Exhibit 10.1

Execution Version

FIRST AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT

THIS FIRST AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT, dated as of December 1, 2022 (this “Agreement”), is among ORION OFFICE REIT LP, a limited partnership formed under the laws of the State of Maryland (the “Borrower”), ORION OFFICE REIT INC., a corporation formed under the laws of the State of Maryland (“Parent”), WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Administrative Agent (in such capacity, the “Agent”), and the Lenders (defined below) party hereto.

RECITALS

WHEREAS, the Borrower, the Parent, the lenders from time to time party thereto (the “Lenders”) and the Agent are parties to the Credit Agreement, dated as of November 12, 2021 (as amended, restated, modified or supplemented prior to the date hereof, the “Credit Agreement”; the Credit Agreement, as modified hereby and as further amended from time to time in accordance with the terms thereof, the “Amended Credit Agreement”). Terms used but not defined herein shall have the respective meanings ascribed thereto in the Amended Credit Agreement.

WHEREAS, pursuant to the terms of the Credit Agreement and other Loan Documents, the Lenders have provided Commitments, Loans and other extensions of credit to the Borrower which bear interest, and are permitted to incur fees, commissions or other amounts, based on USD LIBOR (as defined in the Credit Agreement immediately prior to the effectiveness of this Agreement) in accordance with the terms of the Credit Agreement and the other applicable Loan Documents.

WHEREAS, the Loan Parties have requested that the Lenders amend certain provisions of the Credit Agreement to replace LIBOR Rate (as defined in the Credit Agreement immediately prior to the effectiveness of this Agreement) with Term SOFR and Daily Simple SOFR for purposes of the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents and the Lenders have agreed to such amendments on the term and conditions set forth herein.

NOW THEREFORE, for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:

I. AMENDMENTS TO CREDIT AGREEMENT. Subject to the conditions precedent set forth in Section IV below, as of the First Amendment Effective Date (as defined below), the Credit Agreement is hereby amended to delete the red font stricken text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: stricken text ) and to add the blue font double-underlined text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: double-underlined text) as set forth in Exhibit A attached hereto such that, immediately after giving effect to this Agreement, the Amended Credit Agreement will read as set forth in Exhibit A.

II. SOFR CONVERSION. On the First Amendment Effective Date, all outstanding LIBOR Loans (as defined in the Credit Agreement before giving effect to this Amendment), if any, are hereby converted to Daily Simple SOFR Loans (as defined in the Amended Credit Agreement) (the “SOFR Conversion”). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in the Credit Agreement as in effect immediately prior to giving effect to this Amendment (including, without limitation, Section 5.4. thereof), no amounts shall be owed by the Borrower in respect of any LIBOR breakage costs associated with the SOFR Conversion.

III. REPRESENTATIONS. The Borrower, on its own behalf and on behalf of the other Loan Parties, hereby represents, warrants and confirms that the representations and warranties in Article VII of the Amended Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects (except in the case of a representation or warranty qualified by materiality, in which case such representation or warranty shall be true and correct in all respects) as of the date hereof, except to the extent any such representation or warranty relates solely to an earlier date, in which case such representation or warranty shall be true and correct in all


material respects (except in the case of a representation or warranty qualified by materiality, in which case such representation or warranty shall be true and correct in all respects) on and as of such earlier date, and the representations and warranties contained in Section 7.1.(k) of the Amended Credit Agreement shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to Section 9.1. or 9.2. of the Amended Credit Agreement.

IV. CONDITIONS TO EFFECTIVENESS. This Agreement will become effective on the first date (such date, the “First Amendment Effective Date”) on which each of the following conditions is satisfied:

A. The Agent shall have received counterparts of this Agreement executed and delivered by the Borrower, the other Loan Parties, each Lender, and the Agent.

B. The Agent shall have received all reasonable fees and other amounts due and payable by the Borrower to the Agent on or prior to the date hereof, including, to the extent invoiced, reimbursement or payment of all out of pocket expenses required pursuant to the terms of the Amended Credit Agreement to be reimbursed or paid by the Borrower in connection herewith.

C. The representations and warranties contained in Article VII of the Amended Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall be true and correct in all material respects (except in the case of a representation or warranty qualified by materiality, in which case such representation or warranty shall be true and correct in all respects) on and as of the First Amendment Effective Date, except to the extent any such representation or warranty relates solely to an earlier date, in which case such representation or warranty shall be true and correct in all material respects (except in the case of a representation or warranty qualified by materiality, in which case such representation or warranty shall be true and correct in all respects) on and as of such earlier date, and the representations and warranties contained in Section 7.1.(k) of the Amended Credit Agreement shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to Section 9.1. or 9.2. of the Amended Credit Agreement.

D. As of the date hereof, both immediately before and immediately after entering into this Agreement, no Default or Event of Default exists.

V. MISCELLANEOUS.

A. Each party hereto agrees that, except as specifically amended hereby, the Loan Documents shall remain unmodified and in full force and effect. The Borrower hereby ratifies and confirms its obligations under the Amended Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which it is a party.

B. On and after the date hereof, references in the Amended Credit Agreement or in any other Loan Document to the Loan Documents shall be deemed to be references to the Loan Documents as amended hereby and as further amended, restated, modified or supplemented from time to time. This Agreement shall constitute a Loan Document.

C. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, all of which taken together shall constitute one agreement, and any of the parties hereto may execute this Agreement by signing any such counterpart. Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Agreement by telecopy or electronic mail message shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Agreement.

D. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the law of the State of New York. Section 13.4. of the Amended Credit Agreement is incorporated herein by reference, mutatis mutandis.

 

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E. Any provision in this Agreement that is held to be inoperative, unenforceable, or invalid in any jurisdiction shall, as to that jurisdiction, be inoperative, unenforceable, or invalid without affecting the remaining provisions in that jurisdiction or the operation, enforceability, or validity of that provision in any other jurisdiction, and to this end the provisions of this Agreement are declared to be severable.

F. The words “execute,” “execution,” “signed,” “signature,” and words of like import in or related to (i) any document to be signed by any Lender or Issuing Bank (collectively, the “Lender Parties”), in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby shall be deemed to include electronic signatures, the electronic matching of assignment terms and contract formations on electronic platforms approved by the Agent, or the keeping of records in electronic form; and (ii) any document to be signed by the Borrower or any other Loan Party in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby shall be deemed to include electronic signatures, each of which shall be of the same legal effect, validity or enforceability as a manually executed signature of such Lender Party, the Borrower or other Loan Party, or the use of a paper-based recordkeeping system with respect to such Lender Party, as the case may be, to the extent and as provided for in any applicable law, including the Federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, the New York State Electronic Signatures and Records Act, or any other similar state laws based on the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act; provided that notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, the Agent is under no obligation to agree to accept electronic signatures from any Lender Party, the Borrower or other Loan Party in any form or in any format unless expressly agreed to by the Agent pursuant to procedures approved by it; provided further that, upon the request of the Agent or any Lender, any such electronic signature shall be followed by a manually executed version thereof. Each of the undersigned hereby (i) agrees that, for all purposes, electronic images of this Agreement (including with respect to any of the Lender Parties’ signature pages thereto) shall have the same legal effect, validity, admissibility into evidence and enforceability as any paper original, and (ii) waives any argument, defense or right to contest the validity, admissibility into evidence or enforceability of this Agreement based solely on the lack of paper original copies hereof, including with respect to any of the Lender Parties’ signatures hereto.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have duly executed and delivered this Agreement as of the date first above written.

 

Borrower
ORION OFFICE REIT LP,
By:   /s/ Paul H. McDowell
Name:   Paul H. McDowell
Title:   Chief Executive Officer, President

 

Parent
ORION OFFICE REIT INC.,
By:   /s/ Paul H. McDowell
Name:   Paul H. McDowell
Title:   Chief Executive Officer, President

[ORION – First Amendment to Credit Agreement]


WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Administrative Agent and as a Lender
By:   /s/ Rebecca Ghermezi
  Name: Rebecca Ghermezi
  Title: Vice President

[ORION – First Amendment to Credit Agreement]


JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as a Lender
By:   /s/ Ryan Dempsey
  Name: Ryan Dempsey
  Title: Authorized Officer

[ORION – First Amendment to Credit Agreement]


MIZUHO BANK, LTD., as a Lender
By:   /s/ Donna DeMagistris
  Name: Donna DeMagistris
  Title: Executive Director

[ORION – First Amendment to Credit Agreement]


TD Bank, N.A., as a Lender
By:   /s/ Nathan Bondini
  Name: Nathan Bondini
  Title: Vice President

[ORION – First Amendment to Credit Agreement]


Pentagon Federal Credit Union, as a Lender
By:   /s/ Ashish Tandon
  Name: Ashish Tandon
  Title: VP and Group Head, CRE

[ORION – First Amendment to Credit Agreement]


MIDFIRST BANK, as a Lender
By:   /s/ Darrin Rigler
  Name: Darrin Rigler
  Title: Senior Vice President

[ORION – First Amendment to Credit Agreement]


THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA, as a Lender
By:   /s/ Chelsea McCune
  Name: Chelsea McCune
  Title:   Director, Corporate Banking, U.S. Real Estate, Gaming & Leisure

[ORION – First Amendment to Credit Agreement]


EXHIBIT A

Amended Credit Agreement

[Attached]


Execution Version

EXHIBIT A TO FIRST AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT,

DATED AS OF DECEMBER 1, 2022

 

LOGO

 

 

 

CREDIT AGREEMENT

dated as of November 12, 2021

by and among

ORION OFFICE REIT INC.,

as Parent,

ORION OFFICE REIT LP,

as Borrower,

THE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS PARTY HERETO

AND THEIR ASSIGNEES UNDER SECTION 13.5.,

as Lenders,

and

WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

as the Administrative Agent

 

 

WELLS FARGO SECURITIES, LLC,

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,

MIZUHO BANK, LTD. and

TD BANK, N.A.,

as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners,

and

WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,

MIZUHO BANK, LTD. and

TD BANK, N.A.,

as Syndication Agents

 

 

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Article I. Definitions

     1  
 

Section 1.1.  Definitions

     1  
 

Section 1.2.  General; References to Central Time

     3634  
 

Section 1.3.  Financial Attributes of Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiaries

     3635  
 

Section 1.4.  Rates

     3735  
 

Section 1.5.  Divisions

     3835  

Article II. Credit Facility

     3836  
 

Section 2.1.  Revolving Loans

     3836  
 

Section 2.2.  Term Loans

     3937  
 

Section 2.3.  [Intentionally Omitted.]

     3938  
 

Section 2.4.  Letters of Credit

     4038  
 

Section 2.5.  Changed Circumstances

     4442  
 

Section 2.6.  Rates and Payment of Interest on Loans

     4745  
 

Section 2.7.  Number of Interest Periods

     4846  
 

Section 2.8.  Repayment of Loans

     4846  
 

Section 2.9.  Prepayments

     4846  
 

Section 2.10.  Continuation

     4846  
 

Section 2.11.  Conversion

     4947  
 

Section 2.12.  Notes

     4947  
 

Section 2.13.  Voluntary Reductions of the Revolving Commitments

     5048  
 

Section 2.15.  Expiration Date of Letters of Credit Past Revolving Commitment Termination

     5048  
 

Section 2.16.  Amount Limitations

     5049  
 

Section 2.17.  Incremental Increases

     5149  
 

Section 2.18.  Funds Transfer Disbursements

     5351  

Article III. Payments, Fees and Other General Provisions

     5352  
 

Section 3.1.  Payments

     5352  
 

Section 3.2.  Pro Rata Treatment

     5452  
 

Section 3.3.  Sharing of Payments by Lenders

     5553  
 

Section 3.4.  Several Obligations

     5554  
 

Section 3.5.  Fees

     5554  
 

Section 3.6.  Computations

     5655  
 

Section 3.7.  Usury

     5655  
 

Section 3.8.  Statements of Account

     5755  
 

Section 3.9.  Defaulting Lenders

     5755  
 

Section 3.10.  Taxes

     6059  

Article IV. UNENCUMBERED POOL

     6462  
 

Section 4.1.  Unencumbered Pool Requirements

     6462  
 

Section 4.2.  Eligibility and Addition of Properties.

     64  

Article V. Yield Protection, Etc.

     6463  
 

Section 5.1.  Additional Costs; Capital Adequacy

     6463  
 

Section 5.2.  [Reserved]

     6664  
 

Section 5.3.  Illegality

     6664  
 

Section 5.4.  Compensation

     6665  
 

Section 5.5.  [Reserved]

     6765  


  

Section 5.6.  Replacement of Lenders

     6765  
  

Section 5.7.  Change of Lending Office

     6866  
  

Section 5.8.  Assumptions Concerning Funding of LIBORTerm SOFR Loans

     6866  

Article VI. Conditions Precedent

     6867  
  

Section 6.1.  Initial Conditions Precedent

     6867  
  

Section 6.2.  Conditions Precedent to All Loans and Letters of Credit

     7170  

Article VII. Representations and Warranties

     7270  
  

Section 7.1.  Representations and Warranties

     7270  
  

Section 7.2.  Survival of Representations and Warranties, Etc.

     7776  

Article VIII. Affirmative Covenants

     7876  
  

Section 8.1.  Preservation of Existence and Similar Matters

     7876  
  

Section 8.2.  Compliance with Applicable Law

     7877  
  

Section 8.3.  Maintenance of Property

     7877  
  

Section 8.4.  Conduct of Business

     7877  
  

Section 8.5.  Insurance

     7977  
  

Section 8.6.  Payment of Taxes and Claims

     7977  
  

Section 8.7.  Books and Records; Inspections

     7978  
  

Section 8.8.  Use of Proceeds

     7978  
  

Section 8.9.  Environmental Matters

     8078  
  

Section 8.10.  Further Assurances

     8078  
  

Section 8.11.  Material Contracts

     8079  
  

Section 8.12.  REIT Status

     8079  
  

Section 8.13.  Exchange Listing

     8079  
  

Section 8.14.  Guarantors; Collateral

     8079  

Article IX. Information

     8180  
  

Section 9.1.  Quarterly Financial Statements

     8180  
  

Section 9.2.  Year-End Statements

     8280  
  

Section 9.3.  Compliance Certificate

     8281  
  

Section 9.4.  Other Information

     8281  
  

Section 9.5.  Electronic Delivery of Certain Information

     8483  
  

Section 9.6.  Public/Private Information

     8584  
  

Section 9.7.  USA Patriot Act Notice; Compliance

     8684  

Article X. Negative Covenants

     8684  
  

Section 10.1.  Financial Covenants

     8684  
  

Section 10.2.  Negative Pledge

     8988  
  

Section 10.3.  Restrictions on Intercompany Transfers

     8988  
  

Section 10.4.  Merger, Consolidation, Sales of Assets and Other Arrangements

     9089  
  

Section 10.5.  Plan Assets; Prohibited Transactions

     9190  
  

Section 10.6.  Fiscal Year

     9290  
  

Section 10.7.  Modifications of Organizational Documents and Material Contracts

     9290  
  

Section 10.8.  Use of Proceeds

     9291  
  

Section 10.9.  Subordinated Debt Prepayments; Amendments

     9291  
  

Section 10.10. Transactions with Affiliates

     9392  


Article XI. Default

     9492  
  

Section 11.1.  Events of Default

     9492  
  

Section 11.2.  Remedies Upon Event of Default

     9795  
  

Section 11.3.  Marshaling; Payments Set Aside

     9896  
  

Section 11.5.  Allocation of Proceeds

     9897  
  

Section 11.6.  Letter of Credit Collateral Account

     9998  
  

Section 11.7.  Rescission of Acceleration by Requisite Lenders

     10099  
  

Section 11.8.  Performance by Administrative Agent

     10099  
  

Section 11.9.  Rights Cumulative

     10199  

Article XII. The Administrative Agent

     101100  
  

Section 12.1.  Appointment and Authorization

     101100  
  

Section 12.2.  Administrative Agent as Lender

     102101  
  

Section 12.3.  Approvals of Lenders

     103101  
  

Section 12.4.  Notice of Events of Default

     103101  
  

Section 12.5.  Administrative Agent’s Reliance

     103102  
  

Section 12.6.  Indemnification of Administrative Agent

     104102  
  

Section 12.7.  Lender Credit Decision, Etc.

     105103  
  

Section 12.8.  Successor Administrative Agent

     105104  
  

Section 12.9.  Titled Agents

     106105  
  

Section 12.10. Specified Derivatives Contracts and Specified Cash Management Agreements

     106105  
  

Section 12.11. Erroneous Payments

     107105  
  

Section 12.12. Collateral and Guaranty Matters

     108107  
  

Section 12.13. Certain ERISA Matters

     109108  
  

Section 12.14. Intercreditor Agreement

     110109  

Article XIII. Miscellaneous

     111109  
  

Section 13.1.  Notices

     111109  
  

Section 13.2.  Expenses

     112111  
  

Section 13.3.  Setoff

     113112  
  

Section 13.4.  Litigation; Jurisdiction; Other Matters; Waivers

     114113  
  

Section 13.5.  Successors and Assigns

     115114  
  

Section 13.6.  Amendments and Waivers

     119118  
  

Section 13.7.  Nonliability of Administrative Agent and Lenders

     122120  
  

Section 13.8.  Confidentiality

     122121  
  

Section 13.9.  Indemnification

     123122  
  

Section 13.10. Termination; Survival

     124123  
  

Section 13.11. Severability of Provisions

     124123  
  

Section 13.12. GOVERNING LAW

     124123  
  

Section 13.13. Counterparts

     124123  
  

Section 13.14. Obligations with Respect to Loan Parties and Subsidiaries

     125123  
  

Section 13.15. Independence of Covenants

     125124  
  

Section 13.16. Limitation of Liability

     125124  
  

Section 13.17. Entire Agreement

     125124  
  

Section 13.18. Construction

     125124  
  

Section 13.19. Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of Affected Financial Institutions

     125124  
  

Section 13.20. Headings

     126125  
  

Section 13.20. Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs

     126125  


SCHEDULE I    Commitments
SCHEDULE 1.1.(a)    List of Loan Parties
SCHEDULE 1.1.(b)    Permitted Liens
SCHEDULE 4.2    Unencumbered Pool Properties
SCHEDULE 7.1.(b)    Ownership Structure
SCHEDULE 7.1.(f)    Title to Properties; Liens
SCHEDULE 7.1.(g)    Existing Indebtedness; Total Liabilities
SCHEDULE 7.1.(h)    Material Contracts
SCHEDULE 7.1.(i)    Litigation
SCHEDULE 7.1.(s)    Affiliate Transactions
  
EXHIBIT A    Form of Assignment and Assumption Agreement
EXHIBIT B    Form of Disbursement Instruction Agreement
EXHIBIT C    Form of Guaranty
EXHIBIT D    Form of Notice of Borrowing
EXHIBIT E    Form of Notice of Continuation
EXHIBIT F    Form of Notice of Conversion
EXHIBIT G    Form of Revolving Note
EXHIBIT H    Form of Term Note
EXHIBITS I    Forms of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificates
EXHIBIT J    Form of Compliance Certificate
EXHIBIT K    Form of Pledge Agreement

EXHIBIT L

 

   Form of Intercreditor Agreement


THIS CREDIT AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”), dated as of November 12, 2021 by and among (i) ORION OFFICE REIT LP, a limited partnership formed under the laws of the State of Maryland (the “Borrower”), (ii) ORION OFFICE REIT INC., a corporation formed under the laws of the State of Maryland (“Parent”), (iii) each of the financial institutions initially a signatory hereto together with their successors and assignees under Section 13.5. (the “Lenders”), and (iv) WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Administrative Agent (the “Administrative Agent”), with WELLS FARGO SECURITIES, LLC, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., MIZUHO BANK, LTD. and TD BANK, N.A., as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners (in such capacities, the “Arrangers”), and WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., MIZUHO BANK, LTD. and TD BANK, N.A., as Syndication Agents (the “Syndication Agents”).

WHEREAS, the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks and the Lenders desire to make available to the Borrower a credit facility in the initial amount of $600,000,000, which will include an initial $175,000,000 term loan facility and an initial $425,000,000 revolving credit facility with a $25,000,000 letter of credit subfacility on the terms and conditions contained herein.

NOW, THEREFORE, for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged by the parties hereto, such parties hereby agree as follows:

ARTICLE I. DEFINITIONS

Section 1.1. Definitions.

In addition to terms defined elsewhere herein, the following terms shall have the following meanings for the purposes of this Agreement:

Accession Agreement” means an Accession Agreement substantially in the form of Annex I to the Guaranty.

Additional Costs” has the meaning given that term in Section 5.1.(b).

Adjusted Term SOFR means, for purposes of any calculation, the rate per annum equal to (a) Term SOFR for such calculation plus (b) the Term SOFR Adjustment; provided that if Adjusted Term SOFR as so determined shall ever be less than the Floor, then Adjusted Term SOFR shall be deemed to be the Floor.

Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR means, for any day (a Simple SOFR Rate Day), a rate per annum equal to the greater of (a) the sum of (i) SOFR for the day (such day, a Simple SOFR Determination Day) that is five (5) U.S. Government Securities Business Days prior to (A) if such Simple SOFR Rate Day is a U.S. Government Securities Business Day, such Simple SOFR Rate Day or (B) if such Simple SOFR Rate Day is not a U.S. Government Securities Business Day, the U.S. Government Securities Business Day immediately preceding such Simple SOFR Rate Day, in each case, as such SOFR is published by the SOFR Administrator on the SOFR Administrators Website; provided that if by 5:00 p.m. on the second (2nd) U.S. Government Securities Business Day immediately following any Simple SOFR Determination Day, SOFR in respect of such Simple SOFR Determination Day has not been published on the SOFR Administrators Website and a Benchmark Replacement Date with respect to Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR has not occurred, then SOFR for such Simple SOFR Determination Day will be SOFR as published in respect of the first preceding U.S. Government Securities Business Day for which such SOFR was published on the SOFR Administrators Website; provided further that SOFR as determined pursuant to this proviso shall be utilized for purposes of calculation of Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR for no more than three (3) consecutive Simple SOFR Rate Days and (ii) the Simple SOFR Adjustment and (b) the Floor. Any change in Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR due to a change in SOFR shall be effective from and including the effective date of such change in SOFR without notice to the Borrower.


Administrative Agent” means Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as contractual representative of the Lenders under this Agreement, or any successor “Administrative Agent” appointed pursuant to Section 12.8.

Administrative Questionnaire” means the Administrative Questionnaire completed by each Lender and delivered to the Administrative Agent in a form supplied by the Administrative Agent to the Lenders from time to time.

Administrative Agent Fee Letter” means that certain fee letter dated as of October 20, 2021, between the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.

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

Affected Lender” has the meaning given that term in Section 5.6.

Affiliate” means, with respect to a specified Person, another Person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, Controls or is Controlled by or is under common Control with the Person specified. Unless explicitly set forth to the contrary, a reference to an “Affiliate” means an Affiliate of the Borrower.

Agreement” has the meaning set forth in the first paragraph hereof.

Agreement Date” means the date as of which this Agreement is dated.

Agreement Date Transactions” means, collectively, (a) the repayment of certain Indebtedness of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries to occur on or prior to the Effective Date, (b) the Merger (as defined in the Merger Agreement) and the transactions contemplated thereby including, but not limited to, (i) the Reorganization Plan (as defined in the Merger Agreement), (ii) the OfficeCo Distribution (as defined in the Merger Agreement) and (iii) the listing of common equity interests of Parent on the New York Stock Exchange, (c) the initial borrowings and other extensions of credit under this Agreement and the CMBS Term Loan Facility on the Effective Date and (d) the payment of fees, commissions and expenses in connection with each of the foregoing.

Announcements” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 1.4.

Anti-Corruption Laws” means all Applicable Laws of any jurisdiction from time to time concerning or relating to bribery or corruption, including the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 and the rules and regulations thereunder and the U.K. Bribery Act 2010 and the rules and regulations thereunder.

Anti-Money Laundering Laws” means any and all Applicable Laws related to terrorism financing, money laundering, any predicate crime to money laundering or any financial record keeping, including any applicable provision of the PATRIOT Act and The Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act (also known as the “Bank Secrecy Act,” 31 U.S.C. §§ 5311-5330 and 12 U.S.C. §§ 1818(s), 1820(b) and 1951-1959).

 

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Applicable Law” means all international, foreign, federal, state and local statutes, treaties, rules, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, codes, executive orders, and administrative or judicial precedents or authorities, including the interpretation or administration thereof by any Governmental Authority charged with the enforcement, interpretation or administration thereof, and all applicable administrative orders, directed duties, requests, licenses, authorizations and permits of, and agreements with, any Governmental Authority, in each case whether or not having the force of law.

Applicable Margin” means:

 

  (a)

in the case of the Revolving Credit FacilityLoans, initially, 2.50% for LIBORDaily Simple SOFR Loans or Term SOFR Loans and 1.50% for Base Rate Loans; and

 

  (b)

in the case of the Term Loan FacilityLoans, 2.50% for LIBORDaily Simple SOFR Loans or Term SOFR Loans and 1.50% for Base Rate Loans.

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

Arrangers” has the meaning set forth in the introductory paragraph hereof.

Assignment and Assumption” means an Assignment and Assumption entered into by a Lender and an Eligible Assignee (with the consent of any party whose consent is required by Section 13.5.), and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in substantially the form of Exhibit A or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.

Available Tenor” means, as of any date of determination and with respect to theany then-current Benchmark, as applicable, (a) if the then-currentsuch Benchmark is a term rate, any tenor for such Benchmark (or (b) otherwise, any payment period for interest calculated with reference to such Benchmark, as applicable,component thereof) that is or may be used for determining the length of an Interest Period pursuant to this Agreement or (b) otherwise, any payment period for interest calculated with reference to such Benchmark (or component thereof) that is or may be used for determining any frequency of making payments of interest calculated with reference to such Benchmark, in each case, as of such date and not including, for the avoidance of doubt, any tenor for such Benchmark that is then-removed from the definition of “Interest Period” pursuant to Section 2.5.(c)(iv).

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

Bail-In Legislation” means (a) with respect to any EEA Member Country implementing Article 55 of Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union, the implementing law, regulation, rule or requirement for such EEA Member Country from time to time which is described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, Part I of the United Kingdom Banking Act 2009 (as amended from time to time) and any other law, regulation or rule applicable in the United Kingdom relating to the resolution of unsound or failing banks, investment firms or other financial institutions or their affiliates (other than through liquidation, administration or other insolvency proceedings).

Bankruptcy Code” means 11 U.S.C. §§ 101 et seq.

 

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Base Rate” means, at any time, the highest of (a) the Federal Funds Rate, as published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, plus 1/2 of 1%, (b) the prime commercial lending rate of the Administrative Agent, as established from time to time at its principal U.S. office (which such rate is an index or base rate and will not necessarily be its lowest or best rate charged to its customers or other banks) and (c) the daily LIBOR (as defined below) for a one month Interest Period (as defined below) plus 1%. Interest with respect to Base Rate Loans shall be payable quarterly in arrears on the first day of each calendar quarter.Prime Rate and (c) Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR in effect on such day plus 1%; each change in the Base Rate shall take effect simultaneously with the corresponding change or changes in the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Rate or Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR, as applicable (provided that clause (c) shall not be applicable during any period in which Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR is unavailable or unascertainable).

Base Rate Loan” means any Loan bearing interest at a rate based upon the Base Rate.

Benchmark” means, initially, USD LIBORAdjusted Daily Simple SOFR or Adjusted Term SOFR, as applicable; provided that if a Benchmark Transition Event, a Term SOFR Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have has occurred with respect to USD LIBOR or theAdjusted Daily Simple SOFR or Adjusted Term SOFR, as applicable, or the applicable then-current Benchmark, then “Benchmark” means the applicable Benchmark Replacement to the extent that such Benchmark Replacement has replaced such prior benchmark rate pursuant to Section 2.5.(c)(i).

Benchmark Replacement means, for any Available Tenor,

(a) with respect to any Benchmark Transition Event or Early Opt-in Election, the first alternative set forth in the order below that can be determined by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion in consultation with the Borrower for the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date:

(1) the sum of: (A) Term SOFR and (B) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment; provided, however, that if the Borrower has provided notice to Administrative Agent prior to the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date that the Borrower has an interest rate protection agreement in place with respect to any portion of the Loans as of the date of such notice, then the Administrative Agent, in its sole discretion, may decide not to determine the Benchmark Replacement for such Loans pursuant to this clause (1) for such Benchmark Transition Event or Early Opt-in Election;

(2) the sum of: (A) Daily Simple SOFR and (B) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment;

(3) Benchmark Replacement means , with respect to any Benchmark Transition Event for any then-current Benchmark, the sum of: (Aa) the alternate benchmark rate that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower as the replacement for the then-currentsuch Benchmark for the applicable Corresponding Tenor giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a replacement benchmark rate or the mechanism for determining such a rate by the Relevant Governmental Body or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a benchmark rate as a replacement for theto such then-current Benchmark for Dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time and (Bb) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment; orprovided that, if such Benchmark Replacement as so determined would be less than the Floor, such Benchmark Replacement will be deemed to be the Floor for the purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.

(b) with respect to any Term SOFR Transition Event, the sum of (i) Term SOFR and (ii) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment;

 

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provided that, (i) in the case of clause (a)(1), if the Administrative Agent reasonably determines in consultation with the Borrower that Term SOFR is not administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent, then Term SOFR will be deemed unable to be determined for purposes of this definition and (ii) in the case of clause (a)(1) or clause (b) of this definition, the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement is displayed on a screen or other information service that publishes such rate from time to time as selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion in consultation with the Borrower. If the Benchmark Replacement as determined pursuant to clause (a)(1), (a)(2) or (a)(3) or clause (b) of this definition would be less than the Floor for any Class, the Benchmark Replacement for such Class will be deemed to be the Floor for such Class for the purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.

Benchmark Replacement Adjustment” means, with respect to any replacement of theany then-current Benchmark with an Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for any applicable Interest Period and Available Tenor for any setting of such Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement:

(if applicable), (1) for purposes of clauses (a)(1) and (b) of the definition of Benchmark Replacement, an amount equal to (A) 0.11448% (11.448 basis points) for an Available Tenor of one-months duration, (B) 0.26161% (26.161 basis points) for an Available Tenor of three-months duration and (C) 0.42826% (42.826 basis points) for an Available Tenor of six-months duration;

(2) for purposes of clause (a)(2) of the definition of Benchmark Replacement, an amount equal to 0.11448% (11.448 basis points); and

(3) for purposes of clause (a)(3) of the definition of Benchmark Replacement, the spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, (which may be a positive or negative value or zero) that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower giving due consideration to (ia) any selection or recommendation of a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of such Available Tenor of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement by the Relevant Governmental Body on the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date or (iib) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of such Available Tenor of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for Dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities.

Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes” means, with respect to any Benchmark Replacement, any technical, administrative or operational changes (including changes to the definition of “Base Rate,” the definition of “Business Day,” the definition of “Interest Period” or any similar or analogous definition (or the addition of a concept of “interest period”), the definition of London Banking Day, timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest, timing of borrowing requests or prepayment, conversion or continuation notices, length of lookback periods, the applicability of breakage provisions, the applicability of reserve adjustments, and other technical, administrative or operational matters) that the Administrative Agent reasonably determines in consultation with the Borrower may be appropriate to reflect the adoption and implementation of such Benchmark Replacement and to permit the administration thereof by the Administrative Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice (or, if the Administrative Agent reasonably determines in consultation with the Borrower that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or if the Administrative Agent reasonably determines in consultation with the Borrower that no market practice for the administration of such Benchmark Replacement exists, in such other manner of administration as the Administrative Agent reasonably determines in consultation with the Borrower is reasonably necessary in connection with the administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents).

 

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Benchmark Replacement Date” means the earliest to occur of the following events with respect to theany then-current Benchmark:

(a) in the case of clause (a) or (b) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the later of (i) the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein and (ii) the date on which the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) permanently or indefinitely ceases to provide all Available Tenors (if applicable) of such Benchmark (or such component thereof); or

(b) in the case of clause (c) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the first date of the publicon which such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) has been determined and announced by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) to be non-representative; provided that such non-representativeness will be determined by reference to the most recent statement or publication of information referenced therein;in such clause (c) and even if any Available Tenor (if applicable) of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) continues to be provided on such date.

(c) in the case of a Term SOFR Transition Event, the date that is thirty (30) days after the Administrative Agent has provided the Term SOFR Notice to the Lenders and the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.5(c)(i)(B); or

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

For the avoidance of doubt, (i) if the event giving rise to the Benchmark Replacement Date occurs on the same day as, but earlier than, the Reference Time in respect of any determination, the Benchmark Replacement Date will be deemed to have occurred prior to the Reference Time for such determination and (ii)applicable then-current Benchmark has any Available Tenors, the “Benchmark Replacement Date” will be deemed to have occurred in the case of clause (a) or (b) with respect to any Benchmark upon the occurrence of the applicable event or events set forth therein with respect to all then-current Available Tenors (if applicable) of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof).

Benchmark Transition Event means the occurrence of one or more of the following events with respect to theany then-current Benchmark:

(a) a public statement or publication of information by or on behalf of the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) announcing that such administrator has ceased or will cease to provide all Available Tenors (if applicable) of such Benchmark (or such component thereof), permanently or indefinitely,; provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide any Available Tenor (if applicable) of such Benchmark (or such component thereof);

(b) a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof), the FRB, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, an insolvency official with jurisdiction over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component), a resolution authority with jurisdiction over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component) or a court or an entity with similar insolvency or resolution

 

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authority over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component), which states that the administrator of such Benchmark (or such component) has ceased or will cease to provide all Available Tenors (if applicable) of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) permanently or indefinitely,; provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide any Available Tenor (if applicable) of such Benchmark (or such component thereof); or

(c) a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof)announcing that all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) are no longernot, or as of a specified future date will not be, representative.

For the avoidance of doubt, if the applicable then-current Benchmark has any Available Tenors, a “Benchmark Transition Event” will be deemed to have occurred with respect to any Benchmark if a public statement or publication of information set forth above has occurred with respect to each then-current Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof).

Benchmark Transition Start Date means, in the case of a Benchmark Transition Event, the earlier of (a) the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date and (b) if such Benchmark Transition Event is a public statement or publication of information of a prospective event, the 90th day prior to the expected date of such event as of such public statement or publication of information (or if the expected date of such prospective event is fewer than 90 days after such statement or publication, the date of such statement or publication).

Benchmark Unavailability Period” means, with respect to any then-current Benchmark, the period (if any) (x) beginning at the time that a Benchmark Replacement Date pursuant to clauses (a) or (b) of that definitionwith respect to such Benchmark has occurred if, at such time, no Benchmark Replacement has replaced the then-currentsuch Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in accordance with Section 2.5.(c)(i) and (y) ending at the time that a Benchmark Replacement has replaced the then-currentsuch Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in accordance with Section 2.5.(c)(i).

Benefit Arrangement” means at any time an “employee benefit plan” within the meaning of Section 3(3) of ERISA which is not a Plan or a Multiemployer Plan and which is maintained or otherwise contributed to by the Borrower or any Subsidiary.

Borrower” has the meaning set forth in the introductory paragraph hereof and shall include the Borrower’s successors and permitted assigns.

Borrower Information” has the meaning given that term in Section 2.6.(c).

Business Day” means (a) for all purposes other than as set forth in clause (b) below, any day (other thanany day that (a) is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday) on whichother day on which the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is closed and (b) is not a day on which commercial banks in New York, New York, are open for the conduct of their commercial banking business, and (b) with respect to all notices and determinations in connection with, and payments of principal and interest on, any LIBOR Loan, or any Base Rate Loan as to which the interest rate is determined by reference to LIBOR, any day that is a Business Day described in clause (a) and that is also a day for trading by and between banks in Dollar deposits in the London interbank market. Unless specifically referenced in this Agreement as a Business Day, all references to days shall be to calendar days. are closed.

 

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Capitalization Rate” means 8.0%.

Capitalized Lease Obligations” means obligations under a lease (or other arrangement conveying the right to use property) to pay rent or other amounts that are required to be capitalized for financial reporting purposes in accordance with GAAP. The amount of a Capitalized Lease Obligation is the capitalized amount of such obligation as would be required to be reflected on a balance sheet of the applicable Person prepared in accordance with GAAP as of the applicable date.

Cash Collateralize” means to pledge and deposit with or deliver to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Issuing Banks or the Revolving Lenders, as collateral for Letter of Credit Liabilities or obligations of Revolving Lenders to fund participations in respect of Letter of Credit Liabilities, cash or deposit account balances or, if the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Banks shall agree in their sole discretion, other credit support, in each case pursuant to documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Banks. “Cash Collateral” shall have a meaning correlative to the foregoing and shall include the proceeds of such cash collateral and other credit support.

Cash Equivalents” means (a) securities issued, guaranteed or insured by the United States or any of its agencies with maturities of not more than one year from the date acquired; (b) time deposits, certificates of deposit or bankers’ acceptances with maturities of not more than one year from the date acquired issued by any Lender (or bank holding company owning any Lender) or by any other United States federal or state chartered commercial bank of recognized standing, or a commercial bank organized under the laws of any other country which is a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, or a political subdivision of any such country, acting through a branch or agency, which bank has capital and unimpaired surplus in excess of $500,000,000 and which bank or its holding company has a short-term commercial paper rating of at least A-2 or the equivalent by S&P or at least P-2 or the equivalent by Moody’s; (c) reverse repurchase agreements with terms of not more than seven days from the date acquired, for securities of the type described in clause (a) above and entered into only with commercial banks having the qualifications described in clause (b) above; (d) commercial paper issued by any Lender (or any bank holding company owning any Lender) or by any other Person incorporated under the laws of the United States or any State thereof and rated at least A-2 or the equivalent thereof by S&P or at least P-2 or the equivalent thereof by Moody’s, in each case with maturities of not more than one year from the date acquired; and (e) investments in money market funds registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 which have net assets of at least $500,000,000 and at least 85% of whose assets consist of securities and other obligations of the type described in clauses (a) through (d) above.

Cash Management Agreement” means any agreement to provide cash management services, including treasury, depository, overdraft, credit or debit card (including non-card electronic payables and purchasing cards), electronic funds transfer and other cash management arrangements.

Class” means, when used in reference to any Loan, whether such Loan is a Revolving Loan, Term Loan or Incremental Term Loan and, when used in reference to any Commitment, whether such Commitment is a Revolving Commitment, a Term Loan Commitment or an Incremental Term Loan Commitment.

CMBS Guarantor” has the meaning set forth in Section 8.14.

CMBS Term Loan Agent” means Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, in its capacity as Administrative Agent under the CMBS Term Loan Facility.

 

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CMBS Term Loan Facility” means that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of the Agreement Date, by and among Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Administrative Agent, the Borrower, the Parent and the lenders party thereto from time to time.

CMBS Transaction” has the meaning set forth in Section 8.14.

Collateral” means any collateral or other property securing the Obligations at any time pursuant to the Loan Documents and, for the avoidance of doubt, shall include all “Collateral” as defined in the Intercreditor Agreement and all “Pledged Collateral” as defined in the Pledge Agreement.    

Collateral Agent” means Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, in its capacity as “Collateral Agent” as defined in the Intercreditor Agreement, or any successor “Collateral Agent” appointed pursuant to the Intercreditor Agreement.    

Commitment” means as to a Lender, such Lender’s Revolving Commitment, such Lender’s Term Loan Commitment or such Lender’s Incremental Term Loan Commitment, as the context may require.

Commodity Exchange Act” means the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.

Compliance Certificate” has the meaning given that term in Section 9.3.

Conforming Changes” means, with respect to either the use or administration of an initial Benchmark or the use, administration, adoption or implementation of any Benchmark Replacement, any technical, administrative or operational changes (including changes to the definition of “Base Rate,” the definition of “Business Day,” the definition of “U.S. Government Securities Business Day, the definition of Interest Period” or any similar or analogous definition (or the addition of a concept of “interest period”), timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest, timing of borrowing requests or prepayment, conversion or continuation notices, the applicability and length of lookback periods, the applicability of Section 5.4. and other technical, administrative or operational matters) that the Administrative Agent decides may be appropriate to reflect the adoption and implementation of any such rate or to permit the use and administration thereof by the Administrative Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice (or, if the Administrative Agent decides that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or if the Administrative Agent determines that no market practice for the administration of any such rate exists, in such other manner of administration as the Administrative Agent decides is reasonably necessary in connection with the administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents).

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.

Continue”, “Continuation” and “Continued” each refers to the continuation of a LIBORSOFR Loan from one Interest Period to another Interest Period pursuant to Section 2.10.

Control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of a Person, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise. “Controlling” and “Controlled” have meanings correlative thereto.

Convert”, “Conversion” and “Converted” each refers to the conversion of a Loan of one Type into a Loan of another Type pursuant to Section 2.11.

 

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

Credit Agreement Obligations” has the meaning given that term in the Intercreditor Agreement.

Credit Event” means any of the following: (a) the making (or deemed making) of any Loan, (b) the Conversion of a Base Rate Loan into a LIBORSOFR Loan, (c) the Continuation of a LIBORTerm SOFR Loan and (d) the issuance of a Letter of Credit or the amendment of a Letter of Credit that extends the maturity, or increases the Stated Amount, of such Letter of Credit.

Daily Simple SOFR Loan” means, for any day, SOFR, with the conventions for this rate (which will include a lookback) being established by the Administrative Agent in accordance with the conventions for this rate selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body for determining Loan bearing interest at a rate based on Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR for syndicated business loans; provided, that if the Administrative Agent decides that any such convention is not administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent, then the Administrative Agent may establish another convention in its reasonable discretion. (other than pursuant to the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR component of the definition of Base Rate).

Debtor Relief Laws” means the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, and all other liquidation, conservatorship, bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, moratorium, rearrangement, receivership, insolvency, reorganization, or similar debtor relief laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdictions from time to time in effect.

Default” means any of the events specified in Section 11.1., whether or not there has been satisfied any requirement for the giving of notice, the lapse of time, or both.

Defaulting Lender” means, subject to Section 3.9.(f), any Lender that (a) has failed to (i) fund all or any portion of its Loans within 2 Business Days of the date such Loans were required to be funded hereunder unless such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Borrower in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s reasonable determination that one or more conditions precedent to funding (each of which conditions precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing) has not been satisfied, or (ii) pay to the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder (including, with respect to a Revolving Lender, in respect of its participation in Letters of Credit) within 2 Business Days of the date when due, (b) has notified the Borrower, the Administrative Agent or any Issuing Bank in writing that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations hereunder, or has made a public statement to that effect (unless such writing or public statement relates to such Lender’s obligation to fund a Loan hereunder and states that such position is based on such Lender’s reasonable determination that a condition precedent to funding (which condition precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing or public statement) cannot be satisfied), (c) in the case of a Revolving Lender, has failed, within 3 Business Days after written request by the Administrative Agent or the Borrower, to confirm in writing to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower that it will comply with its prospective funding obligations hereunder (provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon receipt of such written confirmation by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower), or (d) has, or has a direct or indirect parent company that has, (i) become the subject of a proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law, (ii) had appointed for it a receiver, custodian, conservator, trustee, administrator, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with reorganization or liquidation of its business or assets, including the Federal Deposit

 

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Insurance Corporation or any other state or federal regulatory authority acting in such a capacity or (iii) become the subject of a Bail-in Action; provided that a Lender shall not be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of the ownership or acquisition of any Equity Interest in that Lender or any direct or indirect parent company thereof by a Governmental Authority so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Lender (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender. Any determination by the Administrative Agent that a Lender is a Defaulting Lender under any one or more of clauses (a) through (d) above shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error, and such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender (subject to Section 3.9.(f)) upon delivery of written notice by the Administrative Agent of such determination to the Borrower, the Issuing Banks and each Lender.

Derivatives Contract” means a “swap agreement” as defined in Section 101 of the Bankruptcy Code. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing, any Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction, Permitted Warrant Transaction, or Permitted Corresponding Swap Transaction, and any obligations thereunder, in each case, shall not constitute Derivatives Contracts.

Derivatives Termination Value” means, in respect of any one or more Derivatives Contracts, after taking into account the effect of any legally enforceable netting agreement or provision relating thereto, (a) for any date on or after the date such Derivatives Contracts have been terminated or closed out, the termination amount or value determined in accordance therewith, and (b) for any date prior to the date such Derivatives Contracts have been terminated or closed out, the then-current mark-to-market value for such Derivatives Contracts, determined based upon one or more mid-market quotations or estimates provided by any recognized dealer in Derivatives Contracts (which may include the Administrative Agent, any Lender, any Specified Derivatives Provider or any Affiliate of any of them).

Development Property” means a Property, subject to the last sentence of this definition, designated as such by the Borrower, on which the improvements related to the development have not been substantially completed. A Development Property shall cease to constitute a Development Property on the earlier of (a) the date on which all improvements (other than tenant improvements on unoccupied space) related to the development of such Property have been substantially completed for at least 12 months and (b) the date on which the Borrower elects in its sole discretion to remove the designation as a “Development Property”.

Disbursement Instruction Agreement” means an agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit B to be executed and delivered by the Borrower pursuant to Section 6.1.(a), as the same may be amended, restated or modified from time to time with the prior written approval of the Administrative Agent.

Dollars” or “$” means the lawful currency of the United States.

Domestic Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary organized under the laws of the United States or any political subdivision of the United States.

Early Opt-in Election means, if the then-current Benchmark is USD LIBOR, the occurrence of:

 

  (a)

a notification by the Administrative Agent to (or the request by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent to notify) each of the other parties hereto that at least five currently outstanding Dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time contain (as a result of amendment or as originally executed) a SOFR-based rate (including SOFR, a term SOFR or any other rate based upon SOFR) as a benchmark rate (and such syndicated credit facilities are identified in such notice and are publicly available for review), and

 

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  (b)

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

EBITDA means, with respect to a Person for any period and without duplication, the sum of (a) net income (loss) of such Person for such period determined on a consolidated basis excluding the following (but only to the extent included in determining net income (loss) for such period): (i) depreciation and amortization; (ii) interest expense; (iii) income tax expense; (iv) extraordinary or nonrecurring items, including without limitation, gains and losses from the sale of Properties; (v) gains and losses resulting from currency exchange effects and hedging arrangements; (vi) non-cash stock compensation costs of such Person for such period, and (vii) equity in net income (loss) of its Unconsolidated Affiliates; plus (b) such Person’s Ownership Share of EBITDA of its Unconsolidated Affiliates. EBITDA shall be adjusted to remove any impact from straight line rent level adjustments required under GAAP and amortization of above and below market rent intangibles pursuant to FASB ASC 805. For purposes of this definition, nonrecurring items shall be deemed to include, but shall not be limited to, (w) gains and losses on early extinguishment of Indebtedness, (x) severance and other restructuring charges, (y) transaction costs of the Agreement Date Transactions and any other acquisitions, dispositions, capital markets offerings, debt financings and amendments thereto not permitted to be capitalized pursuant to GAAP and (z) non-cash impairment charges.

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

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

EEA Resolution Authority” means any public administrative authority or any Person entrusted with public administrative authority of any EEA Member Country (including any delegee) having responsibility for the resolution of any credit institution or investment firm established in any EEA Member Country.

Effective Date” means the date on which all of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 6.1. shall have been fulfilled or waived by all of the Lenders.

Eligible Assignee” means any Person that meets the requirements to be an assignee under Section 13.5.(b)(iii), (v) and (vi) (subject to such consents, if any, as may be required under Section 13.5.(b)(iii)).

Eligible Ground Lease” means a ground lease containing terms and conditions customarily required by mortgagees making a loan secured by the interest of the holder of the leasehold estate demised pursuant to a ground lease, including without limitation, the following: (a) a remaining term (including any unexercised extension options exercisable at the sole option of the ground lessee) of 30 years or more from the Agreement Date; (b) the right of the lessee to mortgage and encumber its interest in the leased property, and to amend the terms of any such mortgage or encumbrance, in each case, without the consent of the lessor; (c) the obligation of the lessor to give the holder of any mortgage Lien

 

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on such leased property written notice of any defaults on the part of the lessee and agreement of such lessor that such lease will not be terminated until such holder has had a reasonable opportunity to cure or complete foreclosures, and fails to do so; (d) reasonably acceptable transferability of the lessee’s interest under such lease, including ability to sublease (provided that a provision that if a consent of such ground lessor is required, such consent is subject to either an express reasonableness standard or an objective financial standard for the transferee that is reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent shall be deemed acceptable); and (e) clearly determinable rental payment terms.

Environmental Claims” means any and all administrative, regulatory or judicial actions, suits, demands, demand letters, claims, liens, accusations, allegations, notices of noncompliance or violation, investigations (other than internal reports prepared by any Person in the ordinary course of business and not in response to any third party action or request of any kind) or proceedings relating in any way to any actual or alleged violation of or liability under any Environmental Law or relating to any permit issued, or any approval given, under any such Environmental Law, including any and all claims by Governmental Authorities for enforcement, cleanup, removal, response, remedial or other actions or damages, contribution, indemnification, cost recovery, compensation or injunctive relief resulting from Hazardous Materials or arising from alleged injury or threat of injury to public health or the environment.

Environmental Laws” means any Applicable Law relating to the protection of public health or the environment, including, but not limited to, requirements pertaining to the manufacture, processing, distribution, use, treatment, storage, disposal, transportation, handling, reporting, licensing, permitting, investigation or remediation of Hazardous Materials.

Equity Interest” means (a) in the case of a corporation, capital stock, (b) in the case of an association or business entity, any and all shares, interests, participations, rights or other equivalents (however designated) of capital stock, (c) in the case of a partnership, partnership interests (whether general or limited), (d) in the case of a limited liability company, membership interests, (e) any other interest or participation that confers on a Person the right to receive a share of the profits and losses of, or distributions of assets of, the issuing Person and (f) any and all warrants, rights or options to purchase any of the foregoing.

ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the rules and regulations thereunder.

ERISA Event” means, with respect to the ERISA Group, (a) any “reportable event” as defined in Section 4043 of ERISA with respect to a Plan (other than an event for which the 30 day notice period is waived); (b) the withdrawal of a member of the ERISA Group from a Plan subject to Section 4063 of ERISA during a plan year in which it was a “substantial employer” as defined in Section 4001(a)(2) of ERISA or a cessation of operations that is treated as such a withdrawal under Section 4062(e) of ERISA; (c) the incurrence by a member of the ERISA Group of any liability with respect to the withdrawal or partial withdrawal from any Multiemployer Plan; (d) the incurrence by any member of the ERISA Group of any liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to the termination of any Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (e) the institution of proceedings to terminate a Plan or Multiemployer Plan by the PBGC; (f) the failure by any member of the ERISA Group to make when due required contributions to a Multiemployer Plan or Plan unless such failure is cured within 30 days or the filing pursuant to Section 412(c) of the Internal Revenue Code or Section 302(c) of ERISA of an application for a waiver of the minimum funding standard; (g) any other event or condition that would reasonably be expected to constitute grounds under Section 4042 of ERISA for the termination of, or the appointment of a trustee to administer, any Plan or Multiemployer Plan or the imposition of liability under Section 4069 or 4212(c) of ERISA; (h) the receipt by any member of the ERISA Group of any notice or the receipt by any

 

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Multiemployer Plan from any member of the ERISA Group of any notice, concerning the imposition of Withdrawal Liability or a determination that a Multiemployer Plan is, or is reasonably expected to be, insolvent (within the meaning of Section 4245 of ERISA), in reorganization (within the meaning of Section 4241 of ERISA), or in “critical” status (within the meaning of Section 432 of the Internal Revenue Code or Section 305 of ERISA); (i) the imposition of any liability under Title IV of ERISA, other than for PBGC premiums due but not delinquent under Section 4007 of ERISA, upon any member of the ERISA Group or the imposition of any Lien in favor of the PBGC under Title IV of ERISA; or (j) a determination that a Plan is, or is reasonably expected to be, in “at risk” status (within the meaning of Section 430 of the Internal Revenue Code or Section 303 of ERISA).

ERISA Group” means the Borrower, any Subsidiary and all members of a controlled group of corporations and all trades or businesses (whether or not incorporated) under common control, which, together with the Borrower or any Subsidiary, are treated as a single employer under Sections 414(b) or (c) of the Internal Revenue Code or, solely for Section 412 of the Internal Revenue Code and Sections 302 or 4007 of ERISA, Sections 414(m) or (o) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Erroneous Payment” has the meaning given that term in Section 12.11.

Erroneous Payment Deficiency Assignment” has the meaning given that term in Section 12.11.

Erroneous Payment Impacted Class” has the meaning given that term in Section 12.11.

Erroneous Payment Return” has the meaning given that term in Section 12.11.

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

Eurodollar Reserve Percentage means, for any day, the percentage which is in effect for such day as prescribed by the FRB for determining the maximum reserve requirement (including, without limitation, any basic, supplemental or emergency reserves) in respect of eurocurrency liabilities or any similar category of liabilities for a member bank of the Federal Reserve System in New York City or any other reserve ratio or analogous requirement of any central banking or financial regulatory authority imposed in respect of the maintenance of the Commitments or the funding of the Loans. The LIBOR Rate for each outstanding Loan shall be adjusted automatically as of the effective date of any change in the Eurodollar Reserve Percentage.

Event of Default” means any of the events specified in Section 11.1., provided that any requirement for passage of time, giving of notice, or any other condition, has been satisfied.

Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. § 77 et seq.).

Excluded Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary (a) holding title to assets that are or are to become collateral for any Secured Indebtedness of such Subsidiary (or the assets of which consist of Equity Interests of such a Subsidiary), that is prohibited from Guarantying the Indebtedness of any other Person pursuant to (i) any document, instrument or agreement evidencing such Secured Indebtedness or (ii) a provision of such Subsidiary’s organizational documents which provision was included in such Subsidiary’s organizational documents as a condition to the extension of such Secured Indebtedness, (b) that is prohibited by law or governmental regulations from Guarantying the Obligations, (c) that is (i) not a Wholly Owned Subsidiary and (ii) prohibited from Guarantying the Indebtedness of any other Person without the consent of any Person (other than the Borrower and its Wholly Owned Subsidiaries) pursuant to a provision of such Subsidiary’s organizational documents which provision was required by a third party equity owner of such Subsidiary, or (d) that is a Foreign Subsidiary, Foreign Subsidiary HoldCo or a Subsidiary of any Foreign Subsidiary or of any Foreign Subsidiary HoldCo.

 

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Excluded Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Loan Party, any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, all or a portion of the liability of such Loan Party for or the Guarantee of such Loan Party of, or the grant by such Loan Party of a Lien to secure, such Swap Obligation (or any liability or guarantee thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof) by virtue of such Loan Party’s failure for any reason to constitute an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act and the regulations thereunder at the time the liability for or the Guarantee of such Loan Party or the grant of such Lien becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation (such determination being made after giving effect to any applicable keepwell, support or other agreement for the benefit of the applicable Loan Party, including under any applicable provision of the Guaranty). 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 Lien is or becomes illegal for the reasons identified in the immediately preceding 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 an Applicable 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 5.6.) or (ii) such Lender changes its lending office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 3.10., 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 3.10.(g) and (d) any withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA.

Extended Letter of Credit” has the meaning given that term in Section 2.4.(b).

FASB ASC” means the Accounting Standards Codification of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Internal Revenue Code, as of the date of this Agreement (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, and any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code and any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement, treaty or convention among Governmental Authorities and implementing such Sections of the Internal Revenue Code.

Federal Funds Rate” means, for any day, the rate per annum equal to the weighted average of the rates on overnight federal funds transactions with members of the Federal Reserve System, as published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on the Business Day next succeeding such day, provided that if such rate is not so published for any day which is a Business Day, the Federal Funds Rate for such day shall be the average of the quotation for such day on such transactions received by the Administrative Agent from three federal funds brokers of recognized standing selected by the Administrative Agent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Federal Funds Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.

 

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Fee Letters” means the Administrative Agent Fee Letter and the Lead Arranger Fee Letter.

Fees” means the fees and commissions provided for or referred to in Section 3.5. and any other fees payable by the Borrower hereunder or under any other Loan Document.

First Amendment Effective Date means December 1, 2022.

Fixed Charges means, with respect to a Person and for a given period, the sum of (a) the Interest Expense of such Person for such period, plus (b) the aggregate of all regularly scheduled principal payments on Indebtedness made by such Person during such period (excluding balloon, bullet or similar payments of principal due upon the stated maturity of Indebtedness), plus (c) the aggregate amount of all Preferred Dividends paid by such Person during such period. The Borrower’s Ownership Share of the Fixed Charges of its Unconsolidated Affiliates will be included when determining the Fixed Charges of the Borrower.

Floor” means, with respect to any Class, the benchmark rate floor, if any, provided in this Agreement initially (as of the execution of this Agreement, the modification, amendment or renewal of this Agreement or otherwise) with respect to LIBOR for such Class.a rate of interest equal to 0.00%.

Foreign Lender” means (a) if the Borrower is a U.S. Person, a Lender that is not a U.S. Person, and (b) if the Borrower is not a U.S. Person, a Lender that is resident or organized under the laws of a jurisdiction other than that in which the Borrower is resident for tax purposes.

Foreign Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is not a Domestic Subsidiary.

Foreign Subsidiary Holdco” means a Domestic Subsidiary substantially all of the assets of which consist of Equity Interests of, or Indebtedness owing from, one or more Foreign Subsidiaries.

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

Fronting Exposure” means, at any time there is a Defaulting Lender that is a Revolving Lender, with respect to an Issuing Bank, such Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of the outstanding Letter of Credit Liabilities with respect to Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank other than Letter of Credit Liabilities as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Revolving Lenders or Cash Collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof.

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, bonds and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its activities.

Funds From Operations” means net income available to common stockholders (computed in accordance with GAAP), plus depreciation, amortization and impairments, but excluding gains on the sale of investment properties from “continuing operations” and “discontinued operations” (as indicated on the consolidated statements of income (and accompanying notes) of the Borrower) and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. Adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures will be calculated to reflect funds from operations on the same basis. Funds From Operations shall be calculated consistent with the National Association of Real Estate Investments Trusts, Inc. (“NAREIT”) as of the Agreement Date, but without giving effect to any supplements, amendments or other modifications promulgated after the Agreement Date.

 

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GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States set forth in the opinions and pronouncements of the Accounting Principles Board and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and statements and pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board or such other principles as may be approved by a significant segment of the accounting profession in the United States, that are applicable to the circumstances as of the date of determination, consistently applied.

Governmental Approvals” means all authorizations, consents, approvals, permits, licenses and exemptions of, and all registrations and filings with or issued by, any Governmental Authorities.

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

Guaranteed Obligations” means, collectively, (a) the Obligations and (b) all existing or future payment and other obligations owing by any Loan Party under any Specified Derivatives Contract (other than any Excluded Swap Obligation) or any Specified Cash Management Agreement.

Guarantor” means (i) Parent and (ii) any Person that is party to the Guaranty as a “Guarantor” and shall in any event include each Subsidiary of the Borrower (other than an Excluded Subsidiary) that is required to become a Guarantor in order to comply with Section 8.14.

Guaranty”, “Guaranteed” or to “Guarantee” as applied to any obligation means and includes: (a) a guaranty (other than by endorsement of negotiable instruments for collection in the ordinary course of business), directly or indirectly, in any manner, of any part or all of such obligation, or (b) an agreement, direct or indirect, contingent or otherwise, and whether or not constituting a guaranty, the practical effect of which is to assure the payment or performance (or payment of damages in the event of nonperformance) of any part or all of such obligation whether by: (i) the purchase of securities or obligations, (ii) the purchase, sale or lease (as lessee or lessor) of property or the purchase or sale of services primarily for the purpose of enabling the obligor with respect to such obligation to make any payment or performance (or payment of damages in the event of nonperformance) of or on account of any part or all of such obligation, or to assure the owner of such obligation against loss, (iii) the supplying of funds to or in any other manner investing in the obligor with respect to such obligation, (iv) repayment of amounts drawn down by beneficiaries of letters of credit (including Letters of Credit), or (v) the supplying of funds to or investing in a Person on account of all or any part of such Person’s obligation under a Guaranty of any obligation or indemnifying or holding harmless, in any way, such Person against any part or all of such obligation. As the context requires, “Guaranty” shall also mean the guaranty executed and delivered pursuant to Section 6.1. or 8.14. and substantially in the form of Exhibit C.

Hazardous Materials” means any substances or materials (a) which are or become defined as hazardous wastes, hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants, chemical substances or mixtures or toxic substances (or words of similar intent or meaning) under any Environmental Law, (b) which are toxic, explosive, corrosive, flammable, infectious, radioactive, carcinogenic, mutagenic or otherwise harmful to public health or the environment and are or become regulated by any Governmental Authority, (c) the presence of which require investigation or remediation under any Environmental Law or common law, (d) the discharge or emission or release of which requires a permit or license under any

 

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Environmental Law or other Governmental Approval, (e) which are deemed by a Governmental Authority to constitute a nuisance or a trespass which pose a health or safety hazard to Persons or neighboring properties, or (f) which contain, without limitation, asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls, urea formaldehyde foam insulation, petroleum hydrocarbons, petroleum derived substances or waste, crude oil, nuclear fuel, natural gas or synthetic gas.

IBA has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 1.4.

Increase Effective Date” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 2.17(c).

Incremental Amendment” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 2.17(f).

Incremental Facilities Limit” means $225,000,000 less the total aggregate initial principal amount (as of the date of incurrence thereof) of all previously incurred Incremental Increases.

Incremental Increase” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 2.17(a).

Incremental Lender” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 2.17(b).

Incremental Revolving Credit Facility Increase” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 2.17(a).

Incremental Term Loan” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 2.17(a).

Incremental Term Loan Commitment” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 2.17(a).

Indebtedness” means, with respect to a Person, at the time of computation thereof, all of the following (without duplication): (a) all obligations of such Person in respect of money borrowed or for the deferred purchase price of property or services (other than (A) trade debt incurred in the ordinary course of business and (B) any earnout obligation until such obligation becomes a liability on the balance sheet of such Person in accordance with GAAP (excluding disclosure on the notes and footnotes thereto) and if not paid after becoming due and payable); (b) all obligations of such Person, whether or not for money borrowed (i) represented by notes payable, or drafts accepted, in each case representing extensions of credit, (ii) evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or similar instruments, or (iii) constituting purchase money indebtedness, conditional sales contracts, title retention debt instruments or other similar instruments, upon which interest charges are customarily paid or that are issued or assumed as full or partial payment for property or for services rendered; (c) Capitalized Lease Obligations of such Person; (d) all reimbursement obligations (contingent or otherwise) of such Person under or in respect of any letters of credit or acceptances (whether or not the same have been presented for payment); (e) all Off-Balance Sheet Obligations of such Person; (f) all obligations of such Person to purchase, redeem, retire, defease or otherwise make any payment in respect of any Mandatorily Redeemable Stock issued by such Person or any other Person, valued at the greater of its voluntary or involuntary liquidation preference plus accrued and unpaid dividends; (g) net obligations under any Derivatives Contract not entered into as a hedge against interest rate risk in respect of existing Indebtedness, in an amount equal to the Derivatives Termination Value thereof at such time (but in no event less than zero) (but, for the avoidance of doubt, Indebtedness of the Loan Parties shall not include any agreement, commitment or arrangement for the sale of Equity Interests issued by the Loan Parties at a future date that could be discharged solely by (A) delivery of the Loan Parties’ Equity Interests (other than Mandatorily Redeemable Stock), or, (B) solely at the Loan Parties’ option made at any time, payment of the net cash value of such Equity Interests at the time, irrespective of the form or duration of such agreement, commitment or arrangement; provided, however, that during the period of time, if any, following an election by the Loan Parties to pay the net cash value of such Equity Interest and prior to payment of such net cash value, the obligation to pay such

 

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net cash value shall be included as “Indebtedness” hereunder (it being understood and agreed that the amount of such Indebtedness shall be calculated based on the closing price of the applicable Loan Party’s Equity Interests on the date of such election, irrespective of the market price of such Loan Party’s Equity Interests at any time following such election, including at the time of payment)); (h) all Indebtedness of other Persons which such Person has guaranteed or is otherwise recourse to such Person (except for guaranties of customary exceptions for fraud, misapplication of funds, environmental indemnities, voluntary bankruptcy, collusive involuntary bankruptcy and other similar customary exceptions to non-recourse liability); and (i) all Indebtedness of another Person secured by (or for which the holder of such Indebtedness has an existing right, contingent or otherwise, to be secured by) any Lien on property or assets owned by such Person, even though such Person has not assumed or become liable for the payment of such Indebtedness or other payment obligation (valued in the case of this clause (i) at the lesser of (A) the aggregate unpaid amount of such Indebtedness and (B) if such Indebtedness is non-recourse, the fair market value of the property encumbered thereby as determined by such Person in good faith). Indebtedness of a Person shall include Indebtedness of any other Person to the extent such Indebtedness is recourse to such first Person. All Loans and Letter of Credit Liabilities shall constitute Indebtedness of the Borrower. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing, any Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction, Permitted Warrant Transaction, or Permitted Corresponding Swap Transaction, and any obligations thereunder, in each case, shall not constitute Indebtedness.

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 or any other Loan Party under any Loan Document and (b) to the extent not otherwise described in the immediately preceding clause (a), Other Taxes.

Intellectual Property” has the meaning given that term in Section 7.1.(t).

Intercreditor Agreement” means the Collateral Agency and Intercreditor Agreement dated as of the Agreement Date (as amended, amended and restated, waived, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time) among the Collateral Agent, the Administrative Agent, on behalf of the Lenders, and the CMBS Term Loan Facility Agent, on behalf of the lenders under the CMBS Term Loan Facility, in substantially the form of Exhibit L.

Interest Expense” means, with respect to a Person and for any period, without duplication, total interest expense of such Person, including capitalized interest not funded under a construction loan interest reserve account, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP for such period; provided, that Interest Expense shall not include (i) capitalized interest funded from a construction loan interest reserve account held by another lender and not included in the calculation of cash for balance sheet reporting purposes, (ii) commitment or arrangement fees, (iii) premiums or penalties (including, without limitation, any make-whole payments associated with the early repayment, redemption or defeasance of Indebtedness) or (iv) upfront and one-time financing fees, including amortization of original issue discount. The Borrower’s Ownership Share of the Interest Expense of its Unconsolidated Affiliates will be included when determining the Interest Expense of the Borrower.

 

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Interest Period” means, as to each LIBORTerm SOFR Loan, the period commencing on the date such LIBORTerm SOFR Loan is disbursed or converted to, or continued as, a LIBORTerm SOFR Loan and ending on the date one (1), three (3), or six (6) months thereafter, in each case as selected by the Borrower in its Notice of Borrowing or Notice of Conversion/Continuation and subject to availability; provided that:

(a) the Interest Period shall commence on the date of advance of or conversion to any LIBORTerm SOFR Loan and, in the case of immediately successive Interest Periods, each successive Interest Period shall commence on the date on which the immediately preceding Interest Period expires;

(b) if any Interest Period would otherwise expire on a day that is not a Business Day, such Interest Period shall expire on the next succeeding Business Day; provided that if any Interest Period with respect to a LIBOR Loan would otherwise expire on a day that is not a Business Day but is a day of the month after which no further Business Day occurs in such month, such Interest Period shall expire on the immediately preceding Business Day;

(c) any Interest Period with respect to a LIBOR Loan that begins on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period) shall end on the last Business Day of the relevant calendar month at the end of such Interest Period;

(d) no Interest Period shall extend beyond the Revolving Termination Date or the Term Loan Maturity Date, as applicable;

(e) there shall be no more than 15 Interest Periods in effect at any time; and

(f) no tenor that has been removed from this definition pursuant to Section 2.5(c)(iv) shall be available for specification in any Notice of Borrowing, Notice of Conversion or Notice of Continuation.

Internal Revenue Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

Investment” means, with respect to any Person, any acquisition or investment (whether or not of a controlling interest) by such Person, by means of any of the following: (a) the purchase or other acquisition of any Equity Interest in another Person, (b) a loan, advance or extension of credit to, capital contribution to, Guaranty of Indebtedness of, or purchase or other acquisition of any Indebtedness of, another Person, including any partnership or joint venture interest in such other Person, or (c) the purchase or other acquisition (in one transaction or a series of transactions) of assets of another Person that constitute the business or a division or operating unit of another Person. Except as expressly provided otherwise, for purposes of determining compliance with any covenant contained in a Loan Document, the amount of any Investment shall be the amount actually invested, without adjustment for subsequent increases or decreases in the value of such Investment.

IRS” means the United States Internal Revenue Service.

Issuing Bank” means, individually and collectively, as the context hereof may suggest or require, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., TD Bank, N.A. and any other Lender that agrees in writing to act as an Issuing Bank, each in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit pursuant to Section 2.4.

L/C Commitment Amount” has the meaning given to that term in Section 2.4.(a).

L/C Disbursement” has the meaning given to that term in Section 3.9.(b).

Lead Arranger Fee Letter” means that certain fee letter dated as of October 20, 2021, by and among the Borrower, the Arrangers and the Administrative Agent.

 

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Lender” means each financial institution from time to time party hereto as a “Lender,” together with its respective successors and permitted assigns.

Lender Parties” means, collectively, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders, the Issuing Banks, the Specified Derivatives Providers, the Specified Cash Management Banks, each co-agent or sub-agent appointed by the Administrative Agent from time to time pursuant to Section 12.5., any other holder from time to time of any Obligations and, in each case, their respective successors and permitted assigns.

Lending Office” means, for each Lender and for each Type of Loan, the office of such Lender specified in such Lender’s Administrative Questionnaire or in the applicable Assignment and Assumption, or such other office of such Lender as such Lender may notify the Administrative Agent in writing from time to time.

Letter of Credit” has the meaning given that term in Section 2.4.(a).

Letter of Credit Collateral Account” means a special deposit account maintained by the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks and the Revolving Lenders, and under the sole dominion and control of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Issuing Banks and the Revolving Lenders.

Letter of Credit Documents” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, collectively, any application therefor, any certificate or other document presented in connection with a drawing under such Letter of Credit and any other agreement, instrument or other document governing or providing for (a) the rights and obligations of the parties concerned or at risk with respect to such Letter of Credit or (b) any collateral security for any of such obligations.

Letter of Credit Liabilities” means, without duplication, at any time and in respect of any Letter of Credit (a) the Stated Amount of such Letter of Credit plus (b) the aggregate unpaid principal amount of all Reimbursement Obligations of the Borrower at such time due and payable in respect of all drawings made under such Letter of Credit. For purposes of this Agreement, (i) a Revolving Lender (other than a Revolving Lender that is the Issuing Bank for the applicable Letter of Credit) shall be deemed to hold a Letter of Credit Liability in an amount equal to its participation interest under Section 2.4. in the related Letter of Credit, and the Revolving Lender that is the Issuing Bank for such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to hold a Letter of Credit Liability in an amount equal to its retained interest in the related Letter of Credit after giving effect to the acquisition by the other Revolving Lenders of their participation interests under such Section and (ii) if on any date of determination a Letter of Credit has expired by its terms but any amount may still be drawn thereunder by reason of the operation of Rule 3.14 of the ISP, such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be “outstanding” in the amount so remaining available to be drawn.

LIBOR means, subject to the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement in accordance with Section 2.5(c),

(a) for any interest rate calculation with respect to a LIBOR Loan, the rate of interest per annum determined on the basis of the rate for deposits in Dollars for a period equal to the applicable Interest Period as published by the ICE Benchmark Administration Limited, a United Kingdom company, or a comparable or successor quoting service approved by the Administrative Agent, at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) two (2) London Banking Days prior to the first day of the applicable Interest Period. If, for any reason, such rate is not so published then “LIBOR” shall be determined by the Administrative Agent to be the arithmetic average of the rate per annum at which deposits in Dollars would be offered by first class banks in the London interbank market to the Administrative Agent at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) two (2) London Banking Days prior to the first day of the applicable Interest Period for a period equal to such Interest Period, and

 

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(b) for any interest rate calculation with respect to a Base Rate Loan, the rate of interest per annum determined on the basis of the rate for deposits in Dollars for an Interest Period equal to one month (commencing on the date of determination of such interest rate) as published by ICE Benchmark Administration Limited, a United Kingdom company, or a comparable or successor quoting service approved by the Administrative Agent, at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) on such date of determination, or, if such date is not a Business Day, then the immediately preceding Business Day. If, for any reason, such rate is not so published then LIBOR for such Base Rate Loan shall be determined by the Administrative Agent to be the arithmetic average of the rate per annum at which deposits in Dollars would be offered by first class banks in the London interbank market to the Administrative Agent at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) on such date of determination for a period equal to one month commencing on such date of determination.

Each calculation by the Administrative Agent of LIBOR shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, (x) in no event shall LIBOR (including any Benchmark Replacement with respect thereto) be less than 0% and (y) unless otherwise specified in any amendment to this Agreement entered into in accordance with Section 2.5(c), in the event that a Benchmark Replacement with respect to LIBOR is implemented then all references herein to LIBOR shall be deemed references to such Benchmark Replacement.

LIBOR Loan means a Revolving Loan or Term Loan (or any portion thereof) (other than a Base Rate Loan) bearing interest at a rate based on the LIBOR Rate.

LIBOR Rate means a rate per annum determined by the Administrative Agent pursuant to the following formula:

 

LIBOR Rate =    LIBOR   
  

 

  
   1.00-Eurodollar Reserve Percentage   

Lien” as applied to the property of any Person means: (a) any security interest, encumbrance, mortgage, deed to secure debt, deed of trust, assignment of leases and rents, pledge, lien, hypothecation, assignment, charge or lease constituting a Capitalized Lease Obligation, conditional sale or other title retention agreement, or other security title or encumbrance of any kind in respect of any property of such Person, or upon the income, rents or profits therefrom; and (b) any arrangement, express or implied, under which any property of such Person is transferred, sequestered or otherwise identified for the purpose of subjecting the same to the payment of Indebtedness or performance of any other obligation in priority to the payment of the general, unsecured creditors of such Person (provided, however, that an agreement that either (a) conditions a Person’s ability to encumber its assets upon the maintenance of one or more specified ratios or financial tests (including any financial ratio such as a maximum ratio of unsecured debt to unencumbered assets) that limit such Person’s ability to encumber its assets but that do not generally prohibit the encumbrance of its assets, or the encumbrance of specific assets or (b) requires the grant of a Lien to secure Unsecured Indebtedness if a Lien is granted to secure the Obligations or other Unsecured Indebtedness of such Person, shall not constitute a “Lien”).

Loans” means the collective reference to the Revolving Loans and the Term Loans, and “Loan” means any of such Loans.

 

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Loan Documents” means this Agreement, each Note, the Guaranty, the Pledge Agreement, the Intercreditor Agreement, each Letter of Credit Document, the Fee Letters and each other document or instrument now or hereafter executed and delivered by a Loan Party to the Administrative Agent or a Lender in connection with, pursuant to or relating to this Agreement (other than any Specified Derivatives Contract and any Specified Cash Management Agreement) that is designated as a “Loan Document”.

Loan Party” means each of the Borrower, each other Person who guarantees all or a portion of the Obligations and/or who pledges any collateral to secure all or a portion of the Obligations. Schedule 1.1.(a) sets forth the Loan Parties in addition to the Borrower as of the Agreement Date.

London Banking Day means any day on which dealings in Dollar deposits are conducted by and between banks in the London interbank Eurodollar market.

Mandatorily Redeemable Stock” means, with respect to any Person, any Equity Interest of such Person which by the terms of such Equity Interest (or by the terms of any security into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable or exercisable), upon the happening of any event or otherwise, (a) matures or is mandatorily redeemable, pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise (other than an Equity Interest to the extent redeemable in exchange for common stock or other equivalent common Equity Interests), (b) is convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for Indebtedness or Mandatorily Redeemable Stock, or (c) is redeemable at the option of the holder thereof, in whole or part (other than an Equity Interest which is redeemable in exchange for common stock or other equivalent common Equity Interests or, at the option of the Person responding to the redemption, for cash in lieu of Equity Interests, or a combination thereof), in the case of each of clauses (a) through (c), on or prior to the Revolving Termination Date.

Material Adverse Effect” means, a materially adverse effect on (a) the business, assets, liabilities, condition (financial or otherwise), or results of operations of Parent, the Borrower and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole, (b) the ability of the Borrower and the Guarantors, taken as a whole, to perform their obligations under the Loan Documents, taken as a whole, (c) the validity or enforceability of any of the Loan Documents or (d) the rights and remedies of the Lenders, the Issuing Banks and the Administrative Agent, taken as a whole, under any of the Loan Documents.

Material Contract” means any written contract or other written arrangement (other than Loan Documents, “Loan Documents” (as defined in the CMBS Term Loan Facility), Specified Derivatives Contracts and Specified Cash Management Agreements), to which the Borrower, any Subsidiary or any other Loan Party is a party as to which the breach, nonperformance, cancellation or failure to renew by any party thereto could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

Merger Agreement” means that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of April 29, 2021, by and among Realty Income Corporation, RAMS MD Subsidiary I, Inc., RAMS Acquisition Sub II, LLC, VEREIT, Inc., and VEREIT Operating Partnership, L.P., as amended through the Agreement Date.

Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and its successors.

Mortgage” means a mortgage, deed of trust, deed to secure debt or similar security instrument made by a Person owning an interest in real estate granting a Lien on such interest in real estate as security for the payment of Indebtedness.

Mortgage Receivable” means a promissory note secured by a Mortgage of which the Borrower or a Subsidiary is the holder and retains the rights of collection of all payments thereunder.

 

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Multiemployer Plan” means at any time a multiemployer plan within the meaning of Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA to which any member of the ERISA Group is then making or accruing an obligation to make contributions or has within the preceding six plan years made contributions, including for these purposes any Person which ceased to be a member of the ERISA Group during such six-year period.

Negative Pledge” means, with respect to a given asset, any provision of a document, instrument or agreement (other than any Loan Document) which prohibits or purports to prohibit the creation or assumption of any Lien on such asset as security for Indebtedness of the Person owning such asset or any other Person; provided, however, that an agreement that either (a) conditions a Person’s ability to encumber its assets upon the maintenance of one or more specified ratios or financial tests (including any financial ratio such as a maximum ratio of unsecured debt to unencumbered assets) that limit such Person’s ability to encumber its assets but that do not generally prohibit the encumbrance of its assets, or the encumbrance of specific assets or (b) requires the grant of a Lien to secure Unsecured Indebtedness if a Lien is granted to secure the Obligations or other Unsecured Indebtedness of such Person, shall not constitute a “Negative Pledge”.

Net Operating Income” means, for any Property and for a given period, the following (without duplication and determined on a consistent basis with prior periods): (a) rents and other revenues received in the ordinary course from such Property (including proceeds from rent loss or business interruption insurance (but not in excess of the actual rent otherwise payable) but excluding pre-paid rents and revenues and security deposits except to the extent applied in satisfaction of tenants’ obligations for rent), minus (b) all expenses paid (excluding interest but including an appropriate accrual for property taxes and insurance) related to the ownership, operation or maintenance of such Property (other than those expenses normally covered by a management fee), including but not limited to property taxes, assessments and the like, insurance, utilities, payroll costs, maintenance, repair and landscaping expenses, marketing expenses, and general and administrative expenses (including an appropriate allocation for legal, accounting, advertising, marketing and other expenses incurred in connection with such Property, but specifically excluding depreciation and general overhead expenses of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries and any property management fees), minus (c) the Reserve for Replacements for such Property as of the end of such period, minus (d) the greater of (i) the actual property management fee paid during such period with respect to such Property and (ii) an imputed management fee in an amount equal to 1% of the gross revenues for such Property for such period.

Non-Consenting Lender” means any Lender that does not approve any consent, approval, amendment or waiver that (a) requires the consent of all Lenders or all affected Lenders (or all Lenders or all affected Lenders of a Class) in accordance with the terms of Section 13.6. and (b) has been approved by the Requisite Lenders (or Requisite Revolving Lenders or Requisite Term Loan Lenders, as applicable).

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

Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary of the Borrower that is not Wholly Owned.

Nonrecourse Indebtedness” means, with respect to a Person, (a) Indebtedness for borrowed money in respect of which recourse for payment (except for customary exceptions for fraud, misapplication of funds, environmental indemnities, voluntary bankruptcy, collusive involuntary bankruptcy and other similar customary exceptions to nonrecourse liability) is contractually limited to specific assets of such Person encumbered by a Lien securing such Indebtedness and (b) if such Person is a Single Asset Entity, any Indebtedness for borrowed money of such Person.

 

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Notes” means the collective reference to the Revolving Notes and the Term Notes.

Notice of Borrowing” means a notice substantially in the form of Exhibit D (or such other form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and containing the information required in such Exhibit) to be delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.1.(b) evidencing the Borrower’s request for a borrowing of Revolving Loans.

Notice of Continuation” means a notice substantially in the form of Exhibit E (or such other form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and containing the information required in such Exhibit) to be delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.10. evidencing the Borrower’s request for the Continuation of a LIBORTerm SOFR Loan.

Notice of Conversion” means a notice substantially in the form of Exhibit F (or such other form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and containing the information required in such Exhibit) to be delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.11. evidencing the Borrower’s request for the Conversion of a Loan from one Type to another Type.

Obligations” means, individually and collectively: (a) the aggregate principal balance of, and all accrued and unpaid interest on, all Loans; (b) all Reimbursement Obligations and all other Letter of Credit Liabilities; and (c) all other indebtedness, liabilities, obligations, covenants and duties of the Borrower and the other Loan Parties owing to the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or any Lender of every kind, nature and description, under or in respect of this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents, including, without limitation, the Fees and indemnification obligations, whether direct or indirect, absolute or contingent, due or not due, contractual or tortious, liquidated or unliquidated, and whether or not evidenced by any promissory note. For the avoidance of doubt, “Obligations” shall not include any indebtedness, liabilities, obligations, covenants or duties in respect of Specified Derivatives Contracts or Specified Cash Management Agreements.

OFAC” means the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.

Off-Balance Sheet Obligations” means, with respect to a Person: (a) obligations of such Person in respect of any financing transaction or series of financing transactions (including factoring arrangements) pursuant to which such Person or any Subsidiary of such Person has sold, conveyed or otherwise transferred, or granted a security interest in, accounts, payments, receivables, rights to future lease payments or residuals or similar rights to payment to a special purpose Subsidiary or Affiliate of such Person; (b) obligations of such Person under a sale and leaseback transaction that does not create a liability on the balance sheet of such Person; (c) obligations of such Person under any so-called “synthetic” lease transaction; and (d) obligations of such Person under any other transaction which is the functional equivalent of, or takes the place of, a borrowing but which does not constitute a liability on the balance sheet of such Person.

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 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).

 

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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 5.6.).

Ownership Share” means, with respect to any Subsidiary of a Person (other than a Wholly Owned Subsidiary) or any Unconsolidated Affiliate of a Person, the greater of (a) such Person’s relative nominal direct and indirect ownership interest (expressed as a percentage) in such Subsidiary or Unconsolidated Affiliate or (b) such Person’s relative direct and indirect economic interest (calculated as a percentage) in such Subsidiary or Unconsolidated Affiliate determined in accordance with the applicable provisions of the declaration of trust, articles or certificate of incorporation, articles of organization, partnership agreement, joint venture agreement or other applicable organizational document of such Subsidiary or Unconsolidated Affiliate.

Parent” has the meaning set forth in the introductory paragraph hereof and shall include the Parent’s successors and permitted assigns.

Participant” has the meaning given that term in Section 13.5.(d).

Participant Register” has the meaning given that term in Section 13.5.(d).

PATRIOT Act” means the USA PATRIOT Act (Title III of Pub. L. 107-56 (signed into law October 26, 2001)).

Payment Recipient” has the meaning given that term in Section 12.11.

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

Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction” means any call or capped call option (or substantively equivalent derivative transaction) relating to Parent’s common stock (or other securities or property following a merger event or other change of the common stock of Parent) purchased by Parent or Borrower in connection with the issuance of any Permitted Exchangeable Indebtedness; provided that the purchase price for such Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction, less the proceeds received by Parent or Borrower, as applicable, from the sale of any related Permitted Warrant Transaction, does not exceed the net proceeds received by Borrower from the issuance of such Permitted Exchangeable Indebtedness in connection with such Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction.

Permitted Corresponding Swap Transaction” means a call option, bond hedge, warrant or substantially equivalent derivative transaction between Borrower and Parent on terms mirroring any Permitted Bond Hedge Transactions and/or Permitted Warrant Transaction entered into by Parent in connection with the issuance of any Permitted Exchangeable Indebtedness.

Permitted Exchangeable Indebtedness” means any unsecured notes issued by Borrower that are exchangeable into a fixed number (subject to customary anti-dilution adjustments, “make-whole” increases and other customary changes thereto) of shares of common stock of Parent (or other securities or property following a merger event or other change of the common stock of Parent), cash or any combination thereof (with the amount of such cash or such combination determined by reference to the market price of such common stock or such other securities); provided that, the Indebtedness thereunder must satisfy each of the following conditions: (i) both immediately prior to and after giving effect (including pro forma effect) thereto, no Event of Default shall exist or result therefrom, (ii) such

 

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Indebtedness is not guaranteed by any Subsidiary of Borrower (for the avoidance of doubt such Indebtedness may be guaranteed by Parent and any Subsidiary of Parent that is not a Subsidiary of Borrower), and (iii) the terms, conditions and covenants of such Indebtedness must be customary for exchangeable Indebtedness of such type (as determined by Borrower in good faith).

Permitted Liens” means, with respect to any asset or property of a Person, (a) Liens securing taxes, assessments and other charges or levies imposed by any Governmental Authority (excluding any Lien imposed pursuant to any of the provisions of ERISA or pursuant to any Environmental Laws) which, in each case, are not at the time required to be paid or discharged under Section 8.6., (b) the claims of materialmen, mechanics, carriers, warehousemen or landlords for labor, materials, supplies or rentals incurred in the ordinary course of business, which, in each case, are not at the time required to be paid or discharged under Section 8.6.; (c) Liens consisting of deposits or pledges made, in the ordinary course of business, in connection with, or to secure payment of, obligations under workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance or similar Applicable Laws or performance of bids, trade contracts, leases, statutory obligations, surety and appeal bonds, performance bonds and other obligations of a like nature; (d) Liens consisting of encumbrances in the nature of covenants, conditions, zoning restrictions, easements, rights of way and rights or restrictions on the use of real property, which do not materially detract from the value of such property or impair the intended use thereof in the business of such Person; (e) the rights of tenants under leases or subleases not interfering with the ordinary conduct of business of such Person; (f) Liens in favor of the Administrative Agent and/or the Collateral Agent for their respective benefit and the benefit of the other Lender Parties and/or Secured Parties; (g) [reserved], (h) any option, contract or other agreement to sell an asset provided such sale is otherwise permitted by this Agreement, (i) with respect to any Property, any attachment or judgment Lien on such Property arising from a judgment or order against such Person by any court or other tribunal so long as such judgment or order does not create or result in an Event of Default hereunder and is paid, stayed or dismissed through appropriate appellate proceedings on or before 60 days from the date of entry and (j) Liens in existence on the Agreement Date and set forth on Schedule 1.1.(b) and with respect to Unencumbered Properties acquired after the Agreement Date, Liens in existence as of the date such Property was acquired and set forth on Schedule 1.1.(b) (as supplemented by the Borrower on such date) that are reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.

Permitted Warrant Transaction” means any call option, warrant or right to purchase (or substantively equivalent derivative transaction) relating to Parent’s common stock (or other securities or property following a merger event or other change of the common stock of Parent) and/or cash (in an amount determined by reference to the price of such common stock) sold by Parent or Borrower substantially concurrently with any purchase by Parent or Borrower of a related Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction.

Person” means any natural person, corporation, limited partnership, general partnership, joint stock company, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, joint venture, association, company, trust, bank, trust company, land trust, business trust or other organization, whether or not a legal entity, or any other nongovernmental entity, or any Governmental Authority.

Plan” means at any time an “employee pension benefit plan” within the meaning of Section 3(2) of ERISA (other than a Multiemployer Plan) which is covered by Title IV of ERISA or subject to the minimum funding standards under Section 412 of the Internal Revenue Code and either (a) is maintained, or contributed to, by any member of the ERISA Group for employees of any member of the ERISA Group or (b) has at any time within the preceding six years been maintained, or contributed to, by any Person which was at such time a member of the ERISA Group for employees of any Person which was at such time a member of the ERISA Group.

 

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Plan Assets” means “plan assets” as defined by 29 C.F.R. 2510.3-101, as modified by Section 3(42) of ERISA.

Pledge Agreement” means that certain Pledge Agreement, dated as of the Agreement Date, by and among the Loan Parties party thereto and the Administrative Agent, in substantially the form of Exhibit K.

Post-Default Rate” means (a) with respect to any principal of any Loan or any Reimbursement Obligation, the rate otherwise applicable plus an additional two percent (2.0%) per annum and (b) with respect to any other Obligation, a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate as in effect from time to time plus the Applicable Margin for Base Rate Loans plus two percent (2.0%).

Preferred Dividends” means, for any period and without duplication, all Restricted Payments paid during such period on Preferred Equity Interests issued by the Borrower or any Subsidiary. Preferred Dividends shall not include dividends or distributions (a) paid or payable solely in Equity Interests (other than Mandatorily Redeemable Stock) payable to holders of such class of Equity Interests, (b) paid or payable to Parent, the Borrower or a Subsidiary, or (c) constituting or resulting in the redemption of Preferred Equity Interests, other than scheduled redemptions not constituting balloon, bullet or similar redemptions in full.

Preferred Equity Interests” means, with respect to any Person, Equity Interests in such Person which are entitled to preference or priority over any other Equity Interest in such Person in respect of the payment of dividends or distribution of assets upon liquidation or both.

Prime Rate means, at any time, the rate of interest per annum publicly announced from time to time by the Administrative Agent as its prime rate. Each change in the Prime Rate shall be effective as of the opening of business on the day such change in such prime rate occurs. The parties hereto acknowledge that the rate announced publicly by the Administrative Agent as its prime rate is an index or base rate and shall not necessarily be its lowest or best rate charged to its customers or other banks.

Principal Office” means the office of the Administrative Agent located at 600 South 4th St., 8th Floor, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415, or any other subsequent office that the Administrative Agent shall have specified as the Principal Office by written notice to the Borrower and the Lenders.

Pro Rata Share” means, as to each Lender, the ratio, expressed as a percentage of (a) (i) the amount of such Lender’s Revolving Commitment plus (ii) the amount of such Lender’s outstanding Term Loans to (b) (i) the aggregate amount of the Revolving Commitments of all Lenders plus (ii) the aggregate amount of all outstanding Term Loans; provided, however, that if at the time of determination the Revolving Commitments have terminated or been reduced to zero, the “Pro Rata Share” of each Lender shall be the ratio, expressed as a percentage of (A) the sum of the unpaid principal amount of all outstanding Revolving Loans, Term Loans and Letter of Credit Liabilities owing to such Lender as of such date to (B) the sum of the aggregate unpaid principal amount of all outstanding Revolving Loans, Term Loans and Letter of Credit Liabilities of all Lenders as of such date. If at the time of determination the Commitments have been terminated or reduced to zero and there are no outstanding Loans or Letter of Credit Liabilities, then the Pro Rata Shares of the Lenders shall be determined as of the most recent date on which Commitments were in effect or Loans or Letter of Credit Liabilities were outstanding. For purposes of this definition, a Revolving Lender shall be deemed to hold a Letter of Credit Liability to the extent such Revolving Lender has acquired a participation therein under the terms of this Agreement and has not failed to perform its obligations in respect of such participation.

 

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Property” means a parcel (or group of related parcels) of real property owned or leased (in whole or in part) by the Borrower, any Subsidiary or any Unconsolidated Affiliate.

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

Qualified ECP Guarantor” means, in respect of any Swap Obligation, each Loan Party that has total assets exceeding $10,000,000 at the time the relevant Guarantee or grant of the relevant security interest becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation or such other person as constitutes an “eligible contract participant” under the Commodity Exchange Act or any regulations promulgated thereunder and can cause another person to qualify as an “eligible contract participant” at such time by entering into a keepwell under Section 1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the Commodity Exchange Act.

Qualified Plan” means a Benefit Arrangement that is intended to be tax-qualified under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Recipient” means (a) the Administrative Agent, (b) any Lender and (c) any Issuing Bank, as applicable.

Reference Time with respect to any setting of the then-current Benchmark means (1) if such Benchmark is USD LIBOR, 11:00 a.m. (London time) on the day that is two (2) London Banking Days preceding the date of such setting, and (2) if such Benchmark is not USD LIBOR, the time determined by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion.

Register” has the meaning given that term in Section 13.5.(c).

Regulatory Change” means, with respect to any Lender, any change effective after the Agreement Date in Applicable Law (including without limitation, Regulation D of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve SystemFRB) or the adoption or making after such date of any interpretation, directive or request applying to a class of banks, including such Lender, of or under any Applicable Law (whether or not having the force of law and whether or not failure to comply therewith would be unlawful) by any Governmental Authority or monetary authority charged with the interpretation or administration thereof or compliance by any Lender with any request or directive regarding capital adequacy or liquidity. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (a) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith and (b) 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 “Regulatory Change”, regardless of the date enacted, adopted, implemented or issued.

Reimbursement Obligation” means the absolute, unconditional and irrevocable obligation of the Borrower to reimburse an Issuing Bank for any drawing honored by such Issuing Bank under a Letter of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank.

REIT” means a Person qualifying for treatment as a “real estate investment trust” under the Internal Revenue Code.

Related Parties” means, with respect to any Person, such Person’s Affiliates and the partners, shareholders, directors, trustees, officers, employees, agents, counsel, other advisors and representatives of such Person and of such Person’s Affiliates.

 

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Relevant Governmental Body” means the FRB or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the FRB or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or any successor thereto.

Requisite Lenders” means, as of any date, (a) Lenders having more than 50% of the aggregate amount of the Revolving Commitments and the aggregate principal amount outstanding of the Term Loans of all Lenders, or (b) if the Revolving Commitments have been terminated or reduced to zero, Lenders holding more than 50% of the principal amount of the aggregate outstanding Loans and Letter of Credit Liabilities; provided that in determining such percentage at any given time, all then existing Defaulting Lenders will be disregarded and excluded. For purposes of this definition, a Lender shall be deemed to hold a Letter of Credit Liability to the extent such Lender has acquired a participation therein under the terms of this Agreement and has not failed to perform its obligations in respect of such participation.

Requisite Revolving Lenders” means, as of any date, (a) Revolving Lenders having more than 50% of the aggregate amount of the Revolving Commitments of all Revolving Lenders, or (b) if the Revolving Commitments have been terminated or reduced to zero, the Revolving Lenders holding more than 50% of the principal amount of the aggregate outstanding Revolving Loans and Letter of Credit Liabilities; provided that in determining such percentage at any given time, all then existing Defaulting Lenders will be disregarded and excluded. For purposes of this definition, a Revolving Lender (other than an Issuing Bank) shall be deemed to hold a Letter of Credit Liability to the extent such Revolving Lender has acquired a participation therein under the terms of this Agreement and has not failed to perform its obligations in respect of such participation.

Requisite Term Loan Lenders” means, as of any date, with respect to any applicable Class or Classes, Term Loan Lenders of such Class or Classes having more than 50% of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Term Loans of such Class or Classes; provided that in determining such percentage at any given time, all then existing Defaulting Lenders will be disregarded and excluded.

Reserve for Replacements” means, for any period and with respect to any Property, an amount equal to (a) the aggregate square footage of all completed space of such Property times (b) $0.25 times (c) the number of days in such period divided by (d) 365. If the term Reserve for Replacements is used without reference to any specific Property, then it shall be determined on an aggregate basis with respect to all Properties and the applicable Ownership Shares of all Properties of all Unconsolidated Affiliates.

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

Responsible Officer” means with respect to Parent, the Borrower or any Subsidiary, the chief executive officer, president, vice president, chief financial officer, treasurer or assistant treasurer of Parent, the Borrower or such Subsidiary.

Restricted Payment” means (a) any dividend or other distribution, direct or indirect, on account of any Equity Interests of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries now or hereafter outstanding, except a dividend or other distribution payable solely in shares of that class of Equity Interests or common Equity Interests to the holders of that class; (b) any redemption, conversion, exchange, retirement, sinking fund or similar payment, purchase or other acquisition for value, direct or indirect, of any Equity Interests of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries now or hereafter outstanding, other than a redemption or such other similar payment payable solely in shares of that class of Equity Interests or common Equity Interests to the holders of that class; and (c) any payment made to retire, or to obtain the surrender of, any outstanding warrants, options or other rights to acquire any Equity Interests of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries now or hereafter outstanding.

 

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Revolving Commitment” means, as to each Revolving Lender, such Revolving Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Loans pursuant to Section 2.1., to issue (in the case of an Issuing Bank) and to participate (in the case of the other Lenders) in Letters of Credit pursuant to Section 2.4.(i), in an amount up to, but not exceeding the amount set forth for such Lender on Schedule I as such Revolving Lender’s “Revolving Commitment Amount” or as set forth in any applicable Assignment and Assumption, or agreement executed by a Person becoming a Lender in accordance with Section 2.17., as the same may be reduced from time to time pursuant to Section 2.13. or increased or reduced as appropriate to reflect any assignments to or by such Revolving Lender effected in accordance with Section 13.5. or increased as appropriate to reflect any increase effected in accordance with Section 2.17.

Revolving Commitment Percentage” means, as to each Lender with a Revolving Commitment, the ratio, expressed as a percentage, of (a) the amount of such Lender’s Revolving Commitment to (b) the aggregate amount of the Revolving Commitments of all Revolving Lenders; provided, however, that if at the time of determination the Revolving Commitments have been terminated or been reduced to zero, the “Revolving Commitment Percentage” of each Lender with a Revolving Commitment shall be the “Revolving Commitment Percentage” of such Lender in effect immediately prior to such termination or reduction.

Revolving Credit Exposure” means, as to any Revolving Lender at any time, the aggregate principal amount at such time of its outstanding Revolving Loans and such Revolving Lender’s participation in Letter of Credit Liabilities at such time.

Revolving Lender means a Lender having a Revolving Commitment, or if the Revolving Commitments have terminated, holding any Revolving Loans.

Revolving Loan” means a loan made by a Revolving Lender to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.1.(a).

Revolving Note” means a promissory note of the Borrower substantially in the form of Exhibit G, payable to a Revolving Lender in a principal amount equal to the amount of such Lender’s Revolving Commitment.

Revolving Termination Date” means November 12, 2024.

S&P” means Standard & Poors Rating ServiceS&P Global Ratings, a division of S&P Global Inc. and any successor thereto.

Sanctioned Country” means at any time, a country, region or territory which is itself (or whose government is) the subject or target of any Sanctions (including, as of the Agreement Date, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela and Crimea).

Sanctioned Person” means, at any time, (a) any Person listed in any Sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by OFAC (including OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and OFAC’s Consolidated Non-SDN List), the U.S. Department of State, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any European Union member state, Her Majesty’s Treasury, or other relevant sanctions authority, (b) any Person operating, organized or resident in a Sanctioned Country, (c) any Person owned or controlled by, or acting or purporting to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any such Person or Persons described in clauses (a) and (b), including a Person that is deemed by OFAC to be a Sanctions target based on the ownership of such legal entity by Sanctioned Person(s) or (d) any Person otherwise a target of Sanctions, including vessels and aircraft, that are designated under any Sanctions program.

 

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Sanctions” means any and all economic or financial sanctions, sectoral sanctions, secondary sanctions, trade embargoes and restrictions and anti-terrorism laws, including but not limited to those imposed, administered or enforced from time to time by the U.S. government (including those administered by OFAC or the U.S. Department of State), the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any European Union member state, Her Majesty’s Treasury, or other relevant sanctions authority in any jurisdiction in which (a) Parent, the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or Affiliates is located or conducts business, (b) in which any of the proceeds of the extensions of credit hereunder will be used, or (c) from which repayment of the extensions of credit hereunder will be derived.

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

Secured Indebtedness” means, with respect to a Person as of a given date, the aggregate principal amount of all Indebtedness of such Person outstanding on such date that is secured in any manner by any Lien on any property of such Person and, in the case of the Borrower, shall include (without duplication) the Secured Indebtedness of the Borrower’s Subsidiaries and the Borrower’s Ownership Share of the Secured Indebtedness of its Unconsolidated Affiliates.

Secured Parties” has the meaning set forth in the Intercreditor Agreement.

Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. § 77 et seq.).

Simple SOFR Adjustment a percentage equal to 0.10% per annum.

Simple SOFR Determination Day has the meaning specified in the definition of Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR.

Simple SOFR Rate Day has the meaning specified in the definition of Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR.

Single Asset Entity” means a Person (other than an individual) that (a) only owns a single Property; (b) is engaged only in the business of owning, developing and/or leasing such Property; and (c) receives substantially all of its gross revenues from such Property. In addition, if the assets of a Person consist solely of (i) Equity Interests in one or more other Single Asset Entities that collectively own a single Property and (ii) cash and other assets of nominal value incidental to such Person’s ownership of the other Single Asset Entities, such Person shall also be deemed to be a Single Asset Entity for purposes hereof.

SOFR” means, with respect to any Business Day, a rate per annum equal to the secured overnight financing rate for such Business Day publishedas administered by the SOFR Administrator on the SOFR Administrators Website on the immediately succeeding Business Day.

SOFR Administrator” means the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (or a successor administrator of the secured overnight financing rate).

 

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SOFR Administrator’s Website” means the website of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, currently at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source for the secured overnight financing rate identified as such by the SOFR Administrator from time to time.

SOFR Loan means any Daily Simple SOFR Loan or Term SOFR Loan.

Solvent” means, when used with respect to any Person, that (a) the fair value and the fair salable value of its assets (excluding any Indebtedness due from any Affiliate of such Person) are each in excess of the fair valuation of its total liabilities (including all contingent liabilities computed at the amount which, in light of all facts and circumstances existing at such time, represents the amount that could reasonably be expected to become an actual and matured liability); (b) such Person is able to pay its debts or other obligations in the ordinary course as they mature; and (c) such Person has capital not unreasonably small to carry on its business and all business in which it proposes to be engaged.

Specified Cash Management Agreement” means any Cash Management Agreement that is made or entered into at any time, or in effect at any time now or hereafter, whether as a result of an assignment or transfer or otherwise, between or among any Loan Party and any Specified Cash Management Bank.

Specified Cash Management Bank” means any Person that (a) at the time it enters into a Cash Management Agreement with a Loan Party, is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender or (b) at the time it (or its Affiliate) becomes a Lender or the Administrative Agent (including on the Effective Date), is a party to a Cash Management Agreement with a Loan Party, in each case in its capacity as a party to such Cash Management Agreement.

Specified Derivatives Contract” means any Derivatives Contract that is made or entered into at any time, or in effect at any time now or hereafter, whether as a result of an assignment or transfer or otherwise, between or among any Loan Party and any Specified Derivatives Provider.

Specified Derivatives Provider” means any Person that (a) at the time it enters into a Specified Derivatives Contract with a Loan Party, is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender or (b) at the time it (or its Affiliate) becomes a Lender or the Administrative Agent (including on the Effective Date), is a party to a Specified Derivatives Contract with a Loan Party, in each case in its capacity as a party to such Specified Derivatives Contract.

Stated Amount” means the amount available to be drawn by a beneficiary under a Letter of Credit from time to time, as such amount may be increased or reduced from time to time in accordance with the terms of such Letter of Credit.

Subordinated Debt” means Indebtedness for money borrowed of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries that is subordinated in right of payment to the Loans and the other Guaranteed Obligations in a manner satisfactory to the Administrative Agent in its sole and absolute discretion. For the avoidance of doubt, Permitted Exchangeable Indebtedness shall not constitute Subordinated Debt.

Subsidiary” means, for any Person, any corporation, partnership, limited liability company, trust or other entity of which at least a majority of the Equity Interests having by the terms thereof ordinary voting power to elect a majority of the board of directors or other individuals performing similar functions of such corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other entity (without regard to the occurrence of any contingency) is at the time directly or indirectly owned or controlled by such Person or one or more Subsidiaries of such Person or by such Person and one or more Subsidiaries of such Person, and shall include all Persons the accounts of which are consolidated with those of such Person pursuant to GAAP. Unless explicitly set forth to the contrary, a reference to a “Subsidiary” means a direct or indirect Subsidiary of the Borrower.

 

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Substantial Amount” means, at the time of determination thereof, an amount in excess of 25% of total consolidated assets (exclusive of depreciation) at such time of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries determined on a consolidated basis.

Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Loan Party, any obligation to pay or perform under any agreement, contract or transaction that constitutes a “swap” within the meaning of Section 1a(47) of the Commodity Exchange Act. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing, any Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction, any Permitted Warrant Transaction, any Permitted Corresponding Swap Transaction, and any obligations thereunder, in each case, shall not constitute “Swap Obligations”.

Syndication Agents” has the meaning set forth in the introductory paragraph hereof.

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

Term Loan” means a loan made by a Term Loan Lender to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.2 or Section 2.17 (in the case of any Incremental Term Loan).

Term Loan Commitment” means as to each Term Loan Lender, such Term Loan Lender’s obligation to make a portion of the Term Loans on the Effective Date pursuant to Section 2.2, in an amount up to, but not exceeding, the amount set forth for such Lender on Schedule I as such Lender’s “Term Loan Commitment Amount”.

Term Loan Lender” means a Lender having a Term Loan Commitment or Incremental Term Loan Commitment or holding a Term Loan.

Term Loan Maturity Date” means November 12, 2023.

Term Note” means a promissory note of the Borrower substantially in the form of Exhibit H, payable to a Term Loan Lender in a principal amount equal to the amount of such Term Loan Lender’s Term Loan.

Term SOFR means, for any calculation, the Term SOFR Reference Rate for a tenor comparable to the applicable Interest Period on the day (such day, the Term SOFR Determination Day) that is two (2) U.S. Government Securities Business Days prior to the first day of such Interest Period, as such rate is published by the Term SOFR Administrator; provided, however, that if as of 5:00 p.m. (Eastern time) on any Term SOFR Determination Day the Term SOFR Reference Rate for the applicable tenor has not been published by the Term SOFR Administrator and a Benchmark Replacement Date with respect to the Term SOFR Reference Rate has not occurred, then Term SOFR will be the Term SOFR Reference Rate for such tenor as published by the Term SOFR Administrator on the first preceding U.S. Government Securities Business Day for which such Term SOFR Reference Rate for such tenor was published by the Term SOFR Administrator so long as such first preceding U.S. Government Securities Business Day is not more than three (3) U.S. Government Securities Business Days prior to such Term SOFR Determination Day.

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Term SOFR Administrator means CME Group Benchmark Administration Limited (CBA) (or a successor administrator of the Term SOFR Reference Rate selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion).

Term SOFR Loan means any Loan bearing interest at a rate based on Adjusted Term SOFR.

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

Term SOFR Notice means a notification by the Administrative Agent to the Lenders and the Borrower of the occurrence of a Term SOFR Transition Event.

Term SOFR Transition Event means the determination by the Administrative Agent in consultation with the Borrower that (a) Term SOFR has been recommended for use by the Relevant Governmental Body, (b) the administration of Term SOFR is administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent and (c) a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, has previously occurred resulting in the replacement of the then-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in accordance with Section 2.5(c) with a Benchmark Replacement the Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement component of which is not Term SOFR.

Titled Agent” has the meaning given that term in Section 12.9.

Total Asset Value means, at a given time, the sum (without duplication) of all of the following of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries determined on a consolidated basis: (a) cash and Cash Equivalents (other than tenant deposits and other cash and Cash Equivalents the disposition of which is restricted in any way but including (x) fully refundable earnest money deposits associated with potential acquisitions and (y) Unrestricted 1031 Cash); plus (b)(i) Net Operating Income for all Properties (other than Properties with Net Operating Income that is less than or equal to zero) for the fiscal quarter most recently ended multiplied by 4 divided by (ii) the Capitalization Rate; plus (c) the purchase price paid by the Borrower or any Subsidiary (less any amounts paid to the Borrower or such Subsidiary as a purchase price adjustment, held in escrow, retained as a contingency reserve, or in connection with other similar arrangements) for any Property acquired by the Borrower or such Subsidiary during the fiscal quarter most recently ended; plus (d) the GAAP book value of all Development Properties; plus (e) the GAAP book value of Unimproved Land; provided that to the extent the combined value of clauses (d) and (e) above exceeds 10.0% of Total Asset Value, such excess shall be excluded. The Borrower’s Ownership Share of assets held by Unconsolidated Affiliates (excluding assets of the type described in the immediately preceding clause (a)) shall be included in the calculation of Total Asset Value consistent with the above described treatment for assets owned by the Borrower or a Subsidiary. For purposes of determining Total Asset Value: (x) Net Operating Income from Development Properties, Properties disposed of by the Borrower or any Subsidiary during the fiscal quarter most recently ended and Properties acquired by the Borrower or any Subsidiary during the fiscal quarter most recently ended shall be excluded from the immediately preceding clause (b); (y) to the extent the amount of Total Asset Value attributable to Properties leased pursuant to ground leases would exceed 10.0% of Total Asset Value, such excess shall be excluded; and (z) to the extent the amount of Total Asset Value attributable Borrower’s Ownership Share of assets held by Unconsolidated Affiliates would exceed 20.0% of Total Asset Value, such excess shall be excluded.

Total Indebtedness” means, as to any Person as of a given date and without duplication: (a) all Indebtedness of such Person and its Subsidiaries determined on a consolidated basis and (b) such Person’s Ownership Share of the Indebtedness of any Unconsolidated Affiliate of such Person.

 

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Type” with respect to any Revolving Loan or Term Loan, refers to whether such Loan or portion thereof is a LIBORSOFR Loan or a Base Rate Loan.

UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in any applicable jurisdiction.

UK Financial Institution” means any BRRD Undertaking (as such term is defined under the PRA Rulebook (as amended from time to time) promulgated by the United Kingdom Prudential Regulation Authority) or any person falling within IFPRU 11.6 of the FCA Handbook (as amended from time to time) promulgated by the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority, which includes certain credit institutions and investment firms, and certain affiliates of such credit institutions or investment firms.

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

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

United States” means the United States of America.

Unconsolidated Affiliate” means, with respect to any Person, any other Person in whom such Person holds an Investment, which Investment is accounted for in the financial statements of such Person on an equity basis of accounting and whose financial results would not be consolidated under GAAP with the financial results of such Person on the consolidated financial statements of such Person.

Unencumbered Adjusted NOI” means, for any period, Net Operating Income from all Unencumbered Pool Properties for such period.

Unencumbered Asset Certificate” has the meaning given that term in Section 4.2.

Unencumbered Asset Value” means, at any time, the sum (without duplication) of (a)(i) the Net Operating Income of all Unencumbered Pool Properties (excluding (A) Development Properties and (B) any Unencumbered Pool Property that has a negative or zero Net Operating Income for such period) for the fiscal quarter of the Borrower most recently ended multiplied by 4 and divided by (ii) the Capitalization Rate, plus (b) the current GAAP book value of all Development Properties that are Unencumbered Pool Properties. If an Unencumbered Pool Property (other than a Development Property) was acquired by the Borrower or a Subsidiary during the fiscal quarter of the Borrower most recently ended, then the Net Operating Income from such Unencumbered Pool Property shall be excluded from determination of Unencumbered Asset Value and Unencumbered Asset Value shall be increased by an amount equal to the purchase price paid by the Borrower or any Subsidiary for such Unencumbered Pool Property (less any amounts paid to the Borrower or such Subsidiary as a purchase price adjustment, held in escrow, retained as a contingency reserve, or in connection with other similar arrangements). To the extent that Unencumbered Assets leased pursuant to ground leases would, in the aggregate, account for more than 5% of Unencumbered Asset Value, such excess shall be excluded. To the extent that Development Properties would, in the aggregate, account for more than 5% of Unencumbered Asset Value, such excess shall be excluded.

Unencumbered Pool” means, collectively, all of the Unencumbered Pool Properties.

Unencumbered Pool Property” means the Properties designated as such pursuant to Section 4.2 and set forth on Schedule 4.2 (as updated from time to time in accordance with Section 4.2).

 

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Unencumbered Property” means, a Property which satisfies all of the following requirements: (a) such Property is 100% owned in fee simple, or leased under an Eligible Ground Lease, by (i) the Borrower or (ii) a Guarantor; (b) such Property is leased to third party tenants on a net lease basis; (c) regardless of whether such Property is owned by the Borrower or a Subsidiary of the Borrower, the Borrower has the corporate or other organizational right directly, or indirectly through a Subsidiary, to take the following actions without the need to obtain the consent of any Person (other than any provision of a document, instrument or an agreement that either (x) conditions a Person’s ability to encumber or transfer its assets upon the maintenance of one or more specified ratios or financial tests (including any financial ratio such as a maximum ratio of unsecured debt to unencumbered assets) that limit such Person’s ability to transfer or encumber its assets but that do not generally prohibit the encumbrance or transfer of its assets, or the transfer or encumbrance of specific assets or (y) requires the grant of a Lien to secure Unsecured Indebtedness if a Lien is granted to secure the Obligations or other Unsecured Indebtedness of such Person): (i) to create Liens on such Property as security for Indebtedness of the Borrower or such Subsidiary, as applicable, and (ii) to sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of such Property; (d) neither such Property, nor if such Property is owned by a Subsidiary of the Borrower, any of the Borrower’s direct or indirect ownership interest in such Subsidiary, is subject to (i) any Lien other than Permitted Liens or (ii) any Negative Pledge; (f) such Property is free of all structural defects, title defects and environmental conditions except for such defects or conditions individually or collectively which do not materially adversely affect the profitable operation of such Property; and (g) such Property is located in a State of the United States or in the District of Columbia.

Unimproved Land” means land on which no development (other than improvements that are not material and are temporary in nature) has occurred.

Unrestricted 1031 Cash” means the aggregate amount of cash of the Borrower, each Guarantor and each Subsidiary that is held in escrow in connection with the completion of “like-kind” exchanges being effected in accordance with Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Unsecured Indebtedness means, with respect to a Person, Indebtedness of such Person that is not Secured Indebtedness and, in the case of the Borrower, shall include (without duplication) the Unsecured Indebtedness of the Borrower’s Subsidiaries and the Borrower’s Ownership Share of the Unsecured Indebtedness of its Unconsolidated Affiliates; provided, however, that any Indebtedness that is secured only by a pledge of Equity Interests shall be deemed to be Unsecured Indebtedness.

Unsecured Interest Expense” means, with respect to a Person and for any period, all Interest Expense of such Person for such period attributable to Unsecured Indebtedness of such Person.

U.S. Government Securities Business Day means any day except for (a) a Saturday, (b) a Sunday or (c) a day on which the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association recommends that the fixed income departments of its members be closed for the entire day for purposes of trading in United States government securities.

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

U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 3.10.(g)(ii)(B)(III).

USD LIBOR means the London interbank offered rate for Dollars.

Wells Fargo” means Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, and its successors and assigns.

 

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Wholly Owned Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary of a Person in respect of which all of the Equity Interests (other than, in the case of a corporation, directors’ qualifying shares) are at the time directly or indirectly owned and controlled by such Person or one or more other Subsidiaries of such Person or by such Person and one or more other Subsidiaries of such Person.

Withdrawal Liability” means any liability as a result of a complete or partial withdrawal from a Multiemployer Plan as such terms are defined in Part I of Subtitle E of Title IV of ERISA.

Withholding Agent” means (a) the Borrower, (b) any other Loan Party and (c) the Administrative Agent, as applicable.

Write-Down and Conversion Powers” means (a) with respect to any EEA Resolution Authority, the write-down and conversion powers of such EEA Resolution Authority from time to time under the Bail-In Legislation for the applicable EEA Member Country, which write-down and conversion powers are described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, any powers of the applicable Resolution Authority under the Bail-In Legislation to cancel, reduce, modify or change the form of a liability of any UK Financial Institution or any contract or instrument under which that liability arises, to convert all or part of that liability into shares, securities or obligations of that person or any other person, to provide that any such contract or instrument is to have effect as if a right had been exercised under it or to suspend any obligation in respect of that liability or any of the powers under that Bail-In Legislation that are related to or ancillary to any of those powers.

Section 1.2. General; References to Central Time.

Unless otherwise indicated, all accounting terms, ratios and measurements shall be interpreted or determined in accordance with GAAP as in effect as of the Agreement Date; provided that, if at any time any change in GAAP would affect the computation of any financial ratio or requirement set forth in any Loan Document, and either the Borrower or the Requisite Lenders shall so request, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Borrower shall negotiate in good faith to amend such ratio or requirement to preserve the original intent thereof in light of such change in GAAP (subject to the approval of the appropriate Lenders pursuant to Section 13.6.); provided, further, that, until so amended, (i) such ratio or requirement shall continue to be computed in accordance with GAAP prior to such change therein and (ii) the Borrower shall provide to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders financial statements or other documents required under this Agreement or as reasonably requested hereunder setting forth a reconciliation between calculations of such ratio or requirement made before and after giving effect to such change in GAAP. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, the calculation of liabilities shall not include any fair value adjustments to the carrying value of liabilities to record such liabilities at fair value pursuant to electing the fair value option election under FASB ASC 825-10-25 (formerly known as FAS 159, The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities) or other FASB standards allowing entities to elect fair value option for financial liabilities. Notwithstanding any provision in GAAP that took effect for any fiscal year ending on or after December 31, 2018 that would require lease obligations (including, but not limited to, lease obligations under any Eligible Ground Leases) that would be treated as operating leases as of the Agreement Date to be classified and accounted for as capital leases or otherwise reflected on the consolidated balance sheet of Parent and its consolidated Subsidiaries, such lease obligations shall continue to be treated as operating leases for all purposes under this Agreement and be excluded from the definition of Indebtedness and other relevant definitions under this Agreement in which such lease obligations would otherwise be included as capital leases.

 

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References in this Agreement to “Sections”, “Articles”, “Exhibits” and “Schedules” are to sections, articles, exhibits and schedules herein and hereto unless otherwise indicated. References in this Agreement to any document, instrument or agreement (a) shall include all exhibits, schedules and other attachments thereto, (b) except as expressly provided otherwise in any Loan Document, shall include all documents, instruments or agreements issued or executed in replacement thereof, to the extent permitted hereby and (c) shall mean such document, instrument or agreement, or replacement or predecessor thereto, as amended, supplemented, restated or otherwise modified from time to time to the extent not otherwise stated herein or prohibited hereby and in effect at any given time. Wherever from the context it appears appropriate, each term stated in either the singular or plural shall include the singular and plural, and pronouns stated in the masculine, feminine or neuter gender shall include the masculine, the feminine and the neuter. Except as expressly provided otherwise in any Loan Document, (i) any reference to any law shall include all statutory and regulatory provisions consolidating, amending, replacing, supplementing or interpreting such law and any reference to any law or regulation shall, unless otherwise specified, refer to such law or regulation as amended, modified, extended, restated, replaced or supplemented from time to time, (ii) the word “or” shall not be exclusive and shall have the inclusive meaning of “and/or” and (iii) any reference to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s permitted successors and permitted assigns. Titles and captions of Articles, Sections, subsections and clauses in this Agreement are for convenience only, and neither limit nor amplify the provisions of this Agreement. Unless otherwise indicated, all references to time are references to Central time daylight or standard, as applicable.

Section 1.3. Financial Attributes of Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiaries.

When determining compliance by Parent or the Borrower with any financial covenant contained in any of the Loan Documents (a) only the Ownership Share of the Parent or the Borrower, as applicable, of the financial attributes (including, for the avoidance of doubt, items of income or expense and Indebtedness) of a Subsidiary that is not a Wholly Owned Subsidiary shall be included and (b) the Parent’s Ownership Share of the Borrower shall be deemed to be 100.0%.

Section 1.4. Rates.

The interest rate on LIBOR Loans and Base Rate Loans (when determined by reference to clause (c) of the definition of Base Rate) may be determined by reference to LIBOR, which is derived from the London interbank offered rate. The London interbank offered rate is intended to represent the rate at which contributing banks may obtain short-term borrowings from each other in the London interbank market. On March 5, 2021, ICE Benchmark Administration (IBA), the administrator of the London interbank offered rate, and the Financial Conduct Authority (the FCA), the regulatory supervisor of IBA, announced in public statements (the Announcements ) that the final publication or representativeness date for the London interbank offered rate for Dollars for: (a) 1-week and 2-month tenor settings will be December 31, 2021 and (b) overnight, 1-month, 3-month, 6-month and 12-month tenor settings will be June 30, 2023. No successor administrator for IBA was identified in such Announcements. As a result, it is possible that commencing immediately after such dates, the London interbank offered rate for such tenors may no longer be available or may no longer be deemed a representative reference rate upon which to determine the interest rate on LIBOR Loans or Base Rate Loans (when determined by reference to clause (c) of the definition of Base Rate). There is no assurance that the dates set forth in the Announcements will not change or that IBA or the FCA will not take further action that could impact the availability, composition or characteristics of any London interbank offered rate. Public and private sector industry initiatives have been and continue, as of the date hereof, to be underway to implement new or alternative reference rates to be used in place of the London interbank offered rate. In the event that the London interbank offered rate or any other then-current Benchmark is no longer available or in certain other circumstances set forth in Section 2.5(c), such Section 2.5(c) provides a mechanism for determining an alternative rate of interest. The Administrative Agent will notify the Borrower, pursuant to Section 2.5(c), of any change to the reference rate upon which the

 

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interest rate on LIBOR Loans and Base Rate Loans (when determined by reference to clause (c) of the definition of Base Rate) is based. However, the Administrative Agent does not warrant or accept any responsibility for, and shall not have any liability with respect to, (ia) the continuation of, administration of, submission of, calculation of or any other matter related to the London interbank offered rate or otherAdjusted Daily Simple SOFR, SOFR, the Term SOFR Reference Rate, Adjusted Term SOFR or Term SOFR, or any component definition thereof or rates referred to in the definition of LIBORthereof, or with respect to any alternative, successor or replacement rate thereto (including any then-current Benchmark or any Benchmark Replacement), including whether the composition or characteristics of any such alternative, successor or replacement rate (including any Benchmark Replacement), as it may or may not be adjusted pursuant to Section 2.5.(c), will be similar to, or produce the same value or economic equivalence of, LIBOR or any other Benchmark, or have the same volume or liquidity as did the London interbank offered rate or any other, Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR, SOFR, the Term SOFR Reference Rate, Adjusted Term SOFR, Term SOFR or any other Benchmark prior to its discontinuance or unavailability, or (iib) the effect, implementation or composition of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes. The Administrative Agent and its Affiliates or other related entities may engage in transactions that affect the calculation of a BenchmarkAdjusted Daily Simple SOFR, SOFR, the Term SOFR Reference Rate, Adjusted Term SOFR, or Term SOFR, any alternative, successor or replacement rate (including any Benchmark Replacement) or any relevant adjustments thereto and such transactions may be adverse to the Borrower. The Administrative Agent may select information sources or services in its reasonable discretion to ascertain anyAdjusted Daily Simple SOFR, SOFR, the Term SOFR Reference Rate, Adjusted Term SOFR or Term SOFR, or any other Benchmark, any component definition thereof or rates referred to in the definition thereof, in each case pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, and shall have no liability to the Borrower, any Lender or any other person or entity for damages of any kind, including direct or indirect, special, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, costs, losses or expenses (whether in tort, contract or otherwise and whether at law or in equity), for any error or calculation of any such rate (or component thereof) provided by any such information source or service.

Section 1.5. Divisions.

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

ARTICLE II. CREDIT FACILITY

Section 2.1. Revolving Loans.

(a) Making of Revolving Loans. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, including without limitation, Section 2.16, each Revolving Lender severally and not jointly agrees to make Revolving Loans denominated in Dollars to the Borrower during the period from and including the Effective Date to but excluding the Revolving Termination Date, in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding up to, but not exceeding, the amount of such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment. Each borrowing of Revolving Loans that are to be (i) Base Rate Loans shall be in an aggregate minimum amount of $5,000,000 and integral multiples of $1,000,000 in excess thereof and (ii) LIBORSOFR Loans shall be in an aggregate minimum amount of $5,000,000 and integral multiples of $1,000,000 in excess thereof. Notwithstanding the immediately preceding two sentences but subject to Section 2.16., a borrowing of Revolving Loans may be in the aggregate amount of the unused Revolving Commitments. Within the foregoing limits and subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Borrower may borrow, repay and reborrow Revolving Loans.

 

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(b) Requests for Revolving Loans. Not later than 11:00 a.m. Central time (i) on the date of a borrowing of Revolving Loans that are to be Base Rate Loans and not later than 11:00 a.m. Central time at least 3, (ii) on the date of a borrowing of Revolving Loans that are to be Daily Simple SOFR Loans and (iii) at least three (3) U.S. Government Securities Business Days prior to a borrowing of Revolving Loans that are to be LIBORTerm SOFR Loans, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent a Notice of Borrowing. Each Notice of Borrowing shall specify the aggregate principal amount of the Revolving Loans to be borrowed, the date such Revolving Loans are to be borrowed (which must be a Business Day), the Type of the requested Revolving Loans, and if such Revolving Loans are to be LIBORTerm SOFR Loans, the initial Interest Period for such Revolving Loans. Each Notice of Borrowing shall be irrevocable once given and binding on the Borrower. Prior to delivering a Notice of Borrowing, the Borrower may (without specifying whether a Revolving Loan will be a Base Rate Loan or a LIBOR, Daily Simple SOFR Loan or Term SOFR Loan) request that the Administrative Agent provide the Borrower with the most recent LIBORSOFR and Term SOFR available to the Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent shall provide such quoted rate to the Borrower on the date of such request or as soon as possible thereafter.

(c) Funding of Revolving Loans. Promptly after receipt of a Notice of Borrowing under the immediately preceding subsection (b), the Administrative Agent shall notify each Revolving Lender of the proposed borrowing. Each Revolving Lender shall deposit an amount equal to the Revolving Loan to be made by such Revolving Lender to the Borrower with the Administrative Agent at the Principal Office, in immediately available funds not later than 11:00 a.m. Central time on the date of such proposed Revolving Loans. Subject to fulfillment of all applicable conditions set forth herein, the Administrative Agent shall make available to the Borrower in the account specified in the Disbursement Instruction Agreement, not

later than 2:00 p.m. Central time on the date of the requested borrowing of Revolving Loans, the proceeds of such amounts received by the Administrative Agent.

(d) Assumptions Regarding Funding by Revolving Lenders. With respect to Revolving Loans to be made after the Effective Date, unless the Administrative Agent shall have been notified by any Revolving Lender that such Revolving Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent a Revolving Loan to be made by such Revolving Lender in connection with any borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Revolving Lender will make the proceeds of such Revolving Loan available to the Administrative Agent in accordance with this Section, and the Administrative Agent may (but shall not be obligated to), in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the Borrower the amount of such Revolving Loan to be provided by such Revolving Lender. In such event, if such Revolving Lender does not make available to the Administrative Agent the proceeds of such Revolving Loan, then such Revolving Lender and the Borrower severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent on demand the amount of such Revolving Loan with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such Revolving Loan is made available to the Borrower but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at (i) in the case of a payment to be made by such Revolving Lender, the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation and (ii) in the case of a payment to be made by the Borrower, the interest rate applicable to Base Rate Loans. If the Borrower and such Revolving Lender shall pay the amount of such interest to the Administrative Agent for the same or overlapping period, the Administrative Agent shall promptly remit to the Borrower the amount of such interest paid by the Borrower for such period. If such Revolving Lender pays to the Administrative Agent the amount of such Revolving Loan, the amount so paid shall constitute such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Loan included in the borrowing. Any payment by the Borrower shall be without prejudice to any claim the Borrower may have against a Revolving Lender that shall have failed to make available the proceeds of a Revolving Loan to be made by such Revolving Lender.

 

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(e) SOFR Conversion. On and as of the First Amendment Effective Date, all outstanding Revolving Loans, if any (other than any Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans), shall be converted to Daily Simple SOFR Loans. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in this Agreement (including, without limitation, Section 5.4. hereof), no amounts shall be owed by the Borrower in respect of any breakage costs associated with such conversion.

Section 2.2. Term Loans.

(a) Making of Term Loans. Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, on the Effective Date, each Term Loan Lender severally and not jointly agrees to make a Term Loan denominated in Dollars to the Borrower in the aggregate principal amount equal to the amount of such Lender’s Term Loan Commitment. Upon a Lender’s funding of its Term Loan, the Term Loan Commitment of such Lender shall terminate. The Borrower, the Administrative Agent and Lenders acknowledge that, on or prior to the First Amendment Effective Date, the Effective Date occurred, the funding of the Term Loan occurred on the Effective Date and that the Term Loan has been fully advanced.

(b) Requests for Term Loans. Not later than 11:00 a.m. Central time at least 1 Business Day prior to the anticipated Effective Date, the Borrower shall give the Administrative Agent notice requesting that the Term Loan Lenders make the Term Loans on the Effective Date and specifying the aggregate principal amount of Term Loans to be borrowed, the Type of the Term Loans, and if such Term Loans are to be LIBOR Loans (as defined in this Agreement as in effect on the Effective Date), the initial Interest Period for the Term Loans. Such notice shall be irrevocable once given and binding on the Borrower. Upon receipt of such notice the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Term Loan Lender.

(c) Funding of Term Loans. Each Term Loan Lender shall deposit an amount equal to the Term Loan to be made by such Term Loan Lender to the Borrower with the Administrative Agent at the Principal Office, in immediately available funds, not later than 11:00 a.m. Central time on the Effective Date. Subject to fulfillment (or waiver by all of the Lenders) of the applicable conditions set forth in Section 6.1, the Administrative Agent shall make available to the Borrower in the account specified by the Borrower in the Disbursement Instruction Agreement, not later than 2:00 p.m. Central time on the Effective Date, the proceeds of such amounts received by the Administrative Agent. The Borrower may not reborrow any portion of the Term Loans once repaid.

(d) SOFR Conversion. On and as of the First Amendment Effective Date, all outstanding Term Loans, if any (other than any Term Loans that are Base Rate Loans), shall be converted to Daily Simple SOFR Loans. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in this Agreement (including, without limitation, Section 5.4. hereof), no amounts shall be owed by the Borrower in respect of any breakage costs associated with such conversion.

Section 2.3. [Intentionally Omitted.]

Section 2.4. Letters of Credit.

(a) Letters of Credit. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, including without limitation, Section 2.16., the Issuing Banks, on behalf of the Revolving Lenders, agree to issue for the account of the Borrower during the period from and including the Effective Date to, but excluding,

 

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the date 30 days prior to the Revolving Termination Date, one or more standby letters of credit (each a “Letter of Credit”) denominated in Dollars up to a maximum aggregate Stated Amount at any one time outstanding not to exceed $25,000,000 as such amount may be reduced from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof (the “L/C Commitment Amount”); provided, however, that an Issuing Bank shall not be obligated to issue any Letter of Credit if after giving effect to such issuance, the aggregate Stated Amounts of Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank and then outstanding would exceed one-third of the L/C Commitment Amount.

(b) Terms of Letters of Credit. At the time of issuance, the amount, form, terms and conditions of each Letter of Credit, and of any drafts or acceptances thereunder, shall be subject to the approval of the applicable Issuing Bank and the Borrower. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event may (i) the expiration date of any Letter of Credit extend beyond the date that is 30 days prior to the Revolving Termination Date, or (ii) any Letter of Credit have a duration in excess of one year; provided, however, a Letter of Credit may (A) contain a provision providing for the automatic extension of the expiration date in the absence of a notice of non-renewal from the applicable Issuing Bank but in no event shall any such provision permit the extension of the current expiration date of such Letter of Credit beyond the earlier of (x) the date that is 30 days prior to the Revolving Termination Date and (y) the date one year after the current expiration date and/or (B) extend up to one year beyond the Revolving Termination Date; provided that not later than 30 days prior to the Revolving Termination Date, such Letter of Credit is fully Cash Collateralized and the Borrower has delivered to the Administrative Agent a reimbursement agreement and such other documentation as the Administrative Agent and/or the applicable Issuing Bank may reasonably require (each, an “Extended Letter of Credit”). The initial Stated Amount of each Letter of Credit shall be at least $50,000 (or such lesser amount as may be acceptable to the applicable Issuing Bank, the Administrative Agent and the Borrower).

(c) Requests for Issuance of Letters of Credit. The Borrower shall give the Issuing Bank it desires to issue a Letter of Credit and the Administrative Agent written notice at least 5 Business Days prior to the requested date of issuance of such Letter of Credit (or such shorter notice as may be acceptable to the Administrative Agent and such Issuing Bank), such notice to describe in reasonable detail the proposed terms of such Letter of Credit and the nature of the transactions or obligations proposed to be supported by such Letter of Credit, and in any event shall set forth with respect to such Letter of Credit the proposed (i) initial Stated Amount, (ii) beneficiary, and (iii) expiration date. The Borrower shall also execute and deliver such customary applications and agreements for standby letters of credit, and other forms as requested from time to time by the applicable Issuing Bank. Provided the Borrower has given the notice prescribed by the first sentence of this subsection and delivered such applications and agreements referred to in the preceding sentence, subject to the other terms and conditions of this Agreement, including the satisfaction of any applicable conditions precedent set forth in Section 6.2., the applicable Issuing Bank shall issue the requested Letter of Credit on the requested date of issuance for the benefit of the stipulated beneficiary but in no event prior to the date 5 Business Days following the date after which such Issuing Bank has received all of the items required to be delivered to it under this subsection (or such earlier date as may be acceptable to the Administrative Agent and such Issuing Bank). An Issuing Bank shall not at any time be obligated to issue any Letter of Credit if such issuance would conflict with, or cause such Issuing Bank or any Revolving Lender to exceed any limits imposed by, any Applicable Law or such issuance would violate one or more policies of such Issuing Bank applicable to letters of credit generally. References herein to “issue” and derivations thereof with respect to Letters of Credit shall also include extensions or modifications of any outstanding Letters of Credit, unless the context otherwise requires. Upon the written request of the Borrower, an Issuing Bank shall deliver to the Borrower a copy of each Letter of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank within a reasonable time after the date of issuance thereof. To the extent any term of a Letter of Credit Document (excluding any certificate or other document presented by a beneficiary in connection with a drawing under such Letter of Credit) is inconsistent with a term of any Loan Document, the term of such Loan

 

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Document shall control. The Borrower shall examine the copy of any Letter of Credit or any amendment to a Letter of Credit that is delivered to it by the applicable Issuing Bank and, in the event of any claim of noncompliance with the Borrower’s instructions or other irregularity, the Borrower will promptly (but in any event, within 5 Business Days after the later of (x) receipt by the beneficiary of such Letter of Credit of the original of, or amendment to, such Letter of Credit, as applicable and (y) receipt by the Borrower of a copy of such Letter of Credit or amendment, as applicable) notify such Issuing Bank. The Borrower shall be conclusively deemed to have waived any such claim against the applicable Issuing Bank and its correspondents unless such notice is given as aforesaid.

(d) Reimbursement Obligations. Upon receipt by an Issuing Bank from the beneficiary of a Letter of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank of any demand for payment under such Letter of Credit and such Issuing Bank’s determination that such demand for payment complies with the requirements of such Letter of Credit, such Issuing Bank shall promptly notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent of the amount to be paid by such Issuing Bank as a result of such demand and the date on which payment is to be made by such Issuing Bank to such beneficiary in respect of such demand; provided, however, that an Issuing Bank’s failure to give, or delay in giving, such notice shall not discharge the Borrower in any respect from the applicable Reimbursement Obligation. The Borrower hereby absolutely, unconditionally and irrevocably agrees to pay and reimburse each Issuing Bank for the amount of each demand for payment under each Letter of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank at or prior to the date on which payment is to be made by such Issuing Bank to the beneficiary thereunder, without presentment, demand, protest or other formalities of any kind. Upon receipt by an Issuing Bank of any payment in respect of any Reimbursement Obligation owing with respect to a Letter of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank, such Issuing Bank shall promptly pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Lender that has acquired a participation therein under the second sentence of the immediately following subsection (i) such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of such payment.

(e) Manner of Reimbursement. Upon its receipt of a notice referred to in the immediately preceding subsection (d), the Borrower shall advise the Administrative Agent and the applicable Issuing Bank whether or not the Borrower intends to borrow hereunder to finance its obligation to reimburse such Issuing Bank for the amount of the related demand for payment and, if it does, the Borrower shall submit a timely request for such borrowing as provided in the applicable provisions of this Agreement. If the Borrower fails to so advise the Administrative Agent and the applicable Issuing Bank, or if the Borrower fails to reimburse the applicable Issuing Bank for a demand for payment under a Letter of Credit by the date of such payment, the failure of which the applicable Issuing Bank shall promptly notify the Administrative Agent, then (i) if the applicable conditions contained in Article VI. would permit the making of Revolving Loans, the Borrower shall be deemed to have requested a borrowing of Revolving Loans (which shall be Base Rate Loans) in an amount equal to the unpaid Reimbursement Obligation and the Administrative Agent shall give each Revolving Lender prompt notice of the amount of the Revolving Loan to be made available to the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 noon Central time and (ii) if such conditions would not permit the making of Revolving Loans, the provisions of subsection (j) of this Section shall apply. The limitations set forth in the second sentence of Section 2.1.(a) shall not apply to any borrowing of Base Rate Loans under this subsection.

(f) Effect of Letters of Credit on Revolving Commitments. Upon the issuance by an Issuing Bank of a Letter of Credit and until such Letter of Credit shall have expired or been cancelled, the Revolving Commitment of each Revolving Lender shall be deemed to be utilized for all purposes of this Agreement in an amount equal to the product of (i) such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage and (ii) (A) the Stated Amount of such Letter of Credit plus (B) any related Reimbursement Obligations then outstanding.

 

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(g) Issuing Banks’ Duties Regarding Letters of Credit; Unconditional Nature of Reimbursement Obligations. In examining documents presented in connection with drawings under Letters of Credit and making payments under Letters of Credit issued by an Issuing Bank against such documents, such Issuing Bank shall only be required to use the same standard of care as it uses in connection with examining documents presented in connection with drawings under letters of credit in which it has not sold participations and making payments under such letters of credit. The Borrower assumes all risks of the acts and omissions of, or misuse of the Letters of Credit by, the respective beneficiaries of such Letters of Credit. In furtherance and not in limitation of the foregoing, none of the Administrative Agent, any of the Issuing Banks or any of the Revolving Lenders shall be responsible for, and the Borrower’s obligations in respect of Letters of Credit shall not be affected in any manner by, (i) the form, validity, sufficiency, accuracy, genuineness or legal effects of any document submitted by any party in connection with the application for and issuance of or any drawing honored under any Letter of Credit even if such document should in fact prove to be in any or all respects invalid, insufficient, inaccurate, fraudulent or forged; (ii) the validity or sufficiency of any instrument transferring or assigning or purporting to transfer or assign any Letter of Credit, or the rights or benefits thereunder or proceeds thereof, in whole or in part, which may prove to be invalid or ineffective for any reason; (iii) failure of the beneficiary of any Letter of Credit to comply fully with conditions required in order to draw upon such Letter of Credit; (iv) errors, omissions, interruptions or delays in transmission or delivery of any messages, by mail, cable, telex, telecopy, electronic mail or otherwise, whether or not they be in cipher; (v) errors in interpretation of technical terms; (vi) any loss or delay in the transmission or otherwise of any document required in order to make a drawing under any Letter of Credit, or of the proceeds thereof; (vii) the misapplication by the beneficiary of any Letter of Credit or of the proceeds of any drawing under any Letter of Credit; or (viii) any consequences arising from causes beyond the control of the Issuing Banks, the Administrative Agent or the Revolving Lenders. None of the above shall affect, impair or prevent the vesting of any of the Issuing Bank’s, the Administrative Agent’s or any Revolving Lender’s rights or powers hereunder. Any action taken or omitted to be taken by an Issuing Bank under or in connection with any Letter of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank, if taken or omitted in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct (as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final, non-appealable judgment), shall not create against such Issuing Bank any liability to the Borrower, the Administrative Agent or any Lender. In this connection, the obligation of the Borrower to reimburse an Issuing Bank for any drawing made under any Letter of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank, and to repay any Revolving Loan made pursuant to the second sentence of the immediately preceding subsection (e), shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable and shall be paid strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and any other applicable Letter of Credit Document under all circumstances whatsoever, including without limitation, the following circumstances: (A) any lack of validity or enforceability of any Letter of Credit Document or any term or provisions therein; (B) any amendment or waiver of or any consent to departure from all or any of the Letter of Credit Documents; (C) the existence of any claim, setoff, defense or other right which the Borrower may have at any time against such Issuing Bank, any other Issuing Bank, the Administrative Agent, any Lender, any beneficiary of a Letter of Credit or any other Person, whether in connection with this Agreement, the transactions contemplated hereby or in the Letter of Credit Documents or any unrelated transaction; (D) any breach of contract or dispute between the Borrower, the Issuing Bank, the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any other Person; (E) any demand, statement or any other document presented under a Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent, invalid or insufficient in any respect or any statement therein or made in connection therewith being untrue or inaccurate in any respect whatsoever; (F) any non-application or misapplication by the beneficiary of a Letter of Credit or of the proceeds of any drawing under such Letter of Credit; (G) payment by such Issuing Bank under any Letter of Credit against presentation of a draft or certificate which does not strictly comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit; and (H) any other act, omission to act, delay or circumstance whatsoever that might, but for the provisions of this Section, constitute a legal or equitable defense to or discharge of, or provide a right of setoff against, the Borrower’s Reimbursement Obligations. 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Section 13.9., but not in limitation of the Borrower’s unconditional obligation to reimburse an Issuing Bank for any drawing made under a Letter of Credit as provided in this Section and to repay any Revolving Loan made pursuant to the second sentence of the immediately preceding subsection (e), the Borrower shall have no obligation to indemnify the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or any Lender in respect of any liability incurred by the Administrative Agent, such Issuing Bank or such Lender arising solely out of the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Administrative Agent, such Issuing Bank or such Lender in respect of a Letter of Credit as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final, non-appealable judgment. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, nothing in this Section shall affect any rights the Borrower may have with respect to the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or any Lender with respect to any Letter of Credit.

(h) Amendments, Etc. The issuance by an Issuing Bank of any amendment, supplement or other modification to any Letter of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank shall be subject to the same conditions applicable under this Agreement to the issuance of new Letters of Credit (including, without limitation, that the request therefor be made through the applicable Issuing Bank and the Administrative Agent), and no such amendment, supplement or other modification shall be issued unless either (i) the respective Letter of Credit affected thereby would have complied with such conditions had it originally been issued hereunder in such amended, supplemented or modified form or (ii) the Administrative Agent and the Revolving Lenders, if any, required by Section 13.6. shall have consented thereto. In connection with any such amendment, supplement or other modification, the Borrower shall pay the fees, if any, payable under the last sentence of Section 3.5.(c).

(i) Revolving Lenders’ Participation in Letters of Credit. Immediately upon the issuance by an Issuing Bank of any Letter of Credit each Revolving Lender shall be deemed to have absolutely, irrevocably and unconditionally purchased and received from such Issuing Bank, without recourse or warranty, an undivided interest and participation to the extent of such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of the liability of such Issuing Bank with respect to such Letter of Credit and each Revolving Lender thereby shall absolutely, unconditionally and irrevocably assume, as primary obligor and not as surety, and shall be unconditionally obligated to such Issuing Bank to pay and discharge when due, such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of such Issuing Bank’s liability under such Letter of Credit. In addition, upon the making of each payment by a Revolving Lender to the Administrative Agent for the account of an Issuing Bank in respect of any Letter of Credit issued by it pursuant to the immediately following subsection (j), such Revolving Lender shall, automatically and without any further action on the part of such Issuing Bank, the Administrative Agent or such Revolving Lender, acquire (i) a participation in an amount equal to such payment in the Reimbursement Obligation owing to such Issuing Bank by the Borrower in respect of such Letter of Credit and (ii) a participation in a percentage equal to such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage in any interest or other amounts payable by the Borrower in respect of such Reimbursement Obligation (other than the Fees payable to such Issuing Bank pursuant to the last sentence of Section 3.5.(c)).

(j) Payment Obligation of Revolving Lenders. Each Revolving Lender severally agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of an Issuing Bank, on demand in immediately available funds in Dollars the amount of such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of each drawing paid by such Issuing Bank under each Letter of Credit issued by it to the extent such amount is not reimbursed by the Borrower pursuant to the immediately preceding subsection (d); provided, however, that in respect of any drawing under any Letter of Credit, the maximum amount that any Revolving Lender shall be required to fund, whether as a Revolving Loan or as a participation, shall not exceed such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of such drawing except as otherwise provided in Section 3.9.(d). If the notice referenced in the second sentence of Section 2.4.(e) is received by a Revolving Lender not later than 11:00 a.m. Central time, then such Lender shall make such payment

 

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available to the Administrative Agent not later than 2:00 p.m. Central time on the date of demand therefor; otherwise, such payment shall be made available to the Administrative Agent not later than 1:00 p.m. Central time on the next succeeding Business Day. Each Revolving Lender’s obligation to make such payments to the Administrative Agent under this subsection, and the Administrative Agent’s right to receive the same for the account of the applicable Issuing Bank, shall be absolute, irrevocable and unconditional and shall not be affected in any way by any circumstance whatsoever, including without limitation, (i) the failure of any other Revolving Lender to make its payment under this subsection, (ii) the financial condition of the Borrower or any other Loan Party, (iii) the existence of any Default or Event of Default, including any Event of Default described in Section 11.1.(e) or (f), (iv) the termination of the Revolving Commitments or (v) the delivery of Cash Collateral in respect of any Extended Letter of Credit. Each such payment to the Administrative Agent for the account of the applicable Issuing Bank shall be made without any offset, abatement, withholding or deduction whatsoever.

(k) Information to Revolving Lenders. Promptly following any change in Letters of Credit outstanding issued by an Issuing Bank, such Issuing Bank shall provide to the Administrative Agent, which shall promptly provide the same to each Revolving Lender and the Borrower, a notice describing the aggregate amount of all Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank outstanding at such time. Upon the request of the Administrative Agent from time to time, an Issuing Bank shall deliver any other information reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent (or a Revolving Lender through the Administrative Agent) with respect to such Letter of Credit that is the subject of the request. Other than as set forth in this subsection, the Issuing Banks and the Administrative Agent shall have no duty to notify the Lenders regarding the issuance or other matters regarding Letters of Credit issued hereunder. The failure of any Issuing Bank or the Administrative Agent to perform its requirements under this subsection shall not relieve any Revolving Lender from its obligations under the immediately preceding subsection (j).

Section 2.5. Changed Circumstances.

(a) Circumstances Affecting LIBOR RateBenchmark Availability. Subject to clause (c) below, in connection with any request for a LIBORSOFR Loan or a conversion to or continuation thereof or otherwise, if for any reason (i) the Administrative Agent shall determine (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) that Dollar deposits are not being offered to banks in the London interbank eurodollar market for the applicable amount and Interest Period of such Loan, (ii) the Administrative Agent shall determine (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) that reasonable and adequate means do not exist for ascertaining the LIBOR Rate for such Interest PeriodAdjusted Daily Simple SOFR pursuant to the definition thereof or Adjusted Term SOFR pursuant to the definition thereof with respect to a proposed LIBOR Loan Term SOFR Loan on or prior to the first day of the applicable Interest Period or (iiiii) the Requisite Lenders shall determine (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) that the LIBOR RateAdjusted Daily Simple SOFR or Adjusted Term SOFR, as applicable, does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of making or maintaining any such LoansLoan during, with respect to Adjusted Term SOFR, such Interest Period and, in the case of clause (ii), the Requisite Lenders have provided notice of such determination to the Administrative Agent, then, in each case, the Administrative Agent shall promptly give notice thereof to the Borrower. Thereafter, untilUpon notice thereof by the Administrative Agent notifiesto the Borrower that such circumstances no longer exist, the, any obligation of the Lenders to make LIBORSOFR Loans, and theany right of the Borrower to convert any Loan to or continue any Loan as a LIBORSOFR Loan, shall be suspended, and the Borrower shall either (A) repay in full (or cause to be repaid in full) the then outstanding principal amount of each such LIBOR Loan together with accrued interest thereon), on the last day of the then current Interest Period applicable to such LIBOR Loan; or (B) convert the then outstanding principal amount of each such LIBOR Loan to a Base Rate Loan as of the last day of such (to the extent of the affected SOFR Loans or the affected Interest Periods)

 

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until the Administrative Agent (with respect to clause (ii), at the instruction of the Requisite Lenders) revokes such notice. Upon receipt of such notice, (A) the Borrower may revoke any pending request for a borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of SOFR Loans (to the extent of the affected SOFR Loans or the affected Interest Periods) or, failing that, the Borrower will be deemed to have converted any such request into a request for a borrowing of or conversion to Base Rate Loans in the amount specified therein and (B) any outstanding affected SOFR Loans will be deemed to have been converted into Base Rate Loans (I) with respect to any Daily Simple SOFR Loans, immediately and (II) with respect to any Term SOFR Loans, at the end of the applicable Interest Period. The Administrative Agent andUpon any such prepayment or conversion, the Borrower shall each use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that implementation of the provisions of this Section 2.5 do not result in a deemed exchange of any loans for purposes of United States Treasury Regulations Section 1.1001-3.also pay accrued interest on the amount so prepaid or converted, together with any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 5.4.

(b) Laws Affecting LIBOR RateSOFR Availability. If, after the date hereof, the introduction of, or any change in, any Applicable Law or any change in the interpretation or administration thereof by any Governmental Authority, central bank or comparable agency charged with the interpretation or administration thereof, or compliance by any of the Lenders (or any of their respective Lending Offices) with any request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) of any such Governmental Authority, central bank or comparable agency, shall make it unlawful or impossible for any of the Lenders (or any of their respective Lending Offices) to honor its obligations hereunder to make or maintain any LIBORSOFR Loan, or to determine or charge interest based upon SOFR Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR, Daily Simple SOFR, the Term SOFR Reference Rate, Adjusted Term SOFR or Term SOFR, such Lender shall promptly give notice thereof to the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Agent shall promptly give notice to the Borrower and the other Lenders (an Illegality Notice) . Thereafter, until each affected Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower that suchthe circumstances giving rise to such determination no longer exist, (i) the obligationsany obligation of the Lenders to make LIBORDaily Simple SOFR Loans or Term SOFR Loans, as applicable, and theany right of the Borrower to convert any Loan to a LIBORDaily Simple SOFR Loan or continue anya Term SOFR Loan, as a LIBOR Loanapplicable, shall be suspended and thereafter the Borrower may select only Base Rate Loans and (ii) if any of the (ii) if necessary to avoid such illegality, the Administrative Agent shall compute the Base Rate without reference to clause (c) of the definition of Base Rate. Upon receipt of an Illegality Notice, the Borrower shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, upon demand from any Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), prepay or, if applicable, convert all affected SOFR Loans to Base Rate Loans (in

each case, if necessary to avoid such illegality, the Administrative Agent shall compute the Base Rate without reference to clause (c) of the definition of Base Rate) (A) with respect to any Daily Simple SOFR Loans, on the date interest is due therefor and (B) with respect to any Term SOFR Loans, on the last day of the Interest Period therefor, if all affected Lenders may lawfully continue to maintain such SOFR Loans to such day, or immediately, if any Lender may not lawfully continue to maintain the affected LIBOR Loan to the end of the then current Interest Period applicable thereto, the applicable Loan shall immediately be converted to a Base Rate Loan for the remainder of such Interest Period.such SOFR Loans to such day. Upon any such prepayment or conversion, the Borrower shall also pay accrued interest on the amount so prepaid or converted, together with any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 5.4.

(c) Benchmark Replacement Setting.

(i) (A)Benchmark Replacement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document if, upon the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred prior to the Reference Time inwith respect ofto any setting of the then-current Benchmark, then (x) if the Administrative Agent and the Borrower may amend this Agreement to replace such

 

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Benchmark with a Benchmark Replacement is determined in accordance with clause (a)(1) or (a)(2) of the definition of Benchmark Replacement for such Benchmark Replacement Date, such Benchmark Replacement will replace such Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in respect of such Benchmark setting and subsequent Benchmark settings without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document and (y) if a Benchmark Replacement is determined in accordance with clause (a)(3) of the definition of Benchmark Replacement for such Benchmark Replacement Date, such Benchmark Replacement will replace such Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in respect of any Benchmark setting at or after. Any such amendment with respect to a Benchmark Transition Event will become effective at 5:00 p.m. on the fifth (5th) Business Day after the date notice of such Benchmark Replacement is provided to the Lenders without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Loan DocumentAdministrative Agent has posted such proposed amendment to all affected Lenders and the Borrower so long as the Administrative Agent has not received, by such time, written notice of objection to such Benchmark Replacementamendment from Lenders comprising the Requisite Lenders. If an UnadjustedNo replacement of a Benchmark with a Benchmark Replacement is Daily Simple SOFR, all interest payments will be payable on a monthly basispursuant to this Section 2.5.(c)(i) will occur prior to the applicable Benchmark Transition Start Date.

(B) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, if a Term SOFR Transition Event and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred prior to the Reference Time in respect of any setting of the then-current Benchmark, then the applicable Benchmark Replacement will replace the then-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder or under any Loan Document in respect of such Benchmark setting and subsequent Benchmark settings, without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document; provided that this clause (B) shall not be effective unless the Administrative Agent has delivered to the Lenders and the Borrower a Term SOFR Notice. For the avoidance of doubt, the Administrative Agent shall not be required to deliver a Term SOFR Notice after a Term SOFR Transition Event and may elect or not elect to do so in its sole discretion.

(ii) Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes. In connection with the use, administration, adoption or implementation of a Benchmark Replacement, the Administrative Agent will have the right to make Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes from time to time in its reasonable discretion in consultation with the Borrower and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, any amendments implementing such Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes will become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

(iii) Notices; Standards for Decisions and Determinations. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of (A) any occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event, a Term SOFR Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, and its related Benchmark Replacement Date, (B) thethe implementation of any Benchmark Replacement, and (CB) the effectiveness of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes, (D) in connection with the use, administration, adoption or implementation of a Benchmark Replacement. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Borrower of the removal or reinstatement of any tenor of a Benchmark pursuant to Section 2.5.(c)(iv) below and (E) the commencement or conclusion of any Benchmark Unavailability Period. Any determination, decision or election that may be made by the Administrative Agent or, if applicable, any Lender

 

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(or group of Lenders) pursuant to this Section 2.5.(c), including any determination with respect to a tenor, rate or adjustment or of the occurrence or non-occurrence of an event, circumstance or date and any decision to take or refrain from taking any action or any selection, will be conclusive and binding absent manifest error and may be made in its or their sole discretion and without consent from any other party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document, except, in each case, as expressly required pursuant to this Section 2.5.(c).

(iv) Unavailability of Tenor of Benchmark. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, at any time (including in connection with the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement), (A) if theany then-current Benchmark is a term rate (including the Term SOFR or USD LIBORReference Rate) and either (1) any tenor for such Benchmark is not displayed on a screen or other information service that publishes such rate from time to time as selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion or (2) the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark has provided a public statement or publication of information announcing that any tenor for such Benchmark is not or will be no longernot be representative, then the Administrative Agent may modify the definition of “Interest Period” (or any similar or analogous definition) for any Benchmark settings at or after such time to remove such unavailable or non-representative tenor and (B) if a tenor that was removed pursuant to clause (A) above either (1) is subsequently displayed on a screen or information service for a Benchmark (including a Benchmark Replacement) or (2) is not, or is no longer, subject to an announcement that it is not or will no longernot be representative for a Benchmark (including a Benchmark Replacement), then the Administrative Agent may modify the definition of “Interest Period” (or any similar or analogous definition) for all Benchmark settings at or after such time to reinstate such previously removed tenor.

(v) Benchmark Unavailability Period. Upon the Borrower’s receipt of notice of the commencement of a Benchmark Unavailability Period with respect to a given Benchmark, (A) the Borrower may revoke any pending request for a borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of LIBORany affected SOFR Loans to be made, converted or continued during any Benchmark Unavailability Period and, failing that, the Borrower will be deemed to have converted any such request into a request for a borrowing of or conversion to Base Rate Loans and (B) any outstanding affected LIBORSOFR Loans will be deemed to have been converted to Base Rate Loans (I) with respect to any Daily Simple SOFR Loans, immediately and (II) with respect to any Term SOFR Loans, at the end of the applicable Interest Period. During any Benchmark Unavailability Period with respect to any Benchmark or at any time that a tenor for theany then-current Benchmark is not an Available Tenor, the component of the Base Rate based upon the then-current Benchmark that is the subject of such Benchmark Unavailability Period or such tenor for such Benchmark, as applicable, will not be used in any determination of the Base Rate.

(vi) London Interbank Offered Rate Benchmark Transition Event. On March 5, 2021, the IBA, the administrator of the London interbank offered rate, and the FCA, the regulatory supervisor of the IBA, made the Announcements that the final publication or representativeness date for Dollars for (I) 1-week and 2-month London interbank offered rate tenor settings will be December 31, 2021 and (II) overnight, 1-month, 3-month, 6-month and 12-month London interbank offered rate tenor settings will be June 30, 2023. No successor administrator for the IBA was identified in such Announcements. The parties hereto agree and acknowledge that the Announcements resulted in the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event with respect to the London interbank offered rate pursuant to the terms of this Agreement and that any obligation of the Administrative Agent to notify any parties of such Benchmark Transition Event pursuant to clause (iii) of this Section 2.5(c) shall be deemed satisfied.

 

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Section 2.6. Rates and Payment of Interest on Loans.

(a) Rates. The Borrower promises to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender interest on the unpaid principal amount of each Loan made by such Lender for the period from and including the date of the making of such Loan to but excluding the date such Loan shall be paid in full, at the following per annum rates:

(i) during such periods as such Loan is a Base Rate Loan, at the Base Rate (as in effect from time to time), plus the Applicable Margin for Base Rate Loans of such Class; and

(ii) during such periods as such Loan is a Daily Simple SOFR Loan, at the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR (as in effect from time to time), plus the Applicable Margin for SOFR Loans of such Class; and

(iiiii) during such periods as such Loan is a LIBORTerm SOFR Loan, at the LIBOR RateAdjusted Term SOFR for such Loan for the Interest Period therefor, plus the Applicable Margin for LIBORSOFR Loans of such Class.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, at the election of the Requisite Lenders while an Event of Default exists (or automatically while an Event of Default under Sections 11.1.(a), 11.1(e) or 11.1.(f) exists), the Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender and the Issuing Banks, as the case may be, interest at the Post-Default Rate on the outstanding principal amount of any Loan made by such Lender, on all Reimbursement Obligations and on any other amount payable by the Borrower hereunder or under the Notes held by such Lender to or for the account of such Lender (including without limitation, accrued but unpaid interest to the extent permitted under Applicable Law).

(b) Payment of Interest. All accrued and unpaid interest on the outstanding principal amount of each Loan shall be payable (i) (A) if such Loan is a Base Rate Loan or a Daily Simple SOFR Loan, monthly in arrears on the first day of each month, commencing with the first full calendar month occurring after the Effective Date or (B) if such Loan is a LIBORTerm SOFR Loan, on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto and, if such Interest Period is longer than three months, at three month intervals following the first day of such Interest Period and (ii) on any date on which the principal balance of such Loan is due and payable in full (whether at maturity, due to acceleration or otherwise). Interest payable at the Post-Default Rate shall be payable from time to time on demand. All determinations by the Administrative Agent of an interest rate hereunder shall be conclusive and binding on the Lenders and the Borrower for all purposes, absent manifest error.

(c) Borrower Information Used to Determine Applicable Interest Rates. The parties understand that the applicable interest rate for the Obligations and certain fees set forth herein may be determined and/or adjusted from time to time based upon certain financial ratios and/or other information to be provided or certified to the Lenders by the Borrower (the “Borrower Information”). If it is subsequently determined that any such Borrower Information was incorrect (for whatever reason, including without limitation because of a subsequent restatement of earnings by the Borrower) at the time it was delivered to the Administrative Agent, and if the applicable interest rate or fees calculated for any period were lower than they should have been had the correct information been timely provided, then, such interest rate and such fees for such period shall be automatically recalculated using correct Borrower Information. The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Borrower in writing of any additional interest and fees due because of such recalculation, and the Borrower shall pay such additional interest or fees due to the Administrative Agent, for the account of each Lender, within 10 Business Days of receipt of such written notice (it being understood and agreed that no Default or Event of Default shall be deemed to have occurred so long as the Borrower pays such additional interest or fees within such 10

 

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Business Day period). Any recalculation of interest or fees required by this provision shall survive the termination of this Agreement, and, except as otherwise expressly provided in this Section 2.6(c), this provision shall not in any way limit any of the Administrative Agent’s, any Issuing Bank’s, or any Lender’s other rights under this Agreement.

(d) Initial Benchmark Conforming Changes. In connection with the use or administration of any Benchmark, the Administrative Agent will have the right to make Conforming Changes from time to time and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, any amendments implementing such Conforming Changes will become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of the effectiveness of any Conforming Changes in connection with the use or administration of any Benchmark.

Section 2.7. Number of Interest Periods.

There may be no more than 15 different Interest Periods for LIBORTerm SOFR Loans outstanding at the same time.

Section 2.8. Repayment of Loans.

(a) Revolving Loans. The Borrower promises to repay the entire outstanding principal amount of, and all accrued but unpaid interest on, the Revolving Loans on the Revolving Termination Date.

(b) Term Loans. The Borrower promises to repay the entire outstanding principal amount of, and all accrued but unpaid interest on, the Term Loans of a given Class on the Term Loan Maturity Date applicable to such Class of Term Loans.

Section 2.9. Prepayments.

(a) Optional. Subject to Section 5.4., the Borrower may prepay any Loan at any time without premium or penalty. The Borrower shall give the Administrative Agent at least 3 Business Days(w) in the case of any Daily Simple SOFR Loan, at least three (3) U.S. Government Securities Business Days, (x) in the case of any Term SOFR Loan, at least three (3) U.S. Government Securities Business Days and (y) in the case of any other Loan, three (3) Business Days, prior written notice of the prepayment of anysuch Loan, as applicable, (or such shorter notice as may be acceptable to the Administrative Agent). Each voluntary prepayment of Loans shall be in an aggregate minimum amount of $1,000,000 and integral multiples of $500,000 in excess thereof (or if less the remaining principal amount of the applicable Class of Loans).

(b) [Reserved].

Section 2.10. Continuation.

So long as no Default or Event of Default exists, the Borrower may on any Business Day, with respect to any LIBORTerm SOFR Loan, elect to maintain such LIBORTerm SOFR Loan or any portion thereof as a LIBORTerm SOFR Loan by selecting a new Interest Period for such LIBORTerm SOFR Loan. Each Continuation of a LIBORTerm SOFR Loan shall be in an aggregate minimum amount of $1,000,000 and integral multiples of $500,000 in excess of that amount (or if less, the aggregate amount of the LIBORTerm SOFR Loan being continued), and each new Interest Period selected under this Section shall commence on the last day of the immediately preceding Interest Period. Each selection of a

 

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new Interest Period shall be made by the Borrower giving to the Administrative Agent a Notice of Continuation not later than 11:00 a.m. Central time on the third U.S. Government Securities Business DayDays prior to the date of any such Continuation. Such notice by the Borrower of a Continuation shall be by telecopy, electronic mail or other similar form of communication in the form of a Notice of Continuation, specifying (a) the proposed date of such Continuation, (b) the LIBORTerm SOFR Loans, Class and portions thereof subject to such Continuation and (c) the duration of the selected Interest Period, all of which shall be specified in such manner as is necessary to comply with all limitations on Loans outstanding hereunder. Each Notice of Continuation shall be irrevocable by and binding on the Borrower once given. Promptly after receipt of a Notice of Continuation, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Lender of the proposed Continuation. If the Borrower shall fail to select in a timely manner a new Interest Period for any LIBORTerm SOFR Loan in accordance with this Section, such Loan will automatically, on the last day of the current Interest Period therefor, continue as a LIBORTerm SOFR Loan with an Interest Period of one month; provided, however that if aan Event of Default exists, such Loan will automatically, on the last day of the current Interest Period therefor, Convert into a Base Rate Loan notwithstanding the first sentence of Section 2.11. or the Borrower’s failure to comply with any of the terms of such Section. For the avoidance of doubt, any Daily Simple SOFR Loan shall automatically continue as a Daily Simple SOFR Loan until such Loan is repaid, prepaid or Converted by the Borrower in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

Section 2.11. Conversion.

The Borrower may on any Business Day, upon the Borrower’s giving of a Notice of Conversion to the Administrative Agent by telecopy, electronic mail or other similar form of communication, Convert (a) on any Business Day, all or aany portion of a Loan of one Type into a Loan of another Typeany outstanding Base Rate Loans into one or more SOFR Loans and (b) with respect to any (x) Daily Simple SOFR Loan, on any Business Day or (y) Term SOFR Loan, upon the expiration of any Interest Period therefor, in each case, (any outstanding SOFR Loans into Base Rate Loans, Daily Simple SOFR Loans or Term SOFR Loans; provided, however, a Base Rate Loan may not be Converted into a LIBORSOFR Loan if aan Event of Default exists. Each Conversion of Base Rate Loans into LIBOR Loans shall be in an aggregate minimum amount of $1,000,000 and integral multiples of $500,000 in excess of that amount. Each such Notice of Conversion shall be given not later than 11:00 a.m. Central time three (3) Business Days prior to the date of any proposed Conversion. Promptly after receipt of a Notice of Conversion, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Lender of the proposed Conversion. Subject to the restrictions specified above, each Notice of Conversion shall be by telecopy, electronic mail or other similar form of communication in the form of a Notice of Conversion specifying (a) the requested date of such Conversion, (b) the Type and Class of Loan to be Converted, (c) the portion of such Type and Class of Loan to be Converted, (d) the Type of Loan such Loan is to be Converted into and (e) if such Conversion is into a LIBORTerm SOFR Loan, the requested duration of the Interest Period of such Loan. Each Notice of Conversion shall be irrevocable by and binding on the Borrower once given.

Section 2.12. Notes.

(a) Notes. Except in the case of a Revolving Lender that has notified the Administrative Agent in writing that it elects not to receive a Revolving Note, the Revolving Loans made by each Revolving Lender shall, in addition to this Agreement, also be evidenced by a Revolving Note, payable to such Revolving Lender in a principal amount equal to the amount of its Revolving Commitment as originally in effect and otherwise duly completed. Except in the case of a Term Loan Lender that has notified the Administrative Agent in writing that it elects not to receive a Term Note, the Term Loan made by a Term Loan Lender shall, in addition to this Agreement, also be evidenced by a Term Note, payable to such Term Loan Lender in a principal amount equal to the amount of its Term Loan and otherwise duly completed.

 

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(b) Records. The date, amount, interest rate, Type and duration of Interest Periods (if applicable) of each Loan made by each Lender to the Borrower, and each payment made on account of the principal thereof, shall be evidenced by one or more accounts or records maintained by such Lender and by the Administrative Agent in the ordinary course of business. The accounts or records maintained by the Administrative Agent and each Lender shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Any failure to so record or any error in doing so shall not, however, limit or otherwise affect the obligation of the Borrower hereunder to pay any amount owing with respect to the Obligations. In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by any Lender and the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error.

(c) Lost, Stolen, Destroyed or Mutilated Notes. Upon receipt by the Borrower of (i) written notice from a Lender that a Note of such Lender has been lost, stolen, destroyed or mutilated, and (ii)(A) in the case of loss, theft or destruction, an unsecured agreement of indemnity from such Lender in form reasonably satisfactory to the Borrower, or (B) in the case of mutilation, upon surrender and cancellation of such Note, the Borrower shall at its own expense execute and deliver to such Lender a new Note dated the date of such lost, stolen, destroyed or mutilated Note.

Section 2.13. Voluntary Reductions of the Revolving Commitments.

The Borrower shall have the right to terminate or reduce the aggregate unused amount of the Revolving Commitments (for which purpose use of the Revolving Commitments shall be deemed to include the aggregate amount of all Letter of Credit Liabilities) at any time and from time to time without penalty or premium upon not less than 5 Business Days prior written notice to the Administrative Agent of each such termination or reduction (or such shorter notice as may be acceptable to the Administrative Agent), which notice shall specify the effective date thereof and the amount of any such reduction (which in the case of any partial reduction of the Revolving Commitments shall not be less than $10,000,000 and integral multiples of $1,000,000 in excess of that amount in the aggregate) (“Commitment Reduction Notice”); provided, however, the Borrower may not reduce the aggregate amount of the Revolving Commitments below $100,000,000 unless the Borrower is terminating the Revolving Commitments in full. Any Commitment Reduction Notice may be conditioned upon the effectiveness of other credit facilities, or the occurrence of any other event specified therein, in which case such notice may be revoked by the Borrower upon written notice to the Administrative Agent if such condition is not met. Promptly after receipt of a Commitment Reduction Notice the Administrative Agent shall notify each Lender of the proposed Revolving Commitment termination or Revolving Commitment reduction. The Revolving Commitments, once reduced or terminated pursuant to this Section, may not be increased or reinstated except pursuant to Section 2.17. The Borrower shall pay all interest and fees on the Revolving Loans accrued to the date of

such reduction or termination of the Revolving Commitments to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Revolving Lenders, including but not limited to any applicable compensation due to each Revolving Lender in accordance with Section 5.4.

Section 2.14. [Intentionally Omitted].

Section 2.15. Expiration Date of Letters of Credit Past Revolving Commitment Termination.

If on the date the Revolving Commitments are terminated or reduced to zero (whether voluntarily, by reason of the occurrence of an Event of Default or otherwise) there are any Letters of Credit outstanding hereunder and the aggregate Stated Amount of such Letters of Credit exceeds the balance of available funds on deposit in the Letter of Credit Collateral Account, then the Borrower shall, on such date, pay to the Administrative Agent, for its benefit and the benefit of the Revolving Lenders and the Issuing Banks, for deposit into the Letter of Credit Collateral Account, an amount of money equal to the amount of such excess.

 

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Section 2.16. Amount Limitations.

Notwithstanding any other term of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, no Lender shall be required to make a Loan, no Issuing Bank shall be required to issue a Letter of Credit and no reduction of the Revolving Commitments pursuant to Section 2.13. shall take effect, if immediately after the making of such Loan, the issuance of such Letter of Credit or such reduction in the Revolving Commitments, the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Revolving Loans, together with the aggregate amount of all Letter of Credit Liabilities, would exceed the aggregate amount of the Revolving Commitments at such time.

Section 2.17. Incremental Increases.

(a) Request for Incremental Increase. At any time after the Agreement Date, upon written notice to the Administrative Agent, the Borrower may, from time to time, request (i) one or more incremental term loan commitments (an “Incremental Term Loan Commitment”) to make one or more additional term loans, including a borrowing of an additional term loan the principal amount of which will be added to the outstanding principal amount of the existing tranche of Term Loans with the latest scheduled maturity date (any such additional term loan, an “Incremental Term Loan”) and/or (ii) one or more increases in the Revolving Commitments (each, a “Incremental Revolving Credit Facility Increase” and, together with the Incremental Term Loan Commitments and Incremental Term Loans, the “Incremental Increases”); provided that (A) the aggregate initial principal amount of such requested Incremental Increase shall not exceed the Incremental Facilities Limit, (B) any such Incremental Increase shall be in a minimum amount of $5,000,000 (or such lesser amount as agreed to by the Administrative Agent) or, if less, the remaining amount of the Incremental Facilities Limit, (C) no existing Lender will be required to provide any portion of such Incremental Increase and (D) no more than 5 Incremental Increases shall be permitted during the term of this Agreement.

(b) Incremental Lenders. Each notice from the Borrower pursuant to this Section 2.17 shall set forth the requested amount and proposed terms of the relevant Incremental Increase. Incremental Increases may be provided by any existing Lender or by any other Persons (each such Lender or other Person, an “Incremental Lender”); provided that the Administrative Agent, and each Issuing Bank, as applicable, shall have consented (not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) to such Incremental Lender’s providing such Incremental Increases to the extent any such consent would be required under Section 12.8 for an assignment of Loans or Commitments, as applicable, to such Incremental Lender. At the time of sending such notice, the Borrower (in consultation with the Administrative Agent) shall specify the time period within which each proposed Incremental Lender is requested to respond, which shall in no event be less than 10 Business Days from the date of delivery of such notice to the proposed Incremental Lenders (or such shorter period as agreed to by the Administrative Agent). Each proposed Incremental Lender may elect or decline, in its sole discretion, and shall notify the Administrative Agent within such time period whether it agrees, to provide an Incremental Increase and, if so, whether by an amount equal to, greater than or less than requested. Any Person not responding within such time period shall be deemed to have declined to provide an Incremental Increase.

(c) Increase Effective Date and Allocations. The Administrative Agent and the Borrower shall determine the effective date (the “Increase Effective Date”) and the final allocation of such Incremental Increase (limited in the case of the Incremental Lenders to their own respective allocations thereof). The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Borrower and the Incremental Lenders of the final allocation of such Incremental Increases and the Increase Effective Date.

 

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(d) Terms of Incremental Increases. The terms of each Incremental Increase (which shall be set forth in the relevant Incremental Amendment) shall be determined by the Borrower and the applicable Incremental Lenders; provided that:

(i) in the case of each Incremental Term Loan:

(A) the maturity of any such Incremental Term Loan shall not be earlier than the latest scheduled maturity date of the Loans and Commitments in effect as of the Increase Effective Date and the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of any such Incremental Term Loan shall not be shorter than the remaining Weighted Average Life to Maturity of such latest maturing Term Loans;

(B) the pricing or pricing grid, as applicable, for such Incremental Term Loan shall be determined by the applicable Incremental Lenders and the Borrower on the applicable Increase Effective Date;

(C) [reserved]; and

(D) except as provided above, all other terms and conditions applicable to any Incremental Term Loan shall be consistent with the terms and conditions applicable to the existing Term Loans or otherwise reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower (provided that such other terms and conditions, taken as a whole, shall not be more favorable in any material respect to the Lenders under any Incremental Term Loans than such other terms and conditions, taken as a whole, under the existing Term Loans);

(ii) in the case of each Incremental Revolving Credit Facility Increase:

(A) each such Incremental Revolving Credit Facility Increase shall have the same terms, including maturity and Applicable Margin, as the Revolving Credit Facility; provided that (x) any upfront fees payable by the Borrower to the Lenders under any Incremental Revolving Credit Facility Increases may differ from those payable under the then existing Revolving Commitments and (y) the Applicable Margins or interest rate floor applicable to any Incremental Revolving Credit Facility Increase may be higher than the Applicable Margins or interest rate floor applicable to the Revolving Credit Facility if the Applicable Margins or interest rate floor applicable to the Revolving Credit Facility are increased to equal the Applicable Margins and interest rate floor applicable to such Incremental Revolving Credit Facility Increase; and

(B) the outstanding Revolving Loans and Letter of Credit Liabilities will be reallocated by the Administrative Agent on the applicable Increase Effective Date among the Revolving Credit Lenders (including the Incremental Lenders providing such Incremental Revolving Credit Facility Increase) in accordance with their revised Revolving Commitment Percentages (and the Revolving Credit Lenders (including the Incremental Lenders providing such Incremental Revolving Credit Facility Increase) agree to make all payments and adjustments necessary to effect such reallocation and the Borrower shall pay any and all costs required pursuant to Section 13.9 in connection with such reallocation as if such reallocation were a repayment);

 

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(iii) each Incremental Increase shall constitute Obligations of the Borrower and will be guaranteed by the Guarantors and secured on a pari passu basis with the Obligations.

(e) Conditions to Effectiveness of Incremental Increases. Any Incremental Increase shall become effective as of such Increase Effective Date and shall be subject to the following conditions precedent:

(iv) no Default or Event of Default shall exist on such Increase Effective Date immediately prior to or after giving effect to (A) such Incremental Increase or (B) the making of the initial extensions of credit pursuant thereto that are made on the Increase Effective Date;

(v) all of the representations and warranties set forth in Article VII shall be true and correct in all material respects (or if qualified by materiality or Material Adverse Effect, in all respects) as of such Increase Effective Date, or if such representation speaks as of an earlier date, as of such earlier date;

(vi) the Administrative Agent shall have received from the Borrower, a Compliance Certificate demonstrating that the Borrower is in compliance with the financial covenants set forth in Section 10.1;

(vii) the Loan Parties shall have executed an Incremental Amendment in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Borrower and the applicable Incremental Lenders; and

(viii) the Administrative Agent shall have received from the Borrower, any customary legal opinions or other documents (including a resolution duly adopted by the board of directors (or equivalent governing body) of each Loan Party authorizing such Incremental Increase), modifications to existing instruments and documents of the type required by Section 8.14, reasonably requested by Administrative Agent in connection with such Incremental Increase.

(f) Incremental Amendments. Each such Incremental Increase shall be effected pursuant to an amendment (an “Incremental Amendment”) to this Agreement and, as appropriate, the other Loan Documents, executed by the Loan Parties, the Administrative Agent and the applicable Incremental Lenders, which Incremental Amendment may, without the consent of any other Lenders, effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent, to effect the provisions of this Section 2.17.

(g) Use of Proceeds. The proceeds of any Incremental Increase may be used by Parent, the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for (a) working capital and other general corporate purposes, including the financing of Restricted Payments, Permitted Acquisitions and other Investments, in each case, to the extent permitted hereunder, (b) the payment of fees and expenses incurred in connection with such Incremental Increase and (c) any other use not prohibited by this Agreement.

Section 2.18. Funds Transfer Disbursements.

The Borrower hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to disburse the proceeds of any Loan made by the Lenders or any of their Affiliates pursuant to the Loan Documents as requested by an authorized representative of the Borrower to any of the accounts designated in the Disbursement Instruction Agreement.

 

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ARTICLE III. PAYMENTS, FEES AND OTHER GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 3.1. Payments.

(a) Payments by Borrower. Except to the extent otherwise provided herein, all payments of principal, interest, Fees and other amounts to be made by the Borrower under this Agreement, the Notes or any other Loan Document shall be made in Dollars, in immediately available funds, without setoff, deduction or counterclaim (excluding Taxes required to be withheld pursuant to Section 3.10.), to the Administrative Agent at the Principal Office, not later than 1:00 p.m. Central time on the date on which such payment shall become due (each such payment made after such time on such due date to be deemed to have been made on the next succeeding Business Day). Subject to Section 11.5., the Borrower shall, at the time of making each payment under this Agreement or any other Loan Document, specify to the Administrative Agent the amounts payable by the Borrower hereunder to which such payment is to be applied. Each payment received by the Administrative Agent for the account of a Lender under this Agreement or any Note shall be paid to such Lender by wire transfer of immediately available funds in accordance with the wiring instructions provided by such Lender to the Administrative Agent from time to time, for the account of such Lender at the applicable Lending Office of such Lender. Each payment received by the Administrative Agent for the account of an Issuing Bank under this Agreement shall be paid to such Issuing Bank by wire transfer of immediately available funds in accordance with the wiring instructions provided by such Issuing Bank to the Administrative Agent from time to time, for the account of such Issuing Bank. In the event the Administrative Agent fails to pay such amounts to such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, within one Business Day of receipt of such amounts, the Administrative Agent shall pay interest on such amount until paid at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Rate from time to time in effect. If the due date of any payment under this Agreement or any other Loan Document would otherwise fall on a day which is not a Business Day such date shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day and interest shall continue to accrue at the rate, if any, applicable to such payment for the period of such extension.

(b) Presumptions Regarding Payments by Borrower. Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from the Borrower prior to the date on which any payment is due to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders or an Issuing Bank hereunder that the Borrower will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that the Borrower has made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may (but shall not be obligated to), in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to the Lenders or the Issuing Banks, as the case may be, the amount due. In such event, if the Borrower has not in fact made such payment, then each of the Lenders or the Issuing Banks, as the case may be, severally agrees to repay to the Administrative Agent on demand that amount so distributed to such Lender or such Issuing Bank, with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is distributed to it to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.

Section 3.2. Pro Rata Treatment.

Except to the extent otherwise provided herein: (a) each borrowing from the Revolving Lenders under Sections 2.1.(a), 2.4.(e) and 2.5.(e) shall be made from the Revolving Lenders, each payment of the fees under Sections 3.5.(b), the first sentence of 3.5.(c), and 3.5.(e) shall be made for the account of the Revolving Lenders, and each termination or reduction of the amount of the Revolving Commitments under Section 2.13. shall be applied to the respective Revolving Commitments of the Revolving Lenders,

 

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pro rata according to the amounts of their respective Revolving Commitments; (b) each payment or prepayment of principal of Revolving Loans shall be made for the account of the Revolving Lenders pro rata in accordance with the respective unpaid principal amounts of the Revolving Loans held by them, provided that, subject to Section 3.9., if immediately prior to giving effect to any such payment in respect of any Revolving Loans the outstanding principal amount of the Revolving Loans shall not be held by the Revolving Lenders pro rata in accordance with their respective Revolving Commitments in effect at the time such Revolving Loans were made, then such payment shall be applied to the Revolving Loans in such manner as shall result, as nearly as is practicable, in the outstanding principal amount of the Revolving Loans being held by the Revolving Lenders pro rata in accordance with such respective Revolving Commitments; (c) the making of a Class of Term Loans under Section 2.2.(a) shall be made from the Term Loan Lenders of such Class, pro rata according to the amounts of their respective Term Loan Commitments of such Class; (d) each payment or prepayment of principal of Term Loans of a Class shall be made for the account of the Term Loan Lenders of such Class pro rata in accordance with the respective unpaid principal amounts of the Term Loans of such Class held by them; (e) each payment of interest on Revolving Loans or Term Loans of a Class shall be made for the account of the Revolving Lenders or Term Loan Lenders of such Class, as applicable, pro rata in accordance with the amounts of interest on such Revolving Loans or Term Loans of such Class, as applicable, then due and payable to the respective Lenders; (f) the Conversion and Continuation of Revolving Loans or Term Loans of a Class of a particular Type (other than Conversions provided for by Sections 5.1.(c) and 5.5.) shall be made pro rata among the Revolving Lenders or Term Loan Lenders of such Class, as applicable, according to the amounts of their respective Revolving Loans or Term Loans of such Class, as applicable, and the then current Interest Period for each Lender’s portion of each such Loan of such Type shall be coterminous; (g) [reserved]; (h) [reserved]; and (i) the Revolving Lenders’ participation in, and payment obligations in respect of, Letters of Credit under Section 2.4., shall be in accordance with their respective Revolving Commitment Percentages.

Section 3.3. Sharing of Payments by Lenders.

If any Lender shall, by exercising any right of setoff or counterclaim or otherwise, obtain payment in respect of any principal of or interest on any of its Loans or other Obligations owing to such Lender resulting in such Lender receiving payment of a proportion of the aggregate amount of its Loans and accrued interest thereon or other such Obligation greater than the share thereof as provided in Section 3.2. or Section 11.5., as applicable, then the Lender receiving such greater proportion shall (a) notify the Administrative Agent of such fact, and (b) purchase (for cash at face value) participations in the Loans and such other Obligations owing to the other Lenders, or make such other adjustments as shall be equitable, so that the benefit of all such payments shall be shared by the applicable Lenders ratably in accordance with Section 3.2. or Section 11.5., as applicable; provided that:

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

(ii) the provisions of this Section shall not be construed to apply to (x) any payment made by the Borrower or any other Loan Party pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement (including the application of funds arising from the existence of a Defaulting Lender), (y) the application of Cash Collateral provided for in Section 3.9.(e) or (z) any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment of, or sale of a participation in, any of its Loans or participations in Letters of Credit to any assignee or participant, other than to the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or Affiliates (as to which the provisions of this Section shall apply).

 

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The Borrower consents to the foregoing and agrees, to the extent it may effectively do so under Applicable Law, that any Lender acquiring a participation pursuant to the foregoing arrangements may exercise against the Borrower rights of setoff and counterclaim with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were a direct creditor of the Borrower in the amount of such participation.

Section 3.4. Several Obligations.

No Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to make a Loan or to perform any other obligation to be made or performed by such other Lender hereunder, and the failure of any Lender to make a Loan or to perform any other obligation to be made or performed by it hereunder shall not relieve the obligation of any other Lender to make any Loan or to perform any other obligation to be made or performed by such other Lender.

Section 3.5. Fees.

(a) Closing Fee. On the Effective Date, the Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent and each Lender all fees then due and payable as have been agreed to in writing by the Borrower, the Arrangers and the Administrative Agent in the Fee Letters or otherwise.

(b) Unused Fees. During the period from the Effective Date to but excluding the Revolving Termination Date, the Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Revolving Lenders an unused fee in an amount equal to (i) 0.25% per annum times (ii) the difference between (A)the aggregate amount of the Revolving Commitments and (B) the aggregate outstanding principal balance of Revolving Loans and Letter of Credit Liabilities. Such fee shall be computed on a daily basis and payable quarterly in arrears on the first day of each January, April, July and October during the term of this Agreement and on the Revolving Termination Date or any earlier date of termination of the Revolving Commitments or reduction of the Revolving Commitments to zero.

(c) Letter of Credit Fees. The Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Lender a letter of credit fee at a rate per annum equal to the Applicable Margin for Revolving Loans that are LIBORSOFR Loans times the daily average Stated Amount of each Letter of Credit for the period from and including the date of issuance of such Letter of Credit (x) to and including the date such Letter of Credit expires or is cancelled or terminated or (y) to but excluding the date such Letter of Credit is drawn in full. In addition to such fees, the Borrower shall pay to each Issuing Bank solely for its own account, a fronting fee in respect of each Letter of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank equal to the greater of 0.125% and $500. The fees provided for in this subsection shall be nonrefundable and payable in arrears (i) quarterly on the first day of January, April, July and October, (ii) on the Revolving Termination Date, (iii) on the date the Revolving Commitments are terminated or reduced to zero and (iv) thereafter from time to time on demand of the Administrative Agent. The Borrower shall pay directly to each Issuing Bank from time to time on demand all commissions, charges, costs and expenses in the amounts customarily charged or incurred by such Issuing Bank from time to time in like circumstances with respect to the issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit or any other transaction relating thereto.

(d) [Reserved].

(e) [Reserved].

(f) [Reserved].

 

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(g) Administrative and Other Fees. The Borrower agrees to pay the administrative and other fees of the Administrative Agent as provided in the Administrative Agent Fee Letter and as may be otherwise agreed to in writing from time to time by the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.

Section 3.6. Computations.

Unless otherwise expressly set forth herein, any accrued interest on any Loan, any Fees or any other Obligations due hereunder shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days and the actual number of days elapsed; provided, that Interest with respect to Loans based on LIBOR shall be calculated on the basis of the actual number of days elapsed in a year of 360 days.

Section 3.7. Usury.

In no event shall the amount of interest due or payable on the Loans or other Obligations exceed the maximum rate of interest allowed by Applicable Law and, if any such payment is paid by the Borrower or any other Loan Party or received by any Lender, then such excess sum shall be credited as a payment of principal, unless the Borrower shall notify the respective Lender in writing that the Borrower elects to have such excess sum returned to it forthwith. It is the express intent of the parties hereto that the Borrower not pay and the Lenders not receive, directly or indirectly, in any manner whatsoever, interest in excess of that which may be lawfully paid by the Borrower under Applicable Law. The parties hereto hereby agree and stipulate that the only charge imposed upon the Borrower for the use of money in connection with this Agreement is and shall be the interest specifically described in Section 2.6.(a)(i) and (ii). Notwithstanding the foregoing, the parties hereto further agree and stipulate that all agency fees, syndication fees, facility fees, closing fees, letter of credit fees, underwriting fees, default charges, late charges, funding or “breakage” charges, increased cost charges, attorneys’ fees and reimbursement for costs and expenses paid by the Administrative Agent or any Lender to third parties or for damages incurred by the Administrative Agent or any Lender, in each case, in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, are charges made to compensate the Administrative Agent or any such Lender for underwriting or administrative services and costs or losses performed or incurred, and to be performed or incurred, by the Administrative Agent and the Lenders in connection with this Agreement and shall under no circumstances be deemed to be charges for the use of money. All charges other than charges for the use of money shall be fully earned and nonrefundable when due.

Section 3.8. Statements of Account.

The Administrative Agent will account to the Borrower monthly with a statement of Loans, accrued interest and Fees, charges and payments made pursuant to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, and such account rendered by the Administrative Agent shall be deemed conclusive upon the Borrower absent manifest error. The failure of the Administrative Agent to deliver such a statement of accounts shall not relieve or discharge the Borrower from any of its obligations hereunder.

Section 3.9. Defaulting Lenders.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then, until such time as such Lender is no longer a Defaulting Lender, to the extent permitted by Applicable Law:

(a) Waivers and Amendments. Such Defaulting Lender’s right to approve or disapprove any amendment, waiver or consent with respect to this Agreement shall be restricted as set forth in the definition of Requisite Lenders, Requisite Term Loan Lenders and Requisite Revolving Lenders and in Section 13.6.

 

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(b) Defaulting Lender Waterfall. Any payment of principal, interest, Fees or other amounts received by the Administrative Agent for the account of such Defaulting Lender (whether voluntary or mandatory, at maturity, pursuant to Article XI. or otherwise) or received by the Administrative Agent from a Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 13.3. shall be applied at such time or times as may be determined by the Administrative Agent as follows: first, to the payment of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent hereunder; second, to the payment on a pro rata basis of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to the Issuing Banks hereunder; third, to Cash Collateralize the Issuing Banks’ Fronting Exposures with respect to such Defaulting Lender in accordance with subsection (e) below; fourth, as the Borrower may request (so long as no Default or Event of Default exists), to the funding of any Loan in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has failed to fund its portion thereof as required by this Agreement, as determined by the Administrative Agent; fifth, if so determined by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, to be held in a deposit account and released pro rata in order to (x) satisfy such Defaulting Lender’s potential future funding obligations with respect to Loans under this Agreement and (y) Cash Collateralize the Issuing Banks’ future Fronting Exposures with respect to such Defaulting Lender with respect to future Letters of Credit issued under this Agreement, in accordance with subsection (e) below; sixth, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Lenders or the Issuing Banks as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender or any Issuing Bank against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; seventh, so long as no Default or Event of Default exists, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Borrower as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by the Borrower against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; and eighth, to such Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that if (x) such payment is a payment of the principal amount of any Loans of any Class or amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender under Section 2.4.(j) in respect of Letters of Credit (such amounts “L/C Disbursements”), in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has not fully funded its appropriate share, and (y) such Loans were made or the related Letters of Credit were issued at a time when the conditions set forth in Article VI. were satisfied or waived, such payment shall be applied solely to pay the Loans of such Class of, and L/C Disbursements owed to, all Non-Defaulting Lenders of the applicable Class on a pro rata basis prior to being applied to the payment of any Loans of such Class of, or L/C Disbursements owed to, such Defaulting Lender until such time as all Loans of such Class and funded and unfunded participations in Letter of Credit Liabilities are held by the Revolving Lenders pro rata in accordance with their respective Revolving Commitment Percentages (determined without giving effect to the immediately following subsection (d)) and all Term Loans of the applicable Class are held by the Term Loan Lenders of the applicable Class pro rata as if there had been no Term Loan Lenders of the applicable Class that are Defaulting Lenders. Any payments, prepayments or other amounts paid or payable to a Defaulting Lender that are applied (or held) to pay amounts owed by a Defaulting Lender or to post Cash Collateral pursuant to this subsection shall be deemed paid to and redirected by such Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents thereto.

(c) Certain Fees.

(i) No Defaulting Lender shall be entitled to receive any Fee payable under Section 3.5.(b) for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender (and the Borrower shall not be required to pay any such fee that otherwise would have been required to have been paid to that Defaulting Lender).

 

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(ii) Each Defaulting Lender shall be entitled to receive the Fee payable under Section 3.5.(c) for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender only to the extent allocable to its Revolving Commitment Percentage of the stated amount of Letters of Credit for which it has provided Cash Collateral pursuant to the immediately following subsection (e).

(iii) With respect to any Fee not required to be paid to any Defaulting Lender pursuant to the immediately preceding clause (ii), the Borrower shall (x) pay to each Non-Defaulting Lender that portion of any such Fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Lender with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s participation in Letter of Credit Liabilities that has been reallocated to such Non-Defaulting Lender pursuant to the immediately following subsection (d), (y) pay to the Issuing Banks the amount of any such Fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Lender to the extent allocable to such Issuing Bank’s Fronting Exposure to such Defaulting Lender, and (z) not be required to pay the remaining amount of any such Fee.

(d) Reallocation of Participations to Reduce Fronting Exposure. All or any part of such Defaulting Lender’s participation in Letter of Credit Liabilities shall be reallocated among the Non-Defaulting Lenders in accordance with their respective Revolving Commitment Percentages (determined without regard to such Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Commitment) but only to the extent that such reallocation does not cause the aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure of any Non-Defaulting Lender to exceed such Non-Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Commitment. Subject to Section 13.19., no reallocation hereunder shall constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder against a Defaulting Lender arising from that Revolving Lender having become a Defaulting Lender, including any claim of a Non-Defaulting Lender as a result of such Non-Defaulting Lender’s increased exposure following such reallocation.

(e) Cash Collateral.

(i) If the reallocation described in the immediately preceding subsection (d) above cannot, or can only partially, be effected, the Borrower shall, without prejudice to any right or remedy available to it hereunder or under law, Cash Collateralize the Issuing Banks’ Fronting Exposures in accordance with the procedures set forth in this subsection.

(ii) At any time that there shall exist a Defaulting Lender that is a Revolving Lender, within 1 Business Day following the written request of the Administrative Agent or an Issuing Bank (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), the Borrower shall Cash Collateralize such Issuing Bank’s Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender (determined after giving effect to the immediately preceding subsection (d) and any Cash Collateral provided by such Defaulting Lender) in an amount not less than the aggregate Fronting Exposure of such Issuing Bank with respect to Letters of Credit issued and outstanding at such time.

(iii) The Borrower, and to the extent provided by any Defaulting Lender, such Defaulting Lender, hereby grant to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Issuing Banks, and agree to maintain, a first priority security interest in all such Cash Collateral as security for the Defaulting Lenders that are Revolving Lenders’ obligation to fund participations in respect of Letter of Credit Liabilities, to be applied pursuant to the immediately following clause (iv). If at any time the Administrative Agent determines that Cash Collateral is subject to any right or claim of any Person other than the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Banks as herein provided, or that the total amount of such Cash Collateral is less than the aggregate Fronting Exposures of the Issuing Banks with respect to Letters of Credit issued and outstanding at such time, the Borrower will, promptly upon demand by the Administrative Agent, pay or provide to the Administrative Agent additional Cash Collateral in an amount sufficient to eliminate such deficiency (after giving effect to any Cash Collateral provided by the Defaulting Lender).

 

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(iv) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, Cash Collateral provided under this Section in respect of Letters of Credit shall be applied to the satisfaction of the Defaulting Lender’s obligation to fund participations in respect of Letter of Credit Liabilities (including, as to Cash Collateral provided by a Defaulting Lender, any interest accrued on such obligation) for which the Cash Collateral was so provided, prior to any other application of such property as may otherwise be provided for herein.

(v) Cash Collateral (or the appropriate portion thereof) provided to reduce the Issuing Banks’ Fronting Exposures shall no longer be required to be held as Cash Collateral pursuant to this subsection following (x) the elimination of the applicable Fronting Exposure (including by the termination of Defaulting Lender status of the applicable Revolving Lender), or (y) the determination by the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Banks that there exists excess Cash Collateral; provided that, subject to the immediately preceding subsection (b), the Person providing Cash Collateral and the Issuing Banks may (but shall not be obligated to) agree that Cash Collateral shall be held to support future anticipated Fronting Exposure or other obligations and provided further that to the extent that such Cash Collateral was provided by the Borrower, such Cash Collateral shall remain subject to the security interest granted pursuant to the Loan Documents.

(f) Defaulting Lender Cure. If the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Banks agree in writing that a Lender is no longer a Defaulting Lender, the Administrative Agent will so notify the parties hereto, whereupon as of the effective date specified in such notice and subject to any conditions set forth therein (which may include arrangements with respect to any Cash Collateral), that Lender will, to the extent applicable, purchase at par that portion of outstanding Loans of the other Lenders or take such other actions as the Administrative Agent may determine to be necessary to cause, as applicable (i) the Revolving Loans and funded and unfunded participations in Letters of Credit to be held pro rata by the Revolving Lenders in accordance with their respective Revolving Commitment Percentages (determined without giving effect to the immediately preceding subsection (d)) and (ii) the Term Loans to be held by the Term Loan Lenders pro rata as if there had been no Term Loan Lenders that were Defaulting Lenders, whereupon such Lender will cease to be a Defaulting Lender; provided that no adjustments will be made retroactively with respect to Fees accrued or payments made by or on behalf of the Borrower while that Lender was a Defaulting Lender; and provided, further, that except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties, no change hereunder from Defaulting Lender to Non-Defaulting Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from that Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender.

(g) New Letters of Credit. So long as any Revolving Lender is a Defaulting Lender, no Issuing Bank shall be required to issue, extend, renew or increase any Letter of Credit unless it is satisfied that it will have no Fronting Exposure after giving effect thereto.

(h) Purchase of Defaulting Lender’s Commitment/Loans. During any period that a Lender is a Defaulting Lender, the Borrower may, by the Borrower giving written notice thereof to the Administrative Agent, such Defaulting Lender and the other Lenders, demand that such Defaulting Lender assign its Commitment and Loans to an Eligible Assignee subject to and in accordance with the provisions of Section 13.5.(b). No party hereto shall have any obligation whatsoever to initiate any such replacement or to assist in finding an Eligible Assignee. In addition, any Lender who is not a Defaulting Lender may, but shall not be obligated, in its sole discretion, to acquire the face amount of all or a portion of such Defaulting Lender’s Commitment and Loans via an assignment subject to and in accordance with

 

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the provisions of Section 13.5.(b). In connection with any such assignment, such Defaulting Lender shall promptly execute all documents reasonably requested to effect such assignment, including an appropriate Assignment and Assumption and, notwithstanding Section 13.5.(b), shall pay to the Administrative Agent an assignment fee in the amount of $7,500, provided that failure by a Defaulting Lender to execute any such Assignment and Assumption shall not invalidate such assignment. The exercise by the Borrower of its rights under this Section shall be at the Borrower’s sole cost and expense and at no cost or expense to the Administrative Agent or any of the Lenders.

Section 3.10. Taxes.

(a) Issuing Bank. For purposes of this Section, the term “Lender” includes the Issuing Banks and the term “Applicable Law” includes FATCA.

(b) Payments Free of Taxes. Any and all payments by or on account of any obligation of the Borrower or any other Loan Party under any Loan Document shall be made without deduction or withholding for any Taxes, except as required by Applicable Law. If any Applicable Law (as determined in the good faith discretion of an applicable Withholding Agent) requires the deduction or withholding of any Tax from any such payment by a Withholding Agent, then the applicable Withholding Agent shall be entitled to make such deduction or withholding and shall timely pay the full amount deducted or withheld to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with Applicable Law and, if such Tax is an Indemnified Tax, then the sum payable by the Borrower or other applicable Loan Party 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) Payment of Other Taxes by the Borrower. The Borrower and the other Loan Parties 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 and the other Loan Parties shall jointly and severally 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 or another Loan Party has not already indemnified the Administrative Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and without limiting the obligation of the Borrower and the other Loan Parties to do so), (ii) any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 13.5. relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register and (iii) any Excluded Taxes attributable to such Lender, in each case, that are payable or paid by the Administrative Agent in connection with any Loan Document, and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to any Lender by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Each Lender hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender under any Loan Document or otherwise payable by the Administrative Agent to the Lender from any other source against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this subsection. The provisions of this subsection shall continue to inure to the benefit of an Administrative Agent following its resignation or removal as Administrative Agent.

 

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

(g) 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 the immediately following clauses (ii)(A), (ii)(B) and (ii)(D)) 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. Person:

(A) any Lender that is a U.S. Person shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent on or prior to the date on which such Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), an electronic copy (or an original if requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent) of an executed IRS Form W-9 (or any successor form) 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, an electronic copy (or an original if requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent) of an executed IRS Form W-8BEN, or W-8BEN-E, as applicable, establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “interest” article of such tax treaty and (y) with respect to any other applicable payments under any Loan Document, IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, as applicable, 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;

 

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(II) an electronic copy (or an original if requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent) of an executed 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 Internal Revenue Code, (x) a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit I-1 to the effect that such Foreign Lender is not a “bank” within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code, a “10 percent shareholder” of the Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a “controlled foreign corporation” described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Internal Revenue Code (a “U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate”) and (y) an electronic copy (or an original if requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent) of IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, as applicable; or

(IV) to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the beneficial owner, an electronic copy (or an original if requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent) of an executed IRS Form W-8IMY, accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI, IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, as applicable, a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit I-2 or Exhibit I-3, IRS Form W-9, and/or other certification documents from each beneficial owner, as applicable; provided that if the Foreign Lender is a partnership and one or more direct or indirect partners of such Foreign Lender are claiming the portfolio interest exemption, such Foreign Lender may provide a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit I-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), an electronic copy (or an original if requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent) 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 Internal Revenue Code, as applicable), such Lender shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent at the time or

 

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times prescribed by Applicable 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 Internal Revenue 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 any party determines, in its sole discretion exercised in good faith, that it has received a refund of any Taxes as to which it has been indemnified pursuant to this Section (including by the payment of additional amounts pursuant to this Section), it shall pay to the indemnifying party an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made under this Section with respect to the Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all out-of-pocket expenses (including Taxes) of such indemnified party and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund). Such indemnifying party, upon the request of such indemnified party, shall repay to such indemnified party the amount paid over pursuant to this subsection (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) in the event that such indemnified party is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this subsection, in no event will the indemnified party be required to pay any amount to an indemnifying party pursuant to this subsection the payment of which would place the indemnified party in a less favorable net after-Tax position than the indemnified party would have been in if the Tax subject to indemnification and giving rise to such refund had not been deducted, withheld or otherwise imposed and the indemnification payments or additional amounts with respect to such Tax had never been paid. This subsection shall not be construed to require any indemnified party to make available its Tax returns (or any other information relating to its Taxes that it deems confidential) to the indemnifying party or any other Person.

(i) Survival. Each party’s obligations under this Section 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.

ARTICLE IV. UNENCUMBERED POOL

Section 4.1. Unencumbered Pool Requirements.

At all times the Properties in the Unencumbered Pool shall satisfy the following requirements, to Administrative Agent’s reasonable satisfaction:

(a) All Unencumbered Pool Properties shall be Unencumbered Properties;

(b) There shall be at least five (5) Unencumbered Pool Properties; and

(c) No Unencumbered Pool Property shall be Unimproved Land.

 

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Section 4.2. Eligibility and Addition of Properties.

(a) Initial Unencumbered Pool Properties. As of the Agreement Date, the Properties identified on Schedule 4.2 shall be the “Unencumbered Pool Properties” and each an “Unencumbered Pool Property”.

(b) Additional Unencumbered Pool Properties. After the Agreement Date, the Properties designated as such by Borrower in the most recent certificate (an “Unencumbered Asset Certificate”) executed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower that: (i) sets forth an updated Schedule 4.2 listing each Unencumbered Pool Property then existing; and (ii) certifies that each such Property is an Unencumbered Property fully qualified as such under the applicable criteria for inclusion as an Unencumbered Pool Property. For the avoidance of doubt, Properties may be added to, or removed from, the Unencumbered Pool by the delivery of an Unencumbered Asset Certificate in accordance with this clause (b).

(c) Excluded Unencumbered Pool Properties. If at any time any Unencumbered Pool Property fails to meet all such criteria for qualification (x) such Unencumbered Pool Property shall automatically cease to be an Unencumbered Pool Property for all purposes hereunder and thereafter be excluded from the Unencumbered Pool until such time as it meets all such criteria and (y) Borrower shall, within five (5) Business Days of such Property ceasing to meet all criteria for qualification as an Unencumbered Pool Property, deliver a notice thereof to Administrative Agent together with an updated Unencumbered Asset Certificate reflecting the updated listing of all of the Unencumbered Pool Properties and a new Compliance Certificate reflecting the revised calculations excluding such Property as an Unencumbered Pool Property.

ARTICLE V. YIELD PROTECTION, ETC.

Section 5.1. Additional Costs; Capital Adequacy.

(a) Capital Adequacy. If any Lender determines that any Regulatory Change affecting such Lender or any lending office of such Lender or such Lender’s holding company, if any, regarding capital or liquidity ratios or requirements, has or would have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s capital or on the capital of such Lender’s holding company, if any, as a consequence of this Agreement, the Commitments of such Lender or the Loans made by, or participations in Letters of Credit held by, such Lender, to a level below that which such Lender or such Lender’s holding company could have achieved but for such Regulatory Change (taking into consideration such Lender’s policies and the policies of such Lender’s holding company with respect to capital adequacy), then from time to time the Borrower will pay to such Lender such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or such Lender’s holding company for any such reduction suffered (other than as a result of Regulation D of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve SystemFRB or other similar reserve requirement applicable to any other category of liabilities or category of extensions of credit or other assets by reference to which the interest rate on LIBORSOFR Loans is determined to the extent utilized when determining the LIBOR RateAdjusted Daily Simple SOFR or Adjusted Term SOFR, as applicable, for such Loans).

(b) Additional Costs. In addition to, and not in limitation of the immediately preceding subsection (a), the Borrower shall promptly pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of a Lender from time to time such amounts as such Lender may determine to be necessary to compensate such Lender for any costs incurred by such Lender that it determines are attributable to its making or maintaining of any LIBORSOFR Loans or its obligation to make any LIBORSOFR Loans hereunder, any

 

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reduction in any amount receivable by such Lender under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents in respect of any of such LIBORSOFR Loans or such obligation or the maintenance by such Lender of capital in respect of its LIBORSOFR Loans or its Commitments (such increases in costs and reductions in amounts receivable being herein called “Additional Costs”), resulting from any Regulatory Change that:

(i) changes the basis of taxation of any amounts payable to such Lender under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents in respect of any of such LIBORSOFR Loans or its Commitments (other than Indemnified Taxes, Taxes described in clauses (b) through (d) of the definition of Excluded Taxes and Connection Income Taxes);

(ii) imposes or modifies any reserve, (including pursuant to regulations issued from time to time by the FRB for determining the maximum reserve requirement (including any emergency, special, supplemental or other marginal reserve requirement) with respect to eurocurrency funding (currently referred to as Eurocurrency liabilities in Regulation D of the FRB, as amended and in effect from time to time)), special deposit, compulsory loan, insurance charge or similar requirements (other than Regulation D of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or other similar reserve requirement applicable to any other category of liabilities or category of extensions of credit or other assets by reference to which the interest rate on LIBOR Loans is determined to the extent utilized when determining the LIBOR Rate for such Loans) relating to any extensions of credit or other assets of, or anyrequirement against assets of, deposits with or other liabilitiesfor the account of, or advances, loans or other credit extended by, or any other acquisition of funds by such Lender (or its parent corporation), or any commitment of such Lender (including, without limitation, the Commitments of such Lender hereunder)or participated in by, any Lender; or

(iii) imposes on any Lender or the London interbank market any other condition, cost or expense (other than Taxes) affecting this Agreement or the SOFR Loans made by such Lender.

(c) [Reserved].

(d) Additional Costs in Respect of Letters of Credit. Without limiting the obligations of the Borrower under the preceding subsections of this Section (but without duplication), if as a result of any Regulatory Change or any risk-based capital guideline or other requirement heretofore or hereafter issued by any Governmental Authority there shall be imposed, modified or deemed applicable any Tax (other than Indemnified Taxes, Taxes described in clauses (b) through (d) of the definition of Excluded Taxes and Connection Income Taxes), reserve, special deposit, capital adequacy or similar requirement against or with respect to or measured by reference to Letters of Credit and the result shall be to increase the cost to an Issuing Bank of issuing (or any Revolving Lender of purchasing participations in) or maintaining its obligation hereunder to issue (or purchase participations in) any Letter of Credit or reduce any amount receivable by an Issuing Bank or any Revolving Lender hereunder in respect of any Letter of Credit, then, upon demand by such Issuing Bank or such Revolving Lender, the Borrower shall pay immediately to such Issuing Bank or, in the case of such Revolving Lender, to the Administrative Agent for the account of such Revolving Lender, from time to time as specified by such Issuing Bank or such Revolving Lender, such additional amounts as shall be sufficient to compensate such Issuing Bank or such Revolving Lender for such increased costs or reductions in amount.

(e) Notification and Determination of Additional Costs. Each of the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks and the Lenders, as the case may be, agrees to notify the Borrower (and in the case of an Issuing Bank or a Lender, to notify the Administrative Agent) of any event occurring after the Agreement Date entitling the Administrative Agent, such Issuing Bank or such Lender to compensation

 

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under any of the preceding subsections of this Section as promptly as practicable. The failure of the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or any Lender to give such notice shall not release the Borrower from any of its obligations hereunder; provided, however, that the Borrower shall not be required to compensate a Lender or an Issuing Bank pursuant to this Section for any increased costs incurred or reductions suffered more than nine months prior to the date that such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, notifies the Borrower of the Regulatory Change giving rise to such increased costs or reductions, and of such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s intention to claim compensation therefor (except that, if the Regulatory Change giving rise to such increased costs or reductions is retroactive, then the nine-month period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof). The Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank and each Lender, as the case may be, agrees to furnish to the Borrower (and in the case of an Issuing Bank or a Lender to the Administrative Agent as well) a certificate setting forth the basis and amount of each request for compensation under this Section. Determinations by the Administrative Agent, such Issuing Bank or such Lender, as the case may be, of the effect of any Regulatory Change shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error. The Borrower shall pay the Administrative Agent, any such Issuing Bank and or any such Lender, as the case may be, the amount shown as due on any such certificate within 10 days after receipt thereof.

Section 5.2. [Reserved].

Section 5.3. Illegality.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, if any Lender shall determine (which determination shall be conclusive and binding) that it is unlawful for such Lender to honor its obligation to make or maintain LIBORSOFR Loans hereunder, then such Lender shall promptly notify the Borrower thereof (with a copy of such notice to the Administrative Agent) and such Lender’s obligation to make or Continue, or to Convert Loans of any other Type into, LIBORSOFR Loans shall be suspended, until such time as such Lender may again make and maintain LIBORSOFR Loans (in which case the provisions of Section 5.5. shall be applicable).

Section 5.4. Compensation.

The Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender, upon the request of the Administrative Agent, such amount or amounts as the Administrative Agent shall determine in its sole discretion shall be sufficient to compensate such Lender for any loss, cost or expense attributable to:

(a) any payment or prepayment (whether mandatory or optional) of a LIBORTerm SOFR Loan or Conversion of a LIBORTerm SOFR Loan, made by such Lender for any reason (including, without limitation, acceleration or the exercise by the Borrower of its rights under Section 5.6.) on a date other than the last day of the Interest Period for such Loantherefor; or

(b) any failure by the Borrower for any reason (including, without limitation, the failure of any of the applicable conditions precedent specified in Section 6.2. to be satisfied) to borrow a LIBORTerm SOFR Loan from such Lender on the date for such borrowing, or to Convert a Base Rate Loan into a LIBORTerm SOFR Loan or Continue a LIBORTerm SOFR Loan on the requested date of such Conversion or Continuation.

Not in limitation of the foregoing, such compensation shall include, without limitation, in the case of a LIBORTerm SOFR Loan, an amount equal to the then present value of (A) the amount of interest that would have accrued on such LIBORTerm SOFR Loan for the remainder of the Interest Period at the rate applicable to such LIBORTerm SOFR Loan, less (B) the amount of interest that would accrue on the

 

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same LIBORTerm SOFR Loan for the same period if the LIBOR RateTerm SOFR were set on the date on which such LIBORTerm SOFR Loan was repaid, prepaid or Converted or the date on which the Borrower failed to borrow, Convert or Continue such LIBORTerm SOFR Loan, as applicable, calculating present value by using as a discount rate LIBOR RateTerm SOFR quoted on such date. Any such statement shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

Section 5.5. [Reserved].

Section 5.6. Replacement of Lenders.

If (a) a Lender requests compensation pursuant to Section 3.10. or 5.1., and the Requisite Lenders are not also doing the same, (b) the obligation of any Lender to make LIBORSOFR Loans or to Continue, or to Convert Base Rate Loans into, LIBORSOFR Loans, shall be suspended pursuant to Section 5.3. but the obligation of the Requisite Lenders shall not have been suspended under such Section, and in the case of clause (a) or (b) such Lender has declined or is unable to designate a different Lending Office in accordance with Section 5.7., or (c) a Lender is a Defaulting Lender or a Non-Consenting Lender, then the Borrower may, at its sole expense and effort, demand that such Lender, and upon such demand such Lender shall promptly, assign and delegate, without recourse (in accordance with and subject to the restrictions contained in, and consents required by, Section 13.5.(b)), all of its interests, rights (other than its existing rights to payments pursuant to Section 3.10. or Section 5.1. and rights to indemnification under Section 13.9.) and obligations under this Agreement and the related Loan Documents to an Eligible Assignee that shall assume such obligations (which assignee may be another Lender, if a Lender accepts such assignment); provided that:

(i) the Borrower shall have paid to the Administrative Agent the assignment fee (if any) specified in Section 13.5.(b)(iv);

(ii) such Lender shall have received payment of (x) the aggregate principal balance of all Loans then owing to such Lender, plus (y) the aggregate amount of payments previously made by such Lender under Section 2.4.(j) and Section 2.5.(e) that have not been repaid, plus (z) any accrued but unpaid interest thereon and accrued but unpaid fees owing to such Lender, or any other amount as may be mutually agreed upon by such Lender and Eligible Assignee;

(iii) in the case of any such assignment resulting from a claim for compensation under Section 5.1. or payments required to be made pursuant to Section 3.10., such assignment will result in a reduction in such compensation or payments thereafter;

(iv) such assignment does not conflict with Applicable Law; and

(v) in the case of any assignment resulting from a Lender becoming a Non-Consenting Lender, the applicable Eligible Assignee shall have consented to the applicable consent, approval, amendment or waiver.

A Lender shall not be required to make any such assignment or delegation if, prior thereto, as a result of a waiver by such Lender or otherwise, the circumstances entitling the Borrower to require such assignment and delegation cease to apply. If any Lender refuses to assign or delegate all of its interests, rights and obligations under this Agreement and the related Loan Documents after the Borrower has demanded such Lender to do so as a result of a claim for compensation under Section 5.1. or payments required to be made pursuant to Section 3.10, such Lender shall not be entitled to receive such compensation or required payments.

 

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Section 5.7. Change of Lending Office.

If any Lender or Issuing Bank requests compensation under Section 5.1., or requires the Borrower to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender, any Issuing Bank or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender or Issuing Bank pursuant to Section 3.10., then such Lender or Issuing Bank shall (at the written request of the Borrower) use reasonable efforts to designate a different Lending Office for funding or booking its Loans hereunder or issuing Letters of Credit or to assign its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices, branches or affiliates, if, in the judgment of such Lender or Issuing Bank, such designation or assignment (a) would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 3.10. or Section 5.1., as the case may be, in the future, and (b) would not subject such Lender or Issuing Bank to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be disadvantageous to such Lender or Issuing Bank. The Borrower hereby agrees to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender or Issuing Bank in connection with any such designation or assignment.

Section 5.8. Assumptions Concerning Funding of LIBORTerm SOFR Loans.

Calculation of all amounts payable to a Lender under this Article shall be made as though such Lender had actually funded LIBORTerm SOFR Loans through the purchase of deposits in the relevant market bearing interest at the rate applicable to such LIBORTerm SOFR Loans in an amount equal to the amount of the LIBORTerm SOFR Loans and having a maturity comparable to the relevant Interest Period; provided, however, that each Lender may fund each of its LIBORTerm SOFR Loans in any manner it sees fit and the foregoing assumption shall be used only for calculation of amounts payable under this Article.

ARTICLE VI. CONDITIONS PRECEDENT

Section 6.1. Initial Conditions Precedent.

The obligation of the Lenders to effect or permit the occurrence of the first Credit Event hereunder, whether as the making of a Loan or the issuance of a Letter of Credit, is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the following conditions precedent:

(a) The Administrative Agent shall have received each of the following, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent:

(i) counterparts of this Agreement executed by each of the parties hereto;

(ii) Revolving Notes and Term Notes executed by the Borrower, payable to each applicable Lender (excluding any Lender that has requested that it not receive Notes) and complying with the terms of Section 2.12.(a) executed by the Borrower;

(iii) the Guaranty executed by each of the Guarantors initially to be a party thereto;

(iv) the Pledge Agreement executed by each Loan Party initially to be a party thereto and the Intercreditor Agreement executed by each party thereto;

(v) opinions of (A) Latham & Watkins, LLP, counsel to the Borrower and the other Loan Parties, (B) Ballard Spahr LLP, Maryland local counsel to the Borrower and the other Loan Parties, and (C) Venable LLP, Virginia local counsel to the Borrower and the other Loan Parties, in each case, addressed to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders and covering such matters as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request;

 

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(vi) the certificate or articles of incorporation or formation, articles of organization, certificate of limited partnership, declaration of trust or other comparable organizational instrument (if any) of each Loan Party certified as of a recent date by the Secretary of State of the state of formation of such Loan Party;

(vii) a certificate of good standing (or certificate of similar meaning) with respect to each Loan Party issued as of a recent date by the Secretary of State of the state of formation of each such Loan Party;

(viii) a certificate of incumbency signed by the Secretary or Assistant Secretary (or other individual performing similar functions) of each Loan Party with respect to each of the officers of such Loan Party authorized to execute and deliver the Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party, and in the case of the Borrower, authorized to execute and deliver on behalf of the Borrower Notices of Borrowing, requests for Letters of Credit, Notices of Conversion and Notices of Continuation;

(ix) copies certified by the Secretary or Assistant Secretary (or other individual performing similar functions) of each Loan Party of (A) the by-laws of such Loan Party, if a corporation, the operating agreement, if a limited liability company, the partnership agreement, if a limited or general partnership, or other comparable document in the case of any other form of legal entity and (B) all corporate, partnership, member or other necessary action taken by such Loan Party to authorize the execution, delivery and performance of the Loan Documents to which it is a party;

(x) evidence that the Collateral Agent (on behalf of the Secured Parties) shall have a valid and perfected first priority lien and security interest in the Collateral (as defined in the Pledge Agreement), including, without limitation, receipt of all certificates evidencing pledged capital stock or membership or partnership interests (if any), as applicable, with accompanying executed stock powers;

(xi) a Compliance Certificate calculated on a pro forma basis for the Borrower’s fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2021, based upon the financial statements for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2021, and calculated to give pro forma effect to each element of the Agreement Date Transactions;

(xii) a Disbursement Instruction Agreement effective as of the Agreement Date;

(xiii) a fully executed copy of the CMBS Term Loan Facility;

(xiv) copies of all Material Contracts in existence on the Agreement Date;

(xv) evidence that the Fees, if any, then due and payable under Section 3.5., together with all other fees, expenses and reimbursement amounts due and payable to the Administrative Agent and any of the Lenders, including without limitation, the fees and expenses of counsel to the Administrative Agent, have been paid;

 

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(xvi) with respect to Parent and the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, (x) audited consolidated balance sheets and related consolidated statements of income, shareholder’s equity and cash flows for the most recently completed fiscal year ended at least 90 days prior to the Agreement Date, and (y) unaudited consolidated balance sheets and related consolidated statements of income and cash flows for each interim fiscal quarter ended since the last audited financial statements and at least 45 days prior to the Agreement Date; provided that this clause (xvi) shall be satisfied by delivery of the Form 10 for the Parent’s securities;

(xvii) a pro forma consolidated balance sheet and related pro forma consolidated statements of income and cash flows of Parent and its Subsidiaries for the fiscal year most recently ended for which audited financial statements are provided and for the four-quarter period ending on the last day of the most recent fiscal quarter ending at least 45 days before the Agreement Date, prepared after giving pro forma effect to each element of the Agreement Date Transactions as if the Agreement Date Transactions had occurred on the last day of such four quarter period (in the case of such balance sheet) or at the beginning of such period (in the case of such other financial statements); provided that this clause (xvii) shall be satisfied by delivery of the Form 10 for Parent’s securities;

(xviii) projections for the 2022 and 2023 fiscal years prepared by management of balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements of Parent and its Subsidiaries, in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Arrangers (and which will not be inconsistent with information provided to the Arrangers prior to the Agreement Date);

(xix) a certificate from a Responsible Officer of the Borrower certifying that on the Agreement Date after giving pro forma effect to each element of the Agreement Date Transactions (including the incurrence any Loans under this Agreement) the Borrower and its Subsidiaries (on a consolidated basis) are Solvent;

(xxi) evidence that (i) the Merger (as defined in the Merger Agreement) has occurred substantially in accordance with the Merger Agreement without any amendment, waiver or other modification thereto that is materially adverse to the Lenders, (ii) the Reorganization Plan (as defined in the Merger Agreement) and the OfficeCo Distribution (as defined in the Merger Agreement) shall have occurred, in each case, substantially in accordance with the Merger Agreement and the Registration Statement on Form 10 filed by Parent related to the OfficeCo Distribution, as is declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission, without any amendment, waiver or other modification thereto that is materially adverse to the Lenders (other than the distribution of the shares of Parent common stock to the stockholders of Realty Income Corporation, which shall occur substantially contemporaneously with the Amendment Date), and (iii) the common Equity Interests of Parent shall have been approved for listing on the New York Stock Exchange as contemplated pursuant to the Merger Agreement; and

(xxii) such other documents, agreements and instruments as the Administrative Agent, or any Lender through the Administrative Agent, may reasonably request;

(b) there shall not have occurred or become known to the Administrative Agent or any of the Lenders any event, condition, situation or status since the date of the information contained in the financial and business projections, budgets, pro forma data and forecasts concerning the Borrower and its Subsidiaries delivered to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders prior to the Agreement Date that has had or could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect;

(c) no litigation, action, suit, investigation or other arbitral, administrative or judicial proceeding shall be pending or threatened which could reasonably be expected to (i) result in a Material Adverse Effect or (ii) restrain or enjoin, impose materially burdensome conditions on, or otherwise materially and adversely affect, the ability of the Borrower or any other Loan Party to fulfill its obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is a party;

 

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(d) the Borrower, the other Loan Parties and the other Subsidiaries shall have received all approvals, consents and waivers, and shall have made or given all necessary filings and notices as shall be required to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby without the occurrence of any default under, conflict with or violation of (i) any Applicable Law or (ii) any agreement, document or instrument to which any Loan Party is a party or by which any of them or their respective properties is bound;

(e) the Borrower and each other Loan Party shall have provided, at least 5 Business Days prior to the Agreement Date, all information requested by the Administrative Agent and each Lender in order to comply with applicable “know your customer” and Anti-Money Laundering Laws, including without limitation, the Patriot Act;

(f) there shall not have occurred or exist any other material disruption of financial or capital markets that could reasonably be expected to materially and adversely affect the transactions contemplated by the Loan Documents;

(g) since December 31, 2020, there shall not have occurred a Material Adverse Effect or any event, condition or contingency that could reasonably expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;

(h) all governmental and third-party consents and all equity holder and board of directors (or comparable entity management body) authorizations required in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the Loan Documents shall have been obtained and shall be in full force and effect; and

(i) the CMBS Term Loan Facility shall be effective (or shall become effective substantially concurrently with the Effective Date) and the Borrower shall have received (or shall receive substantially concurrently with the Effective Date) the proceeds of the CMBS Term Loan Facility.

Section 6.2. Conditions Precedent to All Loans and Letters of Credit.

In addition to satisfaction or waiver of the conditions precedent to the first Credit Event contained in Section 6.1., the obligations of (i) Lenders to make any Loans and (ii) the Issuing Banks to issue Letters of Credit are each subject to the further conditions precedent that: (a) no Default or Event of Default shall exist as of the date of the making of such Loan or date of issuance of such Letter of Credit or would exist immediately after giving effect thereto, and no violation of the limits described in Section 2.16. would occur after giving effect thereto; (b) the representations and warranties made or deemed made by the Borrower and each other Loan Party in the Loan Documents to which any of them is a party, shall be true and correct in all material respects (except in the case of a representation or warranty qualified by materiality, in which case such representation or warranty shall be true and correct in all respects) on and as of the date of the making of such Loan or date of issuance of such Letter of Credit with the same force and effect as if made on and as of such date except to the extent that such representations and warranties expressly relate solely to an earlier date (in which case such representations and warranties shall have been true and correct in all material respects (except in the case of a representation or warranty qualified by materiality, in which case such representation or warranty shall be true and correct in all respects) on and as of such earlier date) and except for changes in factual circumstances not prohibited under the Loan Documents and (c) in the case of the borrowing of Revolving Loans, the Administrative Agent shall have received a timely Notice of Borrowing, in the case of the issuance of a Letter of Credit the applicable Issuing Bank and the Administrative Agent shall have received a timely request for the issuance of such Letter of Credit. Each Credit Event (other than a

 

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conversion of a LIBORSOFR Loan to a Base Rate Loan) shall constitute a certification by the Borrower to the effect set forth in the preceding sentence (both as of the date of the giving of notice relating to such Credit Event and, unless the Borrower otherwise notifies the Administrative Agent prior to the date of such Credit Event, as of the date of the occurrence of such Credit Event but limited, in the case of a continuation of a LIBORSOFR Loan or a conversion of a Base Rate Loan to a LIBORSOFR Loan, only as to the certification in (ii)(a) of the preceding sentence). In addition, the Borrower shall be deemed to have represented to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders at the time any Loan is made or any Letter of Credit is issued that all conditions to the making of such Loan or issuing of such Letter of Credit contained in this Article VI. have been satisfied. Unless set forth in writing to the contrary, the making of its initial Loan by a Lender shall constitute a certification by such Lender to the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders that the conditions precedent for initial Loans set forth in Sections 6.1. and 6.2. have been satisfied (or waived by the Lenders in accordance with the terms of this Agreement).

ARTICLE VII. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

Section 7.1. Representations and Warranties.

In order to induce the Administrative Agent and each Lender to enter into this Agreement and to make Loans and, in the case of the Issuing Banks, to issue Letters of Credit, the Borrower represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank and each Lender as follows:

(a) Organization; Power; Qualification. Each of the Borrower, the other Loan Parties and the other Subsidiaries is a corporation, partnership or other legal entity, duly organized or formed, validly existing and in good standing under the jurisdiction of its incorporation or formation, has the power and authority to own or lease its respective properties and to carry on its respective business as now being and hereafter proposed to be conducted and is duly qualified and is in good standing as a foreign corporation, partnership or other legal entity, and authorized to do business, in each jurisdiction in which the character of its properties or the nature of its business requires such qualification or authorization and where the failure to be so qualified or authorized could reasonably be expected to have, in each instance, a Material Adverse Effect. No Loan Party nor any Subsidiary thereof is an Affected Financial Institution or a Covered Party.

(b) Ownership Structure. Part I of Schedule 7.1.(b) is, as of the Agreement Date, a complete and correct list of all Subsidiaries of the Borrower setting forth for each such Subsidiary, (i) the jurisdiction of organization of such Subsidiary, (ii) each Person holding any Equity Interest in such Subsidiary, (iii) the nature of the Equity Interests held by each such Person and (iv) the percentage of ownership of such Subsidiary represented by such Equity Interests. As of the Agreement Date, except as disclosed in such Schedule, (A) each of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries owns, free and clear of all Liens (other than Permitted Liens of the types described in clauses (a), (f) and (g) of the definition of “Permitted Liens”), and has the unencumbered right to vote, all outstanding Equity Interests in each Subsidiary (other than in any Excluded Subsidiary) shown to be held by it on such Schedule, (B) all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of each such Person organized as a corporation is validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable and (C) there are no outstanding subscriptions, options, warrants, commitments, preemptive rights or agreements of any kind (including, without limitation, any stockholders’ or voting trust agreements) for the issuance, sale, registration or voting of, or outstanding securities convertible into, any additional shares of capital stock of any class, or partnership or other ownership interests of any type in, any such Person. As of the Agreement Date, Part II of Schedule 7.1.(b) correctly sets forth all Unconsolidated Affiliates of the Borrower, including the correct legal name of such Person, the type of legal entity which each such Person is, and all Equity Interests in such Person held directly or indirectly by the Borrower.

 

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(c) Authorization of Loan Documents and Borrowings. The Borrower has the right and power, and has taken all necessary action to authorize it, to borrow and obtain other extensions of credit hereunder. The Borrower and each other Loan Party has the right and power, and has taken all necessary action to authorize it, to execute, deliver and perform each of the Loan Documents to which it is a party in accordance with their respective terms and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby. The Loan Documents to which the Borrower or any other Loan Party is a party have been duly executed and delivered by the duly authorized officers of such Person and each is a legal, valid and binding obligation of such Person enforceable against such Person in accordance with its respective terms, except as the same may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, and other similar laws affecting the rights of creditors generally and the availability of equitable remedies for the enforcement of certain obligations (other than the payment of principal) contained herein or therein and as may be limited by equitable principles generally.

(d) Compliance of Loan Documents with Laws. The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which any Loan Party is a party in accordance with their respective terms and the borrowings and other extensions of credit hereunder do not and will not, by the passage of time, the giving of notice, or both: (i) require any material Governmental Approval not already obtained or violate in any material respect any Applicable Law (including all Environmental Laws) relating to the Borrower or any other Loan Party; (ii) conflict with, result in a breach of or constitute a default under the organizational documents of any Loan Party; (iii) conflict with, result in a breach of or constitute a default under any indenture, agreement or other instrument to which the Borrower or any other Loan Party is a party or by which it or any of its respective properties may be bound, which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; or (iv) result in or require the creation or imposition of any Lien upon or with respect to any property now owned or hereafter acquired by any Loan Party other than in favor of the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent for their benefit and the benefit of the other Lender Parties or Secured Parties and Permitted Liens.

(e) Compliance with Law; Governmental Approvals. Each of the Borrower, the other Loan Parties and the other Subsidiaries is in compliance with each Governmental Approval and all other Applicable Laws relating to it except for noncompliances which, and Governmental Approvals the failure to possess which, could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to cause have a Material Adverse Effect.

(f) Title to Properties; Liens. Schedule 7.1.(f) is, as of the Agreement Date, a complete and correct listing of all Properties of the Borrower, each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary, setting forth, for each such Property, the current occupancy status of such Property and whether such Property is a Development Property and, if such Property is a Development Property, the status of completion of such Property. Each of the Borrower, each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary has good, marketable and legal title to, or a valid leasehold interest in, its respective assets, except for minor defects in title or interest that do not materially adversely affect the profitable operation of such assets by such Person.

(g) Existing Indebtedness; Total Liabilities. Schedule 7.1.(g) is, as of the Agreement Date, a complete and correct listing of all Indebtedness for borrowed money (including all Guarantees (other than Guarantees of customary exceptions to nonrecourse liability)) of each of the Borrower, the other Loan Parties and the other Subsidiaries, and if such Indebtedness is secured by any Lien, a description of all of the property subject to such Lien. As of the Agreement Date, the Borrower, the other Loan Parties and the other Subsidiaries have performed and are in compliance in all material respects with all of the terms of such Indebtedness and all instruments and agreements relating thereto, and no default or event of default, or event or condition which with the giving of notice, the lapse of time, or both, would constitute a default or event of default, exists with respect to any such Indebtedness.

 

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(h) Material Contracts. Schedule 7.1.(h) is, as of the Agreement Date, a true, correct and complete listing of all Material Contracts. Each of the Borrower, the other Loan Parties and the other Subsidiaries that are parties to any Material Contract has performed and is in compliance with all of the terms of such Material Contract, and no default or event of default, or event or condition which with the giving of notice, the lapse of time, or both, would constitute such a default or event of default, exists with respect to any such Material Contract.

(i) Litigation. Except as set forth on Schedule 7.1.(i), there are no actions, suits or proceedings pending (nor, to the knowledge of any Loan Party, are there any actions, suits or proceedings threatened, nor is there any basis therefor) against or in any other way relating adversely to or affecting the Borrower, any other Loan Party, any other Subsidiary or any of their respective property in any court or before any arbitrator of any kind or before or by any other Governmental Authority which, (i) could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect or (ii) in any manner draws into question the validity or enforceability of any Loan Document. There are no strikes, slow downs, work stoppages or walkouts or other labor disputes in progress or threatened relating to, any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary, except as could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(j) Taxes. All federal and state income tax returns and other material tax returns of the Borrower, each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary required by Applicable Law to be filed have been duly filed, and all federal and state income taxes and other material taxes, assessments and other governmental charges or levies upon, each Loan Party, each other Subsidiary and their respective properties, income, profits and assets which are due and payable have been paid, except any such nonpayment or non-filing which is at the time permitted under Section 8.6. As of the Agreement Date, none of the United States federal income tax returns of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary is under audit by any Governmental Authority.

(k) Financial Statements. The Borrower has furnished to each Lender copies of the financial statements described in Section 6.1(a)(xvi). Such financial statements (including in each case related schedules and notes) are complete and correct in all material respects and present fairly, in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the periods involved, the consolidated financial position of Parent and its consolidated Subsidiaries as at their respective dates and the results of operations and the cash flows for such periods (subject, as to interim statements, to changes resulting from normal year-end audit adjustments). Neither Parent nor any of its consolidated Subsidiaries has on the Agreement Date any material contingent liabilities, liabilities, liabilities for taxes, unusual or long-term commitments or unrealized or forward anticipated losses from any unfavorable commitments that would be required to be set forth in its financial statements or notes thereto, except as referred to or reflected or provided for in said financial statements.

(l) No Material Adverse Change; Solvency. Since December 31, 2020, there has been no event, change, circumstance or occurrence that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. The Borrower, the other Loan Parties and the other Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, are Solvent.

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(n) ERISA. (i) Except as would not reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to have a Material Adverse Effect: (A) each Benefit Arrangement and Plan is in compliance with the applicable provisions of ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and other Applicable Laws, (B) each Qualified Plan and Plan has received a favorable determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service or is maintained under a prototype plan and may rely upon a favorable opinion letter issued by the Internal Revenue Service with respect to such prototype plan and, to the best knowledge of the Borrower, nothing has occurred which would cause the loss of its reliance on each Qualified Plan’s favorable determination letter or opinion letter, and (C) the “benefit obligation” of all Plans does not exceed the “fair market value of plan assets” for such Plans all as determined by and with such terms defined in accordance with FASB ASC 715.

(ii) Except as would not reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to have a Material Adverse Effect: (A) no ERISA Event has occurred or is expected to occur; (B) there are no pending, or to the best knowledge of the Borrower, threatened, claims, actions or lawsuits or other action by any Governmental Authority, plan participant or beneficiary with respect to a Benefit Arrangement; and (C) there are no violations of the fiduciary responsibility rules with respect to any Benefit Arrangement; and (D) to the best knowledge of the Borrower, no member of the ERISA Group has engaged in a non-exempt “prohibited transaction,” as defined in Section 406 of ERISA and Section 4975 of the Internal Revenue Code, in connection with any Plan, that would subject any member of the ERISA Group to a tax on prohibited transactions imposed by Section 502(i) of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Internal Revenue Code.

(o) Absence of Default. None of the Loan Parties or any of the other Subsidiaries is in default under its certificate or articles of incorporation or formation, bylaws, partnership agreement or other similar organizational documents, and no event has occurred, which has not been remedied, cured or waived: (i) which constitutes a Default or an Event of Default; or (ii) which constitutes, or which with the passage of time, the giving of notice, or both, would constitute, a default or event of default by, any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary under any agreement (other than this Agreement) or judgment, decree or order to which any such Person is a party or by which any such Person or any of its respective properties may be bound where such default or event of default could, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(p) Environmental Laws. Each of the Borrower, each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary: (i) is in compliance with all Environmental Laws applicable to its business, operations and the Properties, (ii) has obtained all Governmental Approvals which are required under Environmental Laws, and each such Governmental Approval is in full force and effect, and (iii) is in compliance with all terms and conditions of such Governmental Approvals, where with respect to each of the immediately preceding clauses (i) through (iii) the failure to obtain or to comply with could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Except for any of the following matters that could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, no Loan Party has any knowledge of, nor has any Loan Party received notice of, any past, present, or pending releases, events, conditions, circumstances, activities, practices, incidents, facts, occurrences, actions, or plans that, with respect to any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary, their respective businesses, operations or with respect to the Properties, may: (x) cause or contribute to an actual or alleged violation of or noncompliance with Environmental Laws, (y) cause or contribute to any other potential common-law or legal claim or other liability, or (z) cause any of the Properties to become subject to any restrictions on ownership, occupancy, use or transferability under any Environmental Law or require the filing or recording of any notice, approval or disclosure document under any Environmental Law and, with respect to the immediately preceding clauses (x) through (z) is based on or related to the on-site or off-site manufacture, generation, processing, distribution, use, treatment, storage, disposal, transport, removal, clean up or handling, or the emission, discharge, release or threatened release of any Hazardous Material. There is no civil, criminal, or administrative action, suit, demand, claim, hearing, notice, or demand letter, mandate, order, lien, request, investigation, or proceeding pending or, to the Borrower’s knowledge after due inquiry, threatened, against the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary relating in any way to Environmental Laws which, could

 

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reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. None of the Properties is listed on or proposed for listing on the National Priority List promulgated pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 and its implementing regulations, or any state or local priority list promulgated pursuant to any analogous state or local law. To the Borrower’s knowledge, no Hazardous Materials generated at or transported from the Properties are or have been transported to, or disposed of at, any location that is listed or proposed for listing on the National Priority List or any analogous state or local priority list, or any other location that is or has been the subject of a clean-up, removal or remedial action pursuant to any Environmental Law, except to the extent that such transportation or disposal could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

(q) Investment Company. None of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary is (i) an “investment company” or a company “controlled” by an “investment company” within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. § 80(a)(1), et seq.) or (ii) subject to any other Applicable Law which purports to regulate or restrict its ability to borrow money or obtain other extensions of credit that would impair its ability to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or to perform its obligations under any Loan Document to which it is a party.

(r) Margin Stock. None of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary is engaged principally, or as one of its important activities, in the business of extending credit for the purpose, whether immediate, incidental or ultimate, of buying or carrying “margin stock” within the meaning of Regulation U of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve SystemFRB.

(s) Affiliate Transactions. Except as permitted by Section 10.10. or as otherwise set forth on Schedule 7.1.(s), none of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary is a party to or bound by any agreement or arrangement with any Affiliate.

(t) Intellectual Property. Each of the Loan Parties and each other Subsidiary owns or has the right to use, under valid license agreements or otherwise, all patents, licenses, franchises, trademarks, trademark rights, service marks, service mark rights, trade names, trade name rights, trade secrets and copyrights (collectively, “Intellectual Property”) necessary to the conduct of its businesses, without known conflict with any patent, license, franchise, trademark, trademark right, service mark, service mark right, trade secret, trade name, copyright, or other proprietary right of any other Person. All such Intellectual Property is fully protected and/or duly and properly registered, filed or issued in the appropriate office and jurisdictions for such registrations, filing or issuances, except as could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. No material claim has been asserted by any Person with respect to the use of any such Intellectual Property by the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary, or challenging or questioning the validity or effectiveness of any such Intellectual Property. The use of such Intellectual Property by the Borrower, the other Loan Parties and the other Subsidiaries does not infringe on the rights of any Person, subject to such claims and infringements as do not, in the aggregate, give rise to any liabilities on the part of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(u) Business. As of the Agreement Date, the Borrower, the other Loan Parties and the other Subsidiaries are engaged in the business of acquiring, developing, redeveloping, financing, owning and operating office properties and other net leased commercial properties, together with other business activities incidental thereto.

(v) Broker’s Fees. No broker’s or finder’s fee, commission or similar compensation will be payable with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby. No other similar fees or commissions will be payable by any Loan Party for any other services rendered to the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary ancillary to the transactions contemplated hereby.

 

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(w) Accuracy and Completeness of Information. The Borrower and its Subsidiaries have disclosed to the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks and the Lenders all agreements, instruments and corporate or other restrictions to which the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary is subject, and all other matters known to them, that, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. No financial statement, material report, material certificate or other material written information furnished (other than industry specific or general economic information) by or on behalf of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary to the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or any Lender in connection with the transactions contemplated by the Loan Documents and the negotiation of the Loan Documents or delivered hereunder or thereunder (as modified or supplemented by other information so furnished), taken together as a whole, contains any untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not materially misleading; provided that, with respect to projected financial information, pro forma financial information, estimated financial information and other projected or estimated or forward-looking information, such information was prepared in good faith based upon assumptions believed to be reasonable at the time (it being recognized by the Lenders that projections are subject to contingencies and uncertainties, many of which are not within the control of Parent and its Subsidiaries and are not to be viewed as facts and that the actual results during the period or periods covered by such projections may vary from such projections and such variances may be material).

(x) Not Plan Assets; No Prohibited Transactions. None of the assets of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary constitutes Plan Assets. Assuming that no Lender funds any amount payable by it hereunder with Plan Assets, the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, and the extensions of credit and repayment of amounts hereunder, do not and will not constitute “prohibited transactions” under ERISA or the Internal Revenue Code.

(y) Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions. None of the Borrower, any Subsidiary, any of their respective directors, officers, employees, Affiliates or to the knowledge of the Borrower, any agent or representative of the Borrower or any Subsidiary that will act in any capacity in connection with or benefit from this Agreement, (i) is a Sanctioned Person or currently the subject or target of any Sanctions, (ii) has its assets located in a Sanctioned Country, (ii) directly or indirectly derives revenues from investments in, or transactions with, Sanctioned Persons or (iv) has violated any Anti-Money Laundering Law in any material respect. Each of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, and to the knowledge of Borrower, each director, officer, employee, agent and Affiliate of Borrower and each such Subsidiary, is in compliance with the Anti-Corruption Laws in all material respects. The Borrower has implemented and maintains in effect policies and procedures designed to promote and achieve compliance with the Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions by the Borrower, its Subsidiaries, their respective directors, officers, employees, Affiliates and agents and representatives of the Borrower or any Subsidiary that will act in any capacity in connection with or benefit from this Agreement.

(z) REIT Status. Parent will be organized in a manner that will enable it to qualify as, and will elect to be treated as, a REIT commencing with its taxable year ending December 31, 2021 and will be in compliance with the requirements and conditions imposed under the Internal Revenue Code to allow Parent to maintain its status as a REIT.

 

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Section 7.2. Survival of Representations and Warranties, Etc.

All representations and warranties made under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall be deemed to be made at and as of the Agreement Date, the Effective Date and the date on which any increase of the Revolving Commitments or any Incremental Term Loan Commitment is effectuated pursuant to Section 2.17. and at and as of the date of the occurrence of each Credit Event (other than a continuation of a LIBORSOFR Loan or conversion of a Loan of one Type to the other Type), except to the extent that such representations and warranties expressly relate solely to an earlier date (in which case such representations and warranties shall have been true and correct in all material respects (except in the case of a representation or warranty qualified by materiality, in which case such representation or warranty shall be true and correct in all respects) on and as of such earlier date) and except for changes in factual circumstances not prohibited under the Loan Documents. All such representations and warranties shall survive the effectiveness of this Agreement, the execution and delivery of the Loan Documents and the making of the Loans and the issuance of the Letters of Credit.

ARTICLE VIII. AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS

For so long as this Agreement is in effect, the Borrower shall comply with the following covenants:

Section 8.1. Preservation of Existence and Similar Matters.

Except as otherwise permitted under Section 10.4., the Borrower shall, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to, (a) preserve and maintain its respective existence in the jurisdiction of its incorporation or formation, (b) preserve and maintain its respective rights, franchises, licenses and privileges in the jurisdiction of its incorporation or formation and (c) qualify and remain qualified and authorized to do business in each jurisdiction in which the character of its properties or the nature of its business requires such qualification and authorization except in the case of clauses (a)(solely with respect to Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties), (b) and (c), to the extent that the failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 8.2. Compliance with Applicable Law.

The Borrower shall comply, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to comply, and the Borrower shall use, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to use, commercially reasonable efforts to cause all other Persons occupying, using or present on the Properties to comply, with all Applicable Law, including the obtaining of all Governmental Approvals, the failure with which to comply could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. The Borrower shall maintain in effect and enforce policies and procedures designed to promote and achieve compliance with the Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions by the Borrower, its Subsidiaries, their respective directors, officers, employees, Affiliates and agents and representatives of the Borrower or any Subsidiary that will act in any capacity in connection with or benefit from this Agreement.

Section 8.3. Maintenance of Property.

In addition to the requirements of any of the other Loan Documents, the Borrower shall, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to, protect and preserve all of its respective material properties, including, but not limited to, all Intellectual Property necessary to the conduct of its respective business, and maintain in good repair, working order and condition all tangible properties, ordinary wear and tear excepted, except as could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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Section 8.4. Conduct of Business.

The Borrower shall, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to, carry on its respective businesses as described in Section 7.1.(u).

Section 8.5. Insurance.

In addition to the requirements of any of the other Loan Documents, the Borrower shall, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to, maintain insurance (on a replacement cost basis) with financially sound and reputable insurance companies against such risks and in such amounts as is customarily maintained by Persons engaged in similar businesses or as may be required by Applicable Law. The Borrower shall from time to time deliver to the Administrative Agent upon request a detailed list, together with copies of all policies of the insurance then in effect, stating the names of the insurance companies, the amounts and rates of the insurance, the dates of the expiration thereof and the properties and risks covered thereby.

Section 8.6. Payment of Taxes and Claims.

The Borrower shall, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to, pay and discharge when due (a) all federal and state income taxes and other material taxes, assessments and governmental charges or levies imposed upon it or upon its income or profits or upon any properties belonging to it, and (b) all lawful claims of materialmen, mechanics, carriers, warehousemen and landlords for labor, materials, supplies and rentals which, if unpaid, might become a Lien on any properties of such Person; provided, however, that this Section shall not require the payment or discharge of any such tax, assessment, charge, levy or claim which is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings which operate to suspend the collection thereof and for which adequate reserves have been established on the books of such Person in accordance with GAAP.

Section 8.7. Books and Records; Inspections.

The Borrower shall, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to, keep proper books of record and account in which full, true and correct entries shall be made of all dealings and transactions in relation to its business and activities. The Borrower shall, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to, permit representatives of the Administrative Agent or any Lender to visit and inspect any of their respective properties, to examine and make abstracts from any of their respective books and records and to discuss their respective affairs, finances and accounts with their respective officers, employees and independent public accountants (in the presence of an officer of the Borrower if an Event of Default does not then exist), all at such reasonable times during business hours and as often as may reasonably be requested and so long as no Event of Default exists, with reasonable prior notice. The Borrower shall be obligated to reimburse the Administrative Agent and the Lenders for their costs and expenses incurred in connection with the exercise of their rights under this Section only if such exercise occurs while an Event of Default exists. The Borrower hereby authorizes and instructs its accountants to discuss the financial affairs of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary with the Administrative Agent or any Lender.

Section 8.8. Use of Proceeds.

The Borrower will use the proceeds of Loans only (a) for the payment of a portion of the contribution from Parent and Borrower to Realty Income Corporation in connection with the OfficeCo Distribution (as defined in the Merger Agreement) as described in the Registration Statement on Form 10 filed by Parent related to the OfficeCo Distribution; (b) to finance capital expenditures of Parent, the

 

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Borrower and its Subsidiaries; (c) to provide for the working capital needs of Parent, the Borrower and its Subsidiaries and for other general corporate purposes of Parent, the Borrower and its Subsidiaries; and (d) the payment of fees and expenses incurred in connection with this Agreement and the other Loan Documents. The Borrower shall only use Letters of Credit for the same purposes for which it may use the proceeds of Loans.

Section 8.9. Environmental Matters.

The Borrower shall comply, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to comply, and the Borrower shall use, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to use, commercially reasonable efforts to cause all other Persons occupying, using or present on the Properties to comply, with all Environmental Laws (including actions to remove and dispose of all Hazardous Materials and to clean up the Properties as required under Environmental Laws) the failure with which to comply could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. The Borrower shall, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to, promptly take all actions necessary to prevent the imposition of any Liens on any of their respective properties arising out of or related to any Environmental Laws. Nothing in this Section shall impose any obligation or liability whatsoever on the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or any Lender.

Section 8.10. Further Assurances.

At the Borrower’s cost and expense and upon request of the Administrative Agent, the Borrower shall, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to, duly execute and deliver or cause to be duly executed and delivered, to the Administrative Agent such further instruments, documents and certificates, and do and cause to be done such further acts that may be reasonably necessary or advisable in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent to carry out more effectively the provisions and purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.

Section 8.11. Material Contracts.

The Borrower shall, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to, duly and punctually perform and comply with any and all material representations, warranties, covenants and agreements expressed as binding upon any such Person under any Material Contract and the Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary to, do or knowingly permit to be done anything to impair materially the value of any of the Material Contracts, except, in each case, to the extent that either of the foregoing could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 8.12. REIT Status.

Commencing with its taxable year ending December 31, 2021, Parent shall maintain its status as, and election to be treated as, a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code.

Section 8.13. Exchange Listing.

Parent shall maintain at least one class of common shares of Parent having trading privileges on the New York Stock Exchange or NYSE Amex Equities or which is subject to price quotations on The NASDAQ Stock Market’s National Market System.

 

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Section 8.14. Guarantors; Collateral.

(a) Within 10 Business Days of any Person becoming a Subsidiary of the Borrower (other than an Excluded Subsidiary) after the Agreement Date (or such longer period as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent), the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent each of the following in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent: (i) an Accession Agreement executed by such Subsidiary, (ii) grant a security interest in the Equity Interests of such Subsidiary subject to and in accordance with the Pledge Agreement by delivering to the Administrative Agent a duly executed supplement to the Pledge Agreement or such other document as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably deem appropriate for such purpose and comply with the terms of the Pledge Agreement, and (iii) to the extent requested by the Administrative Agent, the items that would have been delivered under subsections (v) through (ix) and (xxii) of Section 6.1.(a) and under Section 6.1.(e) if such Subsidiary had been a Subsidiary of the Borrower on the Agreement Date; provided, however, promptly (and in any event within 10 Business Days (or such longer period as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent)) upon any Excluded Subsidiary ceasing to be subject to the restriction which prevented it from becoming a Guarantor on the Effective Date or delivering an Accession Agreement pursuant to this Section, as the case may be, such Subsidiary shall comply with the provisions of this Section.

(b) The Borrower may request in writing that the Administrative Agent release, and upon receipt of such request the Administrative Agent shall release, a Guarantor from the Guaranty, and release the Equity Interests in such Guarantor and Equity Interests owned by such Guarantor from the Pledge Agreement, so long as: (i) such Guarantor is not (or simultaneously upon its release as a Guarantor will not be) required to be a party to the Guaranty under the immediately preceding subsection (a); (ii) no Default or Event of Default shall then be in existence or would occur as a result of such release, including without limitation, a Default or Event of Default resulting from a violation of any of the covenants contained in Section 10.1.; and (iii) the Administrative Agent shall have received such written request at least 10 Business Days (or such shorter period as may be acceptable to the Administrative Agent) prior to the requested date of release. Delivery by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent of any such request shall constitute a representation by the Borrower that the matters set forth in the preceding sentence (both as of the date of the giving of such request and as of the date of the effectiveness of such request) are true and correct with respect to such request.

Notwithstanding the foregoing and without limiting the foregoing, upon the consummation by the Borrower of a CMBS transaction or other secured property level financing (a “CMBS Transaction”), the proceeds of which are used to repay in full the CMBS Term Loan Facility, any Guarantor owning property that is subject to a mortgage under such CMBS Transaction and each Subsidiary of the Borrower that directly or indirectly owns Equity Interests of such Guarantor (each a “CMBS Guarantor”) will be released by the Administrative Agent from the Guaranty, and the Equity Interests in such CMBS Guarantors and any Equity Interests owned by such CMBS Guarantors shall be released from the Pledge Agreement by the Collateral Agent so long as: (i) no Default or Event of Default shall then be in existence or would occur as a result of such release, including without limitation, a Default or Event of Default resulting from a violation of any of the covenants contained in Section 10.1.; and (ii) the Administrative Agent shall have received such written request at least 10 Business Days (or such shorter period as may be acceptable to the Administrative Agent) prior to the requested date of release.

 

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ARTICLE IX. INFORMATION

For so long as this Agreement is in effect, the Borrower shall furnish (which may be by electronic delivery in accordance with Section 9.5 hereof) to the Administrative Agent for distribution to each of the Lenders:

Section 9.1. Quarterly Financial Statements.

As soon as available and in any event within 5 Business Days after the same is required to be filed with the SEC (but in no event later than 45 days after the end of each of the first, second and third fiscal quarters of Parent), commencing with the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2022, the unaudited consolidated balance sheet of Parent and its Subsidiaries as at the end of each fiscal quarter and the related unaudited consolidated statements of operations, stockholders’ equity and cash flows of Parent and its Subsidiaries for such fiscal quarter, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures as of the end of and for the corresponding periods of the previous fiscal year, all of which shall be certified by a Responsible Officer of Parent or the Borrower, in his or her opinion, to present fairly, in accordance with GAAP and in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of Parent and its Subsidiaries as at the date thereof and the results of operations for such period (subject to normal year-end audit adjustments).

Section 9.2. Year-End Statements.

As soon as available and in any event within 5 Business Days after the same is required to be filed with the SEC (but in no event later than 90 days after the end of each fiscal year of Parent), the audited consolidated balance sheet of Parent and its Subsidiaries as at the end of each fiscal year and the related audited consolidated statements of operations, stockholders’ equity and cash flows of Parent and its Subsidiaries for such fiscal year, setting forth in comparative form the figures as at the end of and for the previous fiscal year, all of which shall be (a) certified by a Responsible Officer of Parent or the Borrower, in his or her opinion, to present fairly, in accordance with GAAP and in all material respects, the financial position of Parent and its Subsidiaries as at the date thereof and the result of operations for such period and (b) accompanied by the report thereon of KPMG LLP, any other “Big-4” accounting firm or any other independent certified public accountants of recognized national standing acceptable to the Administrative Agent, whose report shall be prepared in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and shall not be subject to (i) any “going concern” or like qualification or exception or (ii) any qualification or exception as to the scope of such audit, except due to upcoming maturity of any Indebtedness within 12 months.

Section 9.3. Compliance Certificate.

At the time the financial statements are furnished pursuant to Sections 9.1. and 9.2., a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit J (a “Compliance Certificate”) executed on behalf of Parent or the Borrower by a Responsible Officer of Parent or the Borrower (a) setting forth in reasonable detail as of the end of such fiscal quarter or fiscal year, as the case may be, the calculations required to establish whether the Borrower was in compliance with the covenants contained in Section 10.1.; and (b) stating that no Default or Event of Default exists, or, if such is not the case, specifying such Default or Event of Default and its nature, when it occurred and the steps being taken by the Borrower with respect to such event, condition or failure.

Section 9.4. Other Information.

(a) Promptly upon receipt thereof, copies of all reports, if any, submitted to Parent, the Borrower or its Board of Directors by its independent public accountants including, without limitation, any management report;

(b) [reserved];

 

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(c) Promptly upon the mailing thereof to the shareholders of the Borrower generally, copies of all financial statements, reports and proxy statements so mailed and promptly upon the issuance thereof copies of all press releases issued by the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary;

(d) [reserved];

(e) [reserved];

(f) No later than 30 days before the end of each fiscal year of the Borrower ending prior to the Revolving Termination Date, projected balance sheets, operating statements, profit and loss projections and cash flow budgets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis for each quarter of the next succeeding fiscal year, all itemized in reasonable detail, including in the case of the cash flow budgets, excess operating cash flow, availability under this Agreement, unused availability under committed development loans, unfunded committed equity and any other committed sources of funds, as well as, cash obligations for acquisitions, unfunded development costs, capital expenditures, debt service, overhead, dividends, maturing Property loans, hedge settlements and other anticipated uses of cash. The foregoing shall be accompanied by pro forma calculations, together with detailed assumptions, required to establish whether or not the Borrower, and when appropriate its consolidated Subsidiaries, will be in compliance with the covenants contained in Sections 10.1. and at the end of each fiscal quarter of the next succeeding fiscal year;

(g) No later than 30 days before the end of each fiscal year of the Borrower ending prior to the Revolving Termination Date, a property budget for each Property for the coming fiscal year of the Borrower, together with applicable investment memorandums;

(h) If any ERISA Event shall occur that individually, or together with any other ERISA Event that has occurred, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Borrower setting forth details as to such occurrence and the action, if any, which the Borrower or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, applicable member of the ERISA Group is required or proposes to take;

(i) To the extent any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary is aware of the same, prompt notice of the commencement of any proceeding or investigation by or before any Governmental Authority and any action or proceeding in any court or other tribunal or before any arbitrator against or in any other way relating to, or affecting, any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary or any of their respective properties, assets or businesses which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, and prompt notice of the receipt of notice that any United States income tax returns of any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary are being audited by any Governmental Authority;

(j) A copy of any amendment to the certificate or articles of incorporation or formation, bylaws, partnership agreement or other similar organizational documents of the Borrower or any other Loan Party within 5 Business Days after the effectiveness thereof;

(k) Prompt notice of (i) any change in the senior management of Parent or the Borrower, (ii) any change in the business, assets, liabilities, financial condition, results of operations or business prospects of any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary or (iii) the occurrence of any other event which, in the case of any of the immediately preceding clauses (i) through (iii), has had, or could reasonably be expected to have, a Material Adverse Effect;

 

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(l) Prompt notice of the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default or any event which constitutes or which with the passage of time, the giving of notice, or otherwise, would constitute a default or event of default by any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary under any Material Contract to which any such Person is a party or by which any such Person or any of its respective properties may be bound;

(m) Promptly upon entering into any Material Contract after the Agreement Date, a copy of such contract;

(n) Prompt notice of any order, judgment or decree in excess of $1,000,000 having been entered against any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary or any of their respective properties or assets;

(o) Any notification of a material violation of any Applicable Law or any inquiry shall have been received by any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary from any Governmental Authority, in each case, that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;

(p) Prompt notice of the acquisition, incorporation or other creation of any Subsidiary, the purpose for such Subsidiary, the nature of the assets and liabilities thereof and whether such Subsidiary is an Excluded Subsidiary of the Borrower;

(q) Promptly upon the request of the Administrative Agent, evidence of the Borrower’s calculation of the Ownership Share with respect to a Subsidiary or an Unconsolidated Affiliate, such evidence to be in form and detail reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

(r) [reserved];

(s) Promptly, upon each request, such information and documentation as a Lender may reasonably request in order to comply with applicable “know your customer” and Anti-Money Laundering Laws, including without limitation, the Patriot Act;

(t) Promptly, and in any event within 3 Business Days after the Borrower obtains knowledge thereof, written notice of the occurrence of any of the following: (i) the Borrower, any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary shall receive notice that any violation of or noncompliance with any Environmental Law has or may have been committed or is threatened; (ii) the Borrower, any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary shall receive notice that any administrative or judicial complaint, order or petition has been filed or other proceeding has been initiated, or is about to be filed or initiated against any such Person alleging any violation of or noncompliance with any Environmental Law or requiring any such Person to take any action in connection with the release or threatened release of Hazardous Materials; (iii) the Borrower, any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary shall receive any notice from a Governmental Authority or private party alleging that any such Person may be liable or responsible for any costs associated with a response to, or remediation or cleanup of, a release or threatened release of Hazardous Materials or any damages caused thereby; or (iv) the Borrower, any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary shall receive notice of any other fact, circumstance or condition that could reasonably be expected to form the basis of an environmental claim, and the matters covered by notices referred to in any of the immediately preceding clauses (i) through (iv), whether individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;

(u) Promptly upon the reasonable request of the Administrative Agent, the Derivatives Termination Value in respect of any Specified Derivatives Contract from time to time outstanding;

(v) To the extent the Borrower, any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary is aware of the same, prompt notice of any other matter that has had, or which could reasonably be expected to have, a Material Adverse Effect; and

 

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(w) From time to time and promptly upon each request, such data, certificates, reports, statements, documents or further information regarding any Property or the business, assets, liabilities, financial condition, results of operations or business prospects of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary as the Administrative Agent or any Lender may reasonably request.

Section 9.5. Electronic Delivery of Certain Information.

(a) Documents required to be delivered pursuant to the Loan Documents may be delivered by electronic communication and delivery, including, the Internet, e-mail or intranet websites to which the Administrative Agent and each Lender have access (including a commercial, third-party website or a website sponsored or hosted by the Administrative Agent or the Borrower) provided that the foregoing shall not apply to (i) notices to any Lender (or the Issuing Banks) pursuant to Article II. and (ii) any Lender that has notified the Administrative Agent and the Borrower that it cannot or does not want to receive electronic communications. The Administrative Agent or the Borrower may, in its discretion, agree to accept notices and other communications to it hereunder by electronic delivery pursuant to procedures approved by it for all or particular notices or communications. Documents or notices delivered electronically shall be deemed to have been delivered 24 hours after the date and time on which the Administrative Agent or the Borrower posts such documents or the documents become available on a commercial website and the Administrative Agent or Borrower notifies each Lender of said posting and provides a link thereto provided if such notice or other communication is not sent or posted during the normal business hours of the recipient, said posting date and time shall be deemed to have commenced as of 11:00 a.m. Central time on the opening of business on the next business day for the recipient. Notwithstanding anything contained herein, the Borrower shall deliver paper copies of any documents to the Administrative Agent or to any Lender that requests such paper copies until a written request to cease delivering paper copies is given by the Administrative Agent or such Lender. The Administrative Agent shall have no obligation to request the delivery of or to maintain paper copies of the documents delivered electronically, and in any event shall have no responsibility to monitor compliance by the Borrower with any such request for delivery. Each Lender shall be solely responsible for requesting delivery to it of paper copies and maintaining its paper or electronic documents.

(b) Documents required to be delivered pursuant to Article II. may be delivered electronically to a website provided for such purpose by the Administrative Agent pursuant to the procedures provided to the Borrower by the Administrative Agent.

(c) In addition to the procedures set forth in Section 9.5(a) above, documents required to be delivered pursuant to Section 9.1, Section 9.2, or Section 9.4(c) may be delivered electronically in lieu of furnishing to the Administrative Agent paper or electronic copies of the documents. To the extent such documents are filed with the SEC, the documents shall be deemed to have been delivered on the date on which the Borrower or the Parent, as applicable, posts such documents on its website or on the SEC’s EDGAR system. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Borrower shall deliver paper or electronic copies of such documents to any Lender that requests the Borrower to deliver such paper or electronic copies.

Section 9.6. Public/Private Information.

The Borrower shall cooperate with the Administrative Agent in connection with the publication of certain materials and/or information provided by or on behalf of Parent and the Borrower. Documents required to be delivered pursuant to the Loan Documents shall be delivered by or on behalf of the Parent and Borrower to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders (collectively, “Information Materials”) pursuant to this Article and the Borrower shall designate Information Materials (a) that are either

 

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available to the public or not material with respect to Parent, the Borrower and its Subsidiaries or any of their respective securities for purposes of United States federal and state securities laws, as “Public Information” and (b) that are not Public Information as “Private Information”. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each Lender who does not wish to receive Private Information agrees to cause at least one individual at or on behalf of such Lender to at all times have selected the “Private Side Information” or similar designation on the content declaration screen of any website provided pursuant to Section 9.5. in order to enable such Lender or its delegate, in accordance with such Lender’s compliance procedures and Applicable Law, including United States federal and state securities laws, to make reference to Information Materials that are not made available through the “Public Side Information” portion of such website provided pursuant to Section 9.5. and that may contain material non-public information with respect to Parent, the Borrower and its Subsidiaries or their respective securities for purposes of United States federal and state securities laws.

Section 9.7. USA Patriot Act Notice; Compliance.

The Patriot Act and federal regulations issued with respect thereto require all financial institutions to obtain, verify and record certain information that identifies individuals or business entities which open an “account” with such financial institution. Consequently, a Lender (for itself and/or as agent for all Lenders hereunder) may from time-to-time request, and the Borrower shall, and shall cause the other Loan Parties to, provide promptly upon any such request to such Lender, such Loan Party’s name, address, tax identification number and/or such other identification information as shall be necessary for such Lender to comply with federal law. An “account” for this purpose may include, without limitation, a deposit account, a cash management service, a transaction or asset account, a credit account, a loan or other extension of credit, and/or other financial services product.

ARTICLE X. NEGATIVE COVENANTS

For so long as this Agreement is in effect, the Borrower shall comply with the following covenants:

Section 10.1. Financial Covenants.

(a) Maximum Leverage Ratio. The ratio of (i) Total Indebtedness of the Borrower to (ii) Total Asset Value, shall not exceed 0.60 to 1.0 at the end of any fiscal quarter of the Borrower. For purposes of calculating this ratio, (A) Total Indebtedness shall be adjusted by deducting therefrom an amount equal to the lesser of (x) unrestricted cash and Cash Equivalents of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the date of determination in excess of $15 million and (y) the amount of Total Indebtedness that matures on or before the date that is 24 months from the date of the calculation and (B) Total Asset Value shall be adjusted by deducting therefrom the amount by which Total Indebtedness is adjusted under the immediately preceding clause (A).

(b) Minimum Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio. The ratio of (i) EBITDA of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis (which shall include the Borrower’s Ownership Share of its Unconsolidated Affiliates) for the fiscal quarter of the Borrower most recently ended minus the Reserve for Replacements to (ii) Fixed Charges of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis (which shall include the Borrower’s Ownership Share of its Unconsolidated Affiliates) for such period, shall not be less than 1.50 to 1.00 at the end of any fiscal quarter of the Borrower; provided that such ratio shall be calculated on a pro forma basis on the assumption that (A) any Indebtedness incurred by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries since the first day of such four-quarter period and the application of the proceeds therefrom (including to refinance other Indebtedness since the first day of such four-quarter period) had occurred on the first day of such period, (B) the repayment or retirement of any other

 

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Indebtedness of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries since the first day of such four-quarter period had occurred on the first day of such period (except that, in making such computation, the amount of Indebtedness under any revolving credit facility, line of credit or similar facility shall be computed based upon the average daily balance of such Indebtedness during such period), and (C) in the case of any acquisition or disposition by the Borrower or any Subsidiary of any asset or group of assets since the first day of such four-quarter period, including, without limitation, by merger, stock purchase or sale, or asset purchase or sale, such acquisition or disposition had occurred on the first day of such period with the appropriate adjustments with respect to such acquisition or disposition being included in such pro forma calculation; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, the amount of scheduled principal payments (excluding balloon, bullet or similar payments of principal due upon the stated maturity of Indebtedness) made that are included in clause (b) of the calculation of Fixed Charges for such period shall be determined on an actual rather than pro forma basis. If any Indebtedness incurred after the first day of the relevant four-quarter period bears interest at a floating rate then, for purposes of calculating the Fixed Charges, the interest rate on such Indebtedness shall be computed on a pro forma basis as if the average interest rate which would have been in effect during the entire such four-quarter period had been the applicable rate for the entire such period.

(c) Maximum Secured Indebtedness. The ratio of (i) Secured Indebtedness of the Borrower to (ii) Total Asset Value, shall not be greater than 0.45 to 1.00 at the end of any fiscal quarter of the Borrower. For purposes of calculating this ratio, (A) Secured Indebtedness shall be adjusted by deducting therefrom an amount equal to the lesser of (x) unrestricted cash and Cash Equivalents of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the date of determination in excess of $15 million and (y) the amount of Secured Indebtedness that matures on or before the date that is 24 months from the date of the calculation and (B) Total Asset Value shall be adjusted by deducting therefrom the amount by which Secured Indebtedness is adjusted under the immediately preceding clause (A).

(d) Maximum Unencumbered Leverage Ratio. The ratio of (i) Unsecured Indebtedness of the Borrower to (ii) Unencumbered Asset Value, shall not exceed 0.60 to 1.00 at the end of any fiscal quarter of the Borrower. For purposes of calculating this ratio, (A) Unsecured Indebtedness shall be adjusted by deducting therefrom an amount equal to the lesser of (x) unrestricted cash and Cash Equivalents of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the date of determination in excess of $15 million and (y) the amount of Unsecured Indebtedness that matures on or before the date that is 24 months from the date of the calculation and (B) Unencumbered Asset Value shall be adjusted by deducting therefrom the amount by which Unsecured Indebtedness is adjusted under the immediately preceding clause (A) (to the extent such cash and Cash Equivalents were included in such calculation of Unencumbered Asset Value).

(e) Minimum Unencumbered Interest Coverage Ratio. The ratio of (i) Unencumbered Adjusted NOI to (ii) Unsecured Interest Expense of the Borrower for the fiscal quarter of the Borrower most recently ended, shall not be less than 2.00 to 1.00 at the end of any fiscal quarter of the Borrower; provided that such ratio shall be calculated on a pro forma basis on the assumption that (A) any Indebtedness incurred by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries since the first day of such four-quarter period and the application of the proceeds therefrom (including to refinance other Indebtedness since the first day of such four-quarter period) had occurred on the first day of such period, (B) the repayment or retirement of any other Indebtedness of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries since the first day of such four-quarter period had occurred on the first day of such period (except that, in making such computation, the amount of Indebtedness under any revolving credit facility, line of credit or similar facility shall be computed based upon the average daily balance of such Indebtedness during such period), and (C) in the case of any acquisition or disposition by the Borrower or any Subsidiary of any asset or group of assets since the first day of such four-quarter period, including, without limitation, by merger, stock purchase or sale, or asset purchase or sale, such acquisition or disposition had occurred on the first day of such period

 

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with the appropriate adjustments with respect to such acquisition or disposition being included in such pro forma calculation. If any Indebtedness incurred after the first day of the relevant four-quarter period bears interest at a floating rate then, for purposes of calculating Unsecured Interest Expense, the interest rate on such Indebtedness shall be computed on a pro forma basis as if the average interest rate which would have been in effect during the entire such four-quarter period had been the applicable rate for the entire such period.

(f) [Reserved].

(g) [Reserved].

(h) [Reserved].

(i) [Reserved].

(j) Dividends and Other Restricted Payments. The Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any of its Subsidiaries to, declare or make any Restricted Payment; provided, however, that the Borrower and its Subsidiaries may declare and make the following Restricted Payments so long as no Event of Default would result therefrom:

(i) the Borrower may pay cash dividends to the Parent and other holders of partnership interests in the Borrower with respect to any fiscal year ending during the term of this Agreement to the extent necessary for the Parent to distribute, and the Parent may so distribute, cash dividends to its shareholders in an aggregate amount not to exceed the greater of (i) the amount required to be distributed for the Parent to remain in compliance with Section 8.12. or (ii) 95% of Funds From Operation;

(ii) the Borrower may pay cash dividends to the Parent and other holders of partnership interests in the Borrower with respect to any fiscal year ending during the term of this Agreement such that the Parent receives an amount sufficient to enable the Parent to distribute to its shareholders, and the Parent may so distribute cash distributions to its shareholders, in an amount sufficient to enable the Parent to qualify as a REIT and to avoid payment of income or excise taxes imposed under Sections 857(b)(1) and 4981 of the Internal Revenue Code;

(iii) a Subsidiary that is a Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary may make cash distributions to holders of Equity Interests issued by such Subsidiary so long as such distributions are made ratably according to the holders’ respective holdings of the type of Equity Interest in respect of which such distributions are being made; and

(iv) Subsidiaries may pay Restricted Payments to the Borrower or any other Subsidiary.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, but subject to the following sentence, if an Event of Default exists, the Borrower may declare and make cash distributions to the Parent and other holders of partnership interests in the Borrower with respect to any fiscal year to the extent necessary for the Parent to distribute, and the Parent may so distribute, an aggregate amount not to exceed the minimum amount necessary for the Parent to remain in compliance with Section 8.12. If an Event of Default specified in Section 11.1.(a), Section 11.1.(f) or Section 11.1.(g) shall exist, or if as a result of the occurrence of any other Event of Default any of the Obligations have been accelerated pursuant to Section 11.2.(a), the Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any Subsidiary to, make any Restricted Payments to any Person other than to the Borrower or any Subsidiary that is a Guarantor.

 

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Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, the financial covenants set forth in this Section 10.1 above and the constituent defined terms used therein (directly and indirectly) shall exclude assets and liabilities of Parent and its Subsidiaries associated with Indebtedness that has been defeased in full with cash and Cash Equivalents in accordance with the terms of the documentation governing such Indebtedness.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, and for the avoidance of doubt, this Section 10.1 shall not prohibit (i) the exchange by holders of (including any cash payment upon exchange), or required payment of any principal or premium on (including, for the avoidance of doubt, in respect of a required repurchase in connection with the redemption of Permitted Exchangeable Indebtedness upon satisfaction of a condition related to the stock price of Parent’s common stock), or required payment of any interest with respect to, any Permitted Exchangeable Indebtedness, in each case, in accordance with the terms of the indenture governing such Permitted Exchangeable Indebtedness; provided that, to the extent both (a) the aggregate amount of cash payable upon conversion or payment of any Permitted Exchangeable Indebtedness (excluding any required payment of interest with respect to such Permitted Exchangeable Indebtedness and excluding any payment of cash in lieu of a fractional share due upon conversion thereof) exceeds the aggregate principal amount thereof and (b) such conversion or payment does not trigger or correspond to an exercise or early unwind or settlement of a corresponding portion of the Permitted Bond Hedge Transactions and/or Permitted Corresponding Swap Transaction relating to such Permitted Exchangeable Indebtedness (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the case where there is no Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction or Permitted Corresponding Swap Transaction relating to such Permitted Exchangeable Indebtedness), the payment of such excess cash shall not be permitted by this clause (i); or (ii) any required payment with respect to, or required early unwind or settlement of, any Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction, Permitted Warrant Transaction or Permitted Corresponding Swap Transaction, in each case, in accordance with the terms of the agreement governing such Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction, Permitted Warrant Transaction or Permitted Corresponding Swap Transaction; provided that, to the extent cash is required to be paid under a Permitted Warrant Transaction or Permitted Corresponding Swap Transaction as a result of the election of “cash settlement” (or substantially equivalent term) as the “settlement method” (or substantially equivalent term) thereunder by Borrower or Parent (including in connection with the exercise and/or early unwind or settlement thereof), the payment of such cash shall not be permitted by this clause (ii).

In addition this Section 10.1 shall not prohibit the repurchase, exchange or induced exchange or conversion of Permitted Exchangeable Indebtedness by delivery of shares of Parent’s common stock and/or a different series of Permitted Exchangeable Indebtedness (which series (x) matures after, and does not require any scheduled amortization or other scheduled payments of principal prior to, the analogous date under the indenture governing the Permitted Exchangeable Indebtedness that are so repurchased, exchanged or converted and (y) has terms, conditions and covenants that are no less favorable to Borrower, than the Permitted Exchangeable Indebtedness that is so repurchased, exchanged or converted (as determined by Borrower in good faith)) (any such series of Permitted Exchangeable Indebtedness, “Refinancing Exchangeable Notes”) and/or by payment of cash (in an amount that does not exceed the proceeds received by Parent and/or Borrower, as applicable from the substantially concurrent issuance of shares of Parent’s common stock and/or Refinancing Exchangeable Notes plus the net cash proceeds, if any, received by Borrower or Parent, as applicable, pursuant to the related exercise or early unwind or termination of the related Permitted Bond Hedge Transactions, Permitted Warrant Transactions and/or Permitted Corresponding Swap Transactions, if any).

 

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Section 10.2. Negative Pledge.

The Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any other Loan Party or Subsidiary to, (a) create, assume, incur, permit or suffer to exist any Lien on any Unencumbered Pool Property or any direct or indirect ownership interest of the Borrower in any Person owning any Unencumbered Pool Property, now owned or hereafter acquired, except for Permitted Liens or (b) permit any Unencumbered Pool Property or any direct or indirect ownership interest of the Borrower in any Person owning a Unencumbered Pool Property, to be subject to a Negative Pledge, in each case, if immediately prior to the creation, assumption, incurrence or existence of such Lien, or Unencumbered Pool Property or ownership interest becoming subject to a Negative Pledge, or immediately thereafter, a Default or Event of Default is or would be in existence, including without limitation, a Default or Event of Default resulting from a violation of any of the covenants contained in Section 10.1.

Section 10.3. Restrictions on Intercompany Transfers.

The Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any other Loan Party (other than Parent) or any other Subsidiary (other than an Excluded Subsidiary) to, create or otherwise cause or suffer to exist or become effective any consensual encumbrance or restriction of any kind on the ability of any Subsidiary (other than an Excluded Subsidiary) to: (a) pay dividends or make any other distribution on any of such Subsidiary’s Equity Interests owned by the Borrower or any Subsidiary; (b) pay any Indebtedness owed to the Borrower or any Subsidiary; (c) make loans or advances to the Borrower or any Subsidiary; or (d) transfer any of its property or assets to the Borrower or any Subsidiary; other than (i) with respect to clauses (a) through (d), (A) those encumbrances or restrictions contained in any Loan Document, (B) encumbrances or restrictions imposed by Applicable Law, (C) customary encumbrances and restrictions contained in agreements relating to the sale of such Subsidiary or any Property owned by such Subsidiary that exist while such sale is pending, (D) customary encumbrances and restrictions contained in agreements relating to the acquisition of any Property while such acquisition is pending, (E) customary encumbrances and restrictions governing any purchase money Liens covering only the property subject to such Lien, (F) those encumbrances and restrictions contained in the CMBS Term Loan Facility or in any other agreement that evidences Unsecured Indebtedness, which restrictions on the actions described above are substantially similar to those contained in the Loan Documents, or (G) customary restrictions contained in the organizational documents of any Subsidiary that is not a Wholly Owned Subsidiary (but only to the extent applicable to the Equity Interest in such Subsidiary or the assets of such Subsidiary), or, (ii) with respect to clause (d), (A) customary provisions restricting assignment of any agreement entered into by the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary in the ordinary course of business, (B) restrictions on the ability of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary to transfer, directly or indirectly, Equity Interests (and beneficial interest therein) in any Excluded Subsidiary pursuant to the terms of any Secured Indebtedness of such Excluded Subsidiary, (C) customary restrictions on transfer contained in leases applicable only to the property subject to such lease, (D) restrictions on transfer contained in any agreement relating to the transfer, sale, conveyance or other disposition of a Subsidiary or the assets of a Subsidiary permitted under this Agreement pending such transfer, sale, conveyance or other disposition; provided that in any such case, the restrictions apply only to the Subsidiary or the assets that are the subject of such transfer, sale, conveyance or other disposition, (E) customary non-assignment provisions or other customary restrictions on transfer arising under licenses and other contracts entered into in the ordinary course of business; provided, that such restrictions are limited to assets subject to such licenses and contracts and (F) restrictions on transfer contained in any agreement evidencing Secured Indebtedness secured by a Lien on assets that the Borrower or a Subsidiary may create, incur, assume, or permit or suffer to exist under this Agreement; provided that in any such case, the restrictions apply only to the assets that are encumbered by such Lien.

 

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Section 10.4. Merger, Consolidation, Sales of Assets and Other Arrangements.

The Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary to, (a) enter into any transaction of merger or consolidation; (b) liquidate, windup or dissolve itself (or suffer any liquidation or dissolution); (c) convey, sell, lease, sublease, transfer or otherwise dispose of, in one transaction or a series of transactions, all or any substantial part of its business or assets, or the capital stock of or other Equity Interests in any of its Subsidiaries, whether now owned or hereafter acquired; or (d) acquire a Substantial Amount of the assets of, or make an Investment of a Substantial Amount in, any other Person; provided, however, that:

(i) any Subsidiary of Parent may merge with a Loan Party so long as such Loan Party is the survivor and any Subsidiary of Parent that is not a Loan Party may merge with any other Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party;

(ii) any Subsidiary of Parent may sell, transfer or dispose of its assets to a Loan Party and any Subsidiary of Parent that is not a Loan Party may sell, transfer or dispose of its assets to any other Subsidiary of Parent that is not a Loan Party;

(iii) a Loan Party (other than Parent and the Borrower) and any Subsidiary of Parent that is not (and is not required to be) a Loan Party may convey, sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of, in one transaction or a series of transactions, all or any substantial part of its business or assets, or the capital stock of or other Equity Interests in any of its Subsidiaries, and immediately thereafter liquidate, provided that immediately prior to any such conveyance, sale, transfer, disposition or liquidation and immediately thereafter and after giving effect thereto, no Default or Event of Default is or would be in existence;

(iv) any Loan Party and any other Subsidiary or Parent may, directly or indirectly, (A) acquire (whether by purchase, acquisition of Equity Interests of a Person, or as a result of a merger or consolidation) a Substantial Amount of the assets of, or make an Investment of a Substantial Amount in, any other Person and (B) sell, lease or otherwise transfer, whether by one or a series of transactions, all or any portion of its assets (including capital stock or other securities of Subsidiaries) to any other Person, so long as, in each case, (1) the Borrower shall have given the Administrative Agent at least 10-days’ (or such shorter period as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent) prior written notice of such consolidation, merger, acquisition, Investment, sale, lease or other transfer; (2) immediately prior thereto, and immediately thereafter and after giving effect thereto, no Default or Event of Default is or would be in existence, including, without limitation, a Default or Event of Default resulting from a breach of Section 10.1.; (3) [reserved] and (4) at the time the Borrower gives notice pursuant to clause (1) of this subsection, if such sale, lease or other transfer constitutes a Substantial Amount, the Borrower shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent for distribution to each of the Lenders a Compliance Certificate, calculated on a pro forma basis, evidencing the continued compliance by the Loan Parties with the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, including without limitation, the financial covenants contained in Section 10.1., after giving effect to such consolidation, merger, acquisition, Investment, sale, lease or other transfer;

(v) the Borrower, the other Loan Parties and the other Subsidiaries of Parent may (A) lease and sublease their respective assets, as lessor or sublessor (as the case may be), in the ordinary course of their business, (B) sell their respective assets in the ordinary course of business or because such assets have become damaged, worn, obsolete or unnecessary or are no longer used or useful in their business and (C) convey, sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of cash and Cash Equivalents and inventory, fixtures, furnishings and equipment in the ordinary course of business; and

 

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(vi) for the avoidance of doubt, (A) the Borrower may make any required payments in connection with a Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction, Permitted Warrant Transaction or Permitted Corresponding Swap Transaction and (B) Parent and its Subsidiaries may make any Restricted Payment permitted by Section 10.1(j).

Further, no Loan Party nor any Subsidiary, shall enter into any sale-leaseback transactions or other transaction by which such Person shall remain liable as lessee (or the economic equivalent thereof) of any real or personal property that it has sold or leased to another Person.

Section 10.5. Plan Assets; Prohibited Transactions.

The Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any other Loan Party or Subsidiary to, take any action or omit to take any action that would result (i) in any such Person holding Plan Assets or (ii) in the execution, delivery or performance of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, and the extensions of credit and repayment of amounts hereunder, resulting in or constituting a non-exempt prohibited transaction under ERISA or Section 4975 of the Internal Revenue Code (assuming for such purpose that no Lender funds any amount payable by it hereunder with Plan Assets).

Section 10.6. Fiscal Year.

The Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any other Loan Party or other Subsidiary to, change its fiscal year from that in effect as of the Agreement Date (except to cause any Subsidiary’s fiscal year to be consistent with that of the Borrower).

Section 10.7. Modifications of Organizational Documents and Material Contracts.

The Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary to, amend, supplement, restate or otherwise modify or waive the application of any provision of its certificate or articles of incorporation or formation, by-laws, operating agreement, declaration of trust, partnership agreement or other applicable organizational document if such amendment, supplement, restatement or other modification (a) is adverse to the interest of the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks or the Lenders in any material respect or (b) could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect (provided, that, for the avoidance of doubt, amendments to include or modify customary special purpose entity provisions in connection with the incurrence of Secured Indebtedness permitted hereunder shall not be deemed adverse to the interest of the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks or the Lenders or to reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect for purposes of this Section 10.7). The Borrower shall not enter into, and shall not permit any Subsidiary or other Loan Party to enter into, any amendment or modification to any Material Contract which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect or permit any Material Contract with respect to Material Indebtedness to be canceled or terminated prior to its stated maturity as a result of a default or event of default thereunder.

Section 10.8. Use of Proceeds.

The Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any other Loan Party, any other Subsidiary or any of its of their respective directors, officers, employees and agents to, use any proceeds of the Loans or any Letter of Credit to purchase or carry, or to reduce or retire or refinance any credit incurred to purchase or carry, any margin stock (within the meaning of Regulation U or Regulation X of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve SystemFRB) or to extend credit to others for the purpose of purchasing or carrying

 

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any such margin stock. The Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary to, use any proceeds of the Loans or any Letter of Credit (a) in furtherance of an offer, payment, promise to pay, or authorization of the payment or giving of money, or anything else of value, to any Person in violation of any Anti-Corruption Laws, (b) for the purpose of funding, financing or facilitating any activities, business or transaction of or with any Sanctioned Person, or in any Sanctioned Country or (c) in any manner that would result in the violation of any Sanctions applicable to any party hereto.

Section 10.9. Subordinated Debt Prepayments; Amendments.

The Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any other Loan Party or other Subsidiary to, prepay any principal of, or accrued interest on, any Subordinated Debt or otherwise make any voluntary or optional payment with respect to any principal of, or accrued interest on, any Subordinated Debt prior to the originally scheduled maturity date thereof or otherwise redeem or acquire for value any Subordinated Debt other than:

(a) any payment of principal or interest made in accordance with the applicable subordination terms governing such Subordinated Debt;

(b) refinancing with the proceeds of additional Subordinated Debt; or

(c) conversion or exchange to Equity Interests (other than Mandatorily Redeemable Stock).

Further, the Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any other Loan Party or other Subsidiary to, amend or modify, or permit the amendment or modification of, any agreement or instrument evidencing any Subordinated Debt where such amendment or modification provides for the following or which has any of the following effects:

(a) increases the rate of interest accruing on such Subordinated Debt;

(b) increases the amount of any scheduled installment of principal or interest, or shortens the date on which any such installment or principal or interest becomes due;

(c) shortens the final maturity date of such Subordinated Debt;

(d) increases the principal amount of such Subordinated Debt;

(e) amends any financial or other covenant contained in any document or instrument evidencing any Subordinated Debt in a manner which is more onerous in any material respect, taken as a whole, to the Borrower or such Subsidiary;

(f) provides for the payment of additional fees or the increase in existing fees; and/or

(g) otherwise could reasonably be expected to be adverse in any material respect, taken as a whole, to the interests of the Administrative Agent or the Lenders.

Section 10.10. Transactions with Affiliates.

The Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary to, permit to exist or enter into any transaction (including the purchase, sale, lease or exchange of any property or the rendering of any service) with any Affiliate, except (a) as set forth on Schedule 7.1.(s),

 

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(b) transactions in the ordinary course of and pursuant to the reasonable requirements of the business of the Borrower, such other Loan Party or such other Subsidiary and upon fair and reasonable terms which are no less favorable to the Borrower, such other Loan Party or such other Subsidiary than would be obtained in a comparable arm’s length transaction with a Person that is not an Affiliate, (c) payments of compensation, perquisites and fringe benefits arising out of any employment or consulting relationship in the ordinary course of business, (d) Restricted Payments not prohibited by Section 10.1.(j), (e) transactions with Unconsolidated Affiliates relating to the provision of management services and overhead and similar arrangements in the ordinary course of business, (f) employment and severance arrangements between the Loan Parties or any of their Subsidiaries and their respective officers and employees in the ordinary course of business and transactions pursuant to stock option plans and employee benefit plans and arrangements, (g) the payment of customary fees and reasonable out-of-pocket costs to, and indemnities provided on behalf of, directors, managers, officers, employees and consultants of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business to the extent attributable to the ownership, management or operation of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries, (h) transactions between or among the Loan Parties and transactions between or among Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties and (i) any Permitted Corresponding Swap Transaction and as otherwise reasonably necessary or advisable to effectuate the entry into and performance of obligations by Parent and/or Borrower, as applicable, of any Permitted Exchangeable Indebtedness, Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction, Permitted Warrant Transaction or Permitted Corresponding Swap Transaction, as determined by Borrower in good faith. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no payments may be made with respect to any items set forth on such Schedule 7.1.(s) if a Default or Event of Default exists or would result therefrom.

ARTICLE XI. DEFAULT

Section 11.1. Events of Default.

Each of the following shall constitute an Event of Default, whatever the reason for such event and whether it shall be voluntary or involuntary or be effected by operation of Applicable Law or pursuant to any judgment or order of any Governmental Authority:

(a) Default in Payment. The Borrower or any other Loan Party shall fail to pay under this Agreement or any other Loan Document (whether upon demand, at maturity, by reason of acceleration or otherwise), (i) when due, the principal of any of the Loans or any Reimbursement Obligation, or (ii) within 5 Business Days, any interest or fees or any of the other payment Obligations owing by the Borrower or any other Loan Party under this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

(b) Default in Performance.

(i) Any Loan Party shall fail to perform or observe any term, covenant, condition or agreement on its part to be performed or observed and contained in Section 8.1.(a) (solely with respect to the existence of the Borrower and Parent), Section 9.4.(l), Section 9.4(o) or Article X.; or

(ii) Any Loan Party shall fail to perform or observe any term, covenant, condition or agreement contained in this Agreement or any other Loan Document to which it is a party and not otherwise mentioned in this Section, and in the case of this subsection (b)(ii) only, such failure shall continue for a period of 30 days (or in the case of any failure to perform or observe any term, covenant, condition or agreement contained in Article IX. (other than Section 9.4.(l) or Section 9.4(o)), 5 Business Days) after the earlier of (x) the date upon which a Responsible Officer of the Borrower or such other Loan Party obtains knowledge of such failure or (y) the date upon which the Borrower has received written notice of such failure from the Administrative Agent.

 

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(c) Misrepresentations. Any written statement, representation or warranty made or deemed made by or on behalf of any Loan Party under this Agreement or under any other Loan Document, or any amendment hereto or thereto, or in any other writing or statement at any time furnished by, or at the direction of, any Loan Party to the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or any Lender, shall at any time prove to have been incorrect or misleading in any material respect when furnished or made or deemed made.

(d) Indebtedness Cross-Default.

(i) The Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary shall fail to make any payment when due and payable (giving effect to all grace and cure periods thereunder) in respect of any Indebtedness (other than the Loans and Reimbursement Obligations) having an aggregate outstanding principal amount (or, in the case of any Derivatives Contract, having, without regard to the effect of any close-out netting provision, a Derivatives Termination Value), in each case individually or in the aggregate with all other Indebtedness as to which such a failure exists, of $10,000,000 or more (“Material Indebtedness”); or

(ii) (x) The maturity of any Material Indebtedness shall have been accelerated in accordance with the provisions of any indenture, contract or instrument evidencing, providing for the creation of or otherwise concerning such Material Indebtedness or (y) any Material Indebtedness shall have been required to be prepaid, repurchased, redeemed or defeased prior to the stated maturity thereof; or

(iii) Any other event shall have occurred and be continuing which permits any holder or holders of any Material Indebtedness, any trustee or agent acting on behalf of such holder or holders or any other Person, to accelerate the maturity of any such Material Indebtedness or require any such Material Indebtedness to be prepaid, repurchased, redeemed or defeased prior to its stated maturity (giving effect to all grace and cure periods thereunder);

provided that clauses (ii) and (iii) above shall not apply to any redemption, exchange, repurchase, conversion or settlement with respect to any Permitted Exchangeable Indebtedness, or satisfaction of any condition giving rise to or permitting the foregoing, pursuant to their terms unless such redemption, repurchase, conversion or settlement results from a default thereunder or an event of the type that constitutes an Event of Default.

(e) Voluntary Bankruptcy Proceeding. The Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary that accounts for more than $10,000,000 of Total Asset Value as of any date of determination shall: (i) commence a voluntary case under the Bankruptcy Code or other federal bankruptcy laws (as now or hereafter in effect); (ii) file a petition seeking to take advantage of any other Applicable Laws, domestic or foreign, relating to bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, winding-up, or composition or adjustment of debts; (iii) consent to, or fail to contest in a timely and appropriate manner, any petition filed against it in an involuntary case under such bankruptcy laws or other Applicable Laws or consent to any proceeding or action described in the immediately following subsection (f); (iv) apply for or consent to, or fail to contest in a timely and appropriate manner, the appointment of, or the taking of possession by, a receiver, custodian, trustee, or liquidator of itself or of a substantial part of its property, domestic or foreign; (v) admit in writing its inability to pay its debts as they become due; (vi) make a general assignment for the benefit of creditors; (vii) make a conveyance fraudulent as to creditors under any Applicable Law; or (viii) take any corporate or partnership action for the purpose of effecting any of the foregoing.

 

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(f) Involuntary Bankruptcy Proceeding. A case or other proceeding shall be commenced against the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary that accounts for more than $10,000,000 of Total Asset Value as of any date of determination in any court of competent jurisdiction seeking: (i) relief under the Bankruptcy Code or other federal bankruptcy laws (as now or hereafter in effect) or under any other Applicable Laws, domestic or foreign, relating to bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, winding-up, or composition or adjustment of debts; or (ii) the appointment of a trustee, receiver, custodian, liquidator or the like of such Person, or of all or any substantial part of the assets, domestic or foreign, of such Person, and in the case of either clause (i) or (ii) such case or proceeding shall continue undismissed or unstayed for a period of 60 consecutive days, or an order granting the remedy or other relief requested in such case or proceeding (including, but not limited to, an order for relief under such Bankruptcy Code or such other federal bankruptcy laws) shall be entered.

(g) Revocation of Loan Documents. Any Loan Party shall disavow, revoke or terminate any Loan Document to which it is a party or shall otherwise challenge or contest in any action, suit or proceeding in any court or before any Governmental Authority the validity or enforceability of any Loan Document or any Loan Document shall cease to be in full force and effect (except as a result of the express terms thereof).

(h) Judgment. A judgment or order for the payment of money or for an injunction or other non-monetary relief shall be entered against the Borrower, any other Loan Party, or any other Subsidiary by any court or other tribunal and (i) such judgment or order shall continue for a period of 30 days without being paid, stayed or dismissed through appropriate appellate proceedings and (ii) either (A) the amount of such judgment or order for which insurance coverage has not been acknowledged in writing by the applicable insurance carrier (or the amount as to which the insurer has denied liability) exceeds, individually or together with all other such judgments or orders entered against the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary, $10,000,000 or (B) in the case of an injunction or other non-monetary relief, such injunction or judgment or order could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(i) Attachment. A warrant, writ of attachment, execution or similar process shall be issued against any property of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary, which exceeds, individually or together with all other such warrants, writs, executions and processes, $10,000,000 in amount and such warrant, writ, execution or process shall not be paid, discharged, vacated, stayed or bonded for a period of 30 days; provided, however, that if a bond has been issued in favor of the claimant or other Person obtaining such warrant, writ, execution or process, the issuer of such bond shall execute a waiver or subordination agreement in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent pursuant to which the issuer of such bond subordinates its right of reimbursement, contribution or subrogation to the Obligations and waives or subordinates any Lien it may have on the assets of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary.

(j) ERISA.

(i) Any ERISA Event shall have occurred that together with all other such ERISA Events (if any) would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect; or

(ii) The “benefit obligation” of all Plans exceeds the “fair market value of plan assets” for such Plans (all as determined, and with such terms defined, in accordance with FASB ASC 715) by an amount that would reasonably be expected to result in in a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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(k) Loan Documents. An Event of Default shall occur under any of the other Loan Documents.

(l) Change of Control.

(i) Any “person” or “group” (as such terms are used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Exchange Act becomes the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Exchange Act, except that a Person will be deemed to have “beneficial ownership” of all securities that such Person has the right to acquire, whether such right is exercisable immediately or only after the passage of time), directly or indirectly, of more than 25.0% of the Equity Interests of the Parent entitled to vote in the election of members of the board of directors (or equivalent governing body) of the Parent; or

(ii) During any period of 12 consecutive months ending after the Agreement Date, individuals who at the beginning of any such 12-month period constituted the Board of Directors of the Parent (together with any new directors whose election by such Board or whose nomination for election by the shareholders of the Parent was approved by a vote of a majority of the directors then still in office who were either directors at the beginning of such period or whose election or nomination for election was previously so approved) cease for any reason to constitute a majority of the Board of Directors of the Parent then in office; or

(iii) The Parent ceases to own directly or indirectly 80% of the Equity Interests of the Borrower.

(m) Damage; Strike; Casualty. Any strike, lockout, labor dispute, embargo, condemnation, act of God or public enemy, or other casualty which causes, for more than 30 consecutive days beyond the coverage period of any applicable business interruption insurance, the cessation or substantial curtailment of revenue producing activities of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, and only if such event or circumstance could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 11.2. Remedies Upon Event of Default.

Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default the following provisions shall apply:

(a) Acceleration; Termination of Facilities.

(i) Automatic. Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default specified in Sections 11.1.(e) or 11.1.(f), (1)(A) the principal of, and all accrued interest on, the Loans and the Notes at the time outstanding, (B) an amount equal to 103% of the Stated Amount of all Letters of Credit outstanding as of the date of the occurrence of such Event of Default for deposit into the Letter of Credit Collateral Account and (C) all of the other Obligations, including, but not limited to, the other amounts owed to the Lenders and the Administrative Agent under this Agreement, the Notes or any of the other Loan Documents shall become immediately and automatically due and payable without presentment, demand, protest, or other notice of any kind, all of which are expressly waived by the Borrower on behalf of itself and the other Loan Parties and (2) the Commitments and the obligation of the Issuing Banks to issue Letters of Credit hereunder, shall all immediately and automatically terminate.

 

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(ii) Optional. If any other Event of Default shall exist, the Administrative Agent may, and at the direction of the Requisite Lenders shall: (1) declare (A) the principal of, and accrued interest on, the Loans and the Notes at the time outstanding, (B) an amount equal to 103% of the Stated Amount of all Letters of Credit outstanding as of the date of the occurrence of such Event of Default for deposit into the Letter of Credit Collateral Account and (C) all of the other Obligations, including, but not limited to, the other amounts owed to the Lenders and the Administrative Agent under this Agreement, the Notes or any of the other Loan Documents to be forthwith due and payable, whereupon the same shall immediately become due and payable without presentment, demand, protest or other notice of any kind, all of which are expressly waived by the Borrower on behalf of itself and the other Loan Parties, and (2) terminate the Commitments and the obligation of the Issuing Banks to issue Letters of Credit hereunder.

(b) Loan Documents. The Requisite Lenders may direct the Administrative Agent to, and the Administrative Agent if so directed shall, exercise any and all of its rights under any and all of the other Loan Documents.

(c) Applicable Law. The Requisite Lenders may direct the Administrative Agent to, and the Administrative Agent if so directed shall, exercise all other rights and remedies it may have under any Applicable Law.

(d) Appointment of Receiver. To the extent permitted by Applicable Law, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall be entitled to the appointment of a receiver for the assets and properties of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, without notice of any kind whatsoever and without regard to the adequacy of any security for the Obligations or the solvency of any party bound for its payment, to take possession of all or any portion of the property and/or the business operations of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries and to exercise such power as the court shall confer upon such receiver.

(e) Remedies in Respect of Specified Derivatives Contracts and Specified Cash Management Agreements. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement or other Loan Document, each Specified Derivatives Provider and Specified Cash Management Bank shall have the right, with prompt notice to the Administrative Agent, but without the approval or consent of or other action by the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks or the Lenders, and without limitation of other remedies available to such Specified Derivatives Provider or Specified Cash Management Bank, as applicable, under contract or Applicable Law, to undertake any of the following: (a) in the case of a Specified Derivatives Provider, to declare an event of default, termination event or other similar event under any Specified Derivatives Contract and to create an “Early Termination Date” (as defined therein) in respect thereof, (b) in the case of a Specified Derivatives Provider, to determine net termination amounts in respect of any and all Specified Derivatives Contracts in accordance with the terms thereof, and to set off amounts among such contracts, (c) in the case of a Specified Derivatives Provider, to set off or proceed against deposit account balances, securities account balances and other property and amounts held by such Specified Derivatives Provider and (d) to prosecute any legal action against the Borrower, any Loan Party or other Subsidiary to enforce or collect net amounts owing to such Specified Derivatives Provider or Specified Cash Management Bank, as applicable, in each case, pursuant to the terms of any Specified Derivatives Contract or Specified Cash Management Agreement, as applicable.

 

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Section 11.3. Marshaling; Payments Set Aside.

No Lender Party shall be under any obligation to marshal any assets in favor of any Loan Party or any other party or against or in payment of any or all of the Guaranteed Obligations. To the extent that any Loan Party makes a payment or payments to a Lender Party, or a Lender Party enforces its security interest or exercises its right of setoff, and such payment or payments or the proceeds of such enforcement or setoff or any part thereof are subsequently invalidated, declared to be fraudulent or preferential, set aside and/or required to be repaid to a trustee, receiver or any other party under any bankruptcy law, state or federal law, common law or equitable cause, then to the extent of such recovery, the Guaranteed Obligations, or part thereof originally intended to be satisfied, and all Liens, rights and remedies therefor, shall be revived and continued in full force and effect as if such payment had not been made or such enforcement or setoff had not occurred.

Section 11.5. Allocation of Proceeds.

If an Event of Default exists, all payments received by the Administrative Agent (or any Lender as a result of its exercise of remedies permitted under Section 13.3.) under any of the Loan Documents in respect of any Guaranteed Obligations shall be applied in the following order and priority:

(a) to payment of that portion of the Guaranteed Obligations constituting fees, indemnities, expenses and other amounts, including attorney fees, payable to the Administrative Agent in its capacity as such and the Issuing Banks in their capacity as such, ratably among the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Banks in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause (a) payable to them;

(b) to payment of that portion of the Guaranteed Obligations constituting fees, indemnities and other amounts (other than principal and interest) payable to the Lenders under the Loan Documents, including attorney fees, ratably among the Lenders in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause (b) payable to them;

(c) [reserved];

(d) to payment of that portion of the Guaranteed Obligations constituting accrued and unpaid interest on the Loans and Reimbursement Obligations, ratably among the Lenders and the Issuing Banks in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause (d) payable to them;

(e) [reserved];

(f) to payment of that portion of the Guaranteed Obligations constituting unpaid principal of the Loans, Reimbursement Obligations, other Letter of Credit Liabilities and payment obligations then owing under Specified Derivatives Contracts and Specified Cash Management Agreements, ratably among the Lenders, the Issuing Banks, the Specified Derivatives Providers and the Specified Cash Management Banks in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause (f) payable to them; provided, however, to the extent that any amounts available for distribution pursuant to this clause are attributable to the issued but undrawn amount of an outstanding Letter of Credit, such amounts shall be paid to the Administrative Agent for deposit into the Letter of Credit Collateral Account; and

(g) the balance, if any, after all of the Guaranteed Obligations have been paid in full, to the Borrower or as otherwise required by Applicable Law.

 

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Notwithstanding the foregoing, Guaranteed Obligations arising under Specified Cash Management Agreements and Specified Derivatives Contracts shall be excluded from the application described above if the Administrative Agent has not received written notice thereof, together with such supporting documentation as the Administrative Agent may request, from the applicable Specified Cash Management Bank or Specified Derivatives Provider, as the case may be. Each Specified Cash Management Bank or Specified Derivatives Provider not a party to this Agreement that has given the notice contemplated by the preceding sentence shall, by such notice, be deemed to have acknowledged and accepted the appointment of the Administrative Agent pursuant to the terms of Article XII. for itself and its Affiliates as if a “Lender” party hereto.

Section 11.6. Letter of Credit Collateral Account.

(a) As collateral security for the prompt payment in full when due of all Letter of Credit Liabilities and the other Obligations, the Borrower hereby pledges and grants to the Administrative Agent, for the ratable benefit of the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks and the Revolving Lenders as provided herein, a security interest in all of its right, title and interest in and to the Letter of Credit Collateral Account and the balances from time to time in the Letter of Credit Collateral Account (including the investments and reinvestments therein provided for below). The balances from time to time in the Letter of Credit Collateral Account shall not constitute payment of any Letter of Credit Liabilities until applied by the Issuing Banks as provided herein. Anything in this Agreement to the contrary notwithstanding, funds held in the Letter of Credit Collateral Account shall be subject to withdrawal only as provided in this Section.

(b) Amounts on deposit in the Letter of Credit Collateral Account shall be invested and reinvested by the Administrative Agent in such Cash Equivalents as the Administrative Agent shall determine in its sole discretion. All such investments and reinvestments shall be held in the name of and be under the sole dominion and control of the Administrative Agent for the ratable benefit of the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks and the Revolving Lenders; provided, that all earnings on such investments and reinvestments will be credited to and retained in the Letter of Credit Collateral Account. The Administrative Agent shall exercise reasonable care in the custody and preservation of any funds held in the Letter of Credit Collateral Account and shall be deemed to have exercised such care if such funds are accorded treatment substantially equivalent to that which the Administrative Agent accords other funds deposited with the Administrative Agent, it being understood that the Administrative Agent shall not have any responsibility for taking any necessary steps to preserve rights against any parties with respect to any funds held in the Letter of Credit Collateral Account.

(c) If a drawing pursuant to any Letter of Credit occurs on or prior to the expiration date of such Letter of Credit, the Borrower and the Revolving Lenders authorize the Administrative Agent to use the monies deposited in the Letter of Credit Collateral Account to reimburse such Issuing Bank for the payment made by such Issuing Bank to the beneficiary with respect to such drawing.

(d) If an Event of Default exists, the Administrative Agent may (and, if instructed by the Requisite Revolving Lenders, shall) in its (or their) discretion at any time and from time to time elect to liquidate any such investments and reinvestments and apply the proceeds thereof to the Obligations in accordance with Section 11.5.

(e) So long as no Default or Event of Default exists, and to the extent amounts on deposit in or credited to the Letter of Credit Collateral Account exceed the aggregate amount of the Letter of Credit Liabilities then due and owing, the Administrative Agent shall, from time to time, at the written request of the Borrower, deliver to the Borrower within 10 Business Days after the Administrative Agent’s receipt of such request from the Borrower, against receipt but without any recourse, warranty or representation whatsoever, such amount of the credit balances in the Letter of Credit Collateral Account as exceeds the aggregate amount of Letter of Credit Liabilities at such time. When all of the Obligations shall have been paid in full and no Letters of Credit remain outstanding, the Administrative Agent shall deliver to the Borrower, against receipt but without any recourse, warranty or representation whatsoever, the balances remaining in the Letter of Credit Collateral Account.

 

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(f) The Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent from time to time such fees as the Administrative Agent normally charges for similar services in connection with the Administrative Agent’s administration of the Letter of Credit Collateral Account and investments and reinvestments of funds therein.

Section 11.7. Rescission of Acceleration by Requisite Lenders.

If at any time after acceleration of the maturity of the Loans and the other Obligations, the Borrower shall pay all arrears of interest and all payments on account of principal of the Obligations which shall have become due otherwise than by acceleration (with interest on principal and, to the extent permitted by Applicable Law, on overdue interest, at the rates specified in this Agreement) and all Events of Default and Defaults (other than nonpayment of principal of and accrued interest on the Obligations due and payable solely by virtue of acceleration) shall become remedied or waived to the satisfaction of the Requisite Lenders, then by written notice to the Borrower, the Requisite Lenders may elect, in the sole discretion of such Requisite Lenders, to rescind and annul the acceleration and its consequences. The provisions of the preceding sentence are intended merely to bind all of the Lenders to a decision which may be made at the election of the Requisite Lenders, and are not intended to benefit the Borrower and do not give the Borrower the right to require the Lenders to rescind or annul any acceleration hereunder, even if the conditions set forth herein are satisfied.

Section 11.8. Performance by Administrative Agent.

If the Borrower or any other Loan Party shall fail to perform any covenant, duty or agreement contained in any of the Loan Documents, the Administrative Agent may, after notice to the Borrower, perform or attempt to perform such covenant, duty or agreement on behalf of the Borrower or such other Loan Party after the expiration of any cure or grace periods set forth herein. In such event, the Borrower shall, at the request of the Administrative Agent, promptly pay any amount reasonably expended by the Administrative Agent in such performance or attempted performance to the Administrative Agent, together with interest thereon at the applicable Post-Default Rate from the date of such expenditure until paid. Notwithstanding the foregoing, neither the Administrative Agent nor any Lender shall have any liability or responsibility whatsoever for the performance of any obligation of the Borrower under this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

Section 11.9. Rights Cumulative.

(a) Generally. The rights and remedies of the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks and the Lenders under this Agreement and each of the other Loan Documents, of the Specified Derivatives Providers under the Specified Derivatives Contracts, and of the Specified Cash Management Banks under the Specified Cash Management Agreements, shall be cumulative and not exclusive of any rights or remedies which any of them may otherwise have under Applicable Law. In exercising their respective rights and remedies the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks, the Lenders, the Specified Derivatives Providers and the Specified Cash Management Banks may be selective and no failure or delay by any such Lender Party in exercising any right shall operate as a waiver of it, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any power or right preclude its other or further exercise or the exercise of any other power or right.

 

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(b) Enforcement by Administrative Agent. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein or in any other Loan Document, the authority to enforce rights and remedies hereunder and under the other Loan Documents against the Loan Parties or any of them shall be vested exclusively in, and all actions and proceedings at law in connection with such enforcement shall be instituted and maintained exclusively by, the Administrative Agent in accordance with Article XI. for the benefit of all the Lenders and the Issuing Banks; provided that the foregoing shall not prohibit (i) the Administrative Agent from exercising on its own behalf the rights and remedies that inure to its benefit (solely in its capacity as Administrative Agent) hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, (ii) the Issuing Banks from exercising the rights and remedies that inure to their benefit (solely in their capacity as an Issuing Bank) hereunder or under the other Loan Documents, (iii) any Specified Derivatives Provider or Specified Cash Management Bank from exercising the rights and remedies that inure to its benefit under any Specified Derivatives Contract or Specified Cash Management Agreement, as applicable, (iv) any Lender from exercising setoff rights in accordance with Section 13.3. (subject to the terms of Section 3.3.), or (v) any Lender from filing proofs of claim or appearing and filing pleadings on its own behalf during the pendency of a proceeding relative to any Loan Party under any Debtor Relief Law; and provided, further, that if at any time there is no Person acting as Administrative Agent hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, then (x) the Requisite Lenders shall have the rights otherwise ascribed to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Article XI. and (y) in addition to the matters set forth in clauses (ii), (iv) and (v) of the preceding proviso and subject to Section 3.3., any Lender may, with the consent of the Requisite Lenders, enforce any rights and remedies available to it and as authorized by the Requisite Lenders.

ARTICLE XII. THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT

Section 12.1. Appointment and Authorization.

Each Lender hereby irrevocably appoints and authorizes the Administrative Agent to take such action as contractual representative on such Lender’s behalf and to exercise such powers under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as are specifically delegated to the Administrative Agent by the terms hereof and thereof, together with such powers as are reasonably incidental thereto. Not in limitation of the foregoing, each Lender authorizes and directs the Administrative Agent to enter into the Loan Documents for the benefit of the Lenders. Each Lender hereby agrees that, except as otherwise set forth herein, any action taken by the Requisite Lenders in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement or the Loan Documents, and the exercise by the Requisite Lenders of the powers set forth herein or therein, together with such other powers as are reasonably incidental thereto, shall be authorized and binding upon all of the Lenders. Nothing herein shall be construed to deem the Administrative Agent a trustee or fiduciary for any Lender or to impose on the Administrative Agent duties or obligations other than those expressly provided for herein. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the use of the terms “Agent”, “Administrative Agent”, “agent” and similar terms in the Loan Documents with reference to the Administrative Agent is not intended to connote any fiduciary or other implied (or express) obligations arising under agency doctrine of any Applicable Law. Instead, use of such terms is merely a matter of market custom, and is intended to create or reflect only an administrative relationship between independent contracting parties. The Administrative Agent shall deliver or otherwise make available to each Lender, promptly upon receipt thereof by the Administrative Agent, copies of each of the financial statements, certificates, notices and other documents delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Article IX. that the Borrower is not otherwise required to deliver directly to the Lenders. The Administrative Agent will furnish to any Lender, upon the request of such Lender, a copy (or, where appropriate, an original) of any document, instrument, agreement, certificate or notice furnished to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Affiliate of the Borrower, pursuant to this Agreement or any other Loan Document not already delivered or otherwise made available to such Lender pursuant to the terms of this Agreement or any such other Loan Document. As to any matters not expressly provided for by the Loan Documents (including, without limitation, enforcement or collection of any of the Obligations), the Administrative Agent shall not be required to

 

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exercise any discretion or take any action, but shall be required to act or to refrain from acting (and shall be fully protected in so acting or refraining from acting) upon the instructions of the Requisite Lenders (or all of the Lenders if explicitly required under any other provision of this Agreement), and such instructions shall be binding upon all Lenders and all holders of any of the Obligations; provided, however, that, notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, the Administrative Agent shall not be required to take any action which exposes the Administrative Agent to personal liability or which is contrary to this Agreement or any other Loan Document or Applicable Law. Not in limitation of the foregoing, the Administrative Agent may exercise any right or remedy it or the Lenders may have under any Loan Document upon the occurrence of a Default or an Event of Default unless the Requisite Lenders have directed the Administrative Agent otherwise. Without limiting the foregoing, no Lender shall have any right of action whatsoever against the Administrative Agent as a result of the Administrative Agent acting or refraining from acting under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents in accordance with the instructions of the Requisite Lenders, or where applicable, all the Lenders.

Section 12.2. Administrative Agent as Lender.

The Lender acting as Administrative Agent shall have the same rights and powers as a Lender, a Specified Derivatives Provider or a Specified Cash Management Bank, as the case may be, under this Agreement, any other Loan Document, any Specified Derivatives Contract or any Specified Cash Management Agreement, as the case may be, as any other Lender, Specified Derivatives Provider or any Specified Cash Management Bank and may exercise the same as though it were not the Administrative Agent; and the term “Lender” or “Lenders” shall, unless otherwise expressly indicated, include the Lender acting as Administrative Agent in each case in its individual capacity. Such Lender and its Affiliates may each accept deposits from, maintain deposits or credit balances for, invest in, lend money to, act as trustee under indentures of, serve as financial advisor to, and generally engage in any kind of business with the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Affiliate thereof as if it were any other bank and without any duty to account therefor to the Issuing Banks, the other Lenders, any Specified Derivatives Providers or any Specified Cash Management Banks. Further, the Administrative Agent and any Affiliate may accept fees and other consideration from the Borrower for services in connection with this Agreement, any Specified Derivatives Contract or any Specified Cash Management Agreement, or otherwise without having to account for the same to the Issuing Banks, the other Lenders, any Specified Derivatives Providers or any Specified Cash Management Banks. The Issuing Banks and the Lenders acknowledge that, pursuant to such activities, the Lender acting as Administrative Agent or its Affiliates may receive information regarding the Borrower, other Loan Parties, other Subsidiaries and other Affiliates (including information that may be subject to confidentiality obligations in favor of such Person) and acknowledge that the Administrative Agent shall be under no obligation to provide such information to them.

Section 12.3. Approvals of Lenders.

All communications from the Administrative Agent to any Lender requesting such Lender’s determination, consent or approval (a) shall be given in the form of a written notice to such Lender, (b) shall be accompanied by a description of the matter or issue as to which such determination, consent or approval is requested, or shall advise such Lender where information, if any, regarding such matter or issue may be inspected, or shall otherwise describe the matter or issue to be resolved and (c) shall include, if reasonably requested by such Lender and to the extent not previously provided to such Lender, written materials provided to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower in respect of the matter or issue to be resolved. Unless a Lender shall give written notice to the Administrative Agent that it specifically objects to the requested determination, consent or approval (together with a reasonable written explanation of the reasons behind such objection) within 10 Business Days (or such lesser or greater period as may be specifically required under the express terms of the Loan Documents) of receipt of such communication, such Lender shall be deemed to have conclusively approved such requested determination, consent or approval.

 

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Section 12.4. Notice of Events of Default.

The Administrative Agent shall not be deemed to have knowledge or notice of the occurrence of a Default or Event of Default unless the Administrative Agent has received notice from a Lender or the Borrower referring to this Agreement, describing with reasonable specificity such Default or Event of Default and stating that such notice is a “notice of default.” If any Lender (excluding the Lender which is also serving as the Administrative Agent) becomes aware of any Default or Event of Default, it shall promptly send to the Administrative Agent such a “notice of default”; provided, a Lender’s failure to provide such a “notice of default” to the Administrative Agent shall not result in any liability of such Lender to any other party to any of the Loan Documents. Further, if the Administrative Agent receives such a “notice of default,” the Administrative Agent shall give prompt notice thereof to the Lenders.

Section 12.5. Administrative Agent’s Reliance.

Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Agreement or any other Loan Documents, neither the Administrative Agent nor any of its Related Parties shall be liable for any action taken or not taken by it under or in connection with this Agreement or any other Loan Document, except for its or their own gross negligence or willful misconduct in connection with its duties expressly set forth herein or therein as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final non-appealable judgment. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Administrative Agent may consult with legal counsel (including its own counsel or counsel for the Borrower or any other Loan Party), independent public accountants and other experts selected by it and shall not be liable for any action taken or omitted to be taken in good faith by it in accordance with the advice of such counsel, accountants or experts. Neither the Administrative Agent nor any of its Related Parties: (a) makes any warranty or representation to any Lender, any Issuing Bank or any other Person, or shall be responsible to any Lender, any Issuing Bank or any other Person for any statement, warranty or representation made or deemed made by the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Person in or in connection with this Agreement or any other Loan Document; (b) shall have any duty to ascertain or to inquire as to the performance or observance of any of the terms, covenants or conditions of this Agreement or any other Loan Document or the satisfaction of any conditions precedent under this Agreement or any Loan Document on the part of the Borrower or other Persons, or to inspect the property, books or records of the Borrower or any other Person; (c) shall be responsible to any Lender or any Issuing Bank for the due execution, legality, validity, enforceability, genuineness, sufficiency or value of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, any other instrument or document furnished pursuant thereto or any collateral covered thereby or the perfection or priority of any Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Lender Parties in any such collateral; (d) shall have any liability in respect of any recitals, statements, certifications, representations or warranties contained in any of the Loan Documents or any other document, instrument, agreement, certificate or statement delivered in connection therewith; or (e) shall incur any liability under or in respect of this Agreement or any other Loan Document by acting upon any notice, consent, certificate or other instrument or writing (which may be by telephone, telecopy or electronic mail) believed by it to be genuine and signed, sent or given by the proper party or parties. The Administrative Agent may execute any of its duties under the Loan Documents by or through agents, employees or attorneys-in-fact and shall not be responsible for the negligence or misconduct of any agent or attorney-in-fact that it selects in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct in the selection of such agent or attorney-in-fact as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final non-appealable judgment.

 

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Section 12.6. Indemnification of Administrative Agent.

Each Lender agrees to indemnify the Administrative Agent (to the extent not reimbursed by the Borrower and without limiting the obligation of the Borrower to do so) pro rata in accordance with such Lender’s respective Pro Rata Share (determined as of the time that the applicable unreimbursed expense or indemnity payment is sought), from and against any and all liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, actions, judgments, suits and reasonable out-of-pocket costs and expenses of any kind or nature whatsoever which may at any time be imposed on, incurred by, or asserted against the Administrative Agent (in its capacity as Administrative Agent but not as a Lender) in any way relating to or arising out of the Loan Documents, any transaction contemplated hereby or thereby or any action taken or omitted by the Administrative Agent under the Loan Documents (collectively, “Indemnifiable Amounts”); provided, however, that no Lender shall be liable for any portion of such Indemnifiable Amounts to the extent resulting from the Administrative Agent’s gross negligence or willful misconduct as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final, non-appealable judgment; provided, further, that no action taken in accordance with the directions of the Requisite Lenders (or all of the Lenders, if expressly required hereunder) shall be deemed to constitute gross negligence or willful misconduct for purposes of this Section. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, each Lender agrees to reimburse the Administrative Agent (to the extent not reimbursed by the Borrower and without limiting the obligation of the Borrower to do so) promptly upon demand for its Pro Rata Share (determined as of the time that the applicable reimbursement is sought) of any out-of-pocket expenses (including the reasonable fees and expenses of the counsel to the Administrative Agent) incurred by the Administrative Agent in connection with the preparation, negotiation, execution, administration, or enforcement (whether through negotiations, legal proceedings, or otherwise) of, or legal advice with respect to the rights or responsibilities of the parties under, the Loan Documents, any suit or action brought by the Administrative Agent to enforce the terms of the Loan Documents and/or collect any Obligations, any “lender liability” suit or claim brought against the Administrative Agent and/or the Lenders, and any claim or suit brought against the Administrative Agent and/or the Lenders arising under any Environmental Laws. Such out-of-pocket expenses (including counsel fees) shall be advanced by the Lenders on the request of the Administrative Agent notwithstanding any claim or assertion that the Administrative Agent is not entitled to indemnification hereunder upon receipt of an undertaking by the Administrative Agent that the Administrative Agent will reimburse the Lenders if it is actually and finally determined by a court of competent jurisdiction that the Administrative Agent is not so entitled to indemnification. The agreements in this Section shall survive the payment of the Loans and all other Obligations and the termination of this Agreement. If the Borrower shall reimburse the Administrative Agent for any Indemnifiable Amount following payment by any Lender to the Administrative Agent in respect of such Indemnifiable Amount pursuant to this Section, the Administrative Agent shall share such reimbursement on a ratable basis with each Lender making any such payment. Solely for the purposes of this Section 12.6., the term “Administrative Agent,” as used in this Section 12.6., shall include the Issuing Banks.

Section 12.7. Lender Credit Decision, Etc.

Each of the Lenders and the Issuing Banks expressly acknowledges and agrees that neither the Administrative Agent nor any of its Related Parties has made any representations or warranties to such Issuing Bank or such Lender and that no act by the Administrative Agent hereafter taken, including any review of the affairs of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary or Affiliate, shall be deemed to constitute any such representation or warranty by the Administrative Agent to any Issuing Bank or any Lender. Each of the Lenders and the Issuing Banks acknowledges that it has made its own credit and legal analysis and decision to enter into this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent, any other Lender or counsel to the Administrative Agent, or any of their respective Related Parties, and based on the financial

 

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statements of the Borrower, the other Loan Parties, the other Subsidiaries and other Affiliates, and inquiries of such Persons, its independent due diligence of the business and affairs of the Borrower, the other Loan Parties, the other Subsidiaries and other Persons, its review of the Loan Documents, the legal opinions required to be delivered to it hereunder, the advice of its own counsel and such other documents and information as it has deemed appropriate. Each of the Lenders and the Issuing Banks also acknowledges that it will, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent, any other Lender or counsel to the Administrative Agent or any of their respective Related Parties, and based on such review, advice, documents and information as it shall deem appropriate at the time, continue to make its own decisions in taking or not taking action under the Loan Documents. The Administrative Agent shall not be required to keep itself informed as to the performance or observance by the Borrower or any other Loan Party of the Loan Documents or any other document referred to or provided for therein or to inspect the properties or books of, or make any other investigation of, the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary. Except for notices, reports and other documents and information expressly required to be furnished to the Lenders and the Issuing Banks by the Administrative Agent under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents, the Administrative Agent shall have no duty or responsibility to provide any Lender or any Issuing Bank with any credit or other information concerning the business, operations, property, financial and other condition or creditworthiness of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Affiliate thereof which may come into possession of the Administrative Agent or any of its Related Parties. Each of the Lenders and the Issuing Banks acknowledges that the Administrative Agent’s legal counsel in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement is only acting as counsel to the Administrative Agent and is not acting as counsel to any Lender or any Issuing Bank.

Section 12.8. Successor Administrative Agent.

The Administrative Agent (a) may resign at any time as Administrative Agent under the Loan Documents by giving written notice thereof to the Lenders and the Borrower or (b) may be removed by the Borrower or the Requisite Lenders at any time that the Administrative Agent, in its capacity as a Lender, is a Defaulting Lender. Upon any such resignation or removal, the Requisite Lenders shall have the right to appoint a successor Administrative Agent which appointment shall, provided no Event of Default exists, be subject to the Borrower’s approval, which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed. If no successor Administrative Agent shall have been so appointed in accordance with the immediately preceding sentence, and shall have accepted such appointment, within 30 days after the current Administrative Agent’s giving of notice of resignation or notice of removal, then the current Administrative Agent may, on behalf of the Lenders and the Issuing Bank, appoint a successor Administrative Agent, which shall be a Lender, if any Lender shall be willing to serve, and otherwise shall be an Eligible Assignee (but in no event shall any such successor Administrative Agent be a Defaulting Lender or an Affiliate of a Defaulting Lender); provided that if the Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrower and the Lenders that no Lender has accepted such appointment, then such resignation or removal shall nonetheless become effective in accordance with such notice and (1) the Administrative Agent shall be discharged from its duties and obligations hereunder and under the other Loan Documents and (2) all payments, communications and determinations provided to be made by, to or through the Administrative Agent shall instead be made to each Lender and each Issuing Bank directly, until such time as a successor Administrative Agent has been appointed as provided for above in this Section; provided, further that such Lenders and such Issuing Banks so acting directly shall be and be deemed to be protected by all indemnities and other provisions herein for the benefit and protection of the Administrative Agent as if each such Lender or Issuing Bank were itself the Administrative Agent. Upon the acceptance of any appointment as Administrative Agent hereunder by a successor Administrative Agent, such successor Administrative Agent shall thereupon succeed to and become vested with all the rights, powers, privileges and duties of the current Administrative Agent, and the current Administrative Agent shall be discharged from its duties and obligations under the Loan Documents. Any resignation or

 

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removal by an Administrative Agent shall also constitute the resignation as an Issuing Bank by the Lender then acting as Administrative Agent (the “Resigning Lender”). Upon the acceptance of a successor’s appointment as Administrative Agent hereunder (i) the Resigning Lender shall be discharged from all duties and obligations of an Issuing Bank hereunder and under the other Loan Documents and (ii) the successor Administrative Agent, in its capacity as an Issuing Bank shall issue letters of credit in substitution for all Letters of Credit issued by the Resigning Lender as Issuing Bank outstanding at the time of such succession (which letters of credit issued in substitution shall be deemed to be Letters of Credit issued hereunder) or make other arrangements satisfactory to the Resigning Lender to effectively assume the obligations of the Resigning Lender with respect to such Letters of Credit. After any Administrative Agent’s resignation or removal hereunder as Administrative Agent, the provisions of this Article XII. shall continue to inure to its benefit as to any actions taken or omitted to be taken by it while it was Administrative Agent under the Loan Documents. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, the Administrative Agent may assign its rights and duties under the Loan Documents to any of its Affiliates by giving the Borrower and each Lender prior written notice.

Section 12.9. Titled Agents.

Each of the Arrangers and Syndication Agents (each, a “Titled Agent”) in each such respective capacity, assumes no responsibility or obligation hereunder, including, without limitation, for servicing, enforcement or collection of any of the Loans, nor any duties as an agent hereunder for the Lenders. The titles given to the Titled Agents are solely honorific and imply no fiduciary responsibility on the part of the Titled Agents to the Administrative Agent, any Lender, the Issuing Bank, the Borrower or any other Loan Party and the use of such titles does not impose on the Titled Agents any duties or obligations greater than those of any other Lender or entitle the Titled Agents to any rights other than those to which any other Lender is entitled.

Section 12.10. Specified Derivatives Contracts and Specified Cash Management Agreements.

No Specified Cash Management Bank or Specified Derivatives Provider that obtains the benefits of Section 11.5. by virtue of the provisions hereof or of any Loan Document shall have any right to notice of any action or to consent to, direct or object to any action hereunder or under any other Loan Document or otherwise in respect of any Loan Document or the Collateral other than in its capacity as a Lender and, in such case, only to the extent expressly provided in the Loan Documents. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article to the contrary, the Administrative Agent shall not be required to verify the payment of, or that other satisfactory arrangements have been made with respect to, Specified Cash Management Agreements and Specified Derivatives Contracts unless the Administrative Agent has received written notice of such Specified Cash Management Agreements and Specified Derivatives Contracts, together with such supporting documentation as the Administrative Agent may request, from the applicable Specified Cash Management Bank or Specified Derivatives Provider, as the case may be.

Section 12.11. Erroneous Payments.

(a) Each Lender, each Issuing Bank and any other party hereto hereby severally agrees that if (i) the Administrative Agent notifies (which such notice shall be conclusive absent manifest error) such Lender or Issuing Bank or any other Secured Party (or the Lender Affiliate of a Secured Party) or any other Person that has received funds from the Administrative Agent or any of its Affiliates, either for its own account or on behalf of a Lender, Issuing Bank or other Secured Party (each such recipient, a “Payment Recipient”) that the Administrative Agent has determined in its sole discretion that any funds received by such Payment Recipient were erroneously transmitted to, or otherwise erroneously or mistakenly received by, such Payment Recipient (whether or not known to such Payment Recipient) or

 

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(ii) any Payment Recipient receives any payment from the Administrative Agent (or any of its Affiliates) (x) that is in a different amount than, or on a different date from, that specified in a notice of payment, prepayment or repayment sent by the Administrative Agent (or any of its Affiliates) with respect to such payment, prepayment or repayment, as applicable, (y) that was not preceded or accompanied by a notice of payment, prepayment or repayment sent by the Administrative Agent (or any of its Affiliates) with respect to such payment, prepayment or repayment, as applicable, or (z) that such Payment Recipient otherwise becomes aware was transmitted or received in error or by mistake (in whole or in part) then, in each case, an error in payment shall be presumed to have been made (any such amounts specified in clauses (i) or (ii) of this Section 12.11(a), whether received as a payment, prepayment or repayment of principal, interest, fees, distribution or otherwise; individually and collectively, an “Erroneous Payment”), then, in each case, such Payment Recipient is deemed to have knowledge of such error at the time of its receipt of such Erroneous Payment; provided that nothing in this Section shall require the Administrative Agent to provide any of the notices specified in clauses (i) or (ii) above. Each Payment Recipient agrees that it shall not assert any right or claim to any Erroneous Payment, and hereby waives any claim, counterclaim, defense or right of set-off or recoupment with respect to any demand, claim or counterclaim by the Administrative Agent for the return of any Erroneous Payments, including without limitation waiver of any defense based on “discharge for value” or any similar doctrine.

(b) Without limiting the immediately preceding clause (a), each Payment Recipient agrees that, in the case of clause (a)(ii) above, it shall promptly notify the Administrative Agent in writing of such occurrence.

(c) In the case of either clause (a)(i) or (a)(ii) above, such Erroneous Payment shall at all times remain the property of the Administrative Agent and shall be segregated by the Payment Recipient and held in trust for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, and upon demand from the Administrative Agent such Payment Recipient shall (or, shall cause any Person who received any portion of an Erroneous Payment on its behalf to), promptly, but in all events no later than two Business Days thereafter, return to the Administrative Agent the amount of any such Erroneous Payment (or portion thereof) as to which such a demand was made in same day funds and in the currency so received, together with interest thereon in respect of each day from and including the date such Erroneous Payment (or portion thereof) was received by such Payment Recipient to the date such amount is repaid to the Administrative Agent at the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation from time to time in effect.

(d) In the event that an Erroneous Payment (or portion thereof) is not recovered by the Administrative Agent for any reason, after demand therefor by the Administrative Agent in accordance with immediately preceding clause (c), from any Lender that is a Payment Recipient or an Affiliate of a Payment Recipient (such unrecovered amount as to such Lender, an “Erroneous Payment Return Deficiency”), then at the sole discretion of the Administrative Agent and upon the Administrative Agent’s written notice to such Lender (i) such Lender shall be deemed to have made a cashless assignment of the full face amount of the portion of its Loans (but not its Commitments) of the relevant Class with respect to which such Erroneous Payment was made (the “Erroneous Payment Impacted Class”) to the Administrative Agent or, at the option of the Administrative Agent, the Administrative Agent’s applicable lending affiliate in an amount that is equal to the Erroneous Payment Return Deficiency (or such lesser amount as the Administrative Agent may specify) (such assignment of the Loans (but not Commitments) of the Erroneous Payment Impacted Class, the “Erroneous Payment Deficiency Assignment”) plus any accrued and unpaid interest on such assigned amount, without further consent or approval of any party hereto and without any payment by the Administrative Agent or its applicable lending affiliate as the assignee of such Erroneous Payment Deficiency Assignment. The parties hereto acknowledge and agree that (1) any assignment contemplated in this clause (d) shall be made without any requirement for any payment or other consideration paid by the applicable assignee or received by the assignor, (2) the provisions of this clause (d) shall govern in the event of any conflict with the terms and conditions of Section 13.5 and (3) the Administrative Agent may reflect such assignments in the Register without further consent or action by any other Person.

 

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(e) Each party hereto hereby agrees that (x) in the event an Erroneous Payment (or portion thereof) is not recovered from any Payment Recipient that has received such Erroneous Payment (or portion thereof) for any reason, the Administrative Agent (1) shall be subrogated to all the rights of such Payment Recipient with respect to such amount and (2) is authorized to set off, net and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Payment Recipient under any Loan Document, or otherwise payable or distributable by the Administrative Agent to such Payment Recipient from any source, against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this Section 12.11 or under the indemnification provisions of this Agreement, (y) the receipt of an Erroneous Payment by a Payment Recipient shall not for the purpose of this Agreement be treated as a payment, prepayment, repayment, discharge or other satisfaction of any Obligations owed by the Borrower or any other Loan Party, except, in each case, to the extent such Erroneous Payment is, and solely with respect to the amount of such Erroneous Payment that is, comprised of funds received by the Administrative Agent from the Borrower or any other Loan Party for the purpose of making a payment on the Obligations and (z) to the extent that an Erroneous Payment was in any way or at any time credited as payment or satisfaction of any of the Obligations, the Obligations or any part thereof that were so credited, and all rights of the Payment Recipient, as the case may be, shall be reinstated and continue in full force and effect as if such payment or satisfaction had never been received; provided, that this Section 12.11 shall not be interpreted to increase (or accelerate the due date for), or have the effect of increasing (or accelerating the due date for), the Obligations of the Loan Parties relative to the amount (and/or timing for payment) of the Obligations that would have been payable had such Erroneous Payment not been made by the Administrative Agent.

(f) Each party’s obligations under this Section 12.11 shall survive the resignation or replacement of the Administrative Agent or any transfer of right or obligations by, or the replacement of, a Lender, the termination of the Commitments or the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all Obligations (or any portion thereof) under any Loan Document.

(g) Nothing in this Section 12.11 will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of the Administrative Agent hereunder arising from any Payment Recipient’s receipt of an Erroneous Payment.

Section 12.12. Collateral and Guaranty Matters.

The Lenders (including with respect to any Specified Derivatives Contract or Specified Cash Management Agreement) irrevocably authorize the Administrative Agent, at its option and in its discretion, to take each of the following actions (or to direct the Collateral Agent to take such actions, as applicable):

(a) to release any Lien on any property granted to or held by the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent under any Loan Document (i) upon termination of the Commitments and payment in full of all Obligations (other than (A) contingent indemnification obligations, (B) obligations in respect of Letters of Credit that have been Cash Collateralized or back-stopped and (C) obligations and liabilities under Specified Derivatives Contract or Specified Cash Management Agreement), (ii) that is sold, distributed, contributed, transferred or otherwise disposed of or to be sold, distributed, contributed, transferred or otherwise disposed of as part of or in connection with any sale, distribution, contribution, transfer or other disposition permitted hereunder or under any other Loan Document to a Person that is not a Loan Party, (iii) if approved, authorized or ratified in writing in accordance with Section 13.6, (iv) in the Equity Interests of any Person that becomes an Excluded Subsidiary or ceases to be a Guarantor as a result of a transaction permitted under the Loan Documents or (v) as provided in the Intercreditor Agreement;

 

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(b) to release any Guarantor from its obligations under the Guaranty (i) in accordance with Section 8.14, (ii) if such Person becomes an Excluded Subsidiary as a result of a transaction permitted under the Loan Documents or (iii) such Person ceases to be a Subsidiary as a result of a transaction permitted under the Loan Documents;

(c) to subordinate any Lien on any property granted to or held by the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent under any Loan Document to the holder of any Permitted Lien (other than Liens securing the CMBS Term Loan Facility).

Upon request by the Administrative Agent at any time, the Requisite Lenders will confirm in writing the Administrative Agent’s authority to release or subordinate its (or to direct the Collateral Agent to release or subordinate its) interest in particular types or items of property, or to release any Guarantor from its obligations under the Guaranty pursuant to this Section 12.12. In each case as specified in this Section 12.12, the Administrative Agent will (or will direct the Collateral Agent to), at the Borrower’s expense, execute and deliver to the applicable Loan Party such documents as such Loan Party may reasonably request to evidence the release of such item of Collateral from the assignment and security interest granted under the Loan Documents or to subordinate its interest in such item, or to release such Guarantor from its obligations under the Guaranty, in each case in accordance with the terms of the Loan Documents and this Section 12.12.

The Administrative Agent shall not be responsible for or have a duty to ascertain or inquire into any representation or warranty regarding the existence, value or collectability of the Collateral, the existence, priority or perfection of the Administrative Agent’s Lien thereon, or any certificate prepared by any Loan Party in connection therewith, nor shall the Administrative Agent be responsible or liable to the Lenders for any failure to monitor or maintain any portion of the Collateral.

Section 12.13. Certain ERISA Matters.

(a) Each Lender (x) represents and warrants, as of the date such Person became a Lender party hereto, to, and (y) covenants, from the date such Person became a Lender party hereto to the date such Person ceases being a Lender party hereto, for the benefit of, the Administrative Agent and its Affiliates, and not, for the avoidance of doubt, to or for the benefit of the Borrower or any other Loan Party, that at least one of the following is and will be true:

(i) such Lender is not using “plan assets” (within the meaning of 29 CFR § 2510.3-101, as modified by Section 3(42) of ERISA) of one or more Benefit Plans in connection with the Loans, the Letters of Credit or the Commitments;

(ii) the prohibited transaction exemption set forth in one or more PTEs, such as PTE 84-14 (a class exemption for certain transactions determined by independent qualified professional asset managers), PTE 95-60 (a class exemption for certain transactions involving insurance company general accounts), PTE 90-1 (a class exemption for certain transactions involving insurance company pooled separate accounts), PTE 91-38 (a class exemption for certain transactions involving bank collective investment funds) or PTE 96-23 (a class exemption for certain transactions determined by in-house asset managers), is applicable with respect to such Lender’s entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Commitments and this Agreement;

 

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(iii) (A) such Lender is an investment fund managed by a “Qualified Professional Asset Manager” (within the meaning of Part VI of PTE 84-14), (B) such Qualified Professional Asset Manager made the investment decision on behalf of such Lender to enter into, participate in, administer and perform the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Commitments and this Agreement, (C) the entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Commitments and this Agreement satisfies the requirements of subsections (b) through (g) of Part I of PTE 84-14, and (D) to the best knowledge of such Lender, the requirements of subsection (a) of Part I of PTE 84-14 are satisfied with respect to such Lender’s entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Commitments and this Agreement; or

(iv) such other representation, warranty and covenant as may be agreed in writing between the Administrative Agent, in its sole discretion, and such Lender.

(b) In addition, unless either subclause (i) in the immediately preceding clause (a) is true with respect to a Lender or such Lender has provided another representation, warranty and covenant as provided in subclause (iv) in the immediately preceding clause (a), such Lender further (x) represents and warrants, as of the date such Person became a Lender party hereto, to, and (y) covenants, from the date such Person became a Lender party hereto to the date such Person ceases being a Lender party hereto, for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and its Affiliates, and not, for the avoidance of doubt, to or for the benefit of the Borrower or any other Loan Party, that neither the Administrative Agent, nor any of its Affiliates is a fiduciary with respect to the assets of such Lender (including in connection with the reservation or exercise of any rights by the Administrative Agent under this Agreement, any Loan Document or any documents related to hereto or thereto).

Section 12.14. Intercreditor Agreement.

The Administrative Agent and the Collateral Agent are authorized to enter into the Intercreditor Agreement (and any amendments, amendments and restatements, restatements or waivers of or supplements to or other modifications to the Intercreditor Agreement), and the parties hereto acknowledge that the Intercreditor Agreement will be binding upon them. Each Lender (a) hereby agrees that it will be bound by and will take no actions contrary to the provisions of the Intercreditor Agreement and (b) hereby authorizes and instructs the Administrative Agent and the Collateral Agent to enter into the Intercreditor Agreement (and any amendments, amendments and restatements, restatements or waivers of or supplements to or other modifications to the Intercreditor Agreement) and to subject the Liens on the Collateral securing the Guaranteed Obligations to the provisions of the Intercreditor Agreement.

ARTICLE XIII. MISCELLANEOUS

Section 13.1. Notices.

Unless otherwise provided herein (including without limitation as provided in Section 9.5.), communications provided for hereunder shall be in writing and shall be mailed, telecopied, or delivered as follows:

If to the Borrower:

Orion Office REIT LP

2325 E. Camelback Road, Suite 850

Phoenix, AZ 85016

Attn: General Counsel, Real Estate

Email: RELegal@onlreit.com

 

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If to the Administrative Agent:

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

401 B Street, 11th Floor

San Diego, CA 92101

Attn: Dale Northup

Telephone: (619) 699-3025

dale.a.northup@wellsfargo.com

with a copy to

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

1512 Eureka Road, Suite 350

Roseville, CA 95661

Attn: Patty Cabrera

Telephone: (916) 788-4672

pcabrera@wellsfargo.com

If to the Administrative Agent under Article II.:

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

600 S. 4th Street, 8th Floor

Minneapolis, MN 55415

Attn: Kirby Wilson

Telephone: (612) 667-6009

kirby.d.wilson@wellsfargo.com

If to Wells Fargo, as an Issuing Bank:

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

401 B Street, 11th Floor

San Diego, CA 92101

Attn: Dale Northup

Telephone: (619) 699-3025

dale.a.northup@wellsfargo.com

with a copy to

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

1512 Eureka Road, Suite 350

Roseville, CA 95661

Attn: Patty Cabrera

Telephone: (916) 788-4672

pcabrera@wellsfargo.com

 

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If to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as an Issuing Bank:

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

10 S Dearborn Street, Floor 19

Chicago, IL 60603-2300

Attn: Letter of Credit Team

Telephone: (855) 609-9959

chicago.lc.agency.closing.team@jpmchase.com

If to TD Bank, N.A., as an Issuing Bank:

 

                                         

TD Bank, N.A.

203 Trumbull Street

Hartford, CT 06103

Attn: Nathan Bondini

Telephone: (860) 757-5236

If to any other Lender:

To such Lender’s address or telecopy number as set forth in the applicable Administrative Questionnaire

or, as to each party at such other address as shall be designated by such party in a written notice to the other parties delivered in compliance with this Section; provided, a Lender and an Issuing Bank shall only be required to give notice of any such other address to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower. All such notices and other communications shall be effective (i) if mailed, upon the first to occur of receipt or the expiration of 3 days after the deposit in the United States Postal Service mail, postage prepaid and addressed to the address of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks and Lenders at the addresses specified; (ii) if telecopied, when transmitted; (iii) if hand delivered or sent by overnight courier, when delivered; or (iv) if delivered in accordance with Section 9.5. to the extent applicable; provided, however, that, in the case of the immediately preceding clauses (i), (ii) and (iii), non-receipt of any communication as of the result of any change of address of which the sending party was not notified or as the result of a refusal to accept delivery shall be deemed receipt of such communication. Notwithstanding the immediately preceding sentence, all notices or communications to the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or any Lender under Article II. shall be effective only when actually received. None of the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or any Lender shall incur any liability to any Loan Party (nor shall the Administrative Agent incur any liability to any Issuing Bank or the Lenders) for acting upon any telephonic notice referred to in this Agreement which the Administrative Agent, such Issuing Bank or such Lender, as the case may be, believes in good faith to have been given by a Person authorized to deliver such notice or for otherwise acting in good faith hereunder. Failure of a Person designated to get a copy of a notice to receive such copy shall not affect the validity of notice properly given to another Person.

Section 13.2. Expenses.

The Borrower agrees (a) to pay or reimburse the Administrative Agent for all of its reasonable and documented out-of-pocket costs and expenses incurred in connection with the preparation, negotiation and execution of, and any amendment, supplement or modification to, any of the Loan Documents (including due diligence expenses and reasonable travel expenses related to closing), and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, including the reasonable and

 

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documented fees and disbursements of one primary counsel to the Administrative Agent and one local counsel to the Administrative Agent in each applicable jurisdiction and all costs and expenses of the Administrative Agent in connection with the use of IntraLinks, SyndTrak or other similar information transmission systems in connection with the Loan Documents and the reasonable and documented fees and disbursements of one primary counsel to the Administrative Agent and one local counsel to the Administrative Agent in each applicable jurisdiction relating to all such activities, (b) to pay or reimburse the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks and the Lenders for all their reasonable and documented costs and expenses incurred in connection with the enforcement or preservation of any rights under the Loan Documents, including the reasonable fees and disbursements of one primary counsel for all such Persons, taken as a whole, and one local counsel in each applicable jurisdiction for all such Persons, taken as a whole (and solely, in the case of a conflict of interest, one additional counsel for each group of similarly situated affected Persons, taken as a whole) and any payments in indemnification or otherwise payable by the Lenders to the Administrative Agent pursuant to the Loan Documents, (c) to pay, and indemnify and hold harmless the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks and the Lenders from, any and all recording and filing fees and any and all liabilities with respect to, or resulting from any failure to pay or delay in paying, documentary, stamp, excise and other similar taxes, if any, which may be payable or determined to be payable in connection with the execution and delivery of any of the Loan Documents, or consummation of any amendment, supplement or modification of, or any waiver or consent under or in respect of, any Loan Document and (d) to the extent not already covered by any of the preceding subsections, to pay or reimburse the reasonable and documented fees and disbursements of one primary counsel to the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks and the Lenders, taken as a whole, and one local counsel in each applicable jurisdiction to such Persons, taken as a whole (and solely, in the case of a conflict of interest, one additional counsel for each group of similarly situated affected Persons, taken as a whole) incurred in connection with the representation of the Administrative Agent, such Issuing Bank or such Lender in any matter relating to or arising out of any bankruptcy or other proceeding of the type described in Sections 11.1.(e) or 11.1.(f), including, without limitation (i) any motion for relief from any stay or similar order, (ii) the negotiation, preparation, execution and delivery of any document relating to the Obligations and (iii) the negotiation and preparation of any debtor-in-possession financing or any plan of reorganization of the Borrower or any other Loan Party, whether proposed by the Borrower, such Loan Party, the Lenders or any other Person, and whether such fees and expenses are incurred prior to, during or after the commencement of such proceeding or the confirmation or conclusion of any such proceeding. If the Borrower shall fail to pay any amounts required to be paid by it pursuant to this Section, the Administrative Agent and/or the Lenders may pay such amounts on behalf of the Borrower and such amounts shall be deemed to be Obligations owing hereunder.    For the avoidance of doubt, other than for clause (c) of this Section 13.2, this Section 13.2 shall not relate to any Taxes.

Section 13.3. Setoff.

Subject to Section 3.3. and in addition to any rights now or hereafter granted under Applicable Law and not by way of limitation of any such rights, the Borrower hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank, each Lender, each Affiliate of the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or any Lender, and each Participant, at any time or from time to time while an Event of Default exists, without notice to the Borrower or to any other Person, any such notice being hereby expressly waived (except in the case of an Issuing Bank, a Lender, an Affiliate of an Issuing Bank or a Lender, or a Participant, which shall deliver prior written notice to the Administrative Agent of the intent to exercise its rights pursuant to this Section 13.3.), to set off and to appropriate and to apply any and all deposits (general or special, including, but not limited to, indebtedness evidenced by certificates of deposit, whether matured or unmatured) (other than third party funds) and any other indebtedness at any time held or owing by the Administrative Agent, such Issuing Bank, such Lender, any Affiliate of the Administrative Agent, such Issuing Bank or such Lender, or such Participant, to or for the credit or the account of the Borrower against and on account of any of the Obligations, irrespective of whether or not

 

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any or all of the Loans and all other Obligations have been declared to be, or have otherwise become, due and payable as permitted by Section 11.2., and although such Obligations shall be contingent or unmatured. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section, if any Defaulting Lender shall exercise any such right of setoff, (x) all amounts so set off shall be paid over immediately to the Administrative Agent for further application in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.9. and, pending such payment, shall be segregated by such Defaulting Lender from its other funds and deemed held in trust for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks and the Lenders and (y) such Defaulting Lender shall provide promptly to the Administrative Agent a statement describing in reasonable detail the Obligations owing to such Defaulting Lender as to which it exercised such right of setoff.

Section 13.4. Litigation; Jurisdiction; Other Matters; Waivers.

(a) EACH PARTY HERETO ACKNOWLEDGES THAT ANY DISPUTE OR CONTROVERSY BETWEEN OR AMONG THE BORROWER, THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT, ANY ISSUING BANK OR ANY OF THE LENDERS WOULD BE BASED ON DIFFICULT AND COMPLEX ISSUES OF LAW AND FACT AND WOULD RESULT IN DELAY AND EXPENSE TO THE PARTIES. ACCORDINGLY, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, EACH OF THE LENDERS, THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT, THE ISSUING BANKS AND THE BORROWER HEREBY WAIVES ITS RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING OF ANY KIND OR NATURE IN ANY COURT OR TRIBUNAL IN WHICH AN ACTION MAY BE COMMENCED BY OR AGAINST ANY PARTY HERETO ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT OR BY REASON OF ANY OTHER SUIT, CAUSE OF ACTION OR DISPUTE WHATSOEVER BETWEEN OR AMONG THE BORROWER, THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT, ANY ISSUING BANK OR ANY OF THE LENDERS OF ANY KIND OR NATURE RELATING TO ANY OF THE LOAN DOCUMENTS.

(b) THE BORROWER AND EACH OTHER LOAN PARTY IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY AGREES THAT IT WILL NOT COMMENCE ANY ACTION, LITIGATION OR PROCEEDING OF ANY KIND OR DESCRIPTION, WHETHER IN LAW OR EQUITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR IN TORT OR OTHERWISE, AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT, ANY LENDER, ANY ISSUING BANK, OR ANY RELATED PARTY OF THE FOREGOING IN ANY WAY RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS RELATING HERETO OR THERETO, IN ANY FORUM OTHER THAN THE COURTS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SITTING IN NEW YORK COUNTY, AND OF THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, AND ANY APPELLATE COURT FROM ANY THEREOF, AND EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY SUBMITS TO THE JURISDICTION OF SUCH COURTS AND AGREES THAT ALL CLAIMS IN RESPECT OF ANY SUCH ACTION, LITIGATION OR PROCEEDING MAY BE HEARD AND DETERMINED IN SUCH NEW YORK STATE COURT OR, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN SUCH FEDERAL COURT. EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO AGREES THAT A FINAL JUDGMENT IN ANY SUCH ACTION, LITIGATION OR PROCEEDING SHALL BE CONCLUSIVE AND MAY BE ENFORCED IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS BY SUIT ON THE JUDGMENT OR IN ANY OTHER MANNER PROVIDED BY LAW. NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT OR IN ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT SHALL AFFECT ANY RIGHT THAT THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT, ANY LENDER OR ANY ISSUING BANK MAY OTHERWISE HAVE TO BRING ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT AGAINST THE BORROWER OR ANY OTHER LOAN PARTY OR ITS PROPERTIES IN THE COURTS OF ANY JURISDICTION. EACH PARTY FURTHER WAIVES ANY OBJECTION THAT IT MAY NOW OR HEREAFTER HAVE TO THE VENUE OF ANY SUCH ACTION OR PROCEEDING IN ANY SUCH COURT OR THAT SUCH ACTION OR PROCEEDING WAS BROUGHT IN AN INCONVENIENT FORUM AND EACH AGREES NOT TO PLEAD OR CLAIM THE SAME.

 

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(c) THE BORROWER HEREBY WAIVES PERSONAL SERVICE OF THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT, OR OTHER PROCESS OR PAPERS ISSUED THEREIN, AND AGREES THAT SERVICE OF SUCH SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT, OR OTHER PROCESS OR PAPERS MAY BE MADE BY REGISTERED OR CERTIFIED MAIL ADDRESSED TO THE BORROWER AT ITS ADDRESS FOR NOTICES PROVIDED FOR HEREIN.

(d) THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED BY EACH PARTY WITH THE ADVICE OF COUNSEL AND WITH A FULL UNDERSTANDING OF THE LEGAL CONSEQUENCES THEREOF, AND SHALL SURVIVE THE PAYMENT OF THE LOANS AND ALL OTHER AMOUNTS PAYABLE HEREUNDER OR UNDER THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS, THE TERMINATION OR EXPIRATION OF ALL LETTERS OF CREDIT AND THE TERMINATION OF THIS AGREEMENT.

Section 13.5. Successors and Assigns.

(a) Successors and Assigns Generally. The provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns permitted hereby, except that neither the Borrower nor Parent may assign or otherwise transfer any of its rights or obligations hereunder or under any other Loan Document without the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent and each Lender, and no Lender may assign or otherwise transfer any of its rights or obligations hereunder except (i) to an Eligible Assignee in accordance with the provisions of the immediately following subsection (b), (ii) by way of participation in accordance with the provisions of the immediately following subsection (d) or (iii) by way of pledge or assignment of a security interest subject to the restrictions of the immediately following subsection (e) (and, subject to the last sentence of the immediately following subsection (b), any other attempted assignment or transfer by any party hereto shall be null and void). Nothing in this Agreement, expressed or implied, shall be construed to confer upon any Person (other than the parties hereto, their respective successors and assigns permitted hereby, Participants to the extent provided in the immediately following subsection (d) and, to the extent expressly contemplated hereby, the Related Parties of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders) any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under or by reason of this Agreement.

(b) Assignments by Lenders. Any Lender may at any time assign to one or more Eligible Assignees all or a portion of its rights and obligations under this Agreement (including all or a portion of its Commitment and the Loans at the time owing to it); provided that any such assignment shall be subject to the following conditions:

(i) Minimum Amounts.

(A) in the case of an assignment of the entire remaining amount of an assigning Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment and/or the Revolving Loans at the time owing to it, or in the case of an assignment of the entire remaining amount of an assigning Term Loan Lender’s Term Loan Commitment of a Class or Term Loans of a Class at the time owing to it, or in the case of an assignment to a Lender, an Affiliate of a Lender or an Approved Fund, no minimum amount need be assigned; and

 

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(B) in any case not described in the immediately preceding subsection (A), the aggregate amount of the Revolving Commitment (which for this purpose includes Revolving Loans outstanding thereunder) or, if the applicable Revolving Commitment is not then in effect, the principal outstanding balance of the Revolving Loans of the assigning Lender subject to each such assignment, and the principal outstanding balance of the Term Loan of a Class subject to such assignment (in each case, determined as of the date the Assignment and Assumption with respect to such assignment is delivered to the Administrative Agent or, if “Trade Date” is specified in the Assignment and Assumption, as of the Trade Date) shall not be less than $5,000,000 in the case of any assignment of a Revolving Commitment and $1,000,000 in the case of any assignment in respect of a Term Loan, unless each of the Administrative Agent and, so long as no Event of Default shall exist, the Borrower otherwise consents (each such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed); provided, however, that if, after giving effect to such assignment, the amount of the Revolving Commitment held by such assigning Lender or the outstanding principal balance of the Loans of such Class of such assigning Lender, as applicable, would be less than $5,000,000 in the case of a Revolving Commitment or Revolving Loans or $1,000,000 in the case of a Term Loan, then such assigning Lender shall assign the entire amount of its Revolving Commitment and the Loans of such Class at the time owing to it.

(ii) Proportionate Amounts. Each partial assignment shall be made as an assignment of a proportionate part of all the assigning Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement with respect to the Loan or the Revolving Commitment assigned.

(iii) Required Consents. No consent shall be required for any assignment except to the extent required by clause (i)(B) of this subsection (b) and, in addition:

(A) the consent of the Borrower (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) shall be required unless (x) a Default or Event of Default shall exist at the time of such assignment or (y) such assignment is to a Lender, an Affiliate of a Lender or an Approved Fund; provided that the Borrower shall be deemed to have consented to any such assignment unless it shall object thereto by written notice to the Administrative Agent within 10 Business Days after having received notice thereof; and

(B) the consent of the Administrative Agent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) shall be required for assignments in respect of (x) a Revolving Commitment or any unfunded Term Loan Commitments of a Class if such assignment is to a Person that is not already a Lender with a Commitment of such Class, an Affiliate of such a Lender or an Approved Fund with respect to such a Lender or (y) a Term Loan to a Person who is not a Lender, an Affiliate of a Lender or an Approved Fund; and

(C) the consent of the Issuing Banks shall be required for any assignment in respect of a Revolving Commitment.

(iv) Assignment and Assumption; Notes. The parties to each assignment shall execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent an Assignment and Assumption, together with a processing and recordation fee of $4,500 for each assignment (which fee the Administrative Agent may, in its sole discretion, elect to waive), and the assignee, if it is not a Lender, shall deliver to the Administrative Agent an Administrative Questionnaire. If requested by the transferor Lender or the assignee, upon the consummation of any assignment, the transferor Lender, the Administrative Agent and the Borrower shall make appropriate arrangements so that new Notes are issued to the assignee and such transferor Lender, as appropriate.

 

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(v) No Assignment to Certain Persons. No such assignment shall be made to (A) the Borrower or any of the Borrower’s Affiliates or Subsidiaries or (B) to any Defaulting Lender or any of its Subsidiaries, or to any Person who, upon becoming a Lender hereunder, would constitute a Defaulting Lender or a Subsidiary thereof.

(vi) No Assignment to Natural Persons. No such assignment shall be made to a natural Person (or a holding company, investment vehicle or trust for, or owned and operated for the primary benefit of, a natural Person).

(vii) Certain Additional Payments. In connection with any assignment of rights and obligations of any Defaulting Lender hereunder, no such assignment shall be effective unless and until, in addition to the other conditions thereto set forth herein, the parties to the assignment shall make such additional payments to the Administrative Agent in an aggregate amount sufficient, upon distribution thereof as appropriate (which may be outright payment, purchases by the assignee of participations or subparticipations, or other compensating actions, including funding, with the consent of the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, the applicable pro rata share of Loans previously requested but not funded by the Defaulting Lender, to each of which the applicable assignee and assignor hereby irrevocably consent), to (x) pay and satisfy in full all payment liabilities then owed by such Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank and each other Lender hereunder (and interest accrued thereon), and (y) acquire (and fund as appropriate) its full pro rata share of all Loans and participations in Letters of Credit in accordance with its Commitment. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that any assignment of rights and obligations of any Defaulting Lender hereunder shall become effective under Applicable Law without compliance with the provisions of this paragraph, then the assignee of such interest shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender for all purposes of this Agreement until such compliance occurs.

Subject to acceptance and recording thereof by the Administrative Agent pursuant to the immediately following subsection (c), from and after the effective date specified in each Assignment and Assumption, the assignee thereunder shall be a party to this Agreement and, to the extent of the interest assigned by such Assignment and Assumption, have the rights and obligations of a Lender under this Agreement, and the assigning Lender thereunder shall, to the extent of the interest assigned by such Assignment and Assumption, be released from its obligations under this Agreement (and, in the case of an Assignment and Assumption covering all of the assigning Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement, such Lender shall cease to be a party hereto) but shall continue to be entitled to the benefits of Sections 5.4., 13.2. and 13.9. and the other provisions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to the extent provided in Section 13.10. with respect to facts and circumstances occurring prior to the effective date of such assignment; provided, that except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties, no assignment by a Defaulting Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from that Lender having been a Defaulting Lender. Any assignment or transfer by a Lender of rights or obligations under this Agreement that does not comply with this paragraph shall be treated for purposes of this Agreement as a sale by such Lender of a participation in such rights and obligations in accordance with the immediately following subsection (d).

(c) Register. The Administrative Agent, acting solely for this purpose as a non-fiduciary agent of the Borrower, shall maintain at the Principal Office a copy of each Assignment and Assumption delivered to it and a register for the recordation of the names and addresses of the Lenders, and the Commitments of, and principal amounts (and stated interest) of the Loans owing to, each Lender pursuant to the terms hereof from time to time (the “Register”). The entries in the Register shall be conclusive absent manifest error, and the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall treat each Person whose name is recorded in the Register pursuant to the terms hereof as a Lender hereunder for all purposes of this Agreement. The Register shall be available for inspection by the Borrower and any Lender, at any reasonable time and from time to time upon reasonable prior notice.

 

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(d) Participations. Any Lender may at any time, without the consent of, or notice to, the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, sell participations to any Person (other than a natural Person, or a holding company, investment vehicle or trust for, or owned and operated for the primary benefit of, a natural Person, or the Borrower or any of the Borrower’s Affiliates or Subsidiaries) (each, a “Participant”) in all or a portion of such Lender’s rights and/or obligations under this Agreement (including all or a portion of its Revolving Commitment and/or the Loans owing to it); provided that (i) such Lender’s obligations under this Agreement shall remain unchanged, (ii) such Lender shall remain solely responsible to the other parties hereto for the performance of such obligations and (iii) the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks and the Lenders shall continue to deal solely and directly with such Lender in connection with such Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement. Any agreement or instrument pursuant to which a Lender sells such a participation shall provide that such Lender shall retain the sole right to enforce this Agreement and to approve any amendment, modification or waiver of any provision of this Agreement; provided that such agreement or instrument may provide that such Lender will not, without the consent of the Participant, agree to (w) increase such Lender’s Commitment, (x) extend the date fixed for the payment of principal on the Loans or portions thereof owing to such Lender, (y) reduce the rate at which interest is payable thereon or (z) release any Guarantor from its Obligations under the Guaranty except as contemplated by Section 8.14.(b) or any other release in accordance with the terms hereof, in each case, as applicable to that portion of such Lender’s rights and/or obligations that are subject to the participation. The Borrower agrees that each Participant shall be entitled to the benefits of Sections 3.10., 5.1., 5.4. (subject to the requirements and limitations therein, including the requirements under Section 3.10.(g) (it being understood that the documentation required under Section 3.10.(g) shall be delivered to the participating Lender)) to the same extent as if it were a Lender and had acquired its interest by assignment pursuant to subsection (b) of this Section; provided that such Participant (A) agrees to be subject to the provisions of Section 5.6. as if it were an assignee under subsection (b) of this Section; and (B) shall not be entitled to receive any greater payment under Sections 5.1. or 3.10., with respect to any participation, than its participating Lender would have been entitled to receive, except to the extent such entitlement to receive a greater payment results from a Regulatory Change that occurs after the Participant acquired the applicable participation. Each Lender that sells a participation agrees, at the Borrower’s request and expense, to use reasonable efforts to cooperate with the Borrower to effectuate the provisions of Section 5.6. with respect to any Participant. To the extent permitted by law, each Participant also shall be entitled to the benefits of Section 13.3. as though it were a Lender; provided that such Participant agrees to be subject to Section 3.3. as though it were a Lender. Each Lender that sells a participation shall, acting solely for this purpose as a non-fiduciary agent of the Borrower, maintain a register on which it enters the name and address of each Participant and the principal amounts (and stated interest) of each Participant’s interest in the Commitments, Loans or other obligations under the Loan Documents (the “Participant Register”); provided that no Lender shall have any obligation to disclose all or any portion of the Participant Register (including the identity of any Participant or any information relating to a Participant’s interest in any commitments, loans, letters of credit or its other obligations under any Loan Document) to any Person except to the extent that such disclosure is necessary to establish that such commitment, loan, letter of credit or other obligation is in registered form under Section 5f.103-1(c) of the United States Treasury Regulations. The entries in the Participant Register shall be conclusive absent manifest error, and such Lender shall treat each Person whose name is recorded in the Participant Register as the owner of such participation for all purposes of this Agreement notwithstanding any notice to the contrary. For the avoidance of doubt, the Administrative Agent (in its capacity as Administrative Agent) shall have no responsibility for maintaining a Participant Register.

 

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(e) Certain Pledges. Any Lender may at any time pledge or assign a security interest in all or any portion of its rights under this Agreement to secure obligations of such Lender, including any pledge or assignment to secure obligations to a Federal Reserve Bank; provided that no such pledge or assignment shall release such Lender from any of its obligations hereunder or substitute any such pledgee or assignee for such Lender as a party hereto.

(f) No Registration. Each Lender agrees that, without the prior written consent of the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, it will not make any assignment hereunder in any manner or under any circumstances that would require registration or qualification of, or filings in respect of, any Loan or Note under the Securities Act or any other securities laws of the United States of America or of any other jurisdiction.

(g) [Reserved].

(h) USA Patriot Act Notice; Compliance. In order for the Administrative Agent to comply with “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including without limitation, the Patriot Act, prior to any Lender that is organized under the laws of a jurisdiction outside of the United States of America becoming a party hereto, the Administrative Agent may request, and such Lender shall provide to the Administrative Agent, its name, address, tax identification number and/or such other identification information as shall be necessary for the Administrative Agent to comply with federal law.

Section 13.6. Amendments and Waivers.

(a) Generally. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement, (i) any consent or approval required or permitted by this Agreement or any other Loan Document to be given by the Lenders may be given, (ii) any term of this Agreement or of any other Loan Document may be amended, (iii) the performance or observance by the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary of any terms of this Agreement or such other Loan Document may be waived, and (iv) the continuance of any Default or Event of Default may be waived (either generally or in a particular instance and either retroactively or prospectively) with, but only with, the written consent of the Requisite Lenders (or the Administrative Agent at the written direction of the Requisite Lenders), and, in the case of an amendment to any Loan Document, the written consent of each Loan Party which is party thereto. Subject to the immediately following subsection (b), any term of this Agreement or of any other Loan Document relating to the rights or obligations of the Revolving Lenders, and not any other Lenders, may be amended, and the performance or observance by the Borrower or any other Loan Party or any Subsidiary of any such terms may be waived (either generally or in a particular instance and either retroactively or prospectively) with, and only with, the written consent of the Requisite Revolving Lenders (and, in the case of an amendment to any Loan Document, the written consent of each Loan Party a party thereto). Subject to the immediately following subsection (b), any term of this Agreement or of any other Loan Document relating to the rights or obligations of the Term Loan Lenders of a Class, and not any other Lenders, may be amended, and the performance or observance by the Borrower or any other Loan Party or any Subsidiary of any such terms may be waived (either generally or in a particular instance and either retroactively or prospectively) with, but only with, the written consent of the Requisite Term Loan Lenders of such Class (and, in the case of an amendment to any Loan Document, the written consent of each Loan Party a party thereto). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section, the Fee Letters may only be amended, and the performance or observance by any Loan Party thereunder may only be waived, in a writing executed by the parties thereto.

 

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(b) Additional Lender Consents. In addition to the foregoing requirements, no amendment, waiver or consent shall:

(i) increase, extend or reinstate the Commitments of a Lender without the written consent of such Lender; provided that the waiver of any Default or Event of Default or of any mandatory prepayment or reduction in Commitments shall not be deemed to be an increase, extension or reinstatement of Commitments;

(ii) reduce the principal of, or interest that has accrued or the rates of interest that will be charged on the outstanding principal amount of, any Loans or other Obligations without the written consent of each Lender directly affected thereby; provided, however, only the written consent of the Requisite Lenders shall be required (x) for the waiver of interest payable at the Post-Default Rate, retraction of the imposition of interest at the Post-Default Rate and amendment of the definition of “Post-Default Rate” and (y) to amend any financial covenant hereunder (or any defined term used therein) even if the effect of such amendment would be to reduce the rate of interest on any Loan or to reduce any fee payable hereunder;

(iii) reduce the amount of any Fees payable to a Lender without the written consent of such Lender; provided, however, only the written consent of the Requisite Lenders shall be required to amend any financial covenant hereunder (or any defined term used therein) even if the effect of such amendment would be to reduce the rate of interest on any Loan or to reduce any Fee payable hereunder;

(iv) modify the definitions of “Revolving Termination Date” or “Revolving Commitment Percentage”, otherwise postpone any date fixed for, or forgive, any payment of principal of, or interest on, any Revolving Loans or for the payment of Fees or any other Obligations owing to the Revolving Lenders, or extend the expiration date of any Letter of Credit beyond the Revolving Termination Date, in each case, without the written consent of each Revolving Lender; provided that the waiver of any Default or Event of Default or of any mandatory prepayment or reduction in Commitments shall not be deemed to be a postponement or extension of the date of any payment;

(v) modify the definition of “Term Loan Maturity Date”, or otherwise postpone any date fixed for, or forgive, any payment of principal of, or interest on, any Term Loans or for the payment of Fees or any other Obligations owing to the Term Loan Lenders, in each case, without the written consent of each Term Loan Lender; provided that the waiver of any Default or Event of Default or of any mandatory prepayment or reduction in Commitments shall not be deemed to be a postponement or extension of the date of any payment;

(vi) while any Term Loans remain outstanding (A) amend, modify or waive Section 6.2. or any other provision of this Agreement if the effect of such amendment, modification or waiver is to require the Revolving Lenders to make Revolving Loans when such Lenders would not otherwise be required to do so, (B) [reserved] or (C) change the L/C Commitment Amount, in each case, without the prior written consent of the Requisite Revolving Lenders;

(vii) modify the definition of “Pro Rata Share” or amend or otherwise modify the provisions of Section 3.2., Section 3.3. or Section 11.5. without the written consent of each Lender directly and adversely affected thereby;

(viii) amend this Section or amend the definitions of the terms used in this Agreement or the other Loan Documents insofar as such definitions affect the substance of this Section without the written consent of each Lender directly and adversely affected thereby;

 

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(ix) modify the definition of the term “Requisite Revolving Lenders” or modify in any other manner the number or percentage of the Revolving Lenders required to make any determinations or waive any rights hereunder or to modify any provision hereof without the written consent of each Revolving Lender;

(x) modify the definition of the term “Requisite Term Loan Lenders” or modify in any other manner the number or percentage of the Term Loan Lenders required to make any determinations or waive any rights hereunder or to modify any provision hereof without the written consent of each Term Loan Lender;

(xi) release any Guarantor from its obligations under the Guaranty or release or subordinate all or substantially all of the Collateral (except, in each case, as expressly contemplated by the Loan Documents) without the written consent of each Lender; or

(xii) amend, or waive the Borrower’s compliance with, Section 2.16. without the written consent of each Lender.

(c) Amendment of Administrative Agent’s Duties, Etc. No amendment, waiver or consent unless in writing and signed by the Administrative Agent, in addition to the Lenders required hereinabove to take such action, shall affect the rights or duties of the Administrative Agent under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents. Any amendment, waiver or consent relating to Section 2.4. or the obligations of the Issuing Banks under this Agreement or any other Loan Document shall, in addition to the Lenders required hereinabove to take such action, require the written consent of the Issuing Banks. Any amendment, waiver or consent with respect to any Loan Document that (i) diminishes the rights of a Specified Derivatives Provider or a Specified Cash Management Bank in a manner or to an extent dissimilar to that affecting the Lenders or (ii) increases the liabilities or obligations of a Specified Derivatives Provider or a Specified Cash Management Bank shall, in addition to the Lenders required hereinabove to take such action, require the consent of the Lender that is (or having an Affiliate that is) such Specified Derivatives Provider or such Specified Cash Management Bank, as applicable. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, no Defaulting Lender shall have any right to approve or disapprove any amendment, waiver or consent hereunder (and any amendment, waiver or consent which by its terms requires the consent of all Lenders or each affected Lender may be effected with the consent of the applicable Lenders other than Defaulting Lenders), except that (x) the Commitments of any Defaulting Lender may not be increased, reinstated or extended without the written consent of such Defaulting Lender and (y) any waiver, amendment or modification requiring the consent of all Lenders or each affected Lender that by its terms affects any Defaulting Lender more adversely than other affected Lenders shall require the written consent of such Defaulting Lender. No waiver shall extend to or affect any obligation not expressly waived or impair any right consequent thereon and any amendment, waiver or consent shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the specific purpose set forth therein. No course of dealing or delay or omission on the part of the Administrative Agent or any Lender in exercising any right shall operate as a waiver thereof or otherwise be prejudicial thereto. Any Event of Default occurring hereunder shall continue to exist until such time as such Event of Default is waived in writing in accordance with the terms of this Section, notwithstanding any attempted cure or other action by the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Person subsequent to the occurrence of such Event of Default. Except as otherwise explicitly provided for herein or in any other Loan Document, no notice to or demand upon the Borrower shall entitle the Borrower to other or further notice or demand in similar or other circumstances.

 

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(d) Technical Amendments. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 13.6., if the Administrative Agent and the Borrower have jointly identified an ambiguity, omission, mistake or defect in any provision of this Agreement or an inconsistency between provisions of any Loan Document, the Administrative Agent and the Borrower shall be permitted to amend such provision or provisions to cure such ambiguity, omission, mistake, defect or inconsistency so long as to do so would not materially adversely affect the interests of the Lenders and the Issuing Bank. Any such amendment shall become effective without any further action or consent of any of other party to this Agreement.

Section 13.7. Nonliability of Administrative Agent and Lenders.

The relationship between the Borrower, on the one hand, and the Lenders, the Issuing Banks and the Administrative Agent, on the other hand, shall be solely that of borrower and lender. None of the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or any Lender shall have any fiduciary responsibilities to the Borrower and no provision in this Agreement or in any of the other Loan Documents, and no course of dealing between or among any of the parties hereto, shall be deemed to create any fiduciary duty owing by the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or any Lender to any Lender, the Borrower, any Subsidiary or any other Loan Party. None of the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or any Lender undertakes any responsibility to the Borrower to review or inform the Borrower of any matter in connection with any phase of the Borrower’s business or operations.

Section 13.8. Confidentiality.

The Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank and each Lender shall maintain the confidentiality of all Information (as defined below) but in any event may make disclosure: (a) to its Affiliates and to its and its Affiliates’ other respective Related Parties (it being understood that the Persons to whom such disclosure is made will be informed of the confidential nature of such Information and instructed to keep such Information confidential); (b) subject to an agreement containing provisions substantially the same as those of this Section, to (i) any actual or proposed assignee, Participant or other transferee in connection with a potential transfer of any Commitment, Loan or participation therein as permitted hereunder, (ii) any actual or prospective counterparty (or its advisors) to any swap or derivative transaction relating to the Borrower and its obligations, or (iii) any actual or prospective credit insurance brokers and providers; (c) as required or requested by any Governmental Authority or representative thereof or pursuant to legal process or in connection with any legal proceedings, or as otherwise required by Applicable Law (in which case the disclosing party shall use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly notify the Borrower, in advance, to the extent practicable and permitted by Applicable Law); (d) to the Administrative Agent’s, such Issuing Bank’s or such Lender’s independent auditors and other professional advisors (provided they shall be notified of the confidential nature of the information); (e) in connection with the exercise of any remedies under any Loan Document (or any Specified Derivatives Contract or Specified Cash Management Agreement) or any action or proceeding relating to any Loan Document (or any Specified Derivatives Contract or Specified Cash Management Agreement) or the enforcement of rights hereunder or thereunder; (f) to the extent such Information (i) becomes publicly available other than as a result of a breach of this Section actually known by the Administrative Agent, such Issuing Bank or such Lender to be a breach of this Section or (ii) becomes available to the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank, any Lender or any Affiliate of the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or any Lender on a nonconfidential basis from a source other than the Borrower or any Affiliate of the Borrower; (g) to the extent requested by, or required to be disclosed to, any regulatory or similar authority purporting to have jurisdiction over such Person or its Related Parties (including any self-regulatory authority, such as the National Association of Insurance Commissioners) (in which case the disclosing party shall use commercially reasonable efforts to, except with respect to any audit or examination conducted by bank accountants or any governmental regulatory authority exercising examination or regulatory authority, promptly notify the Borrower, in advance, to the extent practicable and permitted by Applicable Law); (h) of deal terms and other information customarily reported to Thomson Reuters, other bank market data collectors and similar service providers to the lending industry

 

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and service providers to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders in connection with the administration of the Loan Documents; (i) to any other party hereto; (j) on a confidential basis to the CUSIP Service Bureau or any similar agency in connection with the issuance and monitoring of CUSIP numbers with respect to the Loan Documents; (k) for purposes of establishing a “due diligence” defense; and (l) with the consent of the Borrower. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank and each Lender may disclose any such confidential information, without notice to the Borrower or any other Loan Party, to Governmental Authorities in connection with any regulatory examination of the Administrative Agent, such Issuing Bank or such Lender or in accordance with the regulatory compliance policy of the Administrative Agent, such Issuing Bank or such Lender. As used in this Section, the term “Information” means all information received from the Borrower, any other Loan Party, any other Subsidiary or Affiliate relating to any Loan Party or any of their respective businesses, other than any such information that is available to the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any Issuing Bank on a nonconfidential basis prior to disclosure by the Borrower, any other Loan Party, any other Subsidiary or any Affiliate. Any Person required to maintain the confidentiality of Information as provided in this Section shall be considered to have complied with its obligation to do so if such Person has exercised the same degree of care to maintain the confidentiality of such Information as such Person would accord to its own confidential information.

Section 13.9. Indemnification.

(a) The Borrower shall indemnify the Administrative Agent (and any sub-agent thereof), each Issuing Bank, each Lender and each Related Party of any of the foregoing Persons (each such Person being called an “Indemnified Party”) against, and hold each Indemnified Party harmless from, and shall pay or reimburse any such Indemnified Party for, any and all losses, claims (including without limitation, Environmental Claims), damages, liabilities and related expenses (including without limitation, the reasonable and documented fees, charges and disbursements of one primary counsel for all Indemnified Parties, taken as a whole, and one local counsel in each applicable jurisdiction for all Indemnified Parties, taken as a whole (and solely in the case of a conflict of interest, one additional counsel for each group of similarly situated affected Indemnified Persons, taken as a whole)), incurred by any Indemnified Party or asserted against any Indemnified Party by any Person (including the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary) other than such Indemnified Party and its Related Parties, arising out of, in connection with, or as a result of (i) the execution or delivery of this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any agreement or instrument contemplated hereby or thereby, the performance by the parties hereto or thereto of their respective obligations hereunder or thereunder or the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, (ii) any Loan or Letter of Credit or the use or proposed use of the proceeds therefrom (including any refusal by any Issuing Bank to honor a demand for payment under a Letter of Credit if the documents presented in connection with such demand do not strictly comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit), (iii) any actual or alleged presence or release of Hazardous Materials on or from any property owned or operated by the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary, or any Environmental Claim related in any way to the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary, (iv) any actual or prospective claim, litigation, investigation or proceeding (an “Indemnity Proceeding”) relating to any of the foregoing, whether based on contract, tort or any other theory, whether brought by a third party or by the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary, and regardless of whether any Indemnified Party is a party thereto, or (v) any claim (including without limitation, any Environmental Claims), investigation, litigation or other proceeding (whether or not the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or any Lender is a party thereto) and the prosecution and defense thereof, arising out of or in any way connected with the Loans, this Agreement, any other Loan Document, or any documents contemplated by or referred to herein or therein or the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby; provided, however, that such indemnity shall not, as to any Indemnified Party, be available to the extent that such losses, claims, damages, liabilities or related expenses (i) are determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and nonappealable judgment to have resulted

 

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from the gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct of, or material breach of its obligations under the Loan Documents by, such Indemnified Party or (ii) arise from disputes among the Indemnified Parties not arising from an act or omission of a Loan Party. This Section 13.9. shall not apply with respect to Taxes other than any Taxes that represent losses, claims, damages, etc. arising from any non-Tax claim.

(b) If and to the extent that the obligations of the Borrower under this Section are unenforceable for any reason, the Borrower hereby agrees to make the maximum contribution to the payment and satisfaction of such obligations which is permissible under Applicable Law.

(c) The Borrower’s obligations under this Section shall survive any termination of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and the payment in full in cash of the Obligations, and are in addition to, and not in substitution of, any of the other obligations set forth in this Agreement or any other Loan Document to which it is a party.

References in this Section 13.9. to “Lender” or “Lenders” shall be deemed to include such Persons (and their Affiliates) in their capacity as Specified Derivatives Providers and Specified Cash Management Banks, as applicable.

Section 13.10. Termination; Survival.

This Agreement shall terminate at such time as (a) all of the Commitments have been terminated, (b) all Letters of Credit have terminated or expired or been canceled or replaced (other than Letters of Credit that have been Cash Collateralized or back-stopped), (c) none of the Lenders is obligated any longer under this Agreement to make any Loans and the Issuing Banks are no longer obligated under this Agreement to issue Letters of Credit and (d) all Obligations (other than (A) obligations which survive as provided in the following sentence, (B) obligations which expressly survive termination of the Loan Documents in accordance with their terms and (C) obligations and liabilities under Specified Derivatives Contract or Specified Cash Management Agreement) have been paid and satisfied in full. The indemnities to which the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks and the Lenders are entitled under the provisions of Sections 3.10., 5.1., 5.4., 12.6., 13.2. and 13.9. and any other provision of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, and the provisions of Section 13.4., shall continue in full force and effect and shall protect the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks and the Lenders (i) notwithstanding any termination of this Agreement, or of the other Loan Documents, against events arising after such termination as well as before and (ii) at all times after any such party ceases to be a party to this Agreement with respect to all matters and events existing on or prior to the date such party ceased to be a party to this Agreement.

Section 13.11. Severability of Provisions.

If any provision of this Agreement or the other Loan Documents shall be determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed severed from the Loan Documents, and the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall remain in full force as though the invalid, illegal, or unenforceable provision had never been part of the Loan Documents.

Section 13.12. GOVERNING LAW.

THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK APPLICABLE TO CONTRACTS EXECUTED, AND TO BE FULLY PERFORMED, IN SUCH STATE.

 

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Section 13.13. Counterparts.

To facilitate execution, this Agreement and any amendments, waivers, consents or supplements may be executed in any number of counterparts as may be convenient or required (which may be effectively delivered by facsimile, in portable document format (“PDF”) or other similar electronic means). It shall not be necessary that the signature of, or on behalf of, each party, or that the signature of all persons required to bind any party, appear on each counterpart. All counterparts shall collectively constitute a single document. It shall not be necessary in making proof of this document to produce or account for more than a single counterpart containing the respective signatures of, or on behalf of, each of the parties hereto.

Section 13.14. Obligations with Respect to Loan Parties and Subsidiaries.

The obligations of the Borrower to direct or prohibit the taking of certain actions by the other Loan Parties and Subsidiaries as specified herein shall be absolute and not subject to any defense the Borrower may have that the Borrower does not control such Loan Parties or Subsidiaries.

Section 13.15. Independence of Covenants.

All covenants hereunder shall be given in any jurisdiction independent effect so that if a particular action or condition is not permitted by any of such covenants, the fact that it would be permitted by an exception to, or be otherwise within the limitations of, another covenant shall not avoid the occurrence of a Default or an Event of Default if such action is taken or condition exists.

Section 13.16. Limitation of Liability.

None of the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank, any Lender, or any of their respective Related Parties shall have any liability with respect to, and the Borrower hereby waives, releases, and agrees not to sue any of them upon, any claim for any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages suffered or incurred by the Borrower in connection with, arising out of, or in any way related to, this Agreement, any of the other Loan Documents or any of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents.

Section 13.17. Entire Agreement.

This Agreement and the other Loan Documents embody the final, entire agreement among the parties hereto and supersede any and all prior commitments, agreements, representations, and understandings, whether written or oral, relating to the subject matter hereof and thereof and may not be contradicted or varied by evidence of prior, contemporaneous, or subsequent oral agreements or discussions of the parties hereto. To the extent any term of this Agreement is inconsistent with a term of any other Loan Document to which the parties of this Agreement are party, the term of this Agreement shall control to the extent of such inconsistency. There are no oral agreements among the parties hereto relating to the subject matter hereof.

Section 13.18. Construction.

The Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank, the Borrower and each Lender acknowledge that each of them has had the benefit of legal counsel of its own choice and has been afforded an opportunity to review this Agreement and the other Loan Documents with its legal counsel and that this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall be construed as if jointly drafted by the Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank, the Borrower and each Lender.

 

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Section 13.19. Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of Affected Financial Institutions.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any Loan Document or in any other agreement, arrangement or understanding among any such parties, each party hereto acknowledges that any liability of any Affected Financial Institution arising under any Loan Document, to the extent such liability is unsecured, may be subject to the Write-Down and Conversion Powers of the applicable Resolution Authority and agrees and consents to, and acknowledges and agrees to be bound by:

(a) the application of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by the applicable Resolution Authority to any such liabilities arising hereunder which may be payable to it by any party hereto that is an Affected Financial Institution; and

(b) the effects of any Bail-In Action on any such liability, including, if applicable:

(i) a reduction in full or in part or cancellation of any such liability;

(ii) a conversion of all, or a portion of, such liability into shares or other instruments of ownership in such Affected Financial Institution, its parent undertaking, or a bridge institution that may be issued to it or otherwise conferred on it, and that such shares or other instruments of ownership will be accepted by it in lieu of any rights with respect to any such liability under this Agreement or any other Loan Document; or

(iii) the variation of the terms of such liability in connection with the exercise of the Write-Down and Conversion Powers of the applicable Resolution Authority.

Section 13.20. Headings.

The paragraph and section headings in this Agreement are provided for convenience of reference only and shall not affect its construction or interpretation.

Section 13.20. Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs.

To the extent that the Loan Documents provide support, through a guarantee or otherwise, for any agreement or instrument that is a QFC (such support, “QFC Credit Support” and, each such QFC, a “Supported QFC”), the parties acknowledge and agree as follows with respect to the resolution power of the FDIC under the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and Title II of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (together with the regulations promulgated thereunder, the “U.S. Special Resolution Regimes”) in respect of such Supported QFC and QFC Credit Support (with the provisions below applicable notwithstanding that the Loan Documents and any Supported QFC may in fact be stated to be governed by the laws of the State of New York and/or of the United States or any other state of the United States):

(a) In the event a Covered Entity that is party to a Supported QFC (each, a “Covered Party”) becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime, the transfer of such Supported QFC and the benefit of such QFC Credit Support (and any interest and obligation in or under such Supported QFC and such QFC Credit Support, and any rights in property securing such Supported QFC or such QFC Credit Support) from such Covered Party will be effective to the same extent as the transfer would be effective under the U.S. Special Resolution Regime if the Supported QFC and such QFC Credit Support (and any such interest, obligation and rights in property) were governed by the laws of the United States or a state of the United States. In the event a Covered Party or a BHC Act Affiliate of

 

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a Covered Party becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime, Default Rights under the Loan Documents that might otherwise apply to such Supported QFC or any QFC Credit Support that may be exercised against such Covered Party are permitted to be exercised to no greater extent than such Default Rights could be exercised under the U.S. Special Resolution Regime if the Supported QFC and the Loan Documents were governed by the laws of the United States or a state of the United States. Without limitation of the foregoing, it is understood and agreed that rights and remedies of the parties with respect to a Defaulting Lender shall in no event affect the rights of any Covered Party with respect to a Supported QFC or any QFC Credit Support.

(b) As used in this Section 13.20, the following terms have the following meanings:

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

Covered Entity” means any of the following:

 

  (i)

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

 

  (ii)

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

 

  (iii)

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

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

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

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Credit Agreement to be executed by their authorized officers all as of the day and year first above written.

 

ORION OFFICE REIT LP
By:    
       Name:    
       Title:    

 

ORION OFFICE REIT INC.
By:    
       Name:    
       Title:    

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WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Administrative Agent, as Issuing Bank and as a Lender
By:    
  Dale A. Northup, Managing Director

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JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as a Lender
By:    
       Name:    
       Title:    

 

MIZUHO BANK LTD., as a Lender
By:    
       Name:    
       Title:    

 

TD BANK, N.A, as a Lender
By:    
       Name:    
       Title:    

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PENTAGON FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, as a Lender
By:    
       Name:    
       Title:    

 

MIDFIRST BANK, as a Lender
By:    
       Name:    
       Title:    

 

THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA, as a Lender
By:    
       Name:    
       Title:    


SCHEDULE I

Commitments

 

Lender

   Revolving Commitment
Amount
 

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

   $ 84,375,000.00  

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

   $ 84,375,000.00  

Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

   $ 84,375,000.00  

TD Bank, N.A.

   $ 84,375,000.00  

Pentagon Federal Credit Union

   $ 52,500,000.00