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

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

June 7, 2022
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

ChampionX Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware 001-38441 82-3066826
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
2445 Technology Forest Blvd
Building 4, 12th Floor
The Woodlands, Texas 77381
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
(281) 403-5772
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, $0.01 par valueCHXThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company  
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  



Item 1.01    Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On June 7, 2022, ChampionX Corporation (the “Company”) entered into a Restatement Agreement (the “Restatement”), by and among, inter alios, the Company, as borrower, the lenders party thereto and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, which amends and restates that certain Credit Agreement dated as of May 9, 2018 (as amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified prior to the date hereof, the “Existing Credit Agreement” and, as amended and restated pursuant to the Restatement, the “Restated Credit Agreement”) by and among, inter alios, the Company, as borrower, the lenders from time to time party thereto and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent.

The Restated Credit Agreement provides for (i) a $625 million seven-year senior secured term loan B facility (the “Term Loan Facility”) and (ii) a five-year senior secured revolving credit facility in an aggregate principal amount of $700 million, of which $100 million is available for the issuance of letters of credit (the “Revolving Credit Facility, together with the Term Loan Facility, the “Senior Secured Credit Facilities”). On June 7, 2022, the full amount of the Term Loan Facility was funded, and $135 million of the Revolving Credit Facility was drawn, with the aggregate proceeds used to:
Repay in full all outstanding Initial Term Loans (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) under the Existing Credit Agreement;
Repay in full all amounts outstanding under that certain Credit Agreement dated as of June 3, 2020 among the Company, as parent, ChampionX Holding as borrower, the lenders party thereto, and Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, and such agreement was terminated;
Redeem all outstanding 6.375% Senior Notes due 2026 (the “Senior Notes”), and the Indenture governing the Senior Notes was satisfied and discharged; and
Pay transaction costs in connection with the Restated Credit Agreement and the foregoing.

Proceeds from future borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility are expected to be used for working capital and general corporate purposes. Amounts repaid under the Revolving Credit Facility may be reborrowed. The Term Loan Facility matures June 7, 2029 and the Revolving Credit Facility matures June 7, 2027.

Guarantees and Collateral. All obligations under the Restated Credit Agreement continue to be guaranteed by substantially all of the Company’s wholly owned material domestic subsidiaries. All obligations under the Restated Credit Agreement, and the guarantees of those obligations (as well as certain cash management obligations, interest rate hedging, foreign currency hedging and other swap agreements) are secured by substantially all of the Company's and each guarantor's material assets.

Mandatory Prepayments. Subject to certain exceptions, the Term Loan Facility will be subject to mandatory prepayments, including the amount equal to (i) 100% of the net cash proceeds from the incurrence of indebtedness by the Company and its restricted subsidiaries not permitted under the Senior Secured Credit Facilities, (ii) 100% of the net cash proceeds of all non-ordinary course asset sales or other dispositions of property by the Company and its restricted subsidiaries (including casualty insurance, condemnation and sale leaseback proceeds, with exceptions for obsolete or worn-out property, property no longer useful in the business and other exceptions), subject to certain reinvestment rights and step-downs to 50% and 0% based on certain leverage targets, and (iii) commencing with the fiscal year ending December 31, 2023, 50% of excess cash flow with step-downs to 25% and 0% based on certain leverage targets.

Voluntary Prepayments. The Company may voluntarily prepay amounts outstanding under the Term Loan Facility in whole or in part at any time without premium or penalty (other than a 1.00% premium payable during the six months following June 7, 2022 on the amount of loans prepaid or repaid in connection with a repricing transaction), subject to the payment of customary breakage costs in the case of SOFR rate loans. The Company may voluntarily prepay and reborrow amounts outstanding under the Revolving Credit Facility in whole or in part at any time without premium or penalty, subject to the payment of customary breakage costs in the case of SOFR rate loans.

Interest Rate and Fees. At the Company’s election, outstanding borrowings under the Senior Secured Credit Facilities will accrue interest at a per annum rate of (i) an adjusted SOFR rate plus the applicable spread or (ii) a base rate plus the applicable spread. During an event of default, overdue amounts under the Senior Secured Credit Facilities may bear interest at a rate 2.00% in excess of the otherwise applicable rate of interest. The Company will pay certain fees with respect to the Senior Secured Credit Facilities, including an unused commitment fee on the undrawn portion of the Revolving Credit Facility as well as certain other unused fees.

Covenants. The Senior Secured Credit Facilities contain a number of customary covenants that, among other things, will limit or restrict the ability of the Company and its restricted subsidiaries to (subject to certain qualifications and exceptions): create



liens and encumbrances; incur additional indebtedness; merge, dissolve, liquidate or consolidate; make acquisitions, investments, advances or loans; dispose of or transfer assets; pay dividends or make other payments in respect of their capital stock; amend certain material documents; redeem or repurchase certain debt; engage in certain transactions with affiliates; and enter into certain restrictive agreements.

In addition, the Company will be required to comply on a quarterly basis with (a) a minimum interest coverage ratio (consolidated EBITDA to consolidated interest expense) and (b) varying maximum leverage targets.

Events of Default. The Senior Secured Credit Facilities contain customary events of default, including with respect to nonpayment of principal, interest, fees or other amounts; material inaccuracy of a representation or warranty; failure to perform or observe covenants; bankruptcy and insolvency events; material monetary judgment defaults; impairment of any material definitive loan documentation; and change of control.

The foregoing description of the Restated Credit Agreement is not intended to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Restatement Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1, and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 1.02     Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.

The information set forth in Item 1.01 is incorporated by reference into this Item 1.02.

Item 2.03    Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information set forth in Item 1.01 is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.

Item 8.01    Other Events.

On June 7, 2022, the Company issued a press release announcing the refinance of its indebtedness under the Restated Credit Agreement. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits
Exhibit No.Description
10.1
99.1








SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
 ChampionX Corporation
Date:June 8, 2022 By:/s/ JULIA WRIGHT
 
Julia Wright
 Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary


Document
Execution Version
RESTATEMENT AGREEMENT
RESTATEMENT AGREEMENT, dated as of June 7, 2022 (this “Agreement”), by and among ChampionX Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Borrower”), the Guarantors party hereto, the Lenders party hereto, the Issuing Banks party hereto and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as the administrative agent and collateral agent (in such capacities, the “Administrative Agent”).
RECITALS
WHEREAS, the Borrower is a party to that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of May 9, 2018 (as amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time prior to the date hereof, the “Existing Credit Agreement”, and as amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified pursuant to this Agreement, the “Credit Agreement”), among the Borrower, the lenders from time to time party thereto (the “Original Lenders”), the Issuing Banks from time to time party thereto and the Administrative Agent;
WHEREAS, pursuant to the terms of the Existing Credit Agreement, the Original Lenders provided the Initial Term Loans (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) and revolving commitments to the Borrower;
WHEREAS, the Borrower is requesting Refinancing Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.23 of the Existing Credit Agreement in the form of Term B-1 Loans (as defined in the Credit Agreement) in respect of all outstanding Initial Term Loans;
WHEREAS, each Term B-1 Lender (as defined in the Credit Agreement) has agreed, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, to make Term B-1 Loans (as defined in the Credit Agreement) in an amount sufficient to repay all outstanding Initial Term Loans and pay any interest and/or fees payable in connection therewith;
WHEREAS, after giving effect to the incurrence of the Term B-1 Loans, the Borrower has requested that the Administrative Agent, all of the Term B-1 Lenders and the Existing Revolving Lenders (as defined below) party hereto (such Existing Revolving Lenders constitute the Required Revolving Lenders under the Existing Credit Agreement) (the Existing Revolving Lenders together with the Term B-1 Lenders, the “Consenting Lenders”) agree to amend and restate the Existing Credit Agreement in accordance with Article II below, to permit, among other things, the incurrence of the Additional Term B-1 Loans (as defined below) and Additional Revolving Commitments (as defined below); and
WHEREAS, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Administrative Agent and the Consenting Lenders agree to amend and restate the Existing Credit Agreement and, in connection therewith, (i) the Additional Term B-1 Lenders (as defined in the Credit Agreement) have agreed to provide the Additional Term B-1 Commitments (as defined below) and (ii) the Additional Revolving Lenders (as defined below) have agreed to provide the Additional Revolving Commitments.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the agreements contained herein, as well as other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:
ARTICLE I

DEFINITIONS
SECTION 1.1    Certain Definitions. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Credit Agreement.



ARTICLE II
AMENDMENTS TO CREDIT AGREEMENT
SECTION 2.1    As of the Restatement Effective Date, the Existing Credit Agreement shall hereby be amended and restated in its entirety as set forth in the Credit Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit A.
SECTION 2.2    As of the Restatement Effective Date, the Schedules to the Existing Credit Agreement shall hereby be amended and restated as set forth in Exhibit B.
SECTION 2.3    As of the Restatement Effective Date, the Exhibits to the Existing Credit Agreement shall hereby be amended and restated as set forth in Exhibit C.
ARTICLE III
TERM B-1 LOANS, ADDITIONAL TERM B-1 LOANS AND ADDITIONAL REVOLVING COMMITMENTS
SECTION 3.1    Each Person who executes this Agreement and whose name is set forth on Schedule 2.01 to the Credit Agreement as a Term B-1 Lender irrevocably (a) in its capacity as a Term B-1 Lender, consents to the terms of this Agreement, (b) commits to provide a portion of the Term B-1 Loans in the aggregate principal amount set forth on Schedule 2.01 to the Credit Agreement opposite such Term B-1 Lender’s name (a “Term B-1 Commitment”) and (c) agrees, upon the Restatement Effective Date, (i) to fund Term B-1 Loans in an amount equal to its Term B-1 Commitment to the Borrower, which Term B-1 Loans shall simultaneously constitute and be deemed to have made as (A) “Refinancing Term Loans” under and in accordance with Section 2.23 of the Existing Credit Agreement and (B) “Term B-1 Loans” in accordance with Section 2.01 of the Credit Agreement and (ii) that it is (A) a Refinancing Lender under the Existing Credit Agreement and (B) a Term B-1 Lender under the Credit Agreement. The Term B-1 Commitments of the Term B-1 Lenders shall terminate upon funding of the Term B-1 Loans.
SECTION 3.2    Each Person who executes this Agreement and whose name is set forth on Schedule 2.01 to the Credit Agreement as an Additional Term B-1 Lender irrevocably (a) in its capacity as an Additional Term B-1 Lender, consents to the terms of this Agreement, (b) commits to provide a portion of the Additional Term B-1 Loans in the aggregate principal amount set forth on Schedule 2.01 to the Credit Agreement opposite such Additional Term B-1 Lender’s name (an “Additional Term B-1 Commitment”) and (c) agrees, upon the Restatement Effective Date, to make Additional Term B-1 Loans in an amount equal to its Additional Term B-1 Commitment to the Borrower. The Additional Term B-1 Commitments of the Additional Term B-1 Lenders shall terminate upon funding of the Additional Term B-1 Loans. The Additional Term B-1 Loans shall be Term B-1 Loans for all purposes under the Credit Agreement and each of the other Loan Documents and shall have terms identical to the Term B-1 Loans. It is understood and agreed that the incurrence of the Additional Term B-1 Loans shall occur immediately after the incurrence of the Term B-1 Loans. The Term B-1 Lender and each Existing Revolving Lender (as defined below) party hereto hereby agree that the Additional Term B-1 Loans are deemed not to be an incurrence under Section 2.21 of the Existing Credit Agreement and further hereto agree to the establishment of such Additional Term B-1 Loans on the terms set forth in this Agreement.
SECTION 3.3    Each Person who executes this Agreement and whose name is set forth on Schedule 2.01 to the Credit Agreement as a Revolving Lender with an Additional Revolving Commitment (each, an “Additional Revolving Lender”) hereby commits (the “Additional Revolving Commitments”) to provide the Additional Revolving Commitments in the amount set forth opposite its name on Schedule 2.01 to the Credit Agreement automatically upon the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 4.1, which Additional Revolving Commitments and any Borrowing thereunder shall be subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Credit Agreement. The Additional Revolving Commitments shall constitute Revolving Commitments for all purposes under the Credit Agreement. It is understood and agreed that the incurrence of the Additional
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Revolving Commitments shall occur immediately after the incurrence of the Term B-1 Loans. The Term B-1 Lender and each Existing Revolving Lender party hereto hereby agree that the Additional Term B-1 Loans are deemed not to be an incurrence under Section 2.21 of the Existing Credit Agreement and further hereto agree to the establishment of such Additional Revolving Commitments on the terms set forth in this Agreement.
SECTION 3.4    On the Restatement Effective Date, (x) each Revolving Lender party to the Credit Agreement immediately prior to the Restatement Effective Date (each an “Existing Revolving Lender”) will automatically and without further act be deemed to have assigned to each Additional Revolving Lender providing a portion of the Additional Revolving Commitments, and each such Additional Revolving Lender will automatically and without further act be deemed to have assumed, a portion of such Existing Revolving Lender’s participations in outstanding Letters of Credit (if any are outstanding on the Restatement Effective Date) such that, after giving effect to each such deemed assignment and assumption of participations, the percentage of the aggregate outstanding participations under the Credit Agreement in Letters of Credit held by each Revolving Lender (including each such Additional Revolving Lender) will equal the percentage of the aggregate Revolving Commitments of all Revolving Lenders represented by such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment as of the Restatement Effective Date and (y) to the extent that there are any Revolving Loans outstanding immediately prior to the Restatement Effective Date (“Existing Revolving Loans”), such Existing Revolving Loans shall on the Restatement Effective Date be prepaid from the proceeds of the Revolving Loans made by all Revolving Lenders including the Additional Revolving Lenders pursuant to their Additional Revolving Commitments (reflecting such increase in Revolving Commitments), which prepayment shall be accompanied by accrued interest on the Existing Revolving Loans being prepaid. For the avoidance of doubt, on the Restatement Effective Date immediately prior to the occurrence of the preceding sentence Goldman Sachs Bank USA agrees it will cease to be a Revolving Lender. Goldman Sachs Bank USA will automatically and without further act be deemed to have assigned to CIBC Bank USA, and CIBC Bank USA will automatically and without further act be deemed to have assumed, Goldman Sachs Bank USA’s commitments under the Credit Agreement and participations under outstanding Letters of Credit (if any are outstanding on the Restatement Effective Date).
ARTICLE IV
CONDITIONS TO EFFECTIVENESS AND FUNDING
SECTION 4.1    The effectiveness of this Agreement (including the amendments contained in Article II) and the obligation of the Lenders to fund their Term B-1 Loans and Additional Term B-1 Loans and provide their Additional Revolving Commitments shall not become effective until the date on which each of the following conditions is satisfied or waived (such date, the “Restatement Effective Date”):
(a)The Administrative Agent shall have received from the Borrower, the Guarantors, the Term B-1 Lenders, the Additional Term B-1 Lenders, the Revolving Lenders (including the Additional Revolving Lenders) and each Issuing Bank a counterpart to this Agreement signed on behalf of such party.
(b)The Administrative Agent shall have received a favorable written opinion (addressed to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders) of (i) Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, counsel for the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries and (ii) Hall Estill, special counsel in Oklahoma for the Borrower and each such Restricted Subsidiary organized under the laws of Oklahoma, in each case, (A) dated as of the Restatement Effective Date and (B) covering such matters relating to the Loan Parties (as applicable) or the Loan Documents as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request. The Borrower hereby requests such counsel to deliver such opinion.
(c)The Administrative Agent shall have received such documents and certificates as the Administrative Agent or its counsel may reasonably request relating to the organization, existence and good standing of each Loan Party and any other legal matters relating to the Loan Parties or the Loan Documents, all in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and its counsel.
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(d)The Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate, dated the Restatement Effective Date and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower, certifying that the conditions set forth in clauses (j) and (k) of this Section 4.1 have been satisfied as of the Restatement Effective Date.
(e)The Administrative Agent shall have received all fees and other amounts due and payable on or prior to the Restatement Effective Date, including, (i) for the ratable benefit of each Additional Revolving Lender, an upfront fee separately agreed in the amended and restated engagement letter dated as of May 4, 2022 among the Borrower, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., BofA Securities, Inc., HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., U.S. Bank National Association, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Fifth Third Bank, National Association, Santander Bank, N.A., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and CIBC World Markets Corp., (ii) for the ratable benefit of each Term B-1 Lender (including, for the avoidance of doubt, each Additional Term B-1 Lender), an upfront fee equal to 2.25% of the aggregate principal amount of the Term B-1 Loans provided by such Term B-1 Lender on the Restatement Effective Date, which may take the form of original issue discount and (iii) to the extent invoiced at least two Business Days prior to the Restatement Effective Date, reimbursement or payment of all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses (including fees, charges and disbursements of counsel) required to be reimbursed or paid by any Loan Party hereunder; provided that such amounts may be offset against the proceeds of any Term B-1 Loans borrowed on the Restatement Effective Date.
(f)The Administrative Agent shall have received, at least three (3) Business Days prior to the Restatement Effective Date, all documentation and other information required by bank regulatory authorities under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the USA PATRIOT Act, that has been requested at least ten Business Days prior to the Restatement Effective Date.
(g)The Administrative Agent shall have received a completed Perfection Certificate dated the Restatement Effective Date and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower, together with all attachments contemplated thereby, including (i) the results of a search of the Uniform Commercial Code (or equivalent) filings made with respect to the Loan Parties in the jurisdictions contemplated by the Perfection Certificate, (ii) the results of searches of the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent and (iii) copies of the financing statements (or similar documents) disclosed by such search.
(h)The Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate from a Financial Officer of the Borrower, substantially in the form of Exhibit L to the Credit Agreement, certifying as to the solvency of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries as of the Restatement Effective Date on a consolidated basis after giving effect to the Transactions.
(i)The Borrower shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent the notice required by Section 2.03 of the Credit Agreement.
(j)The representations and warranties of each Loan Party set forth in the Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects (or, in the case of representations and warranties qualified as to materiality, in all respects) on and as of the Restatement Effective Date, except in the case of any such representation and warranty that expressly relates to a prior date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be true and correct in all material respects (or in all respects, as applicable) as of such earlier date.
(k)At the time of and immediately after giving effect to this Agreement (including the Borrowings contemplated hereby), no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing.
(l)The Borrower shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent the prepayment notice required by Section 2.11(f) of the Existing Credit Agreement with respect to the prepayment of the Initial Term Loans and shall have repaid all Initial Term Loans, including all accrued interest.
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(m)Substantially simultaneous with the borrowings to occur on the Restatement Effective Date, the Borrower shall repay (i) all obligations under the Existing ChampionX Credit Agreement, and all guarantees of the obligations thereunder and Liens securing the obligations thereunder shall be released and (ii) all obligations under the Existing Senior Unsecured Notes.
(n)The Borrower shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent the insurance certificates required by Section 5.07 of the Credit Agreement.
ARTICLE V
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
SECTION 5.1    To induce the other parties hereto to enter into this Agreement, the Borrower represents and warrants to each of the Lenders party hereto that, as of the Restatement Effective Date:
(a)each Loan Party party hereto (i) is a Person duly organized, validly existing and, to the extent that such concept is applicable in the relevant jurisdiction, in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its organization and (ii) has all requisite power and authority to execute, deliver and perform its obligations under each Loan Document to which it is a party;
(b)(i) the execution, delivery and performance by each Loan Party party hereto of this Agreement has been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or other organizational action, and (ii) the execution, delivery and performance by any Loan Party party hereto of this Agreement will not (x) result in any creation or imposition of any Lien upon any asset now owned or hereafter acquired by such Loan Party (other than as permitted by the Loan Documents), (y) violate any Requirement of Law applicable to such Loan Party and (z) violate or result (alone or with notice or lapse of time or both) in a default under any indenture, agreement or other instrument binding upon the Borrower or any Loan Party or their respective assets, or give rise to a right thereunder to require any payment, repurchase or redemption to be made by the Borrower or any Loan Party or give rise to a right of, or result in, termination, cancelation or acceleration of any obligation thereunder, except with respect to any violation, default, payment, repurchase, redemption, termination, cancellation or acceleration that would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;
(c)the execution, delivery and performance by each Loan Party of this Agreement, will not require any consent or approval of, registration or filing with, or any other action by, any Governmental Authority, except such as have been obtained or made and are in full force and effect and except (i) filings necessary to perfect Liens created under the Loan Documents, (ii) consents, approvals, registrations or filings which have been obtained or made and are in full force and effect or (iii) where failure to obtain such consent or approval, or make such registration or filing, in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;
(d)this Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by each Loan Party that is party hereto and constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of such Loan Party, enforceable against such Loan Party that is party hereto in accordance with its terms, subject to general principles of equity, regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law and an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing;
(e)the representations and warranties of each Loan Party set forth in the Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects (or, in the case of representations and warranties qualified as to materiality, in all respects) on and as of the Restatement Effective Date, except in the case of any such representation and warranty that expressly relates to a prior date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be true and correct in all material respects (or in all respects, as applicable) as of such earlier date; and
(f)no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.
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ARTICLE VI

EFFECTS ON LOAN DOCUMENTS
SECTION 6.1    On and after the Restatement Effective Date, (a) each reference in the Credit Agreement to “this Agreement”, “hereunder”, “hereof”, “herein” or words of like import referring to the Credit Agreement, and each reference in the other Loan Documents to “the Credit Agreement”, “thereunder”, “thereof” or words of like import referring to the Credit Agreement shall, in each case, mean and be a reference to the Credit Agreement, (b) the Term B-1 Loans shall constitute “Refinancing Term Loans” and “Term Loans”, the Additional Term B-1 Loans shall constitute “Term B-1 Loans” and “Term Loans” and the Additional Revolving Commitments shall constitute “Revolving Commitments”, in each case, under and as defined in the Credit Agreement, and (c) the Term B-1 Lenders shall constitute “Term Lenders” and “Lenders”, the Additional Term B-1 Lenders shall constitute “Term B-1 Lenders”, “Term Lenders” and “Lenders” and the Additional Revolving Lenders shall constitute a “Lender” and “Revolving Lender”, in each case, under and as defined in the Credit Agreement. This Agreement shall constitute a “Refinancing Facility Agreement” under and as defined in the Credit Agreement.
SECTION 6.2    Except as specifically amended or otherwise modified herein or contemplated hereby, the Credit Agreement and each of the other Loan Documents, as specifically amended by this Agreement, are and shall continue to be in full force and effect in all respects. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, all of the Collateral described in the Security Documents shall continue to secure the payment of all Obligations (including, without limitation, all obligations in respect of the Term B-1 Loans, Additional Term B-1 Loans and the Additional Revolving Commitments). This Agreement shall not constitute a novation of any Obligations existing prior to the date hereof and shall merely amend or otherwise modify such Obligations to the extent set forth herein.
SECTION 6.3    The execution, delivery and effectiveness of this Agreement shall not, except as expressly provided herein, operate as a waiver of any right, power or remedy of any Lender or the Administrative Agent under any of the Loan Documents, nor constitute a waiver of any provision of any of the Loan Documents. On and after the Restatement Effective Date, this Agreement shall constitute a Loan Document. This Agreement and the Credit Agreement shall not constitute a novation of the Existing Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document.
ARTICLE VII

MISCELLANEOUS
SECTION 7.1    Amendments; Severability.
(a)This Agreement may not be amended nor may any provision hereof be waived except in accordance with the provisions of Section 9.02 of the Credit Agreement.
(b)To the extent any provision of this Agreement is prohibited by or invalid under the applicable law of any jurisdiction, such provision shall be ineffective only to the extent of such prohibition or invalidity and only in such jurisdiction, without prohibiting or invalidating such provision in any other jurisdiction or the remaining provisions of this Agreement in any jurisdiction.
SECTION 7.2    Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Waiver of Jury Trial. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the State of New York. The provisions of Sections 9.09 and 9.10 of the Credit Agreement are incorporated herein by reference, mutatis mutandis.
SECTION 7.3    Headings. Article and Section headings used herein are for convenience of reference only, are not part of this Agreement and are not to affect the construction of, or to be taken into consideration in interpreting, this Agreement.
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SECTION 7.4    Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall constitute an original but all of which, when taken together, shall constitute but one contract, and shall become effective as provided in Section 9.21 of the Credit Agreement. The words “execution,” “signed,” “signature,” “delivery,” and words of like import in or relating to any document to be signed in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby shall be deemed to include Electronic Signatures, electronic delivery, the electronic matching of assignment terms and contract formations on electronic platforms approved by the Administrative Agent, or the keeping of records in electronic form, each of which shall be of the same legal effect, validity or enforceability as a manually executed signature, physical delivery thereof or the use of a paper-based recordkeeping system, 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 nothing herein shall require the Administrative Agent to accept Electronic Signatures in any form or format without its prior written consent. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Borrower hereby (i) agrees that, for all purposes, including without limitation, in connection with any workout, restructuring, enforcement of remedies, bankruptcy proceedings or litigation among the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Loan Parties, electronic images of this Agreement or any other Loan Documents (in each case, including with respect to any signature pages thereto) shall have the same legal effect, validity and enforceability as any paper original, and (ii) waive any argument, defense or right to contest the validity or enforceability of this Agreement based solely on the lack of paper original copies of this Agreement, including with respect to any signature pages thereto.
SECTION 7.5    Reaffirmation. The Borrower and each Guarantor party hereto, as party to the Credit Agreement, the Collateral Agreement and/or certain of the Security Documents and the other Loan Documents, in each case as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, hereby (a) consents to the amendment of the Credit Agreement effected hereby, (b) acknowledges and agrees that all of its obligations under the Credit Agreement, the Collateral Agreement, the Security Documents and the other Loan Documents to which it is a party are reaffirmed and remain in full force and effect on a continuous basis and are hereby ratified and confirmed in all respects, in each case as amended by this Agreement, (c) reaffirms (i) each Lien granted by it to the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties and (ii) any guaranties made by it pursuant to the Collateral Agreement, and (d) acknowledges and agrees that the grants of security interests by it contained in, and all Liens created under, the Collateral Agreement and any other Security Document shall remain in full force and effect and continue to secure the Obligations (including, without limitation, all obligations in respect of the Term B-1 Loans, Additional Term B-1 Loans, the Additional Revolving Commitments and all other obligations of the Loan Parties under the Credit Agreement) after giving effect to this Agreement. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed as substitution or novation of the obligations outstanding under the Credit Agreement or the other Loan Documents, which shall remain in full force and effect, except to any extent modified hereby.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be duly executed and delivered by their respective duly authorized officers as of the day and year first above written.
CHAMPIONX CORPORATION
By:        /s/ Kenneth M. Fisher        
Name:    Kenneth M. Fisher
Title:    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
CHAMPIONX HOLDING INC.
CHAMPIONX LLC
CHAMPIONX U.S. 3 INC.
CHAMPIONX U.S. 5 LLC
CHAMPIONX USA INC.



By: /s/ Antoine Marcos    
Name:    Antoine Marcos
Title:    Vice President
ACE DOWNHOLE, LLC
APERGY ARTIFICIAL LIFT, LLC
APERGY ESP SYSTEMS, LLC
HARBISON-FISCHER, INC.
HONETREAT COMPANY
NORRIS RODS, INC.
PCS FERGUSON, INC.
QUARTZDYNE, INC.
SPIRIT GLOBAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS, INC.
THETA OILFIELD SERVICES, INC.
UPCO, INC.
WELLMARK HOLDINGS, INC.


By: /s/ Daniel T. Erdman    
Name:    Daniel T. Erdman
Title:    Vice President and Treasurer
APERGY (DELAWARE) FORMATION, INC.
APERGY USA, INC.

By: : /s/ Daniel T. Erdman    
Name:    Daniel T. Erdman
Title:    Treasurer and Assistant Secretary
[Signature Page to Restatement Agreement]





APERGY BMCS ACQUISITION CORP.



By: /s/ Curtis Stucki    
Name:    Curtis Stucki
Title:    Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
APERGY ENERGY AUTOMATION, LLC



By: /s/ Paul Mahoney    
Name:    Paul Mahoney
Title:    President

US SYNTHETIC CORPORATION

By: /s/ Robert Galloway    
Name:    Robert Galloway
Title:    President
NORRISEAL-WELLMARK, INC.

By: /s/ Daniel T. Erdman    
Name:    Daniel T. Erdman
Title:    Vice President and Secretary
WINDROCK, INC.



By: /s/ Daniel T. Erdman    
Name:    Daniel T. Erdman
Title:    Treasurer

[Signature Page to Restatement Agreement]




ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
as Administrative Agent
By:_/s/ Arina Mavilian ________________________
Name: Arina Mavilian
Title: Executive Director



[Signature Page to Restatement Agreement]





[Lender Signature Pages on file with Administrative Agent]

[Signature Page to Restatement Agreement]







Exhibit A

See attached.







Exhibit A
Published Deal CUSIP Number: 03755PAA3
Term Loan CUSIP Number: 15872NAC-6
Revolving Credit CUSIP Number: 72NAB-8


AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT

dated as of

June 7, 2022,
among

CHAMPIONX CORPORATION,
as the Borrower,

The Lenders and Issuing Banks Party Hereto,

and

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
as Administrative Agent
___________________________
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
BOFA SECURITIES, INC.,
HSBC BANK USA, N.A.,
MIZUHO BANK, LTD.,
MORGAN STANLEY SENIOR FUNDING, INC.,
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, and
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners

BOFA SECURITIES, INC.,
HSBC BANK USA, N.A.,
MIZUHO BANK, LTD.,
MORGAN STANLEY SENIOR FUNDING, INC.,
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, and
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
as Syndication Agents

CITIBANK, N.A.,
FIFTH THIRD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
SANTANDER BANK, N.A.,
SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORPORATION, and
CIBC WORLD MARKETS CORP.
as Documentation Agents






TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
ARTICLE I

DEFINITIONS
SECTION 1.01.    Defined Terms
1
SECTION 1.02.    Classification of Loans and Borrowings
53
SECTION 1.03.    Terms Generally
53
SECTION 1.04.    Accounting Terms; GAAP
54
SECTION 1.05.    Pro Forma Calculations
54
SECTION 1.06.    Exchange Rates; Currency Equivalents
54
SECTION 1.07.    Divisions.
55
SECTION 1.08.    Interest Rates; Benchmark Notification.
55

ARTICLE II

THE CREDITS
SECTION 2.01.    Commitments
56
SECTION 2.02.    Loans and Borrowings.
56
SECTION 2.03.    Requests for Borrowings
56
SECTION 2.04.    [Reserved]
57
SECTION 2.05.    Letters of Credit
57
SECTION 2.06.    Funding of Borrowings
63
SECTION 2.07.    Interest Elections
63
SECTION 2.08.    Termination and Reduction of Commitments
65
SECTION 2.09.    Repayment of Loans; Evidence of Debt
65
SECTION 2.10.    Amortization of Term Loans
65
SECTION 2.11.    Prepayment of Loans
66
SECTION 2.12.    Fees
69
SECTION 2.13.    Interest
70
SECTION 2.14.    Alternate Rate of Interest
71
SECTION 2.15.    Increased Costs
74
SECTION 2.16.    Break Funding Payments
75
SECTION 2.17.    Taxes
75
SECTION 2.18.    Payments Generally; Pro Rata Treatment; Sharing of Setoffs; Application of Proceeds
78
SECTION 2.19.    Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders
79
SECTION 2.20.    Defaulting Lenders
80
SECTION 2.21.    Incremental Extensions of Credit
82
SECTION 2.22.    Extension of Maturity Date
85
SECTION 2.23.    Refinancing Facilities
87
SECTION 2.24.    Sustainability Targets.
88
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ARTICLE III

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
SECTION 3.01.    Organization; Powers
89
SECTION 3.02.    Authorization; Due Execution and Delivery; Enforceability
89
SECTION 3.03.    Governmental Approvals; No Conflicts
89
SECTION 3.04.    Financial Condition; No Material Adverse Change
89
SECTION 3.05.    Properties
90
SECTION 3.06.    Litigation and Environmental Matters
90
SECTION 3.07.    Compliance with Laws
91
SECTION 3.08.    Anti-Terrorism Laws; Anti-Corruption Laws
91
SECTION 3.09.    Investment Company Status
91
SECTION 3.10.    Federal Reserve Regulations
91
SECTION 3.11.    Taxes
91
SECTION 3.12.    ERISA
91
SECTION 3.13.    Disclosure
92
SECTION 3.14.    Subsidiaries
92
SECTION 3.15.    Use of Proceeds
92
SECTION 3.16.    Labor Matters
92
SECTION 3.17.    Solvency
92
SECTION 3.18.    Collateral Matters
93
SECTION 3.19.    EEA Financial Institutions
93

ARTICLE IV

CONDITIONS
SECTION 4.01.    [Reserved]
94
SECTION 4.02.    Each Credit Event
94

ARTICLE V

AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS
SECTION 5.01.    Financial Statements and Other Information
94
SECTION 5.02.    Notices of Material Events
96
SECTION 5.03.    Information Regarding Collateral
96
SECTION 5.04.    Existence; Conduct of Business
97
SECTION 5.05.    Payment of Taxes
97
SECTION 5.06.    Maintenance of Properties
97
SECTION 5.07.    Insurance
97
SECTION 5.08.    Environmental
98
SECTION 5.09.    Books and Records; Inspection and Audit Rights
98
SECTION 5.10.    Compliance with Laws
99
SECTION 5.11.    Use of Proceeds; Letters of Credit
99
SECTION 5.12.    Additional Subsidiaries
99
SECTION 5.13.    Further Assurances
99
SECTION 5.14.    Credit Ratings
100
SECTION 5.15.    Post-Effective Date Matters
100
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SECTION 5.16.    Designation of Subsidiaries
100

ARTICLE VI

NEGATIVE COVENANTS
SECTION 6.01.    Indebtedness
101
SECTION 6.02.    Liens
103
SECTION 6.03.    Fundamental Changes
104
SECTION 6.04.    Investments, Loans, Advances, Guarantees and Acquisitions
105
SECTION 6.05.    Asset Sales
108
SECTION 6.06.    Sale and Leaseback Transactions
109
SECTION 6.07.    Use of Proceeds
109
SECTION 6.08.    Restricted Payments; Certain Payments of Junior Indebtedness
110
SECTION 6.09.    Transactions with Affiliates
111
SECTION 6.10.    Restrictive Agreements
112
SECTION 6.11.    Amendment of Material Documents
112
SECTION 6.12.    Interest Coverage Ratio
112
SECTION 6.13.    Total Leverage Ratio
112
SECTION 6.14.    Changes in Fiscal Periods
113

ARTICLE VII

EVENTS OF DEFAULT
115

ARTICLE VIII

THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT
SECTION 8.01.    Administrative Agent Matters
116
SECTION 8.02.    Certain ERISA Matters
122

ARTICLE IX

MISCELLANEOUS
SECTION 9.01.    Notices
123
SECTION 9.02.    Waivers; Amendments
125
SECTION 9.03.    Expenses; Limitation of Liability; Indemnity; Damage Waiver
128
SECTION 9.04.    Successors and Assigns
130
SECTION 9.05.    Survival
135
SECTION 9.06.    Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness
135
SECTION 9.07.    Severability
136
SECTION 9.08.    Right of Setoff
136
SECTION 9.09.    Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Consent to Service of Process
136
SECTION 9.10.    WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL
137
SECTION 9.11.    Headings
137
SECTION 9.12.    Confidentiality
137
SECTION 9.13.    Interest Rate Limitation
138
SECTION 9.14.    Release of Liens and Guarantees
138
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SECTION 9.15.    USA PATRIOT Act Notice
138
SECTION 9.16.    No Fiduciary Relationship
139
SECTION 9.17.    Non-Public Information
139
SECTION 9.18.    Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of Affected Financial Institutions
140
SECTION 9.19.    Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs.
140
SECTION 9.20.    Judgment Currency
141
SECTION 9.21.    Effectiveness of Amendment and Restatement.
141

SCHEDULES:
Schedule 1.01(a)    —    Restatement Effective Date Guarantors
Schedule 1.01(b)    —    Mortgaged Property
Schedule 2.01    —    Commitments
Schedule 2.24    —    Sustainability Table
Schedule 3.14    —    Subsidiaries
Schedule 6.01    —    Existing Indebtedness
Schedule 6.02    —    Existing Liens
Schedule 6.04    —    Existing Investments
Schedule 6.10    —    Existing Restrictions
EXHIBITS:
Exhibit A    —    Form of Assignment and Assumption
Exhibit B    —    Form of Borrowing Request
Exhibit C    —    [Reserved]
Exhibit D    —    Form of Perfection Certificate
Exhibit E    —    Form of Supplemental Perfection Certificate
Exhibit F    —    Form of Secured Supply Chain Financing Designation
Exhibit G    —    Auction Procedures
Exhibit H    —    Form of Affiliated Lender Assignment and Assumption
Exhibit I    —    Form of Global Intercompany Note
Exhibit J-1    —    Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate for Foreign Lenders that are not Partnerships for U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes
Exhibit J-2    —    Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate for Non-U.S. Participants that are Partnerships for U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes
Exhibit J-3    —    Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate for Non-U.S. Participants that are not Partnerships for U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes
Exhibit J-4    —    Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate for Foreign Lenders that are Partnerships for U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes
Exhibit K-1    —    Form of Term Note
Exhibit K-2    —    Form of Revolving Note
Exhibit L    —    Form of Solvency Certificate


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AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT dated as of June 7, 2022 (this “Agreement”), among CHAMPIONX CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation, the LENDERS and ISSUING BANKS party hereto and JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as Administrative Agent.
The Borrower is party to that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of May 9, 2018 (as amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or modified prior to the date hereof, the “Existing Credit Agreement”), among the Borrower, the lenders and issuing banks from time to time party thereto and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, pursuant to which the lenders thereunder have extended or committed to extent certain credit facilities to the Borrower.
The Borrower has requested the Existing Credit Agreement be amended and restated and in connection with such amendment and restatement has requested that (a) the Term B-1 Lenders extend credit in the form of Term B-1 Loans on the Restatement Effective Date in an aggregate principal amount of $625,000,000 and (b) the Revolving Lenders extend credit in the form of Revolving Loans and the Issuing Banks issue Letters of Credit, in each case at any time and from time to time during the Revolving Availability Period such that the Revolving Exposure will not exceed $700,000,000 at any time. The proceeds of the Term B-1 Loans, together with a borrowing of Revolving Loans, will be used on the Restatement Effective Date to (a) repay (i) the Initial Term Loans in full, (ii) Indebtedness under the Existing ChampionX Credit Agreement in full and (iii) Indebtedness under the Existing Senior Unsecured Notes in full and (b) pay fees and expenses related to the foregoing. The proceeds of the Revolving Loans after the Restatement Effective Date will be used for working capital and other general corporate purposes (including acquisitions permitted by this Agreement) of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries. Letters of Credit will be used by the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries for general corporate purposes.
The Lenders are willing to extend credit to the Borrower, and the Issuing Banks are willing to issue Letters of Credit for the account of the Borrower, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein. Accordingly, the parties hereto agree as follows:
ARTICLE I

Definitions
SECTION 1.01.Defined Terms. As used in this Agreement, the following terms have the meanings specified below:
ABR” means, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Alternate Base Rate. All ABR Loans shall be denominated in Dollars.
Additional Lender” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21(c).
Additional Revolving Commitments” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Restatement Agreement.
Additional Term B-1 Commitment” means, with respect to each Lender, the commitment, if any, of such Lender to make a Term B-1 Loan hereunder on the Restatement Effective Date, expressed as an amount representing the principal amount of the Term B-1 Loan to be made by such Lender hereunder, as such commitment may be (a) reduced from time to time pursuant to Section 2.08 and (b) reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to assignments by or to such Lender pursuant to Section 9.04. The initial amount of each Lender’s Additional Term B-1 Commitment is set forth on Schedule 2.01 or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender shall have assumed its Additional Term B-1 Commitment, as applicable. The initial aggregate amount of the Lenders’ Additional Term B-1 Commitments is $485,000,000.
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Adjusted CDOR Rate” means, with respect to any Term Benchmark Loan denominated in Canadian Dollars for any Interest Period, an interest rate per annum equal to (a) the CDOR Screen Rate for such Interest Period multiplied by (b) the Statutory Reserve Rate; provided that if the Adjusted CDOR Rate as so determined would be less than the Floor, such rate shall be deemed to be equal to the Floor for the purposes of this Agreement.
Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR” means with respect to any RFR Loan denominated in Dollars an interest rate per annum equal to (a) the Daily Simple SOFR, plus (b) 0.10%; provided that if the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR as so determined would be less than the Floor, such rate shall be deemed to be equal to the Floor for the purposes of this Agreement.
Adjusted Daily Simple SONIA” means, with respect to any RFR Loan denominated in Pounds Sterling, an interest rate per annum equal to (a) the Daily Simple SONIA, plus (b) 0.0326%; provided that if the Adjusted Daily Simple SONIA as so determined would be less than the Floor, such rate shall be deemed to be equal to the Floor for the purposes of this Agreement.
Adjusted EURIBOR Rate” means, with respect to any Term Benchmark Loan denominated in Euros for any Interest Period, an interest rate per annum equal to (a)  the EURIBOR Rate for such Interest Period multiplied by (b) the Statutory Reserve Rate; provided that if the Adjusted EURIBOR Rate as so determined would be less than the Floor, such rate shall be deemed to be equal to the Floor for the purposes of this Agreement.
Adjusted Term SOFR Rate” means, with respect to any Term Benchmark Loan denominated in Dollars for any Interest Period, an interest rate per annum equal to (a) the Term SOFR Rate for such Interest Period, plus (b) (x) in the case of the Term B-1 Loans, (i) for one-month Interest Periods, 0.10%, (ii) for three-month Interest Periods, 0.15% and (iii) for six-month Interest Periods, 0.25% and (y) in the case of the Revolving Loans, 0.10%; provided that if the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate as so determined would be less than the Floor, such rate shall be deemed to be equal to the Floor for the purposes of this Agreement.
Administrative Agent” means JPMCB (including its branches and affiliates), in its capacity as administrative agent and as collateral agent hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, and its successors in such capacity as provided in Article VIII.
Administrative Questionnaire” means an administrative questionnaire in a form supplied by the Administrative Agent.
Affected Financial Institution” means (a) any EEA Financial Institution or (b) any UK Financial Institution.
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.
Affiliated Lender Assignment and Assumption” means an assignment and assumption entered into by a Lender and a Purchasing Borrower Party (with the consent of any party whose consent is required by Section 9.04), and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in the form of Exhibit H or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.
Agreed Currencies” means dollars and each Alternative Currency.
Agreement” has the meaning assigned to such term in the introductory statement to this Credit Agreement.
Agreement Currency” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.20.
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AHYDO Catch-Up Payment” means any payment with respect to any obligations of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, including subordinated debt obligations, to avoid the application of Section 163(e)(5) of the Code thereto.
Alternate Base Rate” means, for any day, a rate per annum equal to the greatest of (a) the Prime Rate in effect on such day, (b) the NYFRB Rate in effect on such day plus ½ of 1% and (c) the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate for a one month Interest Period as published two U.S. Government Securities Business Days prior to such day (or if such day is not a Business Day, the immediately preceding Business Day) plus 1%, provided that for the purpose of this definition, the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate for any day shall be based on the Term SOFR Reference Rate at approximately 5:00 a.m. Chicago time on such day (or any amended publication time for the Term SOFR Reference Rate, as specified by the CME Term SOFR Administrator in the Term SOFR Reference methodology). Any change in the Alternate Base Rate due to a change in the Prime Rate, the NYFRB Rate or the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate shall be effective from and including the effective date of such change in the Prime Rate, the NYFRB Rate or the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate, respectively. If the Alternate Base Rate is being used as an alternate rate of interest pursuant to Section 2.14 (for the avoidance of doubt, only until the Benchmark Replacement has been determined pursuant to Section 2.14(b)), then the Alternate Base Rate shall be the greater of clauses (a) and (b) above and shall be determined without reference to clause (c) above. For the avoidance of doubt, if the Alternate Base Rate as determined pursuant to the foregoing would be less than (x) in the case of Term B-1 Loans 1.50%, such rate shall be deemed to be 1.50% for purposes of this Agreement and (y) in the case of Revolving Loans 1.00%, such rate shall be deemed to be 1.00% for purposes of this Agreement.
Alternative Currency” means (a) with respect to Revolving Loans, Euros, Pounds Sterling, Canadian Dollars and any additional currencies determined after the Restatement Effective Date by mutual agreement of the Borrower, Revolving Lenders and Administrative Agent and (b) with respect to Letters of Credit (i) Euros, Pounds Sterling, Canadian Dollars and Australian Dollars and (ii) any additional currencies determined after the Restatement Effective Date by mutual agreement of the Borrower, the Issuing Bank providing the relevant Letter of Credit and Administrative Agent; provided that each such currency is a lawful currency that is readily available, freely transferable and not restricted and able to be converted into dollars.
Alternative Incremental Facility Debt” means any Indebtedness incurred by the Borrower in the form of one or more series of senior secured loans, senior unsecured loans, senior secured notes, senior unsecured notes or unsecured “mezzanine” debt; provided that (i) if such Indebtedness is secured, such Indebtedness shall be secured by the Collateral on a pari passu or junior basis with the Loan Document Obligations and shall not be secured by any property or assets of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary other than the Collateral, (ii) such Indebtedness does not mature or have scheduled amortization or scheduled payments of principal prior to the Latest Maturity Date (or in the case of unsecured Indebtedness, the date that is 91 days after the Latest Maturity Date) at the time such Indebtedness is incurred (except, in each case, upon the occurrence of an event of default, a change in control, an event of loss or an asset disposition), (iii) mandatory prepayments of any such Indebtedness that is secured on a junior basis or that is unsecured shall not be required except to the extent that prepayments are not required to be made in respect of the Term Loans hereunder and under any other Indebtedness permitted under Section 6.01 that is permitted to be secured by the Collateral on a pari passu basis with the Term Loans (and then only to the extent such prepayment is permitted under this Agreement and any indenture or other agreement related to such other Indebtedness), (iv) if such Indebtedness is secured, the security agreement relating to such Indebtedness is not materially more favorable to the secured parties thereunder (when taken as a whole) than the Collateral Agreement is to the Lenders, (v) such Indebtedness is not guaranteed by any Subsidiaries other than the Loan Parties and (vi) if such Indebtedness is secured, a trustee or note agent acting on behalf of the holders of such Indebtedness shall have become party to customary intercreditor arrangements mutually agreed with the Administrative Agent.
Anti-Corruption Laws” means all laws, rules, and regulations of any jurisdiction applicable to the Borrower or any of its Affiliates from time to time concerning or relating to bribery or corruption.
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Applicable Percentage” means, at any time with respect to any Revolving Lender, the percentage of the Total Revolving Commitments represented by such Lender’s Revolving Commitment at such time. If the Revolving Commitments have terminated or expired, the Applicable Percentages shall be determined based upon the Revolving Commitments most recently in effect, giving effect to any assignments of Revolving Loans and LC Exposures that occur after such termination or expiration.
Applicable Rate” means, for any day,
(a)    with respect to any Term B-1 Loan that is an ABR Loan, 2.25% per annum, and with respect to any Term B-1 Loan that is a Term Benchmark Loan, 3.25% per annum.
(b)    (i) with respect to any Revolving Loan that is an ABR Loan, (x) initially 0.75% per annum and (y) from and after the date on which the Borrower delivers financial statements for the first full fiscal quarter ending after the Restatement Effective Date pursuant to Section 5.01(b) (the “Pricing Grid Date”), the applicable rate per annum set forth in the table below under the caption “ABR Loans” based upon the Total Leverage Ratio as of the end of the most recently ended Test Period, (ii) with respect to any Revolving Loan that is a Term Benchmark Loan or RFR Loan, (x) initially 1.75% per annum and (y) from and after the Pricing Grid Date, the applicable rate per annum set forth in the table below under the caption “Term Benchmark Loans and RFR Loans” based upon the Total Leverage Ratio as of the end of the most recently ended Test Period, and (iii) with respect to the commitment fees payable hereunder in respect of Revolving Loans, (x) initially 0.25% and (y) from and after the Pricing Grid Date, the applicable rate per annum set forth in the table below under the caption “Commitment Fee” based upon the Total Leverage Ratio as of the end of the most recently ended Test Period.
LevelTotal Leverage RatioTerm Benchmark Loans and RFR LoansABR LoansCommitment Fee
I≥ 4.00 to 1.02.50%1.50%0.40%
II< 4.00 to 1.0 but ≥ 3.50 to 1.02.25%1.25%0.35%
III< 3.50 to 1.0 but ≥ 2.50 to 1.02.00%1.00%0.30%
IV< 2.50 to 1.01.75%0.75%0.25%
For purposes of this clause (b), each change in the Applicable Rate resulting from a change in the Total Leverage Ratio shall be effective during the period commencing on and including the date of delivery to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b) of the consolidated financial statements indicating such change and ending on the date immediately preceding the effective date of the next such change; provided that the Total Leverage Ratio shall be deemed to be in Level I at the option of the Administrative Agent or at the request of the Required Lenders if the Borrower fails to deliver the consolidated financial statements required to be delivered by it pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b) or the certificate of a Financial Officer required to be delivered by it pursuant to Section 5.01(c) during the period from the expiration of the time for delivery thereof until such consolidated financial statements and such certificate are delivered.
Applicable Time” means, with respect to any Borrowings and payments in any Alternative Currency, the local time in the place of settlement for such Alternative Currency as may be determined by the Administrative Agent or the Issuing Bank, as the case may be, to be necessary for timely settlement on the relevant date in accordance with normal banking procedures in the place of payment
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Approved Fund” means, with respect to any Lender or Eligible Assignee, any Person (other than a natural person) that is engaged in making, purchasing, holding or investing in commercial loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its activities and that is administered, advised or managed by (a) such Lender or Eligible Assignee, (b) an Affiliate of such Lender or Eligible Assignee or (c) an entity or an Affiliate of an entity that administers, advises or manages such Lender or Eligible Assignee.
Arrangers” means, collectively, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., BofA Securities, Inc., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., U.S. Bank National Association and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, in their capacities as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners for the credit facilities provided for herein.
Assignment and Assumption” means an assignment and assumption entered into by a Lender and an Eligible Assignee (with the consent of any Person whose consent is required by Section 9.04) and accepted by the Administrative Agent, substantially in the form of Exhibit A or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.
Auction” means an auction pursuant to which a Purchasing Borrower Party offers to purchase Term Loans pursuant to the Auction Procedures.
Auction Procedures” means the procedures set forth in Exhibit G.
Auction Purchase Offer” means an offer by a Purchasing Borrower Party to purchase Term Loans of one or more Classes pursuant to an auction process conducted in accordance with the Auction Procedures and otherwise in accordance with Section 9.04(e).
Australian Dollar” or “AUD” refers to lawful money of the Commonwealth of Australia.
Available Amount” means, at any time, (a) the sum of (i) an amount equal to the greater of (x) $100,000,000 and (y) 5.0% of Consolidated Net Tangible Assets as of the last day of the most recently ended Test Period, plus (ii) the sum of Excess Cash Flow for each fiscal year of the Borrower in respect of which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) during the period from and including the day immediately following the Effective Date and prior to such time (to the extent such Excess Cash Flow amount exceeds $0), plus (iii) the Net Proceeds from any sale or issuance of Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Equity Interests) of the Borrower to the extent such Net Proceeds are received by the Borrower during the period from and including the day immediately following the Effective Date through and including such time plus (iv) the aggregate amount of prepayments declined by the Term Lenders and retained by the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.11(e) during the period from and including the day immediately following the Effective Date through and including such time, plus (v) the amount of any Investment made using the Available Amount of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in any Unrestricted Subsidiary that has been re-designated as a Restricted Subsidiary or that has been merged, amalgamated or consolidated with or into the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, in each case, during the period from and including the day immediately following the Effective Date through and including such time, plus (vi) in the event that all or a portion of the Available Amount has been applied to make an Investment pursuant to Section 6.04(u), an amount (not to exceed the original amount of such Investment) equal to the aggregate amount received by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in cash and cash equivalents, or the fair market value of any property received by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, from (A) the sale to any third party of any such Investment less any amounts that would be deducted pursuant to clause (b) of the definition of “Net Proceeds”, (B) any dividend or other distribution received in respect of any such Investment and (C) interest, returns of principal, repayments and similar payments received in respect of any such Investment, in each case, during the period from and including the day immediately following the Effective Date through and including such time plus (vii) the principal amount of any Indebtedness of the Borrower issued after the Effective Date which has been converted into or exchanged for Qualified Equity Interests, minus (b) the sum at such time of (i) all prepayments required to be made under Section 2.11(d) in respect of Excess Cash Flow for each fiscal year of the Borrower in respect of which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a),
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plus (ii) Investments previously or concurrently made under Section 6.04(u) in reliance on the Available Amount, plus (iii) Restricted Payments previously or concurrently made under Section 6.08(a)(xii) in reliance on the Available Amount, plus (iv) prepayments of Indebtedness previously or concurrently made under Section 6.08(b)(iv) in reliance on the Available Amount, in each case, during the period from and including the day immediately following the Effective Date through and including such time.
Available Tenor” means, as of any date of determination and with respect to the then-current Benchmark for any Agreed Currency, as applicable, any tenor for such Benchmark (or component thereof) or payment period for interest calculated with reference to such Benchmark (or component thereof), as applicable, that is or may be used for determining the length of an Interest Period for any term rate or otherwise, for determining any frequency of making payments of interest calculated pursuant to this Agreement 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 clause (e) of Section 2.14.
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 Title 11 of the United States Code entitled “Bankruptcy,” as now or hereafter in effect, or any successor thereto, as hereafter amended.
Bankruptcy Event” means, with respect to any Person, that such Person has become the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, or has had a receiver, conservator, trustee, administrator, custodian, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with the reorganization or liquidation of its business appointed for it, or, in the good faith determination of the Administrative Agent, has taken any action in furtherance of, or indicating its consent to, approval of or acquiescence in, any such proceeding or appointment; provided that a Bankruptcy Event shall not result solely by virtue of any ownership interest, or the acquisition of any ownership interest, in such Person by a Governmental Authority; provided further that such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Person with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States of America or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Person (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made by such Person.
Benchmark” means, initially, with respect to any (i) RFR Loan, the Relevant Rate for such Agreed Currency or (ii)Term Benchmark Loan, the Relevant Rate for such Agreed Currency; provided that if a Benchmark Transition Event, and the related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred with respect to the applicable Relevant Rate or the then-current Benchmark for such Agreed Currency, then “Benchmark” means the applicable Benchmark Replacement to the extent that such Benchmark Replacement has replaced such prior benchmark rate pursuant to clause (b) of Section 2.14.
Benchmark Replacement” means, for any Available Tenor, the first alternative set forth in the order below that can be determined by the Administrative Agent for the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date; provided that, in the case of any Loan denominated in an Alternative Currency, “Benchmark Replacement” shall mean the alternative set forth in (2) below:
(1)    in the case of any Loan denominated in Dollars, the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR;
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(2)    the sum of: (a) the alternate benchmark rate that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower as the replacement for the then-current Benchmark for the applicable Corresponding Tenor giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a replacement benchmark rate or the mechanism for determining such a rate by the Relevant Governmental Body or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a benchmark rate as a replacement for the then-current Benchmark for syndicated credit facilities denominated in the applicable Agreed Currency at such time in the United States and (b) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment;
If the Benchmark Replacement as determined pursuant to clause (1) or (2) above would be less than the Floor, the Benchmark Replacement will be deemed to be the Floor for the purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.
Benchmark Replacement Adjustment” means, with respect to any replacement of the then-current Benchmark with an Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for any applicable Interest Period and Available Tenor for any setting of such Unadjusted 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 for the applicable Corresponding Tenor giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement by the Relevant Governmental Body on the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date and/or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for syndicated credit facilities denominated in the applicable Agreed Currency at such time.
Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes” means, with respect to any Benchmark Replacement and/or any Term Benchmark Loans denominated in dollars, any technical, administrative or operational changes (including changes to the definition of “Alternate Base Rate,” the definition of “Business Day,” the definition of “U.S. Government Securities Business Day,” the definition of “RFR Business Day,” the definition of “Interest Period,” timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest, timing of borrowing requests or prepayment, conversion or continuation notices, length of lookback periods, the applicability of breakage provisions, and other technical, administrative or operational matters) that the Administrative Agent decides (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 decides that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or if the Administrative Agent determines that no market practice for the administration of such Benchmark Replacement exists, in such other manner of administration as the Administrative Agent decides is reasonably necessary (in consultation with the Borrower) in connection with the administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents).
Benchmark Replacement Date” means, with respect to any Benchmark, the earliest to occur of the following events with respect to such then-current Benchmark:
(1)    in the case of clause (1) or (2) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the later of (a) the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein and (b) 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 of such Benchmark (or such component thereof); or
(2)    in the case of clause (3) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the first date on 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
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such component thereof) to be no longer representative; provided, that such non-representativeness will be determined by reference to the most recent statement or publication referenced in such clause (3) and even if any Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) continues to be provided on such date.
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) the “Benchmark Replacement Date” will be deemed to have occurred in the case of clause (1) or (2) 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 of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof).
Benchmark Transition Event” means, with respect to any Benchmark, the occurrence of one or more of the following events with respect to such then-current Benchmark:
(1) 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 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 of such Benchmark (or such component thereof);
(2) 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 Federal Reserve Board, the NYFRB, the CME Term SOFR Administrator, the central bank for the Agreed Currency applicable to such Benchmark, 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 authority over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component), in each case, which states that the administrator of such Benchmark (or such component) has ceased or will cease to provide all Available Tenors 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 of such Benchmark (or such component thereof); or
(3) 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 longer, or as of a specified future date will no longer be, representative.
For the avoidance of doubt, 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 Unavailability Period” means, with respect to any Benchmark, the period (if any) (x) beginning at the time that a Benchmark Replacement Date pursuant to clause (1) or (2) of that definition has occurred if, at such time, no Benchmark Replacement has replaced such then-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in accordance with Section 2.14 and (y) ending at the time that a Benchmark Replacement has replaced such then-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in accordance with Section 2.14.
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Beneficial Ownership Certification” means a certification regarding beneficial ownership or control as required by the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.
Beneficial Ownership Regulation” means 31 C.F.R. § 1010.230.
Benefit Plan” means any of (a) an “employee benefit plan” (as defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA) that is subject to Title I of ERISA, (b) a “plan” as defined in Section 4975 of the Code to which Section 4975 of the Code applies, and (c) any Person whose assets include (for purposes of the Plan Asset Regulations or otherwise for purposes of Title I of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code) the assets of any such “employee benefit plan” or “plan”.
Board of Governors” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States of America.
Borrower” means ChampionX Corporation, a Delaware corporation.
Borrowing” means Loans of the same Class, Type and currency, made, converted or continued on the same date and, in the case of Term Benchmark Loans, as to which a single Interest Period is in effect.
Borrowing Minimum” means (a) in the case of a Term Benchmark Borrowing denominated in dollars, $1,000,000, (b) in the case of a Term Benchmark Borrowing or RFR Borrowing denominated in any Alternative Currency, the smallest amount of such Alternative Currency that is an integral multiple of 100,000 units of such currency and that has a Dollar Equivalent in excess of $1,000,000 and (c) in the case of an ABR Borrowing, $500,000.
Borrowing Multiple” means (a) in the case of a Term Benchmark Borrowing denominated in dollars, $500,000, (b) in the case of a Term Benchmark Borrowing or RFR Borrowing denominated in any Alternative Currency, the smallest amount of such Alternative Currency that is an integral multiple of 100,000 units of such currency and that has a Dollar Equivalent in excess of $500,000 and (c) in the case of an ABR Borrowing, $100,000.
Borrowing Request” means a request by the Borrower for a Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.03 which shall be, in the case of a written Borrowing Request, in the form of Exhibit B or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent and otherwise consistent with the requirements of Section 2.03.
Business Day” means, any day (other than a Saturday or a Sunday) on which banks are open for business in New York City and Chicago; provided that, (a) in relation to Loans denominated in Pounds Sterling, any day (other than a Saturday or a Sunday) on which banks are open for business in London, (b) in relation to Loans denominated in Euros and in relation to the calculation or computation of EURIBOR, any day which is a TARGET Day, (c) if such day relates to any Letters of Credit denominated in Australian Dollars, or payment or purchase of Australian Dollars, any day on which banks are open for general business in London and Sydney, (d) if such day relates to any Loans denominated in Canadian Dollars or payment or purchase of Canadian Dollars, any day except Saturday, Sunday and any day which shall be in Toronto, Ontario a legal holiday or a day in which banking institutions are authorized or required by law or other government action to close in Toronto and (e) in relation to RFR Loans and any interest rate settings, fundings, disbursements, settlements or payments of any such RFR Loan, or any other dealings in the applicable Agreed Currency of such RFR Loan, any such day that is only an RFR Business Day.
Calculation Date” (a) with respect to any Loan denominated in any Alternative Currency, each of the following: (i) the date of the borrowing of such Loan and (ii) (A) with respect to any Term Benchmark Loan, each date of a conversion into or continuation of such Loan pursuant to the terms of this Agreement and (B) with respect to any RFR Loan, each date that is on the numerically corresponding day in each calendar month that is one month after the borrowing of such Loan (or, if there is no such numerically corresponding day in such month, then the last day of such month); (b) with respect to any Letter of Credit denominated in an
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Alternative Currency, each of the following: (i) the date on which such Letter of Credit is issued, (ii) the first Business Day of each calendar month and (iii) the date of any amendment of such Letter of Credit that has the effect of increasing the face amount thereof; and (c) any additional date as the Administrative Agent may determine at any time when an Event of Default exists and is continuing.
Canadian Dollars”, “CAD” and the sign “C$” means the lawful money of Canada.
Capital Expenditures” means, for any period, the additions to property, plant and equipment and other capital expenditures of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries that are set forth in a consolidated statement of cash flows of the Borrower for such period prepared in accordance with GAAP, but excluding in each case any such expenditure (i) constituting reinvestment of the Net Proceeds of any event described in clause (a) or (b) of the definition of the term “Prepayment Event,” to the extent permitted by Section 2.11(c), (ii) made by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary as payment of the consideration for any acquisition permitted by this Agreement, (iii) made by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to effect leasehold improvements to any property leased by the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary as lessee, to the extent that such expenses have been reimbursed by the landlord, (iv) in the form of a substantially contemporaneous exchange of similar property, plant, equipment or other capital assets, except to the extent of cash or other consideration (other than the assets so exchanged), if any, paid or payable by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary and (v) made with the Net Proceeds from the issuance of Qualified Equity Interests.
Capital Lease Obligations” of any Person means the obligations of such Person to pay rent or other amounts under any lease of (or other arrangement conveying the right to use) real or personal property, or a combination thereof, which obligations are required to be classified and accounted for as capital leases on a balance sheet of such Person under GAAP, and the amount of such obligations shall be the capitalized amount thereof determined in accordance with GAAP. For purposes of Section 6.02, a Capital Lease Obligation shall be deemed to be secured by a Lien on the property being leased and such property shall be deemed to be owned by the lessee.
Cash Management Services” means cash management services for collections, treasury management services (including controlled disbursement, overdraft, automated clearing house fund transfer services, return items and interstate depository network services), any demand deposit, payroll, trust or operating account relationships, commercial credit cards, merchant card, purchase or debit cards, non-card e-payables services, and other cash management services, including electronic funds transfer services, lockbox services, stop payment services and wire transfer services.
CBR Loan” means a Loan that bears interest at a rate determined by reference to the Central Bank Rate.
CBR Spread” means the Applicable Rate, applicable to such Loan that is replaced by a CBR Loan.
CDOR Screen Rate means, for the relevant Interest Period, the annual rate of interest equal to the average rate applicable to Canadian dollar Canadian bankers’ acceptances for the applicable period that appears on the “Reuters Screen CDOR Page” as defined in the International Swap Dealer Association, Inc. definitions, as modified and amended from time to time (or, in the event such rate does not appear on such page or screen, on any successor or substitute page or screen that displays such rate, or on the appropriate page of such other information service that publishes such rate from time to time, as selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion), rounded to the nearly 1/100th of 1% (with .005% being rounded up), as of 10:15 a.m. Toronto local time on the first day of such Interest Period and, if such day is not a business day, then on the immediately preceding Business Day (as adjusted by Administrative Agent after 10:15 a.m. Toronto local time to reflect any error in the posted rate of interest or in the posted average annual rate of interest). If the CDOR Screen Rate shall be less than zero, the CDOR Screen Rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.
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Central Bank Rate” the (A) the greater of (i) for any Loan denominated in (a) Pounds Sterling, the Bank of England (or any successor thereto)’s “Bank Rate” as published by the Bank of England (or any successor thereto) from time to time, (b) Euro, one of the following three rates as may be selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion: (1) the fixed rate for the main refinancing operations of the European Central Bank (or any successor thereto), or, if that rate is not published, the minimum bid rate for the main refinancing operations of the European Central Bank (or any successor thereto), each as published by the European Central Bank (or any successor thereto) from time to time, (2) the rate for the marginal lending facility of the European Central Bank (or any successor thereto), as published by the European Central Bank (or any successor thereto) from time to time or (3) the rate for the deposit facility of the central banking system of the Participating Member States, as published by the European Central Bank (or any successor thereto) from time to time, (c) Canadian Dollars, the PRIMCAN Index rate that appears on the Bloomberg screen at 10:15 a.m. Toronto time on the relevant day (or, in the event that the PRIMCAN Index is not published by Bloomberg, any other information services that publishes such index from time to time, as selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion) and (d) any other Alternative Currency determined after the Restatement Effective Date, a central bank rate as determined by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion and (ii) the Floor; plus (B) the applicable Central Bank Rate Adjustment.
Central Bank Rate Adjustment” means, for any day, for any Loan denominated in (a) Euro, a rate equal to the difference (which may be a positive or negative value or zero) of (i) the average of the Adjusted EURIBOR Rate for the five most recent Business Days preceding such day for which the EURIBOR Screen Rate was available (excluding, from such averaging, the highest and the lowest Adjusted EURIBOR Rate applicable during such period of five Business Days) minus (ii) the Central Bank Rate in respect of Euro in effect on the last Business Day in such period, (b) Pounds Sterling, a rate equal to the difference (which may be a positive or negative value or zero) of (i) the average of Adjusted Daily Simple SONIA for RFR Borrowings for the five most recent RFR Business Days preceding such day for which SONIA was available (excluding, from such averaging, the highest and the lowest such Adjusted Daily Simple SONIA applicable during such period of five RFR Business Days) minus (ii) the Central Bank Rate in respect of Pounds Sterling in effect on the last RFR Business Day in such period, and (c) any other Alternative Currency determined after the Restatement Effective Date, a Central Bank Rate Adjustment as determined by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion. For purposes of this definition, (x) the term Central Bank Rate shall be determined disregarding clause (B) of the definition of such term and (y) the EURIBOR Rate on any day shall be based on the EURIBOR Screen Rate on such day at approximately the time referred to in the definition of such term for deposits in the applicable Agreed Currency for a maturity of one month.
CFC” means a “controlled foreign corporation” within the meaning of Section 957 of the Code.
ChampionX Merger Agreement” means that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization, dated December 18, 2019 (as amended, restated, amended and restated, modified or supplemented from time to time).
ChampionX Transactions” means, collectively, (a) the transactions contemplated by the ChampionX Merger Agreement and the other transactions consummated in connection therewith, (b) any intercompany transaction necessary to consummate the other transactions described in this definition and (c) the payment of the ChampionX Transaction Expenses.
ChampionX Transaction Expenses” means any fees, premiums, or expenses and other transaction costs (including OID or upfront fees) incurred in connection with the ChampionX Transactions and the transactions contemplated thereby.
Change in Control” means the acquisition of ownership, directly or indirectly, beneficially or of record, by any Person or group (within the meaning of the Exchange Act and the rules of the SEC thereunder) of 50% or more on a fully diluted basis of the Voting Equity Interests of the Borrower.
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Change in Law” means the occurrence, after the Restatement Effective Date (or with respect to any Lender, if later, the date on which such Lender becomes a Lender), of any of the following: (a) the adoption or taking effect of any law, rule, regulation or treaty, (b) any change in any law, rule, regulation or treaty or in the administration, interpretation, implementation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority or (c) the making or issuance of any request, rule, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) by any Governmental Authority; provided that, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (i) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives promulgated thereunder or issued in connection therewith and (ii) all requests, rules, guidelines or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States of America or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, in each case shall be deemed to be a “Change in Law,” regardless of the date enacted, adopted, promulgated or issued.
Charges” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.13.
Class” when used in reference to (a) any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are Revolving Loans, Term B-1 Loans or Incremental Term Loans, (b) any Commitment, refers to whether such Commitment is a Revolving Commitment, a Term B-1 Commitment or a Commitment in respect of any Incremental Term Loans, and (c) any Lender, refers to whether such Lender has a Loan or Commitment with respect to a particular Class or Classes. Incremental Term Loans that have different terms and conditions (together with the Commitments in respect thereof) shall be construed to be in different Classes.
CME Term SOFR Administrator” means CME Group Benchmark Administration Limited as administrator of the forward-looking term Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) (or a successor administrator).
Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
Collateral” means all “Collateral” (or equivalent term) as defined in any Security Document, all Mortgaged Property and any and all other assets, whether real or personal, tangible or intangible, on which Liens are or are purported to be granted pursuant to the Security Documents as security for the Obligations; provided, however, that notwithstanding the foregoing, Collateral shall in no event include any receivables, related rights or assets, collections or proceeds thereof sold, transferred, assigned, contributed or conveyed to or in connection with any Permitted Receivables Facility or any bank or deposit accounts into which any collections on any such receivables or assets are deposited (such receivables assets and related rights and bank accounts, the “Transferred Receivables Assets”), and if any Collateral hereunder or under any other Loan Document ever includes or is deemed to include any such Transferred Receivables Assets, any such interest of the Administrative Agent or the Lenders (or any collateral agent on their behalf) therein hereunder or under any other Loan Document shall be automatically released.
Collateral Agreement” means the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement dated as of the Effective Date among the Borrower, the Guarantors and the Administrative Agent.
Collateral and Guarantee Requirement” means, at any time, the requirement that:
(a)    the Administrative Agent shall have received from the Borrower and each Designated Subsidiary either (i) a counterpart of the Collateral Agreement duly executed and delivered on behalf of such Person or (ii) in the case of any Person that becomes a Designated Subsidiary after the Effective Date, a supplement to the Collateral Agreement, in the form specified therein, duly executed and delivered on behalf of such Person, together with opinions and documents of the type referred to in Sections 4.01(b), (c) and (i) of the Existing Credit Agreement with respect to such Person;
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(b)    (i) all outstanding Equity Interests, in each case owned by any Loan Party, shall have been pledged pursuant to the Collateral Agreement; provided that the Loan Parties shall not be required to pledge (x) more than 65% of the outstanding Voting Equity Interests of (1) any first-tier Foreign Subsidiary of a Loan Party, which first-tier Foreign Subsidiary is a CFC, or (2) any Foreign-Subsidiary Holding Company, or (y) any Equity Interests to the extent that a pledge of such Equity Interests is prohibited by any requirements of law or contract binding on such Equity Interests at the time of acquisition thereof (so long as any contractual restriction is not incurred in contemplation of such acquisition), after giving effect to the applicable anti-assignment provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code of any applicable jurisdiction and other applicable law (the Equity Interests described in clauses (x) and (y) collectively, “Excluded Equity”) and (ii) the Administrative Agent shall, to the extent required by the Collateral Agreement, have received certificates or other instruments representing all such Equity Interests, together with undated stock powers or other instruments of transfer with respect thereto endorsed in blank (provided that no Loan Party shall have any obligation to deliver a certificate or other instrument representing any such Equity Interest if such Equity Interest is (x) uncertificated unless such Equity Interest is a “security” under the Uniform Commercial Code or (y) of a Person that is not a wholly owned Restricted Subsidiary that is a Material Subsidiary);
(c)    all Indebtedness of the Borrower and each Subsidiary, and all other Indebtedness of any Person in a principal amount of $50,000,000 or more, in each case, that is owing to any Loan Party shall have been pledged pursuant to the Collateral Agreement, and the Administrative Agent shall have received all such promissory notes (or, in the case of any Indebtedness of the Borrower and each Subsidiary that is owing to any Loan Party, in lieu thereof, the Global Intercompany Note) together with undated instruments of transfer with respect thereto endorsed in blank;
(d)    all documents and instruments, including Uniform Commercial Code financing statements and filings with the United States Copyright Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and all other actions required by law or reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent to be filed, registered or recorded to create the Liens intended to be created by the Security Documents and perfect such Liens to the extent required by, and with the priority required by, the Security Documents shall have been filed, registered or recorded or delivered to the Administrative Agent for filing, registration or recording;
(e)    the Administrative Agent shall have received (i) counterparts of a Mortgage with respect to each Mortgaged Property duly executed and delivered by the record owner of such Mortgaged Property, (ii) a policy or policies of title insurance (or marked up title insurance commitment having the effect of a policy of title insurance) issued by a nationally recognized title insurance company insuring the Lien of each such Mortgage as a valid and enforceable first Lien on the Mortgaged Property described therein, free of any other Liens except as expressly permitted by Section 6.02, in an amount not less than the replacement value of such Mortgaged Property, together with such endorsements, coinsurance and reinsurance as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request, and in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, (iii) a completed “Life-of-Loan” Federal Emergency Management Agency Standard Flood Hazard Determination with respect to each Mortgaged Property and, to the extent a Mortgaged Property is located in a special flood hazard area, a notice about special flood hazard area status and flood disaster assistance duly executed by the Borrower and each Loan Party relating thereto and evidence of flood insurance as required under Section 5.07 hereof, and (iv) such new surveys (or existing surveys together with affidavits of no-change sufficient for the title company to remove all standard survey exceptions from the mortgage title policy relating to such Mortgaged Property and issue the survey-related endorsements), abstracts, appraisals, legal opinions (with respect to enforceability and perfection of the Mortgages and the due authorization, execution and delivery of the Mortgages) and other documents as the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders may reasonably request with respect to any such Mortgage or Mortgaged Property, in each case, in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent; provided that the requirements of the foregoing clauses (i),
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(ii), (iii) and (iv) shall be completed on or before the date that is 120 days after the Effective Date (or such longer period as the Administrative Agent may, in its sole discretion, agree to in writing) in accordance with Section 5.15;
(f)    each Loan Party shall have obtained all consents and approvals required to be obtained by it in connection with the execution and delivery of all Security Documents to which it is a party, the performance of its obligations thereunder and the granting by it of the Liens thereunder;
(g)    the Administrative Agent shall have received such other Security Documents and such evidence of compliance with the requirements of Section 5.13 as may be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent.
The foregoing definition shall not require the creation or perfection of pledges of or security interests in, or the obtaining of title insurance, legal opinions or other deliverables with respect to, particular assets, rights or properties of the Loan Parties, or the provision of Guarantees by any Designated Subsidiary, if and for so long as the Administrative Agent, in consultation with the Borrower, reasonably determines that the cost of creating or perfecting such pledges or security interests in such assets, rights or properties, or obtaining such title insurance, legal opinions or other deliverables in respect of such assets, rights or properties, or providing such Guarantees (taking into account any adverse tax consequences to the Borrower and its Subsidiaries), shall be excessive in view of the benefits to be obtained by the Lenders therefrom. The Administrative Agent may grant extensions of time for the creation or perfection of pledges of or security interests in, or the obtaining of title insurance, legal opinions or other deliverables with respect to, particular assets, rights or properties of the Loan Parties or the provision of Guarantees by any Designated Subsidiary (including extensions beyond the Effective Date or in connection with assets, rights or properties acquired, or Subsidiaries formed or acquired, after the Effective Date) where it determines that such creation or perfection of security interests, obtaining of title insurance, legal opinions or other deliverables, or provision of Guarantees cannot be accomplished without undue effort or expense by the time or times at which it would otherwise be required by this Agreement or the Security Documents.
Commitment” means with respect to any Lender, such Lender’s Revolving Commitment, Term B-1 Commitment, Additional Term B-1 Commitment or commitment in respect of any Incremental Term Loans or any combination thereof (as the context requires).
Commodity Exchange Act” means the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.) and any successor statute.
Communications” means, collectively, any notice, demand, communication, information, document or other material provided by or on behalf of any Loan Party pursuant to this Agreement or any other Loan Document or the transactions contemplated herein or therein that is distributed to the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any Issuing Bank by means of electronic communications pursuant to Section 9.01, including through the Platform.
Consenting Lender” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.22(a).
Consolidated Debt” means, as of any date, the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness of the type specified in the definition of “Indebtedness” under clauses (a), (b), (e) (but only to the extent supporting Indebtedness of the types specified in clauses (a), (b) and (g) of the definition thereof), (f) (but only to the extent supporting Indebtedness of the types specified in clauses (a), (b) and (g) of the definition thereof), (g), (h) (but only to the extent drawn, (i) (but only to the extend funded) and (j) of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries outstanding as of such date determined on a consolidated basis.
Consolidated Depreciation and Amortization Expense” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the total amount of depreciation and amortization expense, including the amortization or write-off of
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financing costs and expenses and capitalized expenditures of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries, for such period on a consolidated basis and otherwise determined in accordance with GAAP.
Consolidated EBITDA” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the Consolidated Net Income of such Person for such period plus (a) the sum of (without duplication):
(i)    provision for Taxes based on income or profits or capital gains, including, without limitation, U.S. federal, state, non-U.S., franchise, excise, value added and similar taxes and foreign withholding taxes of such Person paid or accrued during such period, including any penalties and interest relating to such taxes or arising from any tax examinations deducted (and not added back) in computing Consolidated Net Income, plus
(ii)    Fixed Charges of such Person for such period (including (x) net losses on Hedging Agreements or other derivative instruments entered into for the purpose of hedging interest rate risk and (y) costs of surety bonds in connection with financing activities, in each case, to the extent included in Fixed Charges), together with items excluded from the definition of “Consolidated Interest Expense” pursuant to clauses (a)(2) through (a)(6) thereof, to the extent the same were deducted (and not added back) in calculating such Consolidated Net Income, plus
(iii)    Consolidated Depreciation and Amortization Expense of such Person for such period to the extent the same were deducted (and not added back) in computing Consolidated Net Income, plus
(iv)    any fees, expenses, charges or losses (other than depreciation or amortization expense) related to any Equity Offering or other capital markets transaction, acquisition, disposition, recapitalization or the incurrence of Indebtedness permitted to be incurred by Section 6.01 (including a refinancing thereof) (whether or not successful), including such fees, expenses, charges or losses related to (i) the Transactions, (ii) this Agreement, (iii) any amendment or other modification of this Agreement or other Indebtedness and, in each case, deducted (and not added back) in computing Consolidated Net Income, (iv) any transactions related to the Spin-Off Documents and (v) the ChampionX Transactions, plus
(v)    any other non-cash charges, including any write-offs, write-downs, expenses, losses, impairments, or items, to the extent the same were deducted (and not added back) in computing Consolidated Net Income (provided that if any such non-cash charges represent an accrual or reserve for potential cash items in any future period, the cash payment in respect thereof in such future period shall be deducted from EBITDA to such extent, and excluding amortization of a prepaid cash item that was paid in a prior period), plus
(vi)    any losses during such period resulting from the sale or disposition of any asset of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary outside the ordinary course of business, plus
(vii)    the amount of net cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies projected by the Borrower in good faith to be realized as a result of specified actions taken or to be taken (which cost savings, operating expense reductions or synergies shall be calculated on a pro forma basis as though such cost savings, operating expense reductions or synergies had been realized on the first day of such period), net of the amount of actual benefits realized during such period from such actions; provided that (A) such cost savings, operating expense reductions or synergies are reasonably identifiable and factually supportable, (B) such actions have been taken or are to be taken within 18 months after the date of determination to take such action and (C) such cost savings, operating expense reductions or synergies do not exceed 10% of Consolidated EBITDA prior to giving effect to this clause (vii), plus
(viii)    litigation costs and expenses for non-ordinary course litigation, plus
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(ix)     non-cash compensation expense, plus
(x)     any unrealized expenses or losses in respect of Hedging Agreements;
    minus (b) the sum of:
(i)all gains during such period resulting from the sale or disposition of any asset of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary outside the ordinary course of business, plus
(ii)any unrealized credits or gains under any Hedging Agreement.
Consolidated First Lien Net Debt” means, as of any date, Consolidated Net Debt minus the sum of (a) the portion of Indebtedness of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries included in Consolidated Net Debt that is not secured by any Lien on property or assets of the Borrower or the Restricted Subsidiaries and (b) the portion of Indebtedness of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries included in Consolidated Net Debt that is secured by Liens on property or assets of the Borrower or the Restricted Subsidiaries, which Liens are expressly subordinated or junior to the Liens securing the Term Loans and the Revolving Loans other than, in the case of clauses (a) and (b), outstanding Indebtedness of Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties.
Consolidated Interest Expense” means, for any period, the sum, without duplication, of:
(a)    consolidated interest expense of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, to the extent such expense was deducted (and not added back) in computing Consolidated Net Income, including (i) amortization of original issue discount or premium resulting from the issuance of Indebtedness at less than or greater than par, as applicable, (ii) all commissions, discounts and other fees and charges owed with respect to letters of credit or bankers acceptances, (iii) non-cash interest payments (but excluding any non-cash interest expense attributable to the movement in the mark to market valuation of Indebtedness or derivative instruments pursuant to GAAP), (iv) the interest component of Capital Lease Obligations and (v) net payments, if any, pursuant to interest rate Hedging Agreements with respect to Indebtedness, and excluding (1) any one-time cash costs associated with breakage in respect interest rate Hedging Agreements with respect to Indebtedness, (2) penalties and interest relating to taxes, (3) accretion or accrual of discounted liabilities not constituting Indebtedness, (4) any expense resulting from the discounting of Indebtedness in connection with the application of recapitalization or purchase accounting, (5) amortization or “write-off” of deferred financing costs and expenses, and (6) any expensing of bridge, commitment and other financing fees related to the Transactions or any acquisitions after the Effective Date; plus
(b)    consolidated capitalized interest of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, whether paid or accrued, less
(c)    interest income for such period.
Consolidated Net Debt” means, as of any date, (a) Consolidated Debt minus (b) the amount of unrestricted cash and cash equivalents held on such date by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, not to exceed $150,000,000.
Consolidated Net Income” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the aggregate of the net income (loss), of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, on a consolidated basis and otherwise determined in accordance with GAAP and before any reduction in respect of preferred stock dividends on preferred stock issued by such Person (but not its Subsidiaries); provided that, without duplication,
(1)    any after-tax effect of extraordinary, non-recurring or unusual gains or losses (less all fees and expenses relating thereto) or expenses (including relating to the Transactions), severance,
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relocation costs, curtailments or modifications to pension and post-retirement employee benefits plans, start-up, transition, integration and other restructuring and business optimization costs, charges, reserves or expenses (including related to acquisitions after the Effective Date and to the start-up, closure or consolidation of facilities), new product introductions, and one- time compensation charges shall be excluded,
(2)    the net income (loss) for such period shall not include the cumulative effect of a change in accounting principles and changes as a result of adoption or modification of accounting policies during such period,
(3)    any net after-tax gains or losses on disposal of disposed, abandoned, transferred, closed or discontinued operations shall be excluded,
(4)    any after-tax effect of gains or losses (less all fees and expenses relating thereto) attributable to asset dispositions or abandonments other than in the ordinary course of business, as determined in good faith by the Borrower, shall be excluded,
(5)    the net income (loss) for such period of any Person that is not a Restricted Subsidiary shall be excluded; provided that Consolidated Net Income of the Borrower shall be increased by the amount of dividends or distributions or other payments that are actually paid in cash (or to the extent converted into cash or Permitted Investments) to the referent Person or a Restricted Subsidiary thereof in respect of such period,
(6)    [reserved],
(7)    effects of adjustments in any line item in such Person’s consolidated financial statements in accordance with GAAP resulting from the application of purchase accounting, including in relation to the Transactions, or the amortization or write-off of any amounts thereof, net of taxes, shall be excluded,
(8)    (i) any after-tax effect of income (loss) from the early extinguishment of Indebtedness or Hedging Agreements or other derivative instruments (including deferred financing costs written off and premiums paid), (ii) any non-cash income (or loss) related to currency gains or losses related to Indebtedness, intercompany balances and other balance sheet items and to Hedging Agreements pursuant to Financial Accounting Standards Codification No. 815—Derivatives and Hedging (formerly Financing Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 133) and its related pronouncements and interpretations (or any successor provision) and (iii) any non-cash expense, income or loss attributable to the movement in mark-to-market valuation of foreign currencies, Indebtedness or derivative instruments pursuant to GAAP, shall be excluded,
(9)    any impairment charge, asset write-off or write-down pursuant to ASC 350 and ASC 360 (formerly Financial Accounting Standards Board Statement Nos. 142 and 144, respectively) and the amortization of intangibles arising pursuant to ASC 805 (formerly Financial Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 141) shall be excluded,
(10)    (i) any non-cash compensation expense recorded from grants of stock appreciation or similar rights, phantom equity, stock options, restricted stock, units or other rights to officers, directors, managers or employees and (ii) non-cash income (loss) attributable to deferred compensation plans or trusts, shall be excluded,
(11)    any fees and expenses incurred during such period, or any amortization thereof for such period, in connection with any acquisition, investment, recapitalization, asset sale, issuance or repayment of Indebtedness, issuance of Equity Interests, refinancing transaction or amendment or modification of any debt instrument (in each case, including any such transaction consummated prior
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to the Effective Date and any such transaction undertaken but not completed) and any charges or non-recurring merger costs incurred during such period as a result of any such transaction shall be excluded,
(12)    [reserved], and
(13)    to the extent covered by insurance or indemnification and actually reimbursed, or, so long as the Borrower has made a determination that there exists reasonable evidence that such amount will in fact be reimbursed by the insurer or indemnifying party and only to the extent that such amount is (a) not denied by the applicable carrier or indemnifying party in writing within 180 days and (b) in fact reimbursed within 365 days of the date of such evidence (with a deduction for any amount so added back to the extent not so reimbursed within 365 days), losses and expenses with respect to liability or casualty events or business interruption shall be excluded.
Consolidated Total Assets” means, as of any date, the total assets of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date, determined in accordance with GAAP.
Consolidated Net Tangible Assets” means, as of any date, the aggregate amount of assets (including deferred tax assets (without reducing such deferred tax assets by deferred tax liabilities), and less applicable reserves and other properly deductible items) after deducting therefrom all goodwill, trade names, trademarks, patents, unamortized debt discount and expense and other like intangibles, all as set forth in the most recent consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and determined in accordance with GAAP.
Control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies, or the dismissal or appointment of the management, of a Person, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise. “Controlling” and “Controlled” have meanings correlative thereto.
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 Party” means the Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank and each other Lender.
Daily Simple SOFR means, for any day (a “SOFR Rate Day”), a rate per annum equal to SOFR for the day (such day “SOFR Determination Date”) that is five (5) RFR Business Days prior to (a) if such SOFR Rate Day is an RFR Business Day, such SOFR Rate Day or (b) if such SOFR Rate Day is not an RFR Business Day, the RFR Business Day immediately preceding such SOFR Rate Day, in each case, as such SOFR is published by the SOFR Administrator on the SOFR Administrator’s Website. Any change in 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.
Daily Simple SONIA”means, for any day (a “SONIA Rate Day”), an interest rate per annum equal to SONIA for the day that is five (5) RFR Business Days prior to (i) if such SONIA Rate Day is an RFR Business Day, such SONIA Rate Day or (ii) if such SONIA Rate Day is not an RFR Business Day, the RFR Business Day immediately preceding such SONIA Rate Day.
Debtor Relief Laws” means the Bankruptcy Code, 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.
Declining Lender” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.22(a).
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Default” means any event or condition that constitutes an Event of Default or that upon notice, lapse of time or both would, unless cured or waived, constitute an Event of Default.
Default Rate” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.13(d).
Defaulting Lender” means any Lender that (a) has failed, within two Business Days of the date required to be funded or paid, to (i) fund any portion of its Loans, (ii) fund any portion of its participations in Letters of Credit or (iii) pay over to any Credit Party any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder, unless, in the case of clause (i) above, such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s good faith determination that a condition precedent to funding (specifically identified and including the particular default, if any) has not been satisfied, (b) has notified the Borrower or any Credit Party in writing, or has made a public statement to the effect, that it does not intend or expect to comply with any of its funding obligations under this Agreement (unless such writing or public statement indicates that such position is based on such Lender’s good faith determination that a condition precedent (specifically identified and including the particular default, if any) to funding a loan under this Agreement cannot be satisfied) or generally under other agreements in which it commits to extend credit, (c) has failed, within three Business Days after request by a Credit Party or the Borrower, acting in good faith, to provide a certification in writing from an authorized officer of such Lender that it will comply with its obligations to fund prospective Loans and participations in then outstanding Letters of Credit under this Agreement, provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon the receipt by such Credit Party and the Borrower of such certification in form and substance satisfactory to it and the Administrative Agent, or (d) has become the subject of (i) a Bankruptcy Event or (ii) a Bail-In Action. Any determination by the Administrative Agent that a Lender is a Defaulting Lender under any one or more of clauses (a) through (d) above shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error, and such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender (subject to Section 2.20) upon delivery of written notice of such determination to the Borrower, each Issuing Bank and each Lender.
Designated Non-Cash Consideration” means the fair market value of non-cash consideration received by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in connection with a disposition pursuant to Section 6.05 that is designated as Designated Non-Cash Consideration pursuant to a certificate of an executive officer, setting forth the basis of such valuation (which amount will be reduced by the fair market value of the portion of the non-cash consideration converted to cash within 180 days following the consummation of such disposition).
Designated Subsidiary” means each wholly owned direct or indirect Restricted Subsidiary other than (a) a Restricted Subsidiary that is (i) a Foreign Subsidiary, (ii) a Foreign-Subsidiary Holding Company or (iii) a Subsidiary of a Foreign Subsidiary that is a CFC, (b) a Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Material Subsidiary, (c) a special purpose entity used for any Permitted Receivables Facility or (d) any Restricted Subsidiary that (A) is prohibited by law, regulation or contractual obligation binding on such Subsidiary on the Effective Date or at the time of acquisition thereof (and not entered into in contemplation of such acquisition) from providing a Guarantee, or (B) that would require a governmental (including regulatory) consent, approval, license or authorization in order to provide such Guarantee (that has not been obtained); provided that the term “Designated Subsidiary” shall include any wholly-owned U.S. Restricted Subsidiary that is designated as a “Designated Subsidiary” in accordance with Section 5.12(b).
Disqualified Equity Interest” means any Equity Interest that (a) matures or is mandatorily redeemable (other than solely for Qualified Equity Interests) or subject to mandatory repurchase or redemption or repurchase at the option of the holders thereof, in each case in whole or in part and whether upon the occurrence of any event, pursuant to a sinking fund obligation on a fixed date or otherwise, prior to the date that is 91 days after the Latest Maturity Date (determined as of the date of issuance thereof or, in the case of any such Equity Interests outstanding on the date hereof, as of the date hereof), other than (i) upon payment in full of the Loan Document Obligations, reduction of the LC Exposure to zero and termination of the Commitments or (ii) upon a “change in control” or asset sale or casualty or condemnation event; provided that any payment required pursuant to this clause (ii) shall be subject to the prior repayment in full of the Loans or the terms of such Equity Interest shall provide that a Person may not repurchase such Equity Interest unless
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such Person would be permitted to do so in compliance with Section 6.08 or (b) is convertible or exchangeable, automatically or at the option of any holder thereof, into (i) any Indebtedness (other than any Indebtedness described in clause (j) of the definition thereof) or (ii) any Equity Interests or other assets other than Qualified Equity Interests, in each case at any time prior to the date that is 91 days after the Latest Maturity Date (determined as of the date of issuance thereof or, in the case of any such Equity Interests outstanding on the date hereof, as of the date hereof); provided that (x) an Equity Interest in any Person that is issued to any employee or to any plan for the benefit of employees or by any such plan to such employees shall not constitute a Disqualified Equity Interest solely because it may be required to be repurchased by such Person or any of its subsidiaries in order to satisfy applicable statutory or regulatory obligations or as a result of such employee’s termination, death or disability and (y) any Equity Interest that would constitute a Disqualified Equity Interest solely as a result of a redemption feature that is conditioned upon, or subject to, compliance with Section 6.08 shall not constitute a Disqualified Equity Interest.
Disqualified Institutions means those Persons (the list of all such Persons, the “Disqualified Institutions List”) that are (a) identified in writing by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent on April 27, 2018, (b) competitors of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries (other than bona fide fixed income investors or debt funds) that are identified in writing by the Borrower from time to time or (c) Affiliates of such Persons set forth in clauses (a) and (b) above (in the case of Affiliates of such Persons set forth in clause (b) above, other than bona fide fixed income investors or debt funds) that are either (i) identified in writing by the Borrower from time to time or (ii) clearly identifiable solely on the basis of the similarity of such Affiliate’s name; provided, that, to the extent Persons are identified as Disqualified Institutions in writing by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent after April 27, 2018, the inclusion of such Persons as Disqualified Institutions shall not retroactively apply to prior assignments or participations in respect of any Loan under this Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Borrower, by written notice to the Administrative Agent, may from time to time in its sole discretion remove any entity from the Disqualified Institutions List (or otherwise modify such list to exclude any particular entity), and such entity removed or excluded from the Disqualified Institutions List shall no longer be a Disqualified Institution for any purpose under this Agreement or any other Loan Document, unless subsequently identified in writing in accordance with this definition. The Borrower shall deliver the Disqualified Institutions List and any updates, supplements or modifications thereto to JPMDQ_Contact@jpmorgan.com and any such updates, supplements or modifications thereto shall only become effective three (3) Business Days after such update, supplement or modification has been sent to such email address. In the event the Disqualified Institutions List is not delivered in accordance with the foregoing, it shall be deemed not received and not effective (except with respect to any delivery on or prior to Effective Date).
Disqualified Institutions List has the meaning as set forth in the definition of “Disqualified Institutions.”
Disqualified Person has the meaning as set forth in Section 9.04.
Distribution Agreement” means the Separation and Distribution Agreement between Dover and the Borrower, dated the Effective Date.
Documentation Agents” means Citibank, N.A., Fifth Third Bank, National Association, Santander Bank, N.A., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and CIBC World Markets Corp.
Dollar Equivalent” means, for any amount, at the time of determination thereof, (a) if such amount is expressed in dollars, such amount, (b) if such amount is expressed in an Alternative Currency, the equivalent of such amount in dollars determined by using the rate of exchange for the purchase of dollars with the Alternative Currency last provided (either by publication or otherwise provided to the Administrative Agent) by Reuters on the Business Day (New York City time) immediately preceding the date of determination or if such service ceases to be available or ceases to provide a rate of exchange for the purchase of dollars with the Alternative Currency, as provided by such other publicly available information service which provides that rate of exchange at such time in place of Reuters chosen by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion (or if
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such service ceases to be available or ceases to provide such rate of exchange, the equivalent of such amount in dollars as determined by the Administrative Agent using any method of determination it deems appropriate in its sole discretion) and (c) if such amount is denominated in any other currency, the equivalent of such amount in dollars as determined by the Administrative Agent using any method of determination it deems appropriate in its sole discretion.
dollars” or “$” refers to lawful money of the United States of America.
Domestic Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is not a Foreign Subsidiary.
Dover” means Dover Corporation, a Delaware corporation.
EEA Financial Institution” means (a) any institution 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 institution established in an EEA Member Country which is a subsidiary of an institution described in clauses (a) or (b) of this definition and is subject to consolidated supervision with its parent.
EEA Member Country” means any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.
EEA Resolution Authority” means any public administrative authority or any Person entrusted with public administrative authority of any EEA Member Country (including any delegee) having responsibility for the resolution of any EEA Financial Institution.
Effective Date” means May 9, 2018.
Electronic Signature” means an electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to, or associated with, a contract or other record and adopted by a person with the intent to sign, authenticate or accept such contract or record.
Eligible Assignee” means (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of a Lender, (c) an Approved Fund and (d) any other Person, other than, in each case, a natural person or any holding company, investment vehicle or trust for, or owned and operated for the primary benefit of a natural person, a Defaulting Lender, any Disqualified Institution, the Borrower, any Subsidiary or any other Affiliate of the Borrower (subject to such consents, if any, as may be required under Section 9.04(b)).
Employee Matters Agreement” means the Employee Matters Agreement between Dover and the Borrower, dated the Effective Date.
Environmental Claim means any investigation, notice, notice of violation, claim, action, suit, proceeding, demand, abatement order or other order or directive (conditional or otherwise), which is formally alleged or asserted in writing against any Loan Party by any Governmental Authority or any other Person, with respect to (a) any actual or alleged violation of any Environmental Law; (b) any Release of any Hazardous Material or any actual or alleged Hazardous Materials Activity requiring remedial action under Environmental Law; or (c) any actual or alleged damage, injury, threat or harm to health, safety, natural resources or the environment.
Environmental Law” means any treaty, law (including common law), rule, regulation, code, ordinance, order, decree, judgment, injunction, notice or binding agreement issued, promulgated or entered into by or with any Governmental Authority, relating in any way to (a) the protection of the environment, (b) the preservation or reclamation of natural resources, (c) the generation, management, Release or threatened Release of any Hazardous Material or (d) worker health and safety matters, to the extent relating to exposure to Hazardous Materials.
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Environmental Liability” means any liability, obligation, loss, claim, action, order or cost, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of medical monitoring, costs of environmental remediation or restoration, administrative oversight costs, consultants’ fees, fines, penalties and indemnities), directly or indirectly resulting from or based upon (a) any actual or alleged violation of any Environmental Law or permit, license or approval required thereunder, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage, treatment or disposal of any Hazardous Materials, (c) exposure to any Hazardous Materials, (d) the Release or threatened Release of any Hazardous Materials or (e) any legally binding contract or agreement or other legally binding consensual arrangement pursuant to which liability is assumed or imposed with respect to any of the foregoing.
Equity Interests” means shares of capital stock, partnership interests, membership interests in a limited liability company, beneficial interests in a trust or other equity ownership interests (whether voting or non-voting) in, or interests in the income or profits of, a Person, and any warrants, options or other rights entitling the holder thereof to purchase or acquire any of the foregoing (other than, prior to the date of such conversion, Indebtedness that is convertible into Equity Interests).
Equity Offering” means any public or private sale of common equity or preferred stock of the Borrower or any direct or indirect parent company of the Borrower (excluding Disqualified Equity Interests), other than
(1)    public offerings with respect to the Borrower’s or any of its direct or indirect parent company’s common equity registered on Form S-8; and
(2)    issuances to any Subsidiary of the Borrower or any employee benefit plan of the Borrower.
ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the regulations promulgated and rulings issued thereunder.
ERISA Affiliate” means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) that, together with the Borrower, is treated as a single employer under Section 414(b) or 414(c) of the Code or, solely for purposes of Section 302 of ERISA and Section 412 of the Code, is treated as a single employer under Section 414(m) or (o) of the Code.
ERISA Event” means (a) any “reportable event,” as defined in Section 4043(c) of ERISA or the regulations issued thereunder with respect to a Plan (other than an event for which the 30-day notice period is waived), (b) any failure by any Plan to satisfy the minimum funding standard (within the meaning of Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA) applicable to such Plan, whether or not waived, (c) the filing pursuant to Section 412(c) of the Code or Section 302(c) of ERISA of an application for a waiver of the minimum funding standard with respect to any Plan, (d) a determination that any Plan is, or is expected to be, in “at risk” status (as defined in Section 303(i)(4) of ERISA or Section 430(i)(4)(A) of the Code), (e) the incurrence by the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to the termination of any Plan or Multiemployer Plan under Section 4041 or 4041A of ERISA, respectively, (f) the receipt by the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates from the PBGC or a plan administrator of any notice relating to an intention to terminate any Plan or Multiemployer Plan under Section 4041 or 4041A of ERISA, respectively, or to appoint a trustee to administer any Plan, (g) the incurrence by the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any liability with respect to the withdrawal or partial withdrawal from any Plan or Multiemployer Plan, (h) the receipt by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of any notice concerning the imposition of Withdrawal Liability on the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates or a determination that a Multiemployer Plan to which the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates makes or is obligated to make contributions, or during the preceding five plan years, has made or been obligated to make contributions, is, or is expected to be, insolvent or in reorganization, within the meaning of Title IV of ERISA, or in endangered or critical status, within the meaning of Section 305 of ERISA or (i) any Foreign Benefit Event.
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ESG Amendment” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.24.
ESG Pricing Provisions” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.24.
EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule” means the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule published by the Loan Market Association (or any successor Person), as in effect from time to time.
EURIBOR Rate” means, with respect to any Term Benchmark Borrowing denominated in Euros and for any Interest Period, the EURIBOR Screen Rate, two TARGET Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period.
EURIBOR Screen Rate” means the euro interbank offered rate administered by the European Money Markets Institute (or any other person which takes over the administration of that rate) for the relevant period displayed (before any correction, recalculation or republication by the administrator) on page EURIBOR01 of the Thomson Reuters screen (or any replacement Thomson Reuters page which displays that rate) or on the appropriate page of such other information service which publishes that rate from time to time in place of Thomson Reuters as of 11:00 a.m. Brussels time two TARGET Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period. If such page or service ceases to be available, the Administrative Agent may specify another page or service displaying the relevant rate after consultation with the Borrower. If the EURIBOR Screen Rate shall be less than zero, the EURIBOR Screen Rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.
Euro” or “”means the single currency of the European Union as constituted by the Treaty on European Union and as referred to in the EMU Legislation.
Event of Default” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 7.01.
Excess Cash Flow” means, for any fiscal year of the Borrower, the sum (without duplication) of:
(a)    the consolidated net income (or loss) of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries for such fiscal year, adjusted to exclude (i) net income (or loss) of any consolidated Restricted Subsidiary that is not wholly owned to the extent such income or loss is attributable to the noncontrolling interest in such consolidated Restricted Subsidiary and (ii) any gains or losses attributable to Prepayment Events; plus
(b)    depreciation, amortization and other non-cash charges or losses deducted in determining such consolidated net income (or loss) for such fiscal year; plus
(c)    the sum of (i) the amount, if any, by which Net Working Capital decreased during such fiscal year (except as a result of the reclassification of items from short-term to long-term or vice-versa), (ii) the net amount, if any, by which the consolidated deferred revenues and other consolidated accrued long-term liability accounts of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries increased during such fiscal year and (iii) the net amount, if any, by which the consolidated accrued long-term asset accounts of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries decreased during such fiscal year; minus
(d)    the sum of (i) any non-cash gains included in determining such consolidated net income (or loss) for such fiscal year, (ii) the amount, if any, by which Net Working Capital increased during such fiscal year (except as a result of the reclassification of items from long-term to short-term or vice-versa), (iii) the net amount, if any, by which the consolidated deferred revenues and other consolidated accrued long-term liability accounts of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries decreased during such fiscal year and (iv) the net amount, if any, by which the consolidated accrued long-term asset accounts of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries increased during such fiscal year; minus
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(e)    the sum (without duplication) of (i) Capital Expenditures made in cash for such fiscal year (and, at the Borrower’s option (and without deducting such amounts against the subsequent fiscal year’s Excess Cash Flow calculation), after the end of such fiscal year but prior to the date on which the prepayment pursuant to Section 2.11(d) for such fiscal year is required to have been made) (except to the extent attributable to the incurrence of Capital Lease Obligations or otherwise financed from Excluded Sources) and (ii) cash consideration paid during such fiscal year to make acquisitions or other investments (other than Permitted Investments) (except to the extent financed from Excluded Sources); minus
(f)    the aggregate principal amount of Long-Term Indebtedness repaid or prepaid by the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries during such fiscal year (and, at the Borrower’s option (and without deducting such amounts against the subsequent fiscal year’s Excess Cash Flow calculation), after the end of such fiscal year but prior to the date on which the prepayment pursuant to Section 2.11(d) for such fiscal year is required to have been made), excluding (i) Indebtedness in respect of Revolving Loans and Letters of Credit or other revolving credit facilities (unless there is a corresponding reduction in the Revolving Commitment or the commitments in respect of such other revolving credit facilities, as applicable), (ii) Term Loans prepaid pursuant to Section 2.11(a), (c) or (d) and Revolving Loans prepaid pursuant to Section 2.11(a) and (iii) repayments or prepayments of Long-Term Indebtedness financed from Excluded Sources; minus
(g)    the aggregate amount of Restricted Payments made by the Borrower in cash during such fiscal year (and, at the Borrower’s option (and without deducting such amounts against the subsequent fiscal year’s Excess Cash Flow calculation), after the end of such fiscal year but prior to the date on which the prepayment pursuant to Section 2.11(d) for such fiscal year is required to have been made) pursuant to Section 6.08(a), except to the extent that such Restricted Payments (i) are made to fund expenditures that reduce consolidated net income (or loss) of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries or (ii) are financed from Excluded Sources.
In addition to the foregoing, at the option of the Borrower, Excess Cash Flow shall also be reduced by any expenditure, payment, repayment or prepayment described in the immediately-preceding clauses (e), (f) and (g) (subject to the limitations set forth in the applicable clause) to the extent that the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary has entered into a legally binding commitment during the applicable fiscal year (or after the end of such fiscal year but prior to the date on which the prepayment pursuant to Section 2.11(d) for such fiscal year is made) to make such expenditure, payment, repayment or prepayment during the next succeeding fiscal year; provided, however, that, if such expenditure, payment, repayment or prepayment is not so made in such subsequent fiscal year, then Excess Cash Flow for such fiscal year shall be increased by an amount equal to the aggregate deduction to Excess Cash Flow taken by the Borrower for the immediately preceding fiscal year in respect of such expenditure, payment, repayment or prepayment.
Exchange Act” means the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Exchange Rate” means, on any day, the rate of exchange for the purchase of dollars with the relevant foreign currency last provided (either by publication or otherwise provided to the Administrative Agent) by Reuters on the Business Day (New York City time) immediately preceding the date of determination or if such service ceases to be available or ceases to provide a rate of exchange for the purchase of dollars with the relevant foreign currency, as provided by such other publicly available information service which provides that rate of exchange at such time in place of Reuters chosen by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion (or if such service ceases to be available or ceases to provide such rate of exchange, the equivalent of such amount in dollars as determined by the Administrative Agent using any method of determination it deems appropriate in its sole discretion).
Excluded Equity” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of “Collateral and Guarantee Requirement.”
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Excluded Sources” means (a) proceeds of any incurrence or issuance of Long-Term Indebtedness or Capital Lease Obligations and (b) proceeds of any issuance or sale of Equity Interests in the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary (other than issuances or sales of Equity Interests to the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary) or any capital contributions to the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary (other than any capital contributions made by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary).
Excluded Swap Guarantor” means any Guarantor, all or a portion of whose Guarantee of, or grant of a security interest to secure, any Swap Obligation (or any Guarantee thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof).
Excluded Swap Obligations” means, with respect to any Guarantor, any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, all or a portion of the Guarantee of such Guarantor of, or the grant by such Guarantor of a security interest to secure, such Swap Obligation (or any Guarantee thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof). If a Swap Obligation arises under a master agreement governing more than one swap, such exclusion shall apply only to the portion of such Swap Obligation that is attributable to swaps for which such Guarantee or security interest is or becomes illegal.
Excluded Taxes” means 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 such Recipient’s 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 (ii) that are Other Connection Taxes, (b) in the case of a Lender, U.S. Federal withholding Taxes imposed on amounts payable to or for the account of such Lender with respect to an applicable interest in a Loan or Commitment pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which (i) such Lender acquires such interest in such Commitment or, in the case of a Loan not funded pursuant to a prior Commitment, the date on which such Lender acquires such interest in such Loan (in each case, other than pursuant to an assignment request by the Borrower under Section 2.19(b) or 9.02(c)) or (ii) such Lender changes its lending office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 2.17, amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable either to such Lender’s assignor immediately before such Lender acquired the applicable interest in such Loan or Commitment or to such Lender immediately before it changed its lending office, (c) Taxes attributable to such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 2.17(e) and (d) any Taxes imposed under FATCA.
Existing ChampionX Credit Agreement” means that certain Credit Agreement dated as of June 3, 2020 among ChampionX Holding Inc. as borrower, the lenders party thereto and Bank of America, N.A. as administrative agent.
Existing Credit Agreement” has the meaning assigned to such term in the introductory statement to this Agreement.
Existing Maturity Date” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.22(a).
Existing Revolving Borrowings” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21(d).
Existing Senior Unsecured Notes” means (a) the senior unsecured notes due May 1, 2026 issued by the Borrower on or prior to the Effective Date and (b) any senior unsecured notes that are registered under the Securities Act and issued in exchange for the senior unsecured notes described in clause (a) of this definition.
Extension Effective Date” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.22(a).
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Facility means any real property (including all buildings, fixtures or other improvements located thereon) now, hereafter or, except with respect to Article V and Article VI, theretofore owned, leased, operated or used by any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries.
Fair Labor Standards Act” means the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201 et seq.
FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the date of this Agreement (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to current Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code (or any amended or successor version described above), and any intergovernmental agreements (and any related laws, regulations or official administrative guidance) implementing the foregoing.
Federal Funds Effective Rate” means, for any day, the rate calculated by the NYFRB based on such day’s federal funds transactions by depositary institutions, as determined in such manner as the NYFRB shall set forth on its public website from time to time, and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the NYFRB as the federal funds effective rate, provided that if the Federal Funds Effective Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to zero for the purposes of this Agreement.
“Federal Reserve Board” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States of America.
Financial Officer” means, with respect to any Person, the chief financial officer, principal accounting officer, treasurer, assistant treasurer or controller of such Person, or any other officer of such Person performing the duties that are customarily performed by a chief financial officer, principal accounting officer, treasurer, assistant treasurer or controller.
First Lien Leverage Ratio” means, as of the last day of any fiscal quarter, the ratio of (a) Consolidated First Lien Net Debt as of such date to (b) Consolidated EBITDA for the four consecutive fiscal quarters ended on such date.
Fixed Charges” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the sum of
(a)    Consolidated Interest Expense of such Person for such period, and
(b)    all cash dividend payments or other distributions (excluding items eliminated in consolidation) on any series of Disqualified Equity Interests or preferred stock of the Borrower held by Persons other than the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary made during such period.
Flood Insurance Laws” means, collectively, (i) the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 (which comprehensively revised the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 and the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973) as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto, (ii) the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto and (iii) the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto.
Floor” 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 the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate, Adjusted EURIBOR Rate, Adjusted CDOR Rate, Adjusted Daily Simple SONIA, Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR or the Central Bank Rate, as applicable. For the avoidance of doubt the initial Floor for (I) the Adjusted EURIBOR Rate, Adjusted CDOR Rate, Adjusted Daily Simple SONIA, Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR and the Central Bank Rate, shall be 0% and (II) the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate, shall be, (x) with respect to the Term B-1 Loans, 0.50% and (y) with respect to the Revolving Loans, 0%.
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Foreign Benefit Event” means, with respect to any Foreign Pension Plan, (a) the failure to make any material employer contributions under Requirements of Law or by the terms of such Foreign Pension Plan or (b) the receipt of a notice from a Governmental Authority relating to the intention to terminate any such Foreign Pension Plan or to appoint a trustee or similar official to administer any such Foreign Pension Plan, or alleging the insolvency of any such Foreign Pension Plan, in each case, which would reasonably be expected to result in the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary becoming subject to a material funding or contribution obligation with respect to such Foreign Pension Plan.
Foreign Lender” means a Lender that is not a U.S. Person.
Foreign Pension Plan” means any defined benefit pension plan established or maintained outside the United States by the Borrower or any one or more of its Restricted Subsidiaries primarily for the benefit of employees or other service providers of the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiaries residing outside the United States, which plan provides, or results in, retirement income, a deferral of income in contemplation of retirement or payments to be made upon termination of employment, and which plan is not subject to ERISA or the Code.
Foreign Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is organized under the laws of a jurisdiction other than the United States of America, any State thereof or the District of Columbia.
Foreign Subsidiary Disposition” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.11(h).
Foreign-Subsidiary Holding Company” means any Restricted Subsidiary that has no material assets other than Equity Interests (including any debt instrument treated as Equity Interests for U.S. federal income tax purposes) of one or more Foreign Subsidiaries of the Borrower that are CFCs or other Foreign-Subsidiary Holding Companies.
GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America.
General Restricted Debt Prepayments Basket” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.08.
General Restricted Payments Basket” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.08.
Global Intercompany Note” means the global intercompany note substantially in the form of Exhibit I pursuant to which (i) intercompany obligations and advances owed by any Loan Party are subordinated to the Obligations and (ii) intercompany obligations owing to any Loan Party are evidenced pursuant to clause (c) of the definition of “Collateral and Guarantee Requirement”.
Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States of America, any other nation or any political subdivision thereof, whether state, local or otherwise, 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 supranational bodies exercising such powers or functions, such as the European Union or the European Central Bank).
Guarantee” of or by any Person (the “guarantor”) means any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of the guarantor guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other obligation of any other Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of the guarantor, direct or indirect, (a) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness or other obligation or to purchase (or to advance or supply funds for the purchase of) any security for the payment thereof, (b) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the owner of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment thereof, or (c) as an account party in respect of any letter of credit or letter of guaranty issued to support such Indebtedness or other obligation; provided that the term “Guarantee” shall not include endorsements for collection or deposit in the ordinary course of business. The amount, as of any date of determination, of any
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Guarantee shall be the principal amount outstanding on such date of the Indebtedness or other obligation guaranteed thereby (or, in the case of (i) any Guarantee the terms of which limit the monetary exposure of the guarantor or (ii) any Guarantee of an obligation that does not have a principal amount, the maximum monetary exposure as of such date of the guarantor under such Guarantee (as determined, in the case of clause (i), pursuant to such terms or, in the case of clause (ii), reasonably and in good faith by a Financial Officer of the Borrower)). The term “Guarantee” used as a verb has a corresponding meaning.
Guarantor” means each Restricted Subsidiary that is or, after the date hereof, becomes a party to a Collateral Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, as of the Restatement Effective Date, the Restricted Subsidiaries listed on Schedule 1.01(a) are Guarantors.
Hazardous Materials” means all explosive or radioactive substances or wastes and all hazardous or toxic substances, wastes or other pollutants, including petroleum or petroleum distillates, asbestos or asbestos containing materials, polychlorinated biphenyls, polyfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, radon gas, infectious or medical wastes and all other substances or wastes of any nature regulated pursuant to any Environmental Law.
Hazardous Materials Activity means any activity that is regulated under Environmental Laws by any Loan Party involving the use, manufacture, possession, storage, holding, Release, threatened Release, discharge, placement, generation, transportation, processing, construction, treatment, abatement, removal, remediation, disposal, disposition or handling of any Hazardous Material, and any corrective action or response action with respect to any of the foregoing.
Hedging Agreement” means any agreement with respect to any swap, forward, future or derivative transaction, or any option or similar agreement, involving, or settled by reference to, one or more rates, currencies, commodities, equity or debt instruments or securities, or economic, financial or pricing indices or measures of economic, financial or pricing risk or value or any similar transaction or any combination of the foregoing transactions; provided that no phantom stock or similar plan providing for payments only on account of services provided by current or former directors, officers, employees or consultants of the Borrower or any Subsidiary shall be a Hedging Agreement.
Incremental Extensions of Credit” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21(a).
Incremental Facilities” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21(a).
Incremental Facility Amendment” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21(c).
Incremental Term Loans” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21(a).
Indebtedness” of any Person means, without duplication, (a) all obligations of such Person for borrowed money, (b) all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or similar instruments, (c) all obligations of such Person under conditional sale or other title retention agreements relating to property acquired by such Person, (d) all obligations of such Person in respect of the deferred purchase price of property or services (excluding (i) trade accounts payable and other accrued or cash management obligations, in each case incurred in the ordinary course of business and (ii) any earnout obligation until such obligation ceases to be contingent; it being understood that, for the avoidance of doubt, obligations owed to banks and other financial institutions in connection with any Supply Chain Financing or similar arrangement whereby a bank or other institution purchases payables described in clause (i) above owed by the Borrower or its Subsidiaries shall not constitute Indebtedness), (e) all Indebtedness of others secured by (or for which the holder of such Indebtedness has an existing right, contingent or otherwise, to be secured by) any Lien on property owned or acquired by such Person, whether or not the Indebtedness secured thereby has been assumed by such Person, (f) all Guarantees by such Person of Indebtedness of others, (g) all Capital Lease Obligations of such Person, (h) all obligations, contingent or otherwise, of such Person as an account party in respect of letters of credit and letters of guaranty, (i) all obligations, contingent or otherwise, of such Person in
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respect of bankers’ acceptances and (j) all Disqualified Equity Interests in such Person, valued, as of the date of determination, at the greater of (i) the maximum aggregate amount that would be payable upon maturity, redemption, repayment or repurchase thereof (or of Disqualified Equity Interests or Indebtedness into which such Disqualified Equity Interests are convertible or exchangeable) and (ii) the maximum liquidation preference of such Disqualified Equity Interests. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the term “Indebtedness” shall not include post-closing purchase price adjustments or earnouts except to the extent that the amount payable pursuant to such purchase price adjustment or earnout ceases to be contingent or Permitted Receivables Facility Indebtedness. The amount of Indebtedness of any Person for purposes of clause (e) above shall (unless such Indebtedness has been assumed by such Person or such Person has otherwise become liable for the payment thereof) be deemed to be equal to the lesser of (i) the aggregate unpaid amount of such Indebtedness and (ii) the fair market value of the property encumbered thereby as determined by such Person in good faith.
Indemnified Taxes” means (a) all Taxes, other than Excluded Taxes, imposed on or with respect to any payment made by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party under this Agreement or any other Loan Document and (b) to the extent not otherwise described in clause (a) of this definition, all Other Taxes.
Indemnitee” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.03(c).
Initial Term Loans” means the term loans outstanding under the Existing Credit Agreement immediately prior to the Restatement Effective Date.
Interest Coverage Ratio” means, as of the last day of any period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of the Borrower, the ratio of (a) Consolidated EBITDA for such period to (b) Consolidated Interest Expense for such period.
Interest Election Request” means a request by the Borrower to convert or continue a Revolving Borrowing or Term Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.07, which shall be, in the case of a written Interest Election Request, in a form approved by the Administrative Agent and otherwise consistent with the requirements of Section 2.07.
Interest Payment Date” means (a) with respect to any ABR Loan, the applicable maturity date and the day that is the fifteenth Business Day after the last day of each March, June, September and December (with the amount of such interest payment equal to the interest accrued as of such last day of March, June, September and December and the applicable maturity date, as applicable), (b) with respect to any RFR Loan, (1) each date that is on the numerically corresponding day in each calendar month that is one month after the Borrowing of such Loan (or, if there is no such numerically corresponding day in such month, then the last day of such month) and (2) the applicable maturity date and (c) with respect to any Term Benchmark Loan, the last day of each Interest Period applicable to the borrowing of which such Loan is a part and, in the case of a Term Benchmark Loan with an Interest Period of more than three months’ duration, each day prior to the last day of such Interest Period that occurs at intervals of three months’ duration after the first day of such Interest Period, and the applicable maturity date.
Interest Period” means, with respect to any Term Benchmark Loan, the period commencing on the date of such borrowing and ending on the numerically corresponding day in the calendar month that is one, three or six months (or with respect to Term Benchmark Loans denominated in Canadian Dollars, one, two or three months) thereafter (in each case, subject to the availability for the Benchmark applicable to the relevant Loan or Commitment for any Agreed Currency), as the Borrower may elect; provided, that (i) if any Interest Period would end on a day other than a Business Day, such Interest Period shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day unless such next succeeding Business Day would fall in the next calendar month, in which case such Interest Period shall end on the next preceding Business Day, (ii) any Interest Period that commences on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the last calendar month of such Interest Period) shall end on the last Business Day of the last calendar month of such Interest Period and (iii) no tenor that has been removed from this definition
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pursuant to Section 2.14(e) shall be available for specification in such borrowing request or Interest Election Request. For purposes hereof, the date of a Borrowing initially shall be the date on which such Borrowing is made and, in the case of a Revolving Borrowing, thereafter shall be the effective date of the most recent conversion or continuation of such Borrowing.
Investment” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.04.
Investment Company Act” means the U.S. Investment Company Act of 1940.
IRS” means the United States Internal Revenue Service.
ISP” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the “International Standby Practices 1998” published by the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice (or such later version thereof as may be in effect at the time of issuance).
Issuing Bank” means (a) JPMCB, Bank of America, N.A., HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Mizuho Bank, Ltd., U.S. Bank National Association, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and Citibank, N.A., in each case with respect to such Issuing Bank’s Specified LC Sublimit and (b) each Revolving Lender that shall have become a Issuing Bank hereunder as provided in Section 2.05(j) (other than any Person that shall have ceased to be a Issuing Bank as provided in Section 2.05(k)), each in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder. Each Issuing Bank may, in its discretion, arrange for one or more Letters of Credit to be issued by Affiliates of such Issuing Bank, in which case the term “Issuing Bank” shall include any such Affiliate with respect to Letters of Credit issued by such Affiliate. It is understood and agreed that Bank of America, N.A. shall not be required to issue any Letters of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency.
JPMCB” means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Knowledge” means, with respect to the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary, the actual knowledge of any Responsible Officer of such Person.
Latest Maturity Date” means, at any time, the latest of the Maturity Dates in respect of the Classes of Loans and Commitments that are outstanding at such time.
LC Disbursement” means a payment made by an Issuing Bank pursuant to a Letter of Credit.
LC Exposure” means, at any time, the sum of (a) the Dollar Equivalent of the aggregate undrawn amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit at such time and (b) the Dollar Equivalent of the aggregate amount of all LC Disbursements that have not yet been reimbursed by or on behalf of the Borrower at such time. The LC Exposure of any Revolving Lender at any time shall be such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the aggregate LC Exposure at such time.
Lender Presentation” means the Lender Presentation dated May 4, 2022, relating to the Transactions.
Lenders” means the Persons listed on Schedule 2.01 and any other Person that shall have become a party hereto pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption, an Incremental Facility Amendment or a Refinancing Facility Agreement, other than any such Person that shall have ceased to be a party hereto pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption.
Letter of Credit” means any letter of credit denominated in dollars or in an Alternative Currency issued pursuant to this Agreement by an Issuing Bank under the Revolving Commitments, other than any such letter of credit that shall have ceased to be a “Letter of Credit” outstanding hereunder pursuant to Section 9.05.
Lien” means, with respect to any asset, (a) any mortgage, deed of trust, lien, pledge, hypothecation, charge, security interest or other encumbrance in, on or of such asset or (b) the interest of a vendor or a lessor
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under any conditional sale agreement, capital lease or title retention agreement (or any financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing) relating to such asset.
Loan Document Obligations” means (a) the due and punctual payment by the Borrower of (i) the principal of and interest (including interest accruing during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or other similar proceeding, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in such proceeding) on the Loans, when and as due, whether at maturity, by acceleration, upon one or more dates set for prepayment or otherwise, (ii) each payment required to be made by the Borrower and the other Loan Parties under this Agreement in respect of any Letter of Credit, when and as due, including payments in respect of reimbursement of disbursements, interest thereon and obligations to provide cash collateral (including interest and other amounts and obligations accruing during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or other similar proceeding, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in such proceeding) and (iii) all other monetary obligations of the Borrower under this Agreement and each of the other Loan Documents, including obligations to pay fees, expense reimbursement obligations (including with respect to attorneys’ fees) and indemnification obligations, whether primary, secondary, direct, contingent, fixed or otherwise (including monetary obligations incurred during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or other similar proceeding, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in such proceeding) and (b) the due and punctual payment of all the obligations of each Guarantor under or pursuant to each of the Loan Documents to which it is a party (including monetary obligations incurred during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or other similar proceeding, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in such proceeding).
Loan Documents” means this Agreement, any Incremental Facility Amendment, any Refinancing Facility Agreement, any intercreditor agreement entered into by the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agreement, the other Security Documents, any agreement designating an additional Issuing Bank as contemplated by Section 2.05(j) and, except for purposes of Section 9.02, any Notes delivered pursuant to Section 2.09(c) (and, in each case, any amendment, restatement, waiver, supplement or other modification to any of the foregoing).
Loan Parties” means, collectively, the Borrower and the Guarantors.
Loans” means the loans made by the Lenders to the Borrower pursuant to this Agreement, including pursuant to any Incremental Facility Amendment or any Refinancing Facility Agreement.
Local Time” means (a) with respect to any Loan or Borrowing denominated in dollars or any Letter of Credit denominated in dollars, New York City time, (b) with respect to any Loan or Borrowing denominated in an Alternative Currency or any Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency (other than Canadian Dollars and Australian Dollars), London time, (c) with respect to any Loan or Borrowing denominated in Canadian Dollars or any Letter of Credit denominated in Canadian Dollars, Toronto time and (d) with respect to any Letter of Credit denominated in Australian Dollars, Sydney time.
Long-Term Indebtedness” means any Indebtedness (excluding Indebtedness permitted by Section 6.01(d)) that, in accordance with GAAP, constitutes (or, when incurred, constituted) a long-term liability.
Majority in Interest,” when used in reference to Lenders of any Class, means, at any time, (a) in the case of the Revolving Lenders, Lenders having Revolving Exposures and unused Revolving Commitments representing more than 50% of the sum of the Revolving Exposures and unused Revolving Commitments at such time and (b) in the case of the Term Lenders of any Class, Lenders holding outstanding Term Loans of such Class representing more than 50% of the aggregate principal amount of all Term Loans of such Class outstanding at such time.
Material Acquisition” means any acquisition or other Investment by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary and for which the aggregate consideration (including the principal amount of any assumed Indebtedness) is in excess of $2250,000,000.
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Material Adverse Effect” means a material adverse effect on (a) the business, assets, liabilities, operations or financial condition of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, (b) the ability of the Loan Parties (taken as a whole) to perform their material obligations to the Lenders or the Administrative Agent under this Agreement or any other Loan Document or (c) the material rights of, or remedies available to, the Administrative Agent or the Lenders under this Agreement or any other Loan Document.
Material Indebtedness” means Indebtedness (other than the Loans, the Letters of Credit and the Guarantees under the Loan Documents), or obligations in respect of one or more Hedging Agreements, of any one or more of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries in an aggregate principal amount exceeding $125,000,000. For purposes of determining Material Indebtedness, the “principal amount” of the obligations of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in respect of any Hedging Agreement at any time shall be the Net Mark-to-Market Exposure of such Hedging Obligations.
Material Intellectual Property” means intellectual property owned by any Loan Party or Restricted Subsidiary that is material to the business of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries taken as a whole, as determined in good faith by the Borrower.
Material Real Property” means any fee-owned real property with a replacement value (as reasonably determined by the Borrower in good faith) of at least $85,000,000.
Material Subsidiary” means each Restricted Subsidiary (a) the consolidated total assets of which equal 5.0% or more of the consolidated total assets of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries or (b) the consolidated revenues of which equal 5.0% or more of the consolidated revenues of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, in each case as of the end of or for the most recent period of four consecutive fiscal quarters for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b) (or, prior to the first delivery of any such financial statements, as of the end of or for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters most recently ended prior to the Effective Date); provided that if, at the end of or for any such most recent period of four consecutive fiscal quarters, the combined consolidated total assets or combined consolidated revenues of all Restricted Subsidiaries that under clauses (a) and (b) above would not constitute Material Subsidiaries shall have exceeded 10.0% of the consolidated total assets of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries or 10.0% of the consolidated revenues of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, respectively, then one or more of such excluded Restricted Subsidiaries shall for all purposes of this Agreement be designated by the Borrower to be Material Subsidiaries, until such excess shall have been eliminated.
Maturity Date” means the Revolving Maturity Date, the Term B-1 Maturity Date or the maturity date with respect to any Class of Incremental Term Loans, as the context requires.
Maturity Date Extension Request” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.22(a).
Maximum Rate” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.13.
MFN Spread” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21(b).
MNPI” means material information concerning the Borrower, any Subsidiary or any Affiliate of any of the foregoing or their securities that has not been disseminated in a manner making it available to investors generally, within the meaning of Regulation FD under the Securities Act and the Exchange Act. For purposes of this definition, “material information” means information concerning the Borrower, the Subsidiaries or any Affiliate of any of the foregoing or any of their securities that could reasonably be expected to be material for purposes of the United States Federal and State securities laws and, where applicable, foreign securities laws.
Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., and any successor to its rating agency business.
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Mortgage” means a mortgage, deed of trust, security deed or other security document granting a Lien on any Mortgaged Property to the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties to secure the Obligations, in each case, as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time. Each Mortgage shall be reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to the Administrative Agent.
Mortgaged Property” means, initially, each Material Real Property owned by a Loan Party and identified on Schedule 1.01(b), and includes each other Material Real Property owned by a Loan Party with respect to which a Mortgage is granted pursuant to Section 5.13.
Multiemployer Plan” means a “multiemployer plan,” as defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA.
Net Mark-to-Market Exposure” of any Person shall mean, as of any date of determination with respect to any Hedging Obligation, the excess (if any) of all unrealized losses over all unrealized profits of such Person arising from such Hedging Obligation. “Unrealized losses” shall mean the fair market value of the cost to such Person of replacing the Hedging Agreement giving rise to such Hedging Obligation as of the date of determination (assuming such Hedging Agreement were to be terminated as of that date), and “unrealized profits” shall mean the fair market value of the gain to such Person of replacing such Hedging Agreement as of the date of determination (assuming such Hedging Agreement were to be terminated as of that date).
Net Proceeds” means, with respect to any event, (a) the cash proceeds received in respect of such event, including (i) any cash received in respect of any non-cash proceeds (including any cash payments received by way of deferred payment of principal pursuant to a note or installment receivable or purchase price adjustment or earnout, but excluding any interest payments), but only as and when received, (ii) in the case of a casualty, insurance proceeds and (iii) in the case of a condemnation or similar event, condemnation awards and similar payments, minus (b) the sum, without duplication, of (i) all fees and out-of-pocket expenses paid in connection with such event by the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, (ii) in the case of a sale, transfer, lease or other disposition of an asset (including pursuant to a sale and leaseback transaction or a casualty or a condemnation or similar proceeding), the amount of all payments that are permitted hereunder and are made by the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries as a result of such event to repay Indebtedness (other than the Loans) secured by such asset or otherwise subject to mandatory prepayment as a result of such event and (iii) the amount of all taxes paid (or reasonably estimated to be payable) by the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, and the amount of any reserves established by the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP to fund purchase price adjustment, indemnification and similar contingent liabilities (other than any earnout obligations) reasonably estimated to be payable, in each case during the year that such event occurred or the next succeeding year and that are directly attributable to the occurrence of such event (as determined reasonably and in good faith by a Financial Officer). For purposes of this definition, in the event any contingent liability reserve established with respect to any event as described in clause (b)(iii) above shall be reduced, the amount of such reduction shall, except to the extent such reduction is made as a result of a payment having been made in respect of the contingent liabilities with respect to which such reserve has been established, be deemed to be receipt, on the date of such reduction, of cash proceeds in respect of such event.
Net Working Capital” means, at any date, (a) the consolidated current assets of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date (excluding cash and Permitted Investments) minus (b) the consolidated current liabilities of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date (excluding current liabilities in respect of Indebtedness). Net Working Capital at any date may be a positive or negative number. Net Working Capital increases when it becomes more positive or less negative and decreases when it becomes less positive or more negative.
Non-Consenting Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 9.02(c).
Non-Defaulting Revolving Lender” means any Revolving Lender that is not a Defaulting Lender.
Note” means any Term Note and/or any Revolving Note, as context may require.
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NYFRB” means the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
NYFRB Rate” means, for any day, the greater of (a) the Federal Funds Effective Rate in effect on such day and (b) the Overnight Bank Funding Rate in effect on such day (or for any day that is not a Business Day, for the immediately preceding Business Day); provided that if none of such rates are published for any day that is a Business Day, the term “NYFRB Rate” means the rate for a federal funds transaction quoted at 11:00 a.m. on such day received to the Administrative Agent from a Federal funds broker of recognized standing selected by it; provided, further, that if any of the aforesaid rates shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.
NYFRB’s Website” means the website of the NYFRB at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source.
Obligations” means, collectively, (a) all Loan Document Obligations, (b) all Secured Cash Management Obligations, (c) all Secured Hedging Obligations, (d) all Secured Supply Chain Financing Obligations and (e) Secured LC Obligations.
Other Connection Tax” means, with respect to any Recipient, a Tax 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 this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or sold or assigned an interest in any Loan or any Loan Document).
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, this Agreement or any other Loan Document, except any such Taxes that are Other Connection Taxes imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 2.19(b) or 9.02(c)).
Overnight Bank Funding Rate” means, for any day, the rate comprised of both overnight federal funds and overnight eurodollar transactions denominated in Dollars by U.S.-managed banking offices of depository institutions, as such composite rate shall be determined by the NYFRB as set forth on the NYFRB’s Website from time to time, and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the NYFRB as an overnight bank funding rate.
Participant” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(c).
Participant Register” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(c).
Payment” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 8.01.
Payment Notice” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 8.01.
PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation referred to and defined in ERISA and any successor entity performing similar functions.
Perfection Certificate” means a certificate in the form of Exhibit D or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent and each perfection certificate delivered pursuant to the Existing Credit Agreement or the Collateral Agreement prior to the Restatement Effective Date.
Permitted Business” means any business, the majority of revenues which are derived from (a) business or activities of the type conducted by the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries as of the
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Restatement Effective Date, (b) any business that is a natural outgrowth or reasonable extension, development or expansion of any such business or any business similar, reasonably related, incidental, complimentary or ancillary to any of the foregoing or (c) any business that in the Borrower’s good faith business judgment constitutes a reasonable diversification of businesses conducted by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries.
Permitted Encumbrances” means:
(a)    Liens imposed by law for Taxes that are not yet delinquent or in default or are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings if adequate reserves with respect thereto are maintained on the books of the applicable Person in accordance with GAAP;
(b)    carriers’, warehousemen’s, mechanics’, materialmen’s, repairmen’s, landlords’ and other like Liens imposed by law, arising in the ordinary course of business and securing obligations that are not overdue by more than 30 days or are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings if adequate reserves with respect thereto are maintained on the books of the applicable Person in accordance with GAAP;
(c)    pledges and deposits made (i) in the ordinary course of business in compliance with workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and other social security laws and (ii) in respect of letters of credit, bank guarantees or similar instruments issued for the account of any Subsidiary of the Borrower in the ordinary course of business supporting obligations of the type set forth in clause (i) above;
(d)    pledges and deposits made (i) to secure the performance of bids, trade contracts (other than for payment of Indebtedness), leases (other than Capital Lease Obligations), statutory obligations, surety and appeal bonds, performance bonds and other obligations of a like nature, in each case in the ordinary course of business and (ii) in respect of letters of credit, bank guarantees or similar instruments issued for the account of the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower in the ordinary course of business supporting obligations of the type set forth in clause (i) above;
(e)    judgment liens in respect of judgments that do not constitute an Event of Default under clause (k) of Section 7.01;
(f)    easements, zoning restrictions, rights-of-way and similar encumbrances on real property imposed by law or arising in the ordinary course of business that do not secure any monetary obligations and do not materially interfere with the ordinary conduct of business of the Borrower or any Subsidiary;
(g)    Liens arising from Permitted Investments described in clause (d) of the definition of the term “Permitted Investments”;
(h)    banker’s liens, rights of setoff or similar rights and remedies as to deposit accounts or other funds maintained with depository institutions and securities accounts and other financial assets maintained with a securities intermediary; provided that such deposit accounts or funds and securities accounts or other financial assets are not established or deposited for the purpose of providing collateral for any Indebtedness;
(i)    Liens arising by virtue of Uniform Commercial Code financing statement filings (or similar filings under applicable law) regarding operating leases entered into by the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries;
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(j)    Liens of a collecting bank arising in the ordinary course of business under Section 4-208 (or the applicable corresponding section) of the Uniform Commercial Code in effect in the relevant jurisdiction covering only the items being collected upon;
(k)    Liens representing any interest or title of a licensor, lessor or sublicensor or sublessor, or a licensee, lessee or sublicensee or sublessee, in the property or rights subject to any lease, license or sublicense or concession agreement in the ordinary course of business to the extent that they do not materially interfere with the business of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary;
(l)    Liens in favor of customs and revenue authorities arising as a matter of law to secure payment of customs duties in connection with the importation of goods;
(m)    Liens that are contractual rights of set-off;
(n)    Liens (i) of a collection bank arising under Section 4-210 of the Uniform Commercial Code on items in the course of collection, (ii) attaching to commodity trading accounts or other commodities brokerage accounts incurred in the ordinary course of business and (iii) in favor of a banking institution arising as a matter of law encumbering deposits (including the right of set-off) and which are within the general parameters customary in the banking industry;
(o)    Liens encumbering reasonable customary initial deposits and margin deposits and similar Liens attaching to commodity trading accounts or other brokerage accounts incurred in the ordinary course of business and not for speculative purposes; and
(p)    Liens that are contractual rights of set-off (i) relating to the establishment of depository relations with banks not given in connection with the issuance of Indebtedness, (ii) relating to pooled deposit or sweep accounts of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to permit satisfaction of overdraft or similar obligations incurred in the ordinary course of business of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries or (iii) relating to purchase orders and other agreements entered into with customers of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in the ordinary course of business;
provided that the term “Permitted Encumbrances” shall not include any Lien securing Indebtedness, other than Liens referred to in clauses (c) and (d) above securing letters of credit, bank guarantees or similar instruments.
Permitted Investments” means:
(a)    direct obligations of, or obligations the principal of and interest on which are unconditionally guaranteed by, the United States of America (or by any agency thereof to the extent such obligations are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States of America), in each case maturing within one year from the date of acquisition thereof;
(b)    investments in commercial paper and variable and fixed rate notes maturing within 12 months from the date of acquisition thereof and having, at such date of acquisition, a rating of at least A-2 by S&P or P-2 by Moody’s;
(c)    investments in certificates of deposit, banker’s acceptances and demand or time deposits, in each case maturing within 12 months from the date of acquisition thereof, issued or guaranteed by or placed with, and money market deposit accounts issued or offered by, any domestic office of any commercial bank organized under the laws of the United States of America or any State thereof that has a combined capital and surplus and undivided profits of not less than $500,000,000;
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(d)    fully collateralized repurchase agreements with a term of not more than 30 days for securities described in clause (a) above and entered into with a financial institution satisfying the criteria described in clause (c) above;
(e)    “money market funds” that (i) comply with the criteria set forth in Rule 2a-7 of the Investment Company Act, (ii) are rated AAA- by S&P and Aaa3 by Moody’s and (iii) have portfolio assets of at least $5,000,000,000; and
(f)    in the case of any Foreign Subsidiary, other short-term investments that are analogous to the foregoing, are of comparable credit quality and are customarily used by companies in the jurisdiction of such Foreign Subsidiary for cash management purposes.
Permitted Receivables Facilities” shall mean any receivables purchase facility, securitization or other receivables financing facility in an aggregate amount not to exceed $200,000,000 pursuant to which the Borrower or a Subsidiary thereof sells, assigns (including collateral assignments) or otherwise transfers, in each case on a limited recourse basis to the Borrower or Subsidiary (provided that transactions that provide for recourse (including credit recourse) against the Borrower or Subsidiary for (i) breaches of customary representations and warranties, and indemnities (including indemnities for origination, servicing, collections and tax and withholding matters) related to the assets sold or financed, including matters of credit quality, and/or (ii) in the case of credit recourse, up to 10% of the greater of (x) the maximum facility amount of any such facility or (y) the largest aggregate outstanding balance of all receivables at any one time outstanding under any such facility, shall be deemed to be limited recourse for purposes hereof), any receivables (whether now existing or arising in the future) and any assets related thereto (whether in the form of accounts, chattel paper, instruments, general intangibles or otherwise) including, without limitation, all books and records relating to such receivables, all collateral securing such receivables, all contracts and all guarantees or other obligations in respect of such receivables, rights with respect to returned goods the sale or lease of which gave rise to such receivables, insurance thereon, proceeds of all of the foregoing and lockboxes and bank accounts into which collections thereon are deposited, and other assets which are customarily transferred or in respect of which security interests are customarily granted in connection with receivables financing transactions (including, for the avoidance of doubt, receivables sales, loans, servicing, contribution and purchase agreements) involving receivables (a) to one or more third party finance providers or investors or (b) to a special purpose entity that borrows against such receivables (or undivided interests therein) and related assets or issues securities payable from (or representing interests in) payments in respect of such receivables and related assets or sells such receivables (or undivided interests therein) and related assets to one or more third party finance providers or investors, whether or not amounts received in connection with the sale or other transfer or collateral assignment of such receivables and related assets to an entity referred to in clause (a) or (b) above would under GAAP be accounted for as liabilities on a consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower.  The amount of any Permitted Receivables Facility shall be deemed at any time to be the aggregate outstanding principal or stated amount of the uncollected amount of the receivables transferred to such third party finance providers or investors pursuant to such Permitted Receivables Facility net of any such receivables that have been written off as uncollectible.
Permitted Receivables Facility Indebtedness” means (a) any Indebtedness issued or incurred under any Permitted Receivables Facility and (b) in the case of any Permitted Receivables Facility that is a purchase and sale, or otherwise does not involve issuance or incurrence of Indebtedness, the “outstanding investment” or “invested amount” (or similar term) owing to the third-party finance providers or investors pursuant to such Permitted Receivables Facility, net of any such account receivables that have been written off as uncollectible.
Permitted Second Priority Refinancing Debt” shall mean any secured Indebtedness incurred by the Borrower in the form of one or more series of senior secured notes or loans; provided that (i) such Indebtedness is secured by the Collateral on a second lien, subordinated basis to the Obligations and is not secured by any property or assets of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary other than the Collateral, (ii) such Indebtedness constitutes Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness in respect of Term Loans (including portions of Classes of Term Loans), (iii) the security agreements relating to such Indebtedness are not
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materially more favorable (when taken as a whole) to the lenders or holders providing such Indebtedness than the existing Security Documents are to the Lenders, (iv) such Indebtedness is not guaranteed by any Restricted Subsidiaries other than the Loan Parties and (v) such Indebtedness is subject to customary intercreditor arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
Permitted Unsecured Refinancing Debt” shall mean unsecured Indebtedness incurred by the Borrower in the form of one or more series of senior or subordinated unsecured notes or loans; provided that (i) such Indebtedness constitutes Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness in respect of Term Loans (including portions of Classes of Term Loans), (ii) such Indebtedness is not guaranteed by any Subsidiaries other than the Loan Parties, (iii) such Indebtedness is not secured by any Lien or any property or assets of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary and (iv) if such Indebtedness is contractually subordinated to the Obligations, such subordination terms shall be market terms at the time of incurrence of such Indebtedness.
Person” means any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, association, company, partnership, Governmental Authority or other entity.
Plan” means any “employee pension benefit plan,” as defined in Section 3(2) of ERISA (other than a Multiemployer Plan), that is subject to the provisions of Title IV of ERISA or Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA, and in respect of which the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates is (or, if such plan were terminated, would under Section 4069 of ERISA be deemed to be) an “employer” as defined in Section 3(5) of ERISA.
Plan Asset Regulations” means 29 CFR § 2510.3-101 et seq., as modified by Section 3(42) of ERISA, as amended from time to time.
Platform” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.01(d).
Pounds Sterling” or “£”means the lawful money of the United Kingdom.
Prepayment Event” means:
(a)    any non-ordinary course sale, transfer, lease or other disposition (including pursuant to a sale and leaseback transaction and by way of merger or consolidation) (for purposes of this defined term, collectively, “dispositions”) of any asset of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, other than (i) dispositions described in clauses (a) through (i) and (l) of Section 6.05 and (ii) other dispositions resulting in aggregate Net Proceeds not exceeding (A) the greater of (x) $50,000,000 and (y) 1.50% of Consolidated Total Assets as of the last day of the Test Period most recently ended prior to such disposition, in the case of any single disposition or series of related dispositions and (B) the greater of (x) $100,000,000 and (y) 3.00% of Consolidated Total Assets as of the last day of the Test Period most recently ended prior to such disposition, for all such dispositions during any fiscal year of the Borrower;
(b)    any casualty or other insured damage to, or any taking under power of eminent domain or by condemnation or similar proceeding of, any asset of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary with a fair market value immediately prior to such event equal to or greater than the greater of (x) $50,000,000 and (y) 1.50% of Consolidated Total Assets as of the last day of the Test Period most recently ended prior to such event; or
(c)    the incurrence by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary of any Indebtedness, other than Indebtedness permitted to be incurred under Section 6.01 or permitted by the Required Lenders pursuant to Section 9.02.
Prime Rate” means the rate of interest last quoted by The Wall Street Journal as the “Prime Rate” in the U.S. or, if The Wall Street Journal ceases to quote such rate, the highest per annum interest rate published
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by the Federal Reserve Board in Federal Reserve Statistical Release H.15 (519) (Selected Interest Rates) as the “bank prime loan” rate or, if such rate is no longer quoted therein, any similar rate quoted therein (as determined by the Administrative Agent) or any similar release by the Federal Reserve Board (as determined by the Administrative Agent). Each change in the Prime Rate shall be effective from and including the date such change is publicly announced or quoted as being effective.
Pro Forma Basis” means, with respect to the calculation of the financial covenants contained in Sections 6.12 and 6.13 or any other calculations hereunder or otherwise for purposes of determining the Total Leverage Ratio, Consolidated Interest Expense, the First Lien Leverage Ratio or Consolidated EBITDA as of any date, that such calculation shall give pro forma effect to (a) all acquisitions, (b) all designations of Restricted Subsidiaries as Unrestricted Subsidiaries, (c) all designations of Unrestricted Subsidiaries as Restricted Subsidiaries, (d) all issuances, incurrences or assumptions or repayments and prepayments of Indebtedness in connection therewith (with any such Indebtedness being deemed to be amortized over the applicable testing period in accordance with its terms), and (e) all sales, transfers or other dispositions of (i) any Equity Interests in a Restricted Subsidiary or (ii) all or substantially all assets of a Restricted Subsidiary or division or line of business of a Restricted Subsidiary outside the ordinary course of business (and any related prepayments or repayments of Indebtedness), that have occurred during (or, if such calculation is being made for the purpose of determining whether any Incremental Extension of Credit may be made, any designation under Section 5.16 is permitted or any event subject to Article VI is permitted, since the beginning of) the Test Period most recently ended on or prior to such date as if they occurred on the first day of such four consecutive fiscal quarter period, including expected cost savings (without duplication of actual cost savings) to the extent such cost savings would be permitted to be reflected in pro forma financial information complying with the requirements of Article 11 of Regulation S-X under the Securities Act as interpreted by the staff of the SEC, and as certified by a Financial Officer of the Borrower. If any Indebtedness bears a floating rate of interest and is being given pro forma effect, the interest on such Indebtedness shall be calculated as if the rate in effect on the date of determination had been the applicable rate for the entire period (taking into account any Hedging Agreement applicable to such Indebtedness).
Proposed Change” means a proposed amendment, modification, waiver or termination of any provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document.
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.
Purchasing Borrower Party” means any of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary.
Qualified Equity Interests” means Equity Interests of the Borrower other than Disqualified Equity Interests.
Qualified IPO” means any transaction or series of related transactions (including any merger with a special purpose acquisition company or a Subsidiary thereof) after which the common Equity Interests of the Borrower or any direct or indirect parent company of the Borrower constitutes publicly traded Equity Interests on any U.S. securities exchange or over-the-counter market or any analogous exchange in any jurisdiction.
Recipient” means (a) the Administrative Agent, (b) any Lender and (c) any Issuing Bank, as applicable.
Reference Rate” means, for any day, the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate as of such day for a Term Benchmark Loan with an Interest Period of three months’ duration (without giving effect to the proviso to the definition of the term “Adjusted Term SOFR Rate” herein).
Reference Time” means with respect to any setting of the then-current Benchmark, (a) if such Benchmark is the Term SOFR Rate, 5:00 a.m. (Chicago time) on the day that is two Business Days preceding the date of such setting, (b) if such Benchmark is EURIBOR Rate, 11:00 a.m. Brussels time two TARGET
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Days preceding the date of such setting, (c) if such Benchmark is Daily Simple SONIA, then four Business Days prior to such setting, (d) if (after the effectiveness of a Benchmark Replacement) such Benchmark is Daily Simple SOFR, then four Business Days prior to such setting or (e) if such Benchmark is none of the Term SOFR Rate, the EURIBOR Rate, Daily Simple SONIA or Daily Simple SOFR, the time determined by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion.
Refinanced Debt” means any existing Class of Term Loans or Revolving Commitments that are refinanced by Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness or Refinancing Revolving Indebtedness, respectively.
Refinancing Effective Date” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.23(a).
Refinancing Facility Agreement” means a Refinancing Facility Agreement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, among the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and one or more Refinancing Term Lenders or Refinancing Revolving Lenders, establishing commitments in respect of Refinancing Term Loans or Refinancing Revolving Commitments and effecting such other amendments hereto and to the other Loan Documents as are contemplated by Section 2.23.
Refinancing Indebtedness” means, in respect of any Indebtedness (the “Original Indebtedness”), any Indebtedness that extends, renews or refinances such Original Indebtedness (or any Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof); provided that (a) the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of such Refinancing Indebtedness (including undrawn or available committed amounts) shall not exceed the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of such Original Indebtedness (including undrawn or available committed amounts) except by an amount no greater than the amount of accrued and unpaid interest with respect to such Original Indebtedness and any fees, premium and expenses relating to such extension, renewal or refinancing; (b) either (i) the stated final maturity of such Refinancing Indebtedness shall not be earlier than that of such Original Indebtedness or (ii) such Refinancing Indebtedness shall not mature or be required to be repaid, prepaid, redeemed, repurchased or defeased, whether on one or more fixed dates, upon the occurrence of one or more events or at the option of any holder thereof (except, in each case, upon the occurrence of an event of default, asset sale or a change in control or as and to the extent such repayment, prepayment, redemption, repurchase or defeasance would have been required pursuant to the terms of such Original Indebtedness) prior to the date that is 91 days after the Latest Maturity Date in effect on the date of such extension, renewal or refinancing; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, scheduled amortization payments (however denominated) of such Refinancing Indebtedness shall be permitted so long as the weighted average life to maturity of such Refinancing Indebtedness shall be no shorter than the weighted average life to maturity of such Original Indebtedness remaining as of the date of such extension, renewal or refinancing (or, if shorter, 91 days after the Latest Maturity Date in effect on the date of such extension, renewal or refinancing); (c) such Refinancing Indebtedness shall not constitute an obligation (including pursuant to a Guarantee) of the Borrower or any Subsidiary, in each case that shall not have been (or, in the case of after-acquired Subsidiaries, shall not have been required to become pursuant to the terms of the Original Indebtedness) an obligor in respect of such Original Indebtedness; (d) if such Original Indebtedness shall have been subordinated to the Loan Document Obligations, such Refinancing Indebtedness shall also be subordinated to the Loan Document Obligations on terms not less favorable in any material respect to the Lenders; and (e) such Refinancing Indebtedness shall not be secured by any Lien on any asset other than the assets that secured such Original Indebtedness (or would have been required to secure such Original Indebtedness pursuant to the terms thereof) or, in the event Liens securing such Original Indebtedness shall have been contractually subordinated to any Lien securing the Loan Document Obligations, by any Lien that shall not have been contractually subordinated to at least the same extent.
Refinancing Loan” means, collectively, any Refinancing Term Loan and any Refinancing Revolving Loan.
Refinancing Revolving Commitments” shall mean one or more Classes of revolving commitments incurred by the Borrower under this Agreement pursuant to a Refinancing Facility Agreement; provided that
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such Indebtedness constitutes Refinancing Revolving Indebtedness in respect of Revolving Commitments (including portions of Classes of Revolving Commitments).
Refinancing Revolving Indebtedness” means Refinancing Revolving Commitments obtained pursuant to a Refinancing Facility Agreement, in each case, issued, incurred or otherwise obtained (including by means of the extension or renewal of existing Indebtedness) in exchange for, or to extend, renew, refinance or replace, in whole or part, existing Revolving Commitments hereunder (including any successive Refinancing Revolving Indebtedness); provided that (i) the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of such Refinancing Revolving Indebtedness (including undrawn or available committed amounts) shall not exceed the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of such Refinanced Debt (including undrawn or available committed amounts) except by an amount equal to the sum of accrued and unpaid interest, accrued fees and premiums (if any) with respect to such Refinanced Debt and fees and expenses associated with the refinancing of such Refinanced Debt with such Refinancing Revolving Indebtedness; provided, however, that, as part of the same incurrence or issuance of Indebtedness as such Refinancing Revolving Indebtedness, the Borrower may incur or issue an additional amount of Indebtedness under Section 6.01 without violating this clause (i) (and, for purposes of clarity, (x) such additional amount of Indebtedness shall not constitute Refinancing Revolving Indebtedness and (y) such additional amount of Indebtedness shall reduce the applicable basket under Section 6.01, if any, on a dollar-for-dollar basis); (ii) the stated final maturity of such Refinancing Revolving Indebtedness shall not be earlier than the Latest Maturity Date of such Refinanced Debt, and such stated final maturity of such Refinancing Revolving Indebtedness shall not be subject to any conditions that could result in such stated final maturity occurring on a date that precedes the Latest Maturity Date of such Refinanced Debt; (iii) such Refinancing Revolving Indebtedness shall not be required to be repaid, prepaid, redeemed, repurchased or defeased, whether on one or more fixed dates, upon the occurrence of one or more events or at the option of any holder thereof (except, in each case, on the stated final maturity date as permitted pursuant to the preceding clause (ii) or upon the occurrence of an event of default or a change in control or as and to the extent such repayment, prepayment, redemption, repurchase or defeasance would have been required pursuant to the terms of such Refinanced Debt) prior to the earlier of (A) the latest stated final maturity of such Refinanced Debt and (B) 91 days after the Latest Maturity Date in effect on the date of such extension, renewal or refinancing; (iv) such Refinancing Revolving Indebtedness shall not constitute an obligation (including pursuant to a Guarantee) of the Borrower or any Subsidiary, in each case that shall not have been (or, in the case of after-acquired Subsidiaries, shall not have been required to become pursuant to the terms of the Refinanced Debt) an obligor in respect of such Refinanced Debt, and, in each case, shall constitute an obligation of the Borrower or such Subsidiary to the extent of its obligations in respect of such Refinanced Debt, (v) such refinancing Revolving Indebtedness, if secured, shall only be secured by the Collateral on the same or more junior basis as the Refinanced Debt, and subject to intercreditor arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; provided that an intercreditor arrangement substantially similar to any intercreditor arrangement pertaining to the Refinanced Debt shall be deemed to be satisfactory, (vi) Refinancing Revolving Indebtedness shall contain terms and conditions that (x) are not materially more favorable (when taken as a whole) to the investors providing such Refinancing Revolving Indebtedness than those applicable to the existing Revolving Commitments of the applicable Class being refinanced (other than (A) with respect to pricing, maturity, amortization, optional prepayments and redemption or (B) covenants or other provisions applicable only to periods after the Latest Maturity Date and other provisions that are added for the benefit of the Lenders of such Refinanced Debt (it being understood that no consent of the Administrative Agent or any Lender shall be required to add any such more favorable provision)) on the date such Refinancing Revolving Commitments are obtained or (y) reflect then market terms and conditions (as determined by the Borrower in good faith); (vii) the minimum aggregate principal amount of such Refinancing Revolving Indebtedness (including undrawn or available committed amounts) shall be $50,000,000, and (viii) the borrowing and repayment (except for (1) payments of interest and fees at different rates on Refinancing Revolving Commitments (and related outstandings), (2) repayments required upon the Maturity Date of the Refinancing Revolving Commitments and (3) repayment made in connection with a permanent repayment and termination of commitments) of Refinancing Revolving Loans after the associated Refinancing Effective Date shall be made on a pro rata basis or less than a pro rata basis (but not more than a pro rata basis) with all other Revolving Commitments then existing.
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Refinancing Revolving Lender” means any Person that provides a Refinancing Revolving Loan.
Refinancing Revolving Loan” means loans made under Refinancing Revolving Commitments.
Refinancing Term Lender” means any Person that provides a Refinancing Term Loan.
Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness” means (a) Permitted Second Priority Refinancing Debt, (b) Permitted Unsecured Refinancing Debt or (c) Refinancing Term Loans obtained pursuant to a Refinancing Facility Agreement, in each case, issued, incurred or otherwise obtained (including by means of the extension or renewal of existing Indebtedness) in exchange for, or to extend, renew, refinance or replace, in whole or part, existing Term Loans hereunder (including any successive Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness); provided that (i) the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of such Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness shall not exceed the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of such Refinanced Debt except by an amount equal to the sum of accrued and unpaid interest, accrued fees and premiums (if any) with respect to such Refinanced Debt and fees and expenses associated with the refinancing of such Refinanced Debt with such Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness; provided, however, that, as part of the same incurrence or issuance of Indebtedness as such Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness, the Borrower may incur or issue an additional amount of Indebtedness under Section 6.01 without violating this clause (i) (and, for purposes of clarity, (x) such additional amount of Indebtedness shall not constitute Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness and (y) such additional amount of Indebtedness shall reduce the applicable basket under Section 6.01, if any, on a dollar-for-dollar basis); (ii) the stated final maturity of such Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness shall not be earlier than the Latest Maturity Date of such Refinanced Debt, and such stated final maturity of such Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness shall not be subject to any conditions that could result in such stated final maturity occurring on a date that precedes the Latest Maturity Date of such Refinanced Debt; (iii) such Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness shall not be required to be repaid, prepaid, redeemed, repurchased or defeased, whether on one or more fixed dates, upon the occurrence of one or more events or at the option of any holder thereof (except, in each case, on the stated final maturity date as permitted pursuant to the preceding clause (ii) or upon the occurrence of an event of default, asset sale or a change in control or as and to the extent such repayment, prepayment, redemption, repurchase or defeasance would have been required pursuant to the terms of such Refinanced Debt) prior to the earlier of (A) the latest stated final maturity of such Refinanced Debt and (B) 91 days after the Latest Maturity Date in effect on the date of such extension, renewal or refinancing; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, scheduled amortization payments (however denominated) of such Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness in the form of Refinancing Term Loans shall be permitted so long as the weighted average life to maturity of such Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness in the form of Refinancing Term Loans shall be no shorter than the weighted average life to maturity of such Refinanced Debt remaining as of the date of such extension, replacement or refinancing; (iv) such Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness shall not constitute an obligation (including pursuant to a Guarantee) of the Borrower or any Subsidiary, in each case that shall not have been (or, in the case of after-acquired Subsidiaries, shall not have been required to become pursuant to the terms of the Refinanced Debt) an obligor in respect of such Refinanced Debt, and, in each case, shall constitute an obligation of the Borrower or such Subsidiary to the extent of its obligations in respect of such Refinanced Debt, (v) such refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness, if secured, shall only be secured by the Collateral on the same or more junior basis as the Refinanced Debt and subject to intercreditor arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; provided that an intercreditor arrangement substantially similar to any intercreditor arrangement pertaining to the Refinanced Debt shall be deemed to be satisfactory, (vi) such Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness may participate on (I) a pro rata basis or greater or less than pro rata basis in any voluntary prepayments of the Term B-1 Loans hereunder and (II) a pro rata basis or less than pro rata basis (but not on a greater than pro rata basis) in any mandatory prepayments of Term B-1 Loans hereunder, (vii) in the case of Refinancing Term Loans, such Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness shall contain terms and conditions that (x) are not materially more favorable (when taken as a whole) to the investors providing such Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness than those applicable to the existing Term Loans of the applicable Class being refinanced (other than (A) with respect to pricing, maturity, amortization, optional prepayments and redemption or (B) covenants or other provisions applicable only to periods after the Latest Maturity Date and other provisions that are added for the benefit of the Lenders of such Refinanced Debt (it being understood that no consent of the Administrative
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Agent or any Lender shall be required to add any such more favorable provision)) on the date such Refinancing Term Loan is incurred or (y) reflect then market terms and conditions (as determined by the Borrower in good faith); and (viii) the minimum aggregate principal amount of such Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness shall be $50,000,000.
Refinancing Term Loans” means one or more Classes of term loans incurred by the Borrower under this Agreement pursuant to a Refinancing Facility Agreement; provided that such Indebtedness constitutes Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness in respect of Term Loans (including portions of Classes of Term Loans).
Register” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(b).
Related Parties” means, with respect to any specified Person, such Person’s Affiliates and the respective directors, officers, employees, agents, trustees, managers, advisors, representatives and controlling persons of such Person and its Affiliates.
Release” means any release, spill, emission, leaking, dumping, injection, pouring, deposit, disposal, discharge, dispersal, leaching or migration of any Hazardous Materials into or through the environment (including ambient air, surface water, groundwater, land surface or subsurface strata).
Relevant Governmental Body” means (i) with respect to a Benchmark Replacement in respect of Loans denominated in dollars, the Federal Reserve Board and/or the NYFRB, the CME Term SOFR Administrator, as applicable, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the Federal Reserve Board and/or the NYFRB or, in each case, any successor thereto, (ii) with respect to a Benchmark Replacement in respect of Loans denominated in Pounds Sterling, the Bank of England, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the Bank of England or, in each case, any successor thereto, (iii) with respect to a Benchmark Replacement in respect of Loans denominated in Euros, the European Central Bank, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the European Central Bank or, in each case, any successor thereto, and (iv) with respect to a Benchmark Replacement in respect of Loans denominated in any other currency, (a) the central bank for the currency in which such Benchmark Replacement is denominated or any central bank or other supervisor which is responsible for supervising either (1) such Benchmark Replacement or (2) the administrator of such Benchmark Replacement or (b) any working group or committee officially endorsed or convened by (1) the central bank for the currency in which such Benchmark Replacement is denominated, (2) any central bank or other supervisor that is responsible for supervising either (A) such Benchmark Replacement or (B) the administrator of such Benchmark Replacement, (3) a group of those central banks or other supervisors or (4) the Financial Stability Board or any part thereof.
Relevant Rate” means (i) with respect to any Term Benchmark Loan denominated in dollars, the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate, (ii) with respect to any Term Benchmark Loan denominated in Euros, the Adjusted EURIBOR Rate, (iii) with respect to any Term Benchmark Loan denominated in Canadian Dollars, the Adjusted CDOR Rate, (iv) with respect to any RFR Loan denominated in Pounds Sterling, the Adjusted Daily Simple SONIA, and (v) following the effectiveness of a Benchmark Replacement, with respect to any RFR Loan denominated in Dollars, the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR.
Relevant Screen Rate” (i) with respect to any Term Benchmark Loan denominated in Dollars, the Term SOFR Reference Rate, (ii) with respect to any Term Benchmark Loan denominated in Euros, the EURIBOR Screen Rate, (iii) with respect to any Term Benchmark Loan denominated in Canadian Dollars, the CDOR Screen Rate, as applicable.
Repricing Transaction” means (a) the prepayment or refinancing of all or a portion of the Term Borrowings concurrently with the incurrence by the Borrower of any broadly syndicated first lien term B loans having a lower all-in yield than the Applicable Rate in respect of such Term Loans (based on the definition of the term “Applicable Rate” as in effect on the Restatement Effective Date) (other than such prepayments or repayments in connection with the sale of the Borrower or all or substantially all of its consolidated assets or a Change in Control) (including, for purposes of determining all-in yield, in addition to the applicable coupon,
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any interest rate “floors,” upfront or similar fees and original issue discount payable to the holders of such Indebtedness (in their capacities as such) with respect to such Indebtedness, but excluding any arrangement, structuring, commitment, underwriting or similar fees payable to any arranger (or affiliate thereof) in connection with the commitment or syndication of such Indebtedness) or (b) any amendment the primary purpose of which (as determined by the Borrower in good faith) is to reduce the “effective” interest rate applicable to such Term Loans (in each case, with original issue discount and upfront fees) (as determined by the Borrower in good faith); provided that in no event shall any prepayment, refinancing or amendment of the Term Loans in connection with a Change in Control, a Qualified IPO, a dividend recapitalization, an acquisition or other similar Investment with consideration valued no less than $250,000,000 or an asset sale with consideration valued at no less than $250,000,000, or any other transaction that results in an increase in the aggregate outstanding principal amount of such Term Loans, constitute a Repricing Transaction. For purposes of this defined term, original issue discount and upfront fees shall be equated to interest margins in a manner consistent with generally accepted financial practice based on an assumed four-year life to maturity (or, if less, the remaining life to maturity).
Required Lenders” means, at any time, Lenders having Revolving Exposures, Term Loans and unused Commitments representing more than 50% of the sum of the Total Revolving Exposure, outstanding Term Loans and aggregate unused Commitments at such time.
Required Revolving Lenders” means, at any time, Lenders having Revolving Exposures and unused Revolving Commitments representing more than 50% of the sum of the Total Revolving Exposure and aggregate unused Revolving Commitments at such time.
Requirement of Law” means, with respect to any Person, (a) the charter, articles or certificate of organization or incorporation and bylaws or other organizational or governing documents of such Person and (b) any law (including common law), statute, ordinance, treaty, rule, regulation, official administrative pronouncement, order, decree, writ, injunction, settlement agreement or determination of any arbitrator or court or other Governmental Authority, in each case applicable to or binding upon such Person or any of its property or to which such Person or any of its property is subject.
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 a particular corporate matter, any executive officer of the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary with direct responsibility for such matter.
Restatement Agreement” means that certain Restatement Agreement, dated as of the Restatement Effective Date, among the Borrower, the Guarantors, the Administrative Agent, and the Lenders and Issuing Banks party thereto.
Restatement Effective Date” means June 7, 2022.
Restricted Payment” means any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property) by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary with respect to its Equity Interests, or any payment or distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property) by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, including any sinking fund or similar deposit, on account of the purchase, redemption, retirement, acquisition, cancelation or termination of its Equity Interests.
Restricted Subsidiary” means each Subsidiary other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary.
Resulting Revolving Borrowings” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21(d).
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Revolving Availability Period” means the period from and including the Effective Date to but excluding the earlier of the Revolving Maturity Date and the date of termination of all the Revolving Commitments.
Revolving Borrowing” means Revolving Loans of the same Type and currency, made, converted or continued on the same date and as to which a single Interest Period is in effect.
Revolving Commitment” means, with respect to each Lender, the commitment, if any, of such Lender to make Revolving Loans (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the Additional Revolving Commitments) and to acquire participations in Letters of Credit hereunder, expressed as an amount representing the maximum possible aggregate amount of such Lender’s Revolving Exposure hereunder, as such commitment may be (a) reduced from time to time pursuant to Section 2.08, (b) increased from time to time pursuant to Section 2.21, and (c) reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to assignments by or to such Lender pursuant to Section 9.04. The initial amount of each Lender’s Revolving Commitment is set forth on Schedule 2.01 or in the Assignment and Assumption or Incremental Facility Amendment pursuant to which such Lender shall have assumed its Revolving Commitment, as applicable. The aggregate amount of the Lender’s Revolving Commitments (including the Additional Revolving Commitments) as of the Restatement Effective Date is $700,000,000.
Revolving Commitment Increase” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21(a).
Revolving Commitment Increase Lender” means, with respect to any Revolving Commitment Increase, each Additional Lender providing a portion of such Revolving Commitment Increase.
Revolving Exposure” means, with respect to any Lender at any time, the sum of (a) the Dollar Equivalent of the outstanding principal amount of such Lender’s Revolving Loans and (b) such Lender’s LC Exposure, in each case at such time.
Revolving Lender” means a Lender with a Revolving Commitment or, if the Revolving Commitments have terminated or expired, a Lender with Revolving Exposure.
Revolving Loan” means a Loan made pursuant to clause (b) of Section 2.01.
Revolving Maturity Date” means the date that is five years after the Restatement Effective Date, as the same may be extended pursuant to Section 2.22.
Revolving Note” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.09(c).
RFR” when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such borrowing, are bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Adjusted Daily Simple SONIA or the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR (if after the effectiveness of a Benchmark Replacement).
RFR Business Day” means for any Loan denominated in (a) Pounds Sterling, any day except for (i) a Saturday, (ii) a Sunday or (iii) a day on which banks are closed for general business in London and (b) Dollars, a U.S. Government Securities Business Day.
S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., and any successor to its rating agency business.
Sanctioned Country” means, at any time, a country, region or territory which is itself the subject or target of any Sanctions (at the time of this Agreement, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Crimea and the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republic regions of Ukraine).
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Sanctioned Person” means, at any time, (a) any Person listed in any Sanctions-related Executive Order or list of designated Persons maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of State, or by the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any European Union member state, Her Majesty’s Treasury or any other relevant sanctions authority, (b) any Person operating, organized or resident in a Sanctioned Country or (c) any Person owned or controlled by any such Person or Persons described in the foregoing clauses (a) or (b).
Sanctions” economic or financial sanctions or trade embargoes imposed, administered or enforced from time to time by (a) the U.S. government, including those administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury or the U.S. Department of State, or (b) the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any European Union member state, Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom or any other relevant sanctions authority.
SEC” means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission or any Governmental Authority succeeding to any of its principal functions.
Secured Cash Management Obligations” means the due and punctual payment of any and all obligations of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary (whether absolute or contingent and however and whenever created, arising, evidenced or acquired (including all renewals, extensions and modifications thereof and substitutions therefor)) arising in respect of Cash Management Services that (a) are owed to the Administrative Agent or an Affiliate thereof, or to any Person that, at the time such obligations were incurred, was the Administrative Agent or an Affiliate thereof, (b) are owed on the Restatement Effective Date to a Person that is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender as of the Restatement Effective Date or (c) are owed to a Person that is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender at the time such obligations are incurred (any such Person, a “Cash Management Bank”); provided that any Cash Management Services may at any time be designated in writing by the Borrower and the applicable Cash Management Bank to the Administrative Agent not to be included as Secured Cash Management Obligations.
Secured Hedging Obligations” means the due and punctual payment of any and all obligations of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary arising under each Hedging Agreement that (a) is with a counterparty that is the Administrative Agent or an Affiliate thereof, or any Person that, at the time such Hedging Agreement was entered into, was the Administrative Agent or an Affiliate thereof, (b) is in effect on the Restatement Effective Date with a counterparty that is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender as of the Restatement Effective Date or (c) is entered into after the Restatement Effective Date with a counterparty that is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender at the time such Hedging Agreement is entered into (any such Person, a “Hedge Bank”); provided that any Hedging Agreement may at any time be designated in writing by the Borrower and the applicable Hedge Bank to the Administrative Agent not to be included as Secured Hedging Obligations. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the case of any Excluded Swap Guarantor, “Secured Hedging Obligations” shall not include Excluded Swap Obligations of such Excluded Swap Guarantor.
Secured LC Facility” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of “Secured LC Provider”.
Secured LC Obligations” means obligations owing by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to any Secured LC Provider in respect of any letter of credit facility permitted under Section 6.01(v).
Secured LC Provider” means any Person that is party to a letter of credit facility permitted under Section 6.01(v) (any such letter of credit facility, a “Secured LC Facility”) with the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary that entered into such letter of credit facility while such Person was, or before such Person became, a Lender or Affiliate of a Lender, as the case may be; provided that if such Person at any time ceases to be a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender, as the case may be, (other than as a result of a payment in full of the Loan Document Obligations) such Person shall remain a Secured LC Provider for three-hundred sixty-five (365) days after such time (and after three-hundred sixty-five (365) days after such time, such Person shall no longer be a Secured LC Provider).
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Secured Parties” means, collectively, (a) the Lenders, (b) the Administrative Agent, (c) each Issuing Bank, (d) each provider of Cash Management Services the obligations under which constitute Secured Cash Management Obligations, (e) each counterparty to any Hedging Agreement the obligations under which constitute Secured Hedging Obligations, (f) each Supply Chain Bank that is a party to any Secured Supply Chain Financing, (g) each Secured LC Provider and (h) the successors and assigns of each of the foregoing.
Secured Supply Chain Financing” shall mean any Supply Chain Financing that is entered into by and between the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary and any Supply Chain Bank, including any such Supply Chain Financing that is in effect on the Restatement Effective Date, provided that (a) the Borrower and the applicable Supply Chain Bank shall have designated such Supply Chain Financing as a Secured Supply Chain Financing in writing delivered to the Administrative Agent in substantially the form of Exhibit F (other than with respect to any Supply Chain Financings where the Administrative Agent or an Affiliate thereof is the Supply Chain Bank), (b) Secured Supply Chain Financing Obligations in respect of Secured Supply Chain Financings shall not exceed the greater of (x) $125,000,000 and (y) 3.50% of Consolidated Total Assets as of the last day of the Test Period most recently ended prior to entering into such Supply Chain Financing and (c) any trade payables under any Secured Supply Chain Financing shall become payable within 120 days from issuance thereof.
Secured Supply Chain Financing Obligations” means all obligations of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries in respect of any Secured Supply Chain Financing.
Securities Act” means the United States Securities Act of 1933.
Security Documents” means the Collateral Agreement, the Mortgages and each other security agreement, pledge agreement or other instrument or document executed and delivered pursuant to any of the foregoing, the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement, the Existing Credit Agreement or pursuant to Section 5.13 to secure any of the Obligations.
SOFR” means a rate equal to the secured overnight financing rate as administered by the SOFR Administrator.
SOFR Administrator” means the NYFRB (or a successor administrator of the secured overnight financing rate).
SOFR Administrator’s Website” means the NYFRB’s website, 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 Determination Date” has the meaning as set forth in the definition of “Daily Simple SOFR”.
SOFR Rate Day” has the meaning as set forth in the definition of “Daily Simple SOFR”.
SONIA” means, with respect to any RFR Business Day, a rate per annum equal to the Sterling Overnight Index Average for such RFR Business Day published by the SONIA Administrator on the SONIA Administrator’s Website on the immediately succeeding RFR Business Day.
SONIA Administrator” means the Bank of England (or any successor administrator of the Sterling Overnight Index Average).
SONIA Administrator’s Website” means the Bank of England’s website, currently at http://www.bankofengland.co.uk, or any successor source for the Sterling Overnight Index Average identified as such by the SONIA Administrator from time to time.
SONIA Rate Day”: has the meaning as set forth in the definition of “Daily Simple SONIA”.
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Specified Asset Sale Percentage” means, with respect to any Prepayment Event described in clause (a) or clause (b) of the definition of the term “Prepayment Event”, (a) if the First Lien Leverage Ratio as of the last day of the Test Period most recently ended prior to such Prepayment Event is greater than 1.50 to 1.00, 100%, (b) if the First Lien Leverage Ratio as of the last day of the Test Period most recently ended prior to such Prepayment Event is greater than 1.00 to 1.00 but less than or equal to 1.50 to 1.00, 50%, and (c) if the First Lien Leverage Ratio as of the last day of the Test Period most recently ended prior to such Prepayment Event is less than or equal to 1.00 to 1.00, 0%.
Specified ECF Percentage” means, with respect to any fiscal year of the Borrower, (a) if the Total Leverage Ratio as of the last day of such fiscal year is greater than 2.50 to 1.00, 50%, (b) if the Total Leverage Ratio as of the last day of such fiscal year is greater than 2.00 to 1.00 but less than or equal to 2.50 to 1.00, 25%, and (c) if the Total Leverage Ratio as of the last day of such fiscal year is less than or equal to 2.00 to 1.00, 0%.
Specified LC Sublimit” means, (i) with respect to JPMCB, $15,000,000, (ii) with respect to Bank of America, N.A., $15,000,000, (iii) with respect to HSBC Bank USA, N.A., $15,000,000, (iv) with respect to Mizuho Bank, Ltd., $15,000,000, (v) with respect to U.S. Bank National Association, $15,000,000, (vi) with respect to Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, $15,000,000, (vii) with respect to Citibank, N.A., $10,000,000 and (viii) with respect to any Person who becomes an Issuing Bank after the Restatement Effective Date, such amount agreed to by such Issuing Bank, in each case, or such greater amount as agreed to by such Issuing Bank in its sole discretion.
Spin-Off Documents” means the Distribution Agreement, the Transition Services Agreement, the Tax Matters Agreement and the Employee Matters Agreement, together with any other material agreements, instruments or other documents entered into in connection with any of the foregoing.
Statutory Reserve Rate” means a fraction (expressed as a decimal), the numerator of which is the number one and the denominator of which is the number one minus the aggregate of the maximum reserve percentage (including any marginal, special, emergency or supplemental reserves) expressed as a decimal established by the Federal Reserve Board to which the Administrative Agent is subject with respect to the Adjusted EURIBOR Rate or Adjusted CDOR Rate, as applicable, for eurocurrency funding (currently referred to as “Eurocurrency liabilities” in Regulation D) 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. Such reserve percentage shall include those imposed pursuant to Regulation D. Term Benchmark Loans shall be deemed to constitute eurocurrency funding and to be subject to such reserve requirements without benefit of or credit for proration, exemptions or offsets that may be available from time to time to any Lender under Regulation D or any comparable regulation. The Statutory Reserve Rate shall be adjusted automatically on and as of the effective date of any change in any reserve percentage.
subsidiary” means, with respect to any Person (the “parent”) at any date, any corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association or other business entity of which a majority of the shares or securities or other interests having ordinary voting power for the election of directors or other governing body (other than securities or interests having such power only by reason of the happening of a contingency) are at the time beneficially owned, or the management of which is otherwise controlled, directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, by such Person.
Subsidiary” means any subsidiary of the Borrower.
Successor Borrower” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.03(a).
Supplemental Perfection Certificate” means a certificate in the form of Exhibit E or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent and each supplemental perfection certificate delivered pursuant to the Existing Credit Agreement or the Collateral Agreement prior to the Restatement Effective Date.
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Supply Chain Bank” means any person that (i), at the time it enters into a Supply Chain Financing (or on the Restatement Effective Date), is the Administrative Agent, an Arranger, a Lender or an Affiliate of any such person, in each case, in its capacity as a party to such Supply Chain Financing and (ii) any Supply Chain Bank Purchaser.
Supply Chain Bank Purchaser” means any subsequent purchaser of any trade payables that had been initially acquired by a Person that was a Supply Chain Bank pursuant clause (i) of the definition thereof pursuant to a Secured Supply Chain Financing; provided that such subsequent purchaser is designated as such in writing delivered to the Administrative Agent in substantially the form of Exhibit F.
Supply Chain Financing” means any agreement under which any bank, financial institution or other person may from time to time provide any financial accommodation to any of the Borrower or any Subsidiary in connection with trade payables of the Borrower or any Subsidiary (including the acquisition of the receivables corresponding to such trade payables pursuant to “supply chain” or other similar financing), so long as (i) other than in the case of Secured Supply Chain Financing Obligations, such Indebtedness is unsecured, (ii) the terms of such trade payables shall not have been extended in connection with the Supply Chain Financing and (iii) such Indebtedness represents amounts not in excess of those which the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries would otherwise have been obligated to pay to its vendor or supplier in respect of the applicable trade payables.
Sustainability Assurance Provider” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.24.
Sustainability Structuring Agent” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.24.
Sustainability Table” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.24.
Swap Obligations” means, with respect to the Borrower or any Guarantor, an obligation to pay or perform under any agreement, contract or transaction that constitutes a “swap” within the meaning of § 1a(47) of the Commodity Exchange Act.
Syndication Agents” means, BofA Securities, Inc., HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., U.S. Bank National Association, and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association.
TARGET Day” means any day on which TARGET2 (or, if such payment system ceases to be operative, such other payment system, if any, determined by the Administrative Agent to be a suitable replacement) is open for the settlement of payments in Euro.
TARGET2” means the Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross Settlement Express Transfer payment system which utilizes a single shared platform and which was launched on November 19, 2007.
Tax Matters Agreement” means the Tax Matters Agreement between Dover and the Borrower, dated the Effective Date.
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, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.
Term B-1 Commitment” means, with respect to each Lender, the commitment, if any, of such Lender to make a Term B-1 Loan hereunder on the Restatement Effective Date, expressed as an amount representing the principal amount of the Term B-1 Loan to be made by such Lender hereunder, as such commitment may be (a) reduced from time to time pursuant to Section 2.08 and (b) reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to assignments by or to such Lender pursuant to Section 9.04. The initial amount of each Lender’s Term B-1 Commitment is set forth on Schedule 2.01 or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such
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Lender shall have assumed its Term B-1 Commitment, as applicable. The initial aggregate amount of the Lenders’ Term B-1 Commitments is $140,000,000.
Term B-1 Lender” means a Lender with a Term B-1 Commitment, Additional Term B-1 Commitment or an outstanding Term B-1 Loan.
Term B-1 Loan” means a Loan made pursuant to clause (a) and clause (b) of Section 2.01.
Term B-1 Maturity Date” means the date that is seven years after the Restatement Effective Date, as the same may be extended pursuant to Section 2.22.
Term Benchmark” when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such borrowing, are bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate, the Adjusted EURIBOR Rate or the Adjusted CDOR Rate.
Term Borrowing” means Term Loans of the same Class, Type and currency, made, converted or continued on the same date and as to which a single Interest Period is in effect.
Term Commitments” means, collectively, the Term B-1 Commitments, the Additional Term B-1 Commitments and any commitments to make Incremental Term Loans.
Term Lenders” means, collectively, the Term B-1 Lenders and any Lenders with an outstanding Incremental Term Loan or a Commitment to make an Incremental Term Loan.
Term Loans” means, collectively, the Term B-1 Loans and any Incremental Term Loans.
Term Note” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.09(c).
Term SOFR Determination Day” has the meaning as set forth in the definition of “Term SOFR Reference Rate.”
Term SOFR Rate” means, with respect to any Term Benchmark Loan denominated in dollars and for any tenor comparable to the applicable Interest Period, the Term SOFR Reference Rate at approximately 5:00 a.m., Chicago time, two U.S. Government Securities Business Days prior to the commencement of such tenor comparable to the applicable Interest Period, as such rate is published by the CME Term SOFR Administrator.
Term SOFR Reference Rate” means, for any day and time (such day, the “Term SOFR Determination Day”), with respect to any Term Benchmark Loan denominated in dollars and for any tenor comparable to the applicable Interest Period, the rate per annum determined by the Administrative Agent as the forward-looking term rate based on SOFR. If by 5:00 pm (New York City time) on such Term SOFR Determination Day, the “Term SOFR Reference Rate” for the applicable tenor has not been published by the CME Term SOFR Administrator and a Benchmark Replacement Date with respect to the Term SOFR Rate has not occurred, then the Term SOFR Reference Rate for such Term SOFR Determination Day will be the Term SOFR Reference Rate as published in respect of the first preceding U.S. Government Securities Business Day for which such Term SOFR Reference Rate was published by the CME Term SOFR Administrator, so long as such first preceding Business Day is not more than five (5) Business Days prior to such Term SOFR Determination Day.
Test Period” means on any date of determination, the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of the Borrower (in each case taken as one accounting period) most recently ended on or prior to such date for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or Section 5.01(b).
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Total Leverage Ratio” means, as of the last day of any fiscal quarter, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Net Debt as of such date to (b) Consolidated EBITDA for the four consecutive fiscal quarters of the Borrower ended on such date.
Total Revolving Commitments” means, at any time, the sum of the Revolving Commitments of all the Revolving Lenders at such time.
Total Revolving Exposure” means, at any time, the sum of the Revolving Exposures of all the Revolving Lenders at such time.
Transaction Costs” means all fees, costs and expenses incurred or payable by the Borrower or any Subsidiary in connection with the Transactions.
Transactions” means, collectively, (a) the execution, delivery and performance by each Loan Party of the Loan Documents (including this Agreement) to which it is to be a party, the borrowing of Loans, the use of the proceeds thereof and the issuance of Letters of Credit hereunder, (b) the payment of the Transaction Costs and (c) the repayment in full of the Initial Term Loans and Indebtedness under (i) the Existing ChampionX Credit Agreement and (ii) the Existing Senior Secured Notes.
Transferred Receivables Assets” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of “Collateral”.
Transition Services Agreement” means the Transition Services Agreement between Dover and the Borrower, dated the Effective Date.
Type,” when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are Term Benchmark Loans, ABR Loans or RFR Loans.
UCP” means the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits, International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) Publication No. 600 (or such later version thereof as may be in effect at the time of issuance).
UK Financial Institution” means any BRRD Undertaking (as such term is defined under the PRA Rulebook (as amended form time to time) promulgated by the United Kingdom Prudential Regulation Authority) or any person 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.
Unrestricted Subsidiaries” means (a) any Subsidiary that is formed or acquired after the Effective Date and is designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary by the Borrower pursuant to Section 5.16 subsequent to the Effective Date and (b) any Subsidiary of an Unrestricted Subsidiary. As of the Restatement Effective Date, ChampionX Middle East Services LLC is designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary.
Unrestricted Subsidiary Reconciliation Statement” means, with respect to any consolidated balance sheet or statement of operations, cash flows or stockholders’ equity of the Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries, such financial statement (in substantially the same form) prepared on the basis of consolidating the accounts of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries and treating Unrestricted Subsidiaries as if they
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were not consolidated and otherwise eliminating all accounts of Unrestricted Subsidiaries, together with an explanation of reconciliation adjustments in reasonable detail.
USA PATRIOT Act” means the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.
U.S.” means the United States of America.
U.S. Government Securities Business Day” means any day except for (i) a Saturday, (ii) a Sunday or (iii) 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 a “United States person” within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.
U.S. Restricted Subsidiary” means any Restricted Subsidiary that is a Domestic Subsidiary.
U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.17(e)(ii)(B)(3).
Voting Equity Interests” of any Person means the Equity Interests of such Person ordinarily having the power to vote for the election of the directors of such Person.
Weighted Average Yield” means, with respect to any Loan, the weighted average yield to stated maturity of such Loan based on the interest rate or rates applicable thereto and giving effect to all upfront or similar fees or original issue discount payable to the Lenders advancing such Loan with respect thereto and to any interest rate “floor,” but excluding any customary arrangement, commitment, structuring and underwriting fees paid or payable to the arrangers (or similar titles) or their affiliates, in each case in their capacities as such, in connection with such Loans and that are not shared with all Lenders providing the applicable Incremental Extension of Credit; provided that (a) for purposes of calculating the Weighted Average Yield for any Incremental Term Loan, original issue discount and upfront fees shall be equated to interest based on an assumed four-year life to maturity (or, if shorter in respect of such Incremental Extension of Credit, the actual life to maturity of such Incremental Extension of Credit) and (b) with respect to the calculation of the Weighted Average Yield of the Term B-1 Loans in connection with any Incremental Term Loans, (i) to the extent that the Reference Rate on the effective date of such Incremental Term Loans is less than 0.50% per annum, then the amount of such difference shall be deemed to be added to the Weighted Average Yield for the Term B-1 Loans solely for the purpose of determining whether an increase in the interest rate for the Term B-1 Loans shall be required pursuant to Section 2.21(b) and (ii) to the extent that the Reference Rate on the effective date of such Incremental Term Loans is less than the interest rate floor, if any, applicable to such Incremental Term Loans, then the amount of such difference shall be deemed to be added to the Weighted Average Yield of such Incremental Term Loans solely for the purpose of determining whether an increase in the interest rate for the Term B-1 Loans shall be required pursuant to Section 2.21(b). For purposes of determining the Weighted Average Yield of any floating rate Indebtedness at any time, the rate of interest applicable to such Indebtedness at such time shall be assumed to be the rate applicable to such Indebtedness at all times prior to maturity; provided that appropriate adjustments shall be made for any changes in rates of interest provided for in the documents governing such Indebtedness (other than those resulting from fluctuations in interbank offered rates, prime rates, Federal funds rates or other external indices not influenced by the financial performance or creditworthiness of the Borrower or any Subsidiary).
wholly owned Subsidiary” means, with respect to any Person at any date, a Subsidiary of such Person of which securities or other ownership interests representing 100% of the Equity Interests (other than directors’ qualifying shares) are, as of such date, owned, controlled or held by such Person or one or more wholly owned Subsidiaries of such Person or by such Person and one or more wholly owned Subsidiaries of such Person.
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Withdrawal Liability” means liability to a Multiemployer Plan as a result of a complete or partial withdrawal from such Multiemployer Plan, as such terms are defined in Part I of Subtitle E of Title IV of ERISA.
Withholding Agent” means any Loan Party, the Administrative Agent and any other applicable withholding agent.
Write-Down and Conversion Powers” means, (a) with respect to any EEA Resolution Authority, the write-down and conversion powers of such EEA Resolution Authority from time to time under the Bail-In Legislation for the applicable EEA Member Country, which write-down and conversion powers are described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule, and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, any powers of the applicable Resolution Authority under the Bail-In Legislation to cancel, reduce, modify or change the form of a liability of any UK Financial Institution or any contract or instrument under which that liability arises, to convert all or part of that liability into shares, securities or obligations of that person or any other person, to provide that any such contract or instrument is to have effect as if a right had been exercised under it or to suspend any obligation in respect of that liability or any of the powers under that Bail-In Legislation that are related to or ancillary to any of those powers.
SECTION 1.02.Classification of Loans and Borrowings. For purposes of this Agreement, Loans may be classified and referred to by Class (e.g., a “Revolving Loan”) or by Type (e.g., a “Term Benchmark Loan” or “RFR Loan”) or by Class and Type (e.g., a “Term Benchmark Revolving Loan”). Borrowings also may be classified and referred to by Class (e.g., a “Revolving Borrowing”) or by Type (e.g., a “Term Benchmark Borrowing”) or by Class and Type (e.g., a “Term Benchmark Revolving Borrowing”).
SECTION 1.03.Terms Generally. The definitions of terms herein shall apply equally to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined. Whenever the context may require, any pronoun shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms. The words “include,” “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation.” The word “will” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word “shall.” Unless the context requires otherwise or except as expressly provided herein, (a) any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document herein shall be construed as referring to such agreement, instrument or other document as from time to time amended, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified (subject to any restrictions on such amendments, supplements or modifications set forth in the Loan Documents), (b) any definition of or reference to any statute, rule or regulation shall be construed as referring thereto as from time to time amended, supplemented or otherwise modified (including by succession of comparable successor laws), unless otherwise expressly stated to the contrary, (c) any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s successors and assigns, (d) the words “herein,” “hereof” and “hereunder,” and words of similar import, shall be construed to refer to this Agreement in its entirety and not to any particular provision hereof, (e) all references herein to Articles, Sections, Exhibits and Schedules shall be construed to refer to Articles and Sections of, and Exhibits and Schedules to, this Agreement, (f) the words “asset” and “property” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect and to refer to any and all tangible and intangible assets and properties, including cash, securities, accounts and contract rights.
For purposes of determining compliance at any time with Sections 6.01, 6.02, 6.04, 6.05, 6.08, 6.09 and 6.10, in the event that any Indebtedness, Lien, Investment, asset sale, Restricted Payment, payment of junior Indebtedness, Affiliate transaction and/or contractual restriction, as applicable, meets the criteria of more than one of the categories of transactions or items permitted pursuant to any clause of such Sections 6.01 (other than Sections 6.01(a), (n), (o) and (p)), 6.02 (other than Sections 6.02(a) and (i)), 6.04, 6.05, 6.08, 6.09 and 6.10 the Borrower, in its sole discretion, may, from time to time, classify or reclassify such transaction or item (or portion thereof) and will only be required to include the amount and type of such transaction (or portion thereof) in any one category.
It is understood and agreed that any Indebtedness, Lien, Investment, asset sale, Restricted Payment, payment of junior Indebtedness, Affiliate transaction and/or contractual restriction need not be permitted solely
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by reference to one category of permitted Indebtedness, Lien, Investment, asset sale, Restricted Payment, payment of junior Indebtedness, Affiliate transaction and/or contractual restriction under Sections 6.01, 6.02, 6.04, 6.05, 6.08, 6.09 or 6.10, respectively, but may instead be permitted in part under any combination thereof.
SECTION 1.04.Accounting Terms; GAAP. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all terms of an accounting or financial nature shall be construed in accordance with GAAP, as in effect from time to time; provided that (i) if the Borrower notifies the Administrative Agent that the Borrower requests an amendment to any provision (including any definition) hereof to eliminate the effect of any change occurring after the Effective Date in GAAP or in the application thereof on the operation of such provision (or if the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower that the Required Lenders request an amendment to any provision hereof for such purpose), regardless of whether any such notice is given before or after such change in GAAP or in the application thereof, then such provision shall be interpreted on the basis of GAAP as in effect and applied immediately before such change shall have become effective until such notice shall have been withdrawn or such provision amended in accordance herewith, (ii) notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, all terms of an accounting or financial nature used herein shall be construed, and all computations of amounts and ratios referred to herein shall be made, without giving effect to any election under Statement of Financial Accounting Standards 159, The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities, or any successor thereto (including pursuant to Accounting Standard Codifications), to value any Indebtedness of the Borrower or any Subsidiary at “fair value,” as defined therein and (iii) notwithstanding any change in GAAP after the Effective Date which would have the effect of treating any lease properly accounted for as an operating lease prior to such accounting change as a capital lease after giving effect to any such accounting change, for all purposes of calculating Indebtedness for any purpose under this Agreement, the Loan Parties shall continue to make such determinations and calculations with respect to all leases (whether then in existence or thereafter entered into) in accordance with GAAP (as it relates to such issue) as in effect prior to such change and consistent with their past practices.
SECTION 1.05.Pro Forma Calculations. With respect to any period during which (a) any acquisition permitted by this Agreement or (b) any sale, transfer or other disposition of (i) any Equity Interests in a Subsidiary or (ii) all or substantially all the assets of a Subsidiary or division or line of business of a Subsidiary outside the ordinary course of business, occurs, for purposes of determining compliance with the covenants contained in Sections 6.04(t), 6.08(a)(vi), 6.12 and 6.13 or otherwise for purposes of determining the Total Leverage Ratio, Consolidated Interest Expense, First Lien Leverage Ratio and Consolidated EBITDA, calculations with respect to such period shall be made on a Pro Forma Basis.
SECTION 1.06.Exchange Rates; Currency Equivalents.
(a)The Administrative Agent or the Issuing Bank, as applicable, shall determine the Dollar Equivalent amounts of Term Benchmark Loans or Letter of Credit extensions denominated in Alternative Currencies. Such Dollar Equivalent shall become effective as of the latest Calculation Date and shall be the Dollar Equivalent of such amounts until the next Calculation Date to occur. Except for purposes of financial statements delivered by the Borrower hereunder or calculating financial covenants hereunder or except as otherwise provided herein, the applicable amount of any Agreed Currency (other than Dollars) for purposes of the Loan Documents shall be such Dollar Equivalent amount as so determined by the Administrative Agent or the Issuing Bank, as applicable.
(b)Solely for purposes of Article II and related definitional provisions to the extent used therein, the applicable amount of any currency (other than dollars) for purposes of the Loan Documents shall be such Dollar Equivalent amount as determined by the Administrative Agent and notified to the applicable Issuing Bank and the Borrower in accordance with Section 1.06(a). If any basket is exceeded solely as a result of fluctuations in the applicable Exchange Rate after the last time such basket was utilized, such basket will not be deemed to have been exceeded solely as a result of such fluctuations in the applicable Exchange Rate. Amounts denominated in an Alternative Currency will be converted to dollars for the purposes of (A) testing the financial covenants under Sections 6.12 and 6.13, at the Exchange Rate as of the last day of the fiscal
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quarter for which such measurement is being made, and (B) calculating the Interest Coverage Ratio and the Total Leverage Ratio (other than for purposes of determining compliance with Sections 6.12 and 6.13), at the Exchange Rate as of the date of calculation, and will, in the case of Indebtedness, reflect the currency translation effects, determined in accordance with GAAP, of Hedging Agreements permitted hereunder for currency exchange risks with respect to the applicable currency in effect on the date of determination of the Dollar Equivalent of such Indebtedness.
(c)For purposes of Section 6.01, the amount of any Indebtedness denominated in any currency other than dollars shall be calculated based on the applicable Exchange Rate, in the case of such Indebtedness incurred or committed, on the date that such Indebtedness was incurred or committed, as applicable; provided that if such Indebtedness is incurred to refinance other Indebtedness denominated in a currency other than dollars, and such refinancing would cause the applicable dollar-denominated restriction to be exceeded if calculated at the applicable Exchange Rate on the date of such refinancing, such dollar-denominated restrictions shall be deemed not to have been exceeded so long as the principal amount of such Refinancing Indebtedness does not exceed the sum of (i) the outstanding or committed principal amount, as applicable, of such Indebtedness being refinanced plus (ii) the aggregate amount of fees, underwriting discounts, premiums and other costs and expenses incurred in connection with such refinancing.
(d)For purposes of Sections 6.02, 6.04, 6.05 and 6.08, the amount of any Liens, investments, asset sales and Restricted Payments, as applicable, denominated in any currency other than dollars shall be calculated based on the applicable Exchange Rate.
(e)Wherever in this Agreement in connection with a borrowing, conversion, continuation or prepayment of a Term Benchmark Loan or an RFR Loan or the issuance, amendment or extension of a Letter of Credit, an amount, such as a required minimum or multiple amount, is expressed in dollars, but such Borrowing, Loan or Letter of Credit is denominated in an Alternative Currency, such amount shall be the Dollar Equivalent of such amount (rounded to the nearest unit of such Alternative Currency, with 0.5 of a unit being rounded upward), as determined by the Administrative Agent or the Issuing Bank, as the case may be.
SECTION 1.07.Divisions. For all purposes under the Loan Documents, in connection with any division or plan of division under the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act: (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 and acquired on the first date of its existence by the holders of its Equity Interests at such time.
SECTION 1.08.Interest Rates; Benchmark Notification. The interest rate on a Loan denominated in dollars or an Alternative Currency may be derived from an interest rate benchmark that may be discontinued or is, or may in the future become, the subject of regulatory reform. Upon the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event, Section 2.14(b) provides a mechanism for determining an alternative rate of interest. The Administrative Agent does not warrant or accept any responsibility for, and shall not have any liability with respect to, the administration, submission, performance or any other matter related to any interest rate used in this Agreement, or with respect to any alternative or successor rate thereto, or replacement rate thereof, including without limitation, whether the composition or characteristics of any such alternative, successor or replacement reference rate will be similar to, or produce the same value or economic equivalence of, the existing interest rate being replaced or have the same volume or liquidity as did any existing interest rate prior to its discontinuance or unavailability. The Administrative Agent and its affiliates and/or other related entities may engage in transactions that affect the calculation of any interest rate used in this Agreement or any alternative, successor or alternative rate (including any Benchmark Replacement) and/or any relevant adjustments thereto, in each case, in a manner adverse to the Borrower. The Administrative Agent may select information sources or services in its reasonable discretion to ascertain any interest rate used in this Agreement, any component thereof, or rates referenced 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,
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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.
ARTICLE II

The Credits
SECTION 2.01    Commitments. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Lender agrees (a) to make a Term B-1 Loan denominated in dollars to the Borrower on the Restatement Effective Date in a principal amount equal to its Term B-1 Commitment, (b) to make a Term B-1 Loan denominated in dollars to the Borrower on the Restatement Effective Date in a principal amount equal to its Additional Term B-1 Commitment and (c) to make Revolving Loans denominated in dollars or in any Alternative Currency to the Borrower from time to time, in each case during the Revolving Availability Period, in an aggregate principal amount that will not result in such Lender’s Revolving Exposure exceeding such Lender’s Revolving Commitment. Within the foregoing limits and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Borrower may borrow, prepay and reborrow Revolving Loans. Amounts repaid or prepaid in respect of Term Loans may not be reborrowed.
SECTION 2.02    Loans and Borrowings.
(a)Each Loan shall be made as part of a Borrowing consisting of Loans of the same Class and Type made by the Lenders ratably in accordance with their respective Commitments of the applicable Class. The failure of any Lender to make any Loan required to be made by it shall not relieve any other Lender of its obligations hereunder; provided that the Commitments of the Lenders are several and no Lender shall be responsible for any other Lender’s failure to make Loans as required.
(b)Subject to Section 2.16, (i) each Borrowing denominated in dollars shall be comprised entirely of ABR Loans or Term Benchmark Loans as the Borrower may request in accordance herewith and (ii) each Borrowing denominated in any Alternative Currency shall be comprised entirely of Term Benchmark Loans or RFR Loans. Each Lender at its option may make any Loan by causing any domestic or foreign branch or Affiliate of such Lender to make such Loan; provided that any exercise of such option shall not affect the obligation of the Borrower to repay such Loan in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
(c)At the commencement of each Interest Period for any Term Benchmark Borrowing, such Borrowing shall be in an aggregate amount that is an integral multiple of the Borrowing Multiple and not less than the Borrowing Minimum; provided that a Term Benchmark Borrowing that results from a continuation of an outstanding Term Benchmark Borrowing may be in an aggregate amount that is equal to such outstanding Borrowing. At the time that each ABR Borrowing is made, such Borrowing shall be in an aggregate amount that is an integral multiple of $100,000 and not less than the Borrowing Minimum. Borrowings of more than one Type and Class may be outstanding at the same time; provided that there shall not be more than a total of 10 Term Benchmark Borrowings in the aggregate at any time outstanding. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, an ABR Revolving Borrowing may be in an aggregate amount that is equal to the entire unused balance of the Revolving Commitment or that is required to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement as contemplated by Section 2.05(e).
SECTION 2.03    Requests for Borrowings. To request a Revolving Borrowing or Term Borrowing, the Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent of such request by telephone, facsimile, or other electronic imaging (a) in the case of a Term Benchmark Borrowing denominated in dollars, Euros or Canadian Dollars, not later than 12:00 p.m., New York City time, three Business Days before the date of the proposed Borrowing, (b) in the case of an RFR Borrowing denominated in Pounds Sterling, not later than 11:00 a.m., New York City time, five RFR Business Days before the date of the proposed Borrowing or (c) in the case of an ABR Borrowing, not later than 1:00 p.m., New York City time, on the date of the proposed Borrowing; provided, that no such notice shall be required for any deemed request of an ABR Revolving Borrowing to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement denominated in dollars as contemplated by Section 2.05(e).
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Each Borrowing Request shall be irrevocable, and in the case of a telephonic request shall be confirmed promptly by hand delivery, facsimile or other electronic imaging to the Administrative Agent of a written Borrowing Request signed by the Borrower. Each such telephonic and written Borrowing Request shall specify the following information (to the extent applicable, in compliance with Sections 2.01 and 2.02):
(i)whether the requested Borrowing is to be a Revolving Borrowing, a Term Borrowing or a Borrowing of any Incremental Term Loan;
(ii)the currency and the aggregate amount of such Borrowing;
(iii)the requested date of such Borrowing, which shall be a Business Day;
(iv)whether such Borrowing is to be an ABR Borrowing, RFR Borrowing or a Term Benchmark Borrowing;
(v)in the case of a Term Benchmark Borrowing, the initial Interest Period to be applicable thereto, which shall be a period contemplated by the definition of the term “Interest Period”;
(vi)the location and number of the Borrower’s account to which funds are to be disbursed, which shall comply with the requirements of Section 2.06(a), or, if the Borrowing is being requested to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement denominated in dollars in accordance with Section 2.05(e), the identity of the Issuing Bank that made such LC Disbursement; and
(vii)that as of the requested date of such Borrowing, the conditions set forth in Sections 4.02(a) and 4.02(b) will be satisfied.
If no election as to the Type of Borrowing is specified, other than with respect to Borrowings denominated in an Alternative Currency, then the requested Borrowing shall be an ABR Borrowing. If no Interest Period is specified with respect to any requested Term Benchmark Borrowing, then the Borrower shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month’s duration. If no currency is specified with respect to any requested Revolving Loan, the Borrower shall be deemed to have selected dollars. Promptly following receipt of a Borrowing Request in accordance with this Section, the Administrative Agent shall advise each Lender of the applicable Class of the details thereof and of the amount of such Lender’s Loan to be made as part of the requested Borrowing.
SECTION 2.04    [Reserved].
SECTION 2.05    Letters of Credit.
(a)General. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Borrower may request the issuance of Letters of Credit for its own account (or for the account of any Subsidiary so long as the Borrower is a joint and several co-applicant in respect of such Letter of Credit), denominated in dollars or in an Alternative Currency and in a form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the applicable Issuing Bank, at any time and from time to time during the Revolving Availability Period. Notwithstanding anything contained in any letter of credit application or other agreement (other than this Agreement or any Security Document) submitted by the Borrower to, or entered into the Borrower with, any Issuing Bank relating to any Letter of Credit, (i) all provisions of such letter of credit application or other agreement purporting to grant Liens in favor of such Issuing Bank to secure obligations in respect of such Letter of Credit shall be disregarded, it being agreed that such obligations shall be secured to the extent provided in this Agreement and in the Security Documents, (ii) in the event of any inconsistency between the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the terms and conditions of such letter of credit application or such other agreement, as applicable, the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall control, and (iii) an Issuing Bank
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shall be under no obligation to issue any Letter of Credit if the issuance of such Letter of Credit would violate (x) any Requirement of Law or (y) such Issuing Bank’s internal policies.
(b)Notice of Issuance, Amendment, Renewal, Extension; Certain Conditions. To request the issuance of a Letter of Credit or the amendment, renewal or extension of an outstanding Letter of Credit (other than any automatic renewal permitted pursuant to paragraph (c) of this Section), the Borrower shall hand deliver or fax (or transmit by electronic communication, if arrangements for doing so have been approved by such Issuing Bank) to the applicable Issuing Bank and the Administrative Agent (reasonably in advance of the requested date of issuance, amendment, renewal or extension but in any event no less than three Business Days) a notice requesting the issuance of a Letter of Credit, or identifying the Letter of Credit to be amended, renewed or extended, and specifying the requested date of issuance, amendment, renewal or extension (which shall be a Business Day), the date on which such Letter of Credit is to expire (which shall comply with paragraph (c) of this Section), the currency and amount of such Letter of Credit, the name and address of the beneficiary thereof and such other information as shall be requested by the applicable Issuing Bank as necessary to enable the such Issuing Bank to prepare, amend, renew or extend such Letter of Credit. If requested by the applicable Issuing Bank, the Borrower also shall submit a letter of credit application on such Issuing Bank’s standard form in connection with any request for a Letter of Credit. A Letter of Credit shall be issued, amended, renewed or extended only if (and upon issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit the Borrower shall be deemed to represent and warrant that), after giving effect to such issuance, amendment, renewal or extension, (i) the LC Exposure shall not exceed $100,000,000, (ii) the Total Revolving Exposure shall not exceed the Total Revolving Commitments, (iii) the aggregate amount of Letters of Credit issued by any Issuing Bank shall not exceed its Specified LC Sublimit and (iv) following the effectiveness of any Maturity Date Extension Request (as hereafter defined) with respect to the Revolving Commitments, the LC Exposure in respect of all Letters of Credit having an expiration date after the second Business Day prior to the applicable Existing Maturity Date shall not exceed the aggregate Revolving Commitments of the Consenting Lenders extended pursuant to Section 2.22. Each Issuing Bank agrees that it shall not permit any issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of a Letter of Credit to occur unless it shall have given to the Administrative Agent written notice thereof as required under paragraph (l) of this Section. Notwithstanding anything else to the contrary in this Agreement, Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch shall only be required to issue standby Letters of Credit.
(c)Expiration Date. Each Letter of Credit shall expire at or prior to the close of business on the earlier of (i) the date that is one year after the date of the issuance of such Letter of Credit (or, in the case of any renewal or extension thereof, one year after such renewal or extension) and (ii) the date that is five Business Days prior to the Revolving Maturity Date; provided, however, that (x) any Letter of Credit may, upon the request of the Borrower, include a provision whereby such Letter of Credit shall be renewed automatically for additional consecutive periods of one year or less (but not beyond the date that is five Business Days prior to the Revolving Maturity Date unless such Letter of Credit is cash collateralized or backstopped pursuant to arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the relevant Issuing Bank) unless the applicable Issuing Bank notifies the beneficiary thereof at least 30 days prior to the then-applicable expiration date that such Letter of Credit will not be renewed and (y) any Issuing Bank may agree to issue a Letter of Credit with expiry date beyond the date set forth in clause (i) in its sole discretion (but not beyond the date that is five Business Days prior to the Revolving Maturity Date unless such Letter of Credit is cash collateralized or backstopped pursuant to arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the relevant Issuing Bank). For the avoidance of doubt, if the Revolving Maturity Date in respect of any Revolving Commitments shall be extended pursuant to Section 2.22, “Revolving Maturity Date” as referenced in this paragraph shall refer to the Revolving Maturity Date in respect of the Revolving Commitments as extended pursuant to Section 2.22; provided that, notwithstanding anything in this Agreement (including Section 2.22 hereof) or any other Loan Document to the contrary, the Revolving Maturity Date, as such term is used in reference to any Issuing Bank or any Letter of Credit issued thereby, may not be extended with respect to any Issuing Bank without the prior written consent of such Issuing Bank.
(d)Participations. By the issuance of a Letter of Credit (or an amendment to a Letter of Credit increasing the amount thereof) and without any further action on the part of the applicable Issuing Bank or the
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Lenders, the Issuing Bank that is the issuer of such Letter of Credit hereby grants to each Revolving Lender, and each Revolving Lender hereby acquires from such Issuing Bank, a participation in such Letter of Credit equal to such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the aggregate amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit. In consideration and in furtherance of the foregoing, each Revolving Lender hereby absolutely and unconditionally agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the applicable Issuing Bank, such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Percentage of each LC Disbursement made by such Issuing Bank and not reimbursed by the Borrower on the date due as provided in paragraph (e) of this Section, or of any reimbursement payment required to be refunded to the Borrower for any reason. Each Revolving Lender acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to acquire participations pursuant to this paragraph in respect of Letters of Credit is absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including any amendment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit, the occurrence and continuance of a Default, any reduction or termination of the Revolving Commitments and any termination of this Agreement and the repayment of the Loan Document Obligations, and that each such payment shall be made without any offset, abatement, withholding or reduction whatsoever. Each Revolving Lender further acknowledges and agrees that, in issuing, amending, renewing or extending any Letter of Credit, the applicable Issuing Bank shall be entitled to rely, and shall not incur any liability for relying, upon the representation and warranty of the Borrower deemed made pursuant to Section 4.02 unless, at least one Business Day prior to the time such Letter of Credit is issued, amended, renewed or extended (or, in the case of an automatic renewal permitted pursuant to paragraph (c) of this Section, at least one Business Day prior to the time by which the election not to extend must be made by the applicable Issuing Bank), the Majority in Interest of the Revolving Lenders shall have notified the applicable Issuing Bank (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) in writing that, as a result of one or more events or circumstances described in such notice, one or more of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.02(a) or 4.02(b) would not be satisfied if such Letter of Credit were then issued, amended, renewed or extended (it being understood and agreed that, in the event any Issuing Bank shall have received any such notice, no Issuing Bank shall have any obligation to issue, amend, renew or extend any Letter of Credit until and unless it shall be satisfied that the events and circumstances described in such notice shall have been cured or otherwise shall have ceased to exist).
(e)Reimbursement. If an Issuing Bank shall make any LC Disbursement in respect of a Letter of Credit, then the Borrower shall reimburse such LC Disbursement by paying to the Administrative Agent an amount equal to such LC Disbursement not later than (i) if the Borrower shall have received notice of such LC Disbursement prior to 12:00 noon, Local Time, on any Business Day, then 5:00 p.m., Local Time, on such Business Day, or (ii) otherwise, 10:00 a.m., Local Time, on the Business Day immediately following the day that the Borrower receives such notice; provided that, unless the Borrower has notified the applicable Issuing Bank that it will reimburse such LC Disbursement by the required date and time, the Borrower shall, subject to the conditions to borrowing set forth herein, be deemed to have requested, and the Borrower does hereby request in such event that such payment be financed with an ABR Revolving Borrowing in an equivalent amount and, to the extent so financed, the Borrower’s obligation to make such payment shall be discharged and replaced by the resulting ABR Revolving Borrowing. In the case of any such reimbursement in dollars with respect to a Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency, the applicable Issuing Bank shall notify the Borrower of the Dollar Equivalent (or, with respect to a Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency under clause (b)(ii) of the definition thereof the dollar equivalent as determined below) of the amount of the draft so paid promptly following the determination thereof. If the Borrower fails to reimburse any LC Disbursement by the time specified above in this paragraph, then the Administrative Agent shall notify each Revolving Lender, as the case may be, of the applicable LC Disbursement, the currency and amount of the payment then due from the Borrower in respect (in the case of a Letter of Credit denominated in any currency other than dollars or an Alternative Currency under clause (a) of the definition thereof, such amount shall be expressed in dollars based on (i) if such LC Disbursement is made in dollars, the amount thereof and (ii) if such LC Disbursement is made in such Alternative Currency, the actual cost in dollars incurred by the applicable Issuing Bank to fund the LC Disbursement, in each case as notified to the Administrative Agent by the applicable Issuing Bank) thereof and such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Percentage thereof, as applicable. Promptly following receipt of such notice, each Revolving Lender shall pay to the Administrative Agent its Applicable Percentage of the amount then due from the Borrower in the applicable currency, in the same manner as provided in Section 2.06 with respect to Loans made by such
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Lender (and Section 2.06 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the payment obligations of the Revolving Lenders under this paragraph), and the Administrative Agent shall promptly remit to the applicable Issuing Bank the amounts so received by it from the applicable Revolving Lenders. Promptly following receipt by the Administrative Agent of any payment from the Borrower pursuant to this paragraph, the Administrative Agent shall distribute such payment to the applicable Issuing Bank or, to the extent that Revolving Lenders have made payments pursuant to this paragraph to reimburse such Issuing Bank, then to such Revolving Lenders and such Issuing Bank as their interests may appear. Any payment made by a Revolving Lender pursuant to this paragraph to reimburse an Issuing Bank for any LC Disbursement (other than the funding of an ABR Revolving Borrowing as contemplated above) shall not constitute a Loan and shall not relieve the Borrower of its obligation to reimburse such LC Disbursement.
(f)Obligations Absolute. The Borrower’s obligation to reimburse LC Disbursements as provided in paragraph (e) of this Section shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable, and shall be performed strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement under any and all circumstances whatsoever and irrespective of (i) any lack of validity or enforceability of any Letter of Credit or this Agreement, or any term or provision thereof or hereof, (ii) any draft or other document presented under a Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent or invalid in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect, (iii) payment by an Issuing Bank under a Letter of Credit against presentation of a draft or other document that does not comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit or (iv) any other event or circumstance whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing, that might, but for the provisions of this Section, constitute a legal or equitable discharge of, or provide a right of setoff against, the Borrower’s obligations hereunder. None of the Administrative Agent, the Lenders, the Issuing Banks or any of their Related Parties shall have any liability or responsibility by reason of or in connection with the issuance or transfer of any Letter of Credit, any payment or failure to make any payment thereunder (irrespective of any of the circumstances referred to in the preceding sentence), any error, omission, interruption, loss or delay in transmission or delivery of any draft, notice or other communication under or relating to any Letter of Credit (including any document required to make a drawing thereunder), any error in interpretation of technical terms or any consequence arising from causes beyond the control of the applicable Issuing Bank; provided that the foregoing shall not be construed to excuse any Issuing Bank from liability to the Borrower to the extent of any direct damages (as opposed to special, indirect, consequential or punitive damages, claims in respect of which are hereby waived by the Borrower to the extent permitted by applicable law) suffered by the Borrower that are caused by such Issuing Bank’s failure to exercise care when determining whether drafts and other documents presented under a Letter of Credit comply with the terms thereof. The parties hereto expressly agree that, in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct on the part of an Issuing Bank (as finally determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final and nonappealable judgment), such Issuing Bank shall be deemed to have exercised care in each such determination. In furtherance of the foregoing and without limiting the generality thereof, the parties agree that, with respect to documents presented that appear on their face to be in substantial compliance with the terms of a Letter of Credit, an Issuing Bank may, in its sole discretion, either accept and make payment upon such documents without responsibility for further investigation, regardless of any notice or information to the contrary, or refuse to accept and make payment upon such documents if such documents are not in strict compliance with the terms of such Letter of Credit, and any such acceptance or refusal shall be deemed not to constitute gross negligence or willful misconduct.
(g)Disbursement Procedures. Each Issuing Bank shall, promptly following its receipt thereof, examine all documents purporting to represent a demand for payment under a Letter of Credit. Each Issuing Bank shall promptly notify the Administrative Agent and the Borrower by telephone (confirmed by facsimile or other electronic imaging) of such demand for payment and whether such Issuing Bank has made or will make an LC Disbursement thereunder; provided that any failure to give or delay in giving such notice shall not relieve the Borrower of its obligation to reimburse such Issuing Bank and the Revolving Lenders with respect to any such LC Disbursement in accordance with paragraph (e) of this Section.
(h)Interim Interest. If an Issuing Bank shall make any LC Disbursement, then, unless the Borrower shall reimburse such LC Disbursement in full on the date such LC Disbursement is made, the unpaid amount thereof shall bear interest, for each day from and including the date such LC Disbursement is made to
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but excluding the date that the Borrower reimburses such LC Disbursement in full, at (i) in the case of any LC Disbursement denominated in dollars, the rate per annum then applicable to ABR Revolving Loans and (ii) in the case of an LC Disbursement denominated in any Alternative Currency, a rate per annum determined by the applicable Issuing Bank (which determination will be conclusive absent manifest error) to represent its cost of funds plus the Applicable Rate used to determine interest applicable to Term Benchmark Revolving Loans; provided that, if the Borrower fails to reimburse such LC Disbursement in full when due pursuant to paragraph (e) of this Section, then Section 2.13(d) shall apply. Interest accrued pursuant to this paragraph shall be paid to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the applicable Issuing Bank, except that interest accrued on and after the date of payment by any Revolving Lender pursuant to paragraph (e) of this Section to reimburse such Issuing Bank shall be for the account of such Lender to the extent of such payment, and shall be payable on demand or, if no demand has been made, on the date on which the Borrower reimburses the applicable LC Disbursement in full.
(i)Cash Collateralization. If any Event of Default shall occur and be continuing, on the Business Day on which the Borrower receives notice from the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders (or, if the maturity of the Loans has been accelerated, a Majority in Interest of the Revolving Lenders demanding the deposit of cash collateral pursuant to this paragraph), the Borrower shall deposit in an account with the Administrative Agent, in the name of the Administrative Agent and for the benefit of the Revolving Lenders, an amount in cash and in the currency of each applicable Letter of Credit equal to the LC Exposure as of such date plus any accrued and unpaid interest thereon; provided that the obligation to deposit such cash collateral shall become effective immediately, and such deposit shall become immediately due and payable, without demand or other notice of any kind, upon the occurrence of any Event of Default with respect to the Borrower described in clause (h) or (i) of Section 7.01. The Borrower also shall deposit cash collateral in accordance with this paragraph as and to the extent required by Section 2.11(b), 2.20(c) or 2.22(c). Each such deposit shall be held by the Administrative Agent as collateral for the payment and performance of the obligations of the Borrower under this Agreement. The Administrative Agent shall have exclusive dominion and control, including the exclusive right of withdrawal, over such account. Other than any interest earned on the investment of such deposits, which investments shall be made at the option and sole discretion of the Administrative Agent and at the Borrower’s risk and expense, such deposits shall not bear interest. Interest or profits, if any, on such investments shall accumulate in such account. Notwithstanding the terms of any Security Document, moneys in such account shall be applied by the Administrative Agent to reimburse the Issuing Banks for LC Disbursements for which they have not been reimbursed and, to the extent not so applied, shall be held for the satisfaction of the reimbursement obligations of the Borrower for the LC Exposure at such time or, if the maturity of the Loans has been accelerated (but subject to (i) the consent of a Majority in Interest of the Revolving Lenders and (ii) in the case of any such application at a time when any Revolving Lender is a Defaulting Lender (but only if, after giving effect thereto, the remaining cash collateral shall be less than the aggregate LC Exposure of all the Defaulting Lenders), the consent of each Issuing Bank), be applied to satisfy other obligations of the Borrower under this Agreement. If the Borrower is required to provide an amount of cash collateral hereunder as a result of the occurrence of an Event of Default, such amount (to the extent not applied as aforesaid) shall be returned to the Borrower within three Business Days after all Events of Default have been cured or waived. If the Borrower is required to provide an amount of cash collateral hereunder pursuant to Section 2.11(b), such amount (to the extent not applied as aforesaid) shall be returned to the Borrower to the extent that, after giving effect to such return, the Total Revolving Exposure would not exceed the Total Revolving Commitments and no Default shall have occurred and be continuing. If the Borrower is required to provide an amount of cash collateral hereunder pursuant to Section 2.20(c), such amount (to the extent not applied as aforesaid) shall be returned to the Borrower to the extent that, after giving effect to such return, no Issuing Bank shall have any exposure in respect of any outstanding Letter of Credit that is not fully covered by the Revolving Commitments of the non-Defaulting Lenders and/or the remaining cash collateral and no Default shall have occurred and be continuing.
(j)Designation of Additional Issuing Banks. The Borrower may, at any time and from time to time, with the consent of the Administrative Agent (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld), designate as additional Issuing Banks one or more Revolving Lenders that agree to serve in such capacity as provided below. The acceptance by a Revolving Lender of an appointment as an Issuing Bank hereunder shall
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be evidenced by an agreement, which shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, executed by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and such designated Revolving Lender and, from and after the effective date of such agreement, (i) such Revolving Lender shall have all the rights and obligations of an Issuing Bank, as applicable, under this Agreement and (ii) references herein to the term “Issuing Bank” shall be deemed to include such Revolving Lender in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder.
(k)Termination or Resignation of an Issuing Bank. The Borrower may terminate the appointment of any Issuing Bank as an “Issuing Bank” hereunder by providing a written notice thereof to such Issuing Bank, with a copy to the Administrative Agent. Any such termination shall become effective upon the earlier of (i) such Issuing Bank acknowledging receipt of such notice and (ii) the tenth Business Day following the date of the delivery thereof; provided that no such termination shall become effective until and unless the LC Exposure attributable to Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank (or its Affiliates) shall have been reduced to zero. At the time any such termination shall become effective, the Borrower shall pay all unpaid fees accrued for the account of the terminated Issuing Bank pursuant to Section 2.12(b). Notwithstanding the effectiveness of any such termination, the terminated Issuing Bank shall remain a party hereto and shall continue to have all the rights of an Issuing Bank under this Agreement with respect to Letters of Credit issued by it prior to such termination, but shall not issue any additional Letters of Credit. Any Issuing Bank may resign at any time by giving 30 days prior notice to the Administrative Agent, the Revolving Lenders, and the Borrower. After the resignation of an Issuing Bank hereunder, the retiring Issuing Bank shall remain a party hereto and shall continue to have all the rights and obligations of an Issuing Bank under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents with respect to Letters of Credit issued by it prior to such resignation, but shall not be required to issue additional Letters of Credit or to extend, renew or increase any existing Letter of Credit.
(l)Issuing Bank Reports to the Administrative Agent. Unless otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank shall, in addition to its notification obligations set forth elsewhere in this Section, report in writing to the Administrative Agent (i) periodic activity (for such period or recurrent periods as shall be requested by the Administrative Agent) in respect of Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank, including all issuances, extensions, amendments and renewals, all expirations and cancelations and all disbursements and reimbursements, (ii) reasonably prior to the time that such Issuing Bank issues, amends, renews or extends any Letter of Credit, the date of such issuance, amendment, renewal or extension, and the stated amount of the Letters of Credit issued, amended, renewed or extended by it and outstanding after giving effect to such issuance, amendment, renewal or extension (and whether the amounts thereof shall have changed), (iii) on each Business Day on which such Issuing Bank makes any LC Disbursement, the date and amount of such LC Disbursement, (iv) on any Business Day on which the Borrower fails to reimburse an LC Disbursement required to be reimbursed to such Issuing Bank on such day, the date of such failure and the currency and amount of such LC Disbursement and (v) on any other Business Day, such other information as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request as to the Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank.
(m)LC Exposure Determination. For all purposes of this Agreement, the amount of a Letter of Credit that, by its terms or the terms of any document related thereto, provides for one or more automatic increases in the stated amount thereof shall be deemed to be the maximum stated amount of such Letter of Credit after giving effect to all such increases, whether or not such maximum stated amount is in effect at the time of determination.
(n)Applicability of ISP and UCP; Governing Law. Unless otherwise expressly agreed by the applicable Issuing Bank and the Borrower when a Letter of Credit is issued, (A) the rules of the ISP or UCP shall apply to each standby Letter of Credit, (B) the rules of the UCP shall apply to each commercial Letter of Credit and (c) each Letter of Credit shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of the State of New York.
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SECTION 2.06    Funding of Borrowings.
(a)Each Lender shall make each Loan to be made by it hereunder on the proposed date thereof by wire transfer of immediately available funds by 2:00 p.m., New York City time, to the account of the Administrative Agent most recently designated by it for such purpose by notice to the Lenders. The Administrative Agent will make such Loans available to the Borrower by promptly crediting the amounts so received, in like funds, to an account of the Borrower and designated by the Borrower in the applicable Borrowing Request; provided that ABR Revolving Loans made to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement denominated in dollars as provided in Section 2.05(e) shall be remitted by the Administrative Agent to the applicable Issuing Bank or, to the extent that Revolving Lenders have made payments pursuant to Section 2.05(e) to reimburse such Issuing Bank, then to such Revolving Lenders and such Issuing Bank as their interests may appear.
(b)Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the proposed date of any Borrowing that such Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent such Lender’s share of such Borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such share available on such date in accordance with paragraph (a) of this Section and may, in reliance upon such assumption and in its sole discretion, make available to the Borrower a corresponding amount. In such event, if a Lender has not in fact made its share of the applicable Borrowing available to the Administrative Agent, then the applicable Lender and the Borrower severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to the Borrower to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at (i) in the case of such Lender, (A) in the case of Loans denominated in dollars, the greater of the Federal Funds Effective Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation and (B) in the case of Loans denominated in an Alternative Currency, the rate determined by the Administrative Agent to be the cost to it of funding such amount (which determination will be conclusive absent manifest error) or (ii) in the case of the Borrower, the interest rate applicable to (A) in the case of Loans denominated in dollars, ABR Loans of the applicable Class and (B) in the case of Loans denominated in an Alternative Currency, the interest rate applicable to the subject Loan pursuant to Section 2.13. If the Borrower and such Lender shall pay such interest to the Administrative Agent for the same or an overlapping period, the Administrative Agent shall promptly remit to the Borrower the amount of such interest paid by the Borrower for such period. If such Lender pays such amount to the Administrative Agent, then such amount shall constitute such Lender’s Loan included in such Borrowing.
SECTION 2.07    Interest Elections.
(a)Each Revolving Borrowing and Term Borrowing initially shall be of the Type specified in the applicable Borrowing Request or designated by Section 2.03 and, in the case of a Term Benchmark Borrowing, shall have an initial Interest Period as specified in such Borrowing Request or designated by Section 2.03. Thereafter, the Borrower may elect to convert such Borrowing to a Borrowing of a different Type (provided that Term Benchmark Borrowings and RFR Borrowings denominated in an Alternative Currency may not be converted into ABR Borrowings) or to continue such Borrowing and, in the case of a Term Benchmark Borrowing, may elect Interest Periods therefor, all as provided in this Section. The Borrower may elect different options with respect to different portions of the affected Borrowing, in which case each such portion shall be allocated ratably among the Lenders holding the Loans comprising such Borrowing, and the Loans comprising each such portion shall be considered a separate Borrowing.
(b)To make an election pursuant to this Section, the Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent of such election by telephone by the time that a Borrowing Request would be required under Section 2.03 if the Borrower were requesting a Revolving Borrowing of the Type resulting from such election to be made on the effective date of such election. Each such telephonic Interest Election Request shall be irrevocable and shall be confirmed promptly by hand delivery, facsimile or other electronic imaging to the Administrative Agent of a written Interest Election Request signed by the Borrower.
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(c)Each telephonic and written Interest Election Request shall specify the following information in compliance with Section 2.02:
(i)the Borrowing to which such Interest Election Request applies and, if different options are being elected with respect to different portions thereof, the portions thereof to be allocated to each resulting Borrowing (in which case the information to be specified pursuant to clauses (iii) and (iv) below shall be specified for each resulting Borrowing);
(ii)the effective date of the election made pursuant to such Interest Election Request, which shall be a Business Day;
(iii)whether the resulting Borrowing is to be an ABR Borrowing, RFR Borrowing or a Term Benchmark Borrowing; and
(iv)if the resulting Borrowing is to be a Term Benchmark Borrowing, the Interest Period to be applicable thereto after giving effect to such election, which shall be a period contemplated by the definition of the term “Interest Period.”
If any such Interest Election Request requests a Term Benchmark Borrowing but does not specify an Interest Period, then the Borrower shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month’s duration.
(d)Promptly following receipt of an Interest Election Request, the Administrative Agent shall advise each Lender of the applicable Class of the details thereof and of such Lender’s portion of each resulting Borrowing.
(e)If the Borrower fails to deliver a timely Interest Election Request with respect to a Term Benchmark Borrowing prior to the end of the Interest Period applicable thereto, then, unless such Borrowing is repaid as provided herein, at the end of such Interest Period (i) in the case of a Term Benchmark Borrowing denominated in dollars, such Borrowing shall be converted to an ABR Borrowing and (ii) in the case of a Term Benchmark Borrowing denominated in an Alternative Currency, such Borrowing shall be continued as a Borrowing of the applicable Type for an Interest Period of one month. Notwithstanding any contrary provision hereof, if an Event of Default under clause (h) or (i) of Section 7.01 has occurred and is continuing with respect to the Borrower, or if any other Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and the Administrative Agent, at the request of a Majority in Interest of the Lenders of any Class has notified the Borrower of the election to give effect to this sentence on account of such other Event of Default, then, in each such case, so long as such Event of Default is continuing, (i) no outstanding Borrowing (or Borrowing of the applicable Class, as applicable) denominated in dollars may be converted to or continued as a Term Benchmark Borrowing, (ii) unless repaid, (x) each Term Benchmark Borrowing (or Term Benchmark Borrowing of the applicable Class, as applicable) denominated in dollars shall be converted to an ABR Borrowing at the end of the Interest Period applicable thereto and (y) each Term Benchmark Borrowing and each RFR Borrowing, in each case denominated in an Alternative Currency shall bear interest at the Central Bank Rate for the applicable Agreed Currency plus the CBR Spread; provided that, if the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) that the Central Bank Rate for the applicable Agreed Currency cannot be determined, any outstanding affected Term Benchmark Loans denominated in any Agreed Currency other than Dollars shall either be converted to an ABR Borrowing denominated in Dollars (in an amount equal to the Dollar Equivalent of such Alternative Currency) at the end of the Interest Period, as applicable, therefor or prepaid at the end of the applicable Interest Period, as applicable, in full; provided that if no election is made by the Borrower by the earlier of (x) the date that is three Business Days after receipt by the Borrower of such notice and (y) the last day of the current Interest Period for the applicable Term Benchmark Loan, the Borrower shall be deemed to have elected clause (A) above.
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SECTION 2.08    Termination and Reduction of Commitments.
(a)Unless previously terminated, (i) the Term B-1 Commitments shall automatically terminate at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on the Restatement Effective Date, (ii) the Additional Term B-1 Commitments shall automatically terminate at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on the Restatement Effective Date and (iii) the Revolving Commitments shall automatically terminate on the Revolving Maturity Date.
(b)The Borrower may at any time terminate, or from time to time permanently reduce, the Commitments of any Class; provided that (i) each partial reduction of the Commitments of any Class shall be in an amount that is an integral multiple of $1,000,000 and not less than $5,000,000 and (ii) the Borrower shall not terminate or reduce the Revolving Commitments if, after giving effect to any concurrent prepayment of the Revolving Loans in accordance with Section 2.11, the Total Revolving Exposure would exceed the Total Revolving Commitments.
(c)The Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent of any election to terminate or reduce the Commitments under paragraph (b) of this Section at least three Business Days prior to the effective date of such termination or reduction, specifying such election and the effective date thereof. Promptly following receipt of any such notice, the Administrative Agent shall advise the Lenders of the applicable Class of the contents thereof. Each notice delivered by the Borrower pursuant to this Section shall be irrevocable; provided that a notice of termination or reduction of the Revolving Commitments delivered under this paragraph may state that such notice is conditioned upon the occurrence of one or more events specified therein, in which case such notice may be revoked by the Borrower (by notice to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the specified effective date) if such condition is not satisfied. Any termination or reduction of the Commitments of any Class shall be permanent. Each reduction of the Commitments of any Class shall be made ratably among the Lenders in accordance with their respective Commitments of such Class.
SECTION 2.09    Repayment of Loans; Evidence of Debt.
(a)The Borrower hereby unconditionally promises to pay (i) to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Lender the then unpaid principal amount of each Revolving Loan of such Revolving Lender on the Revolving Maturity Date, and (ii) to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Term Lender the then unpaid principal amount of each Term Loan of such Term Lender as provided in Section 2.10.
(b)The records maintained by the Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall be prima facie evidence of the existence and amounts of the obligations of the Borrower in respect of Loans, LC Disbursements, interest and fees due or accrued hereunder; provided that the failure of the Administrative Agent or any Lender to maintain such records or any error therein shall not in any manner affect the obligation of the Borrower to pay any amounts due hereunder in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
(c)Any Lender may request that Loans of any Class made by it be evidenced by a Note. In such event, the Borrower shall prepare, execute and deliver to such Lender (i) with respect to any Term Loan, a promissory note payable to such Lender in substantially the form of Exhibit K-1 attached hereto (each, a “Term Note”) and (ii) with respect to any Revolving Loan, a promissory note payable to such Lender in substantially the form of Exhibit K-2 attached hereto (each, a “Revolving Note”). Thereafter, the Loans evidenced by such Note and interest thereon shall at all times (including after assignment pursuant to Section 9.04) be represented by a Note in such form payable to such payee or its registered assigns.
SECTION 2.10    Amortization of Term Loans.
(a)Subject to adjustment pursuant to paragraph (b) of this Section, commencing on the last day of the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2022, the Borrower hereby unconditionally promises to repay the Term B-1 Loans to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Term B-1 Lender (i) on the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December prior to the Term B-1 Maturity Date, in each case in an
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amount equal to 0.25% of the original principal amount of the Term B-1 Loans, and (ii) on the Term B-1 Maturity Date, the remainder of the principal amount of the Term B-1 Loans outstanding on such date, together in each case with accrued and unpaid interest on the principal amount to be paid to but excluding the date of such payment.
(b)Any prepayment of a Term Borrowing of any Class shall be applied to reduce the subsequent scheduled repayments of the Term Borrowings of such Class to be made pursuant to this Section as directed in writing by the Borrower (or in the absence of direction from the Borrower, in the direct order of maturity); provided that (A) the proceeds of any mandatory prepayment of Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.11 shall first be applied to pay accrued and unpaid interest on the relevant Class of Term Loan, (B) any prepayment of any Class of Incremental Term Loans shall be applied to subsequent scheduled repayments as provided in the applicable Incremental Facility Amendment, (C) any prepayment of Term Borrowings of any Class contemplated by Section 2.23 shall be applied to subsequent scheduled repayments as provided in such Section and (D) if any Lender elects to decline a mandatory prepayment of a Term Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.11(e), then the portion of such prepayment not so declined shall be applied to reduce the subsequent repayments of such Term Borrowing to be made pursuant to this Section ratably based on the amount of such scheduled repayments.
(c)Prior to any repayment of any Term Borrowings of any Class under this Section, the Borrower shall select the Borrowing or Borrowings of the applicable Class to be repaid and shall notify the Administrative Agent by telephone (confirmed by hand delivery, facsimile or other electronic imaging) of such selection not later than 11:00 a.m., New York City time, three Business Days before the scheduled date of such repayment. Each repayment of a Term Borrowing shall be applied ratably to the Loans included in the repaid Term Borrowing. Repayments of Term Borrowings shall be accompanied by accrued interest on the amount repaid.
SECTION 2.11    Prepayment of Loans.
(a)The Borrower shall have the right at any time and from time to time to prepay any Borrowing, in whole or in part, without premium or penalty (except as set forth in clause (g) of this Section 2.11), subject to Section 2.16.
(b)In the event and on each occasion that (i) the Total Revolving Exposure exceeds the Total Revolving Commitments (other than as a result of any revaluation of the Dollar Equivalent of Revolving Loans or the LC Exposure on any Calculation Date in accordance with Section 1.06) or (ii) the Total Revolving Exposure exceeds 105% of the Total Revolving Commitments solely as a result of any revaluation of the Dollar Equivalent of Revolving Loans or the LC Exposure on any Calculation Date in accordance with Section 1.06, the Borrower shall prepay Revolving Borrowings (or, if no such Borrowings are outstanding, deposit cash collateral in an account with the Administrative Agent in accordance with Section 2.05(i)) in an aggregate amount equal to such excess.
(c)In the event and on each occasion that any Net Proceeds are received by or on behalf of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in respect of any Prepayment Event (including by the Administrative Agent as loss payee in respect of any Prepayment Event described in clause (b) of the definition of the term “Prepayment Event”), the Borrower shall, on the day such Net Proceeds are received (or, in the case of a Prepayment Event described in clause (a) or (b) of the definition of the term “Prepayment Event,” within three Business Days after such Net Proceeds are received), prepay Term Borrowings in an aggregate amount equal to (x) with respect to any Prepayment Event described in clause (a) or clause (b) of the definition of the term “Prepayment Event,” the Specified Asset Sale Percentage of the amount of such Net Proceeds (or, if the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries has incurred Indebtedness that is permitted under Section 6.01 that is secured, on an equal and ratable basis with the Term Loans, by a Lien on the Collateral permitted under Section 6.02 and such Indebtedness is required to be prepaid or redeemed with the net proceeds of any event described in clause (a) or (b) of the definition of the term “Prepayment Event,” then by such lesser percentage of such Net Proceeds such that such Indebtedness receives no greater than a ratable percentage of such Net
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Proceeds based upon the aggregate principal amount of the Term Loans and such Indebtedness then outstanding) or (y) with respect to any Prepayment Event described in clause (c) of the definition of the term “Prepayment Event,” 100% of the amount of such Net Proceeds; provided that, in the case of any event described in clause (a) or (b) of the definition of the term “Prepayment Event,” if the Borrower shall, five (5) Business Days prior to the date of the required prepayment, deliver to the Administrative Agent written notice that the Borrower intends to cause the Net Proceeds from such event (or a portion thereof specified in such certificate) to be applied within 18 months after receipt of such Net Proceeds to invest in the business of the Borrower or their Restricted Subsidiaries or to enter into an acquisition permitted by this Agreement, then no prepayment shall be required pursuant to this paragraph in respect of the Net Proceeds in respect of such event (or the portion of such Net Proceeds specified in such certificate, if applicable) except to the extent of any such Net Proceeds that have not been so applied by the end of such 18-month period (or within a period of 180 days thereafter if by the end of such initial 18-month period the Borrower or one or more Restricted Subsidiaries shall have entered into an agreement with a third party to make such investment or an acquisition permitted by this Agreement; provided that the foregoing 180-day period may be extended by an additional 90 days if such agreement is terminated and the Borrower or one or more Restricted Subsidiaries shall have entered into another agreement with a third party to acquire such real property, equipment or other assets or to make an acquisition permitted by this Agreement), at which time a prepayment shall be required in an amount equal to such Net Proceeds that have not been so applied; provided further that the Borrower may deem any expenditure to invest in the business of the Borrower or their Restricted Subsidiaries or to consummate an acquisition permitted by this Agreement made prior to receipt of the applicable Net Proceeds as reinvestment pursuant to this clause (c) so long as such expenditure is not made prior to the date of execution of the definitive documentation with respect to the applicable Prepayment Event.
(d)Following the end of each fiscal year of the Borrower, commencing with the fiscal year ending December 31, 2023, the Borrower shall prepay Term Borrowings in an aggregate amount equal to the Specified ECF Percentage of Excess Cash Flow for such fiscal year; provided that, at the option of the Borrower, such amount shall be reduced by the aggregate amount of prepayments of (i) Term Borrowings and Revolving Borrowings (but only to the extent accompanied by a permanent reduction of the corresponding Revolving Commitments) made pursuant to paragraph (a) of this Section, (ii) Refinancing Term Loans, Incremental Term Loans and Alternative Incremental Facility Debt in the form of term loans, in each case, that are secured on a pari passu basis with the Loan Document Obligations, and (iii) Refinancing Revolving Loans that are secured on a pari passu basis with the Loan Document Obligations (but only to the extent accompanied by a permanent reduction of the corresponding commitments), in each case, during such fiscal year (and, at the Borrower’s option (and without deducting such amounts against the subsequent fiscal year’s prepayment computation pursuant to this paragraph (d)), after the end of such fiscal year but prior to the date on which the prepayment pursuant to this Section 2.11(d) for such fiscal year is required to have been made); provided further that, in the case of any Term Loan, Refinancing Term Loan, Incremental Term Loan, or Alternative Incremental Facility Debt in the form of term loans prepaid in connection with the purchase thereof by a Purchasing Borrower Party pursuant to Section 9.04(e) (or other corresponding provisions in the document governing such Indebtedness) at a discount to par, the prepayment required pursuant to this Section 2.11(d) shall be reduced, with respect to the prepayment of such Term Loan, only by the actual amount of cash paid to the applicable Lender or Lenders in connection with such purchase; provided further that, Borrower shall only be required to make a prepayment pursuant to this Section 2.11(d) to the extent that such amount is in excess of the greater of (x) $50,000,000 and (y) 1.50% of Consolidated Total Assets as of the last day of Test Period most recently ended prior to such prepayment. Each prepayment pursuant to this paragraph shall be made within ten (10) Business Days after the date on which financial statements are required to be delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) with respect to the fiscal year for which Excess Cash Flow is being calculated.
(e)Prior to any optional or mandatory prepayment of Borrowings under this Section, the Borrower shall, subject to the next sentence, select the Borrowing or Borrowings to be prepaid and shall specify such selection in the notice of such prepayment delivered pursuant to paragraph (f) of this Section. In the event of any mandatory prepayment of Term Borrowings made at a time when Term Borrowings of more than one Class remain outstanding, the Borrower shall select Term Borrowings to be prepaid so that the aggregate amount of such prepayment is allocated between Term Borrowings of Term B-1 Loan (and, to the
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extent provided in the Incremental Facility Amendment for any Class of Incremental Term Loans, the Borrowings of such Class) pro rata based on the aggregate principal amount of outstanding Borrowings of each such Class; provided that any Term Lender (and, to the extent provided in the Incremental Facility Amendment for any Class of Incremental Term Loans, any Lender that holds Incremental Term Loans of such Class) may elect, by notice to the Administrative Agent by telephone (confirmed by hand delivery, facsimile or other electronic imaging) at least one Business Day prior to the required prepayment date, to decline all or any portion of any prepayment of its Loans pursuant to this Section (other than an optional prepayment pursuant to paragraph (a) of this Section, which may not be declined), in which case the aggregate amount of the prepayment that would have been applied to prepay such Loans may be retained by the Borrower.
(f)The Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent by telephone (confirmed by hand delivery, facsimile or other electronic imaging) of any optional prepayment and, to the extent practicable, any mandatory prepayment hereunder (i) in the case of prepayment of a Term Benchmark Borrowing, not later than 12:00 p.m., New York City time, three Business Days before the date of prepayment, (ii) in the case of prepayment of an RFR Borrowing denominated in Pounds Sterling, not later than 12:00 p.m., New York City time, five RFR Business Days before the date of prepayment or (iii) in the case of prepayment of an ABR Borrowing, not later than 12:00 p.m., New York City time, on the date of prepayment. Each such notice shall be irrevocable and shall specify the prepayment date, the principal amount of each Borrowing or portion thereof to be prepaid and, in the case of a mandatory prepayment, a reasonably detailed calculation of the amount of such prepayment; provided that (A) if a notice of optional prepayment is given in connection with a conditional notice of termination of the Revolving Commitments as contemplated by Section 2.08, then such notice of prepayment may be revoked if such notice of termination is revoked in accordance with Section 2.08 and (B) a notice of prepayment of Term Borrowings pursuant to paragraph (a) of this Section may state that such notice is conditioned upon the occurrence of one or more events specified therein, in which case such notice may be revoked by the Borrower (by notice to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the specified date of prepayment) if such condition is not satisfied. Promptly following receipt of any such notice, the Administrative Agent shall advise the Lenders of the applicable Class of the contents thereof. Each partial prepayment of any Borrowing shall be in an amount that would be permitted in the case of an advance of a Borrowing of the same Type as provided in Section 2.02, except as necessary to apply fully the required amount of a mandatory prepayment. Each prepayment of a Borrowing shall be applied ratably to the Loans included in the prepaid Borrowing. Prepayments shall be accompanied by accrued interest to the extent required by Section 2.13.
(g)All (i) prepayments of Term B-1 Loans effected on or prior to the six-month anniversary of the Restatement Effective Date with the proceeds of a Repricing Transaction, and (ii) amendments, amendments and restatements or other modifications of this Agreement on or prior to the six-month anniversary of the Restatement Effective Date, the effect of which is a Repricing Transaction, shall be accompanied by a fee payable to the Term B-1 Lenders in an amount equal to 1.00% of the aggregate principal amount of the Term B-1 Loans so prepaid in the case of a transaction described in clause (i) of this paragraph, or 1.00% of the aggregate principal amount of the Term B-1 Loans affected by such amendment, amendment and restatement or other modification in the case of a transaction described in clause (ii) of this paragraph. Such fee shall be paid by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Term B-1 Lenders, on the date of such prepayment.
(h)Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section 2.11, to the extent any or all of the Net Proceeds of any event described in clause (a) or (b) of the definition of the term “Prepayment Event” received by a Foreign Subsidiary (“Foreign Subsidiary Disposition”) or Excess Cash Flow attributable to Foreign Subsidiaries, in either case are prohibited or delayed by any applicable local law (including financial assistance, corporate benefit restrictions on upstreaming of cash intra group and the fiduciary and statutory duties of the directors of such Foreign Subsidiary) from being repatriated or passed on to or used for the benefit of the Borrower or any applicable Domestic Subsidiary or if the Borrower has determined in good faith that repatriation of any such amount to the Borrower or any applicable Domestic Subsidiary would have material adverse tax consequences with respect to such amount, an amount equal to the portion of such Net Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow so affected will not be required to be applied to prepay the Term Loans at the
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times provided in this Section 2.11 so long, but only so long, as the applicable local law will not permit repatriation or the passing on to or otherwise using for the benefit of the Borrower or the applicable Domestic Subsidiary, or the Borrower believes in good faith that any material adverse tax consequences would result, and once such repatriation of any of such affected Net Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow is permitted under the applicable local law or the Borrower determines in good faith such repatriation would no longer would have such material adverse tax consequences, an amount equal to such Net Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow will be promptly applied (net of additional taxes that would be payable or reasonably estimated to be payable as a result of repatriating such amounts) to the prepayment of the Term Loans pursuant to this Section 2.11 (provided that no such prepayment of the Term Loans pursuant to this Section 2.11 shall be required in the case of any such Net Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow the repatriation of which the Borrower believes in good faith would result in material adverse tax consequences, if on or before the date on which such Net Proceeds so retained would otherwise have been required to be applied to reinvestments or prepayments pursuant to a reinvestment notice (or such Excess Cash Flow would have been so required if it were Net Proceeds), (x) the Borrower applies an amount equal to the amount of such Net Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow to such reinvestments or prepayments as if such Net Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow had been received by the Borrower rather than such Foreign Subsidiary, less the amount of additional taxes that would have been payable or reserved against if such Net Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow had been repatriated (or, if less, the Net Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow that would be calculated if received by such Foreign Subsidiary) or (y) such Net Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow are applied to the repayment of Indebtedness of a Foreign Subsidiary).
SECTION 2.12    Fees.
(a)The Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Lender for the period from and including the Restatement Effective Date to but excluding the date on which the Revolving Commitments terminate (or are otherwise reduced to zero), a commitment fee which shall accrue at the Applicable Rate on the average daily unused amount of the Revolving Commitment of such Revolving Lender. Such commitment fees accrued through and including the last day of March, June, September and December of each year shall be payable in arrears on the fifteenth Business Day following such last day and on the date on which the Revolving Commitments terminate, commencing on the first such date to occur after the Restatement Effective Date; provided that all such fees shall be payable on the date on which all the Revolving Commitments terminate and any such fees accruing after the date on which all the Revolving Commitments terminate shall be payable on demand. For purposes of computing commitment fees, a Revolving Commitment shall be deemed to be used to the extent of the outstanding Revolving Loans and LC Exposure of such Lender.
(b)The Borrower agrees to pay (i) to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Lender a participation fee with respect to its participations in Letters of Credit, which shall accrue at the same Applicable Rate then used to determine the interest rate applicable to Term Benchmark Revolving Loans on the average daily amount of such Lender’s LC Exposure (excluding any portion thereof attributable to unreimbursed LC Disbursements) during the period from and including the Effective Date to but excluding the later of the date on which such Lender’s Revolving Commitment terminates and the date on which such Lender ceases to have any LC Exposure and (ii) to each Issuing Bank a fronting fee, which shall accrue at a rate per annum equal to 0.125% on the average daily amount of the LC Exposure attributable to Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank (excluding any portion thereof attributable to unreimbursed LC Disbursements) during the period from and including the Effective Date to but excluding the later of the date of termination of all the Revolving Commitments and the date on which there ceases to be any such LC Exposure, as well as such Issuing Bank’s standard fees with respect to the issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit or processing of drawings thereunder. Participation fees and fronting fees accrued through and including the last day of March, June, September and December of each year shall be payable on the fifteenth Business Day following such last day, commencing on the first such date to occur after the Effective Date; provided that all such fees shall be payable on the date on which all the Revolving Commitments terminate and any such fees accruing after the date on which all the Revolving Commitments terminate shall be payable on demand. Any other fees payable to an Issuing Bank pursuant to this paragraph shall be payable within the time periods separately agreed by Borrower and such Issuing Bank.
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(c)The Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent, for its own account, fees payable in the amounts and at the times separately agreed upon between the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.
(d)All fees payable hereunder shall be paid on the dates due, in immediately available funds, to the Administrative Agent (or to the applicable Issuing Bank, in the case of fees payable to it) for distribution, in the case of commitment fees and participation fees, to the Revolving Lenders entitled thereto. Fees paid hereunder shall not be refundable under any circumstances.
(e)All commitment fees, participation fees and fronting fees payable pursuant to this Section 2.12 shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days and shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day).
SECTION 2.13    Interest.
(a)The Loans comprising each ABR Borrowing shall bear interest at the Alternate Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate.
(b)The Loans comprising each Term Benchmark Borrowing shall bear interest at the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate, Adjusted CDOR Rate or Adjusted EURIBOR Rate, as applicable, for the Interest Period in effect for such Borrowing plus the Applicable Rate.
(c)The Loans comprising each RFR Borrowing shall bear interest at the Adjusted Daily Simple SONIA or the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR (after the effectiveness of a Benchmark Replacement), as applicable plus the Applicable Rate.
(d)Notwithstanding the foregoing, if any principal of or interest on any Loan or any fee or other amount payable by the Borrower hereunder is not paid when due, whether at stated maturity, upon acceleration or otherwise, such overdue amount shall bear interest, after as well as before judgment, at a rate per annum (the “Default Rate”) equal to (i) in the case of overdue principal of any Loan, 2.00% per annum plus the rate otherwise applicable to such Loan as provided in the preceding paragraphs of this Section or (ii) in the case of any other overdue amount, 2.00% per annum plus the rate applicable to ABR Revolving Loans as provided in paragraph (a) of this Section. Payment or acceptance of the increased rates of interest provided for in this paragraph (d) is not a permitted alternative to timely payment and shall not constitute a waiver of any Event of Default or otherwise prejudice or limit any rights or remedies of the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or any Lender.
(e)Accrued interest on each Loan shall be payable in arrears on each Interest Payment Date for such Loan and, (x) in the case of a Revolving Loan, upon termination of the Revolving Commitments of such Class, (y) in the case of a Term B-1 Loan, on the Term B-1 Maturity Date and (z) in the case of an Incremental Term Loan of any Class, the maturity date with respect to such Class of Incremental Term Loans; provided that (i) interest accrued pursuant to paragraph (d) of this Section shall be payable on demand, (ii) in the event of any repayment or prepayment of any Loan (other than a prepayment of an ABR Revolving Loan prior to the end of the Revolving Availability Period), accrued interest on the principal amount repaid or prepaid shall be payable on the date of such repayment or prepayment and (iii) in the event of any conversion of a Term Benchmark Loan prior to the end of the current Interest Period therefor, accrued interest on such Loan shall be payable on the effective date of such conversion.
(f)All interest hereunder shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days, except that (i) interest computed by reference to the Alternate Base Rate at times when the Alternate Base Rate is based on the Prime Rate, (ii) interest on Loans denominated in Canadian Dollars and (iii) interest on Loans denominated in Pounds Sterling shall, in each case, be computed on the basis of a year of 365 days (or 366 days in a leap year), and in each case shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day; provided that, if a Loan, or a portion thereof, is repaid on the same day on which such Loan is made, one day’s interest shall accrue on the portion of such Loan so prepaid). The applicable
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Alternate Base Rate, Adjusted Term SOFR Rate, Adjusted Daily Simple SONIA, Adjusted CDOR Rate or Adjusted EURIBOR Rate (and, if after the effectiveness of a Benchmark Replacement, Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR) shall be determined by the Administrative Agent, and such determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
SECTION 2.14    Alternate Rate of Interest.
(a)Subject to clauses (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f) of this Section 2.14, if:
(i)the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) (A) prior to the commencement of any Interest Period for a borrowing of Term Benchmark Loans, that adequate and reasonable means do not exist for ascertaining the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate, the Term SOFR Rate, the Adjusted EURIBOR Rate, the EURIBOR Rate, the Adjusted CDOR Rate or the CDOR Screen Rate (including because the Relevant Screen Rate is not available or published on a current basis), for the applicable Agreed Currency and such Interest Period or (B) at any time, that adequate and reasonable means do not exist for ascertaining the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR, Daily Simple SOFR, the Adjusted Daily Simple SONIA or Daily Simple SONIA for the applicable Agreed Currency, or
(ii)the Administrative Agent is advised by the Required Lenders that (A) prior to the commencement of any Interest Period for a borrowing of Term Benchmark Loans, the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate, the Adjusted EURIBOR Rate or the Adjusted CDOR Rate for the applicable Agreed Currency and such Interest Period will not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders (or Lender) of making or maintaining their Loans (or its Loan) included in such borrowing for the applicable Agreed Currency and such Interest Period or (B) at any time, the Adjusted Daily Simple SONIA or the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR for the applicable Agreed Currency will not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders (or Lender) of making or maintaining their Loans (or its Loan) included in such borrowing for the applicable Agreed Currency;
then the Administrative Agent shall give notice thereof to the Borrower and the Lenders by telephone, telecopy or electronic mail as promptly as practicable thereafter and, until (x) the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower and the Lenders that the circumstances giving rise to such notice no longer exist with respect to the relevant Benchmark and (y) the Borrower delivers a new Interest Election Request in accordance with the terms of Section 2.07 or a new borrowing request in accordance with the terms of Section 2.03, (A) for Loans denominated in Dollars, any Interest Election Request that requests the conversion of any Borrowing to, or continuation of any Borrowing as, a Term Benchmark Loan and any borrowing request that requests a Term Benchmark Loan shall instead be deemed to be an Interest Election Request or a borrowing request, as applicable, for (x) an RFR Loan denominated in Dollars so long as the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR is not also the subject of Section 2.14(a)(i) or (ii) above or (y) an ABR Loan if the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR also is the subject of Section 2.14(a)(i) or (ii) above and (B) for Loans denominated in an Alternative Currency, any Interest Election Request that requests the continuation of any Loan as, a Term Benchmark Loan and any borrowing request that requests a Term Benchmark Loan or an RFR Borrowing, in each case, for the relevant Benchmark, shall be ineffective; provided that if the circumstances giving rise to such notice affect only one Type of Loans, then all other Types of Loans shall be permitted. Furthermore, if any Term Benchmark Loan or RFR Loan in any Agreed Currency is outstanding on the date of the Borrower’s receipt of the notice from the Administrative Agent referred to in this Section 2.14(a) with respect to a Relevant Rate applicable to such Term Benchmark Loan or RFR Loan, then until (x) the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower and the Lenders that the circumstances giving rise to such notice no longer exist with respect to the relevant Benchmark and (y) the Borrower delivers a new Interest Election Request in accordance with the terms of Section 2.07 or a new borrowing request in accordance with the terms of Section 2.03, (A) for Loans denominated in Dollars, any Term Benchmark Loan shall on the last day of the Interest Period applicable to such Loan (or the next succeeding Business Day if such day is not a Business Day), be converted by the Administrative Agent to, and shall constitute, (x) an RFR Borrowing denominated in Dollars so long as the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR is not also the subject of Section 2.14(a)(i) or (ii) above or (y) an ABR Loan if
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the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR also is the subject of Section 2.14(a)(i) or (ii) above, on such day, and (B) for Loans denominated in an Alternative Currency, (1) any Term Benchmark Loan shall, on the last day of the Interest Period applicable to such Loan (or the next succeeding Business Day if such day is not a Business Day) bear interest at the Central Bank Rate for the applicable Alternative Currency plus the CBR Spread; provided that, if the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) that the Central Bank Rate for the applicable Alternative Currency cannot be determined, any outstanding affected Term Benchmark Loans denominated in any Alternative Currency shall, at the Borrower’s election prior to such day: (A) be prepaid by the Borrower on such day or (B) solely for the purpose of calculating the interest rate applicable to such Term Benchmark Loan, such Term Benchmark Loan denominated in any Alternative Currency shall be deemed to be a Term Benchmark Loan denominated in Dollars and shall accrue interest at the same interest rate applicable to Term Benchmark Loans denominated in Dollars at such time and (2) any RFR Loan shall bear interest at the Central Bank Rate for the applicable Alternative Currency plus the CBR Spread; provided that, if the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) that the Central Bank Rate for the applicable Alternative Currency cannot be determined, any outstanding affected RFR Loans denominated in any Alternative Currency, at the Borrower’s election, shall either (A) be converted into ABR Loans denominated in Dollars (in an amount equal to the Dollar Equivalent of such Alternative Currency) immediately or (B) be prepaid in full immediately.
(b)Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, if a Benchmark 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 (x) if a Benchmark Replacement is determined in accordance with clause (1) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement” with respect to dollars 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 (2) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement” with respect to any Agreed Currency 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 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the fifth (5th) Business Day after the date notice of such Benchmark Replacement is provided to the Lenders without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document so long as the Administrative Agent has not received, by such time, written notice of objection to such Benchmark Replacement from Lenders comprising the Required Lenders of the applicable Class or Classes.
(c)Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, the Administrative Agent (in consultation with the Borrower) will have the right to make Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes from time to time and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, any amendments implementing such Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes will become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document.
(d)The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of (i) any occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event, (ii) the implementation of any Benchmark Replacement, (iii) the effectiveness of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes, (iv) the removal or reinstatement of any tenor of a Benchmark pursuant to clause (f) below and (v) the commencement or conclusion of any Benchmark Unavailability Period. Any determination, decision or election that may be made by the Administrative Agent (including, if applicable, in consultation with the Borrower) or, if applicable, any Lender (or group of Lenders) pursuant to this Section 2.14, 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 2.14.
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(e)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), (i) if the then-current Benchmark is a term rate (including the Term SOFR Rate, EURIBOR Rate or CDOR Screen Rate) and either (A) 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 (B) 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 or will be no longer representative, then the Administrative Agent may modify the definition of “Interest Period” for any Benchmark settings at or after such time to remove such unavailable or non-representative tenor and (ii) if a tenor that was removed pursuant to clause (i) above either (A) is subsequently displayed on a screen or information service for a Benchmark (including a Benchmark Replacement) or (B) is not, or is no longer, subject to an announcement that it is or will no longer be representative for a Benchmark (including a Benchmark Replacement), then the Administrative Agent may modify the definition of “Interest Period” for all Benchmark settings at or after such time to reinstate such previously removed tenor.
(f)Upon the Borrower’s receipt of notice of the commencement of a Benchmark Unavailability Period, the Borrower may revoke any request for a Term Benchmark Loan or RFR Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Term Benchmark Loans to be made, converted or continued during any Benchmark Unavailability Period and, failing that, either (x) the Borrower will be deemed to have converted any request for a Term Benchmark Loan denominated in dollars into a request for a Borrowing of or conversion to (A) an RFR Borrowing denominated in dollars so long as the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR is not the subject of a Benchmark Transition Event or (B) an ABR Borrowing if the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR is the subject of a Benchmark Transition Event or (y) any Term Benchmark Borrowing or RFR Borrowing denominated in an Alternative Currency shall be ineffective. During any Benchmark Unavailability Period or at any time that a tenor for the then-current Benchmark is not an Available Tenor, the component of ABR based upon the then-current Benchmark or such tenor for such Benchmark, as applicable, will not be used in any determination of ABR. Furthermore, if any Term Benchmark Loan or RFR Loan in any Agreed Currency is outstanding on the date of the Borrower’s receipt of notice of the commencement of a Benchmark Unavailability Period with respect to a Relevant Rate applicable to such Term Benchmark Loan or RFR Loan, then until such time as a Benchmark Replacement for such Agreed Currency is implemented pursuant to this Section 2.14, (A) for Loans denominated in dollars any Term Benchmark Loan shall on the last day of the Interest Period applicable to such Loan (or the next succeeding Business Day if such day is not a Business Day), be converted by the Administrative Agent to, and shall constitute, (x) an RFR Borrowing denominated in dollars so long as the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR is not the subject of a Benchmark Transition Event or (y) an ABR Loan if the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR is the subject of a Benchmark Transition Event, on such day and (B) for Loans denominated in an Alternative Currency, (1) any Term Benchmark Loan shall, on the last day of the Interest Period applicable to such Loan (or the next succeeding Business Day if such day is not a Business Day) bear interest at the Central Bank Rate for the applicable Alternative Currency plus the CBR Spread; provided that, if the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) that the Central Bank Rate for the applicable Alternative Currency cannot be determined, any outstanding affected Term Benchmark Loans denominated in any Alternative Currency shall, at the Borrower’s election prior to such day: (A) be prepaid by the Borrower on such day or (B) solely for the purpose of calculating the interest rate applicable to such Term Benchmark Loan, such Term Benchmark Loan denominated in any Alternative Currency shall be deemed to be a Term Benchmark Loan denominated in Dollars and shall accrue interest at the same interest rate applicable to Term Benchmark Loans denominated in Dollars at such time and (2) any RFR Loan shall bear interest at the Central Bank Rate for the applicable Alternative Currency plus the CBR Spread; provided that, if the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) that the Central Bank Rate for the applicable Alternative Currency cannot be determined, any outstanding affected RFR Loans denominated in any Alternative Currency, at the Borrower’s election, shall either (A) be converted into ABR Loans denominated in Dollars (in an amount equal to the Dollar Equivalent of such Alternative Currency) immediately or (B) be prepaid in full immediately.
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SECTION 2.15    Increased Costs.
(a)If any Change in Law shall:
(i)impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve, special deposit, compulsory loan, insurance charge or similar requirement against assets of, deposits with or for the account of, or credit extended or participated in by, any Lender (except any such reserve requirement reflected in the applicable Term Benchmark or RFR) or any Issuing Bank;
(ii)impose on any Lender or any Issuing Bank or the London interbank market any other condition, cost or expense (other than Taxes) affecting this Agreement or Loans made by such Lender or any Letter of Credit or participation therein; or
(iii)subject any Recipient to any Taxes (other than (A) Indemnified Taxes and (B) Excluded Taxes) in respect of its loans, letters of credit, commitments or other obligations, or its deposits, reserves, other liabilities or capital attributable thereto;
and the result of any of the foregoing shall be to increase the cost to such Lender or such other Recipient of making, converting to, continuing or maintaining any Loan (or of maintaining its obligation to make any such Loan) or to increase the cost to such Lender, such Issuing Bank or such other Recipient of participating in, issuing or maintaining any Letter of Credit (or of maintaining its obligation to participate in or to issue any Letter of Credit) or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by such Lender, such Issuing Bank or such other Recipient hereunder (whether of principal, interest or otherwise), then, from time to time upon request of such Lender, such Issuing Bank or such other Recipient, the Borrower will pay to such Lender, such Issuing Bank or such other Recipient, as applicable, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender, such Issuing Bank or such other Recipient, as applicable, for such additional costs or expenses incurred or reduction suffered.
(b)If any Lender or any Issuing Bank determines that any Change in Law regarding capital or liquidity requirements has had or would have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s capital or on the capital of such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s holding company, if any, as a consequence of this Agreement, the Commitments of such Lender or the Loans made by, or participations in Letters of Credit held by, such Lender, or the Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank, to a level below that which such Lender or such Issuing Bank or such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s holding company could have achieved but for such Change in Law (taking into consideration such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s policies and the policies of such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s holding company with respect to capital adequacy), then, from time to time upon the request of such Lender or such Issuing Bank, the Borrower will pay to such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as applicable, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or such Issuing Bank or such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s holding company for any such reduction suffered.
(c)A certificate of a Lender or an Issuing Bank setting forth in reasonable detail the amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Lender or such Issuing Bank or its holding company, as applicable, as specified in paragraph (a) or (b) of this Section and the calculation thereof shall be delivered to the Borrower and shall be conclusive absent manifest error. The Borrower shall pay such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as applicable, the amount shown as due on any such certificate within 30 days after receipt thereof.
(d)Failure or delay on the part of any Lender or any Issuing Bank to demand compensation pursuant to this Section shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s right to demand such compensation; provided that the Borrower shall not be required to compensate a Lender or an Issuing Bank pursuant to this Section for any increased costs or expenses incurred or reductions suffered more than 180 days prior to the date that such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as applicable, notifies the Borrower of the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or expenses or reductions and of such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s intention to claim compensation therefor; provided, further, that, if the Change in Law giving
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rise to such increased costs or expenses or reductions is retroactive, then the 180-day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof.
(e)Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, no Lender shall demand compensation for any increased cost or reduction pursuant to this Section unless such Lender has certified in writing to the Borrower that it is the general policy or practice of such Lender to demand such compensation in similar circumstances from similarly-situated borrowers.
SECTION 2.16    Break Funding Payments. In the event of (a) the payment of any principal of any Term Benchmark Loan other than on the last day of an Interest Period applicable thereto (including as a result of an Event of Default), (b) the conversion of any Term Benchmark Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto, (c) the failure to borrow, convert, continue or prepay any Term Benchmark Loan on the date specified in any notice delivered pursuant hereto (whether or not such notice may be revoked in accordance with the terms hereof) or (d) the assignment of any Term Benchmark Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto as a result of a request by the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.19(b) or 9.02(c), then, in any such event, the Borrower shall compensate each Lender for the loss, cost and expense attributable to such event. In the case of a Term Benchmark Loan, such loss, cost or expense to any Lender shall be deemed to include an amount determined by such Lender to be the excess, if any, of (i) the amount of interest that would have accrued on the principal amount of such Loan had such event not occurred, at the applicable Term Benchmark, as the case may be, that would have been applicable to such Loan (but not including the Applicable Rate applicable thereto), for the period from the date of such event to the last day of the then current Interest Period therefor (or, in the case of a failure to borrow, convert or continue, for the period that would have been the Interest Period for such Loan), over (ii) the amount of interest that would accrue on such principal amount for such period at the interest rate that such Lender would bid were it to bid, at the commencement of such period, for dollar deposits of a comparable amount and period from other banks in the London interbank market. A certificate of any Lender setting forth in reasonable detail any amount or amounts that such Lender is entitled to receive pursuant to this Section, and showing the calculation thereof, shall be delivered to the Borrower and shall be conclusive absent manifest error. The Borrower shall pay such Lender the amount shown as due on any such certificate within 30 days after receipt thereof.
SECTION 2.17    Taxes.
(a)Payment Free of Taxes. All payments by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party under this Agreement or any other Loan Document shall be made without deduction or withholding for any Taxes, except as required by applicable Requirement of Law. If any applicable Requirement of 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 Requirement of Law and, if such Tax is an Indemnified Tax, then the sum payable by the 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 2.17) the applicable Lender (or, in the case of a payment made to the Administrative Agent for its own account, the Administrative Agent) receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deduction or withholding been made.
(b)Payment of Other Taxes by the Loan Parties. The Loan Parties shall timely pay to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable Requirement of Law, or at the option of the Administrative Agent reimburse it for the payment of, any Other Taxes.
(c)Evidence of Payment. As soon as practicable after any payment of Taxes by any Loan Party to a Governmental Authority pursuant to this Section 2.17, such 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.
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(d)Indemnification by the Loan Parties. The 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 2.17) 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)Status of Lenders. Any Lender that is entitled to an exemption from, or reduction of, withholding Tax with respect to any payment made under this Agreement or any other 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 Requirement of Law or reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will enable the Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding two sentences, the completion, execution and submission of such documentation (other than such documentation set forth in Section 2.17(e)(ii)(A), 2.17(e)(ii)(B) or 2.17(e)(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:
(A)any Lender that is a U.S. Person shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent on or prior to the date on which such Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed copies of IRS Form W-9 certifying that such Lender is exempt from U.S. Federal backup withholding Tax;
(B)any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally eligible to do so, deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent 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), two of whichever of the following is applicable:
(1)in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of an income tax treaty to which the United States is a party, executed originals of IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to such tax treaty;
(2)executed originals of IRS Form W-8ECI;
(3)in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under Section 881(c) of the Code, (x) a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit J-1 to the effect that such Foreign Lender is not a “bank” within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, a “10-percent shareholder” of the Borrower within the meaning of Section 871(h)(3)(B) of the Code or a “controlled foreign corporation” described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code that no payments in connection with any Loan Document are effectively connected with a U.S. trade or business (a “U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate”) and (y) executed originals of IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E; or
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(4)to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the beneficial owner (for example, where the Lender is a partnership, or is a participating Lender), executed originals of IRS Form W-8IMY, accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI, IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit J-2 or Exhibit J-3, IRS Form W-9 and/or another certification document from each beneficial owner, as applicable; provided that if the Foreign Lender is a partnership (and not a participating Lender) 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 J-4 on behalf of such direct or indirect partner(s);
(C)any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally eligible to do so, deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed originals of any other form prescribed by applicable law as a basis for claiming exemption from, or a reduction in, U.S. Federal withholding Tax, duly completed, together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by applicable Requirement of 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 this Agreement or any other Loan Document would be subject to U.S. Federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), such Lender shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by Requirement of Law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by applicable Requirement of Law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for the Borrower and the Administrative Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA, to determine whether such Lender has complied with such Lender’s obligations under FATCA and to determine the amount, if any, to deduct and withhold from such payment. Solely for purposes of this Section 2.17(e)(ii)(D), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the Effective Date.
Each Lender agrees that if any documentation it previously delivered expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect, it shall update such documentation or promptly notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent in writing of its legal ineligibility to do so. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section 2.17, a Lender shall not be required to provide any documentation pursuant to this Section 2.17(e) that such Lender is not legally eligible to provide.
Each Lender hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to deliver to the Loan Parties and to any successor Administrative Agent any documentation provided by such Lender to the Administrative Agent pursuant to this Section 2.17(e).
(f)Treatment of Certain Refunds. If any Recipient determines, in its sole discretion exercised in good faith, that it has received a refund of any Taxes as to which it has been indemnified pursuant to this Section 2.17 (including by the payment of additional amounts paid pursuant to this Section 2.17), it shall pay to the indemnifying Loan Party an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made under this Section 2.17 with respect to the Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all out-of-pocket expenses (including Taxes) of such Recipient and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund). Such indemnifying Loan Party, upon the request of such Recipient, shall repay to such Recipient the amount paid over pursuant to this Section 2.17(f) (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) in the event that such
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Recipient is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 2.17(f), in no event will any Recipient be required to pay any amount to any indemnifying Loan Party pursuant to this Section 2.17(f) the payment of which would place such Recipient in a less favorable net after-Tax position than such Recipient would have been in if the Tax subject to indemnification and giving rise to such refund had not been deducted or withheld and the indemnification payments or additional amounts in respect of such Tax had never been paid. This Section 2.17(f) shall not be construed to require any Recipient to make available its Tax returns (or any other information relating to its Taxes that it deems confidential) to any Loan Party or any other Person.
(g)For purposes of this Section 2.17, the term “Lender” includes any Issuing Bank.
SECTION 2.18    Payments Generally; Pro Rata Treatment; Sharing of Setoffs; Application of Proceeds.
(a)Except with respect to principal of and interest on Loans denominated in an Alternative Currency, the Borrower shall make each payment or prepayment required to be made by it hereunder (whether of principal, interest, fees or reimbursement of LC Disbursements, or of amounts payable under Section 2.15, 2.16 or 2.17, or otherwise) in dollars prior to 1:00 p.m., New York City time, on the date when due or the date fixed for any prepayment hereunder and (ii) all payments with respect to principal and interest on Loans denominated in an Alternative Currency shall be made in such Alternative Currency not later than the Applicable Time specified by the Administrative Agent on the dates specified herein, in each case, in immediately available funds, without setoff, recoupment or counterclaim. Any amounts received after such time on any date may, in the discretion of the Administrative Agent, be deemed to have been received on the next succeeding Business Day for purposes of calculating interest thereon. All such payments shall be made to such account or accounts as may be specified by the Administrative Agent, except that payments required to be made directly to any Issuing Bank shall be so made, payments pursuant to Sections 2.15, 2.16, 2.17 and 9.03 shall be made directly to the Persons entitled thereto and payments pursuant to other Loan Documents shall be made to the Persons specified therein. The Administrative Agent shall distribute any such payment received by it for the account of any other Person to the appropriate recipient promptly following receipt thereof. If any payment under this Agreement or any other Loan Document shall be due on a day that is not a Business Day, the date for payment shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day and, in the case of any payment accruing interest, interest thereon shall be payable for the period of such extension. All payments hereunder of principal or interest in respect of any Loan or LC Disbursement shall, except as otherwise expressly provided herein, be made in the currency of such Loan or LC Disbursement; all other payments hereunder and under each other Loan Document shall be made in dollars.
(b)If at any time insufficient funds are received by and available to the Administrative Agent to pay fully all amounts of principal, unreimbursed LC Disbursements, interest and fees then due hereunder, such funds shall be applied (i) first, towards payment of interest and fees then due to such parties, and (ii) second, towards payment of principal and unreimbursed LC Disbursements then due hereunder, ratably among the parties entitled thereto in accordance with the amounts of principal and unreimbursed LC Disbursements then due to such parties.
(c)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 Revolving Loans, Term Loans or participations in LC Disbursements resulting in such Lender receiving payment of a greater proportion of the aggregate amount of its Revolving Loans, Term Loans and participations in LC Disbursements and accrued interest thereon than the proportion received by any other Lender, then the Lender receiving such greater proportion shall notify the Administrative Agent of such fact and shall purchase (for cash at face value) participations in the Revolving Loans, Term Loans and participations in LC Disbursements of other Lenders to the extent necessary so that the aggregate amount of all such payments shall be shared by the Lenders ratably in accordance with the aggregate amount of principal of and accrued interest on their respective Revolving Loans, Term Loans and participations in LC Disbursements; 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
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and the purchase price restored to the extent of such recovery, without interest, and (ii) the provisions of this paragraph shall not be construed to apply to any payment made by the Borrower pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement or 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 LC Disbursements to any Eligible Assignee, to the Borrower or any Subsidiary or other Affiliate thereof in a transaction that complies with the terms of Section 9.04(e) or (f), as applicable. 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. For purposes of clause (b) of the definition of “Excluded Taxes”, a Lender that acquires a participation pursuant to this Section 2.18(c) shall be treated as having acquired such participation on the earlier date on which such Lender acquired the applicable interest in the commitment and/or Loan to which such participation relates.
(d)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 any of the Lenders or the Issuing Banks hereunder that the Borrower will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that the Borrower has made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may, in reliance upon such assumption and in its sole discretion, distribute to the applicable Lenders or the Issuing Banks, as applicable, the amount due. In such event, if the Borrower has not in fact made such payment, then each of the applicable Lenders or the Issuing Banks, as applicable, severally agrees to repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand the 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 Effective Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.
(e)If any Lender shall fail to make any payment required to be made by it pursuant to Section 2.05(d) or (e), 2.06(a) or (b), 2.18(d) or 9.03(d), then the Administrative Agent may, in its discretion (notwithstanding any contrary provision hereof), (i) apply any amounts thereafter received by the Administrative Agent for the account of such Lender to satisfy such Lender’s obligations in respect of such payment until all such unsatisfied obligations have been discharged and/or (ii) hold any such amounts in a segregated account as cash collateral for, and application to, any future funding obligations of such Lender under any such Section, in the case of each of clauses (i) and (ii) above, in any order as determined by the Administrative Agent in its discretion.
(f)All proceeds of Collateral and all other amounts received by the Administrative Agent after an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and all or any portion of the Loans shall have been accelerated hereunder pursuant to Section 7.01, shall, upon election by the Administrative Agent or at the direction of the Required Lenders, be applied, first, on a pro rata basis, to pay any fees, indemnities, or expense reimbursements then due to the Administrative Agent, second, to pay interest due and payable in respect of any Loans, on a pro rata basis, third, to the payment of any other Obligation due to the Administrative Agent or any Secured Party on a pro rata basis, and fourth, to the Borrower or as the Borrower shall direct.
SECTION 2.19    Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders.
(a)If any Lender requests compensation under Section 2.15, or if any Loan Party is required to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender or to any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 2.17, then such Lender shall (at the request of the Borrower) use commercially reasonable efforts to designate a different lending office for funding or booking its Loans hereunder or to assign and delegate its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices, branches or Affiliates, if, in the judgment of such Lender, such designation or assignment and delegation (i) would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 2.15 or 2.17, as applicable, in the future and (ii) would not subject such Lender to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not be inconsistent with its
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internal policies or otherwise be disadvantageous to such Lender in any material respect. The Borrower hereby agrees to pay all reasonable and documented costs and expenses incurred by any Lender in connection with any such designation or assignment and delegation.
(b)If (i) any Lender has requested compensation under Section 2.15, (ii) the Borrower is required to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 2.17, (iii) any Lender has become a Defaulting Lender or (iv) any Lender has become a Declining Lender under Section 2.22, then the Borrower may, at its sole expense and effort, upon notice to such Lender and the Administrative Agent, require such Lender to assign and delegate, without recourse (in accordance with and subject to the restrictions contained in Section 9.04), all its interests, rights (other than its existing rights to payments pursuant to Section 2.15 or 2.17) and obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents (or, in the case of any such assignment and delegation resulting from a Lender having become a Declining Lender, all its interests, rights and obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as a Lender of the applicable Class with respect to which such Lender is a Declining Lender) to an Eligible Assignee that shall assume such obligations (which assignee may be another Lender, if a Lender accepts such assignment and delegation); provided that (A) the Borrower shall have received the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent (and, if a Revolving Commitment is being assigned, each Issuing Bank), which consent shall not unreasonably be withheld or delayed, (B) such Lender shall have received payment of an amount equal to the outstanding principal of its Loans and participations in LC Disbursements, accrued interest thereon, accrued fees and all other amounts payable to it hereunder (including, if applicable, the prepayment fee pursuant to Section 2.11(g) (with such assignment being deemed to be an optional prepayment for purposes of determining the applicability of such Section)) (if applicable, in each case only to the extent such amounts relate to its interest as a Lender of a particular Class) from the assignee (in the case of such principal and accrued interest and fees (other than any fee payable pursuant to Section 2.11(g))) or the Borrower (in the case of all other amounts (including any fee payable pursuant to Section 2.11(g))), (C) the Borrower or such assignee shall have paid to the Administrative Agent the processing and recordation fee specified in Section 9.04(b), (D) in the case of any such assignment and delegation resulting from a claim for compensation under Section 2.15 or payments required to be made pursuant to Section 2.17, such assignment will result in a reduction in such compensation or payments and (E) such assignment does not conflict with applicable law. A Lender shall not be required to make any such assignment and delegation if, prior thereto, as a result of a waiver or consent by such Lender or otherwise (including as a result of any action taken by such Lender under paragraph (a) above), the circumstances entitling the Borrower to require such assignment and delegation have ceased to apply.
SECTION 2.20    Defaulting Lenders. Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then the following provisions shall apply for so long as such Lender is a Defaulting Lender:
(a)in the case of a Defaulting Lender that is a Revolving Lender, commitment fees shall cease to accrue on the unfunded portion of the Revolving Commitment of such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.12(a);
(b)the Loans and Commitments of such Defaulting Lender shall not be included in determining whether the Required Lenders or any other requisite Lenders have taken or may take any action hereunder or under any other Loan Document (including any consent to any amendment, waiver or other modification pursuant to Section 9.02); provided that any amendment, waiver or other modification requiring the consent of all Lenders or all Lenders affected thereby shall, except as otherwise provided in Section 9.02, require the consent of such Defaulting Lender in accordance with the terms hereof;
(c)in the case of a Defaulting Lender that is a Revolving Lender, if any LC Exposure exists at the time such Revolving Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then:
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(i)all or any part of the LC Exposure (other than any portion thereof attributable to unreimbursed LC Disbursements with respect to which such Defaulting Lender shall have funded its participation as contemplated by Sections 2.05(e) and 2.05(f)) of such Defaulting Lender shall be reallocated among the Non-Defaulting Revolving Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentages but only to the extent that the sum of all Non-Defaulting Revolving Lenders’ Revolving Exposures plus such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure does not exceed the sum of all Non-Defaulting Revolving Lenders’ Revolving Commitments; provided that no reallocation under this clause (ii) shall constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder against a Defaulting Lender arising from that Lender having become a Defaulting Lender, including any claim of a Non-Defaulting Revolving Lender as a result of such Non-Defaulting Revolving Lender’s increased exposure following such reallocation;
(ii)if the reallocation described in clause (i) above cannot, or can only partially, be effected, the Borrower shall within one Business Day following notice by the Administrative Agent cash collateralize for the benefit of the Issuing Banks the portion of such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure that has not been reallocated in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 2.05(i) for so long as such LC Exposure is outstanding;
(iii)if the Borrower cash collateralizes any portion of such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure pursuant to clause (ii) above, the Borrower shall not be required to pay participation fees to such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.12(b) with respect to such portion of such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure for so long as such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure is cash collateralized;
(iv)if any portion of the LC Exposure of such Defaulting Lender is reallocated pursuant to clause (i) above, then the fees payable to the Lenders pursuant to Sections 2.12(a) and 2.12(b) shall be adjusted to give effect to such reallocation; and
(v)if all or any portion of such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure is neither reallocated nor cash collateralized pursuant to clause (i) or (ii) above, then, without prejudice to any rights or remedies of any Issuing Bank or any other Lender hereunder, all participation fees payable under Section 2.12(b) with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure shall be payable to the Issuing Banks (and allocated among them ratably based on the amount of such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure attributable to Letters of Credit issued by each Issuing Bank) until and to the extent that such LC Exposure is reallocated and/or cash collateralized; and
(d)so long as such Lender is a Defaulting Lender, in the case of a Defaulting Lender that is a Revolving Lender, no Issuing Bank shall be required to issue, amend, renew or extend any Letter of Credit unless it is satisfied that the related exposure and the Defaulting Lender’s then outstanding LC Exposure will be fully covered by the Revolving Commitments of the Non-Defaulting Revolving Lenders and/or cash collateral provided by the Borrower in accordance with Section 2.20(c), and participating interests in any such issued, amended, renewed or extended Letter of Credit will be allocated among the Non-Defaulting Revolving Lenders in a manner consistent with Section 2.20(c)(i) (and such Defaulting Lender shall not participate therein).
In the event that (i) a Bankruptcy Event or a Bail-In Action with respect to a direct or indirect parent company of a Lender shall occur following the Effective Date and for so long as such Bankruptcy Event or Bail-In Action shall continue or (ii) any applicable Issuing Bank has a good faith belief that any Lender has defaulted in fulfilling its obligations under one or more other agreements in which such Lender commits to extend credit, such Issuing Bank shall not be required to issue, amend, renew or extend any Letter of Credit, unless such Issuing Bank shall have entered into arrangements with the Borrower or the applicable Revolving Lender, satisfactory to such Issuing Bank to defease any risk to it in respect of such Lender hereunder.
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In the event that the Administrative Agent, the Borrower and each applicable Issuing Bank each agrees that a Defaulting Lender has adequately remedied all matters that caused the applicable Lender to be a Defaulting Lender, then the LC Exposure of the Revolving Lenders shall be readjusted to reflect the inclusion of such Lender’s Revolving Commitment and on such date such Lender shall purchase at par such of the Revolving Loans of the other Revolving Lenders as the Administrative Agent shall determine may be necessary in order for such Lender to hold such Revolving Loans in accordance with its Applicable Percentage; provided that no adjustments will be made retroactively with respect to fees accrued or payments made by or on behalf of the Borrower while such Lender was a Defaulting Lender; provided further that, except as otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties, no change hereunder from a Defaulting Lender to a non-Defaulting Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from such Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender.
SECTION 2.21    Incremental Extensions of Credit.
(a)At any time and from time to time, commencing on the Effective Date and ending on the Latest Maturity Date, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Borrower may, by notice to the Administrative Agent (whereupon the Administrative Agent shall promptly deliver a copy to each of the Lenders), request (i) to add one or more additional tranches of term loans or increase any existing tranche of term loans (the “Incremental Term Loans”) or (ii) solely during the Revolving Availability Period, one or more increases in the aggregate amount of the Revolving Commitments (each such increase, a “Revolving Commitment Increase” and, together with the Incremental Term Loans, the “Incremental Facilities” and the Incremental Facilities together with any Alternative Incremental Facility Debt, the “Incremental Extensions of Credit”), in an aggregate principal amount, when taken together with the principal amount of any Alternative Incremental Facility Debt incurred pursuant to Section 6.01(p), not to exceed (v) after the Restatement Effective Date, $250,000,000 (less the aggregate principal amount of Incremental Extensions of Credit incurred pursuant to this Section 2.21(a) and any Alternative Incremental Facility Debt incurred pursuant to Section 6.01(p) prior the date of such incurrence), plus (w) an amount equal to the aggregate principal amount of Revolving Commitment Increases that are incurred to replace Non-Consenting Lenders pursuant to Section 9.02(c) in an amount equal to the Revolving Commitments held by such Non-Consenting Lenders, plus (x) the aggregate principal amount of Loans and/or Commitments hereunder that are refinanced with an Incremental Facility with a longer dated maturity, plus (y) to the extent not financed using the proceeds of Long-Term Indebtedness, (i) the principal amount of any permanent reductions of the Revolving Commitments and (ii) the principal amount of any voluntary prepayments, buy-backs and repurchases of any Class of Term Loans, plus (z) an additional amount if, after giving effect to the incurrence of such additional amount and the application of the proceeds therefrom (and assuming that the full amount of such Incremental Extensions of Credit has been funded on such date) (i) in the case of any Indebtedness secured by a Lien on the Collateral that is pari passu with any Lien on the Collateral securing the Loan Document Obligations, the First Lien Leverage Ratio, determined on a Pro Forma Basis as of such date, is equal to or less than 1.50 to 1.00 (but, for this purpose, determined without deduction of any cash proceeds received by the Borrower from the incurrence of such Incremental Extension of Credit) or (ii) in the case of any Indebtedness that is unsecured, the Borrower is in compliance with the covenants contained in Sections 6.12 and Section 6.13 on a Pro Forma Basis as of such date (but, for this purpose, determined without deduction of any cash proceeds received by the Borrower from the incurrence of such Incremental Extension of Credit) (it being understood that (1) Incremental Facilities may be incurred under one or more of clauses (v), (w), (x), (y) and/or (z) above as selected by the Borrower in its sole discretion, and (2) if any Incremental Facilities are to be incurred under both clause (z) above and one or more of clauses (v), (w), (x) and (y) above in connection with a single transaction or series of related but substantially concurrent transactions, then the maximum amount available of Incremental Facilities (or portion of Incremental Facilities) to be incurred under clause (z) shall first be determined by calculating the incurrence under such clause (z) without giving effect to any Incremental Facilities (or portion of any Incremental Facilities) incurred (or to be incurred) under clauses (v), (w), (x) and (y) above and after such maximum amount under clause (z) has been determined, the amount of Incremental Facilities (or portion of Incremental Facilities) incurred (or to be incurred) under clauses (v), (w), (x) and (y) shall be determined); provided that, upon the effectiveness of each Incremental Facility Amendment, (A) no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or shall result therefrom (provided that in the event the proceeds of any Incremental Extension of
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Credit are used to finance any investment, acquisition, repayment of indebtedness or restricted payment permitted hereunder that requires an irrevocable prepayment or redemption notice, such condition precedent related to the absence of any Event of Default shall be that no Event of Default of the type set forth in Section 7.01(a), (b), (h) or (i) shall have occurred and be continuing), (B) the representations and warranties of the Borrower and each other Loan Party, as applicable, set forth in the Loan Documents would be true and correct in all material respects (or, in the case of representations and warranties qualified as to materiality, in all respects) on and as of the date of, and immediately after giving effect to, the incurrence of such Incremental Extension of Credit (provided that in the event the proceeds of any Incremental Extension of Credit are used to finance any investment permitted hereunder, such condition precedent related to the making and accuracy of such representations and warranties may be waived or limited as agreed between the Borrower and the Lenders providing such Incremental Extension of Credit, without the consent of any other Lenders) and (C) the Borrower shall have delivered a certificate of a Financial Officer to the effect set forth in clauses (A) and (B) above, together with reasonably detailed calculations demonstrating compliance with clause (z) above (which calculations shall, if made as of the last day of any fiscal quarter of the Borrower for which the Borrower has not delivered to the Administrative Agent the financial statements and certificate of a Financial Officer required to be delivered by Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b) and Section 5.01(c), respectively, be accompanied by a reasonably detailed calculation of Consolidated EBITDA for the relevant period). Each Class of Incremental Term Loans, and each Revolving Commitment Increase, shall be in an integral multiple of $5,000,000 and be in an aggregate principal amount that is not less than $10,000,000; provided that such amount may be less than $10,000,000 if such amount represents all the remaining availability under the aggregate principal amount of Incremental Extensions of Credit set forth above.
(b)The Incremental Facilities (i) shall rank pari passu in right of payment with the Obligations in respect of the Revolving Commitments and the Term B-1 Loans and may be secured on a pari passu basis with the Obligations in respect of the Revolving Commitment and the Term B-1 Loans, or may be unsecured and (ii) other than amortization, pricing and maturity date, shall be on terms and subject to conditions as agreed between the Borrower and the Lenders providing the applicable Incremental Extension of Credit (other than a Revolving Commitment Increase which shall have terms is set forth in clause (D) to the proviso below) and, to the extent such terms (other than with respect to maturity, amortization and pricing) are inconsistent with those governing the Term B-1 Loans (in the case of Incremental Term Loans), reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; provided that, (A) with respect to any Incremental Term Loans that (w) are in the form of floating rate term loans that are secured on a pari passu basis with the Loan Document Obligations, (x) require payment of interest in cash and (y) are scheduled to mature prior to the date that is one year after the Term B-1 Maturity Date, if the Weighted Average Yield relating to such Incremental Term Loans exceeds the Weighted Average Yield relating to any Class of existing Term B-1 Loans (after giving effect to any amendments to the applicable margin on such Class of existing Term Loans prior to the time that such Incremental Term Loans are made) immediately prior to the effectiveness of the applicable Incremental Facility Amendment by more than 0.50% per annum, then the Applicable Rate relating to such Class of existing Term Loans shall be adjusted so that the Weighted Average Yield relating to such Incremental Term Loans shall not exceed the Weighted Average Yield relating to such Class of existing Term B-1 Loans by more than 0.50% per annum (the “MFN Spread”), (B) any Incremental Term Loan shall not have (1) a final maturity date earlier than the Term B-1 Maturity Date or (2) a weighted average life to maturity that is shorter than the remaining weighted average life to maturity of the then-remaining Term B-1 Loans (determined without giving effect to any prepayments or AHYDO Catch-Up Payments); provided, that (x) any Incremental Term Loans in the form of a customary one year bridge loan that is convertible or exchangeable into, one or more other instruments meeting the requirements in this clause (B) and (y) Indebtedness with an aggregate outstanding principal amount of up to the greater of (1) $450,000,000 and (2) 100% of Consolidated EBITDA as of the last day of the Test Period most recently ended prior to the incurrence of such Indebtedness, in each case, shall not be required to satisfy the requirements in this clause (B), (C) any Incremental Term Loans may provide for the ability to participate (i) on a pro rata basis or non-pro rata basis in any voluntary prepayments of the Term Loans and (ii) on a pro rata basis or less than pro rata basis (but not on a greater than pro rata basis other than in the case of prepayment with Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness) in any mandatory prepayments of Term Loans, and (D) any Revolving Commitment Increase shall have the same terms as the then existing Revolving Commitments.
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(c)Each notice from the Borrower pursuant to this Section shall set forth the requested amount and proposed terms of the relevant Incremental Facility. Any additional bank, financial institution, existing Lender or other Person that elects to extend a commitment pursuant to any Incremental Facility shall be reasonably satisfactory to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (and, in the case of any Revolving Commitment Increase, each applicable Issuing Bank) (any such bank, financial institution, existing Lender or other Person being called an “Additional Lender”) and, if not already a Lender, shall become a Lender under this Agreement pursuant to an amendment (an “Incremental Facility Amendment”) to this Agreement and, as appropriate, the other Loan Documents, executed by the Borrower, such Additional Lender and the Administrative Agent. No Lender shall be obligated to provide any Incremental Facility unless it so agrees. Commitments in respect of any Incremental Facility shall become Commitments (or in the case of any Revolving Commitment Increase to be provided by an existing Revolving Lender, an increase in such Lender’s Revolving Commitment) under this Agreement upon the effectiveness of the applicable Incremental Facility Amendment. An Incremental Facility Amendment may, without the consent of any other Lenders (but, for the avoidance of doubt, with the consent of the Borrower), effect such amendments to this Agreement or to any other Loan Document as may be necessary or appropriate, in the opinion of the Administrative Agent, to effect the provisions of this Section (including to provide for voting provisions applicable to the Additional Lenders comparable to the provisions of clause (B) of the third proviso of Section 9.02(b)). The effectiveness of any Incremental Facility Amendment shall, unless otherwise agreed to by the Administrative Agent and the Additional Lenders, be subject to the satisfaction on the effective date thereof of each of the conditions set forth in clauses (a) and (b) of Section 4.02 (it being understood and agreed that all references to a Borrowing in clauses (a) and (b) of Section 4.02 shall be deemed to refer to the applicable Incremental Facility Amendment).
(d)On the date of effectiveness of any Revolving Commitment Increase, (i) the aggregate principal amount of Revolving Loans outstanding (the “Existing Revolving Borrowings”) immediately prior to the effectiveness of such Revolving Commitment Increase shall be deemed to be repaid, (ii) each Revolving Commitment Increase Lender that shall have had a Revolving Commitment prior to the effectiveness of such Revolving Commitment Increase shall pay to the Administrative Agent in same day funds an amount equal to the amount, if any, by which (A) (1) such Revolving Commitment Increase Lender’s Applicable Percentage (calculated after giving effect to the effectiveness of such Revolving Commitment Increase) multiplied by (2) the aggregate principal amount of the Resulting Revolving Borrowings (as hereinafter defined) exceeds (B) (1) such Revolving Commitment Increase Lender’s Applicable Percentage (calculated without giving effect to the effectiveness of such Revolving Commitment Increase) multiplied by (2) the aggregate principal amount of the Existing Revolving Borrowings, (iii) each Revolving Commitment Increase Lender that shall not have had a Revolving Commitment prior to the effectiveness of such Revolving Commitment Increase shall pay to Administrative Agent in same day funds an amount equal to (1) such Revolving Commitment Increase Lender’s Applicable Percentage (calculated after giving effect to the effectiveness of such Revolving Commitment Increase) multiplied by (2) the aggregate principal amount of the Resulting Revolving Borrowings, (iv) after the Administrative Agent receives the funds specified in clauses (ii) and (iii) above, the Administrative Agent shall pay to each Revolving Lender the portion of such funds that is equal to the amount, if any, by which (A) (1) such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Percentage (calculated without giving effect to the effectiveness of such Revolving Commitment Increase) multiplied by (2) the aggregate principal amount of the Existing Revolving Borrowings, exceeds (B) (1) such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Percentage (calculated after giving effect to the effectiveness of such Revolving Commitment Increase) multiplied by (2) the aggregate principal amount of the Resulting Revolving Borrowings, (v) after the effectiveness of such Revolving Commitment Increase, the Borrower shall be deemed to have made new Revolving Borrowings (the “Resulting Revolving Borrowings”) in an aggregate principal amount equal to the aggregate principal amount of the Existing Revolving Borrowings and of the Types and for the Interest Periods specified in a Borrowing Request delivered to the Administrative Agent in accordance with Section 2.03 (and the Borrower shall deliver such Borrowing Request), (vi) each Revolving Lender shall be deemed to hold its Applicable Percentage of each Resulting Revolving Borrowing (calculated after giving effect to the effectiveness of such Revolving Commitment Increase) and (vii) the Borrower shall pay each Revolving Lender any and all accrued but unpaid interest on its Loans comprising the Existing Revolving Borrowings. The deemed payments of the Existing Revolving Borrowings made pursuant to clause (i) above shall be subject to compensation by the Borrower pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.16 if the date of the effectiveness of such Revolving Commitment
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Increase occurs other than on the last day of the Interest Period relating thereto. Upon each Revolving Commitment Increase pursuant to this Section, each Revolving Lender immediately prior to such increase will automatically and without further act be deemed to have assigned to each Revolving Commitment Increase Lender, and each such Revolving Commitment Increase Lender will automatically and without further act be deemed to have assumed, a portion of such Revolving Lender’s participations hereunder in outstanding Letters of Credit, such that after giving effect to such Revolving Commitment Increase and each such deemed assignment and assumption of participations, the percentage of the aggregate outstanding participations hereunder in Letters of Credit and held by each Revolving Lender (including each such Revolving Commitment Increase Lender) will equal such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Percentage.
SECTION 2.22    Extension of Maturity Date.
(a)The Borrower may, by delivery of a written notice to the Administrative Agent (which shall promptly deliver a copy thereof to each of the Lenders of the applicable Class) not less than 30 days prior to the then-existing Maturity Date for the applicable Class of Commitments and/or Loans hereunder to be extended (the “Existing Maturity Date”), request that the Lenders of such class extend the Existing Maturity Date in accordance with this Section (each such request, a “Maturity Date Extension Request”). Each Maturity Date Extension Request shall (i) specify the applicable Class of Commitments and/or Loans hereunder to be extended, (ii) specify the date to which the applicable Maturity Date is sought to be extended, (iii) specify the changes, if any, to the Applicable Rate to be applied in determining the interest payable on the Loans of, and fees payable hereunder to, Consenting Lenders (as defined below) in respect of that portion of their Commitments and/or Loans extended to such new Maturity Date and the time as of which such changes will become effective (which may be prior to the Existing Maturity Date) and (iv) specify any other amendments or modifications to this Agreement to be effected in connection with such Maturity Date Extension Request; provided that no such changes or modifications requiring approvals pursuant to the provisos to Section 9.02(b) shall become effective prior to the Existing Maturity Date unless such other approvals have been obtained. In the event a Maturity Date Extension Request shall have been delivered by the Borrower, each Lender shall have the right to agree to the extension of the Existing Maturity Date and other matters contemplated thereby on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth therein (each Lender agreeing to the Maturity Date Extension Request being referred to herein as a “Consenting Lender” and each Lender not agreeing thereto being referred to herein as a “Declining Lender”), which right may be exercised by written notice thereof, delivered to the Borrower (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) not later than a day to be agreed upon by the Borrower and the Administrative Agent following the date on which the Maturity Date Extension Request shall have been delivered by the Borrower (it being understood and agreed that any Lender that shall have failed to exercise such right as set forth above shall be deemed to be a Declining Lender). If a Lender elects to extend only a portion of its then existing Commitment and/or Loans, it will be deemed for purposes hereof to be a Consenting Lender in respect of such extended portion and a Declining Lender in respect of the remaining portion of its Commitment and/or Loans, and the aggregate principal amount of each Type and currency of Loans of the applicable Class of such Lender shall be allocated ratably among the extended and non-extended portions of the Loans of such Lender based on the aggregate principal amount of such Loans so extended and not extended. If Consenting Lenders shall have agreed to such Maturity Date Extension Request in respect of Commitments and/or Loans held by them, then, subject to paragraph (d) of this Section, on the effective date thereof (the “Extension Effective Date”), (i) the Existing Maturity Date of the applicable Commitments and/or Loans shall, as to the Consenting Lenders, be extended to such date as shall be specified therein and (ii) the terms and conditions of the applicable Commitments and/or Loans of the Consenting Lenders (including interest and fees (including Letter of Credit fees) payable in respect thereof) shall be modified as agreed by the Borrower, the Consenting Lenders and the Administrative Agent.
(b)Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Borrower shall have the right, in accordance with the provisions of Sections 2.19(b) and 9.04, at any time prior to the Existing Maturity Date, to replace a Declining Lender with a Lender or other financial institution that will agree to such Maturity Date Extension Request, and any such replacement Lender shall for all purposes constitute a Consenting Lender in respect of the Commitment and/or Loans assigned to and assumed by it on and after the effective time of such replacement.
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(c)If a Maturity Date Extension Request has become effective hereunder:
(i)solely in respect of a Maturity Date Extension Request that has become effective in respect of the Revolving Commitments, not later than the fifth Business Day prior to the Existing Maturity Date, the Borrower shall make prepayments of Revolving Loans and shall provide cash collateral in respect of Letters of Credit in the manner set forth in Section 2.05(i), such that, after giving effect to such prepayments and such provision of cash collateral, the Total Revolving Exposure as of such date will not exceed the Revolving Commitments of the Consenting Lenders extended pursuant to this Section (and the Borrower shall not be permitted thereafter to request any Revolving Loan or any issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of a Letter of Credit if, after giving effect thereto, the Total Revolving Exposure would exceed the aggregate amount of the Revolving Commitments so extended);
(ii)solely in respect of a Maturity Date Extension Request that has become effective in respect of the Revolving Commitments, on the Existing Maturity Date, the Revolving Commitment of each Declining Lender shall, to the extent not assumed, assigned or transferred as provided in paragraph (b) of this Section, terminate, and the Borrower shall repay all the Revolving Loans of each Declining Lender, to the extent such Loans shall not have been so purchased, assigned and transferred, in each case together with accrued and unpaid interest and all fees and other amounts owing to such Declining Lender hereunder, it being understood and agreed that, subject to satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 4.02, such repayments may be funded with the proceeds of new Revolving Borrowings made simultaneously with such repayments, which such Revolving Borrowings shall be made ratably by the Consenting Lenders in accordance with their extended Revolving Commitments; and
(iii)solely in respect of a Maturity Date Extension Request that has become effective in respect of a Class of Term Loans, on the Existing Maturity Date, the Borrower shall repay all the Loans of such Class of each Declining Lender, to the extent such Loans shall not have been so purchased, assigned and transferred, in each case together with accrued and unpaid interest and all fees and other amounts owing to such Declining Lender hereunder, it being understood and agreed that, subject to satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 4.02, such repayments may be funded with the proceeds of new Revolving Borrowings made simultaneously with such repayments.
(d)Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Maturity Date Extension Request shall become effective hereunder unless, on the Extension Effective Date, the conditions set forth in clauses (a) and (b) of Section 4.02 shall be satisfied (with all references in such Section to a Borrowing being deemed to be references to such Maturity Date Extension Request) and the Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate to that effect dated such date and executed by a Financial Officer of the Borrower.
(e)Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, it is hereby agreed that no extension of an Existing Maturity Date in accordance with the express terms of this Section, or any amendment or modification of the terms and conditions of the Commitments and the Loans of the Consenting Lenders effected pursuant thereto, shall be deemed to (i) violate the last sentence of Section 2.08(c) or Section 2.18(b) or 2.18(c) or any other provision of this Agreement requiring the ratable reduction of Commitments or the ratable sharing of payments or (ii) require the consent of all Lenders or all affected Lenders under Section 9.02(b).
(f)The Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Consenting Lenders may enter into an amendment to this Agreement to effect such modifications as may be necessary to reflect the terms of any Maturity Date Extension Request that has become effective in accordance with the provisions of this Section.
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SECTION 2.23    Refinancing Facilities.
(a)The Borrower may, on one or more occasions, by written notice to the Administrative Agent, (A) obtain Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness in exchange for, or to extend, renew, replace, repurchase, retire or refinance, in whole or in part, any Class or Classes of existing Term Loans as selected by the Borrower or (B) obtain Refinancing Revolving Indebtedness in exchange for, or to extend, renew, replace, repurchase, retire or refinance, in whole or in part, the existing Revolving Commitments. Each such notice shall specify the date (each, a “Refinancing Effective Date”) on which the Borrower proposes that such Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness or Refinancing Revolving Indebtedness shall be made, which shall be a date not less than five Business Days after the date on which such notice is delivered to the Administrative Agent; provided that:
(i)no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing at the time of incurrence of such Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness or Refinancing Revolving Indebtedness;
(ii)substantially concurrently with the incurrence of such (x) Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness, the Borrower shall repay or prepay then outstanding Term Borrowings of the applicable Class (together with any accrued but unpaid interest thereon and any prepayment premium with respect thereto) in an aggregate principal amount equal to the Net Proceeds of such Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness, and any such prepayment of Term Borrowings of such Class shall be applied to reduce the subsequent scheduled repayments of Term Borrowings of such Class to be made pursuant to Section 2.09(a) ratably and (y) Refinancing Revolving Indebtedness, the Borrower shall terminate the applicable Revolving Commitments being refinanced and repay the applicable outstanding Revolving Loans, and
(iii)such notice shall set forth, with respect to the Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness or Refinancing Revolving Indebtedness established thereby in the form of Refinancing Term Loans or Refinancing Revolving Commitments, as applicable, to the extent applicable, the following terms thereof: (a) the designation of such Refinancing Term Loans or Refinancing Revolving Commitments as a new “Class” for all purposes hereof, (b) the stated termination and maturity dates applicable to the Refinancing Term Loans or Refinancing Revolving Commitments of such Class, (c) amortization applicable thereto and the effect thereon of any prepayment of such Refinancing Term Loans, (d) the interest rate or rates applicable to the Refinancing Term Loans or Refinancing Revolving Commitments of such Class, (e) the fees applicable to the Refinancing Term Loans or Refinancing Revolving Commitments of such Class, (f) any original issue discount applicable thereto, (g) the initial Interest Period or Interest Periods applicable to Refinancing Term Loans or Refinancing Revolving Loans of such Class and (h) any voluntary or mandatory commitment reduction or prepayment requirements applicable to Refinancing Term Loans or Refinancing Revolving Commitments of such Class (which prepayment requirements may provide that such Refinancing Term Loans may participate in any mandatory prepayment on a pro rata basis with any Class of existing Term Loans, but may not provide for prepayment requirements that are materially more favorable to the Lenders holding such Refinancing Term Loans than to the Lenders holding such Class of Term Loans) and any restrictions on the voluntary or mandatory reductions or prepayments of Refinancing Term Loans or Refinancing Revolving Commitments of such Class.
(b)Any Lender or any other Eligible Assignee approached by the Borrower to provide all or a portion of the Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness or Refinancing Revolving Indebtedness may elect or decline, in its sole discretion, to provide any Refinancing Term Loan Indebtedness or Refinancing Revolving Indebtedness.
(c)Any Refinancing Term Loans or Refinancing Revolving Commitments shall be established pursuant to a Refinancing Facility Agreement executed and delivered by the Borrower, each Refinancing Term Lender or Refinancing Revolving Lender, as applicable, providing such Refinancing Term Loan or Refinancing Revolving Commitment and the Administrative Agent, which shall be consistent with the
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provisions set forth in clause (a) above (but which shall not require the consent of any other Lender). Each Refinancing Facility Agreement shall be binding on the Lenders, the Loan Parties and the other parties hereto and may effect amendments to the other Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, to effect provisions of this Section 2.23, including any amendments necessary to treat such Refinancing Term Loans or Refinancing Revolving Commitments as a new “Class” of loans hereunder. The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender as to the effectiveness of each Refinancing Facility Agreement.
SECTION 2.24    Sustainability Targets.
(a)The parties hereto acknowledge that the Sustainability Targets have not been determined and agreed as of the date of this Agreement and that Schedule 2.24 therefore has been intentionally left blank. The Borrower may at any time submit a request in writing to the Administrative Agent that this Agreement be amended to include the Sustainability Targets and other related provisions (including without limitation those provisions described in this Section 2.24), to be mutually agreed among the parties hereto in accordance with this Section 2.24 and Section 9.02 (such amendment, the “ESG Amendment”). Such request shall be accompanied by the proposed Sustainability Targets as prepared by the Borrower in consultation with the Sustainability Structuring Agent (as defined below), which shall be included as Schedule 2.24 (the “Sustainability Table”). The proposed ESG Amendment shall also (i) include the ESG Pricing Provisions (as defined below), (ii) identify a sustainability assurance provider, provided that any such sustainability assurance provider shall be a qualified external reviewer, independent of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, with relevant expertise, such as an auditor, environmental consultant and/or independent ratings agency of recognized national standing (the “Sustainability Assurance Provider”) and (iii) identify a Lender, determined in consultation with the Administrative Agent, as sustainability structuring agent (the “Sustainability Structuring Agent”).
(b)The Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Borrower shall in good faith enter into discussions to reach an agreement in respect of the proposed Sustainability Targets and Sustainability Assurance Provider, and any proposed incentives and penalties for compliance and noncompliance, respectively, with the Sustainability Targets, including any adjustments to the Applicable Rate (and/or the commitment fee rate therein) applicable to the Revolving Loans or Revolving Commitments (such provisions, collectively, the “ESG Pricing Provisions”); provided that the amount of any such adjustments made pursuant to an ESG Amendment shall not result in a decrease or an increase of more than (a) 0.01% in the commitment fee rate set forth in the definition of “Applicable Rate” and/or (b) 0.05% in the Applicable Rate for Revolving Loans set forth in the definition of “Applicable Rate” during any fiscal year, which pricing adjustments shall be applied in accordance with the terms as further described in the ESG Pricing Provisions; provided further that (i) in no event shall any of the Applicable Rate be less than 0% at any time, (ii) for the avoidance of doubt, such pricing adjustments shall not be cumulative year-over-year, and each applicable adjustment shall only apply until the date on which the next adjustment is due to take place and (iii) for the avoidance of doubt, no pricing adjustments shall apply to the rate applicable to any Term Loans. The ESG Amendment (including the ESG Pricing Provisions) will become effective on or after 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the tenth (10th) Business Days after the date notice of such ESG Amendment 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 Document so long as the Administrative Agent has not received, by such time, written notice of objection to such ESG Amendment from Lenders comprising the Required Revolving Lenders.
(c)Following the effectiveness of the ESG Amendment, any amendment or other modification to the ESG Pricing Provisions which does not have the effect of reducing the Applicable Rate to a level not otherwise permitted by this Section 2.24 shall be subject only to the consent of the Required Revolving Lenders.
As used in this Section 2.24, “Sustainability Targets” means specified key performance indicators with respect to certain environmental, social and governance targets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries.
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ARTICLE III

Representations and Warranties
The Borrower (with respect to itself and, where applicable, its respective Subsidiaries) represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent, each of the Issuing Banks and each of the Lenders that:
SECTION 3.01    Organization; Powers. The Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary (a) is duly organized, validly existing and, to the extent that such concept is applicable in the relevant jurisdiction, in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its organization except, in the case of any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party, to the extent the failure of such Restricted Subsidiary to be in good standing would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, (b) has all requisite power and authority, and the legal right, to carry on its business as now conducted and as proposed to be conducted, and (c) except where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, is qualified to do business in, and, to the extent that such concept is applicable in the relevant jurisdiction, is in good standing in, every jurisdiction where such qualification is required.
SECTION 3.02    Authorization; Due Execution and Delivery; Enforceability. Each Loan Party has all requisite power and authority to execute, deliver and perform its obligations under each Loan Document to which it is a party. The execution, delivery and performance by each Loan Party of each Loan Document to which such Person is a party have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or other organizational action and, if required, action by the holders of such Loan Party’s Equity Interests. This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by the Borrower and constitutes, and each other Loan Document to which any Loan Party is to be a party, when executed and delivered by such Loan Party, will constitute, a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Borrower or such Loan Party, as applicable, enforceable against such Person in accordance with its terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent conveyance, reorganization, moratorium or other laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and subject to general principles of equity, regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law and an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.
SECTION 3.03    Governmental Approvals; No Conflicts. The execution, delivery and performance by each Loan Party of each Loan Document to which such Person is a party (a) as of the date such Loan Document is executed, will not require any consent or approval of, registration or filing with, or any other action by, any Governmental Authority, except such as have been obtained or made and are in full force and effect and except (i) filings necessary to perfect Liens created under the Loan Documents, (ii) consents, approvals, registrations or filings which have been obtained or made and are in full force and effect or (iii) where failure to obtain such consent or approval, or make such registration or filing, in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, (b) will not violate any Requirement of Law applicable to the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, (c) will not violate or result (alone or with notice or lapse of time or both) in a default under any indenture, agreement or other instrument binding upon the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary or their respective assets, or give rise to a right thereunder to require any payment, repurchase or redemption to be made by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary or give rise to a right of, or result in, termination, cancelation or acceleration of any obligation thereunder, except with respect to any violation, default, payment, repurchase, redemption, termination, cancellation or acceleration that would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect and (d) will not result in the creation or imposition of any Lien on any asset now owned or hereafter acquired by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, except Liens created under the Loan Documents.
SECTION 3.04    Financial Condition; No Material Adverse Change.
(a)The Borrower has heretofore furnished to the Administrative Agent the Borrower’s consolidated balance sheets and the related consolidated statements of operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows as of and for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2021, December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, audited and reported on by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, independent public accountants (without a
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“going concern” or like qualification, exception or statement and without any qualification or exception as to the scope of such audit other than with respect to the Borrower’s internal controls over financial reporting for which an opinion as to effectiveness is not required). Such financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position and results of operations and cash flows of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis as of such dates and for such periods in accordance with GAAP consistently applied.
(b)No event, change or condition has occurred that has had, or would reasonably be expected to have, a Material Adverse Effect since December 31, 2021.
SECTION 3.05    Properties.
(a)The Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary has good and marketable title to, or valid leasehold interests in, all its property necessary for the conduct of its business (including the Mortgaged Properties), except for minor defects in title that do not interfere with its ability to conduct its business as currently conducted or as proposed to be conducted or to utilize such properties for their intended purposes. All such property is free and clear of Liens, other than Liens expressly permitted by Section 6.02.
(b)The Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary owns, or has secured the rights to use, all trademarks, trade names, copyrights, patents and other intellectual property material to its business as currently conducted or as are necessary at the time for its business as it is currently proposed to be conducted, and the operation of the respective businesses by the Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary does not infringe upon the rights of any other Person, except, in each case, for any such failures to own or have rights to use, or any such infringements that, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. No claim or litigation regarding any trademarks, trade names, copyrights, patents or other intellectual property owned or used by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary is pending or, to the Knowledge of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, threatened against the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary that, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
(c)As of the Restatement Effective Date, none of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary has received notice of, or has Knowledge of, any pending or contemplated condemnation proceeding affecting any Mortgaged Property or any sale or disposition thereof in lieu of condemnation. Neither any Mortgaged Property nor any interest therein is subject to any right of first refusal, option or other contractual right to purchase such Mortgaged Property or interest therein.
SECTION 3.06    Litigation and Environmental Matters.
(a)There are no actions, suits, investigations or proceedings at law or in equity or by or before any arbitrator or Governmental Authority pending against or, to the Knowledge of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, threatened against or affecting the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary or any business, property or rights (other than intellectual property rights, which are addressed in Section 3.05(b)) of any such Person (i) that could reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to result in a Material Adverse Effect or (ii) that involve any of the Loan Documents.
(b)Except with respect to any matters that, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, none of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary (i) has failed to comply with any Environmental Law or to obtain, maintain or comply with any permit, license or other approval required under any Environmental Law, (ii) has become subject to any Environmental Liability, (iii) has received notice of any claim with respect to any Environmental Liability, (iv) has any present or, to the Knowledge of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, past operations or properties subject to any federal, state or local investigation to determine whether any remedial action is needed to address any environmental pollution, Hazardous Material impacts or environmental clean-up, or (v) has any contingent liability with respect to any Release, environmental pollution or Hazardous Material impacts on any real property now or previously owned, leased or operated by it.
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SECTION 3.07    Compliance with Laws. The Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary is in compliance with all Requirements of Law, except where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.