Exhibit 10.1

Execution Version

FOURTH AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT

This FOURTH AMENDMENT to the Credit Agreement referred to below, dated as of July 30, 2021 (this “Fourth Amendment”) by and among HLF Financing SaRL, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Term Loan Borrower”), Herbalife Nutrition Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company incorporated with limited liability with company number 116838 and with its registered office at Maples Corporate Services Limited, P.O. Box 309, Ugland House, George Town, Grand Cayman, KY1-1104, Cayman Islands (“Parent”), Herbalife International Luxembourg S.à R.L., a Luxembourg private limited liability company (société à responsabilité limitée), existing and organized under the laws of Luxembourg, having its registered office at 16, Avenue de la Gare, L-1610 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and registered with the Luxembourg Register of Commerce and Companies (R.C.S. Luxembourg) under number B 88006 (“HIL”), Herbalife International, Inc., a Nevada corporation (“HII” and, together with Parent, the Term Loan Borrower and HIL, the “Revolver Borrowers”; the Revolver Borrowers, together with the Term Loan Borrower, are referred to herein as the “Borrowers”), certain subsidiaries of the Borrowers as Subsidiary Guarantors, the Term Loan A Lenders and the Revolving Credit Lenders under the Credit Agreement party hereto (consisting of at least the Required Pro Rata Facility Lenders (as defined in the Credit Agreement)) and Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., New York Branch (“Rabobank”) as Term Loan A Agent and Revolver Administrative Agent (each as defined in the Credit Agreement). Capitalized terms not otherwise defined in this Fourth Amendment have the same meanings as specified in the Amended Credit Agreement (as defined below).

RECITALS

WHEREAS, the Borrowers, the Subsidiary Guarantors, the several Lenders (as defined in the Credit Agreement) from time to time party thereto, Rabobank as the Term Loan A Agent and Revolver Administrative Agent and Jefferies Finance LLC, as the administrative agent for the Term Loan B Lenders and the Collateral Agent have entered into that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of August 16, 2018 (together with all exhibits and schedules attached thereto, as amended by the First Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of December 12, 2019, as further amended by the Second Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of March 19, 2020, as further amended by the Third Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of February 10, 2021, and as further amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified prior to the date hereof, the “Credit Agreement” and as amended by this Fourth Amendment, the “Amended Credit Agreement”);

WHEREAS, in connection with this Fourth Amendment, (i) Rabobank will act as a joint lead arranger, sole bookrunner and sustainability coordinator (the “Sustainability Coordinator”), (ii) Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. New York Branch, Bank of America, N.A., Citizens Bank, N.A., Citicorp North America, Inc., Fifth Third Bank, National Association, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and BBVA USA will act as joint lead arrangers, and (iii) Comerica Bank and Standard Chartered Bank will act as co-syndication agents. The sole bookrunner, each of the joint lead arrangers and each of the co-syndication agent in such capacities accept such appointment and will perform the duties and exercise the authority customarily associated with such roles.

WHEREAS, each Borrower, the undersigned Lenders which constitute the Required Pro Rata Facility Lenders and Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., New York Branch in its capacities as the Term Loan A Agent and the Revolver Administrative Agent (in such capacities together, the “Pro Rata Agent”) have agreed to amend the Credit Agreement as hereinafter set forth;


WHEREAS, each Term Loan A Lender and Revolving Credit Lender (the Term Loan A Lenders and Revolving Credit Lenders together, the “Pro Rata Lenders”) under the Credit Agreement immediately prior to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date (as defined below) (collectively, the “Existing Pro Rata Lenders”) that executes and delivers a signature page to this Fourth Amendment (the “Consenting Pro Rata Lenders”) hereby agree to the terms and conditions of this Fourth Amendment;

WHEREAS, each Existing Pro Rata Lender that fails to execute and return a signature page to this Fourth Amendment (each, a “Non-Consenting Pro Rata Lender”) shall, in accordance with Section 2.21(c) of the Credit Agreement, assign and delegate, without recourse (in accordance with Section 2.21(d) and Section 9.4 of the Credit Agreement), all of its interests, rights and obligations under the Credit Agreement and the related Loan Documents in respect of its existing Term A Loans, Revolving Credit Commitments and Revolving Credit Loans to an assignee that shall assume such obligations as specified in the applicable Master Assignment and Acceptance Agreement substantially in the form attached hereto as Annex A (a “Master Assignment”), as further set forth in this Fourth Amendment;

WHEREAS, each Loan Party party hereto (collectively, the “Reaffirming Parties”, and each, a “Reaffirming Party”) expects to realize substantial direct and indirect benefits as a result of this Fourth Amendment becoming effective and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby and agrees to reaffirm its obligations, guaranties and any security interests granted by it pursuant to the Credit Agreement, the Collateral Documents, and the other Loan Documents to which it is a party;

WHEREAS, in addition to the foregoing, pursuant to Section 2.23(a) of the Credit Agreement, (i) the Term Loan Borrower has provided to the Term Loan A Agent, and this Fourth Amendment shall be deemed to constitute, a request to incur additional Term Loans under the Term Loan A Facility in an aggregate principal amount of $41,191,406.22 as an Incremental Term Loan A Facility (the “Additional Term A Loans” and, the commitments with respect thereto, the “Additional Term Loan A Commitments”) on terms identical to those applicable to the existing Term Loan A Facility (including pricing terms (other than original issue discount or upfront fees), tenor, rights of payment and prepayment and right of security), as amended by this Fourth Amendment and (ii) the Revolver Borrowers have provided to the Revolver Administrative Agent, and this Fourth Amendment shall be deemed to constitute, a request to incur an increase in the Revolving Credit Commitments in an aggregate principal amount of $47,500,000.00 as an Incremental Revolving Increase (the “Additional Revolving Commitments”, together with Additional Term Loan A Commitments, the “Additional Commitments”; and the Revolving Credit Loans made pursuant to the Additional Revolving Commitments, the “Additional Revolving Loans”) on terms identical to those applicable to the existing Revolving Credit Facility (including as to pricing (other than original issue discount or upfront fees), tenor, rights of payment and prepayment and right of security), as amended by this Fourth Amendment. The Term Loan Borrower has requested that such Additional Term A Loan be provided by banks or other financial institutions that become Lenders or are existing Lenders under the Credit Agreement (each such Person committing to provide and providing any such Additional Term A Loan on the Fourth

 

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Amendment Effective Date being referred to herein as an “Incremental Term Loan A Lender”). Further, the Revolver Borrowers have requested that such Additional Revolving Commitments be provided by banks or other financial institutions that become Lenders or are existing Lenders under the Credit Agreement (each such Person committing to provide and providing any such Additional Revolving Commitments on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date being referred to herein as an “Incremental Revolving Credit Lender”, together with each Incremental Term Loan A Lender, the “Incremental Lenders”);

WHEREAS, each Person listed on Schedule I hereto as an Incremental Lender is willing to provide an Additional Commitment in the amount set forth on Schedule I hereto on the terms and conditions hereof;

WHEREAS, (a) the Incremental Lenders agreeing to make the Additional Term A Loans and Additional Revolving Commitments are willing to grant the extension of credit contemplated hereby, on the terms and subject to the conditions of this Fourth Amendment and (b) to the extent such consent is required, the Pro Rata Agent consents to each of the Incremental Lenders being Lenders, each of the Incremental Term Loan A Lenders being Term Loan A Lenders, and each of the Incremental Revolving Credit Lenders being Revolving Credit Lenders, under the Credit Agreement; and

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the covenants and 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:

SECTION 1.    Amendments to Credit Agreement.

(a)    The Credit Agreement is, effective as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, and subject to the satisfaction of the conditions precedent set forth in SECTION 3 below, hereby amended to delete the stricken text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: stricken text) and insert the added text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: added text) as shown in Exhibit A hereto.

(b)    Amendment to Schedule 2.1. Schedule 2.1 to the Credit Agreement is hereby amended and restated in the form attached as Schedule II hereto.

(c)    Exhibit L. A new Exhibit L (Form of Sustainability Compliance Certificate) is hereby added to the Credit Agreement in the form attached as Schedule Exhibit B hereto.

(d)    Exhibit M. A new Exhibit M (Form of Sustainability Proposal) is hereby added to the Credit Agreement in the form attached as Schedule Exhibit C hereto.

SECTION 2.    Continuation of Existing Loans; Non-Consenting Pro Rata Lenders; Other Terms and Agreements.

(a)    Consenting Pro Rata Lenders. Each Existing Pro Rata Lender executing and delivering a signature page to this Fourth Amendment thereby consents and agrees to this Fourth Amendment.

 

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(b)    Non-Consenting Pro Rata Lenders. The applicable Borrower hereby gives notice to each Non-Consenting Pro Rata Lender, if any, that, upon receipt of executed signature pages to this Fourth Amendment from the Existing Pro Rata Lenders constituting the Required Pro Rata Facility Lenders, if such Non-Consenting Pro Rata Lender has not executed and delivered a signature page to this Fourth Amendment, such Non-Consenting Pro Rata Lender shall, pursuant to Section 2.21(d) of the Credit Agreement, execute or be deemed to have executed a counterpart of the Master Assignment and shall in accordance therewith sell its Assigned Interest as specified in the Master Assignment. Pursuant to the Master Assignment, each Non-Consenting Pro Rata Lender shall sell and assign the principal amount of its Assigned Interest as set forth in Schedule I to the Master Assignment, as such Schedule is completed by the Pro Rata Agent on or prior to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, to Rabobank, as assignee (acting through any of its affiliates as it deems appropriate, in such capacity the “Replacement Lender”) under such Master Assignment, solely upon the consent and acceptance by the Replacement Lender. The Replacement Lender shall be deemed to have consented to this Fourth Amendment with respect to such purchased Loans at the time of such assignment.

(c)    Each Incremental Lender hereby agrees (a) to make Additional Term A Loans and Additional Revolving Commitments, as applicable, to the Borrowers on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date in aggregate principal amounts as set forth on Schedule I hereto and, when combined with the existing Term A Loans and existing Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, held by such Incremental Lender immediately prior to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, as set forth on Schedule II hereto and (b) to become a party (if not already a party) to the Credit Agreement as amended by this Amendment; provided that, such commitments and obligations to make Additional Term A Loans and Additional Revolving Commitments are several and no Incremental Lender shall be responsible for any other Incremental Lender’s failure to make such Additional Term A Loans or Additional Revolving Commitments, as applicable.

(d)    Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein and in the Credit Agreement, each Issuing Bank whose signature page appears below irrevocably agrees to the terms of this Fourth Amendment and the Amended Credit Agreement.

(e)    Notwithstanding anything in the Credit Agreement to the contrary, any Letter of Credit outstanding on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date shall be deemed to be outstanding under the Amended Credit Agreement as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, and the LC Exposure and participations in such Letters of Credit shall be reallocated among the Revolving Credit Lenders under the Amended Credit Agreement in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentages as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date.

(f)    The parties hereto hereby agree that, for all purposes under the Amended Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents, (i) the Additional Term A Loans will constitute Term A Loans and may be used for general corporate purposes, (ii) the Additional Revolving Credit Commitments will constitute Revolving Credit Commitments, (iii) the Additional Revolving Loans will constitute Revolving Credit Loans, (iv) each Incremental Term Loan A Lender will be a Term Loan A Lender, (v) each Incremental Revolving Credit Lender will be a Revolving Credit Lender and (vi) (x) the Additional Term A Loans funded on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date and the Term A Loans funded under the Credit Agreement on the Closing Date shall collectively constitute one and the same Class, and (y) the Additional Revolving Credit Commitments made on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date and the Revolving Credit Commitments under the Credit Agreement on the Closing Date shall collectively constitute one and the same Class.

 

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(g)    The Borrowers, each other Loan Party, the Issuing Bank whose signature page appears below and the Lenders whose signatures appear below authorize the Pro Rata Agent to (i) determine all amounts, percentages and other information with respect to the Revolving Credit Commitments and Revolving Credit Loans of each Revolving Credit Lender, which amounts, percentages and other information may be determined only upon receipt by the Pro Rata Agent of the signature pages of all Revolving Credit Lenders whose signatures appear below and (ii) enter and complete all such amounts, percentages and other information in the Amended Credit Agreement, as appropriate. The Pro Rata Agent’s determination and entry and completion shall be conclusive and shall be conclusive evidence of the existence, amounts, percentages and other information with respect to the obligations of the Borrowers under the Amended Credit Agreement, in each case, absent clearly demonstrable error. For the avoidance of doubt, the provisions of Article 8 and Section 9.3 of each of the Credit Agreement and the Amended Credit Agreement shall apply to any determination, entry or completion made by the Administrative Agent pursuant to this Section 2(g).

SECTION 3.    Conditions of Effectiveness. The effectiveness of this Fourth Amendment (including the amendments contained in SECTION 1 and agreements contained in SECTION 2) is subject to the satisfaction (or written waiver) of the following conditions (the date of satisfaction of such conditions being referred to herein as the “Fourth Amendment Effective Date”):

(a)    This Fourth Amendment shall have been duly executed by the Borrowers, the Subsidiary Guarantors and the Pro Rata Agent (which may include a copy transmitted by facsimile or other electronic method), and delivered to the Pro Rata Agent and the Lenders under the Credit Agreement consisting of at least the Required Pro Rata Facility Lenders immediately prior to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date;

(b)    Rabobank, as Repricing Arranger, shall have received all fees due and payable under that certain engagement letter, dated as of July 16, 2021, by and among Parent and Rabobank (the “Fourth Amendment Engagement Letter”);

(c)    The Pro Rata Agent shall have received favorable legal opinions of (A) Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, special counsel to the Loan Parties, (B) Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P., Nevada counsel to the Loan Parties, (C) Maples and Calder, Cayman Islands counsel to the Loan Parties, and (D) DLA Piper Luxembourg S.à r.l., Luxembourg counsel to the Loan Parties, with respect to the capacity of the Luxembourg Loan Parties to enter into the Loan Documents and the subsistence of the existing security, in each case in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Pro Rata Agent;

(d)    The Pro Rata Agent shall have received a certificate signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrowers as to the matters set forth in paragraphs (g) and (h) of this SECTION 3;

(e)    The Pro Rata Agent shall have received (I) a certificate dated as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date of an officer, director or manager (or such other authorized signatory

 

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reasonably acceptable to the Pro Rata Agent) of each of the Loan Parties, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Pro Rata Agent, certifying (i) that either (A) attached thereto is a true and complete and up to date copy of the articles or certificate of incorporation, memorandum and articles of association or other comparable organizational documents including any certificate on change of name and all amendments thereto of such Loan Party certified (other than in the case of any Loan Party that is a Cayman Islands exempted company) as of a recent date by the secretary of state (or comparable Governmental Authority) of its jurisdiction of organization (where applicable), and that the same has not been amended since the date of such certification or (B) the articles or certificate of incorporation or other comparable organizational documents of such Loan Party delivered on the Third Amendment Effective Date to the applicable Administrative Agent have not been amended and are in full force and effect, (ii) that either (A) attached thereto is a true and complete copy of the bylaws or comparable governing documents of such Loan Party, as then in effect and as in effect at all times without amendment or supersession from the date on which the resolutions referred to in clause (iii) below were adopted to and including the date of such certificate or (B) that the bylaws or comparable governing documents of such Loan Party delivered on the Third Amendment Effective Date to the applicable Administrative Agent have not been amended and are in full force and effect and (iii) that attached thereto is a true and complete copy of resolutions adopted by the board of directors or other comparable governing body or bodies of such Loan Party and, if applicable all the holders of the issued shares of such Loan Party, authorizing the execution, delivery and performance of this Fourth Amendment and any related Loan Documents to which it is a party, which are in full force and effect without amendment or supersession as of the date of the certificate, and as to the incumbency and genuineness of the signature of each officer, director or other comparable authorized manager or attorney of such Loan Party, executing this Fourth Amendment or any of such other Loan Documents, and attaching all such copies of the documents described above together with, in the case of the Loan Parties incorporated in the Cayman Islands, copies of their internal registers of directors and officers and registers of mortgages and charges and (II) in respect of (i) any Luxembourg Loan Party, (ii) WHBL Luxembourg S.à r.l., (iii) Herbalife Luxembourg Distribution S.à r.l., (iv) HLF Luxembourg Distribution S.à r.l. and (v) Herbalife Africa S.à r.l. (together the “Luxembourg Entities” and each a “Luxembourg Entity”), a manager’s certificate dated as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date signed by a manager of the relevant Luxembourg Entity, certifying the following items: (A) an up-to-date copy of the articles of association of the relevant Luxembourg Entity; (B) an electronic true and complete certified excerpt of the Luxembourg Companies Register pertaining to the relevant Luxembourg Entity dated as of the date of this Fourth Amendment; (C) an electronic true and complete certified certificate of non-registration of judgment (certificat de non-inscription d’une décision judiciaire) dated as of the date of this Fourth Amendment issued by the Luxembourg Companies Register and reflecting the situation no more than one Business Day prior to the date of this Fourth Amendment; (D) with respect to the Luxembourg Loan Parties only, true, complete and up-to-date board resolutions approving the entry by the relevant Luxembourg Loan Party into, among others, this Fourth Amendment and any related Loan Documents to which it is a party; (E) the relevant Luxembourg Entity is not subject to nor, as applicable, does it meet or threaten to meet the criteria of bankruptcy (faillite), voluntary or judicial liquidation (liquidation volontaire ou judiciaire), composition with creditors (concordat préventif de la faillite), controlled management (gestion contrôlée), reprieve from payment (sursis de paiement), general settlement with creditors or similar laws affecting the rights of creditors generally and no application has been made or is to be made by its manager or, as far as it is aware,

 

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by any other person for the appointment of a commissaire, juge-commissaire, liquidateur, curateur or similar officer pursuant to any voluntary or judicial insolvency, winding-up, liquidation or similar proceedings; (F) (with respect to the Luxembourg Loan Parties only) a true and complete specimen of signatures for each of the managers or authorized signatories having executed for and on behalf of the relevant Luxembourg Loan Party the Loan Documents; (G) a certificate of the domiciliation agent or signed by a manager of the relevant Luxembourg Entity certifying, as the case may be, (i) due compliance by the relevant Luxembourg Entity with, and adherence to, the provisions of the Luxembourg Law dated 31 May 1999 concerning the domiciliation of companies, as amended, and the related circulars issued by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier or (ii) that the premises of the Luxembourg Entity are leased pursuant to a legal, valid and binding (and still in full force and effect) lease agreement and correspond to sufficient unshared office space, with a separate entrance and sufficient office equipment allowing it to effectively carry out its business activities;

(f)    The Pro Rata Agent shall have received a certificate as of a recent date of the good standing of each of the Loan Parties (other than the Luxembourg Loan Parties) under the laws of its jurisdiction of organization, from the secretary of state (or comparable Governmental Authority) of such jurisdiction as well as corresponding telephonic bring-down good standing certificates dated as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, save that, no such bring-down good standing certificate is required for any Loan Party that is a Cayman Islands exempted company where the above recent date of the certificate of good standing initially provided is no earlier than fifteen (15) Business Days prior to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date;

(g)    No Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing both before and immediately after giving effect to the transactions contemplated hereby;

(h)    The representations and warranties of each Loan Party set forth in SECTION 5(b) of this Fourth Amendment are true and correct and the representations and warranties of each Loan Party set forth in SECTIONS 5(a) and (c) of this Fourth Amendment are true and correct in all material respects on and as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date (immediately after giving effect to this Fourth Amendment) as if made on as of such date, except in the case of any representations and warranties expressly stated to relate to a specific earlier date, in which case such representations and warranties shall be true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date; provided, that, in each case such materiality qualifier shall not be applicable to any representations or warranties that already are qualified or modified by materiality or “Material Adverse Effect”;

(i)    The Pro Rata Agent shall have received a solvency certificate in the form of Exhibit J of the Credit Agreement from a Responsible Officer of the Parent with respect to the solvency of the Parent and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, after giving effect to the Fourth Amendment;

(j)    Know Your Customer and Other Required Information.

(i)    The Pro Rata Agent has received, no later than one (1) Business Day prior to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, all documentation and other information about the Loan Parties as has been reasonably requested in writing at least three (3) Business

 

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Days prior to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date by the Pro Rata Agent with respect to applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the PATRIOT Act; and

(ii)    At least three (3) Business Days prior to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, any Borrower that qualifies as a “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation shall deliver a Beneficial Ownership Certification in relation to such Borrower to any Lender that requests such Beneficial Ownership Certification in writing at least three (3) Business Days prior to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date;

(k)    All fees and expenses required to be paid hereunder or pursuant to the Credit Agreement and the Fourth Amendment Engagement Letter shall have been paid in full in cash or will be paid in full in cash on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, including, without limitation, all reasonable and documented out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the Repricing Arranger, the Pro Rata Agent and their respective Affiliates in connection with the execution and delivery of this Fourth Amendment;

(l)     (i) The supplementary share mortgage between the Parent and the Collateral Agent in respect of shares in WH Intermediate Holdings Ltd. (“WHIH”) shall have been duly executed by the Parent; (ii) the supplementary share mortgage between WHIH and the Collateral Agent in respect of shares in HV Holdings Ltd. shall have been duly executed by WHIH; and (iii) the supplementary share mortgage between WHIH and the Collateral Agent in respect of shares in HBL Ltd. shall have been duly executed by WHIH, (which may include a copy transmitted by facsimile or other electronic method), and delivered to the Collateral Agent.

SECTION 4.    Post-Closing Matters. (A) The Borrowers shall and shall cause each Guarantor to within 60 days after the Fourth Amendment Effective Date (or such longer period as the Pro Rata Agent may determine in its reasonable discretion) (and which requirements may be waived by the Pro Rata Agent in its reasonable discretion):

(a)    execute, deliver and file amendments to the Mortgages existing prior to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date in a form acceptable to the Pro Rata Agent, together with such title endorsements as are reasonably required to give effect thereto in a form acceptable to the Pro Rata Agent, together with (x) such owner’s title affidavits as may be reasonably required by the title insurer in substantially the form previously accepted by the title insurer with respect to such Mortgages, including therein any so-called “no-change” survey affidavit and (y) any documents required in connection with the recording of such mortgage amendments and issuance of such endorsements;

(b)    to the extent reasonably requested by the Pro Rata Agent, deliver to the Pro Rata Agent legal opinions relating to the amendments to the Mortgages described above, which opinions shall be in form and substance, and from counsel, reasonably satisfactory to the Pro Rata Agent; and

(c)    deliver to the Pro Rata Agent (i) a completed flood hazard determination from a third party vendor; (ii) if such real property is located in a “special flood hazard area”, (x) a notification to the applicable Loan Parties of that fact and (if applicable) notification to the

 

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applicable Loan Parties that flood insurance coverage is not available and (y) evidence of the receipt by the applicable Loan Parties of such notice; (c) if required by Flood Laws, evidence of required flood insurance and (d) any other customary documentation that may be reasonably requested by the Pro Rata Agent.

(B)    The Borrowers shall and shall cause each Guarantor to within 30 days after the Fourth Amendment Effective Date (or such longer period as the Pro Rata Agent may determine in its reasonable discretion) execute and deliver to the Pro Rata Agent supplements to any US IP Security Agreement, or new US IP Security Agreements (in the forms attached to the Security Agreement) as necessary, in each case as required by the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents. The Pro Rata Agent is hereby authorized to file such supplements or US IP Security Agreements with the United States Patent and Trademark Office or United States Copyright Office, as applicable.

SECTION 5.    Representations and Warranties. To induce the other parties hereto to enter into this Fourth Amendment, each Loan Party represents and warrants to each of the Pro Rata Lenders and the Pro Rata Agent that, as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date:

(a)    This Fourth Amendment has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by each Loan Party and constitutes, and the Credit Agreement, as amended by this Fourth Amendment constitutes, its legal, valid and binding obligation, enforceable against each such Loan Party in accordance with its terms, except as enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other similar laws affecting creditors’ rights generally, by general equitable principles or by principles of good faith and fair dealing;

(b)    The representations and warranties of each Loan Party set forth in Section 3 of the Credit Agreement (as amended by this Fourth Amendment) and the other Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects on and as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date (immediately after giving effect to this Fourth Amendment) as if made on as of such date, except in the case of any representations and warranties expressly stated to relate to a specific earlier date, in which case such representations and warranties shall be true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date; provided, that, in each case such materiality qualifier shall not be applicable to any representations or warranties that already are qualified or modified by materiality or “Material Adverse Effect”; provided, that the representations and warranties set forth in Section 3.19 of the Credit Agreement are qualified by (i) the information disclosed under the heading “Other Matters” in note 5 (Contingencies) to the condensed consolidated financial statements of Parent and its Subsidiaries in the 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 and (ii) information publicly available as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, including as disseminated by Reuters or other news sources, in respect of charges against former Herbalife officers Yanliang Li, also known as Jerry Li, and Hongwei Yang, also known as Mary Yang for violation of the FCPA; and

(c)    After giving effect to this Fourth Amendment and the transactions contemplated hereby, no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.

SECTION 6.    Borrower’s Consent. For purposes of Section 9.4 of the Credit Agreement, each Borrower hereby consents to any assignee of the Replacement Lender or any of

 

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its respective Affiliates and Approved Funds (in each case otherwise being an Eligible Assignee) becoming a Pro Rata Lender in connection with the syndication of the Term A Loans and the Revolving Credit Commitments acquired by the Replacement Lender pursuant to SECTION 2 hereof, to the extent the inclusion of such assignee in the syndicate has been disclosed in writing to and agreed by the Borrower prior to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date.

SECTION 7.    Effects on Loan Documents. Except as specifically amended herein or contemplated hereby, all Loan Documents shall continue to be in full force and effect and are hereby in all respects ratified and confirmed. The execution, delivery and effectiveness of this Fourth Amendment shall not operate as a waiver, release or discharge of any right, power or remedy of any Lender or the Pro Rata Agent under any of the Loan Documents, nor constitute a waiver, release or discharge of any provision of the Loan Documents or in any way limit, impair or otherwise affect the rights and remedies of the Lenders or the Pro Rata Agent under the Loan Documents. Each Borrower and each of the Subsidiary Guarantors acknowledges and agrees that, on and after the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, this Fourth Amendment and each of the other Loan Documents to be executed and delivered by the Borrower in connection herewith shall constitute a Loan Document for all purposes of the Amended Credit Agreement. On and after the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, each reference in the Amended 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 “Credit Agreement”, “thereunder”, “thereof” or words of like import referring to the Credit Agreement shall mean and be a reference to the Credit Agreement as amended by this Fourth Amendment, and this Fourth Amendment and the Credit Agreement as amended by this Fourth Amendment shall be read together and construed as a single instrument. Nothing herein shall be deemed to entitle the Borrowers nor the Subsidiary Guarantors to a further consent to, or a further waiver, amendment, modification or other change of, any of the terms, conditions, obligations, covenants or agreements contained in the Credit Agreement as amended by this Fourth Amendment or any other Loan Document in similar or different circumstances.

SECTION 8.    Indemnification. Each Borrower hereby confirms that the indemnification provisions set forth in Section 9.3 of the Credit Agreement as amended by this Fourth Amendment shall apply to this Fourth Amendment and the transactions contemplated hereby.

SECTION 9.    Repricing Arranger. The Borrowers and the Lenders party hereto agree (a) that Rabobank, in its capacity as arranger and Sustainability Coordinator with respect to this Fourth Amendment (acting through any of its affiliates as it deems appropriate, the “Repricing Arranger”), shall be entitled to the privileges, indemnification, immunities and other benefits afforded to the Arrangers under the Credit Agreement as amended by this Fourth Amendment and (b) except as otherwise agreed to in writing by the Borrowers and the Repricing Arranger, the Repricing Arranger shall have no duties, responsibilities or liabilities with respect to this Fourth Amendment, the Credit Agreement as amended by this Fourth Amendment or any other Loan Document.

 

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SECTION 10.    Amendments; Execution in Counterparts; Severability.

(a)    This Fourth Amendment may not be amended nor may any provision hereof be waived except pursuant to a writing signed by each Borrower, each of the Subsidiary Guarantors, the Lenders party hereto and the Pro Rata Agent; and

(b)    To the extent any provision of this Fourth Amendment 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 Fourth Amendment in any jurisdiction.

SECTION 11.    Reaffirmation. Each of the Reaffirming Parties, as party to the Credit Agreement and certain of the Collateral Documents and the other Loan Documents, in each case as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, hereby (i) acknowledges and agrees that all of its obligations under the Credit Agreement, the Collateral Documents and the other Loan Documents to which it is a party are reaffirmed and remain in full force and effect on a continuous basis, (ii) reaffirms (A) each Lien granted by it to the Pro Rata Agent or the Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties and (B) any guaranties made by it pursuant to the Credit Agreement, (iii) acknowledges and agrees that the grants of security interests by it contained in the Collateral Documents shall remain in full force and effect after giving effect to the Fourth Amendment and that such security interests secure, and shall continue to secure following the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, the Obligations as described in the following clause (iv) and (iv) acknowledges and agrees that the Obligations include, among other things and without limitation, the prompt and complete payment and performance by the Borrower when due and payable (whether at the stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise) of principal and interest on, and premium (if any) on, the Term A Loans and Revolving Loans under the Credit Agreement as amended by this Fourth Amendment. Nothing contained in this Fourth Amendment 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.

SECTION 12.    Pro Rata Agent. Each Borrower acknowledges and agrees that Rabobank, in its capacity as Term Loan A Agent, Revolver Administrative Agent and Sustainability Coordinator under the Credit Agreement, will serve as Term Loan A Agent, Revolver Administrative Agent and Sustainability Coordinator under this Fourth Amendment and under the Credit Agreement as amended by this Fourth Amendment.

SECTION 13.    Governing Law; Waiver of Jury Trial; Jurisdiction. This Fourth Amendment shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the law of the State of New York (without regard to the conflicts of law provisions thereof). EACH PARTY HERETO HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ITS RESPECTIVE RIGHTS TO TRIAL BY JURY OF ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION (WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER THEORY) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS FOURTH AMENDMENT, THE CREDIT AGREEMENT AS AMENDED BY THIS FOURTH AMENDMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT. The provisions of Section 9.9 and Section 9.10 of the Credit Agreement as amended by this Fourth Amendment are incorporated herein by reference, mutatis mutandis.

 

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SECTION 14.    Headings. Section headings in this Fourth Amendment are included herein for convenience of reference only, are not part of this Fourth Amendment and are not to affect the construction of, or to be taken into consideration in interpreting, this Fourth Amendment.

SECTION 15.    No Novation. By its execution of this Fourth Amendment, each of the parties hereto acknowledges and agrees that the terms of this Fourth Amendment do not constitute a novation, but, rather, a supplement of the terms of the pre-existing indebtedness and related agreements, as evidenced by the Credit Agreement.

SECTION 16.    Counterparts; Electronic Signatures. This Fourth Amendment may be executed by one or more of the parties hereto on any number of separate counterparts, and all of said counterparts taken together shall be deemed to constitute one and the same instrument. Signatures delivered by facsimile or PDF or other electronic means shall have the same force and effect as manual signatures delivered in person. The words “execution,” “signed,” “signature,” “delivery,” and words of like import in or relating to this Fourth Amendment or any document to be signed in connection with this Fourth Amendment and the transactions contemplated hereby shall be deemed to include electronic signatures, deliveries 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 state laws based on the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, and the parties hereto consent to conduct the transactions contemplated hereunder by electronic means.

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

 

BORROWERS:
HLF FINANCING SaRL, LLC
By:  

/s/ Richard Caloca

Name:   Richard Caloca
Title:   Manager
HERBALIFE NUTRITION LTD.
By:  

/s/ Richard Caloca

Name:   Richard Caloca
Title:   Treasurer
HERBALIFE INTERNATIONAL LUXEMBOURG S.À R.L.
By:  

/s/ Hélène Dekhar

Name:   Hélène Dekhar
Title:   Class A Manager and authorized signatory
HERBALIFE INTERNATIONAL, INC.
By:  

/s/ Richard Caloca

Name:   Richard Caloca
Title:   Treasurer

 

[Signature Page to Fourth Amendment]


SUBSIDIARY GUARANTORS:
HERBALIFE INTERNATIONAL OF AMERICA, INC.
By:  

/s/ Richard Caloca

Name:   Richard Caloca
Title:   Treasurer
HERBALIFE INTERNATIONAL OF EUROPE, INC.
By:  

/s/ Richard Caloca

Name:   Richard Caloca
Title:   CFO/Treasurer
HERBALIFE TAIWAN, INC.
By:  

/s/ Richard Caloca

Name:   Richard Caloca
Title:   CFO/Treasurer
HERBALIFE INTERNATIONAL DO BRASIL LTDA.
By:  

/s/ Richard Caloca

Name:   Richard Caloca
Title:   CFO/Treasurer
HERBALIFE KOREA CO., LTD.
By:  

/s/ Richard Caloca

Name:   Richard Caloca
Title:   CFO/Treasurer

 

[Signature Page to Fourth Amendment]


HERBALIFE VENEZUELA HOLDINGS, LLC
By:  

/s/ Richard Caloca

Name:   Richard Caloca
Title:   Treasurer
HERBALIFE MANUFACTURING LLC
By:  

/s/ Richard Caloca

Name:   Richard Caloca
Title:   CFO/Treasurer
WH LUXEMBOURG INTERMEDIATE HOLDINGS S.À R.L. LLC
By:  

/s/ Richard Caloca

Name:   Richard Caloca
Title:   CFO/Treasurer
HERBALIFE INTERNATIONAL (THAILAND), LTD.
By:  

/s/ Richard Caloca

Name:   Richard Caloca
Title:   CFO/Treasurer
HERBALIFE VH INTERMEDIATE INTERNATIONAL, LLC
By:   VHSA LLC
By:   Herbalife International, Inc.
By:  

/s/ Richard Caloca

Name:   Richard Caloca
Title:   Treasurer

 

[Signature Page to Fourth Amendment]


HERBALIFE VH INTERNATIONAL LLC
By: Herbalife VH Intermediate International, LLC
By: VHSA LLC
By: Herbalife International, Inc.
By:  

/s/ Richard Caloca

Name:   Richard Caloca
Title:   Treasurer
HLF FINANCING US, LLC
By: HLF Financing SaRL, LLC
By:  

/s/ Richard Caloca

Name:   Richard Caloca
Title:   Manager
HLF LUXEMBOURG HOLDINGS, INC.
By:  

/s/ Richard Caloca

Name:   Richard Caloca
Title:   CFO/Treasurer
WH CAPITAL CORPORATION
By:  

/s/ Richard Caloca

Name:   Richard Caloca
Title:   CFO/Treasurer
HBL LUXEMBOURG HOLDINGS S.À R.L.
By:  

/s/ Hélène Dekhar

Name:   Hélène Dekhar
Title:   Class A Manager and authorized signatory

 

[Signature Page to Fourth Amendment]


WH LUXEMBOURG HOLDINGS S.À R.L.
By:  

/s/ Hélène Dekhar

Name:   Hélène Dekhar
Title:   Class A Manager and authorized signatory
HV HOLDINGS LTD.
By:  

/s/ Richard Caloca

Name:   Richard Caloca
Title:   President and Treasurer
WH INTERMEDIATE HOLDINGS LTD.
By:  

/s/ Richard Caloca

Name:   Richard Caloca
Title:   President and Treasurer
HBL LUXEMBOURG SERVICES S.À R.L.
By:  

/s/ Hélène Dekhar

Name:   Hélène Dekhar
Title:   Class A Manager and authorized signatory
HLF FINANCING, INC.
By:  

/s/ Richard Caloca

Name:   Richard Caloca
Title:   CFO/Treasurer

 

[Signature Page to Fourth Amendment]


COÖPERATIEVE RABOBANK U.A., NEW YORK BRANCH, as Term Loan A Agent, Revolver Administrative Agent, Issuing Bank, a Term Loan A Lender, a Revolving Credit Lender
By:  

/s/ Eric Rogowski

  Name:   Eric Rogowski
  Title:   Managing Director
By:  

/s/ Anthony Fidanza

  Name:   Anthony Fidanza
  Title:   Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Fourth Amendment]


CITIZENS BANK, N.A., as a Term Loan A Lender and a Revolving Credit Lender
By:  

/s/ Darran Wee

  Name:   Darran Wee
  Title:   Senior Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Fourth Amendment]


CITICORP NORTH AMERICA, INC., as a Term Loan A Lender and a Revolving Credit Lender
By:  

/s/ Jonathan C. Eng

  Name:   JONATHAN C. ENG
  Title:   SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

 

[Signature Page to Fourth Amendment]


FIFTH THIRD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as a Term Loan A Lender and a Revolving Credit Lender
By:  

/s/ Peter Samboul

  Name:   Peter Samboul
  Title:   Managing Director

 

[Signature Page to Fourth Amendment]


MIZUHO BANK, LTD., as a Term Loan A Lender and a Revolving Credit Lender
By:  

/s/ John Davies

  Name:   John Davies
  Title:   Authorized Signatory

 

[Signature Page to Fourth Amendment]


BBVA USA, as a Term Loan A Lender and a Revolving Credit Lender
By:  

/s/ Charles Randolph

  Name:   Charles Randolph
  Title:   Senior Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Fourth Amendment]


BANCO BILBAO VIZCAYA ARGENTARIA, S.A. NEW YORK BRANCH, as an Incremental Term Loan A Lender and an Incremental Revolving Credit Lender
By:  

/s/ Stephen Johnson

  Name:   Stephen Johnson
  Title:   Managing Director
By:  

/s/ Miriam Trautmann

  Name:   Miriam Trautmann
  Title:   Senior Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Fourth Amendment]


BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as a Term Loan A Lender and a Revolving Credit Lender
By:  

/s/ Keith Suen

  Name:   Keith Suen
  Title:   Senior Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Fourth Amendment]


COMERICA BANK, as a Term Loan A Lender and a Revolving Credit Lender
By:  

/s/ Liz V Hulley

  Name:   Liz V Hulley
  Title:   Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Fourth Amendment]


STANDARD CHARTERED BANK, as a Term Loan A Lender and a Revolving Credit Lender
By:  

/s/ Kristopher Tracy

  Name:   Kristopher Tracy
  Title:   Director, Financing Solutions

 

[Signature Page to Fourth Amendment]


MUFG UNION BANK, N.A., as a Term Loan A Lender, an Incremental Term Loan A Lender, a Revolving Credit Lender and an Incremental Revolving Credit Lender
By:  

/s/ Erik Siegfried

  Name:   Erik Siegfried
  Title:   Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Fourth Amendment]


Schedule I

Incremental Lenders and Additional Commitments

Part I

 

Incremental Term Loan A Lenders

   Additional Term Loan A Commitments  

MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

   $ 13,007,812.50  

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. New York Branch

   $ 28,183,593.72  
  

 

 

 

Total

   $ 41,191,406.22  
  

 

 

 

Part II

 

Incremental Revolving Credit Lenders

   Additional Revolving Commitments  

MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

   $ 15,000,000.00  

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. New York Branch

   $ 32,500,000.00  
  

 

 

 

Total

   $ 47,500,000.00  
  

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE I


Schedule II

Schedule 2.1

Lenders

 

Term Loan A Lender

   Term Loan A Commitment  

Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., New York Branch

   $ 36,855,468.90  

Citizens Bank, N.A.

   $ 28,183,593.72  

Citicorp North America, Inc.

   $ 28,183,593.72  

Fifth Third Bank, National Association

   $ 28,183,593.72  

Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

   $ 28,183,593.72  

BBVA USA

   $ 28,183,593.72  

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. New York Branch

   $ 28,183,593.72  

Bank of America, N.A.

   $ 28,183,593.72  

Comerica Bank

   $ 17,343,750.00  

Standard Chartered Bank

   $ 17,343,750.00  

MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

   $ 17,343,750.00  
  

 

 

 

Total

   $ 286,171,874.94  
  

 

 

 

 

Revolving Credit Lender

   Revolving Credit Commitment  

Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., New York Branch

   $ 42,500,000.00  

Citizens Bank, N.A.

   $ 32,500,000.00  

Citicorp North America, Inc.

   $ 32,500,000.00  

Fifth Third Bank, National Association

   $ 32,500,000.00  

Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

   $ 32,500,000.00  

 

SCHEDULE II


BBVA USA

   $                  32,500,000.00  

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. New York Branch

   $ 32,500,000.00  

Bank of America, N.A.

   $ 32,500,000.00  

Comerica Bank

   $ 20,000,000.00  

Standard Chartered Bank

   $ 20,000,000.00  

MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

   $ 20,000,000.00  
  

 

 

 

Total

   $ 330,000,000.00  
  

 

 

 

Term Loan B Lenders and Term Loan B Commitments on file with the Term Loan B Agent.

 

SCHEDULE II


ANNEX A

FORM OF MASTER ASSIGNMENT AND ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT

FOR HERBALIFE NUTRITION LTD. CREDIT AGREEMENT

This Master Assignment and Acceptance Agreement (the “Master Assignment”) is dated as of the Effective Date set forth below and is entered into between the Assignor named below (the “Assignor”) and the Assignee named below (the “Assignee”). Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings given to them in the Credit Agreement identified below (as amended by the First Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of December 12, 2019, as further amended by the Second Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of March 19, 2020, as further amended by the Third Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of February 10, 2021, as further Amended by the Fourth Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of July 30, 2021, and as further amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), receipt of a copy of which is hereby acknowledged by the Assignee. The Standard Terms and Conditions set forth in Annex 1 attached hereto are hereby agreed to and incorporated herein by reference and made a part of this Master Assignment as if set forth herein in full.

For an agreed consideration, the Assignor hereby irrevocably sells and assigns to the Assignee, and the Assignee hereby irrevocably purchases and assumes from the Assignor, subject to and in accordance with the Standard Terms and Conditions and the Credit Agreement, as of the Effective Date inserted by the Pro Rata Agent as contemplated below (i) all of the Assignor’s rights and obligations in its capacity as a Lender under the Credit Agreement and any other documents or instruments delivered pursuant thereto to the extent related to the amount and percentage interest identified below of all of such outstanding rights and obligations of the Assignor under the respective facilities identified below (including any letters of credit, and guarantees included in such facilities) and (ii) to the extent permitted to be assigned under applicable law, all claims, suits, causes of action and any other right of the Assignor (in its capacity as a Lender) against any Person, whether known or unknown, arising under or in connection with the Credit Agreement, any other documents or instruments delivered pursuant thereto or the loan transactions governed thereby or in any way based on or related to any of the foregoing, including contract claims, tort claims, malpractice claims, statutory claims and all other claims at law or in equity, related to the rights and obligations sold and assigned pursuant to clause (i) above (the rights and obligations sold and assigned by the Assignor to the Assignee pursuant to clauses (i) and (ii) above being referred to herein collectively as the “Assigned Interest”). Each such sale and assignment is without recourse to the Assignor and, except as expressly provided in this Master Assignment, without representation or warranty by the Assignor.

By purchasing the Assigned Interest, the Assignee agrees that, for purposes of that certain Fourth Amendment to Credit Agreement dated as of July 30, 2021 (the “Fourth Amendment”), by and among the Borrowers, the Subsidiary Guarantors, the Term Loan A Lenders and the Revolving Credit Lenders party thereto (consisting of at least the Required Pro Rata Facility Lenders) and the Pro Rata Agent, it shall be deemed to have consented and agreed to the Fourth Amendment.

 

ANNEX A-1


1.

Assignors:                     Each person identified on Schedule I hereto

 

2.

Assignee:                      Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., New York Branch

 

3.

Term Loan Borrower:   HLF Financing SaRL, LLC

 

4.

Revolver Borrowers:     HLF Financing SaRL, LLC, Herbalife Nutrition Ltd., Herbalife International Luxembourg S.à R.L., and Herbalife International, Inc.

 

5.

Pro Rata Agent:             Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., New York Branch

 

6.

Credit Agreement:        The Credit Agreement dated as of August 16, 2018 (as amended by the First Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of December 12, 2019, as further amended by the Second Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of March 19, 2020, as further amended by the Third Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of February 10, 2021, as further amended by the Fourth Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of July 30, 2021, and as amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”; terms defined therein being used herein as therein defined), among HLF Financing SaRL, LLC a Delaware limited liability company (“TL Borrower”), Herbalife Nutrition Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company incorporated with limited liability (“Parent”), Herbalife International Luxembourg S.à R.L., a Luxembourg private limited liability company (société à responsabilité limitée), existing and organized under the laws of Luxembourg, having its registered office at 16, Avenue de la Gare, L-1610 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and registered with the Luxembourg Register of Commerce and Companies (R.C.S. Luxembourg) under number B 88006 (“HIL”), Herbalife International, Inc., a Nevada corporation (“HII” and, together with Parent, TL Borrower and HIL, the “Revolver Borrowers”; the Revolver Borrowers, together with the TL Borrower, are referred to herein as the “Borrowers”), the several banks and other financial institutions or entities from time to time parties thereto as lenders, Jefferies Finance LLC (“Jefferies”), as administrative agent for the Term Loan B Lenders (together with its successors and permitted assigns in such capacity, the “Term Loan B Agent”) and collateral agent (together with its successors and permitted assigns in such capacity, the “Collateral Agent”), and Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., New York Branch (“Rabobank”), as administrative agent for the Term Loan A Lenders (together with its successors and permitted assigns in such capacity, the “Term Loan A Agent”; the Term Loan A Agent together with the Term Loan B Agent, the “Term Loan Administrative Agents” and each, a “Term Loan Administrative Agent”), an Issuing Bank and as administrative agent for the Revolving Credit Lenders (together with its successors and permitted assigns in such capacity, the “Revolver Administrative Agent” and, together with the Term Loan Administrative Agents, the “Administrative Agents”; the Term Loan Administrative Agents, the Collateral Agent and the Revolver Administrative Agent are referred to herein collectively as the “Agents” and each, an “Agent”).

 

ANNEX A-2


6.

Assigned Interest:

 

Assignors

       Assignee         

Facility

Assigned

   Aggregate
Amount of
Loans
for all Lenders
     Amount of
Loans
Assigned
     Percentage
Assigned of
Loans
    CUSIP
Number
 
      Term A Loans / Revolving Credit Loans and Commitments    $                    $                                    
      Term A Loans / Revolving Credit Loans and Commitments    $                    $                                    
      Term A Loans / Revolving Credit Loans and Commitments    $                    $                                    

Effective Date: [●], 2021

The Assignee agrees to deliver to the Pro Rata Agent a completed administrative questionnaire in which the Assignee designates one or more credit contacts to whom all syndicate-level information (which may contain material non-public information about each Borrower, the Loan Parties and their Affiliates or their respective securities) will be made available and who may receive such information in accordance with the Assignee’s compliance procedures and applicable laws, including Federal and state securities laws.

[Signature page follows]

 

ANNEX A-3


The terms set forth in this Master Assignment are hereby agreed to:

 

ASSIGNOR

By: COÖPERATIEVE RABOBANK U.A.,

NEW YORK BRANCH, as the Term Loan A

Agent and Revolver Administrative Agent

pursuant to Section 2.21 of the Credit Agreement

By:  

                    

  Name:
  Title:
By:  

 

  Name:
  Title:
ASSIGNEE

 

COÖPERATIEVE RABOBANK U.A., NEW YORK BRANCH

By:  

 

  Name:
  Title:
By:  

 

  Name:
  Title:

 

[Signature Page to Master Assignment]


Consented to and Accepted:

COÖPERATIEVE RABOBANK U.A.,

NEW YORK BRANCH, as Term Loan A

Agent and Revolver Administrative Agent

By:  

                    

  Name:
  Title:
By:  

 

  Name:
  Title:

 

[Signature Page to Master Assignment]


Consented to:
Borrowers
HLF FINANCING SaRL, LLC
By:
Name:
Title:
HERBALIFE NUTRITION LTD.
By:
Name:
Title:
HERBALIFE INTERNATIONAL LUXEMBOURG S.À R.L.
By:
Name:
Title:
HERBALIFE INTERNATIONAL, INC.
By:
Name:
Title:

 

[Signature Page to Master Assignment]


ANNEX 1

ANNEX 1 TO MASTER ASSIGNMENT

CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED AS OF AUGUST 16, 2018 (AS AMENDED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT, DATED AS OF DECEMBER 12, 2019, AS FURTHER AMENDED BY THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT, DATED AS OF MARCH 19, 2020, AS FURTHER AMENDED BY THE THIRD AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT, DATED AS OF FEBRUARY 10, 2021, AS FURTHER AMENDED BY THE FOURTH AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT, DATED AS OF JULY 30, 2021, AND AS FURTHER AMENDED, RESTATED, AMENDED AND RESTATED, SUPPLEMENTED OR OTHERWISE MODIFIED FROM TIME TO TIME) AMONG HLF FINANCING SaRL, LLC, HERBALIFE NUTRITION LTD., HERBALIFE INTERNATIONAL LUXEMBOURG S.À R.L., HERBALIFE INTERNATIONAL, INC., THE SEVERAL BANKS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS OR ENTITIES FROM TIME TO TIME PARTIES THERETO AS LENDERS, JEFFERIES FINANCE LLC, AS ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT FOR THE TERM LOAN B LENDERS AND COLLATERAL AGENT, AND COÖPERATIEVE RABOBANK U.A., NEW YORK BRANCH, AS ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT FOR THE TERM LOAN A LENDERS, AN ISSUING BANK AND AS ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT FOR THE REVOLVING CREDIT LENDERS

STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR

MASTER ASSIGNMENT

ARTICLE I    REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.

SECTION 1.    Assignor. Each Assignor (a) represents and warrants that (i) it is the legal and beneficial owner of the Assigned Interest, (ii) the Assigned Interest is free and clear of any lien, encumbrance or other adverse claim, (iii) it has full power and authority, and has taken all action necessary, to execute and deliver this Master Assignment and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby and (iv) it is [not] a Defaulting Lender and (b) assumes no responsibility with respect to (i) any statements, warranties or representations made in or in connection with the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document, (ii) the execution, legality, validity, enforceability, genuineness, sufficiency or value of the Loan Documents or any collateral thereunder, (iii) the financial condition of the Borrowers, any of the other Loan Parties or their respective Subsidiaries and Affiliates or any other Person obligated in respect of any Loan Document or (iv) the performance or observance by the Borrowers, any of the other Loan Parties or their respective Subsidiaries and Affiliates or any other Person of any of their respective obligations under any Loan Document or any other instrument or documents furnished pursuant hereto or thereto.

SECTION 2.    Assignee. The Assignee (a) represents and warrants that (i) it has full power and authority, and has taken all action necessary, to execute and deliver this Master Assignment and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby and to become a Lender under the Credit Agreement, (ii) it satisfies the requirements, if any, specified in the Credit Agreement that are required to be satisfied by it in order to acquire the Assigned Interest and become a Lender, (iii) from and after the Effective Date, it shall be bound by the provisions of the

 

ANNEX A-1


Credit Agreement as a Lender thereunder and, to the extent of the Assigned Interest, shall have the obligations of a Lender thereunder, (iv) it is sophisticated with respect to decisions to acquire assets of the type represented by the Assigned Interest and either it, or the person exercising discretion in making its decision to acquire the Assigned Interest, is experienced in acquiring assets of such type, (v) it has received a copy of the Credit Agreement, together with copies of the most recent financial statements referred to in Section 3.1 or delivered pursuant to Section 5.1 thereof, as applicable, and such other documents and information as it has deemed appropriate to make its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Master Assignment and to purchase the Assigned Interest on the basis of which it has made such analysis and decision independently and without reliance on the Administrative Agent or any other Lender, (vi) it is not a Disqualified Lender or an Affiliate of a Disqualified Lender and (viii) attached to the Master Assignment hereto is any documentation required to be delivered by it pursuant to the terms of the Credit Agreement, duly completed and executed by the Assignee and (b) agrees that (i) it will, independently and without reliance on any Agent, the Assignor or any other Lender, and based on such documents and information as it shall deem appropriate at the time, continue to make its own credit decisions in taking or not taking action under the Loan Documents, (ii) that it appoints and authorizes the Agents to take such action on its behalf and to exercise such powers under the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents as are delegated to the Agents by the terms thereof, together with such powers as are reasonably incidental thereto, and (iii) it will perform in accordance with their terms all of the obligations which by the terms of the Loan Documents are required to be performed by it as a Lender.

ARTICLE II    PAYMENTS. FROM AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE, THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENTS SHALL MAKE ALL PAYMENTS IN RESPECT OF THE ASSIGNED INTEREST (INCLUDING PAYMENTS OF PRINCIPAL, INTEREST, FEES AND OTHER AMOUNTS) TO THE ASSIGNOR FOR AMOUNTS WHICH HAVE ACCRUED TO BUT EXCLUDING THE EFFECTIVE DATE AND TO THE ASSIGNEE FOR AMOUNTS WHICH HAVE ACCRUED FROM AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE.

ARTICLE III    GENERAL PROVISIONS. THIS MASTER ASSIGNMENT SHALL BE BINDING UPON, AND INURE TO THE BENEFIT OF, THE PARTIES HERETO AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS. THIS MASTER ASSIGNMENT MAY BE EXECUTED IN ANY NUMBER OF COUNTERPARTS, WHICH TOGETHER SHALL CONSTITUTE ONE INSTRUMENT. DELIVERY OF AN EXECUTED COUNTERPART OF A SIGNATURE PAGE OF THIS MASTER ASSIGNMENT BY EMAIL OR TELECOPY OR OTHER ELECTRONIC METHOD SHALL BE EFFECTIVE AS DELIVERY OF A MANUALLY EXECUTED COUNTERPART OF THIS MASTER ASSIGNMENT. THIS MASTER ASSIGNMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

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ANNEX A-2


EXHIBIT A

CREDIT AGREEMENT

[Attached]

 

EXHIBIT A-1


Exhibit A to Fourth Amendment to Credit Agreement

Execution Version

 

 

CREDIT AGREEMENT

dated as of

August 16, 2018

among

HLF FINANCING SaRL, LLC

as Term Loan Borrower,

HERBALIFE INTERNATIONAL, INC., HERBALIFE NUTRITION LTD., HLF FINANCING SaRL, LLC and

HERBALIFE INTERNATIONAL LUXEMBOURG S.À R.L.,

as Revolver Borrowers,

THE LENDERS PARTY HERETO,

JEFFERIES FINANCE LLC,

as Term Loan B Agent and Collateral Agent,

COÖPERATIEVE RABOBANK U.A., NEW YORK BRANCH,

as Term Loan A Agent and Revolver Administrative Agent,

JEFFERIES FINANCE LLC and

COÖPERATIEVE RABOBANK U.A., NEW YORK BRANCH,

as Joint Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners for the Term Loan B Facility

and

COÖPERATIEVE RABOBANK U.A., NEW YORK BRANCH,

as Sole Lead Arranger and Bookrunner for the Term Loan A Facility and Revolving Credit Facility

and

CITIZENS BANK, N.A., CITICORP NORTH AMERICA, INC., FIFTH THIRD BANK, and MIZUHO BANK, LTD.

as Joint Lead Arrangers

and

CAPITAL ONE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION and COMERICA SECURITIES

as Co-Syndication Agents

and

BBVA COMPASS

as Documentation Agent

and

COÖPERATIEVE RABOBANK U.A., NEW YORK BRANCH,

as Sustainability Coordinator

 

 

 

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SECTION 1.

 

DEFINITIONS

     2  

1.1

 

Defined Terms

     2  

1.2

 

Other Definitional Provisions

     6373  

1.3

 

Classification of Loans and Borrowings

     6675  

1.4

 

Accounting Terms; GAAP

     6675  

1.5

 

Pro Forma Calculations

     6776  

1.6

 

Classification of Permitted Items

     6777  

1.7

 

Rounding

     6878  

1.8

 

Currency Equivalents Generally

     6878  

1.9

 

Exchange Rates; Currency Equivalents

     6978  

1.10

 

Additional Alternative Currencies

     6979  

1.11

 

Change of Currency

     7080  

SECTION 2.

 

AMOUNT AND TERMS OF COMMITMENTS

     7181  

2.1

 

Term Loan Commitments

     7181  

2.2

 

Procedure for Term Loan Borrowing

     7181  

2.3

 

Repayment of Term Loans

     7281  

2.4

 

Revolving Credit Commitments

     7282  

2.5

 

Loans and Borrowings

     7382  

2.6

 

Requests for Revolving Credit Borrowing

     7383  

2.7

 

Letter of Credit

     7484  

2.8

 

Funding of Borrowings

     8292  

2.9

 

Interest Elections

     8292  

2.10

 

Termination and Reduction of Commitments

     8494  

2.11

 

Repayment of Revolving Credit Loans; Evidence of Debt

     8595  

2.12

 

Prepayment of Loans

     8696  

2.13

 

Fees

     8999  

2.14

 

Mandatory Prepayments

     90101  

2.15

 

Interest

     94104  

2.16

 

Alternate Rate of Interest 94; Benchmark Replacement Setting

     105  

2.17

 

Increased Costs

     95108  

2.18

 

Break Funding Payments

     97110  

2.19

 

Taxes

     97111  

2.20

 

Payments Generally; Pro Rata Treatment; Sharing of Set-offs

     102116  

2.21

 

Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders

     104118  

2.22

 

Defaulting Lenders

     106120  

2.23

 

Incremental Facilities

     108122  

2.24

 

Replacement Facilities

     116130  

2.25

 

Extensions of Term Loans and Revolving Credit Commitments

     120134  

2.26

 

Permitted Debt Exchanges

     124138  

2.27

 

MIRE Events

     127141  

2.28

 

Sustainability Linked Pricing Adjustment

     141  

 

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SECTION 3.

 

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

     127144  

3.1

 

Financial Condition

     127144  

3.2

 

No Change

     128144  

3.3

 

Corporate Existence; Compliance with Law

     128144  

3.4

 

Organizational Power; Authorization; Enforceable Obligations

     128145  

3.5

 

No Legal Bar

     129145  

3.6

 

No Material Litigation

     129145  

3.7

 

Ownership of Property; Liens

     129146  

3.8

 

Intellectual Property

     129146  

3.9

 

Taxes

     129146  

3.10

 

Federal Reserve Board Regulations

     130146  

3.11

 

ERISA

     130147  

3.12

 

Investment Company Act

     131147  

3.13

 

Restricted Subsidiaries

     131147  

3.14

 

Use of Proceeds

     131147  

3.15

 

Environmental Matters

     131148  

3.16

 

Accuracy of Information, Etc

     132148  

3.17

 

Collateral Documents

     132149  

3.18

 

Solvency

     133150  

3.19

 

PATRIOT Act; FCPA; Sanctions

     133150  

3.20

 

Broker’s or Finder’s Commissions

     134150  

3.21

 

Labor Matters

     134150  

3.22

 

Representations as to Foreign Obligors

     134151  

3.23

 

Luxembourg Specific Representations

     135152  

SECTION 4.

 

CONDITIONS PRECEDENT

     136152  

4.1

 

Conditions to Closing Date

     136152  

4.2

 

Conditions to Each Post-Closing Extension of Credit

     141158  

SECTION 5.

 

AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS

     142159  

5.1

 

Financial Statements

     142159  

5.2

 

Certificates; Other Information

     143160  

5.3

 

Payment of Obligations

     145162  

5.4

 

Conduct of Business and Maintenance of Existence, Compliance with Laws, Etc

     145162  

5.5

 

Maintenance of Property; Insurance

     146163  

5.6

 

Inspection of Property; Books and Records; Discussions

     146163  

5.7

 

Notices

     147164  

 

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5.8

 

Environmental Laws

     148165  

5.9

 

Additional Collateral, Etc

     148165  

5.10

 

Use of Proceeds

     156174  

5.11

 

Further Assurances

     156174  

5.12

 

Maintenance of Ratings

     157175  

5.13

 

Designation of Subsidiaries

     157175  

5.14

 

Guarantor Coverage Test

     158175  

5.15

 

Post-Closing Matters

     159176  

SECTION 6.

 

NEGATIVE COVENANTS

     159176  

6.1

 

[Reserved]

     159177  

6.2

 

Limitation on Indebtedness

     159177  

6.3

 

Limitation on Liens

     164182  

6.4

 

Limitation on Fundamental Changes

     169187  

6.5

 

Limitation on Disposition of Property

     171189  

6.6

 

Limitation on Restricted Payments

     174192  

6.7

 

Limitation on Investments

     176194  

6.8

 

Limitation on Optional Payments of Junior Debt Instruments

     180198  

6.9

 

Limitation on Transactions with Affiliates

     181199  

6.10

 

Limitation on Sales and Leasebacks

     183201  

6.11

 

Limitation on Negative Pledge Clauses

     183201  

6.12

 

Limitation on Restrictions on Restricted Subsidiary Distributions

     184202  

6.13

 

Limitation on Lines of Business

     185203  

6.14

 

Total Leverage Ratio

     185203  

6.15

 

Modification of Certain Agreements

     185203  

6.16

 

Changes in Fiscal Periods

     186204  

SECTION 7.

 

EVENTS OF DEFAULT

     186204  

7.1

 

Events of Default

     186204  

7.2

 

Right to Cure

     190209  

7.3

 

Application of Funds

     192210  

SECTION 8.

 

THE AGENTS

     193212  

8.1

 

Appointment

     193212  

8.2

 

Delegation of Duties

     194212  

8.3

 

Exculpatory Provisions

     194212  

8.4

 

Reliance by the Agents

     194213  

8.5

 

Notice of Default

     195213  

8.6

 

Non-Reliance on the Agents and Other Lenders

     195213  

8.7

 

Indemnification

     195214  

 

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8.8

  The Agent in Its Individual Capacity      196214  

8.9

  Successor Agent      196215  

8.10

  Arrangers, Documentation Agent and Syndication Agent      197216  

8.11

  Certain ERISA Matters      197216  

SECTION 9.

  MISCELLANEOUS      199217  

9.1

  Notices      199217  

9.2

  Waivers; Amendments      203221  

9.3

  Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver      206225  

9.4

  Successors and Assigns      208227  

9.5

  Survival      215234  

9.6

  Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness      215234  

9.7

  Severability      216235  

9.8

  Right of Setoff      216235  

9.9

  Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Consent to Service of Process      216235  

9.10

  WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL      217236  

9.11

  Headings      217236  

9.12

  Confidentiality      217236  

9.13

  PATRIOT Act      219238  

9.14

  Release of Liens and Guarantees; Secured Parties      219238  

9.15

  No Fiduciary Duty      220239  

9.16

  Interest Rate Limitation      221240  

9.17

  Intercreditor Agreements      221240  

9.18

  Discretionary Guarantors      222241  

9.19

  Posting of Margin and Collateral      223242  

9.20

  Judgment Currency      223242  

9.21

  Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions      223243  

9.22

  Collateral      224243  

SCHEDULES

 

1.1(A)   Closing Date Guarantors
1.1(B)   Existing Roll-Over Letters of Credit
1.2   Closing Date Mortgaged Property
2.1   Lenders
3.4   Consents, Authorizations, Filings and Notices
3.9   Tax ID Numbers
3.13(a)   Restricted Subsidiaries
3.13(b)   Agreements Related to Capital Stock

5.15  

  Post-Closing Matters
6.2(d)   Existing Indebtedness
6.3(f)   Existing Liens

 

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6.7(c)   Existing Investments  
6.9(b)   Existing Affiliate Transactions  
6.11   Existing Negative Pledges  
EXHIBITS:    
A   Form of Security Agreement  
B   Form of Compliance Certificate  
C   Form of Closing Certificate  
D   Form of Perfection Certificate  
E   Form of Assignment and Assumption  
F-1   Form of Senior/Junior Intercreditor Agreement  
F-2   Form of Senior Pari Passu Intercreditor Agreement  
G-1   Form of Term A Note  
G-2   Form of Term B Note  
G-3   Form of Revolving Credit Note  
H-1H-4   Forms of US Tax Compliance Certificates  
I   Form of Borrowing Request  
J   Form of Solvency Certificate  
K   Form of Notice of Additional Guarantor  
L   Form of Sustainability Compliance Certificate  
M   Form of Sustainability Proposal  

 

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CREDIT AGREEMENT, dated as of August 16, 2018, among HLF Financing SaRL, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Term Loan Borrower”), Herbalife Nutrition Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company incorporated with limited liability with company number 116838 and with its registered office at Maples Corporate Services Limited, P.O. Box 309, Ugland House, George Town, Grand Cayman, KY1-1104, Cayman Islands (“Parent”), Herbalife International Luxembourg S.à R.L., a Luxembourg private limited liability company (société à responsabilité limitée), existing and organized under the laws of Luxembourg, having its registered office at 16, avenueAvenue de la Gare, L-1610 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and registered with the Luxembourg Register of Commerce and Companies (R.C.S. Luxembourg) under number B 88.00688006 (“HIL”), Herbalife International, Inc., a Nevada corporation (“HII” and, together with Parent, the Term Loan Borrower and HIL, the “Revolver Borrowers”; the Revolver Borrowers, together with the Term Loan Borrower, are referred to herein as the “Borrowers”), the several banks and other financial institutions or entities from time to time parties to this Agreement as lenders, Jefferies Finance LLC (“Jefferies”), as administrative agent for the Term Loan B Lenders (together with its successors and permitted assigns in such capacity, the “Term Loan B Agent”) and collateral agent (together with its successors and permitted assigns in such capacity, the “Collateral Agent”), and Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., New York Branch (“Rabobank”), as an Issuing Bank and, as sustainability coordinator (together with its successors and permitted assigns in such capacity, the “Sustainability Coordinator”) and as administrative agent for the Term Loan A Lenders (together with its successors and permitted assigns in such capacity, the “Term Loan A Agent” and together with the Term Loan B Agent, the “Term Loan Administrative Agents” and each, a “Term Loan Administrative Agent”) and the Revolving Credit Lenders (together with its successors and permitted assigns in such capacity, the “Revolver Administrative Agent” and, together with the Term Loan Administrative Agents, the “Administrative Agents”; the Term Loan Administrative Agents, the Collateral Agent and, the Revolver Administrative Agent and the Sustainability Coordinator are referred to herein collectively as the “Agents” and each, an Agent”).

PRELIMINARY STATEMENTS

The Borrowers have requested that (i) the Term Loan A Lenders extend credit to the Term Loan Borrower in the form of Term A Loans on the Closing Date in an initial aggregate principal amount of up to $250.0 million pursuant to this Agreement, (ii) the Term Loan B Lenders extend credit to the Term Loan Borrower in the form of Term B Loans on the Closing Date in an initial aggregate principal amount of up to $750.0 million pursuant to this Agreement and (iii) the Revolving Credit Lenders extend credit to the Revolver Borrowers in accordance with the Revolving Credit Commitments in an initial aggregate principal amount of up to $250.0 million pursuant to this Agreement (with the aggregate principal amount of Revolving Credit Loans permitted to be borrowed on the Closing Date).

On the Closing Date, Parent will enter into the Senior Notes Indenture pursuant to which Parent will issue Senior Notes in an aggregate principal amount of $400.0 million and the proceeds of the Loans, together with the Senior Notes and the cash on hand, will be used in part to repay in full all amounts due or outstanding under the Credit Agreement dated as of February 15, 2017, as amended and restated on March 8, 2018, among Parent, the Term Loan Borrower, HII, HIL, HLF Financing US , LLC, a Delaware limited liability company as the other term loan

 

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borrower thereunder, the guarantors party thereto, the lenders party thereto, Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch, as administrative agent for the Term Loan Lenders and Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., New York Branch, as administrative agent for the Revolving Credit Lenders (the “Existing Credit Agreement”) and such repayment, together with the termination of all commitments thereunder and the release of all liens granted in connection therewith, the “Refinancing”), and to pay Transaction Costs.

The Lenders have indicated their willingness to extend credit on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein.

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

SECTION 1. DEFINITIONS

1.1 Defined Terms. As used in this Agreement, the terms listed in this Section 1.1 shall have the respective meanings set forth in this Section 1.1.

2014 Convertible Notes”: the Convertible Senior Notes due 2019 issued pursuant to that certain Indenture, dated as of February 7, 2014, by and among Parent and Union Bank, N.A., in its capacity as trustee, as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time to the extent not less favorable in any material respect to the Loan Parties or the Lenders than as in effect on the Closing Date.

2018 Convertible Notes”: the Convertible Senior Notes due 2024 issued pursuant to that certain Indenture, dated as of March 15, 2018, by and among Parent and MUFG Union Bank, N.A., in its capacity as trustee, as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time to the extent not less favorable in any material respect to the Loan Parties or the Lenders than as in effect on the Closing Date.

ABR”: when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Alternate Base Rate.

Accounting Change”: as defined in Section 1.4.

Additional Lenders”: any Eligible Assignee that makes an Incremental Term A Loan, an Incremental Term B Loan or Replacement Term Loan or extends Incremental Revolving Commitments or commitments with respect to Incremental Revolving Increases pursuant to Section 2.23 or 2.24.

Adjusted LIBO Rate”: with respect to any Eurodollar Borrowing, for any Interest Period, an interest rate per annum equal to (a) the LIBO Rate for such Interest Period multiplied by (b) the Statutory Reserve Rate; provided, that the Adjusted LIBO Rate shall in no event be less than 0.00%.

 

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Administrative Agents”: as defined in the preamble hereto.

Administrative Questionnaire”: an administrative questionnaire in a form supplied by the applicable Administrative Agent.

Affiliate”: as to any Person, any other Person that, directly or indirectly, is in control of, is controlled by, or is under common control with, such Person. For purposes of this definition, “control” of a Person means the power, directly or indirectly, to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such Person, whether by contract or otherwise. For purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, Jefferies LLC and its Affiliates shall be deemed to be Affiliates of Jefferies Finance LLC and its Affiliates.

Agency Fee Letters”: collectively, (i) that certain Agency Fee Letter, dated August 16, 2018, by and among, inter alios, the Borrowers and Jefferies and (ii) that certain Agency Fee Letter, dated August 16, 2018, by and among the Borrowers and Rabobank.

Agent”: as defined in the preamble hereto.

Agent Indemnitee”: as defined in Section 8.7.

Aggregate Exposure”: with respect to any Lender at any time, an amount equal to (a) until the Closing Date, the aggregate amount of such Lender’s Commitments at such time and (b) thereafter, the sum of (i) the aggregate then unpaid principal amount of such Lender’s Term A Loans and/or Term B Loans, as applicable and (ii) the amount of such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitments then in effect or, if the Revolving Credit Commitments have been terminated, the amount of such Lender’s Revolving Credit Exposure.

Aggregate Exposure Percentage”: with respect to any Lender at any time, the ratio (expressed as a percentage) of such Lender’s Aggregate Exposure at such time to the Aggregate Exposure of all Lenders at such time.

Agreement”: this Credit Agreement.

Alternate Base Rate”: for any day, a rate per annum equal to the greatest of (a) the Prime Rate in effect on such day, (b) the Federal Funds Effective Rate in effect on such day plus 1/2 of 1.00% and (c) the Adjusted LIBO Rate that would be calculated as of such day (or, if such day is not a Business Day, as of the next preceding Business Day) in respect of a proposed Eurodollar Loan with a one-month Interest Period plus 1.00%; provided, that the Alternate Base Rate shall in no event be less than 1.00%. For the purpose of clause (c) above, the Adjusted LIBO Rate for any day shall be based on the rate determined on such day at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) by reference to the ICE Benchmark Administration Limited (or such other Person that takes over the administration of such rate) LIBO Rate for deposits in US Dollars (as set forth by any service selected by the applicable Administrative Agent that has been nominated by the ICE Benchmark Administration Limited (or such other Person that takes over the administration of such rate) as an authorized vendor for the purpose of displaying such rates). If the applicable Administrative Agent shall have determined (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) that it is unable to ascertain the Federal Funds Effective Rate

 

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for any reason, the Alternate Base Rate shall be determined without regard to clause (b) of the immediately preceding sentence until the circumstances giving rise to such inability no longer exist. Any change in the Alternate Base Rate due to a change in the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Effective Rate or such Adjusted LIBO Rate shall be effective from and including the effective date of such change in the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Effective Rate or such Adjusted LIBO Rate, respectively.

Alternative Currency”: each of Euro and each other currency (other than US Dollars) that is approved in accordance with Section 1.10.

Alternative Currency Equivalent”: at any time, with respect to any amount denominated in Dollars, the equivalent amount thereof in the applicable Alternative Currency as determined by the Revolver Administrative Agent or the applicable Issuing Bank, as applicable, at such time on the basis of the Spot Rate (determined in respect of the most recent Revaluation Date) for the purchase of such Alternative Currency with US Dollars.

Applicable Discount”: as defined in Section 2.12(f)(iii).

Applicable Margin”: (a) with respect to Term A Loans, (i) until delivery of the financial statements for the first full fiscal quarter ending after the Fourth Amendment Effective Date pursuant to Sections 5.1(a) and 5.1(b), the rate per annum equal to (i) for ABR Loans, 1.50%, and (ii) for Eurodollar Loans, 2.50%set forth in Level I below for the applicable Type of Loan and (ii) thereafter, the rate per annum set forth in the table below for the applicable Type of Loan based on the Total Leverage Ratio as set forth in the most recent Compliance Certificate received by the Administrative Agents pursuant to Section 5.2(a), as such rate may be adjusted in accordance with the Sustainability Linked Pricing Adjustment, (b) with respect to Term B Loans, the rate per annum equal to (i) for ABR Loans, 1.50%, and (ii) for Eurodollar Loans, 2.50%, (c) with respect to Revolving Credit Loans, (i) until delivery of the financial statements for the first full fiscal quarter ending after the Fourth Amendment Effective Date pursuant to Sections 5.1(a) and 5.1(b), the rate per annum equal to (i) for ABR Loans, 1.50% and (ii) for Eurodollar Loans, 2.50%,set forth in Level I below and (ii) thereafter, the rate per annum set forth in the table below based on the Total Leverage Ratio as set forth in the most recent Compliance Certificate received by the Administrative Agents pursuant to Section 5.2(a), as such rate may be adjusted in accordance with the Sustainability Linked Pricing Adjustment, (d) with respect to any Incremental Facility, the rate or rates per annum set forth in the applicable Incremental Facility Amendment, (e) with respect to any Extended Revolving Credit Commitment or Extended Term Loan, the rate or rates per annum specified in the applicable Extension Offer and (f) with respect to any Replacement Facility, the rate or rates per annum specified in the applicable Replacement Facility Amendment.

 

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Level

  

Total

Leverage

Ratio

   Applicable Margin  for
Revolving Loans and
Term A Loans that  are
Eurodollar Loans
    Applicable  Margin
for Revolving Loans
and Term A Loans
that are ABR Loans
    Revolving
Commitment
Fee Rate
 

I

   ³ 2.50:1.00      2.25 %      1.25 %      0.35 % 

II

   < 2.50:1.00, but ³ 1.50:1.00      2.00 %      1.00 %      0.30 % 

III

   < 1.50:1.00      1.75 %      0.75 %      0.25 % 

No change in the Applicable Margin shall be effective until three (3) Business Days after the date on which the Administrative Agents shall have received the applicable financial statements and a Compliance Certificate pursuant to Section 5.2(a) calculating the Total Leverage Ratio. If (x) an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or (y) the Borrower shall fail to deliver any financial statement or certificate required to be delivered pursuant to Section 5.1 or Section 5.2 within the time periods specified in Section 5.1 or Section 5.2, as applicable, then the Applicable Margin from and including the 60th day after the end of such fiscal quarter or the 90th day after the end of such fiscal year, as the case may be, to but not including the date the Borrower delivers to the Administrative Agent such financial statement or certificate shall conclusively equal the highest possible Applicable Margin provided for in this definition. Within one (1) Business Day of receipt of the applicable information under Section 5.1 or Section 5.2, the Term Loan A Agent shall give each Term Loan A Lender and Revolving Credit Lender electronic or telephonic notice (confirmed in writing) of the Applicable Margin in effect from such date.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in this Agreement (including the then-effective Total Leverage Ratio), if (i) the Total Leverage Ratio used to determine the Applicable Margin for any period is incorrect as a result of any error, misstatement or misrepresentation contained in any financial statement or certificate delivered pursuant to Section 5.1 or Section 5.2, and (ii) as a result thereof, the Applicable Margin paid to the Lenders and/or the Issuing Banks, as the case may be, at any time pursuant to this Agreement is lower than the Applicable Margin that would have been payable to the Lenders and/or the Issuing Banks, as the case may be, had the Applicable Margin been calculated on the basis of the correct Total Leverage Ratio, the Applicable Margin in respect of such period will be adjusted upwards automatically and retroactively, and the applicable Borrowers shall pay to each Lender and/or each Issuing Bank, as the case may be, such additional amounts (Additional Amounts) as are necessary so that after receipt of such amounts such Lender and/or Issuing Bank, as the case may be, receives an amount equal to the amount it would have received had the Applicable Margin been calculated during such period on the basis of the correct Total Leverage Ratio. Additional Amounts shall be payable ten (10) days following delivery by the applicable Administrative Agent to the applicable Borrower(s) of a notice (which shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) setting forth in reasonable detail such Administrative Agents calculation of the amount of any Additional Amounts owed to the Lenders and/or the Issuing Banks. The payment of Additional Amounts shall be in addition to, and not in limitation of, any other amounts payable by the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.13 and Section 2.15. Additional Amounts shall constitute Obligations . The agreements in this paragraph shall survive the payment of the Loans and all other Obligations payable under this Agreement and the termination of the Commitments.

 

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Applicable Percentage”: with respect to any Revolving Credit Lender, the percentage of the Total Revolving Credit Commitments represented by such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment. If the Revolving Credit Commitments have terminated or expired, the Applicable Percentages shall be determined based upon the Revolving Credit Commitments most recently in effect, after giving effect to any assignments. The Applicable Percentage shall be adjusted appropriately, as determined by the Revolver Administrative Agent, in accordance with Section 2.22(c) to disregard the Revolving Credit Commitment of Defaulting Lenders.

Applicable Prepayment Percentage”: (a) on or prior to August 10, 2021, 1.00%, and (b) thereafter, 0%.

Appraisal Period”: any period of twelve consecutive calendar months commencing on May 1 in any calendar year through and including April 30 in the following calendar year.

Approved Fund”: any Person (other than a natural person) that is engaged in making, purchasing, holding or investing in bank loans and similar extensions of credit as its primary activity and that is administered or managed by (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of a Lender or (c) an entity or an Affiliate of an entity that administers or manages a Lender.

Approved Sustainability Proposal: as defined in Section 2.28(b).

Arrangers”: (i) Jefferies and Rabobank, as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners for the Term Loan B Facility, (ii) Rabobank as sole lead arranger and bookrunner for the Term Loan A Facility and the Revolving Credit Facility and (iii) Citizens Bank, N.A. (“Citizens”), Citicorp North America, Inc. (“Citi”), Fifth Third Bank (“Fifth Third”) and Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (“Mizuho”) as joint lead arrangers for the Facilities.

Asset Sale”: any Disposition of Property or series of related Dispositions of Property pursuant to clause (d)(ii), (j), (k), (o) or (q) of Section 6.5 or Section 6.10 to the extent applicable by any Group Member to any Person (other than a Group Member).

Assignment and Assumption”: an assignment and assumption entered into by a Lender and an assignee (with the consent of any party whose consent is required by Section 9.4), and accepted by the applicable Administrative Agent, in the form of Exhibit E-1 or any other form approved by the applicable Administrative Agent and the applicable Borrowers.

Attributable Indebtedness”: when used with respect to any Sale and Leaseback Transaction, as at the time of determination, the present value (discounted at a rate equivalent to Parent’s then current weighted average cost of funds for borrowed money as at the time of determination, compounded on a semi-annual basis) of the total obligations of the lessee for rental payments during the remaining term of the lease included in any such Sale and Leaseback Transaction.

 

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Auction”: as defined in Section 2.12(f)(i).

Auction Amount”: as defined in Section 2.12(f)(i).

Auction Notice”: as defined in Section 2.12(f)(i).

Auto Renewal Letter of Credit”: as defined in Section 2.7(c).

Availability Period”: with respect to the Revolving Credit Facility, the period from and after the Closing Date to but excluding the earlier of the Revolving Credit Maturity Date and the date of termination of the Revolving Credit Commitments.

Available Basket”: as of any date of determination, an amount equal to (a)(i) $250.0 million plus (ii) (x) an amount equal to 50% of Consolidated Net Income of the Group Members for the period (taken as one accounting period) commencing with July 1, 2018 to the end of the fiscal quarter most recently ended in respect of which a Compliance Certificate has been delivered as required hereunder or (y) in the case such Consolidated Net Income for such period is a deficit, minus 100% of such deficit, plus (iii) the net cash proceeds from the issuance of Capital Stock of, or capital contributions to, Parent after the Closing Date (other than proceeds from the issuance of Disqualified Capital Stock, Excluded Contributions, any Cure Amount and proceeds from capital contributions described in Section 6.2(y)) other than, for the avoidance of any doubt, in connection with the 2014 Convertible Notes and/or the 2018 Convertible Notes, plus (iv) the net cash proceeds received by Parent after the Closing Date from the issuance or sale of convertible or exchangeable Disqualified Capital Stock or debt securities of any Group Member that has thereafter been converted into or exchanged for Qualified Capital Stock other than, for the avoidance of any doubt, in connection with the 2014 Convertible Notes and/or the 2018 Convertible Notes, plus (v) returns, repayments, interest, profits, distributions, income and similar amounts received in cash or Cash Equivalents by the Group Members in respect of Investments (including Investments made in non-Group Members) made using the Available Basket (such amounts not exceeding the fair market value (as determined in good faith by Parent) of such original Investment), plus (vi) an amount equal to Retained Asset Sale Proceeds, plus (vii) the Investments of the Group Members made using the Available Basket in any Unrestricted Subsidiary that has been re-designated as a Restricted Subsidiary or that has been merged or consolidated with or into Parent or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries (up to the lesser of (A) the fair market value (as determined in good faith by Parent) of the Investments of Parent and the Restricted Subsidiaries made using the Available Basket in such Unrestricted Subsidiary at the time of such re-designation or merger or consolidation and (B) the fair market value (as determined in good faith by Parent) of the original Investments by Parent and the Restricted Subsidiaries made using the Available Basket in such Unrestricted Subsidiary), plus (viii) any Declined Term Loan A Proceeds and Declined Term Loan B Proceeds, minus (b) the sum of (w) Investments made pursuant to Section 6.7(f)(iii), (x) the amount of Restricted Payments made by Parent pursuant to Section 6.6(d), (y) Investments made pursuant to Section 6.7(s) and (z) Specified Prepayments made pursuant to Section 6.8(ii), in each case to the extent utilizing the Available Basket.

 

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

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

Bail-In Legislation”: 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 for such EEA Member Country from time to time which is described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule.

Bankruptcy Code”: Title 11 of the United States Code (11 U.S.C. § 101, et seq.).

Bankruptcy Event”: with respect to any Person, such Person becomes the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding or a corporate statutory arrangement proceeding having similar effect, is subject to, or any Person that directly or indirectly controls such Person is subject to, a forced liquidation, or winding-up, or has had a receivership, liquidator, provisional liquidator, or has had a receiver, conservator, trustee, administrator, custodian, monitor, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with the reorganization or liquidation of its business appointed for it or any substantial part of its assets, or, in the good faith determination of the Term Loan Administrative Agent, has taken any action or the shareholders of such Person have passed a resolution in furtherance of, or indicating its consent to, approval of, or acquiescence in, any such proceeding or appointment under the laws of any jurisdiction; 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 or instrumentality thereof, so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Person with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Person (or such Governmental Authority or instrumentality) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made by such Person.

Baseline Score: as defined in Section 2.28(a).

Benchmark: initially, (i) with respect to any amounts denominated in US Dollars, USD LIBOR and (ii) with respect to any amounts denominated in Euros, EURIBOR; provided that if a replacement of a Benchmark has occurred pursuant to Section 2.16(b), then Benchmark means the applicable Benchmark Replacement to the extent that such Benchmark Replacement has replaced such prior benchmark rate. Any reference to Benchmark shall include, as applicable, the published component used in the calculation thereof.

 

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Benchmark Replacement: for any Available Tenor:

(1) For purposes of clause (i) of Section 2.16(b), the first alternative set forth below that can be determined by the applicable Administrative Agent:

(a) the sum of: (i) Term SOFR and (ii) 0.11448% (11.448 basis points) for an Available Tenor of one-months duration, 0.26161% (26.161 basis points) for an Available Tenor of three-months duration, 0.42826% (42.826 basis points) for an Available Tenor of six-months duration, and 0.71513% (71.513 basis points) for an Available Tenor of twelve-months duration; provided , that if any Available Tenor of USD LIBOR does not correspond to an Available Tenor of Term SOFR, the Benchmark Replacement for such Available Tenor of USD LIBOR shall be the closest corresponding Available Tenor (based on length) for Term SOFR and if such Available Tenor of USD LIBOR equally corresponds to two Available Tenors of Term SOFR, the corresponding tenor of Term SOFR with the shorter duration shall apply; or

(b) the sum of: (i) Daily Simple SOFR and (ii) the spread adjustment selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body for the replacement of the tenor of USD LIBOR with a SOFR-based rate having approximately the same length as the interest payment period specified in clause (i) of Section 2.16(b) (which spread adjustment, for the avoidance of doubt, shall be 0.11448% (11.448 basis points));

provided , that, notwithstanding the application of clause (1)(a) above, the applicable Borrower shall have the option to select an Interest Period of less than one month’s duration, in which case the Benchmark Replacement for such Interest Period shall be, as selected by the Borrowers prior to the first such Borrowing with an Interest Period of less than one month’s duration, either (x) the rate as calculated in accordance with clause (1)(b) above or (y) the rate which results from interpolating on a linear basis between: (I) Term SOFR with an Available Tenor of one month’s duration and (II) Daily Simple SOFR, provided further, that availability of the interpolated rate set forth in the preceding clause (y) shall be subject to (i) Term SOFR having been recommended for use by the Relevant Governmental Body and (ii) determination by the applicable Administrative Agent that the administration of Term SOFR is administratively feasible for the applicable Administrative Agent, provided further, for the avoidance of doubt, that the spread adjustment corresponding to any Benchmark Replacement effected pursuant to the above provisos shall be 0.11448% (11.448 basis points); and

(2) For purposes of clause (ii) of Section 2.16(b), the sum of (a) the alternate benchmark rate and (b) an adjustment (which may be a positive or negative value or zero), in each case, that has been selected by the applicable Administrative Agent and the applicable Borrowers as the replacement for such Available Tenor of such Benchmark giving due consideration to any evolving or then-prevailing market convention, including any applicable recommendations made by the Relevant Governmental Body, for loans denominated in the corresponding currency for syndicated credit facilities at such time (for

 

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the avoidance of doubt, for purposes of clause (2) hereof with respect to US Dollars and Alternative Currencies, the evolving or then-prevailing market conventions shall be those applicable to the US loan market);

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

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

Benchmark Transition Event: with respect to any then-current Benchmark other than USD LIBOR, the occurrence of a public statement or publication of information by or on behalf of the administrator of the then-current Benchmark, the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the central bank for the currency applicable to such Benchmark, an insolvency official with jurisdiction over the administrator for such Benchmark, a resolution authority with jurisdiction over the administrator for such Benchmark or a court or an entity with similar insolvency or resolution authority over the administrator for such Benchmark, announcing or stating that (a) such administrator has ceased or will cease on a specified date to provide all Available Tenors of such Benchmark, permanently or indefinitely, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide any Available Tenor of such Benchmark or (b) all Available Tenors of such Benchmark are or will no longer be representative and that representativeness will not be restored.

Beneficial Ownership Certification” means a certification regarding beneficial ownership as required by the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.

 

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Beneficial Ownership Regulation” means 31 C.F.R. § 1010.230.

Benefit Plan” means any of (a) an “employee benefit plan” (as defined in ERISA) that is subject to Title I of ERISA, (b) a “plan” as defined in and subject to Section 4975 of the Code or (c) any Person whose assets include (for purposes of ERISA Section 3(42) or otherwise for purposes of Title I of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code) the assets of any such “employee benefit plan” or “plan”.

Board”: the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States (or any successor thereto).

Board of Directors”: with respect to any Person, (i) in the case of any corporation or exempted company, the board of directors of such Person, (ii) in the case of any limited liability company, the board of managers of such person or, if there is none, the Board of Directors of the managing member of such Person, (iii) in the case of any partnership, the Board of Directors of the general partner of such Person, (iv) in any other case, the functional equivalent of the foregoing, and (v) in the case of any Person organized under the laws of a jurisdiction other than the United States, any State thereof or the District of Columbia, the foreign equivalent of any of the foregoing.

Borrower Materials”: as defined in Section 9.1.

Borrowers”: as defined in the preamble.

Borrowing”: Loans of the same Class and Type, made, converted or continued on the same date and, in the case of Eurodollar Loans, as to which a single Interest Period is in effect.

Borrowing Request”: a request by the applicable Borrowers for a Borrowing substantially in the form of Exhibit I.

Business Day”: any day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks in New York City or Luxembourg are authorized or required by law to remain closed; provided, that, when used in connection with a Eurodollar Loan, the term “Business Day” shall also exclude any day on which banks are not open for dealings in US Dollar deposits in the London interbank market.

Capital Expenditures”: for any period, with respect to any Person, the aggregate of all expenditures by such Person for the acquisition or leasing (pursuant to a capital lease) of fixed or capital assets or additions to equipment (including replacements, capitalized repairs and improvements during such period) that are required to be capitalized under GAAP on a balance sheet of such Person, it being understood that Capital Expenditures do not include amounts expended to purchase assets constituting an on-going business, including investments that constitute Permitted Acquisitions.

Capital Lease Obligations”: with respect to any Person, 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

 

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classified and accounted for as capital leases on a balance sheet of such Person under GAAP; and the amount of such obligations at any time shall be the capitalized amount thereof at such time determined in accordance with GAAP.

Capital Stock”: any and all shares, interests, participations or other equivalents (however designated) of capital stock or equity of a corporation or exempted company, any and all equivalent ownership interests in a Person (other than a corporation) and any and all warrants, rights or options to purchase any of the foregoing, but excluding debt securities convertible or exchangeable into any of the foregoing and/or into cash based on the value of the foregoing (including the 2014 Convertible Notes and the 2018 Convertible Notes).

Cash Equivalents”: (a) US Dollars; (b) securities and other obligations issued or directly and fully guaranteed or insured by the United States government or any agency or instrumentality thereof (provided, that the full faith and credit of such country is pledged in support of those securities) having maturities of not more than one year from the date of acquisition; (c) certificates of deposit, time deposits and eurocurrency time deposits with maturities of one year or less from the date of acquisition, demand deposits, bankers’ acceptances with maturities not exceeding one year and overnight bank deposits, in each case, with any Lender or with any domestic or foreign bank having, or which is a banking subsidiary of a domestic or foreign bank holding company or any branch of a foreign bank in the US having, capital and surplus of not less than $500.0 million (or its foreign currency equivalent); (d) fully collateralized repurchase obligations for underlying securities of the types described in clauses (b) and (c) above or clause (f) below entered into with any financial institution meeting the qualifications specified in clause (c) above; (e) commercial paper and variable or fixed rate notes rated at least P-2 by Moody’s or at least A-2 by S&P (or, if at any time neither Moody’s nor S&P shall be rating such obligations, an equivalent rating from another nationally recognized statistical rating agency) and, in each case, maturing within one year after the date of acquisition; (f) marketable short-term money market and similar highly liquid funds having a rating of at least P-2 or A-2 from either Moody’s or S&P, respectively (or, if at any time neither Moody’s nor S&P shall be rating such obligations, an equivalent rating from another nationally recognized statistical rating agency); (g) readily marketable direct obligations issued by any state, commonwealth or territory of the United States or any political subdivision thereof rated at least P-2 by Moody’s or at least A-2 by S&P (or, if at any time neither Moody’s nor S&P shall be rating such obligations, an equivalent rating from another nationally recognized statistical rating agency) with maturities of one year or less from the date of acquisition; (h) Investments with average maturities of one year or less from the date of acquisition in money market funds rated AAA- (or the equivalent thereof) or better by S&P or Aaa3 (or the equivalent thereof) or better by Moody’s (or, if at any time neither Moody’s nor S&P shall be rating such obligations, an equivalent rating from another nationally recognized statistical rating agency); and (i) investment funds investing substantially all of their assets in Cash Equivalents of the kinds described in clauses (a) through (h) of this definition.

In the case of Investments by any Foreign Subsidiary that is a Restricted Subsidiary, Cash Equivalents shall also include (i) Investments of the type and maturity described in clauses (a) through (i) above of foreign obligors, which Investments or obligors (or the parents of such obligors) have ratings described in such clauses and (ii) other short-term investments utilized by

 

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Foreign Subsidiaries that are Restricted Subsidiaries in accordance with normal investment practices for cash management in investments analogous to the foregoing investments in clauses (a) through (i) and in this paragraph.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, Cash Equivalents shall include, in the case of any Foreign Subsidiary, amounts denominated in the local currency of the jurisdiction of incorporation or formation of such Foreign Subsidiary in addition to those set forth in clause (a) above; provided, that such amounts are held by such Foreign Subsidiary from time to time in the ordinary course of business and not for speculation.

Cash Management Obligations”: obligations owed by any Loan Party to any Qualified Counterparty in respect of or in connection with Cash Management Services and designated by such Qualified Counterparty and the Borrowers in writing to the Collateral Agent as “Cash Management Obligations”.

Cash Management Services”: any treasury, depositary, disbursement, lockbox, funds transfer, pooling, netting, overdraft, stored value card, purchase card (including so-called “procurement cards” or “P-cards”), debit card, credit card, e-payable, cash management and similar services and any automated clearing house transfer of funds.

Cayman Security Documents”: the following Cayman Islands law governed security agreements:

(i)    an equitable mortgage over shares made between Parent, as mortgagor, and the Collateral Agent, over 100% of the shares held by Parent in WH Intermediate Holdings Ltd.;

(ii)    an equitable mortgage over shares made between WH Intermediate Holdings Ltd., as mortgagor, and the Collateral Agent, over 100% of the shares held by WH Intermediate Holdings Ltd. in HV Holdings Ltd.; and

(iii)    an equitable mortgage over shares made between WH Intermediate Holdings Ltd., as mortgagor, and the Collateral Agent, over 100% of the shares held by WH Intermediate Holdings Ltd. in HBL Ltd.

CFC”: any “controlled foreign corporation” within the meaning of Section 957 of the Code that is directly or indirectly owned by any member of the Parent Group that is a “United States person,” within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.

CFC Debt”: intercompany loans, indebtedness or receivables owed (or treated as owed for U.S. federal income tax purposes) by one or more CFCs.

Change in Law”: (a) the adoption of any law, rule, regulation or treaty after the date of this Agreement or, if later, the date on which the applicable Lender or Issuing Bank becomes a Lender or Issuing Bank hereunder, (b) any change in any law, rule, regulation or treaty or in the interpretation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority after the date of this Agreement or, if later, the date on which the applicable Lender or Issuing Bank becomes a

 

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Lender or Issuing Bank hereunder or (c) compliance by any Lender or Issuing Bank (or, for purposes of Section 2.17(b), by any lending office of such Lender or Issuing Bank or by such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s holding company, if any) with any request, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) of any Governmental Authority made or issued after the date of this Agreement or, if later, the date on which the applicable Lender or Issuing Bank becomes a Lender or Issuing Bank hereunder; 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 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.

Change of Control”: the occurrence of any of the following events: (a) any “person” or “group” (as such terms are used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Exchange Act (but (i) excluding any employee benefit plan of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries and any Person acting in its capacity as trustee, agent or other fiduciary or administrator of any such plan, (ii) excluding from any determination of the amount of Capital Stock beneficially owned by such “person” or “group,” where such person or group includes both Permitted Holders and one or more Persons that are not Permitted Holders, any Capital Stock owned by Permitted Holders, and (iii) excluding any “person” or “group” comprised solely of Permitted Holders) shall become the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Exchange Act), directly or indirectly, of Capital Stock representing more than 35.0% of the ordinary voting power for the election of directors of Parent, measured by voting power rather than number of shares; (b) Parent shall cease to own and control, of record and beneficially, directly or indirectly, 100% of each class of outstanding Capital Stock of each other Borrower free and clear of all Liens (except Permitted Liens); or (c) a Specified Change of Control.

Class”: (a) when used with respect to Lenders, refers to whether such Lenders are Revolving Credit Lenders, Term Loan Lenders, Incremental Revolving Lenders (of the same tranche), Lenders in respect of Incremental Term A Loans or Incremental Term B Loans (of the same tranche), Extending Revolving Credit Lenders (of the same tranche), Lenders in respect of a Replacement Revolving Credit Facility, Extending Term Lenders (of the same tranche) or Lenders in respect of Replacement Term Loans (of the same tranche), (b) when used with respect to Commitments, refers to whether such Commitments are Revolving Credit Commitments, Term Loan Commitments, Incremental Revolving Commitments (of the same tranche), commitments in respect of Incremental Term A Loans or Incremental Term B Loans (of the same tranche), Extended Revolving Credit Commitments (of the same tranche), Replacement Revolving Credit Commitments, commitments to make Extended Term Loans (of the same tranche) or commitments to make Replacement Term Loans (of the same tranche) and (c) when used with respect to Loans or Borrowings, refers to whether such Loan or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are Revolving Credit Loans, Term Loans, Incremental Term A Loans or Incremental Term B Loans (of the same tranche), Extended Term Loans (of the same tranche) or Replacement Term Loans (of the same tranche) or other loans in respect of the same Class of Commitments.

 

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Closing Date”: the date on which the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.1 shall have been satisfied or waived in accordance with Section 9.2.

Code”: the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

Collateral”: all Property of the Loan Parties, now owned or hereafter acquired, upon which a Lien is created or purported to be created by any Collateral Document.

Collateral Agent”: as defined in the preamble hereto.

Collateral Documents”: collectively, the Perfection Certificate, the Security Agreement, any US IP Security Agreements, any Mortgages, the Cayman Security Documents, the Luxembourg Security Documents, the Pledge Agreement, the IP Security Agreement, any security agreements, pledge agreements, mortgages, deeds to secure debt or deeds of trust, or other similar agreements delivered to the Collateral Agent pursuant to Section 5.9 hereof and each of the other agreements, instruments or documents that creates or purports to create a Lien in favor of the Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties.

Commitment”: with respect to any Lender, a Term Loan A Commitment, Term Loan B Commitment or a Revolving Credit Commitment of such Lender, as the context may require.

Commonly Controlled Entity”: an entity, whether or not incorporated, that is under common control with Parent within the meaning of Section 4001 of ERISA or is part of a group that includes Parent and that is treated as a single employer under Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code or, solely for purposes of Section 302 of ERISA and Section 412 of the Code, is treated as a single employer under subsection (b), (c), (m) or (o) of Section 414 of the Code.

Communications”: as defined in Section 9.1.

Company Intellectual Property”: as defined in Section 3.8(i).

Compliance Certificate”: a certificate duly executed by a Responsible Officer, substantially in the form of Exhibit B.

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

Consolidated Current Assets”: of Parent at any date, all amounts (other than cash and Cash Equivalents) that would, in conformity with GAAP, be set forth opposite the caption “total current assets” (or any like caption) on a consolidated balance sheet of the Group Members at such date, excluding deferred tax assets, assets held for sale, loans permitted to third parties, pension assets, deferred bank fees and derivative financial instruments, and, furthermore, excluding the effects of adjustments pursuant to GAAP resulting from the application of recapitalization accounting or purchase accounting, as the case may be, in relation to the Transactions or any consummated acquisition.

 

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Consolidated Current Liabilities”: of Parent at any date, all amounts that would, in conformity with GAAP, be set forth opposite the caption “total current liabilities” (or any like caption) on a consolidated balance sheet of the Group Members at such date, excluding, to the extent otherwise included therein, (a) the current portion of any Funded Debt or other long-term liabilities (including Capital Lease Obligations) or interest, (b) revolving loans and letter of credit obligations under the Revolving Credit Facility or any other revolving credit facilities or revolving lines of credit, (c) deferred tax liabilities, and (d) non-cash compensation liabilities and, furthermore, excluding the effects of adjustments pursuant to GAAP resulting from the application of recapitalization accounting or purchase accounting, as the case may be, in relation to the Transactions or any consummated acquisition.

Consolidated EBITDA”: with respect to any Person for any period, Consolidated Net Income for such period, adjusted, in each case only to the extent (and in the same proportion) deducted in determining Consolidated Net Income, without duplication, by (x) adding thereto:

(a) Consolidated Interest Expense,

(b) provision for taxes based on income,

(c) depreciation,

(d) amortization (including amortization of deferred fees and accretion of original issue discount);

(e) all other noncash items subtracted in determining Consolidated Net Income (including any noncash charges and noncash equity based compensation expenses related to any grant of stock, stock options or other equity-based awards (including, without limitation, restricted stock units or stock appreciation rights) of such Person or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries recorded under GAAP, noncash charges related to warrants or other derivative instruments classified as equity instruments that will result in equity settlements and not cash settlements, and noncash losses or charges related to impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets and excluding any noncash charge that results in an accrual of a reserve for cash charges in any future period) for such period,

(f) fees and expenses incurred in connection with the incurrence, prepayment, amendment, or refinancing of Indebtedness (including in connection with (i) the negotiation and documentation of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and any amendments or waivers thereof and (ii) the on-going compliance with this Agreement and the other Loan Documents); and

 

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(y) subtracting therefrom the aggregate amount of all noncash items and nonrecurring gains or credits, determined on a consolidated basis, to the extent such items were added in determining Consolidated Net Income for such period.

Consolidated First Lien Debt”: at any date, the sum of (x) the aggregate principal amount of all Consolidated Total Debt under this Agreement and (y) all other Consolidated Total Debt to the extent such debt is secured by any assets of the Parent or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries on an equal priority basis (but without regard to control of remedies) with the Liens securing the Obligations.

Consolidated First Lien Net Debt”: Consolidated First Lien Debt less Unrestricted Cash as of such date.

Consolidated Interest Expense”: with respect to any Person for any period, the total consolidated cash interest expense (including that portion attributable to Capital Lease Obligations) of such Person and its consolidated Restricted Subsidiaries for such period (calculated without regard to any limitations on the payment thereof and including commitment fees, letter-of-credit fees, and net amounts payable under any interest rate protection agreements) determined in accordance with GAAP.

Consolidated Net Income”: with respect to any Person for any period, the consolidated net after tax income (or loss) of such Person and its consolidated Restricted Subsidiaries determined in accordance with GAAP and before any reduction in respect of preferred stock dividends; provided that:

(a) solely to the extent it relates to calculation of the Available Basket (but, for the avoidance of doubt, not the calculation of the Total Net Leverage Ratio) for Restricted Payments permitted by Section 6.6(d), the net income of any Restricted Subsidiary (other than a Guarantor) shall be excluded to the extent that the declaration or payment of dividends or similar distributions (unless a like amount may be advanced to the Company or another Restricted Subsidiary as a loan or advance) by that Restricted Subsidiary of that net income is not at the date of determination permitted without any prior governmental approval (that has not been obtained) or, directly or indirectly, by operation of the terms of its charter or any agreement, instrument, judgment, decree, order, statute, rule or governmental regulation applicable to that Restricted Subsidiary or its stockholders;

(b) the net income (or loss) for such period of any Person that is not a Restricted Subsidiary, or that is accounted for by the equity method of accounting, shall be excluded; provided that Consolidated Net Income of the specified Person 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) made by such Person that is a not a Restricted Subsidiary to the referent Person or a Restricted Subsidiary thereof in respect of such period;

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(d) the income or loss attributable to discontinued operations (including, without limitation, operations disposed of during such period whether or not such operations were classified as discontinued) shall be excluded;

(e) any gain (or loss) realized upon the sale or other disposition of assets of such Person or its consolidated Subsidiaries, other than a sale or disposition in the ordinary course of business, and any gain (or loss) realized upon the sale or disposition of any Capital Stock of any Person shall be excluded;

(f) any impairment charge or asset write-off, including impairment charges or asset write-offs or writedowns related to intangible assets, long-lived assets, investments in debt and equity securities (including any losses with respect to the foregoing in bankruptcy, insolvency or similar proceedings) or as a result of a change in law or regulation, in each case pursuant to GAAP, shall be excluded;

(g) any non-cash compensation expense realized from employee benefit plans or postemployment benefit plans, grants of stock appreciation, restricted stock or similar rights, stock options or other rights to officers, directors and employees of such Person or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries shall be excluded;

(h) all extraordinary, unusual or non-recurring charges, gains and losses including, without limitation, all restructuring costs, severance costs, one-time compensation charges, transition costs, facilities consolidation, closing or relocation costs, costs incurred in connection with any acquisition prior to or after the Closing Date (including integration costs), including all fees, commissions, expenses and other similar charges of accountants, attorneys, brokers and other financial advisors related thereto and cash severance payments made in connection with acquisitions, and any expense or charge related to the repurchase of Capital Stock or warrants or options to purchase Capital Stock), together with any related provision for taxes, shall be excluded;

(i) the effects of purchase accounting adjustments, in amounts required or permitted by GAAP and related authoritative pronouncement, and amortization, write-off or impairment charges resulting therefrom, in each case from the application of purchase accounting in relation to any acquisition, shall be excluded;

(j) any fees and expenses, including prepayment premiums and similar amounts, incurred during such period, or any amortization thereof for such period, in connection with any equity issuance , acquisition, disposition, recapitalization, Investment, asset sale, issuance or repayment of Indebtedness (including any issuance of notes), financing transaction or amendment or modification of any debt instrument (including, in each case, any such transaction undertaken but not completed), shall be excluded;

(k) any unrealized gains and losses and with respect to Hedge Agreements for such period shall be excluded;

 

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(l) any unrealized gains and losses related to fluctuations in currency exchange rates for such period shall be excluded;

(m) any gains and losses from any early extinguishment of Indebtedness shall be excluded; and

(n) any gains and losses from any redemption or repurchase premiums paid with respect to the notes shall be excluded; and

(o) any write-off or amortization of deferred financing costs (including the amortization of original issue discount) associated with Indebtedness shall be excluded.

Consolidated Total Assets”: the consolidated total assets of the Group Members, determined in accordance with GAAP, shown on the consolidated balance sheet of Parent as of the end of the most recently ended fiscal quarter prior to the applicable date of determination for which financial statements have been delivered; provided, that, for purposes of calculating “Consolidated Total Assets” under this Agreement, the consolidated assets of the Group Members shall be adjusted to reflect any acquisitions and dispositions of assets outside the ordinary course of business that have occurred during the period from the date of the applicable balance sheet through the applicable date of determination but without giving effect to the transaction being tested under this Agreement.

Consolidated Total Debt”: at any date, an amount equal to the aggregate outstanding principal amount of all third party Indebtedness of the Group Members at such date that would be classified as a liability on the consolidated balance sheet of Parent, in accordance with GAAP, consisting of Indebtedness for borrowed money, unreimbursed obligations in respect of drawn letters of credit, Capital Lease Obligations and third party debt obligations evidenced by bonds, notes, debentures or similar instruments; provided, that Consolidated Total Debt shall not include Indebtedness in respect of (i) any letter of credit, except to the extent of obligations in respect of drawn letters of credit unreimbursed for at least three Business Days and (ii) obligations under Hedge Agreements unless such obligations have not been paid when due.

Consolidated Total Net Debt”: Consolidated Total Debt net of Unrestricted Cash as of such date.

Consolidated Working Capital”: at any date, the difference of (a) Consolidated Current Assets on such date less (b) Consolidated Current Liabilities on such date.

Contractual Obligation”: with respect to any Person, (i) the Organizational Documents of such Person and (ii) any agreement, instrument or other undertaking to which such Person is a party or by which it or any of its Property is bound.

Control Investment Affiliate”: with respect to any Person, any other Person that (a) directly or indirectly, is in control of, is controlled by, or is under common control with, such Person and (b) is organized primarily for the purpose of making equity or debt investments in one or more companies. For purposes of this definition, “control” of a Person means the power, directly or indirectly, to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such Person, whether by contract or otherwise.

 

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Convertible Notes”: the 2014 Convertible Notes and the 2018 Convertible Notes.

Credit Party”: the Agents or any other Lender.

Cure Amount”: as defined in Section 7.2(b).

Cure Notice”: as defined in Section 7.2(b).

Cure Right”: as defined in Section 7.2(b).

Cure Specified Date”: with respect to any of the first three fiscal quarters of Parent in a fiscal year, the deadline to deliver quarterly financial statements pursuant to Section 5.1(b), commencing with the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2019 and with respect to the fourth fiscal quarter of Parent in a fiscal year, the deadline to deliver annual audited financial statements pursuant to Section 5.1(a), commencing with the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2018.

Daily Simple SOFR: for any day, SOFR, with the conventions for this rate (which will include a lookback) being established by the applicable Administrative Agent in accordance with the conventions for this rate recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body for determining Daily Simple SOFR for syndicated business loans; provided, that if the applicable Administrative Agent decides that any such convention is not administratively feasible for the applicable Administrative Agent, then the applicable Administrative Agent, as applicable, may establish another convention in its reasonable discretion.

Debtor Relief Laws”: the Bankruptcy Code and other liquidation, conservatorship, bankruptcy, general assignment for the benefit of creditors, moratorium, rearrangement, receivership, insolvency, winding-up, reorganization, compromise, arrangement or similar debtor relief laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdictions from time to time in effect and affecting the rights of creditors generally, and including the statutory arrangement provisions of any corporations statute having similar effect.

Declined Asset”: as defined in Section 2.14(g)(i).

Declined Term Loan A Proceeds”: as defined in Section 2.14(g)(i).

Declined Term Loan B Proceeds”: as defined in Section 2.14(g)(ii).

Declining Lender”: as defined in Section 2.14(g)(i).

Default”: any of the events specified in Section 7, whether or not any requirement for the giving of notice, the lapse of time, or both, has been satisfied.

 

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Default Rate”: as defined in Section 2.15(b).

Defaulting Lender”: 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 applicable 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 Parent, any other Revolver Borrower or the applicable Administrative Agent 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 written request by the applicable Administrative Agent, 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 (unless such Lender 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) 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 applicable Administrative Agent’s and the Revolver Borrowers’ receipt of such certification in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the applicable Administrative Agent), or (d) admits that it is insolvent or has (or has a direct or indirect parent that has) become the subject of a Bankruptcy Event or (e) has, or has a direct or indirect parent that has, become subject to a Bail-In Action. This definition is subject to the provisions of the second paragraph of Section 2.22.

Designated Lender”: as defined in Section 2.8(c).

Designated Non-Cash Consideration”: the fair market value (as determined in good faith by Parent) of non-cash consideration received by a Group Member in connection with a Disposition pursuant to Section 6.5(j) that is designated as “Designated Non-Cash Consideration” pursuant to a certificate of a Responsible Officer, setting forth the basis of such valuation, less the amount of cash and Cash Equivalents received in connection with a subsequent sale of such Designated Non-Cash Consideration.

Discharge of Secured Obligations”: collectively, (i) the termination of the Commitments and payment in full of all Obligations (other than (A) contingent indemnification and reimbursement obligations that are not then due and payable and (B) Cash Management Obligations and obligations and liabilities under Specified Hedge Agreements as to which arrangements satisfactory to the applicable Qualified Counterparty shall have been made) and the expiration or termination of all Letters of Credit (other than Letters of Credit as to which other arrangements satisfactory to the Revolver Administrative Agent and the applicable Issuing Bank shall have been made).

 

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Discount Range”: as defined in Section 2.12(f)(i).

Discretionary Guarantor”: as defined in Section 9.18.

Disposition”: with respect to any Property, any sale, lease, sale and leaseback, assignment, conveyance, transfer or other disposition thereof (excluding Liens but including by allocation of assets by division, merger, consolidation or amalgamation, or allocation or assets to any series of a limited liability company); and the terms “Dispose” and “Disposed of” shall have correlative meanings.

Disqualified Capital Stock”: any Capital Stock which, by its terms (or by the terms of any security or other Capital Stock into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable) or upon the happening of any event or condition, (i) matures or is mandatorily redeemable (other than solely for Qualified Capital Stock), pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise, (ii) is redeemable at the option of the holder thereof (other than solely for Qualified Capital Stock), in whole or in part, (iii) provides for the scheduled payments or dividends in cash, or (iv) is or becomes convertible into or exchangeable for Indebtedness or any other Capital Stock that would constitute Disqualified Capital Stock, in each case, prior to the date that is 91 days after the then Latest Maturity Date at the time of issuance, except, in the case of clauses (i) and (ii), if as a result of a change of control event or asset sale or other Disposition or casualty event, so long as any rights of the holders thereof to require the redemption thereof upon the occurrence of such a change of control event or asset sale or other Disposition or casualty event are subject to the prior payment in full of the Obligations; provided, that if such Capital Stock is issued pursuant to a plan for the benefit of employees of any Group Member or by any such plan to such employees, such Capital Stock shall not constitute Disqualified Capital Stock solely because it may be required to be repurchased by any Group Member in order to satisfy applicable statutory or regulatory obligations.

Disqualified Lender”: (i) any bank, financial institution or other institutional lender that has been identified in writing to the Arrangers as a Disqualified Lender on August 16, 2018, (ii) any other Persons who are competitors of any Group Member that are separately identified in writing by Parent or the other Borrowers to the Arrangers (or, after the Closing Date, to the Administrative Agents) from time to time and (iii) in each case of the foregoing clauses (i) and (ii), any of such Person’s Affiliates (other than any bona-fide debt funds) that are either (x) identified in writing by Parent or the other Borrowers to the Administrative Agents from time to time or (y) clearly identifiable as an Affiliate on the basis of such Affiliate’s name; provided, that no such identification after the date hereof pursuant to clauses (ii) or (iii) above shall apply retroactively to disqualify and Person that has previously acquired an assignment or participation of an interest in any of the Facilities with respect to amounts of Commitments or Loans previously acquired by such Person. The list of Disqualified Lenders shall be made available by the applicable Administrative Agent to the Lenders upon written request therefor.

 

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Disqualifying Event”: as defined in Section 1.10(d).

Documentation Agent”: Compass Bank d/b/a BBVA Compass.

Dollar Basket Incremental Debt”: as defined in Section 2.23(a).

Domestic Subsidiary”: a Restricted Subsidiary that is organized under the laws of the United States or any State thereof or the District of Columbia, including any Domesticated Foreign Subsidiary.

Domesticated Foreign Subsidiary”: a Foreign Subsidiary that is also treated as a Domestic Subsidiary by reason of being or treated as being organized under the laws of any political subdivision of the United States.

Dutch Auction”: an auction of Term Loans conducted pursuant to Section 9.4(g) to allow a Purchasing Borrower Party to prepay Term Loans at a discount to par value and on a non-pro rata basis in accordance with the applicable Dutch Auction Procedures.

Dutch Auction Procedures”: Dutch auction procedures as set forth in Section 2.12(f) and otherwise as reasonably agreed upon by the applicable Purchasing Borrower Party and the Term Loan Administrative Agent.

Early Opt-in Effective Date: with respect to any Early Opt-in Election, the sixth (6th) Business Day after the date notice of such Early Opt-in Election is provided to the Term Loan A Lenders and the Revolving Credit Lenders, so long as the applicable Administrative Agents have not received, by 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the fifth (5th) Business Day after the date notice of such Early Opt-in Election is provided to such Lenders, written notice of objection to such Early Opt-in Election from Lenders comprising the Required Pro Rata Facility Lenders.

Early Opt-in Election: for any then-current Benchmark that uses LIBOR, the occurrence of:

(1) (a) with respect to US Dollars, a notification by the applicable Administrative Agent to (or the request by any Borrower to the applicable Administrative Agent to notify) each of the applicable Borrowers, the Term Loan A Lenders and the Revolving Credit Facility Lenders that at least five (5) currently outstanding US Dollars denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time contain (as a result of amendment or as originally executed) a SOFR-based rate (including SOFR, a term SOFR or any other rate based upon SOFR) as a benchmark rate (and such syndicated credit facilities are identified in such notice and are publicly available for review); or (b) with respect to any Alternative Currency a notification by the applicable Administrative Agent to (or the request by any Borrower to the applicable Administrative Agent to notify) each of the applicable Borrowers, the Term Loan A Lenders and the Revolving Credit Facility Lenders that at least five (5) currently outstanding syndicated credit facilities which include such Alternative Currency at such time in the U.S. syndicated loan market contain (as a result of amendment or

 

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as originally executed) a new benchmark interest rate to replace the then-current Benchmark with respect to such Alternative Currency as a benchmark rate (and such syndicated credit facilities are identified in such notice and are publicly available for review), and

(2) in each case, the joint election by the applicable Administrative Agent and the applicable Borrowers to trigger a fallback from the applicable then-current Benchmark and the provision by the applicable Administrative Agent of written notice of such election to the Term Loan A Lenders and the Revolving Facility Lenders.

ECF Percentage”: with respect to any Excess Cash Flow Period, 50.0%; provided, that (i) the ECF Percentage shall be 25.0% if the Total Net Leverage Ratio as of the last day of such Excess Cash Flow Period is less than or equal to 3.40:1.00 and greater than 2.40:1.00 and (ii) the ECF Percentage shall be 0.0% if the Total Net Leverage Ratio as of the last day of such Excess Cash Flow Period is less than or equal to 2.40:1.00.

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

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

EEA Resolution Authority”: 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.

Eligible Assignee”: (i) any Lender, any Affiliate of a Lender and any Approved Fund, (ii) any commercial bank, insurance company, investment or mutual fund or other entity that is an “accredited investor” (as defined in Regulation D under the Securities Act) and which extends credit or buys loans in the ordinary course and (iii) subject to the terms of Section 2.12(f) and Sections 9.4(g) and (h), Purchasing Borrower Parties; provided, that “Eligible Assignee” shall not include (w) any Borrower or any Borrower’s Subsidiaries or Affiliates (other than Purchasing Borrower Parties to the extent permitted by, and in accordance with, Section 2.12(f) and Sections 9.4(g) and (h)), (x) any Disqualified Lender, (y) any Lender that is, as of the date of the applicable assignment, a Defaulting Lender or (z) any natural Person.

EMU Legislation”: the legislative measures of the European Council for the introduction of, changeover to or operation of a single or unified European currency.

Environmental Laws”: any and all laws, rules, orders, regulations, statutes, ordinances, enforceable guidelines, codes, decrees, or other legally enforceable requirements of any federal,

 

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state, territorial, local, municipal, foreign or other Governmental Authority, regulating, relating to or imposing liability associated with or standards of conduct for the protection of the environment, or insofar as it relates to exposure to hazardous or toxic materials.

Environmental Liability”: any liability, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of environmental remediation or compliance with orders and directives, fines, penalties or indemnities), resulting from or based upon (a) compliance or non-compliance with any Environmental Law, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage, treatment or disposal of any Hazardous Materials, (c) human exposure to any Hazardous Materials, (d the Release or threatened Release of any Hazardous Materials into the environment or (e) any contract, agreement or other consensual arrangement pursuant to which liability is assumed or imposed with respect to any of the foregoing.

Environmental Permits”: any and all permits, licenses, approvals, registrations, and other authorizations of a Governmental Authority required under any Environmental Law.

ERISA”: the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

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

EURIBOR: the Euro interbank offered rate for Euros.

Euro” and “EUR”: the lawful currency of the Participating Member States introduced in accordance with the EMU Legislation.

Eurodollar”: when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Adjusted LIBO Rate. Eurodollar Loans that are Revolving Credit Loans may be denominated in US Dollars or in an Alternative Currency. All Revolving Credit Loans denominated in an Alternative Currency must be Eurodollar Loans. Eurodollar Loans that are Term Loans shall be denominated in US Dollars.

Event of Default”: any of the events specified in Section 7; provided, that any requirement for the giving of notice, the lapse of time, or both, has been satisfied.

Excess Cash Flow”: for any Excess Cash Flow Period, the excess, if any, of:

(a) the sum, without duplication, of:

(i) Consolidated Net Income for such period,

(ii) the amount of all non-cash charges (including but not limited to depreciation, amortization and deferred compensation) deducted in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income for such period, but excluding any such non-cash charges representing an accrual or reserve for potential cash items in any future period and excluding amortization of a prepaid cash item that was paid in a prior period,

 

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(iii) the amount of the net decrease, if any, in Consolidated Working Capital for such period (other than any such decreases arising from acquisitions or Dispositions by the Group Members completed during such period or the application of purchase or recapitalization accounting) as disclosed and presented on the Parent’s consolidated cash flow statement and determined pursuant to GAAP and then adjusted to comply with the definitions of Consolidated Current Assets and Consolidated Current Liabilities,

(iv) the aggregate net amount of non-cash loss on the Disposition of Property by the Group Members during such period (other than Dispositions in the ordinary course of business), to the extent deducted in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income, and

(v) the amount by which the tax expenses deducted in determining Consolidated Net Income for such period exceeds the amount of cash taxes paid or tax reserves set aside or payable (without duplication) in such period, minus

(b) the sum, without duplication, of:

(i) the amount of (A) all non-cash credits and gains included in arriving at Consolidated Net Income for such period (excluding any such non-cash credits and gains to the extent they represent the reversal of an accrual or reserve for a potential cash item that reduced Consolidated Net Income in any prior period) and the amount of all cash expenses, charges and losses excluded from Consolidated Net Income for such period by virtue of the definition thereof and (B) all amounts included in Consolidated Net Income pursuant to the last paragraph of the definition thereof, to the extent not received in cash during such period,

(ii) the aggregate amount actually paid by the Group Members in cash during such fiscal year on account of Capital Expenditures to the extent funded with Internally Generated Cash Flow,

(iii) the aggregate amount of all principal payments of Indebtedness (other than payments and amounts constituting “Indebtedness” under clause (g), (h) or (i) of the definition thereof), payments of earn-out obligations, and the principal component of payments in respect of Capital Lease Obligations (but (x) excluding optional prepayments of the Term Loans and Revolving Credit Loans made pursuant to Section 2.12(a) (in each case, included in the Optional Prepayment Amount) and (y) excluding mandatory prepayments of the Term Loans made pursuant to Section 2.14) of the Group Members made during such period (other than in respect of any revolving credit facility to the extent there is not an equivalent permanent reduction in commitments thereunder), to the extent funded with Internally Generated Cash Flow,

 

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(iv) the amount of the net increase, if any, in Consolidated Working Capital for such period (other than any such increases arising from acquisitions or Dispositions by the Group Members completed during such period or the application of purchase or recapitalization accounting) as disclosed and presented on the Parent’s consolidated cash flow statement and determined pursuant to GAAP and then adjusted to comply with the definitions of Consolidated Current Assets and Consolidated Current Liabilities,

(v) the aggregate net amount of non-cash gain on the Disposition of Property by the Group Members during such period (other than Dispositions in the ordinary course of business), to the extent included in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income,

(vi) cash payments made during such period in respect of long-term liabilities (other than amounts constituting “Indebtedness” under clause (g), (h) or (i) of the definition thereof and amounts covered by clause (b)(iii) (above)) of the Group Members to the extent such payments were not expensed during such period or are not deducted in determining Consolidated Net Income, to the extent funded with Internally Generated Cash Flow,

(vii) the aggregate amount actually paid by the Group Members in cash during such period on account of Investments (including acquisitions) permitted by Section 6.7(d), (f), (h), (l), (q), (r), (s) (solely to the extent made in reliance on clause (a)(i), (a)(v) or (a)(vii) of the definition of Available Basket (and in the cases of clauses (a)(v) and (a)(vii), solely to the extent such amounts are included in the calculation of Consolidated Net Income for such period)), (t), (u), (x), (z) or (ee), in each case to the extent funded with Internally Generated Cash Flow,

(viii) the aggregate amount actually paid by the Group Members in cash during such period on account of Restricted Payments permitted by Section 6.6(b), (d) (solely to the extent made in reliance on (x) clause (a)(i), (a)(v) or (a)(vii) of the definition of Available Basket (and in the cases of clauses (a)(v) and (a)(vii), solely to the extent such amounts are included in the calculation of Consolidated Net Income for such period)), (e) (solely to the extent paid to a Person other than Parent or a Restricted Subsidiary), (h) (but not in respect of transactions permitted by Section 6.7(r)), (j), (n) or (o) in each case to the extent funded with Internally Generated Cash Flow,

(ix) the aggregate amount of mandatory prepayments made pursuant to Section 2.14, with the proceeds of Asset Sales and Recovery Events during such year to the extent such proceeds are included in the calculation of such Consolidated Net Income for such period,

 

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(x) the aggregate amount of (A) purchases or buybacks of Term Loans pursuant to a Dutch Auction in accordance with Section 9.4(g) and (B) any prepayments, repayments, refinancing, substitutions or replacements of any portion of the Term Loans of any Non-Consenting Lender pursuant to Section 2.21(c)(ii),

(xi) the aggregate amount of any premium, make-whole or penalty payments actually paid in cash by Parent and the Restricted Subsidiaries during such period that are made in connection with any prepayment of Indebtedness, to the extent not deducted in determining Consolidated Net Income,

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

(xiii) without duplication of amounts deducted from Excess Cash Flow in prior periods, the aggregate consideration required to be paid in cash by Parent or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries pursuant to binding contracts (the “Contract Consideration”) entered into prior to or during such period relating to Investments (including acquisitions) or Capital Expenditures to be consummated or made during the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of Parent following the end of such period (such period, the “Next Excess Cash Flow Period”); provided, that, to the extent the aggregate amount of Internally Generated Cash Flow actually utilized to finance such Investments or Capital Expenditures during such Next Excess Cash Flow Period is less than the Contract Consideration, or the amount actually paid during such Next Excess Cash Flow Period is less than the Contract Consideration, the amount of such shortfall shall be added to the calculation of Excess Cash Flow at the end of such Next Excess Cash Flow Period; provided, further, that no deduction shall be taken under clause (b)(ii) or (b)(vi) of this definition of Excess Cash Flow for the Next Excess Cash Flow Period with respect to the aggregate amount of Internally Generated Cash Flow actually utilized or paid during such Next Excess Cash Flow Period in respect of Contract Consideration previously deducted pursuant to this clause (b)(xiii),

(xiv) the aggregate amount of expenditures (other than those constituting Restricted Payments or Investments) actually made by the Group Members in cash during such period (including expenditures for the payment of financing fees) to the extent that such expenditures are not expensed during such period or any previous period and are financed with Internally Generated Cash Flow and not by utilizing the Available Basket (except for amounts received by the Group Members in respect of Investments funded by utilizing the Available Basket); provided, that, if Consolidated Net Income is reduced in any subsequent period by an expense or charge in respect of such cash expenditure, Excess Cash Flow shall be increased by the amount of such expense or charge in such subsequent period,

 

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(xv) the aggregate amount of deferred compensation paid in cash during such period, and

(xvi) the amount of cash paid during such period to the applicable taxing authorities when directly withholding shares from employee equity award exercises (such as stock options and stock appreciation rights) for tax withholding purposes.

Excess Cash Flow Application Date”: as defined in Section 2.14(c).

Excess Cash Flow Period”: each fiscal year of Parent, commencing with the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019.

Exchange Act”: the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Exchange Rate”: on any day, and subject to Section 1.8, with respect to any currency (the “Initial Currency”), the rate at which such currency may be exchanged into another currency (the “Exchange Currency”), as set forth at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) on such day on the Reuters World Currency Page for the Initial Currency; in the event that such rate does not appear on any Reuters World Currency Page, the Exchange Rate shall be determined by reference to such other publicly available service for displaying exchange rates as may be reasonably selected by the applicable Administrative Agent (in consultation with Parent and the other Borrowers), or, in the absence of such available service, such Exchange Rate shall instead be the arithmetic average of the exchange rates of the applicable Administrative Agent in the market where its foreign currency exchange operations in respect of the Initial Currency are then being conducted, at or about 10:00 a.m. (New York City time) on such date for the purchase of the Exchange Currency for delivery two Business Days later; provided, that if at the time of any such determination, no such exchange rate can reasonably be quoted, the applicable Administrative Agent may use any reasonable method as it deems applicable to determine such rate, and such determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

Excluded Assets”: the collective reference to:

(1) any interest in leased real property (including any leasehold interests in real property) (it being agreed that no Loan Party shall be required to deliver landlord lien waivers, estoppels, bailee letters or collateral access letters) and any agreement or arrangement (including any sale and purchase agreement, call option agreement, assignment, lease agreement or otherwise) relating to the acquisition of (either directly or indirectly) any interest in leased real property (including any leasehold interests in real property);

(2) any fee interest (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any freehold interest) in real property (x) located outside of the United States or (y) that is not Material Real Property;

 

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(3) any motor vehicles and any other assets subject to a certificate of title (other than proceeds thereof);

(4) Letter-of-Credit Rights (other than to the extent such rights can be perfected by filing a UCC-1 financing statement or by a similar filing in any relevant US jurisdiction);

(5) (a) any “margin stock” within the meaning of such term under Regulation U as now and from time to time hereafter in effect and (b) commercial tort claims as to which legal proceedings have not been instituted;

(6) any asset if the granting of a security interest or pledge under the Collateral Documents in such asset would be prohibited by any law, rule or regulation or agreements with any Governmental Authority or would require the consent, approval, license or authorization of any Governmental Authority unless such consent, approval, license or authorization has been received (except to the extent such prohibition or restriction is ineffective under the UCC or any similar applicable law in any relevant jurisdiction and other than proceeds thereof, to the extent the assignment of such proceeds is effective under the UCC or any similar applicable law in any relevant jurisdiction notwithstanding any such prohibition or restriction);

(7) Capital Stock in any joint venture or Restricted Subsidiary that is not a domestic Wholly Owned Subsidiary, to the extent that granting a pledge of or a security interest in such Capital Stock under the Collateral Documents would not be permitted by the terms of such joint venture or such Restricted Subsidiary’s Organizational Documents;

(8) assets to the extent a security interest in such assets could result in a material adverse tax consequence to Parent or any of its Subsidiaries as reasonably determined by the Borrowers in consultation with the Collateral Agent;

(9) in the case of security for the Obligations of the Term Loan Borrower and HII, (i) voting equity interests constituting an amount greater than 65.0% of the outstanding voting and 100.0% of the outstanding non-voting equity interests of any Restricted Subsidiary that is a CFC or a Foreign Holding Company, (ii) voting equity interests constituting an amount greater 65.0% of the outstanding voting and 100.0% of the outstanding non-voting equity interests of any Restricted Subsidiary that is an entity disregarded as separate from its owner under Treasury Regulations Section 301.7701-3 that owns an interest in a CFC or a Foreign Holding Company and/or CFC Debt and (iii) CFC Debt; provided, however, that this clause (9) shall not apply if, as a result of any change in law after the date hereof, the provision of such security no longer would cause any material adverse U.S. federal income tax consequences to the Parent or any of its Subsidiaries under Section 956 of the Code;

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(11) (i) any lease, license or other agreement relating to a purchase money obligation, capital lease or sale/leaseback, or any Property being leased or purchased thereunder, or the proceeds or products thereof and (ii) any Property, license or other agreement not referred to in clause (i) (or any rights or interests thereunder), in each case, to the extent that a grant of a security interest therein under the Loan Documents would violate or invalidate such lease, license or agreement (including any agreement governing such Property) or create a right of termination in favor of any other party thereto (other than a Loan Party) (except to the extent such restriction is ineffective under the UCC and any similar law in any relevant jurisdiction and other than proceeds and products thereof, to the extent the assignment of such proceeds and products is expressly deemed effective under the UCC and any similar law in any relevant jurisdiction notwithstanding any such restriction);

(12) assets in circumstances where the Term Loan Administrative Agents and the Borrower reasonably agree that the cost of obtaining or perfecting a security interest under the Loan Documents in such assets is excessive in relation to the benefit to the Lenders afforded thereby;

(13) any United States intent-to-use trademark applications or intent-to-use service mark applications to the extent and for so long as the grant of a security interest therein would impair the validity or enforceability of, or render void or voidable or result in the cancellation of, a Loan Party’s right, title or interest therein or any trademark or service mark registration issued as a result of such application under applicable Federal law;

(14) any Property of any Excluded Subsidiary and any Property of any Person that is not a Subsidiary which, if a Subsidiary, would constitute an Excluded Subsidiary and, in the case of security for the Obligations of the Term Loan Borrower and HII, any Property of an applicable Excluded U.S. Guarantor;

(15) Capital Stock in Immaterial Subsidiaries (or any Person that is not a Subsidiary which, if a Subsidiary, would constitute an Immaterial Subsidiary), captive insurance Subsidiaries, not-for-profit Subsidiaries and Unrestricted Subsidiaries; and

(16) in the case of security for the Obligations of the Term Loan Borrower and HII, in each case, in their capacity as a Borrower hereunder, CFC Debt issued by any applicable Excluded U.S. Guarantor;

provided, that assets described above that were deemed “Excluded Assets” as a result of a prohibition or restriction described above shall no longer be “Excluded Assets” upon termination of the applicable prohibition or restriction that caused such assets to be treated as “Excluded Assets.”

Excluded Contributions”: the net cash proceeds received by Parent from (a) capital contributions to its common Capital Stock or (b) the sale (other than to a Subsidiary) of Capital Stock of Parent (other than proceeds from the issuance of Disqualified Capital Stock) which proceeds are used substantially concurrently to make an Investment.

 

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Existing Roll-Over Letters of Credit” shall mean those letters of credit or bank guarantees issued and outstanding as of the Closing Date and set forth on Schedule 1.1(B), which shall each be deemed to constitute a Letter of Credit issued hereunder on the Closing Date.

Excluded Subsidiary”: (a) Unrestricted Subsidiaries, (b) Immaterial Subsidiaries, (c) any Subsidiary that is prohibited by applicable law, rule or regulation or by any contractual obligation existing on the Closing Date (or, if later, the date it becomes a Restricted Subsidiary) from guaranteeing the Facilities or which would require governmental (including regulatory) consent, approval, license or authorization to provide a guarantee unless such consent, approval, license or authorization has been received, (d) other than with respect to HIL, a Restricted Subsidiary whose provision of a guarantee would otherwise result in material adverse tax consequences to Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, as reasonably determined by the Borrowers, (e) not-for-profit Restricted Subsidiaries or (f) Restricted Subsidiaries that are captive insurance companies. As of the Closing Date, Herbalife Venezuela, as well as Restricted Subsidiaries of the Parent that are incorporated in China, Russia, India and Mexico, shall be Excluded Subsidiaries (unless subsequently designated by the Parent as not constituting an Excluded Subsidiary). For the avoidance of doubt, in no event shall any Borrower constitute an Excluded Subsidiary.

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

Excluded Taxes”: any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to the Agents, any Lender, any Issuing Bank or any other recipient of any payment to be made by or on account of any obligation of the Loan Parties hereunder, or required to be withheld or deducted from any payment to any such recipient (a) Taxes imposed on (or measured by) net income (however denominated), franchise Taxes, and branch profits Taxes, in each case, (i) imposed as a result of such recipient being organized under the laws of, or having its principal office or, in the case of any Lender or Issuing Bank, its applicable lending office located in, the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (or any political subdivision thereof) or (ii) that are Other Connection Taxes, (b) in the case of a Lender or Issuing Bank, US Federal withholding Taxes that are imposed on amounts payable to or for the account of such Lender or Issuing Bank with respect to an applicable interest in a Loan or Commitment pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which (i) such

 

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Lender or Issuing Bank acquires such interest in the Loan or Commitment (other than pursuant to an assignment request by the applicable Borrowers under Section 2.21(b)) or (ii) such Lender or Issuing Bank changes its lending office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 2.19, amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable either to such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s assignor immediately before such Lender or Issuing Bank acquired the applicable interest in a Loan or Commitment or to such Lender or Issuing Bank immediately before it changed its lending office, (c) Taxes attributable to such recipient’s failure to comply with Section 2.19(e) and (d) any US Federal withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA.

Excluded U.S. Guarantor”: (a) in the case of Obligations of HII, any Restricted Subsidiary that is a Foreign Holding Company or a CFC or that is owned directly or indirectly by a CFC; and (b) in the case of Obligations of Term Loan Borrower any Restricted Subsidiary that is a Foreign Holding Company or a CFC or that is owned directly or indirectly by a CFC; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, HIL shall not be an Excluded U.S. Guarantor. For the avoidance of doubt, it is understood that the following Guarantors do not constitute, as of the Closing Date, Excluded U.S. Guarantors: Herbalife Nutrition Ltd., Herbalife International, Inc., HLF Financing SaRL, LLC, HLF Financing US, LLC, HV Holdings Ltd., WH Intermediate Holdings Ltd., HBL Luxembourg Holdings S.a.R.L., WH Luxembourg Holdings S.a.R.L., HLF Luxembourg Holdings, Inc., WH Luxembourg Intermediate Holdings S.a.R.L., LLC, WH Capital Corporation, Herbalife International Luxembourg S.a.R.L., Herbalife International do Brasil Ltda. and Herbalife Korea Co., Ltd., Herbalife International of Europe, Inc. Herbalife International of America, Inc., Herbalife Taiwan, Inc., Herbalife International (Thailand) Ltd., Herbalife Manufacturing LLC, Herbalife Venezuela Holdings LLC, Herbalife VH Intermediate International, LLC and Herbalife VH International LLC.

Existing Credit Agreement”: has the meaning given in the Preliminary Statements.

Extended Revolving Credit Commitment”: as defined in Section 2.25(a)(i).

Extended Term Loans”: as defined in Section 2.25(a).

Extending Revolving Credit Lender”: as defined in Section 2.25(a)(i).

Extending Term Lender”: as defined in Section 2.25(a).

Extension”: as defined in Section 2.25(a).

Extension Amendment”: as defined in Section 2.25(c).

Extension Offer”: as defined in Section 2.25(a).

Facility”: each of (a) the Term Loan A Commitments and any Term A Loan made thereunder (the “Term Loan A Facility”), (b) the Term Loan B Commitments and any Term B Loan made thereunder (the “Term Loan B Facility” and together with the Term Loan A Facility, the “Term Loan Facilities” and each, a “Term Loan Facility”, as the context may require), (c) the Revolving Credit Commitments and the extensions of credit made thereunder (the “Revolving Credit Facility”), (d) any Incremental Facility and the Commitments and extensions of credit thereunder and (e) any Replacement Facility and the Commitments and extensions of credit thereunder.

 

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Failed Auction”: as defined in Section 2.12(f)(iii).

FATCA”: 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 intergovernmental agreements with respect thereto, any law, regulation, or other official guidance enacted in a non-US jurisdiction pursuant to an intergovernmental agreement with respect thereto, any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code and any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules, guidance, notes or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement, treaty or convention among Governmental Authorities and implementing such Sections of the Code.

FCA: as defined in Section 2.16(b).

FCPA”: United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977.

Federal Funds Effective Rate”: for any day, the weighted average (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the next 1/100 of 1.00%) of the rates on overnight Federal funds transactions as published on the next succeeding Business Day by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; provided, that in no event shall the Federal Funds Effective Rate be less than 0.00%.

Fee Letter”: that certain Fee Letter, dated August 16, 2018, by and among the Borrowers, Jefferies and Rabobank.

Financial Covenant Event of Default”: an Event of Default under paragraph (c) of Section 7.1 as a result of a failure to observe or perform the Financial Covenant.

Financial Covenant Standstill”: as defined in Section 7.1(e).

Financial Maintenance Covenant”: the Total Leverage Ratio covenant set forth in Section 6.14.

First Amendment”: that certain First Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of December 12, 2019 among the Borrowers, the Subsidiary Guarantors, the Term Loan B Agent and the Lenders party thereto.

First Amendment Effective Date”: the date on which all of the conditions contained in Section 3 of the First Amendment have been satisfied or waived in accordance with the terms of the First Amendment.

First Lien Net Leverage Ratio”: as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Consolidated First Lien Net Debt on such day to (b) Consolidated EBITDA of Parent and its Restricted Subsidiaries for the Relevant Reference Period. For the avoidance of doubt, any Indebtedness that is (i) secured on a junior basis with respect to security to the Obligations and

 

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(ii) has been incurred pursuant to Section 2.23 and/or 6.3(ff) shall be deemed ranking pari passu with the liens securing the Facilities at all times for any purpose of the calculation of the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio.

Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio”: on any date, the ratio of (i) Consolidated EBITDA of Parent and its Restricted Subsidiaries to (ii) Consolidated Interest Expense paid or payable in cash, in each case for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters most recently ended on or prior to such date.

Flood Laws” means the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 and related legislation (including the regulations of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System).

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 initial Benchmark for each Alternative Currency provided for hereunder.

Foreign Asset Sale”: an Asset Sale consummated by a Foreign Subsidiary.

Foreign Currency”: an official national currency (including the Euro) of any nation other than the United States and which constitutes freely-transferable and lawful money under the laws of the country or countries of issuance.

Foreign Holding Company”: a Restricted Subsidiary of Parent that is organized under the laws of the United States and substantially all of the assets of such Restricted Subsidiary consist of stock of one or more CFCs (or are treated as consisting of such assets for U.S. federal income tax purposes) and/or CFC Debt.

Foreign Lender”: any Lender or Issuing Bank that is not a US Person.

Foreign Obligor Enforceability Exceptions”: (a) as it relates to HIL and any other Luxembourg Loan Party, (i) the enforceability of the provisions hereof with respect to compound interest may be subject to the provisions of Article 1154 of the Luxembourg Civil Code (and any successor provision) in case a Luxembourg court would hold these provisions to be a point of international public policy, (ii) any certificate or determination which would by contract be deemed to be conclusive may not be upheld by the Luxembourg courts, (iii) the rights and obligations hereunder binding successors and assigns may not be enforceable in Luxembourg, if such successor or assign is a Luxembourg individual or Person organized under the laws of Luxembourg in the absence of an agreement from any such Luxembourg resident confirming the enforceability thereof, (iv) the severability of the provisions of this Agreement or any other Loan Document to which HIL or any other Luxembourg Loan Party is party may be ineffective if a Luxembourg court considers the clause regarding illegality, invalidity or unenforceability to be a substantive or material clause, (v) the enforceability of a foreign jurisdiction clause, which may not prevent the parties thereto from initiating legal action before a Luxembourg court to the extent that summary proceedings seeking conservatory or urgent provisional measures are taken and which may retain jurisdiction with respect to assets located in Luxembourg, (vi) the

 

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enforceability of contractual provisions in this Agreement or the other Loan Documents allowing service of process against HIL and any other Luxembourg Loan Party at any location other than such Loan Party’s Luxembourg domicile, which may be overridden by Luxembourg statutory provisions allowing the valid service of process against such Loan Parties in accordance with applicable Luxembourg laws only at the Luxembourg domicile of such Loan Party, (vii) the enforceability of any provision in this Agreement or the other Loan Documents providing for renunciation, before litigation arises, to the right to bring a claim in a court, (viii) certain creditors may have rights to preferred payments arising by operation of law, some of which may supersede the right to payment of secured creditors, (ix) certain obligations may not be the subject of specific performance pursuant to court orders, but may result only in damages, (x) jurisdiction clauses would be unenforceable in, or not binding upon, a Luxembourg court in relation to actions brought for non-contractual claims, (xi) the perfection of the security interests created pursuant to, and in pursuance of, the Loan Documents does not prevent any third party creditor of the respective security provider from seeking attachment or execution against the assets which are subject to security interests created pursuant to the Loan Documents to satisfy such creditor’s unpaid claims against such security provider without however impairing the priority of the secured creditor over the collateral and (xii) a third party creditor may seek the forced sale of the assets of the security provider which are subject to the security rights granted under the Loan Documents through court proceedings, although the beneficiaries thereunder will, in principle, remain entitled to priority over the proceeds of such sale (subject to insolvency proceedings and the preferred rights of certain creditors deriving from laws of general application) and (b) any provision, whether by statute, common law, civil law, in equity or otherwise, of any jurisdiction other than Luxembourg or any State or territory of the United States having an effect similar to any of the foregoing.

Foreign Obligors”: collectively, Parent, HIL, and each other Loan Party that is not a “United States person” as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.

Foreign Recovery Event”: a Recovery Event relating to the property or casualty insurance claims or condemnation proceedings relating to any asset of any Foreign Subsidiary.

Foreign Subsidiary”: any Restricted Subsidiary of Parent that is not a Domestic Subsidiary.

Fourth Amendment: that certain Fourth Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of July 30, 2021, by and among the Borrowers, the Subsidiary Guarantors, the Term Loan A Agent, the Revolver Administrative Agent and the Lenders party thereto.

Fourth Amendment Effective Date: the date on which all of the conditions contained in Section 3 of the Fourth Amendment have been satisfied or waived in accordance with the terms of the Fourth Amendment.

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

 

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GAAP”: generally accepted accounting principles in the United States as in effect from time to time; provided, however, that if the Borrowers notify the applicable Administrative Agent that the Borrowers request an amendment to any provision hereof in respect of an Accounting Change (including through the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”)) (or if the applicable Administrative Agent notifies the Borrowers that the Required Lenders request an amendment to any provision hereof for such purpose), GAAP shall be interpreted in accordance with Section 1.4 until such notice shall have been withdrawn or such provision amended in accordance with Section 1.4.

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

Group Member”: any of Parent or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries of Parent.

Guarantee Obligation”: with respect to any Person (the “guaranteeing person”), any obligation of the guaranteeing person guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness (the “primary obligations”) of any other third Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, including any obligation of the guaranteeing person, whether or not contingent, (i) to purchase any such primary obligation or any Property constituting direct or indirect security for such primary obligation, (ii) to advance or supply funds (1) for the purchase or payment of any such primary obligation or (2) to maintain working capital or equity capital of the primary obligor or otherwise to maintain the net worth or solvency of the primary obligor, in each case, so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such primary obligation, (iii) to purchase Property, securities or services primarily for the purpose of assuring the owner of any such primary obligation of the ability of the primary obligor to make payment of such primary obligation or (iv) otherwise to assure or hold harmless the owner of any such primary obligation against loss in respect thereof; provided, however, that the term Guarantee Obligation shall not include endorsements of instruments for deposit or collection in the ordinary course of business or customary indemnity obligations in effect on the Closing Date or entered into in connection with any acquisition or Disposition permitted under this Agreement (other than such obligations with respect to Indebtedness). The amount of any Guarantee Obligation of any guaranteeing person shall be deemed to be the lower of (a) an amount equal to the stated or determinable amount of the primary obligation (or portion thereof) in respect of which such Guarantee Obligation is made and (b) the maximum amount for which such guaranteeing person may be liable pursuant to the terms of the instrument embodying such Guarantee Obligation, unless such primary obligation and the maximum amount for which such guaranteeing person may be liable are not stated or determinable, in which case the amount of such Guarantee Obligation shall be such guaranteeing person’s maximum reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof as determined by the Borrowers in good faith.

 

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Guaranties”: collectively, (i) the Parent Obligations Guaranty, (ii) the HII Obligations Guaranty, (iii) the HIL Obligations Guaranty, and (iv) Term Loan Borrower Obligations Guaranty. Subject to the terms thereof, the Guaranties are the joint and several obligations of the Guarantors party thereto.

Guarantors”: collectively, Parent, HII, HIL, the Term Loan Borrower, each IP Holding Company, each Restricted Subsidiary of Parent listed on Schedule 1.1(A) hereto and each other Restricted Subsidiary (other than any Excluded Subsidiary) that is required to guarantee the Obligations pursuant to Sections 5.9 and 5.14 hereof.

Hazardous Materials”: (i) petroleum or petroleum distillates, asbestos or asbestos containing materials, polychlorinated biphenyls, radon gas, infectious or medical wastes and explosive or radioactive substances or (ii) any chemical, material, waste, substance or pollutant that is prohibited, limited or regulated pursuant to any Environmental Law.

Hedge Agreements”: all interest rate or currency swaps, caps or collar agreements, foreign exchange agreements, commodity contracts or similar arrangements (which, for the avoidance of doubt, shall include any master agreement that governs the terms of one or more interest rate or currency swaps, caps or collar agreements, foreign exchange agreements, commodity contracts or similar arrangements) entered into by any Group Member providing for protection against fluctuations in interest rates, currency exchange rates, commodity prices or the exchange of nominal interest obligations, either generally or under specific contingencies.

Herbalife Venezuela”: Vida Herbal Suplementos Alimenticios, C.A., a company dually organized under the laws of Venezuela (compania anónima) and Delaware (under the name VHSA, LLC).

HII”: as defined in the preamble hereto.

HII Obligations Guaranty”: the Guaranty, dated as of the Closing Date, made by Parent and its Restricted Subsidiaries that are Loan Parties (other than (i) HII and (ii) any such Restricted Subsidiaries that are Excluded U.S. Guarantors pursuant to clause (a) of the definition thereof) in favor of the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, as the same may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

HIL”: as defined in the preamble hereto.

HIL Obligations Guaranty”: the Guaranty, dated as of the Closing Date, made by the Parent and its Restricted Subsidiaries that are Loan Parties (other than HIL) in favor of the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, as the same may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

IBA: as defined in Section 2.16(b).

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Immaterial Subsidiary”: a Subsidiary (other than any Borrower) (a) the Consolidated Total Assets of which equal 2.50% or less of the Consolidated Total Assets of Parent and its Restricted Subsidiaries as of the end of Parent’s most recently ended fiscal quarter for which financial statements have been delivered and (b) the gross revenues of which for the most recently ended four full fiscal quarters for which financial statements have been delivered constitute 2.50% or less of the total gross revenues of Parent and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, for such period; provided, that if at any time the aggregate amount of Consolidated Total Assets as of the end of Parent’s most recently ended fiscal quarter for which financial statements have been delivered represented by all Immaterial Subsidiaries would, but for this proviso, exceed 5.00% of Consolidated Total Assets of Parent and its Subsidiaries as of such date, or the total gross revenues represented by all Immaterial Subsidiaries would, but for this proviso, exceed 5.00% of the total gross revenues of Parent and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, in each case as of the end of Parent’s most recently ended fiscal quarter, then Parent shall designate sufficient Immaterial Subsidiaries to no longer constitute Immaterial Subsidiaries so as to eliminate such excess, and each such designated Subsidiary shall thereupon cease to be an Immaterial Subsidiary (or, if Parent shall make no such designation by the next date of delivery of financial statements pursuant to Section 5.1(a) or 5.1(b), one or more of such Immaterial Subsidiaries selected in descending order based on their respective contributions to the Consolidated Total Assets of Parent and its Subsidiaries shall cease to be considered to be Immaterial Subsidiaries until such excess is eliminated) and any such Subsidiary (if not otherwise an Excluded Subsidiary) shall be required to comply with Section 5.9(c) within the time periods set forth therein. For purposes of this definition, Consolidated Total Assets shall be calculated eliminating all intercompany items.

Incremental Equivalent Debt”: Indebtedness consisting of (x) unsecured senior, senior subordinated or junior subordinated notes, or senior secured notes secured by the Collateral on an equal or junior priority basis with or to the Obligations, in each case issued in a public offering, Rule 144A or other private placement, or (y) senior unsecured loans or senior secured loans secured by the Collateral on an equal or junior priority basis with or to the Obligations, in each case of clauses (x) and (y), subject to the terms set forth in Section 2.23(d).

Incremental Facility”: as defined in Section 2.23(a).

Incremental Facility Amendment”: as defined in Section 2.23(c).

Incremental Facility Closing Date”: as defined in Section 2.23(c).

Incremental Revolving Commitments”: as defined in Section 2.23(a)(ii).

Incremental Revolving Increase”: as defined in Section 2.23(a)(ii).

Incremental Revolving Lender”: as defined in Section 2.23(c).

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Incremental Term Loan A Facility”: as defined in Section 2.23(a)(i).

Incremental Term A Loans”: as defined in Section 2.23(a)(i).

Incremental Term Loan B Facility”: as defined in Section 2.23(a)(i).

Incremental Term B Loans”: as defined in Section 2.23(a)(i).

Indebtedness”: of any Person at any date, without duplication, (a) all indebtedness of such Person for borrowed money, (b) all obligations of such Person for the deferred purchase price of Property or services (other than (i) trade accounts or similar obligations to a trade creditor and accrued expenses payable in the ordinary course of business, (ii) any earn-out obligation unless such obligation is not paid promptly after becoming due and payable and (iii) accruals for payroll or other employee compensation and other liabilities accrued in the ordinary course of business), (c) all obligations of such Person evidenced by notes, bonds, debentures or other similar instruments, (d) all indebtedness created or arising under any conditional sale or other title retention agreement with respect to Property acquired by such Person (even though the rights and remedies of the seller or lender under such agreement in the event of default are limited to repossession or sale of such Property), but limited to the lesser of the fair market value (as determined in good faith by Parent) of such Property and the principal amount of such Indebtedness if recourse is solely to such Property, (e) all Capital Lease Obligations of such Person, (f) all obligations of such Person, contingent or otherwise, as an account party or applicant under bankers’ acceptances, letters of credit, surety bonds and similar instruments (except unsecured and unmatured reimbursement obligations in respect thereof obtained in the ordinary course of business to secure the performance of obligations that are not Indebtedness pursuant to another clause of this definition), (g) the liquidation value of all Disqualified Capital Stock of such Person, to the extent mandatorily redeemable in cash prior to the date that is the 91st day after the relevant Latest Maturity Date (as determined on the date of issuance thereof) (other than in connection with change of control events and asset sales and other Disposition and casualty events to the extent that the terms of such Capital Stock provide that such Person may not redeem any such Capital Stock in connection with such change of control event or asset sale or other Disposition or casualty event unless such redemption is subject to the prior payment in full of the Obligations), (h) all Guarantee Obligations of such Person in respect of obligations of the kind referred to in clauses (a) through (g) above, (i) all obligations of the kind referred to in clauses (a) through (h) above of another Person secured by any Lien on Property (including accounts and contract rights) owned by such Person, whether or not such Person has assumed or become liable for the payment of such obligations (but limited to the lesser of the fair market value of such Property and the principal amount of such obligations) and (j) solely for the purposes of Section 6.2 and Section 7, the net obligations of such Person in respect of Hedge Agreements.

Indemnified Taxes”: (a) 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 any Loan Document and (b) to the extent not otherwise described in clause (a), Other Taxes.

 

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Indemnitee”: as defined in Section 9.3(b).

Information”: as defined in Section 9.12(a).

Insolvency”: with respect to any Multiemployer Plan, the condition that such Plan is insolvent within the meaning of Section 4245 of ERISA; and the term “Insolvent” shall have a correlative meaning.

Intellectual Property”: the collective reference to all rights, priorities and privileges relating to intellectual property, whether arising under United States, state, multinational or foreign laws or otherwise, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, service marks, trade names, franchise rights, technology, know-how and processes, recipes, formulas, trade secrets, licenses to any of the foregoing, and all rights to sue at law or in equity for any infringement, misappropriation, dilution, or other violation or impairment thereof, including the right to receive all proceeds and damages therefrom.

Interest Election Request”: a request by the applicable Borrowers to convert or continue a Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.9.

Interest Payment Date”: (a) with respect to any ABR Loan, the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such date to occur after the Closing Date, and the final maturity date of such Loan and (b) with respect to any Loan that is not an ABR Loan, the last day of the Interest Period applicable to the Borrowing of which such Loan is a part and, in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing with an Interest Period of more than three months’ duration, each day that would have been an Interest Payment Date had successive Interest Periods of three months’ duration been applicable to such Borrowing.

Interest Period”: with respect to any Eurodollar Borrowing, the period commencing on the date of such Borrowing and ending on the numerically corresponding day in the calendar month that is one, two, three or six months (or, if made available by all participating Lenders, twelve months) or, solely with respect to Revolving Credit Borrowings, one day or one week, thereafter, as the applicable Borrowers 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 and (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; provided, further, that the initial Interest Period with respect to any Eurodollar Borrowing on the Closing Date may be for such other period specified in the applicable Borrowing Request that is acceptable to the applicable Administrative Agent. For purposes hereof, the date of a Borrowing initially shall be the date on which such Borrowing is made and thereafter shall be the effective date of the most recent conversion or continuation of such Borrowing.

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Facility or any other revolving credit facilities or revolving lines of credit (other than, in each case, for purposes of clauses (b)(iii), (b)(vi), (b)(vii) and (b)(viii) of the definition of “Excess Cash Flow”)) of Parent and the Group Members, (ii) proceeds of issuances of Capital Stock by or capital contributions to Parent and the Group Members or (iii) proceeds of any Reinvestment Deferred Amount.

Interpolated Screen Rate”: in relation to the LIBO Rate for any Loan, the rate which results from interpolating on a linear basis between: (a) the rate appearing on ICE Benchmark Administration page (or on any successor or substitute page of such service) for the longest period (for which that rate is available) which is less than the applicable Interest Period and (b) the rate appearing on the ICE Benchmark Administration page (or on any successor or substitute page of such service) for the shortest period (for which that rate is available) which exceeds the applicable Interest Period, each as of approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period.

Investments”: as defined in Section 6.7.

IP Holding Company”: (i) WH Intermediate Holdings Ltd. and (ii) any other Restricted Subsidiary of Parent which from time to time owns or possesses the right to use any Intellectual Property (other than Intellectual Property that is of de minimis value) and licenses such rights to any other Subsidiary of Parent.

IP Office”: each of the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office.

IP Security Agreement”: the Intellectual Property Security Agreement among HV Holdings Ltd., the other Restricted Subsidiaries of Parent from time to time party thereto and the Collateral Agent.

IRS”: 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, Inc. (or such later version thereof as may be in effect at the time of issuance).

Issuing Bank”: (i) each of Rabobank and Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., a banking cooperative established under the laws of The Netherlands, in its capacity as issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, and its successors in such capacity as provided in Section 2.7(i), (ii) for purposes of the Existing Roll-Over Letters of Credit, the Issuing Bank set forth on Schedule 1.1(B), and (iii) any other Lender reasonably acceptable to the Revolver Administrative Agent and the Revolver Borrowers, which has agreed to act as Issuing Bank hereunder. An 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.

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Junior Debt”: any Indebtedness of a Group Member (other than Indebtedness under revolving credit facilities or other revolving lines of credit) that constitutes (i) Indebtedness subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations (other than Indebtedness among Parent and its Restricted Subsidiaries), (ii) unsecured Indebtedness incurred pursuant to Section 6.2(f), 6.2(w) and Section 6.2(z) and any Permitted Refinancings thereof, (iii) unsecured Incremental Equivalent Debt or Incremental Equivalent Debt secured by Collateral on a junior basis to the Liens securing the Obligations or (iv) Permitted Junior Secured Refinancing Debt or Permitted Unsecured Refinancing Debt).

Latest Maturity Date”: at any date of determination, the latest Maturity Date applicable to any Loan or Commitment hereunder at such time.

LC Disbursement”: a payment made by any Issuing Bank pursuant to a Letter of Credit.

LC Exposure”: at any time, the sum of (i) the aggregate undrawn amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit at such time plus (ii) the aggregate amount of all LC Disbursements in respect of Letters of Credit that have not yet been reimbursed by or on behalf of the Revolver Borrowers at such time. The LC Exposure of any Lender at any time shall be its Applicable Percentage of the total LC Exposure at such time, in each case with respect to the Revolving Credit Facility.

LC Percentage”: as of any date of determination, with respect to any Issuing Bank, such Issuing Bank’s share, expressed as a percentage, of the LC Sublimit, as the same may be adjusted from time to time, as a result of an agreement by such Issuing Bank, with the Revolver Borrowers’ consent, to assume the obligations of another such Issuing Bank with respect to any or all of the Letters of Credit issued by such other Issuing Bank or as a result of the addition of a new Issuing Bank, with the Revolver Borrowers’ consent, in accordance with the terms hereof.

LC Sublimit”: $45.0 million, as such amount may be increased from time to time in accordance with Section 9.2(i).

Lender Parties”: as defined in Section 9.16.

Lenders”: the Persons listed on Schedule 2.1 and any other Person that shall have become a party hereto as a lender pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption, other than any such Person that ceases to be a party hereto as a lender pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption.

Lending Office”: as to the Revolver Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or any Revolving Credit Lender, the office or offices of such Person as such Person may from time to time notify the Revolver Borrowers and the Revolver Administrative Agent; which office may include any Affiliate of such Person or any domestic or foreign branch of such Person or such Affiliate.

Letter of Credit”: any standby or commercial letter of credit, in a form acceptable to the Issuing Bank in its sole and absolute discretion, issued by the Issuing Bank pursuant to the provisions hereof and providing for the payment of cash upon the honoring of a presentation thereunder. Each Existing Roll-Over Letter of Credit shall be deemed to constitute a Letter of Credit issued hereunder on the Closing Date for all purposes of the Loan Documents.

 

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LIBO Rate”: with respect to any Interest Period when used in reference to any Eurodollar Borrowing, (a) in the case of Eurodollar Loans denominated in US Dollars, the rate of interest appearing on Reuters Screen LIBOR01 Page (or on any successor or substitute page of such service, or any successor to such service as determined by the applicable Administrative Agent) as the London interbank offered rate administered by ICE Benchmark Administration Limited for deposits in US Dollars for a term comparable to such Interest Period, at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) on the date which is two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period, and (b) in the case of Eurodollar Loans denominated in Euros, the rate of interest appearing on Reuters Screen EURIBOR-01 Page (or on any successor or substitute page of such service, or any successor to such service as determined by the applicable Administrative Agent) as the Euro interbank offered rate administered by the European Money Markets Institute for deposits in Euros for a term comparable to such Interest Period, at approximately 11:00 a.m. (Brussels time) on the date which is two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period and (c) if any such rate is not available at such time for any reason, then the “LIBO Rate” for such Interest Period shall be the Interpolated Screen Rate.

Lien”: any mortgage, pledge, hypothecation, security assignment, deposit arrangement, encumbrance, lien (statutory or other), charge or other security interest or any preference, priority or other security agreement or preferential arrangement of any kind or nature whatsoever (including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement and any capital lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing); provided, that in no event shall an operating lease in and of itself constitute a Lien.

Limited Conditionality Incremental Transaction”: as defined in Section 2.23(e).

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

Loan Documents”: this Agreement, the Collateral Documents, each Agency Fee Letter, the Fee Letter, any Notes, any Senior Pari Passu Intercreditor Agreement, any Senior/Junior Intercreditor Agreement, any Permitted Amendment and any other document executed and delivered in conjunction with this Agreement from time to time and designated as a “Loan Document”.

Loan Parties”: the collective reference to the Borrowers and the Guarantors.

Loan Party Assets”: for any Loan Party, as of any date of determination, the total assets of such Loan Party, determined in accordance with GAAP, calculated on an unconsolidated basis and by excluding all intercompany items other than ordinary course receivables owed to and payables owed by such Loan Party (including, without limitation, the value of any investments (whether as equity or advances) among the Loan Parties and their subsidiaries).

 

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Loan Party Consolidated EBITDA”: for any period for any Loan Party, the amount of Consolidated EBITDA attributable to such Loan Party for such period, calculated on an unconsolidated basis and by excluding all intercompany items other than ordinary course sales.

Luxembourg”: the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg or Luxembourg city when the context so requires.

Luxembourg Companies Register”: the Luxembourg Register of Commerce and Companies (R.C.S Luxembourg).

Luxembourg Loan Party”: any Loan Party whose registered office or place of central administration is located in Luxembourg.

Luxembourg Security Documents”: the following Luxembourg law governed pledge agreements:

(i) a share pledge agreement made between, amongst others, WH Luxembourg Holdings S.à R.L., as pledgor, and the Collateral Agent over 100% of the shares held by WH Luxembourg Holdings S.à R.L. in WHBL Luxembourg S.àr.l.;

(ii) a share pledge agreement made between, amongst others, WH Luxembourg Holdings S.à R.L., as pledgor, and the Collateral Agent over 100% of the shares held by WH Luxembourg Holdings S.à R.L. in Herbalife International Luxembourg S.àR.L.;

(iii) a share pledge agreement made between, amongst others, Herbalife International Luxembourg S.àR.L., as pledgor, and the Collateral Agent over 100% of the shares held by Herbalife International Luxembourg S.àR.L. in Herbalife Africa;

(iv) a share pledge agreement made between, amongst others, Herbalife International Luxembourg S.àR.L., as pledgor, and the Collateral Agent over 100% of the shares held by Herbalife International Luxembourg S.àR.L. in Herbalife Luxembourg Distribution S.à r.l.;

(v) a share pledge agreement made between, amongst others, Herbalife International Luxembourg S.àR.L., as pledgor, and the Collateral Agent over 100% of the shares held by Herbalife International Luxembourg S.àR.L. in HLF Luxembourg Distribution S.à r.l.;

(vi) a share pledge agreement made between, amongst others, WH Intermediate Holdings Ltd., as pledgor, and the Collateral Agent over 100% of the shares held by WH Intermediate Holdings Ltd. in HBL Luxembourg Holdings S.à r.l.;

(vii) a share pledge agreement made between, amongst others, HBL Luxembourg Holdings S.à r.l., as pledgor, and the Collateral Agent over 100% of the shares held by HBL Luxembourg Holdings S.à r.l. in WH Luxembourg Holdings S.à R.L.;

 

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(viii) a receivables pledge agreement made between, amongst others, HIL, as pledgor, and the Collateral Agent, with respect to certain monetary rights existing under the Intellectual Property License Agreement (as defined in the Perfection Certificate); and

(ix) a receivables pledge agreement made between, amongst others, HV Holdings Ltd., as pledgor, and the Collateral Agent, with respect to certain monetary rights existing under the Intellectual Property License Agreement (as defined in the Perfection Certificate).

Material Adverse Effect”: a material adverse effect on (a) the business, financial condition, assets or results of operations, in each case, of the Group Members, taken as a whole, (b) the ability of the Loan Parties, taken as a whole, to perform their payment obligations under the Loan Documents or (c) the rights and remedies of the Agents and the Lenders, taken as a whole, under any Loan Document.

Material Debt”: Indebtedness (other than Indebtedness constituting Obligations), or obligations in respect of one or more Hedge Agreements (other than to the extent constituting Obligations), of any one or more of any Group Member in an aggregate principal amount exceeding the greater of (a) $120.0 million and (b) 5.0% of Consolidated Total Assets. For purposes of determining Material Debt, the “obligations” of any Group Member in respect of any Hedge Agreement at any time shall be the maximum aggregate amount (giving effect to any netting agreements) that any Group Member would be required to pay if such Hedge Agreement were terminated at such time.

Material Party”: Parent or any Restricted Subsidiary (other than an Immaterial Subsidiary).

Material Real Property”: any fee-owned real property having a fair market value equal to or in excess of $65.0 million.

Maturity Date”: with respect to (a) the Revolving Credit Facility, the applicable Revolving Credit Maturity Date, (b) the Term Loan A Facility, the Term Loan A Maturity Date and (c) the Term Loan B Facility, the Term Loan B Maturity Date; provided, that the reference to Maturity Date with respect to any other Term Loans shall be the final maturity date as specified in the applicable Incremental Facility Amendment or Replacement Facility Amendment, and with respect to any Extended Term Loans in respect thereof, shall be the final maturity date as specified in the applicable Extension Offer.

Maximum Rate”: as defined in Section 9.17.

“Maximum Tender Condition”: as defined in Section 2.26.

Minimum Tender Condition”: as defined in Section 2.26.

 

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MIRE Event”: at any time after the Closing Date, if there are any Mortgaged Properties at such time, any increase, extension of the maturity or renewal of any of the Commitments or Loans (including an Incremental Facility Amendment, Extension Amendment or Replacement Facility Amendment, but excluding for the avoidance of doubt (a) any continuation or conversion of borrowings, (b) the making of any Loan, (c) the issuance, creation, renewal or extension of Letters of Credit).

MNPI”: any material Nonpublic Information regarding Parent and its Subsidiaries or the Loans or securities of any of them that has not been disclosed to the Lenders generally (other than Lenders who elect not to receive such information). For purposes of this definition “material Nonpublic Information” shall mean Nonpublic Information with respect to the business of Parent and its Subsidiaries that would reasonably be expected to be material to a decision by any Lender to participate in any Dutch Auction or assign or acquire any Term Loans or to enter into any of the transactions contemplated thereby or would otherwise be material for purposes of United States Federal and state securities laws.

Moody’s”: Moody’s Investor Services, Inc.

Mortgaged Properties”: the real properties listed on Schedule 1.2 (if any), as to which the Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties shall be granted a Lien in accordance with Section 5.15 pursuant to the Mortgages and such other real properties as to which the Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties shall be granted a Lien after the Closing Date pursuant to Section 5.9.

Mortgages”: each of the real property mortgages made by any Loan Party in favor of, or for the benefit of, the Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties, to be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent and the Borrowers.

Multiemployer Plan”: a Plan that is a multiemployer plan as defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA.

Net Cash Proceeds”: (a) in connection with any Asset Sale or Recovery Event, the proceeds thereof received by any Group Member in the form of cash or Cash Equivalents (including any such proceeds received by way of deferred payment of principal pursuant to a note or installment receivable or purchase price adjustment receivable or otherwise, but only as and when received) of such Asset Sale or Recovery Event, net of the sum of (i) out-of-pocket attorneys’ fees, accountants’ fees and investment banking and advisory fees incurred by any Group Member in connection with such Asset Sale or Recovery Event, (ii) principal, premium or penalty, interest and other amounts required to be paid in respect of Indebtedness secured by a Lien permitted hereunder on any asset which is the subject of such Asset Sale or Recovery Event (other than any Lien pursuant to a Collateral Document or a Lien which is expressly pari passu with or subordinate to the Liens under the Loan Documents) or, in the case of any Asset Sale or Recovery Event relating to assets of a Non-Loan Party Subsidiary, principal, premium or penalty, interest and other amounts required to be paid in respect of Indebtedness of such Non-Loan Party Subsidiary as a result of such Asset Sale or Recovery Event, (iii) other reasonable out-of-pocket fees and expenses actually incurred in connection therewith, (iv) taxes (including sales, transfer,

 

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deed or mortgage recording taxes) paid or reasonably estimated to be payable as a result thereof, (v) in the case of any Asset Sale or Recovery Event by a Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Wholly Owned Subsidiary, the pro-rata portion of the Net Cash Proceeds thereof (calculated without regard to this clause (v)) attributable to minority interests and not available for distribution to or for the account of a Group Member that is a Wholly Owned Subsidiary as a result thereof and (vi) any reserve established in accordance with GAAP (provided, that such reserved amounts shall be Net Cash Proceeds to the extent and at the time of any reversal (without the satisfaction of any applicable liabilities in cash in a corresponding amount) of any such reserve) and (b) in connection with any issuance or incurrence of any Indebtedness, the cash proceeds received by any Group Member from such issuance or incurrence, net of reasonable out-of-pocket attorneys’ fees, investment banking and advisory fees, accountants’ fees, underwriting discounts and commissions and other customary out-of-pocket fees, costs and expenses actually incurred in connection therewith (including, in the case of a Replacement Facility or Permitted Term Loan Refinancing Indebtedness, any swap breakage costs and other termination costs related to Hedge Agreements and any other fees and expenses actually incurred in connection therewith), in each case as determined reasonably and in good faith by a Responsible Officer of Parent.

Non-Consenting Lender”: as defined Section 2.21(c).

Non-Loan Party Subsidiary”: any Restricted Subsidiary of Parent that is not a Loan Party.

Nonpublic Information”: information which has not been disseminated in a manner making it available to investors generally, within the meaning of Regulation FD.

Note”: any promissory note evidencing any Loan substantially in the form of Exhibit G.

Notice of Additional Guarantor”: a Notice of Additional Guarantor, in substantially the form of Exhibit K hereto.

Obligations”: the unpaid principal of and interest on (including interest accruing after the maturity of the Loans and Reimbursement Obligations and interest accruing after the filing of any petition in bankruptcy, or the commencement of any insolvency, reorganization or like proceeding, relating to any Borrower, whether or not a claim for post-filing or post-petition interest is allowed or allowable in such proceeding) the Loans, the Reimbursement Obligations and all other obligations and liabilities of the Loan Parties to the Agents or to any Lender or any Qualified Counterparty, whether direct or indirect, absolute or contingent, due or to become due, or now existing or hereafter incurred, which may arise under, out of, or in connection with, this Agreement, any other Loan Document, the Letters of Credit or any Specified Hedge Agreement, whether on account of principal, interest, reimbursement obligations, fees, indemnities, costs or expenses (including all fees, charges and disbursements of counsel to the Arrangers, to the Agents or to any Lender that are required to be paid by the Borrowers pursuant hereto) and any Cash Management Obligations; provided, that (i) obligations of the Term Loan Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary under any Specified Hedge Agreement or any Cash Management Obligations shall be secured and guaranteed pursuant to the Collateral Documents only to the

 

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extent that, and for so long as, the other Obligations are so secured and guaranteed and (ii) any release of Collateral or Guarantors effected in the manner permitted by this Agreement or any Collateral Document shall not require the consent of holders of obligations under Specified Hedge Agreements or holders of any Cash Management Obligations. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the “Obligations” of any Loan Party shall not include any Excluded Swap Obligation of such Loan Party.

OFAC”: has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of “Sanctioned Person.”

Optional Prepayment Amount”: for any Excess Cash Flow Period, the aggregate amount of (x) all prepayments of Revolving Loans during such Excess Cash Flow Period (or, at the option of the Revolver Borrowers, during such Excess Cash Flow Period and the period in the succeeding Excess Cash Flow Period prior to the applicable Excess Cash Flow Application Date) to the extent accompanying permanent optional reductions of the Revolving Credit Commitments, (y) all optional prepayments (including any premiums and penalties associated therewith) of the Term Loans during such Excess Cash Flow Period (or, at the option of the Term Loan Borrower, during such Excess Cash Flow Period and the period in the succeeding Excess Cash Flow Period prior to the applicable Excess Cash Flow Application Date) and (z) all optional prepayments (including any premiums and penalties associated therewith) of any Permitted Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness or any Incremental Equivalent Debt, in each case that is secured on a pari passu basis with the Facilities, which payments are permitted to be made hereunder and made during such Excess Cash Flow Period (or, at the option of the Term Loan Borrower, during such Excess Cash Flow Period and the period in the succeeding Excess Cash Flow Period prior to the applicable Excess Cash Flow Application Date), in each case except to the extent that such prepayments are funded with the proceeds of incurrences of Indebtedness or the issuances of Capital Stock; provided, that, with respect to any prepayment of Term Loans, any Permitted Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness or any Incremental Equivalent Debt, in each case by any Purchasing Borrower Party pursuant to Section 9.4 or the corresponding provision in the definitive agreement governing any Incremental Equivalent Debt, the Optional Prepayment Amount shall include only the aggregate amount of cash actually paid by such Purchasing Borrower Party in respect of the principal amount of the Term Loans, Permitted Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness or Incremental Equivalent Debt, as the case may be, so prepaid; provided, further, that to the extent any such prepayments made after the applicable Excess Cash Flow Period reduce Excess Cash Flow for such Excess Cash Flow Period, such prepayments shall not also reduce Excess Cash Flow in the Excess Cash Flow Period in which they are made.

Organizational Documents”: with respect to any Person and as applicable, the certificate of incorporation or formation, memorandum and/or articles of association, bylaws, limited liability company agreement, limited partnership agreement or other organizational documents of such Person.

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Other Connection Taxes”: with respect to the Agents or any Lender or Issuing Bank, Taxes imposed as a result of a present or former connection between the Agents or such Lender or Issuing Bank and the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (other than a connection arising solely from the Agents or such Lender or Issuing Bank having executed, delivered, become a party to, performed its obligations under, received payments under, received or perfected a security interest under, engaged in any other transaction pursuant to or enforced any Loan Document, or sold or assigned an interest in any Loan or Loan Document).

Other Taxes”: any and all present or future recording, stamp or documentary, property, intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes arising from any payment made under any Loan Document or from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, from the receipt or perfection of a security interest under, or otherwise with respect to, any Loan Document, except any such Taxes that are Other Connection Taxes imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 2.21(b)).

Other Term Loans”: as defined in Section 2.23(a).

Overnight Rate”: for any day, (a) with respect to any amount denominated in US Dollars, the greater of (i) the Federal Funds Effective Rate and (ii) an overnight rate determined by the applicable Administrative Agent or the applicable Issuing Bank, as the case may be, in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, and (b) with respect to any amount denominated in an Alternative Currency, the rate of interest per annum at which overnight deposits in the applicable Alternative Currency, in an amount approximately equal to the amount with respect to which such rate is being determined, would be offered for such day by a branch or Affiliate of the Revolver Administrative Agent in the applicable offshore interbank market for such currency to major banks in such interbank market.

Parent”: as defined in the preamble hereto.

Parent Group”: Parent and all of its Subsidiaries. For the avoidance of doubt, any reference to a “member of the Parent Group” shall refer to the Company and each of its Subsidiaries.

Parent Obligations Guaranty”: the Guaranty, dated as of the Closing Date, made by the Restricted Subsidiaries of the Parent that are Loan Parties in favor of the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, as the same may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

Participant”: as defined in Section 9.4(c).

Participant Register”: as defined in Section 9.4(c).

Participating Member State” means any member state of the European Union that adopts or has adopted the euro as its lawful currency in accordance with legislation of the European Union relating to economic and monetary union.

 

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PATRIOT Act”: Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT Act of 2001).

PBGC”: the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation established pursuant to Subtitle A of Title IV of ERISA and any successor entity performing similar functions.

Perfection Certificate”: a certificate in the form of Exhibit D or any other form approved by the Collateral Agent.

Permitted Acquisition”: as defined in Section 6.7(f).

Permitted Amendment”: any Extension Amendment, Incremental Facility Amendment or Replacement Facility Amendment.

Permitted Convertible Indebtedness Call Transaction”: any purchase by Parent of a call or capped call option (or substantively equivalent derivative transaction) on Parent’s common stock in connection with the issuance of any convertible Indebtedness otherwise permitted hereunder, or any refinancing, refunding, extension or renewal thereof as permitted by Section 6.2(v), and any sale by Parent of a call option or warrant (or substantively equivalent derivative transaction) on Parent’s common stock; provided that the purchase price for the Permitted Convertible Indebtedness Call Transaction does not exceed the net proceeds from the issuance of such convertible notes issued in connection with the Permitted Convertible Indebtedness Call Transaction or any such refinancing, refunding, extension or renewal thereof as permitted by Section 6.2(v), as applicable.

Permitted Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness”: in the case of any (a) Permitted Pari Passu Secured Refinancing Debt, (b) Permitted Junior Secured Refinancing Debt or (c) Permitted Unsecured Refinancing Debt, in each case, issued, incurred or otherwise obtained (including by means of the extension or renewal of existing Indebtedness) in exchange for, or to extend, renew, replace or refinance, in whole or part, existing Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments (including any successive Permitted Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness) (“Refinanced Debt ”), such exchanging, extending, renewing, replacing or refinancing Indebtedness that (i) is in an original aggregate principal amount not greater than the aggregate principal amount of the Refinanced Debt except by an amount equal to unpaid accrued or capitalized interest thereon, any make-whole payments or premium (including tender premium) applicable thereto or paid in connection therewith, plus upfront fees and original issue discount on such exchanging, extending, renewing, replacing or refinancing Indebtedness, plus other customary fees and expenses in connection with such exchange, modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal, replacement or extension, (ii) does not require any scheduled payment of principal (including pursuant to a sinking fund obligation) or mandatory redemption or redemption at the option of the holders thereof or similar prepayment (other than customary offers to purchase upon an asset sale or change of control), the maturity date of such Indebtedness is not prior to the maturity date of the applicable Refinanced Debt and, in the case of a refinancing of Term Loans, the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of such Indebtedness is not shorter than the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the applicable Refinanced Debt, (iii) has terms and conditions (other than (x) as provided in the foregoing clause (ii), (y) interest rate,

 

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fees, funding discounts and other pricing terms, liquidation preferences, call protection periods, prepayment or other premiums, optional prepayment terms and redemption terms (subject to the foregoing clause (ii)) and subordination terms and (z) covenants (including any financial maintenance covenants added for the benefit of any lenders or investors providing such Indebtedness) or other provisions to the extent (1) also added for the benefit of any existing Lenders or (2) applicable only to periods after the then Latest Maturity Date at the time of incurrence of such Indebtedness) that are, when taken as a whole, not materially more favorable (as determined by the Borrowers in good faith) to the lenders or investors providing such Indebtedness than those set forth in the Loan Documents are to the Lenders holding such Refinanced Debt, (iv) is guaranteed only by such Person that is also a Guarantor and (v) the proceeds of which are used to repay (in the case of Refinanced Debt consisting of Loans), defease or satisfy and discharge such Refinanced Debt and pay all accrued interest, fees and premiums (if any) in connection therewith; provided that, in the case of Refinanced Debt consisting of Revolving Credit Loans, the Revolving Credit Commitments shall be permanently reduced on a dollar-for-dollar basis, in each case substantially concurrently with the issuance, incurrence or obtaining of such Permitted Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness.

Permitted Cure Securities”: Capital Stock of Parent issued (in the form of common equity and/or preferred stock having terms reasonably acceptable to the Revolver Administrative Agent) to fund the Cure Amount in connection with the Cure Right.

Permitted Debt Exchange”: as defined in Section 2.26.

Permitted Debt Exchange Notes”: as defined in Section 2.26.

Permitted Debt Exchange Offer”: as defined in Section 2.26.

Permitted Holders”: (a) (1) Carl C. Icahn and his siblings, his and their respective spouses and descendants (including stepchildren and adopted children) and the spouses of such descendants (including stepchildren and adopted children) (collectively, the “Family Group”); (2) any trust, estate, partnership, corporation, company, limited liability company or unincorporated association or organization (each an “Entity” and collectively “Entities”) Controlled by one or more members of the Family Group, including without limitation any funds managed by any member of the Family Group that are acting in concert with the Family Group; (3) any Entity over which one or more members of the Family Group, directly or indirectly, have rights that, either legally or in practical effect, enable them to make or veto significant management decisions with respect to such Entity, whether pursuant to the constituent documents of such Entity, by contract, through representation on a board of directors or other governing body of such Entity, through a management position with such Entity or in any other manner (such rights hereinafter referred to as “Veto Power”); (4) the estate of any member of the Family Group; (5) any trust created (in whole or in part) by any one or more members of the Family Group; (6) any individual or Entity who receives an interest in any estate or trust listed in clauses (4) or (5), to the extent of such interest; (7) any trust or estate, substantially all the beneficiaries of which (other than charitable organizations or foundations) consist of one or more members of the Family Group; (8) any organization described in Section 501(c) of the Code, over which any one or more members of the Family Group and the trusts and

 

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estates listed in clauses (4), (5) and (7) have direct or indirect Veto Power, or to which they are substantial contributors (as such term is defined in Section 507 of the Code); (9)any organization described in Section 501(c) of the Code of which a member of the Family Group is an officer, director or trustee; or (10) any Entity, directly or indirectly (a)owned or Controlled by or (b) a majority of the economic interests in which are owned by, or are for or accrue to the benefit of, in either case, any Person or Persons identified in clauses (1) through (9) above; and (b) HBL Swiss Financing GmbH, HBL Luxembourg Holdings S.à r.l., WH Luxembourg Holdings S.à R.L., Herbalife International Luxembourg S.à R.L., and WH Intermediate Holdings LTD (and their respective successors) in connection with any purchases and/or holdings of Parent’s common equity interests permitted hereunder, to the extent, in the case of this clause (b), (x) immediately before and after giving effect to any such purchases, the Loan Parties shall have been in compliance with the requirements of Section 5.14 determined on a Pro Forma Basis and (y) such Persons are Wholly Owned Subsidiaries of Parent. For the purposes of this definition of Permitted Holders, (I) “Control” of a Person means the power, directly or indirectly, to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such Person, whether by contract or otherwise and (II) for the avoidance of doubt, in addition to any other Person or Persons that may be considered to possess Control, (x) a partnership shall be considered Controlled by a general partner or managing general partner thereof, (y) a limited liability company shall be considered Controlled by a managing member of such limited liability company and (z) a trust or estate shall be considered Controlled by any trustee, executor, personal representative, administrator or any other Person or Persons having authority over the control, management or disposition of the income and assets therefrom.

Permitted Junior Secured Refinancing Debt”: Indebtedness incurred by the Term Loan Borrower in the form of one or more series of secured notes or loans; provided, that, (i) such Indebtedness is, in each case, secured by Collateral on a junior basis to the Liens securing the Obligations and is not secured by any property or assets of Parent or any Subsidiary of Parent other than property or assets constituting Collateral, (ii) such Indebtedness constitutes Permitted Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness, (iii) the security agreements relating to such Indebtedness are not materially more favorable (as determined in good faith by Parent) to the lenders or investors thereunder than the Collateral Documents and (iv) a Senior Representative acting on behalf of the holders of such Indebtedness shall have become party to a Senior/Junior Intercreditor Agreement or such other customary intercreditor arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent. Permitted Junior Secured Refinancing Debt will include any Registered Equivalent Notes issued in exchange therefor.

Permitted Liens”: the collective reference to (i) in the case of Collateral other than Pledged Equity Interests and Material Real Property, Liens permitted by Section 6.3, (ii) in the case of Collateral consisting of Material Real Property, Liens of the type described in Sections 6.3(a), 6.3(b), 6.3(e) and 6.3(f) and (iii) in the case of Collateral consisting of Pledged Equity Interests, non-consensual Liens permitted by Section 6.3 and Liens permitted by any of Sections 6.3(h), 6.3(j), 6.3(l), 6.3(s)(ii), 6.3(t), 6.3(v) (other than Liens on the Capital Stock of any Borrower), 6.3(w), 6.3(dd) and 6.3(ff).

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provided, that (i) such Indebtedness is secured by the Collateral on a pari passu basis (but without regard to the control of remedies) with the Obligations and is not secured by any property or assets of Parent or any Subsidiary of Parent other than the Collateral, (ii) such Indebtedness constitutes Permitted Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness, (iii) the security agreements relating to such Indebtedness are not materially more favorable (as determined in good faith by Parent) to the lenders or investors thereunder than the Collateral Documents and (iv) a Senior Representative acting on behalf of the holders of such Indebtedness shall have become party to a Senior/Junior Intercreditor Agreement or other customary intercreditor arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent. Permitted Pari Passu Secured Refinancing Debt will include any Registered Equivalent Notes issued in exchange therefor.

Permitted Refinancing”: with respect to any Indebtedness of any Person, any refinancing, refunding, renewal, replacement, defeasance, discharge or extension of such Indebtedness (each, a “refinancing”, with “refinanced” having a correlative meaning); provided, that (a) the aggregate principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) does not exceed the then outstanding aggregate principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of the Indebtedness so refinanced, except by an amount equal to all unpaid accrued or capitalized interest thereon, any make-whole payments or premium (including tender premium) applicable thereto or paid in connection therewith, any swap breakage costs and other termination costs related to Hedge Agreements, plus upfront fees and original issue discount on such refinancing Indebtedness, plus other customary fees and expenses in connection with such refinancing, (b) other than in the case of a refinancing of purchase money Indebtedness and Capital Lease Obligations, such refinancing has a final maturity date equal to or later than the final maturity date of, and has a Weighted Average Life to Maturity equal to or greater than the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of, the Indebtedness being refinanced, (c) the borrower/issuer under such refinancing is the same Person that is the borrower/issuer under the Indebtedness being so refinanced and the other Persons that are (or are required to be) obligors under such refinancing are not more expansive than the Persons that are (or are required to be) obligors under the Indebtedness being so refinanced, except that any Guarantor may be an obligor thereof if otherwise permitted by this Agreement, (d) in the event such Indebtedness being so refinanced is (i) contractually subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations, such refinancing shall contain subordination provisions that are substantially the same (as determined in good faith by Parent) as those in effect prior to such refinancing or are not materially less favorable, taken as a whole (as determined in good faith by Parent), to the Secured Parties than those contained in the Indebtedness being so refinanced or are otherwise reasonably acceptable to the applicable Administrative Agent (provided that, in the case of the Convertible Notes, any refinancing thereof shall not be required to contain subordination provisions to the extent the Indebtedness that refinances such Convertible Notes is unsecured) or (ii) secured by a junior permitted lien on the Collateral (or portion thereof) and/or subject to intercreditor arrangements for the benefit of the Lenders, in the case of this clause (ii) such refinancing shall be unsecured or secured by a junior permitted lien on the Collateral (or portion thereof), and subject to intercreditor arrangements on substantially the same terms (as determined in good faith by Parent) as those in effect prior to such refinancing or on terms not materially less favorable, taken as a whole, to the Secured Parties than those in respect of the Indebtedness being so refinanced or on such other terms reasonably acceptable to the applicable Administrative Agent, (e) such refinancing does not provide for the granting or obtaining of collateral security from, or obtaining any lien on any

 

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assets of, any Person, other than collateral security obtained from Persons that provided (or were required to provide) collateral security with respect to Indebtedness being so refinanced (so long as the assets subject to such liens were or would have been required to secure the Indebtedness so refinanced) (provided, that additional Persons that would have been required to provide collateral security with respect to the Indebtedness being so refinanced may provide collateral security with respect to such refinancing and any Guarantor may provide collateral security otherwise permitted by this Agreement that is junior to the Liens under the Collateral Documents on terms not materially less favorable to the Lenders (as determined in good faith by Parent) than those set forth in the Intercreditor Agreements) and (f) in the event such Indebtedness being so refinanced is Junior Debt or is incurred under Section 6.2(d) or (g), the terms of such refinancing, as compared to the Indebtedness being so refinanced, are, when taken as a whole, not materially less favorable to the Secured Parties as compared to the Indebtedness being so refinanced (other than (x) with respect to interest rates, fees, funding discounts and other pricing terms, liquidation preferences, prepayment or other premiums, call protection periods, subordination terms and optional prepayment and redemption provisions and (y) terms applicable only after the then Latest Maturity Date (as determined on the date of incurrence of such Indebtedness)) (in each case, as determined in good faith by Parent).

Permitted Term Loan Refinancing Indebtedness”: (a) Permitted Pari Passu Secured Refinancing Debt, (b) Permitted Junior Secured Refinancing Debt and (c) Permitted Unsecured Refinancing Debt and, in each case, any Permitted Refinancing thereof.

Permitted Unsecured Refinancing Debt”: Indebtedness incurred by the Term Loan Borrower in the form of one or more series of unsecured notes or loans; provided, that (i) such Indebtedness is not secured by any property or assets of any Group Member and (ii) such Indebtedness constitutes Permitted Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness. Permitted Unsecured Refinancing Debt will include any Registered Equivalent Notes issued in exchange therefor.

Person”: an individual, partnership, corporation, exempted company, person, limited liability company, business trust, joint stock company, trust, unincorporated association, joint venture, Governmental Authority or other entity of whatever nature. Any division of a limited liability company shall constitute a separate Person hereunder (and each division of any limited liability company that is a Subsidiary, Restricted Subsidiary, Unrestricted Subsidiary, joint venture or any other like term shall also constitute such a Person or entity).

Plan”: any employee benefit plan that is subject to ERISA and in respect of which any Borrower or a Commonly Controlled Entity is or, if such plan were terminated, would under Section 4062 or Section 4069 of ERISA be deemed to be an “employer” as defined in Section 3(5) of ERISA.

Platform”: as defined in Section 9.1.

Pledge Agreement”: the Pledge Agreement between WH Luxembourg Holdings S.à R.L. and the Collateral Agent.

 

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Pledged Debt”: as defined in the Security Agreement.

Pledged Equity Interests”: as defined in the Security Agreement.

Prime Rate”: for any day, the rate of interest last quoted by The Wall Street Journal as the “Prime Rate” in the U.S. for such day or, if The Wall Street Journal ceases to quote such rate, the highest per annum interest rate published by the Federal Reserve Board in Federal Reserve Statistical Release H.15 (519) (Selected Interest Rates) as the “bank prime loan” rate for such day 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), in each case, for such day. Each change in the Prime Rate shall be effective on the date that such change is effective.

Private Lender Information”: as defined in Section 9.1.

Pro Forma Balance Sheet”: as defined in Section 3.1(a)(i).

Pro Forma Basis”: with respect to compliance with any test or covenant or calculation of any ratio hereunder, the determination or calculation of such test, covenant or ratio (including in connection with Pro Forma Transactions) in accordance with Section 1.5.

Pro Forma Financial Statements”: as defined in Section 4.1(c)(iii).

Pro Forma Transaction”: (a) the Transactions, (b) any incurrence or repayment of Indebtedness (other than for working capital purposes or in the ordinary course of business), the making of any Restricted Payment pursuant to Section 6.6(d) or (n), any Investment that results in a Person becoming a Restricted Subsidiary or an Unrestricted Subsidiary, any Permitted Acquisition or any Disposition that results in a Restricted Subsidiary ceasing to be a Subsidiary or any Investment constituting an acquisition of assets constituting a business unit, line of business or division of another Person or any Disposition of a business unit, line of business or division of a Group Member, in each case whether by merger, consolidation, amalgamation or otherwise and (c) any restructuring or cost saving, operational change or business rationalization initiative or other initiative.

Process Agent”: as defined in Section 9.9(e).

Property”: any right or interest in or to property of any kind whatsoever, whether real, personal or mixed and whether tangible or intangible, including Capital Stock.

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.

Public Lender”: as defined in Section 9.1.

Public Lender Information”: as defined in Section 9.1.

 

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Purchasing Borrower Party”: Parent or any Restricted Subsidiary of Parent that becomes an Eligible Assignee pursuant to Section 9.4.

Qualified Capital Stock”: Capital Stock that is not Disqualified Capital Stock.

Qualified Counterparty”: with respect to any Specified Hedge Agreement or Cash Management Obligations, any counterparty thereto that, at the time such Specified Hedge Agreement or Cash Management Obligations were entered into or, in the case of a Specified Hedge Agreement or Cash Management Obligations, as the case may be, existing on the Closing Date, was an Agent, a Lender or an Affiliate of any of the foregoing, regardless of whether any such Person shall thereafter cease to be an Agent, a Lender or an Affiliate of any of the foregoing.

Qualifying Bids”: as defined in Section 2.12(f)(iii).

Qualifying Lender”: as defined in Section 2.12(f)(iv).

Ratio-Based Incremental Facility”: as defined in Section 2.23(a).

Realized Score: in relation to any Sustainability KPI in respect of any fiscal year (or, for the first period, part of any applicable fiscal year), the actual score assigned to that Sustainability KPI in the Sustainability KPI Report for that fiscal year (or, for the first period, part of any applicable fiscal year).

Recovery Event”: any settlement of, or payment in respect of, any property or casualty insurance claim or any condemnation proceeding relating to any asset of any Group Member.

Reference Rate”: (a) with respect to the Loans comprising each Eurodollar Borrowing for each day during each Interest Period with respect thereto, a rate per annum equal to the Adjusted LIBO Rate for the Interest Period in effect for such Borrowing and (b) with respect to any ABR Loan, the Alternate Base Rate.

Refinancing”: has the meaning given in the Preliminary Statements.

Refinancing Indebtedness”: with respect to any Indebtedness, any other Indebtedness incurred in connection with a Permitted Refinancing of such Indebtedness.

Register”: as defined in Section 9.4(b)(iv).

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

Regulation”: as defined in Section 3.22.

 

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Regulation FD”: Regulation FD as promulgated by the SEC under the Exchange Act, as in effect from time to time.

Regulation H”: Regulation H of the Board as in effect from time to time.

Regulation U”: Regulation U of the Board as in effect from time to time.

Reimbursement Obligation”: the obligation of the Revolver Borrowers to reimburse each Issuing Bank pursuant to Section 2.7(e) for amounts drawn under Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank.

Reinvestment Deferred Amount”: with respect to any Reinvestment Event, the aggregate amount of Net Cash Proceeds received by any Group Member in connection therewith that are not applied to prepay the Term Loans as a result of the delivery of a Reinvestment Notice.

Reinvestment Event”: any Asset Sale (other than a Specified Sale and Leaseback Transaction) or Recovery Event in respect of which the Term Loan Borrower has delivered a Reinvestment Notice.

Reinvestment Notice”: a written notice executed by a Responsible Officer stating that a Group Member intends and expects to use all or a portion of the amount of Net Cash Proceeds of an Asset Sale or Recovery Event to restore, rebuild, repair, construct, improve, replace or otherwise acquire assets useful in the business of a Group Member.

Reinvestment Prepayment Amount”: with respect to any Reinvestment Event, the Reinvestment Deferred Amount relating thereto less any amount expended prior to the relevant Reinvestment Prepayment Date to restore, rebuild, repair, construct, improve, replace or otherwise acquire assets useful in Parent’s or a Restricted Subsidiary’s business.

Reinvestment Prepayment Date”: with respect to any Reinvestment Event, the earlier of (a) the date that is 365 days after the date of such Reinvestment Event (or, if a Group Member shall have entered into a legally binding commitment prior to the date that is 365 days after such Reinvestment Event to restore, rebuild, repair, construct, improve, replace or otherwise acquire assets useful in the applicable Group Member’s business with the applicable Reinvestment Deferred Amount, the later of (x) the date that is 365 days after the date of such Reinvestment Event and (y) the date that is 180 days after the date on which such commitment became legally binding) and (b) the date on which the Term Loan Borrower shall have determined not to restore, rebuild, repair, construct, improve, replace or otherwise acquire assets useful in the applicable Group Member’s business with all or any portion of the relevant Reinvestment Deferred Amount.

Related Parties”: with respect to any specified Person, such Person’s Affiliates and the respective directors, officers, employees, partners, members, trustees, managers, controlling persons, agents, advisors and other representatives of such Person and such Person’s Affiliates and the respective successors and permitted assigns of each of the foregoing.

 

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Release”: any actual or threatened release, spill, emission, leaking, dumping, injection, pouring, deposit, disposal, discharge, dispersal, leaching or migration into or through the environment or within any building, structure, facility or fixture.

Relevant Governmental Body: (i) with respect to a Benchmark or Benchmark Replacement in respect of any Benchmark applicable to US Dollars, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or any successor thereto, and (ii) with respect to a Benchmark or Benchmark Replacement for any Benchmark applicable to any Alternative Currency, (1) the central bank for the currency in which such amounts are denominated hereunder or any central bank or other supervisor which is responsible for supervising either (A) such Benchmark Replacement or (B) the administrator of such Benchmark Replacement or (2) any working group or committee officially endorsed or convened by (A) the central bank for the currency in which such amounts are denominated, (B) any central bank or other supervisor that is responsible for supervising either (x) such Benchmark Replacement or (y) the administrator of such Benchmark Replacement, (C) a group of those central banks or other supervisors or (D) the Financial Stability Board or any part thereof.

Relevant Reference Period”: with respect to any action or determination under this Agreement, the Test Period then most recently ended for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.1(a) or 5.1(b) immediately preceding the date on which the action for which such calculation is being made shall occur or the determination is being made (or, prior to the first delivery of the financial statements pursuant to Section 5.1(a) or 5.1(b), the Test Period ended December 31, 2018).

Replacement Facility”: as defined in Section 2.24(a).

Replacement Facility Amendment”: as defined in Section 2.24(c).

Replacement Facility Closing Date”: as defined in Section 2.24(c).

Replacement Revolving Credit Commitments”: as defined in Section 2.24(d).

Replacement Revolving Credit Facility”: as defined in Section 2.24(a).

Replacement Term Loans”: as defined in Section 2.24(a).

Reply Amount”: as defined in Section 2.12(f)(ii).

Reply Discount Price”: as defined in Section 2.12(f)(ii).

 

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Reportable Event”: any of the “reportable events” set forth in Section 4043(c) of ERISA or the regulations issued thereunder, with respect to a Plan, other than those events as to which notice is waived pursuant to DOL Reg. Part 4043.

Repricing Event”: (a) any prepayment, repayment, refinancing, substitution or replacement of all or a portion of the Term B Loans with the proceeds of, or any conversion of Term B Loans into, any new or replacement tranche of term loans (including new Term B Loans under this Agreement) having an “effective yield” (taking into account interest rate margin and benchmark floors, recurring fees and all upfront or similar fees or original issue discount (amortized over the shorter of (x) the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of such term loans and (y) four years), but excluding any bona fide arrangement, underwriting, structuring, syndication or other fees payable in connection therewith that are not shared ratably with all lenders or holders of such new or replacement term loans in their capacities as lenders or holders of such new or replacement term loans) less than the “effective yield” applicable to the Term B Loans (determined on the same basis as provided in the preceding parenthetical) and (b) any amendment (including pursuant to a replacement term loan as contemplated by Section 9.2) to the Term B Loans or any tranche thereof that, directly or indirectly, reduces the “effective yield” (determined on the same basis as provided in the second parenthetical in the preceding clause (a)) applicable to the Term B Loans.

Required Lender Consent Items”: as defined in Section 9.4(f).

Required Lenders”: at any time, the holders of more than 50.0% of (a) until the Closing Date, the Commitments and (b) thereafter, the sum of (i) the aggregate unpaid principal amount of the Term Loans then outstanding and (ii) the Total Revolving Credit Commitments then in effect or, if the Revolving Credit Commitments have been terminated, the Total Revolving Credit Exposure; provided that the Aggregate Exposure and Commitments of any Defaulting Lender shall be disregarded in making any determination under this definition.

Required Pro Rata Facility Lenders”: at any time, with respect to the Term Loan A Facility and the Revolving Credit Facility taken together, Lenders holding greater than 50% of (x) the then aggregate unpaid principal amount of the Loans held by all Lenders under such Facilities and (y) the aggregate undrawn Commitments of all Lenders under such Facilities (provided that, for purposes hereof, no Defaulting Lender shall be included in (a) the Lenders holding such amount of the Loans or having such amount of Commitments or (b) determining the aggregate unpaid principal amount of the Loans outstanding under such Facilities or the aggregate unfunded Commitments under such Facilities.

Required Revolving Lenders”: at any time, the holders of more than 50% of the sum of the Total Revolving Credit Commitments then in effect or, if the Revolving Credit Commitments have been terminated, the Total Revolving Credit Exposure; provided that (i) the Revolving Credit Exposure and Revolving Credit Commitment of any Defaulting Lender shall be disregarded in making any determination under this definition and (ii) at any time that there are three (3) or more Revolving Credit Lenders, “Required Revolving Lenders” shall include not less than three (3) Revolving Credit Lenders.

 

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Required Term A Lenders”: at any time, the holders of more than 50% of the sum of the aggregate unpaid principal amount of the Term A Loans held by all Lenders under the Term Loan A Facility, or, if no such principal amount is then outstanding, Lenders having greater than 50% of the aggregate Commitments under such Facility; provided that the Aggregate Exposure of any Defaulting Lender shall be disregarded in making any determination under this definition.

Required Term B Lenders”: at any time, the holders of more than 50% of the sum of the aggregate unpaid principal amount of the Term B Loans held by all Lenders under the Term Loan B Facility, or, if no such principal amount is then outstanding, Lenders having greater than 50% of the aggregate Commitments under such Facility; provided that the Aggregate Exposure of any Defaulting Lender shall be disregarded in making any determination under this definition.

Required Term Lenders”: at any time, the holders of more than 50% of the sum of the aggregate unpaid principal amount of the Term Loans held by all Lenders under the Term Loan Facilities, or, if no such principal amount is then outstanding, Lenders having greater than 50% of the aggregate Commitments under such Facility; provided that the Aggregate Exposure of any Defaulting Lender shall be disregarded in making any determination under this definition.

Requirement of Law”: as to any Person, any law, treaty, rule or regulation or determination of an arbitrator or a 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.

Requirement of Tax Law”: as to any Person, any law, treaty, rule or regulation or determination of an arbitrator or a court or other Governmental Authority relating to Taxes, 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.

Responsible Officer”: as to any Person, the chief executive officer, president, chief financial officer, chief accounting officer or treasurer of such Person, but in any event, with respect to financial matters, the chief financial officer, chief accounting officer or treasurer of such Person. Unless otherwise qualified, all references to a “Responsible Officer” shall refer to a Responsible Officer of Parent.

Restricted Asset Sale Proceeds”: in respect of a Foreign Asset Sale, an amount equal to the Net Cash Proceeds attributable thereto if and solely to the extent that the repatriation of such Net Cash Proceeds to any Group Member, or the inclusion of such Net Cash Proceeds in the calculation of Net Cash Proceeds for purposes of calculating any prepayment requirement under Section 2.14(b) (a) would result in material adverse Tax consequences to Parent or any Subsidiary of Parent, as reasonably determined by Parent or (b) would be prohibited or restricted by applicable law, rule or regulation, in each case as determined in good faith by Parent.

Restricted ECF”: with respect to any Excess Cash Flow Period, an amount equal to the unrepatriated Excess Cash Flow attributable to any Foreign Subsidiary if and solely to the extent that the repatriation of such attributable Excess Cash Flow to any Group Member, or the inclusion of such Excess Cash Flow in Excess Cash Flow for purposes of calculating any

 

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prepayment requirement under Section 2.14(c) (a) would result in adverse Tax consequences to Parent or any Subsidiary of Parent of more than a de minimis amount, as reasonably determined by Parent or (b) would be prohibited or restricted by applicable law, rule or regulation, in each case, as determined in good faith by Parent.

Restricted Payments”: as defined in Section 6.6.

Restricted Recovery Event Proceeds”: in respect of a Foreign Recovery Event, an amount equal to the Net Cash Proceeds attributable thereto if and solely to the extent that the repatriation of such Net Cash Proceeds, or the inclusion of such Net Cash Proceeds in the calculation of Net Cash Proceeds for purposes of calculating any prepayment requirement under Section 2.14(b) (a) would result in material adverse Tax consequences to Parent or any Subsidiary of Parent, as reasonably determined by Parent or (b) would be prohibited or restricted by applicable law, rule or regulation, in each case as determined in good faith by Parent.

Restricted Subsidiary”: any Subsidiary of Parent other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary. For the avoidance of doubt, each Borrower (other than Parent) is as of the date hereof and shall remain for all purposes of this Agreement a Restricted Subsidiary.

Retained Asset Sale Proceeds”: as defined in Section 2.14(b).

Return Bid”: as defined in Section 2.12(f)(ii).

Returns”: with respect to any Investment, any dividends, interest, distributions, return of capital and other amounts received or realized in respect of such Investment.

Revaluation Date”: (a) with respect to any Revolving Credit Loan, each of the following: (i) each date of a Borrowing of a Eurodollar Loan denominated in an Alternative Currency, (ii) each date of a continuation of a Eurodollar Loan denominated in an Alternative Currency pursuant to Section 2.9, and (iii) such additional dates as the Revolver Administrative Agent shall determine or the Required Revolving Lenders shall require; and (b) with respect to any Letter of Credit, each of the following: (i) each date of issuance of a Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency, (ii) each date of an amendment of any such Letter of Credit having the effect of increasing the amount thereof, (iii) each date of any payment by the applicable Issuing Bank under any Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency and (iv) such additional dates as the Revolver Administrative Agent or the applicable Issuing Bank shall determine or the Required Revolving Lenders shall require.

Revolver Administrative Agent”: as defined in the preamble hereto.

Revolver Borrowers”: as defined in the preamble hereto.

Revolving Commitment Fee Rate”: (i) until delivery of the financial statements for the first full fiscal quarter ending after the Fourth Amendment Effective Date pursuant to Sections 5.1(a) and 5.1(b), the rate per annum equal to 0.35%set forth in Level I of the table set forth in the definition of Applicable Margin and (ii) thereafter, the rate per annum set forth in the table set forth in the definition of Applicable Margin based on the Total

 

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Leverage Ratio as set forth in the most recent Compliance Certificate received by the Administrative Agents pursuant to Section 5.2(a), in each case on the undrawn portion of the Revolving Credit Commitments (excluding any Revolving Credit Commitments of Defaulting Lenders, except to the extent such Revolving Credit Commitments are reallocated under the same terms to Lenders that are not Defaulting Lenders).

Revolving Credit Borrowing”: a Borrowing comprised of Revolving Credit Loans.

Revolving Credit Commitments” as to any Revolving Credit Lender, the obligation of such Revolving Credit Lender, if any, to make Revolving Credit Loans pursuant to Section 2.4(a), and to participate in Letters of Credit pursuant to Section 2.7, expressed as an amount representing the maximum aggregate permitted amount of such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Exposure hereunder, in an aggregate principal and/or face amount not to exceed the amount set forth under the heading “Revolving Credit Commitment” opposite such Revolving Credit Lender’s name on Schedule 2.1, or, as the case may be, in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Revolving Credit Lender became a party hereto, in each case as the same may be changed from time to time pursuant to the terms hereof. The original aggregate amount of the total Revolving Credit Commitments on the Closing Date is $250.0 million.

Revolving Credit Exposure”: at any time, with respect to any Lender, the sum of such Lender’s Revolving Credit Loans and its LC Exposure at such time.

Revolving Credit Facility”: as defined in the definition of “Facility” and including, as appropriate, any Extensions thereof and any Replacement Revolving Credit Facility.

Revolving Credit Lender”: each Lender that has a Revolving Credit Commitment or that is the holder of Revolving Credit Loans.

Revolving Credit Loan”: a Loan made by a Revolving Credit Lender pursuant to Section 2.4. Each Revolving Credit Loan shall be a Eurodollar Loan or an ABR Loan.

Revolving Credit Maturity Date”: with respect to (a) Revolving Credit Commitments (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any Incremental Revolving Increases) that have not been extended pursuant to Section 2.25, March 19, 2025; provided that “Revolving Credit Maturity Date” with respect to the Revolving Commitments shall mean the date that is 182 days prior to the scheduled maturity date of the 2018 Convertible Notes if (i) the aggregate principal amount of the 2018 Convertible Notes outstanding on such date exceeds $350.0 million and (ii) either (x) the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio as of such date is greater than 1.50:1.00 or (y) the Total Net Leverage Ratio as of such date is greater than 3.50:1.00, (b) with respect to Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, the final maturity date therefor as specified in the applicable Extension Offer accepted by the respective Revolving Credit Lender or Revolving Credit Lenders and (c) with respect to any commitments under a Replacement Revolving Credit Facility, the final maturity date therefor specified in the applicable Replacement Facility Amendment.

 

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Sanctioned Countries” means, at any time, a country or territory which is itself the subject or target of any Sanctions (at the time of this Agreement, the Crimea region of Ukraine, Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria).

Sanctioned Person” means, at any time, any Person that is the target of Sanctions, including (a) any Person listed in any Sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“OFAC”) or the U.S. Department of State, by the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom or other relevant Governmental Authority, (b) any Person operating from, organized, or resident in a Sanctioned Country, or (c) any Person 50% or more owned or, where relevant under applicable Sanctions, controlled by any such Person or Persons or acting for or on behalf of such Person or Persons.

Sanctions” means economic or financial sanctions or trade embargoes imposed, administered or enforced from time to time by relevant Governmental Authorities, including, but not limited those administered by the U.S. government through OFAC, or the U.S. Department of State, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union or Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom.

S&P”: Standard & Poor’s Ratings Group, a division of The McGraw Hill Corporation.

Sale and Leaseback Transaction”: as defined in Section 6.10.

SEC”: the Securities and Exchange Commission (or successors thereto or an analogous Governmental Authority).

Second Amendment”: that certain Second Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of March 19, 2020, by and among the Borrowers, the Subsidiary Guarantors, the Term Loan A Agent, the Revolver Administrative Agent and the Lenders party thereto.

Second Amendment Effective Date”: the date on which all of the conditions contained in Section 3 of the Second Amendment have been satisfied or waived in accordance with the terms of the Second Amendment.

Secured Parties”: collectively, the Administrative Agents, the Collateral Agent, the Lenders, the Issuing Banks, each Qualified Counterparty, each co-agent or sub-agent appointed by an Agent from time to time pursuant to Section 8.2, the Indemnitees and the other Persons the Obligations owing to which are or are purported to be secured by the Collateral under the terms of the Collateral Documents.

Securities Act”: the Securities Act of 1933.

Security Agreement”: the Security Agreement among HII, the Term Loan Borrower and each Guarantor that is a Domestic Subsidiary, substantially in the form of Exhibit A.

 

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Senior Notes”: the unsecured senior notes of HII and the TL Borrower due 2026 in an aggregate principal amount of $400.0 million issued on or prior to the Closing Date pursuant to the Senior Notes Indenture.

Senior Notes Indenture”: the Indenture dated as of the Closing Date, relating to the Senior Notes, among HII and the TL Borrower, as co-issuers, MUFG Union Bank, N.A., as trustee, the Guarantors from time to time party thereto (as defined therein), together with all instruments and other agreements in connection therewith, as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time in accordance with the terms thereof, to the extent not prohibited under the Loan Documents.

Senior Pari Passu Intercreditor Agreement”: a pari passu intercreditor agreement between or among the Agents and one or more Senior Representatives for holders of Indebtedness secured by any of the Collateral on an equal priority basis with the Obligations substantially in the form of Exhibit F-2 hereto.

“Senior/Junior Intercreditor Agreement”: an intercreditor agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit F-1 hereto.

Senior Representative”: with respect to any series of Permitted Pari Passu Secured Refinancing Debt or Permitted Junior Secured Refinancing Debt, Incremental Equivalent Debt or other Indebtedness permitted to be secured by the Collateral under this Agreement, the trustee, administrative agent, collateral agent, security agent or similar agent under the indenture or agreement pursuant to which such Indebtedness is issued, incurred or otherwise obtained, as the case may be, and each of their successors in such capacities.

Single Employer Plan”: any Plan that is covered by Title IV of ERISA, but which is not a Multiemployer Plan.

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

Solvent”: with respect to any Person, as of any date of determination, (a) the fair value of the assets of such Person exceeds the amount of all debts and liabilities of such Person, subordinated, contingent or otherwise; (b) the present fair saleable value of the property of such Person is greater than the amount that will be required to pay the probable liability of the debts and other liabilities of such Person, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, as such debts and other liabilities become absolute and matured; (c) such Person has not incurred and does not intend to incur, or believe that it will incur, debts or other liabilities, including current obligations, beyond its ability to pay such debts or other liabilities as they become due (whether at maturity or otherwise); (d) such Person is not engaged in, and is not about to be engaged in, business for which it has unreasonably small capital; and (e) in respect of a Luxembourg Loan

 

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Party, such Person is not in a state of cessation of payments (cessation de paiements) and has not lost its commercial creditworthiness. For purposes of this definition, (i) “debt” means liability on a “claim”, and (ii) “claim” means any (x) right to payment, whether or not such a right is reduced to judgment, liquidated, unliquidated, fixed, contingent, matured, unmatured, disputed, undisputed, legal, equitable, secured or unsecured or (y) right to an equitable remedy for breach of performance if such breach gives rise to a right to payment, whether or not such right to an equitable remedy is reduced to judgment, fixed, contingent, matured or unmatured, disputed, undisputed, secured or unsecured. For purposes of this definition, the amount of any contingent, unliquidated and disputed claim and any claim that has not been reduced to judgment at any time shall be computed as the amount that, in light of all the facts and circumstances existing at such time, represents the amount that can reasonably be expected to become an actual or matured liability.

Special Notice Currency”: at any time an Alternative Currency, other than the currency of a country that is a member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development at such time located in North America or Europe.

Specified Change of Control”: a “Change of Control” or like event as defined in the agreement or agreements governing any Material Debt.

Specified Event of Default”: any Event of Default under Section 7.1(a) or 7.1(f).

Specified Hedge Agreements”: any Hedge Agreement entered into or assumed by any Loan Party and any Qualified Counterparty and designated by the Qualified Counterparty and the Borrowers in writing to the Collateral Agent as a “Specified Hedge Agreement”.

Specified Prepayment”: as defined in Section 6.8.

Specified Representations”: the representations and warranties with respect to the Borrowers and the Guarantors set forth in this Agreement under (i) Section 3.3(a); (ii) the first two sentences and the last two sentences of Section 3.4; (iii) Section 3.5 (but only in respect of violations or defaults under Organizational Documents of the Loan Parties); (iv) Section 3.10; (v) Section 3.12; (vi) Section 3.17(a), (c) and (d) (subject to (x) Permitted Liens and (y) in the case of priority, any Senior Pari Passu Intercreditor Agreement, any Senior/Junior Intercreditor Agreement and any other intercreditor arrangements required to be entered into pursuant to this Agreement); (vii) Section 3.18; and (viii) Section 3.19.

Specified Sale and Leaseback Transaction”: as defined in Section 6.10.

Spot Rate”: for a currency means the rate determined by the Revolver Administrative Agent or the applicable Issuing Bank, as applicable, to be the rate quoted by the Person acting in such capacity as the spot rate for the purchase by such Person of such currency with another currency through its principal foreign exchange trading office at approximately 8:00 a.m. on the date two Business Days prior to the date as of which the foreign exchange computation is made; provided that the Revolver Administrative Agent or the applicable Issuing Bank may obtain such spot rate from another financial institution designated by the Revolver Administrative Agent or

 

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the applicable Issuing Bank if the Person acting in such capacity does not have as of the date of determination a spot buying rate for any such currency; and provided further that the applicable Issuing Bank may use such spot rate quoted on the date as of which the foreign exchange computation is made in the case of any Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency.

Statutory Reserve Rate”: 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 Board to which the applicable Administrative Agent is subject with respect to the Adjusted LIBO Rate, for eurocurrency funding (currently referred to as “Eurodollar Liabilities” in Regulation D of the Board). Such reserve percentage shall include those imposed pursuant to such Regulation D. Eurodollar 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 such Regulation D or any comparable regulation. The Statutory Reserve Rate shall be adjusted automatically on and as of the effective date of any change in any reserve percentage.

Subject Class”: as defined in Section 2.12(f)(i).

Subsequent Required Guarantor”: as defined in Section 5.9(c).

Subsidiary”: as to any Person, a corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other entity of which shares of stock or other ownership interests having ordinary voting power (other than stock or such other ownership interests having such power only by reason of the happening of a contingency) to elect a majority of the Board of Directors of such corporation, partnership or other entity are at the time owned, or the management of which is otherwise controlled, directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, or both, by such Person. Unless otherwise qualified, all references to a “Subsidiary” or to “Subsidiaries” in this Agreement shall refer to a Subsidiary or Subsidiaries of Parent.

Subsidiary Guarantor”: each Subsidiary of Parent, other than any Borrower or an Excluded Subsidiary (but including any Discretionary Guarantor).

Surety Bonds”: surety bonds for which any Group Member is liable that were obtained to secure performance commitments of any Group Member.

Sustainability Compliance Certificate: as defined in Section 2.28(a).

Sustainability Coordinator: as defined in the preamble hereto.

Sustainability KPI: each key performance indicator on sustainability set out, and further defined, in the Approved Sustainability Proposal, which, for the avoidance of doubt, will include indicators related to (1) an S&P Global ESG Score, (2) the percentage of virgin plastic materials used in packaging, (3) Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions as measured by metric tons of (or percentage reduction in) carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) at select manufacturing facilities owned by Parent Group and (4) the percentage of female employees in executive management positions (i.e. at the Vice President level or above).

 

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Sustainability KPI Report: with respect to any fiscal year (or, for the first period, part of any applicable fiscal year), the report which includes the Realized Score in relation to each Sustainability KPI as verified by the Sustainability Verifier.

Sustainability Linked Pricing Adjustment: as defined in Section 2.28(a).

Sustainability Pricing Adjustment Date: as defined in Section 2.28(d).

Sustainability Proposal: as defined in Section 2.28(a).

Sustainability Verifier: as defined in Section 2.28(a).

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

Syndication Agent”: Jefferies, Rabobank, Citizens, Citi, Fifth Third, Mizuho, Capital One, National Association and Comerica Securities as syndication agents for the the Facilities.

Target Score: as defined in Section 2.28(a).

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

Term Borrowing”: any Borrowing of Term Loans.

Term A Loan”: as defined in Section 2.1.

Term Loan A Agent”: as defined in the preamble hereto.

Term Loan A Commitment”: as to any Lender, the obligation of such Lender, if any, to make a Term A Loan to the Term Loan Borrower hereunder in a principal amount not to exceed the amount set forth under the heading “Term Loan A Commitment” opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 2.1. The original aggregate amount of the Term Loan A Commitments as of the Closing Date is $250.0 million.

Term Loan A Facility”: as defined in the definition of “Facility”.

Term Loan A Installment Date”: as defined in Section 2.3.

Term Loan A Lenders”: each Lender that has a Term Loan A Commitment or is the holder of a Term A Loan.

 

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Term Loan A Maturity Date”: March 19, 2025; provided that “Term Loan A Maturity Date” with respect to Term A Loans shall mean the date that is 182 days prior to the scheduled maturity date of the 2018 Convertible Notes if (i) the aggregate principal amount of the 2018 Convertible Notes outstanding on such date exceeds $350.0 million and (ii) either (x) the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio as of such date is greater than 1.50:1.00 or (y) the Total Net Leverage Ratio as of such date is greater than 3.50:1.00.

“Term Loan A Percentage”: with respect to any Lender on any Term Loan A Installment Date, the percentage which the aggregate principal amount of such Lender’s Term A Loans then outstanding and subject to repayment pursuant to Section 2.3 on such date constitutes of the aggregate principal amount of the Term A Loans of all Term Loan A Lenders then outstanding and subject to repayment pursuant to Section 2.3 on such date.

Term Loan Administrative Agents”: as defined in the preamble hereto.

Term B Loan”: as defined in Section 2.1.

Term Loan B Agent”: as defined in the preamble hereto.

Term Loan B Commitment”: as to any Lender, the obligation of such Lender, if any, to make a Term B Loan to the Term Loan Borrower hereunder in a principal amount not to exceed the amount set forth under the heading “Term Loan B Commitment” opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 2.1. The original aggregate amount of the Term Loan B Commitments as of the Closing Date is $750.0 million.

Term Loan B Facility”: as defined in the definition of “Facility”.

Term Loan B Installment Date”: as defined in Section 2.3.

Term Loan B Lenders”: each Lender that has a Term Loan B Commitment or is the holder of a Term B Loan.

Term Loan B Maturity Date”: August 18, 2025; provided that “Term Loan B Maturity Date” with respect to Term B Loans shall mean the date that is (A) 91 days prior to the scheduled maturity date of the 2014 Convertible Notes if (i) the aggregate principal amount of the 2014 Convertible Notes outstanding on such date exceeds $350.0 million and (ii) either (x) the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio as of such date is greater than 1.50:1.00 or (y) the Total Net Leverage Ratio as of such date is greater than 3.50:1.00 or (B) 91 days prior to the scheduled maturity date of the 2018 Convertible Notes if (i) the aggregate principal amount of the 2018 Convertible Notes outstanding on such date exceeds $350.0 million and (ii) either (x) the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio as of such date is greater than 1.50:1.00 or (y) the Total Net Leverage Ratio as of such date is greater than 3.50:1.00.

“Term Loan B Percentage”: with respect to any Lender on any Term Loan B Installment Date, the percentage which the aggregate principal amount of such Lender’s Term B Loans then outstanding and subject to repayment pursuant to Section 2.3 on such date constitutes of the aggregate principal amount of the Term B Loans of all Term Loan B Lenders then outstanding and subject to repayment pursuant to Section 2.3 on such date.

 

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Term Loan Borrower” as defined in the preamble hereto.

Term Loan Borrower Obligations Guaranty”: the Guaranty, dated as of the Closing Date, made by the Parent and its Restricted Subsidiaries that are Loan Parties (other than (i) the Term Loan Borrower and (ii) any such Restricted Subsidiaries that are Excluded U.S. Guarantors pursuant to clause (b) of the definition thereof) in favor of the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, as the same may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

Term Loan Facility”: the Term Loan A Facility, the Term Loan B Facility, an Incremental Term Loan A Facility, an Incremental Term Loan B Facility or a Replacement Facility consisting of Term Loans.

Term Loans”: Term A Loans, Term B Loans as well as any term loans made pursuant to this Agreement (including for the avoidance of doubt, any Incremental Term A Loans, Incremental Term B Loans, Replacement Term Loans and Extended Term Loans, if any).

Term Loan Lender”: any Lender that is the holder of Term Loans.

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

Term SOFR Adjustment means, 0.11448% (11.448 basis points) for an Available Tenor of one-months duration, 0.26161% (26.161 basis points) for an Available Tenor of three-months duration, 0.42826% (42.826 basis points) for an Available Tenor of six-months duration and 0.71513% (71.513 basis points) for an Available Tenor of twelve-months duration.

Term SOFR Notice means a notification by the applicable Administrative Agent to the Term Loan A Lenders, the Revolving Credit Lenders and the applicable Borrowers of the occurrence of a Term SOFR Transition Event.

Term SOFR Transition Event Effective Date means, with respect to a Term SOFR Transition Event, the date that is thirty (30) days after the date a Term SOFR Notice is provided to the Term Loan A Lenders, the Revolving Credit Lenders and the applicable Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.16(b)(iii).

Term SOFR Transition Event means the determination by the applicable Administrative Agent that (a) Term SOFR has been recommended for use by the Relevant Governmental Body, (b) the administration of Term SOFR is administratively feasible for the applicable Administrative Agent in their sole discretion, and (c) a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, has previously occurred

 

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resulting in a Benchmark Replacement in accordance with Section 2.16(b) that is not Term SOFR. For the avoidance of doubt, a Term SOFR Transition Event shall only apply for loans and borrowings denominated in US Dollars.

Test Period”: on any date of determination, the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of Parent then most recently ended, taken as one accounting period.

Third Amendment”: that certain Third Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of February 10, 2021 among the Borrowers, the Subsidiary Guarantors, the Term Loan B Agent and the Lenders party thereto.

Third Amendment Effective Date”: the date on which all of the conditions contained in Section 3 of the Third Amendment have been satisfied or waived in accordance with the terms of the Third Amendment.

Total Leverage Ratio”: as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Total Debt on such day to (b) Consolidated EBITDA of Parent and its Restricted Subsidiaries for the Relevant Reference Period.

Total Net Leverage Ratio”: as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Total Net Debt on such day to (b) Consolidated EBITDA of Parent and its Restricted Subsidiaries for the Relevant Reference Period.

Total Revolving Credit Commitments”: at any time, the aggregate amount of the Revolving Credit Commitments then in effect.

Total Revolving Credit Exposure”: at any time, the aggregate amount of the Revolving Credit Exposure of all Revolving Credit Lenders outstanding at such time.

Transaction Costs”: all fees (including original issue discount), costs and expenses incurred by any Group Member in connection with the Transactions.

Transactions”: the collective reference to (a) the execution, delivery and performance by the Borrowers and each other Loan Party of this Agreement and each other Loan Document required to be delivered hereunder, the borrowing of Loans, the use of the proceeds thereof and the issuance of Letters of Credit hereunder, (b) the Refinancing and (c) the payment of the Transaction Costs.

Type”: when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether the rate of interest on such Loan, or on the Loans comprising such Borrowing, is determined by reference to the Adjusted LIBO Rate or the Alternate Base Rate.

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

 

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UCP” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, 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).

United States” and “US”: the United States of America.

Unrestricted Cash”: as of any date of determination, the aggregate amount of all cash and Cash Equivalents on the consolidated balance sheet of the Group Members that is not “restricted” for purposes of GAAP; provided, however, that the aggregate amount of Unrestricted Cash shall not (i) exceed $250.0 million, (ii) include any cash or Cash Equivalents that are subject to a Lien (other than any Lien in favor of the Collateral Agent or in favor of the institution holding such cash or Cash Equivalents so long as not securing Indebtedness for borrowed money) or (iii) include any cash or Cash Equivalents that are restricted by contract, law or material adverse tax consequences from being applied to repay any Funded Debt.

Unrestricted Subsidiary”: any Subsidiary of Parent (other than any other Borrower or the direct parent company of any Borrower) designated by the Board of Directors of Parent as an Unrestricted Subsidiary pursuant to Section 5.13 subsequent to the date hereof, until such Person ceases to be an Unrestricted Subsidiary of Parent in accordance with Section 5.13. For the avoidance of doubt, no Subsidiary will be an Unrestricted Subsidiary unless it is also an Unrestricted Subsidiary under the Senior Notes Indenture.

US Dollar Equivalent”: on any date of determination, (a) with respect to any amount in US Dollars, such amount, and (b) with respect to any amount in a Foreign Currency, the equivalent in US Dollars of such amount, determined by the applicable Administrative Agent using the Exchange Rate with respect to such Foreign Currency at the time in effect for such amount.

US Dollars” and “$”: lawful currency of the United States.

US IP Security Agreements”: the collective reference to each Intellectual Property Security Agreement required to be entered into and delivered pursuant to the terms of this Agreement and the Security Agreement, in each case, in substantially the form of Exhibits A, B and C to the Security Agreement.

US Loan Party”: any Loan Party that is a US Person.

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

US Tax Compliance Certificate”: as defined in Section 2.19(e)(ii)(B)(3).

USD LIBOR means the London interbank offered rate for US Dollars.

Weighted Average Life to Maturity”: when applied to any Indebtedness at any date, the number of years obtained by dividing: (a) the sum of the products obtained by multiplying (i) the amount of each then remaining installment, sinking fund, serial maturity or other required

 

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payments of principal (excluding nominal amortization), including payment at final maturity, in respect thereof, by (ii) the number of years (calculated to the nearest one-twelfth) that will elapse between such date and the making of such payment; by (b) the then outstanding principal amount of such Indebtedness.

Wholly Owned Subsidiary”: as to any Person, any other Person all of the Capital Stock of which (other than (a) directors’ qualifying shares and (b) nominal shares issued to foreign nationals to the extent required by applicable Requirements of Law) is owned by such Person directly and/or through other Wholly Owned Subsidiaries.

Withholding Agent”: any Loan Party or the applicable Administrative Agent, as applicable.

Write-Down and Conversion Powers”: 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.

1.2 Other Definitional Provisions.

(a) Unless otherwise specified therein, all terms defined in this Agreement shall have the defined meanings when used in the other Loan Documents or any certificate or other document made or delivered pursuant hereto or thereto.

(b) As used herein and in the other Loan Documents, unless otherwise specified herein or in such other Loan Document:

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

(ii) Section, Schedule and Exhibit references refer to (A) the appropriate Section, Schedule or Exhibit in this Agreement or (B) to the extent such references are not present in this Agreement, to the Loan Document in which such reference appears;

(iii) the words “include”, “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation”;

(iv) the word “will” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word “shall”;

(v) the word “incur” shall be construed to mean incur, create, issue, assume or become liable in respect of or suffer to exist (and the words “incurred” and “incurrence” shall have correlative meanings);

 

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(vi) unless the context requires otherwise, the word “or” shall be construed to mean “and/or”;

(vii) unless the context requires otherwise, (A) any reference to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s legal successors and permitted assigns, (B) any reference to any law or regulation shall refer to such law or regulation as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time, and any successor law or regulation, (C) the words “asset” and “property” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect, and (D) references to agreements (including this Agreement) or other Contractual Obligations shall be deemed to refer to such agreements or Contractual Obligations as amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time (in each case, to the extent not otherwise prohibited hereunder); and

(viii) capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein and that are defined in the UCC shall have the meanings therein described.

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

(d) The meanings given to terms defined herein shall be equally applicable to both the singular and plural forms of such terms.

(e) The expressions “payment in full”, “paid in full” and any other similar terms or phrases when used herein with respect to the Obligations shall mean the Discharge of Secured Obligations.

(f) The expression “refinancing” and any other similar terms or phrases when used herein shall include any exchange, refunding, renewal, replacement, defeasance, discharge or extension.

(g) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement or the other Loan Documents, if the LIBO Rate is not available at any time for any reason, then the LIBO Rate for such Interest Period shall be a comparable or successor floating rate that is, at such time, (x) broadly accepted by the syndicated loan market for loans denominated in Dollars in lieu of the LIBO Rate as determined by the applicable Administrative Agent with the consent of the Borrowers, or (y) if no such broadly accepted comparable successor rate exists at such time, a successor index rate as the applicable Administrative Agent may determine with the consent of the Borrowers; provided that, in the case of clause (y), any such successor rate shall become effective at 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the fifth Business Day after such Administrative Agent shall have posted such proposed successor rate to all Lenders unless, prior to such time, Lenders comprising the Required Lenders have delivered to such Administrative Agent written notice that such Required Lenders do not accept such amendment; provided further that (i) any such successor rate shall be applied by such Administrative Agent in a manner consistent with market

 

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practice and (ii) to the extent such market practice is not administratively feasible for such Administrative Agent, such successor rate shall be applied in a manner as otherwise reasonably determined by such Administrative Agent in consultation with the Borrowers.

Without prejudice to the generality of any provision of this Agreement, to the extent this Agreement relates to a Luxembourg Loan Party, a reference to: (i) a winding-up, administration or dissolution includes, without limitation, bankruptcy (faillite), insolvency, liquidation, composition with creditors (concordat préventif de la faillite), moratorium or reprieve from payment (sursis de paiement), controlled management (gestion contrôlée), general settlement with creditors, reorganization or similar laws affecting the rights of creditors generally; (ii) a receiver, administrative receiver, administrator, trustee, custodian, sequestrator, conservator or similar officer appointed for the reorganization or liquidation of the business of a person includes, without limitation, a juge délégué, commissaire, juge-commissaire, mandataire ad hoc, administrateur provisoire, liquidateur or curateur; (iii) a lien or security interest includes any hypothèque, nantissement, gage, privilège, sûreté réelle, droit de rétention and any type of security in rem (sûreté réelle) or agreement or arrangement having a similar effect and any transfer of title by way of security; (iv) creditors process means an executory attachment (saisie exécutoire) or conservatory attachment (saisie conservatoire); (v) a guarantee includes any garantie which is independent from the debt to which it relates and excludes any suretyship (cautionnement) within the meaning of Articles 2011 and seq. of the Luxembourg Civil Code; (vi) by-laws or constitutional documents includes its up-to-date (restated) articles of association (statuts coordonnés); and (vii) a director or a manager includes an administrateur or a gérant.

1.3 Classification of Loans and Borrowings. For purposes of this Agreement, Loans may be classified and referred to by Class (e.g., a “Revolving Credit Loan”, “Term A Loan”, “Term B Loan”, “Term Loan” or “Extended Term Loan”) or by Type (e.g., a “Eurodollar Loan”) or by Class and Type (e.g., a “Eurodollar Term Loan”). Borrowings also may be classified and referred to by Class (e.g., a “Revolving Credit Borrowing” or a “Term Loan Borrowing”) or by Type (e.g., a “Eurodollar Borrowing”) or by Class and Type (e.g., a “Eurodollar Term Loan Borrowing”). Any reference to a merger, transfer, consolidation, amalgamation, consolidation, assignment, sale or transfer, or similar term, set forth herein shall be deemed to apply to a division of or by a limited liability company, or an allocation of assets to a series of a limited liability company, as if it were a merger, transfer, consolidation, amalgamation, consolidation, assignment, sale or transfer, or similar term, as applicable.

1.4 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) notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, all accounting or financial terms used herein shall be construed, and all financial computations pursuant hereto shall be made, without giving effect to any election under Statement of Financial Accounting Standards 159 (or any other Financial Accounting Standard having a similar effect) to value any Indebtedness or other liabilities of Parent or any Subsidiary at “fair value”, as defined therein, and (ii) for purposes of determinations of the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio, the Total Leverage Ratio, the Total Net Leverage Ratio and the Fixed Charge Ratio, GAAP shall be construed as in effect on the Closing Date). In the event that any Accounting Change shall occur and such change results in a change in the method of calculation of financial covenants,

 

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standards or terms in this Agreement, then upon the written request of Parent or the applicable Administrative Agent, Parent, the applicable Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall enter into good faith negotiations in order to amend such provisions of this Agreement so as to equitably reflect such Accounting Change with the desired result that the criteria for evaluating the Parent’s financial condition shall be the same after such Accounting Change as if such Accounting Change had not occurred; provided, that such Accounting Change shall be disregarded for purposes of this Agreement until the effective date of such amendment. “Accounting Change” refers to (i) any change in accounting principles required by the promulgation of any rule, regulation, pronouncement or opinion by the Financial Accounting Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, (ii) the adoption by Parent of IFRS or (iii) any change in the application of accounting principles adopted by Parent from time to time which change in application is permitted by GAAP. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary above or in the definitions of Capital Lease Obligations or Capital Expenditures, in the event of a change under GAAP (or the application thereof) requiring all or certain operating leases to be capitalized, only those leases that would result in Capital Lease Obligations or Capital Expenditures on the Closing Date (assuming for purposes hereof that they were in existence on the Closing Date) hereunder shall be considered capital leases hereunder and all calculations and deliverables under this Agreement or any other Loan Document shall be made in accordance therewith.

1.5 Pro Forma Calculations. (a) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio, the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio and the Total Net Leverage Ratio shall be calculated in the manner prescribed by this Section 1.5; provided, that notwithstanding anything to the contrary in clause (b) or (c) of this Section 1.5, when calculating Total Net Leverage Ratio for the purposes of the ECF Percentage of Excess Cash Flow, the events described in this Section 1.5 that occurred subsequent to the end of the applicable Test Period, other than consummation of the Transactions, shall not be given pro forma effect.

(b) For purposes of calculating the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio, Total Net Leverage Ratio, Total Leverage Ratio and the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio, Pro Forma Transactions (and the incurrence or repayment of any Indebtedness in connection therewith) that have been made (i) during the Relevant Reference Period or (ii) subsequent to such period and prior to or simultaneously with the event with respect to which the calculation of any such ratio is being made shall be calculated on a pro forma basis assuming that all such Pro Forma Transactions (and any increase or decrease in Consolidated EBITDA and the component financial definitions used therein attributable to any Pro Forma Transaction) had occurred on the first day of the Relevant Reference Period (it being understood and agreed that Consolidated Interest Expense of such Person attributable to interest on any Indebtedness bearing floating interest rates, for which pro forma effect is being given, shall be computed on a pro forma basis as if the rates that would have been in effect during the period for which pro forma effect is being given had been actually in effect during such periods). If since the beginning of any Relevant Reference Period any Person that subsequently became a Restricted Subsidiary or was merged, amalgamated or consolidated with or into Parent or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries since the beginning of Relevant Reference Period shall have made any Pro Forma Transaction that would have required adjustment pursuant to this Section 1.5, then the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio, Total Net Leverage Ratio and Total Leverage Ratio shall be calculated to give pro forma effect thereto in accordance with this Section 1.5.

 

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(c) In addition, for purposes of calculating the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio, (1) the Consolidated EBITDA attributable to discontinued operations, as determined in accordance with GAAP, and operations or businesses (and ownerships therein) disposed of prior to the date of calculation, shall be excluded; and (2) the Fixed Charges attributable to discontinued operations, as determined in accordance with GAAP, and operations or businesses (and ownership interests) disposed of prior to the date of calculation, shall be excluded, but only to the extent that the obligations giving rise to such Fixed Charges will not be obligations of the specified Person or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries following the date of calculation.

(d) Whenever pro forma effect is to be given to a Pro Forma Transaction, the pro forma calculations shall be made in good faith by a Responsible Officer of Parent and shall include, without duplication, adjustment for the Consolidated EBITDA (as determined in good faith by Parent) represented by any Person or line of business acquired or disposed of and for the avoidance of doubt, any adjustments relating to Pro Forma Transactions provided for under clause (a)(x) of the definition of Consolidated EBITDA.

1.6 Classification of Permitted Items.

(a) For purposes of determining compliance at any time with Sections 6.2, 6.3, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.11 or 6.12, in the event that any Lien, Investment, Indebtedness, Disposition, Restricted Payment, Contractual Obligation, encumbrance or restriction or payment, prepayment, repurchase, redemption, defeasance or amendment, modification or other change in respect of Indebtedness meets the criteria of more than one of the categories of transactions permitted pursuant to any clause of such Sections 6.2, 6.3, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.11 or 6.12, such transaction (or portion thereof) at any time shall be permitted under one or more of such clauses as determined by the Borrowers in their sole discretion at such time of determination.

For purposes of determining compliance at any time with Section 6.7, any Investments made under Section 6.7(r) may be reclassified, as Parent elects from time to time, as incurred under Section 6.7(l), in each case, so long as the ratios and other requirements of such clauses are satisfied as of the date of determination.

(b) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, with respect to any amounts incurred or transactions entered into (or consummated) in reliance on a provision of this Agreement that does not require compliance with a financial ratio (any such amounts or transactions, the “Fixed Amounts”) substantially concurrently with any amounts incurred or transactions entered into (or consummated) in reliance on a provision of this Agreement that requires compliance with a financial ratio (including any First Lien Net Leverage Ratio test, any Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio test any Total Leverage Ratio test or any Total Net Leverage Ratio test) (any such amounts, the “Incurrence-Based Amounts”), it is understood and agreed that the Fixed Amounts shall be disregarded in the calculation of the financial ratio or test applicable to any substantially concurrent utilization of the Incurrence-Based Amounts.

 

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

1.8 Currency Equivalents Generally.

(a) For purposes of determining compliance with Sections 6.2, 6.3 and 6.7 with respect to any amount of Indebtedness or Investment in a currency other than US Dollars, no Default shall be deemed to have occurred solely as a result of changes in rates of currency exchange occurring after the time such Indebtedness or Investment is incurred, made or acquired (so long as such Indebtedness or Investment, at the time incurred, made or acquired, was permitted hereunder).

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

1.9 Exchange Rates; Currency Equivalents.

(a) The Revolver Administrative Agent or the applicable Issuing Bank, as applicable, shall determine the Spot Rates as of each Revaluation Date to be used for calculating US Dollar Equivalent amounts of Borrowings and Letters of Credit denominated in Alternative Currencies. Such Spot Rates shall become effective as of such Revaluation Date and shall be the Spot Rates employed in converting any amounts between the applicable currencies until the next Revaluation Date to occur. Except for purposes of financial statements delivered by Loan Parties hereunder or calculating financial covenants hereunder or except as otherwise provided herein, the applicable amount of any currency (other than US Dollars) for purposes of the Loan Documents shall be such US Dollar Equivalent amount as so determined by the Revolver Administrative Agent or the applicable Issuing Bank, as applicable.

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US Dollar amount (rounded to the nearest unit of such Alternative Currency, with 0.5 of a unit being rounded upward), as determined by the Revolver Administrative Agent or the applicable Issuing Bank, as the case may be.

1.10 Additional Alternative Currencies.

(a) The Borrowers may from time to time request that Eurodollar Loans be made and/or Letters of Credit be issued in a currency other than those specifically listed in the definition of “Alternative Currency;” provided that such requested currency is a lawful currency (other than US Dollars) that is readily available and freely transferable and convertible into US Dollars. In the case of any such request with respect to the making of Eurodollar Loans, such request shall be subject to the approval of the Revolver Administrative Agent and all Revolving Credit Lenders; and in the case of any such request with respect to the issuance of Letters of Credit, such request shall be subject to the approval of the Revolver Administrative Agent and the applicable Issuing Bank.

(b) Any such request shall be made to the Revolver Administrative Agent not later than 8:00 a.m., ten (10) Business Days prior to the date of the desired Borrowing or Letter of Credit issuance (or such other time or date as may be agreed by the Revolver Administrative Agent and, in the case of any such request pertaining to Letters of Credit, the applicable Issuing Bank, in its or their sole discretion). In the case of any such request pertaining to Eurodollar Loans, the Revolver Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Revolving Credit Lender thereof; and in the case of any such request pertaining to Letters of Credit, the Revolver Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Issuing Banks thereof. Each Revolving Credit Lender (in the case of any such request pertaining to Eurodollar Loans) or the Issuing Banks (in the case of a request pertaining to Letters of Credit) shall notify the Revolver Administrative Agent, not later than 8:00 a.m., five (5) Business Days after receipt of such request whether it consents, in its sole discretion, to the making of Eurodollar Loans or the issuance of Letters of Credit, as the case may be, in such requested currency.

(c) Any failure by a Revolving Credit Lender or an Issuing Bank, as the case may be, to respond to such request within the time period specified in the preceding sentence shall be deemed to be a refusal by such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, to permit Eurodollar Loans to be made or to issue Letters of Credit in such requested currency. If the Revolver Administrative Agent and all the Revolving Credit Lenders consent to making Eurodollar Loans in such requested currency, the Revolver Administrative Agent shall so notify the Revolver Borrowers and such currency shall thereupon be deemed for all purposes to be an Alternative Currency hereunder for purposes of any Revolver Borrowings of Eurodollar Loans; and if the Revolver Administrative Agent and an Issuing Bank consent to the issuance of Letters of Credit in such requested currency, the Revolver Administrative Agent shall so notify the Revolver Borrowers and such currency shall thereupon be deemed for all purposes to be an Alternative Currency hereunder for purposes of any Letter of Credit issuances by such Issuing Bank. If the Revolver Administrative Agent shall fail to obtain consent to any request for an additional currency under this Section 1.10, the Revolver Administrative Agent shall promptly so notify the Revolver Borrowers.

 

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(d) If, after the designation by the Revolving Credit Lenders of any currency as an Alternative Currency, any change in currency controls or exchange regulations or any change in the national or international financial, political or economic conditions are imposed in the country in which such currency is issued, result in, in the reasonable opinion of the Required Revolving Lenders (in the case of any Revolving Credit Loans to be denominated in an Alternative Currency) or any Issuing Bank (in the case of any Letter of Credit to be denominated in an Alternative Currency), (i) such currency no longer being readily available, freely transferable and convertible into US Dollars, (ii) a US Dollar Equivalent is no longer readily calculable with respect to such currency, (iii) providing such currency is impracticable for the Revolving Credit Lenders or (iv) no longer a currency in which the Required Revolving Lenders are willing to make such extensions of credit hereunder (each of (i), (ii), (iii), and (iv) a “Disqualifying Event”), then the Revolver Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Revolving Credit Lenders and the Revolver Borrowers, and such country’s currency shall no longer be an Alternative Currency until such time as the Disqualifying Event(s) no longer exist. Within, five (5) Business Days after receipt of such notice from the Revolver Administrative Agent, the Revolver Borrowers shall repay all Revolving Credit Loans in such currency to which the Disqualifying Event applies or convert such Revolving Credit Loans into the US Dollar Equivalent of Revolving Credit Loans in US Dollars, subject to the other terms contained herein.

1.11 Change of Currency.

(a) Each obligation of the Borrowers to make a payment denominated in the national currency unit of any member state of the European Union that adopts the Euro as its lawful currency after the date hereof shall be redenominated into Euro at the time of such adoption (in accordance with the EMU Legislation). If, in relation to the currency of any such member state, the basis of accrual of interest expressed in this Agreement in respect of that currency shall be inconsistent with any convention or practice in the London interbank market for the basis of accrual of interest in respect of the Euro, such expressed basis shall be replaced by such convention or practice with effect from the date on which such member state adopts the Euro as its lawful currency; provided that if any Borrowing in the currency of such member state is outstanding immediately prior to such date, such replacement shall take effect, with respect to such Borrowing, at the end of the then current Interest Period.

(b) Each provision of this Agreement shall be subject to such reasonable changes of construction as the Administrative Agents may from time to time specify to be appropriate to reflect the adoption of the Euro by any member state of the European Union and any relevant market conventions or practices relating to the Euro.

(c) Each provision of this Agreement also shall be subject to such reasonable changes of construction as the Administrative Agents may from time to time specify to be appropriate to reflect a change in currency of any other country and any relevant market conventions or practices relating to the change in currency.

 

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SECTION 2. AMOUNT AND TERMS OF COMMITMENTS

2.1 Term Loan Commitments. Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, (a) the Term Loan A Lenders severally agree to make term loans (“Term A Loans”) to the Term Loan Borrower on the Closing Date in US Dollars in an amount for each Term Loan A Lender not to exceed the amount of the Term Loan A Commitment of such Lender and (b) the Term Loan B Lenders severally agree to make term loans (“Term B Loans” and together with Term A Loans, “Term Loans” and each, a “Term Loan”, as the context may require) to the Term Loan Borrower on the Closing Date in US Dollars in an amount for each Term Loan B Lender not to exceed the amount of the Term Loan B Commitment of such Lender. Each Term Loan may from time to time be Eurodollar Loans or ABR Loans, as determined by the Term Loan Borrower and notified to the applicable Term Loan Administrative Agent in accordance with Sections 2.2 and 2.9. The Borrowers other than Term Loan Borrower shall not be co-obligors or have any joint liability for such Loans (except to the extent that any liability is derived by the other Borrowers as Guarantors of the Obligations of the Term Loan Borrower).

2.2 Procedure for Term Loan Borrowing. The Term Loan Borrower shall deliver to the applicable Term Loan Administrative Agent a Borrowing Request, not later than 11:00 a.m., New York City time, one Business Day before the anticipated Closing Date requesting that the applicable Term Loan Lenders make the applicable Term Loans on the Closing Date. The Borrowing Request must specify (i) the applicable Facility and the principal amount of the applicable Term Loans to be borrowed, (ii) the requested date of the Borrowing (which shall be a Business Day), (iii) the Type of Term Loans to be borrowed, (iv) in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing, the initial Interest Period to be applicable thereto, which shall be a period contemplated by the definition of the term “Interest Period” and (v) the location and number of the Term Loan Borrower’s account to which funds are to be disbursed, which shall comply with the requirements of Section 2.8. Upon receipt of such Borrowing Request, the applicable Term Loan Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each applicable Term Loan Lender thereof. Not later than 10:00 a.m., New York City time (or, if later, promptly following the satisfaction of the conditions precedent to the initial extension of credit hereunder set forth in Section 4.1), on the Closing Date each Term Loan Lender shall make available to the applicable Term Loan Administrative Agent an amount in immediately available funds equal to the applicable Term Loans to be made by such Lender. Such Term Loan Administrative Agent shall make available to the Term Loan Borrower the aggregate of the amounts made available to such Term Loan Administrative Agent by such Term Loan Lenders, in like funds as received by such Term Loan Administrative Agent.

2.3 Repayment of Term Loans.

(a) The Term A Loan of each Term Loan A Lender shall be repaid in consecutive quarterly installments on the last day of each fiscal quarter of Parent or, if such date is not a Business Day, on the last Business Day of such fiscal quarter ending nearest to such date (each, a “Term Loan A Installment Date”), each of which shall be in an aggregate annual amount equal to such Lender’s Term Loan A Percentage multiplied by the amount equal to (1) 5.00% of the aggregate principal amount of the Term Loan A Facility on the SecondFourth Amendment Effective Date commencing on March 31, 2020September 30,

 

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2021 and ending on December 31, 2021, (2) 7.50% of the aggregate principal amount of the Term Loan A Facility commencing on March 31, 2022 and ending on December 31, 2023 and (3) 10.00% of the aggregate principal amount of the Term Loan A Facility commencing on March 31, 2024 and ending on December 31, 2024; provided, that the final principal repayment installment of the Term A Loan repaid on the Term Loan A Maturity Date, shall be, in any event, in an amount equal to the aggregate principal amount of all Term A Loans outstanding on such date.

(b) The Term B Loan of each Term Loan B Lender shall be repaid in consecutive quarterly installments on the last day of each fiscal quarter of Parent or, if such date is not a Business Day, on the last Business Day of such fiscal quarter ending nearest to such date (each, a “Term Loan B Installment Date”), commencing on December 31, 2018, each of which shall be in an aggregate annual amount equal to such Lender’s Term Loan B Percentage multiplied by the amount equal to 1.00% of the aggregate principal amount of the Term Loan B Facility on the Closing Date; provided, that the final principal repayment installment of the Term B Loans repaid on the Term Loan B Maturity Date, shall be, in any event, in an amount equal to the aggregate principal amount of all Term B Loans outstanding on such date.

2.4 Revolving Credit Commitments. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Revolving Credit Lender severally agrees to make revolving credit loans (each, a “Revolving Credit Loan”) to the Revolver Borrowers from time to time during the Availability Period in US Dollars or one or more Alternative Currencies (such agreement not to be unreasonably withheld) in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding that will not (after giving effect to any concurrent use of the proceeds thereof to repay LC Disbursements) result in (i) such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Exposure exceeding such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment or (ii) the Total Revolving Credit Exposure exceeding the total Revolving Credit Commitments. Within the foregoing limits and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Revolver Borrowers may borrow, prepay and reborrow Revolving Credit Loans during the Availability Period. Revolving Credit Loans may be ABR Loans or Eurodollar Loans, as further provided herein. The Revolving Credit Loans made to a Revolver Borrower shall be the sole and several liability of that Borrower, and the other Borrowers shall not be co-obligors or have any joint liability for such Loans (except to the extent that any liability is derived by the other Borrowers as Guarantors of the Obligations of that Revolver Borrower).

2.5 Loans and Borrowings. (a) Each Revolving Credit Loan shall be made as part of a Borrowing consisting of Revolving Credit Loans made by the Revolving Credit Lenders ratably in accordance with their respective Revolving Credit Commitments. 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.

(b) Subject to Section 2.16, (i) each Term Borrowing shall be comprised entirely of (A) ABR Loans or (B) Eurodollar Loans as the Term Loan Borrower may request in accordance herewith and (ii) each Revolving Credit Borrowing shall be comprised entirely of (A) ABR Loans or (B) Eurodollar Loans as the applicable Revolver Borrowers may request

 

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in accordance herewith; provided, that each Revolving Credit Borrowing denominated in an Alternative Currency shall be comprised entirely of Eurodollar Loans. Each Lender at its option may make any Eurodollar 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 applicable Lender to make such Loan and the obligation of the applicable Borrower to repay such Loan in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

(c) At the commencement of each Interest Period for any Eurodollar Borrowing, such Borrowing shall be in an aggregate amount that is an integral multiple of $500,000 and not less than $1,000,000. 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 $500,000; provided that a Revolving Credit Borrowing may be in an aggregate amount that is equal to the entire unused balance of the Revolving Credit Commitments under the applicable Revolving Credit Facility or that is required to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement as contemplated by Section 2.7(e). Borrowings of more than one Type and Class may be outstanding at the same time; provided, that there shall not, at any time, be more than a total of (x) five Eurodollar Borrowings with respect to each Term Loan Facility outstanding and (y) six Eurodollar Borrowings with respect to the Revolving Credit Facility outstanding.

(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the applicable Borrowers shall not be entitled to request, or to elect to convert or continue, any Borrowing if the Interest Period requested with respect thereto would end after the applicable Maturity Date for such Borrowing.

2.6 Requests for Revolving Credit Borrowing. To request a Revolving Credit Borrowing, the Revolver Borrowers shall notify the Revolver Administrative Agent of such request by email (a) in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing denominated in US Dollars, not later than 1:00 p.m., New York City time, three (3) Business Days before the date of the proposed Borrowing (other than Eurodollar Borrowings to be incurred on the Closing Date which notice may be given one (1) Business Day prior to the Closing Date) (b) in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing denominated in an Alternative Currency, not later than 1:00 p.m., New York City time, four (4) Business Days (or five (5) Business Days in the case of a Special Notice Currency) before the date of the proposed Borrowing (other than Eurodollar Borrowings to be incurred on the Closing Date which notice may be given one (1) Business Day prior to the Closing Date) or (c) in the case of an ABR Borrowing, not later than 12:00 p.m., New York City time, on the date of the proposed Borrowing. Each such email Borrowing Request shall be irrevocable and shall be confirmed promptly by hand delivery, facsimile or other electronic transmission as agreed to by the Revolver Administrative Agent, to the Revolver Administrative Agent of a written Borrowing Request in a form approved by the Revolver Administrative Agent and signed by the Revolver Borrowers. Each such telephonic and written Borrowing Request shall specify the following information in compliance with Section 2.5:

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(ii) the date of such Borrowing, which shall be a Business Day;

(iii) in the case of a Borrowing denominated in US Dollars, whether such Borrowing is to be an ABR Borrowing or a Eurodollar Borrowing;

(iv) in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing, the initial Interest Period to be applicable thereto, which shall be a period contemplated by the definition of the term “Interest Period”; and

(v) the location and number of the account to which funds are to be disbursed, which shall comply with the requirements of Section 2.8.

If no election as to the Type of Revolving Credit Borrowing is specified, then the requested Revolving Credit Borrowing shall be (A) in the case of a Borrowing denominated in US Dollars, an ABR Borrowing or (B) in the case of a Borrowing denominated in an Alternative Currency, a Eurodollar Borrowing. If no Interest Period is specified with respect to any requested Eurodollar Revolving Credit Borrowing, then the Revolver Borrowers shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month’s duration. If no currency is specified with respect to any Eurodollar Borrowing, then the applicable Revolver Borrowers shall be deemed to have requested a Borrowing in US Dollars. If a Borrowing Request fails to specify the identity of the applicable Revolver Borrower, then the Loans so requested shall be made to the Revolver Borrower submitting such Borrowing Request; provided, however, that in the case of a failure to identify the applicable Borrower in the case of a request for a continuation of Revolving Credit Loans, such Loans shall be continued as Loans made to the Borrower to which such Loans were initially made. No Revolving Credit Loan may be converted into or continued as a Loan denominated in a different currency, but instead must be prepaid in the original currency of such Loan and reborrowed in the other currency. Promptly following receipt of a Borrowing Request in accordance with this Section, the Revolver Administrative Agent shall advise each Revolving Credit Lender of the relevant Facility or Facilities of the details thereof and of the amount of such Revolving Credit Lender’s Loan to be made as part of the requested Revolving Credit Borrowing.

2.7 Letter of Credit. (a) General.

(i) Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Issuing Bank, in reliance on the agreements of the Revolving Credit Lenders set forth in Section 2.7(d), agrees to issue trade and standby Letters of Credit (which must be denominated in US Dollars or an Alternative Currency) for the account of any Revolver Borrower or the account of any Revolver Borrower for the benefit of any Restricted Subsidiary, in each case on any Business Day during the applicable Availability Period in such form as may be approved from time to time by such Issuing Bank; provided, that no Issuing Bank shall have any obligation to issue any Letter of Credit if:

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Exposure would exceed the total Revolving Credit Commitments, (iii) the LC Exposure of such Issuing Bank would exceed the LC Percentage of such Issuing Bank or (iv) solely to the extent of the Issuing Banks on the Closing Date, the amount of the LC Exposure attributable to the Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Banks would exceed their Applicable Percentage on the Closing Date;

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

(C) the expiry date of such requested Letter of Credit would occur after the date that is three (3) Business Days prior to the Revolving Credit Maturity Date, unless all the Lenders have approved such expiry date; or

(D) the issuance of such Letter of Credit would violate any policies of the applicable Issuing Bank applicable to letters of credit generally.

(ii) An Issuing Bank shall be under no obligation to amend any Letter of Credit if (A) such Issuing Bank would have no obligation at such time to issue such Letter of Credit in its amended form under the terms hereof or (B) the beneficiary of such Letter of Credit does not accept the proposed amendment to such Letter of Credit.

Additionally, no Issuing Bank shall be under any obligation to issue or renew any Letter of Credit if the Letter of Credit is to be denominated in a currency other than US Dollars or an Alternative Currency. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, any Revolver Borrower may request the issuance of Letters of Credit for its own account or for its own account for the benefit of any Restricted Subsidiary, in a form reasonably acceptable to the Revolver Administrative Agent and the applicable Issuing Bank, at any time and from time to time during the Availability Period (but not later than the date that is 30 days prior to the Revolving Credit Maturity Date). In the event of any inconsistency between the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the terms and conditions of any form of letter of credit application or other agreement submitted by the applicable Revolver Borrower to, or entered into by such Revolver Borrower with, the applicable Issuing Bank relating to any Letter of Credit, the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall control.

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outstanding Letter of Credit), the applicable Revolver Borrower shall hand deliver or facsimile (or transmit by electronic communication, if arrangements for doing so have been approved by the applicable Issuing Bank) to the applicable Issuing Bank and the Revolver Administrative Agent (at least three (3) Business Days (or such shorter period as may be agreed by the applicable Issuing Bank and the Revolver Administrative Agent) in advance of the requested date of issuance, amendment, renewal or extension) a notice requesting the issuance of a Letter of Credit, or identifying the Letter of Credit to be amended, renewed or extended, and specifying the 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 amount of such Letter of Credit, the currency in which such Letter of Credit is to be denominated, the name and address of the beneficiary thereof and such other information as shall be necessary to prepare, amend, renew or extend such Letter of Credit. If requested by an Issuing Bank, the applicable Revolver 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 each Letter of Credit the applicable Revolver Borrower shall be deemed to represent and warrant that), after giving effect to such issuance, amendment, renewal or extension, (x) the LC Exposure shall not exceed the LC Sublimit and (y) the Total Revolving Credit Exposure shall not exceed the total Revolving Credit Commitments.

(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 (1) year after the date of issuance of such Letter of Credit (or, in the case of any renewal or extension thereof, the date that is one (1) year after the date of such renewal or extension) and (ii) the date that is three (3) Business Days prior to the Revolving Credit Maturity Date (unless other provisions or arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the applicable Issuing Bank and Revolver Administrative Agent shall have been made with respect to such Letter of Credit, but which shall include the release by the relevant Issuing Bank of each applicable Revolving Credit Lender from its participation obligations hereunder with respect to such Letter of Credit). If the applicable Revolver Borrower so requests in any notice requesting the issuance of a Letter of Credit, the applicable Issuing Bank shall issue a Letter of Credit that has automatic renewal provisions (each, an “Auto Renewal Letter of Credit”); provided that the applicable Revolver Borrower shall be required to make a specific request to the applicable Issuing Bank for any such renewal. Once an Auto Renewal Letter of Credit has been issued, the applicable Revolving Credit Lenders shall be deemed to have authorized the renewal of such Letter of Credit at any time to an expiry date not later than the earlier of (i) the date that is one (1) year from the date of such renewal and (ii) the date that is three (3) Business Days prior to the Revolving Credit Maturity Date (unless other provisions or arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the applicable Issuing Bank shall have been made with respect to such Letter of Credit, and shall include the release by the relevant Issuing Bank and the Revolver Administrative Agent of each applicable Revolving Credit Lender from its participation obligations hereunder with respect to such Letter of Credit); provided that the applicable Issuing Bank shall not permit any such renewal if such Issuing Bank has determined that it would have no obligation at such time to issue such Letter of Credit in its renewed form under the terms hereof (by reason of the provisions of Section 4.2 or otherwise).

 

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(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 any Issuing Bank or the Lenders, the applicable Issuing Bank hereby grants to each Revolving Credit Lender, and each Revolving Credit Lender hereby acquires from the applicable Issuing Bank, a participation in such Letter of Credit equal to such 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 Credit Lender hereby absolutely and unconditionally agrees to pay to the Revolver Administrative Agent, for the account of the applicable Issuing Bank, such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Percentage of each LC Disbursement with respect to a Letter of Credit made by such Issuing Bank and not reimbursed by the Revolver Borrowers on the date due as provided in paragraph (e) of this Section, or of any reimbursement payment required to be refunded to the Revolver Borrowers for any reason in respect thereof. Each Revolving Credit Lender acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to acquire participations pursuant to this paragraph in respect of Letters of Credit, and such Revolving Credit Lender’s obligations under Section 2.7(e) are absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance including (i) any setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right that such Lender may have against the Issuing Bank, the Revolver Borrowers or any other Person for any reason whatsoever, (ii) the occurrence or continuance of a Default or Event of Default or the failure to satisfy any of the other conditions specified in Section 4, (iii) any adverse change in the condition (financial or otherwise) of any Borrower, (iv) any breach of this Agreement or any other Loan Document by any Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Lender or any reduction in or termination of the Revolving Credit Commitments or (v) any other circumstance, happening or event whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing.

(e) Reimbursement. If any Issuing Bank shall make any LC Disbursement in respect of a Letter of Credit, the applicable Revolver Borrower shall reimburse such LC Disbursement by paying to the Revolver Administrative Agent an amount and currency equal to such LC Disbursement not later than 12:00 noon, New York City time, on the first Business Day immediately following the day that such Revolver Borrower receives notice that such LC Disbursement is made (or, if such Revolver Borrower receives such notice after 12:00 noon, New York City time, on the second Business Day immediately following the day that such Revolver Borrower receives such notice); provided that (if the conditions of Section 4.2 are satisfied) such Revolver Borrower shall have the absolute and unconditional right to require that such payment be financed with an ABR Revolving Credit Borrowing (in the case of a Letter of Credit denominated in US Dollars) or a Eurodollar Revolving Credit Borrowing with an Interest Period of one month (in the case of a Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency), in each case, by such Revolver Borrower under the applicable Revolving Credit Facility under which the applicable Letter of Credit was issued, in each case in an equivalent amount and currency (subject to the requirements of set forth in Sections 2.4 through 2.6, as applicable) and, to the extent so financed, such Revolver Borrower’s obligation to make such payment shall be discharged and replaced by the resulting Revolving Credit Borrowing. If a Revolver Borrower fails to make such payment when due, or finance such payment in accordance with the proviso to the preceding sentence, the applicable Issuing Bank shall promptly notify the Revolver Administrative Agent of the applicable LC Disbursement and the Revolver Administrative Agent

 

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shall promptly notify each Revolving Credit Lender of the applicable LC Disbursement, the payment then due from such Revolver Borrower in respect thereof and such Lender’s Applicable Percentage thereof. Promptly following receipt of such notice, each Revolving Credit Lender shall pay to the Revolver Administrative Agent its Applicable Percentage of the applicable Revolving Credit Facility of the payment then due from such Revolver Borrower by wire transfer of immediately available funds to the account of the Revolver Administrative Agent most recently designated by it for such purpose by notice to the Lenders not later than 2:00 p.m., New York City time, on the date such notice is received (or, if such Revolving Credit Lender shall have received such notice later than 12:00 noon, New York City time on such day, not later than 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on the immediately following Business Day), and the Revolver Administrative Agent shall promptly pay to the applicable Issuing Bank the amounts so received by it from the Lenders. Promptly following receipt by the Revolver Administrative Agent of any payment from a Revolver Borrower pursuant to this paragraph, the Revolver Administrative Agent shall distribute such payment to the applicable Issuing Bank or, to the extent that Lenders have made payments pursuant to this paragraph to reimburse such Issuing Bank, then to such Revolving Credit Lenders and such Issuing Bank as their interests may appear. Any payment made by a Revolving Credit Lender pursuant to this paragraph to reimburse any Issuing Bank for any LC Disbursement (other than the funding of ABR Revolving Credit Loans or Eurodollar Revolving Credit Loans as contemplated above) shall not constitute a Loan and shall not relieve the applicable Revolver Borrower of its obligation to reimburse such LC Disbursement. If any Revolving Credit Lender shall not have made its Applicable Percentage of an LC Disbursement available to the Revolver Administrative Agent as provided above, such Revolving Credit Lender and the applicable Revolver Borrower severally agree to pay interest on such amount, for each day from and including the date such amount is required to be paid in accordance with this Section 2.7(e) to but excluding the date such amount is paid, to the Revolver Administrative Agent for the account of the applicable Issuing Bank at (i) in the case of such Revolver Borrower, a rate per annum equal to the interest rate applicable to ABR Revolving Credit Loans and (ii) in the case of such Revolving Credit Lender, (A) in the case of Letters of Credit denominated in US Dollars, for the first such day, the Federal Funds Effective Rate, and for each day thereafter, the Alternate Base Rate and (B) in the case of Letters of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency, the Eurodollar Rate with an Interest Period of one month.

(f) Obligations Absolute. Each Revolver Borrower’s obligation to reimburse LC Disbursements as provided in paragraph (e) of this Section shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable, several and not joint, 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 therein, (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 the applicable Issuing Bank under a Letter of Credit against presentation of a draft or other document that does not comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit, (iv) any adverse change in the exchange rate or in the availability of an Alternative Currency to any Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries or in the relevant currency markets generally (v) any payment made by the Issuing Bank in respect of an otherwise complying item presented after the date specified as the expiration date of, or the date by which

 

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documents must be received under such Letter of Credit if presentation after such date is authorized by the ISP or UCP, as applicable, or (vi) 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, such Revolver Borrower’s obligations hereunder. None of the Agents, the Lenders or the Issuing Banks, or any of their respective Related Parties, shall have any liability or responsibility by reason of or in connection with the issuance or transfer of any Letter of Credit or any payment or failure to make any payment thereunder (irrespective of any of the circumstances referred to in the preceding sentence), or 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 provisions of this Section 2.7(f) shall not be construed to excuse the applicable Issuing Bank from liability to the applicable Revolver Borrower to the extent of any direct damages (as opposed to indirect, consequential, special and punitive damages, claims in respect of which are hereby waived by the Borrowers to the extent permitted by applicable law) suffered by such Revolver 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, bad faith or willful misconduct on the part of any Issuing Bank (as finally determined by a court of competent jurisdiction), the applicable 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 which appear on their face to be in substantial compliance with the terms of a Letter of Credit, the applicable 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.

(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 issued by such Issuing Bank. Each Issuing Bank shall promptly notify the Revolver Administrative Agent and the applicable Revolver Borrower by telephone (confirmed by email) 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 such Revolver Borrower of its obligation to reimburse such Issuing Bank and the Lenders with respect to any such LC Disbursement.

(h) Interim Interest. If any Issuing Bank shall make any LC Disbursement, then, unless the applicable Revolver 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 but excluding the date that such Revolver Borrower reimburses such LC Disbursement, at the rate per annum then applicable to ABR Revolving Credit Loans (in the case of Letters of Credit denominated in US Dollars) and the Eurodollar Rate with an Interest Period of one month (in the case of Letters of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency); provided that, if the Borrower fails to reimburse

 

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such LC Disbursement when due pursuant to paragraph (e) of this Section, then Section 2.15(b) shall apply. Interest accrued pursuant to this paragraph shall be for the account of the applicable Issuing Bank, except that interest accrued on and after the date of payment by any 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.

(i) Replacement of Issuing Bank. An Issuing Bank may be replaced at any time by written agreement among the Revolver Borrowers, the Revolver Administrative Agent, the replaced Issuing Bank (provided that no consent of the replaced Issuing Bank will be required if it has no Letters of Credit or Reimbursement Obligations with respect thereto outstanding) and the successor Issuing Bank. The Revolver Administrative Agent shall notify the Revolving Credit Lenders of any such replacement of such Issuing Bank. At the time any such replacement shall become effective, each Revolver Borrower, severally, shall pay all unpaid fees accrued for the account of the replaced Issuing Bank with respect to such Revolver Borrower pursuant to Section 2.13(b). From and after the effective date of any such replacement, (i) the successor Issuing Bank shall have all the rights and obligations of an Issuing Bank under this Agreement with respect to Letters of Credit to be issued thereafter and (ii) references herein to the term “Issuing Bank” shall be deemed to refer to such successor or to any previous Issuing Bank, or to such successor and all previous Issuing Banks, as the context shall require. After the replacement of an Issuing Bank hereunder, the replaced Issuing Bank shall remain a party hereto and shall continue to have all the rights and obligations of an Issuing Bank under this Agreement with respect to Letters of Credit issued by it prior to such replacement, but shall not be required to renew existing Letters of Credit or issue additional Letters of Credit.

(j) Applicability of ISP and UCP; Limitation of Liability. Unless otherwise expressly agreed by the Issuing Bank and the applicable Borrower when a Letter of Credit is issued or when it is amended with the consent of the beneficiary thereof, (i) the rules of the ISP shall apply to each standby Letter of Credit, and (ii) the rules of the UCP shall apply to each commercial Letter of Credit. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Issuing Bank shall not be responsible to such Borrower for, and the Issuing Bank’s rights and remedies against such Borrower shall not be impaired by, any action or inaction of the Issuing Bank required or permitted under any law, order, or practice that is required or permitted to be applied to any Letter of Credit or this Agreement, including the Law or any order of any governmental authority in a jurisdiction where the Issuing Bank or the beneficiary is located, the practice stated in the ISP or UCP, as applicable or in the decisions, opinions, practice statements, or official commentary of the ICC Banking Commission, the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade - International Financial Services Association (BAFT-IFSA), or the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice, whether or not any Letter of Credit chooses such law or practice.

(k) Cash Collateralization. If any Event of Default under Section 7.1(f) with respect to Parent or any Borrower shall occur and be continuing or if the Loans have been accelerated pursuant to Section 7 as a result of any Event of Default, on the Business Day that any Revolver Borrower receives notice from the Revolver Administrative Agent or the Required Revolving Lenders (or, if the maturity of the Loans has been accelerated, Lenders with LC Exposure representing greater than 50% of the total LC Exposure), in each case, demanding

 

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(which demand, in the case of any Event of Default under Section 7.1(f) with respect to Parent or any Borrower, shall be deemed to have been given automatically) the deposit of cash collateral pursuant to this paragraph, such Revolver Borrower shall deposit in an account with the Revolver Administrative Agent, in the name of the Revolver Administrative Agent and for the benefit of the Lenders, an amount in cash equal to 103% of the applicable LC Exposure with respect to such Revolver Borrower as of such date plus any accrued and unpaid interest thereon. Such deposit shall be held by the Revolver Administrative Agent as collateral for the payment and performance of the Letter of Credit obligations of such Revolver Borrower under this Agreement. The Revolver 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 in Cash Equivalents at the option and reasonable discretion of the Revolver Administrative Agent and at such Revolver Borrower’s risk and expense, such deposits shall not bear interest. Interest or profits, if any, on such investments shall accumulate in such account. Moneys in such account shall be applied by the Revolver Administrative Agent to reimburse the applicable Issuing Bank for LC Disbursements for which it has not been reimbursed and, to the extent not so applied, shall be held for the satisfaction of the reimbursement obligations of such Revolver Borrower for the applicable LC Exposure at such time or, if the maturity of the Loans has been accelerated (but subject to the consent of Lenders with LC Exposure representing greater than 50% of the total LC Exposure), be applied to satisfy other obligations of such Revolver Borrower under this Agreement. If a Revolver Borrower is required to provide an amount of cash collateral hereunder as a result of the occurrence of an Event of Default specified above, such amount (to the extent not applied as aforesaid) shall be returned to such Revolver Borrower within two (2) Business Days after such Event of Default has been cured or waived (unless the Commitments have been terminated and the Obligations have been accelerated, in each case in accordance with Section 7).

(l) Provisions Related to Extended Revolving Credit Commitments. If the Maturity Date in respect of any tranche of Revolving Credit Commitments occurs prior to the expiration of any Letter of Credit, then (i) if one or more other tranches of Revolving Credit Commitments in respect of which the Maturity Date shall not have occurred are then in effect and such Letter of Credit would otherwise be available under such tranche of Revolving Credit Commitments, such Letters of Credit shall automatically be deemed to have been issued (including for purposes of the obligations of the Revolving Credit Lenders to purchase participations therein and to make payments in respect thereof pursuant to Section 2.7(d) and (e)) under (and ratably participated in by Lenders pursuant to) the Revolving Credit Commitments in respect of such non-maturing tranches up to an aggregate amount not to exceed the aggregate amount of the unutilized Revolving Credit Commitments thereunder at such time (it being understood that no partial face amount of any Letter of Credit may be so reallocated) and (ii) to the extent not reallocated pursuant to immediately preceding clause (i), the applicable Revolver Borrower shall cash collateralize any such Letter of Credit in accordance with Section 2.7(j). For the avoidance of doubt, commencing with the Maturity Date of any tranche of Revolving Credit Commitments, the sublimit for Letters of Credit under any tranche of Revolving Credit Commitments that has not so then matured shall be as agreed in the relevant Permitted Amendment with the applicable Revolving Credit Lenders.

 

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2.8 Funding of Borrowings. (a) Except as expressly set forth in Section 2.2, each Lender shall make each Loan to be made by it hereunder on the proposed date thereof by wire transfer of immediately available funds in the applicable currency of such Loan by 12:00 noon, New York City time, to the account of the applicable Administrative Agent most recently designated by it for such purpose by notice to the Lenders. The applicable Administrative Agent will make such Loans available to the applicable Borrower by promptly crediting the amounts so received, in like funds, to an account of such Borrower maintained with the applicable Administrative Agent in New York City or such other account reasonably approved by the applicable Administrative Agent, in each case, as is designated by such Borrower in the applicable Borrowing Request; provided that ABR Revolving Credit Loans or Eurodollar Revolving Credit Loans made to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement as provided in Section 2.7(e) shall be remitted by the Revolver Administrative Agent to the applicable Issuing Bank.

(b) Unless the applicable 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 applicable Administrative Agent such Lender’s share of such Borrowing, such Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such share available on such date in accordance with paragraph (a) of this Section 2.8 and may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the applicable Borrower a corresponding amount. In such event, if a Lender has not in fact made its share of the Borrowing available to the applicable Administrative Agent, then the applicable Lender and such Borrower severally agree to pay to the applicable 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 such Borrower to but excluding the date of payment to the applicable Administrative Agent, at (i) in the case of such Lender, the Overnight Rate, or (ii) in the case of such Borrower, the interest rate applicable to ABR Loans of the applicable Class. If such Lender pays such amount to the applicable Administrative Agent, then such amount shall constitute such Lender’s Loan included in such Borrowing.

(c) Each of the Revolver Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank and each Revolving Credit Lender at its option may make any extension of credit hereunder or otherwise perform its obligations hereunder through any Lending Office (each, a “Designated Lender”); provided that any exercise of such option shall not affect the obligation of any Revolver Borrower to repay any such extension of credit in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. Any Designated Lender shall be considered a Revolving Credit Lender; provided that in the case of an Affiliate or branch of a Revolving Credit Lender, such provisions that would be applicable with respect to extensions of credit actually provided by such Affiliate or branch of such Revolving Credit Lender shall apply to such Affiliate or branch of such Revolving Credit Lender to the same extent as such Revolving Credit Lender; provided further that for the purposes only of voting in connection with any Loan Document, any participation by any Designated Lender in any outstanding extension of credit shall be deemed a participation of such Revolving Credit Lender.

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initial Interest Period as specified in such Borrowing Request. Thereafter, the applicable Borrower may elect to convert such Borrowing to a different Type or to continue such Borrowing and, in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing, may elect Interest Periods therefor, all as provided in this Section 2.9. The Borrowers 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. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section 2.9, (i) the Borrowers will not be permitted to change the currency of any Borrowing and (ii) Loans denominated in an Alternative Currency will not be permitted to be converted into ABR Revolving Credit Borrowings.

(b) To make an election pursuant to this Section 2.9, the applicable Borrower shall notify the applicable Administrative Agent of such election by email by (i) in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing, not later than 11:00 a.m., New York City time, three Business Days (or five Business Days in the case of a Special Notice Currency) before the proposed effective date of the proposed election (or such later time and/or date as may be agreed by the applicable Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion) or (ii) in the case of an ABR Borrowing, not later than 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on the proposed effective date of the proposed election (or such later time and/or date as may be agreed by the applicable Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion). Each such email Interest Election Request shall be irrevocable and shall be confirmed promptly by hand delivery or facsimile to the applicable Administrative Agent of a written Interest Election Request signed by the applicable Borrower.

(c) Each email and written Interest Election Request shall specify the following information in compliance with Section 2.5:

(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 or a Eurodollar Borrowing; and

(iv) if the resulting Borrowing is a Eurodollar 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”.

 

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If any such Interest Election Request requests a Eurodollar Borrowing but does not specify an Interest Period, then the applicable 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 applicable Administrative Agent shall advise each Lender of the details thereof and of such Lender’s portion of each resulting Borrowing.

(e) If the applicable Borrower fails to deliver a timely Interest Election Request with respect to a Eurodollar 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, such Borrowing shall be converted to an ABR Borrowing; provided, however, that in the case of a failure to timely request a continuation of Eurodollar Borrowing denominated in an Alternative Currency, such Loans shall be continued as Eurodollar Loans in their original currency with an Interest Period of one month. Notwithstanding any contrary provision hereof, if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and the applicable Administrative Agent, at the request of the Required Lenders, so notifies the Borrowers, then, so long as an Event of Default is continuing (x) no outstanding Borrowing may be converted to or continued as a Eurodollar Borrowing and (y) unless repaid, each Eurodollar Borrowing shall be converted to an ABR Borrowing at the end of the Interest Period applicable thereto. In addition to the foregoing, during the existence of an Event of Default, no Loans may be requested as, converted to or continued as Eurodollar Loans (whether in US Dollars or any Alternative Currency) without the consent of the Required Revolving Lenders or the Required Term Lenders, as applicable, and the Required Revolving Lenders may demand that any or all of the then outstanding Eurodollar Loans denominated in an Alternative Currency be prepaid, or redenominated into US Dollars in the amount of the US Dollar Equivalent thereof, on the last day of the then current Interest Period with respect thereto.

2.10 Termination and Reduction of Commitments. (a) Unless previously terminated, the Revolving Credit Commitments shall terminate on the applicable Revolving Credit Maturity Date. The (1) Term Loan A Commitments shall automatically terminate upon the making of the Term A Loans on the Closing Date and, in any event, not later than 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on the Closing Date and (2) Term Loan B Commitments shall automatically terminate upon the making of the Term B Loans on the Closing Date and, in any event, not later than 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on the Closing Date. The commitments of each Issuing Bank to issue, amend, renew or extend any Letters of Credit shall automatically terminate on the earliest to occur of (i) the termination of the Revolving Credit Commitments, (ii) the date that is five (5) Business Days prior to the latest Revolving Credit Maturity Date and (iii) such Issuing Bank ceasing to be a Revolving Credit Lender hereunder.

(b) The Revolver Borrowers may at any time terminate, without premium or penalty, or from time to time reduce, the Revolving Credit Commitments under any Revolving Credit Facility (or under any tranche of the Revolving Credit Commitments); provided that (i) each reduction of the Revolving Credit Commitments shall be in an amount that is an integral multiple of $500,000 and not less than $1,000,000 and (ii) in any event, the Revolver Borrowers shall not terminate or reduce the Revolving Credit Commitments if, after giving effect to any concurrent prepayment of the Loans in accordance with Section 2.12, the Total Revolving Credit Exposure under any tranche would exceed the total Revolving Credit Commitments under such tranche.

 

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(c) The Revolver Borrowers shall notify the Revolver Administrative Agent of any election to terminate or reduce the Revolving Credit Commitments under any Revolving Credit Facility (or any tranche thereof) pursuant to paragraph (b) of this Section at least three (3) 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 Revolver Administrative Agent shall advise the applicable Revolving Credit Lenders of the contents thereof. Each notice delivered by the Revolver Borrowers pursuant to this Section shall be irrevocable; provided that a notice of termination of the Revolving Credit Commitments delivered by the Revolver Borrowers may state that such notice is conditioned upon the effectiveness of other credit facilities or any other financing, sale or other transaction. Any termination or reduction of the Revolving Credit Commitments shall be permanent (but subject to any increase pursuant to Section 2.23). Each reduction of the Revolving Credit Commitments under any Revolving Credit Facility (other than any such reduction resulting from the termination of the Revolving Credit Commitment of any Lender as provided in Section 2.21) shall be made ratably among the Revolving Credit Lenders holding Revolving Credit Commitments under such Revolving Credit Facility.

2.11 Repayment of Revolving Credit Loans; Evidence of Debt. (a) Each Revolver Borrower hereby unconditionally promises to pay to the Revolver Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Credit Lender the then unpaid principal amount of each Revolving Credit Loan of such Lender made to such Revolver Borrower on the applicable Revolving Credit Maturity Date.

(b) Each Lender shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice an account or accounts evidencing the indebtedness of each Borrower to such Lender resulting from each Loan made by such Lender, including the amounts of principal and interest payable and paid to such Lender from time to time hereunder

(c) The applicable Administrative Agent shall maintain accounts in which it shall record (i) the amount of each Loan made hereunder, the Class and Type thereof and, if applicable, the Interest Period applicable thereto, (ii) the amount of any principal or interest due and payable or to become due and payable from each Borrower to each Lender hereunder and (iii) the amount of any sum received by the applicable Administrative Agent hereunder for the account of the Lenders and each Lender’s share thereof.

(d) The entries made in the accounts maintained pursuant to paragraph (b) or (c) of this Section 2.11 shall be conclusive, absent manifest error, of the existence and amounts of the obligations recorded therein; provided, that the failure of any Lender or the applicable Administrative Agent to maintain such accounts or any error therein shall not in any manner affect the obligation of the Borrowers to repay the Loans in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

 

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(e) Any Lender may request through the applicable Administrative Agent that Loans made by it to a Borrower be evidenced by a promissory note. In such event, such Borrower shall prepare, execute and deliver to such Lender a promissory note payable to such Lender (or if requested by such Lender, to such Lender and its registered assigns) and in the form of Exhibit G-1, G-2 or G-3, as applicable. Thereafter, the Loans evidenced by such promissory note and interest thereon shall at all times (including after assignment pursuant to Section 9.4) be represented by one or more promissory notes in such form payable to the payee named therein (and its registered assigns).

2.12 Prepayment of Loans. (a) Each Borrower shall have the right at any time and from time to time to prepay any Borrowing made by it in whole or in part, without premium or penalty (but subject to Sections 2.12(e) and 2.18), subject to prior notice in accordance with paragraph (c) of this Section 2.12.

(b) Prior to any optional or mandatory prepayment of Borrowings hereunder, the applicable Borrower shall select the Borrowing or Borrowings to be prepaid and shall specify such selection in the notice of such prepayment pursuant to paragraph (c) of this Section 2.12. Each optional or mandatory prepayment of Term Loans shall be applied ratably to such Term Loans (based on the respective outstanding principal amounts thereof unless, in the case of Extended Term Loans, Incremental Term A Loans, Incremental Term B Loans or Replacement Term Loans, the applicable Permitted Amendment specifies a less favorable treatment); provided, that prepayments of Term Loans made with the proceeds of any Replacement Term Loans and Permitted Term Loan Refinancing Indebtedness shall be applied in accordance with Section 2.14(d). Prepayments of Term Loans shall be applied to the remaining scheduled installments as follows:

(i) any mandatory prepayments of Term A Loans or Term B Loans pursuant to Section 2.14 shall be applied to the remaining scheduled principal installments (a) (i) in the case of the Term A Loans, in direct order of maturity or as otherwise directed by the Term Loan Borrower and (ii) in the case of the Term B Loans, in direct order of maturity or as otherwise directed by the Term Loan Borrower and (b) in the case of any other Term Loans, in the order specified in the applicable Permitted Amendment, and

(ii) any optional prepayments of Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.12(a) shall be applied to the remaining scheduled installments thereof as directed by the Term Loan Borrower (or, if no such direction is given, in direct order of maturity thereof).

(c) The applicable Borrower shall notify the applicable Administrative Agent by email of any prepayment hereunder (i) in the case of prepayment of a Eurodollar Borrowing, not later than 11:00 a.m., New York City time, three Business Days (or five Business Days in the case of a Special Notice Currency) before the date of prepayment (or such later time and/or date as may be agreed by the applicable Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion), or (ii) in the case of prepayment of an ABR Borrowing, not later than 11:00 a.m., New York City time, one Business Day before the date of prepayment (or such

 

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later time and/or date as may be agreed by the applicable Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion). Each such notice shall be irrevocable and shall specify the prepayment date and the principal amount of each Borrowing or portion thereof to be prepaid; provided, that any notice of prepayment may be conditioned upon the effectiveness of other credit facilities or any other financing, Disposition, sale or other transaction. Promptly following receipt of any such notice relating to a Borrowing, the applicable Administrative Agent shall advise the Lenders 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 2.5. Prepayments shall be accompanied by accrued interest to the extent required by Section 2.15. Each repayment of a Borrowing (x) in the case of a Revolving Credit Facility, shall be applied to the Loans included in the repaid Borrowing such that each Revolving Credit Lender holding Loans included in such repaid Borrowing receives its ratable share of such repayment (based upon the respective Revolving Credit Exposures of the Revolving Credit Lenders holding Loans included in such repaid Borrowing at the time of such repayment) and (y) in all other cases, shall be applied ratably to the Loans included in the repaid Borrowing. In the event the applicable Borrower fails to specify the Borrowings to which any such voluntary prepayment shall be applied, such prepayment shall be applied as follows:

(i) first, to repay outstanding Revolving Credit Borrowings to the full extent thereof (ratably among Revolving Credit Facilities); and

(ii) second, to prepay the Term Borrowings ratably in accordance with paragraph (b) of this Section 2.12 (unless, with respect to a Class of Term Loans, the applicable Permitted Amendment specifies a less favorable treatment).

(d) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in this Agreement (including the penultimate sentence of Section 2.12(c) or Section 2.20(c)) or any other Loan Document, the Purchasing Borrower Parties shall have the right at any time and from time to time to purchase Term Loans by way of assignment in accordance with Section 9.4(g), including pursuant to a Dutch Auction in accordance with Section 2.12(f).

(e) In the event that the Term Loan Borrower (i) repays, prepays, purchases, buys back, refinances, substitutes or replaces any Term B Loans in connection with a Repricing Event (other than as a result of a mandatory prepayment pursuant to Section 2.14(b) or Section 2.14(c) or a repayment pursuant to Section 2.3) or (ii) effects any amendment of this Agreement resulting in a Repricing Event, the Term Loan Borrower shall pay to the Term Loan B Agent, for the ratable account of each of the applicable Term Loan B Lenders (x) in the case of clause (i), an amount equal to the Applicable Prepayment Percentage of the aggregate principal amount of the Term B Loans so being repaid, prepaid, purchased, bought back, refinanced, substituted or replaced and (y) in the case of clause (ii), an amount equal to the Applicable Prepayment Percentage of the aggregate principal amount of the applicable Term B Loans that are the subject of such Repricing Event and outstanding immediately prior to such amendment.

 

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(f) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section 2.12 or any other provision of this Agreement and without otherwise limiting the rights in respect of prepayments of the Term Loans, so long as no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, any Purchasing Borrower Party may repurchase outstanding Term Loans in negotiated open market purchases pursuant to Section 9.4(g) or pursuant to this Section 2.12(f) on the following basis:

(i) Any Purchasing Borrower Party may conduct one or more auctions (each, an “Auction”) to repurchase all or any portion of the Term Loans of a Class (the “Subject Class”) made to it by providing written notice to the applicable Term Loan Administrative Agent (for distribution to the Lenders) of the Term Loans that will be the subject of the Auction (an “Auction Notice”). Each Auction Notice shall be in a form reasonably acceptable to such Term Loan Administrative Agent and shall contain (x) the total cash value of the bid, in a minimum amount of $5.0 million with minimum increments of $1.0 million (the “Auction Amount”), and (y) the discount to par, which shall be a range (the “Discount Range”) of percentages of the par principal amount of the Term Loans at issue that represents the range of purchase prices that could be paid in the Auction;

(ii) In connection with any Auction, each Term Loan Lender may, in its sole discretion, participate in such Auction and may provide the applicable Term Loan Administrative Agent with a notice of participation (the “Return Bid”), which shall be in a form reasonably acceptable to such Term Loan Administrative Agent and shall specify (x) a price discounted to par that must be expressed as a price (the “Reply Discount Price”), which must be within the Discount Range, and (y) a principal amount of Term Loans which must be in increments of $1.0 million or in an amount equal to the Term Loan Lender’s entire remaining amount of such Loans (the “Reply Amount”). Term Loan Lenders may only submit one Return Bid per Auction. In addition to the Return Bid, the participating Term Loan Lender must execute and deliver, to be held in escrow by such Term Loan Administrative Agent, an Assignment and Assumption in a form reasonably acceptable to such Term Loan Administrative Agent;

(iii) Based on the Reply Discount Prices and Reply Amounts received by the applicable Term Loan Administrative Agent, such Term Loan Administrative Agent, in consultation with the Term Loan Borrower, will determine the applicable discount (the “Applicable Discount”) for the Auction, which will be the lowest Reply Discount Price for which the applicable Purchasing Borrower Party can complete the Auction at the Auction Amount; provided, that, in the event that the Reply Amounts are insufficient to allow such Purchasing Borrower Party to complete a purchase of the entire Auction Amount (any such Auction, a “Failed Auction”), such Purchasing Borrower Party shall either, at its election, (x) withdraw the Auction or (y) complete the Auction at an Applicable Discount equal to the highest Reply Discount Price. Such Purchasing

 

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Borrower Party shall purchase Term Loans (or the respective portions thereof) from each Term Loan Lender with a Reply Discount Price that is equal to or less than the Applicable Discount (“Qualifying Bids”) at the Applicable Discount; provided, further, that if the aggregate proceeds required to purchase all Term Loans subject to Qualifying Bids would exceed the Auction Amount for such Auction, the Term Loan Borrower shall purchase such Term Loans at the Applicable Discount ratably based on the principal amounts of such Qualifying Bids (subject to rounding requirements specified by the applicable Term Loan Administrative Agent). Each participating Term Loan Lender will receive notice of a Qualifying Bid as soon as reasonably practicable but in no case later than five Business Days from the date the Return Bid was due;

(iv) Once initiated by an Auction Notice, no Purchasing Borrower Party may withdraw an Auction without the consent of the applicable Term Loan Administrative Agent other than a Failed Auction. Furthermore, in connection with any Auction, upon submission by a Term Loan Lender of a Qualifying Bid, such Lender (each, a “Qualifying Lender”) will be obligated to sell the entirety or its allocable portion of the Reply Amount, as the case may be, at the Applicable Discount. Each purchase of Term Loans in an Auction shall be consummated pursuant to procedures (including as to response deadlines, rounding amounts, type and Interest Period of accepted Term Loans, and calculation of the Applicable Discount referred to above) established by the applicable Term Loan Administrative Agent and agreed to by the Term Loan Borrower; and

(v) The repurchases by any Purchasing Borrower Party of Term Loans pursuant to this Section 2.12(f) shall be subject to the following conditions: (A) the Auction is open to all Term Loan Lenders of the Subject Class on a pro rata basis, (B) no Event of Default has occurred or is continuing or would result therefrom, (C) the applicable Assignment and Assumption shall include a customary “big boy” representation from each of the Purchasing Borrower Party and the Qualifying Lender (it being agreed that no Purchasing Borrower Party shall be required to make a representation as to absence of MNPI) and (D) any Term Loans repurchased pursuant to this Section 2.12(f) shall be automatically and permanently canceled upon acquisition thereof by the Purchasing Borrower Party.

2.13 Fees. (a) The Revolver Borrowers agree, on a several and not joint basis , to pay to the Revolver Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Credit Lender (other than any Defaulting Lender) a commitment fee, which shall accrue at a rate equal to the Revolving Commitment Fee Rate per annum applicable to the Revolving Credit Commitments on the actual daily unused amount of the Revolving Credit Commitment of such Revolving Credit Lender during the period from and including the Closing Date to but excluding the date on which such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment terminates. The foregoing notwithstanding, the applicable lenders may consent to a different commitment fee to be paid pursuant to the terms of any applicable Incremental Facility Amendment, Replacement Facility Amendment or Extension Offer. Accrued commitment fees shall be payable in arrears on the last Business Day

 

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of March, June, September and December of each year and on the date on which the Revolving Credit Commitments terminate, commencing on the last day of December 2018. All commitment fees 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). For purposes of calculating the commitment fee only, the Revolving Credit Commitment of any Revolving Credit Lender shall be deemed to be used to the extent of Revolving Credit Loans of such Revolving Credit Lender and the LC Exposure of such Revolving Credit Lender.

(b) The Revolver Borrowers agree, on a several and not joint basis, to pay to the Revolver Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Credit Lender a participation fee with respect to its participations in Letters of Credit, which shall accrue at the same Applicable Margin used to determine the interest rate applicable to Eurodollar Revolving Credit Loans, on the daily amount of such Lender’s LC Exposure in respect of Letters of Credit (excluding any portion thereof attributable to unreimbursed LC Disbursements) during the period from and including the Closing Date to but excluding the later of the date on which such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment terminates and the date on which such Lender ceases to have any LC Exposure with respect to any Letters of Credit. The Revolver Borrowers agree, on a several and not joint basis, to pay to each Issuing Bank a fronting fee, which shall accrue at the rate of 0.125% per annum (or such other percentage as may be separately agreed to by the Revolver Borrowers and the applicable Issuing Bank) on the average daily amount of the LC Exposure (excluding any portion thereof attributable to unreimbursed LC Disbursements) attributable to the Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank on account of such Revolver Borrowers during the period from and including the Closing Date to but excluding the later of the date of termination of the Revolving Credit Commitments and the date on which there ceases to be any LC Exposure attributable to the Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank, 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. Accrued participation fees and fronting fees shall be payable on the last Business Day of March, June, September and December of each year and on the date on which the Revolving Credit Commitments terminate, commencing on the last day of December 2018; provided that any such fees accruing after the date on which the Commitments terminate shall be payable on demand. Any other fees payable to any Issuing Bank pursuant to this paragraph shall be payable within 30 days after written demand therefor. All participation fees and fronting fees 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).

(c) The Borrowers agree, on a several and not joint basis, to pay to each Agent, for its own account, the fees described in each Fee Letter, as applicable.

(d) All fees payable hereunder shall be paid in US Dollars on the dates due, in immediately available funds, to the applicable 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 Lenders entitled thereto. Fees paid shall not be refundable under any circumstances (except as otherwise expressly agreed).

 

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2.14 Mandatory Prepayments. (a) If Indebtedness is incurred by any Group Member (other than Indebtedness permitted under Section 6.2), then on the date of such issuance or incurrence, an amount equal to 100% of the Net Cash Proceeds thereof shall be applied to the prepayment of the Term Loans (together with accrued and unpaid interest thereon) as set forth in Section 2.14(e). The provisions of this Section 2.14 do not constitute a consent to the incurrence of any Indebtedness by any Group Member.

(b) If on any date any Group Member shall receive Net Cash Proceeds from any Asset Sales or Recovery Events (to the extent such Asset Sales or Recovery Events result in Net Cash Proceeds in excess of $15.0 million in the aggregate in any fiscal year (with only the amount in excess of such annual threshold required to be applied to such prepayment)) in a single transaction or a series of related transactions, then, unless a Reinvestment Notice shall be delivered in respect thereof (other than with respect to any Specified Sale and Leaseback Transaction, in respect of which no Reinvestment Notice shall be permitted) and no later than five Business Days (or, if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, two Business Days) after the date of receipt by any Group Member of such Net Cash Proceeds, an amount equal to 100% of the amount of such Net Cash Proceeds shall be applied to the prepayment of the Term Loans (together with accrued and unpaid interest thereon) as set forth in Section 2.14(e) (any such amounts not required to prepay the Term Loans as a result of application of this clause, the “Retained Asset Sale Proceeds”, which shall not, however, include any proceeds incurred in connection with Sale and Leaseback Transactions permitted pursuant to Section 6.10); provided, that (i) notwithstanding the foregoing, on each Reinvestment Prepayment Date an amount equal to the Reinvestment Prepayment Amount with respect to the relevant Reinvestment Event shall be applied to the prepayment of the Term Loans (together with accrued interest thereon), (ii) the provisions of this Section 2.14 do not constitute a consent to the consummation of any Disposition not permitted by Section 6.5 and (iii) if at the time that any such prepayment would be required, the Term Loan Borrower is required to, or required to offer to, repurchase or redeem or repay or prepay any other Indebtedness secured on a pari passu basis with the Obligations (other than the Revolving Credit Loans) pursuant to the terms of the documentation governing such Indebtedness with proceeds of such Asset Sale or Recovery Event (such Indebtedness required to be offered to be so repurchased, “Other Applicable Indebtedness”), then the Term Loan Borrower may apply such Net Cash Proceeds on a pro rata basis (determined on the basis of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Term Loans and Other Applicable Indebtedness at such time; provided, further, that the portion of such net proceeds allocated to the Other Applicable Indebtedness shall not exceed the amount of such net proceeds required to be allocated to the Other Applicable Indebtedness pursuant to the terms thereof, and the remaining amount, if any, of such net proceeds shall be allocated to the Term Loans in accordance with the terms hereof) to the prepayment of the Term Loans and to the repurchase or repayment of Other Applicable Indebtedness, and the amount of the prepayment of the Term Loans that would have otherwise been required pursuant to this Section 2.14(b) shall be reduced accordingly; provided, further, that to the extent the holders of Other Applicable Indebtedness decline to have such indebtedness repurchased or repaid with such net proceeds, the declined amount of such net proceeds shall promptly (and in any event within five Business Days after the date of such rejection) be applied to prepay the Term Loans in accordance with the terms hereof (to the extent such net proceeds would otherwise have been

 

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required to be so applied if such Other Applicable Indebtedness was not then outstanding). Notwithstanding the foregoing, with respect to any Foreign Asset Sale or Foreign Recovery Event, the Term Loan Borrower may elect to reduce the amount of such prepayment by the amount of any Restricted Asset Sale Proceeds or Restricted Recovery Event Proceeds, as the case may be, included in such Net Cash Proceeds; provided, that the Term Loan Borrower shall use its commercially reasonable efforts such that the distribution of any amounts constituting Restricted Asset Sale Proceeds or Restricted Recovery Event Proceeds solely pursuant to clause (a) of the respective definition thereof (if such amounts were distributed), or the inclusion of any amounts constituting Restricted Asset Sale Proceeds or Restricted Recovery Event Proceeds solely pursuant to clause (a) of the respective definition thereof in Net Cash Proceeds for purposes of calculating any repayment obligation pursuant to this paragraph, as applicable, would not result in adverse tax consequences of more than a de minimis amount to Parent and its Subsidiaries (as reasonably determined by Parent), such that such amounts would not constitute Restricted Asset Sale Proceeds or Restricted Recovery Event Proceeds, as the case may be, as promptly as practicable following the date of such prepayment. For the avoidance of doubt, in no event shall the Term Loan Borrower be required to repatriate cash at Foreign Subsidiaries.

(c) If, for any Excess Cash Flow Period, there shall be Excess Cash Flow, then, on the relevant Excess Cash Flow Application Date, the Term Loan Borrower shall apply an amount equal to (i) the ECF Percentage of such Excess Cash Flow minus (ii) the Optional Prepayment Amount (if any) for such Excess Cash Flow Period to the prepayment of the Term B Loans, as set forth in Section 2.14(e). Each such prepayment shall be made on a date (an “Excess Cash Flow Application Date”) no later than five Business Days after the earlier of (x) the date on which the financial statements of Parent referred to in Section 5.1(a), for the fiscal year with respect to which such prepayment is to be made, are required to be delivered to the Lenders and (y) the date such financial statements are actually delivered. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Term Loan Borrower may elect to reduce the amount of such prepayment by an amount equal to the ECF Percentage of Restricted ECF, if any, for such Excess Cash Flow; provided, that the Term Loan Borrower shall use its commercially reasonable efforts such that the distribution of such applicable percentage of amounts constituting Restricted ECF solely pursuant to clause (a) of the definition thereof (if such amounts were distributed), or the inclusion of such applicable percentage of amounts constituting Restricted ECF solely pursuant to clause (a) of the definition thereof in Excess Cash Flow for purposes of calculating any repayment obligation pursuant to this paragraph, would not result in adverse tax consequences (as reasonably determined by Parent), such that such amounts would not constitute Restricted ECF, as promptly as practicable following the Excess Cash Flow Application Date (and at such time (if applicable), shall prepay the Term B Loans by the amount thereof in accordance with this Section 2.14(c)). For the avoidance of doubt, in no event shall the Term Loan Borrowers be required to repatriate cash at foreign subsidiaries.

(d) (i) The Net Cash Proceeds of any Replacement Term Loans or any Permitted Term Loan Refinancing Indebtedness of Term A Loans (that is incurred to refinance Term A Loans) shall be used on a dollar-for-dollar basis for the repayment of Term A Loans to be repaid from such Net Cash Proceeds on the date such Net Cash Proceeds are

 

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received and (ii) the Net Cash Proceeds of any Replacement Term Loans or any Permitted Term Loan Refinancing Indebtedness of Term B Loans (that is incurred to refinance Term B Loans) shall be used on a dollar-for-dollar basis for the repayment of Term B Loans to be repaid from such Net Cash Proceeds on the date such Net Cash Proceeds are received. Any such prepayment of Term Loans of a Class shall be paid ratably to the holders of such Class and shall be applied to the remaining scheduled amortization installments of the Term Loans of such Class in the order specified in Section 2.12(b)(ii).

(e) Amounts to be applied pursuant to this Section 2.14 shall be applied first to reduce outstanding ABR Loans of the applicable Class. Any amounts remaining after each such application shall be applied to prepay Eurodollar Loans of such Class; provided, however, that if any Lenders exercise the right to waive a given mandatory prepayment of any Class of Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.14(f) then such mandatory prepayment shall be applied on a pro rata basis to the then outstanding Term Loans of the accepting Lenders of such Class being prepaid irrespective of whether such outstanding Term Loans are ABR Loans or Eurodollar Loans; provided, further, that the Borrowers may elect (except in the case of a prepayment pursuant to Section 2.14(d)) that the remainder of such prepayments not applied to prepay ABR Loans be deposited in a collateral account pledged to the applicable Administrative Agent to secure the Obligations and applied thereafter to prepay the Eurodollar Loans on the last day of the next expiring Interest Period for Eurodollar Loans; provided, that (A) interest shall continue to accrue thereon at the rate otherwise applicable under this Agreement to the Eurodollar Loan in respect of which such deposit was made, until such amounts are applied to prepay such Eurodollar Loan, and (B) (x) at any time while a Specified Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the applicable Administrative Agent may, and (y) at any time while an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, upon written direction from the Required Lenders, the applicable Administrative Agent shall, apply any or all of such amounts to the payment of Eurodollar Loans.

(f) Any mandatory prepayment of (x) the Term Loans to be made pursuant to Section 2.14(b) shall be applied pro rata to the Term Loans under the Term Loan Facilities then outstanding based on the aggregate principal amounts of outstanding Term Loans of each Class under the Term Loan Facilities; provided that to the extent provided in the relevant Incremental Facility Amendment or Extension Amendment, any Class of Incremental Term A Loans, Incremental Term B Loans or Extended Term Loans under the Term Loan A Facility or the Term Loan B Facility may be paid on a pro rata basis or less than pro rata basis with any other Class of Term Loans under the Term Facilities and (y) Term B Loans to be made pursuant to Section 2.14(c) shall be applied pro rata to the Term B Loans then outstanding based on the aggregate principal amounts of outstanding Term B Loans; provided that to the extent provided in the relevant Incremental Facility Amendment or Extension Amendment, any Incremental Term B Loans or Extended Term Loans under the Term Loan B Facility may be paid on a pro rata basis or less than pro rata basis with the Term Loan B Facility.

(g) Notwithstanding anything in this Section 2.14 to the contrary:

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notice to the Term Loan A Agent by telephone (confirmed by hand delivery, facsimile or, in accordance with the second paragraph of Section 9.1, e-mail) at least one Business Day prior to the required prepayment date, to decline all of any mandatory prepayment of its Term A Loans pursuant to clauses (b) of this Section 2.14, in which case the aggregate amount of the prepayment that would have been applied to prepay Term A Loans but was so declined may be retained by the Group Members (such declined amounts to the extent retained by the Group Members, the “Declined Term Loan A Proceeds”); and

(ii) any Term Loan B Lender (and, to the extent provided in the applicable Permitted Amendment, any other Term Loan B Lender) may elect, by notice to the Term Loan B Agent by telephone (confirmed by hand delivery, facsimile or, in accordance with the second paragraph of Section 9.1, e-mail) at least one Business Day prior to the required prepayment date, to decline all of any mandatory prepayment of its Term B Loans pursuant to clauses (b) and (c) of this Section 2.14, in which case the aggregate amount of the prepayment that would have been applied to prepay Term B Loans but was so declined may be retained by the Group Members (such declined amounts to the extent retained by the Group Members, the “Declined Term Loan B Proceeds”).

(h) If for any reason, the Total Revolving Credit Exposure exceeds the total Revolving Credit Commitments then in effect (including after giving effect to any reduction in the Revolving Credit Commitments pursuant to Section 2.10), the Revolver Borrowers shall immediately prepay Revolving Credit Loans and/or cash collateralize the Letters of Credit (in accordance with Section 2.7(j)) in an aggregate amount equal to such excess.

2.15 Interest. (a) Subject to Section 9.17, each Loan shall bear interest at the Reference Rate plus the Applicable Margin.

(b) Following the occurrence and during the continuation of a Specified Event of Default, the applicable Borrowers shall pay interest on overdue amounts hereunder at a rate per annum equal to (the “Default Rate”): (i) in the case of overdue principal of, or interest on, any Loan, 2.00% plus the rate otherwise applicable to such Loan as provided in the preceding paragraphs of this Section 2.15 or (ii) in the case of any other overdue amount, 2.00% plus the rate applicable to ABR Loans as provided in paragraph (a) of this Section 2.15.

(c) Accrued interest on each Loan shall be payable in arrears on each Interest Payment Date for such Loan and, in the case of Revolving Credit Loans, upon termination of the Revolving Credit Commitments; provided, that (i) interest accrued pursuant to paragraph (b) of this Section 2.15 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 Credit Loan that is not made in connection with the termination or permanent reduction of Revolving Credit Commitments), 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 any Eurodollar 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.

 

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(d) All interest hereunder shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days (or a 365- or 366-day year, as the case may be). The applicable Alternate Base Rate, Adjusted LIBO Rate or LIBO Rate shall be determined by the applicable Administrative Agent, and such determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

(e) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing clauses (a) and (b), and to the extent in compliance with Section 2.23, 2.24 or 2.25, as applicable, Loans made pursuant to an Incremental Facility or Replacement Facility or extended in connection with an Extension Offer shall bear interest at the rate set forth in the applicable Permitted Amendment to the extent a different interest rate is specified therein.

2.16 Alternate Rate of Interest; Benchmark Replacement Setting.

(a)     If prior to the commencement of any Interest Period for a Eurodollar Borrowing:

(i)    (a) the applicable Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) that adequate and reasonable means do not exist for ascertaining the Adjusted LIBO Rate for such Interest Period; or

(ii)    (b) the applicable Administrative Agent is advised by the Required Lenders that the Adjusted LIBO Rate for 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 such Interest Period;

then the applicable Administrative Agent shall give notice thereof to the applicable Borrowers and the Lenders by telephone or facsimile as promptly as practicable thereafter and, until the applicable Administrative Agent notifies the applicable Borrowers and the Lenders that the circumstances giving rise to such notice no longer exist, (i) any Interest Election Request that requests the conversion of any Borrowing to, or continuation of any Borrowing as, a Eurodollar Borrowing shall be ineffective and (ii) if any Borrowing Request requests a Eurodollar Revolving Credit Borrowing, such Borrowing shall be made as, or converted to, an ABR Borrowing.

(b) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document:

(i) Replacing USD LIBOR. On March 5, 2021 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA ), the regulatory supervisor of LIBORs administrator (IBA ), announced in a public statement the future cessation or loss of representativeness of overnight/Spot Next, 1-week, 1-month, 2-month, 3-month, 6-month and 12- month LIBOR tenor settings. On the earlier of (i) the date that all Available Tenors of USD LIBOR have either

 

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permanently or indefinitely ceased to be provided by IBA or have been announced by the FCA pursuant to public statement or publication of information to be no longer representative and (ii) the Early Opt-in Effective Date, if the then-current Benchmark is USD LIBOR, the Benchmark Replacement will replace such Benchmark for purposes of the Term Loan A Facility and the Revolving Credit Facility only in respect of any setting of such Benchmark on such day and all subsequent settings without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document. If the Benchmark Replacement is Daily Simple SOFR, all interest payments will be payable on a monthly basis.

(ii) Replacing Non-USD LIBOR Benchmarks. Upon (i) the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event, the Benchmark Replacement will replace the then-current Benchmark for purposes of the Term Loan A Facility and the Revolving Credit Facility only 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 applicable Administrative Agent has not received, by such time, written notice of objection to such Benchmark Replacement from Lenders comprising the Required Pro Rata Facility Lenders or (ii) an Early Opt-in Effective Date with respect to an Early Opt-in Election under clause (1)(b) and (2) of the definition thereof, the Benchmark Replacement will replace such Benchmark for purposes of the Term Loan A Facility and the Revolving Credit Facility only in respect of any setting of such Benchmark on such day and all subsequent settings without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document. At any time that the administrator of the then-current Benchmark has permanently or indefinitely ceased to provide such Benchmark or such Benchmark has been announced by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator or the administrator of such Benchmark pursuant to public statement or publication of information to be no longer representative and will not be restored, (i) with respect to amounts denominated in US Dollars, the applicable Borrowers may revoke any request for a borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Loans to be made, converted or continued that would bear interest by reference to such Benchmark until the applicable Borrowers receipt of notice from the applicable Administrative Agent that a Benchmark Replacement has replaced such Benchmark, and, failing that, the applicable Borrowers will be deemed to have converted any such request into a request for a borrowing of or conversion to ABR Loans and (ii) with respect to amounts denominated in any currency other than US Dollars, the obligations of the Lenders to make or maintain Loans referencing such current Benchmark in the affected currency shall be suspended (to the extent of the affected Borrowings or Interest Periods). During the period referenced in the foregoing sentence, to the extent a component of ABR is based upon the Benchmark it will not be used in any determination of ABR.

 

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(iii) Flip Forward. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document and subject to the proviso below in this paragraph, if a Term SOFR Transition Event and its related Term SOFR Transition Event Effective Date have occurred prior to the reference time in respect of any setting of the then-current Benchmark, then Term SOFR plus the Term SOFR Adjustment will replace the then-current Benchmark for purposes of the Term Loan A Facility and the Revolving Credit Facility only in respect of such Benchmark setting and subsequent Benchmark settings, without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document; provided that, this clause (iii) shall not be effective unless the applicable Administrative Agent has delivered to the applicable Lenders and Borrowers a Term SOFR Notice. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, the applicable Administrative Agent shall not be required to deliver a Term SOFR Notice after a Term SOFR Transition Event and may do so in its sole discretion. For the avoidance of doubt, any applicable provisions set forth in this Section 2.16(b)(iii) shall apply with respect to any Term SOFR transition pursuant to this paragraph (iii) as if such forward-looking term rate was initially determined in accordance herewith including, without limitation, the provisions set forth in clauses (iv) and (viii) of this Section 2.16(b).

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

(v) Notices; Standards for Decisions and Determinations. The applicable Administrative Agent will promptly notify the applicable Borrowers and the Lenders of (i) the implementation of any Benchmark Replacement and (ii) the effectiveness of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes. Any determination, decision or election that may be made by the applicable Administrative Agent or, if applicable, any Lender (or group of Lenders) pursuant to this Section, including any determination with respect to a tenor, rate or adjustment or of the occurrence or non-occurrence of an event, circumstance or date and any decision to take or refrain from taking any action, will be conclusive and binding absent manifest error and may be made in its or their sole discretion and without consent from any other party hereto, except, in each case, as expressly required pursuant to this Section.

 

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(vi) Unavailability of Tenor of Benchmark. At any time (including in connection with the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement), (i) if the then-current Benchmark is a term rate (including Term SOFR or USD LIBOR), then the applicable Administrative Agent may remove any tenor of such Benchmark that is unavailable or non-representative for Benchmark (including Benchmark Replacement) settings and (ii) the applicable Administrative Agent may reinstate any such previously removed tenor for Benchmark (including Benchmark Replacement) settings.

(vii) Disclaimer. The Administrative Agents do not warrant or accept any responsibility for, and shall not have any liability with respect to, the administration of, submission of, calculation of, or any other matter related to the London interbank offered rate or other rates in the definition of LIBO Rate or any alternative or successor rate thereto, or replacement rate thereof (including, without limitation, (i) any such alternative, successor or replacement rate implemented pursuant to this Section 2.16(b), whether upon the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, and (ii) the implementation of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes pursuant to Section 2.16(b)(iv), including without limitation, (A) whether the composition or characteristics of any such alternative, successor or replacement reference rate for any currency will be similar to, or produce the same value or economic equivalence of, or have the same volume or liquidity as, the applicable LIBO Rate for Loans denominated in such currency as did the London interbank offered rate or other rates in the definition of LIBO Rate or any alternative or successor rate thereto or replacement rate thereof prior to its discontinuance or unavailability, and (B) the impact or effect of such alternative, successor or replacement reference rate or Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes on any other financial products or agreements in effect or offered by or to any Obligor or Lender or any of their respective Affiliates, including, without limitation, any Swap Obligation or Hedge Agreement.

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

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

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(iii) 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 Eurodollar Loans made by such Lender or any Letter of Credit or participation therein;

and the result of any of the foregoing shall be to increase the cost to such Lender (or in the case of clause (i) above, to such Agent, such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be) of making or maintaining any Eurodollar Loan (or in the case of clause (i) above, any Loan) (or of maintaining its obligation to make any such Loan) or to increase the cost to such Agent, such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, of participating in, issuing or maintaining any Letter of Credit or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by such Agent, such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, hereunder (whether of principal, interest or otherwise), then the applicable Borrower will pay to such Agent, such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Agent, such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, for such additional costs incurred or reduction suffered; provided, in each case, that such Agent, such Lender or such Issuing Bank certifies that it has requested such payments from similarly situated borrowers.

(b) If any Lender or any Issuing Bank determines that any Change in Law regarding capital or liquidity requirements has 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 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 or liquidity), then from time to time the applicable Borrower will pay to such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, 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; provided, in each case, that such Agent or such Lender or such Issuing Bank certifies that it has requested such payments from similarly situated borrowers.

(c) A certificate of a Lender or an Issuing Bank setting forth in reasonable detail the matters giving rise to a claim under this Section 2.17 by such Lender or such Issuing Bank or its holding company, as the case may be, as specified in paragraph (a) or (b) of this Section 2.17 shall be delivered to the Revolver Borrowers and shall be conclusive absent manifest error. The applicable Revolver Borrower shall pay such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, the amount shown as due on any such certificate within ten (10) Business Days after receipt thereof.

 

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(d) Failure or delay on the part of any Lender or any Issuing Bank to demand compensation pursuant to this Section 2.17 shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s right to demand such compensation; provided, that the Revolver Borrowers shall not be required to compensate a Lender or an Issuing Bank pursuant to this Section 2.17 for any increased costs or reductions incurred more than 180 days prior to the date that such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, notifies the Revolver Borrowers of the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs 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 rise to such increased costs or reductions is retroactive, then the 180-day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof.

(e) If any Lender reasonably determines that any Requirement of Law has made it unlawful, or that any Governmental Authority has asserted that it is unlawful, for any Lender or its applicable lending office to make, maintain or fund Eurodollar Loans, or to determine or charge interest rates based upon the Adjusted LIBO Rate, then, on notice thereof by such Lender to the Revolver Borrowers through the applicable Administrative Agent, any obligation of such Lender to make or continue Eurodollar Loans or to convert ABR Loans to Eurodollar Loans shall be suspended until such Lender notifies the applicable Administrative Agent and the Revolver Borrowers that the circumstances giving rise to such determination no longer exist. Upon receipt of such notice, the applicable Revolver Borrower may at its option revoke any pending request for a borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurodollar Loans and shall, upon demand from such Lender (with a copy to the applicable Administrative Agent), prepay or, if applicable, convert all Eurodollar Loans of such Lender to ABR Loans, either on the last day of the Interest Period therefor, if such Lender may lawfully continue to maintain such Eurodollar Loans to such day, or immediately, if such Lender may not lawfully continue to maintain such Eurodollar Loans. Upon any such prepayment or conversion, the applicable Revolver Borrower shall also pay accrued interest on the amount so prepaid or converted. Each Lender agrees to designate a different lending office if such designation will avoid the need for such notice and will not, in the good faith judgment of such Lender, otherwise cause economic, legal or regulatory disadvantage to such Lender.

2.18 Break Funding Payments. In the event of (a) the payment of any principal of any Eurodollar 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 Eurodollar Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto, (c) the failure to borrow, convert, continue or prepay any Eurodollar Loan on the date specified in any notice delivered pursuant hereto (regardless of whether such notice is conditional as contemplated by Section 2.12(c) and such condition is not satisfied) or (d) the assignment of any Eurodollar Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto as a result of a request by the applicable Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.21(c), then, in any such event, the applicable Borrowers shall compensate each Lender for the loss, cost and expense attributable to such event (including, without limitation, any loss, expense or liability incurred by reason of the liquidation or reemployment of deposits or other funds required by such Lender to fund its Eurodollar Loans but excluding loss of anticipated profits). A certificate of any Lender setting forth any amount or amounts that such

 

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Lender is entitled to receive pursuant to this Section 2.18 shall be delivered to the applicable Borrowers and shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Absent manifest error in the determination of such amount, the applicable Borrowers shall pay such Lender the amount shown as due on any such certificate within ten Business Days after receipt thereof.

2.19 Taxes. (a) Any and all payments by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party hereunder or under any other Loan Document shall be made free and clear of and without deduction or withholding for any Taxes, except as required by Requirement of Tax Law. If the applicable Withholding Agent shall be required (as determined by such Withholding Agent in its good faith discretion) by Requirement of Tax Law to deduct or withhold any Taxes from such payments, then (i) in the case of deduction or withholding for Indemnified Taxes the sum payable shall be increased by the applicable Loan Party as necessary so that after making all required deductions with respect to such Indemnified Taxes (including such deductions and withholdings applicable to additional sums with respect to such Indemnified Taxes payable under this Section 2.19(a)) the applicable Agent or Lender or Issuing Bank (as the case may be) receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deductions or withholdings been made, (ii) the applicable Withholding Agent shall make or cause to be made such deductions or withholdings and (iii) the applicable Withholding Agent shall pay or cause to be paid the full amount deducted to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with Requirement of Tax Law.

(b) In addition, the Borrowers shall timely pay to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law, or at the option of the applicable Administrative Agent timely reimburse it for the payment of, any Other Taxes.

(c) (i) The Borrowers shall indemnify each Agent and each Lender and Issuing Bank, within 30 days after written demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes (including Indemnified Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section 2.19) payable or paid by such Agent or such Lender or Issuing Bank or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to such Agent or Lender or Issuing Bank, as the case may be, 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 setting forth in reasonable detail the basis for such claim and the amount of any such payment or liability shall be delivered to the applicable Borrowers by a Lender (with a copy to the applicable Administrative Agent) or Issuing Bank or by the applicable Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender or Issuing Bank, and shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

(ii) Without limiting the provisions of subsection (a) or (b) above, each Lender and each Issuing Bank shall, and does hereby indemnify each Borrower and each Agent, and shall make payment in respect thereof within 10 days after demand therefor, against any and all Taxes and any and all related losses, claims, liabilities, penalties, interest and expenses (including the fees, charges and disbursements of any counsel for the Agents) incurred by or asserted against such Borrower or such Agent, as applicable, by any Governmental Authority as a result of the failure by such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, to deliver, or as a result of the inaccuracy, inadequacy or deficiency of, any documentation required to be

 

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delivered by such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, to the applicable Borrower or the applicable Agent, as applicable, pursuant to subsection (e) below. Each Lender and each Issuing Bank hereby authorizes each Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, under this Agreement or any other Loan Document against any amount due to such Agent under this clause (ii). The agreements in this clause (ii) shall survive the resignation and/or replacement of any Agent, any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, a Lender or an Issuing Bank, the termination of the Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all other Obligations.

(d) As soon as practicable after any payment of Taxes by a Loan Party to a Governmental Authority pursuant to this Section 2.19, the Loan Party shall deliver to the applicable 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 applicable Administrative Agent.

(e) (i) Any Lender or Issuing Bank that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments made under any Loan Document shall deliver to the applicable Borrowers and the applicable Administrative Agent, at the time or times reasonably requested by the applicable Borrowers or the applicable Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation reasonably requested by the applicable Borrowers or the applicable Administrative Agent as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding. In addition, any Lender or Issuing Bank, if reasonably requested by the applicable Borrowers or the applicable Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the applicable Borrowers or the applicable Administrative Agent as will enable the applicable Borrowers or the applicable Administrative Agent to determine whether or not such Lender or Issuing Bank is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding two sentences, the completion, execution and submission of such documentation (other than such documentation set forth in Section 2.19(e)(ii)(A), (ii)(B) and (ii)(F) below) shall not be required if in such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender or Issuing Bank to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender or Issuing Bank.

(ii) Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, with respect to the Obligations of HII and the Term Loan Borrower:

(A) any Lender or Issuing Bank that is a US Person shall deliver to the applicable Borrowers and the applicable Administrative Agent on or prior to the date on which it becomes a party to this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the applicable Borrowers or the applicable Administrative Agent), executed copies of IRS Form W-9 certifying that such Lender or Issuing Bank is exempt from US Federal backup withholding tax;

 

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(B) any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the applicable Borrowers and the applicable 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 applicable Borrowers or the applicable Administrative Agent), whichever of the following is applicable:

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

(2) executed copies of IRS Form W-8ECI;

(3) in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under Section 881(c) of the Code, (x) a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit H-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 such Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, or a “controlled foreign corporation” described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code (a “US Tax Compliance Certificate”) and (y) executed copies of IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, as applicable; or

(4) to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the beneficial owner, executed copies of IRS Form W-8IMY, accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI, IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, as applicable, a US Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit H-2 or Exhibit H-3, IRS Form W-9, and/or other certification documents from each beneficial owner, as applicable; provided, that if the Foreign Lender is a partnership and one or more direct or indirect partners of such Foreign Lender are claiming the portfolio interest exemption, such Foreign Lender may provide a US Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit H-4 on behalf of each such direct and indirect partner;

 

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(C) any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the applicable Borrowers and the applicable 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 applicable Borrowers or the applicable Administrative Agent), executed copies of any other form prescribed by applicable law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in US Federal withholding Tax, duly completed, together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by applicable law to permit the applicable Borrowers or the applicable Administrative Agent to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made; and

(D) each Lender shall promptly (x) notify Parent and the applicable Agent of any change in circumstances that would modify or render invalid any claimed exemption or reduction, and (y) take such steps as shall not be materially disadvantageous to it, in the reasonable judgment of such Lender, and as may be reasonably necessary (including the redesignation of its lending office) to avoid any requirement of applicable Laws of any jurisdiction that any Borrower or such Agent make any withholding or deduction for taxes from amounts payable to such Lender. In furtherance of the foregoing, each Lender agrees that if any form or certification previously delivered by it expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect, it shall update such form or certification or promptly notify the Borrowers and such Agent of its legal inability to do so;

(E) each of the Borrowers shall promptly deliver to any Agent or any Lender, as such Agent or such Lender shall reasonably request, on or prior to the Closing Date (or such later date on which it first becomes a Borrower), and in a timely fashion thereafter, such documents and forms required by any relevant taxing authorities under the Laws of any jurisdiction, duly executed and completed by such Borrower, as are required to be furnished by such Lender or such Agent under such Laws in connection with any payment by the Administrative Agent or any Lender of Taxes or Other Taxes, or otherwise in connection with the Loan Documents, with respect to such jurisdiction; and

(F) if a payment made to a Lender or Issuing Bank under any Loan Document would be subject to US Federal withholding Tax imposed pursuant to FATCA if such Lender or Issuing Bank were to fail to comply with any requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), such Lender or Issuing Bank shall deliver to the applicable Borrowers and the applicable Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the applicable Borrowers or the applicable Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by any Requirement of Tax Law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the applicable Borrowers or the applicable Administrative Agent as may be necessary for the applicable Borrowers or the

 

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applicable Administrative Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA, to determine whether such Lender or Issuing Bank has or has not complied with such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s obligations under FATCA and to determine the amount (if any) to deduct and withhold from such payment. To the extent that the relevant documentation provided pursuant to this paragraph is rendered obsolete or inaccurate in any material respect as a result of changes in circumstances with respect to the status of a Lender or Issuing Bank, such Lender or Issuing Bank shall, to the extent permitted by Requirement of Tax Law, deliver to the applicable Borrowers and the applicable Administrative Agent revised or updated documentation sufficient for the applicable Borrowers or the applicable Administrative Agent to confirm as to whether such Lender or Issuing Bank has complied with its obligations under FATCA. Solely for purposes of this clause (F), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.

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

(f) Each Lender and Issuing Bank shall indemnify the applicable Administrative Agent, within ten (10) days after demand therefor, for the full amount of any Taxes imposed by any Governmental Authority that are attributable to such Lender or Issuing Bank (including any Taxes attributable to such Lender or Issuing Bank’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 9.4(c) relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register) and that are payable or paid by the applicable Administrative Agent in connection with any Loan Document, together with all interest, penalties, reasonable costs and expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, as determined by the applicable Administrative Agent in good faith, whether or not such Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to any Lender or Issuing Bank by the applicable Administrative Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Each Lender and Issuing Bank hereby authorizes the applicable Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender or Issuing Bank under any Loan Document or otherwise payable by the applicable Administrative Agent to the Lender or Issuing Bank from any other source against any amount due to the applicable Administrative Agent under this Section 2.19(f).

(g) If any Agent or any Lender or Issuing Bank 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 by a Loan Party or with respect to which a Loan Party has paid additional amounts pursuant to this Section 2.19, it shall pay over an amount equal to such refund to the applicable Loan Party within a reasonable period (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made, or additional amounts paid, by such Loan Party under this Section 2.19 with respect to the Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all out-of-pocket expenses (including Taxes) of such Agent or such Lender or Issuing Bank and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund); provided,

 

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that such Loan Party, upon the request of such Agent or such Lender or Issuing Bank, agrees to repay the amount paid over to such Loan Party pursuant to this Section 2.19(g) (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) to such Agent or such Lender or Issuing Bank in the event such Agent or such Lender or Issuing Bank is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this subsection, in no event will any Agent, Lender or Issuing Bank be required to pay any amount to any Loan Party pursuant to this subsection the payment of which would place such Agent, Lender or Issuing Bank in a less favorable net after-Tax position than such Agent, Lender or Issuing Bank would have been in if the Tax subject to indemnification and giving rise to such refund had not been deducted, withheld or otherwise imposed and the indemnification payments or additional amounts with respect to such Tax had never been paid. This Section 2.19(g) shall not be construed to require any Agent or any Lender or Issuing Bank 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.

(h) Each party’s obligations under this Section 2.19 shall survive the resignation or replacement of any Agent or any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, a Lender or Issuing Bank, the termination of the Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all obligations under any Loan Document.

2.20 Payments Generally; Pro Rata Treatment; Sharing of Set-offs. (a) Each Borrower shall make each payment required to be made by it hereunder (whether of principal, interest, fees or reimbursement of LC Disbursements, or of amounts payable under Section 2.17, 2.18 or 2.19, or otherwise) prior to the time expressly required hereunder or under such other Loan Document for such payment (or if no such time is expressly required, prior to 1:00 p.m. New York City time), on the date when due, in immediately available funds, without set off or counterclaim. Any amounts received after such time on any date may, in the discretion of the applicable 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 the Term Loan A Agent at its offices at 520 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022 and to the Term B Agent and Revolver Administrative Agent at its offices at 245 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10167, except payments to be made directly to an Issuing Bank as expressly provided herein and except that payments pursuant to Section 2.17, 2.18, 2.19, 9.3 or pursuant to the Dutch Auction Procedures 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 applicable Administrative Agent shall distribute any such payments received by it for the account of any other Person to the appropriate recipient recorded in the Register promptly following receipt thereof. Except as otherwise provided herein, if any payment under any 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 under each Loan Document of principal or interest in respect of any Loan (or of any breakage indemnity in respect of any Loan) shall be made in the currency of such Loan and, except as otherwise set forth in any Loan Document, all other payments under each Loan Document shall be made in US Dollars. Any Term Loans paid or prepaid may not be reborrowed.

 

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(b) If at any time insufficient funds are received by and available to the Revolver 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 hereunder, ratably among the parties entitled thereto in accordance with the amounts 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 set off or counterclaim or otherwise, obtain payment in respect of any principal of, or interest on, any of its Loans or participations in LC Disbursements resulting in such Lender receiving payment of a greater proportion of the aggregate amount of its 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 purchase (for cash at face value) participations in the Loans and participations in LC Disbursements of other Lenders to the extent necessary so that the benefit 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 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 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 any Borrower pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement (including Sections 2.21(b) or (c), 2.23, 2.24, 2.25 and 9.4(g) or pursuant to the terms of any Permitted Amendment) 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 assignee or participant permitted under this Agreement. Each 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 any Borrower rights of set-off and counterclaim with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were a direct creditor of such Borrower in the amount of such participation.

(d) Unless the applicable Administrative Agent shall have received notice from any Borrower prior to the date on which any payment is due to the applicable Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders or any Issuing Bank hereunder that the such Borrower will not make such payment, the applicable Administrative Agent may assume that such Borrower has made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may, in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to the applicable Lender or Issuing Bank, as the case may be, the amount due. In such event, if such Borrower has not in fact made such payment, then each of the Lenders or Issuing Banks, as the case may be, severally agrees to repay to the applicable 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 applicable Administrative Agent, at the Overnight Rate.

 

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(e) If any Lender shall fail to make any payment required to be made by it pursuant to Sections 2.7(d) or (e), 2.8(b), 2.20(d) or 8.7, then the applicable Administrative Agent may, in its discretion (notwithstanding any contrary provision hereof), apply any amounts thereafter received by the applicable Administrative Agent for the account of such Lender to satisfy such Lender’s obligations under such Sections until all such unsatisfied obligations are fully paid.

2.21 Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders. (a) If any Lender requests compensation under Section 2.17, or if any Borrower is required to pay any Indemnified Taxes, Other Taxes or additional amount to any Lender or Issuing Bank or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender or Issuing Bank pursuant to Section 2.19, then such Lender or Issuing Bank shall use reasonable efforts to designate a different lending office for funding or booking its Loans or Letters of Credit hereunder or to assign its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices, branches or affiliates, if, in the reasonable judgment of such Lender or Issuing Bank, such designation or assignment (i) would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 2.17 or 2.19, as the case may be, in the future and (ii) would not subject such Lender or Issuing Bank to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise cause material economic, legal or regulatory disadvantage to such Lender or Issuing Bank. Each applicable Borrower hereby agrees to pay all reasonable and documented (in reasonable detail) out-of-pocket costs and expenses incurred by any Lender or Issuing Bank in connection with any such designation or assignment.

(b) If any Lender (or any Participant in the Loans held by such Lender) requests compensation under Section 2.17, or if any Borrower is required to pay any Indemnified Taxes, Other Taxes or additional amount to any Lender (or its Participant) or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 2.19, or if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then applicable Borrowers may, at their sole expense and effort, upon notice to such Lender and the applicable Administrative Agent, either (i) require such Lender to assign and delegate, without recourse (in accordance with and subject to the restrictions contained in Section 9.4), all its interests, rights and obligations under this Agreement (other than surviving rights to payments pursuant to Section 2.17 or 2.19) and the related Loan Documents to an assignee (other than a Disqualified Lender) that shall assume such obligations (which assignee may be another Lender, if a Lender accepts such assignment); provided, that (A) the applicable Borrowers shall have received the prior written consent of the applicable Administrative Agent and each Issuing Bank, to the extent consent for an Assignment and Assumption would be required by such Person pursuant to Section 9.4, which consent, in each case, shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed, (B) such Lender shall have received payment of an amount equal to the outstanding principal of its Loans and funded participations in LC Disbursements, accrued interest thereon, accrued fees and all other amounts payable to it hereunder, from the assignee (to the extent of such outstanding principal and accrued interest and fees) or the applicable Borrowers (in the case of all other amounts) and (C) in the case of any such assignment resulting from a claim for compensation under Section 2.17 or payments required to be made pursuant to Section 2.19, such assignment will result in a reduction in such compensation or payments, or (ii) so long as no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, terminate the Commitment of such Lender and repay all obligations of the applicable Borrowers owing to

 

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such Lender relating to the Loans and participations held by such Lender as of such termination date. A Lender shall not be required to make any such assignment and delegation, or to have its Commitments terminated and its obligations hereunder repaid, if, prior thereto, as a result of a waiver by such Lender or otherwise, the circumstances entitling the applicable Borrowers to require such assignment and delegation, or to terminate such Commitments and repay such obligations, cease to apply.

(c) If any Lender (such Lender, a “Non-Consenting Lender”) has failed to consent to a proposed amendment, waiver, discharge or termination which pursuant to the terms of Section 9.2 requires the consent of all of the Lenders or all affected Lenders or all Lenders or all affected Lenders of a certain Class or Classes or with respect to a certain Class or Classes of the Loans and with respect to which the Required Lenders, Required Revolving Lenders, Required Term A Lenders or the Required Term B Lenders with respect to the applicable Class or Classes shall have granted their consent, then the applicable Borrowers shall have the right (unless such Non-Consenting Lender grants such consent) to either (i) replace such Non-Consenting Lender by requiring such Non-Consenting Lender to assign all or the affected portion of its Loans and its Commitments hereunder to one or more assignees reasonably acceptable to the applicable Administrative Agent (other than a Disqualified Lender); provided, that (A) all Obligations (other than Obligations in respect of any Specified Hedge Agreements, Cash Management Obligations, contingent reimbursement and indemnification obligations, in each case, which are not then due and payable) of the applicable Borrowers owing to such Non-Consenting Lender being replaced shall be paid in full to such Non-Consenting Lender concurrently with such assignment (including any amount owed pursuant to Section 2.12(e), if applicable), (B) the replacement Lender shall purchase the foregoing by paying to such Non-Consenting Lender a price equal to the principal amount thereof plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon, (C) in connection with any such assignment the applicable Borrowers, such Non-Consenting Lender and the replacement Lender shall otherwise comply with Section 9.4 (including obtaining the consent of the applicable Administrative Agent and each Issuing Bank if so required thereunder); provided, that, if the required Assignment and Assumption is not executed and delivered by such Non-Consenting Lender, such Non-Consenting Lender will be unconditionally and irrevocably deemed to have executed and delivered such Assignment and Assumption as of the date such Non-Consenting Lender receives payment in full of the Obligations (other than Obligations in respect of any Specified Hedge Agreements, Cash Management Obligations, contingent reimbursement and indemnification obligations, in each case, which are not then due and payable) of the applicable Borrowers owing to such Non-Consenting Lender, (D) the replacement Lender shall pay any processing and recordation fee referred to in Section 9.4(b)(ii)(C), if applicable, in accordance with the terms of such Section and (E) the replacement Lender shall grant its consent with respect to the applicable proposed amendment, waiver, discharge or termination, or (ii) so long as no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, terminate the Commitment of such Non-Consenting Lender and repay all obligations of the applicable Borrowers owing to such Lender relating to the Loans held by such Non-Consenting Lender as of such termination date; provided, that such termination shall be sufficient (together with all other consenting Lenders) to cause the adoption of the applicable waiver or amendment of the applicable Loan Document or Loan Documents.

 

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(d) Each Lender agrees that if it is replaced pursuant to this Section 2.21, it shall execute and deliver to the applicable Administrative Agent an Assignment and Assumption to evidence such sale and purchase and shall deliver to the applicable Administrative Agent any Note (if the assigning Lender’s Loans are evidenced by Notes) subject to such Assignment and Assumption; provided, that the failure of any Lender replaced pursuant to this Section 2.21 to execute an Assignment and Assumption or deliver such Notes shall not render such sale and purchase (and the corresponding assignment) invalid and such assignment shall be recorded in the Register and the Notes shall be deemed cancelled upon such failure. Each Lender hereby irrevocably appoints the applicable Administrative Agent (such appointment being coupled with an interest) as such Lender’s attorney-in-fact, with full authority in the place and stead of such Lender and in the name of such Lender, from time to time in the applicable Administrative Agent’s discretion, with prior written notice to such Lender, to take any action and to execute any such Assignment and Assumption or other instrument that the applicable Administrative Agent may deem reasonably necessary to carry out the provisions of clause (b) or (c) of this Section 2.21.

2.22 Defaulting Lenders. Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then, so long as such Lender is a Defaulting Lender:

(a) commitment fees shall cease to accrue on the unused portion of the Revolving Credit Commitment of such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.13(a);

(b) the Revolving Credit Commitment and Revolving Credit Exposure of such Defaulting Lender shall not be included in determining whether the Required Lenders, the Required Revolving Lenders or other requisite Lenders have taken or may take any action hereunder (including any consent to any amendment, waiver or other modification pursuant to Section 9.2); provided, that this paragraph shall not apply to the vote of a Defaulting Lender in the case of an amendment, waiver or other modification requiring the consent of such Lender or each Lender affected thereby if such amendment, waiver or modification would adversely affect such Defaulting Lender compared to other similarly affected Lenders; provided, further, that no amendment, waiver or modification that would require the consent of a Defaulting Lender under clause (1), (2), (3) or (6) of Section 9.2(b) may be made without the consent of such Defaulting Lender.

(c) if any LC Exposure exists at the time such Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then:

(i) all or any part of the LC Exposure of such Defaulting Lender shall be reallocated among the non-Defaulting Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentages in respect of the Revolving Credit Facility but only to the extent (A) the sum of all non-Defaulting Lenders’ Revolving Credit Exposure plus such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure attributable to Letters of Credit does not exceed the total of all non-Defaulting Lenders’ Revolving Credit Commitments and (B) the Revolving Credit Exposure of each non-Defaulting Lender after giving effect to such reallocation does not exceed the Revolving Credit Commitment of such non-Defaulting Lender;

 

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(ii) if the reallocation described in clause (i) above cannot, or can only partially, be effected, the Revolver Borrowers shall, without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to it hereunder or under applicable Requirements of Law, within three (3) Business Days following notice by the Revolver Administrative Agent, cash collateralize for the benefit of each applicable Issuing Bank only the applicable Revolver Borrower’s obligations corresponding to such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure (after giving effect to any partial reallocation pursuant to clause (i) above) in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 2.7(j) for so long as such LC Exposure is outstanding or make other arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Revolver Administrative Agent and to the applicable Issuing Bank with respect to such LC Exposure and obligations to fund participations;

(iii) if the Revolver Borrowers cash collateralize any portion of such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure pursuant to clause (ii) above, the such Revolver Borrowers shall not be required to pay any fees to such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.13(b) with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure during the period such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure is cash collateralized except to the extent of such fees that became due and payable by any such Revolver Borrower prior to the date such Lender became a Defaulting Lender (it being understood that any cash collateral provided pursuant to this Section 2.22(c) shall be released promptly following the termination of the Defaulting Lender status of the applicable Lender);

(iv) if the LC Exposure of the non-Defaulting Lenders is reallocated pursuant to clause (i) above, then the fees payable to the Lenders pursuant to Section 2.13(a) and Section 2.13(b) shall be adjusted in accordance with such non-Defaulting Lenders’ Applicable Percentages;

(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 fees payable under Section 2.13(b) with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure shall be payable to each applicable Issuing Bank until and to the extent that such LC Exposure is reallocated and/or cash collateralized;

(d) so long as such Lender is a Defaulting Lender, no Issuing Bank shall be required to issue, amend or increase any Letter of Credit, unless it is reasonably satisfied that the related exposure and the Defaulting Lender’s then outstanding LC Exposure will be 100% covered by the Revolving Credit Commitments of the non-Defaulting Lenders and/or cash collateral will be provided by the applicable Revolver Borrowers in accordance with Section 2.22(c), and participating interests in any newly issued or increased Letter of Credit shall be allocated among non-Defaulting Lenders in a manner consistent with Section 2.22(c)(i) (and such Defaulting Lender shall not participate therein); and

 

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(e) if a Defaulting Lender has Revolving Credit Commitments, for purposes of computing the amount of the obligation of each non-Defaulting Lender to acquire, refinance or fund participations in Letters of Credit, the Applicable Percentage of each non-Defaulting Lender with a Revolving Credit Commitment, shall be computed without giving effect to the Revolving Credit Commitment of the Defaulting Lender.

In the event that the Revolver Administrative Agent, the Revolver Borrowers and each Issuing Bank each agrees that a Defaulting Lender has adequately remedied all matters that caused such Lender to be a Defaulting Lender, then the LC Exposure of the Lenders shall be readjusted to reflect the inclusion of such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment and on such date such Lender shall purchase at par (plus such amount, if any, that would otherwise be reimbursable by the Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.18 as a result of such purchase on such date) such of the Loans of the other Lenders, if any, as the Revolver Administrative Agent shall determine may be necessary in order for such Lender to hold such Loans in accordance with its Applicable Percentage, and such Lender shall then cease to be a Defaulting Lender with respect to subsequent periods unless such Lender shall thereafter become a Defaulting Lender. Notwithstanding the fact that any Defaulting Lender has adequately remedied all matters that caused such Lender to be a Defaulting Lender, (x) no adjustments will be made retroactively with respect to fees accrued or payments made by or on behalf of the Revolver Borrowers while such Lender was a Defaulting Lender and (y) except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties, no change hereunder from Defaulting Lender to Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from such Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender.

2.23 Incremental Facilities. (a) At any time and from time to time, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, (I) the Term Loan Borrower may, by notice to the applicable Term Loan Administrative Agent and/or (II) the Revolver Borrowers may, by notice to the Revolver Administrative Agent (whereupon, in each case, the applicable Administrative Agent shall promptly deliver a copy of such notice to each of the applicable Lenders):

(i) request to incur (x) additional Term Loans under the Term Loan A Facility or add one or more additional tranches of term loans, which may be secured on a junior or pari passu basis or unsecured (the “Incremental Term Loan A Facility” and the term loans funded thereunder, the “Incremental Term A Loans”) or (y) additional Term Loans under the Term Loan B Facility or add one or more additional tranches of term loans, which may be secured on a junior or pari passu basis or unsecured (the “Incremental Term Loan B Facility” and the term loans funded thereunder, the “Incremental Term B Loans”); and/or

(ii) request to incur one or more increases in the Revolving Credit Commitments (an “Incremental Revolving Increase”) and/or add one or more incremental revolving credit facility tranches (an “Incremental Revolving Tranche”, each such Incremental Revolving Tranche or Incremental Revolving

 

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Increase, an “Incremental Revolving Commitment”, and each such Incremental Revolving Commitment, Incremental Term A Loan or Incremental Term B Loan, an “Incremental Facility”, and any such Incremental Facility and any Incremental Equivalent Debt, “Incremental Debt”).

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, without the consent of the Required Lenders, the aggregate amount of the Incremental Facilities shall not exceed, at any time, the sum of (i) the greater of (1) $855.0 million, and (2) 100% of Consolidated EBITDA on a pro forma basis after giving effect to the incurrence of such additional amounts as the most recent test period for which financial statements have been delivered to the Agents pursuant to Section 5.1(a) or 5.1(b), as applicable, plus (ii) all voluntary prepayments, debt buybacks (to the extent of the actual cash price paid in connection with such buybacks) and any prepayments, repayments, refinancing, substitutions or replacements of any portion of the Term Loans of any Non-Consenting Lender pursuant to Section 2.21(c)(ii), or any other voluntary prepayments of Incremental Debt that is secured by a Lien on the Collateral that is pari passu with the Liens securing the Term Loan Facility, in each case made prior to the date of incurrence of such Incremental Debt (other than in connection with any refinancing of such Loans or other Incremental Debt or to the extent otherwise financed with the proceeds of long-term Indebtedness) and, in the case of voluntary prepayments of a revolving credit facility, solely to the extent accompanied by a corresponding permanent commitment reduction (the amount under clauses (i) and (ii), the “Incremental Dollar Basket”) plus (iii) an unlimited amount (any such Incremental Debt, in each case to the extent incurred under this clause (iii), “Ratio-Based Incremental Debt”) so long as, in the case of this clause (iii), upon the effectiveness of the relevant Incremental Facility Amendment or the relevant documentation relating to other Incremental Debt, as the case may be, (x) (A) in the case of Incremental Debt that is secured by a Lien on the Collateral that is pari passu with the Liens securing the applicable Term Loan Facility or (B) in the case of Incremental Debt that is secured by a Lien on the Collateral that is junior to the Liens securing the Term Loan Facility, the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio calculated on a Pro Forma Basis giving effect to such Incremental Debt and the use of the proceeds thereof (but it being understood that the proceeds from such Incremental Debt shall not be used for netting indebtedness, and any such Incremental Facility that is a revolving credit facility shall be deemed to be fully drawn on the effective date thereof, and any junior lien Indebtedness incurred in reliance on the Ratio-Based Incremental Debt shall be deemed ranking pari passu in priority of security to the Obligations in respect of the Facilities at all times for any purpose of the calculation of the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio, does not exceed 1.50:1.00 and (y) in the case of Incremental Debt that is unsecured, the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio calculated on a Pro Forma Basis giving effect to such Incremental Debt and the use of the proceeds thereof (but it being understood that the proceeds from such Incremental Debt shall not be used for netting indebtedness and any such Incremental Facility that is a revolving credit facility shall be deemed to be fully drawn on the effective date thereof) shall not be less than 2.00:1.00. Unless elected otherwise by the applicable Borrowers, any Incremental Debt shall be deemed to have been incurred first, in reliance on the Ratio-Based Incremental Debt to the extent thereof, and second, in reliance on the Incremental Dollar Basket to the extent thereof. Incremental Debt may be incurred contemporaneously in reliance on the Ratio-Based Incremental Debt and in reliance on the Incremental Dollar Basket, and proceeds from any such incurrence may be utilized in a single transaction, by first calculating the amount available to be incurred in reliance on the Ratio-

 

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Based Incremental Debt and disregarding any concurrent utilization of the Incremental Dollar Basket. Any utilization of the Incremental Dollar Basket may be reclassified at any time, as the applicable Borrower may elect from time to time, as incurred under the Incremental Ratio Basket if the applicable Borrower satisfies, on a pro forma basis, the applicable leverage or coverage ratio at such time. All Incremental Term A Loans, Incremental Term B Loans and all Incremental Revolving Commitments shall be in an integral multiple of $1.0 million and in an aggregate principal amount that is not less than $5.0 million (or in such lesser minimum amount agreed by the applicable Administrative Agent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed); provided, that such amount may be less than the applicable minimum amount if such amount represents all the remaining availability in respect of the Incremental Facilities.

(b) Any Incremental Facility (other than an Incremental Revolving Increase and an Incremental Term A Loan that is an increase to the Term Loan A Facility or an Incremental Term B Loan that is an increase to the Term Loan B Facility) (i) shall rank pari passu or junior in right of payment to the Obligations in respect of the other outstanding Term Loans and Revolving Credit Commitments or may be unsecured, in each case as set forth in the relevant Incremental Facility Amendment (which shall be reasonably satisfactory to the applicable Administrative Agent) and shall not be guaranteed by any Subsidiary that is not also a Guarantor and, if secured, shall be secured on a pari passu or junior basis, by the same Collateral securing the Facilities (which Liens shall be subject to intercreditor arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the applicable Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent and the applicable Borrowers), (ii) for purposes of prepayments, shall be treated substantially the same as (or, to the extent set forth in the relevant Incremental Facility Amendment, less favorably than) the other outstanding Loans and (iii) other than with respect to amortization, maturity date and pricing (including interest rate, fees, funding discounts and prepayment premiums) and, to the extent permitted pursuant to clause (i) above, ranking of right of payment and/or security, shall have the same terms as the Facilities or such terms that are, when taken as a whole, not materially more favorable (as reasonably determined by the applicable Borrowers in good faith) to the lenders providing such Incremental Facility than the terms and conditions, taken as a whole, applicable to the then existing Facilities (except with respect to covenants (including any financial maintenance covenant added for the benefit of lenders providing such Incremental Facility) and other provisions so long as such covenants or other provisions (1) are also added for the benefit of the Lenders of under the Facilities or (2) only become applicable after the Latest Maturity Date of the then outstanding Facilities at the time of such incurrence of such Incremental Facility); provided, that (A) if the effective yield (whether in the form of interest rate margins, original issue discount, upfront fees or a “floor”, with such increased amount being equated to interest margin for purposes of determining any increase to the applicable interest margin under the applicable Term Loan Facility or Revolving Credit Facility, as applicable) payable to all Lenders providing such Incremental Facility (but excluding any bona fide arrangement, underwriting, structuring, syndication or other fees payable in connection therewith that are not shared with all Lenders (in their capacity as such) providing such Incremental Facility) on such Incremental Facility determined as of the initial funding date for such Incremental Facility exceeds the effective yield (determined on same basis as the preceding parenthetical) on the Term Loan Facility or Revolving Credit Facility or any then-existing Incremental Term A Loans, Incremental Term B Loans and/or Incremental Revolving Tranches that are secured on a pari passu basis with

 

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the Obligations (“Pari Passu Incremental Loans/Tranches”), as applicable, immediately prior to the effectiveness of the applicable Incremental Facility Amendment by more than 0.50%, the Applicable Margin relating to the applicable Term Loan Facility or Revolving Credit Facility or such then existing Pari Passu Incremental Loans/Tranches, as applicable, shall be adjusted and/or the applicable Borrowers will pay additional fees to Lenders under the applicable Term Loan Facility or Revolving Credit Facility or such then existing Pari Passu Incremental Loans/Tranches, as applicable, in order that such effective yield on such Incremental Facility shall not exceed such effective yield on the applicable Term Loan Facility or Revolving Credit Facility or such then existing Pari Passu Incremental Loans/Tranches made on or prior to the date that is 12 months after the Closing Date by more than 0.50% (provided, that if such adjustment is required due to the application of a higher interest rate benchmark floor on such Incremental Facility, such adjustment shall be effected solely through an increase in the interest rate benchmark floor of the applicable Term Loans or Revolving Credit Facility or such then existing Pari Passu Incremental Loans/Tranches, as applicable (or if no interest rate benchmark floor applies to the applicable Term Loans or Revolving Credit Facility or such then existing Pari Passu Incremental Loans/Tranches, as applicable, at such time, an interest rate benchmark floor shall be added)), (B) any Incremental Term A Loans or Incremental Term B Loans shall not have a final maturity date earlier than the then Latest Maturity Date of the then remaining Term B Loans or then existing Pari Passu Incremental Loans/Tranches and any Incremental Revolving Commitments shall not have a final maturity date earlier than the Revolving Credit Maturity Date and (C) any Incremental Term A Loans or Incremental Term B Loans shall not have a Weighted Average Life to Maturity that is shorter than the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the later of the then remaining Term B Loans or then existing Incremental Term A Loans or Incremental Term B Loans, as applicable (determined, solely for the purposes of this clause (C), without giving effect to prepayments that reduced amortization of the then remaining Term B Loans). Any Incremental Revolving Increase shall be on terms identical to the Revolving Credit Commitments under the Revolving Credit Facility proposed to be increased thereby and, for the avoidance of doubt, such Incremental Revolving Increase shall be deemed a Revolving Credit Commitment of the applicable Revolving Credit Facility pursuant to the applicable Incremental Facility Amendment (it being understood that an Incremental Facility establishing Incremental Revolving Increase will not create a separate Revolving Credit Facility and such Incremental Revolving Increase shall be deemed a part of the applicable Revolving Credit Facility); provided that the Applicable Margin or the Revolving Commitment Fee Rate, in each case applicable to the Revolving Credit Commitments and Revolving Credit Loans of such Revolving Credit Facility, may be increased, without the consent of any Lender, in connection with the incurrence of any Incremental Revolving Increase such that the Applicable Margin or the Revolving Commitment Fee Rate, as applicable, of such Revolving Credit Commitments are identical to those of the Incremental Revolving Increase, but additional upfront or similar fees may be payable to the lenders participating in the Incremental Revolving Increase without any requirement to pay such amounts to any existing Revolving Credit Lenders. Any Incremental Term A Loan that is an increase to the Term Loan A Facility or any Incremental Term B Loan that is an increase to the Term Loan B Facility shall be on terms identical to such Term Loan Facility proposed to be increased thereby and, for the avoidance of doubt, such Incremental Term A Loan or Incremental Term B

 

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Loan, as applicable, shall be deemed a Term Loan of the applicable Term Loan Facility pursuant to the applicable Incremental Facility Amendment (it being understood that an Incremental Facility establishing such Incremental Term A Loan or Incremental Term B Loan will not create a separate Term Loan Facility and such Incremental Term A Loan or Incremental Term B Loan shall be deemed a part of the applicable Term Loan Facility); provided that the Applicable Margin applicable to the applicable Term Loan Facility may be increased, without the consent of any Lender, in connection with the incurrence of any such Incremental Term Loan B Facility or Incremental Term Loan B Facility, as applicable such that the Applicable Margin of such Term Loan Facility are identical to those of such Incremental Term A Loans or Incremental Term B Loans, as applicable, but additional upfront or similar fees may be payable to the lenders participating in such Incremental Term A Loans or Incremental Term B Loans, as applicable, without any requirement to pay such amounts to any existing Term Loan Lenders.

(c) Each notice from the applicable Borrowers pursuant to this Section 2.23 shall set forth the requested amount and proposed terms of the relevant Incremental Term A Loans, Incremental Term B Loans and/or Incremental Revolving Commitments (including whether they will rank pari passu with, or junior in right of payment to, and pari passu with, or junior in priority of security to, the Obligations in respect of the other outstanding Facilities or will be unsecured). Any Additional Lenders that elect to extend Incremental Term A Loans, Incremental Term B Loans or Incremental Revolving Commitments shall be reasonably satisfactory to the applicable Borrowers, and (unless such Additional Lender is already a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender) the applicable Administrative Agent and, with respect to any Incremental Revolving Commitment, each Issuing Bank (in each case, any approval thereof not to be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned), and, if not already a Lender, shall become a Lender under this Agreement pursuant to an Incremental Facility Amendment. Each Incremental Facility shall become effective pursuant to an amendment (each, an “Incremental Facility Amendment”) to this Agreement and, as appropriate, the other Loan Documents, executed by the applicable Borrowers, such Additional Lender or Additional Lenders and the applicable Administrative Agent. No Incremental Facility Amendment shall require the consent of any Lenders or any other Person other than the applicable Borrowers, the applicable Administrative Agent and the Additional Lenders with respect to such Incremental Facility Amendment. The Lenders hereby irrevocably authorize the Term Loan Administrative Agents to enter into Incremental Facility Amendments and, as appropriate, amendments to the other Loan Documents as may be necessary in order to establish new tranches or sub-tranches in respect of the existing Term Loans and such other amendments as may be necessary or appropriate in the opinion of the Term Loan Administrative Agents and the Term Loan Borrower to effect the provisions of this Section 2.23 (including to provide for class voting provisions applicable to the Additional Lenders on terms comparable to the provisions of Section 9.2(b) and including, for the avoidance of doubt, to provide for and reflect junior ranking in right of payment and/or junior priority in respect of Liens on Collateral, or the unsecured nature of such Incremental Facility, as applicable and as permitted pursuant to this Section 2.23). No Lender shall be obligated to provide any Incremental Term A Loans, Incremental Term B Loans or Incremental Revolving Commitments unless it so agrees. Commitments in respect of any Incremental Term A Loans, Incremental Term B Loans or Incremental Revolving Commitments shall become Commitments under this

 

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Agreement. The effectiveness of any Incremental Facility Amendment shall, unless otherwise agreed to by the applicable Administrative Agent and the Additional Lenders party thereto, be subject to (i) the payment in full of all fees and expenses owing to the applicable Administrative Agent and the Lenders in respect of such Incremental Facility, to the extent invoiced prior to such date, and (ii) the satisfaction or waiver on the date thereof (each, an “Incremental Facility Closing Date”) of (x) the representations and warranties made by any Loan Party in or pursuant to the Loan Documents being true and correct in all material respects on and as of Incremental Facility Closing Date as if made on and as of such date, except for representations and warranties expressly stated to relate to a specific earlier date, in which case such representations and warranties shall be true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date (provided, that in each case such materiality qualifier shall not be applicable to any representations or warranties that already are qualified or modified by materiality or “Material Adverse Effect”); provided, that, (x) in connection with the incurrence of any Limited Conditionality Incremental Transaction, then the only representations and warranties that will be required to be true and correct in all material respects as of the applicable Incremental Facility Closing Date shall be (A) the Specified Representations and (B) such of the representations and warranties made by or on behalf of the applicable acquired company or business (or the seller thereof) in the applicable acquisition agreement as are material to the interests of the Lenders, but only to the extent that Parent (or any Subsidiary of Parent) has the right to terminate the obligations of Parent or such Subsidiary under such acquisition agreement or not consummate such acquisition as a result of the inaccuracy of such representations or warranties in such acquisition agreement and (y) no Default or Event of Default (or, in the case of any Limited Conditionality Incremental Transaction, and to the extent agreed to by the lenders and other investors providing such Incremental Facilities, no Specified Event of Default) having occurred and being continuing on the Incremental Facility Closing Date or after giving effect to the Incremental Facility requested to be made on such date. To the extent reasonably requested by the applicable Administrative Agent, the effectiveness of an Incremental Facility Amendment may be conditioned on the applicable Administrative Agent’s receipt of customary legal opinions with respect thereto, board resolutions and officers’ certificates and/or reaffirmation agreements consistent with those delivered on the Closing Date under Section 4.1, with respect to Parent and the Restricted Subsidiaries. Upon each Revolving Credit Increase pursuant to this Section 2.23, each Revolving Credit Lender under such Revolving Credit Facility immediately prior to such increase will automatically and without further act be deemed to have assigned to each Lender providing a portion of the Incremental Revolving Commitment (each an “Incremental Revolving Lender”) in respect of such increase, and each such Incremental Revolving Lender will automatically and without further act be deemed to have assumed, a portion of such Revolving Credit Lender’s participations hereunder in outstanding Letters of Credit under the applicable Revolving Credit Facility such that, after giving effect to each such deemed assignment and assumption of participations, the percentage of the aggregate outstanding participations hereunder in Letters of Credit held by each Revolving Credit Lender in such Revolving Credit Facility (including each such Incremental Revolving Lender) will equal the percentage of the aggregate Revolving Credit Commitments of all Revolving Credit Lenders in such Revolving Credit Facility represented by such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment thereunder. Each of the parties hereto hereby agrees that the Revolver

 

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Administrative Agent may, in consultation with the Revolver Borrowers, take any and all actions as may be reasonably necessary to ensure that, after giving effect to any Incremental Revolving Increase, the outstanding Revolving Credit Loans are held by the Revolving Credit Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentages in respect of the applicable Revolving Credit Facility. The foregoing may be accomplished at the discretion of the Revolver Administrative Agent, following consultation with the Revolver Borrowers, (A) by requiring the outstanding Revolving Credit Loans to be prepaid with the proceeds of a new Revolving Credit Borrowing, (B) by causing non-increasing Revolving Credit Lenders to assign portions of their outstanding Revolving Credit Loans to new or increasing Revolving Credit Lenders, (C) by a combination of the foregoing or (D) by any other means agreed to by the Revolver Administrative Agent and the Revolver Borrowers, and any such prepayment or assignment shall be subject to Section 2.18 but shall otherwise be without premium or penalty. The Administrative Agents and the Lenders hereby agree that the minimum borrowing, pro rata borrowing and pro rata payment requirements contained elsewhere in this Agreement shall not apply to any of the transactions effected pursuant to the immediately preceding sentence. In addition, to the extent any Incremental Term A Loans or Incremental Term B Loans are not Other Term Loans, the scheduled amortization payments under Section 2.3 required to be made after the making of such Incremental Term A Loans or Incremental Term B Loans, as applicable, shall be ratably increased by the aggregate principal amount of such Incremental Term A Loans or Incremental Term B Loans, as applicable.

(d) At any time and from time to time, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Term Loan Borrower may, subject to providing notice to the applicable Term Loan Administrative Agent (whereupon such Term Loan Administrative Agent shall promptly deliver a copy of such notice to each of the Lenders), issue one or more series of Incremental Equivalent Debt in an aggregate outstanding principal amount not to exceed, as of the date of the issuance of any such Incremental Equivalent Debt, the aggregate amount of Incremental Facilities then permitted to be incurred under Section 2.23(a); provided, that solely in respect of any Incremental Equivalent Debt constituting term loans secured on a pari passu basis with the Obligations, if the effective yield (which, for such purpose only, shall be deemed to take account of interest rate margin and any then applicable benchmark floors, recurring fees and all upfront or similar fees or original issue discount (amortized over the shorter of (1) the weighted average life of such Incremental Equivalent Debt and (2) four years) payable to all lenders or investors providing such Incremental Equivalent Debt (but excluding any bona fide arrangement, underwriting, structuring, syndication or other fees payable in connection therewith that are not shared with all lenders or investors (in their capacity as such) providing such Incremental Equivalent Debt)) on such Incremental Equivalent Debt determined as of the initial funding date for such Incremental Equivalent Debt exceeds the effective yield (determined on same basis as the preceding parenthetical) on the applicable Term Loans or Revolving Credit Facility or any then existing Pari Passu Incremental Loans/Tranches, as applicable, immediately prior to the effectiveness of the definitive documentation of such Incremental Equivalent Debt by more than 0.50%, the Applicable Margin relating to the applicable Term Loans or Revolving Credit Facility or such then existing Pari Passu Incremental Loans/Tranches, as applicable, shall be adjusted and/or the Term Loan Borrower will pay additional fees to Lenders holding the applicable Term Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments or such then existing Pari Passu Incremental

 

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Loans/Tranches, as applicable, in order that such effective yield on such Incremental Equivalent Debt shall not exceed such effective yield on the applicable Term Loans or Revolving Credit Facility or such then existing Pari Passu Incremental Loans/Tranches by more than 0.50% (provided, that if such adjustment is required due to the application of a higher interest rate benchmark floor on such Incremental Equivalent Debt, such adjustment shall be effected solely through an increase in the interest rate benchmark floor of the applicable Term Loans or such then existing Pari Passu Incremental Loans/Tranches, as applicable (or if no interest rate benchmark floor applies to the applicable Term Loans or Revolving Credit Facility or such then existing Pari Passu Incremental Loans/Tranches, as applicable, at such time, an interest rate benchmark floor shall be added)). As conditions precedent to the issuance of any Incremental Equivalent Debt pursuant to this Section 2.23, (i) the Term Loan Borrower shall deliver to the applicable Term Loan Administrative Agent a certificate of the Term Loan Borrower dated as of the date of issuance of the Incremental Equivalent Debt signed by a Responsible Officer of the Term Loan Borrower, certifying and attaching the resolutions adopted by the Term Loan Borrower approving or consenting to the execution and delivery of the applicable financing documentation in respect of such Incremental Equivalent Debt and the issuance of such Incremental Equivalent Debt, and certifying that the conditions precedent set forth in the following subclauses (ii) through (vii) have been satisfied, (ii) such Incremental Equivalent Debt shall rank pari passu or junior in right of payment and shall not have guarantees from any Subsidiary that is not also a Guarantor and if secured, shall not be secured by any assets of the Group Members not constituting Collateral, (iii) such Incremental Equivalent Debt shall have a final maturity no earlier than the date permitted with respect to Incremental Term B Loans pursuant to clause (B) of the proviso in Section 2.23(b) (provided that any such Indebtedness in the form of bridge notes or bridge loans in either case with a maturity of less than 12 months shall not be required to meet the requirement in this clause (iii) so long as such bridge notes or bridge loans provide for automatic conversion, subject to customary conditions, into “permanent” financing that satisfies such requirement), (iv) the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of such Incremental Equivalent Debt shall not be shorter than that permitted for Incremental Term B Loans pursuant to clause (C) of the proviso in Section 2.23(b) (provided that any such Indebtedness in the form of bridge notes or bridge loans in either case with a maturity of less than 12 months shall not be required to meet the requirement in this clause (iv) so long as such bridge notes or bridge loans provide for automatic conversion, subject to customary conditions, into “permanent” financing that satisfies such requirement), (v) no Default or Event of Default (or, in the case of any Incremental Equivalent Debt incurred to fund a Limited Conditionality Incremental Transaction, and to the extent agreed to by the Persons providing such Incremental Equivalent Debt, no Specified Event of Default) shall have occurred and be continuing or would result from the issuance of such Incremental Equivalent Debt and (vi) all fees and expenses owing to the applicable Term Loan Administrative Agent and the Lenders or other financial institutions in respect of such Incremental Equivalent Debt, to the extent invoiced prior to such date, shall have been paid in full.

(e) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, with respect to any Incremental Term A Loans or Incremental Term B Loans (or Incremental Equivalent Debt), the proceeds of which are to be used by the Term Loan Borrower or any other Group Member to finance, in whole or in part, a Permitted Acquisition or any other

 

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Investment permitted under Section 6.7, in each case, that is not conditioned on the availability of, or on obtaining, third party financing (each such transaction, a “Limited Conditionality Incremental Transaction”), for purposes of determining (x) compliance with any financial ratio (other than the Financial Maintenance Covenant), (y) accuracy of representations and warranties (other than Specified Representations, which shall be accurate in all material respects as of the Incremental Facility Closing Date or the date of incurrence of such Incremental Equivalent Debt, as the case may be) or occurrence of a Default or Event of Default, or (z) availability under baskets (including baskets measured as a percentage of Consolidated EBITDA or Consolidated Total Assets), in each case, in connection with such Limited Conditionality Incremental Transaction and any related incurrence of Indebtedness or Liens under Section 6.2, 6.3 or 6.10, the Term Loan Borrower shall have the option of making any such determinations as of the date the definitive agreement related to such Limited Conditionality Incremental Transaction is signed or on the date that such Limited Conditionality Incremental Transaction is consummated. If the Borrowers elect to make such determinations as of the date the definitive agreement related to such Limited Conditionality Incremental Transaction is signed, then in connection with any subsequent calculation of any ratio or basket on or following the date of such election under this Agreement and prior to the earlier of (i) the date on which such Limited Conditionality Incremental Transaction is consummated or (ii) the date that the definitive agreement for such Limited Conditionality Incremental Transaction is terminated or expires without consummation of such Limited Conditionality Incremental Transaction, any such ratio or basket shall be calculated (A) on a Pro Forma Basis assuming such Limited Conditionality Incremental Transaction and other transactions in connection therewith (including any incurrence of Indebtedness and the use of proceeds thereof) have been consummated until such time as the applicable Limited Conditionality Incremental Transaction has actually closed or the definitive agreement with respect thereto has been terminated and (B) on a standalone basis without giving effect to such Limited Conditionality Incremental Transaction and the other transactions in connection therewith.

2.24 Replacement Facilities. (a) At any time and from time to time, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the applicable Borrowers may, by notice to the applicable Administrative Agent (whereupon the applicable Administrative Agent shall promptly deliver a copy to each of the Lenders), request to replace all or a portion of the Term Loans under any Facility with one or more additional tranches of term loans under this Agreement (the “Replacement Term Loans”) or replace all or a portion of the Revolving Credit Facility with a new revolving credit facility under this Agreement (the “Replacement Revolving Credit Facility”; each such replacement facility, a “Replacement Facility”), which may be equal or junior to the Term Loans in right of payment and may be secured by the Collateral on a pari passu basis with the Term Loans or secured by the Collateral on a junior basis to the Term Loans. Each tranche of Replacement Term Loans shall be in an integral multiple of $1.0 million and be in an aggregate principal amount that is not less than $20.0 million (or such lesser minimum amount approved by the applicable Administrative Agent, such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed) and shall not exceed the principal amount of the Term Loans being replaced (plus the amount of fees, expenses and original issue discount incurred in connection with such Replacement Term Loans). The amount of each Replacement Revolving Credit Facility shall not exceed the amount of the Revolving Credit Facility being

 

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replaced (plus the amount of fees, expenses, original issue discount, and upfront fees incurred in connection with such Replacement Revolving Credit Facility). The Net Cash Proceeds of any Replacement Term Loans shall be applied only to prepay the Term Loans of the Class of Term Loans that such Replacement Term Loans are replacing.

(b) Any Replacement Term Loans (i) shall rank pari passu or junior in right of payment and security with or to the Obligations in respect of the Revolving Credit Commitments and the other Term Loans pursuant to the relevant Replacement Facility Amendment (which shall be reasonably satisfactory to the applicable Administrative Agent) and (ii) other than voluntary prepayment, maturity date, conditions precedent and pricing (including interest rate, fees, funding discounts and prepayment premiums) (as set forth in the relevant Replacement Facility Amendment) shall have terms, when taken as a whole, not materially more favorable (as determined by the Term Loan Borrower in good faith) to the lenders or investors providing such Replacement Term Loans than the terms applicable to the Term Loans being replaced (except with respect to covenants (including any financial maintenance covenant added for the benefit of lenders providing such Replacement Term Loans) and other provisions so long as such covenants or other provisions (1) are also added for the benefit of all then outstanding Term Loans or (2) only become applicable after the Latest Maturity Date of the then outstanding Term Loans at the time of such incurrence of such Replacement Term Loans); provided, that (A) any Replacement Term Loans shall not have a final maturity date earlier than the final scheduled maturity date of the Term Loans being replaced, (B) any Replacement Term Loans shall not have a Weighted Average Life to Maturity that is shorter than the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the then remaining Term Loans under the applicable Class (determined, solely, for the purposes of this clause (B), without giving effect to prepayments that reduced amortization of the then remaining Term Loans under the applicable Class), (C) principal of and interest on any Term Loans being replaced with Replacement Term Loans shall be paid in full on the Replacement Facility Closing Date for the applicable Replacement Term Loans and (D) the Term Loans of each Lender under the replaced Class shall be prepaid ratably. The principal of and interest on any outstanding Revolving Credit Loans under any replaced Revolving Credit Facility, together with all fees owed by the Revolver Borrowers under such Revolving Credit Facility, shall be paid in full and all outstanding Letters of Credit will be replaced, cash collateralized or continued on terms reasonably satisfactory to the Lenders under such Revolving Credit Facility, in each case on the Replacement Facility Closing Date for such Facility. Any Replacement Revolving Credit Facility (x) shall not have a final maturity date earlier than the final scheduled maturity date of the replaced Revolving Credit Facility and (y) shall be on the terms and pursuant to the documentation applicable to the Revolving Credit Commitments under such replaced Revolving Credit Facility (other than maturity date, conditions precedent and pricing (including interest rate, fees, funding discounts and prepayment premiums)) or on such other terms that are, when taken as a whole, not materially more favorable (as determined in good faith by the Revolver Borrowers) to the lenders or investors providing such Replacement Revolving Credit Facility than the terms and conditions, taken as a whole, applicable to the Revolving Credit Facility being replaced (except with respect to covenants (including any financial maintenance covenant added for the benefit of lenders providing such Replacement Revolving Credit Facility) and other provisions so long as such covenants or other provisions (1) are also added for the benefit of all of the then outstanding Revolving

 

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Credit Loans or (2) only become applicable after the Latest Maturity Date of the then outstanding Revolving Credit Loans at the time of such incurrence of such Replacement Revolving Credit Facility), in each case, as set forth in the relevant Replacement Facility Amendment. The obligations under any Replacement Facility shall not be guaranteed by any Subsidiary other than a Guarantor, and, if secured, the obligations under any Replacement Facility shall not be secured by a Lien on any Property of any Group Member other than Property that constitutes Collateral. In addition, the terms and conditions applicable to any Replacement Facility may provide for additional or different covenants or other provisions that are agreed between the applicable Borrowers and the Lenders under such Replacement Facility and applicable only during periods after the then Latest Maturity Date that is in effect on the date such Replacement Facility is issued, incurred or obtained or the date on which all non-refinanced Obligations (excluding Obligations in respect of any Specified Hedge Agreements, Cash Management Obligations and contingent reimbursement and indemnification obligations, in each case, which are not then due and payable) are paid in full. Any Replacement Term Loans that are junior in right of payment or security to any other Class of Term Loans will be subject to a customary intercreditor agreement reasonably acceptable to the Term Loan Borrower and the applicable Term Loan Administrative Agent.

(c) Each notice from the applicable Borrowers pursuant to this Section 2.24 shall set forth the requested amount and proposed terms of the relevant Replacement Term Loans and/or Replacement Revolving Credit Facility, including whether the proposed Replacement Term Loans will be pari passu with or junior to any existing Term Loans in right of payment or security. Any Additional Lender that elects to extend Replacement Term Loans or commitments under a Replacement Revolving Credit Facility shall be reasonably satisfactory to the applicable Borrowers and (unless such Additional Lender is already a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender) the Revolver Administrative Agent, and, if not already a Lender, shall become a Lender under this Agreement pursuant to a Replacement Facility Amendment. Each Replacement Facility shall become effective pursuant to an amendment (each, a “Replacement Facility Amendment”) to this Agreement and, as appropriate, the other Loan Documents, executed by the applicable Borrowers, such Additional Lender or Additional Lenders and the Revolver Administrative Agent. No Replacement Facility Amendment shall require the consent of any Lenders or any other Person other than the applicable Borrowers, the applicable Administrative Agent and the Additional Lenders with respect to such Replacement Facility Amendment. The Lenders hereby irrevocably authorize the applicable Administrative Agent to enter into the Replacement Facility Amendment and, as appropriate, amendments to the other Loan Documents and intercreditor arrangements as may be necessary or appropriate in order to establish new tranches or sub-tranches in respect of Revolving Credit Commitments or Term Loans so replaced and such other amendments as may be necessary or appropriate in the opinion of the applicable Administrative Agent and the applicable Borrowers to effect the provisions of this Section 2.24 (including to provide for class voting provisions applicable to the Additional Lenders on terms comparable to the provisions of Section 9.2(b)). No Lender shall be obligated to provide any Replacement Term Loans or commitments for any Replacement Revolving Credit Facility unless it so agrees. Commitments in respect of any Replacement Term Loans or Replacement Revolving Credit Facility shall become Commitments under this Agreement. The effectiveness of any Replacement Facility Amendment shall, unless otherwise agreed to by the applicable

 

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Administrative Agent and the Additional Lenders party thereto, be subject to the satisfaction or waiver on the date thereof (each, a “Replacement Facility Closing Date”) of (x) the representations and warranties made by any Loan Party in or pursuant to the Loan Documents being true and correct in all material respects on and as of the Replacement Facility Closing Date as if made on and as of such date, except for representations and warranties expressly stated to relate to a specific earlier date, in which case such representations and warranties shall be true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date (provided, that in each case such materiality qualifier shall not be applicable to any representations or warranties that already are qualified or modified by materiality or “Material Adverse Effect”) and (y) no Default or Event of Default having occurred and being continuing on the Replacement Facility Closing Date or after giving effect to the Replacement Facility requested to be made on such date. The proceeds of any Replacement Term Loans or any Replacement Revolving Credit Facility will be applied, substantially concurrently with the incurrence thereof, to the pro rata prepayment of the outstanding Loans under such replaced Facility (or replaced portion thereof). To the extent reasonably requested by the applicable Administrative Agent, the effectiveness of a Replacement Facility Amendment may be conditioned on the applicable Administrative Agent’s receipt of customary legal opinions with respect thereto, board resolutions and officers’ certificates and/or reaffirmation agreements consistent with those delivered on the Closing Date under Section 4.1, with respect to Parent and the Restricted Subsidiaries. No Replacement Revolving Credit Facility may be implemented unless such Facility has provisions reasonably satisfactory to the Revolver Administrative Agent and each Issuing Bank with respect to Letters of Credit then outstanding under the Revolving Credit Facility being replaced. Only one Revolving Credit Facility shall be in effect at any time; provided, that multiple tranches of Revolving Credit Commitments may be outstanding thereunder on the terms applicable thereto pursuant to this Agreement and any applicable Permitted Amendments, and any Replacement Revolving Credit Facility shall replace the Revolving Credit Facility under the Loan Documents. The Administrative Agents and the Lenders hereby agree that the minimum borrowing, pro rata borrowing and pro rata payment requirements contained elsewhere in this Agreement shall not apply to any of the transactions effected pursuant to this Section 2.24.

(d) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary above, at any time and from time to time following the establishment of a Class of Replacement Term Loans or Commitments under a Replacement Revolving Credit Facility (“Replacement Revolving Credit Commitments”), the applicable Borrowers may offer any Lender of a Term Loan Facility or then existing Revolving Credit Facility that has previously been subject to a Replacement Facility Amendment (without being required to make the same offer to any or all other Lenders) who had not elected to participate in such Replacement Facility Amendment on the applicable Replacement Facility Closing Date the right to convert all or any portion of its Term Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments into such Class of Replacement Term Loans or Replacement Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable; provided, that (i) such offer and any related acceptance shall be in accordance with such procedures, if any, as may be reasonably requested by, or acceptable to, the applicable Administrative Agent; (ii) such additional Replacement Term Loans and additional Replacement Revolving Credit Commitments, (x) shall be on identical terms (including as to the proposed interest rates and fees payable, but excluding any arrangement, structuring or other fees payable in connection

 

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therewith that are not generally shared with the relevant Lenders) with the existing Replacement Term Loans and Replacement Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, and (y) with respect to any additional Replacement Term Loans, shall result in proportionate increases to the scheduled amortization payments otherwise owing with respect to any such Replacement Term Loans, (iii) any Lender which elects to participate in a Replacement Facility pursuant to this clause (d) shall enter into a joinder agreement to the respective Replacement Facility Amendment, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the applicable Administrative Agent and executed by such Lender, the applicable Administrative Agent and the applicable Borrowers and (iv) any such additional Replacement Term Loans and additional Replacement Revolving Credit Commitments shall be in an aggregate principal amount that is not less than $1.0 million (or, in the case of an outstanding Class with an entire outstanding principal amount of existing Term Loans or existing Revolving Credit Commitments less than a $1.0 million that is to be refinanced in full, such outstanding principal amount or commitments), unless each of the applicable Borrowers and the applicable Administrative Agent otherwise consents. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, any Loans made as provided above shall be treated as part of the Class to which such Loans are added, and shall not constitute a new Class of Replacement Term Loans or a new tranche of Replacement Revolving Credit Commitments.

2.25 Extensions of Term Loans and Revolving Credit Commitments. (a) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, pursuant to one or more offers (each, an “Extension Offer”) made from time to time by the applicable Borrowers to all Lenders of Term Loans with a like maturity date or Revolving Credit Commitments with a like maturity date, in each case on a pro rata basis (based on the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the respective Term Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments with a like maturity date, as the case may be) and on the same terms to each such Lender, the applicable Borrowers are hereby permitted to consummate from time to time transactions with individual Lenders that accept the terms contained in such Extension Offers to extend the maturity date of each such Lender’s Term Loans and/or Revolving Credit Commitments and otherwise modify the terms of such Term Loans and/or Revolving Credit Commitments pursuant to the terms of the relevant Extension Offer (including by increasing the interest rate or fees payable in respect of such Term Loans and/or Revolving Credit Commitments (and related outstandings) and/or modifying the amortization schedule in respect of such Term Loans) (each, an “Extension”, and each group of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, in each case as so extended, as well as the original Term Loans and the original Revolving Credit Commitments (in each case not so extended), being a “tranche”; any Extended Term Loans shall constitute a separate tranche of Term Loans from the tranche of Term Loans from which they were extended, and any Extended Revolving Credit Commitments shall constitute a separate tranche of Revolving Credit Commitments from the tranche of Revolving Credit Commitments from which they were extended), so long as the following terms are satisfied: (i) except as to pricing (including interest rates, fees, funding discounts and prepayment premiums), conditions precedent and maturity (which shall be set forth in the relevant Extension Offer), the Revolving Credit Commitment of any Revolving Credit Lender that agrees to an Extension with respect to such Revolving Credit Commitment (an “Extending Revolving Credit Lender”) extended pursuant to an Extension (an “Extended Revolving Credit Commitment”), and the related outstandings, shall be a Revolving Credit Commitment (or related outstandings, as the case may be) with the same terms as the

 

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original Revolving Credit Commitments (and related outstandings); provided that (1) the borrowing and repayment (except for (A) payments of interest and fees at different rates on Extended Revolving Credit Commitments (and related outstandings), (B) repayments required upon the Maturity Date of the non-extending Revolving Credit Commitments and (C) repayment made in connection with a permanent repayment and termination of commitments) of Loans with respect to Extended Revolving Credit Commitments after the applicable Extension date shall be made on a pro rata basis with all other Revolving Credit Commitments, (2) the permanent repayment of Revolving Credit Loans with respect to, and termination of, Extended Revolving Credit Commitments after the applicable Extension date shall be made on a pro rata basis with all other Revolving Credit Commitments, except that the Revolver Borrowers shall be permitted to permanently repay and terminate commitments of any such Class on a better than a pro rata basis as compared to any other Class with a later maturity date than such Class, (3) assignments and participations of Extended Revolving Credit Commitments and extended Revolving Credit Loans shall be governed by the same assignment and participation provisions applicable to Revolving Credit Commitments and Revolving Credit Loans and (4) at no time shall there be Revolving Credit Commitments hereunder (including Extended Revolving Credit Commitments and any original Revolving Credit Commitments) which have more than two (2) different maturity dates, (ii) (1) except as to pricing (including interest rates, fees, funding discounts and prepayment premiums), amortization, maturity, required prepayment dates and participation in prepayments (which shall, subject to immediately succeeding clauses (ii)(2), (ii)(3) and (iii), be set forth in the relevant Extension Offer), the Term Loans of any Term Loan Lender that agrees to an Extension with respect to such Term Loans (an “Extending Term Lender”) extended pursuant to any Extension (“Extended Term Loans”) shall have the same terms, or on terms that are, when taken as a whole, not materially more favorable (as reasonably determined by Term Loan Borrower in good faith) to the Extending Term Lenders than the terms and conditions, taken as a whole, applicable to, the tranche of Term Loans subject to such Extension Offer (except with respect to covenants (including any financial maintenance covenant added for the benefit of Extending Term Lenders) and other provisions so long as such covenants or other provisions (x) are also added for the benefit of all then outstanding Term Loans or (y) only become applicable after the Latest Maturity Date of the then outstanding Term Loans at the time of such incurrence of such Extended Term Loans), (2) the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of any Extended Term Loans shall be no less than 91 days longer than the remaining Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the Class extended thereby, (3) any Extended Term Loans may participate on a pro rata basis or a less than pro rata basis (but not greater than a pro rata basis) in any voluntary or mandatory repayments or prepayments of Term Loans hereunder, in each case as specified in the respective Extension Offer (provided that if the applicable Extending Term Lenders have the ability to decline mandatory prepayments, any such mandatory prepayment that is not accepted by the applicable Extending Term Lenders shall be applied, subject to the right of any applicable Lender to decline mandatory prepayments (if any), to the non-extended Term Loans of the Class being extended), (iii) if the aggregate principal amount of Term Loans (calculated on the face amount thereof) or Revolving Credit Commitments, as the case may be, in respect of which Term Loan Lenders or Revolving Credit Lenders, as the case may be, shall have accepted the relevant Extension Offer shall exceed the maximum aggregate principal amount of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments, as the case may be, offered to be extended by the applicable Borrowers pursuant to such Extension Offer, then the Term Loans or

 

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Revolving Credit Loans, as the case may be, of such Term Loan Lenders or Revolving Credit Lenders, as the case may be, shall be extended ratably up to such maximum amount based on the respective principal amounts (but not to exceed actual holdings of record) with respect to which such Term Loan Lenders or Revolving Credit Lenders, as the case may be, have accepted such Extension Offer and (iv) all documentation in respect of such Extension shall be consistent with the foregoing.

(b) With respect to all Extensions consummated by the applicable Borrowers pursuant to this Section 2.25, (i) such Extensions shall not constitute voluntary or mandatory payments or prepayments for purposes of this Agreement and (ii) each Extension Offer shall specify the minimum amount of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments to be tendered. The transactions contemplated by this Section 2.25 (including, for the avoidance of doubt, payment of any interest, fees or premium in respect of any Extended Term Loans and/or Extended Revolving Credit Commitments on such terms as may be set forth in the relevant Extension Offer) shall not require the consent of any Lender or any other Person (other than as set forth in clause (c) below), and the requirements of any provision of this Agreement (including Sections 2.12 and 2.20) or any other Loan Document that may otherwise prohibit any such Extension or any other transaction contemplated by this Section 2.25 shall not apply to any of the transactions effected pursuant to this Section 2.25.

(c) No consent of any Lender or any other Person shall be required to effectuate any Extension, other than (A) the consent of the applicable Borrowers and each Lender agreeing to such Extension with respect to one or more of its Term Loans and/or Revolving Credit Commitments (or a portion thereof) and (B) with respect to any Extension of the Revolving Credit Commitments, the consent of each Issuing Bank, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed. All Extended Term Loans, Extended Revolving Credit Commitments and all obligations in respect thereof shall be Obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents that are secured by the Collateral on a pari passu basis with all other applicable Obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents. The Lenders hereby irrevocably authorize the applicable Administrative Agent to enter into amendments to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents (an “Extension Amendment”) with the applicable Borrowers as may be necessary in order to establish new tranches or sub-tranches in respect of Revolving Credit Commitments or Term Loans so extended and such technical amendments as may be necessary or appropriate in the opinion of the applicable Administrative Agent and the applicable Borrowers to effect the provisions of this Section (including in connection with the establishment of such new tranches or sub-tranches or to provide for class voting provisions applicable to the Additional Lenders on terms comparable to the provisions of Section 9.2(b)) in each case on terms consistent with this Section. In addition, if so provided in such amendment and with the consent of the applicable Issuing Banks, participations in Letters of Credit expiring on or after the Revolving Credit Maturity Date shall be re-allocated from Lenders holding Revolving Credit Commitments to Lenders holding Extended Revolving Credit Commitments in accordance with the terms of such amendment; provided, however, that such participation interests shall, upon receipt thereof by the relevant Lenders holding Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, be deemed to be participation interests in respect of such Extended Revolving Credit Commitments and the terms of such participation interests (including the commission

 

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applicable thereto) shall be adjusted accordingly. Without limiting the foregoing, in connection with any Extension the respective Loan Parties shall (at their expense), within 90 days of the applicable Extension Amendment (or such later date as may be approved by the Collateral Agent), amend (and the Collateral Agent is hereby directed to amend) any Mortgage that has a maturity date prior to the then Latest Maturity Date so that such maturity date is extended to the then Latest Maturity Date (or such later date as may be advised by local counsel to the Collateral Agent).

(d) In connection with any Extension, the applicable Borrowers shall provide the applicable Administrative Agent at least five Business Days (or such shorter period as may be agreed by the applicable Administrative Agent) prior written notice thereof, and shall agree to such procedures (including regarding timing, rounding and other adjustments and to ensure reasonable administrative management of the credit facilities hereunder after such Extension), if any, as may be established by, or acceptable to, the applicable Administrative Agent, in each case acting reasonably to accomplish the purposes of this Section 2.25.

(e) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary above, at any time and from time to time following the establishment of a Class of Extended Term Loans or Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, the applicable Borrowers may offer any Lender of a Term Loan Facility or Revolving Credit Facility that had been subject to an Extension Amendment (without being required to make the same offer to any or all other Lenders) who had not elected to participate in such Extension Amendment the right to convert all or any portion of its Term Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments into such Class of Extended Term Loans or Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, provided that (i) such offer and any related acceptance shall be in accordance with such procedures, if any, as may be reasonably requested by, or acceptable to, the applicable Administrative Agent; (ii) such additional Extended Term Loans and additional Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, (x) shall be on identical terms (including as to the proposed interest rates and fees payable, but excluding any arrangement, structuring or other fees payable in connection therewith that are not generally shared with the relevant Lenders) with the existing Extended Term Loans and Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, and (y) with respect to any additional Extended Term Loans shall result in proportionate increases to the scheduled amortization payments otherwise owing with respect to any such Extended Term Loans, (iii) any Lender which elects to participate in an Extension Facility pursuant to this clause (e) shall enter into a joinder agreement to the respective Extension Amendment, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the applicable Administrative Agent and executed by such Lender, the applicable Administrative Agent, the applicable Borrowers and the other Loan Parties and (iv) any such additional Extended Term Loans and additional Extended Revolving Credit Commitments shall be in an aggregate principal amount that is not less than $1.0 million (or, in the case of an outstanding Class with an entire outstanding principal amount of existing Term Loans or existing Revolving Credit Commitments less than a $1.0 million that is to be refinanced in full, such outstanding principal amount or commitments), unless each of the applicable Borrowers and the applicable Administrative Agent otherwise consents. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, any Loans made as provided above shall be treated as part of the Class to which such Loans are added, and shall not constitute a new Class of Extended Term Loans or new Extended Revolving Credit Commitments.

 

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2.26 Permitted Debt Exchanges.

(a) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, pursuant to one or more offers (each, a “Permitted Debt Exchange Offer”) made from time to time by a Borrower to all Lenders (other than, with respect to any Permitted Debt Exchange Offer that constitutes an offering of securities, any Lender that, if requested by such Borrower, is unable to certify that it is (i) a “qualified institutional buyer” (as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act), (ii) an institutional “accredited investor” (as defined in Rule 501 under the Securities Act) or (iii) not a “U.S. person” (as defined in Rule 902 under the Securities Act)) with outstanding Term Loans of a particular Class, such Borrower may from time to time consummate one or more exchanges of such Term Loans for Indebtedness (in the form of senior secured, senior unsecured, senior subordinated, or subordinated notes or loans) (such Indebtedness, “Permitted Debt Exchange Notes” and each such exchange, a “Permitted Debt Exchange”), so long as the following conditions are satisfied:

(i) each such Permitted Debt Exchange Offer shall be made on a pro rata basis to the Lenders (other than, with respect to any Permitted Debt Exchange Offer that constitutes an offering of securities, any Lender that, if requested by the Borrower, is unable to certify that it is (i) a “qualified institutional buyer” (as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act), (ii) an institutional “accredited investor” (as defined in Rule 501 under the Securities Act) or (iii) not a “U.S. person” (as defined in Rule 902 under the Securities Act)) of each applicable Class based on their respective aggregate principal amounts of outstanding Term Loans under each such Class;

(ii) the aggregate principal amount (calculated on the face amount thereof) of such Permitted Debt Exchange Notes shall not exceed the aggregate principal amount (calculated on the face amount thereof) of the Class or Classes of Term Loans so refinanced, and with respect to an amount equal to any fees, expenses, commissions, underwriting discounts and premiums payable in connection with such Permitted Debt Exchange;

(iii) the stated final maturity of such Permitted Debt Exchange Notes is not earlier than the Latest Maturity Date for the Class or Classes of Term Loans being exchanged, and such stated final maturity is not subject to any conditions that could result in such stated final maturity occurring on a date that precedes such Latest Maturity Date (it being understood that acceleration or mandatory repayment, prepayment, redemption or repurchase of such Permitted Debt Exchange Notes upon the occurrence of an event of default, a change in control, an event of loss or an asset disposition shall not be deemed to constitute a change in the stated final maturity thereof);

 

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(iv) such Permitted Debt Exchange Notes are not 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, a change in control, an event of loss or an asset disposition) prior to the Latest Maturity Date for the Class or Classes of Term Loans being exchanged, provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, scheduled amortization payments (however denominated, including scheduled offers to repurchase) of such Permitted Debt Exchange Notes shall be permitted so long as the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of such Indebtedness shall be longer than the remaining Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the Class or Classes of Term Loans being exchanged;

(v) no Subsidiary is a borrower or guarantor with respect to such Indebtedness unless such Subsidiary is or substantially concurrently becomes a Loan Party;

(vi) if such Permitted Debt Exchange Notes are secured, such Permitted Debt Exchange Notes are secured on a pari passu basis or junior priority basis to the Obligations secured hereunder and (A) such Permitted Debt Exchange Notes are not secured by any assets not securing the Obligations unless such assets substantially concurrently secure the Obligations and (B) the beneficiaries thereof (or an agent on their behalf) shall become party to an intercreditor arrangement reasonably satisfactory to the applicable Agent and such Borrower;

(vii) the terms and conditions of such Permitted Debt Exchange Notes shall be as agreed between such Borrower and the lenders providing such Permitted Debt Exchange Notes;

(viii) all Term Loans exchanged under each applicable Class by such Borrower pursuant to any Permitted Debt Exchange shall automatically be cancelled and retired by such Borrower on date of the settlement thereof (and, if requested by the applicable Agent, any applicable exchanging Lender shall execute and deliver to the applicable Agent an Assignment and Assumption, or such other form as may be reasonably requested by the applicable Agent, in respect thereof pursuant to which the respective Lender assigns its interest in the Term Loans being exchanged pursuant to the Permitted Debt Exchange to such Borrower for immediate cancellation), and accrued and unpaid interest on such Term Loans shall be paid to the exchanging Lenders on the date of consummation of such Permitted Debt Exchange, or, if agreed to by such Borrower and the applicable Agent, the next scheduled Interest Payment Date with respect to such Term Loans (with such interest accruing until the date of consummation of such Permitted Debt Exchange);

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relevant Permitted Debt Exchange Offer (with no Lender being permitted to tender a principal amount of Term Loans which exceeds the principal amount thereof of the applicable Class actually held by it) shall exceed the maximum aggregate principal amount of Term Loans of such Class offered to be exchanged by such Borrower pursuant to such Permitted Debt Exchange Offer, then such Borrower shall exchange Term Loans under the relevant Class tendered by such Lenders ratably up to such maximum based on the respective principal amounts so tendered, or, if such Permitted Debt Exchange Offer shall have been made with respect to multiple Classes without specifying a maximum aggregate principal amount offered to be exchanged for each Class, and the aggregate principal amount of all Term Loans (calculated on the face amount thereof) of all Classes tendered by Lenders in respect of the relevant Permitted Debt Exchange Offer (with no Lender being permitted to tender a principal amount of Term Loans which exceeds the principal amount thereof actually held by it) shall exceed the maximum aggregate principal amount of Term Loans of all relevant Classes offered to be exchanged by such Borrower pursuant to such Permitted Debt Exchange Offer, then such Borrower shall exchange Term Loans across all Classes subject to such Permitted Debt Exchange Offer tendered by such Lenders ratably up to such maximum amount based on the respective principal amounts so tendered;

(x) all documentation in respect of such Permitted Debt Exchange shall be consistent with the foregoing, and all written communications generally directed to the Lenders in connection therewith shall be in form and substance consistent with the foregoing and made in consultation with such Borrower and the applicable Agent; and

(xi) any applicable Minimum Tender Condition or Maximum Tender Condition, as the case may be, shall be satisfied or waived by such Borrower.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, no Lender shall have any obligation to agree to have any of its Loans or Term Loan Commitments exchanged pursuant to any Permitted Debt Exchange Offer.

(b) With respect to all Permitted Debt Exchanges effected by any Borrower pursuant to this Section 2.26, such Permitted Debt Exchange Offer shall be made for not less than $1,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Term Loans of a given Class, provided that subject to the foregoing such Borrower may at its election specify (A) as a condition (a “Minimum Tender Condition”) to consummating any such Permitted Debt Exchange that a minimum amount (to be determined and specified in the relevant Permitted Debt Exchange Offer in such Borrower’s discretion) of Term Loans of any or all applicable Classes be tendered and/or (B) as a condition (a “Maximum Tender Condition”) to consummating any such Permitted Debt Exchange that no more than a maximum amount (to be determined and specified in the relevant Permitted Debt Exchange Offer in such Borrower’s discretion) of Term Loans of any or all applicable Classes will be accepted for exchange. The applicable Agent and the Lenders hereby acknowledge and agree that the provisions of Sections 2.10,

 

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2.12, 2.14 and 2.20 do not apply to the Permitted Debt Exchange and the other transactions contemplated by this Section 2.26 and hereby agree not to assert any Default or Event of Default in connection with the implementat