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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
________________________________________
FORM 8-K
________________________________________ 
 
 CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) March 1, 2018
 
 _______________________________________
 Entegris, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 _______________________________________
Delaware
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)
 
 
 
 
001-32598
 
41-1941551
(Commission
File Number)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
 
129 Concord Road, Billerica, MA
 
01821
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(978) 436-6500
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
N/A
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
 _______________________________________________________
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
 





Item 1.01.    Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On March 1, 2018, Entegris, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), entered into the First Amendment (the "Amendment") to the ABL Credit and Guaranty Agreement, dated as of April 30, 2014, by and among the Company, certain subsidiaries of the Company party thereto as subsidiary guarantors, the lenders party thereto (the "Lenders"), and Goldman Sachs Bank USA, as administrative agent and collateral agent for the lenders (the "ABL Facility").
Among other things, the Amendment:
reduces the interest rate spreads applicable to loans under the ABL Facility by 0.25%. After giving effect to such reduction, loans under the ABL Facility will bear interest at a rate of LIBOR plus a spread of between 1.25% to 1.75%, with a base rate floor of 0.0%, or a prime rate plus a spread of between 0.25% to 0.75%, with a base rate floor of 1.00%, in each case depending on excess availability;
extends the final maturity of the ABL Facility from April 30, 2019 to March 1, 2023; provided that, on January 28, 2021, in the event that the Company’s term loan credit agreement or certain other indebtedness maturing prior to May 31, 2023 remains outstanding, then the ABL Facility will mature on January 28, 2021, unless excess availability greater than $7.5 million under the ABL Facility plus the amount of cash and cash equivalents of the Company and its restricted subsidiaries is at least 125% of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the term loan credit agreement and such other indebtedness, and thereafter requires that the Company maintain such ratio at all times during which the ABL Facility remains outstanding;
increases the maximum secured net leverage ratio that the Company must meet to incur indebtedness and liens from 2.00:1.00 to 2.75:1.00; and
increases the thresholds for judgments and cross defaults to material indebtedness from $50 million to $75 million.
In connection with the execution of the Amendment, the Company paid customary fees and expenses to Goldman Sachs Bank USA.
The foregoing description of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 2.03     Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The disclosure under Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
Exhibit
No.
 
Description
10.1
 
 






SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

ENTEGRIS, INC.


Dated: March 1, 2018        By: /s/ Gregory B. Graves            
Name: Gregory B. Graves
Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer







EXHIBIT INDEX
     
Exhibit
No.
 
Description
10.1
 

 




Exhibit
Exhibit 10.1
EXECUTION VERSION



FIRST AMENDMENT dated as of March 1, 2018 (this “Amendment”), to the ABL Credit and guaranty Agreement dated as of April 30, 2014 (the “Credit Agreement”), among ENTEGRIS, INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Borrower”), certain SUBSIDIARIES of the Borrower party thereto, as guarantors, the LENDERS party thereto and GOLDMAN SACHS BANK USA, as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent.
WHEREAS, the Lenders have previously agreed to extend credit to the Borrower under the Credit Agreement on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth therein; and
WHEREAS, the Borrower has requested that the Lenders amend, and each Lender party hereto is willing to amend, the Credit Agreement on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual agreements herein contained and other good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency and receipt of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:
SECTION 1. Defined Terms. Capitalized terms used and not otherwise defined herein (including in the preliminary statements hereto) have the meanings assigned to them in the Credit Agreement.
SECTION 2. Amendments to the Credit Agreement. (a) Effective as of the First Amendment Effective Date (as defined below), the Credit Agreement is hereby amended by inserting the language indicated in single underlined text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: single-underlined text) in Exhibit A hereto and by deleting the language indicated by strikethrough text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: stricken text) in Exhibit A hereto.
(b) Effective as of the First Amendment Effective Date, Schedule 2.1 to the Credit Agreement is hereby amended and restated to be in the form of Schedule 2.1 hereto. Each party hereto acknowledges and agrees that, on and as of the First Amendment Effective Date, Schedule 2.1 hereto sets forth all the Revolving Commitments of all the Lenders (and no Person whose name does not appear on Schedule 2.1 hereto shall have, or shall be deemed to have, on and as of the First Amendment Effective Date, a Revolving Commitment under the Credit Agreement).
(c) Effective as of the First Amendment Effective Date, Exhibit C to the Credit Agreement (Borrowing Base Certificate) is hereby amended and restated to be in the form attached as Exhibit C hereto.
SECTION 3. Representations and Warranties. The Credit Parties hereby represent and warrant to the Administrative Agent and each Lender party hereto as of the First Amendment Effective Date that:
(a) The execution, delivery and performance of this Amendment have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate (or the equivalent company or partnership)





action on the part of each Credit Party. This Amendment has been duly executed and delivered by each Credit Party and is the legally valid and binding obligation of each Credit Party, enforceable against each Credit Party in accordance with its terms, except as enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws relating to or limiting creditors’ rights generally or by equitable principles relating to enforceability.
(b) After giving effect to this Amendment, (i) the representations and warranties of each Credit Party set forth in the Credit Documents are true and correct (A) in the case of the representations and warranties qualified as to materiality in the text thereof, in all respects, and (B) otherwise, in all material respects, in each case on and as of the date hereof, except in the case of any such representation and warranty that expressly relates to a prior date, in which case such representation and warranty is true and correct, (x) in the case of the representations and warranties qualified as to materiality in the text thereof, in all respects, and (y) otherwise, in all material respects, on and as of such prior date; provided that, for purposes of the foregoing, the reference to “the Closing Date” in Section 4.18 of the Credit Agreement shall be deemed to be replaced with a reference to “the First Amendment Effective Date”; and (B) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.
SECTION 4. Effectiveness of this Amendment. This Amendment shall become effective on the first date (the First Amendment Effective Date”) on which the following conditions shall have been satisfied or waived:
(a) The Administrative Agent (or its counsel) shall have received from the Borrower, each Guarantor Subsidiary and each Lender listed on Schedule 2.1 hereto either (i) a counterpart of this Amendment signed on behalf of such Person or (ii) written evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (which may include facsimile or other electronic transmission of a signed signature page of this Amendment) that such Person has signed a counterpart of this Amendment.
(b) The Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate of the secretary or an assistant secretary of the Borrower, dated the First Amendment Effective Date and attaching (i) a copy of each Organizational Document of the Borrower (or certifying that such Organizational Document of the Borrower provided on the Closing Date remains in full force and effect and without modification or amendment since the Closing Date), (ii) signature and incumbency certificates of the officer of the Borrower executing this Amendment, (iii) resolutions of the board of directors of the Borrower approving and authorizing the execution, delivery and performance of this Amendment, certified as of the First Amendment Effective Date by such secretary or assistant secretary as being in full force and effect without modification or amendment, and (iv) a good standing certificate from the applicable Governmental Authority of the Borrower’s jurisdiction of organization, dated the First Amendment Effective Date or a recent date prior thereto, all in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
(c) The Administrative Agent shall have received a customary written opinion (addressed to the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent, the Lenders and the Issuing Banks and dated the First Amendment Effective Date) of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, counsel for the Borrower (and the Borrower hereby instructs such counsel to deliver such opinion to the Administrative Agent).




(d) The Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate of an Authorized Officer of the Borrower, dated the First Amendment Effective Date and certifying as to the accuracy of the representations and warranties set forth in Section 3 hereof.
(e) The Borrower shall have paid to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders all fees and expenses due and payable on or prior to the First Amendment Effective Date pursuant to the Credit Documents and any other agreement entered into by the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in the case of expenses, to the extent invoiced at least one Business Day prior to the First Amendment Effective Date (or such later date as is reasonably agreed by the Borrower)).
(f) At least five days prior to the First Amendment Effective Date, the Lenders shall have received all documentation and other information in respect of the Borrower and each Subsidiary required by bank regulatory authorities under applicable “know-your-customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the PATRIOT Act, that shall have been requested in writing (which may be by email) at least 10 days prior to the First Amendment Effective Date.
SECTION 5. Reaffirmation by the Credit Parties. Each of the Credit Parties hereby unconditionally and irrevocably (a) ratifies and reaffirms all of its payment and performance obligations, contingent or otherwise, under each of the Credit Documents to which it is a party, in each case after giving effect to the Amendment and the amendments to the Credit Documents effected thereby, (b) ratifies and reaffirms each grant of a Lien on its property previously made by it pursuant to the Credit Documents to which it is a party and confirms that such Liens continue to have full force and effect, in each case after giving effect to this Amendment and the amendments to the Credit Documents effected hereby, to secure the Obligations under the Credit Documents to which it is a party, subject to the terms thereof, and (c) ratifies and reaffirms its guaranty of the Obligations (including Obligations arising under the Revolving Commitments as amended hereby) pursuant to its Obligations Guarantee and confirms that such Obligations Guarantee continues to have full force and effect, in each case after giving effect to the Amendment and the amendments to the Credit Documents effected thereby.

SECTION 6. Certain Post-Closing Agreements. The Borrower shall, or shall cause the applicable Credit Parties to, execute (where applicable) and deliver to the Administrative Agent, as promptly as practicable, and in any event within 60 days (or such longer period as the Administrative Agent may agree to in writing) after the First Amendment Effective Date, (i) an amendment to each of the Mortgages encumbering any Mortgaged Property in form suitable for recording that shall provide that such Mortgage continues to secure the Obligations under the Credit Agreement as amended by this Amendment, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, (ii) a datedown (or equivalent) endorsement (or for any Mortgaged Property located in Texas, a T-38 endorsement, together with a nothing further certificate), in respect of mortgagee’s title policy in respect of each of the Mortgaged Properties reflecting that the applicable Mortgage (as amended) continues to provide a first priority lien on such Mortgaged Property (subject to Permitted Liens and the ABL Intercreditor Agreement) and that there are no encumbrances affecting such Mortgaged Property except Permitted Liens, and otherwise in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and (iii) such further




documents, instruments, acts or agreements as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request to affirm, secure, renew or perfect the Liens of the Mortgages.
SECTION 7. Effect of Amendment. Except as expressly set forth herein, this Amendment shall not by implication or otherwise limit, impair, constitute a waiver of or otherwise affect the rights and remedies of any Agent, any Arranger, any Lender, any Issuing Bank or the Swing Line Lender under the Credit Agreement or any other Credit Document, and shall not alter, modify, amend or in any way affect any of the terms, conditions, obligations, covenants or agreements contained in the Credit Agreement or any other Credit Document, all of which, as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified hereby, are ratified and affirmed in all respects and shall continue in full force and effect. This Amendment shall constitute a Credit Document for all purposes of the Credit Agreement. On and after the First Amendment Effective Date, each reference in the Credit Agreement to “this Agreement”, “hereunder”, “hereof”, “herein”, or words of like import, and each reference in any other Credit Document to the “Credit Agreement”, “thereunder”, “thereof” or words of like import, shall be deemed to be a reference to the Credit Agreement as amended hereby. The Credit Agreement, as specifically amended by this Amendment, is and shall continue to be in full force and effect and is hereby in all respects ratified and confirmed. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Collateral Documents executed prior to the First Amendment Effective Date and all of the Collateral described therein do and shall continue in full force and effect to secure where they purport to do so the payment of all Obligations of the Credit Parties under the Credit Documents, in each case as amended by this Amendment.
SECTION 8. No Novation. The Borrower has requested, and the Lenders party hereto have agreed, that the Credit Agreement be, effective from the First Amendment Effective Date, amended as set forth herein. This Amendment shall not constitute a novation of any Indebtedness or other obligations owing to the Lenders, the Issuing Banks, the Swing Line Lender or the Agents under the Credit Agreement
SECTION 9. Headings. Section headings herein are included for convenience of reference only and shall not constitute a part hereof for any other purpose or be given any substantive effect.
SECTION 10. Applicable Law. THIS AMENDMENT AND THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTIES HEREUNDER (INCLUDING ANY CLAIMS SOUNDING IN CONTRACT LAW OR TORT LAW ARISING OUT OF THE SUBJECT MATTER HEREOF AND ANY DETERMINATIONS WITH RESPECT TO POST-JUDGMENT INTEREST) SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND SHALL BE CONSTRUED AND ENFORCED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICT OF LAWS PRINCIPLES THEREOF THAT WOULD RESULT IN THE APPLICATION OF ANY LAW OTHER THAN THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
SECTION 11. Consent to Jurisdiction; Waiver of Jury Trial. The provisions of Sections 10.15 and 10.16 of the Credit Agreement are hereby incorporated by reference, mutatis mutandis, as if set forth in full herein.
SECTION 12. Counterparts. This Amendment may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which when so executed and delivered shall be deemed an original, but all such counterparts together shall constitute but one and the same




instrument. Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Agreement by facsimile or in electronic format (i.e., “pdf” or “tif”) shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Amendment.







IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Amendment to be duly executed by their authorized officers as of the date first above written.
ENTEGRIS, INC.,
By:
 
/s/ Bertrand Loy
 
Name:Bertrand Loy
 
Title:President and Chief Executive Officer

GUARANTOR SUBSIDIARIES:

ENTEGRIS INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS, INC.,
By:
 
/s/ Bertrand Loy
 
Name:Bertrand Loy
 
Title:President

ENTEGRIS PACIFIC LTD.,
By:
 
/s/ Bertrand Loy
 
Name:Bertrand Loy
 
Title:President

ENTEGRIS SPECIALTY MATERIALS, LLC,
/s/ Bertrand Loy
 
/s/ Bertrand Loy
 
Name:Bertrand Loy
 
Title:President






POCO GRAPHITE, INC.,
By:
 
/s/ Bertrand Loy
 
Name:Bertrand Loy
 
Title:President

ENTEGRIS INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS IV LLC,
By:
 
/s/ Bertrand Loy
 
Name:Bertrand Loy
 
Title:President

ENTEGRIS INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS V LLC,
By:
 
/s/ Bertrand Loy
 
Name:Bertrand Loy
 
Title:President

ENTEGRIS PROFESSIONAL SOLUTIONS, INC.,
By:
 
/s/ Bertrand Loy
 
Name:Bertrand Loy
 
Title:President

ENTEGRIS TAIWAN HOLDINGS, INC.,
By:
 
/s/ Bertrand Loy
 
Name:Bertrand Loy
 
Title:President






GOLDMAN SACHS BANK USA, individually and as Administrative Agent,
By:
 
/s/ Thomas M. Manning
 
Name:Thomas M. Manning
 
Title:Authorized Signatory


CITIBANK, N.A.
By:
 
/s/ David G. Foster
 
Name:David G. Foster
 
Title:Attorney in Fact



WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
By:
 
/s/ Jake Elliott
 
Name:Jake Elliott
 
Title:Authorized Signatory





Schedule 2.1

Revolving Commitments
Lender

Revolving Commitments
Goldman Sachs Bank USA
$30,000,000
Citibank, N.A.
$22,500,000
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association
$22,500,000









EXHIBIT A
ADDED TEXT SHOWN UNDERSCORED
DELETED TEXT SHOWN STRIKETHROUGH

ABL CREDIT AND GUARANTY AGREEMENT
dated as of April 30, 2014,
among
ENTEGRIS, INC.,

CERTAIN SUBSIDIARIES OF ENTEGRIS, INC.,
as Guarantors,
THE LENDERS PARTY HERETO
and
GOLDMAN SACHS BANK USA,
as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent
________________________________________________________
GOLDMAN SACHS BANK USA,
as Sole Lead Arranger, Sole Bookrunner and Sole Syndication Agent
________________________________________________________
$75,000,000 Senior Secured ABL Credit Facility
________________________________________________________


TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
SECTION 1.    DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION    1
1.1.
Definitions    1
1.2.
Accounting Terms; Pro Forma Calculations    7476
1.3.
Interpretation, Etc    7577
1.4.
Currency Translation    7678
1.5.
Classification of Loans and Borrowings    7678
1.6.
Effectuation of Transactions    7678
1.7.
Limited Condition Acquisitions    79
SECTION 2.    LOANS AND LETTERS OF CREDIT    7780
2.1.
Revolving Loans    7780
2.2.
Protective Advances    7881
2.3.
Swing Line Loans    7982
2.4.
Letters of Credit    8285
2.5.
Pro Rata Shares; Obligations Several; Availability of Funds    9296
2.6.
Use of Proceeds    9396
2.7.
Evidence of Debt; Register; Notes    9396
2.8.
Interest on Loans and Letter of Credit Disbursements    9497
2.9.
Conversion/Continuation    9599
2.10.
Default Interest    96100
2.11.
Fees    97100
2.12.
Repayment of Loans    98101
2.13.
Voluntary Prepayments/Commitment Reductions    98101
2.14.
Mandatory Prepayments    99103
2.15.
[Reserved]    100104
2.16.
General Provisions Regarding Payments    100104
2.17.
Ratable Sharing    103107




2.18.
Making or Maintaining Eurodollar Rate Loans    104107
2.19.
Increased Costs; Capital Adequacy    106110
2.20.
Taxes; Withholding, Etc    107111
2.21.
Obligation to Mitigate    111115
2.22.
Defaulting Lenders    112116
2.23.
Replacement and Termination of Lenders    115119
2.24.
Incremental Revolving Commitments    116120
2.25.
Extension Offers    119123
2.26.
Refinancing Revolving Facilities    120124
SECTION 3.    CONDITIONS PRECEDENT    121126
3.1.
Closing Date    122126
3.2.
Each Credit Extension    125129
SECTION 4.    REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES    125130
4.1.
Organization; Requisite Power and Authority; Qualification    126130
4.2.
Equity Interests and Ownership    126130
4.3.
Due Authorization    126130
4.4.
No Conflict    126130
4.5.
Governmental Approvals    126131
4.6.
Binding Obligation    127131
4.7.
Historical Financial Statements; Pro Forma Financial Statements    127131
4.8.
No Material Adverse Change    127131
4.9.
Adverse Proceedings    127132
4.10.
Payment of Taxes    128132
4.11.
Properties    128132
4.12.
Environmental Matters    129133
4.13.
No Defaults    129133
4.14.
Governmental Regulation    129133
4.15.
Federal Reserve Regulations    129133
4.16.
Employee Matters    129133
4.17.
Employee Benefit Plans    130134
4.18.
Solvency    130134
4.19.
Compliance with Laws    130134
4.20.
Disclosure    130135
4.21.
Collateral Matters    131135
4.22.
Insurance    132136
4.23.
Sanctioned Persons; Anti-Corruption Laws; PATRIOT Act    132136
SECTION 5.    AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS    133137
5.1.
Financial Statements and Other Reports    133137
5.2.
Existence    138142
5.3.
Payment of Taxes and Claims    138142
5.4.
Maintenance of Properties    138142
5.5.
Insurance    139143
5.6.
Books and Records; Inspections    139143




5.7.
Field Examinations and Inventory Appraisals    140144
5.8.
Compliance with Laws    141145
5.9.
Environmental Matters    141145
5.10.
Subsidiaries    142146
5.11.
Additional Collateral    142146
5.12.
Further Assurances    142146
5.13.
[Reserved]    143147
5.14.
Senior Indebtedness    143147
5.15.
Cash Management Systems    143147
5.16.
Post-Closing Matters    145149
SECTION 6.    NEGATIVE COVENANTS    145149
6.1.
Indebtedness    145149
6.2.
Liens    149153
6.3.
No Further Negative Pledges    152156
6.4.
Restricted Junior Payments    153157
6.5.
Restrictions on Subsidiary Distributions    155159
6.6.
Investments    156160
6.7.
Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio    160164
6.8.
Fundamental Changes; Disposition of Assets; Equity Interests of Subsidiaries    161164
6.9.
Sales and Leasebacks    164168
6.10.
Transactions with Affiliates    165168
6.11.
Conduct of Business    165169
6.12.
Hedge Agreements    165169
6.13.
Amendments or Waivers of Organizational Documents and Certain Agreements    165169
6.14.
Fiscal Year    166169
6.15.
Liquidity    170
SECTION 7.    GUARANTEE    166170
7.1.
Guarantee of the Obligations    166170
7.2.
Indemnity by the Borrower; Contribution by the Guarantors    166170
7.3.
Liability of Guarantors Absolute    167171
7.4.
Waivers by the Guarantors    169173
7.5.
Guarantors’ Rights of Subrogation, Contribution, Etc    170174
7.6.
Continuing Guarantee    171174
7.7.
Authority of the Guarantors or the Borrower    171175
7.8.
Financial Condition of the Credit Parties    171175
7.9.
Bankruptcy, Etc    171175
7.10.
Keepwell    172176
SECTION 8.    EVENTS OF DEFAULT    172176
8.1.
Events of Default    172176
SECTION 9.    AGENTS    175179
9.1.
Appointment of Agents    175179
9.2.
Powers and Duties    175179




9.3.
General Immunity    176180
9.4.
Agents Entitled to Act in Individual Capacity    179183
9.5.
Lenders’ and Issuing Banks’ Representations, Warranties and Acknowledgments    179183
9.6.
Right to Indemnity    180184
9.7.
Successor Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent    180184
9.8.
Collateral Documents and Obligations Guarantee    182185
9.9.
Withholding Taxes    184188
9.10.
Administrative Agent May File Bankruptcy Disclosure and Proofs of Claim    184188
SECTION 10.    MISCELLANEOUS    185189
10.1.
Notices    185189
10.2.
Expenses    187191
10.3.
Indemnity    188192
10.4.
Set-Off    189193
10.5.
Amendments and Waivers    190194
10.6.
Successors and Assigns; Participations    194198
10.7.
Independence of Covenants    199203
10.8.
Survival of Representations, Warranties and Agreements    199203
10.9.
No Waiver; Remedies Cumulative    200204
10.10.
Marshalling; Payments Set Aside    200204
10.11.
Severability    200205
10.12.
Independent Nature of Lenders’ Rights    201205
10.13.
Headings    201205
10.14.
APPLICABLE LAW    201205
10.15.
CONSENT TO JURISDICTION    201205
10.16.
WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL    202206
10.17.
Confidentiality    202206
10.18.
Usury Savings Clause    204208
10.19.
Counterparts    204208
10.20.
Effectiveness; Entire Agreement    204208
10.21.
PATRIOT Act    204209
10.22.
Electronic Execution of Assignments    205209
10.23.
No Fiduciary Duty    205209
10.24.
ABL Intercreditor Agreement    205209
10.25.
Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions    211

SCHEDULES:    1.1(a)    Real Estate Assets
1.1(b)    Existing Letters of Credit
2.1    Commitments
4.2    Equity Interests and Ownership
4.11(b)    Real Estate
4.22    Insurance




5.1    Borrowing Base Reports
6.1    Indebtedness
6.2    Liens
6.3    Negative Pledges
6.5    Restrictions on Subsidiary Distributions
6.6    Investments
6.10    Affiliate Transactions
10.1    Notices
EXHIBITS:        A    ABL Intercreditor Agreement
B    Assignment Agreement
C    Borrowing Base Certificate
D    Closing Date Certificate
E    Compliance Certificate
F    Conversion/Continuation Notice
G    Counterpart Agreement
H    Funding Notice
I    Intercompany Indebtedness Subordination Agreement    
J    Issuance Notice
K    Pledge and Security Agreement
L    Solvency Certificate
M    Supplemental Collateral Questionnaire
N-1
Form of US Tax Certificate for Non-US Lenders that are not Partnerships for US Federal Income Tax Purposes
N-2
Form of US Tax Certificate for Non-US Lenders that are Partnerships for US Federal Income Tax Purposes
N-3
Form of US Tax Certificate for Non-US Participants that are not Partnerships for US Federal Income Tax Purposes
N-4
Form of US Tax Certificate for Non-US Participants that are Partnerships for US Federal Income Tax Purposes






ABL CREDIT AND GUARANTY AGREEMENT dated as of April 30, 2014, among ENTEGRIS, INC., a Delaware corporation (the Borrower”), CERTAIN SUBSIDIARIES OF THE BORROWER party hereto, as Guarantors, the LENDERS party hereto and GOLDMAN SACHS BANK USA (“Goldman Sachs”), as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent.
The Lenders have agreed to extend a senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility to the Borrower consisting of Revolving Commitments in an aggregate initial amount of $75,000,000.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the agreements, provisions and covenants herein contained, the parties hereto agree as follows:
SECTION 1. DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION
1.1.    Definitions. As used in this Agreement (including the recitals hereto), the following terms have the meanings specified below:
ABL Intercreditor Agreement” means the ABL Intercreditor Agreement in substantially the form set forth in Exhibit A, with such changes therefrom as are contemplated or permitted by Section 10.24.
ABL Priority Collateral” as defined in the ABL Intercreditor Agreement.
Account” as defined in Article 9 of the UCC as in effect from time to time in the State of New York.
Account Debtor” means any Person obligated on an Account.
Acquired Business” means Acquired Company and its Subsidiaries.
Acquired Business Representations” means the representations and warranties made by or with respect to the Acquired Business in the Merger Agreement as are material to the interests of the Lenders, but only to the extent that the Borrower or any of its Affiliates has the right under the Merger Agreement not to consummate the Merger, or to terminate the Borrower’s or such Affiliate’s obligations under the Merger Agreement, as a result of a breach of such representations and warranties.
Acquired Company” means ATMI, Inc., a Delaware corporation.
Acquired Company Material Adverse Effect” means any effect, change, event, circumstance or occurrence that, individually or in the aggregate, has had or would reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on (a) the business, results of operations, assets, liabilities or condition (financial or otherwise) of the Company and the Non-Life Sciences Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, or (b) the ability of the Company to consummate the Merger or the other transactions contemplated in the Merger Agreement




(as defined in this Agreement) (including the sale of the Life Sciences Business pursuant to the Life Sciences SAPA); provided, however, that none of the following, and no effect, change, event, circumstance or occurrence arising out of, or resulting from, the following, shall constitute or be taken into account, individually or in the aggregate, in determining whether an Acquired Company Material Adverse Effect has occurred or may occur: (A) changes generally affecting the economy, credit or financial or capital markets, in the United States or elsewhere in the world, including changes in interest or exchange rates; (B) changes generally affecting the industries in which the Company and its Subsidiaries operate; (C) changes or prospective changes in Applicable Law or GAAP or in accounting standards, any changes or prospective changes in the interpretation or enforcement of any of the foregoing or any changes in general legal, regulatory or political conditions, in each case occurring after February 4, 2014; (D) changes solely attributable to the announcement or pendency of the Merger Agreement, including the impact thereof on relationships, contractual or otherwise, with customers, suppliers, distributors, partners, employees or Governmental Entities, or any litigation arising from allegations of breach of fiduciary duty or violation of Applicable Law relating to the Merger Agreement or the transactions contemplated thereby to the extent addressed in accordance with the requirements of Section 6.10 of the Merger Agreement; (E) acts of war (whether or not declared), sabotage or terrorism, or any escalation or worsening of any such acts of war (whether or not declared), sabotage or terrorism; (F) volcanoes, tsunamis, pandemics, earthquakes, floods, storms, hurricanes, tornados or other natural disasters; (G) any action taken by the Company or its Subsidiaries that is specifically required by the Merger Agreement or with the prior written consent or at the direction of Parent in accordance with the Merger Agreement (provided that, to the extent that any such direction or consent is adverse in any material respect to the interests of any commitment party under the Commitment Letter (as defined in this Agreement) or the Arranger (as defined in this Agreement), the Arranger shall have provided prior written consent to such consent or direction), or the failure to take any action by the Company or its Subsidiaries if that action is prohibited by the Merger Agreement; (H) changes resulting or arising from the identity of, or any facts or circumstances relating to the Parent or any of its Affiliates; (I) changes in the price or trading volume of the Company’s Common Stock; or (J) any failure to meet any internal or public projections, forecasts, guidance, estimates, milestones, budgets or internal or published financial or operating predictions of revenue, earnings, cash flow or cash position (it being understood that the exceptions in clauses (I) and (J) shall not prevent or otherwise affect a determination that the underlying cause of any such change or failure referred to therein (to the extent not otherwise falling within any of the exceptions provided by clauses (A) through (H) hereof) is, may be, contributed to or may contribute to, an Acquired Company Material Adverse Effect); provided further, however, that any effect, change, event or occurrence referred to in clauses (A), (B), (C), (E) or (F) may be taken into account in determining whether or not there has been or may be an Acquired Company Material Adverse Effect to the extent such effect, change, event, circumstance or occurrence has a material disproportionate adverse effect on the Company and the Non-Life Sciences Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, as compared to other participants in the industries in which the Company and its Subsidiaries operate. The determination of “Acquired Company Material Adverse Effect” shall in all events not take into account all effects, changes, events, circumstances or occurrences with




respect to the Life Sciences Business or any Life Sciences Assets or Life Science Liabilities to be transferred or assumed pursuant to the Life Sciences SAPA except to the extent, and only to the extent, that the Company or any Non-Life Sciences Subsidiary retains any liability or obligation, whether direct, indirect, contingent or otherwise, in respect thereof.
Except as otherwise expressly provided in the previous paragraph with respect to the terms “Merger Agreement”, the “Arranger” and the “Commitment Letter”, capitalized terms used in the previous paragraph have the meanings assigned thereto in the Merger Agreement as in effect on February 4, 2014.
Acquisition” means the purchase or other acquisition (in one transaction or a series of transactions, including pursuant to any merger or consolidation) of all or substantially all the issued and outstanding Equity Interests in, or all or substantially all the assets of (or all or substantially all the assets constituting a business unit, division, product line or line of business of), any Person.
Acquisition Consideration” means, with respect to any Acquisition, (a) the purchase consideration for such Acquisition, whether paid in Cash or other property (valued at the fair value thereof, as determined reasonably and in good faith by a Financial Officer of the Borrower), but excluding any component thereof consisting of Equity Interests in the Borrower (other than Disqualified Equity Interests), and whether payable at or prior to the consummation of such Acquisition or deferred for payment at any future time, whether or not any such future payment is subject to the occurrence of any contingency, and including any “earn-outs” and other agreements to make any payment the amount of which is, or the terms of payment of which are, in any respect subject to or contingent upon the revenues, income, cash flow or profits (or the like) of the Person or assets acquired, provided that any such future payment that is subject to a contingency shall be considered Acquisition Consideration only to the extent of the reserve, if any, required under GAAP to be established by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in respect thereof at the time of the consummation of such Acquisition, and (b) the aggregate amount of Indebtedness assumed by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in connection with such Acquisition.
Activation Notice” as defined in Section 5.15(b).
Adjusted Eurodollar Rate” means, for any Interest Period for a Eurodollar Rate Loan, the rate per annum obtained by dividing (a) (i) the rate per annum determined by the Administrative Agent to be the rate that appears on the page of the Reuters Screen that displays the London interbank offered rate as administered by ICE Benchmark Administration (or any other Person that takes over the administration of such rate) (such page currently being LIBOR01 page) for deposits (for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period) with a term equivalent to such Interest Period in Dollars, determined as of approximately 11:00 a.m. (London, England time) on the Interest Rate Determination Date for such Interest Period, or (ii) in the event the rate referred to in the preceding clause (i) does not appear on such page or if the Reuters Screen shall cease to be available, the rate per annum determined by the Administrative Agent to be the offered rate on such other page or other service that displays the London interbank offered rate as administered by ICE




Benchmark Administration (or any other Person that takes over the administration of such rate) for deposits (for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period) with a term equivalent to such Interest Period in Dollars, determined as of approximately 11:00 a.m. (London, England time) on such Interest Rate Determination Date, or (iii) in the event the rates referred to in the preceding clauses (i) and (ii) are not available, the rate per annum equal to the offered rate quoted to first class banks in the London interbank market by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., for deposits (for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period) in Dollars in same day funds of $5,000,000 with maturities comparable to such Interest Period as of approximately 11:00 a.m. (London, England time) on such Interest Rate Determination Date, by (b) an amount equal to one minus the Applicable Reserve Requirement; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, the Adjusted Eurodollar Rate shall at no time be less than zero.
Administrative Agent” means Goldman Sachs, in its capacity as administrative agent for the Lenders hereunder and under the other Credit Documents, and its successors in such capacity as provided in Section 9.
Administrative Agent Account” means any deposit account designated by the Administrative Agent as the “Administrative Agent Account” by written notice to the Borrower.
Adverse Proceeding” means any action, suit, proceeding, hearing or investigation, in each case whether administrative, judicial or otherwise, by or before any Governmental Authority or any arbitrator, that is pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, threatened against or affecting the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary or any property of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary.
Affected Lender” as defined in Section 2.18(b).
Affected Loans” as defined in Section 2.18(b).
Affiliate” means, with respect to any Person, any other Person directly or indirectly Controlling, Controlled by or under common Control with the Person specified.
Agent” means each of (a) the Administrative Agent, (b) the Collateral Agent, (c) the Syndication Agent, (d) the Arranger and (e) any other Person appointed under the Credit Documents to serve in an agent or similar capacity.
Aggregate Amounts Due” as defined in Section 2.17.
Aggregate Payments” as defined in Section 7.2(b).
Agreement” means this ABL Credit and Guaranty Agreement dated as of April 30, 2014.
“Anti-Corruption Laws” as defined in Section 4.23.




Applicable Commitment Fee Rate” means, on any day, with respect to the commitment fees payable hereunder at any time, the applicable rate per annum set forth below, based upon the Quarterly Average Facility Utilization for the Fiscal Quarter most recently ended prior to such day.
Category
Quarterly Average Facility Utilization
Applicable Commitment Fee Rate
Category 1
≥ 50%

0.25%
Category 2
< 50%
0.33%

The Applicable Commitment Fee Rate (a) shall be the applicable rate per annum set forth in Category 2 above through and including the last day of the first full Fiscal Quarter commencing after the Closing Date and (b) thereafter, shall be determined at the commencement of each subsequent Fiscal Quarter, with any changes to the Applicable Commitment Fee Rate resulting from a change in Quarterly Average Facility Utilization becoming effective on the first day of each such Fiscal Quarter.
Applicable Margin” means, on any day, with respect to any Base Rate Loan or Eurodollar Rate Loan, the applicable rate per annum set forth below under the caption “Applicable Margin for Base Rate Loans” or “Applicable Margin for Eurodollar Rate Loans”, as the case may be, based upon the Quarterly Average Excess Availability for the Fiscal Quarter most recently ended prior to such day.
Category
Quarterly Average Excess Availability
Applicable Margin for Base Rate Loans

Applicable Margin for Eurodollar Rate Loans
Category 1
≥ 66%
0.750.50%
1.751.50%
Category 2
≥ 33% but
< 66%
1.000.75%
2.001.75%
Category 3
< 33%
1.251.00%
2.252.00%

The Applicable Margin (a) shall be the applicable rate per annum set forth in Category 2 above through and including the last day of the first full Fiscal Quarter commencing after the Closing Date and (b) thereafter, shall be determined at the commencement of each subsequent Fiscal Quarter, with any changes to the Applicable Margin resulting from a change in Quarterly Average Excess Availability becoming effective on the first day of each such Fiscal Quarter; provided that the Applicable Margin shall be deemed to be the applicable rate per annum set forth in Category 3 above if the Borrower shall have failed to timely deliver any Borrowing Base Certificate required to have been delivered by it hereunder until the first Business Day after the delivery of such Borrowing Base Certificate (and thereafter the Applicable Margin shall be determined in accordance with the other provisions hereof). If any Borrowing Base Certificate shall prove to have been inaccurate, at any time that this




Agreement is in effect and any Loans or Commitments are outstanding hereunder and provided such inaccuracy is discovered within one year after the date on which the applicable Borrowing Base Certificate was delivered, and such inaccuracy shall have resulted in the payment of interest or letter of credit fees hereunder at rates lower than those that were in fact applicable for any period had there been no such inaccuracy, then (x) the Borrower shall promptly deliver to the Administrative Agent a corrected Borrowing Base Certificate for the applicable period and (y) the Borrower shall promptly pay to the Administrative Agent, for distribution to the Lenders at such time, the accrued interest and letter of credit fees that should have been paid but waswere not paid as a result of such inaccuracy; provided that payment of interest or letter of credit fees at rates lower than those that were in effect applicable as a result of such inaccuracy shall not in any event be deemed retroactively to be an Event of Default pursuant to Section 8.1(a), and such amount payable shall be calculated without giving effect to any additional interest payable on overdue amounts under Section 2.10 if paid promptly on demand. Nothing in this paragraph shall limit the rights of the Administrative Agent or any Lender under Section 2.10 or 8.
Applicable Reserve Requirement” means, at any time, for any Eurodollar Rate Loan, the maximum rate, expressed as a decimal, at which reserves (including any basic, marginal, special, supplemental, emergency or other reserves) are required to be maintained by member banks of the United States Federal Reserve System against “Eurocurrency liabilities” (as such term is defined in Regulation D) under regulations issued from time to time by the Board of Governors or other applicable banking regulator. Without limiting the effect of the foregoing, the Applicable Reserve Requirement shall reflect any other reserves required to be maintained by such member banks with respect to (a) any category of liabilities that includes deposits by reference to which the applicable Adjusted Eurodollar Rate or any other interest rate for a Loan is to be determined or (b) any category of extensions of credit or other assets that includes Eurodollar Rate Loans. A Eurodollar Rate Loan shall be deemed to constitute Eurocurrency liabilities and as such shall be deemed subject to reserve requirements without the benefit of credits for proration, exceptions or offsets that may be available from time to time to the applicable Lender. The rate of interest on Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be adjusted automatically on and as of the effective date of any change in the Applicable Reserve Requirement.
Approved Electronic Communications” means any notice, demand, communication, information, document or other material that any Credit Party provides to the Administrativeany Agent that is distributed to any Agent, any Lender or any Issuing Bank by means of electronic communications pursuant to Section 10.1(b).
Arranger” means Goldman Sachs, in its capacity as the sole lead arranger and sole bookrunner for the credit facility established under this Agreement.
Assignment Agreement” means an Assignment and Assumption Agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit B, with such amendments or modifications thereto as may be approved by the Administrative Agent.
Assignment Effective Date as defined in Section 10.6(b).




Authorized Officer” means, with respect to any Person, any Financial Officer of such Person or any individual holding the position of chairman of the board (if an officer), chief executive officer, president, vice president (or the equivalent thereof) or general counsel of such Person; provided that, when such term is used in reference to any document executed by, or a certification of, an Authorized Officer, the secretary or assistant secretary of such Person shall have delivered an incumbency certificate to the Administrative Agent as to the authority of such individual.
Backstopped Letter of Credit” as defined in Section 2.4(a).
“Bail-In Action” means 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” means, 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” means Title 11 of the United States Code entitled “Bankruptcy”.
Base Rate” means, for any day, the 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 ½ of 1% per annum and (c) the Adjusted Eurodollar Rate that would be applicable to a Eurodollar Rate Loan with an Interest Period of one month commencing on such day plus 1%; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, the Base Rate shall at no time be less than 1.00% per annum. Any change in the Base Rate due to a change in the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Effective Rate or the Adjusted Eurodollar Rate shall be effective on the effective day of such change in the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Effective Rate or the Adjusted Eurodollar Rate, as the case may be.
Base Rate Borrowing” means a Borrowing comprised of Base Rate Loans.
Base Rate Loan” means a Loan bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Base Rate.
Board of Governors” means the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve System.
Borrower” as defined in the preamble hereto.
Borrowing means (a) Revolving Loans of the same Type made, converted or continued on the same date and, in the case of Eurodollar Rate Loans, as to which a single Interest Period is in effect, (b) a Swing Line Loan or (c) a Protective Advance.
Borrowing Base” means, at any time, an amount equal to:




(a) the product of (i) 90% multiplied by (ii) Eligible Accounts of the Credit Parties at such time; plus
(b) the lesser of (i) the product of (A) 60% multiplied by (B) the Inventory Value of the Eligible Non-WIP Inventory of the Credit Parties at such time and (ii) the product of (A) 90% multiplied by (B) with respect to each NRP Category of Eligible Non-WIP Inventory, the Net Recovery Percentage applicable to such NRP Category of Eligible Non-WIP Inventory multiplied by (C) the Inventory Value of such NRP Category of Eligible Non-WIP Inventory of the Credit Parties at such time; plus
(c) the product of (A) 90% multiplied by (B) with respect to each NRP Category of Eligible WIP Inventory, the Net Recovery Percentage applicable to such NRP Category of Eligible WIP Inventory multiplied by (C) the Inventory Value of such NRP Category of Eligible WIP Inventory of the Credit Parties at such time; provided that the amount included in the Borrowing Base at any time under this clause (c) shall not exceed $5,000,0007,500,000; minus
(d) Reserves.
The Administrative Agent will have the right to modify eligibility criteria (if the effect thereof is to reduce the Borrowing Base then in effect) and establish and modify Reserves, in each case in its Permitted Discretion, and any modified eligibility criteria or newly-established or modified Reserves shall become effective on the third Business Day after the Administrative Agent provides written notice thereof to the Borrower (which notice shall include a description in reasonable detail of the basis for such determination); provided that (a) the Administrative Agent shall be available during such period to discuss any such proposed modification or Reserve with the Borrower and, without limiting the right of the Administrative Agent to modify eligibility criteria or to establish or modify Reserves in its Permitted Discretion, the Borrower may take such action as may be required so that the circumstances, conditions, events or contingencies that are the basis for such modification or such Reserve no longer exist, in a manner and to the extent satisfactory to the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion, (b) the Administrative Agent shall not establish a general “availability block”, (c) any standard of eligibility or Reserve established or modified by the Administrative Agent shall bear a reasonable relationship to circumstances, conditions, events or contingencies that are the basis for such standards of eligibility or Reserve, as reasonably determined, without duplication, by the Administrative Agent in good faith, and (d) if the Initial ABL Collateral Reports have been delivered to the Administrative Agent prior to the Closing Date, then the circumstances, conditions, events or contingencies existing or arising prior to the Closing Date and, in each case, disclosed in writing in the Initial ABL Collateral Reports shall not be the basis for any such establishment or modification after the Closing Date unless such establishment or modification is based on a change in any such circumstance, condition, event or contingency after the Closing Date or on the Administrative Agent becoming aware after the Closing Date of any facts or other information (including any interpretation of applicable law) that is inconsistent with




its understanding or analysis of such circumstance, condition, event or contingency prior to the Closing Date, provided that the Administrative Agent may establish and modify a Royalty Reserve, a Rent Reserve, a reserve for sales Taxes, excise Taxes and VAT or a Reserve with respect to a third party warehouse or other bailee location in accordance with the express provisions hereof, notwithstanding that no such Reserve shall have been established on the Closing Date. Subject to the immediately preceding sentence and the other provisions hereof expressly permitting the Administrative Agent to adjust the Borrowing Base or any component thereof, the Borrowing Base at any time shall be determined by reference to the most recent Borrowing Base Certificate delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 5.1(m) or pursuant to the definition of the term “Unrestricted Subsidiary” or Section 6.8(b)(ix) or 6.8(b)(xii) (or, prior to the first such delivery, the Borrowing Base Certificate referred to in Section 3.1(c)).
Borrowing Base Certificate” means a Borrowing Base Certificate, substantially in the form of Exhibit C (with such changes thereto as may be reasonably required by the Administrative Agent from time to time to reflect the components of, or Reserves against, the Borrowing Base as provided for hereunder), together will all attachments and supporting documentation contemplated thereby, signed and certified as accurate and complete by a Financial Officer of the Borrower.
Borrowing Base Reporting Date” means (a) the last day of each calendar month or (b) during any Weekly Reporting Period, the last day of each week.
Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday or Sunday, a day that is a legal holiday under the laws of the State of New York or a day on which banking institutions located in such State are authorized or required by law to remain closed; provided that, with respect to all notices, determinations, fundings and payments in connection with the Adjusted Eurodollar Rate or any Eurodollar Rate Loan, such day is also a day for trading by and between banks in Dollar deposits in the London interbank market.
Capital Lease Obligations” of any Person means the obligations of such Person to pay rent or other amounts under any lease of (or other arrangement conveying the right to use) real or personal property, or a combination thereof, which obligations are required to be classified and accounted for as capital leases on a balance sheet of such Person in conformity with GAAP. The amount of such obligations shall be the capitalized amount thereof determined in conformity with GAAP, and the final maturity of such obligations shall be the date of the last payment due under such lease (or other arrangement) before such lease (or other arrangement) may be terminated by the lessee without payment of a premium or penalty. For purposes of Section 6.2, a Capital Lease Obligation shall be deemed to be secured by a Lien on the property being leased and such property shall be deemed to be owned by the lessee.
Cash” means money, currency or a credit balance in any demand or deposit account.




Cash Collateralize” means, with respect to any Obligation, to provide and pledge (as a first priority perfected security interest) Cash collateral in Dollars, at a location and pursuant to documentation in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the applicable Issuing Bank. The term “Cash Collateral” shall have a meaning correlative to the foregoing and shall include the proceeds of such Cash collateral and other credit support.
Cash Dominion Period” means each period (a) commencing on any day when Excess Availability is less than 10% of the Maximum Credit and continuing until the first day thereafter on which Excess Availability shall have been greater than 10% of the Maximum Credit for at least 30 consecutive days or (b) commencing on any day when a Specified Event of Default shall have occurred and continuing until the first day thereafter on which no Specified Event of Default shall have existed for at least 30 consecutive days and the Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate to that effect from an Authorized Officer of the Borrower; provided that if a Cash Dominion Period (whether commencing under clause (a) or (b) above) is the third such period to have commenced in any 12-month period or the fifth such period to have commenced since the Closing Date, then, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, such Cash Dominion Period shall be deemed to exist and continue at all times thereafter.
Cash Equivalents” means, as at any date of determination, any of the following: (a) marketable securities (i) issued or directly and unconditionally guaranteed as to interest and principal by the United States of America or (ii) issued by any agency of the United States of America, in each case maturing within two years after such date; (b) marketable direct obligations issued by any State of the United States of America or the District of Columbia or any political subdivision of any such State or District or any public instrumentality thereof, in each case maturing within two years after such date and having, at the time of the acquisition thereof, a rating of at least A‑1 from S&P or at least P‑1 from Moody’s; (c) commercial paper maturing no more than 270 days from the date of creation thereof and having, at the time of the acquisition thereof, a rating of at least A‑1 from S&P or at least P‑1 from Moody’s; (d) certificates of deposit or bankers’ acceptances maturing within one year after such date and issued or accepted by any Lender or by any commercial bank organized under the laws of the United States of America, any State thereof or the District of Columbia that (i) is at least “adequately capitalized” (as defined in the regulations of its primary Federal banking regulator) and (ii) has Tier 1 capital (as defined in such regulations) of not less than $1,000,000,000; (e) fully collateralized repurchase agreements with a term of not more than 30 days for securities described in clause (a) above and entered into with a financial institution satisfying the criteria of clause (d) above; (f) shares of any money market mutual fund that (i) has substantially all its assets invested continuously in the types of investments referred to in clauses (a) through (d) above, (ii) has net assets of not less than $5,000,000,000 and (iii) has the highest rating obtainable from either S&P or Moody’s; (g) in the case of any Foreign Subsidiary, other short-term investments that are analogous to the foregoing, are of comparable credit quality and are customarily used by companies in the jurisdiction of such Foreign Subsidiary for cash management purposes; and (h) marketable corporate bonds for which an active trading market exists and price




quotations are available, in each case maturing within two years after such date and issued by Persons that are not Affiliates of the Borrower and where such Persons (i) in the case of any such bonds maturing more than 12 months from the date of the acquisition thereof, have a long-term credit rating of at least AA- from S&P or Aa3 from Moody’s or (ii) in the case of any such bonds maturing less than or equal to 12 months from the date of the acquisition thereof, have a long-term credit rating of at least A+ from S&P or A1 from Moody’s, provided that the portfolio of any such bonds included as Cash Equivalents at any time shall have a weighted average maturity of not more than 360 days.
Cash Management Services” means cash management and related services provided to the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, including treasury, depository, return items, overdraft, controlled disbursement, cash sweeps, zero balance arrangements, merchant stored value cards, e-payables, electronic funds transfer, interstate depository network and automatic clearing house transfer (including the Automated Clearing House processing of electronic funds transfers through the direct Federal Reserve Fedline system) services and credit cards, credit card processing services, debit cards, stored value cards and commercial cards (including so-called “‘purchase cards”, “procurement cards” or “p-cards”) arrangements.
Cash Management Services Provider” means any Person that (a) is, or was on the Closing Date, an Agent, the Arranger or any Affiliate of any of the foregoing, whether or not such Person shall have been an Agent, the Arranger or any Affiliate of any of the foregoing at the time the applicable agreement in respect of Cash Management Services was entered into, (b) is a counterparty to an agreement in respect of Cash Management Services in effect on the Closing Date and is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender as of the Closing Date or (c) becomes a counterparty after the Closing Date to an agreement in respect of Cash Management Services at a time when such Person is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender.
CFC” means (a) each Person that is a “controlled foreign personcorporation” for purposes of the Internal Revenue Code and (b) each Subsidiary of any such controlled foreign personPerson.
CFC Holding Company” means each Domestic Subsidiary that is treated as a partnership or a disregarded entity for United States federal income tax purposes and that has no material assets other than assets that consist (directly or indirectly through disregarded entities or partnerships) of Equity Interests or indebtedness (as determined for United States tax purposes) in one or more CFCs.
Change in Law” means the occurrence, after the date of this Agreement, of any of the following: (a) the adoption or taking effect of any rule, regulation, treaty or other law, (b) any change in any rule, regulation, treaty or other law or in the administration, interpretation, implementation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority or (c) the making or issuance of any request, rule, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) by any Governmental Authority; provided that, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (i) the




Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives 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, shall in each case be deemed to be a “Change in Law”, regardless of the date enacted, adopted, promulgated or issued.
Change of Control” means (a) the acquisition of ownership, directly or indirectly, beneficially or of record, by any Person or group (within the meaning of the Exchange Act and the rules of the SEC thereunder) of Equity Interests in the Borrower representing more than 35% of the aggregate ordinary voting power represented by the issued and outstanding Equity Interests in the Borrower, (b) persons who were (i) directors of the Borrower on the Closing Date, (ii) nominated by the board of directors of the Borrower or (iii) appointed by directors who were directors of the Borrower on the Closing Date or were nominated as provided in clause (ii) above, in each case other than any person whose initial nomination or appointment occurred as a result of an actual or threatened solicitation of proxies or consents for the election or removal of one or more directors on the board of directors of the Borrower (other than any such solicitation made by such board of directors), ceasing to occupy a majority of the seats (excluding vacant seats) on the board of directors of the Borrower or (c or (b) the occurrence of any “change of control” (or similar event, however denominated) under and as defined in any Permitted Senior Notes Indebtedness Document, any Permitted Term Indebtedness Document or any credit agreement, indenture or other agreement or instrument evidencing or governing the rights of the holders of any other Material Indebtedness of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary.
Claiming Guarantor” as defined in Section 7.2(b).
Class”, when used in reference to (a) any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are Revolving Loans, Swing Line Loans or Protective Advances, (b) any Commitment, refers to whether such Commitment is a Revolving Commitment or any other Class of Commitments created pursuant to Section 2.25 or 2.26 and (c) any Lender, refers to whether such Lender has a Loan or Commitment of a particular Class. Additional Classes of Loans, Borrowings, Commitments and Lenders may be created pursuant to Sections 2.25 and 2.26.
Class Limitation means the requirement that the Revolving Commitments and any additional Classes of revolving commitments established hereunder in effect at any one time shall not represent more than three separate Classes.
Closing Date” means the date on which the conditions specified in Section 3.1 have been satisfied (or waived in accordance with Section 10.5).
Closing Date Certificate” means a Closing Date Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit D.




Collateral” means, collectively, all of the property (including Equity Interests) on which Liens are purported to be granted pursuant to the Collateral Documents as security for the Obligations.
Collateral Access Agreement” means any landlord waiver, warehouseman or bailee letter or other agreement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent (including with respect to waiver or subordination of rights of and claims by such Persons with respect to such Inventory), between the Collateral Agent and any landlord for any leased real property where any Inventory is located or any third party warehouser or other bailee having the possession of any Inventory.
Collateral Agent means Goldman Sachs, in its capacity as collateral agent for the Secured Parties under the Credit Documents, and its successors in such capacity as provided in Section 9.
Collateral and Guarantee Requirement” means, at any time, the requirement that:
(a) the Collateral Agent shall have received from the Borrower and each Designated Subsidiary either (i) a counterpart of this Agreement duly executed and delivered on behalf of such Person or (ii) in the case of any Person that becomes a Designated Subsidiary after the Closing Date, a Counterpart Agreement duly executed and delivered on behalf of such Person;
(b) the Collateral Agent shall have received from the Borrower and each Designated Subsidiary either (i) a counterpart of the Pledge and Security Agreement duly executed and delivered on behalf of such Person or (ii) in the case of any Person that becomes a Designated Subsidiary after the Closing Date, a supplement to the Pledge and Security Agreement, in the form specified therein, duly executed and delivered on behalf of such Person and (ii) an acknowledgment of the Intercreditor Agreement, in the form specified therein, duly executed and delivered on behalf of such Person;
(c) in the case of any Person that becomes a Designated Subsidiary after the Closing Date, the Administrative Agent shall have received, to the extent reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, documents, opinions and certificates with respect to such Designated Subsidiary of the type referred to in Sections 3.1(b), 3.1(i), 3.1(m) and 3.1(r);
(d) all Equity Interests owned by or on behalf of any Credit Party shall have been pledged pursuant to the Pledge and Security Agreement and, in the case of Equity Interests in any Foreign Subsidiary, where the Collateral Agent reasonably requests in connection with the pledge of such Equity Interests, a Foreign Pledge Agreement (provided that the Credit Parties shall not be required to pledge (i) more than 65% of the outstanding voting Equity Interests in any CFC or CFC Holding Company or (ii) Equity Interests constituting Excluded Property) and the Collateral




Agent shall, to the extent required by the Pledge and Security Agreement or such Foreign Pledge Agreement, have received certificates or other instruments representing all such Equity Interests, together with undated stock powers or other instruments of transfer with respect thereto endorsed in blank;
(e) (i) all Indebtedness owed by any Credit Party to any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Credit Party shall be subordinated to the Obligations pursuant to the Intercompany Indebtedness Subordination Agreement, (ii) all Indebtedness of any Person (other than the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary) in a principal amount of $1,500,000 or more that is owing to any Credit Party shall be evidenced by a promissory note and (iii) all the promissory notes referred to in clause (ii) above, and all promissory notes evidencing any Indebtedness of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary that is owing to any Credit Party, shall, in each case, have been pledged pursuant to the Pledge and Security Agreement, and the Collateral Agent shall have received all such notes, together with undated instruments of transfer with respect thereto endorsed in blank;
(f) all instruments and documents, including UCC financing statements, required by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Collateral Agent to be filed, registered or recorded to create the Liens intended to be created by the Collateral Documents and to perfect such Liens to the extent required by, and with the priority required by, the Collateral Documents shall have been filed, registered or recorded or delivered to the Collateral Agent for filing, registration or recording;
(g) the Collateral Agent shall have received (i) a Mortgage with respect to each Material Real Estate Asset, duly executed and delivered by the record owner of such Material Real Estate Asset (and in the event any Material Real Estate Asset subject to a Mortgage pursuant to this definition is located in a jurisdiction that imposes mortgage recording taxes or any similar taxes, fees or charges, the amount secured by such Mortgage shall be limited to the fair market value of such Material Real Estate Asset (as determined reasonably and in good faith by the Borrower)), (ii) a policy or policies of title insurance or a marked up commitment or signed pro forma therefor (each, a “Mortgage Policy”) issued by a nationally recognized title insurance company insuring the Lien of each Mortgage as a valid and enforceable Lien on the Material Real Estate Asset described therein, free of any other Liens other than Permitted Liens, which policies shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent, together with such endorsements, coinsurance and reinsurance as the Collateral Agent may reasonably request, (iii) a completed Flood Certificate with respect to each Material Real Estate Asset, which Flood Certificate shall be addressed to the Collateral Agent and shall otherwise comply with the Flood Program, (iv) if such Material Real Estate Asset is a Flood Hazard Property, (x) a written acknowledgement from the applicable Credit Party of receipt of written notification from the Collateral Agent as to the existence of such Material Real Estate Asset and as to whether the community in which such Material Real Estate Asset is located is participating in the Flood Program and (y) if such Material




Real Estate Asset is located in a community that participates in the Flood Program, evidence that the applicable Credit Party has obtained a policy of flood insurance that is in compliance with all applicable requirements of the Flood Program and (v) such surveys, abstracts, appraisals, legal opinions and other documents as the Collateral Agent may reasonably request with respect to any such Mortgage or Material Real Estate Asset;
(h) with respect to each deposit account and each securities account maintained by any Credit Party with any depository bank or securities intermediary (other than (i) any deposit account or securities account that constitutes Excluded Property and (ii) deposit accounts the daily balance in which does not at any time exceed $1,500,000 for any such account or $5,000,000 for all such accounts), the Collateral Agent shall have received a counterpart, duly executed and delivered by the applicable Credit Party and such depositary bank or securities intermediary, as the case may be, of a Control Agreement; provided that each Collection Lockbox, Collection Deposit Account and Concentration Deposit Account shall be subject to a Control Agreement as and to the extent required by Section 5.15; and
(i) each Credit Party shall have obtained all Collateral Access Agreements required to be obtained by it pursuant to this Agreement and all other consents and approvals reasonably required (in the good faith judgment of the Borrower) to be obtained by it in connection with the execution and delivery of all Collateral Documents to which it is a party, the performance of its obligations thereunder and the granting by it of the Liens thereunder.
Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the foregoing definition shall not require (a) compliance with the requirements of clause (g) above with respect to any Specified Real Estate Asset prior to the date that is the earlier of (i) 90 days after the Borrower determines that it will no longer pursue the Specified Disposition or that such Specified Real Estate Asset will not be part of the Specified Disposition and (ii) the first anniversary of the Closing Date, (b) compliance with the requirements of clause (h) above and (with respect to any Collateral Access Agreement) clause (i) above prior to the date that is 90 days after the Closing Date (or such later date as the Collateral Agent may agree to in writing) or (c) the creation or perfection of pledges of or security interests in, or the obtaining of title insurance, surveys, legal opinions, consents, approvals or other deliverables with respect to, any particular assets of the Credit Parties if and for so long as the Collateral Agent, in consultation with the Borrower, determines that the cost of creating or perfecting such pledges or security interests in such assets, or obtaining such deliverables (including the cost of obtaining flood insurance, if required) shall be excessive in view of the benefits to be obtained by the Lenders therefrom.
The Collateral Agent may grant extensions of time for the creation and perfection of security interests in or the obtaining of title insurance, legal opinions, consents, approvals or other deliverables with respect to particular assets or the provision of any Obligations Guarantee by any Restricted Subsidiary (including extensions beyond the




Closing Date or in connection with assets acquired, or Restricted Subsidiaries formed or acquired, after the Closing Date) where it determines that such action cannot be accomplished without undue effort or expense by the time or times at which it would otherwise be required to be accomplished by this Agreement or the Collateral Documents.
Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this definition or anything in this Agreement or any other Credit Document to the contrary:
(a) Liens required to be granted from time to time pursuant to the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement shall be subject to exceptions and limitations set forth in the Collateral Documents and, to the extent appropriate in the applicable jurisdiction, as agreed between the Administrative Agent and the Borrower;
(b) the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement shall not apply to any of the following assets (collectively, the “Excluded Property”; each capitalized term used in this clause (b) but not defined in this Agreement having the meaning given to it in the Pledge and Security Agreement): (i) any Leasehold Property and any Real Estate Asset that is not a Material Real Estate Asset, (ii) any motor vehicles and other assets subject to certificates of title, except to the extent perfection of a security interest therein may be accomplished by the filing of UCC financing statements or an equivalent thereof in appropriate form in the applicable jurisdiction, (iii) any Commercial Tort Claim as to which the claim thereunder is less than $3,000,000, (iv) any Deposit Account (A) that is a disbursement account the funds in which (I) are used solely for the payment of salaries and wages, workers’ compensation and similar expenses and (II) in the aggregate do not at any time exceed the aggregate amount that the Borrower determines reasonably and in good faith would be required to make such payments becoming due and payable during the following 30 days, (B) the funds in which consist solely of funds held by any Credit Party in trust for any director, officer or employee of the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries or any employee benefit plan maintained by the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries and (C) the funds in which consist solely of cash earnest money deposits or funds deposited under escrow or similar arrangements in connection with any letter of intent or purchase agreement for an Acquisition or any other Investment permitted hereunder, (v) (A) any assets if, for so long and to the extent a security interest may not be granted in such assets as a matter of applicable law and (B) any lease, license, contract or other agreement or any rights or interests thereunder if, for so long and to the extent the grant of a security interest therein would (x) constitute or result in (1) the unenforceability of any right, title or interest of the applicable Credit Party in or (2) a breach or termination pursuant to the terms of, or a default under, such lease, license, contract or other agreement or (y) require a consent, approval, license or authorization not obtained from a Governmental Authority or third party, except, in each case under this clause (v), to the extent that such law or the terms in such lease, license, contract or other agreement providing for such prohibition, breach, right of termination or default or requiring such consent, approval, license or authorization is ineffective under the UCC or other applicable law, provided that this




clause (v) shall not exclude Proceeds thereof and Accounts and Payment Intangibles arising therefrom the assignment of which is expressly deemed effective under the UCC, (vi) any property subject to a Lien securing purchase money obligation or Capital Lease Obligation (or any Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof) if, for so long and to the extent the grant of a security interest therein would constitute or result in a breach or a default under the related agreements, except, in each case under this clause (vi), to the extent that such breach or default is ineffective under the UCC or other applicable law, provided that this clause (vi) shall apply only if such Lien and such purchase money obligation or Capital Lease Obligation are permitted hereunder, (vii) any licenses or state or local franchises, charters and authorizations of a Governmental Authority if, for so long and to the extent the grant of a security interest therein is prohibited or restricted by applicable law, except, in each case under this clause (vii), to the extent that such prohibition or restriction is ineffective under the UCC or other applicable law, (viii) Equity Interests in any Person that is not a wholly owned Restricted Subsidiary if, for so long and to the extent (A) the Organizational Documents of such Person or any related joint venture, shareholders’ or similar agreement prohibits or restricts such pledge without the consent of any Person other than the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary (it being understood that neither the Borrower nor any Guarantor Subsidiary shall be required to seek the consent of third parties thereunder), (B) in the case of any Person that is not a Restricted Subsidiary (including any Unrestricted Subsidiary), such Equity Interests have been pledged in connection with any Indebtedness of such Person (but only to the extent that such Equity Interests remain pledged in connection with such Indebtedness)) or (C) Margin Stock, (ix) any “intent to use” trademark application for which a statement of use has not been filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, but only to the extent that the grant of a security interest therein would invalidate such trademark application, (x) any assets to the extent the grant of a security interest in such assets would result in material adverse tax consequences to the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, as reasonably determined by the Borrower and notified by the Borrower to the Collateral Agent in writing, and (xi) Letter-of-Credit Rights, except to the extent constituting a Supporting Obligation of other Collateral as to which perfection of a security interest therein may be accomplished solely by the filing of a UCC financing statement in the applicable jurisdiction (it being understood that no actions shall be required to perfect a security interest in a Letter-of-Credit Rights, other than the filing of a UCC financing statement), in each case of this clause (b) other than any Proceeds, substitutions or replacements of the foregoing (unless such Proceeds, substitutions or replacements themselves would constitute assets described in clauses (i) through (xi) above); provided, in each case, that (x) such assets shall constitute Excluded Property only if they are not subject to any Lien securing any Permitted Term Indebtedness and (y) no Account or Inventory that at any time is included in the Borrowing Base (or reported to be included in the Borrowing Base in any Borrowing Base Certificate or other calculation of the Borrowing Base delivered by the Borrower hereunder) shall constitute an Excluded Property;




(c) except with respect to Indebtedness represented or evidenced by certificates or instruments to the extent required by clause (e) of the first paragraph of this definition, perfection by possession or “control” shall not be required with respect to any promissory notes or other evidences of Indebtedness owned by a Credit Party and constituting Collateral;
(d) no actions in any jurisdiction outside of the United States or that are necessary to create or perfect any security interest in assets located or titled outside of the United States shall be required, other than in connection with (i) the entry into Foreign Pledge Agreements reasonably requested by the Collateral Agent as required by clause (d) of the first paragraph of this definition, (ii) any Eligible Inventory or (iii) any Eligible Foreign Receivable; and
(e) no Credit Party shall be required to deliver to the Collateral Agent any certificates or instruments representing or evidencing, or any stock powers or other instruments of transfer in respect of, Equity Interests in any Subsidiary that is not a Material Subsidiary.
Collateral Documents” means the Pledge and Security Agreement, the Mortgages, the Intellectual Property Grants of Security Interest, the Collateral Access Agreements, the Control Agreements, the Foreign Pledge Agreements, if any, and all other instruments, documents and agreements delivered by or on behalf of any Credit Party pursuant to this Agreement or any of the other Credit Documents in order to grant to, or perfect in favor of, the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, a Lien on any property of such Credit Party as security for the Obligations.
Collateral Questionnaire” means the Collateral Questionnaire delivered by the Borrower and the Acquired Company pursuant to Section 3.1(i).
Collection Deposit Account” as defined in Section 5.15(a).
Collection Lockbox” as defined in Section 5.15(a).
Commitment” means a Revolving Commitment or any other Class of Commitment created pursuant to Section 2.25 or 2.26.
Commitment Letter means the Amended and Restated Commitment Letter dated March 10, 2014, among Goldman Sachs, Jefferies Finance LLC, PNC Bank, National Association, RBS Citizens, N.A., Stifel Financial Corporation, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., U.S. Bank National Association, U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. and the Borrower (including any joinders thereto entered into subsequent to March 10, 2014).
Commodity Exchange Act” means the Commodity Exchange Act (7 USC. § 1 et seq.), as amended from time to time, and any successor statute.




Compliance Certificate” means a Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit E.
Concentration Deposit Account” means an account (which shall not be a disbursement account) of the Borrower designated by written notice to the Administrative Agent as the “Concentration Deposit Account” not later than the date that is 120 days after the Closing Date (or such later date as the Administrative Agent shall agree).
Confidential Information Memorandum” means the Confidential Information Memorandum dated March 2014 relating to the Borrower and the Transactions.
Connection Income Taxes” means Other Connection Taxes that are imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated) or that are franchise Taxes or branch profits Taxes.
Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA” means, for any period:
(a) Consolidated Net Income for such period; plus
(b) an amount which, in the determination of Consolidated Net Income for such period, has been deducted (or, in the case of amounts pursuant to clauses (ix) and (xii) below, not already included in Consolidated Net Income) for, without duplication:
(i) total interest expense determined in conformity with GAAP (including (A) amortization of original issue discount resulting from the issuance of Indebtedness at less than par, (B) all commissions, discounts and other fees and charges owed with respect to letters of credit or bankers’ acceptances, (C) non-cash interest payments, (D) the interest component of Capital Lease Obligations, (E) net payments, if any, made (less net payments, if any, received) pursuant to interest rate Hedge Agreements with respect to Indebtedness, (F) amortization or write-off of deferred financing fees, debt issuance costs, commissions, fees and expenses, including commitment, letter of credit and administrative fees and charges with respect to the credit facilities established hereunder and with respect to other Indebtedness permitted to be incurred hereunder, and (G) any expensing of commitment and other financing fees) and, to the extent not reflected in such total interest expense, any losses on hedging obligations or other derivative instruments entered into for the purpose of hedging interest rate risk, net of interest income and gains on such hedging obligations, and costs of surety bonds in connection with financing activities (whether amortized or immediately expensed), for such period,
(ii) provision for taxes based on income, revenues, profits or capital, including Federal, foreign, state, local, franchise, excise and similar taxes and foreign withholding taxes paid or accrued during such period, including




(A) penalties and interest related to such taxes or arising from any tax examinations and (B) in respect of repatriated funds, for such period,
(iii) total depreciation expense and total amortization expense for such period,
(iv) extraordinary, unusual or nonrecurring charges, expenses or losses for such period,
(v) any charges, expenses or losses for such period attributable to disposed, abandoned or discontinued operations,
(vi) any after‑tax losses attributable to any Disposition of assets by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, other than Dispositions of inventory and other Dispositions in the ordinary course of business,
(vii) non-cash charges, expenses or losses for such period, including (A) impairment charges and reserves and any other write-down or write-off of assets, (B) non-cash fair value adjustments of Investments and (C) non-cash compensation expense, but excluding (1) any such non-cash charge, expense or loss to the extent that it represents an amortization of a prepaid cash expense that was paid and not expensed in a prior period or write-down or write-off or reserves with respect to accounts receivable (including any addition to bad debt reserves or bad debt expense) or inventory and (2) any noncash charge, expense or loss to the extent it represents an accrual of or a reserve for cash expenditures in any future period, provided that, at the option of the Borrower, notwithstanding the exclusion in this clause (2) any such noncash charge, expense or loss may be added back in determining Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for the period in which it is recognized, so long as any cash expenditure made on account thereof in any future period is deducted pursuant to clause (d) of this definition,
(viii) restructuring charges, accruals and reserves, severance costs, relocation costs, retention and completion bonuses, integration costs and business optimization expenses, including any restructuring costs, business optimization expenses and integration costs related to Acquisitions, project start-up costs, transition costs, costs related to the opening, closure and/or consolidation of offices and facilities (including the termination or discontinuance of activities constituting a business), contract termination costs, recruiting, signing and completion bonuses and expenses, future lease commitments, systems establishment costs, conversion costs, excess pension charges and curtailments or modifications to pension and post-retirement employee benefit plans (including any settlement of pension liabilities) and consulting fees, for such period;




(ix) the amount of net cost savings, operating expense reductions, other operating improvements and synergies projected by the Borrower in good faith to be realized (calculated on a pro forma basisPro Forma Basis as though such items had been realized on the first day of the applicable Test Period) as a result of actions taken or to be taken in connection with the Merger, the Life Sciences Sale or any other Pro Forma Event, net of the amount of actual benefits realized during such period that are otherwise included in the calculation of Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA from such actions, provided that (A)(1) such cost savings, operating expense reductions, other operating improvements and synergies are reasonably identifiable, factually supportable and reasonably anticipated to be realized within the timeframe set forth in clause (2) below, as determined in good faith by the Borrower, (2) such actions (or substantial steps in respect of such actions) have been taken or are to be taken within 18 months after the consummation of the Merger, the Life Sciences Sale or such other Pro Forma Event, as applicable, which is expected to result in such cost savings, operating expense reductions, operating improvements or synergies and (3) if the Borrower is otherwise required under this Agreement to deliver to the Administrative Agent a certificate of an Authorized Officer in connection with such Pro Form Event or any related Pro Forma Event, then such certificate (and, in any event, the Compliance Certificate for any Test Period with respect to which any amount shall have been added pursuant to this clause (ix) with respect to such Pro Forma Event) shall include a certification by a Financial Officer of the Borrower that the requirements of clauses (1) and (2) above with respect to such Pro Form Event have been satisfied, (B) no cost savings, operating expense reductions, operating improvements and synergies shall be added pursuant to this clause (ix) to the extent duplicative of any items otherwise added in calculating Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA, whether pursuant to the requirements of Section 1.2(b) or otherwise, for such period, (C) projected (and not yet realized) amounts may no longer be added in calculating Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA pursuant to this clause (ix) after 18 months after the consummation of the Merger, the Life Sciences Sale or such other Pro Forma Event, as applicable, and (D) the aggregate amount of such cost savings, operating expense reductions, other operating improvements and synergies added in reliance on this clause (ix) for any period of four consecutive Fiscal Quarters shall not exceed 20% of Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for such period calculated before giving effect to any such addbacks and adjustments,
(x) fees, costs and expenses incurred in connection with the Transactions during such period,
(xi) transaction fees and expenses incurred, or amortization thereof, during such period in connection with, to the extent permitted hereunder, any Acquisition or other Investment, any Disposition (other than in the ordinary




course of business), any Insurance/Condemnation Event, any incurrence of Indebtedness, any issuance of Equity Interests or any amendments or waivers of the Credit Documents or any agreements or instruments relating to any other Indebtedness permitted hereunder, in each case, whether or not consummated,
(xii) charges, expenses, losses and lost profits for such period to the extent indemnified or insured by a third party, including expenses covered by indemnification provisions in connection with any Acquisition or Disposition permitted by this Agreement and lost profits covered by business interruption insurance, in each case, to extent that coverage has not been denied and only so long as such amounts are either actually reimbursed to the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary during such period or the Borrower has made a good faith determination that there exists reasonable evidence that such amounts will be reimbursed to the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary within 12 months after the related amount is first added to Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA pursuant to this clause (xii),
(xiii) cash receipts (or any netting arrangements resulting in reduced cash expenses) during such period not included in Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA in any prior period to the extent non-cash gains relating to such receipts were deducted in the calculation of Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA pursuant to clause (c) below for any prior period and not added back,
(xiv) net losses during such period (A) resulting from fair value accounting required by FASB Accounting Standard Codification 815, (B) relating to mark-to-market of amounts denominated in foreign currencies resulting from the application of FASB Accounting Standard Codification 830 or (C) attributable to foreign currency translation,
(xv) any losses for such period attributable to early extinguishment of Indebtedness or obligations under any Hedge Agreement or other derivative instrument,
(xvi) cash expenses relating to contingent or deferred payments in connection with any Acquisition or other Investment permitted hereunder (including earn-outs, non-compete payments, consulting payments and similar obligations) and any adjustments thereof and any purchase price adjustments for such period, and
(xvii) any income (or loss) attributable to non-controlling interests in any non-wholly owned Restricted Subsidiary; minus
(c) an amount which, in the determination of Consolidated Net Income for such period, has been included for, without duplication:




(i) all extraordinary, unusual or nonrecurring gains and items of income during such period,
(ii) any gains or income attributable to disposed, abandoned or discontinued operations,
(iii) any after‑tax gains attributable to any Disposition of assets by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, other than Dispositions of inventory and other Dispositions in the ordinary course of business,
(iv) any non-cash gains or income (other than the accrual of revenue in the ordinary course) during such period, but excluding any such items in respect of which cash was received in a prior period or will be received in a future period,
(v) net gains during such period (A) resulting from fair value accounting required by FASB Accounting Standard Codification 815, (B) relating to mark-to-market of amounts denominated in foreign currencies resulting from the application of FASB Accounting Standard Codification 830 or (C) attributable to foreign currency translation, and
(vi) any gains for such period attributable to early extinguishment of Indebtedness or obligations under any Hedge Agreement or other derivative instrument; minus
(d) to the extent not deducted in Consolidated Net Income during such period, all cash payments made during such period on account of non-cash charges that were added back in calculating Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for a prior period in reliance on the proviso to clause (b)(vii) above.
For the avoidance of doubt, Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for any period prior to the Closing Date shall be determined on a Pro Forma Basis giving effect to the Transactions as if they had been consummated on the first day of such period.
Consolidated Capital Expenditures” means, for any period, the aggregate of all expenditures made by the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries during such period that are or should be included in “purchase of property, plant and equipment” or similar items on a consolidated statement of cash flows of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries for such period prepared in conformity with GAAP; provided that Consolidated Capital Expenditures shall not include any expenditures that constitute an Acquisition permitted under Section 6.6. For the avoidance of doubt, Consolidated Capital Expenditures for any period prior to the Closing Date shall be determined on a Pro Forma Basis giving effect to the Transactions as if they had been consummated on the first day of such period.
Consolidated Cash Interest Expense” means, for any period, (a) the sum, without duplication, of (i) total interest expense (including imputed interest expense in




respect of Capital Lease Obligations) for the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries for such period in respect of Indebtedness of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, determined on a consolidated basis in conformity with GAAP, and any interest or other financing costs becoming payable during such period in respect of Indebtedness of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to the extent such interest or other financing costs shall have been capitalized rather than included in total interest expense for such period in conformity with GAAP (including under this clause (i) all commissions, discounts and other fees and charges owed with respect to letters of credit and bankers’ acceptance financing and net cash payments, if any, made (less net cash payments, if any, received) under interest rate Hedge Agreements with respect to Indebtedness of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary), and (ii) any cash payments made during such period in respect of obligations referred to in clause (c)(ii) below relating to Long-Term Indebtedness that were amortized or accrued in a previous period, minus (b) cash interest income of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, determined on a consolidated basis in conformity with GAAP, minus (c) to the extent included in such total interest expense for such period, the sum, without duplication, of (i) amortization or write-down of capitalized interest or other financing costs paid in a previous period or of any other amounts of noncash interest, (ii) the accretion or accrual of discounted liabilities during such period, (iii) noncash interest expense attributable to the movement of the mark-to-market valuation of obligations under Hedge Agreements or other derivative instruments pursuant to FASB Accounting Standards Codification 815, (iv) any one-time cash costs associated with breakage in respect of interest rate Hedge Agreements, (v) fees and expenses associated with the consummation of the Transactions, (vi) annual agency fees paid to (x) the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent and (y) the administrative agent or collateral agent with respect to Permitted Term Indebtedness, (vii) non-recurring costs associated with obtaining Hedge Agreements, (viii) penalties and interest on Taxes, (ix) payment-in-kind interest that will not be payable in Cash until the final maturity of the Indebtedness in respect of which such interest is accrued and (x) any other item neither paid in Cash nor that will become payable in Cash on or prior to the date that is 12 months after the last day of such period, all as calculated on a consolidated basis for the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries in conformity with GAAP. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, determinations of Consolidated Cash Interest Expense shall exclude all impacts of the application of purchase accounting as a result of any Acquisition. For the avoidance of doubt, Consolidated Cash Interest Expense for any period prior to the Closing Date shall be determined on a Pro Forma Basis giving effect to the Transactions as if they had been consummated on the first day of such period.
Consolidated Fixed Charges” means, for any period, the sum, without duplication, of (a) Consolidated Cash Interest Expense for such period, (b) the aggregate amount of scheduled principal payments made or required to be made during such period in respect of Indebtedness for borrowed money of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries (other than any such payments made by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary), (c) the aggregate amount of principal payments (other than scheduled principal payments) made during such period in respect of Indebtedness of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries (other than payments made




by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary), to the extent that such payments reduced any scheduled principal payments that would have become due during such period, (d) the aggregate amount of principal payments on Capital Lease Obligations, determined in conformity with GAAP, made by the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries during such period and (e) the aggregate amount of income taxes paid in Cash by the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries during such period. For the avoidance of doubt, Consolidated Fixed Charges for any period prior to the Closing Date shall be determined on a Pro Forma Basis giving effect to the Transactions as if they had been consummated on the first day of such period.
Consolidated Net Income” means, for any period, the net income (or loss) of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries for such period, determined on a consolidated basis in conformity with GAAP and to the extent attributable to the Borrower, provided that (a) any net income (or loss) of any Person (including any Unrestricted Subsidiary or any Person accounted for by the equity method of accounting) that is not the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary shall be excluded, except to the extent of amount of Cash and Cash Equivalents (or of other assets, but only to the extent of Cash and Cash Equivalents received during the same accounting period as such distribution of such assets as a result of a conversion of such assets into Cash or Cash Equivalents) actually distributed during such period by any such Person to the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary as a dividend or similar distribution (and except that the provisions of this clause (a) will not apply to the extent inclusion of such net income (or loss) of such Person is required for any calculation of Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA on a Pro Forma Basis), (b) the net income (or loss) of any Person accrued prior to the date it becomes a Restricted Subsidiary or is merged or consolidated with or into the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary shall be excluded (except to the extent inclusion of such net income (or loss) of such Person is required for any calculation of Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA on a Pro Forma Basis), (c) the cumulative effect of a change in accounting principles during such period shall be excluded, and (d) the accounting effects during such period of adjustments to inventory, property and equipment, goodwill and other intangible assets and deferred revenue required or permitted by GAAP (including the effects of such adjustments pushed down to the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries), and all other impacts of the application of purchase accounting, as a result of any Acquisition shall be excluded. For the avoidance of doubt, Consolidated Net Income for any period prior to the Closing Date shall be determined on a Pro Forma Basis giving effect to the Transactions as if they had been consummated on the first day of such period.
Consolidated Secured Net Debt” means, as of any date, (a) the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries outstanding as of such date, in the amount that would be reflected on a balance sheet prepared as of such date on a consolidated basis in conformity with GAAP (but without giving effect to any accounting principle that results in the amount of any such Indebtedness (other than zero coupon Indebtedness) as reflected on such balance sheet to be below the stated principal amount of such Indebtedness), consisting solely of Indebtedness for borrowed money, obligations evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or similar instruments, Capital Lease Obligations and purchase money Indebtedness, in each case only if such Indebtedness is




secured by a Lien on any asset of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, plus (b) Guarantees by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary of Indebtedness of the type (whether or not secured) described in clause (a) above of any Person other than the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary, in each case only if such Guarantees are secured by a Lien on any asset of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, minus (c) the aggregate amount of Unrestricted Cash and Cash Equivalents of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date (but disregarding the proceeds of Indebtedness that is incurred on such date).
Consolidated Total Assets” means, as of any date, the consolidated total assets of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries as set forth on the consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower as of the last day of the applicable Test Period prepared in conformity with GAAP (but excluding all amounts attributable to Unrestricted Subsidiaries); provided that prior to the first delivery of financial statements pursuant to Section 5.1(a) or 5.1(b), this definition shall be applied based on the pro forma consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower as of March 31, 2014 included in the Pro Forma Financial Statements.
Consolidated Total Net Debt” means, as of any date, (a) the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries outstanding as of such date, in the amount that would be reflected on a balance sheet prepared as of such date on a consolidated basis in conformity with GAAP (but without giving effect to any accounting principle that results in the amount of any such Indebtedness (other than zero coupon Indebtedness) as reflected on such balance sheet to be below the stated principal amount of such Indebtedness), consisting solely of Indebtedness for borrowed money, obligations evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or similar instruments, Capital Lease Obligations and purchase money Indebtedness, plus (b) Guarantees by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary of Indebtedness of the type described in clause (a) of any Person other than the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary, minus (c) the aggregate amount of Unrestricted Cash and Cash Equivalents of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date (but disregarding the proceeds of Indebtedness that is incurred on such date).
Contractual Obligation” means, with respect to any Person, any provision of any Security issued by such Person or any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, contract, undertaking or other agreement or instrument to which such Person is a party or by which such Person or any of its properties is bound or to which such Person or any of its properties is subject.
Contributing Guarantor” as defined in Section 7.2(b).
Control” means, with respect to any Person, the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies, or the dismissal or appointment of the management, of such Person, whether through the ownership of Securities, by contract, or otherwise. The words “Controlling”, “Controlled by” and “under common Control with” have correlative meanings.
Control Agreement” means, with respect to any lockbox, deposit account or securities account maintained by any Credit Party, an irrevocable lockbox agreement or




other control agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent, duly executed and delivered by such Credit Party and the depositary bank that maintains such lockbox or the depositary bank or the securities intermediary with which such account is maintained, as applicable.
Conversion/Continuation Date” means the effective date of a continuation or conversion, as the case may be, as set forth in the applicable Conversion/Continuation Notice.
Conversion/Continuation Notice” means a Conversion/Continuation Notice substantially in the form of Exhibit F.
Covenant Period” as defined in Section 6.7.
Counterpart Agreement” means a Counterpart Agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit G.
Credit Date” means the date of any Credit Extension.
Credit Document” means each of this Agreement, the Collateral Documents, the Post-Closing Letter Agreement, the Counterpart Agreements, the Extension Agreements, the Incremental Facility Agreements, the Refinancing Facility Agreements, the ABL Intercreditor Agreement, any agreement designating an additional Issuing Bank as contemplated by Section 2.4(i) and, except for purposes of Section 10.5, the Notes, if any, and any documents or certificates executed by the Borrower in favor of any Issuing Bank relating to Letters of Credit.
Credit Extension” means the making of a Loan or the issuance, amendment (if increasing the face amount thereof) or extension of a Letter of Credit.
Credit Parties” means the Borrower and the Guarantor Subsidiaries.
Current Appraisal” means, at any time, the then most recent Inventory appraisal report received by the Administrative Agent in accordance with this Agreement. As of the Closing Date, the final Inventory appraisal report (including the supplements thereto) that is referred to in the definition of “Initial ABL Collateral Reports” constitutes the Current Appraisal.
Debtor Relief Laws” means the Bankruptcy Code and all other liquidation, conservatorship, bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, moratorium, rearrangement, receivership, insolvency, reorganization or similar debtor relief laws of the United States of America or other applicable jurisdictions from time to time in effect.
Default” means a condition or event that, after notice or lapse of time or both, would constitute an Event of Default.




Defaulting Lender” means, subject to Section 2.22(b), any Lender that (a) has failed (i) to fund all or any portion of its Revolving Loans within two Business Days of the date such Loans were required to be funded hereunder, unless such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Borrower in good faith in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s determination that one or more conditions precedent to funding (which conditions precedent, together with the applicable default, if any, shall be specifically identified in such writing) has not been satisfied, or (ii) to pay to the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent, any Issuing Bank, the Swing Line Lender or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder (including in respect of its participation in Letters of Credit, Swing Line Loans or Protective Advances) within two Business Days of the date when due, (b) has notified the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or the Swing Line Lender in writing that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations hereunder, or has made a public statement to that effect (unless such writing or public statement relates to such Lender’s obligation to fund a Revolving Loan hereunder and states that such position is based on such Lender’s determination that a condition precedent to funding (which condition precedent, together with the applicable default, if any, shall be specifically identified in such writing or public statement) cannot be satisfied), (c) has failed, within three Business Days after written request by the Administrative Agent or the Borrower, to confirm in writing to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower that it will comply with its prospective funding obligations hereunder (provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon receipt of such written confirmation by Administrative Agent and Borrower), or (d) the Administrative Agent has received notification that such Lender, or a direct or indirect parent company of such Lender, (i) is insolvent, or is generally unable to pay its debts as they become due, or admits in writing its inability to pay its debts as they become due, or makes a general assignment for the benefit of its creditors or (ii) is the subject of a bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, liquidation or similar proceeding, or a receiver, trustee, conservator, intervenor or sequestrator or the like has been appointed for such Lender or its direct or indirect parent company, or such Lender or its direct or indirect parent company has taken any action in furtherance of or indicating its consent to or acquiescence in any such proceeding or appointment; provided that a Lender shall not be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of the ownership or acquisition of any Equity Interest in such Lender or any direct or indirect parent company thereof by a Governmental Authority so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Lender (or such Governmental Authority or instrumentality) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender, or (e) has, or has a direct or indirect parent company that has, become the subject of a Bail-In Action.
Designated Cash Management Services Agreement” means any agreement relating to Cash Management Services that is entered into between the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary and a Cash Management Services Provider and that is designated as a “Designated Cash Management Services Agreement” in a writing from the Borrower and such Cash Management Services Provider to the Administrative Agent in




form and detail reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent. Any such designation in writing from the Borrower and the applicable Cash Management Services Provider (or any subsequent writing from the Borrower and such Cash Management Services Provider to the Administrative Agent) may further designate any Designated Cash Management Services Agreement as being a “Designated Pari Cash Management Services Agreement” as defined under this Agreement; provided that in the event of any such further designation, such writing specifies the Designated Pari Amount with respect thereto.
Designated Cash Management Services Obligations” means all obligations of every nature of the Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary (whether absolute or contingent and howsoever and whensoever created, arising, evidenced or acquired (including all renewals, extensions and modifications thereof and substitutions therefor)) arising in respect of Cash Management Services provided under any Designated Cash Management Services Agreement.
Designated Hedge Agreement” means (a) any Hedge Agreement that is entered into between the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary and a counterparty that is, or was on the Closing Date, an Agent, the Arranger or any Affiliate of any of the foregoing, whether or not such counterparty shall have been an Agent, the Arranger or any Affiliate of any of the foregoing at the time such Hedge Agreement was entered into, (b) any Hedge Agreement that is in effect on the Closing Date between the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary and a counterparty that is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender as of the Closing Date or (c) any Hedge Agreement that is entered into after the Closing Date by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary and a counterparty that is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender at the time such Hedge Agreement is entered into and, in each case under the foregoing clauses (a) through (c), that is designated as a “Designated Hedge Agreement” in a writing from the Borrower and the applicable counterparty to the Administrative Agent in form and detail reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent. Any such designation in writing from the Borrower and the applicable counterparty (or any subsequent writing from the Borrower and such counterparty to the Administrative Agent) may further designate any Designated Hedge Agreement as being a “Designated Pari Hedge Agreement” as defined under this Agreement; provided that in the event of any such further designation, such writing specifies the Designated Pari Amount with respect thereto.
Designated Hedge Obligations” means all obligations of every nature of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary under each Designated Hedge Agreement (whether absolute or contingent and howsoever and whensoever created, arising, evidenced or acquired (including all renewals, extensions and modifications thereof and substitutions therefor)), including obligations for interest (including interest that would continue to accrue pursuant to such Designated Hedge Agreement on any such obligation after the commencement of any proceeding under the Debtor Relief Laws with respect to the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, whether or not such interest is allowed or allowable against the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary in any such proceeding), payments for early termination of such Hedge Agreement, fees, expenses and indemnification.




Designated Pari Amount” means, with respect to any Designated Cash Management Services Agreement or any Designated Hedge Agreement, an amount (up to the maximum possible amount of obligations of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries thereunder) specified in a writing from the Borrower and the applicable Cash Management Services Provider or the applicable Hedge Counterparty, as the case may be, to the Administrative Agent, which amount may be increased or decreased by further such written notice to the Administrative Agent from time to time.
Designated Pari Cash Management Services Agreement” means each Designated Cash Management Services Agreement in respect of which the notice delivered to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower and the applicable Cash Management Services Provider confirms that such Designated Cash Management Services Agreement constitutes a “Designated Pari Cash Management Services Agreement” for all purposes hereof, including Section 2.16(f), so long as, on the date of such designation (or, in the event the Designated Pari Amount with respect thereto shall increase as contemplated by the definition of such term, on the date of effectiveness of such increase), the establishment of a Designated Pari Cash Management Services Reserve in the amount of the Designated Pari Amount with respect thereto would not result in the Total Utilization of Revolving Commitments exceeding the Borrowing Base then in effect (but after giving pro forma effect to the establishment of such Designated Pari Cash Management Services Reserve).
Designated Pari Cash Management Services Reserve” means, with respect to any Designated Pari Cash Management Services Agreement, the reserve that the Administrative Agent from time to time establishes in its Permitted Discretion as being reasonably appropriate to reflect the aggregate amount of Obligations in respect of such Designated Pari Cash Management Services Agreement. Without limiting the Administrative Agent’s Permitted Discretion, a Designated Pari Cash Management Services Reserve at any time may be established by reference to the amount of such Obligations set forth in most recent Borrowing Base Certificate delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 5.1(m) (or, prior to the first such delivery, the Borrowing Base Certificate referred to in Section 3.1(c)).
Designated Pari Hedge Agreement” means each Designated Hedge Agreement in respect of which the notice delivered to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower and the applicable Hedge Counterparty confirms that such Designated Hedge Agreement constitutes a “Designated Pari Hedge Agreement” for all purposes hereof, including Section 2.16(f), so long as, on the date of such designation (or, in the event the Designated Pari Amount with respect thereto shall increase as contemplated by the definition of such term, on the date of effectiveness of such increase), the establishment of a Designated Pari Hedge Reserve in the amount of the Designated Pari Amount with respect thereto would not result in the Total Utilization of Revolving Commitments exceeding the Borrowing Base then in effect (but after giving pro forma effect to the establishment of such Designated Pari Hedge Reserve).




Designated Pari Hedge Reserves” means, with respect to any Designated Pari Hedge Agreement, the reserves that the Administrative Agent from time to time establishes in its Permitted Discretion as being reasonably appropriate to reflect the aggregate amount of Obligations in respect of such Designated Pari Hedge Agreement. Without limiting the Administrative Agent’s Permitted Discretion, a Designated Pari Hedge Reserve at any time may be established by reference to the amount of such Obligations set forth in most recent Borrowing Base Certificate delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 5.1(m) (or, prior to the first such delivery, the Borrowing Base Certificate referred to in Section 3.1(c)).
Designated Subsidiary” means each Restricted Subsidiary other than (a) any Subsidiary that is not a wholly owned Subsidiary, (b) any Subsidiary that is a CFC or a CFC Holding Company, (c) unless otherwise agreed by the Borrower, any Subsidiary that is not a Material Subsidiary, (d) any Subsidiary that is prohibited or restricted by applicable law or, in the case of any Person that becomes a Subsidiary after the Closing Date, any contract or agreement in effect at the time such Person becomes a Subsidiary (and not entered into in contemplation of or in connection with such Person becoming a Subsidiary) from providing an Obligations Guarantee (including any such prohibition or restriction arising from any requirement to obtain the consent of any Governmental Authority or any third party under such contract or other agreement) or (e) any Subsidiary where the provision of an Obligations Guarantee by such Subsidiary would result in material adverse tax consequences to the Borrower, as reasonably determined by the Borrower in consultation with the Administrative Agent; provided that no Subsidiary shall be excluded pursuant to any of the foregoing clauses of this definition if such Subsidiary shall be an obligor (including pursuant to a Guarantee) under any Permitted Senior Notes Indebtedness or any Permitted Term Indebtedness.
Dilution Factors” means, without duplication, with respect to any period, the aggregate amount of all deductions, credit memos, returns, adjustments, allowances, bad debt write-offs and other non-cash credits (including all volume discounts, trade discounts and rebates) that are recorded to reduce Accounts of the Credit Parties in a manner consistent with current and historical accounting practices of the Credit Parties.

Dilution Ratio” means, at any time, the amount (expressed as a percentage) equal to (a) the aggregate amount of the applicable Dilution Factors in respect of the Accounts of the Credit Parties for the 12 most recently ended fiscal months divided by (b) total gross invoices of the Credit Parties for such 12 most recently ended fiscal months.

Dilution Reserve” means, at any time, the product of (a) the excess of (i) the applicable Dilution Ratio at such time over (ii) 3.00%, multiplied by (b) the aggregate amount of Eligible Accounts at such time.
        
Disposition” means any sale, transfer, lease or other disposition (including any sale or issuance of Equity Interests in a Restricted Subsidiary) of any property by any Person, including any sale, transfer or other disposition, with or without recourse, of any notes or accounts receivable or any rights and claims associated therewith. “Dispose” has the meaning correlative thereto.





Disqualified Equity Interest” means, with respect to any Person, any Equity Interest in such Person that, by its terms (or by the terms of any security or other Equity Interests into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable, either mandatorily or at the option of the holder thereof), or upon the occurrence of any event or condition, (a) matures or is mandatorily redeemable (other than solely for Equity Interests in such Person that are not Disqualified Equity Interests and Cash in lieu of fractional shares of such Equity Interests), whether pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise, (b) is redeemable at the option of the holder thereof (other than solely for Equity Interests in such Person that do not constitute Disqualified Equity Interests and Cash in lieu of fractional shares of such Equity Interests), in whole or in part, or is required to be repurchased by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, in whole or in part, at the option of the holder thereof or (c) is or becomes convertible into or exchangeable for, either mandatorily or at the option of the holder thereof, Indebtedness or any other Equity Interests (other than solely for Equity Interests in such Person that do not constitute Disqualified Equity Interests and Cash in lieu of fractional shares of such Equity Interests), in each case, prior to the date that is 91 days after the latest Maturity Date (determined as of the date of issuance thereof or, in the case of any such Equity Interests outstanding on the date hereof, the date hereof), except, in the case of clauses (a) and (b), as a result of a “change of control” or “asset sale”, so long as any rights of the holders thereof upon the occurrence of such a change of control or asset sale event are subject to the prior payment in full of all Obligations described in clause (a) of the definition of the term “Obligations”, the cancelation or expiration of all Letters of Credit and the termination of the Commitments; provided that an Equity Interest in any Person that is issued to any employee or to any plan for the benefit of employees or by any such plan to such employees shall not constitute a Disqualified Equity Interest solely because it may be required to be repurchased by such Person or any of its Subsidiaries in order to satisfy applicable statutory or regulatory obligations or as a result of such employee’s termination, death or disability.
Disqualified Institution” means (a) such competitors of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries as have been identified by name in writing by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent prior to the Closing Date or from time to time thereafter and (b) Affiliates of any such competitor (i) that have been identified by name in writing by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent prior to the Closing Date or from time to time thereafter or (ii) where such Affiliate’s relationship to such competitor is readily apparent on its face from the name of such Affiliate, in each case other than any such Affiliate that is a bank, financial institution or bona fide debt fund or investment vehicle that regularly invests in commercial loans or similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of business and for which no personnel involved with the relevant competitor (A) make investment decisions or (B) have access to non-public information relating to the Borrower or any Subsidiary). Upon the request of any Lender, the Administrative Agent shall make the list of Disqualified Institutions that have been so identified by name pursuant to this definition available to such Lender. It is understood and agreed that any identification by the Borrower pursuant to this definition after the Closing Date shall not apply retroactively to disqualify any Person that shall have become a Lender or a participant prior thereto (but that no further assignments or delegations to, or sales of participations by, may be made to any such Person thereafter).




Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, each of the parties hereto acknowledges and agrees that the Administrative Agent (x) except for any Person expressly identified by name in writing by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent, shall not have any responsibility or obligation to determine whether any Lender or any potential assignee Lender is a Disqualified Institution and (y) shall not have any liability with respect to any assignment or participation made to a Disqualified Institution.
Dollars” and the sign “$” mean the lawful money of the United States of America.
Domestic Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary organized under the laws of the United States of America, any State thereof or the District of Columbia.
Drawing Document” means any Letter of Credit or other document presented for purposes of drawing under any Letter of Credit.
“EEA Financial Institution” means (a) any credit institution or investment firm established in any EEA Member Country which is subject to the supervision of an EEA Resolution Authority, (b) any entity established in an EEA Member Country that is a parent of an institution described in clause (a) above or (c) any financial institution established in an EEA Member Country that is a subsidiary of an institution described in clause (a) or (b) above and is subject to consolidated supervision with its parent.
“EEA Member Country” means any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
“EEA Resolution Authority” means any public administrative authority or any Person entrusted with public administrative authority of any EEA Member Country (including any delegee) having responsibility for the resolution of any EEA Financial Institution.
Eligible Accounts” means, at any time, the Accounts owned by the Credit Parties at such time, other than any Account to which (or to any portion of which) any of the exclusionary criteria set forth below applies. Without limiting the right of the Administrative Agent to modify the eligibility criteria in its Permitted Discretion as expressly set forth herein, Eligible Accounts shall not include any Account of any Credit Party:
(a)that (i) is not subject to a valid and perfected first priority Lien in favor of the Collateral Agent created under the Collateral Documents or (ii) is not owned by such Credit Party free and clear of all Liens and of all rights of any other Person, except (A) Liens in favor of the Collateral Agent created under the Collateral Documents, (B) Permitted Encumbrances arising as a matter of law that do not secure Indebtedness for borrowed money and do not have priority over the Lien in favor of the Collateral Agent created under the Collateral Documents and (C) any Lien permitted under Section 6.2(h);




(b)that does not arise from the sale of goods or the performance of services by such Credit Party in the ordinary course of its business (including, for the avoidance of doubt, (i) any Account that is an obligation of a customs broker or Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (or any other pass-through importer) and (ii) any Account that arises under any transitional services agreement entered into in connection with any Disposition (including the Life Sciences Sale) or in respect of any settlement of litigation or a similar proceeding);
(c)that is not evidenced by an invoice or other documentation reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (with the Administrative Agent agreeing that it will reasonably consider any form thereof proposed by an Account Debtor) that has been sent to the Account Debtor;
(d)(i) for which the goods giving rise to such Account have not been shipped to the Account Debtor or upon which such Credit Party’s right to receive payment is contingent upon the provision of any service or the fulfillment of any further obligation on the part of such Credit Party or (ii) if such Account represents a progress billing consisting of an invoice for goods sold or used or services rendered pursuant to a contract under which the Account Debtor’s obligation to pay that invoice is subject to such Credit Party’s completion of further performance under such contract or is subject to the equitable lien of a surety bond issuer;
(e)(i) that arises with respect to goods that are delivered on a bill-and-hold, sale on approval, sale-and-return, consignment, guaranteed sale or any other repurchase or return basis by reason of which the payment by the Account Debtor is or may be conditional or (ii) represent credit card sales or cash-on-delivery sales;
(f)that is payable in any currency other than Dollars; provided that an Eligible Foreign Receivable shall not be excluded as an Eligible Account pursuant to this clause so long as the currency in which it is payable is freely available, not subject to exchange controls and freely convertible to Dollars;
(g)as to which such Credit Party is not able to bring suit or otherwise enforce its remedies against the Account Debtor through judicial process;
(h)that is the obligation of any Credit Party or any Affiliate of a Credit Party or any director, officer, other employee or equity holder of any Credit Party or any such Affiliate, or by any Person that has any common officer or director with any Credit Party (other than any Person that would not be an Affiliate but for a common officer or director);
(i)that is the obligation of an Account Debtor that is a Governmental Authority, unless, in the case of any Governmental Authority of the United States of America, any State thereof or the District of Columbia, the Administrative Agent, in its Permitted Discretion, has agreed to the contrary in writing and such Credit Party, if necessary or desirable, has complied with respect to such obligation with the Federal Assignment of Claims Act of 1940, or any applicable State, county or municipal law restricting assignment thereof or perfection of Lien thereon;
(j)that is the obligation of an Account Debtor organized under the laws of, or the chief executive office of which is located in, any jurisdiction other than the United States of America, any State thereof or the District of Columbia, except to the extent (i) payment of such Account is assured by a letter of credit assigned




and delivered to, and drawable by, the Administrative Agent, satisfactory to the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion as to form, amount and issuer, (ii) such Account is covered by credit insurance in form, substance and amount, and by an insurer, satisfactory to the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion (with the extent of such coverage being determined giving effect to any foreign country limits, insured percentage amounts and credit limits under such credit insurance, it being also understood and agreed that any deductible thereunder shall reduce the amount of such Accounts that are otherwise eligible under this clause) or (iii) such Account is guaranteed by the Export-Import Bank of the United States of America in favor of the Administrative Agent on terms and pursuant to documentation satisfactory to the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion; provided that Eligible Foreign Receivables shall not be excluded as Eligible Accounts pursuant to this clause so long as the aggregate amount of Eligible Foreign Receivables included as Eligible Accounts at any time shall not exceed $7,500,000;
(k)that is the obligation of an Account Debtor that is a Sanctioned Person;
(l)to the extent that any defense, counterclaim, setoff or dispute has been asserted as to such Account (but any portion of such Account net of the amount of such defense, counterclaim, setoff or dispute shall not be excluded as an Eligible Account pursuant to this clause);
(m)to the extent that (i) such Account is subject to any security, deposit, progress payment, prepayment, retainage or other similar advance made by or for the benefit of the Account Debtor, but only to the extent thereof, or (ii) such Credit Party or any Affiliate thereof is liable for goods sold or services rendered by the Account Debtor or any Affiliate thereof to such Credit Party or any Affiliate thereof, or such Credit Party or any Affiliate thereof is otherwise monetarily obligated to the Account Debtor or any Affiliate thereof (whether contingently or otherwise, and including any such obligation in respect of any security or deposit provided by the Account Debtor or any Affiliate thereof to such Credit Party or any Affiliate thereof), but only to the extent of the potential defense, counterclaim or setoff; provided that the Borrower may at its election deem the aggregate amount of the potential defense, counterclaim or setoff applicable under this clause (ii) calculated by it for any Borrowing Base Certificate to be the applicable amount for purposes of each of the next two succeeding Borrowing Base Certificates; and provided further that no Default or Event of Default shall exist as a result of an error in good faith made by the Borrower in calculating such amount so long as the amount of such error shall not have resulted in the avoidance of a Cash Dominion Period or the making of a Specified Payment or a Restricted Junior Payment that otherwise would not have been permitted and such error is promptly corrected upon a Financial Officer of the Borrower becoming aware thereof;
(n)to the extent such Account is evidenced by a judgment, or any promissory note, instrument or chattel paper;
(o)that is in default; provided that, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, an Account shall be deemed in default upon the occurrence of any of the following:




(i)    such Account is not paid within the earlier of 60 days following its due date or (A) in the case of all Accounts other than Eligible Foreign Receivables, 90 days following its original invoice date and (B) in the case of all Eligible Foreign Receivables, 120 days following its original invoice date (it being understood in each case that “original invoice date” shall be deemed to be the original invoice date of the first invoice in the case of any Account invoiced more than once (including where any Account was partially paid and such Credit Party created a new receivable for the unpaid portion of such Account));
(ii)    any Account Debtor obligated on such Account suspends business, makes a general assignment for the benefit of creditors or fails to pay its debts generally as they come due or is assigned by the applicable Credit Party to “prepaid” status;
(iii)    a petition is filed by or against any Account Debtor obligated on such Account under any Debtor Relief Law; or
(iv)    any check or other instrument of payment with respect to such Account has been returned uncollected for any reason;
(p)that is the obligation of an Account Debtor if 50% or more of all Accounts owing by such Account Debtor and its Affiliates are ineligible pursuant to clause (o) above;
(q)to the extent that such Account, together with all other Accounts owing by such Account Debtor and its Affiliates, as of any date of determination exceed 25% of all Eligible Accounts (but only to the extent of such excess);
(r)to the extent such Account exceeds any credit limit established by the Administrative Agent, in its Permitted Discretion, following the Borrower’s receipt from the Administrative Agent of prior written notice (which such notice may be made by electronic transmission) of such limit;
(s)as to which any of the representations or warranties in the Credit Documents with respect to such Account are untrue in any material respect; or
(t)that was acquired by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in (or are owned by any Credit Party that became a Subsidiary as a result of) any Acquisition consummated after the Closing Date (or that is owned by a Credit Party that became a Restricted Subsidiary as a result of a redesignation as such of any Unrestricted Subsidiary), unless (i) a customary due diligence investigation with respect thereto has been completed (which investigation may, at the discretion of the Administrative Agent, include a field examination) to the reasonable satisfaction of the Administrative Agent to confirm the meeting of eligibility criteria or (ii) the Administrative Agent has determined, in its Permitted Discretion, not to apply with respect to such Account the ineligibility criteria set forth in this clause.
In determining the amount of an Eligible Account, the face amount of an Account shall be reduced by, to the extent not reflected as a reduction in such face amount,




unless the Administrative Agent, in its Permitted Discretion, agrees otherwise and without duplication (whether of the exclusionary criteria set forth in the definition of Eligible Accounts or of any Reserve) (i) the amount of all accrued and actual discounts, warranty and other claims, returns, credits or credits pending, promotional program allowances, price adjustments, finance charges and other allowances (including any amount that such Credit Party may be obligated to rebate to an Account Debtor pursuant to the terms of any agreement or understanding (written or oral)) and (ii) the aggregate amount of all Cash and Cash Equivalents received in respect of such Account but not yet applied by such Credit Party to reduce the amount of such Account. Standards of eligibility may be made more restrictive (and such increased restrictiveness subsequently reversed in whole or in part) from time to time, and at any time, solely by the Administrative Agent, in the exercise of its Permitted Discretion, with any such changes to be effective three Business Days after delivery of notice thereof to the Borrower and the Lenders.
Eligible Assignee” means (a) any Lender, any Affiliate of any Lender and any Related Fund (any two or more Related Funds of any Lender being treated as a single Eligible Assignee for all purposes hereof) and (b) any commercial bank, insurance company, investment or mutual fund or other Person that is an “accredited investor” (as defined in Regulation D under the Securities Act) and that extends credit or buys loans in the ordinary course of business; provided that none of (i) any natural person, (ii) any Credit Party or any Affiliate of any Credit Party or (iii) any Disqualified Institution shall be an Eligible Assignee.
Eligible Foreign Account Debtor” means an Account Debtor (a) organized under the laws of, or the chief executive office of which is located in, any jurisdiction other than the United States of America, any State thereof or the District of Columbia, (b) the common equity of which is listed on a public stock exchange (or which is a wholly-owned Subsidiary of a Person the common equity of which is listed on a public stock exchange) and (c) which has been proposed as an Eligible Foreign Account Debtor by the Borrower and accepted as such by the Administrative Agent, in its Permitted Discretion, on the Closing Date or from time to time thereafter.
Eligible Foreign Receivable” means an Account that (a) is the obligation of an Eligible Foreign Account Debtor and (b) would be an Eligible Account if clause (j) of the definition of “Eligible Account” were not given effect.
Eligible Inventory” means, at any time, the Inventory owned by the Credit Parties at such time, other than any Inventory to which any of the exclusionary criteria set forth below applies. Without limiting the right of the Administrative Agent to modify the eligibility criteria in its Permitted Discretion as expressly set forth herein, Eligible Inventory shall not include any Inventory of any Credit Party that:
(a)(i) is not subject to a valid and perfected first priority Lien in favor of the Collateral Agent created under the Collateral Documents or (ii) is not owned by such Credit Party free and clear of all Liens and of all rights of any other Person (including the rights of a customer that has made progress payments and the rights of any supplier or third party contract manufacturer that shall have supplied any raw




materials incorporated in such Inventory or manufactured such Inventory or any component thereof), except (A) Liens in favor of the Collateral Agent created under the Collateral Documents, (B) Permitted Encumbrances arising as a matter of law that do not secure Indebtedness for borrowed money and do not have priority over the Lien in favor of the Collateral Agent created under the Collateral Documents, (C) in the case of Inventory referred to in clause (d) or (f)(i) below, the Lien thereon of the landlord or the warehouseman or other bailee, as the case may be, if a Rent Reserve or another Reserve has been established with respect to such Lien on such Inventory and (D) any Lien permitted under Section 6.2(h);
(b)is not located at a location in the continental United States of America;
(c)is in transit (other than Inventory that is in transit, in each case, for a period of not more than 10 days, from one location in the continental United States of America to another location in the continental United States of America as to which the Collateral Agent’s Liens have been perfected at origin and destination);
(d)is located on real property leased by a Credit Party, unless (i) the applicable landlord has executed and delivered to the Administrative Agent a Collateral Access Agreement with respect to such location or (ii) the Administrative Agent has established a Rent Reserve;
(e)is located on real property owned by a Credit Party subject to a mortgage (or a similar Lien) in favor of a Person other than the Collateral Agent (or the administrative agent, collateral agent or a similar representative in respect of any Permitted Term Indebtedness), unless a mortgagee waiver has been delivered to the Administrative Agent in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to it;
(f)(i) is located in a third party warehouse or is otherwise in the possession of a warehouseman or other bailee, unless (A) neither such warehouseman or other bailee nor any Affiliate thereof is a merchant or otherwise is in the business of buying or selling Goods of this kind, (B) such Inventory has not been delivered to such warehouseman or other bailee for the purpose of sale or for the purpose of consumption, usage or processing by it or any Affiliate thereof, and such warehouseman or other bailee is required either to redeliver such Inventory to such Credit Party or otherwise dispose of such Inventory in accordance with the instructions of such Credit Party, (C) such warehouseman or other bailee has no ownership or other rights in such Inventory, other than a Lien thereon for charges for storage, transportation and other services provided by such warehouseman or bailee, (D) such Inventory is segregated or otherwise separately identifiable from Goods of others, if any, at the applicable location and (E) either (1) such warehouseman or other bailee has executed and delivered to the Administrative Agent a Collateral Access Agreement with respect to such Inventory or (2) an appropriate Reserve has been established by the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion; (ii) is located at a third party processing location or is otherwise in the possession of a third party processor; or (iii) is on consignment to any consignee;
(g)is covered by a negotiable bill of lading, warehouse receipt or other document of title, unless such Inventory satisfies all the other eligibility criteria and such bill of lading, warehouse receipt or other document of title has been delivered




to Administrative Agent with all necessary endorsements, free and clear of all Liens except those permitted by clause (a) above;
(h)is not of a type held for sale in the ordinary course of business of the Credit Parties;
(i)is out-of-compliance with customer specifications (including as to supplier qualifications), slow moving, expired, discontinued, contaminated, damaged, defective (including rework Inventory), seconds, unsaleable or unfit for sale;
(j)consists of supplies used or consumed in a Credit Party’s business or spare parts, maintenance parts, accessories, display items, prototypes, packaging or shipping materials, literature materials, display items or sample inventory, customer supplied parts or Inventory or replacement parts;
(k)consists of goods that have been returned or rejected by any customer;
(l)consists of (i) Hazardous Materials, other than those of a type included in finished goods, raw materials or WIP in the Current Appraisal, or (ii) Goods that do not conform in all material respects to all standards imposed by any applicable Governmental Authority;
(m)consists of goods that are bill and hold goods;
(n)contains or bears any Intellectual Property rights of any Person other than such Credit Party (including any Intellectual Property licensed to the Borrower or any Subsidiary) unless the Administrative Agent is reasonably satisfied that it may sell or otherwise dispose of such Inventory without (i) infringing the rights of such other Person, (ii) violating any Contract Obligation with such other Person or (iii) incurring any obligation or liability with respect to payment of royalties, other than royalties that would be incurred as a result of sale of such Inventory if such Inventory were sold by a Credit Party and as to which a Royalty Reserve shall have been established by the Administrative Agent;
(o)is not covered by casualty insurance as required by the provisions of this Agreement;
(p)as to which any of the representations or warranties in the Credit Documents with respect to such Inventory are untrue in any material respect; or
(q)that was acquired by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in (or are owned or originated by any Credit Party that became a Subsidiary as a result of) any Acquisition consummated after the Closing Date (or that is owned by a Credit Party that became a Restricted Subsidiary as a result of a redesignation as such of any Unrestricted Subsidiary), unless (i) a customary due diligence investigation with respect thereto has been completed (which investigation may, at the discretion of the Administrative Agent, include a field examination and an appraisal) to the reasonable satisfaction of the Administrative Agent to confirm the meeting of eligibility criteria or (ii) the Administrative Agent has determined, in its Permitted Discretion, not to apply with respect to such Inventory the ineligibility criteria set forth in this clause.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the amount of Inventory shall be adjusted to reflect general ledger adjustments that have the effect of reducing Inventory value to its appropriate GAAP value. Standards of eligibility may be made more restrictive (and such




increased restrictiveness subsequently reversed in whole or in part) from time to time, and at any time, solely by the Administrative Agent in the exercise of its Permitted Discretion, with any such changes to be effective three Business Days after delivery of notice thereof to the Borrower and the Lenders.
Eligible Non-WIP Inventory” means Eligible Inventory that is not Eligible WIP Inventory.
Eligible WIP Inventory” means Eligible Inventory consisting of work-in-process and components (including cylinder components), determined in a manner consistent with the Current Appraisal.
Employee Benefit Plan” means any “employee benefit plan”, as defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA, that is sponsored, maintained or contributed to by, or required to be contributed to by, the Borrower, any Restricted Subsidiary or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates.
Environmental Claim” means any investigation, written notice or demand, claim, action, suit, proceeding, abatement order or other order or directive (conditional or otherwise) by any Governmental Authority or by or on behalf of any other Person, arising (a) pursuant to or in connection with any actual or alleged violation of, or liability under, any Environmental Law, (b) in connection with any presence or Release of any Hazardous Material or any actual or alleged Hazardous Materials Activity or (c) in connection with any actual or alleged damage, injury, threat or harm to the health and safety of any Person or to natural resources or the environment.
Environmental Laws” means all laws (including common law), statutes, ordinances, orders, rules, regulations, codes, decrees, directives, judgments, Governmental Authorizations or any other requirements of, or binding agreements with, Governmental Authorities relating to (a) pollution or protection of the environment and natural resources, (b) the generation, use, storage, transportation, recycling or disposal, including the arrangement for recycling or disposal, or Release of, or exposure to, Hazardous Materials or (c) occupational safety and health or industrial hygiene, each with respect to the protection of human health from exposure to Hazardous Materials, in any manner applicable to the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary or to any Facility.
Equity Interests” means any and all shares, interests, participations or other equivalents (however designated) of capital stock of a corporation, any and all equivalent ownership interests in a Person (other than a corporation), including partnership interests and membership interests, and any and all warrants, rights or options to purchase or acquire any of the foregoing (other than, prior to the date of such conversion, Indebtedness that is convertible into any such Equity Interests).
ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.




ERISA Affiliate” means, with respect to any Person, (a) any corporation that is a member of a controlled group of corporations within the meaning of Section 414(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of which such Person is a member, (b) any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) that is a member of a group of trades or businesses under common control within the meaning of Section 414(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of which such Person is a member and (c) for purposes of provisions relating to Section 412 of the Internal Revenue Code, any member of an affiliated service group within the meaning of Section 414(m) or 414(o) of the Internal Revenue Code of which such Person, any corporation described in clause (a) above or any trade or business described in clause (b) above is a member. Any Person that was, but has since ceased to be, an ERISA Affiliate (within the meaning of the previous sentence) of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary shall continue to be considered an ERISA Affiliate of the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary within the meaning of this definition for six years after such creation.
ERISA Event” means (a) a “reportable event” within the meaning of Section 4043(c) of ERISA and the regulations issued thereunder with respect to any Pension Plan (excluding those for which the provision for notice to the PBGC is waived), (b) the failure of the Borrower, any Restricted Subsidiary or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates to meet the minimum funding standard of Section 412 of the Internal Revenue Code or Section 302 of ERISA with respect to any Pension Plan, (c) the filing pursuant to Section 412(c) of the Internal Revenue Code or Section 302(c) of ERISA of an application for a waiver of the minimum funding standard with respect to any Pension Plan, (d) the failure to make by its due date a required installment under Section 430(j) of the Internal Revenue Code with respect to any Pension Plan or the failure of the Borrower, any Restricted Subsidiary or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates to make any required contribution to a Multiemployer Plan (unless any such failures are corrected by the final due date for the plan year for which such failures occurred), (e) the provision by the administrator of any Pension Plan pursuant to Section 4041(a)(2) of ERISA of a written notice of intent to terminate such plan in a distress termination described in Section 4041(c) of ERISA, (f) the withdrawal by the Borrower, any Restricted Subsidiary or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates from any Pension Plan with two or more contributing sponsors or the termination of any such Pension Plan resulting in liability to the Borrower, any Restricted Subsidiary or any of their respective Affiliates pursuant to Section 4063 or 4064 of ERISA, (g) the institution by the PBGC of proceedings to terminate any Pension Plan, or the occurrence of any condition or event that could reasonably be expected to be constitute grounds under ERISA for the termination of, or the appointment of a trustee to administer, any Pension Plan, (h) the imposition of liability on the Borrower, any Restricted Subsidiary or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates pursuant to Section 4062(e) or 4069 of ERISA or by reason of the application of Section 4212(c) of ERISA, (i) the withdrawal of the Borrower, any Restricted Subsidiary or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates in a complete or partial withdrawal (within the meaning of Sections 4203 and 4205 of ERISA) from any Multiemployer Plan if there is any potential liability therefor, (j) the receipt by the Borrower, any Restricted Subsidiary or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates of notice from any Multiemployer Plan (i) concerning the imposition of withdrawal liability, (ii) that such Multiemployer Plan is in reorganization or insolvency pursuant to Section 4241 or 4245 of




ERISA, (iii) that such Multiemployer Plan is in “endangered” or “critical” status (within the meaning of Section 432 of the Internal Revenue Code or Section 305 of ERISA) or (iv) that such Multiemployer Plan intends to terminate or has terminated under Section 4041A or 4042 of ERISA, (k) the occurrence of an act or omission that could reasonably be expected to give rise to the imposition on the Borrower, any Restricted Subsidiary or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates of fines, penalties, taxes or related charges under Chapter 43 of the Internal Revenue Code in respect of any Employee Benefit Plan, (l) the occurrence of an act or omission that could reasonably be expected to give rise to the imposition on the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary of fines, penalties, taxes or related charges under Section 409, Section 502(c), 502(i) or 502(l), or Section 4071 of ERISA in respect of any Employee Benefit Plan, (m) the assertion of a claim (other than routine claims for benefits) against any Employee Benefit Plan other than a Multiemployer Plan or the assets thereof, or against the Borrower, any Restricted Subsidiary or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates in connection with any Employee Benefit Plan, (n) a written determination that any Pension Plan is, or is reasonably expected to be, in “at risk” status (as defined in Section 430(i)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code or Section 303(i)(4) of ERISA) with respect to any plan year, (o) the imposition of a Lien pursuant to Section 430(k) of the Internal Revenue Code or ERISA, (p) the occurrence of a non-exempt “prohibited transaction” (as defined in Section 4975 of the Internal Revenue Code or Section 406 of ERISA) or (q) any Foreign Benefit Event.
“Escrow Account” means a deposit or securities account of an Escrow Subsidiary established by it at a financial institution (any such financial institution, an “Escrow Agent”) and that contains solely Escrow Funds with respect to Escrow Indebtedness issued by such Escrow Subsidiary.
“Escrow Account Documents” means the agreement(s) governing an Escrow Account and any other documents entered in order to grant to the applicable Escrow Agent (or its designee) Liens on the Escrow Funds on deposit in or credited to such Escrow Account.
“Escrow Agent” as defined in the definition of the term “Escrow Account”.
“Escrow Funds” means the sum of (a) the net proceeds of any Escrow Indebtedness, (b) an amount equal to (i) all interest that could accrue on such Escrow Indebtedness from and including the date of incurrence thereof to and including the date of any potential “special mandatory redemption” (or similar repayment obligation) to occur if the proceeds of such Escrow Indebtedness are not released from the applicable Escrow Account, plus (ii) the amount of any original issue discount on such Escrow Indebtedness, plus (iii) all fees and expenses that are incurred in connection with the incurrence of such Escrow Indebtedness and all fees, expenses or other amounts (for the avoidance of doubt, other than principal) payable in connection with any “special mandatory redemption” (or similar repayment obligation) applicable




to such Escrow Indebtedness, and (c) any income, proceeds or products of the foregoing, in each case, so long as each of the foregoing is on deposit in an Escrow Account.
“Escrow Indebtedness” means any Indebtedness of an Escrow Subsidiary incurred after the First Amendment Effective Date, but only so long as (a) all the net proceeds of such Indebtedness are deposited into an Escrow Account upon the incurrence thereof and, in the event such proceeds are not released from such Escrow Account, such proceeds are required, pursuant to the terms of the definitive documents evidencing or governing such Indebtedness, to be applied to redeem or otherwise discharge or satisfy such Indebtedness pursuant to a “special mandatory redemption” provision (or other similar provision) and (b) such Indebtedness is not Guaranteed by any Person other than an Escrow Subsidiary.
“Escrow Indebtedness Documents” means, with respect to any Escrow Indebtedness, (a) the definitive documents evidencing or governing the rights of the holders of such Escrow Indebtedness, (b) the Escrow Account Documents relating to such Escrow Indebtedness and (c) any other documents entered into by the applicable Escrow Subsidiary in connection with such Escrow Indebtedness.
“Escrow Subsidiary” means a newly formed Subsidiary that (a) shall have been identified to the Administrative Agent as such promptly following its formation and (b) does not hold or have any assets or liabilities other than any Escrow Indebtedness, any Escrow Funds, any Escrow Accounts and such Subsidiary’s rights and obligations under any Escrow Indebtedness Documents.
“EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule” means the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule published by the Loan Market Association (or any successor Person), as in effect from time to time.
Eurodollar Rate Borrowing” means a Borrowing comprised of Eurodollar Rate Loans.
Eurodollar Rate Loan” means a Loan bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Adjusted Eurodollar Rate.
Event of Default” means any condition or event set forth in Section 8.1.
Excess Availability” means, at any time, an amount equal to (a) the lesser of (i) the Maximum Credit and (ii) the Borrowing Base then in effect minus (b) the Total Utilization of Revolving Commitments.
Exchange Act” means the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Excluded Property” as defined in the definition of the term “Collateral and Guarantee Requirement”.




Excluded Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Guarantor at any time, any obligation (a “Swap 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, if, and to the extent that, all or a portion of the guarantee of such Guarantor of, or the grant by such Guarantor of a security interest to secure, such Swap Obligation (or any guarantee thereof) is illegal at such time under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof) by virtue of such Guarantor’s failure for any reason to constitute an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act at the time such guarantee or grant of a security interest becomes effective with respect to such related Swap Obligation.
Excluded Taxes” means any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to a Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to a Recipient: (a) Taxes imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated), franchise Taxes, and branch profits Taxes, in each case, (i) imposed as a result of such Recipient being organized under the laws of, or having its principal office or, in the case of any Lender, its applicable lending office located in, the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (or any political subdivision thereof) or (ii) that are Other Connection Taxes, (b) in the case of a Lender, United States federal withholding Taxes imposed (or that would be imposed) on amounts payable to or for the account of such Lender with respect to an applicable interest in a Loan or Commitment pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which (i) such Lender acquires such interest in the Loan or Commitment (other than pursuant to an assignment requested by the Borrower under Section 2.23) or (ii) such Lender changes its lending office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 2.20, amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable either to such Lender’s assignor immediately before such Lender acquired the applicable interest in such Loan or Commitment or to such Lender immediately before it changed its lending office, (c) Taxes attributable to such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 2.20(f) and (d) any United States federal withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA.
Existing Credit Agreement” means the Credit Agreement dated as of June 9, 2011, among the Borrower and Poco Graphite, Inc., as borrowers, the lenders party thereto and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent.
Existing Letter of Credit” means each letter of credit previously issued for the account of the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary that (a) is outstanding on the Closing Date and (b) is listed on Schedule 1.1(b).
Existing Revolving Borrowings” as defined in Section 2.24(e).
Extended Revolving Commitments” as defined in the definition of the term “Extension Permitted Amendment”.
Extended Revolving Loans” as defined in the definition of the term “Extension Permitted Amendment”.




Extending Lenders” as defined in Section 2.25(a).
Extension Agreement” means an Extension Agreement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower among the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and one or more Extending Lenders, effecting one or more Extension Permitted Amendments and such other amendments hereto and to the other Credit Documents as are contemplated by Section 2.25.
Extension Offer” as defined in Section 2.25(a).
Extension Permitted Amendment” means an amendment to this Agreement and the other Credit Documents, effected in connection with an Extension Offer pursuant to Section 2.25, providing for an extension of the Revolving Maturity Date applicable to the Revolving Loans and/or Revolving Commitments of the Extending Lenders (such Revolving Loans or Revolving Commitments being referred to as the “Extended Revolving Loans” or “Extended Revolving Commitments”, as applicable) and, in connection therewith:
(a)    an increase or decrease in the yield with respect to such Extended Revolving Loans,
(b)     an increase in the fees payable to, or the inclusion of new fees to be payable to, the Extending Lenders in respect of such Extension Offer or their Extended Revolving Loans or Extended Revolving Commitments, and/or
(c)    an addition of any covenants applicable to the Borrower and/or the Restricted Subsidiaries, provided that to the extent such covenants are not consistent with those applicable under the Credit Documents prior thereto, such differences shall be reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (it being agreed, however, that (i) any Extension Agreement may include any Previously Absent Financial Maintenance Covenant if such Previously Absent Financial Maintenance Covenant applies only to periods after the latest Maturity Date in effect at the time of the effectiveness thereof or this Agreement is amended to include such Previously Absent Financial Maintenance Covenant for the benefit of all Lenders and (ii) any Extension Agreement may include covenants and other provisions applicable only to periods after the latest Maturity Date in effect at the time of effectiveness thereof).
Facility” means any real property (including all buildings, fixtures or other improvements located thereon) now, hereafter or heretofore owned, leased, operated or used by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary or any of their respective predecessors or Affiliates.
Fair Share” as defined in Section 7.2(b).
Fair Share Contribution Amount” as defined in Section 7.2(b).




FATCA means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Internal Revenue Code, as of the date of this Agreement (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any official intergovernmental agreements with respect thereto and any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code, and any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement, treaty or convention among Governmental Authorities and implementing such Sections of the Code.
Federal Funds Effective Rate” means, for any day, the rate per annum equal to the weighted average of the rates on overnight Federal funds transactions with members of the Federal Reserve System arranged by Federal funds brokers on such day, as published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on the Business Day next succeeding such day; provided that (a) if such day is not a Business Day, the Federal Funds Effective Rate for such day shall be such rate on such transactions on the next preceding Business Day as so published on the next succeeding Business Day, and (b) if no such rate is so published on such next succeeding Business Day, the Federal Funds Effective Rate for such day shall be the average rate charged to the Administrative Agent on such day on such transactions as shall be determined by the Administrative Agent; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, the Federal Funds Effective Rate shall at no time be less than zero.
Fee Letter” means the Amended and Restated Fee Letter dated March 10, 2014, among Goldman Sachs, Jefferies Finance LLC, PNC Bank, National Association, RBS Citizens, N.A., Stifel Financial Corporation, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., U.S. Bank National Association, U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. and the Borrower (including any joinders thereto entered into subsequent to March 10, 2014).
Financial Officer” means, with respect to any Person, any individual holding the position of chief financial officer, treasurer, corporate controller or director of treasury operations of such Person; provided that, when such term is used in reference to any document executed by, or a certification of, a Financial Officer, the secretary or assistant secretary of such Person shall have delivered an incumbency certificate to the Administrative Agent as to the authority of such individual.
Financial Officer Certification” means, (a) with respect to any consolidated financial statements of the Borrower, a certificate of the chief financial officer or the chief accounting officer of such Person stating that such financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries as of the dates indicated and the consolidated results of their operations and their cash flows for the periods indicated in conformity with GAAP applied on a consistent basis (except as otherwise disclosed in such financial statements), subject to changes resulting from audit and normal year‑end adjustments, and (b) with respect to any Unrestricted Subsidiary Reconciliation Statement, a certificate of the chief financial officer of the Borrower stating that such reconciliation statement accurately reflects all adjustments




necessary to treat the Unrestricted Subsidiaries as if they were not consolidated with the Borrower and to otherwise eliminate all accounts of the Unrestricted Subsidiaries and reflects no other adjustment from the related GAAP financial statement (except as otherwise disclosed in such reconciliation statement).
Financial Performance Covenant” means the covenant set forth in Section 6.7.
“First Amendment Effective Date” means March 1, 2018.
Fiscal Quarter” means a fiscal quarter of any Fiscal Year.
Fiscal Year” means the fiscal year of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries ending on December 31 of each calendar year.
Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio” means the ratio, as of the last day of any Test Period, of (a) (i) Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for such Test Period minus (ii) Consolidated Capital Expenditures for such Test Period paid or payable in Cash by the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries (excluding (A) any portion thereof financed with the net cash proceeds of any incurrence of Indebtedness (other than Loans or loans under other revolving credit facilities), any Disposition of assets constituting all or substantially all of the assets of a business unit, division, product line or line of business of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, or any Insurance/Condemnation Event and (B) any Capital Expenditures to the extent that (1) any property, plant or equipment was exchanged for credit against the purchase price of the property, plant or equipment that is the subject of such Capital Expenditure, in each case in the ordinary course of business, or (2) the proceeds of any Disposition of any property, plant or equipment were applied promptly after the receipt thereof to the purchase price of the property, plant or equipment that is the subject of such Capital Expenditure, and such acquired assets constitute similar replacement property of such disposed assets) to (b) Consolidated Fixed Charges for such Test Period.
Flood Certificate” means a “Standard Flood Hazard Determination Form” of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Flood Hazard Property” means any Real Estate Asset subject to a Mortgage in favor of the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, the improvements on which are located in an area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as having special flood hazards.
Flood Program means the National Flood Insurance Program created by the US Congress pursuant to the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 and the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004.
Flood Zone means areas having special flood hazards as described in the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968.




Foreign Benefit Event” means, with respect to any Foreign Pension Plan, (a) the existence of unfunded liabilities in excess of the amount permitted under any applicable law, (b) the failure to make the required contributions or payments, under any applicable law, on or before the due date for such contributions or payments (including any applicable grace period) or (c) the receipt of a notice from an applicable Governmental Authority relating to the intention to terminate any such Foreign Pension Plan or to appoint a trustee or similar official to administer any such Foreign Pension Plan, in either case to protect the interests of the participants or to avoid any unreasonable deterioration of the financial condition of the Foreign Pension Plan or any unreasonable increase in liability with respect to the Foreign Pension Plan or alleging the insolvency of any such Foreign Pension Plan, in each case, which could reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to have a Material Adverse Effect.
Foreign Lender” means a Lender that is not a US Person.
Foreign Pension Plan” means any material defined benefit plan described in Section 4(b)(4) of ERISA that under applicable law is required to be funded through a trust or other funding vehicle, other than a trust or funding vehicle maintained exclusively by a Governmental Authority.
Foreign Pledge Agreement” means a pledge or charge agreement pursuant to which a Credit Party grants a Lien on Equity Interests in a Foreign Subsidiary to secure the Obligations, governed by the law of the jurisdiction of organization of such Foreign Subsidiary and in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent.
Foreign Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is not a Domestic Subsidiary.
Fronting Exposure” means, at any time there is a Defaulting Lender, (a) with respect to any Issuing Bank, such Defaulting Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the Letter of Credit Usage attributable to Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank, other than any portion of such Pro Rata Share that has been reallocated to other Lenders or Cash Collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof, (b) with respect to the Swing Line Lender, such Defaulting Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the aggregate principal amount of the Swing Line Loans outstanding at such time, other than any portion of such Pro Rata Share that has been reallocated to other Lenders in accordance with the terms hereof, and (c) with respect to the Administrative Agent, such Defaulting Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the aggregate principal amount of the Protective Advances outstanding at such time, other than any portion of such Pro Rata Share that has been reallocated to other Lenders in accordance with the terms hereof.
Funding Notice” means a notice substantially in the form of Exhibit H.
GAAP” means, at any time, subject to Section 1.2, United States generally accepted accounting principles as in effect at such time, applied in accordance with the consistency requirements thereof.




Goldman Sachs” as defined in the preamble hereto.
Goods” as defined in Article 9 of the UCC as in effect from time to time in the State of New York.
Governmental Act” means any act or omission, whether rightful or wrongful, of any present or future de jure or de facto government or Governmental Authority.
Governmental Authority” means any federal, state, municipal, national, supranational or other government, governmental department, commission, board, bureau, court, agency or instrumentality or political subdivision thereof or any entity, officer or examiner exercising executive, legislative, judicial, regulatory or administrative functions of or pertaining to any government or any court, in each case whether associated with the United States of America, any State thereof or the District of Columbia or a foreign entity or government (including any supra-national body exercising such powers or functions, such as the European Union or the European Central Bank).
Governmental Authorization” means any permit, license, registration, approval, exemption, authorization, plan, directive, binding agreement, consent order or consent decree made to, or issued, promulgated or entered into by or with, any Governmental Authority.
Grantor” as defined in the Pledge and Security Agreement.
Guarantee” of or by any Person (the “guarantor”) means any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of the guarantor guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness of any other Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of the guarantor, direct or indirect, (a) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness or to purchase (or to advance or supply funds for the purchase of) any security for the payment thereof, (b) to purchase or lease property, Securities or services for the purpose of assuring the owner of such Indebtedness of the payment thereof, (c) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness or (d) as an account party in respect of any letter of credit or letter of guaranty issued to support such Indebtedness; provided that the term “Guarantee” shall not include (i) endorsements for collection or deposit in the ordinary course of business or (ii) reasonable indemnity obligations entered into in connection with any Acquisition or any Disposition permitted hereunder (other than any such obligations with respect to Indebtedness). The amount, as of any date of determination, of any Guarantee shall be the principal amount outstanding on such date of Indebtedness guaranteed thereby (or, in the case of (A) any Guarantee the terms of which limit the monetary exposure of the guarantor or (B) any Guarantee of an obligation that does not have a principal amount, the maximum monetary exposure as of such date of the guarantor under such Guarantee (as determined, in the case of clause (A), pursuant to such terms or, in the case of clause (B), reasonably and in good faith by the chief financial officer of the Borrower)).




Guarantor Subsidiary” means each Restricted Subsidiary that is a party hereto as a “Guarantor Subsidiary” and a party to the Pledge and Security Agreement as a “Grantor” thereunder (it being understood, for the avoidance of doubt, that no Subsidiary that is excluded from being a Designated Subsidiary shall be required to be a Guarantor Subsidiary).
Guarantors” means each Guarantor Subsidiary; provided that, for purposes of Section 7, the term “Guarantors” shall also include the Borrower. solely for purposes of the Guarantee of Obligations of the other Credit Parties pursuant to Section 7.
Hazardous Materials” means any chemical, material, waste or substance that is prohibited, limited or regulated by or pursuant to any Environmental Law, and any petroleum products, distillates or byproducts and all other hydrocarbons, radon, asbestos or asbestos-containing materials, urea formaldehyde foam insulation, polychlorinated biphenyls, chlorofluorocarbons and all other ozone-depleting substances, and heavy metals.
Hazardous Materials Activity” means any activity, event or occurrence involving any Hazardous Materials, including the generation, use, storage, transportation, recycling or disposal, including the arrangement for recycling or disposal, or Release of, or exposure to, or presence of, any Hazardous Materials, and any treatment, abatement, removal, remediation, corrective action or response action with respect to any of the foregoing.
Hedge Agreement” means any agreement with respect to any swap, forward, future or derivative transaction, or any option or similar agreement, involving, or settled by reference to, one or more rates, currencies, commodities, prices of equity or debt securities or instruments, or economic, financial or pricing indices or measures of economic, financial or pricing risk or value, or any similar transaction or combination of the foregoing transactions; provided that no phantom stock, stock option, stock appreciation right or similar plan or right providing for payments only on account of services provided by current or former directors, officers, employees or consultants of the Borrower or the Subsidiaries shall be a Hedge Agreement.
Hedge Counterparty” means each Secured Party that is a party to a Hedge Agreement the obligations under which constitute Designated Hedge Obligations.
Highest Lawful Rate” means the maximum lawful interest rate, if any, that at any time or from time to time may be contracted for, charged, or received under the laws applicable to any Lender that are presently in effect or, to the extent allowed by law, under such applicable laws that may hereafter be in effect and that allow a higher maximum nonusurious interest rate than applicable laws now allow.
Historical Acquired Company Financial Statements” means (a) the audited consolidated balance sheets and related audited statements of operations, stockholders’ equity and cash flows, in each case prepared in conformity with GAAP, of the Acquired Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries for each of the fiscal years ended




December 31, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and (b) the unaudited consolidated balance sheets and related unaudited consolidated statements of operations, stockholders’ equity and cash flows, in each case prepared in conformity with GAAP, of the Acquired Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries for each subsequent fiscal quarter ended at least 40 days prior to the Closing Date.
Historical Borrower Financial Statements” means (a) the audited consolidated balance sheets and related audited statements of operations, comprehensive income, equity and cash flows, in each case prepared in conformity with GAAP, of the Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries for each of the Fiscal Years ended December 31, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and (b) the unaudited consolidated balance sheets and related unaudited consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income, equity and cash flows, in each case prepared in conformity with GAAP, of the Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries for each subsequent Fiscal Quarter ended at least 40 days prior to the Closing Date.
Incremental Amount” means, at any time, (a) $35,000,000 minus (b) the excess, if any, of (i) the aggregate principal amount of Permitted Term Indebtedness incurred after the ClosingFirst Amendment Date in reliance on clause (a) of the definition of Incremental Term Amount, over (ii) $200,000,000.
Incremental Facility Agreement” means an Incremental Facility Agreement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, among the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and one or more Incremental Revolving Lenders, establishing Incremental Revolving Commitments and effecting such other amendments hereto and to the other Credit Documents as are contemplated by Section 2.24.
Incremental Revolving Commitment” means, with respect to any Lender, the commitment, if any, of such Lender, established pursuant to an Incremental Facility Agreement and Section 2.24, to make Revolving Loans and to acquire participations in Letters of Credit, Swing Line Loans and Protective Advances hereunder, expressed as an amount representing the maximum aggregate permitted amount of such Lender’s Revolving Exposure under such Incremental Facility Agreement.
Incremental Revolving Lender” means a Lender with an Incremental Revolving Commitment.
Incremental Term Amount” means, as of any date of determination, an amount not in excess of (a) (i) $225,000,000 minus (ii) the sum of (A) the excess, if any, of (x) the sum of (1) the aggregate amount of the Commitments then in effect plus (2) (but without duplication to the extent representing a usage of the Commitments) the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness then outstanding under this Agreement over (y) $85,000,000, and (B) the aggregate principal amount of any Permitted Term Indebtedness incurred after the ClosingFirst Amendment Effective Date but prior to such date in reliance on this clause (a), plus (b) an additional amount so long as, in the case of this clause (b),




after giving Pro Forma Effect to the incurrence of Permitted Term Indebtedness with respect to which the Incremental Term Amount is being determined and the use of proceeds thereof (but without netting the Cash proceeds of such Indebtedness), (i) in the case of incurrence of any Permitted Term Indebtedness that is secured, the Secured Net Leverage Ratio, determined as of the last day of the Test Period most recently ended on or prior to such date, shall not exceed 2:002.75:1.00 or (ii) in the case of incurrence of any Permitted Term Indebtedness that is unsecured, either (A) the Total Net Leverage Ratio, determined as of the last day of the Test Period most recently ended on or prior to such date, shall not exceed 3.75:1.00 or (B) solely in the case of the incurrence of any such Permitted Term Indebtedness the proceeds of which are used to finance a Permitted Acquisition, the Total Net Leverage Ratio, determined as of the last day of the Test Period most recently ended on or prior to such date, shall be lessnot greater than the Total Net Leverage Ratio, determined as of such date but without giving Pro Forma Effect to the incurrence of such Indebtedness and the use of proceeds thereof; provided that (xI) if, for purposes of determining capacity under clause (b) above, Pro Forma Effect is given to the entire committed amount of any Indebtedness with respect to which the Incremental Term Amount is being determined, such committed amount may thereafter be borrowed and reborrowed, in whole or in part, from time to time, without any further testing under this definition (provided that such committed amount shall, solely for purposes of calculating availability under clause (b) above and Section 6.1(l), at all times thereafter be deemed to be fully funded as Indebtedness for borrowed money) and (y), (II) in the case of any Permitted Term Indebtedness may be incurred in reliance onincurred concurrently in reliance on clause (a) above and clause (b) above, the Secured Net Leverage Ratio and the Total Net Leverage Ratio shall be calculated without giving effect to any portion thereof incurred in reliance on clause (a) above, (III) in the case of any Permitted Term Indebtedness incurred in reliance on clause (b) above, to the extent the proceeds thereof are intended to be applied to finance a Limited Condition Acquisition compliance with subclause (i) or (ii) of clause (b) above (but not, for the avoidance of doubt, actual compliance with Section 6.7) may be tested in accordance with the provisions of Section 1.7, and (IV) any Permitted Term Indebtedness may be incurred in reliance on clause (a) or clause (b) above regardless of whether there is capacity under any such other clause (a) above, or may be established or incurred in reliance in part on clause (a) or clause (b) above and in part on any such other clause (a) above, all as determined by the Borrower in its sole discretion, provided that absent an election by the Borrower, to the extent that the applicable requirements have been satisfied, such incurrence shall be deemed to have been made pursuant to clause (b) above.
Indebtedness means, with respect to any Person, without duplication, (a) all obligations of such Person for borrowed money, (b) all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or similar instruments, (c) all obligations of such Person under conditional sale or other title retention agreements relating to property acquired by such Person (excluding trade accounts payable incurred in the ordinary course of business), (d) all obligations of such Person in respect of deferred purchase price of property or services (excluding (i) current accounts payable incurred in the ordinary course of business, (ii) deferred compensation payable to directors, officers or employees of such




Person or any of its Subsidiaries and (iii) any purchase price adjustment or earnout obligation incurred in connection with an acquisition, except to the extent that the amount payable pursuant to such purchase price adjustment or earnout obligation is, or becomes, reasonably determinable), (e) all Capital Lease Obligations of such Person, (f) the maximum aggregate amount (determined after giving effect to any prior drawings or reductions that have been reimbursed) of all letters of credit and letters of guaranty in respect of which such Person is an account party, (g) the principal component of all obligations, contingent or otherwise, of such Person in respect of bankers’ acceptances, (h) all Indebtedness of others secured by any Lien on any property owned or acquired by such Person, whether or not the Indebtedness secured thereby has been assumed by such Person, valued, as of any date of determination, at the lesser of (i) the principal amount of such Indebtedness and (ii) the fair market value of such property (as determined in good faith by such Person), (i) all Guarantees by such Person of Indebtedness of others and (j) all Disqualified Equity Interests in such Person, valued, as of the date of determination, at the greater of (i) the maximum aggregate amount that would be payable upon maturity, redemption, repayment or repurchase thereof (or of Disqualified Equity Interests or Indebtedness into which such Disqualified Equity Interests are convertible or exchangeable) and (ii) the maximum liquidation preference of such Disqualified Equity Interests. The Indebtedness of any Person shall include the Indebtedness of any partnership in which such Person is a general partner to the extent such Person is liable therefor as a result of such Person’s ownership interest in such other Person, except to the extent the terms of such Indebtedness provide that such Person is not liable therefor.
Indemnified Liabilities” means any and all liabilities, obligations, losses, damages (including natural resource damages), penalties, claims (including Environmental Claims), actions, judgments, suits, costs (including the costs of any investigation, study, sampling, or testing of any Hazardous Materials and any Hazardous Materials Activity), expenses and disbursements of any kind or nature whatsoever (including the reasonable fees, expenses and other charges of counsel and consultants for the Indemnitees in connection with any investigative, administrative or judicial proceeding or hearing commenced or threatened by any Person (including by any Credit Party or any Affiliate thereof), whether or not any such Indemnitee shall be designated as a party or a potential party thereto (but limited, in the case of any one such proceeding or hearing, to fees, expenses and other charges of one firm of primary counsel and one firm of local counsel in each applicable jurisdiction for all the Indemnitees (and, if any Indemnitee shall have advised the Borrower that there is an actual or perceived conflict of interest, one additional firm of primary counsel and one additional firm of local counsel in each applicable jurisdiction for each group of affected Indemnitees that are similarly situated), and any fees or expenses incurred by the Indemnitees in enforcing this indemnity), whether direct, indirect, special, consequential or otherwise and whether based on any federal, state or foreign laws, statutes, rules or regulations (including securities and commercial laws, statutes, rules or regulations and Environmental Laws), on common law or equitable causes of action or on contract or otherwise, that may be imposed on, incurred by or asserted against any such Indemnitee, in any manner relating to or arising out of (a) this Agreement or the other Credit Documents or the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby (including the Lenders’ agreement to make Credit Extensions, the issuance, amendment, extension or renewal of any Letter of Credit by any




Issuing Bank (including the failure of any Issuing Bank to honor a drawing under any Letter of Credit as a result of any Governmental Act), the syndication of the credit facilities provided for herein or the use or intended use of the proceeds thereof, any amendments, waivers or consents with respect to any provision of this Agreement or any of the other Credit Documents, or any enforcement of any of the Credit Documents (including any sale of, collection from, or other realization upon any of the Collateral or the enforcement of the Obligations Guarantee)), (b) any commitment letter, engagement letter, fee letter or other letter or agreement delivered by any Agent, any Arranger or any Lender to the Borrower, or any Affiliate thereof, in connection with the arrangement of the credit facilities provided for herein or in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or (c) any Environmental Claim or any Hazardous Materials Activity directly or indirectly relating to or arising from any past or present activity, operation, land ownership, or practice of the Borrower or any Subsidiary; provided that none of the foregoing shall include any Taxes, other than Taxes that represent liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, claims, costs, expenses or disbursements relating to or arising from any non-Tax action, judgment, suit or claim.
Indemnified Taxes” means (a) Taxes, other than Excluded Taxes, imposed on or with respect to any payment made by or on account of any obligation of any Credit Party under any Credit Document and (b) to the extent not otherwise described in clause (a), Other Taxes.
Indemnitee” as defined in Section 10.3.
Initial ABL Collateral Reports” means the final field examination report prepared by Sisterson & Co. LLP and the final Inventory appraisal report (including the supplements thereto) prepared by Great American Group Advisory & Valuation Services, L.L.C., in each case, prepared with respect to the ABL Priority Collateral that is owned by the Borrower and the other Credit Parties (including the Acquired Company and its Subsidiaries that Designated Subsidiaries) and delivered to the Administrative Agent prior to the Closing Date.
Insurance/Condemnation Event” means any casualty or other insured damage to, or any taking under the power of eminent domain or by condemnation or similar proceeding of, or any disposition under a threat of such taking of, all or any part of any assets of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary.
Intellectual Property” as defined in the Pledge and Security Agreement.
Intellectual Property Grant of Security Interest” as defined in the Pledge and Security Agreement.
Intercompany Indebtedness Subordination Agreement” means an Intercompany Indebtedness Subordination Agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit I.




Interest Payment Date” means (a) with respect to any Base Rate Loan (other than a Swing Line Loan or Protective Advance), the last Business Day of March, June, September and December of each year, commencing on the first such date to occur at least three months after the Closing Date, (b) with respect to any Eurodollar Rate Loan, the last day of each Interest Period applicable to such Loan and, in the case of any such Loan with an Interest Period of longer than three months’ duration, each date that is three months, or an integral multiple thereof, after the commencement of such Interest Period, (c) with respect to any Swing Line Loan, the date that such Loan is required to be repaid and (d) with respect to any Protective Advance, the date that such Protective Advance is required to be repaid.
Interest Period” means, with respect to any Eurodollar Rate 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 thereafter (or, in the case of any Eurodollar Rate Borrowing of any Class, such other period thereafter as shall have been consented to by each Lender of such Class), as selected by the Borrower in the applicable Funding Notice or Conversion/Continuation Notice; provided that (a) if an Interest Period would otherwise end on a day that is not a Business Day, such Interest Period shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day unless no succeeding Business Day occurs in such month, in which case such Interest Period shall end on the immediately preceding Business Day, (b) 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 calendar month at the end of such Interest Period) shall, subject to clause (c) below, end on the last Business Day of the last calendar month of such Interest Period and (c) notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, no Interest Period for a Eurodollar Rate Borrowing of any Class may extend beyond the Maturity Date for Borrowings of such Class. For purposes hereof, the date of a Eurodollar Rate Borrowing shall initially 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.
Interest Rate Determination Date” means, with respect to any Interest Period, the date that is two Business Days prior to the first day of such Interest Period.
Internal Revenue Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
Inventory” as defined in Article 9 of the UCC as in effect from time to time in the State of New York.
Inventory Value” means, with respect to any Eligible Inventory, the lower of cost or market value on a first-in-first-out basis, with cost determined in conformity with GAAP (but without regard to intercompany profit and increases for currency exchange rates) and computed in good faith in the manner consistent with the Current Appraisal.
Investment” means, with respect to a specified Person, any Equity Interests, evidences of Indebtedness or other Securities (including any option, warrant or other right




to acquire any of the foregoing) of, or any capital contribution or loans or advances (other than advances made in the ordinary course of business that would be recorded as accounts receivable on the balance sheet of the specified Person prepared in conformity with GAAP) to, Guarantees of any Indebtedness of (including any such Guarantees arising as a result of the specified Person being a co-maker of any note or other instrument or a joint and several co-applicant with respect to any letter of credit or letter of guaranty), or any investment in the form of transfer of property for consideration that is less than the fair value thereof (as determined reasonably and in good faith by the chief financial officer of the Borrower) to, any other Person that are held or made by the specified Person. The amount, as of any date of determination, of (a) any Investment in the form of a loan or an advance shall be the aggregate principal amount thereof made on or prior to such date of determination, minus the amount, as of such date of determination, of any Returns with respect thereto, but without any adjustment for write-downs or write-offs (including as a result of forgiveness of any portion thereof) with respect to such loan or advance after the date thereof, (b) any Investment in the form of a Guarantee shall be determined in accordance with the definition of the term “Guarantee”, (c) any Investment in the form of a purchase or other acquisition for value of any Equity Interests, evidences of Indebtedness or other Securities of any Person shall be the fair value (as determined reasonably and in good faith by the chief financial officer of the Borrower) of the consideration therefor (including any Indebtedness assumed in connection therewith), plus the fair value (as so determined) of all additions, as of such date of determination, thereto, and minus the amount, as of such date of determination, of any Returns with respect thereto, but without any other adjustment for increases or decreases in value of, or write-ups, write-downs or write-offs with respect to, such Investment after the time of such Investment and (d) any Investment (other than any Investment referred to in clause (a), (b) or (c) above) in the form of a transfer of Equity Interests or other property by the investor to the investee, including any such transfer in the form of a capital contribution, shall be the fair value (as determined reasonably and in good faith by the chief financial officer of the Borrower) of such Equity Interests or other property as of the time of such transfer (less, in the case of any investment in the form of transfer of property for consideration that is less than the fair value thereof, the fair value (as so determined) of such consideration as of the time of the transfer), minus the amount, as of such date of determination, of any Returns with respect thereto, but without any other adjustment for increases or decreases in value of, or write-ups, write-downs or write-offs with respect to, such Investment after the time of such transfer.
IRS” means the United States Internal Revenue Service.
ISP” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the International Standby Practices 1998 (International Chamber of Commerce Publication No. 590) and any subsequent revision thereof adopted by the International Chamber of Commerce on the date such Letter of Credit is issued.
Issuance Notice” means an Issuance Notice substantially in the form of Exhibit J.




Issuing Bank” means (a) Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, (b) solely in respect of any Existing Letter of Credit, the Person that is the issuer thereof, and (c) any other Lender that shall have become an Issuing Bank as provided herein, other than any such Person that shall have ceased to be an Issuing Bank as provided herein, each in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder. Each Issuing Bank may, in its discretion, arrange for one or more Letters of Credit to be issued by Affiliates of such Issuing Bank, in which case the term “Issuing Bank” shall include any such Affiliate with respect to Letters of Credit issued by such Affiliate (it being agreed that such Issuing Bank shall, or shall cause such Affiliate to, comply with the requirements of Section 2.4 with respect to such Letters of Credit).
Junior Indebtedness” means (a) any Permitted Senior Notes Indebtedness, (b) any Permitted Term Indebtedness that is unsecured and (c) any Subordinated Indebtedness, other than any Subordinated Indebtedness owing to the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary.
Leasehold Property” means, as of any time of determination, any leasehold interest then owned by any Credit Party in any leased real property.
Lender” means each Person listed on the signature pages hereto as a Lender, and any other Person that shall have become a party hereto in accordance with the terms hereof pursuant to an Assignment Agreement, an Incremental Facility Agreement or a Refinancing Facility Agreement, other than any such Person that shall have ceased to be a party hereto pursuant to an Assignment Agreement. Unless the context otherwise requires, the term “Lender” includes the Swing Line Lender and, with respect to the Protective Advances, the Administrative Agent.
Letter of Credit” means a standby letter of credit issued or to be issued by any Issuing Bank pursuant to this Agreement and any Existing Letter of Credit, in each case other than any Letter of Credit that ceases to be a “Letter of Credit” outstanding hereunder pursuant to Section 10.8.
Letter of Credit Sublimit” means $35,000,000.
Letter of Credit Usage” means, at any time, the sum of (a) the maximum aggregate amount that is, or at any time thereafter pursuant to the terms thereof may become, available for drawing under all Letters of Credit outstanding at such time (regardless of whether any conditions for drawing could then be met) and (b) the aggregate amount of all drawings under Letters of Credit honored by the Issuing Banks and not theretofore reimbursed by or on behalf of the Borrower.
Lien” means any lien, mortgage, pledge, assignment, security interest, charge or encumbrance of any kind (including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement, and any lease or license in the nature thereof) and any option, trust or other preferential arrangement having the practical effect of any of the foregoing.




Life Sciences Sale” means the sale by the Acquired Company of the Life Sciences business pursuant to and on the terms set forth in the Life Sciences Sale Agreement.
Life Sciences Sale Agreement” means the Share and Asset Purchase Agreement, dated as of December 22, 2013, among the Acquired Company, ATMI Packaging, Inc., Advanced Technology Materials, Inc., ATMI SARL, ATMI BELGIUM LLC and Pall Corporation.
Limited Condition Acquisition” means any Acquisition where consummation of such Acquisitionor Investment, including by way of merger, amalgamation or consolidation, by the Borrower or anya Restricted Subsidiary with respect to which the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary has entered into a definitive agreement to consummate such transaction and the consummation of such transaction is not conditioned onupon the availability of, or on obtaining, financing from a third party financingin the applicable definitive agreement with respect thereto.
“Limited Condition Acquisition Test Date” as defined in Section 1.7.
“Liquidity” means, as of any date of determination, the sum of (a) Excess Availability as of such date, to the extent greater than 10% of Maximum Credit as of such date, and (b) the amount of Cash and Cash Equivalents of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date.
Loan” means a Revolving Loan, a Swing Line Loan or a Protective Advance.
Long-Term Indebtedness” means any Indebtedness that, in conformity with GAAP, constitutes (or, when incurred, constituted) a long-term liability.
Margin Stock” as defined in Regulation U.
Material Adverse Effect” means a material adverse effect on (a) the business, results of operations, assets, liabilities (actual or contingent) or financial condition of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries taken as a whole, (b) the ability of the Credit Parties (taken as a whole) to fully and timely perform any of their payment obligations under the Credit Documents or (c) the rights and remedies available to, or conferred upon, any Agent or any Lender under the Credit Documents.
Material Indebtedness” means (a) any Permitted Senior Notes Indebtedness and any Permitted Term Indebtedness and (b) any other Indebtedness (other than the Loans and Guarantees under the Credit Documents), or obligations in respect of one or more Hedge Agreements, of any one or more of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries in an aggregate principal amount of $50,000,00075,000,000 or more. In the case of any Material Indebtedness that is a Guarantee of any other Indebtedness, each reference to “Material Indebtedness” shall be deemed to include a reference to such Guaranteed Indebtedness. For purposes of determining Material Indebtedness, the




“principal amount” of the obligations of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in respect of any Hedge Agreement at any time shall be the maximum aggregate amount (giving effect to any netting agreements) that the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary would be required to pay if such Hedge Agreement were terminated at such time.
Material Real Estate Asset” means (a) each Real Estate Asset set forth on Schedule 1.1(a) and (b) each Real Estate Asset located in the United States acquired by any Credit Party after the Closing Date (or owned by any Person that becomes a Credit Party after the Closing Date and located in the United States) that, together with the improvements thereon and all contiguous and all related parcels and the improvements thereon, has a book or fair value of $10,000,000 or more (as determined reasonably and in good faith by an Authorized Officer of the Borrower), in each case, as of the time of acquisition of such Real Estate Asset by such Credit Party or as of the time such Person becomes a Credit Party, as applicable.
Material Subsidiary” means each Restricted Subsidiary (a) the total assets of which (determined on a consolidated basis for such Restricted Subsidiary and its Restricted Subsidiaries, but excluding all amounts attributable to Unrestricted Subsidiaries) equal 2.5% or more of the Consolidated Total Assets or (b) the consolidated revenues of which (determined on a consolidated basis for such Restricted Subsidiary and its Restricted Subsidiaries) equal 2.5% or more of the consolidated revenues of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, in each case as of the last day of the most recently ended Test Period; provided that if at the end of or for any Test Period the combined consolidated total assets or combined consolidated revenues of all Restricted Subsidiaries that under clauses (a) and (b) above would not constitute Material Subsidiaries would, but for this proviso, exceed 5.0% of the Consolidated Total Assets or 5.0% of the consolidated revenues of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, then one or more of such excluded Restricted Subsidiaries shall for all purposes of this Agreement be deemed to be Material Subsidiaries in descending order based on the amounts (determined on a consolidated basis for such Restricted Subsidiary and its Restricted Subsidiaries) of their total assets or revenues, as the case may be, until such excess shall have been eliminated. For purposes of this definition, the Consolidated Total Assets and consolidated revenues of the Borrower as of any date prior to, or for any period that commenced prior to, the Closing Date shall be determined on a Pro Forma Basis to give effect to the Merger and the other Transactions to occur on the Closing Date.
Maturity Date” means the Revolving Maturity Date or the scheduled “maturity date” with respect to any Class of Loans established pursuant to Section 2.25 or 2.26, as the context requires.
“Maximum Credit” means, at any time, the sum of the Revolving Commitments of all the Lenders in effect at such time. The Maximum Credit as of the Closing Date is $75,000,000.




Merger” means the merger of Merger Sub with and into the Acquired Company, with the Acquired Company surviving such merger as a wholly owned Subsidiary of the Borrower.
Merger Agreement” means the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of February 4, 2014, among the Borrower, Merger Sub and the Acquired Company, together with the schedules, exhibits and other definitive documentation relating thereto.
Merger Sub” means Atomic Merger Corporation, a Delaware corporation.
Minimum Collateral Amount” means, at any time, (a) with respect to Cash Collateral consisting of Cash or deposit account balances, an amount equal to 103% of the Fronting Exposure of the applicable Issuing Bank with respect to Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank and outstanding at such time and (b) otherwise, an amount determined by the Administrative Agent and the applicable Issuing Bank in their sole discretion.
Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., or any successor to its rating agency business.
Mortgage” means a mortgage, deed of trust, assignment of leases and rents or other security document granting a Lien on any Material Real Estate Asset in favor of the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, as security for the Obligations. Each Mortgage shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent.
Mortgage Policy” as defined in the definition of “Collateral and Guarantee Requirement”.
Multiemployer Plan” means any Employee Benefit Plan that is a “multiemployer plan” as defined in Section 3(37) of ERISA to which the Borrower, any Restricted Subsidiary or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates makes or is obligated to make contributions.
Narrative Report” means, with respect to any financial statements for which such report is required, a narrative report describing, in reasonable detail, the results of operations of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries in the form prepared for presentation to senior management thereof for the applicable Fiscal Year or Fiscal Quarter (and for the period from the beginning of the then current Fiscal Year to the end of such Fiscal Quarter).
Net Recovery Percentage” means, with respect to any NRP Category of Eligible Inventory, the fraction, expressed as a percentage, (a) the numerator of which is the amount equal to the expected recovery on the aggregate amount of such NRP Category of Eligible Inventory at such time on a “going out of business” and “net recovery with conversion” basis, net of operating expenses, liquidation expenses and commissions reasonably anticipated in the disposition of such assets and net of conversion costs, all as set forth in the Current Appraisal, and (ii) the denominator of which is the original cost of




the aggregate amount of such NRP Category of Eligible Inventory subject to the Current Appraisal (it being understood that different NRP Categories of Eligible Inventory may have different Net Recovery Percentages). The Net Recovery Percentage with respect to any NRP Category of Eligible Inventory shall be the “net recovery” percentage identified with respect to such NRP Category of Eligible Inventory in, as applicable, Exhibit A-1 or Exhibit A-2 of the Current Appraisal (and, if the Current Appraisal identifies more than one such percentage, the applicable identified percentage shall be that specified by the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion); provided that, with respect to any two or more NRP Categories of Eligible Inventory, the Administrative Agent may from time to time in its Permitted Discretion specify that the “Net Recovery Percentage” with respect to each such NRP Category of Eligible Inventory shall be determined as the weighted average of the “Net Recovery Percentages”, determined in accordance with the foregoing sentence, for such NRP Categories of Eligible Inventory.
Non-Defaulting Lender” means, at any time, each Lender that is not a Defaulting Lender at such time.
Note” means a promissory note issued to any Lender pursuant to Section 2.7(c).
NRP Category” means each category of Inventory that the Administrative Agent shall from time to time in its Permitted Discretion specify as a category of Inventory that is distinct from any other category of Inventory. Each item of Eligible Inventory shall be contained in an NRP Category.
Obligations” means (a) all obligations of every nature of each Credit Party under this Agreement and the other Credit Documents, whether for principal, interest (including default interest accruing pursuant to Section 2.10 and interest (including such default interest) that would continue to accrue pursuant to Credit Documents on any such obligation after the commencement of any proceeding under the Debtor Relief Laws with respect to any Credit Party, whether or not such interest is allowed or allowable against such Credit Party in any such proceeding), reimbursement of amounts drawn under Letters of Credit, fees (including commitment fees), reimbursement of expenses, indemnification or otherwise, (b) all Designated Hedge Obligations, excluding, with respect to any Guarantor, Excluded Swap Obligations with respect to such Guarantor, and (c) all Designated Cash Management Services Obligations.
Obligations Guarantee” means the Guarantee of the Obligations created under Section 7.
Organizational Documents” means (a) with respect to any corporation or company, its certificate or articles of incorporation, organization or association, as amended, and its bylaws, as amended, (b) with respect to any limited partnership, its certificate or declaration of limited partnership, as amended, and its partnership agreement, as amended, (c) with respect to any general partnership, its partnership agreement, as amended, and (d) with respect to any limited liability company, its certificate of formation or articles of




organization, as amended, and its operating agreement, as amended, and in the case of any Foreign Subsidiary, any analogous organizational documents. In the event any term or condition of this Agreement or any other Credit Document requires any Organizational Document to be certified by a secretary of state or similar governmental official, the reference to any such “Organizational Document” shall only be to a document of a type customarily certified by such governmental official.
“Original Senior Notes” means the 6.00% Senior Notes due 2022 issued by the Borrower on April 1, 2014.
Other Connection Taxes” means, with respect to any Recipient, Taxes imposed as a result of a present or former connection between such Recipient and the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (other than connections arising solely from such Recipient having executed, delivered, become a party to, performed its obligations under, received payments under, received or perfected a security interest under, engaged in any other transaction pursuant to or enforced any Credit Document, or sold or assigned an interest in any Loan or Credit Document).
Other Taxes means any and all present or future stamp, court or documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes that arise from any payment made under, from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, from the receipt or perfection of a security interest under, or otherwise with respect to, this Agreement or any other Credit Document, except any such Taxes that are Other Connection Taxes imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 2.23)
Participant Register” as defined in Section 10.6(g).
PATRIOT Act means the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act (Title III of Pub. L. 107-56).
PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
Pension Plan” means any Employee Benefit Plan, other than a Multiemployer Plan, that is subject to Section 412 of the Internal Revenue Code or is covered by Title IV of ERISA.
Permitted Acquisition” means any Acquisition by the Borrower or any of its wholly owned Restricted Subsidiaries; provided that:
(a) immediately prior and after giving effect thereto, no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would result therefrom, provided that in the case of any Limited Condition Acquisition financed, in whole or in part, with the proceeds of Permitted Term Indebtedness, the condition set forth in this clause (a) shall not apply if the absence of any default or event of default under such




Permitted Term Indebtedness is not a condition precedent to the funding of such Permitted Term Indebtednessmay, at the election of the Borrower, be tested in accordance with Section 1.7;
(b) (i) in the case of any Acquisition of Equity Interests in a Person, each of such Person and its Subsidiaries will become a Restricted Subsidiary (or will be merged or consolidated with or into the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, with the continuing or surviving Person being the Borrower (in the case of any such transaction involving the Borrower) or a Restricted Subsidiary) and (ii) in the case of any Acquisition of other assets, such assets will be owned by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary;
(c) all actions required to be taken with respect to such Person or such assets, as the case may be, in order to satisfy the requirements set forth in clauses (a), (b) and (c) of the definition of the term “Collateral and Guarantee Requirement” (subject to the discretion of the Collateral Agent set forth in such definition) shall have been taken (or arrangements for the taking of such actions satisfactory to the Collateral Agent shall have been made) (it being understood that all other requirements set forth in such definition that are applicable to such Acquisition shall be required to be satisfied in accordance with (and within the time periods provided in) Sections 5.10, 5.11 and 5.15); and
(d) the business of any such acquired Person, or such acquired assets, as the case may be, constitutes a business permitted by Section 6.11.
Permitted Discretion” means a determination made by the Administrative Agent in the exercise of its reasonable credit judgment (from the perspective of a secured asset-based lender) and in accordance with customary business practices for comparable secured asset-based lending transactions
Permitted Encumbrances” means:
(a) Liens imposed by law for Taxes that are not overdue by more than 30 days or are being contested in good faith in compliance with Section 5.3, if adequate reserves with respect thereto are maintained by the applicable Person in conformity with GAAP;
(b) carriers’, warehousemen’s, mechanics’, materialmen’s, repairmen’s, construction contractors’ and other like Liens imposed by law arising in the ordinary course of business and securing obligations that are not overdue by more than 30 days or are being contested in compliance with Section 5.3, if adequate reserves with respect thereto are maintained by the applicable Person in conformity with GAAP;
(c) pledges and deposits made (i) in the ordinary course of business in compliance with workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and other social security laws (other than any Lien imposed pursuant to Section 430(k) of the Internal




Revenue Code or Section 303(k) of ERISA or a violation of Section 436 of the Internal Revenue Code) and (ii) in respect of letters of credit, bank guarantees or similar instruments issued for the account of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in the ordinary course of business supporting obligations of the type set forth in clause (i) above;
(d) pledges and deposits made (i) in the ordinary course of business to secure the performance of bids, trade contracts (other than for payment of Indebtedness), leases (other than capital leases), statutory obligations (other than any Lien imposed pursuant to Section 430(k) of the Internal Revenue Code or Section 303(k) of ERISA or a violation of Section 436 of the Internal Revenue Code), surety and appeal bonds, performance bonds, completion guarantees and other obligations of a like nature (including those to secure health, safety and environmental obligations) and (ii) in respect of letters of credit, bank guarantees or similar instruments issued for the account of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in the ordinary course of business supporting obligations of the type set forth in clause (i) above;
(e) judgment liens in respect of judgments that do not constitute an Event of Default under Section 8.1(h);
(f) easements, zoning restrictions, rights-of-way, encroachments, protrusions and similar encumbrances on real property imposed by law or arising in the ordinary course of business that do not secure any monetary obligations and do not materially detract from the value of the affected property or interfere with the ordinary conduct of business of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, taken as a whole and other matters on title that are reasonably acceptable to the Collateral Agent;
(g) any zoning or similar law or right reserved to or vested in any Governmental Authority to control or regulate the use of any real property that does not materially interfere with the ordinary conduct of the business of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, taken as a whole;
(h) ground leases in respect of real property on which facilities owned or leased by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary are located;
(i) banker’s liens, rights of setoff or similar rights and remedies as to deposit accounts or other funds maintained with depository institutions; provided that such deposit accounts or funds are not established or deposited for the purpose of providing collateral for any Indebtedness and are not subject to restrictions on access by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in excess of those required by applicable banking regulations;
(j) Liens encumbering reasonable customary initial deposits and margin deposits and similar Liens attaching to commodity trading accounts or other brokerage accounts incurred in the ordinary course of business and not for speculative purposes;




(k) Liens of a collection bank arising under Section 4‑210 of the Uniform Commercial Code on the items in the course of collection;
(l) Liens arising by virtue of precautionary UCC financing statement filings (or similar filings under applicable law) regarding operating leases entered into by the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business;
(m) Liens representing any interest or title of a lessor or sublessor, or a lessee or sublessee, in the property subject to any lease (other than any capital lease) permitted by this Agreement (and all encumbrances and other matters affecting such interest or title);
(n) Liens in favor of customs and revenue authorities arising as a matter of law to secure payment of customs duties in connection with the importation of goods;
(o) (i) Liens arising out of conditional sale, title retention, consignment or similar arrangements for the sale of goods in the ordinary course of business and bailment arrangements entered into in the ordinary course of business (excluding any general inventory financing) and permitted by this Agreement and (ii) Liens arising by operation of law under Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code (and any similar provision of any other requirement of law) in favor of a seller or buyer of goods;
(p) Liens that are customary contractual rights of set-off;
(q) Liens on specific items of inventory or other goods and proceeds thereof securing obligations in respect of documentary letters of credit issued to facilitate the purchase, shipment or storage of such inventory or such other goods;
(r) deposits of Cash with the owner or lessor of premises leased and operated by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to secure the performance of its obligations under the lease for such premises, in each case in the ordinary course of business; and
(s) leases, nonexclusive licenses, subleases or nonexclusive sublicenses granted to others in the ordinary course of business that do not interfere in any material respect with the ordinary course of business of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, taken as a whole; and
(t) Liens on Cash and Cash Equivalents deposited with a trustee or a similar Person to defease or to satisfy and discharge any Permitted Senior Notes Indebtedness or any Permitted Term Indebtedness, provided that such defeasance or satisfaction and discharge is permitted hereunder;




provided that the term “Permitted Encumbrances” shall not include any Lien securing Indebtedness, other than Liens referred to in clauses (c), (d), (q) or (qt) above securing letters of credit, bank guarantees and similar instruments.
Permitted Lien” means any Lien permitted by Section 6.2.
Permitted Senior Notes Indebtedness” means Indebtedness permitted under Section 6.1(m).
Permitted Senior Notes Indebtedness Documents” means any credit agreement, indenture or other agreement or instrument evidencing or governing the rights of the holders of any Permitted Senior Notes Indebtedness.
Permitted Term Indebtedness” means Indebtedness permitted under Section 6.1(l).
Permitted Term Indebtedness Documents” means the Term Credit Agreement and any other credit agreement or other agreement or instrument evidencing or governing the rights of the holders of any Permitted Term Indebtedness.
Person” means any natural person, corporation, limited partnership, general partnership, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, joint stock company, joint venture, association, company, trust, bank, trust company, land trust, business trust or other organization, whether or not a legal entity, and any Governmental Authority.
Platform” means IntraLinks/IntraAgency, SyndTrak or another similar website or other information platform.
Pledge and Security Agreement” means the ABL Pledge and Security Agreement to be executed by the Credit Parties substantially in the form of Exhibit K.
Post-Closing Letter Agreement” means the Post-Closing Letter Agreement dated as of the date hereof among the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Collateral Agent.
Previously Absent Financial Maintenance Covenant” means, at any time, (a) any financial maintenance covenant that is not included in this Agreement at such time and (b) any financial maintenance covenant that is included in this Agreement at such time but has covenant levels or effectiveness triggers that are more restrictive on the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries than the covenant levels or effectiveness triggers set forth in this Agreement at such time.
Prime Rate” means the rate of interest quoted in the print edition of The Wall Street Journal, Money Rates Section as the Prime Rate (currently defined as the base rate on corporate loans posted by at least 75% of the nation’s 30 largest banks), as in effect from time to time. The Prime Rate is a reference rate and does not necessarily represent the




lowest or best rate actually charged to any customer. Any Agent and any Lender may make commercial loans or other loans at rates of interest at, above or below the Prime Rate.
Prior Claims” means all Liens created by applicable law (in contrast with Liens voluntarily granted) that rank or are capable of ranking prior or pari passu with the Liens of the Collateral Agent created under the Collateral Documents (or similar Liens under applicable law), against all or part of the assets of any Credit Party, including for amounts owing for wages, vacation pay, severance pay, employee source deductions and contributions, goods and services taxes, sales taxes, harmonized sales taxes, municipal taxes, income taxes, VAT, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, pension plan or fund obligations (including pension plan deficits) or other statutory deemed trusts or overdue rents.
Private Lenders” means Lenders that wish to receive Private-Side Information.
Private-Side Information” means any information with respect to the Borrower and the Subsidiaries that is not Public-Side Information.
Pro Forma Basis”, “Pro Forma Compliance” and “Pro Forma Effect” means, with respect to any Pro Forma Event, that such Pro Forma Event and the following transactions in connection therewith (to the extent applicable) shall be deemed to have occurred as of the first day of the applicable period of measurement for the applicable covenant or requirement: (a) historical income statement items (whether positive or negative) attributable to the property or Person, if any, subject to such Pro Forma Event, (i) in the case of a Disposition of a business unit, division, product line or line of business of the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary, a Disposition that otherwise results in a Restricted Subsidiary ceasing to be a Subsidiary or a designation of a Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary, shall be excluded, and (ii) in the case of an Acquisition by the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary, whether by merger, consolidation or otherwise, any other Investment that results in a Person becoming a Subsidiary or a designation of a Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary, shall be included, (b) any repayment, retirement, redemption, satisfaction, and discharge or defeasance of Indebtedness and (c) any Indebtedness incurred or assumed by the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries in connection therewith, and if such Indebtedness has a floating or formula rate, such Indebtedness shall have an implied rate of interest for the applicable period for purposes of this definition determined by utilizing the rate which is or would be in effect with respect to such Indebtedness as at the relevant date of determination (taking into account any hedging obligations applicable to such Indebtedness if such hedging obligation has a remaining term in excess of 12 months). “Pro Forma Basis,” “Pro Forma Compliance” and “Pro Forma Effect” in respect of any Pro Forma Event shall be calculated in a reasonable and factually supportable manner by the Borrower. For the avoidance of doubt, the amount of net cost savings, operating expense reductions, other operating improvements and synergies projected by the Borrower in good faith to be realized as a result of actions taken or to be taken in connection with any Pro Forma Event may be included




in Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA in the manner, and subject to the limitations, set forth in the definition of such term.
Pro Forma Event” means (a) any Acquisition by the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary, whether by merger, consolidation or otherwise, or any other Investment that results in a Person becoming a Subsidiary, (b) any Disposition of a business unit, division, product line or line of business of the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary and any other Disposition that results in a Restricted Subsidiary ceasing to be a Subsidiary, (c) any designation of a Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary or as an Unrestricted Subsidiary and (d) any incurrence or issuance or repayment, retirement, redemption, satisfaction and discharge or defeasance of Indebtedness or any Restricted Junior Payment where the consummation thereof, or the determination of whether such transaction is permitted to be consummated under this Agreement, requires that the Financial Performance Covenant or a financial test be calculated on a Pro Forma Basis or after giving Pro Forma Effect to such transaction; provided that any such Acquisition, Investment or Disposition involving consideration of less than $20,000,000 shall, in each case in the sole discretion of the Borrower, be deemed not to constitute a Pro Forma Event hereunder.
Pro Forma Financial Statements” means customary pro forma consolidated balance sheets and related pro forma consolidated statements of operations of the Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries as of the end of and for the most recently ended Fiscal Year and the latest 12-month period ended at least 40 days prior to the Closing Date, prepared after giving effect to the Transactions as if they had occurred as of the end of such period (in the case of such balance sheet) or at the beginning of such period (in the case of such statement of operations), in each case under and in accordance with Article 11 of Regulation S‑X and the relevant SEC rules and regulations applicable thereto for Form S‑1 registration statements; provided that such pro forma financial statements shall not be required to include adjustments for purchase accounting (including adjustment of the type contemplated by Financial Accounting Standards Board ASC Topic 805, Business Combinations (formerly SFAS 141R)).
Pro Rata Share” means, with respect to any Lender, at any time, the percentage obtained by dividing (a) the Revolving Commitment of such Lender at such time by (b) the aggregate Revolving Commitments of all the Lenders at such time, provided that if the Revolving Commitments have terminated or expired, the Pro Rata Share shall be determined based upon the Revolving Commitments most recently in effect, giving effect to any assignments.
Projections” means the projections of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries for each Fiscal Quarter of the Fiscal Year 2014 and for each Fiscal Year thereafter through and including the Fiscal Year 2021.
Protective Advance” as defined in Section 2.2(a).
Public Lenders” means Lenders that do not wish to receive Private-Side Information.




Public-Side Information” means information that is either (a) available to all holders of Traded Securities of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries or (b) not material non-public information (for purposes of United States federal, state or other applicable securities laws).
Qualified ECP Guarantor means, in respect of any Swap Obligation, each Credit Party that has total assets exceeding $10,000,000 at the time such Swap Obligation is incurred.
Quarterly Average Excess Availability” means, for any Fiscal Quarter, the average for such Fiscal Quarter of the daily amounts determined as of 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) for each day during such Fiscal Quarter expressed as a percentage equivalent to a fraction (a) the numerator of which is the Excess Availability at such time and (b) the denominator of which is the Maximum Credit in effect at such time.
Quarterly Average Facility Utilization” means, for any Fiscal Quarter, the average for such Fiscal Quarter of the daily amounts determined as of 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) for each day during such Fiscal Quarter expressed as a percentage equivalent to a fraction (a) the numerator of which is the sum of (i) the aggregate principal amount of all Revolving Loans outstanding at such time and (ii) the Letter of Credit Usage at such time and (b) the denominator of which is the Maximum Credit in effect at such time.
Real Estate Asset” means any interest owned by any Credit Party in fee in any real property.
Recipient” means (a) the Administrative Agent, (b) the Collateral Agent, (c) any Lender and (d) any Issuing Bank, as applicable.
Refinancing Facility Agreement” means a Refinancing Facility Agreement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, among the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and one or more Refinancing Revolving Lenders, establishing Refinancing Revolving Commitments and effecting such other amendments hereto and to the other Credit Documents as are contemplated by Section 2.26.
Refinancing Indebtedness” means, in respect of any Indebtedness (the “Original Indebtedness”), any Indebtedness that extends, renews, refinances or replaces such Original Indebtedness (or any Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof); provided that (a) the principal amount of such Refinancing Indebtedness shall not exceed the principal amount of such Original Indebtedness except by an amount not greater than accrued and unpaid interest on such Original Indebtedness, any original issue discount applicable to such Refinancing Indebtedness. any unused commitments in respect of such Original Indebtedness (only if and to the extent that, had such Original Indebtedness been incurred under such commitments at the time such Refinancing Indebtedness is incurred, it would have been permitted hereunder) and any reasonable fees, premiums and expenses relating to such extension, renewal or refinancing; (b) the stated final maturity of such Refinancing




Indebtedness shall not be earlier than that of such Original Indebtedness; (c) the weighted average life to maturity of such Refinancing Indebtedness shall not be shorter than the remaining weighted average life to maturity of such Original Indebtedness (and, for purposes of determining the weighted average life to maturity of such Original Indebtedness, the effects of any prepayments made prior to the date of the determination shall be disregarded); (d) such Refinancing Indebtedness shall not constitute an obligation (including pursuant to a Guarantee) of any Restricted Subsidiary that shall not have been (or, in the case of after-acquired Subsidiaries, shall not have been required to become) an obligor in respect of such Original Indebtedness; (e) if such Original Indebtedness shall have been subordinated to the Obligations, such Refinancing Indebtedness shall also be subordinated to the Obligations on terms not less favorable in any material respect to the Lenders; and (f) except where the Original Indebtedness is Permitted Term Indebtedness (it being understood that any Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of any Permitted Term Indebtedness shall be subject to the requirements set forth in clauses (II) and (III) of Section 6.1(l)), such Refinancing Indebtedness shall not be secured by any Lien on any asset other than the assets that secured such Original Indebtedness or, to the extent such assets would have been required to secure such Original Indebtedness pursuant to the terms thereof, that are proceeds and products of, or after-acquired property that is affixed or incorporated into, the assets that secured such Original Indebtedness.
Refinancing Revolving Commitments” as defined in Section 2.26(a).
Refinancing Revolving Lender” as defined in Section 2.26(a).
Refinancing Revolving Loans” as defined in Section 2.26(a).
Register” as defined in Section 2.7(b).
Regulation D” means Regulation D of the Board of Governors.
Regulation T” means Regulation T of the Board of Governors.
Regulation U” means Regulation U of the Board of Governors.
Regulation X” means Regulation X of the Board of Governors.
Reimbursement Date” as defined in Section 2.4(d).
Related Fund” means, with respect to any Lender that is an investment fund, any other investment fund that invests in commercial loans and that is managed or advised by the same investment advisor as such Lender or by an Affiliate of such investment advisor.
Related Parties” means, with respect to any Person, such Person’s Affiliates and the directors, officers, partners, members, trustees, employees, controlling persons, agents, administrators, managers, representatives and advisors of such Person and of such Person’s Affiliates.




Release” means any release, spill, emission, leaking, pumping, pouring, injection, escaping, deposit, disposal, discharge, dispersal, dumping, leaching or migration of any Hazardous Material into or through the indoor or outdoor environment, including the abandonment or disposal of any barrels, containers or other closed receptacles containing any Hazardous Material.
Rent Reserve” means, with respect to any real property leased by a Credit Party on which any Inventory is located (other than any such leased real property in respect of which the Administrative Agent shall have received a Collateral Access Agreement executed by the applicable landlord pursuant to which, among other things, such landlord waives or subordinates, in a manner reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, any rights and claims it has to such Inventory for any rent or other amounts payable to such landlord), an amount determined in the Administrative Agent’s Permitted Discretion; provided that such amount shall not exceed two months’ rental expense for such leased real property.
Reports” means reports prepared by the Administrative Agent or another Person showing the results of appraisals, field examinations or audits pertaining to the assets of the Borrower or any other Credit Party from information furnished by or on behalf of the Borrower or any Guarantor Subsidiary, which Reports (except where prepared for internal purposes of the Administrative Agent) may be distributed to the Lenders by the Administrative Agent.
Requisite Lenders” means, at any time, Lenders having or holding Revolving Exposure and unused Revolving Commitments representing more than 50% of the sum of the Revolving Exposure and unused Revolving Commitments of all the Lenders at such time. For purposes of this definition, the amount of Revolving Exposures and unused Revolving Commitments shall be determined by excluding the Revolving Exposure and unused Revolving Commitment of any Defaulting Lender.
Reserves” means (a) the Designated Pari Cash Management Services Reserves, (b) the Designated Pari Hedge Reserves, (c) the Rent Reserve, (d) the Royalty Reserve, (e) the Dilution Reserve and (f) without duplication (including with respect to any items that are otherwise addressed through eligibility criteria), any and all other reserves that the Administrative Agent deems necessary, in its Permitted Discretion, to maintain (including reserves for accrued and unpaid interest on the Obligations, contingent liabilities of any Credit Party, reserves for uninsured losses of any Credit Party, reserves to cover any Prior Claims, reserves for political risks or other risks (including risks of natural disasters) in respect of jurisdictions of customer locations, reserves for warehousemen’s and other bailee’s charges (except, in the case of any warehouseman or other bailees having possession of any Inventory, if such warehouseman or other bailee shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent an executed Collateral Access Agreement pursuant to which, among other things, it shall have waived or subordinated, in a manner reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, any rights and claims it has to such Inventory for any service charges or other amounts payable to it), reserves for freight charges, reserves for changes




in the determination of the saleability or realization values of Inventory, reserves for uninsured, underinsured, unindemnified or underindemnified liabilities or potential liabilities with respect to any litigation, reserves for export or import restrictions and reserves for Taxes, fees, assessments and other governmental charges) with respect to any Collateral, any Account Debtor or any Credit Party.
Resulting Revolving Borrowings” as defined in Section 2.24(e).
Restricted Junior Payment” means (a) any dividend or other distribution, direct or indirect (whether in Cash, Securities or other property), with respect to any Equity Interests in the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, (b) any payment or distribution, direct or indirect (whether in Cash, Securities or other property), including any sinking fund or similar deposit, on account of any redemption, retirement, purchase, acquisition, exchange, conversion, cancelation or termination of, or any other return of capital with respect to, any Equity Interests in the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, and (c) any payment or other distribution, direct or indirect (whether in Cash, Securities or other property) of or in respect of principal of or interest or premium on any Junior Indebtedness, or any payment or other distribution (whether in Cash, Securities or other property), including any sinking fund or similar deposit, on account of the redemption, retirement, purchase, acquisition, defeasance (including in‑substance or legal defeasance), exchange, conversion, cancelation or termination of any Junior Indebtedness; provided that any Special Mandatory Redemption/Prepayment shall be deemed not to be a Restricted Junior Payment.
Restricted Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is not an Unrestricted Subsidiary.
Returns” means (a) with respect to any Investment in the form of a loan or advance, the repayment to the investor in Cash or Cash Equivalents of principal thereof and (b) with respect to any Acquisition or other Investment, any return of capital (including dividends, distributions and similar payments and profits on sale to a Person other than the Borrower or a Subsidiary) received by the investor in Cash or Cash Equivalents in respect of such Acquisition or other Investment.
Revolving Borrowing” means a Borrowing comprised of Revolving Loans.
Revolving Commitment” means, with respect to any Lender, the commitment of such Lender to make Revolving Loans and to acquire participations in Letters of Credit, Swing Line Loans and Protective Advances hereunder, expressed as an amount representing the maximum aggregate permitted amount of such Lender’s Revolving Exposure hereunder. The initial amount of each Lender’s Revolving Commitment is set forth on Schedule 2.1 or in the applicable Assignment Agreement or an Incremental Facility Agreement, as applicable, subject to any increase or reduction pursuant to the terms and conditions hereof. The aggregate amount of the Revolving Commitments as of the Closing Date is $75,000,000.




Revolving Commitment Period” means the period from the Closing Date to but excluding the Revolving Commitment Termination Date.
Revolving Commitment Termination Date” means the earlier to occur of (a) the Revolving Maturity Date and (b) the date on which all the Revolving Commitments are terminated or permanently reduced to zero pursuant hereto.
Revolving Exposure” means, with respect to any Lender at any time, the sum of (a) the aggregate principal amount of the Revolving Loans of such Lender outstanding at such time, (b) such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the Letter of Credit Usage at such time, (c) such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the aggregate principal amount of the Swing Line Loans outstanding at such time and (d) such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the aggregate principal amount of the Protective Advances outstanding at such time.
Revolving Loan” means a revolving loan made by a Lender to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.1(a).
Revolving Maturity Date” means the date that is five years after the Closing Date.March 1, 2023; provided that on January 28, 2021, the Revolving Maturity Date shall be automatically modified to be January 28, 2021 (and thereafter all references herein to the “Revolving Maturity Date” shall be deemed to be references to January 28, 2021) unless, on such date, the Liquidity shall be at least equal to 125% of the aggregate principal amount of Permitted Term Indebtedness then outstanding that has final scheduled maturity, or weighted average life to maturity, prior to May 31, 2023 (such aggregate principal amount then or at any time thereafter outstanding being referred to as the “Short-Dated Term Amount”).
Royalty Reserve” means, at any time, a reserve equal to an amount determined in the Administrative Agent’s Permitted Discretion; provided that such amount shall not exceed the sum of (a) accrued but unpaid royalties due to third parties for the sale of any Inventory subject to any license of Intellectual Property plus (b) unpaid royalties due to third parties for finished goods Inventory on hand subject to any license of Intellectual Property.
S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Financial Services, a division of McGraw-Hill Financial, Inc., or any successor to its rating agency business.
Sale/Leaseback Transaction” means an arrangement relating to property owned by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary whereby the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary Disposes of such property to any Person and the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary leases such property, or other property that it intends to use for substantially the same purpose or purposes as the property Disposed of, from such Person or its Affiliates.
Sanctioned Person” means, at any time, (a) any Person listed in any Sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets




Control or the United States Department of State or by the United Nations Security Council, the European Union or any EU member state, (b) any Person operating, organized or resident in any jurisdictions subject to Sanctions or (c) any Person controlled by any such Person.
“Sanctions” as defined in Section 4.23.
“Sanctions Laws” as defined in Section 4.23.
SEC means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
Secured Net Leverage Ratio” means, as of any date, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Secured Net Debt as of such date to (b) Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for the period of four consecutive Fiscal Quarters of the Borrower most recently ended on or prior to such date.
Secured Parties” as defined in the Pledge and Security Agreement.
Securities” means any stock, shares, partnership interests, voting trust certificates, certificates of interest or participation in any profit‑sharing agreement or arrangement, options, warrants, bonds, debentures, notes or other evidences of indebtedness, secured or unsecured, convertible, subordinated or otherwise, or in general any instruments commonly known as “securities” or any certificates of interest, shares or participations in temporary or interim certificates for the purchase or acquisition of, or any right to subscribe to, purchase or acquire, any of the foregoing.
Securities Act” means the United States Securities Act of 1933.
Senior Notes” means the 6.004.625% Senior Unsecured Notes due 20222026 issued by the Borrower on April 1, 2014.November 10, 2017.
“Short-Dated Term Amount” as defined in the definition of the term “Revolving Maturity Date”.
Solvency Certificate means a Solvency Certificate executed by the chief financial officer of the Borrower substantially in the form of Exhibit L.
Solvent” means that, as of the date of determination, (a) the fair value of the assets of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, exceeds their debts and liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, on a consolidated basis, (b) the present fair saleable value of the property of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, is greater than the amount that will be required to pay the probable liability, on a consolidated basis, of their debts and other liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, on a consolidated basis, as such debts and other liabilities become absolute and matured, (c) the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, are able to pay their debts and liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, on a consolidated basis, as such liabilities become absolute and matured and (d) the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, are not engaged




in, and are not about to engage in, business for which they have unreasonably small capital. For purposes of this definition, the amount of any contingent liability at any time shall be computed as the amount that would reasonably be expected to become an actual and matured liability.
“Special Mandatory Redemption/Repayment” means, with respect to any Indebtedness incurred to finance, in whole or in part, any Acquisition and any related transactions, the redemption or other satisfaction and discharge thereof pursuant to a “special mandatory redemption” provision (or other similar provision) as a result of such Acquisition not having been consummated by the date specified in the definitive documents evidencing or governing such Indebtedness.
Specified Acquired Company Financial Statements” means such audited and unaudited financial statements of the Acquired Company and its Subsidiaries (giving effect to the Life Sciences Sale as either (a) discontinued operations pursuant to ASC 205-20-45, Presentation of Financial Statements-Discontinued Operations or (b) as necessary to permit the preparation of Pro Forma Financial Statements, but including after giving effect to the Life Sciences Sale and, otherwise, under and in accordance with Article 11 of Regulation S-X and the relevant SEC rules and regulations applicable thereto for Form S-1 registration statements) as are required to satisfy the financial statement requirements of the SEC for inclusion in a registration statement for a registered offering of senior unsecured debt Securities on Form S-1 (other than consolidating and other financial statements and data that would be required by Sections 3-09, 3-10 and 3-16 of Regulation S-X under the Securities Act) or that would be necessary for the underwriters of such Securities to receive customary “comfort” (including customary negative assurance comfort, including with respect to change period comfort) from the independent registered public accounting firms of the Borrower and the Acquired Company in connection with the offering of such Securities.
Specified Disposition” the sale (including by way of the sale of Equity Interests in the Subsidiary identified in writing to the Administrative Agent prior to the Closing Date and whether by merger, consolidation or otherwise) of all or substantially all of the business and operations representing the line of business of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries identified in writing to the Administrative Agent prior to the Closing Date.
Specified Event of Default” means (a) any Event of Default arising under Section 8.1(a), 8.1(f) or 8.1(g), (b) any Event of Default arising from the failure to deliver a Borrowing Base Certificate by the time required hereunder, (c) any material inaccuracy in any Borrowing Base Certificate, (d) any Event of Default arising from a breach of Section 5.15, (e) any Event of Default arising from a breach of Section 6.7 or (f) any Event of Default arising from failure to maintain the legal existence of the Borrower as required by Section 5.2.




Specified Payment” means any Investment or other Acquisition or any designation of a Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary that, in each case, is subject to satisfaction of the Specified Payment Conditions.
Specified Payment Conditions” means, at any time of determination with respect to any Specified Payment, the requirement that (a) except to the extent set forth in clause (a) of the definition of “Permitted Acquisition”subject to Section 1.7 in the case of any Specified Payment that is a Limited Condition Acquisition that is a Permitted Acquisition, no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would arise as a result of such Specified Payment, and (b) after giving Pro Forma Effect to such Specified Payment, (i) the average daily Specified Payment Excess Availability Percentage during the 30-day period ending on the date of such Specified Payment shall be not less than 12.5%, (ii) the Specified Payment Excess Availability Percentage on the date of such Specified Payment shall be not less than 12.5% and (iii) unless after giving Pro Forma Effect to such Specified Payment, (1) the average daily Specified Payment Excess Availability Percentage during the 30-day period ending on the date of such Specified Payment shall be not less than 15% and (2) the Specified Payment Excess Availability Percentage on the date of such Specified Payment shall not be less than 15%, the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio as of the last day of the most recently ended Test Period (regardless whether a Covenant Period has occurred and is continuing) shall be not less than 1.00 to 1.00.
Specified Payment Excess Availability Percentage” means, at any time of determination, the percentage equivalent to a fraction (a) the numerator of which is Excess Availability at such time and (b) the denominator of which is the lesser of (i) the Maximum Credit and (ii) the Borrowing Base then in effect.
Specified Payment RP Conditions” means, at any time of determination with respect to any Restricted Junior Payment, the requirement that (a) no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would arise as a result of such Restricted Junior Payment, and (b) after giving Pro Forma Effect to such Restricted Junior Payment, (i) the average daily Specified Payment Excess Availability Percentage during the 30-day period ending on the date of such Specified Payment shall be not less than 15%, (ii) the Specified Payment Excess Availability Percentage on the date of such Restricted Junior Payment shall be not less than 15% and (iii) unless after giving Pro Forma Effect to such Restricted Junior Payment, (1) the average daily Specified Payment Excess Availability Percentage during the 30 day period ending on the date of such Restricted Junior Payment shall be not less than 17.5% and (2) the Specified Payment Excess Availability Percentage on the date of such Restricted Junior Payment shall not be less than 17.5%, the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio as of the last day of the most recently ended Test Period (regardless whether a Covenant Period has occurred and is continuing) shall be not less than 1.00 to 1.00.
Specified Permitted Indebtedness Documentation Requirements” means, with respect to any Indebtedness, the requirements that the terms of such Indebtedness (excluding interest rates (whether fixed or floating), interest margins, benchmark rate floors, fees, original issue discounts and prepayment or redemption terms




(including “no call” terms and other restrictions thereunder) and premiums) are, when taken as a whole, not materially more favorable to the lenders or holders providing such Indebtedness than those applicable under this Agreement when taken as a whole (other than covenants (including any Previously Absent Financial Maintenance Covenant) or other provisions applicable only to periods after the latest Maturity Date in effect at the time of incurrence of such Indebtedness) (it being understood that such Indebtedness shall not include any Previously Absent Financial Maintenance Covenant unless such Previously Absent Financial Maintenance Covenant applies only to periods after the latest Maturity Date in effect at the time of incurrence of such Indebtedness or this Agreement is amended to include such Previously Absent Financial Maintenance Covenant for the benefit of all Lenders); provided that a certificate of an Authorized Officer of the Borrower delivered to the Administrative Agent at least five Business Days prior to the incurrence of such Indebtedness, together with a reasonably detailed description of the material terms and conditions of such Indebtedness or drafts of the documentation relating thereto, stating that the Borrower has determined in good faith that such terms and conditions satisfy the requirement of this definition shall be conclusive evidence that such terms and conditions satisfy such requirement unless the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower in writing within such five Business Day period that it disagrees with such determination (including a reasonable description of the basis upon which it disagrees)).
Specified Real Estate Asset” means each Material Real Estate Asset that is intended by the Borrower to be part of the Specified Disposition and identified in writing to the Administrative Agent prior to the Closing Date.
Specified Representations” means the representations and warranties set forth in Sections 4.1(a), 4.1(b)(ii) and 4.1(b)(iii) (in each case, solely with respect to the Credit Parties), 4.3 (solely with respect to the Credit Documents), 4.4(b) (solely with respect to the Credit Documents), 4.6, 4.14, 4.15, 4.18, 4.21(a), 4.23(a) and 4.23(c).
Standard Letter of Credit Practice” means, for any Issuing Bank, any domestic or foreign law or letter of credit practices applicable in the city in which such Issuing Bank issued the applicable Letter of Credit or, for its branch or correspondent, such laws and practices applicable in the city in which it has advised, confirmed or negotiated such Letter of Credit, as the case may be, in each case, (a) which letter of credit practices are of banks that regularly issue letters of credit in the particular city, and (b) which laws or letter of credit practices are required or permitted under ISP or UCP, as chosen in the applicable Letter of Credit.
Subordinated Indebtedness” of any Person means any Indebtedness of such Person that is contractually subordinated in right of payment to any other Indebtedness of such Person.
Subsidiary” means, with respect to any Person (the “parent”) at any date, (a) any Person the accounts of which would be consolidated with those of the parent in the parent’s consolidated financial statements if such financial statements were prepared in conformity with GAAP as of such date and (b) any other Person of which Equity Interests




representing more than 50% of the equity value or more than 50% of the ordinary voting power or, in the case of a partnership, more than 50% of the general partnership interests are, as of such date, owned, controlled or held, by the parent or one or more subsidiaries of the parent or by the parent and one or more subsidiaries of the parent. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to Subsidiaries shall be deemed to refer to Subsidiaries of the Borrower.
Supermajority Lenders” means, at any time, Lenders having or holding Revolving Exposure and unused Revolving Commitments representing more than 66-2/3% of the sum of the Revolving Exposure and unused Revolving Commitments of all the Lenders at such time. For purposes of this definition, the amount of Revolving Exposures and unused Revolving Commitments shall be determined by excluding the Revolving Exposure and unused Revolving Commitment of any Defaulting Lender.
Supplemental Collateral Questionnaire” means a certificate in the form of Exhibit M or any other form approved by the Collateral Agent.
Swap Obligation” as defined in “Excluded Swap Obligation”.
Swing Line Lender” means Goldman Sachs, in its capacity as the Swing Line Lender hereunder, together with its permitted successors and assigns in such capacity.
Swing Line Loan” means a loan made by the Swing Line Lender to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.3.
Swing Line Sublimit” means $20,000,000.
Syndication Agent” means Goldman Sachs, in its capacity as syndication agent for the credit facility established under this Agreement.
Tax” means all present or future taxes, levies, imposts, duties, deductions, withholdings (including backup withholding), assessments, fees or other charges imposed by any Governmental Authority, including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.
Term Credit Agreement” means the Term Credit and Guaranty Agreement dated as of the Closing Date,April 30, 2014, among the Borrower, the Guarantor Subsidiaries, the lenders party thereto and Goldman Sachs, as administrative agent and collateral agent thereunder.
Term Priority Collateral” as defined in the ABL Intercreditor Agreement.
Test Period” means, on any date of determination, the most recent period of four consecutive Fiscal Quarters of the Borrower for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.1(a) or 5.1(b) (or, prior to the first delivery of any such financial statements, the period of four consecutive Fiscal Quarters of the Borrower ended December 31, 2013).




Total Net Leverage Ratio” means, as of any date, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Total Net Debt as of such date to (b) Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for the period of four consecutive Fiscal Quarters of the Borrower most recently ended on or prior to such date.
Total Utilization of Revolving Commitments” means, at any time, the sum of the Revolving Exposures of all the Lenders at such time.
Traded Securities” means any debt or equity Securities issued pursuant to a public offering or Rule 144A offering or other similar private placement.
Transactions” means (a) the execution, delivery and performance by each Credit Party of the Credit Documents to which it is to be a party, the creation of the Liens provided for in the Collateral Documents and, in the case of the Borrower, the borrowing of Loans, the obtaining of Letters of Credit and the use of the proceeds thereof, (b) the execution, delivery and performance by each Credit Party of the “Credit Documents” to which it is to be a party and the creation of the Liens provided for in the “Collateral Documents”, in each case under the Term Credit Agreement, (c) the execution, delivery and performance by each Credit Party of the Permitted Senior Notes Indebtedness Documents with respect to the Original Senior Notes and the use of proceeds thereof, (d) the Merger, the Life Sciences Sale and the other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement and (e) the payment of fees and expenses in connection with the foregoing.
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 Eurodollar Rate or the Base Rate.
UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code (or any similar or equivalent legislation) as in effect from time to time in any applicable jurisdiction.
UCP” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits 2007 Revision, International Chamber of Commerce Publication No. 600 and any subsequent revision thereof adopted by the International Chamber of Commerce on the date such Letter of Credit is issued.
Unrestricted Cash” means, on any date, Cash and Cash Equivalents owned on such date by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a CFC or a CFC Holding Company, as reflected on a balance sheet prepared as of such date in conformity with GAAP, provided that (a) such Cash and Cash Equivalents do not appear (and would not be required to appear) as “restricted” on a consolidated balance sheet of such Person prepared in conformity with GAAP, (b) such Cash and Cash Equivalents are free and clear of all Liens, other than (i) nonconsensual Liens permitted by Section 6.2 (including, without limitation, clause (a) of the definition of the term “Permitted Encumbrances”), (ii) Liens referred to in clause (i) of the definition of the term “Permitted Encumbrances”, (iii) Liens created under the Credit Documents and (iv) Liens securing Permitted Term Indebtedness, and (c) the use of such Cash and Cash Equivalents for application to the payment of




Indebtedness is not prohibited in any material respect by applicable law or any material Contractual Obligation and such Cash and Cash Equivalents are not contractually restricted in any material respect from being distributed to the Borrower.“Unrestricted Subsidiary” means (a) anySubsidiary” means (a) any Escrow Subsidiary, (b) any other Subsidiary of the Borrower that is designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary in the manner provided below and not subsequently redesignated as a “Restricted Subsidiary” in the manner provided below and (bc) each Subsidiary of an Unrestricted Subsidiary.
The Borrower may designate any Subsidiary to be an “Unrestricted Subsidiary” under clause (b) above by delivering to the Administrative Agent a certificate of a Financial Officer of the Borrower specifying such designation and certifying that such designated Subsidiary satisfies the requirements set forth in this definition (and including reasonably detailed calculations demonstrating satisfaction of the requirement in clause (b)(i) below); provided that no Subsidiary may be designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary under clause (b) above unless (a) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would result therefrom, (b) at the time each such designation becomes effective (i) the Specified Payment Conditions are satisfied after giving Pro Forma Effect thereto and (ii) if such Subsidiary is a Credit Party that owns any ABL Priority Collateral, the Borrower shall have (A) delivered to the Administrative Agent a completed Borrowing Base Certificate calculating and certifying the Borrowing Base and the Excess Availability as of the most recent Borrowing Base Reporting Date for which a calculation of the Borrowing Base shall have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.1(m) giving Pro Forma Effect to such designation as if effected immediately prior to such Borrowing Base Reporting Date and (B) shall have substantially simultaneously with the effectiveness of such designation, to the extent that Total Utilization of Revolving Commitments would otherwise exceed the Borrowing Base then in effect, prepaid Loans and/or Cash Collateralized Letters of Credit in an amount sufficient to eliminate such excess, (c) such Subsidiary does not own any Equity Interests in any of the Restricted Subsidiaries, (d) such Subsidiary does not own (or hold or control by lease, exclusive license or otherwise) any asset (including any Intellectual Property) that is material to the operation in the ordinary course of business of (i) the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, or (ii) the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries that are Domestic Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, (e) each Subsidiary of such Subsidiary has been designated as (and, for so long as it is a Subsidiary of the Borrower, continues as) an “Unrestricted Subsidiary” in accordance with this definition, (f) the Investments in such Unrestricted Subsidiary by the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries (including, after giving effect to the next sentence, those resulting from such designation) are permitted under Section 6.6, (g) such Subsidiary shall have been or will promptly be designated an “unrestricted subsidiary” (or otherwise not be subject to the covenants) under any Permitted Senior Notes Indebtedness and any Permitted Term Indebtedness and (h) no Subsidiary may be designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary if it was previously an Unrestricted Subsidiary that has been redesignated as a Restricted Subsidiary. Upon the designation of any Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary, the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries shall be deemed to have made an Investment in such Unrestricted Subsidiary in an amount equal at the time of such designation to the fair value of such Subsidiary (as determined reasonably and in good faith by a Financial Officer of the Borrower). The Borrower shall cause each




Unrestricted Subsidiary to satisfy at all times the requirements set forth in clauses (c), (d) and (g) above.
The Borrower may designate any Unrestricted Subsidiary (other than any Escrow Subsidiary) as a “Restricted Subsidiary” by delivering to the Administrative Agent a certificate of a Financial Officer of the Borrower specifying such redesignation and certifying that such redesignation satisfies the requirements set forth in this paragraph; provided that (a) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would result therefrom and (b) the redesignation of an Unrestricted Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary shall constitute the incurrence, at the time of such redesignation, of any Indebtedness and Liens of such Subsidiary existing at such time.
Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement or any other Credit Document to the contrary, nothing shall restrict or prohibit (a) the formation of an Escrow Subsidiary and (b) the holding by any Escrow Subsidiary of any Escrow Funds in any Escrow Account and the granting by any Escrow Subsidiary of, or the existence of, any Liens on any Escrow Account, the Escrow Funds or any documentation relating thereto, in each case, in favor of any Escrow Agent (or its designee).
Unrestricted Subsidiary Reconciliation Statement” means, with respect to any balance sheet or statement of operations, comprehensive income, equity or cash flows of the Borrower, such financial statement (in substantially the same form) prepared on the basis of consolidating the accounts of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries and treating Unrestricted Subsidiaries as if they were not consolidated with the Borrower and otherwise eliminating all accounts of Unrestricted Subsidiaries, together with an explanation of reconciliation adjustments in reasonable detail.
US Person” means any Person that is a “United States Person” as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Internal Revenue Code.
US Tax Compliance Certificate” as defined in Section 2.20(f)(ii)(B)(3).
Weekly Reporting Period” means each period (a) commencing on any day when Excess Availability is less than 10% of the Maximum Credit and continuing until the first day thereafter on which Excess Availability shall have been greater than 10% of the Maximum Credit for at least 30 consecutive days or (b) commencing on any day when a Specified Event of Default shall have occurred and continuing until the first day thereafter on which no Specified Event of Default shall have existed for at least 30 consecutive days and the Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate to that effect from an Authorized Officer of the Borrower.
wholly owned”, when used in reference to a Subsidiary of any Person, means that all the Equity Interests in such Subsidiary (other than directors’ qualifying shares and other nominal amounts of Equity Interests that are required to be held by other Persons under applicable law) are owned, beneficially and of record, by such Person, another wholly owned Subsidiary of such Person or any combination thereof.




“Write-Down and Conversion Powers” means, 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    Accounting Terms; Pro Forma Calculations. (a) Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all terms of an accounting or financial nature used herein shall be construed in conformity with GAAP as in effect from time to time; provided that (a) if the Borrower, by notice to the Administrative Agent, shall request an amendment to any provision hereof to eliminate the effect of any change occurring after the date hereof in GAAP or in the application thereof on the operation of such provision (or if the Administrative Agent or the Requisite Lenders, by notice to the Borrower, shall request an amendment to any provision hereof for such purpose), regardless of whether any such notice is given before or after such change in GAAP or in the application thereof, then such provision shall be interpreted on the basis of GAAP as in effect and applied immediately before such change shall have become effective until such notice shall have been withdrawn or such provision amended in accordance herewith and (b) notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, all terms of an accounting or financial nature used herein shall be construed, and all computations of amounts and ratios referred to herein shall be made, (i) without giving effect to any election under Statement of Financial Accounting Standards 159, The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities, or any successor thereto (including pursuant to the Accounting Standards Codification), to value any Indebtedness of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary at “fair value”, as defined therein, (ii) without giving effect to any treatment of Indebtedness in respect of convertible debt instruments under Accounting Standards Codification 470-20 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification or Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) to value any such Indebtedness in a reduced or bifurcated manner as described therein, and such Indebtedness shall at all times be valued at the full stated principal amount thereof, and (iii) without giving effect to any change to GAAP occurring after the date hereof as a result of the adoption of any proposals set forth in the Proposed Accounting Standards Update, Leases (Topic 840), issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board on August 17, 2010, or any other proposals issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board in connection therewith, in each case if such change would require treating any lease (or similar arrangement conveying the right to use) as a capital lease where such lease (or similar arrangement) was not required to be so treated under GAAP as in effect on the date hereof. Where reference is made to “the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis” or similar language, such consolidation shall not include any Subsidiaries of the Borrower other than the Restricted Subsidiaries.
(b)    Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, for purposes of determining compliance with any test or covenant contained in this Agreement, the Secured Net Leverage Ratio, the Total Net Leverage Ratio, the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio and any other financial ratio shall be calculated giving Pro Forma Effect to each Pro Forma Event occurring during the applicable period of four consecutive Fiscal Quarters to which such calculation relates or after the end of such period of four consecutive Fiscal Quarters




but not later than the date of such calculation (notwithstanding that such ratio may be said to be determined as of the end of a Test Period); provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, when calculating the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio or any leverage ratio for purposes of determining actual compliance (and not Pro Forma Compliance or compliance after giving Pro Forma Effect or on a Pro Forma Basis) with the Financial Performance Covenant or any other financial maintenance covenant that might be added hereto after the date hereof, any Pro Forma Event and any related adjustment contemplated in the definitions of Pro Forma Basis, Pro Forma Compliance and Pro Forma Effect (and corresponding provisions of the definition of Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA) that occurred subsequent to the end of the applicable period of four consecutive Fiscal Quarters shall not be given Pro Forma Effect.
1.3    Interpretation, Etc. Any of the terms defined herein may, unless the context otherwise requires, be used in the singular or the plural, depending on the reference. References herein to any Article, Section, Schedule or Exhibit shall be to an Article or a Section of, or a Schedule or an Exhibit to, this Agreement, unless otherwise specifically provided. The words “include”, “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation”. The word “will” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word “shall”. The words “asset” and “property” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect and to refer to any and all real and personal, tangible and intangible assets and properties, including Cash, Securities, accounts and contract rights. The word “law” shall be construed as referring to all statutes, rules, regulations, codes and other laws (including official rulings and interpretations thereunder having the force of law or with which affected Persons customarily comply), and all judgments, orders, writs and decrees, of all Governmental Authorities. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein and unless the context requires otherwise, (a) any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document (including this Agreement and the other Credit Documents) shall be construed as referring to such agreement, instrument or other document as from time to time amended, supplemented or otherwise modified (subject to any restrictions on such amendments, supplements or modifications set forth herein and, in the case of the Merger Agreement and the Life Sciences Sale Agreement, subject to the approval thereof by the Arranger to the extent such approval would be required under Section 3.1)), (b) any definition of or reference to any statute, rule or regulation shall be construed as referring thereto as from time to time amended, supplemented or otherwise modified (including by succession of comparable successor laws), and all references to any statute shall be construed as referring to all rules, regulations, rulings and official interpretations promulgated or issued thereunder, (c) any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s successors and assigns (subject to any restrictions on assignment set forth herein) and, in the case of any Governmental Authority or any self-regulating entity, any other Governmental Authority or entity that shall have succeeded to any or all functions thereof, and (d) the words “herein”, “hereof” and “hereunder”, and words of similar import, shall be construed to refer to this Agreement in its entirety and not to any particular provision hereof.
1.4    Currency Translation. For purposes of any determination under Sections 6 and 8, amounts incurred or outstanding, or proposed to be incurred or outstanding, in currencies other than Dollars shall be translated into Dollars at the currency exchange rates




in effect on the date of such determination; provided that (a) for purposes of any determination under Sections 6.1, 6.4, 6.6 and 6.8, the amount of each applicable transaction denominated in a currency other than Dollars shall be translated into Dollars at the applicable currency exchange rate in effect on the date of the consummation thereof, which currency exchange rates shall be determined reasonably and in good faith by the Borrower, and (b) for purposes of the Financial Performance Covenant, any other financial test and the related definitions, amounts in currencies other than Dollars shall be translated into Dollars at the currency exchange rates then most recently used in preparing the consolidated financial statements of the Borrower. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth herein, but subject to clause (b) above, (i) no Default shall arise as a result of any limitation or threshold expressed in Dollars in this Agreement being exceeded in respect of any transaction solely as a result of changes in currency exchange rates from those applicable for determining compliance with this Agreement at the time of, or at any time following, such transaction and (ii) in the case of any Indebtedness outstanding under any clause of Section 6.1 or secured under any clause of Section 6.2 that contains a limitation expressed in Dollars and that, as a result of changes in exchange rates, is so exceeded, such Indebtedness will be permitted to be refinanced with Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof incurred under such clause notwithstanding that, after giving effect to such refinancing, such excess shall continue.
1.5    Classification of Loans and Borrowings. For purposes of this Agreement, Loans and Borrowings may be classified and referred to by Class (e.g., a “Revolving Loan” or “Revolving Borrowing”) or by Type (e.g., a “Eurodollar Rate Loan” or “Eurodollar Rate Borrowing”) or by Class and Type (e.g., a “Eurodollar Rate Revolving Loan” or “Eurodollar Rate Revolving Borrowing”).
1.6    Effectuation of Transactions. All references herein to the Borrower and the Subsidiaries or the Restricted Subsidiaries shall be deemed to be (unless the context otherwise requires) references to such Persons, and all the representations and warranties of the Borrower and the other Credit Parties contained in this Agreement and the other Credit Documents shall be deemed made, in each case, after giving effect to the Merger and the other Transactions to occur on the Closing Date.
1.7    Limited Condition Acquisitions. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement or any other Credit Document to the contrary, solely for purposes of determining whether a Limited Condition Acquisition (or any Indebtedness (other than any Loans or Letters of Credit) or Lien incurred in connection therewith) is consummated or incurred in compliance with any provision of this Agreement (including compliance with the Secured Net Leverage Ratio, the Total Net Leverage Ratio, the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio, Consolidated Total Assets or any other financial metric, calculating availability under baskets, the absence of any Default or Event of Default and the accuracy of any representation or warranty, but excluding any determination or test on the basis of Excess Availability (except any such determination or test to determine whether such Limited Condition Acquisition is permitted)), whether or not such provision expressly permits compliance to be determined or tested in accordance with the provisions of this Section 1.7 (but, for the avoidance of doubt, not for purposes of determining whether the Borrower has actually complied with Section 6.7 itself or whether conditions precedent in Section 3.2 have




been satisfied), the date of determination of whether such provision has been satisfied shall, at the option of the Borrower and upon delivery by the Borrower on or prior to the applicable Limited Condition Acquisition Test Date of a notice to that effect to the Administrative Agent, be the date on which the definitive agreement for such Limited Condition Acquisition is entered into (the “Limited Condition Acquisition Test Date”), with such determination to give effect on a Pro Forma Basis to such Limited Condition Acquisition and the other transactions to be entered into in connection therewith (including any incurrence of Indebtedness or Liens and the use of proceeds thereof) as if they had occurred at the beginning of the most recent Test Period ending prior to the Limited Condition Acquisition Test Date. For the avoidance of doubt, if the Borrower has exercised such option, (a) compliance with such provision shall not be required to be redetermined or retested at the time of consummation of such Limited Condition Acquisition (it being understood that nothing in this clause (a) with respect to any Limited Condition Acquisition shall affect required compliance with any covenants in this Agreement with respect to any period after the consummation of such Limited Condition Acquisition) and (b) should any of the ratios, financial metrics or amounts for which compliance was determined or tested as of the Limited Condition Acquisition Test Date be exceeded as a result of fluctuations in any such ratio, financial metric or amount, including due to fluctuations in Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA, at or prior to the consummation of the relevant Limited Condition Acquisition, such ratio, financial metric or amount will be deemed not to have been exceeded as a result of such fluctuations solely for purposes of determining whether such Limited Condition Acquisition (or such Indebtedness or Liens incurred in connection therewith) was consummated or incurred in compliance with such provision. If the Borrower has exercised such option in connection with any Limited Condition Acquisition, then, in connection with any subsequent calculation of ratios, financial metrics or amounts (but, for the avoidance of doubt, not for purposes of determining whether the Borrower has actually complied with Section 6.7 itself) on or following the relevant Limited Condition Acquisition Test Date and prior to the earlier of (i) the date on which such Limited Condition Acquisition is consummated and (ii) the date that the definitive agreement for such Limited Condition Acquisition is terminated or expires without consummation of such Limited Condition Acquisition (with the Borrower agreeing to provide the Administrative Agent with prompt notice thereof), any such ratio, financial metric or amounts shall be calculated on a Pro Forma Basis assuming such Limited Condition Acquisition and the other transactions in connection therewith (including any incurrence of Indebtedness or Liens and the use of proceeds thereof) have been consummated.
SECTION 2. LOANS AND LETTERS OF CREDIT
2.1.    Revolving Loans. (a) Revolving Commitments. During the Revolving Commitment Period, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, each Lender agrees to make Revolving Loans to the Borrower in Dollars in an aggregate principal amount that will not result in (i) such Lender’s Revolving Exposure exceeding its Revolving Commitment or (ii) the Total Utilization of Revolving Commitments exceeding the lesser of (A) the Maximum Credit and (B) the Borrowing Base then in effect. Amounts borrowed pursuant to this Section 2.1(a) that are repaid or prepaid may, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, be




reborrowed during the Revolving Commitment Period. Each Lender’s Revolving Commitment shall terminate on the Revolving Commitment Termination Date.
(b)    Borrowing Mechanics for Revolving Loans.
(i) Each Revolving Loan shall be made as part of a Borrowing consisting of Revolving Loans of the same Type made by the Lenders proportionately to their Pro Rata Shares. At the commencement of each Interest Period for any Eurodollar Rate Revolving Borrowing, such Borrowing shall be in an aggregate amount of $1,000,000 or an integral multiple of $500,000 in excess of such amount; provided that a Eurodollar Rate Revolving Borrowing that results from a continuation of an outstanding Eurodollar Rate Revolving Borrowing may be in an aggregate amount that is equal to the amount of such outstanding Borrowing. At the time each Base Rate Revolving Borrowing is made, such Borrowing shall be in an aggregate amount of $500,000 or an integral multiple of $100,000 in excess of such amount; provided that such Borrowing may be in an aggregate amount that is equal to the entire unused balance of the Maximum Credit or that is required to finance the reimbursement of a drawing under a Letter of Credit as contemplated by Section 2.4(d) or the repayment of any Protective Advance as contemplated by Section 2.2(a).
(ii) To request a Revolving Borrowing, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent a fully completed and executed Funding Notice (A) in the case of a Eurodollar Rate Borrowing, not later than 1:00 p.m. (New York City time) at least three Business Days in advance of the proposed Credit Date (which shall be a Business Day) and (B) in the case of a Base Rate Borrowing, not later than 1:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the proposed Credit Date (which shall be a Business Day). In lieu of delivering a Funding Notice, the Borrower may give the Administrative Agent, not later than the applicable time set forth above, telephonic notice of any proposed Revolving Borrowing; provided that such telephonic notice shall be promptly confirmed in writing by delivery to the Administrative Agent of a fully completed and executed Funding Notice. Promptly upon receipt by the Administrative Agent of a Funding Notice in accordance with this paragraph, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Lender of the details thereof and of the amount of such Lender’s Revolving Loan to be made as part of the requested Revolving Borrowing. Following delivery of a Funding Notice for a Eurodollar Rate Revolving Borrowing, any failure to make such Borrowing shall be subject to Section 2.18(c).
(iii) Each Lender shall make the principal amount of the Revolving Loan required to be made by it hereunder on any Credit Date available to the Administrative Agent not later than 3:00 p.m. (New York City time) on such Credit Date by wire transfer of same day funds in Dollars to the account of the Administrative Agent most recently designated by it for such purpose by notice to the Lenders. The Administrative Agent will make each such Revolving Loan available to the Borrower by promptly




remitting the amounts so received, in like funds, to the account specified by the Borrower in the applicable Funding Notice (or, in the case of a Base Rate Revolving Borrowing specified by the Borrower in the applicable Funding Notice as made to finance reimbursement of a drawing under a Letter of Credit as contemplated by Section 2.4(d), to the applicable Issuing Bank).
2.2.    Protective Advances. (a) General. Subject to the limitations set forth below, the Administrative Agent is authorized by the Borrower and the Lenders, from time to time during the Revolving Commitment Period, in the Administrative Agent’s sole discretion (but without any obligation to) (i) after the occurrence of a Default or an Event of Default or (ii) at any time that any of the other conditions precedent set forth in Section 3.2 would not be satisfied, to make loans to the Borrower in Dollars on behalf of the Lenders, which the Administrative Agent, in its Permitted Discretion, deems necessary or desirable (A) to preserve or protect the Collateral, or any portion thereof, (B) to enhance the likelihood of, or maximize the amount of, repayment of the Loans and other Obligations referred to in clause (a) of the definition of such term or (C) to pay any other amount chargeable to or required to be paid by the Borrower pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, including payments of reimbursable expenses (including costs, fees and expenses as described in Section 10.2) and other sums payable under the Credit Documents (any such loans are herein referred to as “Protective Advances”); provided that no Protective Advance shall be made if immediately after giving effect thereto the aggregate principal amount of the outstanding Protective Advances would exceed an amount equal to 10% of the Borrowing Base in effect at the time of the making of such Protective Advance or (y) the Total Utilization of Revolving Commitments would exceed the Maximum Credit. Protective Advances may be made even if the conditions precedent set forth in Section 3.2 have not been satisfied. The Protective Advances shall constitute Obligations for all purposes hereof and the other Credit Documents and shall be Guaranteed and secured as provided in the Credit Documents. All Protective Advances shall be Base Rate Loans. The Administrative Agent’s authorization to make Protective Advances may be revoked at any time by the Requisite Lenders. Any such revocation must be in writing and shall become effective prospectively upon the Administrative Agent’s receipt thereof. The Administrative Agent may at any time (i) request, on behalf of the Borrower, the Lenders to make, subject to the limitations set forth in Section 2.1(a) and to the satisfaction of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 3.2, Base Rate Revolving Loans to repay any Protective Advance or (ii) require the Lenders to acquire participations in any Protective Advance as provided in Section 2.2(b). The Administrative Agent shall endeavor to notify the Borrower promptly after the making of any Protective Advance.
(b)    Lenders’ Participations in Protective Advances. The Administrative Agent may by written notice given to each Lender not later than 1:00 p.m. (New York City time) on any Business Day require the Lenders to purchase, in accordance with their Pro Rata Shares, participations in all or a portion of the Protective Advances outstanding, together with accrued interest thereon. Such notice shall specify the aggregate amount of the Protective Advance or Protective Advances in which Lenders will be required to participate and such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of such Protective Advance or Protective Advances and the accrued interest thereon. Each Lender shall make available an amount equal to such




Lender’s Pro Rata Share of such Protective Advance or Protective Advances, and the accrued interest thereon, not later than 12:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the first Business Day following the date of receipt of such notice, by wire transfer of same day funds in Dollars to the account of the Administrative Agent most recently designated by it for such purpose by notice to the Lenders. In the event that any Lender fails to make available for the account of the Administrative Agent any payment referred to in the preceding sentence, the Administrative Agent shall be entitled to recover such amount on demand from such Lender, together with interest thereon for three Business Days at the rate customarily used by the Administrative Agent for the correction of errors among banks and thereafter at the Base Rate. In order to evidence the purchase of participations under this Section 2.2(b), each Lender agrees to enter at the request of the Administrative Agent into a participation agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent. In the event the Lenders shall have purchased participations in any Protective Advance pursuant to this Section 2.2(b), the Administrative Agent shall promptly distribute to each Lender that has paid all amounts payable by it under this Section 2.2(b) with respect to such Protective Advance such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of all payments subsequently received by the Administrative Agent from or on behalf of the Borrower in respect of such Protective Advance; provided that any such payment so distributed shall be repaid to the Administrative Agent if and to the extent such payment is required to be refunded to the Borrower for any reason. The purchase of participations in a Protective Advance pursuant to this Section 2.2(b) shall not constitute a Loan and shall not relieve the Borrower of its obligation to repay such Protective Advance.
(c)    Obligations Absolute. The obligations of the Lenders under Section 2.2(b) shall be unconditional and irrevocable and shall be paid and performed strictly in accordance with the terms hereof under all circumstances, notwithstanding (i) the existence of any claim, set‑off, defense or other right that the Borrower or any Lender may have at any time against the Administrative Agent or any other Person or, in the case of any Lender, against the Borrower, whether in connection herewith, with the transactions contemplated herein or with any unrelated transaction, (ii) any adverse change in the business, operations, properties, condition (financial or otherwise) or prospects of the Borrower or any Subsidiary, (iii) any breach hereof or of any other Credit Document by any party thereto, (iv) any Default or Event of Default and (v) any other event or condition whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing.
2.3.    Swing Line Loans. (a) General. During the Revolving Commitment Period, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Swing Line Lender agrees to make Swing Line Loans to the Borrower in Dollars in an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding not to exceed the Swing Line Sublimit; provided that no Swing Line Loan shall be made if immediately after giving effect thereto the Total Utilization of Revolving Commitments would exceed the lesser of (i) the Maximum Credit and (ii) the Borrowing Base then in effect. Amounts borrowed pursuant to this Section 2.3(a) that are repaid or prepaid may, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, be reborrowed during the Revolving Commitment Period.
(b)    Borrowing Mechanics for Swing Line Loans.




(i)    Each Swing Line Loan shall be a Base Rate Loan. Each Swing Line Loan shall be in an amount of $500,000 or an integral multiple of $100,000 in excess of such amount.
(ii)    To request a Swing Line Loan, the Borrower shall deliver to the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent a fully completed and executed Funding Notice not later than 1:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the proposed Credit Date (which shall be a Business Day). In lieu of delivering a Funding Notice, the Borrower may give the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent, not later than the applicable time set forth above, telephonic notice of any proposed Swing Line Loan; provided that such telephonic notice shall be promptly confirmed in writing by delivery to the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent of a fully completed and executed Funding Notice.
(iii)    The Swing Line Lender shall make the principal amount of the Swing Line Loan available to the Administrative Agent not later than 3:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the applicable Credit Date by wire transfer of same day funds in Dollars to the account of the Administrative Agent most recently designated by it for such purpose by notice to the Lenders. The Administrative Agent will make available such Swing Line Loan to the Borrower by promptly remitting the amounts so received, in like funds, to the account specified by the Borrower in the applicable Funding Notice (or in the case of a Swing Line Loan specified by the Borrower in the applicable Funding Notice as made to finance the reimbursement of a drawing under a Letter of Credit as contemplated by Section 2.4(d), to the applicable Issuing Bank).
(c)    Lenders’ Participations in Swing Line Loans. The Swing Line Lender shall, on a weekly or a more frequently than weekly basis when any Swing Line Loan is outstanding, by written notice given to the Administrative Agent not later than 1:00 p.m. (New York City time) on any Business Day require the Lenders to purchase, in accordance with their Pro Rata Shares, participations in all or a portion of the Swing Line Loans outstanding. Such notice shall specify the aggregate amount of the Swing Line Loan or Loans in which Lenders will be required to participate. Promptly upon receipt of such notice, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Lender of the details of such notice and of such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of such Swing Line Loan or Loans. Each Lender shall make available an amount equal to such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of such Swing Line Loan or Loans, not later than 12:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the first Business Day following the date of receipt of such notice, by wire transfer of same day funds in Dollars to the account of the Administrative Agent most recently designated by it for such purpose by notice to the Lenders, and the Administrative Agent shall promptly remit the amounts so received, in like funds, to the Swing Line Lender. In the event that any Lender fails to make available for the account of the Swing Line Lender any payment referred to in the preceding sentence, the Swing Line Lender shall be entitled to recover such amount on demand from such Lender, together with interest thereon for three Business Days at the rate customarily used by the Swing Line Lender for the correction of errors among banks and thereafter at the Base Rate. In order to evidence the purchase of participations under this Section 2.3(c), each Lender




agrees to enter at the request of the Swing Line Lender into a participation agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent. Each Lender acknowledges and agrees that, in making any Swing Line Loan, the Swing Line Lender shall be entitled to rely, and shall not incur any liability for relying, upon the representation and warranty of the Borrower deemed made pursuant to Section 3.2, unless, at least one Business Day prior to the time such Swing Line Loan is made, the Borrower or the Requisite Lenders shall have notified the Swing Line Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) in writing that, as a result of one or more events or circumstances described in such notice, one or more of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 3.2 would not be satisfied if such Swing Line Loan were then made (it being agreed that, in the event the Swing Line Lender shall have received any such notice, or shall otherwise believe in good faith that such conditions would not be satisfied, it shall have no obligation to (and, in the event it shall have received any such notice, shall not) make any Swing Line Loan until and unless it shall be satisfied that the events and circumstances giving rise thereto shall have been cured or otherwise shall have ceased to exist). In the event the Lenders shall have purchased participations in any Swing Line Loan pursuant to this Section 2.3(c), the Swing Line Lender shall promptly distribute to each Lender that has paid all amounts payable by it under this Section 2.3(c) with respect to such Swing Line Loan such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of all payments subsequently received by the Swing Line Lender from or on behalf of the Borrower in respect of the interest of such Lender in such Swing Line Loan; provided that any such payment so distributed shall be repaid to the Swing Line Lender if and to the extent such payment is required to be refunded to the Borrower for any reason. The purchase of participations in a Swing Line Loan pursuant to this Section 2.3(c) shall not constitute a Revolving Loan and shall not relieve the Borrower of its obligation to repay such Swing Line Loan; provided that, unless the Administrative agent shall have received written notice from the Borrower of a failure to satisfy any condition set forth in Section 3.2 prior to the time set for any purchase by the Lenders of participations in any Swing Line Loan pursuant to this Section 2.3(c), the amounts that otherwise would have been advanced by Lenders to fund such purchase of participations shall for all purposes hereunder instead be deemed to constitute Base Rate Revolving Loans borrowed by the Borrower with the proceeds of such Revolving Loans being deemed to have been applied to prepay such Swing Line Loan.
(d)    Obligations Absolute. The obligations of the Lenders under Section 2.3(c) shall be unconditional and irrevocable and shall be paid and performed strictly in accordance with the terms hereof under all circumstances, notwithstanding (i) the existence of any claim, set‑off, defense or other right that the Borrower or any Lender may have at any time against the Swing Line Lender or any other Person or, in the case of any Lender, against the Borrower, whether in connection herewith, with the transactions contemplated herein or with any unrelated transaction, (ii) any adverse change in the business, operations, properties, condition (financial or otherwise) or prospects of the Borrower or any Subsidiary, (iii) any breach hereof or of any other Credit Document by any party thereto, (iv) any Default or Event of Default and (v) any other event or condition whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing.
(e)    Swing Line Lender Notice to the Administrative Agent. The Swing Line Lender shall give the Administrative Agent prompt notice of any prepayment or repayment received by the Swing Line Lender from or on behalf of the Borrower in respect of any




Swing Line Loan and of any failure by the Borrower to prepay or repay the Swing Line Loan as required hereunder.
2.4.    Letters of Credit. (a) General. During the Revolving Commitment Period, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, each Issuing Bank agrees to issue Letters of Credit for the account of the Borrower or, so long as the Borrower is a joint and several co-applicant with respect thereto, the account of any Restricted Subsidiary, and to amend or extend Letters of Credit previously issued by it as requested by the Borrower; provided that no Letter of Credit shall be, or shall be required to be, issued, amended or extended by any Issuing Bank unless (i) such Issuing Bank (if other than the Person serving as the Administrative Agent) shall have given written notice thereof to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.4(g), (ii) immediately after giving effect thereto (A) the Total Utilization of Revolving Commitments shall not exceed the lesser of (x) the Maximum Credit and (y) the Borrowing Base then in effect and (B) the Letter of Credit Usage shall not exceed the Letter of Credit Sublimit, (iii) such Letter of Credit shall be a standby letter of credit denominated in Dollars, (iv) such Letter of Credit shall have an expiration date that is not later than the earlier of (A) the date that is five Business Days prior to the Revolving Maturity Date as in effect at the time of the issuance thereof (or, in the case of an extension of any Letter of Credit, at the time of such extension) and (B) the date that is one year after the date of issuance of such Letter of Credit (or, in the case of an extension of any Letter of Credit, one year after the date of such extension), provided that such Issuing Bank may agree that (x) such Letter of Credit will automatically extend for one or more successive periods not to exceed one year each (but in any event to a date not later than the date that is five Business Days prior to the Revolving Maturity Date) unless such Issuing Bank elects not to extend for any such additional period or (y) such Letter of Credit will expire after the applicable date referred to above if such Letter of Credit is, at the time it is issued or extended, cash collateralized or otherwise backstopped in an amount and manner and pursuant to documentation approved in writing by such Issuing Bank (any such Letter of Credit referred to in this clause (y) being a “Backstopped Letter of Credit”), and (v) such issuance, amendment or extension is in accordance with such Issuing Bank’s standard operating procedures. Each Letter of Credit shall be in a form acceptable to the applicable Issuing Bank in its reasonable discretion, it being agreed that the Borrower is responsible for preparing or approving the final text of each Letter of Credit issued by any Issuing Bank, irrespective of any assistance such Issuing Bank may provide such as drafting or recommending text or by such Issuing Bank’s use or refusal to use text submitted by the Borrower. The Borrower is solely responsible for the suitability of the Letter of Credit for the Borrower’s purposes. With respect to any Letter of Credit containing an “automatic amendment” to extend the expiration date of such Letter of Credit, the applicable Issuing Bank, in its sole and absolute discretion, may give notice of nonrenewal of such Letter of Credit and, if the Borrower does not at any time want such Letter of Credit to be renewed, the Borrower will so notify the Administrative Agent and the applicable Issuing Bank at least 15 calendar days before such Issuing Bank is required to notify the beneficiary of such Letter of Credit or any advising bank of such nonrenewal pursuant to the terms of such Letter of Credit. Each Existing Letter of Credit shall be deemed, for all purposes of this Agreement (including paragraphs (d) and (e) of this Section), to be a Letter of Credit issued hereunder for the account of the Borrower. The Borrower unconditionally and irrevocably




agrees that, in connection with any Existing Letter of Credit, it will be fully responsible for the reimbursement of drawings under such Existing Letter of Credit, the payment of interest thereon and the payment of fees due under Section 2.11 to the same extent as if it were the account party in respect of such Existing Letter of Credit. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, any Issuing Bank may, but shall not be obligated to, issue a Letter of Credit that supports the obligations of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in respect of (I) a lease of real property to the extent that the face amount of such Letter of Credit exceeds the highest rent (including all rent-like charges) payable under such lease for a period of one year, or (II) an employment contract to the extent that the face amount of such Letter of Credit exceeds the highest compensation payable under such contract for a period of one year.
(b)    Request for Issuance, Amendment or Extension. To request the issuance of a Letter of Credit (or an amendment or extension (other than an automatic extension permitted under Section 2.4(a)) of an outstanding Letter of Credit), the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent and the applicable Issuing Bank an Issuance Notice not later than 1:00 p.m. (New York City time) at least three Business Days, or such shorter period as may be agreed to by such Issuing Bank in any particular instance, in advance of the proposed date of issuance, amendment or extension. In connection with any such request, the Borrower shall specify (i) the amount of such Letter of Credit, (ii) the requested date of issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of such Letter of Credit, (iii) the requested expiration date of such Letter of Credit, (iv) the name and address of the beneficiary of such Letter of Credit and (v) such other information (including the conditions to drawing, and, in the case of an amendment, renewal or extension, identification of the Letter of Credit to be so amended, renewed, or extended) as shall be necessary to prepare, amend, renew, or extend such Letter of Credit. If requested by the applicable Issuing Bank, the Borrower also shall submit, not later than the time set forth above, a completed and executed letter of credit application on such Issuing Bank’s standard form in connection with any such request and shall provide such other documents or information as such Issuing Bank may reasonably require in connection with the issuance, amendment or extension of the applicable Letter of Credit; provided that in the event of any inconsistency or conflict between the terms and conditions of such letter of credit application and the terms and conditions of this Agreement, it is the intention of the parties hereto that such provisions be read together and construed, to the fullest extent possible, to be in concert with each other. In the event of any actual, irreconcilable conflict that cannot be resolved as aforesaid, the terms and provisions of this Section 2.4 shall control and govern. An Issuing Bank shall have no obligation to issue a Letter of Credit if 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 request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over such Issuing Bank shall prohibit or request that such Issuing Bank refrain from the issuance of letters of credit generally or such Letter of Credit in particular.
(c)    Responsibility of the Issuing Banks. In determining whether to honor any drawing under any Letter of Credit, the sole responsibility of an Issuing Bank shall be to examine the documents delivered under such Letter of Credit with reasonable care so as to ascertain whether such documents appear on their face to be in accordance with the terms




and conditions of such Letter of Credit, it being agreed that, with respect to such documents that appear on their face to be in substantial compliance, but are not in strict compliance, with the terms of such 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. As between the Borrower and any Issuing Bank, the Borrower assumes all risks of the acts and omissions of, or misuse of any Letter of Credit by, the beneficiary of any Letter of Credit. In furtherance and not in limitation of the foregoing, any act taken or omitted to be taken by any Issuing Bank under or in connection with any Letter of Credit or any documents or certificates delivered thereunder, if taken or omitted in good faith, shall not give rise to any liability on the part of such Issuing Bank to the Borrower, and none of the Issuing Banks or any of their Related Parties shall have any responsibility for (and none of their rights or powers hereunder shall be affected or impaired by):
(i)the form, validity, sufficiency, accuracy, genuineness or legal effect of any document submitted by any Person in connection with the application for and issuance of any Letter of Credit, even if it should in fact prove to be in any or all respects invalid, insufficient, inaccurate, fraudulent or forged;
(ii)the validity or sufficiency of any instrument transferring or assigning or purporting to transfer or assign any Letter of Credit or the rights or benefits thereunder or proceeds thereof, in whole or in part, that may prove to be invalid or ineffective for any reason;
(iii)failure of the beneficiary of any Letter of Credit to comply with any conditions required in order to draw upon such Letter of Credit;
(iv)the misapplication by the beneficiary of any Letter of Credit of the proceeds of any drawing under such Letter of Credit;
(v)honor of a presentation under any Letter of Credit that on its face substantially complies with the terms and conditions of such Letter of Credit, even if such Letter of Credit requires strict compliance by the beneficiary;
(vi)honor of a presentation of any Drawing Document that appears on its face to have been signed, presented or issued (A) by any purported successor or transferee of any beneficiary or other Person required to sign, present or issue such Drawing Document or (B) under a new name of the beneficiary;
(vii)acceptance as a draft of any written or electronic demand or request for payment under a Letter of Credit, even if nonnegotiable or not in the form of a draft or notwithstanding any requirement that such draft, demand or request bear any or adequate reference to such Letter of Credit so long as the applicable Drawing Document on its face substantially complies with the terms and conditions of such Letter of Credit;




(viii)the identity or authority of any presenter or signer of any Drawing Document or the form, accuracy, genuineness or legal effect of any Drawing Document (so long as such Issuing Bank determines that such Drawing Document on its face substantially complies with the terms and conditions of the Letter of Credit);
(ix)acting upon any instruction or request relative to a Letter of Credit or a requested Letter of Credit that such Issuing Bank in good faith believes to have been given by a Person authorized to give such instruction or request;
(x)any errors, omissions, interruptions, loss or delays in transmission or delivery of any message, advice or document (regardless of how sent or transmitted) or for errors in interpretation of technical terms or in translation or any delay in giving or failing to give notice to the Borrower;
(xi)any acts, omissions or fraud by, or the insolvency of, any beneficiary, any nominated person or entity or any other Person or any breach of contract between any beneficiary and the Borrower or any of the parties to the underlying transaction to which any Letter of Credit relates;
(xii)assertion or waiver of any provision of the ISP or UCP that primarily benefits an issuer of a letter of credit, including any requirement that any Drawing Document be presented to it at a particular hour or place;
(xiii)payment to any paying or negotiating bank (designated or permitted by the terms of the applicable Letter of Credit) claiming that it rightfully honored or is entitled to reimbursement or indemnity under Standard Letter of Credit Practice applicable to it;
(xiv)acting or failing to act as required or permitted under Standard Letter of Credit Practice applicable to where such Issuing Bank has issued, confirmed, advised or negotiated such Letter of Credit, as the case may be;
(xv)honor of a presentation after the expiration date of any Letter of Credit notwithstanding that a presentation was made prior to such expiration date and dishonored by such Issuing Bank if subsequently such Issuing Bank or any court or other finder of fact determines such presentation should have been honored;
(xvi)dishonor of any presentation that does not strictly comply or that is fraudulent, forged or otherwise not entitled to honor;
(xvii)honor of a presentation that is subsequently determined by the applicable Issuing Bank to have been made in violation of international, federal, state or local restrictions on the transaction of business with certain prohibited Persons; or
(xviii)any consequences arising from causes beyond the control of the applicable Issuing Bank, including any Governmental Acts;
provided that, subject to Sections 2.4(k) and 2.4(l) and the other provisions hereof, the foregoing shall not release an Issuing Bank from such liability to the Borrower as may be




determined in a final, non-appealable judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction against such Issuing Bank following reimbursement or payment of the obligations and liabilities, including reimbursement and other payment obligations, of the Borrower to such Issuing Bank arising under, or in connection with, this Section 2.4 or any Letter of Credit.
(d)    Reimbursement by the Borrower. In the event an Issuing Bank shall have determined to honor a drawing under any Letter of Credit, it shall promptly notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent thereof, and the Borrower shall reimburse such Issuing Bank for such drawing by paying to such Issuing Bank an amount in Dollars in same day funds equal to the amount of such drawing not later than (i) if the Borrower shall have received notice of such drawing prior to 10:00 a.m. (New York City time) on any Business Day, then 2:00 p.m. (New York City time) on such Business Day or (ii) otherwise, 2:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the Business Day next following the day that the Borrower receives such notice (the date on which the Borrower is required to reimburse a drawing under any Letter of Credit being referred to herein as the “Reimbursement Date” in respect of such drawing); provided that the Borrower may, subject to the conditions to borrowing set forth herein, request in accordance with Section 2.1(b) or 2.3(a), as applicable, that such reimbursement payment be financed with a Base Rate Revolving Borrowing or a Swing Line Loan and, to the extent the applicable Issuing Bank shall have received the proceeds thereof, the Borrower’s obligation to make such reimbursement payment shall be discharged and replaced by the resulting Base Rate Revolving Borrowing or Swing Line Loan. The Borrower unconditionally and irrevocably agrees that, in connection with any Letter of Credit issued for the account of any Restricted Subsidiary as provided in Section 2.4(a), the Borrower will be fully responsible for the reimbursement of any drawings thereunder, the payment of interest thereon in accordance with Section 2.8(e) and the payment of fees due under Section 2.11 to the same extent as if it were the sole account party in respect of such Letter of Credit.
(e)    Lenders’ Participations in Letters of Credit. Immediately upon the issuance of any Letter of Credit (or an amendment to a Letter of Credit increasing the amount thereof), each Lender shall be deemed to have purchased from the applicable Issuing Bank, and agrees to fund as set forth herein, a participation in such Letter of Credit and any drawings thereunder in an amount equal to such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the maximum amount that is or at any time may become available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit. In the event the Borrower shall fail for any reason to reimburse the applicable Issuing Bank for any drawing under a Letter of Credit as provided in Section 2.4(d), such Issuing Bank shall promptly notify the Administrative Agent thereof and of the unreimbursed amount of such drawing and, promptly upon receipt of such notice, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Lender of the details of such notice and of such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of such unreimbursed amount. Each Lender shall make available an amount equal to such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of such unreimbursed amount to the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the first Business Day following the date of receipt of such notice, by wire transfer of same day funds in Dollars to the account of the Administrative Agent most recently designated by it for such purpose by notice to the Lenders, and the Administrative Agent shall promptly remit the amounts so received, in like funds, to the applicable Issuing




Bank. In the event that any Lender fails to make available, for the account of any Issuing Bank, any payment referred to in the preceding sentence, such Issuing Bank shall be entitled to recover such amount on demand from such Lender, together with interest thereon for three Business Days at the rate customarily used by such Issuing Bank for the correction of errors among banks and thereafter at the Base Rate. Each Lender agrees that, in issuing, amending or extending any Letter of Credit, the applicable Issuing Bank shall be entitled to rely, and shall not incur any liability for relying, upon the representation and warranty of the Borrower deemed made pursuant to Section 3.2, unless, at least one Business Day prior to the time such Letter of Credit is issued, amended or extended (or, in the case of any Letter of Credit subject to automatic extension provisions, at least three Business Days prior to the time by which the election not to extend must be made by the applicable Issuing Bank), the Borrower or the Requisite Lenders shall have notified the applicable Issuing Bank (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) in writing that, as a result of one or more events or circumstances described in such notice, one or more of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 3.2 would not be satisfied if such Letter of Credit were then issued, amended or extended (it being understood and agreed that, in the event any Issuing Bank shall have received any such notice, or shall otherwise believe in good faith that such conditions would not be satisfied, it shall have no obligation to (and, in the event it shall have received any such notice, shall not) issue, amend or extend any Letter of Credit until and unless it shall be satisfied that the events and circumstances giving rise thereto shall have been cured or otherwise shall have ceased to exist). In the event an Issuing Bank shall have been reimbursed by the Lenders pursuant to this Section 2.4(e) for all or any portion of any drawing honored by such Issuing Bank under a Letter of Credit, such Issuing Bank shall distribute to each Lender that has paid all amounts payable by it under this Section 2.4(e) with respect to such drawing such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of all payments subsequently received by such Issuing Bank from or on behalf of the Borrower in reimbursement of such drawing when such payments are received; provided that any such payment so distributed shall be repaid to such Issuing Bank if and to the extent such payment is required to be refunded to the Borrower for any reason. Any payment made by a Lender pursuant to this Section 2.4(e) to reimburse an Issuing Bank for a drawing under a Letter of Credit (other than the funding of a Base Rate Revolving Borrowing or a Swing Line Loan as contemplated by Section 2.4(d)) shall not constitute a Loan and shall not relieve the Borrower of its obligation to reimburse such drawing or to pay interest thereon in accordance with Section 2.8(e).
(f)    Obligations Absolute. The obligation of the Borrower to reimburse each Issuing Bank for drawings honored under the Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank and the obligations of the Lenders under Section 2.4(e) shall be unconditional and irrevocable and shall be paid and performed strictly in accordance with the terms hereof under all circumstances, notwithstanding:
(i)any lack of validity, enforceability or legal effect of any Letter of Credit or this Agreement or any term or provision therein or herein;
(ii)payment against presentation of any draft, demand or claim for payment under any Drawing Document that does not comply in whole or in part with the terms of the applicable Letter of Credit or which proves to be fraudulent, forged or invalid in any respect or any statement




therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect, or which is signed, issued or presented by a Person or a transferee of such Person purporting to be a successor or transferee of the beneficiary of such Letter of Credit;
(iii)such Issuing Bank or any of its branches or Affiliates being the beneficiary of any Letter of Credit;
(iv)such Issuing Bank or any correspondent honoring a drawing against a Drawing Document up to the amount available under any Letter of Credit even if such Drawing Document claims an amount in excess of the amount available under the Letter of Credit;
(v)the existence of any claim, set-off, defense or other right that the Borrower or any Subsidiary or any Lender may have at any time against any beneficiary, any assignee of proceeds, such Issuing Bank or any other Person or, in the case of any Lender, against the Borrower, whether in connection herewith, with the transactions contemplated herein or with any unrelated transaction (including any underlying transaction between the Borrower or any Subsidiary and the beneficiary under any Letter of Credit);
(vi)any adverse change in the business, operations, properties, condition (financial or otherwise) or prospects of the Borrower or any Subsidiary;
(vii)the fact that any Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing;
(viii)any force majeure or other event that under any rule of law or uniform practices to which any Letter of Credit is subject (including Section 3.14 of the ISP or any successor publication) permits a drawing to be made under such Letter of Credit after the expiration thereof or after the Revolving Maturity Date; or
(ix)any other event, circumstance or conduct whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing that might, but for this Section 2.4(f), constitute a legal or equitable defense to or discharge of, or provide a right of set-off against, the Borrower’s, any Subsidiary’s or any Lender’s reimbursement and other payment obligations and liabilities, arising under, or in connection with, any Letter of Credit, whether against such Issuing Bank, the beneficiary or any other Person;
provided that, subject to Sections 2.4(k) and 2.4(l) and the other provisions hereof, the foregoing shall not release an Issuing Bank from such liability to the Borrower as may be determined in a final, non-appealable judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction against such Issuing Bank following reimbursement or payment of the obligations and liabilities, including reimbursement and other payment obligations, of the Borrower to such Issuing Bank arising under, or in connection with, this Section 2.4 or any Letter of Credit.





(g)    Issuing Bank Reports to the Administrative Agent. Unless otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank shall, in addition to its notification obligations set forth elsewhere in this Section 2.4, report in writing to the Administrative Agent (i) periodic activity (for such period or recurrent periods as shall be requested by the Administrative Agent) in respect of Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank, including all issuances, amendments and extensions, all expirations and cancelations and all honored drawings and reimbursements thereof, (ii) reasonably prior to the time that such Issuing Bank issues, amends or extends any Letter of Credit, the date of such issuance, amendment or extension, and the face amount of the Letters of Credit to be issued, amended or extended by such Issuing Bank and outstanding after giving effect to such issuance, amendment or extension (and whether the amounts thereof shall have changed), (iii) on each day on which such Issuing Bank honors any drawing under any Letter of Credit, the date and amount of the drawing so honored, (iv) on any Business Day on which the Borrower reimburses or fails to reimburse any drawing under a Letter of Credit as required hereunder, the date of such reimbursement or such failure and the amount of such reimbursed or unreimbursed drawing and (v) on any other Business Day, such other information as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request as to the Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank.
(h)    Cash Collateralization. If any Event of Default shall occur and be continuing, on the day that the Borrower receives notice from the Administrative Agent referred to in Section 8.1, the Borrower shall deposit in a deposit account in the name of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Issuing Banks and the Lenders, Cash Collateral in an amount equal to 103% of the Letter of Credit Usage as of such date; provided that the obligation to deposit such Cash Collateral shall become effective immediately, and such deposit shall become immediately due and payable, without demand or other notice of any kind, upon the occurrence of any Event of Default specified in Section 8.1(f) or 8.1(g). Cash Collateral shall also be deposited in accordance with this Section 2.4(h) as and to the extent required by Sections 2.14 and 2.22. Each such deposit shall be held by the Administrative Agent as collateral for the payment and performance of the obligations of the Borrower under this Agreement. The Administrative Agent shall have exclusive dominion and control, including the exclusive right of withdrawal, over such deposit account. Other than any interest earned on the investment of such deposits, which investments shall be made at the option and sole discretion of the Administrative Agent and at the Borrower’s risk and expense, such deposits shall not bear interest. Interest or profits, if any, on such investments shall accumulate in such account. Funds in such account shall, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 2.16(f) or the Collateral Documents, be applied by the Administrative Agent to reimburse the Issuing Banks for honored drawings under Letters of Credit for which they have not been reimbursed and, to the extent not so applied, shall be held for the satisfaction of the reimbursement obligations of the Borrower for the Letter of Credit Usage at such time or, if the maturity of the Loans has been accelerated (but subject to in the case of any such application at a time when any Lender is a Defaulting Lender (but only if, after giving effect thereto, the remaining Cash Collateral shall be less than the aggregate Fronting Exposure), the consent of each Issuing Bank), be applied to satisfy other obligations of the Borrower under this Agreement. If the Borrower is required to provide Cash Collateral as a result of the occurrence of an Event of Default, such Cash Collateral (to the extent not applied as aforesaid) shall be returned to the Borrower promptly after all Events of Default




have been cured or waived and the Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate from an Authorized Officer of the Borrower to that effect. If the Borrower is required to provide Cash Collateral pursuant to Section 2.14(a), such Cash Collateral (to the extent not applied as aforesaid) shall be returned to the Borrower to the extent that, after giving effect to such return, the Total Utilization of Revolving Commitments would not exceed the lesser of (i) the Maximum Credit and (ii) the Borrowing Base then in effect. Any Cash Collateral deposited pursuant to Section 2.14(b) shall (to the extent not applied as aforesaid) be returned to the Borrower if no Cash Dominion Period is continuing. If the Borrower is required to provide Cash Collateral pursuant to Section 2.22, such Cash Collateral (to the extent not applied as aforesaid) shall be returned to the Borrower to the extent that, after giving effect to such return, no Issuing Bank shall have any Fronting Exposure.
(i)    Termination of any Issuing Bank; Designation of Additional Issuing Banks.
(i)The Borrower may terminate the appointment of any Issuing Bank as an “Issuing Bank” hereunder by providing written notice thereof to such Issuing Bank, with a copy to the Administrative Agent. Any such termination shall become effective upon the earlier of (i) such Issuing Bank acknowledging receipt of such notice and (ii) the 10th Business Day following the date of the delivery thereof; provided that no such termination shall become effective (except to relieve such Issuing Bank from any obligation to issue, amend or extent any Letter of Credit) until and unless the Letter of Credit Usage attributable to Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank (or its Affiliates) shall have been reduced to zero. At the time any such termination shall become effective, the Borrower shall pay all unpaid fees accrued for the account of the terminated Issuing Bank pursuant to Section 2.11(b). Notwithstanding the effectiveness of any such termination, the terminated Issuing Bank shall continue to have all the rights of an Issuing Bank under this Agreement with respect to Letters of Credit issued by it prior to such termination, but shall not issue any additional Letters of Credit.
(ii)The Borrower may, at any time and from time to time, with the consent of the Administrative Agent (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld), designate as additional Issuing Banks one or more Lenders that agree to serve in such capacity as provided below. The acceptance by a Lender of an appointment as an Issuing Bank hereunder shall be evidenced by an agreement, which shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, executed by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and such designated Lender and, from and after the effective date of such agreement, (i) such Lender shall have all the rights and obligations of an Issuing Bank under this Agreement and (ii) references herein to the term “Issuing Bank” shall be deemed to include such Lender in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder.
(j)    Letter of Credit Amounts. Unless otherwise specified herein, the amount of any Letter of Credit at any time shall be deemed to be the stated amount of such Letter of Credit in effect at such time; provided that with respect to any Letter of Credit that, by its terms or the terms of any letter of credit application relating thereto (or of any other document,




agreement or instrument entered into by the applicable Issuing Bank and the Borrower and relating to such Letter of Credit), provides for one or more automatic increases prior to the expiration thereof (without giving effect to any automatic extension provisions therein or the reinstatement of an amount previously drawn thereunder and reimbursed) in the face amount thereof, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be the maximum face amount of such Letter of Credit after giving effect to all such increases, whether or not such maximum stated amount is in effect at such time.
(k)    Indemnity. Without limiting the provisions of Section 10.3 or any other provision of this Agreement, the Borrower agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless each Indemnitee, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, from and against any and all claims, demands, suits, actions, investigations, proceedings, liabilities, fines, costs, penalties and damages, and all reasonable fees and disbursements of attorneys, experts, or consultants and all other costs and expenses actually incurred in connection therewith or in connection with the enforcement of this indemnification (as and when they are incurred and irrespective of whether suit is brought), which may be incurred by or awarded against any such Indemnitee (other than (x) Taxes, except Taxes that represent claims, liabilities fines, costs, penalties or damages relating to or arising from any non-Tax claim, demand, suit, action, investigation or proceeding and (y) any liabilities, fines, costs, penalties, damages, fees and expenses arising out of claims, demands, suits, actions, investigations, or proceedings commenced or threatened by a Credit Party, which shall be the subject of Section 10.3 and shall not be the subject of this Section 2.4(k)) (the “Letter of Credit Indemnified Costs”), and which arise out of or in connection with, or as a result of:
(i)any Letter of Credit or any pre-advice of its issuance;
(ii)any transfer, sale, delivery, surrender or endorsement of any Drawing Document at any time(s) held by any Indemnitee in connection with any Letter of Credit;
(iii)any action or proceeding arising out of, or in connection with, any Letter of Credit (whether administrative, judicial or in connection with arbitration), including any action or proceeding to compel or restrain any presentation or payment under any Letter of Credit, or for the wrongful dishonor of, or honoring a presentation under, any Letter of Credit;
(iv)any independent undertakings issued by the beneficiary of any Letter of Credit;
(v)any unauthorized instruction or request made to an Issuing Bank in connection with any Letter of Credit or any requested Letter of Credit or error in computer or electronic transmission;
(vi)an adviser, confirmer or other nominated person seeking to be reimbursed, indemnified or compensated;
(vii)any third party seeking to enforce the rights of an applicant, beneficiary, nominated person, transferee, assignee of any Letter of Credit proceeds or holder of an instrument or document;
(viii)the fraud, forgery or illegal action of parties other than such Indemnitee;




(ix)an Issuing Bank’s performance of the obligations of a confirming institution or entity that wrongfully dishonors a confirmation; or
(x)the acts or omissions, whether rightful or wrongful, of any present or future de jure or de facto Governmental Authority or cause or event beyond the control of such Indemnitee;
in each case, including that resulting from any Indemnitee’s own negligence; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, such indemnity shall not be available to any Indemnitee claiming indemnification under this Section 2.4(k) to the extent that such Letter of Credit Indemnified Costs (i) have been found by a final, non-appealable judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction to have resulted directly from the gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct of such Indemnitee or its Related Parties or (ii) arise out of or in connection with any action, claim or proceeding not involving any Credit Party or the equityholders or Affiliates of any Credit Party (or the Related Parties of any Credit Party) that is brought by an Indemnitee against another Indemnitee (other than against any Agent or the Arranger (or any holder of any other title or role) in its capacity as such). The Borrower hereby agrees to pay any Indemnitee claiming indemnity on demand from time to time all amounts owing under this Section 2.4(k). If and to the extent that the obligations of Borrower under this Section 2.4(k) are unenforceable for any reason, the Borrower agrees to make the maximum contribution to the Letter of Credit Indemnified Costs permissible under applicable law. This indemnification provision shall survive termination of this Agreement and all Letters of Credit.
(l)    Limitation of Liability. The liability of an Issuing Bank (or any other Indemnitee) under, in connection with or arising out of any Letter of Credit (or pre-advice), regardless of the form or legal grounds of the action or proceeding, shall be limited to direct or actual damages suffered by the Borrower and the Subsidiaries that are caused directly by such Issuing Bank’s gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct in (i) honoring a presentation under a Letter of Credit that on its face does not at least substantially comply with the terms and conditions of such Letter of Credit, (ii) failing to honor a presentation under a Letter of Credit that strictly complies with the terms and conditions of such Letter of Credit or (iii) retaining Drawing Documents presented under a Letter of Credit. An Issuing Bank shall be deemed to have acted with due diligence and reasonable care if such Issuing Bank’s conduct is in accordance with Standard Letter of Credit Practice or in accordance with this Agreement. The Borrower’s aggregate remedies against any Issuing Bank and any other Indemnitee for wrongfully honoring a presentation under any Letter of Credit or wrongfully retaining honored Drawing Documents shall in no event exceed the aggregate amount paid by the Borrower to such Issuing Bank in respect of the honored presentation in connection with such Letter of Credit under Section 2.4(d), plus interest at the rate then applicable to Base Rate Loans hereunder. The Borrower shall take commercially reasonable action to avoid and mitigate the amount of any damages claimed against any Issuing Bank or any other Indemnitee, including by enforcing its rights against the beneficiaries of the Letters of Credit to the extent the Borrower deems such enforcement to be commercially reasonable. Any claim by the Borrower under or in connection with any Letter of Credit shall be reduced by an amount equal to the sum of (x) the amount (if any) saved by the




Borrower as a result of the breach or alleged wrongful conduct complained of and (y) the amount (if any) of the loss that would have been avoided by the Borrower had it taken all commercially reasonable steps to mitigate any loss, and in case of a claim of wrongful dishonor by specifically and timely authorizing the applicable Issuing Bank to effect a cure.
(m)    ISP and UCP. Unless otherwise expressly agreed by the applicable Issuing Bank and the Borrower when a Letter of Credit is issued (including any such agreement applicable to an Existing Letter of Credit), (i) the rules of the ISP and the UCP shall apply to each standby Letter of Credit and (ii) the rules of the UCP shall apply to each commercial Letter of Credit.
2.5.    Pro Rata Shares; Obligations Several; Availability of Funds. (a) All Loans on the occasion of any Borrowing shall be made, and all participations in Letters of Credit, Swing Line Loans and Protective Advances shall be purchased, by the Lenders in proportion to their Pro Rata Shares. The failure of any Lender to make any Loan or fund any participation required hereunder shall not relieve any other Lender of its obligations hereunder; provided that the Commitments and other obligations of the Lenders hereunder are several, and no Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to make any Loan or fund any participation required hereunder or to satisfy any of its other obligations hereunder.
(b) Unless the Administrative Agent shall have been notified by a Lender prior to the applicable Credit Date that such Lender does not intend to make available to the Administrative Agent the amount of such Lender’s Loan requested to be made on such Credit Date, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such amount available to the Administrative Agent on such Credit Date and may, in its sole discretion, but shall not be obligated to, make available to the Borrower a corresponding amount. In such event, if a Lender has not in fact made the amount of its Loan available to the Administrative Agent, then such Lender and the Borrower severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand, such corresponding amount, with interest thereon for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to the Borrower to but excluding the date of such payment to the Administrative Agent, at (i) in the case of a payment to be made by such Lender, (A) at any time prior to the third Business Day following the date such amount is made available to the Borrower, the customary rate set by the Administrative Agent for the correction of errors among banks and (B) thereafter, the Base Rate or (ii) in the case of a payment to be made by the Borrower, the interest rate applicable hereunder to Base Rate Loans of the applicable Class. If such Lender pays such amount to the Administrative Agent, then such amount shall constitute such Lender’s Loan included in the applicable Borrowing.
2.6.    Use of Proceeds. The Borrower will use the proceeds of the Revolving Loans made on the Closing Date solely to (a) fund any original issue discount or upfront fees payable in respect of the Term Credit Agreement and (b) in an aggregate amount not to exceed $37,500,000, for other working capital purposes. The Borrower will use the proceeds of the Revolving Loans and Swing Line Loans made after the Closing Date solely for working capital requirements and other general corporate purposes of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, including to finance Permitted Acquisitions. Letters of Credit will be used by the Borrower solely for general corporate purposes of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries.




2.7.    Evidence of Debt; Register; Notes. (a) Lenders’ Evidence of Debt. Each Lender shall maintain records evidencing the Obligations of the Borrower owing to such Lender, including the principal amount of the Loans made by such Lender and each repayment and prepayment in respect thereof. Subject to Section 2.7(b), such records maintained by any Lender shall be conclusive and binding on the Borrower, absent manifest error; provided that the failure to maintain any such records, or any error therein, shall not in any manner affect the obligation of the Borrower to pay any amounts due hereunder in accordance with the terms hereof; provided further that in the event of any inconsistency between the records maintained by any Lender and the records maintained by the Administrative Agent, the records maintained by the Administrative Agent shall govern and control.
(b)Register. The Administrative Agent shall maintain records of the name and address of, and the Commitments of and the principal amount of and stated interest on the Loans owing to, each Lender from time to time (the “Register”). The entries in the Register shall be conclusive and binding on the Borrower and each Lender, absent manifest error; provided that the failure to maintain the Register, or any error therein, shall not in any manner affect the obligation of any Lender to make a Loan or other payment hereunder or the obligation of the Borrower to pay any amounts due hereunder, in each case in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. The Register shall be available for inspection by the Borrower or any Lender (but, in the case of a Lender, only with respect to (i) any entry relating to such Lender’s Commitments or Loans and (ii) the identity of the other Lenders (but not information as to such other Lenders’ Commitments or Loans)) at any reasonable time and from time to time upon reasonable prior notice. The Borrower hereby designates the Person serving as the Administrative Agent to serve as the Borrower’s non-fiduciary agent solely for purposes of maintaining the Register as provided in this Section 2.7(b) and agrees that, in consideration of such Person serving in such capacity, such Person and its Related Parties shall constitute “Indemnitees”.
(c)Notes. Upon the request of any Lender by written notice to the Borrower (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), the Borrower shall promptly 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) to evidence such Lender’s Loans of any Class, which shall be in a form approved by the Administrative Agent.
2.8.    Interest on Loans and Letter of Credit Disbursements. (a) Subject to Section 2.10, each Loan of any Class shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof from the date made through repayment (whether by acceleration or otherwise) thereof as follows:
(i) if a Base Rate Loan (including each Swing Line Loan and each Protective Advance), at the Base Rate plus the Applicable Margin with respect to Loans of such Class; or
(ii) if a Eurodollar Rate Loan, at the Adjusted Eurodollar Rate plus the Applicable Margin with respect to Loans of such Class.
The applicable Base Rate or Adjusted Eurodollar Rate shall be determined by the Administrative Agent, and such determination shall be conclusive and binding on the parties hereto, absent manifest error.




(b)The basis for determining the rate of interest with respect to any Loan, and the Interest Period with respect to any Eurodollar Rate Borrowing, shall be selected by the Borrower pursuant to the applicable Funding Notice or Conversion/Continuation Notice delivered in accordance herewith; provided that there shall be no more than 10 (or such greater number as may be agreed to by the Administrative Agent) Eurodollar Rate Borrowings outstanding at any time. In the event the Borrower fails to specify in any Funding Notice the Type of the requested Borrowing, then the requested Borrowing shall be made as a Base Rate Borrowing. In the event the Borrower fails to deliver in accordance with Section 2.9 a Conversion/Continuation Notice with respect to any Eurodollar Rate 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 a Base Rate Borrowing. In the event the Borrower requests the making of, or the conversion to or continuation of, any Eurodollar Rate Borrowing but fails to specify in the applicable Funding Notice or Conversion/Continuation Notice the Interest Period to be applicable thereto, the Borrower shall be deemed to have specified an Interest Period of one month. No Borrowing of any Class may be converted into a Borrowing of another Class.
(c)Interest payable pursuant to Section 2.8(a) shall be computed (i) in the case of Base Rate Loans, on the basis of a 360-day year (or, in the case of Base Rate Loans determined by reference to the Prime Rate, a 365-day or 366-day year, as applicable), and (ii) in the case of Eurodollar Rate Loans, on the basis of a 360-day year, in each case for the actual number of days elapsed in the period during which such interest accrues. In computing interest on any Loan, the date of the making of such Loan or the first day of an Interest Period applicable to such Loan or, with respect to a Base Rate Loan being converted from a Eurodollar Rate Loan, the date of conversion of such Eurodollar Rate Loan to such Base Rate Loan, as the case may be, shall be included, and the date of payment of such Loan or the expiration date of an Interest Period applicable to such Loan or, with respect to a Base Rate Loan being converted to a Eurodollar Rate Loan, the date of conversion of such Base Rate Loan to such Eurodollar Rate Loan, as the case may be, shall be excluded; provided that if a Loan is repaid on the same day on which it is made, one day’s interest shall accrue on such Loan.
(d)Except as otherwise set forth herein, accrued interest on each Loan shall be payable in arrears (i) on each Interest Payment Date applicable to such Loan, (ii) upon any voluntary or mandatory repayment or prepayment of such Loan (other than any voluntary prepayment of any Base Rate Revolving Loan), to the extent accrued on the amount being repaid or prepaid, (iii) if such Loan is a Revolving Loan, a Swingline Loan or a Protective Advance, on the Revolving Commitment Termination Date, (iv) on the Maturity Date applicable to such Loan, (v) in the event of any conversion of a Eurodollar Rate Loan prior to the end of the Interest Period then applicable thereto, on the effective date of such conversion and (vi) in the case of any Protective Advance or any interest accrued in accordance with Section 2.10, on demand.
(e)The Borrower agrees to pay to each Issuing Bank, with respect to drawings honored under any Letter of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank, interest on the amount paid by such Issuing Bank in respect of each such drawing from the date such drawing is honored to but excluding the date such amount is reimbursed by or on behalf of




the Borrower at a rate equal to (i) for the period from the date such drawing is honored to but excluding the applicable Reimbursement Date, the rate of interest otherwise payable hereunder with respect to Base Rate Revolving Loans and (ii) thereafter, the rate determined in accordance with Section 2.10. Interest payable pursuant to this Section 2.8(e) shall be computed on the basis of a year of 365 days (or 366 days in a leap year) for the actual number of days elapsed in the period during which it accrues, and shall be payable on demand or, if no demand is made, on the date on which the related drawing under a Letter of Credit is reimbursed in full. In the event the applicable Issuing Bank shall have been reimbursed by the Lenders for all or any portion of such drawing, such Issuing Bank shall distribute to each Lender that has paid all amounts payable by it under Section 2.4(e) with respect to such drawing such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of any interest received by such Issuing Bank in respect of the portion of such drawing so reimbursed by the Lenders for the period from the date on which such Issuing Bank was so reimbursed by the Lenders to but excluding the date on which such portion of such drawing is reimbursed by the Borrower.
2.9.    Conversion/Continuation. (a) Subject to Section 2.18, the Borrower shall have the option:
(i)to convert at any time all or any part of any Borrowing from one Type to the other Type; and
(ii)to continue, at the end of the Interest Period applicable to any Eurodollar Rate Borrowing, all or any part of such Borrowing as a Eurodollar Rate Borrowing and to elect an Interest Period therefor;
provided, in each case, that at the commencement of each Interest Period for any Eurodollar Rate Borrowing, such Borrowing shall be in an amount that complies with Section 2.1(b).
In the event any Borrowing shall have been converted or continued in accordance with this Section 2.9 in part, such conversion or continuation shall be allocated ratably, in accordance with their Pro Rata Shares, among the Lenders holding the Loans comprising such Borrowing, and the Loans comprising each part of such Borrowing resulting from such conversion or continuation shall be considered a separate Borrowing. This Section 2.9 shall not apply to Swing Line Loans or Protective Advances, which may not be converted or continued.
(b)To exercise its option pursuant to this Section 2.9, the Borrower shall deliver a fully completed and executed Conversion/Continuation Notice to the Administrative Agent not later than 1:00 p.m. (New York City time) (i) on the proposed Conversion/Continuation Date, in the case of a conversion to a Base Rate Borrowing, and (ii) at least three Business Days in advance of the proposed Conversion/Continuation Date, in the case of a conversion to, or a continuation of, a Eurodollar Rate Borrowing. In lieu of delivering a Conversion/Continuation Notice, the Borrower may give the Administrative Agent, not later than the applicable time set forth above, telephonic notice of any proposed conversion or continuation; provided that such telephonic notice shall be promptly confirmed in writing by delivery to the Administrative Agent of a fully completed and executed Conversion/Continuation Notice. Except as otherwise provided herein, a Conversion/Continuation Notice for a conversion to, or a continuation of, any Eurodollar Rate Borrowing




shall be irrevocable on and after the related Interest Rate Determination Date, and the Borrower shall be bound to effect a conversion or continuation in accordance therewith; any failure to effect such conversion or continuation in accordance therewith shall be subject to Section 2.18(c).
(c)Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, if an Event of Default under Section 8.1(a), 8.1(f) or 8.1(g) or, at the request of the Requisite Lenders, any other Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, then no outstanding Borrowing may be converted to or continued as a Eurodollar Rate Borrowing.
2.10.    Default Interest. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, upon the occurrence and during the continuance of any Event of Default under Section 8.1(a), 8.1(f) or 8.1(g), any overdue principal of or interest on any Loan or any overdue fee or other amount payable by the Borrower hereunder shall bear interest, payable on demand, after as well as before judgment, at a rate per annum equal to (a) in the case of the principal of any Loan, 2.00% per annum in excess of the interest rate otherwise applicable hereunder to such Loan or (b) in the case of any other amount, a rate (computed on the basis of a year of 360 days for the actual number of days elapsed) that is 2.00% per annum in excess of the interest rate payable hereunder for Base Rate Loans. Payment or acceptance of the increased rates of interest provided for in this Section 2.10 is not a permitted alternative to timely payment and shall not constitute a waiver of any Event of Default or otherwise prejudice or limit any rights or remedies of the Administrative Agent or any Lender.
2.11.    Fees. (a) The Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of each Lender, for each day:
(i)a commitment fee equal to such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of (A) the excess, determined as of the close of business on such day, of (1) the Maximum Credit over (2) the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Revolving Loans and the Letter of Credit Usage, multiplied by (B) the Applicable Commitment Fee Rate on such day; and
(ii)a letter of credit fee equal to such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of (A) the Letter of Credit Usage (excluding any portion thereof attributable to unreimbursed drawings under the Letters of Credit), determined as of the close of business on such day, multiplied by (B) the Applicable Margin for Eurodollar Rate Revolving Loans on such day.
(b)The Borrower agrees to pay directly to each Issuing Bank, for its own account, the following fees:
(i)for each day, a fronting fee equal to 0.125% per annum multiplied by the Letter of Credit Usage attributable to Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank (excluding any portion thereof attributable to unreimbursed drawings under such Letters of Credit), determined as of the close of business on any such day; and
(ii)any and all other customary commissions, fees and charges then in effect imposed by, and any and all expenses incurred by, such Issuing Bank, or by any adviser, confirming institution or entity or other nominated person, relating to Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank, at the time of issuance by it of any Letter of Credit and upon the occurrence of any other activity with respect to any Letter of Credit issued




by it (including transfers, assignments of proceeds, amendments, drawings, renewals or cancellations).
(c)All fees referred to in Sections 2.11(a) and 2.11(b)(i) shall be calculated on the basis of a year of 360 days and the actual number of days elapsed and shall be payable quarterly in arrears on the last Business Day of March, June, September and December of each year (i) in the case of the fees referred to in Section 2.11(a)(i), during the Revolving Commitment Period and (ii) in the case of the fees referred to in Section 2.11(a)(ii) or 2.11(b)(i), during the period from and including the Closing Date to but excluding the later of the Revolving Commitment Termination Date and the date on which the Letter of Credit Usage shall have been reduced to zero; provided that all such fees shall be payable on the Revolving Commitment Termination Date and any such fees accruing after such date shall be payable on demand.
(d)The Borrower agrees to pay on the Closing Date to the Administrative Agent, for the account of each Lender, a closing fee in an amount equal to 1.00% of such Lender’s Revolving Commitment as of the Closing Date.
(e)The Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent and the Collateral Agent such other fees in the amounts and at the times separately agreed upon in respect of the credit facilities provided herein.
(f)Fees paid hereunder shall not be refundable or creditable under any circumstances.
2.12.    Repayment of Loans. The Borrower shall repay (a) to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Lenders, the then unpaid principal amount of each Revolving Loan on the Revolving Maturity Date; (b) to the Swing Line Lender the then unpaid principal amount of each Swing Line Loan on the earlier of (i) the Revolving Maturity Date and (ii) demand for payment thereof made to the Borrower by the Swing Line Lender; and (c) to the Administrative Agent the then unpaid principal amount of each Protective Advance on the earlier of (i) the Revolving Maturity Date and (ii) demand for payment thereof made to the Borrower by the Administrative Agent; provided that on each date that a Revolving Borrowing is made, the Borrower shall repay all Protective Advances that were outstanding on the date such Borrowing was requested.
2.13.    Voluntary Prepayments/Commitment Reductions. (a) Voluntary Prepayments. (i) At any time and from time to time, the Borrower may, without premium or penalty but subject to compliance with the conditions set forth in this Section 2.13(a) and with Section 2.18(c), prepay any Borrowing in whole or in part; provided that (A) each such partial voluntary prepayment of any Eurodollar Rate Borrowing shall be in an aggregate principal amount of $1,000,000 or an integral multiple of $500,000 in excess of such amount and (B) each such partial voluntary prepayment of any Base Rate Borrowing (including any Swing Line Loan or Protective Advance) shall be in an aggregate principal amount of $500,000 or an integral multiple of $100,000 in excess of such amount.
(ii)To make a voluntary prepayment pursuant to Section 2.13(a)(i), the Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent (and, in the case of a voluntary prepayment of any Swing Line Loan, the Swing Line Lender) not later than 1:00 p.m. (New York City time) (A) on the date of prepayment, in the case of prepayment of Base Rate Borrowings, or (B) at least three Business Days prior to the date of prepayment, in the case of




prepayment of Eurodollar Rate Borrowings. Each such notice shall specify the prepayment date (which shall be a Business Day) and the principal amount of each Borrowing or portion thereof to be prepaid, and may be given by telephone or in writing (and, if given by telephone, shall promptly be confirmed in writing). Each such notice shall be irrevocable, and the principal amount of each Borrowing specified therein shall become due and payable on the prepayment date specified therein; provided that a notice of prepayment of any Borrowing pursuant to Section 2.13(a)(i) may state that such notice is conditioned upon the occurrence of one or more events specified therein, in which case such notice may be rescinded by the Borrower (by notice to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the specified date of prepayment) if such condition is not satisfied. Promptly following receipt of any such notice (other than a notice relating solely to Swing Line Loans or Protective Advances), the Administrative Agent shall advise the Lenders of the applicable Class of the details thereof. Each voluntary prepayment of a Borrowing shall be allocated among the Lenders holding Loans comprising such Borrowing in accordance with their Pro Rata Shares.
(b)Voluntary Commitment Reductions. (i) At any time and from time to time, the Borrower may, without premium or penalty but subject to compliance with the conditions set forth in this Section 2.13(b), terminate in whole or permanently reduce in part the Revolving Commitments in an amount up to the amount by which the Maximum Credit exceeds the Total Utilization of Revolving Commitments at the time of such proposed termination or reduction; provided that each such partial reduction of the Revolving Commitments shall be in an aggregate amount of $5,000,000 or an integral multiple of $1,000,000 in excess of such amount.
(ii)To make a voluntary termination or reduction of the Revolving Commitments pursuant to Section 2.13(b)(i), the Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent not later than 1:00 p.m. (New York City time) at least three Business Days prior to the date of effectiveness of such termination or reduction. Each such notice shall specify the termination or reduction date (which shall be a Business Day) and the amount of any partial reduction, and may be given by telephone or in writing (and, if given by telephone, shall promptly be confirmed in writing). Each such notice shall be irrevocable, and the termination or reduction of the Revolving Commitments specified therein shall become effective on the date specified therein; provided that a notice of termination or reduction of the Revolving Commitments under Section 2.13(b)(i) may state that such notice is conditioned upon the occurrence of one or more events specified therein, in which case such notice may be rescinded by the Borrower (by notice to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the specified effective date) if such condition is not satisfied. Promptly following receipt of any such notice, the Administrative Agent shall advise the Lenders of the details thereof. Each voluntary reduction of the Revolving Commitments shall reduce the




Revolving Commitments of the Lenders in accordance with their Pro Rata Shares.
2.14.    Mandatory Prepayments. (a) Reductions of Revolving Exposure. In the event and on each occasion that the sum of (i) the aggregate principal amount of all Revolving Loans and all Swing Line Loans (and, solely for purposes of clause (A) below, all Protective Advances) outstanding at such time and (ii) the Letter of Credit Usage at such time exceeds the lesser of (A) the Maximum Credit and (B) the Borrowing Base then in effect, the Borrower shall prepay Swing Line Loans and Revolving Borrowings (or, if no such Loans or Borrowings are outstanding, deposit Cash Collateral in accordance with Section 2.4(h)) in an aggregate amount equal to such excess.
(b)Cash Dominion Period. Upon the commencement and during the continuance of a Cash Dominion Period, (i) the Administrative Agent may (but shall not be required to) instruct each depositary bank of any Credit Party that is party to a Control Agreement to transfer on each Business Day (or with such other frequency as shall be specified by the Administrative Agent) to an Administrative Agent Account all funds then on deposit in the deposit accounts subject to such Control Agreement; and (ii) on each Business Day immediately following the day of receipt by the Administrative Agent of any funds pursuant to a transfer referred to in clause (i) above, the Administrative Agent shall apply all funds so received first to prepay any outstanding Protective Advances, second to prepay any outstanding Swing Line Loans, third to prepay any outstanding Revolving Loans (without a corresponding reduction in Revolving Commitments), fourth to Cash Collateralize any outstanding Letter of Credit Usage in accordance with Section 2.4(h) and, following such application thereof, shall remit the remaining funds so received, if any, to the Borrower; provided that, upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, all funds so received shall be applied in accordance with Section 2.16(f) (and, pending such application, may be held as Cash Collateral). The Credit Parties hereby direct the Administrative Agent to apply the funds as so specified and authorize the Administrative Agent to determine the order of application of such funds as among the individual Borrowings and items of Letter of Credit Usage. For the avoidance of doubt, funds used to reduce outstanding amounts may be reborrowed, subject to satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 3.2 and the other terms hereof.
(c)Notice and Certificate. Prior to or concurrently with any mandatory prepayment pursuant to Section 2.14(a), the Borrower (i) shall notify the Administrative Agent (and, in the case of a prepayment of a Swing Line Loan, the Swing Line Lender) of such prepayment and (ii) shall deliver to the Administrative Agent a certificate of an Authorized Officer of the Borrower setting forth the calculation of the amount of the applicable prepayment or reduction. 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 and may be given by telephone or in writing (and, if given by telephone, shall promptly be confirmed in writing). Promptly following receipt of any such notice (other than a notice relating solely to the Swing Line Loans), the Administrative Agent shall advise the Lenders of the details thereof. Each mandatory prepayment of any Borrowing shall be allocated among the Lenders holding Loans comprising such Borrowing in accordance with their Pro Rata Shares.
2.15.    [Reserved].




2.16.    General Provisions Regarding Payments. (a) All payments by the Borrower or any other Credit Party of principal, interest, fees and other amounts required to be made hereunder or under any other Credit Document shall be made by wire transfer of same day funds in Dollars, without defense, recoupment, setoff or counterclaim, free of any restriction or condition, to the account of the Administrative Agent most recently designated by it for such purpose and received by the Administrative Agent not later than 1:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the date due for the account of the Persons entitled thereto; provided that payments required to be made directly to an Issuing Bank or the Swing Line Lender shall be so made and payments made pursuant to Sections 2.18(c), 2.19, 2.20, 10.2 and 10.3 shall be made directly to the Persons entitled thereto. The Administrative Agent shall distribute any payment received by it hereunder for the account of any other Person to the appropriate recipient promptly following receipt thereof.
(b)All payments in respect of the principal amount of any Loan (other than voluntary prepayments of Base Rate Revolving Loans) shall be accompanied by payment of accrued interest on the principal amount being repaid or prepaid, and all such payments (and, in any event, any payments in respect of any Loan on a date when interest is due and payable with respect to such Loan) shall be applied to the payment of interest then due and payable before application to principal.
(c)If any Conversion/Notice is withdrawn as to any Affected Lender or if any Affected Lender makes Base Rate Loans in lieu of its Pro Rata Share of any Eurodollar Rate Borrowing, the Administrative Agent shall give effect thereto in apportioning payments received thereafter.
(d)Subject to the proviso set forth in the definition of “Interest Period”, whenever any payment to be made hereunder with respect to any Loan shall be stated to be due on a day that is not a Business Day, such payment shall be made on the next succeeding Business Day, and such extension of time shall be included in the computation of the payment of interest hereunder.
(e)Any payment hereunder by or on behalf of the Borrower to the Administrative Agent that is not received by the Administrative Agent in same day funds prior to 1:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the date due shall, unless the Administrative Agent shall determine otherwise, be deemed to have been received, for purposes of computing interest and fees hereunder (including for purposes of determining the applicability of Section 2.10), on the Business Day immediately following the date of receipt (or, if later, the Business Day immediately following the date the funds received become available funds).
(f)If an Event of Default shall have occurred and the maturity of the Loans shall have been accelerated pursuant to Section 8.1, all payments or proceeds received by the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent in respect of any of the Obligations, or from any sale of, collection from or other realization upon all or any part of the Collateral, shall, subject to the requirements of the ABL Intercreditor Agreement, be applied in the following order:
First, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting fees, indemnities, expenses and other amounts (other than principal, interest, any reimbursement of a drawing under a Letter of Credit or any fees due to any Issuing Bank in its capacity as such, any Designated Cash Management Services Obligations




and any Designated Hedge Obligations) payable to the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent, any other Agent, any Issuing Bank or the Swing Line Lender in its capacity as such (the amounts so applied to be distributed among such Secured Parties pro rata in accordance with the amounts of such Obligations owed to them on the date of any such distribution);
Second, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting accrued and unpaid interest on the Protective Advances;
Third, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting principal of the Protective Advances;
Fourth, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting accrued and unpaid interest on the Swing Line Loans;
Fifth, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting principal of the Swing Line Loans;
Sixth, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting unreimbursed drawings under Letters of Credit and fees (including the fees accrued under Section 2.11) payable to any Issuing Bank in its capacity as such (the amounts so applied to be distributed among the Issuing Banks pro rata in accordance with the amounts of such Obligations owed to them on the date of any such distribution);
Seventh, to payment of an amount to the Administrative Agent equal to 103% of the maximum aggregate amount that is, or at any time thereafter pursuant to the terms thereof may become, available for drawing under all outstanding Letters of Credit (regardless of whether any conditions for drawing could then be met), to Cash Collateralize such Obligations for the ratable benefit of the Issuing Banks;
Eighth, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting indemnities, expenses and other amounts (other than principal, interest, fees, any Designated Cash Management Services Obligations and any Designated Hedge Obligations) payable to the Lenders (the amounts so applied to be distributed among the Lenders pro rata in accordance with the amounts of such Obligations owed to them on the date of any such distribution);
Ninth, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting accrued and unpaid interest on the Revolving Loans and fees payable to any Lender in its capacity as such (including all fees accrued under Section 2.11) (the amounts so applied to be distributed among the Lenders pro rata in accordance with the amounts of such Obligations owed to them on the date of any such distribution);
Tenth, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting unpaid principal of the Revolving Loans and to payment (in each case up to but not in excess of the amount of the Designated Pari Cash Management Services Reserve or the




Designated Pari Hedge Reserve, as the case may be, most recently established in respect thereof) of any Designated Cash Management Services Obligations arising under any Designated Pari Cash Management Services Agreement or any Designated Hedge Obligations under any Designated Pari Hedge Agreement (the amounts so applied to be distributed among the applicable Secured Parties pro rata in accordance with the amounts of such Obligations owed to them on the date of any such distribution);
Eleventh, to payment of all Designated Cash Management Services Obligations and all Designated Hedge Obligations that, in each case, are not covered under clause Tenth above (the amounts so applied to be distributed among the applicable Secured Parties pro rata in accordance with the amounts of such Obligations owed to them on the date of any such distribution);
Twelfth, to the payment of all other Obligations that are payable to the Secured Parties (the amounts so applied to be distributed among the applicable Secured Parties pro rata in accordance with the amounts of such Obligations owed to them on the date of any such distribution); and
Last, to the extent of any excess of such proceeds, if any, after all of the Obligations have been paid in full, to the Borrower or as otherwise required by law.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, (i) no amount received from any Guarantor shall be applied to any Excluded Swap Obligation of such Guarantor, (ii) application of amounts used to Cash Collateralize Letters of Credit to other obligations shall be subject to the consent of the Issuing Banks to the extent required under Section 2.4(h) and (iii) amounts used to Cash Collateralize Letters of Credit pursuant to Section 2.4(h) or clause Sixth above shall be applied to satisfy drawings under such Letters of Credit as they occur, and if any amount remains on deposit as Cash Collateral after all Letters of Credit have either been fully drawn or expired, such remaining amount shall be applied to the other Obligations, if any, in the order set forth above. The Administrative Agent shall have absolute discretion as to the time of application of any such payments and proceeds in accordance with this Agreement.
(g)Unless the Administrative Agent shall have been notified by the Borrower prior to the date on which any payment is due to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders or Issuing Banks hereunder that the Borrower will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that the Borrower has made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may, in its sole discretion, but shall not be obligated to, distribute to the Lenders or Issuing Banks, as the case may be, the amount due. In such event, if the Borrower has not in fact made such payment, then each of the Lenders or Issuing Banks, as the case may be, severally agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand the amount so distributed to such Lender or Issuing Bank with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is distributed to it to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at (i) the rate applicable to such amount under this Agreement or (ii) if no such rate is specified in this Agreement, the Base Rate.




2.17.    Ratable Sharing. The Lenders hereby agree among themselves that, except as otherwise provided herein and in the Collateral Documents with respect to amounts realized from the exercise of rights with respect to Liens on the Collateral, if any Lender shall, whether through the exercise of any right of set-off or banker’s lien, by counterclaim or cross action or by the enforcement of any right under the Credit Documents or otherwise, or as adequate protection of a deposit treated as cash collateral under the Bankruptcy Code, receive payment or reduction of a portion of the aggregate amount of any principal, interest, fees and amounts payable in respect of participations in Swing Line Loans, Protective Advances or Letters of Credit owing to such Lender hereunder or under the other Credit Documents (collectively, the “Aggregate Amounts Due” to such Lender) resulting in such Lender receiving payment of a greater proportion of the Aggregate Amounts Due to such Lender than the proportion received by any other Lender in respect of the Aggregate Amounts Due to such other Lender, then the Lender receiving such proportionately greater payment shall (a) notify the Administrative Agent and each other Lender of the receipt of such payment and (b) apply a portion of such payment to purchase (for cash at face value) participations in the Aggregate Amounts Due to the other Lenders so that all such payments of Aggregate Amounts Due shall be shared by all the Lenders ratably in accordance with the Aggregate Amounts Due to them; provided that, if all or part of such proportionately greater payment received by any purchasing Lender is thereafter recovered from such Lender upon the bankruptcy or reorganization of any Credit Party or otherwise, such purchase shall be rescinded and the purchase price paid for such participation shall be returned to such purchasing Lender ratably to the extent of such recovery, but without interest. Each Credit Party expressly consents to the foregoing arrangements and agrees that any holder of a participation so purchased may exercise any and all rights of banker’s lien, consolidation, set‑off or counterclaim with respect to any and all monies owing by such Credit Party to such holder with respect thereto as fully as if such holder were owed the amount of the participation held by such holder. The provisions of this Section 2.17 shall not be construed to apply to (i) any payment made by the Borrower pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement (for the avoidance of doubt, as in effect from time to time), including pursuant to Section 2.22 or 2.23 or any Extension Agreement or (ii) any payment obtained by any Lender as consideration for the assignment of or sale of a participation in Loans or other Obligations owing to it pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement.
2.18.    Making or Maintaining Eurodollar Rate Loans. (a) Inability to Determine Applicable Interest Rate. In the event that the Administrative Agent shall have determined (which determination shall be final and conclusive and binding upon all parties hereto), on any Interest Rate Determination Date with respect to any Eurodollar Rate Loans, that by reason of circumstances affecting the London interbank market adequate and fair means do not exist for ascertaining the interest rate applicable to such Loans on the basis provided for in the definition of “Adjusted Eurodollar Rate”, the Administrative Agent shall on such date give notice (which may be telephonic) to the Borrower and each Lender of such determination, whereupon (i) no Loans may be made as, or converted to, Eurodollar Rate Loans until such time as the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower and Lenders that the circumstances giving rise to such notice no longer exist, and (ii) any Funding Notice or




Conversion/Continuation Notice given by the Borrower with respect to the Loans in respect of which such determination was made shall be deemed to be rescinded by the Borrower.
(b)Illegality or Impracticability of Eurodollar Rate Loans. In the event that on any date (i) any Lender shall have determined (which determination shall be final and conclusive and binding upon all parties hereto) that the making, maintaining, converting to or continuation of its Eurodollar Rate Loans has become unlawful as a result of compliance by such Lender in good faith with any law (or would conflict with any treaty, rule, regulation, guideline or order not having the force of law even though the failure to comply therewith would not be unlawful), or (ii) the Requisite Lenders shall have determined (which determination shall be final and conclusive and binding upon all parties hereto) that the making, maintaining, converting to or continuation of their Eurodollar Rate Loans has become impracticable as a result of contingencies occurring after the date hereof that materially and adversely affect the London interbank market or the position of the Lenders in that market, then, if such Lender or Lenders shall have provided notice thereof to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, such Lender or each of such Lenders, as the case may be, shall be an “Affected Lender”. If the Administrative Agent receives a notice from (A) any Lender pursuant to clause (i) of the preceding sentence or (B) a notice from Lenders constituting Requisite Lenders pursuant to clause (ii) of the preceding sentence, then (1) the obligation of the Lenders (or, in the case of any notice pursuant to clause (i) of the preceding sentence, of the applicable Lender) to make Loans as, or to convert Loans to, Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be suspended until such notice shall be withdrawn by each applicable Affected Lender, (2) to the extent such determination by any Affected Lender relates to a Eurodollar Rate Loan then being requested by the Borrower pursuant to a Funding Notice or a Conversion/Continuation Notice, the Lenders (or in the case of any notice pursuant to clause (i) of the preceding sentence, the applicable Lender) shall make such Loan as (or continue such Loan as or convert such Loan to, as the case may be) a Base Rate Loan, (3) the Lenders’ (or in the case of any notice pursuant to clause (i) of the preceding sentence, the applicable Lender’s) obligations to maintain Eurodollar Rate Loans (the “Affected Loans”) shall be terminated at the earlier to occur of the expiration of the Interest Period then in effect with respect to the Affected Loans or when required by law, and (4) the Affected Loans shall automatically convert into Base Rate Loans on the date of such termination. Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent any such determination by an Affected Lender relates to a Eurodollar Rate Loan then being requested by the Borrower pursuant to a Funding Notice or a Conversion/Continuation Notice, the Borrower shall have the option, subject to Section 2.18(c), to rescind such Funding Notice or Conversion/Continuation Notice as to all Lenders by giving written notice (or telephonic notice promptly confirmed by written notice) thereof to the Administrative Agent of such rescission on the date on which the Affected Lender gives notice of its determination as described above (which notice of rescission the Administrative Agent shall promptly transmit to each other Lender).
(c)Compensation for Breakage or Non-Commencement of Interest Periods. In the event that (i) a borrowing of any Eurodollar Rate Loan does not occur on a date specified therefor in any Funding Notice (or any telephonic request for a borrowing) given by the Borrower (other than as a result of a failure by such Lender to make such Loan in accordance with its obligations hereunder), whether or not such notice may be rescinded in accordance with the terms hereof, (ii) a conversion to or continuation of any Eurodollar




Rate Loan does not occur on a date specified therefor in any Conversion/Continuation Notice (or a telephonic request given for any conversion or continuation) given by the Borrower, whether or not such notice may be rescinded in accordance with the terms hereof, (iii) any payment of any principal of any Eurodollar Rate Loan occurs on a day other than on the last day of an Interest Period applicable thereto (including as a result of an Event of Default), (iv) the conversion of any Eurodollar Rate Loan occurs on a day other than on the last day of an Interest Period applicable thereto, (v) any Eurodollar Rate Loan is assigned other than on the last day of an Interest Period applicable thereto as a result of a request by the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.23 or (vi) a prepayment of any Eurodollar Rate Loan does not occur on a date specified therefor in any notice of prepayment given by the Borrower, whether or not such notice may be rescinded in accordance with the terms hereof, the Borrower shall compensate each Lender for all losses, costs, expenses and liabilities that such Lender may sustain, including any loss incurred from obtaining, liquidating or employing losses from third parties, but excluding any loss of margin for the period following any such payment, assignment or conversion or any such failure to borrow, pay, prepay, convert or continue. To request compensation under this Section 2.18(c), a Lender shall deliver to the Borrower a certificate setting forth in reasonable detail the basis and calculation of any amount or amounts that such Lender is entitled to receive pursuant to this Section 2.18(c), which certificate shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error. The Borrower shall pay such Lender the amount shown as due on any such certificate within 15 days after receipt thereof.
(d)Booking of Eurodollar Rate Loans. Any Lender may make, carry or transfer Eurodollar Rate Loans at, to or for the account of any of its branch offices or the office of any Affiliate of such Lender.
(e)Assumptions Concerning Funding of Eurodollar Rate Loans. Calculation of all amounts payable to a Lender under this Section 2.18 and under Section 2.19 shall be made as though such Lender had actually funded each of its relevant Eurodollar Rate Loans through the purchase of a Eurodollar deposit bearing interest at the rate obtained pursuant to clause (a)(i) of the definition of the term Adjusted Eurodollar Rate in an amount equal to the amount of such Eurodollar Rate Loan and having a maturity comparable to the relevant Interest Period and through the transfer of such Eurodollar deposit from an offshore office of such Lender to a domestic office of such Lender in the United States of America; provided that each Lender may fund each of its Eurodollar Rate Loans in any manner it sees fit and the foregoing assumptions shall be utilized only for the purposes of calculating amounts payable under this Section 2.18 and under Section 2.19.
(f)Alternative Eurodollar Benchmark Rate. If at any time the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) that (i) the circumstances set forth in Section 2.18(a)(i) have arisen (including because the screen rate referred to in the definition of the term “Adjusted Eurodollar Rate” is not available or published on a current basis) and such circumstances are unlikely to be temporary or (ii) the circumstances set forth in Section 2.18(a)(i) have not arisen but the supervisor for the administrator of the Adjusted Eurodollar Rate has made a public statement identifying a specific date after which the Adjusted Eurodollar Rate shall no longer be used for determining interest rates for loans, then the Administrative Agent and the Borrower shall endeavor to establish




an alternate rate of interest to the Adjusted Eurodollar Rate that gives due consideration to the then prevailing market convention for determining a rate of interest for syndicated loans denominated in Dollars in the United States at such time, and shall enter into an amendment to this Agreement to reflect such alternate rate of interest and such other related changes to this Agreement as may be applicable; provided that if such alternate rate of interest shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for all purposes of this Agreement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 10.5, such amendment shall become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement so long as the Administrative Agent shall not have received, within five Business Days of the date a copy of such amendment is provided to the Lenders, a written notice from the Requisite Lenders stating that such Requisite Lenders object to such amendment. Until an alternate rate of interest shall be determined in accordance with this paragraph (but, in the case of the circumstances described in clause (ii) above, only to the extent the Adjusted Eurodollar Rate for such Interest Period is not available or published at such time on a current basis), (x) any Conversion/Continuation Notice that requests the conversion of any Borrowing to, or continuation of any Borrowing as, a Eurodollar Rate Borrowing shall be ineffective and (y) if any Funding Notice requests a Eurodollar Rate Borrowing, such Borrowing shall be made as a Base Rate Borrowing.
2.19.    Increased Costs; Capital Adequacy. (a) Increased Costs Generally. If any Change in Law shall:
(i)impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve, special deposit, compulsory loan, insurance charge or similar requirement against assets of, deposits with or for the account of, or credit extended or participated in by, any Lender (except any such reserve requirement reflected in the Adjusted Eurodollar Rate) or any Issuing Bank;
(ii)subject any Recipient to any Taxes (other than (A) Indemnified Taxes, (B) Taxes described in clauses (b) through (d) of the definition of “Excluded Taxes” and (C) Connection Income Taxes) on its loans, loan principal, letters of credit, commitments or other obligations, or its deposits, reserves, other liabilities or capital attributable thereto; or
(iii)impose on any Lender or any Issuing Bank or the London interbank market any other condition, cost or expense (other than Taxes) affecting this Agreement or any Loan made by such Lender or any Letter of Credit or participation therein;
and the result of any of the foregoing shall be to increase the cost to such Lender or such other Recipient of making, converting to, continuing or maintaining any Loan or of maintaining its obligation to make any such Loan, or to increase the cost to such Lender, such Issuing Bank or such other Recipient of participating in, issuing or maintaining any Letter of Credit (or of maintaining its obligation to participate in or to issue any Letter of Credit), or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by such Lender, Issuing Bank or other Recipient hereunder (whether of principal, interest or any other amount) then, from time to time upon request of such Lender, Issuing Bank or other Recipient, the Borrower will pay to such Lender, Issuing Bank or other Recipient, as the case may be, such additional




amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender, Issuing Bank or other Recipient, as the case may be, for such additional costs incurred or reduction suffered.
(b)Capital and Liquidity Requirements. If any Lender or Issuing Bank determines that any Change in Law affecting such Lender or Issuing Bank or any lending office of such Lender or such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s holding company, if any, regarding capital or liquidity requirements, has had or would have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s capital or on the capital of such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s holding company, if any, as a consequence of this Agreement, the Commitments of such Lender or the Loans made by, or participations in Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans held by, such Lender, or the Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank, to a level below that which such Lender or Issuing Bank or such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s holding company could have achieved but for such Change in Law (taking into consideration such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s policies and the policies of such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s holding company with respect to capital adequacy or liquidity), then from time to time upon request of such Lender or Issuing Bank the Borrower will pay to such Lender or Issuing Bank, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or Issuing Bank or such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s holding company for any such reduction suffered.
(c)Certificates for Reimbursement. A certificate of a Lender or Issuing Bank setting forth in reasonable detail the basis and calculation of the amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Lender or Issuing Bank or its holding company, as the case may be, as specified in Section 2.19(a) or 2.19(b) and delivered to the Borrower, shall be conclusive absent manifest error. The Borrower shall pay such Lender or Issuing Bank, as the case may be, the amount shown as due on any such certificate within 15 days after receipt thereof.
(d)Delay in Requests. Failure or delay on the part of any Lender or Issuing Bank to demand compensation pursuant to this Section 2.19 shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s right to demand such compensation; provided that the Borrower shall not be required to compensate a Lender or Issuing Bank pursuant to this Section 2.19 for any increased costs incurred or reductions suffered more than 180 days prior to the date that such Lender or Issuing Bank, as the case may be, notifies the Borrower of the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions, and of such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s intention to claim compensation therefor (except that, if the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions is retroactive, then the 180-day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof).
2.20.    Taxes; Withholding, Etc. (a) Payments Free of Taxes. Any and all payments by or on account of any obligation of any Credit Party under any Credit Document shall be made without deduction or withholding for any Taxes, except as required by applicable law. If any applicable law (as determined in the good faith discretion of an applicable withholding agent) requires the deduction or withholding of any Tax from any such payment by a withholding agent, then the applicable withholding agent shall be entitled to make such deduction or withholding and shall timely pay the full amount deducted or withheld to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law and, if such Tax is an




Indemnified Tax, then the sum payable by the applicable Credit Party shall be increased as necessary so that after such deduction or withholding has been made (including such deductions and withholdings applicable to additional sums payable under this Section 2.20) the applicable Recipient receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deduction or withholding been made.
(b)Payment of Other Taxes by the Credit Parties. Each Credit Party shall timely pay to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law, or at the option of the Administrative Agent timely reimburse it for the payment of, any Other Taxes.
(c)Indemnification by the Credit Parties. The Credit Parties shall jointly and severally indemnify each Recipient, within 15 days after demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes (including Indemnified Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section 2.20) payable or paid by such Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to such Recipient and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to the Borrower by a Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), or by the Administrative Agent on its own behalf (including in its capacity as the Collateral Agent) or on behalf of a Lender, shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
(d)Indemnification by the Lenders. Each Lender shall severally indemnify the Administrative Agent, within 15 days after demand therefor, for (i) any Indemnified Taxes attributable to such Lender (but only to the extent that no Credit Party has already indemnified the Administrative Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and without limiting the obligation of the Credit Parties to do so), (ii) any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 10.6(g) relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register and (iii) any Excluded Taxes attributable to such Lender, in each case, that are payable or paid by the Administrative Agent in connection with any Credit Document, and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to any Lender by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Each Lender hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender under any Credit Document or otherwise payable by the Administrative Agent to the Lender from any other source against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this Section 2.20(d).
(e)Evidence of Payments. As soon as practicable after any payment of Taxes by any Credit Party to a Governmental Authority pursuant to this Section 2.20, such Credit Party shall deliver to the Administrative Agent the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of the return reporting such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
(f)Status of Lenders. (i) Any Lender that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments made under any Credit Document shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, at the time or times




reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding. In addition, any Lender, if reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will enable the Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding two sentences, the completion, execution and submission of such documentation (other than such documentation set forth in Section 2.20(f)(ii)(A), (ii)(B) and (ii)(D) below) shall not be required if in the Lender’s reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender (it being understood that information required by current United States federal income Tax withholding forms shall not be considered to be information the provision of which would materially prejudice the position of a Lender).
(ii)Without limiting the generality of the foregoing:
(A)Any Lender that is a US Person shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent prior to the date on which such Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed originals of IRS Form W-9 certifying that such Lender is exempt from United States federal backup withholding Tax, provided that, if such Lender is a disregarded entity for United States federal income Tax purposes and its owner is a US Person, such Lender will provide the appropriate withholding form of its owner (with required supporting documentation).
(B)Any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), whichever of the following is applicable:
(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 Credit Document, executed originals of IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form 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 Credit Document, IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form 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 originals of IRS Form W-8ECI;




(3)    in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under Section 881(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, (x) a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit N-1 to the effect that such Foreign Lender is not a “bank” within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code, a “10 percent shareholder” of the Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a “controlled foreign corporation” described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Internal Revenue Code (a “US Tax Compliance Certificate”) and (y) executed originals of IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable; or
(4) to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the beneficial owner, executed originals of IRS Form W-8IMY, accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI, IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable, a US Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit N-2 or Exhibit N-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 N-4 on behalf of each such direct and indirect partner.
(C)Any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed originals of any other form prescribed by applicable law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in US federal withholding Tax, duly completed, together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by applicable law to permit the Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made.
(D)If a payment made to a Lender under any Credit Document would be subject to US federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, as applicable), such Lender shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by applicable law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Internal Revenue Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for the Borrower and the Administrative Agent to comply with their




obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Lender has complied with such Lender’s obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment. Solely for purposes of this clause (D), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.
Each Lender agrees that if any form or certification it previously delivered expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect, it shall update such form or certification or promptly notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent in writing of its legal inability to do so.
(g)Treatment of Certain Refunds. If any party determines, in its sole discretion exercised in good faith, that it has received a refund of any Taxes as to which it has been indemnified pursuant to this Section 2.20 (including by the payment of additional amounts pursuant to this Section 2.20), it shall pay to the indemnifying party an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made under this Section 2.20 with respect to the Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all out-of-pocket expenses (including Taxes) of such indemnified party and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund). Such indemnifying party, upon the request of such indemnified party, shall repay to such indemnified party the amount paid over pursuant to this Section 2.20(g) (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) in the event that such indemnified party is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 2.20(g), in no event will the indemnified party be required to pay any amount to an indemnifying party pursuant to this Section 2.20(g) the payment of which would place the indemnified party in a less favorable net after-Tax position than the indemnified party would have been in if the indemnification payments or additional amounts giving rise to such refund had never been paid. This Section 2.20(g) shall not be construed to require any indemnified party to make available its Tax returns (or any other information relating to its Taxes that it deems confidential) to the indemnifying party or any other Person.
(h)Survival. Each party’s obligations under this Section 2.20 shall survive the resignation or replacement of the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent or 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 obligations under any Credit Document.
(i)Issuing Banks. For purposes of this Section 2.20, the term “Lender” includes any Issuing Bank.
(j)FATCA Withholdings. For purposes of determining withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA, from and after the First Amendment Effective Date, the Borrower and the Administrative Agent shall treat (and the Lenders hereby authorize the Borrower and the Administrative Agent to treat) this Agreement as not qualifying as a “grandfathered obligation” within the meaning of Treasury Regulation Section 1.1471-2(b)(2)(i).
2.21.    Obligation to Mitigate. If any Lender or Issuing Bank becomes an Affected Lender or requests compensation under Section 2.19, or if the Borrower is required to pay any additional amount to any Lender or Issuing Bank or to any Governmental Authority for




the account of any Lender or Issuing Bank pursuant to Section 2.20, then such Lender or Issuing Bank shall use reasonable efforts to designate a different lending office for funding or booking its Loans or issuing its Letters of Credit hereunder or to assign and delegate its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices, branches or Affiliates if, in the judgment of such Lender or Issuing Bank, such designation or assignment and delegation (a) would cause such Lender or Issuing Bank to cease to be an Affected Lender or would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 2.19 or 2.20, as the case may be, in the future and (b) would not subject such Lender or Issuing Bank to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be materially disadvantageous to such Lender or Issuing Bank. The Borrower hereby agrees to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender or Issuing Bank in connection with any such designation or assignment and delegation.
2.22.    Defaulting Lenders. (a) Defaulting Lender Adjustments. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then, until such time as such Lender is no longer a Defaulting Lender, to the extent permitted by applicable law:
(i)Defaulting Lender Waterfall. Any payment of principal, interest, fees or other amounts received by the Administrative Agent for the account of such Defaulting Lender (whether voluntary or mandatory, at maturity, pursuant to Section 8 or otherwise) or received by the Administrative Agent from a Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 10.4 shall be applied at such time or times as may be determined by the Administrative Agent as follows: first, to the payment of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent (including, for the avoidance of doubt, amounts owing in respect of any Protective Advance) or the Collateral Agent under the Credit Documents; second, to the payment on a pro rata basis of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to any Issuing Bank or the Swing Line Lender hereunder; third, to Cash Collateralize each Issuing Bank’s Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender in accordance with Section 2.22(d); fourth, as the Borrower may request (so long as no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing), to the funding of any Loan in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has failed to fund its portion thereof as required by this Agreement, as determined by the Administrative Agent; fifth, if so determined by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, to be held in a deposit account and released pro rata in order to (x) satisfy such Defaulting Lender’s potential future funding obligations with respect to Loans under this Agreement and (y) Cash Collateralize each Issuing Bank’s future Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender with respect to future Letters of Credit issued under this Agreement, in accordance with Section 2.22(d); sixth, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Lenders, any Issuing Bank or the Swing Line Lender as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender or Issuing Bank or the Swing Line Lender against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement;




seventh, so long as no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Borrower as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by the Borrower against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; and eighth, to such Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that if (x) such payment is a payment of the principal amount of any Loans or reimbursement obligations with respect to Letters of Credit in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has not fully funded its Pro Rata Share, and (y) such Loans were made or the related Letters of Credit were issued at a time when the conditions set forth in Section 3.2 were satisfied or waived, or such Loans are Protective Advances, such payment shall be applied solely to pay the Loans of, and reimbursement or participation obligations with respect to Letters of Credit, Swing Line Loans and Protective Advances owed to, all Non-Defaulting Lenders on a pro rata basis prior to being applied to the payment of any Loans of, or reimbursement or participation obligations with respect to Letters of Credit, Swing Line Loans and Protective Advances owed to, such Defaulting Lender until such time as all Loans and funded and unfunded participations in Letters of Credit, Swing Line Loans and Protective Advances are held by the Lenders pro rata in accordance with the applicable Commitments without giving effect to Section 2.22(a)(iii). Any payments, prepayments or other amounts paid or payable to a Defaulting Lender that are applied (or held) to pay amounts owed by a Defaulting Lender or to post Cash Collateral pursuant to this Section 2.22(a)(i) shall be deemed paid to and redirected by such Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto.
(ii)Certain Fees. (A) No Defaulting Lender shall be entitled to receive any fee pursuant to Section 2.11(a) for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender (and the Borrower shall not be required to pay any such fee that otherwise would have been required to have been paid to that Defaulting Lender); provided that such Defaulting Lender shall be entitled to receive fees pursuant to Section 2.11(a)(ii) for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender only to extent allocable to its Pro Rata Share of the stated amount of Letters of Credit for which it has provided Cash Collateral pursuant to Section 2.22(d).
(B)With respect to any fees not required to be paid to any Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (A) above, the Borrower shall (x) pay to each Non-Defaulting Lender that portion of any such fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Lender with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s participation in Letters of Credit, Swing Line Loans or Protective Advances that has been reallocated to such Non-Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (iii) below, (y) pay to each Issuing Bank the amount of any such fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Lender to the extent allocable to such Issuing




Bank’s Fronting Exposure to such Defaulting Lender, and (z) not be required to pay the remaining amount of any such fee.
(iii)Reallocation of Participations to Reduce Fronting Exposure. All or any part of such Defaulting Lender’s participation in Letters of Credit, Swing Line Loans and Protective Advances shall be reallocated among the Non-Defaulting Lenders in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Shares (calculated without regard to such Defaulting Lender’s Commitment) but only to the extent that (x) in the case of any Protective Advance, such Protective Advance is made in compliance with Section 2.2(a), (y) in the case of any Swing Line Loan or Letter of Credit, the conditions set forth in Section 3.2 are satisfied at the time of such reallocation (and, unless the Borrower shall have otherwise notified the Administrative Agent at such time, the Borrower shall be deemed to have represented and warranted that such conditions are satisfied at such time), and (z) such reallocation does not cause the aggregate Revolving Exposure of any Non-Defaulting Lender to exceed such Non-Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Commitment. No reallocation hereunder shall constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder against a Defaulting Lender arising from such Lender having become a Defaulting Lender, including any claim of a Non-Defaulting Lender as a result of such Non-Defaulting Lender’s increased exposure following such reallocation.
(iv)Repayment of Swing Line Loans and Protective Advances; Cash Collateral. If the reallocation described in Section 2.22(a)(iii) cannot, or can only partially, be effected, the Borrower shall, without prejudice to any right or remedy available to it hereunder or under law, (A) first, prepay Protective Advances in an amount equal to the Protective Advance Fronting Exposure, (b) second, prepay Swing Line Loans in an amount equal to the Swing Line Lender’s Fronting Exposure and (C) Cash Collateralize the Issuing Banks’ Fronting Exposures in accordance with Section 2.22(d).
(v)Participation as Requisite Lender. The Commitments and Loans of such Defaulting Lender shall not be included in determining whether the Requisite Lenders or any other requisite Lenders have taken or may take any action hereunder or under any other Credit Document (including any consent to any amendment, waiver or other modification pursuant to Section 10.5); provided that any amendment, waiver or other modification that under clauses (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi) or (vii) of Section 10.5(b) requires the consent of all Lenders affected thereby shall require the consent of such Defaulting Lender in accordance with the terms thereof.
(b)Defaulting Lender Cure. If the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank and the Swing Line Lender agree in writing that a Lender is no longer a Defaulting Lender, the Administrative Agent will so notify the parties hereto, whereupon as of the effective date specified in such notice and subject to any conditions set forth therein (which may include arrangements with respect to any Cash Collateral), such Lender will, to the extent applicable, purchase at par that portion of outstanding Revolving Loans and unfunded participations in Letters of Credit, Swing Line Loans and Protective Advances of




the other Lenders or take such other actions as the Administrative Agent may determine to be necessary to cause the Revolving Loans and funded and unfunded participations in Letters of Credit, Swing Line Loans and Protective Advances to be held by the Lenders in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Shares (without giving effect to Section 2.22(a)(iii)), whereupon such Lender will cease to be a Defaulting Lender; provided that no adjustments will be made retroactively with respect to fees accrued or payments made by or on behalf of the Borrower while such Lender was a Defaulting Lender; and provided further that except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties, no change hereunder from Defaulting Lender to Non-Defaulting Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from a Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender.
(c)New Swing Line Loans/Protective Advances/Letters of Credit. So long as any Lender is a Defaulting Lender, (i) the Swing Line Lender shall not be required to fund any Swing Line Loans unless it is satisfied that the participations therein will be fully allocated among Non-Defaulting Lenders in a manner consistent with Section 2.22(a)(iii) and the Defaulting Lender shall not participate therein, (ii) no Issuing Bank shall be required to issue, extend, renew or increase any Letter of Credit unless it is satisfied that the participations in any existing Letters of Credit as well as the new, extended, renewed or increased Letter of Credit has been or will be fully allocated among the Non-Defaulting Lenders in a manner consistent with Section 2.22(a)(iii) and such Defaulting Lender shall not participate therein except to the extent such Defaulting Lender’s participation has been or will be fully Cash Collateralized in accordance with Section 2.22(d), and (iii) each Protective Advance will be fully allocated among Non-Defaulting Lenders in a manner consistent with Section 2.22(a)(iii) and the Defaulting Lender shall not participate therein.
(d)Cash Collateral for Letters of Credit. (i) Any Cash Collateral provided by any Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.22(a)(i) shall be held by the Administrative Agent as Cash Collateral securing such Defaulting Lender’s obligation to fund participations in respect of Letters of Credit, and each Defaulting Lender hereby grants to Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Issuing Banks, and agrees to maintain, a first priority security interest in all such Cash Collateral as security for such obligations. The Administrative Agent shall have exclusive dominion and control, including the exclusive right of withdrawal, over any deposit account containing any such Cash Collateral.
(ii)At any time that there shall exist a Defaulting Lender, within one Business Day following the written request of the Administrative Agent or any Issuing Bank (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) the Borrower shall Cash Collateralize each Issuing Bank’s Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender (determined after giving effect to Section 2.22(a)(iii) and any Cash Collateral provided by such Defaulting Lender) in an amount not less than the Minimum Collateral Amount in accordance with Section 2.4(h).
(iii)Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement or any other Credit Document, Cash Collateral provided under this Section 2.22 in respect of Letters of Credit shall be applied to the satisfaction of the Defaulting Lender’s obligation to fund participations in respect of Letters of Credit (including, as to Cash Collateral provided by a Defaulting Lender, any interest accrued on such obligation) for which




the Cash Collateral was so provided, prior to any other application of such property as may otherwise be provided for herein.
2.23.    Replacement and Termination of Lenders. If (a) any Lender has become an Affected Lender, (b) any Lender requests compensation under Section 2.19, (c) the Borrower is required to pay any additional amount to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 2.20, (d) any Lender becomes and continues to be a Defaulting Lender or (e) any Lender fails to consent to a proposed waiver, amendment or other modification of any Credit Document, or to any departure of any Credit Party therefrom, that under Section 10.5 requires the consent of all the Lenders (or all the affected Lenders, or all the Lenders or all the affected Lenders of the affected Class or the Supermajority Lenders) and with respect to which the Requisite Lenders (or, in circumstances where Section 10.5(d) does not require the consent of the Requisite Lenders, a majority in interest of the Lenders of the affected Class) shall have granted their consent, then the Borrower may, at its sole expense and effort, upon notice to such Lender and the Administrative Agent, (i) so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, terminate the Commitments of such Lender and prepay outstanding Loans of such Lender in full (or terminate the Commitment and prepay Loans of the relevant Class), in each case without any obligation to terminate any Commitment, or prepay any Loan, of any other Lender or (ii) require such Lender to assign and delegate, without recourse (in accordance with and subject to the restrictions contained in Section 10.6, including the consent requirements set forth therein), all its interests, rights and obligations under this Agreement and the other Credit Documents (or, in the case of any such assignment and delegation resulting from a failure to provide a consent, all its interests, rights (other than existing rights to payment under Sections 2.18(c), 2.19 and 2.20) and obligations under this Agreement and the other Credit Documents as a Lender of a particular Class) to an Eligible Assignee that shall assume such obligations (which may be another Lender, if a Lender accepts such assignment and delegation); provided that, in the case of any such assignment and delegation under clause (ii) above, (A) the Borrower shall have paid to the Administrative Agent the registration and processing fee referred to in Section 10.6(d), (B) such Lender shall have received payment of an amount equal to the outstanding principal of its Loans and, if applicable, participations in drawings under Letters of Credit and in Swing Line Loans and Protective Advances, accrued interest thereon, accrued fees and all other amounts payable to it hereunder (including any amounts under Section 2.18(c)) (if applicable, in each case only to the extent such amounts relate to its interest as a Lender of a particular Class) from the assignee (in the case of such principal and accrued interest and fees) or the Borrower (in the case of all other amounts), (C) such assignment and delegation does not conflict with applicable law, (D) in the case of any such assignment and delegation resulting from a claim for compensation under Section 2.19 or payments required to be made pursuant to Section 2.20, such assignment will result in a reduction in such compensation or payments thereafter and (E) in the case of any such assignment and delegation resulting from the failure to provide a consent, the assignee shall have given such consent and, as a result of such assignment and delegation and any contemporaneous assignments and delegations and consents, the applicable waiver, amendment or other modification, or consent to a departure, can be effected. A Lender shall not be required to make any such assignment and delegation, or to have its Commitments or Loans so terminated or repaid, if, prior thereto, as a result of




a waiver or consent by such Lender or otherwise, the circumstances entitling the Borrower to require such assignment and delegation, or to cause such termination or repayment, have ceased to apply. Each party hereto agrees that an assignment and delegation required pursuant to this Section 2.23 may be effected pursuant to an Assignment Agreement executed by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the assignee and that the Lender required to make such assignment and delegation need not be a party thereto.
2.24.    Incremental Revolving Commitments. (a) The Borrower may on one or more occasions, by written notice to the Administrative Agent, request during the Revolving Commitment Period the establishment of Incremental Revolving Commitments, provided that the aggregate amount of all the Incremental Revolving Commitments to be established hereunder on any date shall not exceed the Incremental Amount as of such date. Each such notice shall specify (i) the date on which the Borrower proposes that the Incremental Revolving Commitments shall be effective, which shall be a date not less than 10 Business Days (or such shorter period as may be agreed to by the Administrative Agent) after the date on which such notice is delivered to the Administrative Agent, (ii) the amount of the Incremental Revolving Commitments being requested (which shall be not less than $5,000,000) and (iii) the identity of each Person proposed to become an Incremental Revolving Lender in connection therewith (it being agreed that (A) any Lender approached to provide any Incremental Revolving Commitment may elect or decline, in its sole discretion, to provide such Incremental Revolving Commitment and (B) any Person that the Borrower proposes to become an Incremental Revolving Lender, if such Person is not then a Lender, must be an Eligible Assignee and must be approved by the Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank and the Swing Line Lender (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed)).
(b)The terms and conditions of any Incremental Revolving Commitment and Loans and other extensions of credit to be made thereunder shall be identical to those of the Revolving Commitments and Revolving Loans and other extensions of credit made thereunder, and shall be treated as a single Class with such Revolving Commitments and Revolving Loans; provided that, if the Borrower determines to increase the interest rate or fees payable in respect of Incremental Revolving Commitments or Loans and other extensions of credit made thereunder, such increase shall be permitted if the interest rate or fees payable in respect of the other Revolving Commitments of the applicable Class or Revolving Loans and other extensions of credit made thereunder, as applicable, shall be increased to equal such interest rate or fees payable in respect of such Incremental Revolving Commitments or Loans and other extensions of credit made thereunder, as the case may be; provided further that the Borrower at its election may pay upfront or closing fees with respect to Incremental Revolving Commitments without paying such fees with respect to the other Revolving Commitments.
(c)The Incremental Revolving Commitments shall be effected pursuant to one or more Incremental Facility Agreements executed and delivered by the Borrower, each Incremental Revolving Lender providing such Incremental Revolving Commitments and the Administrative Agent; provided that no Incremental Revolving Commitments shall become effective unless (i) on the date of effectiveness thereof, both immediately prior to and immediately after giving effect to such Incremental Revolving Commitments (and assuming that the full amount of such Incremental Revolving Commitments shall have been




funded as Loans on such date), no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing and the representations and warranties of each Credit Party set forth in the Credit Documents shall be true and correct (A) in the case of the representations and warranties qualified as to materiality, in all respects and (B) otherwise, in all material respects, in each case on and as of such date, except in the case of any such representation and warranty that expressly relates to a prior date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be so true and correct on and as of such prior date,; provided, that if the Incremental Revolving Commitments are being established in connection with a Limited Condition Acquisition, compliance with clause (i) above (but not, for the avoidance of doubt, Section 3.2) may be tested in accordance with the provisions of Section 1.7, (ii) the Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate, dated the date of effectiveness thereof and signed by a Authorized Officer of the Borrower, confirming compliance with the condition set forth in clause (i) above and setting forth a reasonably detailed calculation of the Incremental Amount as of such date and (iii) the Borrower shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent such legal opinions, board resolutions, secretary’s certificates, officer’s certificates, reaffirmation agreements and other documents as shall reasonably be requested (consistent in all material respects with the documents delivered under Section 3.1 on the Closing Date) by the Administrative Agent in connection with any such transaction. Each Incremental Facility Agreement may, without the consent of any Lender, effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Credit Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the opinion of the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, to give effect to the provisions of this Section 2.24.
(d)Upon the effectiveness of an Incremental Revolving Commitment of any Incremental Revolving Lender, (i) such Incremental Revolving Commitment shall constitute (or, in the event such Incremental Revolving Lender already has a Revolving Commitment, shall increase) the Revolving Commitment of such Incremental Revolving Lender under the applicable Class and (ii) the Maximum Credit shall be increased by the amount of such Incremental Revolving Commitment, in each case, subject to further increase or reduction from time to time as set forth in the definition of the term “Revolving Commitment”. For the avoidance of doubt, upon the effectiveness of any Incremental Revolving Commitment, the Revolving Exposure of the Incremental Revolving Lender holding such Commitment, and the Pro Rata Shares of all the Revolving Lenders, shall automatically be adjusted to give effect thereto.
(e)On the date of effectiveness of any Incremental Revolving Commitments:
(i) the aggregate principal amount of the Revolving Loans (the “Existing Revolving Borrowings”) outstanding immediately prior to the effectiveness of such Incremental Revolving Commitments shall be deemed to be repaid,
(ii) each Incremental Revolving Lender shall pay to the Administrative Agent in same day funds an amount equal to the difference, if positive, between:
(A) the product of (1) such Lender’s Pro Rata Share (calculated after giving effect to such effectiveness) multiplied by (2) the aggregate amount of the Resulting Revolving Borrowings (as hereinafter defined) and




(B) the product of (x) such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of such Class (calculated without giving effect to such effectiveness, with such Pro Rata Share for any Incremental Revolving Lender that did not have a Revolving Commitment prior to such effectiveness being deemed to be zero) multiplied by (y) the aggregate principal amount of the Existing Revolving Borrowings,
(iii) after the Administrative Agent receives the funds specified in clause (ii) above, the Administrative Agent shall pay to each Lender the portion of such funds that is equal to the difference, if positive, between:
(A) the product of (1) such Lender’s Pro Rata Share (calculated without giving effect to such effectiveness, with such Pro Rata Share for any Incremental Revolving Lender that did not have a Revolving Commitment prior to such effectiveness being deemed to be zero) multiplied by (2) the aggregate amount of the Existing Revolving Borrowings, and
(B) the product of (1) such Lender’s Pro Rata Share (calculated after giving effect to such effectiveness) multiplied by (2) the aggregate amount of the Resulting Revolving Borrowings,
(iv) after the effectiveness of such Incremental Revolving Commitments, the Borrower shall be deemed to have made new Revolving Borrowings (the “Resulting Revolving Borrowings”) in an aggregate amount equal to the aggregate amount of the Existing Revolving Borrowings and of the Types and for the Interest Periods specified in a Funding Notice delivered to the Administrative Agent in accordance with Section 2.1 (and the Borrower shall deliver such Funding Notice),
(v) each Lender shall be deemed to hold its Pro Rata Share of each Resulting Revolving Borrowing (calculated after giving effect to such effectiveness), and
(vi) the Borrower shall pay each Lender any and all accrued but unpaid interest on its Loans comprising the Existing Revolving Borrowings.
The deemed payments of the Existing Revolving Borrowings made pursuant to clause (i) above shall be subject to compensation by the Borrower pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.18(c) if the date of the effectiveness of such Incremental Revolving Commitments occurs other than on the last day of the Interest Period relating thereto.
(f)The Administrative Agent shall notify the Lenders promptly upon receipt by the Administrative Agent of any notice from the Borrower referred to in Section 2.24(a) and of the effectiveness of any Incremental Revolving Commitments, in each case advising the Lenders of the details thereof and, in the case of effectiveness of any Incremental Revolving Commitments, of the Pro Rata Shares of the Lenders after giving effect thereto and of the payments required to be made pursuant to Section 2.24(e).
2.25.    Extension Offers. (a) The Borrower may on one or more occasions, by written notice to the Administrative Agent, make one or more offers (each, an “Extension




Offer”) to all the Lenders, on the same terms and conditions, and on a pro rata basis, to each Lender, to make one or more Extension Permitted Amendments pursuant to procedures reasonably specified by the Administrative Agent and acceptable to the Borrower. Such notice shall set forth (i) the terms and conditions of the requested Extension Permitted Amendment and (ii) the date on which such Extension Permitted Amendment is requested to become effective (which shall not be less than five Business Days or more than 30 Business Days after the date of such notice, unless otherwise agreed to by the Administrative Agent). Extension Permitted Amendments shall become effective only with respect to the Revolving Loans and Revolving Commitments of the Lenders that accept the applicable Extension Offer (such Lenders, the “Extending Lenders”) and, in the case of any Extending Lender, only with respect to such Lender’s Revolving Loans and Revolving Commitments as to which such Lender’s acceptance has been made. The Extension Offer shall not be required to be in any minimum amount or any minimum increment, provided that the Borrower may, at its option and subject to its right to waive any such condition in its sole discretion, specify as a condition to the effectiveness of any Extension Permitted Amendment that a minimum amount, as specified in the Extension Offer, of Revolving Loans and Revolving Commitments be extended. The Borrower may amend, revoke or replace any Extension Offer at any time prior to the effectiveness of the applicable Extension Agreement. In connection with any Extension Offer, the Borrower shall agree to such procedures, if any, as may be reasonably established by, or acceptable to, Administrative Agent to accomplish the purposes of this Section 2.25.
(b)An Extension Permitted Amendment shall be effected pursuant to an Extension Agreement executed and delivered by the Borrower, each applicable Extending Lender and the Administrative Agent; provided that no Extension Permitted Amendment shall become effective unless (i) on the date of effectiveness thereof, no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would result therefrom, (ii) the Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate, dated the date of effectiveness thereof and signed by an Authorized Officer of the Borrower, confirming compliance with the condition set forth in clause (i) above, (iii) the Borrower shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent such legal opinions, board resolutions, secretary’s certificates, officer’s certificates, reaffirmation agreements and other documents as shall reasonably be requested (consistent in all material respects with the documents delivered under Section 3.1 on the Closing Date) by the Administrative Agent in connection therewith and (iv) after giving effect thereto, the Class Limitation shall be complied with. The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender as to the effectiveness of each Extension Agreement. Each Extension Agreement may, without the consent of any Lender other than the applicable Extending Lenders, effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Credit Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the opinion of the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, to give effect to the provisions of this Section 2.25, including any amendments necessary to treat the applicable Revolving Loans and/or Revolving Commitments of the Extending Lenders as a new “Class” of Loans and/or Commitments hereunder (it being agreed that such new Class of Loans and/or Commitments may be afforded class voting rights requiring the consent of Lenders under such Class in addition to any other consent of Lenders that might otherwise be required under Section 10.5) and to enable such new Class of Loans and/or Commitments to be extended under this Section 2.25 or refinanced under Section




2.26); provided that (1) the borrowing and repayment (except for repayments required upon the maturity, repayments made in connection with any Refinancing Facility Amendment and repayments made in connection with a permanent repayment and termination of the applicable Commitments) of Loans under the Commitments of such new Class and the remaining Revolving Commitments shall be made on a ratable basis as between the Commitments of such new Class and the remaining Revolving Commitments, (2) the allocation of the participation exposure with respect to any then-existing or subsequently issued or made Letter of Credit, Swing Line Loan or Protective Advance shall be made on a ratable basis as between the Commitments of such new Class and the remaining Revolving Commitments (and the applicable Extension Agreement shall contain reallocation and cash collateralization provisions, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, with respect to Letters of Credit, Swing Line Loans and Protective Advances outstanding on the Revolving Maturity Date) and (3) the Revolving Commitment Period and the Revolving Maturity Date, as such terms are used in reference to Letters of Credit of any Issuing Bank or to Swing Line Loans, may not be extended without the prior written consent of such Issuing Bank or the Swing Line Lender, as the case may be.
2.26.    Refinancing Revolving Facilities. (a) The Borrower may, on one or more occasions, by written notice to the Administrative Agent, request the establishment hereunder of one or more additional Classes of revolving commitments (the “Refinancing Revolving Commitments”) pursuant to which each Person providing such a commitment (a “Refinancing Revolving Lender”) will make revolving loans to the Borrower (“Refinancing Revolving Loans”) and acquire participations in the Letters of Credit, Swing Line Loans and Protective Advances and all the then existing Revolving Commitments will be refinanced in full. Each such notice shall specify (i) the date on which the Borrower proposes that the Refinancing Revolving Commitments shall be effective, which shall be a date not less than 10 Business Days (or such shorter period as may be agreed to by the Administrative Agent) after the date on which such notice is delivered to the Administrative Agent, (ii) the amount of the Refinancing Revolving Commitments requested to be established and (iii) the identity of each Person proposed to become a Refinancing Revolving Lender in connection therewith (it being agreed that (A) any Lender approached to provide any Refinancing Revolving Commitment may elect or decline, in its sole discretion, to provide such Refinancing Revolving Commitment and (B) any Person that the Borrower proposes to be a Refinancing Revolving Lender, if such Person is not then a Lender, must be an Eligible Assignee and must be approved by the Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank and the Swing Line Lender (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed)).
(b)The terms and conditions of any Refinancing Revolving Commitments and the Refinancing Revolving Loans to be made thereunder shall be as determined by the Borrower and the applicable Refinancing Revolving Lenders and set forth in the applicable Refinancing Facility Agreement; provided that an Issuing Bank or the Swing Line Lender shall not be required to issue, amend or extend any Letter of Credit under such Refinancing Revolving Commitments or make any Swing Line Loan, as applicable, unless such Issuing Bank or the Swing Line Lender, as the case may be, shall have consented to act in such capacity under the Refinancing Revolving Commitments. The Refinancing




Revolving Commitments shall be effected pursuant to one or more Refinancing Facility Agreements executed and delivered by the Borrower, each Refinancing Revolving Lender providing such Refinancing Revolving Commitments, the Administrative Agent and, as applicable, each Issuing Bank and the Swing Line Lender; provided that no Refinancing Revolving Commitments shall become effective unless substantially concurrently with the effectiveness thereof, all the Revolving Commitments then in effect shall be terminated and the Borrower shall make any prepayment or deposit required to be made under Section 2.14 as a result thereof and shall pay all interest on the amounts prepaid and all fees accrued on the Revolving Commitments (it being understood, however, that any Letters of Credit may continue to be outstanding under the Refinancing Revolving Commitments, in each case on terms agreed by each applicable Issuing Bank and specified in the applicable Refinancing Facility Agreement). The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender as to the effectiveness of each Refinancing Facility Agreement.
(c)Each Refinancing Facility Agreement may, without the consent of any Lender, effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Credit Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the opinion of the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, to give effect to the provisions of this Section 2.26, including any amendments necessary to treat the applicable Refinancing Revolving Commitments and Refinancing Revolving Loans as a new Class of Commitments and Loans hereunder (including for purposes of prepayments and voting and to enable such new Class of Commitments and Loans to be extended under Section 2.25 or refinanced under this Section 2.26).
SECTION 3. CONDITIONS PRECEDENT
3.1    Closing Date. The obligation of each Lender and each Issuing Bank to make any Credit Extension shall not become effective until the date on which each of the following conditions shall be satisfied (or waived in accordance with Section 10.5):
(a)Credit Agreement. The Administrative Agent shall have received from the Borrower and each Designated Subsidiary (including the Acquired Company and each of its Subsidiaries that is a Designated Subsidiary) and each other party hereto either (i) a counterpart of this Agreement signed on behalf of such party or (ii) evidence satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (which may include a facsimile or electronic image scan transmission) that such party has signed a counterpart of this Agreement.
(b)Organizational Documents; Incumbency. The Administrative Agent shall have received, in respect of the Borrower and each Designated Subsidiary (including the Acquired Company and each of its Subsidiaries that is a Designated Subsidiary), a certificate of such Person executed by the secretary or an assistant secretary of such Person attaching (i) a copy of each Organizational Document of such Person, which shall, to the extent applicable, be certified as of the Closing Date or a recent date prior thereto by the appropriate Governmental Authority, (ii) signature and incumbency certificates of the officers of such Person executing each Credit Document, (iii) resolutions of the Board of Directors or similar governing body of such Person approving and authorizing the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and the other Credit Documents to which it is a party, certified as of the Closing Date by such secretary or assistant secretary as being in full force and effect without modification or amendment, and (iv) a good standing certificate from the applicable Governmental Authority of such Person’s jurisdiction of organization,




dated the Closing Date or a recent date prior thereto, all in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
(c)Funding Notice; Borrowing Base Certificate. The Administrative Agent shall have received (i) a fully completed and duly executed Funding Notice from the Borrower with respect to the Revolving Loans to be borrowed on the Closing Date and (ii) a fully completed and duly executed Borrowing Base Certificate, setting forth a calculation of the Borrowing Base as of January 31, 2014.
(d)Representations and Warranties. On the Closing Date, (i) the Acquired Business Representations shall be true and correct to the extent required by the definition thereof and (ii) the Specified Representations shall be true and correct (A) in the case of the representations and warranties qualified as to materiality, in all respects and (B) otherwise, in all material respects, in each case on and as of such date, except in the case of any such representation and warranty that expressly relates to a prior date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be so true and correct on and as of such prior date.
(e)Consummation of Life Sciences Sale. The Life Sciences Sale shall have been completed pursuant to and on the terms set forth in the Life Sciences Sale Agreement, without giving effect to amendments, supplements, waivers or other modifications to or consents under the Life Sciences Sale Agreement that are adverse in any material respect to the Lenders and that have not been approved by the Arranger (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned), and the Arranger shall have received a copy of the definitive Life Sciences Sale Agreement and all material related agreements, certified by an Authorized Officer of the Borrower as complete and correct.
(f)Consummation of the Merger. The Merger shall have been (or substantially concurrently with the effectiveness of this Agreement on the Closing Date shall be) consummated, in each case pursuant to and on the terms set forth in the Merger Agreement and without giving effect to amendments, supplements, waivers or other modifications to (including any consents under) the Acquisition Agreement that are adverse in any material respect to the Lenders and that have not been approved by the Arranger (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned) (it being understood that a reduction of the purchase price in respect of the Merger will be deemed to be adverse in a material respect to the Lenders, unless such reduction, together with all prior reductions, if any, does not exceed 10% of the aggregate original amount of the purchase price and such reduction is applied dollar-for-dollar to reduce the amount of the Tranche B Term Loan Commitments (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement as in effect on the date hereof), the Original Senior Notes and any cash equity contribution made by the Borrower on a pro rata basis), and the Arranger shall have received a copy of the definitive Merger Agreement, together with all closing deliverables thereunder, certified by an Authorized Officer of the Borrower as complete and correct.
(g)Acquired Company Material Adverse Effect. Since December 31, 2012, there has not been, and no effect, change, event, circumstance or occurrence has occurred that would reasonably be likely to have, an Acquired Company Material Adverse Effect.
(h)Existing Indebtedness. The Administrative Agent shall have received customary evidence that the Borrower and the Subsidiaries have repaid (or substantially concurrently with the effectiveness of this Agreement on the Closing Date shall repay) all




amounts outstanding under, and terminated (or substantially concurrently with the effectiveness of this Agreement on the Closing Date shall terminate) all commitments to make extensions of credit under, the Existing Credit Agreement, and all Liens granted and Guarantees made in respect of the Existing Credit Agreement shall have been (or substantially concurrently with the effectiveness of this Agreement on the Closing Date shall be) released. Immediately after giving effect to the Transactions and the other transactions contemplated hereby that are to occur on the Closing Date, none of the Borrower or the Restricted Subsidiaries shall have outstanding any Indebtedness, other than (i) Indebtedness incurred under the Credit Documents, (ii) Permitted Term Indebtedness, (iii) the Original Senior Notes, (iv) Capital Lease Obligations and (v) Indebtedness set forth on Schedule 6.1, including Indebtedness under existing working capital lines of credit of Foreign Subsidiaries of the Borrower set forth on Schedule 6.1.
(i)Collateral and Guarantee Requirement. Subject to the final paragraph of this Section 3.1, the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement shall have been satisfied. The Collateral Agent shall have received a completed Collateral Questionnaire in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent, dated the Closing Date and executed by an Authorized Officer of each of the Borrower and the Acquired Company, together with all attachments contemplated thereby, including the results of a search of the UCC (or equivalent) filings made with respect to the Credit Parties in the jurisdictions contemplated by the Collateral Questionnaire and copies of the financing statements (or similar documents) disclosed by such search.
(j)Term Credit Agreement. The Term Credit Agreement shall have been executed and delivered by the Borrower and the other parties thereto and shall have become effective in accordance with its terms and the aggregate amount of term loans funded thereunder on the Closing Date shall be not more than $460,000,000.
(k)Financial Statements. The Arranger shall have received (i) the Historical Borrower Financial Statements (together with the related audit reports, which shall not be subject to any qualification or “going concern” disclosures), (ii) the Historical Acquired Company Financial Statements (together with the related audit reports, which shall not be subject to any qualification or “going concern” disclosures), (iii) the Pro Forma Financial Statements and (iv) the Specified Acquired Company Financial Statements (it being understood that filing with the SEC of an annual or quarterly report on Form 10-K or Form 10-Q by the Borrower or the Acquired Company containing such required financial statements and audit reports referred to in clause (i) or (ii) above shall constitute receipt by the Arranger in satisfaction of such clause).
(l)[Reserved].
(m)Opinions of Counsel. The Administrative Agent shall have received a customary written opinion (addressed to the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent and the Lenders and dated the Closing Date) of each of (i) Ropes & Gray LLP, counsel for the Credit Parties, and (ii) local counsel for the Credit Parties in each jurisdiction in which any Credit Party is organized and the laws of which are not covered by the opinion referred to in clause (i) above (and each Credit Party hereby instructs such counsel to deliver such opinion to the Administrative Agent).
(n)Fees and Expenses. The Borrower shall have paid to the Arranger, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders all fees and expenses (including legal fees and




expenses, title premiums, survey charges and recording taxes and fees) and other amounts due and payable on or prior to the Closing Date pursuant to the Credit Documents, the Commitment Letter and the Fee Letter, in each case to the extent invoiced at least three days prior to the Closing Date.
(o)Solvency Certificate. The Administrative Agent shall have received the Solvency Certificate, dated the Closing Date and signed by the chief financial officer of the Borrower.
(p)Closing Date Certificate. The Administrative Agent shall have received the Closing Date Certificate, dated the Closing Date and signed by the chief financial officer of the Borrower, together with all attachments thereto.
(q)Letter of Direction. If any Revolving Loans are to be made on the Closing Date, the Administrative Agent shall have received a duly executed letter of direction from the Borrower addressed to the Administrative Agent, on behalf of itself and the Lenders, directing the disbursement on the Closing Date of the proceeds of the Revolving Loans to be made on the Closing Date.
(r)PATRIOT Act. At least five days prior to the Closing Date, the Lenders shall have received all documentation and other information in respect of the Borrower and each Subsidiary (including the Acquired Company and its Subsidiaries) required by bank regulatory authorities under applicable “know-your-customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the PATRIOT Act, that shall have been requested in writing (which may be by email) at least 10 days prior to the Closing Date.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent any security interest in any Collateral (other than, to the extent required hereby, any Collateral in which a security interest may be perfected by the filing of a UCC financing statement or by the delivery of certificates representing Equity Interests in a Designated Subsidiary) is not or cannot be provided or perfected or any item of Collateral (other than certificates representing Equity Interests in a Designated Subsidiary) is not delivered on the Closing Date, in each case, after the Borrower’s use of commercially reasonable efforts to do so, the provision or perfection of such security interest or such delivery, as applicable, will not constitute a condition to the obligation to make the Credit Extension on the Closing Date, but instead shall be required to be completed pursuant to the terms of the Post-Closing Letter Agreement.
3.2.    Each Credit Extension. The obligation of each Lender and each Issuing Bank to make any Credit Extension on any Credit Date occurring after the Closing Date is subject to the satisfaction (or waiver in accordance with Section 10.5) of the following conditions precedent:
(a)the Administrative Agent and, in the case of any issuance, amendment or extension (other than an automatic extension permitted under Section 2.4(a)) of any Letter of Credit, the applicable Issuing Bank shall have received a fully completed and executed Funding Notice or Issuance Notice, as the case may be;
(b)the representations and warranties of each Credit Party set forth in the Credit Documents shall be true and correct (i) in the case of the representations and warranties qualified as to materiality in the text thereof, in all respects, and (ii) otherwise, in all material respects, in each case on and as of such Credit Date, except in the case of any




such representation and warranty that expressly relates to a prior date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be so true and correct on and as of such prior date; and
(c)at the time of and immediately after giving effect to such Credit Extension, no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would result therefrom.
On the date of any Credit Extension occurring after the Closing Date (other than the making of a Protective Advance), the Borrower shall be deemed to have represented and warranted that the conditions specified in Sections 3.2(b) and 3.2(c) have been satisfied and that, after giving effect to such Credit Extension, the Total Utilization of Revolving Commitments (or any component thereof) shall not exceed the maximum amount thereof (or the maximum amount of any such component) specified in Section 2.1(a), 2.3(a) or 2.4(a).
SECTION 4. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
In order to induce the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent, the Lenders and the Issuing Banks to enter into this Agreement and to make each Credit Extension to be made by it hereunder, each Credit Party represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent, each Lender and each Issuing Bank on the Closing Date and on each other Credit Date as follows:
4.1.    Organization; Requisite Power and Authority; Qualification. The Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary (a) is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of its jurisdiction of organization, (b) has all requisite power and authority (i) to own and operate its properties and to carry on its business and operations as now conducted, (ii) to execute and deliver the Credit Documents to which it is a party and (iii) to perform the other Transactions to be performed by it and (c) is qualified to do business and in good standing under the laws of every jurisdiction where its assets are located or where such qualification is necessary to carry out its business and operations, except, in each case referred to in clauses (a) (other than with respect to any Credit Party), (b)(i) (other than with respect to any Credit Party) and (c), where the failure so to be or so to have, individually or in the aggregate, has not had and could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
4.2.    Equity Interests and Ownership. Schedule 4.2 sets forth, as of the Closing Date, the name and jurisdiction of organization of, and the percentage of each class of Equity Interests owned by the Borrower or any Subsidiary in, (a) each Subsidiary and (b) each joint venture and other Person in which the Borrower or any Subsidiary owns any Equity Interests, and identifies each Designated Subsidiary and each Material Subsidiary. The Equity Interests in each Restricted Subsidiary have been duly authorized and validly issued and, to the extent such concept is applicable, are fully paid and non-assessable. Schedule 4.2 sets forth, as of the Closing Date, all outstanding preferred Equity Interests, if any, in the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, including the number, date of issuance and the holder of record of such preferred Equity Interest.
4.3.    Due Authorization. The Transactions to be entered into by each Credit Party have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or other organizational and, if required, stockholder or other equityholder action on the part of such Credit Party.




4.4.    No Conflict. The Transactions do not and will not (a) violate any applicable law, including any order of any Governmental Authority, (b) violate the Organizational Documents of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, (c) violate or result (alone or with notice or lapse of time, or both) in a default under any Contractual Obligation of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, or give rise to a right thereunder to require any payment, repurchase or redemption to be made by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, or give rise to a right of, or result in, any termination, cancelation or acceleration or right of renegotiation of any obligation thereunder, except to the extent any such violation, default, right or result, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, or (d) except for Liens created under the Credit Documents or pursuant to the Term Credit Agreement and other Permitted Liens, result in or require the creation or imposition of any Lien on any asset of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary.
4.5.    Governmental Approvals. The Transactions do not and will not require any registration with, consent or approval of, notice to, or other action by any Governmental Authority, except (a) such as have been obtained or made and are in full force and effect and (b) filings and recordings with respect to the Collateral necessary to perfect Liens created under the Credit Documents or pursuant to the Term Credit Agreement and (c) those registrations, consents, approvals, notices or other actions the failure of which to obtain or make, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
4.6.    Binding Obligation. Each Credit Document has been duly executed and delivered by each Credit Party that is a party thereto and is the legally valid and binding obligation of such Credit Party, enforceable against such Credit Party in accordance with its terms, except as enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws relating to or limiting creditors’ rights generally or by equitable principles relating to enforceability.
4.7.    Historical Financial Statements; Pro Forma Financial Statements. (a) The Historical Borrower Financial Statements were prepared in conformity with GAAP and present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries as of the respective dates thereof and the consolidated results of operations and cash flows of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries for each of the periods then ended, subject, in the case of any such unaudited financial statements, to changes resulting from audit and normal year-end adjustments. The Historical Acquired Company Financial Statements were prepared in conformity with GAAP and present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of the Acquired Company and its Subsidiaries as of the respective dates thereof and the consolidated results of operations and cash flows of the Acquired Company and its Subsidiaries for each of the periods then ended, subject, in the case of any such unaudited financial statements, to changes resulting from audit and normal year-end adjustments. As of the Closing Date, neither the Borrower nor any Restricted Subsidiary has any contingent liability or liability for Taxes, long-term lease or unusual forward or long-term commitment that is not reflected in the Historical Borrower Financial Statements, the Historical Acquired Company Financial Statements or the notes thereto except as could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.




(b) The Pro Forma Financial Statements delivered pursuant to Section 3.1(k) (i) have been prepared by the Borrower in good faith based on assumptions that were believed by the Borrower to be reasonable at the time made and are believed by the Borrower to be reasonable on the Closing Date, (ii) accurately reflect in all material respects all adjustments necessary to give effect to the Transactions and (iii) present fairly, in all material respects, the pro forma financial position and results of operations of the Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries as of the date and for the period stated therein as if the Transactions had occurred on such date or at the beginning of such period, as the case may be.
4.8.    No Material Adverse Change. Since December 31, 2013, there has been no event or condition that has had, or could reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.
4.9.    Adverse Proceedings. There are no Adverse Proceedings that (a) individually or in the aggregate could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect or (b) in any manner question the validity or enforceability of any of the Credit Documents.
4.10.    Payment of Taxes. Except as otherwise permitted under Section 5.3, all Tax returns and reports of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries required to be filed by any of them have been timely filed, and all Taxes shown on such Tax returns to be due and payable, and all assessments, fees and other governmental charges upon the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries and upon their properties, income, businesses and franchises that are due and payable, have been paid when due and payable, except (a) Taxes that are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary, as applicable, has set aside on its books reserves with respect thereto to the extent required by GAAP or (b) to the extent that the failure to do so could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
4.11.    Properties. (a) Title. The Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary has (i) good, sufficient and marketable title to (in the case of fee interests in real property), (ii) valid leasehold interests in (in the case of leasehold interests in real or personal property), (iii) valid licensed rights in (in the case of licensed interests in Intellectual Property) and (iv) good title to (in the case of all other personal property) all of their assets reflected in the Historical Borrower Financial Statements or the Historical Acquired Company Financial Statements, as applicable, or, after the first delivery thereof, in the consolidated financial statements of the Borrower most recently delivered pursuant to Section 5.1, in each case except for assets disposed of since the date of such financial statements in the ordinary course of business or as otherwise permitted by this Agreement (including the Life Sciences Sale) and except for Permitted Liens and except where the failure to have such title, leasehold or other interest, individually or in the aggregate, has not had and could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(b)Real Estate. Set forth on Schedule 4.11(b) is a true and complete list, as of the Closing Date, of all Material Real Estate Assets, identifying the proper jurisdiction for the filing of a Mortgage in respect of each Material Real Estate Asset. Except as set forth on Schedule 4.11(b), as of the Closing Date, neither the Borrower nor any Restricted Subsidiary (i) has received notice, or has knowledge, of any pending or contemplated condemnation or similar proceeding affecting any Material Real Estate Asset or any Disposition thereof in lieu of condemnation or (ii) is obligated under any right of first refusal,




option or other contractual right under any Contractual Obligation to which the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary is a party to sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of any Material Real Estate Asset or any interest therein.
(c)Intellectual Property. The Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary owns, or is licensed to use, all Intellectual Property that is necessary for the conduct of its business as currently conducted, and without conflict with the rights of any other Person, except to the extent any such conflict, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. No Intellectual Property used by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in the operation of its business infringes upon the rights of any other Person, except for any such infringements that, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. No claim or litigation regarding any Intellectual Property owned or used by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary is pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, threatened against the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary that, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
4.12.    Environmental Matters. Except as has not had and could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, (a) each of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries are, and have been, in compliance with all Environmental Laws, (b) none of the Borrower, any Restricted Subsidiary or any of their respective Facilities or operations is subject to any outstanding written order, consent decree or settlement agreement with any Person relating to or arising out of any Environmental Law or any Hazardous Materials Activity and neither the Borrower nor any Restricted Subsidiary has received any written notice, letter or request for information alleging any liability or obligation under Environmental Law, including under Section 104 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (42 USC. § 9604) or any comparable state law, (c) there has been no Release of any Hazardous Materials on, at, under or from any property owned, leased or operated (and, to the knowledge of the Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary, formerly owned, leased or operated) by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary and (d) to the knowledge of the Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary there are and have been no conditions, occurrences or Hazardous Materials Activities that could reasonably be expected to form the basis of an Environmental Claim against the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary.
4.13.    No Defaults. Neither the Borrower nor any Restricted Subsidiary is in default in the performance, observance or fulfillment of any of the obligations, covenants or conditions contained in any of its Contractual Obligations, and no event has occurred or condition exists that, alone or with the giving of notice or the lapse of time or both, could constitute such a default, except where any of the foregoing, individually or in the aggregate, has not had and could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. No Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.
4.14.    Governmental Regulation. Neither the Borrower nor any Restricted Subsidiary is or is required to be registered as an “investment company” as such term is defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940.
4.15.    Federal Reserve Regulations. (a) Neither the Borrower nor any Restricted Subsidiary is engaged principally, or as one of its primary activities, in the business of extending credit for the purpose of buying or carrying Margin Stock.




(b)No portion of the proceeds of any Credit Extension will be used in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, that causes or could reasonably be expected to cause such Credit Extension or the application of such proceeds to violate Regulation T, Regulation U or Regulation X or any other regulation of the Board of Governors.
4.16.    Employee Matters. Neither the Borrower nor any Restricted Subsidiary is engaged in any unfair labor practice that, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Except as could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, there is (a) no unfair labor practice complaint pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, threatened against the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary before the National Labor Relations Board, (b) no grievance or arbitration proceeding arising out of or under any collective bargaining agreement that is pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, threatened against the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, (c) no strike, lockout or work stoppage in existence or, to the knowledge of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, threatened involving the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary and (d) to the knowledge of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, no union organizing activity exists or is taking place with respect to the employees of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary.
4.17.    Employee Benefit Plans. The Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary is in compliance with all applicable provisions and requirements of ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code and the regulations with respect to each Employee Benefit Plan, and has performed all its obligations under each Employee Benefit Plan, except where such failure to comply or perform, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. No liability to the PBGC (other than required premium payments) with respect to any Pension Plan has been or is expected to be incurred by the Borrower, any Restricted Subsidiary or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates, except as could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. No ERISA Event has occurred or is reasonably expected to occur that, alone or together with any other ERISA Events that have occurred or are reasonably expected to occur, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. The present value of the aggregate benefit liabilities under each Pension Plan (determined as of the end of the most recent plan year on the basis of the actuarial assumptions specified for funding purposes in the most recent actuarial valuation for such Pension Plan), did not exceed the aggregate current value of the assets of such Pension Plan by an amount that could, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. As of the most recent valuation date for each Multiemployer Plan for which the actuarial report is available, the potential liability of the Borrower, the Restricted Subsidiaries and their respective ERISA Affiliates for a complete withdrawal from such Multiemployer Plan (within the meaning of Section 4203 of ERISA), when aggregated with such potential liability for a complete withdrawal from all Multiemployer Plans, based on information available pursuant to Section 4221(e) of ERISA, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. The Borrower, each Restricted Subsidiary and each of their respective ERISA Affiliates has complied with the requirements of Section 515 of ERISA with respect to each Multiemployer Plan and is not in material “default” (as defined in Section 4219(c)(5) of ERISA) with respect to payments to a Multiemployer Plan, except where such failure to




comply or such default, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
4.18.    Solvency. On the Closing Date (after giving effect to the borrowings under the Term Credit Agreement and the other Transactions to occur on such date), the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries are on a consolidated basis Solvent.
4.19.    Compliance with Laws. The Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary is in compliance with all applicable laws, including all orders and other restrictions imposed by any Governmental Authority, in respect of the conduct of its business and the ownership and operation of its properties (including compliance with all applicable Environmental Laws), except where such failure to comply, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
4.20.    Disclosure. None of the Confidential Information Memorandum, any other documents or certificates or any other written information (other than financial projections (including the Projections), estimates, forecasts and information of a general economic or industry-specific nature) provided by or on behalf of the Borrower or the Subsidiaries to the Arranger, any Agent or any Lender in connection with the negotiation of or pursuant to this Agreement or any other Credit Document or otherwise in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, taken as a whole, contains or will contain, when furnished, any untrue statement of a material fact or omits or will omit, when furnished, to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements contained therein not materially misleading in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made (after giving effect to all supplements and updates thereto delivered to the Arranger prior to the Closing Date). The financial projections (including the Projections), forecasts, budgets and other forward-looking information provided by or on behalf of the Borrower or the Subsidiaries to the Arranger, any Agent or any Lender in connection with the negotiation of or pursuant to this Agreement or any other Credit Document or otherwise in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby was prepared in good faith based upon estimates and assumptions believed by the Borrower to be reasonable at the time such information was furnished to the Arranger, any Agent or any Lender (it being understood and agreed that financial projections, estimates and forecasts are subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Borrower’s control, are not a guarantee of financial performance, actual results may differ therefrom and such differences may be material).
4.21.    Collateral Matters. (a) The Pledge and Security Agreement, upon execution and delivery thereof by the parties thereto, will create in favor of the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, a valid and enforceable security interest in the Collateral (as defined therein) and (i) when the Collateral (as defined therein) constituting certificated securities (as defined in the UCC) is delivered to the Collateral Agent, together with instruments of transfer duly endorsed in blank, the security interest created under the Pledge and Security Agreement will constitute a fully perfected security interest in all right, title and interest of the pledgors thereunder in such Collateral, prior and superior in right to any other Person (subject to the ABL Intercreditor Agreement), and (ii) when financing statements in appropriate form are filed in the applicable filing offices, the security interest created under the Pledge and Security Agreement will constitute a fully perfected security interest in all right, title and interest of the Credit Parties in the remaining Collateral (as




defined therein) to the extent perfection can be obtained by filing UCC financing statements, prior and superior in right to any other Person, but subject to Permitted Liens.
(b)Each Mortgage, upon execution and delivery thereof by the parties thereto, will create in favor of the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, a legal, valid and enforceable security interest in all the applicable mortgagor’s right, title and interest in and to the Real Estate Asset subject thereto and the proceeds thereof (except as such enforceability may be limited by Debtor Relief Laws and general principles of equity), and when the Mortgages have been filed in the jurisdictions specified therein, the Mortgages will constitute fully perfected security interests in all right, title and interest of the mortgagors in the Real Estate Assets subject thereto and the proceeds thereof, prior and superior in right to any other Person, but subject to the Permitted Liens.
(c)Upon the recordation of the Intellectual Property Grants of Security Interest with the United States Patent and Trademark Office or the United States Copyright Office, as applicable, and the filing of the financing statements referred to in Section 4.21(a), the security interest created under the Pledge and Security Agreement will constitute a fully perfected security interest in all right, title and interest of the Credit Parties in the Intellectual Property in which a security interest may be perfected by filing in the United States Patent and Trademark Office or United States Copyright Office, in each case prior and superior in right to any other Person, but subject to Permitted Liens (it being understood that subsequent recordings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office or the United States Copyright Office may be necessary to perfect a security interest in such Intellectual Property acquired by the Credit Parties after the Closing Date).
(d)Each Collateral Document, other than any Collateral Document referred to in the preceding paragraphs of this Section 4.21, upon execution and delivery thereof by the parties thereto and the making of the filings and taking of the other actions provided for therein, will be effective under applicable law to create in favor of the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, a valid and enforceable security interest in the Collateral subject thereto (except as such enforceability may be limited by Debtor Relief Laws and general principles of equity), and will constitute a fully perfected security interest in all right, title and interest of the Credit Parties in the Collateral subject thereto, prior and superior to the rights of any other Person, but subject to Permitted Liens.
(e)Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement (including this Section 4.21) or in any other Credit Document to the contrary, neither the Borrower nor any Restricted Subsidiary makes, or shall be deemed to have made, any representation or warranty as to (i) the perfection or non-perfection, the priority or the enforceability of any security interest in any Collateral consisting of Equity Interests in any Foreign Subsidiary (other than, in each case, with respect to security interests created under a Foreign Pledge Agreement, if applicable), or as to the rights and remedies of the Collateral Agent or any Secured Party with respect thereto under any foreign law (other than, in the case of any security interest created under a Foreign Pledge Agreement, the applicable foreign law, if applicable), (ii) the creation of any security interest, or the perfection or non-perfection, the priority or the enforceability of any security interest, in each case, to the extent such security interest or perfection is expressly not required pursuant to the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement or (iii) on the Closing Date and until required pursuant to the final paragraph of Section 3.1, the creation of any security interest, or the perfection or non-perfection, the priority or




enforceability of any security interest that is expressly not required to be created or in effect on the Closing Date pursuant to such paragraph.
4.22.    Insurance. Schedule 4.22 sets forth, as of the Closing Date, a true and complete description of all property damage, machinery breakdown, business interruption and liability insurance maintained by or on behalf of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries.
4.23.    Sanctioned Persons; Anti-Corruption Laws; PATRIOT Act. (a) None of the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, any of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, advisors or Affiliates is subject to any sanctions or economic embargoes administered or enforced by the United States Department of State or the United States Department of Treasury (including the Office of Foreign Assets Control) or any other applicable sanctions authority (collectively, “Sanctions”, and the associated laws, rules, regulations and orders, collectively, “Sanctions Laws”). Each of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries and, to the knowledge of the Borrower, their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, advisors and Affiliates is in compliance, in all material respects, with (i) all Sanctions Laws and (ii) the PATRIOT Act and any other applicable anti-terrorism and money laundering laws, rules, regulations and orders.
(b)Each of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries and, to the knowledge of the Borrower, their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, advisors and Affiliates is in compliance, in all material respects, with the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, and any other applicable anti-bribery or anti-corruption laws, rules, regulations and orders (collectively, “Anti-Corruption Laws”).
(c)No part of the proceeds of the Loans or Letters of Credit will be used, directly or indirectly, (i) for the purpose of financing any activities or business of or with any Person or in any country or territory that at such time is the subject of any Sanctions or (ii) for any payments to any governmental official or employee, political party, official of a political party, candidate for political office, or anyone else acting in an official capacity, in order to obtain, retain or direct business or obtain any improper advantage, in violation of any Anti-Corruption Law.
SECTION 5. AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS
Until the Commitments shall have expired or been terminated and the principal of and interest on each Loan and all fees payable hereunder shall have been paid in full and all Letters of Credit shall have expired or been terminated and the Letter of Credit Usage shall have been reduced to zero, each Credit Party covenants and agrees with the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent, the Lenders and the Issuing Banks that:
5.1.    Financial Statements and Other Reports. The Borrower will deliver to the Administrative Agent and, where applicable, to the Lenders:
(a)Annual Financial Statements. As soon as available, and in any event within 90 days after the end of each Fiscal Year (or, so long as the Borrower is subject to the periodic reporting obligations under the Exchange Act, by the date that the Annual Report on Form 10-K of the Borrower for such Fiscal Year would be required to be filed under the rules and regulations of the SEC, giving effect to any automatic extension available thereunder for the filing of such form), the consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and




the Subsidiaries as of the end of such Fiscal Year and the related consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income, equity and cash flows of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries for such Fiscal Year, setting forth in each case in comparative form the corresponding figures for the previous Fiscal Year, together with (i) a Narrative Report with respect thereto (provided that no Narrative Report shall be required so long as the Borrower is subject to the periodic reporting obligations under the Exchange Act) and (ii) a report thereon of KPMG LLP or other independent registered public accounting firm of recognized national standing (which report shall not contain a “going concern” or like qualification, exception or emphasis (other than a “going concern” or like qualification, exception or emphasis resulting solely from an upcoming maturity date of any Indebtedness or a prospective or actual non-compliance with the financial covenant set forth in this Agreement or any financial covenant set forth in any Permitted Term Indebtedness Documents) or any qualification, exception or emphasis as to the scope of audit), and shall state that such consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries as of the dates indicated and the consolidated results of operations and cash flows of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries for the periods indicated in conformity with GAAP applied on a basis consistent with prior years (except as otherwise disclosed in such financial statements) and that the examination by such accounting firm in connection with such consolidated financial statements has been made in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards);
(b)Quarterly Financial Statements. As soon as available, and in any event within 45 days after the end of each of the first three Fiscal Quarters of each Fiscal Year (or, so long as the Borrower is subject to the periodic reporting obligations under the Exchange Act, by the date that the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of the Borrower for such Fiscal Quarter would be required to be filed under the rules and regulations of the SEC, giving effect to any automatic extension available thereunder for the filing of such form), the consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries as of the end of such Fiscal Quarter and the related consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income, equity and cash flows of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries for such Fiscal Quarter (in the case of such statements of operations and comprehensive income) and for the period from the beginning of the then current Fiscal Year to the end of such Fiscal Quarter, setting forth in each case in comparative form the corresponding figures for the corresponding periods of (or, in the case of the balance sheet, as of the end of) the previous Fiscal Year, together with a Financial Officer Certification and a Narrative Report with respect thereto (provided that no Narrative Report shall be required so long as the Borrower is subject to the periodic reporting obligations under the Exchange Act);
(c)Forecasts. As soon as practicable, and in any event within 30 days after the beginning of each Fiscal Year, the forecasted consolidated balance sheets of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries and the related consolidated statements of income and cash flows of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries for each Fiscal Quarter of such Fiscal Year, each in reasonable detail (including an explanation of the assumptions on which such forecasts are based), representing the good faith forecasts of the Borrower for each such Fiscal Quarter, and certified by the chief financial officer of the Borrower as being the most accurate forecasts available, together with such supporting schedules and information as the Administrative Agent from time to time may reasonably request;




(d)Compliance Certificate and Unrestricted Subsidiary Reconciliation Statements. Together with each delivery of the consolidated financial statements of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries pursuant to Section 5.1(a) or 5.1(b), a completed Compliance Certificate (which shall (i) include a computation of the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for the Test Period ended as of the date of such financial statements in reasonable detail satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (without regard to whether the Financial Performance Covenant is then applicable) and (ii) state whether any change in the historical accounting practices, systems or reserves of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, where such change could reasonably be expected to affect in any material respect the calculation of the Borrowing Base, has occurred and, if any such change has occurred, specifying the effect of such change on the calculations of the Borrowing Base) executed by the chief financial officer of the Borrower and, if any Subsidiary shall be an Unrestricted Subsidiary, with respect to each such financial statement an Unrestricted Subsidiary Reconciliation Statement (which may be in a footnote form), which shall be accompanied by a Financial Officer Certification;
(e)Statements of Reconciliation after Change in Accounting Principles. If, as a result of any change in GAAP or in the application thereof since the date of the most recent balance sheet included in the Historical Borrower Financial Statements, the consolidated financial statements of the Borrower delivered pursuant to Section 5.1(a) or 5.1(b) will differ in any material respect from the consolidated financial statements that would have been delivered pursuant to such Section had no such change occurred, then, together with the first delivery of such financial statements after such change, one or more statements of reconciliation specifying in reasonable detail the effect of such change on such financial statements, including those for the prior period;
(f)Notice of Material Events. Promptly upon any Authorized Officer of the Borrower or any Guarantor Subsidiary obtaining knowledge of any event or condition set forth below, a certificate of an Authorized Officer of the Borrower setting forth the details of such event or condition and any action the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary has taken, is taking or proposes to take with respect thereto:
(i)the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default;
(ii)any event or condition that has had, or could reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect; or
(iii)the occurrence of, or receipt by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary of any written notice claiming the occurrence of, any breach or default by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary under any lease or other agreement relating to any location leased by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, or any third party warehouse or bailee arrangement, in each case on, in or with which Inventory having an aggregate Inventory Value of $5,000,000 or more is located;
(g)Notice of Adverse Proceedings. Promptly upon any Authorized Officer of the Borrower or any Guarantor Subsidiary obtaining knowledge of (i) any Adverse Proceeding that, if adversely determined, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect or that in any manner questions the validity or enforceability of any of the Credit Documents or (ii) any material and adverse development in any Adverse Proceeding




referred to in clause (i) above, in each case where such development has not previously been disclosed in writing by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, a certificate of an Authorized Officer of the Borrower setting forth the details of such Adverse Proceeding or development;
(h)ERISA. (i) Promptly upon any officer of the Borrower obtaining knowledge of the occurrence of or of forthcoming occurrence of any ERISA Event that could reasonably be expected to result in liability of the Borrower in an amount exceeding $10,000,000, a written notice specifying the nature thereof, what action the Borrower, any Restricted Subsidiary or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates has taken, is taking or proposes to take with respect thereto and, when known, any action taken or threatened by the IRS, the Department of Labor or the PBGC with respect thereto; and (ii) with reasonable promptness after request by the Administrative Agent or any Lender, copies of all notices received by the Borrower, any Restricted Subsidiary or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates from a Multiemployer Plan sponsor concerning an ERISA Event;
(i)Information Regarding Credit Parties. Prompt written notice of any change in (i) any Credit Party’s legal name, as set forth in its Organizational Documents, (ii) any Credit Party’s form of organization, (iii) any Credit Party’s jurisdiction of organization, (iv) the location of the chief executive office of any Credit Party or (v) any Credit Party’s Federal Taxpayer Identification Number or state organizational identification number (each Credit Party hereby agreeing not to effect or permit any such change unless all filings have been made under the UCC or otherwise that are required in order for the Collateral Agent to continue at all times following such change to have a valid, legal and perfected security interest in all the Collateral as contemplated in the Collateral Documents);
(j)Collateral Verification. Together with each delivery of the consolidated financial statements of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries pursuant to Section 5.1(a), a completed Supplemental Collateral Questionnaire executed by an Authorized Officer of the Borrower, together with all attachments contemplated thereby, and certifying that all UCC financing statements (including fixtures filings, as applicable) and all Intellectual Property Grants of Security Interest or supplements thereto have been filed of record in each applicable governmental office in order that, to the extent perfection can be obtained by filing UCC financing statements and recordation of a security agreement with the United States Patent and Trademark Office or the United States Copyright Office, the security interests created under the Collateral Documents shall be perfected for a period of not less than 18 months after the date of such Supplemental Collateral Questionnaire (except as noted therein with respect to any continuation statements to be filed within such period);
(k)Filed or Distributed Information. Promptly upon their becoming available, copies of (i) all financial statements, reports, notices and proxy statements sent or made available generally by the Borrower to its security holders acting in such capacity or by any Restricted Subsidiary to its security holders other than the Borrower or another Restricted Subsidiary, (ii) all regular and periodic reports and all registration statements and prospectuses, if any, filed by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary with any securities exchange or with the SEC or any Governmental Authority performing similar functions and (iii) all press releases and other statements made available generally by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to the public concerning material developments in the business of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary;




(l)Information under Material Indebtedness. Promptly after the furnishing thereof and to the extent not otherwise required to be furnished to the Lenders pursuant to any clause of this Section 5.1, copies of any material requests or material notices received by any Credit Party or any Restricted Subsidiary (other than in the ordinary course of business) or material statements or material reports (other than in connection with any board observer rights) furnished by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary pursuant to the terms of any Permitted Senior Notes Indebtedness or any Permitted Term Indebtedness;
(m)Borrowing Base Reports. (i) As soon as available, but in any event within 15 Business Days (or (A) in the case of the first four monthly Borrowing Base Reporting Dates following the Closing Date, within 20 Business Days, or (B) during any Weekly Reporting Period, within three Business Days) after each Borrowing Base Reporting Date, a completed Borrowing Base Certificate calculating and certifying as of such Borrowing Base Reporting Date (1) the Borrowing Base and the Excess Availability as of suchand (2) with respect to each Borrowing Base Reporting DateCertificate delivered after the first determination of the Short-Dated Term Amount, the Liquidity, in each case signed by a Financial Officer of the Borrower and accompanied by the supporting documentation required in connection therewith (it being further agreed that the Borrower may, but shall not be required to, deliver a completed Borrowing Base Certificate complying with this clause, together with the other documentation referred to in this clause, at such other times as the Borrower may determine in its discretion);
(ii) As soon as available, but in any event by the times set forth therefor in Schedule 5.1, the financial and collateral reports described on Schedule 5.1, in each case in form and detail reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; and
(n)Other Information. Promptly after any request therefor, such other information regarding the business, operations, assets, liabilities (including contingent liabilities) and financial condition of the Borrower or any Subsidiary, or regarding the Borrowing Base or any component thereof, or compliance with the terms of any Credit Document, as the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent or any Lender (through the Administrative Agent) may reasonably request.

The Borrower and each Lender acknowledge that certain of the Lenders may be Public Lenders and, if documents or notices required to be delivered pursuant to this Section 5.1 or otherwise are being distributed through the Platform, any document or notice that the Borrower has indicated contains Private-Side Information will not be posted on the portion of the Platform that is designated for Public Lenders, provided that the Borrower shall make any disclosure required so that each Unrestricted Subsidiary Reconciliation Statement shall be suitable for distribution to Public Lenders. The Borrower agrees to clearly designate all information provided to any Agent by or on behalf of any Credit Party that contains only Public-Side Information, and by doing so shall be deemed to have represented that such information contains only Public-Side Information. If the Borrower has not indicated whether a document or notice delivered pursuant to this Section 5.1 contains Private-Side Information, the Administrative Agent reserves the right to post such document or notice solely on the portion of the Platform that is designated for Private Lenders.





Information required to be delivered pursuant to Section 5.1(a), 5.1(b) or 5.1(k) shall be deemed to have been delivered if such information, or one or more annual or quarterly reports containing such information, shall have been posted by the Administrative Agent on the Platform or shall be available on the website of the SEC at http://www.sec.gov or on the website of the Borrower (provided, in each case, that the Borrower has notified the Administrative Agent (including by email) that such information is available on such website and, if requested by the Administrative Agent, shall have provided hard copies to the Administrative Agent). Information required to be delivered pursuant to this Section 5.1 may also be delivered by electronic communications pursuant to procedures approved by the Administrative Agent. Each Lender shall be solely responsible for timely accessing posted documents and maintaining its copies of such documents.
5.2.    Existence. The Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary will at all times preserve and keep in full force and effect (a) its existence and (b) all rights, franchises, licenses and permits necessary for the ordinary conduct of the business of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries; provided that (i) other than in the case of clause (a) above with respect to any Credit Party, the foregoing shall not apply to the extent the failure to do so could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect and (ii) the foregoing shall not prohibit any transaction permitted under Section 6.8.
5.3.    Payment of Taxes and Claims. The Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary will pay all Taxes imposed upon it or any of its properties and all claims (including claims for labor, services, materials and supplies) for sums that have become due and payable and that by law have become or may become a Lien on any of its properties, in each case prior to the time when any penalty or fine shall be incurred with respect thereto; provided that no such Tax or claim need be paid if (a) solely in the case of any such Tax, it is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings promptly instituted and diligently conducted so long as (i) an adequate reserve or other appropriate provision, as shall be required in conformity with GAAP, shall have been made therefor and (ii) such contest proceedings conclusively operate to stay the sale of any portion of the Collateral to satisfy such Tax or (b) the failure to make such payment could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
5.4.    Maintenance of Properties. (a) The Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary will maintain or cause to be maintained in good repair, working order and condition, ordinary wear and tear and fire, casualty or condemnation excepted, all properties used or useful in the business of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries and from time to time will make or cause to be made all appropriate repairs, renewals and replacements thereof, in each case except where the failure to do so could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(b) The Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary will