8-K
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 29, 2021

 

 

Bioventus Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Delaware

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

 

001-37844   81-0980861
(Commission
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

4721 Emperor Boulevard, Suite 100

Durham, North Carolina

  27703
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(919) 474-6700

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

 

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading
Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange
on which registered

Class A common Stock, $0.001 par value per share   BVS   The Nasdaq Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter). Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

 

 

 


EXPLANATORY NOTE

On October 29, 2021, Bioventus Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”) completed the previously announced acquisition of Misonix, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Misonix”) pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated July 29, 2021 (the “Merger Agreement”), by and among the Company, Oyster Merger Sub I, Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“Merger Sub I”), Oyster Merger Sub II, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“Merger Sub II”) and Misonix. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, and subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions specified therein, Merger Sub I merged with and into Misonix, with Misonix surviving as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (the “First Merger”) and following the First Merger, Misonix merged with and into Merger Sub II, with Merger Sub II surviving as “Misonix, LLC” (the “Second Merger,” and together with the First Merger, the “Mergers”).

The Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby, including the Mergers, were previously described in the Registration Statement on Form S-4 (Registration No. 333-259392) filed by the Company (as amended, the “Registration Statement”) and the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus of the Company, dated September 24, 2021 (as supplemented, the “Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus”).

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

Concurrently with the Mergers, on October 29, 2021 (the “Second Amendment Closing Date”), Bioventus LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and subsidiary of the Company (“Bioventus LLC”), Merger Sub I, Merger Sub II, and Misonix and certain of their respective subsidiaries entered into that certain Amendment No. 2 to the Credit and Guaranty Agreement (the “Second Amendment”) with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent and collateral agent, and the lenders and other financial institutions party thereto, which amended that certain Credit and Guaranty Agreement, dated as of December 6, 2019 (the “2019 Credit Agreement,” and, as amended by that certain Amendment No. 1 to Credit and Guaranty Agreement, dated as of August 29, 2021, and by the Second Amendment, the “Second Amended Credit Agreement”), in accordance with the Company’s previously disclosed debt commitment letter with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, effective July 29, 2021. Through the Second Amendment, the lenders agreed to extend a term loan facility (the “Oyster Term Loans”) to the Oyster Borrower (as defined below), in an aggregate principal amount of $262,000,000. The proceeds of the Oyster Term Loans will be used (i) to finance the Mergers; (ii) pay related fees, premiums and expenses and (iii) for working capital needs and general corporate purposes of the Company, including without limitation for permitted acquisitions.

As used herein, “Oyster Borrower” means (a) immediately prior to the First Effective Time (as defined below), Merger Sub I, (b) immediately after the First Effective Time and prior to the Second Effective Time (as defined below), Misonix and (c) immediately after the Second Effective Time, Merger Sub II.

Bioventus LLC Term Loan

On the Second Amendment Closing Date, Bioventus LLC prepaid a portion of the existing term facility of Bioventus LLC (the “Bioventus Term Loan,” and, together with the Oyster Term Loan, the “Term Loan”) in an aggregate principal amount of $80,000,000. After giving effect to such prepayment, $98,750,000 was outstanding on the Bioventus Term Loan. Pursuant to the Second Amendment, the maturity of the Bioventus Term Loan has been extended to five years from the Second Amendment Closing Date.

Revolver

The $50,000,000 revolving facility (the “Revolver”) under the 2019 Credit Agreement includes revolving and swingline loans as well as letters of credit and, inclusive of all, cannot exceed $50,000,000 at any one time. Pursuant to the Second Amendment, the maturity of the Revolver has been extended to five years after the Second Amendment Closing Date.

Oyster Term Loan

The Oyster Term Loan has a maturity of five years. There are scheduled quarterly principal payments, with the final payment of remaining outstanding amounts at maturity. The Company may voluntarily prepay the Oyster Term Loan without premium or penalty upon prior notice.

Interest

The Term Loan and Revolver permits the Company to elect either Eurodollar or BR interest rate options for the entire amount or certain portions of the loans and have interest rates equal to a formula driven base interest rate plus a margin, tied to a leverage ratio. The leverage ratio is the ratio of debt to Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA as defined in the Second Amended Credit Agreement for four consecutive quarters at the end of each period. Following the Second Amendment Closing Date, initially Eurodollar loans and BR loans had a margin of 2.00% and 1.00%, respectively.


Other

The Second Amended Credit Agreement contains customary affirmative and negative covenants, including those related to financial reporting and notification, restrictions on the declaration or payment of certain distributions on or in respect of the Company’s equity interests, restrictions on acquisitions, investments and certain other payments, limitations on the incurrence of new indebtedness, limitations on transfers, sales and other dispositions of Company assets, as well as limitations on making changes to the Company’s business and organizational documents. Financial covenant requirements include a maximum debt leverage ratio of not greater than 3.50 to 1.00, subject to a temporary increase to 4.00 to 1.00 upon certain events, as well as an interest coverage ratio not less than 3:00 to 1.00 as defined in the Second Amended Credit Agreement.

Each Lender may provide an additional Term or Revolving Loan by executing and delivering notice specifying the terms, if doing so would not cause certain undesired events to occur as defined in the Second Amended Credit Agreement or extend repayment beyond Maturity. The aggregate amount of all additional borrowings may not exceed the greater of $100,000,000 and the trailing four quarters Bank EBITDA, plus other additional amounts, without the consent of the Lenders holding more than 50% of the total outstanding debt under the Second Amended Credit Agreement.

The foregoing summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Second Amendment, which is attached hereto as an Exhibit 10.1. The Second Amendment and the Second Amended Credit Agreement is not intended to be a source of factual, business or operational information about the Company or its subsidiaries. The representations, warranties and covenants contained in the Second Amendment and the Second Amended Credit Agreement were made only for purposes of such agreements and as of specific dates, were solely for the benefit of the parties to such agreements, and may be subject to limitations agreed upon by the parties, including being qualified by disclosures for the purpose of allocating contractual risk between the parties instead of establishing matters as facts; and may be subject to standards of materiality applicable to the contracting parties that differ from those applicable to investors or security holders. Accordingly, investors should not rely on the representations, warranties and covenants or any descriptions thereof as characterizations of the actual state of facts or condition of the parties. Moreover, information concerning the subject matter of the representations, warranties and covenants may change after the date of the Second Amendment, which subsequent information may or may not be fully reflected in the Company’s or Misonix’s public disclosures.

Item 2.01 Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets

Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, the Mergers were consummated and became effective as of October 29, 2021. As a result of the Mergers, among other things, Misonix became a subsidiary of the Company under the name “Misonix, LLC”. The Mergers and the Merger Agreement were previously described in the Registration Statement and the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus.

Merger Consideration

At the effective time of the First Merger (the “First Effective Time”), each share of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of Misonix (“Misonix Common Stock”) issued and outstanding immediately prior to the First Effective Time (other than the shares that were owned by the Company, Misonix, Merger Sub I or Merger Sub II and shares of any dissenting holders who are entitled to and have properly asserted appraisal rights) was converted into the right to receive, either an amount in cash equal to $28.00 or 1.6839 validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable shares of Class A common stock of the Company, $0.001 par value per share (each share, a “Bioventus Share”), based on the election of the holder thereof in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement (and subject to proration as provided therein). No fractional shares were issued in the First Merger and the value of any fractional Bioventus Shares that a former holder of Misonix Common Stock would otherwise be entitled to receive will be paid in cash.

Holders of Misonix Common Stock had the right to elect to receive for each share of Misonix Common Stock they held either (i) 1.6839 Bioventus Shares (the “stock election consideration”) or (ii) $28.00 (the “cash election consideration”). However, the maximum cash amount payable by Bioventus was an amount equal to $10.50 multiplied by the number of shares of Misonix Common Stock outstanding shortly prior to the completion of the transaction, or 17,427,170 shares. As such, the maximum cash payable by Bioventus in the First Merger was $182,985,285. The election results with respect to the form of consideration were as follows:

 

   

Holders of approximately 10,670,441 shares of Misonix Common Stock outstanding immediately prior to the First Effective Time elected to receive the cash election consideration.

 

   

Holders of approximately 5,695,481 shares of Misonix Common Stock outstanding immediately prior to the First Effective Time elected to receive the stock election consideration.

 

   

Holders of approximately 1,061,248 shares of Misonix Common Stock outstanding immediately prior to the First Effective Time made no election.

Because the aggregate amount of cash elected to be received by holders of Misonix Common Stock ($298,772,348) exceeded the maximum cash amount of $182,985,285, the number of shares of Misonix Common Stock electing to receive the cash


consideration was reduced on a pro rata basis and the remainder of the shares of Misonix Common Stock were paid the stock consideration of 1.6839 Bioventus Shares, in accordance with the Merger Agreement. Accordingly, holders of Misonix Common Stock who validly elected to receive cash election consideration will receive approximately $17.15 in cash and 0.6525 Bioventus Shares, subject to rounding described in the Merger Agreement and cash in lieu of fractional shares each of which may result in variances on a holder-by-holder basis. The aggregate consideration to be paid in the Mergers is equal to $182,988,466.76 in cash and 18,340,790 Bioventus Shares, taking into account rounding described in the Merger Agreement and cash in lieu of fractional shares.

Treatment of Options

At the First Effective Time, each outstanding option to purchase Misonix Common Stock (“Misonix Option”) held by an individual who, as of immediately after the First Effective Time, constituted an “employee” of Parent within the meaning of Form S-8 (each an “Assumed Misonix Option”) was assumed by Parent and converted into rights to purchase Bioventus Shares on the same terms and conditions that applied to the Assumed Misonix Options immediately prior to the First Effective time, provided that, the number of Bioventus Shares subject to each Assumed Misonix Option and the exercise price of each Assumed Misonix Option was adjusted by the Option Exchange Ratio (as defined in the Merger Agreement) and each Assumed Misonix Option became fully vested immediately upon the First Effective Time, in each case, in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement. Effective as of the First Effective Time, each Misonix Option that was not an Assumed Misonix Option and that was outstanding and unexercised was settled in cash immediately prior to the First Effective Time for an amount equal to the excess of the Average Company Stock Price (as defined in the Merger Agreement) over the per-share exercise price of each such Misonix Option.

The information set forth in the “Explanatory Note” and Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.01.

The foregoing description of the Merger Agreement does not purport to be complete and is subject to and qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Merger Agreement, a copy of which was filed as Exhibit 2.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company on July 29, 2021 and is incorporated herein by reference. The Merger Agreement is not intended to be a source of factual, business or operational information about the Company or its subsidiaries. The representations, warranties and covenants contained in the Second Amended Credit Agreement were made only for purposes of such agreements and as of specific dates, were solely for the benefit of the parties to such agreements, and may be subject to limitations agreed upon by the parties, including being qualified by disclosures for the purpose of allocating contractual risk between the parties instead of establishing matters as facts; and may be subject to standards of materiality applicable to the contracting parties that differ from those applicable to investors or security holders. Accordingly, investors should not rely on the representations, warranties and covenants or any descriptions thereof as characterizations of the actual state of facts or condition of the parties. Moreover, information concerning the subject matter of the representations, warranties and covenants may change after the date of the Merger Agreement, which subsequent information may or may not be fully reflected in the Company’s or Misonix’s public disclosures.

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

The information set forth in Item 1.01 above with respect to the Second Amended Credit Agreement is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company appointed Stavros G. Vizirgiankis and Patrick J. Beyer to the Board, conditioned and effective upon the First Effective Time, in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement. The Board has determined that Stavros G. Vizirgiankis and Patrick J. Beyer qualify as independent directors under the rules of the Nasdaq Global Select Market, and the applicable rules of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The compensation of Stavros G. Vizirgiankis and Patrick J. Beyer for their service as non-employee directors will be consistent with the Company’s Non-Employee Director Compensation Policy, including an annual cash retainer of $55,000 for service on the Board and an initial award of restricted stock units having an aggregate fair value of $152,000, pro rated in accordance with the Company’s Non-Employee Director Compensation Policy. Patrick Beyer was appointed to serve on the Audit and Risk Committee and will also be entitled to receive an annual cash retainer of $10,000 in connection with such service.

Patrick J. Beyer does not have any direct or indirect material interest in any transaction in which the Company is a participant that is required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Minoan Medical (Pty) Ptd. (“Minoan”) (formerly Applied BioSurgical) is an independent distributor of Misonix’s products in South Africa. The chief executive officer of Minoan is also the brother of Stavros G. Vizirgianakis. We expect that Minoan will remain a distributor of the Company’s following the Mergers and that the Company’s sales to Minoan are likely to exceed $120,000 during the remainder of the year ending December 31, 2021. During Misonix’s fiscal year ended June 30, 2021, sales to Minoan were $1,531,964 and accounts receivable from Minoan as of June 30, 2021 were $166,065.

Item 7.01 Other Events

On October 29, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the completion of the Mergers. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.

The information contained in Item 7.01 of this Current Report, including Exhibit 99.1, is furnished under this Item 7.01 and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or incorporated by reference in any filing thereunder or under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(a) Financial statement of business acquired

To the extent required, the Company will provide the financial statements required to be filed by Item 9.01(a) of Form 8-K by amendment to this Current Report on Form 8-K no later than the 71st day after the required filing date for this Current Report on Form 8-K.

(b) Pro forma financial information

To the extent required, the Company will provide the pro forma financial statements required to be filed by Item 9.01(b) of Form 8-K by amendment to this Current Report on Form 8-K no later than the 71st day after the required filing date for this Current Report on Form 8-K.

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit
Number
  

Description

2.1    Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated July 29, 2021, by and among Bioventus Inc., Oyster Merger Sub I, Inc., Oyster Merger Sub II, LLC and Misonix, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on July 29, 2021).
10.1    Amendment No. 2 to Credit and Guaranty Agreement, dated as of October 29, 2021, by and among Bioventus LLC, Oyster Merger Sub I, Inc., Oyster Merger Sub II, LLC, Misonix, Inc., certain Guarantor Subsidiaries party thereto, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, and the lenders and other financial institutions party thereto.*
99.1    Press Release, dated October 29, 2021.
104    Cover Page Interaction Date File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

*

Schedules have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(a)(5) of Regulation S-K. The Company hereby undertakes to furnish supplemental copies of any omitted schedules upon request by the SEC; provided, however, that the Company may request confidential treatment pursuant to Rule 24b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, for any schedules so furnished.

Forward-Looking Statements

This current report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, including, without


limitation, statements concerning the Company’s future growth and strategy and the benefits of the Misonix acquisition. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “aim,” “anticipate,” “assume,” “believe,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “could,” “due,” “estimate,” “expect,” “goal,” “intend,” “may,” “objective,” “plan,” “predict,” “potential,” “positioned,” “seek,” “should,” “target,” “will,” “would” and other similar expressions that are predictions of or indicate future events and future trends, or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in this press release include, but are not limited to, the adverse impacts on our business as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; our dependence on a limited number of products; our ability to develop, acquire and commercialize new products, line extensions or expanded indications; the continued and future acceptance of our existing portfolio of products and any new products, line extensions or expanded indications by physicians, patients, third-party payers and others in the medical community; our ability to differentiate the hyaluronic acid (“HA”) viscosupplementation therapies we own or distribute from alternative therapies for the treatment of osteoarthritic; the proposed down-classification of non-invasive bone growth stimulators, including our Exogen system, by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”); our ability to achieve and maintain adequate levels of coverage and/or reimbursement for our products, the procedures using our products, or any future products we may seek to commercialize; our ability to recognize the benefits of our investments; our ability to complete acquisitions or successfully integrate new businesses, products or technologies in a cost-effective and non-disruptive manner, including the Misonix acquisition; competition against other companies; the negative impact on our ability to market our HA products due to the reclassification of HA products from medical devices to drugs in the United States by the FDA; our ability to attract, retain and motivate our senior management and qualified personnel; our ability to continue to research, develop and manufacture our products if our facilities are damaged or become inoperable; failure to comply with the extensive government regulations related to our products and operations; enforcement actions if we engage in improper claims submission practices or in improper marketing or promotion of our products; the FDA regulatory process and our ability to obtain and maintain required regulatory clearances and approvals; failure to comply with the government regulations that apply to our human cells, tissues and cellular or tissue-based products; the clinical studies of any of our future products that do not product results necessary to support regulatory clearance or approval in the United States or elsewhere; and the other risks identified in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2020, as updated by Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended July 3, 2021 and as such factors may be updated from time to time in the Company’s other filings with the SEC, which are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and the Investor Relations page of the Company’s website at ir.bioventus.com. Except to the extent required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or review any estimate, projection, or forward-looking statement. Actual results may differ from those set forth in this press release due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company’s business.


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 hereunto duly authorized.

 

  BIOVENTUS INC.
Date: October 29, 2021   By:  

  /s/ Anthony D’Adamio

      Anthony D’Adamio
      Senior Vice President and General Counsel
EX-10.1

Exhibit 10.1

EXECUTION VERSION

AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO CREDIT AND GUARANTY AGREEMENT

THIS AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO CREDIT AND GUARANTY AGREEMENT, dated as of October 29, 2021 (this “Amendment”), made by and among BIOVENTUS LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Borrower”), OYSTER MERGER SUB I, INC., a Delaware corporation, OYSTER MERGER SUB II, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, and MISONIX, INC., a Delaware corporation, each as an Oyster Borrower, the Guarantor Subsidiaries party hereto, the Lenders party hereto (including the Departing Lender and the New Lenders, each as defined below), the Term A-1 Loan Lenders party hereto and WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Administrative Agent (the “Administrative Agent”), amends that certain Credit and Guaranty Agreement, dated as of December 6, 2019 (as previously amended by that certain Amendment No. 1 to Credit and Guaranty Agreement dated as of August 29, 2021 and as further amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time prior to the effectiveness hereof, the “Credit Agreement”; the Credit Agreement as amended and supplemented by this Amendment, the “Amended Credit Agreement”), by and among the Borrower, the Guarantor Subsidiaries party thereto from time to time, each Lender party thereto from time to time, the Administrative Agent and the Collateral Agent.

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 2.25 of the Credit Agreement, the Oyster Borrower may amend the Credit Agreement to effectuate the Oyster Term Facility with the consent of the Borrower, Oyster Borrower, each Person providing the Oyster Term Facility and the Administrative Agent (and without the consent of any other Lenders).

WHEREAS, this Amendment constitutes the “Oyster Term Facility Amendment”, as defined in the Credit Agreement.

WHEREAS, the Borrower has requested, and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Lender party hereto that is identified on its signature page hereto as a “Consenting Lender” (collectively, the “Consenting Lenders”) and the Administrative Agent have agreed, to amend the Credit Agreement as set forth below.

WHEREAS, in connection with this Amendment, (i) each Lender party hereto immediately prior to giving effect to this Amendment (collectively, the “Existing Lenders”) has agreed that, on the Second Amendment Effective Date, the Revolving Credit Commitments outstanding under the Credit Agreement immediately prior to giving effect to this Amendment (the “Existing Revolving Commitments”) and the Loans outstanding under the Credit Agreement immediately prior to giving effect to this Amendment (the “Existing Loans”) shall be reallocated in the manner set forth in Section 5(a) below and (ii) after giving effect to such reallocation, the Departing Lender will cease to be a Lender under the Credit Documents.

WHEREAS, each financial institution party thereto that is identified on its signature page hereto as a “Term A-1 Loan Lender” (collectively, the “Term A-1 Loan Lenders”) has severally agreed, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein and in the Amended Credit Agreement, to provide Term A-1 Loans to the Oyster Borrower on the Second Amendment Effective Date (as defined below) in the principal amount set forth opposite such Term A-1 Loan Lender’s name on Annex D hereto.

WHEREAS, substantially concurrently with the occurrence of the Second Amendment Effective Date, the Borrower intends to prepay the Initial Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.14(e) of the Credit Agreement in an aggregate principal amount of $80,000,000 (the “Second Amendment Effective Date Prepayment”);


WHEREAS, the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders party hereto have agreed to amend the Credit Agreement in certain respects subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein.

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

Section 1. Defined Terms. Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings ascribed thereto in the Credit Agreement.

Section 2. Amendments. Subject to the covenants and terms and conditions set forth herein and in reliance on the representations and warranties set forth herein, the parties hereto agree that, effective as of the Second Amendment Effective Date:

(a) the Credit Agreement is hereby amended, (i) to delete red or green stricken text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following examples: stricken text and stricken text) and (ii) to add the blue or green double-underlined text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following examples: double-underlined text and double-underlined text), in each case, as set forth in the conformed copy of the Credit Agreement attached as Annex A hereto;

(b) Appendix A-2 (Revolving Credit Commitments) to the Credit Agreement is hereby amended and restated in the form attached hereto as Annex B and, the parties hereto hereby authorize and direct the Administrative Agent to mark the Register to reflect the outstanding principal amount of the Initial Term Loans held by each Lender on and after giving effect to the Second Amendment Effective Date as set forth below;

(c) a new Appendix A-4 (Term A-1 Loan Commitments) to the Credit Agreement in the form attached hereto as Annex D is hereby added to the Credit Agreement;

(d) Appendix B (Notice Addresses) to the Credit Agreement is hereby amended and restated in its entirety in the form attached hereto as Annex E;

(e) Schedule 6.1 to the Credit Agreement is hereby amended and restated in its entirety in the form attached hereto as Annex F;

(f) Schedule 6.2 to the Credit Agreement is hereby amended and restated in its entirety in the form attached hereto as Annex G;

(g) Schedule 6.3 to the Credit Agreement is hereby amended and restated in its entirety in the form attached hereto as Annex H;

(h) Schedule 6.6 to the Credit Agreement is hereby amended and restated in its entirety in the form attached hereto as Annex I;

(i) Schedule 6.9 to the Credit Agreement is hereby amended and restated in its entirety in the form attached hereto as Annex J; and

(j) the Oyster Schedules in the form attached hereto as Annex K are hereby added to the Credit Agreement.

 

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Section 3. Oyster Credit Parties. By its execution of this Amendment:

(a) Oyster Merger Sub I acknowledges, agrees and confirms that, on and after the Second Amendment Effective Date, it shall (i) be a party to the Amended Credit Agreement as if a signatory thereto and (ii) have all of the obligations of, and shall be entitled to the benefits of, the Oyster Borrower under the Amended Credit Agreement as if it had executed the Amended Credit Agreement;

(b) Oyster Target acknowledges, agrees and confirms that from and after the consummation of the First Oyster Merger, it shall, without further action by any party, (i) assume all of the obligations, and be entitled to all of the benefits of, Oyster Merger Sub I as the Oyster Borrower under the Amended Credit Agreement, (ii) be a party to the Amended Credit Agreement as if a signatory thereto and (iii) have all of the obligations of, and shall be entitled to the benefits of, the Oyster Borrower under the Amended Credit Agreement as if it had executed the Amended Credit Agreement;

(c) Oyster Merger Sub II acknowledges, agrees and confirms that, from and after the consummation of the Second Oyster Merger, it shall, without further action by any party, (i) assume all of the obligations, and be entitled to all of the benefits of, Oyster Target as the Oyster Borrower under the Amended Credit Agreement, (ii) be a party to the Amended Credit Agreement as if a signatory thereto and (iii) have all of the obligations of, and shall be entitled to the benefits of, the Oyster Borrower under the Amended Credit Agreement as if it had executed the Amended Credit Agreement; and

(d) each of Oyster Merger Sub I, Oyster Target and Oyster Merger Sub II acknowledges agrees and confirms that it has received a copy of this Amendment, the Amended Credit Agreement and the other Credit Documents to which it is a party and agrees for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the Oyster Secured Parties to be bound hereby and thereby and to perform and comply with the terms hereof and thereof insofar as such terms are applicable to it (including, without limitation, the provisions of the Amended Credit Agreement that are applicable to the Oyster Borrower and the Oyster Credit Parties).

Notwithstanding the foregoing or any other provision of any Credit Document to the contrary, it is acknowledged and agreed that (i) Oyster Target shall have no liabilities, obligations, duties or rights under the Credit Documents and shall not be bound by any terms of the Credit Documents or entitled to any of the benefits of the Credit Documents until the completion of the First Oyster Merger and (ii) Oyster Merger Sub II shall have no liabilities, obligations, duties or rights under the Credit Documents and shall not be bound by any terms of the Credit Documents or entitled to any of the benefits of the Credit Documents until the completion of the Second Oyster Merger.

Section 4. Agreements of Term A-1 Loan Lenders.

(a) Each Term A-1 Loan Lender severally agrees that its respective Term A-1 Loan Commitment as of the Second Amendment Effective Date shall be as set forth opposite such financial institution’s name on Annex D hereto and it will be deemed to be a party to the Amended Credit Agreement as a “Lender” and a “Term A-1 Loan Lender” for all purposes of the Amended Credit Agreement, the other Credit Documents and the Oyster Credit Documents, and shall have all of the obligations of, and shall be entitled to the benefits of, a Lender and a Term A-1 Loan Lender under the Amended Credit Agreement.

(b) By its execution of this Amendment, each Term A-1 Loan Lender acknowledges, agrees and confirms that, on and after Second Amendment Effective Date:

 

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(i) it has received a copy of the Amended Credit Agreement and such other documents and information as it deems appropriate, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent, the Lead Arrangers, any other Lender or any of their respective Affiliates, to make its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Amendment and to become a Lender and a Term A-1 Loan Lender under the Amended Credit Agreement, the other Credit Documents and the Oyster Credit Documents;

(ii) it will, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent, the Lead Arrangers, any other Lender or any of their respective Affiliates and based on such documents and information as it shall from time to time deem appropriate, continue to make its own decisions in taking or not taking action under or based upon the Amended Credit Agreement, any other Credit Document, any Oyster Credit Document or any related agreement or any document furnished hereunder or thereunder;

(iii) it will perform in accordance with their terms all of the obligations which by the terms of the Credit Documents and the Oyster Credit Documents are required to be performed by it as a Term A-1 Loan Lender; and

(iv) it will provide any additional documentation (including, without limitation, any Assignment Agreement to be executed in connection with this Amendment) to evidence its status as a Term A-1 Loan Lender as of the Second Amendment Effective Date or as required to be delivered by it pursuant to the terms of the Amended Credit Agreement.

Section 5. Reallocation of Commitments and Loans; Departing Lender; New Lenders.

(a) Reallocation of Commitments and Loans.

(i) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Credit Agreement prior to giving effect to this Amendment, on the Second Amendment Effective Date, the Existing Revolving Commitments and Existing Loans of each Existing Lender (including the Departing Lender) shall be automatically assigned to one or more Lenders party hereto (including Existing Lenders and/or New Lenders) (collectively, the “Reallocation”), as necessary, such that after giving effect to such Reallocation and the Second Amendment Effective Date Prepayment, the amount of Revolving Credit Commitments of each Lender shall be as set forth on Annex B hereto and the outstanding principal amount of Initial Term Loans of each Lender shall be as set forth on Annex C hereto (it being understood and agreed that any outstanding Revolving Loans and any participations in outstanding Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans shall be reallocated in a manner such that each Lender (after giving effect to the Reallocation) holds such Revolving Loans and participations on a ratable basis consistent with the amount of their respective Revolving Credit Commitments after giving effect to the Reallocation). In connection therewith, each party hereto agrees that (i) solely with respect to any assignments required or desired to effectuate the purposes set forth in this Amendment, such assignments shall be deemed to be made in requisite amounts among the Lenders and from each Lender to each other Lender, with the same force and effect as if such assignments were evidenced by any applicable Assignment Agreement under the Credit Agreement and (ii) the Administrative Agent is hereby authorized to mark the Register to reflect the reallocation and assignments constituting the Reallocation. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 10.6 of the Credit Agreement or this Amendment, (x) no other documents or instruments, including any Assignment Agreement, shall be required to be executed in connection with these assignments (all of which requirements are hereby waived), (y) no fees shall be required to be paid to the Administrative Agent in connection with such assignments, and (z) such assignments shall be deemed to be made with all applicable representations, warranties and covenants as if evidenced by an Assignment Agreement.

 

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(ii) In connection with the Reallocation, each Lender (including each New Lender) shall make such payments in Dollars to the Administrative Agent, on the Second Amendment Effective Date, as necessary (in the reasonable determination of the Administrative Agent) to effect the purchases of Loans and Commitments constituting the Reallocation.

(iii) From and after the Second Amendment Effective Date, the Administrative Agent shall (to the extent received from the Borrower) make payment in respect of accrued fees and interest on the Existing Loans and Existing Commitments that are reallocated pursuant to the Reallocation, (x) to the extent accrued prior to the Second Amendment Effective Date, to the holder of such Existing Loans and Existing Commitments immediately prior to the Reallocation (including, as applicable, the Departing Lender) and (y) to the extent accrued on or after the Second Amendment Effective Date, to the holder of such Existing Loans and Existing Commitments after giving effect to the Reallocation.

(b) Departing Lender. Effective on the Second Amendment Effective Date, after giving effect to the Reallocation and the payments by the Lenders pursuant to Section 5(a)(ii), (i) the Commitment of the Departing Lender shall be $0 and (ii) the Departing Lender shall cease to be a Lender under the Credit Agreement and the other Credit Documents and shall have no further rights or obligations as a Lender under the Credit Agreement and the other Credit Documents, except to the extent of rights and obligations that survive a Lender’s assignment of its commitments pursuant to Section 10.6 of the Credit Agreement and its rights to payment of interest and fees that have accrued but not been paid on the Second Amendment Effective Date. The Departing Lender is a party to this Amendment solely for the purpose of evidencing its agreement to this Section 5.

(c) Waivers. The Lenders party hereto (including the Departing Lender) agree to waive (i) any notice of prepayment required under the Credit Agreement in connection with the Reallocation and (ii) any costs required to be paid pursuant to Section 2.18(c) of the Credit Agreement in connection with the Reallocation.

(d) New Lender Joinder.

(i) Each financial institution identified on the signature pages hereto as a “New Lender” (collectively, the “New Lenders”) severally agrees that its respective Revolving Credit Commitment and Initial Term Loan as of the Second Amendment Effective Date shall be as set forth opposite such financial institution’s name on Annex B and Annex C, respectively, hereto and it will be deemed to be a party to the Amended Credit Agreement as a “Lender” for all purposes of the Amended Credit Agreement and the other Credit Documents, and shall have all of the obligations of, and shall be entitled to the benefits of, a Lender under the Amended Credit Agreement.

(ii) By its execution of this Amendment, each New Lender hereby acknowledges, agrees and confirms that, on and after Second Amendment Effective Date:

 

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(A) it has received a copy of the Amended Credit Agreement and such other documents and information as it deems appropriate, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent, the Lead Arrangers, any other Lender or any of their respective Affiliates, to make its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Amendment and to become a Lender under the Amended Credit Agreement and the other Credit Documents;

(B) it will, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent, the Lead Arrangers, any other Lender or any of their respective Affiliates and based on such documents and information as it shall from time to time deem appropriate, continue to make its own decisions in taking or not taking action under or based upon the Amended Credit Agreement, any other Credit Document or any related agreement or any document furnished hereunder or thereunder;

(C) it will perform in accordance with their terms all of the obligations which by the terms of the Credit Documents are required to be performed by it as a Lender;

(D) it will provide any additional documentation (including, without limitation, any Assignment Agreement to be executed in connection with this Amendment) to evidence its status as a Lender as of the Second Amendment Effective Date or as required to be delivered by it pursuant to the terms of the Amended Credit Agreement; and

(E) (i) (A) it is an Eligible Assignee and (B) it is not a Disqualified Lender, it being acknowledged by the Credit Parties, the Lenders and the other Secured Parties that the Administrative Agent will be entitled to rely on such representations and warranties set forth in this clause (i) without any diligence in respect to the accuracy of such representations and warranties and any breach of such representations and warranties by such Lender will not give rise to any liability on the part of the Administrative Agent; and (ii) it has experience and expertise in the making of or investing in commitments or loans such as the applicable Commitments or Loans, as the case may be.

Section 6. Representations and Warranties. In order to induce the Lenders (including the Term A-1 Loan Lenders and the New Lenders) and the Administrative Agent to enter into this Amendment, each Credit Party and each Oyster Credit Party hereby represents and warrants to each of the Lenders and the Administrative Agent that, as of the Second Amendment Effective Date, (a) it has the organizational power and authority to execute, deliver and carry out the terms of this Amendment, (b) it has taken all necessary organizational action to authorize the execution, delivery and performance of the Amendment, (c) it has duly executed and delivered the Amendment and (d) the representations and warranties contained in Sections 4 and 11.2 of the Credit Agreement and in the other Credit Documents and Oyster Credit Documents are true and correct in all material respects (except for those representations and warranties that are conditioned by materiality, which will be true and correct in all respects) on and as of the Second Amendment Effective Date to the same extent as though made on and as of that date, except to the extent such representations and warranties specifically relate to an earlier date, in which case such representations and warranties will have been true and correct in all material respects (except for those representations and warranties that are conditioned by materiality, which will have been true and correct in all respects) on and as of such earlier date.

 

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Section 7. Conditions to Effectiveness of Amendment. This Amendment shall become effective on the date (such date, if any, the “Second Amendment Effective Date”) on which each of the conditions set forth in Section 3.3 of the Amended Credit Agreement has been satisfied.

Section 8. Acknowledgement of the Guarantor Subsidiaries. Each Guarantor Subsidiary hereby consents, acknowledges and agrees to the amendments to the Credit Agreement set forth in Section 2 and hereby confirms and ratifies in all respects the Guaranty and each Collateral Document to which such Guarantor Subsidiary is a party (including without limitation the continuation of such Guarantor Subsidiary’s payment and performance obligations thereunder and the Liens granted thereunder upon and after the effectiveness of this Amendment) and the enforceability of such Guaranty and each such Collateral Document against such Guarantor Subsidiary in accordance with their respective terms.

Section 9. Effects on Credit Documents; Acknowledgement. Except as expressly modified hereby, the Credit Agreement shall continue in effect in accordance with its terms. Except as expressly set forth herein, this Amendment (i) shall not by implication or otherwise limit, impair, constitute a waiver of or otherwise affect the rights and remedies of the Lenders, the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent or the Credit Parties under the Credit Agreement or any other Credit Document, and (ii) 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 provision of the Credit Agreement or any other Credit Document. Each and every term, condition, obligation, covenant and agreement contained in the Credit Agreement or any other Credit Document is hereby ratified and re-affirmed in all respects and shall continue in full force and effect as modified by this Amendment and nothing herein can or may be construed as a novation thereof. It is understood and agreed that (i) each reference in the Credit Agreement to “this Agreement”, “hereunder”, “hereof” or words of like import referring to the Credit Agreement, shall hereafter be deemed to be a reference to the Amended Credit Agreement, (ii) each reference in each Credit Document to the “Credit Agreement”, “thereunder”, “thereof” or words of like import referring to the Credit Agreement, shall hereafter be deemed to be a reference to the Amended Credit Agreement and (iii) this Amendment is a Credit Document.

Section 10. Amendment, Modification and Waiver. This Agreement may not be amended, modified or waived except by an instrument or instruments in writing signed and delivered on behalf of each of the parties hereto.

Section 11. Severability. Any provision of this Amendment held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability without affecting the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions hereof; and the invalidity of a particular provision in a particular jurisdiction shall not invalidate such provision in any other jurisdiction.

Section 12. Counterparts. This Amendment may be executed in counterparts (and by different parties hereto in different counterparts), each of which shall constitute an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute a single contract. Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Amendment by facsimile transmission or Electronic Transmission (PDF or TIFF format) shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Amendment. The words “execution,” “signed,” “signature,” and words of like import in this Agreement shall be deemed to include electronic signatures or electronic records, each of which shall be of the same legal effect, validity or enforceability as a manually executed signature or the use of a paper-based recordkeeping system, as the case may be, to the extent and as provided for in any applicable law, including the Federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, the New York State Electronic Signatures and Records Act, or any other similar state laws based on the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act.

 

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Section 13. Governing Law. THIS AMENDMENT AND THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTIES HEREUNDER SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

Section 14. Headings. The headings of this Amendment are for purposes of reference only and shall not limit or otherwise affect the meaning hereof.

Section 15. Successors and Assigns. This Amendment shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the Borrower, the Oyster Borrower, the Administrative Agent and each of the Guarantor Subsidiaries and Lenders, and their respective successors, legal representatives, and assignees to the extent such assignees are permitted assignees as provided in Section 10.6 of the Amended Credit Agreement.

Section 16. Nature of Agreement. This Amendment is the Oyster Term Facility Amendment and a Credit Document. This Amendment shall constitute the notice required by Section 2.25(a) of the Credit Agreement.

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

 

BIOVENTUS LLC,
as Borrower
By:  

/s/ Kenneth Reali

Name:   Kenneth Reali
Title:   Chief Executive Officer

EXOGEN, INC.,

as Guarantor Subsidiary

By:  

/s/ Gregory Anglum

Name:  

Gregory Anglum

Title:   Chief Financial Officer

PERSEUS INTERMEDIATE, INC.,

as Guarantor Subsidiary

By:  

/s/ Kenneth Reali

Name:   Kenneth Reali
Title:   Chief Executive Officer

BIONESS INC.,

as Guarantor Subsidiary

By:  

/s/ Kenneth Reali

Name:   Kenneth Reali
Title:   Chief Executive Officer

 

[Signature Page to Bioventus LLC Amendment No. 2]


OYSTER MERGER SUB I, INC.
as Oyster Borrower
By:  

/s/ Anthony D’Adamio

Name:   Anthony D’Adamio
Title:   President and Secretary

OYSTER MERGER SUB II, LLC

as Oyster Borrower

By:  

/s/ Kenneth Reali

Name:   Kenneth Reali
Title:   Chief Executive Officer

MISONIX, INC.

as Oyster Borrower

By:  

/s/ Anthony D’Adamio

Name:   Anthony D’Adamio
Title:   President and Secretary

 

[Signature Page to Bioventus LLC Amendment No. 2]


WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Administrative Agent, a Consenting Lender and a Term A-1 Loan Lender
By:  

/s/ Matthew Beltman

Name:   Matthew Beltman
Title   Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Bioventus LLC Amendment No. 2]


JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
as a Consenting Lender
By:  

/s/ Tyler Dean

Name:   Tyler Dean
Title:   Authorized Officer

 

[Signature Page to Bioventus LLC Amendment No. 2]


TRUIST BANK ,
as a Consenting Lender and a Term A-1 Loan Lender
By:  

/s/ Jared Cohen

Name:   Jared Cohen
Title:   Director

 

[Signature Page to Bioventus LLC Amendment No. 2]


FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF PENNSYLVANIA,
as a Consenting Lender and a Term A-1 Loan Lender
By:  

/s/ Walter Ricks

Name:   Walter Ricks
Title:   Senior Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Bioventus LLC Amendment No. 2]


TD BANK, N.A.,
as a Consenting Lender and a Term A-1 Loan Lender
By:  

/s/ Nate Barrett

Name:   Nate Barrett
Title:   Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Bioventus LLC Amendment No. 2]


MORGAN STANLEY SENIOR FUNDING, INC.,
as a Consenting Lender and a Term A-1 Loan Lender
By:  

/s/ Michael King

Name:   Michael King
Title:   Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Bioventus LLC Amendment No. 2]


DNB CAPITAL LLC,
as a New Lender and a Term A-1 Loan Lender
By:  

/s/ Kristie Li

Name:   Kristie Li
Title:   Senior Vice President

 

By:  

/s/ Dania Hinedi

Name:   Dania Hinedi
Title:   Senior Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Bioventus LLC Amendment No. 2]


MUFG UNION BANK, N.A.,
as a New Lender and a Term A-1 Loan Lender
By:  

/s/ Gina M. West

Name:   Gina M. West
Title:   Director

 

[Signature Page to Bioventus LLC Amendment No. 2]


CITIZENS BANK, N.A.,
as a New Lender and a Term A-1 Loan Lender
By:  

/s/ James Harbeson

Name:   James Harbeson
Title:   Director

 

[Signature Page to Bioventus LLC Amendment No. 2]


THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK,
as a New Lender and a Term A-1 Loan Lender
By:  

/s/ Joseph D. Hricovsky

Name:   Joseph D. Hricovsky
Title:   Senior Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Bioventus LLC Amendment No. 2]


The undersigned hereby acknowledges and agrees to (a) the updated Revolving Credit Commitments and Initial Term Loans set forth on attached as Annex B and Annex C, respectively, to this Amendment and (b) the provisions of Section 5 of this Amendment. Upon the occurrence of the Second Amendment Effective Date, the undersigned shall cease to be a Lender under the Credit Agreement and agrees that its Commitment and Loans under the Credit Agreement shall be deemed to be assigned to the Consenting Lenders or New Lenders, as applicable, in accordance with this Amendment, with such assignment being deemed to occur simultaneously with the Second Amendment Effective Date and prior to the amendments set forth herein.

 

PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (as successor to BBVA USA),
as the Departing Lender
By:  

/s/ Richard C. Brown

Name:   Richard C. Brown
Title:   Senior Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Bioventus LLC Amendment No. 2]


ANNEX A

Amended Credit Agreement

[See attached]


ANNEX B

APPENDIX A-2

TO CREDIT AND GUARANTY AGREEMENT

REVOLVING CREDIT COMMITMENTS

(as of the Second Amendment Effective Date)

 

Lender

   Revolving Credit Commitment  

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

   $ 10,193,003.62  

DNB Capital LLC

   $ 7,840,772.01  

Truist Bank

   $ 7,840,772.01  

First National Bank of Pennsylvania

   $ 4,825,090.47  

TD Bank, N.A.

   $ 4,825,090.47  

MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

   $ 4,825,090.47  

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

   $ 3,015,681.54  

Citizens Bank, N.A.

   $ 2,412,545.24  

The Huntington National Bank

   $ 2,412,545.24  

Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc.

   $ 1,809,408.93  
  

 

 

 

Total

   $ 50,000,000.00  
  

 

 

 


ANNEX C

OUTSTANDING INITIAL TERM LOAN

(as of the Second Amendment Effective Date)

 

Lender

   Outstanding Initial Term Loan  

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

   $ 16,702,983.24  

DNB Capital LLC

   $ 12,848,448.65  

Truist Bank

   $ 12,848,448.65  

First National Bank of Pennsylvania

   $ 7,906,737.63  

TD Bank, N.A.

   $ 7,906,737.63  

MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

   $ 7,906,737.63  

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

   $ 21,758,142.34  

Citizens Bank, N.A.

   $ 3,953,368.81  

The Huntington National Bank

   $ 3,953,368.81  

Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc.

   $ 2,965,026.61  
  

 

 

 

Total

   $ 98,750,000.00  
  

 

 

 


ANNEX D

APPENDIX A-4

TO CREDIT AND GUARANTY AGREEMENT

TERM A-1 LOAN LENDERS AND TERM A-1 LOAN COMMITMENTS

 

Term A-1 Loan Lender

   Term A-1 Loan
Commitment
 

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

   $ 56,839,537.87  

DNB Capital LLC

   $ 43,722,721.44  

Truist Bank

   $ 43,722,721.44  

First National Bank of Pennsylvania

   $ 26,906,290.12  

TD Bank, N.A.

   $ 26,906,290.12  

MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

   $ 26,906,290.12  

Citizens Bank, N.A.

   $ 13,453,145.05  

The Huntington National Bank

   $ 13,453,145.05  

Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc.

   $ 10,089,858.79  
  

 

 

 

Total:

   $ 262,000,000.00  
  

 

 

 


ANNEX E

APPENDIX B

TO CREDIT AND GUARANTY AGREEMENT

Notice Addresses

 

  (A)

if to the Borrower or any other Credit Party:

Bioventus LLC

4721 Emperor Boulevard, Suite 100

Durham, NC 27703

Attention: Chief Financial Officer

Phone: (919) 474-6700

with a copy (which shall not constitute notice) to:

Latham & Watkins LLP

885 Third Avenue

New York, NY 10022

Attn: Abhay Lele (abhay.lele@lw.com)

 

  (B)

if to the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

MAC D1109-019

1525 West W.T. Harris Blvd.

Charlotte, NC 28262

Attention of: Syndication Agency Services

Telephone No.: (704) 590-2706

Facsimile No.: (844) 879-5899

with an additional copy (which shall not constitute notice) to:

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

301 South Tryon Street, 29th Floor

Charlotte, NC 28282

Attention of: Matthew Beltman

Telephone No.: (803) 238-1908

 

  (C)

if to Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as Issuing Bank:

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

MAC D1109-019

1525 West W.T. Harris Blvd.

Charlotte, NC 28262

Attention of: Syndication Agency Services

Telephone No.: (704) 590-2706

Facsimile No.: (844) 879-5899


  (D)

if to Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as Swing Line Lender:

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

MAC D1109-019

1525 West W.T. Harris Blvd.

Charlotte, NC 28262

Attention of: Syndication Agency Services

Telephone No.: (704) 590-2706

Facsimile No.: (844) 879-5899


ANNEX F

Schedule 6.1

Indebtedness

[To be added].


ANNEX G

Schedule 6.2

Liens

[To be added].


ANNEX H

Schedule 6.3

No Further Negative Pledges

[To be added].


ANNEX I

Schedule 6.6

Investments

[To be added].


ANNEX J

Schedule 6.9

Affiliate Transactions

[To be added].


ANNEX K

Oyster Schedules

Schedule I

Jurisdiction of Organization; Capital Stock and Ownership

[to be added]


Schedule II

Adverse Proceedings

[to be added]


Schedule III

Real Estate Assets

[to be added]


Schedule IV

Compliance with Laws

[to be added]


Final Version

 

  Published CUSIP Number:    09073RAH6
  Revolving Credit CUSIP Number:    09073RAJ2
  Initial Term Loan CUSIP Number:    09073RAK9
  Term A-1 Loan CUSIP Number:

[             ]

$250,000,000

CREDIT AND GUARANTY AGREEMENT

dated as of December 6, 2019

(as amended by that certain Amendment No. 1 to Credit and Guaranty Agreement, dated as of August 29, 2021 and Amendment No. 2 to Credit and Guaranty Agreement dated as of October 29, 2021)

among

Bioventus LLC,

as Borrower,

Oyster Merger Sub I, Inc., Misonix, Inc. and Oyster Merger Sub II, LLC,

each as an Oyster Borrower,

Certain Subsidiaries of the Borrower

From Time to Time Party Hereto,

as Guarantors,

The Lenders From Time to Time Party Hereto

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association,

as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent

 

 

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC,

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.,

and

and SunTrust Robinson HumphreyTruist Securities, Inc.,

as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

and SunTrustTruist Bank,

as Syndication Agents

BBVA USADNB Capital LLC,

as Documentation Agent


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

         Page  

SECTION 1.

  DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION      11  

1.1

  Definitions      11  

1.2

  Accounting Terms      6373  

1.3

  Interpretation, etc.      6473  

1.4

  Certifications      6474  

1.5

  Limited Condition Transactions      6474  

1.6

  Currency Conversion and Fluctuations      6575  

1.7

  Divisions      6675  

1.8

  Rates      6676  

SECTION 2.

  LOANS AND LETTERS OF CREDIT      6676  

2.1

  Term Loans      6676  

2.2

  Revolving Loans.      6777  

2.3

  Swing Line Loans      6878  

2.4

  Issuance of Letters of Credit and Purchase of Participations Therein      7181  

2.5

  Pro Rata Shares; Availability of Funds      7586  

2.6

  Use of Proceeds      7686  

2.7

  Evidence of Debt; Register; Disqualified Lender List; Notes      7687  

2.8

  Interest on Loans      7788  

2.9

  Conversion/Continuation      7990  

2.10

  Default Interest      8090  

2.11

  Fees      8091  

2.12

  Scheduled Payments      8192  

2.13

  Voluntary Prepayments/Commitment Reductions      8293  

2.14

  Mandatory Prepayments/Commitment Reductions      8394  

2.15

  Application of Prepayments/Reductions      8495  

2.16

  General Provisions Regarding Payments      8697  

2.17

  Ratable Sharing      8798  

2.18

  Making or Maintaining Eurodollar Rate Loans      8899  

2.19

  Increased Costs; Capital Adequacy      90103  

2.20

  Taxes; Withholding, etc.      92104  

2.21

  Obligation to Mitigate      96108  

2.22

  Defaulting Lenders      96108  

2.23

  Removal or Replacement of a Lender      98111  

 

i


2.24

  Incremental Facilities      99112  

2.25

  [Reserved]Nature of Obligations      103115  

2.26

  Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness; Refinancing Amendments      103117  

SECTION 3.

  CONDITIONS PRECEDENT      103118  

3.1

  Closing Date      103118  

3.2

  Conditions to Each Credit Extension      106120  

3.3

  Conditions to Funding of Term A-1 Loans      121  

SECTION 4.

  REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES      107125  

4.1

  Organization; Requisite Power and Authority; Qualification      107125  

4.2

  Capital Stock and Ownership      107125  

4.3

  Due Authorization      108125  

4.4

  No Conflict      108125  

4.5

  Governmental Consents      108126  

4.6

  Binding Obligation      108126  

4.7

  Historical Financial Statements      108126  

4.8

  Projections      109126  

4.9

  No Material Adverse Effect      109126  

4.10

  Adverse Proceedings      109127  

4.11

  Payment of Taxes      109127  

4.12

  Title and Intellectual Property      109127  

4.13

  Real Estate Assets      110127  

4.14

  Environmental Matters      110128  

4.15

  No Defaults      111128  

4.16

  Governmental Regulation      111128  

4.17

  Margin Stock      111128  

4.18

  Employee Matters      111129  

4.19

  Employee Benefit Plans      111129  

4.20

  Solvency      112130  

4.21

  Compliance with Laws      112130  

4.22

  Disclosure      113130  

4.23

  Perfection of Security Interests in the Collateral      113131  

4.24

  Status as Senior Debt      113131  

4.25

  Use of Proceeds      114131  

4.26

  EEA Financial Institution      114131  

 

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SECTION 5.

  AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS      114131  

5.1

  Financial Statements and Other Reports      114132  

5.2

  Existence      118136  

5.3

  Payment of Taxes      118136  

5.4

  Maintenance of Properties      118136  

5.5

  Insurance      119136  

5.6

  Books and Records; Inspections      119137  

5.7

  Compliance with Laws      119137  

5.8

  Compliance with Anti-Terrorism Laws, Anti-Corruption Laws and Beneficial Ownership Regulation      119137  

5.9

  Environmental      120137  

5.10

  Subsidiaries      121138  

5.11

  Material Real Estate Assets      122139  

5.12

  Further Assurances      122140  

5.13

  Designation of Subsidiaries and Unrestricted Subsidiaries      122140  

5.14

  Use of Proceeds      122140  

5.15

  Post-Closing Matters      123140  

SECTION 6.

  NEGATIVE COVENANTS      123140  

6.1

  Indebtedness      123141  

6.2

  Liens      127145  

6.3

  No Further Negative Pledges      131148  

6.4

  Restricted Junior Payments      132150  

6.5

  Restrictions on Subsidiary Distributions      135153  

6.6

  Investments      137154  

6.7

  Financial Covenants; Equity Cure      140158  

6.8

  Fundamental Changes; Disposition of Assets      141159  

6.9

  Transactions with Affiliates      142160  

6.10

  Conduct of Business      144162  

6.11

  [Reserved]      144162  

6.12

  Certain Amendments or Waivers      144162  

6.13

  Fiscal Year      144162  

SECTION 7.

  GUARANTY      144162  

7.1

  Guaranty of the Obligations      144162  

7.2

  Contribution by Guarantors      144162  

7.3

  Liability of Guarantors Absolute      145163  

 

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7.4

  Waivers by Guarantors      147165  

7.5

  Guarantors’ Rights of Subrogation, Contribution, etc      147165  

7.6

  Subordination of Other Obligations      148166  

7.7

  Continuing Guaranty      148166  

7.8

  Authority of Guarantors or Borrower      148166  

7.9

  Financial Condition of Borrower      148166  

7.10

  Bankruptcy, etc.      149167  

7.11

  Discharge of Guaranty upon Sale of Guarantor      149167  

7.12

  Instrument for Payment of Money      150167  

7.13

  General Limitation on Guarantee Obligations      150168  

7.14

  Keepwell      150168  

7.15

  Remedies      150168  

7.16

  Agreement Regarding Guaranteed Obligations      168  

SECTION 8.

  EVENTS OF DEFAULT      150168  

8.1

  Events of Default      150168  

8.2

  Application of Proceeds      154172  

SECTION 9.

  AGENTS      155173  

9.1

  Appointment and Duties      155173  

9.2

  Binding Effect      157175  

9.3

  Use of Discretion      157175  

9.4

  Delegation of Rights and Duties      158176  

9.5

  Reliance and Liability      158176  

9.6

  Agent Individually      159177  

9.7

  Lender Credit Decision      160178  

9.8

  Expenses; Indemnities; Withholding      160179  

9.9

  Resignation of Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent or Issuing Bank      161180  

9.10

  Release of Collateral or Guarantors      163181  

9.11

  Certain ERISA Matters      164182  

9.12

  Lead Arrangers, Syndication Agents and Documentation Agent      165183  

9.13

  Administrative Agent May File Bankruptcy Disclosure and Proofs of Claim      166184  

9.14

  Erroneous Payments      185  

SECTION 10.

  MISCELLANEOUS      166187  

10.1

  Notices      166187  

 

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10.2

  Expenses      169189  

10.3

  Indemnity; Certain Waivers      169190  

10.4

  Set-Off      171191  

10.5

  Amendments and Waivers      172192  

10.6

  Successors and Assigns; Participations      179199  

10.7

  Independence of Covenants; Interpretation      183203  

10.8

  Survival of Representations, Warranties and Agreements      184204  

10.9

  No Waiver; Remedies Cumulative      184204  

10.10

  Marshalling; Payments Set Aside      184205  

10.11

  Severability      184205  

10.12

  Obligations Several; Independent Nature of the Lenders’ Rights      184205  

10.13

  Headings      185205  

10.14

  Applicable Law      185205  

10.15

  Consent to Jurisdiction      185205  

10.16

  WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL      185206  

10.17

  Confidentiality; Tombstones; Etc.      185206  

10.18

  Usury Savings Clause      187208  

10.19

  Counterparts      187208  

10.20

  No Strict Construction      188208  

10.21

  Effectiveness; Entire Agreement      188209  

10.22

  No Fiduciary Duty      188209  

10.23

  No Third Parties Benefit      188210  

10.24

  PATRIOT Act      189210  

10.25

  Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEAAffected Financial Institutions      189210  

10.26

  Judgment Currency      189210  

10.27

  Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs      190211  

SECTION 11.

  AGREEMENTS OF OYSTER CREDIT PARTIES      212  

11.1

  Defined Terms      212  

11.2

  Representations and Warranties      212  

11.3

  Affirmative Covenants      219  

11.4

  Negative Covenants      223  

11.5

  Oyster Events of Default      225  

11.6

  Application of Proceeds      227  

 

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Appendices

  

Appendix A-1

   Initial Term Loan Commitments

Appendix A-2

   Revolving Credit Commitments

Appendix A-3

   Swing Line Commitments

Appendix A-4

   Term A-1 Loan Commitments

Appendix B

   Notice Addresses

Schedules

  

Schedule 1.1

   Existing Letters of Credit

Schedule 4.2

   Jurisdiction of Organization; Capital Stock and Ownership

Schedule 4.9

   No Material Adverse Effect

Schedule 4.10

   Adverse Proceedings

Schedule 4.13

   Real Estate Assets

Schedule 4.21

   Compliance with Laws

Schedule 5.15

   Post-Closing Matters

Schedule 6.1

   Indebtedness

Schedule 6.2

   Liens

Schedule 6.3

   No Further Negative Pledges

Schedule 6.6

   Investments

Schedule 6.9

   Affiliate Transactions

Oyster Schedules

Schedule I

   Jurisdiction of Organization; Capital Stock and Ownership

Schedule II

   Adverse Proceedings

Schedule III

   Real Estate Assets

Schedule IV

   Compliance with Laws

Exhibits

  

Exhibit A-1

   Form of Funding Notice

Exhibit A-2

   Form of Conversion/Continuation Notice

Exhibit A-3

   Form of Issuance Notice

Exhibit B-1

   Form of Initial Term Loan Note

Exhibit B-2

   Form of Revolving Loan Note

Exhibit B-3

   Form of Swing Line Note

Exhibit B-4

   Form of Term A-1 Loan Note

Exhibit C

   Form of Compliance Certificate

Exhibit D

   Form of Solvency Certificate (Closing Date)

Exhibit E

   Form of Assignment and Assumption

Exhibit F

   Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificates

Exhibit G

   Form of Closing Date Certificate

Exhibit H

   Form of Counterpart Agreement

Exhibit I

   Form of Pledge and Security Agreement

Exhibit J

   [Reserved]

Exhibit K

   Form of Intercompany Subordination Agreement

Exhibit L

   Form of Perfection Certificate

 

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CREDIT AND GUARANTY AGREEMENT

This CREDIT AND GUARANTY AGREEMENT, dated as of December 6, 2019, is entered into by and among Bioventus LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Borrower”), certain Subsidiaries of the Borrower from time to time party hereto, as Guarantor Subsidiaries, the Lenders from time to time party hereto and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent (together with its permitted successors in such capacity, the “Administrative Agent”) and as collateral agent (together with its permitted successors in such capacity, the “Collateral Agent”) and, pursuant to the Second Amendment (as defined herein), each of Oyster Merger Sub I, Inc., a Delaware corporation, Misonix, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and Oyster Merger Sub II, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.

RECITALS:

WHEREAS, capitalized terms used in these recitals will have the respective meanings set forth for such terms in Section 1.1;

WHEREAS, certain of the Lenders have agreed to extend certain senior secured credit facilities to the Borrower, in an aggregate principal amount of $250,000,000, consisting of (a) $200,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Initial Term Loans, the proceeds of which will be used, in part, to finance the repayment of all amounts outstanding under the Existing Credit Agreement and for working capital needs and general corporate purposes of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries and (b) $50,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Revolving Credit Commitments, which will be used for working capital needs and general corporate purposes, including Permitted Acquisitions;

WHEREAS, the Borrower has agreed to secure all of its Obligations by granting to the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, a Lien on substantially all of its assets subject to certain exceptions set forth herein; and

WHEREAS, the Guarantors have agreed to guarantee the obligations of the Borrower hereunder and to secure their respective Obligations by granting to the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, a Lien on all of their respective assets subject to certain exceptions as set forth herein;

WHEREAS, in connection with the Oyster Mergers, certain of the Lenders have agreed to extend a term loan facility to the Oyster Borrower, in an aggregate principal amount of $262,000,000, the proceeds of which will be used in part to finance the Oyster Mergers and the repayment of all amount outstanding under the Oyster Existing Credit Agreements and for working capital needs and general corporate purposes; and

WHEREAS, the Oyster Guarantor Subsidiaries have agreed to guarantee the obligations of the Oyster Borrower hereunder and to secure their respective Oyster Obligations by granting to the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Oyster Secured Parties, a Lien on all of their respective assets subject to certain exceptions as set forth herein.

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. The following terms used herein, including in the preamble, recitals, exhibits and schedules hereto, will have the following meanings:

 

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Additional Lender” means, at any time, any bank, other financial institution or institutional investor that, in any case, is not an existing Lender and that agrees to provide any portion of any (a) Incremental Loan in accordance with Section 2.24, or (b) Oyster Term Loan in accordance with Section 2.25 or (c) Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness pursuant to a Refinancing Amendment in accordance with Section 2.26; provided that each Additional Lender with respect to any Incremental Revolving Facility (other than any Person that is a Lender, an Affiliate of a Lender or an Approved Fund of a Lender at such time) will be subject to the approval of the Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank and/or each Swing Line Lender (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), in each case to the extent any such consent would be required from the Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank and/or each Swing Line Lender under Section 10.6(c), respectively, for an assignment of Loans to such Additional Lender.

Administrative Agent” as defined in the preamble hereto.

Adverse Proceeding” means any action, suit, proceeding (whether administrative, judicial or otherwise), governmental investigation or arbitration (whether or not purportedly on behalf of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries) at law or in equity, or before or by any Governmental Authority, domestic or foreign (including any Environmental Claims), whether pending or, to the knowledge of any Executive Officer of the Borrower, threatened against or affecting the Borrower or any Subsidiary or any property of the Borrower or any Subsidiary.

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

Affected Lender” as defined in Section 2.18(b).

Affected Loans” as defined in Section 2.18(b).

Affiliate” means, as applied to any Person, any other Person directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by, or under common control with, that Person. For the purposes of this definition, “control” (including, with correlative meanings, the terms “controlling,” “controlled by” and “under common control with”), as applied to any Person, means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of that Person, whether through the ownership of voting securities or by contract or otherwise. For the avoidance of doubt, none of the Agents or their respective lender affiliates shall be deemed to be an Affiliate of the Borrower or of any Subsidiary or Unrestricted Subsidiary.

Agents” means, collectively, the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent, the Lead Arrangers, the Syndication Agents and the Documentation Agent.

Aggregate Amounts Due” as defined in Section 2.17.

Aggregate Payments” as defined in Section 7.2.

Agreed Currency” means (a) Dollars, (b) the Euro, (c) Sterling and (d) any other Eligible Currency which the Borrower requests any Issuing Bank (and the applicable Issuing Bank agrees) to include as an Agreed Currency hereunder.

Agreement” means this Credit and Guaranty Agreement, dated as of the Closing Date.

 

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All-In Yield” means, as to any Indebtedness or Loans of any Class, the yield thereof, whether in the form of interest rate, margin, original issue discount, upfront fees, a Eurodollar Base Rate floor to the extent greater than 0.00% per annum for the Initial Term Loans and Revolving Loans (with such increased amount being equated to interest margins for purposes of determining any increase to the Applicable Margin); provided that (i) original issue discount and upfront fees will be equated to interest rate assuming a 4-year life to maturity (or, if less, the stated life to maturity at the time of its incurrence of the applicable Indebtedness); (ii) that “All-In Yield” will not include arrangement fees, structuring fees, underwriting fees, commitment fees, ticking fees or any other similar fees payable to the Lead Arrangers in connection with the Initial Revolving Commitments and Initial Term Loans or to one or more arrangers or lenders (or their respective affiliates) in connection with respect to any other applicable Indebtedness or commitments in respect thereof (regardless of how such fees are computed); and (iii) if a Eurodollar Base Rate floor for the applicable Indebtedness or commitments in respect thereof being incurred is greater than the Eurodollar Base Rate floor for the Initial Term Loans or the Revolving Loans, as applicable, the difference between such floor for such applicable new Indebtedness or commitments and the Initial Term Loans or the Revolving Loans, as applicable, will be equated to an increase in the Applicable Margin, and in such case the interest rate floor (expressed in the definition of Eurodollar Rate or Base Rate), but not the Applicable Margin, as applicable to the Initial Term Loans or the Revolving Loans, as applicable, will be increased to the extent of such differential between interest rate floors.

Anti-Corruption Laws” means Laws relating to anti-bribery or anti-corruption (governmental or commercial) which apply to the Credit Parties, their Subsidiaries or their Unrestricted Subsidiaries, including Laws that prohibit the corrupt payment, offer, promise, or authorization of the payment or transfer of anything of value (including gifts or entertainment), directly or indirectly, to any Government Official, any foreign government employee or commercial entity in order to obtain an improper business advantage; including the FCPA, the United Kingdom Bribery Act of 2010, and all national and international Laws enacted to implement the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Officials in International Business Transactions.

Anti-Terrorism Laws” means any of the Laws relating to terrorism, economic sanctions or money laundering, including, but not limited to, (i) Executive Order No. 13224, (ii) the PATRIOT Act, (iii) the Laws comprising or implementing the Bank Secrecy Act, and (iv) the economic and financial sanctions or trade embargoes enacted, imposed, administered and enforced from time to time by (a) the U.S. government, including those administered by OFAC, the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Department of Commerce, (b) the European Union or any of its member states, or (c) Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom.

Applicable Margin” means, with respect to the Initial Term Loans, the Term A-1 Loans and the Revolving Loans, (ia) from the ClosingSecond Amendment Effective Date until the first Business Day that immediately follows the date on which a Compliance Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 5.1(e) for the Fiscal Quarter ending MarchDecember 31, 20202021, a percentage per annum equal to 2.252.00% for Eurodollar Rate Loans and 1.251.00% for Base Rate Loans and (iib) thereafter, the applicable percentage per annum set forth below, as determined by reference to the Total Net Leverage Ratio, as set forth in the then most recent Compliance Certificate received by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 5.1(e):

 

Applicable Margin  

Pricing Level

   Total Net Leverage Ratio      Eurodollar Rate Loans     Base Rate Loans  

I

   ³ 2.50:1.00        2.502.00     1.501.00

II

   ³

 

1.50:1.00 and

< 2.50:1.00

 

 

     2.251.75     1.250.75

III

   ³

 

1.25:1.00 and

< 1.50:1.00

 

 

     1.75 %      0.75 % 

IVIII

   ³

 

0.75:1.00 and

1.251.50:1.00

 

 

     1.50     0.50

VIV

     < 0.75:1.00        1.25     0.25

 

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Any increase or decrease in the Applicable Margin resulting from a change in the Total Net Leverage Ratio shall become effective as of the first Business Day immediately following the date a Compliance Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 5.1(e); provided, however, that “Pricing Level III” shall apply without regard to the Total Net Leverage Ratio (x) at any time after the date on which any annual or quarterly financial statement was required to have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.1(a) or Section 5.1(b) but was not delivered (or the Compliance Certificate related to such financial statements was required to have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.1(e) but was not delivered), commencing with the first Business Day immediately following such date and continuing until the first Business Day immediately following the date on which such financial statements (or, if later, the Compliance Certificate related to such financial statements) are delivered, or (y) at all times if an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing.

Application” means an application, in such form as the applicable Issuing Bank may specify from time to time, requesting such Issuing Bank to open a Letter of Credit.

Approved Electronic Communications” means any notice, demand, communication, information, document or other material that any Credit Party provides to the Administrative Agent pursuant to any Credit Document or the transactions contemplated therein which is distributed to the Administrative Agent or to the Lenders by means of electronic communications pursuant to Section 10.1(d).

Approved Fund” means (a) any investment company, fund, securitization vehicle, trust or conduit that is engaged in making, purchasing, holding or investing in commercial loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its business and (b) any Person (other than a Natural Person) which temporarily warehouses loans for any Lender or any entity described in the preceding clause (a) and that in the case of each of the preceding clauses (a) and (b) is administered or managed by (i) a Lender, (ii) an Affiliate of a Lender or (iii) an entity or an Affiliate of an entity that administers or manages a Lender.

Asset Sale” means a sale, lease or sub-lease (as lessor or sublessor), sale and leaseback, assignment, conveyance, exclusive license (as licensor or sublicensor), transfer or other disposition to, or any exchange of property with (each, a “disposition”), any Person in one transaction or a series of related transactions, of all or any part of the Borrower’s or any Subsidiary’s assets or properties of any kind, whether real, personal, or mixed and whether tangible or intangible, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, leased or licensed, including the Capital Stock of any Subsidiary, other than:

(a) dispositions of inventory or goods held for sale or other immaterial assets, in each case, in the ordinary course of business;

(b) dispositions of used, worn-out, obsolete, used or surplus property (other than current assets), in each case in the ordinary course of business, and property (other than current assets) no longer used or useful in the Businesses;

(c) dispositions of assets that are made subject to a Finance Lease or Purchase Money Indebtedness within 365 days after the acquisition, construction, lease or improvement of the asset financed;

 

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(d) dispositions of property that constitutes a Casualty Event;

(e) dispositions of cash or Cash Equivalents (or Investments that were cash or Cash Equivalents when made) in the ordinary course of business;

(f) dispositions of equipment or Real Estate Assets to the extent that (i) such property is exchanged for credit against the purchase price of similar replacement property or (ii) the net cash proceeds of such disposition are applied within 365 days of the receipt thereof to the purchase price of replacement property;

(g) dispositions or discounts by the Borrower or any Subsidiary of accounts, receivables or notes receivable arising in the ordinary course of business or in connection with the collection or compromise thereof, including supplier financing arrangements without recourse to the Borrower or any Subsidiary that accelerate collection of receivables from clients or customers;

(h) (i) non-exclusive licenses or sub-licenses of Intellectual Property in the ordinary course of business and (ii) the abandonment or other disposition of Intellectual Property that is, in the reasonable good faith judgment of the Borrower, no longer economically practicable to maintain or useful in the conduct of the business of the Credit Parties taken as a whole;

(i) leases, subleases, licenses or sub-licenses of real property or personal property (other than Intellectual Property) in the ordinary course of business;

(j) dispositions of any business, asset or property between or among the Borrower and the Subsidiaries; provided that any such disposition outside the ordinary course of business (A) by any Non-Credit Party to the Borrower or to a Guarantor Subsidiary (other than to the extent permitted pursuant to Section 6.8) or (B) by the Borrower or a Guarantor Subsidiary to any Non-Credit Party, in either case is on terms that are, taken as a whole, at least as favorable to the Borrower or such Guarantor Subsidiary, as the case may be, as the terms of an arm’s length disposition of such business, asset or property, taken as a whole between unaffiliated Persons;

(k) dispositions of other assets for aggregate consideration not to exceed $1,000,000 in the case of any single transaction or series of related transactions;

(l) dispositions of non-core assets acquired in a Permitted Acquisition or other Investment permitted under Section 6.6 disposed of within eighteen (18) months following the consummation of such Permitted Acquisition or other Investment and in the aggregate amount not to exceed 25% of the cash purchase consideration paid in respect of such Permitted Acquisition or other Investment;

(m) dispositions of real property and related assets in connection with relocation of Executive Officers or employees of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries;

(n) unwinding of Rate Contracts;

(o) issuance or sale of Capital Stock of an Unrestricted Subsidiary, sale of Indebtedness of an Unrestricted Subsidiary owing to any Credit Party or any of their Subsidiaries, or sale of other securities of an Unrestricted Subsidiary;

(p) to the extent constituting dispositions, Liens permitted by Section 6.2, Restricted Junior Payments permitted by Section 6.4 and Investments permitted by Section 6.6; and

 

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(q) dispositions of Investments in Joint Ventures to the extent required by, or made pursuant to customary buy/sell arrangements between, the Joint Venture parties set forth in joint venture arrangements and similar binding arrangements.

Assignment Agreement” means an Assignment and Assumption Agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit E, with such amendments or modifications as may be approved by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower.

Assignment Effective Date” as defined in Section 10.6(b).

Authorized Officer” means, as applied to any Person, any individual holding the position of chairman of the board (if an officer), chief executive officer, chief operating officer, chief financial officer, president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and any other officer having substantially the same authority and responsibility as any of the foregoing.

Available Amount” means, as at any date of determination, an amount equal to:

(a) the sum (and, in the case of clauses (ii) through (viii) below, received or retained, as applicable, after the Closing Date and prior to such date of determination), without duplication, of:

(i) the greater of (1) $5,000,000 and (2) an amount equal to 5% of TTM Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA of the Borrower on a Pro Forma Basis as of the applicable date of determination;

(ii) 50% of cumulative Consolidated Net Income of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries, which will accumulate on a quarterly basis commencing with the Fiscal Quarter in which the Closing Date occurs; provided that such amount will not be less than zero for any quarterly period;

(iii) the aggregate amount of capital contributions to the capital of the Borrower made in cash or Cash Equivalents (other than with respect to Disqualified Capital Stock or pursuant to a Specified Equity Contribution or to the extent such proceeds have been previously utilized in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, including to incur Contribution Indebtedness pursuant to Section 6.1(j));

(iv) the net cash proceeds received by the Borrower after the Closing Date (and prior to such date of determination) from issuances or sales of its Capital Stock (that is not Disqualified Capital Stock) or of a Parent’s Capital Stock, other than with respect to Specified Equity Contributions or to the extent such proceeds have been previously utilized in accordance with the terms of this Agreement including to incur Contribution Indebtedness pursuant to Section 6.1(j));

(v) the amount of any Waivable Mandatory Prepayment retained by the Borrower (and not otherwise utilized) in accordance with the terms of this Agreement;

(vi) (x) the aggregate amount of all cash dividends and other cash distributions received by the Borrower or any Subsidiary from any Joint Ventures or Unrestricted Subsidiaries during the period from and including the Business Day immediately following the Closing Date through and including the date of determination in respect of Investments in such Unrestricted Subsidiary or Joint Venture made by the Borrower or any Subsidiary made in reliance on the Available Amount and (y) the net cash proceeds received by the Borrower or any Subsidiary in connection with the sale, transfer or other disposition of its ownership interest in any Joint Ventures or Unrestricted Subsidiaries during the period from and including the Business Day immediately following the Closing Date through and including the date of determination in respect of Investments in such Unrestricted Subsidiary or Joint Venture, in each case, to the extent that the original Investments in such Unrestricted Subsidiary or Joint Venture were made in reliance on the Available Amount;

 

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(vii) the Investments of the Borrower or any Subsidiary made in reliance on the Available Amount in any Unrestricted Subsidiary that has been re-designated as a Subsidiary or that has been merged or consolidated with or into the Borrower or any Subsidiary (up to the lesser of (A) the fair market value (as determined in good faith by the Borrower) of the Investments of the Borrower or any Subsidiary in such Unrestricted Subsidiary at the time of such re-designation or merger or consolidation and (B) the fair market value (as determined in good faith by the Borrower) of the original Investments by the Borrower or any Subsidiary in such Unrestricted Subsidiary); and

(viii) the returns (including repayments of principal and payments of interest), profits, distributions and similar amounts received in cash or Cash Equivalents by the Borrower or any Subsidiary on Investments made by the Borrower or any Subsidiary in reliance on the Available Amount;

minus

(b) the sum, without duplication, of:

(i) the aggregate amount of Restricted Junior Payments made after the Closing Date (and prior to such date of determination) pursuant to Section 6.4(l); and

(ii) the aggregate amount of Investments made after the Closing Date (and prior to such date of determination) pursuant to Section 6.6(l), with each such Investment measured as of the date made and without giving effect to subsequent changes in value.

Available Foreign Currencies” means the Agreed Currencies other than Dollars.

Available Tenor” means, as of any date of determination and with respect to the then-current Benchmark, as applicable, (a) if the then-current Benchmark is a term rate, any tenor for such Benchmark or (b) otherwise, any payment period for interest calculated with reference to such Benchmark, as applicable, that is or may be used for determining the length of an Interest Period pursuant to this Agreement as of such date and not including, for the avoidance of doubt, any tenor for such Benchmark that is then-removed from the definition of “Interest Period” pursuant to Section 2.18(e)(iv).

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 EEAAffected Financial Institution.

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

Bank Product Agreement” means any agreement evidencing Bank Product Obligations.

 

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Bank Product Obligations” means all obligations of every nature of the Borrower or any Subsidiary, from time to time owed to any Bank Product Provider in connection with any Bank Product, whether for principal, interest (including interest which, but for the filing of a petition in bankruptcy with respect to the Borrower or such Subsidiary, would have accrued on any Bank Product Obligation, whether or not a claim is allowed against the Borrower or such Subsidiary for such interest in the related bankruptcy proceeding), reimbursement, fees, expenses, indemnification or otherwise.

Bank Product Provider” means a Lender or Agent or any Affiliate of a Lender or Agent that in each case that provides Bank Products to the Borrower or any Subsidiary (or a Person who was a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender at the time of execution and delivery of a Bank Product Agreement), whether or not such Person subsequently ceases to be a Lender, an Agent or an Affiliate of a Lender or Agent, in any case, that has executed and delivered to the Administrative Agent a letter agreement in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent pursuant to which such Lender, Agent or Affiliate of such Lender or Agent appoints the Administrative Agent and the Collateral Agent as agents under the applicable Credit Documents.

Bank Products” means all facilities or services related to (a) cash management and related services, including automated clearinghouse of funds, treasury, depository, overdraft, electronic funds transfer, cash pooling, controlled disbursements and other cash management arrangements, (b) commercial credit card and merchant card services, credit or debit cards, stored value cards and purchase cards and the processing of related sales or receipts and (c) E-payables and comparable services.

Bankruptcy Code” means Title 11 of the United States Code entitled “Bankruptcy,” as now and hereafter in effect, or any successor statute.

Base Rate” means, for any day, a rate per annum equal to the greatest of (a) the Prime Rate in effect on such day, (b) the NYFRB Rate in effect on such day plus 12 of 1.00%, and (c) the sum of (i) the Eurodollar Rate for a one-month Interest Period on such day (or if such day is not a Business Day, the immediately preceding Business Day), plus (ii) 1.00%. Any change in the Base Rate due to a change in the Prime Rate, the NYFRB Rate or the Eurodollar Rate shall be effective from and including the effective date of such change in the Prime Rate, the NYFRB Rate or the Eurodollar Rate, respectively.

Base Rate Loan” means a Loan bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Base Rate.

“Benchmark” means, initially, USD LIBOR; provided that if a Benchmark Transition Event, a Term SOFR Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred with respect to USD LIBOR or the then-current Benchmark, then “Benchmark” means the applicable Benchmark Replacement to the extent that such Benchmark Replacement has replaced such prior benchmark rate pursuant to Section 2.18(e)(i).

“Benchmark Replacement” means, for any Available Tenor,

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

(1) the sum of: (A) Term SOFR and (B) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment;

 

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

(3) “Benchmark Replacement” means the sum of: (aA) the alternate benchmark rate (which may include Term SOFR) that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower as the replacement for the then-current Benchmark for the applicable Corresponding Tenor giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a replacement benchmark rate or the mechanism for determining such a rate by the Relevant Governmental Body or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a benchmark rate of interest as a replacement to the Eurodollar Rate for U.S. dollar-denominatedfor the then-current Benchmark for Dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time and (bB) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment; provided that, if the Benchmark Replacement as so determined would be less than zero, the Benchmark Replacement will be deemed to be zero for the purposes of this Agreement.or

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Benchmark Replacement Date” means the earlierearliest to occur of the following events with respect to the Eurodollar Ratethen-current Benchmark:

(a) (a) in the case of clause (a) or (b) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the later of (ia) the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein and (iib) the date on which the administrator of the Eurodollar Ratesuch Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) permanently or indefinitely ceases to provide the Eurodollar Rate; orall Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof);

(b) (b) in the case of clause (c) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein.;

(c) in the case of a Term SOFR Transition Event, the date that is thirty (30) days after the Administrative Agent has provided the Term SOFR Notice to the Lenders and the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.18(e)(i)(B); or

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

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

Benchmark Transition Event” means the occurrence of one or more of the following events with respect to the Eurodollar Ratethen-current Benchmark:

 

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

(b) (b) a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of the Eurodollar Rate, the U.S.such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof), the Board of Governors, the Federal Reserve SystemBank of New York, an insolvency official with jurisdiction over the administrator for the Eurodollar Ratesuch Benchmark (or such component), a resolution authority with jurisdiction over the administrator for the Eurodollar Ratesuch Benchmark (or such component) or a court or an entity with similar insolvency or resolution authority over the administrator for the Eurodollar Ratesuch Benchmark (or such component), which states that the administrator of the Eurodollar Ratesuch Benchmark (or such component) has ceased or will cease to provide the Eurodollar Rateall Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) permanently or indefinitely, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide the Eurodollar Rateany Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof); or

(c) (c) a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of the Eurodollar Ratesuch Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) announcing that the Eurodollar Rate isall Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) are no longer representative.

“Benchmark Transition Start Date” means (a) in the case of a Benchmark Transition Event, the earlier of (i) the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date and (ii) if such Benchmark Transition Event is a public statement or publication of information of a prospective event, the 90th day prior to the expected date of such event as of such public statement or publication of information (or if the expected date of such prospective event is fewer than 90 days after such statement or publication, the date of such statement or publication) and (b) in the case of an Early Opt-in Election, the date specified by the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders, as applicable, by notice to the Borrower, the Administrative Agent (in the case of such notice by the Required Lenders) and the Lenders.

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

Benchmark Unavailability Period” means, if a Benchmark Transition Event and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred with respect to the Eurodollar Rate and solely to the extent that the Eurodollar Rate has not been replaced with a Benchmark Replacement, the period (if any) (x) beginning at the time that sucha Benchmark Replacement Date pursuant to clauses (a) or (b) of that definition has occurred if, at such time, no Benchmark Replacement has replaced the Eurodollar Ratethen-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Credit Document in accordance with Section 2.18(e) and (y) ending at the time that a Benchmark Replacement has replaced the Eurodollar Ratethen-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder pursuant toand under any Credit Document in accordance with Section 2.18(e).

 

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

Beneficial Ownership Regulation” means 31 CFR § 1010.230.

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

BHC Act Affiliate” of a party means an “affiliate” (as such term is defined under, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. 1841(k)) of such party.

Bioventus Parent” means Bioventus, Inc., a Delaware corporation

Blocked Person” means any Person: (a) listed in the annex to, or otherwise the target of sanctions imposed by, Executive Order No. 13224; (b) listed in any sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by the United States (including, but not limited to, OFAC Lists), the United Nations Security Council, the European Union or any of its member states, or Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom or any other relevant sanctions authority; (c) fifty percent (50%) or more, individually or in the aggregate, owned or controlled by any Person described in paragraphs (a) or (b) hereof; (d) with which any Lender is prohibited from dealing or otherwise engaging in any transaction by any Anti-Terrorism Law; or (e) that is the government of a Sanctioned Country.

Board of Directors” means, with respect to any Person, (a) in the case of any corporation, the board of directors of such Person, (b) in the case of any other limited liability company, the members, manager or the board of managers of such Person (which, in the case of the Borrower as constituted on the date of this Agreement, shall mean the Borrower’s Board of Managers), (c) in the case of any partnership, the members, board of directors or board of managers of the general partner of such person and (d) in any other case, the functional equivalent of the foregoing.

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

Borrower” as defined in the preamble hereto.

Borrower LLC Agreement” means that certain Amended and Restated Limited Liability Company Agreement, dated as of May 4, 2012, among Smith & Nephew, Inc., Beluga I, Inc., Beluga II, Inc., Beluga III, Inc., Beluga IV, Inc., Beluga V, Inc., Beluga VI, Inc., Beluga VII, Inc., Beluga VII-A, Inc., Beluga VIII, Inc., and Bioventus LLC, as amended by (i) that certain First Amendment to Bioventus LLC Amended and Restated Limited Liability Company Agreement, dated as of May 21, 2015, (ii) that certain Second Amendment to Bioventus LLC Amended and Restated Limited Liability Company Agreement, dated as of November 23, 2015 and (iii) that certain Third Amendment to Bioventus LLC Amended and Restated Limited Liability Company, dated as of December 8, 2017.

Businesses” means, at any time, a collective reference to the businesses engaged in or proposed to be engaged in by the Borrower and the Subsidiaries on the ClosingSecond Amendment Effective Date, after giving effect to the Oyster Transactions, and other similar, ancillary, incidental, complementary or related, or reasonable or logical extensions of such businesses.

 

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Business Day” means (a) any day excluding Saturday, Sunday and any day which is a legal holiday under the laws of the State of New York or is a day on which banking institutions located in such state are authorized or required by law or other governmental action to close and (b) with respect to all notices, determinations, fundings and payments in connection with the Eurodollar Rate or any Eurodollar Rate Loans, the term “Business Day” means any day which is a Business Day described in clause (a) and which is also a day for trading by and between banks in Dollar deposits in the London interbank market.

Calendar Quarter” means, for any calendar year, the successive first, second, third or fourth period of three consecutive calendar months in such year.

Calculation Date” means (a) the last Business Day of each month, (b) the date of issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of any Foreign Currency Letter of Credit, and (c) any other date selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion.

Cap” means, with respect to any provision of this Agreement as of any date of determination, any limitation based on a fixed Dollar amount or percentage of TTM Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA (or if both apply to such provision, whichever is higher determined as of such date); provided that, for the avoidance of doubt, Cap shall not include any limitation based on a ratio.

Capital Stock” 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 other arrangements or rights to acquire any of the foregoing; provided that no Indebtedness of the Borrower will constitute Capital Stock by virtue of being convertible or exchangeable into Capital Stock prior to such conversion or exchange and; provided further, in the case of the Borrower, Capital Stock shall include units under the Borrower’s profits interest plans, phantom profits interest plans and equity participation rights plans.

Captive Insurance Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is subject to regulation as an insurance company (or any Subsidiary thereof).

Cash Equivalents” means, as at any date of determination:

(a) Dollars, Euros and Sterling (and, to the extent reasonably necessary to reimburse any Foreign Currency Letter of Credit, the applicable Available Foreign Currency);

(b) local currencies held by the Borrower or any Subsidiary from time to time in the ordinary course of business or consistent with past practice and not for speculation that is a national currency of any participating member state of the European Union;

(c) marketable securities (i) issued or directly and unconditionally guaranteed or insured as to interest and principal by the United States Government or (ii) issued by any agency or instrumentality of the United States the obligations of which are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States, in each case maturing within one year after such date;

(d) marketable direct obligations issued by any state, commonwealth or territory of the United States of America or any political subdivision of any such state, commonwealth or territory or any public instrumentality thereof, in each case maturing within one year 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;

 

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(e) commercial paper maturing no more than one year 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 (or, if at any time neither Moody’s nor S&P shall be rating such obligations, an equivalent rating from another nationally recognized statistical rating agency);

(f) certificates of deposit, time deposits or bankers’ acceptances maturing within one year after such date and issued or accepted (x) by any Lender or (y) by any commercial bank organized under the laws of the United States of America or 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 $100,000,000;

(g) marketable short-term money market and similar highly liquid funds having a rating of at least P-1 or A-1 from either Moody’s or S&P, respectively (or, if at any time neither Moody’s nor S&P shall be rating such obligations, an equivalent rating from another nationally recognized statistical rating agency);

(h) (i) repurchase obligations of any Lender or of any commercial bank satisfying the requirements of clause (f) of this definition, having a term of not more than 30 days, with respect to securities issued or fully guaranteed or insured by the United States government and (ii) securities with maturities of six months or less from the date of acquisition backed by standby letters of credit issued by any Lender or any commercial bank satisfying the requirements of clause (b) of this definition;

(i) investment funds investing substantially all of their assets in securities of the types described in clauses (a) through (h) above; and

(j) money market funds that (i) comply with the criteria set forth in SEC Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, (ii) are rated AAA by S&P and Aaa by Moody’s and (iii) have portfolio assets of at least $5,000,000,000.

In the case of Investments by any Foreign Subsidiary or Investments made in a jurisdiction outside the United States of America, Cash Equivalents shall also include (i) investments of the type and maturity described in clauses (a) through (h) above of foreign obligors, which Investments or obligors (or the parents of such obligors) have ratings described in such clauses or equivalent ratings from comparable foreign rating agencies and (ii) other short-term investments in accordance with normal investment practices for cash management in investments analogous to the foregoing investments in clauses (a) through (h) and in this paragraph.

Casualty Event” means any event that gives rise to the receipt by the Borrower or any Subsidiary of any insurance proceeds or condemnation awards in respect of any equipment, fixed assets or real property.

CFC” means a “controlled foreign corporation” within the meaning of Section 957 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Change of Control” means the occurrence of any of the following: (a) at any time prior to consummation of a Qualifying IPO, Permitted Holders will cease to beneficially own and control, directly or indirectly, on a fully-diluted basis more than 50% of the voting power in the Borrower (other than during the short term pendency of any Permitted Reorganization or Permitted IPO Reorganization to the extent such interim failure to own and control is reasonably necessary or advisable to effectuate such transaction and so long as such interim failure to own and control is cured by the close of business on the date of the consummation of such Permitted Reorganization or Permitted IPO Reorganization), or (b) at any time after

 

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consummation of a Qualifying IPO, any Person or “group” (but excluding any employee benefit plan of such person and its subsidiaries and any person or entity acting in its capacity as trustee, agent or other fiduciary or administrator of any such plan) other than the Permitted Holders will have acquired beneficial ownership of 35% or more on a fully diluted basis of the voting power in the Borrower and the percentage of aggregate voting interests so held is greater than the percentage of aggregate voting power held, directly or indirectly, in the aggregate by the Permitted Holders; unless, in the case of clause (b) above, the Permitted Holders have, at such time, the right or the ability by voting power, contract or otherwise to elect or designate for election at least a majority of the Board of Directors of the Borrower. For purposes of this Agreement, “group” and beneficial ownership will have the meanings given in Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Exchange Act, or any successor provision.

Class” means (a) with respect to the Lenders, each of the following classes of the Lenders: (i) the Lenders having Term Loan Exposure arising from the Initial Term Loans, (ii) the Lenders having Term Loan Exposure arising from any separately identifiable tranche of Incremental Term Loans, (iii) the Lenders having Term Loan Exposure arising from any separately identifiable tranche of Refinancing Term Loans, (iv) the Lenders having Term Loan Exposure arising from any separately identifiable tranche of Extended Term Loans and, (v) the Lenders having Term A-1 Loan Exposure arising from any separately identifiable tranche of Term A-1 Loans and (vi) the Lenders having Revolving Credit Exposure (including the Swing Line Lenders), and (b) with respect to Loans, each of the following classes of Loans: (i) Initial Term Loans, (ii) any separately identifiable tranche of Incremental Term Loans, (iii) any separately identifiable tranche of Refinancing Term Loans, (iv) any separately identifiable tranche of Extended Term Loans and, (v) Term A-1 Loans and (vi) Revolving Loans (including Swing Line Loans).

Closing Date” means December 6, 2019.

Closing Date Certificate” means a Closing Date Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit G.

Collateral” means, collectively, all of the real, personal and mixed property (including Capital Stock) in which Liens are granted or purported to be granted pursuant to the Collateral Documents as collateral security for the Obligations; provided that Collateral shall not include any Excluded Assets or any other property or assets specifically excluded from the scope of any grant clause under any other Collateral Document unless (as to any Credit Party) such Credit Party hereafter agrees in writing that any such Excluded Asset, asset or property shall constitute Collateral hereunder.

Collateral Agent” as defined in the preamble hereto.

Collateral Documents” means the Pledge and Security Agreement, the Mortgages (if any) and all other instruments, documents and agreements delivered by any Credit Party pursuant to this Agreement or any of the other Credit Documents in order to grant to the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, a Lien on any real, personal or mixed property of that Credit Party as security for the Obligations.

Commitment” means any Revolving Credit Commitment, any Term A-1 Loan Commitment, any Initial Term Loan Commitment and any Incremental Term Loan Commitment.

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

Compliance Certificate” means a Compliance Certificate of the Borrower substantially in the form of Exhibit C.

 

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Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA” means, for any Test Period, an amount determined for the Borrower and the Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis and without duplication equal to:

(a) Consolidated Net Income for such period, plus

(b) the sum of, in each case (other than subclauses (x) and (xxi) below) to the extent deducted (and not added back or excluded) in the calculation of Consolidated Net Income, but without duplication:

(i) Consolidated Interest Expense of such Person for such Test Period;

(ii) consolidated tax expense of such Person for such Test Period based on income, profits or capital, including state, franchise, capital and similar taxes and withholding taxes paid or accrued during such period;

(iii) amounts attributable to depreciation and amortization expense of such Person for such Test Period (including amortization of customer contracts, non-compete agreements or other intangible assets);

(iv) non-cash charges or expenses reducing Consolidated Net Income for such Test Period (provided, in connection with any non-cash charge or expense that is an accrual of a reserve for a cash expenditure or payment required to be made, or anticipated to be made, in a future period, (1) the Borrower may determine not to add back such non-cash charge or expense in the current Test Period and (2) to the extent the Borrower decides to add back such non-cash charge or expense, the cash payment in respect thereof in such future period will be subtracted from Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA to such extent) (in the case of this clause (2), other than (x) in respect of payments in an aggregate amount not in excess of $12,300,000 made by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries to Anthony Bihl pursuant to any management equity plan or other management or employee benefit plan or arrangement and (y) any payments made pursuant to Section 6.4(k));

(v) non-recurring costs, fees and expenses associated with the Transactions;

(vi) fees, charges and expenses arising in connection with the consummation or proposed consummation of any transaction that is or would be a Permitted Acquisition, permitted Investment, disposition, incurrence or repayment of Indebtedness (including a refinancing, amendment or other modification thereof) and/or equity offering (including any Qualifying IPO), in each case whether or not consummated and any amendment or modification to the terms of any such transactions (including such costs, fees, charges and expenses reimbursed or actually paid by a Person that is not the Borrower or a Subsidiary or covered by indemnification or reimbursement provisions);

(vii) restructuring, integration or similar charges, expenses or reserves, whether or not classified as restructuring charges or expenses under GAAP (including restructuring costs related to acquisitions and closure or consolidation of branches, facilities or locations, any lease termination settlements (or remaining rental expense until the end of the applicable lease term), and any expense related to any reconstruction, recommissioning or reconfiguration of fixed assets for alternate use);

(viii) any net loss from disposed or discontinued operations;

(ix) extraordinary, unusual or non-recurring costs, fees, charges and other expenses (including with respect to the OIG Matter), including severance costs and expenses (including such fees, charges and expenses incurred by the Borrower or any Subsidiary that are reimbursed or actually paid by a Person that is not the Borrower or a Subsidiary or covered by indemnification or reimbursement provisions);

 

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(x) expenses, losses (including lost revenues) or charges (other than any expense, loss or charge added-back under another clause in this definition) incurred during such period in connection with Casualty Events to the extent that such any such amount is covered by business interruption or other insurance and which either has been reimbursed or as to which the Borrower has made a determination that there exists reasonable evidence that such amount will be reimbursed by the insurer and only to the extent that such amount is (a) not denied by the applicable insurance carrier in writing and (b) in fact reimbursed within 180 days of the date of such determination (with a deduction for any amount so added back to the extent not so reimbursed within 180 days);

(xi) expenses, charges and losses due to the effects of purchase accounting, as set forth in the Statement of Financial Accounting Standards 141(R), Business Combinations;

(xii) the amount of any expenses paid on behalf of any member of the Board of Directors or reimbursable to such member of the Board of Directors and any management, monitoring, consultant or advisory fees (including termination fees), closing fees and related indemnities and expenses paid or accrued to the Sponsor and their Affiliates;

(xiii) costs or expenses incurred by the Borrower or any Subsidiary pursuant to a management equity plan, profits interest or stock option plan or any other management or employee benefit plan or arrangement or any stock subscription or shareholder plan;

(xiv) expenses, charges and losses in the form of earn-out obligations and contingent consideration obligations (including to the extent accounted for as performance and retention bonuses, compensation or otherwise) and adjustments thereof and purchase price adjustments, in each case paid in connection with Permitted Acquisitions or other permitted Investments or acquisitions, including those investments entered into prior the Closing Date;

(xv) any minority interest expense;

(xvi) the amount of costs relating to opening facilities, signing, retention and completion bonuses, relocation expenses, severance costs, recruiting expenses, costs, expenses and losses incurred in connection with any strategic or new initiatives, transition costs, and other business optimization expenses (including costs and expenses relating to business optimization programs), and new systems design and implementation costs;

(xvii) [reserved]without duplication of amounts added in determining Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for any prior Test Period pursuant to clause (b)(iv) above, any payments made pursuant to Section 6.4(k);

(xviii) [reserved];

(xix) expenses in the form of bonuses paid to employees in connection with Permitted Acquisitions or other Investments permitted under Section 6.6;

(xx) any Public Company Costs;

(xxi) the amount of “run-rate” cost savings, operating expense reductions and cost synergies projected by the Borrower in good faith to result from (A) actions taken and (B) actions committed to be taken or expected to be taken no later than eighteen (18) months after any acquisition, disposition or operational change, in each case, which cost savings, operating expense reductions and cost synergies will be determined by the Borrower in good faith and calculated on a Pro Forma Basis as though such cost savings, operating expense reductions and cost synergies had been realized on the first day of the Test Period for which Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA is being determined; and

 

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(xxii) costs, expenses, charges and losses in connection with research and development related to distribution and commercialization rights; minus

(c) the sum of, in each case to the extent included in the calculation of Consolidated Net Income, but without duplication:

(i) extraordinary, unusual or non-recurring cash gains of such Person for such Test Period increasing Consolidated Net Income; and

(ii) all non-cash items of such Person for such Test Period increasing Consolidated Net Income, including gains on cancellation of debt purchased at less than par (in each case of or by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for such period), other than the accrual of revenue in the ordinary course and excluding any such items which represent the reversal in such Test Period of any accrual of, or cash reserve for, anticipated cash charges in any prior period to the extent such amount was deducted in determining Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for such prior period;

provided that the amounts included in Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for any Test Period pursuant to subclauses (vii), (ix) (other than any payment in connection with the OIG Matter), (xvi), (xxi) (other than adjustments thereunder, in an aggregate amount not to exceed $20,000,000, pertaining to the Oyster Mergers or the Oyster Reorganization), (xxii) and (viii) (solely with respect to cash expenses incurred by discontinued operations at the time of close and on an ongoing basis) of clause (b) above will not in the aggregate exceed 25% of Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for such Test Period (prior to giving effect to amounts added-back pursuant to such subclauses); provided further that any determination of whether any item is extraordinary, unusual or non-recurring shall be made by the Borrower in its reasonable judgment in consultation with the Administrative Agent.

Consolidated Interest Expense” means, with respect to any Person for any Test Period, the total consolidated interest expense of such Person and its Subsidiaries for such Test Period determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, plus, without duplication (and solely to the extent such items were deducted in the calculation of Consolidated Net Income):

(a) imputed interest on Finance Leases of such Person and its Subsidiaries for such Test Period;

(b) commissions, discounts and other fees, charges and expenses owed by such Person and its Subsidiaries with respect to letters of credit securing financial obligations, bankers’ acceptance financing and receivables financings for such Test Period;

(c) amortization of debt issuance costs, debt discount, or premium and other debt or equity financing fees and expenses incurred by such Person and its Subsidiaries for such Test Period including net costs under Rate Contracts or other derivative instruments entered into for the purpose of hedging interest rate risk and any commitment fees payable thereunder;

(d) cash contributions to any employee stock ownership plan or similar trust made by such Person and its Subsidiaries to the extent such contributions are used by such plan or trust to pay interest or fees to any Person (other than such Person or a wholly-owned Subsidiary) in connection with Indebtedness incurred by such plan or trust for such Test Period;

 

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(e) all interest paid or payable with respect to discontinued operations of such Person and its Subsidiaries for such Test Period;

(f) the interest portion of any deferred payment obligations of such Person and its Subsidiaries for such Test Period; and

(g) all interest on any Indebtedness of such Person and its Subsidiaries that is (i) Indebtedness of others secured by any Lien on property owned or acquired by such Person or its Subsidiaries, whether or not the obligations secured thereby have been assumed, but limited to the fair market value of such property or (ii) contingent obligations of such Person or its Subsidiaries in respect of Indebtedness;

provided that Consolidated Interest Expense shall be calculated after giving effect to Rate Contracts related to interest rates (including associated costs), but excluding unrealized gains and losses with respect to such Rate Contracts; provided further, that when determining Consolidated Interest Expense in respect of any Test Period ending prior to the first anniversary of the Closing Date, Consolidated Interest Expense will be calculated by multiplying the aggregate Consolidated Interest Expense accrued since the Closing Date by 365 and then dividing such product by the number of days from and including the Closing Date to and including the last day of such Test Period. For purposes of this definition, interest on Finance Leases will be deemed to accrue at the interest rate reasonably determined by an Authorized Officer of the Borrower to be the rate of interest implicit in such Capitalized Lease Obligations in accordance with GAAP as in effect on the Closing Date.

Consolidated Net Income” means, for any Test Period:

(a) the net income (or loss) of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis for such Test Period taken as a single accounting period determined in conformity with GAAP, plus

(b) the income (or loss) of any Joint Venture or Unrestricted Subsidiary of the Borrower or any Subsidiary, solely, in the case of any income, to the extent of the amount of dividends or other distributions actually paid to the Borrower or any Subsidiary by such Joint Venture or Unrestricted Subsidiary during such Test Period, minus

(c) to the extent included in clause (a) above, an amount equal to the sum of (without duplication):

(i) with respect to any Person that is not a wholly-owned Subsidiary of the Borrower but whose net income is consolidated in whole or in part with the net income of the Borrower, the income (or loss) of such Person solely to the extent attributable to that portion of the Capital Stock in such Person that is not owned, directly or indirectly, by the Borrower during such Test Period; provided, the Borrower’s equity in the net income in such Person will be included in Consolidated Net Income up to the amount of dividends, distributions or other payments in respect of such equity that are paid in cash (or to the extent converted into cash) by such Person to the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries (and the Borrower’s equity in the net loss of such Person shall be included to the extent of the aggregate Investment of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries in such Person);

(ii) with respect to any Person that is not a wholly-owned Subsidiary of the Borrower but whose net income is consolidated in whole or in part with the net income of the Borrower, the income of such Person solely to the extent that the declaration or payment of dividends or similar distributions by such Person of that income is not permitted by operation of the terms of its Organizational Documents or any agreement, instrument or requirement of Law applicable to such Person during such Test Period; provided that Consolidated Net Income shall be increased by the amount of dividends or distributions or other payments that are actually paid by such Person to the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries in respect of such Test Period;

 

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(iii) the income (or loss) of any Person accrued prior to the date (x) such Person becomes a Subsidiary of the Borrower or is merged into or consolidated with the Borrower or any Subsidiary or (y) such Person’s assets are acquired by the Borrower or any Subsidiary;

(iv) any after-tax gains or losses attributable dispositions of property;

(v) earnings (or losses), including any non-cash impairment charge, resulting from any reappraisal, revaluation or write-up (or write-down) of assets during such Test Period;

(vi) (A) unrealized gains and losses with respect to Rate Contracts for such Test Period and the application of Accounting Standards Codification 815 (Derivatives and Hedging), as such Topic may be amended, updated or supplemented from time to time, and (B) any after-tax effect of income (or losses) for such Test Period that result from the early extinguishment of (x) Indebtedness, (y) obligations under any Rate Contracts or (z) other derivative instruments;

(vii) gains and losses due solely to fluctuations in currency values and the related tax effects determined in accordance with GAAP for such Test Period (including currency translation gains or losses related to currency remeasurements of Indebtedness (including any net gain (or loss) resulting from Rate Contracts for currency exchange risk)); and

(viii) the effects of adjustments (including the effects of such adjustments pushed down to such Person and its Subsidiaries) in the inventory, property and equipment, software, goodwill, other intangible assets, in-process research and development, deferred revenue, debt and unfavorable or favorable lease line items in such Person’s consolidated financial statements pursuant to GAAP for such Test Period resulting from the application of purchase accounting in relation to the Transactions or any acquisition consummated prior to the Closing Date and any Permitted Acquisition or other Investment or the amortization or write-off of any amounts thereof, net of taxes, for such Test Period.

Consolidated Total Debt” means, as at any date of determination, the aggregate stated balance sheet amount of all Indebtedness of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries referred to in the following clauses of the definition of “Indebtedness”: clauses (a), (b), (c) (but only with respect to any notes payable), (e) (but only to the extent that such indebtedness is recourse debt), (f) (but only to the extent that any letter of credit has been drawn and not reimbursed (provided that any unreimbursed amount under commercial letters of credit shall not be counted as Consolidated Total Debt until three Business Days after such amount is drawn (it being understood that any borrowing, whether automatic or otherwise, to fund such reimbursement shall be counted))) and (i) (to the extent relating to Indebtedness of the type described in clauses (a), (b), (c), (e) and (f) of the definition thereof), in each case determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP; provided that Consolidated Total Debt shall not include (x) Indebtedness in respect of obligations under Rate Contracts or (y) operating leases on the balance sheet of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries.

Contractual Obligation” means, as applied to any Person, any provision of any of the Securities issued by that Person or of any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, contract, undertaking, agreement or other instrument to which that Person is a party or by which it or any of its properties is bound or to which it or any of its properties is subject.

Contributing Guarantors” as defined in Section 7.2.

 

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Contribution Indebtedness” means Indebtedness of a Credit Party in an aggregate principal amount up to 100.0% of the net cash proceeds received by the Borrower since the Closing Date from the issue or sale of Capital Stock (other than Disqualified Capital Stock) of the Borrower or Capital Stock of a Parent of the Borrower the proceeds of which have been contributed to the Borrower or contributions to the common equity capital of the Borrower (in each case, other than Specified Equity Contributions or proceeds of sales of Capital Stock to the Borrower or any Subsidiary) to the extent such net cash proceeds or cash have not been otherwise utilized in accordance with the term of this Agreement and such net cash proceeds or cash have been designated as “Contribution Indebtedness” by the Borrower in a written certification to the Administrative Agent no less than 90 days after the receipt thereof; provided that (i) such Indebtedness does not mature prior to 91 days after the Latest Term Loan Maturity Date at the time such Indebtedness is incurred, or have a shorter Weighted Average Life to Maturity than the Term Loans at the time such Indebtedness is incurred; (ii) immediately before and after giving effect thereto and to the use of the proceeds thereof no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would result therefrom; and (iii) after giving effect thereto and the use of proceeds thereof, the Borrower and its Subsidiaries are in Pro Forma compliance with the Financial Covenants set forth in Section 6.7.

Controlled Entity” means, as to any Person, any other Person that is in control of, or is controlled by, such Person. For purposes of this definition, “control” of a Person means the power, directly or indirectly, to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such Person whether by contract or otherwise.

Controlled Investment Affiliate” means, as to any Person, any other Person which directly or indirectly is in control of, is controlled by, or is under common control with, such Person and is organized by such Person (or any Person controlling or controlled by such Person) primarily for making equity or debt investments, directly or indirectly, in the Borrower or other portfolio companies of such Person. For purposes of this definition, “control” of a Person means the power, directly or indirectly, to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of such Person, whether by contract or otherwise.

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 A-2.

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

Counterpart Agreement” means a Counterpart Agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit H.

Covered Entity” means any of the following:

(a) a “covered entity” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 252.82(b);

(b) a “covered bank” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R § 47.3(b); or

(c) a “covered FSI” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 382.2(b).

 

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Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness” means secured or unsecured Indebtedness of the Borrower in the form of (i) Refinancing Term Commitments or Refinancing Term Loans or (ii) other term loans or notes or revolving commitments governed by definitive documentation other than this Agreement; provided that:

(a) such Indebtedness is incurred or otherwise obtained (including by means of the extension or renewal of existing Indebtedness) in exchange for, or to extend, renew, replace, or refinance, in whole or part, any of the Term Loans, any Class of Term Loans, Revolving Loans or Revolving Commitments;

(b) such Indebtedness is in an original aggregate principal amount not greater than the Maximum Refinancing Amount;

(c) any such Indebtedness will not mature prior to the final maturity date of the Refinanced Indebtedness, or have a shorter Weighted Average Life to Maturity than the Refinanced Indebtedness;

(d) any mandatory prepayments (and, with respect to any Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness comprising Revolving Loans, to the extent commitments thereunder are permanently reduced or terminated) of:

(i) any Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness that comprises junior lien or unsecured notes or loans may not be made except to the extent that prepayments are (A) permitted hereunder and (B) to the extent required hereunder or pursuant to the terms of any Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness that is Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness, first made or offered to the Loans and any such Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness; and

(ii) any Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness that is Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness will be made on a pro rata basis or less than pro rata basis with the Initial Term Loans or Initial Revolving Commitments, as applicable (but not greater than a pro rata basis except for prepayments with the proceeds of Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness and in respect of an earlier maturing tranche);

(e) such Indebtedness is not incurred or guaranteed by any Person other than a Credit Party;

(f) if such Indebtedness is secured:

(i) such Indebtedness is not secured by any assets or property of the Borrower or any Subsidiary that does not constitute Collateral;

(ii) [reserved];

(iii) if such Indebtedness constitutes Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness, a debt representative acting on behalf of the holders of such Indebtedness has become party to or is otherwise subject to the provisions of a Pari Passu Lien Intercreditor Agreement; and

(iv) if such Indebtedness is secured on a junior basis to the Obligations, a debt representative, acting on behalf of the holders of such Indebtedness, has become party to or is otherwise subject to the provisions of a Junior Lien Intercreditor Agreement; and

 

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(g) the other terms applicable to such Indebtedness are either (i) substantially identical to or (taken as a whole as determined by the Borrower and the Administrative Agent) no more favorable to the lenders or holders providing such Indebtedness than those applicable to such Refinanced Indebtedness or (ii) otherwise on customary market terms (taken as a whole as determined by the Borrower in its reasonable judgment), including with respect to high yield debt securities to the extent applicable; provided that the Borrower will promptly deliver to the Administrative Agent final copies of the definitive credit documentation relating to such Indebtedness (unless the Borrower or applicable Subsidiary is bound by a confidentiality obligation with respect thereto, in which case the Borrower will deliver a reasonably detailed description of the material terms and conditions of such Indebtedness in lieu thereof); provided further, that this clause (g) will not apply to (1) terms addressed in the preceding clauses (a) through (f), (2) interest rate, fees, funding discounts and other pricing terms, (3) redemption, prepayment or other premiums, (4) optional prepayment terms, and (5) covenants and other terms that are (i) applied to the Loans and Commitments existing at the time of incurrence of such Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness (so that existing Lenders also receive the benefit of such provisions) and/or (ii) applicable only to periods after the Latest Term Loan Maturity Date at the time of incurrence of such Indebtedness.

Credit Date” means the date of a Credit Extension.

Credit Document” means any of (i) this Agreement, (ii) the Notes, if any, (iii) the Collateral Documents, (iv) the Wells Fee Letter, solely with respect to the provision regarding the annual administrative fee due to the Administrative Agent and any documents or certificates executed by the Borrower in favor of an Issuing Bank relating to Letters of Credit, (v) the Intercompany Subordination Agreement, (vi) any other subordination and intercreditor agreement (including any Pari Passu Lien Intercreditor Agreement or Junior Lien Intercreditor Agreement) entered into pursuant to the terms hereof and (vii) any Incremental Amendment, Refinancing Amendment or Extension Amendment.

Credit Extension” means the making of a Loan or the Issuing of a Letter of Credit.

Credit Party” means the Borrower and each Guarantor Subsidiary.

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

Default” means a condition or event that, after notice or lapse of time or both, would constitute an Event of Default.

Default Excess” means, with respect to any Defaulting Lender, the excess, if any, of such Defaulting Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of Loans of all of the Lenders (calculated as if all Defaulting Lenders (including such Defaulting Lender) had funded all of their respective Defaulted Loans) over the aggregate outstanding principal amount of all Loans of such Defaulting Lender.

Default Period” means, with respect to any Defaulting Lender, the period commencing on the date of the applicable Funding Default and ending on the earliest of the following dates: (a) the date on which all Commitments are cancelled or terminated and/or the Obligations or the Oyster Obligations are declared or become immediately due and payable, (b) with respect to any Funding Default (other than any such Funding Default arising pursuant to clause (e) of the definition of “Defaulting Lender”), the date on which (i) the Default Excess with respect to such Defaulting Lender will have been reduced to zero (whether by the funding by such Defaulting Lender of any Defaulted Loans of such Defaulting Lender or by the non-pro rata application of any voluntary or mandatory prepayments of the Loans in accordance with the terms of Section 2.13 or Section 2.14 or by a combination thereof) and (ii) such Defaulting Lender will have delivered to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent a written reaffirmation of its intention to honor its obligations hereunder with respect to its Commitments, and (c) the date on which the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders waive all Funding Defaults of such Defaulting Lender in writing.

 

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Default Right” has the meaning assigned to that term in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. §§ 252.81, 47.2 or 382.1, as applicable.

Defaulted Loan” as defined in Section 2.22.

Defaulting Lender” will mean any Lender that has (a) failed to fund its portion of any Loan, or any portion of its participation in any Letter of Credit or Swing Line Loan within two (2) Business Days of the date on which it will have been required to fund the same, unless such Lender notifies the Borrower that such failure is the result of such Lender’s determination that one or more conditions precedent to funding (each of which conditions precedent, together with any applicable default, will be specifically identified in such writing) has not been satisfied, (b) notified the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank, any Swing Line Lender or any other Lender in writing that it does not intend to comply with any of its funding obligations under this Agreement or has made a public statement to the effect that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations under this Agreement or under agreements in which it commits to extend credit generally unless such Lender notifies the Borrower that such failure is the result of such Lender’s determination that one or more conditions precedent to funding (each of which conditions precedent, together with any applicable default, will be specifically identified in such writing) has not been satisfied, (c) failed, within three Business Days after written request by the Administrative Agent or the Borrower, to confirm that it will comply with the terms of this Agreement relating to its obligations to fund prospective Loans (unless such failure is the result of such Lender’s good faith determination that one or more conditions precedent to funding (each of which conditions precedent, together with any applicable default, will be specifically identified in writing to the Borrower prior to such failure) cannot be satisfied) and participations in then outstanding Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans; provided that any such Lender will cease to be a Defaulting Lender under this clause (c) upon receipt of such confirmation by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, (d) otherwise failed to pay over to the Borrower, the Administrative Agent or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder within one Business Day of the date when due, (e) has become the subject of a Bail-In Action or (f)(i) been adjudicated as, or determined by any Governmental Authority having regulatory authority over such Lender or its properties or assets to be, insolvent or (ii) become the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, or has had a receiver, conservator, trustee, administrator, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar person charged with reorganization or liquidation of its business or custodian, appointed for it, or has taken any action in furtherance of, or indicating its consent to, approval of or acquiescence in any such proceeding or appointment, unless, in the case of any Lender referred to in this clause (f), the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, each Swing Line Lender and each Issuing Bank will be satisfied that such Lender intends, and has all approvals required to enable it, to continue to perform its obligations as a Lender hereunder. For the avoidance of doubt, a Lender will not be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of the Undisclosed Administration of such Lender or its Parent or of the ownership or acquisition of any Capital Stock in such Lender or its Parent by a Governmental Authority so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Lender (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender; provided that, as of any date of determination, the determination of whether any Lender is a Defaulting Lender hereunder will not take into account, and will not otherwise impair, any amounts funded by such Lender which have been assigned by such Lender to an SPC pursuant to Section 10.6. Any determination by the Administrative Agent that a Lender is a Defaulting Lender under any one or more of clauses (a) through (e) above will be conclusive and binding absent manifest error, and such Lender will be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender upon delivery of written notice of such determination by the Administrative Agent to the Borrower and each other Lender.

 

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Designated Non-Cash Consideration” means the fair market value of non-cash consideration received by the Borrower or any Subsidiary in connection with an Asset Sale pursuant to Section 6.8(e) that is designated as Designated Non-Cash Consideration pursuant to a certificate of an Executive Officer, setting forth the basis of such valuation (which amount will be reduced by the fair market value of the portion of the non-cash consideration converted to cash within one hundred eighty (180) days following the consummation of the applicable Asset Sale).

Disqualified Capital Stock” means any Capital Stock which, by its terms (or by the terms of any security or other Capital Stock into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable), or upon the happening of any event or condition (a) matures or is mandatorily redeemable (other than solely in exchange for Capital Stock that is not otherwise Disqualified Capital Stock), pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise, (b) is redeemable at the option of the holder thereof (other than solely in exchange for Capital Stock that is not otherwise Disqualified Capital Stock), in whole or in part, (c) provides for the scheduled payment of dividends in cash, or (d) is or becomes convertible into or exchangeable for Indebtedness or any other Capital Stock that would constitute Disqualified Capital Stock, in each case, prior to the date that is ninety-one (91) days after the Latest Term Loan Maturity Date, except, in the case of clauses (a) and (b), if 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 and all Oyster Obligations, the cancellation or expiration of all Letters of Credit and the termination of the Commitments; provided, if such Capital Stock is issued pursuant to a plan for the benefit of future, current or former employees, directors or officers of the Borrower or any Subsidiary or by any such plan to such employees, directors or officers, such Capital Stock will not constitute Disqualified Capital Stock solely because they may be required to be repurchased by the Borrower or a Subsidiary in order to satisfy applicable statutory or regulatory obligations or as a result of such employee’s, director’s or officer’s termination, death or disability.

Disqualified Lender” means (a) any person identified by name in writing to the Lead Arrangers on or prior to November 15, 2019, (b) any other Person that is identified by name in writing to the Lead Arrangers (if after November 15, 2019 and prior to the Closing Date) or the Administrative Agent (on or after the Closing Date), to the extent such person is a competitor or is an affiliate of a competitor of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries, which supplement to the Disqualified Lender List shall become effective three (3) Business Days after delivery thereof to the Lead Arrangers or the Administrative Agent, as applicable and (c) any affiliate of any person referred to in clauses (a) or (b) above that is (I) clearly identifiable as such solely on the basis of the similarity of its name or (II) identified as such by name in writing to the Administrative Agent, which supplement to the Disqualified Lender List shall become effective three (3) Business Days after delivery thereof to the Administrative Agent; provided, that (i) any supplement to the Disqualified Lender List shall not apply retroactively to disqualify any Persons that have previously acquired an assignment or participation interest in the Loans and Commitments and (ii) a “competitor” or an affiliate of a competitor shall not include any bona fide fixed income investors or debt funds (other than a bona fide fixed income investors or debt fund that has been identified in writing pursuant to clause (a) above) that is engaged in making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of business which is managed, sponsored or advised by any Person controlling, controlled by or under common control with such competitor or affiliate thereof, as applicable, and for which no personnel involved with the competitive activities of its affiliates (x) makes any investment decisions for such fixed income investors or debt fund, as applicable or (y) has access to any information (other than information publicly available) relating to the Borrower or its Subsidiaries from such fixed income investors or debt fund, as applicable.

 

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Disqualified Lender List” means the list of Disqualified Lenders identified by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent in writing prior to the Closing Date, as such list of Disqualified Lenders may be supplemented from time to time pursuant to the definition of “Disqualified Lender”.

Dollar Equivalent” means, at any time as to any amount denominated in any Agreed Currency other than Dollars, the equivalent amount in Dollars as determined by the Administrative Agent at such time on the basis of the Exchange Rate for the purchase of Dollars with such Agreed Currency, on the most recent Calculation Date for such currency.

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

Documentation Agent” means BBVA USADNB Capital LLC, in its capacity as Documentation Agent hereunder.

Domestic Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary organized under the laws of the United States of America, any State thereof or the District of Columbia.

E-Fax” means any system used to receive or transmit faxes electronically.

E-Signature” means the process of attaching to or logically associating with an Electronic Transmission an electronic symbol, encryption, digital signature or process (including the name or an abbreviation of the name of the party transmitting the Electronic Transmission) with the intent to sign, authenticate or accept such Electronic Transmission.

E-System” means any electronic system approved by the Administrative Agent, including IntraLinks® and ClearPar® and any other Internet or extranet-based site, whether such electronic system is owned, operated or hosted by the Administrative Agent, any of its Related Persons or any other Person, providing for access to data protected by passcodes or other security system.

Early Opt-in Election” means the occurrence of:

(a) (i) a determination by the Administrative Agent or (ii) a notification by the Required Lenders to the Administrative Agent (with a copy to the Borrower) that the Required Lenders have determined that U.S. dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities being executed at such time, or that include language similar to that contained in Section 2.18(e) are being executed or amended, as applicable, to incorporate or adopt a new benchmark interest rate to replace the Eurodollar Rate, and

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

(b) (i) the joint election by the Administrative Agent or (ii) the election by the Required Lenders to declare that an Early Opt-in Election has occurredand the Borrower to trigger a fallback from USD LIBOR and the provision, as applicable, by the Administrative Agent of written notice of such election to the Borrower and the Lenders or by the Required Lenders of written notice of such election to the Administrative Agent.

 

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

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

EEA Resolution Authority” means any public administrative authority or any person entrusted with public administrative authority of any EEA Member Country (including any delegee) having responsibility for the resolution of any EEA Financial Institution.

“Electronic Record” has the meaning assigned to that term in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 15 U.S.C. 7006.

“Electronic Signature” has the meaning assigned to that term in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 15 U.S.C. 7006.

Electronic Transmission” means each document, instruction, authorization, file, information and any other communication transmitted, posted or otherwise made or communicated by e-mail or E-Fax, or otherwise to or from an E-System.

Eligible Assignee” means, in each case, subject to the proviso at the end of this definition, (a) any Lender, any Affiliate of any Lender and any Related Fund (any two or more Related Funds being treated as a single Eligible Assignee for all purposes hereof), (b) any Person (other than a Natural Person and/or the Borrower or any of the Borrower’s Subsidiaries or Affiliates) in compliance with Section 10.6(c)(ii) or (c) any Approved Fund; provided that in no event will (i) a Disqualified Lender be an Eligible Assignee without the Borrower’s consent (which may be withheld in its sole discretion) and (ii) any Defaulting Lender or any of its Subsidiaries, or any Person who, upon becoming a Lender hereunder, would constitute any of the foregoing Persons in this clause (ii) be an Eligible Assignee.

Eligible Currency” means any currency other than Dollars (a) that is readily available, (b) that is freely traded, (c) in which deposits are customarily offered to banks in the London interbank market, (d) that is convertible into Dollars in the international interbank market and (e) as to which a Dollar Equivalent may be readily calculated. If, after the designation by an Issuing Bank of any currency as an Agreed Currency, (x) currency control or other exchange regulations are imposed in the country in which such currency is issued with the result that different types of such currency are introduced, (y) such currency is, in the reasonable determination of the applicable Issuing Bank, no longer readily available or freely traded or (z) in the reasonable determination of the applicable Issuing Bank, a Dollar Equivalent Amount of such currency is not readily calculable, the applicable Issuing Bank shall promptly notify the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, and such currency shall no longer be an Agreed Currency until such time as an Issuing Bank agrees to reinstate such currency as an Agreed Currency.

Employee Benefit Plan” means any “employee benefit plan” as defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA which is or was sponsored, maintained or contributed to by, or required to be contributed by the Borrower, any of its Subsidiaries or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates.

Environmental Claim” means any investigation, notice, notice of violation, claim, action, suit, proceeding, demand, abatement order or other order or directive (conditional or otherwise), by any Governmental Authority or any other Person, arising (a) pursuant to or in connection with any actual or alleged Environmental Liability or violation of any Environmental Law; (b) in connection with 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 health, safety, natural resources or the environment.

 

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Environmental Laws” means any and all current or future foreign or domestic, federal or state (or any subdivision of either of them) Laws, Governmental Authorizations, or any other requirements of Governmental Authorities relating to (a) the environment, natural resources and environmental matters, including those relating to any Hazardous Materials Activity; (b) the generation, use, storage, transportation or disposal of Hazardous Materials; or (c) occupational health and safety, land use or the protection of human, plant or animal health or welfare, in any manner applicable to the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or any Facility.

Environmental Liabilities” means all Liabilities (including costs of Remedial Actions, natural resource damages and costs and expenses of investigation and feasibility studies, including the cost of environmental consultants and attorneys’ costs) that may be imposed on, incurred by or asserted against any Credit Party or any Subsidiary of any Credit Party as a result of, or related to, (a) any actual or alleged violation of any Environmental Law; (b) any Release or threatened Release; (c) any Remedial Action or Hazardous Materials Activity; or (d) any contract, agreement or other consensual arrangement pursuant to which liability is assumed or imposed with respect to any of the foregoing.

ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended from time to time, and any successor thereto.

ERISA Affiliate” means, as applied to any Person, (a) any entity, whether or not incorporated, that is under common control with the Person within the meaning of Section 4001(a)(14) of ERISA, (b) any corporation which is a member of a controlled group of corporations within the meaning of Section 414(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of which that Person is a member; (c) any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) which 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 that Person is a member; and (d) any member of an affiliated service group within the meaning of Section 414(m) or (o) of the Internal Revenue Code of which that Person, any corporation described in clause (b) above or any trade or business described in clause (c) above is a member. Any former ERISA Affiliate of the Borrower or Subsidiary will continue to be considered an ERISA Affiliate of any the Borrower or such Subsidiary within the meaning of this definition with respect to the period such entity was an ERISA Affiliate of the Borrower or such Subsidiary and with respect to liabilities arising after such period for which the Borrower or such Subsidiary could be liable under the Internal Revenue Code or ERISA.

ERISA Event” means (a) a “reportable event” within the meaning of Section 4043 of ERISA and the regulations issued thereunder with respect to any Pension Plan; (b) the filing pursuant to Section 412 of the Internal Revenue Code or Section 302 of ERISA of an application for a waiver of the minimum funding standard with respect to any Pension Plan, the failure to meet the minimum funding standard of Section 412 of the Internal Revenue Code or Section 302 or 303 of ERISA with respect to any Pension Plan (whether or not waived in accordance with Section 412(c) of the Internal Revenue Code) or 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 to make any required contribution to a Multiemployer Plan; (c) the provision by the administrator of any Pension Plan pursuant to Section 4041(a)(2) of ERISA of a notice of intent to terminate such plan in a distress termination described in Section 4041(c) of ERISA; (d) the withdrawal by the Borrower or any Subsidiary or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates from any Pension Plan with two or more non-related contributing sponsors or the termination of any such Pension Plan resulting in liability to the Borrower, any Subsidiary or any of their respective Affiliates pursuant to Section 4063 or 4064 of ERISA; (e) the institution by the PBGC of proceedings to terminate any Pension Plan or

 

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Multiemployer Plan, or the occurrence of any event or condition which could reasonably constitute grounds under ERISA for the termination of, or the appointment of a trustee to administer, any such plan; (f) the imposition of any liability under Title IV of ERISA on the Borrower, any Subsidiary or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates, other than for PBGC premiums due but not delinquent under Section 4007 of ERISA; (g) the withdrawal of the Borrower, any 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, or the receipt by the Borrower, any Subsidiary or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates of notice from any Multiemployer Plan that it is in “endangered” or “critical” status (within the meaning of Sections 431 or 432 of the Internal Revenue Code or Sections 304 or 305 of ERISA), or in “critical and declining status” (within the meaning of Section 305 of ERISA) or in insolvency pursuant to Section 4245 of ERISA, or that it intends to terminate or has terminated under Section 4041A or 4042 of ERISA; (h) the occurrence of an act or omission which could give rise to the imposition on the Borrower, any Subsidiary or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates of fines, penalties, taxes or related charges under Chapter 43 of the Internal Revenue Code or under Section 409, Section 502(c), (i) or (l), or Section 4071 of ERISA in respect of any Employee Benefit Plan; (i) the assertion of a material 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 Subsidiary or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates in connection with any Employee Benefit Plan; (j) receipt from the Internal Revenue Service of notice of the failure of any Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan (or any other Employee Benefit Plan intended to be qualified under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code) to qualify under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the failure of any trust forming part of any such plan to qualify for exemption from taxation under Section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code; (k) the imposition of a Lien pursuant to Section 430(k) of the Internal Revenue Code or pursuant to ERISA with respect to any Pension Plan; (l) the occurrence of a non-exempt “prohibited transaction” with respect to which the Borrower or any Subsidiary is a “disqualified person” or a “party in interest” (within the meaning of Section 4975 of the Internal Revenue Code or Section 406 of ERISA, respectively) or which could reasonably be expected to result in Liability to the Borrower or any Subsidiary; (m) a determination that any Pension Plan is, or is expected to be, in “at risk” status (as defined in Section 430(j) of the Internal Revenue Code or Section 303 of ERISA); or (n) the imposition of liability on the Borrower or any 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.

“Erroneous Payment” as defined in Section 9.14(a).

“Erroneous Payment Deficiency Assignment” as defined in Section 9.14(d).

“Erroneous Payment Impacted Class” as defined in Section 9.14(d).

“Erroneous Payment Return Deficiency” as defined in Section 9.14(d).

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

Euro” means the lawful currency of any member state of the European Union that has the euro as its lawful currency in accordance with legislation of the European Union relating to economic and monetary union.

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

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

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

Notwithstanding the foregoing, (x) in no event shall the Eurodollar Base Rate (including any Benchmark Replacement with respect thereto) be less than 0%the applicable Floor and (y) unless otherwise specified in any amendment to this Agreement entered into in accordance with Section 2.18(e), in the event that a Benchmark Replacement with respect to the Eurodollar Base Rate is implemented then all references herein to the Eurodollar Base Rate shall be deemed references to such Benchmark Replacement.

Eurodollar Rate” means, with respect to any Eurodollar Rate Loan for any Interest Period, an interest rate per annum equal to (a) the Eurodollar Base Rate for such Interest Period multiplied by (b) the Statutory Reserve Rate.

Eurodollar Rate Loan” means a Loan bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Eurodollar Rate.

Event of Default” means each of the conditions or events set forth in Section 8.1.

Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended from time to time, and any successor statute.

Exchange Rate” means, on any day, for purposes of determining the Dollar Equivalent of any Eligible Currency, the rate at which such other currency may be exchanged into Dollars at the time of determination on such day on the Bloomberg WCR Page for such currency. If such rate does not appear on any Bloomberg WCR Page, the Exchange Rate shall be determined by reference to such other publicly available service for displaying exchange rates as may be selected by the Administrative Agent, or, in the event no such service is selected, such Exchange Rate shall instead be the arithmetic average of the spot

 

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rates of exchange of the Administrative Agent in the market where its foreign currency exchange operations in respect of such currency are then being conducted, at or about such time as the Administrative Agent shall elect after determining that such rates shall be the basis for determining the Exchange Rate, on such date for the purchase of Dollars for delivery two Business Days later; provided that, if at the time of any such determination, for any reason, no such spot rate is being quoted, the Administrative Agent, after consultation with the Borrower, may use any reasonable method it deems in good faith appropriate to determine such rate, and such determination shall be presumed correct absent manifest error.

Excluded Assets” has the meaning assigned to that term in the Pledge and Security Agreement.

Excluded Subsidiary” means (a) each Immaterial Subsidiary, (b) each Unrestricted Subsidiary, (c) each Foreign Subsidiary, (d) each Foreign Subsidiary Holding Company, (e) each direct or indirect Subsidiary of any Foreign Subsidiary or any Foreign Subsidiary Holding Company, (f) each Subsidiary to the extent that such Subsidiary is prohibited or restricted by any applicable Law from guaranteeing the Obligations, (g) each Subsidiary if, and for so long as, the guarantee of the Obligations by such Subsidiary would require the consent, approval, license or authorization of a Governmental Authority or under any binding Contractual Obligation with any Person other than the Borrower or any Subsidiary existing on the Closing Date (or, if later, the date such Subsidiary is acquired (so long as such Contractual Obligation is not incurred in contemplation of such acquisition)), except to the extent such consent, approval, license or authorization has actually been obtained; it being understood and agreed that there shall not be a requirement to seek to obtain any such consent, (h) each Subsidiary that is not a wholly owned Subsidiary of the Borrower or a Guarantora Credit Party, (i) each special purpose securitization vehicle (or similar entity), (j) each Subsidiary that is a not-for-profit organization, (k) each Captive Insurance Subsidiary and (l) each Subsidiary with respect to which, as determined by the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, the cost of providing a guarantee is excessive in view of the benefits to be obtained by the Lenders; in each case of this definition, unless such Subsidiary is designated as a Guarantor pursuant to the definition of “Guarantors.”

Excluded Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Guarantor, any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, and only for so long as, all or a portion of the guaranty of such Guarantor of, or the grant by such Guarantor of a security interest to secure, such Swap Obligation (or any guaranty thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof) by virtue of such Guarantor’s failure for any reason to constitute an “eligible contract participant” (determined after giving effect to any applicable keep well, support or other agreement for the benefit of such Guarantor and any and all guarantees of such Guarantor’s Swap Obligations by other Credit Parties) as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act and the regulations thereunder (determined after giving effect to Section 7.14) at the time the guaranty of such Guarantor, or a grant by such Guarantor of a security interest, becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation. If a Swap Obligation arises under a master agreement governing more than one swap, such exclusion will apply only to the portion of such Swap Obligation that is attributable to swaps for which the guaranty or security interest is or becomes excluded in accordance with the first sentence of this definition.

Excluded Tax” means any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to any 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, and including branch profits taxes) and franchise 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) imposed on any Recipient as a result of a present or former connection between such Recipient and the jurisdiction of the Governmental Authority imposing such Tax or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein (other than such connection arising from

 

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any such Recipient having executed, delivered, become a party to, performed its obligations or received a payment 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 Credit Document or Loan); (b) in the case of a Lender, U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed on amounts payable to or for the account of such Lender with respect to an applicable interest in a Loan or Commitment pursuant to a Law in effect on the date on which such Lender (i) acquires such interest in the Loan or Commitment or otherwise becomes a party to this Agreement (other than pursuant to an assignment request by the Borrower under Section 2.23) or (ii) 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 became a party hereto or to such Lender immediately before it changed its lending office; (c) Taxes that are attributable to the failure by any Recipient to deliver the documentation required to be delivered pursuant to Section 2.20(f) or Section 2.20(g); and (d) Taxes imposed under FATCA.

Executive Officer” means, as applied to any Person, any individual holding the position of chairman of the Board of Directors, chief executive officer, chief financial officer, chief operating officer, chief compliance officer, chief legal officer and any other executive officer having substantially the same authority and responsibility as any of the foregoing.

Executive Order No. 13224” means Executive Order No. 13224 of September 23, 2001 Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism.

Existing Credit Agreement” means that certain Credit and Guaranty Agreement, dated as of November 15, 2016 (as amended, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified prior to the date hereof), among the Borrower, the several lenders from time to time party thereto and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent and collateral agent.

Existing Letters of Credit” means those letters of credit existing on the Closing Date and identified on Schedule 1.1.

Extended Revolving Credit Commitment” as defined in Section 10.5(g)(i)(2).

Extended Term Lender” as defined in Section 10.5(g)(i)(3).

Extended Term Loans” as defined in Section 10.5(g)(i)(3).

Extension” as defined in Section 10.5(g)(i).

Extension Amendment” as defined in Section 10.5(g)(iii).

Extension Offer” as defined in Section 10.5(g)(i).

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, any Subsidiary or any of their respective predecessors or Affiliates.

Fair Share” as defined in Section 7.2.

“Fair Share Contribution Amount as defined in Section 7.2.

 

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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 agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, any intergovernmental agreement between a non-U.S. jurisdiction and the United States with respect to the foregoing and any law or regulation (or official interpretation thereof) adopted pursuant to any such intergovernmental agreement.

“FCA” as defined in Section 1.8.

FCPA” means the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (15 U.S.C. §§78dd-1 et seq.).

Federal Funds Effective Rate” means, for any day, the rate calculated by the NYFRB based on such day’s federal funds transactions by depositary institutions (as determined in such manner as the NYFRB shall set forth on its public website from time to time) and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the NYFRB as the federal funds effective rate.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Website” means the website of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source.

Finance Lease” means, as applied to any Person, any lease of any property (whether real, personal or mixed) by that Person as lessee that, in conformity with GAAP as in effect on the Closing Date, is or should be accounted for as a finance lease or capital lease on the balance sheet of that Person; provided that for all purposes hereunder the amount of obligations under any Finance Lease shall be the amount thereof accounted for as a liability in accordance with GAAP as in effect on January 1, 2019.

Financial Officer Certification” means, with respect to the financial statements for which such certification is required, the certification of the chief financial officer, treasurer, controller or other officer with equivalent duties of the Borrower that such financial statements fairly present, in all material respects, the financial condition of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries as at the dates indicated and the results of their operations and their cash flows for the periods indicated, subject to changes resulting from audit and normal year-end adjustments and the absence of footnotes.

Financial Covenants” are, as of any date of determination, the covenants set forth in Section 6.7(a) as applicable on such date.

Financial Plan” as defined in Section 5.1(k).

First Lien Net Leverage Ratio” means, as of any date, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Total Debt of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries that is secured by a Lien on the Collateral that ranks pari passu with the Liens on the Collateral securing the Obligations outstanding as of the most recently ended Test Period, minus up to $50,000,000 of Unrestricted Cash as of such date to (b) Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for the most recently ended Test Period, all of the foregoing determined on a Pro Forma Basis.

First Oyster Merger” as defined in the definition of “Oyster Merger Agreement”.

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 31st of each calendar year.

 

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Flood Hazard Property” means any improved portion of a Material Real Estate Asset subject to a Mortgage in favor of the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, and located in an area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (or any successor thereto) as having special flood or mud slide hazards.

Flood Insurance Laws” means, collectively, (i) the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 (which comprehensively revised the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 and the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973) as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto, (ii) the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto, and (iviii) the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto.

“Floor” means (a) with respect to any Incremental Term Loan, Extended Term Loan or Refinancing Term Loan, the applicable floor determined pursuant to Section 2.24, Section 2.26 and Section 10.5(g), as applicable, and (b) for any other purpose, 0.0%.

“Foreign Casualty Event as defined in Section 2.15(f)(i).

Foreign Currency Letter of Credit” means a Letter of Credit denominated in any Available Foreign Currency.

“Foreign Disposition as defined in Section 2.15(f)(i).

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

Foreign Subsidiary Holding Company” means any Subsidiary that has no material assets other than the Capital Stock (or Capital Stock and Indebtedness) of one or more CFCs or other Foreign Subsidiary Holding Companies.

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

Funding Default” as defined in Section 2.22(d).

“Funding Guarantor as defined in Section 7.2.

Funding Notice” means a notice substantially in the form of Exhibit A-1.

GAAP” means, subject to the limitations on the application thereof set forth in Section 1.2 and in the definition of Finance Lease, United States generally accepted accounting principles in effect as of the date of determination thereof; provided, however, that if the Borrower notifies the Administrative Agent that the Borrower requests an amendment to any provision hereof to eliminate the effect of any change occurring after the Closing Date in GAAP or in the application thereof (including through the adoption of IFRS) on the operation of such provision (or if the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower that the Required Lenders request an amendment to any provision hereof for such purpose), regardless of whether any such notice is given before or after such change in GAAP or in the application thereof (including through the adoption of IFRS), 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. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, all leases of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries that are treated as operating leases for purposes of GAAP on January 1, 2019 shall continue to be accounted for as operating leases regardless of any change in or application of GAAP following such date that would otherwise require such leases to be treated as Finance Leases.

 

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Government Official” means (a) any official, officer, employee or representative of, or any Person acting in an official capacity for or on behalf of, any Governmental Authority, (b) any political party or party official or candidate for political office or (c) any official, officer, employee, or any Person acting in an official capacity for or on behalf of, any company, business, enterprise or other entity owned (in whole or in substantial part) controlled by or Affiliated (as defined without reference to clause (a) of the second sentence set forth in the definition of “Affiliate”) with a Governmental Authority.

Governmental Acts” 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 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 a state of the United States, the United States, or a foreign entity or government in a jurisdiction where the Borrower and its Subsidiaries operate the Businesses.

Governmental Authorization” means any permit, license, authorization, plan, directive, consent order or consent decree of or from any Governmental Authority.

Granting Lender” as defined in Section 10.6(k).

Grantor” as defined in the Pledge and Security Agreement.

Guarantor” means (i) each Guarantor Subsidiary and (ii) to the extent that any Person, if any, becomes the direct Parent of the Borrower and such Parent elects, in its sole discretion, to Guarantee the Obligations (it being understood that there is no requirement for any such Parent to give such Guaranty) by executing a supplement to the Guaranty in substantially the form attached thereto, then such Parent shall be a Guarantor hereunder; provided that, with respect to any such Parent that is not organized under the laws of the United States of America, any State thereof or the District of Columbia, the Required Lenders shall have granted their consent to such Parent as a Guarantor taking into account the local laws and regulations in the jurisdiction of such Parent’s organization and operations, and the availability and enforceability of guarantees and security to be provided by such Parent, and all documentation of such guarantees and security and related filings (if applicable) shall be in form and substance satisfactory to the Required Lenders.

Guarantor Subsidiary” means each Subsidiary of the Borrower (other than an Excluded Subsidiary). The Borrower may, in its sole discretion, cause any Subsidiary that is not required to be a Guarantor to Guarantee the Obligations by causing such Subsidiary to execute a supplement to the Guaranty in substantially the form attached thereto, and any such Subsidiary shall be a Guarantor hereunder for all purposes; provided that with respect to any Subsidiary that is not a Domestic Subsidiary, the Required Lenders shall have granted their consent to such Subsidiary as a Guarantor taking into account the local laws and regulations in the jurisdiction of such Subsidiary’s organization and operations, and the availability and enforceability of guarantees and security to be provided by such Subsidiary, and all documentation of such guarantees and security and related filings (if applicable) shall be in form and substance satisfactory to the Required Lenders.

 

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Guaranty” means the guaranty of each Guarantor set forth in Section 7.

Hazardous Materials” means any chemical, material, substance or waste, (i) exposure to, or the Release of which is prohibited, limited or regulated by any Governmental Authority, (ii) which may or could result in liability under Environmental Law, or (iii) which may or could pose a hazard to human health and safety or to the indoor or outdoor environment, including any gasoline or petroleum (including crude oil or any fraction thereof) or petroleum products, asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls, urea-formaldehyde insulation, toxic mold and biomedical waste.

Hazardous Materials Activity” means any past, current, proposed or threatened activity, event or occurrence involving any Hazardous Materials, including the use, manufacture, possession, storage, holding, presence, existence, location, Release, threatened Release, discharge, placement, generation, transportation, processing, construction, treatment, abatement, removal, remediation, disposal, disposition or handling of any Hazardous Materials, and any corrective action or response action with respect to any of the foregoing.

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 which are presently in effect or, to the extent allowed by law, under such applicable laws which may hereafter be in effect and which allow a higher maximum non-usurious interest rate than applicable laws now allow.

Historical Financial Statements” means as of the Closing Date, with respect to the Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries, (i) the audited consolidated balance sheets as of December 31, 2017 and 2018 and the related audited consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive (loss) income, statements of changes in members’ equity and cash flows for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2018, and (ii) the unaudited consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2019 and the related unaudited consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive (loss) income and statements of changes in members’ equity and cash flows for the nine months then ended, in each case together with the notes thereto.

“IBA” as defined in Section 1.8.

IFRS” means International Financial Reporting Standards and applicable accounting requirements set by the International Accounting Standards Board or any successor thereto (or the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Accounting Principles Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, or any successor to either such Board, or the SEC, as the case may be), as in effect from time to time.

Immaterial Subsidiary” means on any date, any Subsidiary of the Borrower that has less than 2.5% of consolidated total assets on a Pro Forma Basis and generates less than 2.5% of annual consolidated revenues of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries as reflected on the most recent financial statements delivered pursuant to Section 5.1(a) prior to such date; provided that if, at any time and from time to time after the Closing Date (or such longer period as the Administrative Agent may agree in its sole discretion), Domestic Subsidiaries that are not Guarantors solely because they meet the thresholds set forth above comprise in the aggregate more than (when taken together with the consolidated total assets of the Subsidiaries of such Domestic Subsidiaries at the last day of the most recent Test Period) 5.0% of consolidated total assets of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries as of the end of the most recently ended Test Period or more than (when taken together with the revenues of the Subsidiaries of such Domestic Subsidiaries for such Test Period) 5.0% of the consolidated revenues of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries for such Test Period, then the Borrower shall, not later than forty-five (45) days after the date by which financial statements for such Test Period were required to be delivered pursuant to this Agreement (or such longer period as the Administrative Agent may agree in its reasonable discretion), (i) cause one or more Domestic Subsidiaries to comply with the provisions of Section 5.10 with respect to any such Subsidiaries so that the foregoing excess is eliminated.

 

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“Increased Cost Lender as defined in Section 2.23(a).

“Incremental Amendment has the meaning specifiedas defined in Section 2.24(e).

“Incremental Amount has the meaning specifiedas defined in Section 2.24(c).

Incremental Equivalent Debt” means Indebtedness of any one or more Credit Parties in the form of loans or notes that constitute Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness or Junior Lien Indebtedness or that are unsecured; provided that:

(a) the aggregate principal amount of all Incremental Equivalent Debt on any date such Indebtedness is incurred will not, together with any Incremental Revolving Facilities and/or Incremental Term Facilities previously incurred, exceed the Incremental Amount (on the same basis as the Borrower may incur Incremental Facilities pursuant to the fourth, fifth and sixth sentences of Section 2.24(c), but substituting “Incremental Equivalent Debt” for “Incremental Facility” therein); provided that (i) loans or notes that constitute Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness will only be incurred when the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio, after giving effect to the incurrence thereof on a Pro Forma Basis and excluding the cash proceeds to the Borrower or the Subsidiaries therefrom (but otherwise giving effect to the use of such proceeds), would not exceed 3.253.50:1.00; provided that such ratio level shall increase to 3.503.75:1.00 in connection with any Material Permitted Acquisition that results in the Financial Covenant level set forth in Section 6.7(a)(i) to increase and for any other Incremental Equivalent Debt incurred to finance a Material Permitted Acquisition during the duration of such increase, (ii) loans or notes that constitute Junior Lien Indebtedness will only be incurred when the Secured Net Leverage Ratio, after giving effect to the incurrence thereof on a Pro Forma Basis and excluding the cash proceeds to the Borrower or the Subsidiaries therefrom (but otherwise giving effect to the use of such proceeds), would not exceed 3.253.50:1.00; provided that such ratio level shall increase to 3.503.75:1.00 in connection with any Material Permitted Acquisition that results in the Financial Covenant level set forth in Section 6.7(a)(i) to increase and for any other Incremental Equivalent Debt incurred to finance a Material Permitted Acquisition during the duration of such increase and (iii) unsecured loans or notes will only be incurred when the Total Net Leverage Ratio, after giving effect to the incurrence thereof on a Pro Forma Basis and excluding the cash proceeds to the Borrower or the Subsidiaries therefrom (but otherwise giving effect to the use of such proceeds), would not exceed 3.253.50:1.00; provided that such ratio level shall increase to 3.503.75:1.00 in connection with any Material Permitted Acquisition that results in the Financial Covenant level set forth in Section 6.7(a)(i) to increase and for any other Incremental Equivalent Debt incurred to finance a Material Permitted Acquisition during the duration of such increase;

(b) (i) any Incremental Equivalent Debt that constitutes Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness will not mature prior to the maturity date of each of the Initial Term Loans and the Term A-1 Loans and (ii) any Incremental Equivalent Debt that constitutes Junior Lien Indebtedness or unsecured Indebtedness will not mature prior to the date that is 91 days after the maturity date of each of the Initial Term Loans and the Term A-1 Loans;

(c) any Incremental Equivalent Debt will not have a shorter Weighted Average Life to Maturity than the Initial Term Loans or the Term A-1 Loans;

(d) any Incremental Equivalent Debt that is secured (i) will not be secured by any property or assets of the Borrower or any Subsidiary other than the Collateral and (ii) will be subject to a Pari Passu Lien Intercreditor Agreement or Junior Lien Intercreditor Agreement, as applicable;

 

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(e) any Incremental Equivalent Debt constituting Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness may participate on a pro rata basis or less than pro rata basis (but not greater than a pro rata basis except for prepayments with the proceeds of a Permitted Refinancing and in respect of an earlier maturing tranche) with the then-existing Term Loans in any mandatory prepayments hereunder, and any mandatory prepayments of any Incremental Equivalent Debt that is unsecured or Junior Lien Indebtedness may not be made except to the extent that prepayments are offered, to the extent required under this Agreement or any Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness, first on a pro rata basis to the Term Loans and any applicable Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness;

(f) Incremental Equivalent Debt will not be guaranteed by any Person other than the Credit Parties;

(g) with respect to any Incremental Equivalent Debt incurred as Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness in the form of term loans, the MFN Adjustment will apply to any such Incremental Equivalent Debt (but the MFN Adjustment will not apply to any other Incremental Equivalent Debt);

(h) subject to the provisions set forth in Section 1.5 with respect to any Limited Condition Transaction, no Default or Event of Default will have occurred and be continuing on the date such Incremental Equivalent Debt is incurred, or would occur immediately after giving effect thereto; and

(i) Other Applicable Incurrence Requirements shall apply, mutatis mutandis.

For the avoidance of doubt, if the Borrower shall incur indebtedness as Incremental Equivalent Debt under the Incremental Fixed Amount substantially concurrently with the incurrence of indebtedness under any of the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio, Secured Net Leverage Ratio and/or Total Net Leverage Ratio tests described above, such applicable ratio will be calculated with respect to such incurrence without regard to any incurrence of indebtedness under the Incremental Fixed Amount. Unless the Borrower elects otherwise, each Incremental Equivalent Debt will be deemed incurred first under the applicable First Lien Net Leverage Ratio, Secured Net Leverage Ratio and/or Total Net Leverage Ratio to the extent permitted, with the balance incurred under the Incremental Fixed Amount. If any of the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio, Secured Net Leverage Ratio and/or Total Net Leverage Ratio tests described above for the incurrence of any Incremental Equivalent Debt would be satisfied on a Pro Forma Basis as of the end of any Fiscal Quarter, the classification shall be deemed to have occurred automatically.

“Incremental Facility has the meaning specifiedas defined in Section 2.24(a).

Incremental Fixed Amount” means, as of the date of measurement, (a) the greater of (i) $100,000,000 and (ii) 100% of TTM Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA on a Pro Forma Basis as of the applicable date of determination, minus (b) the aggregate amount of Incremental Term Loans previously incurred in reliance on this definition, minus (c) the aggregate amount of Revolving Credit Commitments previously committed in reliance on this definition to fund Incremental Revolving Facilities, minus (d) the aggregate amount of all Incremental Equivalent Debt previously incurred in reliance on this definition, plus (e) the aggregate principal amount of any prepayments of Term Loans made pursuant to Section 2.13(a) to the extent not funded with the proceeds of Funded Debt, plus (f) the aggregate principal amount of any reductions of the Revolving Credit Commitments made pursuant to Section 2.13(b) to the extent not funded with the proceeds of Funded Debt.

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Incremental Ratio Amount” means an aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness that, after giving effect to the incurrence thereof on a Pro Forma Basis and excluding the cash proceeds to the Borrower or the Subsidiaries therefrom (but otherwise giving effect to the use of such proceeds), would not result in, with respect to any Incremental Facility or Incremental Equivalent Debt to be incurred as Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness, the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio being equal to or greater than 3.253.50:1.00 for the most recently ended Test Period; provided that such ratio level shall increase to 3.503.75:1.00 in connection with any Material Permitted Acquisition that results in the Financial Covenant level set forth in Section 6.7(a)(i) to increase and for any other Incremental Facility or Incremental Equivalent Debt incurred to finance a Material Permitted Acquisition during the duration of such increase.

“Incremental Revolving Facilities has the meaning specifiedas defined in Section 2.24(a).

“Incremental Revolving Loans has the meaning specifiedas defined in Section 2.24(a).

“Incremental Term Facilities has the meaning specifiedas defined in Section 2.24(a).

“Incremental Term Loans has the meaning specifiedas defined in Section 2.24(a).

Incremental Term Loan Commitment” means the commitment of a Lender to make or otherwise fund an Incremental Term Loan and “Incremental Term Loan Commitments” means such commitments of all Lenders in the aggregate.

Incremental Term Loan Exposure” means, with respect to any Lender, as of any date of determination, the outstanding principal amount of the Incremental Term Loans of such Lenders; provided, at any time prior to the making of the Incremental Term Loans, the Incremental Term Loan Exposure of any Lender will be equal to such Lender’s Incremental Term Loan Commitment.

Indebtedness,” as applied to any Person, means, without duplication, (a) all indebtedness for borrowed money; (b) that portion of obligations with respect to Finance Leases that is properly classified as a liability on a balance sheet in conformity with GAAP as in effect of the date hereof; (c) notes payable and drafts accepted representing extensions of credit whether or not representing obligations for borrowed money; (d) any obligation owed for all or any part of the deferred purchase price of property or services to the extent the same would be required to be shown as a liability on the balance sheet of such Person prepared in accordance with GAAP; (e) all indebtedness secured by any Lien on any property or asset owned or held by that Person regardless of whether the indebtedness secured thereby will have been assumed by that Person or is nonrecourse to the credit of that Person (provided that the amount of such Indebtedness for purposes of this clause (e) will be the lesser of the fair market value of such property at such date of determination and the amount of Indebtedness so secured); (f) the face amount of any letter of credit issued for the account of that Person or as to which that Person is otherwise liable for reimbursement of drawings; (g) [reserved], (h) Disqualified Capital Stock; (i) the direct or indirect guaranty, endorsement (otherwise than for collection or deposit in the ordinary course of business), co-making, discounting with recourse or sale with recourse by such Person of Indebtedness of any other Person in respect of items in clauses (a)-(g) of this definition other than by endorsement of negotiable instruments for collection in the ordinary course of business; (j) [reserved]; (k) [reserved]; and (l) obligations of such Person in respect of any exchange traded or over the counter derivative transaction, including any Rate Contract, whether entered into for hedging or speculative purposes; provided that in no event (i) will obligations under any Rate Contract be deemed “Indebtedness” for the purpose of calculating any ratio contemplated by this Agreement and (ii) will operating leases of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries be deemed “Indebtedness” for any purpose under this Agreement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in clause (f) of this definition, to the extent any letter of credit issued for the benefit of the Borrower or any Subsidiary (a “Primary LC”) is supported (including any “back-to-back” arrangement) by a another letter of credit (including any Letter of Credit hereunder) also issued for the benefit of the Borrower or any Subsidiary (the “Supporting LC”), to the extent that any both such Primary LC and the relevant Supporting LC would constitute “Indebtedness” for any purpose under this Agreement, then the Primary LC and the relevant Support LC shall be deemed to be a single obligation in an amount equal to the amount of Indebtedness attributable to the Primary LC (and any corresponding amount of the Supporting LC that also would then constitute “Indebtedness” will be disregarded).

 

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For all purposes hereof, the Indebtedness of any Person will (A) include the Indebtedness of any partnership or Joint Venture (other than a Joint Venture that is itself a corporation or limited liability company) in which such Person is a general partner or a joint venturer, except to the extent such Person’s liability for such Indebtedness is otherwise limited and only to the extent such Indebtedness would be included in the calculation of Consolidated Total Debt and (B) in the case of Subsidiaries that are not Credit Parties, exclude loans and advances made by Credit Parties having a term not exceeding 364 days (inclusive of any roll over or extensions of terms) and made in the ordinary course of business solely to the extent the aggregate principal amount of all such loans and advances at any time outstanding does not exceed $2,000,0004,000,000 solely to the extent that such intercompany loans and advances are evidenced by one or more notes in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and pledged as Collateral. The amount of Indebtedness of any Person for purposes of clause (e) will be deemed to be equal to the lesser of (i) the aggregate unpaid amount of such Indebtedness and (ii) the fair market value (as determined by such Person in good faith) of the property encumbered thereby as determined by such Person in good faith.

Indemnified Liabilities” means, collectively, any and all liabilities (including Environmental Liabilities), obligations, losses, damages (including natural resource damages), penalties, claims (including Environmental Claims), actions, judgments, suits, costs (including the costs of any Remedial Action), expenses and disbursements of any kind or nature whatsoever (including the reasonable and documented fees and disbursements of counsel for Indemnitees in connection with any investigative, administrative or judicial proceeding or hearing commenced or threatened by any Person, whether or not any such Indemnitee will be designated as a party or a potential party thereto, and any reasonable and documented out-of-pocket fees or expenses incurred by Indemnitees in enforcing this indemnity), whether direct, indirect or consequential 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 cause 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 or the use or intended use of the proceeds thereof, 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 Guaranty)); (b) the Wells Fee Letter and any Contractual Obligation entered into in connection with any Approved Electronic Communications; (c) any Environmental Claim or any Hazardous Materials Activity relating to or arising from, directly or indirectly, any past or present activity, operation, land ownership, or practice of the Borrower or any Subsidiary; or (d) any investigation, litigation or other proceeding relating to any of the foregoing, whether or not brought by any such Indemnitee or any of its Related Persons, any holders of securities or creditors (and including attorneys’ fees in any case), whether or not any such Indemnitee, Related Person, holder or creditor is a party thereto, and whether or not based on any securities or commercial law or regulation or any other Law or theory thereof, including common law, equity, contract, tort or otherwise.

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

Indemnitee” as defined in Section 10.3(a).

“Initial Credit Extension as defined in Section 3.1.

 

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Initial Revolving Borrowing” means one or more borrowings of Revolving Loans in amounts not to exceed up to $10,000,000 (including for working capital purposes and/or to pay Transaction Costs).

Initial Revolving Commitment” means the commitment of a Lender set forth on Appendix A-2 to make or otherwise fund any Revolving Loan and to acquire participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans hereunder, and “Initial Revolving Commitments” means such commitments of all of the Lenders in the aggregate. The amount of each Lender’s Initial Revolving Commitment, if any, is subject to any adjustment or reduction pursuant to the terms and conditions hereof. The aggregate amount of the Initial Revolving Commitments as of the Closing Date is $50,000,000.

Initial Term Loan” means a Term Loan made by a Lender to the Borrower on the Closing Date pursuant to Section 2.1(a).

Initial Term Loan Commitment” means the commitment of a Lender to make or otherwise fund an Initial Term Loan and “Initial Term Loan Commitments” means such commitments of all of the Lenders in the aggregate. The amount of each Lender’s Initial Term Loan Commitment, if any, is set forth on Appendix A-1 or in the applicable Assignment Agreement, subject to any adjustment or reduction pursuant to the terms and conditions hereof. The aggregate amount of the Initial Term Loan Commitments as of the Closing Date is $200,000,000.

Initial Term Loan Exposure” means, with respect to any Lender, as of any date of determination, the outstanding principal amount of the Initial Term Loans of such Lender; provided, at any time prior to the making of the Initial Term Loans, the Initial Term Loan Exposure of any Lender will be equal to such Lender’s Initial Term Loan Commitment.

“Initial Term Loan Note” means a promissory note in the form of Exhibit B-1, as it may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

Intellectual Property” has the meaning set forth in the Pledge and Security Agreement.

Intercompany Subordination Agreement” means the Intercompany Subordination Agreement to be executed by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries substantially in the form of Exhibit K.

Interest Coverage Ratio” means, as of any date, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for the most recently ended Test Period to (b) Consolidated Interest Expense paid in cash and net of cash interest income for the most recently ended Test Period, in each case for the Test Period as of such date, all of the foregoing determined on a Pro Forma Basis.

Interest Payment Date” means with respect to (a) any Base Rate Loan, the last Business Day of each Calendar Quarter, commencing on the first such date to occur after the borrowing of such Loan and the final maturity date or conversion date of such Loan; and (b) any Eurodollar Rate Loan, the last day of each Interest Period applicable to such Loan; provided that in the case of each Interest Period of longer than three months “Interest Payment Date” will also include each date that is three months, or an integral multiple thereof, after the commencement of such Interest Period.

Interest Period” means, in connection with a Eurodollar Rate Loan, an interest period of one-, two-, three- or six-months (or if available twelve-months or other periods, in each case, with the consent of each applicable Lender), as selected by the Borrower in the applicable Funding Notice or Conversion/Continuation Notice, (a) initially, commencing on the Credit Date or Conversion/Continuation Date thereof, as the case may be; and (b) thereafter, commencing on the day on which the immediately preceding Interest Period expires; provided that (i) if an Interest Period would otherwise expire on a day

 

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that is not a Business Day, such Interest Period will expire on the next succeeding Business Day unless no further Business Day occurs in such month, in which case such Interest Period will expire on the immediately preceding Business Day; (ii) any Interest Period that begins on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period) will, subject to clauses (iii) and (iv) of this definition, end on the last Business Day of a calendar month; (iii) no Interest Period with respect to any portion of any Class of Term Loans will extend beyond such Class’s Term Loan Maturity Date; and (iv) no Interest Period with respect to any portion of the Revolving Loans will extend beyond the Revolving Credit Commitment Termination Date applicable to such Revolving Loans.

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, and any successor statute.

Investment” means (a) any direct or indirect purchase or other acquisition by the Borrower or any Subsidiary of, or of a beneficial interest in, any of the Securities of any other Person; (b) any direct or indirect redemption, retirement, purchase or other acquisition for value, by any Subsidiary from any Person, of any Capital Stock of such Person; (c) any direct or indirect loan, advance or capital contribution by the Borrower or any Subsidiary to any other Person, including all indebtedness and accounts receivable from that other Person that are not current assets or did not arise from sales to that other Person in the ordinary course of business; and (d) the purchase or other acquisition of property and assets or businesses of any Person or of assets constituting a business unit, a line of business or division of such Person, a facility or Capital Stock in a Joint Venture or other Capital Stock in another Person that, upon the consummation thereof, will be a Subsidiary (including as a result of a merger or consolidation) or, in the case of a purchase or acquisition of assets (other than Capital Stock), will be owned by the Borrower or a Subsidiary. The amount of any Investment will be the original cost of such Investment plus the cost of all additions thereto, without any adjustments for increases or decreases in value, or write-ups, write-downs or write-offs with respect to such Investment, but net of any return, whether a return of capital, interest, dividend or otherwise, with respect to such Investment.

Issuance Notice” means an Issuance Notice substantially in the form of Exhibit A-3.

Issue” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, to issue, extend the expiration date of, renew (including by failure to object to any automatic renewal on the last day such objection is permitted), increase the face amount of, or reduce or eliminate any scheduled decrease in the face amount of, such Letter of Credit, or to cause any Person to do any of the foregoing. The terms “Issued” and “Issuance” have correlative meanings.

Issuing Bank” means each of (a) with respect to Letters of Credit issued hereunder on or after the Closing Date, (i) Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder and (ii) any (A) Lender, (B) Affiliate of a Lender and (C) other bank or legally authorized Person, in each case under this clause (ii), that agrees to act in such capacity and reasonably acceptable to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, in such Person’s capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder and (b) with respect to the Existing Letters of Credit, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., in its capacity as issuer thereof.

 

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Joint Venture” means (a) any Person which would constitute an “equity method investee” of the Borrower or any Subsidiary and (b) any Person in whom the Borrower or any Subsidiary beneficially owns any Capital Stock that is not a Subsidiary (other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary); provided that in no event will any Subsidiary of any Person be considered a Joint Venture of such Person.

“Judgment Currency as defined in Section 10.26(a).

“Junior Financing” means any Junior Lien Indebtedness, any Subordinated Debt and any unsecured Indebtedness, in each case in excess of the Threshold Amount.

Junior Lien Indebtedness” means any Indebtedness of any Credit Party that is secured by Liens on Collateral that rank junior in priority to the Liens that secure the Obligations.

Junior Lien Intercreditor Agreement” means an Intercreditor Agreement, in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Borrower, the Collateral Agent and the applicable debt representatives for Junior Lien Indebtedness permitted hereunder.

“L/C Reimbursement Agreement as defined in Section 2.4(a).

Latest Term Loan Maturity Date” means, as at any date of determination, the latest maturity or expiration date applicable to any Term Loan (including any Incremental Term Loan), as extended in accordance with this Agreement from time to time.

Laws” means any federal, state, local or foreign law (including common law), statute, code or ordinance, or any rule or regulation promulgated by any Governmental Authority.

LCT Election” as defined in Section 1.5.

LCT Test Date” as defined in Section 1.5.

Lead Arrangers” means Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and Truist Securities, Inc. (formerly known as SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc.), in their respective capacities as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners hereunder.

Lender” means, collectively, (a) each Person listed on the signature pages hereto as a Lender holding a Commitment or a Loan and (b) any other Person (other than a Natural Person) that becomes a party hereto pursuant to an Assignment Agreement and holds a Commitment or a Loan. Unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the term “Lenders” will include the Swing Line Lenders.

Lender Presentation” means that certain lender presentation dated November 12, 2019.

Lending Office” means, with respect to any Lender, the office or offices of such Lender specified as its “Lending Office” beneath its name on Appendix B hereto or in the administrative questionnaire delivered by such Lender to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, or, in each case, such other office or offices of such Lender as it may from time to time notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.

Letter of Credit” means a commercial or standby letter of credit Issued or to be Issued by an Issuing Bank pursuant to this Agreement and the Existing Letters of Credit.

Letter of Credit Obligations” means all outstanding obligations incurred by any Issuing Bank or any Lender at the request of the Borrower, whether direct or indirect, contingent or otherwise, due or not due, in connection with the Issuance or any other amendment to Letters of Credit by any Issuing Bank or the purchase of a participation as set forth in Section 2.4(e) with respect to any Letter of Credit. The amount

 

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of such Letter of Credit Obligations will equal the maximum amount that may be payable by the Issuing Banks and the Lenders thereupon or pursuant thereto; provided that such calculation will, with respect to Foreign Currency Letters of Credit, be made using the Dollar Equivalent of any Foreign Currency Letters of Credit with respect to amounts denominated in Available Foreign Currencies.

Letter of Credit Sublimit” means, as of any date of determination, the lower of the following amounts: (a) $7,500,000 and (b) the aggregate amount of the Revolving Credit Commitments as of such date minus the Total Utilization of Revolving Credit Commitments as of such date.

Letter of Credit Usage” means, as at any date of determination, the sum of (a) the maximum aggregate amount which is, or at any time thereafter may become, available for drawing under all Letters of Credit then outstanding, 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; provided that such calculation will, with respect to Foreign Currency Letters of Credit, be made using the Dollar Equivalent of any Foreign Currency Letters of Credit with respect to amounts denominated in Available Foreign Currencies.

Liabilities” means all claims, actions, suits, judgments, damages, losses, liability, obligations, responsibilities, fines, penalties, sanctions, costs, fees, taxes, commissions, charges, disbursements and expenses (including those incurred upon any appeal or in connection with the preparation for and/or response to any subpoena or request for document production relating thereto), in each case of any kind or nature (including interest accrued thereon or as a result thereto and fees, charges and disbursements of financial, legal and other advisors and consultants), whether joint or several, whether or not indirect, contingent, consequential, actual, punitive, treble or otherwise.

Lien” means (a) any lien, mortgage, pledge, assignment, security interest, charge or encumbrance of any kind (including any agreement to give any of the foregoing, any conditional sale or other title retention agreement, and any lease in the nature thereof) and any option, trust or other preferential arrangement having the practical effect of any of the foregoing and (b) in the case of Securities, any purchase option, call or similar right of a third party with respect to such Securities; provided that in no event shall an operating lease in and of itself be deemed a Lien.

Limited Condition Transaction” means any Permitted Acquisition, other Investment, irrevocable (which can be conditional) repayment or redemption of, or offer to purchase, any Indebtedness permitted hereunder by any one or more of the Borrower and/or one or more of its Subsidiaries whose consummation is not conditioned on the availability of, or on obtaining, third party financing.

Loan” means an Initial Term Loan, a Term A-1 Loan, an Incremental Term Loan, an Extended Term Loan, a Refinancing Term Loan, a Revolving Loan (including any Incremental Revolving Loan) or a Swing Line Loan.

Margin Stock” means “margin stock” as such term is defined in Regulation U of the Board of Governors as in effect from time to time.

Material Adverse Effect” means a material adverse effect with respect to (a) the business, operations, properties, assets or financial condition of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, (b) the ability of the Credit Parties, taken as a whole, to fully and timely perform their payment obligations under this Agreement or any other Credit Document, (c) the legality, validity, binding effect or enforceability against a Credit Party of a Credit Document to which it is a party or (d) the rights, remedies and benefits available to, or conferred upon, any Agent and any Lender or any Secured Party under any Credit Document.

 

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Material Permitted Acquisition” means any Permitted Acquisition with a purchase price in excess of $25,000,000.

Material Real Estate Asset” means any fee-owned Real Estate Asset located in the United States having a fair market value (determined in good faith by the Borrower) in excess of $7,500,000 as of the date of the acquisition thereof.

Maximum Refinancing Amount” means, with respect to any Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness, Permitted Refinancing or other refinancing, the principal amount (including interest paid in kind or otherwise capitalized to principal) and/or undrawn commitments, as applicable, of such Refinanced Indebtedness plus the sum of (i) the amount of all accrued and unpaid interest on such Refinanced Indebtedness, (ii) the amount of any premiums (including tender premiums), make-whole amounts or penalties on such Refinanced Indebtedness, (iii) the amount of all fees (including any exit consent fees) on such Refinanced Indebtedness, (iv) the amount of all fees (including commitment, underwriting, structuring, ticking and closing fees), commissions, costs, expenses and other amounts associated with such Refinancing Indebtedness and (v) the amount of all original issue discount and upfront fees associated with such Refinancing Indebtedness (“Refinancing Amount”); provided that (1) to the extent on the date of such Permitted Refinancing the Borrower has capacity under the clause of Section 6.1 pursuant to which such Refinanced Indebtedness was initially incurred (or to which such Refinanced Indebtedness at such time has been classified, as applicable) to incur additional principal amount of the same type as the Refinanced Indebtedness (“Additional Incurrence Capacity”), then the Borrower and its Subsidiaries may incur Refinancing Indebtedness in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed the maximum Additional Incurrence Capacity if greater than the Refinancing Amount; provided further, that the amount of Refinancing Indebtedness incurred in reliance on the Additional Incurrence Capacity will be considered to have been incurred under the clause of Section 6.1 pursuant to which such Refinanced Indebtedness was initially incurred (or to which such Refinanced Indebtedness at such time has been classified, as applicable).

MFN Adjustment” means, with respect to the incurrence of any Incremental Term Loans, Incremental Equivalent Debt that is Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness in the form of term loans (but not notes or securities) or Permitted Ratio Debt that is Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness in the form of term loans (but not notes or securities), in each case during the first 12 months following the Closing Date, in the event that the All-In Yield applicable to such Indebtedness exceeds the All-In Yield of the Initial Term Loans at the time of such incurrence by more than 50 basis points, then the interest rate margins for the Initial Term Loans will automatically be increased on the date of incurrence of such specified Indebtedness to the extent necessary so that the All-In Yield of the Initial Term Loans is equal to the All-In Yield of such specified Indebtedness minus 50 basis points (provided that any increase in All-In Yield of the Initial Term Loans due to the increase in a Eurodollar Base Rate floor on such specified Indebtedness will be effected solely through an increase in any Eurodollar Rate floor applicable to the Initial Term Loans).

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

Mortgage” means a mortgage, deed of trust, deed to secure debt or other document creating a Lien on any Real Estate Asset or any interest in any Real Estate Asset, as applicable, made in favor of the Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties in form reasonably acceptable to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.

Multiemployer Plan” means any Employee Benefit Plan which is a “multiemployer plan” as defined in Section 3(37) of ERISA.

NAIC” means The National Association of Insurance Commissioners and any successor thereto.

 

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Narrative Report” means, with respect to the financial statements for which such narrative report is required, a narrative report describing the results of operations and financial condition of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries in the form prepared for presentation to senior management thereof for the applicable Fiscal Quarter or Fiscal Year and for the period from the beginning of the Fiscal Year in which such Fiscal Quarter occurs to the end of such Fiscal Quarter.

“Natural Person” means a natural person, or a holding company, investment vehicle or trust for, or owned and operated for the primary benefit of, a natural person.

“Net Cash Proceeds means:

(a) with respect to any Asset Sale subject to Section 2.14(a) or Casualty Event subject to Section 2.14(b), an amount equal to: (i) cash payments (including any cash received by way of release from escrow or deferred payment pursuant to, or by monetization of, a note receivable or otherwise, but only as and when so received) received by the Borrower or any Subsidiary from such Asset Sale, minus (ii) any bona fide direct costs incurred in connection with such Asset Sale, including (A) Taxes payable (including related Tax Payments) in connection with such Asset Sale (including taxes imposed on the distribution or repatriation of such Net Cash Proceeds), (B) payment of the outstanding principal amount of, premium or penalty, if any, interest and breakage costs on any Indebtedness (other than the Loans or any Incremental Equivalent Debt) that is secured by a Lien on the stock or assets in question (and, to the extent such stock or assets constitute Collateral, which Lien is senior to the Lien of Agent or is pari passu with the Lien of Agent to the extent permitted hereunder) and that is required to be repaid under the terms thereof as a result of such Asset Sale, (C) a reserve for any purchase price adjustment or indemnification payments (fixed or contingent) established in accordance with GAAP or attributable to seller’s indemnities and representations and warranties to purchaser in respect of such Asset Sale undertaken by the Borrower or any Subsidiary in connection with such Asset Sale, (D) the out-of-pocket expenses, costs and fees (including with respect to legal, investment banking, brokerage, advisor and accounting and other professional fees, sales commissions and disbursements, survey costs, title insurance premiums and related search and recording charges, transfer taxes and deed or mortgage recording taxes or following a Casualty Event, restoration costs) in each case actually incurred in connection with such sale or disposition and payable to a Person that is not an Affiliate of the Borrower, (E) in the case of any Asset Sale or Casualty Event by a non-wholly owned Subsidiary, the pro rata portion of the Net Cash Proceeds thereof attributable to minority interests and not available for distribution to or for the account of the Borrower as a result thereof and (F) any reserve for adjustment in respect of (x) the sale price of such asset or assets established in accordance with GAAP and (y) any liabilities associated with such asset or assets and retained by the Borrower or any Subsidiary after such sale or other disposition thereof, including pension and other post-employment benefit liabilities and liabilities related to environmental matters or against any indemnification obligations associated with such transaction, it being understood that “Net Cash Proceeds” shall include the amount of any reversal (without the satisfaction of any applicable liabilities in cash in a corresponding amount) of any reserve described in this subclause (F); and

(b) with respect to the sale, incurrence or issuance of any Indebtedness by the Borrower or any Subsidiary, the excess, if any, of (A) the sum of the cash and Cash Equivalents received in connection with such incurrence or issuance minus (B) the sum of Taxes paid or reasonably estimated to be payable as a result thereof, fees (including investment banking fees, attorneys’ fees, accountants’ fees, underwriting fees and discounts), commissions, costs and other out-of-pocket expenses and other customary expenses, incurred by the Borrower or such Subsidiary in connection with such sale, incurrence or issuance.

“Non-Consenting Lender as defined in Section 2.23(c).

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Non-U.S. Lender” means a Lender (including any Issuing Bank) that is not a United States person as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Nonpublic Information” means material information with respect to the Borrower, any Subsidiary or their respective securities which has not been disseminated in a manner making it available to investors generally, within the meaning of Regulation FD.

Note” means a Term Loan Note, a Revolving Loan Note or a Swing Line Note.

Notice” means a Funding Notice, an Application, an Issuance Notice or a Conversion/Continuation Notice.

NYFRB” means the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

NYFRB Rate” means, for any day, the greater of (a) the Federal Funds Effective Rate in effect on such day and (b) the Overnight Bank Funding Rate in effect on such day (or for any day that is not a Banking Day, for the immediately preceding Banking Day); provided that if none of such rates are published for any day that is a Business Day, the term “NYFRB Rate” means the rate for a federal funds transaction quoted at 11:00 a.m. on such day received to the Administrative Agent from a Federal funds broker of recognized standing selected by it; provided, further, that if any of the aforesaid rates shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.

Obligations” means all obligations of every nature of each Credit Party from time to time owed to any Agent (including any former Agent), any Lender, any Issuing Bank, any Indemnitee or any other Secured Party under any Credit Document (including, without limitation, Letter of Credit Obligations), any obligations owed to any Secured Swap Provider under any Secured Rate Contract, or any obligations owed to any Bank Product Provider in respect of Bank Product Obligations under any Bank Product Agreement, in each case, whether for principal, premium, interest (including interest premiums, fees and other amounts incurred during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or similar proceeding, whether or not due and payable and whether or not allowed or allowable in such proceeding), reimbursement of amounts drawn under Letters of Credit, payments for early termination of Secured Rate Contracts, fees, expenses, indemnification or otherwise; provided that the Obligations with respect to any Guarantor shall exclude all Excluded Swap Obligations of such Guarantor; provided further that (a) prior to the Oyster Debt Assumption, the Obligations shall exclude all of the Oyster Obligations and (b) from and after, and subject to the occurrence of, the Oyster Debt Assumption, the Oyster Obligations shall (without duplication of any such obligations that otherwise constitute Obligations) automatically and irrevocably become (and be subsumed by the definition of) Obligations (to the extent such Oyster Obligations would otherwise constitute “Obligations” but for the operation of the preceding clause (a)) without any further action by any Person. For the avoidance of doubt, “Obligations” will include obligations arising under any Incremental Term Loan or any Extended Term Loan.

Obligee Guarantor” as defined in Section 7.6.

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

OFAC Lists” means, collectively, the SDN List and/or any other list of terrorists or other restricted Persons maintained by OFAC.

OIG Matter” means the “OIG Matter” as disclosed in the Lender Presentation.

 

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Organizational Documents” means (a) with respect to any corporation, its certificate or articles of incorporation or organization, as amended, and its by-laws, as amended, (b) with respect to any limited partnership, its certificate 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 articles of organization, as amended, and its operating agreement, as amended. 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” will only be to a document of a type customarily certified by such governmental official.

“Other Applicable Incurrence Requirements as defined in Section 2.24(g).

Other Taxes” means all present or future stamp, court or documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes that arise from any payment made under, from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, from the receipt or perfection of a security interest under, or otherwise with respect to, any Credit Document, except any such Taxes that are imposed as a result of a present or former connection between a Recipient and the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (other than connections arising from such Recipient having executed, delivered, become a party to, performed its obligations under, received payments under, received or perfected a security interest under, engaged in any other transaction pursuant to or enforced any Credit Document or sold or assigned an interest in any Loan or Credit Document) imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 2.23).

Overnight Bank Funding Rate” means, for any day, the rate comprised of both overnight federal funds and overnight Eurodollar borrowings by U.S.-managed banking offices of depository institutions (as such composite rate shall be determined by the NYFRB as set forth on its public website from time to time) and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the NYFRB as an overnight bank funding rate (from and after such date as the NYFRB shall commence to publish such composite rate).

“Oyster Bank Product Obligations” means all Bank Product Obligations (determined for this purpose as if all references therein to the Borrower were references to the Oyster Borrower) of any Oyster Credit Party or any of its Subsidiaries.

“Oyster Bank Product Agreement” means any agreement evidencing Oyster Bank Product Obligations.

“Oyster Bank Product Provider” means a Lender or Agent or any Affiliate of a Lender or Agent that in each case that provides Bank Products to the Oyster Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries (or a Person who was a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender at the time of execution and delivery of an Oyster Bank Product Agreement), whether or not such Person subsequently ceases to be a Lender, an Agent or an Affiliate of a Lender or Agent, in any case, that has executed and delivered to the Administrative Agent a letter agreement in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent pursuant to which such Lender, Agent or Affiliate of such Lender or Agent appoints the Administrative Agent and the Collateral Agent as agents under the applicable Oyster Credit Documents.

“Oyster Borrower means (xa) prior tofrom the Second Amendment Effective Date until the consummation of the First Oyster Merger, Oyster Merger Sub I, (yb) from the consummation of the First Oyster Merger until the consummation of the Second Oyster Merger, Oyster Target, and (c) from and after the consummation of the FirstSecond Oyster Merger but prior tountil the consummation of the SecondOyster Debt Assumption, Oyster Merger, the Oyster Target and (z) Sub II; it being understood and agreed that from and after the consummation of the Second Oyster Merger, Oyster Merger Sub IIOyster Debt Assumption, all of the obligations of the Oyster Borrower under the Oyster Credit Documents shall become obligations of the Borrower.

 

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“Oyster Collateral” means, collectively, all of the real, personal and mixed property (including Capital Stock) in which Liens are granted or purported to be granted pursuant to the Oyster Collateral Documents as collateral security for the Oyster Obligations; provided that Oyster Collateral shall not include any Oyster Excluded Assets or any other property or assets specifically excluded from the scope of any grant clause under any other Oyster Collateral Document unless (as to any Oyster Credit Party) such Oyster Credit Party hereafter agrees in writing that any such Oyster Excluded Asset, asset or property shall constitute Oyster Collateral hereunder.

“Oyster Collateral Documents” means the Oyster Pledge and Security Agreement, and all other instruments, documents and agreements delivered by any Oyster Credit Party pursuant to this Agreement or any of the other Oyster Credit Documents in order to grant to the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Oyster Secured Parties, a Lien on any real, personal or mixed property of that Oyster Credit Party as security for the Oyster Obligations.

“Oyster Credit Document” means any of (i) this Agreement, (ii) the Term A-1 Loan Notes, if any, (iii) the Oyster Collateral Documents and (iv) the Oyster Guaranty.

“Oyster Credit Parties” means the Oyster Borrower and the Oyster Guarantor Subsidiaries.

“Oyster Debt Assumption” means (a) the assumption by the Borrower of all of the rights and obligations of the Oyster Borrower as the borrower in respect of the Term A-1 Loans, upon which the Oyster Borrower shall cease to constitute (and be released from all of its obligations as) the borrower in respect of the Term A-1 Loans, pursuant to an assumption agreement in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, (b) the concurrent joinder of each Oyster Credit Party as a Guarantor Subsidiary pursuant a Counterpart Agreement and (c) in connection with the transactions described in clause (a) and clause (b) of this definition, the execution and delivery to the Agents of all documentation of the type that would be required pursuant to Section 5.10(b) in connection with a Subsidiary becoming a Guarantor Subsidiary, including without limitation, resolutions authorizing the Borrower’s execution and delivery of the assumption documentation referenced in clause (a) and performance of such assumption documentation and the Credit Documents as supplemented thereby and the Borrower’s and each Oyster Credit Party’s execution and delivery of the Counterpart Agreement and performance of its obligations with respect to such Counterpart Agreement and each of the Credit Documents supplemented thereby.

“Oyster Default” means a condition or event that, after notice or lapse of time or both, would constitute an Oyster Event of Default.

“Oyster Event of Default” means each of the conditions or events set forth in Section 11.5.

“Oyster Excluded Assets” has the meaning assigned to the term “Excluded Assets” in the Oyster Pledge and Security Agreement.

“Oyster Excluded Subsidiary” means (a) each Foreign Subsidiary of the Oyster Borrower, (b) each Foreign Subsidiary Holding Company that is a Subsidiary of the Oyster Borrower, (c) each direct or indirect Subsidiary of any Person that meets the requirements of clause (a) or clause (b) above, (d) each Subsidiary to the extent that such Subsidiary is prohibited or restricted by any applicable Law from guaranteeing the Oyster Obligations, (e) each Subsidiary if, and for so long as,

 

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the guarantee of the Oyster Obligations by such Subsidiary would require the consent, approval, license or authorization of a Governmental Authority or under any binding Contractual Obligation existing on the Second Amendment Effective Date with any Person other than the Borrower or any Subsidiary or the Oyster Borrower or any Subsidiary thereof, except to the extent such consent, approval, license or authorization has actually been obtained; it being understood and agreed that there shall not be a requirement to seek to obtain any such consent, (f) each Subsidiary that is not a wholly owned Subsidiary of an Oyster Credit Party, (g) each special purpose securitization vehicle (or similar entity), (h) each Subsidiary that is a not-for-profit organization, (i) each Captive Insurance Subsidiary and (j) each Subsidiary with respect to which, as determined by the Oyster Borrower and the Administrative Agent, the cost of providing a guarantee is excessive in view of the benefits to be obtained by the Term A-1 Loan Lenders.

“Oyster Excluded Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Oyster Guarantor Subsidiary, any Oyster Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, and only for so long as, all or a portion of the guaranty of such Oyster Guarantor Subsidiary of, or the grant by such Oyster Guarantor Subsidiary of a security interest to secure, such Oyster Swap Obligation (or any guaranty thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof) by virtue of such Oyster Guarantor Subsidiary’s failure for any reason to constitute an “eligible contract participant” (determined after giving effect to any applicable keep well, support or other agreement for the benefit of such Oyster Guarantor Subsidiary and any and all guarantees of such Oyster Guarantor Subsidiary’s Oyster Swap Obligations by other Oyster Credit Parties) as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act and the regulations thereunder (determined after giving effect to any keepwell provision of the Oyster Guaranty) at the time the guaranty of such Oyster Guarantor Subsidiary, or a grant by such Oyster Guarantor Subsidiary of a security interest, becomes effective with respect to such Oyster Swap Obligation. If an Oyster Swap Obligation arises under a master agreement governing more than one swap, such exclusion will apply only to the portion of such Oyster Swap Obligation that is attributable to swaps for which the guaranty or security interest is or becomes excluded in accordance with the first sentence of this definition.

“Oyster Existing Credit Agreements” means, collectively, (a) that certain Loan and Security Agreement, dated as of December 26, 2019, by and among Silicon Valley Bank, the Oyster Target and certain of affiliates of the Oyster Target and (b) that certain Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of September 27, 2019 by and among SWK Holdings Corporation, the Oyster Target and certain affiliates of the Oyster Target, in each case of clause (a) and (b) of this definition, as amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

“Oyster Fee Letter” means that certain Fee Letter, dated July 29, 2021, by and among the Borrower, Oyster Merger Sub I, Oyster Merger Sub II, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association.

“Oyster Guarantor Subsidiary” means each Subsidiary of an Oyster Borrower (other than an Oyster Excluded Subsidiary).

“Oyster Guaranty” means an unconditional guaranty agreement to be entered into on or prior to the Second Amendment Effective Date executed by the Oyster Credit Parties in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the ratable benefit and the Oyster Secured Parties, which shall be in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.

“Oyster Intellectual Property” has the meaning set forth in the Oyster Pledge and Security Agreement.

 

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“Oyster Material Adverse Effect” means a material adverse effect with respect to (a) the business, operations, properties, assets or financial condition of the Oyster Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, (b) the ability of the Oyster Credit Parties, taken as a whole, to fully and timely perform their payment obligations under the Credit Agreement or any other Oyster Credit Document, (c) the legality, validity, binding effect or enforceability against an Oyster Credit Party of an Oyster Credit Document to which it is a party or (d) the rights, remedies and benefits available to, or conferred upon, any Agent and any Lender or any Secured Party under any Oyster Credit Document.

Oyster Merger Agreement” means that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of July 29, 2021 (together with any exhibits and schedules thereto, as amended, supplemented, waived or otherwise modified from time to time), by and among Bioventus, Inc., a Delaware corporation Parent, Oyster Merger Sub I, Oyster Merger Sub II, and Oyster Target, pursuant to which, first, Oyster Merger Sub I will merge with and into Oyster Target, with Oyster Target as the surviving corporation (the “First Oyster Merger”), and, second, Oyster Target, as the surviving corporation in the First Oyster Merger, will merge with and into Oyster Merger Sub II, with Oyster Merger Sub II as the surviving limited liability company (the “Second Oyster Merger” and, together with the First Oyster Merger, the “Oyster Mergers”).

Oyster Merger Sub I” means Oyster Merger Sub I, Inc., a Delaware corporation.

Oyster Merger Sub II” means Oyster Merger Sub II, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.

Oyster Mergers” as defined in the definition of “Oyster Merger Agreement”.

“Oyster Obligations” means all obligations of every nature of each Oyster Credit Party from time to time owed to any Agent (including any former Agent), any Lender, any Indemnitee or any other Oyster Secured Party under any Oyster Credit Document, any obligations owed to any Oyster Secured Swap Provider under any Oyster Secured Rate Contract, or any obligations owed to any Oyster Bank Product Provider in respect of Oyster Bank Product Obligations under any Oyster Bank Product Agreement, in each case, whether for principal, premium, interest (including interest premiums, fees and other amounts incurred during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or similar proceeding, whether or not due and payable and whether or not allowed or allowable in such proceeding), payments for early termination of Oyster Secured Rate Contracts, fees, expenses, indemnification or otherwise; provided that the Oyster Obligations with respect to any Oyster Guarantor Subsidiary shall exclude all Oyster Excluded Swap Obligations of such Oyster Guarantor Subsidiary.

“Oyster Perfection Certificate” means a certificate in form approved by the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, as the same shall be supplemented from time to time.

“Oyster Pledge and Security Agreement” means the Pledge and Security Agreement to be executed by the Oyster Credit Parties, in form approved by the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, as the same shall be supplemented from time to time.

“Oyster Real Estate Asset” means, at any time of determination, any interest (fee, leasehold or otherwise) then held by any Oyster Credit Party in any real property.

“Oyster Refinancing” means, collectively, (i) the payment in full of the principal, accrued and unpaid interest, fees and other amounts (other than contingent obligations that are not then owing or with respect to which no claim has been made) outstanding on the Second Amendment Effective Date under each of the Oyster Existing Credit Agreements, (ii) the termination of all commitments to extend credit under the Oyster Existing Credit Agreements and (iii) the termination and/or release of all liens, security interests, pledges mortgages and other encumbrances securing the indebtedness outstanding under the Oyster Existing Credit Agreements.

 

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Oyster Reorganization” means, following the consummation of the Oyster Mergers, the contribution by Bioventus, Inc. Parent of all of the Capital Stock of Oyster Merger Sub II to the Borrower.

“Oyster Target” means Misonix, Inc., a Delaware corporation.

“Oyster Schedules” means those certain supplemental schedules to this Agreement and the representations and warranties in Section 11.2.

Oyster Term FacilitySecured Obligation” as defined in Section 2.25(a)the Oyster Pledge and Security Agreement.

“Oyster Term Facility Amendment” as defined in Section 2.25(e).

“Oyster Term Facility Debt Assumption” as defined in Section 2.25(a).

“Oyster Secured Party” means the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent, each other Agent (including any former Agent), each Term A-1 Loan Lender, each other Indemnitee solely to the extent of any outstanding claim under Section 10.2 or for Indemnified Liabilities of such Indemnitee pursuant to and in accordance with Section 10.3, each Oyster Secured Swap Provider in respect of an Oyster Secured Rate Contract and each Oyster Bank Product Provider.

“Oyster Secured Rate Contract” means any Rate Contract between any Oyster Credit Party and/or any Subsidiary and an Oyster Secured Swap Provider and not entered into for speculative purposes.

“Oyster Secured Swap Provider” means an Agent or a Lender or an Affiliate of an Agent or a Lender (or a Person who was an Agent or a Lender or an Affiliate of an Agent or a Lender at the time of execution and delivery of a Rate Contract) who has entered into a Rate Contract with the Oyster Borrower and/or any of its Subsidiaries.

“Oyster Specified Representations” means the representations and warranties set forth in the Oyster Credit Documents relating to organizational existence of the Oyster Credit Parties; power and authority, due authorization, execution, delivery and enforceability, in each case, related to, the execution, delivery and performance of the Oyster Credit Documents; solvency as of the Second Amendment Effective Date (after giving effect to the Oyster Transactions) of the Oyster Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis; Federal Reserve margin regulations; the Investment Company Act; the PATRIOT Act; the use of the proceeds of the Term A-1 Loan not violating OFAC, FCPA and other anti-terrorism, anti-money laundering and anti-corruption laws applicable to the Oyster Credit Parties and their respective Subsidiaries and laws applicable to Blocked Persons as administered by OFAC and the FCPA; the execution, delivery and performance by the Oyster Credit Parties of the applicable Oyster Credit Documents does not conflict with the organizational documents of such Oyster Credit Parties; and, creation, validity and perfection of security interests in the Oyster Collateral (subject to the proviso to Section 3.3(i)).

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

 

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Oyster Term Loans” as defined in Section 2.25(a)Target” means Misonix, Inc., a Delaware corporation.

Oyster Transactions” means, collectively, (a) the Oyster Mergers, (b) the Oyster Reorganization, the Oyster Term Facility Debt Assumption and the funding of the Oyster Term LoansRefinancing, (c) the incurrence of the Term A-1 Loans and (d) the payment of fees, premiums, costs and expenses in connection with the foregoing.

Parent” means, with respect to any Person, any other Person of which the first Person is a direct or indirect Subsidiary.

Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness” means any Indebtedness of any Credit Party that is secured by Liens on Collateral that rank pari passu in priority with the Liens on Collateral that secure the Obligations.

Pari Passu Lien Intercreditor Agreement” means an intercreditor agreement among the Collateral Agent and one or more debt representatives for Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness permitted hereunder in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Borrower, the Collateral Agent and the applicable debt representatives for such Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness.

“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 of 2001, Pub. L. 107-56, signed into law October 26, 2001, as amended from time to time.

Payment Office” means the office of the Administrative Agent set forth on Appendix B hereto, or such other office or person as the Administrative Agent may hereafter designate in writing as such to the other parties hereto.

“Payment Recipient” as defined in Section 9.14(a).

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

Pension Plan” means any Employee Benefit Plan, other than a Multiemployer Plan, which is subject to Section 412 of the Internal Revenue Code or Section 302 of ERISA.

Perfection Certificate shall meanmeans a certificate in the form of Exhibit L or any other form approved by the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, as the same shall be supplemented from time to time.

Permitted Acquisition” means the purchase or other acquisition of property and assets or businesses of any Person or of assets constituting a business unit, a line of business or division of such Person, a facility or Capital Stock in a Joint Venture or other Capital Stock in another Person that, upon the consummation thereof, will be a Subsidiary (including as a result of a merger or consolidation) or, in the case of a purchase or acquisition of assets (other than Capital Stock), will be owned by the Borrower or a Subsidiary; provided that:

(a) subject to the provisions of Section 1.5 to the extent an LCT Election has been made with respect to such acquisition, immediately prior to and after giving effect thereto, no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing;

 

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(b) the Person, assets or division acquired are in the same business as the Businesses engaged in by the Borrower and the Subsidiaries on the ClosingSecond Amendment Effective Date, after giving effect to the Oyster Transactions and the Oyster Reorganization, or other ancillary or generally related Businesses or logical extensions thereof;

(c) such acquisition is not a hostile or contested acquisition;

(d) to the extent any acquired Person is required to become a Guarantor, the Borrower takes all actions required by Sections 5.10 and 5.11, as applicable; provided that the Borrower and its Subsidiaries will not be permitted to make Permitted Acquisitions of Persons that do not become Guarantor Subsidiaries (or of assets that are acquired by Non-Credit Parties) unless the aggregate amount of TTM Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA attributable to all such Persons acquired pursuant to Permitted Acquisitions consummated after the ClosingSecond Amendment Effective Date (and, for the avoidance of doubt, excluding all Non-Credit Parties existing as of the ClosingSecond Amendment Effective Date and Investments therein), together with the aggregate amount of TTM Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Investments made in reliance on the proviso to Section 6.6(b) and the proviso to Section 6.6(f), shall be no greater than an amount equal to the greater of (i) $3,850,0005,000,000 and (ii) 5% of TTM Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA of the Borrower on a Pro Forma Basis as of the applicable date of determination; and

(e) (i) the Borrower and its Subsidiaries are in Pro Forma compliance with the Financial Covenants set forth in Section 6.7 immediately after giving effect to such acquisition and related transactions (giving effect to any increase in the Financial Covenant level set forth in Section 6.7(a)(i) as provided for therein, including with respect to any Material Permitted Acquisition which causes such increase to become effective) and (ii) with respect to acquisitions with a purchase price in excess of $25,000,000, the Borrower will have delivered to the Administrative Agent (which, for the avoidance of doubt, shall be posted to the Lenders) a customary compliance certificate.

Notwithstanding anything in this definition to the contrary, the Oyster Mergers shall be deemed to be a Permitted Acquisition.

Permitted Holders” means (a) the Sponsor, (b) any limited partners or other investors in Sponsor that acquire via a pro rata dividend or similar distribution and continue to hold any of Sponsor’s beneficial ownership or voting interests in the Capital Stock of the Borrower or any Parent thereof (collectively “Sponsor Parties”) and (c) any group (within the meaning of Section 13(d)(3) or Section 14(d)(2) of the Exchange Act, or any successor provision) the members of which include the Sponsor and that (directly or indirectly) hold or acquire beneficial ownership of voting interests in the Capital Stock of the Borrower or any Parent thereof, so long as the Sponsor (directly or indirectly) owns more than 50% of the economic and voting interests in the Capital Stock of the Borrower; provided that (I) for purposes of clause (a) of the definition of “Change of Control,” Permitted Holders may include Sponsor Parties only so long as Sponsor retains the power, by Voting Capital Stock, contract or otherwise, to elect a majority of the members of the Board of Directors of the Borrower and (II) for purposes of clause (b) of the definition of “Change of Control,” Permitted Holders will include Sponsor Parties only to the extent they comprise part of a group (within the meaning of Section 13(d)(3) or Section 14(d)(2) of the Exchange Act, or any successor provision) in accordance with clause (c) of this definition.

Permitted IPO Reorganization” means any transactions or actions taken in connection with and reasonably related to consummating an initial public offering (including any tax sharing arrangements or tax receivable agreements entered into in connection therewith on customary terms for similar transactions), so long as (i) after giving effect thereto the security interest of the Lenders in the Collateral and the value of the Guaranty given by the Guarantors, taken as a whole, are not materially impaired (as determined by

 

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the Borrower in good faith), (ii) immediately prior to and after giving effect thereto, no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, (iii) the Credit Parties immediately prior to giving effect thereto continue to be Credit Parties immediately after giving effect thereto (or their successors as a result thereof are or become Credit Parties no later than immediately after giving effect thereto), (iv) the assets and property constituting Collateral immediately prior to giving effect thereto continue to constitute Collateral immediately after giving effect thereto, (v) the revenues of the Credit Parties (taken as a whole) on a Pro Forma Basis for the most recent Test Period shall not be reduced as a result thereof in any material respect, (vi) in the good faith determination of the Borrower, such transactions are not materially disadvantageous to the Lenders, and (vii) not less than ten (10) Business Days (or such shorter period as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion) prior to any such transactions or actions, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent written notice of such transactions or actions and a general description of such transactions or actions to be taken.

Permitted Liens” as defined in Section 6.2.

Permitted Ratio Debt” means Indebtedness of the Borrower and/or any Subsidiary; provided that:

(a) immediately after giving effect to the issuance, incurrence, or assumption of such Indebtedness and excluding the cash proceeds to the Borrower or the Subsidiaries therefrom (but otherwise giving effect to the use of such proceeds), (x) if such incurrence constitutes Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness, the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio, after giving effect to the incurrence thereof on a Pro Forma Basis and excluding the cash proceeds to the Borrower or the Subsidiaries therefrom (but otherwise giving effect to the use of such proceeds), would not exceed 3.253.50:1.00; provided that such ratio level shall increase to 3.503.75:1.00 in connection with any Material Permitted Acquisition that results in the Financial Covenant level set forth in Section 6.7(a)(i) to increase and for any other Permitted Ratio Debt incurred to finance a Material Permitted Acquisition during the duration of such increase, (y) if such incurrence constitutes Junior Lien Indebtedness, the Secured Net Leverage Ratio, after giving effect to the incurrence thereof on a Pro Forma Basis and excluding the cash proceeds to the Borrower or the Subsidiaries therefrom (but otherwise giving effect to the use of such proceeds), would not exceed 3.253.50:1.00; provided that such ratio level shall increase to 3.503.75:1.00 in connection with any Material Permitted Acquisition that results in the Financial Covenant level set forth in Section 6.7(a)(i) to increase and for any other Permitted Ratio Debt incurred to finance a Material Permitted Acquisition during the duration of such increase and (z) if such incurrence constitutes unsecured Indebtedness, the Total Net Leverage Ratio, after giving effect to the incurrence thereof on a Pro Forma Basis and excluding the cash proceeds to the Borrower or the Subsidiaries therefrom (but otherwise giving effect to the use of such proceeds), would not exceed 3.253.50:1.00; provided that such ratio level shall increase to 3.503.75:1.00 in connection with any Material Permitted Acquisition that results in the Financial Covenant level set forth in Section 6.7(a)(i) to increase and for any other Permitted Ratio Debt incurred to finance a Material Permitted Acquisition during the duration of such increase;

(b) (i) any such Indebtedness that constitutes Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness will not mature prior to the maturity date of each of the Initial Term Loans and the Term A-1 Loans and (ii) any such Indebtedness that constitutes Junior Lien Indebtedness or unsecured Indebtedness will not mature prior to the date that is 91 days after the maturity date of each of the Initial Term Loans and the Term A-1 Loans;

(c) such Indebtedness does not have a shorter Weighted Average Life to Maturity than, the Term Loans at the time such Indebtedness is incurred;

 

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(d) subject to the provisions set forth in Section 1.5 with respect to any Limited Condition Transaction, immediately before and after giving effect thereto and to the use of the proceeds thereof no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would result therefrom;

(e) Other Applicable Incurrence Requirements shall apply, mutatis mutandis;

(f) any mandatory prepayments of any Permitted Ratio Debt that is Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness shall be made on a pro rata basis or less than pro rata basis with mandatory prepayments of the Term Loans;

(g) (x) if such Indebtedness is Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness, a debt representative acting on behalf of the holders of such Indebtedness has become party to or is otherwise subject to the provisions of a Pari Passu Lien Intercreditor Agreement; and (y) if such Indebtedness is secured on a junior basis to the Term Loans, a debt representative, acting on behalf of the holders of such Indebtedness, has become party to or is otherwise subject to the provisions of a Junior Lien Intercreditor Agreement;

(h) any such Indebtedness constituting Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness may participate on a pro rata basis or less than pro rata basis (but not greater than a pro rata basis except for prepayments with the proceeds of a Permitted Refinancing and in respect of an earlier maturing tranche) with the then-existing Term Loans in any mandatory prepayments hereunder, and any mandatory prepayments of any such Indebtedness that is unsecured or Junior Lien Indebtedness may not be made except to the extent that prepayments are offered, to the extent required under this Agreement or any Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness, first on a pro rata basis to the Term Loans and any applicable Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness; and

(i) with respect to any Permitted Ratio Debt incurred as Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness in the form of term loans, the MFN Adjustment will apply to any such Permitted Ratio Debt.

The proceeds of any Permitted Ratio Debt received will not (but the application of such proceeds may) reduce Indebtedness for purposes of determining compliance with the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio or the Secured Net Leverage Ratio or the Total Net Leverage Ratio specified in clause (a) of the foregoing sentence.

Permitted Refinancing” means, with respect to any specified Indebtedness of any Person (“Refinanced Indebtedness”), any modification, refinancing, refunding, replacement, renewal, extension, defeasance or discharge (the Indebtedness incurred to effect such modification, refinancing, refunding, replacement, renewal, extension, defeasance or discharge, “Refinancing Indebtedness”) of such Refinanced Indebtedness; provided that:

(a) the principal amount (and/or undrawn commitments, as applicable) of such Refinancing Indebtedness is not greater than the Maximum Refinancing Amount;

(b) except with respect to Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries incurred pursuant to Section 6.1(c) or (d), has a scheduled final maturity that is no sooner than, and a Weighted Average Life to Maturity that is no shorter than, the final scheduled final maturity date and Weighted Average Life to Maturity of such Refinanced Indebtedness;

(c) the only obligors in respect of such Refinancing Indebtedness are the obligors on such Refinanced Indebtedness; provided that, in the case of a Permitted Refinancing that occurs in connection with a Permitted Acquisition or other Investment permitted pursuant to Section 6.6, additional Persons that are created or acquired as part of such Permitted Acquisition or Investment may be added as obligors to the Refinancing Indebtedness;

 

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(d) the other terms applicable to such new Indebtedness are either (i) substantially identical to or (taken as a whole as determined by the Borrower in good faith in consultation with the Administrative Agent) no more favorable to the lenders or holders providing such Indebtedness than, those applicable to such Refinanced Indebtedness or (ii) otherwise on customary market terms (taken as a whole as determined by the Borrower in its reasonable judgment), including with respect to high yield debt securities to the extent applicable; provided that the Borrower will promptly deliver to the Administrative Agent final copies of the definitive credit documentation relating to such Indebtedness (unless the Borrower or applicable Subsidiary is bound by a confidentiality obligation with respect thereto, in which case the Borrower will deliver a reasonably detailed description of the material terms and conditions of such Indebtedness in lieu thereof);

(e) to the extent such Refinanced Indebtedness is Subordinated Debt, such Refinancing Indebtedness is Subordinated Debt;

(f) to the extent such Refinanced Indebtedness is secured by Liens on any property or assets of the Borrower or any Subsidiary, such Refinancing Indebtedness is either (i) secured solely by Liens on such property and assets securing such Refinanced Indebtedness (except to the extent that the applicable obligors have capacity under Section 6.2 for the incurrence of additional Liens on other property and assets) or (ii) unsecured; provided that (i) if such Refinanced Indebtedness is Junior Lien Indebtedness, the Refinancing Indebtedness is either (x) unsecured or (y) Junior Lien Indebtedness on intercreditor terms at least as favorable to the Lenders as those contained in the intercreditor documentation governing the Refinanced Indebtedness and (ii) if such Refinanced Indebtedness is Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness, the Refinancing Indebtedness is either (x) unsecured or (y) Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness or Junior Lien Indebtedness, in either case on intercreditor terms at least as favorable to the Lenders as those contained in the intercreditor documentation governing the Refinanced Indebtedness (as reasonably determined by the Borrower in good faith); and

(g) to the extent such Refinanced Indebtedness is unsecured, such Refinancing Indebtedness is unsecured;

provided further, in the case of clauses (d), (e) and (f) of this definition, a certificate of the Borrower delivered to the Administrative Agent at least five (5) Business Days prior to the incurrence of such Refinancing Indebtedness (or such shorter period as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent), together with a reasonably detailed description of the material covenants and events of default of such Refinancing Indebtedness or drafts of the documentation relating thereto, stating that the Borrower has reasonably determined in good faith that such terms and conditions satisfy the requirements of such clause shall be conclusive evidence that such terms and conditions satisfy the foregoing requirements unless the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower within such five (5) Business Day period that it disagrees with such determination (including a reasonably detailed description of the basis upon which it disagrees); provided further, that with respect to any Refinanced Indebtedness which is revolving in nature, the commitments related to such Refinanced Indebtedness shall be terminated in connection and substantially simultaneously with the applicable Permitted Refinancing.

Permitted Reorganization” means any re-organizations and other activities and actions related to tax planning and/or re-organization, including any tax sharing arrangement or tax receivable agreement on customary terms for similar transactions, so long as (i) after giving effect thereto the security interest of the Lenders in the Collateral and the value of the Guaranty given by the Guarantors, taken as a whole, are not materially impaired (as determined by the Borrower in good faith), (ii) immediately prior to and after giving effect thereto, no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, (iii) the Credit Parties immediately prior to giving effect thereto continue to be Credit Parties immediately after giving effect thereto (or their successors as a result thereof are or become Credit Parties no later than immediately

 

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after giving effect thereto), (iv) the assets and property constituting Collateral immediately prior to giving effect thereto continue to constitute Collateral immediately after giving effect thereto, (v) the revenues of the Credit Parties (taken as a whole) on a Pro Forma Basis for the most recent Test Period shall not be reduced as a result thereof in any material respect, (vi) in the good faith determination of the Borrower, such transactions are not materially disadvantageous to the Lenders, and (vii) not less than ten (10) Business Days (or such shorter period as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion) prior to any such transactions or actions, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent written notice of such transactions or actions and a general description of such transactions or actions to be taken.

Person” means and includes natural persons, corporations, limited partnerships, general partnerships, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, joint stock companies, Joint Ventures, associations, companies, trusts, banks, trust companies, land trusts, business trusts or other organizations, whether or not legal entities, and Governmental Authorities.

Platform” as defined in Section 5.1(p).

Pledge and Security Agreement” means the Pledge and Security Agreement to be executed by the Borrower and each Guarantor substantially in the form of Exhibit I.

Prime Rate” means the rate of interest per annum publicly announced from time to time by the Administrative Agent as its prime rate; each change in the Prime Rate shall be effective from and including the date such change is publicly announced as being effective.

Pro Forma” or “Pro Forma Basis” means, with respect to the calculation of the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio, Secured Net Leverage Ratio, the Total Net Leverage Ratio, the Interest Coverage Ratio or for any other pro forma calculation called for by this Agreement to be made Pro Forma or on a Pro Forma Basis, as of any time, that pro forma effect will be given to the Transactions, any Permitted Acquisition, or any other Specified Transaction (including any such transaction prior to the Closing Date), as follows:

(a) with respect to any incurrence, assumption, guarantee, redemption or permanent repayment of Indebtedness, such ratio will be calculated giving pro forma effect thereto as if such incurrence, assumption, guarantee, redemption or permanent repayment of indebtedness had occurred on the first day of such Test Period;

(b) with respect to the Transactions, acquisitions prior to the Closing Date, any Permitted Acquisition, other Investment or acquisition or the redesignation of an Unrestricted Subsidiary, such ratio or other calculation will be calculated giving pro forma effect thereto as if such action occurred on the first day of such Test Period in a manner consistent, where applicable, with the pro forma adjustments (along with the limitations and caps pertaining thereto) set forth in the definition of “Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA” (including clause (xxi) thereof) and including pro forma adjustments arising out of events that are directly attributable to such Permitted Acquisition or other Investment, are factually supportable and are expected to have a continuing impact, in each case as determined on a basis consistent with Article 11 of Regulation S-X of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, as interpreted by the SEC, and as certified by a financial officer of such Borrower; and

(c) with respect to any merger, sale, transfer or other disposition, and the designation of an “Unrestricted Subsidiary,” such ratio will be calculated giving pro forma effect thereto as if such action had occurred on the first day of such Test Period and including pro forma adjustments arising out of events that are directly attributable to any sale, transfer or other disposition, are factually supportable and are expected to have a continuing impact, in each case as determined on a basis consistent with Article 11 of Regulation S-X of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, as interpreted by the SEC, and as certified by a financial officer of such Borrower.

 

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Pro Rata Share” means (a) with respect to all payments, computations and other matters relating to the Initial Term Loan of any Lender, the percentage obtained by dividing (i) the Initial Term Loan Exposure of that Lender by (ii) the aggregate Initial Term Loan Exposure of all of the Lenders; (b) with respect to all payments, computations and other matters relating to the Term A-1 Loan of any Lender, the percentage obtained by dividing (i) the Term A-1 Loan Exposure of that Lender by (ii) the aggregate Term A-1 Loan Exposure of all of the Lenders; (c) with respect to all payments, computations and other matters relating to any Class of the Incremental Term Loan of any Lender, the percentage obtained by dividing (i) the Incremental Term Loan Exposure of that Lender by (ii) the aggregate Incremental Term Loan Exposure of all of the Lenders; (cd) with respect to all payments, computations and other matters relating to any Class of the Extended Term Loan of any Lender, the percentage obtained by dividing (i) the Term Loan Exposure of that Lender arising from Extended Term Loans of such Lender by (ii) the aggregate Term Loan Exposure of all of the Lenders arising from the Extended Term Loans; (de) with respect to all payments, computations and other matters relating to any Class of the Refinancing Term Loan of any Lender, the percentage obtained by dividing (i) the Term Loan Exposure of that Lender arising from Refinancing Term Loans of such Lender by (ii) the aggregate Term Loan Exposure of all of the Lenders arising from the Refinancing Term Loans; (ef) with respect to all payments, computations and other matters relating to the Revolving Credit Commitment or Revolving Loans of any Lender or any Letters of Credit Issued or participations purchased therein by any Lender or any participations in any Swing Line Loans purchased by any Lender, the percentage obtained by dividing (i) the Revolving Credit Exposure of that Lender by (ii) the aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure of all of the Lenders; and (fg) with respect to all payments, computations and other matters relating to the Term Loans of any Lender, the percentage obtained by dividing (i) the Term Loan Exposure of that Lender by (ii) the aggregate Term Loan Exposure of all of the Lenders. For all other purposes with respect to each Lender, “Pro Rata Share” means the percentage obtained by dividing (A) an amount equal to the sum of the Term Loan Exposure and the Revolving Credit Exposure of that Lender, by (B) an amount equal to the sum of the aggregate Term Loan Exposure and the aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure of all of the Lenders.

Prohibited Transaction” as defined in Section 406 of ERISA and Section 4975(c) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Projections” as defined in Section 4.8.

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

Public Company Costs” shall mean costs relating to compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, as amended, and other expenses arising out of or incidental to the status of the Borrower (or of any Parent thereof that does not own any Subsidiaries other than the Borrower and any Subsidiary and any other Parents of the Borrower) as a reporting company, including costs, fees and expenses (including legal, accounting and other professional fees) relating to compliance with provisions of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act, the rules of securities exchange companies with listed equity securities, directors’ compensation, fees and expense reimbursement, shareholder meetings and reports to shareholders, directors’ and officers’ insurance and other executive costs, legal and other professional fees, and listing fees.

Public Lender” as defined in Section 5.1(p).

 

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Purchase Money Indebtedness” means Indebtedness of any the Borrower or any Subsidiary incurred for the purpose of financing all or any part of the purchase price or cost of acquisition, repair, construction or improvement of property or assets used or useful in the business of the Borrower or any Subsidiary (whether through the direct purchase of property or assets or the Capital Stock of any Person owning such property or assets).

QFC” has the meaning assigned to the term “qualified financial contract” in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. 5390(c)(8)(D).

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

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

Rate Contracts” means (a) any and all rate swap transactions, basis swaps, credit derivative transactions, forward rate transactions, interest rate options, commodity swaps, commodity options, forward commodity contracts, equity or equity index swaps or options, bond or bond price or bond index swaps or options or forward bond or forward bond price or forward bond index transactions, forward foreign exchange transactions, currency swap transactions, cross-currency rate swap transactions, currency options, derivative transactions, insurance transactions, cap transactions, floor transactions, collar transactions, spot contracts, or any other similar transactions or any combination of any of the foregoing whether relating to interest rates, commodities, investments, securities, currencies or any other reference measure (including any options to enter into any of the foregoing), whether or not any such transaction is governed by or subject to any master agreement, and (b) any and all transactions of any kind, and the related confirmations, which are subject to the terms and conditions of, or governed by, any form of master agreement published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., any International Foreign Exchange Master Agreement, or any other master agreement (any such master agreement, together with any related schedules, a “Master Agreement”), including any such obligations or liabilities under any Master Agreement; provided that no phantom stock, phantom profits interests, profits interests or similar plan providing for payments only on account of services provided by current or former directors, managers, officers, employees or consultants of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries shall be a “Rate Contract”.

Real Estate Asset” means, at any time of determination, any interest (fee, leasehold or otherwise) then held by any Credit Party in any real property.

Recipient” means (a) the Administrative Agent or (b) any Lender, as applicable.

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

Refinanced Indebtedness” means, (a) with respect to any Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness, the Indebtedness refinanced thereby, (b) with respect to any Permitted Refinancing, as defined in the definition thereof and (c) with respect to any other refinancing, the obligations being refinanced.

 

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Refinancing Amendment” means an amendment to this Agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower executed by each of (a) the Borrower, (b) the Administrative Agent and (c) each Additional Lender and Lender that agrees to provide any portion of the Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness being incurred pursuant thereto, in accordance with Section 2.26.

Refinancing Indebtedness” means, (a) with respect to any Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments, Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness, (b) with respect to any Permitted Refinancing, as defined in the definition thereof and (c) with respect to any other refinancing, the new obligations being incurred the proceeds of which will be used to refinance other obligations.

Refinancing Commitments” means any Refinancing Term Commitments or Refinancing Revolving Commitments.

Refinancing Loans” means any Refinancing Term Loans or Refinancing Revolving Loans.

Refinancing Revolving Commitments” means one or more Classes of commitments in respect of Revolving Loans hereunder that result from a Refinancing Amendment.

Refinancing Revolving Loans” means one or more Classes of Revolving Loans that result from a Refinancing Amendment.

Refinancing Term Commitments” means one or more Classes of Term Loan Commitments hereunder that result from a Refinancing Amendment.

Refinancing Term Loans” means one or more Classes of Term Loans that result from a Refinancing Amendment.

Refunded Swing Line Loans” as defined in Section 2.3(b)(iv).

Register” as defined in Section 2.7(b).

Regulation D” means Regulation D of the Board of Governors, as in effect from time to time.

Regulation FD” means Regulation FD as promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Act and Exchange Act as in effect from time to time.

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 Person” means, with respect to any Person, each Affiliate of such Person and each director, officer, employee, partner, agent, trustee, representative, attorney, accountant and each insurance, environmental, legal, financial and other advisor and other consultants and agents of or to such Person or any of its Affiliates.

 

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Release” means any release, spill, emission, leaking, pumping, pouring, injection, escaping, deposit, disposal, discharge, dispersal, dumping, leaching or migration of any Hazardous Material into the indoor or outdoor environment (including the abandonment or disposal of any barrels, containers or other closed receptacles containing any Hazardous Material).

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

Remedial Action” means all actions required to (a) clean up, remove, treat or in any other way address any Hazardous Material in the indoor or outdoor environment, (b) prevent or minimize any Release so that a Hazardous Material does not migrate or endanger or threaten to endanger public health or welfare or the indoor or outdoor environment or (c) perform pre-remedial studies and investigations and post-remedial monitoring and care with respect to any Hazardous Material.

Required Lenders” means one or more of the Lenders having or holding Term Loan Exposure and/or Revolving Credit Exposure and representing more than 50% of the sum of (i) the aggregate Term Loan Exposure of all of the Lenders, and (ii) the aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure of all of the Lenders; provided that to the extent there are two or more Lenders that are not Affiliates, the Required Lenders must include at least two such Lenders that are not Affiliates.

Required Prepayment Date” as defined in Section 2.15(e).

Reset Date” as defined in Section 1.6(c).

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

Responsible Officer” means the chief executive officer, president or chief financial officer of the Borrower.

Restricted Debt Payment” means any payment of principal of, or any payment of any premium, if any, or interest on, or fees on, or indemnities or expenses owing to any holder of, or redemption, purchase, retirement, defeasance (including in substance or legal defeasance), sinking fund or similar payment, in each case prior to the stated maturity or due date thereof, with respect to any Junior Financing.

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

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Revolving Credit Commitment” means (a) the Initial Revolving Commitments and (b) each additional commitment of a Lender to make or otherwise fund any Revolving Loan (including any Incremental Revolving Loan and any Refinancing Revolving Loan) and to acquire participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans hereunder, and “Revolving Credit Commitments” means such commitments of all of the Lenders in the aggregate. The amount of each Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment is set forth on Appendix A-2 hereto, in the applicable Assignment Agreement, if applicable, or in the Incremental Amendment evidencing an Incremental Revolving Facility, if applicable, or in the Refinancing Amendment evidencing anany Refinancing Revolving Commitments, if applicable, in each case is subject to any adjustment or reduction pursuant to the terms and conditions hereof.

Revolving Credit Commitment Period” means the period from the Closing Date to but excluding the Revolving Credit Commitment Termination Date.

Revolving Credit Commitment Termination Date” means the earliest to occur of (a) the fifth anniversary of the Closing DateOctober 29, 2026, as extended in accordance with this Agreement from time to time solely with respect to any Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, (b) the date the Revolving Credit Commitments are permanently reduced to zero pursuant to Section 2.13(b), and (c) the date of the termination of the Revolving Credit Commitments pursuant to Section 8.1.

Revolving Credit Exposure” means, with respect to any Lender as of any date of determination, (a) prior to the termination of the Revolving Credit Commitments, that Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment; and (b) after the termination of the Revolving Credit Commitments, the sum of (i) the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Revolving Loans of that Lender, (ii) in the case of an Issuing Bank, the aggregate Letter of Credit Usage in respect of all Letters of Credit Issued by that Lender (net of any participations by the Lenders in such Letters of Credit), (iii) the aggregate amount of all participations by that Lender in any outstanding Letters of Credit or any unreimbursed drawing under any Letter of Credit, (iv) in the case of the Swing Line Lenders, the aggregate outstanding principal amount of all Swing Line Loans (net of any funded participations therein by the Lenders) made by such Swing Line Lenders, and (v) the aggregate amount of all funded participations therein by that Lender in any outstanding Swing Line Loans.

Revolving Credit Limit” means, as of any date of determination, the aggregate amount of the Revolving Credit Commitments as of such date.

Revolving Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that has a Revolving Credit Commitment at such time or, if the Revolving Credit Commitments have terminated, Revolving Credit Exposure.

Revolving Loan” means a Loan made by a Lender to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.2(a).

Revolving Loan Note” means a promissory note in the form of Exhibit B-2, as it may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, or any successor entity thereto.

Sanctioned Country" means, at any time, any country or territory that is the subject or target of any comprehensive economic or financial sanctions or trade embargoes under Anti-Terrorism Laws (as of the date of this Agreement, the Crimea region of Ukraine, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria).

SDN List” means the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List maintained by OFAC.

Second Oyster Mergeras defined in the definition of “Oyster Merger Agreement”.

 

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“Second Amendment” means that certain Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement dated as of the Second Amendment Effective Date.

“Second Amendment Effective Date” means October 29, 2021.

Secured Net Leverage Ratio” means, as of any date, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Total Debt of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries that is secured by a Lien on any asset or property of the Borrower or any Subsidiary outstanding as of the most recently ended Test Period, minus up to $50,000,000 of Unrestricted Cash as of such date to (b) Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for the most recently ended Test Period, all of the foregoing determined on a Pro Forma Basis.

Secured Obligation” as defined in the Pledge and Security Agreement.

Second Oyster Mergeras defined in the definition of “Oyster Merger Agreement”.

Secured Party” means the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent, each other Agent (including any former Agent), each Lender, each Issuing Bank, each other Indemnitee solely to the extent of any outstanding claim under Section 10.2 or for Indemnified Liabilities of such Indemnitee pursuant to and in accordance with Section 10.3, each Secured Swap Provider and each Bank Product Provider.

Secured Rate Contract” means any Rate Contract between the Borrower and/or any Subsidiary and a Secured Swap Provider and not entered into not for speculative purposes.

Secured Swap Provider” means (a) an Agent or a Lender or an Affiliate of an Agent or a Lender (or a Person who was an Agent or a Lender or an Affiliate of an Agent or a Lender at the time of execution and delivery of a Rate Contract) who has entered into a Secured Rate Contract with the Borrower and/or any Subsidiary or (b) any other Person with whom the Borrower and/or any Subsidiary has entered into a Secured Rate Contract and any assignee thereof.

Securities” means any Capital Stock, voting trust certificates, certificates of interest or participation in any profit-sharing agreement or arrangement, 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 Securities Act of 1933, as amended from time to time, and any successor statute.

SOFRmeans, with respect to any day meansBusiness Day, a rate per annum equal to the secured overnight financing rate published for such day by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, as the administrator of the benchmark, (or a successor administrator) on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Website.for such Business Day published by the SOFR Administrator on the SOFR Administrator’s Website on the immediately succeeding Business Day.

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

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

 

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Solvent” means, with respect to any Person, that as of the date of determination, (a) the fair value of the assets of the Borrowersuch Person and the 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 thesuch Person and its 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 thesuch Person and its 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 thesuch Person and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, are not engaged in, and are not about to engage in, business for which they have unreasonably small capital.

SPC” as defined in Section 10.6(k).

Specified Acquisition Agreement Representations” means such of the representations and warranties made by the acquired business with respect to the acquired business in the definitive documentation for any Limited Condition Transaction that is an acquisition to the extent a breach of such representations and warranties is material to the interests of the Lenders (in their capacities as such), but only to the extent that the Borrower or its applicable Affiliate has the right to terminate its obligations in accordance with such definitive documentation or decline to consummate such acquisition in accordance with such definitive documentation, in each case, as a result of a breach of such representations and warranties in such definitive documentation.

Specified Representations” means the representations and warranties of the Credit Parties in the Credit Documents relating to their organizational existence, organizational power and authority (only as to execution, delivery and performance of the applicable Credit Documents and the extensions of credit thereunder), the due authorization, execution, delivery and enforceability (against the Credit Parties) of the applicable Credit Documents, solvency on a consolidated basis as of the closing date of a Limited Condition Transaction after giving effect to the Limited Condition Transaction, no conflicts of Credit Documents with the charter documents of the Credit Parties, compliance with Federal Reserve margin regulations, the Investment Company Act, OFAC, FCPA or other sanctions matters and the Patriot Act and the creation, attachment and perfection of security interests in the Collateral (subject to Permitted Liens).

Specified Transaction” means any Permitted Acquisition, any permitted Investment or other acquisition (including acquisition of a book of business), any issuance, incurrence, assumption, guarantee, redemption, repayment of, or offer to purchase, any indebtedness (including any irrevocable or conditional indebtedness, indebtedness issued, incurred or assumed as a result of, or to finance, any relevant transaction), any designation or re-designation of an “Unrestricted Subsidiary,” any merger or other fundamental change, all sales, transfers and other dispositions or discontinuance of any Subsidiary, line of business or division, any Restricted Junior Payment or Incremental Term Loan.

Sponsor” means the collective reference to Smith & Nephew, Inc., Smith & Nephew OUS, Inc., Beluga I, Inc., Beluga II, Inc., Beluga III, Inc., Beluga IV, Inc., Beluga V, Inc., Beluga VI, Inc., Beluga VII, Inc., Beluga VII-A, Inc., and Beluga VIII, Inc., each a Delaware corporation, and their respective Controlled Investment Affiliates.

Statutory Reserve Rate” means a fraction (expressed as a decimal), the numerator of which is the number one and the denominator of which is the number one minus the aggregate of the maximum reserve percentage (including any marginal, special, emergency or supplemental reserves) expressed as a decimal established by the Board of Governors to which the Administrative Agent is subject with respect to the Eurodollar Rate, for eurocurrency funding (currently referred to as “Eurocurrency Liabilities” in

 

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Regulation D). Such reserve percentage shall include those imposed pursuant to such Regulation D. Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be deemed to constitute eurocurrency funding and to be subject to such reserve requirements without benefit of or credit for proration, exemptions or offsets that may be available from time to time to any Lender under such Regulation D or any comparable regulation. The Statutory Reserve Rate shall be adjusted automatically on and as of the effective date of any change in any reserve percentage.

Sterling” means the lawful currency of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Subordinated Debt” means, collectively, any Incremental Equivalent Debt, Permitted Ratio Debt or other Indebtedness permitted to be incurred hereunder that is expressly subordinated in right of payment to the payment in full in cash of all Obligations; provided, that to the extent such Indebtedness is secured by Liens, such Liens are, in each case, subject to a Junior Lien Intercreditor Agreement or such other intercreditor arrangement as is reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.

Subsidiary” means, with respect to any Person, any corporation, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture or other business entity of which more than 50% of the total voting power of shares of stock or other ownership interests entitled (without regard to the occurrence of any contingency) to vote in the election of the Person or Persons (whether directors, managers, trustees or other Persons performing similar functions) having the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies thereof is at the time owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by that Person or one or more of the other Subsidiaries of that Person or a combination thereof; provided that in determining the percentage of ownership interests of any Person controlled by another Person, no ownership interest in the nature of a “qualifying share” of the former Person will be deemed to be outstanding.

For purposes of this Agreement, except to the extent expressly stated otherwise, (a) with respect to the Borrower or any of its direct or indirect subsidiaries, references to “Subsidiary” will not include, or be a reference to, any Unrestricted Subsidiary and (b) references to any “Subsidiary” will mean a Subsidiary of the Borrower.

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

Swing Line Commitment” means as to any Lender (i) the amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name on Appendix A-3 hereto or (ii) if such Lender has entered into an Assignment Agreement, the amount set forth for such Lender as its Swing Line Commitment in the Register maintained by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 9.7(b).

Swing Line Lender” means each of (a) Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, in its capacity as a Swing Line Lender hereunder, or, upon the resignation of Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as the Administrative Agent hereunder, any Lender (or Affiliate or Approved Fund of any Lender) that agrees, with the approval of the Administrative Agent (or, if there is no such successor Administrative Agent, the Required Lenders) and the Borrower, to act as a Swing Line Lender hereunder or any replacement Swing Line Lender in accordance with Section 2.3(d), and (b) any (i) Lender, (ii) Affiliate of a Lender and (iii) other bank or legally authorized Person, in each case under this clause (b), that agrees to act in such capacity and reasonably acceptable to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, in such Person’s capacity as a Swing Line Lender hereunder.

Swing Line Loan” means a Loan made by a Swing Line Lender to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.3.

 

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Swing Line Loan Outstandings” means, at any time of calculation, the then existing aggregate outstanding principal amount of Swing Line Loans.

Swing Line Note” means a promissory note in the form of Exhibit B-3, as it may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

Swing Line Sublimit” means, as of any date of determination, the lower of the following amounts: (a) $7,500,000 and (b) the aggregate amount of the Revolving Credit Commitments as of such date minus the Total Utilization of Revolving Credit Commitments as of such date.

Syndication Agents” means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and Truist Bank (successor by merger to SunTrust Bank), in their respective capacities as Syndication Agents hereunder.

Tax” means any present or future tax, levy, impost, duty, assessment, charge, fee, deduction or withholding (including backup withholding) of any nature and whatever called, levied, collected, withheld or assessed by any Governmental Authority, together with any interest thereon, additions to tax or penalties imposed with respect thereto.

Tax Payments” means:

(a) prior to any Permitted IPO Reorganization or Permitted Reorganization, for any taxable year or portion thereof during which the Borrower is a pass-through entity for U.S. federal income tax purposes (other than any pass-through entity or disregarded entity described in clause (c) below), an amount in cash sufficient to fund (but not to exceed) tax distributions required under Section 4.02 of the Borrower LLC Agreement as in effect on the date hereof, provided, however, for this purpose that the definition of “Assumed Tax Rate” in the Borrower LLC Agreement shall mean 40%, or such higher rate as may from time to time be reasonably determined by the Borrower’s Board of Managers to be the appropriate tax rate;

(b) following any Permitted IPO Reorganization or Permitted Reorganization, for any taxable year or portion thereof during which the Borrower is a pass-through entity for U.S. federal income tax purposes (other than any pass-through entity or disregarded entity described in clause (c) below), any payments and distributions to the members or partners of the Borrower, on or prior to each estimated tax payment date as well as each other applicable due date, such that each such member or partner receives, in the aggregate in respect of such taxable year or portion thereof, payments or distributions not to exceed an amount equal to the product of (i) the U.S. federal taxable income allocated by the Borrower to such member or partner in respect of the relevant period less the sum of any U.S. federal taxable loss allocated by the Borrower to such member or partner in respect of the relevant period and any loss carryforwards available from losses allocated to such member or partner by the Borrower in prior periods to the extent not taken into account in prior periods (in both cases, subject to any applicable limitations on the use of such losses), multiplied by (ii) the highest combined marginal U.S. federal, state and local income tax rates (including any tax rate imposed on “net investment income” by Section 1411 of the Internal Revenue Code) applicable to an individual or, if higher, a corporation, resident in New York, New York, determined by taking into account (A) the character of the income and loss allocable to the members or partners as it affects the applicable tax rate, (B) the deductibility of state and local income taxes for U.S. federal income tax purposes (and any limitations thereon), and (C) any application of the alternative minimum tax; provided, that to the extent a member or partner would be entitled to receive less than its pro rata share of the amounts otherwise distributable to all members or partners on any given date, the amounts distributable to such member or partner shall be increased to ensure that all distributions are made pro rata in accordance with each member or partner’s relative ownership of the Borrower; provided further, that to the extent all of the Borrower’s U.S. federal taxable income is allocated to or otherwise taxed by an entity taxed as a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes, then for purposes of clause (ii) the assumed highest combined marginal U.S. federal, state and local income tax rates shall be the tax rates applicable to a Delaware corporation; and

 

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(c) without duplication of any amounts paid or distributed under clause (a) or clause (b) of this definition, for any taxable year or portion thereof during which (i) the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries other than any Unrestricted Subsidiaries are members of a consolidated, combined, unitary or similar income tax group for U.S. federal or applicable foreign, state or local income tax purposes (a “Tax Group”) of which a direct or indirect parent company of the Borrower is the common parent or (ii) the Borrower is a pass-through or disregarded entity for U.S. federal or applicable foreign, state or local income tax purposes that is wholly-owned (directly or indirectly) by an entity that is taxable as a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes (a “Parent Corporation”), any payments and distributions to fund the portion of the U.S. federal, foreign, state or local income taxes of such Tax Group or such Parent Corporation (as applicable) for such taxable period that is attributable to the net taxable income of the Borrower and/or the applicable Subsidiaries other than any Unrestricted Subsidiaries (and, to the extent permitted in the following proviso, the applicable Unrestricted Subsidiaries); provided that for each taxable period, (x) the amount of such payments and distributions made in respect of such taxable period in the aggregate will not exceed the amount that the Borrower and the applicable Subsidiaries other than any Unrestricted Subsidiaries (and, to the extent permitted by this proviso, the applicable Unrestricted Subsidiaries), as applicable, would have been required to pay in respect of such net taxable income as stand-alone taxpayers or as a stand-alone Tax Group and (y) the amount of any such payments made in respect of an Unrestricted Subsidiary will be permitted only to the extent that cash distributions are first made by such Unrestricted Subsidiary to the Borrower or any Subsidiary other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary for such purpose.

“Term A-1 Loan” means a Term Loan made by a Lender to the Oyster Borrower on the Second Amendment Effective Date pursuant to Section 2.1(b).

“Term A-1 Loan Commitment” means the commitment of a Lender to make or otherwise fund a Term A-1 Loan and “Term A-1 Loan Commitments” means such commitments of all of the Lenders in the aggregate. The amount of each Lender’s Term A-1 Loan Commitment, if any, is set forth on Appendix A-4 or in the applicable Assignment Agreement, subject to any adjustment or reduction pursuant to the terms and conditions hereof. The aggregate amount of the Term A-1 Loan Commitments as of the Second Amendment Effective Date is $262,000,000.

“Term A-1 Loan Exposure” means, with respect to any Lender, as of any date of determination, the outstanding principal amount of the Term A-1 Loans of such Lender; provided, at any time prior to the making of the Term A-1 Loans, the Term A-1 Loan Exposure of any Lender will be equal to such Lender’s Term A-1 Loan Commitment.

“Term A-1 Loan Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that has Term A-1 Loan Exposure at such time.

“Term A-1 Loan Maturity Date” means the earliest of (a) October 29, 2026, as extended in accordance with this Agreement from time to time, (b) the date that all such Term A-1 Loans will become due and payable in full hereunder, whether by acceleration or otherwise and (c) the date that is 45 days after the Second Amendment Effective Date in the event that the Oyster Debt Assumption has not occurred by such date.

“Term A-1 Loan Note” means a promissory note in the form of Exhibit B-4, as it may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

 

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“Term A-1 Loan Required Lenders” means one or more of the Lenders having or holding Term A-1 Loan Exposure representing more than 50% of the aggregate Term A-1 Loan Exposure; provided that to the extent there are two or more Lenders that are not Affiliates, the Term A-1 Loan Required Lenders must include at least two such Lenders that are not Affiliates.

Term Loan” means, individually and collectively, the Initial Term Loans, the Oyster Term A-1 Loans, if any, the Incremental Term Loans, if any, Extended Term Loans, if any, and Refinancing Term Loans, if any.

Term Loan Commitment” means, collectively, the Initial Term Loan Commitments, the Term A-1 Loan Commitments, Incremental Term Loan Commitments (if any) and commitments to make Oyster Term Loans, if any, Refinancing Term Loans, if any, and Extended Term Loans, if any.

Term Loan Exposure” means, with respect to any Lender, as of any date of determination, the outstanding principal amount of the Term Loans of such Lender; provided that, at any time prior to the making of the Term Loans, the Term Loan Exposure of any Lender will be equal to such Lender’s Term Loan Commitment.

Term Loan Maturity Date” means (a) for the Initial Term Loans, the earlier of (i) the fifth anniversary of the Closing DateOctober 29, 2026, as extended in accordance with this Agreement from time to time, and (ii) the date that all such Initial Term Loans will become due and payable in full hereunder, whether by acceleration or otherwise; (b) for any Incremental Term Loans, the earlier of (i) the date identified in the applicable Incremental Amendment, as extended in accordance with this Agreement from time to time, and (ii) the date that all such Incremental Term Loans will become due and payable in full hereunder, whether by acceleration or otherwise; (c) for any Extended Term Loans, the earlier of (Ai) the final maturity date as specified in the applicable Extension Amendment and (B)ii) the date such Extended Term Loans will become due and payable in full hereunder, whether by acceleration or otherwise, (ivd) with respect to any Refinancing Term Loans, the earlier of (A) the final maturity date as specified in the applicable Refinancing Amendment and (B) the date such Refinancing Term Loans will become due and payable in full hereunder, whether by acceleration or otherwise and (e) with respect to the Term A-1 Loans, the Term A-1 Loan Maturity Date.

Term Loan Note” means a promissory note in the form of Exhibit B-1, as it may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

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

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

“Term SOFR Transition Event” means the determination by the Administrative Agent that (a) Term SOFR has been recommended for use by the Relevant Governmental Body, (b) the administration of Term SOFR is administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent and (c) a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, has previously occurred resulting in the replacement of the then-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Credit Document in accordance with Section 2.18(e) with a Benchmark Replacement the Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement component of which is not Term SOFR.

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Test Date” means the last day of any Test Period.

Test Period” in effect at any time means the most recent period of four consecutive Fiscal Quarters of the Borrower ended on or prior to such time (taken as one accounting period) in respect of which financial statements for each quarter or fiscal year in such period have been or are required to be delivered pursuant to Section 5.1(a) or (b), as applicable; provided that, prior to the first date that financial statements have been or are required to be delivered pursuant to Section 5.1(a) or (b), the Test Period in effect will be the period of four consecutive Fiscal Quarters of the Borrower ended September 30, 2019. A Test Period may be designated by reference to the last day thereof (i.e., the “December 31, 2018 Test Period” refers to the period of four consecutive Fiscal Quarters of the Borrower ended on December 31, 2018), and a Test Period will be deemed to end on the last day thereof.

Threshold Amount” means $10,000,00015,000,000 .

Total Net Leverage Ratio” means, as of any date, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Total Debt of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries outstanding as of the most recently ended Test Period, minus up to $50,000,000 of Unrestricted Cash as of such date to (b) Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for the most recently ended Test Period, all of the foregoing determined on a Pro Forma Basis.

Total Utilization of Revolving Credit Commitments” means, as at any date of determination, the sum of (a) the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Revolving Loans (other than Revolving Loans made for the purpose of repaying any Refunded Swing Line Loans or reimbursing the applicable Issuing Bank for any amount drawn under any Letter of Credit, but not yet so applied), (b) the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Swing Line Loans, and (c) the Letter of Credit Usage.

Transaction Costs” means the fees, costs and expenses paid or payable by the Borrower or any Subsidiary in connection with the Transactions.

Transactions” means the (i) Initial Credit Extension and (ii) the repayment or release of all amounts outstanding under the Existing Credit Agreement and the payment of all related fees, premiums and expenses on the Closing Date.

TTM Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA” means, as of any date of determination, the Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA of the Borrower for the four consecutive Fiscal Quarters most recently ended prior to such date for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.1(a) or (b) (or, in the case of a determination date that occurs prior to the first such delivery pursuant to such Sections, for the four consecutive Fiscal Quarters ended as of September 30, 2019).

Type of Loan” means (a) with respect to either Term Loans or Revolving Loans, a Base Rate Loan or a Eurodollar Rate Loan, and (b) with respect to Swing Line Loans, a Base Rate Loan.

UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect from time to time in the State of New York; provided that if by reason of mandatory provisions of law, the perfection, the effect of perfection or non-perfection or the priority of the security interests of the Collateral Agent in any Collateral is governed by the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in a jurisdiction other than New York, the term “UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in such other jurisdiction for purposes of the provisions hereof relating to such perfection, effect of perfection or non-perfection or priority.

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

 

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

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

Undisclosed Administration” means the appointment of an administrator, provisional liquidator, conservator, receiver, trustee, custodian or other similar official by a supervisory authority or regulator with respect to a Lender or its direct or indirect parent under or pursuant to the law in the country where such Lender or parent is subject to home jurisdiction supervision, if applicable law requires that such appointment is not to be publicly disclosed.

Unrestricted Cash” means the sum of the aggregate amount of cash and Cash Equivalents held in accounts of the Credit Parties in the U.S. reflected on the combined consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries to the extent that (a) it would not appear as “restricted” on the combined consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries (unless such appearance is related to the Credit Documents (or the Liens created thereunder)), (b) it is not subject to any Lien (other than Permitted Liens) in favor of any Person other than the Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties or (c) for purposes of calculating any of the Secured Net Leverage Ratio, the Total Leverage Ratio or the Total Net Leverage Ratio, it does not represent the cash proceeds of any Indebtedness then being incurred.

Unrestricted Subsidiary” means collectively and individually, any direct or indirect subsidiary of the Borrower identified by the Borrower in writing to the Administrative Agent as being an “Unrestricted Subsidiary” pursuant to Section 5.13; provided that (a) except to the extent provided in Section 5.13, no Subsidiary may be designated (or re-designated) as an Unrestricted Subsidiary, (b) notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, no Subsidiary may be designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary if it was previously designated an Unrestricted Subsidiary and, (c) no Unrestricted Subsidiary may own, or hold an exclusive license in, any Intellectual Property that is material to the operation of the business of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries (taken as a whole) (as determined by the Borrower in good faith) and (d) no Person may be designated as an “Unrestricted Subsidiary” if such Person is not an “Unrestricted Subsidiary” or is a “Guarantor” under any agreement, document or instrument evidencing any Incremental Equivalent Debt, Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness or other Indebtedness in excess of the Threshold Amount, or any Permitted Refinancing in respect of the foregoing, or has otherwise guaranteed or given assurances of payment or performance under or in respect of any such Indebtedness for purposes of calculating Investments permitted under Section 6.6. The designation of any Subsidiary as an “Unrestricted Subsidiary” will constitute an Investment in an amount equal to the fair market value of the Borrower’s or such Subsidiary’s Investment in such Subsidiary, determined as of the date of such designation by the Borrower in its good faith and reasonable business judgment, and the aggregate amount of all Investments permitted to be made in all “Unrestricted Subsidiaries” will be limited as provided in Section 6.6. The designation of any Unrestricted Subsidiary as a Subsidiary shall constitute (i) the incurrence at the time of designation of any Investment, Indebtedness or Liens of such Subsidiary existing at such time and (ii) a return on any Investment by the Borrower in Unrestricted Subsidiaries pursuant to the preceding sentence in an amount equal to the fair market value at the date of such designation of the Borrower’s or its Subsidiary’s (as applicable) Investment in such Subsidiary. As of the Closing Date, there are no Unrestricted Subsidiaries.

 

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Unused Line Fee Rate” means the applicable percentage set forth below, as determined by reference to the Total Net Leverage Ratio, as set forth in the then most recent Compliance Certificate received by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 5.1(e):

 

Level

   Total Net Leverage Ratio    Unused Line Fee Rate  

I

   ³ 2.50:1.00      0.30

II

   ³ 1.50:1.00 and
< 2.50:1.00
     0.25

III

   ³ 1.20.75:1.00  and
< 1.50:1.00
     0.20

IV

   ³ 0.75:1.00 and

< 1.20.75:1.00

     0.15

V

   < 0.75:1.00      0.10 % 

From the ClosingSecond Amendment Effective Date until the first Business Day that immediately follows the date on which a Compliance Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 5.1(e) for the Fiscal Quarter ending MarchDecember 31, 20202021, “Level III” shall apply.

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

U.S.” or “United States” means United States of America.

U.S. Lender” means each Lender (including any Issuing Bank) that is a United States person as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Voting Capital Stock” means, with respect to any Person, shares of such Person’s Capital Stock having the right to vote for the election of directors of such Person and any other Capital Stock of such Person treated as voting stock for purposes of Treasury Regulation Section 1.956-2(c)(2).

Waivable Mandatory Prepayment” as defined in Section 2.15(e).

Wells Fee Letter” means that certain Fee Letter, dated November 15, 2019, by and among the Borrower, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association.

Weighted Average Life to Maturity” means, when applied to any Indebtedness at any date, the number of years obtained by dividing: (a) the sum of the products obtained by multiplying (i) the amount of each then remaining installment, sinking fund, serial maturity or other required payments of principal, including payment at final maturity, in respect thereof, by (ii) the number of years (calculated to the nearest one-twelfth) that will elapse between such date and the making of such payment; by (b) the then outstanding principal amount of such Indebtedness.

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

 

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1.2 Accounting Terms. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all accounting terms not otherwise defined herein will have the meanings assigned to them in conformity with GAAP. Financial statements and other information required to be delivered by the Borrower to the Lenders pursuant to Sections 5.1(a) and 5.1(b) will be prepared in accordance with GAAP as in effect at the time of such preparation (and delivered together with the reconciliation statements provided for in Section 5.1(f), if applicable). If at any time any change in GAAP would affect the computation of any financial ratio or financial requirement, or compliance with any covenant, set forth in any Credit Document, and either the Borrower or the Required Lenders will so request, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Borrower will negotiate in good faith to amend such ratio, requirement or covenant to preserve the original intent thereof in light of such change in GAAP (subject to the approval of the Required Lenders); provided that until so amended, (a) such ratio, requirement or covenant will continue to be computed in accordance with GAAP prior to such change therein and (b) the Borrower will provide to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders reconciliation statements to the extent provided in Section 5.1(f), if applicable. Notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, all terms of an accounting or financial nature used herein will be construed, and all computations of amounts and ratios referred to in Section 5 and Section 6 will be made, without giving effect to any election under Accounting Standards Codification 825-10 (or any other Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) to value any Indebtedness or other Liabilities of any Credit Party or any Subsidiary of any Credit Party at “fair value.” Subject to the foregoing, calculations in connection with the definitions, covenants and other provisions hereof may utilize accounting principles and policies in conformity with those used to prepare the Historical Financial Statements, including those identified as exceptions to generally accepted accounting principles in the definition of “GAAP.”

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 to “hereof” or “herein” mean of or in this Agreement, as applicable. References herein to any Section, Appendix, Schedule or Exhibit will be to a Section, an Appendix, a Schedule or an Exhibit, as the case may be, hereof unless otherwise specifically provided. The use herein of the word “include” or “including,” when following any general statement, term or matter, will not be construed to limit such statement, term or matter to the specific items or matters set forth immediately following such word or to similar items or matters, whether or not non-limiting language (such as “without limitation” or “but not limited to” or words of similar import) is used with reference thereto, but rather will be deemed to refer to all other items or matters that fall within the broadest possible scope of such general statement, term or matter. The terms lease and license will include sub-lease and sub-license, as applicable. Unless the context requires otherwise, any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document (including any Organizational Document) will 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 or in any other Credit Document). Any reference herein to any Person will be construed to include such Person’s successors and permitted assigns. The words “asset” and “property” will be construed to have the same meaning and effect. The word “will” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word “shall.” Any reference to any law or regulation will (i) include all statutory and regulatory provisions consolidating, replacing or interpreting or supplementing such law or regulation and (ii) unless otherwise specified, refer to such law or regulation as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time. This Section 1.3 will apply, mutatis mutandis, to all Credit Documents.

 

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1.4 Certifications. Any certificate or other writing required hereunder or under any other Credit Document to be certified by any officer or other authorized representative of any Person will be deemed to be executed and delivered by such officer or other authorized representative solely in such individual’s capacity as an officer or other authorized representative of such Person and not in such officer’s or other authorized representative’s individual capacity.

1.5 Limited Condition Transactions. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement or any Credit Document to the contrary, when (a)(i) calculating any applicable ratio or the use of any basket, (ii) determining the accuracy of the representations and warranties set forth in Section 4 hereof or (iii) determining satisfaction of any conditions precedent, in the case of each of clause (i), (ii) and (iii), in connection with any Specified Transaction or (b) determining compliance with any provision that requires that no Default or Event of Default has occurred, is continuing or would result thereof, in the case of each of (a) and (b) in connection with a Limited Condition Transaction, the date of determination of such ratio and determination of such accuracy, satisfaction and compliance will, at the option of the Borrower (the Borrower’s election to exercise such option in connection with any Limited Condition Transaction, an “LCT Election”), be deemed to be the date the definitive agreements for such Limited Condition Transaction are entered into (the “LCT Test Date”). If on a Pro Forma Basis after giving effect to such Limited Condition Transaction and the other Specified Transactions to be entered into in connection therewith (including any incurrence of Indebtedness and the use of proceeds thereof) calculated as if such Limited Condition Transaction or other transactions had occurred at the beginning of the most recently ended Test Period ending prior to the LCT Test Date for which financial statements are delivered (or were required to have been delivered), the Borrower could have taken such action on the relevant LCT Test Date in compliance with such representation, warranty, condition, provision, ratio or basket, such provisions will be deemed to have been complied; provided that, on the consummation date of such Limited Condition Transaction, (x) no Event of Default pursuant to Section 8.1(a), (f) or (g) has occurred and is continuing and (y) the Specified Representations and the Specified Acquisition Agreement Representations (to the extent applicable) shall be true and correct in all material respects (except for representations and warranties that are already qualified by materiality, which representations and warranties will be true and correct in all respects) immediately prior to, and immediately after giving effect to, such Limited Condition Transaction. For the avoidance of doubt, (i) if any of such ratios are exceeded as a result of fluctuations in such ratio (including due to fluctuations in Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA) at or prior to the consummation of the relevant Limited Condition Transaction, such ratios and other provisions will not be deemed to have been exceeded as a result of such fluctuations solely for purposes of determining whether the Limited Condition Transaction is permitted hereunder and (ii) such ratios and compliance with such conditions will not be tested at the time of consummation of such Limited Condition Transaction or related Specified Transactions, unless on such date an Event of Default pursuant to Section 8.1(a), (f) or (g) will be continuing. If the Borrower has made an LCT Election for any Limited Condition Transaction, then in connection with any subsequent calculation of any ratio (excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, any ratio contained in Section 6.7) or basket availability with respect to any other Specified Transaction on or following the relevant LCT Test Date and prior to the earlier of the date on which such Limited Condition Transaction is consummated or the date that the definitive agreement for such Limited Condition Transaction is terminated or expires without consummation of such Limited Condition Transaction, any such ratio or basket will be calculated on a Pro Forma Basis assuming such Limited Condition Transaction and other transactions in connection therewith (including any incurrence of Indebtedness and the use of proceeds thereof and the use of cash which would have otherwise constituted Unrestricted Cash for the purpose of calculating any applicable ratio) have been consummated until such time as the applicable Limited Condition Transaction has actually closed or the definitive agreement with respect thereto has been terminated or expires.

 

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1.6 Currency Conversion and Fluctuations.

(a) If more than one currency or currency unit are at the same time recognized by the central bank of any country as the lawful currency of that country, then (i) any reference in the Credit Documents to, and any obligations arising under the Credit Documents in, the currency of that country shall be translated into or paid in the currency or currency unit of that country designated by the Administrative Agent and (ii) any translation from one currency or currency unit to another shall be at the official rate of exchange recognized by the central bank for conversion of that currency or currency unit into the other, rounded up or down (to the next 1/16 of 1%) by the Administrative Agent as it deems appropriate.

(b) If a change in any currency of a country occurs, this Agreement shall be amended (and each party hereto agrees to enter into any supplemental agreement necessary to effect any such amendment) to the extent that the Administrative Agent determines such amendment to be necessary to reflect the change in currency and to put the Lenders in the same position, so far as possible, that they would have been in if no change in currency had occurred.

(c) No later than 11:00 a.m. London time on each Calculation Date, the Administrative Agent shall determine the Exchange Rate as of such Calculation Date with respect to each applicable currency; provided that, upon receipt of an Application or Issuance Notice for a Foreign Currency Letter of Credit pursuant to Section 2.4(b), the Administrative Agent shall determine the Exchange Rate with respect to the relevant currency on the related Calculation Date (it being acknowledged and agreed that the Administrative Agent shall use such Exchange Rate for the purposes of determining compliance with Section 2.4(a) with respect to such Application). The Exchange Rates so determined shall become effective on the relevant Calculation Date (a “Reset Date”), shall remain effective until the next succeeding Reset Date and shall for all purposes of this Agreement (other than Section 10.26 and any other provision expressly requiring the use of a current Exchange Rate) be the Exchange Rates employed in converting any amounts between Dollars and any other currency.

(d) No later than 11:00 a.m. London time on each Reset Date, the Administrative Agent shall determine the aggregate amount of the Dollar Equivalents of the Letter of Credit Obligations then outstanding in a currency other than Dollars.

(e) The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Borrower of each determination of an Exchange Rate hereunder.

1.7 Divisions. For all purposes under the Credit Documents, in connection with any division or plan of division under Delaware law (or any comparable event under a different jurisdiction’s laws): (a) if any asset, right, obligation or liability of any Person becomes the asset, right, obligation or liability of a different Person, then it shall be deemed to have been transferred from the original Person to the subsequent Person, (b) if any new Person comes into existence, such new Person shall be deemed to have been organized on the first date of its existence by the holders of its Capital Stock at such time and (c) such action shall be deemed to be permitted, in each case, if after giving effect to the preceding clauses (a) and (b), such action would otherwise be permitted under Section 6.8. Any division of a limited liability company shall for all purposes under the Credit Documents constitute a separate Person hereunder and thereunder (and each division of any limited liability company that is a Subsidiary, joint venture or any other like term shall also constitute such a Person or entity).

1.8 Rates. The interest rate on Eurodollar Rate Loans and Base Rate Loans (when determined by reference to clause (c) of the definition of Base Rate) may be determined by reference to Eurodollar Base Rate, which is derived from the London interbank offered rate. The London interbank offered rate is intended to represent the rate at which contributing banks may obtain short-term borrowings from each other in the London interbank market. On March 5, 2021, ICE Benchmark Administration (“IBA”), the administrator of the London interbank offered rate, and the Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”), the regulatory supervisor of IBA, announced in public statements (the “Announcements”) that the final publication or representativeness date for the

 

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London interbank offered rate for Dollars for: (a) 1-week and 2-month tenor settings will be December 31, 2021 and (b) overnight, 1-month, 3-month, 6-month and 12-month tenor settings will be June 30, 2023. No successor administrator for IBA was identified in such Announcements. As a result, it is possible that commencing immediately after such dates, the London interbank offered rate for such tenors may no longer be available or may no longer be deemed a representative reference rate upon which to determine the interest rate on Eurodollar Rate Loans or Base Rate Loans (when determined by reference to clause (c) of the definition of Base Rate). There is no assurance that the dates set forth in the Announcements will not change or that IBA or the FCA will not take further action that could impact the availability, composition or characteristics of any London interbank offered rate. Public and private sector industry initiatives have been and continue, as of the date hereof, to be underway to implement new or alternative reference rates to be used in place of the London interbank offered rate. In the event that the London interbank offered rate or any other then-current Benchmark is no longer available or in certain other circumstances set forth in Section 2.18(e), such Section 2.18(e) provides a mechanism for determining an alternative rate of interest. The Administrative Agent will notify the Borrower, pursuant to Section 2.18(e), of any change to the reference rate upon which the interest rate on Eurodollar Rate Loans and Base Rate Loans (when determined by reference to clause (c) of the definition of Base Rate) is based. However, the Administrative Agent does not warrant or accept any responsibility for, and shall not have any liability with respect to, (i) the continuation of, administration of, submission of, calculation of or any other matter related to the London interbank offered rate or other rates in the definition of “Eurodollar Base Rate” or with respect to any rate that is an alternative, successor or replacement for or successor to any such raterate thereto (including, without limitation, any then-current Benchmark or any Benchmark Replacement) or the effect of any of the foregoing, or of, including whether the composition or characteristics of any such alternative, successor or replacement rate (including any Benchmark Replacement), as it may or may not be adjusted pursuant to Section 2.18(e), will be similar to, or produce the same value or economic equivalence of, Eurodollar Base Rate or any other Benchmark, or have the same volume or liquidity as did the London interbank offered rate or any other Benchmark prior to its discontinuance or unavailability, or (ii) the effect, implementation or composition of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes. The Administrative Agent and its Affiliates or other related entities may engage in transactions that affect the calculation of a Benchmark, any alternative, successor or replacement rate (including any Benchmark Replacement) or any relevant adjustments thereto and such transactions may be adverse to the Borrower. The Administrative Agent may select information sources or services in its reasonable discretion to ascertain any Benchmark, any component definition thereof or rates referenced in the definition thereof, in each case pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, and shall have no liability to the Borrower, any Lender or any other person or entity for damages of any kind, including direct or indirect, special, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, costs, losses or expenses (whether in tort, contract or otherwise and whether at law or in equity), for any error or calculation of any such rate (or component thereof) provided by any such information source or service.

SECTION 2. LOANS AND LETTERS OF CREDIT

2.1 Term Loans.

(a) Initial Term Loan Commitments. Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, each Lender identified on Appendix A-1 hereto severally agreed to make, on the Closing Date, an Initial Term Loan in Dollars to the Borrower in an amount equal to such Lender’s Initial Term Loan Commitment as of such date; provided that the Borrower will deliver to Administrative Agent on behalf of the Lenders a fully executed Funding Notice no later than 11:00 a.m. (New York City time) at least one Business Day in advance of the proposed funding date (in the case of a Base Rate Loan) or at least three Business Days (or at least two Business Days for any funding on the Closing Date) in advance of the proposed funding date

 

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(in the case of a Eurodollar Rate Loan). The Borrower may make only one borrowing under the Initial Term Loan Commitment, which will be on the Closing Date. Any amount borrowed under this Section 2.1(a) and subsequently repaid or prepaid may not be reborrowed. Subject to Sections 2.13(a) and 2.14, all amounts owed hereunder with respect to the Initial Term Loans will be paid in full no later than the Term Loan Maturity Date. Each Lender’s Initial Term Loan Commitment shall terminate immediately and without further action on the Closing Date after giving effect to the funding of such Lender’s Initial Term Loan Commitment on such date.

(b) Term A-1 Loan Commitments. Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, each Term A-1 Loan Lender severally agrees to make, on the Second Amendment Effective Date, a Term A-1 Loan in Dollars to the Oyster Borrower in an amount equal to such Lender’s Term A-1 Loan Commitment as of such date; provided that the Oyster Borrower will deliver to Administrative Agent on behalf of such Lenders a fully executed Funding Notice no later than 11:00 a.m. (New York City time) at least one Business Day in advance of the proposed funding date (in the case of a Base Rate Loan) or at least three Business Days in advance of the proposed funding date (in the case of a Eurodollar Rate Loan). The Oyster Borrower may make only one borrowing under the Term A-1 Loan Commitment, which will be on the Second Amendment Effective Date. Any amount borrowed under this Section 2.1(b) and subsequently repaid or prepaid may not be reborrowed. Subject to Sections 2.13(a) and 2.14, all amounts owed hereunder with respect to the Term A-1 Loans will be paid in full no later than the Term A-1 Loan Maturity Date. Each Lender’s Term A-1 Loan Commitment shall terminate immediately and without further action on the Second Amendment Effective Date after giving effect to the funding of such Lender’s Term A-1 Loan Commitment on such date.

2.2 Revolving Loans.

(a) Revolving Credit Commitments. During the Revolving Credit Commitment Period, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, each Lender severally agrees to make Revolving Loans in Dollars to the Borrower in an aggregate amount up to but not exceeding such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment; provided that, after giving effect to the making of any Revolving Loans in no event will the Total Utilization of Revolving Credit Commitments exceed either (i) as to any Revolving Loans made on the Closing Date, the Initial Revolving Borrowing or (ii) at all times, the Revolving Credit Limit. Amounts borrowed pursuant to this Section 2.2(a) may be repaid and reborrowed during the Revolving Credit Commitment Period. Each Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment will expire on the Revolving Credit Commitment Termination Date and all Revolving Loans and all other amounts owed hereunder with respect to the Revolving Loans and the Revolving Credit Commitments will be paid in full no later than such date.

(b) [Reserved].

(c) Borrowing Mechanics for Revolving Loans after the Closing Date.

(i) Except pursuant to Section 2.4(d), Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans will be made in an aggregate minimum amount of $100,000 and integral multiples of $50,000 in excess of that amount, and Revolving Loans that are Eurodollar Rate Loans will be in an aggregate minimum amount of $100,000 and integral multiples of $50,000 in excess of that amount.

 

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(ii) Whenever the Borrower desires that the Lenders make Revolving Loans, the Borrower will deliver to the Administrative Agent by Electronic Transmission a fully executed and delivered Funding Notice no later than 11:00 a.m. (New York City time) at least three Business Days in advance of the proposed Credit Date in the case of a Eurodollar Rate Loan, and at least one Business Day in advance of the proposed Credit Date in the case of a Revolving Loan that is a Base Rate Loan. Except as otherwise provided herein, a Funding Notice for a Revolving Loan that is a Eurodollar Rate Loan will be irrevocable on and after the related Interest Rate Determination Date, and the Borrower will be bound to make a borrowing in accordance therewith.

(iii) Notice of receipt of each Funding Notice in respect of Revolving Loans, together with the amount of each Lender’s Pro Rata Share thereof, if any, together with the applicable interest rate, will be provided by the Administrative Agent to each applicable Lender by Electronic Transmission with reasonable promptness, but (provided the Administrative Agent will have received such notice by 11:00 a.m. (New York City time)) not later than 2:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the same day as the Administrative Agent’s receipt of such Notice from the Borrower.

(d) Each Lender will make the amount of its Revolving Loan available to the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 noon (New York City time) on the applicable Credit Date by wire transfer of same day funds in Dollars at the Payment Office. Except as provided herein, upon satisfaction or waiver of the conditions precedent specified herein, the Administrative Agent will make the proceeds of such Revolving Loans available to the Borrower on the applicable Credit Date by causing an amount of same day funds in Dollars equal to the proceeds of all such Revolving Loans received by the Administrative Agent from the Lenders to be credited to the account of the Borrower at the Payment Office or such other account as may be designated in writing to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower.

2.3 Swing Line Loans.

(a) Swing Line Loans Commitments. During the Revolving Credit Commitment Period, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, each Swing Line Lender hereby severally agrees to make Swing Line Loans to the Borrower; provided that after giving effect to the making of any Swing Line Loan, in no event will (i) the Swing Line Loan Outstandings exceed the Swing Line Sublimit then in effect, (ii) the Revolving Credit Exposure exceed the Revolving Credit Limit, (iii) the aggregate principal amount of outstanding Swing Line Loans made by such Swing Line Lender exceed such Swing Line Lender’s Commitment or (iv) such Swing Line Lender’s Revolving Credit Exposure exceed its Revolving Credit Commitment. Amounts borrowed pursuant to this Section 2.3 may be repaid and reborrowed during the Revolving Credit Commitment Period. The Borrower hereby unconditionally promises to pay the unpaid principal amount of each Swing Line Loan on the earlier of the Revolving Credit Commitment Termination Date and the first date after such Swing Line Loan is made that is the fifteenth (15th) or last day of a calendar month (or, if such date is not a Business Day, on the next succeeding Business Day) and is at least five (5) Business Days after such Swing Line Loan is made; provided that, on each date that a Revolving Loan is made, the Borrower will repay all Swing Line Loans that were outstanding on the date such Loan was requested to be made. Each Swing Line Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment will expire on the Revolving Credit Commitment Termination Date and all Swing Line Loans and all other amounts owed hereunder with respect to the Swing Line Loans and the Revolving Credit Commitments will be paid in full no later than such date.

(b) Borrowing Mechanics for Swing Line Loans.

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(ii) Whenever the Borrower desires that the Swing Line Lenders make a Swing Line Loan, the Borrower will deliver to the Administrative Agent by Electronic Transmission a Funding Notice no later than 11:00 a.m. (New York City time) on the proposed Credit Date, in which Funding Notice the Borrower will specify the Swing Line Lender requested to make such Swing Line Loan. The Administrative Agent will promptly advise the applicable Swing Line Lender of any such notice received from the Borrower.

(iii) The applicable Swing Line Lender will make such Swing Line Loan available to the Borrower by wire transfer of same day funds in Dollars to an account of the Borrower with the Administrative Agent designated for such purpose by 2:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the applicable Credit Date. Except as provided herein, upon satisfaction or waiver of the conditions precedent specified herein, the Administrative Agent will make the proceeds of such Swing Line Loans available to the Borrower on the applicable Credit Date by causing an amount of same day funds in Dollars equal to the proceeds of all such Swing Line Loans received by the Administrative Agent from the Swing Line Lenders to be credited to the account of the Borrower at the Payment Office, or to such other account as may be designated in writing to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower.

(iv) With respect to any Swing Line Loans which have not been voluntarily prepaid by the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.13, any Swing Line Lender may at any time in its sole and absolute discretion, deliver to the Administrative Agent (with a copy to the Borrower), no later than 11:00 a.m. (New York City time) at least one Business Day in advance of the proposed Credit Date, a notice (which will be deemed to be a Funding Notice given by the Borrower) requesting that each Lender holding a Revolving Credit Commitment make Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans to the Borrower on such Credit Date in an amount not to exceed the amount of such Swing Line Lender’s Swing Line Loans (the “Refunded Swing Line Loans”) outstanding on the date such notice is given which the applicable Swing Line Lender requests the Lenders to prepay. Anything contained in this Agreement to the contrary notwithstanding, (1) the proceeds of such Revolving Loans made by the Lenders other than the applicable Swing Line Lender will be immediately delivered by the Administrative Agent to the applicable Swing Line Lender (and not to the Borrower) and applied to repay a corresponding portion of the Refunded Swing Line Loans and (2) on the day such Revolving Loans are made, the applicable Swing Line Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the Refunded Swing Line Loans will be deemed to be paid with the proceeds of a Revolving Loan made by the applicable Swing Line Lender to the Borrower, and such portion of the Swing Line Loans deemed to be so paid will no longer be outstanding as Swing Line Loans and will no longer be due under the Swing Line Note of the applicable Swing Line Lender but will instead constitute part of the applicable Swing Line Lender’s outstanding Revolving Loans to the Borrower and will be due under the Revolving Loan Note issued by the Borrower to the applicable Swing Line Lender. The Borrower hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent and each Swing Line Lender to charge the Borrower’s accounts with the Administrative Agent and the Swing Line Lenders (up to the amount available in each such account) in order to immediately pay any applicable Swing Line Lender the amount of the Refunded Swing Line Loans to the extent the proceeds of such Revolving Loans made by the Lenders, including the Revolving Loans deemed to be made by any applicable Swing Line Lender, are not sufficient to repay in full the Refunded Swing Line Loans. If any portion of any such amount paid (or deemed to be paid) to any Swing Line Lender should be recovered by or on behalf of the Borrower from a Swing Line Lender in bankruptcy, by assignment for the benefit of creditors or otherwise, the loss of the amount so recovered will be ratably shared among all of the Lenders in the manner contemplated by Section 2.17.

 

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(v) If for any reason Revolving Loans are not made pursuant to Section 2.3(b)(iv) in an amount sufficient to repay any amounts owed to a Swing Line Lender in respect of any outstanding Swing Line Loans on or before the third Business Day after demand for payment thereof by the applicable Swing Line Lender, each Lender holding a Revolving Credit Commitment will be deemed to, and hereby agrees to, have purchased a participation in such outstanding Swing Line Loans, and in an amount equal to its Pro Rata Share of the applicable unpaid amount together with accrued interest thereon. Upon one (1) Business Days’ notice from the applicable Swing Line Lender, each Lender holding a Revolving Credit Commitment will deliver to the applicable Swing Line Lender an amount equal to its respective participation in the applicable unpaid amount in same day funds at the Payment Office of the applicable Swing Line Lender. In order to evidence such participation each Lender holding a Revolving Credit Commitment agrees to enter into a participation agreement at the request of the applicable Swing Line Lender in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to such Swing Line Lender. In the event any Lender holding a Revolving Credit Commitment fails to make available to the applicable Swing Line Lender the amount of such Lender’s participation as provided in this paragraph, such Swing Line Lender will 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 Swing Line Lender for the correction of errors among banks and thereafter at the Base Rate, as applicable.

(vi) Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, (1) each Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Loans for the purpose of repaying any Refunded Swing Line Loans pursuant to the second preceding paragraph and each Lender’s obligation to purchase a participation in any unpaid Swing Line Loans pursuant to the immediately preceding paragraph will be absolute and unconditional and will not be affected by any circumstance, including without limitation (A) any set-off, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right which such Lender may have against any Swing Line Lender, any Credit Party or any other Person for any reason whatsoever; (B) the occurrence or continuation of a Default or Event of Default; (C) any adverse change in the business, operations, properties, assets, condition (financial or otherwise) or prospects of any Credit Party; (D) any breach of this Agreement or any other Credit Document by any party thereto; or (E) any other circumstance, happening or event whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing; and (2) no Swing Line Lender will be obligated to make any Swing Line Loans (A) if it has elected not to do so after the occurrence and during the continuation of a Default or Event of Default or (B) so long as any Lender is a Defaulting Lender, unless such Swing Line Lender has entered into arrangements satisfactory to it and the Borrower to eliminate such Swing Line Lender’s risk with respect to the Defaulting Lender’s participation in such Swing Line Loan, including by cash collateralizing such Defaulting Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the outstanding Swing Line Loans and participating interests in any such Swing Line Loan will be allocated among non-Defaulting Lenders in a manner consistent with Section 2.22 (and Defaulting Lenders will not participate therein).

(c) Independent Swing Line Lender Obligations. The failure of any Swing Line Lender to make a Swing Line Loan shall not relieve any other Swing Line Lender of its obligation hereunder to make Swing Line Loans, but no Swing Line Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Swing Line Lender to make a Swing Line Loan requested to be made by such other Swing Line Lender.

 

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(d) Resignation or Removal of a Swing Line Lender. Any Swing Line Lender may resign as a Swing Line Lender hereunder at any time upon at least 30 days’ prior written notice to the Lenders, the Administrative Agent and the Borrower. Following such notice of resignation, the applicable Swing Line Lender may be replaced at any time by written agreement among the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the successor Swing Line Lender. The Administrative Agent will notify the Lenders of any such replacement of the applicable Swing Line Lender. At the time any such resignation or replacement will become effective, the Borrower will pay all unpaid fees accrued for the account of the replaced Swing Line Lender. From and after the effective date of any such resignation or replacement, (i) the successor Swing Line Lender will have all the rights and obligations of the replaced Swing Line Lender under this Agreement with respect to Swing Line Loans to be made by it thereafter and (ii) references herein and in the other Credit Documents to the term “Swing Line Lender” will be deemed to refer to such successor or to any previous Swing Line Lender, or to such successor and all current Swing Line Lenders and all previous Swing Line Lenders, as the context will require. After the resignation or replacement of the Swing Line Lender hereunder, the replaced Swing Line Lender will remain a party hereto and will continue to have all the rights and obligations of a Swing Line Lender under this Agreement with respect to Swing Line Loans made by it prior to such resignation or replacement, but will not be required to make additional Swing Line Loans.

2.4 Issuance of Letters of Credit and Purchase of Participations Therein.

(a) Letters of Credit. From time to time on any Business Day from the Closing Date through the earlier of the Revolving Credit Commitment Termination Date and the fifth Business Day prior to the date specified in clause (a) of the definition of “Revolving Credit Commitment Termination Date,” subject to the terms and conditions hereof, each Issuing Bank agrees to Issue, in accordance with such Issuing Bank’s usual and customary business practices, Letters of Credit for the account of the Borrower in the aggregate amount up to but not exceeding the Letter of Credit Sublimit; provided that the Revolving Credit Exposure does not exceed the Revolving Credit Limit; and provided, further, that (i) each Letter of Credit will be denominated in Dollars or in one or more Available Foreign Currencies; (ii) immediately after giving effect to such Issuance, in no event will the Revolving Credit Exposure of any Revolving Credit Lender exceed the Revolving Credit Commitment of such Lender; (iii) after giving effect to such Issuance, in no event will the Total Utilization of Revolving Credit Commitments exceed the Revolving Credit Limit then in effect; (iv) after giving effect to such Issuance, in no event will the Letter of Credit Usage exceed the Letter of Credit Sublimit then in effect; and (v) in no event will any Letter of Credit have an expiration date that is not a Business Day or is later than the earlier of (1) the fifth Business Day prior to the date specified in clause (a) of the definition of “Revolving Credit Commitment Termination Date” and (2) the date which is one year from the date of Issuance of such standby Letter of Credit or such later date as is acceptable to such applicable Issuing Bank, in each case except to the extent cash collateralized or backstopped pursuant to arrangements reasonably acceptable to the Issuing LenderBank. Subject to the foregoing, each Issuing Bank may agree that a Letter of Credit will automatically be extended for one or more successive periods not to exceed one year each (and in any event not to exceed the period prescribed in clause (v)(1) above), unless such Issuing Bank elects not to extend for any such additional period; provided that such Issuing Bank will not extend any such Letter of Credit if it has received written notice that an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing at the time such Issuing Bank must elect to allow such extension; provided, further, that no Issuing Bank will Issue any Letter of Credit if (A) any fee due in connection with, and on or prior to, the Issuance of such Letter of Credit has not been paid, (B) such Letter of Credit is requested to be Issued in a form that is not acceptable to such Issuing Bank or (C) such Issuing Bank will not have received, each in form and substance reasonably acceptable to it and duly executed by the Borrower, the documents that such Issuing Bank generally uses in the ordinary course of business for the Issuance of letters of credit of the type of such Letter of Credit (collectively, the “L/C Reimbursement Agreement”); provided, further, that so long as any Lender is a Defaulting Lender, such Issuing Bank will not be required to Issue any Letter of Credit unless such Issuing Bank has entered into arrangements satisfactory to it and the Borrower to eliminate such Issuing Bank’s risk with respect to the participation in Letters of Credit of the Defaulting Lender, including by cash collateralizing such Defaulting Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the Letter of Credit Usage, and participating interests in any such newly issued or increased

 

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Letter of Credit will be allocated among non-Defaulting Lenders in a manner consistent with Section 2.22 (and Defaulting Lenders will not participate therein). No Issuing Bank shall be under any obligation to issue Letters of Credit if the issuance of such Letter of Credit would violate one or more policies of such Issuing Bank applicable to letters of credit generally. As of the Closing Date, each of the Existing Letters of Credit shall constitute, for all purposes of this Agreement and the other Credit Documents, a Letter of Credit issued and outstanding hereunder.

(b) Notice of Issuance. Whenever the Borrower desires the Issuance of a Letter of Credit, it will deliver in a writing or Electronic Transmission to the applicable Issuing Bank and the Administrative Agent an Application or Issuance Notice no later than 12:00 noon (New York City time) at least three (3) Business Days, or such shorter period as may be agreed to by the applicable Issuing Bank in any particular instance, in advance of the proposed date of Issuance. For each Issuance, the applicable Issuing Bank may, but will not be required to, determine that, or take notice whether, the conditions precedent set forth in Section 3.2 have been satisfied or waived in connection with the Issuance of any Letter of Credit; provided, however, that no Letters of Credit will be Issued during the period starting on the first Business Day after the receipt by such Issuing Bank of notice from the Administrative Agent or the Lenders holding more than 50% of the aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure of all Lenders that any condition precedent contained in Section 3.2 is not satisfied and ending on the date all such conditions are satisfied or duly waived. Upon receipt by the applicable Issuing Bank of the L/C Reimbursement Agreement, in form and substance reasonably acceptable to such Issuing Bank and duly executed by the Borrower, the applicable Issuing Bank will Issue the requested Letter of Credit only in accordance with such Issuing Bank’s standard operating procedures. Upon the Issuance of any Letter of Credit or amendment or modification to a Letter of Credit, such Issuing Bank will promptly notify the Administrative Agent, which will in turn promptly notify each Lender with a Revolving Credit Commitment of such Issuance, which notice will be accompanied by a copy of such Letter of Credit or amendment or modification to a Letter of Credit and the amount of such Lender’s respective participation in such Letter of Credit pursuant to Section 2.4(e). Each Issuing Bank further agrees to provide the Administrative Agent, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, upon the request of the Administrative Agent (or any Lender with a Revolving Credit Commitment through the Administrative Agent), copies of any Letter of Credit Issued by such Issuing Bank and any related L/C Reimbursement Agreement and such other documents and information as may reasonably be requested by the Administrative Agent. To the extent that any provision of any Application related to any Letter of Credit is inconsistent with the provisions of this Section 2.4, the provisions of this Section 2.4 shall control.

(c) Responsibility of the Issuing Banks With Respect to Requests for Drawings and Payments. In determining whether to honor any drawing under any Letter of Credit by the beneficiary thereof, the applicable Issuing Bank will be responsible only to examine the documents delivered under such Letter of Credit with reasonable care so as to determine whether they appear on their face to be in accordance with the terms and conditions of such Letter of Credit. The parties hereto expressly agree that, in the absence of gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct on the part of the applicable Issuing Bank (as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final non-appealable order) with respect to such a determination, such Issuing Bank will be deemed to have exercised reasonable care in each such determination. In furtherance of the foregoing and without limiting the generality thereof, the parties agree that, with respect to documents presented which appear on their face to be in substantial compliance with the terms of a Letter of Credit, any Issuing Bank may, in its sole discretion, either accept and make payment upon such documents without responsibility for further investigation, regardless of any notice or information to the contrary, or refuse to accept and make payment upon such documents if such documents are not in strict compliance with the terms of such Letter of Credit. As between the Borrower and the Issuing Banks, the Borrower assumes all risks of the acts and omissions of, or misuse of the Letters of Credit Issued by the Issuing Banks, by the respective beneficiaries of such Letters of Credit. In furtherance and not in limitation of the foregoing, the Issuing Banks will not be responsible for: (i) the form, validity, sufficiency,

 

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accuracy, genuineness or legal effect of any document submitted by any party in connection with the application for and Issuance of any such 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 such Letter of Credit or the rights or benefits thereunder or proceeds thereof, in whole or in part, which may prove to be invalid or ineffective for any reason; (iii) failure of the beneficiary of any such Letter of Credit to comply fully with any conditions required in order to draw upon such Letter of Credit; (iv) errors, omissions, interruptions or delays in transmission or delivery of any messages, by mail, email, cable, telex or otherwise, whether or not they be in cipher; (v) errors in interpretation of technical terms; (vi) any loss or delay in the transmission or otherwise of any document required in order to make a drawing under any such Letter of Credit or of the proceeds thereof; (vii) the misapplication by the beneficiary of any such Letter of Credit of the proceeds of any drawing under such Letter of Credit; or (viii) any consequences arising from causes beyond the control of the Issuing Banks, including any Governmental Acts; none of the above will affect or impair, or prevent the vesting of, any of the Issuing Banks’ rights or powers hereunder. Without limiting the foregoing and in furtherance thereof, any action taken or omitted by the Issuing Banks under or in connection with the Letters of Credit or any documents and certificates delivered thereunder, if taken or omitted in good faith, will not give rise to any liability on the part of the Issuing Banks to the Borrower. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section 2.4(c), the Borrower will retain any and all rights it may have against the applicable Issuing Bank for any liability arising solely out of the gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct of such Issuing Bank as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final non-appealable order.

(d) Reimbursement by the Borrower of Amounts Drawn or Paid Under Letters of Credit. In the event any Issuing Bank has determined to honor a drawing under a Letter of Credit, it will immediately notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, and the Borrower will reimburse the applicable Issuing Bank, or the Administrative Agent for the benefit of such Issuing Bank, on or before the Business Day immediately following the date on which such drawing is honored (the “Reimbursement Date”) in an amount in Dollars and in same day funds equal to the amount of such honored drawing or, in the case of reimbursement in an Available Foreign Currency, in such Available Foreign Currency and in same day funds equal to the amount of such honored drawing; provided that anything contained herein to the contrary notwithstanding, (i) unless the Borrower will have notified the Administrative Agent and the applicable Issuing Bank prior to 10:00 a.m. (New York City time) on the date such drawing is honored that the Borrower intends to reimburse the applicable Issuing Bank for the amount of such honored drawing with funds other than the proceeds of Revolving Loans, the Borrower will be deemed to have given a timely Funding Notice to the Administrative Agent requesting each Lender with a Revolving Credit Commitment to make Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans on the Reimbursement Date in an amount in Dollars equal to the amount of such honored drawing (and in the event any amounts denominated in Available Foreign Currencies are not paid when due, such amount shall be converted to Dollars based on the Dollar Equivalent thereof), and (ii) without regard to the satisfaction of the conditions specified in Section 3.2 (each of which conditions precedent the Lenders with a Revolving Credit Commitment hereby irrevocably waive), each Lender with a Revolving Credit Commitment will, on the later of the Reimbursement Date or one (1) Business Day after receipt of written notice that a drawing has not been reimbursed, make Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans in the amount of such honored drawing, the proceeds of which will be applied directly by the Administrative Agent to reimburse the applicable Issuing Bank for the amount of such honored drawing; and provided, further, if for any reason proceeds of Revolving Loans are not received by the applicable Issuing Bank on the Reimbursement Date in an amount equal to the amount of such honored drawing, the Borrower will reimburse such Issuing Bank, on demand, in an amount in same day funds equal to the excess of the amount of such honored drawing over the aggregate amount of such Revolving Loans, if any, which are so received. Nothing in this Section 2.4(d) will be deemed to relieve any Lender with a Revolving Credit Commitment from its obligation to make Revolving Loans on the terms and conditions set forth herein, and the Borrower will retain any and all rights it may have against any Lender resulting from the failure of such Lender to make such Revolving Loans under this Section 2.4(d). In the event any amount denominated in an Available Foreign Currency is not paid when due, such amount shall, for all purposes of this Agreement, be converted to an amount in Dollars based on the Dollar Equivalent thereof.

 

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(e) Lenders’ Purchase of Participations in Letters of Credit. Immediately upon the Issuance of each Letter of Credit, each Lender having a Revolving Credit Commitment will be deemed to have purchased, in each case, without recourse or warranty, and hereby agrees to irrevocably purchase, from the Issuing Banks a participation in such Letter of Credit and any drawings honored thereunder in an amount equal to such Lender’s Pro Rata Share (with respect to the Revolving Credit Commitments) of the maximum amount which is or at any time may become available to be drawn thereunder. In the event that the Borrower will fail for any reason to reimburse the applicable Issuing Bank as provided in Section 2.4(d), the applicable Issuing Bank will promptly notify each Lender with a Revolving Credit Commitment of the unreimbursed amount in Dollars of such honored drawing and of such Lender’s respective participation therein based on such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the Revolving Credit Commitments. Each Lender with a Revolving Credit Commitment will make available to the applicable Issuing Bank an amount equal to its respective participation, in Dollars and in same day funds, at the office of the Issuing Bank specified in such notice, not later than 12:00 noon (New York City time) on the first Business Day (under the laws of the jurisdiction in which such office of such Issuing Bank is located) after the date notified by such Issuing Bank. In the event that any Lender with a Revolving Credit Commitment fails to make available to the applicable Issuing Bank on such Business Day the amount of such Lender’s participation in such Letter of Credit as provided in this Section 2.4(e), such Issuing Bank will 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. Nothing in this Section 2.4(e) will be deemed to prejudice the right of any Lender with a Revolving Credit Commitment to recover from such Issuing Bank any amounts made available by such Lender to such Issuing Bank pursuant to this Section in the event that it is determined that the payment with respect to a Letter of Credit in respect of which payment was made by such Lender constituted gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct on the part of such Issuing Bank as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final non-appealable order. In the event such Issuing Bank will have been reimbursed by other 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 will distribute to the Administrative Agent, which will in turn distribute to each Lender which has paid all amounts payable by it under this Section 2.4(e) with respect to such honored drawing, such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of all payments subsequently received by such Issuing Bank from the Borrower in reimbursement of such honored drawing when such payments are received. Any such distribution will be made to a Lender at its primary address set forth below its name on Appendix B, in the administrative questionnaire delivered by such Lender to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent or at such other address as such Lender may request.

(f) Obligations Absolute. The obligation of the Borrower to reimburse the Issuing Banks for drawings honored under the Letters of Credit Issued by it and to repay any Revolving Loans made by the Lenders pursuant to Section 2.4(d) and the obligations of the Lenders under Section 2.4(e) will be unconditional and irrevocable and will be performed strictly in accordance with the terms hereof under all circumstances including any of the following circumstances: (i) any lack of validity or enforceability of any Letter of Credit, any document transferring or purporting to transfer any Letter of Credit, any Credit Document (including the sufficiency of any such instrument), or any modification to any provision of any of the foregoing; (ii) the existence of any claim, set-off, defense, abatement, recoupment or other right which the Borrower or any Lender may have at any time against a beneficiary or any transferee of any Letter of Credit (or any Persons for whom any such transferee may be acting), the Issuing Banks, Lender or any other Person or, in the case of a Lender, against the Borrower, whether in connection herewith, the transactions contemplated herein or any transaction (including any underlying transaction between the

 

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Borrower or Subsidiary and the beneficiary for which any Letter of Credit was procured); (iii) any draft or other document presented under any Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent, invalid or insufficient in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect; (iv) payment by the applicable Issuing Bank under any Letter of Credit against presentation of a draft or other document which does not substantially comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit; (v) any adverse change in the business, operations, properties, assets, condition (financial or otherwise) or prospects of the Borrower or any Subsidiary; (vi) any breach hereof or any other Credit Document by any party thereto; (vii) any other circumstance or happening whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing; (viii) the fact that an Event of Default or a Default will have occurred and be continuing; or (ix) solely with respect to the obligations of the Lenders under Section 2.4(c), the failure of any condition precedent set forth in Section 3.2 to be satisfied (each of which conditions precedent the Lenders with a Revolving Credit Commitment hereby irrevocably waive); provided that, in each case, that payment by the applicable Issuing Bank under the applicable Letter of Credit will not have constituted gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct of such Issuing Bank as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final non-appealable order under the circumstances in question.

(g) Indemnification. Without duplication of any obligation of the Borrower under Section 10.2 or Section 10.3, in addition to amounts payable as provided herein, the Borrower hereby agrees to protect, indemnify, pay and save harmless the Issuing Banks from and against any and all claims, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, charges and expenses (including reasonable fees, expenses and disbursements of a single firm of outside counsel (and, if reasonably necessary, one local counsel in any relevant jurisdiction (which may be a single local counsel acting in multiple jurisdictions) and, solely in the event of an actual or potential conflict of interest between any Issuing Bank, where the Person or Persons affected by such conflict of interest inform the Borrower in writing of such conflict of interest, one additional counsel in each relevant jurisdiction to each group of affected Persons similarly situated taken as a whole) but excluding allocated costs of internal counsel) which the Issuing Banks may incur or be subject to as a consequence, direct or indirect, of (i) the Issuance of any Letter of Credit by an Issuing Bank, other than as a result of (1) the gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct of such Issuing Bank as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final non-appealable order or (2) the failure by such Issuing Bank to exercise reasonable care when determining whether a proper demand for payment is made under any Letter of Credit Issued by it, or (ii) the failure of an Issuing Bank to honor a drawing under any such Letter of Credit as a result of any Governmental Act.

(h) Cash Collateralization of Letters of Credit. In the event that any Letter of Credit is outstanding at the time that the Borrower prepays, or is required to repay, the Obligations or the Revolving Credit Commitments are terminated, the Borrower will (i) deposit with the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of all Lenders having Revolving Credit Exposure, cash or Cash Equivalents in an amount equal to one hundred and three percent (103%) of the aggregate outstanding Letter of Credit Usage to be available to Administrative Agent, for its benefit and the benefit of Issuing Banks, to reimburse payments of drafts drawn under such Letters of Credit and pay any fees and expenses related thereto and (ii) prepay the fee payable under Section 2.11(a)(ii) with respect to such Letters of Credit for the full remaining terms of such Letters of Credit. Upon termination of any such Letter of Credit and provided no Event of Default will have occurred and be continuing, the unearned portion of such prepaid fee attributable to such Letter of Credit will be refunded to the Borrower, together with the deposit described in the preceding clause (i) to the extent not previously applied by the Administrative Agent in the manner described herein.

 

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2.5 Pro Rata Shares; Availability of Funds.

(a) Pro Rata Shares. All Loans will be made, and all participations will be purchased, by the Lenders simultaneously and proportionately to their respective Pro Rata Shares. No Lender will be responsible for any default by any other Lender in such other Lender’s obligation to make a Loan requested hereunder or purchase a participation required hereby nor will any Term Loan Commitment or any Revolving Credit Commitment of any Lender be increased or decreased as a result of a default by any other Lender in such other Lender’s obligation to make a Loan requested hereunder or purchase a participation required hereby.

(b) Availability of Funds. Unless the Administrative Agent will have been notified by any 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 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 the Administrative Agent may, in its sole discretion, but will not be obligated to, make available to the Borrower a corresponding amount on such Credit Date. If such corresponding amount is not in fact made available to the Administrative Agent by such Lender, the Administrative Agent will be entitled to recover such corresponding amount on demand from such Lender together with interest thereon, for each day from such Credit Date until the date such amount is paid to the Administrative Agent, at the customary rate set by the Administrative Agent for the correction of errors among banks for three Business Days and thereafter at the Base Rate. If such Lender does not pay such corresponding amount forthwith upon the Administrative Agent’s demand therefor, the Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Borrower and the Borrower will immediately pay such corresponding amount to the Administrative Agent together with interest thereon, for each day from such Credit Date until the date such amount is paid to the Administrative Agent, at the rate payable hereunder for Base Rate Loans for such Class of Loans. Nothing in this Section 2.5(b) will be deemed to relieve any Lender from its obligation to fulfill its Term Loan Commitments and Revolving Credit Commitments hereunder or to prejudice any rights that the Borrower may have against any Lender as a result of any default by such Lender hereunder.

2.6 Use of Proceeds.

(a) The proceeds of the Initial Term Loans will be used to (i) consummate the Transactions and (ii) after the usage specified in clause (i) above, for working capital needs and general corporate purposes of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries, including for Permitted Acquisitions, capital expenditures and other transactions not prohibited under the terms of this Agreement.

(b) The proceeds of the Revolving Loans, Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans made after the Closing Date will be applied by the Borrower for working capital and general corporate purposes of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries, including for Permitted Acquisitions, capital expenditures and other transactions not prohibited under the terms of this Agreement.

(c) No portion of the proceeds of or draws related to any Credit Extension will be used in any manner that causes or might cause such Credit Extension or the application of such proceeds to violate Regulation T, Regulation U or Regulation X of the Board of Governors or any other regulation thereof or to violate the Exchange Act.

(d) No Credit Party, nor any of its Controlled Entities or any of their respective directors and officers, will directly or knowingly indirectly use any part of any proceeds of any Credit Extension or lend, contribute, or otherwise make available such proceeds to any Person (ai) to fund or facilitate any activities or business of or with any Person that, at the time of such funding or facilitation, is a Blocked Person, (bii) to fund or facilitate any activities or business of or in any Sanctioned Country or (ciii) in any other manner that will result in a violation by any Person of Anti-Terrorism Law. No part of the proceeds of any Credit Extension will be used directly or knowingly indirectly for any corrupt payments to any government 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 Anti-Corruption Law.

 

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(e) The proceeds of the Term A-1 Loan will be used to (i) consummate the Oyster Transactions on the Second Amendment Effective Date and (ii) after the usage specified in clause (i) above, for working capital needs and general corporate purposes of the Oyster Borrower and the Subsidiaries, including for Permitted Acquisitions, capital expenditures and other transactions not prohibited under the terms of this Agreement.

2.7 Evidence of Debt; Register; Disqualified Lender List; Notes.

(a) Evidence of Debt. Each Lender will maintain on its internal records an account or accounts evidencing the Indebtedness of the Borrower to such Lender, including the amounts of the Loans made by it and each repayment and prepayment in respect thereof. Any such recordation will be conclusive and binding on the Borrower, absent manifest error; provided that failure to make any such recordation, or any error in such recordation, will not affect any Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitments or the Borrower’s Obligations inor the Oyster Borrower’s Oyster Obligations, as the case may be, in respect of any applicable Loans; and provided further, in the event of any inconsistency between the Register and any Lender’s records, the recordations in the Register will govern.

(b) Register. The Administrative Agent will maintain a register for the recordation of the names and addresses of the Lenders and the Revolving Credit Commitments, the Swing Line Commitments and the Loans of each Lender from time to time (the “Register”). The Register will be available for inspection by the Borrower or any Lender (with respect to any entry relating to such Lender’s Loans) at any reasonable time from time to time upon reasonable prior notice. The Administrative Agent will record in the Register the Revolving Credit Commitments and the Loans, the principal amounts (and stated interest) of the Loans owing to, each Lender pursuant to the terms hereof from to time and each repayment or prepayment in respect of the principal amount of the Loans, and any such recordation will be conclusive and binding on the Borrower and each Lender, absent manifest error; provided that failure to make any such recordation, or any error in such recordation, will not affect any Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitments or the Borrower’s Obligations or the Oyster Borrower’s Oyster Obligations in respect of any Loan. The Borrower hereby designates the Administrative Agent to serve as the Borrower’s agent solely for purposes of maintaining the Register as provided in this Section 2.7, and the Borrower hereby agrees that, to the extent the Administrative Agent serves in such capacity, the Administrative Agent and its officers, directors, employees, agents and affiliates will constitute “Indemnitees.”

(c) Disqualified Lender List. The Disqualified Lenders List will be (i) posted to the Lenders on both the “Public Side Information” and the “Private Side Information” portions of the Platform, subject to the confidentiality provisions thereof in accordance with Section 10.17 hereof, and (ii) made available to the Lenders, other Agents and Issuing Banks upon written request to the Administrative Agent. The Borrower hereby acknowledges and consents to the posting and/or distribution of the Disqualified Lenders List pursuant to the terms set forth in this Agreement. The parties to this Agreement hereby acknowledge and agree that the Administrative Agent will not be deemed to be in default under this Agreement or to have any duty or responsibility or to incur any liabilities as a result of a breach of this Section 2.7(c), nor will the Administrative Agent have any duty, responsibility or liability to monitor or enforce assignments, participations or other actions in respect of Disqualified Lenders, or otherwise take (or omit to take) any action with respect thereto.

(d) Notes. If so requested by any Lender by written notice to the Borrower (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) at least three Business Days prior to the Closing Date, or at any time thereafter, the Borrower will execute and deliver to such Lender (and/or, if applicable and if so specified in such notice, to any Person who is an assignee of such Lender pursuant to Section 10.6) on the Closing Date (or, if such notice is delivered after the date that is three Business Days prior to the Closing Date, promptly after the Borrower’s receipt of such notice) a Note or Notes to evidence such Lender’s Term Loan, Revolving Loan or Swing Line Loan as the case may be.

 

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2.8 Interest on Loans.

(a) Except as otherwise set forth herein, each Class of Loan will bear interest on the unpaid principal amount thereof from the date made through repayment (whether by acceleration or otherwise) thereof as follows:

 

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Term Loans (other than Incremental Term Loans) and Revolving Loans that are, in each case, Base Rate Loans    Base Rate plus the Applicable Margin
Term Loans (other than Incremental Term Loans) and Revolving Loans that are, in each case, Eurodollar Rate Loans    Eurodollar Rate plus the Applicable Margin
Swing Line Loans    Base Rate plus the Applicable Margin
Incremental Term Loans, Extended Term Loans or Refinancing Term Loans that are, in each case, Base Rate Loans    Base Rate plus the applicable margin set forth in the applicable Incremental Amendment, Extension Amendment or Refinancing Amendment.
Incremental Term Loans, Extended Term Loans or Refinancing Term Loans that are, in each case, Eurodollar Rate Loans    Eurodollar Rate plus the applicable margin set forth in the applicable Incremental Amendment, Extension Amendment or Refinancing Amendment.

(b) The basis for determining the rate of interest with respect to any Loan (except a Swing Line Loan which can be made and maintained as Base Rate Loans only), and the Interest Period with respect to any Eurodollar Rate Loan, will be selected by the Borrower and notified to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders pursuant to the applicable Funding Notice or Conversion/Continuation Notice, as the case may be. If on any day a Loan is outstanding with respect to which a Funding Notice or Conversion/Continuation Notice has not been delivered to the Administrative Agent in accordance with the terms hereof specifying the applicable basis for determining the rate of interest, then for that day such Loan will be a Base Rate Loan; provided that if such Loan is a Eurodollar Rate Loan with an Interest Period of one month, then such Loan shall be automatically continued as a Eurodollar Rate Loan with an Interest Period of one month.

(c) In connection with Eurodollar Rate Loans there will be no more than eightten (810) Interest Periods outstanding at any time. In the event the Borrower fails to specify between a Base Rate Loan or a Eurodollar Rate Loan in the applicable Funding Notice or Conversion/Continuation Notice, such Loan (if outstanding as a Eurodollar Rate Loan) will be automatically converted into a Base Rate Loan on the last day of the then-current Interest Period for such Loan (or if outstanding as a Base Rate Loan will remain as, or (if not then outstanding) will be made as, a Base Rate Loan); provided that if no Conversion/Continuation Notice is provided with respect to an outstanding Eurodollar Rate Loan with an Interest Period of one month, such Eurodollar Rate Loan shall be continued as a Eurodollar Rate Loan with an Interest Period of one month. In the event the Borrower fails to specify an Interest Period for any

 

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Eurodollar Rate Loan in the applicable Funding Notice or Conversion/Continuation Notice, the Borrower will be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month. As soon as practicable after 10:00 a.m. (New York City time) on each Interest Rate Determination Date, the Administrative Agent will determine (which determination will, absent manifest error, be final, conclusive and binding upon all parties) the interest rate that will apply to the Eurodollar Rate Loans for which an interest rate is then being determined for the applicable Interest Period and will promptly give notice thereof (in writing or by telephone confirmed in writing) to the Borrower and each Lender.

(d) Interest payable pursuant to Section 2.8(a) will be computed (i) in the case of Base Rate Loans based on the Prime Rate on the basis of a 365-day year (or 366-day year, in the case of a leap year), and (ii) in the case of Eurodollar Rate Loans and Base Rate Loans not based on the Prime Rate, on the basis of a 360-day year, in each case for the actual number of days elapsed in the period during which it 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, will 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, will be excluded; provided that if a Loan is repaid on the same day on which it is made, one day’s interest will be paid on that Loan.

(e) Except as otherwise set forth herein, interest on each Loan will accrue on a daily basis and be payable in arrears (i) on each Interest Payment Date applicable to that Loan; (ii) any prepayment of that Loan, whether voluntary or mandatory, to the extent accrued on the amount being prepaid; and (iii) at maturity, including final maturity (or, in the case of Revolving Loans, such earlier date on which the Revolving Credit Commitments are terminated) and, after such maturity (or termination), on each date on which demand for payment is made; provided, however, that, with respect to any voluntary prepayment of a Revolving Loan outstanding as a Base Rate Loan, accrued interest will instead be payable on the applicable Interest Payment Date.

(f) The Borrower agrees to pay to the applicable Issuing Bank, with respect to drawings honored under any Letter of Credit, interest on the amount paid by such Issuing Bank in respect of each such honored 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 Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans, and (ii) thereafter, a rate which is 2.00% per annum in excess of the rate of interest otherwise payable hereunder with respect to Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans.

(g) Interest payable pursuant to Section 2.8(f) will be computed on the basis of a 365/366-day year for the actual number of days elapsed in the period during which it accrues, and will 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. Promptly upon receipt by an Issuing Bank of any payment of interest pursuant to Section 2.8(f), such Issuing Bank will distribute to the Administrative Agent, which will in turn distribute to each Lender, out of the interest received by such Issuing Bank in respect of the period from the date such drawing is honored to but excluding the date on which such Issuing Bank is reimbursed for the amount of such drawing (including any such reimbursement out of the proceeds of any Revolving Loans), the amount that such Lender would have been entitled to receive in respect of the letter of credit fee that would have been payable in respect of such Letter of Credit for such period if no drawing had been honored under such Letter of Credit. In the event an Issuing Bank will have been reimbursed by the Lenders for all or any portion of such honored drawing, such Issuing Bank will distribute to each Lender which has paid all

 

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amounts payable by it under Section 2.4(e) with respect to such honored drawing such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of any interest received by such Issuing Bank in respect of that portion of such honored 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 honored drawing is reimbursed by the Borrower.

2.9 Conversion/Continuation.

(a) Subject to Section 2.18 and (other than in the case of a conversion of a Eurodollar Rate Loan to a Base Rate Loan) so long as no Event of Default will have occurred and then be continuing, the Borrower will have the option:

(i) to convert at any time all or any part of any Term Loan or Revolving Loan equal to $100,000 and integral multiples of $50,000 in excess of that amount from one Type of Loan to another Type of Loan; provided that a Eurodollar Rate Loan may only be converted on the expiration of the Interest Period applicable to such Eurodollar Rate Loan unless the Borrower will pay all amounts due under Section 2.18 in connection with any such conversion; or

(ii) upon the expiration of any Interest Period applicable to any Eurodollar Rate Loan, to continue all or any portion of such Loan equal to $100,000 and integral multiples of $50,000 in excess of that amount as a Eurodollar Rate Loan.

(b) The Borrower will deliver a Conversion/Continuation Notice to the Administrative Agent by Electronic Transmission no later than 11:00 a.m. (New York City time) at least one Business Day in advance of the proposed conversion date (in the case of a conversion to a Base Rate Loan) and 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 Loan). Except as otherwise provided herein, a Conversion/Continuation Notice for conversion to, or continuation of, any Eurodollar Rate Loans will be irrevocable on and after the related Interest Rate Determination Date, and the Borrower will be bound to effect a conversion or continuation in accordance therewith.

2.10 Default Interest. Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default under Section 8.1(a), 8.1(f) or 8.1(g), the overdue principal amount of any Loans and, to the extent permitted by applicable law and due and owing, any overdue interest payments on the Loans and any other overdue fees and other overdue amounts, will bear interest (including post-petition interest in any proceeding under the Bankruptcy Code or other applicable bankruptcy laws) from the date of such Event of Default, payable on demand at a rate that is 2.00% per annum in excess of the interest rate otherwise payable hereunder with respect to the applicable Loans (or, in the case of any such fees and other amounts, at a rate which is 2.00% per annum in excess of the interest rate otherwise payable hereunder for Initial Term Loans outstanding as Base Rate Loans); provided that in the case of Eurodollar Rate Loans, upon the expiration of the Interest Period in effect at the time any such increase in interest rate is effective, such Eurodollar Rate Loans will thereupon become Base Rate Loans and will thereafter bear interest payable upon demand at a rate that is 2.00% per annum in excess of the interest rate otherwise payable hereunder for such 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 will 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.

 

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2.11 Fees.

(a) Revolving Commitment Fee. The Borrower agrees to pay to the Lenders having Revolving Credit Exposure the following fees:

(i) commitment fees equal to the Unused Line Fee Rate multiplied by the amount by which the Revolving Credit Commitments (other than Revolving Credit Commitments of a Defaulting Lender) exceed the average daily balance of outstanding Revolving Loans (other than Swing Line Loans); and

(ii) letter of credit fees equal to (A) the Applicable Margin for Revolving Loans that are Eurodollar Rate Loans, times (B) the face amount of all Letters of Credit issued and outstanding under this Agreement (regardless of whether any conditions for drawing could then be met and determined as of the close of business on any date of determination); provided that, in the case of Foreign Currency Letters of Credit, such calculation will be based on the Dollar Equivalent of the face amount thereof.

All fees referred to in this Section 2.11(a) will be paid to the Administrative Agent at the Payment Office and upon receipt, the Administrative Agent will promptly distribute to each Lender its Pro Rata Share thereof.

(b) Letter of Credit Fees. The Borrower agree to pay to the Administrative Agent (in Dollars), for the account of each Issuing Bank, the following fees:

(i) a fronting fee equal to 0.125% per annum, times the average aggregate daily maximum amount available to be drawn under all Letters of Credit issued by it and outstanding under this Agreement (determined as of the close of business on any date of determination); provided that, in the case of Foreign Currency Letters of Credit, such calculation will be based on the Dollar Equivalent of the maximum amount available to be drawn thereunder; and

(ii) such documentary and processing charges for any Issuance, amendment, transfer or payment of a Letter of Credit as are in accordance with such Issuing Bank’s standard schedule for such charges and as in effect at the time of such Issuance, amendment, transfer or payment, as the case may be.

(c) [Reserved].

(d) [Reserved].

(e) All fees referred to in Section 2.11(a) and 2.11(b) (except 2.11(b)(i)) will be calculated on the basis of a 360-day year and the actual number of days elapsed. The fees referred to in Sections 2.11(a) and 2.11(b)(i) will be payable quarterly in arrears on the last Business Day of each Calendar Quarter of each year during the Revolving Credit Commitment Period, commencing on the first such date to occur at the end of the first full Calendar Quarter ending after the Closing Date, and on the Revolving Credit Commitment Termination Date.

(f) In addition to the foregoing fees, the Borrower agree to pay to Agents such other fees in the amounts and at the times separately agreed upon.

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2.12 Scheduled Payments.

(a) The Borrower will repay to the Administrative Agent for the ratable account of the Lenders:

(i) for the ratable account of the applicable Lenders holding Initial Term Loans, on the last Business Day of each Fiscal Quarter (commencing with the first full Fiscal Quarter ending after the ClosingSecond Amendment Effective Date) an aggregate principal amount of the original aggregate principal amount of all Initial Term Loans outstanding on the Closing DateSecond Amendment Effective Date (after giving effect to the prepayment required pursuant to Section 2.14(e) hereof) as follows:

(1) for the first four such payment dates, 1.25% of the original principal amount of all Initial Term Loans outstanding on the ClosingSecond Amendment Effective Date;

(2) for the next eight such payment dates after the first four such payment dates, 1.875% of the original principal amount of all Initial Term Loans outstanding on the ClosingSecond Amendment Effective Date; and

(3) for the next eight such payment dates after the first twelve such payment dates, 2.50% of the original principal amount of all Initial Term Loans outstanding on the ClosingSecond Amendment Date; and

(ii) for the ratable account of the applicable Lenders holding Initial Term Loans, on the Term Loan Maturity Date, the aggregate principal amount of all Initial Term Loans outstanding on such date.

(b) The Oyster Borrower will repay to the Administrative Agent:

(i) for the ratable account of the Term A-1 Loan Lenders, on the last Business Day of each Fiscal Quarter (commencing with the first full Fiscal Quarter ending after the Second Amendment Effective Date) an aggregate principal amount of the original aggregate principal amount of all Term A-1 Loans outstanding on the Second Amendment Effective Date as follows:

(1) for the first four such payment dates, 1.25% of the original principal amount of all Term A-1 Loans outstanding on the Second Amendment Effective Date;

(2) for the next eight such payment dates after the first four such payment dates, 1.875% of the original principal amount of all Term A-1 Loans outstanding on the Second Amendment Effective Date; and

(3) for the next eight such payment dates after the first twelve such payment dates, 2.50% of the original principal amount of all Term A-1 Loans outstanding on the Second Amendment Date;

(ii) for the ratable account of the Term A-1 Loan Lenders, on the Term A-1 Loan Maturity Date, the aggregate principal amount of all Term A-1 Loans outstanding on such date.

 

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(c) (b) In the event any Incremental Term Loans, Extended Term Loans or Refinancing Term Loans are made, such Incremental Term Loans, Extended Term Loans or Refinancing Term Loans will be repaid in such installments as may be set forth in the applicable Incremental Amendment, Extension Amendment or Refinancing Amendment, as applicable.

(d) (c) Notwithstanding the foregoing clauses (a) and, (b) and (c):

(i) any installment payments contemplated by clause (a) or, (b) or (c) above will be reduced in connection with any voluntary or mandatory prepayments of the Term Loans in accordance with Sections 2.13, 2.14 and 2.15, as applicable;

(ii) the rate of amortization (or the amount of any installment) with respect to any Class of Loans may be increased (and the provisions of clause (a)(i), (b)(i) or the applicable Incremental Amendment, Extension Amendment or Refinancing Amendment may be amended accordingly) without the consent of the Lenders or the Administrative Agent in connection with the incurrence of any subsequent Incremental Term Loans, Extended Term Loans or Refinancing Term Loans that also comprise part of such Class of Loans; and

(iii) the Term Loans, together with all other amounts owed hereunder with respect thereto, will, in any event, be paid in full no later than the applicable Term Loan Maturity Date.

2.13 Voluntary Prepayments/Commitment Reductions.

(a) Voluntary Prepayments. Any time and from time to time, with respect to any Type of Loan, the Borrower may prepay the Loans of any Class, in whole or in part, on any Business Day in whole or in part, in an aggregate minimum amount of and integral multiples in excess of that amount (or, in each case, if less the entire amount thereof), and upon prior written notice given to the Administrative Agent or any applicable Swing Line Lender, as the case may be, by 12:00 noon (New York City time) on the applicable date indicated below, in each case, as set forth in the following table:

 

Class of Loans

   Minimum
Amount
     Integral
Multiple
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Base Rate Loans (other than Swing Line Loans)

   $ 100,000      $ 50,000      One Business Day

Eurodollar Rate Loans

   $ 100,000      $ 50,000      Three Business Days

Swing Line Loans

   $ 50,000      $ 50,000      Same Day

Any amounts received after such time on such date will be deemed to have been received on the next succeeding Business Day. Upon the giving of any such notice, the principal amount of the Loans specified in such notice will become due and payable without premium or penalty (subject to Section 2.18(c)) on the prepayment date specified therein; provided that such notice may be conditioned on receiving the proceeds necessary for such prepayment in a refinancing or otherwise. Any such voluntary prepayment will be applied as specified in Section 2.15(a).

 

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(b) Voluntary Commitment Reductions. The Borrower may, upon not less than three Business Days’ prior written notice, at any time and from time to time terminate in whole or permanently reduce in part, without premium or penalty, the Revolving Credit Commitments in an amount up to the amount by which the Revolving Credit Limit exceeds the Total Utilization of Revolving Credit Commitments at the time of such proposed termination or reduction; provided that any such partial reduction of the Revolving Credit Commitments must be in an aggregate minimum amount of $100,000 and integral multiples of $50,000 in excess of that amount (or, in each case, if less the entire amount thereof); provided, further, that the Borrower may rescind any notice of termination under this Section 2.13(b) if such notice was delivered in connection with a refinancing or other transaction, that is not consummated or is otherwise delayed. The Borrower’s notice to the Administrative Agent will designate the date (which must be a Business Day) of such termination or reduction and the amount of any partial reduction, and such termination or reduction of the Revolving Credit Commitments will be effective on the date specified in the Borrower’s notice and will reduce the Revolving Credit Commitment of each Lender proportionately to its Pro Rata Share thereof.

2.14 Mandatory Prepayments/Commitment Reductions.

(a) Asset Sales. No later than the fifth Business Day following the date of receipt by the Borrower or any Subsidiary of any Net Cash Proceeds from Asset Sales made pursuant to Section 6.8(e) or (h), together with the Net Cash Proceeds from Casualty Events pursuant to clause (b) below, in excess of $5,000,000 in any Fiscal Year, the Borrower will prepay, or cause to be prepaid, the Term Loans in accordance with Section 2.15(b) in an aggregate amount equal to 100% of such excess; provided that the Borrower will have the option, directly or through one or more of its Subsidiaries, to invest such Net Cash Proceeds within three hundred sixty-five (365) days of receipt thereof in assets of the type used or useful in the Businesses of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries; provided further, that if the Borrower or any Subsidiary enters into a legally binding commitment to invest such Net Cash Proceeds within such 365-day period, it may directly or through one or more of its Subsidiaries, so invest such Net Cash Proceeds within one hundred eighty (180) days following the end of such initial 365-day period; provided, further, that pending any such investment such Net Cash Proceeds may be applied to prepay Revolving Loans to the extent then outstanding (without a reduction in Revolving Credit Commitments).

(b) Casualty Events. No later than the fifth Business Day following the date of receipt by the Borrower or any Subsidiary of any Net Cash Proceeds from a Casualty Event, together with the Net Cash Proceeds from Asset Sales pursuant to clause (a) above, in excess of $5,000,000 in any Fiscal Year, the Borrower will prepay, or cause to be prepaid, the Term Loans in accordance with Section 2.15(b) in an aggregate amount equal to 100% of such excess; provided that (i) the Borrower will have the option, directly or through one or more of its Subsidiaries, to invest such Net Cash Proceeds within three hundred sixty-five (365) days of receipt thereof in assets used or useful in the Businesses of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries, which investment may include the repair, restoration or replacement of the applicable assets thereof; provided, further, that if the Borrower or any Subsidiary enters into a legally binding commitment to invest such Net Cash Proceeds within such 365-day period, it may directly or through one or more of its Subsidiaries, so invest such Net Cash Proceeds within one hundred eighty (180) days following the end of such initial 365-day period; provided, further, that pending any such investment such Net Cash Proceeds may be applied to prepay Revolving Loans to the extent then outstanding (without a reduction in Revolving Credit Commitments).

(c) Issuance of Debt. No later than the first Business Day following receipt by the Borrower or any Subsidiary of any Net Cash Proceeds from the incurrence of any Indebtedness of the Borrower or any Subsidiary (other than any Indebtedness permitted to be incurred or issued pursuant to Section 6.1 (but, for the avoidance of doubt, excluding Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness and Replacement Term Loans)), the Borrower will prepay the Term Loans in accordance with Section 2.15(b) in an aggregate amount equal to 100% of such Net Cash Proceeds.

 

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(d) Prepayment Certificate. Concurrently with any prepayment of the Loans pursuant to Sections 2.14(a) through 2.14(c), the Borrower will deliver to the Administrative Agent a calculation of the amount of the applicable net proceedsNet Cash Proceeds. In the event that the Borrower will subsequently determine that the actual amount received exceeded the applied pursuant to this Section 2.14, the Borrower will promptly make an additional prepayment of the Loans in an amount equal to such excess, and the Borrower will concurrently therewith deliver to the Administrative Agent a calculation of such excess.

(e) Oyster Closing Date Prepayment. On the date ofSecond Amendment Effective Date, and subject to the occurrence of, the Oyster Mergers and the incurrence of the Oyster Term FacilityA-1 Loan, the Borrower will prepay, or cause to be prepaid, in accordance with Section 2.15(b), the Initial Term Loans outstanding under this Agreement immediately prior to the incurrence of the Oyster Term FacilityA-1 Loans in an aggregate amount equal to $80,000,000.

2.15 Application of Prepayments/Reductions.

(a) Application of Voluntary Prepayments. Subject to Section 2.15(d), any prepayment of any LoanClass of Loans pursuant to Section 2.13(a) will be applied to the scheduled payments (including the payments at maturity) of such Class of Loans as specified by the Borrower in the applicable notice of prepayment and absent any such direction as to the prepayment of such Loans, in direct order of maturity; provided that in any event, any prepayment shall be applied ratably among holders of the same Class of Loans (or, in the case of any Obligations or Oyster Obligations, as applicable, other than Loans, of the same type of such Obligations or Oyster Obligations, as the case may be).

(b) Application of Mandatory Prepayments. Subject to Section 2.15(d), any amount required to be paid pursuant to Sections 2.14(a), 2.14(b), or 2.14(c) or 2.14(e) will be applied as follows:

(i) except as set forth in any Refinancing Amendment, Extension Amendment or Incremental Amendment with respect to such applicable Refinancing Term Loans, Extended Term Loans or Incremental Term Loans, as applicable, such prepayment will be applied to each Class of Term Loans on a pro rata basis (in accordance with the respective outstanding principal amounts thereof); provided that any prepayment of Term Loans with the Net Cash Proceeds of Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness will be applied solely to each applicable Class of Refinanced Indebtedness, provided further that prior to the Oyster Debt Assumption, no portion of such Net Cash Proceeds shall be applied to the Term A-1 Loans; and

(ii) such prepayment will be applied to the next eight (8) installments of each applicable Class of Term Loans in direct order of maturity, with the balance, if any, applied to the amount due at maturity.

In addition, amounts required to be paid pursuant to Section 2.14(e) shall be applied to the outstanding principal amount of the Initial Term Loans outstanding on the Second Amendment Effective Date immediately prior to giving effect to the Reallocation (as defined in the Second Amendment) without a reduction in the scheduled installments of the Initial Term Loans under Section 2.12(a).

 

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Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any Credit Document, the Borrower may use a portion of the amounts required to be paid pursuant to Sections 2.14(a) and 2.14(b) to prepay, repurchase, redeem, defease or otherwise repay, or offer to prepay, repurchase, redeem, defease or otherwise repay, with such amounts other Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness and the amount required to be paid pursuant to such Sections will be ratably reduced; provided that the definitive documentation in respect of such Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness requires the issuer or borrower thereof to prepay, repurchase, redeem, defease or otherwise repay, or offer to prepay, repurchase, redeem, defease or otherwise repay, such Pari Passu Lien Indebtedness with such amounts, in each case, on a pro rata basis with the outstanding principal amount of Term Loans.

(c) Application of Prepayments of Loans to Base Rate Loans and Eurodollar Rate Loans. Considering each Class of Loans being prepaid separately, any prepayment thereof will be applied first to Base Rate Loans to the full extent thereof before application to Eurodollar Rate Loans, in each case, in a manner that minimizes the amount of any payments required to be made by the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.18(c).

(d) Application of Payments or Proceeds. During the continuance of an Event of Default, the Administrative Agent may and will upon the direction of the Required Lenders apply any and all payments received by the Administrative Agent in respect of any Obligation or any Oyster Obligation in accordance with Section 8.2. All payments made by a Credit Party to the Administrative Agent after any or all of the Obligations have been accelerated (so long as such acceleration has not been rescinded), including proceeds of Collateral, will be applied in accordance with Section 8.2. All payments made by an Oyster Credit Party to the Administrative Agent after any or all of the Oyster Obligations have been accelerated (so long as such acceleration has not been rescinded), including proceeds of Oyster Collateral, will be applied in accordance with Section 11.6.

(e) Waivable Mandatory Prepayment. Anything contained herein to the contrary notwithstanding, so long as any Term Loans are outstanding, in the event the Borrower is required to make any mandatory prepayment pursuant to Section 2.14(a) through (c) (other than any mandatory prepayment with the Net Cash Proceeds of any Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness) (a “Waivable Mandatory Prepayment”), not less than three Business Days prior to the date (the “Required Prepayment Date”) on which the Borrower is required to make such Waivable Mandatory Prepayment, the Borrower will notify the Administrative Agent of the amount of such prepayment. Each such Lender may exercise its option to refuse any Waivable Mandatory Prepayment by giving written notice to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent of its election to do so on or before the first Business Day prior to the Required Prepayment Date (it being understood that any Lender that does not notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent of its election to exercise such option on or before the first Business Day prior to the Required Prepayment Date will be deemed to have elected, as of such date, not to exercise such option). On the Required Prepayment Date, the Borrower will pay to the Administrative Agent the amount of the Waivable Mandatory Prepayment, which amount will be applied to those Lenders that have elected not to exercise such option, as prepayment of the Term Loans (which prepayment will be applied to the scheduled installments of principal of the Term Loans of Lenders not electing to exercise such option, in accordance with Section 2.15(b)), with any balance of the Waivable Mandatory Prepayment to be retained by the Borrower and used for any purpose permitted by the terms of this Agreement.

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(i) to the extent that any or all of the Net Cash Proceeds of any Asset Sale by a Foreign Subsidiary giving rise to a prepayment event pursuant to Section 2.14(a) (a “Foreign Disposition”), the Net Cash Proceeds of any Casualty Event from a Foreign Subsidiary giving rise to a prepayment event pursuant to Section 2.14(b) (a “Foreign Casualty Event”) attributable to Foreign Subsidiaries, FSHCOs or any Domestic Subsidiary of the foregoing are prohibited or delayed by applicable local law from being repatriated to the United States, the portion of such Net Cash Proceeds so affected will not be required to be applied to repay Term Loans at the times provided in Section 2.14 but may be retained by the applicable Foreign Subsidiary so long, but only so long, as the applicable local law will not permit repatriation to the United States (the Borrower hereby agreeing to cause the applicable Foreign Subsidiary to promptly take all commercially reasonable actions required by the applicable local law to permit such repatriation), and once such repatriation of any of such affected Net Cash Proceeds is permitted under the applicable local law, such repatriation will be effected promptly and such repatriated Net Cash Proceeds will be promptly (and in any event not later than three (3) Business Days after such repatriation) applied (net of additional Taxes (including Tax Payments) payable or reserved against as a result thereof) to the repayment of the Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.14 to the extent provided therein, and

(ii) to the extent that the Borrower has reasonably determined in good faith that repatriation of any of or all the Net Cash Proceeds of any Foreign Disposition, Net Cash Proceeds of any Foreign Casualty Event would result in adverse Tax consequences (that are not de minimis) to the Borrower, its Subsidiaries or any direct or indirect equity owners of the Borrower, the Net Cash Proceeds so affected may be retained by the applicable Foreign Subsidiary (the Borrower hereby agreeing to promptly take and cause such Foreign Subsidiary to take all commercially reasonable actions to eliminate or minimize any such adverse Tax consequences in furtherance of allowing the repatriation of such Net Cash Proceeds, provided that in no event will Borrower be required to undertake any action that would result in any material costs or Taxes payable by the Borrower or its Affiliates).

2.16 General Provisions Regarding Payments.

(a) All payments by the Borrower or the Oyster Borrower, as the case may be, of principal, interest, fees and other Obligations or Oyster Obligations, as applicable, will be made in Dollars in same day funds and by wire transfer or ACH transfer (which will be the exclusive means of payment hereunder), without defense, setoff or counterclaim, free of any restriction or condition, and delivered to the Administrative Agent not later than 2:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the date due at the Payment Office (or such other address as the Administrative Agent may from time to time specify in accordance with Section 10.1) for the account of the Lenders entitled to such payment; for purposes of computing interest and fees, funds received by the Administrative Agent after that time on such due date will be deemed to have been paid by the Borrower or the Oyster Borrower, as the case may be, on the next succeeding Business Day.

(b) All payments of the principal amount of any Term Loan made pursuant to Section 2.13 will be accompanied by payment of accrued interest on the principal amount being repaid or prepaid, and all such payments will be applied to the payment of interest then due and payable before application to principal.

(c) The Administrative Agent (or its agent or sub-agent appointed by it) will promptly distribute to each Lender entitled to such payment at such address as such Lender may indicate in writing, (i) such Lender’s applicable Pro Rata Share of all payments and prepayments of principal and interest due to such Lender pursuant to Sections 2.8, 2.10, 2.12, 2.13 or 2.14, and (ii) all other amounts due to such Lender, including all fees payable with respect thereto, to the extent received by the Administrative Agent.

 

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(d) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions hereof, if any Conversion/Continuation 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 Loans, the Administrative Agent will give effect thereto in apportioning payments received thereafter.

(e) Subject to the provisos set forth in the definition of “Interest Period,” whenever any payment to be made hereunder is stated to be due on a day that is not a Business Day, such payment will be made on the next succeeding Business Day and such extension of time will be included in the computation of the payment of interest hereunder or of the Revolving Credit Commitment fees hereunder.

(f) [Reserved].

(g) The Administrative Agent will deem any payment by or on behalf of the Borrower or the Oyster Borrower, as the case may be, hereunder that is not made in same day funds prior to 2:00 p.m. (New York City time) to be a non-conforming payment. Any such payment will not be deemed to have been received by the Administrative Agent until the later of (i) the time such funds become available funds and (ii) the applicable next Business Day. The Administrative Agent will give prompt written notice to the Borrower if any payment is non-conforming. Any non-conforming payment may constitute or become a Default or Event of Default in accordance with the terms of Section 8.1(a). Interest will continue to accrue on any principal as to which a non-conforming payment is made until such funds become available funds (but in no event less than the period from the date of such payment to the next succeeding applicable Business Day) at the rate determined pursuant to Section 2.10 from the date such amount was due and payable until the date such amount is paid in full.

(h) Notwithstanding any other provisions hereof, so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, if any prepayment of Eurodollar Rate Loans is required to be made prior to the last day of the Interest Period therefor, in lieu of making any payment in respect of any such Eurodollar Rate Loan prior to the last day of the Interest Period therefor, the Borrower or the Oyster Borrower, as the case may be, may, in the sole discretion of the Borrower or the Oyster Borrower, as applicable, deposit an amount sufficient to make any such prepayment otherwise required to be made thereunder together with accrued interest to the last day of such Interest Period into an escrow account designated by the Administrative Agent until the last day of such Interest Period, at which time the Administrative Agent will be authorized (without any further action by or notice to or from the Borrower or any other Credit Party or Oyster Credit Party) to apply such amount to the prepayment of such Loans in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement otherwise applicable to such payment. Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of any Event of Default, the Administrative Agent will also be authorized (without any further action by or notice to or from the Borrower or any other Credit Party or Oyster Credit Party) to apply such amount to the prepayment of the outstanding Loans in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement otherwise applicable to such payment.

2.17 Ratable Sharing. The Lenders hereby agree among themselves that, except as otherwise provided in the Collateral Documents with respect to amounts realized from the exercise of rights with respect to Liens on the Collateral, if any of them, whether by voluntary payment (other than a voluntary prepayment of Loans made and applied in accordance with the terms hereof), 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 as adequate protection of a deposit treated as cash collateral under the Bankruptcy Code or as a distribution in connection with a plan of reorganization, plan of liquidation or similar dispositive plan, receive payment or reduction of a proportion of the aggregate amount of principal, interest, amounts payable in respect of Letters of Credit, fees and other amounts then due and owing to such Lender hereunder or under the other Credit Documents (collectively, the “Aggregate Amounts Due” to such Lender) which is greater than the proportion received by any other relevant Lender that is entitled to a

 

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payment in respect of the Aggregate Amounts Due to such other Lender, then the Lender receiving such proportionately greater payment will (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 participations (which it will be deemed to have purchased from each seller of a participation simultaneously upon the receipt by such seller of its portion of such payment) in the Aggregate Amounts Due to the other Lenders entitled to a payment in respect of such Aggregate Amounts Due so that all such recoveries of Aggregate Amounts Due will be shared by all of the Lenders in proportion to the Aggregate Amounts Due to them; provided that if all or part of such proportionately greater payment received by such purchasing Lender is thereafter recovered from such Lender upon the bankruptcy or reorganization of the Borrower or the Oyster Borrower or otherwise, those purchases will be rescinded and the purchase prices paid for such

participations will be returned to such purchasing Lender ratably to the extent of such recovery, but without interest. The Borrower and the Oyster Borrower expressly consentsconsent to the foregoing arrangement and agreesagree that any holder of a participation so purchased may exercise any and all rights of banker’s lien, set-off or counterclaim with respect to any and all monies owing by the Borrower or the Oyster Borrower, as the case may be, to that holder with respect thereto as fully as if that holder were owed the amount of the participation held by that holder. The provisions of this Section 2.17 will not be construed to apply to (i) any payment made by a Credit Party or an Oyster Credit Party pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement or any other Credit Document, (ii) any payment obtained by any Lender as consideration for the assignment or sale of a participation in any of its Loans or other Obligations or Oyster Obligations, as applicable, owed to it, (iii) the exchange of any Loans held by a Lender for all or a portion of a new tranche of Loans issued hereunder or (iv) the acceptance of the Waivable Mandatory Prepayment in accordance with Section 2.15(e).

2.18 Making or Maintaining Eurodollar Rate Loans.

(a) Inability to Determine Applicable Interest Rate. Subject in all respects to the provisions of Section 2.18(e), in the event that the Administrative Agent determines (which determination will 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 “Eurodollar Base Rate” or the Eurodollar Base Rate for any requested Interest Period does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to Lenders of funding such Eurodollar Rate Loan, the Administrative Agent will on such date give notice (by telefacsimile or by telephone confirmed in writing) 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 the 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 will be deemed to be rescinded by the Borrower.

(b) Illegality or Impracticability of Eurodollar Rate Loans. Subject in all respects to the provisions of Section 2.18(e), in the event that on any date any Lender determines in good faith (which determination will be final and conclusive and binding upon all parties hereto but will be made only after consultation with the Borrower and the Administrative Agent) that the making, maintaining or continuation of its Eurodollar Rate Loans (i) has become unlawful as a result of compliance by such Lender in good faith with any law, treaty, governmental rule, regulation, guideline or order (or would conflict with any such treaty, governmental rule, regulation, guideline or order not having the force of law even though the failure to comply therewith would not be unlawful), or (ii) has become impracticable, as a result of contingencies occurring after the Closing Date that materially and adversely affect the London interbank market or the position of such Lender in that market, then, and in any such event, such Lender will be an “Affected Lender” and it will on that day give notice (by telefacsimile or by telephone confirmed in writing) to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent of such determination (which notice the Administrative Agent will

 

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promptly transmit to each other Lender). If the Administrative Agent receives a notice from any Lender pursuant to the preceding sentence, then (A) the obligation of such Lender to make Loans as, or to convert Loans to, Eurodollar Rate Loans will be suspended until such notice is withdrawn by such Affected Lender, (B) to the extent such determination by the Affected Lender relates to a Eurodollar Rate Loan then being requested by the Borrower pursuant to a Funding Notice or a Conversion/Continuation Notice, such Lender makes such Loan as (or continue such Loan as or convert such Loan to, as the case may be) a Base Rate Loan, (C) such Lender’s obligations to maintain its outstanding Eurodollar Rate Loans (the “Affected Loans”) will 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 (D) the Affected Loans will automatically convert into Base Rate Loans on the date of such termination. Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent a determination by an Affected Lender as described above relates to a Eurodollar Rate Loan then being requested by the Borrower pursuant to a Funding Notice or a Conversion/Continuation Notice, the Borrower will have the option, subject to the provisions of Section 2.18(c), to rescind such Funding Notice or Conversion/Continuation Notice as to all Lenders by giving written notice to 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 will promptly transmit to each other Lender). Except as provided in the immediately preceding sentence, nothing in this Section 2.18(b) will affect the obligation of any Lender other than an Affected Lender to make or maintain Loans as, or to convert Loans to, Eurodollar Rate Loans in accordance with the terms hereof.

(c) Compensation for Breakage or Non-Commencement of Interest Periods. In the event of (i) the payment or prepayment (voluntary or otherwise) of any principal of any Eurodollar Rate Loan other than on the last day of an Interest Period applicable thereto (including as a result of an Event of Default), (ii) the conversion of any Eurodollar Rate Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto, (iii) the failure to borrow, convert, continue or prepay any Eurodollar Rate Loan on the date specified in any notice delivered pursuant hereto or (iv) the assignment of any Eurodollar Rate Loan earlier than the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto as a result of a request by the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.23, then, in any such event, the Borrower will compensate each Lender for the actual loss, cost and expense incurred by such Lender attributable to such event, excluding loss of anticipated profits or margin and without giving to any applicable LIBOREurodollar Base Rate “floor.” A certificate of any Lender computing any amount or amounts that such Lender is entitled to receive pursuant to this Section in reasonable detail will be delivered to the Borrower and will be presumptively correct (absent manifest error). The Borrower will pay such Lender the amount shown as due on any such certificate within thirty (30) 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 an Affiliate of such Lender.

(e) Effect of Benchmark Transition EventReplacement Setting.

(i) Benchmark Replacement. (A) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Credit Document, upon the occurrence of (and any Rate Contract shall be deemed not to be a “Credit Document” for purposes of this Section 2.18(e)) if a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, the Administrative Agent and the Borrower may amend this Agreement to replace the Eurodollar Rate with a Benchmark Replacement. Any such amendment with respect to a Benchmark Transition Event will become effective at 5:00 p.m.and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred prior to the Reference Time in respect of any setting of the then-current Benchmark, then (x) if a Benchmark Replacement is determined in accordance with clause (a)(1) or (a)(2) of the definition of

 

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“Benchmark Replacement” for such Benchmark Replacement Date, such Benchmark Replacement will replace such Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Credit Document in respect of such Benchmark setting and subsequent Benchmark settings without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Credit Document and (y) if a Benchmark Replacement is determined in accordance with clause (a)(3) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement” for such Benchmark Replacement Date, such Benchmark Replacement will replace such Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Credit Document in respect of any Benchmark setting at or after 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the fifth (5th) Business Day after the Administrative Agent has posted such proposed amendment to all Lenders and the Borrowerdate notice of such Benchmark Replacement is provided to the Lenders without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Credit Document so long as the Administrative Agent has not received, by such time, written notice of objection to such amendmentBenchmark Replacement from Lenders comprising the Required Lenders. Any such amendment with respect to an Early Opt-in Election will become effective on the date that Lenders comprising the Required Lenders have delivered to the Administrative Agent written notice that such Required Lenders accept such amendment. No replacement of the Eurodollar Rate with a If an Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement pursuant to this Section 2.18(e) will occur prior to the applicable Benchmark Transition Start Dateis Daily Simple SOFR, all interest payments will be payable on a monthly basis.

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

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

(iii) Notices; Standards for Decisions and Determinations. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of (A) any occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event, a Term SOFR Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, and its related Benchmark Replacement Date and Benchmark Transition Start Date, (B) the implementation of any Benchmark Replacement, (C) the effectiveness of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes and, (D) the removal or reinstatement of any tenor of a Benchmark pursuant to Section 2.18(e)(iv)

 

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below and (E) the commencement or conclusion of any Benchmark Unavailability Period. Any determination, decision or election that may be made by the Administrative Agent or, if applicable, any Lender (or group of Lenders) pursuant to this Section 2.18(e), including any determination with respect to a tenor, rate or adjustment or of the occurrence or non-occurrence of an event, circumstance or date and any decision to take or refrain from taking any action or any selection, will be conclusive and binding absent manifest error and may be made in its or their sole discretion and without consent from any other party heretoto this Agreement or any other Credit Document, except, in each case, as expressly required pursuant to this Section 2.18(e).

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

(v) (iv) Benchmark Unavailability Period. Upon the Borrower’s receipt of notice of the commencement of a Benchmark Unavailability Period, the Borrower may revoke any request for a Eurodollar Borrowingborrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans to be made, converted or continued during any Benchmark Unavailability Period and, failing that, the Borrower will be deemed to have converted any such request into a request for a borrowing of or conversion to Base Rate Loans. During any Benchmark Unavailability Period or at any time that a tenor for the then-current Benchmark is not an Available Tenor, the component of the Base Rate based upon the Eurodollar Ratethen-current Benchmark or such tenor for such Benchmark, as applicable, will not be used in any determination of the Base Rate.

(vi) London Interbank Offered Rate Benchmark Transition Event. On March 5, 2021, the IBA, the administrator of the London interbank offered rate, and the FCA, the regulatory supervisor of the IBA, made the Announcements that the final publication or representativeness date for Dollars for (I) 1-week and 2-month London interbank offered rate tenor settings will be December 31, 2021 and (II) overnight, 1-month, 3-month, 6-month and 12-month London interbank offered rate tenor settings will be June 30, 2023. No successor administrator for the IBA was identified in such Announcements. The parties hereto agree and acknowledge that the Announcements resulted in the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event with respect to the London interbank offered rate pursuant to the terms of this Agreement and that any obligation of the Administrative Agent to notify any parties of such Benchmark Transition Event pursuant to clause (iii) of this Section 2.18(e) shall be deemed satisfied.

 

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2.19 Increased Costs; Capital Adequacy.

(a) Compensation For Increased Costs and Taxes. Subject to the provisions of Section 2.20 (which will be controlling with respect to the matters covered thereby), in the event that any Lender (which term includes each Issuing Bank for purposes of this Section 2.19(a)) determines in good faith (which determination will, absent manifest error, be final and conclusive and binding upon all parties hereto) that any law, treaty or governmental rule, regulation or order, or any change therein or in the interpretation, administration or application thereof (including the introduction of any new law, treaty or governmental rule, regulation or order), or any determination of a Governmental Authority, in each case that becomes effective after the Closing Date, or compliance by such Lender with any guideline, request or directive issued or made after the Closing Date by any central bank or other Governmental Authority: (i) subjects such Lender (or its applicable Lending Office) to any additional Tax (other than (x) Indemnified Taxes and (y) Excluded Taxes) with respect to this Agreement or any of the other Credit Documents or any of its obligations hereunder or thereunder or any payments to such Lender (or its applicable Lending Office) of principal, interest, fees or any other amount payable hereunder or thereunder; (ii) imposes, modifies or holds applicable any reserve (including any marginal, emergency, supplemental, special or other reserve), special deposit, compulsory loan, FDIC insurance or similar requirement against assets held by, or deposits or other liabilities in or for the account of, or advances or loans by, or other credit extended by, or any other acquisition of funds by, any office of such Lender (other than any such reserve or other requirements with respect to Eurodollar Rate Loans that are reflected in the definition of “Eurodollar Base Rate”); or (iii) imposes any other condition (other than with respect to a Tax matter) on or affecting such Lender (or its applicable Lending Office) or its obligations hereunder or the London interbank market; and the result of any of the foregoing is to increase the cost to such Lender of agreeing to make, making or maintaining Loans hereunder or to reduce any amount received or receivable by such Lender (or its applicable Lending Office) with respect thereto; then, in any such case, the Borrower will pay to such Lender, within ten (10) Business Days of receipt of the statement referred to in the next sentence, such additional amount or amounts (in the form of an increased rate of, or a different method of calculating, interest or otherwise as such Lender in its sole discretion may determine) as may be necessary to compensate such Lender for any such increased cost or reduction in amounts received or receivable hereunder. Such Lender will deliver to the Borrower (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) a written statement, setting forth in reasonable detail the basis for calculating the additional amounts owed to such Lender under this Section 2.19(a), which statement will be conclusive and binding upon all parties hereto absent manifest error.

(b) Capital Adequacy Adjustment. In the event that any Lender (which term includes each Issuing Bank for purposes of this Section 2.19(b)) determines that the adoption, effectiveness, phase-in or applicability after the Closing Date of any law, rule or regulation (or any provision thereof) regarding capital or liquidity requirements, or any change therein or in the interpretation or administration thereof by any Governmental Authority, central bank or comparable agency charged with the interpretation or administration thereof, or compliance by any Lender (or its applicable Lending Office) or any entity controlling any Lender with any guideline, request or directive regarding capital or liquidity requirements (whether or not having the force of law) of any such Governmental Authority, central bank or comparable agency, has or would have the effect of reducing the rate of return on the capital of such Lender or any entity controlling such Lender as a consequence of, or with reference to, such Lender’s Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments or Letters of Credit, or participations therein or other obligations hereunder with respect to the Loans or the Letters of Credit to a level below that which such Lender or such controlling entity could have achieved but for such adoption, effectiveness, phase-in, applicability, change or compliance (taking into consideration the policies of such Lender or such controlling entity with regard to capital or liquidity requirements), then from time to time, within five Business Days after receipt by the

 

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Borrower from such Lender of the statement referred to in the next sentence, the Borrower will pay to such Lender such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or such controlling entity for such reduction. Such Lender will deliver to the Borrower (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) a written statement, setting forth in reasonable detail the basis for calculating the additional amounts owed to Lender under this Section 2.19(b), which statement will be conclusive and binding upon all parties hereto absent manifest error.

(c) Dodd-Frank; Basel III. 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 of America or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case in respect of this clause (ii) pursuant to Basel III, will, in each case, be deemed to be a change in law, treaty or governmental rule, regulation or order under subsection (a) above and/or a change in law, rule or regulation (or any provision thereof) regarding capital or liquidity requirements under subsection (b) above, as applicable, regardless of the date enacted, adopted or issued.

(d) Delay in Requests. The failure or delay on the part of any Lender (which term will include each Issuing Bank for purposes of this Section 2.19(d)) to demand compensation pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.19 will not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s right to demand such compensation; provided that the Borrower will not be required to compensate a Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.19 for any increased costs incurred or reductions suffered more than one hundred and eighty (180) days prior to the date that such Lender sends the Borrower written notice of such Lender’s intention to claim compensation therefor; provided further, that if the circumstance giving rise to such increased costs or reductions suffered is retroactive, then the 180-day period referred to above will be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof.

2.20 Taxes; Withholding, etc.

(a) Except as required by Law or otherwise provided in this Section 2.20, each payment by any Credit Party under any Credit Document will be made free and clear of all Taxes with respect thereto.

(b) If any Taxes will be required by any Law to be deducted from or in respect of any amount payable under any Credit Document to any Recipient (as determined in the good faith discretion of the applicable withholding agent) (i) to the extent such Taxes required to be deducted are Indemnified Taxes, such amount will be increased as necessary to ensure that, after all required deductions for Indemnified Taxes are made (including deductions for Indemnified Taxes applicable to any increases to any amount under this Section 2.20(b)(i)), such Recipient receives the amount it would have received had no such deductions for Indemnified Taxes been made, (ii) the relevant Credit Party or the Administrative Agent, as applicable, will make such deductions, (iii) the relevant Credit Party or the Administrative Agent, as applicable, will timely pay the full amount deducted to the relevant taxing authority or other authority in accordance with applicable Law and (iv) as soon as practicable after any such payment by a Credit Party is made, the relevant Credit Party will deliver to the Administrative Agent an original or certified copy of a receipt evidencing such payment or other evidence of payment reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

(c) In addition, the Credit Parties will timely pay to the relevant Governmental Authority, in accordance with applicable law, any Other Taxes. As soon as practicable after the date of any payment of Other Taxes by any Credit Party pursuant to this Section 2.20(c), the Borrower will deliver to the Administrative Agent the original or a certified copy of a receipt evidencing payment thereof or other evidence of payment reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

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(d) Without duplication of Section 2.20(b) or Section 2.20(c), the Credit Parties will jointly and severally indemnify and reimburse, within ten (10) days after receipt of a demand therefor (with copy to the Administrative Agent), each Recipient for all Indemnified Taxes (including any Indemnified Taxes imposed by any jurisdiction on amounts payable under this Section 2.20) imposed on or with respect to any payment made by the Credit Parties hereunder, and any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes were correctly or legally asserted. Any Recipient claiming indemnity pursuant to this Section 2.20(d) will notify the Credit Parties of the imposition of the relevant Indemnified Taxes as soon as practicable after the Recipient becomes aware of such imposition. A certificate of the Recipient (or of the Administrative Agent on behalf of such Recipient) claiming any compensation under this clause (d), setting forth in reasonable detail the amounts to be paid thereunder and delivered to the Borrower with copy to the Administrative Agent, will be conclusive, binding and final for all purposes, absent manifest error.

(e) Without limiting Section 2.21, any Lender claiming any additional amounts payable pursuant to this Section 2.20 will use its reasonable efforts (consistent with its internal policies and Law) to change the jurisdiction of its Lending Office if such a change would reduce any such additional amounts (or any similar amount that may thereafter accrue) and would not, in the sole determination of such Lender, subject such Lender to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not be otherwise disadvantageous to such Lender. The Credit Parties hereby agree to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender in connection with any such change.

(f)

(i) Any Lender that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments made under any Credit Document will 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, will 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)(1), Section 2.20(f)(ii)(2) and Section 2.20(f)(ii)(4) below) will not be required if in the Lender’s reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender.

(ii) Without limiting the generality of the foregoing:

(1) any U.S. Lender will deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, on or prior to the date on which such Lender becomes a party to this Agreement 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 U.S. Lender is exempt from U.S. federal backup withholding tax);

 

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(2) Any Non-U.S. Lender will, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as will be requested by the recipient), on or prior to the date on which such Non-U.S. Lender becomes a party to this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), whichever of the following is applicable:

i) in the case of a Non-U.S. 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 W-8BEN-E establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “interest” article of such tax treaty and (y) with respect to any other applicable payments under any Credit Document, executed originals of IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “business profits” or “other income” article of such tax treaty;

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

iii) in the case of a Non-U.S. 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 F-1 to the effect that such Non-U.S. Lender is not a “bank” within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code, a “10-percent shareholder” of the Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code or a “controlled foreign corporation” described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Internal Revenue Code (a “U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate”) and (y) executed originals of IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8-BEN-E; or

iv) to the extent a Non-U.S. Lender is not the beneficial owner, executed originals of IRS Form W-8IMY, accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI, IRS Form W- 8BEN or W-8BEN-E, a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit F-2 or Exhibit F-3, IRS Form W-9 and/or other certification documents from each beneficial owner, as applicable; provided that, if the Non-U.S. Lender is a partnership and one or more direct or indirect partners of such Non-U.S. Lender are claiming the portfolio interest exemption, such Non-U.S. Lender may provide a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit F-4 on behalf of each such direct and indirect partner;

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

 

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(4) if a payment made to a Recipient under any Credit Document would be subject to U.S. federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Recipient 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 Recipient will 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 Recipient has complied with such Recipient’s obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment. Solely for purposes of this Section 2.20(f)(ii)(4), “FATCA” will include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.

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

(g) Any Administrative Agent that (i) is a United States person (within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(30) of the Internal Revenue Code) will deliver to the Borrower, on or prior to the date on which it becomes a party to this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or when any form or certification it previously provided expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect), duly completed copies of IRS Form W-9 certifying that such Administrative Agent is exempt from U.S. federal backup withholding tax or (ii) is not a United States person (within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(30) of the Internal Revenue Code) will deliver to the Borrower, on or prior to the date on which it becomes a party to this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or when any form or certification it previously provided expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect), duly completed copies of IRS Form W-8IMY evidencing its agreement with the Borrower to be treated as a United States person (within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(30) of the Internal Revenue Code) with respect to payments received by it from the Borrower.

(h) If any Recipient determines in its sole discretion exercised in good faith that it has received a refund of any Taxes as to which it has been indemnified pursuant to this Section 2.20 (including by the payment of additional amounts pursuant to this Section 2.20), it will pay to the Borrower an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made or additional amounts paid under this Section 2.20 with respect to the Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses of such Recipient and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund). The Borrower, upon the request of such Recipient, will repay to such Recipient the amount paid over pursuant to this Section 2.20(h) (plus any penalties, interest or other charges properly imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) in the event that such Recipient is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this paragraph (h), in no event will the Recipient be required to pay any amount to a Credit Party pursuant

 

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to this paragraph (h) the payment of which would place the Recipient in a less favorable net after-Tax position than the Recipient would have been in if the Tax subject to indemnification and giving rise to such refund had not been deducted, withheld or otherwise imposed and the indemnification payments or additional amounts with respect to such Tax had never been paid. This paragraph will not be construed to require any Recipient to make available its Tax returns (or any other information relating to its Taxes that it deems confidential) to any Credit Party or any other Person.

(i) Each Lender will severally indemnify the Administrative Agent, within 10 days after demand therefor, for (i) any Indemnified Taxes attributable to such Lender (but only to the extent that any Credit Party has not 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 will 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(i).

(j) Each party’s obligations under this Section 2.20 will survive the resignation or replacement of the Administrative Agent or any assignment of right by, or the replacement of, a Recipient.

2.21 Obligation to Mitigate. Each Lender (which term includes each Issuing Bank for purposes of this Section 2.21) agrees that, as promptly as practicable after the officer of such Lender responsible for administering its Loans or Letters of Credit, as the case may be, becomes aware of the occurrence of an event or the existence of a condition that would cause such Lender to become an Affected Lender or that would entitle such Lender to receive payments under Section 2.18, 2.19 or 2.20, it will, to the extent not inconsistent with the internal policies of such Lender and any applicable legal or regulatory restrictions, use reasonable efforts (a) to make, Issue, fund or maintain its Credit Extensions, including any Affected Loans, through another office of such Lender, or (b) to take such other measures as such Lender may deem reasonable, if as a result thereof the circumstances which would cause such Lender to be an Affected Lender would cease to exist or the additional amounts which would otherwise be required to be paid to such Lender pursuant to Section 2.18, 2.19 or 2.20 would be materially reduced and if, as determined by such Lender in its sole discretion, the making, Issuing, funding or maintaining of such Revolving Credit Commitments, Loans or Letters of Credit through such other office or in accordance with such other measures, as the case may be, would not otherwise adversely affect such Revolving Credit Commitments, Loans or Letters of Credit or the interests of such Lender; provided that such Lender will not be obligated to utilize such other office pursuant to this Section 2.21 unless the Borrower agree to pay all incremental expenses incurred by such Lender as a result of utilizing such other office as described above. A certificate as to the amount of any such expenses payable by the Borrower pursuant to this Section 2.21 (setting forth in reasonable detail the basis for requesting such amount) submitted by such Lender to the Borrower (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) will be conclusive absent manifest error.

2.22 Defaulting Lenders. Anything contained herein to the contrary notwithstanding, in the event that any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then:

(a) during any Default Period with respect to such Defaulting Lender, such Defaulting Lender will be deemed not to be a “Lender” for purposes of voting on any matters (including the granting of any consents or waivers, except with respect to Section 10.5(b) to the extent that any such matter disproportionately affects such Defaulting Lender) with respect to any of the Credit Documents;

 

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(b) to the extent permitted by applicable law, until such time as the Default Excess with respect to such Defaulting Lender has been reduced to zero, 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 hereunder; second, to the payment on a pro rata basis of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to any Issuing Bank or Swing Line Lender hereunder; third, to cash collateralize the Issuing Banks’ fronting exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender in accordance with Section 2.4(h); fourth, as the Borrower may request (so long as no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is 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 the Issuing Banks’ future fronting exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender with respect to such future Letters of Credit issued under this Agreement, in accordance with Section 2.4(h); sixth, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Lenders, the Issuing Banks or Swing Line Lenders as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender, the Issuing Banks or Swing Line Lenders 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 has occurred and is 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’sLender’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 Letter of Credit Usage in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has not fully funded its appropriate share and (y) such Loans were made or the related Letters of Credit were issued at a time when the conditions set forth in Section 3.2 were satisfied or waived, such payment shall be applied solely to pay the Loans of, and Letter of Credit Usage owed to, all Non-Defaulting Lenders on a pro rata basis prior to being applied to the payment of any Loans of, or Letter of Credit Usage owed to, such Defaulting Lender until such time as all Loans and funded and unfunded participations in Letter of Credit Obligations and Swing Line Loans are held by the Lenders pro rata in accordance with the Commitments under the applicable Facility without giving effect to Section 2.22(c). 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) shall be deemed paid to and redirected by such Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto. Such Defaulting Lender will not be entitled to receive (i) any interest calculated at the Default rate pursuant to Section 2.10 and (ii) any fee pursuant to Section 2.11(a), in each case, in respect of any Default Period with respect to such Defaulting Lender;

(c) all or any part of a Defaulting Lender’s participation in Letter of Credit Obligations and Swing Line Loans will be reallocated among the non-defaulting Lenders holding Revolving Credit Commitments on a pro rata basis according to their Revolving Credit Commitments (calculated without regard to such Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment) but only to the extent that such reallocation does not cause any non-defaulting Lender’s Revolving Credit Exposure (defined, solely for purposes of this clause (c), by reference to clause (b) of the definition of “Revolving Credit Exposure”) at such time to exceed such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment (it being understood that no reallocation hereunder will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of a non-defaulting Lender against a Defaulting Lender as a result of such non-defaulting Lender’s increased exposure following such reallocation); provided that:

 

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(i) if the reallocation described in this clause (c) cannot, or can only partially, be effected, the Borrower will, without prejudice to any right or remedy available to it hereunder or under Law, within one Business Day following written notice by the Administrative Agent (A) first, prepay the Swing Line Loans of such Defaulting Lender in an amount equal to the amount by which such Defaulting Lender’s Swing Line Loans exceed the amount of such Defaulting Lender’s Swing Line Loans reallocated pursuant to this clause (c) (after giving effect to any partial reallocation pursuant to this clause (c)) and (B) second, cash collateralize such Defaulting Lender’s portion of the Revolving Credit Exposure in respect of Letters of Credit (after giving effect to any partial reallocation pursuant to this clause (c)) in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 2.4(h) for so long as such Revolving Credit Exposure in respect of Letters of Credit is outstanding;

(ii) if the Borrower cash collateralize any portion of such Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Credit Exposure in respect of Letters of Credit pursuant to this proviso, the Borrower will not be required to pay any letter of credit participation fee to such Defaulting Lender during the period such Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Credit Exposure in respect of Letters of Credit is cash collateralized;

(iii) if the Revolving Credit Exposure in respect of Letters of Credit of the non-Defaulting Lenders is reallocated pursuant to this clause (c), then the fees payable to the Lenders pursuant to Section 2.11(a)(i) will be adjusted in accordance with such non-Defaulting Lenders’ reallocated Revolving Credit Exposure in respect of Letters of Credit; and

(iv) if any Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Credit Exposure in respect of Letters of Credit is neither cash collateralized nor reallocated pursuant to this clause (c), then, without prejudice to any rights or remedies of the Issuing Banks or any Lender hereunder, all commitment fees that otherwise would have been payable to such Defaulting Lender (solely with respect to the portion of such Defaulting Lender’s Commitment that was utilized by such Revolving Credit Exposure in respect of Letters of Credit) and letter of credit participation fee payable with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Credit Exposure in respect of Letters of Credit will be payable to the applicable Issuing Banks until such Revolving Credit Exposure in respect of Letters of Credit is cash collateralized and/or reallocated; and

(d) the Total Utilization of Revolving Credit Commitments as at any date of determination will be calculated as if such Defaulting Lender has funded all Defaulted Loans. No Revolving Credit Commitment of any Lender will be increased or otherwise affected, and, except as otherwise expressly provided in this Section 2.22, performance by the Borrower of its obligations hereunder and the other Credit Documents will not be excused or otherwise modified as a result of any Funding Default or the operation of this Section 2.22. The rights and remedies against a Defaulting Lender under this Section 2.22 are in addition to other rights and remedies that the Borrower may have against such Defaulting Lender with respect to any Funding Default and that the Administrative Agent or any Lender may have against such Defaulting Lender with respect to any Funding Default.

For purposes of this Agreement, (i) “Funding Default” means, with respect to any Defaulting Lender, the occurrence of any of the events set forth in the definition of “Defaulting Lender,” and (ii) “Defaulted Loan” means any Loan of a Defaulting Lender with respect to which such Defaulting Lender is a Defaulting Lender.

 

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2.23 Removal or Replacement of a Lender. Anything contained herein to the contrary notwithstanding, in the event that:

(a) (i) any Lender (an “Increased Cost Lender”) gives notice to Borrower that such Lender is an Affected Lender or that such Lender is entitled to receive payments under Section 2.18, 2.19 or 2.20, (ii) the circumstances that have caused such Lender to be an Affected Lender or that entitle such Lender to receive such payments remain in effect, and (iii) such Lender fails to withdraw such notice within five Business Days after the Borrower’s request for such withdrawal; or

(b) (i) any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, (ii) the Default Period for such Defaulting Lender remains in effect, and (iii) such Defaulting Lender fails to cure the default as a result of which it has become a Defaulting Lender within five Business Days after the Borrower’s request that it cure such default; or

(c) in connection with any proposed amendment, modification, termination, waiver or consent with respect to any of the provisions of a Credit Document as contemplated by Section 10.5(b), the consent of Required Lenders with respect to which has been obtained but the consent of one or more of such other Lenders (each a “Non-Consenting Lender”) whose consent is required has not been obtained;

then, with respect to each such Increased Cost Lender, Defaulting Lender or Non-Consenting Lender (the “Terminated Lender”), the Borrower may, by giving written notice to the Administrative Agent and any Terminated Lender of its election to do so, elect to cause such Terminated Lender (and such Terminated Lender hereby irrevocably agrees) to assign its outstanding Loans and its Revolving Credit Commitments, if any, in full to one or more Eligible Assignees (each a “Replacement Lender”) in accordance with the provisions of Section 10.6 and the Borrower will pay the fees, if any, payable thereunder in connection with any such assignment from an Increased Cost Lender or a Non-Consenting Lender and the Defaulting Lender will pay the fees, if any, payable thereunder in connection with any such assignment from such Defaulting Lender; provided that (1) on the date of such assignment, the Replacement Lender must pay to a Terminated Lender an amount equal to the sum of (A) an amount equal to the principal of, and all accrued interest on, all outstanding Loans of the Terminated Lender, (B) an amount equal to all unreimbursed drawings that have been funded by such Terminated Lender, together with all then unpaid interest with respect thereto at such time and (C) an amount equal to all accrued, but theretofore unpaid fees owing to such Terminated Lender pursuant to Section 2.11; (2) on the date of such assignment, the Borrower must pay any amounts payable to such Terminated Lender pursuant to Section 2.11, 2.18(c), 2.19 or 2.20; and (3) in the event such Terminated Lender is a Non-Consenting Lender, each Replacement Lender will consent, at the time of such assignment, to each matter in respect of which such Terminated Lender was a Non-Consenting Lender; provided that the Borrower may not make such election with respect to any Terminated Lender that is also an Issuing Bank unless, prior to the effectiveness of such election, the Borrower has caused each outstanding Letter of Credit Issued thereby to be cancelled, backstopped or cash collateralized. Upon the assignment of all amounts owing to any Terminated Lender and the termination or assignment of such Terminated Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitments, if any, such Terminated Lender will no longer constitute a “Lender” for purposes hereof; provided that any rights of such Terminated Lender to indemnification hereunder will survive as to such Terminated Lender. Each Lender agrees that if the Borrower exercises its option hereunder to cause an assignment by such Lender as a Non-Consenting Lender or Terminated Lender, such Lender will, promptly after receipt of written notice of such election, execute and deliver all documentation necessary to effectuate such assignment in accordance with Section 10.6. In the event that a Lender does not comply with the requirements of the immediately preceding sentence within one Business Day after receipt of such notice, each Lender hereby grants to the Administrative Agent an irrevocable

 

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power of attorney (which power of attorney will be coupled with an interest) to execute and deliver such documentation as may be required to give effect to an assignment in accordance with Section 10.6 on behalf of a Non-Consenting Lender or Terminated Lender and any such documentation so executed by the Administrative Agent will be effective for purposes of documenting an assignment pursuant to Section 10.6.

2.24 Incremental Facilities.

(a) Notice. At any time and from time to time, on one or more occasions, the Borrower may, by notice to the Administrative Agent, (i) increase the aggregate principal amount of any outstanding tranche of Term Loans or add one or more additional tranches of term loans under the Credit Documents (the “Incremental Term Facilities” and the term loans made thereunder, the “Incremental Term Loans”) or (ii) increase the aggregate principal amount of Revolving Commitments on the same terms as the then-existing Revolving Commitments, including ratably increasing the Letter of Credit Sublimit (with the consent of the Issuing Banks) and the Swing Line Sublimit (with the consent of the Swing Line Lender) (the “Incremental Revolving Facilities” and the revolving loans and other extensions of credit made thereunder, the “Incremental Revolving Loans”) (each such increase or tranche pursuant to clauses (i) and (ii), an “Incremental Facility” and the loans or other extensions of credit made thereunder, the “Incremental Loans”).

(b) Ranking. Incremental Facilities will (i) rank pari passu in right of payment and security with the Initial Term Loans and, the Initial Revolving Commitments ( and, after the Oyster Debt Assumption, the Term A-1 Loans (in each case, subject to Section 8.2) and (ii) be secured by the same Liens (with the same ranking in priority) that secure the Initial Revolving Commitments and, the Initial Term Loans and, after the Oyster Debt Assumption, the Term A-1 Loans.

(c) Size. The aggregate principal amount of Incremental Facilities on any date Indebtedness thereunder is first incurred (or in the case of Incremental Revolving Facilities, first committed), together with the aggregate principal amount of Incremental Equivalent Debt incurred as of such date, will not exceed an amount equal to the sum of the Incremental Fixed Amount and the Incremental Ratio Amount (the “Incremental Amount”). Calculation of the Incremental Ratio Amount, if used, will be made on a Pro Forma Basis. Each Incremental Amendment executed in connection with an Incremental Facility will identify whether all or any portion of such Incremental Facility is being incurred pursuant to the Incremental Fixed Amount or the Incremental Ratio Amount. For the avoidance of doubt, if the Borrower shall incur indebtedness under an Incremental Facility under the Incremental Fixed Amount substantially concurrently with the incurrence of indebtedness under the Incremental Ratio Amount, then the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio will be calculated with respect to such incurrence under the Incremental Ratio Amount without regard to any incurrence of indebtedness under the Incremental Fixed Amount. Unless the Borrower elects otherwise, each Incremental Facility will be deemed incurred first under the Incremental Ratio Amount to the extent permitted, with the balance incurred under the Incremental Fixed Amount. If the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio test for the incurrence of any Incremental Facility would be satisfied on a Pro Forma Basis as of the end of any Fiscal Quarter, the classification described in the preceding sentence shall be deemed to have occurred automatically. Each Incremental Facility will be in an integral multiple of $500,000 and in an aggregate principal amount that is not less than $2,500,000 (or such lesser minimum amount approved by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion); provided that such amount may be less than such minimum amount or integral multiple amount if such amount represents all the remaining availability under the limit set forth above.

 

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(d) Incremental Lenders. Incremental Facilities may be provided by any existing Lender (it being understood that no existing Lender will have an obligation to make all or any portion of any Incremental Loan) or by any Additional Lender on terms permitted by this Section 2.24; provided that the Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank and each Swing Line Lender will have consented (in each case, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed) to any such Person’s providing Incremental Revolving Facilities if such consent would be required under Section 10.6(c)(ii) for an assignment of Revolving Loans or Revolving Commitments to such Person.

(e) Incremental Facility Amendments; Use of Proceeds. Each Incremental Facility will become effective pursuant to an amendment (each, an “Incremental Amendment”) to this Agreement and, as appropriate, the other Credit Documents, executed by the Borrower, each Person providing such Incremental Facility and the Administrative Agent. Incremental Amendments may, without the consent of any other Lenders, effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Credit Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable good faith opinion of the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, to effect the provisions of this Section 2.24. An Incremental Amendment may at the election of the Borrower and the Administrative Agent effect such amendments as may be reasonably necessary or advisable so that such Incremental Term Loans and the applicable existing Term Loans form the same Class of Term Loans or so that such Incremental Term Loans are fungible with other outstanding Loans, including by (i) adding equivalent “call protection” to any existing tranche of Term Loans, and (ii) amending the schedule of amortization payments relating to any existing tranche of Term Loans, including amendments to Section 2.12(a) and/or 2.12(b) (provided that any such amendment will not decrease any amortization payment to any Lender that would have otherwise been payable to such Lender immediately prior to the effectiveness of the applicable Incremental Amendment); provided that such amendments are not adverse to the existing Term Loan Lenders (as determined in good faith by the Borrower). Each of the parties hereto hereby agrees that, upon the effectiveness of any Incremental Amendment, this Agreement and the other Credit Documents, as applicable, will be amended to the extent necessary to reflect the existence and terms of the Incremental Facility and the Incremental Loans evidenced thereby. This Section 2.24 will supersede any provisions in Section 2.17 or 10.5 to the contrary. The Borrower may use the proceeds of the Incremental Loans for any purpose permitted by this Agreement.

(f) Conditions. Subject to the provisions set forth in Section 1.5 with respect to any Limited Condition Transaction, the availability of Incremental Facilities under this Agreement will be subject solely to the following conditions:

(i) no Default or Event of Default will have occurred and be continuing on the date such Incremental Loans are incurred or Revolving Credit Commitments under such Incremental Revolving Facilities are committed, or would occur immediately after giving effect thereto;

(ii) the representations and warranties in the Credit Documents will be true and correct in all material respects (except for representations and warranties that are already qualified by materiality, which representations and warranties will be true and correct in all respects) immediately prior to, and immediately after giving effect to, the incurrence of such Incremental Facility, or in the case of an Incremental Facility incurred in connection with a Limited Condition Transaction, the Specified Representations and the Specified Acquisition Agreement Representations (to the extent applicable) shall be true and correct in all material respects (except for representations and warranties that are already qualified by materiality, which representations and warranties will be true and correct in all respects) immediately prior to, and immediately after giving effect to, the incurrence of such Incremental Facility; and

 

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(iii) the Borrower and its Subsidiaries shall be in compliance with the Financial Covenants (after giving effect to any increase to the Total Net Leverage Ratio testFinancial Covenant level set forth in Section 6.7(a)(i) as a result of a Material Permitted Acquisition), determined on a Pro Forma Basis as of the last day of the most recently ended Test Period, as if any Incremental Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments unde