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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): December 12, 2019
 
 
 
VERISIGN, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
 
 
 
Delaware
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
 
 
 
000-23593
 
94-3221585
(Commission
File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
 
 
12061 Bluemont Way,
 
 
Reston,
Virginia
 
20190
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(703) 948-3200
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
Not applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
 
 
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 Par Value Per Share
VRSN
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.
 
 
 
 
 





Item 1.01.
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On December 12, 2019, VeriSign, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Credit Agreement (the “New Credit Agreement”) among the Company, any borrowing subsidiaries of the Company that are from time to time made party thereto, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent (the “Administrative Agent”), and the lenders party thereto (the “Lenders”).
The New Credit Agreement replaced the Credit Agreement, dated as of March 31, 2015, among the Company, the borrowing subsidiaries party thereto, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, J.P. Morgan Europe Limited, as London agent, and the lenders party thereto (the “Terminated Credit Agreement”), which is further discussed in Item 1.02 below.
The New Credit Agreement provides for a $200 million (the “Commitment Amount”) committed unsecured revolving credit facility (the “New Facility”), under which the Company and certain designated subsidiaries may be borrowers (the “Borrowers”). Loans may be extended in US dollars and certain specified alternative currencies. The New Facility includes (1) a $35 million sublimit for the issuance of standby letters of credit for the account of any Borrower or any of its subsidiaries, (2) a $50 million sublimit for swingline loans to the Borrowers, and (3) a $50 million sublimit for loans in alternative currencies.
The New Credit Agreement also provides the Company with the option to invite Lenders to bid to make loans to the Company at negotiated interest rates, which loans would utilize the available commitment under the New Facility (“Competitive Bid Loans”).
Loans under the New Facility will bear interest at a rate per annum equal to the following rates (capitalized terms have the meanings set forth in the New Credit Agreement): (i) for ABR loans, a rate equal to the greatest of (a) the Prime Rate, (b) the Federal Funds Effective Rate or the Overnight Bank Funding Rate, as applicable, plus 0.5%, and (c) the Adjusted LIBO Rate plus 1%, plus, in each case, a margin of between 0.125% and 0.625% depending on the Company’s ratio of Consolidated Funded Adjusted Indebtedness to Consolidated EBITDA as calculated pursuant to the Facility (the “Leverage Ratio”) and on Moody’s, S&P and Fitch ratings of the Company’s senior unsecured non-credit enhanced long-term indebtedness for borrowed money (the “Applicable Ratings”); (ii) for LIBOR revolving loans, the Adjusted LIBO Rate plus a margin of between 1.125% and 1.625%, depending on the Leverage Ratio and the Applicable Ratings; (iii) for EURIBOR revolving loans, the Adjusted EURIBO Rate plus a margin of between 1.125% and 1.625%, depending on the Leverage Ratio and the Applicable Ratings; and (iv) for Competitive Bid Loans, the rate of interest agreed with the bidding Lenders.
The full amount of the New Facility is undrawn as of the date hereof. Any borrowings under the New Facility may be used for working capital purposes, to finance acquisitions, stock repurchases, and capital expenditures, and other general corporate purposes. Letters of credit will be issued for general corporate purposes.
The Company is required to pay the Lenders under the New Credit Agreement an undrawn commitment fee at a rate per annum of between 0.125% and 0.225%, depending on the Leverage Ratio and the Applicable Ratings, payable quarterly in arrears. The Company is also required to pay, quarterly in arrears certain fees to the Lenders in connection with the letters of credit. The Company is further required to pay to the Administrative Agent, for its own account, fees payable in the amounts and at the times separately agreed upon between the Company and the Administrative Agent.
The New Facility has a maturity date of December 12, 2024 at which time outstanding borrowings under the New Facility will be due and the commitments under the New Facility will terminate. The Company may request up to two one-year extensions of the maturity date, with each such extension subject to the approval of the extending Lenders, which must represent greater than 50% of the sum of the revolving loans in the aggregate then outstanding and the unused commitments in the aggregate at such time under the New Facility, and the commitment of any Lender that does not consent to an extension of the maturity date will be terminated on the then-effective maturity date. The Company may optionally prepay loans in whole or in part under the New Credit Agreement at any time (other than Competitive Bid Loans, which shall require the prior consent of the bidding Lenders) without penalty but subject to payment of any broken-funding costs of the Lenders. The Company may also, at any time, terminate the commitments or permanently reduce them from time to time.
The New Credit Agreement contains customary representations and warranties, as well as affirmative and negative covenants. Affirmative covenants include, among others, financial and other reporting requirements, provision of notices of material events, maintenance of existence, maintenance of intellectual property, payment of obligations, maintenance of properties, maintenance of insurance, maintenance of books and records and compliance with laws.
Negative covenants include, among others, limitations on the incurrence of additional indebtedness by subsidiaries that are not guarantors under the New Credit Agreement, limitations on the incurrence of liens, limitations on mergers and





acquisitions, limitations on changing the business of the Company, any other Borrower or any subsidiary that is a borrower, limitations on sale/leaseback transactions, and limitations on the use of proceeds from borrowings under the New Facility.
The New Credit Agreement includes a financial covenant that the Company not permit the Leverage Ratio at any time to exceed 4.00 to 1.00.
The New Credit Agreement contains customary events of default, including among others, non-payment of principal, interest or other amounts when due (subject to a grace period for payment of interest and certain other amounts), inaccuracy of representations and warranties, violation of covenants, cross-payment-defaults and cross-acceleration with respect to certain other indebtedness, bankruptcy, insolvency or inability to pay debts, certain undischarged judgments, the occurrence of certain ERISA events, failure of any guarantee purported to be created under any Loan Document (as defined in the New Credit Agreement) to be in full force and effect, or a Change of Control (as defined in the New Credit Agreement). Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an event of default under the New Credit Agreement, the Lenders may declare the loans and all other obligations under the New Credit Agreement immediately due and payable and may terminate the commitments. A bankruptcy event of default causes such obligations automatically to become immediately due and payable and the commitments automatically to terminate.
The Company may from time to time request Lenders to agree on a discretionary basis to increase the Commitment Amount by up to an aggregate of $150 million during the term of the New Facility.
Certain Lenders and/or their affiliates have, from time to time, performed, and may in the future perform, various financial advisory, commercial banking and investment banking services for the Company, for which they received or will receive customary fees and expenses. In addition, certain Lenders and/or their affiliates have, from time to time, purchased, and may in the future, purchase services from the Company for which they paid fees in the ordinary course. The Lenders party to the New Credit Agreement were also lenders under the Terminated Credit Agreement, which is further discussed in Item 1.02 below.
The foregoing description of the New Credit Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to that agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 1.02.
Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.
On December 12, 2019, in connection with entering into the New Credit Agreement, the Company terminated in full all commitments under the Terminated Credit Agreement.
Certain lenders under the Terminated Credit Agreement are Lenders party to the New Credit Agreement. The information regarding the Terminated Credit Agreement and the lenders thereunder in Item 1.01 of the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 1, 2015 is incorporated by reference into this Item 1.02.
No material early termination penalties were incurred by the Company as a result of the termination of the Terminated Credit Agreement.
Item 2.03.
Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information provided in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.
Item 9.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
Exhibit
Number
 
Description
 
 
 
 
 
 
104
 
Inline XBRL for the cover page of this Current Report on Form 8-K





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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VERISIGN, INC.
 
 
 
Date: December 13, 2019
 
By:
 
/s/ Thomas C. Indelicarto
 
 
Thomas C. Indelicarto
 
 
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary





Exhibit Index
 

 
 
 
Exhibit No.
 
Description
 
 
 
 
Exhibit 104
 
Inline XBRL for the cover page of this Current Report on Form 8-K




Exhibit
Exhibit 10.1

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CREDIT AGREEMENT
dated as of
December 12, 2019,
among
VERISIGN, INC., 
 
The BORROWING SUBSIDIARIES Party Hereto,
 
The LENDERS Party Hereto,
and
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
as Administrative Agent
___________________________
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
BOFA SECURITIES, INC. and
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners
 


 




TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
ARTICLE I
 
 
 
 
 
Definitions
 
SECTION 1.01.
Defined Terms
SECTION 1.02.
Classification of Loans and Borrowings
SECTION 1.03.
Terms Generally
SECTION 1.04.
Accounting Terms; GAAP; Pro Forma Calculations
SECTION 1.05.
Currency Translation
SECTION 1.06.
Interest Rates; LIBOR Notification
SECTION 1.07.
Divisions
 
 
 
 
ARTICLE II
 
 
 
 
 
The Credits
 
SECTION 2.01.
Commitments
SECTION 2.02.
Loans and Borrowings
SECTION 2.03.
Requests for Revolving Borrowings
SECTION 2.04.
Competitive Bid Procedure
SECTION 2.05.
Swingline Loans
SECTION 2.06.
Letters of Credit
SECTION 2.07.
Funding of Borrowings
SECTION 2.08.
Interest Elections
SECTION 2.09.
Termination and Reduction of Commitments; Increase of Commitments
SECTION 2.10.
Repayment of Loans; Evidence of Debt
SECTION 2.11.
Prepayment of Loans
SECTION 2.12.
Fees
SECTION 2.13.
Interest
SECTION 2.14.
Alternate Rate of Interest
SECTION 2.15.
Increased Costs
SECTION 2.16.
Break Funding Payments
SECTION 2.17.
Taxes
SECTION 2.18.
Payments Generally; Pro Rata Treatment; Sharing of Setoffs
SECTION 2.19.
Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders
SECTION 2.20.
Defaulting Lenders
SECTION 2.21.
Borrowing Subsidiaries
SECTION 2.22.
Extension of Maturity Date
 
 
 
 
ARTICLE III
 
 
 
 
 
Representations and Warranties
 




SECTION 3.01.
Organization; Powers
SECTION 3.02.
Authorization; Enforceability
SECTION 3.03.
Governmental Approvals; Absence of Conflicts
SECTION 3.04.
Financial Condition; No Material Adverse Change
SECTION 3.05.
Properties
SECTION 3.06.
Litigation and Environmental Matters
SECTION 3.07.
Compliance with Laws and Agreements; No Default
SECTION 3.08.
Investment Company Status
SECTION 3.09.
Taxes
SECTION 3.10.
ERISA
SECTION 3.11.
Disclosure
SECTION 3.12.
Federal Reserve Regulations
SECTION 3.13.
Borrowing Subsidiaries
SECTION 3.14.
Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions
 
 
 
 
ARTICLE IV
 
 
 
 
 
Conditions
 
SECTION 4.01.
Effective Date
SECTION 4.02.
Each Credit Event
SECTION 4.03.
Conditions to Initial Borrowing by each Borrowing Subsidiary
 
 
 
 
ARTICLE V
 
 
 
 
 
Affirmative Covenants
 
SECTION 5.01.
Financial Statements and Other Information
SECTION 5.02.
Notices of Material Events
SECTION 5.03.
Existence; Conduct of Business
SECTION 5.04.
Payment of Taxes
SECTION 5.05.
Maintenance of Properties
SECTION 5.06.
Insurance
SECTION 5.07.
Books and Records; Inspection and Audit Rights
SECTION 5.08.
Compliance with Laws
SECTION 5.09.
Use of Proceeds and Letters of Credit
 
 
 
 
ARTICLE VI
 
 
 
 
 
Negative Covenants
 
SECTION 6.01.
Subsidiary Indebtedness
SECTION 6.02.
Liens
SECTION 6.03.
Fundamental Changes; Business Activities
SECTION 6.04.
Sale/Leaseback Transactions
SECTION 6.05.
Use of Proceeds




SECTION 6.06.
Leverage Ratio
 
 
 
 
ARTICLE VII
 
 
 
 
 
Events of Default
 
 
 
 
 
ARTICLE VIII
 
 
 
 
 
The Administrative Agent
 
SECTION 8.01.
Authorization and Action
SECTION 8.02.
Posting of Communications
SECTION 8.03.
Successor Administrative Agent
SECTION 8.04.
Acknowledgments of Lenders and Issuing Banks
SECTION 8.05.
Certain ERISA Matters
 
 
 
 
ARTICLE IX
 
 
 
 
 
Miscellaneous
 
SECTION 9.01.
Notices
SECTION 9.02.
Waivers; Amendments
SECTION 9.03.
Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver
SECTION 9.04.
Successors and Assigns
SECTION 9.05.
Survival
SECTION 9.06.
Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness
SECTION 9.07.
Severability
SECTION 9.08.
Right of Setoff
SECTION 9.09.
Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Consent to Service of Process
SECTION 9.10.
WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL
SECTION 9.11.
Headings
SECTION 9.12.
Confidentiality
SECTION 9.13.
Interest Rate Limitation
SECTION 9.14.
Certain Notices
SECTION 9.15.
No Fiduciary Relationship
SECTION 9.16.
Non-Public Information
SECTION 9.17.
Conversion of Currencies
SECTION 9.18.
Notices under Existing Credit Agreement
SECTION 9.19.
Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions
SECTION 9.20.
Subsidiary Guarantees
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guarantee
 








SCHEDULES:

Schedule 2.01 — Commitments
Schedule 2.06A — Existing Letters of Credit
Schedule 2.06B — LC Commitments
Schedule 6.01 — Existing Indebtedness
Schedule 6.02 — Existing Liens
EXHIBITS:
Exhibit A    — Form of Assignment and Assumption
Exhibit B    — Form of Borrowing Request
Exhibit C-1
— Form of Borrowing Subsidiary Agreement
Exhibit C-2
— Form of Borrowing Subsidiary Termination
Exhibit D-1
— Form of Competitive Bid Request
Exhibit D-2
— Form of Notice of Competitive Bid Request
Exhibit D-3
— Form of Competitive Bid
Exhibit D-4
— Form of Competitive Bid Accept/Reject Letter
Exhibit E    — Form of Compliance Certificate
Exhibit F    — Form of Interest Election Request
Exhibit G    — Form of Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement
Exhibit H-1
— Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate for Foreign Lenders that are not Partnerships for U.S. Federal Income
Exhibit H-2
— Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate for Non-U.S. Participants that are not Partnerships for U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes
Exhibit H-3
— Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate for Non-U.S. Participants that are Partnerships for U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes
Exhibit H-4
— Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate for Foreign Lenders that are Partnerships for U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes
Exhibit I
— Form of Note






CREDIT AGREEMENT dated as of December 12, 2019 (this “Agreement”), among VERISIGN, INC., the BORROWING SUBSIDIARIES from time to time party hereto, the LENDERS from time to time party hereto and JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as Administrative Agent.
The parties hereto agree as follows:
ARTICLE I

Definitions
SECTION 1.01. Defined Terms. As used in this Agreement, the following terms have the meanings specified below:
ABR”, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, bear interest at a rate determined by reference to the Alternate Base Rate.
Accession Agreement” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.09(d).
Acquisition” means any acquisition (in one transaction or a series of related transactions) of (a) Equity Interests in any Person if, after giving effect thereto, such Person will become a Subsidiary or (b) assets comprising all or substantially all the assets of (or all or substantially all the assets constituting a business unit, division, product line or line of business of) any Person.
Adjusted LIBO Rate” means (a) with respect to any LIBOR Borrowing denominated in US Dollars for any Interest Period, an interest rate per annum equal to the product of (i) LIBO Rate for US Dollars for such Interest Period multiplied by (ii) the Statutory Reserve Rate and (b) with respect to any LIBOR Borrowing denominated in any Alternative Currency for any Interest Period, an interest rate per annum equal to the LIBO Rate for such currency for such Interest Period.
Administrative Agent” means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., in its capacity as administrative agent hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, and its successors in such capacity as provided in Article VIII.
Administrative Questionnaire” means an Administrative Questionnaire in a form supplied by the Administrative Agent.
Affiliate” means, with respect to a specified Person, another Person that directly or indirectly Controls or is Controlled by or is under common Control with the Person specified.




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Aggregate Alternative Currency Exposure” means, at any time, the portion of the Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure at such time attributable to Loans and Letters of Credit denominated in Alternative Currencies.
Aggregate Commitment” means, at any time, the sum of the Commitments of all the Lenders at such time.
Aggregate Competitive Loan Exposure” means, at any time, the sum of the Competitive Loan Exposures of all Lenders at such time.
Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure” means, at any time, the sum of (a) the US Dollar Equivalents of the principal amounts of the Revolving Loans outstanding at such time, (b) the aggregate principal amount of the Swingline Loans outstanding at such time and (c) the total LC Exposure at such time.
Agreement” has the meaning set forth in the preamble hereto.
Agreement Currency” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.17(b).
Alternate Base Rate” means, for any day, a rate per annum equal to the greatest of (a) the Prime Rate in effect on such day; (b) the NYFRB Rate in effect on such day plus ½ of 1% per annum; and (c) the Adjusted LIBO Rate on such day (or if such day is not a Business Day, the immediately preceding Business Day) for a deposit in US Dollars with a maturity of one month plus 1% per annum. For purposes of clause (c) above, the Adjusted LIBO Rate on any day shall be based on the applicable Screen Rate at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, on such day for deposits in US Dollars with a maturity of one month (or, if the applicable Screen Rate is not available for a maturity of one month with respect to US Dollars but is available for periods both longer and shorter than such period, the Interpolated Screen Rate as of such time); provided that if such rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero. Any change in the Alternate Base Rate due to a change in the Prime Rate, the NYFRB Rate or the Adjusted LIBO Rate shall be effective from and including the effective date of such change in the Prime Rate, the NYFRB Rate or the Adjusted LIBO Rate, as the case may be. If the Alternate Base Rate is being used as an alternate rate of interest due to the unavailability of the Adjusted LIBO Rate (for the avoidance of doubt, only until an amendment hereto has become effective pursuant to Section 2.14(b)), then for purposes of clause (c) above the Adjusted LIBO Rate shall be deemed to be zero.
Alternative Currency” means Euro, Sterling, Swiss Francs, Yen and any other currency, other than US Dollars, (a) that is freely available, freely transferable and freely convertible into US Dollars, (b) in which dealings in deposits are carried on in the London interbank market and (c) that has been designated by the Administrative Agent as an Alternative Currency at the request of the Company, and with the consent of each Lender and, in the case of Letters of Credit, the applicable Issuing Bank.




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Alternative Currency Overnight Rate” means, for any day, with respect to any LC Disbursement denominated in any Alternative Currency (a) a rate per annum equal to the London interbank offered rate as administrated by ICE Benchmark Administration (or any other Person that takes over the administration of such rate) for overnight deposits in such Alternative Currency as displayed on the applicable Reuters screen page (currently LIBOR01 or LIBOR02) (or, in the event such rate does not appear on a page of the Reuters screen, on the appropriate page of such other information service that publishes such rate as shall be selected by the Administrative Agent from time to time in its reasonable discretion) at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, on such day or (b) if the rate referred to above is not available for such Alternative Currency, a rate per annum at which overnight deposits in such Alternative Currency would be offered on such day in the applicable offshore interbank market, as such rate is determined by the Administrative Agent by such means as the Administrative Agent shall determine to be reasonable; provided that, if the Alternative Currency Overnight Rate as so determined would be less than zero, the Alternative Currency Overnight Rate will be deemed to be zero.
Alternative Currency Sublimit” means US$50,000,000.
Anti-Corruption Laws” means all laws, rules, and regulations of any jurisdiction applicable to the Company or any of the Subsidiaries from time to time concerning or relating to bribery, money laundering or corruption.
Applicable Creditor” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.17(b).
Applicable Parties” has the meaning set forth in Section 8.02(c).
Applicable Percentage” means, at any time, with respect to any Lender, the percentage of the Aggregate Commitment represented by such Lender’s Commitment at such time; provided that, for purposes of Section 2.20 when a Defaulting Lender shall exist, “Applicable Percentage” shall mean, with respect to any Lender, the percentage of the Aggregate Commitment (determined disregarding any Defaulting Lender’s Commitment) represented by such Lender’s Commitment at such time. If all the Commitments have terminated or expired, the Applicable Percentages shall be determined based upon the Commitments most recently in effect, giving effect to any assignments.
Applicable Rate” means, for any day, with respect to any LIBOR Revolving Loan, EURIBOR Revolving Loan or ABR Loan (including any Swingline Loan), or with respect to the commitment fees payable hereunder, the lower of (a) the applicable rate per annum set forth in the Leverage-Based Pricing Grid under the caption “LIBOR/EURIBOR Spread”, “ABR Spread” or “Commitment Fee Rate”, as the case may be, determined by reference to the rate corresponding to the Leverage Ratio as of the end of the most recent fiscal quarter of the Company for which consolidated financial statements have theretofore been most recently delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b) and (b) the applicable rate per annum set forth set forth in the Ratings-Based Pricing Grid under the caption “LIBOR/EURIBOR Spread”, “ABR Spread” or “Commitment Fee Rate”, as the case may be, determined by reference to the Applicable Ratings.




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Leverage-Based Pricing Grid
Pricing Category

Leverage Ratio

LIBOR/EURIBOR Rate Spread
(per annum)
ABR Spread
(per annum)
Commitment Fee Rate
(per annum)
Category 1
< 1.00x
1.125%
0.125%
0.125%
Category 2
≥1.00x and ≤ 1.50x
1.250%
0.250%
0.150%
Category 3
>1.50x and ≤ 2.00x
1.375%
0.375%
0.175%
Category 4
>2.00x and ≤ 2.50x
1.500%
0.500%
0.200%
Category 5
> 2.50x
1.625%
0.625%
0.225%

For purposes of the Leverage-Based Pricing Grid, (a) until the date of delivery of the consolidated financial statements pursuant to Section 5.01(a) as of and for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, the applicable rates shall be those set forth in Category 3 and (b) each change in the applicable rates resulting from a change in the Leverage Ratio shall be effective during the period commencing on and including the Business Day following the date of delivery to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b) of the consolidated financial statements and the related Compliance Certificate indicating such change and ending on the date immediately preceding the effective date of the next such change. Notwithstanding the foregoing, for purposes of the Leverage-Based Pricing Grid the applicable rates shall be those set forth in Category 5 if the Company fails to deliver the consolidated financial statements required to be delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b) or any Compliance Certificate required to be delivered pursuant hereto, in each case within the time periods specified herein for such delivery, during the period commencing on and including the day of the occurrence of a Default resulting from such failure and until the delivery thereof.
Ratings-Based Pricing Grid




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Pricing Category
Applicable Ratings
(Moody’s/S&P/Fitch)

LIBOR/EURIBOR Rate Spread
(per annum)
ABR Spread
(per annum)
Commitment Fee Rate
(per annum)
Category 1
Baa2/BBB/BBB or better
1.125%
0.125%
0.125%
Category 2
Baa3/BBB-/BBB-
1.250%
0.250%
0.150%
Category 3
Ba1/BB+/BB+
1.500%
0.500%
0.200%
Category 4
Ba2/BB/BB or lower
1.625%
0.625%
0.225%
For the purposes of the Ratings-Based Pricing Grid, (a) if at any time only one Applicable Rating is in effect, then one other Applicable Rating shall be deemed to be in effect and to fall in Category 4; (b) if at any time three Applicable Ratings are in effect and such Applicable Ratings fall within different Categories, the applicable rates shall be those set forth in the Category in which two of such Applicable Ratings fall or, if there shall be no such Category, in the Category in which the second highest of the three Applicable Ratings shall fall; (c) if at any time two Applicable Ratings are in effect (or are deemed to be in effect), the applicable rates shall be those set forth in the Category in which the higher of such Applicable Ratings falls, unless there is more than one Category between such Applicable Ratings, in which case the applicable rates shall be those set forth in the Category that is one Category below that applicable to the higher Applicable Rating; and (d) if at any time no Applicable Rating is in effect, the applicable rates shall be those set forth in Category 4. If the rating system of Moody’s, S&P or Fitch shall change, or if any of such rating agencies shall cease to be in the business of rating corporate debt obligations, the Company and the Lenders shall negotiate in good faith to amend this provision to reflect such changed rating system or the unavailability of ratings from such rating agency and, pending the effectiveness of any such amendment, the Applicable Rate shall be determined solely by reference to the Leverage-Based Pricing Grid.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, for purposes of the Ratings-Based Pricing Grid the applicable rates shall be as set forth in the grid below if, at the time of determination, (i) the Applicable Rating from Moody’s is Ba1 and the Applicable Rating from S&P is BBB-, (ii) the Applicable Rating from Moody’s is Ba1 and the Applicable Rating from Fitch is BBB- or (iii) the Applicable Rating from Moody’s is Ba1 and the Applicable Rating from each of S&P and Fitch is BBB-.




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Applicable Ratings
(Moody’s/S&P/Fitch)
LIBOR/EURIBOR Rate Spread
(per annum)
ABR Spread
(per annum)
Commitment Fee Rate
(per annum)
Ba1/BBB-/BBB-
1.375%
0.375%
0.175%
If any Applicable Rating established by Moody’s, S&P or Fitch shall be changed (other than as a result of a change in the rating system of Moody’s, S&P or Fitch), such change shall be effective as of the date on which it is first announced by the applicable rating agency, irrespective of when notice of such change shall have been furnished by the Company to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders. Each change in an Applicable Rating shall apply during the period commencing on the effective date of such change and ending on the date immediately preceding the effective date of the next such change.
Applicable Ratings” means, with respect to Moody’s, S&P or Fitch, a rating by such rating agency of the Company’s senior unsecured non-credit enhanced long-term indebtedness for borrowed money.
Approved Electronic Platform” has the meaning set forth in Section 8.02(a).
Approved Fund” means any Person (other than a natural person) that is engaged in making, purchasing, holding or investing in commercial loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its activities and that is administered or managed by (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of a Lender or (c) an entity or an Affiliate of an entity that administers or manages a Lender.
Arrangers” means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., BofA Securities, Inc. and U.S. Bank National Association, in their capacity as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners for the credit facility provided for herein.
Assignment and Assumption” means an assignment and assumption entered into by a Lender and an Eligible Assignee, with the consent of any Person whose consent is required by Section 9.04, and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in the form of Exhibit A or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.
Attributable Debt” means, with respect to any Sale/Leaseback Transaction, the present value (discounted at the rate set forth or implicit in the terms of the lease included in such Sale/Leaseback Transaction) of the total obligations of the lessee for rental payments (other than amounts required to be paid on account of taxes, maintenance, repairs, insurance, assessments, utilities, operating and labor costs and other items that do not constitute payments for property rights) during the remaining term of the lease included in such Sale/Leaseback Transaction (including any period for which such lease has been extended). In the case of any lease that is terminable by the lessee upon payment of a penalty, the Attributable Debt shall be the lesser of the Attributable Debt determined assuming termination on the first date such lease may be terminated (in which case the Attributable




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Debt shall also include the amount of the penalty, but no rent shall be considered as required to be paid under such lease subsequent to the first date upon which it may be so terminated) or the Attributable Debt determined assuming no such termination.
Availability Period” means the period from and including the Effective Date to but excluding the earlier of the Maturity Date and the date of termination of the Commitments.
Bail-In Action” means the exercise of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by the applicable EEA Resolution Authority in respect of any liability of an EEA Financial Institution.
Bail-In Legislation” means, with respect to any EEA Member Country implementing Article 55 of Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union, the implementing law for such EEA Member Country from time to time which is described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule.
Bankruptcy Event” means, with respect to any Person, that such Person becomes the subject of a voluntary or involuntary bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, or has had a receiver, conservator, trustee, administrator, custodian, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with the reorganization or liquidation of its business appointed for it, or, in the good faith determination of the Administrative Agent, has taken any action in furtherance of, or indicating its consent to, approval of, or acquiescence in, any such proceeding or appointment or has had any order for relief in such proceeding entered in respect thereof; provided that a Bankruptcy Event shall not result solely by virtue of any ownership interest, or the acquisition of any ownership interest, in such Person by a Governmental Authority, unless such ownership interest results in or provides such Person with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States of America or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permits such Person (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made by such Person.
Benchmark Replacement means the sum of: (a) the alternate benchmark rate (which may be a SOFR-Based Rate) that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Company giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a replacement rate or the mechanism for determining such a rate by the Relevant Governmental Body and/or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a rate of interest as a replacement to the applicable Screen Rate for syndicated credit facilities denominated in US Dollars or the applicable Alternative Currency and (b) the 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 all purposes of this Agreement; provided further that any such Benchmark Replacement shall be administratively feasible as determined by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion.




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Benchmark Replacement Adjustment means 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 Company giving due consideration to (a) any selection or recommendation of a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of the applicable Screen Rate with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement by the Relevant Governmental Body and/or (b) 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 applicable Screen Rate with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for syndicated credit facilities denominated in US Dollars or the applicable Alternative Currency at such time (for the avoidance of doubt, such Benchmark Replacement Adjustment shall not be in the form of a reduction to the Applicable Rate).
Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes” means, with respect to any Benchmark Replacement, any technical, administrative or operational changes (including changes to the definition of “Alternate Base Rate”, the definition of “Alternative Currency Overnight Rate”, the definition of “Interest Period”, timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest and other administrative matters) that the Administrative Agent decides in its reasonable discretion 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 the 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).
Benchmark Replacement Date” means the earlier to occur of the following events with respect to the LIBO Rate or the EURIBO Rate:
(a) in the case of clause (a) or (b) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event”, the later of (i) the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein and (ii) the date on which the administrator of the applicable Screen Rate permanently or indefinitely ceases to provide the applicable Screen Rate; or
(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.
Benchmark Transition Event” means the occurrence of one or more of the following events with respect to the LIBO Rate or the EURIBO Rate:
(a) a public statement or publication of information by or on behalf of the administrator of the applicable Screen Rate announcing that such administrator has ceased or will cease to provide the applicable Screen Rate, permanently or




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indefinitely, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide the applicable Screen Rate;
(b) a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of the applicable Screen Rate, the U.S. Federal Reserve System, an insolvency official with jurisdiction over the administrator for the applicable Screen Rate, a resolution authority with jurisdiction over the administrator for the applicable Screen Rate or a court or an entity with similar insolvency or resolution authority over the administrator for the applicable Screen Rate, in each case which states that the administrator of the applicable Screen Rate has ceased or will cease to provide the applicable Screen Rate permanently or indefinitely, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide the applicable Screen Rate; and/or
(c) a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of the applicable Screen Rate announcing that the applicable Screen Rate is 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, in the event such Early Opt-in Election has occurred as a result of a determination or election by the Company, the Administrative Agent and the Company), or the Required Lenders, as applicable, by notice to the Company, the Administrative Agent (in the case of such notice by the Required Lenders) and the Lenders.
Benchmark Unavailability Period means, if a Benchmark Transition Event and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred with respect to the LIBO Rate or the EURIBO Rate and solely to the extent that the applicable Screen Rate has not been replaced with a Benchmark Replacement, the period (a) beginning at the time that such Benchmark Replacement Date has occurred if, at such time, no Benchmark Replacement has replaced the applicable Screen Rate for all purposes hereunder in accordance with Section 2.14 and (b) ending at the time that a Benchmark Replacement has replaced the applicable Screen Rate for all purposes hereunder pursuant to Section 2.14.
Beneficial Ownership Certification” means a certification regarding beneficial ownership or control as required by the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.
Beneficial Ownership Regulation” means 31 C.F.R. § 1010.230.




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Benefit Plan” means any of (a) an “employee benefit plan” (as defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA) that is subject to Title I of ERISA, (b) a “plan” as defined in Section 4975 of the Code to which Section 4975 of the Code applies, and (c) any Person whose assets include (for purposes of the Plan Asset Regulations or otherwise for purposes of Title I of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code) the assets of any such “employee benefit plan” or “plan”.
Board of Governors” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States of America.
Borrower” means the Company or any Borrowing Subsidiary.
Borrowing” means (a) Revolving Loans of the same Type and currency, made, converted or continued on the same date and to the same Borrower and, in the case of LIBOR Revolving Loans or EURIBOR Revolving Loans, as to which a single Interest Period is in effect, (b) a Competitive Loan or a group of Competitive Loans of the same Type and currency made on the same date and to the same Borrower and as to which a single Interest Period is in effect or (c) a Swingline Loan.
Borrowing Minimum” means (a) in the case of a Borrowing denominated in US Dollars, US$5,000,000 and (b) in the case of a Borrowing denominated in an Alternative Currency, the smallest amount of such Alternative Currency that is a multiple of 1,000,000 units of such currency and that has a US Dollar Equivalent of US$5,000,000 or more.
Borrowing Multiple” means (a) in the case of a Borrowing denominated in US Dollars, US$1,000,000 and (b) in the case of a Borrowing denominated in any Alternative Currency, the smallest amount of such Alternative Currency that is a multiple of 1,000,000 units of such currency and that has a US Dollar Equivalent of US$1,000,000 or more.
Borrowing Request” means a request by or on behalf of a Borrower for a Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.03 or 2.05, as applicable, which shall be in the form of Exhibit B or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.
Borrowing Subsidiary” means each Subsidiary that has become a Borrowing Subsidiary pursuant to Section 2.21, other than any such Subsidiary that has ceased to be a Borrowing Subsidiary as provided in Section 2.21.
Borrowing Subsidiary Agreement” means a Borrowing Subsidiary Agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit C-1, duly executed by the Company and the applicable Subsidiary and accepted by the Administrative Agent.
Borrowing Subsidiary Termination” means a Borrowing Subsidiary Termination substantially in the form of Exhibit C-2, duly executed by the Company.




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Business Day” means any day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks in New York City are authorized or required by law to remain closed; provided that (a) when used in connection with a LIBOR Loan denominated in any currency, the term “Business Day” shall also exclude any day on which banks are not open for dealings in deposits denominated in such currency in the London interbank market or any day on which banks in London are not open for general business, and (b) when used in connection with a EURIBOR Loan, the term “Business Day” shall also exclude any day on which the TARGET is not open for the settlement of payments in Euros or any day on which banks in London are not open for general business.
Capitalized Lease Obligations” of any Person means the obligations of such Person to pay rent or other amounts under any lease of (or other arrangement conveying the right to use) real or personal property, or a combination thereof, which obligations are required to be classified and accounted for as finance leases on a balance sheet of such Person under GAAP; the amount of such obligations shall be the capitalized amount thereof determined in accordance with GAAP, and the final maturity of such obligations shall be the date of the last payment of such or any other amounts due under such lease (or other arrangement) prior to the first date on which such lease (or other arrangement) may be terminated by the lessee without payment of a premium or a penalty. For purposes of Section 6.02, a Capitalized Lease Obligation shall be deemed to be secured by a Lien on the property being leased and such property shall be deemed to be owned by the lessee.
Change in Control” means (a) the acquisition, directly or indirectly, of beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act) by any Person or group (within the meaning of the Exchange Act and the rules of the SEC thereunder, but excluding any employee benefit plan of the Company or its Subsidiaries, and any Person acting in its capacity as trustee, agent or other fiduciary or administrator of any such plan) of Equity Interests in the Company representing more than 35% of the aggregate ordinary voting power represented by the issued and outstanding Equity Interests in the Company; or (b) the occurrence of a “change in control” (or similar event, however denominated) with respect to the Company under and as defined in any indenture or other agreement or instrument evidencing, governing the rights of the holders of or otherwise relating to any Material Indebtedness of the Company or any Subsidiary, so long as the occurrence of such event results in such Material Indebtedness becoming due prior to its scheduled maturity or enables or permits (with or without the giving of notice, the lapse of time or both) the holder or holders of such Material Indebtedness or any trustee or agent on its or their behalf or the applicable counterparty to cause such Material Indebtedness to become due, or to require the prepayment, repurchase, redemption or defeasance thereof, prior to its scheduled maturity or to cause the termination thereof.
Change in Law” means the occurrence, after the date of this Agreement, of any of the following: (a) the adoption or taking effect of any rule, regulation, treaty or other law, (b) any change in any rule, regulation, treaty or other law or in the administration, interpretation, implementation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority or (c) the making or issuance of any request, rule, guideline or directive (whether or not having




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the force of law) by any Governmental Authority; provided that, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (i) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder or made or issued in connection therewith and (ii) all requests, rules, guidelines or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States or, if any Foreign Subsidiary is a Borrowing Subsidiary, foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case shall be deemed to be a “Change in Law”, regardless of the date enacted, adopted, promulgated or issued.
Charges” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.13.
Class”, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are Revolving Loans, Swingline Loans or Competitive Loans.
Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
Commitment” means, with respect to each Lender, the commitment of such Lender to make Revolving Loans and to acquire participations in Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans hereunder, expressed as an amount representing the maximum aggregate permitted amount of such Lender’s Revolving Credit Exposure hereunder, as such commitment may be (a) reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to Section 2.09 and (b) reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to assignments by or to such Lender pursuant to Section 9.04. The initial amount of each Lender’s Commitment is set forth on Schedule 2.01, or in the Assignment and Assumption or the Accession Agreement pursuant to which such Lender shall have assumed or provided its Commitment, as applicable. The initial aggregate amount of the Lenders’ Commitments is US$200,000,000.
Commitment Increase” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.09(d).
Company” means VeriSign, Inc., a Delaware corporation.
Communications” means, collectively, any notice, demand, communication, information, document or other material provided by or on behalf of any of the Loan Parties pursuant to any Loan Document or the transactions contemplated therein that is distributed to any Lender or any Issuing Bank by means of electronic communications pursuant to Section 8.02 and Section 9.01, including through the Approved Electronic Platform.
Competitive Bid” means an offer by a Lender to make a Competitive Loan in accordance with Section 2.04.
Competitive Bid Accept/Reject Letter” means an acceptance or rejection of a Competitive Bid in accordance with Section 2.04, which shall be in the form of Exhibit D-4.




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Competitive Bid Rate” means, with respect to any Competitive Bid, the Margin or the Fixed Rate, as applicable, offered by the Lender making such Competitive Bid.
Competitive Bid Request” means a request by a Borrower for Competitive Bids in accordance with Section 2.04, which shall be in the form of Exhibit D-1.
Competitive Borrowing” means a Borrowing comprised of Competitive Loans.
Competitive Loan” means a Loan made pursuant to Section 2.04.
Competitive Loan Exposure” means, with respect to any Lender at any time, the sum at such time of the US Dollar Equivalents of the principal amounts of such Lender’s Competitive Loans outstanding at such time.
Compliance Certificate” means a Compliance Certificate in the form of Exhibit E or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.
Compounded SOFR” means the compounded average of SOFRs for the applicable Corresponding Tenor, with the rate, or methodology for this rate, and conventions for this rate (which may include compounding in arrears with a lookback and/or suspension period as a mechanism to determine the interest amount payable prior to the end of each Interest Period) being established by the Administrative Agent in accordance with:
(a) the rate, or methodology for this rate, and conventions for this rate selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body for determining compounded SOFR; or
(b) if, and to the extent that, the Administrative Agent determines that Compounded SOFR cannot be determined in accordance with clause (a) above, then the rate, or methodology for this rate, and conventions for this rate that the Administrative Agent determines in its reasonable discretion are substantially consistent with any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining compounded SOFR for U.S. dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time;
provided that if the Administrative Agent decides that any such rate, methodology or convention determined in accordance with clause (a) or (b) is not administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent, then Compounded SOFR will be deemed unable to be determined for purposes of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement”.
Consolidated EBITDA” means, for any period, Consolidated Net Income for such period plus (a) without duplication and to the extent deducted in determining such Consolidated Net Income, the sum of (i) consolidated interest expense for such period (including imputed interest expense in respect of Capitalized Lease Obligations),




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(ii) consolidated income tax expense for such period, (iii) all amounts attributable to depreciation for such period and amortization of intangible assets for such period, (iv) any noncash charges for such period (including any noncash expense for such period resulting from the grant of stock options or other equity-based incentives to any director, officer or employee of the Company or any Subsidiary and any noncash restructuring charges and other noncash charges relating to acquisitions and dispositions or to closure or consolidation of facilities, but excluding any additions to bad debt reserves or bad debt expense, any write-down or write-off of marketable securities and any noncash charge to the extent it represents an accrual of or a reserve for cash expenditures in any future period), (v) non-recurring cash charges or expenses for such period incurred in connection with any sale, transfer or other disposition of assets (other than dispositions of inventory and other dispositions in the ordinary course of business) or in connection with Acquisitions, (vi) any losses attributable to early extinguishment of Indebtedness or obligations under any Hedging Agreement, (vii) any unrealized losses for such period attributable to the application of “mark to market” accounting in respect of Hedging Agreements and (viii) the cumulative effect of a change in accounting principles; and minus (b) without duplication and to the extent included in determining such Consolidated Net Income, (i) any gains attributable to the early extinguishment of Indebtedness or obligations under any Hedging Agreement, (ii) any unrealized gains for such period attributable to the application of “mark to market” accounting in respect of Hedging Agreements, (iii) the cumulative effect of a change in accounting principles and (iv) any other noncash items of income for such period (excluding any noncash items of income (A) in respect of which cash was received in a prior period or will be received in a future period or (B) that represents the reversal of any accrual made in a prior period for anticipated cash charges, but only to the extent such accrual reduced Consolidated EBITDA for such prior period); provided further that Consolidated EBITDA shall be calculated so as to exclude the effect of any gain or loss that represents after-tax gains or losses attributable to any sale, transfer or other disposition of assets by the Company or any of the Subsidiaries, other than dispositions of inventory and other dispositions in the ordinary course of business. In the event any Subsidiary shall be a Subsidiary that is not wholly owned by the Company, all amounts added back in computing Consolidated EBITDA for any period pursuant to clause (a) above, and all amounts subtracted in computing Consolidated EBITDA pursuant to clause (b) above, to the extent such amounts are, in the reasonable judgment of a Financial Officer of the Company, attributable to such Subsidiary, shall be reduced by the portion thereof that is attributable to the noncontrolling interest in such Subsidiary. For purposes of calculating Consolidated EBITDA for any period, if during such period the Company or any Subsidiary shall have consummated a Material Acquisition or a Material Disposition, Consolidated EBITDA for such period shall be calculated after giving pro forma effect thereto in accordance with Section 1.04(b).
Consolidated Funded Indebtedness” means, as of any date, the sum, without duplication, of (a) the aggregate principal amount as of such date of Indebtedness of the type referred to in clauses (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) of the definition of the term “Indebtedness” of the Company and the Subsidiaries, (b) the aggregate amount as of such date of obligations of the Company and the Subsidiaries in respect of Indebtedness of the type referred to in clauses (f) and (g) of the definition of the term “Indebtedness”, but excluding contingent




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obligations of the Company or any Subsidiary as an account party in respect of any letter of credit, letter of guaranty or banker’s acceptance to the extent such letter of credit, letter of guaranty or banker’s acceptance does not support Indebtedness, (c) the aggregate amount as of such date of all Guarantees by the Company or any Subsidiary of any Indebtedness of the type referred to in clauses (a) and (b) above of any Person (other than the Company or any Subsidiary) and (d) the aggregate amount as of such date of Indebtedness referred to in clauses (a) through (c) above of any Person (other than the Company or any Subsidiary) to the extent the Company or any Subsidiary is liable therefor as a result of its ownership interest in or other relationship with such other Person (excluding any such Indebtedness to the extent the terms of such Indebtedness provide that the Company or such Subsidiary is not liable therefor).
Consolidated Net Income” means, for any period, the net income or loss of the Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries for such period, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP; provided that there shall be excluded the income or loss of any consolidated Subsidiary that is not wholly owned by the Company to the extent such income or loss is attributable to the noncontrolling interest in such consolidated Subsidiary.
Control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies, or the dismissal or appointment of the management, of a Person, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise. “Controlling” and “Controlled” have meanings correlative thereto.
Corresponding Tenor with respect to a Benchmark Replacement means a tenor (including overnight) having approximately the same length (disregarding business day adjustment) as the applicable tenor for the applicable Interest Period with respect to the applicable Screen Rate.
Credit Party” means the Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank, the Swingline Lender and each other Lender.
Default” means any event or condition that constitutes, or upon notice, lapse of time or both would constitute, an Event of Default.
Defaulting Lender” means any Lender that (a) has failed, within two Business Days of the date required to be funded or paid, (i) to fund any portion of its Loans, (ii) to fund any portion of its participations in Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans or (iii) to pay to any Credit Party any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder, unless, in the case of clause (i) above, such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s good faith determination that a condition precedent to funding (specifically identified in such writing, including, if applicable, by reference to a specific Default) has not been satisfied, (b) has notified the Company or the Administrative Agent, or has made a public statement to the effect, that it does not intend or expect to comply with any of its funding obligations under this Agreement (unless such writing or public statement indicates that such position is based on such Lender’s good-faith determination that a condition precedent (specifically identified in such writing, including,




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if applicable, by reference to a specific Default) to funding a Loan cannot be satisfied) or generally under other agreements in which it commits to extend credit, (c) has failed, within three Business Days after written request by the Administrative Agent, made in good faith, to provide a certification in writing from an authorized officer of such Lender that it will comply with its obligations (and is financially able to meet such obligations) to fund prospective Loans and participations in then outstanding Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans, provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon the receipt by the Administrative Agent of such certification in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, or (d) has become the subject of a Bankruptcy Event or a Bail-In Action.
Disqualified Equity Interest” means, with respect to any Person, any Equity Interest in such Person that by its terms (or by the terms of any security into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable, either mandatorily or at the option of the holder thereof), or upon the happening of any event or condition:
(a) matures or is mandatorily redeemable (other than solely for Equity Interests in such Person that do not constitute Disqualified Equity Interests and cash in lieu of fractional shares of such Equity Interests), whether pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise;
(b) is convertible or exchangeable, either mandatorily or at the option of the holder thereof, for Indebtedness or Equity Interests (other than solely for Equity Interests in such Person that do not constitute Disqualified Equity Interests and cash in lieu of fractional shares of such Equity Interests); or
(c) is redeemable (other than solely for Equity Interests in such Person that do not constitute Disqualified Equity Interests and cash in lieu of fractional shares of such Equity Interests) or is required to be repurchased by the Company or any Subsidiary, in whole or in part, at the option of the holder thereof;
in each case, on or prior to the date 180 days after the Maturity Date; provided, however, that (i) an Equity Interest in any Person that would not constitute a Disqualified Equity Interest but for terms thereof giving holders thereof the right to require such Person to redeem or purchase such Equity Interest upon the occurrence of an “asset sale” or a “change of control” (or similar event, however denominated) shall not constitute a Disqualified Equity Interest if any such requirement becomes operative only after repayment in full of all the Loans and all other obligations hereunder that are accrued and payable, the cancellation or expiration of all Letters of Credit and the termination or expiration of the Commitments and (ii) an Equity Interest in any Person that is issued to any employee or to any plan for the benefit of employees or by any such plan to such employees shall not constitute a Disqualified Equity Interest solely because it may be required to be repurchased by such Person or any of its subsidiaries in order to satisfy applicable statutory or regulatory obligations or as a result of such employee’s termination, death or disability.




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Domestic Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary incorporated or organized under the laws of the United States of America, any State thereof or the District of Columbia.
Early Opt-in Election” means the occurrence of:
(a) (i) a determination by the Administrative Agent or the Company (as notified to the Administrative Agent) or (ii) a notification by the Required Lenders to the Administrative Agent (with a copy to the Company) that the Required Lenders have determined that syndicated credit facilities denominated in US Dollars or in the applicable Alternative Currency being executed at such time, or that include language similar to that contained in Section 2.14(b) are being executed or amended, as applicable, to incorporate or adopt a new benchmark interest rate to replace the LIBO Rate or EURIBO Rate, as applicable, and
(b) (i) the election by the Administrative Agent or the Company or (ii) the election by the Required Lenders to declare that an Early Opt-in Election has occurred and the provision, as applicable, by the Administrative Agent of written notice of such election to the Company and the Lenders, by the Company to the Administrative Agent or by the Required Lenders of written notice of such election to the Administrative Agent.
EEA Financial Institution” means (a) any institution established in any EEA Member Country that is subject to the supervision of an EEA Resolution Authority, (b) any entity established in an EEA Member Country that is a parent of an institution described in clause (a) above, or (c) any institution established in an EEA Member Country that is a subsidiary of an institution described in clause (a) or (b) above and is subject to consolidated supervision with its parent.
EEA Member Country” means any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.
EEA Resolution Authority” means any public administrative authority or any Person entrusted with public administrative authority of any EEA Member Country (including any delegee) having responsibility for the resolution of any EEA Financial Institution.
Effective Date” means the date on which the conditions specified in Section 4.01 are satisfied (or waived in accordance with Section 9.02).
Electronic Signature” means an electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to, or associated with, a contract or other record and adopted by a Person with the intent to sign, authenticate or accept such contract or record.
Eligible Assignee” means (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of a Lender, (c) an Approved Fund and (d) any other Person, other than, in each case, (i) a natural person, (ii)




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a Defaulting Lender or a Lender Parent thereof or (iii) the Company, any Subsidiary or any other Affiliate of the Company.
Environmental Laws” means all rules, regulations, codes, ordinances, judgments, orders, decrees and other laws, and all injunctions, notices or binding agreements, issued, promulgated or entered into by any Governmental Authority and relating to the environment, to preservation or reclamation of natural resources, to the management, Release or threatened Release of any Hazardous Material or to related health or safety matters.
Environmental Liability” means any liability, obligation, loss, claim, action, order or cost, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of environmental remediation, fines, penalties and indemnities) resulting from or based upon (a) violation of any Environmental Law, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage, treatment or disposal of any Hazardous Materials, (c) exposure to any Hazardous Materials, (d) the Release or threatened Release of any Hazardous Materials or (e) any contract, agreement or other consensual arrangement pursuant to which liability is assumed or imposed with respect to any of the foregoing.
Equity Interests” means shares of capital stock, partnership interests, membership interests, beneficial interests or other ownership interests, whether voting or nonvoting, in, or interests in the income or profits of, a Person, and any warrants, options or other rights entitling the holder thereof to purchase or acquire any of the foregoing; provided that Indebtedness that is convertible into Equity Interests in the Company shall not, prior to the date of conversion thereof, constitute Equity Interests in the Company.
ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.
ERISA Affiliate” means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) that, together with the Company, is treated as a single employer under Section 414(b) or 414(c) of the Code or, solely for purposes of Section 302 of ERISA and Section 412 of the Code, is treated as a single employer under Section 414(m) or 414(o) of the Code.
ERISA Event” means (a) any “reportable event”, as defined in Section 4043 of ERISA or the regulations issued thereunder with respect to a Plan (other than an event for which the 30-day notice period is waived), (b) any failure by any Plan to satisfy the minimum funding standard (within the meaning of Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA) applicable to such Plan, in each case whether or not waived, (c) the filing pursuant to Section 412(c) of the Code or Section 302(c) of ERISA, of an application for a waiver of the minimum funding standard with respect to any Plan, (d) a determination that any Plan is, or is expected to be, in “at-risk” status (as defined in Section 303(i)(4) of ERISA or Section 430(i)(4) of the Code), (e) the incurrence by the Company or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to the termination of any Plan, (f) the receipt by the Company or any of its ERISA Affiliates from the PBGC or a plan administrator of any notice relating to an intention to terminate any Plan or Plans or to appoint a trustee to administer any Plan, (g) the incurrence by the Company or any of its




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ERISA Affiliates of any liability with respect to the withdrawal or partial withdrawal from any Plan or Multiemployer Plan, or (h) the receipt by the Company or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any notice, or the receipt by any Multiemployer Plan from the Company or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any notice, concerning the imposition of Withdrawal Liability or a determination that a Multiemployer Plan is, or is expected to be, insolvent, within the meaning of Title IV of ERISA or in endangered or critical status, within the meaning of Section 305 of ERISA.
EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule” means the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule published by the Loan Market Association (or any successor person), as in effect from time to time.
EURIBO Rate” means, with respect to any EURIBOR Borrowing for any Interest Period, the applicable Screen Rate as of the Specified Time on the Quotation Day.
EURIBOR”, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, bear interest at a rate determined by reference to the EURIBO Rate.
Euro” or “” means the single currency unit of the member States of the European Community that adopt or have adopted the Euro as their lawful currency in accordance with legislation of the European Community relating to Economic and Monetary Union.
Events of Default” has the meaning set forth in Article VII.
Exchange Act” means the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Exchange Rate” means on any day, for purposes of determining the US Dollar Equivalent of any other currency, the rate at which such other currency may be exchanged into US Dollars at the time of determination on such day as last provided (either by publication or as may otherwise be provided to the Administrative Agent) by the applicable Reuters source on the Business Day (determined based on New York City time) immediately preceding such day of determination (or, if a Reuters source ceases to be available or Reuters ceases to provide such rate of exchange, as last provided by such other publicly available information service that provides such rate of exchange at such time as shall be selected by the Administrative Agent from time to time in its reasonable discretion). Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this definition or the definition of “US Dollar Equivalent”, each Issuing Bank may, solely for purposes of computing the reimbursement due to it pursuant to clause (B) of Section 2.06(f) or the fronting fees owed to it under Section 2.12(b), compute the US Dollar amounts of the LC Exposures attributable to Letters of Credit issued by it by reference to exchange rates determined using any reasonable method customarily employed by it for such purpose.
Excluded Taxes” means any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to a Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to a Recipient,




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(a) Taxes imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated), franchise Taxes and branch profits Taxes, in each case, (i) imposed as a result of such Recipient being organized under the laws of, or having its principal office or, in the case of any Lender, its applicable lending office located in, the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (or any political subdivision thereof) or (ii) that are Other Connection Taxes, (b) in the case of a Lender, U.S. Federal withholding Taxes imposed on amounts payable to or for the account of such Lender with respect to an applicable interest in a Loan or Commitment pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which (i) such Lender becomes a party to this Agreement (other than pursuant to an assignment request by the Company under Section 2.19(b)) or (ii) such Lender changes its lending office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 2.17, amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable either to such Lender’s assignor immediately before such Lender became a party to this Agreement or to such Lender immediately before it changed its lending office, (c) Taxes attributable to such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 2.17(f) and (d) any U.S. Federal withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA.
Existing Credit Agreement” means the Credit Agreement dated as of March 31, 2015, among the Company, the borrowing subsidiaries party thereto, the lenders party thereto, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent and J.P. Morgan Europe Limited, as London agent, as heretofore supplemented and amended.
Existing Letter of Credit” means each letter of credit issued for the account of any Borrower under the Existing Credit Agreement that is (a) outstanding on the Effective Date and (b) listed on Schedule 2.06A.
Existing Maturity Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.22(a).
Extending Lender” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.22(b).
Extension” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.22(a).
Extension Closing Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.22(b).
Extension Notice” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.22(a).
FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the date of this Agreement (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code and any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement, treaty or convention entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code (or any such amended or successor version thereof).
Federal Funds Effective Rate” means, for any day, the rate calculated by the NYFRB based on such day’s federal funds transactions by depository institutions, as determined in such manner as shall be set forth on the NYFRB Website from time to time,




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and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the NYFRB as the effective federal funds rate; provided that if such rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero.
Fee Letter” means the Fee Letter dated November 15, 2019, between JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and the Company.
Financial Officer” means, with respect to any Person, the chief financial officer, principal accounting officer, treasurer or controller of such Person; provided that, when such term is used in reference to any document executed by, or a certification of, a Financial Officer, the secretary or assistant secretary of such Person shall have delivered an incumbency certificate to or shall have an incumbency certificate on file with the Administrative Agent as to the authority of such individual acting in such capacity.
Fitch” means Fitch Inc., or any successor to the rating agency business thereof.
Fixed Rate” means, with respect to any Competitive Loan (other than a LIBOR Competitive Loan or a EURIBOR Competitive Loan), the fixed rate of interest per annum specified by the Lender making such Competitive Loan in its related Competitive Bid.
Foreign Borrowing Subsidiary” means any Borrowing Subsidiary that is a Foreign Subsidiary.
Foreign Lender” means (a) if a Borrower is a U.S. Person, then a Lender, with respect to such Borrower, that is not a U.S. Person, and (b) if a Borrower is not a U.S. Person, then a Lender, with respect to such Borrower, that is resident for tax purposes or organized under the laws of a jurisdiction other than that in which such Borrower is resident for tax purposes.
Foreign Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is not a Domestic Subsidiary.
GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America as in effect, subject to Section 1.04, from time to time.
Governmental Approvals” means all authorizations, consents, approvals, permits, licenses and exemptions of, registrations and filings with, and reports to, Governmental Authorities.
Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States of America, any other nation or any political subdivision thereof, whether state or local, and any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government (including any supra-national body exercising such powers or functions, such as the European Union or the European Central Bank).




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Guarantee” of or by any Person (the “guarantor”) means any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of the guarantor guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other obligation of any other Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of the guarantor, direct or indirect, (a) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness or other obligation or to purchase (or to advance or supply funds for the purchase of) any security for the payment thereof, (b) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the owner of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment thereof, (c) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness or other obligation or (d) as an account party in respect of any letter of credit or letter of guaranty issued to support such Indebtedness or other obligation; provided that the term “Guarantee” shall not include endorsements for collection or deposit in the ordinary course of business. The amount, as of any date of determination, of any Guarantee shall be the principal amount outstanding on such date of Indebtedness or other obligation guaranteed thereby (or, in the case of (i) any Guarantee the terms of which limit the monetary exposure of the guarantor or (ii) any Guarantee of an obligation that does not have a principal amount, the maximum monetary exposure as of such date of the guarantor under such Guarantee (as determined, in the case of clause (i), pursuant to such terms or, in the case of clause (ii), reasonably and in good faith by the chief financial officer of the Company)).
Guaranteed Obligations” means (a) the due and punctual payment by each Borrower of (i) the principal of and interest (including interest accruing during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or other similar proceeding, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in such proceeding) on the Loans, when and as due, whether at maturity, by acceleration, upon one or more dates set for prepayment or otherwise, (ii) each payment required to be made by any Borrower under this Agreement in respect of any Letter of Credit, when and as due, including payments in respect of reimbursement of disbursements, interest thereon (including interest accruing during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or other similar proceeding, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in such proceeding) and obligations to provide cash collateral, and (iii) all other monetary obligations of each Borrower under this Agreement and each of the other Loan Documents, including obligations to pay fees, expense reimbursement obligations and indemnification obligations, whether primary, secondary, direct, contingent, fixed or otherwise (including monetary obligations incurred during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or other similar proceeding, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in such proceeding), and (b) the due and punctual performance of all other obligations of each Borrower under or pursuant to this Agreement and each of the other Loan Documents.
Guaranteed Parties” means (a) each Lender, (b) each Issuing Bank, (c) the Administrative Agent, (d) each Arranger, (e) the express beneficiaries of each indemnification obligation undertaken by any Loan Party under any Loan Document and (f) the successors and permitted assigns of each of the foregoing.




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Hazardous Materials” means all explosive, radioactive, hazardous or toxic substances, wastes or other pollutants, including petroleum or petroleum distillates, asbestos or asbestos containing materials, polychlorinated biphenyls, radon gas, infectious or medical wastes and all other substances or wastes of any nature regulated pursuant to any Environmental Law.
Hedging Agreement” means any agreement with respect to any swap, forward, future or derivative transaction, or any option or similar agreement, involving, or settled by reference to, one or more rates, currencies, commodities, prices of equity or debt securities or instruments, or economic, financial or pricing indices or measures of economic, financial or pricing risk or value, or any similar transaction or combination of the foregoing transactions; provided that no phantom stock or similar plan providing for payments only on account of services provided by current or former directors, officers, employees or consultants of the Company or the Subsidiaries shall be a Hedging Agreement.
IBA” has the meaning set forth in Section 1.06.
Increase Effective Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.09(d).
Increasing Lender” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.09(d).
Indebtedness” of any Person means, without duplication, (a) all obligations of such Person for borrowed money, (b) all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or similar instruments, (c) all obligations of such Person under conditional sale or other title retention agreements relating to property acquired by such Person (excluding trade accounts payable incurred in the ordinary course of business), (d) all obligations of such Person in respect of the deferred purchase price of property or services (excluding (i) current accounts payable incurred in the ordinary course of business, (ii) deferred compensation payable to directors, officers or employees of the Company or any Subsidiary and (iii) any purchase price adjustment or earnout incurred in connection with an Acquisition), (e) all Capitalized Lease Obligations of such Person, (f) the maximum aggregate amount of all letters of credit and letters of guaranty in respect of which such Person is an account party, (g) all obligations, contingent or otherwise, of such Person in respect of bankers’ acceptances, (h) all Disqualified Equity Interests in such Person, valued, as of the date of determination, at the greater of (i) the maximum aggregate amount that would be payable upon maturity, redemption, repayment or repurchase thereof (or of Disqualified Equity Interests or Indebtedness into which such Disqualified Equity Interests are convertible or exchangeable) and (ii) the maximum liquidation preference of such Disqualified Equity Interests, (i) all Indebtedness of others secured by (or for which the holder of such Indebtedness has an existing right, contingent or otherwise, to be secured by) any Lien on property owned or acquired by such Person, whether or not the Indebtedness secured thereby has been assumed by such Person (but limited, in the event such Indebtedness has not been assumed by such Person, to the lesser of (i) the amount of such Indebtedness and (ii) the fair market value of such property securing such Indebtedness) and (j) all Guarantees by such Person of Indebtedness of others. The Indebtedness of any Person shall include the Indebtedness of any other Person (including any partnership in which such Person




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is a general partner) to the extent such Person is liable therefor as a result of such Person’s ownership interest in or other relationship with such other Person, except to the extent the terms of such Indebtedness provide that such Person is not liable therefor.
Indemnified Taxes” means (a) Taxes, other than Excluded Taxes, imposed on or with respect to any payment made by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party under any Loan Document and (b) to the extent not otherwise described in clause (a), Other Taxes.
Indemnitee” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.03(b).
Initial Borrowing” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.09(d).
Interest Election Request” means a request by or on behalf of a Borrower to convert or continue a Revolving Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.08, which shall be in the form of Exhibit F or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.
Interest Payment Date” means (a) with respect to any ABR Loan (other than a Swingline Loan), the first Business Day following the last day of each March, June, September and December, (b) with respect to any LIBOR Loan or EURIBOR Loan, the last day of the Interest Period applicable to the Borrowing of which such Loan is a part and, in the case of a LIBOR Borrowing or EURIBOR Borrowing with an Interest Period of more than three months’ duration, such day or days prior to the last day of such Interest Period as shall occur at intervals of three months’ duration after the first day of such Interest Period, (c) with respect to any Fixed Rate Competitive Loan, the last day of the Interest Period applicable to the Borrowing of which such Loan is a part and, in the case of a Fixed Rate Competitive Borrowing with an Interest Period of more than 90 days’ duration, each day prior to the last day of such Interest Period that occurs at intervals of 90 days’ duration after the first day of such Interest Period and (d) with respect to any Swingline Loan, the day that such Loan is required to be repaid.
Interest Period” means (a) with respect to any LIBOR Revolving Borrowing or EURIBOR Revolving Borrowing, the period commencing on the date of such Borrowing and ending on the numerically corresponding day in the calendar month that is one week, or one, two (other than in the case of a EURIBOR Borrowing or Borrowing denominated in Yen), three or six months thereafter (or, if agreed to by each Lender participating therein, any other period not in excess of 12 months thereafter), as the applicable Borrower may elect, (b) with respect to any LIBOR Competitive Borrowing or any EURIBOR Competitive Borrowing, the period commencing on the date such Borrowing is made and ending on the numerically corresponding day in the calendar month that is one, two (other than in the case of a EURIBOR Borrowing or Borrowing denominated in Yen), three or six months thereafter, as the applicable Borrower may elect, and (c) with respect to any Fixed Rate Competitive Borrowing, the period (which shall not be less than seven days or more than 360 days) commencing on the date of such Borrowing and ending on the date specified in the applicable Competitive Bid Request; provided that (i) if any Interest Period would end on a day other than a Business Day, such Interest Period shall be extended to the next succeeding Business




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Day unless, in the case of a LIBOR Borrowing or EURIBOR Borrowing only (and other than in the case of an Interest Period of one week), such next succeeding Business Day would fall in the next calendar month, in which case such Interest Period shall end on the next preceding Business Day and (ii) any Interest Period pertaining to a LIBOR Borrowing or EURIBOR Borrowing (other than an Interest Period of one week) that commences on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the last calendar month of such Interest Period) shall end on the last Business Day of the last calendar month of such Interest Period. For purposes hereof, the date of a Borrowing initially shall be the date on which such Borrowing is made and, in the case of a Revolving Borrowing, thereafter shall be the effective date of the most recent conversion or continuation of such Borrowing.
Interpolated Screen Rate” means, with respect to any LIBOR Borrowing or EURIBOR Borrowing denominated in any currency for any Interest Period or clause (c) of the definition of Alternate Base Rate, a rate per annum that results from interpolating on a linear basis between (a) the applicable Screen Rate for the longest maturity for which a Screen Rate is available that is shorter than the applicable period and (b) the applicable Screen Rate for the shortest maturity for which a Screen Rate is available that is longer than the applicable period, in each case as of the time the Interpolated Screen Rate is otherwise required to be determined in accordance with this Agreement; provided that if such rate would be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero.
IP Assets” means patents, copyrights, trademarks, domain names and other intellectual property.
IRS” means the United States Internal Revenue Service.
ISP” means the “International Standby Practices 1998” published by the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice, Inc. (or such later version thereof as may be in effect at the time of issuance).
Issuing Bank” means (a) JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., (b) Bank of America, N.A., (c) U.S. Bank National Association and (d) each Lender that shall have become an Issuing Bank hereunder as provided in Section 2.06(j) (other than any Person that shall have ceased to be an Issuing Bank as provided in Section 2.06(k)), each in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder. Each Issuing Bank may, in its discretion, arrange for one or more Letters of Credit to be issued by Affiliates of such Issuing Bank, in which case the term “Issuing Bank” shall include any such Affiliate with respect to Letters of Credit issued by such Affiliate (it being agreed that such Issuing Bank shall, or shall cause such Affiliate to, comply with the requirements of Section 2.06 with respect to such Letters of Credit).
Judgment Currency” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.17(b).
LC Commitment” means, with respect to any Issuing Bank, the maximum permitted amount of the LC Exposure that may be attributable to Letters of Credit that, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, are required to be issued by such Issuing Bank.




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The amount of each Issuing Bank’s LC Commitment is as set forth on Schedule 2.06B or, in the case of any Issuing Bank that becomes an Issuing Bank hereunder pursuant to Section 2.06(j), as set forth in a written agreement referred to in such Section, or, in each case, is such other maximum permitted amount with respect to any Issuing Bank as may have been agreed in writing (and notified in writing to the Administrative Agent) by such Issuing Bank and the Company.
LC Disbursement” means a payment made by an Issuing Bank pursuant to a Letter of Credit.
LC Exposure” means, at any time, the sum of (a) the sum of the US Dollar Equivalents of the aggregate amount of all Letters of Credit that remains available for drawing at such time and (b) the sum of the US Dollar Equivalents of the aggregate amount of all LC Disbursements that have not yet been reimbursed by or on behalf of the Borrowers at such time. The LC Exposure of any Lender at any time shall be its Applicable Percentage of the total LC Exposure at such time, adjusted to give effect to any reallocation under Section 2.20 of the LC Exposure of Defaulting Lenders in effect at such time.
Lender Parent” means, with respect to any Lender, any Person in respect of which such Lender is a subsidiary.
Lenders” means the Persons listed on Schedule 2.01 and any other Person that shall have become a party hereto pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption or an Accession Agreement, other than any such Person that shall have ceased to be a party hereto pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption. Unless the context otherwise requires, the term “Lenders” includes the Swingline Lender.
Letter of Credit” means each Existing Letter of Credit and any other letter of credit issued pursuant to this Agreement, in each case other than any such letter of credit that shall have ceased to be a “Letter of Credit” outstanding hereunder pursuant to Section 9.05.
Leverage Ratio” means, on any date, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Funded Indebtedness as of such date to (b) Consolidated EBITDA for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of the Company most recently ended on or prior to such date.
LIBO Rate” means, with respect to any LIBOR Borrowing denominated in any currency for any Interest Period, the applicable Screen Rate as of the Specified Time on the Quotation Day.
LIBOR”, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, shall bear interest at a rate determined by reference to the Adjusted LIBO Rate or, in the case of a Competitive Loan or a Competitive Borrowing, LIBO Rate.




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Lien” means, with respect to any asset, (a) any mortgage, deed of trust, lien, pledge, hypothecation, charge, security interest or other encumbrance on, in or of such asset, (b) the interest of a vendor or a lessor under any conditional sale agreement, finance lease or title retention agreement (or any financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing) relating to such asset and (c) in the case of securities, any purchase option, call or similar right of a third party with respect to such securities.
Loan Documents” means this Agreement, each Borrowing Subsidiary Agreement, each Borrowing Subsidiary Termination, any agreement causing Commitments of the Increasing Lenders to be increased (or cause the Increasing Lenders to extend new Commitments) as contemplated by Section 2.09(d), any agreement designating an additional Issuing Bank as contemplated by Section 2.06(j), the Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement, if any, and, except for purposes of Section 9.02, any agreement between the Company and any Issuing Bank regarding such Issuing Bank’s LC Commitment and any promissory note delivered pursuant to Section 2.10(c).
Loan Parties” means the Borrowers and the Subsidiary Guarantors.
Loans” means the loans made by the Lenders to the Borrowers pursuant to this Agreement.
Local Time” means (a) with respect to a Loan or Borrowing denominated in US Dollars or any Letter of Credit, New York City time and (b) with respect to a Loan or Borrowing denominated in an Alternative Currency, London time.
Margin” means, with respect to any LIBOR Competitive Loan or EURIBOR Competitive Loan, the marginal rate of interest, if any, to be added to or subtracted from the LIBO Rate or the EURIBO Rate, as applicable, to determine the rate of interest applicable to such Competitive Loan, as specified by the Lender making such Competitive Loan in its related Competitive Bid.
Material Acquisition” means any acquisition, or a series of related acquisitions, of (a) Equity Interests in any Person if, after giving effect thereto, such Person will become a Subsidiary, (b) assets comprising all or substantially all the assets of any Person or (c) assets comprising all or substantially all the assets constituting a business unit, division, product line or line of business of any Person; provided that, in the case of clauses (a) and (b), such Subsidiary or the assets so acquired (if such assets constituted a new Subsidiary) would be a “significant subsidiary” within the meaning of Rule 1-02(w) of Regulation S-X under the Securities Act, and in the case of clause (c), if such business unit, division, product line or line of business constituted a new Subsidiary, it would be a “significant subsidiary” within the meaning of Rule 1-02(w) of Regulation S-X under the Securities Act.
Material Adverse Effect” means an event or condition that has resulted, or would reasonably be expected to result, in a material adverse effect on (a) the business, assets, operations or financial condition of the Company and the Subsidiaries, taken as a




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whole, (b) the ability of any Loan Party to perform any of its obligations under any Loan Document or (c) the rights of or benefits available to the Lenders under any Loan Document.
Material Disposition” means any sale, transfer or other disposition, or a series of related sales, transfers or other dispositions, of (a) all or substantially all the issued and outstanding Equity Interests in any Person that are owned by the Company or any Subsidiary, (b) assets comprising all or substantially all the assets of any Person or (c) assets comprising all or substantially all the assets constituting a business unit, division, product line or line of business of any Person; provided that, in the case of clauses (a) and (b), if such Person was a Subsidiary (or if such assets constituted a Subsidiary) at the time of such sale, transfer or other disposition, it was a “significant subsidiary” within the meaning of Rule 1-02(w) of Regulation S-X under the Securities Act, and in the in case of clause (c), if such business unit, division, product line or line of business constituted a Subsidiary, it would be a “significant subsidiary” within the meaning of Rule 1-02(w) of Regulation S-X under the Securities Act.
Material Indebtedness” means Indebtedness (other than the Loans, Letters of Credit and Guarantees under the Loan Documents), or obligations in respect of one or more Hedging Agreements, of any one or more of the Company and the Subsidiaries in an aggregate principal amount of US$75,000,000 or more. For purposes of determining Material Indebtedness, the “principal amount” of the obligations of the Company or any Subsidiary in respect of any Hedging Agreement at any time shall be the maximum aggregate amount (giving effect to any netting agreements) that the Company or such Subsidiary would be required to pay if such Hedging Agreement were terminated at such time.
Material IP/Contract Rights Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that owns (a) any IP Asset or any license to any IP Asset or (b) any contract right that, in each case of clauses (a) and (b), individually or in the aggregate, is material to the business or operations of the Company and the Subsidiaries, taken as a whole.
Material Subsidiary” means (a) each Borrowing Subsidiary, (b) each Material IP/Contract Rights Subsidiary and (c) each other Subsidiary (i) the consolidated total assets of which equal 10.0% or more of the consolidated total assets of the Company or (ii) the consolidated revenues of which equal 10.0% or more of the consolidated revenues of the Company, in each case as of the end of or for the most recent period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of the Company for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b) (or, prior to the first delivery of any such financial statements, as of the end of or for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of the Company most recently ended prior to the date of this Agreement); provided that if at the end of or for any such most recent period of four consecutive fiscal quarters the combined consolidated total assets or combined consolidated revenues of all such other Subsidiaries that under clauses (i) and (ii) above would not constitute Material Subsidiaries shall have exceeded 20.0% of the consolidated total assets of Company or 20.0% of the consolidated revenues of Company, then one or more of such excluded Subsidiaries shall for all purposes of this Agreement be deemed to be Material Subsidiaries in descending order based on the amounts of their




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consolidated total assets or consolidated revenues, as the case may be, until such excess shall have been eliminated.
Maturity Date” means December 12, 2024, subject to extension pursuant to Section 2.22; provided that if such date shall not be a Business Day, then the “Maturity Date” shall be the immediately preceding Business Day.
Maximum Rate” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.13.
MNPI” means material information concerning the Company, the Subsidiaries or any Affiliate of any of the foregoing or their securities that has not been disseminated in a manner making it available to investors generally, within the meaning of Regulation FD under the Securities Act and the Exchange Act. For purposes of this definition, “material information” means information concerning the Company, the Subsidiaries or any Affiliate of any of the foregoing, or any of their securities, that could reasonably be expected to be material for purposes of the United States federal and state securities laws.
Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., and any successor to its rating agency business.
Multiemployer Plan” means a multiemployer plan as defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA.
Non-Defaulting Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that is not a Defaulting Lender at such time.
Non-Extending Lender” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.22(b).
Notice of Competitive Bid Request” means a notice of a request by or on behalf of a Borrower for Competitive Bids in accordance with Section 2.04, which shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit D-2.
NYFRB” means the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
NYFRB Rate” means, for any day, the greater of (a) the Federal Funds Effective Rate in effect on such day and (b) the Overnight Bank Funding Rate in effect on such day (or for any day that is not a Business Day, for the immediately preceding Business Day); provided that if none of such rates are published for any day that is a Business Day, the term “NYFRB Rate” means the rate for a federal funds transaction quoted at 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on such day received by the Administrative Agent from a federal funds broker of recognized standing selected by it; provided, further, that if any of the aforesaid rates as so determined be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero.
NYFRB Website” means the website of the NYFRB at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source.




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Other Connection Taxes” means, with respect to any Recipient, Taxes imposed as a result of a present or former connection between such Recipient and the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (other than connections arising from such Recipient having executed, delivered, become a party to, performed its obligations under, received payments under, received or perfected a security interest under, engaged in any other transaction pursuant to or enforced any Loan Document, or sold or assigned an interest in any Loan or Loan Document).
Other Taxes” means all present or future stamp, court or documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes that arise from any payment made under, from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, from the receipt or perfection of a security interest under, or otherwise with respect to, any Loan Document, except any such Taxes that are Other Connection Taxes imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 2.19).
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 the NYFRB Website from time to time, and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the NYFRB as an overnight bank funding rate.
Participant Register” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.04(c)(ii).
Participants” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.04(c)(i).
PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation referred to and defined in ERISA.
Permitted Encumbrances” means:
(a) Liens imposed by law for Taxes that are not yet due or are being contested in compliance with Section 5.04;
(b) carriers’, warehousemen’s, mechanics’, materialmen’s, repairmen’s and other like Liens imposed by law (other than any Lien imposed pursuant to Section 430(k) of the Code or Section 303(k) of ERISA or a violation of Section 436 of the Code), arising in the ordinary course of business and securing obligations that are not overdue by more than 30 days or are being contested in compliance with Section 5.04;
(c) pledges and deposits made (i) in the ordinary course of business in compliance with workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and other social security laws and (ii) in respect of letters of credit, bank guarantees or similar instruments issued for the account of the Company or any Subsidiary in the ordinary course of business supporting obligations of the type set forth in clause (i) above;




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(d) pledges and deposits made (i) to secure the performance of bids, trade contracts, leases, statutory obligations, surety and appeal bonds, performance bonds and other obligations of a like nature, in each case in the ordinary course of business and (ii) in respect of letters of credit, bank guarantees or similar instruments issued for the account of the Company or any Subsidiary in the ordinary course of business supporting obligations of the type set forth in clause (i) above;
(e) judgment liens in respect of judgments that do not constitute an Event of Default under clause (k) of Article VII;
(f) easements, zoning restrictions, rights-of-way and similar encumbrances on real property imposed by law or arising in the ordinary course of business that do not secure any monetary obligations and do not materially detract from the value of the affected property or materially interfere with the ordinary conduct of business of the Company or any Subsidiary;
(g) banker’s liens, rights of setoff or similar rights and remedies as to deposit accounts or other funds maintained with depository institutions; provided that such deposit accounts or funds are not established or deposited for the purpose of providing collateral for any Indebtedness and are not subject to restrictions on access by the Company or any Subsidiary in excess of those required by applicable banking regulations;
(h) Liens arising by virtue of Uniform Commercial Code financing statement filings (or similar filings under applicable law) regarding operating leases entered into by the Company and the Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business;
(i) Liens representing any interest or title of a licensor, lessor or sublicensor or sublessor, or any interest of a licensee, lessee or sublicensee or sublessee, in each case, in the property subject to any lease, license or sublicense or concession agreement;
(j) Liens that are contractual rights of set-off; and
(k) Liens consisting of (i) non-exclusive licenses of IP Assets in the ordinary course of business, or (ii) other licenses of IP Assets so long as such other licenses do not materially detract from the value of the IP Assets of the Company and the Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, or materially adversely affect the ability of the Company and the Subsidiaries to conduct their business or operations in the ordinary course, taken as a whole; provided that the term “Permitted Encumbrances” shall not include any Lien securing Indebtedness, other than Liens referred to in clauses (c) and (d) above securing letters of credit, bank guarantees or similar instruments.
Person” means any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, association, company, partnership, Governmental Authority or other entity.




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Plan” means any “employee pension benefit plan”, as defined in Section 3(2) of ERISA (other than a Multiemployer Plan), that is subject to the provisions of Title IV of ERISA or Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA, and in respect of which Company or any of its ERISA Affiliates is (or, if such plan were terminated would, under Section 4069 of ERISA, be deemed to be) an “employer” as defined in Section 3(5) of ERISA.
Prime Rate” means the rate of interest last quoted by The Wall Street Journal as the “Prime Rate” in the United States or, if The Wall Street Journal ceases to quote such rate, the highest per annum interest rate published by the Federal Reserve Board in Federal Reserve Statistical Release H.15 (519) (Selected Interest Rates) as the “bank prime loan” rate or, if such rate is no longer quoted therein, any similar release by the Federal Reserve Board (as determined by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion). Each change in the Prime Rate shall be effective from and including the date such change is publicly announced or quoted as being effective.
Private Side Lender Representatives” means, with respect to any Lender, representatives of such Lender that are not Public Side Lender Representatives.
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 Side Lender Representatives” means, with respect to any Lender, representatives of such Lender that do not wish to receive MNPI.
Quotation Day” means (a) with respect to any currency (other than Sterling and Euro) for any Interest Period, two Business Days prior to the first day of such Interest Period, (b) with respect to Sterling for any Interest Period, the first day of such Interest Period and (c) with respect to Euro for any Interest Period, the day two TARGET Days before the first day of such Interest Period, in each case unless market practice differs in the Relevant Interbank Market for any currency, in which case the Quotation Day for such currency shall be determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with market practice in the Relevant Interbank Market (and if quotations would normally be given by leading banks in the Relevant Interbank Market on more than one day, the Quotation Day shall be the last of those days).
Recipient” means the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any Issuing Bank, as applicable.
Register” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.04(b).
Related Parties” means, with respect to any specified Person, such Person’s Affiliates and the directors, officers, partners, trustees, employees, agents and advisors of such Person and of such Person’s Affiliates.




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Release” means any release, spill, emission, leaking, dumping, injection, pouring, deposit, disposal, discharge, dispersal, leaching or migration into or through the environment or within or upon any building, structure, facility or fixture.
Relevant Interbank Market” means (a) with respect to any currency other than Euros, the London interbank market and (b) with respect to Euros, the European interbank market.
Relevant Governmental Body” means the Board of Governors and/or the NYFRB, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the Board of Governors and/or the NYFRB or, in each case, any successor thereto.
Required Lenders” means, at any time, Lenders having Revolving Credit Exposures and unused Commitments representing more than 50% of the sum of the Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure and the unused Aggregate Commitment at such time; provided that, for purposes of declaring the Loans to be due and payable pursuant to Article VII, and for all purposes after the Loans become due and payable pursuant to Article VII or the Commitments expire or terminate, the outstanding Competitive Loans of the Lenders shall be included in their respective Revolving Credit Exposures in determining the Required Lenders. For purposes of this definition, the Swingline Exposure of any Lender that is a Swingline Lender shall be deemed to exclude that portion of its Swingline Exposure that exceeds its Applicable Percentage of the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Swingline Loans, adjusted to give effect to any reallocation under Section 2.20 of the Swingline Exposures of Defaulting Lenders in effect at such time, and the unused Commitment of any such Lender shall be determined without regard to any such excess amount.
Responsible Officer” means the chief executive officer, the chief financial officer, principal accounting officer, controller, general counsel, secretary or treasurer of the Company.
Reuters” means Thomson Reuters Corporation, a corporation incorporated under and governed by the Business Corporations Act (Ontario), Canada, Refinitiv or, in each case, a successor thereto.
Revolving Credit Exposure” means, with respect to any Lender at any time, the sum of (a) the sum of the US Dollar Equivalents of the principal amounts of such Lender’s Revolving Loans outstanding at such time, (b) such Lender’s Swingline Exposure at such time and (c) such Lender’s LC Exposure at such time.
Revolving Loan” means a Loan made by a Lender pursuant to Section 2.01.
S&P” means S&P Global Ratings, a division of S&P Global Inc. Ratings Services, and any successor to its rating agency business.




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Sale/Leaseback Transaction” means an arrangement relating to property owned by the Company or any Subsidiary whereby the Company or such Subsidiary sells or transfers such property to any Person other than the Company or any Subsidiary and the Company or any Subsidiary leases such property, or other property that it intends to use for substantially the same purpose or purposes as the property sold or transferred, from such Person or its Affiliates.
Sanctioned Country” means, at any time, a country, region or territory which is itself subject or target of Sanctions that broadly prohibit dealings with that country, region or territory (as of the date of this Agreement, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria).
Sanctioned Person” means, at any time, (a) any Person listed in any Sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of State, or by the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any European Union member state or Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom, (b) any Person 50% or more owned by any Person or Persons described in the foregoing clause (a) or (c) any Person otherwise a target of Sanctions.
Sanctions” means all economic or financial sanctions or trade embargoes imposed, administer or enforced from time to time by (a) the U.S. government including, those administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury or the U.S. Department of State, and (b) the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any European Union member state or Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom.
Screen Rate” means (a) in respect of the LIBO Rate for any currency for any Interest Period, or in respect of any determination of Alternate Base Rate pursuant to clause (c) of the definition of such term, a rate per annum equal to the London interbank offered rate as administered by the ICE Benchmark Administration (or any other Person that takes over the administration of such rate) for deposits in the applicable currency (for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period) with a term equivalent to the relevant period as displayed on the Reuters screen page that displays such rate (currently LIBOR01 or LIBOR02) (or, in the event such rate does not appear on a page of the Reuters screen, on the appropriate page of such other information service that publishes such rate as shall be selected by the Administrative Agent from time to time in its reasonable discretion), and (b) in respect of the EURIBO Rate for any Interest Period, the rate per annum determined by the European Money Market Institute (or any other Person that takes over the administration of such rate) as the rate at which interbank deposits in Euro are being offered by one prime bank to another within the EMU zone for such Interest Period, as set forth on the Reuters screen page that displays such rate (currently EURIBOR01) (or, in the event such rate does not appear on a page of the Reuters screen, on the appropriate page of such other information service that publishes such rate as shall be selected by the Administrative Agent from time to time in its reasonable discretion); provided that (i) if, as to any currency, no Screen Rate shall be available for a particular Interest Period but Screen Rates shall be available for




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maturities both longer and shorter than such Interest Period, then the Screen Rate for such Interest Period shall be the Interpolated Screen Rate and (ii) if any Screen Rate, determined as provided above, would be less than zero, such Screen Rate shall for all purposes of this Agreement be zero.
SEC” means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
Securities Act” means the United States Securities Act of 1933.
SOFR” means with respect to any day means the secured overnight financing rate published for such day by the NYFRB, as the administrator of the benchmark (or a successor administrator), on the NYFRB Website.
SOFR-Based Rate” means SOFR, Compounded SOFR or Term SOFR.
Specified Time” means (a) with respect to the LIBO Rate, 11:00 a.m., London time, and (b) with respect to the EURIBO Rate, 11:00 a.m., Brussels time.
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 percentages (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 for eurocurrency funding (currently referred to as “Eurocurrency Liabilities” in Regulation D of the Board of Governors). Such reserve percentages shall include those imposed pursuant to such Regulation D. LIBOR 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” or “” means the lawful currency of the United Kingdom.
Subsequent Borrowing” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.09(d).
subsidiary” means, with respect to any Person (the “parent”) at any date, (a) any Person the accounts of which would be consolidated with those of the parent in the parent’s consolidated financial statements if such financial statements were prepared in accordance with GAAP as of such date and (b) any other Person (i) of which Equity Interests representing more than 50% of the equity value or more than 50% of the ordinary voting power or, in the case of a partnership, more than 50% of the general partnership interests are, as of such date, owned, controlled or held, or (ii) that is, as of such date, otherwise Controlled, by the parent or one or more subsidiaries of the parent or by the parent and one or more subsidiaries of the parent.
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Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement” means a Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit G, together with all supplements thereto.
Subsidiary Guarantor” means any Subsidiary that shall have become a party to the Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement as a guarantor thereunder pursuant to Section 9.20, other than any such Subsidiary that shall have ceased to be a party to the Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement in accordance with Section 9.20. As of the Effective Date, there are no Subsidiary Guarantors.
Swingline Exposure” means, at any time, the aggregate principal amount of all Swingline Loans outstanding at such time. The Swingline Exposure of any Lender at any time shall be the sum of (a) its Applicable Percentage of the aggregate principal amount of all Swingline Loans outstanding at such time (excluding, in the case of the Swingline Lender, Swingline Loans made by it that are outstanding at such time to the extent that the other Lenders shall not have funded their participations in such Swingline Loans), adjusted to give effect to any reallocation under Section 2.20 of the Swingline Exposure of Defaulting Lenders in effect at such time, and (b) in the case the Swingline Lender, the aggregate principal amount of all Swingline Loans made by such Lender outstanding at such time to the extent that the other Lenders shall not have funded their participations in such Swingline Loans.
Swingline Lender” means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., in its capacity as lender of Swingline Loans hereunder.
Swingline Loan” means a Loan made pursuant to Section 2.05.
Swiss Francs” means the lawful currency of Switzerland.
TARGET” means the Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross Settlement Express Transfer (TARGET2) payment system which utilizes a single shared platform and which was launched on November 19, 2007.
TARGET Day” means any day on which the TARGET is open for the settlement of payments in Euro.
Taxes” means all present or future taxes, levies, imposts, duties, deductions, withholdings (including backup withholding), assessments, fees or other charges imposed by any Governmental Authority, including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.
Term SOFR” means the forward-looking term rate based on SOFR that has been selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body.
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the case of the Borrowers, the borrowing of Loans hereunder, the use of the proceeds thereof and the issuance of the Letters of Credit hereunder.
Type”, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether the rate of interest on such Loan, or on the Loans comprising such Borrowing, is determined by reference to the Adjusted LIBO Rate, the EURIBO Rate, the Alternate Base Rate or, in the case of a Competitive Loan or a Competitive Borrowing, the LIBO Rate or a Fixed Rate.
Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement” means the Benchmark Replacement excluding the Benchmark Replacement Adjustment; provided that if the Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement as so determined would be less than zero, the Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement will be deemed to be zero for all purposes of this Agreement.
US Dollar Equivalent” means, on any date of determination, (a) with respect to any amount in US Dollars, such amount, and (b) with respect to any amount in any Alternative Currency, the equivalent in US Dollars of such amount, determined by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 1.05 using the Exchange Rate with respect to such Alternative Currency at the time in effect under the provisions of Section 1.05.
US Dollars” or “US$” refers to lawful money of the United States of America.
U.S. Person” means a “United States person” within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.
U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.17(f)(ii)(B)(3).
USA PATRIOT Act” means the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.
wholly-owned”, when used in reference to a subsidiary of any Person, means that all the Equity Interests in such subsidiary (other than directors’ qualifying shares and other nominal amounts of Equity Interests that are required to be held by other Persons under applicable law) are owned, beneficially and of record, by such Person, another wholly-owned subsidiary of such Person or any combination thereof.
Withdrawal Liability” means liability to a Multiemployer Plan as a result of a complete or partial withdrawal from such Multiemployer Plan, as such terms are defined in Part I of Subtitle E of Title IV of ERISA.
Write-Down and Conversion Powers” means, with respect to any EEA Resolution Authority, the write-down and conversion powers of such EEA Resolution Authority from time to time under the Bail-In Legislation for the applicable EEA Member Country, which write-down and conversion powers are described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule.




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Yen” means the lawful currency of Japan.
SECTION 1.02. Classification of Loans and Borrowings. For purposes of this Agreement, Loans may be classified and referred to by Class (e.g., a “Revolving Loan”) or by Type (e.g., a “LIBOR Loan”) or by Class and Type (e.g., a “LIBOR Revolving Loan”). Borrowings also may be classified and referred to by Class (e.g., a “Revolving Borrowing”) or by Type (e.g., a “LIBOR Borrowing”) or by Class and Type (e.g., a “LIBOR Revolving Borrowing”).
SECTION 1.03. Terms Generally. The definitions of terms herein shall apply equally to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined. Whenever the context may require, any pronoun shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms. The words “include”, “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation”. The word “will” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word “shall”. The words “asset” and “property” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect and to refer to any and all real and personal, tangible and intangible assets and properties, including cash, securities, accounts and contract rights. The word “law” shall be construed as referring to all statutes, rules, regulations, codes and other laws (including official rulings and interpretations thereunder having the force of law or with which affected Persons customarily comply), and all judgments, orders, writs and decrees, of all Governmental Authorities. Except as otherwise provided herein and unless the context requires otherwise, (a) any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document (including this Agreement and the other Loan Documents) shall be construed as referring to such agreement, instrument or other document as from time to time amended, supplemented or otherwise modified (subject to any restrictions on such amendments, supplements or modifications set forth herein), (b) any definition of or reference to any statute, rule or regulation shall be construed as referring thereto as from time to time amended, supplemented or otherwise modified (including by succession of comparable successor laws), and all references to any statute shall be construed as referring to all rules, regulations, rulings and official interpretations promulgated or issued thereunder, (c) any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s successors and assigns (subject to any restrictions on assignment set forth herein) and, in the case of any Governmental Authority, any other Governmental Authority that shall have succeeded to any or all functions thereof, (d) the words “herein”, “hereof” and “hereunder”, and words of similar import, shall be construed to refer to this Agreement in its entirety and not to any particular provision hereof and (e) all references herein to Articles, Sections, Exhibits and Schedules shall be construed to refer to Articles and Sections of, and Exhibits and Schedules to, this Agreement.
SECTION 1.04. Accounting Terms; GAAP; Pro Forma Calculations.
(a) Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all terms of an accounting or financial nature used herein shall be construed in accordance with GAAP as in effect from time to time; provided that (i) if the Company, by notice to the Administrative Agent, shall request an amendment to any provision hereof to eliminate the effect of any change occurring after the date hereof in GAAP or in the application thereof on the operation of such provision (or




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if the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders, by notice to the Company, shall request an amendment to any provision hereof for such purpose), regardless of whether any such notice is given before or after such change in GAAP or in the application thereof, then such provision shall be interpreted on the basis of GAAP as in effect and applied immediately before such change shall have become effective until such notice shall have been withdrawn or such provision amended in accordance herewith and (ii) notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, all terms of an accounting or financial nature used herein shall be construed, and all computations of amounts and ratios referred to herein shall be made, without giving effect to (A) any election under Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification 825 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification having a similar result or effect) (and related interpretations) to value any Indebtedness of the Company or any Subsidiary at “fair value”, as defined therein, (B) any treatment of Indebtedness in respect of convertible debt instruments under Accounting Standards Codification 470-20 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification or Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) (and related interpretations) to value any such Indebtedness in a reduced or bifurcated manner as described therein, and (C) any valuation of Indebtedness below its full stated principal amount as a result of application of Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Update No. 2015-03, it being agreed that Indebtedness shall at all times be valued at the full stated principal amount thereof.
(b) All pro forma computations required to be made hereunder giving effect to any Material Acquisition or Material Disposition shall be calculated after giving pro forma effect thereto as if such transaction had occurred on the first day of the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters ending with the most recent fiscal quarter for which financial statements shall have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b) (or, prior to the delivery of any such financial statements, ending with the last fiscal quarter included in the financial statements referred to in Section 3.04), and, to the extent applicable, to the historical earnings and cash flows associated with the assets acquired or disposed of and any related incurrence or reduction of Indebtedness, all in accordance with Article 11 of Regulation S-X under the Securities Act. If any Indebtedness bears a floating rate of interest and is being given pro forma effect, the interest on such Indebtedness shall be calculated as if the rate in effect on the date of determination had been the applicable rate for the entire period (taking into account any Hedging Agreement applicable to such Indebtedness if such Hedging Agreement has a remaining term in excess of 12 months).
SECTION 1.05. Currency Translation. The Administrative Agent shall determine the US Dollar Equivalent of any Borrowing denominated in an Alternative Currency as of the date of commencement of the initial Interest Period therefor and as of the date of the commencement of each subsequent Interest Period therefor, in each case using the Exchange Rate for such currency in relation to US Dollars, and each such amount shall, except as provided in the penultimate sentence of this Section, be the US Dollar Equivalent of such Borrowing until the next required calculation thereof pursuant to this sentence. The Administrative Agent shall determine the US Dollar Equivalent of any Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency as of the date such Letter of Credit is




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issued and as of the first Business Day of each subsequent calendar month, in each case using the Exchange Rate for such currency in relation to US Dollars, and each such amount shall, except as provided in the penultimate sentence of this Section, be the US Dollar Equivalent of such Letter of Credit until the next required calculation thereof pursuant to this sentence. The Administrative Agent may also determine the US Dollar Equivalent of any Borrowing or any Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency as of such other dates as the Administrative Agent shall select in its discretion and each such amount shall be the US Dollar Equivalent of such Borrowing or such Letter of Credit until the next calculation thereof pursuant to this Section. The Administrative Agent shall notify the Company and the Lenders of each determination of the US Dollar Equivalent of each Borrowing and Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency.
SECTION 1.06. Interest Rates; LIBOR or EURIBOR Notification. The interest rate on a Loan denominated in US Dollars or an Alternative Currency may be derived from an interest rate benchmark that is, or may in the future become, the subject of regulatory reform. Regulators have signaled the need to use alternative benchmark reference rates for some of these interest rate benchmarks and, as a result, such interest rate benchmarks may cease to comply with applicable laws and regulations, may be permanently discontinued, and/or the basis on which they are calculated may change. 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. In July 2017, the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority announced that, after the end of 2021, it would no longer persuade or compel contributing banks to make rate submissions to the ICE Benchmark Administration (together with any successor to the ICE Benchmark Administrator, the “IBA”) for purposes of the IBA setting the London interbank offered rate. As a result, it is possible that commencing in 2022, the London interbank offered rate may no longer be available or may no longer be deemed an appropriate reference rate upon which to determine the interest rate on LIBOR Loans. In light of this eventuality, public and private sector industry initiatives are currently underway to identify new or alternative reference rates to be used in place of the London interbank offered rate. Upon the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-In Election, Section 2.14(b) provides a mechanism for determining an alternative rate of interest. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Company, pursuant to Section 2.14(b), of any change to the reference rate upon which the interest rate on LIBOR Loans or EURIBOR Loans is based. However, the Administrative Agent does not warrant or accept any responsibility for, and shall not have any liability with respect to, the administration, submission or any other matter related to the London interbank offered rate or other rates in the definition of “LIBO Rate” or “EURIBO Rate” or with respect to any alternative or successor rate thereto, or replacement rate thereof (including (i) any such alternative, successor or replacement rate implemented pursuant to Section 2.14(b), whether upon the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, and (ii) the implementation of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes pursuant to Section 2.14(b)), including whether the composition or characteristics of any such alternative, successor or replacement reference rate will be similar to, or produce the same value or economic equivalence of, the LIBO Rate or the EURIBO Rate or have the same




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volume or liquidity as did the applicable Screen Rate prior to its discontinuance or unavailability.
SECTION 1.07. Divisions. For all purposes under the Loan Documents, in connection with any division or plan of division under Delaware law (or any comparable event under a different jurisdiction’s laws): (a) if any asset, right, obligation or liability of any Person becomes the asset, right, obligation or liability of a different Person, then it shall be deemed to have been transferred from the original Person to the subsequent Person, and (b) if any new Person comes into existence, such new Person shall be deemed to have been organized and acquired on the first date of its existence by the holders of its Equity Interests at such time.
ARTICLE II

The Credits
SECTION 2.01. Commitments. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Lender agrees to make Revolving Loans denominated in US Dollars or Alternative Currencies to any Borrower from time to time during the Availability Period in an aggregate principal amount that will not result in (a) the sum of the Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure and the Aggregate Competitive Loan Exposure exceeding the Aggregate Commitment, (b) the Aggregate Alternative Currency Exposure exceeding the Alternative Currency Sublimit or (c) the Revolving Credit Exposure of any Lender exceeding its Commitment. Within the foregoing limits and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Borrowers may borrow, prepay and reborrow Revolving Loans.
SECTION 2.02. Loans and Borrowings. (a) Each Revolving Loan shall be made as part of a Borrowing consisting of Revolving Loans of the same Type and currency made by the Lenders ratably in accordance with their respective Commitments to the same Borrower. Each Competitive Loan shall be made in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 2.04. Each Swingline Loan shall be made in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 2.05. The failure of any Lender to make any Loan required to be made by it shall not relieve any other Lender of its obligations hereunder; provided that the Commitments and Competitive Bids of the Lenders are several and no Lender shall be responsible for any other Lender’s failure to make Loans as required.
(b) Subject to Section 2.14, (i) each Revolving Borrowing denominated in US Dollars shall be comprised entirely of ABR Loans or LIBOR Loans, as the applicable Borrower may request in accordance herewith, (ii) each Revolving Borrowing denominated in Euros shall be comprised entirely of EURIBOR Loans, (iii) each Revolving Borrowing denominated in an Alternative Currency other than Euros shall be comprised entirely of LIBOR Loans, (iv) each Competitive Borrowing shall be comprised entirely of LIBOR Competitive Loans, EURIBOR Competitive Loans or Fixed Rate Competitive Loans, as the applicable Borrower may request in accordance herewith, and (v) each Swingline Loan shall be an ABR Loan. Each Lender at its option may make any Loan by causing any domestic or foreign branch or Affiliate of such Lender to make such Loan; provided that




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any exercise of such option shall not affect the obligation of the applicable Borrower to repay such Loan in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
(c) At the commencement of each Interest Period for any LIBOR Revolving Borrowing or EURIBOR Revolving Borrowing, and at the time each ABR Revolving Borrowing is made, such Borrowing shall be in an aggregate amount that is an integral multiple of the Borrowing Multiple and not less than the Borrowing Minimum; provided that (i) any LIBOR Borrowing or EURIBOR Borrowing that results from a continuation of an outstanding Borrowing may be in an aggregate amount that is equal to such outstanding Borrowing and (ii) an ABR Revolving Borrowing may be in an aggregate amount that is equal to the entire unused balance of the Commitments or that is required to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement as contemplated by Section 2.06(f). Each Competitive Loan shall be in an amount as set forth in Section 2.04. Each Swingline Loan shall be in an amount that is an integral multiple of US$100,000 and not less than US$500,000. Borrowings of more than one Type may be outstanding at the same time; provided that there shall not at any time be more than a total of 10 (or such greater number as may be agreed to by the Administrative Agent) LIBOR Revolving Borrowings and EURIBOR Revolving Borrowings outstanding.
(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the Borrowers shall not be entitled to request, or to elect to convert to or continue, any LIBOR Borrowing or EURIBOR Borrowing if the Interest Period requested with respect thereto would end after the Maturity Date.
SECTION 2.03. Requests for Revolving Borrowings. To request a Revolving Borrowing, the applicable Borrower (or the Company on its behalf) shall deliver to the Administrative Agent a completed written Borrowing Request executed by a Financial Officer of the applicable Borrower (or of the Company) (a) in the case of a LIBOR Revolving Borrowing denominated in US Dollars, not later than 11:00 a.m., Local Time, three Business Days before the date of the proposed Borrowing, (b) in the case of a LIBOR Revolving Borrowing denominated in an Alternative Currency or a EURIBOR Revolving Borrowing, not later than 11:00 a.m., Local Time, four Business Days before the date of the proposed Borrowing or (c) in the case of an ABR Borrowing, not later than 11:00 a.m., Local Time, on the day of the proposed Borrowing. Each Borrowing Request shall be irrevocable and shall specify the following information in compliance with Section 2.02:
(i) the Borrower requesting such Borrowing (or on whose behalf the Company is requesting such Borrowing);
(ii) the currency and the principal amount of such Borrowing;
(iii) the date of such Borrowing, which shall be a Business Day;
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(v) in the case of a LIBOR Revolving Borrowing or a EURIBOR Revolving Borrowing, the initial Interest Period to be applicable thereto, which shall be a period contemplated by the definition of the term “Interest Period”;
(vi) the location and number of the account of the applicable Borrower to which funds are to be disbursed or, in the case of any ABR Revolving Borrowing requested to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement as provided in Section 2.06(f), the identity of the Issuing Bank that made such LC Disbursement; and
(vii) in the case of a Borrowing by a Foreign Borrowing Subsidiary, the jurisdiction from which payments of the principal and interest on such Borrowing will be made.
If no currency is specified with respect to any requested LIBOR Revolving Borrowing, then the applicable Borrower shall be deemed to have selected US Dollars. If no election as to the Type of Revolving Borrowing is specified, then the requested Borrowing shall be (A) in the case of a Revolving Borrowing denominated in US Dollars, an ABR Revolving Borrowing, (B) in the case of Revolving Borrowing denominated in an Alternative Currency (other than Euros), a LIBOR Revolving Borrowing and (C) in the case of a Revolving Borrowing denominated in Euros, a EURIBOR Revolving Borrowing. If no Interest Period is specified with respect to any requested LIBOR Revolving Borrowing or EURIBOR Revolving Borrowing, then the applicable Borrower shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month’s duration. Promptly following receipt of a Borrowing Request in accordance with this Section, the Administrative Agent shall advise each Lender of the requested Borrowing of the details thereof and of the amount of such Lender’s Loan to be made as part of the requested Borrowing.
SECTION 2.04. Competitive Bid Procedure. (a) Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, from time to time during the Availability Period the Borrowers may request Competitive Bids and may (but shall not have any obligation to) accept Competitive Bids and borrow Competitive Loans denominated in US Dollars or Alternative Currencies in an aggregate principal amount that will not result in the sum of the Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure and the Aggregate Competitive Loan Exposure exceeding the Aggregate Commitment.
(b) To request Competitive Bids, the applicable Borrower (or the Company on its behalf) shall deliver to the Administrative Agent a completed written Competitive Bid Request executed by a Financial Officer of the applicable Borrower (or of the Company) (i) in the case of a LIBOR Competitive Borrowing or a EURIBOR Competitive Borrowing, not later than 10:00 a.m., Local Time, (A) four Business Days before the date of the proposed Borrowing in the case of Borrowings denominated in US Dollars and (B) five Business Days before the date of the proposed Borrowing in the case of Borrowings denominated in an Alternative Currency and (ii) in the case of a Fixed Rate Competitive Borrowing, not later than 10:00 a.m., Local Time, (A) two Business Days before the date of the proposed Borrowing in the case of Borrowings denominated in US Dollars and (B) three Business




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Days before the date of the proposed Borrowing in the case of Borrowings denominated in an Alternative Currency. No ABR Loan shall be requested in, or made pursuant to, a Competitive Bid Request. Each Competitive Bid Request shall refer to this Agreement and shall specify (1) the Borrower requesting such Competitive Bids (or on whose behalf the Company is requesting Competitive Bids), (2) whether the Borrowing then being requested is to be a LIBOR Competitive Borrowing, a EURIBOR Competitive Borrowing (in the case of Competitive Borrowing denominated in Euro) or a Fixed Rate Competitive Borrowing, (3) the currency (which shall be US Dollars or an Alternative Currency) and the principal amount of such Borrowing (which shall be an integral multiple of the Borrowing Multiple with a US Dollar Equivalent on the date of the applicable Competitive Bid Request of at least US$25,000,000), (4) the date of such Borrowing, which shall be a Business Day, (5) the Interest Period with respect thereto (which may not end after the Maturity Date), (6) the location and number of the account of the applicable Borrower to which funds are to be disbursed and (7) in the case of a Borrowing by a Foreign Borrowing Subsidiary, the jurisdiction from which payments of the principal and interest on such Borrowing will be made. Promptly after its receipt of a Competitive Bid Request in accordance with this Section, the Administrative Agent shall deliver to the Lenders a Notice of Competitive Bid Request inviting the Lenders to bid, on the terms and conditions of this Agreement, to make Competitive Loans.
(c) Each Lender may, in its sole discretion, make one or more Competitive Bids responsive to any Competitive Bid Request. Each Competitive Bid by a Lender must be in the form of Exhibit D-3 and must be received by the Administrative Agent by email (i) in the case of a LIBOR Competitive Borrowing or a EURIBOR Competitive Borrowing, not later than 9:30 a.m., Local Time, (A) three Business Days before the date of the proposed Borrowing in the case of Borrowings denominated in US Dollars and (B) four Business Days before the date of the proposed Borrowing in the case of Borrowings denominated in an Alternative Currency and (ii) in the case of a Fixed Rate Competitive Borrowing, not later than 9:30 a.m., Local Time, (A) one Business Day before the date of the proposed Borrowing in the case of Borrowings denominated in US Dollars and (B) two Business Days before the date of the proposed Borrowing in the case of Borrowings denominated in an Alternative Currency. A Lender may submit multiple bids to the Administrative Agent. Competitive Bids that do not conform substantially to the format of Exhibit D-3 may be rejected by the Administrative Agent, and the Administrative Agent shall notify the Lender making such nonconforming bid of such rejection as soon as practicable. Each Competitive Bid shall refer to this Agreement and shall specify (I) the principal amount (which shall be in a minimum amount equal to the Borrowing Minimum and an integral multiple of the Borrowing Multiple and which may equal the entire principal amount of the Competitive Borrowing requested) of the Competitive Loan or Loans that the Lender is willing to make, (II) the Competitive Bid Rate or Rates at which the Lender is prepared to make such Competitive Loan or Loans and (III) the Interest Period applicable to each such Loan and the last day thereof. Subject to Section 2.14, a Competitive Bid submitted by a Lender shall be irrevocable.




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(d) The Administrative Agent shall as promptly as practicable notify the applicable Borrower (or, if the Competitive Bid Request was submitted by the Company on behalf of such Borrower, the Company) in writing of the Competitive Bid Rate and the principal amount specified in each Competitive Bid and the identity of the Lender that made such Competitive Bid.
(e) The applicable Borrower (or the Company on its behalf) may in its discretion, subject only to the provisions of this paragraph, accept or reject any Competitive Bid. The applicable Borrower (or the Company on its behalf) shall notify the Administrative Agent by telephone, confirmed promptly by email of a completed Competitive Bid Accept/Reject Letter executed by a Financial Officer of the applicable Borrower (or of the Company), whether and to what extent it has decided to accept or reject any or all of the Competitive Bids notified to it not more than one hour after it shall have been so notified; provided that (i) the failure by the applicable Borrower (or the Company on its behalf) to give such notice shall be deemed to be a rejection of any such Competitive Bid, (ii) no Borrower (or the Company on its behalf) shall accept a Competitive Bid made at a particular Competitive Bid Rate if it has decided to reject a Competitive Bid made at a lower Competitive Bid Rate, (iii) the aggregate amount of the Competitive Bids accepted by or on behalf of a Borrower shall not exceed the principal amount specified in the applicable Competitive Bid Request, (iv) to the extent necessary to comply with clause (iii) above, the applicable Borrower (or the Company on its behalf) may accept Competitive Bids at the same Competitive Bid Rate in part, which acceptance, in the case of multiple Competitive Bids at such Competitive Bid Rate, shall be made pro rata in accordance with the amount of each such Competitive Bid; provided further that in calculating the pro rata allocation of acceptances of portions of multiple Competitive Bids at a particular Competitive Bid Rate pursuant to this clause, the amounts shall be rounded to integral multiples of the Borrowing Multiple in a manner determined by the applicable Borrower. A notice given by or on behalf of any Borrower pursuant to this paragraph shall be irrevocable.
(f) The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each bidding Lender whether or not its Competitive Bid has been accepted (and if so, in what amount and at what Competitive Bid Rate), and each successful bidder will thereupon become bound, subject to the other applicable conditions hereof, to make the Competitive Loan in respect of which its Competitive Bid has been accepted.
(g) If the Person serving as the Administrative Agent shall elect to submit a Competitive Bid in its capacity as a Lender, it shall submit such Competitive Bid directly to the applicable Borrower (or to the Company, on its behalf) one quarter of an hour earlier than the latest time at which the other Lenders are required to submit their Competitive Bids to the Administrative Agent pursuant to paragraph (b) of this Section.
SECTION 2.05. Swingline Loans. (a) Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Swingline Lender agrees to make Swingline Loans denominated in US Dollars to the Borrowers from time to time during the Availability Period in an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding that will not result in (i) the aggregate principal




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amount of the outstanding Swingline Loans exceeding US$50,000,000, (ii) the sum of the Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure and the Aggregate Competitive Loan Exposure exceeding the Aggregate Commitment, (iii) the Revolving Credit Exposure of any Lender exceeding its Commitment or (iv) in the event the Maturity Date shall have been extended as provided in Section 2.22, the sum of the Swingline Exposure attributable to the Swingline Loans maturing after any Existing Maturity Date and the LC Exposure attributable to Letters of Credit expiring after such Existing Maturity Date exceeding the sum of the Commitments that shall have been extended to a date after the latest maturity date of such Swingline Loans and the latest expiration date of such Letters of Credit; provided that the Swingline Lender shall not be required to make a Swingline Loan to refinance an outstanding Swingline Loan. Within the foregoing limits and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Borrowers may borrow, prepay and reborrow Swingline Loans.
(b) To request a Swingline Loan, the applicable Borrower (or the Company on its behalf) shall deliver to the Administrative Agent a completed Borrowing Request executed by a Financial Officer of the applicable Borrower (or of the Company) not later than 12:00 noon, New York City time, on the day of the proposed Swingline Loan. Each such Borrowing Request shall be irrevocable and shall specify the requested date (which shall be a Business Day) and the amount of the requested Swingline Loan and the location and number of the account of the applicable Borrower to which funds are to be disbursed or, in the case of any Swingline Loan requested to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement as provided in Section 2.06(f), the identity of the Issuing Bank that has made such LC Disbursement. Promptly following the receipt of a Borrowing Request in accordance with this Section, the Administrative Agent shall advise the Swingline Lender of the details thereof. The Swingline Lender shall make each Swingline Loan available to the applicable Borrower by means of a wire transfer to the account specified in such Borrowing Request or to the applicable Issuing Bank, as the case may be, by 3:00 p.m., New York City time, on the requested date of such Swingline Loan.
(c) The Swingline Lender may by written notice given to the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 noon, New York City time, on any Business Day require the Lenders to acquire participations on such Business Day in all or a portion of the Swingline Loans outstanding. Such notice shall specify the aggregate amount of the Swingline Loans in which the Lenders will be required to participate. Promptly upon receipt of such notice, the Administrative Agent will give notice thereof to each Lender, specifying in such notice such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of such Swingline Loan or Loans. Each Lender hereby absolutely and unconditionally agrees to pay, promptly upon receipt of notice as provided above (and in any event, if such notice is received by 12:00 noon, New York City time, on a Business Day, no later than 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on such Business Day and if received after 12:00 noon, New York City time, on a Business Day, no later than 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on the immediately succeeding Business Day), to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Swingline Lender, such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of such Swingline Loan or Loans. Each Lender acknowledges and agrees that, in making any Swingline Loan, the Swingline Lender shall be entitled to rely, and shall not incur any liability for relying, upon the representation and warranty of the Borrowers deemed made




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pursuant to Section 4.02, unless, at least one Business Day prior to the time such Swingline Loan was made, the Required Lenders shall have notified the Swingline Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) in writing that, as a result of one or more events or circumstances described in such notice, one or more of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.02(a) or 4.02(b) would not be satisfied if such Swingline Loan were then made (it being understood and agreed that, in the event the Swingline Lender shall have received any such notice, it shall have no obligation to make any Swingline Loan until and unless it shall be satisfied that the events and circumstances described in such notice shall have been cured or otherwise shall have ceased to exist). Each Lender further acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to acquire participations in Swingline Loans pursuant to this paragraph is absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including the occurrence and continuance of a Default or any reduction or termination of the Commitments, and that each such payment shall be made without any offset, abatement, withholding or reduction whatsoever. Each Lender shall comply with its obligation under this paragraph by wire transfer of immediately available funds, in the same manner as provided in Section 2.07 with respect to Loans made by such Lender (and Section 2.07 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the payment obligations of the Lenders pursuant to this paragraph), and the Administrative Agent shall promptly remit to the Swingline Lender the amounts so received by it from the Lenders. The Administrative Agent shall notify the applicable Borrower of any participations in any Swingline Loan acquired pursuant to this paragraph, and thereafter payments in respect of such Swingline Loan shall be made to the Administrative Agent and not to the Swingline Lender. Any amounts received by the Swingline Lender from a Borrower (or other Person on behalf of such Borrower) in respect of a Swingline Loan after receipt by the Swingline Lender of the proceeds of a sale of participations therein shall be promptly remitted to the Administrative Agent; any such amounts received by the Administrative Agent shall be promptly remitted by the Administrative Agent to the Lenders that shall have made their payments pursuant to this paragraph and to the Swingline Lender, as their interests may appear; provided that any such payment so remitted shall be repaid to the Swingline Lender or to the Administrative Agent, as applicable, if and to the extent such payment is required to be refunded to a Borrower for any reason. The purchase of participations in a Swingline Loan pursuant to this paragraph shall not constitute a Loan and shall not relieve any Borrower of its obligation to repay such Swingline Loan.
SECTION 2.06. Letters of Credit. (a) General. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, any Borrower may request any Issuing Bank to issue Letters of Credit (or to amend or extend outstanding Letters of Credit) denominated in US Dollars or in any Alternative Currency approved for such purpose by the applicable Issuing Bank, for its own account or, so long as such Borrower is a joint and several co-applicant with respect thereto, for the account of any of its subsidiaries, in a form reasonably acceptable to the applicable Issuing Bank, at any time and from time to time during the Availability Period. Notwithstanding anything contained in any letter of credit application furnished to any Issuing Bank in connection with the issuance, amendment or extension of any Letter of Credit, in the event of any inconsistency between the terms and conditions of such letter of credit application and the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the terms and conditions




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of this Agreement shall control. Each Existing Letter of Credit shall be deemed, for all purposes of this Agreement (including paragraphs (d) and (f) of this Section), to be a Letter of Credit issued hereunder for the account of the applicable Borrower. This Section shall not be construed to impose an obligation upon any Issuing Bank to issue, amend or extend any Letter of Credit if (i) any order, judgment or decree of any Governmental Authority shall by its terms purport to enjoin or restrain such Issuing Bank from issuing, amending or extending such Letter of Credit, or any law applicable to such Issuing Bank or any request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over such Issuing Bank shall prohibit, or request that such Issuing Bank refrain from, the issuance of letters of credit generally or such Letter of Credit in particular or shall impose upon such Issuing Bank with respect to such Letter of Credit any restriction, reserve or capital requirement (for which such Issuing Bank is not otherwise compensated hereunder) not in effect on the Effective Date, or shall impose upon such Issuing Bank any unreimbursed loss, cost or expense which was not applicable on the Effective Date and which such Issuing Bank in good faith deems material to it or (ii) the issuance of such Letter of Credit would violate one or more policies of general applicability of such Issuing Bank.
(b) Notice of Issuance, Amendment, Extension; Certain Conditions. To request the issuance of a Letter of Credit or the amendment or extension of an outstanding Letter of Credit (other than an automatic extension permitted pursuant to paragraph (c) of this Section), the applicable Borrower shall deliver to the applicable Issuing Bank and the Administrative Agent, reasonably in advance of the requested date of issuance, amendment or extension, a notice requesting the issuance of a Letter of Credit, or identifying the Letter of Credit to be amended or extended, and specifying the requested date of issuance, amendment or extension (which shall be a Business Day), the date on which such Letter of Credit is to expire (which shall comply with paragraph (c) of this Section), the amount of such Letter of Credit, the currency of such Letter of Credit (which shall comply with paragraph (a) of this Section), the name and address of the beneficiary thereof and such other information as shall be necessary to enable the applicable Issuing Bank to prepare, amend or extend such Letter of Credit. If requested by the applicable Issuing Bank, the applicable Borrower also shall submit a letter of credit application on such Issuing Bank’s standard form in connection with any such request. A Letter of Credit shall be issued, amended or extended only if (and upon each issuance, amendment or extension of any Letter of Credit the applicable Borrower shall be deemed to represent and warrant that), after giving effect to such issuance, amendment or extension, (i) the LC Exposure will not exceed US$35,000,000, (ii) the sum of the Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure and the Aggregate Competitive Loan Exposure will not exceed the Aggregate Commitment, (iii) the Aggregate Alternative Currency Exposure will not exceed the Alternative Currency Sublimit, (iv) the Revolving Credit Exposure of each Lender will not exceed its Commitment, (v) the portion of the LC Exposure attributable to Letters of Credit issued by any Issuing Bank shall not exceed the LC Commitment of such Issuing Bank or (vi) in the event the Maturity Date shall have been extended as provided in Section 2.22, the sum of the Swingline Exposure attributable to the Swingline Loans maturing after any Existing Maturity Date and the LC Exposure attributable to Letters of Credit expiring after such Existing Maturity Date will not exceed the sum of the Commitments that shall have been




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(c) Expiration Date. Each Letter of Credit shall by its terms expire at or prior to the close of business on the earlier of (i) the date one year after the date of the issuance of such Letter of Credit (or, in the case of any extension thereof, one year after such extension) and (ii) the date that is five Business Days prior to the Maturity Date; provided that any Letter of Credit may contain customary automatic extension provisions agreed upon by the applicable Borrower and the applicable Issuing Bank pursuant to which the expiration date of such Letter of Credit shall automatically be extended for a period of up to 12 months (but not to a date later than the date set forth in clause (ii) above), subject to a right on the part of such Issuing Bank to prevent any such extension from occurring by giving notice to the beneficiary in advance of any such extension.
(d) Participations. By the issuance of a Letter of Credit (or an amendment to a Letter of Credit increasing the amount thereof) and without any further action on the part of the applicable Issuing Bank or any Lender, the Issuing Bank that is the issuer thereof hereby grants to each Lender, and each Lender hereby acquires from such Issuing Bank, a participation in such Letter of Credit equal to such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the aggregate amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit. In consideration and in furtherance of the foregoing, each Lender hereby absolutely and unconditionally agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of such Issuing Bank, such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of each LC Disbursement made by such Issuing Bank under such Letter of Credit and not reimbursed by the applicable Borrower on the date due as provided in paragraph (f) of this Section, or of any reimbursement payment required to be refunded to the applicable Borrower for any reason, including after the Maturity Date, each such payment to be made in the currency of such LC Disbursement. Each Lender acknowledges and agrees that (i) its obligation to acquire participations pursuant to this paragraph in respect of Letters of Credit is absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including any amendment or extension of any Letter of Credit or the occurrence and continuance of a Default, any reduction or termination of the Commitments, or any force majeure or other event that under any rule of law or uniform practices to which any Letter of Credit is subject (including Section 3.14 of the ISP or any successor publication of the International Chamber of Commerce) permits a drawing to be made under such Letter of Credit after the expiration thereof or of the Commitments and (ii) each such payment shall be made without any offset, abatement, withholding or reduction whatsoever. Each Lender further acknowledges and agrees that, in issuing, amending or extending any Letter of Credit, the applicable Issuing Bank shall be entitled to rely, and shall not incur any liability for relying, upon the representation and warranty of the Borrowers deemed made pursuant to Section 4.02, unless, at least one Business Day prior to the time such Letter of Credit is issued, amended or extended (or, in the case of an automatic extension permitted pursuant to paragraph (c) of this Section, at least one Business Day prior to the time by which the election not to extend must be made by the applicable Issuing Bank), the Required Lenders shall have notified the applicable Issuing Bank (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) in writing that, as a result of one or more events or circumstances




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described in such notice, one or more of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.02(a) or 4.02(b) would not be satisfied if such Letter of Credit were then issued, amended or extended (it being understood and agreed that, in the event any Issuing Bank shall have received any such notice, no Issuing Bank shall have any obligation to issue, amend or extend any Letter of Credit until and unless it shall be satisfied that the events and circumstances described in such notice shall have been cured or otherwise shall have ceased to exist).
(e) Disbursements. Each Issuing Bank shall, within the time allowed by applicable law or the specific terms of the Letter of Credit following its receipt thereof, examine all documents purporting to represent a demand for payment under a Letter of Credit issued by it and shall promptly after such examination notify the Administrative Agent and the applicable Borrower by telephone, fax or email (and, in the case of telephonic notice, confirmed by fax or email) of such demand for payment and whether such Issuing Bank has made or will make an LC Disbursement thereunder; provided that any failure to give or delay in giving such notice shall not relieve any Borrower of its obligation to reimburse such LC Disbursement.
(f) Reimbursements. If an Issuing Bank shall make an LC Disbursement in respect of a Letter of Credit, the applicable Borrower shall reimburse such LC Disbursement by paying to the Administrative Agent an amount equal to such LC Disbursement, in the currency of such LC Disbursement, not later than 2:00 p.m., Local Time, on (i) the Business Day that such Borrower receives notice of such LC Disbursement, if such notice is received prior to 10:00 a.m., Local Time, on the day of receipt or (ii) the Business Day immediately following the day that such Borrower receives such notice, if such notice is not received prior to such time on the day of receipt; provided that, in the case of an LC Disbursement in US Dollars, if the amount of such LC Disbursement is US$1,000,000 or more, the applicable Borrower may, subject to the conditions to borrowing set forth herein, request in accordance with Section 2.03 or 2.05 that such payment be financed with an ABR Revolving Borrowing or a Swingline Loan and, to the extent so financed, such Borrower’s obligation to make such payment shall be discharged and replaced by the resulting ABR Revolving Borrowing or Swingline Loan. If such Borrower fails to reimburse any LC Disbursement by the time specified above, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Lender of such failure, the amount and currency of the payment then due from such Borrower in respect of the applicable LC Disbursement and such Lender’s Applicable Percentage thereof. Promptly following receipt of such notice, each Lender shall pay to the Administrative Agent its Applicable Percentage of the amount then due from such Borrower in the currency of such LC Disbursement, in the same manner as provided in Section 2.07 with respect to Loans made by such Lender (and Section 2.07 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the payment obligations of the Lenders pursuant to this paragraph), and the Administrative Agent shall promptly remit to the applicable Issuing Bank the amounts so received by it from the Lenders. Promptly following receipt by the Administrative Agent of any payment from the applicable Borrower pursuant to this paragraph, the Administrative Agent shall distribute such payment to the applicable Issuing Bank or, to the extent that Lenders have made payments pursuant to this paragraph to reimburse such Issuing Bank, then to such Lenders and such Issuing




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Bank as their interests may appear. Any payment made by a Lender pursuant to this paragraph to reimburse an Issuing Bank for an LC Disbursement (other than the funding of an ABR Revolving Borrowing or a Swingline Loan as contemplated above) shall not constitute a Loan and shall not relieve any Borrower of its obligation to reimburse such LC Disbursement.
(g) Obligations Absolute. Each Borrower’s obligation to reimburse LC Disbursements as provided in paragraph (f) of this Section is absolute, unconditional and irrevocable and shall be performed strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement under any and all circumstances whatsoever and irrespective of (i) any lack of validity or enforceability of any Letter of Credit or this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or any term or provision thereof or hereof, (ii) any draft or other document presented under a Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent or invalid in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect, (iii) payment by an Issuing Bank under a Letter of Credit against presentation of a draft or other document that does not comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit, (iv) any force majeure or other event that under any rule of law or uniform practices to which any Letter of Credit is subject (including Section 3.14 of the ISP or any successor publication of the International Chamber of Commerce) permits a drawing to be made under such Letter of Credit after the stated expiration date thereof or of the Commitments or (v) any other event or circumstance whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing, that might, but for the provisions of this paragraph, constitute a legal or equitable discharge of, or provide a right of setoff against, the applicable Borrower’s obligations hereunder. None of the Administrative Agent, the Lenders, the Issuing Banks or any of their Related Parties shall have any liability or responsibility by reason of or in connection with the issuance or transfer of any Letter of Credit, any payment or failure to make any payment thereunder (irrespective of any of the circumstances referred to in the preceding sentence), any error, omission, interruption, loss or delay in transmission or delivery of any draft, notice or other communication under or relating to any Letter of Credit (including any document required to make a drawing thereunder), any error in interpretation of technical terms, any error in translation or any other act, failure to act or other event or circumstance; provided that the foregoing shall not be construed to excuse any Issuing Bank from liability to the Borrowers to the extent of any direct damages (as opposed to special, indirect, consequential or punitive damages, claims in respect of which are hereby waived by the Borrowers to the extent permitted by applicable law) suffered by the Borrowers that are caused by such Issuing Bank’s failure to exercise care when determining whether drafts and other documents presented under a Letter of Credit comply with the terms thereof. The parties hereto expressly agree that, in the absence of gross negligence, bad faith or wilful misconduct on the part of an Issuing Bank (with such absence to be presumed unless otherwise determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final and nonappealable judgment), such Issuing Bank shall be deemed to have exercised care in each such determination. In furtherance of the foregoing and without limiting the generality thereof, the parties agree that, with respect to documents presented that appear on their face to be in substantial compliance with the terms of a Letter of Credit, an Issuing Bank may, in its sole discretion, either accept and make payment upon such documents without responsibility for further investigation 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.




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(h) Interim Interest. If an Issuing Bank shall make any LC Disbursement, then, unless the applicable Borrower shall reimburse such LC Disbursement in full on the date such LC Disbursement is made, the unpaid amount thereof shall bear interest, for each day from and including the date such LC Disbursement is made to but excluding the date that such Borrower reimburses such LC Disbursement in full, at (i) in the case of any LC Disbursement denominated in US Dollars, the rate per annum then applicable to ABR Revolving Loans and (ii) in the case of an LC Disbursement denominated in any Alternative Currency, a rate per annum equal to the applicable Alternative Currency Overnight Rate plus the Applicable Rate used to determine interest applicable to LIBOR Revolving Loans or EURIBOR Revolving Loans; provided that if such Borrower fails to reimburse such LC Disbursement when due pursuant to paragraph (f) of this Section, Section 2.13(e) shall apply. Interest accrued pursuant to this paragraph shall be paid to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the applicable Issuing Bank, except that interest accrued on and after the date of payment by any Lender pursuant to paragraph (f) of this Section to reimburse such Issuing Bank shall be for the account of such Lender to the extent of such payment, and shall be payable on demand or, if no demand has been made, on the date on which the applicable Borrower reimburses the applicable LC Disbursement in full.
(i) Cash Collateralization. If any Event of Default shall occur and be continuing, on the Business Day that the Company receives notice from the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders demanding the deposit of cash collateral pursuant to this paragraph, the Borrowers shall deposit in an account with the Administrative Agent, in the name of the Administrative Agent and for the benefit of the Issuing Banks and the Lenders, an amount in cash and in the currency of each applicable Letter of Credit equal to the LC Exposure as of such date plus any accrued and unpaid interest thereon; provided that the obligation to deposit such cash collateral shall become effective immediately, and such deposit shall become immediately due and payable, without demand or other notice of any kind, upon the occurrence of any Event of Default with respect to any Borrower described in clause (h) or (i) of Article VII. The Borrowers also shall deposit cash collateral in accordance with this paragraph as and to the extent required by Section 2.11(b) or 2.20. Each such deposit shall be held by the Administrative Agent as collateral for the payment and performance of the obligations of the Borrowers under this Agreement. The Administrative Agent shall have exclusive dominion and control, including the exclusive right of withdrawal, over such account. Other than any interest earned on the investment of such deposits, which investments shall be made at the option and sole discretion of the Administrative Agent and at the Borrowers’ risk and expense, such deposits shall not bear interest. Interest or profits, if any, on such investments shall accumulate in such account. Moneys in such account shall be applied by the Administrative Agent to reimburse the Issuing Banks for LC Disbursements for which they have not been reimbursed, together with related fees, costs and customary processing charges, and, to the extent not so applied, shall be held for the satisfaction of the reimbursement obligations of the Borrowers for the LC Exposure at such time or, if the maturity of the Loans has been accelerated (but subject to, in the case of any such application at a time when any Lender is a Defaulting Lender (but only if, after giving effect thereto, the remaining cash collateral shall be less than the aggregate LC Exposure of all the Defaulting Lenders), the consent of each Issuing Bank),




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be applied to satisfy other obligations of the Borrowers under this Agreement. If the Borrowers are required to provide an amount of cash collateral hereunder as a result of the occurrence of an Event of Default, such amount (to the extent not applied as aforesaid) shall be returned to the Borrowers within three Business Days after all Defaults have been cured or waived. If the Borrowers are required to provide an amount of cash collateral hereunder pursuant to Section 2.11(b), such amount (to the extent not applied as aforesaid) shall be returned to the Borrowers to the extent that the applicable excess referred to in such Section shall have been eliminated and no Default shall have occurred and be continuing. If the Borrowers are required to provide an amount of cash collateral hereunder pursuant to Section 2.20, such amount (to the extent not applied as aforesaid) shall be returned to the Borrowers as promptly as practicable to the extent that, after giving effect to such return, no Issuing Bank shall have any exposure in respect of any outstanding Letter of Credit that is not fully covered by the Commitments of the Non-Defaulting Lenders and/or the remaining cash collateral and no Default shall have occurred and be continuing.
(j) Designation of Additional Issuing Banks. The Company may, at any time and from time to time, with the consent of the Administrative Agent (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld), designate as additional Issuing Banks one or more Lenders that agree to serve in such capacity as provided below. The acceptance by a Lender of an appointment as an Issuing Bank hereunder shall be evidenced by an agreement, which shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, executed by the Company, the Administrative Agent and such designated Lender and, from and after the effective date of such agreement, (i) such Lender shall have all the rights and obligations of an Issuing Bank under this Agreement and (ii) references herein and in the other Loan Documents to the term “Issuing Bank” shall be deemed to include such Lender in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder.
(k) Termination of an Issuing Bank. The Company may terminate the appointment of any Issuing Bank as an “Issuing Bank” hereunder by providing a written notice thereof to such Issuing Bank, with a copy to the Administrative Agent. Any such termination shall become effective upon the earlier of (i) such Issuing Bank acknowledging receipt of such notice and (ii) the 10th Business Day following the date of the delivery thereof; provided that no such termination shall become effective until and unless the LC Exposure attributable to Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank (or its Affiliates) shall have been reduced to zero. At the time any such termination shall become effective, the Borrowers shall pay all unpaid fees accrued for the account of the terminated Issuing Bank pursuant to Section 2.12(b). Notwithstanding the effectiveness of any such termination, the terminated Issuing Bank shall remain a party hereto and shall continue to have all the rights of an Issuing Bank under this Agreement with respect to Letters of Credit issued by it prior to such termination, but shall not issue any additional Letters of Credit or be required to amend or extend any existing Letter of Credit.
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(i) periodic activity (for such period or recurrent periods as shall be requested by the Administrative Agent) in respect of Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank, including all issuances, extensions and amendments, all expirations and cancellations and all disbursements and reimbursements and (ii) such other information as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request as to the Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank.
(m) LC Exposure Determination. For all purposes of this Agreement, (i) the amount of a Letter of Credit that, by its terms or the terms of any document related thereto, provides for one or more automatic increases in the stated amount thereof shall be deemed to be the maximum stated amount of such Letter of Credit after giving effect to all such increases (other than any such increase consisting of the reinstatement of an amount previously drawn thereunder and reimbursed), whether or not such maximum stated amount is in effect at the time of determination and (ii) if on any date of determination a Letter of Credit has expired by its terms but any amount may still be drawn thereunder by reason of the operation of Article 29(a) of the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits, International Chamber of Commerce Publication No. 600 (or such later version thereof as may be in effect at the applicable time) or Rule 3.13 or Rule 3.14 of the ISP or similar terms of the Letter of Credit itself, or if compliant documents have been presented but not yet honored, such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be “outstanding” and “undrawn” in the amount so remaining available to be paid, and the obligations of the applicable Borrower and each Lender hereunder shall remain in full force and effect until the Issuing Banks and the Lenders shall have no further obligations to make any payments or disbursements under any circumstances with respect to any Letter of Credit.
(n) Letters of Credit Issued for Account of Subsidiaries.  Notwithstanding that a Letter of Credit issued or outstanding hereunder supports any obligations of, or is for the account of, a Subsidiary (other than a Borrowing Subsidiary), or states that a Subsidiary (other than a Borrowing Subsidiary) is the “account party”, “applicant”, “customer”, “instructing party”, or the like of or for such Letter of Credit, and without derogating from any rights of the applicable Issuing Bank (whether arising by contract, at law, in equity or otherwise) against such Subsidiary in respect of such Letter of Credit, the Company (i) shall reimburse, indemnify and compensate the applicable Issuing Bank hereunder for such Letter of Credit (including to reimburse any and all drawings thereunder, the payment of interest thereon and the payment of fees due under Section 2.12(b)) as if such Letter of Credit had been issued solely for the account of the Company and (ii) irrevocably waives any and all defenses that might otherwise be available to it as a guarantor or surety of any or all of the obligations of such Subsidiary in respect of such Letter of Credit. Each Borrower hereby acknowledges that the issuance of Letters of Credit for its Subsidiaries inures to the benefit of such Borrower, and that such Borrower’s business derives substantial benefits from the businesses of such Subsidiaries.
SECTION 2.07. Funding of Borrowings. (a) Each Lender shall make each Loan to be made by it hereunder on the proposed date thereof by wire transfer of immediately available funds in the applicable currency by 1:30 p.m., Local Time, to the account of the Administrative Agent most recently designated by it for such purpose by notice to the




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Lenders; provided that Swingline Loans shall be made as provided in Section 2.05. The Administrative Agent will make such Loans available to the applicable Borrower by promptly crediting the amounts so received, in like funds, to the account designated in the applicable Borrowing Request or Competitive Bid Request; provided that ABR Revolving Loans made to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement as provided in Section 2.06(f) shall be remitted by the Administrative Agent to the applicable Issuing Bank specified in the applicable Borrowing Request.
(b) Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the proposed date of any Borrowing that such Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent such Lender’s share of such Borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such share available on such date in accordance with paragraph (a) of this Section and may, in reliance on such assumption, make available to the applicable Borrower a corresponding amount. In such event, if a Lender has not in fact made its share of the applicable Borrowing available to the Administrative Agent, then the applicable Lender and such Borrower severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to such Borrower to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at (i) in the case of such Lender, (A) if denominated in US Dollars, the greater of (x) the NYFRB Rate and (y) a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation and (B) if denominated in any other currency, the greater of (x) the interest rate reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent to reflect its cost of funds for the amount advanced by such Administrative Agent on behalf of such Lender (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error, it being understood that the Administrative Agent may, in its sole discretion, for such purpose deem its cost of funds to be equal to the Alternative Currency Overnight Rate) and (y) a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation or (ii) in the case of such Borrower, the interest rate applicable to the subject Loan pursuant to Section 2.13. If such Borrower and such Lender shall pay such interest to the Administrative Agent for the same or an overlapping period, the Administrative Agent shall promptly remit to such Borrower the amount of such interest paid by such Borrower for such period. If such Lender pays such amount to the Administrative Agent, then such amount shall constitute such Lender’s Loan included in such Borrowing. Any such payment by any Borrower shall be without prejudice to any claim such Borrower may have against a Lender that shall have failed to make such payment to the Administrative Agent.
SECTION 2.08. Interest Elections. (a) Each Revolving Borrowing initially shall be of the Type and, in the case of a LIBOR Borrowing or a EURIBOR Borrowing, shall have an initial Interest Period as specified in the applicable Borrowing Request or as otherwise provided in Section 2.03. Thereafter, the applicable Borrower may elect to convert such Revolving Borrowing (if denominated in US Dollars) to a Revolving Borrowing of a different Type or to continue such Revolving Borrowing and, in the case of a LIBOR Revolving Borrowing or a EURIBOR Revolving Borrowing, may elect Interest Periods therefor, all as provided in this Section. A Borrower may elect different options with respect




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to different portions of an affected Revolving Borrowing, in which case each such portion shall be allocated ratably among the Lenders holding the Loans comprising such Revolving Borrowing and the Loans resulting from an election made with respect to any such portion shall be considered a separate Revolving Borrowing. This Section shall not apply to Swingline Borrowings or Competitive Borrowings, which may not be converted or continued. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, no Borrower shall be permitted to change the currency of any Revolving Borrowing or elect an Interest Period for a LIBOR Revolving Borrowing or a EURIBOR Revolving Borrowing that does not comply with Section 2.02(d).
(b) To make an election pursuant to this Section, the applicable Borrower (or the Company on its behalf) shall notify the Administrative Agent of such election by the time that a Borrowing Request would be required under Section 2.03 if such Borrower were requesting a Revolving Borrowing of the Type and in the currency resulting from such election to be made on the effective date of such election. Each such election shall be made by delivery to the Administrative Agent of a completed Interest Election Request executed by a Financial Officer of the applicable Borrower (or of the Company). Each Interest Election Request shall be irrevocable and shall specify the following information in compliance with Section 2.02:
(i) the Revolving Borrowing to which such Interest Election Request applies and, if different options are being elected with respect to different portions thereof, the portions thereof to be allocated to each resulting Revolving Borrowing (in which case the information to be specified pursuant to clauses (iii) and (iv) below shall be specified for each resulting Revolving Borrowing);
(ii) the effective date of the election made pursuant to such Interest Election Request, which shall be a Business Day;
(iii) the Type of the resulting Revolving Borrowing; and
(iv) if the resulting Revolving Borrowing is to be a LIBOR Revolving Borrowing or a EURIBOR Revolving Borrowing, the Interest Period to be applicable thereto after giving effect to such election, which shall be a period contemplated by the definition of the term “Interest Period”.
If any such Interest Election Request requests a LIBOR Revolving Borrowing or EURIBOR Revolving Borrowing but does not specify an Interest Period, then the applicable Borrower shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month’s duration.
(c) Promptly following receipt of an Interest Election Request in accordance with this Section, the Administrative Agent shall advise each Lender of the details thereof and of such Lender’s portion of each resulting Revolving Borrowing.
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prior to the end of the Interest Period applicable thereto, then, unless such Borrowing is repaid as provided herein, at the end of such Interest Period, (i) in the case of a LIBOR Revolving Borrowing denominated in US Dollars, such Borrowing shall be converted to an ABR Revolving Borrowing and (ii) in the case of any other LIBOR Revolving Borrowing or a EURIBOR Revolving Borrowing, such Borrowing shall be continued as a Revolving Borrowing of the applicable Type for an Interest Period of one month.
(e) Notwithstanding any contrary provision hereof, if an Event of Default under clause (h) or (i) of Article VII has occurred and is continuing with respect to any Borrower, or if any other Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and the Administrative Agent, at the request of the Required Lenders, has notified the Company of the election to give effect to this sentence on account of such other Event of Default, then, in each such case, so long as such Event of Default is continuing, (i) no outstanding Revolving Borrowing denominated in US Dollars may be converted to or continued as a LIBOR Revolving Borrowing, (ii) unless repaid, each LIBOR Revolving Borrowing denominated in US Dollars shall be converted to an ABR Revolving Borrowing at the end of the Interest Period applicable thereto and (iii) unless repaid, each LIBOR Revolving Borrowing denominated in an Alternative Currency and each EURIBOR Revolving Borrowing shall be continued as a LIBOR Revolving Borrowing or EURIBOR Revolving Borrowing, as applicable, with an Interest Period of one month’s duration.
SECTION 2.09. Termination and Reduction of Commitments; Increase of Commitments. (a) Unless previously terminated, the Commitments shall automatically terminate on the Maturity Date.
(b) The Company may at any time terminate, or from time to time permanently reduce, the Commitments; provided that (i) each reduction of the Commitments shall be in an amount that is an integral multiple of US$1,000,000 and not less than US$5,000,000 and (ii) the Company shall not terminate or reduce the Commitments if, after giving effect to any concurrent prepayment of the Revolving Loans or Swingline Loans in accordance with Section 2.11, (A) the Revolving Credit Exposure of any Lender would exceed its Commitment or (B) the sum of the Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure and the Aggregate Competitive Loan Exposure would exceed the Aggregate Commitment.
(c) The Company shall notify the Administrative Agent of any election to terminate or reduce the Commitments under paragraph (b) of this Section at least three Business Days prior to the effective date of such termination or reduction, specifying the effective date thereof. Promptly following receipt of any such notice, the Administrative Agent shall advise the Lenders of the contents thereof. Each notice delivered by the Company pursuant to this Section shall be irrevocable; provided that a notice of termination or reduction of the Commitments under paragraph (b) of this Section may state that such notice is conditioned upon the occurrence of one or more events specified therein, in which case such notice may be revoked by the Company (by notice to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the specified effective date) if such condition is not satisfied. Any termination or




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reduction of the Commitments shall be permanent. Each reduction of the Commitments shall be made ratably among the Lenders in accordance with their respective Commitments.
(d) The Company may at any time and from time to time, by written agreement executed by the Company and one or more financial institutions that is an Eligible Assignee (any such financial institution being referred to as an “Increasing Lender”) and delivered to the Administrative Agent (which shall promptly deliver a copy to each of the Lenders), cause Commitments of the Increasing Lenders to be increased (or cause the Increasing Lenders to extend new Commitments) in an amount for each Increasing Lender (which shall not be less than US$5,000,000) set forth in such agreement; provided that (i) no Lender shall have any obligation to increase its Commitment pursuant to this paragraph, (ii) all new Commitments and increases in existing Commitments becoming effective under this paragraph during the term of this Agreement shall not exceed US$150,000,000 in the aggregate, (iii) each Increasing Lender, if not already a Lender hereunder, shall be subject to the approval of the Administrative Agent, the Swingline Lender and each Issuing Bank (in each case, which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned) and (iv) each Increasing Lender, if not already a Lender hereunder, shall become a party to this Agreement by completing and delivering to the Administrative Agent a duly executed accession agreement in a form reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Company (an “Accession Agreement”). Upon the effectiveness of any Accession Agreement to which any Increasing Lender is a party (and the effectiveness of the new Commitment of such Lender in accordance with this paragraph), such Increasing Lender shall thereafter be deemed to be a party to this Agreement and shall be entitled to all rights, benefits and privileges accorded a Lender hereunder and subject to all obligations of a Lender hereunder. New Commitments and increases in Commitments shall become effective on the date specified in the applicable agreement delivered pursuant to this paragraph (which date shall be at least five Business Days after the date of delivery of such notice); provided that no increase in the Commitments (or in the Commitment of any Lender) pursuant to this paragraph shall become effective unless (A) the Administrative Agent shall have received documents consistent with those delivered under Sections 4.01(b) and 4.01(c), giving effect to such increase, (B) on the effective date of such increase, the representations and warranties of each Loan Party set forth in the Loan Documents shall be true and correct (x) in the case of the representations and warranties qualified as to materiality, in all respects and (y) otherwise, in all material respects, in each case on and as of the date of such effectiveness, except in the case of any such representation and warranty that expressly relates to a prior date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be so true and correct on and as of such prior date, (C) on the effective date of such increase, no Default shall have occurred and be continuing prior to or after giving effect thereto and (D) the Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate dated such date and executed by a Financial Officer of the Company to the effect that the conditions set forth in clauses (B) and (C) above shall have been satisfied. The Administrative Agent shall notify the Company and the Lenders of the effective date of the increase in the Commitments pursuant to this paragraph (the “Increase Effective Date”), and such notice shall be conclusive and binding. On the Increase Effective Date of any increase in the Commitments pursuant to this paragraph (a “Commitment Increase”), (i) the aggregate principal amount of the Revolving Loans outstanding (the




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Initial Borrowings”) immediately prior to the Commitment Increase on the Increase Effective Date shall be deemed to be repaid, (ii) each Increasing Lender that shall have had a Commitment prior to the Commitment Increase shall pay to the Administrative Agent in same day funds and in the applicable currency an amount equal to the difference between (A) the product of (1) such Lender’s Applicable Percentage (calculated after giving effect to the Commitment Increase) multiplied by (2) the amount of each Subsequent Borrowing (as hereinafter defined) and (B) the product of (1) such Lender’s Applicable Percentage (calculated without giving effect to the Commitment Increase) multiplied by (2) the amount of each Initial Borrowing, (iii) each Increasing Lender that shall not have had a Commitment prior to the Commitment Increase shall pay to Administrative Agent in same day funds and in the applicable currency an amount equal to the product of (1) such Increasing Lender’s Applicable Percentage (calculated after giving effect to the Commitment Increase) multiplied by (2) the amount of each Subsequent Borrowing, (iv) after the Administrative Agent receives the funds specified in clauses (ii) and (iii) above, the Administrative Agent shall pay to each Lender the portion of such funds that is equal to the difference between (A) the product of (1) such Lender’s Applicable Percentage (calculated without giving effect to the Commitment Increase) multiplied by (2) the amount of each Initial Borrowing, and (B) the product of (1) such Lender’s Applicable Percentage (calculated after giving effect to the Commitment Increase) multiplied by (2) the amount of each Subsequent Borrowing, (v) after the effectiveness of the Commitment Increase, the Borrowers shall be deemed to have made new Borrowings (the “Subsequent Borrowings”) in amounts and currencies equal to the amounts of the Initial Borrowings and of the Types and for the Interest Periods specified in a Borrowing Request delivered to the Administrative Agent in accordance with Section 2.03, (vi) each Lender shall be deemed to hold its Applicable Percentage of each Subsequent Borrowing (calculated after giving effect to the Commitment Increase) and (vii) the Borrowers shall pay each Lender any and all accrued but unpaid interest on its Loans comprising the Initial Borrowings. The deemed payments of the Initial Borrowings made pursuant to clause (i) above shall be subject to compensation by the Borrowers pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.16 if the Increase Effective Date occurs other than on the last day of the Interest Period relating thereto.
SECTION 2.10. Repayment of Loans; Evidence of Debt. (a) Each Borrower hereby unconditionally promises to pay (i) to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender the then unpaid principal amount of each Revolving Loan made by such Lender to such Borrower on the Maturity Date and the then unpaid principal amount of each Competitive Loan made by such Lender to such Borrower on the last day of the Interest Period applicable to such Loan and (ii) to the Swingline Lender the then unpaid principal amount of each Swingline Loan made to such Borrower on the earlier of the Maturity Date and the fifth Business Day after such Swingline Loan is made; provided that on each date that a Revolving Borrowing or Competitive Borrowing denominated in US Dollars is made, the Borrowers shall repay all Swingline Loans then outstanding.
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provided that the failure of the Administrative Agent or any Lender to maintain such records or any error therein shall not in any manner affect the obligation of the Borrowers to pay any amounts due hereunder in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
(c) Any Lender may request that Loans made by it be evidenced by a promissory note. In such event, each Borrower shall prepare, execute and deliver to such Lender a promissory note payable to such Lender (or, if requested by such Lender, to such Lender and its registered assigns) and in a form approved by the Administrative Agent. Thereafter, the Loans evidenced by such promissory note and interest thereon shall at all times (including after assignment pursuant to Section 9.04) be represented by one or more promissory notes in such form payable to the payee named therein (or, if such promissory note is a registered note, to such payee and its registered assigns).
SECTION 2.11. Prepayment of Loans. (a) The Borrowers shall have the right at any time and from time to time to prepay any Borrowing in whole or in part, subject to the requirements of this Section; provided that the Borrowers shall not have the right to prepay any Competitive Loan without the prior consent of the Lender thereof.
(b) If, on any date, (i) the Aggregate Alternative Currency Exposure shall exceed the Alternative Currency Sublimit or (ii) the sum of the Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure and the Aggregate Competitive Loan Exposure shall exceed the Aggregate Commitment, then (A) on the last day of any Interest Period for any LIBOR Revolving Borrowing (in the case of clause (i) above, only if such LIBOR Revolving Borrowing is denominated in an Alternative Currency) or EURIBOR Revolving Borrowing, and (B) in the case of clause (ii) above, on any other day on which any ABR Revolving Borrowing or Swingline Loan is outstanding, the applicable Borrowers shall prepay Loans in an aggregate amount equal to the lesser of (1) the amount necessary to eliminate such excess (after giving effect to any other prepayment of Loans on such day) and (2) the amount of the applicable Revolving Borrowings or Swingline Loans referred to in clause (A) or (B). If, on any date, (i) the Aggregate Alternative Currency Exposure shall exceed 105% of the Alternative Currency Sublimit or (ii) the sum of the Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure and the Aggregate Competitive Loan Exposure shall exceed 105% of the Aggregate Commitment, then the applicable Borrowers shall, not later than the next Business Day, prepay one or more Revolving Borrowings (and, if no Revolving Borrowings are outstanding, deposit cash collateral in an account with the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.06(i)) in an aggregate amount equal to the lesser of (1) the amount necessary to eliminate such excess and (2) the Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure.
(c) Prior to any optional or mandatory prepayment of Borrowings hereunder, the Borrowers shall select the Borrowing or Borrowings to be prepaid and shall specify such selection in the notice of such prepayment pursuant to paragraph (d) of this Section.
(d) The applicable Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent (and, in the case of prepayment of a Swingline Loan, the Swingline Lender) by telephone (confirmed by email) of any optional prepayment and any mandatory prepayment hereunder (i) in the case of a LIBOR Borrowing denominated in US Dollars, not later than 12:00 noon, Local




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Time, three Business Days before the date of such prepayment (or, in the case of a prepayment under paragraph (b) of this Section, as soon thereafter as practicable), (ii) in the case of a LIBOR Borrowing denominated in an Alternative Currency or a EURIBOR Borrowing, not later than 12:00 noon, Local Time, four Business Days before the date of such prepayment (or, in the case of a prepayment under paragraph (b) of this Section, as soon thereafter as practicable) and (iii) in the case of an ABR Borrowing, not later than 12:00 noon, Local Time, on the date of such prepayment. Each such notice shall be irrevocable and shall specify the prepayment date and the principal amount of each Borrowing or portion thereof to be prepaid; provided that, if a notice of optional prepayment is given in connection with a conditional notice of termination of the Commitments as contemplated by Section 2.09, then such notice of prepayment may be revoked if such notice of termination is revoked in accordance with Section 2.09. Promptly following receipt of any such notice (other than a notice relating solely to Swingline Loans), the Administrative Agent shall advise the Lenders of the contents thereof. Each partial prepayment of any Borrowing shall be in an amount that would be permitted in the case of an advance of a Borrowing of the same Type as provided in Section 2.02. Each prepayment of a Borrowing shall be applied ratably to the Loans included in the prepaid Borrowing. Prepayments shall be accompanied by accrued interest to the extent required by Section 2.13.
SECTION 2.12. Fees. (a) The Company agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent, in US Dollars, for the account of each Lender a commitment fee, which shall accrue at the Applicable Rate on the daily amount of the unused Commitment of such Lender during the period from and including the date hereof to but excluding the date on which such Commitment terminates. Accrued commitment fees shall be payable in arrears on the first Business Day following the last day of March, June, September and December of each year and on the date on which the Commitments terminate, commencing on the first such date to occur after the date hereof. For purposes of calculating the commitment fees only, the Commitment of any Lender shall be deemed to be used to the extent of Revolving Loans of such Lender and the LC Exposure of such Lender (and the Swingline Exposure and Competitive Loans of such Lender shall be disregarded for such purpose). All commitment fees shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days and shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day).
(b) The Company agrees to pay (i) to the Administrative Agent, in US Dollars, for the account of each Lender a participation fee with respect to its participations in Letters of Credit, which shall accrue at the Applicable Rate used to determine the interest rate applicable to LIBOR Revolving Loans and EURIBOR Revolving Loans on the average daily amount of such Lender’s LC Exposure (excluding any portion thereof attributable to unreimbursed LC Disbursements) during the period from and including the Effective Date to but excluding the later of the date on which such Lender’s Commitment terminates and the date on which such Lender ceases to have any LC Exposure, and (ii) to each Issuing Bank a fronting fee, in US Dollars, which shall accrue at the rate or rates per annum separately agreed upon between the Company and such Issuing Bank on the average daily amount of the LC Exposure attributable to Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank (excluding any portion thereof attributable to unreimbursed LC Disbursements) during the period from




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and including the Effective Date to but excluding the later of the date of termination of the Commitments and the date on which there ceases to be any such LC Exposure, as well as such Issuing Bank’s standard fees with respect to the issuance, amendment or extension of any Letter of Credit or processing of drawings thereunder. Participation fees and fronting fees accrued through and including the last day of March, June, September and December of each year shall be payable on the first Business Day following such last day, commencing on the first such date to occur after the Effective Date; provided that all such fees shall be payable on the date on which the Commitments terminate and any such fees accruing after the date on which the Commitments terminate shall be payable on demand. Any other fees payable to an Issuing Bank pursuant to this paragraph shall be payable within 10 days after demand. All participation fees and fronting fees shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days and shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day).
(c) The Company agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent, for its own account, fees payable in the amounts and at the times separately agreed upon between the Company and the Administrative Agent.
(d) All fees payable hereunder shall be paid on the dates due, in immediately available funds, to the Administrative Agent (or to an Issuing Bank, in the case of fees payable to it) for distribution, in the case of commitment fees and participation fees, to the Lenders entitled thereto. Fees paid shall not be refundable under any circumstances.
SECTION 2.13. Interest. (a) The Loans comprising each ABR Borrowing (including each Swingline Loan) shall bear interest at the Alternate Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate.
(b) The Loans comprising each LIBOR Borrowing shall bear interest (i) in the case of a LIBOR Revolving Loan, at the Adjusted LIBO Rate for the Interest Period in effect for such Borrowing plus the Applicable Rate, or (ii) in the case of a LIBOR Competitive Loan, at the LIBO Rate for the Interest Period in effect for such Borrowing plus (or minus, as applicable) the Margin applicable to such Loan.
(c) The Loans comprising each EURIBOR Borrowing shall bear interest (i) in the case of a EURIBOR Revolving Loan, at the EURIBO Rate for the Interest Period in effect for such Borrowing plus the Applicable Rate, or (ii) in the case of a EURIBOR Competitive Loan, at the EURIBO Rate for the Interest Period in effect for such Borrowing plus (or minus, as applicable) the Margin applicable to such Loan.
(d) Each Fixed Rate Competitive Loan shall bear interest at the Fixed Rate applicable to such Loan.
(e) Notwithstanding the foregoing, if any principal of or interest on any Loan or any fee or other amount payable by any Borrower hereunder is not paid when due, whether at stated maturity, upon acceleration or otherwise, such overdue amount shall bear interest, after as well as before judgment, at a rate per annum equal to (i) in the case of overdue




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principal of or interest on any Loan or LC Disbursement, 2% per annum plus the rate otherwise applicable to such Loan as provided in the preceding paragraphs of this Section or Section 2.06(h), as applicable, or (ii) in the case of any other amount, 2% per annum plus the rate applicable to ABR Revolving Loans as provided in paragraph (a) of this Section.
(f) Accrued interest on each Loan shall be payable in arrears on each Interest Payment Date for such Loan and, in the case of Revolving Loans, upon termination of the Commitments; provided that (i) interest accrued pursuant to paragraph (e) of this Section shall be payable on demand, (ii) in the event of any repayment or prepayment of any Loan (other than a prepayment of an ABR Revolving Loan prior to the end of the Availability Period), accrued interest on the principal amount repaid or prepaid shall be payable on the date of such repayment or prepayment and (iii) in the event of any conversion or continuation of any LIBOR Revolving Loan or EURIBOR Revolving Loan prior to the end of the current Interest Period therefor, accrued interest on such Loan shall be payable on the effective date of such conversion or continuation. All interest shall be payable in the currency in which the applicable Loan is denominated.
(g) All interest hereunder shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days, except that (i) interest on Borrowings denominated in Sterling and (ii) interest computed by reference to the Alternate Base Rate at times when the Alternate Base Rate is based on the Prime Rate shall each be computed on the basis of a year of 365 days (or, in the case of ABR Borrowings, 366 days in a leap year), and in each case shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day). The applicable Adjusted LIBO Rate, LIBO Rate, EURIBO Rate, Alternate Base Rate or Alternative Currency Overnight Rate shall be determined by the Administrative Agent, and such determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
SECTION 2.14. Alternate Rate of Interest. (a) If prior to the commencement of any Interest Period for a LIBOR Borrowing or a EURIBOR Borrowing:
(i) the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) that adequate and reasonable means do not exist for ascertaining the Adjusted LIBO Rate, the LIBO Rate or the EURIBO Rate, as the case may be (including because the applicable Screen Rate is not available or published on a current basis), for such Interest Period; provided that no Benchmark Transition Event shall have occurred at such time; or
(ii) the Administrative Agent is advised by the Required Lenders (or, in the case of a Competitive Loan, the Lender that is required to make such Loan) that the Adjusted LIBO Rate, the LIBO Rate or the EURIBO Rate, as the case may be, for such Interest Period will not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders (or Lender) of making or maintaining their Loans (or its Loan) included in such Borrowing for such Interest Period; then the Administrative Agent shall give notice (which may be telephonic or electronic) thereof to the applicable Borrower and the Lenders as promptly as practicable and, until the Administrative Agent notifies the applicable Borrower and the Lenders that the circumstances giving rise to such notice




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no longer exist, (A) any Interest Election Request that requests the conversion of any Revolving Borrowing to, or continuation of any Revolving Borrowing as, an affected LIBOR Revolving Borrowing or EURIBOR Revolving Borrowing, as the case may be, shall be ineffective, (B) any affected LIBOR Revolving Borrowing or EURIBOR Revolving Borrowing that is requested to be continued shall (1) if denominated in US Dollars, be continued as an ABR Revolving Borrowing, or (2) otherwise, be repaid on the last day of the then current Interest Period applicable thereto and (C) any Borrowing Request for an affected LIBOR Revolving Borrowing or EURIBOR Revolving Borrowing, and any request for a LIBOR Competitive Borrowing or a EURIBOR Competitive Borrowing, shall (1) in the case of a Revolving Borrowing denominated in US Dollars, be deemed a request for an ABR Borrowing, or (2) in all other cases, be ineffective (and no Lender shall be obligated to make a Loan on account thereof).
(b) (i) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, upon the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, the Administrative Agent and the Company may amend this Agreement to replace the LIBO Rate or the EURIBO Rate with a Benchmark Replacement. Any such amendment with respect to a Benchmark Transition Event will become effective at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on the fifth Business Day after the Administrative Agent has posted such proposed amendment to all Lenders and the Company, so long as the Administrative Agent has not received, by such time, written notice of objection to such proposed amendment from Lenders comprising the Required Lenders; provided that, with respect to any proposed amendment containing any SOFR-Based Rate, the Lenders shall be entitled to object only to the Benchmark Replacement Adjustment contained therein. 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 LIBO Rate or EURIBO Rate with a Benchmark Replacement will occur prior to the applicable Benchmark Transition Start Date.
(ii) In connection with the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement, the Administrative Agent and the Company will have the right to make Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes from time to time and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, any amendments implementing such Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes will become effective by written agreement of the Administrative Agent and the Company without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement.
(iii) The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Company and the Lenders of (A) any occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, (B) the implementation of any Benchmark Replacement, (C) the effectiveness of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes and (D) the commencement or conclusion of any Benchmark Unavailability Period.




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(iv) Upon the Company’s receipt of notice of the commencement of a Benchmark Unavailability Period, (A) any Interest Election Request that requests the conversion of any Revolving Borrowing to, or continuation of any Revolving Borrowing as, a LIBOR Revolving Borrowing or a EURIBOR Revolving Borrowing, as applicable, shall be ineffective, and, on the last day of the then current Interest Period applicable thereto, such Borrowing shall (1) if denominated in US Dollars, be continued as an ABR Revolving Borrowing or (2) otherwise, be repaid, (B) (1) if any Borrowing Request requests a LIBOR Revolving Borrowing denominated in US Dollars, such Borrowing shall be made as an ABR Borrowing and (2) otherwise, such Borrowing Request shall be ineffective and (C) any request by or on behalf of any Borrower for a Competitive Borrowing shall be ineffective.
(v) Any determination, decision or election that may be made by the Administrative Agent or Lenders pursuant to this Section 2.14(b), including any determination with respect to a tenor, rate or adjustment or of the occurrence or non-occurrence of an event, circumstance or date and any decision to take or refrain from taking any action, will be conclusive and binding absent manifest error and may be made in its or their sole discretion and without consent from any other party hereto, except, in each case, as expressly required pursuant to this Section 2.14(b).
SECTION 2.15. Increased Costs. (a) If any Change in Law shall:
(i) impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve, special deposit, liquidity or similar requirement (including any compulsory loan requirement, insurance charge or other assessment) against assets of, deposits with or for the account of, or credit extended or participated in by, any Lender (except any such reserve requirement reflected in the Adjusted LIBO Rate) or any Issuing Bank;
(ii) impose on any Lender, any Issuing Bank or the London or European interbank market any other condition, cost or expense (other than Taxes) affecting this Agreement or Loans made by such Lender or any Letter of Credit or participations therein; or
(iii) subject any Recipient to any Taxes (other than (A) Indemnified Taxes and (B) Excluded Taxes) on its loans, loan principal, letters of credit, commitments or other obligations, or its deposits, reserves, other liabilities or capital attributable thereto;
and the result of any of the foregoing shall be to increase the cost to such Lender or other Recipient of making, converting to, continuing or maintaining any Loan (or of maintaining its obligation to make any such Loan), to increase the cost to such Lender, Issuing Bank or other Recipient of participating in, issuing or maintaining any Letter of Credit (or of maintaining its obligation to participate in or issue any Letter of Credit) or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by such Lender, Issuing Bank or other Recipient hereunder (whether of principal, interest or any other amount), then, from time to time upon request of such Lender, Issuing Bank or other Recipient, the Company will pay to such




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Lender, Issuing Bank or other Recipient, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender, Issuing Bank or other Recipient, as the case may be, for such additional costs or expenses incurred or reduction suffered.
(b) If any Lender or Issuing Bank determines that any Change in Law affecting such Lender or Issuing Bank or any lending office of such Lender or such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s holding company, if any, regarding capital or liquidity requirements has had or would have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s capital or on the capital of such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s holding company, if any, as a consequence of this Agreement, the Commitments of or the Loans made by, or participations in Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans held by, such Lender, or the Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank, to a level below that which such Lender or Issuing Bank or such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s holding company could have achieved but for such Change in Law (taking into consideration such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s policies and the policies of such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s holding company with respect to capital adequacy and liquidity), then, from time to time upon request of such Lender or Issuing Bank, the Company will pay to such Lender or Issuing Bank, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or Issuing Bank or such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s holding company for any such reduction suffered.
(c) If the cost to any Lender of making, converting, continuing or maintaining any Loan to (or of maintaining its obligation to make any such Loan) or the cost to any Lender or any Issuing Bank of participating in, issuing or maintaining any Letter of Credit issued for the account of any Borrowing Subsidiary (or of maintaining its obligation to participate in or issue any such Letter of Credit) is increased (or the amount of any sum received or receivable by any Lender or any Issuing Bank (or its applicable lending office) is reduced) by reason of the fact that such Borrowing Subsidiary is incorporated in, has its principal place of business in, or borrows from, a jurisdiction outside the United States of America, such Borrowing Subsidiary shall indemnify such Lender or such Issuing Bank from time to time for such increased cost incurred or reduction suffered.
(d) Without duplication of any reserve requirement reflected in the Adjusted LIBO Rate, the Company shall pay to each Lender (i) as long as such Lender shall be required by a central banking or financial regulatory authority with regulatory authority over such Lender to maintain reserves with respect to liabilities or assets consisting of or including funds or deposits obtained in the London or the European interbank market, additional interest on the unpaid principal amount of each LIBOR Loan or EURIBOR Loan equal to the actual costs of such reserves allocable to such Loan by such Lender (as determined by such Lender in good faith, which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error), and (ii) as long as such Lender shall be required to comply with any reserve ratio requirement or analogous requirement of any other central banking or financial regulatory authority imposed in respect of the maintenance of the Commitments or the funding of the LIBOR Loans or EURIBOR Loans, such additional costs (expressed as a percentage per annum and rounded upwards, if necessary, to the nearest five decimal places) equal to the actual costs allocated to such Commitment or Loan by such Lender (as determined by such Lender in




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good faith, which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error), which in each case shall be due and payable on each date on which interest is payable on such Loan; provided that the Company shall have received the certificate referred to in paragraph (e) of this Section with respect to such additional interest or costs from such Lender at least 10 days prior to such date (and, in the event such certificate shall have been delivered after such time, then such additional interest or costs shall be due and payable as set forth in paragraph (e) of this Section).
(e) A certificate of a Recipient setting forth the amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Recipient or its holding company, as the case may be, as specified in paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) of this Section delivered to the Company shall be conclusive absent manifest error. The Company shall pay to such Recipient the amount shown as due on any such certificate within 10 days after receipt thereof.
(f) Failure or delay on the part of any Recipient to demand compensation pursuant to this Section shall not constitute a waiver of such Recipient’s right to demand such compensation; provided that the Company shall not be required to compensate any Recipient pursuant to this Section for any increased or other costs or expenses incurred or reductions suffered more than 270 days prior to the date that such Recipient notifies the Company of the Change in Law or other circumstance giving rise to such increased or other costs or expenses or reductions and of such Recipient’s intention to claim compensation therefor; provided further that, if the Change in Law or other circumstance giving rise to such increased or other costs or expenses or reductions is retroactive, then the 270-day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof.
(g) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, no Lender shall demand compensation for any increased or other cost or reduction pursuant to this Section if it shall not at the time be the general policy or practice of such Lender to demand such compensation in similar circumstances under comparable provisions of other credit agreements.
SECTION 2.16. Break Funding Payments. In the event of (a) the payment of any principal of any LIBOR Loan, EURIBOR Loan or Fixed Rate Competitive Loan other than on the last day of an Interest Period applicable thereto (including as a result of an Event of Default), (b) the conversion of any LIBOR Loan or EURIBOR Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto, (c) the failure to borrow, convert, continue or prepay any Revolving Loan on the date or in the amount specified in any notice delivered pursuant hereto (whether or not such notice may be revoked in accordance with the terms hereof), (d) the failure to borrow any Competitive Loan after accepting the Competitive Bid to make such Loan or (e) the assignment of any LIBOR Loan or EURIBOR Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto as a result of a request by the Company pursuant to Section 2.19, then, in any such event, the Company shall compensate each Lender for the loss, cost and expense (but not for any anticipated profits) attributable to such event, including, to the extent that any of the foregoing Loans are denominated in any Alternative Currency, the actual costs and expenses of such Lender




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attributable to the premature unwinding of any hedging agreement entered into by such Lender in respect to the foreign currency exposure attributable to such Loan. In the case of a LIBOR Loan or EURIBOR Loan, such loss, cost or expense to any Lender shall be deemed to include an amount determined by such Lender to be the excess, if any, of (i) the amount of interest that would have accrued on the principal amount of such Loan had such event not occurred, at the Adjusted LIBO Rate, LIBO Rate or EURIBO Rate that would have been applicable to such Loan (and, for avoidance of doubt, without giving effect to any Applicable Rate or Margin that would otherwise have been applicable thereto), for the period from the date of such event to the last day of the then current Interest Period therefor (or, in the case of a failure to borrow, convert or continue, for the period that would have been the Interest Period for such Loan), over (ii) the amount of interest that would accrue on such principal amount for such period at the interest rate which such Lender would bid were it to bid, at the commencement of such period, for deposits in the applicable currency of a comparable amount and period from other banks in the London or European interbank market. The Company shall also compensate each Lender for the loss, cost and expense attributable to any failure by any Borrower to deliver a timely Interest Election Request with respect to a LIBOR Revolving Loan or a EURIBOR Revolving Loan. A certificate of any Lender delivered to the Company setting forth any amount or amounts that such Lender is entitled to receive pursuant to this Section shall be conclusive absent manifest error. The Company shall pay such Lender the amount shown as due on any such certificate within 10 days after receipt thereof.
SECTION 2.17. Taxes. (a) Payments Free of Taxes. Any and all payments by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party under any Loan Document shall be made without deduction or withholding for any Taxes, except as required by applicable law. If any applicable law (as determined in the good faith discretion of an applicable withholding agent) requires the deduction or withholding of any Tax from any such payment by a withholding agent, then the applicable withholding agent shall be entitled to make such deduction or withholding and shall timely pay the full amount deducted or withheld to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law and, if such Tax is an Indemnified Tax, then the sum payable by the applicable Loan Party shall be increased as necessary so that after such deduction or withholding has been made (including such deductions and withholdings applicable to additional sums payable under this Section) the applicable Recipient receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deduction or withholding been made.
(b) Payment of Other Taxes by the Loan Parties. The Loan Parties shall timely pay to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law, or at the option of the Administrative Agent timely reimburse it for, Other Taxes.
(c) Evidence of Payments. As soon as practicable after any payment of Taxes by any Loan Party to a Governmental Authority pursuant to this Section, such Loan Party shall deliver to the Administrative Agent the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of the return reporting




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such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
(d) Indemnification by the Loan Parties. The Loan Parties shall jointly and severally indemnify each Recipient, within 10 days after demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes (including Indemnified Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section) payable or paid by such Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to such Recipient and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to the Company by a Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), or by the Administrative Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender, shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
(e) Indemnification by the Lenders. Each Lender shall severally indemnify the Administrative Agent, within 10 days after demand therefor, for (i) any Indemnified Taxes attributable to such Lender (but only to the extent that any Loan Party has not already indemnified the Administrative Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and without limiting the obligation of the Loan Parties to do so), (ii) any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 9.04(c) relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register and (iii) any Excluded Taxes attributable to such Lender, in each case, that are payable or paid by the Administrative Agent in connection with any Loan Document, and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to any Lender by any Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Each Lender hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender under any Loan Document or otherwise payable by the Administrative Agent to the Lender from any other source against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this paragraph.
(f) Status of Lenders. (i) Any Lender that is entitled to an exemption from, or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments made under any Loan Document shall deliver to the Company and the Administrative Agent at the time or times reasonably requested by the Company or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation reasonably requested by the Company or the Administrative Agent as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding; provided that, other than in the case of U.S. Federal withholding Taxes, such Lender has received written notice from the Company advising it of the availability of such exemption or reduction and containing all applicable documentation (together, if requested by such Lender, with a certified English translation thereof) and such Lender is reasonably satisfied that it is legally entitled to provide such documentation to the Company. In addition, any Lender, if reasonably requested by the Company or the Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Company or the Administrative Agent as will enable the Company or the Administrative




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Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding two sentences, the completion, execution and submission of such documentation (other than such documentation set forth in Section 2.17(f)(ii)(A), 2.17(f)(ii)(B) and 2.17(f)(ii)(D)) shall not be required if in the Lender’s reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender.
(ii) Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in the event that the applicable Borrower is a U.S. Person:
(A) any Lender that is a U.S. Person shall deliver to the Company and the Administrative Agent on or prior to the date on which such Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Company or the Administrative Agent), executed originals of IRS Form W-9 certifying that such Lender is exempt from U.S. Federal backup withholding tax;
(B) any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Company and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Company or the Administrative Agent), whichever of the following is applicable:
(1) in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of an income tax treaty to which the United States is a party (x) with respect to payments of interest under any Loan Document, executed originals of IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable, establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. Federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “interest” article of such tax treaty and (y) with respect to any other applicable payments under any Loan Document, IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable, establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. Federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “business profits” or “other income” article of such tax treaty;
(2) executed originals of IRS Form W-8ECI;
(3) in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under Section 881(c) of the Code, (x) a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit H-1 to the effect that such Foreign Lender is not a “bank” within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, a “10 percent shareholder” of the applicable Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, or a “controlled foreign corporation” described in Section




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881(c)(3)(C) of the Code (a “U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate”) and (y) executed originals of IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable; or
(4) to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the beneficial owner, executed originals of IRS Form W-8IMY, accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI, IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable, a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit H-2 or Exhibit H-3, IRS Form W-9, and/or other certification documents from each beneficial owner, as applicable; provided that if the Foreign Lender is a partnership and one or more direct or indirect partners of such Foreign Lender are claiming the portfolio interest exemption, such Foreign Lender may provide a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit H-4 on behalf of each such direct and indirect partner;
(C) any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Company and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Company 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 Company or the Administrative Agent to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made; and
(D) if a payment made to a Lender under any Loan Document would be subject to U.S. Federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), such Lender shall deliver to the Company and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Company or the Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by applicable law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Company or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for the Company and the Administrative Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Lender has complied with such Lender’s obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment. Solely for purposes of this clause (D), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.




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Each Lender agrees that if any form or certification it previously delivered expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect, it shall update such form or certification or promptly notify the applicable Borrower and the Administrative Agent in writing of its legal inability to do so.
(g) Treatment of Certain Refunds. If any party determines, in its sole discretion exercised in good faith, that it has received a refund of any Taxes as to which it has been indemnified pursuant to this Section (including by the payment of additional amounts pursuant to this Section), it shall pay to the indemnifying party an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made under this Section with respect to the Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all out-of-pocket expenses (including Taxes) of such indemnified party and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund). Such indemnifying party, upon the request of such indemnified party, shall repay to such indemnified party the amount paid over pursuant to this paragraph (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) in the event that such indemnified party is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this paragraph, in no event will the indemnified party be required to pay any amount to an indemnifying party pursuant to this paragraph the payment of which would place the indemnified party in a less favorable net after-Tax position than the indemnified party would have been in if the Tax subject to indemnification and giving rise to such refund had not been deducted, withheld or otherwise imposed and the indemnification payments or additional amounts with respect to such Tax had never been paid. This paragraph shall not be construed to require any indemnified party to make available its Tax returns (or any other information relating to its Taxes that it deems confidential) to the indemnifying party or any other Person.
(h) Defined Terms. For purposes of this Section, the term “Lender” includes any Issuing Bank and the term “applicable law” includes FATCA.
(i) Survival. Each party’s obligation under this Section shall survive the resignation or replacement of the Administrative Agent or any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, any Lender, the termination of the Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of the Loans and other obligations hereunder.
SECTION 2.18. Payments Generally; Pro Rata Treatment; Sharing of Setoffs. (a) Each Borrower shall make each payment required to be made by it hereunder or under any other Loan Documents prior to the time expressly required hereunder or under such other Loan Document for such payment (or, if no such time is expressly required, prior to 1:00 p.m., Local Time, on the date when due), in immediately available funds, without any defense, setoff, recoupment or counterclaim. Any amounts received after such time on any date may, in the discretion of the Administrative Agent, be deemed to have been received on the next succeeding Business Day for purposes of calculating interest thereon. All such payments shall be made to the Administrative Agent to such account as the Administrative Agent shall from time to time specify in one or more notices delivered to the Company,




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except that payments required to be made directly to any Issuing Bank or the Swingline Lender shall be so made, payments pursuant to Sections 2.15, 2.16, 2.17 and 9.03 shall be made directly to the Persons entitled thereto and payments pursuant to other Loan Documents shall be made to the Persons specified therein. The Administrative Agent shall distribute any such payments received by it for the account of any other Person to the appropriate recipient promptly following receipt thereof. If any payment hereunder shall be due on a day that is not a Business Day, the date for payment shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day and, in the case of any payment accruing interest, interest thereon shall be payable for the period of such extension. All payments hereunder of principal or interest in respect of any Loan or LC Disbursement shall, except as otherwise expressly provided herein, be made in the currency of such Loan or LC Disbursement; all other payments hereunder and under each other Loan Document shall be made in US Dollars. Any payment required to be made by the Administrative Agent hereunder shall be deemed to have been made by the time required if the Administrative Agent shall, at or before such time, have taken the necessary steps to make such payment in accordance with the regulations or operating procedures of the clearing or settlement system used by the Administrative Agent to make such payment.
(b) If at any time insufficient funds are received by and available to the Administrative Agent to pay fully all amounts of principal, unreimbursed LC Disbursements, interest and fees then due hereunder, such funds shall be applied towards payment of the amounts then due hereunder ratably among the parties entitled thereto, in accordance with the amounts then due to such parties.
(c) If any Lender shall, by exercising any right of setoff or counterclaim or otherwise, obtain payment in respect of any principal of or interest on any of its Revolving Loans or participations in LC Disbursements or Swingline Loans resulting in such Lender receiving payment of a greater proportion of the aggregate amount of its Revolving Loans and participations in LC Disbursements and Swingline Loans and accrued interest thereon than the proportion received by any other Lender, then the Lender receiving such greater proportion shall notify the Administrative Agent of such fact and shall purchase (for cash at face value) participations in the Revolving Loans and participations in LC Disbursements and Swingline Loans of other Lenders to the extent necessary so that the amount of all such payments shall be shared by the Lenders ratably in accordance with the aggregate amounts of principal of and accrued interest on their Revolving Loans and participations in LC Disbursements and Swingline Loans; provided that (i) if any such participations are purchased and all or any portion of the payment giving rise thereto is recovered, such participations shall be rescinded and the purchase price restored to the extent of such recovery, without interest, and (ii) the provisions of this paragraph shall not be construed to apply to any payment made by the Borrowers pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement (for the avoidance of doubt, as in effect from time to time) or any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment of or sale of a participation in any of its Loans or participations in LC Disbursements or Swingline Loans to any Person that is an Eligible Assignee (as such term is defined from time to time). Each Borrower consents to the foregoing and agrees, to the extent it may effectively do so under




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applicable law, that any Lender acquiring a participation pursuant to the foregoing arrangements may exercise against the Borrowers rights of setoff and counterclaim with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were a direct creditor of the Borrowers in the amount of such participation.
(d) Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Borrower prior to the date on which any payment is due to the Administrative Agent for the account of any Lenders or Issuing Banks hereunder that such Borrower will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Borrower has made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may, in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to the applicable Lenders or Issuing Banks, as the case may be, the amount due. In such event, if such Borrower has not in fact made such payment, then each of the applicable Lenders or Issuing Banks, as the case may be, severally agrees to repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand the amount so distributed to such Lender or Issuing Bank with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is distributed to it to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at the greater of (A) if denominated in US Dollars, the greater of (x) the NYFRB Rate and (y) a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation and (B) if denominated in any other currency, the greater of (x) the interest rate reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent to reflect its cost of funds for the amount advanced by such Administrative Agent on behalf of such Lender or Issuing Bank (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error, it being understood that the Administrative Agent may, in its sole discretion, for such purpose deem its cost of funds to be equal to the Alternative Currency Overnight Rate) and (y) a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.
(e) If any Lender shall fail to make any payment required to be made by it hereunder to or for the account of the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or the Swingline Lender, then the Administrative Agent may, in its discretion (notwithstanding any contrary provision hereof), (i) apply any amounts thereafter received by the Administrative Agent for the account of such Lender to satisfy such Lender’s obligations in respect of such payment until all such unsatisfied obligations have been discharged or (ii) hold any such amounts in a segregated account as cash collateral for, and application to, any future funding obligations of such Lender pursuant to Sections 2.05(c), 2.06(d), 2.06(f), 2.07(b), 2.18(d) and 9.03(c), in each case in such order as shall be determined by the Administrative Agent in its discretion.
(f) In the event that any financial statements delivered under Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b), or any Compliance Certificate delivered under Section 5.01(c), shall prove to have been materially inaccurate, and such inaccuracy shall have resulted in the payment of any interest or fees at rates lower than those that were in fact applicable for any period (based on the actual Leverage Ratio), then, if such inaccuracy is discovered prior to the termination of the Commitments and the repayment in full of the principal of all Loans and the reduction of the LC Exposure to zero, the Borrowers shall pay to the Administrative Agent, for




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distribution to the Lenders (or former Lenders) as their interests may appear, the accrued interest or fees that should have been paid but were not paid as a result of such misstatement.
SECTION 2.19. Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders. (a) If any Lender requests compensation under Section 2.15, or if the Borrowers are required to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender or to any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 2.17, then such Lender shall (at the request of the Company) use commercially reasonable efforts to designate a different lending office for funding or booking its Loans hereunder or to assign and delegate its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices, branches or Affiliates if, in the judgment of such Lender, such designation or assignment and delegation (i) would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 2.15 or 2.17, as the case may be, in the future and (ii) would not subject such Lender to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not be inconsistent with its internal policies or otherwise disadvantageous to such Lender. The Company hereby agrees to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender in connection with any such designation or assignment and delegation.
(b) If (i) any Lender requests compensation under Section 2.15, (ii) any Borrower is required to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 2.17, (iii) any Lender has become a Defaulting Lender or (iv) any Lender has failed to consent to a proposed amendment, waiver, discharge or termination that under Section 9.02 requires the consent of all the Lenders (or all the affected Lenders) and with respect to which the Required Lenders shall have granted their consent, then the Company may, at its sole expense and effort, upon notice to such Lender and the Administrative Agent, require such Lender to assign and delegate, without recourse (in accordance with and subject to the restrictions contained in Section 9.04), all its interests, rights (other than any outstanding Competitive Loans held by it and its existing rights to payment pursuant to Section 2.15 or 2.17) and obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to an Eligible Assignee that shall assume such obligations (which may be another Lender, if a Lender accepts such assignment and delegation); provided that (A) the Company shall have received the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent (and, in circumstances where its consent would be required under Section 9.04, each Issuing Bank and the Swingline Lender), which consent shall not unreasonably be withheld, delayed or conditioned, (B) such Lender shall have received payment of an amount equal to the outstanding principal of its Loans (other than Competitive Loans) and, if applicable, participations in LC Disbursements and Swingline Loans, accrued interest thereon, accrued fees and all other amounts payable to it hereunder, from the assignee (in the case of such principal and accrued interest and fees) or the Company (in the case of all other amounts), (C) in the case of any such assignment and delegation resulting from a claim for compensation under Section 2.15 or payments required to be made pursuant to Section 2.17, such assignment will result in a reduction in such compensation or payments and (D) in the case of any such assignment and delegation resulting from the failure to provide a consent, the assignee shall have given such consent and, as a result of such assignment and delegation and any contemporaneous assignments and delegations and consents, the applicable amendment, waiver, discharge or termination can be effected. A




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Lender shall not be required to make any such assignment and delegation if, prior thereto, as a result of a waiver or consent by such Lender or otherwise, the circumstances entitling the Company to require such assignment and delegation have ceased to apply. Each party hereto agrees that an assignment and delegation required pursuant to this paragraph may be effected pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption executed by the Company, the Administrative Agent and the assignee and that the Lender required to make such assignment and delegation need not be a party thereto.
SECTION 2.20. Defaulting Lenders. Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then the following provisions shall apply for so long as such Lender is a Defaulting Lender:
(a) commitment fees shall cease to accrue on the unused amount of the Commitment of such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.12(a);
(b) the Commitment, the Revolving Credit Exposure and the aggregate principal amount of outstanding Competitive Loans of such Defaulting Lender shall not be included in determining whether the Required Lenders or any other requisite Lenders have taken or may take any action hereunder or under any other Loan Document (including any consent to any amendment, waiver or other modification pursuant to Section 9.02); provided that any amendment, waiver or other modification requiring the consent of all Lenders or all Lenders affected thereby shall, except as otherwise provided in Section 9.02, require the consent of such Defaulting Lender in accordance with the terms hereof;
(c) if any Swingline Exposure or LC Exposure exists at the time such Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender then:
(i) the Swingline Exposure (other than any portion thereof with respect to which such Defaulting Lender shall have funded its participation as contemplated by Section 2.05(c) and, in the case of any Defaulting Lender that is the Swingline Lender, other than the portion of the Swingline Exposure referred to in clause (b) of the definition of such term) and LC Exposure of such Defaulting Lender (other than any portion thereof attributable to unreimbursed LC Disbursements with respect to which such Defaulting Lender shall have funded its participation as contemplated by Sections 2.06(d) and 2.06(f)) shall be reallocated among the Non-Defaulting Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentages but only to the extent that, with respect to each Non-Defaulting Lender, the sum of such Non-Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Credit Exposures plus such Defaulting Lender’s Swingline Exposure and LC Exposure (in each case, excluding the portion thereof referred to above) to be reallocated to such Non-Defaulting Lender does not exceed such Non-Defaulting Lender’s Commitment;
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Swingline Exposure (other than any portion thereof referred to in the parenthetical in such clause (i)) that has not been reallocated as set forth in such clause and (B) second, cash collateralize for the benefit of the Issuing Banks the portion of such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure (other than any portion thereof referred to in the parenthetical in such clause (i)) that has not been reallocated as set forth in such clause in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 2.06(i) for so long as such LC Exposure is outstanding;
(iii) if the Borrowers cash collateralize any portion of such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure pursuant to clause (ii) above, the Borrowers shall not be required to pay participation fees to such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.12(b) with respect to such portion of such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure for so long as such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure is cash collateralized;
(iv) if any portion of the LC Exposure of such Defaulting Lender is reallocated pursuant to clause (i) above, then the fees payable to the Lenders pursuant to Sections 2.12(a) and 2.12(b) shall be adjusted to give effect to such reallocation;
(v) if all or any portion of such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure that is subject to reallocation pursuant to clause (i) above is neither reallocated nor cash collateralized pursuant to clause (i) or (ii) above, then, without prejudice to any rights or remedies of any Issuing Bank or any other Lender hereunder, all participation fees payable under Section 2.12(b) with respect to such portion of its LC Exposure, shall be payable to the Issuing Banks (and allocated among them ratably based on the amount of such portion of the LC Exposure of such Defaulting Lender attributable to Letters of Credit issued by each Issuing Bank) until and to the extent that such LC Exposure is reallocated and/or cash collateralized; and
(d) so long as such Lender is a Defaulting Lender, the Swingline Lender shall not be required to fund any Swingline Loan and no Issuing Bank shall be required to issue, amend or extend any Letter of Credit, unless, in each case, it is satisfied that the related exposure and the Defaulting Lender’s then outstanding Swingline Exposure or LC Exposure, as applicable, will be fully covered by the Commitments of the Non-Defaulting Lenders and/or cash collateral provided by the Borrowers in accordance with clause (c) above, and participating interests in any such funded Swingline Loan or in any such issued, amended or extended Letter of Credit will be allocated among the Non-Defaulting Lenders in a manner consistent with clause (c)(i) above (and such Defaulting Lender shall not participate therein).
In the event that (x) a Bankruptcy Event with respect to a Lender Parent shall have occurred following the date hereof and for so long as such Bankruptcy Event shall continue or (y) the Swingline Lender or any Issuing Bank has a good faith belief that any Lender has defaulted in fulfilling its obligations under one or more other agreements in which such Lender commits to extend credit, the Swingline Lender shall not be required to fund any Swingline Loan, and such Issuing Bank shall not be required to issue, amend or extend any Letter of Credit, unless the Swingline Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case




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may be, shall have entered into arrangements with the Borrowers or the applicable Lender satisfactory to the Swingline Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, to defease any risk to it in respect of such Lender hereunder.
In the event that the Administrative Agent, the Company, the Swingline Lender and each Issuing Bank each agree that a Defaulting Lender has adequately remedied all matters that caused such Lender to be a Defaulting Lender, then the Swingline Exposure and LC Exposure of the Lenders shall be readjusted to reflect the inclusion of such Lender’s Commitment and on such date such Lender shall purchase at par such of the Revolving Loans and such of the funded participations in Swingline Loans and LC Disbursements of the other Lenders as the Administrative Agent shall determine may be necessary in order for such Lender to hold such Loans and participations in accordance with its Applicable Percentage, and such Lender shall thereupon cease to be a Defaulting Lender (but shall not be entitled to receive any fees accrued during the period when it was a Defaulting Lender, and all amendments, waivers or modifications effected without its consent in accordance with the provisions of Section 9.02 and this Section during such period shall be binding on it).
The rights and remedies against, and with respect to, a Defaulting Lender under this Section 2.20 are in addition to, and cumulative and not in limitation of, all other rights and remedies that the Administrative Agent and each Lender, each Issuing Bank, the Company or any other Borrower may at any time have against, or with respect to, such Defaulting Lender.
SECTION 2.21. Borrowing Subsidiaries. (a) The Company may at any time and from time to time request the designation of any wholly-owned Subsidiary as a Borrowing Subsidiary by delivery to the Administrative Agent of a Borrowing Subsidiary Agreement executed by such Subsidiary and the Company. As soon as practicable upon receipt of a Borrowing Subsidiary Agreement, the Administrative Agent shall make a copy thereof available to each Lender and Issuing Bank. Unless any Lender or Issuing Bank shall inform the Administrative Agent within 10 Business Days (or, in the case of any such Subsidiary that is a Foreign Subsidiary, 15 Business Days) following the receipt of such Borrowing Subsidiary Agreement by such Lender or Issuing Bank that it is unlawful for such Lender or Issuing Bank to extend credit to such Subsidiary or that such Lender is restricted by internal policies of general applicability from extending credit to Persons organized or located in the jurisdiction in which such Subsidiary is organized or located, such Subsidiary shall for all purposes of this Agreement be a Borrowing Subsidiary and a party to this Agreement; provided that no Subsidiary shall become a Borrowing Subsidiary until each Lender and Issuing Bank shall have received all documentation and other information with respect to such Borrowing Subsidiary required by bank regulatory authorities under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the USA PATRIOT Act, and if the Borrowing Subsidiary is a “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, a Beneficial Ownership Certification from such Borrowing Subsidiary, that shall have been requested by such Lender




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or Issuing Bank within the applicable period set forth above following its receipt of such Borrowing Subsidiary Agreement.
(b) Upon the execution by the Company and delivery to the Administrative Agent of a Borrowing Subsidiary Termination with respect to any Borrowing Subsidiary, such Subsidiary shall cease to be a Borrowing Subsidiary and a party to this Agreement; provided that no Borrowing Subsidiary Termination will become effective as to any Borrowing Subsidiary (other than to terminate such Borrowing Subsidiary’s right to make further Borrowings or obtain Letters of Credit under this Agreement) at a time when any principal of or interest on any Loan to such Borrowing Subsidiary, or any Letter of Credit issued for the account of such Borrowing Subsidiary, shall be outstanding hereunder or any fees or other amounts remain unpaid with respect thereto. As soon as practicable upon receipt of a Borrowing Subsidiary Termination, the Administrative Agent shall make a copy thereof available to each Lender.
(c) Each Borrowing Subsidiary hereby irrevocably appoints the Company as its agent for all purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, including (i) the giving and receipt of notices (including any Borrowing Request and any Interest Election Request) and (ii) the execution and delivery of all documents, instruments and certificates contemplated herein. Each Borrowing Subsidiary hereby acknowledges that any amendment or other modification to this Agreement or any other Loan Document may be effected as set forth in Section 9.02, that no consent of such Borrowing Subsidiary shall be required to effect any such amendment or other modification and that such Borrowing Subsidiary shall be bound by this Agreement or any other Loan Document (if it is theretofore a party thereto) as so amended or modified.
SECTION 2.22. Extension of Maturity Date. (a) The Company may, up to two times after the Effective Date, by written notice (an “Extension Notice”) delivered to the Administrative Agent, request an extension (each, an “Extension”) of the Maturity Date to a date no later than the first anniversary of the then existing Maturity Date (such existing Maturity Date, the “Existing Maturity Date”), provided that not more than a single Extension may be effected in any period of 12 consecutive months and, after giving effect thereto, the Maturity Date may not be more than five years after the applicable Extension Closing Date.
(b) The Administrative Agent shall promptly furnish a copy of each Extension Notice to each Lender, and shall request that each Lender advise the Administrative Agent whether or not such Lender agrees to the requested Extension within 20 days of delivery to such Lender of such Extension Notice; provided that any Lender that does not advise the Administrative Agent by the 20th day after the date of such Extension Notice shall be deemed to be have declined the requested Extension (each Lender agreeing to the requested Extension being called an “Extending Lender”, and each Lender declining or deemed to have declined to agree to the requested Extension being called a “Non-Extending Lender”). The decision to agree or withhold agreement to any Extension hereunder shall be at the sole discretion of each Lender. If Lenders constituting not less than the Required Lenders shall have agreed to extend the Maturity Date before the




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anniversary of the Effective Date immediately following the delivery of the applicable Extension Notice, then, effective as of the Extension Closing Date with respect thereto, the Maturity Date applicable to the Extending Lenders shall be the first anniversary of the Existing Maturity Date; provided that no extension of the Maturity Date pursuant to this Section 2.22 shall become effective unless (the first date on which such consent of the Required Lenders is obtained and the conditions specified in this proviso are satisfied with respect to the applicable Extension being called the “Extension Closing Date”) (A) the representations and warranties of each Loan Party set forth in the Loan Documents shall be true and correct (x) in the case of the representations and warranties qualified as to materiality, in all respects and (y) otherwise, in all material respects, in each case on and as of the Extension Closing Date, except in the case of any such representation and warranty that expressly relates to a prior date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be so true and correct on and as of such prior date, (B) on the Extension Closing Date, no Default shall have occurred and be continuing prior to or after giving effect thereto and (C) the Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate dated as of the Extension Closing Date and executed by a Financial Officer of the Company to the effect that the conditions set forth in clauses (A) and (B) above have been satisfied. The Commitment of each Non-Extending Lender shall terminate on the Existing Maturity Date, and the principal amount of any outstanding Loans made by such Non-Extending Lender, together with any accrued interest thereon, and any accrued fees and other amounts payable to or for the account of such Non-Extending Lender hereunder shall be due and payable on the Existing Maturity Date. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this paragraph, the terms “Availability Period” and “Maturity Date” (without taking into consideration any extension pursuant to this Section 2.22), as such terms are used in reference to any Issuing Bank or any Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank or in reference to any Swingline Lender or any Swingline Loans, may not be extended with respect to any Issuing Bank or any Swingline Lender without the prior written consent of such Issuing Bank or such Swingline Lender (it being understood and agreed that in the event any Issuing Bank or any Swingline Lender shall not have consented to any Extension, (1) such Issuing Bank shall continue to have all the rights and obligations of an Issuing Bank hereunder and such Swingline Lender shall continue to have all the rights and obligations of a Swingline Lender hereunder through the applicable Existing Maturity Date (or the Availability Period determined on the basis thereof, as applicable), and thereafter shall have no obligation to issue, amend or extend any Letter of Credit or to make any Swingline Loan, as applicable (but shall, in each case, continue to be entitled to the benefits of Sections 2.05, 2.06, 2.15, 2.17 and 9.03 as to Letters of Credit issued or Swingline Loans made prior to such time), and (2) the Borrowers shall cause the LC Exposure attributable to Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank to be zero no later than the day on which such LC Exposure would have been required to have been reduced to zero in accordance with the terms hereof without giving effect to the effectiveness of the extension of the applicable Existing Maturity Date pursuant to this Section (and in any event, no later than such Existing Maturity Date) and shall repay the principal amount of all outstanding Swingline Loans, together with any accrued interest thereon, on the Existing Maturity Date).




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ARTICLE III

Representations and Warranties
Each of the Borrowers represents and warrants to the Lenders that:
SECTION 3.01. Organization; Powers. Each Loan Party and each Material Subsidiary is duly organized, validly existing and (to the extent the concept is applicable in such jurisdiction) in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its organization, has all power and authority and all material Governmental Approvals required for the ownership and operation of its properties and the conduct of its business as now conducted and as proposed to be conducted and, except where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, is qualified to do business, and is in good standing, in every jurisdiction where such qualification is required.
SECTION 3.02. Authorization; Enforceability. The Transactions to be entered into by each Loan Party are within such Loan Party’s corporate or other organizational powers and have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or other organizational and, if required, stockholder or other equity holder action of each Loan Party. This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by each of the Company and the other Borrowers and constitutes, and each other Loan Document to which any Loan Party is to be a party, when executed and delivered by such Loan Party, will constitute, a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Company, the other Borrowers or such Loan Party, as the case may be, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and to general principles of equity, regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law.
SECTION 3.03. Governmental Approvals; Absence of Conflicts. The Transactions (a) do not require any consent or approval of, registration or filing with or any other action by any Governmental Authority required to be made or obtained by the Company or any other Loan Party, except such as have been obtained or made and are in full force and effect, (b) will not violate any applicable law, including any order of any Governmental Authority, (c) will not violate the charter, by-laws or other organizational documents of the Company or any Subsidiary, (d) will not violate or result (alone or with notice or lapse of time, or both) in a default under any indenture or other material agreement or instrument binding upon the Company or any Subsidiary or any of their assets, or give rise to a right thereunder to require any payment, repurchase or redemption to be made by the Company or any Subsidiary, or give rise to a right of, or result in, any termination, cancellation, acceleration or right of renegotiation of any obligation thereunder, and (e) will not result in the creation or imposition of any Lien (other than Liens permitted by Section 6.02) on any asset of the Company or any Subsidiary, except in the case of each of clauses (b) and (d), as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.




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SECTION 3.04. Financial Condition; No Material Adverse Change.
(a) The Company has heretofore furnished to the Lenders (i) its consolidated balance sheet and consolidated statements of comprehensive income, stockholders’ equity (or deficit) and cash flows as of and for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, audited by and accompanied by the opinion of KPMG LLP, independent registered public accounting firm, and (ii) its unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets and condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income, stockholders’ equity (or deficit) and cash flows as of and for the fiscal quarters and the portions of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, June 30, 2019 and September 30, 2019. Such financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position, results of operations and cash flows of the Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries as of such date and for such period in accordance with GAAP, subject to, in the case of the financial statements referred to in clause (ii) above, normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of certain footnotes.
(b) Since December 31, 2018, there has been no event or condition that has resulted, or would reasonably be expected to result, in a material adverse change in the business, assets, operations or financial condition of the Company and the Subsidiaries, taken as a whole.
SECTION 3.05. Properties. (a) The Company and each Subsidiary has good title to, or valid leasehold interests in, all its property, except where the failure to have such title or interest would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
(b) To the knowledge of the Company, the Company and each Subsidiary owns, or possesses the right to use, all IP Assets or licenses of IP Assets that are necessary for the conduct of its business as currently conducted, except as, individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. To the knowledge of the Company, no IP Assets or licenses of IP Assets used by the Company or any Subsidiary in the operation of its business infringes upon the rights of any other Person, except for any such infringements that, individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
SECTION 3.06. Litigation and Environmental Matters. (a) There are no actions, suits or proceedings by or before any arbitrator or Governmental Authority pending against or, to the knowledge of the Company or any Subsidiary, threatened against or affecting the Company or any Subsidiary that (i) would reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to result in a Material Adverse Effect or (ii) involve any of the Loan Documents or the Transactions.
(b) Except with respect to any matters that, individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, none of the Company or any Subsidiary (i) has failed to comply with any Environmental Law or to obtain, maintain or comply with any permit, license or other approval required under any Environmental Law, (ii) has become subject to any Environmental Liability, (iii) has received notice of any




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claim with respect to any Environmental Liability or (iv) knows of any basis for any Environmental Liability.
SECTION 3.07. Compliance with Laws and Agreements; No Default. The Company and each Subsidiary is in compliance with all laws, including all orders of Governmental Authorities, applicable to it or its property and all indentures, agreements and other instruments binding upon it or its property, except where the failure to comply, individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. No Default has occurred and is continuing.
SECTION 3.08. Investment Company Status. None of the Loan Parties are required to be registered as an investment company under the U.S. Investment Company Act of 1940.
SECTION 3.09. Taxes. The Company and each Subsidiary has timely filed or caused to be filed all Tax returns and reports required to have been filed and has paid or caused to be paid all Taxes required to have been paid by it, except (a) Taxes that are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which the Company or such Subsidiary, as applicable, has set aside on its books adequate reserves or (b) to the extent that the failure to do so would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
SECTION 3.10. ERISA. No ERISA Events have occurred or are reasonably expected to occur that would, in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. The excess of the present value of all accumulated benefit obligations under each Plan (based on the assumptions used for purposes of Accounting Standards Codification Topic 715) over the fair value of the assets of such Plan, as of the date of the most recent financial statements reflecting such amounts, did not, and would not reasonably be expected to, result in a Material Adverse Effect. The excess of the present value of all accumulated benefit obligations of all underfunded Plans (based on the assumptions used for purposes of Accounting Standards Codification Topic 715) over the fair value of the assets of all such underfunded Plans, as of the date or dates of the most recent financial statements reflecting such amounts, did not, and would not reasonably be expected to, result in a Material Adverse Effect.
SECTION 3.11. Disclosure. The Borrowers have disclosed to the Lenders all agreements, instruments and corporate or other restrictions to which the Company or any Subsidiary is subject, and all other matters known to the Borrowers, that, individually or in the aggregate, would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect; provided that such agreements, instruments and corporate or other restrictions and other matters shall be deemed to have been disclosed if and when such documents or information, as applicable, have been made available in the annual, quarterly or current reports of the Company filed with the SEC and publicly available on the website of the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. None of the reports, financial statements, certificates or other written information or information formally presented in bank or due diligence meetings or conference calls, in each case, furnished by or on behalf of the Company or any Subsidiary to the Administrative Agent,




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any Arranger or any Lender in connection with the negotiation of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, included herein or therein or furnished hereunder or thereunder (as modified or supplemented by other information so furnished) contains any material misstatement of fact or omits to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided that, with respect to forecasts or projected financial information, each of the Borrowers represents only that such information was prepared in good faith based upon assumptions believed by it to be reasonable at the time made and at the time so furnished and, if furnished prior to the Effective Date, as of the Effective Date (it being understood that such forecasts and projections may vary from actual results and that such variances may be material).
SECTION 3.12. Federal Reserve Regulations. No part of the proceeds of the Loans will be used, directly or indirectly, for any purpose that entails a violation (including on the part of any Lender) of Regulation U or X of the Board of Governors. Not more than 25% of the value of the assets subject to any restrictions on the sale, pledge or other disposition of assets under this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any other agreement between the Company or any Subsidiary and any Lender or Affiliate of a Lender will at any time be represented by margin stock.
SECTION 3.13. Borrowing Subsidiaries. (a) Each Foreign Borrowing Subsidiary is subject to civil and commercial laws with respect to its obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which it is a party, and the execution, delivery and performance by such Foreign Borrowing Subsidiary of this Agreement and any other Loan Documents to which it is a party constitute and will constitute private and commercial acts and not public or governmental acts. Neither any Foreign Borrowing Subsidiary nor any of its property has any immunity from jurisdiction of any court or from any legal process (whether through service or notice, attachment prior to judgment, attachment in aid of execution, execution or otherwise) under the laws of the jurisdiction in which such Foreign Borrowing Subsidiary is organized and existing in respect of its obligations under this Agreement and any other Loan Documents to which it is a party.
(b) This Agreement and each other Loan Document to which any Foreign Borrowing Subsidiary is a party are in proper legal form under the laws of the jurisdiction in which such Foreign Borrowing Subsidiary is organized and existing for the enforcement thereof against such Foreign Borrowing Subsidiary under the laws of such jurisdiction and to ensure the legality, validity, enforceability, priority or admissibility in evidence of this Agreement and such other Loan Documents. It is not necessary, in order to ensure the legality, validity, enforceability, priority or admissibility in evidence of this Agreement or any other Loan Document to which any Foreign Borrowing Subsidiary is a party, that this Agreement or any other such Loan Document be filed, registered or recorded with, or executed or notarized before, any court or other authority in the jurisdiction in which such Foreign Borrowing Subsidiary is organized and existing or that any registration charge or stamp or similar tax be paid on or in respect of this Agreement or any such other Loan Document, except for (i) any such filing, registration, recording, execution or notarization




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as has been made or is not required to be made until this Agreement or such other Loan Document is sought to be enforced and (ii) any charge or tax as has been timely paid or is not required to be paid until this Agreement or such other Loan Document is sought to be enforced.
(c) The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and each other Loan Document to which any Foreign Borrowing Subsidiary is a party are, under applicable foreign exchange control regulations of the jurisdiction in which such Foreign Borrowing Subsidiary is organized and existing, not subject to any notification or authorization, except (i) such as have been made or obtained or (ii) such as cannot be made or obtained until a later date (provided that any notification or authorization described in clause (ii) shall be made or obtained as soon as is reasonably practicable).
SECTION 3.14. Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions. The Company has implemented and maintains in effect policies and procedures designed to promote compliance by the Company, the Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions, and the Company and the Subsidiaries and, to the Company’s knowledge and in connection with their activities for the Company and the Subsidiaries, the respective officers, employees, directors and agents of the Company and the Subsidiaries are in compliance with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions in all material respects. None of (a) the Company, any Subsidiary or any of their respective directors or officers or (b) to the knowledge of the Company, any employee of the Company or any Subsidiary, or any agent of the Company or any Subsidiary that will act in any capacity in connection with the credit facility established hereby, is a Sanctioned Person. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is located, organized or resident in a Sanctioned Country. The Transactions will not violate any Anti-Corruption Law or applicable Sanctions.
ARTICLE IV

Conditions
SECTION 4.01. Effective Date. The obligations of the Lenders to make Loans and of the Issuing Banks to issue Letters of Credit hereunder shall not become effective until the date on which each of the following conditions shall be satisfied (or waived in accordance with Section 9.02):
(a) The Administrative Agent shall have received from each party hereto either (i) a counterpart of this Agreement signed on behalf of such party or (ii) evidence satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (which may include a facsimile or other electronic transmission) that such party has signed a counterpart of this Agreement.
(b) The Administrative Agent shall have received a favorable written opinion (addressed to the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Issuing Banks and dated the Effective Date) of each of (i) Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, counsel for the




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Borrowers, and (ii) local counsel for the Borrowers in each jurisdiction in which any Borrower is organized, and the laws of which are not covered by the opinion letter referred to in clause (i) above, in each case in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
(c) The Administrative Agent shall have received such documents and certificates as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request relating to the organization, existence and good standing of each Borrower, the authorization of the Transactions and any other legal matters relating to the Borrowers, the Loan Documents or the Transactions, all in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
(d) The Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate, dated the Effective Date and signed by the chief executive officer or the chief financial officer of the Company, confirming satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Sections 4.02(a) and 4.02(b).
(e) The Administrative Agent shall have received all fees and other amounts due and payable on or prior to the Effective Date, including, to the extent invoiced, payment or reimbursement of all fees and expenses (including fees, charges and disbursements of counsel) required to be paid or reimbursed by any Borrower under the Fee Letter or any Loan Document.
(f) At least three days prior to the Effective Date, the Lenders shall have received all documentation and other information required by bank regulatory authorities under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the USA PATRIOT Act, and if any Borrower qualifies as a “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, a Beneficial Ownership Certification in relation to such Borrower, in each case, to the extent requested in writing (which may be by email) at least 10 days’ prior to the Effective Date.
(g) All principal, interest, fees and other amounts due or outstanding under the Existing Credit Agreement shall have been paid in full, the commitments thereunder shall have been or substantially concurrently shall be terminated, all letters of credit issued thereunder shall have expired or been terminated or shall be Existing Letters of Credit, and the Administrative Agent shall have received reasonably satisfactory evidence thereof.
The Administrative Agent shall notify the Company and the Lenders of the Effective Date, and such notice shall be conclusive and binding. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the obligations of the Lenders to make Loans and of the Issuing Bank to issue Letters of Credit hereunder shall not become effective unless each of the foregoing conditions shall have been satisfied (or waived in accordance with Section 9.02) at or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 12, 2019 (and, in the event such conditions shall not have been so satisfied or waived, the Commitments shall terminate at such time).




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SECTION 4.02. Each Credit Event. The obligation of each Lender to make a Loan on the occasion of any Borrowing (other than any conversion or continuation of any Loan), and of each Issuing Bank to issue, amend to increase the amount thereof or extend any Letter of Credit, is subject to receipt of the request therefor in accordance herewith and to the satisfaction of the following conditions:
(a) The representations and warranties of each Loan Party set forth in the Loan Documents (except, after the Effective Date, the representations and warranties set forth in Sections 3.04(b) and 3.06(a)) shall be true and correct (i) in the case of the representations and warranties qualified as to materiality, in all respects and (ii) otherwise, in all material respects, in each case on and as of the date of such Borrowing or the date of issuance, amendment or extension of such Letter of Credit, as applicable, except in the case of any such representation and warranty that expressly relates to a prior date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be so true and correct on and as of such prior date.
(b) At the time of and immediately after giving effect to such Borrowing or the issuance, amendment or extension of such Letter of Credit, as applicable, no Default shall have occurred and be continuing.
On the date of any Borrowing (other than any conversion or continuation of any Loan) or the issuance, amendment to increase the amount thereof or extension of any Letter of Credit, the Company and the other Borrowers shall be deemed to have represented and warranted that the conditions specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Section have been satisfied and that, after giving effect to such Borrowing, or such issuance, amendment or extension of a Letter of Credit, the Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure (or any component thereof) shall not exceed the maximum amount thereof (or the maximum amount of any such component) specified in Section 2.01, 2.04(a), 2.05(a) or 2.06(b).
SECTION 4.03. Conditions to Initial Borrowing by each Borrowing Subsidiary. The obligations of the Lenders to make Loans and of the Issuing Banks to issue Letters of Credit hereunder to or for the account of any Borrowing Subsidiary shall not become effective until the date on which each of the following additional conditions shall be satisfied (or waived in accordance with Section 9.02):
(a) The Administrative Agent shall have received such documents and certificates, including such opinions of counsel, as the Administrative Agent or its counsel may reasonably request relating to the organization, existence and good standing of such Borrowing Subsidiary, the authorization of the Transactions by such Borrowing Subsidiary, the incumbency of the Persons executing any Loan Document on behalf of such Borrowing Subsidiary and any other legal matters reasonably relating to such Borrowing Subsidiary, this Agreement, its Borrowing Subsidiary Agreement or the Transactions, all in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.




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(b) The Lenders shall have received all documentation and other information required by bank regulatory authorities under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the USA PATRIOT Act, and if such Borrowing Subsidiary qualifies as a “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, a Beneficial Ownership Certification in relation to such Borrowing Subsidiary.
ARTICLE V

Affirmative Covenants
Until the Commitments shall have expired or been terminated, the principal of and interest on each Loan and all fees payable hereunder shall have been paid in full, all Letters of Credit shall have expired or been terminated and all LC Disbursements shall have been reimbursed, each of the Company and, with respect to itself, each of the other Borrowers covenants and agrees with the Lenders that:
SECTION 5.01. Financial Statements and Other Information. The Company will furnish to the Administrative Agent, on behalf of each Lender:
(a) within 90 days after the end of each fiscal year of the Company, its audited consolidated balance sheet and related consolidated statements of comprehensive income, stockholders’ equity (or deficit) and cash flows as of the end of and for such fiscal year, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the prior fiscal year, all audited by and accompanied by the opinion of KPMG LLP or another independent registered public accounting firm of recognized national standing (without a “going concern” or like qualification or exception and without any qualification or exception as to the scope of such audit) to the effect that such consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position, results of operations and cash flows of the Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis as of the end of and for such year in accordance with GAAP;
(b) within 45 days after the end of each of the first three fiscal quarters of each fiscal year of the Company, its condensed consolidated balance sheet as of the end of such fiscal quarter, related condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income for such fiscal quarter and the then elapsed portion of the fiscal year and the related statements of cash flows for the then elapsed portion of such fiscal year, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the corresponding period or periods of (or, in the case of the balance sheet, as of the end of) the prior fiscal year, all certified by a Financial Officer of the Company as presenting fairly, in all material respects, the financial position, results of operations and cash flows of the Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis as of the end of and for such fiscal quarter and such portion of the fiscal year in accordance with GAAP, subject to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of certain footnotes;




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(c) concurrently with each delivery of financial statements under clause (a) or (b) above, a completed Compliance Certificate signed by a Financial Officer of the Company, (i) certifying as to whether a Default has occurred and, if a Default has occurred, specifying the details thereof and any action taken or proposed to be taken with respect thereto, (ii) setting forth reasonably detailed calculations demonstrating compliance with Section 6.06 and (iii) if any change in GAAP or in the application thereof has occurred since the date of the consolidated balance sheet of the Company most recently theretofore delivered under clause (a) or (b) above (or, prior to the first such delivery, referred to in Section 3.04) that has had, or could have, a significant effect on the calculation of the Leverage Ratio, specifying the nature of such change and the effect thereof on such calculations;
(d) promptly after the same become publicly available, copies of all periodic and other reports, proxy statements and other materials filed by the Company or any Subsidiary with the SEC or with any national securities exchange, or distributed by the Company to its shareholders generally, as the case may be;
(e) promptly after any request therefor by the Administrative Agent or any Lender, copies of (i) any documents described in Section 101(k)(1) of ERISA that the Company or any of its ERISA Affiliates may request with respect to any Multiemployer Plan and (ii) any notices described in Section 101(l)(1) of ERISA that the Company or any of its ERISA Affiliates may request with respect to any Multiemployer Plan; provided that if the Company or any of its ERISA Affiliates has not requested such documents or notices from the administrator or sponsor of the applicable Multiemployer Plan, the Company or the applicable ERISA Affiliate shall promptly make a request for such documents and notices from such administrator or sponsor and shall provide copies of such documents and notices promptly after receipt thereof;
(f) promptly after any request therefor, all documentation and other information that any Lender may reasonably request in order to comply with ongoing obligations under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the USA Patriot Act and the Beneficial Ownership Regulation; and
(g) promptly after any request therefor, such other information regarding the operations, business affairs, assets, liabilities (including contingent liabilities) and financial condition of the Company or any Subsidiary, or compliance with the terms of any Loan Document, as the Administrative Agent or any Lender may reasonably request.
Information required to be delivered pursuant to clause (a), (b) or (d) this Section shall be deemed to have been delivered if and when such information, or one or more annual or quarterly reports containing such information, shall have been posted by the Administrative Agent on an Approved Electronic Platform to which the Lenders have been granted access or shall be publicly available on the website of the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Information




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required to be delivered pursuant to this Section may also be delivered by electronic communications pursuant to procedures approved by the Administrative Agent. In the event any financial statements delivered under clause (a) or (b) above shall be restated, the Company shall deliver, promptly after such restated financial statements become available, revised Compliance Certificates with respect to the periods covered thereby that give effect to such restatement, signed by a Financial Officer of the Company.
SECTION 5.02. Notices of Material Events. The Company will furnish to the Administrative Agent, promptly upon any Responsible Officer acquiring knowledge thereof, written notice of the following:
(a) the occurrence of, or receipt by the Company of any written notice claiming the occurrence of, any Default;
(b) the filing or commencement of any action, suit or proceeding by or before any arbitrator or Governmental Authority against or affecting the Company or any Subsidiary, or any adverse development in any such pending action, suit or proceeding not previously disclosed in writing by the Company to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, that in each case would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect or that in any manner questions the validity of any Loan Document;
(c) the occurrence of any ERISA Event that, alone or together with any other ERISA Events that have occurred, would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect; and
(d) any other development that has resulted, or would reasonably be expected to result, in a Material Adverse Effect.
Each notice delivered under this Section shall be accompanied by a statement of a Financial Officer or other executive officer of the Company (in the case of clause (a) above, stating that it is a “notice of default”) setting forth the details of the event or development requiring such notice and any action taken or proposed to be taken with respect thereto.
SECTION 5.03. Existence; Conduct of Business. (a) The Company and each Subsidiary will do or cause to be done all things reasonably necessary to preserve, renew and keep in full force and effect (i) its rights, licenses, permits, privileges, franchises and IP Assets, except, in each case, to the extent the failure to do any of the foregoing, individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, and (ii) in the case of any Borrower, its legal existence; provided that the foregoing shall not prohibit any transaction permitted under Section 6.03.
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individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
SECTION 5.04. Payment of Taxes. The Company and each Subsidiary will pay its obligations, including Tax liabilities, before the same shall become delinquent or in default, except where (a)(i) the validity or amount thereof is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings, (ii) the Company or such Subsidiary has set aside on its books reserves with respect thereto to the extent required by GAAP and (iii) such contest effectively suspends collection of the contested obligation and the enforcement of any Lien securing such obligation or (b) the failure to make payment would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
SECTION 5.05. Maintenance of Properties. The Company and each Subsidiary will keep and maintain all property material to the conduct of its business in good working order and condition, ordinary wear and tear excepted and except to the extent the failure to do so would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
SECTION 5.06. Insurance. The Company and each Subsidiary will maintain, with financially sound and reputable insurance companies, insurance in such amounts (with no greater risk retention) and against such risks as are customarily maintained by companies of established repute engaged in the same or similar businesses operating in the same or similar locations.
SECTION 5.07. Books and Records; Inspection and Audit Rights. The Company and each Subsidiary will keep proper books of record and account in which full, true and correct entries in accordance with GAAP and applicable law are made of all dealings and transactions in relation to its business and activities. The Company and each Subsidiary will permit the Administrative Agent or any Lender, and any agent designated by any of the foregoing, upon reasonable prior notice, (a) to visit and inspect its properties, (b) to examine and make extracts from its books and records and (c) to discuss its operations, business affairs, assets, liabilities (including contingent liabilities) and financial condition with its officers and independent registered public accounting firm, all at such reasonable times and as often as reasonably requested.
SECTION 5.08. Compliance with Laws. The Company and each Subsidiary will comply with all laws and will maintain in full force and effect all Governmental Approvals, in each case, applicable to it or its property, except where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. The Company will maintain in effect and enforce policies and procedures designed to promote compliance by the Company, the Subsidiaries and, in connection with their activities for the Company and the Subsidiaries, their respective directors, officers, employees and agents with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions.
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ARTICLE VI

Negative Covenants
Until the Commitments shall have expired or been terminated, the principal of and interest on each Loan and all fees payable hereunder shall have been paid in full, all Letters of Credit shall have expired or been terminated and all LC Disbursements shall have been reimbursed, each of the Company and, with respect to itself, each of the Borrowing Subsidiaries covenants and agrees with the Lenders that:
SECTION 6.01. Subsidiary Indebtedness. The Company will not permit any Subsidiary (other than any Subsidiary Guarantor) to create, incur, assume or permit to exist any Indebtedness, except:
(a) Indebtedness created under the Loan Documents;
(b) Indebtedness existing on the date hereof and set forth on Schedule 6.01, and any extensions, renewals and refinancings thereof that do not increase the outstanding principal amount thereof except by an amount no greater than accrued and unpaid interest with respect to such Indebtedness and any reasonable fees, premium and expenses relating to such extension, renewal or refinancing;
(c) Indebtedness owed to the Company or any Subsidiary; provided that such Indebtedness shall not have been transferred or assigned to any Person other than the Company or any Subsidiary;
(d) Guarantees by any Subsidiary of Indebtedness of any other Subsidiary permitted under this Section 6.01; provided that no Subsidiary shall Guarantee Indebtedness that it would not have been permitted to incur under this Section 6.01 if it were a primary obligor thereon;
(e) Indebtedness incurred to finance the acquisition, construction or improvement of any fixed or capital assets, including Capitalized Lease Obligations, or assumed in connection with the acquisition of any fixed or capital assets, provided that the principal amount of such Indebtedness does not exceed the cost of acquiring, constructing or improving such fixed or capital assets, and any extensions, renewals and refinancings thereof that do not increase the outstanding principal amount thereof except by an amount no greater than accrued and unpaid interest with respect to such Indebtedness and any reasonable fees, premium and expenses relating to such extension, renewal or refinancing;




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(f) Indebtedness of any Person that becomes a Subsidiary (or of any Person not previously a Subsidiary that is merged or consolidated with or into a Subsidiary in a transaction permitted hereunder) after the date hereof, or Indebtedness of any Person that is assumed by any Subsidiary in connection with an acquisition of assets by such Subsidiary in a transaction permitted hereunder, provided that such Indebtedness exists at the time such Person becomes a Subsidiary (or is so merged or consolidated) or such assets are acquired and is not created in contemplation of or in connection with such Person becoming a Subsidiary (or such merger or consolidation) or such assets being acquired, and any extensions, renewals and refinancings thereof that do not increase the outstanding principal amount thereof except by an amount no greater than accrued and unpaid interest with respect to such obligations and any reasonable fees, premium and expenses relating to such extension, renewal or refinancing;
(g) Indebtedness owed in respect of any overdrafts and related liabilities arising from treasury, depository and cash management services or in connection with any automated clearing-house transfers of funds; provided that such Indebtedness shall be repaid in full within five Business Days of the incurrence thereof;
(h) Indebtedness in respect of letters of credit, bank guarantees and similar instruments issued for the account of any Subsidiary in the ordinary course of business supporting obligations under (i) workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and other social security laws and (ii) bids, trade contracts, leases (other than Capitalized Lease Obligations), statutory obligations, surety and appeal bonds, performance bonds and obligations of a like nature; and
(i) other Indebtedness, provided that the sum, without duplication, of (i) the aggregate principal amount of outstanding Indebtedness permitted by this clause (i), (ii) the aggregate principal amount of outstanding obligations secured by Liens permitted by Section 6.02(k) and (iii) the aggregate amount of Attributable Debt in respect of Sale/Leaseback Transactions permitted by Section 6.04(b) shall not at any time exceed US$300,000,000.
SECTION 6.02. Liens. Neither the Company nor any Subsidiary will create, incur, assume or permit to exist any Lien on any asset now owned or hereafter acquired by it, or assign or sell any income or revenues (including accounts receivable and royalties) or rights in respect of any thereof, except:
(a) Liens created under the Loan Documents;
(b) Permitted Encumbrances;
(c) any Lien on any asset of the Company or any Subsidiary existing on the date hereof and set forth on Schedule 6.02; provided that (i) such Lien shall not apply to any other asset of the Company or any Subsidiary and (ii) such Lien shall secure




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only those obligations that it secures on the date hereof and any extensions, renewals and refinancings thereof that do not increase the outstanding principal amount thereof except by an amount no greater than accrued and unpaid interest with respect to such obligations and any reasonable fees, premium and expenses relating to such extension, renewal or refinancing;
(d) any Lien existing on any asset prior to the acquisition thereof by the Company or any Subsidiary or existing on any asset of any Person that becomes a Subsidiary (or of any Person not previously a Subsidiary that is merged or consolidated with or into the Company or a Subsidiary in a transaction permitted hereunder) after the date hereof prior to the time such Person becomes a Subsidiary (or is so merged or consolidated); provided that (i) such Lien is not created in contemplation of or in connection with such acquisition or such Person becoming a Subsidiary (or such merger or consolidation), (ii) such Lien shall not apply to any other asset of the Company or any Subsidiary (other than, in the case of any such merger or consolidation, the assets of any Subsidiary that is a party thereto) and (iii) such Lien shall secure only those obligations that it secures on the date of such acquisition or the date such Person becomes a Subsidiary (or is so merged or consolidated), and any extensions, renewals and refinancings thereof that do not increase the outstanding principal amount thereof except by an amount no greater than accrued and unpaid interest with respect to such obligations and any reasonable fees, premium and expenses relating to such extension, renewal or refinancing;
(e) Liens on fixed or capital assets acquired, constructed or improved by the Company or any Subsidiary; provided that (i) such Liens secure only Indebtedness permitted by Section 6.01(e) or, for the avoidance of doubt, Indebtedness of the type referred to in Section 6.01(e) that would be permitted to be incurred by the Company or any Subsidiary Guarantor under Section 6.01(e) if it were subject to Section 6.01 and obligations relating thereto not constituting Indebtedness and (ii) such Liens shall not apply to any other asset of the Company or any Subsidiary (other than the proceeds and products thereof); provided further that in the event purchase money obligations are owed to any Person with respect to financing of more than one purchase of any fixed or capital assets, such Liens may secure all such purchase money obligations and may apply to all such fixed or capital assets financed by such Person;
(f) in connection with the sale or transfer of any Equity Interests or other assets, customary rights and restrictions contained in agreements relating to such sale or transfer pending the completion thereof;
(g) in the case of (i) any Subsidiary that is not a wholly-owned Subsidiary or (ii) the Equity Interests in any Person that is not a Subsidiary, any encumbrance or restriction, including any put and call arrangements, related to Equity Interests in such Subsidiary or such other Person set forth in the organizational documents of




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such Subsidiary or such other Person or any related joint venture, shareholders’ or similar agreement;
(h) Liens solely on any cash earnest money deposits, escrow arrangements or similar arrangements made by the Company or any Subsidiary in connection with any letter of intent or purchase agreement for any acquisition or other transaction permitted hereunder;
(i) Liens on cash or cash equivalents securing (i) obligations in respect of Hedging Agreements entered into in the ordinary course of business and (ii) obligations in respect of letters of credit; provided that the aggregate fair value of the assets subject to such Liens in respect of obligations referred to in subclause (ii) shall not at any time exceed US$30,000,000 in the aggregate;
(j) Liens on any asset of a Subsidiary securing Indebtedness of such Subsidiary owed to the Company or to another Subsidiary; provided that such Liens on the assets of any Loan Party may only secure Indebtedness owed to the Company or a Subsidiary Guarantor; and
(k) other Liens securing Indebtedness or other obligations, provided that the sum, without duplication, of (i) the aggregate principal amount of outstanding Indebtedness permitted by Section 6.01(i), (ii) the aggregate principal amount of outstanding obligations secured by Liens permitted by this clause (k) and (iii) the aggregate amount of Attributable Debt in respect of Sale/Leaseback Transactions permitted by Section 6.04(b) shall not at any time exceed US$300,000,000.
SECTION 6.03. Fundamental Changes; Business Activities. (a) Neither the Company nor any Borrowing Subsidiary or Subsidiary Guarantor (or, in the case of liquidation or dissolution, any other Subsidiary) will merge into or consolidate with any other Person, or permit any other Person to merge into or consolidate with it, or liquidate or dissolve, except that, if at the time thereof and immediately after giving effect thereto no Default shall have occurred and be continuing, (i) any Person (including any Borrowing Subsidiary) may merge into the Company in a transaction in which the Company is the surviving corporation, (ii) any Person (other than the Company) may merge into or consolidate with any Borrowing Subsidiary in a transaction in which such Borrowing Subsidiary (or, in the case of any such transaction involving more than one Borrowing Subsidiary, a Borrowing Subsidiary) is the surviving entity, (iii) any Person may merge into or consolidate with any Subsidiary Guarantor in a transaction in which (x) in the case of any such transaction involving the Company, the Company or (y) otherwise, such Subsidiary Guarantor or any Person that, substantially concurrently with the consummation of such transaction, becomes a Subsidiary Guarantor is the surviving entity and (iv) any Subsidiary (other than a Borrowing Subsidiary) may liquidate or dissolve if the Company determines in good faith that such liquidation or dissolution is in the best interests of the Company and is not materially disadvantageous to the Lenders.




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(b) The Company will not, and will not permit the Subsidiaries to, sell, transfer, lease, exclusively license or otherwise dispose of (in one transaction or in a series of transactions, and whether directly or through any merger or consolidation), other than to the Company or one or more Subsidiaries, assets representing all or substantially all the consolidated assets of the Company and the Subsidiaries (whether now owned or hereafter acquired), taken as a whole.
(c) Neither the Company nor any Subsidiary will engage to any material extent in any business other than businesses of the type conducted by the Company and the Subsidiaries on the date hereof and businesses reasonably related, similar, complementary or ancillary thereto or a reasonable extension thereof.
(d) The Company will not permit any Borrowing Subsidiary, for so long as it is a Borrowing Subsidiary, to cease to be a wholly-owned Subsidiary of the Company.
SECTION 6.04. Sale/Leaseback Transactions. Neither the Company nor any Subsidiary will enter into or be a party to any Sale/Leaseback Transaction, except (a) Sale/Leaseback Transactions to which the Company or any Subsidiary is a party as of the date hereof and (b) other Sale/Leaseback Transactions not expressly permitted by clause (a) above, provided that the sum, without duplication, of (i) the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness permitted by Section 6.01(i), (ii) the aggregate principal amount of the outstanding obligations secured by Liens permitted by Section 6.02(k) and (iii) the aggregate amount of Attributable Debt in respect of Sale/Leaseback Transactions permitted by this clause (b) shall not at any time exceed US$300,000,000.
SECTION 6.05. Use of Proceeds. Neither the Company nor any Subsidiary will use part of the proceeds of any Loan or use any Letter of Credit, whether directly or indirectly, for any purpose that violates (including on the part of any Lender) Regulation U or X of the Board of Governors, as in effect from time to time. The Borrowers will not request any Borrowing or Letter of Credit, and the Borrowers shall not use, and the Company shall procure that the Subsidiaries and its and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents shall not use, the proceeds of any Borrowing or Letter of Credit (a) in furtherance of an offer, payment, promise to pay, or authorization of the payment or giving of money, or anything else of value, to any Person in violation of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or in a material violation of any other Anti-Corruption Laws, (b) for the purpose of funding, financing or facilitating any activities, business or transaction of or with any Sanctioned Person, or in any Sanctioned Country, except to the extent permissible for a Person required to comply with Sanctions or (c) in any manner that would result in the violation of any Sanctions applicable to any party hereto.
SECTION 6.06. Leverage Ratio. The Company will not permit the Leverage Ratio at any time to exceed 4.00 to 1.00.
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If any of the following events (“Events of Default”) shall occur:
(a) any Borrower shall fail to pay any principal of any Loan or any reimbursement obligation in respect of any LC Disbursement when and as the same shall become due and payable, whether at the due date thereof or at a date fixed for prepayment thereof or otherwise;
(b) any Borrower shall fail to pay any interest on any Loan or any fee or any other amount (other than an amount referred to in clause (a) of this Article) payable under this Agreement or any other Loan Document, when and as the same shall become due and payable, and such failure shall continue unremedied for a period of three Business Days;
(c) any representation, warranty or statement made or deemed made by or on behalf of the Company or any Subsidiary in any Loan Document or in any report, certificate, financial statement or other information provided pursuant to or in connection with any Loan Document or any amendment or modification thereof or waiver thereunder shall prove to have been incorrect in any material respect when made or deemed made;
(d) any Borrower shall fail to observe or perform any covenant, condition or agreement contained in Section 5.02(a), 5.03 (with respect to any Borrower’s existence) or 5.09 or in Article VI;
(e) any Loan Party shall fail to observe or perform any covenant, condition or agreement contained in any Loan Document (other than those specified in clause (a), (b) or (d) of this Article), and such failure shall continue unremedied for a period of 30 days after notice thereof from the Administrative Agent or any Lender to the Company (with a copy to the Administrative Agent in the case of any such notice from a Lender);
(f) the Company or any Subsidiary shall fail to make any payment (whether of principal, interest, termination payment or other payment obligation and regardless of amount) in respect of any Material Indebtedness, when and as the same shall become due and payable (but only after all the periods of grace, if any, applicable thereto have lapsed);
(g) any event or condition occurs that results in any Material Indebtedness becoming due prior to its scheduled maturity, or to be required to be the prepaid, repurchased, redeemed or defeased prior to its scheduled maturity; provided that this clause (g) shall not apply to (i) any secured Indebtedness that becomes due as a result of the voluntary sale or transfer of the assets securing such Indebtedness, (ii) any Indebtedness that becomes due as a result of a voluntary prepayment, repurchase or redemption thereof or (iii) any Indebtedness incurred to finance an Acquisition that becomes due pursuant to a “special mandatory redemption” or a similar provision on account of such Acquisition not having been consummated;




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(h) an involuntary proceeding shall be commenced or an involuntary petition shall be filed seeking (i) liquidation, reorganization or other relief in respect of the Company or any Material Subsidiary or its debts, or of a substantial part of its assets, under any Federal, state or foreign bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or similar law now or hereafter in effect or (ii) the appointment of a receiver, trustee, custodian, sequestrator, conservator or similar official for the Company or any Material Subsidiary or for a substantial part of its assets, and, in any such case, such proceeding or petition shall continue undismissed for 60 days or an order or decree approving or ordering any of the foregoing shall be entered;
(i) the Company or any Material Subsidiary shall (i) voluntarily commence any proceeding or file any petition seeking liquidation (other than any liquidation permitted by Section 6.03(a)(iv)), reorganization or other relief under any Federal, state or foreign bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or similar law now or hereafter in effect, (ii) consent to the institution of, or fail to contest in a timely and appropriate manner, any proceeding or petition described in clause (h) of this Article, (iii) apply for or consent to the appointment of a receiver, trustee, custodian, sequestrator, conservator or similar official for the Company or any Material Subsidiary or for a substantial part of its assets, (iv) file an answer admitting the material allegations of a petition filed against it in any such proceeding or (v) make a general assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the board of directors (or similar governing body) of the Company or any Material Subsidiary (or any committee thereof) shall adopt any resolution or otherwise authorize any action to approve any of the actions referred to above in this clause (i) or clause (h) of this Article;
(j) the Company or any Material Subsidiary shall admit in writing its inability or fail generally to pay its debts as they become due;
(k) one or more judgments for the payment of money in an aggregate amount in excess of US$75,000,000 (other than any such judgment covered by insurance (other than under a self insurance program) to the extent a claim therefor has been made in writing and liability therefor has not been denied by the insurer and such insurer is financially sound), shall be rendered against the Company, any Material Subsidiary or any combination thereof and the same shall remain undischarged for a period of 30 consecutive days during which execution shall not be effectively stayed, or any action shall be legally taken by a judgment creditor to attach or levy upon any assets of the Company or any Material Subsidiary to enforce any such judgment;
(l) one or more ERISA Events shall have occurred that would, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect;
(m) any Guarantee purported to be created under any Loan Document shall cease to be, or shall be asserted by any Loan Party not to be, in full force and effect, except, in the case of a Guarantee by a Subsidiary Guarantor, as expressly provided in Section 9.20; or




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(n) a Change in Control shall occur;
then, and in every such event (other than an event with respect to any Borrower described in clause (h) or (i) of this Article), and at any time thereafter during the continuance of such event, the Administrative Agent may with the consent, and shall at the request, of the Required Lenders, by notice to the Company, take any or all of the following actions, at the same or different times:  (i) terminate the Commitments, and thereupon the Commitments shall terminate immediately, (ii) declare the Loans then outstanding to be due and payable in whole (or in part (but ratably as among the Loans at the time outstanding), in which case any principal not so declared to be due and payable may thereafter be declared to be due and payable), and thereupon the principal of the Loans so declared to be due and payable, together with accrued interest thereon and all fees and other obligations of the Borrowers hereunder, shall become due and payable immediately, and (iii) require the deposit of cash collateral in respect of LC Exposure as provided in Section 2.06(i), in each case without presentment, demand, protest or other notice of any kind, all of which are hereby waived by the Company and each Borrowing Subsidiary; and in the case of any event with respect to any Borrower described in clause (h) or (i) of this Article, the Commitments shall automatically terminate, the principal of the Loans then outstanding, together with accrued interest thereon and all fees and other obligations of the Company and each Borrowing Subsidiary hereunder, shall immediately and automatically become due and payable and the deposit of such cash collateral in respect of LC Exposure shall immediately and automatically become due, in each case without presentment, demand, protest or other notice of any kind, all of which are hereby waived by the Company and each Borrowing Subsidiary.
ARTICLE VIII

The Administrative Agent
SECTION 8.01. Authorization and Action. (a) Each of the Lenders and the Issuing Banks hereby irrevocably appoints the entity named as Administrative Agent in the heading of this Agreement and its successors and assigns to serve as Administrative Agent under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, and authorizes the Administrative Agent to take such actions on its behalf and to exercise such powers as are delegated to the Administrative Agent by the terms of the Loan Documents, together with such actions and powers as are reasonably incidental thereto.
(b) Any Person serving as Administrative Agent hereunder shall have the same rights and powers in its capacity as a Lender or an Issuing Bank as any other Lender or Issuing Bank and may exercise the same as though it were not the Administrative Agent, and such Person and its Affiliates may accept deposits from, lend money to, own securities of, act as the financial advisor or in any other advisory capacity for and generally engage in any kind of business with the Company or any Subsidiary or other Affiliate thereof as if such Person were not the Administrative Agent hereunder and without any duty to account therefor to the Lenders or the Issuing Banks.




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(c) The Administrative Agent shall not have any duties or obligations except those expressly set forth in the Loan Documents, and the duties of the Administrative Agent hereunder shall be administrative in nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, (a) the Administrative Agent shall not be subject to any fiduciary or other implied duties, regardless of whether a Default has occurred and is continuing (and it is understood and agreed that the use of the term “agent” herein or in any other Loan Documents (or any other similar term) with reference to the Administrative Agent is not intended to connote any fiduciary or other implied (or express) obligations arising under agency doctrine of any applicable law, and that such term is used as a matter of market custom and is intended to create or reflect only an administrative relationship between contracting parties), (b) the Administrative Agent shall not have any duty to take any discretionary action or to exercise any discretionary power, except discretionary rights and powers expressly contemplated by the Loan Documents that the Administrative Agent is required to exercise as directed in writing by the Required Lenders (or such other number or percentage of the Lenders as shall be necessary, or as the Administrative Agent shall believe in good faith to be necessary, under the circumstances as provided in the Loan Documents), provided that the Administrative Agent shall not be required to take any action that, in its opinion, could expose the Administrative Agent to liability or be contrary to any Loan Document or applicable law, including any action that may be in violation of the automatic stay under any requirement of law relating to bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization or relief of debtors or that may effect a forfeiture, modification or termination of property of a Defaulting Lender in violation of any requirement of law relating to bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization or relief of debtors; provided, that the Administrative Agent may seek clarification or direction from the Required Lenders prior to the exercise of any such instructed action and may refrain from acting until such clarification or direction has been provided, and (c) except as expressly set forth in the Loan Documents, the Administrative Agent shall not have any duty to disclose, and shall not be liable for the failure to disclose, any information relating to the Company, any Subsidiary or any other Affiliate of the Company that is communicated to or obtained by the Person serving as the Administrative Agent or any of its Affiliates in any capacity. The Administrative Agent shall not be liable for any action taken or not taken by it with the consent or at the request of the Required Lenders (or such other number or percentage of the Lenders as shall be necessary, or as the Administrative Agent shall believe in good faith to be necessary, under the circumstances as provided in the Loan Documents) or in the absence of its own gross negligence or wilful misconduct (such absence to be presumed unless otherwise determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by a final and non-appealable judgment).
(d) The Administrative Agent shall be deemed not to have knowledge of any Default unless and until written notice thereof (stating that it is a “notice of default”) is given to the Administrative Agent by the Company, a Lender or an Issuing Bank, and the Administrative Agent shall not be responsible for or have any duty to ascertain or inquire into (i) any statement, warranty or representation made or deemed made in or in connection with any Loan Document, (ii) the contents of any certificate, report or other document delivered thereunder or in connection therewith, (iii) the performance or observance of any of the covenants, agreements or other terms or conditions set forth in any Loan Document




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or the occurrence of any Default, (iv) the sufficiency, validity, enforceability, effectiveness or genuineness of any Loan Document or any other agreement, instrument or document, or (v) the satisfaction of any condition set forth in Article IV or elsewhere in any Loan Document, other than to confirm receipt of items (which on their face purport to be such items) expressly required to be delivered to the Administrative Agent or satisfaction of any condition that expressly refers to the matters described therein being acceptable or satisfactory to the Administrative Agent. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Administrative Agent shall not have any liability arising from, or be responsible for any loss, cost or expense suffered on account of, (A) any confirmation of the Revolving Credit Exposure, the component amounts thereof or any Exchange Rate or US Dollar Equivalent or (B) any determination that any Lender is a Defaulting Lender, or the effective date of such status, it being further understood and agreed that the Administrative Agent shall not have any obligation to determine whether any Lender is a Defaulting Lender. In determining compliance with any condition hereunder to the making of a Loan or any issuance, amendment or extension of any Letter of Credit that by its terms must be fulfilled to the satisfaction of a Lender or an Issuing Bank, the Administrative Agent may presume that such condition is satisfactory to such Lender or Issuing Bank, as the case may be, unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice to the contrary from such Lender or Issuing Bank, as the case may be, reasonably prior to the making of such Loan or such issuance, amendment or extension of a Letter of Credit.
(e) The Administrative Agent shall be entitled to rely, and shall not incur any liability for relying, upon any notice, request, certificate, consent, statement, instrument, document or other writing (including any electronic message, Internet or intranet website posting or other distribution) believed by it to be genuine and to have been signed, sent or otherwise authenticated by the proper Person (whether or not such Person in fact meets the requirements set forth in the Loan Documents for being the signatory, sender or authenticator thereof). The Administrative Agent also shall be entitled to rely, and shall not incur any liability for relying, upon any statement made to it orally or by telephone and believed by it to be made by the proper Person (whether or not such Person in fact meets the requirements set forth in the Loan Documents for being the maker thereof), and may act upon any such statement prior to receipt of written confirmation thereof. The Administrative Agent may consult with legal counsel (who may be counsel for the Company), independent accountants and other experts selected by it, and shall not be liable for any action taken or not taken by it in accordance with the advice of any such counsel, accountants or experts.
(f) The Administrative Agent may perform any of and all its duties and exercise its rights and powers hereunder or under any other Loan Document by or through any one or more sub-agents appointed by the Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent and any such sub-agent may perform any of and all their duties and exercise their rights and powers through their respective Related Parties. The exculpatory provisions of this Article shall apply to any such sub-agent and to the Related Parties of the Administrative Agent and any such sub-agent, and shall apply to their respective activities in connection with the syndication of the credit facilities provided for herein as well as activities as the Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent shall not be responsible for the negligence




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or misconduct of any sub-agent except to the extent that a court of competent jurisdiction determines in a final and nonappealable judgment that the Administrative Agent acted with gross negligence or willful misconduct in the selection of such sub-agent.
(g) In case of the pendency of any proceeding with respect to any Loan Party under any Federal, state or foreign bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or similar law now or hereafter in effect, the Administrative Agent (irrespective of whether the principal of any Loan or any LC Disbursement shall then be due and payable as herein expressed or by declaration or otherwise and irrespective of whether the Administrative Agent shall have made any demand on any Loan Party) shall be entitled and empowered (but not obligated) by intervention in such proceeding or otherwise:
(i) to file and prove a claim for the whole amount of the principal and interest owing and unpaid in respect of the Loans, LC Disbursements and all other obligations that are owing and unpaid and to file such other documents as may be necessary or advisable in order to have the claims of the Lenders, the Issuing Banks and the Administrative Agent allowed in such judicial proceeding; and
(ii) to collect and receive any monies or other property payable or deliverable on any such claims and to distribute the same;
and any custodian, receiver, assignee, trustee, liquidator, sequestrator or other similar official in any such proceeding is hereby authorized by each Lender and each Issuing Bank to make such payments to the Administrative Agent and, in the event that the Administrative Agent shall consent to the making of such payments directly to the Lenders and the Issuing Banks, to pay to the Administrative Agent any amount due to it, in its capacity as the Administrative Agent, under the Loan Documents (including under Section 9.03). Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to authorize the Administrative Agent to authorize or consent to or accept or adopt on behalf of any Lender or Issuing Bank any plan of reorganization, arrangement, adjustment or composition affecting the Loans or other amounts outstanding hereunder or the rights of any Lender or Issuing Bank or to authorize the Administrative Agent to vote in respect of the claim of any Lender or Issuing Bank in any such proceeding.
(h) Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, no Arranger shall have any duties or obligations under this Agreement or any other Loan Document (except in its capacity, as applicable, as the Administrative Agent, a Lender or an Issuing Bank), but shall have the benefit of the indemnities provided for hereunder.
(i) The provisions of this Article are solely for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Issuing Banks, and, except for the Company’s rights under Section 8.03, none of the Borrowers shall have any rights as a third party beneficiary of any such provisions.
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IntraLinks™, DebtDomain, SyndTrak, ClearPar or any other electronic platform chosen by the Administrative Agent to be its electronic transmission system (the “Approved Electronic Platform”).
(b) Although the Approved Electronic Platform and its primary web portal are secured with generally-applicable security procedures and policies implemented or modified by the Administrative Agent from time to time (including, as of the Effective Date, a user ID/password authorization system) and the Approved Electronic Platform is secured through a per-deal authorization method whereby each user may access the Approved Electronic Platform only on a deal-by-deal basis, each of the Lenders, each of the Issuing Banks and the Borrowers acknowledges and agrees that the distribution of material through an electronic medium is not necessarily secure, that the Administrative Agent is not responsible for approving or vetting the representatives or contacts of any Lender or any Issuing Bank that are added to the Approved Electronic Platform, and that there may be confidentiality and other risks associated with such distribution. Each of the Lenders, the Issuing Banks and the Borrowers hereby approves distribution of the Communications through the Approved Electronic Platform and understands and assumes the risks of such distribution.
(c) THE APPROVED ELECTRONIC PLATFORM AND THE COMMUNICATIONS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”. THE APPLICABLE PARTIES (AS DEFINED BELOW) DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE COMMUNICATIONS, OR THE ADEQUACY OF THE APPROVED ELECTRONIC PLATFORM AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE APPROVED ELECTRONIC PLATFORM AND THE COMMUNICATIONS. NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS OR FREEDOM FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER CODE DEFECTS, IS MADE BY THE APPLICABLE PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE COMMUNICATIONS OR THE APPROVED ELECTRONIC PLATFORM. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT, THE ARRANGERS OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE RELATED PARTIES (COLLECTIVELY, “APPLICABLE PARTIES”) HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO ANY LOAN PARTY, ANY LENDER, ANY ISSUING BANK OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES (WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE) ARISING OUT OF ANY LOAN PARTY’S OR THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT’S TRANSMISSION OF COMMUNICATIONS THROUGH THE INTERNET OR THE APPROVED ELECTRONIC PLATFORM.
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or Issuing Bank for purposes of the Loan Documents. Each Lender and Issuing Bank agrees (i) to notify the Administrative Agent in writing (which could be in the form of electronic communication) from time to time of such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s (as applicable) email address to which the foregoing notice may be sent by electronic transmission and (ii) that the foregoing notice may be sent to such email address.
(e) Each of the Lenders, the Issuing Banks and the Borrowers agrees that the Administrative Agent may, but (except as may be required by applicable law) shall not be obligated to, store the Communications on the Approved Electronic Platform in accordance with the Administrative Agent’s generally applicable document retention procedures and policies.
(f) Nothing herein shall prejudice the right of the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any Issuing Bank to give any notice or other communication pursuant to any Loan Document in any other manner specified in such Loan Document.
SECTION 8.03. Successor Administrative Agent. Subject to the terms of this paragraph, the Administrative Agent may resign at any time from its capacity as such. In connection with such resignation, the Administrative Agent shall give notice of its intent to resign to the Lenders, the Issuing Banks and the Company. Upon receipt of any such notice of resignation, the Required Lenders shall have the right, with the consent of the Company (which shall not be required if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and which shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed), to appoint a successor. If no successor shall have been so appointed and shall have accepted such appointment within 30 days after the retiring Administrative Agent gives notice of its intent to resign, then the retiring Administrative Agent may, on behalf of the Lenders and the Issuing Banks, appoint a successor Administrative Agent, which shall be a bank with an office in New York, New York, or an Affiliate of any such bank. If the Administrative Agent is a Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (d) of the definition thereof, the Required Lenders may, to the extent permitted by applicable law, by notice in writing to Company and the Administrative Agent remove the Administrative Agent in its capacity as such and, with the consent of the Company (which shall not be required if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and which shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed), appoint a successor. Upon the acceptance of its appointment as Administrative Agent hereunder by a successor, such successor shall succeed to and become vested with all the rights, powers, privileges and duties of the retiring or removed Administrative Agent, as the case may be, and such retiring or removed Administrative Agent shall be discharged from its duties and obligations hereunder and under the other Loan Documents. The fees payable by the Company to a successor Administrative Agent shall be the same as those payable to its predecessor unless otherwise agreed by the Company and such successor. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event (a) no successor Administrative Agent to a retiring Administrative Agent shall have been so appointed and shall have accepted such appointment within 30 days after the retiring Administrative Agent gives notice of its intent to resign, the retiring Administrative Agent may give notice of the effectiveness of its resignation to the Lenders, the Issuing Banks and the Company or (b) no successor to a removed Administrative Agent shall have been so




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appointed and shall have accepted such appointment by the day that is 30 days following of the issuance of a notice of removal, the removal shall become effective on such 30th day, and on the date of effectiveness of such resignation or removal, as the case may be, (i) the retiring or removed Administrative Agent shall be discharged from its duties and obligations hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, and (ii) the Required Lenders shall succeed to and become vested with all the rights, powers, privileges and duties of the retiring or removed Administrative Agent; provided that (A) all payments required to be made hereunder or under any other Loan Document to the retiring or removed Administrative Agent for the account of any Person other than such Administrative Agent shall be made directly to such Person and (B) all notices and other communications required or contemplated to be given or made to the retiring or removed Administrative Agent shall also directly be given or made to the other Administrative Agent and each Lender and each Issuing Bank. Following the effectiveness of an Administrative Agent’s resignation or removal from its capacity as such, the provisions of this Article and Section 9.03, as well as any exculpatory, reimbursement and indemnification provisions set forth in any other Loan Document, shall continue in effect for the benefit of such retiring or removed Administrative Agent, its sub-agents and their respective Related Parties in respect of any actions taken or omitted to be taken by any of them while it was acting as an Administrative Agent.
SECTION 8.04. Acknowledgments of Lenders and Issuing Banks. Each Lender and Issuing Bank acknowledges that it has, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent, any Arranger or any other Lender or Issuing Bank, or any of the Related Parties of any of the foregoing, and based on such documents and information as it has deemed appropriate, made its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Agreement. Each Lender and Issuing Bank also acknowledges that it will, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent, any Arranger or any other Lender or Issuing Bank, or any of the Related Parties of any of the foregoing, 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 this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any related agreement or any document furnished hereunder or thereunder.
Each Lender, by delivering its signature page to this Agreement, or delivering its signature page to an Assignment and Assumption or an Accession Agreement pursuant to which it shall become a Lender hereunder, shall be deemed to have acknowledged receipt of, and consented to and approved, each Loan Document and each other document required to be delivered to, or be approved by or satisfactory to, any Agent or the Lenders on the Effective Date.
SECTION 8.05. Certain ERISA Matters. (a) Each Lender (x) represents and warrants, as of the date such Person became a Lender party hereto, to, and (y) covenants, from the date such Person became a Lender party hereto to the date such Person ceases being a Lender party hereto, for the benefit of, the Administrative Agent and not, for the avoidance




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of doubt, to or for the benefit of the Loan Parties, that at least one of the following is and will be true:
(i) such Lender is not using “plan assets” (within the meaning of Section 3(42) of ERISA or otherwise) of one or more Plans with respect to such Lender’s entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Commitments or this Agreement,
(ii) the transaction exemption set forth in one or more PTEs, such as PTE 84-14 (a class exemption for certain transactions determined by independent qualified professional asset managers), PTE 95-60 (a class exemption for certain transactions involving insurance company general accounts), PTE 90-1 (a class exemption for certain transactions involving insurance company pooled separate accounts), PTE 91-38 (a class exemption for certain transactions involving bank collective investment funds) or PTE 96-23 (a class exemption for certain transactions determined by in-house asset managers), is applicable with respect to such Lender’s entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Commitments and this Agreement,
(iii) (A) such Lender is an investment fund managed by a “Qualified Professional Asset Manager” (within the meaning of Part VI of PTE 84-14), (B) such Qualified Professional Asset Manager made the investment decision on behalf of such Lender to enter into, participate in, administer and perform the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Commitments and this Agreement, (C) the entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Commitments and this Agreement satisfies the requirements of sub-sections (b) through (g) of Part I of PTE 84-14 and (D) to the best knowledge of such Lender, the requirements of subsection (a) of Part I of PTE 84-14 are satisfied with respect to such Lender’s entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Commitments and this Agreement, or
(iv) such other representation, warranty and covenant as may be agreed in writing between the Administrative Agent, in its sole discretion, and such Lender.
(b) In addition, unless either (1) sub-clause (i) in the immediately preceding clause (a) is true with respect to a Lender or (2) a Lender has provided another representation, warranty and covenant in accordance with sub-clause (iv) in the immediately preceding clause (a), such Lender further (x) represents and warrants, as of the date such Person became a Lender party hereto, to, and (y) covenants, from the date such Person became a Lender party hereto to the date such Person ceases being a Lender party hereto, for the benefit of, the Administrative Agent and not, for the avoidance of doubt, to or for the benefit of the Loan Parties, that the Administrative Agent is not a fiduciary with respect to the assets of such Lender involved in such Lender’s entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Commitments and this Agreement (including in connection with the reservation or exercise of any rights by the Administrative




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Agent under this Agreement, any Loan Document or any documents related hereto or thereto).
ARTICLE IX

Miscellaneous
SECTION 9.01. Notices. (a) Except in the case of notices and other communications expressly permitted to be given by telephone (and subject to paragraph (b) of this Section), all notices and other communications provided for herein shall be in writing and shall be delivered by hand or overnight courier service, mailed by certified or registered mail or sent by fax (other than in the case of notices or other communications to the Company, any Borrowing Subsidiary, the Administrative Agent or the Swingline Lender) or email (provided that any notices or other communications sent by email to the Company or any Borrowing Subsidiary shall also be delivered promptly by hand or overnight courier service or mailed by certified or registered mail to the Company or such Borrowing Subsidiary), as follows:
(i) if to the Company or any Borrowing Subsidiary, to it at VeriSign Inc., 12061 Bluemont Way, Reston, Virginia 20190, Attention of the General Counsel with a copy sent via email to legal@verisign.com;
(ii) if to the Administrative Agent, to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., JPMorgan Loan Services, 500 Stanton Christiana Road, NCC 5, 1st Floor Newark, DE 19713, Attention of Loan and Agency Services Group (Email 12012443630@tls.ldsprod.com);
(iii) if to any Issuing Bank, to it at its address (or fax number or email) most recently specified by it in a notice delivered to the Administrative Agent and the Company (or, in the absence of any such notice, to the address (or fax number or email) set forth in the Administrative Questionnaire of the Lender that is serving as such Issuing Bank or is an Affiliate thereof);
(iv) if to the Swingline Lender, to it at its address (or email) set forth in clause (a)(ii) of this Section; and
(v) if to any other Lender, to it at its address (or fax number or email) set forth in its Administrative Questionnaire.
(b) Notices and other communications to the Lenders and the Issuing Banks hereunder may be delivered or furnished by using Approved Electronic Platforms pursuant to procedures approved by the Administrative Agent; provided that the foregoing shall not apply to notices under Article II to any Lender or Issuing Bank if such Lender or Issuing Bank, as applicable, has notified the Administrative Agent that it is incapable of receiving notices under such Article by electronic communication. Any notices or other communications to the Administrative Agent, the Company or any other Loan Party may




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be delivered or furnished by electronic communications pursuant to procedures approved by the recipient thereof prior thereto; provided that approval of such procedures may be limited or rescinded by any such Person by notice to each other such Person.
(c) Notices sent by hand or overnight courier service, or mailed by certified or registered mail, shall be deemed to have been given when received; and notices sent by fax shall be deemed to have been given when sent (except that, if not given during normal business hours for the recipient, shall be deemed to have been given at the opening of business on the next business day for the recipient). Unless the Administrative Agent otherwise prescribes, (i) notices and other communications sent to an email address shall be deemed received upon the sender’s receipt of an acknowledgement from the intended recipient (such as by the “return receipt requested” function, as available, return e-mail or other written acknowledgement), and (ii) notices or communications posted to an Approved Electronic Platform shall be deemed received upon the deemed receipt by the intended recipient, at its email address as described in the foregoing clause (i), of notification that such notice or communication is available and identifying the website address therefor; provided that, for both clauses (i) and (ii) above, if such notice, email or other communication is not sent during the normal business hours of the recipient, such notice or communication shall be deemed to have been sent at the opening of business on the next business day for the recipient.
(d) Any party hereto may change its address, fax number or email for notices and other communications hereunder by notice to the other parties hereto.
SECTION 9.02. Waivers; Amendments. (a) No failure or delay by the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or any Lender in exercising any right or power hereunder or under any other Loan Document shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any such right or power, or any abandonment or discontinuance of steps to enforce such a right or power, preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right or power. The rights and remedies of the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks and the Lenders hereunder and under the other Loan Documents are cumulative and are not exclusive of any rights or remedies that they would otherwise have. No waiver of any provision of any Loan Document or consent to any departure by any Loan Party therefrom shall in any event be effective unless the same shall be permitted by paragraph (b) of this Section, and then such waiver or consent shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the specific purpose for which given. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the execution and delivery of this Agreement, the making of a Loan or the issuance of a Letter of Credit shall not be construed as a waiver of any Default, regardless of whether the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any Issuing Bank or any of their respective Affiliates may have had notice or knowledge of such Default at the time.
(b) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this Section, none of this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any provision hereof or thereof may be waived, amended or modified except, in the case of this Agreement, pursuant to an agreement or agreements in writing entered into by the Company, the Administrative Agent and the




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Required Lenders and, in the case of any other Loan Document, pursuant to an agreement or agreements in writing entered into by the Administrative Agent and the Loan Party or Loan Parties that are parties thereto, in each case with the consent of the Required Lenders; provided that (i) any provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document may be amended by an agreement in writing entered into by the Company and the Administrative Agent to cure any ambiguity, omission, defect or inconsistency so long as, in each case, the Lenders shall have received at least five Business Days’ prior written notice thereof and the Administrative Agent shall not have received, within five Business Days of the date of such notice to the Lenders, a written notice from the Required Lenders stating that the Required Lenders object to such amendment and (ii) no such agreement shall (A) increase the Commitment of any Lender, or change the currency in which Loans are available thereunder, without the written consent of such Lender, (B) reduce the principal amount of any Loan or LC Disbursement or reduce the rate of interest thereon, or reduce any fees payable hereunder (other than as a result of any change in the definition, or in any components thereof, of the term “Leverage Ratio”), without the written consent of each Lender affected thereby, (C) postpone the scheduled maturity date of any Loan, or the required date of reimbursement of any LC Disbursement, or any date for the payment of any interest or fees payable hereunder, or reduce the amount of, waive or excuse any such payment, or postpone the scheduled date of expiration of any Commitment, without the written consent of each Lender affected thereby, (D) change Section 2.09(c) or Section 2.18(b) or 2.18(c) in a manner that would alter the ratable reduction of Commitments or the pro rata sharing of payments required thereby without the written consent of each Lender, (E) change any of the provisions of this Section or the percentage set forth in the definition of the term “Required Lenders” or any other provision of any Loan Document specifying the number or percentage of Lenders required to waive, amend or modify any rights thereunder or make any determination or grant any consent thereunder (including any such provisions set forth in the definition of the term “Alternative Currency”), without the written consent of each Lender, and (F) release the Company from its Guarantee under Article X, without the written consent of each Lender; provided further that no such agreement shall amend, modify, extend or otherwise affect the rights or obligations of any Agent, any Issuing Bank or the Swingline Lender without the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent, such Issuing Bank or the Swingline Lender, as the case may be.
(c) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in paragraph (b) of this Section:
(i) no consent with respect to any amendment, waiver or other modification of this Agreement or any other Loan Document shall be required of (x) any Defaulting Lender, except with respect to any amendment, waiver or other modification referred to in clause (A), (B) or (C) of clause (ii) the first proviso of paragraph (b) of this Section and then only in the event such Defaulting Lender shall be affected by such amendment, waiver or other modification;
(ii) in the case of any amendment, waiver or other modification referred to in clause (ii) of the first proviso of paragraph (b) of this Section, any Lender that receives payment in full of the principal of and interest accrued on each Loan made




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by, and all other amounts owing to, such Lender or accrued for the account of such Lender under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents at the time such amendment, waiver or other modification becomes effective and whose Commitments terminate by the terms and upon the effectiveness of such amendment, waiver or other modification;
(iii) the LC Commitment of any Issuing Bank may be reduced or increased by an agreement between such Issuing Bank and the Company (such increase or decrease to become effective upon the delivery of a notice thereof, executed by such Issuing Bank and the Company, to the Administrative Agent);
(iv) this Agreement may be amended in a manner provided in Sections 2.06(j), 2.09(d), 2.14(b) and 2.22;
(v) any amendment of the definition of the term “Applicable Rate” pursuant to the last sentence of the third paragraph of such definition shall require only the written consent of the Company and the Required Lenders; and
(vi) this Agreement and the other Loan Documents may be amended in the manner provided in Section 2.21 and, in connection with any Borrowing Subsidiary becoming a party hereto, this Agreement (including the Exhibits hereto) may be amended by an agreement in writing entered into by the Company and the Administrative Agent to provide for such technical modifications as they determine to be necessary or advisable in connection therewith.
(d) The Administrative Agent may, but shall have no obligation to, with the concurrence of any Lender, execute amendments, waivers or other modifications on behalf of such Lender. Any amendment, waiver or other modification effected in accordance with this Section 9.02 shall be binding upon each Person that is at the time thereof a Lender and each Person that subsequently becomes a Lender.
SECTION 9.03. Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver. (a) The Borrowers shall pay (i) all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers and their Affiliates, including the reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of counsel for any of the foregoing, in connection with the structuring, arrangement and syndication of the credit facility provided for herein, including the preparation, execution and delivery of the Fee Letter, as well as the preparation, execution, delivery and administration (it being understood that any such administration expenses exclude the administrative agency fee described in the Fee Letter) of this Agreement, the other Loan Documents or any amendments, modifications or waivers of the provisions hereof or thereof (whether or not the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby shall be consummated), (ii) all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by any Issuing Bank in connection with the issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit or any demand for payment thereunder and (iii) all out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the Administrative Agent, any Arranger, any Issuing Bank or any Lender, including the fees, charges and disbursements of any counsel for any of the foregoing, in connection with the enforcement




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or protection of its rights in connection with the Loan Documents, including its rights under this Section, or in connection with the Loans made or Letters of Credit issued hereunder, including all such out-of-pocket expenses incurred during any workout, restructuring or negotiations in respect of such Loans or Letters of Credit.
(b) The Borrowers shall indemnify the Administrative Agent (and any sub-agent thereof), each Arranger, each Lender and each Issuing Bank and each Related Party of any of the foregoing Persons (each such Person being called an “Indemnitee”), against, and hold each Indemnitee harmless from, any and all losses, claims, damages, liabilities and related expenses, including the reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of any counsel for any Indemnitee, incurred by or asserted against any Indemnitee arising out of, in connection with, or as a result of (i) the structuring, arrangement and the syndication of the credit facility provided for herein, the preparation, execution, delivery and administration of the Fee Letter, this Agreement, the other Loan Documents or any other agreement or instrument contemplated hereby or thereby, the performance by the parties to the Fee Letter, this Agreement or the other Loan Documents of their obligations hereunder or thereunder or the consummation of the Transactions or any other transactions contemplated thereby, (ii) any Loan or Letter of Credit or the use of the proceeds therefrom (including any refusal by any Issuing Bank to honor a demand for payment under a Letter of Credit if the documents presented in connection with such demand do not strictly comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit), (iii) any actual or alleged presence or Release of Hazardous Materials on or from any property currently owned or operated by the Company or any Subsidiary, or any Environmental Liability related in any way to the Company or any Subsidiary, or (iv) any actual or prospective claim, litigation, investigation, arbitration or proceeding relating to any of the foregoing, whether based on contract, tort or any other theory and whether initiated against or by any party to the Fee Letter, this Agreement or any other Loan Document, any Affiliate of any of the foregoing or any third party (and regardless of whether any Indemnitee is a party thereto); provided that such indemnity shall not, as to any Indemnitee, be available to the extent that such losses, claims, damages, liabilities or related expenses are determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and nonappealable judgment to have resulted from the gross negligence, bad faith, or wilful misconduct of such Indemnitee. This paragraph shall not apply with respect to Taxes other than any Taxes that represent losses, claims or damages arising from any non-Tax claim.
(c) To the extent that the Borrowers fail to indefeasibly pay any amount required to be paid by them under paragraph (a) or (b) of this Section to the Administrative Agent (or any sub-agent thereof), any Issuing Bank, the Swingline Lender or any Related Party of any of the foregoing, each Lender severally agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent (or any such sub-agent), such Issuing Bank, the Swingline Lender or such Related Party, as the case may be, such Lender’s pro rata share (determined as of the time that the applicable unreimbursed expense or indemnity payment is sought) of such unpaid amount; provided that the unreimbursed expense or indemnified loss, claim, damage, liability or related expense, as the case may be, was incurred by or asserted against the Administrative Agent (or such sub-agent), such Issuing Bank or the Swingline Lender in its capacity as such, or against any Related Party of any of the foregoing acting for the Administrative




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Agent (or any such sub-agent), any Issuing Bank or the Swingline Lender in connection with such capacity. For purposes of this Section, a Lender’s “pro rata share” shall be determined based upon its share of the sum of the total Revolving Credit Exposures and unused Commitments at the time (or most recently outstanding and in effect); provided that the Swingline Exposure of any Lender that is a Swingline Lender shall be deemed to exclude that portion of its Swingline Exposure that exceeds its Applicable Percentage of the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Swingline Loans, and the unused Commitment of any such Lender shall be determined without regard to any such excess amount.
(d) To the extent permitted by applicable law, no Borrower shall assert, or permit any of its Affiliates or Related Parties to assert, and each hereby waives, any claim against any Indemnitee (i) for any damages arising from the use by others of information or other materials obtained through telecommunications, electronic or other information transmission systems (including the Internet and the Approved Electronic Platform), or (ii) on any theory of liability, for special, indirect, consequential or punitive damages (as opposed to direct or actual damages) arising out of, in connection with, or as a result of this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any agreement or instrument contemplated hereby or thereby, the Transactions, any Loan or Letter of Credit or the use of the proceeds thereof.
(e) All amounts due under this Section shall be payable promptly after written demand therefor.
SECTION 9.04. Successors and Assigns. (a) The provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns permitted hereby (including any Affiliate of any Issuing Bank that issues any Letter of Credit), except that (i) no Borrower may assign or otherwise transfer, except in the case of any Borrowing Subsidiary that merges or consolidates with the Company or another Borrowing Subsidiary, in a transaction permitted by Section 6.03, any of its rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent, each Lender and each Issuing Bank (and any attempted assignment or transfer by any Borrower without such consent shall be null and void) and (ii) no Lender may assign or otherwise transfer its rights or obligations hereunder except in accordance with this Section. Nothing in this Agreement, expressed or implied, shall be construed to confer upon any Person (other than the parties hereto, their respective successors and assigns permitted hereby (including any Affiliate of any Issuing Bank that issues any Letter of Credit), Participants (to the extent provided in paragraph (c) of this Section), the Arrangers and, to the extent expressly contemplated hereby, the sub-agents of the Administrative Agent and the Related Parties of the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank and any Lender) any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under or by reason of this Agreement.
(b) (i) Subject to the conditions set forth in paragraph (b)(ii) below, any Lender may assign to one or more Eligible Assignees all or a portion of its rights and obligations under this Agreement (including all or a portion of its Commitment and the Loans at the time owing to it) with the prior written consent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld) of:




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(A) the Company; provided that no consent of the Company shall be required (1) for an assignment to a Lender, an Affiliate of a Lender or an Approved Fund and (2) if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, for any other assignment; provided further that the Company shall be deemed to have consented to any such assignment unless it shall object thereto by written notice to the Administrative Agent within 10 Business Days after having received notice thereof;
(B) the Administrative Agent; and
(C) each Issuing Bank and the Swingline Lender.
(ii) Assignments shall be subject to the following additional conditions:
(A) except in the case of an assignment to a Lender, an Affiliate of a Lender or an Approved Fund or an assignment of the entire remaining amount of the assigning Lender’s Commitment or Loans of any Class, the amount of the Commitment or Loans of the assigning Lender subject to each such assignment (determined as of the date the Assignment and Assumption with respect to such assignment is delivered to the Administrative Agent) shall not be less than US$5,000,000, unless each of the Company and the Administrative Agent otherwise consents; provided that (x) no such consent of the Company shall be required if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing; and (y) the Company shall be deemed to have consented to any such assignment unless it shall object thereto by written notice to the Administrative Agent within 10 Business Days after having received notice thereof;
(B) each partial assignment shall be made as an assignment of a proportionate part of all the assigning Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement; provided that this clause (B) shall not be construed to prohibit the assignment of a proportionate part of all the assigning Lender’s rights and obligations in respect of Competitive Loans without an assignment of any other Class of Loans or its Commitment;
(C) the parties to each assignment shall execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent an Assignment and Assumption (or an agreement incorporating by reference a form of Assignment and Assumption posted on the Approved Electronic Platform), together with a processing and recordation fee of US$3,500, provided that only one such processing and recordation fee shall be payable in the event of simultaneous assignments from any Lender or its Approved Funds to one or more other Approved Funds of such Lender; and
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designates one or more credit contacts to whom all syndicate-level information (which may contain MNPI) will be made available and who may receive such information in accordance with the assignee’s compliance procedures and applicable law, including Federal, State and foreign securities laws.
(iii) Subject to acceptance and recording thereof pursuant to paragraph (b)(v) of this Section, from and after the effective date specified in each Assignment and Assumption (or an agreement incorporating by reference a form of Assignment and Assumption posted on the Approved Electronic Platform) the assignee thereunder shall be a party hereto and, to the extent of the interest assigned by such Assignment and Assumption, have the rights and obligations of a Lender under this Agreement, and the assigning Lender thereunder shall, to the extent of the interest assigned by such Assignment and Assumption, be released from its obligations under this Agreement (and, in the case of an Assignment and Assumption covering all the assigning Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement, such Lender shall cease to be a party hereto but shall continue to be entitled to the benefits of Sections 2.15, 2.16, 2.17 and 9.03). Any assignment or transfer by a Lender of rights or obligations under this Agreement that does not comply with this Section shall be treated for purposes of this Agreement as a sale by such Lender of a participation in such rights and obligations in accordance with Section 9.04(c).
(iv) The Administrative Agent, acting solely for this purpose as a non-fiduciary agent of the Borrowers, shall maintain at one of its offices a copy of each Assignment and Assumption (or an agreement incorporating by reference a form of Assignment and Assumption posted on the Approved Electronic Platform) delivered to it and records of the names and addresses of the Lenders, and the Commitment of, and principal amount (and stated interest) of the Loans and LC Disbursements owing to, each Lender pursuant to the terms hereof from time to time (the “Register”). The entries in the Register shall be conclusive, and the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks and the Lenders may treat each Person whose name is recorded in the Register pursuant to the terms hereof as a Lender hereunder for all purposes of this Agreement, notwithstanding notice to the contrary. The Register shall be available for inspection by the Borrowers and, as to entries pertaining to it, any Issuing Bank or Lender, at any reasonable time and from time to time upon reasonable prior notice.
(v) Upon receipt by the Administrative Agent of an Assignment and Assumption (or an agreement incorporating by reference a form of Assignment and Assumption posted on the Approved Electronic Platform) executed by an assigning Lender and an assignee, the assignee’s completed Administrative Questionnaire (unless the assignee shall already be a Lender hereunder) and the processing and recordation fee referred to in this Section, the Administrative Agent shall accept such Assignment and Assumption and record the information contained therein in the Register; provided that if either the assigning Lender or the assignee shall have failed




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to make any payment required to be made by it pursuant to Section 2.05(c), 2.06(d), 2.06(f), 2.07(b), 2.18(d) or 9.03(c), the Administrative Agent shall have no obligation to accept such Assignment and Assumption and record the information therein in the Register unless and until such payment shall have been made in full, together with all accrued interest thereon; provided further that the Administrative Agent shall not be required to accept such Assignment and Assumption or so record the information contained therein if the Administrative Agent reasonably believes that such Assignment and Assumption lacks any written consent required by this Section or is otherwise not in proper form, it being acknowledged that the Administrative Agent shall have no duty or obligation (and shall incur no liability) with respect to obtaining (or confirming the receipt) of any such written consent or with respect to the form of (or any defect in) such Assignment and Assumption, any such duty and obligation being solely with the assigning Lender and the assignee. No assignment shall be effective for purposes of this Agreement unless it has been recorded in the Register as provided in this paragraph, and following such recording, unless otherwise determined by the Administrative Agent (such determination to be made in the sole discretion of the Administrative Agent, which determination may be conditioned on the consent of the assigning Lender and the assignee), shall be effective notwithstanding any defect in the Assignment and Assumption relating thereto. Each assigning Lender and the assignee, by its execution and delivery of an Assignment and Assumption (or an agreement incorporating by reference a form of Assignment and Assumption posted on the Approved Electronic Platform), shall be deemed to have represented to the Administrative Agent that all written consents required by this Section with respect thereto (other than the consent of the Administrative Agent) have been obtained and that such Assignment and Assumption is otherwise duly completed and in proper form, and each assignee, by its execution and delivery of an Assignment and Assumption (or an agreement incorporating by reference a form of Assignment and Assumption posted on the Approved Electronic Platform), shall be deemed to have represented to the assigning Lender and the Administrative Agent that such assignee is an Eligible Assignee.
(c) (i) Any Lender may, without the consent of any Borrower, the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or the Swingline Lender, sell participations to one or more Eligible Assignees (“Participants”) in all or a portion of such Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement (including all or a portion of its Commitments and the Loans owing to it); provided that (A) such Lender’s obligations under this Agreement shall remain unchanged, (B) such Lender shall remain solely responsible to the other parties hereto for the performance of such obligations and (C) the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks and the other Lenders shall continue to deal solely and directly with such Lender in connection with such Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement. Any agreement or instrument pursuant to which a Lender sells such a participation shall provide that such Lender shall retain the sole right to enforce this Agreement and to approve any amendment, modification or waiver of any provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document; provided that such agreement or instrument may provide that such Lender will not, without the consent of the Participant, agree to any amendment, modification or waiver




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described in clause (ii) of the first proviso to Section 9.02(b) that affects such Participant or requires the approval of all the Lenders. The Borrowers agree that each Participant shall be entitled to the benefits of Sections 2.15, 2.16 and 2.17 (subject to the requirements and limitations therein, including the requirements under Section 2.17(f) (it being understood that the documentation required under Section 2.17(f) shall be delivered to the participating Lender)) to the same extent as if it were a Lender and had acquired its interest by assignment pursuant to paragraph (b) of this Section; provided that such Participant (x) agrees to be subject to the provisions of Sections 2.18 and 2.19 as if it were an assignee under paragraph (b) of this Section and (y) shall not be entitled to receive any greater payment under Section 2.15 or 2.17, with respect to any participation, than its participating Lender would have been entitled to receive. Each Lender that sells a participation agrees, at the Borrowers’ request and expense, to use reasonable efforts to cooperate with the Borrowers to effectuate the provisions of Section 2.19(b) with respect to any Participant. To the extent permitted by law, each Participant also shall be entitled to the benefits of Section 9.08 as though it were a Lender; provided that such Participant agrees to be subject to Section 2.18(c) as though it were a Lender.
(ii) Each Lender that sells a participation shall, acting solely for this purpose as a non-fiduciary agent of the Borrowers, maintain a register on which it enters the name and address of each Participant and the principal amounts (and stated interest) of each Participant’s interest in the Loans or other obligations under the Loan Documents (the “Participant Register”); provided that no Lender shall have any obligation to disclose all or any portion of the Participant Register (including the identity of any Participant or any information relating to a Participant’s interest in any Commitments, Loans, Letters of Credit or its other obligations under any Loan Document) to any Person except to the extent that such disclosure is necessary to establish that such Commitment, Loan, Letter of Credit or other obligation is in registered form under Section 5f.103-1(c) of the United States Treasury Regulations. The entries in the Participant Register shall be conclusive absent manifest error, and such Lender shall treat each Person whose name is recorded in the Participant Register as the owner of such participation for all purposes of this Agreement notwithstanding any notice to the contrary. For the avoidance of doubt, the Administrative Agent (in its capacity as the Administrative Agent) shall not have any responsibility for maintaining a Participant Register.
(d) Any Lender may at any time pledge or assign a security interest in all or any portion of its rights under this Agreement to secure obligations of such Lender, including any pledge or assignment to secure obligations to a Federal Reserve Bank or any central bank, and this Section shall not apply to any such pledge or assignment of a security interest; provided that no such pledge or assignment of a security interest shall release a Lender from any of its obligations hereunder or substitute any such pledgee or assignee for such Lender as a party hereto.
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instruments delivered in connection with or pursuant to this Agreement or any other Loan Document shall be considered to have been relied upon by the other parties hereto and shall survive the execution and delivery of the Loan Documents and the making of any Loans and issuance of any Letters of Credit, regardless of any investigation made by any such other party or on its behalf and notwithstanding that the Administrative Agent, any Arranger, any Issuing Bank or any Lender or any Affiliate of any of the foregoing may have had notice or knowledge of any Default or incorrect representation or warranty at the time any Loan Document is executed and delivered or any credit is extended hereunder, and shall continue in full force and effect as long as the principal of or any accrued interest on any Loan or any fee or any other amount payable under this Agreement is outstanding and unpaid or any LC Exposure is outstanding and so long as the Commitments have not expired or terminated. Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything else to the contrary set forth in this Agreement or any other Loan Document, in the event that, in connection with the refinancing or repayment in full of the credit facility provided for herein, an Issuing Bank shall have provided to the Administrative Agent a written consent to the release of the Lenders from their obligations hereunder with respect to any Letter of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank (whether as a result of the obligations of the Borrowers (and any other account party) in respect of such Letter of Credit having been collateralized in full by a deposit of cash with such Issuing Bank, or being supported by a letter of credit that names such Issuing Bank as the beneficiary thereunder, or otherwise), then from and after such time such Letter of Credit shall cease to be a “Letter of Credit” outstanding hereunder for all purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents (including for purposes of determining whether the Company is required to comply with Articles V and VI hereof, but excluding Sections 2.15, 2.16, 2.17 and 9.03 and any expense reimbursement or indemnity provisions set forth in any other Loan Document), and the Lenders shall be deemed to have no participations in such Letter of Credit, and no obligations with respect thereto, under Section 2.06(d) or 2.06(f). The provisions of Sections 2.15, 2.16, 2.17, 2.18(e), 9.03 and 9.17 and Article VIII shall survive and remain in full force and effect regardless of the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby, the repayment of the Loans, the expiration or termination of the Letters of Credit and the Commitments or the termination of this Agreement or any provision hereof.
SECTION 9.06. Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts (and by different parties hereto on different counterparts), each of which shall constitute an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute a single contract. This Agreement and the other Loan Documents constitute the entire contract among the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersede any and all previous agreements and understandings, oral or written, relating to the subject matter hereof, including the commitments, if any, of the Lenders or their Affiliates under any commitment letter relating hereto, any commitment advices submitted by them (but do not supersede any other provisions of any such commitment letter or the Fee Letter (or any separate letter agreements with respect to fees payable to any Agent or any Issuing Bank) that do not by the terms of such documents terminate upon the effectiveness of this Agreement, all of which provisions shall remain in full force and effect, it being understood that, in the case of compensation, indemnity and reimbursement provisions, to the extent such provisions are duplicative of the provisions set forth herein, the survival thereof shall




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not be construed as entitling the beneficiaries thereof to duplicative payment). Except as provided in Section 4.01, this Agreement shall become effective when it shall have been executed by the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Agent shall have received counterparts hereof that, when taken together, bear the signatures of each of the other parties hereto, and thereafter shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns.
(a) Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Agreement by facsimile, emailed .pdf or any other electronic means that reproduces an image of the actual executed signature page shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Agreement. The words “execution,” “signed,” “signature,” “delivery,” and words of like import in or relating to any document to be signed in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby shall be deemed to include Electronic Signatures, deliveries or the keeping of records in electronic form, each of which shall be of the same legal effect, validity or enforceability as a manually executed signature, physical delivery thereof or the use of a paper-based recordkeeping system, as the case may be, to the extent and as provided for in any applicable law, including the Federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, the New York State Electronic Signatures and Records Act, or any other similar state laws based on the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act; provided that nothing herein shall require the Administrative Agent to accept electronic signatures in any form or format without its prior written consent. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, each Borrower hereby (i) agrees that, for all purposes, including in connection with any workout, restructuring, enforcement of remedies, bankruptcy proceedings or litigation among the Administrative Agent, the Lenders, the Issuing Banks and the Borrowers, electronic images of this Agreement or any other Loan Documents (in each case, including with respect to any signature pages thereto) shall have the same legal effect, validity and enforceability as any paper original, and (ii) waives any argument, defense or right to contest the validity or enforceability of the Loan Documents based solely on the lack of paper original copies of any Loan Documents, including with respect to any signature pages thereto.
SECTION 9.07. Severability. To the fullest extent permitted by law, any provision of this Agreement 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, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the invalidity of a particular provision in a particular jurisdiction shall not invalidate such provision in any other jurisdiction.
SECTION 9.08. Right of Setoff. If an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, each Lender and Issuing Bank, and each Affiliate of any of the foregoing, is hereby authorized at any time and from time to time, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, to set off and apply any and all deposits (general or special, time or demand, provisional or final, in whatever currency) or other amounts at any time held and other obligations (in whatever currency) at any time owing by such Lender or Issuing Bank, or




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by such an Affiliate, to or for the credit or the account of the Company or any other Borrower against any of and all the obligations then due of the Company or any other Borrower now or hereafter existing under this Agreement held by such Lender or Issuing Bank, irrespective of whether or not such Lender or Issuing Bank shall have made any demand under this Agreement and although such obligations are owed to a branch office or Affiliate of such Lender or such Issuing Bank different from the branch office or Affiliate holding such deposit or obligated on such indebtedness. Each Lender and Issuing Bank agrees to notify the Company and the Administrative Agent promptly after any such set off and application; provided that the failure to give notice shall not affect the validity of such setoff and application. The rights of each Lender and Issuing Bank, and each Affiliate of any of the foregoing, under this Section are in addition to other rights and remedies (including other rights of setoff) that such Lender, Issuing Bank or Affiliate may have.
SECTION 9.09. Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Consent to Service of Process. (a) This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the law of the State of New York.
(b) Each party hereto hereby irrevocably and unconditionally submits, for itself and its property, to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York and of the Supreme Court of the State of New York sitting in New York County, and any appellate court from any thereof, in any action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or for recognition or enforcement of any judgment, and each Borrower hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees that all claims arising out of or relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document brought by it or any of its Affiliates shall be brought, and shall be heard and determined, exclusively in such Federal court or, if such Federal court lacks subject matter jurisdiction, in such New York State court. Each party hereto agrees that a final judgment in any such action or proceeding shall be conclusive and may be enforced in other jurisdictions by suit on the judgment or in any other manner provided by law. Nothing in this Agreement shall affect any right that the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or any Lender may otherwise have to bring any action or proceeding relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document against any Loan Party or any of its properties in the courts of any jurisdiction.
(c) Each of the parties hereto hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waives, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any objection that it may now or hereafter have to the laying of venue of any suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document in any court referred to in paragraph (b) of this Section. Each of the parties hereto hereby irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the defense of an inconvenient forum to the maintenance of such action or proceeding in any such court.
(d) Each party to this Agreement irrevocably consents to service of process in the manner provided for notices in Section 9.01. Nothing in this Agreement or any other Loan Document will affect the right of any party to this Agreement to serve process in any other manner permitted by law.




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(e) Each Borrowing Subsidiary hereby irrevocably designates, appoints and empowers the Company, and the Company hereby accepts such appointment, as its designee, appointee and agent to receive, accept and acknowledge for and on its behalf, and in respect of its property, service of any and all legal process, summons, notices and documents that may be served in any such action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document. Such service may be made by mailing or delivering a copy of such process to any Borrowing Subsidiary in care of the Company at the Company’s address used for purposes of giving notices under Section 9.01, and each Borrowing Subsidiary hereby irrevocably authorizes and directs the Company to accept such service on its behalf.
(f) In the event any Borrowing Subsidiary or any of its assets has or hereafter acquires, in any jurisdiction in which judicial proceedings may at any time be commenced with respect to this Agreement or any other Loan Document, any immunity from jurisdiction, legal proceedings, attachment (whether before or after judgment), execution, judgment or setoff, such Borrowing Subsidiary hereby irrevocably agrees not to claim and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waives such immunity.
SECTION 9.10. WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. EACH PARTY HERETO HEREBY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY (WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER THEORY). EACH PARTY HERETO (A) CERTIFIES THAT NO REPRESENTATIVE, AGENT OR ATTORNEY OF ANY OTHER PARTY HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH OTHER PARTY WOULD NOT, IN THE EVENT OF LITIGATION, SEEK TO ENFORCE THE FOREGOING WAIVER AND (B) ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT AND THE OTHER PARTIES HERETO HAVE BEEN INDUCED TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MUTUAL WAIVERS AND CERTIFICATIONS IN THIS SECTION.
SECTION 9.11. Headings. Article and Section headings and the Table of Contents used herein are for convenience of reference only, are not part of this Agreement and shall not affect the construction of, or be taken into consideration in interpreting, this Agreement.
SECTION 9.12. Confidentiality. Each of the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Issuing Banks agrees to maintain the confidentiality of the Information (as defined below), except that Information may be disclosed (a) to its Related Parties, including accountants, legal counsel and other agents and advisors, it being understood that the Persons to whom such disclosure is made will be informed of the confidential nature of such Information and instructed to keep such Information confidential or shall be subject to a professional or employment obligation of confidentiality applying to the Information, (b) to




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the extent requested by any Governmental Authority (including any self-regulatory authority, such as the National Association of Insurance Commissioners), (c) to the extent required by applicable law or by any subpoena or similar legal process, (d) to any other party to this Agreement, (e) in connection with the exercise of any remedies under this Agreement or any other Loan Document or any suit, action or proceeding relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document or the enforcement of rights hereunder or thereunder, (f) subject to an agreement containing confidentiality undertakings substantially similar to those of this Section and which are enforceable by the Company, to (i) any assignee of or Participant in, or any prospective assignee of or Participant in, any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement, (ii) any actual or prospective counterparty (or its Related Parties) to any swap or derivative transaction relating to the Company or any Subsidiary and its obligations or (iii) any actual or prospective credit insurance provider or such provider’s advisors, (g) with the consent of the Company, (h) to the extent such Information (i) becomes publicly available other than as a result of a breach of this Section or (ii) becomes available to the Administrative Agent, any Lender, any Issuing Bank or any Affiliate of any of the foregoing on a nonconfidential basis from a source other than a Loan Party or (j) on a confidential basis to (1) any rating agency in connection with rating the Company or its Subsidiaries or the credit facilities provided for herein or (2) the CUSIP Service Bureau or any similar agency in connection with the issuance and monitoring of identification numbers with respect to the credit facilities provided for herein. In addition, each of the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Issuing Banks may disclose the existence of this Agreement and non-confidential information about this Agreement to market data collectors, similar service providers to the lending industry and service providers to the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Issuing Banks in connection with the administration of this Agreement, the other Loan Documents and the Commitments. For purposes of this Section, “Information” means all information (including requests for waivers and amendments) received from the Loan Parties relating to the Company, any Subsidiary or their businesses, other than any such information that is available to the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any Issuing Bank on a nonconfidential basis prior to disclosure by the Loan Parties; provided that, in the case of information received from any Loan Party after the date hereof, such information is clearly identified at the time of delivery as confidential. Any Person required to maintain the confidentiality of Information as provided in this Section shall be considered to have complied with its obligation to do so if such Person has exercised the same degree of care to maintain the confidentiality of such Information as such Person would accord to its own confidential information.
SECTION 9.13. Interest Rate Limitation. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if at any time the interest rate applicable to any Loan, together with all fees, charges and other amounts that are treated as interest on such Loan under applicable law (collectively the “Charges”), shall exceed the maximum lawful rate (the “Maximum Rate”) that may be contracted for, charged, taken, received or reserved by the Lender holding such Loan in accordance with applicable law, the rate of interest payable in respect of such Loan hereunder, together with all Charges payable in respect thereof, shall be limited to the Maximum Rate and, to the extent lawful, the interest and Charges that would have been payable in respect of such Loan but were not payable as a result of the operation of this




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Section shall be cumulated and the interest and Charges payable to such Lender in respect of other Loans or periods shall be increased (but not above the Maximum Rate therefor) until such cumulated amount, together with interest thereon at the NYFRB Rate to the date of repayment, shall have been received by such Lender.
SECTION 9.14. Certain Notices. Each Lender and the Administrative Agent (for itself and not on behalf of any Lender) hereby notifies each Loan Party that pursuant to the requirements of the USA PATRIOT Act and/or the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, it is required to obtain, verify and record information that identifies such Loan Party, which information includes the name and address of such Loan Party and other information that will allow such Lender or the Administrative Agent, as applicable, to identify such Loan Party in accordance with the USA Patriot Act and the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.
SECTION 9.15. No Fiduciary Relationship. Each Borrower, on behalf of itself and its subsidiaries, agrees that in connection with all aspects of the transactions contemplated hereby and any communications in connection therewith, the Loan Parties and their Affiliates, on the one hand, and the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers, the Lenders, the Issuing Banks and their Affiliates, on the other hand, will have a business relationship that does not create, by implication or otherwise, any fiduciary duty on the part of the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers, the Lenders, the Issuing Banks or their Affiliates, and no such duty will be deemed to have arisen in connection with any such transactions or communications. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Borrowers hereby agree not to assert any claims against any of the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers, the Lenders or the Issuing Banks or their respective Affiliates with respect to any breach or alleged breach of agency or fiduciary duty in connection with any aspect of any transaction contemplated hereby.
SECTION 9.16. Non-Public Information. (a) Each Lender acknowledges that all information, including requests for waivers and amendments, furnished by the Loan Parties or the Administrative Agent pursuant to or in connection with, or in the course of administering, this Agreement will be syndicate-level information, which may contain MNPI. Each Lender represents to the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent that (i) it has developed compliance procedures regarding the use of MNPI and that it will handle MNPI in accordance with such procedures and applicable law, including Federal, state and foreign securities laws, and (ii) it has identified in its Administrative Questionnaire a credit contact who may receive information that may contain MNPI in accordance with its compliance procedures and applicable law, including Federal, state and foreign securities laws.
(b) The Borrowers and each Lender acknowledge that, if information furnished by the Loan Parties pursuant to or in connection with this Agreement is being distributed by the Administrative Agent through the Approved Electronic Platform, (i) the Administrative Agent may post any information that the Company has indicated as containing MNPI solely on that portion of the Approved Electronic Platform as is designated for Private Side Lender Representatives and (ii) if the Company has not indicated whether




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any information furnished by it pursuant to or in connection with this Agreement contains MNPI, the Administrative Agent reserves the right to post such information solely on that portion of the Approved Electronic Platform as is designated for Private Side Lender Representatives. The Company agrees to clearly designate all information provided to the Administrative Agent by or on behalf of the Loan Parties that is suitable to be made available to Public Side Lender Representatives, and the Administrative Agent shall be entitled to rely on any such designation by the Company without liability or responsibility for the independent verification thereof.
SECTION 9.17. Conversion of Currencies. (a) If, for the purpose of obtaining judgment in any court, it is necessary to convert a sum owing hereunder in one currency into another currency, each party hereto (including each Borrowing Subsidiary) agrees, to the fullest extent that it may effectively do so, that the rate of exchange used shall be that at which in accordance with normal banking procedures in the relevant jurisdiction the first currency could be purchased with such other currency on the Business Day immediately preceding the day on which final judgment is given.
(b) The obligations of each Borrower in respect of any sum due to any party hereto or any holder of the obligations owing hereunder (the “Applicable Creditor”) shall, notwithstanding any judgment in a currency (the “Judgment Currency”) other than the currency in which such sum is stated to be due hereunder (the “Agreement Currency”), be discharged only to the extent that, on the Business Day following receipt by the Applicable Creditor of any sum adjudged to be so due in the Judgment Currency, the Applicable Creditor may in accordance with normal banking procedures in the relevant jurisdiction purchase the Agreement Currency with the Judgment Currency; if the amount of the Agreement Currency so purchased is less than the sum originally due to the Applicable Creditor in the Agreement Currency, such Borrower agrees, as a separate obligation and notwithstanding any such judgment, to indemnify the Applicable Creditor against such loss.
SECTION 9.18. Notices under Existing Credit Agreement. Each Lender that is also a lender under the Existing Credit Agreement hereby consents and agrees that no prior notice shall be required under the Existing Credit Agreement with respect to the termination of commitments under the Existing Credit Agreement; provided that notice thereof is given on the Effective Date.
SECTION 9.19. Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any Loan Document or in any other agreement, arrangement or understanding among any such parties, each party hereto acknowledges that any liability of any EEA Financial Institution arising under any Loan Document may be subject to the Write-Down and Conversion Powers of an EEA Resolution Authority and agrees and consents to, and acknowledges and agrees to be bound by:
(a) the application of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by an EEA Resolution Authority to any such liabilities arising hereunder which may be payable to it by any party hereto that is an EEA Financial Institution; and




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(b) the effects of any Bail-In Action on any such liability, including, if applicable:
(i) a reduction in full or in part or cancellation of any such liability;
(ii) a conversion of all, or a portion of, such liability into shares or other instruments of ownership in such EEA Financial Institution, its parent entity, or a bridge institution that may be issued to it or otherwise conferred on it, and that such shares or other instruments of ownership will be accepted by it in lieu of any rights with respect to any such liability under this Agreement or any other Loan Document; or
(iii) the variation of the terms of such liability in connection with the exercise of the Write-Down and Conversion Powers of any EEA Resolution Authority.
SECTION 9.20. Subsidiary Guarantees. The Company may (but is not required to), at any time upon three Business Days’ notice to the Administrative Agent, cause any of its Domestic Subsidiaries to become a Subsidiary Guarantor, in each case, by each of the Company and such Subsidiary executing and delivering to the Administrative Agent a counterpart of the Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement (or, after the initial execution thereof, such Subsidiary executing and delivering to the Administrative Agent a counterpart of the supplement in the form specified in the Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement), together with such evidence of authority, secretary’s certificates and opinions as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request. So long as no Default has occurred and is continuing (or would result from such release), (a) if all of the Equity Interests in a Subsidiary Guarantor that are owned by the Company or any Subsidiary are sold or otherwise disposed of in a transaction or transactions permitted by this Agreement and as a result of such disposition such Person is no longer a Subsidiary or (b) in the event that, immediately after giving effect to the release of any Subsidiary Guarantor from its Guarantee under the Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement, all of the Indebtedness of the Subsidiaries that are not Subsidiary Guarantors is permitted under Section 6.01, then, in each case, promptly following the Company’s request, the Administrative Agent shall execute a release of such Subsidiary Guarantor from its Guarantee under the Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement. In connection with an execution by the Administrative Agent of any such release, upon request of the Administrative Agent the Company shall deliver a certificate of a Financial Officer of the Company as to the satisfaction of the requirements to such release set forth in the immediately preceding sentence. Any execution and delivery of any release documents by the Administrative Agent pursuant to this Section shall be without recourse or warranty by the Administrative Agent.

ARTICLE X

Guarantee
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as a primary obligor and not merely as a surety, the Guaranteed Obligations. The Company further agrees that the due and punctual payment of the Guaranteed Obligations may be extended or renewed, in whole or in part, without notice to or further assent from it, and that it will remain bound upon its Guarantee hereunder notwithstanding any such extension or renewal of any Guaranteed Obligation.
The Company waives presentment to, demand of payment from and protest to any Borrowing Subsidiary or any Subsidiary Guarantor of any of the Guaranteed Obligations, and also waives notice of acceptance of its obligations and notice of protest for nonpayment. The obligations of the Company under this Article X shall not be affected by (a) the failure of any Guaranteed Party to assert any claim or demand or to enforce any right or remedy against any Borrowing Subsidiary or any Subsidiary Guarantor under the provisions of this Agreement, any Borrowing Subsidiary Agreement, any other Loan Document or otherwise; (b) any extension or renewal of any of the Guaranteed Obligations; (c) any rescission, waiver, amendment or modification of, or release of any Borrowing Subsidiary or any Subsidiary Guarantor from, any of the terms or provisions applicable to any Borrowing Subsidiary or any Subsidiary Guarantor of this Agreement, any Borrowing Subsidiary Agreement, any other Loan Document or any other agreement or instrument; (d) the failure or delay of any Guaranteed Party to exercise any right or remedy against any other guarantor of the Guaranteed Obligations; (e) any default, failure or delay, willful or otherwise, in the performance of the Guaranteed Obligations; or (f) any other act (other than payment or performance of the Guaranteed Obligations), omission or delay to do any other act which may or might in any manner or to any extent vary the risk of the Company or otherwise operate as a discharge of the Company as guarantor as a matter of law or equity or which would impair or eliminate any right of the Company to subrogation.
The Company further agrees that its Guarantee hereunder constitutes a promise of payment when due (whether or not any bankruptcy or similar proceeding of any Borrowing Subsidiary shall have stayed the accrual or collection of any of the Guaranteed Obligations of such Borrowing Subsidiary or operated as a discharge thereof) and not merely of collection, and waives any right to require that any resort be had by any Guaranteed Party to any balance of any deposit account or credit on the books of any Guaranteed Party in favor of any Borrower or Subsidiary or any other Person.
The obligations of the Company under this Article X shall not be subject to any reduction, limitation, impairment or termination for any reason, and shall not be subject to any defense or setoff, counterclaim, recoupment or termination whatsoever, by reason of the invalidity, illegality or unenforceability of any of the Guaranteed Obligations, any impossibility in the performance of any of the Guaranteed Obligations, any law or regulation of any jurisdiction or any other event affecting any term of any of the Guaranteed Obligations or otherwise.
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part thereof, of any Guaranteed Obligation is rescinded or must otherwise be restored by any Guaranteed Party upon the bankruptcy or reorganization of any Borrower or otherwise.
In furtherance of the foregoing and not in limitation of any other right which any Guaranteed Party may have at law or in equity against the Company by virtue hereof, upon the failure of any Borrowing Subsidiary to pay any Guaranteed Obligation of such Borrowing Subsidiary when and as the same shall become due, whether at maturity, by acceleration, after notice of prepayment or otherwise, the Company hereby promises to and will, upon receipt of written demand by the Administrative Agent, forthwith pay, or cause to be paid, to the Administrative Agent for distribution to the applicable Guaranteed Parties in cash an amount equal to the unpaid principal amount of such Guaranteed Obligation. The Company further agrees that if payment in respect of any such Guaranteed Obligation shall be due in a currency other than US Dollars and/or at a place of payment other than New York and if, by reason of any legal prohibition, disruption of currency or foreign exchange markets, war or civil disturbance or other event, payment of such Guaranteed Obligation in such currency or at such place of payment shall be impossible or, in the reasonable judgment of any Guaranteed Party, not consistent with the protection of its rights or interests, then, at the election of such Guaranteed Party, the Company shall make payment of such Obligation in US Dollars (based upon the applicable Exchange Rate in effect on the date of payment) and/or in New York, and shall indemnify such Guaranteed Party against any losses or expenses (including losses or expenses resulting from fluctuations in exchange rates) that it shall sustain as a result of such alternative payment.
Upon payment in full by the Company of any Guaranteed Obligation, each Guaranteed Party shall, in a reasonable manner, assign to the Company the amount of such Guaranteed Obligation owed to such Guaranteed Party and so paid, such assignment to be pro tanto to the extent to which the Guaranteed Obligation in question was discharged by the Company, or, if requested by the Company, make such disposition thereof as the Company shall direct (all without recourse to any Guaranteed Party and without any representation or warranty by any Guaranteed Party). Upon payment by the Company of any sums as provided above, all rights of the Company against any Borrowing Subsidiary arising as a result thereof by way of right of subrogation or otherwise shall in all respects be subordinated and junior in right of payment to the prior indefeasible payment in full of all the Guaranteed Obligations owed by such Borrowing Subsidiary to the Guaranteed Parties.
[Signature Pages Follow]

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be duly executed by their respective authorized officers as of the day and year first above written.
VERISIGN, INC.,
by






/s/ George E. Kilguss, III          
Name: George E. Kilguss, III
Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer





JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., individually and as Administrative Agent, Swingline Lender and Issuing Bank,
by
/s/ Inderjeet Singh Aneja    
Name: Inderjeet Singh Aneja
Title: Vice President




SIGNATURE PAGE TO
THE CREDIT AGREEMENT
OF VERISIGN, INC.



Bank of America, N.A.
by
/s/ Erhlich Bautista
Name: Erhlich Bautista
Title: Vice President





SIGNATURE PAGE TO
THE CREDIT AGREEMENT
OF VERISIGN, INC.



Name of Institution: U.S. Bank National Association
by
/s/ Richard J. Ameny, Jr.
Name:    Richard J. Ameny, Jr.
Title: Vice President


For any Lender requiring a second signature line:
by
_________________________
Name:
Title:









Schedule 2.01
Commitments

Lender
Commitment
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
$75,000,000.00
Bank of America, N.A.
$62,500,000.00
U.S. Bank National Association
$62,500,000.00
TOTAL:
$200,000,000.00






Schedule 2.06A
Existing Letters of Credit
None.






Schedule 2.06B
LC Commitments

Issuing Bank
LC Commitment
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
$13,125,000.00
Bank of America, N.A.
$10,937,500.00
U.S. Bank National Association
$10,937,500.00
TOTAL:
$35,000,000.00








Schedule 6.01
Existing Indebtedness
A. Bank Guarantees or Other Commitments:
1. Issuer: Bank of America N.A., Sydney Branch, Beneficiary: Feature Queens Pty Ltd, Amount: AUD 63,234.30
2. Issuer: Bank of America N.A., Bengaluru Branch, Beneficiary: The President of India, through Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, Amount: INR 255,527,533
3. Issuer: Credit Suisse, Rental Guarantee, Fribourg offices in Villars-sur-Glane, CHF 100,000.00
4. Issuer: VeriSign Sarl, Commitment Letter to ICANN, USD 3,700,000
5. Issuer: Bank of America, VeriSign Sarl/ICANN/Bank of America Escrow Agreement, USD 3,300,000.






Schedule 6.02
Existing Liens

None.





EXHIBIT A



[FORM OF] ASSIGNMENT AND ASSUMPTION
This Assignment and Assumption (this “Assignment and Assumption”) is dated as of the Effective Date set forth below and is entered into by and between the Assignor (as defined below) and the Assignee (as defined below). Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings given to them in the Credit Agreement identified below, receipt of a copy of which is hereby acknowledged by the Assignee. The Standard Terms and Conditions set forth in Annex 1 attached hereto are hereby agreed to and incorporated herein by reference and made a part of this Assignment and Assumption as if set forth herein in full.
For an agreed consideration, the Assignor hereby irrevocably sells and assigns to the Assignee, and the Assignee hereby irrevocably purchases and assumes from the Assignor, subject to and in accordance with the Standard Terms and Conditions referred to below and the Credit Agreement, as of the Effective Date inserted by the Administrative Agent as contemplated below, (a) all the Assignor’s rights and obligations in its capacity as a Lender under the Credit Agreement and any other documents or instruments delivered pursuant thereto to the extent related to the amount and percentage interest identified below of all of such outstanding rights and obligations of the Assignor under the credit facility provided for under the Credit Agreement (including any Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans included in, and any Guarantees made pursuant to, such credit facility) and (b) to the extent permitted to be assigned under applicable law, all claims, suits, causes of action and any other right of the Assignor (in its capacity as a Lender) against any Person, whether known or unknown, arising under or in connection with the Credit Agreement, any other documents or instruments delivered pursuant thereto or the loan transactions governed thereby or in any way based on or related to any of the foregoing, including contract claims, tort claims, malpractice claims, statutory claims and all other claims at law or in equity, related to the rights and obligations sold and assigned pursuant to clause (a) above (the rights and obligations sold and assigned pursuant to clauses (a) and (b) above being referred to herein collectively as the “Assigned Interest”). Such sale and assignment is without recourse to the Assignor and, except as expressly provided in this Assignment and Assumption, without representation or warranty by the Assignor.
1. Assignor:
 
 
 
2. Assignee:
 
 
 
[and is [a Lender] [an Affiliate/Approved Fund] of [identify Lender]] 1 
3. Borrowers: VeriSign, Inc. and the Borrowing Subsidiaries
4. Administrative Agent: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
5. Credit Agreement: Credit Agreement dated as of December [●], 2019 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), among VeriSign, Inc., the Borrowing Subsidiaries party thereto, the Lenders party thereto and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent.

1 Select as applicable



6. Assigned Interest:

 
Aggregate Amount of Commitments/ Revolving Loans for all Lenders
Amount of Commitment/ Revolving Loans/ Competitive Loans Assigned 2
Percentage Assigned of Commitments/ Revolving Loans for all Lenders 3
Commitment/ Revolving Loans
$/[Currency]
$/[Currency]
%
Competitive Loans 4
N/A
$/[Currency]
N/A
Effective Date:                  _  , 20___ [TO BE INSERTED BY THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT AND WHICH SHALL BE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF RECORDATION OF TRANSFER IN THE REGISTER THEREFOR].
The Assignee, if not already a Lender, agrees to deliver to the Administrative Agent a completed Administrative Questionnaire in which the Assignee designates one or more credit contacts to whom all syndicate-level information (which may contain MNPI about the Company, the Subsidiaries and their securities) will be made available and who may receive such information in accordance with the Assignee’s compliance procedures and applicable laws, including Federal, state and foreign securities laws.


















2 Must comply with Section 9.04(b)(ii) of the Credit Agreement.
3 Set forth, to at least 9 decimals, as a percentage of the Commitments/Revolving Loans of all Lenders.
4 Specify the Competitive Loan assigned, including whether it is a LIBOR Loan, EURIBOR Loan or a Fixed Rate Loan.

A-2



The terms set forth above are hereby agreed to:
 
 
________________, as Assignor,
 
 
  by
      _____________________________
      Name:
      Title:

 
________________, as Assignee,

 
  by
      _____________________________
      Name:
      Title:
      
Consented to and Accepted:

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as Administrative Agent,
 
 
by
      _____________________________
 
Name:
      Title:

Consented to:
 
 
[VERISIGN, INC.,
 
 
  by
      _____________________________
 
Name:
      Title:]
 
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as an Issuing Bank and the Swingline Lender,

 
by
      _____________________________
 
Name:
      Title:
 
 
[NAME OF EACH OTHER ISSUING BANK],
 
 
by
      _____________________________
 
Name:
      Title:
5    The Assignee must deliver to the Company all applicable Tax forms required to be delivered by it under Section 2.17(f) of the Credit Agreement.
6    To be included only if the consent of the Company is required by Section 9.04(b)(i) of the Credit Agreement.

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ANNEX 1 TO
ASSIGNMENT AND ASSUMPTION

STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR
ASSIGNMENT AND ASSUMPTION

1.    Representations and Warranties.

1.1.    Assignor. The Assignor (a) represents and warrants that (i) it is the legal and beneficial owner of the Assigned Interest, (ii) the Assigned Interest is free and clear of any lien, encumbrance or other adverse claim and (iii) it has full power and authority, and has taken all action necessary, to execute and deliver this Assignment and Assumption and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby; and (b) assumes no responsibility with respect to (i) any statements, warranties or representations made in or in connection with the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document, other than statements made by it herein, (ii) the execution, legality, validity, enforceability, genuineness, sufficiency or value of the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document, (iii) the financial condition of the Borrowers, any of their Subsidiaries or other Affiliates or any other Person obligated in respect of the Credit Agreement or (iv) the performance or observance by the Borrowers, any of their Subsidiaries or other Affiliates or any other Person of any of their respective obligations under the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document.

1.2.    Assignee. The Assignee (a) represents and warrants that (i) it has full power and authority, and has taken all action necessary, to execute and deliver this Assignment and Assumption, to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby and to become a Lender under the Credit Agreement, (ii) it is an Eligible Assignee, (iii) from and after the Effective Date, it shall be bound by the provisions of the Credit Agreement as a Lender thereunder and, to the extent of the Assigned Interest, shall have the obligations of a Lender thereunder, (iv) it is sophisticated with respect to decisions to acquire assets of the type represented by the Assigned Interest and either it, or the Person exercising discretion in making its decision to acquire the Assigned Interest, is experienced in acquiring assets of such type, (v) it has received a copy of the Credit Agreement, together with copies of the most recent financial statements delivered pursuant to Section 5.01 thereof and such other documents and information as it has deemed appropriate to make its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Assignment and Assumption and to purchase the Assigned Interest independently and without reliance on the Administrative Agent, any Arranger, the Assignor or any other Lender, (vi) if it is a U.S. Person, attached hereto is an executed original of IRS Form W-9 certifying that it is exempt from U.S. Federal backup withholding tax and (vii) if it is a Foreign Lender, attached hereto is any documentation required to be delivered by it pursuant to the terms of the Credit Agreement, duly completed and executed by the Assignee; and (b) agrees that (i) it will, independently and without reliance on the Administrative Agent, any Arranger, the Assignor or any other Lender, and based on such documents and information as it shall deem appropriate at the time, continue to make its own credit decisions in taking or not taking action under the Credit Agreement, and (ii) it will perform in accordance with their terms all of the obligations which by the terms of the Credit Agreement are required to be performed by it as a Lender.


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2.    Payments. From and after the Effective Date, the Administrative Agent shall make all payments in respect of the Assigned Interest (including payments of principal, interest, fees and other amounts) to the Assignee whether such amounts have accrued prior to or on or after the Effective Date. The Assignor and the Assignee shall make all appropriate adjustments in payments by the Administrative Agent for periods prior to the Effective Date or with respect to the making of this assignment directly between themselves.

3.    General Provisions. This Assignment and Assumption shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of, the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns. This Assignment and Assumption may be executed in any number of counterparts (and by different parties hereto on different counterparts), which together shall constitute one instrument. Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Assignment and Assumption by facsimile or other electronic image scan transmission shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Assignment and Assumption. This Assignment and Assumption shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.



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EXHIBIT B



[FORM OF] BORROWING REQUEST
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
as Administrative Agent
JPMorgan Loan Services
500 Stanton Christiana Road, NCC 5
1st Floor Newark, DE 19713
Attention: Loan and Agency Services Group
12012443630@tls.ldsprod.com

[Date]
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Reference is made to the Credit Agreement dated as of December [●], 2019 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), among VeriSign, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), the Borrowing Subsidiaries party thereto, the Lenders party thereto and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent. Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings specified in the Credit Agreement.
This notice constitutes a Borrowing Request and the [Borrower specified below] [the Company on behalf of the Borrower specified below] hereby gives you notice, pursuant to Section [2.03] [2.05] of the Credit Agreement, that it requests a Borrowing under the Credit Agreement, and in connection therewith specifies the following information with respect to such Borrowing:
(A)
Name of Borrower:____________________________________________
(B)
Class of Borrowing: 1__________________________________________
(C)
Currency and aggregate principal amount of Borrowing:2 [$][specify Alternative Currency for Revolving Borrowings]____________________
(D)
Date of Borrowing (which is a Business Day): ______________________
(E)
Type of Borrowing:3 ___________________________________________
    1 Specify Revolving Borrowing or Swingline Borrowing.
    2 Must comply with Section 2.02(c) of the Credit Agreement.
    3 Specify LIBOR Revolving Borrowing, EURIBOR Revolving Borrowing or ABR Borrowing (all Swingline Loans are ABR Loans). If no election as to the Type of Revolving Borrowing is specified, then the requested Borrowing shall be (a) in the case of a Revolving Borrowing denominated in US Dollars, an ABR Revolving Borrowing, (b) in the case of Revolving Borrowing denominated in an Alternative Currency (other than Euros), a LIBOR Revolving Borrowing and (c) in the case of a Revolving Borrowing denominated in Euros, a EURIBOR Revolving Borrowing.






(F)
Interest Period and the last day thereof: 4____________________________
(G)
Location and number of the Borrower’s account to which proceeds of the requested Borrowing are to be disbursed: [Name of Bank] (Account No.:_______________________________________________________)
[Issuing Bank to which proceeds of the requested Borrowing are to be disbursed:____________________________________________________]5 
[(H)
Jurisdiction from which payments of the principal and interest on such Borrowing will be made:________________________________________]6 

[Signature Page Follows]
 










4Applicable to LIBOR Revolving Borrowings and EURIBOR Revolving Borrowings only. Shall be subject to the definition of “Interest Period” and can be a period of one week or one, two (other than in the case of a EURIBOR Borrowing or Borrowing denominated in Yen), three or six months (or, if agreed to by each Lender participating in the requested Borrowing, any other period not in excess of 12 months thereafter). If an Interest Period is not specified, then the applicable Borrower shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month’s duration.
    5Specify only in the case of an ABR Revolving Borrowing or a Swingline Loan requested to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement as provided in Section 2.06(f) of the Credit Agreement.
    6Specify only in the case of a Borrowing by a Foreign Borrowing Subsidiary.


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Very truly yours,
[NAME OF BORROWER] [COMPANY]
 
By:
 
 
Name:
 
Title:





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EXHIBIT C-1

[FORM OF] BORROWING SUBSIDIARY AGREEMENT dated as of [           ] (this “Agreement”), among VERISIGN, INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), [NAME OF NEW BORROWING SUBSIDIARY], a [Jurisdiction] [organizational form] (the “New Borrowing Subsidiary”), and JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as Administrative Agent.
Reference is hereby made to the Credit Agreement dated as of December [●], 2019 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), among the Company, the Borrowing Subsidiaries party thereto, the Lenders party thereto and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent. Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Credit Agreement.
Pursuant to Section 2.21 of the Credit Agreement, the Company and the New Borrowing Subsidiary desire that the New Borrowing Subsidiary become a Borrowing Subsidiary under the Credit Agreement. The Company represents that (a) the New Borrowing Subsidiary is a Subsidiary organized in [jurisdiction] as a [organizational form], (b) the representations and warranties of the Loan Parties (including, after giving effect to this Agreement, the New Borrowing Subsidiary) set forth in the Loan Documents (including this Agreement) are true and correct (i) in the case of the representations and warranties qualified as to materiality, in all respects and (ii) otherwise, in all material respects, in each case on and as of the date of the date hereof, except in the case of any such representation and warranty that expressly relates to a prior date, in which case such representation and warranty are so true and correct on and as of such prior date, and (c) no Default has occurred and is continuing or would result from the execution and delivery of this Agreement.
Subject to Section 2.21 of the Credit Agreement, upon execution of this Agreement by each of the Company, the New Borrowing Subsidiary and the Administrative Agent, the New Borrowing Subsidiary shall be a party to the Credit Agreement and shall constitute a “Borrowing Subsidiary” for all purposes thereof, and the New Borrowing Subsidiary hereby agrees to be bound by all provisions of the Credit Agreement.
[The New Borrowing Subsidiary hereby represents and warrants that (a) it is subject, under the laws of the jurisdiction in which it is organized and existing, to civil and commercial laws with respect to its obligations under this Agreement, the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which it is a party, and the execution, delivery and performance by the New Borrowing Subsidiary of this Agreement, the Credit Agreement and such other Loan Documents constitute and will constitute private and commercial acts and not public or governmental acts and (b) neither the New Borrowing Subsidiary nor any of its property has any immunity from jurisdiction of any court or from any legal process (whether through service or notice, attachment prior to judgment, attachment in aid of execution, execution or otherwise) under the laws of the jurisdiction in which it is organized and existing in respect of its obligations under this Agreement, the Credit Agreement and such other Loan Documents.]1 
1Insert if the New Borrowing Subsidiary is a Foreign Borrowing Subsidiary.






This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be duly executed by their authorized officers as of the date first appearing above.

VERISIGN, INC.,
  by
_____________________________
Name:
Title:
[NAME OF NEW BORROWING SUBSIDIARY],
  by
_____________________________
Name:
Title:
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as Administrative Agent,
  by
_____________________________
Name:
Title:


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Exhibit D-1


[FORM OF BORROWING SUBSIDIARY TERMINATION]
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
as Administrative Agent
JPMorgan Loan Services
500 Stanton Christiana Road, NCC 5
1st Floor Newark, DE 19713
Attention: Loan and Agency Services Group
12012443630@tls.ldsprod.com

[Date]
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Reference is made to the Credit Agreement dated as of December [●], 2019 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), among VeriSign, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), the Borrowing Subsidiaries party thereto, the Lenders party thereto and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent. Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Credit Agreement.
Pursuant to Section 2.21 of the Credit Agreement, the Company hereby terminates the status of [Name of Terminated Borrowing Subsidiary] (the “Terminated Borrowing Subsidiary”) as a Borrowing Subsidiary under the Credit Agreement. The Company represents and warrants that no Loans made to the Terminated Borrowing Subsidiary, or any Letter of Credit issued for the account of the Terminated Borrowing Subsidiary, are outstanding as of the date hereof and that all amounts payable by the Terminated Borrowing Subsidiary in respect of interest and/or fees (and, to the extent notified by the Administrative Agent, the Swingline Lender, any Lender or any Issuing Bank, any other amounts payable under the Credit Agreement) pursuant to the Credit Agreement have been paid in full on or prior to the date hereof.
Very truly yours,
VERISIGN, INC.,
by
 
 
 
Name:
 
Title:





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[FORM OF COMPETITIVE BID REQUEST]
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
as Administrative Agent
JPMorgan Loan Services
500 Stanton Christiana Road, NCC 5
1st Floor Newark, DE 19713
Attention: Loan and Agency Services Group
12012443630@tls.ldsprod.com

[Date]
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen:
Reference is made to the Credit Agreement dated as of December [●], 2019 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), among VeriSign, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), the Borrowing Subsidiaries party thereto, the Lenders party thereto and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent. Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Credit Agreement.
Pursuant to Section 2.04(a) of the Credit Agreement, the [Borrower specified below] [the Company on behalf of the Borrower specified below] hereby requests Competitive Bids, and in connection therewith sets forth below the terms on which such Competitive Bids are requested to be made:
(A)
Name of Borrower:
 
(B)
Type of Competitive Borrowing:1
 
(C)
Currency of Competitive Borrowing:2
 
(D)
Principal amount of Competitive Borrowing:3
 
(E)
Date of Competitive Borrowing:4
 
(F)
Interest Period and the last day thereof:5
 
1Either a LIBOR Competitive Borrowing, EURIBOR Competitive Borrowing or a Fixed Rate Competitive Borrowing.
2Must be US Dollars or an Alternative Currency.
3Must be an integral multiple of the Borrowing Multiple with a US Dollar Equivalent on the date of the applicable Competitive Bid Request of at least US$25,000,000. Must be in an aggregate principal amount that will not result in the sum of the Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure plus the Aggregate Competitive Loan Exposure exceeding the Aggregate Commitment.
4Must be a Business Day.
5Subject to the provisions of the definition of the term “Interest Period”, (a) in the case of a LIBOR Competitive Borrowing or EURIBOR Competitive Borrowing, the period commencing on the date such Borrowing is made and ending on the numerically corresponding day in the calendar month that is one, two (other than in the case of a EURIBOR Competitive Borrowing or Borrowing denominated in Yen), three or six months thereafter and (b) in the case of a Fixed Rate Competitive Borrowing, the period (which shall not be less than seven days or more than 360 days) commencing on the date of such Borrowing and ending on the date specified herein. The Interest Period may not end after the Maturity Date.

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(G)
Location and number of the Borrower’s account to which proceeds of the requested Borrowing are to be disbursed (give name of bank and account number):
 
[(H)
Jurisdiction from which payments of the principal and interest on such Borrowing will be made:]6
 




Very truly yours,
[NAME OF APPLICABLE BORROWER][COMPANY]
by
 
 
 
Name:
 
Title:



















    6Specify only in the case of a Borrowing by a Foreign Borrowing Subsidiary.


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Exhibit D-2


[FORM OF NOTICE OF COMPETITIVE BID REQUEST]

Lenders under the Credit Agreement
Referred to below


[Date]
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen:
Reference is made to the Credit Agreement dated as of December [●], 2019 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), among VeriSign, Inc., the Borrowing Subsidiaries party thereto, the Lenders party thereto and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent. Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Credit Agreement.
[The Company on behalf of] [NAME OF APPLICABLE BORROWER] (the “Borrower”) made a Competitive Bid Request on           , 20[ ], pursuant to Section 2.04(b) of the Credit Agreement, and in connection therewith you are invited to submit a Competitive Bid by [Date]/[Time].1 Your Competitive Bid must comply with Section 2.04(c) of the Credit Agreement and the terms set forth below on which the Competitive Bid Request was made:
(A)
Name of Borrower:
 
(B)
Type of Competitive Borrowing:2
 
(C)
Currency of Competitive Borrowing:3
 
(D)
Principal amount of Competitive Borrowing:4
 

1The Competitive Bid must be received by the Administrative Agent (a) in the case of a LIBOR Competitive Borrowing or EURIBOR Competitive Borrowing, not later than 9:30 a.m., Local Time, (i) three Business Days before a proposed Borrowing in the case of a Borrowing denominated in US Dollars and (ii) four Business Days before a proposed Borrowing in the case of a Borrowing denominated in an Alternative Currency and (b) in the case of a Fixed Rate Competitive Borrowing, not later than 9:30 a.m., Local Time, (i) one Business Day before a proposed Borrowing in the case of a Borrowing denominated in US Dollars and (ii) two Business Days before a proposed Borrowing in the case of a Borrowing denominated in an Alternative Currency.
2Either a LIBOR Competitive Borrowing, EURIBOR Competitive Borrowing or a Fixed Rate Competitive Borrowing.
3Must be US Dollars or an Alternative Currency.
4Must be an integral multiple of the Borrowing Multiple with a US Dollar Equivalent on the date of the applicable Competitive Bid Request of at least US$25,000,000. Must be in an aggregate principal amount that will not result in the sum of the Aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure plus the Aggregate Competitive Loan Exposure exceeding the Aggregate Commitment.




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(E)
Date of Competitive Borrowing:5
 
(F)
Interest Period and the last day thereof:6
 
(G)
Location and number of the Borrower’s account to which proceeds of the requested Borrowing are to be disbursed (give name of bank and account number):
 
[(H)
Jurisdiction from which payments of the principal and interest on such Borrowing will be made:]7
 

5Must be a Business Day.
6Subject to the provisions of the definition of the term “Interest Period”, (a) in the case of a LIBOR Competitive Borrowing or EURIBOR Competitive Borrowing, the period commencing on the date such Borrowing is made and ending on the numerically corresponding day in the calendar month that is one, two (other than in the case of a EURIBOR Competitive Borrowing or Borrowing denominated in Yen), three or six months thereafter and (b) in the case of a Fixed Rate Competitive Borrowing, the period (which shall not be less than seven days or more than 360 days) commencing on the date of such Borrowing and ending on the date specified herein. The Interest Period may not end after the Maturity Date.
7Specify only in the case of a Borrowing by a Foreign Borrowing Subsidiary.



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Very truly yours,
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
AS ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT,
by
 
 
 
Name: