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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): May 14, 2021

MGP Ingredients, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Kansas0-1719645-4082531
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
Cray Business Plaza
100 Commercial Street
Box 130
Atchison, Kansas 66002
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(913) 367-1480
(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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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 classTrading SymbolName of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, no par valueMGPINASDAQ 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 May 14, 2021, MGP Ingredients, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement (the “Bank Credit Facility Amendment”), which amended the Company’s existing credit agreement with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, swingline lender and issuing lender thereunder, and various lenders parties thereto (the “Bank Credit Facility”). In connection with the Bank Credit Facility Amendment, the Company also entered into a Fourth Amendment to Note Purchase Agreement and Private Shelf Agreement (the “Note Purchase Agreement Amendment”), which amended the Company's existing note purchase and private shelf agreement with PGIM, Inc. and certain of its affiliates, as purchasers (the “Note Purchase Facility”).

Pursuant to the Bank Credit Facility Amendment, the Company increased the maximum principal amount available to be outstanding thereunder by an additional $100 million (to a total of $400 million). Additionally, the Company extended the maturity of the Bank Credit Facility to May 14, 2026, and refreshed the existing accordion feature thereunder to permit the Company, subject to obtaining lender approval, to increase the amount of the revolving credit facility by up to an additional $100 million (to a total of $500 million). The Bank Credit Facility Amendment also permits the Company, if it elects, to incur certain additional indebtedness and liens, to make certain additional investments and to enter certain other transactions. The Note Purchase Agreement Amendment likewise permits the Company to incur such additional indebtedness and liens, to make such additional investments and to enter into such other transactions.

The Bank Credit Facility Amendment and the Note Purchase Agreement Amendment also relaxed the Company's leverage ratio financial covenant under the Bank Credit Facility and Note Purchase Facility, respectively, and, in the case of the Note Purchase Facility, subject to the Company's payment of additional fees if the leverage ratio exceeds a certain amount. The Bank Credit Facility Amendment and the Note Purchase Agreement Amendment also imposed certain additional restrictions on the Company's ability to pay dividends or repurchase its stock, subject to certain exceptions.

The foregoing descriptions of the Bank Credit Facility Amendment and the Note Purchase Agreement Amendment do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the Bank Credit Facility Amendment and the Note Purchase Agreement Amendment, which are attached as Exhibits 10.1, and10.2, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit NumberDescription
10.1*
10.2*
104The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in iXBRL (Inline Extensible Business Reporting Language)

* Filed herewith



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.


                        MGP INGREDIENTS, INC.
Date: May 20, 2021By:/s/ Brandon M. Gall
Brandon M. Gall, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer






Document
Execution Version

AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO CREDIT AGREEMENT

    This AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO CREDIT AGREEMENT dated as of May 14, 2021 (this “Amendment”), is among MGP INGREDIENTS, INC. a Kansas corporation (the “Borrower”), EACH OF THE UNDERSIGNED SUBSIDIARIES OF THE BORROWER (each a “Guarantor” and collectively, the “Guarantors”), WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION as Administrative Agent (in such capacity, the “Administrative Agent”) and the Lenders (as defined below) party hereto.

RECITALS:

A.The Borrower, the Agent and the lenders from time to time party thereto (the “Lenders”) have entered into a Credit Agreement dated as of February 14, 2020 (as amended by Amendment No. 1 to Credit Agreement dated as of January 25, 2021 and in effect on the date hereof, the “Existing Credit Agreement”; and the Existing Credit Agreement as amended by this Amendment, the “Credit Agreement”). Capitalized terms used and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Credit Agreement.
B.The Guarantors have entered into a Guaranty Agreement dated of even date with the Credit Agreement (the “Subsidiary Guaranty Agreement”) in favor of the Administrative Agent and other Secured Parties and various Security Documents.
C.The Borrower has requested that the Administrative Agent and Lenders amend certain provisions of the Existing Credit Agreement and has notified the Administrative Agent and the Lenders that it desires to increase the Commitments in an aggregate amount equal to $100,000,000 pursuant to Section 2.7 of the Credit Agreement.
D.Subject to the terms and conditions set forth below, the Administrative Agent and Lenders party hereto are willing to so amend the Existing Credit Agreement and, to the extent such Lender has agreed to increase its Commitment hereunder as set forth on Schedule 2.1 hereto, to provide a portion of the Revolving Credit Increase as set forth herein.
    In furtherance of the foregoing, the parties agree as follows:

    Section 1.    AMENDMENTS. Subject to the covenants, terms and conditions set forth herein and in reliance upon the representations and warranties set forth herein and in the documents delivered in connection herewith, on the Amendment Effective Date (as defined below), the parties hereto acknowledge and agree that:

(a)the body of the Existing Credit Agreement (excluding the Schedules and Exhibits thereto, other than as set forth in clauses (b) and (c) of this Section 1) is hereby amended to (i) delete red or green stricken text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following examples: stricken text and stricken text) and (ii) to add the blue or green double-underlined text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following examples: double-underlined text and double-underlined text), in each case, as set forth in the conformed copy of the Credit Agreement attached as Annex A hereto;

(b)Exhibit F (Form of Compliance Certificate) to the Existing Credit Agreement is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as set forth as Annex B hereto; and

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(c)the Commitments shall be increased by the amount of the Revolving Credit Increase reflected on Schedule 2.1 attached hereto and the Commitments and Commitment Percentages shall be as set forth on Schedule 2.1 attached hereto after giving effect to such Revolving Credit Increase.

The amendments to the Existing Credit Agreement are limited to the extent specifically described herein and no other terms, covenants or provisions of the Existing Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document are intended to be affected hereby. Each of the parties hereto acknowledges and agrees that the Revolving Credit Increase shall be subject to the same terms and conditions as the Revolving Credit Facility under the Credit Agreement.

Section 2.    CONDITIONS PRECEDENT. The parties hereto agree that the amendments set forth in Section 1 above shall not be effective until the satisfaction of each of the following conditions precedent (the date on which such conditions are satisfied, the “Amendment Effective Date”):

(a)Documentation. The Administrative Agent’s receipt of the following, in each case in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent:

(i)a counterpart of this Amendment, duly executed and delivered by the Borrower, the Guarantors, and each Lender;

(ii)a satisfactory corresponding amendment with respect to the Senior Note Purchase Agreement;

(iii)Organization Documents and consents or resolutions of the board of directors (or other appropriate governing body) of each Loan Party, together with such other documents and certificates as the Administrative Agent or its counsel may reasonably request relating to the organization, existence and good standing of each Loan Party, the authorization of the transactions contemplated hereby and any other legal matters relating to the Loan Parties, the Loan Documents or the transactions contemplated hereby;

(iv)specimen signatures certified by the Secretary, Manager or other appropriate officer, as applicable, of each Loan Party;

(v)a Compliance Certificate demonstrating that the Borrower is in compliance with the financial covenants set forth in Section 8.1 of the Credit Agreement based on financial statements most recently delivered pursuant to Section 7.3(a) or 7.3(b), as applicable, both before and after giving effect (on a pro forma basis) to (A) such Revolving Credit Increase (with any Revolving Credit Increase being deemed to be fully funded) and (B) any transaction permitted hereunder consummated in connection therewith;

(vi)an officer’s certificate from a Responsible Officer of the Borrower certifying that, before and after giving effect to this Amendment, the Revolving Credit Increase provided hereby and any use of the proceeds thereof each of the representations and warranties set forth in Section 4(a)(i), 4(a)(ii) and 4(a)(iii) are true and correct;

(vii)an opinion of counsel to the Loan Parties;

(viii)Uniform Commercial Code search results reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; and
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(ix)(A) the Loan Parties shall have provided to the Administrative Agent and directly to the Lenders all documentation and other information requested by the Administrative Agent or any Lender in order to comply with the requirements of any Anti-Money Laundering Laws, including the PATRIOT Act and any applicable “know your customer” rules and regulations, and (B) the Borrower shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent and directly to any Lender requesting the same, a Beneficial Ownership Certification in relation to it (or a certification that the Borrower qualifies for an express exclusion from the “legal entity customer” definition under the Beneficial Ownership Regulations).

(b)Fees and Expenses. All fees required to be paid on or before the Amendment Effective Date in connection with this Amendment shall have been paid, and the fees and expenses of counsel to the Administrative Agent estimated to date shall have been paid in full (without prejudice to final settling of accounts for such fees and expenses).

(c)Prepayment. The Borrower shall have prepaid any Loans outstanding to the extent necessary to keep the outstanding Loans ratable with the Commitment Percentages in effect after giving effect to this Amendment; provided that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Credit Agreement, and solely for purposes of any reallocation and prepayment resulting from the Revolving Credit Increase described in this Amendment (and not any subsequent Revolving Credit Increase), the Lenders waive any requirement that the Borrower pay any amounts under Section 4.9 of the Credit Agreement in connection with such reallocation and prepayment.

Without limiting the generality of the provisions of the last paragraph of Section 10.3 of the Credit Agreement, for purposes of determining compliance with the conditions specified in this Section 2, each Lender that has signed this Amendment shall be deemed to have consented to, approved or accepted or to be satisfied with, each document or other matter required thereunder to be consented to or approved by or acceptable or satisfactory to a Lender unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from such Lender prior to the proposed Amendment Effective Date specifying its objection thereto.
    
Section 3.    REALLOCATION OF COMMITMENTS AND REVOLVING CREDIT EXPOSURE. The parties hereto agree that the Administrative Agent shall reallocate the Loans and the Revolving Credit Exposure in accordance with the updated Commitment Percentages as of the Amendment Effective Date and the Lenders agree to make all payments and adjustments necessary to effect such reallocation.

Section 4.    REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.

(a)    In order to induce the Administrative Agent and the Lenders party hereto to enter into this Amendment, each Loan Party represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders as follows:

(i)    The representations and warranties made by the Loan Parties in Article VI of the Credit Agreement are true and correct in all material respects (except to the extent already subject to a materiality standard in which case such representation or warranty shall be true and correct in all respects) on and as of the date hereof with the same effect as if made on and as of such date, except that (x) to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct in all material respects (except to the extent already subject to a materiality standard in which case such representation or warranty shall be
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true and correct in all respects) as of such earlier date and (y) the representations and warranties contained in Section 6.5 of the Credit Agreement shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to Sections 7.3(a) and (b) of the Credit Agreement, respectively.

(ii)    Since December 31, 2020, no act, event, condition or circumstance has occurred or arisen which, individually or in the aggregate, has had or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(iii)    No Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or will exist after giving effect to this Amendment.

(b)    In order to induce the Administrative Agent and the Lenders party hereto to enter into this Amendment, the Borrower and each Guarantor represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders that (i) it has the corporate or limited liability company power and authority to execute and deliver this Amendment and the Borrower has the power and authority to perform this Amendment, (ii) it has taken all necessary corporate or limited liability company action to authorize the execution, delivery and performance of this Amendment, (iii) this Amendment has been duly executed and delivered on behalf of such Loan Party, and (iv) this Amendment constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of such Loan Party, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms, except as enforceability may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally and by general principles of equity.

Section 5.    MISCELLANEOUS.

    (a)    Ratification and Confirmation of Loan Documents. Each of the Borrower and each Guarantor hereby consents, acknowledges and agrees to the amendments set forth herein and hereby confirms and ratifies in all respects the Loan Documents to which such Person is a party (including without limitation, with respect to each Guarantor, the continuation of its payment and performance obligations under the Subsidiary Guaranty Agreement upon and after the effectiveness of the amendments contemplated hereby and, with respect to both the Borrower and each Guarantor, the continuation and extension of the liens granted under the Security Documents to secure the Obligations).

    (b)    Fees and Expenses. The Borrower shall pay on demand all reasonable costs and expenses of the Administrative Agent in connection with the preparation, reproduction, execution, and delivery of this Amendment and any other documents prepared in connection herewith, including, without limitation, the reasonable fees and out-of-pocket expenses of counsel for the Administrative Agent.

    (c)    Headings. Section and subsection headings in this Amendment are included herein for convenience of reference only and shall not constitute a part of this Amendment for any other purpose or be given any substantive effect.

    (d)    Governing Law; Waiver of Jury Trial. This Amendment shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, and shall be further subject to the provisions of Sections 11.5 and 11.6 of the Credit Agreement.

    (e)    Counterparts. This Amendment may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which when executed and delivered shall be deemed to be an original, and all of which when taken together shall constitute one and the same agreement. Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Amendment by facsimile or other electronic transmission (including .pdf file) shall be
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effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart hereof. The execution and delivery of this Amendment shall be deemed to include electronic signatures on electronic platforms approved by the Administrative Agent, which shall be of the same legal effect, validity or enforceability as delivery of a manually executed signature, 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, upon the request of any party hereto, such facsimile transmission or electronic mail transmission shall be promptly followed by the original thereof.

    (f)    Entire Agreement. This Amendment, together with all the Loan Documents (collectively, the “Relevant Documents”), sets forth the entire understanding and agreement of the parties hereto in relation to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any prior negotiations and agreements among the parties relating to such subject matter. No promise, condition, representation or warranty, express or implied, not set forth in the Relevant Documents shall bind any party hereto, and no such party has relied on any such promise, condition, representation or warranty. Each of the parties hereto acknowledges that, except as otherwise expressly stated in the Relevant Documents, no representations, warranties or commitments, express or implied, have been made by any party to the other. None of the terms or conditions of this Amendment may be changed, modified, waived or canceled orally or otherwise except in a writing signed by the Administrative Agent and requisite Lenders for such purpose.

    (g)    Enforceability. Should any one or more of the provisions of this Amendment be determined to be illegal or unenforceable as to one or more of the parties hereto, all other provisions nevertheless shall remain effective and binding on the parties hereto.

(h)    Successors and Assigns. This Amendment shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the Borrower, each Guarantor, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and their respective successors and assigns (subject to Section 11.9 of the Credit Agreement).

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    The following parties have caused this Amendment to be executed as of the date first written above.

                        BORROWER:

    MGP INGREDIENTS, INC., a Kansas corporation

By: __/s/ Brandon Gall_________________________
    Name: Brandon Gall
    Title: Chief Financial Officer


GUARANTORS:

MGPI PROCESSING, INC., a Kansas corporation

By:     __/s/ Brandon Gall________________________
Name:    Brandon Gall
Title: Chief Financial Officer

MGPI PIPELINE, INC., a Kansas corporation
By:     __/s/ Brandon Gall________________________    
Name:    Brandon Gall
Title: Chief Financial Officer

MGPI OF INDIANA, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company

By:     __/s/ Brandon Gall________________________
Name:    Brandon Gall
Title: Chief Financial Officer

KY LIMESTONE HOLDINGS LLC, a Delaware limited liability company
    
    By:     __/s/ Brandon Gall________________________    
Name: Brandon Gall
Title:     Chief Financial Officer

LDL HOLDINGS DE, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company
    
    By:     __/s/ Brandon Gall________________________    
Name: Brandon Gall
Title:     Chief Financial Officer


MGP Ingredients, Inc.
Signature Page to Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement




LFL LLC, a Delaware limited liability company    
    By: __/s/ Brandon Gall________________________
    Name: Brandon Gall
Title:     Chief Financial Officer

LIMESTONE BRANCH DISTILLERY, LLC, a Kentucky limited liability company    
    By: __/s/ Brandon Gall________________________    
Name: Brandon Gall
Title:     Chief Financial Officer

LMX, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company    
    By:     __/s/ Brandon Gall________________________    
Name: Brandon Gall
Title:     Chief Financial Officer

LRD HOLDINGS LLC, a Delaware limited liability company    
    By:     __/s/ Brandon Gall________________________
    Name: Brandon Gall
Title:     Chief Financial Officer

LUX ROW DISTILLERS LLC, a Delaware limited liability company    
    By:     __/s/ Brandon Gall________________________
    Name: Brandon Gall
Title:     Chief Financial Officer

LUXCO GROUP HOLDINGS, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company    
    By:     __/s/ Brandon Gall________________________
    Name: Brandon Gall
Title:     Chief Financial Officer

LUXCO, INC., a Missouri corporation

By:     __/s/ Brandon Gall________________________
    Name: Brandon Gall
Title:     Chief Financial Officer

MGP Ingredients, Inc.
Signature Page to Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement



ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT, ISSUING LENDER AND LENDERS:

WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, as Administrative Agent


By: /s/ Ken Washington    
Name: Ken Washington
Title: Senior Vice President


MGP Ingredients, Inc.
Signature Page to Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement



WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, as Swingline Lender, Issuing Lender and a Lender


By: /s/ Ken Washington    
Name: Ken Washington
Title: Senior Vice President

MGP Ingredients, Inc.
Signature Page to Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement



TRUIST BANK, as a Lender

By:
/s/ Kenneth M. Blackwell    
Name: Kenneth M. Blackwell
Title: Director


MGP Ingredients, Inc.
Signature Page to Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement



AGCOUNTRY FARM CREDIT SERVICES, FLCA, as a Lender

By:
/s/ Lisa Caswell    
Name: Lisa Caswell
Title: Vice President

MGP Ingredients, Inc.
Signature Page to Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement



COMPEER FINANCIAL, PCA, as a Lender

By:
/s/ Daniel J. Best    
Name: Daniel J. Best
Title: Director, Capital Markets


MGP Ingredients, Inc.
Signature Page to Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement



FIFTH THIRD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as a Lender

By:
/s/ Benjamin L. Dodd        
Name: Benjamin L. Dodd
Title: Senior Vice President
MGP Ingredients, Inc.
Signature Page to Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement



Annex A
Amended Credit Agreement
See attached.





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EXECUTION VERSIONAnnex A:
Exhibit A
to Amendment No. 12 to Credit Agreement dated as of May 14, 2021

Published CUSIP Number: 55302QAA9
Revolver CUSIP Number: 55302QAB7



$300,000,000400,000,000
CREDIT AGREEMENT
dated as of February 14, 2020
,
(as amended by Amendment No. 1 to Credit Agreement, dated as of January 25, 2021, and Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement, dated as of May 14, 2021)
by and among

MGP INGREDIENTS, INC.,
as Borrower,

the Lenders referred to herein,
as Lenders,

WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Administrative Agent,
Swingline Lender and Issuing Lender,
and
WELLS FARGO SECURITIES, LLC and SUNTRUST ROBINSON HUMPHREYTRUIST SECURITIES, INC.,
as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners



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ARTICLE I DEFINITIONS1
SECTION 1.1Definitions1
SECTION 1.2Other Definitions and Provisions
32 37
SECTION 1.3Accounting Terms; Accounting for Derivatives; Changes in GAAP
33 37
SECTION 1.4UCC Terms
33 38
SECTION 1.5
Rounding; Rates    
33 38
SECTION 1.6References to Agreement and Laws
34 38
SECTION 1.7Times of Day
34 39
SECTION 1.8Letter of Credit Amounts
34 39
SECTION 1.9Adjustments for Material Acquisitions and Material Dispositions
34 39
SECTION 1.10Divisions
34 39
SECTION 1.11Rates39
ARTICLE II REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY
34 40
SECTION 2.1Revolving Credit Loans
34 40
SECTION 2.2Swingline Loans
35 40
SECTION 2.3Procedure for Borrowings of Revolving Credit Loans and Swingline Loans
36 41
SECTION 2.4Repayment and Prepayment of Revolving Credit and Swingline Loans
37 42
SECTION 2.5Permanent Reduction of the Commitments
38 43
SECTION 2.6Termination of Revolving Credit Facility
38 43
SECTION 2.7Increases in Commitments
38 43
ARTICLE III LETTER OF CREDIT FACILITY
39 45
SECTION 3.1L/C Commitment
40 45
SECTION 3.2Procedure for Issuance of Letters of Credit
40 46
SECTION 3.3Commissions and Other Charges
41 46
SECTION 3.4L/C Participations
41 46
SECTION 3.5Reimbursement Obligation of the Borrower
42 47
SECTION 3.6Obligations Absolute
43 48
SECTION 3.7Effect of Letter of Credit Application
43 48
ARTICLE IV GENERAL LOAN PROVISION
43 48
SECTION 4.1Interest
43 49
SECTION 4.2Notice and Manner of Conversion or Continuation of Loans
45 50
SECTION 4.3Fees
45 50
SECTION 4.4Manner of Payment
46 51
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SECTION 4.5Evidence of Indebtedness
43 46
SECTION 4.6Sharing of Payments by Lenders
47 52
SECTION 4.7Administrative Agent’s Clawback
47 53
SECTION 4.8Changed Circumstances
48 53
SECTION 4.9Indemnity
50 56
SECTION 4.10Increased Costs
50 57
SECTION 4.11Taxes
52 58
SECTION 4.12Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders
55 61
SECTION 4.13Cash Collateral
56 62
SECTION 4.14Defaulting Lenders
57 63
ARTICLE V CONDITIONS OF EXTENSIONS OF CREDIT    
59 65
SECTION 5.1Conditions to Initial Extensions of Credit
59 65
SECTION 5.2Conditions to All Extensions of Credit
61 68
ARTICLE VI REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES    
62 68
SECTION 6.1Legal Status
62 68
SECTION 6.2Organizational Power; Authorization; Enforceability
62 69
SECTION 6.3Governmental Approvals; No Conflicts
62 69
SECTION 6.4Litigation
63 69
SECTION 6.5Correctness of Financial Statements; Absence of Material Adverse Change
63 69
SECTION 6.6Taxes
63 69
SECTION 6.7No Subordination
63 70
SECTION 6.8Permits, Franchises
63 70
SECTION 6.9ERISA
64 70
SECTION 6.10Compliance with Laws and Agreements
64 70
SECTION 6.11Environmental Matters
64 70
SECTION 6.12Collateral
64 71
SECTION 6.13Employee Relations
65 71
SECTION 6.14Disclosure
65 71
SECTION 6.15Properties
65 71
SECTION 6.16Insurance
65 71
SECTION 6.17Use of Proceeds
65 71
SECTION 6.18Subsidiaries
65 72
SECTION 6.19Investment Company Act, Etc
65 72
SECTION 6.20Solvency
66 72
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SECTION 6.21Burdensome Provisions
66 72
SECTION 6.22Material Contracts
66 72
SECTION 6.23Intellectual Property Matters
66 72
SECTION 6.24Anti-Corruption Laws; Anti-Money Laundering Laws and Sanctions
66 73
ARTICLE VII AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS
67 73
SECTION 7.1Punctual Payments
67 73
SECTION 7.2Accounting Records
67 74
SECTION 7.3Financial Statements
67 74
SECTION 7.4Compliance
68 75
SECTION 7.5Insurance
69 75
SECTION 7.6Facilities
69 75
SECTION 7.7Taxes and Other Liabilities
69 75
SECTION 7.8Notice to the Administrative Agent
69 76
SECTION 7.9Additional Subsidiaries
70 76
SECTION 7.10Information Regarding Collateral
70 77
SECTION 7.11Further Assurances
71 77
SECTION 7.12Deposit Accounts and Collections
72 78
SECTION 7.13Visits and Inspections
72 78
SECTION 7.14Compliance with Anti-Corruption Laws; Beneficial Ownership Regulation; Anti-Money Laundering Laws and Sanctions
72 79
ARTICLE VIII NEGATIVE COVENANTS
73 79
SECTION 8.1Financial Covenants
73 79
SECTION 8.2Indebtedness
73 80
SECTION 8.3Liens
76 84
SECTION 8.4Merger, Consolidation, Etc
77 85
SECTION 8.5Transfer of Assets
78 86
SECTION 8.6Loans, Advances, Investments
79 87
SECTION 8.7Restricted Payments
80 88
SECTION 8.8Transactions with Affiliates
81 89
SECTION 8.9Burdensome Agreements
81 89
SECTION 8.10Amendment of Certain Agreements
82 90
SECTION 8.11Use of Funds; Anti-Corruption
82 90
SECTION 8.12Accounting Changes; Fiscal Year
82 90
SECTION 8.13Sale-Leasebacks
82 90
SECTION 8.14Restrictions Pertaining to Certain Debt
82 91
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ARTICLE IX DEFAULT AND REMEDIES
82 91
SECTION 9.1Events of Default
82 91
SECTION 9.2Remedies
84 93
SECTION 9.3Rights and Remedies Cumulative; Non-Waiver; etc
85 94
SECTION 9.4Crediting of Payments and Proceeds
86 94
SECTION 9.5Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim
87 95
SECTION 9.6Credit Bidding
87 96
ARTICLE X THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT
88 96
SECTION 10.1Appointment and Authority
88 96
SECTION 10.2Rights as a Lender
89 97
SECTION 10.3Exculpatory Provisions
89 97
SECTION 10.4Reliance by the Administrative Agent
90 98
SECTION 10.5Delegation of Duties
90 99
SECTION 10.6Resignation of Administrative Agent
90 99
SECTION 10.7Non-Reliance on Administrative Agent and Other Lenders
91 100
SECTION 10.8No Other Duties, etc
91 100
SECTION 10.9Collateral and Guaranty Matters
91 100
SECTION 10.10Secured Hedge Agreements and Secured Cash Management Agreements
92 101
SECTION 10.11Erroneous Payments101
ARTICLE XI MISCELLANEOUS
93 102
SECTION 11.1Notices
93 102
SECTION 11.2Amendments, Waivers and Consents
95 105
SECTION 11.3Expenses; Indemnity
97 107
SECTION 11.4Right of Setoff
98 108
SECTION 11.5Governing Law; Jurisdiction, Etc
99 109
SECTION 11.6Waiver of Jury Trial
100 109
SECTION 11.7Reversal of Payments
100 110
SECTION 11.8Injunctive Relief
100 110
SECTION 11.9Successors and Assigns; Participations
100 110
SECTION 11.10Treatment of Certain Information; Confidentiality
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SECTION 11.11Performance of Duties
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SECTION 11.12All Powers Coupled with Interest
105 114
SECTION 11.13Survival
105 115
SECTION 11.14Titles and Captions
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SECTION 11.15Severability of Provisions
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SECTION 11.16Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness; Electronic Execution
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SECTION 11.17Term of Agreement
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SECTION 11.18USA PATRIOT Act; Anti-Money Laundering Laws
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SECTION 11.19Independent Effect of Covenants
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SECTION 11.20Inconsistencies with Other Documents
106 117
SECTION 11.21Keepwell
106 117
SECTION 11.22
Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Affected Financial Institutions
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SECTION 11.23Certain ERISA Matters
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SECTION 11.24Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs
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EXHIBITS
Form of:
Exhibit A-Note
Exhibit B-Notice of Borrowing
Exhibit C-Notice of Account Designation
Exhibit D-Notice of Prepayment
Exhibit E-Notice of Conversion/Continuation
Exhibit F-Compliance Certificate
Exhibit G-Assignment and Assumption
Exhibit H-1-4-U.S. Tax Compliance Certificates
SCHEDULES
Schedule 2.1-Commitments and Commitment Percentages
Schedule 6.11-Environmental Matters
Schedule 6.12-Real Property
Schedule 6.13-Employee Relations
Schedule 6.18-Subsidiaries
Schedule 6.22-Material Contracts
Schedule 8.2-Existing Indebtedness
Schedule 8.3-Existing Liens
Schedule 8.6-Existing Investments

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CREDIT AGREEMENT
This CREDIT AGREEMENT is entered into as of February 14, 2020 (as amended by Amendment No. 1 to Credit Agreement, dated as of January 25, 2021, and Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement, dated as of May 14, 2021), by and among MGP INGREDIENTS, INC., a Kansas corporation (the “Borrower”), the lenders who are party to this Agreement and the lenders who may become a party to this Agreement pursuant to the terms hereof, as Lenders, and WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, a national banking association, as Administrative Agent, Issuing Lender and Swingline Lender.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The Borrower has requested that the Lenders provide a revolving credit facility, and the Lenders are willing to do so on the terms and conditions set forth herein.
In consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements herein contained, the parties hereto covenant and agree as follows:

ARTICLE I
DEFINITIONS

SECTION 1.1Definitions. The following terms when used in this Agreement shall have the meanings assigned to them below:
"Acquired Luxco Debt" means the following:

(a)    (i) up to 8,000,000 British Pounds Sterling in aggregate outstanding principal amount of Indebtedness of Niche Drinks Co., Ltd. due the Bank of Ireland (UK) Plc and/or The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland under financing agreements in effect on the Luxco Merger Date or amended from time to time, and (ii) any guaranty, comfort letter or similar assurance of payment or performance provided by the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower in connection with such Indebtedness of Niche Drinks Co. Ltd., provided that any such guaranty, comfort letter or assurance of payment or performance is unsecured;

(b)    to the extent constituting Indebtedness, (i) Indebtedness of Luxco, Inc. to BMO Harris Bank National Association in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $3,422,200 at any time outstanding in the form of a U.S. Small Business Administration paycheck protection loan, and (ii) Indebtedness of Lux Row Distillers LLC to BMO Harris Bank National Association in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $324,250 at any time outstanding in the form of a similar paycheck protection loan, so long as (A) to the Borrower's knowledge, the makers of such paycheck protection loans have applied for forgiveness thereof in accordance with applicable governmental regulations and (B) on the Luxco Merger Date, the Borrower will cause an amount equal to not less than the then outstanding principal balance of each such paycheck protection loan to be deposited in deposit accounts (one for each such paycheck protection loan) in the name of Luxco, Inc. (or Lux Row Distillers LLC, as applicable) with BMO Harris Bank National Association (each, a "PPP Deposit Account") pursuant to agreements (one for each such paycheck protection loan) to be entered into among Luxco, Inc. (or Lux Row Distillers LLC, as applicable), BMO Harris Bank National Association and the Seller's Representative referred to in the definition of Luxco Merger herein, whereby, with respect to each such
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PPP Deposit Account, (I) Luxco, Inc. (or Lux Row Distillers LLC, as applicable) shall grant to BMO Harris Bank National Association a security interest in such PPP Deposit Account as security for Luxco, Inc.'s (or Lux Row Distillers LLC's, as applicable) obligations to BMO Harris Bank National Association with respect to the related paycheck protection loan, (II) BMO Harris Bank National Association may at any time transfer the balance in such PPP Deposit Account into the name of BMO Harris Bank National Association or its nominee or nominees, (III) if the related paycheck protection loan is forgiven in accordance with applicable governmental regulations (as evidenced by the U.S. Small Business Administration remitting funds to BMO Harris Bank National Association in full satisfaction of the related paycheck protection loan), the balance in such PPP Deposit Account is to be remitted as directed by such Seller's Representative, and (IV) if the applicable paycheck protection loan is not so forgiven, BMO Harris Bank National Association is to apply the balance in such PPP Deposit Account to the extent necessary to repay the related paycheck protection loan in its entirety;

(c)    the following Indebtedness: (i) Indebtedness of Limestone Branch Distillery, LLC to the Marion County Industrial Foundation, Inc., or its assigns, pursuant to agreements as in effect on the Luxco Merger Date or as amended from time to time, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $252,000 at any time outstanding, relating to the acquisition of certain equipment; and (ii) Indebtedness of Limestone Branch Distillery, LLC to the Lincoln Trail Area Development District, or its assigns, pursuant to agreements as in effect on the Luxco Merger Date or as amended from time to time, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $37,859 at any time outstanding, relating to the acquisition of certain equipment;

(d)    to the extent constituting Indebtedness, obligations existing on the Luxco Merger Date that are arising under any operating leases, finance leases or similar arrangements relating to any equipment or other assets acquired in connection with the Luxco Merger, provided that such leases or similar arrangements were not entered into in contemplation of the Luxco Merger;

(e)    to the extent constituting Indebtedness, amounts owing by Luxco Drinks Limited or its affiliates in connection with its acquisition of the assets or equity interests of Niche Drinks Co., Ltd. in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed 1,801,322 British Pounds Sterling at any time outstanding;

(f)    to the extent the same does not constitute a Permitted IRB Financing, amounts payable by LFL LLC in connection with the issuance of industrial revenue bonds by the County of Nelson, Kentucky, as issuer, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $35,000,000, which industrial revenue bonds have been purchased in their entirety by LRD Holdings, LLC, as bond purchaser, and which payment obligations of LFL LLC are evidenced or secured by a lease agreement between the County of Nelson, Kentucky, as issuer and lessor, and LFL LLC, as lessee, and a mortgage from the County of Nelson, Kentucky, as issuer and mortgagor, to LRD Holdings, LLC, as bond purchaser and mortgagee; provided that such industrial revenue bonds continue to be owned in their entirety by a Loan Party;

(g)    an amount, not to exceed $630,049, due New Hope Spirits, LLC or its assigns in connection with the purchase of the remaining Equity Interests of Limestone Branch Distillery, LLC not owned by the Borrower or its Subsidiaries on the Luxco Merger Date; and

(h)    Permitted Refinancings of Indebtedness outstanding pursuant to clauses (a), (c), (d), (e), (f) or (g) of this definition.

"Acquired Luxco Liens" means the following:
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(a)    Liens on assets of Niche Drinks Co., Ltd. to the extent such Liens secure Indebtedness or other obligations described in clause (a) of the definition of Acquired Luxco Debt or any Permitted Refinancings thereof;

(b)    to the extent constituting Liens, any security interest or other rights of BMO Harris Bank National Association and/or the Seller's Representative referred to in clause (b) of the definition of Acquired Luxco Debt with respect to the PPP Deposit Accounts described in such clause (b);

(c)    Liens on equipment or other assets of Limestone Branch Distillery, LLC to the extent such Liens secure Indebtedness or other obligations described in clause (c) of the definition of Acquired Luxco Debt or any Permitted Refinancings thereof; provided that such Liens encumber only the equipment or other assets originally encumbered by such Indebtedness or other obligations;

(d)    to the extent constituting Liens, the rights of the lessors or equipment financers or their respective assigns with respect to the equipment or other assets leased or financed pursuant to the Indebtedness or other obligations described in clause (d) of the definition of Acquired Luxco Debt; provided that such Liens do not extend to any other assets; and
(e)    to the extent constituting Liens, the rights of the County of Nelson, Kentucky and/or LRD Holdings, LLC with respect to the real property or other assets leased and/or mortgaged in connection with the industrial revenue bonds described in clause (f) of the definition of Acquired Luxco Debt.

Acquisition” means (a) the acquisition of a Controlling Equity Interest in another Person, whether by purchase of such Equity Interest, the exercise of an option or warrant for, or conversion of securities into, such Equity Interest, or otherwise, in each case causing any Person to become a Subsidiary, (b) the acquisition of assets of another Person (other than a Person that is a Subsidiary) which constitute all or substantially all of the assets of such Person or of a line or lines of business conducted by such Person, or (c) a merger or consolidation or any other combination with another Person (other than pursuant to Section 8.4(a) or (b)) provided that the Borrower or a Person that is a Subsidiary (after giving effect to such merger, consolidation or other combination) is the surviving entity.
Administrative Agent” means Wells Fargo, in its capacity as Administrative Agent hereunder, and any successor thereto appointed pursuant to Section 10.6.
Administrative Agent’s Office” means the office of the Administrative Agent specified in or determined in accordance with the provisions of Section 11.1(c).
Administrative Questionnaire” means an administrative questionnaire in a form supplied by the Administrative Agent.
“Affected Financial Institution” means (a) any EEA Financial Institution or (b) any UK Financial Institution.
Affiliate” means, with respect to a specified Person, another Person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, Controls or is Controlled by or is under common Control with the Person specified.
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Aggregate Commitments” means the Commitments of all the Lenders. The initial amount of the Aggregate Commitments is $300,000,000as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date is $400,000,000.
Agreement” means this Credit Agreement.
“Amendment No. 2” means that certain Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement, dated as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, by and among the Borrower, the Guarantors, the Lenders party thereto and the Administrative Agent.
“Amendment No. 2 Effective Date” means May 14, 2021.
Anti-Corruption Laws” means all laws, rules, and regulations of any jurisdiction from time to time concerning or relating to bribery or corruption, including the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 and the rules and regulations thereunder and the U.K. Bribery Act 2010 and the rules and regulations thereunder.
Anti-Money Laundering Laws” means any and all laws, statutes, regulations or obligatory government orders, decrees, ordinances or rules related to terrorism financing, money laundering, any predicate crime to money laundering or any financial record keeping, including any applicable provision of the PATRIOT Act and The Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act (also known as the “Bank Secrecy Act,” 31 U.S.C. §§ 5311-5330 and 12 U.S.C. §§ 1818(s), 1820(b) and 1951-1959).
Applicable Law” means all applicable provisions of constitutions, laws, statutes, ordinances, rules, treaties, regulations, permits, licenses, approvals, interpretations and orders of courts or Governmental Authorities and all orders and decrees of all courts and arbitrators.
Applicable Margin” means the applicable percentage per annum set forth below determined by reference to the Consolidated Leverage Ratio set forth in the Compliance Certificate most recently delivered pursuant to Section 7.3(c).
Applicable Margin
TierConsolidated Leverage RatioLIBOR Rate LoansBase Rate LoansCommitment Fee
ILess than 2.00 to 1.001.000%0.000%0.150%
IIGreater than or equal to 2.00 to 1.00, but less than 2.50 to 1.001.250%0.250%0.175%
IIIGreater than or equal to 2.50 to 1.00, but less than 3.00 to 1.001.500%0.500%0.200%
IVGreater than or equal to 3.00 to 1.00, but less than 3.50 to 1.001.750%0.750%0.225%
VGreater than or equal to 3.50 to 1.002.000%1.000%0.250%
Any increase or decrease in the Applicable Margin resulting from a change in the Consolidated Leverage Ratio after the Closing Date shall become effective as of the first Business Day following the date a Compliance Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 7.3(c); provided that (i) if a Compliance Certificate is not delivered when due in accordance with such Section, then Tier V shall apply as of the first Business Day after the date on which such Compliance Certificate was required to have been delivered until the first Business Day following the date such Compliance Certificate is delivered, and (ii) if the Borrower does not appropriately complete the schedules attached to the Compliance Certificate
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(including, without limitation, indicating the appropriate Tier upon which the Applicable Margin shall be determined) indicating that the Borrower is entitled to the benefit of a lower pricing Tier, then the Administrative Agent shall not be required to institute any decrease in the Applicable Margin until the first Business Day after the date on which the Administrative Agent receives notice from the Borrower indicating such lower pricing Tier should apply, together with any appropriate supporting information required by the Administrative Agent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Applicable Margin in effect from the Closing Date until the first Business Day following the required date of delivery (or, if earlier, the actual date of delivery) of a Compliance Certificate for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2020 shall be based on Tier I.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that any financial statement or Compliance Certificate delivered pursuant to Section 7.3(a), (b) or (c) is shown to be inaccurate (regardless of whether (i) this Agreement is in effect, (ii) the Aggregate Commitments are in effect, or (iii) any Extension of Credit is outstanding when such inaccuracy is discovered or such financial statement or Compliance Certificate was delivered), and such inaccuracy, if corrected, would have led to the application of a higher Applicable Margin for any period (an “Applicable Period”) than the Applicable Margin applied for such Applicable Period, then (A) the Borrower shall promptly (and in any event within 5 Business Days after such inaccuracy is shown) deliver to the Administrative Agent a corrected Compliance Certificate for such Applicable Period, (B) the Applicable Margin for such Applicable Period shall be determined as if the Consolidated Leverage Ratio in the corrected Compliance Certificate were applicable for such Applicable Period, and (C) the Borrower shall retroactively be obligated to promptly (and in any event within 2 Business Days after such inaccuracy is shown) pay to the Administrative Agent the accrued additional interest and fees owing as a result of such increased Applicable Margin for such Applicable Period, which payment shall be promptly applied by the Administrative Agent in accordance with Section 4.4. Nothing in this paragraph shall limit the rights of the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Lender or any Lender with respect to Sections 4.1(c) and 9.2 nor any of their other rights under this Agreement or any other Loan Document. The Borrower’s obligations under this paragraph shall survive the termination of the Aggregate Commitments and the repayment of all Obligations hereunder.
Approved Fund” means any Fund 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, collectively, (a) Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and (b) SunTrust Robinson HumphreyTruist Securities, Inc., each in its capacity as a joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner.
Assignment and Assumption” means an assignment and assumption entered into by a Lender and an Eligible Assignee (with the consent of any party whose consent is required by Section 11.9), and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in substantially the form attached as Exhibit G or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.
“Available Tenor” means, as of any date of determination and with respect to the then-current Benchmark, as applicable, (a) if the then-current Benchmark is a term rate, any tenor for such Benchmark or (b) otherwise, any payment period for interest calculated with reference to such Benchmark, as applicable, that is or may be used for determining the length of an Interest Period pursuant to this Agreement as of such date and not including, for the avoidance of doubt, any tenor for such Benchmark that is then-removed from the definition of “Interest Period” pursuant to Section 4.8(c)(iv).
Bail-In Action” means the exercise of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by the applicable EEA Resolution Authority in respect of any liability of an EEAAffected Financial Institution.
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Bail-In Legislation” means, (a) with respect to any EEA Member Country implementing Article 55 of Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union, the implementing law, regulation, rule or requirement for such EEA Member Country from time to time which is described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, Part I of the United Kingdom Banking Act 2009 (as amended from time to time) and any other law, regulation or rule applicable in the United Kingdom relating to the resolution of unsound or failing banks, investment firms or other financial institutions or their affiliates (other than through liquidation, administration or other insolvency proceedings).
Bankruptcy Code” means 11 U.S.C. §§ 101 et seq.

Base Rate” means, at any time, the highest of (a) the Prime Rate, (b) the Federal Funds Rate plus 0.50% and (c) except during any period of time during which a notice delivered to the Borrower under Section 4.8 shall remain in effect, LIBOR for an Interest Period of one month plus 1.00%; each change in the Base Rate shall take effect simultaneously with the corresponding change or changes in the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Rate or LIBOR.
Base Rate Loan” means any Loan bearing interest at a rate based upon the Base Rate as provided in Section 4.1(a).

Benchmark Replacement” means the sum of: (a” means, initially, USD LIBOR; provided that if a Benchmark Transition Event, a Term SOFR Transition Event, or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred with respect to USD LIBOR or the then-current Benchmark, then “Benchmark” means the applicable Benchmark Replacement to the extent that such Benchmark Replacement has replaced such prior benchmark rate pursuant to Section 4.8(c)(i).
“Benchmark Replacement” means, for any Available Tenor,
(a)with respect to any Benchmark Transition Event or Early Opt-in Election, the first alternative set forth in the order below that can be determined by the Administrative Agent for the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date:
(1)the sum of: (A) Term SOFR and (B) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment; provided, that, if the Borrower has provided a notification to the Administrative Agent in writing on or prior to such Benchmark Replacement Date that the Borrower has a Hedge Agreement in place with respect to any of the Loans as of the date of such notice (which such notification the Administrative Agent shall be entitled to rely upon and shall have no duty or obligation to ascertain the correctness or completeness of), then the Administrative Agent, in its sole discretion, may decide not to determine the Benchmark Replacement pursuant to this clause (a)(1) for such Benchmark Transition Event or Early Opt-in Election, as applicable;
(2)the sum of: (A) Daily Simple SOFR and (B) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment;
(3)the sum of: (A) the alternate benchmark rate (which may include Term SOFR) that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower as the replacement for the
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then-current Benchmark for the applicable Corresponding Tenor giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a replacement benchmark rate or the mechanism for determining such a rate by the Relevant Governmental Body or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a benchmark rate of interest as a replacement to LIBORfor the then-current Benchmark for U.S. dollarDollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time and (bB) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment; or
(b)with respect to any Term SOFR Transition Event, the sum of (i) Term SOFR and (ii) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment;
provided that, if the Benchmark Replacement as so determinedthat, (i) in the case of clause (a)(1), if the Administrative Agent decides that Term SOFR is not administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent, then Term SOFR will be deemed unable to be determined for purposes of this definition and (ii) in the case of clause (a)(1) or clause (b) of this definition, the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement is displayed on a screen or other information service that publishes such rate from time to time as selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion. If the Benchmark Replacement as determined pursuant to clause (a)(1), (a)(2) or (a)(3) or clause (b) of this definition would be less than zerothe Floor, the Benchmark Replacement will be deemed to be zerothe Floor for the purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.
Benchmark Replacement Adjustment” means, with respect to any replacement of LIBORthe then-current Benchmark with an Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for eachany applicable Interest Period, and Available Tenor for any setting of such Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement:
(1)for purposes of clauses (a)(1) and (a)(2) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement,” the first alternative set forth in the order below that can be determined by the Administrative Agent:
(a)the spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, (which may be a positive or negative value or zero) as of the Reference Time such Benchmark Replacement is first set for such Interest Period that has been selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body for the replacement of such Available Tenor of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement;
(b)the spread adjustment (which may be a positive or negative value or zero) as of the Reference Time such Benchmark Replacement is first set for such Interest Period that would apply to the fallback rate for a derivative transaction referencing the ISDA Definitions to be effective upon an index cessation event with respect to such Available Tenor of such Benchmark;
(2)for purposes of clause (a)(3) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement,” the spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment (which may be a positive or negative value or zero) that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower giving due consideration to (ai) any selection or recommendation of a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of LIBORsuch Available Tenor of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement by the Relevant Governmental Body on the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date or (bii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of LIBORsuch Available Tenor of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for U.S. dollarDollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time; and
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(3)for purposes of clause (b) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement,” the spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, (which may be a positive or negative value or zero) as of the Reference Time such Benchmark Replacement is first set for such Interest Period that has been selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body for the replacement of such Available Tenor of USD LIBOR with a SOFR-based rate;
provided that, (x) in the case of clause (1) above, such adjustment is displayed on a screen or other information service that publishes such Benchmark Replacement Adjustment from time to time as selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion and (y) if the then-current Benchmark is a term rate, more than one tenor of such Benchmark is available as of the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date and the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement that will replace such Benchmark in accordance with Section 4.8(c)(i) will not be a term rate, the Available Tenor of such Benchmark for purposes of this definition of “Benchmark Replacement Adjustment” shall be deemed to be, with respect to each Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement having a payment period for interest calculated with reference thereto, the Available Tenor that has approximately the same length (disregarding business day adjustments) as such payment period.
Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes” means, with respect to any Benchmark Replacement, any technical, administrative or operational changes (including changes to the definition of “Base Rate,” the definition of “Business Day,” the definition of “Interest Period,” timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest, timing of borrowing requests or prepayment, conversion or continuation notices, length of lookback periods, the applicability of breakage provisions, and other technical, administrative or operational matters) that the Administrative Agent decides may be appropriate to reflect the adoption and implementation of such Benchmark Replacement and to permit the administration thereof by the Administrative Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice (or, if the Administrative Agent decides that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or if the Administrative Agent determines that no market practice for the administration of thesuch Benchmark Replacement exists, in such other manner of administration as the Administrative Agent decides is reasonably necessary in connection with the administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents).
Benchmark Replacement Date” means the earlierearliest to occur of the following events with respect to LIBORthe then-current Benchmark:
(a)in the case of clause (a) or (b) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the later of (ia) the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein and (iib) the date on which the administrator of LIBORsuch Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) permanently or indefinitely ceases to provide LIBOR; and all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof);
(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;
(a)in the case of a Term SOFR Transition Event, the date that is thirty (30) days after the Administrative Agent has provided the Term SOFR Notice to the Lenders and the Borrower pursuant to Section 4.8(c)(i)(B); or
(b)in the case of an Early Opt-in Election, the sixth (6th) Business Day after the date notice of such Early Opt-in Election is provided to the Lenders, so long as the Administrative Agent has not
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received, by 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the fifth (5th) Business Day after the date notice of such Early Opt-in Election is provided to the Lenders, written notice of objection to such Early Opt-in Election from Lenders comprising the Required Lenders.
For the avoidance of doubt, (i) if the event giving rise to the Benchmark Replacement Date occurs on the same day as, but earlier than, the Reference Time in respect of any determination, the Benchmark Replacement Date will be deemed to have occurred prior to the Reference Time for such determination and (ii) the “Benchmark Replacement Date” will be deemed to have occurred in the case of clause (1) or (2) with respect to any Benchmark upon the occurrence of the applicable event or events set forth therein with respect to all then-current Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof).
Benchmark Transition Event means the occurrence of one or more of the following events with respect to LIBORthe then-current Benchmark:
(a)a public statement or publication of information by or on behalf of the administrator of LIBORsuch Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) announcing that such administrator has ceased or will cease to provide LIBORall Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof), permanently or indefinitely;, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide LIBORany Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof);
(b)a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of LIBORsuch Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof), the U.S.Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, an insolvency official with jurisdiction over the administrator for LIBORsuch Benchmark (or such component), a resolution authority with jurisdiction over the administrator for LIBORsuch Benchmark (or such component) or a court or an entity with similar insolvency or resolution authority over the administrator for LIBORsuch Benchmark (or such component), which states that the administrator of LIBORsuch Benchmark (or such component) has ceased or will cease to provide LIBORall Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) permanently or indefinitely;, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide LIBORany Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof); or
(c)a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of LIBORsuch Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) announcing that LIBOR isall Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) are no longer representative.

For the avoidance of doubt, a “Benchmark Transition Start Date” means (a) in the case of a Benchmark Transition Event, the earlier of (i) the applicableEvent” will be deemed to have occurred with respect to any Benchmark Replacement Date and (ii) if such Benchmark Transition Event isif 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 informationset forth above has occurred with respect to each then-current Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or if the expected date of such prospective event is fewer than 90 days after such statement or publication, the date of such statement or publication) and (b) in the case of an Early Opt-in Election, the date specified by the Administrative Agent or the Required
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Lenders, as applicable, by notice to the Borrower, the Administrative Agent (in the case of such notice by the Required Lenders) and the Lenderspublished component used in the calculation thereof).
Benchmark Unavailability Period” means, if a Benchmark Transition Event and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred with respect to LIBOR and solely to the extent that LIBOR has not been replaced with a Benchmark Replacement, the period (aif any) (x) beginning at the time that sucha Benchmark Replacement Date pursuant to clauses (a) or (b) of that definition has occurred if, at such time, no Benchmark Replacement has replaced LIBORthe then-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in accordance with Section 4.8(c) and (by) ending at the time that a Benchmark Replacement has replaced LIBORthe then-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder pursuant toand under any Loan Document in accordance with Section 4.8(c).
Beneficial Ownership Certification” means a certification regarding beneficial ownership as required by the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.
Beneficial Ownership Regulation” means 31 CFR § 1010.230.
Benefit Plan” means any of (a) an “employee benefit plan” (as defined in ERISA) that is subject to Title I of ERISA, (b) a “plan” as defined in and subject to Section 4975 of the Code or (c) any Person whose assets include (for purposes of ERISA Section 3(42) or otherwise for purposes of Title I of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code) the assets of any such “employee benefit plan” or “plan”.
Borrower” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.
Borrower Materials” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 7.3.
Borrowing” means a Revolving Credit Borrowing or a Swingline Borrowing, as the context may require.
Business Day” means (a) for all purposes other than as set forth in clause (b) below, any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday on which banks in Charlotte, North Carolina and New York, New York, are open for the conduct of their commercial banking business, and (b) with respect to all notices and determinations in connection with, and payments of principal and interest on, any LIBOR Rate Loan or any Base Rate Loan as to which the interest rate is determined by reference to LIBOR, any day that is a Business Day described in clause (a) and that is also a day for trading by and between banks in Dollar deposits in the London interbank market.
Capital Lease Obligations” of any Person means, subject to Section 1.3(b), all obligations of such Person to pay rent or other amounts under any lease (or other arrangement conveying the right to use) real or personal property, or a combination thereof, which obligations are required to be classified and accounted for as capital or finance leases on a balance sheet of such Person under GAAP, and the amount of such obligations shall be the capitalized amount thereof determined in accordance with GAAP.
Cash Collateralize” means, to pledge and deposit with, or deliver to, the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of one or more of the Issuing Lender, the Swingline Lender or the Lenders, as collateral for L/C Obligations or obligations of the Lenders to fund participations in respect of L/C Obligations or Swingline Loans, cash or deposit account balances or, if the Administrative Agent, the Swingline Lender and the Issuing Lender shall agree, in their sole discretion, other credit support, in each case pursuant to documentation in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, the Swingline Lender and
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the Issuing Lender. “Cash Collateral” shall have a meaning correlative to the foregoing and shall include the proceeds of such cash collateral and other credit support.
Cash Management Agreement” means any agreement to provide cash management services, including treasury, depository, overdraft, credit or debit card (including non-card electronic payables and purchasing cards), electronic funds transfer and other cash management arrangements (including any Treasury Management Agreement).
Cash Management Bank” means any Person that, (a) at the time it (or its Affiliate) becomes a Lender on the Closing Date, is party to a Cash Management Agreement with a Loan Party, or (b) at the time it enters into a Cash Management Agreement with a Loan Party, is a Lender, an Affiliate of a Lender, the Administrative Agent or an Affiliate of the Administrative Agent, in each case in its capacity as a party to such Cash Management Agreement.
Change of Control” means an event or series of events by which:
(a)    (i) any “person” or “group” (as such terms are used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, but excluding any employee benefit plan of such person or its Subsidiaries, and any person or entity acting in its capacity as trustee, agent or other fiduciary or administrator of any such plan) other than the Permitted Investors becomes the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, except that a “person” or “group” shall be deemed to have “beneficial ownership” of all Equity Interests that such “person” or “group” has the right to acquire, whether such right is exercisable immediately or only after the passage of time (such right, an “option right”)), directly or indirectly, of more than forty percent (40%) of the Equity Interests of the Borrower entitled to vote in the election of members of the board of directors (or equivalent governing body) of the Borrower or (ii) during any period of twelve (12) consecutive months, a majority of the members of the board of directors or other equivalent governing body of the Borrower cease to be composed of individuals (x) who were members of that board or equivalent governing body on the first day of such period, (y) whose election or nomination to that board or equivalent governing body was approved by individuals referred to in clause (x) above constituting at the time of such election or nomination at least a majority of that board or equivalent governing body or (z) whose election or nomination to that board or other equivalent governing body was approved by individuals referred to in clauses (x) and (y) above constituting at the time of such election or nomination at least a majority of that board or equivalent governing body; or
(b)    there shall have occurred under any indenture or other instrument evidencing any Indebtedness of any Loan Party in excess of $10,000,00025,000,000 any “change in control” or similar provision (as set forth in the indenture, agreement or other evidence of such Indebtedness) obligating the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries to repurchase, redeem or repay all or any part of the Indebtedness provided for therein.
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 law, rule, regulation or treaty, (b) any change in any law, rule, regulation or treaty or in the administration, interpretation, implementation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority or (c) the making or issuance of any request, rule, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) by any Governmental Authority; provided that notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (i) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith and (ii) all requests, rules, guidelines or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel
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Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a “Change in Law”, regardless of the date enacted, adopted, implemented or issued.
Closing Date” means the date of this Agreement.
Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
Collateral” means the collateral security for the Secured Obligations pledged or granted pursuant to the Security Documents.
Collateral Agent” means the Administrative Agent, in its capacity as collateral agent pursuant to the Intercreditor Agreement, together with its successors and assigns in such capacity.
Commitment” means, as to any Lender, the obligation of such Lender to make Revolving Credit Loans to, and to purchase participations in L/C Obligations and Swingline Loans for the account of, the Borrower hereunder in an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name on the Register, as such amount may be modified at any time or from time to time pursuant to the terms hereof (including, without limitation, Section 2.7 and Amendment No. 2). The initial amount of each Lender’s Commitment as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date is set forth on Schedule 2.1, or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender shall have assumed its Commitment, as applicable.
Commitment Fee” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 4.3(a).
Commitment Percentage” means, as to any Lender at any time, the percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place) of the Aggregate Commitments represented by (a) at any time prior to the expiration or termination of the Aggregate Commitments, such Lender’s Commitment at such time, and (b) thereafter, the principal amount of such Lender’s Revolving Credit Exposure at such time. The initial Commitment Percentage of each Lender as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date is set forth opposite the name of such Lender on Schedule 2.1 or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable.
Commodity Exchange Act” means the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.).
Compliance Certificate” means a certificate substantially in the form attached as Exhibit F.
Connection Income Taxes” means Other Connection Taxes that are imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated) or that are franchise Taxes or branch profits Taxes.
Consolidated EBITDA” means, for the Consolidated Group for any period, the sum of (a) Consolidated Net Income for such period, plus (b) to the extent deducted in arriving at Consolidated Net Income for such period, (i) income taxes (whether federal, state, local or otherwise), (ii) Consolidated Interest Expense, (iii) depreciation and amortization determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP for such period and (iv) other non-cash charges (except to the extent that such non-cash charges are reserved for cash charges to be taken in the future), minus (c) to the extent included in determining Consolidated Net Income for such period, non-cash gains or non-cash items increasing Consolidated Net Income.
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Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio” means, for any period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of the Borrower, the ratio of (a) the remainder of (i) Consolidated EBITDA for such period minus (ii) dividends and distributions by the Borrower to its shareholders during such period, minus (iii) income taxes (whether federal, state, local or otherwise) paid in cash during such period, minus (iv) Maintenance Capital Expenditures during such period, minus (v) share repurchases or other acquisition or retirement of any of the Borrower’s Equity Interests or any security convertible into or exchangeable for any of the Borrower’s Equity Interests (other than Permitted Convertible Indebtedness) (provided that (x) up to $25,000,000 in the aggregate of share repurchases occurring during the period commencing February 27, 2019 and ending on February 27, 2022 and (y) share repurchases and other acquisitions of stock of the Borrower or securities convertible therefor required to be purchased pursuant to employee stock compensation plans consistent with the plans in effect on the Closing Date in an aggregate amount not to exceed (1) $7,500,000 in any period other than the 2019 fiscal year, or (2) $14,200,000 in the 2019 fiscal year, in each case of clauses (x) and (y), shall be excluded from the amounts deducted in clause (a)(v) of this definition) to (b) Consolidated Fixed Charges for such period.
Consolidated Fixed Charges” means for the Consolidated Group for any period, the sum (without duplication) of (a) Consolidated Interest Expense for such period, and (b) scheduled principal payments of Consolidated Funded Indebtedness (other than the Loans) during such period.
Consolidated Funded Indebtedness” means, as of any date of determination, all outstanding liabilities for borrowed money and other interest-bearing liabilities of the Consolidated Group outstanding on such date, including, without limitation, (a) all obligations evidenced by bonds, debentures, loan agreements, notes or other similar agreements or instruments (including any Permitted Convertible Indebtedness), (b) all Capital Lease Obligations and purchase money indebtedness, (c) all obligations, contingent or otherwise, in respect of drawn letters of credit, acceptances or similar extensions of credit, (d) all obligations, contingent or otherwise, to purchase, redeem, retire or otherwise acquire for value any Equity Interests of such Person (other than stock of the Borrower required to be purchased pursuant to employee stock compensation plans consistent with the plans in effect on the Closing Date) and (e) Guarantees of Indebtedness of any of the foregoing types described in clauses (a) through (d) of this definition, after eliminating all off-setting debits and credits between members of the Consolidated Group and all other items required to be eliminated in the course of the preparation of consolidated financial statements of the Consolidated Group in accordance with GAAP.
Consolidated Group” means, collectively, the Borrower and its Subsidiaries.    
Consolidated Interest Expense” means, for the Consolidated Group for any period determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, total interest expense (including the interest component of any payments in respect of Capital Lease Obligations and the net payment obligations pursuant to Hedge Agreements pertaining to interest rate transactions) during such period.
Consolidated Leverage Ratio” means, as of the date of computation thereof, the ratio of (i) Consolidated Funded Indebtedness (determined as at such date) to (ii) Consolidated EBITDA for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of the Borrower most recently ended on or prior to such date; provided that, during any period that includes any Material Acquisition or a Material Disposition, the calculation of Consolidated EBITDA shall be made on a historical Pro Forma Basis with respect to that portion of the applicable measurement period that occurred prior to the consummation of such transaction in accordance with Section 1.9.
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Consolidated Net Income” means, for any period, the net income (or loss) of the Consolidated Group for such period determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, but excluding therefrom (to the extent otherwise included therein) (a) any extraordinary gains or losses, (b) any gains attributable to a sale of assets (other than inventory sold in the ordinary course of business) or the write-up of assets and non-cash losses attributable to the impairment of any intangible asset, (c) any Equity Interest of any member of the Consolidated Group in the unremitted earnings of any Person that is not a Subsidiary and (d) except to the extent included pursuant to Section 1.9, any income (or loss) of any Person accrued prior to the date it becomes a Subsidiary of or is merged into or consolidated with a member of the Consolidated Group or the date that such Person’s assets are acquired by a member of the Consolidated Group.
Control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of a Person, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise. “Controlling” and “Controlled” have meanings correlative thereto.
“Corresponding Tenor” with respect to any Available Tenor means, as applicable, either a tenor (including overnight) or an interest payment period having approximately the same length (disregarding business day adjustment) as such Available Tenor.
Customer Owned Inventory” means inventory owned by a customer of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries and with respect to which the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries is acting as a bailee or the like or is otherwise storing or disposing of such inventory at the request of or for the benefit of such customer or its assignee, including any lender to such customer, in each case so long as such inventory is owned by such customer.
“Daily Simple SOFR” means, for any day, SOFR, with the conventions for this rate (which will include a lookback) being established by the Administrative Agent in accordance with the conventions for this rate selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body for determining “Daily Simple SOFR” for syndicated business loans; provided that if the Administrative Agent decides that any such convention is not administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent, then the Administrative Agent may establish another convention in its reasonable discretion.
    “Debtor Relief Laws” means the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, and all other liquidation, conservatorship, bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, moratorium, rearrangement, receivership, insolvency, reorganization, or similar debtor relief Laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdictions from time to time in effect.
Default” means any event or condition which constitutes an Event of Default or which, with the giving or receipt of notice or lapse of time or both, would constitute an Event of Default hereunder.
Defaulting Lender” means, subject to Section 4.14(b), any Lender that (a) has failed to (i) fund all or any portion of the Revolving Credit Loans, participations in L/C Obligations or participations in Swingline Loans required to be funded by it hereunder within two Business Days of the date such Loans or participations were required to be funded hereunder unless such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Borrower in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s determination that one or more conditions precedent to funding (each of which conditions precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing) has not been satisfied, or (ii) pay to the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Lender, the Swingline Lender or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder (including in respect of its participation in Letters of Credit or
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Swingline Loans) within two Business Days of the date when due, (b) has notified the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Lender, the Swingline Lender or any other Lender in writing that it does not intend to comply with any of its funding obligations hereunder, or has made a public statement to that effect (unless such writing or public statement relates to such Lender’s obligation to fund a Loan hereunder and states that such position is based on such Lender’s determination that a condition precedent to funding (which condition precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing or public statement) cannot be satisfied), (c) has failed, within three Business Days after written request by the Administrative Agent or the Borrower, to confirm in writing to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower that it will comply with its prospective funding obligations hereunder (provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon receipt of such written confirmation by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower), or (d) has, or has a direct or indirect parent company that has, (i) become the subject of a proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law, (ii) had appointed for it a receiver, custodian, conservator, trustee, administrator, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with reorganization or liquidation of its business or assets, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other state or federal regulatory authority acting in such a capacity or (iii) become the subject of a Bail-In Action; provided that a Lender shall not be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of the ownership or acquisition of any equity interest in that Lender or any direct or indirect parent company thereof by a Governmental Authority so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Lender (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender. Any determination by the Administrative Agent that a Lender is a Defaulting Lender under any one or more of clauses (a) through (d) above shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error, and such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender (subject to Section 4.14(b)) upon delivery of written notice of such determination to the Borrower, the Issuing Lender, the Swingline Lender and each Lender.
Disposition” or “Dispose” means the sale, transfer, license, lease or other disposition of any property (including any sale and leaseback transaction, division, merger or disposition of Equity Interests), whether in a single transaction or a series of related transactions, by any Person, including any sale, assignment, transfer or other disposal, with or without recourse, of any notes or accounts receivable or any rights and claims associated therewith. For the avoidance of doubt, (i) none of (w) the issuance or sale of any Permitted Convertible Indebtedness by the Borrower, (x) the sale of any Permitted Warrant Transaction by the Borrower, (y) the purchase of any Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction nor (z) the performance by the Borrower of its obligations under any Permitted Convertible Indebtedness (including any Person’s issuance of any Equity Interests of such Person in connection with its obligations under any Permitted Convertible Indebtedness), any Permitted Warrant Transaction or any Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction shall constitute a “Disposition”, and (ii) no issuance by the Borrower of Equity Interests of the Borrower shall constitute a Disposition.
“Disqualified Equity Interests” means, with respect to any Person, any Equity Interests of such Person that, by their terms (or by the terms of any security or other Equity Interest into which they are convertible or for which they are exchangeable) or upon the happening of any event or condition, (a) mature or are mandatorily redeemable (other than solely for Qualified Equity Interests), pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise (except as a result of a change of control or asset sale so long as any rights of the holders thereof upon the occurrence of a change of control or asset sale event shall be subject to the prior repayment in full in cash of the Loans and all other Obligations (other than contingent indemnification obligations not then due) and the termination of the Commitments), (b) are redeemable at the option of the holder thereof (other than solely for Qualified Equity Interests) (except as a result of a
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change of control or asset sale so long as any rights of the holders thereof upon the occurrence of a change of control or asset sale event shall be subject to the prior repayment in full in cash of the Loans and all other Obligations (other than contingent indemnification obligations not then due) and the termination of the Commitments), in whole or in part, (c) provide for the scheduled payment of dividends in cash or (d) are or become convertible into, or exchangeable for, Indebtedness or any other Equity Interests that would constitute Disqualified Equity Interests, in each case of clauses (a) through (d), prior to the date that is 91 days after the latest scheduled maturity date of the Loans and Commitments; provided that if such Equity Interests are issued pursuant to a plan for the benefit of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries or by any such plan to such officers or employees, such Equity Interests shall not constitute Disqualified Equity Interests solely because they may be required to be repurchased by the Borrower or its Subsidiaries in order to satisfy applicable statutory or regulatory obligations.
Dollars” or “$” means, unless otherwise qualified, dollars in lawful currency of the United States.
Domestic Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary organized under the laws of any political subdivision of the United States.
Early Opt-in Election” means, if the then-current Benchmark is USD LIBOR, the occurrence of:
(a)(i) a determination by the Administrative Agent or (ii) a notification by the Required Lenders to the Administrative Agent to (with a copy toor the request by the Borrower) that the Required Lenders have determined that U.S. dollar to the Administrative Agent to notify) each of the other parties hereto that at least five currently outstanding Dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities being executed at such time, or that include language similar to that contained in Section 4.8(c) are being executed or amended, as applicable, to incorporate or adopt contain (as a result of amendment or as originally executed) a SOFR-based rate (including SOFR, a term SOFR or any other rate based upon SOFR) as a new benchmark interest rate to replace LIBOR(and such syndicated credit facilities are identified in such notice and are publicly available for review), and
(a)(b)    (i) the joint election by the Administrative Agent or (ii)and the election by the Required Lenders to declare that an Early Opt-in Election has occurredBorrower to trigger a fallback from USD LIBOR and the provision, as applicable, by the Administrative Agent of written notice of such election to the Borrower and the Lenders or by the Required Lenders of written notice of such election to the Administrative Agent.
EEA Financial Institution” means (a) any credit institution or investment firm established in any EEA Member Country which is subject to the supervision of an EEA Resolution Authority, (b) any entity established in an EEA Member Country which is a parent of an institution described in clause (a) of this definition, or (c) any financial institution established in an EEA Member Country which is a subsidiary of an institution described in clauses (a) or (b) of this definition and is subject to consolidated supervision with its parent.

EEA Member Country” 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
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responsibility for the resolution of any credit institution or investment firm established in any EEA Member Country.
“Electronic Record” has the meaning assigned to that term in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 15 U.S.C. 7006.
“Electronic Signature” has the meaning assigned to that term in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 15 U.S.C. 7006.
Eligible Assignee” means any Person that meets the requirements to be an assignee under Section 11.9(b)(iii), (v) and (vi) (subject to such consents, if any, as may be required under Section 11.9(b)(iii)).
Eligible Investments” means:
(a)    direct obligations of, or obligations the timely payment of principal or interest of which are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by the United States or any agency thereof;
(b)    obligations of any corporation organized under the laws of any state of the United States or under the laws of any other nation, payable in the United States, expressed to mature not later than 270 days following the date of issuance thereof and having one of the two highest ratings obtainable from either Standard & Poor’s Rating Service, a division of S&P Global Inc. (“S&P”) or Moody’s Investor’s Services, Inc. (“Moody’s”);
(c)    interest bearing demand or time deposits issued by any Lender or certificates of deposit maturing within one year from the date of issuance thereof and issued by a bank or trust company organized under the laws of the United States or of any state thereof having capital surplus and undivided profits aggregating at least $1,000,000,000 and being rated “A” or better by S&P or “A” or better by Moody’s;
(d)    deposit accounts maintained with any bank that satisfies the criteria in clause (c) above or any other bank organized under the laws of the United States or any state thereof so long as the full amount maintained with any such bank is insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; and
(e)    any other investments expressly approved in writing by the Administrative Agent.
Environmental Claims” means any and all administrative, regulatory or judicial actions, suits, demands, demand letters, claims, liens, accusations, allegations, notices of noncompliance or violation, investigations (other than internal reports prepared by any Person in the ordinary course of business and not in response to any third party action or request of any kind) or proceedings relating in any way to any actual or alleged violation of or liability under any Environmental Law or relating to any permit issued, or any approval given, under any such Environmental Law, including, without limitation, any and all claims by Governmental Authorities for enforcement, cleanup, removal, response, remedial or other actions or damages, contribution, indemnification cost recovery, compensation or injunctive relief resulting from Hazardous Materials or arising from alleged injury or threat of injury to human health or the environment.
Environmental Laws” means all laws, rules, regulations, codes, ordinances, orders, decrees, judgments, injunctions, notices or binding agreements issued, promulgated or entered into by or with any Governmental Authority, relating in any way to the environment, preservation or reclamation of natural
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resources, the management, Release or threatened Release of any Hazardous Material or to health and safety matters.
Environmental Liability” means any liability, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of environmental investigation and remediation, costs of administrative oversight, fines, natural resource damages, penalties or indemnities), of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries directly or indirectly resulting from or based upon (a) any actual or alleged violation of any Environmental Law, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage, treatment or disposal of any Hazardous Materials, (c) any actual or alleged 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 Interest” means shares of capital stock, partnership interests, membership interests in a limited liability company, beneficial interests in a trust or other equity ownership interests in a Person. For the avoidance of doubt, none of (x) the Permitted Convertible Indebtedness nor (y) any Permitted Warrant Transactions, in either case, shall constitute Equity Interests of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries prior to settlement, conversion, exchange or exercise thereof.
ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the rules and regulations thereunder, each as amended or modified from time to time.
ERISA Affiliate” means any Person who together with the Borrower is treated as a single employer within the meaning of Section 414(b), (c), (m) or (o) of the Code or Section 4001(b) of ERISA.
EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule” means the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule published by the Loan Market Association (or any successor thereto), as in effect from time to time.
ERISA Event” means (a) any Reportable Event; (b) the withdrawal of the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from a Plan subject to Section 4063 of ERISA during a plan year in which such entity was a “substantial employer” as defined in Section 4001(a)(2) of ERISA or a cessation of operations that is treated as such a withdrawal under Section 4062(e) of ERISA; (c) a complete or partial withdrawal by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from a Multiemployer Plan or notification that a Multiemployer Plan is in reorganization; (d) the filing of a notice of intent to terminate, the treatment of a Plan or Multiemployer Plan, amendment as a termination under Section 4041 or 4041A of ERISA; (e) the institution by the PBGC of proceedings to terminate a Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (f) any event or condition which constitutes grounds under Section 4042 of ERISA for the termination of, or the appointment of a trustee to administer, any Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (g) the determination that any Plan or Multiemployer Plan is considered an at-risk plan or a plan in endangered or critical status within the meaning of Sections 430, 431 and 432 of the Code or Sections 303, 304 and 305 of ERISA; or (h) the imposition of any liability under Title IV of ERISA, other than for PBGC premiums due but not delinquent under Section 4007 of ERISA, upon the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate.
ERISA Litigation” means any claims, actions or lawsuits, or action by any Governmental Authority, with respect to any Plan or Multiemployer Plan that, if determined adversely, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
“Erroneous Payment” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 10.11(a).
Eurodollar Reserve Percentage” means, for any day, the percentage (expressed as a decimal and rounded upwards, if necessary, to the next higher 1/100th of 1%) which is in effect for such day as
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prescribed by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (or any successor) for determining the maximum reserve requirement (including, without limitation, any basic, supplemental or emergency reserves) in respect of eurocurrency liabilities or any similar category of liabilities for a member bank of the Federal Reserve System in New York City.
Event of Default” means any of the events specified in Section 9.1; provided that any requirement for passage of time, giving of notice, or any other condition, has been satisfied.
Excluded Assets” means, collectively, (a) any lease, license or contract to which any member of the Consolidated Group or any Guarantor is a party, or any license, consent, permit, variance, certification, authorization or approval of any Governmental Authority (or any person acting on behalf of a Governmental Authority) of which such member of the Consolidated Group or Guarantor, as the case may be, is the owner or beneficiary, or any of its rights or interests thereunder, if and for so long as the grant of a security interest therein shall constitute or result in (i) the abandonment, invalidation or unenforceability of the right, title or interest of such member of the Consolidated Group or Guarantor (as applicable) therein or (ii) a breach or termination pursuant to the terms of, or a default under, such lease, license or contract or such license, consent, permit, variance, certification, authorization or approval (other than to the extent that any such term would be rendered ineffective pursuant to Section 9-406, 9-407, 9-408 or 9-409 of the UCC or any other Applicable Law or principles of equity), (b) any equipment, aircraft, inventory or real property owned by a member of the Consolidated Group or Guarantor, as the case may be, on the date hereof or hereafter acquired that is subject to a purchase money Lien or a Lien securing a Capital Lease Obligation permitted to be incurred hereunder and, in the case of a Guarantor, under the Guaranty Agreement to which it is a party if the contract or other agreement (or the documentation providing for such purchase money obligation or Capital Lease Obligation) in which such Lien is granted validly prohibits the creation of any other Lien on such equipment, aircraft, inventory or real property, (c) any real property (excluding from this definition, however, any equipment in the nature of trade fixtures, but including any fixtures in the nature of heating, ventilation, air conditioning or similar fixtures relating to physical structure or basic operation of any improvements on such real property), (d) any motor vehicles, trailers, mobile homes, manufactured homes, boats or rolling stock, (e) any assets of any Excluded Subsidiaries, (f) Equity Interests issued by any Foreign Subsidiary, other than (x) 65% of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests entitled to vote (within the meaning of Treas. Reg. Section 1.956-2(c)(2)) of any First-Tier Foreign Subsidiary and (y) 100% of the non-voting Equity Interests in any First-Tier Foreign Subsidiary, (g) any Equity Interests of Limestone Branch Distillery, LLC, a Kentucky limited liability company, Dos Primos Tequila Company, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Agricola, LG, S. De R.L. DE C.V., a Mexican entity, DGL Destiladores, S. De R.L. DE C.V., a Mexican entity, and Distill1, LLC, a Tennessee limited liability company, but only so long as, in the case of each issuer of such Equity Interests, the Borrower, whether directly or indirectly through one or more Subsidiaries, does not own 100% of the Equity Interests of such issuer (other than an issuer that is or becomes a Foreign Subsidiary, in which case clause (f) above shall govern the extent to which such issuer's Equity Interests are Excluded Assets), and (h) any property encumbered by an Acquired Luxco Lien, but, for purposes of this clause (h) only, only until such time as such Acquired Luxco Lien is terminated, (i) Equity Interests in any Person that is not a wholly-owned Subsidiary of a Loan Party, to the extent a Lien thereon is prohibited by or requires consent under the organizational documents or any shareholders or similar agreement of or relating to such Person (other than of a Loan Party) as in effect on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date or existing at the time of acquisition of such Equity Interests in such Person after the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, and to the extent not created in contemplation of the creation or acquisition of such Person, and such consent has not been obtained, and (j) any assets of a Loan Party where the Administrative Agent and the Borrower determine that the cost or burden of obtaining or perfecting a Lien in such assets is excessive in relation to the value afforded thereby.
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Notwithstanding the foregoing, (x) Excluded Assets shall not include the proceeds, products, substitutions or replacements of any Excluded Assets (except to the extent that such proceeds, products, substitutions or replacements shall themselves constitute Excluded Assets) and (y) in the event that any limitation, restriction or exclusion under clauses (a), (b), (f), (g), (h), (i) and (j) above cease to exist (or any required consent shall have been obtained), then such Excluded Assets shall immediately and automatically be deemed at all times thereafter to constitute Collateral without any further action.
Excluded Subsidiary” means (a) any Immaterial Subsidiary, (b) any Foreign Subsidiary and, (c) Dos Primos Tequila Company, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (but only so long as such Subsidiary is not a wholly-owned Subsidiary of the Borrower), (d) any non-wholly owned Subsidiary that is prohibited by Applicable Law or by any contractual obligation (including any requirement that consent be obtained from a third party minority owner of such Subsidiary’s Equity Interests or other similar third party) existing on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date or existing at the time of acquisition of such Subsidiary after the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date (and not created in contemplation of such acquisition), in each case from Guaranteeing the Obligations, but only so long as such prohibition exists, and (e) any other Subsidiary with respect to which the Administrative Agent and the Borrower mutually agree that the cost or burden of providing a Guarantee would be excessive in relation to the benefit to be afforded thereby; provided, that in no event shall such definition include any Subsidiary that incurs, Guarantees or otherwise provides collateral to support any Senior Note Indebtedness or, Incremental Equivalent Debt or Permitted Convertible Indebtedness.
Excluded Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Guarantor, any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, all or a portion of the liability of such Guarantor for or the Guarantee of such Guarantor of, or the grant by such Guarantor of a security interest to secure, such Swap Obligation (or any liability or Guarantee thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof) by virtue of such Guarantor’s failure for any reason to constitute an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act and the regulations thereunder at the time the liability for or the Guarantee of such Guarantor or the grant of such security interest becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation (such determination being made after giving effect to any applicable keepwell, support or other agreement for the benefit of such Guarantor, including Section 11.21). If a Swap Obligation arises under a master agreement governing more than one swap, such exclusion shall apply only to the portion of such Swap Obligation that is attributable to swaps for which such Guarantee or security interest is or becomes illegal for the reasons identified in the immediately preceding sentence of this definition.
Excluded Taxes” means any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to a Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to a Recipient, (a) Taxes imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated), franchise Taxes, and branch profits Taxes, in each case, (i) imposed as a result of such Recipient being organized under the laws of, or having its principal office or, in the case of any Lender, its applicable lending office located in, the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (or any political subdivision thereof) or (ii) that are Other Connection Taxes, (b) in the case of a Lender, United States federal withholding Taxes imposed on amounts payable to or for the account of such Lender with respect to an applicable interest in a Loan or Commitment pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which (i) such Lender acquires such interest in the Loan or Commitment (other than pursuant to an assignment request by the Borrower under Section 4.12(b)) or (ii) such Lender changes its lending office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 4.11, amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable either to such Lender's assignor immediately before such Lender became a party hereto or to such Lender
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immediately before it changed its lending office, (c) Taxes attributable to such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 4.11(g) and (d) any United States federal withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA.
Existing Supply Agreements” means, collectively, that certain (a) Grain Supply Agreement, dated January 1, 2015, between MGPI of Indiana, LLC and Consolidated Grain and Barge, as amended pursuant to an Amendment to Grain Supply Agreement dated April 13, 2017, (b) Grain Supply Agreement, dated December 22, 2014, between MGPI Processing and Bunge Milling, Inc., as amended pursuant to an Amendment to Grain Supply Agreement dated July 28, 2017, (c) Supply Agreement, dated July 10, 2015, between Ardent Mills, LLC and MGPI Processing, and (d) Distillate Supply Agreement, dated July 1, 2019, between Diageo Americas Supply, Inc. and MGPI of Indiana, LLC.
Extensions of Credit” means each of the following: (a) a Borrowing and (b) the issuance of a Letter of Credit or extension of the expiry date thereof, or the increase of the amount thereof.
Family Trust” means, in respect of any individual, any trust for the primary benefit of such individual, his/her spouse and lineal descendants, so long as such individual, during his or her lifetime, has the exclusive right to control such trust.
FASB ASC” means the Accounting Standards Codification of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.
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) and any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof.
Federal Funds Rate” means, for any day, the rate per annum equal to the weighted average of the rates on overnight federal funds transactions with members of the Federal Reserve System, as published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on the Business Day next succeeding such day, provided that if such rate is not so published for any day which is a Business Day, the Federal Funds Rate for such day shall be the average of the quotation for such day on such transactions received by the Administrative Agent from three federal funds brokers of recognized standing selected by the Administrative Agent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Federal Funds Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.
Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Website” means the website of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source.
Fee Letter” means the EngagementFee Letter between the Borrower, Wells Fargo and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC dated as of January 29, 2020the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date.
First-Tier Foreign Subsidiary” means any Foreign Subsidiary that is a “controlled foreign corporation” within the meaning of Section 957 of the Code and the Equity Interests of which are owned directly by any Loan Party.
“Floor” means the benchmark rate floor, if any, provided in this Agreement initially (as of the execution of this Agreement, the modification, amendment or renewal of this Agreement or otherwise) with respect to USD LIBOR.
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Foreign Lender” means (a) if the Borrower is a U.S. Person, a Lender that is not a U.S. Person, and (b) if the Borrower is not a U.S. Person, a Lender that is resident or organized under the laws of a jurisdiction other than that in which the Borrower is resident for tax purposes.
Foreign Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is not a Domestic Subsidiary.
Fronting Exposure” means, at any time there is a Defaulting Lender, (a) with respect to the Issuing Lender, such Defaulting Lender’s Commitment Percentage of the outstanding L/C Obligations other than L/C Obligations as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Lenders or Cash Collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof and (b) with respect to the Swingline Lender, such Defaulting Lender’s Commitment Percentage of Swingline Loans other than Swingline Loans as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Lenders or Cash Collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof.
Fund” means any Person (other than a natural Person) that is (or will be) engaged in making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its activities.
GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States set forth in the opinions and pronouncements of the Accounting Principles Board and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and statements and pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board or such other principles as may be approved by a significant segment of the accounting profession in the United States, that are applicable to the circumstances as of the date of determination, consistently applied.
Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States or any other nation, or of 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 bodies such as the European Union or the European Central Bank).
Guarantee” means, as to any Person, (a) any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of such Person guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other obligation payable or performable by another Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of such Person, direct or indirect, (i) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness or other obligation, (ii) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment or performance of such Indebtedness or other obligation, (iii) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity or level of income or cash flow of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness or other obligation, or (iv) entered into for the purpose of assuring in any other manner the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment or performance thereof or to protect such obligee against loss in respect thereof (in whole or in part), or (b) any Lien on any assets of such Person securing any Indebtedness or other obligation of any other Person, whether or not such Indebtedness or other obligation is assumed by such Person (or any right, contingent or otherwise, of any holder of such Indebtedness to obtain any such Lien). The amount of any Guarantee shall be deemed to be an amount equal to the stated or determinable amount of the related primary obligation, or portion thereof, in respect of which such Guarantee is made or, if not stated or determinable, the maximum
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reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof as determined by the guaranteeing Person in good faith. The term “Guarantee” as a verb has a corresponding meaning.
Guarantors” means, collectively or individually as the context may indicate, (a) each Subsidiary on the Closing Date (other than Excluded Subsidiaries) and (b) each other Subsidiary that becomes a party to the Guaranty Agreement.
Guaranty Agreement means, collectively, that certain Guaranty Agreement of even dated herewith, and all other agreements pursuant to which any other Person Guarantees any of the Obligations.
Hazardous Materials” means all explosive or radioactive substances or wastes and all hazardous or toxic substances, wastes or other pollutants, including petroleum or petroleum distillates, asbestos or asbestos containing materials, polychlorinated biphenyls, radon gas, infectious or medical wastes and all other substances or wastes of any nature regulated pursuant to any Environmental Law.
Hedge Agreement” means (a) any and all rate swap transactions, basis swaps, credit derivative transactions, forward rate transactions, commodity swaps, commodity options, forward commodity contracts, equity or equity index swaps or options, bond or bond price or bond index swaps or options or forward bond or forward bond price or forward bond index transactions, interest rate options, forward foreign exchange transactions, cap transactions, floor transactions, collar transactions, currency swap transactions, cross-currency rate swap transactions, currency options, spot contracts, or any other similar transactions or any combination of any of the foregoing (including any options to enter into any of the foregoing), whether or not any such transaction is governed by or subject to any master agreement, and (b) any and all transactions of any kind, and the related confirmations, which are subject to the terms and conditions of, or governed by, any form of master agreement published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., any International Foreign Exchange Master Agreement, or any other master agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction or Permitted Warrant Transaction shall be considered a Hedge Agreement.
Hedge Bank” means any Person that, (a) at the time it (or any of its Affiliates) becomes a Lender on the Closing Date, is a party to a Hedge Agreement or (b) at the time enters into a Hedge Agreement with a Loan Party permitted under Article VIII, is a Lender or the Administrative Agent or an Affiliate of a Lender or the Administrative Agent, in each case in its capacity as a party to such Hedge Agreement.
Hedge Termination Value” means, in respect of any one or more Hedge Agreements, after taking into account the effect of any legally enforceable netting agreement relating to such Hedge Agreements, (a) for any date on or after the date such Hedge Agreements have been closed out and termination value(s) determined in accordance therewith, such termination value(s), and (b) for any date prior to the date referenced in clause (a), the amount(s) determined as the mark-to-market value(s) for such Hedge Agreements, as determined based upon one or more mid-market or other readily available quotations provided by any recognized dealer in such Hedge Agreements (which may include a Lender or any Affiliate of a Lender).
Immaterial Subsidiary” means, as of any date of determination, any Subsidiary which (a) does not have material assets or material operations as reasonably determined by the Borrower and the Administrative Agent and (b) does not own, directly or indirectly, any Equity Interests of any Subsidiary that has material assets or material operations as reasonably determined by the Borrower and the Administrative Agent; provided that if either (i) the total assets of the Immaterial Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, as of the last day of the fiscal quarter set forth in the most recent financial statements delivered
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pursuant to Section 7.3(a) or (b), is greater than five percent (5%) of the consolidated total assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on such date or (ii) the total revenue of the Immaterial Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, for the four fiscal quarter period ending on the last day of the most recent fiscal quarter covered by financial statements is greater than five percent (5%) of the consolidated total revenue of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for such period, then the Borrower shall identify in writing and cause one or more Immaterial Subsidiaries (other than a Foreign Subsidiary) to become a Guarantor and comply with the requirements of Section 7.9 until the total assets and total revenue of the Immaterial Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, constitute less than five percent (5%) of consolidated total assets and five percent (5%) of consolidated total revenue of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries at such time.
Increase Effective Date” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 2.7(a).
Incremental Equivalent Debt” is defined in Section 8.2(k).
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 other similar instruments, (c) all obligations of such Person in respect of the deferred purchase price of property or services (other than current trade payables incurred in the ordinary course of business), (d) all obligations of such Person under any conditional sale or other title retention agreement(s) relating to property acquired by such Person, (e) all Capital Lease Obligations of such Person, (f) all obligations, contingent or otherwise, of such Person in respect of letters of credit, acceptances or similar extensions of credit, (g) all Guarantees of such Person of the type of Indebtedness described in clauses (a) through (f) above, (h) all Indebtedness of a third party secured by any Lien on property owned by such Person, whether or not such Indebtedness has been assumed by such Person, (i) all obligations of such Person, contingent or otherwise, to purchase, redeem, retire or otherwise acquire for value any Equity Interests of such Person, (j) all Off-Balance Sheet Liabilities and (k) the Hedge Termination Value under any Hedge Agreement of such Person. The Indebtedness of any Person shall include the Indebtedness of any partnership or joint venture in which such Person is a general partner or a joint venturer, except to the extent that the terms of such Indebtedness or Applicable Law provide that such Person is not liable therefor. Further, notwithstanding anything in this definition to the contrary, no obligation of the Borrower under any Permitted Warrant Transaction or Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction shall constitute Indebtedness, except to the extent accounted for as a liability in accordance with GAAP. For purposes hereof, the amount of any Permitted Convertible Indebtedness shall be the aggregate stated principal amount thereof without giving effect to any obligation to pay cash or deliver shares with value in excess of such principal amount, and without giving effect to any integration thereof with any Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction pursuant to U.S. Treasury Regulation § 1.1275-6.
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.
Intercreditor Agreement” means the Amended and Restated Collateral Agency and Intercreditor Agreement, dated as of the Closing Date, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, among the Administrative Agent, as collateral agent for itself and the purchasers under the Senior Note Purchase Agreement, and acknowledged by the Loan Parties.
Interest Period” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 4.1(b).
Investment” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 8.6.
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“ISDA Definitions” means the 2006 ISDA Definitions published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. or any successor thereto, as amended or supplemented from time to time, or any successor definitional booklet for interest rate derivatives published from time to time by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. or such successor thereto.
IRB Property” has the meaning given to such term in the definition of Permitted IRB Financings.
ISP98” means the International Standby Practices (1998 Revision, effective January 1, 1999), International Chamber of Commerce Publication No. 590.
Issuing Lender” means Wells Fargo, in its capacity as issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, or any successor thereto.
Junior Financing” has the meaning specified in Section 8.14.
L/C Commitment” means the lesser of (a) $10,000,000 and (b) the Aggregate Commitments.
L/C Obligations” means at any time, an amount equal to the sum of (a) the aggregate undrawn and unexpired amount of the then outstanding Letters of Credit and (b) the aggregate amount of drawings under Letters of Credit which have not then been reimbursed pursuant to Section 3.5.
L/C Participants” means the collective reference to all the Lenders.
Lender” means each Person executing this Agreement as a Lender on the Closing Date and any other Person that shall have become a party to this Agreement as a Lender pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption or pursuant to Section 2.7, other than any Person that ceases to be a party hereto as a Lender pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption. Unless the context otherwise requires, the term “Lenders” includes the Swingline Lender.
Lending Office” means, with respect to any Lender, the office of such Lender maintaining such Lender’s Extensions of Credit.
Letter of Credit Application” means an application, in the form specified by the Issuing Lender from time to time, requesting the Issuing Lender to issue a Letter of Credit.
Letters of Credit” means the collective reference to letters of credit issued pursuant to Section 3.1.
LIBOR” means, subject to the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement in accordance with Section 4.8(c),
1.for any interest rate calculation with respect to a LIBOR Rate Loan, the rate of interest per annum determined on the basis of the rate for deposits in Dollars for a period equal to the applicable Interest Period as published by the ICE Benchmark Administration Limited, a United Kingdom company, or a comparable or successor quoting service approved by the Administrative Agent, at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) two (2) Business Days prior to the first day of the applicable Interest Period (rounded upward, if necessary, to the nearest 1/100th of 1%). If, for any reason, the rate is not so published, then “LIBOR” shall be determined by the Administrative Agent to be the arithmetic average of the rate per annum at which deposits in Dollars would be offered by first class banks in the
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London interbank market to the Administrative Agent at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) two (2) Business Days prior to the first day of the applicable Interest Period for a period equal to such Interest Period; and
2.for any interest rate calculation with respect to a Base Rate Loan, the rate of interest per annum determined on the basis of the rate for deposits in Dollars for an Interest Period equal to one month (commencing on the date of determination of such interest rate) as published by the ICE Benchmark Administration Limited, a United Kingdom company, or a comparable or successor quoting service approved by the Administrative Agent, at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) on such date of determination, or, if such date is not a Business Day, then the immediately preceding Business Day (rounded upward, if necessary, to the nearest 1/100th of 1%). If, for any reason, the rate is not so published, then “LIBOR” for such Base Rate Loan shall be determined by the Administrative Agent to be the arithmetic average of the rate per annum at which deposits in Dollars would be offered by first class banks in the London interbank market to the Administrative Agent at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) on such date of determination for a period equal to one month commencing on such date of determination.
Each calculation by the Administrative Agent of LIBOR shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (x) in no event shall LIBOR (including, without limitation, any Benchmark Replacement with respect thereto) be less than 0% and (y) unless otherwise specified in any amendment to this Agreement entered into in accordance with Section 4.8(c), in the event that a Benchmark Replacement with respect to LIBOR is implemented then all references herein to LIBOR shall be deemed references to such Benchmark Replacement.
LIBOR Rate” means a rate per annum (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the next higher 1/100th of 1%) determined by the Administrative Agent pursuant to the following formula:
LIBOR Rate =LIBOR
1.00-Eurodollar Reserve Percentage

LIBOR Rate Loan” means any Loan bearing interest at a rate based upon the LIBOR Rate as provided in Section 4.1(a).
Lien” means any mortgage, pledge, security interest, lien (statutory or otherwise), charge, encumbrance, hypothecation, assignment, deposit arrangement, or other arrangement having the practical effect of the foregoing or any preference, priority or other security agreement or preferential arrangement of any kind or nature whatsoever (including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement and any capital lease having the same economic effect as any of the foregoing). For the avoidance of doubt, a Lien shall not include any owner's, bailor's or similar interest with respect to any Customer Owned Inventory.
Loan Documents” means, collectively, this Agreement, the Notes, the Letter of Credit Applications, the Guaranty Agreement, the Intercreditor Agreement, the Security Documents, the Fee Letter and each other document, instrument, certificate and agreement executed and delivered by any Loan Party in favor of or provided to the Collateral Agent, the Administrative Agent or any Secured Party in connection with this Agreement or otherwise referred to herein or contemplated hereby (excluding any Secured Hedge Agreement and any Secured Cash Management Agreement).
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Loan Parties” means, collectively, the Borrower and the Guarantors.
Loans” means the collective reference to the Revolving Credit Loans and the Swingline Loans, and “Loan” means any of such Loans.
“London Banking Day” means any day on which dealings in Dollar deposits are conducted by and between banks in the London interbank Eurodollar market.
"Luxco Companies" means (a) Luxco Group Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation; (b) LRD Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company; (c) LDL Holdings DE, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company; and (d) KY Limestone Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.

"Luxco Merger" means the Borrower’s acquisition of the equity interests of the Luxco Companies in accordance with the Agreement and Plan of Merger to be entered into among (a) the Borrower; (b) the Luxco Companies; (c) Donn Lux, as Sellers’ Representative, (d) a Delaware corporation to be formed by one or more of the Luxco Sellers; and (e) upon signing a joinder agreement, the Luxco Sellers.

"Luxco Merger Date" means the date on which the Luxco Merger is consummated.

"Luxco Sellers" means Luxco 2017 Irrevocable Trust dated June 19, 2017, Ann S. Lux 2005 Irrevocable Trust FBO Donn S. Lux dated September 16, 2017 Andrew Broddon Lux Luxco Irrevocable Trust dated July 30, 2012, Philip Donn Lux Luxco Irrevocable Trust dated July 30, 2012, Caroline L. Kaplan Revocable Trust dated December 16, 2009, Ann S. Lux 2005 Irrevocable Trust FBO Caroline Lux Kaplan dated September 16, 2005, Ann S. Lux 2005 Irrevocable Trust FBO Catherine N. Lux dated September 16, 2005, CNL 2013 Irrevocable Trust dated April 2, 2013, Ann S. Lux 2005 Irrevocable Trust FBO Paul S. Lux dated September 16, 2005, and Lux Children Irrevocable Trust dated May 24, 2012.

Maintenance Capital Expenditures” means capital expenditures (as defined by GAAP, subject to the provisions of Section 1.3) made in connection with the replacement, substitution, restoration or repair of existing assets. For the avoidance of doubt, Maintenance Capital Expenditures shall not include (a) capital expenditures made in connection with an acquisition of new assets that seeks to expand existing operational capacities as opposed to any such acquisition that seeks to replace or substitute existing assets to maintain existing operational capacities, (b) the purchase price of equipment that is purchased simultaneously with the trade-in of existing equipment but only to the extent that the gross amount of such purchase price is reduced by the credit granted by the seller of such equipment for the equipment being traded in at such time or (c) expenditures made in connection with the replacement, substitution, restoration or repair of assets to the extent financed with (x) insurance proceeds paid on account of the loss or damage to the assets being replaced, restored or repaired or (y) awards of compensation arising from the taking by eminent domain or condemnation of the assets being replaced.

Material Acquisition” means any Acquisition (or series of related Acquisitions) consummated after the Closing Date involving aggregate consideration with a fair market value in excess of $10,000,000.
Material Adverse Effect” means, with respect to any event, act, condition or occurrence of whatever nature (including any adverse determination in any litigation, arbitration, or governmental investigation or proceeding), whether singly or in conjunction with any other event or events, act or acts, condition or conditions, occurrence or occurrences whether or not related, a material adverse change in, or a material adverse effect on, (a) the business, results of operations, financial condition, assets, or liabilities
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of the Loan Parties taken as a whole, (b) the ability of the Borrower or any Guarantor to perform any of its obligations under the Loan Documents, (c) the rights and remedies of the Administrative Agent (including its capacity as Collateral Agent) or any Lender under any of the Loan Documents or (d) the legality, validity or enforceability of any of the Loan Documents.
Material Contract” means (a) any contract or other agreement (other than the Loan Documents and any documents or other agreements pertaining to any Indebtedness permitted by Section 8.2(i) or 8.2(k)), whether written or oral, to which any Loan Party is a party that involves payments in an aggregate amount of more than $25,000,000 or as to which the breach, nonperformance, cancellation or failure to renew by any party thereto would have a Material Adverse Effect, and (b) each Existing Supply Agreement.
Material Disposition” means any Disposition (or series of related Dispositions) consummated after the Closing Date involving aggregate consideration with a fair market value in excess of $10,000,000.
Maturity Date” means the earliest to occur of (a) FebruaryMay 14, 20252026, (b) the date of termination of all Commitments by the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.5, or (c) the date of termination of all Commitments pursuant to Section 9.2(a).
MGPI Processing” means MGPI Processing, Inc., a Kansas corporation.
Minimum Collateral Amount” means, at any time, (a) with respect to Cash Collateral consisting of cash or deposit account balances, an amount equal to 105% of the Fronting Exposure of the Issuing Lender with respect to Letters of Credit issued and outstanding at such time and (b) otherwise, an amount determined by the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Lender in their sole discretion.
Multiemployer Plan” means any employee benefit plan of the type described in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA, to which the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate makes or is obligated to make contributions, or during the preceding five plan years, has made or been obligated to make contributions.
Non-Consenting Lender” means any Lender that does not approve any consent, waiver, amendment, modification or termination that (a) requires the approval of all Lenders or all affected Lenders in accordance with the terms of Section 11.2 and (b) has been approved by the Required Lenders.
Non-Defaulting Lender” means, at any time, each Lender that is not a Defaulting Lender at such time.
Note” means a promissory note made by the Borrower in favor of a Lender evidencing Loans made by such Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit A.
Notice of Account Designation” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 2.3(b).
Notice of Borrowing” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 2.3(a).
Notice of Conversion/Continuation” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 4.2.
Notice of Prepayment” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 2.4(c).
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Obligations” means, in each case, whether now in existence or hereafter arising: (a) the principal of and interest on (including interest accruing after the filing of any bankruptcy or similar petition) the Loans, (b) the L/C Obligations and (c) all other fees and commissions (including attorneys’ fees), charges, indebtedness, loans, liabilities, financial accommodations, obligations, covenants and duties owing by the Loan Parties and each of their respective Subsidiaries to the Lenders, the Issuing Lender, the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent, in each case under any Loan Document, with respect to any Loan or Letter of Credit of every kind, nature and description, direct or indirect, absolute or contingent, due or to become due, contractual or tortious, liquidated or unliquidated, and whether or not evidenced by any note and including interest and fees that accrue after the commencement by or against any Loan Party or any Affiliate thereof of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Laws naming such Person as the debtor in such proceeding, regardless of whether such interest and fees are allowed claims in such proceeding. For the avoidance of doubt, any obligation under any Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction or any Permitted Warrant Transaction shall not constitute Obligations.
OFAC” means the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.
Off-Balance Sheet Liabilities” of any Person means (a) any repurchase obligation or liability of such Person with respect to accounts or notes receivable sold by such Person, (b) any liability of such Person under any sale and leaseback transactions which do not create a liability on the balance sheet of such Person, (c) any liability of such Person under any so-called “synthetic” lease transaction or (d) any obligation arising with respect to any other transaction which is the functional equivalent of or takes the place of borrowing but which does not constitute a liability on the balance sheet of such Person.
Organization Documents” means, (a) with respect to any corporation, the certificate or articles of incorporation and the bylaws (or equivalent or comparable constitutive documents with respect to any non-U.S. jurisdiction); (b) with respect to any limited liability company, the certificate or articles of formation and operating agreement; and (c) with respect to any partnership, joint venture, trust or other form of business entity, the partnership, joint venture or other applicable agreement of formation and any agreement, instrument, filing or notice with respect thereto filed in connection with its formation or organization with the applicable Governmental Authority in the jurisdiction of its formation or organization and, if applicable, any certificate or articles of formation or organization of such entity.
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, 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 4.12).
Participant” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 11.9(d).
Participant Register” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 11.9(d).
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PATRIOT Act” means the USA PATRIOT Act (Title III of Pub. L. 107-56 (signed into law October 26, 2001)).
PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation or any successor agency.
Pension Funding Rules” means the rules of the Code and ERISA regarding minimum required contributions (including any installment payment thereof) to Plans. Any reference to “compliance” with Pension Funding Rules herein shall be deemed to include that (a) no waiver of any applicable minimum funding standards has been applied for or obtained and (b) as of the most recent valuation date for any Plan, the funding target attainment percentage (as defined in Section 430(d)(2) of the Code) is 60% or higher and neither the Borrower nor any ERISA Affiliate knows of any facts or circumstances that could reasonably be expected to cause the funding target attainment percentage for any Plan to drop below 60% as of the most recent valuation date.
    “Permitted Acquisition” means any Acquisition by any Loan Party; provided that:

    (a)    no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing either before or after giving effect to such Acquisition and any Indebtedness incurred in connection therewith;

    (b)    such Acquisition is not a “hostile” acquisition and, if required by applicable law, has been approved by the board of directors and/or shareholders (or comparable persons or groups) of the applicable Loan Party and the Person to be (or whose assets are to be) acquired;

    (c)    the lines of business of the Person to be so acquired are permitted pursuant to Section 8.4 or, in the case of an Acquisition of assets, the assets acquired are useful in the business of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as conducted immediately prior to such Acquisition;

    (d)    all of the requirements set forth in Section 7.9 are (or will be) satisfied within the time periods set forth therein;

    (e)    the Borrower shall be in compliance with Section 8.1 on a Pro Forma Basis after giving effect to such Acquisition and the incurrence of any Indebtedness in connection therewith (as of the closing date of the Acquisition); and

    (f)    in the case of a Material Acquisition, at least five Business Days before the date on which any such Acquisition is to be consummated, the Borrower has delivered to the Administrative Agent (i) a certificate from an authorized officer of the Borrower, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, certifying that all of the requirements set forth in clauses (a) through (e) have been satisfied or will be satisfied on or prior to the consummation of such Acquisition (and, with respect to clause (d), will be satisfied within the time periods required under Section 7.9), (ii) copies of Permitted Acquisition Documents, which shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, and (iii) if requested by the Administrative Agent, a due diligence package relative to the proposed Acquisition, including forecasted balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and cash flow statements of the Person or assets to be acquired, all prepared on a basis consistent with such Person's (or assets') historical financial statements, together with appropriate supporting details and a statement of underlying assumptions for the 1 year period following the date of the proposed Acquisition, on a quarter by quarter basis), in form and substance (including as to scope and underlying assumptions) reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

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Permitted Acquisition Documents” means with respect to any Acquisition proposed by any Loan Party, final copies or substantially final drafts if not executed at the required time of delivery of the purchase agreement, sale agreement, merger agreement or other agreement evidencing such Acquisition and each other document executed, delivered, contemplated by or prepared in connection therewith and any amendment, modification or supplement to any of the foregoing.
“Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction” means any bond hedge, call or capped call option (or substantively equivalent derivative transaction) relating to the Borrower’s common stock (or other securities or property following a merger event, reclassification or other change of the common stock of the Borrower) purchased by the Borrower in connection with the issuance of any Permitted Convertible Indebtedness and settled in common stock of the Borrower (or such other securities or property), cash or a combination thereof (such amount of cash determined by reference to the price of the Borrower’s common stock or such other securities or property), and cash in lieu of fractional shares of common stock of the Borrower; provided that the purchase of any such Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction is made with, and the purchase price thereof less the proceeds received from the Borrower from the sale of any substantially concurrently executed Permitted Warrant Transaction, does not exceed, the net proceeds received by the Borrower in connection with the issuance of any Permitted Convertible Indebtedness; provided, further that the other terms, conditions and covenants of each such transaction shall be such as are customary for transactions of such type (as determined by the Borrower in good faith).
“Permitted Convertible Indebtedness” means (a) unsecured Indebtedness of any of the Loan Parties that (i) as of the date of issuance thereof contains customary conversion or exchange rights and customary offer to repurchase rights for transactions of such type (in each case, as determined by the Borrower in good faith) and (ii) is convertible into, or exchangeable for, shares of common stock of the Borrower (or other securities or property following a merger event, reclassification or other change of the common stock of the Borrower), cash or a combination thereof (such amount of cash determined by reference to the price of the Borrower’s common stock or such other securities or property), and cash in lieu of fractional shares of common stock of the Borrower and (b) any guarantee by any Loan Party of Indebtedness described in clause (a); provided that that such Indebtedness is permitted to be incurred under Section 8.2(o).
Permitted Encumbrances” means, collectively, (a) Liens imposed by law for taxes, assessments or governmental charges or levies on property not yet due or which are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and with respect to which adequate reserves are being maintained in accordance with GAAP; (b) statutory Liens of landlords and Liens of carriers, warehousemen, mechanics, materialmen and other Liens imposed by law created in the ordinary course of business for amounts not yet due or which are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and with respect to which adequate reserves are being maintained in accordance with GAAP; (c) pledges and deposits made in the ordinary course of business in compliance with workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and other social security laws or regulations; (d) deposits 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; (e) judgment and attachment liens not giving rise to an Event of Default; (f) customary Liens and rights of setoff upon deposits in favor of depository institutions and Liens of a collecting bank on payment items in the course of collection, in each case except to the extent required to be waived or subordinated pursuant to a control agreement or subordination agreement in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, required to be executed and delivered pursuant to this Agreement; (g) any interest of title of a lessor under and Liens arising from precautionary Uniform Commercial Code financing statements (or equivalent filings, registrations or agreements) relating to leases permitted by this Agreement; and (h) easements,
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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 any member of the Consolidated Group; provided that the term “Permitted Encumbrances” shall not include (x) any Lien securing Indebtedness or (y) any leasing or subleasing of real property that is not approved in advance in writing by the Administrative Agent or otherwise permitted under this Agreement.
"Permitted Foreign Subsidiary Investments" means Investments in any Foreign Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party, provided that (a) no Event of Default exists at the time of such Investment or would result therefrom, and (b) the aggregate amount of such Investments in Foreign Subsidiaries does not exceed $50,000,000 at any time outstanding.
Permitted Investors” means any of (a) Karen Seaberg, (b) Richard B. CrayLori L.S. Mingus and (c) Laidacker M. SeabergDonn S. Lux, or any Family Trust of such Persons.
    “Permitted IRB Financings” means financings incurred by a Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries in the nature of industrial revenue bonds or the like issued by a state, county, municipality or similar political subdivision or an industrial revenue authority or similar issuer in connection with the acquisition, construction, installation and/or equipping of land or real property improvements and/or personal property located thereon to be used in the manufacture or storage of whiskey, including but not limited to whiskey maturation warehouses or similar facilities and barrels to fill such warehouses or similar facilities, but excluding whiskey distillate stored in such barrels (collectively, "IRB Property"), and whereby the Borrower or one of its Subsidiaries may transfer all or a portion of such IRB Property to the issuer of such bonds (whether pursuant to a sale or a lease) and whereby, in such event, the Borrower or such Subsidiary, as applicable, shall lease back or otherwise acquire from such issuer a leasehold or similar interest in such IRB Property; provided that all Permitted IRB Financings (excluding any Permitted IRB Financing if the related bonds or similar debt instruments are held solely by a Loan Party) shall not exceed an aggregate principal amount of $15,000,000 outstanding at any time.

Permitted Real Estate” means real estate owned by the Borrower or one or more of its Subsidiaries and located at or near: 16 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas; 10 Berger Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas; 101 Commercial Street, Atchison, Kansas; and 68, 72, 84, 102 and 108 Ridge Avenue, Greendale, Indiana.
Permitted Refinancing” means, with respect to any Person, any modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal, restructuring, replacement or extension of any Indebtedness of such Person (whether with the same or different lenders); provided that (a) the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) thereof does not exceed the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of the Indebtedness so modified, refinanced, restructured, refunded, renewed, replaced or extended except by an amount equal to unpaid accrued interest and, premium thereon and reasonable out-of-pocket costs and expenses incurred in connection with such modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal, restructuring, replacement or extension, (b) such modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal, replacement or extension has a final maturity date equal to or later than the final maturity date of, and has a Weighted Average Life to Maturity equal to or greater than the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of, the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced or extended, (c) other than with respect to aany modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal, restructuring, replacement or extension of Permitted Refinancing in respect ofConvertible Indebtedness or Indebtedness permitted pursuant to Section 8.2(i), at the time thereof, no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing,
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(d) if such Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed or extended is secured, the terms and conditions relating to collateral of any such modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed or extended Indebtedness, taken as a whole, are not materially less favorable to the Loan Parties or the Lenders than the terms and conditions with respect to the collateral for the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed or extended, taken as a whole (and the Liens on any Collateral securing any such modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed or extended Indebtedness shall have the same (or lesser) priority relative to the Liens on the Collateral securing the Obligations), (e) the terms and conditions (excluding any amortization, collateral, subordination, pricing, fees, rate floors, discounts, premiums and optional prepayment or redemption terms) of any such modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed or extended Indebtedness, taken as a whole, shall not be materially less favorable to the Loan Parties than the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed or extended, except for covenants or other provisions applicable only to periods after the Maturity Date;, (f) such modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal or extension is incurred by the Person who is the obligor on the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed or extended; and shall not be guaranteed by or otherwise recourse to any Person other than the Person(s) to whom the refinanced Indebtedness is recourse or by whom it is guaranteed, and (g) if such Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced or extended is subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations (or is secured by Liens subordinated to the Liens securing the Collateral), such modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal, replacement or extension is subordinated in right of payment (or the Liens securing such Indebtedness shall be subordinated to the Liens securing the Collateral) to the Obligations on terms (i) at least as favorable (taken as a whole) (as reasonably determined by the Borrower) to the Lenders as those contained in the documentation governing the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced or extended, and such modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal, replacement or extension is incurred by one or more Persons who is an obligor of the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced or extended or (ii) otherwise reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent. For the avoidance of doubt, for purposes of determining whether Permitted Convertible Indebtedness meets the foregoing requirements, (i) neither any settlement upon conversion of such Permitted Convertible Indebtedness (whether in cash, stock or other property) nor any required redemption or repurchase upon a “fundamental change” (customarily defined for such Permitted Convertible Indebtedness) or upon the passage of time or other regularly-scheduled event (with such passage of time or other regularly-scheduled event being customary in the market for similar convertible indebtedness) shall disqualify such Permitted Convertible Indebtedness from constituting Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness.
Permitted Liens” means the Liens permitted pursuant to Section 8.3.
“Permitted Warrant Transaction” means any call option, warrant or right to purchase (or substantively equivalent derivative transaction) relating to the Borrower’s common stock (or other securities or property following a merger event, reclassification or other change of the common stock of the Borrower) sold by the Borrower substantially concurrently with any purchase by the Borrower of a Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction and settled in common stock of the Borrower (or such other securities or property), cash or a combination thereof (such amount of cash determined by reference to the price of the Borrower’s common stock or such other securities or property), and cash in lieu of fractional shares of common stock of the Borrower; provided that the terms, conditions and covenants of each such transaction shall be such as are customary for transactions of such type (as determined by the Borrower in good faith).
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 a "defined benefit plan" as defined in Section 3(35) of ERISA.
Platform” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 7.3.
Pledge Agreement” means the Amended and Restated Pledge Agreement, dated as of the date hereof, executed by the Borrower and certain of its Subsidiaries in favor of the Collateral Agent.
Prime Rate” means, at any time, the rate of interest per annum publicly announced from time to time by the Administrative Agent as its prime rate. Each change in the Prime Rate shall be effective as of the opening of business on the day such change in such prime rate occurs. The parties hereto acknowledge that the rate announced publicly by the Administrative Agent as its prime rate is an index or base rate and shall not necessarily be its lowest or best rate charged to its customers or other banks.
Pro Forma Basis” means, with respect to compliance with any test hereunder for an applicable period of measurement, that any Investment, Disposition, incurrence or repayment of Indebtedness, Restricted Payment, discontinuance of operations, incurrence of any Indebtedness, or any other event or action requiring or permitting such test to be calculated on a “Pro Forma Basis” and the following shall be deemed to have occurred as of the first day of the applicable period of measurement (as of the last date in the case of a balance sheet item) in such test, in each case on a basis consistent with Article 11 of Regulation S-X of the Securities Act, as interpreted by the Securities and Exchange Commission or otherwise as approved by the Administrative Agent: (i) income statement items (whether positive or negative) attributable to the property or person subject to such transaction, event or action (A) in the case of a Disposition of all or substantially all Equity Interests in any Subsidiary of the Borrower or any division, product line, or facility used for operations of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, shall be excluded, and (B) in the case of a Permitted Acquisition or Investment, shall be included, (ii) any retirement of Indebtedness which is retired shall be excluded and shall be deemed to have been retired as of the first day of the applicable period of measurement, and (iii) any Indebtedness incurred or assumed by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries and if such indebtedness has a floating or formula rate, shall have an implied rate of interest for the applicable period for purposes of this definition determined by utilizing the rate which is or would be in effect with respect to such Indebtedness as at the relevant date of determination.
Prohibited Transaction” means a prohibited transaction as defined in Section 406 of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code, for which a statutory or administrative exemption is not otherwise available.
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 Lenders” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 7.3.
“Qualified Equity Interests” means any Equity Interests that are not Disqualified Equity Interests.
Recipient” means (a) the Administrative Agent, (b) any Lender and (c) the Issuing Lender, as applicable.
“Reference Time” with respect to any setting of the then-current Benchmark means (1) if such Benchmark is USD LIBOR, 11:00 a.m. (London time) on the day that is two (2) London Banking Days preceding the date of such setting, and (2) if such Benchmark is not USD LIBOR, the time determined by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion.
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Register” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 11.9(c).
Reimbursement Obligation” means the obligation of the Borrower to reimburse the Issuing Lender pursuant to Section 3.5 for amounts drawn under Letters of Credit.
Related Parties” means, with respect to any Person, such Person’s Affiliates and the partners, directors, officers, employees, agents, trustees, administrators, managers, advisors and representatives of such Person and of such Person’s Affiliates.
Release” means any release, spill, emission, leaking, dumping, injection, pouring, deposit, disposal, discharge, dispersal, leaching or migration into the environment (including ambient air, surface water, groundwater, land surface or subsurface strata) or within any building, structure, facility or fixture.
Relevant Governmental Body” means the Federal Reserve Board and/or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the Federal Reserve Board and/or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York or any successor thereto.
Reportable Event” means any of the events set forth in Section 4043(c) of ERISA, other than events for which the 30-day notice period has been waived.
Required Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Lenders having Revolving Credit Exposure and unused Commitments representing more than 50% of the sum of the aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure and unused Commitments at such time; provided that (a) the Revolving Credit Exposure of, and the portion of the unused Commitments held or deemed held by, any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Lenders, (b) at any time there are two or more Lenders (excluding Defaulting Lenders) that are not Affiliates of each other, Required Lenders shall require the consent or approval of at least two Lenders that are not Affiliates of each other, and (c) if there is only one Lender that is a Non-Defaulting Lender, Required Lenders shall mean such Non-Defaulting Lender.
“Resolution Authority” means an EEA Resolution Authority or, with respect to any UK Financial Institution, a UK Resolution Authority.
Responsible Officer” means, as to any Person, the chief executive officer, president, chief financial officer, controller or treasurer (including any director of treasury or individual holding a similar title) of such Person or any other officer or representative of such Person reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent. Any document delivered hereunder or under any other Loan Document that is signed by a Responsible Officer of a Person shall be conclusively presumed to have been authorized by all necessary corporate, partnership and/or other action on the part of such Person and such Responsible Officer shall be conclusively presumed to have acted on behalf of such Person.
Restricted Payment” means (a) any dividend or other distribution, direct or indirect, on account of any Equity Interests of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries now or hereafter outstanding, (b) any redemption, conversion, exchange, retirement or similar payment, purchase or other acquisition for value, direct or indirect, of any Equity Interest of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries now or hereafter outstanding, and (c) any payment made to retire, or to obtain the surrender of, any outstanding warrants, options or other rights to acquire Equity Interests of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries now or hereafter outstanding; provided that the payment of principal, interest or other amounts on (and including the settlement of any conversions or redemptions of) any Permitted Convertible Indebtedness shall not constitute a “Restricted Payment”.
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Revolving Credit Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of simultaneous Revolving Credit Loans of the same Type and, in the case of LIBOR Rate Loans, having the same Interest Period made by each of the Lenders pursuant to Section 2.1.
Revolving Credit Exposure” means, as to any Lender at any time, the aggregate principal amount at such time of its outstanding Loans and such Lender’s participation in L/C Obligations and Swingline Loans at such time.
Revolving Credit Facility” means the revolving credit facility established pursuant to Article II (including any increase in such revolving credit facility established pursuant to Section 2.7 or pursuant to Amendment No. 2).
Revolving Credit Increase” has the meaning specified in Section 2.7(a).
Revolving Credit Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.1.
Revolving Credit Outstandings” means the sum of (a) with respect to Revolving Credit Loans and Swingline Loans on any date, the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereof after giving effect to any borrowings and prepayments or repayments of Revolving Credit Loans and Swingline Loans, as the case may be, occurring on such date; plus (b) with respect to any L/C Obligations on any date, the aggregate outstanding amount thereof on such date after giving effect to any Extensions of Credit occurring on such date and any other changes in the aggregate amount of the L/C Obligations as of such date, including as a result of any reimbursements of outstanding unpaid drawings under any Letters of Credit or any reductions in the maximum amount available for drawing under Letters of Credit taking effect on such date.
Sanctioned Country” means at any time, a country, region or territory which is itself (or whose government is) the subject or target of any Sanctions (including, as of the Closing Date, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria and Crimea).
Sanctioned Person” means, at any time, (a) any Person listed in any Sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by OFAC (including OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and OFAC’s Consolidated Non-SDN List), the U.S. Department of State, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any European member state, Her Majesty’s Treasury, or other relevant sanctions authority, (b) any Person operating, organized or resident in a Sanctioned Country, (c) any Person owned or controlled by, or acting or purporting to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any such Person or Persons described in clauses (a) and (b), including a Person that is deemed by OFAC to be a Sanctions target based on the ownership of such legal entity by Sanctioned Person(s) or (d) any Person otherwise a target of Sanctions, including vessels and aircraft, that are designated under any Sanctions program.
Sanctions” means any and all economic or financial sanctions, sectoral sanctions, secondary sanctions, trade embargoes and restrictions and anti-terrorism laws, including but not limited to those imposed, administered or enforced from time to time by the U.S. government (including those administered by OFAC or the U.S. Department of State), the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any European member state, Her Majesty’s Treasury, or other relevant sanctions authority in any jurisdiction in which (a) the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or Affiliates is located or conducts business, (b) in which any of the proceeds of the Extensions of Credit will be used, or (c) from which repayment of the Extensions of Credit will be derived.
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Secured Cash Management Agreement” means any Cash Management Agreement between or among any Loan Party and any Cash Management Bank.
Secured Hedge Agreement” means any Hedge Agreement between or among any Loan Party and any Hedge Bank. For the avoidance of doubt, no Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction shall constitute a Secured Hedge Agreement.
Secured Obligations” means, collectively, (a) the Obligations and (b) all existing or future payment and other obligations owing by any Loan Party under (i) any Secured Hedge Agreement and (ii) any Secured Cash Management Agreement; provided that the “Secured Obligations” of a Guarantor shall exclude any Excluded Swap Obligations with respect to such Guarantor.
Secured Parties” means, collectively, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders, the Issuing Lender, the Hedge Banks, the Cash Management Banks, each co-agent or sub-agent appointed by the Administrative Agent from time to time pursuant to Section 10.5, any other holder from time to time of any Secured Obligations and, in each case, their respective successors and permitted assigns.
Security Agreement” means the Amended and Restated Security Agreement, dated as of the date hereof, executed by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries in favor of the Collateral Agent.
Security Documents” means, collectively, the Security Agreement, the Pledge Agreement and all other agreements (including control agreements), instruments and other documents, whether now existing or hereafter in effect, pursuant to which the Borrower, any Guarantor or any other Person shall grant or convey to the Collateral Agent a Lien in, or any other Person shall acknowledge any such Lien in, property as security for all or any portion of the Secured Obligations or any other obligation under any Loan Document or with respect to any Senior Note Indebtedness.
Senior Note Indebtedness” means any Indebtedness outstanding or issued under the Senior Note Purchase Agreement; provided, in the case of any Indebtedness issued after the Closing Date, that (i) each holder of such Indebtedness (or an authorized representative) shall be party to the Intercreditor Agreement, (ii) the maturity date of such Indebtedness shall be no shorter than the Maturity Date then in effect, (iii) the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of such Indebtedness shall be no shorter than the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the Senior Note Indebtedness outstanding on the Closing Date; (iv) such Indebtedness shall not require mandatory prepayments (other than scheduled amortization payments) that are more restrictive than any mandatory prepayments applicable to the Loans and the Senior Note Indebtedness outstanding on the Closing Date and may participate on a pro rata basis or on a less than pro rata basis (but not on a greater than pro rata basis) in any mandatory prepayments (other than scheduled amortization payments) applicable to the Loans and any Senior Note Indebtedness outstanding on the Closing Date; (v) such Indebtedness shall not be incurred by or subject to any Guarantee by any Person other than the Borrower and the Guarantors, respectively, and shall not be secured by any property or assets of any Loan Party other than Collateral, and (vi) all other terms of such Indebtedness not covered in this definition shall be determined by the Borrower and the investors purchasing such Indebtedness and to the extent the terms of such Indebtedness, taken as a whole, are not substantially the same as the terms of the Senior Note Indebtedness outstanding on the Closing Date (other than, in each case, pricing, amortization and maturity) (as determined by the Borrower in good faith), the terms of such Indebtedness shall be reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent if they are adverse to the Borrower or more restrictive than the terms and conditions applicable to the Loans or any Senior Note Indebtedness outstanding on the Closing Date (except for covenants and events of default applicable only to periods after the Maturity Date in effect at the time such Indebtedness is issued).
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Senior Note Purchase Agreement” means that certain Note Purchase and Private Shelf Agreement, dated as of August 23, 2017, made by the Borrower, as issuer, and PGIM, Inc. and certain of its Affiliates, as purchasers, as amended by that certain First Amendment to Note Purchase and Private Shelf Agreement, dated on or about the Closing Date, among the Borrower and the Noteholders referred to therein.
SOFR means, with respect to any day meansBusiness Day, a rate per annum equal to the secured overnight financing rate for such Business Day published for such day by the SOFR Administrator on the SOFR Administrator’s Website on the immediately succeeding Business Day.
“SOFR Administrator” means the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, as the administrator of the benchmark, (or a successor administrator of the secured overnight financing rate) on.
“SOFR Administrator’s Website” means the website of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Website, currently at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source for the secured overnight financing rate identified as such by the SOFR Administrator from time to time.
Specified Payoff Indebtedness” means, collectively, the outstanding Indebtedness of the Borrower under that certain Credit Agreement dated as of August 23, 2017 by and between the Borrower and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as amended.
Subsidiary” means as to any Person, any corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other entity of which more than fifty percent (50%) of the outstanding Equity Interests having ordinary voting power to elect a majority of the board of directors (or equivalent governing body) or other managers of such corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other entity is at the time owned by (directly or indirectly) or the management is otherwise controlled by (directly or indirectly) such Person (irrespective of whether, at the time, Equity Interests of any other class or classes of such corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other entity shall have or might have voting power by reason of the happening of any contingency). Unless otherwise qualified, references to “Subsidiary” or “Subsidiaries” herein shall refer to those of the Borrower.
Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Guarantor, any obligation to pay or perform under any agreement, contract or transaction that constitutes a “swap” within the meaning of section 1a(47) of the Commodity Exchange Act. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction or Permitted Warrant Transaction shall be considered a Swap Obligation.
Swingline Borrowing” means a borrowing of a Swingline Loan pursuant to Section 2.2.
Swingline Commitment” means the lesser of (a) $15,000,000 and (b) the Aggregate Commitments.
Swingline Lender” means Wells Fargo, in its capacity as swingline lender hereunder, or any successor thereto.
Swingline Loan” means any swingline loan made by the Swingline Lender to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.2, and all such swingline loans collectively as the context requires.
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, fines, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.
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Term SOFR” means, for the applicable Corresponding Tenor as of the applicable Reference Time, the forward-looking term rate based on SOFR that has been selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body.
“Term SOFR Notice” means a notification by the Administrative Agent to the Lenders and the Borrower of the occurrence of a Term SOFR Transition Event.
“Term SOFR Transition Event” means the determination by the Administrative Agent that (a) Term SOFR has been recommended for use by the Relevant Governmental Body, (b) the administration of Term SOFR is administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent and (c) a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, has previously occurred resulting in the replacement of the then-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in accordance with Section 4.8(c) with a Benchmark Replacement the Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement component of which is not Term SOFR.
Treasury Management Agreement” means any treasury management services, cash management agreement, autoborrow, sweep or similar agreement entered into between the Borrower and the Swingline Lender.
Type” means, with respect to a Revolving Credit Loan, its character as a Base Rate Loan or LIBOR Rate Loan.
UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in the State of New York.
“UK Financial Institution” means any BRRD Undertaking (as such term is defined under the PRA Rulebook (as amended from time to time) promulgated by the United Kingdom Prudential Regulation Authority) or any person falling within IFPRU 11.6 of the FCA Handbook (as amended from time to time) promulgated by the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority, which includes certain credit institutions and investment firms, and certain affiliates of such credit institutions or investment firms.
“UK Resolution Authority” means the Bank of England or any other public administrative authority having responsibility for the resolution of any UK Financial Institution.
Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement” means the applicable Benchmark Replacement excluding the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment.
United States” means the United States of America.
“USD LIBOR” means the London interbank offered rate for Dollars.
U.S. Person” means any Person that is a “United States Person” as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.
U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 4.11(g).
Weighted Average Life to Maturity” means, when applied to any Indebtedness at any date, the number of years obtained by dividing: (a) the sum of the products obtained by multiplying (i) the amount of each then remaining installment, sinking fund, serial maturity or other required payments of principal, including payment at final maturity, in respect thereof, by (ii) the number of years (calculated to the
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nearest one-twelfth) that will elapse between such date and the making of such payment; by (b) the then outstanding principal amount of such Indebtedness.
Wells Fargo” means Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, a national banking association.
Withholding Agent” means the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.
Write-Down and Conversion Powers” means, (a) with respect to any EEA Resolution Authority, the write-down and conversion powers of such EEA Resolution Authority from time to time under the Bail-In Legislation for the applicable EEA Member Country, which write-down and conversion powers are described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, any powers of the applicable Resolution Authority under the Bail-In Legislation to cancel, reduce, modify or change the form of a liability of any UK Financial Institution or any contract or instrument under which that liability arises, to convert all or part of that liability into shares, securities or obligations of that person or any other person, to provide that any such contract or instrument is to have effect as if a right had been exercised under it or to suspend any obligation in respect of that liability or any of the powers under that Bail-In Legislation that are related to or ancillary to any of those powers.
SECTION 1.2Other Definitions and Provisions. With reference to this Agreement and each other Loan Document, unless otherwise specified herein or in such other Loan Document: (a) the definitions of terms herein shall apply equally to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined, (b) whenever the context may require, any pronoun shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms, (c) the words “include”, “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation”, (d) the word “will” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word “shall”, (e) any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s successors and assigns, (f) 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, (g) 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, (h) the words “asset” and “property” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect and to refer to any and all tangible and intangible assets and properties, including cash, securities, accounts and contract rights, (i) the term “documents” includes any and all instruments, documents, agreements, certificates, notices, reports, financial statements and other writings, however evidenced, whether in physical or electronic form and (j) in the computation of periods of time from a specified date to a later specified date, the word “from” means “from and including;” the words “to” and “until” each mean “to but excluding;” and the word “through” means “to and including”.
SECTION 1.3Accounting Terms; Accounting for Derivatives; Changes in GAAP.
(a)All accounting terms not specifically or completely defined herein shall be construed in conformity with, and all financial data (including financial ratios and other financial calculations) required to be submitted pursuant to this Agreement shall be prepared in conformity with GAAP, applied on a consistent basis, as in effect from time to time and in a manner consistent with that used in preparing the audited financial statements required by Section 5.1(g).
(b)If at any time any change in GAAP would affect the computation of any financial ratio or requirement set forth in any Loan Document, and either the Borrower or the Required Lenders shall so request, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Borrower shall negotiate in good faith to amend such ratio or requirement to preserve the original intent thereof in light of such change in GAAP
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(subject to the approval of the Required Lenders); provided that, until so amended, (i) such ratio or requirement shall continue to be computed in accordance with GAAP prior to such change therein and (ii) the Borrower shall provide to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders financial statements and other documents required under this Agreement or as reasonably requested hereunder setting forth a reconciliation between calculations of such ratio or requirement made before and after giving effect to such change in GAAP; provided, further that (A) for purposes of the definitions of “Indebtedness” and “Consolidated Funded Indebtedness”, all obligations of any Person that are or would have been treated as operating leases for purposes of GAAP prior to the effectiveness of FASB ASC 842 shall continue to be accounted for as operating leases for purposes of all financial definitions and calculations for purposes of this Agreement (whether or not such operating lease obligations were in effect on such date) notwithstanding the fact that such obligations are required in accordance with FASB ASC 842 (on a prospective or retroactive basis or otherwise) to be treated as Capital Lease Obligations in the financial statements and (B) all financial statements delivered to the Administrative Agent hereunder shall contain a schedule showing the modifications necessary to reconcile the adjustments made pursuant to clause (A) above with such financial statements.
(c)In making any computation or determining any amount pursuant to Section 8.1 by reference to any item appearing on the balance sheet or other financial statement of the Consolidated Group, all adjustments to such computation or amount resulting from the application of FASB ASC Topic 815 shall be disregarded; provided that any realized gain or loss shall be included in such computations. Any Permitted Convertible Indebtedness shall at all times prior to the repurchase, conversion or payment thereof be valued at the full stated principal amount thereof and shall not include any reduction or appreciation in value of the shares and/or cash deliverable upon conversion thereof.
SECTION 1.4UCC Terms. Terms defined in the UCC in effect on the Closing Date and not otherwise defined herein shall, unless the context otherwise indicates, have the meanings provided by those definitions. Subject to the foregoing, the term “UCC” refers, as of any date of determination, to the UCC then in effect.
SECTION 1.5Rounding; Rates. Any financial ratios required to be maintained pursuant to this Agreement shall be calculated by dividing the appropriate component by the other component, carrying the result to one place more than the number of places by which such ratio or percentage is expressed herein and rounding the result up or down to the nearest number (with a rounding-up if there is no nearest number). The Administrative Agent does not warrant or accept responsibility for, and shall not have any liability with respect to, the administration, submission or any other matter related to the rates in the definition of “LIBOR” or with respect to any rate that is an alternative or replacement for or successor to any such rate (including, without limitation, any Benchmark Replacement) or the effect of any of the foregoing, or of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes.
SECTION 1.6References to Agreement and Laws. Unless otherwise expressly provided herein, (a) any definition or reference to formation documents, governing documents, agreements (including the Loan Documents) and other contractual documents or instruments shall be deemed to include all subsequent amendments, restatements, extensions, joinders, supplements and other modifications thereto, but only to the extent that such amendments, restatements, extensions, supplements and other modifications are not prohibited by any Loan Document; and (b) any definition or reference to any Applicable Law, including, without limitation, Anti-Corruption Laws, Anti-Money Laundering Laws, the Bankruptcy Code, the Code, the Commodity Exchange Act, ERISA, the Exchange Act, the PATRIOT Act, the Securities Act of 1933, the UCC, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Interstate Commerce Act, the Trading with the Enemy Act of the United States or any of the foreign assets control regulations
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of the United States Treasury Department, shall include all statutory and regulatory provisions consolidating, amending, replacing, supplementing or interpreting such Applicable Law.
SECTION 1.7Times of Day. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to times of day shall be references to Eastern time (daylight or standard, as applicable).
SECTION 1.8Letter of Credit Amounts. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to the amount of a Letter of Credit at any time shall be deemed to mean the maximum face amount of such Letter of Credit after giving effect to all increases thereof contemplated by such Letter of Credit or the Letter of Credit Application therefor (at the time specified therefor in such applicable Letter of Credit or Letter of Credit Application and as such amount may be reduced by (a) any permanent reduction of such Letter of Credit or (b) any amount which is drawn, reimbursed and no longer available under such Letter of Credit).
SECTION 1.9Adjustments for Material Acquisitions and Material Dispositions. For each period of four fiscal quarters ending next following the date of any Material Acquisition or Material Disposition consummated after the Closing Date, for purposes of determining the Consolidated Leverage Ratio, the consolidated results of operations of the Consolidated Group shall include the results of operations of the Person or assets subject to such Material Acquisition or exclude the results of operations of the Person or assets subject to such Material Disposition, as the case may be, on a historical Pro Forma Basis to the extent information in sufficient detail concerning such historical results of such Person or assets is reasonably available, and which amounts shall include only adjustments reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
SECTION 1.10 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 on the first date of its existence by the holders of its Equity Interests at such time.
SECTION 1.11Rates. The interest rate on LIBOR Rate Loans and Base Rate Loans (when determined by reference to clause (c) of the definition of Base Rate) may be determined by reference to LIBOR, which is derived from the London interbank offered rate. The London interbank offered rate is intended to represent the rate at which contributing banks may obtain short-term borrowings from each other in the London interbank market. On March 5, 2021, ICE Benchmark Administration (“IBA”), the administrator of the London interbank offered rate, and the Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”), the regulatory supervisor of IBA, announced in public statements (the “Announcements”) that the final publication or representativeness date for the London interbank offered rate for Dollars for: (a) 1-week and 2-month tenor settings will be December 31, 2021 and (b) overnight, 1-month, 3-month, 6-month and 12-month tenor settings will be June 30, 2023. No successor administrator for IBA was identified in such Announcements. As a result, it is possible that commencing immediately after such dates, the London interbank offered rate for such tenors may no longer be available or may no longer be deemed a representative reference rate upon which to determine the interest rate on LIBOR Rate Loans or Base Rate Loans (when determined by reference to clause (c) of the definition of Base Rate). There is no assurance that the dates set forth in the Announcements will not change or that IBA or the FCA will not take further action that could impact the availability, composition or characteristics of any London interbank offered rate. Public and private sector industry initiatives have been and continue, as of the date hereof, to be underway to implement new or alternative reference rates to be used in place of the London
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interbank offered rate. In the event that the London interbank offered rate or any other then-current Benchmark is no longer available or in certain other circumstances set forth in Section 4.8(c), such Section 4.8(c) provides a mechanism for determining an alternative rate of interest. The Administrative Agent will notify the Borrower, pursuant to Section 4.8(c), of any change to the reference rate upon which the interest rate on LIBOR Rate Loans and Base Rate Loans (when determined by reference to clause (c) of the definition of Base Rate) is based. However, the Administrative Agent does not warrant or accept any responsibility for, and shall not have any liability with respect to, (i) the administration of, submission of, calculation of or any other matter related to the London interbank offered rate or other rates in the definition of “LIBOR” or with respect to any alternative, comparable or successor rate thereto, or replacement rate thereof (including any then-current Benchmark or any Benchmark Replacement), including whether the composition or characteristics of any such alternative, successor or replacement reference rate (including any Benchmark Replacement), as it may or may not be adjusted pursuant to Section 4.8(c), will be similar to, or produce the same value or economic equivalence of, LIBOR or any other Benchmark, or have the same volume or liquidity as did the London interbank offered rate or any other Benchmark prior to its discontinuance or unavailability, or (ii) the effect, implementation or composition of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes.
ARTICLE II
REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY

SECTION 2.1Revolving Credit Loans. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, and in reliance upon the representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, each Lender severally agrees to make loans (each such loan, a “Revolving Credit Loan”) to the Borrower from time to time from the Closing Date through, but not including, the Maturity Date as requested by the Borrower in accordance with the terms of Section 2.3; provided that, after giving effect to any Revolving Credit Borrowing, (a) the Revolving Credit Outstandings shall not exceed the Aggregate Commitments and (b) the Revolving Credit Exposure of any Lender shall not exceed such Lender’s Commitment. Each Revolving Credit Loan by a Lender shall be in a principal amount equal to such Lender’s Commitment Percentage of the aggregate principal amount of Revolving Credit Loans requested on such occasion. Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Borrower may borrow, repay and re-borrow Revolving Credit Loans hereunder until the Maturity Date.
SECTION 2.2Swingline Loans.
(a)Availability. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, and in reliance upon the representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, the Swingline Lender agrees to make Swingline Loans to the Borrower from time to time from the Closing Date through, but not including, the Maturity Date; provided that, after giving effect to any Swingline Borrowing, (i) the Revolving Credit Outstandings shall not exceed the Aggregate Commitments and (ii) the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Swingline Loans shall not exceed the Swingline Commitment.
(b)Refunding.
(i)Swingline Loans shall be refunded by the Lenders on demand by the Swingline Lender. Such refundings shall be made by the Lenders in accordance with their respective Commitment Percentages and shall thereafter be reflected as Revolving Credit Loans of the Lenders on the books and records of the Administrative Agent. Each Lender shall fund its respective Commitment Percentage of a Revolving Credit Borrowing as required to repay
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Swingline Loans outstanding to the Swingline Lender upon demand by the Swingline Lender but in no event later than 1:00 p.m. on the next succeeding Business Day after such demand is made. No Lender’s obligation to fund its respective Commitment Percentage of a Swingline Borrowing shall be affected by any other Lender’s failure to fund its Commitment Percentage of a Swingline Borrowing, nor shall any Lender’s Commitment Percentage be increased as a result of any such failure of any other Lender to fund its Commitment Percentage of a Swingline Borrowing.
(ii)The Borrower shall pay to the Swingline Lender on demand, and in any event on the Maturity Date, the amount of any outstanding Swingline Loans to the extent amounts received from the Lenders are not sufficient to repay in full the outstanding Swingline Loans requested or required to be refunded. In addition, the Borrower hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to charge any account maintained by the Borrower with the Swingline Lender (up to the amount available therein) in order to immediately pay the Swingline Lender the amount of such Swingline Loans to the extent amounts received from the Lenders are not sufficient to repay in full the outstanding Swingline Loans requested or required to be refunded. If any portion of any such amount paid to the Swingline Lender shall be recovered by or on behalf of the Borrower from the Swingline Lender in bankruptcy or otherwise, the loss of the amount so recovered shall be ratably shared among all the Lenders in accordance with their respective Commitment Percentages (unless the amounts so recovered by or on behalf of the Borrower pertain to a Swingline Loan extended after the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default of which the Administrative Agent has received notice in the manner required pursuant to Section 10.3 and which such Event of Default has not been waived by the Required Lenders or the Lenders, as applicable).
(iii)Each Lender acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to refund Swingline Borrowings in accordance with the terms of this Section is absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including, without limitation, non-satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Article V. Further, each Lender agrees and acknowledges that if prior to the refunding of any outstanding Swingline Borrowings pursuant to this Section, one of the events described in Section 9.1(g), (h) or (i) shall have occurred, each Lender will, on the date the applicable Revolving Credit Borrowing would have been made, purchase an undivided participating interest in the Swingline Borrowing to be refunded in an amount equal to its Commitment Percentage of the aggregate amount of such Swingline Borrowing. Each Lender will immediately transfer to the Swingline Lender, in immediately available funds, the amount of its participation and upon receipt thereof the Swingline Lender will deliver to such Lender a certificate evidencing such participation dated the date of receipt of such funds and for such amount. Whenever, at any time after the Swingline Lender has received from any Lender such Lender’s participating interest in a Swingline Borrowing, the Swingline Lender receives any payment on account thereof, the Swingline Lender will distribute to such Lender its participating interest in such amount (appropriately adjusted, in the case of interest payments, to reflect the period of time during which such Lender’s participating interest was outstanding and funded).
(c)Defaulting Lenders. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, this Section 2.2 shall be subject to the terms and conditions of Section 4.13 and Section 4.14.
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SECTION 2.3Procedure for Borrowings of Revolving Credit Loans and Swingline Loans.
(a)Requests for Borrowing. The Borrower shall give the Administrative Agent irrevocable prior written notice substantially in the form of Exhibit B (a “Notice of Borrowing”) not later than 11:00 a.m. (i) on the requested date of any Borrowing of Base Rate Loans or Swingline Loans and (ii) at least three (3) Business Days before the requested date of any Borrowing of LIBOR Rate Loans, of its intention to borrow, specifying (A) the date of such Borrowing, which shall be a Business Day, (B) the amount of such Borrowing, which shall be, (x) with respect to a Borrowing of Base Rate Loans in an aggregate principal amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof, (y) with respect to a Borrowing of LIBOR Rate Loans in an aggregate principal amount of $1,000,000 or a whole multiple of $500,000 in excess thereof and (z) with respect to a Borrowing of Swingline Loans in an aggregate principal amount of $25,000 or a whole multiple of $10,000 in excess thereof, (C) whether such Loan is to be a Revolving Credit Loan or Swingline Loan, (D) the Type of Loans to be borrowed (provided that all Swingline Loans shall be Base Rate Loans), and (E) in the case of a Borrowing of LIBOR Rate Loans, the duration of the Interest Period applicable thereto. A Notice of Borrowing received after 11:00 a.m. shall be deemed received on the next Business Day. The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Lenders of each Notice of Borrowing. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Swingline Borrowings may be made and repaid pursuant to terms otherwise set forth in any applicable Treasury Management Agreement without giving effect to any minimum amounts, notice, time or funding requirements set forth herein.
(b)Disbursement of Revolving Credit and Swingline Loans. Not later than 1:00 p.m. on the proposed date of any Borrowing, (i) each Lender will make available to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Borrower, at the office of the Administrative Agent in funds immediately available to the Administrative Agent, such Lender’s Commitment Percentage of the Revolving Credit Borrowing to be made on such date and (ii) the Swingline Lender will make available to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Borrower, at the office of the Administrative Agent in funds immediately available to the Administrative Agent, the Swingline Loans to be made on such date. The Borrower hereby irrevocably authorizes the Administrative Agent to disburse the proceeds of each Borrowing requested pursuant to this Section in immediately available funds by crediting or wiring such proceeds to the deposit account of the Borrower identified in the most recent notice substantially in the form attached as Exhibit C (a “Notice of Account Designation”) delivered by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent or as may be otherwise agreed upon by the Borrower and the Administrative Agent from time to time. Subject to Section 4.7, the Administrative Agent shall not be obligated to disburse the portion of the proceeds of any Revolving Credit Borrowing requested pursuant to this Section to the extent that any Lender has not made available to the Administrative Agent its Commitment Percentage of such Revolving Credit Borrowing. Revolving Credit Loans to be made for the purpose of refunding Swingline Loans shall be made by the Lenders as provided in Section 2.2(b).
SECTION 2.4Repayment and Prepayment of Revolving Credit and Swingline Loans.
(a)Repayment on Maturity Date. The Borrower hereby agrees to repay the outstanding principal amount of (i) all Revolving Credit Loans in full on the Maturity Date, and (ii) all Swingline Loans in accordance with Section 2.2(b) (but, in any event, no later than the Maturity Date), together, in each case, with all accrued but unpaid interest thereon.
(b)Mandatory Prepayments.
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(i)Excess Revolving Credit Outstandings. If at any time the Revolving Credit Outstandings exceed the Aggregate Commitments, the Borrower shall, immediately upon notice from the Administrative Agent prepay Loans and Cash Collateralize Letters of Credit in an aggregate amount equal to such excess.
(ii)Application of Prepayments. Amounts prepaid and/or used for Cash Collateral pursuant to subsection (i) above shall be applied first, to the principal amount of outstanding Swingline Loans, second to the principal amount of outstanding Revolving Credit Loans and third, with respect to any Letters of Credit then outstanding, to a payment of Cash Collateral into a Cash Collateral account opened by the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties (such Cash Collateral to be applied in accordance with Section 9.2(b)).
(c)Optional Prepayments. The Borrower may at any time and from time to time prepay Borrowings, in whole or in part, with prior written notice to the Administrative Agent substantially in the form attached as Exhibit D (a “Notice of Prepayment”) given not later than 11:00 a.m. (i) on the same Business Day, in the case of any Borrowing of Base Rate Loans or Swingline Loans (other than Swingline Loans repaid pursuant to the terms of any Treasury Management Agreement as to which no notice needs to be given hereunder) and (ii) at least three (3) Business Days before, in the case of any Borrowing of LIBOR Rate Loans, specifying the date and amount of prepayment and whether the prepayment is of (x) a Revolving Credit Borrowing or a Swingline Borrowing, (y) in the case of a Revolving Credit Borrowing, a Borrowing of LIBOR Rate Loans or Base Rate Loans or (z) a combination of any of the foregoing, and, if of a combination of any of the foregoing, the amount allocable to each. Upon receipt of such notice, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender. If any such notice is given, the amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date set forth in such notice. Partial prepayments shall be in an aggregate amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof with respect to a Revolving Credit Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, $1,000,000 or a whole multiple of $500,000 in excess thereof with respect to a Revolving Credit Borrowing of LIBOR Rate Loans and $25,000 or a whole multiple of $10,000 in excess thereof with respect to a Swingline Borrowing (except, in the case of a Swingline Borrowing, as otherwise set forth in any applicable Treasury Management Agreement). A Notice of Prepayment received after 11:00 a.m. shall be deemed received on the next Business Day.
(d)Limitation on Prepayment of LIBOR Rate Loans. If the Borrower prepays (whether such prepayment is mandatory or voluntary) any LIBOR Rate Loan on any day other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto, such prepayment must be accompanied by any amount required to be paid pursuant to Section 4.9.
(e)Hedge Agreements. No repayment or prepayment pursuant to this Section shall affect any of the Borrower’s obligations under any Hedge Agreement.
SECTION 2.5Permanent Reduction of the Commitments.
(a)Voluntary Reduction. The Borrower shall have the right at any time and from time to time, upon at least five (5) Business Days prior written notice to the Administrative Agent, to permanently reduce in whole or part, without premium or penalty, the Aggregate Commitments; provided that any such partial reduction shall be in an aggregate principal amount not less than $5,000,000 or any whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof. Any reduction of the Aggregate Commitments shall be applied to the Commitment of each Lender according to its Commitment Percentage.
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(b)Corresponding Payment. Each permanent reduction pursuant to Section 2.5(a) shall be accompanied by a payment of principal sufficient to reduce the aggregate outstanding Revolving Credit Loans, Swingline Loans and L/C Obligations, as applicable, after such reduction to the Aggregate Commitment as so reduced, and if the aggregate amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit exceeds the Aggregate Commitment as so reduced, the Borrower shall be required to deposit Cash Collateral in a Cash Collateral account opened by the Administrative Agent in an amount equal to such excess. Such Cash Collateral shall be applied in accordance with Section 9.2(b). Any reduction of the Aggregate Commitment to zero shall be accompanied by payment of all outstanding Revolving Credit Loans and Swingline Loans (and furnishing of Cash Collateral satisfactory to the Administrative Agent for all L/C Obligations) and shall result in the termination of the Aggregate Commitments.
SECTION 2.6Termination of Revolving Credit Facility. The Revolving Credit Facility and the Aggregate Commitments shall terminate on the Maturity Date.
SECTION 2.7Increases in Commitments.
(a)At any time, the Borrower may by written notice to the Administrative Agent request one or more increases in the Commitments (a “Revolving Credit Increase”); provided that (i) the aggregate principal amount for all such Revolving Credit Increases after the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date shall not exceed $100,000,000, (ii) the aggregate principal amount for each Revolving Credit Increase shall not be less than $20,000,000 or, if less, the remaining amount permitted pursuant to the foregoing clause (i), and (iii) the Borrower shall be permitted to request no more than three (3) Revolving Credit Increases during the term of this Agreement. Each such notice shall specify the date (each, an “Increase Effective Date”) on which the Borrower proposes that any Revolving Credit Increase shall be effective, which shall be a date not less than ten (10) Business Days (or such shorter period agreed to by the Administrative Agent) after the date on which such notice is delivered to Administrative Agent. The Borrower may invite any Lender, any Affiliate of any Lender and/or any other Person reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (to be added as a Lender pursuant to a joinder agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent), to provide a Revolving Credit Increase. Any proposed Lender offered or approached to provide all or a portion of any Revolving Credit Increase may elect or decline, in its sole discretion, to provide such Revolving Credit Increase.
(b)Each Revolving Credit Increase shall become effective on the applicable Increase Effective Date; provided that:
(i)no Default or Event of Default shall exist on such Increase Effective Date before or after giving effect to such Revolving Credit Increase;
(ii)the Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall have received from the Borrower a Compliance Certificate demonstrating, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, that the Borrower is in compliance with the financial covenantcovenants set forth in Section 8.1 based on the financial statements most recently delivered pursuant to Section 7.3(a) or 7.3(b), as applicable, both before and after giving effect (on a pro forma basis) to (A) such Revolving Credit Increase (with any Revolving Credit Increase being deemed to be fully funded) and (B) any transaction permitted hereunder consummated in connection therewith; and
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(iii)each of the representations and warranties contained in Article VI shall be true and correct in all material respects, except to the extent any such representation and warranty is qualified by materiality or reference to Material Adverse Effect, in which case, such representation and warranty shall be true, correct and complete in all respects, on such Increase Effective Date with the same effect as if made on and as of such date (except for any such representation and warranty that by its terms is made only as of an earlier date, which representation and warranty shall remain true and correct as of such earlier date).
(c)On the applicable Increase Effective Date, the outstanding Revolving Credit Loans and Commitment Percentages of Swingline Loans and L/C Obligations will be reallocated by the Administrative Agent among the Lenders (including any new Lenders) in accordance with their revised Commitment Percentages and the Lenders (including any new Lenders) agree to make all payments and adjustments necessary to effect such reallocation and the Borrower shall pay any and all costs required pursuant to Section 4.9 in connection with such reallocation as if such reallocation were a repayment.
(d)Each Revolving Credit Increase shall be on the same terms and conditions, including maturity, Applicable Margin and commitment fees, applicable to the Revolving Credit Facility; provided that any upfront fees payable by the Borrower to the Lenders under any Revolving Credit Increase may differ from those payable under the then existing Commitments.
(e)Each Revolving Credit Increase shall be effected pursuant to an amendment to this Agreement executed and delivered by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the applicable increasing Lenders (which may, without the consent of any other Lenders, effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the opinion of the Administrative Agent, to effect the provisions of this Section 2.7).
(f)The Borrower shall deliver or cause to be delivered any customary legal opinions or other documents (including, without limitation, a resolution duly adopted by the board of directors (or equivalent governing body) of each Loan Partythe Borrower authorizing such Revolving Credit Increase) reasonably requested by Administrative Agent in connection with any such transaction.

ARTICLE III
LETTER OF CREDIT FACILITY

SECTION 3.1L/C Commitment.
(a)Availability. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and in reliance upon the representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and on the agreements of the Lenders set forth in Section 3.4(a), the Issuing Lender agrees to issue standby letters of credit (or, if the Issuing Lender so agrees in its sole discretion, documentary or other letters of credit subject to terms and conditions acceptable to the Issuing Lender) (the “Letters of Credit”) for the account of the Borrower or any other Loan Party on any Business Day from the Closing Date through but not including the fifth (5th) Business Day prior to the Maturity Date in such form as may be approved from time to time by the Issuing Lender; provided that the Issuing Lender shall have no obligation to issue any Letter of Credit if, after giving effect to such issuance, (a) the L/C Obligations would exceed the L/C Commitment or (b) the Revolving Credit Outstandings would exceed the Aggregate Commitments. Each Letter of Credit shall (i) be denominated in Dollars in a minimum amount of $100,000 (or such lesser amount as agreed to by the Issuing Lender), (ii) be a
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standby letter of credit issued to support obligations of the Borrower or any other Loan Party, contingent or otherwise, (iii) expire on a date no more than twelve (12) months after the date of issuance or last renewal of such Letter of Credit, which date shall be no later than the fifth (5th) Business Day prior to the Maturity Date and (iv) be subject to ISP98 as set forth in the Letter of Credit Application or as determined by the Issuing Lender and, to the extent not inconsistent therewith, the laws of the State of New York. The Issuing Lender shall not at any time be obligated to issue any Letter of Credit hereunder if (A) any order, judgment or decree of any Governmental Authority or arbitrator shall by its terms purport to enjoin or restrain the Issuing Lender from issuing such Letter of Credit, or any Applicable Law applicable to the Issuing Lender or any request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over the Issuing Lender shall prohibit, or request that the Issuing Lender refrain from, the issuance of letters of credit generally or such Letter of Credit in particular or shall impose upon the Issuing Lender with respect to letters of credit generally or such Letter of Credit in particular any restriction or reserve or capital requirement (for which the Issuing Lender is not otherwise compensated) not in effect on the Closing Date, or any unreimbursed loss, cost or expense that was not applicable, in effect or known to the Issuing Lender as of the Closing Date and that the Issuing Lender in good faith deems material to it, (B) the conditions set forth in Section 5.2 are not satisfied, (C) the issuance of such Letter of Credit would violate one or more policies of the Issuing Lender applicable to letters of credit generally or (D) the beneficiary of such Letter of Credit is a Sanctioned Person. References herein to “issue” and derivations thereof with respect to Letters of Credit shall also include extensions or modifications of any outstanding Letters of Credit, unless the context otherwise requires.
(b)Defaulting Lenders. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, Article III shall be subject to the terms and conditions of Section 4.13 and Section 4.14.
SECTION 3.2Procedure for Issuance of Letters of Credit. The Borrower may from time to time request that the Issuing Lender issue a Letter of Credit by delivering to the Issuing Lender at the Administrative Agent’s Office a Letter of Credit Application therefor, completed to the satisfaction of the Issuing Lender, and such other certificates, documents and other papers and information as the Issuing Lender may reasonably request. Upon receipt of any Letter of Credit Application, the Issuing Lender shall process such Letter of Credit Application and the certificates, documents and other papers and information delivered to it in connection therewith in accordance with its customary procedures and shall, subject to Section 3.1 and Article V, promptly issue the Letter of Credit requested thereby (but in no event shall the Issuing Lender be required to issue any Letter of Credit earlier than three (3) Business Days after its receipt of the Letter of Credit Application therefor and all such other certificates, documents and other papers and information relating thereto) by issuing the original of such Letter of Credit to the beneficiary thereof or as otherwise may be agreed by the Issuing Lender and the Borrower. The Issuing Lender shall promptly furnish to the Borrower a copy of such Letter of Credit and promptly notify each Lender of the issuance and upon request by any Lender, furnish to such Lender a copy of such Letter of Credit and the amount of such Lender’s participation therein.
SECTION 3.3Commissions and Other Charges.
(a)Letter of Credit Commissions. Subject to Section 4.14(a)(iii)(B), the Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Issuing Lender and the L/C Participants, a letter of credit commission with respect to each Letter of Credit in the amount equal to the daily amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit times the Applicable Margin with respect to LIBOR Rate Loans (determined on a per annum basis). Such commission shall be payable quarterly in arrears on the last Business Day of each calendar quarter, on the Maturity Date and thereafter on demand of the
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Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent shall, promptly following its receipt thereof, distribute to the Issuing Lender and the L/C Participants all commissions received pursuant to this Section 3.3 in accordance with their respective Commitment Percentages.
(b)Issuance Fee. In addition to the foregoing commission, the Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Issuing Lender, an issuance fee with respect to each Letter of Credit as set forth in the Fee Letter. Such issuance fee shall be payable quarterly in arrears on the last Business Day of each calendar quarter commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, on the Maturity Date and thereafter on demand of the Administrative Agent.
(c)Other Costs. In addition to the foregoing fees and commissions, the Borrower shall pay or reimburse the Issuing Lender for such normal and customary costs and expenses as are incurred or charged by the Issuing Lender in issuing, effecting payment under, amending or otherwise administering any Letter of Credit.
SECTION 3.4L/C Participations.
(a)The Issuing Lender irrevocably agrees to grant and hereby grants to each L/C Participant, and, to induce the Issuing Lender to issue Letters of Credit hereunder, each L/C Participant irrevocably agrees to accept and purchase and hereby accepts and purchases from the Issuing Lender, on the terms and conditions hereinafter stated, for such L/C Participant’s own account and risk an undivided interest equal to such L/C Participant’s Commitment Percentage in the Issuing Lender’s obligations and rights under and in respect of each Letter of Credit issued hereunder and the amount of each draft paid by the Issuing Lender thereunder. Each L/C Participant unconditionally and irrevocably agrees with the Issuing Lender that, if a draft is paid under any Letter of Credit for which the Issuing Lender is not reimbursed in full by the Borrower through a Revolving Credit Loan or otherwise in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, such L/C Participant shall pay to the Issuing Lender upon demand at the Issuing Lender’s address for notices specified herein an amount equal to such L/C Participant’s Commitment Percentage of the amount of such draft, or any part thereof, which is not so reimbursed.
(b)Upon becoming aware of any amount required to be paid by any L/C Participant to the Issuing Lender pursuant to Section 3.4(a) in respect of any unreimbursed portion of any payment made by the Issuing Lender under any Letter of Credit, the Issuing Lender shall notify each L/C Participant of the amount and due date of such required payment and such L/C Participant shall pay to the Issuing Lender the amount specified on the applicable due date. If any such amount is paid to the Issuing Lender after the date such payment is due, such L/C Participant shall pay to the Issuing Lender on demand, in addition to such amount, the product of (i) such amount, times (ii) the daily average Federal Funds Rate as determined by the Administrative Agent during the period from and including the date such payment is due to the date on which such payment is immediately available to the Issuing Lender, times (iii) a fraction the numerator of which is the number of days that elapse during such period and the denominator of which is 360. A certificate of the Issuing Lender with respect to any amounts owing under this Section shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error. With respect to payment to the Issuing Lender of the unreimbursed amounts described in this Section, if the L/C Participants receive notice that any such payment is due (A) prior to 1:00 p.m. on any Business Day, such payment shall be due that Business Day, and (B) after 1:00 p.m. on any Business Day, such payment shall be due on the following Business Day.
(c)Whenever, at any time after the Issuing Lender has made payment under any Letter of Credit and has received from any L/C Participant its Commitment Percentage of such payment in
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accordance with this Section, the Issuing Lender receives any payment related to such Letter of Credit (whether directly from the Borrower or otherwise), or any payment of interest on account thereof, the Issuing Lender will distribute to such L/C Participant its pro rata share thereof; provided that in the event that any such payment received by the Issuing Lender shall be required to be returned by the Issuing Lender, such L/C Participant shall return to the Issuing Lender the portion thereof previously distributed by the Issuing Lender to it.
(d)Each L/C Participant’s obligation to make the Revolving Credit Loans referred to in Section 3.4(b) and to purchase participating interests pursuant to Section 3.4(a) shall be absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance, including (i) any setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right that such Lender or the Borrower may have against the Issuing Lender, the Borrower or any other Person for any reason whatsoever, (ii) the occurrence or continuance of a Default or an Event of Default or the failure to satisfy any of the other conditions specified in Article V, (iii) any adverse change in the condition (financial or otherwise) of the Borrower, (iv) any breach of this Agreement or any other Loan Document by the Borrower or any other Lender or (v) any other circumstance, happening or event whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing.
SECTION 3.5Reimbursement Obligation of the Borrower. In the event of any drawing under any Letter of Credit, the Borrower agrees to reimburse (either with the proceeds of a Revolving Credit Loan as provided for in this Section or with funds from other sources), in same day funds, the Issuing Lender on each date on which the Issuing Lender notifies the Borrower of the date and amount of a draft paid under any Letter of Credit for the amount of (a) such draft so paid and (b) any amounts referred to in Section 3.3(c) incurred by the Issuing Lender in connection with such payment. Unless the Borrower shall immediately notify the Issuing Lender that the Borrower intends to reimburse the Issuing Lender for such drawing from other sources or funds, the Borrower shall be deemed to have timely given a Notice of Borrowing to the Administrative Agent requesting that the Lenders make a Revolving Credit Borrowing of Base Rate Loans on such date in the amount of (a) such draft so paid and (b) any amounts referred to in Section 3.3(c) incurred by the Issuing Lender in connection with such payment, and the Lenders shall make a Revolving Credit Borrowing of Base Rate Loans in such amount, the proceeds of which shall be applied to reimburse the Issuing Lender for the amount of the related drawing and costs and expenses. Each Lender acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to fund a Revolving Credit Loan in accordance with this Section to reimburse the Issuing Lender for any draft paid under a Letter of Credit is absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including, without limitation, non-satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 2.3(a) or Article V. If the Borrower has elected to pay the amount of such drawing with funds from other sources and shall fail to reimburse the Issuing Lender as provided above or if the amount of such drawing is not fully funded through a Revolving Credit Loan as provided above, the unreimbursed amount of such drawing shall bear interest at the rate which would be payable on any outstanding Base Rate Loans which were then overdue from the date such amounts become payable (whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise) until payment in full.
SECTION 3.6Obligations Absolute. The Borrower’s obligations under this Article III (including, without limitation, the Reimbursement Obligation) shall be absolute and unconditional under any and all circumstances and irrespective of any set off, counterclaim or defense to payment which the Borrower may have or have had against the Issuing Lender or any beneficiary of a Letter of Credit or any other Person; provided, however, that notwithstanding any such reimbursement, the Borrower may have a claim against the Issuing Lender, and the Issuing Lender may be liable to the Borrower, to the extent, but only to the extent, of any direct, as opposed to consequential or exemplary, damages suffered by the Borrower which the Borrower proves were caused by the Issuing Lender’s willful misconduct or gross
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negligence as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final non-appealable judgment. The Borrower also agrees that the Issuing Lender and the L/C Participants shall not be responsible for, and the Borrower’s Reimbursement Obligation under Section 3.5 shall not be affected by, among other things, the validity or genuineness of documents or of any endorsements thereon, even though such documents shall in fact prove to be invalid, fraudulent or forged, or any dispute between or among the Borrower and any beneficiary of any Letter of Credit or any other party to which such Letter of Credit may be transferred or any claims whatsoever of the Borrower against any beneficiary of such Letter of Credit or any such transferee. The Issuing Lender shall not be liable for any error, omission, interruption or delay in transmission, dispatch or delivery of any message or advice, however transmitted, in connection with any Letter of Credit, except for errors or omissions caused by the Issuing Lender’s gross negligence or willful misconduct, as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final non-appealable judgment. The Borrower agrees that any action taken or omitted by the Issuing Lender under or in connection with any Letter of Credit or the related drafts or documents, if done in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct shall be binding on the Borrower and shall not result in any liability of the Issuing Lender or any L/C Participant to the Borrower. The responsibility of the Issuing Lender to the Borrower in connection with any draft presented for payment under any Letter of Credit shall, in addition to any payment obligation expressly provided for in such Letter of Credit, be limited to determining that the documents (including each draft) delivered under such Letter of Credit in connection with such presentment are in conformity with such Letter of Credit.
SECTION 3.7Effect of Letter of Credit Application. To the extent that any provision of any Letter of Credit Application related to any Letter of Credit is inconsistent with the provisions of this Article III, the provisions of this Article III shall apply.
ARTICLE IV
GENERAL LOAN PROVISIONS

SECTION 4.1Interest.
(a)Interest Rate Options. Subject to the provisions of this Section, at the election of the Borrower, (i) Revolving Credit Loans shall bear interest at (A) the Base Rate plus the Applicable Margin or (B) the LIBOR Rate plus the Applicable Margin and (ii) any Swingline Loan shall bear interest at the Base Rate plus the Applicable Margin. The Borrower shall select the Type and Interest Period, if any, applicable to any Borrowing at the time a Notice of Borrowing is given or at the time a Notice of Conversion/Continuation is given pursuant to Section 4.2. If the Borrower has not duly specified an interest rate as provided herein, in the case of a Revolving Credit Loan, such Borrowing shall be deemed a Base Rate Loan.
(b)Interest Periods. In connection with each Borrowing of LIBOR Rate Loans, the Borrower, by giving notice at the times described in Section 2.3, shall elect an interest period (each, an “Interest Period”) to be applicable to such Loan, which Interest Period shall be a period of one (1), three (3) or six (6) months; provided that:
(i)the Interest Period shall commence on the date of advance of or conversion to any Borrowing of LIBOR Rate Loans and, in the case of immediately successive Interest Periods, each successive Interest Period shall commence on the date on which the immediately preceding Interest Period expires;
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(ii)if any Interest Period would otherwise expire on a day that is not a Business Day, such Interest Period shall expire on the next succeeding Business Day; provided that if any Interest Period with respect to a Borrowing of LIBOR Rate Loans would otherwise expire on a day that is not a Business Day but is a day of the month after which no further Business Day occurs in such month, such Interest Period shall expire on the immediately preceding Business Day;
(iii)any Interest Period with respect to a Borrowing of LIBOR Rate Loans that begins on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period) shall end on the last Business Day of the relevant calendar month at the end of such Interest Period;
(iv)no Interest Period shall extend beyond the Maturity Date; and
(v)there shall be no more than five (5) Interest Periods in effect at any time.
(c)Default Rate. Subject to Section 9.3, (i) immediately upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default under Section 9.1(a), (g), (h) or (i), or (ii) at the election of the Required Lenders (or the Administrative Agent at the direction of the Required Lenders), upon the occurrence and during the continuance of any other Event of Default, (A) the Borrower shall no longer have the option to request LIBOR Rate Loans, Swingline Loans or Letters of Credit, (B) all outstanding LIBOR Rate Loans shall bear interest at a rate per annum of two percent (2%) in excess of the rate (including the Applicable Margin) then applicable to LIBOR Rate Loans until the end of the applicable Interest Period and thereafter at a rate equal to two percent (2%) in excess of the rate (including the Applicable Margin) then applicable to Base Rate Loans, (C) all outstanding Swingline Loans shall thereafter bear interest at a rate per annum equal to two (2%) in excess of the rate (including the Applicable Margin) then applicable to such Loans, (D) all outstanding Base Rate Loans and other Obligations arising hereunder or under any other Loan Document shall bear interest at a rate per annum equal to two percent (2%) in excess of the rate (including the Applicable Margin) then applicable to Base Rate Loans or such other Obligations arising hereunder or under any other Loan Document and (E) all accrued and unpaid interest shall be due and payable on demand of the Administrative Agent. Interest shall continue to accrue on the Obligations after the filing by or against the Borrower of any petition seeking any relief in bankruptcy or under any Debtor Relief Law.
(d)Interest Payment and Computation. Interest on each Base Rate Loan shall be due and payable in arrears on the last Business Day of each calendar quarter (commencing March 31, 2020) and interest on each LIBOR Rate Loan shall be due and payable on the last day of each Interest Period applicable thereto, and if such Interest Period extends over three (3) months, at the end of each three (3) month interval during such Interest Period. All computations of interest for Base Rate Loans when the Base Rate is determined by the Prime Rate shall be made on the basis of a year of 365 or 366 days, as the case may be, and actual days elapsed. All other computations of fees and interest provided hereunder shall be made on the basis of a 360-day year and actual days elapsed (which results in more fees or interest, as applicable, being paid than if computed on the basis of a 365/366-day year).
(e)Maximum Rate. In no contingency or event whatsoever shall the aggregate of all amounts deemed interest under this Agreement charged or collected pursuant to the terms of this Agreement exceed the highest rate permissible under any Applicable Law which a court of competent jurisdiction shall, in a final determination, deem applicable hereto. In the event that such a court determines that the Lenders have charged or received interest hereunder in excess of the highest applicable rate, the rate in effect hereunder shall automatically be reduced to the maximum rate
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permitted by Applicable Law and the Lenders shall at the Administrative Agent’s option (i) promptly refund to the Borrower any interest received by the Lenders in excess of the maximum lawful rate or (ii) apply such excess to the principal balance of the Obligations on a pro rata basis. It is the intent hereof that the Borrower not pay or contract to pay, and that neither the Administrative Agent nor any Lender receive or contract to receive, directly or indirectly in any manner whatsoever, interest in excess of that which may be paid by the Borrower under Applicable Law.
SECTION 4.2Notice and Manner of Conversion or Continuation of Loans. Provided that no Default has occurred and is then continuing, the Borrower shall have the option to (a) convert at any time all or any portion of any outstanding Borrowing of Base Rate Loans in a principal amount equal to $1,000,000 or any whole multiple of $500,000 in excess thereof into one or more Borrowings of LIBOR Rate Loans and (b) upon the expiration of any Interest Period, (i) convert all or any part of any outstanding Borrowing of LIBOR Rate Loans in a principal amount equal to $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof into one or more Borrowings of Base Rate Loans or (ii) continue any outstanding Borrowing of LIBOR Rate Loans as a Borrowing of LIBOR Rate Loans. Whenever the Borrower desires to convert or continue Borrowings as provided above, the Borrower shall give the Administrative Agent prior written notice in the form attached as Exhibit E (a “Notice of Conversion/Continuation”) not later than 11:00 a.m. three (3) Business Days before the day on which a proposed conversion or continuation of such Borrowing is to be effective specifying (A) the Borrowing to be converted or continued, and, in the case of any Borrowing of LIBOR Rate Loans to be converted or continued, the last day of the Interest Period therefor, (B) the effective date of such conversion or continuation (which shall be a Business Day), (C) the principal amount to be converted or continued, and (D) the Interest Period to be applicable to such converted or continued Borrowing of LIBOR Rate Loans. The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the affected Lenders of such Notice of Conversion/Continuation.
SECTION 4.3Fees.
(a)Commitment Fee. Commencing on the Closing Date, subject to Section 4.14(a)(iii)(A), the Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Lenders, a non-refundable commitment fee (the “Commitment Fee”) at a rate per annum equal to the applicable amount for Commitment Fees set forth in the definition of Applicable Margin on the daily unused portion of the Aggregate Commitments; provided that the amount of outstanding Swingline Loans shall not be considered usage of the Aggregate Commitments for the purpose of calculating the Commitment Fee. The Commitment Fee shall be payable in arrears on the last Business Day of each calendar quarter during the term of this Agreement commencing March 31, 2020 and ending on the date upon which all Obligations (other than contingent indemnification or similar obligations not then due) shall have been indefeasibly and irrevocably paid and satisfied in full, all Letters of Credit have expired, been terminated or been Cash Collateralized and the Aggregate Commitments have been terminated. Such commitment fee shall be distributed by the Administrative Agent to the Lenders (other than any Defaulting Lender) pro rata in accordance with each Lender’s Commitment Percentage.
(b)Other Fees. The Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent for its own account fees in the amounts and at the times specified in the Fee Letter. The Borrower shall pay to the Lenders such fees as shall have been separately agreed upon in writing in the amounts and at the times so specified.
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SECTION 4.4Manner of Payment.
(a)Sharing of Payments. Each payment by the Borrower on account of the principal of or interest on the Loans or of any fee, commission or other amounts (including the Reimbursement Obligation) payable to the Lenders under this Agreement shall be made not later than 1:00 p.m. on the date specified for payment under this Agreement to the Administrative Agent at the Administrative Agent’s Office for the account of the Lenders entitled to such payment in Dollars, in immediately available funds and shall be made without any set off, counterclaim or deduction whatsoever. Any payment received after such time but before 2:00 p.m. on such day shall be deemed a payment on such date for the purposes of Section 9.1, but for all other purposes shall be deemed to have been made on the next succeeding Business Day. Any payment received after 2:00 p.m. shall be deemed to have been made on the next succeeding Business Day for all purposes. Upon receipt by the Administrative Agent of each such payment, the Administrative Agent shall distribute to each such Lender at its address for notices set forth herein its Commitment Percentage (or other applicable share as provided herein) of such payment and shall wire advice of the amount of such credit to each Lender. Each payment to the Administrative Agent on account of the principal of or interest on the Swingline Loans or of any fee, commission or other amounts payable to the Swingline Lender shall be made in like manner, but for the account of the Swingline Lender. Each payment to the Administrative Agent of the Issuing Lender’s fees or L/C Participants’ commissions shall be made in like manner, but for the account of the Issuing Lender or the L/C Participants, as the case may be. Each payment to the Administrative Agent of Administrative Agent’s fees or expenses shall be made for the account of the Administrative Agent and any amount payable to any Lender under Sections 4.9, 4.10, 4.11 or 11.3 shall be paid to the Administrative Agent for the account of the applicable Lender. Subject to Section 4.1(b)(ii), if any payment under this Agreement shall be specified to be made upon a day which is not a Business Day, it shall be made on the next succeeding day which is a Business Day and such extension of time shall in such case be included in computing any interest if payable along with such payment.
(b)Defaulting Lenders. Notwithstanding the foregoing clause (a), if there exists a Defaulting Lender each payment by the Borrower to such Defaulting Lender hereunder shall be applied in accordance with Section 4.14(a)(ii).
SECTION 4.5Evidence of Indebtedness.
(a)Extensions of Credit. The Extensions of Credit made by each Lender shall be evidenced by one or more accounts or records maintained by such Lender and by the Administrative Agent in the ordinary course of business. The accounts or records maintained by the Administrative Agent and each Lender shall be conclusive absent manifest error of the amount of the Extensions of Credit made by the Lenders to the Borrower and the interest and payments thereon. Any failure to so record or any error in doing so shall not, however, limit or otherwise affect the obligation of the Borrower hereunder to pay any amount owing with respect to the Obligations. In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by any Lender and the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error. Upon the request of any Lender made through the Administrative Agent, the Borrower shall execute and deliver to such Lender (through the Administrative Agent) a Note, which shall evidence such Lender’s Loans in addition to such accounts or records. Each Lender may attach schedules to its Notes and endorse thereon the date, amount and maturity of its Loans and payments with respect thereto.
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(b)Participations. In addition to the accounts and records referred to in subsection (a), each Lender and the Administrative Agent shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice accounts or records evidencing the purchases and sales by such Lender of participations in Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans. In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by the Administrative Agent and the accounts and records of any Lender in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error.
SECTION 4.6Sharing of Payments by Lenders. 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 Loans or other obligations hereunder resulting in such Lender’s receiving payment of a proportion of the aggregate amount of its Loans and accrued interest thereon or other such obligations (other than pursuant to Sections 4.9, 4.10, 4.11 or 11.3) greater than its pro rata share thereof as provided herein, then the Lender receiving such greater proportion shall (a) notify the Administrative Agent of such fact, and (b) purchase (for cash at face value) participations in the Loans and such other obligations of the other Lenders, or make such other adjustments as shall be equitable, so that the benefit of all such payments shall be shared by the Lenders ratably in accordance with the aggregate amount of principal of and accrued interest on their respective Loans and other amounts owing them; 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 (A) any payment made by the Borrower pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement (including the application of funds arising from the existence of a Defaulting Lender), (B) the application of Cash Collateral provided for in Section 4.13 or (C) any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment of or sale of a participation in any of its Revolving Credit Loans or participations in Swingline Loans and Letters of Credit to any assignee or participant, other than to the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or Affiliates (as to which the provisions of this paragraph shall apply).
The Borrower consents to the foregoing and agrees, to the extent it may effectively do so under Applicable Law, that any Lender acquiring a participation pursuant to the foregoing arrangements may exercise against the Borrower rights of setoff and counterclaim with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were a direct creditor of the Borrower in the amount of such participation.
SECTION 4.7Administrative Agent’s Clawback.
(a)Funding by Lenders; Presumption by Administrative Agent. Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender (i) in the case of Base Rate Loans, not later than 12:00 noon on the date of any proposed borrowing and (ii) otherwise, 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 Section 2.3(b) and may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the Borrower a corresponding amount. In such event, if a Lender has not in fact made its share of the applicable borrowing available to the Administrative Agent, then the applicable Lender and the Borrower severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to the Borrower to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at (A)
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in the case of a payment to be made by such Lender, the greater of the daily average Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation and (B) in the case of a payment to be made by the Borrower, the interest rate applicable to Base Rate Loans. If the Borrower and such Lender shall pay such interest to the Administrative Agent for the same or an overlapping period, the Administrative Agent shall promptly remit to the Borrower the amount of such interest paid by the Borrower for such period. If such Lender pays its share of the applicable borrowing to the Administrative Agent, then the amount so paid shall constitute such Lender’s Loan included in such borrowing. Any payment by the Borrower shall be without prejudice to any claim the Borrower may have against a Lender that shall have failed to make such payment to the Administrative Agent.
(b)Payments by the Borrower; Presumptions by Administrative Agent. Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from the Borrower prior to the date on which any payment is due to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders, the Issuing Lender or the Swingline Lender hereunder that the Borrower will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that the Borrower has made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may, in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to the Lenders, the Issuing Lender or the Swingline Lender, as the case may be, the amount due. In such event, if the Borrower has not in fact made such payment, then each of the Lenders, the Issuing Lender or the Swingline Lender, as the case maybe, severally agrees to repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand the amount so distributed to such Lender, Issuing Lender or the Swingline Lender, 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, as the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.
(c)Nature of Obligations of Lenders Regarding Extensions of Credit. The obligations of the Lenders under this Agreement to make the Loans and issue or participate in Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans are several and are not joint or joint and several. The failure of any Lender to make available its Commitment Percentage of any Loan requested by the Borrower shall not relieve it or any other Lender of its obligation, if any, hereunder to make its Commitment Percentage of such Loan available on the borrowing date, but no Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to make its Commitment Percentage of such Loan available on the borrowing date.
SECTION 4.8Changed Circumstances.
(a)Circumstances Affecting LIBOR Rate Availability. Unless and until a Benchmark Replacement is implemented in accordance withSubject to clause (c) below, in connection with any request for a LIBOR Rate Loan or a Base Rate Loan as to which the interest rate is determined with reference to LIBOR or a conversion to or continuation thereof, if for any reason (i) the Administrative Agent shall determine (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) that Dollar deposits are not being offered to banks in the London interbank Eurodollar market for the applicable amount and Interest Period of such Loan, (ii) the Administrative Agent shall determine (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) that reasonable and adequate means do not exist for the ascertaining the LIBOR Rate for such Interest Period with respect to a proposed LIBOR Rate Loan or any Base Rate Loan as to which the interest rate is determined with reference to LIBOR or (iii) the Required Lenders shall determine (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) that the LIBOR Rate does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of making or maintaining such Loans during such Interest Period, then the Administrative Agent shall promptly give notice thereof to the Borrower. Thereafter, until the
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Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower that such circumstances no longer exist, the obligation of the Lenders to make LIBOR Rate Loans or Base Rate Loan as to which the interest rate is determined with reference to LIBOR and the right of the Borrower to convert any Loan to or continue any Loan as a LIBOR Rate Loan or a Base Rate Loan as to which the interest rate is determined with reference to LIBOR shall be suspended, and (i) in the case of LIBOR Rate Loans, the Borrower shall either (A) repay in full (or cause to be repaid in full) the then outstanding principal amount of each such LIBOR Rate Loan together with accrued interest thereon (subject to Section 4.1(d)), on the last day of the then current Interest Period applicable to such LIBOR Rate Loan; or (B) convert the then outstanding principal amount of each such LIBOR Rate Loan to a Base Rate Loan as to which the interest rate is not determined by reference to LIBOR as of the last day of such Interest Period; or (ii) in the case of Base Rate Loans as to which the interest rate is determined by reference to LIBOR, the Borrower shall immediately convert the then outstanding principal amount of each such Loan to a Base Rate Loan as to which the interest rate is not determined by reference to LIBOR.
(b)Laws Affecting LIBOR Rate Availability. If, after the date hereof, the introduction of, or any change in, any Applicable Law or any change in the interpretation or administration of any Applicable Law by any Governmental Authority, central bank or comparable agency charged with the interpretation or administration thereof, or if compliance by any of the Lenders (or any of their respective Lending Offices) with any request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) of any such Governmental Authority, central bank or comparable agency, shall make it unlawful or impossible for any of the Lenders (or any of their respective Lending Offices) to honor its obligations hereunder to make or maintain any LIBOR Rate Loan or any Base Rate Loan as to which the interest rate is determined by reference to LIBOR, such Lender shall promptly give notice thereof to the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Agent shall promptly give notice to the Borrower and the other Lenders. Thereafter, until the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower that such circumstances no longer exist, (i) the obligations of the Lenders to make LIBOR Rate Loans or Base Rate Loans as to which the interest rate is determined by reference to LIBOR, and the right of the Borrower to convert any Loan to a LIBOR Rate Loan or continue any Loan as a LIBOR Rate Loan or a Base Rate Loan as to which the interest rate is determined by reference to LIBOR shall be suspended and thereafter the Borrower may select only Base Rate Loans as to which the interest rate is not determined by reference to LIBOR hereunder, (ii) all Base Rate Loans shall cease to be determined by reference to LIBOR, and (iii) if any of the Lenders may not lawfully continue to maintain a LIBOR Rate Loan to the end of the then current Interest Period applicable thereto, the applicable Loan shall immediately be converted to a Base Rate Loan as to which the interest rate is not determined by reference to LIBOR for the remainder of such Interest Period.
(c)Effect of Benchmark Transition EventReplacement Setting.
(i)Benchmark Replacement. (A) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, upon the occurrence of (and any Hedge Agreement shall be deemed not to be a “Loan Document” for purposes of this Section 4.8(c)) if a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, the Administrative Agent and the Borrower may amend this Agreement to replace LIBOR with a and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred prior to the Reference Time in respect of any setting of the then-current Benchmark, then (x) if a Benchmark Replacement is determined in accordance with clause (a)(1) or (a)(2) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement. Any” for such amendment withBenchmark Replacement Date, such Benchmark Replacement will replace such Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in respect of such Benchmark setting and subsequent
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Benchmark settings without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document and (y) if a Benchmark Replacement is determined in accordance with clause (a)(3) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement” for such Benchmark Replacement Date, such Benchmark Replacement will replace such Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in respect to aof any Benchmark Transition Event will become effectivesetting at or after 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the fifth (5th) Business Day after the Administrative Agent has posted such proposed amendmentdate notice of such Benchmark Replacement is provided to allthe Lenders and the Borrowerwithout any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document so long as the Administrative Agent has not received, by such time, written notice of objection to such amendmentBenchmark Replacement from Lenders comprising the Required Lenders. Any such amendment with respect to an Early Opt-in Election will become effective on the date that Lenders comprising the Required Lenders have delivered to
(B)    Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, if a Term SOFR Transition Event and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred prior to the Reference Time in respect of any setting of the then-current Benchmark, then the applicable Benchmark Replacement will replace the then-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder or under any Loan Document in respect of such Benchmark setting and subsequent Benchmark settings, without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document; provided that this clause (B) shall not be effective unless the Administrative Agent has delivered to the Lenders and the Borrower a Term SOFR Notice. For the avoidance of doubt, the Administrative Agent written notice that such Required Lenders accept such amendment. No replacement of LIBOR with a Benchmark Replacement pursuant to this Section 4.8(c) will occur prior to the applicable Benchmark Transition Start Dateshall not be required to deliver a Term SOFR Notice after a Term SOFR Transition Event and may elect or not elect to do so in its sole discretion.
(ii)Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes. In connection with the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement, the Administrative Agent will have the right to make Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes from time to time and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, any amendments implementing such Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes will become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

(iii)Notices; Standards for Decisions and Determinations. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of (A) any occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event, a Term SOFR Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, and its related Benchmark Replacement Date and Benchmark Transition Start Date, (B) the implementation of any Benchmark Replacement, (C) the effectiveness of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes and, (D) the removal or reinstatement of any tenor of a Benchmark pursuant to Section 4.8(c)(iv) below and (E) the commencement or conclusion of any Benchmark Unavailability Period. Any determination, decision or election that may be made by the Administrative Agent or, if applicable, any Lender (or group of Lenders) pursuant to this Section 4.8(c), including any determination with respect to a tenor, rate or adjustment or of the occurrence or non-occurrence of an event, circumstance or date and any decision to take or refrain from taking any action or any selection, will be conclusive and binding absent manifest error and may be made in its or their
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sole discretion and without consent from any other party heretoto this Agreement or any other Loan Document, except, in each case, as expressly required pursuant to this Section 4.8(c).

(iv)Unavailability of Tenor of Benchmark. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, at any time (including in connection with the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement), (A) if the then-current Benchmark is a term rate (including Term SOFR or USD LIBOR) and either (1) any tenor for such Benchmark is not displayed on a screen or other information service that publishes such rate from time to time as selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion or (2) the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark has provided a public statement or publication of information announcing that any tenor for such Benchmark is or will be no longer representative, then the Administrative Agent may modify the definition of “Interest Period” for any Benchmark settings at or after such time to remove such unavailable or non-representative tenor and (B) if a tenor that was removed pursuant to clause (A) above either (1) is subsequently displayed on a screen or information service for a Benchmark (including a Benchmark Replacement) or (2) is not, or is no longer, subject to an announcement that it is or will no longer be representative for a Benchmark (including a Benchmark Replacement), then the Administrative Agent may modify the definition of “Interest Period” for all Benchmark settings at or after such time to reinstate such previously removed tenor.
(v)(iv) Benchmark Unavailability Period. Upon the Borrower’s receipt of notice of the commencement of a Benchmark Unavailability Period, the Borrower may revoke any request for a LIBOR Rate Loanborrowing of, conversion to or continuation of LIBOR Rate Loans to be made, converted or continued during any Benchmark Unavailability Period and, failing that, the Borrower will be deemed to have converted any such request into a request for a borrowing of or conversion to Base Rate Loans. During any Benchmark Unavailability Period or at any time that a tenor for the then-current Benchmark is not an Available Tenor, the component of the Base Rate based upon LIBORthe then-current Benchmark or such tenor for such Benchmark, as applicable, will not be used in any determination of the Base Rate.
(vi)London Interbank Offered Rate Benchmark Transition Event. On March 5, 2021, the IBA, the administrator of the London interbank offered rate, and the FCA, the regulatory supervisor of the IBA, made the Announcements that the final publication or representativeness date for (I) 1-week and 2-month London interbank offered rate tenor settings will be December 31, 2021 and (II) overnight, 1-month, 3-month, 6-month and 12-month London interbank offered rate tenor settings will be June 30, 2023. No successor administrator for the IBA was identified in such Announcements. The parties hereto agree and acknowledge that the Announcements resulted in the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event with respect to the London interbank offered rate pursuant to the terms of this Agreement and that any obligation of the Administrative Agent to notify any parties of such Benchmark Transition Event pursuant to clause (iii) of this Section 4.8(c) shall be deemed satisfied.
SECTION 4.9Indemnity. The Borrower hereby indemnifies each of the Lenders against any loss or expense (including any loss or expense arising from the liquidation or reemployment of funds obtained by it to maintain a LIBOR Rate Loan or from fees payable to terminate the deposits from which such funds were obtained) which may arise or be attributable to each Lender’s obtaining, liquidating or employing deposits or other funds acquired to effect, fund or maintain any Loan (a) as a consequence of any failure by the Borrower to make any payment when due of any amount due hereunder in connection with a LIBOR Rate Loan, (b) due to any failure of the Borrower to borrow, continue or convert on a date
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specified therefor in a Notice of Borrowing or Notice of Conversion/Continuation or (c) due to any payment, prepayment or conversion of any LIBOR Rate Loan on a date other than the last day of the Interest Period therefor. The amount of such loss or expense shall be determined, in the applicable Lender’s sole discretion, based upon the assumption that such Lender funded its Commitment Percentage of the LIBOR Rate Loans in the London interbank market and using any reasonable attribution or averaging methods which such Lender deems appropriate and practical. A certificate of such Lender setting forth the basis for determining such amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Lender shall be forwarded to the Borrower through the Administrative Agent and shall be conclusively presumed to be correct save for manifest error. The Borrower shall be entitled to request that a Lender submit such a certificate prior to the Borrower paying any such amount to compensate such Lender.
SECTION 4.10Increased Costs.
(a)Increased Costs Generally. If any Change in Law shall:
(i)impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve, special deposit, compulsory loan, insurance charge or similar requirement against assets of, deposits with or for the account of, or advances, loans or other credit extended or participated in by, any Lender (except any reserve requirement reflected in the LIBOR Rate) or the Issuing Lender;
(ii)subject any Recipient to any Taxes (other than (A) Indemnified Taxes, (B) Taxes described in clauses (b) through (d) of the definition of Excluded Taxes and (C) Connection Income Taxes) on its loans, loan principal, letters of credit, commitments, or other obligations, or its deposits, reserves, other liabilities or capital attributable thereto; or
(iii)impose on any Lender or the Issuing Lender or the London interbank market any other condition, cost or expense (other than Taxes) affecting this Agreement or LIBOR Rate Loans made by such Lender or any Letter of Credit or participation therein;
and the result of any of the foregoing shall be to increase the cost to such Lender, the Issuing Lender or such other Recipient of making, converting to, continuing or maintaining any Loan (or of maintaining its obligation to make any such Loan), or to increase the cost to such Lender, the Issuing Lender or such other Recipient of participating in, issuing or maintaining any Letter of Credit (or of maintaining its obligation to participate in or to issue any Letter of Credit), or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by such Lender, the Issuing Lender or other Recipient hereunder (whether of principal, interest or any other amount) then, upon written request of such Lender, the Issuing Lender or other Recipient, the Borrower shall promptly pay to any such Lender, the Issuing Lender or other Recipient, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender, the Issuing Lender or other Recipient, as the case may be, for such additional costs incurred or reduction suffered.
(b)Capital Requirements. If any Lender or the Issuing Lender determines that any Change in Law affecting such Lender or the Issuing Lender or any Lending Office of such Lender or such Lender’s or the Issuing Lender’s holding company, if any, regarding capital or liquidity requirements, has or would have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s or the Issuing Lender’s capital or on the capital of such Lender’s or the Issuing Lender’s holding company, if any, as a consequence of this Agreement, the Commitment of such Lender or the Loans made by, or participations in Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans held by, such Lender, or the Letters of Credit issued by the Issuing Lender, to a level below that which such Lender or the Issuing Lender or such Lender’s or the Issuing Lender’s holding company could have achieved but for such Change in Law
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(taking into consideration such Lender’s or the Issuing Lender’s policies and the policies of such Lender’s or the Issuing Lender’s holding company with respect to capital adequacy and liquidity), then from time to time upon written request of such Lender or such Issuing Lender the Borrower shall promptly pay to such Lender or the Issuing Lender, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or the Issuing Lender or such Lender’s or the Issuing Lender’s holding company for any such reduction suffered.
(c)Certificates for Reimbursement. A certificate of a Lender, the Issuing Lender or such other Recipient setting forth the amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Lender, the Issuing Lender, such other Recipient or any of their respective holding companies, as the case may be, as specified in paragraph (a) or (b) of this Section and delivered to the Borrower, shall be conclusive absent manifest error. The Borrower shall pay such Lender, the Issuing Lender or such other Recipient, as the case may be, the amount shown as due on any such certificate within ten (10) days after receipt thereof. The Borrower shall be entitled to request that a Recipient submit such a certificate prior to the Borrower paying any such amount to compensate such Recipient.
(d)Delay in Requests. Failure or delay on the part of any Lender, the Issuing Lender or such other Recipient to demand compensation pursuant to this Section shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s, the Issuing Lender’s or such other Recipient’s right to demand such compensation; provided that the Borrower shall not be required to compensate any Lender, the Issuing Lender or any other Recipient pursuant to this Section for any increased costs incurred or reductions suffered more than six months prior to the date that such Lender, the Issuing Lender or such other Recipient, as the case may be, notifies the Borrower of the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions, and of such Lender’s, the Issuing Lender’s or such other Recipient’s intention to claim compensation therefor (except that if the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions is retroactive, then the six-month period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof).
SECTION 4.11Taxes.
(a)Issuing Lender. For purposes of this Section 4.11, the term “Lender” includes the Issuing Lender.
(b)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.
(c)Payment of Other Taxes by the Borrower. The Borrower shall timely pay to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with Applicable Law, or at the option of the Administrative Agent timely reimburse it for the payment of, any Other Taxes.
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(d)Indemnification by the Borrower. The Borrower shall indemnify each Recipient, within ten (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 Borrower by a Recipient (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), or by the Administrative Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Recipient, shall be conclusive absent manifest error. The Borrower shall be entitled to request that a Recipient submit such a certificate prior to the Borrower paying any such amount to compensate such Recipient.
(e)Indemnification by the Lenders. Each Lender shall severally indemnify the Administrative Agent, within ten (10) days after demand therefor, for (i) any Indemnified Taxes attributable to such Lender (but only to the extent that the Borrower has not already indemnified the Administrative Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and without limiting the obligation of the Borrower to do so), (ii) any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 11.9(d) 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 the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Each Lender hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender under any Loan Document or otherwise payable by the Administrative Agent to such Lender from any other source against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this paragraph (e).
(f)Evidence of Payments. As soon as practicable after any payment of Taxes by the Borrower to a Governmental Authority pursuant to this Section 4.11, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of the return reporting such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
(g)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 Borrower and the Administrative Agent, at the time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding. In addition, any Lender, if reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by Applicable Law or reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will enable the Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding two sentences, the completion, execution and submission of such documentation (other than such documentation set forth in Section 4.11(g)(ii)(A), (ii)(B) and (ii)(D) below) shall not be required if in the Lender’s reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material
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unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender.
(ii)Without limiting the generality of the foregoing:
(A)any Lender that is a U.S. Person shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent on or prior to the date on which such Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed copies of IRS Form W-9 certifying that such Lender is exempt from United States federal backup withholding tax;
(B)any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), whichever of the following is applicable:

(1)    in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of an income tax treaty to which the United States is a party (x) with respect to payments of interest under any Loan Document, executed copies of IRS Form W-8BEN-E establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, United States 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-E establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, United States federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “business profits” or “other income” article of such tax treaty;
(2)    executed copies of IRS Form W-8ECI;
(3)    in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under Section 881(c) of the Code, (x) a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit H-1 to the effect that such Foreign Lender is not a “bank” within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, a “10 percent shareholder” of the Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, or a “controlled foreign corporation” described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code (a “U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate”) and (y) executed copies of IRS Form W-8BEN-E; or
(4)    to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the beneficial owner, executed copies of IRS Form W-8IMY, accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI, IRS Form W-8BEN-E, 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;
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(C)any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed copies of any other form prescribed by Applicable Law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in United States federal withholding Tax, duly completed, together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by Applicable Law to permit the Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made; and
(D)if a payment made to a Lender under any Loan Document would be subject to United States federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), such Lender shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by Applicable Law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for the Borrower and the Administrative Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Lender has complied with such Lender’s obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment. Solely for purposes of this clause (D), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.
Each Lender agrees that if any form or certification it previously delivered expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect, it shall update such form or certification or promptly notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent in writing of its legal inability to do so.

(h)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 4.11 (including by the payment of additional amounts pursuant to this Section 4.11), 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 (h) (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 (h), in no event will the indemnified party be required to pay any amount to an indemnifying party pursuant to this paragraph (h) the payment of which would place the indemnified party in a less favorable net after-Tax position than the indemnified party would have been in if the indemnification payments or additional amounts giving rise to such refund had never been paid. This 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.
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(i)Survival. Each party’s obligations under this Section 4.11 shall survive the resignation or replacement of the Administrative Agent or any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, a Lender, the termination of the Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all obligations under any Loan Document.
SECTION 4.12Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders.
(a)Designation of a Different Lending Office. If any Lender requests compensation under Section 4.10, or requires the Borrower to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 4.11, then such Lender shall, at the request of the Borrower, use reasonable efforts to designate a different Lending Office for funding or booking its Loans hereunder or to assign its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices, branches or affiliates, if, in the judgment of such Lender, such designation or assignment (i) would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 4.10 or Section 4.11, as the case may be, in the future and (ii) would not subject such Lender to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be disadvantageous to such Lender. The Borrower hereby agrees to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender in connection with any such designation or assignment.
(b)Replacement of Lenders. If any Lender requests compensation under Section 4.10, or if the Borrower is required to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 4.11, and, in each case, such Lender has declined or is unable to designate a different Lending Office in accordance with Section 4.12(a), or if any Lender is a Defaulting Lender or a Non-Consenting Lender, then the Borrower may, at its sole expense and effort, upon notice to such Lender and the Administrative Agent, require such Lender to assign and delegate, without recourse (in accordance with and subject to the restrictions contained in, and consents required by, Section 11.9), all of its interests, rights (other than its existing rights to payments pursuant to Section 4.10 or Section 4.11) and obligations under this Agreement and the related Loan Documents to an Eligible Assignee that shall assume such obligations (which assignee may be another Lender, if a Lender accepts such assignment); provided that:
(i)the Borrower shall have paid to the Administrative Agent the assignment fee (if any) specified in Section 11.9;
(ii)such Lender shall have received payment of an amount equal to the outstanding principal of its Loans and funded participations in Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans, accrued interest thereon, accrued fees and all other amounts payable to it hereunder and under the other Loan Documents (including any amounts under Section 4.9) from the assignee (to the extent of such outstanding principal and accrued interest and fees) or the Borrower (in the case of all other amounts);
(iii)in the case of any such assignment resulting from a claim for compensation under Section 4.10 or payments required to be made pursuant to Section 4.11, such assignment will result in a reduction in such compensation or payments thereafter;
(iv)such assignment does not conflict with Applicable Law; and
(v)in the case of any assignment resulting from a Lender becoming a Non-Consenting Lender, the applicable assignee shall have consented to the applicable amendment, waiver or consent.
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A Lender shall not be required to make any such assignment or delegation if, prior thereto, as a result of a waiver by such Lender or otherwise, the circumstances entitling the Borrower to require such assignment and delegation cease to apply.
SECTION 1.13Cash Collateral.
(a)Existence of Defaulting Lender. At any time that there shall exist a Defaulting Lender, within one Business Day following the written request of the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Lender or the Swingline Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), the Borrower shall Cash Collateralize the Fronting Exposure of the Issuing Lender and/or the Swingline Lender, as applicable, with respect to such Defaulting Lender (determined after giving effect to Section 4.14(a)(iv) and any Cash Collateral provided by such Defaulting Lender) in an amount not less than the Minimum Collateral Amount.
(b)Grant of Security Interest. The Borrower, and to the extent provided by any Defaulting Lender, such Defaulting Lender, hereby grants to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Issuing Lender and the Swingline Lender, and agrees to maintain, a first priority security interest in all such Cash Collateral as security for the Defaulting Lender’s obligation to fund participations in respect of L/C Obligations and Swingline Loans, to be applied pursuant to subsection (c) below. If at any time the Administrative Agent determines that Cash Collateral is subject to any right or claim of any Person other than the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Lender and the Swingline Lender as herein provided, or that the total amount of such Cash Collateral is less than the Minimum Collateral Amount, the Borrower will, promptly upon demand by the Administrative Agent, pay or provide to the Administrative Agent additional Cash Collateral in an amount sufficient to eliminate such deficiency (after giving effect to any Cash Collateral provided by the Defaulting Lender).
(c)Application. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, Cash Collateral provided under this Section 4.13 or Section 4.14 in respect of Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans shall be applied to the satisfaction of the Defaulting Lender’s obligation to fund participations in respect of L/C Obligations and Swingline Loans (including, as to Cash Collateral provided by a Defaulting Lender, any interest accrued on such obligation) for which the Cash Collateral was so provided, prior to any other application of such property as may otherwise be provided for herein.
(d)Termination of Requirement. Cash Collateral (or the appropriate portion thereof) provided to reduce the Fronting Exposure of the Issuing Lender and/or the Swingline Lender, as applicable, shall no longer be required to be held as Cash Collateral pursuant to this Section 4.13 following (i) the elimination of the applicable Fronting Exposure (including by the termination of Defaulting Lender status of the applicable Lender), or (ii) the determination by the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Lender and the Swingline Lender that there exists excess Cash Collateral; provided that, subject to Section 4.14, the Person providing Cash Collateral, the Issuing Lender and the Swingline Lender may agree that Cash Collateral shall be held to support future anticipated Fronting Exposure or other obligations; and provided further that to the extent that such Cash Collateral was provided by the Borrower, such Cash Collateral shall remain subject to the security interest granted pursuant to the Loan Documents.
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SECTION 4.14Defaulting Lenders.
(a)Defaulting Lender Adjustments. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then, until such time as such Lender is no longer a Defaulting Lender, to the extent permitted by Applicable Law:
(i)Waivers and Amendments. Such Defaulting Lender’s right to approve or disapprove any amendment, waiver or consent with respect to this Agreement shall be restricted as set forth in the definition of Required Lenders and Section 11.2.
(ii)Defaulting Lender Waterfall. Any payment of principal, interest, fees or other amounts received by the Administrative Agent for the account of such Defaulting Lender (whether voluntary or mandatory, at maturity, pursuant to Article IX or otherwise) or received by the Administrative Agent from a Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 11.4 shall be applied at such time or times as may be determined by the Administrative Agent as follows: first, to the payment of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent hereunder; second, to the payment on a pro rata basis of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to the Issuing Lender or the Swingline Lender hereunder; third, to Cash Collateralize the Fronting Exposure of the Issuing Lender and the Swingline Lender with respect to such Defaulting Lender in accordance with Section 4.13; fourth, as the Borrower may request (so long as no Default exists), to the funding of any Loan or funded participation in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has failed to fund its portion thereof as required by this Agreement, as determined by the Administrative Agent; fifth, if so determined by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, to be held in a deposit account and released pro rata in order to (A) satisfy such Defaulting Lender’s potential future funding obligations with respect to Loans and funded participations under this Agreement and (B) Cash Collateralize the Issuing Lender’s future Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender with respect to future Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans issued under this Agreement, in accordance with Section 4.13; sixth, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Lenders, the Issuing Lender or the Swingline Lender as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender, the Issuing Lender or the Swingline Lender against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; seventh, so long as no Default exists, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Borrower as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by the Borrower against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender's breach of its obligations under this Agreement; and eighth, to such Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that if (1) such payment is a payment of the principal amount of any Loans or funded participations in Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has not fully funded its appropriate share, and (2) such Loans were made or the related Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans were issued at a time when the conditions set forth in Section 5.2 were satisfied or waived, such payment shall be applied solely to pay the Loans of, and funded participations in Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans owed to, all Non-Defaulting Lenders on a pro rata basis prior to being applied to the payment of any Loans of, or funded participations in Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans owed to, such Defaulting Lender until such time as all Loans and funded and unfunded participations in L/C Obligations and Swingline Loans are held by the Lenders pro rata in accordance with their respective Commitment Percentages without giving effect to Section 4.14(a)(iv). Any payments, prepayments or other amounts paid or payable to a Defaulting Lender that are applied (or held) to pay amounts owed by a Defaulting Lender or to post Cash Collateral
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pursuant to this Section 4.14(a)(ii) shall be deemed paid to and redirected by such Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto.
(iii)Certain Fees.
(A)No Defaulting Lender shall be entitled to receive any Commitment Fee for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender (and the Borrower shall not be required to pay any such fee that otherwise would have been required to have been paid to that Defaulting Lender).
(B)Each Defaulting Lender shall be entitled to receive letter of credit commissions pursuant to Section 3.3 for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender only to the extent allocable to its Commitment Percentage of the stated amount of Letters of Credit for which it has provided Cash Collateral pursuant to Section 4.13.
(C)With respect to any Commitment Fee or letter of credit commission not required to be paid to any Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (A) or (B) above, the Borrower shall (1) pay to each Non-Defaulting Lender that portion of any such fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Lender with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s participation in L/C Obligations or Swingline Loans that has been reallocated to such Non-Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (iv) below, (2) pay to each Issuing Lender and Swingline Lender, as applicable, the amount of any such fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Lender to the extent allocable to such Issuing Lender’s or Swingline Lender’s Fronting Exposure to such Defaulting Lender, and (3) not be required to pay the remaining amount of any such fee.
(iv)Reallocation of Participations to Reduce Fronting Exposure. All or any part of such Defaulting Lender’s participation in L/C Obligations and Swingline Loans shall be reallocated among the Non-Defaulting Lenders in accordance with their respective Commitment Percentages (calculated without regard to such Defaulting Lender’s Commitment) but only to the extent that (x) the conditions set forth in Section 5.2 are satisfied at the time of such reallocation (and, unless the Borrower shall have otherwise notified the Administrative Agent at such time, the Borrower shall be deemed to have represented and warranted that such conditions are satisfied at such time), and (y) such reallocation does not cause the aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure of any Non-Defaulting Lender to exceed such Non-Defaulting Lender’s Commitment. Subject to Section 11.22, no reallocation hereunder shall constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder against a Defaulting Lender arising from that Lender having become a Defaulting Lender, including any claim of a Non-Defaulting Lender as a result of such Non-Defaulting Lender’s increased exposure following such reallocation.
(v)Cash Collateral, Repayment of Swingline Loans. If the reallocation described in clause (iv) above cannot, or can only partially, be effected, the Borrower shall, without prejudice to any right or remedy available to it hereunder or under law, (x) first, repay Swingline Loans in an amount equal to the Swingline Lenders’ Fronting Exposure and (y) second, Cash Collateralize the Issuing Lender’s Fronting Exposure in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 4.13.
(b)Defaulting Lender Cure. If the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Lender and the Swingline Lender agree in writing that a Lender is no longer a Defaulting Lender, the
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Administrative Agent will so notify the parties hereto, whereupon as of the effective date specified in such notice and subject to any conditions set forth therein (which may include arrangements with respect to any Cash Collateral), such Lender will, to the extent applicable, purchase at par that portion of outstanding Loans of the other Lenders or take such other actions as the Administrative Agent may determine to be necessary to cause the Revolving Credit Loans and funded and unfunded participations in Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans to be held pro rata by the Lenders in accordance with their Commitment Percentages (without giving effect to Section 4.14(a)(iv)), whereupon such Lender will cease to be a Defaulting Lender; provided that no adjustments will be made retroactively with respect to fees accrued or payments made by or on behalf of the Borrower while that Lender was a Defaulting Lender; and provided, further, that except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties, no change hereunder from Defaulting Lender to Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from that Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender.
ARTICLE V
CONDITIONS OF EXTENSIONS OF CREDIT

SECTION 5.1Conditions to Initial Extensions of Credit. The obligation of each Lender to make its initial Loan and the obligation of the Issuing Lender to issue its initial Letter of Credit is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of each of the following conditions:
(a)Approval of Counsel. All legal matters incidental to the extension of credit by any Lender or the Issuing Lender shall be reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and its counsel.
(b)Documentation. The Administrative Agent shall have received, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, each Lender and the Issuing Lender, each of the following, duly executed and acknowledged where appropriate by all parties thereto:
(i)this Agreement, the Guaranty Agreement, the Security Agreement, the Pledge Agreement, the Intercreditor Agreement and each other Loan Document;
(ii)a Note executed by the Borrower in favor of each Lender requesting a Note;
(iii)opinions of counsel to the Borrower and the Guarantors;
(iv)specimen signatures certified by the Secretary, Manager or other appropriate officer, as applicable, of each Loan Party;
(v)Organization Documents and consents or resolutions of the board of directors (or other appropriate governing body) of each Loan Party, together with such other documents and certificates as the Administrative Agent or its counsel may reasonably request relating to the organization, existence and good standing of each Loan Party, the authorization of the transactions contemplated hereby and any other legal matters relating to the Loan Parties, the Loan Documents or the transactions contemplated hereby;
(vi)Uniform Commercial Code search results and other lien search results reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;
(vii)security agreements duly executed by the applicable Loan Parties for all federally registered copyrights, copyright applications, patents, patent applications, trademarks and
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trademark applications included in the Collateral, in each case in proper form for filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or U.S. Copyright Office, as applicable; and