Fortis Benefits represents and warrants that (i) it is an insurance company duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of Minnesota and has full corporate power, authority and legal right to execute, deliver and perform its duties and comply with its obligations under this Agreement, (ii) it has legally and validly established and maintains the Separate Account as a segregated asset account under Section 61A.14 of the Minnesota Insurance Code, and (iii) the Contracts comply in all material respects with all other applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
Wells Fargo as Lender Wells Fargo, as a Lender or as a Hedging Agreement Provider, as the case may be, shall have the same rights and powers under this Agreement and any other Credit Document and under any Hedging Agreement, as the case may be, as any other Lender or Hedging Agreement Provider and may exercise the same as though it were not the Administrative Agent; and the term “Lender” or “Lenders” shall, unless otherwise expressly indicated, include Wells Fargo in each case in its individual capacity. Wells Fargo and its Affiliates may each accept deposits from, maintain deposits or credit balances for, invest in, lend money to, act as trustee under indentures of, serve as financial advisor to, and generally engage in any kind of business with the Borrower, any other Credit Party or any other Affiliate thereof as if it were any other bank and without any duty to account therefor to the Issuing Lenders, other Lenders, or any other Hedging Agreement Providers. Further, the Administrative Agent and any Affiliate may accept fees and other consideration from the Borrower for services in connection with this Agreement or any Hedging Agreement, or otherwise without having to account for the same to the Issuing Lenders, the other Lenders or any other Hedging Agreement Providers. The Issuing Lenders and the Lenders acknowledge that, pursuant to such activities, Wells Fargo or its Affiliates may receive information regarding the Borrower, other Credit Parties, other Subsidiaries and other Affiliates (including information that may be subject to confidentiality obligations in favor of such Person) and acknowledge that the Administrative Agent shall be under no obligation to provide such information to them.
Documentation Agent and Syndication Agent Neither the Documentation Agent nor the Syndication Agent shall have any duties or responsibilities hereunder in its capacity as such.
Sharing Among the Finance Parties (a) If any amount owing by the Borrower under the Finance Documents to a Finance Party (the Sharing Finance Party) is discharged by voluntary or involuntary payment, set-off or any other manner other than through the Facility Agent (in accordance with this Agreement), then:
AGENT AND LENDERS KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, individually as a Lender and as the Agent By: /s/ Mark J. Amantea Name: Mark J. Amantea Title:Vice President BMO HARRIS BANK N.A., as a Lender By: /s/ Lloyd Baron Name: Lloyd Baron Title: Managing Director CITIZENS BANK, N.A., as a Lender By: Name: Title: COMPASS BANK, as a Lender By: Name: Title: CAPITAL ONE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as a Lender By: Name: Title: [Signatures Continued on Next Page] FIRST AMENDMENT TO FIRST AMENDED AND RESTATED SENIOR SECURED CREDIT AGREEMENT COMERICA BANK, as a Lender By: /s/ Charles Weddell Name: Charles Weddell Title: Vice President SYNOVUS BANK, as a Lender By: /s/ David W. Bowman Name: David W. Bowman Title: Director FIRST HORIZON BANK, SUCCESSOR BY CONVERSION TO FIRST HORIZON BANK, A DIVISION OF FIRST TENNESSEE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as a Lender By: /s/ Christina Blackwell Name: Christina Blackwell Title: Vice President SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE, as a Lender By: /s/ John F. Hogan Name: John Hogan Title: Director FIRST AMENDMENT TO FIRST AMENDED AND
Administrative Agent and Affiliates The bank serving as the Administrative Agent hereunder shall have the same rights and powers in its capacity as a Lender as any other Lender and may exercise the same as though it were not the Administrative Agent, and such bank and its Affiliates may accept deposits from, lend money to and generally engage in any kind of business with the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary or other Affiliate thereof as if it were not the Administrative Agent hereunder.
The Agent Each of the Lenders hereby irrevocably appoints the Agent (together with its Affiliates and branches) as its agent and authorizes the Agent to take such actions on its behalf, including execution of the other Loan Documents, and to exercise such powers as are delegated to the Agent by the terms of the Loan Documents, together with such actions and powers as are reasonably incidental thereto. The bank serving as the Agent hereunder shall have the same rights and powers in its capacity as a Lender as any other Lender and may exercise the same as though it were not the Agent, and such bank and its Affiliates may accept deposits from, lend money to and generally engage in any kind of business with the Loan Parties or any Subsidiary of a Loan Party or other Affiliate thereof as if it were not the Agent hereunder. The Agent shall also act as the “collateral agent” under the Loan Documents, and each of the Lenders and Issuing Banks (including in its capacities as a holder of Secured Hedging Obligations and Secured Cash Management, as “collateral agent” and any co-agents, sub-agents and attorneys-in-fact appointed by the Agent for purposes of holding or enforcing any Lien on the Collateral (or any portion thereof) granted under the Collateral Documents, or for exercising any rights and remedies thereunder at the direction of the Agent, shall be entitled to the benefits of all provisions of this Article VIII and Article IX (as though such co-agents, sub-agents and attorneys-in-fact were the “collateral agent” under the Loan Documents) as if set forth in full herein with respect thereto. The Agent shall not have any duties or obligations except those expressly set forth in the Loan Documents. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, (a) the Agent shall not be subject to any fiduciary or other implied duties, regardless of whether a Default has occurred and is continuing, (b) the Agent shall not have any duty to take any discretionary action or exercise any discretionary powers, except discretionary rights and powers expressly contemplated by the Loan Documents that the Agent is required to exercise in writing as directed by the Required Lenders (or such other number or percentage of the Lenders as shall be necessary under the circumstances as provided in Section 9.02), and (c) except as expressly set forth in the Loan Documents, the Agent shall not have any duty to disclose, and shall not be liable for the failure to disclose, any information relating to any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries that is communicated to or obtained by the bank serving as Agent or any of its Affiliates in any capacity. The Agent shall not be liable for any action taken or not taken by it with the consent or at the request of the Required Lenders (or such other number or percentage of the Lenders as shall be necessary under the circumstances as provided in Section 9.02) or in the absence of its own gross negligence or willful misconduct as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by a final and nonappealable judgment. The Agent shall be deemed not to have knowledge of any Default unless and until written notice thereof is given to the Agent by the U.S. Borrower or a Lender, and the Agent shall not be responsible for or have any duty to ascertain or inquire into (i) any statement, warranty or representation made in or in connection with any Loan Document, (ii) the contents of any certificate, report or other document delivered hereunder or in connection with any Loan Document, (iii) the performance or observance of any of the covenants, agreements or other terms or conditions set forth in any Loan Document, (iv) the validity, enforceability, effectiveness or genuineness of any Loan Document or any other agreement, instrument or document, (v) the value or sufficiency of the Collateral or the creation, perfection or priority of Liens on the Collateral or the existence of the Collateral, or (vi) the satisfaction of any condition set forth in Article IV or elsewhere in any Loan Document, other than to confirm receipt of items expressly required to be delivered to the Agent. The Agent shall be entitled to rely upon, and shall not incur any liability for relying upon, any notice, request, certificate, consent, statement, instrument, document or other writing believed by it to be genuine and to have been signed or sent by the proper Person. The Agent also may rely upon any statement made to it orally or by telephone and believed by it to be made by the proper Person, and shall not incur any liability for relying thereon. The Agent may consult with legal counsel (who may be counsel for the Loan Parties), independent accountants and other experts selected by it, and shall not be liable for any action taken or not taken by it in accordance with the advice of any such counsel, accountants or experts. The Agent may perform any and all its duties and exercise its rights and powers by or through any one or more sub-agents appointed by the Agent. The Agent and any such sub-agent may perform any and all its duties and exercise its rights and powers through their respective Related Parties. The exculpatory provisions of the preceding paragraphs shall apply to any such sub-agent and to the Related Parties of the Agent and any such sub-agent, and shall apply to their respective activities in connection with the syndication of the credit facilities provided for herein as well as activities as Agent. Each of the Lenders, the Issuing Banks and the Loan Parties agree, that the Agent may, but shall not be obligated to, make the Approved Electronic Communications available to the Lenders and the Issuing Banks by posting such Approved Electronic Communications on IntraLinks™ or a substantially similar electronic platform chosen by the Agent to be its electronic transmission system (the “Approved Electronic Platform”). Although the Approved Electronic Platform and its primary web portal are secured with generally-applicable security procedures and policies implemented or modified by the Agent from time to time (including, as of the Closing Date, a dual firewall and a User ID/Password Authorization System) and the Approved Electronic Platform is secured through a single-user-per-deal authorization method whereby each user may access the Approved Electronic Platform only on a deal-by-deal basis, each of the Lenders and the Issuing Banks and the Loan Parties acknowledge and agree that the distribution of material through an electronic medium is not necessarily secure and that there are confidentiality and other risks associated with such distribution. In consideration for the convenience and other benefits afforded by such distribution and for the other consideration provided hereunder, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, each of the Lenders, the Loan Parties and the Issuing Banks hereby approve distribution of the Approved Electronic Communications through the Approved Electronic Platform and understands and assumes the risks of such distribution. The Approved Electronic Communications and the Approved Electronic Platform are provided “as is” and “as available.” None of the Agent or any of its Affiliates or any of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, advisors or representatives (the “Agent Affiliates”) warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of the Approved Electronic Communications and the Approved Electronic Platform and each expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in the Approved Electronic Communications and the Approved Electronic Platform. No warranty of any kind, express, implied or statutory (including, without limitation, any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, noninfringement of third party rights or freedom from viruses or other code defects) is made by the Agent Affiliates in connection with the approved electronic communications or the approved electronic platform. Each of the Lenders, the Issuing Banks and the Loan Parties agrees that the Agent may, but (except as may be required by applicable law) shall not be obligated to, store the Approved Electronic Communications on the Approved Electronic Platform in accordance with the Agent’s generally-applicable document retention procedures and policies. Subject to the appointment and acceptance of a successor Agent as provided in this paragraph, the Agent may resign at any time by notifying the Lenders, the Issuing Banks and the U.S. Borrower. Upon any such resignation, the Required Lenders shall have the right, with the consent (not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) of the U.S. Borrower, to appoint a successor; provided that, during the existence and continuation of an Event of Default, no consent of the U.S. Borrower shall be required. If no successor shall have been so appointed by the Required Lenders and shall have accepted such appointment within thirty (30) days after the retiring Agent gives notice of its resignation, then the retiring Agent may, on behalf of the Lenders and the Issuing Banks appoint a successor Agent which shall be a commercial bank or an Affiliate of any such commercial bank reasonably acceptable to the U.S. Borrower. Upon the acceptance of its appointment as Agent hereunder by a successor, such successor shall succeed to and become vested with all the rights, powers, privileges and duties of the retiring Agent, and the retiring Agent shall be discharged from its duties and obligations hereunder. The fees payable by the Borrowers to a successor Agent shall be the same as those payable to its predecessor unless otherwise agreed between the Borrowers and such successor. After the Agent’s resignation hereunder, the provisions of this Article and Section 9.03 shall continue in effect for the benefit of such retiring Agent, its sub-agents and their respective Related Parties in respect of any actions taken or omitted to be taken by any of them while it was acting as Agent. Each Lender acknowledges that it has, independently and without reliance upon the Agent, any Joint Lead Arranger, any Co-Documentation Agent or any other Lender or a Related Party of any of the foregoing and based on such documents and information as it has deemed appropriate, made its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Agreement. Each Lender also acknowledges that it will, independently and without reliance upon the Agent, any Joint Lead Arranger, any Co-Documentation Agent or any other Lender or a Related Party of any of the foregoing and based on such documents and information as it shall from time to time deem appropriate, continue to make its own decisions in taking or not taking action under or based upon this Agreement, any other Loan Document or related agreement or any document furnished hereunder or thereunder. The co-arrangers, joint bookrunners, co-syndication agents and the co-documentation agent shall not have any right, power, obligation, liability, responsibility or duty under this Agreement other than those applicable to all Lenders as such. Each Lender authorizes and directs the Agent to, upon the request of the U.S. Borrower, enter into any intercreditor agreement with any agent under any Receivables Facility of the U.S. Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries and each Lender agrees to be bound by the terms thereof that are applicable to it thereunder. Any supplement to this agreement effecting any Subsidiary of the U.S. Borrower becoming an Additional Foreign Borrower may include “parallel debt” provisions or similar customary provisions for credit facilities of borrowers organized in the jurisdiction of organization of such Additional Foreign Borrower.
AGENTS AND LENDERS rights and remedies under this Agreement shall be cumulative and nonexclusive of any other rights and remedies that Agent or any Lender may have under any other agreement, including the other Loan Documents, by operation of law or otherwise. Recourse to the Collateral shall not be required.
Bank The Buyer (a) is a national bank or banking institution organized under the laws of any State, territory or the District of Columbia, the business of which is substantially confined to banking and is supervised by the State or territorial banking commission or similar official or is a foreign bank or equivalent institution, and (b) has an audited net worth of at least $25,000,000 as demonstrated in its latest annual financial statements, a copy of which is attached hereto.
L/C Issuer The L/C Issuer shall act on behalf of the Lenders with respect to any Letters of Credit issued by it and the documents associated therewith. The L/C Issuer shall have all of the benefits and immunities (i) provided to the Administrative Agent in this Section 11 with respect to any acts taken or omissions suffered by the L/C Issuer in connection with Letters of Credit issued by it or proposed to be issued by it and the Applications pertaining to such Letters of Credit as fully as if the term “Administrative Agent”, as used in this Section 11, included the L/C Issuer with respect to such acts or omissions and (ii) as additionally provided in this Agreement with respect to such L/C Issuer.