Term Loan Agreement

Amended and Restated Revolving Credit Agreement

Execution Version



Published CUSIP Numbers: 16725MAM3 (Deal)
Revolver: 16725MAN1
AMENDED AND RESTATED REVOLVING CREDIT AGREEMENT

Dated as of July 8, 2015

among

CHICAGO BRIDGE & IRON COMPANY N.V.,
as Guarantor,

CHICAGO BRIDGE & IRON COMPANY (DELAWARE),
as Initial Borrower,

and

CERTAIN SUBSIDIARIES OF CHICAGO BRIDGE & IRON COMPANY N.V.,
as Designated Borrowers,

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
as Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lender and L/C Issuer,

and

The Other Lenders Party Hereto

BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH, COMPASS BANK, BNP PARIBAS SECURITIES CORP., CRÉDIT AGRICOLE CORPORATE AND INVESTMENT BANK,
and
THE BANK OF TOKYO-MITSUBISHI UFJ, LTD.,
as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners
COMPASS BANK, BNP PARIBAS, CRÉDIT AGRICOLE CORPORATE AND INVESTMENT BANK, and THE BANK OF TOKYO-MITSUBISHI UFJ, LTD.,
as Co-Syndication Agents
BANK OF MONTREAL,
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
and
FIFTH THIRD BANK, 
as Co-Documentation Agents



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ARTICLE I
 
DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS
1
 
 
 
 
1.01
 
Defined Terms
1
1.02
 
Other Interpretive Provisions
37
1.03
 
Accounting Terms
37
1.04
 
Rounding
38
1.05
 
Exchange Rates; Currency Equivalents
38
1.06
 
Additional Alternative Currencies
39
1.07
 
Change of Currency
40
1.08
 
Times of Day
40
1.09
 
Letter of Credit Amounts
40
1.10
 
Supplemental Disclosure
40
 
 
 
 
ARTICLE II
 
THE COMMITMENTS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS
41
 
 
 
 
2.01
 
Committed Loans
41
2.02
 
Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Committed Loans
41
2.03
 
Letters of Credit
43
2.04
 
Swing Line Loans
53
2.05
 
Prepayments
56
2.06
 
Termination or Reduction of Commitments
56
2.07
 
Repayment of Loans
57
2.08
 
Interest
57
2.09
 
Fees
58
2.10
 
Computation of Interest and Fees; Retroactive Adjustments of Applicable Rate
58
2.11
 
Evidence of Debt
59
2.12
 
Payments Generally; Administrative Agent’s Clawback
60
2.13
 
Sharing of Payments by Lenders
61
2.14
 
Designated Borrowers
62
2.15
 
Increase in Commitments
63
2.16
 
Cash Collateral
66
2.17
 
Defaulting Lenders
67
 
 
 
 
ARTICLE III
 
TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY
69
 
 
 
 
3.01
 
Taxes
69
3.02
 
Illegality
74
3.03
 
Inability to Determine Rates
75
3.04
 
Increased Costs; Reserves on Eurodollar Rate Loans
76
3.05
 
Compensation for Losses
78
3.06
 
Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders
78
3.07
 
Survival
79
 
 
 
 
ARTICLE IV
 
CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO CREDIT EXTENSIONS
79
 
 
 
 
4.01
 
Conditions of Initial Credit Extension
79

 
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4.02
 
Conditions to All Credit Extensions
80
4.03
 
Conditions to Initial Advance to Each New Designated Borrower
81
 
 
 
 
ARTICLE V
 
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
82
 
 
 
 
5.01
 
Organization; Corporate Powers
82
5.02
 
Authority, Execution and Delivery; Loan Documents
82
5.03
 
No Conflict; Governmental Consents
83
5.04
 
No Material Adverse Change
83
5.05
 
Financial Statements
83
5.06
 
Payment of Taxes
84
5.07
 
Litigation; Loss Contingencies and Violations
84
5.08
 
Subsidiaries
85
5.09
 
ERISA
85
5.10
 
Accuracy of Information
86
5.11
 
Securities Activities
86
5.12
 
Material Agreements
86
5.13
 
Compliance with Laws
86
5.14
 
Assets and Properties
86
5.15
 
Statutory Indebtedness Restrictions
87
5.16
 
Insurance
87
5.17
 
Environmental Matters
87
5.18
 
Representations and Warranties of Each Designated Borrower
88
5.19
 
Benefits
89
5.20
 
Solvency
89
5.21
 
OFAC
89
5.22
 
PATRIOT Act
90
5.23
 
Senior Indebtedness
90
5.24
 
Anti-Corruption Laws
90
 
 
 
 
ARTICLE VI
 
AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS
90
 
 
 
 
6.01
 
Financial Report
90
6.02
 
Notices
91
6.03
 
Existence, Etc
95
6.04
 
Corporate Powers; Conduct of Business
95
6.05
 
Compliance with Laws, Etc
95
6.06
 
Payment of Taxes and Claims; Tax Consolidation
95
6.07
 
Insurance
96
6.08
 
Inspection of Property; Books and Records; Discussions
96
6.09
 
ERISA Compliance
96
6.10
 
Maintenance of Property
96
6.11
 
Environmental Compliance
97
6.12
 
Use of Proceeds
97
6.13
 
Subsidiary Guarantors
97

 
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6.14
 
Foreign Employee Benefit Compliance
98
6.15
 
Anti-Corruption Laws
98
 
 
 
 
ARTICLE VII
 
NEGATIVE COVENANTS
98
 
 
 
 
7.01
 
Subsidiary Indebtedness
99
7.02
 
Sales of Assets
100
7.03
 
Liens
100
7.04
 
Investments
101
7.05
 
Contingent Obligations
102
7.06
 
Conduct of Business; Subsidiaries; Permitted Acquisitions
102
7.07
 
Transactions with Shareholders and Affiliates
104
7.08
 
Restriction on Fundamental Changes
104
7.09
 
Sales and Leasebacks
104
7.10
 
Margin Regulations
104
7.11
 
ERISA
104
7.12
 
Subsidiary Covenants
105
7.13
 
Hedging Obligations
105
7.14
 
Issuance of Disqualified Stock
105
7.15
 
Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries
106
7.16
 
Intercompany Indebtedness
106
7.17
 
Restricted Payments
106
7.18
 
Financial Covenants
106
7.19
 
Sanctions
107
7.20
 
Anti-Corruption Laws
107
 
 
 
 
ARTICLE VIII
 
EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES
107
 
 
 
 
8.01
 
Events of Default
107
8.02
 
Remedies Upon Event of Default
110
8.03
 
Application of Funds
111
 
 
 
 
ARTICLE IX
 
ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT
112
 
 
 
 
9.01
 
Appointment and Authority
112
9.02
 
Rights as a Lender
112
9.03
 
Exculpatory Provisions
112
9.04
 
Reliance by Administrative Agent
113
9.05
 
Delegation of Duties
114
9.06
 
Resignation of Administrative Agent
114
9.07
 
Non-Reliance on Administrative Agent and Other Lenders
115
9.08
 
No Other Duties, Etc
116
9.09
 
Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim
116
9.10
 
Guaranty Matters
117
9.11
 
Hedge Obligations
117
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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ARTICLE X
 
MISCELLANEOUS
117
 
 
 
 
10.01
 
Amendments, Etc
117
10.02
 
Notices; Effectiveness; Electronic Communication
119
10.03
 
No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies; Enforcement
121
10.04
 
Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver
122
10.05
 
Payments Set Aside
124
10.06
 
Successors and Assigns
124
10.07
 
Treatment of Certain Information; Confidentiality
129
10.08
 
Right of Setoff
130
10.09
 
Interest Rate Limitation
130
10.10
 
Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness
131
10.11
 
Survival of Representations and Warranties
131
10.12
 
Severability
131
10.13
 
Replacement of Lenders
131
10.14
 
Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Etc
133
10.15
 
Waiver of Jury Trial
134
10.16
 
No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility
134
10.17
 
Electronic Execution of Assignments and Certain Other Documents
135
10.18
 
USA PATRIOT Act
135
10.19
 
Judgment Currency
135
10.20
 
Entire Agreement
136
10.21
 
Keepwell
136
10.22
 
Amendment and Restatement
136
 
 
 
 
ARTICLE XI
 
GUARANTY
137
 
 
 
 
11.01
 
Guaranty
137
11.02
 
Waivers; Subordination of Subrogation
138
11.03
 
Guaranty Absolute
138
11.04
 
Acceleration
139
11.05
 
Marshaling; Reinstatement
140
11.06
 
Termination Date
140
11.07
 
Subordination of Intercompany Indebtedness
140


 
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SCHEDULES

1.01A    Excluded Foreign Subsidiaries
1.01B    Material Subsidiaries
2.01    Commitments and Applicable Percentages
2.03    Existing Letters of Credit and L/C Issuers
5.07    Litigation
5.08    Subsidiaries
5.09    Pensions and Post-Retirement Plans
5.17    Environmental Matters
7.01    Permitted Existing Indebtedness
7.03    Permitted Existing Liens
7.04    Permitted Existing Investments
7.05    Permitted Existing Contingent Obligations
7.12    Subsidiary Covenants
7.17    Permitted Restricted Payments
10.02    Administrative Agent’s Office; Certain Addresses for Notices
EXHIBITS

Form of
A        Committed Loan Notice
B        Swing Line Loan Notice
C        Note
D        Compliance Certificate
E        Assignment and Assumption
F        Officer’s Certificate
G        Subsidiary Guaranty
H        Designated Borrower Request and Assumption Agreement
I-1        Company’s US Counsel’s Opinion
I-2        Company’s Foreign Counsel’s Opinion
J        U.S. Tax Compliance Certificates
K        Letter of Credit Report


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AMENDED AND RESTATED REVOLVING CREDIT AGREEMENT
This AMENDED AND RESTATED REVOLVING CREDIT AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) is entered into as of July 8, 2015 among CHICAGO BRIDGE & IRON COMPANY N.V., a corporation organized under the laws of The Kingdom of the Netherlands (the “Company”), CHICAGO BRIDGE & IRON COMPANY (DELAWARE), a Delaware corporation (the “Initial Borrower”), and certain Subsidiaries of the Company party hereto or subsequently designated pursuant to Section 2.14 (each a “Designated Borrower” and, together with the Initial Borrower, the “Borrowers” and, each a “Borrower”), each lender from time to time party hereto (collectively, the “Lenders” and individually, a “Lender”), and BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lender and L/C Issuer.
The Company, certain Subsidiaries of the Company party thereto, certain of the Lenders (the “Existing Lenders”) and Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, entered into that certain Revolving Credit Agreement dated as of December 21, 2012 (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Existing Credit Agreement”), pursuant to which the Existing Lenders agreed to make certain revolving credit facilities available to the Borrowers in accordance with the terms thereof.
The Company, the Borrowers, the Lenders and the Administrative Agent desire to amend and restate the Existing Credit Agreement in its entirety to provide for a revolving credit facility 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 AND ACCOUNTING TERMS
1.01    Defined Terms. As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:
Accounting Change” has the meaning specified in Section 1.03.
Acquisition” means any transaction, or any series of related transactions, consummated on or after the date of this Agreement, by which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries (a) acquires any going business or all or substantially all of the assets of any Person, firm, corporation or division thereof, whether through purchase of assets, merger or otherwise or (b) directly or indirectly acquires (in one transaction or as the most recent transaction in a series of transactions) at least a majority (in number of votes) of the securities of a corporation which have ordinary voting power for the election of directors (other than securities having such power only by reason of the happening of a contingency) or a majority (by percentage of voting power) of the outstanding Equity Interests of another Person.
Act” has the meaning specified in Section 10.18.

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Adjusted Indebtedness” of a Person means, without duplication, such Person’s Indebtedness but excluding obligations with respect to (a) the undrawn portion of any Performance Letters of Credit (including any Performance Letters of Credit under and as defined in the Existing Revolving Credit Agreement), bank guarantees supporting obligations comparable to those supported by performance letters of credit and all reimbursement agreements related thereto and (b) liabilities of such Person or any of its Subsidiaries under any sale and leaseback transaction which do not create a liability on the consolidated balance sheet of such Person.
Administrative Agent” means Bank of America in its capacity as administrative agent under any of the Loan Documents, or any successor administrative agent.
Administrative Agent’s Office” means, with respect to any currency, the Administrative Agent’s address and, as appropriate, account as set forth on Schedule 10.02 with respect to such currency, or such other address or account with respect to such currency as the Administrative Agent may from time to time notify to the Company and the Lenders.
Administrative Questionnaire” means an Administrative Questionnaire in substantially a form approved by the Administrative Agent.
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.
Aggregate Commitments” means the Commitments of all the Lenders.
Agreement” means this Credit Agreement.
Agreement Accounting Principles” means generally accepted accounting principles as in effect in the United States from time to time, applied in a manner consistent with that used in preparing the financial statements of the Company referred to in Section 5.05(b) hereof; provided, however, except as provided in Section 1.03, that with respect to the calculation of financial ratios and other financial tests required by this Agreement, “Agreement Accounting Principles” means generally accepted accounting principles as in effect in the United States as of the date of this Agreement, applied in a manner consistent with that used in preparing the financial statements of the Company referred to in Section 5.05(b) hereof.
Alternative Currency” means each currency (other than Dollars) that is approved in accordance with Section 1.06.
Alternative Currency Equivalent” means, at any time, with respect to any amount denominated in Dollars, the equivalent amount thereof in the applicable Alternative Currency as determined by the Administrative Agent or the applicable L/C Issuer, as the case may be, at such time on the basis of the Spot Rate (determined in respect of the most recent Revaluation Date) for the purchase of such Alternative Currency with Dollars.
Applicable Percentage” means with respect to any Lender at any time, the percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place) of the Aggregate Commitments represented by such Lender’s

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Commitment at such time, subject to adjustment as provided in Section 2.17. If the commitment of each Lender to make Loans and the obligation of the L/C Issuers to make L/C Credit Extensions have been terminated pursuant to Section 8.02 or if the Aggregate Commitments have expired, then the Applicable Percentage of each Lender shall be determined based on the Applicable Percentage of such Lender most recently in effect, giving effect to any subsequent assignments. The initial Applicable Percentage of each Lender is set forth opposite the name of such Lender on Schedule 2.01 or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable.
Applicable Rate” means, from time to time, the following percentages per annum, based upon the Leverage Ratio as set forth below:
Applicable Rate
Pricing Level
Leverage Ratio
Commitment Fee
Eurodollar Rate + / Financial Letter of Credit Fees
Performance Letter of Credit Fees
Base Rate +
1
Less than 0.75 to 1.00
0.150%
1.250%
0.650%
0.250%
2
Less than 1.25 to 1.00 but greater than or equal to 0.75 to 1.00
0.175%
1.375%
0.700%
0.375%
3
Less than 2.00 to 1.00 but greater than or equal to 1.25 to 1.00
0.225%
1.500%
0.800%
0.500%
4
Less than 2.50 to 1.00 but greater than or equal to 2.00 to 1.00
0.250%
1.750%
0.900%
0.750%
5
Greater than or equal to 2.50 to 1.00
0.300%
2.000%
1.000%
1.000%

Any increase or decrease in the Applicable Rate resulting from a change in the Leverage Ratio shall become effective five (5) Business Days immediately following the date a Compliance Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(c)(ii); provided, however, that if a Compliance Certificate is not delivered when due in accordance with such Section, then Pricing Level 5 shall apply as of the first Business Day after the date on which such Compliance Certificate was required to have been delivered and in each case shall remain in effect until the date on which such Compliance Certificate is delivered.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this definition, the determination of the Applicable Rate for the period from the Closing Date through and including the first Business Day immediately following the date a Compliance Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(c)(ii) for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters ending June 30, 2015 shall be Pricing Level 3.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this definition, the determination of the Applicable Rate for any period shall be subject to the provisions of Section 2.10(b).

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Applicable Time” means, with respect to any borrowings and payments in any Alternative Currency, the local time in the place of settlement for such Alternative Currency as may be determined by the Administrative Agent or the applicable L/C Issuer, as the case may be, to be necessary for timely settlement on the relevant date in accordance with normal banking procedures in the place of payment.
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” mean each of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Compass Bank, BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., in its capacity as a joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner.
Asset Sale” means, with respect to any Person, the sale, lease, conveyance, disposition or other transfer by such Person of any of its assets (including by way of a sale-leaseback transaction, and including the sale or other transfer of any of the Equity Interests of any Subsidiary of such Person, but not the Equity Interests of such Person) to any Person other than the Company or any of its wholly-owned Subsidiaries other than (a) the sale of inventory in the ordinary course of business and (b) the sale or other disposition of any obsolete equipment disposed of in the ordinary course of business.
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 10.06(b)), and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in substantially the form of Exhibit E or any other form (including electronic documentation generated by MarkitClear or other electronic platform) approved by the Administrative Agent.
Availability Period” means the period from and including the Closing Date to the earliest of (a) the Maturity Date, (b) the date of termination of the Aggregate Commitments pursuant to Section 2.06, and (c) the date of termination of the commitment of each Lender to make Loans and of the obligation of the L/C Issuers to make L/C Credit Extensions pursuant to Section 8.02.
Bank of America” means Bank of America, N.A. and its successors.
Bankruptcy Code” means 11 U.S.C. § 101 et seq.
Base Rate means for any day a fluctuating rate per annum equal to the highest of (a) the Federal Funds Rate plus 1/2 of 1%, (b) the rate of interest in effect for such day as publicly announced from time to time by Bank of America as its “prime rate,” and (c) the Eurodollar Rate plus 1.00%; provided that in no event shall such rate be less than 0%. The “prime rate” is a rate set by Bank of America based upon various factors including Bank of America’s costs and desired return, general economic conditions and other factors, and is used as a reference point for pricing some loans, which may be priced at, above, or below such announced rate. Any change in such prime rate announced by Bank of America shall take effect at the opening of business on the day specified in the public announcement of such change.
Base Rate Committed Loan” means a Committed Loan that is a Base Rate Loan.

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Base Rate Loan” means a Loan that bears interest based on the Base Rate. All Base Rate Loans shall be denominated in Dollars.
Benefit Plan” means a defined benefit plan as defined in Section 3(35) of ERISA (other than a Multiemployer Plan or Foreign Pension Plan) in respect of which the Company or any other member of the Controlled Group is, or within the immediately preceding six (6) years was, an “employer” as defined in Section 3(5) of ERISA.
Borrower” and “Borrowers” each has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.
Borrower Guarantors” has the meaning specified in Section 11.01(a).
Borrower Materials” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.
Borrowing” means a Committed Borrowing or a Swing Line Borrowing, as the context may require.
Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks are authorized to close under the Laws of, or are in fact closed in, New York, New York or the state where the Administrative Agent’s Office with respect to Obligations denominated in Dollars is located, and in respect of any fundings, disbursements, settlements and payments in Dollars in respect of any such Eurodollar Rate Loan, or any other dealings in Dollars to be carried out pursuant to this Agreement in respect of any such Eurodollar Rate Loan, means any such day that is also a London Banking Day.
Buying Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(f).
Capital Stock” means (a) in the case of a corporation, corporate stock, (b) in the case of an association or business entity, any and all shares, interests, participations, rights or other equivalents (however designated) of corporate stock, (c) in the case of a partnership, partnership interests (whether general or limited) and (d) any other interest or participation that confers on a Person the right to receive a share of the profits and losses of, or distributions of assets of, the issuing Person.
Capitalized Lease” of a Person means any lease of property by such Person as lessee which would be capitalized on a balance sheet of such Person prepared in accordance with Agreement Accounting Principles.
Capitalized Lease Obligations” of a Person means the amount of the obligations of such Person under Capitalized Leases which would be capitalized on a balance sheet of such Person prepared in accordance with Agreement Accounting Principles.
Cash Collateralize” means to pledge and deposit with or deliver to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of one or more of the L/C Issuers or the Lenders, as collateral for L/C Obligations or obligations of the Lenders to fund participations in respect of L/C Obligations, cash or deposit account balances or, if the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuers shall agree in their

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sole discretion, other credit support, in each case pursuant to documentation in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the applicable L/C Issuer. “Cash Collateral” shall have a meaning correlative to the foregoing and shall include the proceeds of such cash collateral and other credit support.
Cash Equivalents” means (a) marketable direct obligations issued or unconditionally guaranteed by the United States government and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government; (b) domestic and Eurodollar certificates of deposit and time deposits, bankers’ acceptances and floating rate certificates of deposit issued by any commercial bank organized under the laws of the United States, any state thereof, the District of Columbia, any foreign bank, or its branches or agencies, the long-term indebtedness of which institution at the time of acquisition is rated A- (or better) by S&P or A3 (or better) by Moody’s, and which certificates of deposit and time deposits are fully protected against currency fluctuations for any such deposits with a term of more than ninety (90) days; (c) shares of money market, mutual or similar funds having assets in excess of $100,000,000 and the investments of which are limited to (x) investment grade securities (i.e., securities rated at least Baa by Moody’s or at least BBB by S&P) and (y) commercial paper of United States and foreign banks and bank holding companies and their subsidiaries and United States and foreign finance, commercial industrial or utility companies which, at the time of acquisition, are rated A-1 (or better) by S&P or P-1 (or better) by Moody’s (all such institutions being, “Qualified Institutions”); (d) commercial paper of Qualified Institutions; provided that the maturities of such Cash Equivalents shall not exceed three hundred sixty-five (365) days from the date of acquisition thereof; and (e) auction rate securities (long-term, variable rate bonds tied to short-term interest rates) that are rated Aaa by Moody’s or AAA by S&P.
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, (x) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith and (y) all requests, rules, guidelines or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a “Change in Law”, regardless of the date enacted, adopted or issued.
Change of Control” means an event or series of events by which:
(a)    any “person” or “group” (within the meaning of Sections 13(d) and 14(d)(2) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) becomes the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rule 13d-3 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934), directly or indirectly, of twenty percent (20%) or more of the voting power of the then outstanding Capital Stock of the Company entitled to vote generally in the election of the directors of the Company; or

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(b)    the majority of the board of directors of the Company fails to consist of Continuing Directors; or
(c)    except as expressly permitted under the terms of this Agreement, the Company or any Designated Borrower consolidates with or merges into another Person or conveys, transfers or leases all or substantially all of its property to any Person, or any Person consolidates with or merges into the Company or any Designated Borrower, in either event pursuant to a transaction in which the outstanding Capital Stock of the Company or such Designated Borrower, as applicable, is reclassified or changed into or exchanged for cash, securities or other property; or
(d)    except as otherwise expressly permitted under the terms of this Agreement, the Company shall cease to own and control, either directly or indirectly, all of the economic and voting rights associated with all of the outstanding Capital Stock of each of the Subsidiary Guarantors or shall cease to have the power, directly or indirectly, to elect all of the members of the board of directors of each of the Subsidiary Guarantors.
Closing Date” means the first date all the conditions precedent in Section 4.01 are satisfied or waived in accordance with Section 10.01.
Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
Commitment” means, as to each Lender, its obligation to (a) make Committed Loans to the Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.01, (b) purchase participations in L/C Obligations, and (c) purchase participations in Swing Line Loans, in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding not to exceed the Dollar amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 2.01 or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable, as such amount may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with this Agreement.
Committed Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of simultaneous Committed Loans of the same Type, in the same currency and, in the case of Eurodollar Rate Loans, having the same Interest Period made by each of the Lenders pursuant to Section 2.01.
Committed Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.01.
Committed Loan Notice” means a notice of (a) a Committed Borrowing, (b) a conversion of Committed Loans from one Type to the other, or (c) a continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans, pursuant to Section 2.02(a), which shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A or such other form as may be approved by the Administrative Agent (including any form on an electronic platform or electronic transmission system as shall be approved by the Administrative Agent), appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the applicable Borrower.
Commodity Exchange Act” means the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.), as amended from time to time, and any successor statute.
Company” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.

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Compliance Certificate” means a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit D.
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 Fixed Charges” means, for any period, the sum of (a) Consolidated Long-Term Lease Rentals for such period and (b) consolidated Interest Expense of the Company and its Subsidiaries (including capitalized interest and the interest component of Capitalized Leases) for such period.
Consolidated Long-Term Lease Rentals” means, for any period, the sum of the minimum amount of rental and other obligations of the Company and its Subsidiaries required to be paid during such period under all leases of real or personal property (other than Capitalized Leases) having a term (including any required renewals or extensions or any renewals or extensions at the option of the lessor or lessee) of one year or more after the commencement of the initial term, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP.
Consolidated Net Income” means, for any period, the net income (or deficit) of the Company and its Subsidiaries for such period, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, but excluding in any event (a) any extraordinary gain or loss (net of any tax effect), (b) cash distributions received by the Company or any Subsidiary from any Eligible Joint Venture and (c) net earnings of any Person (other than a Subsidiary) in which the Company or any Subsidiary has an ownership interest unless such net earnings shall have actually been received by the Company or such Subsidiary in the form of cash distributions.
Consolidated Net Income Available for Fixed Charges” means, for any period, Consolidated Net Income plus, to the extent deducted in determining such Consolidated Net Income, (a) provisions for income taxes, (b) Consolidated Fixed Charges, (c) to the extent not already included in Consolidated Net Income, dividends and distributions actually received in cash during such period from Persons that are not Subsidiaries of the Company, (d) retention bonuses paid to officers, directors and employees of the Company and its Subsidiaries in connection with the Transaction not to exceed $25,000,000, (e) any charges, fees and expenses incurred in connection with the Transaction, the transactions related thereto, and any related issuance of Indebtedness or equity, whether or not successful, (f) charges, expenses and losses incurred in connection with restructuring and integration activities in connection with the Transaction, including in connection with closures of certain facilities and termination of leases, (g) non-cash compensation expenses for management or employees to the extent deducted in computing Consolidated Net Income, (h) expenses incurred in connection with the Shaw Acquisition and relating to termination and severance as to, or relocation of, officers, directors and employees not exceeding $110,000,000, and (i) equity earnings booked or recognized by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries from Eligible Joint Ventures not to exceed 15% (or such lower percentage as may be set forth in the Note Purchase Agreements) of EBITDA of the Company pursuant to clauses (a) through (i) of the definition thereof for such period.
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consolidated Subsidiaries plus any preferred stock of the Company to the extent that it has not been redeemed for indebtedness, as determined in accordance with Agreement Accounting Principles.
Contaminant” means any waste, pollutant, hazardous substance, toxic substance, hazardous waste, special waste, petroleum or petroleum-derived substance or waste, asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls (“PCBs”), or any constituent of any such substance or waste, and includes but is not limited to these terms as defined in Environmental, Health or Safety Requirements of Law.
Contingent Obligation”, as applied to any Person, means any Contractual Obligation, contingent or otherwise, of that Person with respect to any Indebtedness of another or other obligation or liability of another, including, without limitation, any such Indebtedness, obligation or liability of another directly or indirectly guaranteed, endorsed (otherwise than for collection or deposit in the ordinary course of business), co-made or discounted or sold with recourse by that Person, or in respect of which that Person is otherwise directly or indirectly liable, including Contractual Obligations (contingent or otherwise) arising through any agreement to purchase, repurchase, or otherwise acquire such Indebtedness, obligation or liability or any security therefor, or to provide funds for the payment or discharge thereof (whether in the form of loans, advances, stock purchases, capital contributions or otherwise), or to maintain solvency, assets, level of income, or other financial condition, or to make payment other than for value received. The amount of any Contingent Obligation shall be equal to the present value of the portion of the obligation so guaranteed or otherwise supported, in the case of known recurring obligations, and the maximum reasonably anticipated liability in respect of the portion of the obligation so guaranteed or otherwise supported assuming such Person is required to perform thereunder, in all other cases.
Continuing Director” means, with respect to any person as of any date of determination, any member of the board of directors of such Person who (a) was a member of such board of directors on the Closing Date, or (b) was nominated for election or elected to such board of directors with the approval of the required majority of the Continuing Directors who were members of such board at the time of such nomination or election; provided that an individual who is so elected or nominated in connection with a merger, consolidation, acquisition or similar transaction shall not be a Continuing Director unless such individual was a Continuing Director prior thereto.
Contractual Obligation”, as applied to any Person, means any provision of any equity or debt securities issued by that Person or any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, security agreement, pledge agreement, guaranty, contract, undertaking, agreement or instrument, in any case in writing, to which that Person is a party or by which it or any of its properties is bound, or to which it or any of its properties is subject.
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.
Controlled Group” means the group consisting of (a) any corporation which is a member of the same controlled group of corporations (within the meaning of Section 414(b) of the Code)

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as the Company; (b) a partnership or other trade or business (whether or not incorporated) which is under common control (within the meaning of Section 414(c) of the Code) with the Company; and (c) a member of the same affiliated service group (within the meaning of Section 414(m) of the Code) as the Company, any corporation described in clause (a) above or any partnership or trade or business described in clause (b) above.
Credit Extension” means each of the following: (a) a Borrowing and (b) an L/C Credit Extension.
Customary Permitted Liens” means:
(a)    Liens (other than Environmental Liens and Liens in favor of the IRS or the PBGC) with respect to the payment of taxes, assessments or governmental charges in all cases which are not yet due or (if foreclosure, distraint, sale or other similar proceedings shall not have been commenced or any such proceeding after being commenced is stayed) which are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings properly instituted and diligently conducted and with respect to which adequate reserves or other appropriate provisions are being maintained in accordance with Agreement Accounting Principles;
(b)    statutory Liens of landlords and Liens of suppliers, mechanics, carriers, materialmen, warehousemen, service providers or workmen and other similar 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 properly instituted and diligently conducted and with respect to which adequate reserves or other appropriate provisions are being maintained in accordance with Agreement Accounting Principles;
(c)    Liens (other than Environmental Liens and Liens in favor of the IRS or the PBGC) incurred or deposits made in the ordinary course of business in connection with workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance or other types of social security benefits or to secure the performance of bids, tenders, sales, contracts (other than for the repayment of borrowed money), surety, appeal and performance bonds; provided that (i) all such Liens do not in the aggregate materially detract from the value of the Company’s or its Subsidiary’s assets or property taken as a whole or materially impair the use thereof in the operation of the businesses taken as a whole, and (ii) all Liens securing bonds to stay judgments or in connection with appeals do not secure at any time an aggregate amount exceeding $5,000,000;
(d)    Liens arising with respect to zoning restrictions, easements, encroachments, licenses, reservations, covenants, rights-of-way, utility easements, building restrictions and other similar charges, restrictions or encumbrances on the use of real property which do not in any case materially detract from the value of the property subject thereto or interfere with the ordinary conduct of the business of the Company or any of its respective Subsidiaries;
(e)    Liens of attachment or judgment with respect to judgments, writs or warrants of attachment, or similar process against the Company or any of its Subsidiaries which do not constitute a Default under Section 8.01(h) hereof; and

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(f)    any interest or title of the lessor in the property subject to any operating lease entered into by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business.
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 that constitutes an Event of Default or that, with the giving of any notice, the passage of time, or both, would be an Event of Default.
Default Rate” means (a) when used with respect to Obligations other than Letter of Credit Fees, an interest rate equal to (i) the Base Rate plus (ii) the Applicable Rate, if any, applicable to Base Rate Loans plus (iii) 2% per annum; provided, however, that with respect to a Eurodollar Rate Loan, the Default Rate shall be an interest rate equal to the interest rate (including any Applicable Rate) otherwise applicable to such Loan plus 2% per annum, and (b) when used with respect to Letter of Credit Fees, a rate equal to the Applicable Rate plus 2% per annum.
Defaulting Lender” means, subject to Section 2.17(b), any Lender that (a) has failed to (i) fund all or any portion of its Loans within two (2) Business Days of the date such Loans were required to be funded hereunder unless such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Company 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 applicable L/C Issuer, the Swing Line Lender or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder (including in respect of its participation in Letters of Credit or Swing Line Loans) within two (2) Business Days of the date when due, (b) has notified the Company, the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuers or the Swing Line Lender in writing that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations hereunder, or has made a public statement to that effect (unless such writing or public statement relates to such Lender’s obligation to fund a 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 (3) Business Days after written request by the Administrative Agent or the Company, to confirm in writing to the Administrative Agent and the Company 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 Company), 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, or (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; provided that for the avoidance of doubt, a Lender shall not be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of (i) the ownership or acquisition of any Capital Stock in that Lender or any direct or indirect parent company thereof by a Governmental Authority or (ii) in the case of a Solvent Person, the precautionary appointment of an administrator, guardian, custodian or other similar official by a Governmental

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Authority under or based on the Law of the country where such Person is subject to home jurisdiction supervision if applicable Law requires that such appointment not be publicly disclosed, in any such case, so long as such ownership interest or where such action (as applicable) 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, and of the effective date of such status, shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error, and such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender (subject to Section 2.17(b)) as of the date established therefor by the Administrative Agent in a written notice of such determination, which shall be delivered by the Administrative Agent to the Company, each L/C Issuer, the Swing Line Lender and each other Lender promptly following such determination.
Designated Borrower” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.
Designated Borrower Request and Assumption Agreement” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14.
Designated Hedging Agreement” has the meaning specified in Section 11.07.
Designated Jurisdiction” means any country or territory to the extent that such country or territory itself is the subject of any Sanction.
Disposition” or “Dispose” means the sale, transfer, license, lease or other disposition (including any sale and leaseback transaction) of any property 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.
Disqualified Stock” means any Capital Stock that, by its terms (or by the terms of any security into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable), or upon the happening of any event, matures or is mandatorily redeemable, pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise, or redeemable at the option of the holder thereof, in whole or in part, on or prior to the date that is ninety-one (91) days after the Maturity Date.
DOL” means the United States Department of Labor and any Person succeeding to the functions thereof.
Dollar” and “$” mean lawful money of the United States.
Dollar Equivalent” of any currency at any date shall mean (a) the amount of such currency if such currency is Dollars or (b) the equivalent in Dollars of the amount of such currency if such currency is any currency other than Dollars, calculated on the basis of the Spot Rate (determined as of such date, if such date is a Revaluation Date, or if such date is not a Computation Date, as of the most recent Revaluation Date) of the Administrative Agent or the applicable L/C Issuer, as the case may be.

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Domestic Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary of the Company (a) that is organized under the laws of the United States, any state thereof or the District of Columbia and (b) substantially all of the operations of which are conducted within the United States.
Dutch Borrower” means any Borrower which is incorporated under the laws of the Netherlands.
EBIT” means, for any period, on a consolidated basis for the Company and its Subsidiaries, the sum of the amounts for such period, without duplication, calculated in each case in accordance with Agreement Accounting Principles, of (a) Consolidated Net Income, plus (b) Interest Expense to the extent deducted in computing Consolidated Net Income, plus (c) charges against income for foreign, federal, state and local taxes to the extent deducted in computing Consolidated Net Income, plus (d) any other non-recurring non-cash charges (excluding any such non-cash charges to the extent any such non-cash charge becomes, or is expected to become, a cash charge in a later period) to the extent deducted in computing Consolidated Net Income, plus (e) extraordinary losses incurred other than in the ordinary course of business to the extent deducted in computing Consolidated Net Income, minus (f) any non-recurring non-cash credits to the extent added in computing Consolidated Net Income, minus (g) extraordinary gains realized other than in the ordinary course of business to the extent added in computing Consolidated Net Income.
EBITDA” means, for any period, on a consolidated basis for the Company and its Subsidiaries, the sum of the amounts for such period, without duplication, calculated in each case in accordance with Agreement Accounting Principles, of (a) EBIT plus (b) depreciation expense to the extent deducted in computing Consolidated Net Income, plus (c) amortization expense, including, without limitation, amortization of goodwill and other intangible assets to the extent deducted in computing Consolidated Net Income, plus (d) non-cash compensation expenses for management or employees to the extent deducted in computing Consolidated Net Income, plus (e) to the extent not already included in Consolidated Net Income, dividends and distributions actually received in cash during such period from Persons that are not Subsidiaries of the Company, plus (f) retention bonuses paid to officers, directors and employees of the Company and its Subsidiaries in connection with the Transaction not to exceed $25,000,000, plus (g) any charges, fees and expenses incurred in connection with the Transaction, the transactions related thereto, and any related issuance of Indebtedness or equity, whether or not successful, plus (h) charges, expenses and losses incurred in connection with restructuring and integration activities in connection with the Transaction, including in connection with closures of certain facilities and termination of leases, plus (i) expenses incurred in connection with the Shaw Acquisition and relating to termination and severance as to, or relocation of, officers, directors and employees not exceeding $110,000,000, and plus (j) equity earnings booked or recognized by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries from Eligible Joint Ventures not to exceed 15% (or such lower percentage as may be set forth in the Note Purchase Agreements) of EBITDA of the Company pursuant to clauses (a) through (i) of this definition for such period.
Eligible Assignee” means any Person that is primarily engaged in the business of commercial banking and that (a) is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender, (b) shall have senior unsecured long-term debt ratings which are rated at least BBB (or the equivalent) as publicly announced by S&P or Fitch Investors Services, Inc. or Baa2 (or the equivalent) as publicly announced

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by Moody’s or (c) shall otherwise be reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuers.
Eligible Joint Venture” means, at each time of determination, a joint venture of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries that has been designated as such to the Administrative Agent (a) for which annual unaudited financial statements and quarterly unaudited financial statements have been delivered to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, in each case such financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP and otherwise in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, (b) of which between a 20% and 50% interest in the profits or capital thereof is owned by the Company or one or more of its Subsidiaries, or the Company and one or more of its Subsidiaries, (c) for which the Eligible Joint Venture Leverage Ratio of such joint venture is less than 1.00 to 1.00, and (d) that is validly existing under the Laws of its jurisdiction of organization or formation (or equivalent); provided, however, that there may not be more than ten (10) designated Eligible Joint Ventures at any time.
Eligible Joint Venture Consolidated Net Income” means, for any period, the net income (or deficit) of any joint venture of the Company and its Subsidiaries for such period, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, but excluding in any event (a) any extraordinary gain or loss (net of any tax effect) and (b) net earnings of any Person (other than a Subsidiary) in which such joint venture or any Subsidiary has an ownership interest unless such net earnings shall have actually been received by such joint venture or such Subsidiary in the form of cash distributions.
Eligible Joint Venture EBITDA” means, for any period, for any joint venture of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, an amount equal to Eligible Joint Venture Consolidated Net Income for such period plus (a) the following to the extent deducted in calculating such Eligible Joint Venture Consolidated Net Income: (i) Eligible Joint Venture Interest Charges for such period, (ii) the provision for Federal, state, local and foreign income taxes payable by such joint venture for such period, (iii) depreciation and amortization expense and (iv) other non-recurring expenses of such joint venture reducing such Eligible Joint Venture Consolidated Net Income which do not represent a cash item in such period or any future period, and minus (b) the following to the extent included in calculating such Eligible Joint Venture Consolidated Net Income: (i) Federal, state, local and foreign income tax credits of such joint venture for such period and (ii) all non-cash items increasing Eligible Joint Venture Consolidated Net Income for such period.
Eligible Joint Venture Interest Charges” means, for any period, for any joint venture of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, the sum of (a) all interest, premium payments, debt discount, fees, charges and related expenses of such joint venture in connection with borrowed money (including capitalized interest) or in connection with the deferred purchase price of assets, in each case to the extent treated as interest in accordance with GAAP, and (b) the portion of rent expense of such joint venture with respect to such period under capital leases that is treated as interest in accordance with GAAP.
Eligible Joint Venture Leverage Ratio” means, as of any date of determination, for any joint venture of the Company, the ratio of (a) Indebtedness for such joint venture of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, to (b) Eligible Joint Venture EBITDA for the period of the four prior fiscal quarters ending on or most recently ended prior to such date.

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Environmental, Health or Safety Requirements of Law” means all Requirements of Law derived from or relating to foreign, federal, state and local laws or regulations relating to or addressing pollution or protection of the environment, or protection of worker health or safety, including, but not limited to, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. § 9601 et seq., the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 29 U.S.C. § 651 et seq., and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, 42 U.S.C. § 6901 et seq., in each case including any amendments thereto, any successor statutes, and any regulations or guidance promulgated thereunder, and any state or local equivalent thereof.
Environmental Liability” means any liability, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of environmental remediation, fines, penalties or indemnities), of the Company, any other Loan Party or any of their respective Subsidiaries directly or indirectly resulting from or based upon (a) violation of any Environmental Law, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage, treatment or disposal of any Hazardous Materials, (c) exposure to any Hazardous Materials, (d) the release or threatened release of any Hazardous Materials into the environment or (e) any contract, agreement or other consensual arrangement pursuant to which liability is assumed or imposed with respect to any of the foregoing.
Environmental Lien” means a lien in favor of any Governmental Authority for (a) any liability under Environmental, Health or Safety Requirements of Law, or (b) damages arising from, or costs incurred by such Governmental Authority in response to, a Release or threatened Release of a Contaminant into the environment.
Equity Interests” means Capital Stock and all warrants, options or other rights to acquire Capital Stock (but excluding any debt security that is convertible into, or exchangeable for, Capital Stock). Equity Interests will not include any Incentive Arrangements or obligations or payments thereunder.
ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended from time to time including (unless the context otherwise requires) any rules or regulations promulgated thereunder.
Euro” and “” mean the single currency of the Participating Member States.
Eurodollar Rate” means:
(a)    for any Interest Period with respect to a Eurodollar Rate Loan, the rate per annum equal to the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) or a comparable or successor rate, which rate is approved by the Administrative Agent, as published on the applicable Bloomberg screen page (or such other commercially available source providing such quotations as may be designated by the Administrative Agent from time to time) at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two (2) Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period, for Dollar deposits (for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period) with a term equivalent to such Interest Period; and
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Business Days prior to such date for U.S. Dollar deposits with a term of one month commencing that day;
provided that in no event shall such rate be less than 0%; provided, further that to the extent a comparable or successor rate is approved by the Administrative Agent in connection herewith, the approved rate shall be applied to the applicable Interest Period in a manner consistent with market practice; and provided, further that to the extent such market practice is not administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent, such approved rate shall be applied in a manner as otherwise reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent.
Eurodollar Rate Loan” means a Committed Loan that bears interest at a rate based on clause (a) of the definition of “Eurodollar Rate”. All Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be denominated in Dollars.
Event of Default” has the meaning specified in Section 8.01.
Excluded Foreign Subsidiary” means any Foreign Subsidiary other than those listed as Foreign Subsidiaries on Schedule 1.01A.
Excluded Joint Venture” means a Subsidiary that is a joint venture or an unincorporated association that is not required to become a Guarantor pursuant to Section 6.13.
Excluded Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Loan Party, any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, all or a portion of the Guaranty of such Loan Party of, or the grant by such Loan Party of a security interest to secure, such Swap Obligation (or any Guaranty thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof) by virtue of such Loan Party’s failure for any reason to constitute an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act (determined after giving effect to Section 10.21 and any other “keepwell, support or other agreement” for the benefit of such Loan Party and any and all guarantees of such Loan Party’s Swap Obligations by other Loan Parties) at the time the Guaranty of such Loan Party, or a grant by such Loan Party of a security interest, becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation. If a Swap Obligation arises under a master agreement governing more than one swap, such exclusion shall apply only to the portion of such Swap Obligation that is attributable to swaps for which such Guaranty or security interest is or becomes excluded in accordance with the first sentence of this definition.
Excluded Taxes” means any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to any Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to a Recipient, (a) Taxes imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated), 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 Lending Office located in, the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (or any political subdivision thereof) or (ii) that are Other Connection Taxes, (b) in the case of a Lender, U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed on amounts payable to or for the account of such Lender with respect to an applicable interest in a Loan or Commitment pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which (i) such Lender acquires such interest in the Loan or Commitment (other than pursuant to an assignment request by the Company under Section 10.13)

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or (ii) such Lender changes its Lending Office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 3.01(a)(ii) or (c), amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable either to such Lender’s assignor immediately before such Lender became a party hereto or to such Lender immediately before it changed its Lending Office, (c) Taxes attributable to such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 3.01(e) and (d) any U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed pursuant to FATCA.
Existing Letters of Credit” means those letters of credit existing on the Closing Date and identified on Schedule 2.03.
Existing Credit Agreement” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraphs hereto.
Existing Lenders” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraphs hereto.
Existing Revolving Credit Agreement” means that certain Credit Agreement dated as of October 28, 2013 by and among the Company, the Initial Borrower and certain other Subsidiaries of the Company party thereto, as borrowers, the lenders party thereto and Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, in each case, as amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.
Existing 2012 Term Loan Credit Agreement” means that certain Term Loan Agreement dated as of December 21, 2012 by and among the Company, the Initial Borrower, as borrower, the lenders party thereto and Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, in each case, as amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.
Existing 2015 Term Loan Credit Agreement” means that certain Term Loan Agreement dated as of July 8, 2015 by and among the Company, the Initial Borrower, as borrower, the lenders party thereto and Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, in each case, as amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.
FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the date of this Agreement (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code, any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code and any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to such intergovernmental agreement.
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 arranged by Federal funds brokers on such day, as published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on the Business Day next succeeding such day; provided that (a) if such day is not a Business Day, the Federal Funds Rate for such day shall be such rate on such transactions on the immediately preceding Business Day as so published on the next succeeding Business Day, and (b) if no such rate is so published on such next succeeding Business Day, the Federal Funds Rate for such day

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shall be the average rate (rounded upward, if necessary, to a whole multiple of 1/100 of 1%) charged to Bank of America on such day on such transactions as determined by the Administrative Agent.
Fee Letters” means, collectively, (a) the letter agreement, dated May 21, 2015, among the Company, the Initial Borrower, the Administrative Agent and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, (b) the letter agreement dated May 22, 2015, among the Company, the Initial Borrower and Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, (c) the letter agreement dated May 22, 2015, among the Company, the Initial Borrower and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., and (d) the letter agreement dated May 22, 2015, among the Company, the Initial Borrower and BNP Paribas Securities Corp.
Financial Credit Obligations” means the sum of the outstanding principal amount of all Loans and all L/C Obligations under each Financial Letter of Credit.
Financial Letter of Credit” means any Letter of Credit other than a Performance Letter of Credit.
Financial Letter of Credit Sublimit” means an amount equal to $50,000,000. The Financial Letter of Credit Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Aggregate Commitments.
Financial Officer” means any of the chief financial officer, principal accounting officer, treasurer or controller of the Company, acting singly.
Foreign Employee Benefit Plan” means any employee benefit plan as defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA which is maintained or contributed to for the benefit of the employees of the Company, any of its respective Subsidiaries or any members of its Controlled Group and is not covered by ERISA pursuant to ERISA Section 4(b)(4).
Foreign Lender” means, with respect to any Borrower, (a) if such Borrower is a U.S. Person, a Lender that is not a U.S. Person, and (b) if such 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 such Borrower is resident for tax purposes. For purposes of this definition, the United States, each State thereof and the District of Columbia shall be deemed to constitute a single jurisdiction.
Foreign Pension Plan” means any employee benefit plan as described in Section 3(3) of ERISA for which the Company or any member of its Controlled Group is a sponsor or administrator and which (a) is maintained or contributed to for the benefit of employees of the Company, any of its respective Subsidiaries or any member of its Controlled Group, (b) is not covered by ERISA pursuant to Section 4(b)(4) of ERISA, and (c) under applicable local law, is required to be funded through a trust or other funding vehicle.
Foreign Subsidiary” means a Subsidiary of the Company which is not a Domestic Subsidiary.
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Fronting Exposure” means, at any time there is a Defaulting Lender, (a) with respect to an L/C Issuer, such Defaulting Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all 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 Swing Line Lender, such Defaulting Lender’s Applicable Percentage of Swing Line Loans other than Swing Line Loans as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Lenders 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).
Guaranteed Obligations” has the meaning specified in Section 11.01(a).
Guarantors” means, collectively, (a) the Subsidiary Guarantors, (b) the Company and (c) with respect to (i) Hedging Obligations owing by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary of a Loan Party (other than a Borrower) under any Designated Hedging Agreements and (ii) the payment and performance by each Specified Loan Party of its obligations under its Guaranty with respect to all Hedging Obligations under Designated Hedging Agreements, each Borrower.
Guaranty” means each of (a) the guaranty by the Company and each Designated Borrower of all of the Obligations of Initial Borrower and the Designated Borrowers pursuant to Article XI of this Agreement and (b) the Subsidiary Guaranty, in each case, as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.
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.

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Hedge Bank” means any Person that, (a) at the time it enters into a Hedging Obligation not prohibited by this Agreement, is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender, or (b) at the time it (or its Affiliate) becomes a Lender, is a party to a Hedging Obligation not prohibited by this Agreement, in each case, in its capacity as a party to such Hedging Obligation.
Hedging Arrangements” has the meaning specified in “Hedging Obligations” below.
Hedging Obligations” of a Person means any and all obligations of such Person, whether absolute or contingent and howsoever and whensoever created, arising, evidenced or acquired (including all renewals, extensions and modifications thereof and substitutions therefor), under (a) any and all agreements, devices or arrangements designed to protect at least one of the parties thereto from the fluctuations of interest rates, commodity prices, exchange rates or forward rates applicable to such party’s assets, liabilities or exchange transactions, including, but not limited to, dollar-denominated or cross-currency interest rate exchange agreements, forward currency exchange agreements, interest rate cap or collar protection agreements, forward rate currency or interest rate options, puts and warrants or any similar derivative transactions (“Hedging Arrangements”), and (b) any and all cancellations, buy backs, reversals, terminations or assignments of any of the foregoing.
Home Country” has the meaning specified in Section 5.18(a).
Incentive Arrangements” means any stock ownership, restricted stock, stock option, stock appreciation rights, “phantom” stock plans, employment agreements, non-competition agreements, subscription and stockholders agreements and other incentive and bonus plans and similar arrangements made in connection with the retention of executives, officers or employees of the Company and its Subsidiaries.
Indebtedness” of a Person means, without duplication, such Person’s (a) obligations for borrowed money, (b) obligations representing the deferred purchase price of property or services (other than (i) accounts payable arising in the ordinary course of such Person’s business payable on terms customary in the trade, and (ii) purchase price adjustments, earnouts or other similar forms of contingent purchase prices), (c) obligations, whether or not assumed, secured by Liens or payable out of the proceeds or production from property or assets now or hereafter owned or acquired by such Person, (d) obligations which are evidenced by notes, acceptances or other instruments, (e) Capitalized Lease Obligations, (f) Contingent Obligations, (g) obligations with respect to any letters of credit, bank guarantees and similar instruments, including, without limitation, Financial Letters of Credit and Performance Letters of Credit (in each case, under and as defined in this Agreement and the Existing Revolving Credit Agreement), and all reimbursement agreements related thereto, (h) Off-Balance Sheet Liabilities and (i) Disqualified Stock.
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.
Indemnitees” has the meaning specified in Section 10.04(b).

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Information” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07.
Initial Borrower” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.
Interest Expense” means, for any period, the total gross interest expense of the Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries, whether paid or accrued, including, without duplication, the interest component of Capitalized Leases, commitment and letter of credit fees, the discount or implied interest component of Off-Balance Sheet Liabilities, capitalized interest expense, pay-in-kind interest expense, amortization of debt documents and net payments (if any) pursuant to Hedging Arrangements relating to interest rate protection, all as determined in conformity with Agreement Accounting Principles.
Interest Payment Date” means, (a) as to any Loan other than a Base Rate Loan, the last day of each Interest Period applicable to such Loan and the Maturity Date; provided, however, that if any Interest Period for a Eurodollar Rate Loan exceeds three months, the respective dates that fall every three months after the beginning of such Interest Period shall also be Interest Payment Dates; and (b) as to any Base Rate Loan (including a Swing Line Loan), the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December and the Maturity Date.
Interest Period” means as to each Eurodollar Rate Loan, the period commencing on the date such Eurodollar Rate Loan is disbursed or converted to or continued as a Eurodollar Rate Loan and ending on the date seven days, one month, two months, three months or six months thereafter (or, subject to the Administrative Agent’s receipt of all Lenders’ consent, another period so long as such period is not more than twelve (12) months), as selected by the applicable Borrower in its Committed Loan Notice, or such other period that is twelve months or less requested by the applicable Borrower and consented to by all of the Lenders; provided that:
(a)    any Interest Period that would otherwise end on a day that is not a Business Day shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day unless, in the case of a Eurodollar Rate Loan, such Business Day falls in another calendar month, in which case such Interest Period shall end on the immediately preceding Business Day;
(b)    any Interest Period pertaining to a Eurodollar Rate Loan 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 calendar month at the end of such Interest Period; and
(c)    no Interest Period shall extend beyond the Maturity Date.
Investment” means, with respect to any Person, (a) any purchase or other acquisition by that Person of any Indebtedness, Equity Interests or other securities, or of a beneficial interest in any Indebtedness, Equity Interests or other securities, issued by any other Person; (b) any purchase by that Person of all or substantially all of the assets of a business (whether of a division, branch, unit operation, or otherwise) conducted by another Person; and (c) any loan, advance (other than deposits with financial institutions available for withdrawal on demand, prepaid expenses, accounts receivable, advances to employees and similar items made or incurred in the ordinary course of

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business) or capital contribution actually invested by that Person to any other Person (but excluding any subsequent passive increases or accretions to the value of such initial capital contribution), including all Indebtedness to such Person arising from a sale of property by such Person other than in the ordinary course of its business.
IRS” means the United States Internal Revenue Service.
ISP” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the “International Standby Practices 1998” published by the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice, Inc. (or such later version thereof as may be in effect at the time of issuance).
Issuer Documents” means with respect to any Letter of Credit, the Letter of Credit Application, and any other document, agreement and instrument entered into by the applicable L/C Issuer and the applicable Borrower (or any Subsidiary) or in favor of the applicable L/C Issuer and relating to such Letter of Credit.
Laws” means, collectively, all international, foreign, Federal, state and local statutes, treaties, rules, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, codes and administrative or judicial precedents or authorities, including the interpretation or administration thereof by any Governmental Authority charged with the enforcement, interpretation or administration thereof, and all applicable administrative orders, directed duties, requests, licenses, authorizations and permits of, and agreements with, any Governmental Authority, in each case whether or not having the force of law.
L/C Advance” means, with respect to each Lender, such Lender’s funding of its participation in any L/C Borrowing in accordance with its Applicable Percentage. All L/C Advances shall be denominated in Dollars.
L/C Borrowing” means an extension of credit resulting from a drawing under any Letter of Credit which has not been reimbursed on the date when made or refinanced as a Committed Borrowing. All L/C Borrowings shall be denominated in Dollars.
L/C Credit Extension” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the issuance thereof or extension of the expiry date thereof, or the increase of the amount thereof.
L/C Issuers” means (a) Bank of America or any of its Affiliates designated by Bank of America in its capacity as issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, or any successor to Bank of America in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, (b) BNP Paribas or any of its Affiliates designated by BNP Paribas in its capacity as issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, or any successor to BNP Paribas in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, (c) Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank or any of its Affiliates designated by Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank in its capacity as issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, or any successor to Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, (d) BBVA Compass or any of its Affiliates designated by BBVA Compass in its capacity as issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, or any successor to BBVA Compass in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, (e) Bank of Montreal or any of its Affiliates designated by Bank of Montreal in its capacity as issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, or any successor to Bank

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of Montreal in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, (f) The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd or any of its Affiliates designated by The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd in its capacity as issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, or any successor to The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, (g) each of the Persons identified on Schedule 2.03, in its capacity as issuer of an Existing Letter of Credit, and (h) any other Lender, selected by the Borrowers and reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder or any successor to such Lender in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, which Lender consents to its appointment by the Borrowers as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder pursuant to a joinder agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and its counsel. All references to the L/C Issuer shall mean any L/C Issuer, the L/C Issuer issuing the applicable Letter of Credit, or all L/C Issuers, as the context may imply.
L/C Obligations” means, as at any date of determination, the aggregate amount available to be drawn under all outstanding Letters of Credit plus the aggregate of all Unreimbursed Amounts, including all L/C Borrowings. For purposes of computing the amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.09. For all purposes of this Agreement, if on any date of determination a Letter of Credit has expired by its terms but any amount may still be drawn thereunder by reason of the operation of Rule 3.14 of the ISP, such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be “outstanding” in the amount so remaining available to be drawn.
Lenders” means the lending institutions listed on the signature pages of this Agreement as a Lender and their respective successors and assigns and, unless the context requires otherwise, includes the Swing Line Lender.
Lender Increase Notice” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(b).
Lending Office” means, as to any Lender, the office or offices of such Lender described as such in such Lender’s Administrative Questionnaire, or such other office or offices as a Lender may from time to time notify the Company and the Administrative Agent.
Letter of Credit” means any standby Financial Letter of Credit or Performance Letter of Credit issued hereunder providing for the payment of cash upon the honoring of a presentation thereunder and shall include the Existing Letters of Credit. Letters of Credit may be issued in Dollars or in an Alternative Currency.
Letter of Credit Application” means an application and agreement for the issuance or amendment of a Letter of Credit in the form from time to time in use by the applicable L/C Issuer.
Letter of Credit Expiration Date” means the day that is seven (7) days prior to the Maturity Date then in effect (or, if such day is not a Business Day, the immediately preceding Business Day).
Letter of Credit Fee” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(h).
Leverage Ratio” has the meaning specified in Section 7.18(a).

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LIBOR” has the meaning specified in the definition of Eurodollar Rate.
Lien” means any lien (statutory or other), mortgage, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, deposit arrangement, encumbrance or preference, priority or security agreement or preferential arrangement of any kind or nature whatsoever (including, without limitation, the interest of a vendor or lessor under any conditional sale, Capitalized Lease or other title retention agreement).
Loan” means an extension of credit by a Lender to a Borrower under Article II in the form of a Committed Loan or a Swing Line Loan.
Loan Documents” means this Agreement, each Designated Borrower Request and Assumption Agreement, each Note, each Issuer Document, any agreement creating or perfecting rights in Cash Collateral pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.16, the Fee Letters and each Guaranty.
Loan Parties” means, collectively, the Company, the Initial Borrower, each Designated Borrower and each Subsidiary Guarantor.
London Banking Day” means any day on which dealings in Dollar deposits are conducted by and between banks in the London interbank Eurodollar market (and, if the Letter of Credit which is the subject of such issuance or payment is denominated in an Alternative Currency, a day upon which such clearing system as is determined by the Administrative Agent to be suitable for clearing or settlement of such Alternative Currency is open for business).
Margin Stock” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Regulation U.
Market Disruption” has the meaning specified in Section 1.06(d).
Material Adverse Effect” means a material adverse effect upon (a) the business, condition (financial or otherwise), operations, performance, properties or results of operations of the Company, any other Borrower, or the Company and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, (b) the collective ability of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to perform their respective obligations under the Loan Documents, or (c) the ability of the Lenders or the Administrative Agent to enforce the Obligations; it being understood and agreed that the occurrence of a Product Liability Event shall not constitute an event which causes a “Material Adverse Effect” unless and until the aggregate amount of, or attributable to, Product Liability Events (to the extent not covered by third-party insurance as to which the insured does not dispute coverage) exceeds, during any period of twelve (12) consecutive months, the greater of (x) $20,000,000 and (y) 20% of EBITDA (for the then most recently completed period of four fiscal quarters of the Company).
Material Indebtedness” is defined in Section 8.01(e).
Material Subsidiary” means, without duplication, (a) each Designated Borrower and (b) any Subsidiary that directly or indirectly owns or Controls any Designated Borrower or other Material Subsidiary and (c) any other Subsidiary (i) the consolidated net revenues of which for the most recent fiscal year of the Company for which audited financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(b) were greater than five percent (5%) of the Company’s consolidated net

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revenues for such fiscal year or (ii) the consolidated assets of which as of the end of such fiscal year were greater than five percent (5%) of the Company’s consolidated assets as of such date; provided that, if at any time the aggregate amount of the consolidated net revenues or consolidated assets of all Subsidiaries that are not Material Subsidiaries exceeds twenty percent (20%) of the Company’s consolidated net revenues for any such fiscal year or twenty percent (20%) of the Company’s consolidated assets as of the end of any such fiscal year, the Company (or, in the event the Company has failed to do so within ten (10) days, the Administrative Agent) shall designate sufficient Subsidiaries as “Material Subsidiaries” to eliminate such excess, and such designated Subsidiaries shall for all purposes of this Agreement constitute Material Subsidiaries. For purposes of making the determinations required by this definition, (x) revenues and assets of Foreign Subsidiaries shall be converted into Dollars at the rates used in preparing the consolidated balance sheet of the Company included in the applicable financial statements and (y) revenues and assets of Excluded Joint Ventures shall be disregarded. The Material Subsidiaries on the Closing Date are identified in Schedule 1.01B hereto.
Maturity Date” means July 8, 2020; provided, however, that if such date is not a Business Day, the Maturity Date shall be the immediately preceding Business Day.
Minimum Collateral Amount” means, at any time, (i) with respect to Cash Collateral consisting of cash or deposit account balances provided to reduce or eliminate Fronting Exposure during the existence of a Defaulting Lender, an amount equal to 100% of the Fronting Exposure of the applicable L/C Issuer with respect to Letters of Credit issued and outstanding at such time, (ii) with respect to Cash Collateral consisting of cash or deposit account balances provided in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.16(a)(i), (a)(ii) or (a)(iii), an amount equal to 100% of the Outstanding Amount of all LC Obligations, and (iii) otherwise, an amount determined by the Administrative Agent and the applicable L/C Issuer in their sole discretion; provided that with respect to Cash Collateral provided in accordance with Section 8.02(c), or the other provisions of this Agreement when an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, “Minimum Collateral Amount” shall not exceed 103% of the amount of all applicable L/C Obligations.
Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and any successor thereto.
Multiemployer Plan” means a “Multiemployer Plan” as defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA which is, or within the immediately preceding six (6) years was, contributed to by either the Company or any member of the Controlled Group.
NEH” means Nuclear Energy Holdings, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company and wholly-owned Subsidiary of the Company.
Net Cash Proceeds” means, with respect to any Asset Sale or Sale and Leaseback Transaction by any Person, (a) cash or Cash Equivalents (freely convertible into Dollars) received by such Person or any Subsidiary of such Person from such Asset Sale or Sale and Leaseback Transaction (including cash received as consideration for the assumption or incurrence of liabilities incurred in connection with or in anticipation of such Asset Sale or Sale and Leaseback Transaction), after (i) provision for all income or other taxes measured by or resulting from such Asset Sale or Sale and Leaseback Transaction, (ii) payment of all brokerage commissions and other fees and

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expenses and commissions related to such Asset Sale or Sale and Leaseback Transaction, and (iii) all amounts used to repay Indebtedness (and any premium or penalty thereon) secured by a Lien on any asset disposed of in such Asset Sale or Sale and Leaseback Transaction or which is or may be required (by the express terms of the instrument governing such Indebtedness or by applicable law) to be repaid in connection with such Asset Sale or Sale and Leaseback Transaction (including payments made to obtain or avoid the need for the consent of any holder of such Indebtedness); and (b) cash or Cash Equivalents payments in respect of any other consideration received by such Person or any Subsidiary of such Person from such Asset Sale or Sale and Leaseback Transaction upon receipt of such cash payments by such Person or such Subsidiary.
Non-Consenting Lender” means any Lender that does not approve any consent, waiver or amendment that (a) requires the approval of all Lenders or all affected Lenders in accordance with the terms of Section 10.01 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 a Borrower in favor of a Lender evidencing Loans made by such Lender to such Borrower, substantially in the form of Exhibit C.
Note Purchase Agreements” means the 2012 Note Purchase Agreement and the 2015 Note Purchase Agreement.
NPA Notes” means senior notes in an aggregate original principal amount of up to $1,100,000,000 issued by the Initial Borrower pursuant to the Note Purchase Agreements as set forth therein.
Obligations” means all Loans, L/C Obligations, advances, debts, liabilities, obligations, covenants and duties owing, by the Borrowers or any of their Subsidiaries to the Administrative Agent, any Lender, the Swing Line Lender, the Arrangers, any Affiliate of the Administrative Agent or any Lender, any L/C Issuer, any Indemnitee, of any kind or nature, present or future, arising under this Agreement, the L/C Documents or any other Loan Document, whether or not evidenced by any note, guaranty or other instrument, whether or not for the payment of money, whether arising by reason of an extension of credit, loan, foreign exchange risk, guaranty, indemnification, or in any other manner, whether direct or indirect (including those acquired by assignment), absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising and however acquired. The term includes, without limitation, all interest, charges, expenses, fees, attorneys’ fees and disbursements, paralegals’ fees (in each case whether or not allowed), and any other sum chargeable to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries under this Agreement or any other Loan Document, but excludes Hedging Obligations.
OFAC” means the Office of Foreign Assets Control.
Off-Balance Sheet Liabilities” of a Person means (a) any repurchase obligation or liability of such Person or any of its Subsidiaries with respect to Receivables sold by such Person or any of its Subsidiaries, (b) any liability of such Person or any of its Subsidiaries under any sale and leaseback

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transactions which do not create a liability on the consolidated balance sheet of such Person, (c) any liability of such Person or any of its Subsidiaries under any financing lease or so-called “synthetic lease” or “tax ownership operating lease” transaction, or (d) any obligations of such Person or any of its Subsidiaries 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 consolidated balance sheets of such Person and its Subsidiaries.
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 or organization 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 or organization 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 or documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes that arise from any payment made under, from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, from the receipt or perfection of a security interest under, or otherwise with respect to, any Loan Document, except any such Taxes that are Other Connection Taxes imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 3.06).
Outstanding Amount” means (a) with respect to Committed Loans on any date, the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereof after giving effect to any borrowings and prepayments or repayments of such Committed Loans occurring on such date; (b) with respect to Swing Line Loans on any date, the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereof after giving effect to any borrowings and prepayments or repayments of such Swing Line Loans occurring on such date; and (c) with respect to any L/C Obligations on any date, the Dollar Equivalent amount of the aggregate outstanding amount of such L/C Obligations on such date after giving effect to any L/C Credit Extension 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 by the Company of Unreimbursed Amounts.
Overnight Rate” means, for any day, (a) with respect to any amount denominated in Dollars, the greater of (i) the Federal Funds Rate and (ii) an overnight rate determined by the Administrative Agent, the applicable L/C Issuer, or the Swing Line Lender, as the case may be, in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, and (b) with respect to any amount denominated

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in an Alternative Currency, the rate of interest per annum at which overnight deposits in the applicable Alternative Currency, in an amount approximately equal to the amount with respect to which such rate is being determined, would be offered for such day by a branch or Affiliate of Bank of America in the applicable offshore interbank market for such currency to major banks in such interbank market.
Participant” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(d).
Participating Member State” means any member state of the European Union that has the Euro as its lawful currency in accordance with legislation of the European Union relating to Economic and Monetary Union.
Participant Register” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(d).
PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
Performance Letter of Credit” means any Letter of Credit issued to secure ordinary course performance obligations of the Initial Borrower or a Designated Borrower in connection with active construction projects (including projects about to be commenced) or bids for prospective construction projects.
Permitted Acquisition” has the meaning specified in Section 7.06.
Permitted Existing Contingent Obligations” means the Contingent Obligations of the Company and its Subsidiaries identified as such on Schedule 7.05 to this Agreement.
Permitted Existing Indebtedness” means the Indebtedness of the Company and its Subsidiaries identified as such on Schedule 7.01 to this Agreement.
Permitted Existing Investments” means the Investments of the Company and its Subsidiaries identified as such on Schedule 7.04 to this Agreement.
Permitted Existing Liens” means the Liens on assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries identified as such on Schedule 7.03 to this Agreement.
Permitted Refinancing” means, with respect to any Indebtedness (the “Refinanced Indebtedness”), any refinancings, refundings, renewals or extensions thereof (the “Refinancing Indebtedness” thereof); provided that (a) at the time of such refinancing, refunding, renewal or extension, no Default has occurred and is continuing, (b) the amount of such Refinancing Indebtedness does not exceed the amount of such Refinanced Indebtedness except by an amount equal to customary underwriting discounts, fees or commissions, expenses and prepayment premium (if any) incurred in connection with such refinancing, refunding, renewal or extension, plus any existing commitments unutilized under such Refinanced Indebtedness and (c) such Refinancing Indebtedness (i) has a weighted average maturity (measured as of the date of such refinancing, refunding, renewal or extension) and a maturity no shorter than that of such Refinanced Indebtedness, (ii) is not secured by any property or any Lien other than that (if any) securing such Refinanced Indebtedness, (iii) is not guaranteed by or secured by any property of any guarantor or

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other obligor which is not also a guarantor or obligor of such Refinanced Indebtedness, (iv) if such Refinanced Indebtedness is subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations, is subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations on terms no less favorable to the Lenders than those contained in the documentation governing such Refinanced Indebtedness, (v) does not have covenants, events of default or other material terms, taken as a whole, that are less favorable to the Loans Parties than those of the Refinanced Indebtedness and (vi) has an interest rate not exceeding the then applicable market interest rate.
Permitted Sale and Leaseback Transactions” means (a)(i) any Sale and Leaseback Transaction of the Company’s administrative headquarters facility in The Woodlands, Texas and (ii) any Sale and Leaseback Transaction of all or any portion of the Company’s other property, in each case on terms acceptable to the Administrative Agent and only to the extent that the aggregate amount of Net Cash Proceeds from all such Permitted Sale and Leaseback Transactions is less than or equal to $50,000,000 and (b) any Sale and Leaseback Transaction of the Company’s facility in Plainfield, Illinois.
Person” means any individual, corporation, firm, enterprise, partnership, trust, incorporated or unincorporated association, joint venture, joint stock company, limited liability company or other entity of any kind, or any government or political subdivision or any agency, department or instrumentality thereof.
Plan” means an employee benefit plan defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA, other than a Multiemployer Plan, in respect of which the Company or any member of the Controlled Group is, or within the immediately preceding six (6) years was, an “employer” as defined in Section 3(5) of ERISA.
Platform” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.
Product Liability Event” means, solely in connection with asbestos-related claims and litigation, (a) the entry of one or more final judgments or orders against the Company or any Subsidiary, or (b) the Company or any Subsidiary (i) enters into settlements for the payment of money or (ii) pays any legal expenses associated with such judgment, orders or settlements and any and all other aspects of any claims and litigation associated therewith, and with respect to such judgments or orders, (A) enforcement proceedings are commenced by any creditor upon such judgment or order, or (B) there is a period of thirty (30) consecutive days during which a stay of enforcement of such judgment, by reason of a pending appeal or otherwise, is not in effect.
Professional Market Party” means a “professional market party” (professionele marktpartij) within the meaning of the Dutch Act on Financial Supervision (Wet op het financieel toezicht) and any regulations promulgated thereunder from time to time.
Proposed New Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(f).
Protesting Lender” is defined in Section 2.14.
Public Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.

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Qualified ECP Guarantor” shall mean, at any time, each Loan Party with total assets exceeding $10,000,000 or that qualifies at such time as an “eligible contract participant” under the Commodity Exchange Act and can cause another person to qualify as an “eligible contract participant” at such time under §1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the Commodity Exchange Act.
Qualified Securitization Financing” means the securitization of accounts receivables or other working capital assets of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries on customary market terms (including, without limitation, Standard Securitization Undertakings and a Receivables Repurchase Obligation) as determined in good faith by the Company to be in the aggregate commercially fair and reasonable to the Company and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole.
Receivable(s)” means and includes all of the Company’s and its consolidated Subsidiaries’ presently existing and hereafter arising or acquired accounts, accounts receivable, and all present and future rights of the Company or its Subsidiaries, as applicable, to payment for goods sold or leased or for services rendered (except those evidenced by instruments or chattel paper), whether or not they have been earned by performance, and all rights in any merchandise or goods which any of the same may represent, and all rights, title, security and guaranties with respect to each of the foregoing, including, without limitation, any right of stoppage in transit.
Receivables Repurchase Obligation” means any obligation of a seller of receivables in a Qualified Securitization Financing to repurchase receivables arising as a result of a breach of a representation, warranty or covenant or otherwise, including as a result of a receivable or portion thereof becoming subject to any asserted defense, dispute, offset or counterclaim of any kind as a result of any action taken by, any failure to take action by or any other event relating to the seller.
Recipient” means the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any L/C Issuer, as applicable.
Register” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(c).
Regulation T” means Regulation T of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as from time to time in effect and any successor or other regulation or official interpretation of said Board of Governors relating to the extension of credit by and to brokers and dealers of securities for the purpose of purchasing or carrying margin stock (as defined therein).
Regulation U” means Regulation U of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as from time to time in effect and any successor or other regulation or official interpretation of said Board of Governors relating to the extension of credit by banks, non-banks and non-broker lenders for the purpose of purchasing or carrying Margin Stock applicable to member banks of the Federal Reserve System.
Regulation X” means Regulation X of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as from time to time in effect and any successor or other regulation or official interpretation of said Board of Governors relating to the extension of credit by foreign lenders for the purpose of purchasing or carrying margin stock (as defined therein).

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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, pumping, injection, deposit, disposal, discharge, dispersal, leaching or migration into the indoor or outdoor environment, including the movement of Contaminants through or in the air, soil, surface water or groundwater.
Reportable Event” means a reportable event as defined in Section 4043 of ERISA and the regulations issued under such section, with respect to a Plan, excluding, however, such events as to which the PBGC by regulation or otherwise waived the requirement of Section 4043(a) of ERISA that it be notified within thirty (30) days after such event occurs, provided, however, that a failure to meet the minimum funding standards of Section 412 of the Code and of Section 302 of ERISA shall be a Reportable Event regardless of the issuance of any such waiver of the notice requirement in accordance with either Section 4043(a) of ERISA or Section 412(d) of the Code.
Request for Credit Extension” means (a) with respect to a Borrowing, conversion or continuation of Committed Loans, a Committed Loan Notice, (b) with respect to an L/C Credit Extension, a Letter of Credit Application, and (c) with respect to a Swing Line Loan, a Swing Line Loan Notice.
Required Lenders” means, at any time, Lenders having Total Credit Exposures representing more than 50% of the Total Credit Exposures of all Lenders. The Total Credit Exposure of any Defaulting Lender shall be disregarded in determining Required Lenders at any time; provided that, the amount of any participation in any Swing Line Loan and Unreimbursed Amounts that such Defaulting Lender has failed to fund that have not been reallocated to and funded by another Lender shall be deemed to be held by the Lender that is the Swing Line Lender or L/C Issuer, as the case may be, in making such determination.
Requirements of Law” means, as to any Person, the charter and by-laws or other organizational or governing documents of such Person, and any law, rule or regulation, or determination of an arbitrator or a court or other Governmental Authority, in each case applicable to or binding upon such Person or any of its property or to which such Person or any of its property is subject including, without limitation, the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Regulations T, U and X, ERISA, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and any certificate of occupancy, zoning ordinance, building, environmental or land use requirement or permit or environmental, labor, employment, occupational safety or health law, rule or regulation, including Environmental, Health or Safety Requirements of Law.
Responsible Officer” means a Managing Director of the Company, or such other Person as authorized by a Managing Director, acting singly; solely for purposes of the delivery of incumbency certificates pursuant to Section 4.01, the secretary or any assistant secretary of a Loan Party; and, solely for purposes of notices given pursuant to Article II, any other officer or employee of the applicable Loan Party so designated by any of the foregoing officers in a notice to the Administrative Agent or any other officer or employee of the applicable Loan Party designated in

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or pursuant to an agreement between the applicable Loan Party and the Administrative Agent. Any document delivered hereunder that is signed by a Responsible Officer of a Loan Party shall be conclusively presumed to have been authorized by all necessary corporate, partnership and/or other action on the part of such Loan Party and such Responsible Officer shall be conclusively presumed to have acted on behalf of such Loan Party.
Restricted Payment” means (a) any dividend or other distribution, direct or indirect, on account of any Equity Interests of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries now or hereafter outstanding, except a dividend payable solely in such Person’s Capital Stock (other than Disqualified Stock) or in options, warrants or other rights to purchase such Capital Stock, (b) any redemption, retirement, purchase or other acquisition for value, direct or indirect, of any Equity Interests of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries now or hereafter outstanding, other than in exchange for, or out of the proceeds of, the substantially concurrent sale (other than to a Subsidiary of the Company) of other Equity Interests of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries (other than Disqualified Stock), (c) any payment or prepayment of principal of, or interest (whether in cash or as payment-in-kind), premium, if any, fees or other charges with respect to, any Indebtedness subordinated to the Obligations, or any redemption, purchase, retirement, defeasance, prepayment or other acquisition for value, direct or indirect, of any Indebtedness other than (i) the Obligations and (ii) any scheduled payments of principal of or interest with respect to Company’s Indebtedness issued pursuant to the Transaction Facilities, (d) any payment of a claim for the rescission of the purchase or sale of, or for material damages arising from the purchase or sale of, any Indebtedness (other than the Obligations) or any Equity Interests of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, or of a claim for reimbursement, indemnification or contribution arising out of or related to any such claim for damages or rescission and (e) any payment in respect of a purchase price adjustment, earn-out or other similar form of contingent purchase price.
Revaluation Date” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, each of the following: (a) each date of issuance of a Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency, (b) each date of an amendment of any such Letter of Credit having the effect of increasing the amount thereof, (c) each date of any payment by an L/C Issuer under any Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency, (d) in the case of all Existing Letters of Credit denominated in Alternative Currencies, the Closing Date, and (e) on the last Business Day of each calendar month and such additional dates as the Administrative Agent or the applicable L/C Issuer shall determine or the Required Lenders shall require.
Revolving Credit Exposure” means, as to any Lender at any time, the aggregate Outstanding Amount at such time of its Committed Loans and the aggregate Outstanding Amount of such Lender’s participation in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans at such time.
Sale and Leaseback Transaction” means any lease, whether an operating lease or a Capitalized Lease, of any property (whether real or personal or mixed), (a) which the Company or one of its Subsidiaries sold or transferred or is to sell or transfer to any other Person, or (b) which the Company or one of its Subsidiaries intends to use for substantially the same purposes as any other property which has been or is to be sold or transferred by the Company or one of its Subsidiaries to any other Person in connection with such lease.

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Sanction(s)” means any sanction administered or enforced by the United States Government (including without limitation, OFAC), the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, Her Majesty’s Treasury (“HMT”) or other relevant sanctions authority.
S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. and any successor thereto.
Same Day Funds” means (a) with respect to disbursements and payments in Dollars, immediately available funds, and (b) with respect to disbursements and payments in an Alternative Currency, same day or other funds as may be determined by the Administrative Agent or the applicable L/C Issuer, as the case may be, to be customary in the place of disbursement or payment for the settlement of international banking transactions in the relevant Alternative Currency.
SEC” means the Securities and Exchange Commission, or any Governmental Authority succeeding to any of its principal functions.
Selling Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(f).
Shaw Acquisition” means the acquisition of The Shaw Group Inc. by the Company (by means of a merger of a Subsidiary thereof with and into The Shaw Group Inc.) as of February 13, 2013 pursuant to the Transaction Agreement.
Solvent” means, when used with respect to any Person, that at the time of determination:
(a)    the fair value of its assets (both at fair valuation and at present fair saleable value) is equal to or in excess of the total amount of its liabilities, including, without limitation, contingent liabilities; and
(b)    it is then able and expects to be able to pay its debts as they mature; and
(c)    it has capital sufficient to carry on its business as conducted and as proposed to be conducted.
With respect to contingent liabilities (such as litigation, guarantees and pension plan liabilities), such liabilities shall be computed at the amount which, in light of all the facts and circumstances existing at the time, represent the amount which can be reasonably be expected to become an actual or matured liability.
Specified Loan Party” means any Loan Party that is not an “eligible contract participant” under the Commodity Exchange Act (determined prior to giving effect to Section 10.21).
Spot Rate” for a currency means the rate determined by the Administrative Agent or the applicable L/C Issuer, as applicable, to be the rate quoted by the Person acting in such capacity as the spot rate for the purchase by such Person of such currency with another currency through its principal foreign exchange trading office at approximately 11:00 a.m. on the date two Business Days immediately preceding the date as of which the foreign exchange computation is made; provided that the Administrative Agent or such L/C Issuer may obtain such spot rate from another

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financial institution designated by the Administrative Agent or such L/C Issuer if the Person acting in such capacity does not have as of the date of determination a spot buying rate for any such currency; and provided further that an L/C Issuer may use such spot rate quoted on the date as of which the foreign exchange computation is made in the case of any Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency.
Standard Securitization Undertakings” means representations, warranties, undertakings, covenants, indemnities and guarantees of performance entered into by the Company or any Subsidiary thereof which the Company has determined in good faith to be customary in a Qualified Securitization Financing.
Subsidiary” means, as to any Person, any corporation, association or other business entity in which such Person or one or more of its Subsidiaries or such Person and one or more of its Subsidiaries owns sufficient equity or voting interests to enable it or them (as a group) ordinarily, in the absence of contingencies, to elect a majority of the directors (or Persons performing similar functions) of such entity, and any partnership, limited liability company or joint venture if more than a 50% interest in the profits or capital thereof is owned by such Person or one or more of its Subsidiaries or such Person and one or more of its Subsidiaries (unless such partnership, limited liability company or joint venture can and does ordinarily take major business actions without the prior approval of such Person or one or more of its Subsidiaries). Unless the context otherwise clearly requires, any reference to a “Subsidiary” is a reference to a Subsidiary of the Company (excluding NEH).
Subsidiary Guarantor(s)” means (a) each Designated Borrower; (b) all of the Company’s Material Subsidiaries (other than any Excluded Foreign Subsidiary); (c) all Subsidiaries acquired or formed after the Closing Date which are Material Subsidiaries and which have or are required to have satisfied the provisions of Section 6.13(a); (d) all of the Company’s Subsidiaries which become Material Subsidiaries and which have satisfied or are required to have satisfied the provisions of Section 6.13(b); and (e) all other Subsidiaries which become Subsidiary Guarantors in satisfaction of the provisions of Section 6.13(c) or Section 7.15, in each case with respect to clauses (a) through (e) above, and together with their respective successors and assigns.
Subsidiary Guaranty” means that certain Subsidiary Guaranty, dated as of the date hereof executed by each Subsidiary Guarantor and any and all supplements and joinders thereto executed from time to time by each additional Subsidiary Guarantor in favor of the Administrative Agent in substantially the form of Exhibit G attached hereto, as the same may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.
Substantial Portion” means, with respect to the consolidated assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries, assets which (a) represent more than 10% of the consolidated assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries as would be shown in the consolidated financial statements of the Company and its Subsidiaries as at the beginning of the twelve-month period ending with the month in which such determination is made, or (b) are responsible for more than 10% of the consolidated net sales or of the consolidated net income of the Company and its Subsidiaries as reflected in the financial statements referred to in clause (a) above.

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Supplement” is defined in Section 6.13(a).
Swap Obligations” means with respect to any Guarantor any obligation to pay or perform under any agreement, contract or transaction that constitutes a “swap” within the meaning of Section 1a(47) of the Commodity Exchange Act.
Swing Line Borrowing” means a borrowing of a Swing Line Loan pursuant to Section 2.04.
Swing Line Lender” means Bank of America in its capacity as provider of Swing Line Loans, or any successor swing line lender hereunder.
Swing Line Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.04(a).
Swing Line Loan Notice” means a notice of a Swing Line Borrowing pursuant to Section 2.04(b), which shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit B or such other form as approved by the Administrative Agent (including any form on an electronic platform or electronic transmission system as shall be approved by the Administrative Agent), appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the applicable Borrower.
Swing Line Sublimit” means an amount equal to the lesser of (a) $25,000,000 and (b) the Aggregate Commitments. The Swing Line Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Aggregate Commitments.
Taxes” means all present or future taxes, levies, imposts, duties, deductions, withholdings (including backup withholding), assessments, fees or other charges imposed by any Governmental Authority, including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.
Termination Event” means (a) a Reportable Event with respect to any Benefit Plan; (b) the withdrawal of the Company or any member of the Controlled Group from a Benefit Plan during a plan year in which the Company or such Controlled Group member was a “substantial employer” as defined in Section 4001(a)(2) of ERISA or the cessation of operations which results in the termination of employment of twenty percent (20%) of Benefit Plan participants who are employees of the Company or any member of the Controlled Group; (c) the imposition of an obligation on the Company or any member of the Controlled Group under Section 4041 of ERISA to provide affected parties written notice of intent to terminate a Benefit Plan in a distress termination described in Section 4041(c) of ERISA; (d) the institution by the PBGC or any similar foreign governmental authority of proceedings to terminate a Benefit Plan or Foreign Pension Plan; (e) 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 Benefit Plan; (f) that a foreign governmental authority shall appoint or institute proceedings to appoint a trustee to administer any Foreign Pension Plan in place of the existing administrator, or (g) the partial or complete withdrawal of the Company or any member of the Controlled Group from a Multiemployer Plan or Foreign Pension Plan.
Threshold Amount” means an amount equal to the lesser of (a) $75,000,000 and (b) the equivalent threshold amount set forth in the Note Purchase Agreements (or any related document thereto).

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Total Credit Exposure” means, as to any Lender at any time, the unused Commitments and Revolving Credit Exposure of such Lender at such time.
Total Outstandings” means the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all Loans and all L/C Obligations.
Transaction” means the Shaw Acquisition, the payment of fees and expenses in connection therewith, any issuance by the Company of its common equity to consummate the Transaction or refinance any debt issued to consummate the Transaction, and any combination of the issuance and placement of the NPA Notes or amendment of the 2012 Note Purchase Agreement, the entering into and funding of the Existing Revolving Credit Agreement, the entering into and funding of the Existing 2012 Term Loan Credit Agreement, the entering into and funding of the Existing 2015 Term Loan Credit Agreement and the entering into and funding under the credit facility established under this Agreement.
Transaction Agreement” means that certain transaction agreement dated as of July 30, 2012 by and among the Company, Crystal Merger Subsidiary Inc. and The Shaw Group Inc.
Transaction Facilities” means the credit facility established under this Agreement, the Existing Revolving Credit Agreement, the Existing 2012 Term Loan Credit Agreement, the Existing 2015 Term Loan Credit Agreement and the issuance of the NPA Notes pursuant to the Note Purchase Agreements.
Type” means, with respect to a Committed Loan, its character as a Base Rate Loan or a Eurodollar Rate Loan.
UCP” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits, International Chamber of Commerce Publication No. 600 (or such later version thereof as may be in effect at the time of issuance).
United States” and “U.S.” mean the United States of America.
Unreimbursed Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(c)(i).
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 specified in Section 3.01(e)(ii)(B)(III).
Withholding Agent” means any Loan Party and the Administrative Agent.
2012 Note Purchase Agreement” that certain Note Purchase and Guarantee Agreement dated as of December 27, 2012, among the Initial Borrower, the Company and the institutional investors named therein, as amended, restated, amended and restated supplemented or otherwise modified.

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2015 Note Purchase Agreement” that certain Note Purchase and Guarantee Agreement, among the Initial Borrower, the Company and the institutional investors named therein, as amended, restated, amended and restated supplemented or otherwise modified.
1.02    Other Interpretive 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. Whenever the context may require, any pronoun shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms. The words “include,” “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation.” The word “will” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word “shall.” Unless the context requires otherwise, (i) any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document (including any Organization Document) shall be construed as referring to such agreement, instrument or other document as from time to time amended, supplemented or otherwise modified (subject to any restrictions on such amendments, supplements or modifications set forth herein or in any other Loan Document), (ii) any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s successors and assigns, (iii) the words “hereto,” “herein,” “hereof” and “hereunder,” and words of similar import when used in any Loan Document, shall be construed to refer to such Loan Document in its entirety and not to any particular provision thereof, (iv) all references in a Loan Document to Articles, Sections, Exhibits and Schedules shall be construed to refer to Articles and Sections of, and Exhibits and Schedules to, the Loan Document in which such references appear, (v) any reference to any law shall include all statutory and regulatory provisions consolidating, amending, replacing or interpreting such law and any reference to any law or regulation shall, unless otherwise specified, refer to such law or regulation as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time, and (vi) 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.
(b)    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.”
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1.03    Accounting Terms. Except as provided to the contrary herein, all accounting terms used herein shall be interpreted and all accounting determinations hereunder shall be made in accordance with Agreement Accounting Principles. If any changes in generally accepted accounting principles are hereafter required or permitted and are adopted by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries with the agreement of its independent certified public accountants and such changes result in a change in the method of calculation of any of the financial covenants, tests, restrictions or standards herein or in the related definitions or terms used therein (“Accounting Changes”), the parties hereto agree, at the Company’s request, to enter into negotiations, in good faith, in order to amend such provisions in a credit neutral manner so as to reflect equitably such changes with the desired result that the criteria for evaluating the Company’s and its Subsidiaries’ financial condition shall be the same after such changes as if such changes had not been made; provided, however, until such provisions are amended in a manner reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders, no Accounting Change shall be given effect in such calculations and all financial statements and reports required to be delivered hereunder shall be prepared in accordance with Agreement Accounting Principles without taking into account such Accounting Changes. In the event such amendment is entered into, all references in this Agreement to Agreement Accounting Principles shall mean generally accepted accounting principles as of the date of such amendment. Notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, all terms of an accounting or financial nature used herein shall be construed, and all computations of amounts and ratios referred to herein shall be made, without giving effect to any election under Accounting Standards Codification 825-10-25 (previously referred to as Statement of Financial Accounting Standards 159) (or any other Accounting Standards Codification or Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) to value any Indebtedness or other liabilities of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries at “fair value”, as defined therein.
1.04    Rounding. Any financial ratios required to be maintained by the Company 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 is expressed herein and rounding the result up or down to the nearest number (with a rounding-up if there is no nearest number).
1.05    Exchange Rates; Currency Equivalents.
(a)    The Administrative Agent or the applicable L/C Issuer, as applicable, shall determine the Spot Rates as of each Revaluation Date to be used for calculating Dollar Equivalent amounts of Credit Extensions and Outstanding Amounts denominated in Alternative Currencies. Such Spot Rates shall become effective as of such Revaluation Date and shall be the Spot Rates employed in converting any amounts between the applicable currencies until the next Revaluation Date to occur. Except for purposes of financial statements delivered by Loan Parties hereunder or calculating financial covenants hereunder or except as otherwise provided herein, the applicable amount of any currency (other than Dollars) for purposes of the Loan Documents shall be such Dollar Equivalent amount as so determined by the Administrative Agent or the applicable L/C Issuer, as applicable.
(b)    Wherever in this Agreement in connection with a Committed Borrowing, conversion, continuation or prepayment of a Eurodollar Rate Loan or the issuance, amendment or extension of a Letter of Credit, an amount, such as a required minimum or multiple amount, is expressed in

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Dollars, but such Committed Borrowing, Eurodollar Rate Loan or Letter of Credit is denominated in an Alternative Currency, such amount shall be the relevant Alternative Currency Equivalent of such Dollar amount (rounded to the nearest unit of such Alternative Currency, with 0.5 of a unit being rounded upward), as determined by the Administrative Agent or the applicable L/C Issuer, as the case may be.
(c)    The Administrative Agent does not warrant, nor accept responsibility, nor shall the Administrative Agent have any liability with respect to the administration, submission or any other matter related to the rates in the definition of “Eurodollar Rate” or with respect to any comparable or successor rate thereto.
1.06    Additional Alternative Currencies.
(a)    The Borrowers may from time to time request that Letters of Credit be issued in a currency, other than Dollars, that any L/C Issuer is not currently making available for Letters of Credit to the Borrowers; provided that such requested currency is a lawful currency that is readily available and freely transferable and convertible into Dollars. For any such request with respect to the issuance of Letters of Credit, such request shall be subject to the approval of the Administrative Agent and the applicable L/C Issuer(s).
(b)    Any such Alternative Currency request for Letters of Credit shall be made to the Administrative Agent not later than 10:00 a.m., one (1) Business Day prior to the date of the desired L/C Credit Extension (or such other time or date as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent and the applicable L/C Issuer, in their sole discretion). The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the applicable L/C Issuer thereof. The applicable L/C Issuer shall notify the Administrative Agent, not later than 10:00 a.m., on the requested date of the desired L/C Credit Extension whether it consents, in its sole discretion, to the issuance of Letters of Credit in such requested currency.
(c)    Any failure by the applicable L/C Issuer to respond to such request within the time period specified in the preceding sentence shall be deemed to be a refusal by such applicable L/C Issuer to permit Letters of Credit to be issued in such requested currency. If the Administrative Agent and the applicable L/C Issuer consent to the issuance of Letters of Credit in such requested currency, the Administrative Agent shall so notify the Borrowers and such currency shall thereupon be deemed for all purposes to be an Alternative Currency hereunder for purposes of any Letter of Credit issuances. If the Administrative Agent shall fail to obtain consent to any request for an additional currency under this Section 1.06, the Administrative Agent shall promptly so notify the Borrowers.
(d)    Market Disruption. If, after the designation by the applicable L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent of any currency as an Alternative Currency, in the reasonable opinion of any Borrower, any L/C Issuer, the Required Lenders or the Administrative Agent, (x) there shall occur any change in national or international financial, political or economic conditions or currency exchange rates or currency control or other exchange regulations are imposed in the country which issues such currency with the result that it shall be impractical for any L/C Obligation to be denominated in such currency or different types of such currency are introduced, (y) such currency is no longer readily available or freely traded or (z) a Dollar Equivalent of such currency is not

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readily calculable (any such event a “Market Disruption”), such Borrower, such L/C Issuer, the Required Lenders or the Administrative Agent, as applicable, shall promptly notify the Lenders, the L/C Issuers, the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers, and such currency shall no longer be an Alternative Currency until such time as the Administrative Agent and any applicable L/C Issuer agrees to reinstate such currency as an Alternative Currency, and all payments to be made by the applicable Borrower hereunder in such currency shall instead be made when due in Dollars in an amount equal to the Dollar Equivalent (as of the date of repayment) of such payment due, it being the intention of the parties hereto that the Borrowers take all risks of the imposition of any such currency control or exchange regulations. For purposes of this Section 1.06(d), the commencement of the third stage of the European Economic and Monetary Union shall not constitute the imposition of currency control or exchange regulations.
1.07    Change of Currency.
(a)    Each obligation of the Borrowers to make a payment denominated in the national currency unit of any member state of the European Union that adopts the Euro as its lawful currency after the date hereof shall be redenominated into Euro at the time of such adoption. If, in relation to the currency of any such member state, the basis of accrual of interest expressed in this Agreement in respect of that currency shall be inconsistent with any convention or practice in the London interbank market for the basis of accrual of interest in respect of the Euro, such expressed basis shall be replaced by such convention or practice with effect from the date on which such member state adopts the Euro as its lawful currency; provided that if any Committed Borrowing in the currency of such member state is outstanding immediately prior to such date, such replacement shall take effect, with respect to such Committed Borrowing, at the end of the then current Interest Period.
(b)    Each provision of this Agreement shall be subject to such reasonable changes of construction as the Administrative Agent may from time to time specify to be appropriate to reflect the adoption of the Euro by any member state of the European Union and any relevant market conventions or practices relating to the Euro.
(c)    Each provision of this Agreement also shall be subject to such reasonable changes of construction as the Administrative Agent may from time to time specify to be appropriate to reflect a change in currency of any other country and any relevant market conventions or practices relating to the change in currency.
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1.09    Letter of Credit Amounts. Unless otherwise specified herein, the amount of a Letter of Credit at any time shall be deemed to be the Dollar Equivalent of the stated amount of such Letter of Credit in effect at such time; provided, however, that with respect to any Letter of Credit that, by its terms or the terms of any Issuer Document related thereto, provides for one or more automatic increases in the stated amount thereof, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be the Dollar Equivalent of the maximum stated amount of such Letter of Credit after giving effect to all such increases, whether or not such maximum stated amount is in effect at such time.
1.10    Supplemental Disclosure. At any time at the request of the Administrative Agent and at such additional times as the Company determines, the Company shall supplement each schedule or representation herein or in the other Loan Documents with respect to any matter hereafter arising which, if existing or occurring at the date of this Agreement, would have been required to be set forth or described in such schedule or as an exception to such representation or which is necessary to correct any information in such schedule or representation which has been rendered inaccurate thereby. Notwithstanding that any such supplement to such schedule or representation may disclose the existence or occurrence of events, facts or circumstances which are either prohibited by the terms of this Agreement or any other Loan Documents or which result in the breach of any representation or warranty, such supplement to such schedule or representation shall not be deemed either an amendment thereof or a waiver of such breach unless expressly consented to in writing by Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders, and no such amendments, except as the same may be consented to in a writing which expressly includes a waiver, shall be or be deemed a waiver by the Administrative Agent or any Lender of any Default disclosed therein. Any items disclosed in any such supplemental disclosures shall be included in the calculation of any limits, baskets or similar restrictions contained in this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents.
ARTICLE II    
THE COMMITMENTS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS
2.01    Committed Loans. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Lender severally agrees to make loans (each such loan, a “Committed Loan”) to the Borrowers in Dollars, on any Business Day during the Availability Period, in an aggregate amount not to exceed at any time outstanding the amount of such Lender’s Commitment; provided, however, that after giving effect to any Committed Borrowing, (i) the Total Outstandings shall not exceed the Aggregate Commitments, and (ii) the Revolving Credit Exposure of any Lender shall not exceed such Lender’s Commitment. Within the limits of each Lender’s Commitment, and subject to the other terms and conditions hereof, the Borrowers may borrow under this Section 2.01, prepay under Section 2.05, and reborrow under this Section 2.01. Committed Loans may be Base Rate Loans or Eurodollar Rate Loans, as further provided herein.
2.02    Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Committed Loans.
(a)    Each Committed Borrowing, each conversion of Committed Loans from one Type to the other, and each continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be made upon the applicable Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the Administrative Agent, which may be given by (A) telephone, or (B) a Committed Loan Notice; provided that any telephone notice must be confirmed promptly

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by delivery to the Administrative Agent of a Committed Loan Notice. Each such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 10:00 a.m. (i) three (3) Business Days prior to the requested date of any Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans and (ii) on the requested date of any Borrowing of Base Rate Committed Loans. Each Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $4,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof. Except as provided in Sections 2.03(c) and 2.04(c), each Committed Borrowing of or conversion to Base Rate Committed Loans shall be in a principal amount of $1,000,000 or a whole multiple of $500,000 in excess thereof. Each Committed Loan Notice (whether telephonic or written) shall specify (i) whether the applicable Borrower is requesting a Committed Borrowing, a conversion of Committed Loans from one Type to the other, or a continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans, (ii) the requested date of the Borrowing, conversion or continuation, as the case may be (which shall be a Business Day), (iii) the principal amount of Committed Loans to be borrowed, converted or continued, (iv) the Type of Committed Loans to be borrowed or to which existing Committed Loans are to be converted, (v) if applicable, the duration of the Interest Period with respect thereto, and (vi) the applicable Borrower. If the applicable Borrower fails to specify a Type of Committed Loan in a Committed Loan Notice or if the applicable Borrower fails to give a timely notice requesting a conversion or continuation, then the applicable Committed Loans shall be made as, or converted to, Base Rate Loans. Any automatic conversion to Base Rate Loans shall be effective as of the last day of the Interest Period then in effect with respect to the applicable Eurodollar Rate Loans. If the applicable Borrower requests a Borrowing of, conversion to, or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans in any such Committed Loan Notice, but fails to specify an Interest Period, it will be deemed to have specified an Interest Period of one month.
(b)    Following receipt of a Committed Loan Notice, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender of the amount of its Applicable Percentage of the applicable Committed Loans, and if no timely notice of a conversion or continuation is provided by the Company, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Lender of the details of any automatic conversion to Base Rate Loans, as described in the preceding subsection. In the case of a Committed Borrowing, each Lender shall make the amount of its Committed Loan available to the Administrative Agent in Same Day Funds at the Administrative Agent’s Office not later than 12:00 noon on the Business Day specified in the applicable Committed Loan Notice. Upon satisfaction of the applicable conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (and, if such Borrowing is the initial Credit Extension, Section 4.01), the Administrative Agent shall make all funds so received available to the applicable Borrower in like funds as received by the Administrative Agent either by (i) crediting the account of such Borrower on the books of Bank of America with the amount of such funds or (ii) wire transfer of such funds, in each case in accordance with instructions provided to the Administrative Agent by the applicable Borrower; provided, however, that if, on the date the Committed Loan Notice with respect to such Borrowing is given by the applicable Borrower, there are L/C Borrowings outstanding, then the proceeds of such Borrowing, first, shall be applied to the payment in full of any such L/C Borrowings, and, second, shall be made available to the applicable Borrower as provided above.
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existence of a Default, no Loans may be requested as, converted to or continued as Eurodollar Rate Loans without the consent of the Required Lenders.
(d)    The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the applicable Borrower and the Lenders of the interest rate applicable to any Interest Period for Eurodollar Rate Loans upon determination of such interest rate. At any time that Base Rate Loans are outstanding, the Administrative Agent shall notify the applicable Borrower and the Lenders of any change in Bank of America’s prime rate used in determining the Base Rate promptly following the public announcement of such change.
(e)    After giving effect to all Committed Borrowings, all conversions of Committed Loans from one Type to the other, and all continuations of Committed Loans as the same Type, there shall not be more than ten Interest Periods in effect with respect to Committed Loans.
(f)    The first borrowing under Section 2.01 by a Dutch Borrower from any Lender shall be in a principal amount of at least the Dollar Equivalent (calculated on the basis of the Spot Rate of the Administrative Agent as of the date of borrowing) of €100,000.
2.03    Letters of Credit.
(a)    The Letter of Credit Commitment.
(i)    Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, (A) each L/C Issuer agrees, in reliance upon the agreements of the Lenders set forth in this Section 2.03, (1) from time to time on any Business Day during the period from the Closing Date until the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, to issue Letters of Credit denominated in Dollars or in one or more Alternative Currencies for the account of the Initial Borrower or its Subsidiaries or any Designated Borrower, and to amend or extend Letters of Credit previously issued by it, in accordance with subsection (b) below, and (2) to honor drawings under the Letters of Credit; and (B) the Lenders severally agree to participate in Letters of Credit issued for the account of the Initial Borrower or its Subsidiaries or any Designated Borrower and any drawings thereunder; provided that after giving effect to any L/C Credit Extension with respect to any Letter of Credit, (w) the Total Outstandings shall not exceed the Aggregate Commitments, (x) the Revolving Credit Exposure of any Lender shall not exceed such Lender’s Commitment, (y) the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations shall not exceed the Aggregate Commitments and (z) the Outstanding Amount of the L/C Obligations under Financial Letters of Credit shall not exceed the Financial Letter of Credit Sublimit. Each request by a Person for the issuance or amendment of a Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be a representation by the Borrowers that the L/C Credit Extension so requested complies with the conditions set forth in the proviso to the preceding sentence. Within the foregoing limits, and subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Borrowers’ ability to obtain Letters of Credit shall be fully revolving, and accordingly the Borrowers may, during the foregoing period, obtain Letters of Credit to replace Letters of Credit that have expired or that have been drawn upon and reimbursed. All Existing Letters of Credit shall be deemed to have been issued pursuant hereto, and from and after the Closing Date shall be subject to and governed by the terms and conditions hereof.

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(ii)    No L/C Issuer shall issue any Letter of Credit, if the expiry date of the requested Letter of Credit would occur after the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, unless all the Lenders have approved such expiry date.
(iii)    No L/C Issuer shall be under any obligation to issue any Letter of Credit if:
(A)    as of the date of issuance, any order, judgment or decree of any Governmental Authority or arbitrator shall by its terms purport to enjoin or restrain such L/C Issuer from issuing the Letter of Credit, or any Law applicable to such L/C Issuer or any request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over such L/C Issuer shall prohibit, or request that such L/C Issuer refrain from, the issuance of letters of credit generally or the Letter of Credit in particular or shall impose upon such L/C Issuer with respect to the Letter of Credit any restriction, reserve or capital requirement (for which such L/C Issuer is not otherwise compensated hereunder) not in effect on the Closing Date, or shall impose upon such L/C Issuer any unreimbursed loss, cost or expense which was not applicable on the Closing Date and which such L/C Issuer in good faith deems material to it;
(B)    the issuance of the Letter of Credit would violate one or more policies of such L/C Issuer applicable to letters of credit generally;
(C)    except as otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent and such L/C Issuer, the Letter of Credit is to be denominated in a currency other than Dollars or an Alternative Currency;
(D)    such L/C Issuer does not as of the issuance date of the requested Letter of Credit issue Letters of Credit in the requested currency;
(E)    any Lender is at that time a Defaulting Lender, unless the Borrowers shall have provided Cash Collateral to eliminate such L/C Issuer’s Fronting Exposure (after giving effect to Section 2.17(a)(iv)) with respect to the Defaulting Lender arising from either the Letter of Credit then proposed to be issued or that Letter of Credit and all other L/C Obligations as to which such L/C Issuer has Fronting Exposure; or
(F)    the Letter of Credit contains any provisions for automatic reinstatement of the stated amount after any drawing thereunder.
(iv)    No L/C Issuer shall amend any Letter of Credit if such L/C Issuer would not be permitted at such time to issue the Letter of Credit in its amended form under the terms hereof.
(v)    No L/C Issuer shall be under any obligation to amend any Letter of Credit if (A) such L/C Issuer would have no obligation at such time to issue the Letter of Credit in its amended form under the terms hereof, or (B) the beneficiary of such Letter of Credit does not accept the proposed amendment to such Letter of Credit.

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(vi)    Each 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, and each L/C Issuer shall have all of the benefits and immunities (A) provided to the Administrative Agent in Article IX with respect to any acts taken or omissions suffered by such L/C Issuer in connection with Letters of Credit issued by it or proposed to be issued by it and Issuer Documents pertaining to such Letters of Credit as fully as if the term “Administrative Agent” as used in Article IX included such L/C Issuer with respect to such acts or omissions, and (B) as additionally provided herein with respect to such L/C Issuer.
(vii)    Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, no Letter of Credit shall be issued for the account of a Dutch Borrower unless such Dutch Borrower has previously borrowed a Loan pursuant to Section 2.01.
(b)    Procedures for Issuance and Amendment of Letters of Credit; Auto-Extension Letters of Credit.
(i)    Each Letter of Credit shall be issued or amended, as the case may be, upon the request of a Borrower delivered to the applicable L/C Issuer (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) in the form of a Letter of Credit Application, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the applicable Borrower. Such Letter of Credit Application may be sent by facsimile, by United States mail, by overnight courier, by electronic transmission using the system provided by the applicable L/C Issuer, by personal delivery or by any other means acceptable to such L/C Issuer. Such Letter of Credit Application must be received by the applicable L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 noon at least two (2) Business Days (or such later date and time as the Administrative Agent and such L/C Issuer may agree in a particular instance in their sole discretion) prior to the proposed issuance date or date of amendment, as the case may be. In the case of a request for an initial issuance of a Letter of Credit, such Letter of Credit Application shall specify in form and detail satisfactory to the applicable L/C Issuer: (A) the proposed issuance date of the requested Letter of Credit (which shall be a Business Day); (B) the amount and currency thereof; (C) the expiry date thereof; (D) the name and address of the beneficiary thereof; (E) the documents to be presented by such beneficiary in case of any drawing thereunder; (F) the full text of any certificate to be presented by such beneficiary in case of any drawing thereunder; (G) the purpose and nature of the requested Letter of Credit, and whether such requested Letter of Credit is a Financial Letter of Credit or Performance Letter of Credit; and (H) such other matters as such L/C Issuer may require. In the case of a request for an amendment of any outstanding Letter of Credit, such Letter of Credit Application shall specify in form and detail satisfactory to the applicable L/C Issuer (A) the Letter of Credit to be amended; (B) the proposed date of amendment thereof (which shall be a Business Day); (C) the nature of the proposed amendment; and (D) such other matters as such L/C Issuer may require. Additionally, such Borrower shall furnish to the applicable L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent such other documents and information pertaining to such requested Letter of Credit issuance or amendment, including any Issuer Documents, as such L/C Issuer or the Administrative Agent may require.

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(ii)    Promptly after receipt of any Letter of Credit Application, the applicable L/C Issuer will confirm with the Administrative Agent (by telephone or in writing) that the Administrative Agent has received a copy of such Letter of Credit Application from a Borrower and, if not, the applicable L/C Issuer will provide the Administrative Agent with a copy thereof. Unless the applicable L/C Issuer has received written notice from any Lender, the Administrative Agent or any Loan Party, at least one Business Day prior to the requested date of issuance or amendment of the applicable Letter of Credit, that one or more applicable conditions contained in Article IV shall not then be satisfied, then, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, such L/C Issuer shall, on the requested date, issue a Letter of Credit for the account of the Initial Borrower or a Designated Borrower or the applicable Subsidiary or enter into the applicable amendment, as the case may be, in each case in accordance with such L/C Issuer’s usual and customary business practices. Immediately upon the issuance of each Letter of Credit, each Lender shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, purchase from the applicable L/C Issuer a risk participation in such Letter of Credit in an amount equal to the product of such Lender’s Applicable Percentage times the amount of such Letter of Credit.
(iii)    If a Borrower so requests in any applicable Letter of Credit Application, the applicable L/C Issuer may, in its sole discretion, agree to issue a Letter of Credit that has automatic extension provisions (each, an “Auto-Extension Letter of Credit”); provided that any such Auto-Extension Letter of Credit must permit such L/C Issuer to prevent any such extension at least once in each twelve-month period (commencing with the date of issuance of such Letter of Credit) by giving prior notice to the beneficiary thereof not later than a day (the “Non-Extension Notice Date”) in each such twelve-month period to be agreed upon at the time such Letter of Credit is issued. Unless otherwise directed by the applicable L/C Issuer, the Borrowers shall not be required to make a specific request to such L/C Issuer for any such extension. Once an Auto-Extension Letter of Credit has been issued, the Lenders shall be deemed to have authorized (but may not require) the applicable L/C Issuer to permit the extension of such Letter of Credit at any time to an expiry date not later than the Letter of Credit Expiration Date; provided, however, that such L/C Issuer shall not permit any such extension if (A) such L/C Issuer has determined that it would not be permitted, or would have no obligation, at such time to issue such Letter of Credit in its revised form (as extended) under the terms hereof (by reason of the provisions of clause (ii) or (iii) of Section 2.03(a) or otherwise), or (B) it has received notice (which may be by telephone or in writing) on or before the day that is seven (7) Business Days before the Non-Extension Notice Date (1) from the Administrative Agent that the Required Lenders have elected not to permit such extension or (2) from the Administrative Agent, any Lender or Borrower that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in Section 4.02 is not then satisfied, and in each such case directing such L/C Issuer not to permit such extension.
(iv)    Promptly after its delivery of any Letter of Credit or any amendment to a Letter of Credit to an advising bank with respect thereto or to the beneficiary thereof, the applicable L/C Issuer will also deliver to the applicable Borrower and the Administrative Agent a true and complete copy of such Letter of Credit or amendment.
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(i)    Upon receipt from the beneficiary of any Letter of Credit of any notice of a drawing under such Letter of Credit, the applicable L/C Issuer shall notify the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent thereof. In the case of a Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency, the Borrowers shall reimburse the applicable L/C Issuer in such Alternative Currency, unless (A) such L/C Issuer (at its option) shall have specified in such notice that it will require reimbursement in Dollars, or (B) in the absence of any such requirement for reimbursement in Dollars, the Borrowers shall have notified such L/C Issuer promptly following receipt of the notice of drawing that the Borrowers will reimburse such L/C Issuer in Dollars. In the case of any such reimbursement in Dollars of a drawing under a Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency, such L/C Issuer shall notify the Borrowers of the Dollar Equivalent of the amount of the drawing promptly following the determination thereof. Not later than 12:00 noon on the date of any payment by applicable L/C Issuer under a Letter of Credit to be reimbursed in Dollars, or the Applicable Time on the date of any payment by such L/C Issuer under a Letter of Credit to be reimbursed in an Alternative Currency (each such date, an “Honor Date”), the Borrowers shall reimburse such L/C Issuer through the Administrative Agent in an amount equal to the amount of such drawing and in the applicable currency. In the event that (A) a drawing denominated in an Alternative Currency is to be reimbursed in Dollars pursuant to the second sentence in this Section 2.03(c)(i) and (B) the Dollar amount paid by the Borrowers, whether on or after the Honor Date, shall not be adequate on the date of that payment to purchase in accordance with normal banking procedures a sum denominated in the Alternative Currency equal to the drawing, the Borrowers agree, as a separate and independent obligation, to indemnify the applicable L/C Issuer for the loss resulting from their inability on that date to purchase the Alternative Currency in the full amount of the drawing. If the Borrowers fail to reimburse such L/C Issuer by such time, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender of the Honor Date, the amount of the unreimbursed drawing (expressed in Dollars in the amount of the Dollar Equivalent thereof in the case of a Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency) (the “Unreimbursed Amount”), and the amount of such Lender’s Applicable Percentage thereof. In such event, the Borrowers shall be deemed to have requested a Committed Borrowing of Base Rate Loans to be disbursed on the Honor Date in an amount equal to the Unreimbursed Amount, without regard to the minimum and multiples specified in Section 2.02 for the principal amount of Base Rate Loans, but subject to the amount of the unutilized portion of the Aggregate Commitments and the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (other than the delivery of a Committed Loan Notice) (and, in the case of a Dutch Borrower, such Dutch Borrower shall, if it has not previously borrowed any Loan hereunder pursuant to Section 2.01, be deemed to be liable for at least the minimum amount set forth in Section 2.02(f) to each Lender in respect of such requested Base Rate Loan). Any notice given by any L/C Issuer or the Administrative Agent pursuant to this Section 2.03(c)(i) may be given by telephone if immediately confirmed in writing; provided that the lack of such an immediate confirmation shall not affect the conclusiveness or binding effect of such notice.
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Agent’s Office for Dollar-denominated payments in an amount equal to its Applicable Percentage of the Unreimbursed Amount not later than 2:00 p.m. on the Business Day specified in such notice by the Administrative Agent, whereupon, subject to the provisions of Section 2.03(c)(iii), each Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made a Base Rate Committed Loan to the Borrowers in such amount (or in the case of a Dutch Borrower, the greater of such amount and such minimum amount as is specified in Section 2.03(c)(i), if applicable). The Administrative Agent shall remit the funds so received to the applicable L/C Issuer in Dollars.
(iii)    With respect to any Unreimbursed Amount that is not fully refinanced by a Committed Borrowing of Base Rate Loans because the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 cannot be satisfied or for any other reason, the Borrowers shall be deemed to have incurred from the applicable L/C Issuer an L/C Borrowing in the amount of the Unreimbursed Amount that is not so refinanced, which L/C Borrowing shall be due and payable on demand (together with interest) and shall bear interest at the Default Rate. In such event, each Lender’s payment to the Administrative Agent for the account of the applicable L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(ii) shall be deemed payment in respect of its participation in such L/C Borrowing and shall constitute an L/C Advance from such Lender in satisfaction of its participation obligation under this Section 2.03 (it being understood that in the case of a Dutch Borrower, such Dutch Borrower shall, if it has not previously borrowed any Loan hereunder pursuant to Section 2.01, be deemed to be liable for at least the minimum amount set forth in Section 2.02(f) in respect of such L/C Borrowing).
(iv)    Until each Lender funds its Committed Loan or L/C Advance pursuant to this Section 2.03(c) to reimburse the applicable L/C Issuer for any amount drawn under any Letter of Credit, interest in respect of such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of such amount shall be solely for the account of such L/C Issuer.
(v)    Each Lender’s obligation to make Committed Loans or L/C Advances to reimburse the applicable L/C Issuer for amounts drawn under Letters of Credit, as contemplated by this Section 2.03(c), shall be absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance, including (A) any setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right which such Lender may have against such L/C Issuer, any Borrower or any other Person for any reason whatsoever; (B) the occurrence or continuance of a Default, or (C) any other occurrence, event or condition, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing; provided, however, that each Lender’s obligation to make Committed Loans pursuant to this Section 2.03(c) is subject to the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (other than delivery by the Company of a Committed Loan Notice). No such making of an L/C Advance shall relieve or otherwise impair the obligation of the Borrowers to reimburse any L/C Issuer for the amount of any payment made by such L/C Issuer under any Letter of Credit, together with interest as provided herein.
(vi)    If any Lender fails to make available to the Administrative Agent for the account of any L/C Issuer any amount required to be paid by such Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.03(c) by the time specified in Section 2.03(c)(ii), then, without limiting the other provisions of this Agreement, such L/C Issuer shall be entitled to

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recover from such Lender (acting through the Administrative Agent), on demand, such amount with interest thereon for the period from the date such payment is required to the date on which such payment is immediately available to such L/C Issuer at a rate per annum equal to the applicable Overnight Rate from time to time in effect, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by such L/C Issuer in connection with the foregoing. If such Lender pays such amount (with interest and fees as aforesaid), the amount so paid shall constitute such Lender’s Committed Loan included in the relevant Committed Borrowing or L/C Advance in respect of the relevant L/C Borrowing, as the case may be. A certificate of the applicable L/C Issuer submitted to any Lender (through the Administrative Agent) with respect to any amounts owing under this clause (vi) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
(d)    Repayment of Participations.
(i)    At any time after the applicable L/C Issuer has made a payment under any Letter of Credit and has received from any Lender such Lender’s L/C Advance in respect of such payment in accordance with Section 2.03(c), if the Administrative Agent receives for the account of such L/C Issuer any payment in respect of the related Unreimbursed Amount or interest thereon (whether directly from a Borrower or otherwise, including proceeds of Cash Collateral applied thereto by the Administrative Agent), the Administrative Agent will distribute to such Lender its Applicable Percentage thereof in Dollars and in the same funds as those received by the Administrative Agent.
(ii)    If any payment received by the Administrative Agent for the account of the applicable L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(i) is required to be returned under any of the circumstances described in Section 10.05 (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by such L/C Issuer in its discretion), each Lender shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of such L/C Issuer its Applicable Percentage thereof on demand of the Administrative Agent, plus interest thereon from the date of such demand to the date such amount is returned by such Lender, at a rate per annum equal to the applicable Overnight Rate from time to time in effect. The obligations of the Lenders under this clause shall survive the payment in full of the Obligations and the termination of this Agreement.
(e)    Obligations Absolute. The obligation of the Borrowers to reimburse each L/C Issuer for each drawing under each Letter of Credit and to repay each L/C Borrowing shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable, and shall be paid strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement under all circumstances, including the following:
(i)    any lack of validity or enforceability of such Letter of Credit, this Agreement, or any other Loan Document;
(ii)    the existence of any claim, counterclaim, setoff, defense or other right that any Borrower or any Subsidiary may have at any time against any beneficiary or any transferee of such Letter of Credit (or any Person for whom any such beneficiary or any such transferee may be acting), any L/C Issuer or any other Person, whether in connection

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with this Agreement, the transactions contemplated hereby or by such Letter of Credit or any agreement or instrument relating thereto, or any unrelated transaction;
(iii)    any draft, demand, certificate or other document presented under such Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent, invalid or insufficient in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect; or any loss or delay in the transmission or otherwise of any document required in order to make a drawing under such Letter of Credit;
(iv)    waiver by any L/C Issuer of any requirement that exists for such L/C Issuer’s protection and not the protection of any Borrower or any waiver by such L/C Issuer which does not in fact materially prejudice any Borrower;
(v)    honor of a demand for payment presented electronically even if such Letter of Credit requires that demand be in the form of a draft;
(vi)    any payment made by such L/C Issuer in respect of an otherwise complying item presented after the date specified as the expiration date of, or the date by which documents must be received under such Letter of Credit if presentation after such date is authorized by the UCC, the ISP or the UCP, as applicable;
(vii)    any payment by such L/C Issuer under such Letter of Credit against presentation of a draft or certificate that does not strictly comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit; or any payment made by such L/C Issuer under such Letter of Credit to any Person purporting to be a trustee in bankruptcy, debtor-in-possession, assignee for the benefit of creditors, liquidator, receiver or other representative of or successor to any beneficiary or any transferee of such Letter of Credit, including any arising in connection with any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law;
(viii)    any adverse change in the relevant exchange rates or in the availability of the relevant Alternative Currency to any Borrower or any Subsidiary or in the relevant currency markets generally; or
(ix)    any other circumstance or happening whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing, including any other circumstance that might otherwise constitute a defense available to, or a discharge of, any Borrower or any Subsidiary.
The applicable Borrower shall promptly examine a copy of each Letter of Credit and each amendment thereto that is delivered to it and, in the event of any claim of noncompliance with such Borrower’s instructions or other irregularity, such Borrower will immediately notify the applicable L/C Issuer. Such Borrower shall be conclusively deemed to have waived any such claim against such L/C Issuer and its correspondents unless such notice is given as aforesaid.
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authority of the Person executing or delivering any such document. None of the L/C Issuers, the Administrative Agent, any of their respective Related Parties nor any correspondent, participant or assignee of the L/C Issuers shall be liable to any Lender for (i) any action taken or omitted in connection herewith at the request or with the approval of the Lenders or the Required Lenders, as applicable; (ii) any action taken or omitted in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct; or (iii) the due execution, effectiveness, validity or enforceability of any document or instrument related to any Letter of Credit or Issuer Document. Each Borrower hereby assumes all risks of the acts or omissions of any beneficiary or transferee with respect to its use of any Letter of Credit; provided, however, that this assumption is not intended to, and shall not, preclude such Borrower’s pursuing such rights and remedies as it may have against the beneficiary or transferee at law or under any other agreement. None of the L/C Issuers, the Administrative Agent, any of their respective Related Parties nor any correspondent, participant or assignee of the L/C Issuers shall be liable or responsible for any of the matters described in clauses (i) through (ix) of Section 2.03(e); provided, however, that anything in such clauses to the contrary notwithstanding, the applicable Borrower may have a claim against the applicable L/C Issuer, and the applicable L/C Issuer may be liable to the applicable Borrower, to the extent, but only to the extent, of any direct, as opposed to consequential or exemplary, damages suffered by such Borrower which such Borrower proves were caused by such L/C Issuer’s willful misconduct or gross negligence or such L/C Issuer’s willful failure to pay under any Letter of Credit after the presentation to it by the beneficiary of a sight draft and certificate(s) strictly complying with the terms and conditions of a Letter of Credit. In furtherance and not in limitation of the foregoing, each L/C Issuer may accept documents that appear on their face to be in order, without responsibility for further investigation, regardless of any notice or information to the contrary, and no L/C Issuer shall be responsible for the validity or sufficiency of any instrument transferring or assigning or purporting to transfer or assign a Letter of Credit or the rights or benefits thereunder or proceeds thereof, in whole or in part, which may prove to be invalid or ineffective for any reason. Each L/C Issuer may send a Letter of Credit or conduct any communication to or from the beneficiary via the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (“SWIFT”) message or overnight courier, or any other commercially reasonable means of communicating with a beneficiary.
(g)    Applicability of ISP and UCP; Limitation of Liability. Unless otherwise expressly agreed by the applicable L/C Issuer and the applicable Borrower when a Letter of Credit is issued (including any such agreement applicable to an Existing Letter of Credit), the rules of the ISP shall apply to each standby Letter of Credit. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no L/C Issuer shall be responsible to any Borrower for, and no L/C Issuer’s rights and remedies against any Borrower shall be impaired by, any action or inaction of any L/C Issuer required or permitted under any law, order, or practice that is required or permitted to be applied to any Letter of Credit or this Agreement, including the Law or any order of a jurisdiction where such L/C Issuer or the beneficiary is located, the practice stated in the ISP or UCP, as applicable, or in the decisions, opinions, practice statements, or official commentary of the ICC Banking Commission, the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade - International Financial Services Association (BAFT-IFSA), or the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice, whether or not any Letter of Credit chooses such law or practice.
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Applicable Percentage, in Dollars, a Letter of Credit fee (the “Letter of Credit Fee”) for each Letter of Credit equal to the Applicable Rate times the Dollar Equivalent of the daily amount available to be drawn under such Financial Letter of Credit and Performance Letter of Credit, as applicable. For purposes of computing the daily amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.09. Letter of Credit Fees shall be (i) due and payable on the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, on the Letter of Credit Expiration Date and thereafter on demand and (ii) computed on a quarterly basis in arrears. If there is any change in the Applicable Rate during any quarter, the daily amount available to be drawn under each Letter of Credit shall be computed and multiplied by the Applicable Rate separately for each period during such quarter that such Applicable Rate was in effect. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, upon the request of the Required Lenders, while any Event of Default exists, all Letter of Credit Fees shall accrue at the Default Rate.
(i)    Fronting Fee and Documentary and Processing Charges Payable to L/C Issuer. The Borrowers shall pay directly to each L/C Issuer for its own account, in Dollars, a fronting fee with respect to each Letter of Credit, at a rate per annum equal to 0.15% (or such lesser amount to any respective L/C Issuer as the Initial Borrower may agree to in writing with such L/C Issuer), computed on the Dollar Equivalent of the daily amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit on a quarterly basis in arrears. Such fronting fee shall be due and payable on the tenth Business Day after the end of each March, June, September and December in respect of the most recently-ended quarterly period (or portion thereof, in the case of the first payment), commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, on the Letter of Credit Expiration Date and thereafter on demand. For purposes of computing the daily amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.09. In addition, the Borrowers shall pay directly to each applicable L/C Issuer for its own account, in Dollars, the customary issuance, presentation, amendment and other processing fees, and other standard costs and charges, of such L/C Issuer relating to letters of credit as from time to time in effect. Such customary fees and standard costs and charges are due and payable on demand and are nonrefundable.
(j)    Conflict with Issuer Documents. In the event of any conflict between the terms hereof and the terms of any Issuer Document, the terms hereof shall control.
(k)    Letters of Credit Issued for Subsidiaries. Notwithstanding that a Letter of Credit issued or outstanding hereunder is in support of any obligations of, or is for the account of, a Subsidiary that is not a Borrower, the Borrowers shall be obligated to reimburse the applicable L/C Issuer hereunder for any and all drawings under such Letter of Credit. The Borrowers hereby acknowledge that the issuance of Letters of Credit for the account of Subsidiaries inures to the benefit of the Borrowers, and that the Borrowers’ business derives substantial benefits from the businesses of such Subsidiaries.
(l)    Letter of Credit Reports. For so long as any Letter of Credit issued by an L/C Issuer is outstanding, such L/C Issuer shall deliver to the Administrative Agent on the last Business Day of each calendar month, and on each date that an L/C Credit Extension occurs with respect to any

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such Letter of Credit, a report in the form of Exhibit K, appropriately completed with the information for every outstanding Letter of Credit issued by such L/C Issuer.
(m)    Market Disruption. Notwithstanding the satisfaction of all applicable conditions with respect to any Letter of Credit to be issued in any Alternative Currency other than Dollars, if there shall occur on or prior to the date of issuance of such Letter of Credit any Market Disruption, then the Administrative Agent shall forthwith give notice thereof to the Borrowers, the L/C Issuers and the Lenders, and such Letter of Credit shall not be denominated in such Alternative Currency but shall be made on the date of issuance of such Letter of Credit in Dollars, in a face amount equal to the Dollar Equivalent of the face amount specified in the related request or application for such Letter of Credit, unless the applicable Borrower notifies the Administrative Agent at least one Business Day before such date that (i) it elects not to request the issuance of such Letter of Credit on such date or (ii) it elects to have such Letter of Credit issued on such date in a different Alternative Currency, as the case may be, in which the denomination of such Letter of Credit would in the opinion of the applicable L/C Issuer, the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders be practicable and in a face amount equal to the Dollar Equivalent of the face amount specified in the related request or application for such Letter of Credit, as the case may be.
2.04    Swing Line Loans.
(a)    The Swing Line. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Swing Line Lender, in reliance upon the agreements of the other Lenders set forth in this Section 2.04, may in its sole discretion make loans in Dollars (each such loan, a “Swing Line Loan”) to the Borrowers from time to time on any Business Day during the Availability Period in an aggregate amount not to exceed at any time outstanding the amount of the Swing Line Sublimit, notwithstanding the fact that such Swing Line Loans, when aggregated with the Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of Committed Loans and L/C Obligations of the Lender acting as Swing Line Lender, may exceed the amount of such Lender’s Commitment; provided, however, that (x) after giving effect to any Swing Line Loan, (i) the Total Outstandings shall not exceed the Aggregate Commitments, and (ii) the Revolving Credit Exposure of any Lender (other than the Swing Line Lender) shall not exceed such Lender’s Commitment, (y) the Borrowers shall not use the proceeds of any Swing Line Loan to refinance any outstanding Swing Line Loan, and (z) the Swing Line Lender shall not be under any obligation to make any Swing Line Loan if it shall determine (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) that it has, or by such Credit Extension may have, Fronting Exposure. Within the foregoing limits, and subject to the other terms and conditions hereof, the Borrowers may borrow under this Section 2.04, prepay under Section 2.05, and reborrow under this Section 2.04. Each Swing Line Loan shall be a Base Rate Loan. Immediately upon the making of a Swing Line Loan, each Lender shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, purchase from the Swing Line Lender a risk participation in such Swing Line Loan in an amount equal to the product of such Lender’s Applicable Percentage times the amount of such Swing Line Loan.
(b)    Borrowing Procedures. Each Swing Line Borrowing shall be made upon the applicable Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent, which may be given by (A) telephone or (B) by a Swing Line Loan Notice; provided that any telephonic notice must be confirmed promptly by delivery to the Swing Line Lender and the

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Administrative Agent of a Swing Line Loan Notice. Each such notice must be received by the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 noon on the requested borrowing date, and shall specify (i) the amount to be borrowed, which shall be a minimum of $100,000, and (ii) the requested borrowing date, which shall be a Business Day. Promptly after receipt by the Swing Line Lender of any telephonic Swing Line Loan Notice, the Swing Line Lender will confirm with the Administrative Agent (by telephone or in writing) that the Administrative Agent has also received such Swing Line Loan Notice and, if not, the Swing Line Lender will notify the Administrative Agent (by telephone or in writing) of the contents thereof. Unless the Swing Line Lender has received notice (by telephone or in writing) from the Administrative Agent (including at the request of any Lender) prior to 1:00 p.m. on the date of the proposed Swing Line Borrowing (A) directing the Swing Line Lender not to make such Swing Line Loan as a result of the limitations set forth in the first proviso to the first sentence of Section 2.04(a), or (B) that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in Article IV is not then satisfied, then, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Swing Line Lender will, not later than 2:00 p.m. on the borrowing date specified in such Swing Line Loan Notice, make the amount of its Swing Line Loan available to the applicable Borrower. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, no Dutch Borrower may borrow any Swing Line Loan unless (x) such Dutch Borrower has borrowed a Loan pursuant to Section 2.01 and (y) the Swing Line Lender has previously made one or more Loans pursuant to Section 2.01 to such Dutch Borrower.
(c)    Refinancing of Swing Line Loans.
(i)    The Swing Line Lender at any time in its sole discretion may request, on behalf of the Borrowers (which hereby irrevocably authorizes the Swing Line Lender to so request on its behalf), that each Lender make a Base Rate Committed Loan in an amount equal to such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the amount of Swing Line Loans then outstanding. Such request shall be made in writing (which written request shall be deemed to be a Committed Loan Notice for purposes hereof) and in accordance with the requirements of Section 2.02, without regard to the minimum and multiples specified therein for the principal amount of Base Rate Loans, but subject to the unutilized portion of the Aggregate Commitments and the conditions set forth in Section 4.02. The Swing Line Lender shall furnish the Borrowers with a copy of the applicable Committed Loan Notice promptly after delivering such notice to the Administrative Agent. Each Lender shall make an amount equal to its Applicable Percentage of the amount specified in such Committed Loan Notice available to the Administrative Agent in Same Day Funds (and the Administrative Agent may apply Cash Collateral available with respect to the applicable Swing Line Loan) for the account of the Swing Line Lender at the Administrative Agent’s Office for Dollar-denominated payments not later than 12:00 noon. on the day specified in such Committed Loan Notice, whereupon, subject to Section 2.04(c)(ii), each Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made a Base Rate Committed Loan to the Borrowers in such amount. The Administrative Agent shall remit the funds so received to the Swing Line Lender.
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to be a request by the Swing Line Lender that each of the Lenders fund its risk participation in the relevant Swing Line Loan and each Lender’s payment to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Swing Line Lender pursuant to Section 2.04(c)(i) shall be deemed payment in respect of such participation.
(iii)    If any Lender fails to make available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Swing Line Lender any amount required to be paid by such Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.04(c) by the time specified in Section 2.04(c)(i), the Swing Line Lender shall be entitled to recover from such Lender (acting through the Administrative Agent), on demand, such amount with interest thereon for the period from the date such payment is required to the date on which such payment is immediately available to the Swing Line Lender at a rate per annum equal to the applicable Overnight Rate from time to time in effect, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the Swing Line Lender in connection with the foregoing. If such Lender pays such amount (with interest and fees as aforesaid), the amount so paid shall constitute such Lender’s Committed Loan included in the relevant Committed Borrowing or funded participation in the relevant Swing Line Loan, as the case may be. A certificate of the Swing Line Lender submitted to any Lender (through the Administrative Agent) with respect to any amounts owing under this clause (iii) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
(iv)    Each Lender’s obligation to make Committed Loans or to purchase and fund risk participations in Swing Line Loans pursuant to this Section 2.04(c) shall be absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance, including (A) any setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right which such Lender may have against the Swing Line Lender, any Borrower or any other Person for any reason whatsoever, (B) the occurrence or continuance of a Default, or (C) any other occurrence, event or condition, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing; provided, however, that each Lender’s obligation to make Committed Loans pursuant to this Section 2.04(c) is subject to the conditions set forth in Section 4.02. No such funding of risk participations shall relieve or otherwise impair the obligation of any Borrower to repay Swing Line Loans, together with interest as provided herein.
(d)    Repayment of Participations.
(i)    At any time after any Lender has purchased and funded a risk participation in a Swing Line Loan, if the Swing Line Lender receives any payment on account of such Swing Line Loan, the Swing Line Lender will distribute to such Lender its Applicable Percentage thereof in the same funds as those received by the Swing Line Lender.
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such demand upon the request of the Swing Line Lender. The obligations of the Lenders under this clause shall survive the payment in full of the Obligations and the termination of this Agreement.
(e)    Interest for Account of Swing Line Lender. The Swing Line Lender shall be responsible for invoicing the Borrowers for interest on the Swing Line Loans. Until each Lender funds its Base Rate Committed Loan or risk participation pursuant to this Section 2.04 to refinance such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of any Swing Line Loan, interest in respect of such Applicable Percentage shall be solely for the account of the Swing Line Lender.
(f)    Payments Directly to Swing Line Lender. The Borrowers shall make all payments of principal and interest in respect of the Swing Line Loans directly to the Swing Line Lender.
2.05    Prepayments.
(a)    Each Borrower may, upon notice from the Company to the Administrative Agent, at any time or from time to time voluntarily prepay Committed Loans in whole or in part without premium or penalty; provided that (i) such notice must be in a form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and be received by the Administrative Agent (A) three (3) Business Days prior to any date of prepayment of Eurodollar Rate Loans and (B) on the date of prepayment of Base Rate Committed Loans; (ii) any prepayment of Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $1,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof; and (iii) any prepayment of Base Rate Committed Loans shall be in a principal amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof or, in each case, if less, the entire principal amount thereof then outstanding. Each such notice shall specify the date and amount of such prepayment and the Type(s) of Committed Loans to be prepaid and, if Eurodollar Rate Loans are to be prepaid, the Interest Period(s) of such Loans. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify each Lender of its receipt of each such notice, and of the amount of such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of such prepayment. If such notice is given by a Borrower, such Borrower shall make such prepayment and the payment amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein. Any prepayment of a Eurodollar Rate Loan shall be accompanied by all accrued interest on the amount prepaid, together with any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05. Subject to Section 2.17, each such prepayment shall be applied to the Committed Loans of the Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentages.
(b)    The Borrowers may, upon notice to the Swing Line Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), at any time or from time to time, voluntarily prepay Swing Line Loans in whole or in part without premium or penalty; provided that (i) such notice must be received by the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent on the date of the prepayment, and (ii) any such prepayment shall be in a minimum principal amount of $100,000, or, if less, the entire principal amount thereof then outstanding. Each such notice shall specify the date and amount of such prepayment. If such notice is given by a Borrower, such Borrower shall make such prepayment and the payment amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein.

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(c)    If the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrowers at any time that the Total Outstandings at such time exceed an amount equal to 105% of the Aggregate Commitments then in effect, then, within two (2) Business Days after receipt of such notice, the Borrowers shall prepay Loans and/or the Borrowers shall Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations in an aggregate amount at least equal to the amount by which the Total Outstandings exceed the Aggregate Commitments; provided, however, that, subject to the provisions of Section 2.16(a), the Borrowers shall not be required to Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations pursuant to this Section 2.05(c) unless after the prepayment in full of the Loans the Total Outstandings exceed the Aggregate Commitments then in effect. The Administrative Agent may, at any time and from time to time after the initial deposit of such Cash Collateral, request that additional Cash Collateral be provided in order to protect against the results of exchange rate fluctuations.
2.06    Termination or Reduction of Commitments. The Borrowers may, upon notice to the Administrative Agent, terminate the Aggregate Commitments, the Financial Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swing Line Sublimit, or from time to time permanently reduce the Aggregate Commitments, the Financial Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swing Line Sublimit; provided that (i) any such notice shall be received by the Administrative Agent three (3) Business Days prior to the date of termination or reduction, (ii) any such partial reduction shall be in an aggregate amount of $10,000,000 or any whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof or, if less, the entire amount thereof, and (iii) the Borrowers shall not terminate or reduce (A) the Aggregate Commitments if, after giving effect thereto and to any concurrent prepayments hereunder, the Total Outstandings would exceed the Aggregate Commitments, (B) the Financial Letter of Credit Sublimit if, after giving effect thereto, the Outstanding Amount of L/C Obligations not fully Cash Collateralized hereunder would exceed the Financial Letter of Credit Sublimit, or (C) the Swing Line Sublimit if, after giving effect thereto and to any concurrent prepayments hereunder, the Outstanding Amount of Swing Line Loans would exceed the Swing Line Sublimit. If after giving effect to any reduction or termination of Aggregate Commitments under this Section 2.06, the Financial Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swing Line Sublimit exceeds the Aggregate Commitments at such time, the Financial Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swing Line Sublimit, as the case may be, shall be automatically reduced by the amount of such excess. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Lenders of any such notice of termination or reduction of the Financial Letter of Credit Sublimit, Swing Line Sublimit or Aggregate Commitments. Any reduction of the Aggregate Commitments shall be applied to the Commitment of each Lender according to its Applicable Percentage. All fees accrued until the effective date of any termination of the Aggregate Commitments shall be paid on the effective date of such termination.
2.07    Repayment of Loans.
(a)    Each Borrower shall repay to the Lenders on the Maturity Date the aggregate principal amount of Committed Loans made to such Borrower outstanding on such date.
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2.08    Interest.
(a)    Subject to the provisions of subsection (b) below, (i) each Eurodollar Rate Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof for each Interest Period at a rate per annum equal to the Eurodollar Rate for such Interest Period plus the Applicable Rate; (ii) each Base Rate Committed Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof from the applicable borrowing date at a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate; and (iii) each Swing Line Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof from the applicable borrowing date at a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate.
(b)    During the occurrence and continuance of an Event of Default, upon the request of the Required Lenders, the Borrowers shall pay interest on the principal amount of all outstanding Obligations hereunder at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws; provided that during the continuation of an Event of Default under Section 8.01(a)(i) such interest rate shall be automatically applicable without any action of the Required Lenders.
(c)    Interest on each Loan shall be due and payable in arrears on each Interest Payment Date applicable thereto and at such other times as may be specified herein. Interest hereunder shall be due and payable in accordance with the terms hereof before and after judgment, and before and after the commencement of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law. Accrued and unpaid interest on past due amounts (including interest on past due interest) shall be due and payable upon demand.
2.09    Fees. In addition to certain fees described in subsections (h) and (i) of Section 2.03:
(a)    Commitment Fee. The Initial Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender in accordance with its Applicable Percentage, a commitment fee in Dollars equal to the Applicable Rate times the actual daily amount by which the Aggregate Commitments exceed the sum of (i) the Outstanding Amount of Committed Loans and (ii) the Outstanding Amount of L/C Obligations, subject to adjustment as provided in Section 2.17. For the avoidance of doubt, the Outstanding Amount of Swing Line Loans shall not be counted towards or considered usage of the Aggregate Commitments for purposes of determining the commitment fee. The commitment fee shall accrue at all times during the Availability Period, including at any time during which one or more of the conditions in Article IV is not met, and shall be due and payable quarterly in arrears on the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such date to occur after the Closing Date, and on the last day of the Availability Period. The commitment fee shall be calculated quarterly in arrears, and if there is any change in the Applicable Rate during any quarter, the actual daily amount shall be computed and multiplied by the Applicable Rate separately for each period during such quarter that such Applicable Rate was in effect.
(b)    Other Fees. (i) The Company shall pay to each Arranger and the Administrative Agent for their own respective accounts, in Dollars, fees in the amounts and at the times specified in the applicable Fee Letters. Such fees shall be fully earned when paid and shall not be refundable for any reason whatsoever.

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(ii)    The Company and the Borrowers shall pay to the Lenders, in Dollars, such fees as shall have been separately agreed upon in writing in the amounts and at the times so specified. Such fees shall be fully earned when paid and shall not be refundable for any reason whatsoever.
2.10    Computation of Interest and Fees; Retroactive Adjustments of Applicable Rate.
(a)    All computations of interest for Base Rate Loans (including Base Rate Loans determined by reference to the Eurodollar 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 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-day year). Interest shall accrue on each Loan for the day on which the Loan is made, and shall not accrue on a Loan, or any portion thereof, for the day on which the Loan or such portion is paid, provided that any Loan that is repaid on the same day on which it is made shall, subject to Section 2.12(a), bear interest for one day. Each determination by the Administrative Agent of an interest rate or fee hereunder shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.
(b)    If, as a result of any restatement of or other adjustment to the financial statements of the Company or for any other reason, the Company or the Lenders determine that (i) the Leverage Ratio as calculated by the Company as of any applicable date was inaccurate and (ii) a proper calculation of the Leverage Ratio would have resulted in higher pricing for such period, each Borrower shall immediately and retroactively be obligated to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of the applicable Lenders or the applicable L/C Issuer, as the case may be, promptly on demand by the Administrative Agent (or, after the occurrence of an actual or deemed entry of an order for relief with respect to any Borrower under the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, automatically and without further action by the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the L/C Issuer), an amount equal to the excess of the amount of interest and fees that should have been paid for such period over the amount of interest and fees actually paid for such period. This paragraph shall not limit the rights of the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any L/C Issuer, as the case may be, under Section 2.03(c)(iii), 2.03(h) or 2.08(b) or under Article VIII. The Company’s and the Borrowers’ obligations under this paragraph shall survive the termination of the Aggregate Commitments and the repayment of all other Obligations hereunder.
2.11    Evidence of Debt.
(a)    The Credit Extensions 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 Credit Extensions made by the Lenders to the Borrowers 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 Borrowers 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 to a Borrower

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made through the Administrative Agent, such Borrower shall execute and deliver to such Lender (through the Administrative Agent) a Note, which shall evidence such Lender’s Loans to such Borrower in addition to such accounts or records. Each Lender may attach schedules to a Note and endorse thereon the date, Type (if applicable), amount, currency and maturity of its Loans and payments with respect thereto.
(b)    In addition to the accounts and records referred to in subsection (a) above, 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 Swing Line 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.
2.12    Payments Generally; Administrative Agent’s Clawback.
(a)    General. All payments to be made by the Borrowers shall be made free and clear of and without condition or deduction for any counterclaim, defense, recoupment or setoff. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all payments by the Borrowers hereunder shall be made to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the respective Lenders to which such payment is owed, at the applicable Administrative Agent’s Office in Dollars and in Same Day Funds not later than 2:00 p.m. on the date specified herein. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Administrative Agent may require that any payments due under this Agreement be made in the United States. If, for any reason, any Borrower is prohibited by any Law from making any required payment hereunder in an Alternative Currency, such Borrower shall make such payment in Dollars in the Dollar Equivalent of the Alternative Currency payment amount. The Administrative Agent will promptly distribute to each Lender its Applicable Percentage (or other applicable share as provided herein) of such payment in like funds as received by wire transfer to such Lender’s Lending Office. All payments received by the Administrative Agent (i) after 2:00 p.m., in the case of payments in Dollars, or (ii) after the Applicable Time specified by the Administrative Agent in the case of payments in an Alternative Currency, shall in each case be deemed received on the next succeeding Business Day and any applicable interest or fee shall continue to accrue. If any payment to be made by any Borrower shall come due on a day other than a Business Day, payment shall be made on the next following Business Day, and such extension of time shall be reflected in computing interest or fees, as the case may be.
(b)    (i)    Funding by Lenders; Presumption by Administrative Agent. Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the proposed date of any Committed Borrowing of Eurodollar Rate Loans (or, in the case of any Committed Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, prior to 11:00 a.m. on the date of such Committed Borrowing) that such Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent such Lender’s share of such Committed Borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such share available on such date in accordance with Section 2.02 (or, in the case of a Committed Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, that such Lender has made such share available in accordance with and at the time required by Section 2.02) and may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the applicable Borrower a corresponding amount. In such event, if a Lender has not in fact made its share of the applicable Committed Borrowing available to the Administrative Agent, then the

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applicable Lender and the applicable Borrower severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount in Same Day Funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to such Borrower to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at (A) in the case of a payment to be made by such Lender, the Overnight Rate, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the Administrative Agent in connection with the foregoing, and (B) in the case of a payment to be made by such Borrower, the interest rate applicable to Base Rate Loans. If such Borrower and such Lender shall pay such interest to the Administrative Agent for the same or an overlapping period, the Administrative Agent shall promptly remit to such Borrower the amount of such interest paid by such Borrower for such period. If such Lender pays its share of the applicable Committed Borrowing to the Administrative Agent, then the amount so paid shall constitute such Lender’s Committed Loan included in such Committed Borrowing. Any payment by such Borrower shall be without prejudice to any claim such Borrower may have against a Lender that shall have failed to make such payment to the Administrative Agent.
(ii)    Payments by Borrowers; Presumptions by Administrative Agent. Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Borrower prior to the date on which any payment is due to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders or any L/C Issuer hereunder that such Borrower will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Borrower has made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may, in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to the Lenders or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be, the amount due. In such event, if such Borrower has not in fact made such payment, then each of the Lenders or the applicable L/C Issuer, as the case may be, severally agrees to repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand the amount so distributed to such Lender or such L/C Issuer, in Same Day Funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is distributed to it to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at the Overnight Rate.
A notice of the Administrative Agent to any Lender or Borrower with respect to any amount owing under this subsection (b) shall be conclusive, absent manifest error.
(c)    Failure to Satisfy Conditions Precedent. If any Lender makes available to the Administrative Agent funds for any Loan to be made by such Lender to any Borrower as provided in the foregoing provisions of this Article II, and such funds are not made available to such Borrower by the Administrative Agent because the conditions to the applicable Credit Extension set forth in Article IV are not satisfied or waived in accordance with the terms hereof, the Administrative Agent shall return such funds (in like funds as received from such Lender) to such Lender, without interest.
(d)    Obligations of Lenders Several. The obligations of the Lenders hereunder to make Committed Loans, to fund participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans and to make payments pursuant to Section 10.04(c) are several and not joint. The failure of any Lender to make any Committed Loan, to fund any such participation or to make any payment under Section 10.04(c) on any date required hereunder shall not relieve any other Lender of its corresponding obligation to do so on such date, and no Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to so make its Committed Loan, to purchase its participation or to make its payment under Section 10.04(c).

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(e)    Funding Source. Nothing herein shall be deemed to obligate any Lender to obtain the funds for any Loan in any particular place or manner or to constitute a representation by any Lender that it has obtained or will obtain the funds for any Loan in any particular place or manner.
2.13    Sharing 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 the Committed Loans made by it, or the participations in L/C Obligations or in Swing Line Loans held by it resulting in such Lender’s receiving payment of a proportion of the aggregate amount of such Committed Loans or participations and accrued interest thereon 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 Committed Loans and subparticipations in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans 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 Committed Loans and other amounts owing them, provided that:
(i)    if any such participations or subparticipations are purchased and all or any portion of the payment giving rise thereto is recovered, such participations or subparticipations shall be rescinded and the purchase price restored to the extent of such recovery, without interest; and
(ii)    the provisions of this Section shall not be construed to apply to (w) any payment made by or on behalf of any 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), (x) the application of Cash Collateral provided for in Section 2.16, (y) any payment of consideration for executing any amendment, waiver or consent in connection with this Agreement so long as such consideration has been offered to all consenting Lenders or (z) any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment of or sale of a participation in any of its Committed Loans or subparticipations in L/C Obligations or Swing Line Loans to any assignee or participant, other than an assignment to the Company or any Affiliate thereof (as to which the provisions of this Section shall apply).
Each Loan Party 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 such Loan Party rights of setoff and counterclaim with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were a direct creditor of such Loan Party in the amount of such participation.




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2.14    Designated Borrowers.
(a)    The Company may at any time or from time to time upon not less than (x) five (5) Business Days’ prior written notice (or such lesser time as acceptable to the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion) to the Administrative Agent (which shall promptly notify the Lenders thereof) in the case of any Domestic Subsidiary and (y) ten (10) Business Days’ prior written notice (or such lesser time as acceptable to the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion) to the Administrative Agent (which shall promptly notify the Lenders thereof) in the case of any Foreign Subsidiary, and with the consent of the Administrative Agent, add as a party to this Agreement any wholly-owned Subsidiary to be a Designated Borrower hereunder by the execution and delivery to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders of (a) a duly completed notice and agreement in substantially the form of Exhibit H (a “Designated Borrower Request and Assumption Agreement”) by such Subsidiary, with a written consent and guarantee affirmation by the Company and each other Loan Party contained therein, (b) such guaranty and subordinated intercompany indebtedness documents as may be reasonably required by the Administrative Agent and such other opinions, documents, certificates or other items as may be required by Section 4.03, such documents with respect to any additional Subsidiaries to be substantially similar in form and substance to the Loan Documents executed on or about the Closing Date by the Subsidiaries parties hereto as of the Closing Date. Upon such execution, delivery and consent such Subsidiary shall for all purposes be a party hereto as a Designated Borrower as fully as if it had executed and delivered this Agreement; provided that if the Company shall designate as a Designated Borrower hereunder any Subsidiary not organized under the laws of the United States or any State thereof, (i) any Lender may, with notice to the Administrative Agent and the Company, fulfill its Commitment by causing an Affiliate of such Lender to act as the Lender in respect of such Designated Borrower and (ii) (A) as soon as practicable after receiving notice from the Company or the Administrative Agent of the Company’s intent to designate such Subsidiary as a Designated Borrower, and in any event no later than five (5) Business Days after the delivery of such notice, any Lender that may not legally lend to, establish credit for the account of and/or do any business whatsoever with so such Designated Borrower directly or through an Affiliate of such Lender as provided in clause (i), or that would incur additional taxes or material costs and expenses from doing so (such Lender, a “Protesting Lender”) shall so notify the Company and the Administrative Agent in writing and (B) with respect to each Protesting Lender, the Company shall, effective on or before the date that such Designated Borrower shall have the right to borrow hereunder, either (1) cancel its request to designate such Subsidiary as a Designated Borrower hereunder or (2) notify the Administrative Agent and such Protesting Lender that the Commitment of such Protesting Lender shall be terminated and assigned pursuant to Section 10.13, provided that such Protesting Lender shall have received payment of an amount equal to the outstanding principal of its Loans and L/C Advances, accrued interest thereon, accrued fees and all other amounts payable to it hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, from the assignee to whom such Protesting Lender’s Commitment is assigned (to the extent of such outstanding principal and accrued interest and fees) or the Company or the relevant Designated Borrower (in the case of all other amounts). So long as the principal of and interest on any Borrowing made to any Designated Borrower under this Agreement shall have been repaid or paid in full, all Letters of Credit issued for the account of such Designated Borrower have expired or been returned and terminated and all other obligations of such Designated Borrower under this Agreement shall have been fully performed, the Company may, by not less than five (5) Business Days’ prior notice to the

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Administrative Agent (which shall promptly notify the Lenders thereof), terminate such Designated Borrower’s status as a “Designated Borrower”.
(b)    The Obligations of the Initial Borrower and each Designated Borrower that is a Domestic Subsidiary shall be joint and several in nature. The Obligations of all Designated Borrowers that are Foreign Subsidiaries shall be several in nature.
2.15    Increase in Commitments.
(a)    Request for Increase. Upon notice to the Administrative Agent (which shall promptly notify the Lenders), the Company (on behalf of itself and the other Borrowers) may, from time to time after the Closing Date, request an increase in the Aggregate Commitments by an amount (for all such requests) not exceeding $350,000,000; provided that any such request for an increase shall be in a minimum amount of $50,000,000 and in increments of $5,000,000 in excess thereof (or, if less, the entire remaining unused increase amount), and shall be in an amount such that the aggregate principal amount of Loans to a Dutch Borrower which are purchased by a Proposed New Lender (other than a Proposed New Lender which is a Professional Market Party) pursuant to Section 2.15(f) shall not be less than the Dollar Equivalent (calculated on the basis of the Spot Rate of the Administrative Agent as of the date of such purchase) of €100,000 in respect of each Dutch Borrower which then has outstanding borrowings hereunder. The Borrowers may make a maximum of one such request each calendar year. At the time of sending such notice, the Borrowers (in consultation with the Administrative Agent) shall specify the time period within which each Lender is requested to respond (which shall in no event be less than ten (10) Business Days from the date of delivery of such notice to the Lenders).
(b)    Lender Elections to Increase. Each Lender shall notify the Administrative Agent within such time period whether or not it agrees to increase its Commitment and, if so, whether by an amount equal to, greater than, or less than its Applicable Percentage of such requested increase (any such notice to the Administrative Agent being herein a “Lender Increase Notice”). Any Lender not responding within such time period shall be deemed to have declined to increase its Commitment.
(c)    Notification by Administrative Agent; Additional Lenders. The Administrative Agent shall notify the Company and each Lender of the Lenders’ responses to each request made hereunder. In the event that the increases of the Aggregate Commitments set forth in such Lender Increase Notices are less than the amount requested by the Company, not later than three (3) Business Days prior to the proposed effective date the Company may notify the Administrative Agent of any Eligible Assignee that shall have agreed to become a “Lender” party hereto (a “Proposed New Lender”) in connection with such increase request pursuant to a joinder agreement in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and its counsel. Any Proposed New Lender shall be consented to by the Administrative Agent and each L/C Issuer (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld). If the Company shall not have arranged any Proposed New Lender(s) to commit to the shortfall from the Lender Increase Notices, then the Company shall be deemed to have reduced the amount of its increase to the Aggregate Commitments to the aggregate amount set forth in the Lender Increase Notices. In the event that the Aggregate Commitments set forth in the Lender Increase Notices exceed the amount requested by the Company, the Administrative

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Agent and each Arranger shall have the right, in consultation with the Company, to allocate the amount of increases necessary to meet the Company’s requested increase.
(d)    Effective Date and Allocations. If the Aggregate Commitments are increased in accordance with this Section, the Administrative Agent and the Company shall determine the effective date (the “Increase Effective Date”) and the final allocation of such increase. The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Borrowers and the Lenders of the final allocation of such increase and the Increase Effective Date.
(e)    Conditions to Effectiveness of Increase. As a condition precedent to such increase, the Borrowers shall deliver to the Administrative Agent (i) a consent and reaffirmation certificate of each Loan Party dated as of the Increase Effective Date signed by a Responsible Officer of such Loan Party, (ii) in the case of the Company, a certification that, before and after giving effect to such increase, (A) the representations and warranties contained in Article V and the other Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects on and as of the Increase Effective Date, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct as of such earlier date, and except that for purposes of this Section 2.15, the representations and warranties contained in subsections (a) and (b) of Section 5.05 shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to subsections (a) and (b), respectively, of Section 6.01, and (B) no Default exists, and (iii) if requested by the Administrative Agent, supplemental opinions from counsel for the Borrowers in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent. The Borrowers shall prepay any Committed Loans outstanding on the Increase Effective Date (and pay any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05) to the extent necessary to keep the outstanding Committed Loans ratable with any revised Applicable Percentages arising from any nonratable increase in the Commitments under this Section. If any fee shall be charged by the Lenders in connection with any such increase, such fee shall be in accordance with then prevailing market conditions, which market conditions shall have been reasonably documented by the Administrative Agent to the Company.
(f)    Purchasing Interests in Loans and L/C Obligations. For purposes of this subsection (f), (i) the term “Buying Lender(s)” shall mean (A) each Lender the whose Commitment immediately after the Increase Effective Date is greater than its Commitment prior to the Increase Effective Date and (B) each Proposed New Lender that is allocated a Commitment in connection with any increase hereunder and (ii) the term “Selling Lender(s)” shall mean each Lender whose Commitment is not being increased from that in effect prior to the Increase Effective Date. Effective on the effective date of any increase in the Aggregate Commitments pursuant to this Section 2.15, each Selling Lender hereby sells, grants, assigns and conveys to each Buying Lender, without recourse, warranty, or representation of any kind, except as specifically provided herein, an undivided percentage in such Selling Lender’s right, title and interest in and to its outstanding Loans and L/C Obligations in the respective Dollar Equivalent and percentages necessary so that, from and after such sale, each such Selling Lender’s outstanding Loans and L/C Obligations shall equal such Selling Lender’s Applicable Percentage (calculated based upon the Commitments in effect immediately after the Increase Effective Date) of the outstanding Loans and L/C Obligations. Effective on the effective date of the increase in the Aggregate Commitments pursuant to this Section 2.15, each Buying Lender hereby purchases and accepts such grant, assignment and conveyance from the Selling Lenders. Each Buying Lender hereby agrees that its respective

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purchase price for the portion of the outstanding Loans and L/C Obligations purchased hereby shall equal the respective Dollar Equivalent necessary so that, from and after such payments, each Buying Lender’s outstanding Loans and L/C Obligations shall equal such Buying Lender’s Applicable Percentage (calculated based upon the Commitments in effect immediately after the Increase Effective Date) of the outstanding Loans and L/C Obligations. Such amount shall be payable on the effective date of the increase in the Aggregate Commitments by wire transfer of immediately available funds to the Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent, in turn, shall wire transfer any such funds received to the Selling Lenders, in Same Day Funds, for the sole account of the Selling Lenders. Each Selling Lender hereby represents and warrants to each Buying Lender that such Selling Lender owns the Loans and L/C Obligations being sold and assigned hereby for its own account and has not sold, transferred or encumbered any or all of its interest in such Loans and L/C Obligations, except for participations which will be extinguished upon payment to Selling Lender of an amount equal to the portion of the outstanding Loans and L/C Obligations being sold by such Selling Lender. The Company hereby agrees to compensate each Selling Lender for all losses, expenses and liabilities incurred by each Lender in connection with the sale and assignment of any Eurodollar Loan hereunder on the terms and in the manner as set forth in Section 3.05.
(g)    Conflicting Provisions. This Section shall supersede any provisions in Section 2.13 or 10.01 to the contrary.
2.16    Cash Collateral.
(a)    Certain Credit Support Events. If (i) an L/C Issuer has honored any full or partial drawing request under any Letter of Credit and such drawing has resulted in an L/C Borrowing, (ii) as of the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, any L/C Obligation for any reason remains outstanding, (iii) the Borrowers shall be required to provide Cash Collateral pursuant to Section 8.02(c), or (iv) there shall exist a Defaulting Lender, the Borrowers shall immediately (in the case of clause (iii) above) or within one Business Day (in all other cases) following any request by the Administrative Agent or the applicable L/C Issuer, provide Cash Collateral in an amount not less than the applicable Minimum Collateral Amount (determined in the case of Cash Collateral provided pursuant to clause (iv) above, after giving effect to Section 2.17(a)(iv) and any Cash Collateral provided by the Defaulting Lender). Additionally, if the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrowers at any time that the Outstanding Amount of the Dollar Equivalent of all L/C Obligations at such time exceeds 105% of the Aggregate Commitments then in effect, then, within two (2) Business Days after receipt of such notice, the Borrowers shall provide Cash Collateral for the Outstanding Amount of the applicable L/C Obligations in an amount in Dollars not less than the amount by which the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations exceeds the Aggregate Commitments.
(b)    Grant of Security Interest. The Borrowers, and to the extent provided by any Defaulting Lender, such Defaulting Lender, hereby grants to (and subjects to the control of) the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuers and the Lenders, and agrees to maintain, a first priority security interest in all such cash, deposit accounts and all balances therein, and all other property so provided as collateral pursuant hereto, and in all proceeds of the foregoing, all as security for the obligations to which such Cash Collateral may be applied pursuant to Section 2.16(c). 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 or any L/C Issuer

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as herein provided, other than Liens permitted hereunder, or that the total amount of such Cash Collateral is less than the Minimum Collateral Amount, the Borrowers 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. All Cash Collateral (other than credit support not constituting funds subject to deposit) shall be maintained in blocked, non-interest bearing deposit accounts at Bank of America. The Borrowers shall pay on demand therefor from time to time all customary account opening, activity and other administrative fees and charges in connection with the maintenance and disbursement of Cash Collateral.
(c)    Application. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, Cash Collateral provided under any of this Section 2.16 or Sections 2.03, 2.05, 2.17 or 8.02 in respect of Letters of Credit shall be held and applied to the satisfaction of the specific L/C Obligations, obligations to fund participations therein (including, as to Cash Collateral provided by a Defaulting Lender, any interest accrued on such obligation) and other obligations for which the Cash Collateral was so provided, prior to any other application of such property as may otherwise be provided for herein.
(d)    Release. Cash Collateral (or the appropriate portion thereof) provided to reduce Fronting Exposure or to secure other obligations shall be released promptly following (i) the elimination of the applicable Fronting Exposure or other obligations giving rise thereto (including by the termination of Defaulting Lender status of the applicable Lender (or, as appropriate, its assignee following compliance with Section 10.06(b)(vi))) or (ii) the determination by the Administrative Agent and the applicable L/C Issuer that there exists excess Cash Collateral; provided, however, (x) the Person providing Cash Collateral and the applicable L/C Issuer may agree that Cash Collateral shall not be released but instead held to support future anticipated Fronting Exposure or other obligations.
2.17    Defaulting Lenders.
(a)    Adjustments. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then, until such time as that 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 10.01.
(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 VIII or otherwise) or received by the Administrative Agent from a Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 10.08 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 L/C Issuers or Swing Line Lender hereunder; third, to Cash Collateralize each L/C Issuer’s Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting

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Lender in accordance with Section 2.16; fourth, as the Borrowers may request (so long as no Default exists), to the funding of any Loan in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has failed to fund its portion thereof as required by this Agreement, as determined by the Administrative Agent; fifth, if so determined by the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers, to be held in a deposit account and released pro rata in order to (x) satisfy such Defaulting Lender’s potential future funding obligations with respect to Loans under this Agreement and (y) Cash Collateralize each L/C Issuer’s future Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender with respect to future Letters of Credit issued under this Agreement, in accordance with Section 2.16; sixth, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Lenders, the L/C Issuers or Swing Line Lender as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender, any L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; seventh, so long as no Default exists, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Borrowers as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by the Borrowers against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; and eighth, to such Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that if (x) such payment is a payment of the principal amount of any Loans or L/C Borrowings in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has not fully funded its appropriate share, and (y) such Loans were made or the related Letters of Credit were issued at a time when the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 were satisfied or waived, such payment shall be applied solely to pay the Loans of, and L/C Obligations owed to, all Non-Defaulting Lenders on a pro rata basis prior to being applied to the payment of any Loans of, or L/C Obligations owed to, such Defaulting Lender until such time as all Loans and funded and unfunded participations in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans are held by the Lenders pro rata in accordance with the Commitments hereunder without giving effect to Section 2.17(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 pursuant to this Section 2.17(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 fee payable under Section 2.09(a) for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender (and the Borrowers 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 Fees for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender only to the extent allocable to its Applicable Percentage of the stated amount of Letters of Credit for which it has provided Cash Collateral pursuant to Section 2.16.
(C)    With respect to any fee payable under Section 2.09(a) or any Letter of Credit Fee not required to be paid to any Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (B) above, the Borrowers shall (x) pay to each Non-Defaulting Lender that portion

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of any such fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Lender with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s participation in L/C Obligations or Swing Line Loans that has been reallocated to such Non-Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (iv) below, (y) pay to the applicable L/C Issuer and Swing Line Lender, as applicable, the amount of any such fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Lender to the extent allocable to such L/C Issuer’s or Swing Line Lender’s Fronting Exposure to such Defaulting Lender, and (z) not be required to pay the remaining amount of any such fee.
(iv)    Reallocation of Applicable Percentages to Reduce Fronting Exposure. All or any part of such Defaulting Lender’s participation in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans shall be reallocated among the Non-Defaulting Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentages (calculated without regard to such Defaulting Lender’s Commitment) but only to the extent that (x) the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 are satisfied at the time of such reallocation (and, unless the Borrowers shall have otherwise notified the Administrative Agent at such time, the Borrowers 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. 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 Swing Line Loans. If the reallocation described in clause (a)(iv) above cannot, or can only partially, be effected, the Borrowers shall, without prejudice to any right or remedy available to it hereunder or under applicable Law, (x) first, prepay Swing Line Loans in an amount equal to the Swing Line Lenders’ Fronting Exposure and (y) second, Cash Collateralize the L/C Issuers’ Fronting Exposure in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 2.16.
(b)    Defaulting Lender Cure. If the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lender and the L/C Issuers agree in writing that a Lender is no longer a Defaulting Lender, the Administrative Agent will so notify the parties hereto, whereupon as of the effective date specified in such notice and subject to any conditions set forth therein (which may include arrangements with respect to any Cash Collateral), that 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 Committed Loans and funded and unfunded participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans to be held on a pro rata basis by the Lenders in accordance with their Applicable Percentages (without giving effect to Section 2.17(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 Company 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.

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ARTICLE III    
TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY
3.01    Taxes.
(g)    Payments Free of Taxes; Obligation to Withhold; Payments on Account of Taxes.
(i)    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 Laws. If any applicable Laws (as determined in the good faith discretion of an applicable Withholding Agent) require 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, upon the basis of the information and documentation to be delivered pursuant to subsection (e) below.
(ii)    If an applicable Withholding Agent shall be required by the Code to withhold or deduct any Taxes, including both United States Federal backup withholding and withholding taxes, from any payment, then (A) the applicable Withholding Agent shall withhold or make such deductions as are determined by the applicable Withholding Agent to be required based upon the information and documentation it has received pursuant to subsection (e) below, (B) the applicable Withholding Agent shall timely pay the full amount withheld or deducted to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with the Code, and (C) to the extent that the withholding or deduction is made on account of Indemnified Taxes, the sum payable by the applicable Loan Party shall be increased as necessary so that after any required withholding or the making of all required deductions (including deductions applicable to additional sums payable under this Section 3.01) the applicable Recipient receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such withholding or deduction been made.
(iii)    If an applicable Withholding Agent shall be required by any applicable Laws other than the Code to withhold or deduct any Taxes from any payment, then (A) the applicable Withholding Agent, as required by such Laws, shall withhold or make such deductions as are determined by it to be required based upon the information and documentation it has received pursuant to subsection (e) below, (B) the applicable Withholding Agent, to the extent required by such Laws, shall timely pay the full amount withheld or deducted to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with such Laws, and (C) to the extent that the withholding or deduction is made on account of Indemnified Taxes, the sum payable by the applicable Withholding Agent shall be increased as necessary so that after any required withholding or the making of all required deductions (including deductions applicable to additional sums payable under this Section 3.01) the applicable Recipient receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such withholding or deduction been made.
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accordance with applicable law, or at the option of the Administrative Agent timely reimburse it for the payment of, any Other Taxes
(c)    Tax Indemnifications. (i) Each of the Loan Parties shall, and does hereby, jointly and severally indemnify each Recipient, and shall make payment in respect thereof within thirty (30) days after written 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 3.01) payable or paid by such Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to such Recipient, and any penalties, interest and 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 Borrowers by a Lender or an L/C Issuer (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), or by the Administrative Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender or an L/C Issuer, shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Each of the Loan Parties shall, and does hereby, jointly and severally indemnify the Administrative Agent, and shall make payment in respect thereof within thirty (30) days after demand therefor, for any amount which a Lender or an L/C Issuer for any reason fails to pay indefeasibly to the Administrative Agent as required pursuant to Section 3.01(c)(ii) below.
(ii)    Each Lender and each L/C Issuer shall, and does hereby, severally indemnify, and shall make payment in respect thereof within thirty (30) after demand therefor, (x) the Administrative Agent against any Indemnified Taxes attributable to such Lender or such L/C Issuer (but only to the extent that any Loan Party has not already indemnified the Administrative Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and without limiting the obligation of the Loan Party to do so), (y) the Administrative Agent and the Loan Party, as applicable, against any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 10.06(d) relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register and (z) the Administrative Agent and the Loan Party, as applicable, against any Excluded Taxes attributable to such Lender or the L/C Issuers, in each case, that are payable or paid by the Administrative Agent or a Loan Party 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 and each L/C Issuer hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender or the L/C Issuers, as the case may be, under this Agreement or any other Loan Document against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this clause (ii).
(d)    Evidence of Payments. Upon request by the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, after any payment of Taxes by any Loan Party or by the Administrative Agent to a Governmental Authority as provided in this Section 3.01, the Borrowers shall as soon as practicable deliver to the Administrative Agent or the Administrative Agent shall as soon as practicable deliver to the Borrowers, as the case may be, the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of any return required by Laws to report such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be.

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(e)    Status of Lenders; Tax Documentation. (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 Borrowers and the Administrative Agent, at the time or times reasonably requested by the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation prescribed by applicable law or the taxing authorities of a jurisdiction pursuant to such applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrowers 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 Borrowers or the Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent as will enable the Borrowers 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 either (A) set forth in Section 3.01(e)(ii)(A), (ii)(B) and (ii)(D) below or (B) required by applicable law other than the Code or the taxing authorities of the jurisdiction pursuant to such applicable law to comply with the requirements for exemption or reduction of withholding tax in that jurisdiction) shall not be required if in the Lender’s reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender.
(ii)    Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in the event that a Borrower is a U.S. Person,
(A)    any Lender that is a U.S. Person shall deliver to the Borrowers 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 Borrowers or the Administrative Agent), executed originals (or copies sent by fax or email and meeting IRS requirements) of IRS Form W-9 (or any successor form) certifying that such Lender is exempt from U.S. federal backup withholding tax;
(B)    any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrowers 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 Borrowers or the Administrative Agent), whichever of the following is applicable:
(I)    in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of an income tax treaty to which the United States is a party (x) with respect to payments of interest under any Loan Document, executed originals (or copies sent by fax or email and meeting IRS requirements) IRS Form W-8BEN (or any successor form) or W-8BEN-E (or any successor form), as applicable, establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “interest” article of such tax treaty and (y) with respect to any other applicable payments under any Loan Document, IRS Form

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W-8BEN (or any successor form) or W-8BEN-E (or any successor form), as applicable, establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “business profits” or “other income” article of such tax treaty;
(II)    executed originals (or copies sent by fax or email and meeting IRS requirements) of IRS Form W-8ECI (or any successor form);
(III)    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 J-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 any 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 originals (or copies sent by fax or email and meeting IRS requirements) of IRS Form W-8BEN (or any successor form) or W-8BEN-E (or any successor form), as applicable; or
(IV)    to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the beneficial owner, executed originals (or copies sent by fax or email and meeting IRS requirements) of IRS Form W-8IMY (or any successor form), accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI (or any successor form), IRS Form W-8BEN (or any successor form), IRS Form W-8BEN-E (or any successor form), a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit J-2 or Exhibit J-3, IRS Form W-9 (or any successor form), 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 J-4 on behalf of each such direct and indirect partner;
(C)    any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrowers 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 Borrowers or the Administrative Agent), executed originals (or copies sent by fax or email and meeting IRS requirements) of any other form prescribed by applicable law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in U.S. federal withholding Tax, duly completed, together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by applicable law to permit the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made; and
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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 Borrowers and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Borrowers 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 Borrowers or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for the Borrowers 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.
(iii)    Each Lender agrees that if any form or certification it previously delivered pursuant to this Section 3.01 expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect, it shall update such form or certification or promptly notify the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent in writing of its legal inability to do so.
(iv)    For purposes of determining withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA, from and after the Closing Date, the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent shall treat (and the Lenders hereby authorize the Administrative Agent to treat) this Agreement as not qualifying as a “grandfathered obligation” within the meaning of Treasury Regulation Section 1.1471-2(b)(2)(i).
(f)    Treatment of Certain Refunds. Unless required by applicable Laws, at no time shall the Administrative Agent have any obligation to file for or otherwise pursue on behalf of a Lender or any L/C Issuer, or have any obligation to pay to any Lender or any L/C Issuer, any refund of Taxes withheld or deducted from funds paid for the account of such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be. If any Recipient determines, in its sole discretion exercised in good faith, that it has received a refund of any Taxes as to which it has been indemnified by any Loan Party or with respect to which any Loan Party has paid additional amounts pursuant to this Section 3.01, it shall pay to such Loan Party an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made, or additional amounts paid, by a Loan Party under this Section 3.01 with respect to the Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all out-of-pocket expenses (including Taxes) incurred by such Recipient, and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund), provided that each Loan Party, upon the request of the Recipient, agrees to repay the amount paid over to such Loan Party (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) to the Recipient in the event the Recipient is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this subsection, in no event will the applicable Recipient be required to pay any amount to such Loan Party pursuant to this subsection the payment of which would place the Recipient in a less favorable net after-Tax position than such Recipient would have been in if the Tax subject to indemnification and giving rise to such refund had not been deducted, withheld or otherwise imposed and the indemnification payments or additional amounts with respect to such Tax had never been paid. This subsection shall not be construed to require any Recipient to make available its tax

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returns (or any other information relating to its taxes that it deems confidential) to any Loan Party or any other Person.
(g)    Survival. Each party’s obligations under this Section 3.01 shall survive the resignation or replacement of the Administrative Agent or any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, a Lender and the L/C Issuers, the termination of the Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all other Obligations.
3.02    Illegality. If any Lender determines that any Law has made it unlawful, or that any Governmental Authority has asserted that it is unlawful, for any Lender or its applicable Lending Office to make, maintain or fund Loans whose interest is determined by reference to the Eurodollar Rate, or to determine or charge interest rates based upon the Eurodollar Rate, or any Governmental Authority has imposed material restrictions on the authority of such Lender to purchase or sell, or to take deposits of, Dollars in the applicable interbank market, then, on notice thereof by such Lender to the Borrowers through the Administrative Agent, (a) any obligation of such Lender to make or continue Eurodollar Rate Loans in the affected currency or currencies or, in the case of Eurodollar Rate Loans in Dollars, to convert Base Rate Committed Loans to Eurodollar Rate Loans, shall be suspended, and (b) if such notice asserts the illegality of such Lender making or maintaining Base Rate Loans the interest rate on which is determined by reference to the Eurodollar Rate component of the Base Rate, the interest rate on which Base Rate Loans of such Lender shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the Eurodollar Rate component of the Base Rate, in each case until such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers that the circumstances giving rise to such determination no longer exist. Upon receipt of such notice, (x) the Borrowers shall, upon demand from such Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), prepay or, if applicable, convert all Eurodollar Rate Loans of such Lender to Base Rate Loans (the interest rate on which Base Rate Loans of such Lender shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the Eurodollar Rate component of the Base Rate), either on the last day of the Interest Period therefor, if such Lender may lawfully continue to maintain such Eurodollar Rate Loans to such day, or immediately, if such Lender may not lawfully continue to maintain such Eurodollar Rate Loans and (y) if such notice asserts the illegality of such Lender determining or charging interest rates based upon the Eurodollar Rate, the Administrative Agent shall during the period of such suspension compute the Base Rate applicable to such Lender without reference to the Eurodollar Rate component thereof until the Administrative Agent is advised in writing by such Lender that it is no longer illegal for such Lender to determine or charge interest rates based upon the Eurodollar Rate. Upon any such prepayment or conversion, the Borrowers shall also pay accrued interest on the amount so prepaid or converted.
3.03    Inability to Determine Rates. If in connection with any request for a Eurodollar Rate Loan or a conversion to or continuation thereof, (a)(i) the Administrative Agent determines that deposits are not being offered to banks in the applicable offshore interbank market for such currency for the applicable amount and Interest Period of such Eurodollar Rate Loan, or (ii) adequate and reasonable means do not exist for determining the Eurodollar Rate for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed Eurodollar Rate Loan or in connection with an existing or proposed Base Rate Loan (in each case with respect to clause (a) above, “Impacted Loans”), or (b) the Administrative Agent or the affected Lenders determine that for any reason the Eurodollar Rate for

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any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed Eurodollar Rate Loan does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of funding such Eurodollar Rate Loan, the Administrative Agent will promptly so notify the Borrowers and each Lender. Thereafter, (x) the obligation of the Lenders to make or maintain Eurodollar Rate Loans in the affected currency or currencies shall be suspended, (to the extent of the affected Eurodollar Rate Loans or Interest Periods), and (y) in the event of a determination described in the preceding sentence with respect to the Eurodollar Rate component of the Base Rate, the utilization of the Eurodollar Rate component in determining the Base Rate shall be suspended, in each case until the Administrative Agent (upon the instruction of the affected Lenders) revokes such notice. Upon receipt of such notice, the Borrowers may revoke any pending request for a Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans in the affected currency or currencies (to the extent of the affected Eurodollar Rate Loans or Interest Periods) or, failing that, will be deemed to have converted such request into a request for a Committed Borrowing of Base Rate Loans in the amount specified therein.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Administrative Agent has made the determination described in this section, the Administrative Agent, in consultation with the Borrowers and the Required Lenders, may establish an alternative interest rate for the Impacted Loans, in which case, such alternative rate of interest shall apply with respect to the Impacted Loans until (1) the Administrative Agent revokes the notice delivered with respect to the Impacted Loans under clause (a) of the first sentence of this Section, (2) the affected Lenders notify the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers that such alternative interest rate does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of funding the Impacted Loans, or (3) any Lender determines that any Law has made it unlawful, or that any Governmental Authority has asserted that it is unlawful, for such Lender or its applicable Lending Office to make, maintain or fund Loans whose interest is determined by reference to such alternative rate of interest or to determine or charge interest rates based upon such rate or any Governmental Authority has imposed material restrictions on the authority of such Lender to do any of the foregoing and provides the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers written notice thereof.
3.04    Increased Costs; Reserves on Eurodollar Rate Loans.
(a)    Increased Costs Generally. If any Change in Law shall:
(i)    impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve, special deposit, compulsory loan, insurance charge or similar requirement against assets of, deposits with or for the account of, or credit extended or participated in by, any Lender (except any reserve requirement contemplated by Section 3.04(e), other than as set forth below) or any L/C Issuer;
(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

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(iii)    impose on any Lender or any L/C Issuer or the London interbank market any other condition, cost or expense affecting this Agreement or Eurodollar 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 of making, converting to, continuing or maintaining any Loan the interest on which is determined by reference to the Eurodollar Rate (or of maintaining its obligation to make any such Loan), or to increase the cost to such Lender or such L/C Issuer 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 or such L/C Issuer hereunder (whether of principal, interest or any other amount) then, upon request of such Lender or the applicable L/C Issuer, the Borrowers will pay to such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be, for such additional costs incurred or reduction suffered.
(b)    Capital Requirements. If any Lender or any L/C Issuer determines that any Change in Law affecting such Lender or such L/C Issuer or any Lending Office of such Lender or such Lender’s or such L/C Issuer’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 such L/C Issuer’s capital or on the capital of such Lender’s or such L/C Issuer’s holding company, if any, as a consequence of this Agreement, the Commitments of such Lender or the Loans made by, or participations in Letters of Credit or Swing Line Loans held by, such Lender, or the Letters of Credit issued by such L/C Issuers, to a level below that which such Lender or such L/C Issuer or such Lender’s or such L/C Issuer’s holding company could have achieved but for such Change in Law (taking into consideration such Lender’s or such L/C Issuer’s policies and the policies of such Lender’s or such L/C Issuer’s holding company with respect to capital adequacy), then from time to time the Borrowers will pay to such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or such L/C Issuer or such Lender’s or such L/C Issuer’s holding company for any such reduction suffered.
(c)    Certificates for Reimbursement. A certificate of a Lender or the applicable L/C Issuer setting forth the amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Lender or such L/C Issuer or its holding company, as the case may be, as specified in subsection (a) or (b) of this Section and delivered to the Borrowers shall be conclusive absent manifest error. The Borrowers shall pay such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be, the amount shown as due on any such certificate within fifteen (15) days after receipt thereof.
(d)    Delay in Requests. Failure or delay on the part of any Lender or the applicable L/C Issuer to demand compensation pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 3.04 shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s or such L/C Issuer’s right to demand such compensation, provided that no Borrower shall be required to compensate a Lender or an L/C Issuer pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section for any increased costs incurred or reductions suffered more than six months prior to the date that such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be, notifies the Borrowers of the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions and of such Lender’s or such L/C Issuer’s intention to claim compensation therefor (except that, if the Change

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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).
(e)    Additional Reserve Requirements. The Borrowers shall pay to each Lender, as long as such Lender shall be required to comply with any reserve ratio requirement or analogous requirement of any central banking or financial regulatory authority imposed in respect of the maintenance of the Commitments or the funding of the Eurodollar Rate Loans, such additional costs (expressed as a percentage per annum and rounded upwards, if necessary, to the nearest five decimal places) equal to the actual costs allocated to such Commitment or Loan by such Lender (as determined by such Lender in good faith, which determination shall be conclusive), which shall be due and payable on each date on which interest is payable on such Loan, provided the Borrowers shall have received at least fifteen (15) days’ prior notice (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) of such additional costs from such Lender. If a Lender fails to give notice fifteen (15) days prior to the relevant Interest Payment Date, such additional costs shall be due and payable fifteen (15) days from receipt of such notice.
3.05    Compensation for Losses. Upon demand of any Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) from time to time, the Borrowers shall promptly compensate such Lender for and hold such Lender harmless from any loss, cost or expense incurred by it as a result of:
(a)    any continuation, conversion, payment or prepayment of any Loan other than a Base Rate Loan on a day other than the last day of the Interest Period for such Loan (whether voluntary, mandatory, automatic, by reason of acceleration, or otherwise);
(b)    any failure by any Borrower (for a reason other than the failure of such Lender to make a Loan) to prepay, borrow, continue or convert any Loan other than a Base Rate Loan on the date or in the amount notified by the applicable Borrower; or
(c)    any assignment of a Eurodollar Rate Loan on a day other than the last day of the Interest Period therefor as a result of a request by the Borrowers pursuant to Section 10.13;
including any foreign exchange losses and any loss or expense arising from the liquidation or reemployment of funds obtained by it to maintain such Loan, from fees payable to terminate the deposits from which such funds were obtained or from the performance of any foreign exchange contract. The Borrowers shall also pay any customary administrative fees charged by such Lender in connection with the foregoing.
For purposes of calculating amounts payable by the Borrowers to the Lenders under this Section 3.05, each Lender shall be deemed to have funded each Eurodollar Rate Loan made by it at the Eurodollar Base Rate used in determining the Eurodollar Rate for such Loan by a matching deposit or other borrowing in the offshore interbank market for such currency for a comparable amount and for a comparable period, whether or not such Eurodollar Rate Loan was in fact so funded.



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3.06    Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders.
(a)    Designation of a Different Lending Office. If any Lender requests compensation under Section 3.04, or requires any Borrower to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender, any L/C Issuer, or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender or any L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 3.01, or if such Lender gives a notice pursuant to Section 3.02, then at the request of the Borrowers such Lender or such L/C Issuer shall, as applicable, 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 or such L/C Issuer, such designation or assignment (i) would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 3.01 or 3.04, as the case may be, in the future, or eliminate the need for the notice pursuant to Section 3.02, as applicable, and (ii) in each case, would not subject such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be, to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be disadvantageous to such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be. The Borrowers hereby agree to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender or any L/C Issuer in connection with any such designation or assignment.
(b)    Replacement of Lenders. If any Lender requests compensation under Section 3.04, or if any Borrower is required to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 3.01 and, in each case, such Lender has declined or is unable to designate a different lending office in accordance with Section 3.06(a), the Borrowers may replace such Lender in accordance with Section 10.13.
3.07    Survival. All obligations of the Loan Parties under this Article III shall survive termination of the Aggregate Commitments, repayment of all other Obligations hereunder, and resignation of the Administrative Agent.
ARTICLE IV    
CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO CREDIT EXTENSIONS
4.01    Conditions of Initial Credit Extension. The obligation of each L/C Issuer and each Lender to make its initial Credit Extension hereunder is subject to satisfaction of the following conditions precedent:
(a)    The Administrative Agent’s receipt of the following, each of which shall be originals or telecopies (followed promptly by originals) unless otherwise specified, each properly executed by a Responsible Officer of the signing Loan Party, each dated the Closing Date (or, in the case of certificates of governmental officials, a recent date before the Closing Date) and each in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and each of the Lenders:
(i)    executed counterparts of this Agreement and the Subsidiary Guaranty, sufficient in number for distribution to the Administrative Agent, each Lender and the Company;
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(iii)    such certificates of resolutions or other action, incumbency certificates and/or other certificates of Responsible Officers of the Company and each Borrower as the Administrative Agent may require evidencing the identity, authority and capacity of each Responsible Officer thereof authorized to act as a Responsible Officer in connection with this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party;
(iv)    such documents and certifications as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require to evidence that each of the Company and each Borrower is duly organized or formed, is validly existing, in good standing and qualified to engage in business in each jurisdiction where its ownership, lease or operation of properties or the conduct of its business requires such qualification, except to the extent that failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;
(v)    written opinions of the Chief Legal Officer of the Borrowers, of the Company’s Dutch counsel, and of the Borrowers’ outside counsels, addressed to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, in substantially the forms attached hereto as Exhibit I-1 (for US opinions) and Exhibit I-2 (for foreign opinions), respectively;
(vi)    a certificate signed by a Responsible Officer of the Company certifying that (A)  Sections 4.02(a) and (b) are true and correct; and (B) all consents, licenses and approvals required in connection with the execution, delivery and performance by such Loan Party and the validity against such Loan Party of the Loan Documents to which it is a party have been obtained, and such consents, licenses and approvals are in full force and effect;
(vii)    evidence that the Existing Credit Agreement, and all commitments thereunder, has been or concurrently with the Closing Date is being terminated; and
(viii)    such other assurances, certificates, documents, consents or opinions as the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuers, the Swing Line Lender or the Required Lenders reasonably may require.
(b)    Any fees required to be paid on or before the Closing Date shall have been paid.
(c)    The Loan Parties shall have provided the documentation and other information to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders that are required under applicable “know-your-customer” rules and regulations, including the Act, and requested by the Administrative Agent or any Lender, at least five Business Days prior to the Closing Date.
(d)    Unless waived by the Administrative Agent, the Company shall have paid all reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of counsel to the Administrative Agent (directly to such counsel if requested by the Administrative Agent) to the extent invoiced prior to or on the Closing Date.
Without limiting the generality of the provisions of the last paragraph of Section 9.03, for purposes of determining compliance with the conditions specified in this Section 4.01, each Lender that has signed this Agreement 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

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by or acceptable or satisfactory to a Lender unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from such Lender prior to the proposed Closing Date specifying its objection thereto.
4.02    Conditions to All Credit Extensions. The obligation of each Lender to honor any Request for Credit Extension (other than a Committed Loan Notice requesting only a conversion of Committed Loans to the other Type, or a continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans) is subject to the following conditions precedent:
(a)    The representations and warranties of the Borrowers contained in Article V shall be true and correct in all material respects (except to the extent that such representation or warranty is qualified by reference to materiality or Material Adverse Effect, in which case it shall be true and correct in all respects) on and as of the date of such Credit Extension, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct as of such earlier date, and except that for purposes of this Section 4.02, the representations and warranties contained in subsections (a) and (b) of Section 5.05 shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to subsections (a) and (b), respectively, of Section 6.01 and except for changes in the Schedules to this Agreement reflecting transactions permitted by or not in violation of this Agreement.
(b)    No Default shall exist, or would result from such proposed Credit Extension or from the application of the proceeds thereof.
(c)    The Administrative Agent and, if applicable, the applicable L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender shall have received a Request for Credit Extension in accordance with the requirements hereof.
(d)    If the applicable Borrower is a Designated Borrower, then the conditions of Section 2.14 to the designation of such Borrower as a Designated Borrower shall have been met to the satisfaction of the Administrative Agent.
Each Request for Credit Extension (other than a Committed Loan Notice requesting only a conversion of Committed Loans to the other Type or a continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans) submitted by the Company shall be deemed to be a representation and warranty that the conditions specified in Sections 4.02(a) and (b) have been satisfied on and as of the date of the applicable Credit Extension.
4.03    Conditions to Initial Advance to Each New Designated Borrower. No Lender shall be required to make a Credit Extension hereunder or purchase participations in Letters of Credit, and no L/C Issuer shall be required to issue a Letter of Credit hereunder, in each case, to a new Designated Borrower unless the Company has furnished or caused to be furnished to the Administrative Agent with sufficient copies for the Lenders:
(a)    The Designated Borrower Request and Assumption Agreement executed and delivered by such Designated Borrower as contemplated by Section 2.14;
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Administrative Agent), or other evidence of approval reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, approving the Designated Borrower Request and Assumption Agreement;
(c)    An incumbency certificate, executed by Responsible Officers of the Designated Borrower, which shall identify by name and title and bear the signature of the officers of such Designated Borrower authorized to sign the Designated Borrower Request and Assumption Agreement and the other documents to be executed and delivered by such Designated Borrower hereunder, upon which certificate the Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall be entitled to rely until informed of any change in writing by the Company;
(d)    An opinion of counsel to such Designated Borrower in a form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent;
(e)    Documentation, if applicable, from such Designated Borrower in form and substance acceptable to the Administrative Agent as required pursuant to Section 6.13;
(f)    All documentation and other information required by bank regulatory authorities under applicable “know-your-customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the Act; and
(g)    With respect to the initial Credit Extension for the account of, any Designated Borrower organized under the laws of England and Wales (or any other jurisdiction where filings are required in order for amounts payable under this Agreement to be exempt from applicable withholding or other taxes), originals and/or copies, as applicable, of all filings required to be made and such other evidence as the Administrative Agent may require establishing to the Administrative Agent’s satisfaction that each Lender, each L/C Issuer and the Swing Line Lender is entitled to receive payments under the Loan Documents without deduction or withholding of any United Kingdom (or other applicable jurisdictions) taxes or with such deductions and withholding of United Kingdom (or other applicable jurisdictions) taxes as may be acceptable to the Administrative Agent.
ARTICLE V    
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
The Company represents and warrants as follows to each Lender and the Administrative Agent on and as of the Closing Date, each other day of the making of a Borrowing or the issuance or amendment of any Letter of Credit and each other date on which the representations and warranties in this Article are required to be made pursuant to the terms of this Agreement or any other Loan Document:
5.01    Organization; Corporate Powers. The Company and each of its Subsidiaries (a) is a corporation, limited liability company or partnership that is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its organization, (b) is duly qualified to do business as a foreign entity and is in good standing under the laws of each jurisdiction in which failure to be so qualified and in good standing could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, and (c) has all requisite power and authority to own, operate and encumber its property and to conduct its business as presently conducted and as proposed to be conducted.

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5.02    Authority, Execution and Delivery; Loan Documents.
(a)    Power and Authority. Each of the Loan Parties has the requisite power and authority (i) to execute, deliver and perform each of the Loan Documents which are to be executed by it as required by this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and (ii) to file the Loan Documents which must be filed by it as required by this Agreement, the other Loan Documents or otherwise with any Governmental Authority.
(b)    Execution and Delivery. The execution, delivery, performance and filing, as the case may be, of each of the Loan Documents as required by this Agreement or otherwise and to which any Loan Party is party, and the consummation of the transactions contemplated thereby, have been duly approved by the respective boards of directors and, if necessary, the shareholders of the applicable Loan Parties, and such approvals have not been rescinded.
(c)    Loan Documents. (i) Each of the Loan Documents to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is a party has been duly executed, delivered or filed, as the case may be, by it and constitutes its legal, valid and binding obligation, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms (except as enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, or similar laws affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally), is in full force and effect and (ii) no material term or condition thereof has been amended, modified or waived from the terms and conditions contained in the Loan Documents delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 4.01 without the prior written consent of the Required Lenders, and the Company and its Subsidiaries have, and, to the best of the Company’s and its Subsidiaries’ knowledge, all other parties thereto have, performed and complied with all the terms, provisions, agreements and conditions set forth therein and required to be performed or complied with by such parties, and no unmatured default, default or breach of any covenant by any such party exists thereunder.
5.03    No Conflict; Governmental Consents. The execution, delivery and performance of each of the Loan Documents to which each of the Loan Parties is a party do not and will not (a) conflict with the certificate or articles of incorporation or by-laws of such Loan Party, (b) constitute a tortious interference with any Contractual Obligation of any Person or conflict with, result in a breach of or constitute (with or without notice or lapse of time or both) a default under any Requirement of Law or Contractual Obligation of any such Loan Party, or require termination of any Contractual Obligation, (c) result in or require the creation or imposition of any Lien whatsoever upon any of the property or assets of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, other than Liens permitted or created by the Loan Documents, or (d) require any approval of any Loan Party’s Board of Directors or shareholders except such as have been obtained. The execution, delivery and performance of each of the Loan Documents to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is a party do not and will not require any registration with, consent or approval of, or notice to, or other action to, with or by any Governmental Authority, except filings, consents or notices which have been made, obtained or given, or which, if not made, obtained or given, individually or in the aggregate could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
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whole, or any other event which has had or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
5.05    Financial Statements.
(a)    Pro Forma Financials. The combined pro forma balance sheet, income statements and statements of cash flow of the Company and its Subsidiaries, copies of which have been delivered to the Administrative Agent on or before the Closing Date, present on a pro forma basis the financial condition of the Company and such Subsidiaries as of such date, and demonstrate that the Company and its Subsidiaries can repay their debts and satisfy their other obligations as and when due, and can comply with the requirements of this Agreement. The projections and assumptions expressed in the pro forma financials referenced in this Section 5.05(a) were prepared in good faith and represent management’s opinion based on the information available to the Company at the time so furnished and, since the preparation thereof, there has occurred no change in the business, financial condition, operations, or prospects of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, or the Company and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole, which has had or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(b)    Audited Financial Statements. Complete and accurate copies of the audited financial statements and the audit reports related thereto of the Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries as at December 31, 2014 have been delivered to the Administrative Agent and such financial statements were prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in effect on the date such statements were prepared and fairly present the consolidated financial condition and operations of the Company and its Subsidiaries at such date and the consolidated results of their operations for the period then ended.
(c)    Interim Financial Statements. Complete and accurate copies of the unaudited financial statements of the Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries as at March 31, 2015 have been delivered to the Administrative Agent and such financial statements were prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in effect on the date such statements were prepared and fairly present the consolidated financial condition and operations of the Company and its Subsidiaries at such date and the consolidated results of their operations for the period then ended, subject to normal year-end audit adjustments.
5.06    Payment of Taxes. All material tax returns and reports of the Company and its Subsidiaries required to be filed have been timely (taking into account any applicable extensions) filed, and all material taxes, assessments, fees and other governmental charges thereupon and upon their respective property, assets, income and franchises which are shown in such returns or reports to be due and payable have been paid except those items which are being contested in good faith and have been reserved for in accordance with Agreement Accounting Principles. The Company has no knowledge of any proposed tax assessment against it or any of its Subsidiaries that, if successfully imposed, will have a Material Adverse Effect.
5.07    Litigation; Loss Contingencies and Violations. Other than as identified on Schedule 5.07, there is no action, suit, proceeding, arbitration or, to the Company’s knowledge, investigation before or by any Governmental Authority or private arbitrator pending or, to the

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Company’s knowledge, threatened against or affecting the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or any property of any of them, including, without limitation, any such actions, suits, proceedings, arbitrations and investigations disclosed in the Company’s SEC Forms 10-K and 10-Q (the “Disclosed Litigation”), which (a) challenges the validity or the enforceability of any material provision of the Loan Documents or (b) has or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. There is no material loss contingency within the meaning of Agreement Accounting Principles which has not been reflected in the consolidated financial statements of the Company prepared and delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) for the fiscal period during which such material loss contingency was incurred. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is (i) in violation of any applicable Requirements of Law which violation could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, or (ii) subject to or in default with respect to any final judgment, writ, injunction, restraining order or order of any nature, decree, rule or regulation of any court or Governmental Authority which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
5.08    Subsidiaries. As of the date hereof, Schedule 5.08 to this Agreement (a) contains a description of the corporate structure of the Company, its Subsidiaries and any other Person in which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries holds an Equity Interest; and (b) accurately sets forth (i) the correct legal name, the jurisdiction of incorporation and the jurisdictions in which each of the Company and the direct and indirect Subsidiaries of the Company are qualified to transact business as a foreign corporation, (ii) the authorized, issued and outstanding shares of each class of Capital Stock of each of the Company’s Foreign Subsidiaries and the owners of such shares (both as of the Closing Date and on a fully-diluted basis), and (iii) a summary of the direct and indirect partnership, joint venture, or other Equity Interests, if any, of the Company and each of its Subsidiaries in any Person. As of the date hereof, except as disclosed on Schedule 5.08, none of the issued and outstanding Capital Stock of the Company’s Foreign Subsidiaries is subject to any vesting, redemption, or repurchase agreement, and there are no warrants or options outstanding with respect to such Capital Stock. The outstanding Capital Stock of each of the Company’s Subsidiaries is duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable and is not Margin Stock.
5.09    ERISA. No Benefit Plan has incurred any material accumulated funding deficiency (as defined in Sections 302(a)(2) of ERISA and 412(a) of the Code) whether or not waived except as set forth on Schedule 5.09. Neither the Company nor any member of the Controlled Group has incurred any material liability to the PBGC which remains outstanding other than the payment of premiums. As of the last day of the most recent prior plan year, the market value of assets under each Benefit Plan, other than any Multiemployer Plan, was not by a material amount less than the present value of benefit liabilities thereunder (determined in accordance with the actuarial valuation assumptions described therein). Neither the Company nor any member of the Controlled Group has (i) failed to make a required contribution or payment to a Multiemployer Plan of a material amount or (ii) incurred a material complete or partial withdrawal under Section 4203 or Section 4205 of ERISA from a Multiemployer Plan. Neither the Company nor any member of the Controlled Group has failed to make an installment or any other payment of a material amount required under Section 412 of the Code on or before the due date for such installment or other payment. Each Plan, Foreign Employee Benefit Plan and Non-ERISA Commitment complies in all material respects in form, and has been administered in all material respects in accordance with its terms and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to

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ERISA and the Code. There have been no and there is no prohibited transaction described in Sections 406 of ERISA or 4975 of the Code with respect to any Plan for which a statutory or administrative exemption does not exist which could reasonably be expected to subject the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to material liability. Neither the Company nor any member of the Controlled Group has taken or failed to take any action which would constitute or result in a Termination Event, which action or inaction could reasonably be expected to subject the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to material liability. Neither the Company nor any member of the Controlled Group is subject to any material liability under, or has any potential material liability under, Section 4063, 4064, 4069, 4204 or 4212(c) of ERISA. The present value of the aggregate liabilities to provide all of the accrued benefits under any Foreign Pension Plan do not exceed the current fair market value of the assets held in trust or other funding vehicle for such plan by a material amount except as set forth on Schedule 5.09. With respect to any Foreign Employee Benefit Plan other than a Foreign Pension Plan, reasonable reserves have been established in accordance with prudent business practice or where required by ordinary accounting practices in the jurisdiction in which such plan is maintained. Except as set forth on Schedule 5.09, neither the Company nor any other member of the Controlled Group has taken or failed to take any action, nor has any event occurred, with respect to any “employee benefit plan” (as defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA) which action, inaction or event could reasonably be expected to subject the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to material liability. For purposes of this Section 5.09, “material” means any amount, noncompliance or other basis for liability which could reasonably be expected to subject the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to liability, individually or in the aggregate with each other basis for liability under this Section 5.09, in excess of $20,000,000.
5.10    Accuracy of Information. The information, exhibits and reports furnished by or on behalf of the Company and any of its Subsidiaries to the Administrative Agent or to any Lender in connection with the negotiation of, or compliance with, the Loan Documents, the representations and warranties of the Company and its Subsidiaries contained in the Loan Documents, and all certificates and documents delivered to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders pursuant to the terms thereof, taken as a whole, do not contain as of the date furnished any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements contained herein or therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.
5.11    Securities Activities. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is engaged principally, or as one of its important activities, in the business of extending credit for the purpose of purchasing or carrying Margin Stock. Margin Stock constitutes less than 25% of the value of those assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries which are subject to any limitation on sale, pledge, or other restriction hereunder.
5.12    Material Agreements. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to any Contractual Obligation or subject to any charter or other corporate restriction which individually or in the aggregate has had or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has received notice or has knowledge that (a) it is in default in the performance, observance or fulfillment of any of the obligations, covenants or conditions contained in any Contractual Obligation applicable to it, or (b) any condition exists which, with the giving of notice or the lapse of time or both, would constitute a default with respect

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to any such Contractual Obligation, in each case, except where such default or defaults, if any, individually or in the aggregate could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
5.13    Compliance with Laws. The Company and its Subsidiaries are in compliance with all Requirements of Law applicable to them and their respective businesses, in each case where the failure to so comply individually or in the aggregate could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
5.14    Assets and Properties. The Company and each of its Subsidiaries has good and marketable title to all of its material assets and properties (tangible and intangible, real or personal) owned by it or a valid leasehold interest in all of its material leased assets (except insofar as marketability may be limited by any laws or regulations of any Governmental Authority affecting such assets), and all such assets and property are free and clear of all Liens, except Liens permitted under Section 7.03. Substantially all of the assets and properties owned by, leased to or used by the Company and/or each such Subsidiary of the Company are in adequate operating condition and repair, ordinary wear and tear excepted. Neither this Agreement nor any other Loan Document, nor any transaction contemplated under any such agreement, will affect any right, title or interest of the Company or such Subsidiary in and to any of such assets in a manner that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
5.15    Statutory Indebtedness Restrictions. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is subject to regulation under the Federal Power Act, the Investment Company Act of 1940, or any other foreign, federal or state statute or regulation which limits its ability to incur indebtedness or its ability to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby.
5.16    Insurance. The insurance policies and programs in effect with respect to the respective properties, assets, liabilities and business of the Company and its Subsidiaries reflect coverage that is reasonably consistent with prudent industry practice.
5.17    Environmental Matters.
(a)    Environmental Representations. Except as disclosed on Schedule 5.17 to this Agreement:
(i)    the operations of the Company and its Subsidiaries comply in all material respects with Environmental, Health or Safety Requirements of Law;
(ii)    the Company and its Subsidiaries have all material permits, licenses or other authorizations required under Environmental, Health or Safety Requirements of Law and are in material compliance with such permits;
(iii)    neither the Company, any of its Subsidiaries nor any of their respective present property or operations, or, to the Company’s or any of its Subsidiaries’ knowledge, any of their respective past property or operations, are subject to or the subject of, any investigation known to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, any judicial or administrative proceeding, order, judgment, decree, settlement or other agreement respecting: (A) any material violation of Environmental, Health or Safety Requirements of Law; (B) any

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remedial action; or (C) any material claims or liabilities arising from the Release or threatened Release of a Contaminant into the environment;
(iv)    there is not now, nor to the Company’s or any of its Subsidiaries’ knowledge has there ever been, on or in the property of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries any landfill, waste pile, underground storage tanks, aboveground storage tanks, surface impoundment or hazardous waste storage facility of any kind, any polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) used in hydraulic oils, electric transformers or other equipment, or any asbestos containing material; and
(v)    neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has any material Contingent Obligation in connection with any Release or threatened Release of a Contaminant into the environment.
(b)    Materiality. For purposes of this Section 5.17 “material” means any noncompliance or basis for liability which could reasonably be likely to subject the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to liability, individually or in the aggregate, in excess of $20,000,000.
5.18    Representations and Warranties of Each Designated Borrower. Each Designated Borrower represents and warrants to the Lenders that:
(a)    Organization and Corporate Powers. Such Designated Borrower (i) is a company duly formed and validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the state or country of its organization (such jurisdiction being hereinafter referred to as the “Home Country”) and (ii) has the requisite power and authority to own its property and assets and to carry on its business substantially as now conducted except where the failure to have such requisite authority would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(b)    Binding Effect. Each Loan Document executed by such Designated Borrower is the legal, valid and binding obligation of such Designated Borrower enforceable in accordance with its respective terms, except as enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency or similar laws affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally and general equitable principles.
(c)    No Conflict; Government Consent. Neither the execution and delivery by such Designated Borrower of the Loan Documents to which it is a party, nor the consummation by it of the transactions therein contemplated to be consummated by it, nor compliance by such Designated Borrower with the provisions thereof will violate any law, rule, regulation, order, writ, judgment, injunction, decree or award binding on such Designated Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or such Designated Borrower’s or any of its Subsidiaries’ memoranda or articles of association or the provisions of any indenture, instrument or agreement to which such Designated Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries is a party or is subject, or by which it, or its property, is bound, or conflict with or constitute a default thereunder, or result in the creation or imposition of any lien in, of or on the property of such Designated Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries pursuant to the terms of any such indenture, instrument or agreement in any such case which violation, conflict, default, creation or imposition would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. No order, consent, approval, license, authorization, or validation of, or filing, recording or registration with, or

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exemption by, any Governmental Authority is required to authorize, or is required in connection with the execution, delivery and performance of, or the legality, validity, binding effect or enforceability of, any of the Loan Documents, except for such as have been obtained or made.
(d)    Filing. To ensure the enforceability or admissibility in evidence of this Agreement and each Loan Document to which such Designated Borrower is a party in its Home Country, it is not necessary that this Agreement or any other Loan Document to which such Designated Borrower is a party or any other document be filed or recorded with any court or other authority in its Home Country or that any stamp or similar tax be paid to or in respect of this Agreement or any other Loan Document of such Designated Borrower. The qualification by any Lender or the Administrative Agent for admission to do business under the laws of such Designated Borrower’s Home Country does not constitute a condition to, and the failure to so qualify does not affect, the exercise by any Lender or the Administrative Agent of any right, privilege, or remedy afforded to any Lender or the Administrative Agent in connection with the Loan Documents to which such Designated Borrower is a party or the enforcement of any such right, privilege, or remedy against Designated Borrower. The performance by any Lender or the Administrative Agent of any action required or permitted under the Loan Documents will not (i) violate any law or regulation of such Designated Borrower’s Home Country or any political subdivision thereof, (ii) result in any tax or other monetary liability to such party pursuant to the laws of such Designated Borrower’s Home Country or political subdivision or taxing authority thereof (provided that, should any such action result in any such tax or other monetary liability to the Lender or the Administrative Agent, the Borrowers hereby agree to indemnify such Lender or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, against (x) any such tax or other monetary liability and (y) any increase in any tax or other monetary liability which results from such action by such Lender or the Administrative Agent and, to the extent the Borrowers make such indemnification, the incurrence of such liability by the Administrative Agent or any Lender will not constitute a Default) or (iii) violate any rule or regulation of any federation or organization or similar entity of which the such Designated Borrower’s Home Country is a member.
(e)    No Immunity. Neither such Designated Borrower nor any of its assets is entitled to immunity from suit, execution, attachment or other legal process. Such Designated Borrower’s execution and delivery of the Loan Documents to which it is a party constitute, and the exercise of its rights and performance of and compliance with its obligations under such Loan Documents will constitute, private and commercial acts done and performed for private and commercial purposes.
(f)    Application of Representations and Warranties. It is understood and agreed by the parties hereto that the representations and warranties of each Designated Borrower in this Section 6.18 shall only be applicable to such Designated Borrower on and after the date of its execution of a Designated Borrower Request and Assumption Agreement.
5.19    Benefits. Each of the Company and its Subsidiaries will benefit from the financing arrangement established by this Agreement. The Administrative Agent and the Lenders have stated and the Company acknowledges that, but for the agreement by each of the Subsidiary Guarantors to execute and deliver the Subsidiary Guaranty, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders would not have made available the credit facilities established hereby on the terms set forth herein.

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5.20    Solvency. The Company and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole are Solvent.
5.21    OFAC. No Loan Party, nor, to the knowledge of any Loan Party, any Related Party, (a) is currently the subject of any Sanctions, (b) is located, organized or residing in any Designated Jurisdiction, or (c) is or has been (within the previous five (5) years) engaged in any transaction with any Person who is now or was then the subject of Sanctions or who is located, organized or residing in any Designated Jurisdiction. No Loan nor L/C Credit Extension, nor the proceeds from any Loan or L/C Credit Extension, has been used, directly or indirectly, to lend, contribute, provide or has otherwise made available to fund any activity or business in any Designated Jurisdiction or to fund any activity or business of any Person located, organized or residing in any Designated Jurisdiction or who is the subject of any Sanctions, or in any other manner that will result in any violation by any Person (including any Lender, any Arranger, the Administrative Agent or any L/C Issuer) of Sanctions.
5.22    PATRIOT Act. Each of the Loan Parties and their respective Subsidiaries are in compliance, in all material respects, with (a) the Trading with the Enemy Act, as amended, and each of the foreign assets control regulations of the United States Treasury Department (31 CFR Subtitle B, Chapter V, as amended) and any other enabling legislation or executive order relating thereto and (b) the Act.
5.23    Senior Indebtedness. The Obligations are “Designated Senior Debt”, “Senior Debt”, “Senior Indebtedness”, “Guarantor Senior Debt” or “Senior Financing” (or any comparable term) under, and as defined in, any indenture, instrument or document governing any Indebtedness of any Loan Party subordinated to the Obligations.
5.24    Anti-Corruption Laws. The Company and its Subsidiaries have conducted their businesses in compliance with the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, the UK Bribery Act 2010, and other similar anti-corruption legislation in other jurisdictions and have instituted and maintained policies and procedures designed to promote and achieve compliance with such laws.
ARTICLE VI    
AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS
The Company covenants and agrees that on and after the Closing Date, so long as any Lender shall have any Commitment hereunder, any Loan or other Obligation hereunder shall remain unpaid or unsatisfied (other than contingent Obligations to the extent no claim giving rise thereto has been asserted), unless the Required Lenders shall otherwise give prior written consent:
6.01    Financial Report. The Company shall furnish to the Administrative Agent (for delivery to each of the Lenders):
(a)    Quarterly Reports. As soon as practicable and in any event within forty-five (45) days after the end of each of (i) the first three quarterly periods of each of its fiscal years, the consolidated balance sheet of the Company and its Subsidiaries as at the end of such period and the related consolidated statements of income and cash flows of the Company and its Subsidiaries for such

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fiscal quarter and for the period from the beginning of the then current fiscal year to the end of such fiscal quarter, certified by a Financial Officer of the Company on behalf of the Company and its Subsidiaries as fairly presenting the consolidated financial position of the Company and its Subsidiaries as at the dates indicated and the results of their operations and cash flows for the periods indicated in accordance with Agreement Accounting Principles, subject to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes and (ii) each quarterly period of its fiscal year, (A) schedules, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, showing (x) the date of issue, account party, currency and amount (both drawn and undrawn) in such currency, the L/C Issuer, expiration date and the reference number of each Letter of Credit issued hereunder and (y) the comparable information and details for each other letter of credit issued for the account of the Company or any Subsidiary, in each case outstanding at the end of such quarterly period and (B) a report relating to the asbestos litigation described in Schedule 5.17, and any other Product Liability Events, for such quarter, such report being in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and in any event describing (x) any final judgments or orders (whether monetary or non-monetary) entered against the Company or any Subsidiary and (y) any settlements for the payment of money entered into by the Company or any Subsidiary.
(b)    Annual Reports. As soon as practicable, and in any event within ninety (90) days after the end of each fiscal year, (i) the consolidated balance sheet of the Company and its Subsidiaries as at the end of such fiscal year and the related consolidated statements of income, stockholders’ equity and cash flows of the Company and its Subsidiaries for such fiscal year, and in comparative form the corresponding figures for the previous fiscal year along with consolidating schedules in form and substance sufficient to calculate the financial covenants set forth in Section 7.18 and (ii) an audit report on the consolidated financial statements (but not the consolidating financial statements or schedules) listed in clause (i) hereof of independent certified public accountants of recognized national standing, which audit report shall be unqualified and shall state that such financial statements fairly present the consolidated financial position of the Company and its Subsidiaries as at the dates indicated and the results of their operations and cash flows for the periods indicated in conformity with Agreement Accounting Principles and that the examination by such accountants in connection with such consolidated financial statements has been made in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. The deliveries made pursuant to this clause (ii) shall be accompanied by (x) any management letter prepared by the above-referenced accountants, and (y) a certificate of such accountants that, in the course of their examination necessary for their certification of the foregoing, they have obtained no knowledge of any Default or Event of Default, or if, in the opinion of such accountants, any Default or Event of Default shall exist, stating the nature and status thereof.
(c)    Officer’s Certificate. Together with each delivery of any financial statement (i) pursuant to clauses (i) or (ii) of Section 6.01(a), an Officer’s Certificate of the Company, substantially in the form of Exhibit F attached hereto and made a part hereof, stating that as of the date of such Officer’s Certificate no Default or Event of Default exists, or if any Default or Event of Default exists, stating the nature and status thereof and (ii) pursuant to clauses (a) and (b) of this Section 6.01, a Compliance Certificate signed by a Responsible Officer, which demonstrates compliance with the tests contained in Section 7.18, and which calculates the Applicable Rate.

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(d)    Budgets; Business Plans; Financial Projections. As soon as practicable and in any event not later than one hundred twenty (120) days after the beginning of each fiscal year commencing with the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2016, a copy of the plan and forecast (including a projected balance sheet, income statement and a statement of cash flow) of the Company and its Subsidiaries for the upcoming three (3) fiscal years prepared in such detail as shall be reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
6.02    Notices. The Company shall:
(a)    Notice of Default. Promptly upon any of the chief executive officer, chief operating officer, chief financial officer, treasurer, controller, chief legal officer or general counsel of the Company obtaining knowledge (i) of any condition or event which constitutes a Default or Event of Default, or becoming aware that any Lender or Administrative Agent has given any written notice with respect to a claimed Default or Event of Default under this Agreement, or (ii) that any Person has given any written notice to the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company or taken any other action with respect to a claimed default or event or condition of the type referred to in Section 8.01(e), or (iii) that any other development, financial or otherwise, which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect has occurred, the Company shall deliver to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders an Officer’s Certificate specifying (A) the nature and period of existence of any such claimed default, Default, Event of Default, condition or event, (B) the notice given or action taken by such Person in connection therewith, and (C) what action the Company has taken, is taking and proposes to take with respect thereto.
(b)    Lawsuits.
(i)    Promptly upon the Company obtaining knowledge of the institution of, or written threat of, any action, suit, proceeding, governmental investigation or arbitration, by or before any Governmental Authority, against or affecting the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or any property of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries not previously disclosed pursuant to Section 5.07, which action, suit, proceeding, governmental investigation or arbitration exposes, or in the case of multiple actions, suits, proceedings, governmental investigations or arbitrations arising out of the same general allegations or circumstances which expose, in the Company’s reasonable judgment, the Company and/or any of its Subsidiaries to liability in an amount aggregating $30,000,000 or more, give written notice thereof to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders and provide such other information as may be reasonably available to enable each Lender and the Administrative Agent and its counsel to evaluate such matters; and
(ii)    Promptly upon the Company or any of its Subsidiaries obtaining knowledge of any material adverse developments with respect to any of the Disclosed Litigation, which Disclosed Litigation exposes, in the Company’s reasonable judgment, the Company and/or any of its Subsidiaries to liability in an amount aggregating $10,000,000 or more, give written notice thereof to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders and provide such other information as may be reasonably available to enable each Lender and the Administrative Agent and its counsel to evaluate such matters; and

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(iii)    In addition to the requirements set forth in Sections 6.02(b)(i) and (ii), upon request of the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders, promptly give written notice of the status of any Disclosed Litigation or any action, suit, proceeding, governmental investigation or arbitration covered by a report delivered pursuant to clause (i) above and provide such other information as may be reasonably available to it that would not jeopardize any attorney-client privilege by disclosure to the Lenders to enable each Lender and the Administrative Agent and its counsel to evaluate such matters.
(c)    ERISA Notices. Deliver or cause to be delivered to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, at the Company’s expense, the following information and notices as soon as reasonably possible, and in any event:
(i)    (a) within ten (10) Business Days after the Company obtains knowledge that a Termination Event has occurred, a written statement of a Financial Officer of the Company describing such Termination Event and the action, if any, which the Company has taken, is taking or proposes to take with respect thereto, and when known, any action taken or threatened by the IRS, DOL or PBGC with respect thereto and (b) within ten (10) Business Days after any member of the Controlled Group obtains knowledge that a Termination Event has occurred which could reasonably be expected to subject the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to liability in excess of $5,000,000, a written statement of a Financial Officer or designee of the Company describing such Termination Event and the action, if any, which the member of the Controlled Group has taken, is taking or proposes to take with respect thereto, and when known, any action taken or threatened by the IRS, DOL or PBGC with respect thereto;
(ii)    within ten (10) Business Days after the filing of any funding waiver request with the IRS, a copy of such funding waiver request and thereafter all communications received by the Company or a member of the Controlled Group with respect to such request within ten (10) Business Days such communication is received; and
(iii)    within ten (10) Business Days after the Company or any member of the Controlled Group knows or has reason to know that (a) a Multiemployer Plan has been terminated, (b) the administrator or plan sponsor of a Multiemployer Plan intends to terminate a Multiemployer Plan, or (c) the PBGC has instituted or will institute proceedings under Section 4042 of ERISA to terminate a Multiemployer Plan, a notice describing such matter.
For purposes of this Section 6.01(c), the Company, any of its Subsidiaries and any member of the Controlled Group shall be deemed to know all facts known by the administrator of any Plan of which the Company or any member of the Controlled Group or such Subsidiary is the plan sponsor.
(d)    Other Indebtedness. Deliver to the Administrative Agent (i) a copy of each regular report, notice or communication regarding potential or actual defaults or amortization events (including any accompanying officer’s certificate) delivered by or on behalf of the Company to the holders of Material Indebtedness pursuant to the terms of the agreements governing such Material

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Indebtedness, such delivery to be made at the same time and by the same means as such notice of default is delivered to such holders, and (ii) a copy of each notice or other communication received by the Company from the holders of Material Indebtedness regarding potential or actual defaults pursuant to the terms of such Material Indebtedness, such delivery to be made promptly after such notice or other communication is received by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries.
(e)    Other Reports. Deliver or cause to be delivered to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders copies of (i) all financial statements, reports and notices, if any, sent or made available generally by the Company to their securities holders or filed with the SEC by the Company, (ii) all press releases made available generally by the Company or any of the Company’s Subsidiaries to the public concerning material developments in the business of the Company or any such Subsidiary and (iii) all notifications received from the SEC by the Company or its Subsidiaries pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules promulgated thereunder.
(f)    Environmental Notices. As soon as possible and in any event within ten (10) days after receipt by the Company, deliver to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders a copy of (i) any notice or claim to the effect that the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is or may be liable to any Person as a result of the Release by the Company, any of its Subsidiaries, or any other Person of any Contaminant into the environment, and (ii) any notice alleging any violation of any Environmental, Health or Safety Requirements of Law by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries if, in either case, such notice or claim relates to an event which could reasonably be expected to subject the Company and its Subsidiaries to liability individually or in the aggregate in excess of $5,000,000.
(g)    Other Information. Promptly upon receiving a request therefor from the Administrative Agent (acting on its own behalf or at the request of any Lender or L/C Issuer), prepare and deliver to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders such other information with respect to the Company, any of its Subsidiaries, as from time to time may be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent.
Documents required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or (b) or Section 6.02(e)(i) or (iii) (to the extent any such documents are included in materials otherwise filed with the SEC) may be delivered electronically and if so delivered, shall be deemed to have been delivered on the date (i) on which the Company posts such documents, or provides a link thereto on the Company’s website on the Internet at the website address listed on Schedule 10.02; or (ii) on which such documents are posted on the Company’s behalf on an Internet or intranet website, if any, to which each Lender and the Administrative Agent have access (whether a commercial, third-party website or whether sponsored by the Administrative Agent); provided that: (i) the Company shall deliver paper copies of such documents to the Administrative Agent or any Lender upon its request to the Company to deliver such paper copies until a written request to cease delivering paper copies is given by the Administrative Agent or such Lender and (ii) the Company shall notify the Administrative Agent and each Lender (by facsimile or electronic mail) of the posting of any such documents and provide to the Administrative Agent by electronic mail electronic versions (i.e., soft copies) of such documents. The Administrative Agent shall have no obligation to request the delivery of or to maintain paper copies of the documents referred to above, and in any event shall have no responsibility to monitor compliance by the Company with any such request by a Lender for delivery,

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and each Lender shall be solely responsible for requesting delivery to it or maintaining its copies of such documents.
Each Borrower hereby acknowledges that (a) the Administrative Agent and/or the Arrangers may, but shall not be obligated to, make available to the Lenders and the L/C Issuers materials and/or information provided by or on behalf of such Borrower hereunder (collectively, “Borrower Materials”) by posting the Borrower Materials on DebtDomain, IntraLinks, Syndtrak or another similar electronic system (the “Platform”) and (b) certain of the Lenders (each, a “Public Lender”) may have personnel who do not wish to receive material non-public information with respect to any of the Borrowers or their respective Affiliates, or the respective securities of any of the foregoing, and who may be engaged in investment and other market-related activities with respect to such Persons’ securities. Each Borrower hereby agrees that (w) all Borrower Materials that are to be made available to Public Lenders shall be clearly and conspicuously marked “PUBLIC” which, at a minimum, shall mean that the word “PUBLIC” shall appear prominently on the first page thereof; (x) by marking Borrower Materials “PUBLIC,” the Borrowers shall be deemed to have authorized the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers, the L/C Issuers and the Lenders to treat such Borrower Materials as not containing any material non-public information with respect to the Borrowers or their respective securities for purposes of United States Federal and state securities laws (provided, however, that to the extent such Borrower Materials constitute Information, they shall be treated as set forth in Section 10.07); (y) all Borrower Materials marked “PUBLIC” are permitted to be made available through a portion of the Platform designated “Public Side Information;” and (z) the Administrative Agent and the Arrangers shall be entitled to treat any Borrower Materials that are not marked “PUBLIC” as being suitable only for posting on a portion of the Platform not designated “Public Side Information.” Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Borrower shall be under any obligation to mark any Borrower Materials “PUBLIC.”
6.03    Existence, Etc. The Company shall and, except as permitted pursuant to Section 7.08, shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to, at all times maintain its existence and preserve and keep, or cause to be preserved and kept, in full force and effect its rights and franchises material to its businesses.
6.04    Corporate Powers; Conduct of Business. The Company shall, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to, qualify and remain qualified to do business in each jurisdiction in which the nature of its business requires it to be so qualified and where the failure to be so qualified will have or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. The Company will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, carry on and conduct its business in substantially the same manner and in substantially the same fields of enterprise as it is presently conducted.

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6.05    Compliance with Laws, Etc. The Company shall, and shall cause its Subsidiaries to, (a) comply with all Requirements of Law and all restrictive covenants affecting such Person or the business, properties, assets or operations of such Person, and (b) obtain as needed all permits necessary for its operations and maintain such permits in good standing unless failure to comply or obtain such permits could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
6.06    Payment of Taxes and Claims; Tax Consolidation. The Company shall pay, and cause each of its Subsidiaries to pay, (a) all material taxes, assessments and other governmental charges imposed upon it or on any of its properties or assets or in respect of any of its franchises, business, income or property before any penalty or interest accrues thereon, and (b) all claims (including, without limitation, claims for labor, services, materials and supplies) for sums which have become due and payable and which by law have or may become a Lien (other than a Lien permitted by Section 7.03) upon any of the Company’s or such Subsidiary’s property or assets, prior to the time when any penalty or fine shall be incurred with respect thereto; provided, however, that no such taxes, assessments and governmental charges referred to in clause (a) above or claims referred to in clause (b) above (and interest, penalties or fines relating thereto) need be paid if being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently instituted and conducted and if such reserve or other appropriate provision, if any, as shall be required in conformity with Agreement Accounting Principles shall have been made therefor.
6.07    Insurance. The Company shall maintain for itself and its Subsidiaries, or shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to maintain in full force and effect, insurance policies and programs, with such deductibles or self-insurance amounts as reflect coverage that is reasonably consistent with prudent industry practice as determined by the Company.
6.08    Inspection of Property; Books and Records; Discussions. The Company shall permit and cause each of its Subsidiaries to permit, any authorized representative(s) designated by either the Administrative Agent or any Lender to visit and inspect any of the properties of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, to examine their respective financial and accounting records and other material data relating to their respective businesses or the transactions contemplated hereby (including, without limitation, in connection with environmental compliance, hazard or liability), and to discuss their affairs, finances and accounts with their officers and independent certified public accountants, all upon reasonable notice and at such reasonable times during normal business hours, as often as may be reasonably requested (provided that an officer of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries may, if it so desires, be present at and participate in any such discussion). The Company shall keep and maintain, and cause each of its Subsidiaries to keep and maintain, in all material respects, proper books of record and account in which entries in conformity with Agreement Accounting Principles shall be made of all dealings and transactions in relation to their respective businesses and activities. If an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Company, upon the Administrative Agent’s request, shall turn over copies of any such records to the Administrative Agent or its representatives.
6.09    ERISA Compliance. The Company shall, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to, establish, maintain and operate all Plans to comply in all material respects with the provisions of ERISA and shall operate all Plans to comply in all material respects with the applicable provisions of the Code, all other applicable laws, and the regulations and interpretations thereunder and the

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respective requirements of the governing documents for such Plans, except for any noncompliance which, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to subject the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to liability, individually or in the aggregate, in excess of $50,000,000 or except as set forth on Schedule 5.09.
6.10    Maintenance of Property. The Company shall cause all property used or useful in the conduct of its business or the business of any Subsidiary to be maintained and kept in good condition, repair and working order and supplied with all necessary equipment and shall cause to be made all necessary repairs, renewals, replacements, betterments and improvements thereof, all as in the judgment of the Company may be necessary so that the business carried on in connection therewith may be properly and advantageously conducted at all times; provided, however, that nothing in this Section 6.10 shall prevent the Company or any of its Subsidiaries from discontinuing the operation or maintenance of any of such property if such discontinuance is, in the judgment of the Company, desirable in the conduct of its business or the business of any Subsidiary and not disadvantageous in any material respect to the Administrative Agent or the Lenders.
6.11    Environmental Compliance. The Company and its Subsidiaries shall comply with all Environmental, Health or Safety Requirements of Law, except where noncompliance will not have or is not reasonably likely to subject the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to liability, individually or in the aggregate, in excess of $50,000,000.
6.12    Use of Proceeds. The Borrowers shall use the proceeds of the Loans to provide funds for general corporate purposes of the Company and its Subsidiaries, including, without limitation, to refinance outstanding Indebtedness under the Existing Credit Agreement, for working capital purposes and to finance Permitted Acquisitions and the payment of fees, expenses and compensation in connection therewith. The Company will not, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, use any of the proceeds of the Loans to purchase or carry any Margin Stock in violation of any applicable legal and regulatory requirements including, without limitation, Regulations T, U, and X, the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the regulations promulgated thereunder, or to make any Acquisition, other than a Permitted Acquisition pursuant to Section 7.06.
6.13    Subsidiary Guarantors.
(a)    New Subsidiaries. The Company shall cause each Subsidiary acquired or formed after the Closing Date that is, at any time, a Material Subsidiary and each other Subsidiary as is necessary to remain in compliance with the terms of Section 7.15, to deliver to the Administrative Agent an executed supplement to the Subsidiary Guaranty in the form of the supplement attached thereto (a “Supplement”) to become a Subsidiary Guarantor and, if requested by the Administrative Agent or delivered under any other Transaction Facility (or any Permitted Refinancing thereof), appropriate corporate resolutions, opinions and other documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, such Supplement and other documentation to be delivered to the Administrative Agent as promptly as possible upon the creation, acquisition of or capitalization thereof or if otherwise necessary to remain in compliance with Section 7.15, but in any event within thirty (30) days (or such later date as the Administrative Agent may agree) of such creation, acquisition or capitalization.

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(b)    Additional Material Subsidiaries. If any consolidated Subsidiary of the Company (other than a newly acquired or formed Subsidiary to the extent addressed in Section 6.13(a)) becomes a Material Subsidiary (other than an Excluded Foreign Subsidiary), the Company shall cause any such Material Subsidiary to deliver to the Administrative Agent an executed Supplement to become a Subsidiary Guarantor and, if requested by the Administrative Agent or delivered under any other Transaction Facility (or any Permitted Refinancing thereof), appropriate corporate resolutions, opinions and other documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent in connection therewith, such Supplement and other documentation to be delivered to the Administrative Agent as promptly as possible but in any event within thirty (30) days (or such later date as the Administrative Agent may agree) following the date on which such consolidated Subsidiary became a Material Subsidiary.
(c)    Other Required Guarantors. If at any time any Subsidiary of the Company which is not a Subsidiary Guarantor guaranties any Indebtedness of the Company other than the Indebtedness hereunder, the Company shall cause such Subsidiary to deliver to the Administrative Agent an executed Supplement to become a Subsidiary Guarantor and, if requested by the Administrative Agent or delivered under any other Transaction Facility (or any Permitted Refinancing thereof), appropriate corporate resolutions, opinions and other documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent in connection therewith, such Supplement and other documentation to be delivered to the Administrative Agent concurrently with the delivery of the guaranty of such other Indebtedness.
(d)    Additional Excluded Foreign Subsidiaries. In the event any Subsidiary otherwise required to become a Guarantor under paragraphs (a), (b) or (c) above would cause the Company adverse tax consequences if it were to become a Guarantor or is restricted from becoming a Guarantor as a result of domestic laws or otherwise, the Administrative Agent may, in its discretion, permit such Subsidiary to be treated as an Excluded Foreign Subsidiary, and, accordingly, such Subsidiary would not be required to become a Guarantor.
(e)    Joint Ventures. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any Loan Document, (i) in the event any Subsidiary otherwise required to become a Guarantor under this Section 6.13 is a joint venture or unincorporated association, and such Subsidiary’s becoming a Subsidiary Guarantor shall be restricted by such Subsidiary’s constitutive documents, the Obligations guaranteed by such Subsidiary shall not be required to exceed the amount that may be so guaranteed pursuant to such constitutive documents, (ii) the Freeport Joint Ventures shall not be required to become Subsidiary Guarantors, and (iii) in no event shall such Subsidiary be required to exceed the amount that may be so Guaranteed under applicable Requirements of Law (including, without limitation, the Uniform Fraudulent Conveyance Act and the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act), multiplied by the percentage of such Subsidiary’s outstanding Capital Stock or interest in the profits owned, in each case, by the Company or any of its other Subsidiaries.
6.14    Foreign Employee Benefit Compliance. The Company shall, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries and each member of its Controlled Group to, establish, maintain and operate all Foreign Employee Benefit Plans to comply in all material respects with all laws, regulations and rules applicable thereto and the respective requirements of the governing documents for such Plans, except for failures to comply which, in the aggregate, would not be reasonably likely to subject the

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Company or any of its Subsidiaries to liability, individually or in the aggregate, in excess of $50,000,000.
6.15    Anti-Corruption Laws. The Company and its Subsidiaries shall conduct their businesses in compliance with the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, the UK Bribery Act 2010, and other similar anti-corruption legislation in other jurisdictions, and maintain policies and procedures designed to promote and achieve compliance with such laws.
ARTICLE VII    
NEGATIVE COVENANTS
So long as any Lender shall have any Commitment hereunder, any Loan or other Obligation hereunder shall remain unpaid or unsatisfied (other than contingent Obligations to the extent no claim giving rise thereto has been asserted), the Company shall not (excluding Sections 7.01 and 7.05 which, for the avoidance of doubt, shall not apply to the Company in any respect), nor shall it permit any Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly:
7.01    Subsidiary Indebtedness. None of the Company’s Subsidiaries shall create, incur, assume or otherwise become or remain directly or indirectly liable with respect to any Indebtedness, except:
(a)    Indebtedness of the Borrowers under this Agreement and the Subsidiaries under the Subsidiary Guaranty;
(b)    Indebtedness in respect of guaranties executed by any Subsidiary Guarantor with respect to any Indebtedness of the Company, provided such Indebtedness is not incurred by the Company in violation of this Agreement;
(c)    Indebtedness in respect of obligations secured by Customary Permitted Liens;
(d)    Indebtedness constituting Contingent Obligations permitted by Section 7.05;
(e)    Unsecured Indebtedness arising from loans from (i) any Subsidiary to any wholly-owned Subsidiary, (ii) the Company to any wholly-owned Subsidiary, (iii) Lealand Finance Company B.V. to any Subsidiary (other than any Subsidiary Guarantor) in an aggregate outstanding principal amount not to exceed $100,000,000 at any time and (iv) any one or more Subsidiary Guarantors to Horton CBI, Limited in an aggregate outstanding principal amount not to exceed $100,000,000; provided, that if any Subsidiary Guarantor is the obligor on such Indebtedness, such Indebtedness may only be due to a Subsidiary Guarantor and shall be expressly subordinate to the payment in full in cash of the Obligations on terms satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;
(f)    Indebtedness in respect of Hedging Obligations which are not prohibited under Section 7.13;
(g)    Indebtedness with respect to surety, appeal and performance bonds and Performance Letters of Credit (under and as defined in this Agreement and the Existing Revolving Credit Agreement) obtained by any of the Company’s Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business;

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(h)    Indebtedness evidenced by letters of credit, bank guarantees or other similar instruments in an aggregate face amount not to exceed at any time $150,000,000 issued in the ordinary course of business to secure obligations of the Company and its Subsidiaries under workers’ compensation and other social security programs, and Contingent Obligations with respect to any such permitted letters of credit, bank guarantees or other similar instruments;
(i)    (i) Permitted Existing Indebtedness and (ii) other Indebtedness, in addition to that referred to elsewhere in this Section 7.01, incurred by the Company’s Subsidiaries, provided that no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing at the date of such incurrence or would result therefrom, and provided further that the aggregate outstanding amount of all Indebtedness incurred by the Company’s Subsidiaries under this clause (i)(ii) shall not at any time exceed $100,000,000;
(j)    Indebtedness of The Shaw Group Inc. or any of its Subsidiaries existing on the Closing Date and permitted under the Transaction Agreement;
(k)    Indebtedness of the Initial Borrower and any Subsidiary Guarantor in respect of (i) the Existing 2012 Term Loan Credit Agreement, (ii) the Existing Revolving Credit Agreement and (iii) the Existing 2015 Term Loan Credit Agreement (and any Permitted Refinancing in each case thereof), so long as such Indebtedness is not senior to the Obligations in right of payment and is not guaranteed by any Subsidiary that is not a Subsidiary Guarantor;
(l)    Indebtedness of any Subsidiary Guarantor in respect of the NPA Notes (and any Permitted Refinancing thereof), so long as such Indebtedness is not senior to the Obligations in right of payment and is not guaranteed by any Subsidiary that is not a Subsidiary Guarantor; and
(m)    Unsecured Indebtedness incurred by any Borrower or any Subsidiary Guarantor and owing to a joint venture in which any Borrower or any Subsidiary Guarantor owns any interest.
7.02    Sales of Assets. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries shall consummate any Asset Sale, except:
(a)    sales of inventory in the ordinary course of business;
(b)    the Disposition in the ordinary course of business of equipment that is obsolete, excess or no longer used or useful in the Company’s or its Subsidiaries’ businesses;
(c)    Dispositions of assets between the Company and any wholly-owned Subsidiary of the Company, or between wholly-owned Subsidiaries of the Company not otherwise prohibited by this Agreement;
(d)    the Permitted Sale and Leaseback Transactions; and
(e)    other leases, sales or other Dispositions of assets if such transaction (i) is for consideration consisting at least eighty percent (80%) of cash, (ii) is for not less than fair market value (as determined in good faith by the Company’s board of directors), and (iii) involves assets that, together with all other assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries previously leased, sold or

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disposed of (other than pursuant to clauses (a) through (d) above) as permitted by this Section 7.02 (x) during the twelve-month period ending with the month in which any such lease, sale or other disposition occurs, do not constitute a Substantial Portion of the assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries and (y) since the Closing Date do not exceed fifteen percent (15%) of consolidated tangible assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries, in each case when combined with all such other transactions during such period (each such transaction being valued at book value).
7.03    Liens. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries shall directly or indirectly create, incur, assume or permit to exist any Lien on or with respect to any of their respective property or assets except:
(a)    Liens, if any, created by the Loan Documents or otherwise securing the Obligations;
(b)    Customary Permitted Liens;
(c)    other Liens, including Permitted Existing Liens, (a) securing Indebtedness of the Company (other than Indebtedness of the Company owed to any Subsidiary) and/or (b) securing Indebtedness of the Company’s Subsidiaries as permitted pursuant to Section 7.01 and in an aggregate outstanding amount not to exceed five percent (5%) of consolidated tangible assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries at any time;
(d)    Liens on the assets of The Shaw Group Inc. and its Subsidiaries, existing on the Closing Date and permitted under the Transaction Agreement, provided that such Liens extend only to such assets or proceeds thereof and were not incurred in contemplation of the Shaw Acquisition;
(e)    as long as the obligations under this Agreement are secured equally and ratably by the same collateral subject to such Liens, Liens securing the other Transaction Facilities (and any Permitted Refinancing thereof);
(f)    Liens on pledged cash of the Company and its Subsidiaries required for notional cash pooling arrangements in the ordinary course of business; and
(g)    Liens on accounts receivables and related assets of the Company pursuant to a Qualified Securitization Financing; provided, however, that the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness so secured under all Qualified Securitization Financings shall not exceed $250,000,000 at any one time outstanding.
In addition, neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries shall become a party to any agreement, note, indenture or other instrument, or take any other action, which would prohibit the creation of a Lien on any of its properties or other assets in favor of the Administrative Agent as collateral for the Obligations; provided that (x) any agreement, note, indenture or other instrument in connection with purchase money Indebtedness (including Capitalized Leases) incurred in compliance with the terms of this Agreement may prohibit the creation of a Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders on the items of property obtained with the proceeds of such Indebtedness and (y) the Transaction Facilities (and any Permitted Refinancing thereof) may prohibit the creation of a Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders unless such Indebtedness is secured equally and ratably with the Obligations.

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7.04    Investments. Except to the extent permitted pursuant to Section 7.06, neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries shall directly or indirectly make or own any Investment except:
(a)    Investments in cash and Cash Equivalents;
(b)    Permitted Existing Investments in an amount not greater than the amount thereof on the Closing Date;
(c)    Investments in trade receivables or received in connection with the bankruptcy or reorganization of suppliers and customers and in settlement of delinquent obligations of, and other disputes with, customers and suppliers arising in the ordinary course of business;
(d)    Investments consisting of deposit accounts maintained by the Company and its Subsidiaries;
(e)    Investments consisting of non-cash consideration from a sale, assignment, transfer, lease, conveyance or other disposition of property permitted by Section 7.02;
(f)    Investments in any consolidated Subsidiaries;
(g)    Investments in joint ventures (other than Subsidiaries) and nonconsolidated Subsidiaries in an aggregate amount not to exceed $200,000,000;
(h)    Investments constituting Permitted Acquisitions;
(i)    Investments constituting Indebtedness permitted by Section 7.01 or Contingent Obligations permitted by Section 7.05;
(j)    Investments in addition to those referred to elsewhere in this Section 7.04 in an aggregate amount not to exceed ten percent (10%) of consolidated tangible assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries at any time; and
(k)    Investments of The Shaw Group Inc. and its Subsidiaries on the Closing Date and permitted under the Transaction Agreement.
7.05    Contingent Obligations. None of the Company’s Subsidiaries shall directly or indirectly create or become or be liable with respect to any Contingent Obligation, except: (a) recourse obligations resulting from endorsement of negotiable instruments for collection in the ordinary course of business; (b) Permitted Existing Contingent Obligations; (c) Contingent Obligations (i) incurred by any Subsidiary of the Company to support the performance of bids, tenders, sales or contracts (other than for the repayment of borrowed money) of any other Subsidiary of the Company or, solely to the extent of its relative ownership interest therein, any Person (other than a wholly-owned Subsidiary of the Company) in which such Subsidiary has a joint interest or other ownership interest, in each case in the ordinary course of business, and, in the case of joint ventures or other ownership interests, the Contingent Obligation in respect thereof is in an aggregate amount not to exceed $30,000,000, and (ii) with respect to surety, appeal and performance bonds obtained by the Company or any Subsidiary (provided that the Indebtedness with respect thereto

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is permitted pursuant to Section 7.01) or, solely to the extent of its relative ownership interest therein, any Person (other than a wholly-owned Subsidiary of the Company) in which such Subsidiary has a joint interest or other ownership interest, in each case in the ordinary course of business and, in the case of joint ventures or other ownership interests, the Contingent Obligation in respect thereof is in an aggregate amount not to exceed $30,000,000; (d) Contingent Obligations of the Subsidiary Guarantors under the Subsidiary Guaranty; and (e) Contingent Obligations in respect of the Transaction Facilities and Contingent Obligations of The Shaw Group Inc. and its Subsidiaries existing on the Closing Date and permitted under the Transaction Agreement.
7.06    Conduct of Business; Subsidiaries; Permitted Acquisitions. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries shall engage in any business other than the businesses engaged in by the Company and its Subsidiaries on the Closing Date and any business or activities which are substantially similar, related or incidental thereto or logical extensions thereof. The Company shall not create, acquire or capitalize any Subsidiary after the Closing Date unless (x) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would result therefrom; (y) after such creation, acquisition or capitalization, all of the representations and warranties contained herein shall be true and correct (unless such representation and warranty is made as of a specific date, in which case, such representation or warranty shall be true and correct as of such date); and (z) after such creation, acquisition or capitalization the Company and such Subsidiary shall be in compliance with the terms of Section 6.13 and Section 7.16. Neither the Company nor its Subsidiaries shall make any Acquisitions, other than Acquisitions meeting the following requirements or otherwise approved by the Required Lenders (each such Acquisition constituting a “Permitted Acquisition”):
(a)    as of the date of consummation of such Acquisition (before and after taking into account such Acquisition), all representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall be true and correct in all material respects as though made on such date (unless such representation and warranty is made as of a specific date, in which case, such representation and warranty shall be true and correct as of such date) and no event shall have occurred and then be continuing which constitutes a Default or Event of Default under this Agreement;
(b)    prior to the consummation of any such Permitted Acquisition, the Company shall provide written notification to the Administrative Agent of all pro forma adjustments to EBITDA to be made in connection with such Acquisition;
(c)    the purchase is consummated pursuant to a negotiated acquisition agreement on a non-hostile basis and approved by the target company’s board of directors (and shareholders, if necessary) prior to the consummation of the Acquisition;
(d)    the businesses being acquired shall be substantially similar, related or incidental to the businesses or activities engaged in by the Company and its Subsidiaries on the Closing Date;
(e)    prior to such Acquisition and the incurrence of any Indebtedness permitted by Section 7.01 in connection therewith, the Company shall deliver to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders a certificate from one of the Responsible Officers, demonstrating, on a pro forma basis using unadjusted historical audited or reviewed unaudited financial statements obtained from the seller(s) in respect of each such Acquisition as if the Acquisition and such incurrence of Indebtedness

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had occurred on the first day of the twelve-month period ending on the last day of the Company’s most recently completed fiscal quarter, the Company would have been in compliance with the financial covenants in Section 7.18 and not otherwise in an Event of Default; and
(f)    without the prior written consent of the Required Lenders, (i) the purchase price for the Acquisition (including, without limitation or duplication, cash, Capital Stock, Restricted Payments and Indebtedness assumed) shall not exceed 10% of Consolidated Net Worth as of the Company’s most recently ended fiscal year prior to such Acquisition and (ii) the aggregate of the purchase price for all Acquisitions (including, without limitation or duplication, cash, Capital Stock, Restricted Payments and Indebtedness assumed) otherwise permitted hereunder shall not exceed $400,000,000 from and after the Closing Date.
7.07    Transactions with Shareholders and Affiliates. Other than transactions otherwise permitted by Section 7.04, neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries shall directly or indirectly enter into or permit to exist any transaction (including, without limitation, the purchase, sale, lease or exchange of any property or the rendering of any service) with, or make loans or advances to any holder or holders of any of the Equity Interests of the Company, or with any Affiliate of the Company which is not its Subsidiary of the Company, on terms that are less favorable to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, as applicable, than those that could reasonably be obtained in an arm’s length transaction at the time from Persons who are not such a holder or Affiliate.
7.08    Restriction on Fundamental Changes. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries shall enter into any merger or consolidation, or liquidate, wind-up or dissolve (or suffer any liquidation or dissolution), or convey, lease, sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of, in one transaction or series of transactions, all or substantially all of the Company’s consolidated business or property (each such transaction a “Fundamental Change”), whether now or hereafter acquired, except (a) Fundamental Changes permitted under Sections 7.02, 7.04 or 7.07, (b) a Subsidiary of the Company may be merged into or consolidated with the Company (in which case the Company shall be the surviving corporation) or any wholly-owned Subsidiary of the Company provided the Company owns, directly or indirectly, a percentage of the equity of the merged entity not less than the percentage it owned of the Subsidiary prior to such Fundamental Change and if the predecessor Subsidiary was a Guarantor, the surviving Subsidiary shall be a Guarantor hereunder, (c) any liquidation of any Subsidiary of the Company, into the Company or another Subsidiary of the Company, as applicable, and (d) any Subsidiary may dissolve, liquidate or wind-up its affairs at any time if such dissolution, liquidation or winding up is not disadvantageous to the Administrative Agent or any Lender in any material respect.

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7.09    Sales and Leasebacks. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries shall become liable, directly, by assumption or by Contingent Obligation, with respect to any Sale and Leaseback Transaction (other than the Permitted Sale and Leaseback Transactions and sale and leaseback obligations of The Shaw Group Inc. and its Subsidiaries existing on the Closing Date and permitted under the Transaction Agreement), unless the sale involved is not prohibited under Section 7.02, the lease involved is not prohibited under Section 7.01 and any related Investment is not prohibited under Section 7.04.
7.10    Margin Regulations. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries, shall use all or any portion of the proceeds of any credit extended under this Agreement to purchase or carry Margin Stock in violation of any applicable legal and regulatory requirements including, without limitation, Regulations T, U and X, the Securities Act of 1933, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the regulations promulgated thereunder.
7.11    ERISA. The Company shall not:
(a)    permit to exist any accumulated funding deficiency (as defined in Sections 302 of ERISA and 412 of the Code), with respect to any Benefit Plan, whether or not waived;
(b)    terminate, or permit any Controlled Group member to terminate, any Benefit Plan which would result in liability of the Company or any Controlled Group member under Title IV of ERISA;
(c)    fail, or permit any Controlled Group member to fail, to pay any required installment or any other payment required under Section 412 of the Code on or before the due date for such installment or other payment; or
(d)    permit any unfunded liabilities with respect to any Foreign Pension Plan;
except, in each case, as set forth on Schedule 5.09 or except where such transactions, events, circumstances, or failures are not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably expected to result in liability individually or in the aggregate in excess of $50,000,000.
7.12    Subsidiary Covenants. Except as set forth on Schedule 7.12, and except for any (a) encumbrance or restriction binding upon The Shaw Group Inc. and its Subsidiaries existing on the Closing Date and permitted under the Transaction Agreement, (b) encumbrance or restriction contained in any of the Transaction Facilities (or any amendments or Permitted Refinancings thereof, provided that such amendments or refinancings are no more materially restrictive with respect to such encumbrances and restrictions than those prior to such amendment or refinancing), (c) customary provisions restricting subletting, assignment of any lease or assignment of any agreement entered into in the ordinary course of business, (d) customary restrictions and conditions contained in any agreement relating to a sale or disposition not prohibited by Section 7.02, or (e) any agreement in effect at the time a Subsidiary becomes a Subsidiary, so long as it was not entered into in connection with or in contemplation of such Person becoming a Subsidiary, the Company will not, and will not permit any Subsidiary to, create or otherwise cause to become effective or suffer to exist any consensual encumbrance or restriction of any kind on the ability of any Subsidiary

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to pay dividends or make any other distribution on its stock or redemption of its stock, or make any other Restricted Payment, pay any Indebtedness or other Obligation owed to Company or any other Subsidiary, make loans or advances or other Investments in the Company or any other Subsidiary, or sell, transfer or otherwise convey any of its property to the Company or any other Subsidiary, or merge, consolidate with or liquidate into the Company or any other Subsidiary.
7.13    Hedging Obligations. The Company shall not and shall not permit any of its Subsidiaries to enter into any Hedging Arrangements evidencing Hedging Obligations, other than Hedging Arrangements entered into by the Company or its Subsidiaries pursuant to which the Company or such Subsidiary has hedged its reasonably estimated interest rate, foreign currency or commodity exposure, and which are non-speculative in nature.
7.14    Issuance of Disqualified Stock. From and after the Closing Date, neither the Company, nor any of its Subsidiaries shall issue any Disqualified Stock. All issued and outstanding Disqualified Stock shall be treated as Indebtedness for all purposes of this Agreement, and the amount of such deemed Indebtedness shall be the aggregate amount of the liquidation preference of such Disqualified Stock
7.15    Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries. The Company will not at any time permit the sum of the consolidated assets of all of the Company’s Subsidiaries which are not Subsidiary Guarantors (the non-guarantor Subsidiaries being referred to collectively as the “Non-Obligor Subsidiaries”) to exceed twenty percent (20%) of the Company’s and its Subsidiaries consolidated assets. For the avoidance of doubt, Excluded Joint Ventures shall be disregarded for purposes of this Section 7.15.
7.16    Intercompany Indebtedness. The Company shall not create, incur, assume or otherwise become or remain directly or indirectly liable with respect to any Indebtedness arising from loans from any Subsidiary to the Company unless (a) such Indebtedness is unsecured and (b) such Indebtedness shall be expressly subordinate to the payment in full in cash of the Obligations on terms satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
7.17    Restricted Payments. The Company shall not, nor shall it permit any Subsidiary to, declare, make or pay any Restricted Payments in excess of $250,000,000 in the aggregate during any period of twelve (12) consecutive months, other than (a) permitted Restricted Payments listed on Schedule 7.17, (b) payments and prepayments of debt permitted by Section 7.01(j), (c) payments and prepayments of the Transaction Facilities, (d) any Subsidiary may declare and pay dividends ratably with respect to its Equity Interests and (e) other Restricted Payments so long as when each such Restricted Payment is made, on a pro forma basis, the Leverage Ratio of the Company and its Subsidiaries for the most recently-ended period of four-fiscal quarters shall be less than 1.50 to 1.00.
7.18    Financial Covenants.
(a)    Maximum Leverage Ratio. The Company shall not permit the ratio (the “Leverage Ratio”) of (i) all Adjusted Indebtedness of the Company and its Subsidiaries as of any date of determination (but excluding any Indebtedness permitted under Section 7.01(m)) to (ii) EBITDA for the most recently-ended period of four-fiscal quarters for which financial statements were

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required to be delivered (commencing with the fiscal quarter ended as of September 30, 2015) to be greater than 3.00 to 1.00. The Leverage Ratio (including for purposes of determining the Applicable Rate) shall be calculated as of the last day of each fiscal quarter based upon (A) for Adjusted Indebtedness, Adjusted Indebtedness as of the last day of each such fiscal quarter and (B) for EBITDA, the actual amount for the four quarter period ending on such day, calculated, with respect to Permitted Acquisitions, on a pro forma basis using historical audited and reviewed unaudited financial statements obtained from the seller(s) in such Permitted Acquisition, broken down by fiscal quarter in the Company’s reasonable judgment and satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and as reported to the Administrative Agent pursuant to the provisions of Section 7.06(b).
(b)    Minimum Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio. The Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries shall maintain a ratio, without duplication, of Consolidated Net Income Available for Fixed Charges to Consolidated Fixed Charges of at least 1.75 to 1.00 for the most recently-ended period of four fiscal quarters for which financial statements were required to be delivered, commencing with the fiscal quarter ended as of September 30, 2015 through the Availability Period. If, during the period for which Consolidated Net Income Available for Fixed Charges and Consolidated Fixed Charges are being calculated, the Company or any Subsidiary has acquired any Person (or the assets thereof) resulting in such Person becoming or otherwise resulting in a Subsidiary, compliance with this Section 7.18(b) shall be determined by calculating Consolidated Net Income Available for Fixed Charges and Consolidated Fixed Charges on a pro forma basis as if such Subsidiary had become such a Subsidiary on the first day of such period and any Indebtedness incurred in connection therewith was incurred on such date.
(c)    Minimum Consolidated Net Worth. The Company shall not permit its Consolidated Net Worth at any time after the Closing Date to be less than the greater of (a) the sum of (i) 75% of the actual net worth of the Company and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis as of September 30, 2013 plus (ii) fifty percent (50%) of the sum of Consolidated Net Income (if positive) earned in each fiscal quarter, commencing with the fiscal quarter ending on December 31, 2013, and (b) the minimum amount of Consolidated Net Worth that the Company shall be required to maintain under any instrument, agreement or indenture pertaining to any Material Indebtedness.
7.19    Sanctions. No Borrower shall, directly or, to its knowledge, indirectly, use the proceeds of any Credit Extension, or lend, contribute or otherwise make available such proceeds to the Company, any Subsidiary, joint venture partner or other individual or entity, to fund any activities of or business with any individual or entity, or in any Designated Jurisdiction, that, at the time of such funding, is the subject of Sanctions, or in any other manner that will result in a violation by an individual or entity (including any individual or entity participating in the transaction, whether as Lender, Arranger, Administrative Agent, L/C Issuer, Swing Line Lender, or otherwise) of Sanctions.
7.20    Anti-Corruption Laws. No Borrower shall, directly or, to its knowledge, indirectly, use the proceeds of any Credit Extension for any purpose which would breach the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, the UK Bribery Act 2010, and other similar anti-corruption legislation in other jurisdictions.

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ARTICLE VIII    
EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES
8.01    Events of Default. Each of the following occurrences shall constitute an Event of Default under this Agreement:
(a)    Failure to Make Payments When Due. The Company or any Borrower shall (i) fail to pay when due any of the Obligations consisting of principal with respect to the Loans or L/C Obligations or (ii) shall fail to pay within five (5) days of the date when due any of the other Obligations under this Agreement or the other Loan Documents.
(b)    Breach of Certain Covenants. The Company shall fail duly and punctually to perform or observe any agreement, covenant or obligation binding on the Company under Sections 6.01, 6.03, 6.08, 6.13, or Article VII.
(c)    Breach of Representation or Warranty. Any representation or warranty made or deemed made by the Company or any Borrower to the Administrative Agent or any Lender herein or by the Company or any Borrower or any of the Company’s Subsidiaries in any of the other Loan Documents or in any statement or certificate or information at any time given by any such Person pursuant to any of the Loan Documents shall be false or misleading in any material respect on the date as of which made (or deemed made).
(d)    Other Defaults. The Company or any Borrower shall default in the performance of or compliance with any term contained in this Agreement (other than as covered by subsections (a) or (b) or (c) of this Section 8.01), or the Company or any Borrower or any of the Company’s Subsidiaries shall default in the performance of or compliance with any term contained in any of the other Loan Documents, and such default shall continue for thirty (30) days after the occurrence thereof.
(e)    Default as to Other Indebtedness. The Company or any of its Subsidiaries shall fail to make any payment when due (whether by scheduled maturity, required prepayment, acceleration, demand or otherwise) with respect to any Indebtedness (other than Indebtedness hereunder), beyond any period of grace provided with respect thereto, which individually or together with other such Indebtedness as to which any such failure or other Events of Default under this subsection (e) exists has an aggregate outstanding principal amount equal to or in excess of the Threshold Amount (such Indebtedness being “Material Indebtedness”); or any breach, default or event of default (including any termination event, amortization event, liquidation event or event of like import arising under any agreement or instrument giving rise to any Off-Balance Sheet Liabilities) shall occur, or any other condition shall exist under any instrument, agreement or indenture pertaining to any such Material Indebtedness, beyond any period of grace, if any, provided with respect thereto, if the effect thereof is to cause an acceleration, mandatory redemption, a requirement that the Company offer to redeem or purchase such Indebtedness or other required repurchase or early amortization of such Indebtedness, or permit the holder(s) of such Indebtedness to accelerate the maturity of any such Indebtedness or require a redemption, purchase, early amortization or repurchase of such Indebtedness; or any such Indebtedness shall be otherwise declared to be due and payable (by acceleration or otherwise) or required to be prepaid, redeemed, amortized or otherwise repurchased

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by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries (other than by a regularly scheduled required prepayment) prior to the stated maturity thereof.
(f)    Involuntary Bankruptcy; Appointment of Receiver, Etc.
(i)    An involuntary case shall be commenced against the Company or any of the Company’s Subsidiaries and the petition shall not be dismissed, stayed, bonded or discharged within forty-five (45) days after commencement of the case; or a court having jurisdiction in the premises shall enter a decree or order for relief in respect of the Company or any of the Company’s Subsidiaries in an involuntary case, under any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law now or hereinafter in effect; or any other similar relief shall be granted under any applicable federal, state, local or foreign law.
(ii)    A decree or order of a court having jurisdiction in the premises for the appointment of a receiver, liquidator, sequestrator, trustee, custodian or other officer having similar powers over the Company or any of the Company’s Subsidiaries or over all or a substantial part of the property of the Company or any of the Company’s Subsidiaries shall be entered; or an interim receiver, trustee or other custodian of the Company or any of the Company’s Subsidiaries or of all or a substantial part of the property of the Company or any of the Company’s Subsidiaries shall be appointed or a warrant of attachment, execution or similar process against any substantial part of the property of the Company or any of the Company’s Subsidiaries shall be issued and any such event shall not be stayed, dismissed, bonded or discharged within forty-five (45) days after entry, appointment or issuance.
(g)    Voluntary Bankruptcy; Appointment of Receiver, Etc. The Company or any of the Company’s Subsidiaries shall (i) commence a voluntary case under any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law now or hereafter in effect, except for any proceeding to wind up the Toronto office of the business sold pursuant to the E&C Sale (as defined in the Transaction Agreement) (to the extent bankruptcy has been initiated by The Shaw Group prior to the Closing Date), (ii) consent to the entry of an order for relief in an involuntary case, or to the conversion of an involuntary case to a voluntary case, under any such law, (iii) consent to the appointment of or taking possession by a receiver, trustee or other custodian for all or a substantial part of its property, (iv) make any assignment for the benefit of creditors or (v) take any corporate action to authorize any of the foregoing.
(h)    Judgments and Attachments. Any money judgment(s), writ or warrant of attachment, or similar process against the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or any of their respective assets involving in any single case or in the aggregate an amount in excess of the Threshold Amount (to the extent not covered by independent third party insurance as to which the insurer does not dispute coverage) is or are entered and shall remain undischarged, unvacated, unbonded or unstayed for a period of thirty (30) days or in any event later than fifteen (15) days prior to the date of any proposed sale thereunder.
(i)    Dissolution. Any order, judgment or decree shall be entered against the Company or any Subsidiary decreeing its involuntary dissolution or split up and such order shall remain undischarged and unstayed for a period in excess of forty-five (45) days; or the Company or any

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Subsidiary shall otherwise dissolve or cease to exist except as specifically permitted by this Agreement.
(j)    Loan Documents. At any time, for any reason, any Loan Document as a whole that materially affects the ability of the Administrative Agent, or any of the Lenders to enforce the Obligations ceases to be in full force and effect or the Company or any of the Company’s Subsidiaries party thereto seeks to repudiate its obligations thereunder.
(k)    Termination Event. Any Termination Event occurs which the Required Lenders believe is reasonably likely to subject the Company to liability in excess of the Threshold Amount, except as set forth on Schedule 5.09.
(l)    Waiver of Minimum Funding Standard. If the plan administrator of any Plan applies under Section 412(d) of the Code for a waiver of the minimum funding standards of Section 412(a) of the Code and any Lender believes the substantial business hardship upon which the application for the waiver is based could reasonably be expected to subject either the Company or any Controlled Group member to liability in excess of the Threshold Amount.
(m)    Change of Control. A Change of Control shall occur.
(n)    Environmental Matters. The Company or any of its Subsidiaries shall be the subject of any proceeding or investigation (other than in connection with a Product Liability Event) pertaining to (i) the Release by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries of any Contaminant into the environment, (ii) the liability of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries arising from the Release by any other Person of any Contaminant into the environment, or (iii) any violation of any Environmental, Health or Safety Requirements of Law which by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, which, in any case, has or is reasonably likely to subject the Company to liability individually or in the aggregate in excess of the Threshold Amount (to the extent not covered by independent third party insurance as to which the insurer does not dispute coverage).
(o)    Guarantor Revocation. Any Guarantor of the Obligations shall terminate or revoke any of its obligations under the applicable Guaranty or breach any of the material terms of such Guaranty.
An Event of Default shall be deemed “continuing” until cured or until waived in writing in accordance with Section 8.02.
8.02    Remedies Upon Event of Default. If any Event of Default occurs and is continuing, the Administrative Agent shall, at the request of, or may, with the consent of, the Required Lenders, take any or all of the following actions:
(a)    declare the commitment of each Lender to make Loans and any obligation of the L/C Issuers to make L/C Credit Extensions to be terminated, whereupon such commitments and obligation shall be terminated;
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Document to be immediately due and payable, without presentment, demand, protest or other notice of any kind, all of which are hereby expressly waived by each Borrower;
(c)    require that the Borrowers Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations (in an amount equal to the Minimum Collateral Amount with respect thereto); and
(d)    exercise on behalf of itself, the Lenders and the L/C Issuers all rights and remedies available to it, the Lenders and the L/C Issuers under the Loan Documents;
provided, however, that upon the occurrence of an actual or deemed entry of an order for relief with respect to any Borrower under the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, the obligation of each Lender to make Loans and any obligation of the L/C Issuers to make L/C Credit Extensions shall automatically terminate, the unpaid principal amount of all outstanding Loans and all interest and other amounts as aforesaid shall automatically become due and payable, and the obligation of the Borrowers to Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations as aforesaid shall automatically become effective, in each case without further act of the Administrative Agent or any Lender.
8.03    Application of Funds. After the exercise of remedies provided for in Section 8.02 (or after the Loans have automatically become immediately due and payable and the L/C Obligations have automatically been required to be Cash Collateralized as set forth in the proviso to Section 8.02), any amounts received on account of the Obligations shall, subject to the provisions of Sections 2.16 and 2.17 and except as otherwise set forth herein, be applied by the Administrative Agent in the following order:
First, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting fees, indemnities, expenses and other amounts (including fees, charges and disbursements of counsel to the Administrative Agent and amounts payable under Article III) payable to the Administrative Agent in its capacity as such;
Second, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting fees, indemnities and other amounts (other than principal, interest and Letter of Credit Fees) payable to the Lenders and the L/C Issuers (including fees, charges and disbursements of counsel to the respective Lenders and the L/C Issuers pursuant to Section 10.04 or otherwise and amounts payable under Article III), ratably among them in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Second payable to them;
Third, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting accrued and unpaid Letter of Credit Fees and interest on the Loans, L/C Borrowings and other Obligations, ratably among the Lenders and the L/C Issuers in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Third payable to them;
Fourth, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting unpaid principal of the Loans, L/C Borrowings and Hedging Obligations under Designated Hedging Agreements, ratably among the Lenders, the L/C Issuers and the Hedge Banks, in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Fourth held by them;

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Fifth, to the Administrative Agent for the account of the L/C Issuers, to Cash Collateralize that portion of L/C Obligations comprised of the aggregate undrawn amount of Letters of Credit to the extent not otherwise Cash Collateralized by the Borrowers pursuant to Sections 2.03 and 2.16; and
Last, the balance, if any, after all of the Obligations have been indefeasibly paid in full, to the Borrowers or as otherwise required by Law;
provided that, Excluded Swap Obligations with respect to any Loan Party shall not be paid with amounts received from such Loan Party or its assets, but appropriate adjustments shall be made with respect to payments from other Loan Parties to preserve the allocation to Obligations otherwise set forth above in this Section.
Subject to Sections 2.03(c) and 2.16, amounts used to Cash Collateralize the aggregate undrawn amount of Letters of Credit pursuant to clause Fifth above shall be applied to satisfy drawings under such Letters of Credit as they occur. If any amount remains on deposit as Cash Collateral after all Letters of Credit have either been fully drawn or expired, such remaining amount shall be applied to the other Obligations, if any, in the order set forth above.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Hedging Obligations shall be excluded from the application described above if the Administrative Agent has not received written notice thereof, together with such supporting documentation as the Administrative Agent may request, from the applicable Hedge Bank, as the case may be. Each Hedge Bank not a party to this Agreement that has given the notice contemplated by the preceding sentence shall, by such notice, be deemed to have acknowledged and accepted the appointment of the Administrative Agent pursuant to the terms of Article IX for itself and its Affiliates as if a “Lender” party hereto.
ARTICLE IX    
ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT
9.01    Appointment and Authority. Each of the Lenders and the L/C Issuers hereby irrevocably appoints Bank of America to act on its behalf as the Administrative Agent hereunder and under the other Loan Documents and authorizes the Administrative Agent to take such actions on its behalf and to exercise such powers as are delegated to the Administrative Agent by the terms hereof or thereof, together with such actions and powers as are reasonably incidental thereto. The provisions of this Article are solely for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the L/C Issuers, and neither any Borrower nor any other Loan Party shall have rights as a third party beneficiary of any of such provisions, except as set forth in Section 9.06 with respect to appointing a successor Administrative Agent as described in such Section. It is understood and agreed that the use of the term “agent” herein or in any other Loan Documents (or any other similar term) with reference to the Administrative Agent is not intended to connote any fiduciary or other implied (or express) obligations arising under agency doctrine of any applicable Law. Instead such term is used as a matter of market custom, and is intended to create or reflect only an administrative relationship between contracting parties.
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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 the term “Lender” or “Lenders” shall, unless otherwise expressly indicated or unless the context otherwise requires, include the Person serving as the Administrative Agent hereunder in its individual capacity. Such Person and its Affiliates may accept deposits from, lend money to, own securities of, act as the financial advisor or in any other advisory capacity for and generally engage in any kind of business with any Borrower or any Subsidiary or other Affiliate thereof as if such Person were not the Administrative Agent hereunder and without any duty to account therefor to the Lenders.
9.03    Exculpatory Provisions. The Administrative Agent shall not have any duties or obligations except those expressly set forth herein and in the other Loan Documents, and its duties hereunder shall be administrative in nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Administrative Agent:
(a)    shall not be subject to any fiduciary or other implied duties, regardless of whether a Default has occurred and is continuing;
(b)    shall not have any duty to take any discretionary action or exercise any discretionary powers, except discretionary rights and powers expressly contemplated hereby or by the other Loan Documents that the Administrative Agent is required to exercise as directed in writing by the Required Lenders (or such other number or percentage of the Lenders as shall be expressly provided for herein or in the other Loan Documents), provided that the Administrative Agent shall not be required to take any action that, in its opinion or the opinion of its counsel, may expose the Administrative Agent to liability or that is contrary to any Loan Document or applicable law, including for the avoidance of doubt any action that may be in violation of the automatic stay under any Debtor Relief Law or that may effect a forfeiture, modification or termination of property of a Defaulting Lender in violation of any Debtor Relief Law; and
(c)    shall not, except as expressly set forth herein and in the other Loan Documents, have any duty to disclose, and shall not be liable for the failure to disclose, any information relating to any of the Borrowers or any of their respective Affiliates that is communicated to or obtained by the Person serving as the Administrative Agent or any of its Affiliates in any capacity.
The Administrative Agent shall not be liable for any action taken or not taken by it (i) with the consent or at the request of the Required Lenders (or such other number or percentage of the Lenders as shall be necessary, or as the Administrative Agent shall believe in good faith shall be necessary, under the circumstances as provided in Sections 10.01 and 8.02) or (ii) in the absence of its own gross negligence or willful misconduct as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and nonappealable judgment. The Administrative Agent shall be deemed not to have knowledge of any Default unless and until notice describing such Default is given in writing to the Administrative Agent by a Borrower, a Lender or an L/C Issuer.
The Administrative 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 this Agreement or any other Loan Document, (ii) the contents of any certificate, report or other document delivered hereunder or thereunder or in connection herewith or therewith, (iii) the performance or observance

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of any of the covenants, agreements or other terms or conditions set forth herein or therein or the occurrence of any Default, (iv) the validity, enforceability, effectiveness or genuineness of this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any other agreement, instrument or document or (v) the satisfaction of any condition set forth in Article IV or elsewhere herein, other than to confirm receipt of items expressly required to be delivered to the Administrative Agent.
9.04    Reliance by Administrative Agent. The Administrative 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 (including any electronic message, Internet or intranet website posting or other distribution) believed by it to be genuine and to have been signed, sent or otherwise authenticated by the proper Person. The Administrative Agent also may rely upon any statement made to it orally or by telephone and believed by it to have been made by the proper Person, and shall not incur any liability for relying thereon. In determining compliance with any condition hereunder to the making of a Loan, or the issuance, extension, renewal or increase of a Letter of Credit, that by its terms must be fulfilled to the satisfaction of a Lender or an L/C Issuer, the Administrative Agent may presume that such condition is satisfactory to such Lender or such L/C Issuer unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice to the contrary from such Lender or such L/C Issuer prior to the making of such Loan or the issuance of such Letter of Credit. The Administrative Agent may consult with legal counsel (who may be counsel for a Borrower), 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.
9.05    Delegation of Duties. The Administrative Agent may perform any and all of its duties and exercise its rights and powers hereunder or under any other Loan Document by or through any one or more sub-agents appointed by the Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent and any such sub-agent may perform any and all of its duties and exercise its rights and powers by or through their respective Related Parties. The exculpatory provisions of this Article shall apply to any such sub-agent and to the Related Parties of the Administrative Agent and any such sub-agent, and shall apply to their respective activities in connection with the syndication of the credit facilities provided for herein as well as activities as Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent shall not be responsible for the negligence or misconduct of any sub-agents except to the extent that a court of competent jurisdiction determines in a final and non-appealable judgment that the Administrative Agent acted with gross negligence or willful misconduct in the selection of such sub-agents.
9.06    Resignation of Administrative Agent.
(a)    The Administrative Agent may at any time give notice of its resignation to the Lenders, the L/C Issuers and the Company. Upon receipt of any such notice of resignation, the Required Lenders shall have the right, in consultation with the Company, to appoint a successor, which shall be a bank with an office in the United States, or an Affiliate of any such bank with an office in the United States. If no such successor shall have been so appointed by the Required Lenders and shall have accepted such appointment within thirty (30) days after the retiring Administrative Agent gives notice of its resignation (or such earlier day as shall be agreed by the Required Lenders) (the “Resignation Effective Date”), then the retiring Administrative Agent may (but shall not be obligated to) on behalf of the Lenders and the L/C Issuers, appoint a successor

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Administrative Agent meeting the qualifications set forth above. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (i) so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, each such successor Administrative Agent shall be subject to the approval of the Company, which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed and (ii) whether or not a successor has been appointed, such resignation shall become effective in accordance with such notice on the Resignation Effective Date.
(b)    If the Person serving as Administrative Agent is a Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (d) of the definition thereof, the Required Lenders may, to the extent permitted by applicable law, by notice in writing to the Company and such Person remove such Person as Administrative Agent and appoint a successor; provided that, so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, each such successor Administrative Agent shall be subject to the approval of the Company, which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed. If no such successor shall have been so appointed by the Required Lenders and shall have accepted such appointment within thirty (30) days (or such earlier day as shall be agreed by the Required Lenders) (the “Removal Effective Date”), then such removal shall nonetheless become effective in accordance with such notice on the Removal Effective Date.
(c)    With effect from the Resignation Effective Date or the Removal Effective Date (as applicable) (1) the retiring or removed Administrative Agent shall be discharged from its duties and obligations hereunder and under the other Loan Documents and (2) except for any indemnity payments or other amounts then owed to the retiring or removed Administrative Agent, all payments, communications and determinations provided to be made by, to or through the Administrative Agent shall instead be made by or to each Lender and each L/C Issuer directly, until such time, if any, as the Required Lenders appoint a successor Administrative Agent as provided for above. Upon the acceptance of a successor’s appointment as Administrative Agent hereunder, such successor shall succeed to and become vested with all of the rights, powers, privileges and duties of the retiring (or removed) Administrative Agent (other than as provided in Section 3.01(g) and other than any rights to indemnity payments or other amounts owed to the retiring or removed Administrative Agent as of the Resignation Effective Date or the Removal Effective Date, as applicable), and the retiring or removed Administrative Agent shall be discharged from all of its duties and obligations hereunder or under the other Loan Documents (if not already discharged therefrom as provided above in this Section) . The fees payable by the Borrowers to a successor Administrative Agent shall be the same as those payable to its predecessor unless otherwise agreed between the Borrowers and such successor. After the retiring or removed Administrative Agent’s resignation or removal hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, the provisions of this Article and Section 10.04 shall continue in effect for the benefit of such retiring or removed Administrative Agent, its sub agents and their respective Related Parties in respect of any actions taken or omitted to be taken by any of them while the retiring or removed Administrative Agent was acting as Administrative Agent.
(d)    Any resignation by Bank of America as Administrative Agent pursuant to this Section shall also constitute its resignation as L/C Issuer and Swing Line Lender. If Bank of America resigns as an L/C Issuer, it shall retain all the rights, powers, privileges and duties of an L/C Issuer hereunder with respect to all Letters of Credit outstanding as of the effective date of its resignation as L/C Issuer and all L/C Obligations with respect thereto, including the right to require the Lenders to make Base Rate Loans or fund risk participations in Unreimbursed Amounts pursuant to Section 2.03

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(c). If Bank of America resigns as Swing Line Lender, it shall retain all the rights of the Swing Line Lender provided for hereunder with respect to Swing Line Loans made by it and outstanding as of the effective date of such resignation, including the right to require the Lenders to make Base Rate Loans or fund risk participations in outstanding Swing Line Loans pursuant to Section 2.04(c). Upon the appointment by the Company of a successor L/C Issuer or Swing Line Lender hereunder (which successor shall in all cases be a Lender other than a Defaulting Lender) and the acceptance of such appointment by the applicable Lender, (a) such successor shall succeed to and become vested with all of the rights, powers, privileges and duties of the retiring L/C Issuer or Swing Line Lender, as applicable, (b) the retiring L/C Issuer and Swing Line Lender shall be discharged from all of their respective duties and obligations hereunder or under the other Loan Documents, and (c) the successor L/C Issuer shall issue letters of credit in substitution for the Letters of Credit, if any, outstanding at the time of such succession or make other arrangements satisfactory to Bank of America to effectively assume the obligations of Bank of America with respect to such Letters of Credit.
9.07    Non-Reliance on Administrative Agent and Other Lenders. Each Lender and each L/C Issuer acknowledges that it has, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent or any other Lender or any of their Related Parties and based on such documents and information as it has deemed appropriate, made its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Agreement. Each Lender and each L/C Issuer also acknowledges that it will, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent or any other Lender or any of their Related Parties and based on such documents and information as it shall from time to time deem appropriate, continue to make its own decisions in taking or not taking action under or based upon this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any related agreement or any document furnished hereunder or thereunder.
9.08    No Other Duties, Etc. Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, none of the Bookrunners, Arrangers or other agents listed on the cover page hereof shall have any powers, duties or responsibilities under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents, except in its capacity, as applicable, as the Administrative Agent, a Lender or an L/C Issuer hereunder.
9.09    Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim. In case of the pendency of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law or any other judicial proceeding relative to any Loan Party, the Administrative Agent (irrespective of whether the principal of any Loan or L/C Obligation shall then be due and payable as herein expressed or by declaration or otherwise and irrespective of whether the Administrative Agent shall have made any demand on any Borrower) shall be entitled and empowered, by intervention in such proceeding or otherwise:
(a)    to file and prove a claim for the whole amount of the principal and interest owing and unpaid in respect of the Loans, L/C Obligations and all other Obligations that are owing and unpaid and to file such other documents as may be necessary or advisable in order to have the claims of the Lenders, the L/C Issuers and the Administrative Agent (including any claim for the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Lenders, the L/C Issuers and the Administrative Agent and their respective agents and counsel and all other amounts due the Lenders, the L/C Issuers and the Administrative Agent under Sections 2.03(h) and (i), 2.09 and 10.04) allowed in such judicial proceeding; and

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(b)    to collect and receive any monies or other property payable or deliverable on any such claims and to distribute the same;
and any custodian, receiver, assignee, trustee, liquidator, sequestrator or other similar official in any such judicial proceeding is hereby authorized by each Lender and each L/C Issuer to make such payments to the Administrative Agent and, in the event that the Administrative Agent shall consent to the making of such payments directly to the Lenders and the L/C Issuers, to pay to the Administrative Agent any amount due for the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Administrative Agent and its agents and counsel, and any other amounts due the Administrative Agent under Sections 2.09 and 10.04.
Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to authorize the Administrative Agent to authorize or consent to or accept or adopt on behalf of any Lender or any L/C Issuer any plan of reorganization, arrangement, adjustment or composition affecting the Obligations or the rights of any Lender or any L/C Issuer to authorize the Administrative Agent to vote in respect of the claim of any Lender or any L/C Issuer in any such proceeding.
9.10    Guaranty Matters. Without limiting the provisions of Section 9.09, each of the Lenders (including in its capacities as a potential Hedge Bank) and the L/C Issuers irrevocably authorize the Administrative Agent, at its option and in its discretion, to release any Guarantor from its obligations under the Guaranty if such Person ceases to be a Subsidiary as a result of a transaction permitted under the Loan Documents.
Upon request by the Administrative Agent at any time, the Required Lenders will confirm in writing the Administrative Agent’s authority to release any Guarantor from its obligations under the Guaranty pursuant to this Section 9.10. In each case as specified in this Section 9.10, the Administrative Agent will, at the Borrowers’ expense, execute and deliver to the applicable Loan Party such documents as such Loan Party may reasonably request to evidence the release of such Guarantor from its obligations under the Guaranty, in each case in accordance with the terms of the Loan Documents and this Section 9.10.
9.11    Hedge Obligations. Except as otherwise expressly set forth herein, no Hedge Bank that obtains the benefit of the provisions of Section 8.03 or any Guaranty by virtue of the provisions hereof shall have any right to notice of any action or to consent to, direct or object to any action hereunder or under any other Loan Document (or to notice of or to consent to any amendment, waiver or modification of the provisions hereof or of any Guaranty) other than in its capacity as a Lender and, in such case, only to the extent expressly provided in the Loan Documents. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article IX to the contrary, the Administrative Agent shall not be required to verify the payment of, or that other satisfactory arrangements have been made with respect to, Hedging Obligations except to the extent expressly provided herein and unless the Administrative Agent has received written notice of such Hedging Obligations, together with such supporting documentation as the Administrative Agent may request, from the applicable Hedge Bank. The Administrative Agent shall not be required to verify the payment of, or that other satisfactory arrangements have been made with respect to, Hedging Obligations in the case of a termination pursuant to Section 11.06.

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ARTICLE X    
MISCELLANEOUS
10.01    Amendments, Etc. No amendment or waiver of any provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, and no consent to any departure by the Company or any other Loan Party therefrom, shall be effective unless in writing signed by the Required Lenders and the Company or the applicable Loan Party, as the case may be, and acknowledged by the Administrative Agent, and each such waiver or consent shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the specific purpose for which given; provided, however, that no such amendment, waiver or consent shall:
(a)    waive any condition set forth in Section 4.01(a) without the written consent of each Lender subject to the last paragraph of such Section;
(b)    extend or increase the Commitment of any Lender (or reinstate any Commitment terminated pursuant to Section 8.02) without the written consent of such Lender;
(c)    postpone any date fixed by this Agreement or any other Loan Document for any payment of principal, interest, fees or other amounts due to the Lenders (or any of them) hereunder or under any other Loan Document without the written consent of each Lender directly affected thereby (except with respect to any modifications of the provisions relating to amounts, timing or application of optional prepayments of Loans and other Obligations, which modification shall require only the approval of the Required Lenders);
(d)    reduce the principal of, or the rate of interest specified herein on, any Loan or L/C Borrowing, or (subject to clause (iv) of the second proviso to this Section 10.01) any fees or other amounts payable hereunder or under any other Loan Document without the written consent of each Lender directly affected thereby; provided, however, that only the consent of the Required Lenders shall be necessary (i) to amend the definition of “Default Rate” or to waive any obligation of any Borrower to pay interest or Letter of Credit Fees at the Default Rate or (ii) to amend any financial covenant hereunder (or any defined term used therein) even if the effect of such amendment would be to reduce the rate of interest on any Loan or L/C Borrowing or to reduce any fee payable hereunder;
(e)    change Section 8.03 in a manner that would alter the pro rata sharing of payments required thereby without the written consent of each Lender;
(f)    change any provision of this Section or the definition of “Required Lenders” or any other provision hereof specifying the number or percentage of Lenders required to amend, waive or otherwise modif