SUBSIDIARY GUARANTEE AGREEMENT
This SUBSIDIARY GUARANTEE AGREEMENT (this Agreement), dated as of May 1, 2006, is among ANSYS, INC., a Delaware corporation (the Borrower), each of the Subsidiary Guarantors party hereto, any other Person (as defined in the Credit Agreement referred to below) which may become a Subsidiary Guarantor hereunder pursuant to a duly executed joinder agreement in the form attached as Exhibit A hereto (each a Subsidiary Guarantor and, collectively, the Subsidiary Guarantors) and Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent (in such capacity, the Administrative Agent) for the Lenders (as defined in the Credit Agreement referred to below).
Reference is made to that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of May 1, 2006 (as in effect from time to time, the Credit Agreement), among the Borrower, each lender from time to time party thereto and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent. Capitalized terms used and not defined herein (including, without limitation, the term Obligations) are used with the meanings assigned to such terms in the Credit Agreement.
The Lenders have agreed to make Loans to the Borrowers pursuant to, and upon the terms and subject to the conditions specified in, the Credit Agreement. Each Subsidiary Guarantor is a Subsidiary of the Borrower and acknowledges that it has derived and will derive substantial benefit from the making of the Loans by the Lenders to the Borrower. As consideration therefor, and in order to induce the Lenders to make Loans, each Subsidiary Guarantor is willing to execute this Agreement.
Accordingly, the parties hereto agree as follows:
Section 1. Guarantee. Each Subsidiary Guarantor unconditionally guarantees, jointly with the other Loan Parties and any other guarantors of the Obligations under the Credit Agreement and other Loan Documents, and severally, as a primary obligor and not merely as a surety, the due and punctual payment and performance of the Obligations. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable Law, each Subsidiary Guarantor waives notice of, or any requirement for further assent to, any agreements or arrangements whatsoever by the Administrative Agent, the Lenders, and each other Indemnitee or other Persons to whom any part of the Obligations may be owed (collectively, the Guaranteed Parties), with any other Person pertaining to the Obligations, including agreements and arrangements for payment, extension, renewal, subordination, composition, arrangement, discharge or release of the whole or any part of the Obligations, or for the discharge or surrender of any or all security, or for the compromise, whether by way of acceptance of part payment or otherwise, and, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the same shall in no way impair each Subsidiary Guarantors liability hereunder.
Section 2. Obligations Not Waived. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable Law, each Subsidiary Guarantor waives presentment to, demand of payment from and protest to the Borrower or any other Person of any of the Obligations, and also waives
notice of acceptance of its guarantee, notice of protest for nonpayment and all other formalities. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the guarantee of each Subsidiary Guarantor hereunder shall not be affected by (a) the failure of any Person to assert any claim or demand or to enforce or exercise any right or remedy against the Borrower, any Subsidiary Guarantor or any other Person under the provisions of the Credit Agreement, any other Loan Document or otherwise in connection therewith; (b) any extension, renewal or increase of or in any of the Obligations; (c) any rescission, waiver, amendment or modification of, or any release from, any of the terms or provisions of this Agreement, the Credit Agreement, any other Loan Document, any guarantee or any other agreement or instrument, including with respect to any guarantor under the Loan Documents; (d) the failure or delay of any Guaranteed Party to assert any claim or demand, or exercise any right or remedy against any Loan Party, any other guarantor of the Obligations or any other Person; or (e) any default, failure or delay, willful or otherwise, in the performance of the Obligations, or by any other act, omission or delay to do any other act that may or might in any manner or to any extent vary the risk of any guarantor or that would otherwise operate as a discharge of any Subsidiary Guarantor as a matter of law or equity (other than the payment in full in cash of all the Obligations (other than contingent indemnification obligations for which no claim has been asserted) and the termination of all Commitments) or which would impair or eliminate any right of any Subsidiary Guarantor to subrogation.
Section 3. Guarantee of Payment. Each Subsidiary Guarantor further agrees that its guarantee constitutes a guarantee of payment when due and not of collection, and, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Law, waives any right to require that any resort be had by the Administrative Agent or any other Guaranteed Party to any security held for payment of the Obligations or to any balance of any deposit account or credit on the books of the Administrative Agent or any other Guaranteed Party in favor of the Borrower, any Subsidiary Guarantor or any other Person.
Section 4. No Discharge or Diminishment of Guarantee; Payments. (a) To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law and except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement, the obligations of each Subsidiary Guarantor hereunder shall not be subject to any reduction, limitation, impairment or termination for any reason (other than the indefeasible payment in full in cash of the Obligations (other than contingent indemnification obligations for which no claim has been asserted) and the termination of all Commitments), and shall not be subject to any defense (other than a defense of payment or performance) or setoff, counterclaim, recoupment or termination whatsoever by reason of the invalidity, illegality or unenforceability of the Obligations or otherwise.
(b) All payments hereunder shall be made without setoff or counterclaim and free and clear of and without deduction for any taxes, levies, imposts, duties, charges, fees, deductions, withholdings, compulsory loans, restrictions or conditions of any nature now or hereafter imposed or levied by any jurisdiction or any political subdivision thereof or taxing or other authority therein, except to the extent expressly provided otherwise in Article III of the Credit Agreement. If any Subsidiary Guarantor is compelled by law to make any such deduction or withholding, it will make such deduction or withholding and comply with Article III of the Credit Agreement as if the provisions of such article applicable to the Borrower applied to such Subsidiary Guarantor. The obligations of the Subsidiary Guarantor under this Section 4(b) shall survive the payment in full of the Obligations and termination hereof.
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Section 5. Defenses Waived. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable Law, each Subsidiary Guarantor waives any defense based on or arising out of the unenforceability of the Obligations or any part thereof from any cause or the cessation from any cause of the liability (other than the final and indefeasible payment in full in cash of the Obligations (other than contingent indemnification obligations for which no claim has been asserted) and the termination of all Commitments) of the Borrower or any other Person. Subject to the terms of the other Loan Documents, the Administrative Agent and the other Indemnified Parties may, at their election, foreclose on any security held by one or more of them by one or more judicial or nonjudicial sales, accept an assignment of any such security in lieu of foreclosure, compromise or adjust any part of the Obligations, make any other accommodation with any other Loan Party or any other guarantor or exercise any other right or remedy available to them against any other Loan Party or any other guarantor, without affecting or impairing in any way the liability of each Subsidiary Guarantor hereunder except to the extent the Obligations (other than contingent indemnification obligations for which no claim has been asserted) have been fully, finally and indefeasibly paid in cash. Pursuant to and to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Law, each Subsidiary Guarantor waives any defense arising out of any such election even though such election operates, pursuant to applicable Law, to impair or to extinguish any right of reimbursement or subrogation or other right or remedy of each Subsidiary Guarantor against any other Loan Party, any other guarantor or any security.
Section 6. Agreement to Pay; Subordination; Waiver of Subrogation; Stay of Acceleration.
(a) In furtherance of the foregoing and not in limitation of any other right that the Administrative Agent or any other Indemnified Party has at law or in equity against each Subsidiary Guarantor by virtue hereof, upon the failure of the Borrower or any other Loan Party to pay any Obligation when and as the same shall become due, whether at maturity, by acceleration, or otherwise, each Subsidiary Guarantor hereby promises to and will forthwith pay, or cause to be paid, to the Administrative Agent or such other Indemnified Party as designated thereby in cash an amount equal to the unpaid principal amount of such Obligations then due, together with any accrued and unpaid interest on such Obligations.
(b) Upon payment by each Subsidiary Guarantor of any sums to the Administrative Agent or any Indemnified Party as provided above, all rights of each Subsidiary Guarantor against the Borrowers arising as a result thereof by way of right of subrogation, contribution, reimbursement, indemnity or otherwise shall in all respects be subordinate and junior in right of payment to the prior indefeasible payment in full in cash of all the Obligations and no Subsidiary Guarantor shall exercise any such rights with respect to any payments it makes hereunder until all of the Obligations have been paid in full in cash and all Commitments have been terminated. In addition, any indebtedness or other obligations of the Borrower or any Subsidiary now or hereafter held by each Subsidiary Guarantor is hereby subordinated in right of payment to the prior payment in full of the Obligations. If any amount shall be paid to any Subsidiary Guarantor on account of (i) such subrogation, contribution,
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reimbursement, indemnity or similar right or (ii) any such indebtedness or other obligations at any time when any Obligation then due and owing has not been paid in full in cash, such amount shall be held in trust for the benefit of the Indemnified Parties and shall forthwith be paid to the Administrative Agent to be credited against the payment of the Obligations, whether matured or unmatured, in accordance with the terms of the Loan Documents.
(c) In the event that acceleration of the time for payment of any of the Obligations is stayed, in connection with any case commenced by or against any Loan Party or any other Person under any Debtor Relief Laws or otherwise, all such amounts shall nonetheless be payable by the Subsidiary Guarantors immediately upon demand.
Section 7. General Limitation on Guarantee Obligations. In any action or proceeding involving any state corporate law, or any Debtor Relief Law, if the obligations of any Subsidiary Guarantor under this Agreement would otherwise be held or determined to be void, voidable, invalid or unenforceable, or subordinated to the claims of any other creditors, on account of the amount of its liability under this Agreement, then, notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, the amount of such liability shall, without any further action by any Loan Party, any creditor or any other Person, be automatically limited and reduced to the highest amount that is valid and enforceable and not subordinated to the claims of other creditors as determined in such action or proceeding.
Section 8. Information. Each Subsidiary Guarantor assumes all responsibility for being and keeping itself informed of the Borrowers financial condition and assets, all other circumstances bearing upon the risk of nonpayment of the Obligations and the nature, scope and extent of the risks that such Subsidiary Guarantor assumes and incurs hereunder and agrees that none of the Administrative Agent or the other Guaranteed Parties will have any duty to advise such Subsidiary Guarantor of information known to it or any of them regarding such circumstances or risks.
Section 9. Covenant; Representations and Warranties. Each Subsidiary Guarantor agrees and covenants to, and to cause each of its Subsidiaries to, take, or refrain from taking, each action that is necessary to be taken or not taken, so that no breach of the agreements and covenants contained in the Credit Agreement pertaining to actions to be taken, or not taken, by such Subsidiary Guarantor or such Subsidiary will result. Each Subsidiary Guarantor represents and warrants as to itself that all representations and warranties relating to it contained in the Credit Agreement are true and correct in all material respects (except to the extent such representation and warranty is qualified as to materiality, in which case each such representation and warranty is true and correct in all respects, as so qualified).
Section 10. Termination. When all the Obligations (other than contingent indemnity obligations for which no claim has been asserted) have been paid in full and in cash and the Commitments of the Lenders shall have terminated, this Agreement shall terminate with no action required by the parties hereto; provided that this Agreement shall continue to be effective or be reinstated, as the case may be, if at any time any payment, or any part thereof, on any Obligation is rescinded or must otherwise be restored by any Indemnified Party upon the bankruptcy or reorganization of any Borrower, any other Loan Party or otherwise.
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Section 11. Binding Effect; Several Agreement; Assignments; Releases. Whenever in this Agreement any of the parties hereto is referred to, such reference shall be deemed to include the successors and assigns of such party; and all covenants, promises and agreements by or on behalf of each Subsidiary Guarantor that are contained in this Agreement shall bind and inure to the benefit of each party hereto and their respective successors and assigns. This Agreement shall become effective as to each Subsidiary Guarantor when a counterpart hereof executed on behalf of each Subsidiary Guarantor shall have been delivered to the Administrative Agent and a counterpart hereof shall have been executed on behalf of the Administrative Agent, and thereafter shall be binding upon each Subsidiary Guarantor and the Administrative Agent and their respective successors and assigns, and shall inure to the benefit of each Subsidiary Guarantor, the Administrative Agent and the other Guaranteed Parties, and their respective successors and assigns, except that neither the Borrower nor any Subsidiary Guarantor shall have the right to assign its rights or obligations hereunder or any interest herein (and any such attempted assignment shall be void) without the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders. The Administrative Agent is hereby expressly authorized to, and agrees upon request of the Borrower it will, release any Subsidiary Guarantor from its obligations hereunder in the event that all the Equity Interests of such Subsidiary Guarantor shall be sold, transferred or otherwise disposed of, whether by merger, consolidation or otherwise, to a person other than the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries in a transaction permitted by the Credit Agreement. The Administrative Agent will, at such Subsidiary Guarantors expense, execute and deliver to such Subsidiary Guarantor such documents as such Subsidiary Guarantor shall reasonably request to evidence the release of such Subsidiary Guarantor pursuant to this Section 11.
Section 12. Waivers; Amendment. (a) No failure or delay of the Administrative Agent in exercising any power or right hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any such right or power, or any abandonment or discontinuance of steps to enforce such a right or power, preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right or power. The rights and remedies of the Administrative Agent hereunder and of the other Guaranteed Parties under the other Loan Documents are cumulative and are not exclusive of any rights or remedies that they would otherwise have. No waiver of any provision of this Agreement or consent to any departure by any Subsidiary Guarantor therefrom shall in any event be effective unless the same shall be permitted by subsection (b) below, and then such waiver or consent shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the purpose for which given. No notice or demand on any Subsidiary Guarantor in any case shall entitle such Subsidiary Guarantor to any other or further notice or demand in similar or other circumstances.
(b) Neither this Agreement nor any provision hereof may be waived, amended or modified except pursuant to a written agreement entered into between the Borrower, any affected Subsidiary Guarantor and the Administrative Agent (with the consent of the Lenders to the extent required under the Credit Agreement).
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Section 13. GOVERNING LAW. THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
Section 14. Notices. All communications and notices hereunder shall be in writing and given as provided in Section 10.02 of the Credit Agreement. All communications and notices hereunder to each Subsidiary Guarantor shall be given to it at its respective address set forth in Schedule I with a copy to the Borrower.
Section 15. Survival of Agreement; Severability. (a) All covenants, agreements, representations and warranties made by the Borrower and the Subsidiary Guarantors herein and in the certificates or other instruments prepared or delivered in connection with or pursuant to this Agreement or any other Loan Document shall be considered to have been relied upon by the Administrative Agent and the other Guaranteed Parties and shall survive the making by the Lenders of the Loans regardless of any investigation made by the Indemnified Parties or on their behalf, and shall continue in full force and effect until this Subsidiary Guarantee is terminated pursuant to Section 10 hereof.
(b) In the event any one or more of the provisions contained in this Agreement or in any other Loan Document should be held invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions contained herein and therein shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby (it being understood that the invalidity of a particular provision in a particular jurisdiction shall not in and of itself affect the validity of such provision in any other jurisdiction). The parties shall endeavor in good-faith negotiations to replace the invalid, illegal or unenforceable provisions with valid provisions the economic effect of which comes as close as possible to that of the invalid, illegal or unenforceable provisions.
Section 16. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which shall constitute an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute a single contract, and shall become effective as provided in Section 11. Delivery of an executed signature page to this Agreement by facsimile transmission shall be as effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Agreement.
Section 17. Rules of Interpretation. The rules of interpretation specified in Section 1.02 of the Credit Agreement shall be applicable to this Agreement.
Section 18. Jurisdiction; Consent to Service of Process. (a) Each party hereto hereby irrevocably and unconditionally submits, for itself and its property, to the nonexclusive jurisdiction of any New York State court or federal court of the United States of America sitting in New York City, and any appellate court from any thereof, in any action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the other Loan Documents, or for recognition or enforcement of any judgment, and each of the parties hereto hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees that all claims in respect of any such action or proceeding may be heard and determined in such New York State court or, to the extent permitted by law, in such Federal court. Each of the parties hereto agrees that a final judgment in any such action or
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proceeding shall be conclusive and may be enforced in other jurisdictions by suit on the judgment or in any other manner provided by law. Nothing in this Agreement shall affect any right that the Administrative Agent or any other Indemnified Party may otherwise have to bring any action or proceeding relating to this Agreement or the other Loan Documents against each Subsidiary Guarantor or its properties in the courts of any jurisdiction.
(b) Each party hereto hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waives, to the fullest extent it may legally and effectively do so, any objection that it may now or hereafter have to the laying of venue of any suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the other Loan Documents in any such New York State or federal court. Each of the parties hereto hereby irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the defense of an inconvenient forum to the maintenance of such action or proceeding in any such court.
(c) Each party to this Agreement irrevocably consents to service of process in the manner provided for notices in Section 14. Nothing in this Agreement will affect the right of any party to this Agreement to serve process in any other manner permitted by law.
Section 19. Waiver of Jury Trial. EACH PARTY HERETO HEREBY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT OF ANY LITIGATION DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF, UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS. EACH PARTY HERETO (A) CERTIFIES THAT NO REPRESENTATIVE, AGENT OR ATTORNEY OF ANY OTHER PARTY HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH OTHER PARTY WOULD NOT, IN THE EVENT OF LITIGATION, SEEK TO ENFORCE THE FOREGOING WAIVER AND (B) ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT AND THE OTHER PARTIES HERETO HAVE BEEN INDUCED TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT AND THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS, AS APPLICABLE, BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MUTUAL WAIVERS AND CERTIFICATIONS IN THIS SECTION 19.
Section 20. Right of Setoff. If an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, each Guaranteed Party and each affiliate of each Guaranteed Party is hereby authorized at any time and from time to time, to the fullest extent permitted by law, to set off and apply any and all deposits (general or special, time or demand, provisional or final and in whatever currency) at any time held and other Indebtedness at any time owing by such Guaranteed Party to or for the credit or the account of each Subsidiary Guarantor against any or all the obligations of such Subsidiary Guarantor now or hereafter existing under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents held by such Guaranteed Party, irrespective of whether or not the Administrative Agent or any Guaranteed Party shall have made any demand under this Agreement or any other Loan Document and although such obligations may be contingent, unmatured or secured or are owed to a branch or office of such Guaranteed Party different from the branch or office holding such deposit or obligated on such Indebtedness. Each Guaranteed Party agrees promptly to notify such Subsidiary Guarantor and the Administrative Agent after any such setoff and application; provided that failure to give such notice shall not affect the validity of such setoff and application. The rights of each Guaranteed Party and each affiliate of each Guaranteed Party under this Section 20 are in addition to other rights and remedies (including other rights of setoff) which such Guaranteed Party or affiliate may have.
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Section 21. Currency. Payments under this Subsidiary Guarantee shall be in Dollars. If any claim arising under or related to this Subsidiary Guarantee is reduced to judgment denominated in a currency (the Judgment Currency) other than the currencies in which the Obligations are denominated or the currencies payable hereunder (collectively, the Obligations Currency), the judgment shall be for the equivalent in the Judgment Currency of the amount of the claim denominated in the Obligations Currency included in the judgment, determined as of the date of judgment. The equivalent of any Obligations Currency amount in any Judgment Currency shall be calculated at the spot rate for the purchase of the Obligations Currency with the Judgment Currency quoted by Bank of America in the place of Bank of Americas choice at or about 8:00 a.m. on the date for determination specified above. The Subsidiary Guarantors shall jointly and severally indemnify the Indemnified Parties and hold the Indemnified Parties harmless from and against all loss or damage resulting from any change in exchange rates between the date any claim is reduced to judgment and the date of payment thereof by the Subsidiary Guarantors or any failure of the amount of any such judgment to be calculated as provided in this paragraph.
[Signature Pages Follow]
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[Signature Page to Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement]
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have duly executed this Guarantee Agreement as of the day and year first above written.
|James E. Cashman III|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|
|CENTURY DYNAMICS, INC.|
|Chief Executive Officer|
|SAS IP, INC.|
|Maria T. Shields|
|AAVID THERMAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.|
|James E. Cashman III|
[Signature Page to Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement]
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[Signature Page to Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement]
|BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as Administrative Agent|
|John B. Desmond|
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