Credit Agreement

CREDIT AGREEMENT Dated as of December 6, 2012 among OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS, INC., as Borrower CERTAIN SUBSIDIARIES OF THE BORROWER REFERRED TO HEREIN AS GUARANTORS, THE LENDERS PARTY HERETO, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Swing Line ...


Exhibit 10.1
 


EXECUTION COPY
Published CUSIP Number: 68209GAC4
 
 
Dated as of December 6, 2012
 
among
 
OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS, INC.,
as Borrower
 
CERTAIN SUBSIDIARIES OF THE BORROWER
REFERRED TO HEREIN AS GUARANTORS,
 
THE LENDERS PARTY HERETO,
 
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
as Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lender and L/C Issuer,
 
and
 
 CRÉDIT AGRICOLE CORPORATE AND INVESTMENT BANK,
and
RBS CITIZENS, N.A.,
as Co-Syndication Agents,
 
and
 
SUNTRUST BANK
and
ROYAL BANK OF CANADA,
as Co-Documentation Agents,
 
and
 
UBS LOAN FINANCE LLC,
as Managing Agent,
 
and
 
MERRILL LYNCH, PIERCE, FENNER & SMITH INCORPORATED,
as Joint Lead Arranger and Sole Book Manager
 
and
 
CRÉDIT AGRICOLE CORPORATE AND INVESTMENT BANK,
and
RBS CITIZENS, N.A.,
as Joint Lead Arrangers
 


 
 

 
 
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SCHEDULES
     
2.01
 
Lenders and Commitments
5.11
 
Corporate Structure; Capital Stock
7.01
 
Liens
7.02
 
Indebtedness
7.03
 
Investments
7.09
 
Negative Pledges
10.02
 
Notice Addresses
     
EXHIBITS
     
A
 
Form of Loan Notice
B
 
Form of Revolving Note
C
 
Form of Term Note
D
 
Form of Compliance Certificate
E
 
Form of Assignment and Assumption
F
 
Form of Subsidiary Guarantor Joinder Agreement
G
 
Form of Lender Joinder Agreement
 
 
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This CREDIT AGREEMENT (as amended, modified, restated or supplemented from time to time, this “Credit Agreement” or this “Agreement”) is entered into as of December 6, 2012 by and among OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS, INC., a Maryland corporation (the “Borrower”) certain subsidiaries of the Borrower identified herein, as Guarantors, the Lenders (as defined herein), and BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lender and L/C Issuer (each, as defined herein).
 
WHEREAS, the Borrower has requested that the Revolving Lenders hereunder provide a four-year revolving credit facility in an amount of $500,000,000 (the “Revolving Credit Facility”) and the Term Loan Lenders hereunder provide a term loan facility in the amount of $200,000,000 (the “Term Loan Facility” and together with the Revolving Credit Facility, the “Credit Facilities”), which Credit Facilities may be increased to an aggregate amount of $1,000,000,000;
 
WHEREAS, to provide assurance for the repayment of the Loans hereunder and the other Obligations of the Credit Parties, the Borrower will, among other things, provide or cause to be provided to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the holders of the Obligations so guaranteed, a guaranty of the Obligations by each of the Guarantors pursuant to Article XI hereof;
 
WHEREAS, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Administrative Agent is willing to act as administrative agent for the Lenders, the L/C Issuer is willing to issue Letters of Credit as provided herein, the Swing Line Lender is willing to make Swing Line Loans as provided herein, and each of the Revolving Lenders is willing to make Revolving Loans and to participate in Letters of Credit as provided herein in an aggregate amount at any one time outstanding not in excess of such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment hereunder and each of the Term Loan Lenders is willing to make Term Loans as provided herein in an aggregate amount at any one time outstanding not in excess of such Term Loan Lender’s Term Loan Commitment hereunder.
 
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of these premises and the mutual covenants and agreements contained herein, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto covenant and agree as follows:
 
 
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DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS
 
 
As used in this Credit Agreement, the following terms have the meanings set forth below (such meanings to be equally applicable to both the singular and plural forms of the terms defined):
 
Acquisition” with respect to any Person, means the purchase or acquisition by such Person of any Capital Stock in or any asset of another Person, whether or not involving a merger or consolidation with such other Person.
 
Adjusted Consolidated Funded Debt” means, as of any date of determination, the sum of (a) all Consolidated Funded Debt plus (b) the Consolidated Parties’ pro rata share of Funded Debt attributable to interest in Unconsolidated Affiliates.
 
Administrative Agent” means Bank of America in its capacity as administrative agent for the Lenders under any of the Credit Documents, or any successor administrative agent.
 
Administrative Agent’s Office” means the Administrative Agent’s address and, as appropriate, account as set forth on Schedule 10.02, or such other address or account as the Administrative Agent may from time to time notify the Borrower and the Lenders.
 
Administrative Questionnaire” means an Administrative Questionnaire in a form supplied by the Administrative Agent.
 
Affiliate” means, with respect to any 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.
 
Agent-Related Persons” means the Administrative Agent, together with its Affiliates (including, in the case of Bank of America in its capacity as the Administrative Agent, the Arranger), and the officers, directors, employees, agents and attorneys-in-fact of such Persons and Affiliates.
 
Aggregate Revolving Commitments” means the Revolving Commitments of all the Revolving Lenders.
 
Aggregate Revolving Committed Amount” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(a), as increased from time to time pursuant to Section 2.01(e).
 
Agreement” has the meaning provided in the introductory paragraph hereof.
 
Applicable Maturity Date” means (a) with respect to the Revolving Loans, the Swing Line Loans and Letters of Credit, the Revolving Loan Maturity Date and (b) with respect to the Term Loan, the Term Loan Maturity Date.
 
 
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Applicable Percentage” means with respect to any Lender at any time, (a) with respect to such Lender’s Revolving Commitment at any time, the percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place) of the Aggregate Revolving Commitments represented by such Lender’s Revolving Commitment at such time, subject to adjustment as provided in Section 2.15; provided that if the commitment of each Lender to make Revolving Loans and the obligation of the L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions have been terminated pursuant to Section 8.02 or if the Aggregate Revolving 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, (b) with respect to such Lender’s portion of any outstanding Term Loan at any time, the percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place) of the outstanding principal amount of such Term Loan held by such Lender at such time subject to adjustment as provided in Section 2.15 and (c) with respect to such Lender’s Term Loan Commitment at any time, the percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place) of the aggregate Term Loan Commitments of all Lenders represented by such Lender’s Term Loan Commitment at such time, subject to adjustment as provided in Section 2.15.  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 or in any documentation executed by such Lender pursuant to Section 2.01(e), as applicable.
 
Applicable Rate” means, for any applicable period, the appropriate applicable percentage corresponding to the following percentages per annum, based upon the Debt Ratings at each Pricing Level as set forth below:
 
Applicable Rate
 
Pricing
Level
Debt Rating
Revolving Loans
Term Loan
Letter of
Credit Fee
Facility
Fee
Eurodollar
Loans
Base Rate
 Loans
Eurodollar
Loans
Base Rate
Loans
1
> A-/A3
1.00%
0.00%
1.10%
0.10%
1.00%
0.15%
2
BBB+/Baa1
1.05%
0.05%
1.20%
0.20%
1.05%
0.20%
3
BBB/Baa2
1.25%
0.25%
1.45%
0.45%
1.25%
0.25%
4
BBB-/Baa3
1.50%
0.45%
1.75%
0.75%
1.50%
0.30%
5
<BBB-/Baa3
1.90%
0.55%
2.30%
1.30%
1.90%
0.45%
 
Each change in the Applicable Rate resulting from a publicly announced change in the Debt Rating shall be effective, in the case of an upgrade, during the period commencing on the date of delivery by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent of notice thereof and ending on the day immediately preceding the effective date of the next such change and, in the case of a downgrade, during the period commencing on the date of the public announcement thereof and ending on the day immediately preceding the effective date of the next such change.  If at any time the Borrower has only two (2) Debt Ratings, and such Debt Ratings are split, then: (A) if the difference between such Debt Ratings is one ratings category (e.g. Baa2 by Moody’s and BBB- by S&P or Fitch), the Applicable Rate shall be the rate per annum that would be applicable if the higher of the Debt Ratings were used; and (B) if the difference between such Debt Ratings is two ratings categories (e.g. Baa1 by Moody’s and BBB- by S&P), the Applicable Rate shall be the rate per annum that would be applicable if the median of the applicable Debt Ratings were used.  If at any time the Borrower has three (3) Debt Ratings, and such Debt Ratings are split, then: (A) if the difference between the highest and the lowest such Debt Ratings is one ratings category (e.g. Baa2 by Moody’s and BBB- by S&P or Fitch), the Applicable Rate shall be the rate per annum that would be applicable if the highest of the Debt Ratings were used; and (B) if the difference between such Debt Ratings is two ratings categories (e.g. Baa1 by Moody’s and BBB- by S&P or Fitch) or more, the Applicable Rate shall be the rate per annum that would be applicable if the average of the two (2) highest Debt Ratings were used; provided, that if such average is not a recognized rating category, then the Applicable Rate shall be the rate per annum that would be applicable if the second highest Debt Rating of the three were used.
 
 
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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.
 
Arranger” means Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, in its capacity as joint lead arranger and sole book manager.
 
Assignee Group” means two or more Eligible Assignees that are Affiliates of one another or two or more Approved Funds managed by the same investment advisor.
 
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 10.07(b)), and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in substantially the form of Exhibit E or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent and, if such assignment and assumption requires its consent, the Borrower.
 
Attorney Costs” means and includes all reasonable and documented fees, expenses and disbursements of any law firm or other external counsel and, without duplication, the allocated reasonable and documented cost of internal legal services and all expenses and disbursements of internal counsel.
 
Attributable Principal Amount” means (a) in the case of capital leases, the amount of capital lease obligations determined in accordance with GAAP, (b) in the case of Synthetic Leases, an amount determined by capitalization of the remaining lease payments thereunder as if it were a capital lease determined in accordance with GAAP, (c) in the case of Securitization Transactions, the outstanding principal amount of such financing, after taking into account reserve amounts and making appropriate adjustments, determined by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable judgment and (d) in the case of Sale and Leaseback Transactions, the present value (discounted in accordance with GAAP at the debt rate implied in the applicable lease) of the obligations of the lessee for rental payments during the term of such lease.
 
Audited Financial Statements” means the audited consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, and the related consolidated statements of earnings, shareholders’ equity and cash flows for such fiscal year of the Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries, including the notes thereto; provided, that the Administrative Agent hereby agrees that the Form 10-K of the Borrower delivered to it by the Borrower and containing information for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 shall constitute all information required to be delivered as part of the “Audited Financial Statements” for purposes of this Agreement.
 
Bank of America” means Bank of America, N.A., together with its successors.
 
Bankruptcy Code” means Title 11 of the United States Code, as the same may be amended from time to time.
 
 
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Bankruptcy Event” means, with respect to any Person, the occurrence of any of the following: (a) the entry of a decree or order for relief by a court or governmental agency in an involuntary case under any applicable Debtor Relief Law or any other bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law now or hereafter in effect, or the appointment by a court or governmental agency of a receiver, liquidator, assignee, custodian, trustee, sequestrator (or similar official) of such Person or for any substantial part of its Property or the ordering of the winding up or liquidation of its affairs by a court or governmental agency and such decree, order or appointment is not vacated or discharged within ninety (90) days of its filing; or (b) the commencement against such Person of an involuntary case under any applicable Debtor Relief Law or any other bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law now or hereafter in effect, or of any case, proceeding or other action for the appointment of a receiver, liquidator, assignee, custodian, trustee, sequestrator (or similar official) of such Person or for any substantial part of its Property or for the winding up or liquidation of its affairs, and such involuntary case or other case, proceeding or other action shall remain undismissed for a period of ninety (90) consecutive days, or the repossession or seizure by a creditor of such Person of a substantial part of its Property; or (c) such Person shall commence a voluntary case under any applicable Debtor Relief Law or any other bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law now or hereafter in effect, or consent to the entry of an order for relief in an involuntary case under any such law, or consent to the appointment of or the taking possession by a receiver, liquidator, assignee, creditor in possession, custodian, trustee, sequestrator (or similar official) of such Person or for any substantial part of its Property or make any general assignment for the benefit of creditors; or (d) the filing of a petition by such Person seeking to take advantage of any Debtor Relief Law or any other applicable Law, domestic or foreign, relating to bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, winding-up, or composition or adjustment of debts, or (e) such Person shall fail to contest in a timely and appropriate manner (and if not dismissed within ninety (90) days) or shall consent to any petition filed against it in an involuntary case under such bankruptcy laws or other applicable Law or consent to any proceeding or action relating to any bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, winding-up, or composition or adjustment of debts with respect to its assets or existence, or (f) such Person shall admit in writing, or such Person’s financial statements shall reflect, an inability to pay its debts generally as they become due.
 
Base Rate” means for any day a fluctuating rate per annum equal to the highest of (a) the Federal Funds Rate plus 0.50%, (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 one-month Eurodollar Rate plus one percent (1.00%).  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 the 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 Loan” means a Loan that bears interest based on the Base Rate.
 
Borrower” has the meaning given to such term in the introductory paragraph hereof.
 
Borrower Materials” has the meaning provided in Section 6.02.
 
 
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Borrowing” means (a) a borrowing consisting of simultaneous Loans of the same Type and, in the case of Eurodollar Loans, having the same Interest Period, or (b) a borrowing of Swing Line Loans, as appropriate.
 
   “Braswell Indebtedness” means that certain Indebtedness of Regency Health Services, Inc. owing to C. Allen Braswell, Braswell Management, Inc., Dorothy Norton and Cecil Mays pursuant to that certain Promissory Note Secured by Deeds of Trust in the original principal amount of $4,114,035 (of which no more than $2,961,607 is outstanding as of the Closing Date).
 
    “Businesses” has the meaning provided in Section 5.07(a).
 
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, the state where the Administrative Agent’s Office is located and, if such day relates to any Eurodollar Loan, means any such day that is also a London Banking Day.
 
Capital Lease” means a lease that would be capitalized on a balance sheet of the lessee prepared in accordance with GAAP.
 
Capital Stock” means (a) in the case of a corporation, capital stock, (b) in the case of an association or business entity, any and all shares, interests, participations, rights or other equivalents (however designated) of capital stock, (c) in the case of a partnership, partnership interests (whether general or limited), (d) in the case of a limited liability company, membership interests and (e) 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.
 
   “Capitalization Rate” means 10.0% for all government reimbursed assets (i.e. skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, etc.) and 8.0% for all non-government reimbursed assets (i.e. assisted living facilities, independent living facilities, medical office buildings, etc.).
 
Cash Collateral” means cash or deposit account balances pursuant to documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer pledged and deposited with or delivered to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the L/C Issuer and the Revolving Lenders, as collateral for the L/C Obligations.  Cash Collateralization” and “Cash Collateralize” have meanings correlative thereto.
 
 
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Cash Equivalents” means (a) securities issued or directly and fully guaranteed or insured by the United States or any agency or instrumentality thereof (provided that the full faith and credit of the United States is pledged in support thereof) having maturities of not more than twelve months from the date of acquisition, (b) time deposits and certificates of deposit of (i) any Lender, (ii) any domestic commercial bank of recognized standing having capital and surplus in excess of $500,000,000 or (iii) any bank whose short-term commercial paper rating from S&P is at least A-1 or the equivalent thereof or from Moody’s is at least P-1 or the equivalent thereof (each an “Approved Bank”), in each case with maturities of not more than two hundred seventy (270) days from the date of acquisition, (c) commercial paper and variable or fixed rate notes issued by any Approved Bank (or by the parent company thereof) or any variable rate notes issued by, or guaranteed by, any domestic corporation rated A-1 (or the equivalent thereof) or better by S&P or P-1 (or the equivalent thereof) or better by Moody’s and maturing within six months of the date of acquisition, (d) repurchase agreements entered into by any Person with a bank or trust company (including any of the Lenders) or recognized securities dealer having capital and surplus in excess of $500,000,000 for direct obligations issued by or fully guaranteed by the United States in which such Person shall have a perfected first priority security interest (subject to no other Liens) and having, on the date of purchase thereof, a fair market value of at least 100% of the amount of the repurchase obligations and (e) Investments (classified in accordance with GAAP as current assets) in money market investment programs registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, that are administered by reputable financial institutions having capital of at least $500,000,000 and the portfolios of which are limited to Investments of the character described in the foregoing subclauses hereof.
 
Change in Law” means the occurrence, after the Closing Date, 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 the occurrence of any of the following events:  (a) any Person or two or more Persons acting in concert shall have acquired beneficial ownership, directly or indirectly, of, or shall have acquired by contract or otherwise, or shall have entered into a contract or arrangement that, upon consummation, will result in its or their acquisition of or control over, voting stock of the Borrower (or other securities convertible into such voting stock) representing thirty-five percent (35%) or more of the combined voting power of all voting stock of the Borrower, (b) during any period of up to twenty-four (24) consecutive months, commencing after the Closing Date, individuals who at the beginning of such twenty-four (24) month period were directors of the Borrower (together with any new director whose election by the Borrower’s Board of Directors or whose nomination for election by the Borrower’s shareholders was approved by a vote of at least two-thirds of the directors then still in office who either were directors at the beginning of such period or whose election or nomination for election was previously so approved) cease for any reason to constitute a majority of the directors of the Borrower then in office.  As used herein, “beneficial ownership” shall have the meaning provided in Rule 13d-3 of the SEC under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or (c) the occurrence of a “Change of Control” or any equivalent term or concept under any of the Senior Note Indentures.
 
 
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Closing Date” means the date hereof.
 
Commitment” means (a) with respect to each Lender, (i) the Revolving Commitment of such Lender, (ii) the Term Loan Commitment of such Lender, (b) with respect to the L/C Issuer, the L/C Commitment and (c) with respect to the Swing Line Lender, the Swing Line Commitment.
 
    “Compliance Certificate” means a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit D.
 
   “Commitment Increase Amendment” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.01(f).
 
Confidential Information” has the meaning provided in Section 10.08.
 
Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA” means, for any period, for the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis, the sum of (a) Consolidated EBITDA as of such date plus (b) an amount based on the Special Charges Adjustment (without duplication to the extent included in the determination of Consolidated Interest Expense and added back to net income in the calculation of Consolidated EBITDA).
 
Consolidated EBITDA” means, for any period, for the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis, the sum of (a) net income of the Consolidated Parties, in each case, excluding any non-recurring or extraordinary gains and losses, plus (b) an amount which, in the determination of net income for such period pursuant to clause (a) above, has been deducted for or in connection with (i) Consolidated Interest Expense (plus, amortization of deferred financing costs, to the extent included in the determination of Consolidated Interest Expense per GAAP), (ii) income taxes, and (iii) depreciation and amortization plus (c) to the extent decreasing net income of the Consolidated Parties for such period, all expenses directly attributable to FIN 46 consolidation requirements, minus (d) to the extent increasing net income of the Consolidated Parties for such period, all revenue directly attributable to FIN 46 consolidation requirements, plus (e) to the extent decreasing net income of the Consolidated Parties for such period, all expenses directly related to owned and operated assets, minus (f) to the extent increasing net income of the Consolidated Parties for such period, all revenues directly related to owned and operated assets, all determined in accordance with GAAP.
 
Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio” means, as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA to (b) Consolidated Fixed Charges for the most recently completed four (4) fiscal quarters.
 
Consolidated Fixed Charges” means, for any period, for the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis, the sum of (a) Consolidated Interest Expense (excluding, for purposes hereof and without duplication, Special Charges to the extent included in the calculation of Consolidated Interest Expense) for such period, plus (b) current scheduled principal payments of Consolidated Funded Debt for such period (including, for purposes hereof, current scheduled reductions in commitments, but excluding any payment of principal under the Credit Documents and any “balloon” payment or final payment at maturity that is significantly larger than the scheduled payments that preceded it) for a period beginning the day after the date of determination and lasting for the same length of time as the applicable period referenced at the beginning of this definition, plus (c) dividends and distributions on preferred stock, if any, for such period, in each case, as determined in accordance with GAAP.
 
 
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Consolidated Funded Debt” means, as of any date of determination, the sum of (a) all Funded Debt of the Consolidated Parties determined on a consolidated basis minus (b) to the extent included in the calculation of Funded Debt of the Consolidated Parties, the aggregate amount of Funded Debt directly attributable to FIN 46 consolidation requirements, all determined in accordance with GAAP.
 
Consolidated Interest Expense” means, for any period, for the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis, all interest expense and letter of credit fee expense, as determined in accordance with GAAP during such period; provided, that interest expenses shall, in any event, (a) include the interest component under Capital Leases and the implied interest component under Securitization Transactions and (b) exclude the amortization of any deferred financing fees.
 
   “Consolidated Leverage Ratio” means, as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Adjusted Consolidated Funded Debt to (b) Consolidated Total Asset Value for the most recently completed fiscal quarter.
 
Consolidated Parties” means the Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries, as determined in accordance with GAAP.
 
Consolidated Secured Funded Debt” means the aggregate principal amount of Funded Debt of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, that is secured by a Lien, and shall include (without duplication), the ownership share of such secured Funded Debt of the Borrower’s or its Subsidiaries’ Unconsolidated Affiliates.
 
Consolidated Secured Leverage Ratio” means, as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Secured Funded Debt to (b) Consolidated Total Asset Value for the most recently completed fiscal quarter.
 
Consolidated Subsidiary” means at any date any Subsidiary or other entity the accounts of which would be consolidated with those of the Borrower in its consolidated financial statements if such statements were prepared as of such date.
 
Consolidated Tangible Net Worth” means, for the Consolidated Parties as of any date of determination, (a) stockholders’ equity on a consolidated basis determined in accordance with GAAP, but with no upward adjustments due to any revaluation of assets, less (b) all Intangible Assets, plus (c) all accumulated depreciation, all determined in accordance with GAAP; provided, that the Consolidated Parties will be permitted to exclude (i.e. add back to stockholder’s equity) up to $25,000,000 in potential future impairment charges incurred during the term of this Credit Agreement (such exclusions to be clearly reflected, however, in the calculations of Consolidated Tangible Net Worth delivered to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower from time to time pursuant to the terms of this Credit Agreement).
 
 
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Consolidated Total Asset Value” means the sum of all the following of the Consolidated Parties, without duplication: (a) the quotient of (1) Net Revenue from all Real Property Assets for the fiscal quarter most recently ended, minus the Net Revenue attributable to each Real Property Asset sold or otherwise disposed of during such most recently ended quarter, minus the Net Revenue from all Real Property Assets acquired during the last fiscal quarter, multiplied by four, divided by (2) the Capitalization Rate, plus (b) the acquisition cost of each Real Property Asset acquired during the last fiscal quarter, plus (b) the GAAP book value of the Borrower’s Investments permitted by Section 7.03, plus (c) cash and cash equivalents, plus (d) the Consolidated Parties’ pro rata share of the foregoing items and components attributable to interest in Unconsolidated Affiliates.
 
Consolidated Unsecured Debt Yield” means, as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Unencumbered Net Revenue plus interest income from unencumbered Qualified Mortgage Loans (provided, however, the aggregate amount of Qualified Mortgage Loans attributable to second mortgages or second deeds of trust shall not exceed $150,000,000), as of the end of the most recently completed fiscal quarter multiplied by four (4) to (b) the Consolidated Unsecured Funded Debt for the most recently completed fiscal quarter.
 
Consolidated Unsecured Funded Debt” mean the aggregate principal amount of Funded Debt of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, that is not Consolidated Secured Funded Debt.
 
Consolidated Unsecured Interest Coverage Ratio” means, as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Unencumbered Net Revenue to (b) the Consolidated Unsecured Interest Expense for the most recently completed fiscal quarter.
 
Consolidated Unsecured Interest Expense” means, for any period, for the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis, all interest expense and letter of credit fee expense, as determined in accordance with GAAP during such period, attributable to Borrower and its Subsidiaries’ aggregate Consolidated Unsecured Funded Debt; provided, that interest expenses shall, in any event, (a) include the interest component under Capital Leases and the implied interest component under Securitization Transactions and (b) exclude the amortization of any deferred financing fees.
 
Consolidated Unsecured Leverage Ratio” means, as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Unsecured Funded Debt to (b) Unencumbered Asset Value for the most recently completed fiscal quarter.
 
Contractual Obligation” means, as to any Person, any provision of any security issued by such Person or of any agreement, instrument or other undertaking to which such Person is a party or by which it or any of its property is bound.
 
 
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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.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, a Person shall be deemed to be Controlled by another Person if such other Person possesses, directly or indirectly, power to vote twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the securities having ordinary voting power for the election of directors, managing general partners or the equivalent.
 
Credit Agreement” has the meaning given to such term in the introductory paragraph hereof.
 
   “Credit Documents” means this Credit Agreement, the Notes, the Engagement Letter, each Issuer Document, the Subsidiary Guarantor Joinder Agreements, the Compliance Certificates and any agreement creating or perfecting rights in Cash Collateral pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.14.
 
Credit Party” means, as of any date, the Borrower or any Guarantor which is a party to the Credit Agreement as of such date; and “Credit Parties” means a collective reference to each of them.
 
Daily Floating Eurodollar Rate Loan” means a Loan that bears interest at a rate based on the Daily Floating Eurodollar Rate.
 
Daily Floating Eurodollar Rate” means, for each day, a fluctuating rate of interest equal to Eurodollar Rate applicable on such day for an Interest Period of one month beginning two (2) Business Days thereafter.  The Daily Floating Eurodollar Rate shall be determined and adjusted on each Business Day and shall remain in effect until the next Business Day. If the Daily Floating Eurodollar Rate is not available at such time for any reason, or if the Administrative Agent determines that no adequate basis exists for determining the Daily Floating Eurodollar Rate, or that the Daily Floating Eurodollar Rate will not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to Swing Line Lender of funding the Swing Line Loan, or that any applicable Law or regulation or compliance therewith by Swing Line Lender prohibits or restricts or makes impossible the charging of interest based on the Daily Floating Eurodollar Rate, then “Daily Floating Eurodollar Rate” shall be an interest rate equal to the Base Rate then in effect.
 
Debt Rating” means, as of any date of determination, the rating as determined by S&P, Moody’s and/or Fitch for the Borrower’s non-credit-enhanced, senior unsecured long-term debt.
 
Debtor Relief Laws” means the Bankruptcy Code, 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 and affecting the rights of creditors generally.
 
Default” means any event, act or condition that, with notice, the passage of time, or both, would constitute an Event of Default.
 
Default Rate” means an interest rate equal to (a) the Base Rate plus (b) the Applicable Rate, if any, applicable to Base Rate Loans plus (c) two percent (2%) per annum; provided, however, that with respect to a Eurodollar Loan, the Default Rate shall be an interest rate equal to the interest rate (including any Applicable Rate) otherwise applicable to such Loan plus two percent (2%) per annum, in each case to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Law.
 
 
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Defaulting Lender” means, subject to Section 2.15(b), any Lender that, as reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent, (a) has failed to perform any of its funding obligations hereunder, including in respect of its Loans or participations in respect of Letters of Credit or Swing Line Loans, within three Business Days of the date required to be funded by it hereunder, unless, in the case of any Loan, such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Borrower in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s reasonable 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, (b) has notified the Borrower or the Administrative Agent in writing that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations or has made a public statement to that effect with respect to its funding obligations hereunder or under other agreements in which it commits to extend credit (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 reasonable determination that a condition precedent to funding (which condition precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing or public statement) cannot be satisfied), (c) has failed, within three Business Days after request by the Administrative Agent, to confirm in a manner satisfactory to the Administrative Agent that it will comply with its funding obligations (provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon receipt of such written confirmation by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower), or (d) has, or has a direct or indirect parent company that has, (i) become the subject of a proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law, (ii) had a receiver, conservator, trustee, administrator, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with reorganization or liquidation of its business or a custodian appointed for it, or (iii) taken any action in furtherance of, or indicated its consent to, approval of or acquiescence in any such proceeding or appointment; provided, that a Lender shall not be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of the ownership or acquisition of any equity interest in that Lender or any direct or indirect parent company thereof by a Governmental Authority so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Lender (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender.
 
   “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.
 
Dollar” or “$” means the lawful currency of the United States.
 
 
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Eligible Assignee” means (a) a Lender; (b) an Affiliate of a Lender; (c) an Approved Fund; and (d) any other Person (other than a natural person) approved by (i) the Administrative Agent (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed), and (ii) unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Borrower (each such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed); provided, that notwithstanding the foregoing, “Eligible Assignee” shall not include the Borrower or any of the Borrower’s Affiliates or Subsidiaries.
 
Eligible Ground Lease” means, at any time, a ground lease (a) under which the Borrower or a Subsidiary of the Borrower is the lessee or holds equivalent rights and is the fee owner of the improvements located thereon, (b) that has a remaining term of not less than thirty (30) years; provided, however, with respect to that certain ground lease covering properties located at 200 Alabama Avenue, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, 500 John Aldridge Drive, Tuscumbia, Alabama and 813 Keeler Lane, Tuscumbia, Alabama, such remaining term may be less than thirty (30) years provided that the Borrower or such Subsidiary of the Borrower at all times possesses a valid and enforceable irrevocable option to purchase the fee interest in such properties with no conditions or contingencies other than the payment of a sum of less than $1,000.00, (c) under which any required rental payment, principal or interest payment or other payment due under such lease from the Borrower or from such Subsidiary of the Borrower to the ground lessor is not more than sixty (60) days past due and any required rental payment, principal or interest payment or other payment due to such Borrower or Subsidiary of the Borrower under any sublease of the applicable real property lessor is not more than sixty (60) days past due, (d) where no party to such lease is subject to a then-continuing Bankruptcy Event, (e) such ground lease (or a related document executed by the applicable ground lessor) contains customary provisions protective of any lender to the lessee and (f) where the Borrower’s or such Subsidiary of the Borrower’s interest in the underlying Real Property Asset or the lease is not subject to (i) any Lien other than Permitted Liens and other encumbrances acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders, in their discretion, or (ii) any Negative Pledge.
 
Engagement Letter” means the letter agreement dated as of September 14, 2012 among the Borrower, the Arranger and the Administrative Agent, as amended and modified.
 
Environmental Laws” means any and all federal, state, local, and foreign statutes, laws, regulations, ordinances, rules, judgments, orders, decrees, permits, concessions, grants, franchises, licenses, agreements or governmental restrictions relating to pollution and the protection of the environment or the release of any materials into the environment, including those related to hazardous substances or wastes, air emissions and discharges to waste or public systems.
 
Equity Transaction” means, with respect to any member of the Consolidated Parties, any issuance or sale of shares of its Capital Stock, other than an issuance (a) to a Consolidated Party, (b) in connection with a conversion of debt securities to equity, (c) in connection with the exercise by a present or former employee, officer or director under a stock incentive plan, stock option plan or other equity-based compensation plan or arrangement, or (d) in connection with any acquisition permitted hereunder.
 
ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.
 
 
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ERISA Affiliate” means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) under common control with the Borrower within the meaning of Section 414(b) or (c) of the Internal Revenue Code (and Sections 414(m) and (o) of the Internal Revenue Code for purposes of provisions relating to Section 412 of the Internal Revenue Code).
 
ERISA Event” means (a) a Reportable Event with respect to a Pension Plan; (b) a withdrawal by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from a Pension Plan subject to Section 4063 of ERISA during a plan year in which it was a substantial employer (as defined in Section 4001(a)(2) of ERISA) or a cessation of operations that is treated as such a withdrawal under Section 4062(e) of ERISA; (c) a complete or partial withdrawal by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from a Multiemployer Plan or notification that a Multiemployer Plan is in reorganization; (d) the filing of a notice of intent to terminate, the treatment of a Plan amendment as a termination under Sections 4041 or 4041A of ERISA, or the commencement of proceedings by the PBGC to terminate a Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (e) an event or condition that could reasonably be expected to constitute grounds under Section 4042 of ERISA for the termination of, or the appointment of a trustee to administer, any Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan; or (f) the imposition of any liability under Title IV of ERISA, other than for PBGC premiums due but not delinquent under Section 4007 of ERISA, upon the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate.
 
Eurodollar Base Rate” means:
 
(a)         For any Interest Period with respect to a Eurodollar Loan, the rate per annum equal to (i) the British Bankers Association LIBOR Rate or the successor thereto if the British Bankers Association is no longer making a LIBOR rate available (“LIBOR”), as published by Reuters (or other commercially available source providing quotations of LIBOR as designated by the Administrative Agent from time to time) at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two London Banking 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 or (ii) if such published rate is not available at such time for any reason, the rate determined by the Administrative Agent to be the rate at which deposits in Dollars for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period in same day funds in the approximate amount of the Eurodollar Loan being made, continued or converted by Bank of America and with a term equivalent to such Interest Period would be offered by Bank of America’s London Branch to major banks in the London interbank eurodollar market at their request at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) two (2) London Banking Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period.
 
(b)         For any day with respect to an interest rate calculation for a Base Rate Loan, the rate per annum equal to (i) LIBOR at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two (2) London Banking Days prior to such date for Dollar deposits (for delivery on such day) with a term equivalent to one month or (ii) if such rate is not available at such time for any reason, the rate determined by the Administrative Agent to be the rate at which deposits in Dollars for delivery on such day in same day funds in the approximate amount of the Base Rate Loan being made, continued or converted by Bank of America and with a term equivalent to one (1) month would be offered by Bank of America’s London Branch to major banks in the London interbank eurodollar market at their request at the date and time of determination.
 
 
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Eurodollar Loan” means a Loan that bears interest at a rate based on clause (a) of the definition of “Eurodollar Rate.”
 
Eurodollar Rate” means (a) for any Interest Period with respect to any Eurodollar Loan and (b) for any Base Rate Loan bearing interest at a rate based on the Eurodollar Rate, a rate per annum determined by the Administrative Agent pursuant to the following formula:
 
Eurodollar Rate  =
Eurodollar Base Rate
1.00 - Eurodollar Reserve Percentage
 
Eurodollar Reserve Percentage” means, for any day during any Interest Period, the reserve percentage (expressed as a decimal, carried out to five decimal places) in effect on such day, whether or not applicable to any Lender, under regulations issued from time to time by the FRB for determining the maximum reserve requirement (including any emergency, supplemental or other marginal reserve requirement) with respect to Eurocurrency funding (currently referred to as “Eurocurrency liabilities”).  The Eurodollar Rate for each outstanding Eurodollar Loan shall be adjusted automatically as of the effective date of any change in the Eurodollar Reserve Percentage.
 
Event of Default” has the meaning provided in Section 8.01.
 
    “Executive Order” has the meaning provided in the definition of “Prohibited Person” in this Section 1.01.
 
   “Existing Credit Facility” means that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of August 16, 2011, by and among the certain Subsidiaries of the Borrower, the lenders party thereto and Bank of America, N.A. as administrative agent, as amended, restated or otherwise modified from time to time prior to the date hereof.
 
Extension of Credit” means (a) any Borrowing and (b) any L/C Credit Extension.
 
Facilities” has the meaning provided in Section 5.07(a).
 
Facility Fee” has the meaning in Section 2.09(b).
 
Facility Lease” means a lease or master lease with respect to any Real Property Asset owned or ground leased by any of the Consolidated Parties as lessor, to a third party Tenant, which, in the reasonable judgment of the Administrative Agent, is a triple net lease such that such Tenant is required to pay all taxes, utilities, insurance, maintenance, casualty insurance payments and other expenses with respect to the subject Real Property Asset (whether in the form of reimbursements or additional rent) in addition to the base rental payments required thereunder such that net operating income to the applicable Consolidated Party for such Real Property Asset (before non-cash items) equals the base rent paid thereunder; provided, that each such lease or master lease shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
 
 
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FASB” means the Accounting Standards Codification of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.
 
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 immediately 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 immediately succeeding Business Day, and (b) if no such rate is so published on such immediately succeeding Business Day, the Federal Funds Rate for such day shall be the average rate (rounded upward, if necessary, to the next 1/100th of 1%) charged to Bank of America on such day on such transactions as determined by the Administrative Agent.
 
Fitch” means Fitch Ratings, a Subsidiary of Fimalac, S.A., and any successor thereto.
 
Foreign Lender” has the meaning provided in Section 10.15(a)(i).
 
FRB” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States.
 
Fronting Exposure” means, at any time there is a Defaulting Lender, (a) with respect to the L/C Issuer, such Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of the outstanding L/C Obligations other than L/C Obligations as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Revolving Lenders or Cash Collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof, and (b) with respect to the Swing Line Lender, such Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of Swing Line Loans other than Swing Line Loans as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Revolving Lenders or Cash Collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof.
 
Fund” means any Person (other than a natural person) engaged in making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its business.
 
Funded Debt” means, as to any Person (or consolidated group of Persons) at a particular time, without duplication, all of the following, whether or not included as indebtedness or liabilities in accordance with GAAP:
 
(a)          all obligations for borrowed money, whether current or long-term (including the Obligations hereunder), and all obligations evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes, loan agreements or other similar instruments;
 
 
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(b)         all purchase money indebtedness (including indebtedness and obligations in respect of conditional sales and title retention arrangements, except for customary conditional sales and title retention arrangements with suppliers that are entered into in the ordinary course of business) and all indebtedness and obligations in respect of the deferred purchase price of property or services (other than trade accounts payable incurred in the ordinary course of business and payable on customary trade terms);
 
(c)         all direct obligations under letters of credit (including standby and commercial), bankers’ acceptances and similar instruments (including bank guaranties, surety bonds, comfort letters, keep-well agreements and capital maintenance agreements) to the extent such instruments or agreements support financial, rather than performance, obligations;
 
(d)         the Attributable Principal Amount of capital leases and Synthetic Leases;
 
(e)         the Attributable Principal Amount of Securitization Transactions;
 
(f)          all preferred stock and comparable equity interests providing for mandatory redemption, sinking fund or other like payments;
 
(g)         Support Obligations in respect of Funded Debt of another Person (other than Persons in such group, if applicable); and
 
(h)         Funded Debt of any partnership or joint venture or other similar entity in which such Person is a general partner or joint venturer, and, as such, has personal liability for such obligations, but only to the extent there is recourse to such Person (or, if applicable, any Person in such consolidated group) for payment thereof.
 
For purposes hereof, the amount of Funded Debt shall be determined based on the outstanding principal amount in the case of borrowed money indebtedness under clause (a) and purchase money indebtedness and the deferred purchase obligations under clause (b), based on the maximum amount available to be drawn in the case of letter of credit obligations and the other obligations under clause (c), and based on the amount of Funded Debt that is the subject of the Support Obligations in the case of Support Obligations under clause (g).  For purposes of clarification, “Funded Debt” of Person constituting a consolidated group shall not include inter-company indebtedness of such Persons, general accounts payable of such Persons which arise in the ordinary course of business, accrued expenses of such Persons incurred in the ordinary course of business or minority interests in joint ventures or limited partnerships (except to the extent set forth in clause (h) above).
 
Funds From Operations” means, with respect to any period, the Borrower’s net income (or loss), plus depreciation and amortization and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures as hereafter provided.  Notwithstanding contrary treatment under GAAP, for purposes hereof, (a) “Funds From Operations” shall include, and be adjusted to take into account, the Borrower’s interests in unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures, on the same basis as consolidated partnerships and subsidiaries, as provided in the “white paper” issued in April 2002 by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, a copy of which has been provided to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders and (b) net income (or loss) shall not include gains (or, if applicable, losses) resulting from or in connection with (i) restructuring of indebtedness, (ii) sales of property, (iii) sales or redemptions of preferred stock, (iv) revenue or expenses related to owned and operated assets, (v) revenue or expense related to FIN 46 consolidation requirements or (vi) any other Special Charges.
 
 
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GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in effect in the United States as 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 from time to time applied on a consistent basis, subject to the provisions of Section 1.03.
 
Governmental Authority” means any nation or government, any state or other political subdivision thereof, and any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, administrative tribunal, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government.
 
    “Guaranteed Obligations” has the meaning given to such term in Section 11.01(a).
 
   “Guarantors” means any Subsidiary of the Borrower that guarantees the loans and obligations hereunder pursuant to the Guaranty, in each case with their successors and permitted assigns.
 
    “Guaranty” means the guaranty of the Obligations by each of the Guarantors pursuant to Article XI hereof.
 
Hazardous Material” means any toxic or hazardous substance, including petroleum and its derivatives regulated under the Environmental Laws.
 
Healthcare Facilities” means any skilled nursing facilities, mentally retarded and developmentally disabled facilities, rehab hospitals, long term acute care facilities, intermediate care facilities for the mentally disabled, medical office buildings, domestic assisted living facilities, independent living facilities or Alzheimer’s care facilities and any ancillary businesses that are incidental to the foregoing.
 
Incremental Facilities” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(e).
 
Incremental Facility Commitment” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(e)(iii).
 
Incremental Revolving Increase” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(e).
 
Incremental Term Loan Facility” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(e).
 
 
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Indebtedness” means, as to any Person at a particular time, without duplication, all of the following, whether or not included as indebtedness or liabilities in accordance with GAAP:
 
(a)         all Funded Debt;
 
(b)         all contingent obligations under letters of credit (including standby and commercial), bankers’ acceptances and similar instruments (including bank guaranties, surety bonds, comfort letters, keep-well agreements and capital maintenance agreements) to the extent such instruments or agreements support financial, rather than performance, obligations;
 
(c)          net obligations under any Swap Contract;
 
(d)         Support Obligations in respect of Indebtedness of another Person; and
 
(e)          Indebtedness of any partnership or joint venture or other similar entity in which such Person is a general partner or joint venturer, and, as such, has personal liability for such obligations, but only to the extent there is recourse to such Person for payment thereof.
 
For purposes hereof, the amount of Indebtedness shall be determined based on Swap Termination Value in the case of net obligations under Swap Contracts under clause (c) and based on the outstanding principal amount of the Indebtedness that is the subject of the Support Obligations in the case of Support Obligations under clause (d).
 
Indemnified Liabilities” has the meaning provided in Section 10.05.
 
Indemnitees” has the meaning provided in Section 10.05.
 
Intangible Assets” means all assets consisting of goodwill, patents, trade names, trademarks, copyrights, franchises, experimental expense, organization expense, unamortized debt discount and expense, deferred assets (other than prepaid insurance and prepaid taxes), the excess of cost of shares acquired over book value of related assets and such other assets as are properly classified as “intangible assets” in accordance with GAAP.
 
Interest Payment Date” means, (a) as to any Base Rate Loan (including Swing Line Loans), the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December and the Applicable Maturity Date and, in the case of any Swing Line Loan, any other dates reasonably determined by the Swing Line Lender, and (b) as to any Eurodollar Loan (other than Swing Line Loans), the last Business Day of each Interest Period for such Loan, the date of repayment of principal of such Loan, and where the applicable Interest Period exceeds three months, the date every three months after the beginning of such Interest Period.  If an Interest Payment Date falls on a date that is not a Business Day, such Interest Payment Date shall be deemed to be the immediately succeeding Business Day.
 
 
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Interest Period” means, as to each Eurodollar Loan, the period commencing on the date such Eurodollar Loan is disbursed or converted to or continued as a Eurodollar Loan and ending on the date one, two, three or six months thereafter, as selected by the Borrower in its Loan Notice; provided, that:
 
(a)          any Interest Period that would otherwise end on a day that is not a Business Day shall be extended to the immediately succeeding Business Day unless 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 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 Applicable Maturity Date.
 
Internal Revenue Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as amended.
 
Investment” means, as to any Person, any direct or indirect acquisition or investment by such Person, whether by means of (a) the purchase or other acquisition of Capital Stock of another Person, (b) a loan, advance or capital contribution to, guaranty or assumption of debt of, or purchase or other acquisition of any other debt or equity participation or interest in, another Person, including any partnership or joint venture interest in such other Person, or (c) the purchase or other acquisition (in one transaction or a series of transactions) of assets of another Person that constitute a business unit.  For purposes of covenant compliance, the amount of any Investment shall be the amount actually invested, without adjustment for subsequent increases or decreases in the value of such Investment.
 
Investment Grade Rating” means a Debt Rating of BBB-/Baa3 (or equivalent) or higher from either Moody’s, S&P or Fitch.
 
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 L/C Issuer and the Borrower (or any Subsidiary) or in favor of the 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.
 
 
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L/C Advance” means, with respect to each Revolving Lender, such Revolving Lender’s funding of its participation in any L/C Borrowing.
 
L/C Borrowing” means any extension of credit resulting from a drawing under any Letter of Credit that has not been reimbursed or refinanced as a Borrowing of Revolving Loans.
 
L/C Cash Collateralization Date” means the day that is thirty (30) days prior to the Revolving Loan Maturity Date then in effect.
 
L/C Commitment” means, with respect to the L/C Issuer, the commitment of the L/C Issuer to issue and to honor payment obligations under Letters of Credit, and, with respect to each Revolving Lender, the commitment of such Revolving Lender to purchase participation interests in L/C Obligations up to such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage thereof.
 
L/C Committed Amount” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(b).
 
L/C Credit Extension” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the issuance thereof or extension of the expiry date thereof, or the renewal or increase of the amount thereof.
 
L/C Issuer” means Bank of America in its capacity as issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, in each case together with its successors in such capacity.
 
L/C Issuer Fees” has the meaning given such term in Section 2.09(d)(ii).
 
L/C Obligations” means, at any time, the sum of (a) the maximum amount available to be drawn under Letters of Credit then outstanding, assuming compliance with all requirements for drawings referenced therein, plus (b) the aggregate amount of all Unreimbursed Amounts, including 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 1.07.  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.
 
Lender” means each of the Persons identified as a “Lender” on the signature pages hereto (and, as appropriate, includes the L/C Issuer and the Swing Line Lender) and each Person who joins as a Lender pursuant to the terms hereof, together with their respective successors and assigns.
 
Lender Joinder Agreement” means a joinder agreement in the form of Exhibit G, executed and delivered in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.01(d).
 
 
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Lending Office” means, as to any Lender, the office or offices of such Lender set forth in such Lender’s Administrative Questionnaire or such other office or offices as a Lender may from time to time notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.
 
   “Letter of Credit” means each standby (non-commercial) letter of credit issued hereunder.
 
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 L/C Issuer.
 
Letter of Credit Expiration Date” means the day that is five (5) Business Days prior to the Revolving Loan 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 given such term in Section 2.09(d)(i).
 
Lien” means any mortgage, deed of trust, deed to secured debt, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, deposit arrangement, encumbrance, lien (statutory or other), charge, or preference, priority or other security interest or preferential arrangement of any kind or nature whatsoever (including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement, and any financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing).
 
Loan” means any Revolving Loan, Term Loan or Swing Line Loan and the Base Rate Loans, Eurodollar Loans and Daily Floating Eurodollar Rate Loans comprising such Loans.
 
Loan Notice” means a notice of (a) a Borrowing of Loans (including Swing Line Loans), (b) a conversion of Loans from one Type to the other, or (c) a continuation of Eurodollar Loans, which, if in writing, shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A.
 
London Banking Day” means any day on which dealings in Dollar deposits are conducted by and between banks in the London interbank eurodollar market.
 
Material Adverse Effect” means a material adverse effect on (i) the condition (financial or otherwise), operations, business, assets, liabilities or prospects of the Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries taken as a whole, (ii) the ability of the Borrower or the other Credit Parties, taken as a whole, to perform any material obligation under the Credit Documents, or (iii) the rights and remedies of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders under the Credit Documents.
 
Material Contract” means, any agreement the breach, nonperformance or cancellation of which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
 
Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc.  and any successor thereto.
 
Mortgage Loan” means any loan owned or held by any of the Consolidated Parties secured by a mortgage or deed of trust on Real Property Assets.
 
 
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Multiemployer Plan” means any employee benefit plan of the type described in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA, to which the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate makes or is obligated to make contributions, or during the preceding five plan years, has made or been obligated to make contributions.
 
Negative Pledge means any agreement (other than this Credit Agreement or any other Credit Document) that in whole or in part prohibits the creation of any Lien on any assets of a Person; provided, however, that an agreement that establishes a maximum ratio of unsecured debt to unencumbered assets, or of secured debt to total assets, or that otherwise conditions a Person’s ability to encumber its assets upon the maintenance of one or more specified ratios that limit such Person’s ability to encumber its assets but that do not generally prohibit the encumbrance of its assets, or the encumbrance of specific assets, shall not constitute a “Negative Pledge” for purposes of this Credit Agreement.
 
Net Revenues” shall mean, with respect to any Real Property Asset for the most recently ended four (4) fiscal quarter period, the sum of (a) rental payments received in cash by the applicable Consolidated Party (whether in the nature of base rent, minimum rent, percentage rent, additional rent or otherwise, but exclusive of security deposits, earnest money deposits, advance rentals, reserves for capital expenditures, charges, expenses or items required to be paid or reimbursed by the Tenant thereunder and proceeds from a sale or other disposition) pursuant to the Facility Leases applicable to such Real Property Asset, minus (b) expenses of the applicable Consolidated Party allocated to such Real Property Asset.
 
Non-Defaulting Lender” means, at any time, each Lender that is not a Defaulting Lender at such time.
 
Notes” means a collective reference to the Revolving Notes and the Term Notes; and “Note” means any one of them.
 
Obligations” means, without duplication, (a) all advances to, and debts, liabilities, obligations, covenants and duties of, any Credit Party arising under any Credit Document or otherwise with respect to any Loan or Letter of Credit, whether direct or indirect (including those acquired by assumption), absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising and including interest and fees that accrue after the commencement by or against any Credit Party or any Affiliate thereof of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Laws naming such Person as the debtor in such proceeding, regardless of whether such interest and fees are allowed claims in such proceeding and (b) all obligations under any Swap Contract of any Credit Party to which a Lender or any Affiliate of a Lender is a party.
 
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.
 
 
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Outstanding Amount” means (a) with respect to Revolving Loans and Swing Line Loans on any date, the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereof after giving effect to any Borrowings and prepayments or repayments of Revolving Loans and Swing Line Loans, as the case may be, occurring on such date, (b) with respect to any L/C Obligations on any date, the 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 of outstanding unpaid drawings under any Letters of Credit or any reductions in the maximum amount available for drawing under Letters of Credit taking effect on such date and (c) with respect to Term Loans on any date, the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereof after giving effect to any Borrowings and prepayments or repayments of Term Loans, as the case may be, occurring on such date,
 
Participant” has the meaning provided in Section 10.07(d).
 
Patriot Act” means the USA Patriot Act, Pub. L. No. 107-56 et seq.
 
PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
 
Pension Plan” means any “employee pension benefit plan” (as such term is defined in Section 3(2) of ERISA), other than a Multiemployer Plan, that is subject to Title IV of ERISA and is sponsored or maintained by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate or to which the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate contributes or has an obligation to contribute, or in the case of a multiple employer or other plan described in Section 4064(a) of ERISA, has made contributions at any time during the immediately preceding five plan years.
 
Permitted Liens” means, at any time, Liens in respect of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries permitted to exist at such time pursuant to the terms of Section 7.01.
 
Person” means any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, association, company, partnership, Governmental Authority or other entity.
 
Plan” means any “employee benefit plan” (as such term is defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA) established by the Borrower or, with respect to any such plan that is subject to Section 412 of the Internal Revenue Code or Title IV of ERISA, any ERISA Affiliate.
 
Platform” has the meaning provided in Section 6.02.
 
 
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Pro Forma Basis” shall mean, for purposes of determining the calculation of and compliance with the financial covenants set forth in Section 6.12(a), (b), (c),(d), (f) and (g) hereunder, that the subject transaction shall be deemed to have occurred as of the first day of the period of four (4) consecutive fiscal quarters ending as of the end of the most recent fiscal quarter for which annual or quarterly financial statements shall have been delivered in accordance with the provisions of this Credit Agreement.  Further, for purposes of making calculations on a “Pro Forma Basis” hereunder, (a) in the case of a Disposition, (i) income statement items (whether positive or negative) attributable to the property, entities or business units that are the subject of such Disposition shall be excluded to the extent relating to any period prior to the date of the subject transaction, and (ii) Indebtedness paid or retired in connection with the subject transaction shall be deemed to have been paid and retired as of the first day of the applicable period; (b) in the case of an Acquisition, (i) income statement items (whether positive or negative) attributable to the property, entities or business units that are the subject of such Acquisition shall be included to the extent relating to any period prior to the date of the subject transaction, and (ii) Indebtedness incurred in connection with the subject transaction shall be deemed to have been incurred as of the first day of the applicable period (and interest expense shall be imputed for the applicable period utilizing the actual interest rates thereunder or, if actual rates are not ascertainable, assuming prevailing interest rates hereunder) and (c) in the case of an Equity Transaction, Indebtedness paid or retired in connection therewith shall be deemed to have been paid and retired as of the first day of the applicable period.
 
Prohibited Person” means any Person (i) listed in the annex to, or who is otherwise subject to the provisions of, Executive Order No. 13224 on Terrorist Financing, effective September 24, 2001, and relating to Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism (the “Executive Order”); (ii) that is owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, any person or entity that is listed in the annex to, or is otherwise subject to the provisions, of the Executive Order; (iii) with whom a Person is prohibited from dealing or otherwise engaging in any transaction by any terrorism or money laundering Law, including the Executive Order; (iv) who commits, threatens or conspires to commit or supports “terrorism” as defined in the Executive Order; (v) that is named as a “specially designated national and blocked person” on the most current list published by the U.S. Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control at its official website or at any replacement website or other replacement official publication of such list; or who is an Affiliate of a Person listed in clauses (i) - (v) above.
 
Property” means all property owned or leased by a Credit Party or any of its Subsidiaries, both real and personal.
 
   “Qualified Mortgage Loan” means any Mortgage Loan that is secured by a first or second mortgage or a first or second deed of trust on Real Property Assets so long as the mortgagor or grantor with respect to such Mortgage Loan is not delinquent sixty (60) days or more in interest or principal payments due thereunder.
 
Qualified REIT Subsidiary” means the meaning given to such term in the Internal Revenue Code.
 
Real Property Asset” means, a parcel of real property, together with all improvements (if any) thereon, owned in fee simple or leased pursuant to an Eligible Ground Lease by any Person; “Real Property Assets” means a collective reference to each Real Property Asset.
 
Register” has the meaning provided in Section 10.07(c).
 
 
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Registered Public Accounting Firm” has the meaning provided in the Securities Laws and shall be independent of the Borrower as prescribed by the Securities Laws.
 
Regulation T” means Regulation T of the FRB, as in effect from time to time.
 
Regulation U” means Regulation U of the FRB, as in effect from time to time.
 
Regulation X” means Regulation X of the FRB, as in effect from time to time.
 
REIT” means a real estate investment trust as defined in Sections 856-860 of the Internal Revenue Code.
 
Related Parties” means, with respect to any Person, such Person’s Affiliates and the partners, directors, officers, employees, agents and advisors of such Person and of such Person’s Affiliates.
 
Reportable Event” means any of the events set forth in Section 4043(c) of ERISA, other than events for which the thirty-day notice period has been waived.
 
Request for Extension of Credit” means (a) with respect to a Borrowing of Loans (including Swing Line Loans) or the conversion or continuation of Loans, a Loan Notice and (b) with respect to an L/C Credit Extension, a Letter of Credit Application.
 
Required Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, two or more Lenders (except to the extent only one Lender exists as of such date) having at least 50% of (a) the sum of the outstanding principal amount of the Term Loans and the aggregate Commitments or (b) if the aggregate Commitments and the obligation of the L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions have been terminated pursuant to Article VIII, Lenders holding in the aggregate at least 50% of the sum of the outstanding principal amount of the Term Loans and the Revolving Obligations (including, in each case, the aggregate amount of each Revolving Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans); provided, that (i) the unfunded Commitments of any Defaulting Lender and (ii) the portion of the Revolving Obligations held or deemed held by, any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Lenders.
 
Required Revolving Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Revolving Lenders having at least 50% of (a) the Aggregate Revolving Commitments or (b) if the Revolving Commitments and the obligation of the L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions have been terminated pursuant to Article VIII, Revolving Lenders holding in the aggregate at least 50% of the Revolving Obligations (including, in each case, the aggregate amount of each Revolving Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans); provided, that the unfunded Revolving Commitments of, and the portion of the Revolving Obligations held or deemed held by, any Defaulting Lender that is a Revolving Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Revolving Lenders.
 
 
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Responsible Officer” means the chief executive officer, president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of any Credit Party.  Any document delivered hereunder that is signed by a Responsible Officer of a Credit Party shall be conclusively presumed to have been authorized by all necessary corporate, partnership and/or other action on the part of such Credit Party and such Responsible Officer shall be conclusively presumed to have acted on behalf of such Credit Party.
 
Revolving Commitment” means, with respect to each Revolving Lender, the commitment of such Revolving Lender to make Revolving Loans and to share in the Revolving Obligations hereunder up to such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage thereof.  The aggregate principal amount of the Revolving Commitments of all of the Revolving Lenders as in effect on the Closing Date is Five Hundred Million Dollars ($500,000,000).
 
Revolving Commitment Percentage” means, at any time for each Revolving Lender, a fraction (expressed as a percentage carried to the ninth decimal place), the numerator of which is such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Committed Amount and the denominator of which is the Aggregate Revolving Committed Amount.  The initial Revolving Commitment Percentages are set forth on Schedule 2.01.
 
Revolving Commitment Period” means the period from and including the Closing Date to the earlier of (a) in the case of Revolving Loans and Swing Line Loans, the Revolving Loan Maturity Date, and, in the case of the Letters of Credit, the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, or (b) the date on which the Revolving Commitments shall have been terminated as provided herein.
 
   “Revolving Committed Amount” means, with respect to each Revolving Lender, the amount of such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment.  The initial Revolving Committed Amounts are set forth on Schedule 2.01.
 
   “Revolving Lenders” means a collective reference to the Lenders holding Revolving Loans or Revolving Commitments.
 
Revolving Loans” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01.
 
Revolving Note” means the promissory notes in the form of Exhibit B, if any, given to each Revolving Lender to evidence the Revolving Loans and Swing Line Loans of such Revolving Lender, as amended, restated, modified, supplemented, extended, renewed or replaced.
 
Revolving Obligations” means the Revolving Loans, the L/C Obligations and the Swing Line Loans.
 
   “Revolving Loan Maturity Date” means December 6, 2016.
 
 
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S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. and any successor thereto.
 
Sale and Leaseback Transaction” means, with respect to the Borrower or any Subsidiary, any arrangement, directly or indirectly, with any person whereby the Borrower or such Subsidiary shall sell or transfer any property, real or personal, used or useful in its business, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, and thereafter rent or lease such property or other property that it intends to use for substantially the same purpose or purposes as the property being sold or transferred.
 
   “Sanction(s)” means any international economic sanction administered or enforced by OFAC, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, Her Majesty’s Treasury or other relevant sanctions authority.
 
Sarbanes-Oxley” means the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
SEC” means the Securities and Exchange Commission, or any Governmental Authority succeeding to any of its principal functions.
 
Securities Laws” means the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Sarbanes-Oxley and the applicable accounting and auditing principles, rules, standards and practices promulgated, approved or incorporated by the SEC or the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, as each of the foregoing may be amended and in effect on any applicable date hereunder.
 
Securitization Transaction” means any financing or factoring or similar transaction (or series of such transactions) entered by any member of the Consolidated Parties pursuant to which such member of the Consolidated Parties may sell, convey or otherwise transfer, or grant a security interest in, accounts, payments, receivables, rights to future lease payments or residuals or similar rights to payment to a special purpose subsidiary or affiliate or any other Person.
 
Senior Notes” means collectively, the Senior Notes (2020), the Senior Notes (2022) and the Senior Notes (2024).
 
Senior Notes (2020)” means any one of the 7.5% Senior Notes due 2020 issued by the Borrower in favor of the Senior Noteholders pursuant to the Senior Note Indenture (2020), as such Senior Notes may be amended, restated, supplemented, replaced or otherwise modified from time to time.
 
Senior Notes (2022)” means any one of the 6.75% Senior Notes due 2022 issued by the Borrower in favor of the Senior Noteholders pursuant to the Senior Note Indenture (2022), as such Senior Notes may be amended, restated, supplemented, replaced or otherwise modified from time to time.
 
 
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Senior Notes (2024)” means any one of the 5.875% Senior Notes due 2024 issued by the Borrower in favor of the Senior Noteholders pursuant to the Senior Note Indenture (2024), as such Senior Notes may be amended, restated, supplemented, replaced or otherwise modified from time to time.
 
Senior Note Indentures” means collectively, the Senior Note Indenture (2020), the Senior Note Indenture (2022) and the Senior Note Indenture (2024).
 
Senior Note Indenture (2020)” means the Indenture, dated as of February 9, 2010 by and among the Borrower and the Senior Noteholders, as the same may be amended, restated, supplemented, replaced or otherwise modified from time to time.
 
Senior Note Indenture (2022)” means the Indenture, dated as of October 4, 2010 by and among the Borrower and the Senior Noteholders, as the same may be amended, restated, supplemented, replaced or otherwise modified from time to time.
 
Senior Note Indenture (2024)” means the Indenture, dated as of March 19, 2012 by and among the Borrower and the Senior Noteholders, as the same may be amended, restated, supplemented, replaced or otherwise modified from time to time.
 
Senior Noteholder” means any one of the holders from time to time of the Senior Notes.
 
Solvent” means, with respect to any person on a particular date, that on such date (a) the fair value of the property of such Person is greater than the total amount of liabilities, including, without limitation, contingent liabilities, of such Person, (b) the present fair saleable value of the assets of such Person is not less than the amount that will be required to pay the probable liability of such Person on its debts as they become absolute and matured, (c) such Person is able to realize upon its assets and pay its debts and other liabilities, contingent obligations and other commitments as they mature, (d) such Person does not intend to, and does not believe that it will, incur debts or liabilities beyond such Person’s ability to pay as such debts and liabilities mature, and (e) such Person is not engaged in a business or a transaction, and is not about to engage in a business or a transaction, for which such Person’s property would constitute unreasonably small capital after giving due consideration to the prevailing practice in the industry in which such Person is engaged.  In computing the amount of contingent liabilities at any time, it is intended that such liabilities will be computed at the amount which, in light of all the facts and circumstances existing at such time, represents the amount that can reasonably be expected to become an actual or matured liability.
 
Special Charges” means, for any period, for the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis, all charges, costs or expenses of the Consolidated Parties related to any of the following:
 
(a)             cash litigation charges incurred by the Consolidated Parties; provided, that such amount shall not exceed an aggregate amount of $10,000,000 during the term of this Credit Agreement and any such amounts in excess of $10,000,000 shall not be included in the determination of the Special Charges Adjustment for any period;
 
(b)             non-cash charges associated solely with respect to the write-down of the value of accounts due to straight-line rent;
 
 
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(c)             other than as set forth in clause (b) immediately above, additional non-cash charges associated with the write-down of the value of accounts and/or notes receivable of the Consolidated Parties; provided, that such amount shall not exceed an aggregate amount of $20,000,000 during the term of this Credit Agreement and any such amounts in excess of $20,000,000 shall not be included in the determination of the Special Charges Adjustment for any period;
 
(d)             non-cash charges related to preferred stock redemptions and non-cash compensation expenses relating to restricted stock awards, stock options or similar equity based compensation awards;
 
(e)             non-cash charges incurred by the Consolidated Parties in association with the write-down of the value of any real properties;
 
(f)              to the extent applicable, the satisfaction of outstanding unamortized loan fees with respect to the Existing Credit Facility;
 
(g)             any other non-cash charges associated with the sale or settlement by any Consolidated Party of any Swap Contract; and
 
(h)             charges related to acquisition deal related costs.
 
Special Charges Adjustmentmeans, for any period, the amount which has been deducted for or in connection with any Special Charges (without duplication among such items or items taken into account for previous period) in the determination of net income for the applicable period for which a given Consolidated EBITDA calculation has been performed.
 
Subsidiary” of a Person means a corporation, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company or other business entity of which a majority of the shares of securities or other interests having ordinary voting power for the election of directors or other governing body (other than securities or interests having such power only by reason of the happening of a contingency) are at the time beneficially owned, or the management of which is otherwise controlled, directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, or both, by such Person.  Unless otherwise provided, “Subsidiary” shall refer to a Subsidiary of the Borrower.
 
Subsidiary Guarantor” means each Subsidiary of the Borrower as of the Closing Date other than the Unrestricted Subsidiaries, together with each Subsidiary of the Borrower subsequently created or acquired which becomes a Subsidiary Guarantor pursuant to Section 6.15(a) hereof.
 
Subsidiary Guarantor Joinder Agreement” means a joinder agreement in the form of Exhibit F to be executed by each new Subsidiary of the Borrower that is required to become a Subsidiary Guarantor in accordance with Section 6.15(a) hereof.
 
 
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Support Obligations” means, as to any Person, (a) any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of such Person guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other obligation payable or performable by another Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of such Person, direct or indirect, (i) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness or other obligation, (ii) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment or performance of such Indebtedness or other obligation, (iii) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity or level of income or cash flow of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness or other obligation, or (iv) entered into for the purpose of assuring in any other manner the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment or performance thereof or to protect such obligee against loss in respect thereof (in whole or in part), or (b) any Lien on any assets of such Person securing any Indebtedness or other obligation of any other Person, whether or not such Indebtedness or other obligation is assumed by such Person.  The amount of any Support Obligations shall be deemed to be an amount equal to the stated or determinable amount of the related primary obligation, or portion thereof, in respect of which such Support Obligation is made or, if not stated or determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof as determined by the guaranteeing Person in good faith.
 
Swap Contract” means (a) any and all rate swap transactions, basis swaps, credit derivative transactions, forward rate transactions, commodity swaps, commodity options, forward commodity contracts, equity or equity index swaps or options, bond or bond price or bond index swaps or options or forward bond or forward bond price or forward bond index transactions, interest rate options, forward foreign exchange transactions, cap transactions, floor transactions, collar transactions, currency swap transactions, cross-currency rate swap transactions, currency options, spot contracts, or any other similar transactions or any combination of any of the foregoing (including any options to enter into any of the foregoing), whether or not any such transaction is governed by or subject to any master agreement, and (b) any and all transactions of any kind, and the related confirmations, that are subject to the terms and conditions of, or governed by, any form of master agreement published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., any International Foreign Exchange Master Agreement, or any other master agreement (any such master agreement, together with any related schedules, a “Master Agreement”), including any such obligations or liabilities under any Master Agreement.
 
Swap Termination Value” means, in respect of any one or more Swap Contracts, after taking into account the effect of any legally enforceable netting agreement relating to such Swap Contracts, (a) for any date on or after the date such Swap Contracts have been closed out and termination values determined in accordance therewith, such termination values, and (b) for any date prior to the date referenced in clause (a), the amounts determined as the mark-to-market values for such Swap Contracts, as determined based upon one or more mid-market or other readily available quotations provided by any recognized dealer in such Swap Contracts (which may include a Lender or any Affiliate of a Lender).
 
 
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Swing Line Borrowing” means a borrowing of a Swing Line Loan pursuant to Section 2.01(c).
 
Swing Line Commitment” means, with respect to the Swing Line Lender, the commitment of the Swing Line Lender to make Swing Line Loans, and with respect to each Revolving Lender, the commitment of such Revolving Lender to purchase participation interests in Swing Line Loans.
 
Swing Line Committed Amount” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(c).
 
Swing Line Lender” means Bank of America in its capacity as such, together with any successor in such capacity.
 
Swing Line Loans” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(c).
 
Synthetic Lease” means any synthetic lease, tax retention operating lease, off-balance sheet loan or similar off-balance sheet financing arrangement that is considered borrowed money indebtedness for tax purposes but is classified as an operating lease under GAAP.
 
Tenant” means any Person who is a lessee with respect to any lease held by a Consolidated Party as lessor or as an assignee of the lessor thereunder.
 
   “Term Loan Commitment” means, with respect to each Term Loan Lender, the commitment of such Term Loan Lender to make its portion of the Term Loan to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.01(d), in the principal amount set forth opposite such Term Loan Lender’s name on Schedule 2.01; provided that, at any time after funding of a Term Loan, the determinations “Required Lender” shall also be based on the outstanding principal amount of the such Term Loan.  The aggregate principal amount of the Term Loan Commitments of all of the Term Loan Lenders as in effect on the Closing Date is Two-Hundred Million Dollars ($200,000,000).
 
   “Term Loan Commitment Percentage” means, at any time, for each Term Loan Lender, the percentage of the Term Loan (or aggregate Term Loan Commitment, prior to the termination thereof) held by such Term Loan Lender to the aggregate Term Loan (or Term Loan Commitments) held by all Term Loan Lenders, as such percentage may be modified in connection with any assignment made in accordance with the provisions of Section 10.07.  The initial Term Loan Commitment Percentages are set forth on Schedule 2.01.
 
Term Loan Commitment Period” means the period from and including the Closing Date to the earlier of (a) one hundred and twenty (120) days from the Closing Date, (b) the date on which the full amount of the Term Loan Commitment has been Borrowed or (c) the date on which the Term Loan Commitments shall have been terminated as provided herein.
 
    “Term Loan Lenders” means a collective reference to the Lenders holding Term Loans or Term Loan Commitments.
 
     Term Loan” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(d).
 
 
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Term Loan Maturity Date” means December 6, 2017.
 
Term Note” means the promissory note in the form of Exhibit C, if any, given to each Term Loan Lender to evidence the Term Loan of such Term Loan Lender, as amended, restated, modified, supplemented, extended, renewed or replaced.
 
Threshold Amount” means (a) for any provision relating to the Borrower, $10,000,000 and (b) for any provision relating to any Credit Party (other than the Borrower) or other Subsidiaries $5,000,000.
 
Type” means, with respect to any Revolving Loan or Term Loan, its character as a Base Rate Loan or a Eurodollar Loan.
 
Unconsolidated Affiliates” means an Affiliate of the Borrower whose financial statements are not required to be consolidated with the financial statements of the Borrower in accordance with GAAP.
 
   “Unencumbered Asset Value” means the sum of the following, without duplication: (a) the quotient of (1) Unencumbered Net Revenue for the prior fiscal quarter, minus the Unencumbered Net Revenue attributable to each Unencumbered Property sold or otherwise disposed of during such most recently ended quarter, minus the Unencumbered Net Revenue from any Unencumbered Property acquired during the prior fiscal quarter, multiplied by four, divided by (2) the Capitalization Rate plus (b) the acquisition cost of each Unencumbered Property acquired during the prior fiscal quarter plus (c) the book value of unencumbered Qualified Mortgage Loans; provided, that when calculating the Unencumbered Asset Value, (i) the aggregate occupancy of all Unencumbered Properties contributing to the Unencumbered Asset Value, reported as of the last day of the most recently ended  fiscal quarter period of the Borrower, shall be at least 78% of in-service beds and (ii) the aggregate amount of Qualified Mortgage Loans attributable to second mortgages or second deeds of trust added pursuant to clause (c) of this definition shall not exceed $150,000,000.
 
Unencumbered Net Revenue” means, for any period, Net Revenue from all Unencumbered Properties.
 
Unencumbered Property” means, for any Real Property Asset, the following criteria:
 
(a)             to the best of Borrower’s knowledge, does not have any title, survey, environmental, condemnation or condemnation proceedings, or other defects that would give rise to a materially adverse effect as to the value, use of or ability to sell or finance such property;
 
(b)             is not subject to a Negative Pledge or encumbered by a mortgage, deed of trust, lien, pledge, encumbrance or other security interest, in each case, to secure Funded Debt, other than the Braswell Indebtedness;
 
 
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(c)             100% owned in fee simple absolute or with a leasehold interest or similar arrangement providing the right to occupy Real Property Asset pursuant to an Eligible Ground Lease, in either case, by the Borrower or a direct or indirect Subsidiary of the Borrower;
 
(d)             shall be located in the United States;
 
(e)              is occupied or available for occupancy (subject to final tenant improvements);
 
(f)              is leased to a third party Tenant and operated by a third party operator;
 
(g)             the Tenant at such facility is not delinquent sixty (60) days or more in rent payments.
 
Unencumbered Property Certificate” means a certificate signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower in a form to be agreed upon between the Administrative Agent and the Borrower in their reasonable discretion.
 
Unfunded Pension Liability” means the excess of a Pension Plan’s benefit liabilities under Section 4001(a)(16) of ERISA, over the current value of that Pension Plan’s assets, determined in accordance with the assumptions used for funding the Pension Plan pursuant to Section 412 of the Internal Revenue Code for the applicable plan year.
 
United States” or “U.S.” means the United States of America.
 
Unreimbursed Amount” has the meaning provided in Section 2.03(c)(i).
 
Unrestricted Subsidiaries” means the “Unrestricted Subsidiaries” as such term is defined from time to time in the Senior Note Indentures; provided, that to the extent the Senior Note Indentures are, for any reason, both terminated, the term “Unrestricted Subsidiaries” shall, for the remainder of the term of this Agreement, have the meaning assigned to such term in the Senior Note Indentures immediately prior to the termination thereof.
 
Unused Fee” has the meaning given such term in Section 2.09(a).
 
Wholly Owned” means, with respect to any direct or indirect Subsidiary of any Person, that 100% of the Capital Stock with ordinary voting power issued by such Subsidiary (other than directors’ qualifying shares and investments by foreign nationals mandated by applicable Law) is beneficially owned, directly or indirectly, by such Person.
 
 
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With reference to this Credit Agreement and each other Credit Document, unless otherwise provided herein or in such other Credit Document:
 
(a)          The meanings of defined terms are equally applicable to the singular and plural forms of the defined terms.
 
(b)         (i)             The words “herein,” “hereto,” “hereof” and “hereunder” and words of similar import when used in any Credit Document shall refer to such Credit Document as a whole and not to any particular provision thereof.
 
  (ii)            Unless otherwise provided or required by context, Article, Section, Exhibit and Schedule references are to the Credit Document in which such  reference appears.
 
  (iii)           The term “including” is by way of example and not limitation.
 
  (iv)           The term “documents” includes any and all instruments, documents, agreements, certificates, notices, reports, financial statements and other writings, however evidenced, whether in physical or electronic form.
 
(c)          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.”
 
(d)         Section headings herein and in the other Credit Documents are included for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Credit Agreement or any other Credit Document.
 
 
(a)          All accounting terms not specifically or completely defined herein shall be construed in conformity with, and all financial data (including financial ratios and other financial calculations) required to be submitted pursuant to this Credit Agreement shall be prepared in conformity with, GAAP applied on a consistent basis, as in effect from time to time, applied in a manner consistent with that used in preparing the Audited Financial Statements except as otherwise specifically prescribed herein.
 
(b)          The Borrower will provide a written summary of material changes in GAAP or in the consistent application thereof with each annual and quarterly Compliance Certificate delivered in accordance with Section 6.02(a).  If at any time any change in GAAP or in the consistent application thereof would affect the computation of any financial ratio or requirement set forth in any Credit Document, and either the Borrower or the Required Lenders shall object in writing to determining compliance based on such change, then such computations shall continue to be made on a basis consistent with the most recent financial statements delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or (b) as to which no such objection has been made.
 
(c)          Determinations of the calculation of and compliance with the financial covenants set forth in Section 6.12(d), (f) and (g) hereunder shall be made on a Pro Forma Basis.
 
 
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1.04            Rounding.
 
Any financial ratios required to be maintained by the Borrower pursuant to this Credit 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            References to Agreements and Laws.
 
Unless otherwise expressly provided herein, (a) references to Organization Documents, agreements (including the Credit Documents) and other contractual instruments shall be deemed to include all subsequent amendments, restatements, extensions, supplements and other modifications thereto, but only to the extent that such amendments, restatements, extensions, supplements and other modifications are not prohibited by any Credit Document; and (b) references to any Law shall include all statutory and regulatory provisions consolidating, amending, replacing, supplementing or interpreting such Law.
 
1.06            Times of Day.
 
Unless otherwise provided, all references herein to times of day shall be references to Eastern time (daylight or standard, as applicable).
 
1.07            Letter of Credit Amounts.
 
Unless otherwise specified herein, the amount of a Letter of Credit at any time shall be deemed to be 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 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.
 
COMMITMENTS AND EXTENSION OF CREDITS
 
 
Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein:
 
(a)           Revolving Loans.  During the Revolving Commitment Period, each Revolving Lender severally agrees to make revolving credit loans (the “Revolving Loans”) to the Borrower on any Business Day; provided, that after giving effect to any such Revolving Loan, (i) with regard to the Revolving Lenders collectively, the aggregate outstanding principal amount of Revolving Obligations shall not exceed FIVE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS ($500,000,000), (as increased or decreased from time to time pursuant to this Credit Agreement, the “Aggregate Revolving Committed Amount”) and (ii) with regard to each Revolving Lender individually, such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of Revolving Obligations shall not exceed its respective Revolving Committed Amount.  Revolving Loans may consist of Base Rate Loans, Eurodollar Loans, or a combination thereof, as provided herein, and may be repaid and reborrowed in accordance with the provisions hereof.
 
 
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(b)           Letters of Credit.  During the Revolving Commitment Period, (i) the L/C Issuer, in reliance upon the commitments of the Revolving Lenders set forth herein, agrees (A) to issue Letters of Credit for the account of Borrower on any Business Day, (B) to amend or renew Letters of Credit previously issued hereunder, and (C) to honor drafts under Letters of Credit; and (ii) the Revolving Lenders severally agree to purchase from the L/C Issuer a participation interest in the Letters of Credit issued hereunder in an amount equal to such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage thereof; provided, that (A) the aggregate principal amount of L/C Obligations shall not exceed an amount equal to SIXTY MILLION DOLLARS ($60,000,000) (as such amount may be adjusted in accordance with the provisions hereof, the “L/C Committed Amount”), (B) with regard to the Revolving Lenders collectively, the aggregate principal amount of Revolving Obligations shall not exceed the Aggregate Revolving Committed Amount and (C) with regard to each Revolving Lender individually, such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of Revolving Obligations shall not exceed its respective Revolving Committed Amount.  Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Borrower’s ability to obtain Letters of Credit shall be fully revolving, and accordingly the Borrower may obtain Letters of Credit to replace Letters of Credit that have expired or that have been drawn upon and reimbursed.
 
(c)           Swing Line Loans.  During the Revolving Commitment Period, the Swing Line Lender may, in its discretion and in reliance upon the agreements of the other Lenders set forth in this Section 2.01(c) and Section 2.04, make revolving credit loans (the “Swing Line Loans”) to the Borrower on any Business Day; provided, that (i) the aggregate principal amount of Swing Line Loans shall not exceed an amount equal to SIXTY MILLION DOLLARS ($60,000,000) (as such amount may be adjusted in accordance with the provisions hereof, the “Swing Line Committed Amount”), (ii) with respect to the Revolving Lenders collectively, the aggregate principal amount of Revolving Obligations shall not exceed the Aggregate Revolving Committed Amount and (iii) the Borrower shall not use the proceeds of any Swing Line Loan to refinance any outstanding Swing Line Loan.  Swing Line Loans shall be Daily Floating Eurodollar Rate Loans, and may be repaid and reborrowed in accordance with the provisions hereof.  Immediately upon the making of a Swing Line Loan, each Revolving Lender shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, purchase from the Swing Line Lender a participation interest in such Swing Line Loan in an amount equal to the product of such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage thereof.  No Swing Line Loan shall remain outstanding for longer than five (5) Business Days.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Swing Line Lender shall not be under any obligation to make any Swing Line Loan if any Revolving Lender is at that time a Defaulting Lender, unless the Swing Line Lender has entered into arrangements, including the delivery of Cash Collateral, satisfactory to the Swing Line Lender (in its sole discretion) with the Borrower or such Defaulting Lender to eliminate the Swing Line Lender’s actual or potential Fronting Exposure (after giving effect to Section 2.15(a)(iv)) with respect to the Defaulting Lender arising from either the Swing Line Loan then proposed to be made or all Swing Line Loans as to which the Swing Line Lender has actual or potential Fronting Exposure, as it may elect in its sole discretion.  The Swing Line Lender shall promptly notify the Borrower if it has suspended the availability of Swing Line Loans.
 
 
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(d)           Term Loans.  Not more than three (3) times during the Term Loan Commitment Period, each Term Loan Lender severally agrees to make term loans (each a  “Term Loan”) to the Borrower on any Business Day; provided, that after giving effect to any such Term Loan, (i) with regard to the Term Loan Lenders collectively, the aggregate outstanding principal amount of Term Loans shall not exceed TWO HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS ($200,000,000), and (ii) with regard to each Term Loan Lender individually, such Term Loan Lender’s Term Loan Commitment Percentage of outstanding Term Loans shall not exceed its respective Term Loan Commitment.  Term Loans may consist of Base Rate Loans, Eurodollar Loans, or a combination thereof, as provided herein.  Term Loans may be repaid in whole or in part at any time but amounts repaid on the Term Loan may not be reborrowed.
 
(e)           Increases of the Aggregate Revolving Commitments; Addition of Incremental Term Loan Facilities.  The Borrower shall have the right, upon at least five (5) Business Days’ prior written notice to the Administrative Agent, to increase the Aggregate Revolving Commitments (each such increase, an “Incremental Revolving Increase”) or to add one or more tranches of term loans (each an “Incremental Term Loan Facility”; each Incremental Term Loan Facility and each Incremental Revolving Increase are collectively referred to as “Incremental Facilities”), provided that
 
(i)            the aggregate principal amount of all Incremental Facilities shall not exceed $300,000,000;
 
(ii)           no Default or Event of Default shall exist on the effective date of any Incremental Facility or would exist after giving effect to any such Incremental Facility;
 
(iii)          no existing Lender shall be under any obligation to provide any commitment to an Incremental Facility (an “Incremental Facility Commitment”) and any such decision whether to provide an Incremental Facility Commitment shall be in such Lender’s sole and absolute discretion;
 
(iv)          each Incremental Facility Commitment shall be in a minimum principal amount of $5,000,000 and in integral multiples of $1,000,000 in excess thereof (or such lesser amounts as the Administrative Agent and the Borrower may agree);
 
 
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(v)           each Person providing an Incremental Facility Commitment shall qualify as an Eligible Assignee;
 
(vi)          the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent:
 
(A)           a certificate of each Credit Party dated as of the date of such increase signed by a Responsible Officer of such Credit Party certifying and attaching resolutions adopted by the board of directors or equivalent governing body of such Credit Party approving such Incremental Facility;
 
(B)           a certificate of the Borrower dated as of the effective date of such Incremental Facility signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower certifying that, before and after giving effect to such Incremental Facility, (I) the representations and warranties of each Credit Party contained in Article V or any other Credit Document, or which are contained in any document furnished at any time under or in connection herewith or therewith, shall be true and correct in all material respects on and as of the date of such increase, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date, and (II) no Default or Event of Default exists;
 
(C)         any new or amended and restated Notes (to the extent requested by the Lenders) to reflect such Incremental Facilities;
 
(D)         opinions of legal counsel to the Credit Parties, addressed to the Administrative Agent and each Lender (including each Person providing an Incremental Facility Commitment), dated as of the effective date of such Incremental Facility, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; and
 
(E)          all fees required under any engagement letter due in connection with the syndication of the commitments to fund such Incremental Facility by the Arranger;
 
(vii)         the Administrative Agent shall have received documentation from each Person providing an Incremental Facility Commitment evidencing its Incremental Facility Commitment and its obligations under this Agreement in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, including, without limitation a Lender Joinder Agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit G attached hereto or other arrangement reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent;
 
 
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(viii)        in the case of any Incremental Revolving Increase with respect to the Aggregate Revolving Commitments, (A) if any Revolving Loans are outstanding on the date of such increase, (I) each Lender providing such Incremental Revolving Increase shall make Revolving Loans, the proceeds of which shall be applied by the Administrative Agent to prepay the Revolving Loans of the existing Revolving Lenders, in an amount necessary such that after giving effect thereto the outstanding Revolving Loans are held ratably among all the Revolving Lenders and (II) the Borrower shall pay an amount required pursuant to Section 3.05 as a result of any such prepayment of Revolving Loans of existing Revolving Lenders and (B) such Incremental Revolving Increase shall be on the exact same terms and pursuant to the exact same documentation applicable to such existing Revolving Loans; and
 
(ix)          in the case of an Incremental Term Loan Facility and subject to the requirements of clauses (e)(i) through (vii) above, upon notice to the Administrative Agent (which shall promptly notify the Lenders), the Borrower may, from time to time, request an increase to the Term Loan Commitments, or one or more additional term loan tranches.  At the time of sending such notice, the Borrower (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).
 
The Incremental Facility Commitments and credit extensions thereunder shall constitute Commitments and Obligations under, and shall be entitled to all the benefits afforded by, this Credit Agreement and the other Credit Documents, and shall, without limiting the foregoing, benefit equally and ratably from the Guaranty.
 
(f)            If any amendment to this Credit Agreement is required to give effect to any addition of Incremental Facilities pursuant to and in accordance with Section 2.01(e), then such amendment shall be effective if executed by the Credit Parties, each Lender providing such Incremental Facility Commitment and the Administrative Agent (each such amendment is a “Commitment Increase Amendment”).
 
 
(a)           Each Borrowing, each conversion of Loans from one Type to the other, and each continuation of Eurodollar Loans shall be made upon the Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the Administrative Agent, which may be given by telephone.  Each such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. (i) with respect to Eurodollar Loans, three (3) Business Days prior to, or (ii) with respect to Base Rate Loans, on the requested date of, the requested date of any Borrowing, conversion or continuation.  Each telephonic notice pursuant to this Section 2.02(a) must be confirmed promptly by delivery to the Administrative Agent of a written Loan Notice, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower.  Except as provided in Sections 2.03(c) and 2.04(c), each Borrowing, conversion or continuation shall be in a principal amount of (i) with respect to Eurodollar Loans, $1,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof or (ii) with respect to Base Rate Loans, $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof.  Each Loan Notice (whether telephonic or written) shall specify (i) whether the applicable request is with respect to Revolving Loans or Term Loans, (ii) whether such request is for a Borrowing, conversion, or continuation, (ii) the requested date of such Borrowing, conversion or continuation (which shall be a Business Day), (iii) the principal amount of Loans to be borrowed, converted or continued, (iv) the Type of Loans to be borrowed, converted or continued, and (v) if applicable, the duration of the Interest Period with respect thereto.  If the Borrower fails to specify a Type of Loan in a Loan Notice or if the Borrower fails to give a timely notice requesting a conversion or continuation, then the applicable 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 Loans.  If the Borrower requests a Borrowing of, conversion to, or continuation of Eurodollar Loans in any Loan Notice, but fails to specify an Interest Period, the Interest Period will be deemed to be one month.
 
 
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(b)           Following receipt of a Loan Notice, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender, as applicable, of the amount of its Revolving Commitment Percentage or Term Loan Commitment Percentage of the applicable Loans, as the case may be, and if no timely notice of a conversion or continuation is provided by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Lender of the details of any automatic conversion to Base Rate Loans described in the preceding subsection.  In the case of a Borrowing, each Lender, as applicable, shall make the amount of its Loan available to the Administrative Agent in immediately available funds at the Administrative Agent’s Office not later than 2:00 p.m. on the Business Day specified in the applicable Loan Notice.  Upon satisfaction of the applicable conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (and, if such Borrowing is the initial Extension of Credit, Section 4.01), the Administrative Agent shall make all funds so received available to the party referenced in the applicable Loan Notice in like funds as received by the Administrative Agent either by (i) crediting the account of the applicable party on the books of the Administrative Agent with the amount of such funds or (ii) wire transfer of such funds, in each case in accordance with instructions provided to (and reasonably acceptable to) the Administrative Agent by the Borrower; provided, however, that if, on the date the Loan Notice with respect to such Borrowing is given by the Borrower, there are Swing Line Loans or L/C Borrowings outstanding, then the proceeds of such Borrowing shall be applied, first, to the payment in full of any such L/C Borrowings, second, to the payment in full of any such Swing Line Loans, and third, to the party identified in the applicable Loan Notice as provided above.
 
(c)           Except as otherwise provided herein, without the consent of the Required Lenders, (i) a Eurodollar Loan may be continued or converted only on the last day of an Interest Period for such Eurodollar Loan and (ii) any conversion into, or continuation as, a Eurodollar Loan may be made only if the conditions to Extension of Credits in Section 4.02 have been satisfied.  During the existence of a Default or Event of Default, (i) no Loan may be requested as, converted to or continued as a Eurodollar Loan and (ii) at the request of the Required Lenders, any outstanding Eurodollar Loan shall be converted immediately to a Base Rate Loan.
 
(d)           The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of the interest rate applicable to any Interest Period for Eurodollar Loans upon determination of such interest rate.  The determination of the Eurodollar Rate by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error.  At any time that Base Rate Loans are outstanding, the Administrative Agent shall notify the 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.
 
 
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(e)           After giving effect to all Borrowings, all conversions of Loans from one Type to the other, and all continuations of Loans as the same Type, there shall not be more than eight (8) Interest Periods in effect with respect to Loans.
 
 
(a)           Obligation to Issue or Amend.
 
(i)            The L/C Issuer shall not issue any Letter of Credit if:
 
 (A)         the issuance of such Letter of Credit would violate one or more policies of the L/C Issuer; or
 
 (B)         such Letter of Credit is in an initial amount less than $50,000, is to be denominated in a currency other than Dollars or is not a standby letter of credit.
 
(ii)           The L/C Issuer shall be under no obligation to issue any Letter of Credit if:
 
 (A)        any order, judgment or decree of any Governmental Authority or arbitrator shall by its terms purport to enjoin or restrain the L/C Issuer from issuing such Letter of Credit, or any Law applicable to the L/C Issuer or any request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over the L/C Issuer shall prohibit, or request that the L/C Issuer refrain from, the issuance of letters of credit generally or such Letter of Credit in particular or shall impose upon the L/C Issuer with respect to such Letter of Credit any restriction, reserve or capital requirement (for which the L/C Issuer is not otherwise compensated hereunder) not in effect on the Closing Date, or shall impose upon the L/C Issuer any unreimbursed loss, cost or expense that was not applicable on the Closing Date and that the L/C Issuer in good faith deems material to it;
 
 (B)         the expiry date of such requested Letter of Credit would occur more than twelve (12) months after the date of issuance or last renewal, unless the Required Revolving Lenders have approved such expiry date;
 
 (C)         the expiry date of such requested Letter of Credit would occur after the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, unless all the Revolving Lenders have approved such expiry date;
 
 (D)         one or more applicable conditions contained in Section 4.02 shall not then be satisfied and the L/C Issuer shall have received written notice thereof from any Revolving Lender or any Credit Party at least one Business Day prior to the requested date of issuance of such Letter of Credit;
 
 
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 (E)         any Revolving Lender is at that time a Defaulting Lender, unless the L/C Issuer has entered into arrangements, including the delivery of Cash Collateral, satisfactory to the L/C Issuer (in its sole discretion) with the Borrower or such Revolving Lender to eliminate the L/C Issuer’s actual or potential Fronting Exposure (after giving effect to Section 2.15(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 the L/C Issuer has actual or potential Fronting Exposure, as it may elect in its sole discretion; or
 
 (F)         the Revolving Commitments have been terminated pursuant to Article VIII.
 
(iii)         The L/C Issuer shall be under no obligation to amend any Letter of Credit if:
 
 (A)        the L/C Issuer would have no obligation at such time to issue such 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.
 
(iv)          The L/C Issuer shall not amend any Letter of Credit if:
 
 (A)         one or more applicable conditions contained in Section 4.02 shall not then be satisfied and the L/C Issuer shall have received written notice thereof from any Revolving Lender or any Credit Party at least one Business Day prior to the requested date of amendment of such Letter of Credit; or
 
 (B)         the Revolving Commitments have been terminated pursuant to Article VIII.
 
(b)           Procedures for Issuance and Amendment.
 
(i)            Each Letter of Credit shall be issued or amended, as the case may be, upon the request of the Borrower delivered to the 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 Borrower.  Such Letter of Credit Application must be received by the L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. at least two (2) Business Days (or such later date and time as the L/C Issuer may agree in a particular instance in its 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 L/C Issuer:  (A) the proposed issuance date of the requested Letter of Credit (which shall be a Business Day); (B) the amount 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; and (G) such other matters as the 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 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 the L/C Issuer may require.
 
 
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(ii)            Promptly after receipt of any Letter of Credit Application, the 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 the Borrower and, if not, the L/C Issuer will provide the Administrative Agent with a copy thereof.  Upon receipt by the L/C Issuer of confirmation from the Administrative Agent that the requested issuance or amendment is permitted in accordance with the terms hereof, then, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the L/C Issuer shall, on the requested date, issue a Letter of Credit for the account of the applicable Person or enter into the applicable amendment, as the case may be, in each case in accordance with the L/C Issuer’s usual and customary business practices.  Immediately upon the issuance of each Letter of Credit, each Revolving Lender shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, purchase from the L/C Issuer a risk participation in such Letter of Credit in an amount equal to the product of such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of such Letter of Credit.
 
(iii)           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 L/C Issuer will also deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent a true and complete copy of such Letter of Credit or amendment.
 
(c)           Drawings and Reimbursements; Funding of Participations.
 
(i)            Upon any drawing under any Letter of Credit, the L/C Issuer shall notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent thereof.  Not later than 11:00 a.m. on the date of any payment by the L/C Issuer under a Letter of Credit (each such date, an “Honor Date”), the Borrower shall reimburse the L/C Issuer through the Administrative Agent in an amount equal to the amount of such drawing.  If the Borrower fails to so reimburse the L/C Issuer by such time, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Revolving Lender of the Honor Date, the amount of the unreimbursed drawing (the “Unreimbursed Amount”), and the amount of such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage thereof.  In such event, the Borrower shall be deemed to have requested a 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, the amount of the unutilized portion of the Aggregate Revolving Commitments or the conditions set forth in Section 4.02.  Any notice given by the 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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(ii)           Each Revolving Lender (including the Revolving Lender acting as L/C Issuer) shall upon any notice pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(i) make funds available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the L/C Issuer at the Administrative Agent’s Office in an amount equal to its Revolving Commitment Percentage of the Unreimbursed Amount not later than 1:00 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 Revolving Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made a Revolving Loan that is a Base Rate Loan to the Borrower in such amount.  The Administrative Agent shall remit the funds so received to the L/C Issuer.
 
(iii)          With respect to any Unreimbursed Amount that is not fully refinanced by a Borrowing of Base Rate Loans for any reason, the Borrower shall be deemed to have incurred from the 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 Revolving Lender’s payment to the Administrative Agent for the account of the 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 Revolving Lender in satisfaction of its participation obligation under this Section 2.03.
 
(iv)          Until each Revolving Lender funds its Revolving Loan or L/C Advance pursuant to this Section 2.03(c) to reimburse the L/C Issuer for any amount drawn under any Letter of Credit, interest in respect of such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of such amount shall be solely for the account of the L/C Issuer.
 
(v)           Each Revolving Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Loans or L/C Advances to reimburse the 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 set-off, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right that such Revolving Lender may have against the L/C Issuer, the Borrower or any other Person for any reason whatsoever; (B) the occurrence or continuance of a Default or Event of Default, (C) non-compliance with the conditions set forth in Section 4.02, or (D) any other occurrence, event or condition, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing.  No such making of an L/C Advance shall relieve or otherwise impair the obligation of the Borrower to reimburse the L/C Issuer for the amount of any payment made by the L/C Issuer under any Letter of Credit, together with interest as provided herein.
 
 
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(vi)           If any Revolving Lender fails to make available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the L/C Issuer any amount required to be paid by such Revolving Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.03(c) by the time specified in Section 2.03(c)(ii), the L/C Issuer shall be entitled to recover from such Revolving 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 L/C Issuer at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Rate from time to time in effect.  A certificate of the L/C Issuer submitted to any Revolving 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 L/C Issuer has made a payment under any Letter of Credit and has received from any Revolving Lender such Revolving 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 the L/C Issuer any payment in respect of the related Unreimbursed Amount or interest thereon (whether directly from a Credit Party or otherwise, including proceeds of Cash Collateral applied thereto by the Administrative Agent), the Administrative Agent will distribute to such Revolving Lender its Revolving Commitment Percentage thereof (appropriately adjusted, in the case of interest payments, to reflect the period of time during which such Revolving Lender’s L/C Advance was outstanding) 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 L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(i) is required to be returned under any of the circumstances described in Section 10.06 (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the L/C Issuer in its discretion), each Revolving Lender shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of the L/C Issuer its Revolving Commitment 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 Revolving Lender, at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Rate from time to time in effect.
 
(e)           Obligations Absolute.  The obligations of the Borrower to reimburse the 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 Credit Agreement under all circumstances, including the following:
 
  (i)            any lack of validity or enforceability of such Letter of Credit, this Credit Agreement, any other Credit Document or any other agreement or instrument relating thereto;
 
  (ii)           the existence of any claim, counterclaim, set-off, defense or other right that the Borrower 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), the L/C Issuer or any other Person, whether in connection with this Credit Agreement, the transactions contemplated hereby or by such Letter of Credit or any agreement or instrument relating thereto, or any unrelated transaction;
 
 
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(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)           any payment by the 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 the 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; or
 
(v)            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, the Borrower.
 
The 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 the Borrower’s instructions or other irregularity, the Borrower will immediately notify the L/C Issuer.  The Borrower shall be conclusively deemed to have waived any such claim against the L/C Issuer and its correspondents unless such notice is given as aforesaid.
 
(f)           Role of L/C Issuer.  Each Revolving Lender and the Borrower agree that, in paying any drawing under a Letter of Credit, the L/C Issuer shall not have any responsibility to obtain any document (other than any sight draft, certificates and documents expressly required by the Letter of Credit) or to ascertain or inquire as to the validity or accuracy of any such document or the authority of the Person executing or delivering any such document.  None of the L/C Issuer, any Agent-Related Person nor any of the correspondents, participants or assignees of the L/C Issuer shall be liable to any Revolving 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 Letter of Credit Application.  The 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 the Borrower from 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 Issuer, any Agent-Related Person, nor any of the respective correspondents, participants or assignees of the L/C Issuer, shall be liable or responsible for any of the matters described in clauses (i) through (v) of Section 2.03(e); provided, however, that anything in such clauses to the contrary notwithstanding, the Borrower may have a claim against the L/C Issuer, and the L/C Issuer may be liable to the Borrower, to the extent, but only to the extent, of any direct, as opposed to consequential or exemplary, damages suffered by the Borrower which the Borrower proves were caused by the L/C Issuer’s willful misconduct or gross negligence or the 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, the 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 the L/C Issuer shall not 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.
 
 
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(g)          [reserved].
 
(h)           Applicability of ISP98.  Unless otherwise expressly agreed by the L/C Issuer and the Borrower when a Letter of Credit is issued, the rules of the ISP shall apply to each Letter of Credit.
 
(i)            Letter of Credit Fees.  The Borrower shall pay Letter of Credit fees as set forth in Section 2.09.
 
(j)            Conflict with Letter of Credit Application.  In the event of any conflict between the terms hereof and the terms of any Issuer Document, the terms hereof shall control.
 
 
(a)           Borrowing Procedures.  Each Swing Line Borrowing shall be made upon the Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent, which may be given by telephone.  Each such notice must be received by the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent not later than 1:00 p.m. 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.  Each such telephonic notice must be confirmed promptly by delivery to the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent of a written Loan Notice, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower.  Promptly after receipt by the Swing Line Lender of any telephonic 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 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 Revolving Lender) prior to 2:00 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 this Article II, or (B) that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in Section 4.02 is not then satisfied, then, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Swing Line Lender will, not later than 3:00 p.m. on the borrowing date specified in such Loan Notice, make the amount of its Swing Line Loan available to the Borrower by crediting the account of the Borrower on the books of the Swing Line Lender in immediately available funds.
 
 
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(b)           Refinancing.
 
(i)            The Swing Line Lender at any time in its sole and absolute discretion may request, on behalf of the Borrower (which hereby irrevocably authorizes the Swing Line Lender to so request on its behalf), that each Revolving Lender make a Revolving Loan that is a Base Rate Loan in an amount equal to such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of Swing Line Loans then outstanding.  Such request shall be made in writing (which written request shall be deemed to be a 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, the unutilized portion of the Revolving Commitments or the conditions set forth in Section 4.02.  The Swing Line Lender shall furnish the Borrower with a copy of the applicable Loan Notice promptly after delivering such notice to the Administrative Agent.  Each Revolving Lender shall make an amount equal to its Revolving Commitment Percentage of the amount specified in such Loan Notice available to the Administrative Agent in immediately available funds for the account of the Swing Line Lender at the Administrative Agent’s Office not later than 2:00 p.m. on the day specified in such Loan Notice, whereupon, subject to Section 2.04(b)(ii), each Revolving Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made a Revolving Loan that is a Base Rate Loan to the Borrower in such amount.  The Administrative Agent shall remit the funds so received to the Swing Line Lender.
 
(ii)            If for any reason any Swing Line Loan cannot be refinanced by such a Borrowing of Revolving Loans in accordance with Section 2.04(b)(i), the request for Revolving Loans submitted by the Swing Line Lender as set forth herein shall be deemed to be a request by the Swing Line Lender that each of the Revolving Lenders fund its risk participation in the relevant Swing Line Loan and each Revolving Lender’s payment to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Swing Line Lender pursuant to Section 2.04(b)(i) shall be deemed payment in respect of such participation.
 
(iii)           If any Revolving 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 Revolving Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.04(b) by the time specified in Section 2.04(b)(i), the Swing Line Lender shall be entitled to recover from such Revolving 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 Federal Funds Rate from time to time in effect.  A certificate of the Swing Line Lender submitted to any Revolving Lender (through the Administrative Agent) with respect to any amounts owing under this clause (iii) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
 
 
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(iv)           Each Revolving Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Loans or to purchase and fund risk participations in Swing Line Loans pursuant to this Section 2.04(b) shall be absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance, including (A) any set-off, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right that such Revolving Lender may have against the Swing Line Lender, the Borrower or any other Person for any reason whatsoever, (B) the occurrence or continuance of a Default or Event of Default, (C) non-compliance with the conditions set forth in Section 4.02, or (D) any other occurrence, event or condition, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing.  No such purchase or funding of risk participations shall relieve or otherwise impair the obligation of the Borrower to repay Swing Line Loans, together with interest as provided herein.
 
(c)           Repayment of Participations.
 
(i)            At any time after any Revolving 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 Revolving Lender its Revolving Commitment Percentage of such payment (appropriately adjusted, in the case of interest payments, to reflect the period of time during which such Revolving Lender’s risk participation was funded) in the same funds as those received by the Swing Line Lender.
 
(ii)            If any payment received by the Swing Line Lender in respect of principal or interest on any Swing Line Loan is required to be returned by the Swing Line Lender under any of the circumstances described in Section 10.06 (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the Swing Line Lender in its discretion), each Revolving Lender shall pay to the Swing Line Lender its Revolving Commitment Percentage thereof on demand of the Administrative Agent, plus interest thereon from the date of such demand to the date such amount is returned, at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Rate.  The Administrative Agent will make such demand upon the request of the Swing Line Lender.
 
(d)           Interest for Account of Swing Line Lender.  The Swing Line Lender shall be responsible for invoicing the Borrower (by delivery of an invoice or other notice to the Borrower) for interest on the Swing Line Loans.  Until each Revolving Lender funds its Revolving Loan or risk participation pursuant to this Section 2.04 to refinance such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of any Swing Line Loan, interest in respect thereof shall be solely for the account of the Swing Line Lender.
 
(e)           Payments Directly to Swing Line Lender.  The Borrower shall make all payments of principal and interest in respect of the Swing Line Loans directly to the Swing Line Lender.
 
 
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(a)           Revolving Loans.  The Borrower shall repay to the Revolving Lenders on the Revolving Loan Maturity Date the aggregate principal amount of Revolving Loans outstanding on such date.
 
(b)           Swing Line Loans.  The Borrower shall repay each Swing Line Loan on the earliest to occur of (i) the date five (5) Business Days after such Loan is made and (ii) the Revolving Loan Maturity Date.
 
(c)           Term Loans.  The Borrower shall repay to the Term Loan Lenders on the Term Loan Maturity Date the aggregate principal amount of Term Loans outstanding on such date.
 
 
(a)           Voluntary Prepayments.  The Loans may be repaid in whole or in part without premium or penalty (except, in the case of Loans other than Base Rate Loans, amounts payable pursuant to Section 3.05); provided, that (i) notice thereof must be received by 11:00 a.m. by the Administrative Agent (A) at least three (3) Business Days prior to the date of prepayment of Eurodollar Loans, and (B) on the Business Day prior to the date of prepayment of Base Rate Loans, and (ii) any such prepayment shall be in a minimum principal amount of $1,000,000 and integral multiples of $1,000,000 in excess thereof, in the case of Eurodollar Loans, and a minimum principal amount of $500,000 and integral multiples of $100,000 in excess thereof, in the case of Base Rate Loans, or, in each case, the entire principal amount thereof, if less.  Each such notice of voluntary repayment hereunder shall be irrevocable and shall specify the date and amount of prepayment and the Loans and Types of Loans which are to be prepaid.  The Administrative Agent will give prompt notice to the applicable Lenders of any prepayment on the Loans and the Lender’s interest therein.  Prepayments of Eurodollar Loans hereunder shall be accompanied by accrued interest thereon and breakage amounts, if any, under Section 3.05.
 
(b)            Mandatory Prepayments.  If at any time (A) the Outstanding Amount of Revolving Obligations shall exceed the Aggregate Revolving Committed Amount, (B) the Outstanding Amount of L/C Obligations shall exceed the L/C Committed Amount, (C) the Outstanding Amount of Swing Line Loans shall exceed the Swing Line Committed Amount, immediate prepayment will be made on the Revolving Loans, Swing Line Loans and/or to provide Cash Collateral to the L/C Obligations in an amount equal to such excess; provided, however, that Cash Collateral will not be provided to the L/C Obligations hereunder until the Revolving Loans and Swing Line Loans have been paid in full.
 
(c)            Application.  Within each Loan, prepayments will be applied first to Base Rate Loans, then to Eurodollar Loans in direct order of Interest Period maturities.  In addition:
 
(i)            Voluntary Prepayments.  Voluntary prepayments shall be applied as specified by the Borrower.  Voluntary prepayments on the Revolving Obligations and on the Term Loans will be paid by the Administrative Agent to the Revolving Lenders and the Term Loan Lenders, as the case may be, ratably in accordance with their respective interests therein.
 
 
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 (ii)            Mandatory Prepayments.  Mandatory prepayments on the Revolving Obligations will be paid by the Administrative Agent to the Revolving Lenders ratably in accordance with their respective interests therein; provided, that mandatory prepayments in respect of the Revolving Commitments under subsection (b) above shall be applied to the respective Revolving Obligations as appropriate.
 
 
The Revolving Commitments and the Term Loan Commitments hereunder may be permanently reduced in whole or in part by notice from the Borrower to the Administrative Agent; provided, that (i) any such notice thereof must be received by 11:00 a.m. at least five (5) Business Days prior to the date of reduction or termination and any such prepayment shall be in a minimum principal amount of $5,000,000 and integral multiples of $1,000,000 in excess thereof; and (ii) the Revolving Commitments may not be reduced to an amount less than the Revolving Obligations then outstanding.  The Administrative Agent will give prompt notice to the Lenders, as the case may be, of any such reduction in Revolving Commitments and/or Term Loan Commitments.  Any reduction of the Revolving Commitments and/or Term Loan Commitments shall be applied to the respective Commitment of each such Lender according to its Revolving Commitment Percentage and/or Term Loan Commitment Percentage thereof.  All commitment or other fees accrued until the effective date of any termination of the Commitments shall be paid on the effective date of such termination.
 
 
(a)           Subject to the provisions of subsection (b) below, (i) each Eurodollar Loan (other than Swing Line Loans) 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 Loan that is a Base Rate 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 Daily Floating Eurodollar Rate plus the Applicable Rate.
 
(b)           If any amount payable by the Borrower under any Credit Document is not paid when due (without regard to any applicable grace periods), whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise, such amount shall thereafter bear interest at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Law.  Furthermore, upon the written request of the Required Lenders, while any Event of Default exists, the Borrower 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 Law.  Accrued and unpaid interest on past due amounts (including interest on past due interest) shall be due and payable upon demand.
 
 
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(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.
 
 
(a)           Unused Fee.  During the Term Loan Commitment Period, the Borrower agrees to pay the Administrative Agent for the ratable benefit of the Term Loan Lenders an unused fee (the “Unused Fee”) in an amount equal to (a) 0.30%, multiplied by (b) the amount of the unused Term Loan Commitments as of the beginning of such day.  To the extent applicable, the Unused Fee shall accrue at all times during the Term Loan Commitment Period (for so long as Term Loan Commitments shall remain outstanding), including periods during which the conditions to Extensions of Credit in Section 4.02 may not be met, and shall be payable in a single payment on the last day of the Term Loan Commitment Period; provided, that, pursuant to Section 2.15(a)(iii), (i) no Unused Fee shall accrue on the Term Loan Commitment of a Defaulting Lender so long as such Term Loan Lender shall be a Defaulting Lender and (ii) any Unused Fee accrued with respect to the Term Loan Commitment of a Defaulting Lender during the period prior to the time such Term Loan Lender became a Defaulting Lender and unpaid at such time shall not be payable by the Borrower so long as such Term Loan Lender shall be a Defaulting Lender.  The Administrative Agent shall distribute the Unused Fee to the Term Loan Lenders pro rata in accordance with the respective Term Loan Commitments of the Term Loan Lenders.
 
(b)           Facility Fee.  From and after the Closing Date, the Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent for the ratable benefit of the Revolving Lenders, a facility fee at a per annum rate equal to the Applicable Rate times the actual daily amount of the Aggregate Revolving Committed Amount (as such amount may be reduced pursuant to Section 2.07 above), regardless of usage, or, if the Aggregate Revolving Commitments have terminated, on the outstanding amount of all Revolving Loans, Swing Line Loans and L/C Obligations, (the “Facility Fee” and collectively, for all the Revolving Lenders, the “Facility Fees”).  To the extent applicable, the Facility Fee shall accrue at all times during the Revolving Commitment Period (and thereafter so long as Revolving Obligations shall remain outstanding), including periods during which the conditions to Extensions of Credit in Section 4.02 may not be met, and shall be payable quarterly in arrears on the last day of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such date to occur after the Closing Date, and on the Revolving Loan Maturity Date (and, if applicable, thereafter on demand); provided, that, pursuant to Section 2.15(a)(iii), (i) no Facility Fee shall accrue on the Revolving Commitment of a Defaulting Lender so long as such Revolving Lender shall be a Defaulting Lender and (ii) any Facility Fee accrued with respect to the Revolving Commitment of a Defaulting Lender during the period prior to the time such Revolving Lender became a Defaulting Lender and unpaid at such time shall not be payable by the Borrower so long as such Revolving Lender shall be a Defaulting Lender.  The Administrative Agent shall distribute the Facility Fee to the Revolving Lenders pro rata in accordance with the respective Revolving Commitments of the Revolving Lenders.
 
(c)           Upfront and Other Fees.  The Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Lenders the upfront and other fees provided in the Engagement Letter.
 
 
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(d)           Letter of Credit Fees.
 
(i)            Letter of Credit Fee.  In consideration of the L/C Commitment hereunder, the Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent for the ratable benefit of the Revolving Lenders an annual fee (the “Letter of Credit Fee”) with respect to each Letter of Credit issued hereunder equal to (A) the Applicable Rate per annum multiplied by (B) the average daily maximum amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit (whether or not such maximum amount is then in effect under such Letters of Credit) from the date of issuance to the date of expiration.  The Letter of Credit Fee shall be computed on a quarterly basis in arrears and shall be payable quarterly in arrears on the first Business Day after the end of each March, June, September and December, commencing on the first such date to occur after the Closing Date, and on the Letter of Credit Expiration Date (and, if applicable, thereafter on demand); provided, however, any Letter of Credit Fees otherwise payable for the account of a Defaulting Lender with respect to any Letter of Credit as to which such Defaulting Lender has not provided Cash Collateral satisfactory to the L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 2.03 shall be payable, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable Law, to the other Revolving Lenders in accordance with the upward adjustments in their respective Revolving Commitment Percentage allocable to such Letter of Credit pursuant to Section 2.15(a)(iv), with the balance of such fee, if any, payable to the L/C Issuer for its own account.
 
(ii)            L/C Issuer Fees.  In addition to the Letter of Credit Fee, the Borrower agrees to pay to the L/C Issuer for its own account without sharing by the other Revolving Lenders (A) with the issuance of each such Letter of Credit, a fronting fee of one eighth of one percent (0.125%) per annum on the maximum amount available to be drawn under Letters of Credit issued by it from the date of issuance to the date of expiration, and (B) upon the issuance, amendment, negotiation, transfer and/or conversion of any Letters of Credit or any other action or circumstance requiring administrative action on the part of the L/C Issuer with respect thereto, customary charges of the L/C Issuer with respect thereto (collectively, the “L/C Issuer Fees”).
 
(e)           Administrative Agent’s Fees.  The Borrower agrees to pay the Administrative Agent such fees as provided in the Engagement Letter or as may be otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower from time to time.
 
(f)           Other Fees.
 
(i)             The Borrower shall pay to the Arranger and the Administrative Agent for their own respective accounts fees in the amounts and at the times specified in the Engagement Letter.  Such fees shall be fully earned when paid and shall not be refundable for any reason whatsoever.
 
 
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(ii)           The Borrower shall pay to the Lenders such fees as shall have been separately agreed upon in writing in the amounts and at the times so specified.  Such fees shall be fully earned when paid and shall not be refundable for any reason whatsoever.
 
 
All computations of interest for Base Rate Loans 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 2.11(a), bear interest for one day.
 
 
(a)           All payments to be made by the Borrower shall be made without condition or deduction for any counterclaim, defense, recoupment or setoff.  Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all payments by the Borrower hereunder shall be made to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Lenders to which such payment is owed, at the Administrative Agent’s Office in Dollars and in immediately available funds not later than 2:00 p.m. on the date specified herein.  The Administrative Agent will promptly distribute to each Lender its Revolving Commitment Percentage or Term Loan Commitment 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 after 2:00 p.m. shall be deemed received on the immediately succeeding Business Day and any applicable interest or fee shall continue to accrue.
 
(b)           Subject to the definition of “Interest Period,” if any payment to be made by the 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.
 
(c)           Unless the Borrower or any Lender has notified the Administrative Agent, prior to the date (or in the case of any Base Rate Loan, prior to 12:00 (Noon) on the date of such Borrowing) any payment is required to be made by it to the Administrative Agent hereunder, that the Borrower or such Lender, as the case may be, will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that the Borrower or such Lender, as the case may be, has timely made such payment and may (but shall not be so required to), in reliance thereon, make available a corresponding amount to the Person entitled thereto.  If and to the extent that such payment was not in fact made to the Administrative Agent in immediately available funds, then:
 
 (i)            if the Borrower fails to make such payment, each Lender shall forthwith on demand repay to the Administrative Agent the portion of such assumed payment that was made available to such Lender in immediately available funds, together with interest thereon in respect of each day from and including the date such amount was made available by the Administrative Agent to such Lender to the date such amount is repaid to the Administrative Agent in immediately available funds at the Federal Funds Rate from time to time in effect; and
 
 
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 (ii)           if any Lender failed to make such payment, such Lender shall forthwith on demand pay to the Administrative Agent the amount thereof in immediately available funds, together with interest thereon for the period from the date such amount was made available by the Administrative Agent to the Borrower to the date such amount is recovered by the Administrative Agent (the “Compensation Period”) at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Rate from time to time in effect.  If such Lender pays such amount to the Administrative Agent, then such amount shall constitute such Lender’s Loan included in the applicable Borrowing.  If such Lender does not pay such amount forthwith upon the Administrative Agent’s demand therefor, the Administrative Agent may make a demand therefor upon the Borrower, and the Borrower shall pay such amount to the Administrative Agent, together with interest thereon for the Compensation Period at a rate per annum equal to the rate of interest applicable to the applicable Borrowing.  Nothing herein shall be deemed to relieve any Lender from its obligation to fulfill its Commitment or to prejudice any rights that the Administrative Agent or the Borrower may have against any Lender as a result of any default by such Lender hereunder.
 
A notice of the Administrative Agent to any Lender or the Borrower with respect to any amount owing under this subsection (c) shall be conclusive, absent manifest error.
 
(d)           If any Lender makes available to the Administrative Agent funds for any Loan to be made by such Lender as provided in the foregoing provisions of this Article II, and such funds are not made available to the Borrower by the Administrative Agent because the conditions to the applicable Extension of Credit set forth in Section 4.02 are not satisfied or waived in accordance with the terms hereof or for any other reason, the Administrative Agent shall return such funds (in like funds as received from such Lender) to such Lender, without interest.
 
(e)           The obligations of the Term Loan Lenders hereunder to make Term Loans and of the Revolving Lenders hereunder to make Revolving Loans and to fund participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans are several and not joint.  The failure of any Lender to make any Loan or to fund any such participation on any date required hereunder shall not relieve any other Lender of its corresponding obligation to do so on such date, nor relieve Borrower from any obligations hereunder to the Lenders which fulfill such obligations and no Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to so make its Loan or purchase its participation.
 
(f)           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.
 
 
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(g)           If at any time insufficient funds are received by or are available to the Administrative Agent to pay fully all amounts of principal, L/C Borrowings, interest and fees then due hereunder, such funds shall be applied (i) first, toward costs and expenses (including Attorney Costs and amounts payable under Article III) incurred by the Administrative Agent and each Lender, (ii) second, toward repayment of interest and fees then due hereunder, ratably among the parties entitled thereto in accordance with the amounts of interest and fees then due to such parties, and (iii) third, toward repayment of principal and L/C Borrowings then due hereunder, ratably among the parties entitled thereto in accordance with the amounts of principal and L/C Borrowings then due to such parties.
 
 
If any Lender shall obtain on account of the Loans made by it, or the participations in L/C Obligations or in Swing Line Loans held by it (excluding any amounts applied by the Swing Line Lender to outstanding Swing Line Loans), any payment (whether voluntary, involuntary, through the exercise of any right of set-off, or otherwise, but excluding any payments made to a Lender in error by the Administrative Agent (which such payments shall be returned by the Lender to the Administrative Agent immediately upon such Lender’s obtaining knowledge that such payment was made in error)) in excess of its ratable share (or other share contemplated hereunder) thereof, such Lender shall immediately (a) notify the Administrative Agent of such fact, and (b) purchase from the other Lenders such participations in the Loans made by them and/or such subparticipations in the participations in L/C Obligations or Swing Line Loans held by them, as the case may be, as shall be necessary to cause such purchasing Lender to share the excess payment in respect of such Loans or such participations, as the case may be, pro rata with each of them; provided, however, that (i) if all or any portion of such excess payment is thereafter recovered from the purchasing Lender under any of the circumstances described in Section 10.06 (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the purchasing Lender in its discretion), such purchase shall to that extent be rescinded and each other Lender shall repay to the purchasing Lender the purchase price paid therefor, together with an amount equal to such paying Lender’s ratable share (according to the proportion of (A) the amount of such paying Lender’s required repayment to (B) the total amount so recovered from the purchasing Lender) of any interest or other amount paid or payable by the purchasing Lender in respect of the total amount so recovered, without further interest thereon and (ii) the provisions of this Section shall not be construed to apply to (A) any payment made by or on behalf of the Borrower pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement (including the application of funds arising from the existence of a Defaulting Lender), (B) the application of Cash Collateral provided for in Section 2.14, or (C) any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment of or sale of a participation in any of its Loans or subparticipations in L/C Obligations or Swing Line Loans to any assignee or participant, other than an assignment to any Credit Party or any Subsidiary thereof (as to which the provisions of this Section shall apply).  The Borrower agrees that any Lender so purchasing a participation from another Lender may, to the fullest extent permitted by law, exercise all its rights of payment (including the right of set-off, but subject to Section 10.09) with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were the direct creditor of the Borrower in the amount of such participation.  The Administrative Agent will keep records (which shall be conclusive and binding in the absence of manifest error) of participations purchased under this Section and will in each case notify the Lenders following any such purchases or repayments.  Each Lender that purchases a participation pursuant to this Section shall from and after such purchase have the right to give all notices, requests, demands, directions and other communications under this Credit Agreement with respect to the portion of the Obligations purchased to the same extent as though the purchasing Lender were the original owner of the Obligations purchased.
 
 
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(a)           The Extension of Credits 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 Extension of Credits made by the Lenders to the Borrower and the interest and payments thereon.  Any failure to so record or any error in doing so shall not, however, limit or otherwise affect the obligation of the Borrower hereunder to pay any amount owing with respect to the Obligations.  In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by any Lender and the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error.  The Borrower shall execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent a Note for each Lender, requesting a Note, which Note shall evidence such Lender’s Loans in addition to such accounts or records.  Each Lender may attach schedules to its Note and endorse thereon the date, Type (if applicable), amount and maturity of its Loans and payments with respect thereto.
 
(b)           In addition to the accounts and records referred to in subsection (a), each Lender and the Administrative Agent shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice accounts or records evidencing the purchases and sales by such Lender of participations in Letters of Credit and 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.
 
 
(a)            Certain Credit Support Events.  Upon the request of the Administrative Agent or the L/C Issuer (i) if the 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, or (ii) if, as of the L/C Cash Collateralization Date, any L/C Obligation remains outstanding, the Borrower shall be deemed to have requested a Borrowing of Base Rate Loans in the amount of the then Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations (determined as of the date of such L/C Borrowing or the L/C Cash Collateralization Date, as the case may be) and to the extent of unavailability of Base Rate Loans, the Borrower shall immediately Cash Collateralize the then Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations.  In the event that the Borrower is deemed to have requested a Borrowing of Base Rate Loans on the L/C Cash Collateralization Date, the Borrower hereby authorizes the L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent to deposit the proceeds of such borrowing directly into a deposit account with the Administrative Agent in order the Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations.  At any time that there shall exist a Defaulting Lender, immediately upon the request of the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent Cash Collateral in an amount sufficient to cover all Fronting Exposure (after giving effect to Section 2.15(a)(iv) and any Cash Collateral provided by the Defaulting Lender).
 
 
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(b)           Grant of Security Interest.  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 Borrower, and to the extent provided by any Revolving Lender, such Revolving Lender, hereby grants to (and subjects to the control of) the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer and the Revolving Lenders (including the Swing Line Lender), 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 2.14(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 as herein provided, or that the total amount of such Cash Collateral is less than the applicable Fronting Exposure and other obligations secured thereby, the Borrower or the relevant Defaulting Lender 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.
 
(c)           Application.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, Cash Collateral provided under any of this Section 2.14 or Sections 2.03, 2.04, 2.06, 2.15 or 8.02 in respect of Letters of Credit or Swing Line Loans shall be held and applied to the satisfaction of the specific L/C Obligations, Swing Line Loans, 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 be provided for herein.
 
(d)           Release.  Cash Collateral (or the appropriate portion thereof) provided to reduce Fronting Exposure or 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 Revolving Lender (or, as appropriate, its assignee following compliance with Section 11.07(b))) or (ii) the Administrative Agent’s good faith determination that there exists excess Cash Collateral; provided, however, (x) that Cash Collateral furnished by or on behalf of a Credit Party shall not be released during the continuance of a Default or Event of Default (and following application as provided in this Section 2.14 may be otherwise applied in accordance with Section 8.03), and (y) the Person providing Cash Collateral and the L/C Issuer or Swing Line Lender, as applicable, may agree that Cash Collateral shall not be released but instead held to support future anticipated Fronting Exposure or other obligations.
 
 
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(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 definitions of “Required Lenders” and “Required Revolving 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 10.09 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 Issuer or Swing Line Lender hereunder; third, to Cash Collateralize the L/C Issuer’s Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender in accordance with Section 2.14; fourth, as the Borrower may request (so long as no Default or Event of 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 Borrower, 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 the 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 2.14; sixth, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Lenders, the L/C Issuer or Swing Line Lender as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender, the 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 or Event of Default exists, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Borrower as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by the Borrower against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; and eighth, to such Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that if (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 2.15(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 2.15(a)(ii) shall be deemed paid to and redirected by such Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto.
 
 
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(iii)          Certain Fees.
 
(A)           Each Defaulting Lender shall not be entitled to receive fees payable under Section 2.09(b) for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender (and the Borrower shall not be required to pay any such fee that otherwise would have been required to have been paid to each such 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 2.14.
 
(C)           With respect to any fee payable under Section 2.09 or any Letter of Credit Fee not required to be paid to any Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (A) or (B) above, the Borrower shall (x) pay to each Non-Defaulting Lender that portion of any such fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Lender with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s participation in L/C Obligations or Swing Line Loans that has been reallocated to such Non-Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (iv) below, (y) pay to the 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 Borrower shall have otherwise notified the Administrative Agent at such time, the Borrower shall be deemed to have represented and warranted that such conditions are satisfied at such time), and (y) such reallocation does not cause the Applicable Percentage of Revolving Obligations of any Non-Defaulting Lender to exceed such Non-Defaulting Lender’s Revolving 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 Borrower 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 2.14.
 
 
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(b)           Defaulting Lender Cure.  If the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the Swing Line Lender and the L/C Issuer 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 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 2.15(a)(iv)), whereupon such Lender will cease to be a Defaulting Lender provided that no adjustments will be made retroactively with respect to fees accrued or payments made by or on behalf of the Borrower while that Lender was a Defaulting Lender; and provided, further, that except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties, no change hereunder from Defaulting Lender to Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from that Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender.
 
 
(a)           Requests for Extension.  The Borrower may, at its option, on a one-time basis, by notice to the Administrative Agent (who shall promptly notify the Revolving Lenders) not earlier than one hundred twenty (120) days and not later than thirty (30) days prior to the initial Revolving Loan Maturity Date (the date of such notice, the “Extension Request Date”), elect to extend the Revolving Loan Maturity Date for an additional year from the Revolving Loan Maturity Date then in effect hereunder.
 
(b)           Conditions to Effectiveness of Extensions.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the extension of the Revolving Loan Maturity Date pursuant to this Section shall not be effective unless:
 
(i)            no Default or Event of Default exists on the Extension Request Date and the date of such extension;
 
(ii)           the representations and warranties of the Credit Parties contained in this Credit Agreement and the other Credit Documents are true and correct in all material respects on and as of the Extension Request Date and the date of such extension, other than those representations and warranties which specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date; provided, for purposes of this Section 2.16, the representations and warranties contained in Subsections (a) and (b) of Section 5.01 shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to clauses (a) and (b), respectively, of Section 6.01;
 
(iii)          the Administrative Agent shall have received, for the benefit of the Revolving Lenders (to be allocated on a pro rata basis after giving effect to such extension) from the Borrower an extension fee in aggregate amount equal to 0.20% of the Aggregate Revolving Commitments on the date of such extension.
 
 
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(c)            Conflicting Provisions.  This Section shall supersede any provisions in Section 2.12 and Section 10.01 to the contrary.
 
TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY
 
 
(a)           Any and all payments by any Credit Party to or for the account of the Administrative Agent or any Lender under any Credit Document shall be made free and clear of and without deduction for any and all present or future taxes, duties, levies, imposts, deductions, assessments, fees, withholdings or similar charges, and all liabilities with respect thereto, excluding, in the case of the Administrative Agent and each Lender, taxes imposed on or measured by its overall net income, and franchise and excise taxes imposed on it (in lieu of net income taxes), as a result of a present or former connection between the Administrative Agent or such Lender and the jurisdiction of the Governmental Authority imposing such tax or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein (other than any such connection arising solely from the Administrative Agent’s or such Lender’s having executed, delivered or performed its obligations or received a payment under, or enforced, this Credit Agreement or any other Credit Document) (all such non-excluded taxes, duties, levies, imposts, deductions, assessments, fees, withholdings or similar charges, and liabilities being hereinafter referred to as “Taxes”).  If any Credit Party shall be required by any Laws to deduct any Taxes from or in respect of any sum payable under any Credit Document to the Administrative Agent or any Lender, (i) the sum payable shall be increased as necessary so that after making all required deductions (including deductions applicable to additional sums payable under this Section), each of the Administrative Agent and such Lender receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deductions been made, (ii) such Credit Party shall make such deductions, (iii) such Credit Party shall pay the full amount deducted to the relevant taxation authority or other authority in accordance with applicable Laws, and (iv) within thirty (30) days after the date of such payment, such Credit Party shall furnish to the Administrative Agent (which shall forward the same to such Lender) the original or a certified copy of a receipt evidencing payment thereof.
 
(b)           In addition, the Borrower agrees to pay any and all present or future stamp, court or documentary taxes or charges or similar levies which arise from any payment made under any Credit Document or from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, or otherwise with respect to, any Credit Document (hereinafter referred to as “Other Taxes”).  For the avoidance of doubt, “Other Taxes” shall not include any taxes assessed on the net or gross income of a taxpayer, regardless of whether such taxes are designated excise or property taxes.
 
(c)           If the Borrower shall be required to deduct or pay any Taxes or Other Taxes from or in respect of any sum payable under any Credit Document to the Administrative Agent or any Lender, the Borrower shall also pay to the Administrative Agent or to such Lender, as the case may be, at the time interest is paid, such additional amount that the Administrative Agent or such Lender specifies is necessary to preserve the after-tax yield (after factoring in all taxes, including taxes imposed on or measured by net income) that the Administrative Agent or such Lender would have received if such Taxes or Other Taxes had not been imposed.
 
 
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(d)           The Borrower agrees to indemnify the Administrative Agent and each Lender for (i) the full amount of Taxes and Other Taxes (including any Taxes or Other Taxes imposed or asserted by any jurisdiction on amounts payable under this Section) that are paid by the Administrative Agent and such Lender and that are the responsibility of the Borrower, (ii) amounts payable under Section 3.01(c) and (iii) any liability (including additions to tax, penalties, interest and expenses) arising therefrom or with respect thereto, in each case whether or not such Taxes or Other Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority.  Payment under this subsection (d) shall be made within thirty (30) days after the date the Lender or the Administrative Agent makes a written demand therefor.
 
 
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 Eurodollar Loans, or to determine or charge interest rates based upon the Eurodollar Rate, then, on notice thereof by such Lender to the Borrower through the Administrative Agent, any obligation of such Lender to make or continue Eurodollar Loans or to convert Base Rate Loans to Eurodollar Loans shall be suspended until such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Borrower that the circumstances giving rise to such determination no longer exist.  Upon receipt of such notice, the Borrower shall, upon demand from such Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), prepay or, if applicable, convert all Eurodollar Loans of such Lender to Base Rate Loans, either on the last day of the Interest Period therefor, if such Lender may lawfully continue to maintain such Eurodollar Loans to such day, or immediately, if such Lender may not lawfully continue to maintain such Eurodollar Loans.  Upon any such prepayment or conversion, the Borrower shall also pay accrued interest on the amount so prepaid or converted.  Each Lender agrees to designate a different Lending Office if such designation will avoid the need for such notice and will not, in the good faith judgment of such Lender, otherwise be materially disadvantageous to such Lender.
 
 
If the Required Lenders determine that for any reason adequate and reasonable means do not exist for determining the Eurodollar Rate for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed Eurodollar Loan, or that the Eurodollar Rate for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed Eurodollar Loan does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of funding such Loan, the Administrative Agent will promptly so notify the Borrower and each Lender.  Thereafter, the obligation of the Lenders to make or maintain Eurodollar Loans shall be suspended until the Administrative Agent (upon the instruction of the Required Lenders) revokes such notice.  Upon receipt of such notice, the Borrower may revoke any pending request for a Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurodollar Loans or, failing that, will be deemed to have converted such request into a request for a Borrowing of Base Rate Loans in the amount specified therein.
 
 
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(a)           If any Lender determines that as a result of any Change in Law, or such Lender’s compliance therewith, there shall be any increase in the cost to such Lender of agreeing to make or making, funding or maintaining Eurodollar Loans or (as the case may be) issuing or participating in Letters of Credit, or a reduction in the amount received or receivable by such Lender in connection with any of the foregoing (excluding for purposes of this subsection (a) any such increased costs or reduction in amount resulting from (i) Taxes or Other Taxes (as to which Section 3.01 shall govern), (ii) changes in the basis of taxation of overall net income or overall gross income by the United States or any foreign jurisdiction or any political subdivision of either thereof under the Laws of which such Lender is organized or has its Lending Office, and (iii) reserve requirements contemplated by Section 3.04(c)), then from time to time upon demand of such Lender (with a copy of such demand to the Administrative Agent), the Borrower shall pay to such Lender such additional amounts as will compensate such Lender for such increased cost or reduction.
 
(b)           If any Lender determines that any Change in Law regarding capital adequacy or liquidity requirements, or compliance by such Lender (or its Lending Office) therewith, has the effect of reducing the rate of return on the capital of such Lender or any corporation controlling such Lender as a consequence of such Lender’s obligations hereunder (taking into consideration its policies (and the policies of such Lender’s holding company) with respect to capital adequacy and such Lender’s desired return on capital), then from time to time upon demand of such Lender (with a copy of such demand to the Administrative Agent), the Borrower shall pay to such Lender such additional amounts as will compensate such Lender for such reduction.
 
(c)           The Borrower shall pay to each Lender, as long as such Lender shall be required to maintain reserves with respect to liabilities or assets consisting of or including Eurocurrency funds or deposits (currently known as “Eurocurrency liabilities”), additional interest on the unpaid principal amount of each Eurodollar Loan equal to the actual costs of such reserves allocated to such 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 Borrower shall have received at least fifteen (15) days’ prior written notice (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) of such additional interest from such Lender.  If a Lender fails to give notice fifteen (15) days prior to the relevant Interest Payment Date, such additional interest shall be due and payable fifteen (15) days from receipt of such notice.
 
 
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Upon demand of any Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) from time to time, the Borrower 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 the 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 Borrower; or
 
(c)            any assignment of a Eurodollar Loan on a day other than the last day of the Interest Period therefor as a result of a request by the Borrower pursuant to Section 10.16;
 
including any loss of anticipated profits and any loss or expense arising from the liquidation or reemployment of funds obtained by it to maintain such Loan or from fees payable to terminate the deposits from which such funds were obtained.  The Borrower shall also pay any customary administrative fees charged by such Lender in connection with the foregoing.
 
For purposes of calculating amounts payable by the Borrower to the Lenders under this Section 3.05, each Lender shall be deemed to have funded each Eurodollar 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 London interbank eurodollar market for a comparable amount and for a comparable period, whether or not such Eurodollar Loan was in fact so funded.
 
 
(a)          A certificate of the Administrative Agent or any Lender claiming compensation under this Article III and setting forth the additional amount or amounts to be paid to it hereunder shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error.  In determining such amount, the Administrative Agent or such Lender may use any reasonable averaging and attribution methods.
 
(b)          Upon any Lender’s making a claim for compensation under Section 3.01 or 3.04, the Borrower may replace such Lender in accordance with Section 10.16.
 
 
All of the Borrower’s obligations under this Article III shall survive termination of the Commitments and repayment of all other Obligations hereunder.
 
 
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CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO EXTENSION OF CREDITS
 
The obligation of each Lender to make Extensions of Credit hereunder is subject to satisfaction of the following conditions precedent:
 
 
The obligation of the Lenders to make the initial Extension of Credit hereunder is subject to the satisfaction of such of the following conditions in all material respects on or prior to the Closing Date as shall not have been expressly waived in writing by the Administrative Agent and Lenders.
 
(a)            Credit Documents, Organization Documents, Etc.  The Administrative Agent’s receipt of the following, each of which shall be originals or facsimiles (followed promptly by originals) unless otherwise specified, each properly executed by a Responsible Officer of the signing Credit 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:
 
(i)            executed counterparts of this Credit Agreement and the other Credit Documents;
 
(ii)           a Note executed by the Borrower in favor of each Lender requesting a Note;
 
(iii)          copies of the Organization Documents of each Credit Party (not included in (iv) below) certified to be true and complete as of a recent date by the appropriate Governmental Authority of the state or other jurisdiction of its incorporation or organization, where applicable, and certified by a secretary or assistant secretary of such Credit Party to be true and correct as of the Closing Date;
 
(iv)          [reserved];
 
(v)          such certificates of resolutions or other action, incumbency certificates and/or other certificates of Responsible Officers of each Credit Party 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 Credit Agreement and the other Credit Documents to which such Credit Party is a party; and
 
(vi)         such documents and certifications as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require to evidence that each Credit Party is duly organized or formed, and is validly existing, in good standing and qualified to engage in business in the jurisdiction of their incorporation or organization.
 
(b)           Opinions of Counsel.  The Administrative Agent shall have received, in each case dated as of the Closing Date and in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent a legal opinion of (i) Kaye Scholer LLP, special New York and Delaware counsel for the Credit Parties and (ii) special local counsel for the Credit Parties for the states of Maryland and Ohio, in each case addressed to the Administrative Agent, its counsel and the Lenders.
 
 
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(c)           Officer’s Certificates.  The Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate or certificates executed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower as of the Closing Date, in a form satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, stating that (i) each Credit Party is in compliance with all existing financial obligations (whether pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Credit Agreement or otherwise), (ii) all governmental, shareholder and third party consents and approvals, if any, with respect to the Credit Documents and the transactions contemplated thereby have been obtained, (iii) no action, suit, investigation or proceeding is pending or threatened in any court or before any arbitrator or governmental instrumentality that purports to affect any Consolidated Party or any transaction contemplated by the Credit Documents, if such action, suit, investigation or proceeding could have a Material Adverse Effect, (iv) immediately prior to and following the transactions contemplated herein, each of the Credit Parties shall be Solvent, and (v) immediately after the execution of this Credit Agreement and the other Credit Documents, (A) no Default or Event of Default exists and (B) all representations and warranties contained herein and in the other Credit Documents are true and correct in all material respects.
 
(d)           Financial Statements.  Receipt by the Administrative Agent and the Lenders of (i) pro forma projections of financial statements (balance sheet, income and cash flows) for each of the fiscal years of the Consolidated Parties through December 31, 2016 and (ii) such other information relating to the Consolidated Parties as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require in connection with the structuring and syndication of credit facilities of the type described herein.
 
(e)           Opening Compliance Certificate.  Receipt by the Administrative Agent of a Compliance Certificate as of the Closing Date signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower and including (i) pro forma calculations for the current fiscal quarter based on the amounts set forth in the unaudited financial statements for the fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2012 and taking into account any Extension of Credit made or requested hereunder as of such date and (ii) pro forma calculations of all financial covenants contained herein for each of the following four (4) fiscal quarters (based on the projections set forth in the materials delivered pursuant to clause (d) of this Section 4.01).
 
(f)           Unencumbered Property Certificate.  Receipt by the Administrative Agent of an Unencumbered Property Certificate as of the Closing Date signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower.
 
(g)           Consents/Approvals.  The Credit Parties shall have received all approvals, consents and waivers, and shall have made or given all necessary filings and notices as shall be required to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby without the occurrence of any default under, conflict with or violation of (i) any applicable Law or (ii) any agreement, document or instrument to which any Credit Party is a party or by which any of them or their respective properties is bound, except for such approvals, consents, waivers, filings and notices the receipt, making or giving of which would not reasonably be likely to (A) have a Material Adverse Effect, or (B) restrain or enjoin, impose materially burdensome conditions on, or otherwise materially and adversely affect the ability of the Borrower or any other Credit Party to fulfill its respective obligations under the Credit Documents to which it is a party.
 
 
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(h)           Material Adverse Change.  No material adverse change shall have occurred since December 31, 2011 in the condition (financial or otherwise), business, assets, operations, management or prospects of the Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries, taken as a whole.
 
(i)            Litigation.  There shall not exist any pending or threatened action, suit, investigation or proceeding against any Credit Party or any of their Affiliates that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect or could otherwise materially and adversely affect the transactions set forth herein or contemplated hereby.
 
(j)           Repayment of Existing Credit Agreement.  Receipt by the Administrative Agent of satisfactory evidence that the Existing Credit Facility has been simultaneously repaid in full and terminated.
 
(k)           Fees and Expenses.  Payment by the Credit Parties to the Administrative Agent of all fees and expenses relating to the preparation, execution and delivery of this Credit Agreement and the other Credit Documents which are due and payable on the Closing Date, including, without limitation, payment to the Administrative Agent of the fees set forth in the Engagement Letter.
 
Without limiting the generality of the provisions 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 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.
 
 
The obligation of any Lender to make any Extension of Credit hereunder is subject to the satisfaction of such of the following conditions on or prior to the proposed date of the making of such Extension of Credit:
 
(a)          The Administrative Agent shall receive the applicable Request for Extension of Credit and the conditions set forth in Section 4.01 for the initial Extension of Credit shall have been met as of the Closing Date;
 
(b)          No Default shall have occurred and be continuing immediately before the making of such Extension of Credit and no Default shall exist immediately thereafter;
 
 
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(c)           The representations and warranties of the Borrower made in or pursuant to the Credit Documents shall be true in all material respects on and as of the date of such Extension of Credit;
 
(d)           (i) Immediately following the making of such Extension of Credit the sum of the outstanding principal balance of the Revolving Obligations shall not exceed the Aggregate Revolving Committed Amount and (ii) with respect to Term Loans, the amount of such requested Extension of Credit shall not exceed the aggregate available Term Loan Commitments.
 
The making of such Extension of Credit hereunder shall be deemed to be a representation and warranty by the Borrower on the date thereof as to the facts specified in clauses (b), (c), and (d) of this Section.
 
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
 
The Credit Parties represent and warrant, as applicable, to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders that:
 
 
(a)           The Audited Financial Statements (i) were prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein; (ii) fairly present the financial condition of the Consolidated Parties as of the date thereof and their results of operations for the period covered thereby in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein; and (iii) show all material indebtedness and other liabilities, direct or contingent, of the Consolidated Parties as of the date thereof, including liabilities for taxes, material commitments and Indebtedness.
 
(b)           The unaudited consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries dated September 30, 2012, and the related consolidated statements of income or operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows for the fiscal quarter ended on that date (i) were prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein, and (ii) fairly present the financial condition of the Consolidated Parties as of the date thereof and their results of operations for the period covered thereby, subject, in the case of clauses (i) and (ii), to the absence of footnotes and to normal year-end audit adjustments.
 
(c)           During the period from December 31, 2011, to and including the Closing Date, there has been no sale, transfer or other disposition by any Consolidated Party of any material part of the business or Property of the Consolidated Parties, taken as a whole, and no purchase or other acquisition by any of them of any business or property (including any Capital Stock of any other Person) material in relation to the consolidated financial condition of the Consolidated Parties, taken as a whole, in each case, which is not reflected in the foregoing financial statements or in the notes thereto and has not otherwise been disclosed in writing to the Lenders on or prior to the Closing Date.
 
 
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(d)           The financial statements delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) and (b) have been prepared in accordance with GAAP (except as may otherwise be permitted under Section 6.01(a) and (b)) and present fairly (on the basis disclosed in the footnotes to such financial statements) the consolidated financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the Consolidated Parties as of such date and for such periods.
 
(e)           Since the date of the Audited Financial Statements, there has been no event or circumstance, either individually or in the aggregate, that has had or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
 
 
Each of the Credit Parties is a corporation, partnership or limited liability company duly organized or formed, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of its jurisdiction of incorporation or organization, has all organizational powers and all material governmental licenses, authorizations, consents and approvals required to carry on its business as now conducted and is duly qualified as a foreign entity and in good standing under the laws of each jurisdiction where its ownership, lease or operation of property or the conduct of its business requires such qualification, other than in such jurisdictions where the failure to be so qualified and in good standing would not, in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect.
 
 
The execution, delivery and performance by each Credit Party of each Credit Document to which such Person is party, have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or other organizational action, and do not and will not (a) contravene the terms of any of such Person’s Organization Documents; (b) conflict with or result in any breach or contravention of, or the creation of any Lien under, (i) any Contractual Obligation to which such Person is a party or (ii) any order, injunction, writ or decree of any Governmental Authority or any arbitral award to which such Person or its property is subject; or (c) violate any Law (including Regulation U or Regulation X issued by the FRB).
 
 
This Credit Agreement has been, and each other Credit Document, when delivered hereunder, will have been, duly executed and delivered by each Credit Party that is a party thereto.  This Credit Agreement constitutes, and each other Credit Document when so delivered will constitute, a legal, valid and binding obligation of such Credit Party, enforceable against each Credit Party that is a party thereto in accordance with its terms except as enforceability may be limited by applicable Debtor Relief Laws and by general equitable principles (whether enforcement is sought by proceedings in equity or at law).
 
 
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There are no actions, suits, proceedings, claims or disputes pending or, to the knowledge of the Responsible Officers of the Credit Parties, threatened at law, in equity, in arbitration or before any Governmental Authority, by or against any Credit Party or against any of its properties or revenues that (a) purport to affect or pertain to this Credit Agreement or any other Credit Document, or any of the transactions contemplated hereby or (b) either individually or in the aggregate, can reasonably be expected to be determined adversely, and if so determined to have a Material Adverse Effect.
 
 
(a)           Each Plan is in compliance in all material respects with the applicable provisions of ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and other Federal or state Laws.  Each Plan that is intended to qualify under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code has received a favorable determination letter from the IRS or an application for such a letter is currently being processed by the IRS with respect thereto and, to the knowledge of the Responsible Officers of the Credit Parties, nothing has occurred which would prevent, or cause the loss of, such qualification.  The Borrower and each ERISA Affiliate have made all required contributions to each Plan subject to Section 412 of the Internal Revenue Code, and no application for a funding waiver or an extension of any amortization period pursuant to Section 412 of the Internal Revenue Code has been made with respect to any Plan.
 
(b)           There are no pending or, to the knowledge of the Responsible Officers of the Credit Parties, threatened claims (other than routine claims for benefits), actions or lawsuits, or action by any Governmental Authority, with respect to any Plan that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.  Neither the Borrower nor any ERISA Affiliate or, to the knowledge of the Responsible Officers of the Credit Parties, any other Person has engaged in any prohibited transaction or violation of the fiduciary responsibility rules under ERISA or the Internal Revenue Code with respect to any Plan that has resulted or could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
 
(c)           (i)           No ERISA Event has occurred or is reasonably expected to occur; (ii) no Pension Plan has any Unfunded Pension Liability; (iii) the Borrower nor any ERISA Affiliate has incurred, or reasonably expects to incur, any liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to any Pension Plan (other than premiums due and not delinquent under Section 4007 of ERISA); (iv) the Borrower nor any ERISA Affiliate has incurred, or reasonably expects to incur, any liability (and no event has occurred which, with the giving of notice under Section 4219 of ERISA, would result in such liability) under Sections 4201 or 4243 of ERISA with respect to a Multiemployer Plan; and (v) the Borrower nor any ERISA Affiliate has engaged in a transaction that could be subject to Sections 4069 or 4212(c) of ERISA.
 
 
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Except as could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect:
 
(a)           To the knowledge of the Responsible Officers of the Borrower, each of the facilities and real properties owned, leased or operated by any Credit Party or any Subsidiary (the “Facilities”) and all operations at the Facilities are in compliance with all applicable Environmental Laws in all material respects and there is no violation, in any material respect, of any Environmental Law with respect to the Facilities or the businesses operated by any Credit Party or any Subsidiary at such time (the “Businesses”), and there are no conditions relating to the Facilities or the Businesses that are likely to give rise to liability under any applicable Environmental Laws.
 
(b)           To the knowledge of the Responsible Officers of the Borrower, none of the Facilities contains, or has previously contained, any Hazardous Materials at, on or under the Facilities in amounts or concentrations that constitute or constituted a violation of, or could give rise to liability under, applicable Environmental Laws.
 
(c)           To the knowledge of the Responsible Officers of the Borrower, no Credit Party nor any Subsidiary has received any written or verbal notice of, or inquiry from any Governmental Authority regarding, any violation, alleged violation, non-compliance, liability or potential liability regarding environmental matters or compliance with Environmental Laws with regard to any of the Facilities or the Businesses, nor does any Responsible Officer of the Borrower have knowledge or reason to believe that any such notice will be received or is being threatened.
 
(d)           To the knowledge of the Responsible Officers of the Borrower, Hazardous Materials have not been transported or disposed of from the Facilities, or generated, treated, stored or disposed of at, on or under any of the Facilities, in each case by or on behalf of any Credit Party or any Subsidiary in violation of, or in a manner that is likely to give rise to liability under, any applicable Environmental Law.
 
(e)           To the knowledge of the Responsible Officers of the Borrower, no judicial proceeding or governmental or administrative action is pending or threatened, under any Environmental Law to which any Credit Party or any Subsidiary is or will be named as a party, nor are there any consent decrees or other decrees, consent orders, administrative orders or other orders, or other administrative or judicial requirements outstanding under any Environmental Law with respect to any Credit Party, any Subsidiary, the Facilities or the Businesses.
 
(f)           To the knowledge of the Responsible Officers of the Borrower, there has been no release or threat of release of Hazardous Materials at or from the Facilities, or arising from or related to the operations (including, without limitation, disposal) of any Credit Party or any Subsidiary in connection with the Facilities or otherwise in connection with the Businesses, in violation of or in amounts or in a manner that is likely to give rise to liability under any applicable Environmental Laws.
 
 
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(a)           No Credit Party is engaged or will engage, principally or as one of its important activities, in the business of purchasing or carrying margin stock (within the meaning of Regulation U issued by the FRB), or extending credit for the purpose of purchasing or carrying margin stock and no part of the Letters of Credit or proceeds of the Loans will be used, directly or indirectly, for the purpose of purchasing or carrying any margin stock.
 
(b)           None of the Credit Parties are (i) required to be registered as an “investment company” under the Investment Company Act of 1940 or (ii) subject to regulation under any other Law which limits its ability to incur the Obligations.
 
 
Each of the Borrower and each of its Subsidiaries is in compliance in all material respects with the requirements of all Laws and all orders, writs, injunctions and decrees applicable to it or to its properties, except in such instances in which (a) such requirement of Law or order, writ, injunction or decree is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted or (b) the failure to comply therewith, either individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a  Material Adverse Effect.
 
 
Each of the Borrower and each of its Subsidiaries has good record and marketable title in fee simple to, or valid leasehold interests in, all applicable Real Property Assets, except for Permitted Liens and such defects in title as could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.  Set forth on the most recently delivered Unencumbered Property Certificate required pursuant to Section 6.02, is a list of all Unencumbered Properties (Unencumbered Asset Value).  The Property of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries is subject to no Liens, other than Permitted Liens.
 
 
Set forth on Schedule 5.11 is a complete and accurate list of each Credit Party and each Subsidiary of any Credit Party, together with (a) jurisdiction of organization, (b) number of shares of each class of Capital Stock outstanding, (c) number and percentage of outstanding shares of each class owned (directly or indirectly) by any Credit Party or any Subsidiary and (d) U.S. taxpayer identification number.  Subject to Section 7.03, the Borrower has no equity Investments in any other Person other than those specifically disclosed on Schedule 5.11, as such schedule may be updated from time to time pursuant to Section 6.02.  The outstanding Capital Stock owned by any Credit Party are validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable and free of any Liens, warrants, options and rights of others of any kind whatsoever.
 
 
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There are no collective bargaining agreements or Multiemployer Plans covering the employees of the Borrower as of the Closing Date and the Borrower (a) has not suffered any strikes, walkouts, work stoppages or other material labor difficulty within the last five (5) years or (b) to the knowledge of the Responsible Officers of the Borrower there has not been any potential or pending strike, walkout or work stoppage.  No unfair labor practice complaint is pending against the Borrower.
 
 
Neither the Borrower nor any of its Subsidiaries is in default under or with respect to any Contractual Obligation that could, either individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
 
 
Immediately before and immediately after giving effect to this Agreement, (a) the Borrower is Solvent and (b) the other Credit Parties are Solvent on a consolidated basis.
 
 
The Borrower and its Subsidiaries have filed all Federal, state and other material tax returns and reports required to be filed, and have paid all Federal, state and other material taxes, assessments, fees and other governmental charges levied or imposed upon them or their properties, income or assets otherwise due and payable, except those which are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted and for which adequate reserves have been established in accordance with GAAP.  To the knowledge of the Responsible Officers of the Borrower, there is no proposed tax assessment against any Credit Party that would, if made, have a Material Adverse Effect.  
 
 
The Borrower is taxed as a “real estate investment trust” within the meaning of Section 856(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and each of the Credit Parties (other than the Borrower) are Qualified REIT Subsidiaries.
 
 
The Real Property Assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries are insured, to Borrower’s knowledge, with financially sound and reputable insurance companies not Affiliates of the Borrower, in such amounts, with such deductibles and covering such risks as are customarily carried by companies engaged in similar businesses and owning similar properties in localities where the Borrower or the applicable Subsidiary operates.
 
 
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The Borrower and its Subsidiaries own, or possess the right to use, all of the trademarks, service marks, trade names, copyrights, patents, patent rights, franchises, licenses and other intellectual property rights that are reasonably necessary for the operation of their respective businesses, without conflict with the rights of any other Person, except, in each case, where the failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.  To the knowledge of the Credit Parties, no slogan or other advertising device, product, process, method, substance, part or other material now employed, or now contemplated to be employed, by the Borrower or any Subsidiary infringes upon any rights held by any other Person except where such infringement could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.  No claim or litigation regarding any of the foregoing is pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened, which, either individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
 
 
Each Credit Party has disclosed to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders all agreements, instruments and corporate or other restrictions to which it or any of its Subsidiaries is subject, and all other matters known to it, that, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.  To each Credit Party’s knowledge,  no report, financial statement, certificate or other information furnished (whether in writing or orally) by or on behalf of any Credit Party to the Administrative Agent or any Lender in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby and the negotiation of this Agreement or delivered hereunder or under any other Credit Document (in each case, as modified or supplemented by other information so furnished) contains any material misstatement of fact or omits to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided, that, with respect to projected financial information, each Credit Party represents only that, to each Credit Party’s knowledge, such information was prepared in good faith based upon assumptions believed to be reasonable at the time, with the understanding that certain of such information is prepared or provided by each Credit Party based upon information and assumptions provided to such Credit Parties by Tenants of such Credit Parties.
 
 
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AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS
 
The Borrower hereby covenants and agrees (on its own behalf and on behalf of the other Credit Parties, as applicable) that until the Obligations, together with interest, fees and other obligations hereunder, have been paid in full and the Revolving Commitments hereunder shall have terminated:
 
 
The Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent (and the Administrative Agent shall disseminate such information pursuant to the terms of Section 6.02 hereof), in form and detail reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders:
 
(a)            as soon as available, but in any event within ninety (90) days after the end of each fiscal year of the Borrower (or if earlier, the date that is five (5) days after the reporting date for such information required by the SEC), a consolidated balance sheet of the Consolidated Parties as at the end of such fiscal year, and the related consolidated statements of earnings, shareholders’ equity and cash flows for such fiscal year, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the previous fiscal year, all in reasonable detail and prepared in accordance with GAAP, audited and accompanied by a report and opinion of a Registered Public Accounting Firm of nationally recognized standing reasonably acceptable to the Required Lenders, which report and opinion shall be prepared in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and applicable Securities Laws and shall not be subject to any “going concern” or like qualification or exception or any qualification or exception as to the scope of such audit; provided, that the Administrative Agent hereby agrees that a Form 10-K of the Borrower in form similar to that delivered as part of the Audited Financial Statements shall satisfy the requirements of this Section 6.01(a); and
 
(b)            as soon as available, but in any event within forty-five (45) days after the end of each of the first three (3) fiscal quarters of each fiscal year of the Borrower (or if earlier, the date that is five (5) days after the reporting date for such information required by the SEC), a consolidated balance sheet of the Consolidated Parties as at the end of such fiscal quarter, and the related consolidated statements of earnings, shareholders’ equity and cash flows for such fiscal quarter and for the portion of the Borrower’s fiscal year then ended, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the corresponding fiscal quarter of the previous fiscal year and the corresponding portion of the previous fiscal year, all in reasonable detail and certified by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower as fairly presenting the financial condition, results of operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows of the Consolidated Parties in accordance with GAAP, subject only to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes; provided, that the Administrative Agent hereby agrees that a Form 10-Q of the Borrower in form similar to that delivered to the SEC shall satisfy the requirements of this Section 6.01(b).
 
 
The Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent (and the Administrative Agent shall disseminate such information pursuant to the terms of this Section 6.02), in form and detail reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders:
 
 
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(a)            concurrently with the delivery of the financial statements referred to in Sections 6.01(a) and (b), (i) a duly completed Compliance Certificate signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower; which shall include, without limitation, calculation of the financial covenants set forth in Section 6.12 and an update of Schedule 5.11, if applicable and (ii) a duly completed Unencumbered Property Certificate;
 
(b)            within thirty (30) days after the end of each fiscal year of the Borrower, beginning with the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012, an annual operating forecast of the Borrower containing, among other things, pro forma financial statements for the then current fiscal year and updated versions of the pro forma financial projections delivered in connection with Section 4.01(d) hereof;
 
(c)            promptly after any request by the Administrative Agent, copies of any detailed audit reports, management letters or recommendations submitted to the board of directors by the independent accountants of the Borrower (or the audit committee of the board of directors of the Borrower) in respect of the Borrower (and, to the extent any such reports, letters or recommendations are prepared separately for any one or more of the Credit Parties, such Credit Party) by independent accountants in connection with the accounts or books of the Borrower (or such Credit Party) or any audit of the Borrower (or such Credit Party);
 
(d)            promptly after the same are available, (i) copies of each annual report, proxy or financial statement or other report or communication sent to the stockholders of the Borrower, and copies of all annual, regular, periodic and special reports and registration statements which the Borrower may file or be required to file with the SEC under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or to a holder of any Indebtedness owed by the Borrower in its capacity as such holder and not otherwise required to be delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant hereto and (ii) upon the request of the Administrative Agent, all reports and written information to and from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, or any state or local agency responsible for environmental matters, the United States Occupational Health and Safety Administration, or any state or local agency responsible for health and safety matters, or any successor agencies or authorities concerning environmental, health or safety matters;
 
(e)            promptly upon receipt thereof, a copy of any other report or “management letter” submitted by independent accountants to the Borrower in connection with any annual, interim or special audit of the books of the Borrower;
 
(f)            promptly upon any Responsible Officer of the Borrower becoming aware thereof, notice of any matter that has resulted or could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect and (iii) any other Default or Event of Default;
 
(g)            within ten (10) days upon any Responsible Officer of the Borrower becoming aware thereof, reports detailing income or expenses of any assets directly owned or operated, or which will be included on the balance sheet for purposes of FIN 46, other than as previously disclosed in the Borrower’s Form 10-K, 10-Q or any other publicly available information;
 
 
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(h)            promptly, such additional information regarding the business, financial or corporate affairs of the Credit Parties, or compliance with the terms of the Credit Documents, as the Administrative Agent or any Lender (through the Administrative Agent) may from time to time reasonably request; and
 
(i)            promptly upon any announcement by Moody’s, S&P or Fitch of any change or possible change in a Debt Rating.
 
Documents required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or (b) or Section 6.02(b), (c), or (d) may be delivered electronically and if so delivered, shall be deemed to have been delivered on the date (i) on which the Borrower posts such documents, or provides a link thereto on the Borrower’s website on the Internet at the website address listed on Schedule 10.02; or (ii) on which such documents are posted by the Administrative Agent (on the Borrower’s behalf) on IntraLinks/IntraAgency or another relevant 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: (A) the Borrower shall deliver paper copies of such documents to the Administrative Agent or any Lender (through the Administrative Agent) that requests the Borrower to deliver such paper copies until a written request to cease delivering paper copies is given by the Administrative Agent or such Lender (through the Administrative Agent) and (B) the Borrower shall notify (which may be by facsimile or electronic mail) the Administrative Agent and each Lender (through the Administrative Agent) of the posting of any such documents (each Lender to which delivery of such documents shall be made by posting to any such website shall have been given access to such website on or prior to the date of such posting) 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 or to maintain copies of the documents referred to above, and in any event shall have no responsibility to monitor compliance by the Borrower or the other Credit Parties with any such request for delivery, and each Lender shall be solely responsible for requesting delivery to it or maintaining its copies of such documents.
 
The Borrower hereby acknowledges that (x) the Administrative Agent will make available to the Lenders materials and/or information provided by or on behalf of the Borrower hereunder (collectively, the “Borrower Materials”) by posting the Borrower Materials on SyndTrak or another similar electronic system (the “Platform”) and (y) certain of the Lenders may be “public-side” Lenders (i.e., Lenders that do not wish to receive material non-public information with respect to the Borrower or its securities) (each, a “Public Lender”).  The Borrower hereby further agrees that (ww) 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 (xx) by marking Borrower Materials “PUBLIC,” the Borrower shall be deemed to have authorized the Administrative Agent and the Lenders to treat such Borrower Materials as either publicly available information or not material information (although it may be sensitive and proprietary) with respect to the Borrower or its securities for purposes of United States federal and state securities laws (provided, however, that to the extent such Borrower Materials constitute Confidential Information, they shall be treated as set forth in Section 10.08); (yy) all Borrower Materials marked “PUBLIC” are permitted to be made available through a portion of the Platform designated as “Public;” and (zz) the Administrative Agent 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 marked as “Public.”
 
 
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Each Credit Party shall, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to, do all things necessary to preserve and keep in full force and effect its legal existence, rights, franchises and authority.  Each Credit Party shall remain qualified and in good standing in each jurisdiction in which the failure to so qualify and be in good standing could have a Material Adverse Effect.
 
 
Each Credit Party shall, as shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to, keep complete and accurate books and records of its transactions in accordance with good accounting practices on the basis of GAAP.
 
 
Each Credit Party shall, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries, to comply with all Laws, rules, regulations and orders, and all applicable restrictions imposed by all Governmental Authorities, applicable to it and all of its real and personal property, except in such instances in which (a) such requirement of Law or order, writ, injunction or decree is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted or (b) the failure to comply therewith could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
 
 
Each Credit Party shall, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to, pay and discharge (or cause to be paid or discharged) (a) all taxes (including, without limitation, any corporate or franchise taxes), assessments and governmental charges or levies imposed upon it, or upon its income or profits, or upon any of its properties, before they shall become delinquent, unless the same are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted and adequate reserves in accordance with GAAP are being maintained by the Borrower or such Subsidiary, (b) all lawful claims (including claims for labor, materials and supplies) which, if unpaid, might give rise to a Lien (other than a Permitted Lien) upon any of its properties, and (c) except as prohibited hereunder, all of its other Indebtedness as it shall become due.
 
 
Each Credit Party shall, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to, maintain (or caused to be maintained) with financially sound and reputable insurance companies not Affiliates of the Borrower, insurance with respect to its properties and business against loss or damage of the kinds customarily insured against by Persons engaged in the same or similar business, of such types and in such amounts as are customarily carried under similar circumstances by such other Persons.  Each Credit Party shall, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to, provide prompt notice to the Administrative Agent following such Credit Party’s receipt from the relevant insurer of any notice of termination, lapse or cancellation of such insurance.
 
 
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Each Credit Party shall, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to, maintain, preserve and protect (or caused to be maintained, preserved and protected) all of its Unencumbered Properties and all other material property and equipment necessary in the operation of its business in good working order and condition, in each case, in a manner consistent with how such Person maintained its Unencumbered Properties and other material property on the Closing Date, ordinary wear and tear excepted.
 
 
The Credit Parties will pay and discharge at or before maturity, or prior to expiration of applicable notice, grace and curative periods, all their respective material obligations and liabilities, including, without limitation, tax liabilities, except where the same may be contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings, and will maintain, in accordance with GAAP, appropriate reserves for the accrual of any of the same.
 
 
Subject to the rights of Tenants, each Credit Party shall, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to, permit representatives or agents of any Lender or the Administrative Agent, from time to time, and, if no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, after reasonable prior notice, but not more than twice annually and only during normal business hours to:  (a) visit and inspect any of its Real Property Assets to the extent any such right to visit or inspect is within the control of such Person; (b) inspect and make extracts from their respective books and records, including but not limited to management letters prepared by independent accountants; and (c) discuss with its principal officers, and its independent accountants, its business, properties, condition (financial or otherwise), results of operations and performance.  If requested by the Administrative Agent, the Borrower or the Credit Parties, as applicable, shall execute an authorization letter addressed to its accountants authorizing the Administrative Agent or any Lender to discuss the financial affairs of the Borrower or any other Credit Party with its accountants.
 
 
The Borrower shall use the proceeds of all Loans and use Letters of Credit only for the purpose of (i) on the Closing Date to refinance existing Indebtedness of the Credit Parties under the Existing Credit Facility and (ii) on and after the Closing Date to finance general corporate working capital (including asset acquisitions, and acquiring or improving, directly or indirectly, income producing Healthcare Facilities and Investments incidental or related thereto), capital expenditures or other corporate purposes of the Borrower and the other Credit Parties (to the extent not inconsistent with the Credit Parties’ covenants and obligations under this Credit Agreement and the other Credit Documents).
 
 
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(a)           Consolidated Leverage Ratio.  The Borrower shall cause the Consolidated Leverage Ratio, as of the end of any fiscal quarter, to be equal to or less than 60%.
 
(b)           Consolidated Secured Leverage Ratio.  The Borrower shall cause the Consolidated Secured Leverage Ratio, as of the end of any fiscal quarter, to be equal to or less than 30%.
 
(c)           Consolidated Unsecured Leverage Ratio.  The Borrower shall cause the Consolidated Unsecured Leverage Ratio, as of the end of any fiscal quarter, to be equal to or less than 60%.
 
(d)           Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio.  The Borrower shall cause the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio, as of the end of any fiscal quarter, to be equal to or greater than 1.75 to 1.00.
 
(e)           Consolidated Tangible Net Worth.  The Borrower shall cause the Consolidated Tangible Net Worth as of the end of any fiscal quarter to be equal to or greater than the sum of (i) $1,232,137,000 plus (ii) an amount equal to 85% of the net cash proceeds received by the Consolidated Parties from Equity Transactions subsequent to the Closing Date.
 
(f)           Consolidated Unsecured Debt Yield.   The Borrower shall cause the Consolidated Unsecured Debt Yield, as of the end of any fiscal quarter, to be equal to or greater than 12.5%.
 
(g)           Consolidated Unsecured Interest Coverage Ratio.  The Borrower shall cause the Consolidated Unsecured Interest Coverage Ratio, as of the end of any fiscal quarter, to be equal to or greater than 2.00 to 1.00.
 
(h)           Distribution Limitation.  The Borrower shall cause the cash distributions to the Borrower’s shareholders made or declared by the Borrower during the immediately prior four (4) fiscal quarter period ending on such date to be equal to or less than ninety-five percent (95%) (or such greater amount as is required for the Borrower to maintain REIT status) of the aggregate cumulative Funds From Operations accrued on a cumulative basis during such immediately prior four (4) fiscal quarter period.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section 6.12(h), the Borrower may (i) distribute to the Borrower’s shareholders any and all cash proceeds received by the Borrower in connection with any issuance or sale of shares of its Capital Stock and (ii) make unlimited distributions to the Borrower’s shareholders payable solely in the form of common stock of the Borrower.
 
 
The Borrower will, and will cause each of its Subsidiaries to, comply in all material respects with all Environmental Laws in respect of its Real Property Assets.
 
 
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The Borrower will, and will cause each of its Subsidiaries to, operate its business at all times so as to satisfy all requirements necessary to qualify and maintain the Borrower’s qualification as a real estate investment trust under Sections 856 through 860 of the Internal Revenue Code.  The Borrower will maintain adequate records so as to comply in all material respects with all record-keeping requirements relating to its qualification as a real estate investment trust as required by the Internal Revenue Code and applicable regulations of the Department of the Treasury promulgated thereunder and will properly prepare and timely file with the IRS all returns and reports required thereby.
 
 
(a)           Upon the acquisition, incorporation or other creation of any direct or indirect Subsidiary of the Borrower which owns an Unencumbered Property and/or provides a  guaranty of the Senior Notes or other unsecured Funded Debt and to the extent such Subsidiaries have not been designated as Unrestricted Subsidiaries, the Borrower shall (i) cause such Subsidiary to become a Subsidiary Guarantor hereunder through the execution and delivery to the Administrative Agent of a Subsidiary Guarantor Joinder Agreement on or before the deadline for the delivery of the Compliance Certificate required pursuant to Section 6.02(a) following the fiscal quarter in which the foregoing conditions for becoming a Subsidiary Guarantor are met, and (ii) cause such Subsidiary to deliver such other documentation as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request in connection with the foregoing, including, without limitation, certified resolutions and other organizational and authorizing documents of such Subsidiary, favorable opinions of counsel to such Subsidiary (which shall cover, among other things, the legality, validity, binding effect and enforceability of the documentation referred to above), all in form, content and scope reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
 
(b)           The Borrower may add and withdraw Real Property Assets from the pool of Unencumbered Properties without the consent of the Administrative Agent; provided, that (i) in the case of addition of a Real Property Asset owned or leased by a Consolidated Party that is not a Credit Party, the owner of the Real Property Asset shall have complied with the requirements of clause (a)(i) of this Section 6.15 and (ii) in the case of withdrawal of a Real Property Asset, the Borrower shall have given notice thereof to the Administrative Agent, together with a written request to release the owner of the subject Real Property Asset from the Guaranty, where appropriate, in accordance with the provisions hereof.  In the case of withdrawal of a subject Property from the pool of Unencumbered Properties entitling the owner of the subject Real Property Asset to a release from the Guaranty hereunder, the Administrative Agent shall acknowledge (in writing delivered to the Borrower upon written request of the Borrower) withdrawal of the subject Real Property Asset and release of Guaranty of the owner in respect thereof (excepting a situation where an Event of Default shall then exist and be continuing, or where withdrawal of the subject Real Property Asset would cause the pool of Unencumbered Properties to be insufficient to support the outstanding Obligations, which in either such case, the owner of the subject Real Property Asset shall not be released from its Guaranty hereunder until such time as the foregoing conditions no longer exist).  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, if the removal of any Unencumbered Properties would have the effect of curing all existing Events of Default, Borrower shall be permitted to withdraw such Real Property Assets, and any Event of Default with respect thereto shall be deemed cured as of the date of such withdrawal.
 
 
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(c)           Notwithstanding the requirements set forth in clauses (a) or (b) of this Section 6.15, to the extent that (i) the Borrower has received two (2) Investment Grade Ratings and (ii) the Borrower provides a written request to the Administrative Agent that the Guarantors be released from their respective Guaranties pursuant to the Credit Documents in conjunction with the simultaneous or substantially simultaneous issuance (or modification) by such Subsidiary Guarantors of any pari passu senior unsecured notes (including, without limitation, the Senior Notes) that do not require, or no longer require, a guaranty from the Subsidiary Guarantors of such notes, then, following the Administrative Agent’s receipt of such notice (and so long as no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing on the date of the Administrative Agent’s receipt of such notice), the Subsidiary Guarantors shall be automatically released from their respective Guaranties pursuant to the Credit Documents (the “Release”).
 
Notwithstanding the foregoing, (A) as set forth in Section 6.18 below, the Obligations shall remain a senior unsecured obligation, pari passu with all other senior unsecured Funded Debt of the Borrower and (B) to the extent that following any such Release, any Real Property Asset owned by an otherwise released or to be released Guarantor that is obligated in respect of outstanding recourse debt for Funded Debt shall not be deemed an Unencumbered Property for purposes of this Agreement.
 
 
None of the Credit Parties nor any of their respective Affiliates (i) will conduct any business or will engage in any transaction or dealing with any Prohibited Person, including making or receiving any contribution of funds, goods or services to or for the benefit of any Prohibited Person, (ii) will deal in, or will engage in any transaction relating to, any property or interests in property blocked pursuant to the Executive Order; or (iii) will engage in or will conspire to engage in any transaction that evades or avoids, or has the purpose of evading or avoiding, or attempts to violate, any of the prohibitions set forth in the Executive Order or the Patriot Act.  The Borrower covenants and agrees to execute and/or deliver to Administrative Agent any certification or other evidence requested from time to time by Administrative Agent in its sole discretion, confirming such Borrower’s compliance with this Section including, without limitation, any documentation which is necessary for ongoing compliance with any anti-money laundering Laws applicable to any Lender.
 
 
Each Credit Party shall, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to, perform and observe all the material terms and provisions of each Material Contract to be performed or observed by it, maintain each such Material Contract in full force and effect, enforce each such Material Contract in accordance with its terms, take all such action to such end as may be from time to time reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent and, upon the reasonable request of the Administrative Agent, make to each other party to each such Material Contract such demands and requests for information and reports or for action as any Credit Party is entitled to make under such Material Contract.
 
 
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Each Credit Party shall, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to, ensure that all Obligations are designated as “Senior Indebtedness” and are at least pari passu with all unsecured debt of such Credit Party and each Subsidiary.
 
NEGATIVE COVENANTS
 
The Borrower hereby covenants and agrees (on its own behalf and on behalf of the other Credit Parties, as applicable) that until the Obligations, together with interest, fees and other obligations hereunder, have been paid in full and the Revolving Commitments hereunder shall have terminated:
 
 
No Credit Party shall, nor shall they permit any Subsidiary to, at any time, create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Lien upon any of its assets or revenues, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, other than the following:
 
(a)            Liens pursuant to any Credit Document;
 
(b)            Liens (other than Liens imposed under ERISA) for taxes, assessments or governmental charges or levies (including pledges or deposits in the ordinary course of business in connection with workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and other social security legislation) not yet due and payable or which are being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted, if adequate reserves with respect thereto are maintained on the books of the applicable Person in accordance with GAAP;
 
(c)            statutory Liens of landlords and Liens of carriers, warehousemen, mechanics, materialmen and suppliers and other Liens imposed by law or pursuant to customary reservations or retentions of title arising in the ordinary course of business; provided, that such Liens secure only amounts not overdue for more than thirty (30) days or are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings for which adequate reserves determined in accordance with GAAP have been established;
 
(d)           deposits to secure the performance of bids, trade contracts and leases (other than Indebtedness not otherwise permitted pursuant to Section 7.02), statutory obligations, surety and appeal bonds, performance bonds and other obligations of a like nature incurred in the ordinary course of business;
 
 
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(e)            zoning restrictions, easements, rights-of-way, restrictions, restrictive covenants, encroachments, protrusions, sets of facts that an accurate and up to date survey would show and other similar encumbrances affecting real property which, in the aggregate, are not substantial in amount, and which do not in any case materially detract from the value of the property subject thereto or materially interfere with the ordinary conduct of the business of the applicable Person;
 
(f)            Liens securing judgments for the payment of money (or appeal or other surety bonds relating to such judgments) not constituting an Event of Default under Section 8.01(h);
 
(g)            leases or subleases (and the rights of the tenants thereunder) granted to others not interfering in any material respect with the business of any Credit Party or any Subsidiary;
 
(h)            any interest of title of a lessor under, and Liens arising from UCC financing statements (or equivalent filings, registrations or agreements in foreign jurisdictions) relating to, leases permitted by this Agreement;
 
(i)            Liens in existence as of the Closing Date as set forth on Schedule 7.01 and any renewals or extensions thereof; provided, that the property covered thereby is not materially changes;
 
(k)            Liens pursuant to the Braswell Indebtedness; and
 
(l)            other Liens incurred in connection with Consolidated Funded Debt as long as, after giving effect thereto, the Credit Parties are in compliance with the financial covenants in Section 6.12, on a pro forma basis as if such Lien had been incurred as of the last day of the most recent fiscal quarter for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 6.01 (or if such Lien exists as of the Closing Date, as of September 30, 2012); provided, that the Credit Parties may not grant a mortgage, deed of trust, lien, pledge, encumbrance or other security interest, in each case, to secure Funded Debt with respect to any Unencumbered Property or the Capital Stock in any Subsidiary except in favor of the Lenders.
 
 
No Credit Party shall, nor shall they permit any Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly, create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Indebtedness, except:
 
(a)            Indebtedness under the Credit Documents;
 
(b)            Indebtedness in connection with intercompany Investments permitted under Section 7.03;
 
 
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(c)            obligations (contingent or otherwise) existing or arising under any Swap Contract; provided, that (i) such obligations are (or were) entered into by such Person in the ordinary course of business for the purpose of directly mitigating risks associated with liabilities, commitments, investments, assets, or property held or reasonably anticipated by such Person, or changes in the value of securities issued by such Person, and not for purposes of speculation or taking a “market view”; and (ii) such Swap Contract does not contain any provision exonerating the non-defaulting party from its obligation to make payments on outstanding transactions to the defaulting party;
 
(d)            without duplication, Guaranties by a Credit Party or any Subsidiary in respect of any Indebtedness otherwise permitted hereunder;
 
(e)            Indebtedness set forth in Schedule 7.02 (and renewals, refinancing and extensions thereof); provided, that the amount of such Indebtedness is not increased at the time of such refinancing, renewal or extension except by an amount equal to a reasonable premium or other reasonable amount paid, and fees and expenses reasonably incurred, in connection with such refinancing and by an amount equal to any existing commitments utilized thereunder (for purposes of clarity, it is understood that Funded Debt on Schedule 7.02 is included in calculating the financial covenants in Section 6.12); and
 
(f)            other Funded Debt (including any portion of any renewal, financing, or extension of Indebtedness set forth in Schedule 7.02 to the extent such portion does not meet the criteria set for the in the proviso of clause (e) above) as long as, after giving effect thereto, the Credit Parties are in compliance with the financial covenants in Section 6.12, on a pro forma basis as if such Indebtedness had been incurred as of the last day of the most recent fiscal quarter for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 6.01 (or if such Indebtedness exists as of the Closing Date, as of September 30, 2012).
 
 
No Credit Party shall, nor shall they permit any Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly, make any Investments, except:
 
(a)            Investments held in the form of cash or Cash Equivalents;
 
(b)            Investments in any Person that is a Credit Party prior to giving effect to such Investment;
 
(c)            Investments by any Subsidiary that is not a Credit Party in any other Subsidiary that is not a Credit Party;
 
(d)            Investments consisting of (i) extensions of credit in the nature of the performance of bids, (ii) accounts receivable or notes receivable arising from the grant of trade contracts and leases (other than credit) in the ordinary course of business, and (iii) Investments received in satisfaction or partial satisfaction thereof from financially troubled account debtors to the extent reasonably necessary in order to prevent or limit loss;
 
 
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(e)            Guaranties permitted by Section 7.02;
 
(f)            Investments existing as of the Closing Date and set forth in Schedule 7.03; and
 
(g)           Investments in or related to Healthcare Facilities and Investments as described in Section 6.11 (including, without limitation, Investments of the type set forth in subclauses (i)-(iv) of this clause (g)); provided, however, that after giving effect to any such Investments, (i) the aggregate amount of Investments consisting of unimproved land holdings shall not, at any time, exceed 5% of Consolidated Total Asset Value, (ii) the aggregate amount of Investments consisting of Mortgage Loans, notes receivables and mezzanine loans shall not, at any time, exceed 20% of Consolidated Total Asset Value, (iii) the aggregate amount of Investments consisting of construction in progress shall not, at any time, exceed 15% of Consolidated Total Asset Value and (iv) the aggregate amount of Investments in Unconsolidated Affiliates shall not, at any time, exceed 20% of Consolidated Total Asset Value; provided, further, that the aggregate amount of all Investments made pursuant to clauses (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) above shall not, at any time, exceed 30% of Consolidated Total Asset Value.
 
 
No Credit Party shall, nor shall they permit any Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly, merge, dissolve, liquidate, consolidate with or into another Person; provided, that, notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section 7.04, (a) the Borrower may merge or consolidate with any of its Subsidiaries provided that the Borrower is the continuing or surviving Person, (b) any Consolidated Party (including any Unrestricted Subsidiary) may merge or consolidate with any other Consolidated Party; provided, that if a Credit Party is a party to such transaction, such Credit Party shall be the continuing or surviving Person, (c) any Subsidiary Guarantor may be merged or consolidated with or into any other Subsidiary Guarantor and (d) any Subsidiary Guarantor that is not a Credit Party may dissolve, liquidate or wind up its affairs at any time; provided, that such dissolution, liquidation or winding up, as applicable, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
 
 
No Credit Party shall, nor shall they permit any Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly, make any Disposition or enter into any agreement to make any Disposition, except:
 
(a)           Dispositions of obsolete or worn out Property, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, in the ordinary course of business;
 
(b)           Dispositions of inventory in the ordinary course of business;
 
 
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(c)           Dispositions of equipment or Property to the extent that (i) such Property is exchanged for credit against the purchase price of similar replacement property or (ii) the proceeds of such Disposition are reasonably promptly applied to the purchase price of such replacement Property; provided, that if the Property disposed of is an Unencumbered Property it is removed from the calculation of Unencumbered Asset Value.
 
(d)           Dispositions of Property by any Subsidiary to a Credit Party or to a Wholly Owned Subsidiary; provided, that if the transferor of such property is a Credit Party, the transferee thereof must be a Credit Party;
 
(e)           Dispositions permitted by Section 7.04;
 
(f)           Dispositions by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries not otherwise permitted under this Section 7.05; provided, that (i) at the time of such Disposition, no Default or Event of Default exists and is continuing (that would not be cured by such Disposition) or would result from such Disposition and (ii) after giving effect thereto, the Credit Parties are in compliance with the financial covenants in Section 6.12, on a pro forma basis as if such Disposition had been incurred as of the last day of the most recent fiscal quarter for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 6.01; and
 
(g)           real estate leases entered into in the ordinary course of business.
 
Notwithstanding anything above, any Disposition pursuant to clauses (a) through (f) shall be for fair market value.
 
 
No Credit Party shall, nor shall they permit any Subsidiary to, engage in any material line of business substantially different from those lines of business conducted by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on the date hereof or any business substantially related or incidental thereto.
 
 
No Credit Party shall, nor shall they permit any Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly, enter into any transaction of any kind with any officer, director or Affiliate of the Borrower, whether or not in the ordinary course of business, other than on fair and reasonable terms substantially as favorable to such Credit Party or Subsidiary as would be obtainable by such Credit Party or Subsidiary at the time in a comparable arm’s length transaction with a Person other than a director, officer or Affiliate; provided, that the foregoing restriction shall not apply to transactions between or among the Credit Parties.
 
 
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No Credit Party shall, nor shall they permit any Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly:
 
(a)           Amend, modify or change its Organization Documents in a manner materially adverse to the Lenders.
 
(b)           Make any material change in (i) accounting policies or reporting practices, except as required by GAAP, FASB, the SEC or any other regulatory body, or (ii) its fiscal year.
 
(c)           Without providing ten (10) days prior written notice to the Administrative Agent, change its name, state of formation or form of organization.
 
 
No Credit Party shall, nor shall they permit any Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly, enter into, assume or otherwise be bound, by any Negative Pledge other than (i) any Negative Pledge contained in an agreement entered into in connection with any Indebtedness that is permitted pursuant to Section 7.02; (ii) any Negative Pledge required by law; (iii) Negative Pledges contained in (x) the agreements set forth on Schedule 7.09; (y) any agreement relating to the sale of any Subsidiary or any assets pending such sale; provided, that in any such case, the Negative Pledge applies only to the Subsidiary or the assets that are the subject of such sale; or (z) any agreement in effect at the time any Person becomes a Subsidiary so long as such agreement was not entered into in contemplation of such Person becoming a Subsidiary and such restriction only applies to such Person and/or its assets, and (iv) customary provisions in leases, licenses and other contracts restricting the assignment thereof, in each case as such agreements, leases or other contracts may be amended from time to time and including any renewal, extension, refinancing or replacement thereof; provided, that, with respect to any amendment, renewal, extension, refinancing or replacement of an agreement described in clause (iii), such amendment, renewal, extension, refinancing or replacement does not contain restrictions of the type prohibited by this Section 7.09 that are, in the aggregate, more onerous in any material respect on the Borrower or any Subsidiary than the restrictions, in the aggregate, in the original agreement.
 
 
No Credit Party shall, nor shall they permit any Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly, use the proceeds of any Extension of Credit, whether directly or indirectly, and whether immediately, incidentally or ultimately, to purchase or carry margin stock (within the meaning of Regulation U of the FRB) or to extend credit to others for the purpose of purchasing or carrying margin stock or to refund indebtedness originally incurred for such purpose.
 
 
If a Default or Event of Default exists and is continuing or would be caused thereby, no Credit Party shall, nor shall they permit any Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly, prepay, redeem, purchase, defease or otherwise satisfy prior to the scheduled maturity thereof in any manner, or make any payment in violation of any subordination terms of, any Indebtedness, except the prepayment of Extensions of Credit in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
 
 
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If a Default or Event of Default exists and is continuing or would be caused thereby, the Borrower shall not make any payment (whether in cash, securities or other Property), including any sinking fund or similar deposit, for the purchase, redemption, retirement, defeasance, acquisition, cancellation or termination of any of its Capital Stock or any option, warrant or other right to acquire any such Capital Stock other than the repurchase of warrants or stock in an aggregate amount not to exceed $100,000,000 during the term of this Agreement.
 
 
Permit any Loan or the proceeds of any Loan, directly or indirectly, (a) to be lent, contributed or otherwise made available to fund any activity or business in any Designated Jurisdiction; (b) 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 (c) in any other manner that will result in any violation by any Person (including any Lender, Arranger, Administrative Agent, L/C Issuer or Swing Line Lender) of any Sanctions.
 
EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES
 
 
The occurrence and continuation of any of the following shall constitute an Event of Default:
 
(a)            Non-Payment.  Any Credit Party fails to pay when and as required to be paid herein, (i) any amount of principal of any Loan or any L/C Obligation, (ii) within five (5) days after the same becomes due, any interest on any Loan or on any L/C Obligation or any Unused Fee or any Facility Fee, as applicable or (iii) within ten (10) days after the earlier of (A) a Responsible Officer of the Borrower or any Credit Party becoming aware that the same has become due or (B) written notice from the Administrative Agent to the Borrower, any other fee payable herein or any other amount payable herein or under any other Credit Document becomes due; or
 
(b)            Specific Covenants.  Any Credit Party fails to perform or observe any term, covenant or agreement contained in (i) any of Sections 6.01 6.02 or 6.10 within ten (10) days after the same becomes due or required or (ii) any of Sections 6.03, 6.06, 6.11, 6.12, 6.14 or 6.15 or Article VII; or
 
 
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(c)            Other Defaults.  Any Credit Party fails to perform or observe any other covenant or agreement (not specified in subsection (a) or (b) above) contained in any Credit Document on its part to be performed or observed and such failure continues for thirty (30) days after the earlier of (i) a Responsible Officer of the Borrower or any Credit Party becoming aware of such Default or (ii) written notice thereof by the Administrative Agent to the Borrower (or, if such failure cannot be reasonably cured within such period, sixty (60) days, so long as the applicable Credit Party has diligently commenced such cure and is diligently pursuing completion thereof); or
 
(d)            Representations and Warranties.  Any representation, warranty, certification or statement of fact made or deemed made by or on behalf of any Credit Party and contained in this Credit Agreement, in any other Credit Document, or in any document delivered in connection herewith or therewith shall be incorrect or misleading in any material respect when made or deemed made; or
 
(e)            Cross-Default.  (i) there occurs any event of default under any of the Senior Note Indentures; (ii) any Credit Party or any Subsidiary (A) fails to perform or observe (beyond the applicable grace or cure period with respect thereto, if any) any Contractual Obligation if such failure could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, (B) fails to make any payment when due (whether by scheduled maturity, required prepayment, acceleration, demand, or otherwise and beyond the applicable grace or cure period with respect thereto, if any) in respect of any Indebtedness (other than Indebtedness hereunder and Indebtedness under Swap Contracts) or otherwise fails to observe or perform any other agreement or condition relating to any such Indebtedness or contained in any instrument or agreement evidencing, securing or relating thereto, or any other event occurs, the effect of which event of default is to cause, or to permit the holder or holders of such Indebtedness (or a trustee or agent on behalf of such holder or holders) to cause, with the giving of notice if required, such Indebtedness to be demanded or to become due or to be repurchased, prepaid, defeased or redeemed (automatically or otherwise), or an offer to repurchase, prepay, defease or redeem such Indebtedness to be made, prior to its stated maturity, or cash collateral in respect thereof to be demanded, in each case to the extent such Indebtedness or other obligation is in an amount (including undrawn committed or available amounts and including amounts owing to all creditors under any combined or syndicated credit arrangement) of more than the Threshold Amount; or (iii) there occurs under any Swap Contract an Early Termination Date (as defined in such Swap Contract) resulting from (A) any event of default under such Swap Contract as to which Borrower is the Defaulting Party (as defined in such Swap Contract) or (B) any Termination Event (as so defined) under such Swap Contract as to which Borrower is an Affected Party (as so defined) and, in either event, the Swap Termination Value owed by such Borrower as a result thereof is greater than the Threshold Amount; or
 
 
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(f)            Insolvency Proceedings, Etc.  Any Credit Party or any of its Subsidiaries  institutes or consents to the institution of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law, or makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors; or applies for or consents to the appointment of any receiver, trustee, custodian, conservator, liquidator, rehabilitator or similar officer for it or for all or any material part of its properties; or any receiver, trustee, custodian, conservator, liquidator, rehabilitator or similar officer is appointed and the appointment continues undischarged or unstayed for ninety (90) calendar days; or any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law relating to such Person or to all or any material part of its property is instituted without the consent of such Person and continues undismissed or unstayed for ninety (90) calendar days, or an order for relief is entered in any such proceeding; or
 
(g)            Inability to Pay Debts; Attachment.  (i) Any Credit Party or any Subsidiary becomes unable or admits in writing its inability or fails generally to pay its debts as they become due, or (ii) any writ or warrant of attachment or execution or similar process in an amount in excess of the Threshold Amount is issued or levied against all or any material part of the properties of any such Person and is not released, vacated or fully bonded within sixty (60) days after its issue or levy; or
 
(h)            Judgments.  There is entered against a Credit Party or any Subsidiary (i) any one or more final judgments or orders for the payment of money in an aggregate amount exceeding the Threshold Amount (to the extent not covered by independent third-party insurance as to which the insurer does not dispute coverage), or (ii) any one or more non-monetary final judgments that have, or could reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect and, in either case, (A) enforcement proceedings are commenced by any creditor upon such judgment or order, or (B) there is a period of ten (10) consecutive days during which a stay of enforcement of such judgment, by reason of a pending appeal or otherwise, is not in effect; or
 
(i)            ERISA.  (i) An ERISA Event occurs with respect to a Plan which has resulted in liability of any Credit Party or any Subsidiary under Title IV of ERISA to the Plan or the PBGC in an aggregate amount in excess of the Threshold Amount, or (ii) any Credit Party or any ERISA Affiliate fails to pay when due, after the expiration of any applicable grace period, any installment payment with respect to its withdrawal liability under Section 4201 of ERISA under a Multiemployer Plan in an aggregate amount in excess of the Threshold Amount; or
 
(j)            Invalidity of Credit Documents; Guaranty.  (i) Any Credit Document, at any time after its execution and delivery and for any reason other than as expressly permitted hereunder or as a result of satisfaction in full of all the Obligations, ceases to be in full force and effect; or any Credit Party contests in any manner the validity or enforceability of any Credit Document; or any Credit Party denies that it has any or further liability or obligation under any Credit Document, or purports to revoke, terminate or rescind any Credit Document; or (ii) except as the result of or in connection with a dissolution, merger or disposition of a Subsidiary Guarantor not prohibited by the terms of this Credit Agreement, the Guaranty shall cease to be in full force and effect, or any Guarantor hereunder shall deny or disaffirm such Guarantor’s obligations under such Guaranty, or any Guarantor shall default in the due performance or observance of any term, covenant or agreement on its part to be performed or observed pursuant to the Guaranty; or
 
 
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(k)            Change of Control.  There occurs any Change of Control.
 
 
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, upon written notice to the Borrower in any instance, 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 Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions to be terminated, whereupon such commitments and obligation shall be terminated;
 
(b)            declare the unpaid principal amount of all outstanding Loans, all interest accrued and unpaid thereon, and all other amounts owing or payable hereunder or under any other Credit Document to be immediately due and payable, without presentment, demand, protest or additional notice of any kind, all of which are hereby expressly waived by the Borrower;
 
(c)            require that the Borrower Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations (in an amount equal to the then Outstanding Amount thereof); and
 
(d)            exercise on behalf of itself and the Lenders all rights and remedies available to it and the Lenders under the Credit Documents or applicable law;
 
provided, however, that upon the occurrence of an actual or deemed entry of an order for relief with respect to the Borrower under the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, the obligation of each Lender to make Loans and any obligation of the L/C Issuer 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 Borrower 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.
 
 
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After the exercise of remedies in accordance with the provisions of Section 8.02 (or after the Loans have automatically become immediately due and payable and the L/C Obligations have automatically been required to provide Cash Collateral as set forth in the proviso to Section 8.02), any amounts received on account of the Obligations shall 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 Attorney Costs 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 and interest) payable to the Lenders (including Attorney Costs and amounts payable under Article III), ratably among the Lenders in proportion to the amounts described in this clause Second payable to them;
 
Third, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting accrued and unpaid interest on the Loans and L/C Borrowings, ratably among the Lenders in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Third payable to them;
 
Fourth, to (a) payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting unpaid principal of the Loans and L/C Borrowings and (b) the Administrative Agent for the account of the L/C Issuer, to provide Cash Collateral for that portion of the L/C Obligations comprised of the aggregate undrawn amount of Letters of Credit, ratably among such parties in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Fourth held by them;
 
Fifth, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting obligations under Swap Contracts between any Credit Party and any Lender or Affiliate of any Lender (including, without limitation, payment of breakage, termination or other amounts owing in respect of any Swap Contract between any Credit Party and any Lender, or any Affiliate of a Lender, to the extent such Swap Contract is permitted hereunder); and
 
Last, the balance, if any, after all of the Obligations have been indefeasibly paid in full, to the Borrower or as otherwise required by Law.
 
Subject to Section 2.03(d), amounts used to provide Cash Collateral for the aggregate undrawn amount of Letters of Credit pursuant to clause Fourth 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.
 
 
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ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT
 
9.01            Appointment and Authorization of Administrative Agent.
 
(a)           Each Lender hereby irrevocably appoints, designates and authorizes the Administrative Agent to take such action on its behalf under the provisions of this Credit Agreement and each other Credit Document and to exercise such powers and perform such duties as are expressly delegated to it by the terms of this Credit Agreement or any other Credit Document, together with such powers as are reasonably incidental thereto.  Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained elsewhere herein or in any other Credit Document, the Administrative Agent shall not have any duties or responsibilities, except those expressly set forth herein, nor shall the Administrative Agent have or be deemed to have any fiduciary relationship with any Lender or participant, and no implied covenants, functions, responsibilities, duties, obligations or liabilities shall be read into this Credit Agreement or any other Credit Document or otherwise exist against the Administrative Agent.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing sentence, the use of the term “agent” herein and in the other Credit Documents 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 merely as a matter of market custom, and is intended to create or reflect only an administrative relationship between independent contracting parties.
 
(b)           The L/C Issuer shall act on behalf of the Revolving Lenders with respect to any Letters of Credit issued by it and the documents associated therewith, and the L/C Issuer shall have all of the benefits and immunities (i) provided to the Administrative Agent in this Article IX with respect to any acts taken or omissions suffered by the L/C Issuer in connection with Letters of Credit issued by it or proposed to be issued by it and the applications and agreements for letters of credit pertaining to such Letters of Credit as fully as if the term “Administrative Agent” as used in this Article IX and in the definition of “Agent-Related Person” included the L/C Issuer with respect to such acts or omissions, and (ii) as additionally provided herein with respect to the L/C Issuer.
 
9.02            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 Credit 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 that it selects in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct.
 
9.03            Liability of Administrative Agent.
 
No Agent-Related Person shall (a) be liable for any action taken or omitted to be taken by any of them under or in connection with this Credit Agreement or any other Credit Document or the transactions contemplated hereby (except for its own gross negligence or willful misconduct in connection with its duties expressly set forth herein), or (b) be responsible in any manner to any Lender or participant for any recital, statement, representation or warranty made by any Credit Party or any officer thereof, contained herein or in any other Credit Document, or in any certificate, report, statement or other document referred to or provided for in, or received by the Administrative Agent under or in connection with, this Credit Agreement or any other Credit Document, or the validity, effectiveness, genuineness, enforceability or sufficiency of this Credit Agreement or any other Credit Document, or for any failure of any Credit Party or any other party to any Credit Document to perform its obligations hereunder or thereunder.  No Agent-Related Person shall be under any obligation to any Lender or participant to ascertain or to inquire as to the observance or performance of any of the agreements contained in, or conditions of, this Credit Agreement or any other Credit Document, or to inspect the properties, books or records of any Credit Party or any Affiliate thereof.
 
 
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9.04            Reliance by Administrative Agent.
 
(a)           The Administrative Agent shall be entitled to rely, and shall be fully protected in relying, upon any writing, communication, signature, resolution, representation, notice, consent, certificate, affidavit, letter, telegram, facsimile, telex or telephone message, electronic mail message, statement or other document or conversation believed by it to be genuine and correct and to have been signed, sent or made by the proper Person or Persons, and upon advice and statements of legal counsel (including counsel to any Credit Party), independent accountants and other experts selected by the Administrative Agent.  The Administrative Agent shall be fully justified in failing or refusing to take any action under any Credit Document unless it shall first receive such advice or concurrence of the Required Lenders as it deems appropriate and, if it so requests, it shall first be indemnified to its satisfaction by the Lenders against any and all liability and expense that may be incurred by it by reason of taking or continuing to take any such action.  The Administrative Agent shall in all cases be fully protected in acting, or in refraining from acting, under this Credit Agreement or any other Credit Document in accordance with a request or consent of the Required Lenders (or such greater number of Lenders as may be expressly required hereby in any instance) and such request and any action taken or failure to act pursuant thereto shall be binding upon all the Lenders.
 
(b)           For purposes of determining compliance with the conditions specified in Section 4.01, each Lender that has signed this Credit 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 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.
 
9.05            Notice of Default.
 
The Administrative Agent shall not be deemed to have knowledge or notice of the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default, except with respect to defaults in the payment of principal, interest and fees required to be paid to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders, unless the Administrative Agent shall have received written notice from a Lender or the Borrower referring to this Credit Agreement, describing such Default or Event of Default and stating that such notice is a “notice of default.”  The Administrative Agent will notify the Lenders of its receipt of any such notice.  The Administrative Agent shall take such action with respect to such Default or Event of Default as may be directed by the requisite Lenders in accordance herewith; provided, however, that unless and until the Administrative Agent has received any such direction, the Administrative Agent may (but shall not be obligated to) take such action, or refrain from taking such action, with respect to such Default or Event of Default as it shall deem advisable or in the best interest of the Lenders.
 
 
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9.06            Credit Decision; Disclosure of Confidential Information by Administrative Agent.
 
Each Lender acknowledges that no Agent-Related Person has made any representation or warranty to it, and that no act by the Administrative Agent hereafter taken, including any consent to and acceptance of any assignment or review of the affairs of any Credit Party or any Affiliate thereof, shall be deemed to constitute any representation or warranty by any Agent-Related Person to any Lender as to any matter, including whether Agent-Related Persons have disclosed material information in their possession (in each case, except to the extent the Administrative Agent has confirmed to any Lender in writing the satisfaction of conditions to funding as of the Closing Date).  Each Lender represents to the Administrative Agent that it has, independently and without reliance upon any Agent-Related Person and based on such documents and information as it has deemed appropriate, made its own appraisal of and investigation into the business, prospects, operations, property, financial and other condition and creditworthiness of the Credit Parties and their respective Subsidiaries, and all applicable bank or other regulatory Laws relating to the transactions contemplated hereby, and made its own decision to enter into this Credit Agreement and to extend credit to the Borrower and the other Credit Parties hereunder.  Each Lender also represents that it will, independently and without reliance upon any Agent-Related Person and based on such documents and information as it shall deem appropriate at the time, continue to make its own credit analysis, appraisals and decisions in taking or not taking action under this Credit Agreement and the other Credit Documents, and to make such investigations as it deems necessary to inform itself as to the business, prospects, operations, property, financial and other condition and creditworthiness of the Borrower and the other Credit Parties.  Except for notices, reports and other documents expressly required to be furnished to the Lenders by the Administrative Agent herein, the Administrative Agent shall not have any duty or responsibility to provide any Lender with any credit or other information concerning the business, prospects, operations, property, financial and other condition or creditworthiness of any of the Credit Parties or any of their respective Affiliates that may come into the possession of any Agent-Related Person.
 
9.07            Indemnification of Administrative Agent.
 
Whether or not the transactions contemplated hereby are consummated, the Lenders shall indemnify upon demand each Agent-Related Person (to the extent not reimbursed by or on behalf of any Credit Party and without limiting the obligation of any Credit Party to do so), pro rata, and hold harmless each Agent-Related Person from and against any and all Indemnified Liabilities incurred by it; provided, however, that no Lender shall be liable for the payment to any Agent-Related Person of any portion of such Indemnified Liabilities to the extent determined in a final, nonappealable judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction to have resulted from such Agent-Related Person’s own gross negligence or willful misconduct; provided, however, that no action taken in accordance with the directions of the Required Lenders shall be deemed to constitute gross negligence or willful misconduct for purposes of this Section.  Without limitation of the foregoing, each Lender shall reimburse the Administrative Agent upon demand for its ratable share of any costs or out-of-pocket expenses (including Attorney Costs) incurred by the Administrative Agent in connection with the preparation, execution, delivery, administration, modification, amendment or enforcement (whether through negotiations, legal proceedings or otherwise) of, or legal advice in respect of rights or responsibilities under, this Credit Agreement, any other Credit Document, or any document contemplated by or referred to herein, to the extent that the Administrative Agent is not reimbursed for such expenses by or on behalf of the Borrower.  The undertaking in this Section shall survive termination of the Commitments, the payment of all other Obligations and the resignation of the Administrative Agent.
 
 
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9.08            Administrative Agent in its Individual Capacity.
 
Bank of America and its Affiliates may make loans to, issue letters of credit for the account of, accept deposits from, acquire equity interests in and generally engage in any kind of banking, trust, financial advisory, underwriting or other business with each of the Credit Parties and their respective Affiliates as though Bank of America were not the Administrative Agent or the L/C Issuer hereunder and without notice to or consent of the Lenders.  The Lenders acknowledge that, pursuant to such activities, Bank of America or its Affiliates may receive information regarding any Credit Party or its Affiliates (including information that may be subject to confidentiality obligations in favor of such Credit Party or such Affiliate) and acknowledge that the Administrative Agent shall be under no obligation to provide such information to them.  With respect to its Loans, Bank of America shall have the same rights and powers under this Credit Agreement as any other Lender and may exercise such rights and powers as though it were not the Administrative Agent or the L/C Issuer, and the terms “Lender” and “Lenders” include Bank of America in its individual capacity.
 
9.09            Successor Administrative Agent.
 
The Administrative Agent may resign as Administrative Agent upon thirty (30) days’ notice to the Lenders; provided, that any such resignation by Bank of America shall also constitute its resignation as L/C Issuer and Swing Line Lender.  If the Administrative Agent resigns under this Credit Agreement, the Required Lenders shall appoint from among the Lenders a successor administrative agent for the Lenders, which successor administrative agent shall be consented to by the Borrower at all times other than during the existence of an Event of Default (which consent of the Borrower shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed).  If no successor administrative agent is appointed prior to the effective date of the resignation of the Administrative Agent, the Administrative Agent may appoint, after consulting with the Lenders and the Borrower, a successor administrative agent from among the Lenders.  Upon the acceptance of its appointment as successor administrative agent hereunder, the Person acting as such successor administrative agent shall succeed to all the rights, powers and duties of the retiring Administrative Agent, L/C Issuer and Swing Line Lender and the respective terms “Administrative Agent,” “L/C Issuer” and “Swing Line Lender” thereafter shall mean such successor administrative agent, Letter of Credit issuer and swing line lender, and the retiring Administrative Agent’s appointment, powers and duties as Administrative Agent shall be terminated and the retiring L/C Issuer’s and Swing Line Lender’s rights, powers and duties as such shall be terminated, without any other or further act or deed on the part of such retiring L/C Issuer or Swing Line Lender or any other Lender, other than the obligation of the successor L/C Issuer to issue letters of credit in substitution for the Letters of Credit, if any, outstanding at the time of such succession or to make other arrangements satisfactory to the retiring L/C Issuer to effectively assume the obligations of the retiring L/C Issuer with respect to such Letters of Credit.  After any retiring Administrative Agent’s resignation hereunder as Administrative Agent, the provisions of this Article IX and Sections 10.04 and 10.05 shall inure to its benefit as to any actions taken or omitted to be taken by it while it was Administrative Agent under this Credit Agreement.  If no successor administrative agent has accepted appointment as Administrative Agent by the date thirty (30) days following a retiring Administrative Agent’s notice of resignation, the retiring Administrative Agent’s resignation shall nevertheless thereupon become effective and the Lenders shall perform all of the duties of the Administrative Agent hereunder until such time, if any, as the Required Lenders appoint a successor agent as provided for above.
 
 
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9.10            Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim.
 
In case of the pendency of any receivership, insolvency, liquidation, bankruptcy, reorganization, arrangement, adjustment, composition or other judicial proceeding relative to any Credit 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 the 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 (other than obligations under Swap Contracts to which the Administrative Agent is not a party) 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 and the Administrative Agent (including any claim for the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Lenders and the Administrative Agent and their respective agents and counsel and all other amounts due the Lenders and the Administrative Agent under Sections 2.03(i), 2.09 and 10.04) allowed in such judicial proceeding; and
 
(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 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, 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 any plan of reorganization, arrangement, adjustment or composition affecting the Obligations or the rights of any Lender or to authorize the Administrative Agent to vote in respect of the claim of any Lender in any such proceeding.
 
 
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9.11            Guaranty Matters.
 
The Lenders 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 (a) ceases to be a Subsidiary as a result of a transaction permitted hereunder, (b) no longer is required to be a Guarantor pursuant to Section 6.15(c) or (c) has been designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent that following any such release, any Real Property Asset owned by an otherwise to be released Guarantor that is obligated in respect of outstanding recourse debt for Funded Debt shall not be deemed an Unencumbered Property hereunder.  Upon request by the Administrative Agent at any time, the Required Lenders will confirm in writing the authority of the Administrative Agent to release any Guarantor from its obligations hereunder pursuant to this Section 9.11.  Upon the release of any Guarantor pursuant to this Section 9.11, the Administrative Agent shall (to the extent applicable) deliver to the Credit Parties, upon the Credit Parties’ request and at the Credit Parties’ expense, such documentation as is reasonably necessary to evidence the release of such Guarantor from its obligations under the Credit Documents.
 
9.12            Other Agents; Arrangers and Managers.
 
None of the Lenders or other Persons identified on the facing page or signature pages of this Credit Agreement as a “syndication agent,” “documentation agent,” “co-agent,” “book manager,” “lead manager,” “arranger,” “lead arranger” or “co-arranger” shall have any right, power, obligation, liability, responsibility or duty under this Credit Agreement other than, in the case of such Lenders, those applicable to all Lenders as such.  Without limiting the foregoing, none of the Lenders or other Persons so identified shall have or be deemed to have any fiduciary relationship with any Lender.  Each Lender acknowledges that it has not relied, and will not rely, on any of the Lenders or other Persons so identified in deciding to enter into this Credit Agreement or in taking or not taking action hereunder.
 
MISCELLANEOUS
 
10.01          Amendments, Etc.
 
No amendment or waiver of, or any consent to deviation from, any provision of this Credit Agreement or any other Credit Document shall be effective unless in writing and signed by the Borrower, the Guarantors (if applicable) and the Required Lenders and acknowledged by the Administrative Agent, and each such amendment, waiver or consent shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the specific purpose for which it is given; provided, however, that:
 
(a)              unless also signed by each Lender directly affected thereby, no such amendment, waiver or consent shall:
 
(i)            extend or increase the Commitment of any Lender (or reinstate any Commitment terminated pursuant to Section 8.02), it being understood that the amendment or waiver of an Event of Default or a mandatory reduction or a mandatory prepayment in Commitments shall not be considered an increase in Commitments,
 
 
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(ii)           waive non-payment or postpone any date fixed by this Credit Agreement or any other Credit Document for any payment of principal, interest, fees or other amounts due to any Lender hereunder or under any other Credit Document,
 
(iii)          reduce the principal of, or the rate of interest specified herein on, any Loan or L/C Borrowing, or any fees or other amounts payable hereunder or under any other Credit Document; provided, however, that only the consent of the Required Lenders shall be necessary (A) to amend the definition of “Default Rate” or to waive any obligation of the Borrower to pay interest at the Default Rate or (B) 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,
 
(iv)          change any provision of this Credit Agreement regarding pro rata sharing or pro rata funding with respect to (A) the making of advances (including participations), (B) the manner of application of payments or prepayments of principal, interest, or fees, (C) the manner of application of reimbursement obligations from drawings under Letters of Credit, or (D) the manner of reduction of commitments and committed amounts,
 
(v)           change any provision of this Section 10.01(a), the definition of “Required Lenders”, the definition of “Required Revolving Lenders” or any other provision hereof specifying the number or percentage of Lenders required to amend, waive or otherwise modify any rights hereunder or make any determination or grant any consent hereunder, or
 
(vi)          release the Borrower or all or substantially all of the Subsidiary Guarantors from their obligations hereunder (other than as provided herein or as appropriate in connection with transactions permitted hereunder);
 
(b)              unless also signed by the L/C Issuer, no such amendment, waiver or consent shall affect the rights or duties of the L/C Issuer under this Credit Agreement or any Letter of Credit Application relating to any Letter of Credit issued or to be issued by it;
 
(c)              unless also signed by the Swing Line Lender, no such amendment, waiver or consent shall affect the rights or duties of the Swing Line Lender under this Credit Agreement; and
 
 
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(d)              unless also signed by the Administrative Agent, no such amendment, waiver or consent shall affect the rights or duties of the Administrative Agent under this Credit Agreement or any other Credit Document;
 
provided, however, that notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, (i) no Defaulting Lender shall have any right to approve or disapprove any amendment, waiver or consent hereunder, except that, without the prior written consent of such Lender, (A) no Commitment of such Lender may be increased or extended, (B) the terms and conditions of this proviso may not be amended or otherwise modified and (C) no other amendment or other modification to this Agreement or any Note that would disproportionately affect a “Defaulting Lender” may be effective, (ii) each Lender is entitled to vote as such Lender sees fit on any bankruptcy or insolvency reorganization plan that affects the Loans, (iii) each Lender acknowledged that the provisions of Section 1126(c) of the Bankruptcy Code of the United States supersedes the unanimous consent provisions set forth herein, (iv) the Required Lenders may consent to allow a Credit Party to use cash collateral in the context of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding and (v) a Commitment Increase Amendment to give effect to any addition of Incremental Facilities shall be effective if executed by the Credit Parties, each Lender providing such Incremental Facility Commitment and the Administrative Agent.
 
Notwithstanding any provision herein to the contrary, this Agreement may be amended with the written consent of the Administrative Agent and the Borrower (i) to add one or more Incremental Facilities to this Agreement subject to the limitations in Sections 2.01(e) and (f) and to permit the extensions of credit and all related obligations and liabilities arising in connection therewith from time to time outstanding to share ratably (or on a basis subordinated to the existing Loans and Commitments hereunder) in the benefits of this Agreement and the other Credit Documents with the obligations and liabilities from time to time outstanding in respect of the existing Loans and Commitments hereunder, and (ii) in connection with the foregoing, to permit, as deemed appropriate by the Administrative Agent, the Lenders providing such Incremental Facilities to participate in any required vote or action required to be approved by the Required Lenders or by any other number, percentage or class of Lenders hereunder.
 
10.02          Notices and Other Communications; Facsimile Copies.
 
(a)        General.  Unless otherwise expressly provided herein, all notices and other communications provided for hereunder shall be in writing (including by facsimile transmission).  All such written notices shall be mailed certified or registered mail, faxed or delivered to the applicable address, facsimile number or (subject to subsection (c) below) electronic mail address, and all notices and other communications expressly permitted hereunder to be given by telephone shall be made to the applicable telephone number, as follows:
 
(i)            if to any Credit Party, the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender, to the address, facsimile number, electronic mail address or telephone number specified for such Person on Schedule 10.02 or to such other address, facsimile number, electronic mail address or telephone number as shall be designated by such party in a notice to the other parties; and
 
 
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(ii)            if to any other Lender, to the address, facsimile number, electronic mail address or telephone number specified in its Administrative Questionnaire or to such other address, facsimile number, electronic mail address or telephone number as shall be designated by such party in a notice to any Credit Party, the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer and the Swing Line Lender.
 
Notices sent by hand or overnight courier service, or mailed by certified or registered mail, shall be deemed to have been given when received; notices sent by facsimile shall be deemed to have been given when sent (except that, if not given during normal business hours for the recipient, shall be deemed to have been given at the opening of business on the next Business Day for the recipient).  Notices delivered through electronic communications to the extent provided in subsection (b) below, shall be effective as provided in such subsection (b).
 
(b)           Electronic Communications.  Notices and other communications to the Lenders hereunder may be delivered or furnished by electronic communication (including e-mail and Internet or intranet websites) pursuant to procedures approved by the Administrative Agent; provided, that the foregoing shall not apply to notices to any Lender pursuant to Article II if such Lender has notified the Administrative Agent that it is incapable of receiving notices under such Article by electronic communication.  The Administrative Agent or the Borrower may, in its respective discretion, agree to accept notices and other communications to it hereunder by electronic communications pursuant to procedures approved by it; provided, that approval of such procedures may be limited to particular notices or communications.
 
(c)           The Platform.  THE PLATFORM IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.”  THE AGENT PARTIES (AS DEFINED BELOW) DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE BORROWER MATERIALS OR THE ADEQUACY OF THE PLATFORM, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS FROM THE BORROWER MATERIALS.  NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS OR FREEDOM FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER CODE DEFECTS, IS MADE BY ANY AGENT PARTY IN CONNECTION WITH THE BORROWER MATERIALS OR THE PLATFORM.  In no event shall the Administrative Agent or any of its Related Parties (collectively, the “Agent Parties”) have any liability to the Borrower, any Lender, the L/C Issuer or any other Person for losses, claims, damages, liabilities or expenses of any kind (whether in tort, contract or otherwise) arising out of the Borrower’s or the Administrative Agent’s transmission of Borrower Materials through the Internet, except to the extent that such losses, claims, damages, liabilities or expenses are determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by a final and nonappealable judgment to have resulted from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of such Agent Party; provided, however, that in no event shall any Agent Party have any liability to the Borrower, any Lender, the L/C Issuer or any other Person for indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages (as opposed to direct or actual damages).
 
 
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(d)           Effectiveness of Facsimile Documents and Signatures.  Credit Documents may be transmitted and/or signed by facsimile.  The effectiveness of any such documents and signatures shall, subject to applicable Law, have the same force and effect as manually-signed originals and shall be binding on all Credit Parties, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders.  The Administrative Agent may also require that any such documents and signatures be confirmed by a manually-signed original thereof; provided, however, that the failure to request or deliver the same shall not limit the effectiveness of any facsimile document or signature.
 
(e)           Reliance by Administrative Agent and Lenders.  The Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall be entitled to rely and act upon any notices (including telephonic notices permitted under Section 2.02(a)) purportedly given by or on behalf of the Borrower even if (i) such notices were not made in a manner specified herein, were incomplete or were not preceded or followed by any other form of notice specified herein, or (ii) the terms thereof, as understood by the recipient, varied from any confirmation thereof.  The Borrower shall indemnify each Agent-Related Person and each Lender from all losses, costs, expenses and liabilities resulting from the reliance by such Person on each notice purportedly given by or on behalf of the Borrower.  All telephonic notices to and other communications with the Administrative Agent may be recorded by the Administrative Agent, and each of the parties hereto hereby consents to such recording.
 
(f)           Change of Address, Etc.  Each of the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer and the Swing Line Lender may change its address, telecopier or telephone number for notices and other communications hereunder by notice to the other parties hereto.  Each other Lender may change its address, telecopier or telephone number for notices and other communications hereunder by notice to the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer and the Swing Line Lender.  In addition, each Lender agrees to notify the Administrative Agent from time to time to ensure that the Administrative Agent has on record (i) an effective address, contact name, telephone number, telecopier number and electronic mail address to which notices and other communications may be sent and (ii) accurate wire instructions for such Lender.
 
10.03          No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies.
 
No failure by any Lender or the Administrative Agent to exercise, and no delay by any such Person in exercising, any right, remedy, power or privilege hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof; nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, remedy, power or privilege hereunder preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, remedy, power or privilege.  The rights, remedies, powers and privileges herein provided are cumulative and not exclusive of any rights, remedies, powers and privileges provided by law.
 
 
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   Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein or in any other Credit Document, the authority to enforce rights and remedies hereunder and under the other Credit Documents against the Credit Parties or any of them shall be vested exclusively in, and all actions and proceedings at law in connection with such enforcement shall be instituted and maintained exclusively by, the Administrative Agent in accordance with Section 8.02 for the benefit of all the Lenders; provided, however, that the foregoing shall not prohibit (a) the Administrative Agent from exercising on its own behalf the rights and remedies that inure to its benefit (solely in its capacity as Administrative Agent) hereunder and under the other Credit Documents, (b) the L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender from exercising the rights and remedies that inure to its benefit (solely in its capacity as L/C Issuer or Swing Line Lender, as the case may be) hereunder and under the other Credit Documents, (c) any Lender from exercising setoff rights in accordance with Section 10.09 (subject to the terms of Section 2.12), or (d) any Lender from filing proofs of claim or appearing and filing pleadings on its own behalf during the pendency of a proceeding relative to any Credit Party under any Debtor Relief Law; and provided, further, that if at any time there is no Person acting as Administrative Agent hereunder and under the other Credit Documents, then (i) the Required Lenders shall have the rights otherwise ascribed to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 8.02 and (ii) in addition to the matters set forth in clauses (b), (c) and (d) of the preceding proviso and subject to Section 2.12, any Lender may, with the consent of the Required Lenders, enforce any rights and remedies available to it and as authorized by the Required Lenders.
 
10.04          Attorney Costs, Expenses and Taxes.
 
The Credit Parties agree (a) to pay directly to the provider thereof or to pay or reimburse the Administrative Agent for all reasonable and documented costs and expenses incurred in connection with the development, preparation, negotiation and execution of this Credit Agreement and the other Credit Documents, the preservation of any rights or remedies under this Credit Agreement and the other Credit Documents, and any amendment, waiver, consent or other modification of the provisions hereof and thereof (whether or not the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby are consummated), and the consummation and administration of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, including all Attorney Costs and (b) to pay or reimburse the Administrative Agent and each Lender for all reasonable costs and expenses incurred following an Event of Default in connection with the enforcement, attempted enforcement, or preservation of any rights or remedies under this Credit Agreement or the other Credit Documents (including all such costs and expenses incurred during any “workout” or restructuring in respect of the Obligations and during any legal proceeding, including any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law), including all Attorney Costs.  The foregoing costs and expenses shall include all search, filing, recording, title insurance and appraisal charges and fees and taxes related thereto, and other reasonable and documented out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the Administrative Agent and the reasonable and documented cost of independent public accountants and other outside experts retained by the Administrative Agent or any Lender.  All amounts due under this Section 10.04 shall be payable within twenty (20) Business Days after written invoice therefor is received by the Borrower.  The agreements in this Section shall survive the termination of the Commitments and repayment of all other Obligations.
 
 
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10.05          Indemnification.
 
The Credit Parties shall indemnify and hold harmless each Agent-Related Person, each Lender and their respective Affiliates, directors, officers, employees, counsel, agents, trustees, advisors and attorneys-in-fact (collectively the “Indemnitees”) from and against any and all liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, claims, litigation, investigation, proceeding, demands, actions, judgments, suits, costs, expenses and disbursements (including Attorney Costs) of any kind or nature whatsoever (subject to the provisions of Section 3.01 with respect to Taxes and Other Taxes) that may at any time be imposed on, incurred by or asserted against any such Indemnitee (whether by a Credit Party or any other party) in any way relating to or arising out of or in connection with (a) the execution, delivery, enforcement, performance or administration of any Credit Document or any other agreement, letter or instrument delivered in connection with the transactions contemplated thereby or the consummation of the transactions contemplated thereby, or, in the case of the Administrative Agent (and any sub-agent thereof) and its Related Parties only, the administration of this Agreement and the other Credit Documents, (b) any Commitment, Loan or Letter of Credit or the use or proposed use of the proceeds therefrom (including any refusal by the L/C Issuer to honor a demand for payment under a Letter of Credit if the documents presented in connection with such demand do not strictly comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit), or (c) any actual or threatened claim, litigation, investigation or proceeding relating to any of the foregoing, whether based on contract, tort or any other theory (including any investigation of, preparation for, or defense of any pending or threatened claim, investigation, litigation or proceeding) and regardless of whether any Indemnitee is a party thereto (all the foregoing, collectively, the “Indemnified Liabilities”); provided, that such indemnification shall not, as to any Indemnitee, be available to the extent that such liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, claims, litigation, investigation, proceeding, demands, actions, judgments, suits, costs, expenses or disbursements are determined to have resulted from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of any Indemnitee.  No Indemnitee shall be liable for any damages arising from the use by others of any information or other materials obtained through SyndTrak or other similar information transmission systems in connection with this Credit Agreement, and no Indemnitee shall have any liability for any indirect or consequential damages relating to this Credit Agreement or any other Credit Document or arising out of its activities in connection herewith or therewith (whether before or after the Closing Date).  All amounts that may become due under this Section 10.05 shall be payable within twenty (20) Business Days after written invoice therefor is received by the Borrower.  The agreements in this Section 10.05 shall survive the resignation of the Administrative Agent, the assignment by any Lender of any of its interests hereunder, the replacement of any Lender, the termination of the Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all the other Obligations.
 
10.06          Payments Set Aside.
 
To the extent that any payment by or on behalf of the Borrower is made to the Administrative Agent or any Lender, or the Administrative Agent or any Lender exercises its right of set-off, and such payment or the proceeds of such set-off or any part thereof is subsequently invalidated, declared to be fraudulent or preferential, set aside or required (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the Administrative Agent or such Lender in its discretion) to be repaid to a trustee, receiver or any other party, in connection with any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law or otherwise, then (a) to the extent of such recovery, the obligation or part thereof originally intended to be satisfied shall be revived and continued in full force and effect as if such payment had not been made or such set-off had not occurred, and (b) each Lender severally agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent upon demand its applicable share of any amount so recovered from or repaid by the Administrative Agent, plus interest thereon from the date of such demand to the date such payment is made at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Rate from time to time in effect.
 
 
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10.07          Successors and Assigns.
 
(a)        The provisions of this Credit Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns permitted hereby, except that neither the Borrower nor any other Credit Party may assign or otherwise transfer any of its rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of each Lender and no Lender may assign or otherwise transfer any of its rights or obligations hereunder except (i) to an Eligible Assignee in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this Section, (ii) by way of participation in accordance with the provisions of subsection (d) of this Section, or (iii) by way of pledge or assignment of a security interest subject to the restrictions of subsection (f) or (i) of this Section (and any other attempted assignment or transfer by any party hereto shall be null and void).  Nothing in this Credit Agreement, expressed or implied, shall be construed to confer upon any Person (other than the parties hereto, their respective successors and assigns permitted hereby, Participants to the extent provided in subsection (d) of this Section and, to the extent expressly contemplated hereby, the Indemnitees) any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under or by reason of this Credit Agreement.
 
 
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(b)       Any Lender may at any time, with notice to the Borrower and, unless (1) an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing at the time of such assignment or (2) the assignment is to a Lender, an Affiliate of such Lender or an Approved Fund, the consent of the Borrower (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed), assign to one or more Eligible Assignees all or a portion of its rights and obligations under this Credit Agreement (including all or a portion of its Commitment and the Loans (including for purposes of this subsection (b), participations in L/C Obligations and in Swing Line Loans) at the time owing to it); provided, that (i) except in the case of an assignment of the entire remaining amount of the assigning Lender’s Commitment and the Loans at the time owing to it or in the case of an assignment to a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender or an Approved Fund with respect to a Lender, the aggregate amount of the Commitment (which for this purpose includes Loans outstanding thereunder) subject to each such assignment, determined as of the date the Assignment and Assumption with respect to such assignment is delivered to the Administrative Agent or, if “Trade Date” is specified in the Assignment and Assumption, as of the Trade Date, shall not be less than $5,000,000 unless each of the Administrative Agent and, so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Borrower otherwise consents (each such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) provided, however, that concurrent assignments to members of an Assignee Group and concurrent assignments from members of an Assignee Group to a single Eligible Assignee (or to an Eligible Assignee and members of its Assignee Group) will be treated as a single assignment for purposes of determining whether such minimum amount has been met; (ii) each partial assignment shall be made as an assignment of a proportionate part of all the assigning Lender’s rights and obligations under this Credit Agreement with respect to the Loans or the Commitment assigned, except that this clause (ii) shall not apply to rights in respect of Swing Line Loans; (iii) any assignment of a Commitment must be approved by the Administrative Agent and, with respect to any assignment of a Revolving Commitment, the L/C Issuer and the Swing Line Lender (each such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed), unless the Person that is the proposed assignee is itself a Lender (whether or not the proposed assignee would otherwise qualify as an Eligible Assignee); (iv) the parties to each assignment shall execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent an Assignment and Assumption, together with a processing and recordation fee in the amount of $3,500; provided, however, that the Administrative Agent may, in its sole discretion, elect to waive such processing and recordation fee in the case of any assignment and (v) no such assignment shall be made to (A) the Borrower or any of the Borrower’s Affiliates or Subsidiaries, (B) any Defaulting Lender or any of its Subsidiaries, or any Person who, upon becoming a Lender hereunder, would constitute any of the foregoing Persons described in this clause (B), or (C) a natural person.  In connection with any assignment of rights and obligations of any Defaulting Lender hereunder, no such assignment shall be effective unless and until, in addition to the other conditions thereto set forth herein, the parties to the assignment shall make such additional payments to the Administrative Agent in an aggregate amount sufficient, upon distribution thereof as appropriate (which may be outright payment, purchases by the assignee of participations or subparticipations, or other compensating actions, including funding, with the consent of the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, the applicable pro rata share of Loans previously requested but not funded by the Defaulting Lender, to each of which the applicable assignee and assignor hereby irrevocably consent), to (x) pay and satisfy in full all payment liabilities then owed by such Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent or any Lender hereunder (and interest accrued thereon) and (y) acquire (and fund as appropriate) its full pro rata share of all Loans and participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans in accordance with its Revolving Commitment Percentage.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that any assignment of rights and obligations of any Defaulting Lender hereunder shall become effective under applicable Law without compliance with the provisions of this paragraph, then the assignee of such interest shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender for all purposes of this Agreement until such compliance occurs.  Subject to acceptance and recording thereof by the Administrative Agent pursuant to subsection (c) of this Section, from and after the effective date specified in each Assignment and Assumption, the Eligible Assignee thereunder shall be a party to this Credit Agreement and, to the extent of the interest assigned by such Assignment and Assumption, have the rights and obligations of a Lender under this Credit Agreement, and the assigning Lender thereunder shall, to the extent of the interest assigned by such Assignment and Assumption, be released from its obligations under this Credit Agreement (and, in the case of an Assignment and Assumption covering all of the assigning Lender’s rights and obligations under this Credit Agreement, such Lender shall cease to be a party hereto but shall continue to be entitled to the benefits of Sections 3.01, 3.04, 3.05, 10.04 and 10.05 with respect to facts and circumstances occurring prior to the effective date of such assignment).  Upon request, the Borrower (at its expense) shall execute and deliver a Note to the assignee Lender.  Any assignment or transfer by a Lender of rights or obligations under this Credit Agreement that does not comply with this subsection shall be treated for purposes of this Credit Agreement as a sale by such Lender of a participation in such rights and obligations in accordance with subsection (d) of this Section.
 
 
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(c)        The Administrative Agent, acting solely for this purpose as an agent of the Borrower, shall maintain at the Administrative Agent’s Office a copy of each Assignment and Assumption delivered to it and a register for the recordation of the names and addresses of the Lenders, and the Commitments of, and principal amounts of the Loans and L/C Obligations owing to, each Lender pursuant to the terms hereof from time to time (the “Register”).  The entries in the Register shall be conclusive absent manifest error, and the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders may treat each Person whose name is recorded in the Register pursuant to the terms hereof as a Lender hereunder for all purposes of this Agreement, notwithstanding notice to the contrary.  In addition, the Administrative Agent shall maintain on the Register information regarding the designation, and revocation of designation, of any Lender as a Defaulting Lender.  The Register shall be available for inspection by the Borrower at any reasonable time and from time to time upon reasonable prior notice.  In addition, at any time that a request for a consent for a material or other substantive change to the Credit Documents is pending, any Lender wishing to consult with other Lenders in connection therewith may request and receive from the Administrative Agent a copy of the Register.
 
(d)       Any Lender may at any time, without the consent of, or notice to, the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, sell participations to any Person (other than a natural person or the Borrower or any of the Borrower’s Affiliates or Subsidiaries) (each, a “Participant”) in all or a portion of such Lender’s rights and/or obligations under this Credit Agreement (including all or a portion of its Commitment and/or the Loans (including such Lender’s participations in L/C Obligations and/or Swing Line Loans) owing to it); provided, that (i) such Lender’s obligations under this Credit Agreement shall remain unchanged, (ii) such Lender shall remain solely responsible to the other parties hereto for the performance of such obligations and (iii) the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the other Lenders shall continue to deal solely and directly with such Lender in connection with such Lender’s rights and obligations under this Credit Agreement.  Any agreement or instrument pursuant to which a Lender sells such a participation shall provide that such Lender shall retain the sole right to enforce this Credit Agreement and to approve any amendment, modification or waiver of any  provision of this Credit Agreement; provided, that such agreement or instrument may provide that such Lender will not, without the consent of the Participant, agree to any amendment, waiver or other modification that extends the time for, reduces the amount or alters the application of proceeds with respect to such obligations and payments required therein that directly affects such Participant.  Subject to subsection (e) of this Section, the Borrower agrees that each Participant shall be entitled to the benefits of Sections 3.01, 3.04 and 3.05 to the same extent as if it were a Lender and had acquired its interest by assignment pursuant to subsection (b) of this Section.  To the extent permitted by law, each Participant also shall be entitled to the benefits of Section 10.09 as though it were a Lender; provided, such Participant agrees to be subject to Section 2.12 as though it were a Lender.
 
(e)       A Participant shall not be entitled to receive any greater payment under Section 3.01 or 3.04 than the applicable Lender would have been entitled to receive with respect to the participation sold to such Participant.  A Participant that would be a Foreign Lender if it were a Lender shall not be entitled to the benefits of Section 3.01 unless the Borrower is notified of the participation sold to such Participant and such Participant agrees, for the benefit of the Borrower, to comply with Section 10.15 as though it were a Lender.
 
(f)        Any Lender may at any time pledge or assign a security interest in all or any portion of its rights under this Credit Agreement (including under its Note, if any) to secure obligations of such Lender, including any pledge or assignment to secure obligations to a Federal Reserve Bank; provided, that no such pledge or assignment shall release such Lender from any of its obligations hereunder or substitute any such pledgee or assignee for such Lender as a party hereto.
 
 
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(g)       Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, any Lender that is a Fund may (without notice to or the consent of any of the parties hereto) create a security interest in all or any portion of the Loans owing to it and the Note, if any, held by it to the trustee for holders of obligations owed, or securities issued, by such Fund as security for such obligations or securities; provided, that unless and until such trustee actually becomes a Lender in compliance with the other provisions of this Section 10.07, (i) no such pledge shall release the pledging Lender from any of its obligations under the Credit Documents and (ii) such trustee shall not be entitled to exercise any of the rights of a Lender under the Credit Documents even though such trustee may have acquired ownership rights with respect to the pledged interest through foreclosure or otherwise.
 
(h)       Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, if at any time Bank of America assigns all of its Commitment and Loans pursuant to subsection (b) above, Bank of America may, (i) upon thirty (30) days’ notice to the Borrower and the Lenders, resign as L/C Issuer and/or (ii) upon thirty (30) days’ notice to the Borrower, resign as Swing Line Lender.  In the event of any such resignation as L/C Issuer or Swing Line Lender, the Borrower shall be entitled to appoint from among the Lenders a successor L/C Issuer or Swing Line Lender hereunder (with the consent of the Lender so-appointed); provided, however, that no failure by the Borrower to appoint any such successor shall affect the resignation of Bank of America as L/C Issuer or Swing Line Lender,