Agreement

Contract

by Delphi Automotive
May 8th, 2009
Exhibit 99(a)
          THIRD AMENDMENT TO ACCOMMODATION AGREEMENT (this “Amendment”) dated as of May 7, 2009, and effective as of the Effective Date (as hereinafter defined), among DELPHI CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation (the “Borrower”), a debtor and debtor-in-possession in a case pending under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, and the subsidiaries of the Borrower signatory hereto (each a “Guarantor” and collectively the “Guarantors”), each of which Guarantors is a debtor and debtor-in-possession in a case pending under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, the Lenders party hereto, and JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as administrative agent for the Lenders (in such capacity, the “Administrative Agent”).
WITNESSETH:
     WHEREAS, the Borrower, the Guarantors, the Lenders (or in the case of the Accommodation Agreement, certain Lenders), the Administrative Agent and Citicorp USA, Inc., as Syndication Agent, are parties to (a) that certain Amended and Restated Revolving Credit, Term Loan and Guaranty Agreement, dated as of May 9, 2008 (as the same has been and may be further amended, modified or supplemented from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”) and (b) that certain Accommodation Agreement, dated as of December 12, 2008 (as the same has been and may be further amended, modified or supplemented from time to time, the “Accommodation Agreement”); unless otherwise specifically defined herein, each term used herein that is defined in the Accommodation Agreement has the meaning assigned to such term in the Accommodation Agreement;
     WHEREAS, the Borrower and the Guarantors desire to modify the Accommodation Agreement as provided herein;
     WHEREAS, the Required First Priority Participant Lenders and the Required Total Participant Lenders have agreed, subject to the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth, to modify the Accommodation Agreement in response to the Borrower’s request as set forth below;
     NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and for other good and valuable consideration (the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged), the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:
     1. Amendments to Accommodation Agreement. The Accommodation Agreement is hereby amended as follows:
     (a) Section 1(b) of the Accommodation Agreement is hereby amended by adding the following definitions in alphabetical order to said Section 1(b):
     “Third Amendment to the Accommodation Agreement” shall mean the Third Amendment to the Accommodation Agreement, dated as of May 7, 2009.
     (b) The definition of “Accommodation Default” in Section 1(b) of the Accommodation Agreement is hereby amended by (x) deleting “or” at the end of clause (iv), (y) deleting the period at the end of clause (v) and replacing it with “; or” and (z) adding the following new clause (vi): “(vi) The GM Transaction Termsheet Condition shall have failed to be satisfied on or prior to May 21, 2009.”

 


 

     (c) Section 1(b) of the Accommodation Agreement is hereby further amended by deleting the dates “May 9, 2009” and “May 8, 2009” in clause (iv) of the definition of “Accommodation Period” and replacing them with “June 2, 2009” and “June 1, 2009” respectively.
     (d) Section 3(e)(iv) of the Accommodation Agreement is hereby amended by deleting the phrase “Section 5(II)(E) of the Second Supplemental Second Amendment to the Accommodation Agreement” and replacing it with “clause (II)(E) of the first sentence of Section 4 of the Third Amendment to the Accommodation Agreement.”
     (e) Section 3(m) of the Accommodation Agreement is hereby amended by deleting the dates “May 5, 2009” and “May 4, 2009” in clause (i) thereof and replacing them with “May 22, 2009” and “May 21, 2009” respectively.
     (f) Section 3 of the Accommodation Agreement is hereby amended by adding subsection (o) to read as follows:
     ”(o) The Borrower hereby agrees to continue to explore strategic alternatives for resolving the Borrower’s Chapter 11 Cases.”
     (g) Schedule I of the Accommodation Agreement is hereby amended by replacing the text of paragraph 4 of such schedule with “[Intentionally omitted.]”.
     2. Representation and Warranty. The Borrower and the Guarantors hereby represent and warrant that (i) all representations and warranties in the Accommodation Agreement, the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects on and as of the Effective Date except to the extent such representations and warranties expressly relate to an earlier date and (ii) after giving effect to the amendments set forth in Sections 1(b), (c), (e) and (g) above as if such amendments had been in effect on May 4, 2009, no Event of Default (other than a Specified Default) has occurred and is continuing on the date hereof.
     3. Conditions to Effectiveness. This Amendment shall become effective on the date (the “Effective Date”) on which each of the following shall have occurred and the Administrative Agent shall have received evidence reasonably satisfactory to it of such occurrence:
     (i) this Amendment shall have been executed by the Borrower, the Guarantors, the Required First Priority Participant Lenders and the Required Total Participant Lenders;
     (ii) the Borrower shall have executed and delivered its signature page to the engagement letter acknowledging the Administrative Agent’s retention of The Blackstone Group pursuant to Section 10.05(a) of the Credit Agreement; and
     (iii) immediately prior to the effectiveness of this Amendment, but after giving effect to the amendments set forth in Sections 1(b), (c), (e) and (g) above as if such amendments had been in effect on May 4, 2009, no Event of Default (other than a Specified Default) shall have occurred and be continuing.

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     4. Conditions Subsequent. This Amendment shall automatically be null and void and of no further force and effect on May 12, 2009 (the “First Termination Date”), unless prior to such date (I) the Bankruptcy Court shall have entered one or more orders reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to the Administrative Agent authorizing (A) this Amendment (it being understood and agreed by the parties hereto that such approval is not required for this Amendment to become effective, but will be sought by the Borrower solely for the avoidance of doubt), which authorization may be on an interim or a final basis, (B) the payment by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent of all fees referred to herein or in that certain Fee Letter (the “Fee Letter”) dated as of May 6, 2009, (C) the payment by the Borrower to any Lenders of all fees referred to in any separate side letters (as such side letters may be amended, the “Expense Side Letters”), and (D) the payment by the Borrower of the Amendment Fees (as defined below), and (II) the Borrower shall have (A) paid to the Administrative Agent all fees referred to herein or in the Fee Letter, (B) paid to each Participant Lender that has executed and delivered a signature page hereto to the Administrative Agent no later than 3:00 p.m. (New York City time) on May 7, 2009, an amendment fee in an amount equal to 20 basis points of the Tranche A Total Commitment Usage, Tranche B Loans and Tranche C Loans of each such Participant Lender as of the Effective Date (the “Amendment Fees”), (C) paid all invoiced expenses (including the fees and expenses of counsel to the Administrative Agent) of the Administrative Agent incurred in connection with the preparation, negotiation and execution of this Amendment and other matters relating to the Loan Documents in accordance with Section 10.05 of the Credit Agreement, (D) paid all invoiced expenses of the Lenders payable pursuant to any Expense Side Letters and (E) applied $45,000,000 from one or more Incremental Borrowing Base Cash Collateral Accounts to the repayment of Obligations in accordance with Section 2.19(b) of the Credit Agreement. Furthermore, this Amendment shall automatically be null and void and of no further force and effect on May 23, 2009 (the “Second Termination Date”), unless prior to such date (i) the order or orders referred to in clause (I) of the immediately preceding sentence shall have been entered on a final basis (with only such changes to the interim order as are reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to the Administrative Agent), and (ii) the Borrower shall have paid (x) all invoiced expenses (including the fees and expenses of counsel to the Administrative Agent) of the Administrative Agent incurred in connection with the preparation, negotiation and execution of this Amendment and other matters relating to the Loan Documents in accordance with Section 10.05 of the Credit Agreement and (y) all invoiced expenses of the Lenders payable pursuant to any Expense Side Letters.
     5. Release. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in consideration of the Agents’ and the execution of this Amendment by the Participant Lenders that executed and delivered this Amendment (together with any such Participant Lender’s successors and assigns, the “Amendment Participant Lenders”), the Borrower and the Guarantors each, on behalf of itself and each of its successors and assigns (including, without limitation, any receiver or trustee, collectively, the “Releasors”), does hereby forever release, discharge and acquit the Agents, each Amendment Participant Lender and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliate corporations or partnerships, and their respective officers, directors, partners, trustees, shareholders, agents, attorneys and employees, and their respective successors, heirs and assigns, in the case of each of the foregoing solely in their capacities as such (collectively, the “Releasees”) of and from any and all claims, demands, liabilities, rights, responsibilities, disputes, causes of action (whether at law or equity), indebtedness and obligations (collectively, “Claims”), of every type, kind, nature, description or character, and irrespective of how, why or by reason of what facts, whether such Claims have heretofore arisen, are now existing or

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hereafter arise, or which could, might, or may be claimed to exist, of whatever kind or name, whether known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, liquidated or unliquidated, each as though fully set forth herein at length, which in any way arise out of, are connected with or in any way relate to actions or omissions which occurred on or prior to the date hereof with respect to the Obligations, this Amendment, the Accommodation Agreement, the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document. This Section 5 shall survive (i) the expiration or termination of the Accommodation Period, of the Accommodation Agreement and of this Amendment (including due to the occurrence of the First Termination Date or the Second Termination Date) and (ii) the termination of the Credit Agreement, the payment in full of all Obligations and the termination of all Commitments.
     6. Miscellaneous.
          (a) The Amendment Participant Lenders hereby waive any defaults (including any Automatic Accommodation Termination Defaults or Accommodation Defaults) that may have occurred as a result of the failure of the Borrower to (i) apply the aggregate amount held in all Incremental Borrowing Base Cash Collateral Accounts to the repayment of Obligations pursuant to Section 3(m)(i) of the Accommodation Agreement or (ii) satisfy the GM Transaction Termsheet Condition on or prior to May 4, 2009.
          (b) Except to the extent hereby amended, each Loan Party hereby affirms that the terms of the other Loan Documents (i) secure, and shall continue to secure, and (ii) guarantee, and shall continue to guarantee, in each case, the Obligations (as defined in the Credit Agreement) and acknowledges and agrees that each Loan Document is, and shall continue to be, in full force and effect and is hereby ratified and affirmed in all respects.
          (c) The Borrower agrees that its obligations set forth in Section 10.05 of the Credit Agreement shall extend to the preparation, execution and delivery of this Amendment, including the reasonable fees and disbursements of special counsel to the Administrative Agent and the Arrangers.
          (d) No Person other than the parties hereto and any other Participant Lender, and, in the case of Section 5 hereof, the Releasees, shall have any rights hereunder or be entitled to rely on this Amendment, and all third-party beneficiary rights (other than the rights of the Releasees under Section 5 hereof and any other Participant Lender) are hereby expressly disclaimed.
          (e) The parties hereto hereby agree that Section 8 of the Credit Agreement shall apply to this Amendment and each other Loan Document and all actions taken or not taken by the Administrative Agent or any Participant Lender contemplated hereby.
          (f) Nothing in this Amendment shall be deemed, asserted or construed to impair or prejudice the rights of the Administrative Agent and the Participant Lenders to appear and be heard on any issue, or to object to any relief sought, in the Bankruptcy Court, except to the extent that such actions would constitute a breach of the Administrative Agent’s or any Participant Lender’s obligations under the Accommodation Agreement.
          (g) Any provision of this Amendment held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such

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invalidity, illegality or unenforceability without affecting the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions hereof, and the invalidity of a particular provision in a particular jurisdiction shall not invalidate such provision in any other jurisdiction.
          (h) Section headings used herein are for convenience only and are not to affect the construction of or be taken into consideration in interpreting this Amendment.
          (i) This Amendment may be executed in any number of counterparts and by the different parties hereto in separate counterparts, each of which when so executed and delivered shall be deemed to be an original and all of which taken together shall constitute but one and the same instrument. A facsimile or .pdf copy of a counterpart signature page shall serve as the functional equivalent of a manually executed copy for all purposes.
          (j) THIS AMENDMENT SHALL IN ALL RESPECTS BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK AND (TO THE EXTENT APPLICABLE) THE BANKRUPTCY CODE.
          (k) EACH OF THE BORROWER, THE GUARANTORS, THE AGENTS AND EACH PARTICIPANT LENDER HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY ACTION, PROCEEDING OR COUNTERCLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AMENDMENT.
[SIGNATURE PAGES TO FOLLOW]

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          IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Amendment to be duly executed as of the day and the year first written.
         
  BORROWER

DELPHI CORPORATION
 
 
  By:   /s/ John D. Sheehan    
    Name:   John D. Sheehan   
    Title:   Vice President and Chief Financial Officer   

 


 

         
         
  GUARANTORS:

DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS (HOLDING), INC.,
a Delaware corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ John D. Sheehan    
    Name:   John D. Sheehan   
    Title:   President   
 
  DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GLOBAL (HOLDING), INC.,
a Delaware corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ John D. Sheehan    
    Name:   John D. Sheehan   
    Title:   President   
 
  DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS LLC,
a Delaware limited liability company
 
 
  By:   /s/ John D. Sheehan    
    Name:   John D. Sheehan   
    Title:   Vice President & Chief Financial Officer   
 
  DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS RISK MANAGEMENT CORP.,
a Delaware corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ John D. Sheehan    
    Name:   John D. Sheehan   
    Title:   Vice President & Treasurer   

 


 

         
         
  DELPHI FOREIGN SALES CORPORATION,
a Virgin Islands corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ John D. Sheehan    
    Name:   John D. Sheehan   
    Title:   Controller   
 
  DELPHI INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS CORP.,
a Delaware corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ John D. Sheehan    
    Name:   John D. Sheehan   
    Title:   President   
 
  DELPHI LIQUIDATION HOLDING COMPANY,
a Delaware corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ John D. Sheehan    
    Name:   John D. Sheehan   
    Title:   President   
 
  DELPHI LLC,
a Delaware limited liability company
 
 
  By:   /s/ John D. Sheehan    
    Name:   John D. Sheehan   
    Title:   President   
 
  DELPHI NY HOLDING CORPORATION,
a New York corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ John D. Sheehan    
    Name:   John D. Sheehan   
    Title:   President   

 


 

         
         
  ASEC MANUFACTURING GENERAL PARTNERSHIP,
a Delaware general partnership
 
 
  By:   /s/ John P. Arle    
    Name:   John P. Arle   
    Title:   Treasurer   
 
  ASEC SALES GENERAL PARTNERSHIP,
a Delaware general partnership
 
 
  By:   /s/ John P. Arle    
    Name:   John P. Arle   
    Title:   Treasurer   
 
  DELCO ELECTRONICS OVERSEAS CORPORATION,
a Delaware corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ John P. Arle    
    Name:   John P. Arle   
    Title:   Assistant Treasurer   
 
  DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS KOREA, INC.,
a Delaware corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ John P. Arle    
    Name:   John P. Arle   
    Title:   Chief Executive Officer & President   
 
  DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS HUMAN RESOURCES LLC,
a Delaware limited liability company
 
 
  By:   /s/ John P. Arle    
    Name:   John P. Arle   
    Title:   Vice President & Treasurer   

 


 

         
         
  DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, INC.,
a Delaware corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ John P. Arle    
    Name:   John P. Arle   
    Title:   Treasurer   
 
  DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS OVERSEAS CORPORATION,
a Delaware corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ John P. Arle    
    Name:   John P. Arle   
    Title:   Treasurer   
 
  DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS SERVICES LLC,
a Delaware limited liability company
 
 
  By:   /s/ John P. Arle    
    Name:   John P. Arle   
    Title:   Treasurer   
 
  DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS TENNESSEE, INC.,
a Delaware corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ John P. Arle    
    Name:   John P. Arle   
    Title:   Treasurer   
 
  DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS THAILAND, INC.,
a Delaware corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ John P. Arle    
    Name:   John P. Arle   
    Title:   Treasurer   

 


 

         
         
  DELPHI CONNECTION SYSTEMS,
a California corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ John P. Arle    
    Name:   John P. Arle   
    Title:   Treasurer   
 
  DELPHI ELECTRONICS (HOLDING) LLC,
a Delaware limited liability company
 
 
  By:   /s/ John P. Arle    
    Name:   John P. Arle   
    Title:   Assistant Treasurer   
 
  DELPHI INTERNATIONAL SERVICES, INC.,
a Delaware corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ John P. Arle    
    Name:   John P. Arle   
    Title:   Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer   
 
  DELPHI MECHATRONIC SYSTEMS, INC.,
a Delaware corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ John P. Arle    
    Name:   John P. Arle   
    Title:   Treasurer   
 
  DELPHI SERVICES HOLDING CORPORATION,
a Delaware corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ John P. Arle    
    Name:   John P. Arle   
    Title:   Treasurer   

 


 

         
         
  EXHAUST SYSTEMS CORPORATION,
a Delaware corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ John P. Arle    
    Name:   John P. Arle   
    Title:   Assistant Treasurer   
 
  DELPHI MEDICAL SYSTEMS COLORADO CORPORATION,
a Colorado corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ John P. Arle    
    Name:   John P. Arle   
    Title:   Assistant Treasurer   
 
  DELPHI MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION,
a Delaware corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ John P. Arle    
    Name:   John P. Arle   
    Title:   Assistant Treasurer   
 
  DELPHI MEDICAL SYSTEMS TEXAS CORPORATION,
a Delaware corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ John P. Arle    
    Name:   John P. Arle   
    Title:   Assistant Treasurer   
 
  DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,
a Delaware corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ John P. Arle    
    Name:   John P. Arle   
    Title:   Vice President and Treasurer   

 


 

         
         
  ASPIRE, INC.,
a Michigan corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ James P. Whitson    
    Name:   James P. Whitson   
    Title:   Vice President   
 
  DELPHI CHINA LLC,
a Delaware limited liability company
 
 
  By:   /s/ James P. Whitson    
    Name:   James P. Whitson   
    Title:   Chief Tax Officer   
 
  DELPHI DIESEL SYSTEMS CORP.,
a Delaware corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ James P. Whitson    
    Name:   James P. Whitson   
    Title:   Chief Tax Officer   
 
  DELPHI INTEGRATED SERVICE SOLUTIONS, INC.,
a Michigan corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ James P. Whitson    
    Name:   James P. Whitson   
    Title:   Vice President   
 
  SPECIALTY ELECTRONICS, INC.,
a South Carolina corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ James P. Whitson    
    Name:   James P. Whitson   
    Title:   Chief Tax Officer   

 


 

         
         
  SPECIALTY ELECTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.,
a Virgin Islands corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ James P. Whitson    
    Name:   James P. Whitson   
    Title:   Chief Tax Officer   
 
  PACKARD HUGHES INTERCONNECT COMPANY,
a Delaware corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ James P. Whitson    
    Name:   James P. Whitson   
    Title:   Chief Tax Officer   
 
  ENVIRONMENTAL CATALYSTS, LLC,
a Delaware limited liability company
 
 
  By:   /s/ James P. Whitson    
    Name:   James P. Whitson   
    Title:   Chief Tax Officer   
 
  DREAL, INC.,
a Delaware corporation
 
 
  By:   /s/ James P. Whitson    
    Name:   James P. Whitson   
    Title:   Chief Tax Officer   

 


 

         
Signature page for the Third Amendment to the Accommodation Agreement, dated as of May 7, 2009 among Delphi Corporation and the lenders party thereto
         
  Name of Lender:
 
 
  By:      
    Name:      
    Title: