Amendment

AMENDMENT NO. 2 Dated as of August 13, 2004 to LOCAL CURRENCY ADDENDUM Dated as of October 17, 1997 as Amended by Amendment No. 1, Dated June 23, 1998

by Ecolab
November 4th, 2004

Exhibit 10.A(ii)

 

AMENDMENT NO. 2

 

Dated as of August 13, 2004

 

to

 

LOCAL CURRENCY ADDENDUM

 

dated as of October 17, 1997

 

As Amended by Amendment No. 1, dated June 23, 1998

 

THIS AMENDMENT NO. 2 dated as of August 13, 2004, (“Amendment”) is entered into by and among ECOLAB INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), ECOLAB PTY LIMITED (ACN 000 449 990) (“Ecolab PTY”), the Local Currency Banks party from time to time to the Local Currency Addendum referred to below (the “Local Currency Banks”), CITICORP USA, INC., as administrative agent under the Credit Agreement referred to below (the “Agent”) and CITISECURITIES LIMITED (ACN 008 489 610), as local currency agent (the “Local Currency Agent”).  Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in that certain Multicurrency Credit Agreement dated as of September 29, 1993, as amended and restated as of August 13, 2004 (the “Credit Agreement”), among the Company, Ecolab PTY, Ecolab Finance PTY Limited (ACN 082 979 655), the financial institutions party thereto as Banks, the Agent, Citibank International plc, as Euro-Agent, JPMorgan Chase Bank, as Syndication Agent and Credit Suisse First Boston, as Documentation Agent.

 

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT

 

A.                                   The Company, Ecolab PTY, Citibank, N.A. (as predecessor to the Agent), the Local Currency Banks and the Local Currency Agent are parties to a Local Currency Addendum dated as of October 17, 1997 (the “Local Currency Addendum”) to the Credit Agreement, pursuant to which the Local Currency Banks have agreed to make Local Currency Advances to the Company and Ecolab PTY.

 

B.                                     The Company, Ecolab PTY, the Agent, the Local Currency Banks and the Local Currency Agent have agreed to amend the Local Currency Addendum on the terms and subject to the conditions hereinafter set forth.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises set forth above, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Company, Ecolab PTY, the Agent, the Local Currency Banks and the Local Currency Agent, agree as follows:

 

SECTION 1.                                Amendment to Local Currency Addendum.  Effective as of the date first above written and subject to the fulfillment of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 2., the Local Currency Addendum is amended as follows:

 



 

(a)                                  The definition of “Credit Agreement” in Section 1.01 is deleted and replaced by the following:

 

Credit Agreement” means the Multicurrency Credit Agreement dated as of September 29, 1993, as amended and restated as of August 13, 2004, among Ecolab Inc., the Borrowing Subsidiaries from time to time party thereto, the financial institutions from time to time party thereto as Banks, Citicorp USA, Inc., as Administrative Agent, Citibank International plc, as Euro-Agent, JPMorgan Chase Bank, as Syndication Agent and Credit Suisse First Boston, as Documentation Agent, as the same may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

 

(b)                                 The table of Local Currency Commitments on Schedule I is deleted and the following is substituted therefor:

 

Local Currency Bank Name

 

Local Currency
Commitment

 

 

 

Citicorp USA, Inc.

 

US $61,220,000*

JPMorgan Chase Bank

 

US $61,220,000*

Credit Suisse First Boston

 

US $53,560,000*

 

 

 

Local Currency Facility Aggregate Commitment

 

US $176,000,000**

 


 

*Less, in each case, the Local Currency Advances outstanding from such Local Currency Bank under the Ecolab Finance PTY Addendum.

 

**Less the aggregate Local Currency Advances outstanding under the Ecolab Finance PTY Addendum.

 

(c)                                  The list of Applicable Local Currency Lending Offices on Schedule I is deleted and the following is substituted therefor:

 

Local Currency Bank Name

 

Applicable Local
Currency Lending Office

Citicorp USA, Inc.

 

Level 10 Citibank Centre
1 Margaret Street
Sydney, New South Wales

 

 

Attention:

Vice President,
Corporate Finance

 

 

Telecopy No.: 612-9262-2520

 

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JPMorgan Chase Bank

 

1 O’Connell Street
Sydney, New South Wales
Attention: Grant Bolam
Telecopy No.: 612-9551-6359

 

 

 

Credit Suisse First Boston

 

101 Collins Street, Level 27
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

 

 

 

Attention:

Malcolm White,
Head of Credit
Administration

 

 

 

Telecopy No.: 613-928-01-844

 

 

(d)                                 The table of applicable margins in the definition of “Applicable Margin” on Schedule II is deleted and the following is substituted therefor:

 

Credit Rating

 

Applicable Margin
(Rate per Annum)

 

 

 

 

 

A+ or better (S&P) or
A1 or better (Moody’s)

 

0.140

%

 

 

 

 

Below A+ (S&P) and A1 (Moody’s) but
A (S&P) or
A2 (Moody’s)

 

0.180

%

 

 

 

 

Below A (S&P) and A2(Moody’s) but
A- (S&P) or
A3 (Moody’s)

 

0.220

%

 

 

 

 

Below A- (S&P) and A3 (Moody’s)
but
BBB+ (S&P) or
Baa1 (Moody’s)

 

0.335

%

 

 

 

 

Below BBB+ (S&P) and Baa1 (Moody’s)

 

0.425

%

 

SECTION 2.                                Conditions Precedent.  This Amendment shall become effective and shall be deemed effective as of the date first above written upon receipt by the Agent of six (6) copies of this Amendment duly executed by each of the Company, Ecolab PTY, the Local Currency Banks and the Local Currency Agent.

 

SECTION 3.                                Representation and Warranty of Ecolab PTY.  In order to induce the Local Currency Banks to execute and deliver this Amendment, Ecolab PTY hereby represents to the Local Currency Banks that as of the date hereof, the representations and warranties set forth in Article III of the Local Currency addendum are true and correct and Ecolab PTY is in full compliance with all of the terms and conditions of the Local Currency Addendum.

 

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SECTION 4.                                Reference to and Effect on the Local Currency Amendment.  Upon the effectiveness of this Amendment, each reference in the Local Currency Addendum to “this Addendum”, “hereunder”, “hereof”, “herein”, or words of like import shall mean and be a reference to the Local Currency Addendum as modified hereby, and each reference to the Local Currency Addendum in any other document, instrument or agreement shall mean and be a reference to the Local Currency Addendum as modified hereby.

 

SECTION 5.                                GOVERNING LAW.  THIS AMENDMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE OTHER REMAINING TERMS OF THE CREDIT AGREEMENT AND THE LOCAL CURRENCY ADDENDUM AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

 

SECTION 6.                                Paragraph Headings.  The paragraph headings contained in this Amendment are and shall be without substance, meaning or content of any kind whatsoever and are not a part of the agreement among the parties hereto.

 

SECTION 7.                                Counterparts.  This Amendment may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Amendment has been duly executed as of the day and year first above written.

 

 

ECOLAB INC.

 

 

 

By:

/s/Mark D. Vangsgard

 

Name:

Mark D. Vangsgard

 

Title:

Vice President & Treasurer

 

 

 

Signed, sealed and delivered by Mark D. Vangsgard as attorney for Ecolab PTY Limited (ANC 000 449 990) under power of attorney dated August 13, 2004 in the presence of

 

 

 

/s/David F. Duvick

 

(Witness)

 

 

 

David F. Duvick

 

(Name)

 

 

 

6524 Wilryan Avenue, Edina, MN 55439

 

(Address)

 

 

 

Attorney

 

(Occupation)

 

 

 

/s/Mark D. Vangsgard

 

By executing this deed the attorney states that the attorney has received no notice of revocation of the power of attorney

 



 

 

CITIBANK, N.A.

 

 

 

By:

/s/Carolyn Sheridan

 

Name:

Carolyn Sheridan

 

Title:

Vice President

 

 

 

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK

 

 

 

By:

/s/Laura J. Cumming

 

Name:

Laura J. Cumming

 

Title:

Vice President

 

 

 

CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON, acting
through its Cayman Islands Branch

 

 

 

By:

/s/Karl Studer

 

Name:

Karl Studer

 

Title:

Director

 

 

 

By:

/s/Karim Blasetti

 

Name:

Karim Blasetti

 

Title:

Associate

 

 

 

CITISECURITIES LIMITED (ACN 008 489
610) as the Local Currency Agent

 

 

 

By:

/s/Loma Saker

 

Name:

Loma Saker

 

Title:

Assistant Vice President (ID 61733)

 

 

 

By:

/s/Karen Langworthy

 

Name:

Karen Langworth

 

Title:

Vice President

 

 

 

CITICORP USA, INC., as the Agent

 

 

 

By:

/s/William S. Timmons, III

 

Name:

William S. Timmons III

 

Title:

Vice President