Credit Agreement

Amendment No. 11 and Agreement

Execution Version

Exhibit 10.1

 

AMENDMENT NO. 11 AND AGREEMENT

This Amendment No. 11 AND AGREEMENT (this  "Amendment") dated as of May 13, 2015 (the "Effective Date") is among Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc., a Delaware corporation  (the "Borrower"), the Guarantors (as defined in the Credit Agreement referred to below), the Lenders (as defined below) party hereto (collectively, the “Executing Lenders,” and each individually an “Executing Lender”), and KeyBank National Association, as Administrative Agent and as Issuing Lender (as such terms are defined below).

RECITALS

A.The Borrower is party to that certain Credit Agreement dated as of March 29, 2011  (as amended by Amendment No. 1 dated as of April 29, 2011, Amendment No. 2 & Agreement dated as of September 15, 2011, the Resignation, Consent and Appointment Agreement and Amendment Agreement dated as of April 6, 2012, Amendment No. 3 & Agreement dated as of May 8, 2012, Amendment No. 4 dated as of July 31, 2012, Amendment No. 5 dated as of October 30, 2012, Amendment No. 6 dated as of March 29, 2013, Amendment No. 7 dated as of May 16, 2013, Amendment No. 8 dated as of November 6, 2013, Amendment No. 9 dated as of May 14, 2014, and Amendment No. 10 dated as of October 1, 2014, and as the same may be further amended, restated or otherwise modified from time to time, the "Credit Agreement") among the Borrower, the lenders party thereto from time to time (the "Lenders"), and KeyBank National Association (as successor in interest to BNP Paribas), as administrative agent (in such capacity, the "Administrative Agent") and as issuing lender (in such capacity, the "Issuing Lender").  Each capitalized term defined in the Credit Agreement and used herein without definition shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the Credit Agreement, unless expressly provided to the contrary.

B.The Executing Lenders wish to, subject to the terms and conditions of this Amendment,  (i) decrease the Borrowing Base and (ii)  amend the Credit Agreement as provided herein.

THEREFORE, the Borrower, the Guarantors, the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Lender, and the Executing Lenders hereby agree as follows:

Section 1. Defined Terms.  As used in this Amendment, each of the terms defined in the opening paragraph and the Recitals above shall have the meanings assigned to such terms therein.

Section 2. Other Definitional ProvisionsArticle, Section, Schedule, and Exhibit references are to Articles and Sections of and Schedules and Exhibits to this Amendment, unless otherwise specified.  All references to instruments, documents, contracts, and agreements are references to such instruments, documents, contracts, and agreements as the same may be amended, supplemented, and otherwise modified from time to time, unless otherwise specified.  The words "hereof", "herein", and "hereunder" and words of similar import when used in this Amendment shall refer to this Amendment as a whole and not to any particular provision of this Amendment.  The term "including" means "including, without limitation,".  Paragraph headings have been inserted in this Amendment as a matter of convenience for reference only and it is agreed that such paragraph headings are not a part of this Amendment and shall not be used in the interpretation of any provision of this Amendment.


 

Section 3. Redetermination of Borrowing Base

(a) Subject to the terms of this Amendment and in accordance with Section 2.02(b)(i) of the Credit Agreement, as amended hereby, as of the Effective Date, the Borrowing Base shall be $550,000,000, and such Borrowing Base shall remain in effect at such amount until the Borrowing Base is next redetermined in accordance with Section 2.02 of the Credit Agreement.    

(b) The redetermination of the Borrowing Base pursuant to this Section 3 shall constitute the scheduled redetermination of the Borrowing Base pursuant to Section 2.02 of the Credit Agreement with respect to the Independent Engineering Report dated effective January  1,  2015.  

Section 4. Amendments to Credit Agreement

(a) Section 1.01 of the Credit Agreement is hereby amended by inserting the following new defined terms in appropriate alphabetical order:

Senior Debt” means, as of any date, without duplication, the sum of (a) all Debt of the Borrower and any of its Subsidiaries owed to the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank, the Lenders or any of them under any Loan Document, whether for principal, interest (including post-petition interest), reimbursement of amounts drawn under any Letter of Credit, funding indemnification amounts, fees, expenses, indemnification or otherwise, and (b) all Second Lien Debt, whether for principal, interest (including post-petition interest), reimbursement of amounts drawn under any Letter of Credit, funding indemnification amounts, fees, expenses, indemnification or otherwise.  

(b) Section 1.01 of the Credit Agreement is hereby amended by deleting the defined term “Independent Engineering Report” in its entirety and replacing it with the following new defined term:

"Independent Engineering Report" means a report, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, prepared by an Independent Engineer (or prepared by the Borrower and audited by an Independent Engineer), addressed to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders with respect to the Oil and Gas Properties owned by the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower (or to be acquired by the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower, as applicable) which are or are to be included in the Borrowing Base, which report shall (a) specify the location, quantity, and type of the estimated Proven Reserves attributable to such Oil and Gas Properties, (b) contain a projection of the rate of production of such Oil and Gas Properties, (c) contain an estimate of the net operating revenues to be derived from the production and sale of Hydrocarbons from such Proven Reserves based on product price and cost escalation assumptions reasonably specified by the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, and (d) contain such other information as is customarily obtained from and provided in such reports or is otherwise reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent.

(c) Section 1.01 of the Credit Agreement is hereby amended by deleting the defined term “Minimum Interest Coverage Ratio” in its entirety and replacing it with the following new defined term:

"Minimum Interest Coverage Ratio" means, as of such date of determination, the ratio of (a) the consolidated EBITDAX of the Borrower for the four fiscal quarter period then ended, to (b) interest expense (including, without limitation, capitalized interest) of the

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Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries for the four (4) fiscal quarter period then ended.

(d) Section 6.18 of the Credit Agreement is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:

Section 6.18Maximum Debt Ratio.  The Borrower shall not permit, commencing with the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2015, the ratio of (a) the consolidated Senior Debt of the Borrower as of each fiscal quarter end to (b) the consolidated EBITDAX of the Borrower for the four (4) fiscal quarter period then ended, to be greater than 2.50 to 1.00.

(e) Section 6.20 of the Credit Agreement is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:

Section 6.20Minimum Interest Coverage Ratio.  Borrower shall not permit, commencing with the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2015, the Minimum Interest Coverage Ratio as of each fiscal quarter end of the Borrower to be less than 2.50 to 1.00.

Section 5. Representations and Warranties.  The Borrower and each Guarantor represents and warrants that: (a) the representations and warranties contained in the Credit Agreement and the representations and warranties contained in the other Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects on and as of the Effective Date as if made on and as of such date, except to the extent that any such representation or warranty expressly relates solely to an earlier date, in which case such representation or warranty is true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date; (b) no Default has occurred and is continuing; (c) the execution, delivery and performance of this Amendment are within the corporate or limited liability company, as applicable, power and authority of such Person and have been duly authorized by appropriate corporate or limited liability company, as applicable, action and proceedings; (d) this Amendment constitutes the legal, valid, and binding obligation of such Person enforceable in accordance with its terms, except as limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium, or similar laws affecting the rights of creditors generally and general principles of equity; (e) there are no governmental or other third party consents, licenses and approvals required in connection with the execution, delivery, performance, validity and enforceability of this Amendment; (f) the Liens under the Security Instruments are valid and subsisting and secure Borrower’s obligations under the Loan Documents; and (g) as to each Guarantor, it has no defenses to the enforcement of its Guaranty.

Section 6. Conditions to Effectiveness.    This Amendment shall become effective on the Effective Date and enforceable against the parties hereto upon the occurrence of the following conditions precedent: 

(a) The Administrative Agent shall have received multiple original counterparts, as requested by the Administrative Agent, of this Amendment duly and validly executed and delivered by duly authorized officers of the Borrower, the Guarantors, the Issuing Lender and the Required Lenders.

(b) No Default shall have occurred and be continuing as of the Effective Date.

(c) The representations and warranties in this Amendment shall be true and correct in all material respects.

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(d) The Borrower shall have paid (i) all costs and expenses which have been invoiced and are payable pursuant to Section 10.04 of the Credit Agreement, and (ii) an amendment fee to the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Executing Lenders executing this Amendment on or prior to the Effective Date, in an amount equal to .10%  of such Executing Lender’s Threshold Amount. 

Section 7. Acknowledgments and Agreements.    

(a) The Borrower acknowledges that on the date hereof all Obligations are payable without defense, offset, counterclaim or recoupment.

(b) The Administrative Agent, the Issuing Lender and the Lenders hereby expressly reserve all of their rights, remedies, and claims under the Loan Documents.  Nothing in this Amendment shall constitute a waiver or relinquishment of (i) (1) any Default or Event of Default under any of the Loan Documents, (2) any of the agreements, terms or conditions contained in any of the Loan Documents, or (3) any rights or remedies of the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Lender or any Lender with respect to the Loan Documents, or (ii) the rights of the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Lender or any Lender to collect the full amounts owing to them under the Loan Documents.

(c) Each of the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Lender and the Lenders does hereby adopt, ratify, and confirm the Credit Agreement, as amended and otherwise modified hereby, and acknowledges and agrees that the Credit Agreement, as amended and otherwise modified hereby, is and remains in full force and effect, and the Borrower acknowledges and agrees that its liabilities and obligations under the Credit Agreement, as amended and otherwise modified hereby, are not impaired in any respect by this Amendment.

(d) From and after the Effective Date, all references to the Credit Agreement and the Loan Documents shall mean such Credit Agreement and such Loan Documents as amended and otherwise modified by this Amendment.

(e) This Amendment is a Loan Document for the purposes of the provisions of the other Loan Documents.  Without limiting the foregoing, any breach of representations, warranties, and covenants under this Amendment shall be a Default or Event of Default, as applicable, under the Credit Agreement.

Section 8. Reaffirmation of Guaranty.  Each Guarantor hereby ratifies, confirms, acknowledges and agrees that its obligations under its Guaranty,  as amended and otherwise modified hereby, are in full force and effect and that such Guarantor continues to unconditionally and irrevocably guarantee the full and punctual payment, when due, whether at stated maturity or earlier by acceleration or otherwise, of all of the Obligations, as such Obligations may have been amended by this Amendment, and its execution and delivery of this Amendment does not indicate or establish an approval or consent requirement by the Guarantor in connection with the execution and delivery of amendments, consents or waivers to the Credit Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents.

Section 9. Counterparts.  This Amendment may be signed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be an original and all of which, taken together, constitute a single instrument.  This Amendment may be executed by facsimile signature or signature delivered by other electronic means and all such signatures shall be effective as originals.

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Section 10. Successors and Assigns.  This Amendment shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns permitted pursuant to the Credit Agreement.

Section 11. Invalidity.  In the event that any one or more of the provisions contained in this Amendment shall for any reason be held invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other provision of this Amendment.

Section 12. Governing Law.  This Amendment shall be deemed to be a contract made under and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas.

Section 13. RELEASE.  THE BORROWER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT ON THE DATE HEREOF ALL OBLIGATIONS ARE PAYABLE WITHOUT DEFENSE, OFFSET, COUNTERCLAIM OR RECOUPMENT.  IN ADDITION, EACH OF THE BORROWER, THE GUARANTORS AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE SUBSIDIARIES (FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS, AGENTS, ASSIGNS, TRANSFEREES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS) HEREBY RELEASES ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, CAUSES OF ACTION OR OTHER DISPUTES IT MAY HAVE AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT, THE ISSUING LENDER, ANY OF THE LENDERS, LEGAL COUNSEL TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT, THE ISSUING LENDER OR ANY OF THE LENDERS, CONSULTANTS HIRED BY ANY OF THE FOREGOING, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS OF ANY KIND OR NATURE ARISING OUT OF, RELATED TO, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH, THE CREDIT AGREEMENT OR THE LOAN DOCUMENTS, IN EACH CASE WHICH MAY HAVE ARISEN ON OR BEFORE THE DATE OF THIS AMENDMENT.  EACH OF THE BORROWER, THE GUARANTORS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUBSIDIARIES HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT HAS READ THIS AMENDMENT AND HAS CONFERRED WITH ITS COUNSEL AND ADVISORS REGARDING ITS CONTENT, INCLUDING THIS SECTION 13, AND IS FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY ENTERING INTO THIS AMENDMENT, AND HEREBY AGREES TO WAIVE ANY CLAIM THAT THE TERMS OF THIS AMENDMENT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE RELEASES CONTAINED HEREIN) ARE INVALID OR OTHERWISE UNENFORCEABLE.

Section 14. Entire AgreementTHIS AMENDMENT, THE CREDIT AGREEMENT AS AMENDED BY THIS AMENDMENT, THE NOTES, AND THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS CONSTITUTE THE ENTIRE UNDERSTANDING AMONG THE PARTIES HERETO WITH RESPECT TO THE SUBJECT MATTER HEREOF AND SUPERSEDE ANY PRIOR AGREEMENTS, WRITTEN OR ORAL, WITH RESPECT THERETO.

THERE ARE NO UNWRITTEN ORAL AGREEMENTS AMONG THE PARTIES.

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EXECUTED effective as of the date first above written.

 

 

 

 

BORROWER:

 

Bonanza Creek Energy, inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By: /s/ Christopher I. Humber

 

 

Name: Christopher I. Humber

 

 

Title: EVP & General Counsel

 

 

 

GUARANTORS:

 

 

 

 

Bonanza Creek Energy Operating Company, LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By: /s/ Christopher I. Humber

 

 

Name: Christopher I. Humber

 

 

Title: EVP & General Counsel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonanza Creek Energy Resources, LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By: /s/ Christopher I. Humber

 

 

Name: Christopher I. Humber

 

 

Title: EVP & General Counsel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonanza Creek Energy Midstream, LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By: /s/ Christopher I. Humber

 

 

Name: Christopher I. Humber

 

 

Title: EVP & General Counsel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonanza Creek Energy upstream LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By: /s/ Christopher I. Humber

 

 

Name: Christopher I. Humber

 

 

Title: EVP & General Counsel

 

Signature Page to Amendment No. 11 and Agreement

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOLMES EASTERN COMPANY, LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By: /s/ Christopher I. Humber

 

 

Name: Christopher I. Humber

 

 

Title: EVP & General Counsel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN INFRASTRUCTURE, LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By: /s/ Christopher I. Humber

 

 

Name: Christopher I. Humber

 

 

Title: EVP & General Counsel

 

 

 

 

 

Signature Page to Amendment No. 11 and Agreement

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.


 

 

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT/ ISSUING LENDER/LENDER:

 

 

 

 

KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Administrative Agent, Issuing Lender, and a Lender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:/s/ George E. McKean

 

 

Name:  George E. McKean

 

 

Title:  Senior Vice President

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signature Page to Amendment No. 11 and Agreement

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.


 

 

 

 

 

LENDER:

 

COMPASS BANK, as a Lender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By: /s/ Rhianna Disch

 

 

Name: Rhianna Disch

 

 

Title: Vice President

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signature Page to Amendment No. 11 and Agreement

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.


 

 

 

 

 

 

LENDER:

 

SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE,  as a Lender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By: /s/ Elena Robciuc

 

 

Name: Elena Robciuc

 

 

Title: Managing Director

 

 

 

 

Signature Page to Amendment No. 11 and Agreement

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.


 

 

 

 

 

 

LENDER:

 

BMO Harris Financing, Inc.,  as a Lender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By: /s/ Gumaro Tijerina

 

 

Name: Gumaro Tijerina

 

 

Title: Managing Director

 

 

 

 

Signature Page to Amendment No. 11 and Agreement

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.


 

 

 

 

 

 

LENDER:

 

Wells Fargo Bank. N.A.,  as a Lender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By: /s/ Jonathan Herrick

 

 

Name: Jonathan Herrick

 

 

Title: Vice President

 

 

 

 

Signature Page to Amendment No. 11 and Agreement

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.


 

 

 

 

 

 

LENDER:

 

jpmorgan chase bank, n.a.,  as a Lender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By: /s/ Elizabeth Schorman

 

 

Name: Elizabeth Schorman

 

 

Title: Vice President

 

 

 

 

 

Signature Page to Amendment No. 11 and Agreement

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.


 

 

 

 

 

 

LENDER:

 

ROYAL BANK OF CANADA,  as a Lender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By: /s/ Mark Lumpkin, Jr.

 

 

Name: Mark Lumpkin, Jr.

 

 

Title: Authorized Signatory

 

 

 

Signature Page to Amendment No. 11 and Agreement

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

LENDER:

 

CADENCE BANK, N.A.,  as a Lender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By: /s/ Eric Broussard

 

 

Name: Eric Broussard

 

 

Title: Executive Vice President

 

 

 

 

Signature Page to Amendment No. 11 and Agreement

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

LENDER:

 

IBERIABANK,  as a Lender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By: /s/ Cameron D. Jones

 

 

Name: Cameron D. Jones

 

 

Title: Senior Vice President

 

 

Signature Page to Amendment No. 11 and Agreement

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

LENDER:

 

THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA,  as a Lender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By: /s/ Alan Dawson

 

 

Name: Alan Dawson

 

 

Title: Director

 

 

 

 

Signature Page to Amendment No. 11 and Agreement

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.