Amendment

Amendment No. 1

by 1worldspace
February 9th, 2009

Exhibit 10.1

EXECUTION VERSION

AMENDMENT NO. 1

Dated as of January 6, 2009            

AMENDMENT NO. 1 to the Senior Secured Super Priority Priming Debtor in Possession Credit Agreement by and among WORLDSPACE, INC., a Delaware corporation, as a debtor and a debtor in possession, AFRISPACE, INC., a Maryland corporation, as a debtor and a debtor in possession, WORLDSPACE SYSTEMS CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation, as a debtor and a debtor in possession (collectively, the “Borrowers”), CITADEL ENERGY HOLDINGS LLC, a Cayman Islands limited liability company, HIGHBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL LLC, a Cayman Islands limited liability company, OZ MASTER FUND, LTD., a Cayman Islands limited liability company, SILVER OAK CAPITAL LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (collectively, the “Lenders”).

PRELIMINARY STATEMENTS:

(1) The Borrower and the Lenders have entered into a Senior Secured Super Priority Priming Debtor in Possession Credit Agreement dated as of November 5, 2008 (the “DIP Credit Agreement”). Capitalized terms not otherwise defined in this Amendment No. 1 (the “Amendment”) have the same meanings as specified in the DIP Credit Agreement.

(2) The Borrower and the Lenders have agreed to amend the DIP Credit Agreement as hereinafter set forth.

(3) Accordingly, in consideration of the mutual agreements contained in the DIP Credit Agreement and set forth herein and other good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency and receipt of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows, effective as of the date hereof.

SECTION 1. Amendments to DIP Credit Agreement. Subject to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 2 of this Amendment, the DIP Credit Agreement is hereby amended as follows:

(a) The definition of “Budget” in Section 1.01 is hereby amended by inserting the following words immediately prior to the period at the end of such definition:”, as amended by the Budget attached as Exhibit A to that certain Amendment No. 1 to the DIP Credit Agreement, dated as of January 6, 2009”

(b) The definition of “Maturity Date” in Section 1.1 is hereby amended and restated in its entirety to read as follows:

Maturity Date. That date which is the earliest of (a) January 29, 2009; (b) the effective date of the Borrowers’ Reorganization Plan that has been confirmed by an order of the Bankruptcy Court; and (c) the date on which the Borrowers have consummated, pursuant to Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code and a final order of the Bankruptcy Court, a sale or sales of all or substantially all of the Borrowers’ assets.”


(c) Section 13.1(n) is amended to replace “ninety (90) days” with “one-hundred and four (104) days”.

SECTION 2. Conditions of Effectiveness. This Amendment shall become effective as of the date hereof, but only upon the satisfaction in full, in a manner reasonably satisfactory to the Lenders, of the following conditions precedent (the first date upon which all such conditions have been satisfied being herein called the “Amendment Effective Date”):

(a) No Event of Default. Other than with respect to any Defaults or Events of Default of which the Debtors have informed the Lenders, no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing on the Amendment Effective Date or would result from this Amendment becoming effective in accordance with its terms.

(b) Delivery of Documents. The Lenders shall have received on or before the Amendment Effective Date the following, each in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Lenders and, unless indicated otherwise, dated the Amendment Effective Date:

(i) counterparts of this Amendment which bear the signatures of the Borrowers and the Lenders; and

(ii) an acknowledgment and consent, in the form attached as Exhibit B to this Amendment, duly executed by each Guarantor.

(c) Bankruptcy Court Approval. Entry of an Order of the Bankruptcy Court approving this amendment in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Lenders.

SECTION 3. Reference to and Effect on the DIP Credit Agreement.

(a) On and after the effectiveness of this Amendment, each reference in the DIP Credit Agreement to “this Agreement”, “hereunder”, “hereof” or words of like import referring to the DIP Credit Agreement, and each reference in the Notes to “the Credit Agreement”, “thereunder”, “thereof” or words of like import referring to the DIP Credit Agreement, shall mean and be a reference to the DIP Credit Agreement, as amended by this Amendment.

(b) The DIP Credit Agreement as specifically amended by this Amendment, is and shall continue to be in full force and effect and are hereby in all respects ratified and confirmed.

(c) The execution, delivery and effectiveness of this Amendment shall not, except as expressly provided herein, operate as a waiver of any right, power or remedy of any Lender under the DIP Credit Agreement, nor constitute a waiver of any provision of the DIP Credit Agreement. For further clarity, by executing this Amendment, the Lenders are not waiving any of their rights or remedies with respect to any Defaults or Events of Default, whether known or unknown to the Lenders, that may exist as of the date of the execution of this Amendment.

 

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SECTION 4. Representations and Warranties of the Borrower. Each Borrower represents and warrants as follows:

(a) The execution, delivery and performance by such Borrower of this Amendment and the Loan Documents, as amended hereby, to which it is or is to be a party are within such Borrower’s corporate powers, have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action.

(b) This Amendment has been duly executed and delivered by the Borrowers and the Consent has been duly executed by each Guarantor. This Amendment and each of the other Loan Documents, as amended hereby, to which the Borrowers are a party are legal, valid and binding obligations of the Borrower and the Guarantors, enforceable against the Borrowers and the Guarantors in accordance with their respective terms.

SECTION 5. Exhibit A. The Budget attached as Exhibit A to this Amendment is the amended Budget as agreed by the Borrowers and the Lenders to replace the Budget attached to the Interim Order.

SECTION 6. Amendment as Loan Document. The Borrowers hereby acknowledge and agree that this Amendment constitutes a Loan Document under the DIP Credit Agreement. Accordingly, it shall be an Event of Default under the DIP Credit Agreement if (1) any representation or warranty made by the Borrowers under or in connection with this Amendment shall have been untrue, false or misleading in any material respect when made, or (2) the Borrowers shall fail to perform or observe any term, covenant or agreement contained in this Amendment.

SECTION 7. Execution in Counterparts. This Amendment may be executed in any number of counterparts and by different parties hereto in separate counterparts, each of which when so executed shall be deemed to be an original and all of which taken together shall constitute but one and the same agreement. Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page to this Amendment by any means shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Amendment.

SECTION 8. Expenses. Pursuant to Section 16 of the DIP Credit Agreement, all reasonable out of pocket fees, costs and expenses incurred or sustained by the Lenders in connection with this Amendment, including the reasonable fees and disbursements of legal counsel for the Lenders in producing, reproducing and negotiating the Amendment, will be for the account of the Borrowers whether or not this Amendment is consummated.

SECTION 9. Full Force and Effect: No Other Amendments. Except as expressly provided in this Amendment, all of the terms and conditions of the DIP Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents remain in full force and effect. Nothing contained in this Amendment shall in any way prejudice, impair or effect any rights or remedies of any Lender or the Borrowers under the DIP Credit Agreement or the other Loan Documents. Except as expressly amended or waived hereby, the DIP Credit Agreement, the other Loan Documents and all documents, instruments and agreements related thereto, are hereby ratified and confirmed

 

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in all respects and shall continue in full force and effect. The DIP Credit Agreement, together with this Amendment, shall be read and construed as a single agreement. All references in the Loan Documents to the DIP Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document shall hereafter refer to the DIP Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document as amended hereby.

SECTION 10. Governing Law. THIS AMENDMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. The captions in this Amendment are for convenience of reference only and shall not define or limit the provisions hereof.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Amendment to be executed by their respective officers thereunto duly authorized, as of the date first above written.

 

WORLDSPACE INC., as a Debtor and Debtor in Possession
By   /s/ Noah A. Samara
  Name: Noah A. Samara
  Title: Chief Executive Officer

 

AFRISPACE, INC., as a Debtor and Debtor in Possession
By   /s/ Noah A. Samara
  Name: Noah A. Samara
  Title: Chief Executive Officer

 

WORLDSPACE SYSTEMS CORPORATION, as a Debtor and Debtor in Possession
By   /s/ Noah A. Samara
  Name: Noah A. Samara
  Title: Chief Executive Officer

 

WorldSpace Credit Agreement Amendment No. 1


CITADEL ENERGY HOLDINGS LLC

BY: CITADEL ADVISORS LLC, ITS

MANAGER

By   /s/ Erica Tarpey
  Name: Erica Tarpey
  Title: Authorized Signatory

 

WorldSpace Credit Agreement Amendment No. 1


HIGHBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL LLC

BY: HIGHBRIDGE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT,

LLC, ITS TRADING MANAGER

By   /s/ Adam J. Chill
  Name: Adam J. Chill
  Title: Managing Director

 

WorldSpace Credit Agreement Amendment No. 1


OZ MASTER FUND, LTD.

OZ MANAGEMENT LP, ITS INVESTMENT

MANAGER

BY: OCH-ZIFF HOLDING CORPORATION, ITS

GENERAL PARTNER

By   /s/ Joel M. Frank
  Name: Joel M. Frank
  Title: Chief Financial Officer

 

WorldSpace Credit Agreement Amendment No. 1


SILVER OAK CAPITAL LLC
By   /s/ Michael L. Gordon
  Name: Michael L Gordon
  Title: Authorized Signatory

 

WorldSpace Credit Agreement Amendment No. 1


EXHIBIT A

BUDGET


WorldSpace Budget Update

Including 2 weeks ending January 30, 2009

 

 

    Original 13-Wk DIP Period   Extended 2-Wk DIP Period    

Week beginning Monday,

  Cumulative
12/22/2008
  12/29/2008   1/5/2009   1/12/2009   Total 13
Week Period
  1/19/2009   1/26/2009   Total 15
Week Period

Asset Preservation

               

ROC - US

  $ 417,133     —       —       —     $ 417,133     —       —     $ 417,133

ROC - Australia

    169,392     —     $ 55,396     —       224,788     —     $ 55,396     280,184

ROC - Other

    —     $ 2,730     460     —       3,190     —       —       3,190

BOC Operations

    191,920     41,400     24,404     —       257,724   $ 36,000     18,960     312,684

WorldSpace Italia

    250,821     —       —       —       250,821     50,000     —       300,821

WorldSpace France

    141,098     —       —       —       141,098     42,000     —       183,098

TCR Operations

    49,000     23,000     —       —       72,000     49,000     —       121,000

Satellite Storage

    410,390     —       —     $ 84,500     494,890     —       —       494,890

Satellite Insurance

    511,007     —       —       —       511,007     —       —       511,007

Property and Casualty Insurance

    139,534     —       23,000     —       162,534     —       23,000     185,534

Other

    171,653     —       50,000     —       221,653     81,500     —       303,153
                                               

Total Asset Preservation

  $ 2,451,948   $ 67,130   $ 153,260   $ 84,500   $ 2,756,838   $ 258,500   $ 97,356   $ 3,112,694

Payroll

               

CRO

  $ 347,768   $ 103,500     —       —     $ 451,268     —     $ 80,000   $ 531,268

US Payroll & Benefits

    2,610,696     286,000   $ 80,000   $ 295,000     3,271,696     —       345,000     3,616,696

International Payroll & Benefits

    651,542     15,000     80,281     41,000     787,823     —       —       787,823

Other Non-Critical Payroll and Benefits

    130,000     —       —       —       130,000     —       —       130,000
                                               

Total Payroll

  $ 3,740,006   $ 404,500   $ 160,281   $ 336,000   $ 4,640,787     —     $ 425,000   $ 5,065,787

Ordinary Course Professional Fees

  $ 4,500     —       —       —     $ 4,500   $ 50,223     —     $ 54,723

France - based legal counsel

    30,000     —       —     $ 20,000     50,000     —       —       50,000

Data Room & Sales Process Fees

    10,173     —     $ 1,000     —       11,173     5,000     —       16,173

Systems-Related Expenses

    152,680   $ 15,989     —       42,457     211,126     39,500     —       250,626

Utility Deposits

    51,790     —       —       —       51,790     —       —       51,790

Property, Income and other taxes

    153,485     34,485     100,000     30,000     317,970     —     $ 189,041     507,011

Intl Advisors

    33,881     —       —       106,315     140,196     —       —       140,196

Misc. Corporate Expenses

    70,255     7,500     7,500     7,500     92,755     7,500     7,500     107,755
                                               

Total Corporate Disbursements

  $ 506,764   $ 57,974   $ 108,500   $ 206,272   $ 879,510   $ 102,223   $ 196,541   $ 1,178,274

Advisory Fees

               

Debtor Legal Counsel

  $ 493,898     —       —     $ 1,006,102   $ 1,500,000     —     $ 250,000   $ 1,750,000

Debtor Financial Advisors

    101,473     —       —       298,527     400,000     —       50,000     450,000

Unsecured Creditor Counsel /FA

    —       —       —       800,000     800,000     —       125,000     925,000

Claims Agent/ Court Costs

    37,000     —       —       125,000   $ 162,000   $ 30,000     9,500     201,500
                                               

Total Advisory Fees

  $ 632,371     —       —     $ 2,229,629   $ 2,862,000   $ 30,000   $ 434,500   $ 3,326,500
                                               

Total Cash Disbursements

  $ 7,331,089   $ 529,604   $ 422,041   $ 2,856,401   $ 11,139,135   $ 390,723   $ 1,153,397   $ 12,683,255
                                               

DIP Availability

  $ 5,668,911   $ 5,139,307   $ 4,717,266   $ 1,860,865   $ 1,860,865   $ 1,470,142   $ 316,745   $ 316,745

Cash on Hand

    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a     96,000     96,000     96,000     96,000
                                               

Total Availability

    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   $ 1,956,865   $ 1,566,142   $ 412,745   $ 412,745