Second Amended And Restated Credit Agreement

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

 

 

SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT

Dated as of February 14, 2018

among

POTLATCH CORPORATION,
POTLATCH FOREST HOLDINGS, INC.

and

POTLATCH LAND & LUMBER, LLC

as Borrowers,

Any Material Subsidiaries of the Borrowers
which may from time to time be required to become a party hereto
as Guarantors

KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lender and L/C Issuer,

and

THE LENDERS PARTY HERETO

KEYBANC CAPITAL MARKETS, INC.

and

MERRILL LYNCH, PIERCE, FENNER & SMITH INCORPORATED
as Joint Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
as Syndication Agent

and

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

NORTHWEST FARM CREDIT SERVICES, PCA,

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.

and

THE TORONTO-DOMINION BANK, NEW YORK BRANCH

as Co-Documentation Agents

 

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

SectionPage

ARTICLE I DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS

1

 

 

1.01

Defined Terms1

 

 

1.02

Other Interpretive Provisions35

 

 

1.03

Accounting Terms36

 

 

1.04

Rounding37

 

 

1.05

References to Agreements and Laws37

 

 

1.06

Exchange Rates; Currency Equivalents37

 

 

1.07

Additional Alternative Currencies37

 

 

1.08

Change of Currency38

 

 

1.09

Times of Day39

 

 

1.10

Letter of Credit Amounts39

 

ARTICLE II COMMITMENTS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS

39

 

 

2.01

Committed Loans39

 

 

2.02

Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Committed Loans40

 

 

2.03

Term Loan41

 

 

2.04

Letters of Credit42

 

 

2.05

Swing Line Loans54

 

 

2.06

Prepayments58

 

 

2.07

Termination or Reduction of Commitments59

 

 

2.08

Repayment of Loans59

 

 

2.09

Interest60

 

 

2.10

Fees60

 

 

2.11

Computation of Interest and Fees; Retroactive Adjustments of Applicable Rate61

 

 

2.12

Evidence of Debt62

 

 

2.13

Payments Generally62

 

 

2.14

Sharing of Payments by Lenders64

 

 

2.15

Increase in Aggregate Commitments65

 

 

2.16

Joint and Several Liability of Borrowers67

 

 

2.17

Appointment of the Administrative Borrower69

 

 

2.18

Cash Collateral69

 

 

2.19

Defaulting Lenders70

 

ARTICLE III TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY

73

 

 

3.01

Taxes73

 

 

3.02

Illegality78

 

 

3.03

Inability to Determine Rates79

 

 

3.04

Increased Costs; Reserves on LIBOR Loans81

 

 

3.05

Compensation for Losses82

 

 

3.06

Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders83

 

 

3.07

Survival84

 

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ARTICLE IV CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO CREDIT EXTENSIONS

84

 

 

4.01

Conditions to Amendment and Restatement84

 

 

4.02

Conditions to all Credit Extensions86

 

ARTICLE V REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

87

 

 

5.01

Financial Condition87

 

 

5.02

No Material Change; No Internal Control Event88

 

 

5.03

Organization and Good Standing88

 

 

5.04

Power; Authorization; Enforceable Obligations88

 

 

5.05

No Conflicts89

 

 

5.06

No Default89

 

 

5.07

Ownership; Liens89

 

 

5.08

Indebtedness90

 

 

5.09

Litigation90

 

 

5.10

Taxes90

 

 

5.11

Compliance with Law90

 

 

5.12

ERISA90

 

 

5.13

Corporate Structure; Capital Stock, Etc92

 

 

5.14

Governmental Regulations, Etc92

 

 

5.15

Purpose of Loans and Letters of Credit93

 

 

5.16

Environmental Matters93

 

 

5.17

Solvency94

 

 

5.18

Investments94

 

 

5.19

Disclosure94

 

 

5.20

No Burdensome Restrictions94

 

 

5.21

Brokers’ Fees94

 

 

5.22

Labor Matters95

 

 

5.23

REIT Status95

 

 

5.24

Business Locations95

 

 

5.25

Casualty, Etc95

 

 

5.26

Intellectual Property.95

 

 

5.27

Insurance95

 

 

5.28

Anti-Corruption Laws96

 

ARTICLE VI AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS

96

 

 

6.01

Information Covenants96

 

 

6.02

Preservation of Existence, Franchises and REIT Status99

 

 

6.03

Books and Records100

 

 

6.04

Compliance with Law100

 

 

6.05

Payment of Taxes and Other Claims100

 

 

6.06

Insurance100

 

 

6.07

Maintenance of Property; Management of Timberlands101

 

 

6.08

Use of Proceeds101

 

 

6.09

Audits/Inspections101

 

 

6.10

Financial Covenants101

 

 

6.11

Additional Guarantors101

 

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6.12

Performance of Obligations102

 

 

6.13

Timberland Valuation Updates102

 

 

6.14

Anti-Corruption Laws102

 

ARTICLE VII NEGATIVE COVENANTS

102

 

 

7.01

Indebtedness103

 

 

7.02

Liens105

 

 

7.03

Nature of Business108

 

 

7.04

Consolidation, Merger, Dissolution, etc108

 

 

7.05

Asset Dispositions108

 

 

7.06

Investments109

 

 

7.07

Restricted Payments110

 

 

7.08

Limitation on Actions with Respect to Other Indebtedness110

 

 

7.09

Transactions with Affiliates111

 

 

7.10

Fiscal Year; Organizational Documents112

 

 

7.11

Limitation on Restricted Actions112

 

 

7.12

Ownership of Subsidiaries112

 

 

7.13

Sale Leasebacks113

 

 

7.14

No Further Negative Pledges113

 

 

7.15

Subsidiaries113

 

 

7.16

Use of Proceeds113

 

 

7.17

Sanctions113

 

ARTICLE VIII EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES

114

 

 

8.01

Events of Default114

 

 

8.02

Remedies Upon Event of Default117

 

 

8.03

Application of Funds118

 

ARTICLE IX ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT

119

 

 

9.01

Appointment and Authority119

 

 

9.02

Rights as a Lender119

 

 

9.03

Exculpatory Provisions119

 

 

9.04

Reliance by Administrative Agent120

 

 

9.05

Delegation of Duties121

 

 

9.06

Resignation of Administrative Agent121

 

 

9.07

Non Reliance on Administrative Agent and Other Lenders123

 

 

9.08

No Other Duties, Etc.123

 

 

9.09

Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim123

 

 

9.10

Guaranty Matters124

 

 

9.11

Lender Reply Period124

 

 

9.12

ERISA125

 

ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS

126

 

 

10.01

Amendments, Etc126

 

 

10.02

Notices; Effectiveness; Electronic Communication128

 

 

10.03

No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies; Enforcement130

 

 

10.04

Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver131

 

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10.05

Payments Set Aside133

 

 

10.06

Successors and Assigns134

 

 

10.07

Treatment of Certain Information; Confidentiality140

 

 

10.08

Right of Set-off141

 

 

10.09

Interest Rate Limitation141

 

 

10.10

Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness142

 

 

10.11

Survival of Representations and Warranties142

 

 

10.12

Severability142

 

 

10.13

Replacement of Lenders142

 

 

10.14

Governing Law; Jurisdiction ; Etc.143

 

 

10.15

Waiver of Jury Trial144

 

 

10.16

USA PATRIOT Act145

 

 

10.17

Judgment Currency145

 

 

10.18

No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility146

 

 

10.19

Electronic Execution of Assignments and Certain Other Documents146

 

 

10.20

Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions147

 

ARTICLE XI GUARANTY

147

 

 

11.01

The Guaranty147

 

 

11.02

Obligations Unconditional148

 

 

11.03

Reinstatement149

 

 

11.04

Certain Additional Waivers149

 

 

11.05

Remedies149

 

 

11.06

Rights of Contribution149

 

 

11.07

Guarantee of Payment; Continuing Guarantee150

 

 

 

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SCHEDULES

1.01Existing Letters of Credit

2.01Commitments and Applicable Percentages

5.04Required Consents, Authorizations, Notices and Filings

5.09 Litigation

5.12ERISA

5.13Corporate Structure; Capital Stock, Etc.

5.16Environmental Disclosures

5.24(a)Chief Executive Office, Etc.

5.24(b)Timberlands

7.01Existing Indebtedness

7.02Existing Liens

7.06Existing Investments

10.02Administrative Agent’s Office, Certain Addresses for Notices

EXHIBITS
Form of

A-1Revolving Loan Notice

A-2Term Loan Notice

BSwing Line Loan Notice

C-1Revolving Note

C-2Term Note

DCompliance Certificate

EAssignment and Assumption

FJoinder Agreement

GForms of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificates

 

 

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SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT

This SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) is entered into as of February 14, 2018, among (i) POTLATCH CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation and a REIT (“Potlatch” or the “Company”), (ii) POTLATCH FOREST HOLDINGS, INC., a Delaware corporation (“Potlatch Forest”), (iii) POTLATCH LAND & LUMBER, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a taxable REIT subsidiary of Potlatch (“Potlatch Land & Lumber”), (collectively, the “Borrowers” and each individually, a “Borrower”), (iv) the Guarantors party hereto and certain Material Subsidiaries of the Borrowers that may from time to time become party hereto as guarantors (the “Guarantors”), (v) each lender from time to time party hereto (collectively, the “Lenders” and individually, a “Lender”), (vi) KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lender and an L/C Issuer and (vii) Bank of America, as Syndication Agent amends and restates the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of August 12, 2014 among the Borrowers, the Guarantors, certain of the Lenders, Keybank National Association as Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lender and an L/C Issuer and Keybanc Capital Markets, Inc. and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated as Joint Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners, as amended by that certain First Amendment to Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of January 16, 2015 and that certain Second Amendment to Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of November 9, 2015 (collectively, the “Existing Credit Agreement”).

PRELIMINARY STATEMENTS

WHEREAS, the Borrowers have requested that the Lenders amend and restate the Existing Credit Agreement and the Lenders have indicated their willingness to lend and the L/C Issuer has indicated its willingness to issue letters of credit, in each case on terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein.

In consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements herein contained, the parties hereto covenant and agree as follows:

ARTICLE I
DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS

Defined Terms

.

As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:

Acquisition”, by any Person, means the acquisition by such Person of (i) timber or timberlands or (ii) all of the Capital Stock or all or substantially all of the Property of another Person or a division or business unit thereof, whether or not involving a merger or consolidation with such other Person.

Administrative Agent” means KeyBank in its capacity as administrative agent under any of the Loan Documents, or any successor administrative agent.

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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 Administrative Borrower and the Lenders.

Administrative Borrower” means Potlatch.

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.  “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 10% or more of the securities having ordinary voting power for the election of directors, managing general partners or the equivalent.

Aggregate Commitments” means the Commitments of all the Lenders, as such amount may be reduced or increased as set forth herein. The Aggregate Commitments as of the Closing Date shall be THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY MILLION DOLLARS ($380,000,000).

"Aggregate Revolving Loan Commitments" means the sum of the Revolving Loan Commitments of the Revolving Lenders, as in effect from time to time.  The Aggregate Revolving Loan Commitments as of the Closing Date shall be THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY MILLION DOLLARS ($380,000,000).

"Aggregate Term Loan Commitments" means the sum of the Term Loan Commitments of the Term Loan Lenders, as in effect from time to time.  The Aggregate Term Loan Commitments as of the Closing Date shall be ZERO DOLLARS ($0.00).

Agreement” means this Credit Agreement.

Agreement Currency” has the meaning specified in Section 10.17.

Alternative Currency” means Euro and each other currency (other than Dollars) that is approved in accordance with Section 1.07.

Alternative Currency Equivalent” means, at any time, with respect to any amount denominated in Dollars, the equivalent amount thereof in the applicable Alternative Currency as determined by the Administrative Agent or the L/C Issuer, as applicable, at such time on the basis of the Spot Rate (determined in respect of the most recent Revaluation Date) for the purchase of such Alternative Currency with Dollars.

"Applicable Percentage" means with respect to any Lender at any time, either (i) such Lender's Applicable Revolving Percentage or (ii) such Lender's Applicable Term Percentage, as applicable.

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Applicable Revolving Percentage” means with respect to any Lender at any time, the percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place) of the then current total Revolving Loan Commitments represented by such Lender’s Revolving Loan Commitment at such time, subject to adjustment as provided in Section 2.19.  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 all of the Revolving Loan Commitments have expired, then the Applicable Revolving Percentage of each Lender shall be determined based on the Applicable Revolving Percentage of such Lender most recently in effect, giving effect to any subsequent assignments.  The initial Applicable Revolving 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, as applicable.

Applicable Rate” means, from time to time, for the purposes of calculating (a) the facility fee for the purposes of Section 2.10(a), (b) the interest rate applicable to each Revolving Loan that is a LIBOR Loan for the purposes of Section 2.09, (c) the interest rate applicable to each Revolving Loan that is a Base Rate Loan for the purposes of Section 2.09 or (d) the Letter of Credit Fee for the purposes of Section 2.04(h), the following percentages per annum, based upon the Debt Rating:

Applicable Rate (Revolving Loan Commitment)

Pricing
Level


Debt Rating

LIBOR Loans

Base Rate Loans

Letter of Credit Fee

Facility Fee

All-In Drawn LIBOR Margin

I

At Least BBB+ or Baa1

0.875%

0.00%

0.875%

0.125%

1.00%

II

At Least BBB or Baa2

1.10%

0.10%

1.10%

0.15%

1.25%

III

At Least BBB- or Baa3

1.30%

0.30%

1.30%

0.20%

1.50%

IV

At Least BB+ or Ba1

1.50%

0.50%

1.50%

0.25%

1.75%

V

Below BB+ and Ba1

1.70%

0.70%

1.70%

0.30%

2.00%

 

Initially, the Applicable Rate shall be determined based upon the Debt Rating specified in the certificate delivered pursuant to Section 4.01(f).  Thereafter, 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 pursuant to Section 6.01(g) and ending on the date 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 date immediately preceding the effective date of the next such change.  The Applicable Rate for each Term Loan shall be as set forth in the Term Loan Commitment Amendment.

"Applicable Term Percentage" means with respect to any Lender at any time, the percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place) of the then current total Term Loan

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Commitments represented by such Lender's Term Loan Commitment at such time, subject to adjustment as provided in Section 2.19.

Applicable Time” means, with respect to any borrowings and payments in any Alternative Currency, the local time in the place of settlement for such Alternative Currency as may be determined by the Administrative Agent or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, to be necessary for timely settlement on the relevant date in accordance with normal banking procedures in the place of payment.

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.

Arrangers” means (a) KeyBanc Capital Markets, Inc., and (b) Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, each in its capacity as joint lead arranger and joint book manager.

Asset Disposition” means any disposition (including pursuant to a Sale and Leaseback Transaction) of any or all of the Property (including without limitation the Capital Stock of a Subsidiary) of any Consolidated Party whether by sale, lease, licensing, transfer or otherwise, but other than pursuant to any casualty or condemnation event; provided, however, that (i) the term “Asset Disposition” shall be deemed to include any “Asset Sale” (or any comparable term) under, and as defined in the documents evidencing or governing any Subordinated Indebtedness and (ii) the term “Asset Disposition” shall not include (a) an Equity Issuance, (b) the sale of conservation easements or other easements on Timberlands which, individually or in the aggregate, do not impair the value of the Timberlands as commercial timberlands in any material respect or materially detract from the use of the Timberlands, in each case taken as a whole, as such or the sale of inventory, electricity, timber or other assets, each in the ordinary course of business (other than a sale of a fee interest in Timberlands) and (c) the exchange of Property for similar or like-kind Property in connection with an exchange under Section 1031 of the Code.

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 10.06(b)), and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in substantially the form of Exhibit E or any other form (including electronic documentation generated by MarkitClear or other electronic platform) approved by the Administrative Agent.

Attorney Costs” means and includes all reasonable fees, expenses and disbursements of any law firm or other external counsel and, without duplication, the allocated cost of internal legal services and all out-of-pocket expenses and disbursements of internal counsel.

Attributable Indebtedness” means, on any date, (a) any Capital Lease, and (b) in respect of any Synthetic Lease Obligation, the capitalized amount of the remaining lease payments under the relevant lease that would appear on a balance sheet of such Person prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP if such lease were accounted for as a Capital Lease.

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Audited Financial Statements” means the audited consolidated balance sheet of Potlatch and its Subsidiaries as of December 31, 2015 and 2016, and the related consolidated statements of income, comprehensive income, stockholders’ equity and cash flows for the three years ended December 31, 2016 of Potlatch and its Subsidiaries, including the notes thereto, included in Potlatch’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016.

Availability” means, as of any date of determination, the undrawn amount the Borrowers are able to borrow on such date under the Aggregate Commitments without a Default or Event of Default occurring or existing after giving pro forma effect to such borrowing.

Availability Period” means the period from and including the Closing Date to the earliest of (a) the Maturity Date, (b) the date of termination of the Aggregate Commitments pursuant to Section 2.07, and (c) the date of termination of the commitment of each Lender to make Loans and of the obligation of the L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions pursuant to Section 8.02.

"Bail-In Action" means the exercise of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by the applicable EEA Resolution Authority in respect of any liability of an EEA Financial Institution.

"Bail-In Legislation" means with respect to any EEA Member Country implementing Article 55 of Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union, the implementing law for such EEA Member Country from time to time which is described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule.

Bank of America” means Bank of America, N.A. and its successors.

Bankruptcy Code” means Title 11, U.S.C.A., as amended from time to time or any successor statute thereto.

Base Rate” means for any day a fluctuating rate per annum equal to the highest of (a) the Federal Funds Rate plus 1/2 of 1%, (b) the rate of interest in effect for such day as publicly announced from time to time by KeyBank as its “prime rate,” and (c) the sum of the LIBOR that would apply to a one month Interest Period beginning on such day, plus 1.00%.  The “prime rate” is a rate set by KeyBank based upon various factors including KeyBank’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 such prime rate announced by KeyBank shall take effect at the opening of business on the day specified in the public announcement of such change.

Base Rate Revolving Loan” means a Revolving Loan that is a Base Rate Loan.

Base Rate Loan” means a Loan that bears interest based on the Base Rate.

"Base Rate Term Loan" means a Term Loan that is a Base Rate Loan.

Benefit Plan” means any of (a) an “employee benefit plan” (as defined in ERISA) that is subject to Title I of ERISA, (b) a “plan” as defined in Section 4975 of the Code or (c) any Person whose assets include (for purposes of ERISA Section 3(42) or otherwise for purposes of Title I of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code) the assets of any such “employee benefit plan” or “plan”.

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Borrower Materials” has the meaning specified in Section 6.01.

Borrowers” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.

Borrowing” means a Revolving Borrowing, a Term Borrowing or a Swing Line Borrowing, as the context may require.

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 LIBOR Loan, means any such day that is also a London Banking Day.

Capital Lease” means, as applied to any Person, any lease of any Property (whether real, personal or mixed) by that Person as lessee which, in accordance with GAAP, is required to be accounted for as a capital lease on the balance sheet of that Person.

Capital Stock” means (i) in the case of a corporation, capital stock, (ii) in the case of an association or business entity, any and all shares, interests, participations, rights or other equivalents (however designated) of capital stock, (iii) in the case of a partnership, partnership interests (whether general or limited), (iv) in the case of a limited liability company, membership interests and (v) 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.

Cash Collateralize” means to deposit in a Controlled Account or to pledge and deposit with or deliver to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of one or more of the L/C Issuer or the Lenders, as collateral for L/C Obligations or obligations of the Lenders to fund participations in respect of L/C Obligations, cash or deposit account balances or, if the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer shall agree in their sole discretion, other credit support, in each case pursuant to documentation in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer. “Cash Collateral” shall have a meaning correlative to the foregoing and shall include the proceeds of such cash collateral and other credit support.

Cash Equivalents” means, as at any date, (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 (12) months from the date of acquisition, (b) Dollar denominated 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-2 or the equivalent thereof or from Moody’s is at least P-2 or the equivalent thereof (any such bank being an “Approved Bank”), in each case with maturities of not more than 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‑2 (or the equivalent thereof) or better by S&P or P-2 (or the equivalent thereof) or better by Moody’s and maturing within six (6) 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

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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, which 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 subdivisions (a) through (d).

Change in Law” means the occurrence, after the date of this Agreement, 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:  (i) any “person” or “group” (within the meaning of Sections 13(d) and 14(d)(2) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) becomes the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rule l3d 3 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) of more than 35% of then outstanding Voting Stock of Potlatch measured by voting power rather than the number of shares; provided, however, that for the purposes hereof any Person shall not be deemed to be a “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rule l3d 3 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) of shares tendered pursuant to a tender offer or exchange offer paid by or on behalf of that Person or any Affiliate of that Person until the tendered shares are accepted for purchase or exchange and, provided further, however, that no Person who is a “beneficial owner” of Voting Stock of Potlatch as of the Closing Date (an “Existing Holder”) or a Permitted Transferee (as hereinafter defined) (collectively a “Permitted Holder”) shall be deemed to have become the “beneficial owner” of Voting Stock of Potlatch, as a result of the formation of a “syndicate” or “group” (each within the meaning of Section l3d 3 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) with one or more other Permitted Holders to the extent of the Voting Stock of Potlatch as to which such other Permitted Holder or Permitted Holders is a “beneficial owner” as of the Closing Date; (ii) any Borrower shall merge or consolidate with any Person other than in a transaction permitted under Section 7.04; (iii) Continuing Directors shall fail to constitute a majority of the members of the board of directors of Potlatch; (iv) any Asset Disposition shall be made that (of itself or when combined with any or all other Asset Dispositions) constitutes a sale of all or substantially all of the assets of the Borrowers and their Subsidiaries, taken as a whole; (v) any event shall occur that constitutes a “Change of Control” (or any comparable term) under, and as defined in, the documents evidencing or governing any Subordinated Indebtedness; (vi) any event shall occur that requires any Borrower or any Subsidiary to repay, redeem, or repurchase (or to offer to repay, redeem or repurchase) any Indebtedness outstanding in a principal amount in excess of $50,000,000 by reason of any change of ownership or control affecting a Borrower or such Subsidiary; or (vii) Potlatch shall fail to own, directly or indirectly, 100% of the Voting Stock of

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each other Borrower.  For the purposes hereof, “Permitted Transferee” shall mean any direct or indirect transferee of Voting Stock of the Borrowers from an Existing Holder (1) by gift, bequest, distribution from (or deposit into) a trust or other transfer without consideration, (2) by succession or testamentary disposition upon death or (3) to a spouse or former spouse pursuant to an agreement for division of community property or other property settlement agreement in connection with a marital dissolution or legal separation.  A Permitted Transferee shall be deemed to be the “beneficial owner” of any such Voting Stock as of the Closing Date.

Closing Date” means the first date all the conditions precedent in Section 4.01 are satisfied in accordance with Section 4.01.

Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and all regulations and formal guidance issued thereunder.

Commitment” means, as to each Lender, its obligation to (a) make Revolving Loans to the Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.01, (b) purchase participations in L/C Obligations, (c) purchase participations in Swing Line Loans and (d) make Term Loans to the Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.03, in each case, in an aggregate amount at any one time outstanding not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 2.01, as such Schedule 2.01 may be modified pursuant to Section 2.15, or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable, as such amount may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with this Agreement.

"Committed Borrowing" means a borrowing consisting of simultaneous Committed Loans of the same Type and, in the case of LIBOR Loans, having the same Interest Period made by each of the Lenders pursuant to Section 2.01.

Committed Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.01.

Company” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.

"Company Owned Life Insurance" means the cash value of  life insurance policies owned by one or more of the Borrowers, net of any applicable loans outstanding under such policies.

Compliance Certificate” means a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit D.

Connection Income Taxes” means Other Connection Taxes that are imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated) or that are franchise Taxes or branch profits Taxes.

Consolidated EBITDDA” means, as of any date for the four fiscal quarter period ending on such date with respect to the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis, the sum of (i) Consolidated Net Income, plus (ii) an amount which, in the determination of Consolidated Net Income for such period, has been deducted for (A) Consolidated Interest Expense, (B) income taxes, (C) depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, (D) any prepayment penalty, make whole premium or loss associated with the Repayment of any Indebtedness permitted hereunder and (E) non-cash equity compensation expense, plus (iii) the cost basis of any Timberlands and real estate sold.

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Consolidated Interest Expense” means, as of any date for the four fiscal quarter period ending on such date with respect to the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis, cash interest expense (including the amortization of issue costs, debt discount and premium, the interest component under Capital Leases and the implied interest component under Synthetic Lease Obligations) net of interest income, all as determined in accordance with GAAP.

"Consolidated Leverage Ratio" means Consolidated Total Funded Indebtedness  to Total Asset Value.

Consolidated Net Income” means, as of any date for the four fiscal quarter period ending on such date with respect to the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis, net income (excluding (i) extraordinary items and (ii) non-cash, non-recurring items) after interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, all as determined in accordance with GAAP.

Consolidated Parties” means a collective reference to the Borrowers and their Subsidiaries, and “Consolidated Party” means any one of them.

"Consolidated Parties Pro Rata Share" means, with respect to any Investment Affiliate, the percentage of the total equity ownership interests held by the Consolidated Parties in the aggregate, in such Investment Affiliate, determined by calculating the greater of (i) the percentage of the issued and outstanding stock, partnership interests or membership interests in such Investment Affiliate held by the Consolidated Parties in the aggregate and (ii) the percentage of the total book value of such Investment Affiliate that would be received by the Consolidated Parties in the aggregate, upon liquidation of such Investment Affiliate after repayment in full of all Indebtedness of such Investment Affiliate.

Consolidated Timberland Value” means, as of any date of determination with respect to the Timberlands but excluding any Timberlands subject to a Lien (excluding Permitted Liens but including Liens arising pursuant to Section 7.02(v)), the sum of (a) the aggregate value of such Timberlands as indicated in the most recently delivered Timberland Valuation Update, minus (b) the aggregate value of any such Timberlands that have been disposed of in accordance with Section 7.05(e) hereof, which value shall be determined by multiplying the average price per acre for the Timberlands located in the state in which such disposed Timberlands were located as indicated in the most recently delivered Timberland Valuation Update, by the acreage that was disposed since the date of the most recently delivered Timberland Valuation Update plus in the case of any such newly acquired Timberlands, the value of such newly acquired Timberlands, which value shall be determined based on an Timberland Valuation Update for such additional Timberlands, or if no Timberland Valuation Update for such additional Timberlands is available, then such value shall be deemed to be the price paid by the Borrower or a member of the Consolidated Parties.

Consolidated Total Funded Indebtedness” means, as of any date of determination, Funded Indebtedness of the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis.

"Construction in Progress" means, as of any date, (a) the construction of a new operating facility or (b) an expansion with greater than $10,000,000.00 of capital expenditures to an existing operating facility.

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Continuing Directors” means the directors of Potlatch on the Closing Date, and each other director whose election by the board of directors of Potlatch or whose nomination for election by the stockholders of Potlatch was approved by a vote of at least a majority of the directors who were either directors on the Closing Date or whose election or nomination for election was previously so approved by directors who were Continuing Directors.

Control” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Affiliate.”

Controlled Account” means each deposit account and securities account that is subject to an account control agreement in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer.

Credit Extension” means each of the following: (a) a Borrowing and (b) an L/C Credit Extension.

Debt Rating” means, as of any date of determination, the rating as determined by either S&P, Moody’s or Fitch (collectively, the “Debt Ratings”) of the Company’s non-credit-enhanced, senior unsecured long-term debt; provided that (a) if at any time the Company has only two (2) Debt Ratings, and such Debt Ratings are split, then (i) if the difference between such Debt Rating is one level, then the Pricing Level for the higher of such Debt Ratings shall apply (with the Debt Rating for Pricing Level I being the highest and the Debt Rating for Pricing Level V being the lowest), (ii) if the difference between such Debt Ratings is two (2) levels, then the Pricing Level shall be the rate per annum that would be applicable if the Debt Rating that is one higher than the lower of the applicable Debt Ratings were used, and (iii) if the difference between such Debt Ratings is more than two (2) levels, then the Pricing Level shall be the rate per annum that would be applicable if the Debt Rating that is one below than the highest of the applicable Debt Ratings were used; (b) if at any time the Company has three (3) Debt Ratings, and such Debt Ratings are split, then (i) if the difference between the highest and the lowest of such Debt Ratings is one level, then the Pricing Level for the highest of the Debt Ratings shall apply, and (ii) if the difference between such Debt Ratings is two (2) levels or more, then the Pricing Level 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 Pricing Level shall be the rate per annum that would be applicable if the second highest Debt Rating of the three (3) were used; and (c) if the Company does not have any Debt Rating, Pricing Level V shall apply.

Debtor Relief Laws” means the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, 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.

Default” means any event or condition that constitutes an Event of Default or that, with the giving of any notice, the passage of time, or both, would be an Event of Default.

Default Rate” means (a) when used with respect to Obligations other than Letter of Credit Fees, an interest rate equal to (i) the Base Rate plus (ii) the Applicable Rate, if any, applicable to Base Rate Loans plus (iii) 2% per annum; provided, however, that with respect to a LIBOR Loan, the Default Rate shall be an interest rate equal to the interest rate (including any Applicable Rate)

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otherwise applicable to such Loan plus 2% per annum, and (b) when used with respect to Letter of Credit Fees, a rate equal to the Applicable Rate plus 2% per annum.

Defaulting Lender” means, subject to Section 2.19(b), any Lender that (a) has failed to (i) fund all or any portion of its Loans within two Business Days of the date such Loans were required to be funded hereunder unless such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s 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, or (ii) pay to the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer, the Swing Line Lender or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder (including in respect of its participation in Letters of Credit or Swing Line Loans) within two Business Days of the date when due, (b) has notified the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender in writing that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations hereunder, or has made a public statement to that effect (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 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 written request by the Administrative Agent or the Borrowers, to confirm in writing to the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers that it will comply with its prospective funding obligations hereunder (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 Borrowers), 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 appointed for it a receiver, custodian, conservator, trustee, administrator, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with reorganization or liquidation of its business or assets, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other state or federal regulatory authority acting in such a capacity, or (iii) become the subject of a Bail-In Action; 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.  Any determination by the Administrative Agent that a Lender is a Defaulting Lender under any one or more of clauses (a) through (d) above, and of the effective date of such status, shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error, and such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender (subject to Section 2.19(b)) as of the date established therefor by the Administrative Agent in a written notice of such determination, which shall be delivered by the Administrative Agent to the Borrowers, the L/C Issuer, the Swing Line Lender and each other Lender promptly following such determination.

"Designated Jurisdiction" means any country or territory to the extent such country or territory itself is the subject of any Sanction.

"Designated Person" has the meaning specified in Section 7.17.

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Discretionary L/C Issuer” has the meaning specified in Section 2.04(b)(vi).

Dollar” and “$” mean lawful money of the United States.

Dollar Equivalent” means, at any time, (a) with respect to any amount denominated in Dollars, such amount, and (b) with respect to any amount denominated in any Alternative Currency, the equivalent amount thereof in Dollars as determined by the Administrative Agent or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, at such time on the basis of the Spot Rate (determined in respect of the most recent Revaluation Date) for the purchase of Dollars with such Alternative Currency.

Domestic Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is organized under the laws of any political subdivision of the United States.

"EEA Financial Institution" means (a) Any credit institution or investment firm established in any EEA Member Country which is subject to the supervision of an EEA Resolution Authority, (b) any entity established in an EEA Member Country which is a parent of an institution described in clause (a) of this definition, or (c) any financial institution established in an EEA Member Country which is a subsidiary of an institution described in clauses (a) or (b) of this definition and is subject to consolidated supervision with its parent.

"EEA Member Country" means any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.

"EEA Resolution Authority" means any public administrative authority or any person entrusted with public administrative authority of any EEA Member Country (including any delegee) having responsibility for the resolution of any EEA Financial Institution.

Eligible Assignee” means any Person that meets the requirements to be an assignee under Section 10.06(b)(iii) and (v) (subject to such consents, if any, as may be required under Section 10.06(b)(iii)).

Environmental Claims” means all claims, however asserted, by any Governmental Authority alleging potential liability or responsibility for violation of any Environmental Law, or for release or injury to the environment.

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.

Environmental Liability” means any liability, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of environmental remediation, fines, penalties or indemnities), of a Borrower, any other Loan Party or any of their respective Subsidiaries directly or indirectly resulting from or based upon (a) violation of any Environmental Law, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage, treatment or disposal of any Hazardous Materials, (c) exposure to any Hazardous Materials, (d) the release or threatened release of any Hazardous Materials into

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the environment or (e) any contract, agreement or other consensual arrangement pursuant to which liability is assumed or imposed with respect to any of the foregoing.

Equity Issuance” means any issuance by any Consolidated Party to any Person of (a) shares of its Capital Stock, (b) any shares of its Capital Stock pursuant to the exercise of options or warrants, (c) any shares of its Capital Stock pursuant to the conversion of any debt securities to equity or (d) any options or warrants relating to its Capital Stock.  The term “Equity Issuance” shall be deemed not to include (i) any Asset Disposition or (ii) issuances pursuant to (x) employee plans of the Borrowers that are in place as of the Closing Date to the extent such issuances are permitted pursuant to the documentation governing those plans as in effect as of the Closing Date or (y) new or amended employee plans of the Borrowers to the extent such issuances are consistent with past practices of the Borrowers.

ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

ERISA Affiliate” means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) under common control with a Borrower within the meaning of Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code (and Sections 414(m) and (o) of the Code for purposes of provisions relating to Section 412 of the Code).

ERISA Event” means (a) a Reportable Event with respect to a Pension Plan; (b) a withdrawal by a 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 a 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 with respect to, or the commencement of proceedings by the PBGC to terminate a Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (e) an event or condition which constitutes 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 a Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate.

"EU Bail-In Legislation" means the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule published by the Loan Market Association (or any successor person), as in effect from time to time.

Event of Default” has the meaning specified in Section 8.01.

Excluded Taxes” means any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to any Recipient  or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to a Recipient, (a) Taxes imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated), franchise Taxes, and branch profits Taxes, in each case, (i) imposed as a result of such Recipient being organized under the laws of, or having its principal office or, in the case of any Lender, its Lending Office located in, the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (or any political subdivision thereof) or (ii) that are Other Connection Taxes, (b) in the case of a Lender, U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed on amounts payable to or for the account of such Lender with respect to an applicable interest in a Loan or Commitment

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pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which (i) such Lender acquires such interest in the Loan or Commitment (other than pursuant to an assignment request by the Borrowers under Section 10.13) or (ii) such Lender changes its Lending Office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 3.01(a)(ii) or (c), amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable either to such Lender’s assignor immediately before such Lender became a party hereto or to such Lender immediately before it changed its Lending Office, (c) Taxes attributable to such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 3.01(e) and (d) any U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed pursuant to FATCA.

Existing Credit Agreement” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.  

Existing Letters of Credit” means the letters of credit outstanding on the Closing Date and identified on Schedule 1.01(a).

Farm Credit Administration” means that certain agency known as the Farm Credit Administration that derives its authority from the Farm Credit Act of 1971, as amended.

Farm Credit System” means any lending institution (including any wholly-owned subsidiaries) governed by the Farm Credit Administration.

FASB ASC” means the Accounting Standards Codification of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the date of this Agreement (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof and any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code.

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 next 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 next preceding Business Day as so published on the next succeeding Business Day, and (b) if no such rate is so published on such next succeeding Business Day, the Federal Funds Rate for such day shall be the average rate (rounded upward, if necessary, to a whole multiple of 1/100 of 1%) charged to KeyBank on such day on such transactions as determined by the Administrative Agent.

Fee Letter” means the letter agreement, dated December 8, 2017, among the Company, the Administrative Agent and Keybanc Capital Markets, Inc.

"Fitch" means Fitch, Inc. and any successor thereto.

Foreign Lender” means (a) if any Borrower is a U.S. Person, a Lender that is not a U.S. Person, and (b) if any Borrower is not a U.S. Person, a Lender that is resident or organized under the laws of a jurisdiction other than that in which the Borrowers are residents for tax purposes.  

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For purposes of this definition, the United States, each State thereof and the District of Columbia shall be deemed to constitute a single jurisdiction.

Foreign Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is not a Domestic Subsidiary.

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 Applicable Revolving 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 Lenders or Cash Collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof, and (b) with respect to the Swing Line Lender, such Defaulting Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of Swing Line Loans other than Swing Line Loans as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Lenders in accordance with the terms hereof.

Fully Satisfied” means, with respect to the Obligations as of any date, that, as of such date, (a) all principal of and interest accrued to such date which constitute Obligations shall have been irrevocably paid in full in cash, (b) all fees, expenses and other amounts then due and payable which constitute Obligations shall have been irrevocably paid in cash, (c) the Commitments shall have expired or shall have been terminated in full and (d) the Letters of Credit shall have expired, been terminated in full or Cash Collateralized.

Fund” means any Person (other than a natural person) that is (or will be) engaged in making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its activities.

Funded Indebtedness” means, with respect to any Person, without duplication, (a) all obligations of such Person for borrowed money, (b) all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or similar instruments, or upon which interest payments are customarily made, (c) all obligations of such Person under conditional sale or other title retention agreements relating to Property purchased by such Person (other than customary reservations or retentions of title under agreements with suppliers entered into in the ordinary course of business), (d) all obligations of such Person issued or assumed as the deferred purchase price of Property or services purchased by such Person (other than trade debt incurred in the ordinary course of business and due within six months of the incurrence thereof) which would appear as liabilities on a balance sheet of such Person, (e) the implied principal component of all obligations of such Person under Capital Leases, (f) the maximum amount of all performance and standby letters of credit issued or bankers’ acceptances facilities created for the account of such Person and, without duplication, all drafts drawn thereunder (to the extent unreimbursed), (g) all preferred Capital Stock issued by such Person and which by the terms thereof could be (at the request of the holders thereof or otherwise) subject to mandatory sinking fund payments, redemption or other acceleration (other than as a result of a Change of Control or an Asset Disposition that does not in fact result in a redemption of such preferred Capital Stock) at any time prior to the Maturity Date, (h) the principal portion of all obligations of such Person under Synthetic Lease Obligations, (i) all obligations of such Person to repurchase any securities issued by such Person at any time prior to the Maturity Date which repurchase obligations are related to the issuance thereof, including, without limitation,

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obligations commonly known as residual equity appreciation potential shares, (j) the aggregate amount of uncollected accounts receivable of such Person subject at such time to a sale of receivables (or similar transaction) (whether or not such transaction would be reflected on the balance sheet of such Person in accordance with GAAP), (k) all Funded Indebtedness of others secured by (or for which the holder of such Funded Indebtedness has an existing right, contingent or otherwise, to be secured by) any Lien on, or payable out of the proceeds of production from, Property owned or acquired by such Person, whether or not the obligations secured thereby have been assumed, (l) all Guarantees of such Person with respect to Funded Indebtedness of another Person and (m) the Funded Indebtedness of any partnership or unincorporated joint venture in which such Person is a general partner or a joint venturer to the extent such Indebtedness is recourse to such Person.

GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States that are applicable to the circumstances as of the date of determination, consistently applied.

Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States or any other nation, or of any political subdivision thereof, whether state or local, and any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government (including any supra-national bodies such as the European Union or the European Central Bank).

Granting Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(f).

Guarantee” means, as to any Person, (a) any obligation (other than endorsements in the ordinary course of business of negotiable instruments for deposit or collection), 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 uncontested 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 Guarantee 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 Guarantee 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.  The term “Guarantee” as a verb has a corresponding meaning.

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Guarantors” means, collectively, each Person that becomes a Guarantor hereunder pursuant to Section 6.11 by executing a Joinder Agreement in substantially the form of Exhibit F, and “Guarantor” means any one of them.  

Guaranty” means the Guaranty made by the Guarantors in favor of the Administrative Agent, on behalf of the Lenders, pursuant to Article XI hereof.

Hazardous Materials” means all explosive or radioactive substances or wastes and all hazardous or toxic substances, wastes or other pollutants, including petroleum or petroleum distillates, asbestos or asbestos-containing materials, polychlorinated biphenyls, radon gas, infectious or medical wastes and all other substances or wastes of any nature regulated pursuant to any Environmental Law.

Increase Effective Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.15.

Indebtedness” means, with respect to any Person, without duplication, (a) all obligations of such Person for borrowed money, (b) all obligations of such Person either evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or similar instruments, or upon which interest payments are customarily made, (c) all obligations of such Person under conditional sale or other title retention agreements relating to Property purchased by such Person (other than customary reservations or retentions of title under agreements with suppliers entered into in the ordinary course of business), (d) all obligations of such Person issued or assumed as the deferred purchase price of Property or services purchased by such Person (other than trade debt incurred in the ordinary course of business and due within six months of the incurrence thereof) which would appear as liabilities on a balance sheet of such Person, (e) all obligations of such Person under take-or-pay or similar arrangements or under commodities agreements under which such Person must make payments notwithstanding the failure of the counter-party to deliver the goods or services which such counter-party is required to deliver thereunder (and, for the avoidance of doubt shall not include arrangements under which such Person must pay for capacity or availability that must be delivered or made available to entitle the counter-party to payment, notwithstanding that such Person may not use such capacity or availability), (f) the implied principal component of all obligations of such Person under Capital Leases, (g) all net obligations of such Person under Swap Contracts, (h) the maximum amount of all performance and standby letters of credit issued or bankers’ acceptances facilities created for the account of such Person and, without duplication, all drafts drawn thereunder (to the extent unreimbursed), (i) all preferred Capital Stock issued by such Person and which by the terms thereof could be (at the request of the holders thereof or otherwise) subject to mandatory sinking fund payments, redemption or other acceleration (other than as a result of a Change of Control or an Asset Disposition that does not in fact result in a redemption of such preferred Capital Stock) at any time prior to the Maturity Date, (j) the principal portion of all obligations of such Person under Synthetic Lease Obligations and other Off-Balance Sheet Liabilities (excluding Operating Leases to the extent they would otherwise be included), (k) all obligations of such Person to repurchase any securities issued by such Person at any time prior to the Maturity Date which repurchase obligations are related to the issuance thereof, including, without limitation, obligations commonly known as residual equity appreciation potential shares, (l) the aggregate amount of uncollected accounts receivable of such Person subject at such time to a sale of receivables (or similar transaction) (whether or not such transaction would be reflected on the balance sheet of such Person in accordance with GAAP), (m) all Indebtedness of others secured by (or for which the

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holder of such Indebtedness has an existing right, contingent or otherwise, to be secured by) any Lien on, or payable out of the proceeds of production from, Property owned or acquired by such Person, whether or not the obligations secured thereby have been assumed, (n) all Guarantees of such Person with respect to Indebtedness of another Person and (o) the Indebtedness of any partnership or unincorporated joint venture in which such Person is a general partner or a joint venturer to the extent such Indebtedness is recourse to such Person.  The amount of any net obligation under any Swap Contract on any date shall be deemed to be the Swap Termination Value thereof as of such date.  The amount of any Capital Lease or Synthetic Lease Obligation as of any date shall be deemed to be the amount of Attributable Indebtedness in respect thereof as of such date.

Indemnified Taxes” means (a) Taxes, other than Excluded Taxes, imposed on or with respect to any payment made by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party under any Loan Document and (b) to the extent not otherwise described in (a), Other Taxes.

Indemnitee” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.04(b).

Information” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07.

Interest Coverage Ratio” means, as of the end of any fiscal quarter of the Consolidated Parties, the ratio of (a) Consolidated EBITDDA as of such date to (b) Consolidated Interest Expense as of such date.

Interest Payment Date” means, (a) as to any Loan other than a Base Rate Loan, the last day of each Interest Period applicable to such Loan and the Maturity Date; provided, however, that if any Interest Period for a LIBOR Loan exceeds three (3) months, the respective dates that fall every three (3) months after the beginning of such Interest Period shall also be Interest Payment Dates; and (b) as to any Base Rate Loan (including a Swing Line Loan), the first Business Day of each month and the Maturity Date.

Interest Period” means, as to each LIBOR Loan, the period commencing on the date such LIBOR Loan is disbursed or converted to or continued as a LIBOR Loan and ending on the date one, two, three or six (6) months thereafter, as selected by the Administrative Borrower in the Revolving Loan Notice (or the Term Loan Notice, as applicable); provided further that:

 

(i)

any Interest Period that would otherwise end on a day that is not a Business Day shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day unless such Business Day falls in another calendar month, in which case such Interest Period shall end on the next preceding Business Day;

 

(ii)

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

 

(iii)

no Interest Period shall extend beyond the Maturity Date.

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Internal Control Event” means a material weakness in, or fraud that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in, any Borrower’s internal controls over financial reporting, in each case as described in the Securities Laws.

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 or other securities of another Person, (b) a loan, advance or capital contribution to, Guarantee 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 whether or not constituting a business unit or product line, including the purchase of timber or timberlands but excluding (i) the purchase of inventory and supplies in the ordinary course of business and (ii) any acquisition of assets to the extent such acquisition is included as a capital expenditure in accordance with GAAP.  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 Affiliate" means any Person in which any member of the Consolidated Parties, directly or indirectly, has an ownership interest, whose financial results are not consolidated under GAAP with the financial results of the Consolidated Parties on the consolidated financial statements of the Consolidated Parties.

Involuntary Disposition” means any loss of, damage to or destruction of, or any condemnation or other taking for public use of, any Property of any Consolidated Party.

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 a Borrower (or any Subsidiary) or in favor the L/C Issuer and relating to any such Letter of Credit.

Joinder Agreement” means a Joinder Agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit F hereto, executed and delivered by a new Guarantor in accordance with the provisions of Section 6.11.

Judgment Currency” has the meaning specified in Section 10.17.

"KeyBank" means KeyBank National Association and its successors.

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

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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.

L/C Advance” means, with respect to each Lender, such Lender’s funding of its participation in any L/C Borrowing in accordance with its Applicable Revolving Percentage.  All L/C Advances shall be denominated in Dollars.

L/C Borrowing” means an extension of credit resulting from a drawing under any Letter of Credit which has not been reimbursed on the date when made or refinanced as a Revolving Borrowing.  All L/C Borrowings shall be denominated in Dollars.

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 Documents” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, such Letter of Credit, any amendments thereto, any documents delivered in connection therewith, any application therefor, and any agreements, instruments, guarantees or other documents (whether general in application or applicable only to such Letter of Credit) governing or providing for (i) the rights and obligations of the parties concerned or at risk or (ii) any collateral security for such obligations.

L/C Issuer” means KeyBank in its capacity as issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, any Discretionary L/C Issuer, any Lender that has issued an Existing Letter of Credit, or any successor issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder.

L/C Obligations” means, as at any date of determination, the aggregate amount available to be drawn under all outstanding Letters of Credit plus the aggregate of all Unreimbursed Amounts, including all 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 1.10.  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” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto and, as the context requires, includes the L/C Issuer, the Swing Line Lender and any Term Loan Lender.

Lending Office” means, as to any Lender, the office or offices of such Lender described as such in such Lender’s Administrative Questionnaire, or such other office or offices as a Lender may from time to time notify the Administrative Borrower and the Administrative Agent, which office may include any Affiliate of such Lender or any domestic or foreign branch of such Lender or such Affiliate. Unless the context otherwise requires each reference to a Lender shall include its applicable Lending Office.

Letter of Credit” means any standby letter of credit issued hereunder and shall include the Existing Letters of Credit (if any).  A Letter of Credit may be issued in Dollars or in an Alternative Currency.

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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 thirty (30) days prior to the Maturity Date then in effect (or, if such day is not a Business Day, the next preceding Business Day).

Letter of Credit Fee” has the meaning specified in Section 2.04(h).

Letter of Credit Sublimit” means an amount equal to SEVENTY-FIVE MILLION DOLLARS ($75,000,000).  The Letter of Credit Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Aggregate Commitments.

LIBOR” means for any Interest Period, the rate per annum as shown in Reuters Screen LIBOR 01 Page, which rate is approved by the Administrative Agent, as published on the applicable Reuters Screen LIBOR 01 Page (or such other commercially available source providing such quotations as may be designated by the Administrative Agent from time to time) at approximately 1:00 p.m., London time, two Business 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;  provided that to the extent a comparable or successor rate is approved by the Administrative Agent in connection herewith, the approved rate shall be applied in a manner consistent with market practice; provided, further that to the extent such market practice is not administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent, such approved rate shall be applied in a manner as otherwise reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the rate shown on Reuters Screen LIBOR01 Page (or any successor service designated pursuant to this definition) shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed zero for the purposes of this Agreement.

LIBOR Loan” means a Revolving Loan or Term Loan that bears interest at a rate based on LIBOR other than by reason of clause (c) of the definition of "Base Rate".

LIBOR Screen Rate” means the LIBOR quote on the applicable screen page the Administrative Agent designates to determine LIBOR (or such other commercially available source providing such quotations as may be designated by the Administrative Agent from time to time).

"LIBOR Successor Rate" has the meaning specified in Section 3.03.

LIBOR Successor Rate Conforming Changes” means, with respect to any proposed LIBOR Successor Rate, any conforming changes to the definition of Base Rate, Interest Period, timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest and other administrative matters as may be appropriate, in the discretion of the Administrative Agent, to reflect the adoption of such LIBOR Successor Rate and to permit the administration thereof by the Administrative Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice (or, if the Administrative Agent determines that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or that no market practice for the administration of such LIBOR

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Successor Rate exists, in such other manner of administration as the Administrative Agent determines in consultation with the Borrower).  

Lien” means any mortgage, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, deposit arrangement, encumbrance, lien (statutory or other), other security interest or charge (including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement, and any financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing, but excluding operating leases).

Loan” means an extension of credit by a Lender to the Borrowers under Article II in the form of a Revolving Loan, a Term Loan or a Swing Line Loan.

Loan Documents” means this Agreement, each Note, each Joinder Agreement, the Fee Letter, any agreement creating or perfecting rights in Cash Collateral pursuant to provisions of Section 2.18 of this Agreement.

Loan Parties” means, collectively, the Borrowers and each Guarantor.

London Banking Day” means any day on which dealings in Dollar deposits are conducted by and between banks in the London interbank eurodollar market.

Mandatory Cash Collateralization Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.04(b)(vii).

Manufacturing Facilities” means the forest products manufacturing facilities owned from time to time by the Loan Parties.

Material Adverse Effect” means (a) a material adverse effect upon the operations, business, assets, properties, liabilities (actual or contingent) or condition (financial or otherwise) of the Borrowers or the Borrowers and their Subsidiaries taken as a whole; (b) a material impairment of the ability of the Borrowers or the Borrowers and their Subsidiaries taken as a whole to perform their material obligations under any Loan Document to which they are a party; or (c) a material adverse effect upon the material rights and remedies of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders under the Loan Documents.

Material Domestic Subsidiary” means any Domestic Subsidiary that is a Material Subsidiary.

Material Foreign Subsidiary” means any foreign Subsidiary that is a Material Subsidiary.

Material Subsidiary” means as of any date of determination any Subsidiary, that together with its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, accounts for (or to which may be attributed) 5% or more of the Total Asset Value of the Consolidated Parties.

Maturity Date” means April 13, 2023.

Medium-Term Notes” means the Medium-Term Notes due 9 months to 30 years from date of issue issued by Potlatch Forest pursuant to the Indenture, dated as of November 27, 1990, to U.S. Bank National Association, successor to Bankers Trust Company of California, National Association, as trustee, as amended, restated supplemented or modified from time to time.

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Minimum Collateral Amount” means, at any time, (i) with respect to Cash Collateral consisting of cash or deposit account balances provided to reduce or eliminate Fronting Exposure during the existence of a Defaulting Lender, an amount equal to 105% of the Fronting Exposure of the L/C Issuer with respect to Letters of Credit issued and outstanding at such time, (ii) with respect to Cash Collateral consisting of cash or deposit account balances provided in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.18(a)(i), (a)(ii) or (a)(iii), an amount equal to 105% of the Outstanding Amount of all LC Obligations, and (iii) otherwise, an amount determined by the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer in their sole discretion.

Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and any successor thereto.

Multiemployer Plan” means any employee benefit plan of the type described in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA and subject to Title IV of ERISA, to which any 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.

Multiple Employer Plan” means a Plan (other than a Multiemployer Plan) which any Consolidated Party or any ERISA Affiliate and at least one employer other than the Consolidated Parties or any ERISA Affiliate are contributing sponsors.

Net Cash Proceeds” means the aggregate cash or Cash Equivalents proceeds received by any Consolidated Party in respect of any Asset Disposition, net of (a) direct costs (including, without limitation, legal, accounting and investment banking fees, and sales commissions), (b) taxes paid or payable as a result thereof and (c) the amount necessary to Repay any Indebtedness either secured by a Permitted Lien on the related Property or incurred in connection with the Property that is included in such Asset Disposition; it being understood that “Net Cash Proceeds” shall include, without limitation, any cash or Cash Equivalents received upon the sale or other disposition of any non-cash consideration received by any such Consolidated Party in any Asset Disposition.  In addition, the “Net Cash Proceeds” of any Asset Disposition shall include any other amounts which constitute “Net Proceeds” (or any comparable term) of such transaction under, and as defined in the documents evidencing or governing any Subordinated Indebtedness.

Non-Consenting Lender” means any Lender that does not approve any consent, waiver or amendment that (i) requires the approval of all Lenders or all affected Lenders in accordance with the terms of Section 10.01 and (ii) has been approved by the Required Lenders.

Non-Defaulting Lender” means, at any time, each Lender that is not a Defaulting Lender at such time.

Note” means a promissory note made by the Borrowers in favor of a Lender evidencing Loans made by such Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit C-1 or Exhibit C-2, as the case may be.

Obligations” means all advances to, and debts, liabilities, obligations, covenants and duties of, any Loan Party arising under any Loan 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 (i) interest and fees that accrue after the commencement by or against any Loan Party or any Affiliate thereof

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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.

OFAC” means the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the United States Department of the Treasury of the United States of America.

Off-Balance Sheet Liabilities” means, with respect to any Person as of any date of determination thereof, without duplication and to the extent not included as a liability on the consolidated balance sheet of such Person and its Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP: (a) with respect to any asset securitization or similar transaction (including any accounts receivable purchase facility) (i) the unrecovered investment of purchasers or transferees of assets so transferred and (ii) any other payment, recourse, repurchase, hold harmless, indemnity or similar obligation of such Person or any of its Subsidiaries in respect of assets transferred or payments made in respect thereof, other than limited recourse provisions that are customary for transactions of such type and that neither (x) have the effect of limiting the loss or credit risk of such purchasers or transferees with respect to payment or performance by the obligors of the assets so transferred nor (y) impair the characterization of the transaction as a true sale under applicable Laws (including Debtor Relief Laws); or (b) the monetary obligations under any financing lease (excluding any operating lease) or so-called “synthetic,” tax retention or off-balance sheet lease transaction which, upon the application of any Debtor Relief Law to such Person or any of its Subsidiaries, would be characterized as indebtedness; or (c) the monetary obligations under any sale and leaseback transaction which does not create a liability on the consolidated balance sheet of such Person and its Subsidiaries; or (d) any other monetary obligation arising with respect to any other transaction which (i) upon the application of any Debtor Relief Law to such Person or any of its Subsidiaries, would be characterized as indebtedness or (ii) is the functional equivalent of or takes the place of borrowing but which does not constitute a liability on the consolidated balance sheet of such Person and its Subsidiaries (for purposes of this clause (d), any transaction structured to provide tax deductibility as interest expense of any dividend, coupon or other periodic payment will be deemed to be the functional equivalent of  a borrowing).

Operating Lease” means, as applied to any Person, any lease (including, without limitation, leases which may be terminated by the lessee at any time) of any Property (whether real, personal or mixed) which is not a Capital Lease other than any such lease in which that Person is the lessor.

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.

Other Connection Taxes” means, with respect to any Recipient, Taxes imposed as a result of a present or former connection between such Recipient and the jurisdiction imposing such Tax

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(other than connections arising from such Recipient having executed, delivered, become a party to, performed its obligations under, received payments under, received or perfected a security interest under, engaged in any other transaction pursuant to or enforced any Loan Document, or sold or assigned an interest in any Loan or Loan Document).

Other Taxes” means all present or future stamp, court or documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes that arise from any payment made under, from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, from the receipt or perfection of a security interest under, or otherwise with respect to, any Loan Document, except any such Taxes that are Other Connection Taxes imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 3.06).

Outstanding Amount” means (i) with respect to Revolving Loans, Term 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, Term Loans and Swing Line Loans, as the case may be, occurring on such date; and (ii) with respect to any L/C Obligations on any date, the Dollar Equivalent of the aggregate outstanding 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.

Overnight Rate” means, for any day, (a) with respect to any amount denominated in Dollars, the Federal Funds Rate for that day, and (b) with respect to any amount denominated in an Alternative Currency, the rate of interest per annum at which overnight deposits in the applicable Alternative Currency, in an amount approximately equal to the amount with respect to which such rate is being determined, would be offered for such day by a branch or Affiliate of KeyBank in the applicable offshore interbank market for such currency to major banks in such interbank market.

Participant” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(d).

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 a Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate or to which any 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 Acquisition” means an Acquisition by any Borrower or any Subsidiary of a Borrower that is permitted pursuant to the terms of Section 7.06(g).

Permitted Asset Disposition” means any Asset Disposition permitted by Section 7.05.

Permitted Investments” means, at any time, Investments by the Consolidated Parties permitted to exist at such time pursuant to the terms of Section 7.06.

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Permitted Liens” means, at any time, Liens in respect of Property of the Consolidated Parties permitted to exist at such time pursuant to the terms of Section 7.02.

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 a Borrower or, with respect to any such plan that is subject to Section 412 of the Code or Title IV of ERISA, any ERISA Affiliate.

Platform” has the meaning specified in Section 6.01.

Potlatch” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.

Potlatch Forest” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.

Potlatch Land & Lumber” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.

Pro Forma Basis” means, for purposes of calculating (utilizing the principles set forth in Section 1.03(b)) compliance with each of the financial covenants set forth in Section 6.10(a)-(b) in respect of a proposed transaction, that such transaction shall be deemed to have occurred as of the first day of the four fiscal-quarter period ending as of the most recent fiscal quarter end preceding the date of such transaction with respect to which the Administrative Agent has received the Required Financial Information.  As used herein, “transaction” shall mean (i) any incurrence or assumption of Indebtedness as referred to in Section 7.01(f), (ii) any Asset Disposition as referred to in Section 7.05, (iii) any Acquisition as referred to in Section 7.06(g), or (iv) any Restricted Payment as referred to in Section 7.07(c).  In connection with any calculation of the financial covenants set forth in Section 6.10(a)-(b) upon giving effect to a transaction on a Pro Forma Basis:

(A)

for purposes of any such calculation in respect of any incurrence or assumption of Indebtedness as referred to in Section 7.01(f), any Indebtedness which is retired in connection with such transaction shall be excluded and deemed to have been retired as of the first day of the applicable period;

(B)

for purposes of any such calculation in respect of any Asset Disposition as referred to in Section 7.05, (1) income statement items (whether positive or negative) attributable to the Property disposed of shall be excluded and (2) any Indebtedness which is retired in connection with such transaction shall be excluded and deemed to have been retired as of the first day of the applicable period; and

(C)

for purposes of any such calculation in respect of any Acquisition as referred to in Section 7.06(g), (1) any Indebtedness incurred by any Consolidated Party in connection with such transaction (x) shall be deemed to have been incurred as of the first day of the applicable period and (y) if such Indebtedness has a floating or formula rate, shall have an implied rate of interest for the applicable period for purposes of this definition determined by utilizing the rate which is or would be in effect with respect to such Indebtedness as at the relevant date of determination, (2) income statement items (whether

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positive or negative) attributable to the Person or Property acquired shall be included beginning as of the first day of the applicable period and (3) pro forma adjustments may be included to the extent that such adjustments would be permitted under GAAP and give effect to events that are (x) directly attributable to such transaction, (y) expected to have a continuing impact on the Consolidated Parties and (z) factually supportable.

(D)

for purposes of any such calculation in connection with the making of any Restricted Payment referred to in Section 7.07(c), any Indebtedness incurred (or to be incurred) by any Consolidated Party in connection with such payment or repurchases shall be deemed to have been incurred as of the first day of the applicable period.

Pro Forma Compliance Certificate” means a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Administrative Borrower delivered to the Administrative Agent in connection with (i) any incurrence or assumption of Indebtedness as referred to in Section 7.01(f), (ii) any Asset Disposition as referred to in Section 7.05, (iii) any Acquisition as referred to in Section 7.06(g) and (iv) any Restricted Payment made pursuant to Section 7.07(c), as applicable, and containing reasonably detailed calculations, upon giving effect to the applicable transaction on a Pro Forma Basis, of the Consolidated Leverage Ratio and the Interest Coverage Ratio as of the most recent fiscal quarter end preceding the date of the applicable transaction with respect to which the Administrative Agent shall have received the Required Financial Information.

Property” means any interest in any kind of property or asset, whether real, personal or mixed, or tangible or intangible.

PTE” means a prohibited transaction class exemption issued by the U.S. Department of

Labor, as any such exemption may be amended from time to time.

 

Public Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 6.01.

Recipient” means the Administrative Agent, any Lender, the L/C Issuer or any other recipient of any payment to be made by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party hereunder.

Register” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.06(c).

REIT” means a Real Estate Investment Trust as defined in Sections 856-860 of the Code.

Related Parties” means, with respect to any Person, such Person’s Affiliates and the partners, directors, officers, employees, agents, trustees, administrators, managers, advisors and representatives of such Person and of such Person’s Affiliates.

Repay” or “Repayment” means with respect to Indebtedness, to permanently pay, prepay, redeem, repurchase, retire, defease (including by way of depositing money or securities with the trustee with respect thereto before due for the purpose of paying when due), establish a sinking fund or similar payment or acquire for value.

Reportable Event” means any of the events set forth in Section 4043(c) of ERISA, other than events for which the 30 day notice period has been waived.

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Request for Credit Extension” means (a) with respect to a Borrowing, conversion or continuation of Revolving Loans or Term Loans, a Revolving Loan Notice or Term Loan Notice, as the case may be (b) with respect to an L/C Credit Extension, a Letter of Credit Application, and (c) with respect to a Swing Line Loan, a Swing Line Loan Notice.

Required Financial Information” means, with respect to each fiscal period or quarter of the Borrowers, (a) the financial statements required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or (b) for such fiscal period or quarter, and (b) the certificate of a Responsible Officer of Potlatch required by Section 6.01(c) to be delivered with the financial statements described in clause (a) above.

Required Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Lenders having more than 50% of the Aggregate Commitments or, if the commitment of each Lender to make Loans and the obligation of the L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions have been terminated pursuant to Section 8.02, Lenders holding in the aggregate more than 50% of the Total Outstandings (with the aggregate amount of each Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans being deemed “held” by such Lender for purposes of this definition); provided that the Commitment of, and the portion of the Total Outstandings held or deemed held by, any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Lenders (except that the amount of any participation in any Swing Line Loan and Unreimbursed Amounts that such Defaulting Lender has failed to fund that has not been reallocated to and funded by another Lender shall be deemed to be “held” by the Lender that is the Swing Line Lender or L/C Issuer, as the case may be, in making such determination).

"Required Revolving Lenders" means, as of any date of determination, Revolving Lenders having more than 50% of the Aggregate Revolving Loan Commitments, or, if the commitment of each Revolving 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, Revolving Lenders holding in the aggregate more than 50% of the Total Revolving Outstandings (with the aggregate amount of each Revolving Lender's risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans being deemed "held" by such Revolving Lender for purposes of this definition); provided that if the Commitment of, and the portion of Total Revolving Outstandings held or deemed held by any Defaulting Lender that is also a Revolving Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Revolving Lenders (except that the amount of any participation in any Swing Line Loan and Unreimbursed Amounts that such Defaulting Lender has failed to fund that has not been reallocated to and funded by another Lender shall be deemed to be “held” by the Lender that is the Swing Line Lender or L/C Issuer, as the case may be, in making such determination).

"Required Term Loan Lenders" means, as of any date of determination, Term Loan Lenders having more than 50% of the Aggregate Term Loan Commitments or, if the commitment of each Term Loan Lender to make Term Loans has been terminated pursuant to Section 8.02, Term Loan Lenders holding in the aggregate more than 50% of the Total Term Loan Outstandings; provided that the Commitment of, and the portion of the Total Term Loan Outstandings held or deemed held by, any Defaulting Lender that is also a Term Loan Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Term Loan Lenders.

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Responsible Officer” of any Person means any of the chief executive officer, chief operating officer, president, vice president, chief financial officer, treasurer, assistant treasurer or other duly elected officer of such Person.  Any document delivered hereunder that is signed by a Responsible Officer of a Loan Party shall be conclusively presumed to have been authorized by all necessary corporate, partnership and/or other action on the part of such Loan Party and such Responsible Officer shall be conclusively presumed to have acted on behalf of such Loan Party.

Restricted Payment” means (i) any dividend or other payment or distribution, direct or indirect, on account of any shares of any class of Capital Stock of any Consolidated Party, now or hereafter outstanding (including without limitation any payment in connection with any dissolution, merger, consolidation or disposition involving any Consolidated Party) to the holders, in their capacity as such, of any shares of any class of Capital Stock of any Consolidated Party, now or hereafter outstanding (other than dividends or distributions payable in Capital Stock of the applicable Person and dividends or distributions payable (directly or indirectly through Subsidiaries) to a Borrower), (ii) any redemption, retirement, sinking fund or similar payment, purchase or other acquisition for value, direct or indirect, of any shares of any class of Capital Stock of any Consolidated Party, now or hereafter outstanding, (iii) any payment made to retire, or to obtain the surrender of, any outstanding warrants, options or other rights to acquire shares of any class of Capital Stock of any Consolidated Party, now or hereafter outstanding, and (iv) any payment or prepayment of principal of, or premium, if any, on (including any redemption, purchase, retirement, defeasance, sinking fund or similar payment with respect to) any Subordinated Indebtedness.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the term Restricted Payment shall not include any redemption of share purchase rights issued pursuant to any customary shareholder rights plan implemented by Potlatch from time to time (as the same may be amended from time to time), for a redemption price not to exceed $0.01 per share purchase right.

Revaluation Date” means with respect to any Letter of Credit, each of the following:  (a) each date of issuance of any Letter of Credit, (b) each date of an amendment of any Letter of Credit having the effect of increasing the amount thereof (solely with respect to the increased amount), (c) each date of any payment by the L/C Issuer of any Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency, (d) the last Business Day of each calendar month and (e) such additional dates as the Administrative Agent or the L/C Issuer shall require.

Revolving Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of simultaneous Revolving Loans of the same Type and, in the case of LIBOR Loans, having the same Interest Period made by each of the Lenders pursuant to Section 2.01.

"Revolving Lender" means a Lender which has a Revolving Loan Commitment.

"Revolving Loan" has the meaning specified in Section 2.01.

"Revolving Loan Commitment" means, with respect to each Revolving Lender, the amount set forth on Schedule 2.01 hereto as the amount of such Revolving Lender's Commitment to make or maintain Revolving Loans or to participate in Swing Line Loans or L/C Obligations, as the same may be changed from time to time in accordance with this Agreement.

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Revolving Loan Notice” means a notice of (a) a Revolving Borrowing, (b) a conversion of Revolving Loans from one Type to the other, or (c) a continuation of LIBOR Loans, pursuant to Section 2.02(a), which, if in writing, shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A-1 or such other form as may be approved by Administrative Agent.

"Revolving Note" has the meaning specified in Section 2.01.

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 any arrangement pursuant to which any Consolidated Party, directly or indirectly, becomes liable as lessee, guarantor or other surety with respect to any lease, whether an Operating Lease or a Capital Lease, of any Property (a) which such Consolidated Party has sold or transferred (or is to sell or transfer) to a Person which is not a Consolidated Party or (b) which such Consolidated Party intends to use for substantially the same purpose as any other Property which has been sold or transferred (or is to be sold or transferred) by such Consolidated Party to another Person which is not a Consolidated Party in connection with such lease, provided that any transaction that satisfies the conditions in preceding subsection (a) or (b) shall not constitute a “Sale and Leaseback Transaction” where lessor under such lease is organized under the laws of a jurisdiction outside of the United States, the Property is located in the United States and the obligations in respect of the lease or incurred in connection therewith for which the Consolidated Party is liable have been defeased.

Same Day Funds” means (a) with respect to disbursements and payments in Dollars, immediately available funds, and (b) with respect to disbursements and payments in an Alternative Currency, same day or other funds as may be determined by the Administrative Agent or the L/C Issuer, as applicable, to be customary in the place of disbursement or payment for the settlement of international banking transactions in the relevant Alternative Currency.

"Sanction(s)" means any sanction administered or enforced by OFAC, the United States Department of State, the United States Treasury, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union or Her Majesty’s Treasury.

"Sanctions Laws and Regulations" means any applicable sanctions, prohibitions or requirements imposed by any applicable executive order or by any applicable sanctions program administered by OFAC, the United States Department of State, the United States Treasury, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union or Her Majesty’s Treasury.

Sarbanes‑Oxley” means the Sarbanes‑Oxley Act of 2002.

"Scheduled Unavailability Date" has the meaning specified in Section 3.03(b)(ii).

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

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Oversight Board, as each of the foregoing may be amended and in effect on any applicable date hereunder.

Single Employer Plan” means any Plan which is covered by Title IV of ERISA, but which is not a Multiemployer Plan or a Multiple Employer Plan.

Solvent” or “Solvency” means, with respect to any Person as of a particular date, that on such date (i) such Person is able to pay its debts and other liabilities, contingent obligations and other commitments as they mature in the normal course of business, (ii) 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 in their ordinary course, (iii) 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 or is to engage, (iv) the fair market value of the Property of such Person is greater than the total amount of liabilities, including, without limitation, contingent liabilities, of such Person and (v) the present fair market 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.  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.

SPC” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(f).

Spot Rate” for a currency means the rate determined by the Administrative Agent or the L/C Issuer, as applicable, to be the rate quoted by the Person acting in such capacity as the spot rate for the purchase by such Person of such currency with another currency through its principal foreign exchange trading office at approximately 11:00 a.m. on the date two Business Days prior to the date as of which the foreign exchange computation is made; provided that the Administrative Agent or the L/C Issuer may obtain such spot rate from another financial institution designated by the Administrative Agent or the L/C Issuer if the Person acting in such capacity does not have as of the date of determination a spot buying rate for any such currency; and provided further that the L/C Issuer may use such spot rate quoted on the date as of which the foreign exchange computation is made in the case of any Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency.

Subordinated Indebtedness” means any Indebtedness of the Borrowers which by its terms is subordinated to the Obligations in a manner and to an extent acceptable to the Required Lenders.

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 specified, all references herein to a “Subsidiary” or to “Subsidiaries” shall refer to a Subsidiary or Subsidiaries of a Borrower.

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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, which 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 value(s) determined in accordance therewith, such termination value(s), and (b) for any date prior to the date referenced in clause (a), the amount(s) determined as the mark-to-market value(s) 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).

Swing Line” means the revolving credit facility made available by the Swing Line Lender pursuant to Section 2.05.

Swing Line Borrowing” means a borrowing of a Swing Line Loan pursuant to Section 2.05.

Swing Line Lender” means KeyBank in its capacity as provider of Swing Line Loans, or any successor swing line lender hereunder.

Swing Line Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a).

Swing Line Loan Notice” means a notice of a Swing Line Borrowing pursuant to Section 2.05(b), which, if in writing, shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit B or such other form as may be approved by Administrative Agent.

Swing Line Sublimit” means an amount equal to the lesser of (a) TWENTY-FIVE MILLION DOLLARS ($25,000,000) and (b) the Aggregate Revolving Loan Commitments.  The Swing Line Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Aggregate Revolving Loan Commitments.

Synthetic Lease Obligation” means the monetary obligation of a Person under (a) a so-called synthetic, off-balance sheet or tax retention lease, or (b) an agreement for the use or possession of property creating obligations that do not appear on the balance sheet of such Person but which, upon the insolvency or bankruptcy of such Person, would be characterized as the

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indebtedness of such Person (without regard to accounting treatment).  In no event shall any Operating Lease be construed as a Synthetic Lease Obligation.

Taxes” means all present or future taxes, levies, imposts, duties, deductions, withholdings (including backup withholding), assessments, fees or other charges imposed by any Governmental Authority, including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.

"Term Borrowing" means a borrowing of a Term Loan funded by a Term Loan Lender pursuant to Section 2.03.

"Term Loan Commitment" means as to each Term Loan Lender as of any date, the amount equal to the aggregate principal amount of the Term Loans made by such Term Loan Lender which are then outstanding to the Borrower.  

"Term Loan Commitment Amendment" has the meaning set forth in Section 2.15(d).

"Term Loan" has the meaning specified in Section 2.01.

"Term Loan Lender" means a Lender which has a Term Loan Commitment.  

"Term Loan Maturity Date" means, with respect to a Term Loan, the maturity date for such Term Loan as set forth in the applicable Term Loan Commitment Amendment, which such date shall not be prior to the Maturity Date.  

"Term Loan Notice" means a notice of a Term Borrowing pursuant to Section 2.03, which, if in writing, shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A-2 or such other form as may be approved by Administrative Agent.

"Term Note" has the meaning set forth in Section 2.03.

Timberland Inventory Update” means an annual inventory and acreage update with respect to the Timberlands delivered to the Administrative Agent, in accordance with Section 6.13 hereof, which update shall be provided by the Borrowers and which shall include, without limitation, (i) an update of timber inventory reflecting depletion and growth of the timber as of December 31st of the prior year (which shall reflect any Timberlands added or disposed of since the Timberland Valuation Update most recently delivered) and (ii) an indication of the total acreage comprising the Timberlands.

Timberland Valuation Consultant” means RISI, Inc. or another third party timberland valuation consultant acceptable to the Administrative Agent.

Timberland Valuation Update” means a valuation of the Timberlands delivered to the Administrative Agent every other year, in accordance with Section 6.13 hereof, which update shall be conducted by the Timberland Valuation Consultant and which shall include, without limitation, (i) the updated value of the Timberlands based on the current market conditions which shall include an aggregate value for the Timberlands as well as values of the Timberlands by region and (ii) an indication by Timberland Valuation Consultant of the total acreage comprising the Timberlands,

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the aggregate value for the Timberlands and the average per acre value for the Timberlands taken as a whole, in each case, in form and detail reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

Timberlands” means all the timberlands from time to time owned by the Loan Parties.

"Total Asset Value" means, as of any date, (i) the most recent Consolidated Timberland Value, plus (ii) the GAAP book basis of the Consolidated Parties for Manufacturing Facilities, provided that such amount shall not exceed 10% of Total Asset Value, plus (iii) the GAAP book basis of the Consolidated Parties for Construction In Progress, provided that such amount shall not exceed 10% of Total Asset Value, plus (iv) the GAAP book basis of the Consolidated Parties Pro Rata Share of all Investment Affiliates, provided that such amount shall not exceed fifteen percent (15%) of Total Asset Value, plus (v) cash, Cash Equivalents, Company Owned Life Insurance (provided that such amount of Company Owned Life Insurance shall not be more than 5% of Total Asset Value) and marketable securities owned by the Consolidated Parties as of the end of such fiscal quarter.

Total Outstandings” means the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all Loans and all L/C Obligations.

"Total Revolving Outstandings" means the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all Revolving Loans, Swing Line Loans and all L/C Obligations.

"Total Term Loan Outstandings" means the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all Term Loans.

Type” means, with respect to a Revolving Loan or a Term Loan, its character as a Base Rate Loan or a LIBOR Loan.

United States” and “U.S.” mean the United States of America.

Unreimbursed Amount” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.04(c)(i).

U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(e)(i)(B)(III).

"Write-Down and Conversation Powers" means with respect to any EEA Resolution Authority, the write-down and conversion powers of such EEA Resolution Authority from time to time under the Bail-In Legislation for the applicable EEA Member Country, which write-down and conversion powers are described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule.

Other Interpretive Provisions

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With reference to this Agreement and each other Loan Document, unless otherwise specified herein or in such other Loan Document:

(a)The definitions of terms herein shall apply equally to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined.  Whenever the context may require, any pronoun shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms.  The words “include,” “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation.”  The

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word “will” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word “shall.”  Unless the context requires otherwise, (i) any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document (including any Organization Document) shall be construed as referring to such agreement, instrument or other document as from time to time amended, supplemented or otherwise modified (subject to any restrictions on such amendments, supplements or modifications set forth herein or in any other Loan Document), (ii) any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s successors and assigns, (iii) the words “herein,” “hereof” and “hereunder,” and words of similar import when used in any Loan Document, shall be construed to refer to such Loan Document in its entirety and not to any particular provision thereof, (iv) all references in a Loan Document to Articles, Sections, Preliminary Statements, Exhibits and Schedules shall be construed to refer to Articles and Sections of, and Preliminary Statements, Exhibits and Schedules to, the Loan Document in which such references appear, (v) any reference to any law shall include all statutory and regulatory provisions consolidating, amending, replacing or interpreting such law and any reference to any law or regulation shall, unless otherwise specified, refer to such law or regulation as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time, and (vi) the words “asset” and “property” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect and to refer to any and all tangible and intangible assets and properties, including cash, securities, accounts and contract rights.

(b)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.”

(c)Section headings herein and in the other Loan Documents are included for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

Accounting Terms

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Generally

.  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 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. Notwithstanding the foregoing, for purposes of determining compliance with any covenant (including the computation of any financial covenant) contained herein, Indebtedness of the Borrowers and their respective Subsidiaries shall be deemed to be carried at 100% of the outstanding principal amount thereof, and the effects of FASB ASC 825 on financial liabilities shall be disregarded.

Changes in GAAP

.  If at any time any change in GAAP would affect the computation of any financial ratio or requirement set forth in any Loan Document, and either the Administrative Borrower or the Required Lenders shall so request, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Borrowers shall negotiate in good faith to

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amend such ratio or requirement to preserve the original intent thereof in light of such change in GAAP (subject to the approval of the Required Lenders); provided that, until so amended, (A) such ratio or requirement shall continue to be computed in accordance with GAAP prior to such change therein and (B) the Administrative Borrower shall provide to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders financial statements and other documents required under this Agreement or as reasonably requested hereunder setting forth a reconciliation between calculations of such ratio or requirement made before and after giving effect to such change in GAAP.  Without limiting the foregoing, leases shall continue to be classified and accounted for on a basis consistent with that reflected in the Audited Financial Statements for all purposes of this Agreement, notwithstanding any change in GAAP relating thereto, unless the parties hereto shall enter into a mutually acceptable amendment addressing such changes, as provided for above.

(c)Notwithstanding the above, the parties hereto acknowledge and agree that, for purposes of all calculations made under the financial covenants set forth in Section 6.10 (including without limitation for purposes of the definitions of “Applicable Rate” and “Pro Forma Basis” set forth in Section 1.01, (i) after consummation of any Asset Disposition for consideration (cash and non-cash) in excess of $75,000,000 and (ii) after consummation of any Acquisition for an Investment for consideration (cash and non-cash) in excess of $75,000,000, such calculations shall be made on a Pro Forma Basis.

Rounding

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Any financial ratios required to be maintained by the Borrowers on a consolidated basis pursuant to this 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).

References to Agreements and Laws

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Unless otherwise expressly provided herein, (a) references to Organization Documents, agreements (including the Loan 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 Loan Document; and (b) references to any Law shall include all statutory and regulatory provisions consolidating, amending, replacing, supplementing or interpreting such Law.

Exchange Rates; Currency Equivalents

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(a)The Administrative Agent or the L/C Issuer, as applicable, shall determine the Spot Rates as of each Revaluation Date to be used for calculating Dollar Equivalent amounts of Credit Extensions and Outstanding Amounts denominated in Alternative Currencies.  Such Spot Rates shall become effective as of such Revaluation Date and shall be the Spot Rates employed in converting any amounts between the applicable currencies until the next Revaluation Date to occur.  Except for purposes of financial statements

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delivered by Loan Parties hereunder or calculating financial covenants hereunder or except as otherwise provided herein, the applicable amount of any currency (other than Dollars) for purposes of the Loan Documents shall be such Dollar Equivalent amount as so determined by the Administrative Agent or the L/C Issuer, as applicable.

(b)Wherever in this Agreement in connection with the issuance, amendment or extension of a Letter of Credit, an amount, such as a required minimum or multiple amount, is expressed in Dollars, but such Letter of Credit is denominated in an Alternative Currency, such amount shall be the relevant Alternative Currency Equivalent of such Dollar amount (rounded to the nearest unit of such Alternative Currency, with 0.5 of a unit being rounded upward), as determined by the Administrative Agent or the L/C Issuer, as applicable.

Additional Alternative Currencies

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The Administrative Borrower may from time to time request that Letters of Credit be issued in a currency other than those specifically listed in the definition of “Alternative Currency;” provided that such requested currency is a lawful currency (other than Dollars) that is readily available and freely transferable and convertible into Dollars.  Such request shall be subject to the approval of the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer.  Any such request shall be made to the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 p.m., twenty (20) Business Days prior to the date of the desired Credit Extension (or such other time or date as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer, in their sole discretion).  The L/C Issuer shall notify the Administrative Agent, not later than 12:00 p.m., ten (10) Business Days after receipt of such request whether it consents, in its sole discretion, to the issuance of Letters of Credit in such requested currency.  Any failure by the L/C Issuer to respond to such request within the time period specified in the preceding sentence shall be deemed to be a refusal by the L/C Issuer to permit Letters of Credit to be issued in such requested currency.  If the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer consent to the issuance of Letters of Credit in such requested currency, the Administrative Agent shall so notify the Administrative Borrower and such currency shall thereupon be deemed for all purposes to be an Alternative Currency hereunder for purposes of any Letter of Credit issuances. If the Administrative Agent shall fail to obtain consent to any request for an additional currency under this Section 1.07, the Administrative Agent shall promptly so notify the Administrative Borrower.

Change of Currency

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(a)Each obligation of the Borrowers to make a payment denominated in the national currency unit of any member state of the European Union that adopts the Euro as its lawful currency after the date hereof shall be redenominated into Euro at the time of such adoption.  If, in relation to the currency of any such member state, the basis of accrual of interest expressed in this Agreement in respect of that currency shall be inconsistent with any convention or practice in the London interbank market for the basis of accrual of interest in respect of the Euro, such expressed basis shall be replaced by such convention or practice with effect from the date on which such member state adopts the Euro as its lawful currency; provided that if any Credit Extension in the currency of such member state is outstanding immediately prior to such date, such replacement shall take effect, with respect to such Credit Extension, at the end of the then current Interest Period.

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(b)Each provision of this Agreement shall, upon written notice to the Administrative Borrower explaining the basis for such construction, be subject to such reasonable changes of construction as the Administrative Agent may from time to time specify to be appropriate to reflect the adoption of the Euro by any member state of the European Union and any relevant market conventions or practices relating to the Euro.

(c)Each provision of this Agreement also shall, upon written notice to the Administrative Borrower explaining the basis for such construction, be subject to such reasonable changes of construction as the Administrative Agent may from time to time specify to be appropriate to reflect a change in currency of any other country and any relevant market conventions or practices relating to the change in currency.

Times of Day

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Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to times of day shall be references to Eastern time (daylight or standard, as applicable).

Letter of Credit Amounts

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Unless otherwise specified herein, the amount of a Letter of Credit at any time shall be deemed to be the Dollar Equivalent of 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 Dollar Equivalent of 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.

ARTICLE II
COMMITMENTS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS

Committed Loans

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Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Lender (A) that has a Revolving Loan Commitment severally agrees to make loans under such Revolving Loan Commitment in Dollars (each such loan, a "Revolving Loan", and (B) that has a Term Loan Commitment severally agrees to make loans under such commitments in Dollars (each such loan, a “Term Loan” and together with any Revolving Loan, a "Committed Loan") for the account of any Borrower as designated by the Administrative Borrower pursuant to Section 2.02(a) from time to time, on any Business Day during the Availability Period, in an aggregate amount not to exceed at any time outstanding the amount of such Lender’s Revolving Loan Commitment or Term Loan Commitment, as applicable; provided, however, that after giving effect to any Revolving Borrowing, (i) the Total Outstandings shall not exceed the Aggregate Commitments, (ii) with respect to any Revolving Loan, the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Loans of any Lender, plus such Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations, plus such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all Swing Line Loans shall not exceed such Lender’s Revolving Loan Commitment and (iii) with

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respect to any Term Loan, the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Term Loans of any Lender shall not exceed such Lender's Term Loan Commitment.  Within the limits of each Lender’s Revolving Loan Commitment, and subject to the other terms and conditions hereof, any of the Borrowers may borrow a Revolving Loan under this Section 2.01, prepay a Revolving Loan under Section 2.06, and reborrow a Revolving Loan under this Section 2.01.  Any Revolving Loan shall be evidenced by a separate promissory note of the Borrower in substantially the form of Exhibit C-1 hereto (each, a "Revolving Note"), dated as of the making of such Revolving Loan and completed with appropriate insertions.  Committed Loans may be Base Rate Loans or LIBOR Loans, as further provided herein.

Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Committed Loans

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(a)Each Revolving Borrowing, each Term Borrowing, each conversion of such Loans from one Type to the other, and each continuation of LIBOR Loans shall be made upon irrevocable notice from the Administrative Borrower to the Administrative Agent, which may be given by telephone (provided that such telephonic notice complies with the information requirements of the form of Revolving Loan Notice or Term Loan Notice, as applicable, attached hereto).  Each such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than (i) 1:00 p.m. three Business Days prior to the requested date of any Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of LIBOR Loans or of any conversion of LIBOR Loans to Base Rate Loans, and (ii) 12:00 p.m. on the requested date of any Borrowing of Base Rate Revolving Loans or Base Rate Term Loans.  Each telephonic notice by the Administrative Borrower pursuant to this Section 2.02(a) must be confirmed promptly by delivery to the Administrative Agent of a written Revolving Loan Notice or Term Loan Notice, as applicable, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Administrative Borrower.  Each Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of LIBOR Loans shall be in a principal amount of $5,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof.  Except as provided in Sections 2.04(c) and 2.05(c), each Borrowing of or conversion to Base Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof.  Each Revolving Loan Notice or Term Loan Notice, as applicable, (whether telephonic or written) shall specify (i) the applicable Borrower to which the proceeds of the Loan shall be disbursed, (ii) whether the Administrative Borrower is requesting a Revolving Borrowing, a Term Borrowing, a conversion of Revolving Loans from one Type to the other, or a continuation of LIBOR Loans, (iii) the requested date of the Borrowing, conversion or continuation, as the case may be (which shall be a Business Day), (iv) the principal amount of Committed Loans to be borrowed, converted or continued, (v) the Type of Committed Loans to be borrowed or to which existing Committed Loans are to be converted, and (vi) if applicable, the duration of the Interest Period with respect thereto.  If the Administrative Borrower fails to specify a Type of Revolving Loan in a Revolving Loan Notice or a Type of Term Loan in a Term Loan Notice or if the Administrative Borrower fails to give a timely notice requesting a conversion or continuation, then the applicable Revolving Loans or Term Loans shall be made as, or converted to, Base Rate Loans.  Any such 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 LIBOR Loans.  If the Administrative Borrower requests a Borrowing of, conversion to, or continuation of LIBOR Loans in any such Revolving Loan Notice or Term Loan Notice, but fails to specify an Interest Period, it will be deemed to have

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specified an Interest Period of one month.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, all Borrowings made on the Closing Date shall be made as Base Rate Loans unless the Administrative Agent shall have received an appropriate funding indemnity letter executed by the Borrowers and reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent at least three (3) Business Days prior to the Closing Date.  In addition, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, a Swing Line Loan may not be converted to a LIBOR Loan.

(b)Following receipt of a Revolving Loan Notice or Term Loan Notice, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender of the amount of its Applicable Percentage of the applicable Revolving Loans or Term Loans, and if no timely notice of a conversion or continuation is provided by the Administrative 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 Revolving Borrowing or a Term Borrowing, each applicable Lender shall make the amount of its Revolving Loan or Term 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 Revolving Loan Notice or Term Loan Notice.  Upon satisfaction of the applicable conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (and, if such Borrowing is the initial Credit Extension, Section 4.01), the Administrative Agent shall make all funds so received available to the applicable Borrower designated to receive the proceeds of the Loan in the Revolving Loan Notice or the Term Loan Notice, as applicable, in like funds as received by the Administrative Agent either by (i) crediting the account of the applicable Borrower on the books of KeyBank 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 Administrative Borrower; provided, however, that if, on the date the Revolving Loan Notice or Term Loan Notice, as applicable, with respect to such Borrowing is given by the Administrative Borrower, there are 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, and second, to the applicable Borrower as provided above.

(c)Except as otherwise provided herein, a LIBOR Loan may be continued or converted only on the last day of an Interest Period for such LIBOR Loan.  During the existence of a Default, no Loans may be requested as, converted to or continued as LIBOR Loans without the consent of the Required Lenders.

(d)The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Administrative Borrower and the Lenders of the interest rate applicable to any Interest Period for LIBOR Loans upon determination of such interest rate.  The determination of the LIBOR 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 Administrative Borrower and the Lenders of any change in KeyBank’s prime rate used in determining the Base Rate promptly following the public announcement of such change.

(e)After giving effect to all Committed Borrowings, all conversions of Committed Loans from one Type to the other, all continuations of Committed Loans as the same Type and all Swing Line Loans, the sum of (i) the number of Interest Periods in effect

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with respect to Committed Loans and (ii) Swing Line Loans shall not exceed ten (10) at any one time.

Term Loan

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Any Term Loan made as a result of any Term Loan Commitment provided for pursuant to Section 2.15 (or any increase therein) shall be made on the applicable Increase Effective Date and each Lender which elects to provide or increase a Term Loan Commitment pursuant to Section 2.15 agrees to make Term Loans to the Borrower in an aggregate amount equal to (a) with respect to any existing Term Loan Lender, the amount by which such Term Loan Lender's Term Loan Commitment increases on the applicable Increase Effective Date and (b) with respect to any new Term Loan Lender, the amount of such new Lender's Term Loan Commitment.  The Term Loans shall be evidenced by separate promissory notes of the Borrower in substantially the form of Exhibit C-2 hereto (collectively, the "Term Notes"), dated as of the making of such Term Loan and completed with appropriate insertions.  One Term Note shall be payable to the order of each Term Loan Lender in the principal amount equal to such Term Loan Lender's Term Loan Commitment or, if less, the outstanding amount of all Term Loans made by such Term Loan Lender, as set forth below.  The Borrower irrevocably authorizes Administrative Agent to make or cause to be made, an appropriate notation on Administrative Agent's record reflecting the making of such Term Loan (or as the case may be) the receipt of such payment.  The outstanding amount of the Term Loans set forth on Administrative Agent's record shall be prima facie evidence of the principal amount thereof owing and unpaid to each Term Loan Lender, but the failure to record, or any error in so recording, any such amount on Administrative Agent's record shall not limit or otherwise affect the obligations of the Borrower hereunder or under any Term Note to make payments of principal or interest on any Term Note when due.  Term Loans may be Base Rate Loans or LIBOR Loans, as further provided herein.

Letters of Credit

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The Letter of Credit Commitment

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(i)Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, (A) the L/C Issuer agrees, in reliance upon the agreements of the Revolving Lenders set forth in this Section 2.04, (1) from time to time on any Business Day during the period from the Closing Date until the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, to issue Letters of Credit denominated in Dollars or in one or more Alternative Currencies for the account of any Borrower or any Subsidiary, and to amend or extend Letters of Credit previously issued by it, in accordance with Section 2.04(b), and (2) to honor drawings under the Letters of Credit; and (B) the Revolving Lenders severally agree to participate in Letters of Credit issued for the account of any of the Borrowers and any drawings thereunder; provided that after giving effect to any L/C Credit Extension with respect to any Letter of Credit, (x) the Total Outstandings shall not exceed the Aggregate Commitments, (y) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Loans of any Revolving Lender, plus such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations, plus such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all Swing Line Loans shall not exceed such Revolving

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Lender’s Revolving Loan Commitment, and (z) the Outstanding Amount of the L/C Obligations shall not exceed the Letter of Credit Sublimit.  Each request by the Administrative Borrower for the issuance or amendment of a Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be a representation by the Borrowers that the L/C Credit Extension so requested complies with the conditions set forth in the proviso to the preceding sentence.  Within the foregoing limits, and subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Borrowers’ ability to obtain Letters of Credit shall be fully revolving, and accordingly the Borrowers may, during the foregoing period, obtain Letters of Credit to replace Letters of Credit that have expired or that have been drawn upon and reimbursed.  All Existing Letters of Credit shall be deemed to have been issued pursuant hereto, and from and after the Closing Date shall be subject to and governed by the terms and conditions hereof.  Each Letter of Credit Application shall be prepared and signed by the Administrative Borrower; provided, however, that the Administrative Borrower shall be permitted to designate any Borrower, Subsidiary or other third party as the account party for the requested Letter of Credit, although, notwithstanding such designation, the Borrowers shall be the actual account party for all purposes of this Agreement for such Letters of Credit and such designation shall not affect the Borrowers’ reimbursement obligations hereunder with respect to such Letter of Credit.

(ii)The L/C Issuer shall not issue any Letter of Credit if:

(A)subject to Section 2.04(b)(iii), the expiry date of such requested Letter of Credit would occur more than twelve months after the date of issuance or last extension, unless the Required Revolving Lenders have approved such expiry date; or

(B)subject to Section 2.04(b)(vii), 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.

(iii)The L/C Issuer shall not be under any 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 which was not applicable on the Closing Date and which the L/C Issuer in good faith deems material to it;

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(B)the issuance of such Letter of Credit would violate one or more policies of the L/C Issuer applicable to letters of credit generally;

(C)except as otherwise agreed to by the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer, such Letter of Credit is in an initial stated amount less than $25,000 (or such lesser amount as may be agreed to by the Borrowers, the L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent);

(D)such Letter of Credit is to be denominated in a currency other than Dollars or an Alternative Currency;

(E)such Letter of Credit contains any provisions for automatic reinstatement of the stated amount after any drawing thereunder;

(F)the L/C Issuer does not as of the issuance date of the requested Letter of Credit issue Letters of Credit in the requested currency; or

(G)any Revolving Lender is at such 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 Borrowers or such Revolving Lender to eliminate the L/C Issuer’s actual or potential Fronting Exposure (after giving effect to Section 2.19(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.

(iv)The L/C Issuer shall not amend any Letter of Credit if the L/C Issuer would not be permitted at such time to issue such Letter of Credit in its amended form under the terms hereof.

(v)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.

(vi)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 (A) provided to the Administrative Agent in 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 Issuer Documents pertaining to such Letters of Credit as fully as if the term “Administrative Agent” as used in Article IX included the L/C Issuer with respect to such acts or omissions, and (B) as additionally provided herein with respect to the L/C Issuer.

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Procedures for Issuance and Amendment of Letters of Credit; Auto-Extension Letters of Credit

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(i)Each Letter of Credit shall be issued or amended, as the case may be, upon the request of the Administrative 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 Administrative Borrower.  Such Letter of Credit Application may be sent by facsimile, by United States mail, by overnight courier, by electronic transmission using the system provided by the L/C Issuer, by personal delivery or by any other means acceptable to the L/C Issuer.  Such Letter of Credit Application must be received by the L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent (A) not later than 12:00 p.m. at least two Business Days (or such later date and time as the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer may agree in a particular instance in their sole discretion) prior to the proposed issuance date or date of amendment, as the case may be, of any Letter of Credit denominated in Dollars and (B) not later than 12:00 p.m. at least ten 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, of any Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency.  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; (G) the purpose and nature of the requested Letter of Credit; and (H) 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 (1) the Letter of Credit to be amended; (2) the proposed date of amendment thereof (which shall be a Business Day); (3) the nature of the proposed amendment; and (4) such other matters as the L/C Issuer may require.  Additionally, the Borrower for whose account the Letter of Credit is being issued shall furnish through the Administrative Borrower to the L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent such other documents and information pertaining to such requested Letter of Credit issuance or amendment, including any Issuer Documents, as the L/C Issuer or the Administrative Agent may reasonably require.

(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 Administrative Borrower and, if not, the L/C Issuer will provide the Administrative Agent with a copy thereof.  Unless the L/C Issuer has received written notice from any Revolving Lender, the Administrative Agent or any Loan Party, at least one Business Day prior to the requested date of issuance or amendment of the applicable Letter of Credit, that one or more applicable

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conditions contained in Article IV shall not then be satisfied, 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 Borrower for whose account the Letter of Credit is being issued 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 Applicable Revolving Percentage times the amount of such Letter of Credit.

(iii)If the Administrative Borrower so requests in any applicable Letter of Credit Application, the L/C Issuer may, in its sole and absolute discretion, agree to issue a Letter of Credit that has automatic extension provisions (each, an “Auto-Extension Letter of Credit”); provided that any such Auto-Extension Letter of Credit must permit the L/C Issuer to prevent any such extension at least once in each twelve-month period (commencing with the date of issuance of such Letter of Credit) by giving prior notice to the beneficiary thereof not later than a day (the “Non-Extension Notice Date”) in each such twelve-month period to be agreed upon at the time such Letter of Credit is issued.  Unless otherwise directed by the L/C Issuer, the Administrative Borrower shall not be required to make a specific request to the L/C Issuer for any such extension.  Once an Auto- Extension Letter of Credit has been issued, the Revolving Lenders shall be deemed to have authorized (but may not require) the L/C Issuer to permit the extension of such Letter of Credit at any time to an expiry date not later than the Letter of Credit Expiration Date; provided, however, that the L/C Issuer shall not permit any such extension if (A) the L/C Issuer has determined that it would not be permitted, or would have no obligation, at such time to issue such Letter of Credit in its revised form (as extended) under the terms hereof (by reason of the provisions of clause (ii) or (iii) of Section 2.04(a) or otherwise), or (B) it has received notice (which may be by telephone or in writing) on or before the day that is five (5) Business Days before the Non- Extension Notice Date (1) from the Administrative Agent that the Required Revolving Lenders have elected not to permit such extension or (2) from the Administrative Agent, any Revolving Lender or a Borrower that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in Section 4.02 is not then satisfied, and in each such case directing the L/C Issuer not to permit such extension.

(iv)If the Administrative Borrower so requests in any applicable Letter of Credit Application, the L/C Issuer may, in its sole and absolute discretion, agree to issue a Letter of Credit that permits the automatic reinstatement of all or a portion of the stated amount thereof after any drawing thereunder (each, an “Auto-Reinstatement Letter of Credit”).  Unless otherwise directed by the L/C Issuer, the Administrative Borrower shall not be required to make a specific request to the L/C Issuer to permit such reinstatement.  Once an Auto-Reinstatement Letter of Credit has been issued, except as provided in the following sentence, the Revolving Lenders shall be deemed to have authorized (but may not require) the L/C Issuer to reinstate all or a portion of the stated amount thereof in accordance with the

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provisions of such Letter of Credit.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, if such Auto-Reinstatement Letter of Credit permits the L/C Issuer to decline to reinstate all or any portion of the stated amount thereof after a drawing thereunder by giving notice of such non-reinstatement within a specified number of days after such drawing (the “Non-Reinstatement Deadline”), the L/C Issuer shall not permit such reinstatement if it has received a notice (which may be by telephone or in writing) on or before the day that is seven Business Days before the Non-Reinstatement Deadline (A) from the Administrative Agent that the Required Revolving Lenders have elected not to permit such reinstatement or (B) from the Administrative Agent, any Revolving Lender or a Borrower that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in Section 4.02 is not then satisfied (treating such reinstatement as an L/C Credit Extension for purposes of this clause) and, in each case, directing the L/C Issuer not to permit such reinstatement.

(v)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 Administrative Borrower and the Administrative Agent a true and complete copy of such Letter of Credit or amendment.

(vi)Any Revolving Lender with a Revolving Loan Commitment (in such capacity, a “Discretionary L/C Issuer”) may from time to time, at the written request of the Administrative Borrower (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) and with the consent of the Administrative Agent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld), and in such Revolving Lender’s sole discretion, agree to issue one or more Letters of Credit for the account of the applicable Borrower designated in such request on the same terms and conditions in all respects as are applicable to the Letters of Credit issued by the L/C Issuer hereunder by executing and delivering to the Administrative Agent a written agreement to such effect, among (and in form and substance satisfactory to) the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent and such Discretionary L/C Issuer.  With respect to each of the Letters of Credit issued (or to be issued) thereby, each of the Discretionary L/C Issuers shall have all of the same rights and obligations under and in respect of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, and shall be entitled to all of the same benefits (including, without limitation, the rights, obligations and benefits set forth in Sections 2.04, 9.07 and 10.01), as are afforded to the L/C Issuer hereunder and thereunder.  The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each of the Revolving Lenders with a Revolving Loan Commitment of the appointment of any Discretionary L/C Issuer.  Each Discretionary L/C Issuer shall provide to the Administrative Agent, on a monthly basis, a report that details the activity with respect to each Letter of Credit issued by such Discretionary L/C Issuer (including an indication of the maximum amount then in effect with respect to each such Letter of Credit).

(vii)The L/C Issuer may, in its sole discretion, issue one or more Letters of Credit hereunder, with expiry dates that would occur after the Letter of Credit Expiration Date (and after the Maturity Date), to the extent the Borrowers have

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agreed to fully Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations relating to such Letters of Credit on the date that is five (5) Business Days prior to the Maturity Date (the “Mandatory Cash Collateralization Date”) in accordance with the terms of Section 2.18.  In the event the Borrowers fail to Cash Collateralize the outstanding L/C Obligations on the Mandatory Cash Collateralization Date, each outstanding Letter of Credit shall automatically be deemed to be drawn in full and the Borrowers shall be deemed to have requested a Base Rate Revolving Loan to be funded by the Revolving Lenders on the Mandatory Cash Collateralization Date to reimburse such drawing (with the proceeds of such Loan being used to Cash Collateralize outstanding L/C Obligations as set forth in Section 2.18) in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.04(c).  If a Base Rate Revolving Loan cannot be made because the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 cannot be satisfied or for any other reason, the Borrowers shall be deemed to have incurred an L/C Borrowing from the L/C Issuer and each Revolving Lender shall be obligated to fund its Applicable Revolving Percentage of such L/C Borrowing in the form of an L/C Advance in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.04(c) (with the proceeds of such L/C Advance being used to Cash Collateralize outstanding L/C Obligations as set forth in Section 2.18). The funding by a Revolving Lender of its Applicable Revolving Percentage of such Base Rate Revolving Loan or such L/C Advance, as applicable, to Cash Collateralize the outstanding L/C Obligations on the Mandatory Cash Collateralization Date shall be deemed payment by such Revolving Lender in respect of its participation interest in such L/C Obligations.

Drawings and Reimbursements; Funding of Participations

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(i)Upon receipt from the beneficiary of any Letter of Credit of any notice of a drawing under such Letter of Credit, the L/C Issuer shall notify the Administrative Borrower and the Administrative Agent thereof.  Not later than 2:00 p.m. on the date of any payment by the L/C Issuer under a Letter of Credit to be reimbursed in Dollars, or the Applicable Time on the date of any payment by the L/C Issuer under a Letter of Credit to be reimbursed in an Alternative Currency (each such date, an “Honor Date”), the Borrowers shall reimburse the L/C Issuer through the Administrative Agent in an amount equal to the amount of such drawing.  In the case of a Letter of Credit denominated in Dollars, the Borrowers shall reimburse the L/C Issuer in Dollars.  In the case of a Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency, the Borrowers shall reimburse the L/C Issuer in Dollars unless the L/C Issuer (at its option) shall specify in such notice that it will require payment in the currency in which the drawing is made.  In the case of any such reimbursement in Dollars of a drawing under a Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency, the L/C Issuer shall notify the Administrative Borrower of the Dollar Equivalent of the amount of the drawing promptly following the determination thereof.  If the Borrowers fail 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 Applicable Revolving Percentage thereof.  In such event, the Borrowers shall be deemed to have requested a Revolving Borrowing of Base Rate Revolving Loans to be

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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, but subject to the amount of the unutilized portion of the Revolving Loan Commitments and the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (other than the delivery of a Revolving Loan Notice).  Any notice given by the L/C Issuer or the Administrative Agent pursuant to this Section 2.04(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.

(ii)Each Revolving Lender (including the Revolving Lender acting as L/C Issuer) shall upon any notice pursuant to Section 2.04(c)(i) make funds available (and the Administrative Agent may apply Cash Collateral provided for this purpose) for the account of the L/C Issuer at the Administrative Agent’s Office in Dollars in an amount equal to its Applicable Revolving Percentage of the Unreimbursed Amount not later than 2:00 p.m. on the Business Day specified in such notice by the Administrative Agent, whereupon, subject to the provisions of Section 2.04(c)(iii), each Revolving Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made a Base Rate Revolving Loan to the Borrowers in such amount.  The Administrative Agent shall remit the funds so received to the L/C Issuer in Dollars, or if requested by the L/C Issuer, the equivalent amount thereof in an Alternative Currency as determined by the Administrative Agent at such time on the basis of the Spot Rate (determined as of such funding date) for the purchase of such Alternative Currency with Dollars.

(iii)With respect to any Unreimbursed Amount that is not fully refinanced by a Revolving Borrowing of Base Rate Loans because the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 cannot be satisfied or for any other reason, the Borrowers 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 2.04(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 2.04.

(iv)Until each Revolving Lender funds its Revolving Loan or L/C Advance pursuant to this Section 2.04(c) to reimburse the L/C Issuer for any amount drawn under any Letter of Credit, interest in respect of such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving 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 2.04(c), shall be absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance, including (A) any set-off,

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counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right which such Revolving Lender may have against the L/C Issuer, the Borrowers or any other Person for any reason whatsoever; (B) the occurrence or continuance of a Default; (C) any other occurrence, event or condition, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing; or (D) with respect to the obligation of each Revolving Lender to fund and satisfy its participation in an L/C Borrowing in accordance with this Section 2.04, the occurrence of the Letter of Credit Expiration Date or the Maturity Date or the termination of the Commitments hereunder; provided, however, that each Revolving Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Loans pursuant to this Section 2.04(c) is subject to the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (other than delivery by the Administrative Borrower of a Revolving Loan Notice).  No such making of an L/C Advance shall relieve or otherwise impair the obligation of the Borrowers 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.

(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 2.04(c) by the time specified in Section 2.04(c)(ii), then, without limiting the other provisions of this Agreement, 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 greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the L/C Issuer in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the L/C Issuer in connection with the foregoing (it being understood that such customary fees shall not be subject to the indemnification obligations of the Borrowers pursuant to Section 10.04(b)).  If such Revolving Lender pays such amount (with interest and fees as aforesaid), the amount so paid shall constitute such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Loan included in the relevant Revolving Borrowing or L/C Advance in respect of the relevant L/C Borrowing, as the case may be.  A certificate of the L/C Issuer submitted to any Revolving Lender (through the Administrative Agent) with respect to any amounts owing under this Section 2.04(c)(vi) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

Repayment of Participations

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(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 2.04(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 the Borrowers or otherwise, including proceeds of Cash Collateral applied thereto by the Administrative Agent), the Administrative Agent will distribute to such Revolving Lender its Applicable Revolving Percentage thereof  in the same funds as those received by the Administrative Agent.

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(ii)If any payment received by the Administrative Agent for the account of the L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 2.04(c)(i) is required to be returned under any of the circumstances described in Section 10.05 (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 Applicable Revolving 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.  The obligations of the Revolving Lenders under this clause shall survive the payment in full of the Obligations and the termination of this Agreement.

Obligations Absolute

.  The obligation of the Borrowers 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 Agreement under all circumstances, including the following:

(i)any lack of validity or enforceability of such Letter of Credit, this Agreement, or any other Loan Document;

(ii)the existence of any claim, counterclaim, set-off, defense or other right that any Borrower or any Subsidiary 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 Agreement, the transactions contemplated hereby or by such Letter of Credit or any agreement or instrument relating thereto, or any unrelated transaction;

(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)waiver by the L/C Issuer of any requirement that exists for the L/C Issuer’s protection and not the protection of any Borrower or any waiver by the L/C Issuer which does not in fact materially prejudice any Borrower;

(v)honor of a demand for payment presented electronically even if such Letter of Credit requires that demand be in the form of a draft;

(vi)any payment made by the L/C Issuer in respect of an otherwise complying item presented after the date specified as the expiration date of, or the date by which documents must be received under such Letter of Credit if presentation after such date is authorized by the UCC, the ISP or the UCP, as applicable;

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(vii)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;

(viii)any adverse change in the relevant exchange rates or in the availability of the relevant Alternative Currency to any Borrower or any Subsidiary or in the relevant currency markets generally; or

(ix)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, any Borrower or any Subsidiary.

The Administrative 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 Administrative Borrower’s instructions or other irregularity, the Administrative Borrower will immediately notify the L/C Issuer.  The Borrowers 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.

Role of L/C Issuer

.  Each Revolving Lender and each 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, the Administrative Agent, any of their respective Related Parties nor any correspondent, participant or assignee 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 Revolving Lenders or the Required Revolving 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 Issuer Document.  The Borrowers hereby assume 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 Borrowers’ 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, the Administrative Agent, any of their respective Related Parties nor any correspondent, participant or assignee of the L/C Issuer, shall be liable or responsible for any of the matters described in clauses (i) through (ix) of Section 2.04(e); provided, however, that anything in such clauses to the contrary notwithstanding, the Borrowers may have a claim against the L/C Issuer, and the L/C Issuer may be liable to the Borrowers, to the extent, but only to the extent, of any direct, as opposed to consequential or exemplary, damages suffered by the Borrowers which the

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Borrowers prove 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.  The L/C Issuer may send a Letter of Credit or conduct any communication to or from the beneficiary via the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (“SWIFT”) message or overnight courier, or any other commercially reasonable means of communicating with a beneficiary.

Applicability of ISP and UCP; Limitation of Liability

.  Unless otherwise expressly agreed by the L/C Issuer and the Borrowers when a Letter of Credit is issued (including any such agreement applicable to an Existing Letter of Credit), (i) the rules of the ISP shall apply to each standby Letter of Credit, and (ii) the rules of the UCP shall apply to each commercial Letter of Credit.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the L/C Issuer shall not be responsible to the Borrowers for, and the L/C Issuer’s rights and remedies against the Borrowers shall not be impaired by, any action or inaction of the L/C Issuer required or permitted under any law, order, or practice that is required or permitted to be applied to any Letter of Credit or this Agreement, including the Law or any order of a jurisdiction where the L/C Issuer or the beneficiary is located, the practice stated in the ISP or UCP, as applicable, or in the decisions, opinions, practice statements, or official commentary of the ICC Banking Commission, the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade - International Financial Services Association (BAFT-IFSA), or the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice, whether or not any Letter of Credit chooses such law or practice.

Letter of Credit Fees

.  The Borrowers shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Lender in accordance with its Applicable Revolving Percentage in Dollars a Letter of Credit fee (the “Letter of Credit Fee”) for each Letter of Credit equal to the Applicable Rate times the Dollar Equivalent of the daily amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit.  For purposes of computing the daily amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.10.  Such letter of credit fees shall be computed on a quarterly basis in arrears.  Such letter of credit fees shall be due and payable on the first Business Day after the end of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, on the Letter of Credit Expiration Date and thereafter on demand.  If there is any change in the Applicable Rate during any quarter, the daily amount available to be drawn under each Letter of Credit shall be computed and multiplied by the Applicable Rate separately for each period during such quarter that such Applicable Rate was in effect.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, upon the request of the Required Revolving Lenders, while any Event of Default exists, all Letter of Credit Fees shall accrue at the Default Rate.

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Fronting Fee and Processing Charges Payable to L/C Issuer

.  The Borrowers shall pay directly to the L/C Issuer for its own account a fronting fee in Dollars or such Alternative Currency as shall be separately agreed, for each Letter of Credit equal to 0.125% times the Dollar Equivalent of the daily amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit.  For purposes of computing the daily amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.10.  Such letter of credit fees shall be computed on a quarterly basis in arrears.  Such fronting fee for each Letter of Credit shall be due and payable on the first Business Day after the end of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, on the Letter of Credit Expiration Date and thereafter on demand.  In addition, the Borrowers shall pay directly to the L/C Issuer for its own account the customary issuance, presentation, amendment and other processing fees, and other standard costs and charges, of the L/C Issuer relating to letters of credit as from time to time in effect in Dollars or such Alternative Currency as shall be separately agreed.  Such customary fees and standard costs and charges are due and payable on demand and are nonrefundable.

Conflict with Issuer Documents

.  In the event of any conflict between the terms hereof and the terms of any Issuer Document, the terms hereof shall control.

Letters of Credit Issued for Subsidiaries

.  Notwithstanding that a Letter of Credit issued or outstanding hereunder is in support of any obligations of a Subsidiary and subject to the provisions of Section 2.16, such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be for the account of Potlatch Forest, in the case of any Subsidiary that is a REIT, and Potlatch Land & Lumber, in the case of all other Subsidiaries, and the applicable Borrowers shall be obligated to reimburse the L/C Issuer hereunder for any and all drawings under such Letter of Credit.  The Borrowers hereby acknowledge that the issuance of Letters of Credit for the account of Subsidiaries inures to the benefit of the Borrowers, and that the Borrowers’ business derives substantial benefits from the businesses of such Subsidiaries.

Swing Line Loans

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The Swing Line

.  Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Swing Line Lender, in reliance upon the agreement of the other Revolving Lenders set forth in this Section 2.05, may in its sole and absolute discretion make loans in Dollars (each such loan, a “Swing Line Loan”) for the account of any of the Borrowers from time to time on any Business Day during the Availability Period in an aggregate amount not to exceed at any time outstanding the amount of the Swing Line Sublimit, notwithstanding the fact that such Swing Line Loans, when aggregated with the Applicable Revolving Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of Revolving Loans and L/C Obligations of the Revolving Lender acting as Swing Line Lender, may exceed the amount of such Lender’s Revolving Loan Commitment; provided, however, that (x) after giving effect to any Swing Line Loan, (i) the Total Outstandings shall not exceed the Aggregate Commitments, and (ii) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Loans of any Revolving Lender, plus such Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations, plus such Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all Swing Line Loans shall not exceed such Lender’s Revolving Loan

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Commitment, (y) the Borrowers shall not use the proceeds of any Swing Line Loan to refinance any outstanding Swing Line Loan, and (z) the Swing Line Lender shall not be under any obligation to make any Swing Line Loan if it shall determine (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) that it has, or by such Credit Extension may have, Fronting Exposure.  Within the foregoing limits, and subject to the other terms and conditions hereof, any of the Borrowers may borrow under this Section 2.05, prepay under Section 2.06, and reborrow under this Section 2.05.  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 risk participation in such Swing Line Loan in an amount equal to the product of such Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage times the amount of such Swing Line Loan.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section 2.05, the Swing Line Lender shall not be obligated to make any Swing Line Loan at a time when any other Revolving Lender is a Defaulting Lender, unless the Swing Line Lender is satisfied that the participation therein will otherwise be fully allocated to the Revolving Lenders that are Non-Defaulting Lenders consistent with Section 2.19(a)(iv) and the Defaulting Lender shall not participate therein, except to the extent the Swing Line Lender has entered into arrangements with the Borrowers or such Defaulting Lender that are satisfactory to the Swing Line Lender in its good faith determination to eliminate the Swing Line Lender's Fronting Exposure with respect to any such Defaulting Lender, including the delivery of cash collateral.

Borrowing Procedures

.  Each Swing Line Borrowing shall be made upon the Administrative Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent, which may be given by telephone (provided that such telephonic notice complies with the informational requirements of the form of Swing Line Loan Notice attached hereto). 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 in integral multiples of $100,000), (ii) the requested borrowing date, which shall be a Business Day and (iii) the Borrower to which the funds are to be disbursed.  Each such telephonic notice must be confirmed promptly by delivery to the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent of a written Swing Line Loan Notice, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Administrative Borrower.  Promptly after receipt by the Swing Line Lender of any telephonic Swing Line 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 Swing Line 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 12:00 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 the proviso to the first sentence of Section 2.05(a), or (B) that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in Article IV is not then satisfied, then, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Swing Line Lender will, not later than 2:30 p.m. on the borrowing date specified in such Swing Line Loan Notice, make the amount of its Swing Line Loan available to the Borrowers.

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(c)Refinancing of Swing Line Loans.

(i)The Swing Line Lender at any time in its sole and absolute discretion may request, on behalf of the Borrowers (which hereby irrevocably authorize the Swing Line Lender to so request on their behalf), that each Revolving Lender make a Base Rate Revolving Loan in an amount equal to such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of the amount of Swing Line Loans then outstanding.  Such request shall be made in writing (which written request shall be deemed to be a Revolving 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, but subject to the unutilized portion of the Aggregate Commitments and the conditions set forth in Section 4.02.  The Swing Line Lender shall furnish the Administrative Borrower with a copy of the applicable Revolving Loan Notice promptly after delivering such notice to the Administrative Agent.  Each Revolving Lender shall make an amount equal to its Applicable Revolving Percentage of the amount specified in such Revolving Loan Notice available to the Administrative Agent in immediately available funds (and the Administrative Agent may apply Cash Collateral available with respect to the applicable Swing Line Loan) for the account of the Swing Line Lender at the Administrative Agent’s Office not later than 12:00 p.m. on the day specified in such Revolving Loan Notice, whereupon, subject to Section 2.05(c)(ii), each Revolving Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made a Base Rate Revolving Loan to the Borrowers 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 Revolving Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.05(c)(i), the request for Base Rate 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 2.05(c)(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 2.05(c) by the time specified in Section 2.05(c)(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 greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Swing Line Lender in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the Swing Line Lender in connection with the foregoing.  If such Revolving Lender pays such amount (with interest and fees as aforesaid), the amount so paid shall constitute

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such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Loan included in the relevant Revolving Borrowing or funded participation in the relevant Swing Line Loan, as the case may be.  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.

(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 2.05(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 which such Revolving Lender may have against the Swing Line Lender, the Borrowers or any other Person for any reason whatsoever, (B) the occurrence or continuance of a Default, or (C) any other occurrence, event or condition, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing; provided, however, that each Revolving Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Loans pursuant to this Section 2.05(c) is subject to the conditions set forth in Section 4.02.  No such funding of risk participations shall relieve or otherwise impair the obligation of the Borrowers to repay Swing Line Loans, together with interest as provided herein.

Repayment of Participations

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(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 Applicable Revolving 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 10.05 (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 Applicable Revolving 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.  The obligations of the Revolving Lenders under this clause shall survive the payment in full of the Obligations and the termination of this Agreement.

Interest for Account of Swing Line Lender

.  The Swing Line Lender shall be responsible for invoicing the Borrowers for interest on the Swing Line Loans.  Until each Revolving Lender funds its Base Rate Revolving Loan or risk participation pursuant to this Section 2.05 to refinance such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of any Swing Line Loan, interest in respect of such Applicable Revolving Percentage shall be solely for the account of the Swing Line Lender.

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Payments Directly to Swing Line Lender

.  The Borrowers shall make all payments of principal and interest in respect of the Swing Line Loans directly to the Swing Line Lender.

Prepayments

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(a)The Borrowers may, upon notice to the Administrative Agent, at any time or from time to time voluntarily prepay Revolving Loans or Term Loans in whole or in part without premium or penalty; provided that (i) such notice must be in a form acceptable to Administrative Agent and be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 1:00 p.m. (A) three Business Days prior to any date of prepayment of LIBOR Loans and (B) on the date of prepayment of Base Rate Loans; (ii) any prepayment of LIBOR Loans shall be in a minimum principal amount of $5,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof; and (iii) any prepayment of Base Rate Loans shall be in a minimum principal amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof or, in each case, if less, the entire principal amount thereof then outstanding.  Each such notice shall specify the date and amount of such prepayment and the Type(s) of Revolving Loans or Term Loans to be prepaid and, if LIBOR Loans are to be prepaid, the Interest Period(s) of such Loans.  The Administrative Agent will promptly notify each Lender of its receipt of each such notice, and of the amount of such Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage or Applicable Term Percentage, as the case may be, of such prepayment.  If such notice is given by the Borrowers, the Borrowers shall make such prepayment and the payment amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein.  Any prepayment of a LIBOR Loan shall be accompanied by all accrued interest on the amount prepaid, together with any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05.  Subject to Section 2.18, each such prepayment shall be applied to the Revolving Loans or the Term Loans, as applicable, of the Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentages.

(b)The Borrowers may, upon notice to the Swing Line Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), at any time or from time to time, voluntarily prepay Swing Line Loans in whole or in part without premium or penalty; provided that (i) such notice must be received by the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent not later than 1:00 p.m. on the date of the prepayment, and (ii) any such prepayment shall be in a minimum principal amount of $100,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000.  Each such notice shall specify the date and amount of such prepayment.  If such notice is given by the Borrowers, the Borrowers shall make such prepayment and the payment amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein.

(c)If for any reason the Total Outstandings at any time exceed the Aggregate Commitments then in effect, the Borrowers shall immediately prepay Loans and/or Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations in an aggregate amount equal to such excess; provided, however, that the Borrowers shall not be required to Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations pursuant to this Section 2.06(c) unless after the prepayment in full of the Revolving Loans, Term Loans and Swing Line Loans the Total Outstandings exceed the Aggregate Commitments then in effect.

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Termination or Reduction of Commitments

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The Borrowers may, upon notice from the Administrative Borrower to the Administrative Agent, terminate the Aggregate Revolving Loan Commitments, or from time to time permanently reduce the Aggregate Revolving Loan Commitments; provided that (i) any such notice shall be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 p.m. five (5) Business Days prior to the date of termination or reduction, (ii) any such partial reduction shall be in an aggregate amount of $5,000,000 or any whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof, (iii) the Borrowers shall not terminate or reduce the Aggregate Revolving Loan Commitments if, after giving effect thereto and to any concurrent prepayments hereunder, the Total Revolving Outstandings would exceed the Aggregate Revolving Loan Commitments, and (iv) if, after giving effect to any reduction of the Revolving Loan Commitments, the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swing Line Sublimit exceeds the amount of the Revolving Loan Commitment, the Letter of Credit Sublimit and/or the Swing Line Sublimit, as applicable, shall be automatically reduced by the amount of such excess.  The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Lenders of any such notice of termination or reduction of the Aggregate Revolving Loan Commitments.  Any reduction of the Aggregate Revolving Loan Commitments shall be applied to the Revolving Loan Commitment of each Revolving Lender, as the case may be, according to its Applicable Percentage thereof.  All commitment fees accrued until the effective date of any termination of the Aggregate Revolving Loan Commitments shall be paid on the effective date of such termination.

Repayment of Loans

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Revolving Loans

.  The Borrowers shall repay to the Lenders on the Maturity Date the aggregate principal amount of Revolving Loans outstanding on such date.

Swing Line Loans

.  The Borrowers shall repay each Swing Line Loan on the earlier to occur of (i) the date ten (10) Business Days after such Loan is made and (ii) the Maturity Date.

Term Loans

.  The Borrowers shall repay to the Lenders on the applicable Term Loan Maturity Date the aggregate principal amount of Term Loans outstanding on such date which mature on such date.

Interest

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(a)Subject to the provisions of subsection (b) below, (i) each LIBOR Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof for each Interest Period at a rate per annum equal to the LIBOR for such Interest Period plus the Applicable Rate; (ii) each Base Rate Revolving Loan and each Base Rate Term 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, at the Borrowers’ option, (x) the Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate or (y) such other rate mutually agreed to by the Borrowers and the Swing Line Lender at the time of the borrowing of such Swing Line Loan.

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(b)(i)If any amount of principal of any Loan 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 Laws.

(ii)If any amount (other than principal of any Loan) payable by the Borrowers under any Loan Document is not paid when due (without regard to any applicable grace periods), whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise, then upon the request of the Required Lenders, 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 Laws.

(iii)Upon the request of the Required Lenders, while any Event of Default exists (other than as set forth in clauses (b)(i) and (b)(ii) above), the Borrowers 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 Laws.

(iv)Accrued and unpaid interest on past due amounts (including interest on past due interest) shall be due and payable upon demand.

(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.

Fees

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In addition to certain fees described in subsections (h) and (i) of Section 2.04:

Facility Fee

.  The Borrowers shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender in accordance with its Applicable Revolving Percentage, a facility fee equal to the Applicable Rate with respect to Revolving Loan Commitments times the total Revolving Loan Commitments.  The facility fee shall accrue at all times during the Availability Period and until the Obligations have been Fully Satisfied, including at any time during which one or more of the conditions in Article IV is not met, and shall be due and payable quarterly in arrears on the first Business Day to occur after 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 Maturity Date.  The facility fee shall be calculated quarterly in arrears, and if there is any change in the Applicable Rate during any quarter, the actual daily amount shall be computed and multiplied by the Applicable Rate separately for each period during such quarter that such Applicable Rate was in effect.

(b)Other Fees.  The Borrowers shall pay to the Administrative Agent for their own respective accounts fees in the amounts and at the times specified in the Fee Letter.  Such fees shall be fully earned when paid and shall not be refundable for any reason whatsoever.

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Computation of Interest and Fees; Retroactive Adjustments of Applicable Rate

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(a)All computations of interest for Base Rate Loans (including Base Rate Loans determined by reference to the LIBOR) 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 2.13(a), bear interest for one day. Each determination by the Administrative Agent of an interest rate or fee hereunder shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.

(b)If the Borrowers or the Lenders determine that:  (i) (A) the Debt Rating used to determine the Applicable Rate was not the correct Debt Rating and (B) that use of the correct Debt Rating would have resulted in higher pricing for such period, then the Borrowers shall immediately and retroactively be obligated to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of the applicable Lenders or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, promptly on demand by the Administrative Agent (or, after the occurrence of an actual or deemed entry of an order for relief with respect to the Borrowers under the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, automatically and without further action by the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the L/C Issuer), an amount equal to the excess of the amount of interest and fees that should have been paid for such period over the amount of interest and fees actually paid for such period.  This paragraph shall not limit the rights of the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, under Section 2.05(c)(iii), 2.05(h) or 2.09(b) or under Article VIII.  The Borrowers’ obligations and rights under this paragraph shall survive the termination of the Aggregate Commitments and the repayment of all other Obligations hereunder.

Evidence of Debt

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(a)The Credit Extensions 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 Credit Extensions made by the Lenders to the Borrowers 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 Borrowers 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.  Upon the request of any Lender made through the Administrative Agent, the Borrowers shall execute and deliver to such Lender (through the Administrative Agent) a Note, which shall evidence such Lender’s Loans in addition to such accounts or records.  Each Lender may attach schedules to its Note and endorse

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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.

Payments Generally

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(a)All payments to be made by the Borrowers shall be made free and clear of and without condition or deduction for any counterclaim, defense, recoupment or set-off.  Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all payments by the Borrowers hereunder shall be made to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the respective Lenders to which such payment is owed, at the Administrative Agent’s Office in Dollars and in Same Day Funds not later than 12:00 noon on the date specified herein.  The Administrative Agent will promptly distribute to each Lender its Applicable 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 (i) after 2:00 p.m., in the case of payments in Dollars, or (ii) after the Applicable Time specified by the Administrative Agent in the case of payments in an Alternative Currency, shall in each case be deemed received on the next succeeding Business Day and any applicable interest or fee shall continue to accrue.  If any payment to be made by the Borrowers 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.

(b)(i)Funding by Lenders; Presumption by Administrative Agent.  Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the proposed date of any Committed Borrowing of LIBOR Loans (or, in the case of any Committed Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, prior to 2:00 p.m. on the date of such Committed Borrowing) that such Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent such Lender’s share of such Committed Borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such share available on such date in accordance with Section 2.02 (or, in the case of a Committed Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, that such Lender has made such share available in accordance with and at the time required by Section 2.02) and may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the Borrowers a corresponding amount.  In such event, if a Lender has not in fact made its share of the applicable Committed Borrowing available to the Administrative Agent, then the applicable Lender and the Borrowers severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount in immediately available funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to the Borrowers to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at

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(A) in the case of a payment to be made by such Lender, the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the Administrative Agent in connection with the foregoing (it being understood that such customary fees shall not be subject to the indemnification obligations of  the Borrowers pursuant to Section 10.04(b)) and (B) in the case of a payment to be made by the Borrowers, the interest rate applicable to Base Rate Loans.  If the Borrowers and such Lender shall pay such interest to the Administrative Agent for the same or an overlapping period, the Administrative Agent shall promptly remit to the Borrowers the amount of such interest paid by the Borrowers for such period.  If such Lender pays its share of the applicable Committed Borrowing to the Administrative Agent, then the amount so paid shall constitute such Lender’s Committed Loan included in such Committed Borrowing.  Any payment by the Borrowers shall be without prejudice to any claim the Borrowers may have against a Lender that shall have failed to make such payment to the Administrative Agent.

(ii)Payments by Borrowers; Presumptions by Administrative Agent.  Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from the Administrative Borrower prior to the date on which any payment is due to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders or the L/C Issuer hereunder that the Borrowers will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that the Borrowers have made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may, in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to the Lenders or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, the amount due.  In such event, if the Borrowers have not in fact made such payment, then each of the Lenders or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, severally agrees to repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand the amount so distributed to such Lender or the L/C Issuer, in immediately available funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is distributed to it to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.

A notice of the Administrative Agent to any Lender or the Borrowers with respect to any amount owing under this subsection (b) shall be conclusive, absent manifest error.

(c)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 Borrowers by the Administrative Agent because the conditions to the applicable Credit Extension set forth in Article IV are not satisfied or waived in accordance with the terms hereof, the Administrative Agent shall return such funds (in like funds as received from such Lender) to such Lender, without interest.

(d)The obligations of the Lenders hereunder to make Revolving Loans and Term Loans, to fund participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans and to make

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payments pursuant to Section 10.04(c) are several and not joint.  The failure of any Lender to make any Revolving Loan or Term Loan or to fund any such participation or to make any payment under Section 10.04(c) on any date required hereunder shall not relieve any other Lender of its corresponding obligation to do so on such date, and no Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to so make its Revolving Loan or Term Loan or purchase its participation or to make its payment under Section 10.04(c).

(e)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.

Sharing of Payments by Lenders

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If any Lender shall, by exercising any right of setoff or counterclaim or otherwise, obtain payment in respect of any principal of or interest on any of the Revolving Loans or Term Loans made by it, or the participations in L/C Obligations or in Swing Line Loans held by it resulting in such Lender’s receiving payment of a proportion of the aggregate amount of such Revolving Loans or Term Loans or participations and accrued interest thereon greater than its pro rata share thereof as provided herein, then the Lender receiving such greater proportion shall (a) notify the Administrative Agent of such fact, and (b) purchase (for cash at face value) participations in the Revolving Loans or Term Loans and subparticipations in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans of the other Lenders, or make such other adjustments as shall be equitable, so that the benefit of all such payments shall be shared by the Lenders ratably in accordance with the aggregate amount of principal of and accrued interest on their respective Revolving Loans or Term Loans and other amounts owing them, provided that:

(a)if any such participations or subparticipations are purchased and all or any portion of the payment giving rise thereto is recovered, such participations or subparticipations shall be rescinded and the purchase price restored to the extent of such recovery, without interest; and

(b)the provisions of this Section shall not be construed to apply to (x) any payment made by or on behalf of the Borrowers 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), (y) the application of Cash Collateral provided for in Section 2.18, or (z) any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment of or sale of a participation in any of its Revolving Loans or Term Loans or subparticipations in L/C Obligations or Swing Line Loans to any assignee or participant, other than an assignment to the Borrowers or any of their Subsidiaries thereof (as to which the provisions of this Section shall apply).

Each Loan Party consents to the foregoing and agrees, to the extent it may effectively do so under applicable law, that any Lender acquiring a participation pursuant to the foregoing arrangements may exercise against such Loan Party rights of setoff and counterclaim with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were a direct creditor of such Loan Party in the amount of such participation.

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Increase in Aggregate Commitments

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(a)Provided there exists no Default (and no Default would result therefrom), upon notice from the Administrative Borrower to the Administrative Agent (which shall promptly notify the Lenders), the Borrowers may from time to time, request an increase in the Aggregate Commitments in an aggregate amount for all such increases not to exceed $420,000,000; provided, however, that the Borrowers shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent a Pro Forma Compliance Certificate demonstrating that, upon giving effect on a Pro Forma Basis to the increase in the Aggregate Commitments, the Loan Parties would be in compliance with the financial covenants set forth in Section 6.10; and provided further that any Term Loan (i) shall rank pari passu in right of payment with the Revolving Loans and shall have the same benefits of any additional guaranties or collateral and (ii) shall be treated substantially the same as (and in any event no more favorably than) the Revolving Loans.  The Borrowers may, in their sole discretion, but with the approval of the Lenders providing such increase, designate portions of the increase in the Aggregate Commitments to be either Revolving Loan Commitments or Term Loan Commitments.  If all or a portion of such increase consists of Term Loan Commitments, the applicable Term Loan Lenders shall approve the pricing, funding and other terms of such Term Loan Commitment, except that any Term Loan Maturity Date shall not be a date that is prior to the Maturity Date.  The aggregate amount of any individual increase hereunder shall be in a minimum amount of $5,000,000 (and in integral multiples of $1,000,000 in excess thereof).  To achieve the full amount of a requested increase, the Borrowers may solicit increased commitments from existing Lenders and/or invite additional Eligible Assignees to become Lenders; provided, however, that no existing Lender shall be obligated and/or required to accept an increase in its Commitment pursuant to this Section 2.15 unless it specifically consents to such increase in writing.  Any Lender or Eligible Assignee agreeing to increase its Commitment or provide a new Commitment pursuant to this Section 2.15 shall, in connection therewith, deliver to the Administrative Agent a new commitment agreement in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and its counsel.

(b)If the Aggregate Commitments are increased in accordance with this Section, the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers shall determine the effective date (the “Increase Effective Date”) and the final allocation of such increase.  The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Administrative Borrower and the Lenders of the final allocation of such increase and the Increase Effective Date and Schedule 2.01 hereto shall be deemed amended to reflect such increase and final allocation.  As a condition precedent to such increase, in addition to any deliveries pursuant to subsection (a) above, the Borrowers shall deliver to the Administrative Agent each of the following in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent: (1) a certificate of each Loan Party dated as of the Increase Effective Date (in sufficient copies for each Lender) signed by a Responsible Officer of such Loan Party (i) certifying and attaching the resolutions adopted by such Loan Party approving or consenting to such increase, and (ii) certifying that, before and after giving effect to such increase, (A) the representations and warranties contained in Article V and the other Loan Documents are true and correct on and as of the Increase Effective Date, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct as of such earlier date, and except that for purposes of this Section 2.15, the representations and warranties contained

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in subsections (a) and (b) of Section 5.01 shall be deemed to refer to the most recent financial statements furnished pursuant to subsections (a) and (b), respectively, of Section 6.01, and (B) no Default exists; (2) a statement of reaffirmation from each Loan Party pursuant to which each such Loan Party ratifies this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and acknowledges and reaffirms that, after giving effect to such increase, it is bound by all terms of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents; (3) if the increase is being provided by an existing Lender, and such Lender is then in possession of a Revolving Note or a Term Note, as applicable, then a revised Revolving Note or Term Note, as applicable, in favor of such Lender reflecting such Lender’s Commitment after giving effect to such increase; (4) if the increase is being provided by a new Lender, a Revolving Note or Term Note, as applicable, in favor of such Lender if so requested by such Lender; and (5) payment of any applicable fee related to such increase (including, without limitation, any applicable arrangement, upfront and/or administrative fee).  The Borrowers shall prepay any Revolving Loans outstanding on the Increase Effective Date (and pay any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05) to the extent necessary to keep the outstanding Revolving Loans ratable with any revised Applicable Revolving Percentages arising from any nonratable increase in the Commitments under this Section.  Borrower may prepay such Revolving Loans with the proceeds of Base Rate Loans hereunder without regard to the minimum and multiples specified herein for the principal amount of Base Rate Loans, but subject to the unutilized portion of the Revolving Loan Commitments and the conditions set forth in Section 4.02.

(c)This Section shall supersede any provisions in Sections 2.13 or 10.01 to the contrary.

(d)In the event of the initial addition of any Term Loan Commitments, the Borrower, Guarantors, Administrative Agent and the Term Loan Lenders shall enter into an amendment of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as necessary to evidence such Term Loan Commitment or to have it be guaranteed and secured by the other Loan Documents (the "Term Loan Commitment Amendment"), and all Lenders not providing the Term Loan Commitment hereby consent to such limited scope amendment without future consent rights, provided that the pricing and maturity shall be determined by Borrower and the Term Loan Lenders.  Additionally, the Borrower, Guarantors and each Term Loan Lender shall execute and deliver to Administrative Agent any other documentation as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably specify to evidence, guarantee or secure such Term Loan Commitment.  The Term Loan Commitment Amendment, without the consent of any other Lender, may effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent, the Term Loan Lenders and the Borrower, to implement the terms of the Term Loan Commitment, including pricing, maturity, and such other technical amendments as may be necessary or appropriate in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent, the Term Loan Lenders and the Borrower in connection with the establishment of such Term Loan Commitment.

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Joint and Several Liability of Borrowers

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(a)Each of the Borrowers is accepting joint and several liability hereunder in consideration of the financial accommodation to be provided by the Lenders under this Agreement, for the mutual benefit, directly and indirectly, of each of the Borrowers and in consideration of the undertakings of each of the Borrowers to accept joint and several liability for the obligations of each of them.

(b)Each of the Borrowers jointly and severally hereby irrevocably and unconditionally accepts, not merely as a surety but also as a co-debtor, joint and several liability with the other Borrowers with respect to the payment and performance of all of the Obligations arising under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, it being the intention of the parties hereto that all the Obligations shall be the joint and several obligations of each of the Borrowers without preferences or distinction among them.

(c)If and to the extent that any of the Borrowers shall fail to make any payment with respect to any of the Obligations as and when due or to perform any of the Obligations in accordance with the terms thereof, then in each such event, the other Borrowers will make such payment with respect to, or perform, such Obligation.

(d)The obligations of each Borrower under the provisions of this Section 2.16 constitute full recourse Obligations of such Borrower, enforceable against it to the full extent of its properties and assets.

(e)Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, to the extent permitted by Law, each Borrower (in its capacity as a joint and several obligor in respect of the Obligations of the other Borrowers) hereby waives notice of acceptance of its joint and several liability, notice of occurrence of any Default or Event of Default (except to the extent notice is expressly required to be given pursuant to the terms of this Agreement), or of any demand for any payment under this Agreement, notice of any action at any time taken or omitted by the Administrative Agent or the Lenders under or in respect of any of the Obligations, any requirement of diligence and, generally, all demands, notices and other formalities of every kind in connection with this Agreement.  Each Borrower hereby assents to, and waives notice of, any extension or postponement of the time for the payment of any of the Obligations, the acceptance of any partial payment thereon, any waiver, consent or other action or acquiescence by the Administrative Agent or the Lenders at any time or times in respect of any default by the other Borrowers in the performance or satisfaction of any term, covenant, condition or provision of this Agreement, any and all other indulgences whatsoever by the Administrative Agent or the Lenders in respect of any of the obligations hereunder, and the taking, addition, substitution or release, in whole or in part, at any time or times, of any security for any of the Obligations or the addition, substitution or release, in whole or in part, of any other Borrower.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, each Borrower (in its capacity as a joint and several obligor in respect of the Obligations of the other Borrowers) assents to any other action or delay in acting or any failure to act on the part of the Administrative Agent or the Lenders, including, without limitation, any failure strictly or diligently to assert any right or to pursue any remedy or to comply fully with applicable laws or regulations thereunder which

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might, but for the provisions of this Section 2.16, afford grounds for terminating, discharging or relieving such Borrower, in whole or in part, from any of its Obligations under this Section 2.16, it being the intention of each Borrower that, so long as any of the Obligations hereunder remain unsatisfied, the Obligations of such Borrower under this Section 2.16 shall not be discharged except by performance and then only to the extent of such performance.  The Obligations of each Borrower under this Section 2.16 shall not be diminished or rendered unenforceable by any winding up, reorganization, arrangement, liquidation, reconstruction or similar proceeding with respect to any Borrower or a Lender.  The joint and several liability of the Borrowers hereunder shall continue in full force and effect notwithstanding any absorption, merger, amalgamation or any other change whatsoever in the name, membership, constitution or place of formation of any Borrower or any of the Lenders.

(f)The provisions of this Section 2.16 are made for the benefit of the Lenders and their successors and assigns, and may be enforced by them from time to time against any of the Borrowers as often as occasion therefor may arise and without requirement on the part of the Lenders first to marshal any of its claims or to exercise any of its rights against the other Borrowers or to exhaust any remedies available to it against the other Borrowers or to resort to any other source or means of obtaining payment of any of the Obligations hereunder or to elect any other remedy.  The provisions of this Section 2.16 shall remain in effect until all the Obligations shall have been paid in full or otherwise fully satisfied.  If at any time, any payment, or any part thereof, made in respect of any of the Obligations is rescinded or must otherwise be restored or returned by the Lenders upon the insolvency, bankruptcy or reorganization of any of the Borrowers, or otherwise, the provisions of this Section 2.16 will forthwith be reinstated and in effect as though such payment had not been made.

(g)Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained herein or in any of the other Loan Documents, to the extent the Obligations of any Borrower shall be adjudicated to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason (including, without limitation, because of any applicable state or federal Law relating to fraudulent conveyances or transfers) then the Obligations of such Borrower hereunder shall be limited to the maximum amount that is permissible under applicable Law (whether federal or state and including, without limitation, the Bankruptcy Code of the United States).

Appointment of the Administrative Borrower

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Potlatch Forest and Potlatch Land & Lumber hereby appoint the Administrative Borrower to act as their agent for all purposes under this Agreement (including, without limitation, with respect to all matters related to the borrowing and repayment of Loans) and agree that (a) the Administrative Borrower may execute such documents on behalf of Potlatch Forest and Potlatch Land & Lumber as the Administrative Borrower deems appropriate in its sole discretion and Potlatch Forest and Potlatch Land & Lumber shall be obligated by all of the terms of any such document executed on its behalf, (b) any notice or communication delivered by the Administrative Agent or the Lender to the Administrative Borrower shall be deemed delivered to Potlatch Forest and Potlatch Land & Lumber and (c) the Administrative Agent or the Lenders may accept, and be

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permitted to rely on, any document, instrument or agreement executed by the Administrative Borrower on behalf of Potlatch Forest and Potlatch Land & Lumber.

Cash Collateral

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Certain Credit Support Events

.  If (i) 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, (ii) as of the Mandatory Cash Collateralization Date, any L/C Obligation for any reason remains outstanding, (iii) the Borrowers shall be required to provide Cash Collateral pursuant to Section 8.02(c), or (iv) there shall exist a Defaulting Lender, the Borrowers shall immediately (in the case of clause (iii) above) or within one Business Day (in all other cases) following any request by the Administrative Agent or the L/C Issuer, provide Cash Collateral in an amount not less than the applicable Minimum Collateral Amount (determined in the case of Cash Collateral provided pursuant to clause (iv) above, after giving effect to Section 2.19(a)(iv) and any Cash Collateral provided by the Defaulting Lender).

Grant of Security Interest

.  The Borrowers, and to the extent provided by any Defaulting Lender, such Defaulting 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 Lenders, 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 2.18(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 or the L/C Issuer as herein provided, or that the total amount of such Cash Collateral is less than the Minimum Collateral Amount, the Borrowers 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. All Cash Collateral (other than credit support not constituting funds subject to deposit) shall be maintained in one or more Controlled Accounts at the Administrative Agent. The Borrowers shall pay on demand therefor from time to time all customary account opening, activity and other administrative fees and charges in connection with the maintenance and disbursement of Cash Collateral.

Application

.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, Cash Collateral provided under any of this Section 2.18 or Sections 2.04, 2.05, 2.06, 2.19 or 8.02 in respect of Letters of Credit shall be held and applied to the satisfaction of the specific L/C Obligations, 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 otherwise be provided for herein.

Release

.  Cash Collateral (or the appropriate portion thereof) provided to reduce Fronting Exposure or to secure 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

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applicable Lender (or, as appropriate, its assignee following compliance with Section 10.06(b)(vi))) or (ii) the determination by the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer that there exists excess Cash Collateral; provided, however, the Person providing Cash Collateral and the L/C Issuer may agree that Cash Collateral shall not be released but instead held to support future anticipated Fronting Exposure or other obligations.

Defaulting Lenders

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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:

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 definition of “Required Lenders” and Section 10.01.

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 2.18; fourth, as the Borrowers 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 Borrowers, 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 2.18; 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 Borrowers as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by the Borrowers 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

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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 Revolving Loan Commitments hereunder without giving effect to Section 2.19(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 2.19(a)(ii) shall be deemed paid to and redirected by such Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto.

Certain Fees

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(A)No Defaulting Lender shall be entitled to receive any fee payable under Section 2.10(a) for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender (and the Borrowers shall not be required to pay any such fee that otherwise would have been required to have been paid to that 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 Revolving Percentage of the stated amount of Letters of Credit for which it has provided Cash Collateral pursuant to Section 2.18.

(C)With respect to any fee payable under Section 2.10(a) or any Letter of Credit Fee not required to be paid to any Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (A) or (B) above, the Borrowers 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.

Reallocation of Applicable Revolving 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 Revolving  Percentages (calculated without regard to such Defaulting Lender’s Revolving

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Loan 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 Borrowers shall have otherwise notified the Administrative Agent at such time, the Borrowers shall be deemed to have represented and warranted that such conditions are satisfied at such time), and (y) such reallocation does not cause any Non-Defaulting Lender’s share of the Total Revolving Outstandings to exceed such Non-Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Loan Commitment.  Subject to Section 10.20, 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.

Cash Collateral, Repayment of Swing Line Loans

.  If the reallocation described in clause (a)(iv) above cannot, or can only partially, be effected, the Borrowers 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 2.18.

Defaulting Lender Cure

.  If the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent, 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 Revolving 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 Revolving Percentages (without giving effect to Section 2.19(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 Borrowers 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.

ARTICLE III
TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY

Taxes

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Payments Free of Taxes; Obligation to Withhold; Payments on Account of Taxes

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(i)Any and all payments by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party under any Loan Document shall be made without deduction or withholding for any Taxes, except as required by applicable Laws.  If any applicable Laws (as determined in the good faith discretion of the Administrative Agent) require the deduction or withholding of any Tax from any such payment by the Administrative Agent or a Loan Party, then the Administrative Agent or such Loan Party shall be entitled to make such deduction or withholding, upon the basis of the information and documentation to be delivered pursuant to subsection (e) below.

(ii)If any Loan Party or the Administrative Agent shall be required by the Code to withhold or deduct any Taxes, including both United States Federal backup withholding and withholding taxes, from any payment, then (A) the Administrative Agent shall withhold or make such deductions as are determined by the Administrative Agent to be required based upon the information and documentation it has received pursuant to subsection (e) below, (B) the Administrative Agent shall timely pay the full amount withheld or deducted to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with the Code, and (C) to the extent that the withholding or deduction is made on account of Indemnified Taxes, the sum payable by the applicable Loan Party shall be increased as necessary so that after any required withholding or the making of all required deductions (including deductions applicable to additional sums payable under this Section 3.01) the applicable Recipient receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such withholding or deduction been made.

(iii)If any Loan Party or the Administrative Agent shall be required by any applicable Laws other than the Code to withhold or deduct any Taxes from any payment, then (A) such Loan Party or the Administrative Agent, as required by such Laws, shall withhold or make such deductions as are determined by it to be required based upon the information and documentation it has received pursuant to subsection (e) below, (B) such Loan Party or the Administrative Agent, to the extent required by such Laws, shall timely pay the full amount withheld or deducted to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with such Laws, and (C) to the extent that the withholding or deduction is made on account of Indemnified Taxes, the sum payable by the applicable Loan Party shall be increased as necessary so that after any required withholding or the making of all required deductions (including deductions applicable to additional sums payable under this Section 3.01) the applicable Recipient receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such withholding or deduction been made.

Payment of Other Taxes by the Borrowers

.  Without limiting the provisions of subsection (a) above, the Loan Parties shall timely pay to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable Laws, or at the option of the Administrative Agent timely reimburse it for the payment of, any Other Taxes.

Tax Indemnifications

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(i)Each of the Loan Parties shall, and does hereby, jointly and severally indemnify each Recipient, and shall make payment in respect thereof within 10 days after demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes (including Indemnified Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section 3.01) payable or paid by such Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to such Recipient, and any penalties, interest and reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority.  A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to the Administrative Borrower by a Lender or the L/C Issuer (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), or by the Administrative Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender or the L/C Issuer, shall be conclusive absent manifest error.  Each of the Loan Parties shall, and does hereby, jointly and severally indemnify the Administrative Agent, and shall make payment in respect thereof within 10 days after demand therefor, for any amount which a Lender or the L/C Issuer for any reason fails to pay indefeasibly to the Administrative Agent as required pursuant to Section 3.01(c)(ii) below.

(ii)Each Lender and the L/C Issuer shall, and does hereby, severally indemnify, and shall make payment in respect thereof within 10 days after demand therefor, (x) the Administrative Agent against any Indemnified Taxes attributable to such Lender or the L/C Issuer (but only to the extent that any Loan Party has not already indemnified the Administrative Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and without limiting the obligation of the Loan Parties to do so), (y) the Administrative Agent and the Loan Parties, as applicable, against any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 10.06(d) relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register and (z) the Administrative Agent and the Loan Parties, as applicable, against any Excluded Taxes attributable to such Lender or the L/C Issuer, in each case, that are payable or paid by the Administrative Agent or a Loan Party in connection with any Loan Document, and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority.  A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to any Lender by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error.  Each Lender and the L/C Issuer hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, under this Agreement or any other Loan Document against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this clause (ii).

Evidence of Payments

.  Upon request by the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, after any payment of Taxes by the Borrowers or by the Administrative Agent to a Governmental Authority as provided in this Section 3.01, the Administrative Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent or the Administrative Agent shall deliver to the Administrative Borrower, as the case may be, the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of any return required by Laws to report such payment or other

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evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be.

Status of Lenders; Tax Documentation

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(i)Any Lender that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments made under any Loan Document shall deliver to the Administrative Borrower and the Administrative Agent, at the time or times reasonably requested by the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation reasonably requested by the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding.  In addition, any Lender, if reasonably requested by the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable Law or reasonably requested by the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will enable the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding two sentences, the completion, execution and submission of such documentation (other than such documentation set forth in Section 3.01(e)(ii)(A), (ii)(B) and (ii)(D) below) shall not be required if in the Lender’s reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender.

(ii)Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in the event that any Borrower is a U.S. Person,

(A)any Lender that is a U.S. Person shall deliver to the Administrative Borrower and the Administrative Agent on or prior to the date on which such Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent), an electronic copy (or an original if requested by the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent) of an executed IRS Form W-9 (or any successor form) certifying that Lender is exempt from U.S. federal backup withholding tax;

(B)any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Administrative Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent), whichever of the following is applicable:

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(I)in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of an income tax treaty to which the United States is a party (x) with respect to payments of interest under any Loan Document, an electronic copy (or an original if requested by the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent) of an executed IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “interest” article of such tax treaty and (y) with respect to any other applicable payments under any Loan Document, IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “business profits” or “other income” article of such tax treaty;

(II)executed originals of IRS Form W-8ECI;

(III)in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under Section 881(c) of the Code, (x) a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit G-1 to the effect that such Foreign Lender is not a “bank” within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, a “10 percent shareholder” of any such Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, or a “controlled foreign corporation” described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code (a “U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate”) and (y) executed originals of IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E; or

(IV)to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the beneficial owner, an electronic copy (or an original if requested by the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent) of an executed IRS Form W-8IMY, accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI, IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit G-2 or Exhibit G-3, IRS Form W-9, and/or other certification documents from each beneficial owner, as applicable; provided that if the Foreign Lender is a partnership and one or more direct or indirect partners of such Foreign Lender are claiming the portfolio interest exemption, such Foreign Lender may provide a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit G-4 on behalf of each such direct and indirect partner;

(C)any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Administrative Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent), an electronic copy (or an original if requested by the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent) of any other form prescribed by applicable

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Law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in U.S. federal withholding Tax, duly completed, together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by applicable law to permit the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made; and

(D)if a payment made to a Lender under any Loan Document would be subject to U.S. federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), such Lender shall deliver to the Administrative Borrower and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by Law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by applicable Law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Lender has complied with such Lender’s obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment.  Solely for purposes of this clause (D), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.

(iii)Each Lender agrees that if any form or certification it previously delivered pursuant to this Section 3.01 expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect, it shall update such form or certification or promptly notify the Administrative Borrower and the Administrative Agent in writing of its legal inability to do so.

Treatment of Certain Refunds

.  Unless required by applicable Laws, at no time shall the Administrative Agent have any obligation to file for or otherwise pursue on behalf of a Lender or the L/C Issuer, or have any obligation to pay to any Lender or the L/C Issuer, any refund of Taxes withheld or deducted from funds paid for the account of such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be.  If any Recipient determines, that it has received a refund of any Taxes as to which it has been indemnified by any Loan Party or with respect to which any Loan Party has paid additional amounts pursuant to this Section 3.01, it shall pay to the Loan Party an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made, or additional amounts paid, by a Loan Party under this Section 3.01 with respect to the Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all out-of-pocket expenses (including Taxes) incurred by such Recipient, and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund), provided that the Loan Party, upon the request of the Recipient, agrees to repay the amount paid over to the Loan Party (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) to the Recipient in the event the Recipient is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this subsection, in no event will the applicable Recipient be required to pay any

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amount to the Loan Party pursuant to this subsection the payment of which would place the Recipient in a less favorable net after-Tax position than such Recipient would have been in if the indemnification payments or additional amounts giving rise to such refund had never been paid.  This subsection shall not be construed to require any Recipient to make available its tax returns (or any other information relating to its taxes that it deems confidential) to any Loan Party or any other Person.

Survival

.  Each party’s obligations under this Section 3.01 shall survive the resignation or replacement of the Administrative Agent or any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, a Lender or the L/C Issuer, the termination of the Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all other Obligations.

Illegality

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If any Lender reasonably determines that any Law has made it unlawful, or that any Governmental Authority has asserted that it is unlawful, for any Lender or its Lending Office to make, maintain or fund Loans whose interest is determined by reference to the LIBOR, or to determine or charge interest rates based upon the LIBOR, or any Governmental Authority has imposed material restrictions on the authority of such Lender to purchase or sell, or to take deposits of, Dollars in the London interbank market, then, on notice thereof by such Lender to the Administrative Borrower through the Administrative Agent, (i) any obligation of such Lender to make or continue LIBOR Loans or to convert Base Rate Loans to LIBOR Loans shall be suspended, and (ii) if such notice asserts the illegality of such Lender making or maintaining Base Rate Loans the interest rate on which is determined by reference to the LIBOR component of the Base Rate, the interest rate on which Base Rate Loans of such Lender shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the LIBOR component of the Base Rate, in each case until such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Borrower that the circumstances giving rise to such determination no longer exist, which such Lender agrees to do promptly after permitted by applicable Laws.  Upon receipt of such notice, (x) the Borrowers shall, upon demand from such Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), prepay or, if applicable, convert all LIBOR Loans of such Lender to Base Rate Loans (the interest rate on which Base Rate Loans of such Lender shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the LIBOR component of the Base Rate), either on the last day of the Interest Period therefor, if such Lender may lawfully continue to maintain such LIBOR Loans to such day, or immediately, if such Lender may not lawfully continue to maintain such LIBOR Loans and (y) if such notice asserts the illegality of such Lender determining or charging interest rates based upon the LIBOR, the Administrative Agent shall during the period of such suspension compute the Base Rate applicable to such Lender without reference to the LIBOR component thereof until the Administrative Agent is advised in writing by such Lender that it is no longer illegal  for such Lender to determine or charge interest rates based upon the LIBOR.  Upon any such prepayment or conversion, the Borrowers shall also pay accrued interest on the amount so prepaid or converted.

Inability to Determine Rates

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that (a) Dollar deposits are not being offered to banks in the London interbank eurodollar market for the applicable amount and Interest Period of such LIBOR Loan, (b) adequate and reasonable means do not exist for determining the LIBOR for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed LIBOR Loan or in connection with an existing or proposed Base Rate Loan, or (c) the LIBOR for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed LIBOR Loan does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of funding such Loan, the Administrative Agent will promptly so notify the Administrative Borrower and each Lender.  Thereafter, (x) the obligation of the Lenders to make or maintain LIBOR Loans shall be suspended, and (y) in the event of a determination described in the preceding sentence with respect to the LIBOR component of the Base Rate, the utilization of the LIBOR component in determining the Base Rate shall be suspended, in each case until the Administrative Agent (upon the instruction of the Required Lenders) revokes such notice.  Upon receipt of such notice, the Borrowers may revoke any pending request for a Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of LIBOR Loans or, failing that, will be deemed to have converted such request into a request for a Committed Borrowing of Base Rate Loans in the amount specified therein.

(b)Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement or any other Loan Documents, if the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error), or the Borrower or Required Lenders notify the Administrative Agent (with, in the case of the Required Lenders, a copy to Borrower) that the Borrower or Required Lenders (as applicable) have determined, that:

(i)adequate and reasonable means do not exist for ascertaining LIBOR for any requested Interest Period, including, without limitation, because the LIBOR Screen Rate is not available or published on a current basis and such circumstances are unlikely to be temporary; or 

(ii)the administrator of the LIBOR Screen Rate or a Governmental Authority having jurisdiction over the Administrative Agent has made a public statement identifying a specific date after which LIBOR or the LIBOR Screen Rate shall no longer be made available, or used for determining the interest rate of loans (such specific date, the “Scheduled Unavailability Date”), or

(iii)syndicated loans currently being executed, or that include language similar to that contained in this Section, are being executed or amended (as applicable) to incorporate or adopt a new benchmark interest rate to replace LIBOR, 

then, reasonably promptly after such determination by the Administrative Agent or receipt by the Administrative Agent of such notice , as applicable,  the Administrative Agent and the Borrower may amend this Agreement to replace LIBOR with an alternate benchmark rate (including any mathematical or other adjustments to the benchmark (if any) incorporated therein) (any such proposed rate, a “LIBOR Successor Rate”), together with any proposed LIBOR Successor Rate Conforming Changes and any such amendment shall become effective at 5:00 p.m. (New York time) on the fifth Business Day after the Administrative Agent shall have posted such proposed amendment to all Lenders and the Borrower unless, prior to such time, Lenders

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comprising the Required Lenders have delivered to the Administrative Agent written notice that such Required Lenders do not accept such amendment. 

If no LIBOR Successor Rate has been determined and the circumstances under clause (i) above exist or the Scheduled Unavailability Date has occurred (as applicable), the Administrative Agent will promptly so notify the Borrower and each Lender.  Thereafter, (x) the obligation of the Lenders to make or maintain LIBOR Loans shall be suspended, (to the extent of the affected Eurodollar Rate Loans or Interest Periods), and (y) the Eurodollar Rate component shall no longer be utilized in determining the Base Rate.  Upon receipt of such notice, the Borrower may revoke any pending request for a Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of LIBOR Loans (to the extent of the affected LIBOR Loans or Interest Periods) or, failing that, will be deemed to have converted such request into a request for a Committed Borrowing of Base Rate Loans (subject to the foregoing clause (y)) in the amount specified therein.

Notwithstanding anything else herein, any definition of LIBOR Successor Rate shall provide that in no event shall such LIBOR Successor Rate be less than zero for purposes of this Agreement.

Increased Costs; Reserves on LIBOR Loans

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Increased Costs Generally

.  If any Change in Law shall:

(i)impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve, special deposit, compulsory loan, insurance charge or similar requirement against assets of, deposits with or for the account of, or credit extended or participated in by, any Lender (except any reserve requirement contemplated by Section 3.04(e)) or the L/C Issuer;

(ii)subject any Recipient to any Taxes (other than (A) Indemnified Taxes, (B) Taxes described in clauses (b) through (d) of the definition of Excluded Taxes and (C) Connection Income Taxes) on its loans, loan principal, letters of credit, commitments, or other obligations, or its deposits, reserves, other liabilities or capital attributable thereto; or

(iii)impose on any Lender or the L/C Issuer or the London interbank market any other condition, cost or expense affecting this Agreement or LIBOR Loans made by such Lender or any Letter of Credit or participation therein;

and the result of any of the foregoing shall be to increase the cost to such Lender of making, converting to, continuing or maintaining any Loan the interest on which is determined by reference to the LIBOR (or of maintaining its obligation to make any such Loan), or to increase the cost to such Lender or the L/C Issuer of participating in, issuing or maintaining any Letter of Credit (or of maintaining its obligation to participate in or to issue any Letter of Credit), or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by such Lender or the L/C Issuer hereunder (whether of principal, interest or any other amount) then, upon request of such Lender or the L/C Issuer, the Borrowers will pay to such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, for such additional costs incurred or reduction suffered.

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Capital Requirements

.  If any Lender or the L/C Issuer determines that any Change in Law affecting such Lender or the L/C Issuer or any Lending Office of such Lender or such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s holding company, if any, regarding capital or liquidity requirements has or would have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s capital or on the capital of such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s holding company, if any, as a consequence of this Agreement, the Commitments of such Lender or the Loans made by, or participations in Letters of Credit or Swing Line Loans held by, such Lender, or the Letters of Credit issued by the L/C Issuer, to a level below that which such Lender or the L/C Issuer or such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s holding company could have achieved but for such Change in Law (taking into consideration such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s policies and the policies of such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s holding company with respect to capital adequacy and liquidity), then from time to time the Borrowers will pay to such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or the L/C Issuer or such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s holding company for any such reduction suffered.

Certificates for Reimbursement

.  A certificate of a Lender or the L/C Issuer setting forth the amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Lender or the L/C Issuer or its holding company, as the case may be, as specified in subsection (a) or (b) of this Section and delivered to the Administrative Borrower shall be conclusive absent manifest error.  The Borrowers shall pay such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, the amount shown as due on any such certificate within 10 days after receipt thereof.

Delay in Requests

.  Failure or delay on the part of any Lender or the L/C Issuer to demand compensation pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 3.04 shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s right to demand such compensation, provided that the Borrowers shall not be required to compensate a Lender or the L/C Issuer pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section for any increased costs incurred or reductions suffered more than nine months prior to the date that such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, notifies the Administrative Borrower of the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions and of such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s intention to claim compensation therefor (except that, if the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions is retroactive, then the nine-month period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof).

Reserves on LIBOR Loans

.  The Borrowers 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 LIBOR 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 absent manifest error), which shall be due and payable on each date on which interest is payable on such Loan, provided the Borrowers shall have received at least 15 days’ prior notice (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) of such additional interest from such Lender.  If a Lender fails to give notice 15 days prior to the relevant Interest

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Payment Date, such additional interest shall be due and payable 15 days from receipt of such notice.

Compensation for Losses

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Upon demand of any Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) from time to time, the Borrowers 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 Borrowers (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 Administrative Borrower; or

(c)any failure by the Borrowers to make payment of any Loan or drawing under any Letter of Credit (or interest due thereon) denominated in an Alternative Currency on its scheduled due date or any payment thereof in a different currency; or

(d)any assignment of a LIBOR Loan on a day other than the last day of the Interest Period therefor as a result of a request by the Administrative Borrower pursuant to Section 10.13;

including any loss of anticipated profits, any foreign currency exchange losses 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 or from the performance of any foreign currency exchange contract.  The Borrowers shall also pay any customary administrative fees charged by such Lender in connection with the foregoing.

For purposes of calculating amounts payable by the Borrowers to the Lenders under this Section 3.05, each Lender shall be deemed to have funded each LIBOR Loan made by it at the LIBOR 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 LIBOR Loan was in fact so funded.

Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders

.

Designation of a Different Lending Office

.  If any Lender requests compensation under Section 3.04, or requires the Borrowers to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender, the L/C Issuer, or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender or the L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 3.01, or if any Lender gives a notice pursuant to Section 3.02, then at the request of the Administrative Borrower, such Lender or the L/C Issuer shall, as applicable, use reasonable efforts to designate a different Lending Office for funding or booking its Loans hereunder or to assign its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices, branches or affiliates, if, in the judgment of such Lender or the L/C Issuer, such designation or assignment (i) would eliminate or reduce

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amounts payable pursuant to Section 3.01 or 3.04, as the case may be, in the future, or eliminate the need for the notice pursuant to Section 3.02, as applicable, and (ii) in each case, would not subject such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be disadvantageous to such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be.  The Borrowers hereby agree to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender or the L/C Issuer in connection with any such designation or assignment.

Replacement of Lenders

.  If any Lender requests compensation under Section 3.04, or if the Borrowers are required to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 3.01 and, in each case, such Lender has declined or is unable to designate a different Lending Office in accordance with Section 3.06(a), the Borrowers may replace such Lender in accordance with Section 10.13.

Survival

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All of the Borrowers’ obligations under this Article III shall survive termination of the Aggregate Commitments, repayment of all other Obligations hereunder, and resignation of the Administrative Agent.

ARTICLE IV
CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO CREDIT EXTENSIONS

Conditions to Amendment and Restatement

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The effectiveness of this Amendment and Restatement is subject to satisfaction of the following conditions precedent:

Loan Documents, Organization Documents, Etc

.  The Administrative Agent’s receipt of the following, each of which shall be originals or telecopies (followed promptly by originals) unless otherwise specified, each properly executed by a Responsible Officer of the signing Loan 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, its legal counsel, the Arrangers and each of the Lenders:

(i)executed counterparts of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents;

(ii)a Note executed by the Borrowers in favor of each Lender requesting a Note;

(iii)copies of the Organization Documents of each Loan Party certified by a secretary or assistant secretary of such Loan Party to be true and correct as of the Closing Date;

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(iv)such certificates of resolutions or other action, incumbency certificates (including specimen signatures) and/or other certificates of Responsible Officers of each Loan 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 Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party; and

(v)such documents and certifications as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require to evidence that each Loan Party is duly organized or formed, and is validly existing, in good standing and qualified to engage in business in (A) the jurisdiction of its incorporation or organization and (B) each jurisdiction where its ownership, lease or operation of properties or the conduct of its business requires such qualification, except to the extent that failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

Opinions of Counsel

.  The Administrative Agent shall have received (i) a legal opinion of Lorrie D. Scott, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Borrowers and Guarantors, and (ii) a legal opinion of Perkins Coie LLP, special counsel to the Borrowers, in each case dated as of the Closing Date and in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

Officer’s Certificates

.  The Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate or certificates executed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrowers as of the Closing Date, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, (i) stating that (A) the conditions specified in Sections 4.02(a) and (b) have been satisfied as of the Closing Date, (B) the Borrowers are in compliance with all existing material financial obligations, (C) all governmental, shareholder and third party consents and approvals, if any, with respect to the Loan Documents and the transactions contemplated thereby have been obtained (and attaching copies thereof), (D) 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 Borrower, any Guarantor or any transaction contemplated by the Loan Documents, if such action, suit, investigation or proceeding could have a Material Adverse Effect, (E) (1) no Default or Event of Default exists and (2) all representations and warranties contained herein and in the other Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects and (ii)(A) attaching copies of all consents, licenses and approvals required in connection with the execution, delivery and performance by the Loan Parties and the validity against the Loan Parties of the Loan Documents to which they are a party, and such consents, licenses and approvals shall be in full force and effect, or (B) stating that no such consents, licenses or approvals are so required.

No Material Adverse Change

.  There shall not have occurred a material adverse change since December 31, 2016 in the business, assets, liabilities (actual or contingent), operations, condition (financial or otherwise) or prospects of the Company and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole or in the facts and information regarding such entities as represented to date.

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Evidence of Insurance

.  Receipt by the Administrative Agent of evidence that all insurance required to be maintained pursuant to the Loan Documents has been obtained and is in effect.

Debt Rating

.  The Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate or certificates from a Responsible Officer of Potlatch as of the Closing Date, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, confirming the Debt Rating of Potlatch.

Intentionally deleted

.  

Fees

.  Any fees required to be paid to the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers and/or the Lenders on or before the Closing Date shall have been paid.

Attorney Costs

.  Unless waived by the Administrative Agent, the Borrowers shall have paid all reasonable fees, expenses and disbursements of counsel to the Administrative Agent to the extent invoiced prior to or on the Closing Date.

Financial Statements

.  The Administrative Agent shall have received the Audited Financial Statements which statements shall be reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

Accuracy of Representations and Warranties

.  The representations and warranties of the Loan Parties contained in Article V or any other Loan Document, or which are contained in any document furnished at any time under or in connection herewith or therewith, shall be true and correct on and as of the Closing Date.

No Default

.  No Default shall exist and be continuing as of the Closing Date.

Other

.  Receipt by the Lenders of such other assurances, certificates, documents, consents or opinions as the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer, the Swing Line Lender or the Lenders reasonably may require.

Without limiting the generality of the provisions of the last paragraph 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.

Conditions to all Credit Extensions

.

The obligation of each Lender to honor any Request for Credit Extension (other than a Committed Loan Notice requesting only a conversion of Committed Loans to the other Type, or a continuation of LIBOR Loans) is subject to the following conditions precedent:

(a)The representations and warranties of the Borrowers and each other Loan Party contained in Article V or any other Loan Document, or which are contained in any document furnished at any time under or in connection herewith or therewith, shall be true

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and correct on and as of the date of such Credit Extension, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct as of such earlier date, and except that for purposes of this Section 4.02, the representations and warranties contained in Sections 5.01(a) and (b) shall be deemed to refer to the most recent financial statements furnished pursuant to clauses (a) and (b), respectively, of Section 6.01.

(b)No Default shall exist, or would result from, such proposed Credit Extension or from the application of proceeds thereof.

(c)There shall not have been commenced against any Consolidated Party an involuntary case under any applicable Debtor Relief Law, now or hereafter in effect, or 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.

(d)The Administrative Agent and, if applicable, the L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender shall have received a Request for Credit Extension in accordance with the requirements hereof.

(e)In the case of a Credit Extension to be denominated in an Alternative Currency, there shall not have occurred any change in national or international financial, political or economic conditions or currency exchange rates or exchange controls which in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent or the L/C Issuer (in the case of any Letter of Credit to be denominated in an Alternative Currency) would make it impracticable for such Credit Extension to be denominated in the relevant Alternative Currency.

Each Request for Credit Extension (other than a Committed Loan Notice requesting only a conversion of Committed Loans to the other Type or a continuation of LIBOR Loans) submitted by the Administrative Borrower shall be deemed to be a representation and warranty by the Borrowers that the conditions specified in Sections 4.02(a), (b) and (c) have been satisfied on and as of the date of the applicable Credit Extension.

ARTICLE V
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

The Loan Parties, jointly and severally, represent and warrant to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders that:

Financial Condition

.

(a)The Audited Financial Statements (i) have been audited by KPMG LLP, (ii) have been prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the periods covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein and (iii) present fairly (on the basis disclosed in the footnotes to such financial statements) in all material respects the consolidated financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the Consolidated

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Parties as of such date and for such periods.  The unaudited interim balance sheets of the Consolidated Parties as at the end of, and the related unaudited interim statements of earnings and of cash flows for, each quarterly period ended after December 31, 2016 and prior to the Closing Date (i) have been prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the periods covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein and (ii) present fairly (on the basis disclosed in the footnotes to such financial statements) in all material respects the consolidated financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the Consolidated Parties as of such date and for such periods.  During the period from December 31, 2016 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.  As of the Closing Date, the Borrowers and their Subsidiaries have no material liabilities (contingent or otherwise) that are not reflected in the foregoing financial statements or in the notes thereto.

(b)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.

No Material Change; No Internal Control Event

.

(a)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 other than facts, circumstances, changes or events which, as of the Closing Date, have been disclosed in the Borrowers’ public filings with the SEC (to the extent so disclosed).

(b)Since the date of the Audited Financial Statements, no Internal Control Event has occurred that has not been (i) disclosed to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders and (ii) remedied or otherwise diligently addressed (or is in the process of being diligently addressed) by the Borrowers and/or the applicable Loan Party in accordance with recommendations made by the Borrowers’ and/or such Loan Party’s auditors.

Organization and Good Standing

.

Each of the Consolidated Parties (a) is duly organized, validly existing and is in good standing under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation or organization, (b) has the corporate or other necessary power and authority, and the legal right, to own and operate its property, to lease the property it operates as lessee and to conduct the business in which it is currently engaged and (c) 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

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business requires such qualification, other than in such jurisdictions where the failure to be so qualified and in good standing would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

Power; Authorization; Enforceable Obligations

.

Each of the Loan Parties has the corporate or other necessary power and authority, and the legal right, to make, deliver and perform the Loan Documents to which it is a party, and in the case of the Borrowers, to obtain extensions of credit hereunder, and has taken all necessary corporate or other necessary action to authorize the borrowings and other extensions of credit on the terms and conditions of this Agreement and to authorize the execution, delivery and performance of the Loan Documents to which it is a party.  No consent or authorization of, filing with, notice to or other similar act by or in respect of, any Governmental Authority or any other Person is required to be obtained or made by or on behalf of any Loan Party in connection with the borrowings or other extensions of credit hereunder or with the execution, delivery, performance, validity or enforceability of the Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party, except for consents, authorizations, notices and filings described in Schedule 5.04, all of which have been obtained or made or have the status described in such Schedule 5.04.  This Agreement has been, and each other Loan Document to which any Loan Party is a party will be, duly executed and delivered on behalf of the Loan Parties.  This Agreement constitutes, and each other Loan Document to which any Loan Party is a party when executed and delivered will constitute, a legal, valid and binding obligation of such Loan Party enforceable against such party in accordance with its terms, except as enforceability may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally and by general equitable principles (whether enforcement is sought by proceedings in equity or at law).

No Conflicts

.

Neither the execution and delivery of the Loan Documents, nor the consummation of the transactions contemplated therein, nor performance of and compliance with the terms and provisions thereof by such Loan Party will (a) violate or conflict with any provision of its articles or certificate of incorporation or bylaws or other organizational or governing documents of such Person, (b) violate, contravene or materially conflict with any Law or any other law, regulation (including, without limitation, Regulation U or Regulation X), order, writ, judgment, injunction, decree or permit applicable to it, (c) violate, contravene or conflict with contractual provisions of, or cause an event of default under, any material indenture, loan agreement, mortgage, deed of trust, contract or other agreement or instrument to which it is a party or by which it may be bound or (d) result in or require the creation of any Lien upon or with respect to its properties.

No Default

.

No Consolidated Party is in default in any respect under any contract, lease, loan agreement, indenture, mortgage, security agreement or other agreement or obligation to which it is a party or by which any of its properties is bound which default could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.  No Default or Event of Default has occurred or exists except as previously disclosed in writing to the Lenders.

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Ownership; Liens

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Each Consolidated Party is the owner of, and has good and marketable title to, all of its respective assets except for defects in title as could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.  The Property of the Borrowers (including the Timberlands) and their Subsidiaries are not subject to any Lien other than Permitted Liens.  The Timberlands are not subject to any easements which, individually or in the aggregate, impair the value of the Timberlands as commercial timberlands in any material respect or materially detract from the use of the Timberlands, in each case taken as a whole, as such.

Indebtedness

.

Except as otherwise permitted under Section 7.01, the Consolidated Parties have no Indebtedness.  Without limiting the foregoing, there are no Material Subsidiaries that have incurred any Indebtedness related to the Borrowers, including providing a Guarantee with respect to any Indebtedness of the Borrowers, unless such Material Subsidiary has become a Guarantor in accordance with Section 6.11.

Litigation

.

Schedule 5.09 sets forth any material litigation of the Company and its Subsidiaries on the Closing Date.  There does not exist any pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened action, suit or legal, equitable, arbitration or administrative proceeding against the Company and its Subsidiaries which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, and there has been no adverse change in the status of or in the financial effect on the Company and its Subsidiaries as a result of the matters described in Schedule 5.09.

Taxes

.

Each Consolidated Party has filed, or caused to be filed, all material tax returns (Federal, state, local and foreign) required to be filed and paid (a) all amounts of material taxes shown thereon to be due (including interest and penalties) and (b) all other material taxes, fees, assessments and other governmental charges (including mortgage recording taxes, documentary stamp taxes and intangibles taxes) owing by it, except for such taxes (i) which are not yet delinquent or (ii) that are being contested in good faith and by proper proceedings, and against which adequate reserves are being maintained in accordance with GAAP.  No Loan Party is aware as of the Closing Date of any proposed material tax assessments against it or any other Consolidated Party.

Compliance with Law

.

Each Consolidated Party is in compliance with all Laws and all other laws, rules, regulations, orders and decrees (including without limitation Environmental Laws) applicable to it, or to its properties, unless such failure to comply could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.  No Law could reasonably be expected to cause a Material Adverse Effect.

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ERISA

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Except as disclosed and described in Schedule 5.12 attached hereto:

(a)During the five-year period prior to the date on which this representation is made or deemed made: (i) no ERISA Event has occurred, and, to the best knowledge of the Responsible Officers of the Loan Parties, no event or condition has occurred or exists as a result of which any ERISA Event could reasonably be expected to occur, with respect to any Plan; (ii) each Plan has been maintained, operated, and funded in compliance with its own terms and in material compliance with the provisions of ERISA, the Code, and any other applicable Federal or state laws; (iii) no Lien in favor of the PBGC or a Plan has arisen or is reasonably likely to arise on account of any Plan; and (iv) the minimum required contribution (as defined in Code Section 430(a)) has been contributed for any Pension Plan except if the failure to make the minimum required contribution could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(b)The projected benefit obligation under each Single Employer Plan, as of the last annual valuation date prior to the date on which this representation is made or deemed made (determined, in each case, in accordance with FASB ASC 715, utilizing the actuarial assumptions used in such Plan’s most recent actuarial valuation report), did not exceed as of such valuation date the fair market value of the assets of such Plan by more than $150,000,000 in the aggregate for all such Plans.

(c)Neither any Consolidated Party nor any ERISA Affiliate has incurred, or, to the best knowledge of the Responsible Officers of the Loan Parties, could be reasonably expected to incur, any withdrawal liability under ERISA to any Multiemployer Plan or Multiple Employer Plan.  Neither any Consolidated Party nor any ERISA Affiliate would become subject to any withdrawal liability under ERISA if any Consolidated Party or any ERISA Affiliate were to withdraw completely from all Multiemployer Plans and Multiple Employer Plans as of the valuation date most closely preceding the date on which this representation is made or deemed made.  Neither any Consolidated Party nor any ERISA Affiliate has received any notification that any Multiemployer Plan is in reorganization (within the meaning of Section 4241 of ERISA), is insolvent (within the meaning of Section 4245 of ERISA), or has been terminated (within the meaning of Title IV of ERISA), and no Multiemployer Plan is, to the best knowledge of the Responsible Officers of the Loan Parties, reasonably expected to be in reorganization, insolvent, or terminated.

(d)No prohibited transaction (within the meaning of Section 406 of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code) other than as exempted under Section 408 of ERISA or breach of fiduciary responsibility has occurred with respect to a Plan which has subjected or may subject any Consolidated Party or any ERISA Affiliate to any material liability under Sections 406, 409, 502(i), or 502(l) of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code, or under any agreement or other instrument pursuant to which any Consolidated Party or any ERISA Affiliate has agreed or is required to indemnify any Person against any such liability.

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“expected post-retirement benefit obligations” within the meaning of FASB ASC 715.  Each Plan which is a welfare plan (as defined in Section 3(1) of ERISA) to which Sections 601-609 of ERISA and Section 4980B of the Code apply has been administered in compliance in all material respects of such sections.

(f)Neither the execution and delivery of this Agreement nor the consummation of the financing transactions contemplated hereunder will involve any transaction which is subject to the prohibitions of Sections 404, 406 or 407 of ERISA or in connection with which a tax could be imposed pursuant to Section 4975 of the Code.  The representation by the Loan Parties in the preceding sentence is subject, in the event that the source of the funds used by the Lenders in connection with this transaction is an insurance company’s general asset account, to the application of Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 95-60, 60 Fed. Reg. 35,925 (1995), compliance with the regulations issued under Section 401(c)(1)(A) of ERISA, or the issuance of any other prohibited transaction exemption or similar relief, to the effect that assets in an insurance company’s general asset account do not constitute assets of an “employee benefit plan” within the meaning of Section 3(3) of ERISA or a “plan” within the meaning of Section 4975(e)(1) of the Code.

(g)Borrower represents and warrants as of the Closing Date that the Borrower is not and will not be using “plan assets” (within the meaning of 29 CFR § 2510.3-101, as modified by Section 3(42) of ERISA) of one or more Benefit Plans in connection with the Loans, the Letters of Credit or the Commitments.

Corporate Structure; Capital Stock, Etc

.

The corporate capital and ownership structure of the Consolidated Parties as of the Closing Date is as described on Schedule 5.13.  Set forth on Schedule 5.13 is a complete and accurate list as of the Closing Date with respect to each of the Borrowers’ direct and indirect Subsidiaries of (i) jurisdiction of incorporation, (ii) number of shares of each class of Capital Stock outstanding, (iii) number and percentage of outstanding shares of each class owned (directly or indirectly) by the Consolidated Parties and (iv) number and effect, if exercised, of all outstanding options, warrants, rights of conversion or purchase and all other similar rights with respect thereto as of the Closing Date.  The outstanding Capital Stock of all such Persons is validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable and is owned by the Consolidated Parties, directly or indirectly, in the manner set forth on Schedule 5.13, free and clear of all Liens.  Other than as set forth in Schedule 5.13, none of the Borrowers’ Subsidiaries has outstanding any securities convertible into or exchangeable for its Capital Stock nor does any such Person have outstanding any rights to subscribe for or to purchase or any options for the purchase of, or any agreements providing for the issuance (contingent or otherwise) of, or any calls, commitments or claims of any character relating to its Capital Stock.

Governmental Regulations, Etc

.

(a)None of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement (including, without limitation, the direct or indirect use of the proceeds of the Loans) will violate or result in a violation of the Securities Act, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or any of Regulations U and X.  If requested by any Lender or the Administrative Agent, the Borrowers will furnish to the Administrative Agent and each Lender a statement, in

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conformity with the requirements of FR Form U-1 referred to in Regulation U, that no part of the Letters of Credit or proceeds of the Loans will be used, directly or indirectly, for the purpose of “buying” or “carrying” any “margin stock” within the meaning of Regulations U and X, or for the purpose of purchasing or carrying or trading in any securities.

(b)None of the Consolidated Parties is (i) an “investment company”, or a company “controlled” by an “investment company”, within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, (ii) a “holding company” as defined in, or otherwise subject to regulation under, the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, as amended or (iii) subject to regulation under any other Federal or state statute or regulation which limits its ability to incur Indebtedness.

Purpose of Loans and Letters of Credit

.

The proceeds of the Loans hereunder shall be used solely by the Borrowers to provide for working capital, capital expenditures and any other lawful corporate purposes of the Borrowers and their Subsidiaries (including, without limitation, Permitted Acquisitions).  The Letters of Credit shall be used only for or in connection with credit support required for bonds issued in respect of financings for which a Loan Party is responsible for, directly or indirectly, repayment, appeal bonds, reimbursement obligations arising in connection with surety and reclamation bonds, reinsurance and obligations not otherwise aforementioned relating to transactions entered into by the applicable account party in the ordinary course of business.

Environmental Matters

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Except as disclosed and described on Schedule 5.16 or except as could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect:

(a)Each of the real Properties and all operations at the real Properties are in compliance with all applicable Environmental Laws, there is no violation of any Environmental Law with respect to the real Properties or the businesses, and to the best knowledge of the Responsible Officers of the Loan Parties, there are no conditions relating to the real Properties or the businesses that could give rise to liability under any applicable Environmental Laws.

(b)None of the real Properties contains, or to the best knowledge of the Responsible Officers of the Loan Parties, has previously contained, any Hazardous Materials at, on or under the real Properties in amounts or concentrations that constitute or constituted a violation of, or could give rise to liability under, Environmental Laws.

(c)No Consolidated Party has received any written or verbal notice of, or inquiry from any Governmental Authority alleging any violation, non-compliance, liability or potential liability pursuant to, or regarding compliance with, Environmental Laws with regard to any of the real Properties or the businesses, nor does any Responsible Officer of any Loan Party have knowledge or reason to believe that any such notice will be received or is being threatened.

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(d)Hazardous Materials have not been transported or disposed of from the real Properties, or generated, treated, stored or disposed of at, on or under any of the real Properties or any other location, in each case by or on behalf of any Consolidated Party in violation of, or in a manner that to the best knowledge of the Responsible Officers of the Loan Parties could give rise to liability under, any applicable Environmental Law.

(e)No judicial proceeding or governmental or administrative action is pending or, to the best knowledge of the Responsible Officers of the Loan Parties, threatened, under any Environmental Law to which any Consolidated Party 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 the Consolidated Parties, the real Properties or the businesses.

(f)There has been no release, or threat of release, of Hazardous Materials at or from the real Properties, or arising from or related to the operations (including, without limitation, disposal) of any Consolidated Party in connection with the real Properties or otherwise in connection with the businesses, in violation of or in amounts or in a manner that to the best knowledge of the Responsible Officers of the Loan Parties could give rise to liability under Environmental Laws.

Solvency

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The Loan Parties are Solvent on a consolidated basis.

Investments

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All Investments of each Consolidated Party are Permitted Investments.

Disclosure

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Neither this Agreement nor any financial statements delivered to the Lenders nor any other document, certificate or statement furnished to the Lenders by or on behalf of any Consolidated Party in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby contains any untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements contained therein or herein not misleading.

No Burdensome Restrictions

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No Consolidated Party is a party to any agreement or instrument or subject to any other obligation or any charter or corporate restriction or any provision of any applicable Law which, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

Brokers’ Fees

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No Consolidated Party has any obligation to any Person in respect of any finder’s, broker’s, investment banking or other similar fee in connection with any of the transactions contemplated under the Loan Documents.

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Labor Matters

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None of the Consolidated Parties has suffered any strikes, walkouts, work stoppages or other material labor difficulty within the last five years which has had or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

REIT Status

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Potlatch is duly organized as a REIT.

Business Locations

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Set forth on Schedule 5.24(a) is the chief executive office, jurisdiction of incorporation or formation and principal place of business of each Loan Party as of the Closing Date.  Set forth on Schedule 5.24(b) is a list of all Timberlands that are owned by the Loan Parties as of the Closing Date, which list sets forth the county and state in which such Timberlands are located and the approximate acreage in each state.  Set forth on Schedule 5.24(c) is a list of all Manufacturing Facilities that are owned by the Loan Parties as of the Closing Date, which list sets forth the city, county and state in which each such Manufacturing Facility is located.  

Casualty, Etc

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Neither the business nor the properties of any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries are affected by any fire, explosion, accident, strike, lockout or other labor dispute, drought, storm, hail, earthquake, embargo, act of God or of the public enemy or other casualty (whether or not covered by insurance) that, either individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

5.26Intellectual Property.

The Consolidated Parties 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 (collectively, “IP Rights”) that are reasonably necessary for the operation of their respective businesses, without conflict with the rights of any other Person.  To the best knowledge of the Borrowers, no slogan or other advertising device, product, process, method, substance, part or other material now employed, or now contemplated to be employed, by the Consolidated Parties infringes upon any rights held by any other Person.

Insurance

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The properties of the Consolidated Parties are insured with financially sound and reputable insurance companies not Affiliates of the Borrowers, 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 Borrowers or the applicable Subsidiary operates.

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Anti-Corruption Laws

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The Borrower and its Subsidiaries have conducted their businesses in compliance with applicable anti-corruption laws and have instituted and maintained policies and procedures designed to promote and achieve compliance with such laws.

 

ARTICLE VI
AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS

So long as any Lender shall have any Commitment hereunder, any Loan or other Obligation hereunder shall remain unpaid or unsatisfied, or any Letter of Credit shall remain outstanding, each Loan Party hereby covenants and agrees to the following:

Information Covenants

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The Loan Parties will furnish, or cause to be furnished, to the Administrative Agent and each of the Lenders:

Annual Financial Statements

.  As soon as available, but in any event no later than the earlier of (i) the 90th day after the end of each fiscal year of the Borrowers and (ii) the day that is three (3) Business Days after the date the Borrowers’ annual report on Form 10-K is required to be filed with the SEC, a consolidated balance sheet of the Consolidated Parties as of the end of such fiscal year, together with related consolidated statements of income, comprehensive income, cash flows and stockholders' equity for such fiscal year, in each case setting forth in comparative form consolidated figures for the preceding fiscal year, all such financial information described above to be in reasonable form and detail and audited by independent certified public accountants of recognized national standing reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and whose opinion shall be to the effect that such financial statements have been prepared in accordance with GAAP (except for changes with which such accountants concur) and shall not be limited as to the scope of the audit or qualified as to the status of the Consolidated Parties as a going concern or any other material qualifications or exceptions.

Quarterly Financial Statements

.  As soon as available, but in any event no later than the earlier of (i) the 45th day after the end of each of the first three fiscal quarters of each fiscal year of the Borrowers and (ii) the day that is three (3) Business Days after the date the Borrowers’ quarterly report on Form 10-Q is required to be filed with the SEC, a consolidated balance sheet of the Consolidated Parties as of the end of such fiscal quarter, together with related consolidated statements of income, comprehensive income and cash flows for such fiscal quarter, in each case setting forth in comparative form consolidated figures for (x) the corresponding period of the preceding fiscal year with respect to the income, comprehensive income and cash flow statements of the Consolidated Parties and (y) the end of the preceding fiscal year with respect to the balance sheet of the Consolidated Parties, all such financial information described above to be in reasonable form and detail and reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, and accompanied by a certificate

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of a Responsible Officer of Potlatch to the effect that such quarterly financial statements fairly present in all material respects the financial condition of the Consolidated Parties and have been prepared in accordance with GAAP, subject to changes resulting from audit and normal year-end audit adjustments.

Officer’s Compliance Certificate

.  At the time of delivery of the financial statements provided for in Sections 6.01(a) and 6.01(b) above, a duly completed Compliance Certificate signed by a Responsible Officer of Potlatch substantially in the form of Exhibit D (i) demonstrating compliance with the financial covenants contained in Section 6.10 by calculation thereof as of the end of each such fiscal period and (ii) stating that no Default or Event of Default exists, or if any Default or Event of Default does exist, specifying the nature and extent thereof and what action the Loan Parties propose to take with respect thereto.

Annual Budgets

.  Within 30 days after the end of each fiscal year of the Borrowers, beginning with the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018, an annual budget of the Consolidated Parties containing, among other things, pro forma consolidated financial statements (including consolidated income statement, consolidated balance sheet and consolidated statement of cash flows) for the next fiscal year.

Auditor’s Reports

.  Promptly upon receipt thereof, a copy of any other report or “management letter” submitted by independent accountants to any Consolidated Party in connection with any annual, interim or special audit of the books of such Person.

Reports

.  Promptly upon transmission or receipt thereof, (i) copies of any filings and registrations with, and reports to or from, the SEC, or any successor agency, and copies of all financial statements, proxy statements, notices and reports as any Consolidated Party shall send to its shareholders or to a holder of any Indebtedness owed by any Consolidated Party in its capacity as such a holder and (ii) upon the reasonable request of the Administrative Agent, all reports and material 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.

Notices

.  Upon any Responsible Officer of a Loan Party obtaining knowledge thereof, the Loan Parties will give written notice to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders (i) immediately of the occurrence of an event or condition consisting of a Default or Event of Default, specifying the nature and existence thereof and what action the Loan Parties propose to take with respect thereto, (ii) promptly of the occurrence of any of the following with respect to any Consolidated Party: (A) of any matter that has resulted or could be reasonably expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect including without limitation (I) the pendency or commencement of any litigation, arbitral or governmental proceeding against such Person which if adversely determined is likely to have a Material Adverse Effect or (II) the institution of any proceedings against such Person with respect to, or the receipt of notice by such Person of potential liability or responsibility for violation, or alleged violation of any Federal, state or local law, rule or

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regulation, including but not limited to, Environmental Laws, the violation of which could have a Material Adverse Effect, (B) any material change in accounting policies or financial reporting practices by such Person, (C) the occurrence of any Internal Control Event or (D) any announcement by Moody’s or S&P of any change or possible change in a Debt Rating, and (iii) notice of a change to the list of Manufacturing Facilities contained in Schedule 5.24(c).

ERISA

.  Upon any Responsible Officer of a Loan Party obtaining knowledge thereof, the Loan Parties will give written notice to the Administrative Agent promptly (and in any event within fifteen Business Days) of: (i) any event or condition, including, but not limited to, any Reportable Event, that constitutes, or could reasonably be expected to constitute, an ERISA Event; (ii) with respect to any Multiemployer Plan, the receipt of notice as prescribed in ERISA or otherwise of any withdrawal liability assessed against the Loan Parties or any ERISA Affiliates, or of a determination that any Multiemployer Plan is in reorganization or insolvent (both within the meaning of Title IV of ERISA); (iii) the failure to make full payment on or before the due date (including extensions) thereof of all amounts which any Consolidated Party or any ERISA Affiliate is required to contribute to each Plan pursuant to its terms and as required to meet the minimum funding standard set forth in ERISA and the Code with respect thereto; or (iv) any change in the funding status of any Plan, in each case that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, together with a description of any such event or condition or a copy of any such notice and a statement by a Responsible Officer of the Borrowers briefly setting forth the details regarding such event, condition, or notice, and the action, if any, which has been or is being taken or is proposed to be taken by the Loan Parties with respect thereto.  Promptly upon request, the Loan Parties shall furnish the Administrative Agent and the Lenders with such additional information concerning any Plan as may be reasonably requested, including, but not limited to, copies of each annual report/return (Form 5500 series), as well as all schedules and attachments thereto required to be filed with the Department of Labor and/or the IRS pursuant to ERISA and the Code, respectively, for each “plan year” (within the meaning of Section 3(39) of ERISA).

Other Information

.  With reasonable promptness upon any such request, such other information regarding the business, properties or financial condition of any Consolidated Party as the Administrative Agent or any Lender may reasonably request.

Documents required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a), (b) or (f) (to the extent any such documents are included in materials otherwise filed with the SEC) may be delivered electronically and if so delivered, shall be deemed to have been delivered on the date (i) on which Potlatch posts such documents, or provides a link thereto on Potlatch’s website on the Internet at the website address listed on Schedule 10.02; or (ii) on which such documents are posted on the Borrowers’ behalf on SyndTrak, IntraLinks 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: (i) upon written request by the Administrative Agent, Potlatch shall deliver paper copies of such documents to the Administrative Agent until a written request to cease delivering paper copies is given by the Administrative Agent and (ii) Potlatch shall notify (which may be by facsimile or electronic mail) the Administrative Agent and each Lender of the posting of any such documents and provide to the Administrative

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Agent by electronic mail electronic versions (i.e., soft copies) of such documents.  Notwithstanding anything contained herein, in every instance Potlatch shall be required to provide paper copies of the Compliance Certificates required by Section 6.01(c) to the Administrative Agent.  Except for such Compliance Certificates, 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 Borrowers 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 Borrowers hereby acknowledge that (a) the Administrative Agent and/or the Arrangers will make available to the Lenders and the L/C Issuer materials and/or information provided by or on behalf of the Borrowers hereunder (collectively, “Borrower Materials”) by posting the Borrower Materials on SyndTrak, IntraLinks or another similar electronic system (the “Platform”) and (b) certain of the Lenders may be “public-side” Lenders (i.e., Lenders who may have personnel who do not wish to receive material non-public information with respect to the Borrowers or their Affiliates, or their respective securities of any of the foregoing, and who may be engaged in investment and other market-related activities with respect to such Person’s securities) (each, a “Public Lender”).  The Borrowers hereby agree that they will use commercially reasonable efforts to identify that portion of the Borrower Materials that may be distributed to the Public Lenders and that (w) 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; (x) by marking Borrower Materials “PUBLIC,” the Borrowers shall be deemed to have authorized the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers, the L/C Issuer and the Lenders to treat such Borrower Materials as not containing any material non-public information (although it may be sensitive and proprietary) with respect to the Borrowers or their securities for purposes of United States Federal and state securities laws (provided, however, that to the extent such Borrower Materials constitute Information, they shall be treated as set forth in Section 10.07); (y) all Borrower Materials marked “PUBLIC” are permitted to be made available through a portion of the Platform designated “Public Side Information;” and (z) the Administrative Agent and the Arrangers 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 designated “Public Side Information.”

Preservation of Existence, Franchises and REIT Status

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Except as a result of or in connection with a dissolution, merger or disposition of a Subsidiary not prohibited by Section 7.04 or Section 7.05, each Loan Party will, and will cause each of its Subsidiaries to, do all things necessary to (a) preserve and keep in full force and effect its existence, (b) where failure to do so could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, preserve and keep in full force and effect its rights, franchises and authority and (c) in the case of Potlatch, maintain REIT status.

Books and Records

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Each Loan Party will, and will cause each of its Subsidiaries to, keep complete and accurate books and records of its transactions in accordance with GAAP (including the establishment and maintenance of appropriate reserves).

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Compliance with Law

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Each Loan Party will, and will cause each of its Subsidiaries to:

(a)comply with all Laws applicable to it and its Property if noncompliance with any such Laws could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(b)without limiting the generality of the foregoing clause (a), comply, and cause all lessees and other Persons operating or occupying its properties to comply with all applicable Environmental Laws and Environmental Permits; obtain and renew all Environmental Permits necessary for its operations and properties; and conduct any investigation, study, sampling and testing, and undertake any cleanup, removal, remedial or other action necessary to remove and clean up all Hazardous Materials from any of its properties, in accordance with the requirements of all Environmental Laws if, in each case, such noncompliance, action or inaction (i) could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect or (ii) materially diminishes the Consolidated Timberland Value; provided, however, that neither the Borrowers nor any of their Subsidiaries shall be required to undertake any such cleanup, removal, remedial or other action to the extent that its obligation to do so is being contested in good faith and by proper proceedings and appropriate reserves are being maintained with respect to such circumstances in accordance with GAAP.

Payment of Taxes and Other Claims

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Each Loan Party will, and will cause each of its Subsidiaries to, pay and discharge (a) all 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 and (b) all lawful claims (including claims for labor, materials and supplies) which, if unpaid, might give rise to a Lien upon any of its properties; provided, however, that no Consolidated Party shall be required to pay any such tax, assessment, charge, levy or claim which is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and as to which adequate reserves therefor have been established in accordance with GAAP.

Insurance

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Each Loan Party will, and will cause each of its Subsidiaries to, at all times maintain in full force and effect insurance (including worker’s compensation insurance, liability insurance, property insurance and business interruption insurance) with financially sound and reputable insurance companies not Affiliates of the Borrowers (excluding the Borrowers’ mutual insurance arrangement for workers compensation insurance in Idaho), 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 covering such risks and liabilities and with such deductibles or self insurance retentions as are customarily carried under similar circumstances by such other Persons.

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Maintenance of Property; Management of Timberlands

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Each Loan Party will, and will cause each of its Subsidiaries to, maintain and preserve its properties and equipment material to the conduct of its business in good repair, working order and condition, normal wear and tear and Involuntary Dispositions excepted.  Each Loan Party will, and will cause each of its Subsidiaries to, manage its Timberlands in accordance with the guidelines established by either SFI, Inc. or the Forest Stewardship Council.

Use of Proceeds

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The Borrowers will use the proceeds of the Loans and will use the Letters of Credit solely for the purposes set forth in Section 5.15.

Audits/Inspections

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Upon reasonable notice and during normal business hours, each Loan Party will, and will cause each of its Subsidiaries to, permit representatives appointed by the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders, including, without limitation, independent accountants, agents, attorneys, and appraisers to visit and inspect its property, including its books and records, its accounts receivable and inventory, its facilities and its other business assets, and to make photocopies or photographs thereof and to write down and record any information such representative obtains and shall permit the Administrative Agent or its representatives to investigate and verify the accuracy of information provided to the Lenders and to discuss all such matters with the officers, employees and representatives of such Person; provided, however, that when an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Administrative Agent or any Lender (or any of their respective representatives or independent contractors) may do any of the foregoing at the expense of the Borrowers at any time during normal business hours and, to the extent commercially practicable, with advance notice.

Financial Covenants

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Interest Coverage Ratio

.  The Interest Coverage Ratio, as of the last day of each fiscal quarter of the Consolidated Parties, shall be greater than or equal to 3.00 to 1.00.

Leverage Ratio

.  The Consolidated Leverage Ratio, shall at all times not be greater than 40%.

Additional Guarantors

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The Administrative Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent at the time that any Person becomes a wholly-owned Material Subsidiary that has given a guaranty of, or otherwise incurred any Indebtedness related to the Borrowers, and promptly thereafter (and in any event within 30 days), cause each such Person (other than any Foreign Subsidiary to the extent the joinder as a Guarantor by such Foreign Subsidiary could reasonably be expected to (1)  cause the undistributed earnings of such Foreign Subsidiary as determined for United States federal income tax purposes to be treated as a deemed dividend to such Foreign Subsidiary’s United States parent or (2) result in any material adverse tax consequences) to (i) become a Guarantor by executing and delivering to the Administrative Agent a Joinder Agreement, and (ii) deliver to the Administrative

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Agent documents of the types referred to in clauses (iii), (iv) and (v) of Section 4.01(a) and favorable opinions of counsel to such Person (which shall cover, among other things, the legality, validity, binding effect and enforceability of the documentation referred to herein), all in form, content and scope reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

Performance of Obligations

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Each of the Loan Parties will, and will cause each of its Subsidiaries to, pay when due all Indebtedness under all material agreements, indentures, mortgages, security agreements or other debt instruments to which it is a party or by which it is bound.

Timberland Valuation Updates

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The Borrowers will obtain, at their expense, and deliver to the Administrative Agent (i) on or before June 30, 2018 (with up to two (2) 30-day extensions of such due date, as approved at the sole discretion of the Administrative Agent) and on or before March 31, 2020 and every other year thereafter unless mandated more frequently by the Required Lenders, a Timberland Valuation Update from the Timberland Valuation Consultant as of the prior December 31 and (ii) on or before the last day of each of January, April, July and October, a report or reports prepared by the Borrowers and in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, of harvesting, acquisitions and divestitures of Timberlands as of the last day of the immediately preceding calendar quarter and reflecting the changes to the Timberlands since the most recently delivered Timberland Valuation Update. The Borrowers and their Subsidiaries will promptly provide the Timberland Valuation Consultant with any information reasonably necessary or requested by such Timberland Valuation Consultant to complete or perform any Timberland Valuation Update.

Anti-Corruption Laws

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Conduct its businesses in compliance with applicable anti-corruption laws and maintain policies and procedures designed to promote and achieve compliance with such laws.

ARTICLE VII
NEGATIVE COVENANTS

So long as any Lender shall have any Commitment hereunder, any Loan or other Obligation hereunder shall remain unpaid or unsatisfied, or any Letter of Credit shall remain outstanding (to the extent such Letter of Credit is not fully Cash Collateralized in accordance with Section 2.18), each Loan Party hereby covenants and agrees to the following:

Indebtedness

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The Loan Parties will not permit any Consolidated Party to contract, create, incur, assume or permit to exist any Indebtedness, except:

(a)Indebtedness arising under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents;

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(b)Indebtedness of the Borrowers and their Subsidiaries set forth in Schedule 7.01 (and renewals, refinancings and extensions thereof; provided that (x) the amount of such Indebtedness is not increased at the time of such renewal, refinancing or extension, (y) the terms of such renewal, refinancing or extension are materially not less favorable to such Borrowers or Subsidiary, taken as a whole and (z) the maturity date of such renewal, refinancing or extension shall be a date after the Maturity Date);

(c)purchase money Indebtedness (including obligations in respect of Capital Leases or Synthetic Lease Obligations) hereafter incurred by the Borrowers or any of its Subsidiaries to finance the purchase of fixed assets provided that (i) the total of all such Indebtedness for all such Persons taken together along with all Indebtedness incurred pursuant to Section 7.01(i) shall not exceed $150,000,000 at any one time outstanding; (ii) such Indebtedness when incurred shall not exceed the purchase price of the asset(s) financed; and (iii) no such Indebtedness shall be refinanced for a principal amount in excess of the principal balance outstanding thereon at the time of such refinancing;

(d)obligations (contingent or otherwise) of the Borrowers or any Subsidiary existing or arising under any Swap Contracts, provided that 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 purchases, sales, 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;

(e)intercompany Indebtedness and Guarantees permitted under Section 7.06;

(f)in addition to the Indebtedness otherwise permitted by this Section 7.01, other Indebtedness incurred by the Borrowers or any of their Subsidiaries after the Closing Date, provided that (i) such Indebtedness shall be unsecured and (ii) the Borrowers shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent a Pro Forma Compliance Certificate demonstrating that, upon giving effect on a Pro Forma Basis to the incurrence of such Indebtedness and to the concurrent retirement of any other Indebtedness of any Consolidated Party, the Loan Parties would be in compliance with the financial covenants set forth in Section 6.10(a)-(b);

(g)Indebtedness pursuant to the Medium-Term Notes in an aggregate outstanding principal amount not to exceed $27,250,000, including, any renewals, refinancings and extensions thereof; provided that (w) the amount of such Indebtedness is not increased at the time of such renewal, refinancing or extension, (x) the terms of such renewal, refinancing or extension are materially not less favorable to such Borrowers or Subsidiary, taken as a whole, (y) such Indebtedness is unsecured, and (z) the maturity date of such renewal, refinancing or extension shall be a date after the Maturity Date;

(h)unsecured Indebtedness owing by the Company pursuant to the 7½% Senior Notes issued on November 3, 2009 and due 2019 in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $150,000,000 (and renewals, refinancings and extensions thereof; provided that (x) the amount of such Indebtedness is not increased at the time of such renewal, refinancing

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or extension, (y) the terms of such renewal, refinancing or extension are materially not less favorable to such Borrowers or Subsidiary, taken as a whole and (z) the maturity date of such renewal, refinancing or extension shall be a date after the Maturity Date);

(i)in addition to the Indebtedness otherwise permitted by this Section 7.01, other secured Indebtedness incurred by the Borrowers or any of their Subsidiaries after the Closing Date, provided that (i) the Borrowers shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent a Pro Forma Compliance Certificate demonstrating that, upon giving effect on a Pro Forma Basis to the incurrence of such Indebtedness and to the concurrent retirement of any other Indebtedness of any Consolidated Party, the Loan Parties would be in compliance with the financial covenants set forth in Section 6.10(a) and (b) and (ii) the aggregate principal amount of all secured Indebtedness taken together along with all Indebtedness pursuant to Section 7.01(c) shall not exceed $150,000,000;

(j)Indebtedness pursuant to the Amended and Restated Letter of Credit Agreement with SunTrust Bank related to the Union County, Arkansas Industrial Development Revenue Bonds (Del-Tin Fiber Project) Series 1998 (“Bonds”) and the Bonds, assumed by the Borrowers upon completion of the merger of Deltic Timber Corporation into a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company in an aggregate outstanding principal amount not to exceed $29,688,750, including, any renewals, refinancings and extensions thereof; provided that (w) the amount of such Indebtedness is not increased at the time of such renewal, refinancing or extension, (x) the terms of such renewal, refinancing or extension are materially not less favorable to such Borrowers or Subsidiary, taken as a whole, (y) no additional collateral is pledged by the Loan Parties to secure such Indebtedness, and (z) the maturity date of such renewal, refinancing or extension shall be a date after the Maturity Date;

(k)Indebtedness pursuant to the Term Loan Credit Agreement dated as of August 27, 2015, as amended, with the Lenders party thereto and American Agcredit, PCA as administrative agent, assumed by the Borrowers upon completion of the merger of Deltic Timber Corporation into a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company in an aggregate outstanding principal amount not to exceed $100,000,000, including any renewals, refinancings and extensions thereof; provided that (w) the amount of such Indebtedness is not increased at the time of such renewal, refinancing or extension, (x) the terms of such renewal, refinancing or extension are materially not less favorable to such Borrowers or Subsidiary, taken as a whole, (y) no additional collateral is pledged by the Loan Parties to secure such Indebtedness, and (z) the maturity date of such renewal, refinancing or extension shall be a date after the Maturity Date; and

(l)Indebtedness pursuant to the Amended and Restated Term Loan Agreement dated as of December 5, 2014, among the Loan Parties, the Lenders party thereto and Northwest Farm Credit, PCA as administrative agent, as amended by the First Amendment to Amended and Restated Term Loan Agreement dated as of February 29, 2016 in an aggregate outstanding principal amount not to exceed $343,500,000 plus up to $100,000,000 of additional Indebtedness incurred to refinance outstanding Deltic Indebtedness upon closing of the merger of Deltic Timber Corporation into a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company provided that the maturity date of such Indebtedness

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shall be a date after the Maturity Date, and up to  $100,000,000 in additional Indebtedness to refinance the Indebtedness described in Section 7.01(k) hereof for a total aggregate outstanding principal amount of $543,500,000, including any renewals, refinancings and extensions thereof; provided that (w) the amount of such Indebtedness is not increased at the time of such renewal, refinancing or extension, (x) the terms of such renewal, refinancing or extension are materially not less favorable to such Borrowers or Subsidiary, taken as a whole, (y) no additional collateral is pledged by the Loan Parties to secure such Indebtedness, and (z) the maturity date of such renewal, refinancing or extension shall be a date after the Maturity Date.

Liens

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The Loan Parties will not permit any Consolidated Party to contract, create, incur, assume or permit to exist any Lien with respect to any of its Property, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, except for:

(a)Liens (other than Liens created or imposed under ERISA) for taxes, assessments or governmental charges or levies not yet due or Liens for taxes being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings for which adequate reserves determined in accordance with GAAP have been established (and as to which the Property subject to any such Lien is not yet subject to foreclosure, sale or loss on account thereof);

(b)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 (i) secure only amounts not yet due and payable or, if due and payable, are unfiled and no other action has been taken to enforce the same or (ii) are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings for which adequate reserves determined in accordance with GAAP have been established; provided further, the Property subject to any such Lien is not yet subject to foreclosure, sale or loss on account thereof;

(c)Liens (other than Liens created or imposed under ERISA) incurred or deposits made by any Consolidated Party in the ordinary course of business in connection with workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and other types of social security, or to secure the performance of tenders, statutory obligations, bids, leases, government contracts, performance and return-of-money bonds and other similar obligations (exclusive of obligations for the payment of borrowed money);

(d)Liens in connection with attachments or judgments (including judgment or appeal bonds) provided that the judgments secured shall, within 30 days after the entry thereof, have been discharged or execution thereof stayed pending appeal, or shall have been discharged within 30 days after the expiration of any such stay;

(e)easements, rights-of-way, restrictions (including zoning restrictions), rights of the public and governmental bodies in the beds of waterways, boundary agreements, mineral reservations and mineral reservations of third parties in existence on the Closing Date, access restrictions, rights of Indian tribes, reservations in federal patents, minor

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defects or irregularities in title and other similar charges or encumbrances not, in any material respect, impairing the use of the encumbered Property for its intended purposes; provided, that with respect to the Timberlands, such easements, rights-of-way, restrictions (including zoning restrictions), minor defects or irregularities in title and other similar charges or encumbrances shall not, individually or in the aggregate, impair the value of the Timberlands as commercial timberlands in any material respect or materially detract from the use of the Timberlands, in each case taken as a whole, as such;

(f)Liens on Property of any Person securing purchase money Indebtedness (including Capital Leases and Synthetic Lease Obligations) of such Person permitted under Section 7.01(c), provided (x) that any such Lien attaches to such Property concurrently with or within 90 days after the acquisition thereof and (y) such Liens (when combined with the Liens permitted under Section 7.02(p) and 7.02(v)) do not relate to Property with an aggregate fair market value in excess of $150,000,000;

(g)leases or subleases granted to others not interfering in any material respect with the business of any Consolidated Party;

(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 favor of customs and revenue authorities arising as a matter of law to secure payment of customs duties in connection with the importation of goods;

(j)Liens deemed to exist in connection with Investments in repurchase agreements permitted under Section 7.06;

(k)normal and customary rights of set-off upon deposits of cash in favor of banks or other depository institutions;

(l)Liens of a collection bank arising under Section 4-210 of the Uniform Commercial Code on items in the course of collection;

(m)Liens of sellers of goods to the Borrowers and any of their Subsidiaries arising under Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code or similar provisions of applicable law in the ordinary course of business, covering only the goods sold and securing only the unpaid purchase price for such goods and related expenses;

(n)any interest of title of a buyer in connection with, and Liens arising from UCC financing statements relating to, a sale of receivables permitted by this Agreement;

(o)Liens existing as of the Closing Date and set forth on Schedule 7.02;

(p)Liens on property of a Person existing at the time such Person is merged with or into or consolidated with any Borrower or any Subsidiary of any Borrower; provided that (x) such Liens were in existence prior to the contemplation of such merger or consolidation, (y) do not extend to any assets other than those of the Person merged into

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or consolidated with such Borrower or such Subsidiary and (z) such Liens (when combined with the Liens permitted under Section 7.02(f) and 7.02(v)) do not relate to Property with an aggregate fair market value in excess of $150,000,000;

(q)Liens on property existing at the time of acquisition of the property by any Borrower or any Subsidiary of any Borrower, provided that such Liens were in existence prior to the contemplation of such acquisition;

(r)Liens created or assumed in the ordinary course of business of exploring for, developing or producing oil, gas or other minerals (including borrowings in connection therewith) on, or any interest in, or on any proceeds from the sale of, property acquired for such purposes, production therefrom (including the proceeds thereof), or material or equipment located thereon;

(s)Liens arising from the pledge of any bonds, debentures, notes or similar instruments which are purchased and held by any remarketing agent for the account of, or as agent for, the Borrowers;

(t)conservation easements on Timberlands; provided, that with respect to the Timberlands, such conservation easements shall not, individually or in the aggregate, impair the value of the Timberlands as commercial timberlands in any material respect or materially detract from the use of the Timberlands, in each case taken as a whole, as such;

(u)Liens, if any, in favor of the L/C Issuer and/or Swing Line Lender to cash collateralize or otherwise secure the obligations of a Defaulting Lender to fund risk participations hereunder;

(v)Liens securing Indebtedness permitted pursuant to Section 7.01(i) of this Agreement; provided that such Liens (when combined with the Liens permitted under Section 7.02(f) and 7.02(p)) do not relate to Property with an aggregate fair market value in excess of $150,000,000; and

(w)any extension, renewal or replacement, in whole or in part, of any Lien described in the foregoing clauses (a) through (v); provided that any such extension, renewal or replacement shall be no more restrictive in any material respect than the Lien extended, renewed or replaced and shall not extend to any other Property of the Loan Parties other than such item of Property originally covered by such Lien or by improvement thereof or additions or accessions thereto.

Nature of Business

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The Loan Parties will not permit any Consolidated Party to materially alter the character or conduct of the business conducted by such Person as of the Closing Date.

Consolidation, Merger, Dissolution, etc

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Except in connection with a Permitted Asset Disposition, the Loan Parties will not permit any Consolidated Party to enter into any transaction of merger or consolidation or liquidate, wind

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up or dissolve itself (or suffer any liquidation or dissolution); provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section 7.04 but subject to the terms of Sections 7.11 and 7.12, (a) any Borrower may merge or consolidate with any of its Subsidiaries, provided that such Borrower shall be the continuing or surviving corporation, (b) any Loan Party other than Potlatch may merge or consolidate with any other Loan Party other than Potlatch; provided that in the case of the merger of any Borrower, such Borrower shall be the continuing or surviving corporation, (c) any Consolidated Party which is not a Loan Party may be merged or consolidated with or into any Loan Party other than Potlatch, provided that such Loan Party shall be the continuing or surviving corporation, (d) any Consolidated Party which is not a Loan Party may be merged or consolidated with or into any other Consolidated Party which is not a Loan Party, (e) any Subsidiary of a Borrower may merge with any Person that is not a Loan Party in connection with an Asset Disposition permitted under Section 7.05, (f) any Borrower or any Subsidiary of any Borrower may merge with any Person other than a Consolidated Party in connection with a Permitted Acquisition, provided that, if such transaction involves a Borrower, such Borrower shall be the continuing or surviving corporation, and (g) any wholly owned Subsidiary of such Borrower may dissolve, liquidate or wind up its affairs at any time provided that such dissolution, liquidation or winding up, as applicable, could not have a Material Adverse Effect.

Asset Dispositions

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The Loan Parties will not permit any Consolidated Party to make any Asset Disposition or enter into any agreement to make any Asset Disposition, except:

(a)any Consolidated Party may sell, lease, transfer or otherwise dispose of equipment or real 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 any such transaction are reasonably promptly applied to the purchase price of such replacement property;

(b)any Subsidiary may sell, lease, transfer or otherwise dispose of Property to the Borrowers or to a wholly-owned Subsidiary; provided that if the transferor of such Property is a Guarantor, the transferee thereof must either be a Borrower or a Guarantor;

(c)Asset Dispositions permitted by Section 7.04;

(d)Asset Dispositions by the Borrowers and their Subsidiaries of Property pursuant to sale-leaseback transactions to the extent such disposition is permitted by Section 7.13; and

(e)the Borrowers and their Subsidiaries may sell, lease, transfer or otherwise dispose of assets, to the extent not otherwise permitted under this Section 7.05; provided that (i) at the time of such Asset Disposition, no Default shall exist or would result therefrom, (ii) upon giving effect to such Asset Disposition on a Pro Forma Basis, the Loan Parties would be in compliance with the financial covenants set forth in Section 6.10(a)-(b), which, in connection with Asset Dispositions the aggregate Net Cash Proceeds of which are in excess of $75,000,000, shall be evidenced by a Pro Forma Compliance Certificate delivered by the Borrowers to the Administrative Agent;

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provided, however, that any Asset Disposition pursuant to clauses (a) through (e) shall be for fair market value.

Investments

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The Loan Parties will not permit any Consolidated Party to make any Investments, except for:

(a)Investments consisting of cash and Cash Equivalents;

(b)Investments consisting of accounts receivable created, acquired or made by any Consolidated Party in the ordinary course of business and payable or dischargeable in accordance with customary trade terms;

(c)Investments consisting of Capital Stock, obligations, securities or other property received by any Consolidated Party in settlement of accounts receivable (created in the ordinary course of business) from bankrupt obligors;

(d)Investments existing as of the Closing Date and set forth in Schedule 7.06;

(e)Investments consisting of advances or loans to directors, officers, employees, agents, customers or suppliers that do not exceed $10,000,000 in the aggregate at any one time outstanding; provided that all such advances must be in compliance with applicable Laws, including, but not limited to, the Sarbanes-Oxley;

(f)Investments in any Loan Party;

(g)Investments consisting of an Acquisition by any Borrower or any Subsidiary of any Borrower, provided that (i) with respect to any Property acquired (or the Property of the Person acquired) that does not constitute timber or timberlands, such Property is (A) used or useful in the same or a similar line of business as the Borrowers and their Subsidiaries were engaged in on the Closing Date, or any reasonable extension or expansions thereof or (B) is ancillary to the primary Property acquired (or the Property of the Person acquired), (ii) in the case of an Acquisition of the Capital Stock of another Person, the board of directors (or other comparable governing body) of such other Person shall have duly approved such Acquisition, (iii) the Borrowers shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent, to the extent the aggregate consideration paid in connection with such Acquisition is equal to or greater than $75,000,000, a Pro Forma Compliance Certificate demonstrating that, upon giving effect to such Acquisition on a Pro Forma Basis, the Loan Parties would be in compliance with the financial covenants set forth in Section 6.10(a)-(b), (iv) the representations and warranties made by the Loan Parties in all Loan Documents shall be true and correct in all material respects at and as if made as of the date of such Acquisition (after giving effect thereto) except to the extent such representations and warranties expressly relate to an earlier date, (v) if such transaction involves the purchase of an interest in a partnership between any Borrower (or a Subsidiary of any Borrower) as a general partner and entities unaffiliated with such Borrower or such Subsidiary as the other partners, such transaction shall be effected by having such equity interest acquired by a corporate holding company directly or indirectly wholly-owned by

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such Borrower newly formed for the sole purpose of effecting such transaction and (vi) after giving effect to such Acquisition, there shall be at least $75,000,000 of Availability;

(h)Investments in Construction in Progress, provided that the total Investment in Construction in Progress shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of Total Asset Value; and

(i)Investments in Investment Affiliates, provided that the total Investment in Investment Affiliates shall not exceed fifteen percent (15%) (valuing each such Investment at GAAP book value of the minority interest held therein by the Consolidated Parties) of Total Asset Value.

Restricted Payments

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The Loan Parties will not permit any Consolidated Party to, directly or indirectly, declare, order, make or set apart any sum for or pay any Restricted Payment, except (a) to make dividends or other distributions payable to any Loan Party (directly or indirectly through Subsidiaries), (b) as permitted by Section 7.06, Section 7.08 or Section 7.09, (c) the Borrowers shall be permitted to pay dividends and distributions to the shareholders of Potlatch; provided, that in the case of this clause (c), (i) no Default or Event of Default shall exist on the date of, or shall result from, the making of any such distributions and (ii) upon giving effect on a Pro Forma Basis to such transaction, the Borrowers would be in compliance with the fi