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Exhibit 10.1

 

EXECUTION VERSION

 

AMENDMENT AND RESTATEMENT AGREEMENT dated as of February 21, 2013 (this “Restatement Agreement”), relating to the Credit Agreement dated as of June 27, 2001, as amended and restated as of June 5, 2009 (as further amended, supplemented or otherwise modified and in effect immediately prior to the Restatement Effective Date, the “Original Credit Agreement”), among Rite Aid Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Borrower”), the lenders from time to time party thereto (the “Lenders”), Citicorp North America, Inc., as administrative agent and collateral processing agent (in such capacities, the “Administrative Agent”).

 

RECITALS

 

A.  Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Original Credit Agreement or, to the extent specified herein, in the Restated Credit Agreement (as defined below).  The rules of construction specified in Section 1.03 of the Original Credit Agreement also apply to this Restatement Agreement.

 

B.  On the Restatement Effective Date (as defined below), the Borrower intends to (a) incur additional Term Loans in an aggregate principal amount of $1,161,000,000 (the “Tranche 6 Term Loans”) to be made available to the Borrower by the lenders listed on Annex I hereto (the “Tranche 6 Term Lenders”) and (b) obtain new Revolving Commitments in an aggregate amount of $1,795,000,000 from the lenders listed on Annex II hereto (the “New Revolving Lenders” and, together with the Tranche 6 Term Lenders, the “New Lenders”).

 

C.  On the Restatement Effective Date, the Borrower will (a) terminate all Revolving Commitments in effect immediately prior to the Restatement Effective Date (the “Existing Revolving Commitments”), (b) utilize the proceeds of the Tranche 6 Term Loans and proceeds from new Revolving Loans made on the Restatement Effective Date pursuant to the New Revolving Commitments (as defined below) to repay all outstanding Tranche 2 Term Loans, in an aggregate principal amount of approximately $1,039,000,000, repay all outstanding Tranche 5 Term Loans, in an aggregate principal amount of approximately $331,700,000, repay all Revolving Loans, if any, outstanding immediately prior to the Restatement Effective Date (the “Existing Revolving Loans”) and consummate the repurchase of its 9.750% Notes (as defined below) pursuant to the offer to purchase and consent solicitation statement dated January 31, 2013 and (c) irrevocably call for redemption all 9.750% Notes that remain outstanding subsequent to such repurchase and deposit the redemption payment in respect thereof with the trustee under the indenture for the 9.750% Notes.  The aggregate principal amount of the Tranche 6 Term Loans and $1,384,700,000 of the new Revolving Commitments (the “Refinancing Revolving Commitments”, the portion of the new Revolving Commitments in excess of the Refinancing Revolving Commitments, the “Incremental Revolving Commitments” and, together, the “New Revolving Commitments”) are being incurred and obtained pursuant to Section 6.01(c) of the Original Credit Agreement as

 



 

Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of the Tranche 2 Term Loans, the Tranche 5 Term Loans and the Existing Revolving Commitments.

 

D.  The Borrower has also requested that, immediately following the consummation of the refinancing transactions referred to above on the Restatement Effective Date, the Original Credit Agreement be amended and restated (the “Amendment and Restatement”) in the form of Exhibit A to this Restatement Agreement (the Original Credit Agreement, as so amended and restated, the “Restated Credit Agreement”, and the Original Credit Agreement and Restated Credit Agreement being referred to collectively as the “Credit Agreement”).

 

E.  The New Lenders (constituting the Required Lenders under the Original Credit Agreement) and the Administrative Agent are willing, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in this Restatement Agreement, to effect the Amendment and Restatement immediately following the completion of the refinancing transactions referred to in the foregoing recitals.

 

AGREEMENTS

 

In consideration of the foregoing and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Borrower, the Subsidiary Loan Parties, the Tranche 6 Term Lenders, the New Revolving Lenders and the Administrative Agent hereby agree as follows:

 

ARTICLE I

 

Refinancing Transactions; Amendment and Restatement

 

SECTION 1.1.  Tranche 6 Term Commitments.  (a)  Pursuant to Section 6.01(c) of the Original Credit Agreement, effective as of the Restatement Effective Date, for all purposes of the Senior Loan Documents, (i) the Tranche 6 Term Commitments (as defined below), the Tranche 6 Term Loans and the Tranche 6 Term Borrowings shall constitute “Other Term Commitments”, “Other Term Loans” and “Other Term Borrowings”, respectively, and (ii) each Tranche 6 Term Lender shall become an “Additional Lender” and a “Lender” (if such Tranche 6 Term Lender is not already a Lender prior to the effectiveness of this Restatement Agreement).

 

(b)  Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Tranche 6 Term Lender agrees to make a Tranche 6 Term Loan to the Borrower on the Restatement Effective Date in a principal amount not exceeding such Tranche 6 Term Lender’s Tranche 6 Term Commitment, and fund the principal amount of such Tranche 6 Term Loan in accordance with Section 2.06 of the Restated Credit Agreement.  A Person shall become a Tranche 6 Term Lender and a Lender under the Credit Agreement by executing and delivering to the Administrative Agent, on or prior to the Restatement Effective Date, a signature page to this Restatement Agreement as a “Tranche 6 Term Lender”.  The “Tranche 6 Term Commitment” of any Tranche 6 Term Lender will be the amount of Tranche 6 Term Loans that such Person commits to make, as set forth on Annex I hereto.

 



 

The commitments of the Tranche 6 Term Lenders are several and no Tranche 6 Term Lender shall be responsible for any other Tranche 6 Term Lender’s failure to make Tranche 6 Term Loans.

 

SECTION 1.2.  Revolving Commitments.  (a)  Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, effective as of the Restatement Effective Date, the Existing Revolving Commitments will be terminated pursuant to Section 2.08(b) of the Credit Agreement; provided, however, that the foregoing shall not affect (i) the LC Commitment of any Issuing Bank under the Original Credit Agreement or (ii) the obligation of the Swingline Lender to make Swingline Loans pursuant to Section 2.04 of the Original Credit Agreement, in each case as in effect immediately prior to the effectiveness of the Restated Credit Agreement.

 

(b)  Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, on the Restatement Effective Date, simultaneously with the termination of the Revolving Commitments pursuant to clause (a) above, (i) each Lender that has executed and delivered to the Administrative Agent, on or prior to the Restatement Effective Date, a signature page to this Restatement Agreement as a “New Revolving Lender” shall become or continue to be, as applicable, a “Revolving Lender” and a “Lender” under the Credit Agreement and (ii) the “Revolving Commitment” of each New Revolving Lender will be the amount of the commitment set forth with respect to such New Revolving Lender on Annex II hereto.  The New Revolving Commitments of the New Revolving Lenders are several and no New Revolving Lender shall be responsible for any other New Revolving Lender’s failure to make Revolving Loans.

 

(c)  For all purposes of the Senior Loan Documents, (i) the New Revolving Commitment of each New Revolving Lender, and the Loans made by each New Revolving Lender pursuant to such Revolving Commitments, shall constitute a “Revolving Commitment” and “Revolving Loans”, respectively, under the Credit Agreement and (ii) all Letters of Credit outstanding immediately prior to the Restatement Effective Date shall continue to be Letters of Credit issued pursuant to the Original Credit Agreement and, following the Amendment and Restatement, the Restated Credit Agreement.

 

(d)  For purposes hereof, the Refinancing Revolving Commitments will become effective on the Restatement Effective Date simultaneously with the termination of the Existing Revolving Commitments and the repayment of the outstanding Tranche 2 Term Loans, Tranche 5 Term Loans and any Existing Revolving Loans.  By its signature to this Restatement Agreement, each of the Tranche 6 Term Lenders and each of the New Revolving Lenders (but only in respect of its Refinancing Revolving Commitments), collectively constituting the Supermajority Lenders at such time, hereby approve the Incremental Revolving Commitments as Revolving Commitments under the Credit Agreement, effective immediately after such termination and repayment.

 

SECTION 1.3.  Amendment and Restatement of Original Credit Agreement.  On the Restatement Effective Date, immediately following the completion of the transactions provided for in Sections 1.1 and 1.2, the Original Credit Agreement, as

 



 

previously amended pursuant to Sections 1.1 and 1.2, shall be further amended and restated in its entirety in the form of Exhibit A hereto.  All schedules and exhibits to the Original Credit Agreement, and the Definitions Annex, in each case in the forms thereof immediately prior to the Restatement Effective Date, shall constitute schedules and exhibits to the Restated Credit Agreement, except for any such exhibits and schedules new forms of which are included in Exhibit B to this Restatement Agreement.

 

SECTION 1.4.  Conditions to Tranche 6 Term Commitments and New Revolving Commitments.  The obligations of each Tranche 6 Term Lender to make Tranche 6 Term Loans pursuant to Section 1.1(b) above, the termination of the Existing Revolving Commitments pursuant to Section 1.2(a) above and the effectiveness of the New Revolving Commitments pursuant to Section 1.2(b) and 1.2(c) above, in each case on the Restatement Effective Date, are subject to the satisfaction of the following conditions:

 

(a)  After giving effect to (i) the borrowing of the Tranche 6 Term Loans and (ii) the effectiveness and the borrowing (if any) of Revolving Loans under the New Revolving Commitments on the Restatement Effective Date, the conditions set forth in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of Section 4.02 of the Original Credit Agreement shall be satisfied on and as of the Restatement Effective Date, and the New Lenders shall have received a certificate of a Financial Officer dated the Restatement Effective Date to such effect.

 

(b)  The Collateral and Guarantee Requirement shall be satisfied.

 

(c)  The Administrative Agent shall have received a favorable legal opinion of each of (i) Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, counsel to the Borrower and (ii) Marc Strassler, General Counsel of the Borrower, in each case addressed to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders under the Credit Agreement, including the New Lenders, and dated the Restatement Effective Date, in substantially the forms thereof delivered in connection with Refinancing Amendment No. 4, dated as of March 3, 2011, to the Original Credit Agreement, modified, however, to address the Tranche 6 Term Loans, the New Revolving Commitments, the Amendment and Restatement and this Restatement Agreement, and covering such other matters relating to the Loan Parties, the other Senior Loan Documents, the Senior Collateral and the transactions contemplated hereby to occur on the Restatement Effective Date as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request, and otherwise reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.  The Borrower hereby requests such counsel to deliver such opinions.

 

(d)  The Administrative Agent shall have received such documents and certificates as the Administrative Agent or its counsel may reasonably request relating to the good standing of the Borrower and the organization and existence of each Loan Party, the organizational documents of each Loan Party, the resolutions of each Loan Party that authorize the transactions contemplated hereby, the incumbency and authority of the Person or Persons executing and delivering this Restatement Agreement and the other

 



 

documents contemplated hereby, all in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

(e)  The Administrative Agent shall have received a borrowing request in a form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent requesting that the Tranche 6 Term Lenders make the Tranche 6 Term Loans and the New Revolving Lenders make the Revolving Loans (if any) to be made to the Borrower, in each case on the Restatement Effective Date.

 

(f)  After giving effect to the borrowing of the Tranche 6 Term Loans and the Revolving Loans (if any) on the Restatement Effective Date, the Borrowing Base Amount on the Restatement Effective Date shall be no less than the sum of (A) the aggregate principal amount of Loans outstanding on the Restatement Effective Date, (B) the LC Exposure on the Restatement Effective Date and (C) the aggregate principal amount of Additional Senior Debt outstanding on the Restatement Effective Date.  The Administrative Agent shall have received a completed Borrowing Base Certificate dated the Restatement Effective Date and signed by a Financial Officer of the Borrower.

 

(g)  The conditions to effectiveness of this Restatement Agreement set forth in Section 1.5 hereof shall have been satisfied.

 

(h)  Each Subsidiary Guarantor shall have entered into a Reaffirmation Agreement pursuant to which such Subsidiary Guarantor reaffirms its obligations under the Senior Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement and the other Senior Collateral Documents, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

(i)  The Average Revolver Availability shall be no less than $500,000,000 on the Restatement Effective Date, after giving effect to the transactions to be consummated on such date.

 

(j)  The principal of and accrued and unpaid interest on all outstanding 9.750% Notes due 2016 (the “9.750%  Notes”) shall have been (or substantially simultaneously with the effectiveness of this Restatement Agreement shall be) repaid, repurchased or satisfied and discharged, and the Administrative Agent shall have received evidence reasonably satisfactory to it of such payment or call for redemption (which may include the deposit of the redemption payment with the trustee for the 9.750% Notes to satisfy and discharge the 9.750% Notes pursuant to their terms).

 

SECTION 1.5.  Amendment and Restatement Effectiveness.  The Amendment and Restatement shall become effective as of the first date (the “Restatement Effective Date”) on which the following conditions have been satisfied:

 

(a)  The Administrative Agent (or its counsel) shall have received duly executed counterparts hereof that, when taken together, bear the signatures of (i) the Borrower, (ii) each Tranche 6 Term Lender, (iii) each New Revolving Lender and (iv) the Administrative Agent.

 



 

(b)  The conditions set forth in Section 1.4 hereof shall have been satisfied.

 

(c)  The Borrower shall have obtained New Revolving Commitments in an aggregate amount of $1,795,000,000.  The aggregate amount of Tranche 6 Term Commitments shall not exceed $1,161,000,000.

 

(d)  The principal of and accrued and unpaid interest on all outstanding (i) Tranche 2 Term Loans, (ii) Tranche 5 Term Loans and (iii) Revolving Loans, Swingline Loans and LC Disbursements, and all accrued and unpaid fees payable pursuant to Section 2.12(a) or (b) of the Original Credit Agreement, in each case as of the Restatement Effective Date, and all amounts owed in respect of such prepayments pursuant to Section 2.16 of the Original Credit Agreement, shall have been (or substantially simultaneously with the effectiveness of this Restatement Agreement shall be) paid in full, and the Administrative Agent shall have received evidence reasonably satisfactory to it of such payment.

 

(e)  To the extent invoiced prior to the Restatement Effective Date, the Administrative Agent shall have received payment or reimbursement of its reasonable out-of-pocket expenses in connection with this Restatement Agreement, including the reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of counsel for the Administrative Agent and the Borrowing Base Agents.

 

(f)  To the extent invoiced prior to the Restatement Effective Date, the Administrative Agent shall have received, for the account of the Tranche 6 Term Lenders and the New Revolving Lenders, payment of all fees owed to such Tranche 6 Term Lenders and New Revolving Lenders by the Borrower on the Restatement Effective Date in connection with this Restatement Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby.

 

(g)  To the extent invoiced prior to the Restatement Effective Date, the Arrangers shall have received the payments and reimbursements referred to in Section 2.4.

 

(h)  At least 3 Business Days prior to the Restatement Effective Date, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall have received all documentation and other information required by bank regulatory authorities under applicable “know-your-customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the USA Patriot Act.

 

The Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrower, the Tranche 6 Term Lenders, the New Revolving Lenders and the other Lenders of the Restatement Effective Date and such notice shall be conclusive and binding.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the amendments effected hereby shall not become effective, and the obligations of the Tranche 6 Term Lenders hereunder to make the Tranche 6 Term Loans and the New Revolving Lenders hereunder to provide the New Revolving Commitments will automatically terminate, if each of the conditions set forth or referred to in Sections 1.4

 



 

and 1.5 hereof has not been satisfied at or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on February 21, 2013.

 

ARTICLE II

 

Miscellaneous

 

SECTION 2.1.  Representations and Warranties.  (a)  To induce the other parties hereto to enter into this Restatement Agreement, the Borrower represents and warrants to each of the Lenders and the Administrative Agent that, as of the Restatement Effective Date and after giving effect to the transactions and amendments to occur on the Restatement Effective Date:

 

(i) This Restatement Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Borrower and constitutes, and the Restated Credit Agreement, as of the Restatement Effective Date, will constitute, its legal, valid and binding obligation, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and subject to general principles of equity, regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law.

 

(ii) The representations and warranties set forth in Article III of the Restated Credit Agreement are true and correct in all material respects on and as of the Restatement Effective Date, with the same effect as though made on and as of the Restatement Effective Date (except to the extent any such representations or warranties expressly relate to an earlier date, in which case such representations and warranties were true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date).

 

(iii) No Default (as defined in the Restated Credit Agreement) or Event of Default (as defined in the Restated Credit Agreement) has occurred and is continuing.

 

SECTION 2.2.  Effect of Amendment.  (a)  Except as expressly set forth herein, this Restatement Agreement shall not by implication or otherwise limit, impair, constitute a waiver of, or otherwise affect the rights and remedies of, the Lenders or the Agents under the Original Credit Agreement, the Restated Credit Agreement or any other Senior Loan Document, and shall not alter, modify, amend or in any way affect any of the terms, conditions, obligations, covenants or agreements contained in the Original Credit Agreement, the Restated Credit Agreement or any other Senior Loan Document, all of which are ratified and affirmed in all respects and shall continue in full force and effect.  Nothing herein shall be deemed to entitle any Loan Party to a consent to, or a waiver, amendment, modification or other change of, any of the terms, conditions, obligations, covenants or agreements contained in the Original Credit Agreement, the Restated Credit Agreement or any other Senior Loan Document in similar or different circumstances.  This Restatement Agreement shall apply to and be effective only with

 



 

respect to the provisions of the Original Credit Agreement, the Restated Credit Agreement and the other Senior Loan Documents specifically referred to herein.

 

(b)  On and after the Restatement Effective Date, each reference in the Original Credit Agreement to “this Agreement”, “hereunder”, “hereof”, “herein” or words of like import, and each reference to the Original Credit Agreement, “thereunder”, “thereof”, “therein” or words of like import in any other Senior Loan Document shall be deemed a reference to the Restated Credit Agreement.  This Restatement Agreement shall constitute a “Senior Loan Document” for all purposes of the Original Credit Agreement, the Restated Credit Agreement and the other Senior Loan Documents.

 

SECTION 2.3.  Governing Law.  This Restatement Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

 

SECTION 2.4.  Costs and Expenses; Fees.  The Borrower agrees to (a) reimburse the Administrative Agent in respect of this Restatement Agreement for its reasonable out-of-pocket expenses in connection with this Restatement Agreement, including the reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of counsel for the Administrative Agent, and (b) pay the fees and expenses referred to in those certain commitment and fee letters between the Borrower and the Persons designated as “Arrangers” therein, in each case dated January 31, 2013, in accordance with the terms and conditions thereof.

 

SECTION 2.5.  Counterparts.  This Restatement Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts and by different parties hereto in separate counterparts, each of which when so executed and delivered shall be deemed an original, but all such counterparts together shall constitute but one and the same instrument.  Delivery of any executed counterpart of a signature page of this Restatement Agreement by facsimile transmission or other electronic imaging means shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart hereof.

 

SECTION 2.6.  Severability.  Any provision of this Restatement Agreement held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability without affecting the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions hereof; and the invalidity of a particular provision in a particular jurisdiction shall not invalidate such provision in any other jurisdiction.

 

SECTION 2.7.  Headings.  The headings of this Restatement Agreement are for purposes of reference only and shall not limit or otherwise affect the meaning hereof.

 

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

 

 

RITE AID CORPORATION,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Marc A. Strassler

 

 

 

  Name:

Marc A. Strassler

 

 

 

  Title:

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

 



 

 

CITICORP NORTH AMERICA, INC., in its capacity as a New Revolving Lender, Administrative Agent, Borrowing Base Agent and Collateral and Processing Agent,

 

 

 

 

 

By

 

 

 

 

/s/ Justin E. McMahan

 

 

 

  Name: Justin E. McMahan

 

 

 

  Title: Vice President

 



 

 

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., in its capacity as a Tranche 6 Term Lender, New Revolving Lender and Borrowing Base Agent,

 

 

 

 

 

by

 

 

 

/s/ Irene Rosen Marks

 

 

 

Name: Irene Rosen Marks

 

 

 

Title: Managing Director

 



 

 

 

New Revolving Lender signature page to Amendment and Restatement Agreement relating to the Rite Aid Credit Agreement

 

 

 

 

 

Name of Institution:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,

 

 

in its capacity as a New Revolving Lender

 

 

 

 

 

by

 

 

 

 

/s/ Roger Malouf

 

 

 

 

Name: Roger Malouf

 

 

 

 

Title: Vice President

 

 

 

GENERAL ELECTRIC CAPITAL CORPORATION, in its capacity as a New Revoling Lender and Borrowing Base Agent,

 

by

 

 

 

/s/ Peter F. Crispino

 

 

Name:

Peter F. Crispino

 

 

Title:

Duly Authorized Signatory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOLDMAN SACHS BANK USA, in its capacity as New Revolving Lender,

 

by

 

 

 

/s/ Charles D. Johnston

 

 

Name:

Charles D. Johnston

 

 

Title:

Authorized Signatory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORGAN STANLEY SENIOR FUNDING, INC.,  in its capacity as New Revolving Lender,

 

by

 

 

 

/s/ Olalekan J. Lawal

 

 

Name:

Olalekan J. Lawal

 

 

Title:

Authorized Signatory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORGAN STANLEY BANK, N.A.,  in its capacity as New Revolving Lender,

 

by

 

 

 

/s/ Olalekan J. Lawal

 

 

Name:

Olalekan J. Lawal

 

 

Title:

Authorized Signatory

 



 

 

 

New Revolving Lender signature page to Amendment and Restatement Agreement relating to the Rite Aid Credit Agreement

 

 

 

 

 

Name of Institution:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMPASS BANK

 

 

in its capacity as a New Revolving Lender

 

 

 

 

 

by

 

 

 

 

/s/ Michael Sheff

 

 

 

 

Name: Michael Sheff

 

 

 

 

Title: Senior Vice President

 



 

 

 

New Revolving Lender signature page to Amendment and Restatement Agreement relating to the Rite Aid Credit Agreement

 

 

 

 

 

Name of Institution:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPITAL ONE LEVERAGE FINANCE CORP.,

 

 

in its capacity as a New Revolving Lender

 

 

 

 

 

by

 

 

 

 

/s/ Michael S. Burns

 

 

 

 

Name: Michael S. Burns

 

 

 

 

Title: SVP, Region Manager

 



 

 

 

New Revolving Lender signature page to Amendment and Restatement Agreement relating to the Rite Aid Credit Agreement

 

 

 

 

 

Name of Institution:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PNC Bank, National Association

 

 

in its capacity as a New Revolving Lender

 

 

 

 

 

by

 

 

 

 

/s/ Edward Shuster

 

 

 

 

Name: Edward Shuster

 

 

 

 

Title: Vice President

 



 

 

 

New Revolving Lender signature page to Amendment and Restatement Agreement relating to the Rite Aid Credit Agreement

 

 

 

 

 

Name of Institution:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RB International Finance (USA) LLC

 

 

in its capacity as a New Revolving Lender

 

 

 

 

 

by

 

 

 

 

/s/ Christoph Hoedl

 

 

 

 

Name: Christoph Hoedl

 

 

 

 

Title: First Vice President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For any New Revolving Lender requiring a second signature line:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by

 

 

 

 

/s/ Randall Abrams

 

 

 

 

Name: Randall Abrams

 

 

 

 

Title: Vice President

 



 

 

 

New Revolving Lender signature page to Amendment and Restatement Agreement relating to the Rite Aid Credit Agreement

 

 

 

 

 

Name of Institution:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Bank National Association

 

 

in its capacity as a New Revolving Lender

 

 

 

 

 

by

 

 

 

 

/s/ Matthew Kasper

 

 

 

 

Name: Matthew Kasper

 

 

 

 

Title: Vice President

 



 

 

 

New Revolving Lender signature page to Amendment and Restatement Agreement relating to the Rite Aid Credit Agreement

 

 

 

 

 

Name of Institution:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Siemens Financial Services, Inc.

 

 

in its capacity as a New Revolving Lender

 

 

 

 

 

by

 

 

 

 

/s/ Uri Sky

 

 

 

 

Name: Uri Sky

 

 

 

 

Title: VP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For any New Revolving Lender requiring a second signature line:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by

 

 

 

 

/s/ Stephanie Marinello

 

 

 

 

Name: Stephanie Marinello

 

 

 

 

Title: Senior Vice President

 



 

 

 

New Revolving Lender signature page to Amendment and Restatement Agreement relating to the Rite Aid Credit Agreement

 

 

 

 

 

Name of Institution:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regions Bank

 

 

in its capacity as a New Revolving Lender

 

 

 

 

 

by

 

 

 

 

/s/ Phyliss Hasen

 

 

 

 

Name: Phyliss Hasen

 

 

 

 

Title: Senior Vice President

 



 

 

 

New Revolving Lender signature page to Amendment and Restatement Agreement relating to the Rite Aid Credit Agreement

 

 

 

 

 

Name of Institution:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ING Capital LLC

 

 

in its capacity as a New Revolving Lender

 

 

 

 

 

by

 

 

 

 

/s/ William Beddingfield

 

 

 

 

Name: William Beddingfield

 

 

 

 

Title: Managing Director

 



 

 

 

New Revolving Lender signature page to Amendment and Restatement Agreement relating to the Rite Aid Credit Agreement

 

 

 

 

 

Name of Institution:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CIT FINANCE LLC

 

 

in its capacity as a New Revolving Lender

 

 

 

 

 

by

 

 

 

 

/s/ Robert L. Klein

 

 

 

 

Name: Robert L. Klein

 

 

 

 

Title: Director

 



 

Annex I

 

Tranche 6 Term Loans

 

Lender

 

Commitment

 

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

 

$

1,161,000,000

 

 



 

Annex II

 

New Revolving Commitments

 

Lender

 

Commitment

 

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

 

$

450,000,000

 

Citicorp North America, Inc.

 

$

300,000,000

 

Bank of America, N.A.

 

$

300,000,000

 

General Electric Capital Corporation

 

$

250,000,000

 

Goldman Sachs Banks USA

 

$

100,000,000

 

Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc.

 

$

75,000,000

 

CIT Finance, LLC

 

$

60,000,000

 

PNC Bank, N.A.

 

$

50,000,000

 

ING Capital LLC

 

$

45,000,000

 

Compass Bank

 

$

30,000,000

 

Regions Bank

 

$

29,000,000

 

Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A.

 

$

25,000,000

 

Capital One Leverage Finance Corp.

 

$

25,000,000

 

Siemens Financial Services, Inc.

 

$

25,000,000

 

U.S. Bank, N.A.

 

$

21,000,000

 

RB International Finance (USA) LLC

 

$

10,000,000

 

Total

 

$

1,795,000,000

 

 



 

Exhibit A

 

[Form of Restated Credit Agreement]

 



Exhibit A

 

 

CREDIT AGREEMENT

 

dated as of June 27, 2001,

 

as amended and restated as of February 21, 2013,

 

AMONG

 

RITE AID CORPORATION,

 

THE LENDERS PARTY HERETO,

 

CITICORP NORTH AMERICA, INC.,
AS ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT AND COLLATERAL AGENT,

 

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,

AS SYNDICATION AGENT,

 

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,

AS CO-DOCUMENTATION AGENT,

 

GENERAL ELECTRIC CAPITAL CORPORATION,

AS CO-DOCUMENTATION AGENT,

 

GOLDMAN SACHS BANK USA,

AS CO-DOCUMENTATION AGENT,

 

and

 

MORGAN STANLEY SENIOR FUNDING, INC.,

AS CO-DOCUMENTATION AGENT


 

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
WELLS FARGO SECURITIES, LLC,

as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunning Managers,

 

CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS INC.,

as Joint Lead Arranger and Joint Bookrunning Manager,

 

MERRILL LYNCH, PIERCE, FENNER & SMITH INCORPORATED,

as Joint Lead Arranger and Joint Bookrunning Manager,

 

GE CAPITAL MARKETS, INC.,

as Joint Lead Arranger and Joint Bookrunning Manager,

 

GOLDMAN SACHS BANK USA,

as Joint Lead Arranger and Joint Bookrunning Manager

 

and

 

MORGAN STANLEY SENIOR FUNDING, INC.,

as Joint Lead Arranger and Joint Bookrunning Manager

 

[CS&M Ref. No. 8500-406]

 



 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

 

 

Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Definitions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION 1.01.

 

Defined Terms

 

2

SECTION 1.02.

 

Classification of Loans and Borrowings

 

56

SECTION 1.03.

 

Terms Generally

 

56

SECTION 1.04.

 

Accounting Terms; GAAP

 

56

SECTION 1.05.

 

Terms Defined in Definitions Annex

 

57

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION 2.01.

 

Commitments

 

57

SECTION 2.02.

 

Loans and Borrowings

 

58

SECTION 2.03.

 

Requests for Borrowings

 

59

SECTION 2.04.

 

Swingline Loans

 

59

SECTION 2.05.

 

Letters of Credit

 

61

SECTION 2.06.

 

Funding of Borrowings

 

67

SECTION 2.07.

 

Interest Elections

 

67

SECTION 2.08.

 

Termination and Reduction of Commitments

 

69

SECTION 2.09.

 

Repayment of Loans; Evidence of Indebtedness

 

69

SECTION 2.10.

 

Amortization and Repayment of Term Loans

 

70

SECTION 2.11.

 

Prepayment of Loans

 

71

SECTION 2.12.

 

Fees

 

74

SECTION 2.13.

 

Interest

 

75

SECTION 2.14.

 

Alternate Rate of Interest

 

76

SECTION 2.15.

 

Increased Costs

 

77

SECTION 2.16.

 

Break Funding Payments

 

78

SECTION 2.17.

 

Taxes

 

78

SECTION 2.18.

 

Payments Generally; Pro Rata Treatment; Sharing of Setoffs

 

80

SECTION 2.19.

 

Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders

 

82

SECTION 2.20.

 

Adjustments to Borrowing Base Advance Rates

 

82

SECTION 2.21.

 

Incremental Loans

 

83

SECTION 2.22.

 

Defaulting Lenders

 

85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE III

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Representations and Warranties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION 3.01.

 

Organization; Powers

 

87

 

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SECTION 3.02.

 

Authorization; Enforceability

 

88

SECTION 3.03.

 

Governmental Approvals; No Conflicts

 

88

SECTION 3.04.

 

Financial Condition; No Material Adverse Change

 

88

SECTION 3.05.

 

Properties

 

88

SECTION 3.06.

 

Litigation and Environmental Matters

 

89

SECTION 3.07.

 

Compliance with Laws and Agreements

 

89

SECTION 3.08.

 

Investment and Holding Company Status

 

89

SECTION 3.09.

 

Taxes

 

90

SECTION 3.10.

 

ERISA

 

90

SECTION 3.11.

 

Disclosure; Accuracy of Information

 

90

SECTION 3.12.

 

Subsidiaries

 

90

SECTION 3.13.

 

Insurance

 

91

SECTION 3.14.

 

Labor Matters

 

91

SECTION 3.15.

 

Solvency

 

91

SECTION 3.16.

 

Federal Reserve Regulations

 

91

SECTION 3.17.

 

Security Interests

 

92

SECTION 3.18.

 

Use of Proceeds

 

92

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE IV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conditions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION 4.01.

 

2013 Restatement Effective Date

 

93

SECTION 4.02.

 

Each Credit Event

 

93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Affirmative Covenants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION 5.01.

 

Financial Statements and Other Information

 

94

SECTION 5.02.

 

Notices of Material Events

 

97

SECTION 5.03.

 

Information Regarding Collateral

 

98

SECTION 5.04.

 

Existence; Conduct of Business

 

98

SECTION 5.05.

 

Payment of Obligations

 

98

SECTION 5.06.

 

Maintenance of Properties

 

99

SECTION 5.07.

 

Insurance

 

99

SECTION 5.08.

 

Books and Records; Inspection and Audit Rights; Collateral and Borrowing Base Reviews

 

100

SECTION 5.09.

 

Compliance with Laws

 

101

SECTION 5.10.

 

Use of Proceeds and Letters of Credit

 

102

SECTION 5.11.

 

Additional Subsidiaries

 

103

SECTION 5.12.

 

Further Assurances

 

103

SECTION 5.13.

 

Subsidiaries

 

103

SECTION 5.14.

 

Intercompany Transfers

 

103

SECTION 5.15.

 

Inventory Purchasing

 

104

SECTION 5.16.

 

Cash Management System

 

104

 

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SECTION 5.17.

 

Termination of Factoring Transactions

 

104

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE VI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Negative Covenants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION 6.01.

 

Indebtedness; Certain Equity Securities

 

105

SECTION 6.02.

 

Liens

 

108

SECTION 6.03.

 

Fundamental Changes

 

111

SECTION 6.04.

 

Investments, Loans, Advances, Guarantees and Acquisitions

 

111

SECTION 6.05.

 

Asset Sales

 

113

SECTION 6.06.

 

Sale and Leaseback Transactions

 

114

SECTION 6.07.

 

Hedging Agreements

 

114

SECTION 6.08.

 

Restricted Payments; Certain Payments of Indebtedness

 

114

SECTION 6.09.

 

Transactions with Affiliates

 

117

SECTION 6.10.

 

Restrictive Agreements

 

118

SECTION 6.11.

 

Amendment of Material Documents

 

120

SECTION 6.12.

 

Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio

 

120

SECTION 6.13.

 

Restrictions on Asset Holdings by the Borrower

 

121

SECTION 6.14.

 

Corporate Separateness

 

121

SECTION 6.15.

 

Cash Management

 

121

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE VII

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events of Default

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE VIII

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION 8.01.

 

Rights of Agents

 

125

SECTION 8.02.

 

Additional Rights of Borrowing Base Agent

 

128

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE IX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION 9.01.

 

Notices

 

129

SECTION 9.02.

 

Waivers; Amendments

 

130

SECTION 9.03.

 

Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver

 

132

SECTION 9.04.

 

Successors and Assigns

 

133

SECTION 9.05.

 

Survival

 

137

SECTION 9.06.

 

Integration; Effectiveness

 

138

SECTION 9.07.

 

Severability

 

138

SECTION 9.08.

 

Right of Setoff

 

138

SECTION 9.09.

 

Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Consent to Service of Process

 

138

 

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SECTION 9.10.

 

WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL

 

139

SECTION 9.11.

 

Headings

 

139

SECTION 9.12.

 

Confidentiality

 

139

SECTION 9.13.

 

Interest Rate Limitation

 

140

SECTION 9.14.

 

Collateral Trust and Intercreditor Agreement; Senior Lien Intercreditor Agreement

 

140

SECTION 9.15.

 

Cash Sweep

 

141

SECTION 9.16.

 

Electronic Communications

 

141

SECTION 9.17.

 

USA Patriot Act

 

143

SECTION 9.18.

 

[Intentionally omitted.]

 

143

SECTION 9.19.

 

Loan Modification Offers

 

143

 

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ANNEXES:

 

 

 

 

 

Annex 1 — Definitions Annex

 

 

Annex 2 — Subordination Terms

 

 

 

SCHEDULES:

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule 1.01

-

Subsidiary Loan Parties

Schedule 3.04

-

Undisclosed Liabilities

Schedule 3.05 (a)

-

Properties

Schedule 3.05(c)

-

Leased Warehouses and Distribution Centers

Schedule 3.06(a)

-

Litigation

Schedule 3.06(b)

-

Environmental Matters

Schedule 3.07

-

Compliance with Laws

Schedule 3.09

-

Taxes

Schedule 3.12

-

Subsidiaries

Schedule 3.13

-

Insurance

Schedule 3.14

-

Labor

Schedule 5.11

-

Subsidiaries

Schedule 6.01(a)(xii)

-

Existing Indebtedness

Schedule 6.01(b)

-

Equity Issuances

Schedule 6.02(xi)

-

Liens

Schedule 6.04

-

Investments

Schedule 6.08(a)

-

Restricted Payments

Schedule 6.09

-

Affiliate Transactions

 

 

 

EXHIBITS:

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit A-1

-

Form of Term Note

Exhibit A-2

-

Form of Revolving Credit Note

Exhibit B

-

Form of Borrowing Base Certificate

Exhibit C

-

Form of Assignment and Acceptance Agreement

Exhibit D

-

Form of Senior Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement

Exhibit E

-

Form of Senior Subsidiary Security Agreement

Exhibit F

-

Form of Senior Indemnity, Subrogation and Contribution Agreement

Exhibit G

-

Form of Second Priority Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement

Exhibit H

-

Form of Second Priority Subsidiary Security Agreement

Exhibit I

-

Form of Second Priority Indemnity, Subrogation and Contribution Agreement

Exhibit J

-

Form of Senior Lien Intercreditor Agreement

 

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CREDIT AGREEMENT dated as of June 27, 2001, as amended and restated as of February 21, 2013 (this “Agreement”), among RITE AID CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation, the LENDERS party hereto and CITICORP NORTH AMERICA, INC. as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent.

 

On the Effective Date (such term and each other capitalized term used but not otherwise defined in this preamble having the meaning assigned to such term in Article I below), the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent and certain of the Lenders entered into this Agreement pursuant to which certain of the Lenders thereunder agreed to extend credit to the Borrower on a revolving credit basis and to make term loans to the Borrower.

 

Pursuant to the 2013 Amendment and Restatement Agreement, on the 2013 Restatement Effective Date, (i) the Tranche 6 Term Lenders made Tranche 6 Term Loans in an aggregate principal amount of $1,161,000,000, (ii) the then existing Revolving Commitments were refinanced, increased and replaced with Revolving Commitments of Revolving Lenders in an aggregate amount of $1,795,000,000, (iii) the outstanding Tranche 2 Term Loans were repaid in full and (iv) the outstanding Tranche 5 Term Loans were repaid in full.

 

In accordance with the 2013 Amendment and Restatement Agreement, and effective immediately after consummation of the transactions referred to in the preceding recital, the parties hereto desire to amend and restate the Original (Second) Restated Agreement in the form of this Agreement.

 

The proceeds of Revolving Loans and Swingline Loans made on or after the 2013 Restatement Effective Date will be used for general corporate purposes, including the financing of Optional Debt Repurchases, the refinancing of the Tranche 2 Term Loans on the 2013 Restatement Effective Date, the refinancing of the Tranche 5 Term Loans on the 2013 Restatement Effective Date, the repurchase or repayment of the Borrower’s 9.75% senior secured notes due 2016,  permitted capital expenditures, the repurchase of the Borrower’s and/or its Subsidiaries’ (including Rite Aid Lease Management Company’s) Preferred Stock and permitted Restricted Payments, as more fully described herein.  Letters of Credit will be used solely to support payment obligations of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries incurred in the ordinary course of business.

 

Accordingly, in consideration of the mutual agreements herein contained and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:

 



 

ARTICLE I

 

Definitions

 

SECTION 1.01.            Defined Terms.  As used in this Agreement, the following terms have the meanings specified below:

 

2008 Amendment and Restatement Agreement” means the Amendment and Restatement Agreement dated as of July 9, 2008, among the Borrower, the Subsidiary Loan Parties, the Tranche 3 Term Lenders and the Administrative Agent.

 

2008 Restatement Effective Date” means the date on which this Agreement becomes effective pursuant to the terms of the 2008 Amendment and Restatement Agreement.

 

2009 Amendment and Restatement Agreement” means the Amendment and Restatement Agreement dated as of June 5, 2009, among Rite Aid, the Subsidiary Loan Parties, the Senior Lenders party thereto and the Administrative Agent.

 

2009 Restatement Effective Date” means the date on which the amendment and restatement of the Original Restated Agreement pursuant to the 2009 Amendment and Restatement Agreement becomes effective pursuant to its terms.

 

2013 Amendment and Restatement Agreement” means the Amendment and Restatement Agreement dated as of February 21, 2013, among Rite Aid, the Subsidiary Loan Parties, the Senior Lenders party thereto and the Administrative Agent.

 

2013 Restatement Effective Date” means February 21, 2013, which is the date on which the amendment and restatement of the Original (Second) Restated Credit Agreement pursuant to the 2013 Amendment and Restatement Agreement became effective pursuant to its terms.

 

2015 8.5% Convertible Note Indenture” means the Senior Debt Securities Indenture dated as of May 29, 2008, as supplemented by the First Supplemental Indenture dated as of May 29, 2008, between the Borrower and The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A., as trustee, relating to the 2015 8.5% Convertible Notes.

 

2015 8.5% Convertible Notes” means the 8.5% Convertible Notes of the Borrower due 2015 issued pursuant to the 2015 8.5% Convertible Note Indenture.

 

2016 10.375% Note Indenture” means the Indenture dated as of July 9, 2008, among Rite Aid, the Subsidiary Guarantors and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as trustee, relating to the 2016 10.375% Notes.

 

2016 10.375% Notes” means the 10.375% Senior Secured Notes of the Borrower due 2016 issued pursuant to the 2016 10.375% Note Indenture, and the Guarantees thereof by the Subsidiary Guarantors.

 

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2017 7.5% Note Indenture” means the Indenture dated as of February 21, 2007, among Rite Aid, the Subsidiary Guarantors and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as trustee, relating to the 2017 7.5% Notes.

 

2017 7.5% Notes” means the 7.5% Senior Secured Notes of the Borrower due 2017 issued pursuant to the 2017 7.5% Note Indenture, and the Guarantees thereof by the Subsidiary Guarantors.

 

2017 9.50% Note Indenture” means the Amended and Restated Indenture dated as of June 4, 2007, among Rite Aid, the Subsidiary Guarantors and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as trustee, relating to the 2017 9.50% Notes.

 

2017 9.50% Notes” means the 9.50% Senior Notes due 2017 issued pursuant to the 2017 9.50% Note Indenture, and the Guarantees thereof by the Subsidiary Guarantors.

 

2020 8.00% Notes” means the Borrower’s 8.00% Senior Secured Notes due 2020 issued under the indenture dated as of August 16, 2010, among the Borrower, the Subsidiary Guarantors and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as trustee.

 

2003 9.25% Note Indenture” means the Indenture dated as of May 20, 2003, between Rite Aid and BNY Midwest Trust Company, as Trustee, relating to the 9.25% Notes of the Borrower due 2013 and any notes issued in exchange therefor.

 

2020 9.25% Notes” means the Borrower’s 9.25% Senior Notes due 2020, issued under the indenture dated as of February 27, 2012, among Rite Aid, the Subsidiary Guarantors and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as trustee.

 

ABR”, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Alternate Base Rate.

 

Accepting Lenders” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.19(a).

 

Account” means any right to payment for goods sold or leased or for services rendered, whether or not earned by performance.

 

Account Debtor” means, with respect to any Account, the obligor with respect to such Account.

 

Accounts Receivable Advance Rate” means the accounts receivable advance rate determined in accordance with Section 2.20.

 

Acquisition” means the acquisition by the Borrower of all the Equity Interests in Holdings.

 

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Additional Lender” means, at any time, any bank or other financial institution (other than any such bank or financial institution that is a Lender at such time) that agrees to provide any portion of any Incremental Facility or Refinancing Indebtedness pursuant to a Refinancing Amendment, provided that each Additional Lender shall be subject to the approval of the Administrative Agent (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld) and the Borrower.

 

Additional Senior Debt” means any Indebtedness of Rite Aid (other than Indebtedness constituting Senior Loan Obligations) Guaranteed by the Subsidiary Guarantors pursuant to the Senior Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement (and not Guaranteed by any other Subsidiary) with such Guarantees secured by the Senior Collateral on a pari passu basis (but without regard to control of remedies) with the Senior Loan Obligations (and not secured by Liens on any other assets of Rite Aid or any Subsidiary); provided, however, that (i) such Indebtedness is permitted to be incurred, secured and Guaranteed on such basis by each Senior Debt Document and Second Priority Debt Document and (ii) the Representative for the holders of such Indebtedness shall have become party to (A) the Collateral Trust and Intercreditor Agreement pursuant to, and by satisfying the conditions set forth in, Section 8.12 thereof and (B) the Senior Lien Intercreditor Agreement pursuant to, and by satisfying the conditions set forth in, Section 5.02(c) thereof, provided further that, if such Indebtedness will be the initial Additional Senior Debt incurred by Rite Aid, then the Subsidiary Guarantors, the Senior Collateral Agent and the Representative for such Indebtedness shall have executed and delivered the Senior Lien Intercreditor Agreement.  Additional Senior Debt shall include any Registered Equivalent Notes and Guarantees thereof by the Subsidiary Guarantors pursuant to the Senior Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement issued in exchange thereof.

 

Additional Senior Debt Documents” means, with respect to any series, issue or class of Additional Senior Debt, the promissory notes, indentures, Collateral Documents or other operative agreements evidencing or governing such Indebtedness, including the Senior Collateral Documents.

 

Additional Senior Debt Facility” means each indenture or other governing agreement with respect to any Additional Senior Debt.

 

Additional Senior Debt Obligations” means, with respect to any series, issue or class of Additional Senior Debt, (a) all principal of, and interest (including, without limitation, any interest which accrues after the commencement of any Bankruptcy Proceeding, whether or not allowed or allowable as a claim in any such proceeding) payable with respect to, such Additional Senior Debt, (b) all other amounts payable to the related Additional Senior Debt Parties under the related Additional Senior Debt Documents and (c) any renewals or extensions of the foregoing.

 

Additional Senior Debt Parties” means, with respect to any series, issue or class of Additional Senior Debt, the holders of such Indebtedness, any trustee or agent therefor under any related Additional Senior Debt Documents and the beneficiaries of each indemnification obligation undertaken by Rite Aid or any Obligor under any related Additional Senior Debt Documents, but shall not include the Obligors or any Controlled

 

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Affiliates thereof (unless such Obligor or Controlled Affiliate is a holder of such Indebtedness, a trustee or agent therefor or beneficiary of such an indemnification obligation named as such in an Additional Senior Debt Document).

 

Adjusted LIBO Rate” means, with respect to any Eurodollar Borrowing for any Interest Period, an interest rate per annum (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the next 1/100 of 1%) equal to (a) the LIBO Rate for such Interest Period multiplied by (b) the Statutory Reserve Rate.

 

Adjustment Date” means the first day of each calendar month.

 

Administrative Agent” means CNAI, in its capacity as administrative agent for the Lenders.

 

Administrative Questionnaire” means an Administrative Questionnaire in a form supplied by the Administrative Agent.

 

Affected Class” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.19(a).

 

Affiliate” means, when used with respect to a specified 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.

 

Agents” means the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent and each Borrowing Base Agent.

 

Agent Parties” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.16(c).

 

Alternate Base Rate” means, for any day, a rate per annum equal to the greatest of (a) the Citibank Base Rate in effect on such day, (b) the Federal Funds Effective Rate in effect on such day plus 1/2 of 1% and (c) the Adjusted LIBO Rate that would be applicable to a Eurodollar Loan with an Interest Period of one month commencing on such day plus 1.00% ; provided, however, that solely for purposes of calculating interest in respect of any Tranche 6 Term Loan that is an ABR Loan, the Alternate Base Rate will be deemed to be 2.00% per annum on any day when the Alternate Base Rate would otherwise be less than 2.00% per annum .

 

Any change in the Alternate Base Rate due to a change in the Citibank Base Rate or the Federal Funds Effective Rate shall be effective from and including the effective date of such change in the Citibank Base Rate or the Federal Funds Effective Rate.

 

Amendment and Restatement Agreement” means the Amendment and Restatement Agreement, dated November 8, 2006, relating to the Original Agreement as in effect at such time.

 

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Applicable Percentage” means, with respect to any Revolving Lender, the percentage of the total Revolving Commitments represented by such Lender’s Revolving Commitment.  If the Revolving Commitments have been terminated or expired, the Applicable Percentages shall be determined based upon the Revolving Commitments most recently in effect, giving effect to any assignments.

 

Applicable Rate” means, on any day, (a) [intentionally omitted], (b) with respect to any ABR Tranche 6 Term Loan, a rate per annum of 2.00% and, with respect to any Eurodollar Tranche 6 Term Loan, a rate per annum of 3.00%, (c) with respect to any ABR Loan (other than a Tranche 6 Term Loan, an Other Revolving Loan or an Other Term Loan) or Eurodollar Loan (other than a Tranche 6 Term Loan an Other Revolving Loan or an Other Term Loan), as the case may be, (i) from the 2013 Restatement Effective Date through May 31, 2013, (A) 1.50% in the case of any ABR Loan and 2.50% in the case of any Eurodollar Loan and (ii) thereafter, the applicable rate per annum set forth below (expressed in basis points) under the caption “ABR Spread” or “Eurodollar Spread”, as the case may be, in each case based upon the Average Revolver Availability determined as of the most recent Adjustment Date, (d) with respect to any Other Revolving Loan or Other Term Loan, the “Applicable Rate” set forth in the Refinancing Amendment or Loan Modification Agreement relating thereto and (e) with respect to the commitment fees payable hereunder, (i) from the 2013 Restatement Effective Date through May 31, 2013, 0.50% and (ii) thereafter, the applicable rate per annum set forth below (expressed in basis points) under the caption “Commitment Fee Rate”, based upon the Average Revolver Availability determined as of the most recent Adjustment Date:

 

RATING:

 

ABR Spread
(bps)

 

Eurodollar Spread
(bps)

 

Category 1
Average Revolver
Availability greater than
$1,000,000,000

 

125

 

225

 

Category 2
Average Revolver
Availability greater than
$500,000,000 but less
than or equal to
$1,000,000,000

 

150

 

250

 

Category 3
Average Revolver
Availability less than or
equal to
$500,000,000

 

175

 

275

 

 

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RATING

 

Commitment Fee Rate
(bps)

 

Category 1
Average Revolver
Availability greater than
50% of the aggregate
principal amount of the
commitments under the
Revolving Credit Facility

 

50

 

Category 2
Average Revolver
Availability equal to or
less than 50% of the
aggregate principal
amount of the commitments under the
Revolving Credit Facility

 

37.5

 

 

Approved Fund” means (a) with respect to any Lender, a CLO managed by such Lender or by an Affiliate of such Lender or (b) with respect to any Lender that is a fund which invests in bank loans and similar extensions of credit, any other fund that invests in bank loans and similar extensions of credit and is managed or advised by the same investment advisor as such Lender or by an Affiliate of such investment advisor.

 

Asset Sale” means any sale, lease, assignment, transfer or other disposition (including pursuant to a Sale and Leaseback Transaction) of any property or asset (whether now owned or hereafter acquired, whether in one transaction or a series of transactions and whether by way of merger or otherwise) of the Borrower or any Subsidiary (including of any Equity Interest in a Subsidiary).

 

Assignment and Acceptance” means an assignment and acceptance entered into by a Lender and an assignee (with the consent of any party whose consent is required by Section 9.04), and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in the form of Exhibit C or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.

 

Attributable Debt” means, as to any particular Capital Lease or Sale and Leaseback Transaction under which the Borrower or any Subsidiary is at the time liable, as of any date as of which the amount thereof is to be determined (a) in the case of a transaction involving a Capital Lease, the amount as of such date of Capital Lease Obligations with respect thereto and (b) in the case of a Sale and Leaseback Transaction not involving a Capital Lease, the then present value of the minimum rental obligations under such Sale and Leaseback Transaction during the remaining term thereof (after giving effect to any extensions at the option of the lessor) computed by discounting the rental payments at the actual interest factor included in such payments or, if such interest factor cannot be readily determined, at the rate per annum that would be applicable to a Capital Lease of the Borrower having similar payment terms.  The amount of any rental payment required to be made under any such Sale and Leaseback Transaction not involving a Capital Lease may exclude amounts required to be paid by the lessee on account of maintenance and repairs, insurance, taxes, assessments, utilities, operating and labor costs and similar charges, whether or not characterized as rent.  Any determination

 

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of any rate implicit in the terms of a Capital Lease or a lease in a Sale and Leaseback Transaction not involving a Capital Lease made in accordance with generally accepted financial practices by the Borrower shall be binding and conclusive absent manifest error.

 

Average Revolver Availability” means, as determined on any Adjustment Date, the average daily Revolver Availability during the calendar month immediately preceding such Adjustment Date; provided that the Average Revolver Availability as determined on the first Adjustment Date occurring after the Original Restatement Effective Date shall be the average daily Revolver Availability for the period from the Original Restatement Effective Date to the day immediately prior to such first Adjustment Date.

 

Bankruptcy Event” means, with respect to any Person, that such Person has become the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, or has had a receiver, conservator, trustee, administrator, custodian, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with the reorganization or liquidation of its business appointed for it, or, in the good faith determination of the Administrative Agent, has taken any action in furtherance of, or indicating its consent to, approval of or acquiescence in, any such proceeding or appointment; provided that a Bankruptcy Event shall not result solely by virtue of any ownership interest, or the acquisition of any ownership interest, in such Person by a Governmental Authority; provided, however, that such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Person with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States of America or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Person (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any agreements made by such Person.

 

Bankruptcy Proceeding” means any proceeding under Title 11 of the U.S. Code or any other Federal, state or foreign bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership or similar law.

 

Basket Asset Sale” means any sale, transfer or disposition (including a Sale and Leaseback Transaction not involving any Mortgaged Property) of office locations, Stores or other personal or real property (including any improvements thereon), whether or not constituting Mortgaged Property, or leasehold interest therein for fair value in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice and not inconsistent with the business plan delivered to the Senior Lenders prior to the Original Restatement Effective Date; provided, however, that (a) the aggregate consideration received therefor (including the fair market value of any non-cash consideration) shall not exceed $200,000,000 in any fiscal year of Rite Aid (calculated without regard to Sale and Leaseback Transactions permitted by Section 6.01(ix), (xiv) and (xv) of the Senior Credit Agreement) and (b) except with respect to any net consideration received from any sale, transfer or disposition to a third Person of Stores, leases and prescription files closed at substantially the same time as, and entered into as part of a single related transaction with, the purchase or other acquisition from such third Person of Stores, leases and prescription files of a substantially equivalent value, at least 75% of such consideration shall consist of cash.

 

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Board” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States of America.

 

Borrower” means Rite Aid Corporation, a Delaware corporation.

 

Borrowing” means (a) a Loan of the same Class and Type, made, converted or continued on the same date and, in the case of a Eurodollar Loan, as to which a single Interest Period is in effect or (b) a Swingline Loan.

 

Borrowing Base Agent” means CNAI, Bank of America, N.A., General Electric Capital Corporation and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (in each case, until the resignation thereof in accordance with Article VIII hereof); provided that any determination that is required to be made by the “Borrowing Base Agent” pursuant to this Agreement (including under Section 5.08(b)) shall require, and become effective with, the agreement of all Borrowing Base Agents; provided, however, in the event that the Borrowing Base Agents cannot agree on any issue requiring the determination or approval of the Borrowing Base Agent, including the Borrowing Base Amount, the Estimated Borrowing Base Amount, the determination of eligibility standards for the Borrowing Base Amount and Estimated Borrowing Base Amount, the imposition of reserves, borrowing base reporting, appraisals or examinations or any other action or determination required of the Borrowing Base Agent under the Senior Loan Documents, the determination shall be made by the Borrowing Base Agent asserting the most conservative credit judgment.

 

Borrowing Base Amount” means, with respect to the Borrower, an amount equal to the sum, without duplication, of the following;

 

(a) the Accounts Receivable Advance Rate multiplied by the book value of Eligible Accounts Receivable; plus

 

(b) the Pharmaceutical Inventory Advance Rate multiplied by the Eligible Pharmaceutical Inventory Value; plus

 

(c) the Other Inventory Advance Rate multiplied by the Eligible Other Inventory Value; plus

 

(d) the Script Lists Advance Rate multiplied by the Eligible Script Lists Value; plus

 

(e) the Credit Card Receivable Advance Rate multiplied by the book value of Eligible Credit Card Accounts Receivable; minus

 

(f) a reserve in an aggregate amount equal to the Borrower’s then-current exposure upon early termination under each of its existing and future Hedging Agreements; minus

 

(g) any reserves established by any Borrowing Base Agent in the exercise of its commercially reasonable judgment to reflect Borrowing Base Factors;

 

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provided, that, for purposes of determining the Borrowing Base Amount at any date of determination, the amount set forth in clause (d) of this definition shall not exceed 30% of the Borrowing Base Amount .

 

The Borrowing Base Amount shall be computed (i) monthly with respect to Eligible Accounts Receivable, Eligible Inventory and Eligible Credit Card Accounts Receivable and (ii) annually with respect to Eligible Script Lists (or, in any fiscal year in which a second appraisal is conducted pursuant Section 5.08(b)(iii), twice per year), in each case in accordance with Sections 2.20 and 5.01(f), subject to the requirements in Section 5.01(f) for more frequent computation of the components of the Borrowing Base Amount.  The Borrowing Base Amount at any time in effect shall be determined by reference to the Borrowing Base Certificate most recently delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(f).

 

Borrowing Base Certificate” means a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit B or in such other form as the Agents may approve.

 

Borrowing Base Factors” means landlord’s liens affecting Eligible Inventory, factors affecting the saleability or collectability of Eligible Accounts Receivable, Eligible Credit Card Accounts Receivable and Eligible Inventory at retail or in liquidation, factors affecting the market value of Eligible Inventory, Eligible Accounts Receivable, Eligible Credit Card Accounts Receivable or Eligible Script Lists, other impediments to the Collateral Agent’s ability to realize upon the Eligible Accounts Receivable, the Eligible Credit Card Accounts Receivable, the Eligible Inventory or the Eligible Script Lists and other factors affecting the credit value to be afforded the Eligible Accounts Receivable, the Eligible Inventory and the Eligible Script Lists, and such other factors as the Borrowing Base Agent from time to time determine in their commercially reasonable discretion as being appropriate to reflect criteria, events, conditions, contingencies or risks that adversely affect any component of the Borrowing Base Amount or to reflect that a Default or an Event of Default then exists.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, such Borrowing Base Factors may include, in the Borrowing Base Agent’s commercially reasonable judgment acting in good faith (but are not limited to):  (i) rent; (ii) customs duties, and other costs to release inventory that is being imported into the United States; (iii) outstanding taxes and other governmental charges, including ad valorem, real estate, personal property, sales and other taxes that may have priority over the interests of the Senior Collateral Agent in the Collateral; (iv) if a Default or an Event of Default then exists, salaries, wages and benefits due to employees of the Borrower or any Subsidiary Loan Party, (v) customer credit liabilities, and (vi) warehousemen’s or bailee’s charges and other Permitted Encumbrances which may have priority over the interests of the Collateral Agent in the Collateral.

 

Borrowing Request” means a request by the Borrower for a Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.03.

 

Business Acquisition” means (i) an Investment by the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries in any other Person (including an Investment by way of acquisition of debt or equity securities of any other Person) pursuant to which such Person shall become

 

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a Subsidiary or shall be merged into or consolidated with the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries or (ii) an acquisition by the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries of the property and assets of any Person (other than the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries) that constitute substantially all the assets of such Person or any division or other business unit of such Person; provided that the acquisition of prescription files and Stores and the acquisition of Persons substantially all of whose assets consist of fewer than 10 Stores, in each case in the ordinary course of business and not substantially inconsistent with the business projections of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries delivered to the Lenders on or about the Original Restatement Effective Date shall not constitute a Business Acquisition.

 

Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or day on which commercial banks in New York City or Chicago, Illinois are authorized or required by law to close; provided, however, that when used in connection with a Eurodollar Loan, the term “Business Day” shall also exclude any day on which banks are not open for dealings in dollar deposits in the London interbank market.

 

Capital Lease” means any lease of (or other arrangement conveying the right to use) real or personal property, or a combination thereof, which, in accordance with GAAP, should be capitalized on the lessee’s balance sheet.

 

Capital Lease Obligations” of any Person means the obligations of such Person to pay rent or other amounts under any Capital Lease, which obligations should be classified and accounted for as capital leases on a balance sheet of such Person under GAAP, and the amount of such obligations shall be the capitalized amount thereof determined in accordance with GAAP.

 

Cash Management System” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the Senior Subsidiary Security Agreement.

 

Cash Sweep Cash Collateral Account” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the Senior Subsidiary Security Agreement.

 

Cash Sweep Notice” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the Senior Subsidiary Security Agreement.

 

Cash Sweep Period” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the Senior Subsidiary Security Agreement.

 

Casualty/Condemnation” means any event that gives rise to Casualty/ Condemnation Proceeds.

 

Casualty/Condemnation Proceeds” means:

 

(a) any insurance proceeds under any insurance policies or otherwise with respect to any casualty or other insured damage to any properties or assets of the Borrower or the Subsidiaries; and

 

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(b) any proceeds received by the Borrower or any Subsidiary in connection with any action or proceeding for the taking of any properties or assets of the Borrower or the Subsidiaries, or any part thereof or interest therein, for public or quasi-public use under the power of eminent domain, by reason of any similar public improvement or condemnation proceeding;

 

minus, in each case (i) any fees, commissions and expenses (including the costs of adjustment and condemnation proceedings) and other costs paid or incurred by the Borrower or any Subsidiary in connection therewith, (ii) the amount of income taxes reasonably estimated to be payable as a result of any gain recognized in connection with the receipt of such payment or proceeds and (iii) the amount of any Indebtedness (or Attributable Debt), other than the Senior Obligations, together with premium or penalty, if any, and interest thereon (or comparable obligations in respect of Attributable Debt), that is secured by a Lien on (or if Attributable Debt, the lease of) the properties or assets in question and that has priority over both the Senior Lien and the Second Priority Lien, that is required to be repaid as a result of the receipt by the Borrower or a Subsidiary of such payments or proceeds; provided, however, that no such proceeds shall constitute Casualty/Condemnation Proceeds to the extent that such proceeds are (A) reinvested in other like fixed or capital assets within 270 days of the Casualty/Condemnation that gave rise to such proceeds or (B) committed to be reinvested in other like fixed or capital assets within 270 days of such Casualty/Condemnation, with diligent pursuit of such reinvestment, and reinvested in such assets within 365 days of such Casualty/ Condemnation.

 

Change in Control” means (a) the acquisition of ownership, directly or indirectly, beneficially or of record, by any Person or group (within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules of the SEC thereunder as in effect on the Second Restatement Effective Date) (other than (i) Green Equity Investors III, L.P. and its Affiliates or (ii) the Seller and its Affiliates as a result of the Acquisition), of 30% or more of the outstanding shares of common stock of the Borrower; (b) at the end of any period of 12 consecutive calendar months, the occupation of a majority of the seats on the board of directors of the Borrower by Persons who were not members of the board of directors of the Borrower on the first day of such period (other than any new directors whose election or appointment by such board of directors or whose nomination for election by the stockholders of the Borrower was approved by a vote of not less than three-fourths of the directors then still in office who were either directors at the beginning of such period or whose election or nomination for election was previously so approved); or (c) the occurrence of a “Change of Control”, as defined in any indenture or other agreement that governs the terms of any Material Indebtedness.

 

Change in Law” means (a) the adoption of any law, rule or regulation after the Original Restatement Effective Date, (b) any change in any law, rule or regulation or in the interpretation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority after the Original Restatement Effective Date or (c) compliance by any Lender or any Issuing Bank (or, for purposes of Section 2.15(b), by any lending office of such Lender or by such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s holding company, if any) with any request,

 

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guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) of any Governmental Authority made or issued after the Original Restatement Effective Date.

 

Charges” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.13.

 

Citibank” means Citibank, N.A.

 

Citibank Base Rate” means the rate of interest publicly announced by Citibank, N.A. in New York City from time to time as the Citibank Base Rate.

 

Citibank Concentration Account” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the Senior Subsidiary Security Agreement.

 

Class”, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are Revolving Loans, Other Revolving Loans of any series, Tranche 6 Term Loans, Other Term Loans of any series or Swingline Loans and, when used in reference to any Commitment, refers to whether such Commitment is a Revolving Commitment, an Other Revolving Commitment of any series, a Tranche 6 Term Commitment  or an Other Term Commitment of any series.

 

CLO” means any entity (whether a corporation, partnership, trust or otherwise) that is engaged in making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in bank loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its business and is administered or managed by a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender.

 

Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time.

 

Collateral” means the Senior Collateral and the Second Priority Collateral.

 

Collateral Agent” means the Senior Collateral Agent.

 

Collateral and Guarantee Requirement” means the requirement that:

 

(a) the Administrative Agent shall have received from each Subsidiary Loan Party either (i) a counterpart of, or a supplement to, each Senior Collateral Document duly executed and delivered on behalf of such Loan Party or (ii) in the case of any Person that becomes a Subsidiary Loan Party after the Second Restatement Effective Date, a supplement to each applicable Senior Collateral Document, in the form specified therein, duly executed and delivered on behalf of such Subsidiary Loan Party;

 

(b) (i) all documents and instruments, including Uniform Commercial Code financing statements, required by law or reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent to be filed, registered or recorded to create the Liens intended to be created by the Senior Collateral Documents and perfect such Liens

 

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to the extent required by, and with the priority required by, this Agreement and the Senior Collateral Documents, shall have been filed, registered or recorded or delivered to the Administrative Agent (with a copy to each Borrowing Base Agent) for filing, registration or recording or (ii) the Administrative Agent shall have been provided with all authorizations, consents and approvals from each Loan Party, Governmental Authority and other Person reasonably requested by it to file, record or register all documents and instruments referred to in clause (b)(i) of this definition; and

 

(c) each Loan Party shall have obtained all consents and approvals required to be obtained by it in connection with the execution and delivery of all Senior Collateral Documents to which it is a party, the performance of its obligations thereunder and the granting by it of the Liens thereunder.

 

Collateral Documents” means the Senior Collateral Documents and the Second Priority Collateral Documents.

 

Collateral Trust and Intercreditor Agreement” means the Amended and Restated Collateral Trust and Intercreditor Agreement, dated as of June 27, 2001, as amended and restated as of May 28, 2003, as further amended and restated as of June 5, 2009 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time), among Rite Aid, the Subsidiary Guarantors, the Second Priority Collateral Trustee, the Senior Collateral Agent and each other Representative.

 

Commitment” means the Revolving Commitments, the Other Revolving Commitments (if any), the Tranche 6 Term Commitments and the Other Term Commitments, or any combination thereof (as the context requires).

 

Communications” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.16(a).

 

Consolidated Capital Expenditures” means, for any period, the aggregate amount of expenditures by the Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries for plant, property and equipment and prescription files during such period (including any such expenditure by way of acquisition of a Person or by way of assumption of Indebtedness or other obligations of a Person, to the extent reflected as plant, property and equipment or as prescription file assets) minus the aggregate amount of Net Cash Proceeds received by the Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries from the sale of Stores to third parties pursuant to Sale and Leaseback Transactions; provided that the aggregate amount of expenditures by the Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries referred to above shall exclude, without duplication, (i) any such expenditures made for the replacement or restoration of assets to the extent financed by Casualty/Condemnation Proceeds relating to the asset or assets being replaced or restored, (ii) any amounts paid to any party under a lease entered into in connection with a Sale and Leaseback Transaction with respect to the termination of such lease and the reacquisition by the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries of the property subject to such lease and (iii) any such expenditures made for the purchase or other acquisition from a third party of Stores, leases and prescription

 

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files, but only to the extent that an equivalent or greater amount is received from such third party as consideration for the sale or other disposition to such third party of Stores, leases and/or prescription files of a substantially equivalent value closed at substantially the same time as, and entered into as part of a single related transaction with, such purchase or acquisition (and if a lesser amount is received from such third party as consideration for such sale or other disposition, then the amount of Consolidated Capital Expenditures for purposes hereof shall be the expenditures made net of the consideration received); provided further that Consolidated Capital Expenditures shall in no case be less than zero.

 

Consolidated EBITDA” means, for any period, without duplication, Consolidated Net Income for such period, plus (a) to the extent deducted (or excluded) in determining Consolidated Net Income for such period, the aggregate amount of (i) consolidated interest expenses, whether cash or non-cash, and charges, commissions, discounts, yield and other similar fees and charges incurred pursuant to Factoring Transactions or by Securitization Vehicles in connection with Securitizations which are payable to any Person other than a Loan Party, and any other amounts comparable to or in the nature of interest under any Securitization or Factoring Transaction, including losses on the sale of Securitization Assets in a Securitization accounted for as a “true sale” or Factoring Assets in a Factoring Transaction accounted for as a “true sale,” (ii) provision for income taxes, (iii) depreciation and amortization, (iv) LIFO Adjustments which reduced such Consolidated Net Income, (v) store closing and non-cash impairment expenses, (vi) any other nonrecurring charge to the extent such nonrecurring charge does not involve any cash expenditure during such period, (vii) non-cash compensation expenses related to stock option and restricted stock employee benefit plans, (viii) the non-cash interest component, as adjusted from time to time, in respect of reserves, (ix) all costs, fees, charges and expenses incurred in connection with the Transactions, (x) all charges incurred relating to the investigation of the Borrower by the United States Attorney’s Office and the United States Department of Labor and all amounts paid in satisfaction of any judgment, fine or settlement resulting therefrom, (xi) all costs and litigation expenses incurred in connection with litigation, investigations and other proceedings relating to the business conduct and practices of the former management of the Borrower, (xii) all Integration Expenses and (xiii) an amount equal to revenue deferrals during such period in respect of the Borrower’s customer loyalty card program, and minus (b) to the extent not deducted in determining Consolidated Net Income for such period, the aggregate amount of (i) any cash expenditure during such period in connection with which a nonrecurring charge was taken and added back to Consolidated Net Income pursuant to clause (a) above in calculating Consolidated EBITDA in any prior period, (ii) LIFO Adjustments which increased such Consolidated Net Income and (iii) the amount of revenues recognized in such period that were added back in calculating Consolidated EBITDA in any prior period pursuant to clause (a)(xiii) above.

 

Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio” means, for any period, the ratio of (i) Consolidated EBITDA plus Consolidated Rent less Consolidated Capital Expenditures plus Integration Capital Expenditures to (ii) Consolidated Interest Charges

 

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plus Consolidated Rent plus cash dividends paid pursuant to Section 6.08(a), in each case for such period and determined in accordance with GAAP.

 

Consolidated Interest Charges” means, for any period, the aggregate amount of interest charges, whether expensed or capitalized, incurred or accrued during such period by the Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries, solely to the extent paid or payable (whether during or after such period) in cash (i) minus non-cash interest expenses during such period related to (x) litigation reserves, (y) closed store liability reserves, if any, and (z) self-insurance reserves and (ii) plus, to the extent not otherwise included in such interest charges, commissions, discounts, yield and other similar fees and charges incurred pursuant to Factoring Transactions or by Securitization Vehicles in connection with Securitizations which are payable to any Person other than a Loan Party, and any other amounts comparable to or in the nature of interest under any Securitization or Factoring Transaction, including losses on the sale of Securitization Assets in a Securitization accounted for as a “true sale” or Factoring Assets in a Factoring Transaction accounted for as a “true sale”.

 

Consolidated Net Income” means, for any period, the net income (or loss) of the Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries (exclusive of (a) extraordinary items of gain or loss during such period or gains or losses from Indebtedness modifications during such period, (b) any gain or loss in connection with any Asset Sale during such period, other than sales of inventory in the ordinary course of business, but in the case of any loss only to the extent that such loss does not involve any current or future cash expenditure, (c) the cumulative effect of accounting changes during such period and (d) net income or loss attributable to any Investments in Persons other than Affiliates of the Borrower), determined on a consolidated basis for such period in accordance with GAAP.

 

Consolidated Rent” means, for any period, the consolidated rental expense of the Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries for such period, and including in any event rental costs of closed stores for such period whether or not reflected as an expense in the determination of Consolidated Net Income for such period.

 

Consolidated Subsidiary” means, with respect to any Person, at any date, any Subsidiary or other entity the accounts of which would, in accordance with GAAP, be consolidated with those of such Person in its consolidated financial statements if such statements were prepared as of such date.

 

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.

 

CNAI” means Citicorp North America, Inc.

 

Credit Card Accounts Receivable” means any receivables or payment intangible due to any Subsidiary Loan Party from the credit card or debit card issuer in

 

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connection with purchases from and other goods and services provided by such Subsidiary Loan Party on the following credit cards or debit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Carte Blanche and such other credit cards or debit cards as the Borrowing Base Agent shall approve in its commercially reasonable judgment from time to time, in each case which have been earned by performance by such Subsidiary Loan Party but not yet paid to such Subsidiary Loan Party by the credit card or debit card issuer or the credit card or debit card processor, as applicable.

 

Credit Card Receivable Advance Rate” means the accounts receivable advance rate determined in accordance with Section 2.20.

 

Credit Party” means the Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank, the Swingline Lender and each other Lender.

 

Debt Facility” means any Senior Facility and any Second Priority Debt Facility, or any combination thereof (as the context requires).

 

Default” means any event or condition which constitutes an Event of Default or which upon notice, lapse of time or both would, unless cured or waived, become an Event of Default.

 

Defaulting Lender” means any Revolving Lender that (a) has failed, within two Business Days of the date required to be funded or paid, (i) to fund any portion of its Revolving Loans, (ii) to fund any portion of its participations in Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans or (iii) to pay to any Credit Party any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder, (b) has notified the Borrower or any Credit Party in writing, or has made a public statement to the effect, that it does not intend or expect to comply with any of its funding obligations under this Agreement or generally under other agreements in which it commits to extend credit, (c) has failed, within three Business Days after request by a Credit Party or the Borrower made in good faith to provide a certification in writing from an authorized officer of such Lender that it will comply with its obligations (and is financially able to meet such obligations) to fund prospective Loans and participations in then outstanding Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans, provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon such Credit Party’s or the Borrower’s receipt of such certification in form and substance satisfactory to it and the Administrative Agent, or (d) has become the subject of a Bankruptcy Event.

 

Definitions Annex” means the definitions annex attached hereto as Annex 1 (as the same may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time).

 

Deposit Account” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the Senior Subsidiary Security Agreement.

 

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Domestic Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary incorporated or organized under the laws of the United States of America, any State thereof or the District of Columbia.

 

Direct Delivery Vendor” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Intercompany Inventory Purchase Agreement.

 

dollars” or “$” refers to lawful money of the United States of America.

 

Effective Date Indentures” mean, collectively, (a) the Indenture dated as of December 21, 1998, between Rite Aid and Harris Trust and Savings Bank, as trustee and (b) the Indenture dated as of August 1, 1993, between Rite Aid and Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York, as trustee.

 

Eligible Accounts Receivable” means, at any date of determination, all Accounts that satisfy at the time of creation and continue to meet the same at the time of such determination the usual and customary eligibility criteria established from time to time by the Borrowing Base Agent in its commercially reasonable judgment.  On the 2013 Restatement Effective Date, those criteria are:

 

(a) such Account constitutes an “account” or “chattel paper” within the meaning of the Uniform Commercial Code of the state in which the Account is located;

 

(b) all payments on such Account are by the terms of such Account due not later than 90 days after the date of service (i.e., the transaction date) and are otherwise on terms that are normal and customary in the business of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries;

 

(c) such Account has been billed and has not remained unpaid for more than 120 days following the date of service;

 

(d) such Account is denominated in dollars;

 

(e) such Account arose from a completed, outright and lawful sale of goods or the completed performance of services by the applicable Subsidiary Loan Party and accepted by the applicable Account Debtor, and the amount of such Account has been properly recognized as revenue on the books of the applicable Subsidiary Loan Party;

 

(f) such Account is owned solely by a Subsidiary Guarantor (and has not been transferred pursuant to a Securitization or a Factoring Transaction);

 

(g) the proceeds of such Account are payable solely to a Deposit Account which (A) is under the control of the Collateral Agent and (B) has not been released or transferred in accordance with Section 5.16 or otherwise;

 

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(h) such Account arose in the ordinary course of business of the applicable Subsidiary Loan Party;

 

(i) not more than 50% of the aggregate amount of Accounts from the same Account Debtor and any Affiliates thereof remain unpaid for more than 120 days following the date of service;

 

(j) to the knowledge of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries, no event of death, bankruptcy, insolvency or inability to pay creditors generally of the Account Debtor of such Account has occurred, and no notice thereof has been received;

 

(k) payment of such Account is not being disputed by the Account Debtor thereof and is not subject to any material bona fide claim, counterclaim, offset or chargeback;

 

(l) such Account complies in all material respects with the requirements of all applicable laws and regulations, whether Federal, state or local, including the Federal Consumer Credit Protection Act, the Federal Truth in Lending Act and Regulation Z of the Federal Reserve Board;

 

(m) with respect to such Account, the Account Debtor (i) is organized in the United States (or, if such Account Debtor is not organized in the United States, such Account is supported by a letter of credit approved by the Collateral Agent in favor of the applicable Subsidiary Loan Party) and (ii) is not an Affiliate or Subsidiary or an Affiliate of any of the Subsidiaries;

 

(n) such Account is subject to a perfected first priority security interest in favor of the Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Lenders pursuant to the Senior Collateral Documents and is not subject to any other Lien (other than the Second Priority Lien);

 

(o) with respect to any such Account for an amount greater than $5,000,000, the Account Debtor has not been disapproved by the Required Lenders (based, on the Required Lenders’ reasonable judgment, upon the creditworthiness of such Account Debtor);

 

(p) the representations and warranties contained in the Senior Loan Documents with respect to such Account are true and correct in all material respects;

 

(q) such Account does not consist of amounts due from vendors as rebates or allowances;

 

(r) such Account is in full force and effect and constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Account Debtor, enforceable against such Account Debtor in accordance with its terms; and

 

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(s) if such Account is purchased by a Subsidiary Guarantor in connection with an Incremental Securitization Refinancing Facility or a Securitization Refinancing, then the Borrowing Base Agent shall have completed its due diligence with respect to such Account, including its completion of, and satisfaction with, an audit of the Account, in scope, form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Borrowing Base Agent.

 

Eligible Credit Card Account Receivable” means, at any date of determination, any Credit Card Account Receivable that (i) has been earned and represents the bona fide amounts due to a Subsidiary Loan Party from a credit card or debit card processor and/or credit card or debit card issuer, and in each case originated in the ordinary course of business of the applicable Subsidiary Loan Party and (ii) is not excluded as an Eligible Credit Card Account Receivable pursuant to any of clauses (a) through (i) below.  Without limiting the foregoing, to qualify as an Eligible Credit Card Account Receivable, a Credit Card Account Receivable shall indicate no Person other than a Subsidiary Loan Party as payee or remittance party.  Eligible Credit Card Account Receivable shall not include any Credit Card Account Receivable if:

 

(a)      such Credit Card Account Receivable is not owned by a Subsidiary Loan Party or such Subsidiary Loan Party does not have good or marketable title to such Credit Card Account Receivable;

 

(b)      such Credit Card Account Receivable does not constitute (i) an “Account” (as defined in the UCC), unless such Credit Card Account Receivable is evidenced by “chattel paper” or an “instrument” of any kind, or (ii) a right of payment of a monetary obligation, whether or not earned by performance, arising out of the use of a credit or debit card or information contained on or for use with the credit or debit card;

 

(c)      such Credit Card Account Receivable has been outstanding more than five Business Days.

 

(d)      the credit card or debit card issuer or credit card or debit card processor of the applicable credit card or debit card with respect to such Credit Card Account Receivable is the subject of any bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings;

 

(e)      such Credit Card Account Receivable is not a valid, legally enforceable obligation of the applicable credit card or debit card issuer with respect thereto;

 

(f)       such Credit Card Account Receivable is not subject to a properly perfected security interest in favor of the Collateral Agent, or is subject to any Lien whatsoever other than any Lien created pursuant to the Senior Debt Documents or the Second Priority Debt Documents and any Permitted Encumbrances contemplated by the processor agreements and for which appropriate reserves (as determined by the Borrowing Base Agent in the exercise

 

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of its commercially reasonable judgment) have been established or maintained by the Loan Parties;

 

(g)      such Credit Card Account Receivable does not conform in all material respects to all representations, warranties or other provisions in the Senior Debt Documents, the Second Priority Debt Documents or in the credit card or debit card agreements relating to such Credit Card Account Receivable or any default exists under the applicable credit card or debit card agreement;

 

(h)      such Credit Card Account Receivable is subject to risk of set-off, non-collection or not being processed due to unpaid and/or accrued credit card or debit card processor fee balances, to the extent of the lesser of the balance of such Credit Card Account Receivable or unpaid credit card or debit card processor fees;

 

(i)       such Credit Card Account Receivable is evidenced by “chattel paper” or an “instrument” of any kind unless such “chattel paper” or “instrument” is in the possession of the Collateral Agent, and to the extent necessary or appropriate, endorsed to the Collateral Agent; or

 

(j)       such Credit Card Account Receivable does not meet such other usual and customary eligibility criteria for Credit Card Account Receivables as the Borrowing Base Agent may determine from time to time in its commercially reasonable judgment.

 

In determining the amount to be so included in the calculation of the value of an Eligible Credit Card Account Receivable, the face amount thereof shall be reduced by, without duplication, to the extent not reflected in such face amount, (i) the amount of all customary fees and expenses in connection with any credit card or debit card arrangements and (ii) the aggregate amount of all cash received in respect thereof but not yet applied by the Subsidiary Loan Party to reduce the amount of such Eligible Credit Card Account Receivable.

 

Eligible Inventory” means, at any date of determination, all inventory (as defined in the Uniform Commercial Code) owned by any Subsidiary Loan Party that satisfies at the time of such determination the usual and customary eligibility criteria established from time to time by the Borrowing Base Agent in its commercially reasonable judgment.  On the 2013 Restatement Effective Date, Eligible Inventory shall exclude, without duplication, the following:

 

(a)      any such inventory that has been shipped to a customer, even if on a consignment or “sale or return” basis, or is otherwise not in the possession or control of or any Subsidiary Loan Party or a warehouseman or bailee of any Subsidiary Loan Party;

 

(b)      any inventory against which any Subsidiary Loan Party has taken a reserve, to the extent of such reserve, to the extent specified by the Borrowing

 

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Base Agent from time to time in its commercially reasonable judgment to reflect Borrowing Base Factors;

 

(c)      any inventory that has been discontinued or is otherwise of a type (SKU) not currently offered for sale on a regular basis by the Subsidiary Loan Parties (including any such inventory obtained in connection with a Business Acquisition) to the extent specified by the Borrowing Base Agent from time to time in its commercially reasonable judgment to reflect Borrowing Base Factors;

 

(d)      inventory acquired in a Business Acquisition if the increase in the Borrowing Base Amount attributable to such inventory is greater than $50,000,000, unless and until the Borrowing Base Agent has completed or received (A) an appraisal of such inventory from appraisers satisfactory to the Borrowing Base Agent, establishes an advance rate and reserves therefor and otherwise agrees that such inventory shall be deemed Eligible Inventory and (B) such other due diligence as the Borrowing Base Agent may require, all of the results of the foregoing in respect of such inventory to be reasonably satisfactory to the Borrowing Base Agent;

 

(e)      any inventory not located in the United States or otherwise not subject to a valid and perfected Lien under the Senior Collateral Documents, subject to no prior or equal Lien;

 

(f)       any supply, scrap or obsolete inventory or inventory that is otherwise unsaleable;

 

(g)      any inventory that is past its expiration date, is damaged or not in good condition, is a sample used for marketing purposes or does not meet all material standards imposed by any governmental authority having regulatory authority over such inventory, except in each case to the extent of its net realizable value as determined by the Borrowing Base Agent from time to time in its commercially reasonable judgment;

 

(h)      any inventory that is subject to any licensing, patent, royalty, trademark, trade name or copyright agreement with any third Person from whom the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries has received notice of a dispute in respect of such agreement, to the extent that the Borrowing Base Agent determines, in its commercially reasonable judgment, that such dispute could be expected to prevent the sale of such inventory;

 

(i)       any inventory which is subject to a negotiable document of title which has not been delivered to the Administrative Agent;

 

(j)       any inventory to the extent that such inventory is not comprised of readily marketable materials of a type manufactured, consumed or held for resale by the Subsidiary Loan Parties in the ordinary course of business;

 

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(k)      any inventory to the extent that such inventory consists of raw materials, component parts and/or work-in-progress;

 

(l)       any inventory in respect of which the applicable representations and warranties in the Senior Loan Documents are not true and correct in all material respects;

 

(m)     any inventory to which the Subsidiary Loan Parties do not have good title or any inventory which a Subsidiary Loan Party holds on consignment or on a “sale or return” basis; and

 

(n)      any inventory (as notified by the Collateral Agent to the Borrower) that the Borrowing Base Agent has, in its commercially reasonable judgment, deemed ineligible in order to reflect Borrowing Base Factors;

 

provided, however, that no inventory which is stored at a distribution center leased by the Borrower or any other Person shall be considered “Eligible Inventory” unless each of the waivers obtained pursuant to the Original Agreement from the lessor of each leased distribution center of the Subsidiary Loan Parties of any statutory, common law or contractual landlord’s lien with respect to any inventory of any Subsidiary Loan Party (other than with respect to inventory located at leased warehouses having a value in the aggregate not to exceed $40,000,000) shall be in full force and effect (or the Borrowing Base Agent shall have granted a waiver to such compliance).

 

Eligible Other Inventory Value” means, at any date of determination, an amount equal to (i) the cost of Eligible Inventory that is Other Inventory (less any appropriate reserve for obsolete Other Inventory and any profits accrued in connection with transfers of Other Inventory between the Borrower and the Subsidiaries or between Subsidiaries) at such date, in dollars, determined in accordance with GAAP consistently applied and on a basis consistent with that used in the preparation of the most recent audited consolidated financial statements of the Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries delivered to the Lenders pursuant to Section 5.01(a) multiplied by (ii) the Net Orderly Liquidation Rate with respect to such Other Inventory.

 

Eligible Pharmaceutical Inventory Value” means, at any date of determination, an amount equal to (i) the cost of Eligible Inventory that is Pharmaceutical Inventory (less any appropriate reserve for obsolete Pharmaceutical Inventory and any profits accrued in connection with transfers of Pharmaceutical Inventory between the Borrower and the Subsidiaries or between Subsidiaries) at such date, in dollars, determined in accordance with GAAP consistently applied and on a basis consistent with that used in the preparation of the most recent audited consolidated financial statements of the Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries delivered to the Lenders pursuant to Section 5.01(a) multiplied by (ii) the Net Orderly Liquidation Rate with respect to such Pharmaceutical Inventory.

 

Eligible Script Lists” means, at any date of determination, all lists owned and maintained on such date by the Subsidiary Loan Parties setting forth Persons (and

 

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addresses, telephone numbers or other contact information therefor) who currently purchase or otherwise obtain, in any Store owned or operated by any Subsidiary Loan Party, medication required to be dispensed by a licensed professional.

 

Eligible Script Lists Value” means, at any date of determination, the liquidation value of the Eligible Script Lists in dollars, as most recently determined in connection with an appraisal performed for purposes of this Agreement by Washburn & Associates or such other appraisal firm satisfactory to the Borrowing Base Agent.

 

Environmental Laws” means all laws, rules, regulations, codes, ordinances, orders, decrees, judgments, injunctions, notices or binding agreements issued, promulgated or entered into by any Governmental Authority, relating in any way to the environment, preservation or reclamation of natural resources, the management, release or threatened release of any Hazardous Material or to health and safety matters.

 

Environmental Liability” means all liabilities, obligations, damages, losses, claims, actions, suits, judgments, orders, fines, penalties, fees, expenses and costs, (including administrative oversight costs, natural resource damages and remediation costs), whether contingent or otherwise, arising out of or relating to: (a) compliance or non-compliance with 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 of any Hazardous Materials 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 Interests” means shares of capital stock, partnership interests, membership interests in a limited liability company, beneficial interests in a trust or other equity ownership interests in a Person.

 

ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended from time to time.

 

ERISA Affiliate” means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) that, together with the Borrower, is treated as a single employer under Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code or, solely for purposes of Section 302 of ERISA and Section 412 of the Code, is treated as a single employer under Section 414 of the Code.

 

ERISA Event” means (a) any “reportable event”, as defined in Section 4043 of ERISA or the regulations issued thereunder with respect to a Plan (other than an event for which the 30-day notice period is waived); (b) the existence with respect to any Plan of an “accumulated funding deficiency” (as defined in Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA), whether or not waived; (c) the filing pursuant to Section 412(d) of the Code or Section 303(d) of ERISA of an application for a waiver of the minimum funding standard with respect to any Plan; (d) the incurrence by the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to the termination of any Plan; (e) the receipt by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from the PBGC or a plan administrator of any notice relating to an intention to

 

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terminate any Plan or Plans or to appoint a trustee to administer any Plan; (f) the incurrence by the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any liability with respect to the withdrawal or partial withdrawal from any Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (g) the receipt by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of any notice, or the receipt by any Multiemployer Plan from the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of any notice, concerning the imposition of Withdrawal Liability or a determination that a Multiemployer Plan is, or is expected to be, insolvent or in reorganization, within the meaning of Title IV of ERISA; or (h) the existence of any event or condition that could reasonably be expected to constitute grounds under ERISA for the termination of, or the appointment of a trustee to administer, any Plan.

 

Estimated Borrowing Base Amount” means the Borrowing Base Amount; provided that for this purpose the assets and properties of Holdings and its subsidiaries shall be deemed to have been pledged, on a first priority basis, to the Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Lenders pursuant to the Senior Collateral Documents.

 

Eurodollar”, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Adjusted LIBO Rate.

 

Event of Default” has the meaning assigned to such term in Article VII.

 

Excess Cash Flow” means, for any fiscal year, without duplication, of:

 

(a)      net cash proceeds from operating activities adjusted by net (repayments to) proceeds from accounts receivable securitization as reflected in the statement of cash flows to the financial statements of the Borrower filed with the SEC for the applicable fiscal year; minus

 

(b)      the sum of (i) Consolidated Capital Expenditures for such fiscal year (except to the extent attributable to the incurrence of Capital Lease Obligations or synthetic lease obligations or otherwise financed by incurring Long-Term Indebtedness (exclusive of Revolving Loans and Other Revolving Loans), by issuing Equity Interests (exclusive of any issuance of Equity Interests to the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries and any amounts prepaid pursuant to Section 2.11(c)(ii)), through the receipt of capital contributions (other than capital contributions made by the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries) or using the proceeds of any disposition of assets outside the ordinary course of business or other proceeds not included in Consolidated Net Income) plus (ii) cash consideration paid during such fiscal year to make acquisitions or other capital investments (except to the extent financed by incurring Long-Term Indebtedness (exclusive of Revolving Loans and Other Revolving Loans), by issuing Equity Interests (other than to the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries), through the receipt of capital contributions (other than capital contributions made by the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries) or using the proceeds of any disposition of

 

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assets outside the ordinary course of business or other proceeds not included in Consolidated Net Income); minus

 

(c)      the aggregate principal amount of Long-Term Indebtedness repaid , prepaid, repurchased, redeemed or defeased (other than with the proceeds of Refinancing Indebtedness) by the Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries during such fiscal year, excluding Indebtedness in respect of Revolving Loans and Other Revolving Loans (except to the extent accompanied by a corresponding reduction in Revolving Commitments or Other Revolving Commitments pursuant to Section 2.08) and Letters of Credit.

 

Excluded Taxes” means, with respect to any Agent, any Lender, any Issuing Bank or any other recipient of any payment to be made by or on account of any obligation of the Borrower hereunder, (a) income or franchise taxes imposed on (or measured by) its net income by the United States of America, or by the jurisdiction under the laws of which such recipient is organized or in which its principal office is located or, in the case of any Lender, in which its applicable lending office is located, (b) any branch profits taxes imposed by the United States of America or any similar tax imposed by any other jurisdiction described in clause (a) above, (c) in the case of a Foreign Lender (other than an assignee pursuant to a request by the Borrower under Section 2.19(b)), any withholding tax that (i) is in effect and would apply to amounts payable to such Foreign Lender at the time such Foreign Lender becomes a party to this Agreement (or designates a new lending office), except to the extent that such Foreign Lender (or its assignor, if any) was entitled, at the time of designation of a new lending office (or assignment), to receive additional amounts from the Borrower with respect to any withholding tax pursuant to Section 2.17(a), or (ii) is attributable to such Foreign Lender’s failure to comply with Section 2.17(e) and (d) any U.S. Federal withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA.

 

Existing Additional Senior Debt” means Additional Senior Debt outstanding on the 2013 Restatement Effective Date, consisting of the Borrower’s 2020 8.00% Notes.

 

Existing Guaranteed Unsecured Indebtedness” means Indebtedness outstanding as of the 2013 Restatement Effective Date under the 2017 9.5% Notes and the 2020 9.25% Senior Notes.

 

Existing Non-Guaranteed Indebtedness” means Indebtedness outstanding as of the 2013 Restatement Effective Date under the Borrower’s 9.25% Senior Notes due 2013, the Borrower’s 8.5% Convertible Notes due 2015,  the Borrower’s 7.7% Notes due 2027 and the Borrower’s 6.875% Notes due 2028.

 

Existing Second Priority Debt” means Indebtedness outstanding as of the 2013 Restatement Effective Date under the 2017 7.5% Notes, the 2019 10.25% Notes and the Second Priority Tranche 1 Term Loans.

 

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Factoring Assets” means any accounts receivable owed to the Borrower or any Subsidiary (whether now existing or arising or acquired in the future) arising in the ordinary course of business from the sale of goods or services, all collateral securing such accounts receivable, all contracts and contract rights and all guarantees or other obligations in respect of such accounts receivable, all proceeds of such accounts receivable and other assets (including contract rights) which are of the type customarily transferred in connection with the factoring of accounts receivable and which are sold, transferred or otherwise conveyed by the Borrower or a Subsidiary pursuant to a Factoring Transaction permitted by this Agreement.

 

Factoring Notice” means a written notice delivered by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent at least 30 days after the termination of any Securitization program indicating that the Borrower or its Subsidiaries intend to engage in a Factoring Transaction.

 

Factoring Transaction” means any transaction or series of transactions entered into by the Borrower and any Subsidiaries pursuant to which the Borrower or such Subsidiaries sells, conveys or otherwise transfers (or purports to sell, convey or otherwise transfer) Factoring Assets of the Borrower or such Subsidiaries to a non-related third party factor on market terms as determined in good faith by the senior management of the Borrower; provided that (i) no portion of any Indebtedness deemed to exist as a result of such Factoring Transaction (x) is incurred or Guaranteed by the Borrower or any other Subsidiary (in each case, other than as permitted pursuant to Section 6.01(a)(xvi)), (y) is recourse to the Borrower or any other Subsidiary (in each case, other than as permitted pursuant to Section 6.01(a)(xvi)) and (z) is secured (contingently or otherwise) by any Lien on assets of the Borrower or any other Subsidiary (other than by the Factoring Assets to be sold, conveyed or transferred to the third party factor), (ii) such Factoring Transaction is consummated pursuant to customary contracts, arrangements or agreements entered into with respect to the sale, purchase and servicing of Factoring Assets on market terms for similar factoring, and (iii) in connection with such Factoring Transaction, the third party factor enters into an intercreditor arrangement reasonably acceptable to, and approved in writing by, the Collateral Agent.

 

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) of the Code.

 

Federal Funds Effective Rate” means, for any day, the weighted average (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the next 1/100 of 1%) of the rates on overnight Federal funds transactions with members of the Federal Reserve System arranged by Federal funds brokers, as published on the next succeeding Business Day by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or, if such rate is not so published for any day that is a Business Day, the average (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the next 1/100 of 1%) of the quotations for such day for such transactions received by the Administrative Agent from three Federal funds brokers of recognized standing selected by it.

 

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Financial Covenant Effectiveness Period” means each period on or after the Second Restatement Effective Date commencing on and including any date on which Revolver Availability is less than $150,000,000 and ending on and excluding the first day thereafter, if any, which is the 30th consecutive calendar day on which Revolver Availability is equal to or greater than $175,000,000.

 

Financial Officer” means the chief financial officer, principal accounting officer, treasurer, vice president of financial accounting or controller of the Borrower.

 

First Amendment to the Amendment and Restatement” means the First Amendment dated as of June 4, 2007 to the Amendment and Restatement Agreement.

 

Foreign Lender” means any Lender that is organized under the laws of a jurisdiction other than that in which the Borrower is located.  For purposes of this definition, the United States of America, each State thereof and the District of Columbia shall be deemed to constitute a single jurisdiction.

 

GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America.

 

Government Lockbox Account” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the Senior Subsidiary Security Agreement.

 

Government Lockbox Account Agreement” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the Senior Subsidiary Security Agreement.

 

Government Lockbox Account Bank” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the Senior Subsidiary Security Agreement.

 

Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States of America, any other nation or 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 body exercising such powers or functions, such as the European Union or the European Central Bank).

 

Grantor” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the Senior Subsidiary Security Agreement.

 

Guarantee” of or by any Person (the “guarantor”) means any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of the guarantor guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other obligation of any other Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of the guarantor, direct or indirect, (a) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness or other obligation or to purchase (or to advance or supply funds for the purchase of) any security for the payment thereof, (b) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the owner of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment thereof, (c) to maintain working

 

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capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness or other obligation or (d) as an account party in respect of any letter of credit or letter of guaranty issued to support such Indebtedness or obligation; provided, that the term Guarantee shall not include endorsements for collection or deposit in the ordinary course of business.

 

Hazardous Materials” means (a) petroleum products and byproducts, asbestos, urea formaldehyde foam insulation, polychlorinated biphenyls, radon gas, chlorofluorocarbons and all other ozone-depleting substances, or (b) any chemical, material, substance, waste, pollutant or contaminant that is prohibited, limited or regulated by or pursuant to any Environmental Law.

 

Hedging Agreement” means any rate swap transaction, basis swap, forward rate transaction, commodity swap, commodity option, equity or equity index swap, equity or equity index option, bond option, interest rate option, foreign exchange transaction, cap transaction, floor transaction, collar transaction, currency swap transaction, cross-currency rate swap transaction, currency option or any other similar transaction (including any option with respect to any of the foregoing transactions) or any combination of the foregoing transactions.

 

HIPAA” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 3.07.

 

Holdings” means The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) USA, Inc., a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Delaware or, if the Reorganization (as defined in the Stock Purchase Agreement dated as of August 23, 2006, pursuant to which the Borrower intends to acquire all the outstanding Equity Interests in Holdings) is consummated prior to the Second Restatement Effective Date, JCG (PJC) USA, LLC, a limited liability company organized under the laws of the State of Delaware.

 

Incremental Commitment” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21.

 

Incremental Facility” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21.

 

Incremental Facility Amendment” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21.

 

Incremental Senior Debt Refinancing Facility” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21.

 

Indebtedness” of any Person means, without duplication, (a) all obligations of such Person for borrowed money or with respect to deposits or advances of any kind, (b) all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or similar instruments, (c) all obligations of such Person under conditional sale or other title retention agreements relating to property acquired by such Person, (d) all obligations of such Person in respect of the deferred purchase price of property or services (excluding current accounts payable incurred in the ordinary course of business), (e) all Indebtedness

 

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of others secured by (or for which the holder of such Indebtedness has an existing right, contingent or otherwise, to be secured by) any Lien on property owned or acquired by such Person, whether or not the Indebtedness secured thereby has been assumed, (f) all Guarantees by such Person of Indebtedness of others, (g) all Capital Lease Obligations of such Person, (h) all obligations, contingent or otherwise, of such Person as an account party in respect of letters of credit and letters of guaranty and (i) all obligations, contingent or otherwise, of such Person in respect of bankers’ acceptances.  The Indebtedness of any Person shall include the Indebtedness of any other entity (including any partnership in which such Person is a general partner) to the extent such Person is liable therefor as a result of such Person’s ownership interest in or other relationship with such entity, except to the extent the terms of such Indebtedness provide that such Person is not liable therefor.

 

Indemnified Taxes” means Taxes other than Excluded Taxes.

 

Indentures” mean, collectively, the Effective Date Indentures and the Restatement Date Indentures.

 

Integration Capital Expenditures” means, for any period, all capital expenditures that (a) are directly attributable to the integration of the acquisition of Holdings and its subsidiaries and (b) will not recur once the integration of such acquisition of Holdings and its subsidiaries is complete.

 

Integration Expenses” means, for any period, all expenses that (a) are directly attributable to the integration of the acquisition of Holdings and its subsidiaries and (b) will not recur once the integration of such acquisition of Holdings and its subsidiaries is complete.

 

Intercompany Inventory Purchase Agreement” means the Intercompany Inventory Purchase Agreement dated as of June 12, 2000 (as amended), among the Borrower, Rite Aid Hdqtrs. Corp., the Distribution Subsidiaries named therein and the Operating Subsidiaries named therein.

 

Interest Election Request” means a request by the Borrower to convert or continue a Revolving Borrowing or a Term Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.07.

 

Interest Payment Date” means (a) with respect to any ABR Loan (other than a Swingline Loan), the last day of each March, June, September and December, (b) with respect to any Eurodollar Loan, the last day of the Interest Period applicable to the Borrowing of which such Loan is a part and, in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing with an Interest Period of more than three months’ duration, each day prior to the last day of such Interest Period that occurs at intervals of three months’ duration after the first day of such Interest Period, and (c) with respect to any Swingline Loan, the day that such Loan is required to be repaid.

 

Interest Period” means, with respect to any Eurodollar Borrowing, the period commencing on the date of such Borrowing and ending (x) on the numerically corresponding day in the calendar month that is one, two, three or six and, if agreed to by

 

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all Lenders in the applicable Class, nine or 12 months thereafter, (y) in the case of Revolving Loans, seven days thereafter or (z) in the case of Revolving Loans, six weeks thereafter if, at the time of the relevant Borrowing, all Lenders participating therein agree to make an interest period of such duration available, in each case as the Borrower may elect; provided that (i) if any Interest Period would end on a day other than a Business Day, such Interest Period shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day (unless, in the case of Interest Periods of one, two, three or six months, such next succeeding Business Day would fall in the next calendar month, in which case such Interest Period shall end on the next preceding Business Day), (ii) any Interest Period of one, two, three or six months that commences on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the last calendar month of such Interest Period) shall end on the last Business Day of the last calendar month of such Interest Period and (iii) there shall be no more than two Revolving Loans with a seven day Interest Period at any time outstanding.  For purposes hereof, the date of a Borrowing initially shall be the date on which such Borrowing is made and thereafter shall be the effective date of the most recent conversion or continuation of such Borrowing.

 

Inventory” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Intercompany Inventory Purchase Agreement.

 

Investment” by any Person in any other Person means (i) any direct or indirect loan, advance or other extension of credit or capital contribution to or for the account of such other Person (by means of any transfer of cash or other property to any Person or any payment for property or services for the account or use of any Person, or otherwise), (ii) any direct or indirect purchase or other acquisition of any Equity Interests, bond, note, debenture or other debt or equity security or evidence of Indebtedness, or any other ownership interest (including, any option, warrant or any other right to acquire any of the foregoing), issued by such other Person, whether or not such acquisition is from such or any other Person, (iii) any direct or indirect payment by such Person on a Guarantee of any obligation of or for the account of such other Person or any direct or indirect issuance by such Person of such a Guarantee (provided, however, that for purposes of Section 6.04, payments under Guarantees not exceeding the amount of the Investment attributable to the issuance of such Guarantee will not be deemed to result in an increase in the amount of such Investment) or (iv) any other investment of cash or other property by such Person in or for the account of such other Person.  Any repurchase by the Borrower of its own Equity Interests or Indebtedness shall not constitute an Investment for purposes of this Agreement.  The amount of any Investment shall be the original principal or capital amount thereof less all returns of principal or equity thereon (and without adjustment by reason of the financial condition of such other Person) and shall, if made by the transfer or exchange of property other than cash, be deemed to have been made in an original principal or capital amount equal to the fair market value of such property at the time of such transfer or exchange.

 

Issuing Bank Agreement” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.05(i).

 

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Issuing Banks” means Citibank, N.A,., Bank of America, N.A., General Electric Capital Corporation, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and any other Lender designated as an Issuing Bank in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.05(k), in each case in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, and its successors in such capacity as provided in Section 2.05(i).  An Issuing Bank may, in its discretion, arrange for one or more Letters of Credit to be issued by Affiliates of such Issuing Bank, in which case the term “Issuing Banks” shall include any such Affiliate with respect to Letters of Credit issued by such Affiliate.

 

Joint Venture” means, with respect to any Person, at any date, any other Person in whom such Person directly or indirectly holds an Investment consisting of an Equity Interest, and whose financial results would not be consolidated under GAAP with the financial results of such Person on the consolidated financial statements of such Person, if such statements were prepared in accordance with GAAP as of such date.

 

Latest Maturity Date” means, at any date of determination, the latest of (a) the Revolving Maturity Date, (b) the Tranche 6 Term Maturity Date and (c) the latest maturity date of any Other Term Loan or Other Revolving Loan, in each case as extended in accordance with this Agreement from time to time.

 

LC Commitment” means, with respect to each Issuing Bank, the commitment of such Issuing Bank to issue Letters of Credit pursuant to Section 2.05, subject to the limitation set forth in Section 2.05(a) that the aggregate amount of Letters of Credit issued by any Issuing Bank shall not exceed $125,000,000 at any time outstanding.

 

LC Disbursement” means a payment made by an Issuing Bank pursuant to a Letter of Credit.

 

LC Exposure” means, at any time, the sum of (a) the aggregate undrawn amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit at such time plus (b) the aggregate amount of all LC Disbursements that have not yet been reimbursed by or on behalf of the Borrower at such time.  The LC Exposure of any Revolving Lender at any time shall be its Applicable Percentage of the total LC Exposure at such time.

 

Lenders” means the Persons that were Lenders under the Original (Second) Restated Agreement and any other Person that shall have become a party hereto pursuant to an Assignment and Acceptance, an Incremental Facility Amendment or a Refinancing Amendment, other than any such Person that ceases to be a party hereto pursuant to an Assignment and Acceptance.  Unless the context otherwise requires, the term “Lenders” includes the Swingline Lender.

 

Letter of Credit” means any letter of credit issued pursuant to this Agreement.

 

Leverage Ratio” means, on any date, the ratio of (a) Total Indebtedness as of such date to (b) Consolidated EBITDA for the period of the four fiscal quarters most recently completed on or prior to such date.

 

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LIBO Rate” means, with respect to any Eurodollar Borrowing for any Interest Period, the rate appearing on the Reuters Screen “LIBOR01” page (or on any successor or substitute page of such service, or any successor to or substitute for such service, providing rate quotations comparable to those currently provided on such page of such service, as determined by the Administrative Agent from time to time for purposes of providing quotations of interest rates applicable to dollar deposits in the London interbank market) at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period, as the rate for dollar deposits in the London interbank market with a maturity comparable to such Interest Period.  In the event that such rate is not available at such time for any reason, then the “LIBO Rate” with respect to such Eurodollar Borrowing for such Interest Period shall be the rate rounded upwards, if necessary, to the next 1/100 of 1% at which dollar deposits of $5,000,000 and for a maturity comparable to such Interest Period are offered by the principal London office of the Administrative Agent in immediately available funds in the London interbank market at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, solely for purposes of calculating interest in respect of any Tranche 6 Term Loan that is a Eurodollar Loan, the LIBO Rate in respect of any applicable Interest Period will be deemed to be 1.00% per annum if the LIBO Rate for such Interest Period calculated pursuant to the foregoing provisions would otherwise be less than 1.00% per annum.

 

Lien” means, with respect to any asset, (a) any mortgage, deed of trust, lien, pledge, hypothecation, encumbrance, charge or security interest in, on or of such asset, (b) the interest of a vendor or a lessor under any conditional sale agreement, Capital Lease or title retention agreement (or any financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing) relating to such asset and (c) in the case of securities, any purchase option, call or similar right of a third party with respect to such securities.

 

LIFO Adjustments” means, for any period, the net adjustment to costs of goods sold for such period required by the Borrower’s LIFO inventory method, determined in accordance with GAAP.

 

Loan Modification Agreement” shall mean a Loan Modification Agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, among the Borrower, the other Loan Parties, as applicable, and one or more Accepting Lenders.

 

Loan Modification Offer” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.19(a).

 

Loan Parties” means the Borrower and the Subsidiary Loan Parties.

 

Loans” means the loans made by the Lenders to the Borrower pursuant to this Agreement (including, unless the context otherwise requires, Other Revolving Loans and Other Term Loans).

 

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Lockbox Account” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the Senior Subsidiary Security Agreement.

 

Long-Term Indebtedness” means any Indebtedness that, in accordance with GAAP, constitutes (or, when incurred, constituted) a long-term liability.

 

Margin Stock” means “margin stock”, as such term is defined in Regulation U of the Board.

 

Material Adverse Effect” means a material adverse effect on (a) the business, assets, operations, properties, condition (financial or otherwise), or prospects of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, (b) the ability of any Loan Party to perform any of its material obligations under any Senior Loan Document to which it is a party or (c) the legality, validity or enforceability of the Senior Loan Documents (including, without limitation, the validity, enforceability or priority of security interests granted thereunder) or the rights of or benefits or remedies available to the Lenders under any Senior Loan Document.

 

Material Indebtedness” means Indebtedness (other than the Loans and Letters of Credit), or obligations in respect of one or more Hedging Agreements, of any one or more of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries in an aggregate principal amount exceeding $50,000,000.  For purposes of this definition, the “principal amount” of the obligations of the Borrower or any Subsidiary in respect of any Hedging Agreement at any time shall be the maximum aggregate amount (giving effect to any netting agreements) that the Borrower or such Subsidiary would be required to pay if such Hedging Agreement were terminated at such time.

 

Maximum Rate” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.13.

 

Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., or any successor to its business of rating debt securities.

 

Multiemployer Plan” means a multiemployer plan as defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA.

 

Net Cash Proceeds” means:

 

(a)      with respect to any Asset Sale, an amount equal to the cash proceeds received by the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries from or in respect of such Asset Sale (including, when received, any cash proceeds received in respect of any noncash proceeds of any Asset Sale), less the sum of

 

(i)  reasonable costs and expenses paid or incurred in connection with such transaction, including, without limitation, any underwriting brokerage or other customary selling commissions and reasonable legal, advisory and other fees and expenses (including title and recording expenses, associated therewith), payments of unassumed liabilities relating to the assets sold and any severance and termination costs;

 

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(ii) the amount of any Indebtedness (or Attributable Debt), together with premium or penalty, if any, and accrued interest thereon (or comparable obligations in respect of Attributable Debt) secured by a Lien on (or if Attributable Debt, the lease of) any asset disposed of in such Asset Sale and discharged from the proceeds thereof, but only to the extent such Lien has priority over the Senior Lien and the Second Priority Lien;

 

(iii) any taxes actually paid or to be payable by such Person (as estimated by a senior financial or accounting officer of the Borrower, giving effect to the overall tax position of the Borrower) in respect of such Asset Sale; and

 

(iv) the portion of such cash proceeds which the Borrower determines in good faith and reasonably should be reserved for post-closing adjustments, including, without limitation, indemnification payments and purchase price adjustments, provided, that on the date that all such post-closing adjustments have been determined, the amount (if any) by which the reserved amount in respect of such Asset Sale exceeds the actual post-closing adjustments payable by the Borrower or any of the Subsidiary Loan Parties shall constitute Net Cash Proceeds on such date;

 

(b)      with respect to the proceeds received by the Borrower or a Subsidiary from or in respect of an issuance in the public or private capital markets of long-term debt securities, of equity securities or of equity-linked (e.g., trust preferred) securities, an amount equal to the cash proceeds received by the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries from or in respect of such issuance, less any reasonable transaction costs, including investment banking and underwriting fees, discounts and commissions and any other expenses (including legal fees and expenses) reasonably incurred by such Person in respect of such issuance;

 

(c)      with respect to any Securitization, an amount equal to the cash proceeds received by the Borrower or any of the Subsidiary from or in respect of such Securitization, less any reasonable transaction costs, including investment banking and underwriting fees, discounts and commissions and any other expenses (including legal fees and expenses) reasonably incurred by such Person in respect of such Securitization; and

 

(d)      with respect to a Casualty/Condemnation, the amount of Casualty/Condemnation Proceeds.

 

Net Orderly Liquidation Rate” means, with respect to any type of inventory, at any date of determination, the net orderly liquidation rate with respect to such type of inventory, expressed as a percentage of carrying cost after giving effect to reserves, as determined by Hilco Appraisal Services, LLC (or another appraisal firm chosen by the Borrowing Base Agent) in connection with the most recent appraisal of inventory of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries.

 

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Net Proceeds” means, with respect to any event (a) the cash proceeds received in respect of such event including (i) any cash received in respect of any non-cash proceeds, but only as and when received, (ii) in the case of a casualty, insurance proceeds and (iii) in the case of a condemnation or similar event, condemnation awards and similar payments, net of (b) the sum of (i) all reasonable fees and out-of-pocket expenses paid by the Borrower and the Subsidiaries to third parties (other than Affiliates) in connection with such event, (ii) in the case of a sale, transfer or other disposition of an asset (including pursuant to a sale and leaseback transaction or a casualty or a condemnation or similar proceeding), the amount of all payments required to be made by the Borrower and the Subsidiaries as a result of such event to repay Indebtedness (other than Loans and Permitted First Priority Debt) secured by such asset and (iii) the amount of all taxes paid (or reasonably estimated to be payable) by the Borrower and the Subsidiaries, and the amount of any reserves established by the Borrower and the Subsidiaries to fund contingent liabilities reasonably estimated to be payable, in each case during the year that such event occurred or the next succeeding year and that are directly attributable to such event (as determined reasonably and in good faith by a Financial Officer).

 

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

 

Obligors” means Rite Aid, the Subsidiary Guarantors, the Subsidiary Loan Parties and any other Person who is liable for any of the Secured Obligations.

 

Offer Period” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21.

 

Operating Subsidiary” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Intercompany Inventory Purchase Agreement.

 

Optional Debt Repurchase” means any optional or voluntary repurchase, redemption, retirement or defeasance (for cash or in exchange for Indebtedness permitted hereunder) by the Borrower or any Subsidiary of any Indebtedness of the Borrower.

 

Original Agreement” means this Agreement, including all amendments hereto and waivers hereof effective prior to the 2008 Restatement Effective Date, as in effect immediately prior to the 2008 Restatement Effective Date.

 

Original Restatement Effective Date” means September 30, 2005.

 

Original Restated Agreement” means this Agreement, including all amendments hereto and waivers hereof effective prior to the 2009 Restatement Effective Date, as in effect immediately prior to the 2009 Restatement Effective Date.

 

Original (Second) Restated Agreement” means this Agreement, including all amendments hereto and waivers hereof effective prior to the 2013 Restatement Effective Date, as in effect immediately prior to the 2013 Restatement Effective Date.

 

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Other Inventory” means all inventory other than Pharmaceutical Inventory.

 

Other Inventory Advance Rate” means the other inventory advance rate determined in accordance with Section 2.20.

 

Other Revolving Availability Period” means the period from and including the date of the effectiveness of the applicable Other Revolving Commitments to but excluding the date of termination of the applicable Other Revolving Commitments, or as otherwise provided for in the applicable Refinancing Amendment or Loan Modification Agreement.

 

Other Revolving Commitments” means one or more Classes of revolving credit commitments that result from (a) a modification of the Revolving Credit Commitments pursuant to a Loan Modification Offer or (b) a Refinancing Amendment.

 

Other Revolving Exposures” means, at any time, the sum of (a) the outstanding principal amount of all Loans made pursuant to Other Revolving Commitments of any Class at such time, plus (b) the aggregate undrawn outstanding amount of Letters of Credit issued pursuant to Other Revolving Commitments of such Class at such time, plus (c) the aggregate amount of disbursements made pursuant to Letters of Credit issued pursuant to Other Revolving Commitments of such Class that have not yet been reimbursed by or on behalf of the Borrower at such time, in each case to the extent not included in the Revolving Exposures at such time.

 

Other Revolving Loans” means the Revolving Loans made pursuant to any Other Revolving Commitment.

 

Other Taxes” means any and all present or future recording, stamp, documentary, excise, transfer, sales, property or similar taxes, charges or levies arising from any payment made under any Senior Loan Document or from the execution, delivery or enforcement of, or otherwise with respect to, any Senior Loan Document.

 

Other Term Borrowing” means a Borrowing comprised of Other Term Loans.

 

Other Term Commitments” means one or more Classes of term loan commitments that result from a Refinancing Amendment.

 

Other Term Lender” means a Lender with an Other Term Commitment or an outstanding Other Term Loan.

 

Other Term Loans” means one or more Classes of Term Loans that result from a Refinancing Amendment or a Permitted Amendment effected pursuant to a Loan Modification Offer.

 

Parent Undertaking” means an agreement by the Borrower to cause a Subsidiary other than a Securitization Vehicle to perform its obligations under the

 

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instruments governing a Securitization which agreement (a) contains terms that are customarily included in securitizations of accounts receivable involving comparable companies and (b) does not provide for any Guarantee of payment or other credit support in respect of Securitization Assets or Third Party Interests.

 

Participant” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(c)(i).

 

Participant Register” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(c)(i).

 

PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation referred to and defined in ERISA and any successor entity performing similar functions.

 

Perfection Certificate” means a certificate in the form of Schedule 8 to the Senior Subsidiary Security Agreement or any other form approved by the Agents.

 

Permitted Amendments” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.19(c).

 

Permitted Disposition” means any of the following, other than sales of Securitization Assets in a Securitization:

 

(a)           dispositions of inventory at retail, cash, cash equivalents and other cash management investments and obsolete, unused, uneconomic or unnecessary equipment or inventory, in each case in the ordinary course of business;

 

(b)           a disposition to a Subsidiary Loan Party, provided that if the property subject to such disposition constitutes Collateral immediately before giving effect to such disposition, such property continues to constitute Collateral subject to the Senior Lien and the Second Priority Lien;

 

(c)           a sale or discount, in each case without recourse and in the ordinary course of business, of overdue Accounts (as defined in the Senior Credit Agreement) arising in the ordinary course of business, but only to the extent such Accounts are no longer Eligible Accounts Receivable (as defined in the Senior Credit Agreement) and such sale or discount is in connection with the compromise or collection thereof consistent with customary industry practice (and not as part of any bulk sale);

 

(d)           Basket Asset Sales; and

 

(e)           sales of Accounts Receivable (as defined in the Senior Subsidiary Security Agreement) relating to worker’s compensation claims to collection agencies pursuant to the Borrower’s customary cash management procedures.

 

Permitted Encumbrances” means:

 

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(a)      Liens imposed by law for taxes that are not yet due or are being contested in compliance with Section 5.05;

 

(b)      carriers’, warehousemen’s, mechanics’, materialmen’s, repairmen’s and other like Liens imposed by law, arising in the ordinary course of business and securing obligations that are not overdue by more than 60 days or are being contested in compliance with Section 5.05;

 

(c)      pledges and deposits made in the ordinary course of business in compliance with workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and other social security laws or regulations;

 

(d)      deposits to secure the performance of bids, trade contracts, leases, statutory obligations, surety and appeal bonds, performance bonds and other obligations of a like nature, in each case in the ordinary course of business;

 

(e)      judgment liens in respect of judgments that do not constitute an Event of Default under clause (k) of Article VII;

 

(f)       easements, zoning restrictions, rights-of-way and similar encumbrances on real property imposed by law or arising in the ordinary course of business that do not secure any monetary obligations and do not materially detract from the value of the affected property or interfere with the ordinary conduct of business of the Borrower or any Subsidiary;

 

(g)      licenses, sublicenses, leases or subleases granted in the ordinary course of business with respect to real property;

 

(h)      landlord Liens arising by law securing obligations not overdue by more than 60 days or being contested in good faith; and

 

(i)       Liens in favor of a credit card or debit card processor arising in the ordinary course of business under any processor agreement and relating solely to the amounts paid or payable by, or customary deposits or reserves held by, such credit card or debit card processor;

 

provided that the term “Permitted Encumbrances” shall not include any Lien securing Indebtedness.

 

Permitted First Priority Debt” means any Indebtedness incurred by the Borrower and Guaranteed by the Subsidiary Guarantors pursuant to the Senior Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement and not Guaranteed by any other Subsidiary which is secured by the Senior Collateral pursuant to the Senior Collateral Documents on a pari passu basis (but without regard to control of remedies) with the Senior Loan Obligations and is not secured by any other assets of the Borrower or any Subsidiary; provided, however, that (a) such Indebtedness is permitted to be incurred, secured and Guaranteed on such basis by each Senior Debt Document and each Second Priority Debt Document, (b) such Indebtedness constitutes Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of Term Loans or other

 

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Loans, Revolving Commitments or Other Revolving Commitments, Permitted First Priority Debt incurred pursuant to Section 6.01(a)(i) or any combination of the foregoing, (c) such Indebtedness has a later maturity and a longer weighted average life than the Refinanced Debt (as defined in “Refinancing Indebtedness”) in respect of which such Indebtedness is Refinancing Indebtedness, (d) such Indebtedness bears an interest rate not in excess of the market interest rate with respect to such type of Indebtedness as of the time of its issuance or incurrence, (e) at the option of the Borrower, such Indebtedness may contain market call and make-whole provisions as of the time of its issuance or incurrence, (f) the senior management of the Borrower determines in good faith that such Indebtedness contains covenants (including with respect to amortization and convertibility) and events of default on market terms and (g) the Representative for the holders of such Indebtedness shall have become party to (i) the Collateral Trust and Intercreditor Agreement pursuant to, and by satisfying the conditions set forth in, Section 8.12 thereof and (ii) the Senior Lien Intercreditor Agreement pursuant to, and by satisfying the conditions set forth in, Section 5.02(c) thereof, provided that, if such Indebtedness will be the initial Permitted First Priority Debt incurred by the Borrower, then the Borrower, the Subsidiary Guarantors, the Senior Collateral Agent and the Representative for such Indebtedness shall have executed and delivered the Senior Lien Intercreditor Agreement.  Permitted First Priority Debt shall include any Registered Equivalent Notes and Guarantees thereof by the Subsidiary Guarantors pursuant to the Senior Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement issued in exchange thereof.

 

Permitted Investments” means any investment by any Person in (a) direct obligations of the United States or any agency thereof, or obligations guaranteed by the United States or any agency thereof, (b) commercial paper rated at least A-1 by S&P and P-1 by Moody’s, (c) time deposits with, including certificates of deposit issued by, any office located in the United States of any bank or trust company which is organized or licensed under the laws of the United States or any state thereof and has capital, surplus and undivided profits aggregating at least $500,000,000, (d) repurchase agreements with respect to securities described in clause (a) above entered into with an office of a bank or trust company meeting the criteria specified in clause (c) above, provided in each case that such investment matures within one year from the date of acquisition thereof by such Person or (e) money market mutual funds at least 80% the assets of which are held in investments referred to in clauses (a) through (d) above (except that the maturities of certain investments held by any such money market funds may exceed one year so long as the dollar-weighted average life of the investments of such money market mutual fund is less than one year).

 

Permitted Second Priority Debt” means Second Priority Debt of the Borrower; provided that (a) the terms of any such Indebtedness, and of any agreement entered into and of any instrument issued in connection therewith, are otherwise permitted by the Senior Loan Documents, (b) if such Indebtedness is issued or incurred to Refinance existing Indebtedness, such Indebtedness has a later maturity and a longer weighted average life than such existing Indebtedness, (c) such Indebtedness bears an interest rate not in excess of the market interest rate with respect to such type of Indebtedness as of the time of its issuance or incurrence, (d) at the option of the Borrower, such Indebtedness may contain market call and make-whole provisions as of

 

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the time of its issuance or incurrence, (e) the senior management of the Borrower determines in good faith that such Indebtedness contains covenants (including with respect to amortization and convertibility) and events of default on market terms and (f) notwithstanding clause (ii) of the definition of the term “Second Priority Debt”, such Indebtedness may mature prior to the date that is 90 days after the Latest Maturity Date in effect on the date of issuance of such Indebtedness to the extent such Second Priority Debt (i) constitutes Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of (A) Indebtedness under this Agreement, (B) Permitted First Priority Debt incurred under Section 6.01(a)(i) or (C) Permitted Second Priority Debt incurred under Section 6.01(a)(i) or (ii) is permitted by Section 6.01(a)(vii) or Section 6.01(a)(xvi)(C).

 

Permitted Unsecured Indebtedness” means unsecured Indebtedness of the Borrower; provided that (a) the terms of any such Indebtedness, and of any agreement entered into and of any instrument issued in connection therewith, are otherwise permitted by the Senior Loan Documents, (b) if such Indebtedness is issued or incurred to refinance existing Indebtedness, such Indebtedness has a later maturity and a longer weighted average life than such existing Indebtedness, (c) such Indebtedness bears an interest rate not in excess of the market interest rate with respect to such type of Indebtedness as of the time of its issuance or incurrence, (d) at the option of the Borrower, such Indebtedness may contain market call and make-whole provisions as of the time of its issuance or incurrence and (e) the senior management of the Borrower determines in good faith that such Indebtedness contains covenants (including with respect to amortization and convertibility) and events of default on market terms.

 

Person” means any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, association, company, partnership, Governmental Authority or other entity.

 

Pharmaceutical Inventory” means all inventory consisting of products that can be dispensed only on order of a licensed professional.

 

Pharmaceutical Inventory Advance Rate” means the pharmaceutical inventory advance rate determined in accordance with Section 2.20.

 

Plan” means any employee pension benefit plan (other than a Multiemployer Plan) subject to the provisions of Title IV of ERISA or Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA, and in respect of which the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate has any liability or is (or, if such plan were terminated, would under Section 4069 of ERISA be deemed to be) an “employer” as defined in Section 3(5) of ERISA.

 

Platform” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.16(b).

 

Preferred Stock” means, with respect to any corporation, capital stock issued by such corporation that is entitled to a preference or priority, in respect of dividends or distributions upon liquidation, over some other class of capital stock issued by such corporation.

 

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Prepayment Event” means:

 

(a)      any sale, transfer or other disposition (including pursuant to a sale and leaseback transaction) of any property or asset of the Borrower or any Subsidiary, other than (i) sales, transfers or other dispositions described in clauses (i), (iii), (iv), (vi) and (vii) of Section 6.05, (ii) sales, transfers or other dispositions described in clause (v) of Section 6.05 to the extent the resulting aggregate Net Proceeds from all such sales, transfers or other dispositions do not exceed $50,000,000 and (iii) other sales, transfers or dispositions resulting in aggregate Net Proceeds not exceeding $10,000,000 during any fiscal year of the Borrower; or

 

(b)      any casualty or other insured damage to, or any taking under power of eminent domain or by condemnation or similar proceeding of, any property or asset of the Borrower or any Subsidiary; or

 

(c)      the incurrence by the Borrower or any Subsidiary of any Indebtedness, other than (i) Indebtedness described in clauses (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (ix), (x), (xi), (xii), (xiii), (xiv), (xv), (xvi), (xvii) and (xviii) of Section 6.01(a), (ii) extensions, renewals, refinancings or replacements of Indebtedness described in clauses (vii) and (viii) of Section 6.01(a) and (iii) Indebtedness described in clauses (vii) and (viii) of Section 6.01(a) to the extent the proceeds of such Indebtedness are used to fund a Business Acquisition.

 

Qualified Preferred Stock” means Preferred Stock of the Borrower that does not require any cash payment (including in respect of redemptions or repurchases), other than in respect of cash dividends, before the date that is six months after the Tranche 6 Term Maturity Date.

 

Reduction” means, when applied to any Debt Facility, (a) the permanent repayment of outstanding loans (or obligations in respect of Attributable Debt) under such Debt Facility, (b) the permanent reduction of outstanding lending commitments under such Debt Facility or (c) the permanent cash collateralization of outstanding letters of credit under such facility (together with the termination of any lending commitments utilized by such letters of credit).

 

Refinance” means, with respect to any issuance of Indebtedness, to replace, renew, extend, refinance, repay, refund, repurchase, redeem, defease or retire, or to issue Indebtedness in exchange or as a replacement therefor, including any successive Refinancing.  “Refinanced” and “Refinancing” shall have correlative meanings.

 

Refinanced Debt” has the meaning set forth in the definition of the term “Refinancing Indebtedness”.

 

Refinancing Amendment” means an amendment to this Agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower executed by each of (a) the Borrower and each Subsidiary Loan Party, as applicable, (b) the Administrative Agent and (c) each Additional Lender and Lender that agrees to

 

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provide any portion of the Refinancing Indebtedness being incurred pursuant thereto, in accordance with Section 6.01(c).

 

Refinancing Indebtedness” means Indebtedness (which shall be deemed to include Attributable Debt, Revolving Commitments, any Other Revolving Commitments and any other revolving commitments solely for the purposes of this definition), including any successive Refinancing Indebtedness, (a) issued, incurred or otherwise obtained (including by means of the extension or renewal of existing Indebtedness) in exchange for, or to extend, renew, replace or refinance, in whole or part, existing Indebtedness (provided that, if such existing Indebtedness is revolving Indebtedness, there is a corresponding reduction in the applicable lending commitments), Third Party Interests or Attributable Debt, the Revolving Commitments or other revolving commitments (including Additional Senior Debt or any successive Refinancing Indebtedness) (“Refinanced Debt”) or (b) incurred pursuant to any Other Revolving Commitments that constitute Refinancing Indebtedness pursuant to clause (a) above; provided that (i) the terms of any such Indebtedness, and of any agreement entered into and of any instrument issued in connection therewith, are otherwise permitted by the Senior Loan Documents, (ii) such extending, renewing or refinancing Indebtedness (including, if such Indebtedness includes any Other Revolving Commitments, the unused portion of such Other Revolving Commitments) is in an original aggregate principal amount not greater than the aggregate principal amount of, and unpaid interest on, the Refinanced Debt (and, in the case of Refinanced Debt consisting, in whole or in part, of unused Revolving Commitments or Other Revolving Commitments, the amount thereof) plus the amount of any premiums paid thereon, fees and expenses associated therewith and original issue discount related to such extending, renewing or refinancing Indebtedness, (iii) such Indebtedness has a later maturity and a longer weighted average life than the Refinanced Debt, (iv) such Indebtedness bears an interest rate not in excess of the market interest rate with respect to such type of Indebtedness as of the time of its issuance or incurrence, (v) at the option of the Borrower, such Indebtedness may contain market call and make-whole provisions as of the time of its issuance or incurrence, (vi) if the Refinanced Debt or any Guarantees thereof are subordinated in right of payment to the Senior Loan Obligations, such Indebtedness shall be subordinated in right of payment to the Senior Loan Obligations, on terms no less favorable, taken as a whole, to the holders of the Senior Loan Obligations than the subordination terms of such Refinanced Debt or Guarantees thereof (and no Loan Party nor any of its subsidiaries that has not guaranteed such Refinanced Debt guarantees such Indebtedness), (vii) unless such Indebtedness is incurred pursuant to this Agreement (including any Refinancing Amendment executed in accordance with Section 6.01(c) or Loan Modification Agreement executed in accordance with Section 9.19), the senior management of the Borrower determines in good faith that such Indebtedness contains covenants (including with respect to amortization and convertibility) and events of default on market terms, (viii) such Indebtedness is benefited by Guarantees (if any) which, taken as a whole, are not materially less favorable to the Lenders than the Guarantees (if any) in respect of such Refinanced Debt, (ix) if such Refinanced Debt or any Guarantees thereof are secured, (1) such Indebtedness and any Guarantees thereof are either unsecured or secured only by such property or assets as secured the Refinanced Debt and Guarantees thereof and not any additional property or assets of the Borrower or any Subsidiary (other

 

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than (A) property or assets acquired after the issuance or incurrence of such Refinancing Indebtedness that would have been subject to the Lien securing refinanced Indebtedness if such Indebtedness had not been refinanced, (B) additions to the property or assets subject to the Lien, (C) the proceeds of the property or assets subject to the Lien and (D) if such Refinancing Indebtedness consists in whole or in part of Revolving Commitments or Other Revolving Commitments, cash or cash equivalents to secure obligations in respect of letters of credit issued thereunder) and (2) if such Refinanced Debt is Second Priority Debt and such Indebtedness is secured, such Indebtedness must be Permitted Second Priority Debt, (x) if such Refinanced Debt and any Guarantees thereof are unsecured, such Indebtedness and Guarantees thereof are also unsecured, (xi) any Net Cash Proceeds of such Indebtedness (other than any such Indebtedness that consists of unused Revolving Commitments or Other Revolving Commitments) are used no later than 45 days following receipt thereof to repay the Refinanced Debt and pay any accrued interest, fees, premiums (if any) and expenses in connection therewith, provided that, if such Refinanced Debt (other than unused Revolving Commitments or unused Other Revolving Commitments) comprises Indebtedness under this Agreement or Additional Senior Debt, then such Refinanced Debt shall be repaid, defeased or satisfied and discharged, and all accrued interest, fees and premiums (if any) in connection therewith shall be paid, on the date such Indebtedness is issued, incurred or obtained; and provided, further, that to the extent that such Refinanced Debt consists, in whole or in part, of Revolving Commitments, Other Revolving Commitments or other revolving commitments (or Revolving Loans, Other Revolving Loans, Swingline Loans or other revolving loans incurred pursuant to any Revolving Commitments, Other Revolving Commitments or other revolving commitments, as applicable), such Revolving Commitments, Other Revolving Commitments or other revolving commitments, as applicable, shall be terminated, and all accrued fees in connection therewith shall be paid, on the date such Indebtedness is issued, incurred or obtained, and (xii) if such Refinanced Debt is Indebtedness incurred under this Agreement or Additional Senior Debt and the Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof will be secured, then such Refinancing Indebtedness must be (A) Permitted First Priority Debt, (B) incurred pursuant to this Agreement (including pursuant to a Refinancing Amendment) or (C) Permitted Second Priority Debt.

 

Register” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.04.

 

Registered Equivalent Notes” means, with respect to any notes originally issued in a Rule 144A or other private placement transaction under the Securities Act of 1933, substantially identical notes (having the same Guarantees) issued in a dollar for dollar exchange therefor pursuant to an exchange offer registered with the SEC.

 

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

 

Representatives” means the Senior Representatives and the Second Priority Representatives.

 

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Required Lenders” means, at any time, Lenders having Revolving Exposures, Other Revolving Exposures, outstanding Term Loans and unused Commitments representing more than 50% of the sum of the total Revolving Exposures, Other Revolving Exposures, outstanding Term Loans and unused Commitments at such time.

 

Restatement Date Indentures” mean, collectively, (a) the 2017 7.5% Note Indenture and (b) the 2003 9.25% Note Indenture.

 

Restricted Payment” means any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property, except dividends payable solely in shares of the Borrower’s common stock or Qualified Preferred Stock) with respect to any Equity Interests in the Borrower or any Subsidiary, or any payment (whether in cash, securities or other property, except payments made solely with common equity), including any sinking fund or similar deposit, on account of the purchase, redemption, retirement, acquisition, cancellation or termination of any Equity Interests in the Borrower or any Subsidiary or any option, warrant or other right to acquire any such Equity Interests in the Borrower or any Subsidiary; provided that in no event shall (a) any exchange of Qualified Preferred Stock with other Qualified Preferred Stock or (b) any payment or other distribution in respect of any Indebtedness pursuant to any of clauses (i) through (xi) of Section 6.08(b) deemed a Restricted Payment.

 

Revolver Availability” means, on any date of determination, the maximum amount of Revolving Loans or Other Revolving Loans that could be made to the Borrower on such date pursuant to Section 2.01(a) or pursuant to any Refinancing Amendment or Loan Modification Agreement pursuant to the use of unused Commitments on such date.

 

Revolving Availability Period” means the period from and including the 2013 Restatement Effective Date to but excluding the earlier of the Revolving Maturity Date and the date of termination of the Revolving Commitments.

 

Revolving Commitment” means, with respect to each Lender, the commitment, if any, of such Lender to make Revolving Loans and to acquire participations in Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans hereunder, expressed as an amount representing the maximum aggregate amount of such Lender’s Revolving Exposure hereunder, as such commitment may be (a) reduced from time to time pursuant to Section 2.08 and (b) reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to assignments by or to such Lender pursuant to Section 9.04.  The aggregate amount of the Lenders’ Revolving Commitments on the 2013 Restatement Effective Date is $1,795,000,000.

 

Revolving Exposure” means, with respect to any Lender at any time, the sum of the outstanding principal amount of such Lender’s Revolving Loans and its LC Exposure and Swingline Exposure at such time.

 

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Revolving Lender” means a Lender with a Revolving Commitment or, if the Revolving Commitments have terminated or expired, a Lender with a Revolving Exposure.

 

Revolving Lender Parent” means, with respect to any Revolving Lender, any Person in respect of which such Lender is a subsidiary.

 

Revolving Loan” means a Loan made pursuant to clause (b) of Section 2.01.

 

Revolving Maturity Date” means February 21, 2018; provided that the Revolving Maturity Date shall instead occur on the earlier of (a) November 30, 2016 unless (i) on or prior to such date, all of the Borrower’s outstanding 2017 7.5% Notes shall have been (i) repaid in full (other than with the proceeds of Indebtedness, except for Revolving Borrowings satisfying the conditions of Section 4.02(d)) or (ii) refinanced with other Indebtedness having a maturity date of May 21, 2018 or later and (b) March 16, 2017 unless (i) on or prior to such date, all of the Borrower’s outstanding 2017 9.50% Notes shall have been (i) repaid in full (other than with the proceeds of Indebtedness, except for Revolving Borrowings satisfying the conditions of Section 4.02(d)) or (ii) refinanced with other Indebtedness having a maturity date of May 21, 2018 or later.

 

Rite Aid” means Rite Aid Corporation, a Delaware corporation, and its successors.

 

S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., or any successor to its business of rating debt securities.

 

Sale and Leaseback Transaction” means any arrangement whereby the Borrower or a Subsidiary shall sell or transfer any office building (including its headquarters), distribution center, manufacturing plant, warehouse, Store, equipment or other property, real or personal, now or hereafter owned by the Borrower or a Subsidiary with the intention that the Borrower or any Subsidiary rent or lease the property sold or transferred (or other property of the buyer or transferee substantially similar thereto).

 

Script Lists Advance Rate” means the Script Lists advance rate determined in accordance with Section 2.20.

 

SEC” means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and any successor agency thereto.

 

Second Priority Collateral” means all the “Second Priority Collateral” as defined in any Second Priority Collateral Document.

 

Second Priority Collateral Documents” means the Second Priority Subsidiary Security Agreement, the Second Priority Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement, the Second Priority Indemnity, Subrogation and Contribution Agreement, the Collateral Trust and Intercreditor Agreement and each of the security agreements and other instruments and documents executed and delivered by any Subsidiary Guarantor pursuant

 

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to any of the foregoing for purposes of providing collateral security or credit support for any Second Priority Debt Obligation or obligation under the Second Priority Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement.

 

Second Priority Collateral Trustee” means Wilmington Trust Company, in its capacity as collateral trustee under the Collateral Trust and Intercreditor Agreement and the Second Priority Collateral Documents, and its successors.

 

Second Priority Credit Agreement” means the Credit Agreement dated as of February 21, 2013, among the Borrower, the lenders party thereto, and Citicorp North American, Inc, as administrative agent and collateral agent.

 

Second Priority Debt” means any Indebtedness (including the 2017 7.5% Notes, the 2019 10.25% Notes and the Second Priority Tranche 1 Term Loans) incurred by Rite Aid and Guaranteed by the Subsidiary Guarantors on or after the Effective Date pursuant to the Second Priority Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement (i) which is secured by the Second Priority Collateral on a pari passu basis (but without regard to control of remedies) (other than as provided by the terms of the applicable Second Priority Debt Documents) with the other Second Priority Debt Obligations and (ii) if issued on or after the 2009 Restatement Effective Date, matures after the date that is 90 days after the Latest Maturity Date in effect on the date of issuance of such Indebtedness; provided, however, that (A) such Indebtedness is permitted to be incurred, secured and Guaranteed on such basis by each Senior Debt Document and each Second Priority Debt Document and (B) the Representative for the holders of such Second Priority Debt shall have become party to the Collateral Trust and Intercreditor Agreement pursuant to, and by satisfying the conditions set forth in, Section 8.12 thereof.  Second Priority Debt shall include any Registered Equivalent Notes issued in exchange thereof.

 

Second Priority Debt Documents” means, with respect to any series, issue or class of Second Priority Debt, the promissory notes, indentures, credit agreements and other operative agreements or instruments evidencing or governing such Indebtedness, including the Second Priority Collateral Documents.

 

Second Priority Debt Facility” means the indenture, credit agreement or other governing agreement or instrument with respect to any class or series of Second Priority Debt.

 

Second Priority Debt Obligations” means, with respect to any series, issue or class of Second Priority Debt, (a) all principal of, and interest (including, without limitation, any interest which accrues after the commencement of any Bankruptcy Proceeding, whether or not allowed or allowable as a claim in any such proceeding) payable with respect to, such Second Priority Debt, (b) all other amounts payable to the related Second Priority Debt Parties under the related Second Priority Debt Documents and (c) any renewals or extensions of the foregoing.

 

Second Priority Debt Parties” means, with respect to any series, issue or class of Second Priority Debt, the holders of such Indebtedness, any trustee or agent

 

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therefor under any related Second Priority Debt Documents and the beneficiaries of each indemnification obligation undertaken by Rite Aid or any Obligor under any related Second Priority Debt Documents, but shall not include the Loan Parties or any Controlled Affiliates thereof (unless such Loan Party or Controlled Affiliate is a holder of such Indebtedness, a trustee or agent therefor or beneficiary of such an indemnification obligation named as such in a Second Priority Debt Document).

 

Second Priority Indemnity, Subrogation and Contribution Agreement” means the Amended and Restated Second Priority Indemnity, Subrogation and Contribution Agreement, dated as of June 27, 2001, as amended and restated as of May 28, 2003, among Rite Aid, the Subsidiary Guarantors and the Second Priority Collateral Trustee.

 

Second Priority Lien” means the Liens on the Second Priority Collateral in favor of the Second Priority Debt Parties under the Second Priority Collateral Documents.

 

Second Priority Representative” means, in respect of a Second Priority Debt Facility, the trustee, administrative agent, security agent or similar agent under such Second Priority Debt Facility, as the case may be, and each of their successors in such capacities.

 

Second Priority Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement” means the Amended and Restated Second Priority Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement, dated as of June 27, 2001, as amended and restated as of May 28, 2003, made by the Subsidiary Guarantors (including any additional Subsidiary Guarantor becoming party thereto after the Original Restatement Effective Date) in favor of the Second Priority Collateral Trustee for the benefit of the Second Priority Debt Parties.

 

Second Priority Subsidiary Security Agreement” means the Amended and Restated Second Priority Subsidiary Security Agreement, dated as of June 27, 2001, as amended and restated as of May 28, 2003, made by the Subsidiary Guarantors (including any additional Subsidiary Guarantor becoming party thereto after the Original Restatement Effective Date) in favor of the Second Priority Collateral Trustee for the benefit of the Second Priority Debt Parties.

 

Second Priority Tranche 1 Term Loans” means the tranche 1 term loans made to the Borrower in the initial aggregate principal amount of $470,000,000 under the Second Priority Credit Agreement.

 

Second Restatement Effective Date” means June 4, 2007.

 

Secured Obligations” means the Senior Obligations and the Second Priority Debt Obligations.

 

Securitization” means any transaction or series of transactions entered into by the Borrower and any Subsidiaries pursuant to which the Borrower or such Subsidiaries sell, convey or otherwise transfer (or purport to sell, convey or otherwise

 

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transfer) Securitization Assets to a Securitization Vehicle or another Subsidiary which sells, conveys or otherwise transfers (or purports to sell, convey or otherwise transfer) Securitization Assets to a Securitization Vehicle, and such Securitization Vehicle finances the acquisition of such Securitization Assets (i) with proceeds from the issuance of Third Party Interests, (ii) with Sellers’ Retained Interests, (iii) with proceeds from the sale or collection of Securitization Assets previously purchased by such Securitization Vehicle or (iv) with proceeds from the sale of Securitization Assets to another Securitization Vehicle.  For purposes of this Agreement, the “amount” or “principal amount” of any Securitization shall be deemed at any time to be (1) the aggregate principal or stated amount of the Third Party Interests (which stated amount may be described as a “net investment”, “capital”, “invested amount” or similar term reflecting the amount invested in any beneficial interest constituting a Third Party Interest) incurred or issued pursuant to such Securitization, in each case outstanding at such time, or (2) in the case of any Securitization in respect of which no such principal or stated amount is determinable, the cash purchase price paid by the buyer in connection with its purchase of Third Party Interests less the amount of collections received in respect of such Third Party Interests and paid to such buyer, excluding any amounts applied to purchase fees or discount or in the nature of interest.

 

Securitization Assets” means any accounts receivable owed to the Borrower or any Subsidiary (whether now existing or arising or acquired in the future) arising in the ordinary course of business from the sale of goods or services, all collateral securing such accounts receivable, all contracts and contract rights and all guarantees or other obligations in respect of such accounts receivable, all proceeds of such accounts receivable and other assets (including contract rights) which are the type customarily transferred in connection with securitizations of accounts receivable and which are sold, transferred or otherwise conveyed (or purported to be sold, transferred or otherwise conveyed) by the Borrower or a Subsidiary to a Securitization Vehicle in connection with a Securitization permitted by Sections 6.01 and 6.05.

 

Securitization Refinancing Indebtedness” means Indebtedness that constitutes Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of any Third Party Interests or Indebtedness incurred pursuant to Section 6.01(a)(xvi)(A); provided, however, that (a) such Indebtedness shall not be required to comply with clause (viii) or (ix) of the first proviso in the definition of the term “Refinancing Indebtedness”, (b) if such Indebtedness or any Guarantees thereof are secured, then such Indebtedness must constitute Permitted Second Priority Debt, (c) such Indebtedness is not Guaranteed by any Subsidiary other than a Subsidiary Guarantor and (d) for purposes of clause (iii) of the first proviso in the definition of the term “Refinancing Indebtedness”, the maturity date of such Third Party Interests shall be deemed to be the “Commitment Termination Date” or the “Facility Termination Date” (or similar scheduled or stated event, however designated) under the applicable Securitization.

 

Securitization Vehicle” means a Person that is a direct or indirect wholly owned Subsidiary used solely for the purpose of effecting one or more Securitizations to which the Borrower and/or Subsidiaries and/or another Securitization Vehicle transfer Securitization Assets and which, in connection with such Securitization either issues

 

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Third Party Interests or transfers such Securitization Assets to another Securitization Vehicle that issues Third Party Interests; provided, in each case, that (i) each such Person shall engage in no business other than the purchase of Securitization Assets pursuant to Securitizations permitted by Sections 6.01 and 6.05, the issuance of Third Party Interests and any activities reasonably related thereto, (ii) no portion of the Indebtedness or other obligations (contingent or otherwise) of such Person (x) is Guaranteed by the Borrower or any other Subsidiary, other than any Guarantee of obligations (other than of principal of, or interest on, Indebtedness) that may be deemed to exist solely by virtue of Standard Securitization Undertakings, (y) is recourse to the Borrower or any other Subsidiary other than by virtue of Standard Securitization Undertakings and (z) is secured (contingently or otherwise) by any Lien on assets of the Borrower or any other Subsidiary other than by virtue of Standard Securitization Undertakings, (iii) such Person has no contract, agreement, arrangement or understanding with the Borrower or any other Subsidiary other than (A) customary contracts, arrangements or agreements entered into with respect to the sale, purchase and servicing of Securitization Assets on market terms for similar securitization transactions and (B) Guarantees and pledges of security as required by the Senior Loan Documents and the Second Priority Debt Documents and (iv) neither the Borrower nor any Subsidiary has any obligations to maintain or preserve such Person’s financial condition or cause it to achieve certain levels of operating results other than pursuant to Standard Securitization Undertakings.

 

Seller” means The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc., a corporation organized under the laws of Quebec.

 

Sellers’ Retained Interests” means the debt or equity interests held by the Borrower or any Subsidiary in a Securitization Vehicle to which Securitization Assets have been transferred (or purported to have been transferred) in a Securitization permitted by Sections 6.01 and 6.05, including any such debt or equity received in consideration for the Securitization Assets transferred.

 

Senior Collateral” means all the “Senior Collateral” or “Collateral” as defined in any Senior Collateral Document.

 

Senior Collateral Agent” means Citicorp North America, Inc., in its capacity as senior collateral agent for the Senior Secured Parties under the Senior Collateral Documents, and any successor thereof or replacement senior collateral agent appointed in accordance with the terms of the Senior Subsidiary Security Agreement, the Collateral Trust and Intercreditor Agreement and the Senior Lien Intercreditor Agreement.

 

Senior Collateral Documents” means the Senior Subsidiary Security Agreement, the Senior Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement, the Senior Indemnity, Subrogation and Contribution Agreement, the Collateral Trust and Intercreditor Agreement, the Senior Lien Intercreditor Agreement (upon and after the initial execution and delivery thereof by the initial parties thereto) and each of the security agreements and other instruments and documents executed and delivered by any Subsidiary Guarantor pursuant to any of the foregoing or pursuant to the Senior Credit Agreement or any

 

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Additional Senior Debt Facility for purposes of providing collateral security or credit support for any Senior Obligation or obligation under the Senior Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement.

 

Senior Credit Agreement” means the Amended and Restated Senior Credit Agreement, dated as of June 27, 2001, as amended and restated as of July 9, 2008, as further amended and restated as of June 5, 2009, as further amended and restated as of February 21, 2013, and as may be further amended, restated or otherwise modified from time to time, among Rite Aid, the Senior Lenders, and Citicorp North America, Inc., as administrative agent and as Senior Collateral Agent.

 

Senior Debt Documents” means (a) the Senior Loan Documents and (b) any Additional Senior Debt Documents.

 

Senior Hedging Agreement” means any Hedging Agreement entered into with Rite Aid or any Subsidiary, if the applicable counterparty was a Senior Lender or an Affiliate thereof (a) on the Original Restatement Effective Date, in the case of any Hedging Agreement entered into prior to the Original Restatement Effective Date or (b) at the time the Hedging Agreement was entered into, in the case of any Hedging Agreement entered into on or after the Original Restatement Effective Date.

 

Senior Indemnity, Subrogation and Contribution Agreement” means the Amended and Restated Senior Indemnity, Subrogation and Contribution Agreement, dated as of June 27, 2001, as amended and restated as of May 28, 2003, among Rite Aid, the Subsidiary Guarantors (including Subsidiary Guarantors becoming party thereto after the Original Restatement Effective Date) and the Senior Collateral Agent.

 

Senior Lender” means a “Lender” as defined in the Senior Credit Agreement.

 

Senior Lien” means the Liens on the Senior Collateral in favor of the Senior Secured Parties under the Senior Collateral Documents.

 

Senior Lien Intercreditor Agreement” means the Intercreditor Agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit J among the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent, Rite Aid, the Subsidiary Guarantors and the Senior Representatives for purposes thereof for any Additional Senior Debt Parties.

 

Senior Loan Documents” means the Senior Credit Agreement, any promissory notes issued to any Senior Lender pursuant to the Senior Credit Agreement, each Senior Hedging Agreement, each Refinancing Amendment, each Loan Modification Agreement and the Senior Collateral Documents.

 

Senior Loan Obligation Payment Date” means the date on which (a) the Senior Loan Obligations have been paid in full, (b) all lending commitments under the Senior Credit Agreement have been terminated and (c) there are no outstanding letters of credit issued under the Senior Credit Agreement other than such as have been fully cash

 

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collateralized under documents and arrangements satisfactory to the issuer of such letters of credit.

 

Senior Loan Obligations” means (a) the principal of each loan made under the Senior Credit Agreement, (b) all reimbursement and cash collateralization obligations in respect of letters of credit issued under the Senior Credit Agreement, (c) all monetary obligations of the Borrower or any Subsidiary under each Senior Hedging Agreement entered into (i) prior to the Original Restatement Effective Date with any counterparty that was a Senior Lender (or an Affiliate thereof) on the Original Restatement Effective Date or (ii) on or after the Original Restatement Effective Date with any counterparty that was a Senior Lender (or an Affiliate thereof) at the time such Senior Hedging Agreement was entered into, (d) all interest on the loans, letter of credit reimbursement, fees and other obligations under the Senior Credit Agreement or such Senior Hedging Agreements (including, without limitation any interest which accrues after the commencement of any case, proceeding or other action relating to the bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization of the Borrower, any Subsidiary Loan Party, whether or not allowed or allowable as a claim in such proceeding), (e) all other amounts payable by the Borrower or any Subsidiary under the Senior Loan Documents and (f) all increases, renewals, extensions and Refinancings of the foregoing.

 

Senior Loan Secured Parties” means each party to the Senior Credit Agreement other than any Loan Party, each counterparty to a Senior Hedging Agreement, the beneficiaries of each indemnification obligation undertaken by Rite Aid or any other Loan Party under any Senior Loan Document, and the successors and permitted assigns of each of the foregoing.

 

Senior Obligation Payment Date” means the date on which (a) the Senior Obligations have been paid in full, (b) all lending commitments under the Senior Debt Documents have been terminated and (c) there are no outstanding letters of credit issued under the Senior Debt Documents other than such as have been fully cash collateralized under documents and arrangements satisfactory to the issuer of such letters of credit.

 

Senior Obligations” means the Senior Loan Obligations and any Additional Senior Debt Obligations.

 

Senior Representative” means, in respect of a Senior Facility, the trustee, administrative agent, collateral agent, security agent or similar agent under such Senior Facility, as the case may be, and each of their successors in such capacities.

 

Senior Secured Parties” means the Senior Loan Secured Parties and any Additional Senior Debt Parties.

 

Senior Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement” means the Amended and Restated Senior Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement, dated as of June 5, 2009, made by the Subsidiary Guarantors (including Subsidiary Guarantors that become parties thereto after the Original Restatement Effective Date) in favor of the Senior Collateral Agent for the

 

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benefit of the Senior Secured Parties, as such agreement may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

 

Senior Subsidiary Security Agreement” means the Amended and Restated Senior Subsidiary Security Agreement, dated as of June 5, 2009, made by the Subsidiary Guarantors (including Subsidiary Guarantors that become parties thereto after the Original Restatement Effective Date) in favor of the Senior Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Senior Secured Parties, as such agreement may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

 

Series G Preferred Stock” means the Borrower’s 7% Series G cumulative, convertible pay-in-kind preferred stock held by Green Equity Investors III, L.P. or one of its Affiliates on the Second Restatement Effective Date.

 

Series H Preferred Stock” means the Borrower’s 6% Series H cumulative, convertible pay-in-kind preferred stock held by Green Equity Investors III, L.P. or one of its Affiliates on the Second Restatement Effective Date.

 

Standard Securitization Undertakings” means representations, warranties, covenants and indemnities made by the Borrower or a Subsidiary in connection with Securitizations permitted by Sections 6.01 and 6.05 which representations, warranties, covenants and indemnities are customarily included in securitizations of accounts receivable involving comparable companies.

 

Statutory Reserve Rate” means a fraction (expressed as a decimal), the numerator of which is the number one and the denominator of which is the number one minus the aggregate of the maximum reserve percentages expressed as a decimal (including any marginal, special, emergency or supplemental reserves) established by the Board to which the Administrative Agent is subject with respect to Eurocurrency funding (currently referred to as “Eurocurrency Liabilities” in Regulation D of the Board).  Such reserve percentages shall include those imposed pursuant to such Regulation D.  Eurodollar Loans shall be deemed to constitute eurocurrency funding and to be subject to such reserve requirements without benefit of or credit for proration, exemptions or offsets that may be available from time to time to any Lender under such Regulation D or any comparable regulation.  The Statutory Reserve Rate shall be adjusted automatically on and as of the effective date of any change in any reserve percentage.

 

Store” means any retail store (which may include any real property, fixtures, equipment, inventory and script files related thereto) operated, or to be operated, by any Subsidiary Loan Party.

 

subsidiary” means, with respect to any Person (the “parent”) at any date, any corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association or other entity the accounts of which would be consolidated with those of the parent in the parent’s consolidated financial statements if such financial statements were prepared in accordance with GAAP as of such date, as well as any other corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association or other entity of which securities or other ownership

 

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interests representing more than 50% of the ordinary voting power or, in the case of a partnership, more than 50% of the general partnership interests are, as of such date, owned, controlled or held by the parent or one or more subsidiaries of the parent or by the parent and one or more subsidiaries of the parent.

 

Subsidiary” means any subsidiary of the Borrower.

 

Subsidiary Guarantor” means each Subsidiary that is party to any Second Priority Collateral Document or Senior Collateral Document.

 

Subsidiary Loan Party” means each Subsidiary set forth on Schedule 1.01 hereto and any wholly-owned Domestic Subsidiary, including any Securitization Vehicle that is a Domestic Subsidiary, that owns any assets consisting of inventory, accounts receivable, intellectual property, or script lists, subject to the terms of Section 5.11; provided that no Subsidiary that engages solely in the Borrower’s pharmacy benefits management business shall be deemed a Subsidiary Loan Party.

 

Supermajority Lenders” means, at any time, Lenders having Revolving Exposures, Other Revolving Exposures, outstanding Term Loans and unused Commitments representing more than 66-2/3% of the aggregate Revolving Exposures, outstanding Term Loans and unused Commitments of all Lenders at such time.

 

Swingline Exposure” means, at any time, the aggregate principal amount of all Swingline Loans outstanding at such time.  The Swingline Exposure of any Lender at any time shall be its Applicable Percentage of the total Swingline Exposure at such time.

 

Swingline Lender” means CNAI, in its capacity as the lender of Swingline Loans hereunder.

 

Swingline Loan” means a Loan made pursuant to Section 2.04.

 

Taxes” means any and all present or future taxes, levies, imposts, duties, deductions, charges or withholdings imposed by any Governmental Authority.

 

Term Loans” means the Tranche 6 Term Loans and the Other Term Loans (if any), or any combination thereof (as the context requires).

 

Third Party Interests” means, with respect to any Securitization, notes, bonds or other debt instruments, beneficial interests in a trust, ownership interests (including any fractional undivided interests) in a pool or pools of accounts receivable or other interests or securities issued or sold for cash consideration by a Securitization Vehicle to banks, investors or other financing sources (other than the Borrower or its Subsidiaries) the proceeds of which are used to finance, in whole or in part, the purchase by such Securitization Vehicle of accounts receivables or other Securitization Assets in a Securitization.

 

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Total Indebtedness” means, as of any date, the sum of the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries outstanding as of such date, in the amount that would be reflected on a balance sheet prepared as of such date on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP plus, without duplication, the aggregate outstanding amount of Third Party Interests (which amount may be described as a “net investment”, “capital”, “invested amount”, “principal amount” or similar term reflecting the aggregate amount invested in beneficial interests constituting Third Party Interests).

 

Tranche 2/Tranche 3 Term Maturity Date” means June 4, 2014.

 

Tranche 3 Term Loans” means Loans made or deemed made under clause (d) of Section 2.01 of the Original (Second) Restated Credit Agreement.

 

Tranche 6 Term Commitment” means, with respect to each Lender, the commitment, if any, of such Lender pursuant to the 2013 Amendment and Restatement Agreement to make a Tranche 6 Term Loan hereunder on the 2013 Restatement Effective Date, expressed as an amount representing the maximum principal amount of the Tranche 6 Term Loans to be made by such Lender hereunder, as such commitment may be (a) reduced from time to time pursuant to Section 2.08 and (b) reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to assignments by or to such Lender pursuant to Section 9.04.  The aggregate amount of the Lenders’ Tranche 6 Term Commitments on the 2013 Restatement Effective Date was $1,161,000,000.

 

Tranche 6 Term Lender” means a Lender with a Tranche 6 Term Commitment or an outstanding Tranche 6 Term Loan.

 

Tranche 6 Term Loans” means Loans made or deemed made under clause (c) of Section 2.01.

 

Tranche 6 Term Maturity Date” means February 21, 2020.

 

Transactions” means the execution, delivery and performance by the Borrower and the Subsidiary Loan Parties, as applicable, of the 2013 Amendment and Restatement Agreement and each other document contemplated thereby to be executed on the 2013 Restatement Effective Date to which it is a party and the other transactions to be effected on the 2013 Restatement Effective Date.

 

Type”, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether the rate of interest on such Loan, or on the Loans comprising such Borrowing, is determined by reference to the Adjusted LIBO Rate or the Alternate Base Rate.

 

Uniform Commercial Code” or “UCC” means, unless otherwise specified, the Uniform Commercial Code as from time to time in effect in the State of New York.

 

USA Patriot Act” means the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.

 

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Withdrawal Liability” means liability to a Multiemployer Plan as a result of a complete or partial withdrawal from such Multiemployer Plan, as such terms are defined in Title IV of ERISA.

 

SECTION 1.02.            Classification of Loans and Borrowings.  For purposes of this Agreement, Loans may be classified and referred to by Class (e.g., a “Revolving Loan”) or by Type (e.g., a “Eurodollar Loan”) or by Class and Type (e.g., a “Eurodollar Revolving Loan”).  Borrowings also may be classified and referred to by Class (e.g., a “Revolving Borrowing”) or by Type (e.g., a “Eurodollar Borrowing”) or by Class and Type (e.g., a “Eurodollar Revolving Borrowing”).

 

SECTION 1.03.            Terms Generally.  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 word “will” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word “shall”.  Unless the context requires otherwise (a) any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document herein 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); provided, however, that amendments to the Indentures and the Second Priority Debt Documents after the Second Restatement Effective Date shall be effective for purposes of references thereto in this Agreement and the other Senior Loan Documents only if such amendments are permitted hereunder and under the Second Priority Debt Documents and the Additional Senior Debt Documents or are consented to in writing for such purpose by the Required Lenders (or such other percentage of the Lenders as may be specified herein) and the applicable holders of Second Priority Debt and Additional Senior Debt required by the terms of the Second Priority Debt Documents and the Additional Senior Debt Documents, as applicable, (b) any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s successors and assigns, (c) the words “herein”, “hereof” and “hereunder”, and words of similar import, shall be construed to refer to this Agreement in its entirety and not to any particular provision hereof, (d) all references herein to Articles, Sections, Exhibits and Schedules shall be construed to refer to Articles and Sections of, and Exhibits and Schedules to, this Agreement and (e) 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.

 

SECTION 1.04.            Accounting Terms; GAAP.  Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all terms of an accounting or financial nature shall be construed in accordance with GAAP, as in effect from time to time; provided that, if the Borrower notifies the Administrative Agent that the Borrower requests an amendment to any provision hereof to eliminate the effect of any change occurring after the Second Restatement Effective Date in GAAP or in the application thereof on the operation of such provision (or if the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower that the Required Lenders request an amendment to any provision hereof for such purpose), regardless of

 

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whether any such notice is given before or after such change in GAAP or in the application thereof, then such provision shall be interpreted on the basis of GAAP as in effect and applied immediately before such change shall have become effective until such notice shall have been withdrawn or such provision amended in accordance herewith.

 

SECTION 1.05.            Terms Defined in Definitions Annex.  Capitalized terms used in this Agreement that are not defined in Section 1.01 shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Definitions Annex (but any definition of such a term in the Definitions Annex shall be disregarded for purposes hereof if such term is also defined in Section 1.01).

 

ARTICLE II

 

The Credits

 

SECTION 2.01.            Commitments.  (a)  Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Lender agrees to make Revolving Loans to the Borrower from time to time during the Revolving Availability Period in an aggregate principal amount that will not result in such Lender’s Revolving Exposure exceeding the lesser of (i) such Lender’s Revolving Commitment and (ii) such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of an amount equal to (A) the Borrowing Base Amount in effect at such time minus (B) the sum of (1) the outstanding Tranche 6 Term Loans at such time, (2) the outstanding Other Term Loans at such time, (3) the Other Revolving Exposures at such time and (4) the Additional Senior Debt at such time.  Within the foregoing limits and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Borrower may borrow, prepay and reborrow Revolving Loans.

 

(b)      [Intentionally omitted].

 

(c)      Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the 2013 Amendment and Restatement Agreement, each Tranche 6 Lender made a Tranche 6 Term Loan to the Borrower on the 2013 Restatement Effective Date in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding its Tranche 6 Term Commitment.  Amounts repaid or prepaid in respect of Tranche 6 Term Loans may not be reborrowed.

 

(d)      Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary (including the provisions contained in Sections 6.01(c) and 9.19), if there is more than one Class of Revolving Commitments and Other Revolving Commitments outstanding at any time, then (a) borrowings and prepayments (but not repayments at maturity) of borrowings under all such Commitments shall be made pro rata among the Lenders holding such Commitments (based on the respective amounts of the Revolving Commitments and Other Revolving Commitments held by such Lenders) and (b) each Class of Revolving Commitments and Other Revolving Commitments (and the terms of the Revolving Loans and Other Revolving Loans made pursuant to such Commitments) will be treated substantially the same as one another; provided, however, that (i) the commitment fees, letter of credit fees and other similar fees payable in respect thereof and the interest rates payable in respect of the Loans made pursuant thereto need not be the same, (ii) the

 

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maturity date and commitment periods in respect thereof need not be the same, (iii) the Borrower may Refinance all or any portion of any Class of Revolving Commitments or Other Revolving Commitments (and prepay or otherwise Refinance the Loans and other extensions of credit outstanding thereunder) pursuant to Section 6.01(a)(i) without Refinancing any other Class of Revolving Commitments or Other Revolving Commitments (or the Loans and other extensions of credit outstanding thereunder) and (iv) the Administrative Agent may, with the consent of the Borrowing Base Agents (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld), permit other differences in the terms thereof that would otherwise be permitted by Section 6.01(c) or 9.19 (as applicable), including to address the treatment of Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans to be made available thereunder.

 

SECTION 2.02.            Loans and Borrowings.  (a)  Each Loan (other than a Swingline Loan) shall be made as part of a Borrowing consisting of Loans of the same Class and Type made by the Lenders ratably in accordance with the amounts of their Commitments of the applicable Class.  The failure of any Lender to make any Loan required to be made by it shall not relieve any other Lender of its obligations hereunder; provided that the Commitments of the Lenders are several and no Lender shall be responsible for any other Lender’s failure to make Loans as required.

 

(b)      Subject to Section 2.14, each Revolving Borrowing and Term Borrowing shall be comprised entirely of ABR Loans or Eurodollar Loans as the Borrower may request in accordance herewith.  Each Swingline Loan shall be an ABR Loan.  Each Lender at its option may make any Eurodollar Loan by causing any domestic or foreign branch or Affiliate of such Lender to make such Loan; provided that any exercise of such option shall not affect the obligation of the Borrower to repay such Loan in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

 

(c)      At the commencement of each Interest Period for any Eurodollar Borrowing, such Borrowing shall be in an aggregate amount that is an integral multiple of $1,000,000 and not less than $5,000,000 (except in the case of any Other Term Borrowing or Other Revolving Borrowing, to the extent provided in the applicable Refinancing Amendment or Loan Modification Agreement).  At the time that each ABR Borrowing is made, such Borrowing shall be in an aggregate amount that is an integral multiple of $1,000,000 and not less than $5,000,000 (except in the case of any Other Term Borrowing or Other Revolving Borrowing, to the extent provided in the applicable Refinancing Amendment or Loan Modification Agreement); provided that an ABR Revolving Borrowing may be in an aggregate amount that is equal to the entire unused balance of the total Revolving Commitments or that is required to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement as contemplated by Section 2.05(e).  Each Swingline Loan shall be in an amount that is an integral multiple of $1,000,000.  Borrowings of more than one Class and Type may be outstanding at the same time; provided that there shall not at any time be more than a total of 10 Eurodollar Borrowings outstanding.

 

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Revolving Borrowing or Other Revolving Borrowing or any Term Borrowing if the Interest Period requested with respect thereto would end after the applicable maturity date for the relevant Class.

 

SECTION 2.03.            Requests for Borrowings.  To request a Borrowing, the Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent of such request by telephone (a) in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing, not later than 11:00 a.m., New York City time, three Business Days before the date of the proposed Borrowing or (b) in the case of an ABR Borrowing, not later than (1) 10:30 a.m., New York City time, on the Business Day of the proposed Borrowing, in the case of Borrowings to be made on the same day as such notice is given or (2) 12:00 noon, New York City time, on the Business Day before the proposed Borrowing, in the case of all other Borrowings.  Each such telephonic Borrowing Request shall be irrevocable and shall be confirmed promptly by hand delivery or telecopy to the Administrative Agent of a written Borrowing Request in a form approved by the Administrative Agent and signed by the Borrower.  Each such telephonic and written Borrowing Request shall specify the following information in compliance with Section 2.02:

 

(i) whether the requested Borrowing is to be a Revolving Borrowing, Other Revolving Borrowing, a Tranche 6 Term Borrowing or Other Term Borrowing;

 

(ii) the aggregate amount of such Borrowing;

 

(iii) the date of such Borrowing, which shall be a Business Day;

 

(iv) whether such Borrowing is to be an ABR Borrowing or a Eurodollar Borrowing;

 

(v) in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing, the initial Interest Period to be applicable thereto, which shall be a period contemplated by the definition of the term “Interest Period”; and

 

(vi) the location and number of the Borrower’s account to which funds are to be disbursed, which shall comply with the requirements of Section 2.06.

 

If no election as to the Type of Borrowing is specified, then the requested Borrowing shall be an ABR Borrowing.  If no Interest Period is specified with respect to any requested Eurodollar Borrowing, then the Borrower shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month’s duration.  Promptly following receipt of a Borrowing Request in accordance with this Section, the Administrative Agent shall advise each Lender of the details thereof and of the amount of such Lender’s Loan to be made as part of the requested Borrowing.

 

SECTION 2.04.            Swingline Loans.  (a)  Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Swingline Lender may, in its sole discretion, make Swingline Loans to the Borrower from time to time during the Revolving Availability Period in an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding that will not result in

 

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(i) the aggregate principal amount of outstanding Swingline Loans exceeding $100,000,000 or (ii) the sum of the total Revolving Exposures exceeding the lesser of (A) the total Revolving Commitments at such time and (B) the Borrowing Base Amount in effect at such time minus the sum of (1), the outstanding Tranche 6 Term Loans at such time, (2) the outstanding Other Term Loans at such time, (3) the Other Revolving Exposures at such time and (4) the Additional Senior Debt at such time; provided that (i) the Swingline Lender shall not be required to make a Swingline Loan to refinance an outstanding Swingline Loan and (ii) the Swingline Lender shall not have any obligation, under this Agreement or otherwise, to make any Swingline Loan requested by the Borrower hereunder and may, in its sole discretion, decline to make a requested Swingline Loan.  Within the foregoing limits and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Borrower may borrow, prepay and reborrow Swingline Loans.

 

(b)      To request a Swingline Loan, the Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent of such request by telephone (confirmed by telecopy), not later than 1:00 p.m., New York City time, on the day of a proposed Swingline Loan.  Each such notice shall be irrevocable and shall specify the requested date (which shall be a Business Day) and amount of the requested Swingline Loan.  The Administrative Agent will promptly advise the Swingline Lender of any such notice received from the Borrower.  The Swingline Lender shall make each Swingline Loan available to the Borrower by means of a wire transfer to an account designated by the Borrower (or, in the case of a Swingline Loan made to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement as provided in Section 2.05(e), by remittance to the relevant Issuing Bank) by 3:00 p.m., New York City time, on the requested date of such Swingline Loan.

 

(c)      Interest on each Swingline Loan shall be payable on the Interest Payment Date with respect thereto.

 

(d)      The Administrative Agent shall (i) at any time when Swingline Loans in an aggregate principal amount of $10,000,000 or more are outstanding, at the request of the Swingline Lender in its sole discretion, or (ii) on the date that is seven days after the date on which a Swingline Loan was made, deliver on behalf of the Borrower a Borrowing Request pursuant to Section 2.03 for an ABR Revolving Borrowing in the amount of such Swingline Loans; provided, however, that the obligations of the Lenders to fund such Borrowing shall not be subject to the conditions set forth in Section 4.02.

 

(e)      The Swingline Lender may by written notice given to the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 noon, New York City time, on any Business Day require the Revolving Lenders to acquire participations on such Business Day in all or a portion of the Swingline Loans outstanding.  Such notice shall specify the aggregate amount of Swingline Loans in which Revolving Lenders will participate.  Promptly upon receipt of such notice (but no later than 2:00 p.m., New York City time, on such Business Day), the Administrative Agent will give notice thereof to each Revolving Lender, specifying in such notice such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of such Swingline

 

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Loan or Loans.  Each Revolving Lender hereby absolutely and unconditionally agrees, upon timely receipt of notice as provided above, to pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Swingline Lender, such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of such Swingline Loan or Loans.  Each Revolving Lender acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to acquire participations in Swingline Loans pursuant to this paragraph is absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including the occurrence and continuance of a Default or reduction or termination of the Commitments, and that each such payment shall be made without any offset, abatement, withholding or reduction whatsoever.  Each Revolving Lender shall comply with its obligation under this paragraph by wire transfer of immediately available funds, in the same manner as provided in Section 2.06 with respect to Loans made by such Lender (and Section 2.06 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the payment obligations of the Revolving Lenders), and the Administrative Agent shall promptly pay to the Swingline Lender the amounts so received by it from the Revolving Lenders.  The Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrower of any participations in any Swingline Loan acquired pursuant to this paragraph, and thereafter payments in respect of such Swingline Loan shall be made to the Administrative Agent and not to the Swingline Lender.  Any amounts received by the Swingline Lender from the Borrower (or other Person on behalf of the Borrower) in respect of a Swingline Loan after receipt by the Swingline Lender of the proceeds of a sale of participations therein shall be promptly remitted to the Administrative Agent, and any such amounts received by the Administrative Agent shall be promptly remitted by the Administrative Agent to the Revolving Lenders that shall have made their payments pursuant to this paragraph and to the Swingline Lender, as their interests may appear.  The purchase of participations in a Swingline Loan pursuant to this paragraph shall not relieve the Borrower of any default in the payment thereof.

 

(f)       Swingline Loans also may be made available to the Borrower pursuant to any Other Revolving Commitment established by any Loan Modification Agreement or Refinancing Amendment, in each case as provided in such Loan Modification Agreement or Refinancing Amendment.

 

SECTION 2.05.            Letters of Credit.  (a)  General.  Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Borrower may request the issuance of (and the applicable Issuing Bank, as specified by the Borrower, will issue) Letters of Credit for its own account, in a form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the relevant Issuing Bank, at any time and from time to time during the Revolving Availability Period; provided, however, that no Issuing Bank will be required to issue (or amend) any Letter of Credit if, after giving effect thereto, the aggregate amount of Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank would exceed $125,000,000.  In the event of any inconsistency between the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the terms and conditions of any form of letter of credit application or other agreement submitted by the Borrower to, or entered into by the Borrower with, an Issuing Bank relating to any Letter of Credit, the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall control.

 

(b)      Notice of Issuance, Amendment, Renewal, Extension; Certain Conditions.  To request the issuance of a Letter of Credit (or the amendment, renewal or extension of an outstanding Letter of Credit), the Borrower shall hand deliver or telecopy (or transmit by electronic communication, if arrangements for doing so have been approved by the applicable Issuing Bank) to the relevant Issuing Bank and the Administrative Agent (reasonably in advance of the requested date of issuance,

 

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amendment, renewal or extension) a notice requesting the issuance of a Letter of Credit, or identifying the Letter of Credit to be amended, renewed or extended, and specifying the date of issuance, amendment, renewal or extension (which shall be a Business Day), the date on which such Letter of Credit is to expire (which shall comply with paragraph (c) of this Section), the amount of such Letter of Credit, the name and address of the beneficiary thereof and such other information as shall be necessary to prepare, amend, renew or extend such Letter of Credit.  If requested by an Issuing Bank, the Borrower also shall submit a letter of credit application on such Issuing Bank’s standard form in connection with any request for a Letter of Credit.  A Letter of Credit shall be issued, amended, renewed or extended only if (and upon issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of each Letter of Credit the Borrower shall be deemed to represent and warrant that), after giving effect to such issuance, amendment, renewal or extension (i) the total LC Exposure shall not exceed $500,000,000, (ii) the amount of the LC Exposure attributable to Letters of Credit issued by the applicable Issuing Bank will not exceed $125,000,000 and (iii) the total Revolving Exposures shall not exceed the lesser of (A) the total Revolving Commitments at such time and (B) the Borrowing Base Amount in effect at such time minus the sum of (1) the outstanding Tranche 6 Term Loans at such time, (2) the outstanding Other Term Loans at such time, (3) the Other Revolving Exposures at such time and (4) the Additional Senior Debt at such time.

 

(c)      Expiration Date.  Each Letter of Credit shall expire at or prior to the close of business on the earlier of (i) the date that is one year after the date of the issuance of such Letter of Credit (or, in the case of any renewal or extension thereof, one year after such renewal or extension) and (ii) the date that is five Business Days prior to the Revolving Maturity Date.

 

(d)      Participations.  By the issuance of a Letter of Credit (or an amendment to a Letter of Credit increasing the amount thereof) and without any further action on the part of the applicable Issuing Bank or the Lenders, such Issuing Bank hereby grants to each Revolving Lender, and each Revolving Lender hereby acquires from such Issuing Bank, a participation in such Letter of Credit in an amount equal to such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the aggregate amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit.  In consideration and in furtherance of the foregoing, each Revolving Lender hereby absolutely and unconditionally agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the applicable Issuing Bank, such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of each LC Disbursement made by such Issuing Bank and not reimbursed by the Borrower on the date due as provided in paragraph (e) of this Section, or of any reimbursement payment required to be refunded to the Borrower for any reason.  Each Revolving Lender acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to acquire participations pursuant to this paragraph in respect of Letters of Credit is absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including any amendment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit or the occurrence and continuance of a Default or reduction or termination of the Commitments, and that each such payment shall be made without any offset, abatement, withholding or reduction whatsoever.

 

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(e)      Reimbursement.  If any Issuing Bank shall make any LC Disbursement in respect of a Letter of Credit, the Borrower shall reimburse such LC Disbursement by paying to the Administrative Agent an amount equal to such LC Disbursement not later than 3:30 p.m., New York City time, on the date that such LC Disbursement is made, if the Borrower shall have received notice of such LC Disbursement prior to 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on such date, or, if such notice has not been received by the Borrower prior to such time on such date, then not later than 1:00 p.m., New York City time, on the Business Day immediately following the day that the Borrower receives such notice; provided that, if such LC Disbursement is not less than $5,000,000, the Borrower may, subject to the conditions to borrowing set forth herein, request in accordance with Section 2.03 or 2.04 that such payment be financed with an ABR Revolving Borrowing or Swingline Loan in an equivalent amount and, to the extent so financed, the Borrower’s obligation to make such payment shall be discharged and replaced by the resulting ABR Revolving Borrowing or Swingline Loan.  If the Borrower fails to make such payment when due, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Revolving Lender of the applicable LC Disbursement, the payment then due from the Borrower in respect thereof and such Lender’s Applicable Percentage thereof.  Promptly following receipt of such notice, each Revolving Lender shall pay to the Administrative Agent its Applicable Percentage of the payment then due from the Borrower, in the same manner as provided in Section 2.06 with respect to Loans made by such Lender (and Section 2.06 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the payment obligations of the Revolving Lenders), and the Administrative Agent shall promptly pay to the relevant Issuing Bank the amounts so received by it from the Revolving Lenders.  Promptly following receipt by the Administrative Agent of any payment from the Borrower pursuant to this paragraph, the Administrative Agent shall distribute such payment to such Issuing Bank or, to the extent that Revolving Lenders have made payments pursuant to this paragraph to reimburse such Issuing Bank, then to such Lenders and such Issuing Bank as their interests may appear.  Any payment made by a Revolving Lender pursuant to this paragraph to reimburse an Issuing Bank for any LC Disbursement (other than the funding of ABR Revolving Loans or a Swingline Loan as contemplated above) shall not constitute a Loan and shall not relieve the Borrower of its obligation to reimburse such LC Disbursement.

 

(f)       Obligations Absolute.  The Borrower’s obligation to reimburse LC Disbursements as provided in paragraph (e) of this Section shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable, and shall be performed strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement under any and all circumstances whatsoever and irrespective of (i) any lack of validity or enforceability of any Letter of Credit or this Agreement, or any term or provision therein or herein, (ii) any draft or other document presented under a Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent or invalid in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect, (iii) payment by any Issuing Bank under a Letter of Credit against presentation of a draft or other document that does not comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit or (iv) any other event or circumstance whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing, that might, but for the provisions of this Section, constitute a legal or equitable discharge of, or provide a right of setoff against, the Borrower’s obligations hereunder.  None of the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any Issuing Bank, or any of their Related Parties, shall have any

 

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liability or responsibility by reason of or in connection with the issuance or transfer of any Letter of Credit or any payment or failure to make any payment thereunder (irrespective of any of the circumstances referred to in the preceding sentence), or any error, omission, interruption, loss or delay in transmission or delivery of any draft, notice or other communication under or relating to any Letter of Credit (including any document required to make a drawing thereunder), any error in interpretation of technical terms or any consequence arising from causes beyond the control of the relevant Issuing Bank; provided that the foregoing shall not be construed to excuse such Issuing Bank from liability to the Borrower to the extent of any direct damages (as opposed to consequential damages, claims in respect of which are hereby waived by the Borrower to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law) suffered by the Borrower that are caused by such Issuing Bank’s gross negligence or willful misconduct (as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by a final and non-appealable judgment) in determining whether drafts and other documents presented under a Letter of Credit comply with the terms thereof.  The parties hereto expressly agree that, in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct on the part of an Issuing Bank (as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by a final and non-appealable judgment), such Issuing Bank shall be deemed to have exercised care in each such determination.  In furtherance of the foregoing and without limiting the generality thereof, the parties agree that, with respect to documents presented which appear on their face to be in substantial compliance with the terms of a Letter of Credit, an Issuing Bank may, in its sole discretion, either accept and make payment upon such documents without responsibility for further investigation, regardless of any notice or information to the contrary, or refuse to accept and make payment upon such documents if such documents are not in strict compliance with the terms of such Letter of Credit.

 

(g)      Disbursement Procedures.  The applicable Issuing Bank shall, promptly following its receipt thereof, examine all documents purporting to represent a demand for payment under a Letter of Credit.  The applicable Issuing Bank shall promptly notify the Administrative Agent and the Borrower by telephone (confirmed by telecopy) of such demand for payment and whether such Issuing Bank has made or will make an LC Disbursement thereunder; provided that any failure to give or delay in giving such notice shall not relieve the Borrower of its obligation to reimburse the Issuing Bank and the Revolving Lenders with respect to any such LC Disbursement.

 

(h)      Interim Interest.  If an Issuing Bank shall make any LC Disbursement, then, unless the Borrower shall reimburse such LC Disbursement in full on the date such LC Disbursement is made, the unpaid amount thereof shall bear interest, for each day from and including the date such LC Disbursement is made to but excluding the date that the Borrower reimburses such LC Disbursement, at the rate per annum then applicable to ABR Revolving Loans; provided that, if the Borrower fails to reimburse such LC Disbursement when due pursuant to paragraph (e) of this Section, then Section 2.13(c) shall apply.  Interest accrued pursuant to this paragraph shall be for the account of the applicable Issuing Bank, except that interest accrued on and after the date of payment by any Revolving Lender pursuant to paragraph (e) of this Section to reimburse such Issuing Bank shall be for the account of such Lender to the extent of such payment.

 

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(i)       Resignation or Replacement of the Issuing Bank.  An Issuing Bank may resign at any time by giving 180 days’ prior written notice to the Administrative Agent, the Borrower and the Lenders, and an Issuing Bank may be replaced at any time by written agreement (an “Issuing Bank Agreement”) among the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the replaced Issuing Bank and the successor Issuing Bank, which shall set forth the LC Commitment of such Issuing Bank.  The Administrative Agent shall notify the Lenders of any such replacement of an Issuing Bank.  At the time any such replacement shall become effective, the Borrower shall pay all unpaid fees accrued for the account of the replaced Issuing Bank pursuant to Section 2.12(b).  From and after the effective date of any such replacement, (i) the successor Issuing Bank shall have all the rights and obligations of an Issuing Bank under this Agreement with respect to Letters of Credit to be issued thereafter and (ii) references herein to the term “Issuing Bank” shall be deemed to refer to such successor or to any previous Issuing Bank, or to such successor and all previous Issuing Banks, as the context shall require.  After the replacement of an Issuing Bank hereunder, the replaced Issuing Bank shall remain a party hereto and shall continue to have all the rights and obligations of an Issuing Bank under this Agreement with respect to Letters of Credit issued by it prior to such replacement, but shall not be required to issue additional Letters of Credit.

 

(j)       Cash Collateralization.  If any Event of Default shall occur and be continuing, on the Business Day that the Borrower receives notice from the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders (or, if the maturity of the Loans has been accelerated, Revolving Lenders with LC Exposure representing greater than 50% of the total LC Exposure) demanding the deposit of cash collateral pursuant to this paragraph, the Borrower shall (or shall cause Subsidiary Loan Parties to) deposit in an account with the Administrative Agent, in the name of the Administrative Agent and for the benefit of the Lenders, an amount in cash equal to the total LC Exposure as of such date plus any accrued and unpaid interest thereon; provided that the obligation to deposit such cash collateral shall become effective immediately, and such deposit shall become immediately due and payable, without demand or other notice of any kind, upon the occurrence of any Event of Default with respect to the Borrower or any Subsidiary Loan Party described in clause (h) or (i) of Article VII.  The Borrower also shall (or shall cause Subsidiary Loan Parties to) deposit cash collateral pursuant to this paragraph as and to the extent required by Section 2.11(b), and any such cash collateral so deposited and held by the Administrative Agent hereunder shall constitute part of the Borrowing Base Amount for purposes of determining compliance with Section 2.11(b).  Each such deposit shall be held by the Administrative Agent as collateral for the payment and performance of the obligations of the Borrower under this Agreement.  The Administrative Agent shall have exclusive dominion and control, including the exclusive right of withdrawal, over such account.  The Administrative Agent shall, at the Borrower’s risk and expense, invest all such deposits in Permitted Investments chosen in the sole discretion of the Administrative Agent after consultation with the Borrower, provided that no consultation shall be required if a Default has occurred and is continuing.  Other than any interest earned in respect of the investment of such deposits, such deposits shall not bear interest.  Interest or profits, if any, on such investments shall accumulate in such account.  Moneys in such account shall be applied by the Administrative Agent to reimburse each Issuing Bank for LC Disbursements for which it has not been reimbursed and, to the extent not so applied,

 

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shall be held for the satisfaction of the reimbursement obligations of the Borrower for the LC Exposure at such time or, if the maturity of the Loans has been accelerated (but subject to (i) the consent of Revolving Lenders with LC Exposure representing greater than 50% of the total LC Exposure and (ii) in the case of any such application at a time when any Revolving Lender is a Defaulting Lender (but only if, after giving effect thereto, the remaining cash collateral shall be less than the aggregate LC Exposure of all the Defaulting Lenders), the consent of each Issuing Bank), be applied to satisfy the Senior Obligations.  If the Borrower is required to provide an amount of cash collateral hereunder as a result of the occurrence of an Event of Default, such amount (to the extent not applied as aforesaid) shall be returned to the Borrower within three Business Days after all Events of Default have been cured or waived (or, during a Cash Sweep Period, paid into the Citibank Concentration Account).  If the Borrower is required to provide an amount of cash collateral hereunder pursuant to Section 2.11(b), such amount (to the extent not applied as aforesaid) shall be returned to the Borrower as and to the extent that, after giving effect to such return, the Borrower would remain in compliance with Section 2.11(b), no Issuing Bank shall have any exposure in respect of any outstanding Letter of Credit that is not fully covered by the Revolving Commitments of the Non-Defaulting Lenders and/or the remaining cash collateral and no Default shall have occurred and be continuing.  Unless and except to the extent that the deposit of cash collateral directly by the Borrower would not result in an obligation to grant a security interest in such cash collateral to the holders of other outstanding Indebtedness of the Borrower, the Borrower will cause Subsidiary Loan Parties to deposit all cash collateral required to be deposited pursuant to this Section 2.05(j) or Section 2.11(b).

 

(k)      Additional Issuing Banks.  The Borrower may, at any time and from time to time with the consent of the Administrative Agent (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld) and such Lender, designate one or more additional Lenders to act as an issuing bank under the terms of this Agreement.  Any Lender designated as an issuing bank pursuant to this clause (k) shall be deemed to be an “Issuing Bank” (in addition to being a Lender) in respect of Letters of Credit issued or to be issued by such Lender, and, with respect to such Letters of Credit, such term shall thereafter apply to the other Issuing Banks and such Lender in its capacity as an Issuing Bank.

 

(l)       Reporting by Issuing Banks to the Administrative Agent.  At the end of each week and otherwise upon request of the Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank shall provide the Administrative Agent with a certificate identifying the Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank and outstanding on such date, the amount and expiration date of each such Letter of Credit, the beneficiary thereof, the amount, if any, drawn under each such Letter of Credit and any other information reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent with respect to such Letters of Credit.  The Administrative Agent shall promptly enter all such information received by it pursuant to this Section 2.05(l) in the Register.

 

(m)     Letters of Credit also may be made available for the account of the Borrower pursuant to any Other Revolving Commitment established by any Loan Modification Agreement or Refinancing Amendment, in each case as provided in such Loan Modification Agreement or Refinancing Amendment.

 

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SECTION 2.06.            Funding of Borrowings.  (a)  Each Lender shall make each Loan to be made by it hereunder on the proposed date thereof by wire transfer of immediately available funds by 12:00 noon, New York City time, to the account of the Administrative Agent most recently designated by it for such purpose by notice to the Lenders; provided that Swingline Loans shall be made as provided in Section 2.04.  The Administrative Agent will make such Loans available to the Borrower by wire transfer, in like funds, to an account designated by the Borrower in the applicable Borrowing Request.  Wire transfers to the Borrower of all Loans (other than Swingline Loans and same-day ABR Revolving Borrowings) shall be made no later than 1:00 p.m., New York City time.  Wire transfers to the Borrower of Swingline Loans and same-day ABR Revolving Borrowings shall be made no later than 4:00 p.m., New York City time.

 

(b)      Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the proposed date of any Borrowing that such Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent such Lender’s share of such Borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such share available on such date in accordance with paragraph (a) of this Section and may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the Borrower a corresponding amount.  In such event, if a Lender has not in fact made its share of the applicable Borrowing available to the Administrative Agent, then the applicable Lender and the Borrower severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to the Borrower to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at (i) in the case of such Lender, the greater of the Federal Funds Effective Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation or (ii) in the case of the Borrower, the interest rate applicable to ABR Revolving Loans.  If such Lender pays such amount to the Administrative Agent, then such amount shall constitute such Lender’s Loan included in such Borrowing.

 

SECTION 2.07.            Interest Elections.  (a)  Each Borrowing initially shall be of the Type specified in the applicable Borrowing Request and, in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing, shall have an initial Interest Period as specified in such Borrowing Request.  Thereafter, the Borrower may elect to convert such Borrowing to a different Type or to continue such Borrowing and, in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing, may elect Interest Periods therefor, all as provided in this Section.  The Borrower may elect different options with respect to different portions of the affected Borrowing, in which case each such portion shall be allocated ratably among the Lenders holding the Loans comprising such Borrowing, and the Loans comprising each such portion shall be considered a separate Borrowing.  This Section shall not apply to Swingline Borrowings, which may not be converted or continued.

 

(b)      To make an election pursuant to this Section, the Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent of such election by telephone by the time that a Borrowing Request would be required to be made under Section 2.03 if the Borrower were requesting a Revolving Borrowing of the Type resulting from such election to be made on the effective date of such election.  Each such telephonic Interest Election Request shall be irrevocable and shall be confirmed promptly by hand delivery or

 

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telecopy to the Administrative Agent of a written Interest Election Request in a form approved by the Administrative Agent and signed by the Borrower.

 

(c)      Each telephonic and written Interest Election Request shall specify the following information in compliance with Section 2.02 and paragraph (f) of this Section:

 

(i) the Borrowing to which such Interest Election Request applies and, if different options are being elected with respect to different portions thereof, the portions thereof to be allocated to each resulting Borrowing (in which case the information to be specified pursuant to clauses (iii) and (iv) below shall be specified for each resulting Borrowing);

 

(ii) the effective date of the election made pursuant to such Interest Election Request, which shall be a Business Day;

 

(iii) whether the resulting Borrowing is to be an ABR Borrowing or a Eurodollar Borrowing; and

 

(iv) if the resulting Borrowing is a Eurodollar Borrowing, the Interest Period to be applicable thereto after giving effect to such election, which shall be a period contemplated by the definition of the term “Interest Period”.

 

If any such Interest Election Request requests a Eurodollar Borrowing but does not specify an Interest Period, then the Borrower shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month’s duration.

 

(d)      Promptly following receipt of an Interest Election Request, the Administrative Agent shall advise each Lender of the details thereof and of such Lender’s portion of each resulting Borrowing.

 

(e)      If the Borrower fails to deliver a timely Interest Election Request with respect to a Eurodollar Borrowing prior to the end of the Interest Period applicable thereto, then, unless such Borrowing is repaid as provided herein, at the end of such Interest Period such Borrowing shall be converted to an ABR Borrowing. Notwithstanding any contrary provision hereof, if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and the Administrative Agent, at the request of the Required Lenders, so notifies the Borrower, then, so long as an Event of Default is continuing (i) no outstanding Borrowing may be converted to or continued as a Eurodollar Borrowing and (ii) unless repaid, each Eurodollar Borrowing shall be converted to an ABR Borrowing at the end of the Interest Period applicable thereto.

 

(f)       A Revolving Borrowing, Other Revolving Borrowing or Term Borrowing may not be converted to or continued as a Eurodollar Borrowing if after giving effect thereto the Interest Period therefor would end after the maturity date for such Class.

 

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SECTION 2.08.            Termination and Reduction of Commitments.  (a)  Unless previously terminated in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, (i) the Revolving Commitments shall terminate on the Revolving Maturity Date and (ii) the Tranche 6 Term Commitments shall terminate at 5:00 p.m., New York City time on the 2013 Restatement Effective Date.

 

(b)      The Borrower may at any time terminate, or from time to time reduce, the Commitments of any Class; provided that (i) each reduction of the Commitments of any Class shall be in an amount that is an integral multiple of $1,000,000 and not less than $5,000,000 and (ii) the Borrower shall not terminate or reduce (A) the Revolving Commitments if, after giving effect to any concurrent prepayment of the Revolving Loans in accordance with Section 2.11, the total Revolving Exposures would exceed the total Revolving Commitments or (B) except as otherwise provided in the applicable Refinancing Amendment or Loan Modification Agreement, the Other Revolving Commitments of any Class if, after giving effect to any concurrent repayment of the Other Revolving Loans of such Class, the Other Revolving Exposures of such Class would exceed the Other Revolving Commitments of such Class.

 

(c)      The Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent of any election to terminate or reduce the Commitments under paragraph (b) of this Section at least one Business Day prior to the effective date of such termination or reduction, specifying such election and the effective date thereof.  Promptly following receipt of any such notice, the Administrative Agent shall advise the Lenders of the contents thereof.  Each notice delivered by the Borrower pursuant to this Section shall be irrevocable; provided that a notice of voluntary termination or reduction of the Revolving Commitments delivered by the Borrower may state that such notice is conditioned upon the effectiveness of other credit facilities or other financings, in which case such notice may be revoked by the Borrower (by notice to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the specified effective date) if such condition is not satisfied.  Any termination or reduction of the Commitments of any Class shall be permanent.  Each reduction of the Commitments of any Class shall be made ratably among the Lenders in accordance with their Commitments of such Class.

 

(d)      Reductions and terminations of any Other Revolving Commitments shall be as provided for in the applicable Refinancing Amendment or Loan Modification Agreement.

 

SECTION 2.09.            Repayment of Loans; Evidence of Indebtedness.  (a)  The Borrower hereby unconditionally promises to pay (i) to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Lender the then unpaid principal amount of each Revolving Loan of such Lender on the Revolving Maturity Date, (ii) to the Swingline Lender the then unpaid principal amount of each Swingline Loan on the earlier of (A) the Revolving Maturity Date and (B) the date that is seven days after the date on which such Swingline Loan was made; provided that on each date that a Revolving Borrowing is made, the Borrower shall repay all Swingline Loans that were outstanding on the date such Borrowing was requested, (iii) to the Administrative Agent for the

 

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account of each Tranche 6 Term Lender the then unpaid principal amount of the Tranche 6 Term Loan of such Lender as provided in Section 2.10 and (iv) to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Other Term Lender with Other Term Loans of any Class the then unpaid principal amount of the Other Term Loans of such Lender of such Class as provided in the applicable Refinancing Amendment or Loan Modification Agreement.

 

(b)      Each Lender shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice an account or accounts evidencing the Indebtedness of the Borrower to such Lender resulting from each Loan made by such Lender, including the amounts of principal and interest payable and paid to such Lender from time to time under this Agreement.

 

(c)      The Administrative Agent shall maintain accounts in which it shall record (i) the amount of each Loan made hereunder, the Class and Type thereof and the Interest Period, if any, applicable thereto, (ii) the amount of any principal or interest due and payable or to become due and payable from the Borrower to each Lender hereunder and (iii) the amount of any sum received by the Administrative Agent hereunder for the account of the Lenders and each Lender’s share thereof.

 

(d)      The entries made in the accounts maintained pursuant to paragraph (b) or (c) of this Section shall be prima facie evidence of the existence and amounts of the obligations recorded therein; provided that the failure of any Lender or the Administrative Agent to maintain such accounts or any error therein shall not in any manner affect the obligation of the Borrower to repay the Loans in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

 

(e)      Any Lender may request that Loans of any Class made by it be evidenced by a promissory note.  In such event, the Borrower shall prepare, execute and deliver to such Lender a promissory note payable to such Lender (or, if requested by such Lender, to such Lender and its registered assigns) and in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A-1 or A-2, as applicable, or in such other form approved by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower.  Thereafter, the Loans evidenced by such promissory note and interest thereon shall at all times (including after assignment pursuant to Section 9.04) be represented by one or more promissory notes in such form payable to the payee named therein (or, if such promissory note is a registered note, to such payee and its registered assigns).

 

SECTION 2.10.            Amortization and Repayment of Term Loans.  (a)  [Intentionally omitted].

 

(b)      The Borrower shall repay to the Administrative Agent for the ratable account of the Tranche 6 Term Lenders 0.25% of the initial aggregate principal amount of the Tranche 6 Term Loans on the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December, commencing on June 30, 2013 (which installments shall be reduced as a result of the application of prepayments in accordance with the order of priority set forth in paragraph (d) of this Section).

 

(c)      To the extent not previously paid, all Tranche 6 Term Loans shall be due and payable on the Tranche 6 Term Maturity Date.

 

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(d)      Any prepayment of a Tranche 6 Term Borrowing or (except as otherwise provided in the applicable Refinancing Amendment or Loan Modification Agreement) an Other Term Borrowing pursuant to Section 2.11(b), (c) or (d) shall be applied to reduce the subsequent scheduled repayments of such Borrowings to be made pursuant to this Section as follows: first, in order of their maturity for the next fiscal year after such prepayment and second, to the extent of any excess, on a pro rata basis to the remaining scheduled repayments.

 

(e)      Prior to any repayment of any Term Borrowing hereunder, the Borrower shall select the Borrowing or Borrowings to be repaid and shall notify the Administrative Agent by telephone (confirmed by telecopy) of such selection not later than 11:00 a.m., New York City time, three Business Days before the scheduled date of such repayment.  Each repayment of a Borrowing shall be applied ratably to the Loans included in the repaid Borrowing.  Repayments of Term Borrowings shall be accompanied by accrued interest on the amount repaid.

 

(f)       Following any conversion or exchange of any Affected Class of Term Loans pursuant to Section 9.19, the amortization schedule set forth above or in the applicable Refinancing Amendment for such Affected Class will be deemed modified by eliminating pro rata from each of the remaining scheduled amortization payments for such Class an aggregate amount equal to the principal amount of Term Loans of Accepting Lenders of such Affected Class that accepted the related Loan Modification Offer.

 

SECTION 2.11.            Prepayment of Loans.  (a)  The Borrower shall have the right, at any time and from time to time, to prepay any Borrowing in whole or in part, subject to the requirements of this Section; provided, however, that any partial prepayment made pursuant to this Section 2.11(a) shall be in a principal amount that is a multiple of $1,000,000 and not less than $5,000,000 (except in the case of any Other Term Borrowing or Other Revolving Borrowing, to the extent provided in the applicable Refinancing Amendment or Loan Modification Agreement).

 

(b)      (i)  In the event and on each date that the sum of (A) the total Revolving Exposures on such date, (B) the outstanding Tranche 6 Term Loans on such date, (C) the outstanding Other Term Loans on such date, (D) the Other Revolving Exposures on such Date and (E) the Additional Senior Debt on such date exceed the then-current Borrowing Base Amount, the Borrower shall on each such date apply an amount equal to such excess as follows: first, to prepay Revolving Borrowings or Swingline Loans (and/or Other Revolving Borrowings or swingline loans relating to Other Revolving Commitments), second, to the extent of any remaining excess or, if no Revolving Borrowings or Swingline Loans (or Other Revolving Borrowings or swingline loans relating to Other Revolving Commitments) are outstanding, to make a deposit in a cash collateral account maintained by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.05(j) to be held as security for the Borrower’s obligations in respect of Letters of Credit (and/or letters of credit relating to Other Revolving Commitments) and third, to the extent of any remaining excess, to prepay Term Borrowings (including Other Term

 

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Borrowings) on a pro rata basis (determined based upon the sum of the outstanding Term Loans at such time).

 

(ii)  In the event and on each date that the total Revolving Exposures exceed the total Revolving Commitments, the Borrower shall on such date apply an amount equal to such excess first, to prepay Revolving Borrowings or Swingline Borrowings and second, to the extent of any remaining excess, or if no Revolving Borrowings or Swingline Loans are outstanding, to a cash collateral account maintained by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.05(j) to be held as security for the Borrower’s obligations in respect of Letters of Credit.

 

(c)      In the event and on each occasion that any Net Proceeds are received by or on behalf of the Borrower or any Subsidiary in respect of any Prepayment Event, the Borrower shall, within three Business Days after such Net Proceeds are received, prepay Tranche 6 Term Borrowings and Other Term Borrowings of each Class, on a pro rata basis, in an aggregate amount equal to 100% of the Net Proceeds resulting from such Prepayment Event; provided that if at the time any (x) Net Proceeds resulting from prepayment events described in clause (a) of the definition of the term “Prepayment Events” are received and the Revolver Availability is less than $900,000,000 or (y) Net Proceeds resulting from any Prepayment Event are received during a Cash Sweep Period, such Net Proceeds will be applied as follows: first, to prepay Revolving Borrowings, Other Revolving Borrowings or Swingline Loans and second, to the extent of any remaining excess, to prepay Tranche 6 Term Borrowings and Other Term Borrowings of each Class, on a pro rata basis; provided further that, in the case of any Prepayment Event described in clause (a) or (b) of the definition of the term “Prepayment Event”, (x) the Borrower may reserve and apply a portion of the Net Proceeds received by or on behalf of the Borrower or any Subsidiary in respect of such Prepayment Event (excluding any portion of such Net Proceeds applied to prepay Revolving Borrowings, Other Revolving Borrowings or Swingline Loans pursuant to clause “first” above) to prepay or repurchase Permitted First Priority Debt, on or prior to the date on which the Applicable Senior Debt Document requires such prepayment or repurchase to have been made, to the extent such Additional Senior Debt Document requires the issuer of such Permitted First Priority Debt to prepay or make an offer to prepay or purchase such Permitted First Priority Debt with the proceeds of such Prepayment Event, in each case in an amount not to exceed the product of (1) the amount of such Net Proceeds multiplied by (2) a fraction, the numerator of which is the outstanding principal amount of the Permitted First Priority Debt with respect to which such a requirement to prepay or make an offer to prepay or purchase exists and the denominator of which is the sum of the outstanding principal amount of all such Permitted First Priority Debt and the outstanding principal amount of all Term Loans; provided that, to the extent that the amount so reserved is not so applied to prepay or purchase Permitted First Priority Debt on or prior to the date on which the Applicable Senior Debt Document requires such prepayment or repurchase to have been made, the remaining amount not so applied shall be applied in accordance with this Section 2.11(c) (without giving effect to this clause (x)) and (y) if the Borrower shall elect to apply the Net Proceeds from such event (or a portion thereof specified in such certificate), within 365 days after receipt of such Net Proceeds, to acquire real property, equipment or other tangible assets to be used in the business of the Borrower and the

 

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Subsidiaries, and certifying that no Default has occurred and is continuing, then no prepayment shall be required pursuant to this paragraph in respect of the Net Proceeds in respect of such event (or the portion of such Net Proceeds specified in such certificate, if applicable), except to the extent of any such Net Proceeds therefrom that have not been so applied by the end of such 365 day period, at which time a prepayment shall be required in an amount equal to such Net Proceeds that have not been so applied.

 

(d)      Following the end of each fiscal year of the Borrower, the Borrower shall prepay Tranche 6 Term Borrowings and Other Term Borrowings of each Class, on a pro rata basis, in an aggregate amount equal to (i) if on the last day of such fiscal year the Leverage Ratio is greater than or equal to 4.50 to 1.00, 50% of the Excess Cash Flow for such fiscal year, (ii) if on the last day of such fiscal year the Leverage Ratio is greater than or equal to 4.00 to 1.00 but less than 4.50 to 1.00, 25% of the Excess Cash Flow for such fiscal year and (iii) if on the last day of such fiscal year the Leverage Ratio is less than 4.00 to 1.00, 0% of the Excess Cash Flow for such fiscal year.  Each prepayment pursuant to this paragraph shall be made on or before the date on which financial statements are delivered pursuant to Section 5.01 with respect to the fiscal year for which Excess Cash Flow is being calculated (and in any event within 90 days after the end of such fiscal year); provided that no such prepayment shall be required to be made pursuant to this Agreement with respect to Excess Cash Flow for the fiscal year ended March 2, 2013.

 

(e)      Prior to any optional or mandatory prepayment of Borrowings hereunder, the Borrower shall select the Borrowing or Borrowings to be prepaid and shall specify such selection in the notice of such prepayment pursuant to paragraph (f) of this Section.

 

(f)       The Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent (and, in the case of prepayment of a Swingline Loan, the Swingline Lender) by telephone (confirmed by telecopy) of any prepayment hereunder (i) in the case of prepayment of a Eurodollar Borrowing, not later than 11:00 a.m., New York City time, three Business Days before the date of prepayment, (ii) in the case of prepayment of an ABR Borrowing, not later than 11:00 a.m., New York City time, one Business Day before the date of prepayment or (iii) in the case of prepayment of a Swingline Loan, not later than 12:00 noon, New York City time, on the date of prepayment.  Each such notice shall be irrevocable and shall specify the prepayment date, the Borrowings to be prepaid and the principal amount of each Borrowing or portion thereof to be prepaid and, in the case of a mandatory prepayment, a reasonably detailed calculation of the amount of such prepayment; provided that a notice of optional prepayment delivered by the Borrower pursuant to this Section may state that it is conditioned on the effectiveness of other credit facilities or other financing, in which case such notice may be revoked by the Borrower (by notice to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the specified effective date) if such condition is not satisfied.  Promptly following receipt of any such notice (other than a notice relating solely to Swingline Loans), the Administrative Agent shall advise the Lenders of the contents thereof.  Each partial prepayment of any Borrowing shall be in an amount that would be permitted in the case of an advance of a Borrowing of the same Type as provided in Section 2.02, except as necessary to apply fully the required amount of a

 

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mandatory prepayment.  Each prepayment of a Borrowing shall be applied ratably to the Loans included in the prepaid Borrowing.  Prepayments shall be accompanied by accrued interest to the extent required by Section 2.13.

 

(g)      All prepayments of Tranche 6 Term Loans effected on or prior to the date that is six months after the 2013 Restatement Effective Date with the proceeds of a substantially concurrent incurrence of new loans or other Indebtedness incurred for the primary purpose of repaying, refinancing or replacing the Tranche 6 Term Loans, in whole or in part (such new loans or Indebtedness, “Tranche 6 Refinancing Indebtedness”), and having an initial yield (calculated as (a) the applicable rate of such Tranche 6 Refinancing Indebtedness (increased by the amount that any applicable “LIBOR floor” of such Indebtedness exceeds the Adjusted LIBO Rate for a one-month interest period on the date of incurrence of such Indebtedness) plus (b) an amount equal to (i) the sum of all upfront fees and original issue discount in respect of such Tranche 6 Refinancing Indebtedness, expressed as a percentage of the face amount of such Indebtedness, divided by (ii) the lesser of (A) the actual weighted average life to maturity of such Tranche 6 Refinancing Indebtedness and (B) four) that is less than the yield then applicable to the Tranche 6 Term Loans (calculated in the manner set forth above) shall be accompanied by a prepayment fee equal to 1.00% of the aggregate principal amount of such prepayment.  Such fee shall be paid by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Tranche 6 Term Lenders, on the date of such prepayment.

 

SECTION 2.12.            Fees.  (a)  The Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Lender a commitment fee, which shall accrue at the Applicable Rate per annum on the daily unused amount of the Revolving Commitment of such Lender during the period from and including the Original Restatement Effective Date to but excluding the date on which such Commitment terminates.  Accrued commitment fees shall be payable in arrears on the last day of March, June, September and December of each year and on the date on which the Revolving Commitments terminate, commencing on the first such date to occur after the Original Restatement Effective Date.  All commitment fees shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days and shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day).  For purposes of computing commitment fees pursuant to this Section 2.12(a), a Revolving Commitment of a Lender shall be deemed to be used to the extent of the outstanding Revolving Loans and LC Exposure of such Lender (and the Swingline Exposure of such Lender shall be disregarded for such purpose).

 

(b)      The Borrower agrees to pay (i) to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Lender a participation fee with respect to its participations in Letters of Credit, which shall accrue at the same Applicable Rate as in effect from time to time for interest on Eurodollar Revolving Loans on the daily amount of such Lender’s LC Exposure (excluding any portion thereof attributable to unreimbursed LC Disbursements) during the period from and including the Original Restatement Effective Date to but excluding the later of the date on which such Lender’s Revolving Commitment terminates and the date on which such Lender ceases to have any LC Exposure, and (ii) to each Issuing Bank a fronting fee, which shall accrue at the rate of 0.25% per annum on

 

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the daily outstanding amount of such Issuing Bank’s Letters of Credit during the period from and including the Original Restatement Effective Date to but excluding the later of the date of termination of the Revolving Commitments and the date on which there ceases to be any LC Exposure, as well as such Issuing Bank’s standard fees with respect to the issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit or processing of drawings thereunder.  Participation fees and fronting fees accrued through and including the last day of March, June, September and December of each year shall be payable on the third Business Day following such last day, commencing on the first such date to occur after the Original Restatement Effective Date; provided that all such fees shall be payable on the date on which the Revolving Commitments terminate and any such fees accruing after the date on which the Revolving Commitments terminate shall be payable on demand.  Any other fees payable to an Issuing Bank pursuant to this paragraph shall be payable within 10 days after demand.  All participation fees and fronting fees shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days and shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day).

 

(c)      The Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent and the Collateral Agent, for their own accounts, fees payable in the amounts and at the times separately agreed upon between the Borrower and the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent, as the case may be.

 

(d)      All fees payable hereunder shall be paid on the dates due, in immediately available funds, to the Administrative Agent (or to the relevant Issuing Bank, in the case of fees payable to it) for distribution, in the case of commitment fees and participation fees, to the Lenders entitled thereto.  Fees paid shall not be refundable under any circumstances.

 

(e)      The fees to be paid in respect of Other Revolving Commitments and any Letters of Credit issued pursuant to any Other Revolving Commitments shall be as set forth in the Refinancing Amendment or Loan Modification Agreement relating thereto.

 

SECTION 2.13.            Interest.  (a)  The Loans comprising each ABR Borrowing (including each Swingline Loan) shall bear interest at the Alternate Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate.

 

(b)      The Loans comprising each Eurodollar Borrowing shall bear interest at the Adjusted LIBO Rate for the Interest Period in effect for such Borrowing plus the Applicable Rate.

 

(c)      Notwithstanding the foregoing, upon the occurrence and during the continuation of an Event of Default, at the option of the Administrative Agent or at the request of the Required Lenders, the Borrower shall pay interest on all of the Senior Loan Obligations to but excluding the date of actual payment, after as well as before judgment, (i) in the case of principal, at a rate per annum equal to 2% plus the rate otherwise applicable to such Loan as provided in the preceding paragraphs of this Section and (ii) in

 

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the case of any other amount, at a rate per annum equal to 2% plus the rate applicable to ABR Revolving Loans as provided in paragraph (a) of this Section.

 

(d)      Accrued interest on each Loan shall be payable in arrears on each Interest Payment Date for such Loan and (i) in the case of Term Loans of any Class, on the maturity date for the Term Loans of such Class and, (ii) in the case of Revolving Loans or Other Revolving Loans, the earlier of the maturity date for such Class of Loans and the date on which all Revolving Commitments or Other Revolving Commitments of such Class, as the case may be, are terminated; provided that (i) interest accrued pursuant to paragraph (c) of this Section shall be payable on demand, (ii) in the event of any repayment or prepayment of any Loan (other than a prepayment of an ABR Revolving Loan or ABR Other Revolving Loan prior to the end of the Revolving Availability Period or the applicable Other Revolving Availability Period), accrued interest on the principal amount repaid or prepaid shall be payable on the date of such repayment or prepayment and (iii) in the event of any conversion of any Eurodollar Loan prior to the end of the current Interest Period therefor, accrued interest on such Loan shall be payable on the effective date of such conversion, together with any amounts due and payable pursuant to Section 2.16.

 

(e)      All interest hereunder shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days, except that interest computed by reference to the Alternate Base Rate at times when the Alternate Base Rate is based on the Citibank Base Rate shall be computed on the basis of a year of 365 days (or 366 days in a leap year), and in each case shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day).  The applicable Alternate Base Rate or Adjusted LIBO Rate shall be determined by the Administrative Agent, and such determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

 

SECTION 2.14.            Alternate Rate of Interest.  If prior to the commencement of any Interest Period for a Eurodollar Borrowing:

 

(a)      the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) that adequate and reasonable means do not exist for ascertaining the Adjusted LIBO Rate for such Interest Period; or

 

(b)      the Administrative Agent is advised by the Required Lenders that the Adjusted LIBO Rate for such Interest Period will not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of making or maintaining their Loans included in such Borrowing for such Interest Period;

 

then the Administrative Agent shall give notice thereof to the Borrower and the Lenders by telephone or telecopy as promptly as practicable thereafter and, until the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower and the Lenders that the circumstances giving rise to such notice no longer exist, (i) any Interest Election Request that requests the conversion of any Borrowing to, or continuation of any Borrowing as, a Eurodollar Borrowing shall be ineffective and (ii) if any Borrowing Request requests a Eurodollar Borrowing, such Borrowing shall be made as an ABR Borrowing.

 

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SECTION 2.15.            Increased Costs.  (a)  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 by, any Lender (except any such reserve requirement reflected in the Adjusted LIBO Rate) or any Issuing Bank; or

 

(ii) impose on any Lender or any Issuing Bank or the London interbank market any other condition affecting this Agreement or Eurodollar 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 Eurodollar Loan (or of maintaining its obligation to make any such Loan) or to increase the cost to such Lender or such Issuing Bank of participating in, issuing or maintaining any Letter of Credit or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by such Lender or such Issuing Bank hereunder (whether of principal, interest or otherwise), then the Borrower will pay to such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, for such additional costs incurred or reduction suffered.

 

(b)      If any Lender or any Issuing Bank determines that any Change in Law regarding capital requirements or liquidity has or would have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s capital or on the capital of such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s holding company, if any, as a consequence of this Agreement or the Loans made by, or participations in Letters of Credit held by, such Lender, or the Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank, to a level below that which such Lender or such Issuing Bank or such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s holding company could have achieved but for such Change in Law (taking into consideration such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s policies and the policies of such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s holding company with respect to capital or liquidity adequacy), then from time to time the Borrower will pay to such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or such Issuing Bank or such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s holding company for any such reduction suffered.  Each Lender will promptly notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent of any event of which it has knowledge that will entitle such Lender to compensation pursuant to this Section 2.15; provided that the failure to provide such notification will not affect such Lender’s rights to compensation hereunder.

 

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

 

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(d)      Failure or delay on the part of any Lender or any Issuing Bank to demand compensation pursuant to this Section shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s right to demand such compensation; provided that the Borrower shall not be required to compensate a Lender or an Issuing Bank pursuant to this Section for any increased costs or reductions incurred more than 270 days prior to the date that such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, notifies the Borrower of the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions and of such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s intention to claim compensation therefor; provided further that, if the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions is retroactive, then the 270-day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof.

 

SECTION 2.16.            Break Funding Payments.  In the event of (a) the payment of any principal of any Eurodollar Loan other than on the last day of an Interest Period applicable thereto (including as a result of an Event of Default), (b) the conversion of any Eurodollar Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto, (c) the failure to borrow, convert, continue or prepay any Eurodollar Loan on the date specified in any notice delivered pursuant hereto (regardless of whether such notice may be revoked under Section 2.11(f) and is revoked in accordance therewith), or (d) the assignment of any Eurodollar Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto as a result of a request by the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.19, then, in any such event, the Borrower shall compensate each Lender for the loss, cost and expense attributable to such event.  In the case of a Eurodollar Loan, such loss, cost or expense to any Lender shall be deemed to consist of an amount determined by such Lender to be the excess, if any, of (i) the amount of interest which would have accrued on the principal amount of such Loan had such event not occurred, at the Adjusted LIBO Rate that would have been applicable to such Loan, for the period from the date of such event to the last day of the then current Interest Period therefor (or, in the case of a failure to borrow, convert or continue, for the period that would have been the Interest Period for such Loan), over (ii) the amount of interest which would accrue on such principal amount for such period at the interest rate which such Lender would bid were it to bid, at the commencement of such period, for dollar deposits of a comparable amount and period from other banks in the eurodollar market.  A certificate of any Lender setting forth any amount or amounts that such Lender is entitled to receive pursuant to this Section shall be delivered to the Borrower and shall be conclusive absent manifest error.  The Borrower shall pay such Lender the amount shown as due on any such certificate within 10 days after receipt thereof.

 

SECTION 2.17.            Taxes.  (a)  Any and all payments by or on account of any obligation of the Borrower hereunder or under any other Senior Loan Document shall be made free and clear of and without deduction for any Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes; provided that if the Borrower shall be required to deduct any Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes from such payments, then (i) the sum payable shall be increased as necessary so that after making all required deductions (including deductions applicable to additional sums payable under this Section) the Agent, Lender or Issuing Bank (as the case may be) receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deductions been made, (ii) the Borrower shall make such deductions and (iii) the

 

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Borrower shall pay the full amount deducted to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law.

 

(b)      In addition, the Borrower shall pay any Other Taxes to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law.

 

(c)      The Borrower shall indemnify the Administrative Agent, each Lender and each Issuing Bank, within 10 days after written demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes paid by the Administrative Agent, such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, on or with respect to any payment by or on account of any obligation of the Borrower hereunder or under any other Senior Loan Document (including Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section) and any penalties, interest and reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes or Other 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 Borrower by a Lender or an Issuing Bank, or by the Administrative Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender or an Issuing Bank, shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

 

(d)      As soon as practicable after any payment of Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes by the Borrower to a Governmental Authority, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of the return reporting such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

(e)      Any Foreign Lender that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding tax under the law of the jurisdiction in which the Borrower is located, or any treaty to which such jurisdiction is a party, with respect to payments under this Agreement shall deliver to the Borrower (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), at the time or times prescribed by applicable law, such properly completed and executed documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrower as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate, provided that such Foreign Lender has received written notice from the Borrower advising it of the availability of such exemption or reduction and supplying all applicable documentation.

 

(f)       If a payment made to a Lender under any Senior Loan Document (or a payment made to a Participant pursuant to a participation granted by any Lender) would be subject to U.S. Federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender (or Participant) 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 Borrower and the Administrative Agent (or, in the case of a Participant, to the Lender who granted the participation only) at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent (or, in the case of a Participant, the Lender who granted the participation) such documentation prescribed by applicable law (including as prescribed

 

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by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent (or, in the case of a Participant, the Lender who granted the participation) as may be necessary for the Borrower 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.  Each Lender (or Participant) agrees that if any form or certification it previously delivered expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect, it shall update such form or certification or promptly notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (or, in the case of a Participant, the Lender who granted the participation) in writing of its legal inability to do so.  Solely for purposes of this paragraph (f), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.

 

SECTION 2.18.            Payments Generally; Pro Rata Treatment; Sharing of Setoffs.  (a)  The Borrower shall make each payment required to be made by it hereunder or under any other Senior Loan Document (whether of principal, interest, fees or reimbursement of LC Disbursements, or of amounts payable under Section 2.15, 2.16 or 2.17, or otherwise) prior to the time expressly required hereunder or under such other Senior Loan Document for such payment (or, if no such time is expressly required, prior to 2:00 p.m., New York City time), on the date when due, in immediately available funds, without setoff or counterclaim.  Any amounts received after such time on any date may, in the discretion of the Administrative Agent, be deemed to have been received on the next succeeding Business Day for purposes of calculating interest thereon.  All such payments shall be made to the Administrative Agent at its offices at 388 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013, except payments to be made directly to an Issuing Bank or Swingline Lender as expressly provided herein and except that payments pursuant to Sections 2.15, 2.16, 2.17 and 9.03 shall be made directly to the Persons entitled thereto and payments pursuant to other Senior Loan Documents shall be made to the Persons specified therein.  The Administrative Agent shall distribute any such payments received by it for the account of any other Person to the appropriate recipient promptly following receipt thereof.  If any payment under any Senior Loan Document shall be due on a day that is not a Business Day, the date for payment shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day, and, in the case of any payment accruing interest, interest thereon shall be payable for the period of such extension.  All payments under each Senior Loan Document shall be made in dollars.

 

(b)      If at any time insufficient funds are received by and available to the Administrative Agent to pay fully all amounts of principal, unreimbursed LC Disbursements, interest and fees then due hereunder, such funds shall be applied (i) first, towards payment of interest and fees then due hereunder, ratably among the parties entitled thereto in accordance with the amounts of interest and fees then due to such parties, and (ii) second, towards payment of principal and unreimbursed LC Disbursements then due hereunder, ratably among the parties entitled thereto in accordance with the amounts of principal and unreimbursed LC Disbursements then due to such parties.

 

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(c)      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 its Loans or participations in LC Disbursements or Swingline Loans resulting in such Lender receiving payment of a greater proportion of the aggregate amount of its Loans and participations in LC Disbursements and Swingline Loans and accrued interest thereon than the proportion received by any other Lender, then the Lender receiving such greater proportion shall purchase (for cash at face value) participations in the Loans and participations in LC Disbursements and Swingline Loans of other Lenders to the extent necessary so that the benefit of all such payments shall be shared by the Lenders ratably in accordance with the aggregate relative amounts of principal of and accrued interest on their Loans and participations in LC Disbursements and Swingline Loans; provided that (i) if any such participations are purchased and all or any portion of the payment giving rise thereto is recovered, such participations shall be rescinded and the purchase price restored to the extent of such recovery, without interest, and (ii) the provisions of this paragraph shall not be construed to apply to any payment made by the Borrower pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement or any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment of or sale of a participation in any of its Loans or participations in LC Disbursements to any assignee or participant, other than to the Borrower or any Subsidiary or Affiliate thereof (as to which the provisions of this paragraph shall apply).  The Borrower 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 the Borrower rights of setoff and counterclaim with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were a direct creditor of the Borrower in the amount of such participation.

 

(d)      Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from the Borrower prior to the date on which any payment is due to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders or the Issuing Bank hereunder that the Borrower will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that the Borrower has made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may, in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to the Lenders or an Issuing Bank, as the case may be, the amount due.  In such event, if the Borrower has not in fact made such payment, then each of the Lenders or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, severally agrees to repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand the amount so distributed to such Lender or such Issuing Bank 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 Effective Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.

 

(e)      If any Lender shall fail to make any payment required to be made by it pursuant to Section 2.04(d), 2.05(d) or (e), 2.06(b), 2.18(d) or 9.03(c), then the Administrative Agent may, in its discretion (notwithstanding any contrary provision hereof), apply any amounts thereafter received by the Administrative Agent for the account of such Lender to satisfy such Lender’s obligations under such Sections until all such unsatisfied obligations are fully paid.

 

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SECTION 2.19.            Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders. (a)  If any Lender requests compensation under Section 2.15, or if the Borrower is required to pay any additional amount to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 2.17, then such Lender shall 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, such designation or assignment (i) would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 2.15 or 2.17, as the case may be, in the future and (ii) would not subject such Lender to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be disadvantageous to such Lender.  The Borrower hereby agrees to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender in connection with any such designation or assignment.

 

(b)      If (i) any Lender requests compensation under Section 2.15, (ii) the Borrower is required to pay any additional amount to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 2.17, (iii) any Lender has become a Defaulting Lender or (iv) any Lender refuses to consent to any amendment or waiver of any Senior Loan Document requested by the Borrower that requires the consent of all Lenders, and such amendment or waiver is consented to by the Supermajority Lenders, then the Borrower may, at its sole expense and effort, upon notice to such Lender and the Administrative Agent, require such Lender to assign and delegate, without recourse (in accordance with and subject to the restrictions contained in Section 9.04), all its interests, rights and obligations under this Agreement to an assignee that shall assume such obligations (which assignee may be another Lender, if a Lender accepts such assignment); provided that (i) the Borrower shall have received the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent (and, if a Revolving Commitment is being assigned, the Issuing Banks and the Swingline Lender), which consent shall not unreasonably be withheld, (ii) such Lender shall have received payment of an amount equal to the outstanding principal of its Loans and participations in LC Disbursements and Swingline Loans, accrued interest thereon, accrued fees and all other amounts payable to it hereunder, from the assignee (to the extent of such outstanding principal and accrued interest and fees) or the Borrower (in the case of all other amounts) and (iii) in the case of any such assignment resulting from a claim for compensation under Section 2.15 or payments required to be made pursuant to Section 2.17, such assignment will result in a material reduction in such compensation or payments.  A Lender shall not be required to make any such assignment and delegation if, prior thereto, as a result of a waiver by such Lender or otherwise, the circumstances entitling the Borrower to require such  assignment and delegation cease to apply.

 

SECTION 2.20.            Adjustments to Borrowing Base Advance Rates. (a)  As of the 2013 Restatement Effective Date, (i) the Accounts Receivable Advance Rate will be 85%, (ii) the Pharmaceutical Inventory Advance Rate will be 90%, (iii) the Other Inventory Advance Rate will be 90%, (iv) the Scripts List Advance Rate will be 30% and (v) the Credit Card Receivable Advance Rate will be 85%.

 

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Advance Rate or the Credit Card Receivable Advance Rate above that would result in any rate in excess of the initially applicable rate set forth in Section 2.20(a) will in each case require the consent of all the Lenders.

 

(c)      The Borrowing Base Agent, in the exercise of its commercially reasonable judgment to reflect Borrowing Base Factors, may (i) reduce the Accounts Receivable Advance Rate, the Pharmaceutical Inventory Advance Rate, the Other Inventory Advance Rate, the Script Lists Advance Rate and the Credit Card Receivable Advance Rate from time to time and (ii) thereafter increase such rate to a rate not in excess of the applicable rate set forth in Section 2.20(a).

 

(d)      The Administrative Agent will give prompt written notice to the Borrower and the Lenders of any adjustments effected pursuant to this Section 2.20.

 

(e)      Notwithstanding anything herein or in any other Senior Loan Document to the contrary, any waiver, amendment or modification to (i) the definition of “Borrowing Base Amount”, “Borrowing Base Factors”, “Estimated Borrowing Base Amount”, “Accounts Receivable Advance Rate”, “Pharmaceutical Inventory Advance Rate”, “Other Inventory Advance Rate”, “Script Lists Advance Rate”, “Credit Card Receivable Advance Rate”, “Eligible Accounts Receivable”, “Eligible Credit Card Accounts Receivable”, “Eligible Inventory”, “Eligible Other Inventory Value”, “Eligible Pharmaceutical Inventory Value”, “Eligible Script Lists”, “Eligible Script Lists Value”, “Account”, “Credit Card Accounts Receivable”, “Other Inventory”, “Net Orderly Liquidation Rate” or “Pharmaceutical Inventory”, (ii) the definition of “Revolver Availability” or the calculation thereof pursuant to Section 2.01(a) or Section 2.11(b), the calculation of availability for Swingline Loans, including as set forth under Section 2.04(a), or the calculation of availability for the issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of any Letters of Credit, including as set forth in Section 2.05(b), in each case that would have the effect of increasing either (A) the Borrowing Base Amount or (B) the aggregate amount of Loans, Revolving Exposures, Other Revolving Exposures and Additional Senior Debt that may be outstanding relative to the Borrowing Base Amount, (iii) Section 5.16, Section 6.15 or Section 9.15, (iv) the cash management arrangements set forth in the Senior Subsidiary Security Agreement, including as set forth in Schedule 3 thereto, in the case of each of clauses (i) through (iv) will require the consent of each Person constituting a “Borrowing Base Agent”.  This Section 2.20(e) may not be amended, modified or waived without the prior written consent of the Borrowing Base Agent.

 

SECTION 2.21.            Incremental Loans.  At any time after the 2013 Restatement Effective Date prior to the Latest Maturity Date, the Borrower may, by notice to the Administrative Agent (which shall promptly deliver a copy to each of the Lenders), request the addition to this Agreement of (i) an incremental revolving credit facility, (ii) Incremental Securitization Refinancing Facilities (as defined below) in the form of a new tranche of term loans or an incremental revolving credit facility, or (iii)  one or more new tranches of term loans constituting Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of Existing Additional Senior Debt or Permitted First Priority Debt (an “Incremental Senior Debt Refinancing Facility”), or any combination thereof (the “Incremental

 

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Facilities”); provided, however, that both (x) at the time of any such request and (y) upon the effectiveness of any such Incremental Facility, no Default shall exist and the Borrower shall, if a Financial Covenant Effectiveness Period is then occurring, be in compliance with Section 6.12 (calculated, in the case of clause (y), on a pro forma basis to give effect to (1) any borrowing under the Incremental Facility, (2) any substantially simultaneous repayments of Revolving Loans, Other Revolving Loans or Existing Additional Senior Debt,  and (3) in the case of any Incremental Securitization Refinancing Facility, any substantially simultaneous repayments or repurchases of Third Party Interests or Indebtedness incurred under Section 6.01(a)(xvi)(A) (and the related repurchases of Securitization Assets and cessation of future purchases of Securitization Assets)).  The Incremental Facilities shall (i) in the case of any incremental revolving credit facilities, be in an aggregate principal amount (excluding the aggregate principal amount of Incremental Securitization Refinancing Facilities) not in excess of $500,000,000, (ii) rank pari passu in right of payment and of security with the other Loans, (iii) if such Incremental Facility is a term loan facility, amortize in a manner, and be subject to mandatory prepayments (if any) on terms, acceptable to the Agents, and mature no earlier than the Tranche 6 Term Loan Maturity Date, (iv) bear interest at the market interest rate, as determined at the time such Incremental Facility becomes effective, (v) have such other pricing as may be agreed by the Borrower and the Administrative Agent and (vi) otherwise be treated hereunder no more favorably than, in the case of revolving facilities, the Revolving Loans and Revolving Commitments, and in the case of term loans, the Tranche 6 Term Loans; provided, that the terms and provisions applicable to any Incremental Facility may provide for additional or different financial or other covenants applicable only during periods after the Latest Maturity Date that is in effect on the date of effectiveness of such Incremental Facility.  At no time shall the sum of (i) the aggregate amount of loans outstanding under the Incremental Facilities at such time, (ii) the total Revolving Exposure at such time, (iii) the outstanding Tranche 6 Term Loans at such time, (iv) the outstanding Other Term Loans at such time, (v) the Other Revolving Exposures at such time and (vi) the Additional Senior Debt at such time exceed the Borrowing Base Amount in effect at such time, and the proceeds of the Incremental Facilities shall be used solely for the purposes set forth in Section 5.10 and the preamble, provided that the proceeds of Incremental Securitization Refinancing Facilities shall be used solely for the purposes specified in the penultimate sentence of this Section 2.21 and the proceeds of any Incremental Senior Debt Refinancing Facility shall be used solely to repay Existing Additional Senior Debt or Permitted First Priority Debt and interest and other amounts relating thereto that can be financed with Refinancing Indebtedness relating to such Existing Additional Senior Debt or Permitted First Priority Debt, as the case may be.  Such notice shall set forth the requested amount and class of Incremental Facilities, and shall offer each Lender the opportunity to offer a commitment (the “Incremental Commitment”) to provide a portion of the Incremental Facility by giving written notice of such offered commitment to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower within a time period (the “Offer Period”) to be specified in the Borrower’s notice; provided, however, that no existing Lender will be obligated to subscribe for any portion of such commitments.  In the event that, at the expiration of the Offer Period, Lenders shall have provided commitments in an aggregate amount less than the total amount of the Incremental Facility initially requested by the Borrower, the

 

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Borrower may request that Incremental Facility commitments be made in a lesser amount equal to such commitments and/or shall have the right to arrange for one or more Additional Lenders to extend commitments to provide a portion of the Incremental Facility in an aggregate amount equal to the unsubscribed amount of the initial request; provided that the Additional Lenders shall be offered the opportunity to provide the Incremental Facility only on terms previously offered to the existing Lenders pursuant to the immediately preceding sentence.  Commitments in respect of Incremental Facilities will become Commitments under this Agreement pursuant to an amendment to this Agreement (such an amendment, an “Incremental Facility Amendment”) executed by each of the Borrower and each Subsidiary Loan Party, each Lender agreeing to provide such Commitment, if any, each Additional Lender, if any, and the Administrative Agent.  The effectiveness of any Incremental Facility Amendment shall be subject to the satisfaction on the date thereof of each of the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 of this Agreement as in effect on the 2013 Restatement Effective Date.  For purposes of this Section 2.21, “Incremental Securitization Refinancing Facility” means any Incremental Facility to the extent that the proceeds of the Loans incurred thereunder are used by the Borrower or a Subsidiary Guarantor on the date such Loans are made to repay or repurchase Third Party Interests or Indebtedness incurred pursuant to Section 6.01(a)(xvi)(A) (or repurchase Securitization Assets that have been sold, conveyed or otherwise transferred pursuant to any Securitization), provided that, upon such repayment or repurchase, (x) no Third Party Interests or Indebtedness incurred pursuant to Section 6.01(a)(xvi)(A) remains outstanding, (y) all commitments of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries to sell, convey or otherwise transfer Securitization Assets pursuant to any Securitization are terminated and (z) all Securitization Assets that remain outstanding and were previously sold, conveyed or otherwise transferred pursuant to any Securitization are repurchased by the Borrower or a Subsidiary Guarantor.  For the avoidance of doubt, Securitization Refinancing Indebtedness shall not constitute an Incremental Facility.

 

SECTION 2.22.            Defaulting Lenders.  Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, if any Revolving Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then the following provisions shall apply for so long as such Revolving Lender is a Defaulting Lender:

 

(a)      commitment fees shall cease to accrue on the unused amount of the Revolving Commitment of such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.12(a);

 

(b)      the Revolving Commitment and Revolving Exposure of such Defaulting Lender shall not be included in determining whether the Required Lenders or any other requisite Lenders have taken or may take any action hereunder or under any other Senior Loan Document (including any consent to any amendment, waiver or other modification pursuant to Section 9.02); provided that any amendment, waiver or other modification requiring the consent of all Lenders or all Lenders affected thereby shall, except as otherwise provided in Section 9.02, require the consent of such Defaulting Lender in accordance with the terms hereof;

 

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(c)      if any Swingline Exposure or LC Exposure exists at the time such Revolving Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender then:

 

(i)  the Swingline Exposure (other than any portion thereof with respect to which such Defaulting Lender shall have funded its participation as contemplated by Section 2.04(e)) and LC Exposure of such Defaulting Lender (other than any portion thereof attributable to unreimbursed LC Disbursements with respect to which such Defaulting Lender shall have funded its participation as contemplated by Sections 2.05(e) and 2.05(g)) shall be reallocated among the Non-Defaulting Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentages but only to the extent that the sum of all Non-Defaulting Lenders’ Revolving Exposures plus such Defaulting Lender’s Swingline Exposure and LC Exposure does not exceed the sum of all Non-Defaulting Lenders’ Revolving Commitments;

 

(ii)  if the reallocation described in clause (i) above cannot, or can only partially, be effected, the Borrower shall within one Business Day following notice by the Administrative Agent (A) first, prepay the portion of such Defaulting Lender’s Swingline Exposure that has not been reallocated and (B) second, cash collateralize for the benefit of the Issuing Banks the portion of such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure that has not been reallocated in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 2.05(j) for so long as such LC Exposure is outstanding;

 

(iii)  if the Borrower cash collateralizes any portion of such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure pursuant to clause (ii) above, the Borrower shall not be required to pay participation fees to such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.12(b) with respect to such portion of such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure for so long as such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure is cash collateralized;

 

(iv)  if any portion of the LC Exposure of such Defaulting Lender is reallocated pursuant to clause (i) above, then the fees payable to the Lenders pursuant to Section 2.12(b) shall be adjusted to give effect to such reallocation; and

 

(v)  if all or any portion of such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure is neither reallocated nor cash collateralized pursuant to clause (i) or (ii) above, then, without prejudice to any rights or remedies of any Issuing Bank or any other Lender hereunder, all participation fees payable under Section 2.12(b) with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure shall be payable to the Issuing Banks (and allocated among them ratably based on the amount of such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure attributable to Letters of Credit issued by each Issuing Bank) until and to the extent that such LC Exposure is reallocated and/or cash collateralized; and

 

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(d)      so long as such Revolving Lender is a Defaulting Lender, the Swingline Lender shall not be required to fund any Swingline Loan and no Issuing Bank shall be required to issue, amend, renew or extend any Letter of Credit, unless, in each case, it is satisfied that the related exposure and the Defaulting Lender’s then outstanding Swingline Exposure or LC Exposure, as applicable, will be fully covered by the Revolving Commitments of the Non-Defaulting Lenders and/or cash collateral provided by the Borrower in accordance with Section 2.22(c), and participating interests in any such funded Swingline Loan or in any such issued, amended, renewed or extended Letter of Credit will be allocated among the Non-Defaulting Lenders in a manner consistent with Section 2.22(c)(i) (and such Defaulting Lender shall not participate therein).

 

In the event that (x) a Bankruptcy Event with respect to a Revolving Lender Parent shall have occurred following the date hereof and for so long as such Bankruptcy Event shall continue or (y) the Swingline Lender or any Issuing Bank has a good faith belief that any Revolving Lender has defaulted in fulfilling its obligations under one or more other agreements in which such Lender commits to extend credit, the Swingline Lender shall not be required to fund any Swingline Loan, and such Issuing Bank shall not be required to issue, amend, renew or extend any Letter of Credit, unless the Swingline Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, shall have entered into arrangements with the Borrower or the applicable Revolving Lender satisfactory to the Swingline Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, to defease any risk to it in respect of such Lender hereunder.

 

In the event that the Administrative Agent, the Borrower, the Swingline Lender and each Issuing Bank each agree that a Defaulting Lender has adequately remedied all matters that caused such Lender to be a Defaulting Lender, then the Swingline Exposure and LC Exposure of the Revolving Lenders shall be readjusted to reflect the inclusion of such Lender’s Revolving Commitment and on such date such Lender shall purchase at par such of the Revolving Loans of the other Revolving Lenders as the Administrative Agent shall determine may be necessary in order for such Revolving Lender to hold such Loans in accordance with its Applicable Percentage.

 

ARTICLE III

 

Representations and Warranties

 

The Borrower represents and warrants to the Lenders that:

 

SECTION 3.01.            Organization; Powers.  Each of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its organization, has all requisite power and authority to carry on its business as now conducted and, except where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, is qualified to do business in, and is in good standing in, every jurisdiction where such qualification is required.

 

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SECTION 3.02.            Authorization; Enforceability.  The Transactions to be entered into by each Loan Party are within such Loan Party’s corporate powers and have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate and, if required, stockholder action.  This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by the Borrower and constitutes, and each other Senior Loan Document to which any Loan Party is to be a party, when executed and delivered by such Loan Party, will constitute, a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Borrower or such Loan Party (as the case may be), enforceable against it in accordance with its terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and subject to general principles of equity, regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law.

 

SECTION 3.03.            Governmental Approvals; No Conflicts.  The Transactions (a) do not require any consent or approval of, registration or filing with, or any other action by, any Governmental Authority, except such as have been obtained or made and are in full force and effect and except filings necessary to perfect Liens created under the Senior Loan Documents, (b) will not violate any applicable law or regulation or the charter, by-laws or other organizational documents of the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries or any order of any Governmental Authority, (c) will not violate or result in a default under any indenture, agreement or other instrument evidencing or governing Indebtedness or any other material agreement binding upon the Borrower or any Subsidiary or its assets, or give rise to a right thereunder to require any payment to be made by the Borrower or any Subsidiary, and (d) will not result in the creation or imposition of any Lien on any asset of the Borrower or any Subsidiary, except Liens created under the Senior Loan Documents and the Second Priority Collateral Documents.

 

SECTION 3.04.            Financial Condition; No Material Adverse Change. (a)  The Borrower has heretofore furnished to the Lenders its consolidated balance sheet and statements of income, stockholders equity and cash flows as of and for the fiscal year ended March 3, 2012, reported on by Deloitte & Touche LLP.  Such financial statements present fairly the financial position and results of operations and cash flows of the Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries as of such dates and for such periods in accordance with GAAP.

 

(b)      Except as disclosed (i) in the financial statements referred to in paragraph (a) above or the notes thereto, (ii) in the Borrower’s report or Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 3, 2012 or (iii) on Schedule 3.04, after giving effect to the Transactions, none of the Borrower or the Subsidiaries has, as of the 2013 Restatement Effective Date, any material contingent liabilities, unusual long-term loan commitments or unrealized losses.

 

(c)      Since March 3, 2012, there has been no material adverse change in the business, assets, operations, properties, condition (financial or otherwise), or prospects of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries, taken as a whole.

 

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and personal property material to its business, except (i) for minor defects in title that do not interfere with its ability to conduct its business as currently conducted or to utilize such properties for their intended purposes and (ii) as set forth on Schedule 3.05(a).  All such real and personal property are free and clear of all Liens, other than Liens permitted by Section 6.02.

 

(b)      Each of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries owns, or is licensed to use, all trademarks, tradenames, copyrights, patents and other intellectual property material to its business, and the use thereof by the Borrower and the Subsidiaries does not infringe upon the rights of any other Person, except for any such infringements that, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(c)      Schedule 3.05(c) sets forth the address of every leased warehouse or distribution center in which inventory owned by the Borrower or any Subsidiary is located as of the Second Restatement Effective Date.

 

SECTION 3.06.            Litigation and Environmental Matters.  (a)  Except as set forth on Schedule 3.06(a), there are no actions, suits or proceedings by or before any arbitrator or Governmental Authority pending against or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened against or affecting the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries (i) as to which there is a reasonable possibility of an adverse determination and that, if adversely determined, could reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to result in a Material Adverse Effect or (ii) that involve any of the Senior Loan Documents or the Transactions.

 

(b)      Except as set forth on Schedule 3.06(b) and except with respect to any other matters that, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, neither the Borrower nor any of the Subsidiaries (i) has failed to comply with any Environmental Law or to obtain, maintain or comply with any permit, license or other approval required under any Environmental Law, (ii) has become subject to any Environmental Liability, (iii) has received notice of any claim with respect to any Environmental Liability or (iv) knows of any basis for any Environmental Liability.

 

SECTION 3.07.            Compliance with Laws and Agreements.  Except as set forth on Schedule 3.07, each of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries is in compliance with all laws, regulations and orders of any Governmental Authority applicable to it or its property (including, without limitation, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) and all other material healthcare laws and regulations) and all indentures, agreements and other instruments binding upon it or its property or assets, except where the failure to be so, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

 

SECTION 3.08.            Investment and Holding Company Status.  Neither the Borrower nor any of the Subsidiaries is an “investment company” as defined in, or subject to regulation under, the Investment Company Act of 1940.

 

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SECTION 3.09.            Taxes.  Each of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries has timely filed or caused to be filed all United States Federal income tax returns and reports and all other material tax returns and reports required to have been filed and has paid or caused to be paid all material Taxes due pursuant to such returns or pursuant to any assessment received by the Borrower or any Subsidiary, except (i) where the payment of any such Taxes is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which the Borrower or such Subsidiary, as applicable, has set aside on its books adequate reserves and (ii) as set forth on Schedule 3.09.  The charges, accruals and reserves on the books of the Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries in respect of Taxes or charges imposed by a Governmental Authority are, in the opinion of the Borrower, adequate.

 

SECTION 3.10.            ERISA.  No ERISA Event has occurred or is reasonably expected to occur that, when taken together with all other ERISA Events for which liability is reasonably expected to result, could reasonably be expected to result in liability exceeding $50,000,000.  The minimum funding standards of ERISA and the Code with respect to each Plan have been satisfied.  The present value of all accumulated benefit obligations under each Plan (based on the assumptions used for purposes of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 87) did not, as of the date of the most recent financial statements reflecting such amounts, exceed by more than $50,000,000 the fair market value of the assets of such Plan, and the present value of all accumulated benefit obligations of all underfunded Plans (based on the assumptions used for purposes of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 87) did not, as of the date of the most recent financial statements reflecting such amounts, exceed by more than $50,000,000 the fair market value of the assets of all such underfunded Plans.

 

SECTION 3.11.            Disclosure; Accuracy of Information.  (a)  As of the 2013 Restatement Effective Date, none of the reports, financial statements, certificates or other information, other than projections and other information of a general economic or industry-specific nature, furnished by or on behalf of any Loan Party to any Agent or any Lender in connection with the negotiation of this Agreement or any other Senior Loan Document or delivered hereunder or thereunder (as modified or supplemented by other information so furnished) contains any material misstatement of fact or omits to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not materially misleading; provided that, with respect to projected financial information, financial estimates, forecasts and other forward-looking information, the Borrower represents only that such information was prepared in good faith based upon assumptions believed to be reasonable at the time.

 

(b)      Each Borrowing Base Certificate that has been or will be delivered to each Borrowing Base Agent, the Administrative Agent or any Lender is and will be complete and correct in all material respects.

 

SECTION 3.12.            Subsidiaries.  Schedule 3.12 sets forth the name of, and the ownership interest of the Borrower in, each Subsidiary and identifies each Subsidiary that is a Subsidiary Loan Party, in each case as of the 2013 Restatement Effective Date.  As of the 2013 Restatement Effective Date, each of the Subsidiaries is an “Unrestricted Subsidiary” as defined in, and for all purposes of, the Effective Date Indentures.

 

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SECTION 3.13.            Insurance.  Schedule 3.13 sets forth a description of all liability, property and casualty insurance maintained by or on behalf of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries as of the 2013 Restatement Effective Date.  As of the 2013 Restatement Effective Date, all premiums in respect of such insurance have been paid.  The Borrower and the Subsidiaries have insurance in such amounts and covering such risks and liabilities as are in accordance with normal industry practice and as required by the Senior Loan Documents.  The Borrower reasonably believes that the insurance maintained by or on behalf of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries is adequate.

 

SECTION 3.14.            Labor Matters.  Except as set forth on Schedule 3.14, as of the 2013 Restatement Effective Date, there are no strikes, lockouts or slowdowns against the Borrower or any Subsidiary pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened which could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.  Except as set forth on Schedule 3.14, the hours worked by and payments made to employees of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries have not been in violation in any material respect of the Fair Labor Standards Act or any other applicable Federal, state, local or foreign law dealing with such matters.  Except as set forth on Schedule 3.14, all payments due from the Borrower or any Subsidiary, or for which any claim may be made against the Borrower or any Subsidiary, on account of wages and employee health and welfare insurance and other benefits, have been paid or accrued as a liability on the books of the Borrower or such Subsidiary.  Except as set forth on Schedule 3.14, the consummation of the Transactions will not give rise to any right of termination or right of renegotiation on the part of any union under any collective bargaining agreement to which the Borrower or any Subsidiary is bound.

 

SECTION 3.15.            Solvency.  Immediately after the consummation of the Transactions to occur on the 2013 Restatement Effective Date (including the making of each Loan made on the 2013 Restatement Effective Date and after giving effect to the application of the proceeds of such Loans), (a) the fair value of the assets of the Borrower and the other Loan Parties, taken as a whole, at a fair valuation, will exceed their debts and liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise; (b) the present fair saleable value of the property of the Borrower and the other Loan Parties, taken as a whole, will be greater than the amount that will be required to pay the probable liability of their debts and other liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, as such debts and other liabilities become absolute and matured; (c) the Borrower and the other Loan Parties taken as a whole, will be able to pay their debts and liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, as such debts and liabilities become absolute and matured; and (d) the Borrower and the other Loan Parties will not have unreasonably small capital with which to conduct the business in which they are engaged as such business is now conducted and is proposed to be conducted following the Second Restatement Effective Date.

 

SECTION 3.16.            Federal Reserve Regulations.  (a)  Neither the Borrower nor any Subsidiary is engaged principally, or as one of its important activities, in the business of extending credit for the purpose of buying or carrying Margin Stock.

 

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immediately, incidentally or ultimately, for any purpose that entails a violation of, or that is inconsistent with, the provisions of Regulation T, U or X of the Board.

 

SECTION 3.17.            Security Interests.  (a)  The Senior Subsidiary Security Agreement is effective to create in favor of the Collateral Agent, for the ratable benefit of the Senior Secured Parties, a legal, valid and enforceable security interest in the Senior Collateral subject to such agreement and, when financing statements in appropriate form are filed in the offices specified on Schedule 6 to the Perfection Certificate, such security interest shall constitute a fully perfected Lien on, and security interest in, all right, title and interest of the grantors thereunder in the Senior Collateral, to the extent perfection can be obtained by filing Uniform Commercial Code financing statements, in each case prior and superior in right to any other Person to the extent perfection can be obtained by filing Uniform Commercial Code financing statements, other than with respect to the rights of Persons pursuant to Liens expressly permitted by Section 6.02.

 

SECTION 3.18.            Use of Proceeds.  The Borrower will use the proceeds of the Loans and will request the issuance of Letters of Credit only for the purposes specified in the preamble to this Agreement and set forth in Section 5.10.

 

SECTION 3.19.            Anti-Terrorism Laws.  (a) No Loan Party (i) is a person whose property or interest in property is blocked or subject to blocking pursuant to Section 1 of Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001 Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism (66 Fed. Reg. 49079 (2001)), (ii) engages in any dealings or transactions prohibited by Section 2 of such executive order, or is otherwise associated with any such person in any manner violative in any material respect of Section 2, or (iii) is a person on the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons or subject to the limitations or prohibitions under any other U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control regulation or executive order.

 

SECTION 3.20.            Each Loan Party is in compliance, in all material respects, with (i) the Trading with the Enemy Act, as amended, and each of the foreign assets control regulations of the United States Treasury Department (31 CFR, Subtitle B, Chapter V, as amended) and any other enabling legislation or executive order relating thereto, and (ii) the Uniting And Strengthening America By Providing Appropriate Tools Required To Intercept And Obstruct Terrorism (USA Patriot Act of 2001).  No part of the proceeds of the Loans will be used to make any payments to any governmental official or employee, political party, official of a political party, candidate for political office, or anyone else acting in an official capacity, in order to obtain, retain or direct business or obtain any improper advantage, in violation of the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended.

 

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ARTICLE IV

 

Conditions

 

SECTION 4.01.            2013 Restatement Effective Date.  Without affecting the rights of the Borrower or any Subsidiary under the Original (Second) Restated Agreement at all times prior to the 2013 Restatement Effective Date, the amendment and restatement in the form hereof of the Original (Second) Restated Agreement and the obligations of the Lenders to make Loans and acquire participations in Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans and of the Issuing Banks to issue Letters of Credit hereunder shall not become effective until the date on which the conditions set forth in Sections 1.4 and 1.5 of the 2013 Amendment and Restatement Agreement shall have been satisfied.

 

It is understood and agreed that no term of the amendment and restatement contemplated hereby shall be effective until the 2013 Restatement Effective Date occurs, and that the Original (Second) Restated Agreement shall continue in full force and effect without regard to the amendment and restatement contemplated hereby until the 2013 Restatement Effective Date.

 

SECTION 4.02.            Each Credit Event.  The obligation of each Revolving Lender to make a Revolving Loan on the occasion of any Revolving Borrowing after the 2013 Restatement Effective Date, and of each Issuing Bank to issue, amend, renew or extend any Letter of Credit after the 2013 Restatement Effective Date, is subject to receipt of the request therefore in accordance herewith and to the satisfaction of the following conditions (each Borrowing and each issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of a Letter of Credit (for purposes of this Section, an “issuance”) shall be deemed to constitute a representation and warranty by Borrower on the date thereof as to the matters specified in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of this Section):

 

(a)      the representations and warranties of the Loan Parties contained in each Senior Loan Document are true and correct in all material respects on and as of the date of such Borrowing or issuance, before and after giving effect to such Borrowing or issuance and to the application of the proceeds therefrom, as though made on and as of such date (except to the extent any such representation or warranty expressly relates to an earlier date, in which case such representation and warranty shall have been true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date);

 

(b)      no event has occurred and is continuing, or would result from such Borrowing or issuance or from the application of the proceeds therefrom, that constitutes a Default or an Event of Default and such Borrowing or issuance would not result in a violation of the amount of secured Indebtedness permitted under the Second Priority Debt Documents;

 

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Exposures, (ii) the total Other Revolving Exposures, (iii) the outstanding Tranche 6 Term Loans and (iv) the outstanding Other Term Loans; and

 

(d)      in the case of any Revolving Borrowing any portion of the proceeds of which will be used to repay all or any portion of the 2017 7.5% Notes or all or any portion of the 2017 9.50% Notes, (i) Revolver Availability, calculated on a pro forma basis for the entirety of the period commencing 180 days prior to the date of such Revolving Borrowing and ending on the date of such Borrowing to give effect to such Borrowing and the use of proceeds thereof, shall not be less than $375,000,000 on any date during such period, (ii) the amount of Revolver Availability on each day during the period commencing on the date of such Revolving Borrowing and ending on the day that is 180 days thereafter, as reasonably anticipated by the Borrower taking into account reasonably expected sources and uses of funds during such period, will not be less than $375,000,000 and (iii) the Borrower shall have furnished to the Administrative Agent a certificate of a Financial Officer, dated the date of such Revolving Borrowing, setting forth or attaching calculations and projections (including any underlying assumptions) in reasonable detail, and otherwise reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, demonstrating compliance with the conditions set forth in clauses (i) and (ii) of this paragraph (d) (it being understood and agreed, however, that so long as the projections of Revolver Availability referred to in clause (ii) above and reflected in such certificate were made reasonably and in good faith based on the information then available to the Borrower, any subsequent deviation of Revolver Availability from such projected amounts shall not provide the basis for any Event of Default under clause (c) of Article VII).

 

ARTICLE V

 

Affirmative Covenants

 

Until the Commitments have expired or been terminated and the principal of and interest on each Loan and all fees payable hereunder shall have been paid in full and all Letters of Credit shall have expired, terminated or been cash collateralized and all LC Disbursements shall have been reimbursed, the Borrower covenants and agrees with the Lenders that:

 

SECTION 5.01.            Financial Statements and Other Information.  The Borrower will furnish to the Administrative Agent, the Borrowing Base Agent (in the case of paragraph (f) below) and each Lender:

 

(a)      as soon as available and in any event within 105 days (or such earlier date that is 10 days after the then-current filing deadline for the Borrower’s Annual Report on Form 10-K) after the end of each fiscal year of the Borrower, its audited consolidated balance sheet and related statements of income and cash flows as of the end of and for such year, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the previous fiscal year, all reported on by Deloitte & Touche LLP or another registered independent public accounting firm of recognized

 

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national standing (without a “going concern” or like qualification or exception and without any material qualification or exception as to the scope of such audit) to the effect that such consolidated financial statements present fairly in all material respects the financial position, results of operations and cash flows of the Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP;

 

(b)                  as soon as available and in any event within 50 days (or such earlier date that is five days after the then-current filing deadline for the Borrower’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q) after the end of each of the first three fiscal quarters of each fiscal year of the Borrower, its consolidated balance sheet as of the end of such fiscal quarter and related statements of income for such fiscal quarter and of income and cash flows for the then elapsed portion of such fiscal year, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the corresponding period or periods of (or, in the case of the balance sheet, as of the end of) the previous fiscal year;

 

(c)                   concurrently with any delivery of financial statements under clause (a) or (b) above, a certificate of a Financial Officer (i) certifying as to whether a Default has occurred and, if a Default has occurred, specifying the details thereof and any action taken or proposed to be taken with respect thereto, (ii) setting forth reasonably detailed calculations demonstrating (x) compliance with Section 6.08(c) and (y) the Borrower’s ratio under Section 6.12, (iii) stating whether any change in GAAP or in the application thereof has occurred since the date of the Borrower’s audited financial statements referred to in Section 3.04 and, if any such change has occurred, specifying the effect of such change on the financial statements accompanying such certificate, (iv) identifying any Subsidiary formed or acquired since the end of the fiscal quarter immediately preceding the most recent fiscal quarter covered by such financial statements, (v) identifying any change in a Subsidiary Loan Party’s name, form of organization or jurisdiction of organization, including as a result of any merger transaction, since the end of the fiscal quarter immediately preceding the most recent fiscal quarter covered by such financial statements, (vi) setting forth the aggregate amount of Optional Debt Repurchases made by the Borrower during the most recent fiscal quarter covered by such financial statements, identifying the Indebtedness repurchased, redeemed, retired or defeased and specifying the provisions of Section 6.08(b) or (c) pursuant to which each such Optional Debt Repurchase was effected and quantifying the amounts effected under each such provision, (vii) setting forth the amount and type of Indebtedness issued or incurred and Securitizations (or increases in the amounts thereof) and Factoring Transactions consummated during the most recent fiscal quarter covered by such financial statements, (viii) identifying, with respect to all Indebtedness of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries outstanding on the date of the most recent balance sheet included in such financial statements, the clause of Section 6.01(a) pursuant to which such Indebtedness is then permitted to be outstanding, (ix) setting forth the amount of Restricted Payments made during the most recent fiscal quarter covered by such financial statements and the provision of Section 6.08(a)

 

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pursuant to which such Restricted Payments were made, and (x) setting forth the aggregate sale price of Eligible Script Lists sold since the most recent date on which the Eligible Script Lists Value was provided to the Lenders in the event aggregate sale price for all Eligible Script Lists sold since such date of determination exceeds 5% of the most recently determined Eligible Script Lists Value;

 

(d)                  concurrently with any delivery of financial statements under clause (a) above, a certificate of the accounting firm that reported on such financial statements (i) stating whether they obtained knowledge during the course of their examination of such financial statements of any Default and (ii) confirming the calculations set forth in the officer’s certificate delivered simultaneously therewith pursuant to clause (c)(ii) above (which certificate may be limited to the extent required by accounting rules or guidelines);

 

(e)                   within three Business Days after the end of each fiscal month of the Borrower, a certificate of a Financial Officer setting forth in reasonable detail a description of each disposition of assets not in the ordinary course of business for which the book value or fair market value of the assets of the Borrower or the Subsidiaries disposed or the consideration received therefor was greater than $10,000,000;

 

(f)                    within 14 Business Days after the end of each fiscal month of the Borrower, a Borrowing Base Certificate showing the Borrowing Base Amount as of the close of business on the last day of such fiscal month, certified as complete and correct by a Financial Officer; provided that a Borrowing Base Certificate shall be delivered by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent, the Borrowing Base Agent and each Lender within four Business Days after the end of a fiscal week of the Borrower if at any time during such fiscal week the Revolver Availability is less than or equal to $200,000,000 (with the amount with respect to Eligible Inventory, Eligible Accounts Receivable and Eligible Credit Card Accounts Receivable included in the Borrowing Base Amount shown on such Borrowing Base Certificate delivered under this proviso, being the amount computed as of the close of business on the last day of the Borrower’s most recent fiscal week for which such amount is available, which computation shall be completed within four Business Days after the end of each fiscal week of the Borrower);

 

(g)                   no later than 60 days following the end of each fiscal year of the Borrower (or, in the reasonable discretion of the Administrative Agent and the Borrowing Base Agent, no later than 30 days thereafter), forecasts for the Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries of (i) quarterly consolidated balance sheet data and related consolidated statements of income and cash flows for each quarter in the next succeeding fiscal year, (ii) consolidated balance sheet data and related consolidated statements of income and cash flows for each of the five fiscal years immediately following such fiscal year (but excluding any fiscal year

 

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ending after 2013) and (iii) month-end Revolver Availability for each of the 12 months in the next succeeding fiscal year;

 

(h)                  promptly after the same become publicly available, copies of all periodic and other reports, proxy statements and other materials filed by the Borrower or any Subsidiary with the SEC, or with any national securities exchange, or distributed by the Borrower to its shareholders generally, as the case may be; and

 

(i)                      promptly following any request therefor, such other information regarding the financial condition, business or identity of the Borrower or any Subsidiary, or compliance with the terms of any Senior Loan Document, as any Agent, at the request of any Lender, may reasonably request, including any information to be provided pursuant to Section 9.17.

 

Information required to be delivered pursuant to clauses (a), (b) and (h) shall be deemed to have been delivered on the date on which the Borrower provides notice to the Lenders that such information has been posted on the Borrower’s website on the Internet at www.riteaid.com, at www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/webusers.htm or at another website identified in such notice and accessible by the Lenders without charge; provided that (i) such notice may be included in a certificate delivered pursuant to clause (c) and (ii) the Borrower shall deliver paper copies of the information referred to in clauses (a), (b) and (h) to any Lender which requests such delivery.

 

SECTION 5.02.                                   Notices of Material Events.  The Borrower will furnish to the Administrative Agent, the Borrowing Base Agent and each Lender prompt written notice after any officer of the Borrower obtains knowledge of any of the following:

 

(a)                  the occurrence of any Default;

 

(b)                  the filing or commencement of any action, suit or proceeding by or before any arbitrator or Governmental Authority against or affecting the Borrower or any Affiliate thereof that could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect;

 

(c)                   the occurrence of any ERISA Event;

 

(d)                  any Lien (other than security interests created under any Senior Loan Document or Second Priority Debt Document or Permitted Encumbrances) on any material portion of the Senior Collateral;

 

(e)                   the occurrence of any other event which could reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on the security interests created by the Senior Loan Documents or on the aggregate value of the Senior Collateral; and

 

(f)                    any other development that results in, or could reasonably be expected to result in, a Material Adverse Effect.

 

 

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Each notice delivered under this Section shall be accompanied by a statement of a Financial Officer or other executive officer of the Borrower setting forth the details of the event or development requiring such notice and any action taken or proposed to be taken with respect thereto.

 

SECTION 5.03.                                   Information Regarding Collateral.  (a)  The Borrower will furnish to the Administrative Agent and the Borrowing Base Agent prompt written notice of any change (i) in any Loan Party’s corporate name, (ii) in the location of any Loan Party’s jurisdiction of incorporation or organization, (iii) in any Loan Party’s form of organization or (iv) in any Loan Party’s Federal Taxpayer Identification Number or other identification number assigned by such Loan Party’s jurisdiction of incorporation or formation.  The Borrower agrees not to effect or permit any change referred to in the preceding sentence unless all filings have been made under the Uniform Commercial Code or otherwise that are required in order for the Collateral Agent to continue at all times following such change to have a valid, legal and perfected security interest in all the Senior Collateral.  The Borrower also agrees promptly to notify the Agents if any material portion of the Senior Collateral is damaged or destroyed.

 

(b)                  Each year, at the time of delivery of annual financial statements with respect to the preceding fiscal year pursuant to clause (a) of Section 5.01, the Borrower shall deliver to the Agents a certificate of the chief legal officer of the Borrower (i) setting forth the information required pursuant to Section 1 of the Perfection Certificate or confirming that there has been no change in such information since the date of the Perfection Certificate delivered on the Second Restatement Effective Date or the date of the most recent certificate delivered pursuant to this Section and (ii) certifying that all Uniform Commercial Code financing statements (including fixture filings, as applicable) or other appropriate filings, recordings or registrations, including all refilings, rerecordings and reregistrations, containing a description of the Senior Collateral have been filed of record in each governmental, municipal or other appropriate office in each jurisdiction identified pursuant to clause (i) above to the extent necessary to protect and perfect the security interests under the Senior Subsidiary Security Agreement for a period of not less than 18 months after the date of such certificate (except as noted therein with respect to any continuation statements to be filed within such period).

 

SECTION 5.04.                                   Existence; Conduct of Business.  Except as otherwise permitted by this Agreement, the Borrower will continue, and will cause each Subsidiary to continue, to engage in business of the same general type as now conducted by the Borrower and the Subsidiaries.  The Borrower will, and will cause each of the Subsidiaries to, do or cause to be done all things necessary to preserve, renew and keep in full force and effect its legal existence and the rights, licenses, permits, privileges, franchises, patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade names, in each case material to the conduct of its business; provided that the foregoing shall not prohibit any merger, consolidation, liquidation, dissolution or sale of assets permitted under Section 6.03.

 

SECTION 5.05.                                   Payment of Obligations.  The Borrower will, and will cause each of the Subsidiaries to, pay its Indebtedness and other obligations, including Tax liabilities, which, if unpaid, could result in a material Lien on any of their properties

 

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or assets, before the same shall become delinquent or in default, except where (a) the validity or amount thereof is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings, (b) the Borrower or such Subsidiary has set aside on its books adequate reserves with respect thereto in accordance with GAAP and (c) the failure to make payment pending such contest could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

 

SECTION 5.06.                                   Maintenance of Properties.  The Borrower will, and will cause each of the Subsidiaries to, keep and maintain all property material to the conduct of its business in good working order and condition, ordinary wear and tear excepted.

 

SECTION 5.07.                                   Insurance.  (a)  The Borrower will, and will cause each of the Subsidiaries to, maintain (either in the name of the Borrower or in such Subsidiary’s own name), with financially sound and reputable insurance companies insurance in such amounts (with no greater risk retention) and against such risks as are customarily maintained by companies of established repute engaged in the same or similar businesses operating in the same or similar locations.  The Borrower will furnish to the Lenders, upon request of the Agents, information in reasonable detail as to the insurance so maintained.

 

(b)                  The Borrower will, and will cause each of the Subsidiaries to, maintain such insurance in a coverage amount of not less than 90% of the coverage amount as of the Original Restatement Effective Date, with deductibles, risks covered and other provisions (other than the amount of premiums) not materially less favorable to the Borrower and the Subsidiaries as of the Original Restatement Effective Date.

 

(c)                   The Borrower will, and will cause each of the Subsidiary Loan Parties  to, (i) cause all such policies to be endorsed or otherwise amended to include a “standard” or “New York” lender’s loss payable endorsement, in form and substance satisfactory to the Agents, which endorsement shall provide that, from and after the Original Restatement Effective Date if the insurance carrier shall have received written notice from the Administrative Agent of the occurrence of an Event of Default, the insurance carrier shall pay all proceeds otherwise payable to the Borrower and any other Loan Party under such policies directly to the Collateral Agent for application pursuant to the Collateral Trust and Intercreditor Agreement; (ii) cause all such policies to provide that none of  the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent, any Borrowing Base Agent or any other party shall be a coinsurer thereunder and to contain a “Replacement Cost Endorsement”, without any deduction for depreciation, and such other provisions as the Agents may reasonably require from time to time to protect their interests; (iii) deliver broker’s certificates to the Collateral Agent naming it as “additional insured” under the applicable policy; (iv) cause each such policy to provide that it shall not be canceled or not renewed by reason of nonpayment of premium upon not less than 10 days’ prior written notice thereof by the insurer to the Administrative Agent (giving the Administrative Agent the right to cure defaults in the payment of premiums) or for any other reason upon not less than 30 days’ prior written notice thereof by the insurer to the Administrative Agent; and (v) deliver to the Administrative Agent, before the cancellation or nonrenewal of any such policy of insurance, a copy of a renewal or replacement policy (or other evidence of renewal of a policy previously delivered to the

 

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Administrative Agent), together with evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Agents of payment of the premium therefor.

 

(d)                  In connection with the covenants set forth in this Section, it is agreed that:

 

(i) none of the Agents, the Lenders, or their agents or employees shall be liable for any payment of the premiums for such insurance policies or any loss or damage insured by the insurance policies required to be maintained under this Section, and (A) the Borrower and each Subsidiary Loan Party shall look solely to their insurance companies or any other parties other than the aforesaid parties for the recovery of such loss or damage and (B) such insurance companies shall have no rights of subrogation against the Agents, the Lenders or their agents or employees.  If, however, the insurance policies do not provide waiver of subrogation rights against such parties, as required above, then the Borrower hereby agrees, to the extent permitted by law, to waive its right of recovery, if any, against the Agents, the Lenders and their agents and employees; and

 

(ii) the designation of any form, type or amount of insurance coverage by the Agents or the Required Lenders under this Section shall in no event be deemed a representation, warranty or advice by the Agents or the Lenders that such insurance is adequate for the purposes of the business of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries or the protection of their properties.

 

(e)                   The Borrower will, and will cause each of the Subsidiaries to, permit any representatives that are designated by any Borrowing Base Agent to inspect the insurance policies maintained by or on behalf of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries and inspect books and records related thereto and any properties covered thereby.  The Borrower shall pay the reasonable fees and expenses of any representatives retained by a the Borrowing Base Agent to conduct any such inspection.

 

SECTION 5.08.                                   Books and Records; Inspection and Audit Rights; Collateral and Borrowing Base Reviews.  (a)  The Borrower will, and will cause each of the Subsidiaries to, keep proper books of record and account in which full, true and correct entries are made of all dealings and transactions in relation to its business and activities.  The Borrower will, and will cause each of the Subsidiaries to, permit any representatives designated by any Lender (at such Lender’s expense, unless a Default has occurred and is continuing, in which case at the Borrower’s expense), and after such Lender has consulted the Administrative Agent with respect thereto, to visit and inspect its properties, to examine and make extracts from its books and records, and to discuss its affairs, finances and condition with its officers and independent accountants, all at such reasonable times and as often as reasonably requested.

 

(b)                  The Borrower will, and will cause each of the Subsidiaries to, permit any representatives designated by the Borrowing Base Agent (including any consultants, field examiners, accountants, lawyers and appraisers retained by the Borrowing Base Agent) to conduct (i) (A) two field examinations of the Senior Collateral in any fiscal

 

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year of the Borrower and (B) an additional field examination of the Senior Collateral anytime during such fiscal year if Average Revolver Availability at the time of the commencement of such examination is less than or equal to $500,000,000, (ii) an appraisal of the Borrower’s computation of the assets included in the Borrowing Base Amount and the Estimated Borrowing Base Amount (A) once in each fiscal year of the Borrower and (B) in addition, on a second occasion during such fiscal year if Average Revolver Availability is less than or equal to $500,000,000 at the time of the commencement of such second appraisal, (iii) an appraisal of the Eligible Script Lists (A) once in each fiscal year of the Borrower and (B) in addition, on a second occasion during such fiscal year if Average Revolver Availability is less than or equal to $500,000,000 at the time of the commencement of such second appraisal and (iv) other evaluations and appraisals of the Borrower’s computation of the Borrowing Base Amount and the Estimated Borrowing Base Amount and the assets included in therein, all at such reasonable times and as often as reasonably requested or at any time if a Default shall have occurred and be continuing.  The Borrower shall pay the reasonable fees and expenses of any representatives retained by the Borrowing Base Agent to conduct any such evaluation or appraisal (it being understood that the third party representatives retained by the Borrowing Base Agent shall conduct any such evaluation or appraisal on behalf of each Borrowing Base Agent and no individual Borrowing Base Agent may retain its own representative to conduct any such evaluation or appraisal). The Administrative Agent shall promptly deliver to the Lenders copies of all such appraisals and other information provided to the Borrower in connection with such evaluations and appraisals; provided that in any event the Administrative Agent shall provide the other Borrowing Base Agents with copies of all such appraisals and other information provided to the Borrower in connection with such evaluations and appraisals within three Business Days after the date thereof.

 

(c)                   The Borrower will, and will cause each of the Subsidiaries to, in connection with any evaluation and appraisal relating to the computation of the Borrowing Base Amount or the Estimated Borrowing Base Amount, maintain such additional reserves (for purposes of computing the Borrowing Base Amount or the Estimated Borrowing Base Amount) in respect of Eligible Accounts Receivable and Eligible Inventory and make such other adjustments to its parameters for including Eligible Accounts Receivable, Eligible Inventory and Eligible Script Lists in the Borrowing Base Amount and the Estimated Borrowing Base Amount as the Borrowing Base Agent shall require based upon the results of such evaluation and appraisal in its commercially reasonable judgment to reflect Borrowing Base Factors.

 

SECTION 5.09.                                   Compliance with Laws.  The Borrower will, and will cause each of the Subsidiaries to, comply in all material respects with all laws, rules, regulations and orders of any Governmental Authority applicable to it or its property, including all Environmental Laws, HIPAA and all other material healthcare laws and regulations, except where the necessity of compliance therewith is contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings or to the extent that any failures so to comply, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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SECTION 5.10.                                   Use of Proceeds and Letters of Credit.  (a)  [Intentionally omitted].

 

(b)                  The proceeds of the Revolving Loans, Swingline Loans, Tranche 6 Term Loans and loans under the Incremental Facilities made on or after the Second Restatement Effective Date will be used by the Borrower as set forth in the preamble and (in the case of such proceeds other than from the Tranche 6 Term Loans) for general corporate purposes, including:

 

(i) the repayment, repurchase, redemption and/or satisfaction and discharge of the Borrower’s 9.75%  senior secured notes dues 2016;

 

(ii) payment of fees and expenses (including any premiums and amendment fees) incurred in connection with the Transactions;

 

(iii) loans or other transfers to Rite Aid Hdqtrs. Corp. for purposes of financing inventory purchases pursuant to the Intercompany Inventory Purchase Agreement and advancing funds to Subsidiary Loan Parties for their general corporate purposes, including working capital, Consolidated Capital Expenditures and Business Acquisitions permitted pursuant to Section 6.04;

 

(iv) transfers to an operating account for the payment of operating expenses (including rent, utilities, taxes, wages, repair and similar expenses) of, and intercompany Investments permitted under Section 6.04 in, the Borrower or any Subsidiary Loan Party;

 

(v) payment by the Borrower of principal, interest, fees and expenses with respect to its Indebtedness when due (including associated costs, fees and expenses) and payment of the Borrower’s taxes, administrative, operating and other expenses;

 

(vi) dividends permitted to be made in respect of the Equity Interests listed on Schedule 6.08(a) or described in Section 6.08(a);

 

(vii) repurchase shares of the Borrower’s Preferred Stock pursuant to Section 6.08(a);

 

(viii) payment of principal, interest, fees and expenses with respect to Third Party Interests in accordance with the terms thereof; and

 

(ix) the financing of Optional Debt Repurchases, permitted capital expenditures, the repurchase of the Borrower’s and/or its Subsidiaries’ (including Rite Aid Lease Management Company’s) Preferred Stock and permitted Restricted Payments.

 

(c)                   Letters of Credit will be used solely to support payment obligations of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries incurred in the ordinary course of business.

 

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(d)                  No proceeds of Loans will be used to prepay commercial paper prior to the maturity thereof and no such proceeds will be used, directly or indirectly, for the purpose, whether immediate, incidental or ultimate, of buying or carrying any Margin Stock.  The Borrower will ensure that no such use of Loan proceeds and no issuance of Letters of Credit will entail any violation of Regulation T, U or X of the Board.

 

SECTION 5.11.                                   Additional Subsidiaries.  If any additional wholly-owned Domestic Subsidiary is formed or acquired after the Second Restatement Effective Date, and if such Subsidiary is required to become a Subsidiary Loan Party hereunder, the Borrower will, within three Business Days after such Subsidiary is formed or acquired, (or if the Borrower elects to cause such Subsidiary to become a Subsidiary Loan Party, the Borrower will) notify the Administrative Agent, the Borrowing Base Agent the Lenders thereof and cause the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement to be satisfied with respect to such Subsidiary, including each Securitization Vehicle which is a Domestic Subsidiary, but excluding any Subsidiary that engages solely in the pharmacy benefits management business.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, (i) no Domestic Subsidiary listed on Schedule 5.11 shall be required to become a Subsidiary Loan Party (it being understood and agreed that Schedule 5.11 shall not include any Securitization Vehicle that is a Domestic Subsidiary) and (ii) no Domestic Subsidiary shall be required to become a Subsidiary Loan Party unless and until such time as such Subsidiary has assets in excess of $1,000,000 or acquires assets in excess of $1,000,000 or has revenue in excess of $500,000 per annum.

 

SECTION 5.12.                                   Further Assurances.  The Borrower will, and will cause each Subsidiary Loan Party to, execute any and all further documents, financing statements, agreements and instruments, and take all such further actions (including the filing and recording of financing statements, fixture filings, deeds of trust and other documents), which may be required under any applicable law, or which the Collateral Agent, the Borrowing Base Agent or the Required Lenders may reasonably request, to cause the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement to be and remain satisfied, all at the expense of the Loan Parties.  The Borrower also agrees to provide to the Collateral Agent or the Borrowing Base Agent, from time to time upon request by either of them, evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent or the Borrowing Base Agent, as applicable, as to the perfection and priority of the Liens created or intended to be created by the Senior Collateral Documents.

 

SECTION 5.13.                                   Subsidiaries.  The Borrower will cause all of the Subsidiaries that own Eligible Accounts Receivable, Eligible Inventory or Eligible Script Lists to be and at all times remain “Unrestricted Subsidiaries” as defined in, and for all purposes of, each of the Effective Date Indentures and will deliver such documents to the trustees under each such Effective Date Indenture and take such actions thereunder as may be necessary to effect the foregoing.

 

SECTION 5.14.                                   Intercompany Transfers.  The Borrower shall maintain accounting systems capable of tracing intercompany transfers of funds and other assets.

 

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SECTION 5.15.                                   Inventory Purchasing.  (a)  The Borrower shall, and shall cause each Subsidiary party to the Intercompany Inventory Purchase Agreement to, at all times maintain in all material respects the vendor inventory purchasing system and the intercompany inventory purchasing system in accordance with the terms of the Intercompany Inventory Purchase Agreement.  The Borrower shall cause each Subsidiary which owns or acquires any Senior Collateral consisting of inventory to be party to the Intercompany Inventory Purchase Agreement.

 

(b)                  The Borrower shall not permit any Operating Subsidiary to purchase any Inventory from any Direct Delivery Vendor other than (i) the acquisition of inventory from McKesson Corporation (or any Persons that replace McKesson Corporation, in whole or in part, and sell or otherwise provide inventory substantially similar to inventory sold or otherwise provided by McKesson Corporation) consistent with past practice and (ii) food-stuffs, beverages, periodicals, greeting cards and similar items which are either paid for in cash substantially concurrently with the time of delivery or otherwise consistent with past practice.

 

SECTION 5.16.                                   Cash Management System.  (a)  The Borrower will cause each Subsidiary Loan Party to at all times maintain a Cash Management System that complies with Schedule 3 of the Senior Subsidiary Security Agreement.  The Borrower will cause each Subsidiary Loan Party to comply with each obligation thereof under the Cash Management System.  The Borrower will cause each Subsidiary Loan Party to comply with each of its obligations under the Cash Management System, and shall cause each Subsidiary Loan Party to use its best efforts to cause any applicable third party to effectuate the Cash Management System.

 

(b)                  Each party hereto authorizes the Administrative Agent and the Collateral Agent to (i) permit the creation by the Grantors of accounts that receive payments in respect of the Securitization Assets and/or Factoring Assets (but not other payments) and (ii) release the security interest of the Collateral Agent for the ratable benefit of the Senior Secured Parties in the Lockbox Account, the Governmental Lockbox Account and/or any accounts created pursuant to clause (i) of this paragraph from the Cash Management System and transfer control of the Lockbox Account, the Governmental Lockbox Account and/or any accounts created pursuant to clause (i) of this paragraph to (A) any Person in connection with a Factoring Transaction permitted by this Agreement for so long as a Factoring Transaction is ongoing or (B) any Person for the benefit of holders of Third Party Interests in respect of a Securitization permitted by this Agreement for as long as any Third Party Interests are outstanding.

 

SECTION 5.17.                                   Termination of Factoring Transactions.  If an Event of Default has occurred and the Collateral Agent has elected to exercise any remedies under the Senior Collateral Documents as a result thereof, the Borrower shall, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to, terminate all existing Factoring Transactions and cease to engage in any further Factoring Transactions; provided, however, that neither the Borrower nor any such Subsidiary shall be required hereby to repurchase any Factoring Assets previously sold, transferred or otherwise conveyed pursuant to any such Factoring Transaction.

 

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ARTICLE VI

 

Negative Covenants

 

Until the Commitments have expired or terminated and the principal of and interest on each Loan and all fees payable hereunder have been paid in full and all Letters of Credit have expired, terminated or been cash collateralized and all LC Disbursements shall have been reimbursed, the Borrower covenants and agrees with the Lenders that:

 

SECTION 6.01.            Indebtedness; Certain Equity Securities.  (a)  The Borrower will not, and will not permit any Subsidiary to, create, incur, assume or permit to exist any Indebtedness, any Attributable Debt in respect of any Sale and Leaseback Transaction or any Third Party Interests except:

 

(i) (A) Indebtedness under the Senior Loan Documents (including Indebtedness incurred pursuant to any Refinancing Amendment executed in accordance with Section 6.01(c)) and, in each case, Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof (including (x) Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of Revolving Commitments or Other Revolving Commitments and (y) Refinancing Indebtedness consisting of Permitted First Priority Debt) and (B) Existing Additional Senior Debt, Permitted First Priority Debt and Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof (including Indebtedness under an Incremental Senior Debt Refinancing Facility incurred pursuant to an Incremental Facility Amendment entered into pursuant to Section 2.21);

 

(ii) unsecured Indebtedness of the Borrower that is not Guaranteed by any Subsidiary, that does not mature or require scheduled payments of principal prior to the date that is 90 days after the Tranche 6 Maturity Date, and that has covenants and events of default which are determined in good faith by the senior management of the Borrower to be on market terms, and Refinancing Indebtedness issued in respect of such Indebtedness;

 

(iii) Indebtedness of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries in respect of intercompany Investments permitted under Section 6.04; provided that such Indebtedness is subordinated to the Senior Loan Obligations pursuant to terms substantially the same as those forth on Annex 2 hereto;

 

(iv) Existing Non-Guaranteed Indebtedness;

 

(v) Existing Second Priority Debt;

 

(vi) Existing Guaranteed Unsecured Indebtedness;

 

(vii)  Permitted Second Priority Debt incurred after the 2013 Restatement Effective Date in an aggregate principal amount, together with the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness incurred pursuant to clause (viii) of this Section 6.01(a), not in excess of $1,500,000,000 at any time outstanding; provided that

 

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the aggregate principal amount of Permitted Second Priority Debt incurred under this clause which matures or requires scheduled payments of principal prior to the date that is 90 days after the Tranche 6 Term Maturity Date, together with the aggregate principal amount of any Permitted Unsecured Indebtedness incurred under clause (viii) of this Section 6.01(a) which matures or requires scheduled payments of principal prior to the date that is 90 days after the Tranche 6 Term Maturity Date, shall not exceed $750,000,000 at any time outstanding;

 

(viii)  Permitted Unsecured Indebtedness incurred after the 2013 Restatement Effective Date in an aggregate principal amount, together with the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness incurred pursuant to clause (vii) of this Section 6.01(a), not in excess of $1,500,000,000 at any time outstanding; provided that the aggregate principal amount of Permitted Unsecured Indebtedness incurred under this clause which matures or requires scheduled payments of principal prior to the date that is 90 days after the Tranche 6 Term Maturity Date, together with the aggregate principal amount of any Permitted Second Priority Debt incurred under clause (vii) of this Section 6.01(a) which matures or requires schedule payments of principal prior to the date that is 90 days after the Tranche 6 Term Maturity Date, shall not exceed $750,000,000 at any time outstanding;

 

(ix) Indebtedness secured by Liens on real property or Attributable Debt incurred in connection with Sale and Leaseback Transactions involving real property; provided that any such Indebtedness, or any such lease entered into in connection with the Sale and Leaseback Transaction giving rise to such Attributable Debt, shall have a maturity date or termination date, as the case may be, after the date that is 90 days after the Tranche 6 Term Maturity Date; and provided further that the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness and Attributable Debt incurred pursuant to this clause (ix) shall not exceed $600,000,000 at any time outstanding;

 

(x) Refinancing Indebtedness issued in respect of Indebtedness or Attributable Debt permitted under this clause (x) and clauses (iv), (v), (vi) and (xv);

 

(xi) endorsements of negotiable instruments for deposit or collection or similar transactions in the ordinary course of business;

 

(xii) Indebtedness for borrowed money and Capital Lease Obligations existing on the Second Restatement Effective Date (other than Second Priority Debt and Indebtedness referred to in clauses (ii), (iv), (v) and (vi) above) and set forth on Schedule 6.01(a)(xii), but not any extensions, renewals, refinancings or replacements of such Indebtedness;

 

(xiii) Capital Lease Obligations with respect to leases existing on the Second Restatement Effective Date that were accounted for as operating leases on

 

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the Original Restatement Effective Date and thereafter reclassified as Capital Lease Obligations;

 

(xiv) Indebtedness (including Capital Lease Obligations) and Attributable Debt in respect of Sale and Leaseback Transactions in respect of equipment financing or leasing in the ordinary course of business of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries consistent with past practices;

 

(xv) purchase money Indebtedness (including Capital Lease Obligations) and Attributable Debt in respect of Sale and Leaseback Transactions in each case incurred to finance the acquisition, development, construction or opening of any Store after the Second Restatement Effective Date; provided that such Indebtedness or Attributable Debt (A) is incurred not later than 24 months following the completion of the acquisition, development, construction or opening of such Store, (B) any Lien securing such Indebtedness or Attributable Debt is limited to the Store financed with the proceeds thereof, and (C) is incurred in connection with a transaction that is substantially consistent with the business plan of the Borrower provided to the Lenders prior to the Second Restatement Effective Date;

 

(xvi)  (A) Third Party Interests issued by Securitization Vehicles in Securitizations permitted by Section 6.05, and Indebtedness represented by such Third Party Interests, (B) Indebtedness of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries that may be deemed to exist solely by virtue of a Factoring Transaction permitted by this Agreement and (C) Securitization Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of any Third Party Interests or Indebtedness permitted by clause (A) above; provided that the aggregate amount of all Securitizations plus the aggregate amount of Indebtedness permitted by clauses (B) and (C) shall not at any time exceed an amount equal to (x) $950,000,000 minus (i) the then outstanding aggregate principal amount of all Incremental Securitization Refinancing Facilities;

 

(xvii) Indebtedness of Subsidiaries other than Securitization Vehicles that may be deemed to exist solely by virtue of Standard Securitization Undertakings entered into by such Subsidiaries as sellers of Securitization Assets in Securitizations permitted by paragraph (xvi) above;

 

(xviii) [intentionally omitted]; and

 

(xix) Guarantees by Subsidiaries of the Existing Second Priority Debt (and Refinancing Indebtedness of Existing Second Priority Debt), the Existing Guaranteed Unsecured Indebtedness (and Refinancing Indebtedness of Existing Guaranteed Unsecured Indebtedness) and any Indebtedness under clause (vii) or (viii) of this Section 6.01(a).

 

(b)      The Borrower will not, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, issue any Preferred Stock or other preferred Equity Interests, other than Qualified Preferred Stock of the Borrower, Third Party Interests issued by Securitization Vehicles, and other

 

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preferred Equity Interests issued and outstanding on the Second Restatement Effective Date and set forth on Schedule 6.01(b).

 

(c)      At any time after the 2013 Restatement Effective Date, the Borrower may obtain from any Lender or Additional Lender Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of any Indebtedness outstanding under this Agreement or any outstanding Revolving Commitments or Other Revolving Commitments, in the form of Other Term Loans, Other Term Commitments, Other Revolving Loans or Other Revolving Commitments (or, if all then outstanding Revolving Commitments are to be replaced at such time, in the form of new Revolving Commitments), in each case pursuant to a Refinancing Amendment; provided that (i) such Refinancing Indebtedness (A) will rank pari passu in right of payment and of security (but without regard to control of remedies) with the other Loans, (B) if such Refinancing Indebtedness is a term loan, amortize in a manner, and be subject to mandatory prepayments (if any) on terms, reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, (C) have such pricing (other than interest rate, which shall comply with the requirements set forth in the definition of the term “Refinancing Indebtedness”) as may be agreed by the Borrower and the Administrative Agent and (D) otherwise be treated hereunder no more favorably than, in the case of revolving facilities, the Revolving Loans and Revolving Commitments, and, in the case of term loans, the Tranche 6 Term Loans; provided that the terms and provisions applicable to such Refinancing Indebtedness may provide for additional or different financial or other covenants applicable only during periods after the Latest Maturity Date that is in effect on the date such Refinancing Indebtedness is issued, incurred or obtained.  The effectiveness of any Refinancing Amendment shall be subject to the satisfaction on the date thereof of each of the conditions set forth in Section 4.02.  Any Refinancing Amendment may provide for the issuance of Letters of Credit for the account of the Borrower, or the provision to the Borrower of Swingline Loans, in each case on terms substantially equivalent to the terms applicable to Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans under the Revolving Commitments, pursuant to any Other Revolving Commitments established thereby.  The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender as to the effectiveness of each Refinancing Amendment.  Each of the parties hereto hereby agrees that, upon the effectiveness of any Refinancing Amendment, this Agreement shall be deemed amended to the extent (but only to the extent) necessary to reflect the existence and terms of the Refinancing Indebtedness incurred pursuant thereto (including any amendments necessary to treat the Loans and Commitments subject thereto as Other Term Loans, Other Revolving Loans, Other Revolving Commitments and/or Other Term Commitments).  Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Refinancing Amendment shall become effective under this Section 6.01(c) unless the Administrative Agent, to the extent so reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, shall have received legal opinions, board resolutions and/or officers’ certificates consistent with those delivered on the 2013 Restatement Effective Date under Section 1.4 of the 2013 Amendment and Restatement Agreement other than changes to such legal opinions resulting from a change in law, change in fact or change to counsel’s form of opinion reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

SECTION 6.02.            Liens.  (a)  The Borrower will not, and will not permit any Subsidiary to, create, incur, assume or permit to exist any Lien on any property or

 

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asset now owned or hereafter acquired by it, or assign or sell any income or revenues (including accounts receivable) or rights in respect of any thereof, except:

 

(i) Liens created under the Senior Loan Documents;

 

(ii) Permitted Encumbrances;

 

(iii) any Lien created or permitted by the Second Priority Collateral Documents with respect to the Second Priority Debt Obligations in favor of the Second Priority Debt Parties; provided that (A) such Lien is created simultaneously with or after an equivalent Lien under the Senior Collateral Documents on the applicable Senior Collateral, (B) such Lien is subject to the Collateral Trust and Intercreditor Agreement, (C) any Lien on the proceeds of such Senior Collateral is permitted by the Collateral Trust and Intercreditor Agreement and (D) such Second Priority Debt Obligations are permitted to be incurred under Section 6.01(a);

 

(iv) [intentionally omitted];

 

(v) any Lien securing Indebtedness of a Subsidiary owing to a Subsidiary Loan Party;

 

(vi) any Lien securing Attributable Debt and other payment obligations under leases incurred in connection with a Sale and Leaseback Transaction permitted pursuant to Section 6.01(a)(xiv) or (xv) and Section 6.06; provided that such Liens attach only to the equipment, real property or other assets subject to such Sale and Leaseback Transaction;

 

(vii) any Lien on real property securing Indebtedness permitted and incurred under Section 6.01(a)(ix);

 

(viii) any Lien securing Capital Lease Obligations permitted and incurred under Section 6.01(a)(xiii), provided that such Lien is limited to the equipment or other property subject to leases existing on the Original Restatement Effective Date that were subsequently reclassified as Capital Lease Obligations;

 

(ix) any Lien on equipment securing Indebtedness incurred to finance such equipment pursuant to Section 6.01(a)(xiv);

 

(x) Liens securing Indebtedness permitted and incurred under Section 6.01(a)(xv), provided that such Liens apply only to the property or other assets acquired, developed or constructed, as the case may be, with the proceeds of such Indebtedness;

 

(xi) Liens existing on the Second Restatement Effective Date and identified on Schedule 6.02(xi); provided, that such Liens do not attach to any property other than the property identified on such Schedule and secure only the obligations they secured on the Second Restatement Effective Date;

 

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(xii) any Lien (A) on Net Cash Proceeds that are required to be applied to the repayment of Second Priority Debt Obligations in accordance with the Collateral Trust and Intercreditor Agreement or (B) that arises pursuant to any provisions in any Second Priority Debt Document equivalent to Section 10.14 of the 12.5% Note Indenture;

 

(xiii) Liens securing Refinancing Indebtedness permitted under Section 6.01(a), to the extent that the Indebtedness being refinanced was originally secured in accordance with this Section 6.02; provided that such Lien does not apply to any additional property or assets of the Borrower or any Subsidiary (other than (i) property or assets acquired after the issuance or incurrence of such Refinancing Indebtedness that would have been subject to the Lien securing refinanced Indebtedness if such Indebtedness had not been refinanced, (ii) additions to the property or assets subject to the Lien and (iii) the proceeds of the property or assets subject to the Lien); provided further that, if the Indebtedness being refinanced constitutes (A) Second Priority Debt, then such Refinancing Indebtedness must constitute Permitted Second Priority Debt and (B) Senior Loan Obligations or Additional Senior Debt Obligations, then such Refinancing Indebtedness must constitute Senior Loan Obligations, Additional Senior Debt or Permitted Second Priority Debt;

 

(xiv) Liens on property or assets acquired pursuant to Section 6.04(vi), (x) or (xiii); provided that (A) such Liens apply only to the property or other assets subject to such Liens at the time of such acquisition and (B) such Liens existed at the time of such acquisition and were not created in contemplation thereof;

 

(xv) put and call agreements with respect to Equity Interests acquired or created in connection with Joint Ventures permitted pursuant to Section 6.04(x) or (xiii); provided that neither the Borrower nor any Subsidiary shall be permitted to enter into any such agreement that requires or, upon the occurrence of any event or condition, contingent or otherwise, may require the Borrower or any Subsidiary Loan Party to repurchase Equity Interests, Indebtedness or otherwise expend any amounts on or prior to the Tranche 2/Tranche 3 Term Maturity Date or any Latest Maturity Date thereafter that was in effect at the time of entry into such put or call arrangement (in each case other than as permitted under Section 6.04(x) or (xiii));

 

(xvi) (A) Liens on Securitization Assets transferred or purported to be transferred to Securitization Vehicles securing Third Party Interests issued in Securitizations permitted by Sections 6.01 and 6.05, (B) Liens on account receivables not purchased by a Securitization Vehicle, which Liens (i) are granted in connection with Securitizations permitted by Sections 6.01 and 6.05, (ii) are granted pursuant to Standard Securitization Undertakings, (iii) are perfected prior to an Event of Default and (iv) secure Third Party Interests issued in Securitizations permitted by Sections 6.01 and 6.05 and (C) Liens on Factoring Assets transferred or purported to be transferred in Factoring Transactions permitted by this Agreement; and

 

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(xvii) Liens (other than Liens securing Indebtedness) that are not otherwise permitted under any other provision of this Section 6.02(a); provided, that the fair market value of the property and assets with respect to which such Liens are granted shall not at any time exceed $40,000,000.

 

(b)      Notwithstanding anything in clause (a) of this Section 6.02, the Borrower may not grant or otherwise permit to exist (except in the case of clause (ii), pursuant to the Collateral Documents) Liens on any cash or cash equivalents that secure the Senior Loan Obligations or are otherwise held by the Lenders or the Administrative Agent pursuant to (i) Section 2.05(j) or (ii) Section 9.15.

 

SECTION 6.03.            Fundamental Changes.  Without limiting the restrictions on Business Acquisitions set forth in Section 6.04, the Borrower will not, and will not permit any Subsidiary Loan Party to, merge into or consolidate with any other Person, or permit any other Person to merge into or consolidate with it, or liquidate or dissolve, except that, if at the time thereof and immediately after giving effect thereto (other than in the case of clause (iv) below) no Default shall have occurred and be continuing (i) any Person may merge into the Borrower in a transaction in which the Borrower is the surviving corporation, provided, that if such other Person is a Subsidiary Loan Party, it shall have no assets that constitute Senior Collateral, (ii) any Person may merge into a Subsidiary Loan Party in a transaction in which such Subsidiary Loan Party is the surviving corporation, (iii) any Subsidiary Loan Party may liquidate or dissolve if such liquidation or dissolution is not materially disadvantageous to the Lenders and (iv) any Asset Sale of the Equity Interests in any Subsidiary Loan Party that is permitted under Section 6.05 may be effected through a merger, consolidation, liquidation or dissolution of such Subsidiary Loan Party; provided that (A) any such merger involving a Person that is not a wholly-owned Subsidiary immediately prior to such merger shall not be permitted to engage in such merger unless also permitted by Section 6.04 and (B) the Borrower and the applicable Subsidiary Loan Party shall comply with the provisions of Section 5.11 with respect to any Subsidiary acquired pursuant to this Section 6.03.

 

SECTION 6.04.            Investments, Loans, Advances, Guarantees and Acquisitions.  The Borrower will not, and will not permit any of the Subsidiaries to, make any Investment in, or Guarantee any obligations of, any other Person, or purchase or otherwise acquire (in one transaction or a series of transactions) any assets of any other Person constituting a business unit, except:

 

(i) Permitted Investments;

 

(ii) Investments of the Borrower and the Subsidiary Loan Parties and set forth on Schedule 6.04;

 

(iii) Guarantees of Indebtedness and/or Guarantees consisting of Indebtedness permitted by Section 6.01;

 

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(iv) Investments received in connection with the bankruptcy or reorganization of, or settlement of delinquent accounts and disputes with, customers and suppliers, in each case in the ordinary course of business;

 

(v) Investments by the Borrower or any Subsidiary Loan Party in Subsidiary Loan Parties; provided that the Borrower and such Subsidiary Loan Party, as the case may be, shall comply with the applicable provisions of Section 5.11 with respect to any newly formed Subsidiary;

 

(vi) Investments consisting of non-cash consideration received in connection with any Asset Sale permitted by Section 6.05;

 

(vii) Investments by the Subsidiaries in the Borrower; provided that the proceeds of such Investments are used for a purpose set forth in Section 5.10(b);

 

(viii) [intentionally omitted];

 

(ix) usual and customary loans and advances to employees, officers and directors of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries;

 

(x) Investments by the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries in Joint Ventures in an amount not to exceed $50,000,000 in the aggregate in any fiscal year of the Borrower;

 

(xi) Investments in charitable foundations organized under Section 501(c) of the Code in an amount not to exceed $7,500,000 in the aggregate in any calendar year;

 

(xii) any Investment consisting of a Hedging Agreement permitted by Section 6.07;

 

(xiii) Business Acquisitions and Investments that are not otherwise permitted under any other provision of this Section 6.04; provided that (A) at the time of such Business Acquisition or Investment no Default has occurred and is continuing or would result therefrom and (B) immediately after giving effect to any such Business Acquisition or Investment, (1) the Revolver Availability is greater than $250,000,000 and (2) the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters most recently ended on or prior to the date of such Business Acquisition or Investment, calculated on a pro forma basis as if such Business Acquisition or Investment (and any related incurrence of Indebtedness) were made on the first day of such period, shall not be less than 1.00 to 1.00;

 

(xiv) Investments consisting of Sellers’ Retained Interests in Securitizations permitted by Sections 6.01 and 6.05; and

 

(xv) (A) Investments by the Borrower or a Subsidiary in connection with a Securitization permitted pursuant to this Agreement and (B) any Investment or

 

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other Guarantee that may be deemed made by the Borrower due to the fact that a Parent Undertaking has been entered into in respect of a Securitization permitted pursuant to the Agreement.

 

SECTION 6.05.            Asset Sales.  The Borrower will not, and will not permit any of the Subsidiary Loan Parties to, conduct any Asset Sale, including any sale of any Equity Interest owned by it and any sale of Securitization Assets in connection with a Securitization, nor will the Borrower permit any of the Subsidiary Loan Parties to issue any additional Equity Interest in such Subsidiary, except:

 

(i) Permitted Dispositions;

 

(ii) any Asset Sale (other than a Sale and Leaseback Transaction, the issuance of Equity Interests, sales or contributions of Securitization Assets in a Securitization or sales of Factoring Assets in Factoring Transactions) for fair value not in the ordinary course of business;

 

(iii) any sale, transfer or disposition to a third party of Stores, leases and prescription files closed at substantially the same time as, and entered into as part of a single related transaction with, the purchase or other acquisition from such third party of Stores, leases and prescription files of a substantially equivalent value;

 

(iv) any issuance of Equity Interests of any Subsidiary Loan Party by such Subsidiary Loan Party to the Borrower or any other Subsidiary Loan Party;

 

(v) any Sale and Leaseback Transaction permitted pursuant to Section 6.01(a)(ix), (xiv) or (xv) and Section 6.06;

 

(vi) sales or contributions of Securitization Assets to Securitization Vehicles in connection with Securitizations, provided that (a) each such Securitization is effected on market terms as determined in good faith by the senior management of the Borrower, (b) the aggregate amount of all such Securitizations plus the aggregate amount of Indebtedness permitted by Section 6.01(a)(xvi)(B) and (C) does not at any time exceed an amount equal to (x) $950,000,000 minus (y) the then outstanding aggregate principal amount of all Incremental Securitization Refinancing Facilities, (c) the aggregate amount of the Sellers’ Retained Interests in such Securitizations does not exceed an amount at any time outstanding that is customary for similar transactions, (d) the proceeds to each such Securitization Vehicle from the issuance of Third Party Interests are applied substantially simultaneously with receipt thereof to the purchase from Subsidiary Loan Parties of Securitization Assets; provided that, in the case of clause (d), the Securitization Vehicle may use a portion of such proceeds to pay a customary collection agent fee in connection with such Securitization to the extent such fee is permitted pursuant to Section 6.09(f), and (e) no Securitization may be effected after the 2013 Restatement Effective Date until such time as a written intercreditor agreement on customary market terms with respect thereto

 

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contemplated by Section 8.01(h) and approved in writing by each Borrowing Base Agent, such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed, has been entered into and become effective; and

 

(vii) unless otherwise restricted by Section 5.17, sales of Factoring Assets in connection with Factoring Transactions; provided that (i) a Factoring Notice with respect to such Factoring Transaction has been delivered by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent, (ii) each such Factoring Transaction is effected on market terms as determined in good faith by the senior management of the Borrower and (iii) no Factoring Transaction may be effected after the 2013 Restatement Effective Date until such time as a written intercreditor agreement on customary market terms with respect thereto contemplated by Section 8.01(h) and approved in writing by each Borrowing Base Agent, such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed, has been entered into and become effective;

 

provided that, with respect to sales, transfers or dispositions under clause (ii) or (v), and with respect to any net consideration received from any transaction described in clause (iii), at least 75% of the consideration therefor shall consist of cash.

 

SECTION 6.06.            Sale and Leaseback Transactions.  The Borrower will not, and will not permit any of the Subsidiaries to, enter into any Sale and Leaseback Transaction, except for Sale and Leaseback Transactions permitted by and effected pursuant to Section 6.01(a)(ix), (xiv) or (xv) which do not result in Liens other than Liens permitted pursuant to Section 6.02(a).

 

SECTION 6.07.            Hedging Agreements.  The Borrower will not, and will not permit any of the Subsidiaries to, incur or at any time be liable with respect to any monetary liability under any Hedging Agreements, unless such Hedging Agreements (i) are entered into for bona fide hedging purposes of the Borrower, any Subsidiary Loan Party (as determined in good faith by the senior management of the Borrower), (ii) correspond in terms of notional amount, duration, currencies and interest rates, as applicable, to Indebtedness of the Borrower or any Subsidiary Loan Party permitted to be incurred under Section 6.01(a) or to business transactions of the Borrower and the Subsidiary Loan Parties on customary terms entered into in the ordinary course of business and (iii) do not exceed an amount equal to the aggregate principal amount of the Senior Obligations and the Second Priority Debt Obligations.

 

SECTION 6.08.            Restricted Payments; Certain Payments of Indebtedness.  (a)  The Borrower will not, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, declare or make, or agree to pay or make, directly or indirectly, any Restricted Payment, or incur any obligation (contingent or otherwise) to do so, except (i) the Borrower may declare and pay dividends with respect to its common stock or Qualified Preferred Stock payable solely in additional shares of its common stock or Qualified Preferred Stock, or make cash payments in lieu of fractional shares, (ii) Subsidiaries (other than those directly owned, in whole or part, by the Borrower) may declare and pay dividends ratably with respect to their common stock, (iii) the Borrower may declare and pay cash dividends with respect to its common stock and effect repurchases, redemptions or other Restricted

 

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Payments with respect to its common stock, together in an aggregate amount in any fiscal year of the Borrower not to exceed 50% of Consolidated Net Income (if positive) for the immediately preceding fiscal year of the Borrower; provided that immediately prior and after giving effect to any such payment no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing and, immediately after giving effect to any such payment, the Borrower shall have Revolver Availability of more than $100,000,000, (iv) the Borrower may pay cash dividends in an amount not to exceed $60,000,000 in any fiscal year of the Borrower with respect to any Qualified Preferred Stock; provided that (x) immediately prior and after giving effect to any such payment, no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing and (y) only so long as a Financial Covenant Effectiveness Period is then occurring, the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters most recently ended on or prior to the date of such payment, calculated on a pro forma basis as if such payment were made on the last day of such period (and excluding any such payments previously made pursuant to this clause during such four quarter period but attributed for purposes of this calculation to the last day of a prior period which day does not occur in such four quarter period) is not less than the ratio applicable to such period of four fiscal quarters under Section 6.12, (v) the Borrower and the Subsidiaries may make Restricted Payments consisting of the repurchase or other acquisition of shares of, or options to purchase shares of, capital stock of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries from employees, former employees, directors or former directors of the Borrower or any Subsidiary (or their permitted transferees), in each case pursuant to stock option plans, stock plans, employment agreements or other employee benefit plans approved by the board of directors of the Borrower; provided that no Default has occurred and is continuing; and provided further that the aggregate amount of such Restricted Payments made after the Original Restatement Effective Date shall not exceed $10,000,000, (vi) the Subsidiaries may declare and pay cash dividends to the Borrower; provided that the Borrower shall, within a reasonable time following receipt of any such payment, use all of the proceeds thereof for a purpose set forth in Section 5.10(b) or a Refinancing Amendment (including the payment of dividends required or permitted pursuant to this Section 6.08(a)), (vii) the Borrower and the Subsidiaries may declare and pay cash dividends with respect to the Equity Interests set forth on Schedule 6.08(a) to the extent, and only to the extent, required pursuant to the terms of such Equity Interests or any other agreement in effect on the Effective Date and (viii) so long as no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would result therefrom, the Borrower may redeem or repurchase shares of the Borrower’s and/or its Subsidiaries’ (including Rite Aid Lease Management Company’s) Preferred Stock (A) solely with Net Cash Proceeds received by the Borrower from issuances of its common stock after the Original Restatement Effective Date, provided that any such repurchase or redemption is effected within 150 days after the receipt of such proceeds or (B) with other funds available to the Borrower if, immediately after giving effect to any such redemption or repurchase, the Borrower shall have Revolver Availability of more than $100,000,000.

 

(b)      The Borrower will not, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, make or agree to pay or make, directly or indirectly, any payment or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property) of or in respect of principal of or interest on any Indebtedness, or any payment or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other

 

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property), including any sinking fund or similar deposit, on account of the purchase, redemption, retirement, acquisition, cancellation or termination of any Indebtedness (which, for purposes of this Section 6.08(b), shall include any Indebtedness, including the 2015 8.5% Convertible Notes, incurred pursuant to any of clauses (i) through (xx) of Section 6.01(a)), except:

 

(i) payments or prepayments or exchanges of Indebtedness (including Refinancing Indebtedness) created under the Senior Loan Documents (including any Refinancing Amendment executed in accordance with Section 6.01(c)) and prepayments, repurchases or redemptions of Additional Senior Debt made in accordance with Section 2.11(c);

 

(ii) payments of regularly scheduled interest and principal payments as and when due in respect of any Indebtedness permitted pursuant to Section 6.01(a);

 

(iii) prepayments of Indebtedness permitted pursuant to clause (vii), (viii) or (ix) of Section 6.01(a) with the proceeds of, or in exchange for, Indebtedness permitted pursuant to clause (vii), (viii) or (ix) of Section 6.01(a), respectively;

 

(iv) payments of secured Indebtedness that becomes due as a result of the voluntary sale or transfer of the property or assets securing such Indebtedness;

 

(v)  Optional Debt Repurchases of Indebtedness provided that immediately prior and after giving effect to any such Optional Debt Repurchases, (i) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing and (ii) the Borrower shall have Revolver Availability of more than $100,000,000;

 

(vi) repurchases, exchanges or redemptions of Indebtedness for consideration consisting solely of common stock of the Borrower or Qualified Preferred Stock or cash payments in lieu of fractional shares;

 

(vii) prepayments of Capital Lease Obligations in connection with the sale, closing or relocation of Stores;

 

(viii) prepayments and exchanges of Indebtedness in connection with the incurrence of Refinancing Indebtedness permitted pursuant to Section 6.01(a)(ii) or (x);

 

(ix) prepayments of Indebtedness permitted pursuant to Section 6.01(a)(iii), if permitted by the subordination provisions applicable to such Indebtedness

 

(x) unless an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, mandatory prepayments of Indebtedness and interest under the 2017 9.50% Notes;

 

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(xi) mandatory repurchases of the 2015 8.5% Convertible Notes pursuant to an offer following the occurrence of a Fundamental Change (as defined in the 2015 8.5% Convertible Note Indenture) or otherwise, provided that immediately prior to and after giving effect to any such mandatory repurchase, (A) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing and (B) the Borrower shall have Revolver Availability of more than $100,000,000.

 

SECTION 6.09.            Transactions with Affiliates.  The Borrower will not, and will not permit any Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly, sell, lease or otherwise transfer any property or assets to, or purchase, lease or otherwise acquire any property or assets from, or otherwise engage in any other transactions with, any of its Affiliates, except:

 

(a)      payment of compensation to directors, officers, and employees of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business;

 

(b)      payments in respect of transactions required to be made pursuant to agreements or arrangements in effect on the Second Restatement Effective Date and set forth on Schedule 6.09;

 

(c)      transactions involving the acquisition of inventory in the ordinary course of business; provided that (i) the terms of such transaction are (A) set forth in writing, (B) in the best interests of the Borrower or such Subsidiary, as the case may be, and (C) no less favorable to the Borrower or such Subsidiary, as the case may be, than those that could be obtained in a comparable arm’s length transaction with a Person that is not an Affiliate of the Borrower or a Subsidiary and, (ii) if such transaction involves aggregate payments or value in excess of $75,000,000, the board of directors of the Borrower (including a majority of the disinterested members of the board of directors) approves such transaction and, in its good faith judgment, believes that such transaction complies with clauses (i)(B) and (C) of this paragraph;

 

(d)      (i) transactions between or among the Borrower and/or one or more Subsidiary Loan Parties, (ii) sales of Securitization Assets to Securitization Vehicles in Securitizations permitted by Sections 6.01 and 6.05, (iii) [intentionally omitted], (iv) transactions under, involving, related to and/or in connection with the Acquisition and documents related thereto including, (A) the Stock Purchase Agreement, dated as of August 23, 2006, by and between the Borrower and The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc., (B) the Stockholder Agreement, dated as of August 23, 2006, between the Borrower, The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc., Jean Coutu, Marcelle Coutu, Francois J. Coutu, Michel Coutu, Louis Coutu, Sylvie Coutu and Marie-Josée Coutu and (C) the Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of August 23, 2006, by and between the Borrower and The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. and (v) the Transition Services Agreement, dated as of June 4, 2007, by and between the Borrower and the Seller; provided that the terms of the transactions referred to in clauses (iii), (iv) and (v) above are in the best interest of

 

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the Borrower, such Subsidiary Loan Party or the Subsidiary that is a party thereto, as the case may be;

 

(e)      issuances of Preferred Stock of the Borrower (and transactions that are necessary to effect such issuances) in respect of pay-in-kind obligations of the Borrower relating to Series G Preferred Stock or Series H Preferred Stock; and

 

(f)       any other Affiliate transaction not otherwise permitted pursuant to this Section 6.09; provided that (i) the terms of such transaction are (A) set forth in writing, (B) in the best interests of the Borrower or such Subsidiary, as the case may be, and (C) no less favorable to the Borrower or such Subsidiary, as the case may be, than those that could be obtained in a comparable arm’s length transaction with a Person that is not an Affiliate of the Borrower or a Subsidiary, (ii) if such transaction involves aggregate payments or value in excess of $25,000,000 in any consecutive 12-month period, the board of directors of the Borrower (including a majority of the disinterested members of the board of directors) approves such transaction and, in its good faith judgment, believes that such transaction complies with clauses (i)(B) and (C) of this paragraph and (iii) if such transaction (other than any transaction necessary for the redemption or exchange of the Borrower’s Series G Preferred Stock or Series H Preferred Stock) involves aggregate payments or value in excess of $50,000,000 in any consecutive 12-month period, the Borrower obtains a written opinion from an independent investment banking firm or appraiser of national prominence, as appropriate, to the effect that such transaction is fair to the Borrower or such Subsidiary, as the case may be, from a financial point of view.

 

SECTION 6.10.            Restrictive Agreements.  (a)  The Borrower will not, and will not permit any Subsidiary to, enter into any agreement which imposes a limitation on the incurrence by the Borrower and the Subsidiaries of Liens that (i) would restrict any Subsidiary from granting Liens on any of its assets (including assets in addition to the then-existing Senior Collateral, to secure the Senior Obligations and the Second Priority Obligations) or (ii) is more restrictive, taken as a whole, than the limitation on Liens set forth in this Agreement except, in each case, (A)(u) the Senior Loan Documents, (v) agreements with respect to Indebtedness secured by Liens permitted by Section 6.02(a) restricting the ability to transfer or grant Liens on the assets securing such Indebtedness, (w) agreements with respect to Second Priority Debt (1) containing provisions described in clauses (i) and/or (ii) above that are not materially more restrictive, taken as a whole, than those of the 2016 10.375% Note Indenture as in effect on the 2009 Restatement Effective Date or (2) requiring that such Indebtedness be secured by assets in respect of which Liens are granted to secure other Indebtedness (provided that in the case of any such assets subject to a Senior Lien, such Indebtedness will be required to be secured only with a Second Priority Lien); provided, however, that the Second Priority Debt Documents relating to any such Indebtedness may not contain terms requiring any Liens be granted with respect to Senior Collateral consisting of cash or Permitted Investments pledged pursuant to Section 2.05(j) of this Agreement or Section 8 of the Senior Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement or otherwise required to be provided upon the occurrence of a default under any bank credit facility to secure obligations in respect of letters of credit issued thereunder, (x) agreements with respect to Additional Senior Debt (1) containing provisions described in clauses (i) and/or (ii) above that are not materially more restrictive, taken as a whole, than those of this Agreement or (2) requiring that such Indebtedness be secured by assets in respect of which Liens are granted to secure other Indebtedness; provided, however, that the Additional Senior Debt Documents relating to any such Indebtedness may not contain terms requiring any Liens be granted with respect to Senior Collateral consisting of cash or Permitted Investments pledged pursuant to Section 2.05(j) of this Agreement or Section 8 of the Senior Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement or otherwise required to be provided upon the occurrence of a default under any bank credit facility to secure

 

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obligations in respect of letters of credit issued thereunder, (y) agreements with respect to unsecured Indebtedness governed by indentures or by credit agreements or note purchase agreements with institutional investors permitted by this Agreement containing terms that are not materially more restrictive, taken as a whole, than those of the 2017 9.50% Note Indenture as in effect on the 2009 Restatement Effective Date and (z) the 2017 9.5% Senior Notes, (B) customary restrictions contained in purchase and sale agreements limiting the transfer of the subject assets pending closing, (C) customary non-assignment provisions in leases and other contracts entered into in the ordinary course of business, (D) pursuant to applicable law, (E) agreements in effect as of the Second Restatement Effective Date and not entered into in contemplation of the transactions effected in connection with the closing of the Original Agreement, (F) the Indentures, in each case when originally entered into, (G) any restriction existing under agreements relating to assets acquired by the Borrower or a Subsidiary in a transaction permitted hereby; provided that such agreements existed at the time of such acquisition, were not put into place in anticipation of such acquisition and are not applicable to any assets other than assets so acquired, (H) any restriction existing under any agreement of a Person acquired as a Subsidiary pursuant to Section 6.03 or Section 6.04(a)(xiii); provided that any such agreement existed at the time of such acquisition, was not put into place in anticipation of such acquisition and was not applicable to any Person or assets other than the Person or assets so acquired and (I) customary restrictions and conditions contained in agreements relating to Securitizations permitted hereunder, provided that such restrictions and conditions apply only to Securitization Vehicles and to the Securitization Assets that are subject to such Securitizations.

 

(b)      The Borrower will not, and will not permit any Subsidiary to, enter into or suffer to exist or become effective any consensual encumbrance or restriction on the ability of any Subsidiary to (i) make Restricted Payments in respect of any Equity Interests of such Subsidiary held by, or pay any Indebtedness owed to, the Borrower or any other Subsidiary, (ii) make any Investment in the Borrower or any other Subsidiary, or (iii) transfer any of its assets to the Borrower or any other Subsidiary, except for (A) any restriction existing under (1) the Senior Loan Documents or existing on the Second Restatement Effective Date under the Indentures, (2) the indenture or agreement governing any Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of Indebtedness set forth in clause (1) above or (3) agreements with respect to Indebtedness permitted by this Agreement containing provisions described in clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) above that are not materially more restrictive, taken as a whole, than those of the 2016 10.375% Note Indenture as in effect on the 2009 Restatement Effective Date, (B) customary non-assignment provisions

 

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in leases and other contracts entered into in the ordinary course of business, (C) as required by applicable law, (D) customary restrictions contained in purchase and sale agreements limiting the transfer of the subject assets pending closing, (E) any restriction existing under agreements relating to assets acquired by the Borrower or a Subsidiary in a transaction permitted hereby; provided that such agreements existed at the time of such acquisition, were not put into place in anticipation of such acquisition and are not applicable to any assets other than assets so acquired, (F) any restriction existing under any agreement of a Person acquired as a Subsidiary pursuant to Section 6.03 or Section 6.04(a)(xiii); provided any such agreement existed at the time of such acquisition, was not put into place in anticipation of such acquisition and was not applicable to any Person or assets other than the Person or assets so acquired, (G) agreements with respect to Indebtedness secured by Liens permitted by Section 6.02 that restrict the ability to transfer the assets securing such Indebtedness, (H) customary restrictions and conditions contained in agreements relating to Securitizations permitted hereunder, provided that such restrictions and conditions apply only to Securitization Vehicles and to the Securitization Assets that are subject to such Securitizations and (I) any restriction existing under the 2017 9.5% Senior Notes.

 

SECTION 6.11.            Amendment of Material Documents.  (a)  The Borrower will not, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, amend, modify or waive any Second Priority Collateral Document or any of its rights thereunder without the consent of the Collateral Agent and the Borrowing Base Agent, other than modifications to such agreements in connection with (i) the joinder of additional Subsidiary Loan Parties effected by the execution of supplements to such agreements and (ii) the inclusion of (A) additional Second Priority Debt permitted pursuant to Section 6.01(a)(vii) constituting Secured Obligations (as defined in the Second Priority Subsidiary Security Agreement), (B) Additional Senior Debt Obligations under such agreements or (C) amendments to effect the transactions contemplated by the 2009 Amendment and Restatement Agreement and taking place on the 2009 Restatement Effective Date.  The Borrower will not, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, amend, modify or waive any instrument governing the 2017 9.5% Senior Notes, any Additional Senior Debt Obligations or any related security documents, or any of its rights under any of the foregoing, in each case without the consent of the Collateral Agent and the Borrowing Base Agent, other than amendments, modifications and waivers that are not material and adverse to the interests of the Lenders or amendments or other modifications to implement any Refinancing Indebtedness permitted by this Agreement.

 

(b)      The Borrower will not, and will not permit any Subsidiary party to the Intercompany Inventory Purchase Agreement to, amend, terminate, or otherwise modify the Intercompany Inventory Purchase Agreement in any manner materially adverse to the Lenders or their interests under the Senior Loan Documents without the prior written approval of the Collateral Agent; provided, however, that the foregoing shall not limit the Borrower’s responsibilities pursuant to Section 3.2 of the Intercompany Inventory Purchase Agreement.

 

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four consecutive fiscal quarters most recently ended on or prior to any day during a Financial Covenant Effectiveness Period to be less than 1.00 to 1.00.

 

SECTION 6.13.            Restrictions on Asset Holdings by the Borrower.  The Borrower will not at any time:

 

(i) make or hold any Investments other than investments in the Equity Interests of the Subsidiaries (including any distributions or other assets received in respect thereto), intercompany advances to Subsidiaries and Investments permitted by clause (iii) below;

 

(ii) acquire or hold any Stores, other capital assets, inventory or accounts receivable, other than any real estate which the Borrower holds only as lessor and which is leased and operated by another Person; or

 

(iii) acquire or hold cash, cash equivalents, Permitted Investments or balances in bank accounts, other than such amounts as are reasonably anticipated (at the time so acquired or held) to be utilized within five Business Days to pay costs, expenses and other obligations of the Borrower referred to in Section 5.10(b).

 

SECTION 6.14.            Corporate Separateness.  The Borrower will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, take all necessary steps to maintain its identity as a separate legal entity from other Persons and to make it manifest to third parties that it is an entity with assets and liabilities distinct from those of each of other Person.

 

SECTION 6.15.            Cash Management.  At any time any Revolving Loans (including any Other Revolving Loans) are outstanding, the Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any Subsidiary Loan Party to, permit cash on hand (including the proceeds of any Revolving Loan and any Other Revolving Loans) in an aggregate amount in excess of $200,000,000 to accumulate and be maintained in the Deposit Accounts of the Loan Parties, provided, that, for purposes hereof, “cash on hand” shall exclude the following: (i) “store” cash, cash in transit between stores and local Deposit Accounts and cash receipts from sales in the process of inter-account transfers, in each case as a result of the ordinary course operations of the Loan Parties, (ii) cash necessary for the Loan Parties to satisfy the current liabilities incurred by such Loan Parties in the ordinary course of their businesses and without acceleration of the satisfaction of such current liabilities, (iii) the Net Proceeds received in respect of a Prepayment Event described in clause (a) or (b) of the definition of “Prepayment Event” for which the Borrower is permitted to apply such Net Proceeds as a reinvestment to acquire real property, equipment or other tangible assets pursuant to Section 2.11(c) or any equivalent provision under any Additional Senior Debt Document, (iv) cash proceeds of Refinancing Indebtedness not yet applied to Refinance the applicable Refinanced Debt in accordance with clause (xi) of the first proviso in the definition of the term “Refinancing Indebtedness”, (v) cash proceeds of Refinancing Indebtedness to the extent that the applicable Refinanced Debt consists of unused Revolving Commitments or Other Revolving Commitments that have been terminated in connection with the issuance of such Refinancing Indebtedness, (vi) cash

 

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held in any Deposit Account relating to any Securitization or Factoring Transaction, (vii) cash collateral required to be deposited pursuant to Section 2.05(j) or otherwise to cash collateralize letters of credit in accordance with the applicable loan or letter of credit documents and (viii) cash held in any Deposit Account of the Loan Parties which is under the sole dominion and control of the Collateral Agent if the Collateral Agent has exclusive rights of withdrawal with respect to such Deposit Accounts.  The Borrower shall not borrow any Revolving Loans or Other Revolving Loans in an aggregate principal amount of more than $100,000,000 over any three consecutive Business Day period if the purpose of such Borrowings is to accumulate cash on hand (other than for any of the purposes described in clause (ii), (iv), (v) or (vii) above).

 

ARTICLE VII

 

Events of Default

 

If any of the following events (“Events of Default”) shall occur:

 

(a)      the Borrower shall fail to pay any principal of any Loan or any reimbursement obligation in respect of any LC Disbursement when and as the same shall become due and payable, whether at the due date thereof or at a date fixed for prepayment thereof or otherwise;

 

(b)      the Borrower shall fail to pay any interest on any Loan or any fee or any other amount (other than an amount referred to in clause (a) of this Article) payable under this Agreement or any other Senior Loan Document, when and as the same shall become due and payable, and such failure shall continue unremedied for a period of five days;

 

(c)      any representation or warranty made or deemed made by or on behalf of the Borrower or any Subsidiary in or in connection with any Senior Loan Document or any amendment or modification thereof or waiver thereunder, or in any report, certificate, financial statement or other document furnished pursuant to or in connection with any Senior Loan Document or any amendment or modification thereof or waiver thereunder, shall prove to have been incorrect in any material respect when made or deemed made;