Amended And Restated Credit Agreement

Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

Exhibit 10.2.4

AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT

among

AQUA PENNSYLVANIA, INC.

and

THE BANKS PARTY HERETO

and

PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
as Agent



Dated as of November 17, 2016

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS





 

 

BACKGROUND

SECTION 1. 

DEFINITIONS

1.1

Defined Terms

1.2

Other Definitional Provisions

18 

1.3

Construction

18 

SECTION 2. 

THE CREDITS

19 

2.1

Revolving Credit Loans

19 

2.2

Swing Line Loans

20 

2.3

General Provisions Regarding Loans

23 

2.4

Fees

24 

2.5

Revolving Credit Notes; Repayment of Revolving Credit Loans

24 

2.6

Interest on Revolving Credit Loans

25 

2.7

Default Rate; Additional Interest; Alternate Rate of Interest

25 

2.8

Termination, Reduction, Extension of Commitments; Additional Banks

25 

2.9

Optional and Mandatory Prepayments of Loans

27 

2.10

Illegality

27 

2.11

Requirements of Law

28 

2.12

Taxes

29 

2.13

Indemnity

31 

2.14

Pro Rata Treatment, etc.

32 

2.15

Payments

32 

2.16

Conversion and Continuation Options

32 

2.17

Defaulting Banks

33 

SECTION 3. 

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

34 

3.1

Financial Condition

35 

3.2

No Adverse Change

35 

3.3

Existence; Compliance with Law

35 

3.4

Corporate Power; Authorization; Enforceable Obligations

35 

3.5

No Legal Bar

36 

3.6

No Material Litigation

36 

3.7

No Default

36 

3.8

Taxes

36 

3.9

Federal Regulations

36 

3.10

ERISA

36 

3.11

Investment Company Act

37 

3.12

Purpose of Loans

37 

3.13

Environmental Matters

37 

3.14

Ownership of the Borrower

38 

3.15

Patents, Trademarks, etc

38 

3.16

Ownership of Property

38 

3.17

Licenses, etc

38 

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3.18

Labor Matters

39 

3.19

Partnerships

39 

3.20

No Material Misstatements

39 

3.21

Anti-Money Laundering/International Trade Law Compliance

39 

3.22

EEA Financial Institutions.

39 

SECTION 4. 

CONDITIONS PRECEDENT; CLOSING

39 

4.1

Conditions to Closing

39 

4.2

Conditions to Each Loan

41 

4.3

Closing

42 

4.4

Transitional Arrangements

42 

SECTION 5. 

AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS

42 

5.1

Financial Statements

43 

5.2

Certificates; Other Information

43 

5.3

Payment of Obligations

43 

5.4

Conduct of Business and Maintenance of Existence

43 

5.5

Maintenance of Property; Insurance

44 

5.6

Inspection of Property; Books and Records; Discussions

44 

5.7

Notices

44 

5.8

Environmental Laws

45 

5.9

Taxes

46 

5.10

Covenants of the Indenture

46 

5.11

Guarantees of Obligations

46 

5.12

Anti-Money Laundering/International Trade Law Compliance

46 

SECTION 6. 

NEGATIVE COVENANTS

46 

6.1

Financial Covenants

46 

6.2

Limitation on Certain Debt

47 

6.3

Limitation on Liens

47 

6.4

Limitations on Fundamental Changes

48 

6.5

Limitation on Sale of Assets

49 

6.6

Limitations on Acquisitions

49 

6.7

Limitation on Distributions and Investments

49 

6.8

Transactions with Affiliates

49 

6.9

Sale and Leaseback

49 

6.10

Fiscal Year

50 

6.11

Continuation of or Change in Business

50 

SECTION 7. 

EVENTS OF DEFAULT

50 

7.1

Events of Default

50 

7.2

Remedies

52 

SECTION 8. 

THE AGENT

54 

8.1

Appointment

54 

8.2

Delegation of Duties

54 

8.3

Exculpatory Provisions

54 

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8.4

Reliance by Agent

55 

8.5

Notice of Default

55 

8.6

Non‑Reliance on Agent and Other Banks

55 

8.7

Indemnification

56 

8.8

Agent in its Individual Capacity

56 

8.9

Successor Agent

56 

8.10

Beneficiaries

56 

8.11

USA Patriot Act

57 

SECTION 9. 

MISCELLANEOUS

57 

9.1

Amendments and Waivers

57 

9.2

Notices

58 

9.3

No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies

59 

9.4

Survival of Representations and Warranties

59 

9.5

Payment of Expenses and Taxes

59 

9.6

Successors and Assigns

60 

9.7

Confidentiality

63 

9.8

Adjustments; Set‑off

64 

9.9

Counterparts

64 

9.10

Severability

64 

9.11

Integration

65 

9.12

GOVERNING LAW

65 

9.13

Submission To Jurisdiction; Waivers

65 

9.14

Acknowledgments

65 

9.15

WAIVERS OF JURY TRIAL

66 

9.16

USA PATRIOT ACT

66 

9.17

Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions

66 



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SCHEDULES

 



 

SCHEDULE I

Bank and Commitment Information

SCHEDULE 3.6

Existing Litigation

SCHEDULE 3.11

Regulatory Approvals

SCHEDULE 3.13

Environmental Matters

SCHEDULE 3.19

Interests in Partnerships

SCHEDULE 6.3

Existing Liens



 



 

EXHIBITS

 



 

EXHIBIT A

Form of Borrowing Request

EXHIBIT B-1

Form of Note

EXHIBIT B-2

Form of Swing Line Note

EXHIBIT C

Form of Assignment and Acceptance





























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AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT

THIS AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) dated as of November 17, 2016, by and among AQUA PENNSYLVANIA, INC., a Pennsylvania corporation (the “Borrower”), the several banks and other financial institutions from time to time parties to this Agreement (the “Banks”), and PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, a national banking association, as administrative agent (in such capacity, the “Agent”).

BACKGROUND

A.The Banks have made available to the Borrower a revolving credit facility in the maximum principal amount of $100,000,000 on the terms and conditions contained in that certain Credit Agreement dated as of November 30, 2010 (as amended and in effect immediately prior to the date hereof, the “Existing Credit Agreement”) by and among the Borrower, the Banks and the Agent.

B.The Borrower, the Banks and the Agent desire to amend and to restate the terms of the Existing Credit Agreement, all upon the terms and conditions set forth herein.

NOW, THEREFORE, the parties hereto, in consideration of their mutual covenants and agreements hereinafter set forth and intending to be legally bound hereby, covenant and agree that the Existing Credit Agreement is amended and restated in its entirety as follows:

SECTION 1.  DEFINITIONS

1.1Defined Terms.  As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

Adjusted Revolving Credit Commitment Percentage”:  with respect to any non-Defaulting Bank, the quotient (expressed as a percentage) of such Bank’s aggregate Commitment divided by the aggregate Commitments of all non-Defaulting Banks.

Affiliate”:  any Person (other than a Subsidiary, or an officer, director or employee of the Borrower who would not be an Affiliate but for such Person’s status as an officer, director and/or employee) which, directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, or is controlled by, or is under common control with, the Borrower, and any member, director, officer or employee of any such Person or any Subsidiary of the Borrower.  For purposes of this definition, “control” shall mean the power, directly or indirectly, either to (i) vote 5% or more of the securities having ordinary voting power for the election of directors of such Person or (ii) direct or in effect cause the direction of the management and policies of such Person whether by contract or otherwise.

Anti-Terrorism Laws”:  any Laws applicable to any Covered Entity or any other party hereto relating to terrorism, trade sanctions programs and embargoes, import/export licensing, money laundering, bribery or anti-corruption, and any regulation, order, or

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directive promulgated,  issued or enforced pursuant to such Laws (including, without limitation, any of the foregoing promulgated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, the U.S. Department of State, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union and member states, Her Majesty's Treasury of the United Kingdom, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, or other relevant sanctions authority), all as amended, supplemented or replaced from time to time.

Assignment and Acceptance”:  an assignment and acceptance entered into by a Bank and an assignee, and acknowledged by the Agent, in the form of Exhibit C or such other form as shall be approved by the Agent.

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

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

Base Rate”:  for any day, a rate per annum (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the next 1/100th of 1%) equal to the highest of (a) the Prime Rate in effect on such day, (b) the Federal Funds Open Rate in effect on such day plus fifty (50) basis points (0.5%) and (c) the Daily LIBOR Rate plus one hundred (100) basis points (1.0%) provided, however, if the Base Rate determined as provided above would be less than zero, then such rate shall be deemed to be zero.  If for any reason the Agent shall have determined (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) that it is unable to ascertain the Federal Funds Open Rate or the Daily LIBOR Rate for any reason, including the inability or failure of the Agent to obtain sufficient quotations in accordance with the definition of such term, the Base Rate shall be determined without regard to clause (b) or (c) as the case may be, of the first sentence of this definition until the circumstances giving rise to such inability no longer exist.  Any change in the Base Rate due to a change in the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Open Rate or the Daily LIBOR Rate shall be effective on the effective date of such change in the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Open Rate or the Daily LIBOR Rate, as the case may be.

Base Rate Borrowing”:  a Borrowing comprised of Base Rate Loans.

Base Rate Loan”: any Revolving Credit Loan bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Base Rate.

Borrower”: as defined in the heading of this Agreement.

Borrowing”: a Swing Line Loan made by the Swing Line Bank or each group of Revolving Credit Loans of a single Type made by the Banks on a single date and, in the case of Eurodollar Loans, as to which a single Interest Period is in effect.

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Borrowing Request”:  a request made pursuant to Section 2.1(c) in the form of Exhibit A.

Business Day”:  a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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”:  at any time, a lease with respect to which the lessee is required to recognize the acquisition of an asset and the incurrence of a liability in accordance with GAAP.

Capital Stock”:  any and all shares, interests, participations or other equivalents (however designated) of capital stock of a corporation, any and all equivalent ownership interests in a Person (other than a corporation) and any and all warrants or options to purchase any of the foregoing.

Change in Law”:  the occurrence, after the date of this Agreement, of any of the following:  (a) the adoption or taking effect of any Law, (b) any change in any Law or in the administration, interpretation, implementation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority or (c) the making or issuance of any request, rule, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of Law) by any Governmental Authority; provided that notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (x) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, regulations, guidelines, interpretations or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith (whether or not having the force of Law) and (y) all requests, rules, regulations, guidelines, interpretations or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States or foreign regulatory authorities (whether or not having the force of Law), in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a Change in Law regardless of the date enacted, adopted, issued, promulgated or implemented.

Closing”:  as defined in Section 4.3.

Closing Date”:  as defined in Section 4.3.

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

Commitment”:  as to any Bank, the obligation of such Bank to make Loans to the Borrower hereunder in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Bank’s name on Schedule I or in the Assignment and Acceptance pursuant to which such Bank becomes a party to this Agreement, as the same may be permanently terminated, reduced and extended from time to time pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.9 or changed by subsequent assignments pursuant to subsection 9.6(b).

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Commitment Percentage”:  as to any Bank at any time, the proportion (expressed as a percentage) that such Bank’s Commitment bears to the Total Commitment (or, at any time after the Commitments shall have expired or been terminated, the percentage which the amount of such Bank’s Loans constitutes of the aggregate amount of the Loans of the Banks then outstanding).

Commonly Controlled Entity”:  an entity, whether or not incorporated, which is under common control with the Borrower within the meaning of Section 4001 of ERISA or is part of a group which includes the Borrower and which is treated as a single employer under Section 414 of the Code.

Consolidated Assets”:  at any time, the amount at which all assets (including, without duplication, the capitalized value of any leasehold interest under any Capital Lease) of the Borrower would be reflected on a consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower at such time.

Consolidated EBIT”:  for any period, Consolidated Net Income for such period, plus the amount of income taxes and interest expense deducted from earnings in determining such Consolidated Net Income.

Consolidated EBITDA”:  for any period, Consolidated Net Income for such period, plus the amount of income taxes, interest expense, depreciation and amortization deducted from earnings in determining such Consolidated Net Income.

Consolidated Funded Debt”:  at any time, all Debt of the Borrower determined on a consolidated basis consisting of, without duplication (a) borrowed money Debt, including without limitation capitalized lease obligations;(b) reimbursement obligations in respect of letters of credit, bank guarantees and the like; and (c) Debt in the nature of a Contingent Obligation, whether or not required to be reflected on a balance sheet of the Borrower in accordance with GAAP.

Consolidated Interest Expense”:  for any period, the amount of cash interest expense deducted from earnings of the Borrower in determining Consolidated Net Income for such period in accordance with GAAP.

Consolidated Net Income”:  for any fiscal period, net earnings (or loss) after income and other taxes computed on the basis of income of the Borrower for such period determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, but excluding:

(a)the amount of any extraordinary items included in such calculation of net earnings (or loss);

(b)any gain or loss resulting from the write‑up or write‑off of fixed assets;

(c)earnings of any Subsidiary accrued prior to the date it became a Subsidiary;

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(d)earnings of any Person, substantially all assets of which have been acquired in any manner, realized by such Person prior to the date of such acquisition; and

(e)any gain arising from the acquisition of any Securities of the Borrower or any Subsidiary thereof.

Consolidated Shareholders’ Equity”:  at a particular date, the net book value of the shareholders’ equity of the Borrower as would be shown on a consolidated balance sheet at such time determined in accordance with GAAP.

Contingent Obligation”:  with respect to any Person (for the purpose of this definition, the “Obligor”) any obligation (except the endorsement in the ordinary course of business of instruments for deposit or collection) of the Obligor guaranteeing or in effect guaranteeing any indebtedness of any other Person (for the purpose of this definition, the “Primary Obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, including (without limitation) indebtedness incurred through an agreement, contingent or otherwise, by the Obligor:

(a)to purchase such indebtedness of the Primary Obligor or any Property or assets constituting security therefor;

(b)to advance or supply funds

(i)for the purpose of payment of such indebtedness (except to the extent such indebtedness otherwise appears on Borrower’s balance sheet as indebtedness), or

(ii)to maintain working capital or other balance sheet condition or any income statement condition of the Primary Obligor or otherwise to advance or make available funds for the purchase or payment of such indebtedness or obligation; or

(c)to lease Property or to purchase Securities or other Property or services primarily for the purpose of assuring the owner of such indebtedness or obligation of the ability of the Primary Obligor to make payment of the indebtedness or obligation.

For purposes of computing the amount of any Contingent Obligation, in connection with any computation of indebtedness or other liability, it shall be assumed that, without duplication, the indebtedness or other liabilities of the Primary Obligor that are the subject of such Contingent Obligation are direct obligations of the issuer of such Obligation.

Contractual Obligation”:  as to any Person, any provision of any Security issued by such Person or of any agreement, instrument or other undertaking to which such Person is a party or by which it or any of its property is bound.

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Covered Entity”:  (a) the Borrower, each of the Borrower’s Subsidiaries and all Guarantors and (b) each Person that, directly or indirectly, is in control of a Person described in clause (a) above.  For purposes of this definition, control of a Person shall mean the direct or indirect (x) ownership of, or power to vote, 25% or more of the issued and outstanding equity interests having ordinary voting power for the election of directors of such Person or other Persons performing similar functions for such Person, or (y) power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such Person whether by ownership of equity interests, contract or otherwise.

Daily LIBOR Rate” shall mean, for any day, the rate per annum determined by the Agent by dividing (the resulting quotient rounded upwards, if necessary, to the nearest 1/100th of 1%) (x) the Published Rate by (y) a number equal to 1.00 minus the Eurocurrency Reserve Requirements.  The Published Rate shall be adjusted as of each Business Day based on changes in the Published Rate or the Eurocurrency Reserve Requirements without notice to the Borrower, and shall be applicable from the effective date of any such change.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Daily LIBOR Rate as determined above would be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.

Debt”:  with respect to any Person, at any time, without duplication, all of (i) its liabilities for borrowed money, (ii) liabilities secured by any Lien existing on property owned by such Person (whether or not such liabilities have been assumed), (iii) its liabilities in respect to Capital Leases; (iv) its liabilities under Contingent Obligations; and (v) all other obligations which are required by GAAP to be shown as liabilities on its balance sheet but excluding (x) deferred taxes and other deferred or long-term liabilities and other amounts not in respect of borrowed money and (y) the aggregate amount of accounts receivable sold, factored or otherwise transferred for value without recourse (other than for breach of representations).

Default”:  any of the events specified in Section 7, whether or not any requirement for the giving of notice, the lapse of time, or both, or any other condition precedent therein set forth, has been satisfied.

Defaulting Bank”:  any Bank, as determined by the Agent, that has (a) failed to fund any portion of its Revolving Credit Loans or participations in Swing Line Loans within three Business Days of the date required to be funded by it hereunder, (b) notified the Borrower, the Agent, the Swing Line Bank or any Bank in writing that it does not intend to comply with any of its funding obligations under this Agreement or has made a public statement to the effect that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations under this Agreement or under other agreements in which it commits to extend credit, (c) failed, within three Business Days after request by the Agent, to confirm that it will comply with the terms of this Agreement relating to its obligations to fund prospective Revolving Credit Loans or participations in Swing Line Loans, (d) otherwise failed to pay over to the Agent or any other Bank any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder within three Business Days of the date when due, unless the subject of a good faith dispute, or (e) (i) become or is insolvent or has a parent company that has become or is insolvent, (ii) become the subject of a Bail-In Action, or (iii)

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become the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, or has had a receiver, conservator, trustee or custodian appointed for it, or has taken any action in furtherance of, or indicating its consent to, approval of or acquiescence in any such proceeding or appointment or has a parent company that has become the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, or has had a receiver, conservator, trustee or custodian appointed for it, or has taken any action in furtherance of, or indicating its consent to, approval of or acquiescence in any such proceeding or appointment (it being understood that a Defaulting Bank shall cease to be a Defaulting Bank if the Borrower, the Agent and the Swing Line Bank shall each agree that such Defaulting Bank has adequately remedied all matters that caused such Bank to be a Defaulting Bank).

Distribution”:  in respect of any corporation, (a) dividends, distributions or other payments on account of any capital stock of the corporation (except distributions in common stock of such corporation); (b) the redemption or acquisition of such stock or of warrants, rights or other options to purchase such stock (except when solely in exchange for common stock of such corporation); and (c) any payment on account of, or the setting apart of any assets for a sinking or other analogous fund for, the purchase, redemption, defeasance, retirement or other acquisition of any share of any class of capital stock of such corporation or any warrants or options to purchase any such stock.

Dollars” and “$”:  dollars in lawful currency of the United States of America.

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

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

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

Environmental Laws”:  any and all applicable foreign, Federal, state, local or municipal laws, rules, orders, regulations, statutes, ordinances, codes, decrees or binding requirements of any Governmental Authority, or binding Requirement of Law (including common law) regulating, relating to or imposing liability or standards of conduct concerning protection of the environment or public health, remediation of environmental conditions, or damages arising from such conditions, as now or may at any time hereafter be in effect.

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Equity to Capital Ratio”:  at the date of determination, the ratio of Consolidated Shareholders’ Equity to the sum of (i) Consolidated Funded Debt and (ii) Consolidated Shareholders’ Equity.

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

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

 “Eurocurrency Reserve Requirements”:  for any day as applied to a Eurodollar Loan, the aggregate (without duplication) of the rates (expressed as a decimal fraction) of reserve requirements in effect on such day (including, without limitation, basic, supplemental, marginal and emergency reserves under any regulations of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or other Governmental Authority having jurisdiction with respect thereto) dealing with reserve requirements prescribed for eurocurrency funding (currently referred to as “Eurocurrency Liabilities” in Regulation D of such Board) maintained by a member bank of such System.

Eurodollar Rate”:  with respect to the Loans comprising any Eurodollar Borrowing for any Interest Period, the interest rate per annum determined by the Agent by dividing (the resulting quotient rounded upwards, if necessary, to the nearest 1/100th of 1% per annum) (a) the rate which appears on the Bloomberg Page BBAM1 (or on such other substitute Bloomberg page that displays rates at which U.S. dollar deposits are offered by leading banks in the London interbank deposit market), or the rate which is quoted by another source selected by the Agent as an authorized information vendor for the purpose of displaying rates at which U.S. dollar deposits are offered by leading banks in the London interbank deposit market (for purposes of this definition, an “Alternate Source”), at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two (2) Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period as the London interbank offered rate for U.S. Dollars for an amount comparable to such Eurodollar Borrowing and having a borrowing date and a maturity comparable to such Interest Period (or if there shall at any time, for any reason, no longer exist a Bloomberg Page BBAM1 (or any substitute page) or any Alternate Source, a comparable replacement rate determined by the Agent at such time (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error)), by (b) a number equal to 1.00 minus the Eurocurrency Reserve Requirements; provided, however, that if the Eurodollar Rate determined as provided above would be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement. 

The Eurodollar Rate shall be adjusted with respect to any Eurodollar Borrowing that is outstanding on the effective date of any change in the Eurocurrency Reserve Requirements as of such effective date.  The Agent shall give prompt notice to the Borrower of the Eurodollar Rate as determined or adjusted in accordance herewith, which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

Eurodollar Borrowing”:  a Borrowing comprised of Eurodollar Loans.

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Eurodollar Loan”:  any Revolving Credit Loan bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Eurodollar Rate in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.

Event of Default”:  any of the events specified in Section 7, provided that any requirement for the giving of notice, the lapse of time, or both, or any other condition, has been satisfied.

Excluded Taxes”:  as defined in subsection 2.12(a).

Existing Credit Agreement”:  as defined in the Background to this Agreement.

Exposure”:  as to any Bank at any date, an amount equal to the sum of (a) the aggregate principal amount of all Loans made by such Bank then outstanding and (b) the principal amount of such Bank’s pro rata share of Swing Line Loans then outstanding based on its Commitment Percentage.

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

Federal Funds Effective Rate”:  for any day, the weighted average 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 which is a Business Day, the average of the quotations for the day of such transactions received by the Agent from three Federal funds brokers of recognized standing selected by it.

Federal Funds Open Rate” for any day shall mean the rate per annum which is the daily federal funds open rate as quoted by ICAP North America, Inc. (or any successor) as set forth on the Bloomberg Screen BTMM for that day opposite the caption “OPEN” (or on such other substitute Bloomberg Screen that displays such rate), or as set forth on such other recognized electronic source used for the purpose of displaying such rate as selected by the Agent (an “Alternate Federal Funds Source”) (or if such rate for such day does not appear on the Bloomberg Screen BTMM (or any substitute screen) or on any Alternate Federal Funds Source, or if there shall at any time, for any reason, no longer exist a Bloomberg Screen BTMM (or any substitute screen) or any Alternate Federal Funds Source, a comparable replacement rate determined by the Agent at such time (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error)); provided, that if such day is not a Business Day, the Federal Funds Open Rate for such day shall be the Federal Funds Open Rate on the immediately preceding Business Day.”

Fee Letter”:  the letter from the Agent to the Borrower dated November 14, 2016 regarding certain fees payable by the Borrower.

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Fees”:  as defined in subsection 2.4(a).

Foreign Bank”:  any Bank that is not created or organized under the Laws of the United States, any State thereof or the District of Columbia.

GAAP”:  at any time with respect to the determination of the character or amount of any asset or liability or item of income or expense, or any consolidation or other accounting computation, generally accepted accounting principles as applied to the public utility industry, as such principles shall be in effect on the date of, or at the end of the period covered by, the financial statements from which such asset, liability, item of income, or item of expense, is derived, or, in the case of any such computation, as in effect on the date when such computation is required to be determined, subject to Section 1.3(b).

Governmental Authority”:  shall mean the government of the United States of America or any other nation, or of any political subdivision thereof, whether state or local, and any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government (including any supra-national bodies such as the European Union or the European Central Bank) and any group or body charged with setting financial accounting or regulatory capital rules or standards (including, without limitation, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Bank for International Settlements or the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision or any successor or similar authority to any of the foregoing).

Guarantor”: any Material Subsidiary which becomes a “Guarantor” after the date hereof pursuant to Section 5.11.

Guaranty”: any Guaranty Agreement entered into by a Guarantor pursuant to Section 5.11.

Indenture”: means the Indenture of Mortgage dated as of January 1, 1941 between the Borrower and Chase Manhattan Trust Company, National Association, as successor Trustee, as amended and supplemented.

Insolvency”:  with respect to any Multiemployer Plan, the condition that such Plan is insolvent within the meaning of Section 4245 of ERISA.

Insolvent”:  pertaining to a condition of Insolvency.

Interest Coverage Ratio”:  at the date of determination, the ratio of Consolidated EBIT to Consolidated Interest Expense, in each case for the prior four (4) consecutive fiscal quarters.

Interest Payment Date”:  (a) as to any Base Rate Loan or Swing Line Loan, the last day of each month, (b) as to any Eurodollar Loan having an Interest Period of three months or less, the last day of such Interest Period, and (c) as to any Eurodollar Loan having an Interest Period longer than three months, each day which is three months, or a

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whole multiple thereof, after the first day of such Interest Period and the last day of such Interest Period.

Interest Period”:  with respect to any Eurodollar Loan:

(i)initially the period commencing on the borrowing or conversion date, as the case may be, with respect to such Eurodollar Loan and ending one, two, three or six months thereafter, as selected by the Borrower in their notice of borrowing or notice of conversion, given with respect thereto; and

(ii)thereafter, each period commencing on the last day of the next preceding Interest Period applicable to such Eurodollar Loan and ending one, two, three or six months thereafter, as selected by the Borrower by irrevocable notice to the Agent not less than three Business Days prior to the last day of the then current Interest Period with respect thereto;

provided that, the foregoing provisions relating to Interest Periods are subject to the following:

(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 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 that begins on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period) shall end on the last Business Day of a calendar month;

(iii)an Interest Period that otherwise would extend beyond the Termination Date shall end on the Termination Date; and

(iv)the Borrower shall select Interest Periods so as not to require a payment or prepayment of any Eurodollar Loan during an Interest Period for such Loan.

Investments”:  investments (by loan or extension of credit, purchase, advance, guaranty, capital contribution or otherwise) made in cash or by delivery of Property, by the Borrower (i) in any Person, whether by acquisition of stock or other ownership interest, indebtedness or other obligation or Security, or by loan, advance or capital contribution, or (ii) in any Property or (iii) any agreement to do any of the foregoing.

Law”:  any law(s) (including common law), constitution, statute, treaty, regulation, rule, ordinance, opinion, issued guidance, release, ruling, order, executive order, injunction, writ, decree, bond, judgment, authorization or approval, lien or award of or any settlement arrangement, by agreement, consent or otherwise, with any Governmental Body, foreign or domestic.

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Lien”: any mortgage, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, deposit arrangement, encumbrance, lien (statutory or other), charge, or other security interest or any preference, priority or other security agreement or preferential arrangement of any kind or nature whatsoever (including, without limitation, any conditional sale or other title retention agreement and any Capital Lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing).

Loan Documents”:  this Agreement, the Notes and any Guaranty.

Loans”: the collective reference to the Revolving Credit Loans and the Swing Line Loans.

Material” means material in relation to the business, operations, affairs, financial condition, assets or properties of the Borrower and its subsidiaries taken as a whole.

Material Adverse Effect”:  a material adverse effect on (a) the validity or enforceability of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, (b) the business, Property, assets, financial condition or results of operations of the Borrower, (c) the ability of the Borrower duly and punctually to pay its Debts and perform its obligations hereunder, or (d) the ability of the Agent or any of the Banks, to the extent permitted, to enforce their legal remedies pursuant to this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

Material Subsidiary”: a Subsidiary of the Borrower the assets or net earnings of which, determined in accordance with GAAP, constitute more than 5% of the Borrower’s Consolidated Assets or Consolidated Net Income, as the case may be. 

Materials of Environmental Concern”:  any gasoline or petroleum (including crude oil or any fraction thereof) or petroleum products or any hazardous or toxic substances, materials or wastes, or pollutants or contaminants defined or regulated as such in or under any Environmental Law, including, without limitation, asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls, and ureaformaldehyde insulation.

Moody’s”:  Moody’s Investors Service, Inc.

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

Non-Defaulting Bank”: at any time, all Banks other than any Defaulting Banks at such time.

Notes”: the Revolving Credit Notes and the Swing Line Notes.

Other Taxes”:  as defined in subsection 2.12(b).

Parent Company”:  Aqua America, Inc., a Pennsylvania corporation.

Participant”: as defined in Section 9.6(f).

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PBGC”:  the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation established pursuant to Subtitle A of Title IV of ERISA.

Permitted Acquisition”:  an acquisition by the Borrower of the stock or assets of a Person engaged in businesses similar or incidental or ancillary to Borrower’s existing business, provided that at least 30 days prior to the consummation of any such acquisition for which cash consideration paid by the Borrower (including the assumption of Debt in connection therewith) exceeds $70,000,000, no Default or Event of Default shall exist or would exist if such acquisition were consummated on such date (assuming for purposes of the covenants contained in Section 6.1 that pro forma adjustments are made to the financial statements of the Borrower reflecting such acquisition; provided, that historical EBIT of the Person to be acquired (or the assets of which are to be acquired) shall be included for purposes of calculating such covenant compliance only if historical financial statements of such Person are received by the Agent at least 30 days prior to the consummation of such acquisition), and the Borrower shall have delivered to the Agent a certificate of a Responsible Officer showing calculations in reasonable detail demonstrating such pro forma compliance with the covenants contained in Section 6.1, and provided further, that any such acquisition for which cash consideration paid by the Borrower (including the assumption of Debt in connection therewith) exceeds $75,000,000, shall also have been consented to by the Required Banks. 

Permitted Investments”:  Investments in:

(a)one or more Material or Wholly-Owned Subsidiaries thereof;

(b)Property to be used in the ordinary course of business of the Borrower;

(c)current assets arising from the sale or purchase of goods and services in the ordinary course of business of the Borrower;

(d)direct obligations of the United States of America, or any agency or instrumentality thereof or obligations guaranteed by the United States of America, provided that such obligations mature within one (1) year from the date of acquisition thereof;

(e)certificates of deposit, time deposits or banker’s acceptances, maturing within one (1) year from the date of acquisition, with banks or trust companies organized under the laws of the United States, the unsecured long‑term debt obligations of which are rated “A3” or higher by Moody’s or “A-” or higher by S&P, and issued, or in the case of banker’s acceptance, accepted, by a bank or trust company having capital, surplus and undivided profits aggregating at least $250,000,000;

(f)commercial paper given the highest rating by either S&P or Moody’s maturing not more than 270 days from the date of creation thereof;

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(g)mutual funds registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Company Act of 1940 that hold themselves out as “money market funds;”

(h)trade credit extended on usual and customary terms in the ordinary course of business;

(i)advances to employees to meet expenses incurred by such employees in the ordinary course of business;

(j)Permitted Acquisitions; and

(k)other loans, advances and investments not exceeding in the aggregate $2,000,000 at any one time outstanding.

(l)investments in tax exempt obligations of any state of the United States of America, or any municipality of any such State, in each case rated “Aa2” or higher by Moody’s or “AA” or higher by S&P or an equivalent credit rating by another credit rating agency of recognized national standing, provided that such obligations mature or can be tendered by the holder within 365 days from the date of acquisition thereof; and

(m)investments in repurchase agreements.

Person”:  an individual, partnership, corporation, business trust, joint stock company, limited liability company, trust, unincorporated association, joint venture, Governmental Authority or other entity of whatever nature.

Plan”:  at a particular time, any employee benefit plan which is covered by ERISA and in respect of which the Borrower or a Commonly Controlled Entity is (or, if such plan were terminated at such time, would under Section 4069 of ERISA be deemed to be) an “employer” as defined in Section 3(5) of ERISA.

PNC”:  PNC Bank, National Association, a national banking association.

Prime Rate”:  the rate of interest per annum announced from time to time by PNC as its prime rate in effect at its principal office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; each change in the Prime Rate shall be effective on the date such change is announced as effective.

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

Published Rate” shall mean the rate of interest published each Business Day in The Wall Street Journal “Money Rates” listing under the caption “London Interbank Offered Rates” for a one month period (or, if no such rate is published therein for any reason, then the Published Rate shall be the eurodollar rate for a one month period as published in another publication determined by the Agent).

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Regulation U”:  Regulation U of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as from time to time in effect, and all official rulings and interpretations thereunder or thereof.

Regulation X”:  Regulation X of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as from time to time in effect, and all official rulings and interpretations thereunder or thereof.

Reorganization”:  with respect to any Multiemployer Plan, the condition that such plan is in reorganization within the meaning of Section 4241 of ERISA.

Reportable Compliance Event”:  any event or occurrence where a Covered Entity becomes a Sanctioned Person, or is charged by indictment, criminal complaint or similar charging instrument, arraigned, or custodially detained in connection with any Anti-Terrorism Law or any predicate crime to any Anti-Terrorism Law, or has knowledge of facts or circumstances to the effect that it is reasonably likely that any aspect of its operations is in actual or probable violation of any Anti-Terrorism Law.

Reportable Event”:  any of the events set forth in Section 4043(b) of ERISA, except to the extent that notice thereof has been waived by the PBGC.

Required Banks”:  at any time, (a) Banks the Exposures of which aggregate at least 51% of the Total Exposure at such time of the Banks, or (b) if there are no Loans outstanding, Banks whose Commitments aggregate at least 51% of the Total Commitment at such time.

Requirement of Law”:  as to any Person, the Certificate of Incorporation, By‑Laws, Operating Agreement or other organizational or governing documents of such Person, and any law, treaty, rule or regulation or determination of an arbitrator or a court or other Governmental Authority, in each case binding upon such Person or any of its property or to which such Person or any of its property is subject.

Responsible Officer”:  as to any Borrower, any officer of such Borrower or of the manager of such Borrower.

Revolving Credit Loans”:  the revolving loans made by the Banks to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.1(a).  Each Loan shall be a Eurodollar Loan or a Base Rate Loan.

Revolving Credit Note”:  a promissory note of the Borrower in the form of Exhibit B-1, as the same may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

Sanctioned Country”:  a country, region or territory subject to or target of a sanctions program maintained under any Anti-Terrorism Law.

Sanctioned Person”:  any individual person, group, regime, entity or thing listed or otherwise recognized as a specially designated, prohibited, sanctioned or debarred

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person, group, regime, entity or thing, or subject to any limitations or prohibitions (including but not limited to the blocking of property or rejection of transactions), under any Anti-Terrorism Law.

S&P”:  Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, a division of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC.

Security”:  “security” as defined in Section 2(1) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

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

Solvent”:  as to any Person, as of the time of determination, the financial condition under which the following conditions are satisfied:

(a)the fair market value of the assets of such Person will exceed the debts and liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, of such Person; and

(b)the present fair saleable value of the Property of such Person will be greater than the amount that will be required to pay the probable liability of such Person on its debts and other liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, as such debts and other liabilities become absolute and matured; and

(c)such Person will be able to pay its debts and liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, as such debts and liabilities become absolute and matured; and

(d)such Person will not have unreasonably small capital with which to conduct the businesses in which it is engaged as such businesses are then conducted and are proposed to be conducted after the date thereof.

Subordinated Debt”:  at any time, all Debt of the Borrower subordinated to all of the obligations of the Borrower to the Banks on terms satisfactory to the Banks.

Subsidiary”:  as to any Person, (i) any corporation, limited liability company, company or trust of which 50% or more (by number of shares or number of votes) of the outstanding capital stock, interests, shares or similar items of beneficial interest normally entitled to vote for the election of one or more directors, managers or trustees (regardless of any contingency which does or may suspend or dilute the voting rights) is at such time owned directly or indirectly by such person or one or more of such Person’s Subsidiaries, or any partnership of which such Person is a general partner or of which 50% or more of the partnership interests is at the time directly or indirectly owned by such Person or one or more of such Person’s Subsidiaries, and (ii) any corporation, company, trust, partnership or other entity which is controlled or capable of being controlled by such Person or one or more of such Person’s subsidiaries.  Unless otherwise indicated, all references to a “Subsidiary” or to “Subsidiaries” in this Agreement shall refer to a Subsidiary of the Borrower.

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Supplemental Indenture”: means the Forty-Sixth Supplemental Indenture to the Indenture dated as of October 15, 2010.

Swing Line Bank”:   PNC Bank, National Association, or any other Bank to which the Swing Line Commitment is assigned pursuant to the terms of Section 9.6.

Swing Line Collateral Account”: as defined in Section 2.17(b)(ii).

Swing Line Commitment”:   the amount set forth opposite the Swing Line Bank’s name under the heading “Swing Line Commitment” on Schedule I hereto, as such amount may be reduced pursuant to Section 2.2(f).

Swing Line Loans”:   as defined in Section 2.2(a).

Swing Line Note”:   as defined in Section 2.2(c), as the same may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

Swing Line Repayment Date”:   as defined in Section 2.2(b).

Taxes”:  as defined in subsection 2.12(a).

Term Loan Facilities”: means collectively: (i) the term loan facility evidenced by that certain Term Loan Agreement, dated as of September 29, 2014, by and among the Borrower, the lenders party thereto, and Agent; and (ii) the term loan facility evidenced by that certain Term Loan Agreement, dated as of May 6, 2015, by and among the Borrower, the lenders party thereto, and Agent.

Termination Date”: the earlier of (a) November 16, 2017 or any later date to which the Termination Date shall have been extended pursuant to subsection 2.8(d) hereof and (b) the date the Commitments are terminated as provided herein.

Total Commitment”:  at any time, the aggregate amount of the Banks’ Commitments, as in effect at such time.

Total Commitment Percentage”:  as to any Bank at any time, the proportion (expressed as a percentage) that such Bank’s Commitment bears to the Total Commitment.

Total Exposure”:  at any time, the aggregate amount of the Banks’ Exposures at such time.

Tranche”:  the collective reference to Eurodollar Loans whose Interest Periods begin on the same date and end on the same later date (whether or not such Loans originally were made on the same date).

Type”:  when used in respect of any Revolving Credit Loan or Borrowing of Revolving Credit Loans, shall refer to the Rate by reference to which interest on such Revolving Credit Loan or on the Revolving Credit Loans comprising such Borrowing is

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determined.  For purposes hereof, “Rate” shall include the Eurodollar Rate and the Base Rate.

USA Patriot Act”: shall mean the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, Public Law 107-56, as the same has been, or shall hereafter be, renewed, extended, amended or replaced.

Voting Stock”:  capital stock of any class or classes of a corporation the holders of which are ordinarily, in the absence of contingencies, entitled to elect a majority of the directors (or Persons performing similar functions) and, as applicable, any equity, participation or ownership interests in any partnership, business trust, joint stock company, limited liability company, trust, unincorporated association, joint venture or any other Person which interests are similar by analogy to capital stock or ownership rights giving rise to voting or governance rights.

Wholly‑Owned Subsidiary”:  at any time, any Subsidiary one hundred percent (100%) of all of the equity Securities (except directors’ qualifying shares) and voting Securities of which are owned by any one or more of the Borrower at such time.

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

1.2Other Definitional Provisions(a)  Unless otherwise specified therein, all terms defined in this Agreement shall have the defined meanings when used in the Notes or any certificate or other document made or delivered pursuant hereto.

(b)The words “hereof”, “herein” and “hereunder” and words of similar import when used in this Agreement shall refer to this Agreement as a whole and not to any particular provision of this Agreement, and Section, subsection, Schedule and Exhibit references are to this Agreement unless otherwise specified.

1.3Construction(a)  Unless the context of this Agreement otherwise clearly requires, references to the plural include the singular, the singular the plural and the part the whole, “or” has the inclusive meaning represented by the phrase “and/or,” and “including” has the meaning represented by the phrase “including without limitation.”  References in this Agreement to “determination” of or by the Agent or the Banks shall be deemed to include good faith estimates by the Agent or the Banks (in the case of quantitative determinations) and good faith beliefs by the Agent or the Banks (in the case of qualitative determinations).  Whenever the Agent or the Banks are granted the right herein to act in their sole discretion or to grant or withhold consent such right shall be exercised in good faith, except as otherwise provided herein.  Except as otherwise expressly provided, all references herein to the “knowledge of” or “best knowledge of” the Borrower shall be deemed to refer to the knowledge of a Responsible Officer thereof.  The words “hereof,” “herein,” “hereunder”, “hereby” and similar terms in this

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Agreement refer to this Agreement as a whole and not to any particular provision of this Agreement.  The section and other headings contained in this Agreement and the Table of Contents preceding this Agreement are for reference purposes only and shall not control or affect the construction of this Agreement or the interpretation thereof in any respect.  Section, subsection, schedule and exhibit references are to this Agreement unless otherwise specified.

(b)Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, all computations and determinations as to accounting or financial matters and all financial statements to be delivered pursuant to this Agreement shall be made and prepared in accordance with GAAP (including principles of consolidation where appropriate).  As used herein and in the Notes, and any certificate or other document made or delivered pursuant hereto, accounting terms relating to the Borrower and any Subsidiary thereof not defined in subsection 1.1 and accounting terms partly defined in subsection 1.1, to the extent not defined, shall have the respective meanings given to them under GAAP.  In the event that any future change in GAAP, without more, materially affects the Borrower’s compliance with any financial covenant herein, the Borrower, the Banks and the Agent shall use their best efforts to modify such covenant in order to account for such change and to secure for the Banks the intended benefits of such covenant.

SECTION 2.  THE CREDITS

2.1Revolving Credit Loans(a)  Subject to the terms and conditions and relying upon the representations and warranties herein set forth, each Bank, severally and not jointly, agrees to make Revolving Credit Loans to the Borrower, at any time or from time to time on or after the date hereof and until the Termination Date or until the Commitment of such Bank shall have been terminated in accordance with the terms hereof, in an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding which, when added to such Bank’s Commitment Percentage of the principal amount of Swing Line Loans then outstanding does not exceed such Bank’s Commitment subject, however, to the conditions that (i) at no time shall (x) the sum of the outstanding aggregate principal amount of all Loans made by all Banks exceed (y) the Total Commitment and (ii) at all times the outstanding aggregate principal amount of all Revolving Credit Loans required to be made by each Bank shall equal the product of (x) its Commitment Percentage times (y) the outstanding aggregate principal amount of all Revolving Credit Loans required to be made pursuant to subsection 2.1 at such time.  Such Commitments may be terminated or reduced from time to time pursuant to Section 2.8.  Within the foregoing limits, the Borrower may borrow, repay and reborrow under the Commitment on or after the date hereof and prior to the Termination Date, subject to the terms, provisions and limitations set forth herein. 

(b)Each Revolving Credit Loan shall be made as part of a Borrowing consisting of Revolving Credit Loans made by the Banks ratably in accordance with their Commitment Percentages; provided,  however, that the failure of any Bank to make any Revolving Credit Loan shall not in itself relieve any other Bank of its obligation to lend hereunder (it being understood, however, that no Bank shall be responsible for the failure of any other Bank to make any Revolving Credit Loan required to be made by such other Bank).  The Revolving Credit Loans comprising any Eurodollar Borrowing shall be in a minimum aggregate principal amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof (or an aggregate principal amount equal to the remaining balance of the available Commitments) and the

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Revolving Credit Loans comprising any Base Rate Borrowing shall be in a minimum aggregate principal amount of $250,000 or a whole multiple of $50,000 in excess thereof (or an aggregate principal amount equal to the remaining balance of the available Commitments).  Each Borrowing of Revolving Credit Loans shall be comprised entirely of Eurodollar Loans or Base Rate Loans, as the Borrower may request pursuant to Section 2.1.

(c)In order to request a Borrowing, the Borrower shall hand deliver or telecopy (or notify by telephone and promptly confirm by hand delivery or telecopy) to the Agent the information requested by the form of Borrowing Request attached as Exhibit A hereto (i) in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing, not later than 11:00 a.m., Philadelphia time, three Business Days before a proposed Borrowing and (ii) in the case of a Base Rate Borrowing, not later than 11:00 a.m., Philadelphia time, on the day of a proposed Borrowing.  Such notice shall be irrevocable and shall in each case specify (x) whether the Borrowing then being requested is to be a Eurodollar Borrowing or a Base Rate Borrowing; (y) the date of such Borrowing (which shall be a Business Day) and the amount thereof; and (z) if such Borrowing is to be a Eurodollar Borrowing, the Interest Period with respect thereto.  If no election as to the Type of Borrowing is specified in any such notice, then the requested Borrowing shall be a Base Rate Borrowing.  If no Interest Period with respect to any Eurodollar Borrowing is specified in any such notice, then the Borrower shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month’s duration. The Agent shall promptly advise the Banks of any notice given pursuant to this Section 2.1 and of each Bank’s portion of the requested Borrowing.

2.2Swing Line Loans(a)  Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Swing Line Bank may in its discretion make swing line loans (the “Swing Line Loans”) to the Borrower from time to time until the Termination Date or until the Swing Line Commitment is terminated in accordance with the terms hereof in the aggregate up to the amount of the Swing Line Commitment for periods requested by the Borrower and agreed to by the Swing Line Bank; provided,  that, no Swing Line Loan shall be made if, after giving effect to the making of such Loan and the simultaneous application of the proceeds thereof, the Total Exposure would exceed the Total Commitment.  Within the foregoing limits, the Borrower may borrow, repay and reborrow under the Swing Line Commitment, subject to and in accordance with the terms and limitations hereof.

(b)The Borrower may request a Swing Line Loan to be made on any Business Day.  Each request for a Swing Line Loan shall be in writing (or by telephone promptly confirmed in writing) and delivered to the Swing Line Bank not later than 12:00 noon, Philadelphia time, on the Business Day such Swing Line Loan is to be made, specifying in each case (i) the amount to be borrowed, (ii) the requested borrowing date, (iii) whether the interest rate applicable to such Swing Line Loan is to be: (A) the Base Rate or (B) an interest rate mutually agreed upon by the Borrower and the Swing Line Bank and (iv) the date such Swing Line Loan is to be repaid (the “Swing Line Repayment Date”).  The request for such Swing Line Loan shall be irrevocable.  Provided that all applicable conditions precedent contained in Section 4.2 hereof have been satisfied, the Swing Line Bank shall, not later than 4:00 p.m., Philadelphia time, on the date specified in the Borrower’s request for such Swing Line Loan, make such Swing Line Loan by crediting the Borrower’s deposit account with the Swing Line Bank.

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(c)The obligation of the Borrower to repay the Swing Line Loans shall be evidenced by a promissory note of the Borrower dated the date hereof, payable to the order of the Swing Line Bank in the principal amount of the Swing Line Commitment and substantially in the form of Exhibit B‑2 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Swing Line Note”).

(d)Interest shall accrue on the outstanding principal balance of a Swing Line Loan at the interest rate chosen by the Borrower in accordance with Section 2.2(b) with respect to such Swing Line Loan and shall be payable on each applicable Interest Payment Date and upon the repayment of such Swing Line Loan.

(e)A Swing Line Loan shall be repaid on the earlier of (i) the Termination Date and (ii) the Swing Line Repayment Date for such Swing Line Loan.  Unless the Borrower shall have notified the Agent prior to 11:00 a.m., Philadelphia time, on such Swing Line Repayment Date that the Borrower intends to repay such Swing Line Loan with funds other than the proceeds of a Revolving Credit Loan, the Borrower shall be deemed to have given notice to the Agent requesting the Banks to make a Revolving Credit Loan which shall be a Base Rate Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.1 on the Swing Line Repayment Date in an aggregate amount equal to the amount of such Swing Line Loan plus interest thereon, and (A) subject to satisfaction or waiver of the conditions specified in Section 4.2, the Banks shall, on the Swing Line Repayment Date, make a Revolving Credit Loan which shall be a Base Rate Borrowing, in an aggregate amount equal to the amount of such Swing Line Loan plus interest thereon, the proceeds of which shall be applied directly by the Agent to repay the Swing Line Bank for such Swing Line Loan plus accrued interest thereon; and provided,  further, that if for any reason the proceeds of such Base Rate Borrowing are not received by the Swing Line Bank on the Swing Line Repayment Date in an aggregate amount equal to the amount of such Swing Line Loan plus accrued interest, the Borrower shall reimburse the Swing Line Bank on the day immediately following the Swing Line Repayment Date, in same day funds, in an amount equal to the excess of the amount of such Swing Line Loan over the aggregate amount of such Base Rate Borrowing, if any, received plus accrued interest thereon.

(f)In the event that the Borrower shall fail to repay the Swing Line Bank as provided in Section 2.2(e) in an amount equal to the amount required under Section 2.2(e), the Agent shall promptly notify each Bank of the unpaid amount of such Swing Line Loan and of such Bank’s respective participation therein in an amount equal to such Bank’s Commitment Percentage of such Swing Line Loan.  Each Bank shall make available to the Agent for payment to the Swing Line Bank an amount equal to its respective participation therein (including without limitation its pro rata share of accrued but unpaid interest thereon), in same day funds, at the office of the Agent specified in such notice, not later than 11:00 a.m., Philadelphia time, on the Business Day after the date the Agent notifies each Bank.  In the event that any Bank fails to make available to the Agent the amount of such Bank’s participation in such unpaid amount as provided herein, the Swing Line Bank shall be entitled to recover such amount on demand from such Bank together with interest thereon at a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate for each day during the period between the Swing Line Repayment Date and the date on which such Bank makes available its participation in such unpaid amount.  The failure of any Bank to make available to the Agent its pro rata share of any such unpaid amount shall not relieve any other Bank of its obligations hereunder to make available to the Agent its pro rata

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share of such unpaid amount on the Swing Line Repayment Date.  The Agent shall distribute to each Bank which has paid all amounts payable by it under this Section 2.2(f) with respect to the unpaid amount of any Swing Line Loan, such Bank’s Commitment Percentage of all payments received by the Agent from the Borrower in repayment of such Swing Line Loan when such payments are received.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, each Bank which has paid all amounts payable by it under this Section 2.2(f) shall have a direct right to repayment of such amounts from the Borrower subject to the procedures for repaying Banks set forth in this Section 2.2. 

(g)In the event the Commitments are terminated in accordance with Section 2.8 hereof, the Swing Line Commitment shall also be terminated automatically.  In the event the Borrower reduces the Total Commitment to less than the Swing Line Commitment, the Swing Line Commitment shall immediately be reduced to an amount equal to the Total Commitment.  In the event the Borrower reduces the Total Commitment to less than the outstanding principal amount of the Swing Line Loans, the Borrower shall immediately repay the amount by which the outstanding Swing Line Loans exceed the Swing Line Commitment as so reduced plus accrued interest thereon.

(h)At no time shall there be more than two outstanding Swing Line Loans.

(i)Each Swing Line Loan shall be in an original principal amount of $100,000 or multiples of $50,000 in excess thereof.

(j)The Borrower shall have the right at any time and from time to time to prepay any Swing Line Loan, in whole or in part, without premium or penalty, upon prior written, telecopy or telephonic notice to the Swing Line Bank given no later than 1:00 p.m., Philadelphia time, on the date of any proposed prepayment.  Each notice of prepayment shall specify the Swing Line Loan to be prepaid and the amount to be prepaid, shall be irrevocable and shall commit the Borrower to prepay such amount on such date, with accrued interest thereon.

(k)In addition to making Swing Line Loans pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.2, the Swing Line Bank may also make Swing Line Loans to the Borrower without the requirement for a specific request from the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.2(b) in accordance with the provisions of the agreements between the Borrower and the Swing Line Bank relating to the Borrower’s deposit, sweep and other accounts at the Swing Line Bank and related arrangements and agreements regarding the management and investment of Borrower’s cash assets as in effect from time to time (the “Cash Management Agreements”) to the extent of the daily aggregate net negative balance in the Borrower’s accounts which are subject to the provisions of the Cash Management Agreements.  Swing Line Loans made pursuant to this Section 2.2(k) in accordance with the provisions of the Cash Management Agreements shall (i) be subject to the limitations as to aggregate amount set forth in Section 2.2(a), (ii) not be subject to the limitations as to number or individual amount set forth in Sections 2.2(h) and (i), (iii) be payable by the Borrower, both as to principal and interest, at the times set forth in the Cash Management Agreements (but in no event later than the Termination Date), (iv) not be made at any time after the Swing Line Bank has notice of the occurrence of a Default or Event of Default, (v) if not repaid by the Borrower in accordance with the provisions

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of the Cash Management Agreements, be subject to each Bank’s obligation to purchase participating interests therein pursuant to Section 2.2(f), and (vi) except as provided in the foregoing subsections (i) through (v), be subject to all of the terms and conditions of this Section 2.2.

2.3General Provisions Regarding Loans(a)    Subject to Section 2.3(b), each Bank shall make each Revolving Credit Loan to be made by it hereunder on the proposed date thereof by wire transfer of immediately available funds to the Agent in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, not later than 1:00 p.m., Philadelphia time, and the Agent shall by 3:00 p.m., Philadelphia time, credit the amounts so received to the general deposit account of the Borrower with the Agent or, if a Borrowing shall not occur on such date because any condition precedent herein specified shall not have been met, return the amounts so received to the respective Banks. Loans shall be made by the Banks pro rata in accordance with Section 2.14.  Unless the Agent shall have received notice from a Bank prior to the date of any Borrowing that such Bank will not make available to the Agent such Bank’s portion of such Borrowing, the Agent may assume that such Bank has made such portion available to the Agent on the date of such Borrowing in accordance with this paragraph (c) and the Agent may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the Borrower on such date a corresponding amount.  If and to the extent that such Bank shall not have made such portion available to the Agent, such Bank and the Borrower severally agree to repay to the Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount together with interest thereon, for each day from the date such amount is made available to the Borrower until the date such amount is repaid to the Agent at (i) in the case of the Borrower, the interest rate applicable at the time to the Revolving Credit Loans comprising such Borrowing and (ii) in the case of such Bank, the Federal Funds Effective Rate.  If such Bank shall repay to the Agent such corresponding amount, such amount shall constitute such Bank’s Revolving Credit Loan as part of such Borrowing for purposes of this Agreement.

(b)The Borrower may refinance all or any part of any Borrowing with any other Borrowing, subject to the conditions and limitations set forth herein and elsewhere in this Agreement.  Any Borrowing or part thereof so refinanced shall be deemed to be repaid in accordance with Section 2.5 with the proceeds of a new Borrowing hereunder and the proceeds of the new Borrowing, to the extent they do not exceed the principal amount of the Borrowing being refinanced, shall not be paid by the Banks to the Agent or by the Agent to the Borrower; provided,  however, that (i) if the principal amount extended by a Bank in a  refinancing is greater than the principal amount extended by such Bank in the Borrowing being refinanced, then such Bank shall pay such difference to the Agent for distribution to the Banks described in (ii) below, (ii) if the principal amount extended by a Bank in the Borrowing being refinanced is greater than the principal amount agreed to be extended by such Bank in the refinancing, the Agent shall return the difference to such Bank out of amounts received pursuant to (i) above, and (iii) to the extent any Bank fails to pay the Agent amounts due from it pursuant to (i) above, any Revolving Credit Loan or portion thereof being refinanced with such amounts shall not be deemed repaid in accordance with Section 2.5 and shall be payable by the Borrower without prejudice to the Borrower’s rights against any such Bank.

(c)Each Bank may at its option fulfill its commitment hereunder with respect to any Eurodollar Loan by causing any domestic or foreign branch or Affiliate of such Bank to make such Revolving Credit Loan; provided,  however, that (A) any exercise of such

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option shall not affect the obligation of the Borrower to repay such Revolving Credit Loan in accordance with the terms of the Agreement and the applicable Note and (B) the Borrower shall not be liable for increased costs under Sections 2.11 or 2.12 to the extent that (x) such costs could be avoided by the use of a different branch or Affiliate to make Eurodollar Loans and (y) such use would not, in the judgment of such Bank, entail any significant additional expense for which such Bank shall not be indemnified hereunder or otherwise be disadvantageous to it; and

(d)All Borrowings, conversions and continuations of Revolving Credit Loans hereunder and all selections of Interest Periods hereunder shall be in such amounts and be made pursuant to such elections that, after giving effect thereto, (A) the aggregate principal amount of the Revolving Credit Loans comprising each Tranche of Eurodollar Loans shall be equal to $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof and (B) the Borrower shall not have outstanding at any one time more than in the aggregate five (5) separate Tranches of Eurodollar Loans.

(e)Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the Borrower shall not be entitled to request any Borrowing if the Interest Period requested with respect thereto would end after the Termination Date.

2.4Fees(a)  The Borrower agrees to pay to the Agent the fees at the times and in the amounts as are set forth in the Fee Letter (collectively, the “Fees”).

(b)All Fees shall be paid on the dates due, in immediately available funds, to the Agent for distribution, if and as appropriate, among the Banks.  Once paid, none of the Fees shall be refundable under any circumstances.

2.5Revolving Credit Notes; Repayment of Revolving Credit Loans.  The Revolving Credit Loans made by each Bank shall be evidenced by a single Revolving Credit Note duly executed on behalf of the Borrower, dated the Closing Date, in substantially the form attached hereto as Exhibit B-1 with the blanks appropriately filled, payable to such Bank in a principal amount equal to the Commitment of such Bank.  Each Revolving Credit Note shall bear interest from the date thereof on the outstanding principal balance thereof as set forth in Section 2.6.  Each Bank shall, and is hereby authorized by the Borrower to, endorse on the schedule attached to the relevant Revolving Credit Note held by such Bank (or on a continuation of such schedule attached to each such Revolving Credit Note and made a part thereof), or otherwise to record in such Bank’s internal records, an appropriate notation evidencing the date and amount of each Revolving Credit Loan of such Bank, each payment or prepayment of principal of any Revolving Credit Loan, and the other information provided for on such schedule; provided,  however, that the failure of any Bank to make such a notation or any error therein shall not in any manner affect the obligation of the Borrower to repay the Revolving Credit Loans made by such Bank in accordance with the terms of the relevant Revolving Credit Note.  The outstanding principal balance of each Revolving Credit Loan, as evidenced by the relevant Revolving Credit Note, shall be payable on the Termination Date.

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2.6Interest on Revolving Credit Loans(a)  Subject to the provisions of Section 2.7, each Base Rate Loan shall bear interest (computed on the basis of the actual number of days elapsed over a year of 360 days) at a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate.

(b)Subject to the provisions of Section 2.7, each Eurodollar Loan shall bear interest (computed on the basis of the actual number of days elapsed over a year of 360 days) at a rate per annum equal to the Eurodollar Rate for the Interest Period in effect for such Loan plus sixty-five (65) basis points (0.65%).

(c)Interest on each Revolving Credit Loan shall be payable on each Interest Payment Date applicable to such Revolving Credit Loan; provided that, interest accruing on overdue amounts pursuant to Section 2.7 shall be payable on demand as provided in the Revolving Credit Notes.  The Eurodollar Rate and the Base Rate shall be determined by the Agent, and such determination shall be conclusive absent error.

2.7Default Rate; Additional Interest; Alternate Rate of Interest(a)  To the extent not contrary to any Requirement of Law, upon the occurrence and during the continuation of an Event of Default, any principal, past due interest, fee or other amount outstanding hereunder shall, at the option of the Required Banks, bear interest for each day thereafter until paid in full (after as well as before judgment) at a rate per annum which shall be equal to two percent (2%) above the Base Rate (but in no event shall any such rate exceed the maximum rate permitted by any Requirement of Law).  The Borrower acknowledges that such increased interest rate reflects, among other things, the fact that such loans or other amounts have become a substantially greater risk given their default status and that the Banks are entitled to additional compensation for such risk.

(b)In the event, and on each occasion, that on the day two Business Days prior to the commencement of any Interest Period for a Eurodollar Loan, the Agent shall have determined (which determination absent manifest error shall be conclusive and binding upon the Borrower) that dollar deposits in the principal amount of such Eurodollar Loan are not generally available in the London Interbank Market, or that the rate at which such dollar deposits are being offered will not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to the Banks of making or maintaining the principal amount of such Eurodollar Loan during such Interest Period, or that reasonable means do not exist for ascertaining the Eurodollar Rate, the Agent shall, as soon as practicable thereafter, give written, telegraphic or telephonic notice of such determination to the Borrower and the Banks, and any request by the Borrower for a Eurodollar Loan or for conversion to or maintenance of a Eurodollar Loan pursuant to the terms of this Agreement shall be deemed a request for a Base Rate Loan.  After such notice shall have been given and until the circumstances giving rise to such notice no longer exist, each request for a Eurodollar Loan shall be deemed to be a request for a Base Rate Loan.  Each determination by the Agent hereunder shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

2.8Termination, Reduction, Extension of Commitments; Additional Banks(a) The Commitments shall be automatically terminated on the Termination Date.

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any time in whole permanently terminate, or from time to time permanently reduce, the Total Commitment.  Each partial reduction of the Total Commitment shall be in a minimum principal amount of $1,000,000 or in whole multiples of $500,000 in excess thereof, and no such termination or reduction shall be made which would reduce the Total Commitment to an amount less than the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Loans.

(c)       Each reduction in the Total Commitment hereunder shall be made ratably among the Banks in accordance with their respective Commitment Percentages.  In connection with any reduction of the Total Commitment, the Borrower shall make any prepayment required under subsection 2.9(b).

(d)       During the period beginning ninety days prior to the Termination Date then in effect and ending sixty days prior to such Termination Date, the Borrower may deliver to the Agent (which shall promptly transmit to each Bank) a notice requesting that the Commitments be extended for a 364 day period beyond the Termination Date then in effect.   Within thirty days after its receipt of any such notice, each Bank shall notify the Agent of its willingness or unwillingness so to extend its Commitment.  Any Bank that shall fail so to notify the Agent within such period shall be deemed to have declined to extend its Commitment.  If each (but only if each) Bank agrees to extend its Commitment, the Agent shall so notify the Company and each Bank, whereupon (i) the respective Commitments of the Banks shall without further act by any party hereto, be extended for a 364 day period beyond the Termination Date then in effect and (ii) the term “Termination Date” shall thereafter mean the last day of such period.  Any such extension shall be evidenced by a written agreement among the Agent, the Banks and the Borrower, such agreement to be in form and substance acceptable to the Agent,  the Banks and the Borrower.  In the event that one or more Banks (each a “Non‑Electing Bank”) shall have declined or been deemed to have declined to extend its or their Commitment and Banks holding a majority in amount of the Commitments shall have notified the Agent of their desire to extend their Commitments, the Borrower shall have the right, but not the obligation, at its own expense, upon notice to each such Non‑Electing Bank and the Agent, to replace all (but not less than all) such Non‑Electing Banks (in accordance with and subject to the restrictions contained in Section 9.6) at any time before the twentieth (20th) day prior to the Termination Date with one or more assignees (each a “Replacement Bank”) willing to purchase the Non‑Electing Banks’ interests hereunder and to agree to extend its or their Commitment in accordance with the notice referred to in the first sentence of this clause (d).  In such event, each Non‑Electing Bank shall promptly upon request transfer and assign without recourse (in accordance with and subject to the restrictions contained in Section 9.6) all its interests, rights and obligations under this Agreement to the applicable Replacement Bank; provided,  however, that (i) no such assignment shall conflict with any law or any rule, regulation or order of any Governmental Authority, (ii) the applicable Replacement Bank shall pay to the applicable Non‑Electing Bank in immediately available funds on the date of such assignment the principal of and interest accrued to the date of payment on the Loans made by such Non-Electing Bank hereunder and all other amounts accrued for such Non-Electing Bank’s account or owed to it hereunder (including any unpaid costs or expenses), and (iii) a Non‑Electing Bank shall not be required to sell its interests hereunder unless the Borrower has arranged for one or more Replacement Banks to acquire the interests of all other Non‑Electing Banks.  If, as a result of the foregoing, each Bank (including Replacement Banks, but excluding Non‑Electing Banks whose interests have been purchased as provided above) has agreed to extend its Commitment, the

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Commitments shall be extended as provided in clause (i) of the fourth sentence of this paragraph and the term Termination Date shall have the meaning set forth in clause (ii) in such fourth sentence of this clause (d).

(e)       Any bank or financial institution becoming a party to this Agreement in compliance with the provisions of subsection 2.8(d) hereof shall execute and deliver to the Agent and the Banks and the Borrower a joinder and assumption agreement in form and substance satisfactory to the Agent.  Upon execution and delivery of such joinder such additional bank or financial institution shall be a party hereto and one of the Banks hereunder for all purposes, all as of the date of such joinder.  Simultaneously therewith the Borrower shall execute and deliver to such additional Bank an additional Note to the order of such additional Bank in an amount equal to the Commitment assumed by such additional Bank.

2.9Optional and Mandatory Prepayments 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, without premium or penalty (but in any event subject to Section 2.13), upon prior written, telecopy or telephonic notice to the Agent given no later than 11:00 a.m., Philadelphia time, one Business Day before any proposed prepayment; provided,  however, that each such partial prepayment of a Eurodollar Borrowing shall be in the principal amount of at least $500,000 or in whole multiples of $100,000 in excess thereof and each such partial prepayment of a Base Rate Borrowing shall be in the principal amount of at least $250,000 or in whole multiples of $50,000 in excess thereof.

(b)On the date of any termination or reduction of the Total Commitment pursuant to Section 2.8, the Borrower shall pay or prepay so much of the Borrowings as shall be necessary in order that the aggregate principal amount of the Loans then outstanding will not exceed the Total Commitment after giving effect to such termination or reduction.

(c)Each notice of prepayment shall specify the prepayment date and the principal amount of each Borrowing to be prepaid, shall be irrevocable and shall commit the Borrower to prepay such Borrowing (or portion thereof) by the amount stated therein.  All prepayments under this Section on other than Base Rate Borrowings shall be accompanied by accrued interest on the principal amount being prepaid to the date of prepayment.

2.10Illegality.  Notwithstanding any other provision herein, if any change in any Requirement of Law or in the interpretation or application thereof shall make it unlawful for any Bank to make or maintain Eurodollar Loans as contemplated by this Agreement, (a) the commitment of such Bank hereunder to make Eurodollar Loans, continue Eurodollar Loans as such and convert or refinance Base Rate Loans to Eurodollar Loans shall forthwith be cancelled and (b) such Bank’s Revolving Credit Loans then outstanding as Eurodollar Loans, if any, shall be converted automatically to Base Rate Loans on the respective last days of the then current Interest Periods with respect to such Revolving Credit Loans or within such earlier period as required by law.  If any such conversion of a Eurodollar Loan occurs on a day which is not the last day of the then current Interest Period with respect thereto, the Borrower shall pay to such Bank such amounts, if any, as may be required pursuant to Section 2.13.

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2.11Requirements of Law(a) In the event that any Change in Law shall:

(i)subject any Bank to any tax of any kind whatsoever with respect to this Agreement, any Note or Eurodollar Loan made by it, or change the basis of taxation of payments to such Bank in respect thereof (except for Taxes or Other Taxes covered by Section 2.12 and the imposition of, or any change in the rate of, any Excluded Tax payable by any Bank);

(ii)impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve, special deposit, compulsory loan, insurance charge or similar requirement against assets of, deposits with or for the account of, or credit extended or participated in by, any Bank (except any reserve requirement reflected in the Eurodollar Rate); or

(iii)impose on any Bank or the London interbank market any other condition, cost or expense affecting this Agreement or any Eurodollar Loan made by such Bank;

and the result of any of the foregoing shall be to increase the cost to such Bank 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 Bank, or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by such Bank hereunder (whether of principal, interest or any other amount) then, upon request of such Bank, the Borrower will pay to such Bank, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Bank, for such additional costs incurred or reduction suffered; provided, that the Borrower shall not be liable for any such amounts incurred or suffered by such Bank more than 180 days prior to the date of such Bank’s notification to the Borrower.  If any Bank becomes entitled to claim any additional amounts pursuant to this subsection, it shall as promptly as practicable notify the Borrower, through the Agent, of the event by reason of which it has become so entitled.  A certificate explaining and detailing any additional amounts payable pursuant to this subsection submitted by such Bank, through the Agent, to the Borrower shall be conclusive in the absence of clearly demonstrable error.  If any such amount paid by the Borrower to such Bank is subsequently determined not to have been due and is refunded to such Bank, such Bank will reimburse the Borrower for amounts paid in respect of such refunded amount.  This covenant shall survive the termination of this Agreement and the payment of the Notes and all other amounts payable hereunder.

(b)If any Bank determines that any Change in Law affecting such Bank or any lending office of such Bank or such Bank’s holding company, if any, regarding capital requirements has or would have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Bank’s capital or on the capital of such Bank’s holding company, if any, as a consequence of this Agreement, the Commitment of such Bank or the Loans made by, or participations in Swing Loans held by, such Bank, to a level below that which such Bank or such Bank’s holding company could have achieved but for such Change in Law (taking into consideration such Bank’s policies and the policies of such Bank’s holding company with respect to capital adequacy), then from time to time the Borrower will pay to such Bank, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Bank or such Bank’s holding company for any such reduction suffered.  If any Bank becomes entitled to claim any additional amounts pursuant to this subsection, it shall as promptly as practicable notify the Borrower, through the Agent, of the

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event by reason of which it has become so entitled.  A certificate explaining and detailing any additional amounts payable pursuant to this subsection submitted by such Bank, through the Agent, to the Borrower shall be conclusive in the absence of clearly demonstrable error.  This covenant shall survive the termination of this Agreement and the payment of the Notes and all other amounts payable hereunder.

(c)Each Bank agrees that it will use reasonable efforts in order to avoid or to minimize, as the case may be, the payment by the Borrower of any additional amount under subsections 2.11(a) and (b); provided, however, that no Bank shall be obligated to incur any expense, cost or other amount in connection with utilizing such reasonable efforts.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section 2.11, no Bank shall apply the provisions of subsections 2.11(a) or (b) hereof with respect to the Borrower if it shall not at the time be the general policy or practice of the Bank exercising its rights hereunder to apply the provisions similar to those of this Section 2.11 to other borrowers in substantially similar circumstances under substantially comparable provisions of other credit agreements.”

2.12Taxes(a) All payments made by the Borrower under this Agreement and the Notes shall be made free and clear of, and without deduction for any present or future taxes, levies, imposts, deductions, charges, or withholdings, and all liabilities with respect thereto, including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto (other than Excluded Taxes) (all such non-excluded taxes, levies, imposts, duties, charges, fees, deductions and withholdings being hereinafter called “Taxes”).  If the Borrower shall be required by Law to deduct any Taxes from or in respect of any sum payable hereunder or under any Note, (i) the sum payable shall be increased as may be necessary so that after making all required deductions (including deductions applicable to additional sums payable under this Section) the Agent and each Bank 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 Borrower shall timely pay the full amount deducted to the relevant tax authority or other authority in accordance with applicable Law.  As used herein, the term “Excluded Taxes” shall mean, with respect to the Agent, any Bank or any other recipient of any payment to be made by or on account of any obligation of the Borrower hereunder, (i) taxes imposed on or measured by its overall net income (however denominated), and franchise taxes imposed on it (in lieu of net income taxes), by the jurisdiction (or any political subdivision thereof) under the Laws of which such recipient is organized or in which its principal office is located or, in the case of any Bank, in which its applicable lending office is located, (ii) any branch profits taxes imposed by the United States of America or any similar tax imposed by any other jurisdiction in which the Borrower is located and (iii) in the case of a Foreign Bank, any withholding tax (including under FATCA) that is imposed on amounts payable to such Foreign Bank at the time such Foreign Bank becomes a party hereto (or designates a new lending office), except to the extent that such Foreign Bank (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 such withholding tax pursuant to this Section 2.12.

(b)In addition, the Borrower agrees to pay any present or future stamp or documentary taxes or any other excise or property taxes, charges, or similar levies which arise from any payment made hereunder, under the Notes or under any other Loan Document or from

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the execution, delivery, or registration of, or otherwise with respect to, this Agreement, any Note or any other Loan Document (hereinafter referred to as “Other Taxes”).

(c)The Borrower shall indemnify the Agent and each Bank for the full amount of Taxes or Other Taxes (including, without limitation, any Taxes or Other Taxes imposed by any jurisdiction on amounts payable under this subsection) paid by the Agent or any Bank and any liability (including penalties, interest, and expenses) arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Taxes or Other Taxes were correctly or legally asserted.  This indemnification shall be made within 30 days from the date the Agent or a Bank makes written demand therefor accompanied by a certificate explaining and detailing any such Taxes or Other Taxes paid by the Agent or such Bank which shall be conclusive in the absence of demonstrable error.

(d)Within 30 days after the date of any payment of any Taxes or Other Taxes by the Borrower, if available, the Borrower shall furnish to the Agent and each Bank, at its address referred to herein, the original or a certified copy of a receipt evidencing payment thereof.

(e)If as a result of a payment by the Borrower of Taxes or Other Taxes pursuant to subsections 2.12(a), (b) or (c) the Agent or a Bank receives a tax benefit or tax savings such as by receiving a credit against, refund of, or reduction in Taxes or Other Taxes which the Agent or such Bank would not have received but for the payment by the Borrower of such Taxes or Other Taxes, then the Agent or such Bank shall promptly pay to the Borrower the amount of such credit, refund, reduction or any other similar item.  Without prejudice to the survival of any other agreement of the Borrower hereunder, the agreements and obligations of the Borrower contained in subsections 2.12(a) through (d) shall survive the payment in full of principal and interest hereunder and under any instrument delivered hereunder.

(f)Each Foreign Bank agrees that it will deliver to the Borrower and the Agent on or prior to the Closing Date in the case of each initial Bank and on or prior to the effective date of the Assignment and Acceptance pursuant to which it becomes a Bank in the case of each other Bank and on or prior to the date on which any such form or certification expires or becomes obsolete, after the occurrence of any event requiring a change in the most recent form or certification previously delivered by it pursuant to this subsection (f), and from time to time, if requested by the Borrower or the Agent, two completed originals of each of the following, as applicable; (A) Forms W-8ECI (claiming exemption from U.S. withholding tax because the income is effectively connected with a U.S. trade or business), W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, as applicable, (claiming exemption from, or a reduction of, U.S. withholding tax under an income tax treaty) and/or W-8IMY (together with appropriate forms, certifications and supporting statements) or any successor forms, (B) in the case of a Foreign Bank claiming exemption under Sections 871(h) or 881(c) of the Code, Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, as applicable (claiming exemption from U.S. withholding tax under the portfolio interest exemption) or any successor form and a certificate in form and substance acceptable to the Borrower and the Agent.  Such Bank shall certify, in the case of a Form W-8ECI, W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, as applicable or W-8IMY, that it is entitled to receive payments under this Agreement without deduction or withholding of any United States federal income taxes.  If a payment made to a Foreign Bank would be subject to U.S. Federal withholding tax imposed by

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FATCA if such Bank were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Sections 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), such Bank shall deliver to the Borrower and the Agent, at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Agent, such documentation prescribed by applicable law (including any notice described in Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Agent as may be necessary for the Borrower or the Agent, as the case may be, to comply with their obligations under FATCA, to determine whether such Bank has or has not complied with such Bank’s obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment.  If any form provided by a Foreign Bank at the time such Bank first becomes a party to this Agreement indicates a United States interest withholding rate in excess of zero, withholding tax at such rate shall be considered excluded from “Taxes” as defined in subsection 2.12(a).  Each Bank shall deliver to the Borrower and the Agent, with respect to Taxes imposed by any Governmental Authority other than the United States of America, similar forms, if available (or the information that would be contained in similar forms if such forms were available), to the forms which are required to be provided under this subsection with respect to Taxes of the United States of America.

(g)Notwithstanding the foregoing subsections 2.12(a) through (e), the Borrower shall not be required to pay any additional amounts to any Bank in respect of United States withholding or backup withholding tax pursuant to such subsections if (i) the obligation to pay such additional amounts would not have arisen but for a failure by such Bank to comply with the requirements of subsection 2.12(f) (other than by reason of a change in Law) or (ii) such Bank shall not have furnished the Borrower with such forms and documentation described in subsection 2.12(f) and shall not have taken such other steps as reasonably may be available to it under applicable tax laws and any applicable tax treaty or convention to obtain an exemption from, or reduction (to the lowest applicable rate) of, such United States withholding tax.

2.13Indemnity.  The Borrower agrees to indemnify each Bank and to hold each Bank harmless from any loss or expense which such Bank may sustain or incur as a consequence of (a) default by the Borrower in payment when due of the principal amount of or interest on any Eurodollar Loan, (b) default by the Borrower in making a borrowing of, conversion into or continuation of Eurodollar Loans after the Borrower has given a notice requesting the same in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement, (c) default by the Borrower in making any prepayment after the Borrower has given a notice thereof in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement or (d) the making of a prepayment of Eurodollar Loans on a day which is not the last day of an Interest Period with respect thereto, including, without limitation, in each case, any such loss or expense arising from the reemployment of funds obtained by it or from fees payable to terminate the deposits from which such funds were obtained.  This covenant shall survive the termination of this Agreement and the payment of the Notes and all other amounts payable hereunder.  For the purpose of calculation of all amounts payable to a Bank under this Section, each Bank shall be deemed to have actually funded its relevant Eurodollar Loan or Swing Line Loan through the purchase of a deposit bearing interest at the Eurodollar Rate or the applicable rate on such Swing Line Loan, as the case may be, in an amount equal to the amount of that Eurodollar Loan or Swing Line Loan, as the case may be, and having a maturity comparable to the relevant Interest Period or applicable period for such Eurodollar Loan or Swing Line Loan; provided, however, that each Bank may fund each of its Eurodollar Loans and the Swing Line

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Bank may fund its Swing Line Loans in any manner it sees fit, and the foregoing assumptions shall be utilized only for the calculation of amounts payable under this Section.

2.14Pro Rata Treatment, etc.  Except as required under Sections 2.2 and 2.10, each Borrowing, each payment or prepayment of principal of any Borrowing, each payment of interest on the Loans, each reduction of the Commitments, each refinancing of any Borrowing with a Borrowing of any Type and each conversion of Loans, shall be made pro rata among the Banks in accordance with their respective Commitment Percentages.  Each Bank agrees that in computing such Bank’s portion of any Borrowing to be made hereunder, the Agent may, in its discretion, round each Bank’s percentage of such Borrowing to the next higher or lower whole dollar amount.

2.15Payments(a)  The Borrower shall make each payment (including principal of or interest on any Loan or any Fees or other amounts) hereunder not later than 12:00 (noon), Philadelphia time, on the date when due in Dollars to the Agent at its offices at 1600 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or at such other place as may be designated by the Agent, in immediately available funds.

(b)Whenever any payment (including principal of or interest on any Loan or any Fees or other amounts) hereunder shall become due, or otherwise would occur, on a day that is not a Business Day, such payment may be made on the next succeeding Business Day, and such extension of time shall in such case be included in the computation of interest or Fees, if applicable.

2.16Conversion and Continuation Options.  The Borrower shall have the right at any time upon prior irrevocable notice to the Agent (i) not later than 11:00 a.m., Philadelphia time, on the Business Day of conversion, to convert any Eurodollar Loan to a Base Rate Loan, (ii) not later than 11:00 a.m., Philadelphia time, three Business Days prior to conversion or continuation, (y) to convert any Base Rate Loan into a Eurodollar Loan, or (z) to continue any Eurodollar Loan as a Eurodollar Loan for any additional Interest Period, and (iii) not later than 11:00 a.m., Philadelphia time, three Business Days prior to conversion, to convert the Interest Period with respect to any Eurodollar Loan to another permissible Interest Period, subject in each case to the following:

(a)a Eurodollar Loan may not be converted at a time other than the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto;

(b)any portion of a Revolving Credit Loan maturing or required to be repaid in less than one month may not be converted into or continued as a Eurodollar Loan;

(c)no Eurodollar Loan may be continued as such and no Base Rate Loan may be converted to a Eurodollar Loan when any Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing;

(d)any portion of a Eurodollar Loan that cannot be converted into or continued as a Eurodollar Loan by reason of paragraph 2.16(b) or 2.16(c) automatically shall be converted at the end of the Interest Period in effect for such Revolving Credit Loan to a Base Rate Loan;

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(e)if by the third Business Day prior to the last day of any Interest Period for Eurodollar Loans, the Borrower has failed to give notice of conversion or continuation as described in this subsection, the Agent shall give notice thereof to the Banks and such Revolving Credit Loans shall be automatically converted to Base Rate Loans on the last day of such then expiring Interest Period; and

(f)each request by the Borrower to convert or continue a Revolving Credit Loan shall constitute a representation and warranty that each of the representations and warranties made by the Borrower herein is true and correct in all material respects on and as of such date as if made on and as of such date.

Accrued interest on a Revolving Credit Loan (or portion thereof) being converted shall be paid by the Borrower at the time of conversion.

2.17Defaulting Banks.  Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, if any Bank becomes a Defaulting Bank, then the following provisions shall apply for so long as such Bank is a Defaulting Bank:

(a)such Defaulting Bank, or the Exposure and Commitment Percentage of such Defaulting Bank, as applicable, shall not be included in determining whether all Banks or Required Banks have taken or may take any action hereunder (including any consent to any amendment or waiver pursuant to Section 9.1), provided that any waiver, amendment or modification requiring the consent of all Banks or each affected Bank which affects such Defaulting Bank differently than other affected Banks shall require the consent of such Defaulting Bank;

(b)if any outstanding Swing Line Loans exist at the time a Bank becomes a Defaulting Bank then:

(i)such Defaulting Bank’s pro rata portion of such Swing Line Loans shall be reallocated among the Non-Defaulting Banks in accordance with their respective Adjusted Commitment Percentages but only to the extent (x) the sum of (A) the Revolving Credit Loans of all Non-Defaulting Banks plus (B) all Non-Defaulting Banks’ Adjusted Commitment Percentages of the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Swing Line Loans then outstanding does not exceed the aggregate amount of the Commitments of all Non-Defaulting Banks and (y) the conditions set forth in Section 4.2 are satisfied at such time;

(ii)to the extent that all or any part of such Defaulting Bank’s pro rata portion of Swing Line Loans cannot be reallocated pursuant to Section 2.17(b)(i), then the Borrower (A) shall, within 15 days following notice from the Agent until such Defaulting Bank ceases to be a Defaulting Bank under this Agreement, establish and, thereafter, maintain a special collateral account (the “Swing Line Collateral Account”) at the Agent’s office at the address specified pursuant to Section 9.2, in the name of the Borrower but under the sole dominion and control of the Agent, (B) grant to the Agent for the benefit of the Banks, solely as security for repayment of the unallocated portion of such Defaulting Bank’s Commitment Percentage of outstanding Swing Line Loans, a security interest in and to the Swing Line Collateral Account and any funds that may thereafter be deposited therein and (C) shall maintain

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in the Swing Line Collateral Account an amount equal to the unallocated portion of such Defaulting Bank’s Commitment Percentage of outstanding Swing Line Loans; and

(iii)the Swing Line Bank shall not be required to, but in its sole discretion may from time to time elect to, fund any Swing Line Loan, unless it is satisfied in its sole discretion that the related exposure will be 100% covered by the Non-Defaulting Banks and/or cash collateral will be provided by the Borrower in accordance with Section 2.17(b)(ii).

(iv)any amount payable to a Defaulting Bank hereunder (whether on account of principal, interest, fees or otherwise) shall, in lieu of being distributed to such Defaulting Bank, be retained by the Agent in a segregated account and, subject to any applicable requirements of law, be applied at such time or times as may be determined by the Agent (i) first, to the payment of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Bank to the Agent hereunder, (ii) second, pro rata, to the payment of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Bank to the Swing Line Bank hereunder, (iii) third, to the funding of any Revolving Credit Loan or the funding of any participating interest in any Swing Line Loan or in respect of which such Defaulting Bank has failed to fund its portion thereof as required by this Agreement, as determined by the Agent, (iv) fourth, if so determined by the Agent and the Borrower, held in such account as cash collateral for future funding obligations of the Defaulting Bank under this Agreement, (v) fifth, pro rata, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Borrower or the Banks as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by the Borrower or any Bank against such Defaulting Bank as a result of such Defaulting Bank’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; provided that, if an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, any payments that would be made to the Borrower shall be applied by the Agent to the Obligations in such order as the Agent shall elect and (vi) sixth, to such Defaulting Bank or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that if such payment is (x) a payment of the principal amount of any Revolving Credit Loans for which a Defaulting Bank has not fully funded its participation obligations and (y) made at a time when the conditions set forth in Section 4.2 are satisfied, the remaining portion of such payment shall be applied solely to prepay the Revolving Credit Loans of, and reimbursement obligations owed to, all Non-Defaulting Banks pro rata prior to being applied to the prepayment of any Revolving Credit Loans of, or reimbursement obligations owed to, any Defaulting Bank. 

(v)In the event that the Borrower, the Agent and the Swing Line Bank each agrees that a Defaulting Bank has adequately remedied all matters that caused such Bank to be a Defaulting Bank, then the Swing Line Loans of the Banks shall be readjusted to reflect the inclusion of such Bank’s Commitment Percentage and on such date such Bank shall purchase at par such of the Revolving Credit Loans of the other Banks (other than Swing Line Loans) as the Agent shall determine may be necessary in order for such Bank to hold such Revolving Credit Loans in accordance with its Commitment Percentage, subject to the provisions of Section 2.13.

SECTION 3.  REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

To induce the Banks to enter into this Agreement, and to make the Loans, the Borrower hereby represents and warrants to the Agent and each Bank that:

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3.1Financial Condition(a)  The audited consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as at December 31, 2015 and the related consolidated statements of income and of cash flows for the fiscal year ended on such date, and the consolidated balance sheet as at June 30, 2016 and the statements of income and cash flow of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the six month period ended June 30, 2016, copies of all of which have heretofore been furnished to each Bank, present fairly the consolidated financial condition of the Borrower as at such dates, and the consolidated results of its operations and its consolidated cash flows for the periods covered thereby.  All such financial statements, including the related schedules and notes thereto, have been prepared in accordance with GAAP applied consistently throughout the periods involved.  Neither the Borrower nor any of its Subsidiaries had, at the date of the most recent balance sheet referred to above, any material Contingent Obligation, liability for taxes, or any long‑term lease or unusual forward or long‑term commitment, including, without limitation, any interest rate or foreign currency swap or exchange transaction, which is required by GAAP to be but is not reflected in the foregoing statements or in the notes thereto.

(b)       (i)        As of the Closing Date and after giving effect to this Agreement and any Loans to be made on the Closing Date, the Borrower is Solvent.

(ii)       The Borrower does not intend to incur debts beyond its ability to pay such debts as they mature, taking into account the timing of and amounts of cash to be received by it and the timing of the amounts of cash to be payable on or in respect of its Debt.

3.2No Adverse Change.  Since December 31, 2015, there has been no development or event which has had a Material Adverse Effect. 

3.3Existence; Compliance with Law.  The Borrower (a) is duly organized, and subsisting under the laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation, (b) has the corporate power and authority to own and operate its property, to lease the property it operates as lessee and to conduct the business in which it is currently engaged, (c) is duly qualified to transact business in each jurisdiction where its ownership, lease or operation of property or the conduct of its business requires such qualification, except to the extent that the failure to be so qualified would not, in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect and (d) is in compliance with all Requirements of Law the non‑compliance with which would have a Material Adverse Effect.

3.4Corporate Power; Authorization; Enforceable Obligations.  The Borrower has the corporate power, authority, and legal right, to make, deliver and perform this Agreement, the Notes and the other Loan Documents to which it is a party and to borrow hereunder and has taken all necessary corporate action to authorize the borrowings on the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the Notes and to authorize the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement, the Notes and the other Loan Documents to which it is a party.  No consent or authorization of, filing with or other act by or in respect of, any Governmental Authority or any other Person (including stockholders and creditors of the Borrower) is required in connection with the borrowings hereunder or with the execution, delivery, performance, validity or enforceability of this Agreement, the Notes or the other Loan Documents.  This Agreement has been, and each Note and other Loan Document will be, duly executed and delivered on behalf of the Borrower.  This Agreement constitutes, and each Note and other Loan Document when executed and delivered will constitute, a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Borrower

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enforceable against the Borrower in accordance with its terms, except as enforceability may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent conveyance, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally and by general equitable principles (whether enforcement is sought by proceedings in equity or at law).

3.5No Legal Bar.  The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement, the Notes and the other Loan Documents by the Borrower, the borrowings hereunder and the use of the proceeds thereof will not violate any Requirement of Law or Contractual Obligation of the Borrower or of any of the Subsidiaries and will not result in, or require, the creation or imposition of any Lien on any of its or their respective properties or revenues pursuant to any such Requirement of Law or Contractual Obligation.

3.6No Material Litigation.  Except as set forth on Schedule 3.6, no litigation, investigation or proceeding of or before any arbitrator or Governmental Authority is pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened against the Borrower or against any of the properties or revenues of the Borrower (a) with respect to this Agreement, the Notes or the other Loan Documents or any of the transactions contemplated hereby, or (b) as to which there is a reasonable likelihood of an adverse determination and which, if adversely determined, would have a Material Adverse Effect.

3.7No Default.  The Borrower is not in default under or with respect to any of its Contractual Obligations, including without limitation, those under the Indenture in any respect which would have a Material Adverse Effect.  No Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.

3.8Taxes.  The Borrower has filed or caused to be filed all tax returns which are required to be filed (or has obtained authorized extensions for such filings) and has paid all taxes shown to be due and payable on said returns or on any assessments made against it or any of its property and all other taxes, fees or other charges imposed on it or any of its property by any Governmental Authority (other than any the amount or validity of which are currently being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and with respect to which reserves in conformity with GAAP have been provided on the books of the Borrower, as the case may be); no material tax Lien has been filed against the Borrower, and, to the knowledge of the Borrower, no claim is being asserted, with respect to any such tax, fee or other charges.

3.9Federal Regulations.  No part of the proceeds of any Loans will be used for “purchasing” or “carrying” any “margin stock” within the respective meanings of each of the quoted terms under Regulation U or for any purpose which violates the provisions of Regulation U.  If requested by any Bank or the Agent, the Borrower will furnish to the Agent and each Bank a statement to the foregoing effect in conformity with the requirements of FR Form U‑l referred to in said Regulation U.  No part of the proceeds of the Loans hereunder will be used for any purpose which violates, or which is inconsistent with, the provisions of Regulation X.

3.10ERISA.  

(a)Each Plan has complied in all respects with the applicable provisions of the ERISA and the Code and has been administered in accordance with its terms,

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except to the extent that failure(s) to so comply, or to so administer the Plan, in the aggregate, has not resulted in and could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.  No Reportable Event has occurred with respect to any Single Employer Plan which presents a material risk of termination of the Plan by the PBGC.  There have been no “prohibited transactions” (as defined in Section 406 of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code) in connection with which the Borrower or any Commonly Controlled Entity could be subject to any Material civil penalty under 502(i) of ERISA or any Material excise tax under Section 4975 of the Code.

(b)With respect to each Single Employer Plan maintained by the Borrower or a Commonly Controlled Entity, the adjusted funding target attainment percentage (within the meaning of Section 436(j)(2) of the Code) of each such Single Employer Plan, as of the close of the most recent plan year for such Plan as certified by the Plan’s actuary, is not less than eighty percent (80%).

(c)Neither the Borrower nor any Commonly Controlled Entity has incurred any withdrawal liabilities (and are not subject to contingent withdrawal liabilities) under Section 4201 or 4204 of ERISA in respect of Multiemployer Plans that individually or in the aggregate are Material.  To the best of Borrower’s knowledge, no Multiemployer Plan is in Reorganization as defined in Section 4241 of ERISA or is Insolvent.

(d)The expected post-retirement benefit obligation (determined as of the last day of the Company’s most recently ended fiscal year in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification 715-60 (formerly FASB Statement No. 106), without regard to liabilities attributable to continuation coverage mandated by Section 4980B of the Code) of the Company and its Subsidiaries would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

3.11Investment Company Act.  Except as set forth on Schedule 3.11, the Borrower is not (a) an “investment company”, or a company “controlled” by an “investment company”, within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended or (b) subject to any other federal or state law or regulation which purports to restrict or regulate its ability to borrow money.

3.12Purpose of Loans.  The proceeds of the Loans shall be used by the Borrower for refinancing existing indebtedness of the Borrower and the Borrower’s general working capital purposes including the financing of Permitted Acquisitions.

3.13Environmental Matters.  To the best knowledge of the Borrower, except as may be disclosed on Schedule 3.13 and except to the extent that the aggregate cost of any remediation or other expense to the Borrower as a consequence of the failure of any of the following representations to be true and correct does not exceed $1,000,000, each of the representations and warranties set forth in paragraphs (a) through (d) of this subsection is true and correct with respect to each parcel of real property owned or operated by the Borrower:

(a)the Borrower does not have any knowledge of any claim nor has it received any written notice of any claim, and no proceeding has been instituted of which it has received written notice, raising any claim against the Borrower or any of its real properties now

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or formerly owned, leased or operated by it, or other assets, alleging damage to the environment or any violation of or liability arising under any Environmental Laws, except, in each case, such as could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect;

(b)the Borrower does not have knowledge of any facts which would give rise to any claim, public or private, for violation of or liability arising under Environmental Laws or damage to the environment emanating from, occurring on or in any way related to real properties or to operation of other assets now or formerly owned, leased or operated by it or for its use, except, in each case, such as could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect;

(c)the Borrower has not stored any Materials of Environment Concern on real properties now or formerly owned, leased or operated by it, and has not disposed of or released any Materials of Environment Concern in a manner that may give rise to liability under any Environmental Laws and in any manner that could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect; and

(d)all buildings on all real properties now owned, leased or operated by the Borrower are and have been constructed, maintained and operated in a manner that will not give rise to liability under applicable Environmental Laws, except where failure to comply could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

3.14Ownership of the Borrower.  As of the Closing Date the Borrower is a wholly-owned Subsidiary of the Parent Company.

3.15Patents, Trademarks, etc.  The Borrower has obtained and holds in full force and effect all patents, trademarks, servicemarks, trade names, copyrights or licenses therefor and other such rights, free from burdensome restrictions, which are necessary for the operation of its business as presently conducted.  To the Borrower’s best knowledge, no material product, process, method, substance, part or other material presently sold by or employed by the Borrower in connection with such business infringes any patent, trademark, service mark, trade name, copyright, license or other right owned by any other Person so as to have a Material Adverse Effect.  There is not pending or, to the Borrower’s knowledge, threatened any claim or litigation against or affecting the Borrower contesting its right to sell or use any such product, process, method, substance, part or other material.

3.16Ownership of Property.  The Borrower has good and marketable fee simple title to or valid leasehold interests in all real property owned or leased by the Borrower (except in the case of certain properties not material to its business as to which its title was obtained by quit-claim or special warranty deed), and good title to all of its personal property subject to no Lien of any kind except Liens permitted hereby.  The Borrower enjoys peaceful and undisturbed possession under all of its respective material leases.

3.17Licenses, etc.  The Borrower has obtained and holds in full force and effect, all franchises, licenses, permits, certificates, authorizations, qualifications, easements, rights of way and other rights, consents and approvals which are necessary for the operation of

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its business as presently conducted, except where the failure to obtain and hold such rights, consents or approvals could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

3.18Labor Matters.  The Borrower has not, within the last five years, suffered any strikes, walkouts, work stoppages or other labor difficulty involving a material number of employees which in any case had a Material Adverse Effect, and to the best of the Borrower's knowledge, there are no such events which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect now threatened.

3.19Partnerships.  Except as disclosed on Schedule 3.19, as of the Closing Date, the Borrower is not a partner in any partnership or in any joint venture.

3.20No Material Misstatements.  To the best of the Borrower’s knowledge, no information, report, financial statement, exhibit or schedule furnished by or on behalf of the Borrower to the Agent or any Bank in connection with the negotiation of this Agreement or any Note or other Loan Document or included therein contains any misstatement of fact, or omitted or omits to state any fact necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, where such misstatement or omission would in the Borrower’s judgment be material to the interests of the Banks with respect to the Borrower’s performance of its obligations hereunder.

3.21Anti-Money Laundering/International Trade Law Compliance.  No Covered Entity is a Sanctioned Person.  No Covered Entity, either in its own right or through any third party, (a) has any of its assets in a Sanctioned Country or in the possession, custody or control of a Sanctioned Person in violation of any Anti-Terrorism Law; (b) does business in or with, or derives any of its income from investments in or transactions with, any Sanctioned Country or Sanctioned Person in violation of any Anti-Terrorism Law; or (c) engages in any dealings or transactions prohibited by any Anti-Terrorism Law.

3.22EEA Financial Institutions.

The Borrower is not an EEA Financial Institution.

All of the foregoing representations and warranties shall survive the execution and delivery of the Notes and the making by the Banks of the Loans hereunder.



SECTION 4.  CONDITIONS PRECEDENT; CLOSING

4.1Conditions to Closing.  The agreement of each Bank to enter into this Agreement and make its initial Loan hereunder is subject to the satisfaction, immediately prior to or concurrently with such Loans, of the following conditions precedent:

(a)Loan Documents.  The Agent shall have received (i) this Agreement, executed and delivered by a duly authorized officer of the Borrower, with a counterpart for each Bank, (ii) for the account of each Bank, a Revolving Credit Note conforming to the requirements hereof and executed by a duly authorized officer of the Borrower

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and (iii) for the account of the Swing Line Bank, the Swing Line Note conforming to the requirements hereof and executed by a duly authorized officer of the Borrower.

(b)Corporate Proceedings of the Borrower.  The Agent shall have received a copy of the resolutions or other corporate proceedings or action, in form and substance satisfactory to the Agent, taken on behalf of the Borrower authorizing (i) the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement, the Notes and the other Loan Documents to which it is a party, and (ii) the borrowings contemplated hereunder, certified by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower as of the Closing Date, which certificate shall state that such resolutions, or other proceedings or action thereby certified have not been amended, modified, revoked or rescinded and shall be in form and substance satisfactory to the Agent.

(c)Representations and Warranties True; No Default.  The representations and warranties of the Borrower contained in Section 3 hereof shall be true and accurate on and as of the Closing Date in all material respects with the same effect as though such representations and warranties had been made on and as of such date (except representations and warranties which relate solely to an earlier date or time, which representations and warranties shall be true and correct on and as of the specific dates or times referred to therein), and the Borrower shall have performed and complied with all covenants and conditions hereof; and no Event of Default or Default under this Agreement shall have occurred and be continuing or shall exist.

(d)Corporate Documents.  The Agent shall have received, with a counterpart for each Bank, true and complete copies of (i) the articles of incorporation and bylaws of the Borrower, certified as of the Closing Date as complete and correct copies thereof by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower; and (ii) good standing certificates issued by the Secretaries of State (or the equivalent thereof) of each state in which the Borrower has been formed or is required to be qualified to transact business no earlier than thirty days prior to the Closing Date.

(e)Incumbency.  The Agent shall have received a written certificate dated the Closing Date by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower as to the names and signatures of the officers of the Borrower authorized to sign this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.  The Agent may conclusively rely on such certificate until it shall receive a further certificate by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower amending such prior certificate.

(f)Intentionally Omitted. 

(g)Fees.  The Borrower shall have paid or caused to be paid to the Agent (i) all Fees then due hereunder and (ii) all other fees and expenses due and payable hereunder on or before the Closing Date (if then invoiced), including without limitation the reasonable fees and expenses of counsel to the Agent. 

(h)Legal Opinion.  The Agent shall have received, with a counterpart for each Bank, the executed legal opinion of the General Counsel of the Borrower, addressed to the Banks and satisfactory in form and substance to the Agent and its counsel covering such matters incident to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement as the Agent may

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reasonably require.  The Borrower hereby directs such counsel to deliver such opinion, upon which the Banks and the Agent may rely.

(i)No Material Adverse Change.  There shall be no material adverse change in the business, operations, Property or financial or other condition of the Borrower nor any material change in the management of the Borrower or an event which would cause or constitute a Material Adverse Effect; and there shall be delivered to the Agent for the benefit of each Bank a certificate dated the Closing Date and signed on behalf of the Borrower by a Responsible Officer to each such effect.

(j)No Litigation.  No action, proceeding, investigation, regulation or legislation shall have been instituted, or to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened or proposed before any court, governmental agency or legislative body to enjoin, restrain or prohibit, or to obtain damages in respect of this Agreement or the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby or which, in the Agent’s sole discretion, would make it inadvisable to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

(k)Evidence of Insurance.  The Borrower shall have provided to each of the Banks copies of the evidence of insurance required by subsection 5.5(b).

(l)Intentionally Omitted.

(m)Evidence of Regulatory Approval.  The Borrower shall have provided to the Agent a copy of each and every authorization, permit, consent, and approval of and other actions by, and notice to and filing with, every Governmental Authority which is required to be obtained or made by the Borrower for the due execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, if any.

(n)Additional Documents.  The Agent shall have received such additional documents, certificates and information as the Agent may require pursuant to the hereof or as the Agent may otherwise reasonably request.

4.2Conditions to Each Loan.  The agreement of each Bank to make any Loan requested to be made by it on any date (including, without limitation, the first such Loan hereunder) is subject to the satisfaction of the following conditions precedent:

(a)Representations and Warranties.  Each of the representations and warranties made by the Borrower herein or which are contained in any certificate, document or financial or other statement furnished at any time under or in connection herewith or therewith shall be true and correct in all material respects on and as of such date as if made on and as of such date; provided, however, that for purposes of the representations in Section 3.1 hereof, the annual and quarterly financial information referred to in such Section shall be deemed to be the most recent such information furnished to each Bank.

(b)No Default.  No Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing on such date or after giving effect to the Loans requested to be made on such date.

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(c)No Contravention of Law. The making of the Loans shall not contravene any Requirement of Law applicable to the Borrower or any of the Banks.

Each borrowing by the Borrower hereunder shall constitute a representation and warranty by the Borrower as of the date of such Loan that the conditions contained in this Section 4.2 have been satisfied.

4.3Closing.  The closing (the “Closing”) of the transactions contemplated hereby shall take place at the offices of Ballard Spahr LLP, commencing at 10:00 a.m., Philadelphia time, on November 17, 2016 or such other place or date as to which the Agent, the Banks and the Borrower shall agree.  The date on which the Closing shall be completed is referred to herein as the “Closing Date”.

4.4Transitional Arrangements.

(a)On the Closing Date, without the necessity of any further action by any party, the outstanding principal amount of the “Revolving Credit Loans” (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) shall be converted and continued as Revolving Credit Loans hereunder as if made by the Banks under and pursuant to this Agreement in accordance with their respective Commitment Percentages and the Banks hereunder shall make such additional Revolving Credit Loans and receive such repayments, as the case may be, if and to the extent necessary to result in each Bank holding its respective Commitment Percentage of the outstanding Revolving Credit Loans as of the date hereof.

(b)This Agreement amends and restates the Existing Credit Agreement in its entirety, and is not intended as and shall not be deemed to constitute a novation or discharge of the obligations evidenced by, or any transactions consummated under, the Existing Credit Agreement or the other Loan Documents (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement), all of which remain in full force and effect as amended and restated by this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.  Notwithstanding the amendment and restatement of the Existing Credit Agreement by this Agreement, the Borrower shall continue to be liable to the Agent and those Banks party to the Existing Credit Agreement with respect to agreements on the part of the Borrower under the Existing Credit Agreement to pay all principal, interest, fees and other amounts that have accrued on or before the Closing Date (and have not been paid on or before such date) and to indemnify and hold harmless the Agent and such Banks from and against all claims, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, charges and expenses to which the Agent and such Banks may be subject arising in connection with the Existing Credit Agreement and as to which the Borrower has agreed under the Existing Credit Agreement to indemnify and hold harmless the Agent and such Banks.

SECTION 5.  AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS

The Borrower hereby agrees that, so long as the Commitments remain in effect, any Note remains outstanding and unpaid, or any other amount is owing to any Bank or the Agent hereunder, the Borrower shall:

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5.1Financial Statements.  Furnish to each Bank (i) within 60 days after  the end of each of the first three fiscal quarters of each fiscal year a consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the end of each such fiscal quarter and statements of income for the period from the beginning of such fiscal year to the end of such fiscal quarter, and (ii) within 120 days after the end of each fiscal year a consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the end of each fiscal year and statements of income, statements of retained earnings and cash flow for such fiscal year.  All financial statements will be prepared in accordance with GAAP applied on a basis consistently maintained throughout the period involved and with the prior periods, such annual financial statements to be certified by independent certified public accountants selected by the Borrower and reasonably acceptable to the Agent, without any exception or qualification arising out of the restricted or limited nature of the examination made by such accountants.

5.2Certificates; Other Information.  Furnish to each Bank:

(a)concurrently with the delivery of the financial statements referred to in subsection 5.1, a certificate on behalf of the Borrower executed by a Responsible Officer, (i) showing in detail the calculations supporting such statements in respect of Section 6.1; and (ii) stating that, to the best of his or her knowledge, the Borrower during such period has kept, observed, performed and fulfilled each and every covenant and condition contained in this Agreement and in the Notes and the other Loan Documents applicable to it and that he or she obtained no knowledge of any Default or Event of Default except as specifically indicated;

(b)on or prior to February 15 of each fiscal year, a budgeted balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flow for the current fiscal year; and

(c)promptly, such additional financial and other information as any Bank or the Agent may from time to time reasonably request.

5.3Payment of Obligations.  Pay, discharge or otherwise satisfy at or before maturity or before they become delinquent, as the case may be, all its obligations of whatever nature, except (x) in the case of indebtedness other than that described in subsection 7.1(f), when the amount or validity thereof is currently being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and reserves in conformity with GAAP with respect thereto have been provided on the books of the Borrower or (y) where the failure so to pay such indebtedness is in the normal course of the Borrower’s business as now conducted and would not have a Material Adverse Effect.

5.4Conduct of Business and Maintenance of Existence.  Subject to Section 6.4 hereof, continue to engage in business of the same general type as now conducted by it and, except to the extent that failure to do so would not have a Material Adverse Effect, preserve, renew and keep in full force and effect its corporate existence and take all reasonable action to maintain all rights, privileges, trademarks, trade names, licenses, franchises and other authorizations necessary or desirable in the normal conduct of its business; comply with all Contractual Obligations and Requirements of Law except to the extent that failure to comply therewith would not reasonably be expected to have, in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

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5.5Maintenance of Property; Insurance(a)  Maintain in good repair, working order and condition (ordinary wear and tear excepted) in accordance with the general practice of other businesses of similar character and size, all of those properties material or necessary to its business, and from time to time make or cause to be made all appropriate repairs, renewals or replacements thereof; provided, however, that this Section shall not prevent the Borrower from discontinuing the operation and the maintenance of any of its properties if such discontinuance is desirable in the conduct of its business and the Borrower has concluded that such discontinuance would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect on its business, operations, affairs, financial condition, property or assets, taken as a whole. 

(b)Insure its properties and assets against loss or damage by fire and such other insurable hazards as such assets are commonly insured (including fire, extended coverage, property damage, worker’s compensation, public liability and business interruption insurance) and against other risks (including errors and omissions) in such amounts as similar properties and assets are insured by prudent companies in similar circumstances carrying on similar businesses, and with reputable and financially sound insurers, including self‑insurance to the extent customary.  The Borrower shall deliver at the request of the Agent from time to time a summary schedule indicating all insurance then in force with respect to the Borrower.

5.6Inspection of Property; Books and Records; Discussions(a)  Permit any of the officers or authorized employees or representatives of the Agent or any of the Banks to visit and inspect during normal business hours any of its properties and to examine and make excerpts from its books and records and discuss its business affairs, finances and accounts (including those of its Affiliates) with its officers, all in such detail and at such times and as often as any of the Banks may reasonably request, provided that each Bank shall provide the Borrower and the Agent with reasonable notice prior to any visit or inspection.  In the event Required Banks desire to conduct an audit of the Borrower (to which the Borrower hereby consents), such Banks shall make a reasonable effort to conduct such audit contemporaneously with any audit to be performed by the Agent.

(b)Maintain and keep proper books of record and account which enable the Borrower and the Parent Company to issue financial statements in accordance with GAAP and as otherwise required by applicable Requirements of Law, and in which full, true and correct entries shall be made in all material respects of all its dealings and business and financial affairs.

5.7Notices.  Promptly, upon the Borrower becoming aware, give notice to the Agent and each Bank of:

(a)the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default;

(b)any (i) default or event of default under any Contractual Obligation of the Borrower, including, without limitation, the Indenture, or (ii) litigation, investigation or proceeding which may exist at any time between the Borrower and any Governmental Authority, which in either case, if not cured or if adversely determined, as the case may be, would have a Material Adverse Effect;

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(c)any litigation or proceeding which, if adversely determined, would have a Material Adverse Effect;

(d)the following events, as soon as possible and in any event within 30 days after the Borrower knows or has reason to know thereof:  (i) the occurrence of any Reportable Event with respect to any Single Employer Plan which presents a material risk of termination of the Plan by the PBGC, (ii) any withdrawal from, or the termination, Reorganization or Insolvency of any Multiemployer Plan, (iii) the adjusted funding target attainment percentage (within the meaning of Section 436(j)(2) of the Code) with respect to any Single Employer Plan maintained by the Borrower or a Commonly Controlled Entity is certified by the Single Employer Plan’s actuary to be less than eighty percent (80%) or deemed by operation of Section 436 of the Code in the absence of such certification to be less than eighty percent (80%), or (iv) the institution of proceedings or the taking of any action by the PBGC or the Borrower or any Commonly Controlled Entity or any Multiemployer Plan with respect to the termination of any Single Employer Plan in a distress termination under Section 4041(c) of ERISA or the withdrawal from or the termination, Reorganization or Insolvency, of any Multiemployer Plan;

(e)an event which has had a Material Adverse Effect; and

(f)the occurrence of a Reportable Compliance Event.

Each notice pursuant to this subsection shall be accompanied by a statement of the Borrower, executed on its behalf by a Responsible Officer, setting forth details of the occurrence referred to therein and stating what action the Borrower propose to take with respect thereto.

5.8Environmental Laws(a)  Comply with, and require compliance by all tenants and to the extent possible, all subtenants, if any, with, all Environmental Laws and obtain and comply with and maintain, and require that all tenants and to the extent possible, all subtenants obtain and comply with and maintain, any and all licenses, approvals, registrations or permits required by Environmental Laws except to the extent that failure to so comply or obtain or maintain such documents would not have a Material Adverse Effect.

(b)Except as set forth in Schedule 3.13, comply with all lawful and binding orders and directives of all Governmental Authorities respecting Environmental Laws except to the extent that failure to so comply would not have a Material Adverse Effect.

(c)Defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Agent and the Banks, and their respective employees, agents, officers and directors, from and against any claims, demands, penalties, fines, liabilities, settlements, damages, costs and expenses of whatever kind or nature known or unknown, contingent or otherwise, arising out of, or in any way relating to the violation of, noncompliance with or liability arising under any Environmental Laws applicable to the real property owned or operated by or the operations of the Borrower, or any orders, requirements or demands of Governmental Authorities related thereto, including, without limitation, attorneys’ and consultants’ fees, investigation and laboratory fees, court costs and litigation expenses, except to the extent that any of the foregoing arise out of the negligence or willful misconduct of any of the foregoing enumerated parties.

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5.9Taxes.   Pay when due all taxes, assessments and governmental charges imposed upon it or any of its properties or that it is required to withhold and pay over, except where contested in good faith and where adequate reserves have been set aside to the extent required under GAAP.

5.10Covenants of the Indenture.  Comply at all times with the covenants contained in the Indenture, as last supplemented by the Supplemental Indenture, without regard to any amendment of or supplement to the Indenture occurring after October 15, 2010.

5.11Guarantees of Obligations.  It is the intent of the parties hereto that all of the obligations of the Borrower hereunder shall be unconditionally guaranteed by all of its Material Subsidiaries to the maximum extent permitted under any Requirement of Law applicable to any such Material Subsidiary.  Accordingly, in the event that any Material Subsidiary shall be formed, acquired or come into existence after the date hereof then the Borrower will cause such Material Subsidiary to (i) execute and deliver a Guaranty Agreement in form and substance satisfactory to the Agent pursuant to which such Material Subsidiary will become a “Guarantor” hereunder, and guarantee the obligations of the Borrower hereunder and under the Notes and other Loan Documents and (ii) deliver such proof of corporate or other action, incumbency of officers, opinions of counsel and other documents as is consistent with those delivered by the Borrower pursuant to Section 4.1 on the Closing Date or as the Agent shall have reasonably requested.

5.12Anti-Money Laundering/International Trade Law Compliance.  No Covered Entity will become a Sanctioned Person.  No Covered Entity, either in its own right or through any third party, will (a) have any of its assets in a Sanctioned Country or in the possession, custody or control of a Sanctioned Person in violation of any Anti-Terrorism Law; (b) do business in or with, or derive any of its income from investments in or transactions with, any Sanctioned Country or Sanctioned Person in violation of any Anti-Terrorism Law; (c) engage in any dealings or transactions prohibited by any Anti-Terrorism Law or (d) use the Loans to fund any operations in, finance any investments or activities in, or make any payments to, a Sanctioned Country or Sanctioned Person in violation of any Anti-Terrorism Law.  The funds used to repay the Loans will not be derived from any unlawful activity.  Each Covered Entity shall comply with all Anti-Terrorism Laws.  The Borrower shall promptly notify the Agent in writing upon the occurrence of a Reportable Compliance Event.

SECTION 6.  NEGATIVE COVENANTS

The Borrower hereby agrees that, so long as the Commitments remain in effect, any Note remains outstanding and unpaid or any other amount is owing to any Bank or the Agent hereunder, the Borrower shall not directly or indirectly:

6.1Financial Covenants.

(a)Equity to Capital Ratio.  Permit as of the end of any fiscal quarter the Equity to Capital Ratio to be less than thirty eight percent (38%).

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(b)Interest Coverage Ratio.  Permit as of the end of any fiscal quarter the Interest Coverage Ratio to be less than 1.8 to 1.

6.2Limitation on Certain Debt.  Except for the Loans and Commitments under the Loan Documents and the Term Loan Facilities, at any time enter into, assume or suffer to exist lines of credit or comparable extensions of credit from one or more commercial banks (or their Affiliates) under which the Borrower has incurred or may incur aggregate Debt in excess of $15,000,000.

6.3Limitation on Liens.  Create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Lien upon any of its property, assets or revenues, including, without limitation, the stock of its Subsidiaries, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, except for:

(a)The following, (i) if the validity or amount thereof is being contested in good faith by appropriate and lawful proceedings diligently conducted so long as levy and execution thereon have been stayed and continue to be stayed or (ii) if a final judgment is entered and such judgment is discharged within thirty (30) days of entry, and in either case they do not materially impair the ability of the Borrower to perform its obligations hereunder or under the other Loan Documents:

(A)Claims or Liens for taxes, assessments or charges due and payable and subject to interest or penalty, provided that the Borrower maintains such reserves or other appropriate provisions as shall be required by GAAP and pays all such taxes, assessments or charges forthwith upon the commencement of proceedings to foreclose any such Lien;

(B)Claims, Liens or encumbrances upon, and defects of title to, real or personal property including any attachment of personal or real property or other legal process prior to adjudication of a dispute on the merits; and

(C)Claims or Liens of mechanics, materialmen, warehousemen, carriers, or other statutory nonconsensual Liens;

(b)pledges or deposits in connection with workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and other social security legislation;

(c)deposits to secure the performance of bids, trade contracts (other than for borrowed money), leases, statutory obligations, surety and appeal bonds, performance bonds and other obligations of a like nature incurred in the ordinary course of business of the Borrower;

(d)easements, rights‑of‑way, restrictions and other similar encumbrances incurred in the ordinary course of business which, in the aggregate, are not substantial in amount and which do not interfere with the ordinary conduct of the business of the Borrower;

(e)Liens which were in existence on the date hereof and shown on Schedule 6.3 and replacements, extensions or replacements thereof;

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(f)Liens on assets acquired by the Borrower in acquisitions permitted by Section 6.6 (which liens were in existence at the time of such acquisitions);

(g)Liens upon real property, which property was acquired after the Closing Date by the Borrower, each of which Liens existed on such property before the time of its acquisition or was created to finance, refinance or refund the cost (including the cost of construction) of the respective property; provided,  however, that no such Lien shall extend to or cover any accounts receivable or inventory under any circumstances or any property of the Borrower other than the respective property so acquired and improvements thereon, and the principal amount of indebtedness secured by any such Lien shall not exceed the fair market value of the respective property at the time it was acquired;

(h)Capital Leases as and to the extent permitted under this Agreement;

(i)purchase money security interests on capital equipment purchased in the ordinary course of business;

(j)Liens granted to secure indebtedness permitted by Section 6.2(vii) to the extent such Liens are also permitted under the Indenture;

(k)the Lien of the Indenture and other Liens in connection with the issuance of industrial revenue bonds or pollution control bonds, to the extent such Liens are permitted under the Indenture; and

(l)in addition to the Liens permitted by the preceding subparagraphs (a) through (k), inclusive, of this Section 6.3, Liens securing Debt of the Borrower provided that the aggregate principal amount of Debt secured by Liens pursuant to this Section 6.3(l) shall not exceed $10,000,000.

6.4Limitations on Fundamental Changes.  Enter into any merger, consolidation or amalgamation, or liquidate, wind up or dissolve itself (or suffer any liquidation or dissolution), or convey, sell, lease, assign, transfer or otherwise dispose of, all or substantially all of its property, business or assets except:

(a)the Borrower may merge into the Parent Company, so long as the Parent Company is the surviving entity;

(b)any corporation or limited liability company (other than the Parent Company) may be merged or consolidated with or into the Borrower (provided that the Borrower shall be the continuing or surviving corporation); and

(c)a merger in connection with a Permitted Acquisition in accordance with Section 6.6 in which the surviving entity is the Borrower;

provided that, immediately after each such transaction and after giving effect thereto, the Borrower is in compliance with this Agreement and no Default or Event of Default shall be in existence or result from such transaction.

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6.5Limitation on Sale of Assets.  Convey, sell, lease, assign, transfer or otherwise dispose of any of its property, business or assets (including, without limitation, accounts receivable and leasehold interests), whether now owned or hereafter acquired, except:

(i)obsolete or worn out property disposed of in the ordinary course of business;

(ii)the sale of inventory or other assets, or the licensing of intellectual property, in each case in the ordinary course of business;

(iii)any sale, transfer or lease of assets (i) which are replaced by like-kind assets or (ii) the proceeds of the sale of which are used within one-hundred and twenty (120) days of such sale to purchase like-kind assets;

(iv)any sale, transfer or lease of assets the proceeds of the sale of which are used to permanently reduce the Commitments; and

(v)in addition to the above subsections 6.5(a)(i) through 6.5(a)(iv), inclusive, any such conveyances, sales, leases, assignments, transfers or other disposals, the aggregate amount of which for any fiscal year does not exceed 5% of the Borrower’s Consolidated Shareholders’ Equity as at the end of the immediately preceding fiscal year.

6.6Limitations on Acquisitions.  Purchase, hold or acquire beneficially any stock, other securities or evidences of indebtedness of, or make or permit any investment or acquire any interest whatsoever in, any other Person, except for Permitted Acquisitions.

6.7Limitation on Distributions and Investments(a)  At any time make (or incur any liability to make) or pay any Distribution in respect of the Borrower (other than a Distribution payable to the Parent Company); provided,  however, that as of the declaration date of any such Distribution and after giving effect to the declaration or payment of any such Distribution no Default or Event of Default would exist; or

(b)Make any Investments other than Permitted Investments.

6.8Transactions with Affiliates.  Except as expressly permitted in this Agreement, directly or indirectly enter into any transaction or arrangement whatsoever or make any payment to or otherwise deal with any Affiliate, except, as to all of the foregoing in the ordinary course of and pursuant to the reasonable requirements of the Borrower’s business and upon fair and reasonable terms not materially less favorable to the Borrower than would be obtained in a comparable arm’s length transaction with a Person not an Affiliate of the Borrower.

6.9Sale and Leaseback.  Except if reasonably contemporaneous with the Borrower’s purchase, enter into any arrangement with any Person providing for the leasing by the Borrower of real or personal property which has been or is to be sold or transferred by such Borrower to such Person or to any other Person to whom funds have been or are to be advanced by such Person on the security of such property or rental obligations of such Borrower.

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6.10Fiscal Year.  Permit its Fiscal Year to end on a day other than December 31.

6.11Continuation of or Change in Business.  Discontinue any substantial part, or change the nature of, the existing business activities of the Borrower, or engage in any business either directly or through any Subsidiary except for businesses in which the Borrower is engaged on the date of this Agreement and any business activities directly related, similar or incidental or ancillary to such existing businesses.

SECTION 7.  EVENTS OF DEFAULT

7.1Events of Default.  If any of the following events shall occur and be continuing:

(a)The Borrower shall fail to pay when due any principal of any Note, or shall fail to pay within five (5) days after the date when due any interest, Fees or other amount payable hereunder; or

(b)Any representation or warranty made or deemed made by the Borrower or any Guarantor herein or in any other Loan Document or which is contained in any certificate, document or financial or other statement furnished at any time under or in connection with this Agreement shall prove to have been incorrect in any material respect on or as of the date made or deemed made; or

(c)The Borrower shall default in the observance or performance of any agreement contained in Section 5.12 or in Section 6 or any representation or warranty contained in Section 3.21 is or becomes false or misleading at any time; or

(d)The Borrower or any Guarantor shall default in the observance or performance of any other agreement contained in this Agreement (other than as provided in paragraphs (a), (b) or (c) of this Section 7.1) or any other Loan Document, and such default shall continue unremedied for a period of thirty (30) days after notice of such default is given by the Agent; or

(e)One or more judgments or decrees shall be entered against the Borrower or any Guarantor involving in the aggregate a liability (not paid or fully covered by insurance) of $10,000,000 or more and all such judgments or decrees shall not have been vacated, discharged, settled, satisfied or paid, or stayed or bonded pending appeal, within thirty (30) days from the entry thereof; or

(f)The Borrower shall (i) default in the payment of any amount due under any Debt of the Borrower in excess of $10,000,000 in the aggregate (other than the Notes), beyond the period of grace, if any, provided in the instrument or agreement under which such Debt was created; or (ii) default in the observance or performance of any other agreement contained in any such Debt or in any instrument or agreement evidencing, securing or relating thereto beyond any applicable notice and grace period, or any other event shall occur the effect of which default or other event is to cause, or to permit the holder or holders or beneficiary or beneficiaries of such Debt (or a trustee or agent on behalf of such holder or holders or

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beneficiary or beneficiaries) to cause such Debt to become due and payable prior to its stated maturity or any such Debt is declared to be due and payable prior to its stated maturity unless such default, event or declaration referred to in this subparagraph (ii) is waived or cured to the satisfaction of such other party as demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Agent by the Borrower prior to the Agent taking any action under Section 7.2 in respect of such occurrence; or

(g) (i)  The Borrower or any Guarantor shall commence any case, proceeding or other action (A) under any existing or future law of any jurisdiction, domestic or foreign, relating to bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or relief of debtors, seeking to have an order for relief entered with respect to it, or seeking to adjudicate it a bankrupt or insolvent, or seeking reorganization, arrangement, adjustment, winding‑up, liquidation, dissolution, composition or other relief with respect to it or its debts, or (B) seeking appointment of a receiver, trustee, custodian or other similar official for it or for all or any substantial part of its assets, or the Borrower or any Guarantor shall make a general assignment for the benefit of its creditors; or (ii) there shall be commenced against the Borrower or any Guarantor any case, proceeding or other action of a nature referred to in clause (i) above which (A) results in the entry of an order for relief or any such adjudication or appointment or (B) remains undismissed, undischarged or unbonded for a period of sixty (60) days; or (iii) there shall be commenced against the Borrower or any Guarantor any case, proceeding or other action seeking issuance of a warrant of attachment, execution, distraint or similar process on a claim in excess of $10,000,000 against all or any substantial part of its assets which results in the entry of an order for any such relief which shall not have been vacated, discharged, or stayed or bonded pending appeal within sixty (60) days from the entry thereof; or (iv) the Borrower or any Guarantor shall take any action in furtherance of, or indicating its consent to, approval of, or acquiescence in, any of the acts set forth in clause (i), (ii), or (iii) above; or (v) the Borrower or any Guarantor shall generally not, or shall be unable to, or shall admit in writing its inability to, pay its debts as they become due; or

(h)(i)  Any Person shall engage in any “prohibited transaction” (as defined in Section 406 of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code) involving any Plan, (ii) the adjusted target attainment percentage (within the meaning of Section 436(j)(2) of the Code) with respect to any Single Employer Plan maintained by the Borrower or Commonly Controlled Entity is certified by the Single Employer Plan’s actuary to be less than eighty percent (80%) or deemed by operation of Section 436 of the Code in the absence of such certification to be less than eighty percent (80%), (iii) a Reportable Event shall occur with respect to, or proceedings shall commence to have a trustee appointed, or a trustee shall be appointed, to administer or to terminate, any Single Employer Plan, which Reportable Event or institution of proceedings is, in the reasonable opinion of the Required Banks, likely to result in the termination by action of the PBGC or any court of such Single Employer Plan for purposes of Title IV of ERISA, (v) any Single Employer Plan, if any, shall terminate for purposes of Title IV of ERISA, or (v) the Borrower or a Commonly Controlled Entity should completely or partially withdraw from a Multiemployer Plan; and in each case in clauses (i) through (v) above, such event or condition, together with all other such events or conditions, if any, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; or

(i)Any change in control of the Borrower shall occur (as used herein, the term “change in control” means either (A) any change in ownership of any class of stock or

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capital stock generally of the Borrower which would result in a change or transfer in the power to control the election of a majority of the board of directors or in other indicia of majority voting control to persons or entities other than those persons who have such majority voting control on the Closing Date or (B) a decrease in such persons’ right to vote at shareholders’ meetings to an aggregate level less than 51%); or

(j)Any of the Loan Documents shall cease to be legal, valid and binding agreements enforceable against the party executing the same or such party’s successors and assigns (as permitted under the Loan Documents) in accordance with the respective terms thereof or shall in any way be terminated (except in accordance with its terms) or become or be declared ineffective or inoperative or shall in any way be challenged and thereby deprive or deny the Banks and the Agent the intended benefits thereof or they shall thereby cease substantially to have the rights, titles, interests, remedies, powers or privileges intended to be created thereby; or

(k)A notice of lien or assessment in excess of $2,000,000 is filed of record with respect to all or any part of the Borrower’s or any Guarantor’s assets having a value of at least that amount by the United States, or any department, agency or instrumentality thereof, or by any state, county, municipal, or other governmental agency, including, without limitation, the PBGC, becomes payable and the same is not paid, vacated, bonded or stayed pending appeal within thirty (30) days after the same becomes payable; or

(l)The Borrower ceases to be Solvent; or

(m)Except as otherwise permitted in this Agreement, the Borrower ceases to conduct its business as contemplated or the Borrower is enjoined, restrained or in any way prevented by court order from conducting all or any material part of its business so as to cause or result in a Material Adverse Effect, and such injunction, restraint or other preventive order is not dismissed within thirty (30) days after the entry thereof.

7.2Remedies(a)  If an Event of Default specified under subsections 7.1 (a) through (f) or (h) through (m) shall occur and be continuing, the Banks shall be under no further obligation to make Loans hereunder, and the Agent upon the request of the Required Banks shall by written notice to the Borrower, terminate the Commitments and the Swing Line Commitment and/or declare the unpaid principal amount of the Notes then outstanding and all interest accrued thereon, any unpaid fees and all other obligations of the Borrower to the Banks hereunder and thereunder to be forthwith due and payable, and the same shall thereupon become and be immediately due and payable to the Agent for the benefit of each Bank without presentment, demand, protest or any other notice of any kind, all of which are hereby expressly waived.

(b)If an Event of Default specified under subsections 7.1(g) hereof shall occur, the Commitments and the Swing Line Commitment shall immediately terminate and the Banks shall be under no further obligations to make Loans hereunder, and the unpaid principal amount of the Notes then outstanding and all interest accrued thereon, any unpaid fees and all other obligations of the Borrower to the Banks hereunder and thereunder shall be immediately due and payable, without presentment, demand, protest or notice of any kind, all of which are hereby expressly waived.

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(c)If an Event of Default shall occur and be continuing, any Bank to whom any obligation is owed by the Borrower hereunder or under any other Loan Document or any participant of such Bank which has agreed in writing to be bound by the provisions of Section 9.6 hereof and any branch, subsidiary or Affiliate of such Bank or Participant shall have the right, in addition to all other rights and remedies available to it, without notice to the Borrower, to set off against and apply to the then unpaid balance of all the Loans and all other obligations of the Borrower hereunder or under any other Loan Document any debt owing to, and any other funds held in any manner for the account of, the Borrower by such Bank or participant or by such branch, Subsidiary or Affiliate, including, without limitation, all funds in all deposit accounts (whether time or demand, general or special, provisionally credited or finally credited, or otherwise) now or hereafter maintained by the Borrower for its own account (but not including funds held in custodian or trust accounts or other accounts established solely for the benefit of parties other than the Borrower) with such Bank or Participant or such branch, Subsidiary or Affiliate.  Such right shall exist whether or not any Bank or the Agent shall have made any demand under this Agreement or any other Loan Document, whether or not such debt owing to or funds held for the account of the Borrower is or are matured or unmatured and regardless of the existence or adequacy of any collateral, guaranty or any other security, right or remedy available to any Bank or the Agent.

(d)Notwithstanding any provision herein to the contrary or in the other Loan Documents, any proceeds received by the Agent from any payment made by the Borrower under this Agreement or the other Loan Documents after the Commitments and the Swing Line Commitment have been terminated, or received by the Agent from the foreclosure, sale, lease, collection upon, realization of or other disposition of any collateral which may have been provided to the Agent for the obligations of the Borrower hereunder after the Commitments and the Swing Line Commitment have been terminated (including without limitation insurance proceeds), shall be applied by the Agent as follows, unless otherwise agreed by all the Banks:

(i)first, to reimburse the Agent for out‑of‑pocket costs, expenses and disbursements, including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees and legal expenses, incurred by the Agent in connection with collection of any obligations of the Borrower under any of the Loan Documents;

(ii)second, to accrued and unpaid interest on the Loans;

(iii)third, to the principal amount of the Loans then outstanding;

(iv)fourth, to fees payable under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents (ratably according to the respective amounts then outstanding);

(v)fifth, to the repayment of all other indebtedness then due and unpaid of the Borrower to the Banks incurred under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents,  whether of principal, interest, fees, expenses or otherwise (ratably according to the respective amounts then outstanding); and

(vi)the balance, if any, as required by law.

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(e)Each Bank agrees that (i) if at any time it shall receive the proceeds of any collateral or any proceeds thereof or (ii) if after the Commitments and the Swing Line Commitment have been terminated it shall receive any payment on account of the Loans or any other amounts owing hereunder or under the other Loan Documents, under an Interest Rate Protection Agreement (in either case other than through application by the Agent in accordance with subsection 7.2(d)), it shall promptly turn the same over to the Agent for application in accordance with the terms of subsection 7.2(d).

(f)In addition to the other rights and remedies contained in this Agreement or in the other Loan Documents, the Loans shall, at the Required Banks’ option, bear the interest rates provided in Section 2.7 hereof.

(g)In addition to all of the rights and remedies contained in this Agreement or in any of the other Loan Documents, the Agent shall have all of the rights and remedies under applicable law, all of which rights and remedies shall be cumulative and non‑exclusive, to the extent permitted by law.  The Agent may, and upon the request of the Required Banks shall, exercise all post‑default rights granted to it and the Banks under the Loan Documents or applicable law.

SECTION 8.  THE AGENT

8.1Appointment.  Each Bank hereby irrevocably designates and appoints PNC as the Agent of such Bank under this Agreement.  Each such Bank irrevocably authorizes the Agent, as the agent for such Bank to take such action on its behalf under the provisions of this Agreement and to exercise such powers and perform such duties as are expressly delegated to the Agent by the terms of this Agreement, together with such other powers as are reasonably incidental thereto.  Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary elsewhere in this Agreement, the Agent shall not have any duties or responsibilities, except those expressly set forth herein, or any fiduciary relationship with any Bank, and no implied covenants, functions, responsibilities, duties, obligations or liabilities shall be read into this Agreement or otherwise exist against the Agent.  The Agent agrees to act as the Agent on behalf of the Banks to the extent provided in this Agreement.

8.2Delegation of Duties.  The Agent may execute any of its duties under this Agreement by or through agents or attorneys‑in‑fact and shall be entitled to engage and pay for the advice and services of counsel concerning all matters pertaining to such duties.  The Agent shall not be responsible to the Banks for the negligence or misconduct of any agents or attorneys in‑fact selected by it with reasonable care.

8.3Exculpatory Provisions.  Neither the Agent nor any of its officers, directors, employees, agents, attorneys‑in‑fact or Affiliates shall be (i) liable for any action lawfully taken or omitted to be taken by them or such Person under or in connection with this Agreement (except for their or such Person’s own gross negligence or willful misconduct) or (ii) responsible in any manner to any of the Banks for any recitals, statements, representations or warranties made by the Borrower or any officer thereof contained in this Agreement or in any certificate, report, statement or other document referred to or provided for in, or received by the Agent under or in connection with, this Agreement or for the value, validity, effectiveness,

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genuineness, enforceability or sufficiency of this Agreement, the Notes or the other Loan Documents or for any failure of the Borrower to perform its obligations hereunder or thereunder.  The Agent shall not be under any obligation to any Bank to ascertain or to inquire as to the observance or performance of any of the agreements contained in, or conditions of, this Agreement or the other Loan Documents, or to inspect the properties, books or records of the Borrower.

8.4Reliance by Agent.  The Agent shall be entitled to rely, and shall be fully protected in relying, upon any Note, writing, resolution, notice, consent, certificate, affidavit, letter, cablegram, telegram, telecopy, telex or teletype message, statement, order or other document or conversation believed by it to be genuine and correct and to have been signed, sent or made by the proper Person or Persons and upon advice and statements of legal counsel (including, without limitation, counsel to the Borrower), independent accountants and other experts selected by the Agent.  The Agent may deem and treat the payee of any Note as the owner thereof for all purposes unless a written notice of assignment, negotiation or transfer thereof shall have been filed with the Agent.  The Agent shall be fully justified in failing or refusing to take any action under this Agreement unless it shall first receive such advice or concurrence of the Required Banks as it deems appropriate or it shall first be indemnified to its satisfaction by the Banks against any and all liability and expense which may be incurred by it by reason of taking or continuing to take any such action.  The Agent shall in all cases be fully protected in acting, or in refraining from acting, under this Agreement, the Notes and the other Loan Documents in accordance with a request of the Required Banks, and such request and any action taken or failure to act pursuant thereto shall be binding upon all the Banks and all future holders of the Notes.

8.5Notice of Default.  The Agent shall not be deemed to have knowledge or notice of the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default hereunder unless it has received notice from a Bank or the Borrower referring to this Agreement, describing such Default or Event of Default and stating that such notice is a “notice of default”.  In the event that the Agent receives such a notice, the Agent shall give notice thereof to the Banks.  The Agent shall take such action with respect to such Default or Event of Default as shall be reasonably directed by the Required Banks; provided that unless and until the Agent shall have received such directions, the Agent may (but shall not be obligated to) take such action, or refrain from taking such action, with respect to such Default or Event of Default as it shall deem advisable in the best interests of the Banks.

8.6Non‑Reliance on Agent and Other Banks.  Each Bank expressly acknowledges that neither the Agent nor any of its officers, directors, employees, agents, attorneys‑in‑fact or Affiliates has made any representations or warranties to it and that no act by the Agent hereinafter taken, including any review of the affairs of the Borrower, shall be deemed to constitute any representation or warranty by the Agent to any Bank.  Each Bank represents to the Agent that it has, independently and without reliance upon the Agent or any other Bank, and based on such documents and information as it has deemed appropriate, made its own appraisal of and investigation into the business, operations, property, financial and other condition and creditworthiness of the Borrower and made its own decision to make its Loans hereunder and enter into this Agreement.  Each Bank also represents that it will, independently and without reliance upon the Agent or any other Bank, and based on such documents and information as it

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shall deem appropriate at the time, continue to make its own credit analysis, appraisals and decisions in taking or not taking action under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, and to make such investigation as it deems necessary to inform itself as to the business, operations, property, financial and other condition and creditworthiness of the Borrower.  Except for notices, reports and other documents expressly required to be furnished to the Banks by the Agent hereunder, the Agent shall not have any duty or responsibility to provide any Bank with any credit or other information concerning the business, operations, property, condition (financial or otherwise), prospects or creditworthiness of the Borrower which may come into the possession of the Agent or any of its officers, directors, employees, agents, attorneys‑in‑fact or Affiliates.

8.7Indemnification.  The Banks agree to indemnify the Agent in its capacity as such (to the extent not reimbursed by the Borrower and without limiting the obligation of the Borrower to do so), ratably according to their respective Commitment Percentages, from and against any and all liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, actions, judgments, suits, costs, expenses or disbursements of any kind whatsoever which may at any time (including, without limitation, at any time following the payment of the Notes) be imposed on, incurred by or asserted against the Agent in any way relating to or arising out of this Agreement, the other Loan Documents, or any documents contemplated by or referred to herein or therein or the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby or any action taken or omitted by the Agent under or in connection with any of the foregoing; provided that no Bank shall be liable for the payment of any portion of such liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, actions, judgments, suits, costs, expenses or disbursements resulting solely from the Agent’s gross negligence or willful misconduct.  The agreements in this Section 8.7 shall survive the payment of the Notes and all other amounts payable hereunder.

8.8Agent in its Individual Capacity.  The Agent and its Affiliates may make loans to, accept deposits from and generally engage in any kind of business with the Borrower as though it was not the Agent hereunder.  With respect to its Loans made or renewed by it and any Note issued to it, the Agent shall have the same rights and powers under this Agreement as any Bank and may exercise the same as though it were not the Agent, and the terms “Bank” and “Banks” shall include the Agent in its individual capacity.

8.9Successor Agent.  The Agent may resign as Agent upon sixty (60) days’ notice to the Banks and the Borrower.  If such Agent shall resign as Agent under this Agreement, then the Required Banks shall appoint from among the Banks a successor agent for the Banks, which appointment shall be subject to the approval of the Borrower (which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld), whereupon such successor agent shall succeed to the rights, powers and duties of an Agent, and the term “Agent” shall mean such successor agent effective upon its appointment, and the former Agent’s rights, powers and duties as Agent shall be terminated, without any other or further act or deed on the part of such former Agent or any of the parties to this Agreement or any holders of the Notes.  After any retiring Agent’s resignation as Agent, the provisions of this Section 8.9 shall inure to its benefit as to any actions taken or omitted to be taken by it while it was Agent under this Agreement.

8.10Beneficiaries.  Except as expressly provided herein, the provisions of this Section 8 are solely for the benefit of the Agent and the Banks, and the Borrower shall not have any rights to rely on or enforce any of the provisions hereof.  In performing their functions and

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duties under this Agreement the Agent shall act solely as agent of the Banks and does not assume and shall not be deemed to have assumed any obligation toward or relationship of agency or trust with or for the Borrower.

8.11USA Patriot Act.  (a) Each Bank or assignee or participant of a Bank that is not incorporated under the laws of the United States of America or a state thereof (and is not excepted from the certification requirement contained in Section 313 of the USA Patriot Act and the applicable regulations because it is both (a) an Affiliate of a depository institution or foreign bank that maintains a physical presence in the United States or foreign country, and (b) subject to supervision by a banking authority regulating such affiliated depository institution or foreign bank) shall deliver to the Agent the certification, or, if applicable, recertification, certifying that such Bank is not a “shell” and certifying to other matters as required by Section 313 of the USA Patriot Act and the applicable regulations:  (i) within 10 days after the Closing Date, and (ii) at such other times as are required under the USA Patriot Act.

(b)       Each Bank acknowledges and agrees that neither such Bank, nor any of its Affiliates, participants or assignees, may rely on the Agent to carry out such Bank’s, Affiliate's, participant's or assignee's customer identification program, or other obligations required or imposed under or pursuant to the USA Patriot Act or the regulations thereunder, including the regulations contained in 31 CFR 103.121 (as hereafter amended or replaced, the "CIP Regulations"), or any other Anti-Terrorism Law, including any programs involving any of the following items relating to or in connection with the Borrower, its Affiliates or their agents, the Loan Documents or the transactions hereunder or contemplated hereby: (i) any identity verification procedures, (ii) any recordkeeping, (iii) comparisons with government lists, (iv) customer notices or (v) other procedures required under the CIP Regulations or such other Anti-Terrorism Laws. 

SECTION 9.  MISCELLANEOUS

9.1Amendments and Waivers.  Neither this Agreement, any Note or any other Loan Document, nor any terms hereof of thereof may be amended, supplemented or modified except in accordance with the provisions of this subsection.  With the written consent of the Required Banks, the Agent and the Borrower may, from time to time, enter into written amendments, supplements or modifications hereto and to the Notes and the other Loan Documents for the purpose of adding any provisions to this Agreement or the Notes or the other Loan Documents or changing in any manner the rights of the Banks or of the Borrower hereunder or thereunder or waiving, on such terms and conditions as the Agent may specify in such instrument, any of the requirements of this Agreement or the Notes or the other Loan Documents or any Default or Event of Default and its consequences; provided,  however, that no such waiver and no such amendment, supplement or modification shall directly or indirectly (a) reduce the amount or extend the maturity of any Note or any installment thereof, or reduce the rate or extend the time of payment of interest thereon, or reduce any Fees payable to any Bank hereunder, or change the duration or amount of any Bank’s Commitment, in each case without the consent of the Bank affected thereby or (b) amend, modify or waive any provision of this Section 9.1 or reduce the percentages specified in the definition of Required Banks or consent to the assignment or transfer by the Borrower of any of its rights and obligations under this Agreement, the Notes and the other Loan Documents, in each case without the written

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consent of all the Banks, (c) amend, modify or waive any provision of Section 2.2 without the written consent of the then Swing Line Bank or (d) amend, modify or waive any provision of Section 8 without the written consent of the then Agent.  Any such waiver and any such amendment, supplement or modification shall apply equally to each of the Banks and shall be binding upon the Borrower, the Banks, the Agent and all future holders of the Notes.  In the case of any waiver, the Borrower, the Banks and the Agent shall be restored to their former position and rights hereunder and under the outstanding Notes, and any Default or Event of Default waived shall be deemed to be cured and not continuing; but no such waiver shall extend to any subsequent or other Default or Event of Default, or impair any right consequent thereon.

9.2Notices.  All notices, requests and demands to or upon the respective parties hereto to be effective shall be in writing (including electronic transmission, facsimile transmission or posting on a secured web site), and, unless otherwise expressly provided herein, shall be deemed to have been duly given or made when delivered by hand, or three days after being deposited in the mail, postage prepaid, or, in the case of facsimile transmission notice, when sent during normal business hours with electronic confirmation or otherwise when received, or in the case of electronic transmission, when received and in the case of posting on a secured web site, upon receipt of (i) notice of such posting and (ii) rights to access such web site, addressed as follows in the case of the Borrower and the Agent, and as set forth in Schedule I in the case of the other parties hereto, or to such other address as may be hereafter notified by the respective parties hereto and any future holders of the Notes:





 

 

 

 



the Borrower:

Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc.

 



 

762 W. Lancaster Avenue

 



 

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-3489

 



 

Attention:

Stan Szczygiel

 



 

 

Treasurer

 



 

 

 

 



 

Facsimile:

(610) 645-0908

 



 

 

 

 



with a copy to:

Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc.

 



 

762 West Lancaster Avenue

 



 

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

 



 

Attention:

Christopher P. Luning

 



 

 

Senior Vice President and

 



 

 

General Counsel

 



 

 

 

 



 

(provided that failure to send a copy of any notice to said counsel shall in no way affect, limit or invalidate any notice sent to the Borrower or the exercise of any of the Banks’ or the Agent’s rights or remedies pursuant to a notice sent to the Borrower.)



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The Agent or the

PNC Bank, National Association

 



Swing Line Bank:

1000 Westlakes Drive, Suite 300

 



 

Berwyn, PA  19312

 



 

Attention:

Domenic D‘Ginto

 



 

Facsimile:

(610) 725-5799

 



 

 

 

 



 

and

 

 



 

 

 

 



 

PNC Agency Services

 



 

One PNC Plaza

 



 

249 Fifth Avenue

 



 

22nd Floor

 



 

Pittsburgh, PA  15222

 



 

Attention:

Martin Hannak

 



 

Facsimile:

(412) 762-8672

 



provided that any notice, request or demand to or upon the Agent, the Swing Line Bank or the Banks pursuant to Sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.8 or 2.9 shall not be effective until received.

9.3No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies.  No failure to exercise and no delay in exercising, on the part of the Agent or any Bank, any right, remedy, power or privilege hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof; nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, remedy, power or privilege hereunder preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, remedy, power or privilege.  The rights, remedies, powers and privileges herein provided are cumulative and not exclusive of any rights, remedies, powers and privileges provided by law.

9.4Survival of Representations and Warranties.  All representations and warranties made hereunder and in any document, certificate or statement delivered pursuant hereto or in connection herewith shall survive the execution and delivery of this Agreement, the Notes and the other Loan Documents.

9.5Payment of Expenses and Taxes.  The Borrower agrees (a) to pay or reimburse the Agent for all of its reasonable out‑of‑pocket costs and expenses incurred in connection with any amendment, supplement or modification to this Agreement, the Notes, the other Loan Documents and any other documents prepared in connection therewith, including, without limitation, the reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel to the Agent (which counsel may or may not include employees of the Agent), (b) to pay or reimburse each Bank and the Agent for all of their costs and expenses incurred in connection with the enforcement or preservation of any rights under this Agreement, the other Loan Documents and any such other documents, including, without limitation, reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel to the Agent (which counsel may or may not include employees of the Agent) and to the several Banks, and (c) to pay, indemnify, and hold each Bank and the Agent harmless from, any and all recording and filing fees and any and all liabilities with respect to, or resulting from any delay in paying, stamp, excise and other similar taxes, if any (other than Taxes expressly excluded from the definition of Taxes in Section 2.12 and Taxes for which the Borrower has no liability under subsection 2.12(c)) which may be payable or determined to be payable in connection with the

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execution and delivery of, or consummation of any of the transactions contemplated by, or any amendment, supplement or modification of, or any waiver or consent under or in respect of, this Agreement, the Notes, the other Loan Documents, and any such other documents, and (d) to pay, indemnify, and hold each Bank and the Agent harmless from and against any and all other liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, actions, judgments, suits, costs, expenses or disbursements of any kind or nature whatsoever with respect to the execution, delivery, enforcement, and, incident to a Default or Event of Default, the performance and administration, of this Agreement, the Notes, the other Loan Documents and any such other documents or the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby or any action taken or omitted under or in connection with any of the foregoing (all the foregoing, collectively, the “indemnified liabilities”), provided, that the Borrower shall have no obligation hereunder to the Agent or any Bank with respect to indemnified liabilities arising from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Agent or any such Bank.  The Borrower shall be given notice of any claim for indemnified liabilities and shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to participate in the defense, compromise or settlement thereof.  The agreements in this subsection shall survive repayment of the Notes and all other amounts payable hereunder.

9.6Successors and Assigns.  (a)  Whenever in this Agreement any of the parties hereto is referred to, such reference shall be deemed to include the successors and assigns of such party, and all covenants, promises and agreements by or on behalf of the Borrower, the Agent or the Banks that are contained in this Agreement shall bind and inure to the benefit of their respective successors and assigns.  The Borrower may not assign or transfer any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement or the other Loan Documents without the prior written consent of each Bank.

(b)Each Bank may, in accordance with applicable law, assign to all or a portion of its interests, rights and obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents (including all or a portion of its Commitment or the Swing Line Commitment, and the Loans at the time owing to it and the Notes held by it); provided,  however, that (i) each such assignment shall be to a Bank or Affiliate thereof, or, with the consent of the Agent and, prior to the occurrence of an Event of Default, of the Borrower (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed) to one or more banks or other financial institutions, (ii) so long as the Commitments are in effect, the amount of each such assignment (determined as of the date the Assignment and Acceptance with respect to such assignment is delivered to the Agent) shall not be less than $5,000,000, (iii) the parties to each such assignment shall execute and deliver to the Agent an Assignment and Acceptance, together with the Note or Notes subject to such assignment and a processing and recordation fee of $3,500 (except in the case of an assignment by any Bank to one of its Affiliates), (iv) any assignment of the Swing Line Commitment may be made only to a Bank which holds a Commitment hereunder and must be of the entire Swing Line Commitment and (v) each such assignment of Revolving Credit Loans and all or any portion of a Bank’s Commitment shall be of a constant, and not a varying, percentage of the assigning Bank’s Commitment and Revolving Credit Loans then outstanding.  Upon acceptance and recording pursuant to paragraph (d) of this Section 9.6, from and after the effective date specified in each Assignment and Acceptance, which effective date shall be at least five Business Days after the execution thereof, (A) the assignee thereunder shall be a party hereto and, to the extent of the interest assigned by such Assignment and Acceptance, have the rights and obligations of a Bank under this Agreement and (B) the assigning Bank thereunder shall, to the extent of the

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interest assigned by such Assignment and Acceptance, be released from its obligations under this Agreement (and, in the case of an Assignment and Acceptance covering all or the remaining portion of an assigning Bank’s rights and obligations under this Agreement, such Bank shall cease to be a party hereto but shall continue to be entitled to the benefits of Sections 2.11, 2.12, 2.13 and 9.5 (to the extent that such Bank’s entitlement to such benefits arose out of such Bank’s position as a Bank prior to the applicable assignment)).  Notwithstanding any provision of this subsection 9.6, after the Commitments and the Swing Line Commitments have been terminated, any Bank may assign all or any portion of its interests, rights and obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to any Person (whether or not an entity described in clause (i) above).

(c)By executing and delivering an Assignment and Acceptance, the assigning Bank thereunder and the assignee thereunder shall be deemed to confirm to and agree with each other and the other parties hereto as follows:  (i) such assigning Bank warrants that it is the legal and beneficial owner of the interest being assigned thereby, free and clear of any adverse claim, and that its Commitment and/or the Swing Line Commitment, as the case may be, and the outstanding balances of its Loans, in each case without giving effect to assignments thereof which have not become effective, are as set forth in such Assignment and Acceptance, (ii) except as set forth in (i) above, such assigning Bank makes no representation or warranty and assumes no responsibility with respect to any statements, warranties or representations made in or in connection with this Agreement or the other Loan Documents, or the execution, legality, validity, enforceability, genuineness, sufficiency or value of this Agreement or the other Loan Documents, or any other instrument or document furnished pursuant hereto or thereto, or the financial condition of the Borrower or the performance or observance by the Borrower of any of its obligations under this Agreement or any other instrument or document furnished pursuant hereto; (iii) such assignee represents and warrants that it is legally authorized to enter into such Assignment and Acceptance; (iv) such assignee confirms that it has received a copy of this Agreement, together with copies of the most recent financial statements delivered pursuant to Section 5.1 and such other documents and information as it has deemed appropriate to make its own credit analysis and decision to enter into such Assignment and Acceptance; (v) such assignee will independently and without reliance upon the Agent, such assigning Bank or any other Bank and based on such documents and information as it shall deem appropriate at the time, continue to make its own credit decisions in taking or not taking action under this Agreement; (vi) such assignee appoints and authorizes the Agent to take such action as agent on its behalf and to exercise such powers under this Agreement as are delegated to the Agent by the terms hereof, together with such powers as are reasonably incidental thereto; and (vii) such assignee agrees that it will perform in accordance with their terms all the obligations which by the terms of this Agreement are required to be performed by it as a Bank.

(d)The Agent shall maintain at its offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania a copy of each Assignment and Acceptance and the names and addresses of the Banks, and the Commitment and/or the Swing Line Commitment of, and principal amount of the Loans owing to, each Bank pursuant to the terms hereof from time to time (the “Register”).  The entries in the Register shall be conclusive in the absence of error and the Borrower, the Agent and the Banks may treat each person whose name is recorded in the Register pursuant to the terms hereof as a Bank hereunder for all purposes of this Agreement.  The Register shall be

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available for inspection by the Borrower and any Bank, at any reasonable time and from time to time upon reasonable prior notice.

(e)Upon its receipt of a duly completed Assignment and Acceptance executed by an assigning Bank and an assignee together with the Note or Notes subject to such assignment, the processing and recordation fee referred to in paragraph (b) above, the Agent shall (i) accept such Assignment and Acceptance, (ii) record the information contained therein in the Register and (iii) give prompt notice thereof to the Banks.  Within five Business Days after receipt of notice, the Borrower, at its own expense, shall execute and deliver to the Agent, in exchange for the surrendered original Note(s), (x) a new Revolving Credit Note to the order of such assignee in an amount equal to the portion of the Commitment assumed by it pursuant to such Assignment and Acceptance and, if applicable, a new Swing Line Note to the order of such assignee in an amount equal to the Swing Line Commitment and, (y) if the assigning Bank has retained a Commitment, a new Revolving Credit Note to the order of such assigning Bank in a principal amount equal to the applicable Commitment retained by it.  Such new Notes shall be in an aggregate principal amount equal to the aggregate principal amount of such surrendered Notes; such new Notes shall be dated the date of the surrendered Notes which they replace and shall otherwise be in substantially the form of Exhibit B-1 or Exhibit B-2  hereto, as appropriate.  Canceled Notes shall be returned to the Borrower.

(f)Each Bank may without the consent of the Borrower or the Agent sell participations to one or more banks or other entities (each a “Participant”) in all or a portion of its rights and obligations under this Agreement (including all or a portion of its Commitment or Swing Line Commitment and the Loans owing to it and the Notes held by it); provided,  however, that (i) such Bank’s obligations under this Agreement shall remain unchanged, (ii) such Bank shall remain solely responsible to the other parties hereto for the performance of such obligations, (iii) such Bank shall remain the holder of any such Note for all purposes under this Agreement, (iv) the Borrower, the Agent and the other Banks shall continue to deal solely and directly with such Bank in connection with such Bank’s rights and obligations under this Agreement, (v) in any proceeding under the Bankruptcy Code such Bank shall be, to the extent permitted by law, the sole representative with respect to the obligations held in the name of such Bank whether for its own account or for the account of any Participant and (vi) such Bank shall retain the sole right to enforce the obligations of the Borrower relating to the Loans and to approve any amendment, modification or waiver of any provision of this Agreement or the Note or Notes held by such Bank other than any such amendment, modification or waiver with respect to any Loan or Commitment in which such Participant has an interest and which is described in subsection 9.1(a) hereof.  Each Bank that sells a participation will, acting solely for this purpose as a non-fiduciary agent of the Borrower, maintain a register on which it enters the name and address of each Participant and the principal amounts (and stated interest) of each Participant’s interest in the Revolving Credit Loans or other obligations under the Loan Documents (the “Participant Register”); provided that no Bank has any obligation to disclose all or any portion of the Participant Register (including the identity of any Participant or any information relating to a Participant’s interest in any commitments, loans, letters of credit or its other obligations under any Loan Document) to any Person except to the extent that such disclosure is necessary to establish that such commitment, loan, letter of credit or other obligation is in registered form under Section 5f.l03 1(c) of the United States Treasury Regulations.  The entries in the Participant Register are conclusive absent manifest error, and such Bank must treat each Person

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whose name is recorded in the Participant Register as the owner of such participation for all purposes of this Agreement notwithstanding any notice to the contrary. For the avoidance of doubt, the Agent has no responsibility for maintaining a Participant Register for any other Bank.

(g)If amounts outstanding under this Agreement and the Notes are due or unpaid, or shall have been declared or shall have become due and payable upon the occurrence of an Event of Default, each Participant shall be deemed to have the right of set-off in respect of its participating interest in amounts owing under this Agreement and any Note to the same extent as if the amount of its participating interest were owing directly to it as a Bank under this Agreement or any Note, provided that in purchasing such participation such Participant shall be deemed to have agreed to share with the Banks the proceeds thereof as provided in Section 9.8.  The Borrower also agree that each Participant shall be entitled to the benefits of Sections 2.11, 2.12, 2.13 and 9.5 with respect to its participation in the Commitments and the Loans outstanding from time to time; provided, that no Participant shall be entitled to receive any greater amount pursuant to such Sections than the Bank selling the participation would have been entitled to receive in respect of the amount of the participation transferred by such Bank to such Participant had no such transfer occurred.

(h)If any Participant is organized under the laws of any jurisdiction other than the United States or any state thereof, the Bank selling the participation, concurrently with the sale of a participating interest to such Participant, shall cause such Participant (i) to represent to the Bank selling the participation (for the benefit of such Bank, the other Banks, the Agent and the Borrower) that under applicable law and treaties no taxes will be required to be withheld by the Agent, the Borrower or the Bank selling the participation with respect to any payments to be made to such Participant in respect of its participation in the Loans and (ii) to agree (for the benefit of such Bank, the other Banks, the Agent and Borrower) that it will deliver the tax forms and other documents required to be delivered pursuant to Section 2.12 and comply from time to time with all applicable U.S. laws and regulations with respect to withholding tax exemptions.

(i)Any Bank may at any time assign all or any portion of its rights under this Agreement and the Notes issued to it to a Federal Reserve Bank; provided that no such assignment shall release a Bank from any of its obligations hereunder.

9.7Confidentiality.  The Banks agree that they will maintain all information and financial statements provided to them or otherwise obtained by them with respect to the Borrower and its Subsidiaries confidential and that they will not disclose the same or use it for any purposes; provided that nothing herein shall prevent any Bank from disclosing any such information (a) to the Agent or any other Bank, (b) to any prospective assignee or participant in connection with any assignment or participation of Loans permitted by this Agreement, (c) to its employees, directors, agents, attorneys, accountants and other professional advisers, provided that any such person is advised by such Bank that such information is subject to the confidentiality limitations of this Section, (d) upon the request or demand of any Governmental Authority having jurisdiction over such Bank, (e) in response to any order of any court or other Governmental Authority or as may otherwise be required pursuant to any Requirement of Law, provided that the Borrower has (unless prohibited by the terms of any such order or requirement) been advised at least ten (10) days (or if such is not possible or practicable, such lesser number

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of days as is possible or practicable under the circumstances) prior to such disclosure of the existence of such order or requirement, (f) which has been publicly disclosed other than in breach of this Agreement, or (g) in connection with the exercise of any remedy hereunder or under the Notes.

9.8Adjustments; Set‑off(a)  If any Bank (a “benefited Bank”) shall at any time receive any payment of all or part of its Loans, or interest thereon, or receive any collateral in respect thereof (whether voluntarily or involuntarily, by set‑off, pursuant to events or proceedings of the nature referred to in subsection 7(g), or otherwise), in a greater proportion than any such payment to or collateral received by any other Bank, if any, in respect of such other Bank’s Loans, or interest thereon, being paid in respect of Loans being repaid simultaneously therewith or Loans required hereby to be paid proportionately such benefited Bank shall purchase for cash from the other Banks such portion of each such other Bank’s Loan, or shall provide such other Banks with the benefits of any such collateral, or the proceeds thereof, as shall be necessary to cause such benefited Bank to share the excess payment or benefits of such collateral or proceeds ratably with each of the Banks; provided,  however, that if all or any portion of such excess payment or benefits is thereafter recovered from such benefited Bank, such purchase shall be rescinded, and the purchase price and benefits returned, to the extent of such recovery, but without interest.  The Borrower agrees that each Bank so purchasing a portion of another Bank’s Loan may exercise all rights of payment (including, without limitation, rights of set‑off) with respect to such portion as fully as if such Bank were the direct holder of such portion.

(b)In addition to any rights and remedies of the Banks provided by law, upon the occurrence of an Event of Default, each Bank shall have the right, without prior notice to the Borrower, any such notice being expressly waived by the Borrower to the extent permitted by applicable law, upon any amount becoming due and payable by the Borrower hereunder or under the Notes (whether at the stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise) to set‑off and appropriate and apply against such amount any and all deposits (general or special, time or demand, provisional or final), in any currency, and any other credits, indebtedness or claims, in any currency, in each case whether direct or indirect, absolute or contingent, matured or unmatured, at any time held or owing by such Bank to or for the credit or the account of the Borrower.  Each Bank agrees promptly to notify the Borrower and the Agent after any such set‑off and application made by such Bank, that the failure to give such notice shall not affect the validity of such set‑off and application.

9.9Counterparts.  This Agreement may be executed by one or more of the parties to this Agreement on any number of separate counterparts, and all of said counterparts taken together shall be deemed to constitute one and the same instrument.  A set of the copies of this Agreement signed by all the parties shall be lodged with the Borrower and each of the Banks.

9.10Severability.  Any provision of this Agreement which is prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or unenforceability without invalidating the remaining provisions hereof, and any such prohibition or unenforceability in any jurisdiction shall not invalidate or render unenforceable such provision in any other jurisdiction.

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9.11Integration.  This Agreement represents the agreement of the Borrower, the Agent and the Banks with respect to the subject matter hereof, and there are no promises, undertakings, representations or warranties by the Agent or any Bank relative to subject matter hereof not expressly set forth or referred to herein or in the Notes or the other Loan Documents.

9.12GOVERNING LAW.  THIS AGREEMENT, THE NOTES AND THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN EXECUTED IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA AND SAID DOCUMENT AND THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTIES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, THE NOTES AND THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED AND INTERPRETED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAW OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA.

9.13Submission To Jurisdiction; Waivers.  The Borrower hereby irrevocably and unconditionally:

(a)submits for itself and its property in any legal action or proceeding relating to this Agreement, the Notes or the other Loan Documents, or for recognition and enforcement of any judgment in respect thereof, to the non‑exclusive general jurisdiction of the Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania located in Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, the courts of the United States of America for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and appellate courts from any thereof;

(b)consents that any such action or proceeding may be brought in such courts and waives any objection that it may now or hereafter have to the venue of any such action or proceeding in any such court or that such action or proceeding was brought in an inconvenient court and agrees not to plead or claim the same;

(c)agrees that service of process in any such action or proceeding may be effected by mailing a copy thereof by registered or certified mail (or any substantially similar form of mail), postage prepaid, to the Borrower at the address set forth in Section 9.2 for the Borrower or at such other address of which the Agent shall have been notified pursuant thereto; and

(d)agrees that nothing herein shall affect the right to effect service of process in any other manner permitted by law or shall limit the right to sue in any other jurisdiction.

9.14Acknowledgments.  The Borrower hereby acknowledges that:

(a)it has been advised by counsel in the negotiation, execution and delivery of this Agreement, the Notes and the other Loan Documents;

(b)neither the Agent nor any Bank has any fiduciary relationship to the Borrower, and the relationship between the Agent and the Banks, on one hand, and the Borrower, on the other hand, is solely that of debtor and creditor; and

(c)no joint venture exists among the Banks or between the Borrower and the Banks.

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9.15WAIVERS OF JURY TRIAL.  EACH OF THE BORROWER, THE AGENT AND THE BANKS HEREBY IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVES TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL ACTION OR PROCEEDING RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, THE NOTES OR THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS AND FOR ANY COUNTERCLAIM THEREIN.

9.16USA PATRIOT ACT.  Each Bank that is subject to the requirements of the USA Patriot Act hereby notifies the Borrower that pursuant to the requirements of the USA Patriot Act, it is required to obtain, verify and record information that identifies the Borrower, which information includes the name and address of the Borrower and other information that will allow such Bank to identify the Borrower in accordance with the USA Patriot Act.

9.17Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any Loan Document or in any other agreement, arrangement or understanding among any such parties, each party hereto acknowledges that any liability of any EEA Financial Institution arising under any Loan Document, to the extent such liability is unsecured, may be subject to the write-down and conversion powers of an EEA Resolution Authority and agrees and consents to, and acknowledges and agrees to be bound by:

(a)the application of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by an EEA Resolution Authority to any such liabilities arising hereunder which may be payable to it by any party hereto that is an EEA Financial Institution; and

(b)the effects of any Bail-in Action on any such liability, including, if applicable:

(i)        a reduction in full or in part or cancellation of any such liability;

(ii)       a conversion of all, or a portion of, such liability into shares or other instruments of ownership in such EEA Financial Institution, its parent undertaking, or a bridge institution that may be issued to it or otherwise conferred on it, and that such shares or other instruments of ownership will be accepted by it in lieu of any rights with respect to any such liability under this Agreement or any other Loan Document; or

(iii)      the variation of the terms of such liability in connection with the exercise of the write-down and conversion powers of any EEA Resolution Authority.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be duly executed and delivered by their proper and duly authorized officers as of the day and year first above written.

AQUA PENNSYLVANIA, INC.





By: \s\ Stan F. Szczygiel
Name: Stan F. Szczygiel

Title: Vice President and Treasurer





PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,  as Agent and as a Bank





By: \s\ Domenic D’Ginto__________________
Name:  Domenic D’Ginto

Title:  Senior Vice President





TD BANK, N.A.





By: \s\ Jennifer L. Suspenski
Name:  Jennifer L. Suspenski

Title:  Vice President





CITIZENS BANK OF PENNSYLVANIA





By: \s\ Leslie D. Broderick
Name:  Leslie D. Broderick

Title:  Senior Vice President



THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK





By: \s\ Michael Kiss

Name:  Michael Kiss

Title:  Vice President

 

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Schedule I

Bank and Commitment Information







 

 



 

Swing Line

Bank

Commitment

Commitment

PNC Bank, National Association

$50,000,000  $10,000,000 

1600 Market Street

 

 

Philadelphia, PA 19103

 

 

Attention:   Meredith Jermann

 

 

TD Bank, N.A.

$20,000,000 

N/A

1701 Route 70 East

 

 

Cherry Hill, NJ  08034

 

 

Attention:  John T. Callaghan

 

 

Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania

$20,000,000 

N/A

610 W. Germantown Avenue

 

 

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

 

 

Attention:   Leslie Broderick

 

 

The Huntington National Bank
310 Grant Street, 4th Floor
Pittsburgh PA  15219
Attention:  Michael Kiss

$10,000,000 

N/A



 

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Schedule 3.6

Existing Litigation

None.





 

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Schedule 3.11

Regulatory Approvals





The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission regulates Borrower’s issuance of debt, the maturity date of which is one year or more from the date of execution.  (66 Pa. C.S. § 1901)



 

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Schedule 3.13

Environmental Matters

A.In its water treatment process, the Borrower uses chemicals, including chlorine, caustic soda and sodium chlorite, which are listed as hazardous substances.  These chemicals are, in all materials respects, stored and used at the Borrower’s plants and facilities in accordance with the Environmental Laws.



B.The Borrower operates a central laboratory at its Bryn Mawr facility for analysis of drinking water samples.  To perform required analyses, the Borrower maintains small quantities of solvents, reagents and chemical standards, some of which are listed as hazardous substances.  These materials, in all material respects, are stored and used in compliance with the Environmental Laws.



 

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Schedule 3.19

Interests in Partnerships

None.



 

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Schedule 6.3

Existing Liens

A.Indenture of Mortgage dated as of January 1, 1941 from the Borrower to The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as current trustee thereunder, as amended and supplemented.





 

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EXHIBIT A

FORM OF
BORROWING REQUEST





PNC Bank, National Association

as Agent for the

Banks referred to below

PNC Agency Services

One PNC Plaza

249 Fifth Avenue

22nd Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Attention:  Ronald Harapko



[Date]



Ladies and Gentlemen:



The undersigned, Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. (the “Borrower”), refers to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of November __, 2016 (as amended, modified, extended or restated from time to time, the “Agreement”), among the Borrower, the Banks party thereto and PNC Bank, National Association as Agent.  Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Agreement.  The Borrower hereby gives you notice pursuant to Section 2.1 of the Agreement that it requests a Borrowing under the Agreement, and in that connection sets forth below the terms on which such Borrowing is requested to be made:



 

 

 

(A)

Date of Borrowing

 

 



(which is a Business Day)

 

 



 

 

 

(B)

Principal Amount of

 

 



Borrowing 1

$

 



 

 

 

(C)

Interest rate basis 2

 

 





________________________

Not less than $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof for a Eurodollar Borrowing nor less than $250,000 or a whole multiple of $50,000 in excess thereof for a Base Rate Borrowing.

Eurodollar Loan or Base Rate Loan.

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(D)

Interest Period and the

 

 



last day thereof 3

 

 



Upon acceptance of any or all of the Revolving Credit Loans made by the Banks in response to this request, the Borrower shall be deemed to have represented and warranted that the conditions to lending specified in Section 4.2 of the Agreement have been satisfied.

Very truly yours,



AQUA PENNSYLVANIA, INC.





By:

Title:









































________________________

Which shall be subject to the definition of “Interest Period” and end not later than the Termination Date.



 

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EXHIBIT B-1

NOTE





 

$________________

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



November __, 2016





FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned, AQUA PENNSYLVANIA, INC. (the “Borrower”), hereby promises to pay to the order of ___________________ (the “Bank”), at the office of PNC Bank, National Association (the “Agent”), at 1600 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, on the Termination Date, the lesser of the principal sum of ___________ ___________ Dollars ($__________) and the aggregate unpaid principal amount of all Loans made by the Bank to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.1 of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of November __, 2016, among the Borrower, the Banks party thereto and the Agent (as amended, modified, extended or restated from time to time, the “Agreement”), in lawful money of the United States of America in same day funds, and to pay interest from the date hereof on such principal amount from time to time outstanding, in like funds, at said office, at a rate or rates per annum and payable on the dates determined pursuant to the Agreement.

The Borrower promises to pay interest, on demand, on any overdue principal and, to the extent permitted by law, overdue interest from their due dates at the rate or rates determined as set forth in the Agreement.

The Borrower hereby waives diligence, presentment, demand, protest and notice of any kind whatsoever.  The nonexercise by the holder of any of its rights hereunder in any particular instance shall not constitute a waiver thereof in that or any subsequent instance.

All borrowings evidenced by this Note and all payments and prepayments of the principal hereof and interest hereon and the respective dates thereof shall be endorsed by the holder hereof on the schedule attached hereto and made a part hereof, or on a continuation thereof which shall be attached hereto and made a part hereof, or otherwise recorded by such holder in its internal records; provided,  however, that the failure of the holder hereof to make such a notation or any error in such a notation shall not in any manner affect the obligations of the Borrower to make payments of principal and interest in accordance with the terms of this Note and the Agreement.

[This Note amends, restates and supersedes a prior note of the Borrower payable to the Bank, dated ___________________ (the “Prior Note”).  This Note shall in no way extinguish the Borrower’s unconditional obligation to repay all indebtedness evidenced by the Prior Note, is given in substitution for and not as payment of the Prior Note and is in no way intended to constitute a novation of the Prior Note.]

This Note is one of the Notes referred to, in evidences indebtedness incurred under, and is entitled to the benefits of the Agreement.  The Agreement, among other things, contains provisions for the acceleration of the maturity hereof upon the happening of certain events, for optional and mandatory prepayments of the principal hereof prior to the maturity hereof, for a

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higher rate of interest hereunder after an Event of Default and for the amendment or waiver of certain provisions of the Agreement, all upon the terms and conditions therein specified.  This Note shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and any applicable laws of the United States of America.  Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings set forth in the Agreement.



AQUA PENNSYLVANIA, INC.







By:

Name:

Title:





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Loans and Payments





 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

Unpaid

Name of



 

 

 

Payments

Principal

Person



Amount

Interest

Interest

 

 

Balance of

Making

Date

of Loan

Rate

Period

Principal

Interest

Note

Notation







 

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EXHIBIT B-2

SWING LINE NOTE





 

$10,000,000

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



November __, 2016





FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned, AQUA PENNSYLVANIA, INC. (the “Borrower”), hereby promises to pay to the order of PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (the “Bank”), at the office of the Agent (as hereinafter defined), at 1600 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, in accordance with the terms of the Agreement (as hereinafter defined), the lesser of the principal sum of Ten Million Dollars ($10,000,000) and the aggregate unpaid principal amount of all Swing Line Loans made by the Bank to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.2 of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of November __, 2016, among the Borrower, the Banks party thereto and PNC Bank, National Association, as agent for the Banks (the “Agent”) (as amended, modified, extended or restated from time to time, the “Agreement”), in lawful money of the United States of America in same day funds, and to pay interest from the date hereof on such principal amount from time to time outstanding, in like funds, at said office, at a rate or rates per annum and payable on the dates determined pursuant to the Agreement.

The Borrower promises to pay interest, on demand, on any overdue principal and, to the extent permitted by law, overdue interest from their due dates at the rate or rates determined as set forth in the Agreement.

The Borrower hereby waives diligence, presentment, demand, protest and notice of any kind whatsoever.  The nonexercise by the holder of any of its rights hereunder in any particular instance shall not constitute a waiver thereof in that or any subsequent instance.

All borrowings evidenced by this Swing Line Note and all payments and prepayments of the principal hereof and interest hereon and the respective dates thereof shall be endorsed by the holder hereof on the schedule attached hereto and made a part hereof, or on a continuation thereof which shall be attached hereto and made a part hereof, or otherwise recorded by such holder in its internal records; provided,  however, that the failure of the holder hereof to make such a notation or any error in such a notation shall not in any manner affect the obligations of the Borrower to make payments of principal and interest in accordance with the terms of this Swing Line Note and the Agreement.

[This Note amends, restates and supersedes a prior note of the Borrower payable to the Bank, dated ___________________ (the “Prior Note”).  This Note shall in no way extinguish the Borrower’s unconditional obligation to repay all indebtedness evidenced by the Prior Note, is given in substitution for and not as payment of the Prior Note and is in no way intended to constitute a novation of the Prior Note.]

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This Swing Line Note is the Swing Line Note referred to in, evidences indebtedness incurred under, and is entitled to the benefits of the Agreement.  The Agreement, among other things, contains provisions for the acceleration of the maturity hereof upon the happening of certain events, for optional and mandatory prepayments of the principal hereof prior to the maturity hereof, for a higher rate of interest hereunder after an Event of Default and for the amendment or waiver of certain provisions of the Agreement, all upon the terms and conditions therein specified.  This Swing Line Note shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and any applicable laws of the United States of America.  Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings set forth in the Agreement.



AQUA PENNSYLVANIA, INC.







By:

Name:

Title:





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Loans and Payments



 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

Unpaid

Name of



 

 

Swing Line

Payments

Principal

Person



Amount

Interest

Repayment

 

 

Balance of

Making

Date

of Loan

Rate

Date

Principal

Interest

Note

Notation







 

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EXHIBIT C

FORM OF
ASSIGNMENT AND ACCEPTANCE

Reference is made to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of November __, 2016 (as amended, modified, extended or restated from time to time, the “Agreement”), among Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. (the “Borrower”), the banks party thereto (the “Banks”) and PNC Bank, National Association, as Agent.  Terms defined in the Agreement are used herein with the same meanings.

________________ (the “Assignor”) and ________________ (the “Assignee”) hereby agree as follows:

The Assignor hereby sells and assigns, without recourse, to the Assignee, and the Assignee hereby purchases and assumes, without recourse, from the Assignor, effective as of the Effective Date set forth on Schedule A attached hereto, the interests set forth on Schedule A (the “Assigned Interest”) in the Assignor’s rights and obligations under the Agreement, including, without limitation, the interests set forth on Schedule A in the Commitment of the Assignor on the Effective Date and the Loans owing to the Assignor which are outstanding on the Effective Date, together with unpaid interest accrued on the assigned Loans to the Effective Date and the amount, if any, set forth on Schedule A of the Fees accrued to the Effective Date for the account of the Assignor.  Each of the Assignor and the Assignee hereby makes and agrees to be bound by all the representations, warranties and agreements set forth in Section 9.6(c) of the Agreement, a copy of which has been received by each such party.  From and after the Effective Date (i) the Assignee shall be a party to and be bound by the provisions of the Agreement and, to the extent of the interests assigned by this Assignment and Acceptance, have the rights and obligations of a Bank thereunder and under the Agreement or any other document issued in connection therewith and (ii) the Assignor shall, to the extent of the interests assigned by this Assignment and Acceptance, relinquish its rights and be released from its obligations under this Agreement.

This Assignment and Acceptance is being delivered to the Agent together with (i) the Notes evidencing the Loans included in the Assigned Interest, (ii) if the Assignee is organized under the laws of a jurisdiction outside the United States, the forms prescribed by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States certifying as to the Assignee’s exemption from withholding taxes with respect to all payments to be made to the Assignee under the Agreement or such other documents as are necessary to indicate that all such payments are subject to such tax at a rate reduced by an applicable tax treaty, all duly completed and executed by such Assignee, and (iii) a processing and recordation fee of $3,500, if required.

This Assignment and Acceptance shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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The terms set forth above and on Schedule A attached hereto are hereby agreed to as of the date hereof.



______________________, as Assignor





By: _______________________________

Name:

Title:





_____________________, as Assignee





By: _______________________________

Name:

Title:



Acknowledged:



PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

as Agent



By: _______________________________

Name:

Title:



Consented to:



AQUA PENNSYLVANIA, INC.





By: _______________________________

Name:

Title:



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SCHEDULE A

Date of Assignment:



Legal Name of Assignor:



Legal Name of Assignee:



Assignee’s Address for Notices:



___________________________________

___________________________________

Attention: ________________________

Telecopy: _________________________



Effective Date of Assignment

(may not be fewer than 5 Business

Days after the Date of Assignment):____________________





Revolving Credit Facility

 

Principal Amount Assigned

Percentage of Loans and Commitment Assigned

Commitment Assigned:

$

%

Revolving Credit Loans:

$

%







Swing Loan Facility

 

Principal Amount Assigned

Percentage of Loans and Commitment Assigned

Commitment Assigned:

$

100%

Swing Line Loans:

$

100%



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