Amended And Restated Credit Agreement

Second Amendment to Eighth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

Exhibit 4.12.2

SECOND AMENDMENT

TO

EIGHTH AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT

THIS SECOND AMENDMENT TO EIGHTH AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT (this “Amendment”) is dated as of October 12, 2011 (but effective on the Effective Date, defined below) by and among Chesapeake Energy Corporation (the “Company”), Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C. (the “Borrower”), Union Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent (“Agent”), the other agents named herein, and the Lenders from time to time parties hereto (the “Lenders”).

W I T N E S S E T H:

WHEREAS, the Borrower, the Company, Agent and the Lenders entered into that certain Eighth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of December 2, 2010 (the “Original Agreement”), for the purpose and consideration therein expressed, whereby the Lenders became obligated to make loans and extend credit to the Borrower as therein provided; and

WHEREAS, the Borrower, the Company, Agent and Majority Lenders desire to amend the Original Agreement as set forth herein;

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual covenants and agreements contained herein and in the Original Agreement, in consideration of the loans and other credit which may hereafter be made by the Lenders to the Borrower, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto do hereby agree as follows:

ARTICLE I.

DEFINITIONS AND REFERENCES

Section 1.1. Terms Defined in the Original Agreement. Unless the context otherwise requires or unless otherwise expressly defined herein, the terms defined in the Original Agreement shall have the same meanings whenever used in this Amendment.

Section 1.2. Other Defined Terms. Unless the context otherwise requires, the following terms when used in this Amendment shall have the meanings assigned to them in this Section 1.2.

Amendment Documents” means this Amendment, the Consent and Agreement of the Guarantors relating to this Amendment, and all other documents or instruments delivered in connection herewith or therewith.

Credit Agreement” means the Original Agreement as amended hereby.

 

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ARTICLE II.

AMENDMENT TO ORIGINAL AGREEMENT

Section 2.1. Designation and Conversion of Unrestricted Subsidiaries. Section 6.11(d) of the Original Agreement is hereby amended by adding the phrase “(other than Liens of the type described in Section 7.3(b))” immediately after the phrase “No Unrestricted Subsidiary will be the owner or holder of Indebtedness or Capital Stock of any Group Member nor be the beneficiary of any Lien on any property of any Group Member”.

ARTICLE III.

CONDITIONS OF EFFECTIVENESS

Section 3.1. Conditions to Effectiveness of Amendment. This Amendment shall become effective when and only when the Administrative Agent shall have received executed counterparts of this Amendment from the Majority Lenders and the following conditions precedent have been satisfied (the date such conditions are so satisfied herein called the “Effective Date”):

(a) The Administrative Agent’s receipt of the following, each of which shall be originals or telecopies (followed promptly by originals) unless otherwise specified, each properly executed by a Responsible Officer of the signing Loan Party and each in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent:

(i) counterparts of the Amendment Documents executed by the applicable Loan Parties sufficient in number for recordation, as applicable, and distribution to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower.

(ii) a certificate on behalf of each applicable Loan Party certifying that none of the resolutions, incumbency certificates, Organization Documents and/or certificates of Responsible Officers of each Loan Party as the Administrative Agent has previously required evidencing the identity, authority and capacity of each Responsible Officer thereof authorized to act as a Responsible Officer in connection with the Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party have been amended or are otherwise inaccurate since they were delivered and certifying resolutions authorizing this Amendment.

(iii) Such other documents or certificates as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request.

(b) Any fees required to be paid to the Administrative Agent or any Lender on or before the Effective Date shall have been paid.

(c) Unless waived by the Administrative Agent, the Borrower shall have paid all fees, charges and disbursements of counsel to the Administrative Agent to the extent invoiced prior to or on the Effective Date, plus such additional amounts of such fees, charges and disbursements as shall constitute its reasonable estimate of such fees, charges and disbursements incurred or to be incurred by it through the closing proceedings (provided that such estimate shall not thereafter preclude a final settling of accounts between the Borrower and the Administrative Agent).

 

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ARTICLE IV.

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

Section 4.1. Representations and Warranties. In order to induce each Lender to enter into this Amendment, the Borrower hereby (i) certifies that the representations and warranties made by it contained in Article 4 of the Original Agreement or in any other Loan Document are true and correct in all material respects on and as of the date hereof, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date, and agrees to execute, or cause to be executed, such other instruments or further amendments to Loan Documents as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request from time to time to give further effect to this Amendment.

ARTICLE V.

MISCELLANEOUS

Section 5.1. Ratification of Agreements. The Original Agreement as hereby amended is hereby ratified and confirmed in all respects. The other Loan Documents, as they may be amended or affected by the various Amendment Documents, are hereby ratified and confirmed in all respects. Any reference to the Credit Agreement in any Loan Document shall be deemed to be a reference to the Original Agreement as hereby amended. The execution, delivery and effectiveness of this Amendment and the other Amendment Documents shall not, except as expressly provided herein or therein, operate as a waiver of any right, power or remedy of the Administrative Agent or the Lenders under the Credit Agreement, or any other Loan Document nor constitute a waiver of any provision of the Credit Agreement, or any other Loan Document.

Section 5.2. Survival of Agreements. All representations, warranties, covenants and agreements of any Loan Party herein shall survive the execution and delivery of this Amendment and the performance hereof, and shall further survive until all of the Obligations are paid in full. All statements and agreements contained in any certificate or instrument delivered by any Loan Party hereunder or under the Credit Agreement to the Administrative Agent or any Lender shall be deemed to constitute representations and warranties by, or agreements and covenants of such Loan Party under this Amendment and under the Credit Agreement.

Section 5.3. Loan Documents. This Amendment is and the other Amendment Documents are each a Loan Document, and all provisions in the Credit Agreement pertaining to Loan Documents apply hereto and thereto.

Section 5.4. Governing Law. This Amendment shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Laws applicable to the Original Agreement.

 

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Section 5.5. Counterparts; Fax. This Amendment may be separately executed in counterparts and by the different parties hereto in separate counterparts, each of which when so executed shall be deemed to constitute one and the same Amendment. This Amendment and the other Amendment Documents may be validly executed by facsimile or other electronic transmission.

THIS AMENDMENT AND THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS REPRESENT THE FINAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES AND MAY NOT BE CONTRADICTED BY EVIDENCE OF PRIOR, CONTEMPORANEOUS, OR SUBSEQUENT ORAL AGREEMENTS OF THE PARTIES. THERE ARE NO UNWRITTEN ORAL AGREEMENTS OF THE PARTIES.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Amendment is executed as of the date first above written.

 

CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION

CHESAPEAKE EXPLORATION, L.L.C.

By:   /s/ JENNIFER M. GRIGSBY
 

Jennifer M. Grigsby

Treasurer and Senior Vice President

 

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UNION BANK, N.A., as Administrative Agent, as

Swing Line Lender, as an Issuing Lender and as a

Lender

By:   /s/ RANDALL L. OSTERBERG
 

Randall L. Osterberg

Senior Vice President

 

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THE BANK OF TOKYO-MITSUBISHI UFJ,

LTD., as a Lender

By:   /s/ MARIA FERRADAS
 

Name: Maria Ferradas

Title: Vice President

 

 

 

 

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WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL

ASSOCIATION, as a Co-Syndication Agent, as an

Issuing Lender and as a Lender

By:   /s/ MARK OBERREUTER
 

Name: Mark Oberreuter

Title: Vice President

 

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THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND plc, as a

Co-Syndication Agent, as an Issuing Lender and as

a Lender

By:   /s/ SANJAY REMOND
 

Name: Sanjay Remond

Title: Authorised Signatory

 

 

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BNP PARIBAS, as a Co-Syndication Agent, as an

Issuing Lender and as a Lender

By:   /s/ POLLY SCHOTT
 

Name: Polly Schott

Title: Director

 

By:   /s/ BETSY JOCHER
 

Name: Betsy Jocher

Title: Director

 

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CREDIT AGRICOLE CORPORATE AND INVESTMENT BANK, as Documentation Agent,

as an Issuing Lender and as a Lender

By:   /s/ DENNIS PETITO
 

Name: Dennis Petito

Title: Managing Director

 

By:   /s/ SHARADA MANNE
 

Name: Sharada Manne

Title: Director

 

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BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as a Lender
By:   /s/ RONALD E. MCKAIG
 

Name: Ronald E. McKaig

Title: Managing Director

 

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CITIBANK, N.A., as a Lender
By:   /s/ JOHN F. MILLER
 

Name: John F. Miller

Title: Attorney-in-fact

 

 

 

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DNB NOR BANK ASA, as a Lender
By:   /s/ NIKOLAI A. NACHAMKIN
 

Name: Nikolai A. Nachamkin

Title: Senior Vice President

 

By:   /s/ BARBARA GRONQUIST
 

Name: Barbara Gronquist

Title: Senior Vice President

 

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GOLDMAN SACHS BANK USA, as a Lender
By:   /s/ RICK CANONICO
 

Name: Rick Canonico

Title: Authorized Signatory

 

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MIZUHO CORPORATE BANK, LTD., as a

Lender

By:   /s/ LEON MO
 

Name: Leon Mo

Title: Authorized Signatory

 

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MORGAN STANLEY BANK, as a Lender
By:   /s/ FRANK JOLLEY
 

Name: Frank Jolley

Title: Authorized Signatory

 

 

 

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NATIXIS, as a Lender
By:   /s/ LOUIS P. LAVILLE, III
 

Name: Louis P. Laville, III

Title: Managing Director

 

By:   /s/ TIMOTHY L. POLVADO
 

Name: Timothy L. Polvado

Title: Senior Managing Director

 

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THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA, as a Lender

By:   /s/ JOHN FRAZELL
 

Name: John Frazell

Title: Director

 

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UBS AG, as a Lender
By:   /s/ IRJA R. OTSA
 

Name: Irja R. Otsa

Title: Associate Director

 

By:   /s/ MARY E. EVANS
 

Name: Mary E. Evans

Title: Associate Director

 

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BARCLAYS BANK PLC, as a Lender
By:   /s/ ALLEN HUANG
 

Name: Allen Huang

Title: AVP

 

 

 

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CREDIT SUISSE AG, CAYMAN ISLANDS

BRANCH, as a Lender

By:   /s/ NUPUR KUMAR
 

Name: Nupur Kumar

Title: Vice President

 

By:   /s/ MICHAEL D. SPAIGHT
 

Name: Michael D. Spaight

Title: Associate

 

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COMPASS BANK, as a Lender
By:   /s/ IAN PAYNE
 

Name: Ian Payne

Title: Vice President

 

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TORONTO DOMINION (NEW YORK) LLC,

as a Lender

By:   /s/ DEBBI L. BRITO
 

Name: Debbi L. Brito

Title: Authorized Signatory

 

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COMERICA BANK, as a Lender
By:   /s/ JOHN S. LESIKAR
 

Name: John S. Lesikar

Title: Assistant Vice President

 

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SUNTRUST BANK, as a Lender
By:   /s/ GREGORY C. MAGNUSON
 

Name: Gregory C. Magnuson

Title: Vice President

 

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NOMURA INTERNATIONAL PLC., as a

Lender

By:   /s/ SEAN P. KELLY
 

Name: Sean P. Kelly

Title: Managing Director

 

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SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING

CORPORATION, as a Lender

By:   /s/ MASAKAZU HASEGAWA
 

Name: Masakazu Hasegawa

Title: Managing Director

 

 

 

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CONSENT AND AGREEMENT

By its execution below, each of the undersigned hereby (i) consents to the provisions of this Amendment and the transactions contemplated herein, (ii) ratifies and confirms the Sixth Amended and Restated Guarantee Agreement dated as of December 2, 2010 made by it for the benefit of Administrative Agent and Lenders (as modified by certain Assumption Agreements, if any) and the other Loan Documents executed pursuant to the Credit Agreement (or any prior amendment or supplement to the Credit Agreement), (iii) agrees that all of its respective obligations and covenants thereunder shall remain unimpaired by the execution and delivery of this Amendment and the other documents and instruments executed in connection herewith, and (iv) agrees that the Sixth Amended and Restated Guarantee Agreement and such other Loan Documents shall remain in full force and effect.

 

    

CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION

CHESAPEAKE ENERGY LOUISIANA CORPORATION

CHESAPEAKE ENERGY MARKETING, INC.

CHESAPEAKE E&P HOLDING CORPORATION

CHESAPEAKE OPERATING, INC.,

    on behalf of itself and, as general partner of

    CHESAPEAKE LOUISIANA, L.P.

CHK HOLDINGS CORPORATION

DIAMOND Y ENTERPRISE, INCORPORATED

GENE D. YOST & SON, INC.

LA LAND ACQUISITION CORPORATION

CHESAPEAKE AEZ EXPLORATION, L.L.C.

CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA, L.L.C.

CHESAPEAKE-CLEMENTS ACQUISITION, L.L.C.

CHESAPEAKE LAND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.L.C.

CHESAPEAKE PLAZA, L.L.C.

CHESAPEAKE ROYALTY, L.L.C.

CHESAPEAKE VRT, L.L.C.

COMPASS MANUFACTURING, L.L.C.

EMLP, L.L.C., on behalf of itself and as general partner of

    EMPRESS LOUISIANA PROPERTIES, L.P.

 

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EMPRESS, L.L.C.

GOTHIC PRODUCTION, L.L.C.

GREAT PLAINS OILFIELD RENTAL, L.L.C.

HAWG HAULING & DISPOSAL, LLC

HODGES TRUCKING COMPANY, L.L.C.

MC LOUISIANA MINERALS, L.L.C.

MC MINERAL COMPANY, L.L.C.

MIDCON COMPRESSION, L.L.C.

MKR HOLDINGS, L.L.C.

NOMAC DRILLING, L.L.C.

NORTHERN MICHIGAN EXPLORATION

    COMPANY, L.L.C.

PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.

VENTURA REFINING AND TRANSMISSION, LLC

WINTER MOON ENERGY COMPANY, L.L.C.

   By:   

/s/ JENNIFER M. GRIGSBY

     

Jennifer M. Grigsby, Treasurer and Senior Vice

President of the entities listed above

 

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