“EEA Resolution Authority” shall mean any public administrative authority or any person entrusted with public administrative authority of any EEA Member Country (including any delegee) having responsibility for the resolution of any EEA Financial Institution.
“Eligible Assignee” shall mean and include a commercial bank, insurance company, financial institution, fund, trust or other Person which regularly purchases interests in loans or extensions of credit of the types made pursuant to this Agreement, any other Person which would constitute a “qualified institutional buyer” within the meaning of Rule 144A under the Securities Act as in effect on the Closing Date or other “accredited investor” (as defined in Regulation D of the Securities Act); provided that neither (i) any Loan Party or any Affiliate of any Loan Party nor (ii) any natural Person nor (iii) any Disqualified Institution nor any (iv) Defaulting Lender shall be an Eligible Assignee at any time.
“Employee Benefit Plan” shall mean any “employee benefit plan” as defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA, which is, or at any time during which the applicable statute of limitations remains open, was maintained or contributed to by any Company or any of its ERISA Affiliates (other than a Multiemployer Plan). For the avoidance of doubt, the definition of “Employee Benefit Plan” does not include Non-U.S. Plans.
“Environment” shall mean air, land, soil, seas, surface waters, ground waters, and inland waters, including rivers, streams and river sediments.
“Environmental Claim” shall mean any written claim, notice, demand, Order, action, suit, proceeding or other written communication alleging or asserting liability or obligations relating to Environmental Law, Hazardous Materials or the Environment, including liability or obligation for reporting, investigation, assessment, remediation, removal, cleanup, response, corrective action, monitoring, post-remedial or post-closure studies, investigations, operations and maintenance, injury, damage, destruction or loss to natural resources, personal injury, wrongful death, property damage, fines, penalties or other costs resulting from, related to or arising out of (i) the presence, Release or threatened Release of Hazardous Material in, on, into or from the Environment at any location or from any Vessel or (ii) any actual or alleged violation of or non-compliance with Environmental Law.
“Environmental Law” shall mean any and all applicable current and future Legal Requirements relating to the Environment, pollution, any Hazardous Materials, including the Release or threatened Release of any Hazardous Material and exposure to any Hazardous Material, natural resource damages, or occupational safety or health.
“Environmental Permit” shall mean any permit, license, approval, consent, registration, notification, exemption or other authorization required by or from a Governmental Authority under any Environmental Law.
“Equity Interest” shall mean, with respect to any person, any and all shares, interests, rights to purchase, warrants, options, participations or other equivalents, including membership interests (however designated, whether voting or nonvoting), of equity of such person, including, if such person is a partnership, partnership interests (whether general or limited), or if such person is a limited liability company, membership interests, and any other interest or participation that confers on a person the right to receive a share of the profits and losses of, or distributions of property of, such partnership, whether outstanding on the date hereof or issued on or after the Closing Date, but excluding debt securities convertible or exchangeable into such equity.
“ERISA” shall mean the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended.