Consolidated Fixed Charges means, with respect to any Person for any period, the sum, without duplication, of:

Consolidated Fixed Charges means, with respect to any Person for any period, the sum, without duplication, of (i) Consolidated Interest Expense, plus (ii) the product of (x) the amount of all dividend payments on any series of Preferred Stock of such Person (other than dividends paid in Qualified Capital Stock) paid, accrued or scheduled to be paid or accrued during such period times (y) a fraction, the numerator of which is one and the denominator of which is one minus the then current effective consolidated federal, state and local tax rate of such Person, expressed as a decimal.

Consolidated Fixed Charges means, with respect to any Person for any period, the sum of, without duplication, the amounts for such period of:

## Examples of *Consolidated Fixed Charges* in a sentence

The First Amendment, among others things, amends the definition of

**Consolidated Fixed Charges**to exclude certain share repurchase transactions, up to a specified limit, from the calculation of the fixed charge coverage ratio under the Credit and Security Agreement.Section 7.11(b) of the Credit Agreement is hereby amended in its entirety to read as follows:(b)

**Consolidated Fixed Charges**Ratio.

## More Definitions of *Consolidated Fixed Charges*

Consolidated Fixed Charges for any period, the sum (without duplication) of (a) Consolidated Interest Expense for such period, (b) Consolidated Lease Expense for such period and (c) scheduled payments made during such period on account of principal of Indebtedness of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries (including scheduled principal payments in respect of the Term Loans).

Consolidated Fixed Charges of any person means, for any period, the aggregate amount (without duplication) of (a) interest (excluding, solely for purpose of this definition, Aggregate Contingent Payments and Incentive Management Fees, whether paid or accrued) expensed or capitalized, paid, accrued, or scheduled to be paid or accrued in accordance with GAAP (except as set forth below and including, in accordance with the following sentence, interest attributable to Capitalized Lease Obligations) during such period in respect of all Indebtedness of such person and its Consolidated Subsidiaries including the interest portion of all deferred payment obligations calculated in accordance with GAAP, and excluding original issue discount and non-cash interest payments or accruals on any Indebtedness, and all commissions, discounts and other fees and charges owed with respect to bankers' acceptance financings and currency and Interest Rate Agreements and (b) the amount of dividends payable by such person or any of its Consolidated Subsidiaries in respect of Disqualified Capital Stock (other than by Subsidiaries of such person to such person or such person's wholly owned Subsidiaries). For purposes of this definition, (x) interest on a Capitalized Lease Obligation shall be deemed to accrue at an interest rate reasonably determined by the Company to be the rate of interest implicit in such Capitalized Lease Obligation in accordance with GAAP and (y) interest expense attributable to any Indebtedness represented by the guaranty by such person or a Subsidiary of such person of an obligation of another person shall be deemed to be the interest expense attributable to the Indebtedness guaranteed.

Consolidated Fixed Charges means, for any period, for the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, an amount equal to the sum of (a) the cash portion of Consolidated Interest Charges for such period plus (b) Consolidated Scheduled Funded Debt Payments for such period.

Consolidated Fixed Charges means, for any period, for the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, an amount equal to the sum of (i) Consolidated Interest Charges for such period plus (ii) Consolidated Scheduled Funded Debt Payments for such period plus (iii) rent and lease expense for such period, all as determined in accordance with GAAP.

Consolidated Fixed Charges means, on a consolidated basis, for any Person for any period, the sum (without duplication) of (a) Consolidated Interest Expense, (b) provision for cash income taxes made by such Person on a consolidated basis in respect of such period, (c) scheduled principal amortization payments due during such period on account of Indebtedness of such Person (excluding Balloon Payments), and (d) Restricted Payments paid in cash with respect to preferred Equity Interests of such Person during such period (other than any repayments of principal with respect to preferred Equity Interests).

Consolidated Fixed Charges means, with respect to the Partnership and its Restricted Subsidiaries for any period, the sum of, without duplication, (a) the amounts for such period of Consolidated Interest Expense and (b) the product of (i) the aggregate amount of dividends and other distributions paid or accrued during such period in respect of Preferred Stock and Redeemable Capital Stock of the Partnership and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis and (ii) a fraction, the numerator of which is one and the denominator of which is one minus the then applicable current combined federal, state and local statutory tax rate, expressed as a percentage.