Definition of Tax Protection Arrangement

  1. Tax Protection Arrangement means an agreement or arrangement, oral or written, (A) that has as one of its purposes to permit a Person or entity to take the position that such Person or entity could defer federal taxable income that otherwise might have been recognized upon a transfer of property to the Company or any Company Subsidiary that is treated as a partnership for U.S. federal income tax purposes, and (B) that (i) prohibits or restricts in any manner the disposition of any assets of the Company or any Company Subsidiary, (including, without limitation, requiring the Company or any Company Subsidiary to indemnify any Person for any Tax liabilities resulting from any such disposition), (ii) requires that the Company or any Company Subsidiary maintain, or put in place, or replace, indebtedness, whether or not secured by one or more of the Company Properties, or (iii) requires that the Company or any Company Subsidiary offer to any Person or entity at any time the opportunity to guarantee or otherwise assume, directly or indirectly, the risk of loss for U.S. federal income tax purposes for indebtedness or other liabilities of the Company or any Company Subsidiary. Back to Contents

Definition of Tax Protection Arrangement in Agreement and Plan of Merger

Tax Protection Arrangement means an agreement or arrangement, oral or written, (A) that has as one of its purposes to permit a Person or entity to take the position that such Person or entity could defer federal taxable income that otherwise might have been recognized upon a transfer of property to the Company or any Company Subsidiary that is treated as a partnership for U.S. federal income tax purposes, and (B) that (i) prohibits or restricts in any manner the disposition of any assets of the Company or any Company Subsidiary, (including, without limitation, requiring the Company or any Company Subsidiary to indemnify any Person for any Tax liabilities resulting from any such disposition), (ii) requires that the Company or any Company Subsidiary maintain, or put in place, or replace, indebtedness, whether or not secured by one or more of the Company Properties, or (iii) requires that the Company or any Company Subsidiary offer to any Person or entity at any time the opportunity to guarantee or otherwise assume, directly or indirectly, the risk of loss for U.S. federal income tax purposes for indebtedness or other liabilities of the Company or any Company Subsidiary. Back to Contents