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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) September 30, 2022

Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Michigan

0-51142

38-3640097

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

(Commission

File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

12755 E. Nine Mile Road, Warren, Michigan

(Address of principal executive offices)

48089

(Zip Code)

(586) 920-0100

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, no par value

ULH

The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company        

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.    

 

 

 

 


 

Item 1.01  Entry into Material Definitive Agreement

 

First Amendment Agreement to Credit Agreement

On September 30, 2022, Universal Management Services, Inc. (“Universal Management”), a subsidiary of Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. (“Universal”), and certain other borrowing subsidiaries of Universal, entered into an amendment to the credit agreement with KeyBank National Association, KeyBanc Capital Markets, Inc., The Huntington Bank, U.S. Bank National Association, and a syndicate of lenders. The amendment increases the credit agreement’s revolving credit commitment to up to $400,000,000, which amount may be increased by up to $200,000,000 upon request. Upon closing, the applicable subsidiaries borrowed approximately $89.4 million to pay off existing indebtedness under the original credit agreement. Borrowings under the amended credit agreement may be made until and mature on September 30, 2027.

Borrowings under the amended credit agreement bear interest at index-adjusted SOFR or a base rate, plus an applicable margin.  The applicable margin fluctuates based on the borrowers’ leverage ratio, as defined in the amended credit agreement.  The current applicable interest rate under the amended credit agreement is generally index-adjusted SOFR plus 1.50%.  The amended credit agreement also requires the borrowers to pay a quarterly fee to the lenders of 0.20%, subject to adjustment based on the borrowers’ leverage ratio, multiplied by the amount of unused credit commitments.

As security for the indebtedness under the amended credit agreement, the borrowers and certain affiliates continued to grant to KeyBank a first-priority pledge of the capital stock of certain subsidiaries of Universal, as specified in the amended credit agreement. KeyBank was also granted a first-priority, perfected security interest in cash, deposits, accounts receivable, inventory, equipment, and selected other assets of the applicable borrowers, as defined in the amended credit agreement.  

The amended credit agreement includes customary affirmative and negative covenants, as well as financial covenants requiring minimum fixed charge coverage and leverage ratios, as defined in the amended credit agreement.  The amended credit agreement contains customary events of default that would permit the lenders to accelerate the loans if not cured within applicable grace periods, including but not limited to the failure to make timely payments, the failure to satisfy covenants, a change in control of Universal or its subsidiaries, and specified events of bankruptcy or insolvency. The amended credit agreement also includes customary mandatory prepayments provisions.

Under the amended credit agreement, the lenders released certain subsidiaries of Universal from their respective obligations under the original credit agreement to facilitate their entry into the new credit agreement described elsewhere in this Current Report.  

The foregoing description in this Current Report of the amended credit agreement is not intended to be a complete description of the amendment and related documents. The description is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the documents attached as Exhibit 10.1 to and incorporated by reference in this Current Report.

UACL Credit Agreement

On September 30, 2022, UACL Logistics Holdings LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Universal, and certain other borrowing subsidiaries of UACL Logistics Holdings, entered into a new credit agreement with KeyBank, National Association, KeyBanc Capital Markets, Inc., The Huntington Bank, U.S. Bank National Association, and a syndicate of lenders. The UACL credit agreement provides for aggregate borrowing facilities of up to $90,000,000 (which amount may be increased by up to $30,000,000 upon request). The UACL credit agreements consists of an $80,000,000 term loan and a $10,000,000 revolving credit facility. Upon closing, the applicable subsidiaries borrowed approximately $80.0 million to pay off existing indebtedness under Universal Management’s credit facility with KeyBank. 

Term loan proceeds were advanced on September 30, 2022 and mature on September 30, 2027.  The term loan will be repaid in consecutive quarterly installments, as defined in the UACL credit agreement, commencing December 31, 2022, with the remaining balance due at maturity. Borrowings under the revolving credit facility may be made until and mature on September 30, 2027.  

Borrowings under the UACL credit agreement bear interest at index-adjusted SOFR or a base rate, plus an applicable margin.  The applicable margin fluctuates based on the borrowers’ leverage ratio, as defined in the UACL credit agreement.  The current applicable interest rate under the UACL credit agreement is generally index-adjusted SOFR plus 1.75%.  The UACL credit agreement also requires the borrowers to pay a quarterly fee to the lenders of 0.25%, subject to adjustment based on the borrowers’ leverage ratio, multiplied by the amount of unused credit commitments.

As security for indebtedness under the UACL credit agreement, KeyBank was granted a first priority pledge of the capital stock of the applicable subsidiaries specified in the UACL credit agreement. KeyBank was also granted a first-priority, perfected security interest in cash, deposits, accounts receivable, inventory, equipment, and selected other assets of the applicable borrowers.  


The UACL credit agreement includes customary affirmative and negative covenants as well as financial covenants requiring minimum fixed charge coverage and leverage ratios, as defined in the UACL credit agreement.  The UACL credit agreement contains customary events of default that would permit the lenders to accelerate the loans if not cured within applicable grace periods, including but not limited to the failure to make timely payments under the UACL credit agreement, the failure to satisfy covenants, a change in control of Universal or its subsidiaries, and specified events of bankruptcy or insolvency. The UACL credit agreement also includes customary mandatory prepayments provisions.

The foregoing description in this Current Report of the amended credit agreement is not intended to be a complete description of the amendment and related documents. The description is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the documents attached as Exhibit 10.2 to and incorporated by reference in this Current Report.

 

Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

 

The information set forth under Item 1.01 of this current report on Form 8-K is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.

Description

 

 

10.1

First Amendment Agreement dated September 30, 2022 among Universal Management Services, Inc., certain of its affiliates identified therein as Borrowers, KeyBank National Association, and the Lenders party thereto.

 

 

10.2

Credit and Security Agreement dated September 30, 2022 among UACL Logistics Holdings, LLC, certain of its affiliates identified therein as Borrowers, KeyBank National Association, and the Lenders party thereto.

 

 

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Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL)


 

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

 

UNIVERSAL LOGISTICS HOLDINGS, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 3, 2022

 

 

/s/ Steven Fitzpatrick

 

 

 

 

Steven Fitzpatrick

 

 

 

 

Secretary

 

 

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Exhibit 10.1

FIRST AMENDMENT AGREEMENT

This FIRST AMENDMENT AGREEMENT (this “Amendment”) is made as of the 30th day of September, 2022 among:

(a)UNIVERSAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC., a Michigan corporation (“Universal Management”);

 

(b)each Affiliate (as defined in the Credit Agreement, as hereinafter defined) of Universal Management party to the Credit Agreement as a borrower (each such Affiliate, together with Universal Management, collectively, the “Borrowers” and, individually, each a “Borrower”);

 

(c)the Lenders, as defined in the Credit Agreement, as hereinafter defined; and

 

(d)KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as the administrative agent for the Lenders under the Credit Agreement (the “Administrative Agent”).

 

WHEREAS, the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders are parties to that certain Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of November 27, 2018 (as the same may from time to time be amended, restated or otherwise modified, the “Credit Agreement”);

 

WHEREAS, the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders desire to amend the Credit Agreement to modify certain provisions thereof and add certain provisions thereto;

 

WHEREAS, each capitalized term used herein and defined in the Credit Agreement, but not otherwise defined herein, shall have the meaning given such term in the Credit Agreement; and

 

WHEREAS, unless otherwise specifically provided herein, the provisions of the Credit Agreement revised herein are amended effective as of the date of this Amendment;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and of the mutual covenants herein and for other valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders agree as follows:

 

1.Amendment to Credit Agreement.  The Credit Agreement is hereby amended to delete the stricken text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example:  stricken text) and to add the double-underlined text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example:  double-underlined text) as set forth in the pages of the Credit Agreement attached as Exhibit A hereto.

 

2.Amendment to Schedule 1.  The Credit Agreement is hereby amended to delete Schedule 1 (Commitments of Lenders) therefrom and to insert in place thereof a new Schedule 1 in the form of Schedule 1 hereto.

 

 


 

3.Amendment to Exhibits to Credit Agreement.  The Credit Agreement is hereby amended to delete Exhibit A (Form of Revolving Credit Note), Exhibit B (Form of Swing Line Note), Exhibit C (Form of  Term Loan Note), and Exhibit D (Form of Notice of Loan) therefrom and to insert in place thereof, respectively, a new Exhibit A (Form of Revolving Credit Note), Exhibit B (Form of Swing Line Note), Exhibit C (Reserved) and Exhibit D (Form of Notice of Loan) in the forms of Exhibit A, Exhibit B, Exhibit C and Exhibit D attached hereto.

 

4.Reallocation of Outstanding Amounts.  On the First Amendment Effective Date, the Lenders shall make adjustments among themselves with respect to the Loans then outstanding and amounts of principal with respect thereto as shall be necessary, in the opinion of the Administrative Agent, in order to reallocate among such Lenders such outstanding amounts, based on the revised Commitments as set forth in the revised Schedule 1 hereto.

 

5.Closing Deliveries.  Concurrently with the execution of this Amendment, the Borrowers shall:

 

(a)deliver to the Administrative Agent, for delivery to each Lender, a Revolving Credit Note in the amounts specified in Schedule 1 to the Credit Agreement (after giving effect to this Amendment);

 

(b)deliver to the Administrative Agent officer’s certificates (i) for each Borrower certifying copies of the resolutions of the governing body of such Borrower evidencing approval of the execution and delivery of this Amendment and the execution of any other Loan Documents required in connection therewith and (ii) for any Credit Party where applicable providing an updated incumbency certification;

 

(c)deliver to the Administrative Agent, with respect to each Credit Party, the results of Uniform Commercial Code lien searches, satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

 

(d)deliver to the Administrative Agent a good standing certificate (or equivalent) for each Credit Party, issued on or about the First Amendment Effective Date, by the Secretary of State in the state or states where such Credit Party is incorporated or formed;

 

(e)accept and consent to the terms of each certain Exiting Lender Agreement, by each of Citizens Bank, N.A. and Santander Bank, N.A.;

 

(f)execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent, for its sole benefit, the First Amendment Administrative Agent Fee Letter, and pay to the Administrative Agent the fees stated therein;

 

(g)execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent the First Amendment Closing Fee Letter, and pay to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Lenders, the fees stated therein;

 

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(h)deliver (or caused to be delivered) with respect to Universal Remanufacturing Co., LLC, a Michigan limited liability company (“New Guarantor”):

 

(i)a Guaranty of Payment Joinder, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

 

(ii)a Security Agreement Joinder, together with supplemental schedules to the Credit Agreement for New Guarantor, in each case form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

 

(iii)(A) an amendment to the Pledge Agreement of Parent, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, (B) appropriate transfer powers for each of the Pledged Securities that are certificated, and (C) the Pledged Securities (to the extent such Pledged Securities are certificated);

 

(iv)with respect to the property owned or leased by New Guarantor, (A) the results of Uniform Commercial Code lien searches, satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, (B) the results of federal and state tax lien, judicial lien and pending litigation searches, and bankruptcy searches, satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, and (C) Uniform Commercial Code termination statements reflecting termination of all U.C.C. Financing Statements previously filed by any Person and not expressly permitted pursuant to Section 5.9 of the Credit Agreement;

 

(v)a good standing certificate or full force and effect certificate (or comparable document, if neither certificate is available in the applicable jurisdiction), as the case may be, for New Guarantor, issued within thirty (30) days of the First Amendment Effective Date by the Secretary of State in the state where New Guarantor is formed;

 

(vi)an officer’s certificate (or comparable document) certifying the names of the officers of New Guarantor authorized to sign the Loan Documents, together with the true signatures of such officers and certified copies of (1) the resolutions of the board of directors (or appropriate governing body) of New Guarantor evidencing approval of the execution, delivery and performance of the Loan Documents and the execution and performance of other Related Writings to which New Guarantor is a party, and the consummation of the transactions contemplated thereby, and (2) the Organizational Documents of New Guarantor; and

 

(vii)an opinion of counsel for New Guarantor, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

 

(i)have provided to the Administrative Agent (i) the documentation and other information so requested in connection with applicable “know your customer” and anti-money-laundering rules and regulations, including the PATRIOT Act, and (ii) if any Credit

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Party qualifies as a “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, a Beneficial Ownership Certification, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

 

(j)cause each Guarantor of Payment to execute the attached Guarantor Acknowledgment and Agreement; and

 

(k)pay all legal fees and expenses of the Administrative Agent in connection with this Amendment and any other Loan Documents.  

 

6.Post-Closing Conditions.  

 

(a)Insurance Certificates.  No later than thirty (30) days after the First Amendment Effective Date, the Borrowers shall deliver to the Administrative Agent certificates of insurance on ACORD 25 and 27 or 28 form or other form acceptable to the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion, in each case satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, providing for adequate personal property and liability insurance for New Guarantor, with the Administrative Agent, on behalf of the Lenders, listed as lender’s loss payee and additional insured, as appropriate.

 

(b)Insurance Endorsements.  No later than sixty (60) days after the First Amendment Date, the Borrowers shall deliver to the Administrative Agent proof of endorsements to insurance policies satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, providing for adequate personal property and liability insurance for New Guarantor, with the Administrative Agent, on behalf of the Lenders, listed as lender’s loss payee and additional insured, as appropriate.

 

7.Release of the UACL Entities.  The Borrowers hereby request that the Administrative Agent and the Lenders release (a) UACL Leasing, LLC, an Indiana limited liability company, UACL Specialized, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company, and UACL Logistics, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (collectively, the “Released Borrowers”), from the Credit Agreement, and (b) Universal Capacity Solutions Holdings, Inc., a Michigan corporation, and UACL Logistics Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (collectively, the “Released Guarantors”), from that certain Guaranty of Payment, dated as of November 27, 2018, executed by the Released Guarantors and the other Guarantors (as defined therein) party thereto in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Lenders (the “Guaranty”).  The Administrative Agent and the Lenders hereby release, effective as of the First Amendment Effective Date, (i) the Released Borrowers from the Credit Agreement, and (ii) the Released Guarantors from the Guaranty.  The release contained herein (A) only relates to the obligations of the Released Borrowers and Released Guarantors and shall not be deemed to release any other Credit Party from its obligations under the Credit Agreement, the Guaranty or any other Loan Document, (B) shall not be deemed to waive or amend any provision of the Credit Agreement, the Guaranty or any other Loan Document, and (C) shall not be deemed to terminate the Credit Agreement, Guaranty or any other Loan Document.  All of the terms of the Credit Agreement, the Guaranty and the other Loan Documents remain in full force and effect and constitute the legal, valid, binding and enforceable obligations of Parent, the Borrowers and the other Credit Parties (other than the Released Borrowers and the Released Guarantors) to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders. The Lenders hereby authorize the Administrative Agent to execute and deliver any

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such additional documents or agreements, and make any filings and take such additional actions, as are deemed necessary or appropriate by the Administrative Agent to effect the foregoing releases.  

 

8.New Lenders. By executing this Amendment, each of Flagstar Bank, FSB and First Merchants Bank (collectively, “New Lenders” and, individually, each a “New Lender”) (a) confirms that a copy of the Credit Agreement and such other documents and information as it has deemed appropriate to make its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Amendment and make its Commitments have been made available to it; (b) agrees that it will, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent or any other Lender or agent 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 the Credit Agreement or the other applicable Loan Documents, including this Amendment; (c) appoints and authorizes the Administrative Agent to take such action as agent on its behalf and to exercise such powers under the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents as are delegated to the Administrative Agent by the terms thereof; and (d) acknowledges and agrees that upon the First Amendment Effective Date, such New Lender shall be a “Lender” under, and for all purposes of, the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents, and shall be subject to and bound by the terms thereof, and shall perform all the obligations of and shall have all rights of a Lender thereunder.  All notices, requests, demands and other communications provided for under the Credit Agreement to each New Lender, mailed or delivered to it, shall be addressed to it at the address specified on the signature pages of this Amendment, or at such other address as shall be designated by such New Lender in a written notice to each of the other parties.

 

9.Representations and Warranties.  The Borrowers hereby represent and warrant to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders that (a) the Borrowers have the legal power and authority to execute and deliver this Amendment; (b) the officers executing this Amendment have been duly authorized to execute and deliver the same and bind the Borrowers with respect to the provisions hereof; (c) the execution and delivery hereof by the Borrowers and the performance and observance by the Borrowers of the provisions hereof do not violate or conflict with the Organizational Documents of the Borrowers or any law applicable to the Borrowers or result in a breach of any provision of or constitute a default under any other agreement, instrument or document binding upon or enforceable against the Borrowers; (d) no Default or Event of Default exists, nor will any occur immediately after the execution and delivery of this Amendment or by the performance or observance of any provision hereof; (e) each of the representations and warranties contained in the Loan Documents is true and correct in all material respects as of the First Amendment Effective Date as if made on the First Amendment Effective Date, except to the extent that any such representation or warranty expressly states that it relates to an earlier date (in which case such representation or warranty is true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date); (f) the Borrowers are not aware of any claim or offset against, or defense or counterclaim to, the Borrowers’ obligations or liabilities under the Credit Agreement or any other Related Writing; and (g) this Amendment constitutes a valid and binding obligation of the Borrowers in every respect, enforceable in accordance with its terms.

 

10.Waiver and Release.  The Borrowers, by signing below, hereby waive and release the Administrative Agent, and each of the Lenders, and their respective directors, officers,

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employees, attorneys, affiliates and subsidiaries, from any and all claims, offsets, defenses and counterclaims, such waiver and release being with full knowledge and understanding of the circumstances and effect thereof and after having consulted legal counsel with respect thereto.  

 

11. References to Credit Agreement and Ratification.  Each reference to the Credit Agreement that is made in the Credit Agreement or any other Related Writing shall hereafter be construed as a reference to the Credit Agreement as amended hereby.  Except as otherwise specifically provided herein, all terms and provisions of the Credit Agreement are confirmed and ratified and shall remain in full force and effect and be unaffected hereby. This Amendment is a Loan Document.

 

12.Counterparts.  This Amendment may be executed in any number of counterparts, by different parties hereto in separate counterparts and by facsimile or other electronic signature, each of which, when so executed and delivered, shall be deemed to be an original and all of which taken together shall constitute but one and the same agreement.

 

13.Headings.  The headings, captions and arrangements used in this Amendment are for convenience only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Amendment.

 

14.Severability.  Any provision of this Amendment that shall be 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 or affecting the validity or enforceability of such provision in any other jurisdiction.

 

15.Governing Law.  The rights and obligations of all parties hereto shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York.

 

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JURY TRIAL WAIVER.  THE BORROWERS, THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT AND THE LENDERS, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, EACH HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO HAVE A JURY PARTICIPATE IN RESOLVING ANY DISPUTE, WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, AMONG THE BORROWERS, THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT AND THE LENDERS, OR ANY THEREOF, ARISING OUT OF, IN CONNECTION WITH, RELATED TO, OR INCIDENTAL TO THE RELATIONSHIP ESTABLISHED AMONG THEM IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AMENDMENT OR ANY NOTE OR OTHER INSTRUMENT, DOCUMENT OR AGREEMENT EXECUTED OR DELIVERED IN CONNECTION HEREWITH OR THE TRANSACTIONS RELATED THERETO.  

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed and delivered this Amendment as of the date first set forth above.

 

 

 

 

UNIVERSAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC.

CAVALRY LOGISTICS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

UNIVERSAL CAPACITY SOLUTIONS, LLC

DECO LOGISTICS, INC.

FORE TRANSPORTATION, INC.

HUBER LOGISTICS, LLC

LOGISTICS INSIGHT CORP.

UNIVERSAL INTERMODAL SERVICES, INC.

MICHAEL’S CARTAGE, INC.

ROADRUNNER INTERMODAL SERVICES, LLC

SOUTHERN COUNTIES EXPRESS, INC.

SPECIALIZED RAIL SERVICE, INC.

UNIVERSAL FUEL SALES LLC

WESTPORT AXLE CO., LLC

WESTPORT MACHINING, LLC

 

 

By:

/s/ Violeta V. Golematis

 

 

Violeta V. Golematis

 

 

Treasurer

 

 

Signature Page to

First Amendment Agreement


 

 

 

KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

 

   as the Administrative Agent and as a Lender

 

By:

/s/ Scott Klingbeil

 

 

Scott Klingbeil

 

 

Vice President

 

 

THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK

 

By:

/s/ Michael Schloop

 

Name:

Michael Schloop

 

Title:

Vice President

 

 

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

 

By:

/s/ Andrew C. Beckman

 

Name:

Michael Schloop

 

Title:

Senior Vice President

 

 

COMERICA BANK

 

By:

/s/ Mike Maher

 

Name:

Mike Maher

 

Title:

Relationship Manager

 

 

CITIBANK, N.A.

 

By:

/s/ John McGuire

 

Name:

John McGuire

 

Title:

Senior Vice President

 

 

FIFTH THIRD BANK

 

By:

/s/ J. Eric Hendrickson

 

Name:

J. Eric Hendrickson

 

Title:

VP Relationship Manager

 

 

FIRST HORIZON BANK

 

By:

/s/ R. Keith Kirby

 

Name:

R. Keith Kirby

 

Title:

Senior Vice President

 

Signature Page to

First Amendment Agreement


 

 

 

FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB

 

By:

/s/ Elizabeth K. Hausman

 

Name:

Elizabeth K. Hausman

 

Title:

First Vice President

 

 

BANK OF THE WEST

 

By:

/s/ David J. Dannemiller

 

Name:

David J. Dannemiller

 

Title:

Managing Director

 

 

FIRST MERCHANTS BANK

 

By:

/s/ John Brodhun

 

Name:

John Brodhun

 

Title:

VP

 

 

 

Signature Page to

First Amendment Agreement


 

GUARANTOR ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND AGREEMENT

 

The undersigned consent and agree to and acknowledge the terms of the foregoing First Amendment Agreement.  The undersigned further agree that the obligations of the undersigned pursuant to the Guaranty of Payment executed by the undersigned are hereby ratified and shall remain in full force and effect and be unaffected hereby. The undersigned hereby waive and release the Administrative Agent and the Lenders and their respective directors, officers, employees, attorneys, affiliates and subsidiaries from any and all claims, offsets, defenses and counterclaims of any kind or nature, absolute and contingent, of which the undersigned are aware or should be aware, such waiver and release being with full knowledge and understanding of the circumstances and effect thereof and after having consulted legal counsel with respect thereto.

 

JURY TRIAL WAIVER.  THE UNDERSIGNED, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, HEREBY WAIVER ANY RIGHT TO HAVE A JURY PARTICIPATE IN RESOLVING ANY DISPUTE, WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, AMONG THE BORROWERS, THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT, THE LENDERS AND THE UNDERSIGNED, OR ANY THEREOF, ARISING OUT OF, IN CONNECTION WITH, RELATED TO, OR INCIDENTAL TO THE RELATIONSHIP ESTABLISHED AMONG THEM IN CONNECTION WITH THIS GUARANTOR ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND AGREEMENT, THE AMENDMENT OR ANY NOTE OR OTHER INSTRUMENT, DOCUMENT OR AGREEMENT EXECUTED OR DELIVERED IN CONNECTION HEREWITH OR THE TRANSACTIONS RELATED THERETO.  

 

UNIVERSAL DEDICATED OF

ARLINGTON, TX LLC

UNIVERSAL DEDICATED OF FORT

WAYNE, IN LLC

UNIVERSAL DEDICATED OF

ROMULUS, MI LLC

UNIVERSAL DEDICATED OF DETROIT,

MI LLC

UNIVERSAL DEDICATED OF

NEBRASKA & WISCONSIN LLC

UNIVERSAL DEDICATED OF SMYRNA,

TN LLC

 

 

APA HOLDINGS LLC

AQUARIUS FINANCIAL, INC.

CENTRAL CAL TRANSPORTATION, LLC

DIVERSIFIED CONTRACT SERVICES, INC.

LGSI EQUIPMENT OF INDIANA, LLC

LINC LOGISTICS LLC

LINC OF MICHIGAN, LLC

MORGAN SOUTHERN, INC.

PURCHASED TRANSPORTATION SERVICES, LLC

UNIVERSAL ON-DEMAND, INC.

UNIVERSAL REMANUFACTURING CO.,

     LLC

 

By:

/s/ Violeta V. Golematis

 

UT RENT A CAR, INC.

 

Violeta V. Golematis

 

UTS REALTY, LLC

 

Authorized (Bank) Signer

 

UTSI FINANCE, INC.

 

 

 

WANDO TRUCKING, LLC

 

 

 

WESTPORT MACHINING HOLDINGS, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Violeta V. Golematis

 

 

 

 

Violeta V. Golematis

 

 

 

 

Treasurer

 

 

 

Signature Page to

Guarantor Acknowledgment and Agreement


 

 

EXHIBIT A

TO FIRST AMENDMENT AGREEMENT

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Conformed Credit Agreement reflecting changes pursuant to

First Amendment Agreement, dated as of September 30, 2022

 

CREDIT AND SECURITY AGREEMENT

 

among

 

UNIVERSAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC.

THE OTHER BORROWERS NAMED HEREIN

as Borrowers

 

THE LENDERS NAMED HEREIN

as Lenders

 

and

 

KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

as Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lender and Issuing Lender

 

KEYBANC CAPITAL MARKETS, INC.

as Joint Lead Arranger and Joint Book Runner

 

THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

as Joint Lead Arranger, Joint Book Runner and SyndicationCo-Syndication Agent

 

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

SANTANDER BANK, N.A.

CITIBANK, N.A.

CITIZENS BANK, N.A.

FIFTH THIRD BANK

COMERICA BANK

As Documentation Agent

as Co-Documentation Agents

_____________________

 

dated as of

November 27, 2018

_____________________

 

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ARTICLE I.  DEFINITIONS

1

Section 1.1.  Definitions

1

Section 1.2.  Accounting Terms

4042

Section 1.3.  Terms Generally

4143

Section 1.4.  Divisions

43

Section 1.5.  Rates

43

ARTICLE II.  AMOUNT AND TERMS OF CREDIT

4144

Section 2.1.  Amount and Nature of Credit

4144

Section 2.2.  Revolving Credit Commitment

4145

Section 2.3.  Term Loan Commitment47[Reserved]

50

Section 2.4.  Interest

4750

Section 2.5.  Evidence of Indebtedness

4951

Section 2.6.  Notice of Loans and Credit Events; Funding of Loans

4951

Section 2.7.  Payment on Loans and Other Obligations

5153

Section 2.8.  Prepayment

5254

Section 2.9.  Commitment and Other Fees

5254

Section 2.10.  Modifications to Commitment

5355

Section 2.11.  Computation of Interest and Fees

5556

Section 2.12.  Mandatory Payments

5556

Section 2.13.  Cash Collateral

5857

Section 2.14.  Liability of Borrowers

58

Section 2.15.  Extension of Term Loan Maturity Date or Commitment Period

60

Section 2.16.  Addition of a Borrower

61

ARTICLE III.  ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO EURODOLLAR LOANS; INCREASED CAPITALCOSTS; ILLEGALITY; INABILITY TO DETERMINE RATES; TAXES

6362

Section 3.1.  Requirements of Law

6362

Section 3.2.  Taxes

6564

Section 3.3.  Funding Losses69Breakage Compensation

68

Section 3.4.  Change of Lending Office

7069

Section 3.5.  EurodollarSOFR Rate Lending Unlawful; Inability to Determine Rate

7069

Section 3.6.  Replacement of Lenders

71

Section 3.7.  Discretion of Lenders as to Manner of Funding

7271

Section 3.8.  Permanent Inability to Determine Rate; Benchmark Replacement

71

ARTICLE IV.  CONDITIONS PRECEDENT

7273

Section 4.1.  Conditions to Each Credit Event

7273

Section 4.2.  Conditions to the First Credit Event

73

Section 4.3.  Post-Closing Conditions

7677

ARTICLE V.  COVENANTS

7778

Section 5.1.  Insurance

7778

Section 5.2.  Money Obligations

7778

Section 5.3.  Financial Statements and Information

7879

Section 5.4.  Financial Records

7980

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Section 5.5.  Franchises; Change in Business

7980

Section 5.6.  ERISA Pension and Benefit Plan Compliance

7980

Section 5.7.  Financial Covenants

8081

Section 5.8.  Borrowing

81

Section 5.9.  Liens

8283

Section 5.10.  Regulations T, U and X

8384

Section 5.11.  Investments, Loans and Guaranties

8384

Section 5.12.  Merger and Sale of Assets

8485

Section 5.13.  Acquisitions

8586

Section 5.14.  Notice

8687

Section 5.15.  Restricted Payments

8687

Section 5.16.  Environmental Compliance

8788

Section 5.17.  Affiliate Transactions

8788

Section 5.18.  Use of Proceeds

88

Section 5.19.  Corporate Names and Locations of Collateral

8889

Section 5.20.  Subsidiary Guaranties, Security Documents and Pledge of Stock or Other Ownership Interest

89

Section 5.21.  Collateral

90

Section 5.22.  Property Acquired Subsequent to the Closing Date and Right to Take Additional Collateral

9293

Section 5.23.  Restrictive Agreements

9293

Section 5.24.  Guaranty Under Material Indebtedness Agreement

93

Section 5.25.  Subordinated Debt Documents

93

Section 5.26.  Senior Ranking

9394

Section 5.27.  Amendment of Organizational Documents

9394

Section 5.28.  Fiscal Year of Borrowers

9394

Section 5.29.  Banking Relationship

9394

Section 5.30.  Compliance with Laws

9394

Section 5.31.  Beneficial Ownership

9394

Section 5.32.  Further Assurances

94

ARTICLE VI.  REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

9495

Section 6.1.  Corporate Existence; Subsidiaries; Foreign Qualification

9495

Section 6.2.  Corporate Authority

9495

Section 6.3.  Compliance with Laws and Contracts

95

Section 6.4.  Litigation and Administrative Proceedings

9596

Section 6.5.  Title to Assets

96

Section 6.6.  Liens and Security Interests

96

Section 6.7.  Tax Returns

9697

Section 6.8.  Environmental Laws

9697

Section 6.9.  Locations

97

Section 6.10.  Continued Business

9798

Section 6.11.  Employee Benefits Plans

9798

Section 6.12.  Consents or Approvals

98

Section 6.13.  Solvency

98

Section 6.14.  Financial Statements

9899

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Section 6.15.  Regulations

9899

Section 6.16.  Material Agreements

9899

Section 6.17.  Intellectual Property

99

Section 6.18.  Insurance

99100

Section 6.19.  Deposit Accounts and Securities Accounts

99100

Section 6.20.  Accurate and Complete Statements

99100

Section 6.21.  Investment Company; Other Restrictions

99100

Section 6.22.  Subordinated Debt Documents

99100

Section 6.23.  Beneficial Ownership

100

Section 6.24.  Defaults

100

ARTICLE VII. SECURITY

100101

Section 7.1.  Security Interest in Collateral

100101

Section 7.2.  Collections and Receipt of Proceeds by Borrowers

100101

Section 7.3.  Collections and Receipt of Proceeds by Administrative Agent

101102

Section 7.4.  Administrative Agent’s Authority Under Pledged Notes

102103

Section 7.5.  Commercial Tort Claims

103104

Section 7.6.  Use of Inventory and Equipment

103104

ARTICLE VIII.  EVENTS OF DEFAULT

103104

Section 8.1.  Payments

103104

Section 8.2.  Special Covenants

103104

Section 8.3.  Other Covenants

104

Section 8.4.  Representations and Warranties

104105

Section 8.5.  Cross Default

104105

Section 8.6.  ERISA Default

104105

Section 8.7.  Change in Control

104105

Section 8.8.  Judgments

105

Section 8.9.  Security

105106

Section 8.10.  Validity of Loan Documents

105106

Section 8.11.  Solvency

105106

ARTICLE IX.  REMEDIES UPON DEFAULT

106107

Section 9.1.  Optional Defaults

106107

Section 9.2.  Automatic Defaults

106107

Section 9.3.  Letters of Credit

107

Section 9.4.  Offsets

107108

Section 9.5.  Equalization Provisions

108

Section 9.6.  Collateral

109

Section 9.7.  Other Remedies

110

Section 9.8.  Application of Proceeds

110

ARTICLE X.  THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT

111

Section 10.1.  Appointment and Authorization

112111

Section 10.2. Note Holders

112

Section 10.3.  Consultation With Counsel

113112

Section 10.4.  Documents

113

Section 10.5.  Administrative Agent and Affiliates

113

Section 10.6.  Knowledge or Notice of Default

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Section 10.7.  Action by Administrative Agent

113

Section 10.8.  Release of Collateral or Guarantor of Payment

114

Section 10.9.  Delegation of Duties

114

Section 10.10.  Indemnification of Administrative Agent

114

Section 10.11.  Successor Administrative Agent

115

Section 10.12.  Issuing Lender

115

Section 10.13.  Swing Line Lender

115

Section 10.14.  Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim

116115

Section 10.15.  No Reliance on Administrative Agent’s Customer Identification Program

116

Section 10.16.  Other Agents

116

Section 10.17.  Platform

117

Section 10.18.  Acknowledgements Regarding Erroneous Payments

117

ARTICLE XI.  MISCELLANEOUS

117120

Section 11.1.  Lenders’ Independent Investigation

117120

Section 11.2.  No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies

118120

Section 11.3.  Amendments, Waivers and Consents

118120

Section 11.4.  Notices

120122

Section 11.5.  Costs, Expenses and Documentary Taxes

120122

Section 11.6.  Indemnification

121123

Section 11.7.  Obligations Several; No Fiduciary Obligations

121124

Section 11.8.  Execution in Counterparts

122124

Section 11.9.  Successors and Assigns

122124

Section 11.10.  Defaulting Lenders

129130

Section 11.11.  Patriot Act Notice

132133

Section 11.12.  Severability of Provisions; Captions; Attachments

132133

Section 11.13.  Investment Purpose

132134

Section 11.14.  Entire Agreement

133134

Section 11.15.  Limitations on Liability of the Issuing Lender

133134

Section 11.16.  General Limitation of Liability

133134

Section 11.17.  No Duty

134135

Section 11.18.  Legal Representation of Parties

134135

Section 11.19.  Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEAAffected Financial Institutions

134135

Section 11.20.  Certain ERISA Matters

136

Section 11.21.  Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs

137

Section 11.2011.22.  Governing Law; Submission to Jurisdiction

135137

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Exhibit A

Form of Revolving Credit Note

Exhibit B

Form of Swing Line Note

Exhibit C

Form of Term NoteReserved

Exhibit D

Form of Notice of Loan

Exhibit E

Form of Compliance Certificate

Exhibit F

Form of Assignment and Assumption Agreement

Exhibit G‑1

Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (For Foreign Lenders That Are Not Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)

Exhibit G‑2

Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (For Foreign Participants That Are Not Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)

Exhibit G‑3

Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (For Foreign Participants That Are Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)

Exhibit G‑4

Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (For Foreign Lenders That Are Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)

 

 

Schedule 1

Commitments of Lenders

Schedule 2

Borrowers

Schedule 3

Guarantors of Payment

Schedule 4

Pledged Securities

Schedule 5

Disclosed Action

Schedule 5.8

Indebtedness

Schedule 5.9

Liens

Schedule 5.11

Permitted Investments

Schedule 6.1

Corporate Existence; Subsidiaries; Foreign Qualification

Schedule 6.4

Litigation and Administrative Proceedings

Schedule 6.5

Real Estate Owned by the Credit Parties

Schedule 6.9

Locations

Schedule 6.11

Employee Benefits Plans

Schedule 6.16

Material Agreements

Schedule 6.17

Intellectual Property

Schedule 6.18

Insurance

Schedule 6.19

Deposit Accounts and Securities Accounts

Schedule 7.4

Pledged Notes

Schedule 7.5

Commercial Tort Claims

 

 

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This CREDIT AND SECURITY AGREEMENT (as the same may from time to time be amended, restated or otherwise modified, this “Agreement”) is made effective as of the 27th day of November, 2018 among:

 

(a)UNIVERSAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC., a Michigan corporation (“Universal Management”);

 

(b)each Affiliate, as hereinafter defined, of Universal Management listed on Schedule 2 hereto (together with Universal Management, collectively, the “Borrowers” and, individually, each a “Borrower”);

 

(c)the lenders listed on Schedule 1 hereto and each other Eligible Assignee, as hereinafter defined, that from time to time becomes a party hereto pursuant to Section 11.9 hereof (collectively, the “Lenders” and, individually, each a “Lender”); and

 

(d)KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, a national banking association, as the administrative agent for the Lenders under this Agreement (the “Administrative Agent”), the Swing Line Lender and the Issuing Lender.

 

 

WITNESSETH:

 

WHEREAS, the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders desire to contract for the establishment of credits in the aggregate principal amounts hereinafter set forth, to be made available to the Borrowers upon the terms and subject to the conditions hereinafter set forth;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, it is mutually agreed as follows:

 

 

ARTICLE I.  DEFINITIONS

 

Section 1.1.  Definitions.  As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:

 

“Account” means an account, as that term is defined in the U.C.C.

 

“Account Debtor” means an account debtor, as that term is defined in the U.C.C., or any other Person obligated to pay all or any part of an Account in any manner and includes (without limitation) any Guarantor thereof.

 

“Acquisition” means any transaction or series of related transactions for the purpose of or resulting, directly or indirectly, in (a) the acquisition of all or substantially all of the assets of any Person (other than a Company), or any business or division of any Person (other than a Company), (b) the acquisition of in excess of fifty percent (50%) of the outstanding capital stock (or other equity interest) of any Person (other than a Company), or (c) the acquisition of another Person

 


 

(other than a Company) by a merger, amalgamation or consolidation or any other combination with such Person.

 

“Additional Commitment” means that term as defined in Section 2.10(b)(i) hereof.

 

“Additional Lender” means an Eligible Assignee that shall become a Lender during the Commitment Increase Period pursuant to Section 2.10(b) hereof.

 

“Additional Lender Assumption Agreement” means an additional lender assumption agreement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, wherein an Additional Lender shall become a Lender.

 

“Additional Lender Assumption Effective Date” means that term as defined in Section 2.10(b)(ii) hereof.

 

“Additional Term Loan Facility” means that term as defined in Section 2.10(b)(i) hereof.

“Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR” means with respect to a Daily Simple SOFR Loan, the greater of (a) the sum of (i) Daily Simple SOFR and (ii) the SOFR Index Adjustment, and (b) the Floor.

 

“Additional Term Loan Facility Amendment” means that term as defined in Section 2.10(c)(ii) hereof.

“Adjusted Term SOFR ” means for any Available Tenor and Interest Period with respect to a SOFR Loan, the greater of (a) the sum of (i) Term SOFR for such Available Tenor or Interest Period, and (ii) the SOFR Index Adjustment and (b) the Floor.

 

“Administrative Agent” means that term as defined in the first paragraph of this Agreement.

 

“Administrative Agent Fee Letter” means the Administrative Agent Fee Letter between the Administrative Borrower and the Administrative Agent, dated as of the Closing Date, as the same may from time to time be amended, restated or otherwise modified.

 

“Administrative Borrower” means Universal Management.

 

“Advantage” means any payment (whether made voluntarily or involuntarily, by offset of any deposit or other indebtedness or otherwise) received by any Lender (a) prior to an Equalization Event, in respect of the Applicable Debt, if such payment results in that Lender having less than its pro rata share (based upon its Applicable Commitment Percentage) of the Applicable Debt then outstanding, and (b) on and after an Equalization Event, in respect of the Obligations, if such payment results in that Lender having less than its pro rata share (based upon its EqualizationCommitment Percentage) of the Obligations then outstanding.

 

“Affected Financial Institution” means (a) any EEA Financial Institution or (b) any UK Financial Institution.

 

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“Affiliate” means, with respect to a specified Person, another Person that directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, Controls or is Controlled by or is under common Control with the Person specified.

 

“Affiliated Lender” means, collectively, any Affiliate of a Borrower (other than a  Borrower or a Guarantor of Payment).

 

“Agent Parties” means that term as defined in Section 10.17(b) hereof.

 

“Agreement” means that term as defined in the first paragraph of this agreement.

 

“Anti-Corruption Laws” means all laws, rules, and regulations of any jurisdiction applicable to the Companies from time to time concerning or relating to bribery or corruption (including, without limitation, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA) (15 U.S.C. § 78dd-1, et seq.), as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder, and the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (S.C. 1998, c. 34), as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder).

 

“APA” means APA Holdings, LLC, an Illinois limited liability company.

 

“Applicable Commitment Fee Rate” means:  

 

(a)for the period from the ClosingFirst Amendment Effective Date through February 28, 2019, twenty-five (25.00November 30, 2022, twenty (20.00) basis points; and

 

(b)commencing with the Combined financial statements of the Universal Group for the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2018September 30, 2022, the number of basis points set forth in the following matrix, based upon the result of the computation of the Leverage Ratio as set forth in the Compliance Certificate for such fiscal period and, thereafter, as set forth in each successive Compliance Certificate, as provided below:

 

Leverage Ratio

Applicable Commitment Fee Rate

Greater than 3.00 to 1.00

30.00 basis points

Greater than 2.50 to 1.00 but less than or equal to 3.00 to 1.00

25.00 basis points

Greater than 1.50 to 1.00 but less than or equal to 2.50 to 1.00

20.00 basis points

Less than or equal to 1.50 to 1.00

15.00 basis points

 

The first date on which the Applicable Commitment Fee Rate is subject to change is MarchDecember 1, 20192022.  After MarchDecember 1, 20192022, changes to the Applicable Commitment Fee Rate shall be effective on the first day of each calendar month following the date upon which the Administrative Agent should have received, pursuant to Section 5.3(c) hereof, the Compliance Certificate.  The above pricing matrix does not modify or waive, in any respect, the requirements of Section 5.7 hereof, the rights of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders to charge the Default Rate, or the rights and remedies of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders pursuant to Articles VIII and IX hereof.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (i)

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during any period when the Borrowers shall have failed to timely deliver the Combined financial statements pursuant to Section 5.3(a) or (b) hereof, or the Compliance Certificate pursuant to Section 5.3(c) hereof, until such time as the appropriate Combined financial statements and Compliance Certificate are delivered, the Applicable Commitment Fee Rate shall, at the election of the Administrative Agent (which may be retroactively effective), be the highest rate per annum indicated in the above pricing grid regardless of the Leverage Ratio at such time, and (ii) in the event that any financial information or certification provided to the Administrative Agent in the Compliance Certificate is shown to be inaccurate (regardless of whether this Agreement or the Commitment is in effect when such inaccuracy is discovered), and such inaccuracy, if corrected, would have led to the application of a higher Applicable Commitment Fee Rate for any period (an “Applicable Commitment Fee Period”) than the Applicable Commitment Fee Rate applied for such Applicable Commitment Fee Period, then (A) the Borrowers shall promptly deliver to the Administrative Agent a corrected Compliance Certificate for such Applicable Commitment Fee Period, (B) the Applicable Commitment Fee Rate shall be determined based on such corrected Compliance Certificate, and (C) the Borrowers shall, upon notice from the Administrative Agent, promptly pay, to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Lenders, the accrued additional fees owing as a result of such increased Applicable Commitment Fee Rate for such Applicable Commitment Fee Period; provided that if such inaccuracy, if corrected, would have led to the application of a higher Applicable Commitment Fee Rate for one or more periods and a lower Applicable Commitment Fee Rate for one or more other periods, then the amount payable by Borrowers shall be based upon the excess, if any, of the amount of fees that should have been paid for all applicable periods over the amount of fees actually paid for such periods.

 

“Applicable Commitment PercentageMargin” means, for each Lender:  

 

(a)with respect to the Revolving Credit Commitment, the percentage, if any, set forth opposite such Lender’s name under the column headed “Revolving Credit Commitment Percentage”, as set forth on Schedule 1 hereto, subject to assignments of interests pursuant to Section 3.6 or 11.9 hereof and reductions pursuant to Section 2.10(a) hereof; and

(b)with respect to the Term Loan Commitment (or the Term Loan if the Term Loan Commitment is no longer in effect), the percentage, if any, set forth opposite such Lender’s name under the column headed “Term Loan Commitment Percentage”, as set forth on Schedule 1 hereto, subject to assignments of interests pursuant to Section 3.6 or 11.9 hereof.

“Applicable Debt” means:

(a)with respect to the Revolving Credit Commitment, collectively, (i) all Indebtedness incurred by the Borrowers to the Revolving Lenders pursuant to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, and includes, without limitation, the principal of and interest on all Revolving Loans and all Swing Loans and all obligations with respect to Letters of Credit, (ii) each extension, renewal or refinancing of the foregoing, in whole or in part, (iii) the commitment, prepayment and other fees and amounts payable hereunder in connection with the Revolving Credit Commitment, and (iv) all Related Expenses incurred in connection with the foregoing; and

(b)with respect to the Term Loan Commitment, collectively, (i) all Indebtedness incurred by the Borrowers to the Term Lenders pursuant to this Agreement

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and the other Loan Documents, and includes, without limitation, the principal of and interest on the Term Loan, (ii) each extension, renewal or refinancing of the foregoing in whole or in part, (iii) all prepayment and other fees and amounts payable hereunder in connection with the Term Loan Commitment, and (iv) all Related Expenses incurred in connection with the foregoing.

“Applicable Margin” means:

(a)for the period from the ClosingFirst Amendment Effective Date through February 28, 2019November 30, 2022, (i) one hundred seventy-five (175.00fifty (150.00) basis points for EurodollarSOFR Loans, and (ii) seventy-five (75.00fifty (50.00) basis points for Base Rate Loans; and

 

(b)commencing with the Combined financial statements of the Universal Group for the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2018September 30, 2022, the number of basis points (depending upon whether Loans are EurodollarSOFR Loans or Base Rate Loans) set forth in the following matrix, based upon the result of the computation of the Leverage Ratio as set forth in the Compliance Certificate for such fiscal period and, thereafter, as set forth in each successive Compliance Certificate, as provided below:

 

Leverage

Ratio

Applicable Basis Points for

EurodollarSOFR Loans

Applicable Basis Points for Base Rate Loans

Greater than 3.00 to 1.00

200.00

100.00

Greater than 2.50 to 1.00

but less than or equal to 3.00 to 1.00

175.00

75.00

Greater than 1.50 to 1.00

but less than or equal to 2.50 to 1.00

150.00

50.00

Less than or equal to 1.50 to 1.00

125.00

25.00

 

The first date on which the Applicable Margin is subject to change is MarchDecember 1, 20192022.  After MarchDecember 1, 20192022, changes to the Applicable Margin shall be effective on the first day of each calendar month following the date upon which the Administrative Agent should have received, pursuant to Section 5.3(c) hereof, the Compliance Certificate.  The above pricing matrix does not modify or waive, in any respect, the requirements of Section 5.7 hereof, the rights of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders to charge the Default Rate, or the rights and remedies of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders pursuant to Articles VIII and IX hereof.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (i) during any period when the Borrowers shall have failed to timely deliver the Combined financial statements pursuant to Section 5.3(a) or (b) hereof, or the Compliance Certificate pursuant to Section 5.3(c) hereof, until such time as the appropriate Combined financial statements and Compliance Certificate are delivered, the Applicable Margin shall, at the election of the Administrative Agent (which may be retroactively effective), be the highest rate per annum indicated in the above pricing grid for Loans of that type, regardless of the Leverage Ratio at such time, and (ii) in the event that any financial information or certification provided to the Administrative Agent in the Compliance Certificate is shown to be inaccurate (regardless of whether this Agreement or the Commitment is in effect when such inaccuracy is discovered), and such inaccuracy, if corrected, would have led to the application of

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a higher Applicable Margin for any period (an “Applicable Margin Period”) than the Applicable Margin applied for such Applicable Margin Period, then (A) the Borrowers shall promptly deliver to the Administrative Agent a corrected Compliance Certificate for such Applicable Margin Period, (B) the Applicable Margin shall be determined based on such corrected Compliance Certificate, and (C) the Borrowers shall, upon notice from the Administrative Agent, promptly pay to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Lenders, the accrued additional interest owing as a result of such increased Applicable Margin for such Applicable Margin Period; provided that, if such inaccuracy, if corrected, would have led to the application of a higher Applicable Margin for one or more periods and a lower Applicable Margin for one or more other periods, then the amount payable by Borrowers shall be based upon the excess, if any, of the amount of interest that should have been paid for all applicable periods over the amount of interest actually paid for such periods.

 

“Approved Fund” means any Person (other than a natural Person) that is (or will be) engaged in making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans, bonds and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its activities that is administered or managed by (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of a Lender, or (c) an entity or an Affiliate of an entity that administers or manages a Lender.

 

“Assignment Agreement” means an Assignment and Assumption Agreement entered into by a Lender and an Eligible Assignee (with the consent of any party whose consent is required by Section 11.9 hereof), and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in substantially the form of the attached Exhibit F, or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion.

 

“Attributable Indebtedness” means, as of any date of determination, (a) in respect of any Capitalized Lease Obligations of any Person, the capitalized amount thereof that would appear on a balance sheet of such Person prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP, (b) in respect of any Synthetic Lease Obligation, the capitalized amount of the remaining lease or similar payments under the relevant lease or other applicable agreement or instrument that would appear on a balance sheet of such Person prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP if such lease or other agreement or instrument were accounted for as a Capitalized Lease Obligations, and (c) all Synthetic Indebtedness of such Person.

 

“Authorized Officer” means a Financial Officer or other individual authorized by a Financial Officer in writing (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) to handle certain administrative matters in connection with this Agreement.

 

“Available Tenor” means, as of any date of determination and with respect to the then-current Benchmark, (a) if such Benchmark is a term rate, any tenor for such Benchmark (or component thereof) that is or may be used for determining the length of an interest period pursuant to this Agreement, or (b) otherwise, any payment period for interest calculated with reference to such Benchmark (or component thereof) that is or may be used for determining any frequency of making payments of interest calculated with reference to such Benchmark, in each case, as of such date and not including, for the avoidance of doubt, any tenor for such Benchmark that is then-removed from the definition of “Interest Period” pursuant to Section 3.8(d) hereof.

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

 

“Bail-In Legislation” means, (a) 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, regulation rule or requirement for such EEA Member Country from time to time that is described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule. and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, Part I of the United Kingdom Banking Act 2009 (as amended from time to time) and any other law, regulation or rule applicable in the United Kingdom relating to the resolution of unsound or failing banks, investment firms or other financial institutions or their affiliates (other than through liquidation, administration or other insolvency proceedings).

 

“Bank Product Agreements” means those certain cash management services and other agreements entered into from time to time between a Company and the Administrative Agent or a Lender (or an Affiliate of a Lender) in connection with any of the Bank Products.

 

“Bank Product Obligations” means all obligations, liabilities, contingent reimbursement obligations, fees and expenses owing by a Company to the Administrative Agent or any Lender (or an Affiliate of a Lender) pursuant to or evidenced by the Bank Product Agreements.

 

“Bank Products” means a service or facility extended to a Company by the Administrative Agent or any Lender (or an Affiliate of a Lender) for (a) credit cards and credit card processing services, (b) debit cards, purchase cards and stored value cards, (c) ACH transactions, and (d) cash management, including controlled disbursement, accounts or services.

 

“Bankruptcy Code” means Title 11 of the United States Code entitled “Bankruptcy”, as now or hereafter in effect, or any successor thereto, as hereafter amended.

 

“Base Rate” means, for any day, a fluctuating rate per annum equal to the highest of (a) the Prime Rate, (b) one‑half of one percent (.50%) in excess of the Federal Funds Effective Rate, and (c) one percent (1%) in excess of the London interbank offered rate for loans in EurodollarsAdjusted Term SOFR for a period of one month (or, if such day is not a Business Day, such rate as calculated on the most recentimmediately preceding Business Day), and (d) the Floor.  Any change in the Base Rate due to a change in the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Effective Rate or Adjusted Term SOFR shall be effective immediately from and afterincluding the effective date of such change in the BasePrime Rate.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, if at any time the Base Rate as determined above is less than zero, it shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement, the Federal Funds Effective Rate or Adjusted Term SOFR, respectively.

 

“Base Rate Loan” means a Revolving Loan described in Section 2.2(a) hereof or a portion of the Term Loan described in Section 2.3 hereof, in each case that shall be denominated in Dollars and on which the Borrowers shall pay interest at the Derived Base Rate.

 

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“Benchmark” means, initially, with respect to (a) any Daily Simple SOFR Loan, Daily Simple SOFR, and (b) any Term SOFR Loan, Term SOFR; provided that if a Benchmark Transition Event has occurred with respect to the then-current Benchmark, then “Benchmark” means the applicable Benchmark Replacement to the extent that such Benchmark Replacement has replaced such prior benchmark rate pursuant to Section 3.8 hereof.

 

“Benchmark Replacement” means, with respect to any Benchmark Transition Event for the then-current Benchmark, the sum of: (a) the alternate benchmark rate that has been selected by the Administrative Agent as the replacement for such Benchmark giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a replacement benchmark rate or the mechanism for determining such a rate by the Relevant Governmental Body or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a benchmark rate as a replacement for such Benchmark for syndicated credit facilities denominated in Dollars at such time and (b) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment, if any; provided that, if such Benchmark Replacement as so determined would be less than the Floor, such Benchmark Replacement will be deemed to be the Floor for the purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.

 

“Benchmark Replacement Adjustment” means, with respect to any replacement of any then-current Benchmark with an Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for any applicable Available Tenor, the spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment (which may be a positive or negative value or zero), if any, that has been selected by the Administrative Agent giving due consideration to (a) any selection or recommendation of a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement by the Relevant Governmental Body or (b) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for Dollar denominated syndicated credit facilities.

 

“Benchmark Replacement Date” means the earlier to occur of the following events with respect to the then-current Benchmark:

 

(a)in the case of clause (a) or (b) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event”, the later of (i) the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein and (ii) the date on which the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) permanently or indefinitely ceases to provide all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof); or

 

(b)in the case of clause (c) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the first date on which such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) has been determined and announced by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) to be non-representative; provided that such non-representativeness will be determined by reference to the most recent statement or publication referenced in such clause (c) and even if any Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) continues to be provided on such date.

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For the avoidance of doubt, the “Benchmark Replacement Date” will be deemed to have occurred in the case of clause (a) or (b) with respect to any Benchmark upon the occurrence of the applicable event or events set forth therein with respect to all then-current Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof).

 

“Benchmark Transition Event” means, with respect to the then-current Benchmark, the occurrence of one or more of the following events with respect to such Benchmark:

 

(a)a public statement or publication of information by or on behalf of the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) announcing that such administrator has ceased or will cease to provide all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof), permanently or indefinitely, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide any Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof);

 

(b)a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof), the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York,  an insolvency official with jurisdiction over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component), a resolution authority with jurisdiction over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component) or a court or an entity with similar insolvency or resolution authority over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component), which states that the administrator of such Benchmark (or such component) has ceased or will cease to provide all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) permanently or indefinitely, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide any Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof); or

 

(c)a public statement or publication of information by or on behalf of the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) or the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) announcing that all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) are not, or as of a specified future date will not be, representative.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, a “Benchmark Transition Event” will be deemed to have occurred with respect to any Benchmark if a public statement or publication of information set forth above has occurred with respect to each then-current Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof).

 

“Benchmark Transition Start Date” means, with respect to any Benchmark, in the case of a Benchmark Transition Event, the earlier of (i) the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date and (ii) if such Benchmark Transition Event is a public statement or publication of information of a prospective event, the ninetieth (90th)  day prior to the expected date of such event as of such public

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statement or publication of information (or if the expected date of such prospective event is fewer than ninety (90) days after such statement or publication, the date of such statement or publication).

 

“Benchmark Unavailability Period” means, with respect to any then-current Benchmark, the period (if any) (a) beginning at the time that a Benchmark Replacement Date with respect to such Benchmark pursuant to clauses (a) or (b) of that definition has occurred if, at such time, no Benchmark Replacement has replaced such Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in accordance with Section 3.8 hereof and (b) ending at the time that a Benchmark Replacement has replaced such Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in accordance with Section 3.8 hereof.

 

“Beneficial Ownership Certification” means a certification regarding beneficial ownership required by the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.

 

“Beneficial Ownership Regulation” means 31 C.F.R. § 1010.230.

 

“Benefit Plan” means any of (a) an “employee benefit plan” (as defined in ERISA) that is subject to Title I of ERISA, (b) a “plan” as defined in and subject to Section 4975 of the Code or (c) any Person whose assets include (for purposes of ERISA Section 3(42) or otherwise for purposes of Title I of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code) the assets of any such “employee benefit plan” or “plan”.

 

“BHC Act Affiliate” of a party means an “affiliate” (as such term is defined under, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. 1841(k)) of such party.

 

“Borrower” means that term as defined in the first paragraph of this Agreement.

 

“Borrowers” means that term as defined in the first paragraph of this Agreement.

 

“Business Day” means a(i) any day that is not aother than Saturday, a Sunday or another day of the year on which national banksany other day on which commercial banks in Cleveland, Ohio or New York, New York are authorized or required by law to close in Cleveland, Ohio, and, in addition, if the applicable Business Day relates to a Eurodollar Loan, is a day of the year on which dealings in Dollar deposits are carried on in the London interbank Eurodollar market.and (ii) with respect to any matters relating to SOFR Loans, a SOFR Business Day.

 

“Capital Distribution” means a payment made, liability incurred or other consideration given by a Company to any Person that is not a Company, (a) for the purchase, acquisition, redemption, repurchase, payment or retirement of any capital stock or other equity interest of such Company, or (b) as a dividend, return of capital or other distribution (other than any stock dividend, stock split or other equity distribution payable only in capital stock or other equity of such Company) in respect of such Company’s capital stock or other equity interest.

 

“Capitalized Lease Obligations” means the obligations of the Companies to pay rent or other amounts under a lease of (or other agreement conveying the right to use) real and/or personal property, which obligations are required to be classified and accounted for as a capital lease or a

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finance lease on the balance sheet of such Person under GAAP and, for the purposes of this Agreement, the amount of such obligations shall be the capitalized amount thereof, determined in accordance with GAAP.

 

“Cash Collateral Account” means a commercial Deposit Account designated as a “cash collateral account” and maintained by one or more Borrowers with the Administrative Agent, without liability by the Administrative Agent or the Lenders to pay interest thereon, from which account the Administrative Agent, on behalf of the Lenders, shall have the exclusive right to withdraw funds until all of the Secured Obligations are paid in full.

 

“Cash Collateralize” means to pledge and deposit with or deliver to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Issuing Lender or one or more Lenders, as collateral for the Letter of Credit Exposure or obligations of the Lenders to fund participations in respect of the Letter of Credit Exposure, cash or deposit account balances or, if the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Lender shall agree in their reasonable discretion, other credit support, in each case pursuant to documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Lender.  “Cash Collateral” shall have a meaning analogous to the foregoing and shall include the proceeds of such cash collateral and other credit support.

 

“Cash Equivalent” means cash equivalent as determined in accordance with GAAP.

 

“Cash Security” means all cash, instruments, Deposit Accounts, Securities Accounts and Cash Equivalents, in each case whether matured or unmatured, whether collected or in the process of collection, upon which a Company presently has or may hereafter have any claim or interest, wherever located, including but not limited to any of the foregoing that are presently or may hereafter be existing or maintained with, issued by, drawn upon by, or in the possession of the Administrative Agent or any Lender.

 

“Change in Control” means:

 

(a)the occurrence of any event (whether in one or more transactions) which results in a transfer of control of Parent to a Person other than the Moroun Family Shareholders or MSF Entities;

 

(b)the occurrence of any event (whether in one or more transactions) which results in Moroun Family Shareholders or the MFS Entities failing to own more than fifty‑one percent (51%) of the Equity Interests (on a fully diluted basis) of Parent; or

 

(c)except as otherwise permitted pursuant to Section 5.12 hereof, if Parent shall cease to own and control, directly or indirectly, one hundred percent (100%) of each class of the outstanding Equity Interests of any Borrower or any Guarantor of Payment.

 

“Change in Law” means the occurrence, after the Closing Date, of any of the following: (a) the adoption or taking effect of any Law, rule, regulation or treaty, (b) any change in any Law, rule, regulation or treaty or in the administration, interpretation, implementation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority, or (c) the making or issuance of any request, rule,

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guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) by any Governmental Authority; provided that, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (i) the Dodd-Frank Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder, or issued in connection therewith, and (ii) all requests, rules, guidelines 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, 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 or issued.

 

“Cherokee” means Cherokee Insurance Company, a Michigan insurance company, and its successors and assigns.

“Closing Date” means the effective date of this Agreement as set forth in the first paragraph of this Agreement.

 

“Closing Fee Letter” means the Closing Fee Letter between the Administrative Borrower and the Administrative Agent, dated as of the Closing Date.

 

“Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, together with the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

“Collateral” means (a) all of each Borrower’s existing and future (i) personal property, (ii) Accounts, Investment Property, instruments, contract rights, chattel paper, documents, supporting obligations, letter‑of‑credit rights, Pledged Securities, Pledged Notes, Commercial Tort Claims, General Intangibles, Inventory and Equipment, (iii) funds now or hereafter on deposit in a Cash Collateral Account, and (iv) Cash Security; and (b) Proceeds and products of any of the foregoing; provided that Excluded Property shall not constitute Collateral.

 

“Collateral Access Agreement” means an agreement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, pursuant to which a lessor of real property on which Collateral is stored or otherwise located, or a warehouseman, consignor, processor or other bailee of Inventory or other property owned by any Credit Party, acknowledges the Liens of the CollateralAdministrative Agent and waives (or, if approved by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion, subordinates) any Liens held by such Person on such property, and, if applicable, permits the Administrative Agent access to and use of such property to access, assemble, complete and sell any Collateral stored or otherwise located thereon.

 

“Combined” means the resultant consolidation and combination of the financial statements of the Universal Group in accordance with GAAP, including principles of consolidation and combination consistent with those applied in preparation of the consolidated financial statements referred to in Section 6.14 hereof.

 

“Combined Capital Expenditures” means, for any period, the amount of capital expenditures of the Universal Group, as determined on a Combined basis.

 

“Combined Depreciation and Amortization Charges” means, for any period, the aggregate of all depreciation and amortization charges for fixed assets, leasehold improvements and general

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intangibles (specifically including goodwill) of the Universal Group for such period, as determined on a Combined basis.

 

“Combined EBITDA” means, for any period, as determined on a Combined basis:

 

(a)Combined Net Earnings for such period plus, without duplication, the aggregate amounts deducted in determining such Combined Net Earnings in respect of:

 

(i)Combined Interest Expense;

 

(ii)Combined Income Tax Expense;

 

(iii)Combined Depreciation and Amortization Charges;

 

(iv)non-cash charges for such period (minus the sum of cash payments made during such period with respect to non-cash charges which have previously been added back in the calculation of Combined EBITDA);

 

(v)non-cash losses on sale of assets permitted hereunder;

 

(vi)non-cash stock based compensation;

 

(vii)fees, expenses and costs (including fees of advisors, legal counsels, agents and representatives) incurred in connection with the closing and consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement in an aggregate amount not to exceed Two Million Two Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($2,225,000); and

 

(viii)the sum of the following amounts, but only to the extent that the aggregate amount added-back to Combined Net Earnings pursuant to this subpart (viii) does not exceed fifteen percent (15%) of Combined EBITDA as calculated pursuant to this definition without reference to this subpart (viii):

 

(A)fees, expenses and costs (including fees of advisors, legal counsels, agents and representatives) incurred in connection with any amendment to, or consent or waiver under, the Loan Documents (whether or not consummated);

 

(B)fees, costs and expenses (including fees of advisors, legal counsels, agents and representatives) related to litigation, in each case to the extent accrued and not paid in cash;

 

(C)fees, expenses and costs (including fees of advisors, legal counsels, agents and representatives) incurred in connection with any (1) failed acquisition or disposition (to the extent not duplicative of amounts added back in prior periods) and (2) permitted Acquisition or disposition (to the extent not duplicative of amounts added back in prior periods); and

 

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(D)extraordinary losses in respect of restructurings, location closings, headcount reductions or other similar actions, relocation costs, business process optimizations, integration costs, retention or completion bonuses, employee replacement costs, transition costs, costs related to opening, closure and/or consolidation of facilities, severance charges in respect of employee terminations, start-up losses and other similar charges in connection with consummated mergers, Acquisitions or investments or any disposition permitted under the Loan Documents; minus

 

(b)the extent included in Combined Net Earnings for such period, to the extent included in the calculation of net income, non-cash gains during such period;

 

provided that, (1) for any period during which an Acquisition permitted hereunder occurs, Combined EBITDA shall be calculated after giving pro forma effect to such Acquisition as if such Acquisition had been completed on the first day of the relevant measuring period, and to include appropriate pro forma adjustments reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and calculated on the same basis as set forth in this definition, and (2) Combined EBITDA shall be deemed to be (w) Thirty-Four Million Two Hundred Forty-Four Thousand Dollars ($34,244,000) for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2017, (x) Thirty-Five Million Seven Thousand Dollars ($35,007,000) for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2018, (y) Forty-Two Million Nine Hundred Eighty-Three Thousand Dollars ($42,983,000) for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2018, and (z) Forty-One Million Four Hundred Forty Thousand Dollars ($41,440,000) for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2018..

 

“Combined Fixed Charges” means, for any period, as determined on a Combined basis, the aggregate, without duplication, of (a) Combined Interest Expense, and (b) principal payments on Combined Funded Indebtedness (other than optional prepayments of the Revolving Loans), including payments on Capitalized Lease Obligations.

 

“Combined Funded Indebtedness” means, at any date, all Indebtedness (including, but not limited to, short-term, long-term and Subordinated Indebtedness, if any) of the Universal Group, as determined on a Combined basis; provided that, in the case of the Credit Parties, Combined Funded Indebtedness shall not include any contingent liability of such Credit Party arising from an indemnification or reimbursement obligation of such Credit Party related to (a) the Disclosed Action or (b) any bond or other security granted in connection therewith, so long as the right to receive payment from such Credit Party in respect of such obligation is subordinated to the prior payment in full of all Obligations, pursuant to a duly executed subordination agreement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent..

 

“Combined Income Tax Expense” means, for any period, all provisions for taxes based on the gross or net income of the Universal Group (including, without limitation, any additions to such taxes, and any penalties and interest with respect thereto), as determined on a Combined basis.

 

“Combined Interest Expense” means, for any period, the interest expense (including, without limitation, capitalized interest, the “imputed interest” portion of Capitalized Lease

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Obligations, synthetic leases, asset securitizations, if any, and excluding deferred financing costs) of the Universal Group for such period, as determined on a Combined basis.

 

“Combined Net Earnings” means, for any period, the net income (loss) of the Universal Group for such period, as determined on a Combined basis.

 

“Combined Net Worth” means, at any date, the stockholders’ equity of the Universal Group, determined as of such date on a Combined basis.

 

“Combined Unfunded Capital Expenditures” means, for any period, Combined Capital Expenditures that are not directly financed by the Companies with long-term Indebtedness (other than Revolving Loans) or Capitalized Lease Obligations, as determined on a Combined basis.

 

“Commercial Tort Claim” means a commercial tort claim, as that term is defined in the U.C.C.  (Schedule 7.5 hereto lists all Commercial Tort Claims of the Credit Parties in existence as of the Closing Date.)

 

“Commitment” means the obligation hereunder of the Lenders, (a) during the Commitment Period, to make Revolving Loans and to participate in Swing Loans and the issuance of Letters of Credit pursuant to the Revolving Credit Commitment, and (b) to make the Term Loan pursuant to the Term Loan Commitment; up to the Total Commitment Amount.

 

“Commitment Increase Period” means the period from the ClosingFirst Amendment Effective Date to the date that is six months prior to the last day of the Commitment Period.

 

“Commitment Percentage” means, for each Lender, the percentage set forth opposite such Lender’s name under the column headed “Commitment Percentage”, as listed in Schedule 1 hereto (taking into account any assignments pursuant to Section 11.9 hereof).

 

“Commitment Period” means the period from the Closing Date to November 26, 2023September 30, 2027, or such earlier date on which the Commitment shall have been terminated pursuant to Article IX hereof.

 

“Commodity Exchange Act” means the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.), as amended from time to time, together with the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

“Communications” means, that term as defined in Section 10.17(b) hereof.

 

“Companies” means all Borrowers and all Guarantors of Payment, and all Subsidiaries thereof.

 

“Company” means a Borrower, a Guarantor of Payment or any Subsidiary of a Borrower or a Guarantor of Payment.

 

“Competitor” means any Person who directly competes with any Company in a principal line of business of such Company.

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“Compliance Certificate” means a Compliance Certificate in the form of the attached Exhibit E, with attachments contemplated thereunder, each in form and detail reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

“Conforming Changes” means, with respect to either the use or administration of Daily Simple SOFR or Term SOFR, or the use, administration, adoption or implementation of any Benchmark Replacement, any technical, administrative or operational changes (including changes to the definition of “Base Rate,” the definition of “Business Day,” the definition of “SOFR Business Day,” the definition of “Interest Period” or any similar or analogous definition (or the addition of a concept of “interest period”), timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest, timing of borrowing requests or prepayment, conversion or continuation notices, the applicability and length of lookback periods, the applicability of Section 3.3 hereof and other technical, administrative or operational matters) that the Administrative Agent, in consultation with the Borrowers, decides may be reasonably appropriate to reflect the adoption and implementation of any such rate or to permit the use and administration thereof by the Administrative Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice (or, if the Administrative Agent decides that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or if the Administrative Agent determines that no market practice for the administration of any such rate exists, in such other manner of administration as the Administrative Agent, in consultation with the Borrowers, decides is reasonably necessary in connection with the administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents).

 

“Connection Income Taxes” means Other Connection Taxes that are imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated) or that are franchise Taxes or branch profits Taxes.

 

“Consolidated” means the resultant consolidation of the financial statements of Parent and its Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP.

 

“Control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of a Person, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise.  “Controlling” and “Controlled” have meanings correlative thereto.

 

“Control Agreement” means a Deposit Account Control Agreement or Securities Account Control Agreement.

 

“Controlled Group” means a Company and each Person required to be aggregated with a Company under Code Section 414(b), (c), (m) or (o).

 

“Covered Entity” means any of the following:

 

(i)a “covered entity” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 252.82(b);

 

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(ii)a “covered bank” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 47.3(b); or

 

(iii)a “covered FSI” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 382.2(b).

 

“Credit Event” means the making by the Lenders of a Loan, the conversion by the Lenders of a Base Rate Loan to a EurodollarSOFR Loan, the conversion of Term SOFR Loan to a Daily Simple SOFR Loan, the conversion of a Daily Simple SOFR Loan to a Term SOFR Loan, the continuation by the Lenders of a EurodollarTerm SOFR Loan after the end of the applicable Interest Period, the making by the Swing Line Lender of a Swing Loan, or the issuance (or amendment or renewal) by the Issuing Lender of a Letter of Credit.

 

“Credit Party” means a Borrower or a Guarantor of Payment.

 

“Cure Amount” means, with respect to a Failed Testing Period, the minimum amount that, if added to the calculation of Combined EBITDA for such Failed Testing Period, would have resulted in the Failed Financial Covenant (or Failed Financial Covenants) being equal to the required applicable financial covenant otherwise applicable to such period, as set forth in Section 5.7(a) and (b) hereof.

 

“Daily Interest Period” means, with respect to a Daily LIBOR Loan, the period commencing on the date such Daily LIBOR Loan is made and ending on the next day, with successive Daily Interest Periods automatically commencing daily thereafter.

“Daily Simple SOFR” means, for any day (a “SOFR Rate Day”), a rate per annum (rounded in accordance with the Administrative Agent’s customary practice)  equal to SOFR for the day (such day, the “SOFR Determination Day”) that is five (5) SOFR Business Days (or such other period as determined by the Administrative Agent based on then prevailing market conventions) prior to (i) if such SOFR Rate Day is a SOFR Business Day, such SOFR Rate Day or (ii) if such SOFR Rate Day is not a SOFR Business Day, the SOFR Business Day immediately preceding such SOFR Rate Day, in each case, as and when SOFR for such SOFR Rate Day is published by the SOFR Administrator on the SOFR Administrator’s Website.  If by 5:00 pm (Eastern time) on the second (2nd) SOFR Business Day immediately following any SOFR Determination Day, SOFR in respect of such SOFR Determination Day has not been published on the SOFR Administrator’s Website and a Benchmark Replacement Date with respect to Daily Simple SOFR has not occurred, then SOFR for such SOFR Determination Day will be SOFR as published in respect of the first preceding SOFR Business Day for which such SOFR was published on the SOFR Administrator’s Website; provided, that any SOFR determined pursuant to this sentence shall be utilized for purposes of calculation of Daily Simple SOFR for no more than three (3) consecutive SOFR Rate Days.  Any change in Daily Simple SOFR due to a change in SOFR shall be effective from and including the effective date of such change in SOFR without notice to the Borrowers.

 

“Daily LIBORSimple SOFR Loan” means a SwingRevolving Loan described in Section 2.2(ca) hereof, that shall be denominated in Dollars andin each case on which the Borrowers shall pay interest at a rate based on the Derived Daily LIBORSimple SOFR Rate.

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“Daily LIBOR Rate” means, for any Daily Interest Period with respect to a Daily LIBOR Loan, the per annum rate of interest at which, determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with its usual procedures (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) as of approximately 11:00 A.M. (London time) on the same day as the beginning of such Daily Interest Period, dollar deposits in immediately available funds in an amount comparable to such Daily LIBOR Loan and with a maturity of one (1) day are offered to the prime banks by leading banks in the London interbank market.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, if at any time the Daily LIBOR Rate, as determined above, is less than zero, it shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.

“Debt Fund Affiliate” means an Affiliated Lender that is a bona fide debt fund or an investment vehicle that is primarily engaged in making, purchasing, ‎holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans, bonds and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary ‎course of business and with respect to which no Borrower or any Affiliate of a Borrower makes investment decisions or has the power, directly or indirectly, to direct or cause the direction of such Affiliated Lender’s investment decisions.

 

“Debtor Relief Laws” means the Bankruptcy Code, and all other liquidation, conservatorship, bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, moratorium, rearrangement, receivership, insolvency, reorganization, or similar debtor relief Laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdictions, from time to time in effect.

 

“Default” means an event or condition that constitutes, or with the lapse of any applicable grace period or the giving of notice or both would constitute, an Event of Default, and that has not been waived by the Required Lenders (or, if required hereunder, all of the Lenders) in writing.

 

“Default Rate” means (a) with respect to any Loan or other Obligation for which a rate is specified, a rate per annum equal to two percent (2%) in excess of the rate otherwise applicable thereto, and (b) with respect to any other amount, if no rate is specified or available, a rate per annum equal to two percent (2%) in excess of the Derived Base Rate from time to time in effect.

 

“Default Right” has the meaning assigned to that term in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. §§ 252.81, 47.2 or 382.1, as applicable.

 

“Defaulting Lender” means, subject to Section 11.10(b) hereof, any Lender that (a) has failed to (i) fund all or any portion of its Loans within two Business Days of the date such Loans or participations in respect of a Letter of Credit were required to be funded hereunder, unless such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Borrower in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s determination that one or more conditions precedent to funding (each of which conditions precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing) has not been satisfied, or (ii) pay to the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Lender, the Swing Line Lender or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder (including in respect of its participation in Letters of Credit or Swing Loans) within two Business Days of the date when due, (b) has notified the Administrative Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Lender or the Swing Line Lender in writing that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations under this Agreement, or has made a

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public statement to that effect (unless such writing or public statement relates to such Lender’s obligation to fund a Loan hereunder and states that such position is based on such Lender’s determination that a condition precedent to funding (which condition precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing or public statement) cannot be satisfied), (c) has failed, within three Business Days after written request by the Administrative Agent or the Administrative Borrower, to confirm in writing to the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Borrower that it will comply with its prospective funding obligations hereunder (provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this subpart (c) upon receipt of such written confirmation by the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Borrower), or (d) has, or has a direct or indirect parent company that has, (i) become the subject of a proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law, (ii) had appointed for it a receiver, custodian, conservator, trustee, administrator, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with reorganization or liquidation of its business or assets, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other state or federal regulatory authority acting in such a capacity, or (iii) become the subject of a Bail-In Action; provided that, a Lender shall not be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of the ownership or acquisition of any equity interest in that Lender, or any direct or indirect parent company thereof, by a Governmental Authority, so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States, or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets, or permit such Lender (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender.  Any determination by the Administrative Agent that a Lender is a Defaulting Lender under any one or more of subparts (a) through (d) above shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error, and such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender (subject to Section 11.10(b) hereof) upon delivery of written notice of such determination to the Administrative Borrower, the Issuing Lender, the Swing Line Lender and each Lender.

 

“Deposit Account” means a deposit account, as that term is defined in the U.C.C.

 

“Deposit Account Control Agreement” means each Deposit Account Control Agreement (or similar agreement with respect to a Deposit Account) among a Credit Party, the Administrative Agent and a depository institution, to be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, as the same may from time to time be amended, restated or otherwise modified.

 

“Derived Base Rate” means a rate per annum equal to the sum of the Applicable Margin (from time to time in effect) for Base Rate Loans plus the Base Rate.

 

“Derived Daily LIBORSimple SOFR Rate” means a rate per annum equal to the sum of the Applicable Margin (from time to time in effect) for EurodollarSOFR Loans plus theAdjusted Daily LIBOR RateSimple SOFR.

 

“Derived EurodollarTerm SOFR Rate” means a rate per annum equal to the sum of the Applicable Margin (from time to time in effect) for EurodollarSOFR Loans plus the  Eurodollar RateAdjusted Term SOFR for the applicable Interest Period therefor.

 

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“Disclosed Action” means that certain litigation described on Schedule 5 hereto.

“Disqualified Equity Interest” means any Equity Interest that, by its terms (or the terms of any security or other Equity Interests into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable), or upon the happening of any event or condition (a) matures or is mandatorily redeemable (other than solely for Equity Interests that are not Disqualified Equity Interests), pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise (except as a result of a change of control or asset sale so long as any rights of the holders thereof upon the occurrence of a change of control or asset sale event shall be subject to the prior repayment in full of the Loans and all other Obligations that are accrued and payable and the termination of the Commitment), (b) is redeemable at the option of the holder thereof (other than solely for Equity Interests which are not Disqualified Equity Interests), in whole or in part, (c) provides for scheduled payments of dividends in cash (other than, in the case of limited liability companies, limited partnerships and other entities that are pass‑through entities for tax purposes, for taxes attributable to the operations of the business) prior to the time that the Obligations are paid in full in cash (other than contingent indemnification obligations to the extent no claim giving rise thereto has been asserted), or (d) is or becomes convertible into or exchangeable for Indebtedness or any other Equity Interests that would constitute Disqualified Equity Interests, in each case, prior to the date that is ninety-one days after the last day of the Commitment Period; provided that if such Equity Interests are issued pursuant to a plan for the benefit of employees of a Borrower or any Subsidiary or by any such plan to such employees, such Equity Interests shall not constitute Disqualified Equity Interests solely because they may be required to be repurchased by a Borrower or its Subsidiaries in order to satisfy applicable statutory or regulatory obligations or as a result of such employee’s termination, death or disability.

 

“Disqualified Institution” means, on any date, any Person that is (a) designated by the Administrative Borrower, by written notice delivered to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the Closing Date, as a (i) disqualified institution or (ii) Competitor or (b) clearly identifiable, solely on the basis of such Person’s name, as an Affiliate of any Person referred to in clause (a)(i) or (a)(ii) above; provided, however, Disqualified Institutions shall (A) exclude any Person that the Administrative Borrower has designated as no longer being a Disqualified Institution by written notice delivered to the Administrative Agent from time to time and (B) include any Person that is added as a Competitor, pursuant to a written supplement to the list of Competitors that are Disqualified Institutions, that is delivered by the Administrative Borrower after the date hereof to the Administrative Agent.  Such supplement shall become effective three (3) Business Days after the date that such written supplement is delivered to the Administrative Agent, but which shall not apply retroactively to disqualify any Persons that have previously acquired an assignment or participation interest in the Loans and/or Commitments as permitted herein.

 

“Dodd-Frank Act” means the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Pub.L. 111-203, H.R. 4173) signed into law on July 21, 2010, as amended from time to time.

 

“Dollar” or the $ sign means lawful currency of the United States.

 

“Domestic Company” means a Borrower, Guarantor of Payment or a Domestic Subsidiary.

 

“Domestic Subsidiary” means a Subsidiary that is not a Foreign Subsidiary.

 

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“Dover Agreement” means that certain Receivables Purchase Agreement dated as of April 12, 2018 by and between Cavalry Logistics, LLC (in its capacity as creditor), the Investor (as defined therein) and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. in its capacity as Investor Agent with respect to certain receivables of Dover Corporation Inc. and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates (in their respective capacity as account debtor).

“Dover Entity” means Dover Corporation, Inc. and each of its Subsidiaries and Affiliates, including without limitation, Norris Rods Inc., UPCO, Inc., Vehicle Service Group, LLC, Hill PHOENIX, Inc. and PDQ Manufacturing, Inc.

“EEA Financial Institution” means (a) any credit institution or investment firm established in any EEA Member Country which is subject to the supervision of an EEA Resolution Authority, (b) any entity established in an EEA Member Country which is a parent of an institution described in subpart (a) of this definition, or (c) any financial institution established in an EEA Member Country that is a subsidiary of an institution described in subparts (a) or (b) of this definition and is subject to consolidated supervision with its parent.

 

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

 

“EEA Resolution Authority” means 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” means any Person that meets the requirements to be an assignee under Section 11.9(b)(iii), (v) and (vi) hereof (subject to such consents, if any, as may be required under Section 11.9 (b)(iii) hereof).

 

“Environmental Laws” means all provisions of law (including the common law), statutes, ordinances, codes, rules, guidelines, policies, procedures, orders-in-council, regulations, permits, licenses, judgments, writs, injunctions, decrees, orders, authorizations, certificates, approvals, registrations, awards and standards promulgated by a Governmental Authority or by any court, agency, instrumentality, regulatory authority or commission of any of the foregoing concerning environmental health or safety and protection of natural resources, or regulation of the discharge of substances into, the environment.

 

“Environmental Permits” means all permits, licenses, authorizations, certificates, approvals or registrations required by any Governmental Authority under any Environmental Laws.

 

“Equalization Event” means the earlier of (a) the occurrence of an Event of Default under Section 8.11 hereof, or (b) the acceleration of the maturity of the Obligations after the occurrence of an Event of Default.

“Equalization Maximum Amount” means that term as defined in Section 9.5(b)(i) hereof.

“Equalization Percentage” means that term as defined in Section 9.5(b)(ii) hereof.

“Equipment” means equipment, as that term is defined in the U.C.C.

 

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“Equity Interests” means, as to any Person, all of the shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person, all of the warrants, options or other rights for the purchase or acquisition from such Person of shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person, all of the securities convertible into or exchangeable for shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person or warrants, rights or options for the purchase or acquisition from such Person of such shares (or such other interests), and all of the other ownership or profit interests in such Person (including partnership, member or trust interests therein), whether voting or nonvoting, and whether or not such shares, warrants, options, rights or other interests are outstanding on any date of determination.

 

“ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended from time to time, and the regulations promulgated pursuant thereto.

 

“ERISA Event” means (a) the existence of a condition or event with respect to an ERISA Plan that presents a risk of the imposition of an excise tax or any other liability on a Company or of the imposition of a Lien on the assets of a Company; (b) the engagement by a Company in a non-exempt “prohibited transaction” (as defined under ERISA Section 406 or Code Section 4975) or a breach of a fiduciary duty under ERISA that could result in liability to a Company; (c) the application by a Controlled Group member for a waiver from the minimum funding requirements of Code Section 412 or ERISA Section 302 or a Controlled Group member is required to provide security under Code Section 412(c)(4) or ERISA Section 302(c)(4); (d) the occurrence of a Reportable Event with respect to any Pension Plan as to which notice is required to be provided to the PBGC; (e) the withdrawal by a Controlled Group member from a Multiemployer Plan in a “complete withdrawal” or a “partial withdrawal” (as such terms are defined in ERISA Sections 4203 and 4205, respectively); (f) the occurrence of a Multiemployer Plan being in endangered or critical status, as defined in Section 432 of the Code; (g) the failure of an ERISA Plan (and any related trust) that is intended to be qualified under Code Sections 401 and 501 to be so qualified or the failure of any “cash or deferred arrangement” under any such ERISA Plan to meet the requirements of Code Section 401(k); (h) the taking by the PBGC of any steps to terminate a Pension Plan or appoint a trustee to administer a Pension Plan, or the taking by a Controlled Group member of any steps to terminate a Pension Plan; (i) the failure by a Controlled Group member or an ERISA Plan to satisfy any material requirements of law applicable to an ERISA Plan; (j) the commencement, existence or threatening of a claim, action, suit, audit or investigation with respect to an ERISA Plan, other than a routine claim for benefits; or (k) any incurrence by or any expectation of the incurrence by a Controlled Group member of any liability for post-retirement benefits under any Welfare Plan, other than as required by ERISA Section 601, et. seq. or Code Section 4980B.  

 

“ERISA Plan” means an “employee benefit plan” (within the meaning of ERISA Section 3(3)) that a Controlled Group member at any time sponsors, maintains, contributes to, has liability with respect to or has an obligation to contribute to such plan.

 

“Erroneous Payment Subrogation Rights” means that term as defined in Section 10.18(d) hereof.

 

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

 

“Eurocurrency Liabilities” shall have the meaning assigned to that term in Regulation D of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, as in effect from time to time.

“Eurodollar” means a Dollar denominated deposit in a bank or branch outside of the United States.

“Eurodollar Loan” means a Revolving Loan described in Section 2.2(a) hereof, or a portion of the Term Loan described in Section 2.3 hereof, in each case that shall be denominated in Dollars and on which a Borrower shall pay interest at the Derived Eurodollar Rate.

“Eurodollar Rate” means, with respect to a Eurodollar Loan, for any Interest Period, a rate per annum equal to the quotient obtained (rounded upward, if necessary, to the nearest 1/16th of 1%) by dividing (a) the rate of interest, determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with its usual procedures (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) as of approximately 11:00 A.M. (London time) two Business Days prior to the beginning of such Interest Period pertaining to such Eurodollar Loan, as listed as the London interbank offered rate, as published by Thomson Reuters or Bloomberg (or, if for any reason such rate is unavailable from Thomson Reuters or Bloomberg, from any other similar company or service that provides rate quotations comparable to those currently provided by Thomson Reuters or Bloomberg) for Dollar deposits in immediately available funds with a maturity comparable to such Interest Period; by (b) 1.00 minus the Reserve Percentage.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, if at any time the Eurodollar Rate, as determined above, is less than zero, it shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.

“Event of Default” means an event or condition that shall constitute an event of default as defined in Article VIII hereof.

 

“Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

“Excluded Accounts” means (i) any Deposit Account established, maintained and used solely for the purpose of funding payroll accounts, employee benefit accounts, trust accounts, escrow accounts, and other similar types of fiduciary accounts and (ii) accounts with respect to which the aggregate amount on deposit, collectively for all such accounts described in this clause (ii), does not exceed Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) at any time.

 

“Excluded Property” means, collectively, (a) all leasehold real property and all owned real property, (b) any property and assets the pledge of which would require governmental consent, approval, license or authorization or is otherwise prohibited by applicable law, (c) all foreign intellectual property and any “intent-to-use” trademark applications prior to the filing of a “Statement of Use” or “Amendment to Allege Use” with respect thereto, to the extent, if any, that, and solely during the period, if any, in which, the grant of a security interest therein would impair the validity or enforceability of such intent-to-use trademark application under applicable federal law, (d) any asset if the granting of a security interest in such asset would be prohibited by enforceable anti-assignment provisions of contracts or applicable law or with respect to any assets to the extent such a pledge would violate the terms of any contract with respect to such assets (in each case, after giving effect to the applicable anti-assignment provisions of the U.C.C. or other applicable law) or would trigger termination pursuant to any “change of control” or similar

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provision of such contract, (e) Equipment and other hard assets which serve as collateral for purchase money indebtedness or Capitalized Lease Obligations, (f) Excluded Accounts, (g) any equipment financing or leasing agreement to which LGSI is a party, and any of such Credit Party’s rights or interests in property that constitutes collateral thereunder, and (h) any mortgage financing or loan agreement to which UTSI, UTS, or APA Holdings LLC, an Illinois limited liability company, is a party, and any of such Credit Party’s rights or interests in property that constitutes collateral thereunder; provided that “Excluded Property” shall not include any Proceeds, products, substitutions or replacements of Excluded Property (unless such Proceeds, products, substitutions or replacements would otherwise constitute Excluded Property).  

 

“Excluded Swap Obligations” means, with respect to any Credit Party, any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, all or a portion of the guarantee of such Credit Party of, or the grant by such Credit Party of a security interest to secure, such Swap Obligation (or any guarantee thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof) by virtue of such Credit Party’s failure to constitute an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act (determined after giving effect to any “keepwell, support or other agreement” for the benefit of such Credit Party and any and all guarantees of such Credit Party’s Swap Obligations by other Credit Parties), at the time such guarantee or grant of security interest of such Credit Party becomes, or would become, effective with respect to such Swap Obligation.  If a Swap Obligation arises under a master agreement governing more than one swap, such exclusion shall apply only to the portion of such Swap Obligation that is attributable to swaps for which such guarantee or security interest is, or becomes, illegal.

 

“Excluded Taxes” means, with respect to a Recipient, any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to such Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to such Recipient, (a) Taxes imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated), franchise Taxes, and branch profits Taxes, in each case, (i) imposed as a result of such Recipient being organized under the laws of, or having its principal office located in, or, in the case of any Lender, having its applicable lending office located in, the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (or any political subdivision thereof), or (ii) that are Other Connection Taxes; (b) in the case of a Lender, U.S. federal withholding Taxes (including for the avoidance of doubt, Taxes due under Section 871(a) and 881(a) of the Code) imposed on amounts payable to or for the account of such Lender with respect to an applicable interest in a Loan or Commitment pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which (i) such Lender acquires such interest in the Loan or Commitment (other than pursuant to an assignment request by the Administrative Borrower under Sections 3.6 or 11.3(c) hereof); or (ii) such Lender changes its lending office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 3.2 hereof, amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable either to such Lender’s assignor immediately before such Lender became a party hereto, or to such Lender immediately before it changed its lending office; (c) Taxes attributable to such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 3.2(e) hereof; and (d) any U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed with respect to such Recipient pursuant to FATCA.

 

“Failed Financial Covenant” means that term as defined in Section 5.7(c) hereof.

 

“Failed Testing Period” means that term as defined in Section 5.7(c) hereof.

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“FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as amended from time to time, and any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof and any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code, any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such sections of the Code, and any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules, or practices adopted pursuant to such intergovernmental agreement.

 

“Federal Funds Effective Rate” means, for any day, the rate per annum (rounded upward to the nearest one one-hundredth of one percent (1/100 of 1%)in accordance with the Administrative Agent’s customary practices) announced by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (or any successor) on such day as being the weighted average of the rates on overnight federal funds transactions arranged by federal funds brokers on the previous trading day, as computed and announced by such Federal Reserve Bank (or any successor) in substantially the same manner as such Federal Reserve Bank computes and announces the weighted average it refers to as the “Federal Funds Effective Rate” as of the Closing Date.

 

“Financial Officer” means any of the following officers: chief executive officer, president, chief financial officer or treasurer.  Unless otherwise qualified, all references to a Financial Officer in this Agreement shall refer to a Financial Officer of the Administrative Borrower.

 

“First Amendment Effective Date” means September 30, 2022.

 

“Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio” means, as determined for the most recently completed four fiscal quarters of the Universal Group, on a Combined basis, the ratio of (a) the total of (i) Combined EBITDA, minus (ii) Capital Distributions (other than tax distributions included in cash tax expense), minus (iii) Combined Unfunded Capital Expenditures (other than up to Twenty-FiveFifty Million Dollars ($25,000,00050,000,000) in the aggregate during any consecutive four-quarter period related to real estate and supercenter capital expenditures), minus (iv) Combined Income Tax Expense paid in cash; to (b) Combined Fixed Charges; provided, that, for purposes of calculating the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio as of any date on or prior to September 30, 2019, the charges described in clause (b) above shall be calculated as follows:.

 

(A) Combined Interest Expense shall be (1) for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2019, Combined Interest Expense paid in cash for such quarter multiplied by four; (2) for the fiscal quarter ending June 30, 2019, Combined Interest Expense paid in cash for most recently completed two fiscal quarters multiplied by two; and (3) for the fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2019, Combined Interest Expense paid in cash for most recently completed three fiscal quarters multiplied by one and one-third; and

“Floor” means a rate of interest equal to zero percent (0.00%) per annum.

 

(B)(1) scheduled principal payments of the Term Loan shall be deemed to be Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($7,500,000) for each such four fiscal quarter period; and (2) scheduled principal payments of other Funded Indebtedness shall be calculated using the actual amortization schedules thereof.

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“Foreign Lender” means (a) with respect to a Borrower that is a U.S. Person, a Lender that is not a U.S. Person, and (b) with respect to a Borrower that is not a U.S. Person, a Lender that is resident or organized under the laws of a jurisdiction other than that in which such Borrower is resident for tax purposes.

 

“Foreign Subsidiary” means a Subsidiary that is organized under the laws of any jurisdiction other than the United States, any state thereof or the District of Columbia.

 

“Fronting Exposure” means, at any time there is a Defaulting Lender, (a) with respect to the Issuing Lender, such Defaulting Lender’s outstanding Letter of Credit Exposure (to the extent of such Defaulting Lender’s Applicable Commitment Percentage of the Revolving Credit Commitment) with respect to Letters of Credit issued by the Issuing Lender, other than Letter of Credit Exposure as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Lenders or Cash Collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof; and (b) with respect to the Swing Line Lender, such Defaulting Lender’s Swing Line Exposure (to the extent of such Defaulting Lender’s Applicable Commitment Percentage of the Revolving Credit Commitment) made by such Swing Line Lender, other than Swing Loans as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Lenders.

 

“GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States as then in effect, which shall include the official interpretations thereof by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, applied on a basis consistent with the past accounting practices and procedures of Parent.

 

“General Intangibles” means (a) general intangibles, as that term is defined in the U.C.C.; and (b) choses in action, causes of action, intellectual property, customer lists, corporate or other business records, inventions, designs, patents, patent applications, service marks, registrations, trade names, trademarks, copyrights, licenses, goodwill, computer software, rights to indemnification and tax refunds.

 

“Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States or any other nation, or of any political subdivision thereof, whether state or local, and any agency, department, 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).

 

“Guarantee” means, as to any Person, (a) any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of such Person guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other obligation payable or performable by another Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of such Person, direct or indirect, (i) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness or other obligation, (ii) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment or performance of such Indebtedness or other obligation, (iii) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity or level of income or cash flow of

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the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness or other obligation or (iv) entered into for the purpose of assuring in any other manner the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment or performance thereof or to protect such obligee against loss in respect thereof (in whole or in part) or (b) any Lien on any assets of such Person securing any Indebtedness or other obligation of any other Person, whether or not such Indebtedness or other obligation is assumed by such Person (or any right, contingent or otherwise, of any holder of such Indebtedness to obtain any such Lien); provided that the term “Guarantee” shall not include endorsements for collection or deposit in the ordinary course of business.  The amount of any Guarantee shall be deemed to be an amount equal to the stated or determinable amount of the related primary obligation, or portion thereof, in respect of which such Guarantee is made or, if not stated or determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof as determined by the guaranteeing Person in good faith.  The term “Guarantee” as a verb has a corresponding meaning.

 

“Guarantor” means a Person that shall have pledged its credit or property in any manner for the payment or other performance of the indebtedness, contract or other obligation of another and includes (without limitation) any guarantor (whether of payment or of collection), surety, co-maker, endorser or Person that shall have agreed conditionally or otherwise to make any purchase, loan or investment in order thereby to enable another to prevent or correct a default of any kind.

 

“Guarantor of Payment” means each of the Subsidiaries of Parent designated a “Guarantor of Payment” on Schedule 3 hereto, and any other Person that shall execute and deliver a Guaranty of Payment (or Guaranty of Payment Joinder) to the Administrative Agent subsequent to the Closing Date.

 

“Guaranty of Payment” means each Guaranty of Payment executed and delivered in connection with this Agreement by one or more Guarantors of Payment, as the same may from time to time be amended, restated or otherwise modified.

 

“Guaranty of Payment Joinder” means each Guaranty of Payment Joinder, executed and delivered by a Guarantor of Payment for the purpose of adding such Guarantor of Payment as a party to a previously executed Guaranty of Payment.

 

“Hedge Agreement” means any (a) hedge agreement, interest rate swap, basis swap agreement, cap, collar or floor agreement, or other interest rate management device entered into by a Company with any Person in connection with any Indebtedness of such Company, or (b) currency swap agreement, forward currency purchase agreement or similar arrangement or agreement designed to protect against fluctuations in currency exchange rates entered into by a Company.

 

“Immaterial Subsidiary” means, as of any date of determination, any direct or indirect Subsidiary of Parent that has been designated by the Administrative Borrower to the Administrative Agent in writing (and not redesignated as a Material Subsidiary as provided below) as an “Immaterial Subsidiary;” provided that (a) for purposes of this Agreement, at no time shall (i) the total assets of any Immaterial Subsidiary equal or exceed two percent (2%) of Combined total assets as of the end of the most recently completed four fiscal quarter period, (ii) the total

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assets of all Immaterial Subsidiaries equal or exceed, in the aggregate, five percent (5%) of Combined total assets as of the end of the most recently completed four fiscal quarter period, or (iii) all Immaterial Subsidiaries, in the aggregate, represent more than five percent (5%) of Combined EBITDA as of the end of the most recently completed four fiscal quarter period, (b) the Administrative Borrower shall not designate any new Immaterial Subsidiary if such designation would not comply with the provisions set forth in clause (a) above, (c) if the total assets of all Subsidiaries so designated by the Administrative Borrower as “Immaterial Subsidiaries” (and not redesignated as “Material Subsidiaries”) shall at any time exceed the limits set forth in clause (a)(ii) above, then the Administrative Borrower shall redesignate one or more Immaterial Subsidiaries as Material Subsidiaries such that, as a result thereof, the total assets of all Subsidiaries still designated as “Immaterial Subsidiaries” do not exceed such limits; and provided, further, that the Administrative Borrower may designate and re-designate a Subsidiary of Parent as an Immaterial Subsidiary at any time, subject to the terms set forth in this definition. Notwithstanding the foregoing, for any determination made as of or prior to the date any Person becomes an indirect or direct Subsidiary of Parent, such determination and designation shall be made based on financial statements provided by or on behalf of such Person in connection with the acquisition by Parent of such Person or such Person’s assets.

 

“Indebtedness” means, as to any Person at a particular time, without duplication, all of the following, whether or not included as indebtedness or liabilities in accordance with GAAP:

 

(a)all obligations of such Person for borrowed money and all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes, loan agreements or other similar instruments;

 

(b)all direct or contingent obligations of such Person arising under (i) letters of credit (including standby and commercial), bankers’ acceptances and bank guaranties and (ii) surety bonds, performance bonds and similar instruments issued or created by or for the account of such Person;

 

(c)net obligations of such Person under any Swap Contract;

 

(d)all obligations of such Person to pay the deferred purchase price of property or services (other than trade accounts payable in the ordinary course of business);

 

(e)indebtedness (excluding prepaid interest thereon) secured by a Lien on property owned or being purchased by such Person (including indebtedness arising under conditional sales or other title retention agreements), whether or not such indebtedness shall have been assumed by such Person or is limited in recourse;

 

(f)all Attributable Indebtedness;

 

(g)all obligations of such Person in respect of Disqualified Equity Interests; and

 

(h)all Guarantees of such Person in respect of any of the foregoing.

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For all purposes hereof, the Indebtedness of any Person shall include the Indebtedness of any partnership or joint venture (other than a joint venture that is itself a corporation or limited liability company) in which such Person is a general partner or a joint venturer, unless such Indebtedness is expressly made non-recourse to such Person.  The amount of any net obligation under any Swap Contract on any date shall be deemed to be the Swap Termination Value thereof as of such date.  The amount of any Indebtedness of any Person for purposes of clause (e) that is expressly made non-recourse or limited-recourse (limited solely to the assets securing such Indebtedness) to such Person shall be deemed to be equal to the lesser of (i) the aggregate principal amount of such Indebtedness and (ii) the fair market value of the property encumbered thereby as determined by such Person in good faith.

 

“Indemnified Taxes” means (a) Taxes, other than Excluded Taxes, imposed on or with respect to any payment made by or on account of any obligation of any Credit Party under any Loan Document, and (b) to the extent not otherwise described in the foregoing subpart (a), Other Taxes.

 

“Intellectual Property Security Agreement” means each Intellectual Property Security Agreement, executed and delivered by a Credit Party, wherein such Credit Party, as the case may be, has granted to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Lenders, a security interest in all intellectual property owned by such Credit Party, as the same may from time to time be amended, restated or otherwise modified.

 

“Intercompany Subordination Agreement” means that certain Subordination Agreement, dated as of the Closing Date, among Parent, the Credit Parties and the Administrative Agent, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

“Interest Adjustment Date” means the last day of each Interest Period.

 

“Interest Payment Date” means (a) with respect to any Base Rate Loan (other than a Swing Loan) or any Daily Simple SOFR Loan, each Regularly Scheduled Payment Date, (b) with respect to any Term SOFR Loan, the last day of each Interest Period therefor and, in the case of any Interest Period of more than three months’ duration, each day prior to the last day of such Interest Period that occurs at three month intervals after the first day of such Interest Period, and (c) with respect to any Swing Loan, the day that such Loan is required to be repaid.

 

“Interest Period” means, with respect to a Eurodollareach Term SOFR Loan, thea period commencing on the date such Eurodollar Loan is made and ending on the last day of such period,of one, three or six months as selected by the Administrative Borrower pursuant to the provisions hereof, and, thereafter (unless such Eurodollar Loan is converted to a Base Rate Loan), each subsequent period commencing on; provided, however, that (a) the initial Interest Period for any Term SOFR Loan shall commence on the date of such Loan (the date of a Loan resulting from a conversion or continuation shall be the date of such conversion or continuation) and each Interest Period occurring thereafter in respect of such Loan shall commence on the first day after the last day of the immediatelynext preceding Interest Period and ending on the last day of such period, as selected by the Administrative Borrower pursuant to the provisions hereof.  The duration of each

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Interest Period for a Eurodollar Loan shall be one month, two months, three months or six months, in each case as the Administrative Borrower may select upon notice, as set forth in Section 2.6 hereof; provided that (a) if the Administrative Borrower shall fail to so select the duration ; (b) if any Interest Period begins on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period, such Interest Period shall end on the last Business Day of such calendar month; (c) if any Interest Period would otherwise expire on a day that is not a Business Day, such Interest Period shall expire on the next succeeding Business Day; provided, however, that if any Interest Period would otherwise expire on a day that is not a Business Day but is a day of the month after which no further Business Day occurs in such month, such Interest Period shall expire on the next preceding Business Day; (d) no Interest Period for any Term SOFR Loan may be selected that would end after the last day of the Commitment Period; and (e) if, upon the expiration of any Interest Period at least three Business Days prior to the , the Borrowers have failed to (or may not) elect a new Interest Adjustment DatePeriod to be applicable to such Eurodollarthe respective Term SOFR Loan, as provided above, the Borrowers shall be deemed to have convertedelected to convert such Eurodollar Loan to a Base Rate Loan at the endeffective as of the thenexpiration date of such current Interest Period.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Interest Period shall extend beyond the last day of the Commitment Period, and (b) Interest Periods shall also be available for periods of one week and twelve months, in each case if available to all of the applicable Lenders.

 

“Inventory” means inventory, as that term is defined in the U.C.C.

 

“Investment Property” means investment property, as that term is defined in the U.C.C., unless the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in another jurisdiction would govern the perfection and priority of a security interest in investment property, and, in such case, “investment property” shall be defined in accordance with the law of that jurisdiction as in effect from time to time.

 

“IRS” means the United States Internal Revenue Service.

 

“Issuing Lender” means, as to any Letter of Credit transaction hereunder, the Administrative Agent as issuer of the Letter of Credit, or, in the event that the Administrative Agent either shall be unable to issue or the Administrative Agent shall agree that another Revolving Lender may issue, a Letter of Credit, such other Revolving Lender as shall be acceptable to the Administrative Agent and shall agree to issue the Letter of Credit in its own name, but in each instance on behalf of the Revolving Lenders.

 

“KeyBank” means KeyBank National Association, and its successors and assigns.

 

“Laws” means, collectively, all international, foreign, federal, state and local statutes, treaties, rules, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, codes and administrative or judicial precedents or authorities, including the interpretation or administration thereof by any Governmental Authority charged with the enforcement, interpretation or administration thereof, and all applicable administrative orders, directed duties, requests, licenses, authorizations and permits of, and agreements with, any Governmental Authority, in each case whether or not having the force of law.

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“Lender” means that term as defined in the first paragraph of this Agreement and, as the context requires, shall include the Issuing Lender and the Swing Line Lender.

 

“Lender Credit Exposure” means, for any Lender, at any time, the aggregate of such Lender’s respective pro rata shares of the Revolving Credit Exposure and the Term Loan Exposure.

“Letter of Credit” means a commercial documentary letter of credit or standby letter of credit that shall be issued by the Issuing Lender for the account of a Borrower or a Guarantor of Payment, including amendments thereto, if any, and shall have an expiration date no later than one year after its date of issuance (provided that such Letter of Credit may provide for the renewal thereof for additional one year periods).

 

“Letter of Credit Commitment” means the commitment of the Issuing Lender, on behalf of the Revolving Lenders, to issue Letters of Credit in an aggregate face amount of up to Fifteen Million Dollars ($15,000,000).

 

“Letter of Credit Exposure” means, at any time, the sum of (a) the aggregate undrawn amount of all issued and outstanding Letters of Credit, and (b) the aggregate of the draws made on Letters of Credit that have not been reimbursed by the Borrowers or converted to a Revolving Loan pursuant to Section 2.2(b)(v) hereof.

 

“Letter of Credit Fee” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, for any day, an amount equal to (a) the undrawn portion of the face amount of such Letter of Credit, multiplied by (b) the Applicable Margin for Revolving Loans that are EurodollarSOFR Loans in effect on such day divided by three hundred sixty (360).

 

“Leverage Ratio” means, as determined on a Combined basis, the ratio of (a) Net Indebtedness (as of the last day of the most recently completed fiscal quarter of the Universal Group); to (b) Combined EBITDA (for the most recently completed four fiscal quarters of the Universal Group).

 

“Leverage Ratio Step-Up Period” means a four consecutive fiscal quarter period of the Universal Group that meets the following criteria: (a) an Acquisition permitted hereunder shall have occurred during the first fiscal quarter of such period, and (b) on or prior to the last day of the first fiscal quarter of such period, the Administrative Borrower shall have designated such period a “Leverage Ratio Step-Up Period” pursuant to a written notice to the Administrative Agent (and the Administrative Agent shall notify the Lenders of such notice  promptly after receipt thereof from the Administrative Borrower); provided that (i) the designation of a Leverage Ratio Step-Up Period shall be available to the Borrowers only after the Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall have received, with respect to such Acquisition, (A) the historical financial statements of the target entity of such Acquisition, and (B) pro forma financial statements of the Companies accompanied by a certificate of a Financial Officer showing pro forma compliance with Section 5.7 hereof, both before and after (assuming implementation of the Leverage Ratio Step-Up Period) giving effect to such Acquisition, and (ii) the Administrative Borrower, on behalf of the Borrowers shall request no more than one Leverage Ratio Step-Up Period during the Commitment Period.

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“LGSI” means LGSI Equipment of Indiana, LLC, an Indiana limited liability company.

 

“Lien” means any mortgage, deed of trust, security interest, lien (statutory or other), charge, assignment, hypothecation, encumbrance on, pledge or deposit of, or conditional sale, lease (other than Operating Leases), sale with a right of redemption or other title retention agreement and any capitalized lease with respect to any property (real or personal) or asset.

 

“Liquidity Amount” means, at any time, the sum of (a) the Revolving Credit Availability; plus (b) all unencumbered (other than any Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent), unrestricted cash and Cash Equivalents on hand of the Credit Parties held in the United States.

 

“Loan” means a Revolving Loan, or a Swing Loan or the Term Loan.

 

“Loan Documents” means, collectively, this Agreement, each Note, each Guaranty of Payment, each Guaranty of Payment Joinder, all documentation relating to each Letter of Credit, the Intercompany Subordination Agreement, each Security Document, the Administrative Agent Fee Letter and the Closing Fee Letter, as any of the foregoing may from time to time be amended, restated or otherwise modified or replaced, and any other agreement delivered pursuant thereto.

 

“Mandatory Prepayment” means that term as defined in Section 2.12(c) hereof.

“Material Adverse Effect” means a material adverse effect on (a) the business, assets, liabilities (actual or contingent), operations or condition (financial or otherwise) of the Borrowers taken as a whole, (b) the business, assets, liabilities (actual or contingent), operations or condition (financial or otherwise) of the Credit Parties taken as a whole, (c) the rights and remedies of the Administrative Agent or the Lenders under any Loan Document, (d) the ability of the Credit Parties (taken as a whole) to perform their obligations under any Loan Document to which it is a party, or (e) the legality, validity, binding effect or enforceability against any Credit Party of any Loan Document to which it is a party.

 

“Material Credit Party” means a Borrower, LGSI, UTSI, or any other Guarantor of Payment that shall represent more than five percent (5%) of Combined EBITDA.

 

“Material Indebtedness Agreement” means any debt instrument, lease (capital, operating or otherwise), guaranty, contract, agreement or other arrangement evidencing or entered into in connection with any Indebtedness of any Company or the Companies equal to or in excess of the amount of Twenty Million Dollars ($20,000,000).

 

“Material Recovery Determination Notice” means that term as defined in Section 2.12(c)(ii) hereof.

“Material Recovery Event” means (a) any casualty loss in respect of collateral securing the Secured Obligations of a Credit Party covered by casualty insurance, and (b) any compulsory transfer or taking under threat of compulsory transfer of any collateral securing the Secured Obligations of a Credit Party by any Governmental Authority; provided that, in the case of either subpart (a) or (b) hereof, the proceeds received by the Companies from such loss, transfer or taking exceeds One Million Dollars ($1,000,000).

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“Material Subsidiary” means, at any date of determination, each Subsidiary of Parent that is not an Immaterial Subsidiary (but including, in any case, any Subsidiary that has been designated as a Material Subsidiary as provided in, or has been designated as an Immaterial Subsidiary in a manner that does not comply with, the definition of “Immaterial Subsidiary”).

 

“Maximum Amount” means, for each Lender, the amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name under the column headed “Maximum Amount” as set forth on Schedule 1 hereto, subject to (a) decreases pursuant to Section 2.10(a) hereof, (b) increases pursuant to Section 2.10(b) hereof, (c) decreases of the Term Loan by virtue of principal payments made, and (d) assignments of interests pursuant to Section 11.9 hereof; provided that the Maximum Amount for the Swing Line Lender shall exclude the Swing Line Commitment (other than its pro rata share), and the Maximum Amount of the Issuing Lender shall exclude the Letter of Credit Commitment (other than its pro rata share thereof).

“Maximum Rate” means that term as defined in Section 2.4(e) hereof.

 

“Maximum Revolving Amount” means TwoFour Hundred Million Dollars ($200,000,000400,000,000), as such amount may be increased pursuant to Section 2.10(b) hereof or reduced pursuant to Section 2.10(a) hereof.

 

“MFS Entities” means CenTra, Inc., its Subsidiaries and any otherany business entity which has at least a majority of its voting Equity Interests owned, directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, by the Moroun Family Shareholders.

 

“Minimum Collateral Amount” means, at any time, (a) with respect to Cash Collateral consisting of cash or deposit account balances, an amount equal to one hundred three percent (103%) of the Fronting Exposure of the Issuing Lender with respect to Letters of Credit issued and outstanding at such time, and (b) otherwise, an amount determined by the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Lender in their reasonable discretion.

 

“Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., and any successor to such company.

 

“Moroun Family Shareholders” means M.J. Moroun, M.T. Moroun,Matthew T. Moroun and any Person who meets the definition of a “Family Member” of Matthew T. Moroun under Rule 5605(a)(2) of the Nasdaq Listing Rules, including their respective estates and trusts for their respective benefit or for the benefit of their respective spouses and/or lineal descendants.

 

“Multiemployer Plan” means a Pension Plan that is subject to the requirements of Subtitle E of Title IV of ERISA.

 

“Net Cash Proceeds” means (a) with respect to any sale or other disposition by any Person, the amount of cash received (directly or indirectly) from time to time (whether as initial consideration or through the payment or disposition of deferred consideration) by or on behalf of such Person, in connection therewith after deducting therefrom only (i) the amount of any Indebtedness secured by any Lien permitted by Section 5.9 on any asset (other than Indebtedness assumed by the purchaser of such asset) which is required to be, and is, repaid in connection with

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such sale or other disposition (other than Indebtedness under this Agreement), (ii) reasonable fees and expenses related thereto incurred by such Person in connection therewith, including without limitation, all legal, investment banking, underwriting, brokerage and accounting and other professional fees, sales commissions and disbursements, (iii) transfer taxes paid to any taxing authorities by such Person in connection therewith, (iv) net income taxes to be paid in connection with such sale or other disposition (after taking into account any tax credits or deductions and any tax sharing arrangements), and (v) any reserve established in accordance with GAAP against (A) any liabilities under any indemnification obligations, earnout obligations or purchase price adjustments associated with such sale or other disposition or (B) any other liabilities retained or payable by such Person associated with such sale or other disposition, (b) with respect to the issuance or incurrence of any Indebtedness by any Person, the aggregate amount of cash received from time to time (whether as initial consideration or through the payment or disposition of deferred consideration) by or on behalf of such Person in connection therewith, after deducting therefrom only (i) reasonable fees and expenses related thereto incurred by such Person in connection therewith including without limitation, all customary underwriting commissions and legal, investment banking, underwriting, brokerage and accounting and other professional fees, sales commissions and disbursements incurred in connection with such incurrence or issuance and (ii) transfer taxes paid by such Person in connection therewith; and (c) with respect to any proceeds from a Material Recovery Event received by any Person, the amount of any insurance proceeds or condemnation awards received in connection with such Material Recovery Event after deducting therefrom only (i) reasonable fees and expenses and expenses thereof (including, without limitation, any legal or other professional fees)), (ii) any proceeds or awards required to be paid to a creditor (other than the Lenders) which holds a first priority Lien permitted by Section 5.9 on the property which is the subject of such event or to other parties having superior rights to such proceeds, awards or payments and, without duplication of any amount reinvested pursuant to Section 2.12(c) any any money actually applied to repair or reconstruct the damaged property or property affected by the condemnation or taking, and (iii) any taxes payable by such Person on account of such insurance proceeds or condemnation award, actually paid, assessed or estimated by such Person (in good faith) to be payable within the next twelve (12) months in cash in connection with such event.

 

“Net Indebtedness” means, at any time, the excess, if any, of (a) Combined Funded Indebtedness as of such date (excluding amounts owing in connection with Parent Intercompany Loans, minus (b) the Unrestricted Domestic Cash Amount as of such date; provided, however, that, notwithstanding the actual amount of the Unrestricted Domestic Cash Amount, no more than Twenty Million Dollars ($20,000,000) of the Unrestricted Domestic Cash Amount may be used to calculate Net Indebtedness.

 

“Non‑Consenting Lender” means that term as defined in Section 11.3(c) hereof.

 

“Non-Debt Fund Affiliate” means an Affiliated Lender  that is not a Debt Fund Affiliate.

 

“Non-Defaulting Lender” means, at any time, each Lender that is not a Defaulting Lender at such time.

 

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“Note” means a Revolving Credit Note, or the Swing Line Note or a Term Note, or any other promissory note delivered pursuant to this Agreement.

 

“Notice of Loan” means a Notice of Loan in the form of the attached Exhibit D.

 

“Obligations” means, collectively, (a) all Indebtedness and other obligations now owing or hereafter incurred by one or more Borrowers to the Administrative Agent, the Swing Line Lender, the Issuing Lender, or any Lender pursuant to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents (including any Erroneous Payment Subrogation Rights), and includes the principal of and interest on all Loans, and all obligations of the Borrowers or any other Credit Party pursuant to Letters of Credit; (b) each extension, renewal, consolidation or refinancing of any of the foregoing, in whole or in part; (c) the commitment and other fees, and any prepayment fees, payable pursuant to this Agreement or any other Loan Document; (d) all fees and charges in connection with Letters of Credit; (e) every other liability, now or hereafter owing to the Administrative Agent or any Lender by any Company pursuant to this Agreement or any other Loan Document, including, without limitation, interest and fees that accrue after the commencement by or against any Credit Party or any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Laws naming such Person as the debtor in such proceeding, regardless of whether such interest and fees are allowed claims in such proceeding; and (f) all Related Expenses; provided that Obligations of a Credit Party shall not include Excluded Swap Obligations owing from such Credit Party.

 

“Operating Leases” means, subject to Section 1.2(c) hereof,  all real or personal property leases under which any Company is bound or obligated as a lessee or sublessee and which, under GAAP, are not required to be capitalized on a balance sheet of such Company; provided that Operating Leases shall not include any such lease under which any Company is also bound as the lessor or sublessor.

 

“Organizational Documents” means, with respect to any Person (other than an individual), such Person’s Articles (Certificate) of Incorporation, operating agreement or equivalent formation documents, and Regulations (Bylaws), or equivalent governing documents, and any amendments to any of the foregoing.

 

“Other Connection Taxes” means, with respect to any Recipient, Taxes imposed as a result of a present or former connection between such Recipient and the jurisdiction imposing such Taxes (other than connections arising from such Recipient having executed, delivered, become a party to, performed its obligations under, received payments under, received or perfected a security interest under, engaged in any other transaction pursuant to or enforced any Loan Document, or sold or assigned an interest in any Loan, Letter of Credit or any Loan Document).

 

“Other Taxes” means all present or future stamp, court or documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes that arise from any payment made hereunder or under any other Loan Document, or from the execution, delivery, performance, or enforcement or registration of, from the receipt or perfection of a security interest under, or otherwise with respect to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document, except any such Taxes that are Other Connection Taxes imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 3.6 or 11.3(c) hereof).

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“Overall Commitment Percentage” means, for any Lender, the percentage determined by dividing (a) the sum, based upon such Lender’s Applicable Commitment Percentages, of (i) the principal outstanding on the Term Loan, (ii) the aggregate principal amount of Revolving Loans outstanding, (iii) the Swing Line Exposure, and (iv) the Letter of Credit Exposure; by (b) the sum of (i) the aggregate principal amount of all Loans outstanding, plus (ii) the Letter of Credit Exposure.

“Parent” means Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc., a Michigan corporation.

 

“Parent Intercompany Loans” means that term as defined in Section 5.8(e) hereof.

 

“Participant” means that term as defined in Section 11.9(d) hereof.

 

“Participant Register” means that term as defined in Section 11.9(d) hereof.

 

“Patriot Act” means the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, USA Patriot Act, Title III of Pub. L. 107-56, signed into law October 26, 2001, as amended from time to time.

 

“PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, and its successor.

 

“Pension Plan” means an ERISA Plan that is a “pension plan” (within the meaning of ERISA Section 3(2)).

 

“Person” means any individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, limited partnership, joint venture, unincorporated organization, company, corporation, limited liability company, unlimited liability company, institution, trust, estate, Governmental Authority or any other entity.

 

“Platform” means Debt Domain, Intralinks, Syndtrak or a substantially similar electronic transmission system selected by the Administrative Agent.

 

“Pledge Agreement” means each of the Pledge Agreements, relating to the Pledged Securities, executed and delivered by Parent, a Borrower or a Guarantor of Payment, as applicable, in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Lenders, as the same may from time to time be amended, restated or otherwise modified.

 

“Pledged Notes” means the promissory notes payable to a Credit Party, as described on Schedule 7.4 hereto, and any additional or future promissory notes that may hereafter from time to time be payable to one or more Credit Parties.

 

“Pledged Securities” means all of the Equity Interests of a direct Subsidiary of Parent or a Credit Party, whether now owned or hereafter acquired or created, and all proceeds thereof; provided that Pledged Securities shall exclude (a) shares of capital stock or other Equity Interests of any Foreign Subsidiary that is not a first-tier Foreign Subsidiary, and (b) shares of voting capital stock or other voting Equity Interests in any first-tier Foreign Subsidiary in excess of sixty-five percent (65%) of the total outstanding shares of voting capital stock or other voting Equity Interest

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of such first-tier Foreign Subsidiary.  (Schedule 4 hereto lists, as of the Closing Date, all of the Pledged Securities.)

 

“Prime Rate” means the interest rate established from time to time by the Administrative Agent as the Administrative Agent’s prime rate, whether or not such rate shall be publicly announced; the Prime Rate may not be the lowest interest rate charged by the Administrative Agent for commercial or other extensions of credit.  Each change in the Prime Rate shall be effective immediately from and after such change.

 

“Proceeds” means (a) proceeds, as that term is defined in the U.C.C., and any other proceeds, and (b) whatever is received upon the sale, exchange, collection or other disposition of Collateral or proceeds, whether cash or non-cash.  Cash proceeds include, without limitation, moneys, checks and Deposit Accounts.  Proceeds include, without limitation, any Account arising when the right to payment is earned under a contract right, any insurance payable by reason of loss or damage to the Collateral, and any return or unearned premium upon any cancellation of insurance.  Except as expressly authorized in this Agreement, the right of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders to Proceeds specifically set forth herein, or indicated in any financing statement, shall never constitute an express or implied authorization on the part of the Administrative Agent or any Lender to a Company’s sale, exchange, collection or other disposition of any or all of the collateral securing the Secured Obligations.

 

“PTE” means a prohibited transaction class exemption issued by the United States Department of Labor, as any such exemption may be amended from time to time.

 

“QFC” has the meaning assigned to the term “qualified financial contract” in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. 5390(c)(8)(D).

 

“Recipient” means, as applicable (a) the Administrative Agent, (b) any Lender, or (c) the Issuing Lender.

 

“Register” means that term as described in Section 11.9(c) hereof.

 

“Regularly Scheduled Payment Date” means the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December of each year.

 

“Related Expenses” means any and all reasonable documented and out‑of‑pocket costs, liabilities and expenses (including, without limitation, losses, damages, penalties, claims, actions, attorneys’ fees, legal expenses, judgments, suits and disbursements) (a) incurred by the Administrative Agent, or imposed upon or asserted against the Administrative Agent or any Lender, in any attempt by the Administrative Agent and the Lenders to (i) obtain, preserve, perfect or enforce any Loan Document or any security interest evidenced by any Loan Document; (ii) obtain payment, performance or observance of any and all of the Secured Obligations; or (iii) maintain, insure, audit, collect, preserve, repossess or dispose of any of the collateral securing the Secured Obligations or any part thereof, including, without limitation, costs and expenses for appraisals, assessments and audits of any Credit Party or any such collateral; or (b) incidental or related to subpart (a) above, including, without limitation, interest thereupon from the date

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incurred, imposed or asserted until paid at the Default Rate; provided that the Administrative Agent’s counsel fees and expenses shall be limited to reasonable and documented out-of-pocket attorneys’ fees of one firm of counsel and additional counsel required to accommodate conflicts of interest and a single local counsel in each appropriate jurisdiction (which may include a single special counsel acting in multiple jurisdictions and, to the extent required by the subject matter, one specialist counsel for each specialized area of law in each appropriate jurisdiction).

 

“Related Parties” means, with respect to any Person, such Person’s Affiliates and the partners, directors, officers, employees, agents, trustees, administrators, managers, advisors and representatives of such Person and of such Person’s Affiliates.

 

“Related Writing” means each Loan Document and any other assignment, mortgage, security agreement, guaranty agreement, subordination agreement, financial statement, audit report or other writing furnished by any Credit Party, or any of its officers, to the Administrative Agent or the Lenders pursuant to or otherwise in connection with this Agreement; provided that no Bank Product Agreement or Hedge Agreement shall constitute a Related Writing hereunder.

 

“Relevant Governmental Body” means the Federal Reserve Board or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the Federal Reserve Board or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or any successor thereto.

 

“Reportable Event” means any of the events described in Section 4043 of ERISA other than events for which the thirty (30) day notice period has been waived by the PBGC.

 

“Required Lenders” means the holders, based upon each Lender’s Applicable Commitment Percentages, of more than fifty percent (50%), based upon each Lender’s Commitment Percentage, of an amount (the “Total Amount”) equal to the sum of:

(i)(Aa) during the Commitment Period, the Maximum Revolving Amount, or (Bb) after the Commitment Period, the Revolving Credit Exposure;

(ii) the principal outstanding on the Term Loan; and

(iii)the principal outstanding on the Additional Term Loan Facilities;

provided that (Ai) the portion of the Total Amount held or deemed to be held by any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Lenders, and (Bii) if there shall be two or more unaffiliated Lenders (that are not Defaulting Lenders), Required Lenders shall constitute at least two unaffiliated Lenders.

 

“Reserve Percentage” means, for any day, that percentage (expressed as a decimal) that is in effect on such day, as prescribed by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (or any successor) for determining the maximum reserve requirement (including, without limitation, all basic, supplemental, marginal and other reserves and taking into account any transitional adjustments or other scheduled changes in reserve requirements) for a member bank of the Federal Reserve System in Cleveland, Ohio, in respect of Eurocurrency Liabilities.  The Eurodollar Rate shall be adjusted automatically on and as of the effective date of any change in the Reserve Percentage.

“Resolution Authority” means an EEA Resolution Authority or, with respect to any UK Financial Institution, a UK Resolution Authority.

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“Restricted Payment” means, with respect to any Company, (a) any Capital Distribution, (b) any amount paid by such Company in repayment, redemption, retirement or repurchase, directly or indirectly, of any Subordinated Indebtedness, or (c) any amount paid by such Company in respect of any management, consulting or other similar arrangement with any equity holder (other than a Company) of a Company or an Affiliate of a Company.  

 

“Revolving Credit Availability” means, at any time, the amount equal to the Revolving Credit Commitment minus the Revolving Credit Exposure.

 

“Revolving Credit Commitment” means the obligation hereunder, during the Commitment Period, of (a) the Revolving Lenders (and each Revolving Lender) to make Revolving Loans, (b) the Issuing Lender to issue and each Revolving Lender to participate in, Letters of Credit pursuant to the Letter of Credit Commitment, and (c) the Swing Line Lender to make, and each Revolving Lender to participate in, Swing Loans pursuant to the Swing Line Commitment; up to an aggregate principal amount outstanding at any time equal to the Maximum Revolving Amount.

 

“Revolving Credit Exposure” means, at any time, the sum of (a) the aggregate principal amount of all Revolving Loans outstanding, (b) the Swing Line Exposure, and (c) the Letter of Credit Exposure.

 

“Revolving Credit Note” means a Revolving Credit Note, in the form of the attached Exhibit A, executed and delivered pursuant to Section 2.5(a) hereof.

 

“Revolving Lender” means a Lender with a percentage of the Revolving Credit Commitment as set forth on Schedule 1 hereto, or that acquires a percentage of the Revolving Credit Commitment pursuant to Section 2.10(b), 3.6 or 11.9 hereof.

 

“Revolving Loan” means a loan made to the Borrowers by the Revolving Lenders in accordance with Section 2.2(a) hereof.

 

“Sales Agent Advances” means loans, advances and other investments by a Credit Party in or to a Sales Agent.

 

“Sales Agents” means commissioned agents or agencies and business entities formed by commissioned agents or agencies which provide goods or services to a Credit Party in connection with the transportation of goods.

 

“Sanctioned Country” means any country or territory (a) which is itself the subject or target of any Sanctions or (b) located, organized or resident in a country or territory that is the subject of Sanctions (including, without limitation, the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic or any other Covered Region of Ukraine identified pursuant to Executive Order 14065, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria).

 

“Sanctions” means any sanctions administered or enforced from time to time by (a) the U.S. government, including those administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office

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of Foreign Assets Control or the U.S. Department of State, or (b) the United Nations Security Council, the European Union or Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom, or other relevant sanctions authorities.

 

“Secured Obligations” means, collectively, (a) the Obligations, (b) all obligations and liabilities of the Companies owing to a Lender (or an entity that is an Affiliate of a then existing Lender) under Hedge Agreements, and (c) the Bank Product Obligations owing to a Lender (or an entity that is an Affiliate of a then existing Lender) under Bank Product Agreements; provided that Secured Obligations of a Credit Party shall not include Excluded Swap Obligations owing from such Credit Party.

 

“Securities Account” means a securities account, as that term is defined in the U.C.C.

 

“Securities Account Control Agreement” means each Securities Account Control Agreement (or similar agreement with respect to a Securities Account) among a Credit Party, the Administrative Agent and a Securities Intermediary, to be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, as the same may from time to time be amended, restated or otherwise modified.

 

“Securities Intermediary” means a clearing corporation or a Person, including, without limitation, a bank or broker, that in the ordinary course of its business maintains Securities Accounts for others and is acting in that capacity.

 

“Security Agreement” means each Security Agreement, executed and delivered by one or more Guarantors of Payment in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Lenders, as the same may from time to time be amended, restated or otherwise modified.

 

“Security Agreement Joinder” means each Security Agreement Joinder, executed and delivered by a Guarantor of Payment for the purpose of adding such Guarantor of Payment as a party to a previously executed Security Agreement.

 

“Security Document” means each Security Agreement, each Security Agreement Joinder, each Pledge Agreement, each Intellectual Property Security Agreement, each Collateral Access Agreement, each Control Agreement, and each other agreement executed or provided to the Administrative Agent in connection with any of the foregoing, as any of the foregoing may from time to time be amended, restated or otherwise modified or replaced.

 

“SOFR” means a rate equal to the secured overnight financing rate as administered by the SOFR Administrator.

 

“SOFR Administrator” means the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (or a successor administrator of the secured overnight financing rate).

 

“SOFR Administrator’s Website” means the website of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, currently at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source for the secured overnight financing rate identified as such by the SOFR Administrator from time to time.

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“SOFR Business Day” means any day except for (i) a Saturday, (ii) a Sunday or (iii) a day on which the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association recommends that the fixed income departments of its members be closed for the entire day for purposes of trading in United States government securities.

 

“SOFR Index Adjustment” means a percentage per annum equal to one-tenth of one percent (0.10%).

 

Specific Commitment” means the Revolving Credit Commitment or the Term Loan CommitmentSOFR Loan” means a Daily Simple SOFR Loan or a Term SOFR Loan.

 

“Standard & Poor’s” means S&P Global Ratings, a business unit of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, a subsidiary of S&P Global Inc., and any successor thereto.

 

“Subordinated Debt Documents” means each subordinated promissory note or agreement issued by a Credit Party to Parent, and each other promissory note, instrument and agreement executed in connection therewith.

 

“Subordinated Indebtedness” means Indebtedness that shall have been subordinated (by written terms or written agreement being, in either case, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, including pursuant to the Intercompany Subordination Agreement) in favor of the prior payment in full of the Obligations.

 

“Subsidiary” means, with respect to any Person, (a) a corporation more than fifty percent (50%) of the Voting Power of which is owned, directly or indirectly, by such Person or by one or more other subsidiaries of such Person or by such Person and one or more subsidiaries of such Person, (b) a partnership, limited liability company or unlimited liability company of which such Person, one or more other subsidiaries of such Person or such Person and one or more subsidiaries of such Person, directly or indirectly, is a general partner or managing member, as the case may be, or otherwise has an ownership interest greater than fifty percent (50%) of all of the ownership interests in such partnership, limited liability company or unlimited liability company, or (c) any other Person (other than a corporation, partnership, limited liability company or unlimited liability company) in which such Person, one or more other subsidiaries of such Person or such Person and one or more subsidiaries of such Person, directly or indirectly, has at least a majority interest in the Voting Power or the power to elect or direct the election of a majority of directors or other governing body of such Person.

 

“Supporting Letter of Credit” means a standby letter of credit, in form and substance satisfactory to the Issuing Lender, issued by an issuer satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Lender.

 

“Swap Contract” means (a) any and all rate swap transactions, basis swaps, credit derivative transactions, forward rate transactions, commodity swaps, commodity options, forward commodity contracts, equity or equity index swaps or options, bond or bond price or bond index swaps or options or forward bond or forward bond price or forward bond index transactions, interest rate options, forward foreign exchange transactions, cap transactions, floor transactions,

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collar transactions, currency swap transactions, cross-currency rate swap transactions, currency options, spot contracts, or any other similar transactions or any combination of any of the foregoing (including any options to enter into any of the foregoing), whether or not any such transaction is governed by or subject to any master agreement, and (b) any and all transactions of any kind, and the related confirmations, that are subject to the terms and conditions of, or governed by, any form of master agreement published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., any International Foreign Exchange Master Agreement, or any other master agreement (any such master agreement, together with any related schedules, a “Master Agreement”), including any such obligations or liabilities under any Master Agreement.

 

“Swap Obligations” means, with respect to any Company, any obligation to pay or perform under any agreement, contract or transaction that constitutes a “swap” within the meaning of section 1a(47) of the Commodity Exchange Act.

 

“Swap Termination Value” means, as to any one or more Swap Contracts, after taking into account the effect of any legally enforceable netting agreement relating to such Swap Contracts, (a) for any date on or after the date such Swap Contracts have been closed out and termination value(s) determined in accordance therewith, such termination value(s), and (b) for any date prior to the date referenced in clause (a), the amount(s) determined as the mark-to-market value(s) for such Swap Contracts, as determined based upon one or more mid-market or other readily available quotations provided by any recognized dealer in such Swap Contracts (which may include a Lender or any Affiliate of a Lender).

 

“Swing Line Commitment” means the commitment of the Swing Line Lender to make Swing Loans to the Borrowers, on a discretionary basis, up to the aggregate amount at any time outstanding of Twenty Million Dollars ($20,000,000).

 

“Swing Line Exposure” means, at any time, the aggregate principal amount of all Swing Loans outstanding.

 

“Swing Line Lender” means KeyBank, as holder of the Swing Line Commitment.

 

“Swing Line Note” means the Swing Line Note, in the form of the attached Exhibit B, executed and delivered pursuant to Section 2.5(b) hereof.

 

“Swing Loan” means a loan that shall be denominated in Dollars made to the Borrowers by the Swing Line Lender under the Swing Line Commitment, in accordance with Section 2.2(c) hereof.

 

“Swing Loan Maturity Date” means, with respect to any Swing Loan, the earliest of (a) thirty (30) days after the date such Swing Loan is made, (b) demand by the Swing Line Lender, or (c) the last day of the Commitment Period.

 

“Synthetic Indebtedness” means, with respect to any Person as of any date of determination thereof, all obligations of such Person in respect of transactions entered into by such Person that are intended to function primarily as a borrowing of funds (including, any minority interest

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transactions that function primarily as a borrowing) but are not otherwise included in the definition of “Indebtedness” or as a liability on the consolidated balance sheet of such Person and its Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP.

 

“Synthetic Lease Obligation” means the monetary obligation of a Person under (a) a so-called synthetic, off-balance sheet or tax retention lease or (b) an agreement for the use or possession of property creating obligations that do not appear on the balance sheet of such Person but, upon the insolvency or bankruptcy of such Person, would be characterized as the indebtedness of such Person (without regard to accounting treatment).

 

“Taxes” means all present or future taxes, levies, imposts, duties, deductions, withholdings (including backup withholding), assessments, fees or other charges imposed by any Governmental Authority, including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.

 

“Term Lender” means a Lender with a percentage of the Term Loan Commitment as set forth on Schedule 1 hereto, or that acquires a percentage of the Term Loan Commitment or the outstanding principal amount of the Term Loan pursuant to Section 3.6 or 11.9 hereof.

“Term SOFR” means for any calculation with respect to a Term SOFR Loan, the Term SOFR Reference Rate for a tenor comparable to the applicable Interest Period on the day (such day, the “Lookback Day”) that is two SOFR Business Days prior to the first day of such Interest Period (and rounded in accordance with the Administrative Agent’s customary practice), as such rate is published by the Term SOFR Administrator; provided, however, that if as of 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on any Lookback Day the Term SOFR Reference Rate for the applicable tenor has not been published by the Term SOFR Administrator and a Benchmark Replacement Date with respect to the Term SOFR Reference Rate has not occurred, then Term SOFR will be the Term SOFR Reference Rate for such tenor as published by the Term SOFR Administrator on the first preceding SOFR Business Day for which such Term SOFR Reference Rate for such tenor was published by the Term SOFR Administrator so long as such first preceding SOFR Business Day is not more than three SOFR Business Days prior to such Lookback Day, and for any calculation with respect to a Base Rate Loan, the Term SOFR Reference Rate for a tenor of one month on the day that is two SOFR Business Days prior to the date the Base Rate is determined, subject to the proviso provided above.

 

“Term Loan” means the loan made to the Borrowers by the Term Lenders in the original principal amount of One Hundred Fifty Million Dollars ($150,000,000), in accordance with Section 2.3 hereof.

“Term SOFR Administrator” means CME Group Benchmark Administration Ltd. (or a successor administrator of the Term SOFR Reference Rate, as selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion).

 

“Term Loan Commitment” means the obligation hereunder of each Term Lender to participate in the making of the Term Loan, up to the amount set forth opposite such Term Lender’s name under the column headed “Term Loan Commitment Amount” as set forth on Schedule 1 hereto.

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“Term SOFR Loan Exposure” means, at any time, the outstanding principal amount of the Term Loan a Revolving Loan described in Section 2.2(a) hereof, in each case on which the Borrowers shall pay interest at the Derived Term SOFR Rate.

 

“Term Loan Maturity Date” means November 26, 2023SOFR Reference Rate” means the forward-looking term rate based on SOFR.

 

“Term Note” means a Term Note, in the form of the attached Exhibit C executed and delivered pursuant to Section 2.5(c) hereof.

“Total Commitment Amount” means the principal amount of Three Hundred Fifty Million Dollars ($350,000,000), as such amount may be increased pursuant to Section 2.10(b) hereof, or decreased pursuant to Section 2.10(a) hereof.

“Trade Date” means that term as defined in Section 11.9(g)(i) hereof.

 

“UACL Subsidiaries” means Universal Capacity Solutions Holdings, Inc., a Michigan corporation, and each of its Subsidiaries.

 

“U.C.C.” means the Uniform Commercial Code, as in effect from time to time in the State of New York; provided that, if perfection or the effect of perfection or non-perfection or the priority of any security interest in any Collateral is governed by the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in a jurisdiction other than the State of New York, “U.C.C.” means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect from time to time in such other jurisdiction for purposes of the provisions hereof relating to such perfection, effect of perfection or non-perfection or priority.

 

“U.C.C. Financing Statement” means a financing statement filed or to be filed in accordance with the Uniform Commercial Code, as in effect from time to time, in the relevant state or states.

 

“UK Financial Institution” means any BRRD Undertaking (as such term is defined under the PRA Rulebook (as amended form time to time) promulgated by the United Kingdom Prudential Regulation Authority) or any person falling within IFPRU 11.6 of the FCA Handbook (as amended from time to time) promulgated by the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority, which includes certain credit institutions and investment firms, and certain affiliates of such credit institutions or investment firms.

 

“UK Resolution Authority” means the Bank of England or any other public administrative authority having responsibility for the resolution of any UK Financial Institution.

 

“Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement” means the applicable Benchmark Replacement excluding the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment.

 

“U.S. Person” means any Person that is a “United States Person” as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.

 

“U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate” means that term as defined in Section 3.2(e) hereof.

 

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“United States” or “U.S.” means the United States of America.

 

“Universal Group” means Parent and its Subsidiaries, excluding the UACL Subsidiaries; provided that in the event Immaterial Subsidiaries, Parent and Foreign Subsidiaries, collectively, represent more than five percent (5%) of Combined EBITDA, “Universal Group” means the Borrowers and the Guarantors of Payment under this Agreement.

 

“Universal Management” means that term as defined in the first paragraph of this Agreement.

 

“Unrestricted Domestic Cash Amount” means, at any date, that portion of a Borrower’s or a Guarantor of Payment’s aggregate cash and Cash Equivalents that is on deposit with one or more Lenders and that is not encumbered by or subject to any Lien (other than in favor of the Administrative Agent), setoff (other than ordinary course setoff rights of a depository bank arising under a bank depository agreement for customary fees, charges and other account-related expenses due to such depository bank thereunder), counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right in favor of any Person.

 

UTIUTS” means Universal Truckload, Inc., a Delaware corporationUTS Realty, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company.

 

“UTSI” means UTSI Finance, Inc., a Michigan corporation.

 

“Voting Power” means, with respect to any Person, the exclusive ability to control, through the ownership of shares of capital stock, partnership interests, membership interests or otherwise, the election of members of the board of directors or other similar governing body of such Person.  The holding of a designated percentage of Voting Power of a Person means the ownership of shares of capital stock, partnership interests, membership interests or other interests of such Person sufficient to control exclusively the election of that percentage of the members of the board of directors or similar governing body of such Person.

 

“Welfare Plan” means an ERISA Plan that is a “welfare plan” within the meaning of ERISA Section 3(l).

 

“Write‑Down and Conversion Powers” means, (a) 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., and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, any powers of the applicable Resolution Authority under the Bail-In Legislation to cancel, reduce, modify or change the form of a liability of any UK Financial Institution or any contract or instrument under which that liability arises, to convert all or part of that liability into shares, securities or obligations of that person or any other person, to provide that any such contract or instrument is to have effect as if a right had been exercised under it or to suspend any obligation in respect of that liability or any of the powers under that Bail-In Legislation that are related to or ancillary to any of those powers.

 

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Section 1.2.  Accounting Terms.  

 

(a)Any accounting term not specifically defined in this Agreement shall be deemed to include the interpretation and determination of such accounting term in accordance with GAAP.

 

(b)If any change in the rules, regulations, pronouncements, opinions or other requirements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (or any successor thereto or agency with similar function) is made with respect to GAAP, or if the Universal Group adopts the International Financial Reporting Standards, and such change or adoption results in a change in the calculation of any component (or components in the aggregate) of the financial covenants set forth in Section 5.7 hereof or the related financial definitions, at the option of the Administrative Agent, the Required Lenders or the Administrative Borrower, the parties hereto will enter into good faith negotiations to amend such financial covenants and financial definitions in such manner as the parties shall agree, each acting reasonably, in order to reflect fairly such change or adoption so that the criteria for evaluating the financial condition of the Universal Group shall be the same in commercial effect after, as well as before, such change or adoption is made (in which case the method and calculating such financial covenants and definitions hereunder shall be determined in the manner so agreed); provided that, until so amended, such calculations shall continue to be computed in accordance with GAAP as in effect prior to such change or adoption.

 

(c)All leases of any Person that are, or would be, characterized as operating leases in accordance with GAAP on the Closing Date (whether or not such operating leases were in effect on the Closing Date) shall be accounted for as operating leases (and not as capital leases) for purposes of this Agreement regardless of any change in GAAP following the Closing Date that would otherwise require such leases to be characterized as capital leases. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the definition of Capitalized Lease Obligations and all financial covenants contained herein shall be calculated, and compliance with negative covenants contained herein shall be determined, without giving effect to Accounting Standards Codification 842 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification having similar result or effect) (and related interpretations) to the extent any lease (or similar arrangement) would be required to be treated as a capital lease thereunder where such lease (or arrangement) would have been treated as an operating lease under GAAP as in effect immediately prior to the effectiveness of such Accounting Standards Codification.  

 

Section 1.3.  Terms Generally.  The foregoing definitions shall be applicable to the singular and plural forms of the foregoing defined terms.  Unless otherwise defined in this Article I, terms that are defined in the U.C.C. are used herein as so defined.

 

Section 1.4.  Divisions.  For all purposes under the Loan Documents, in connection with any division or plan of division under Delaware law (or any comparable event under a different jurisdiction’s laws): (a) if any asset, right, obligation or liability of any Person becomes the asset, right, obligation or liability of a different Person, then it shall be deemed to have been transferred from the original Person to the subsequent Person, and (b) if any new Person comes into existence, such new Person shall be deemed to have been organized on the first date of its existence by the holders of its equity interests at such time.

 

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Section 1.5.  Rates.  The interest rate on Loans denominated in Dollars may be determined by reference to a benchmark rate that is, or may in the future become, the subject of regulatory reform or cessation.  The Administrative Agent does not warrant or accept responsibility for, and shall not have any liability with respect to (a) the continuation of, administration of, submission of, calculation of or any other matter related to the Base Rate, Daily Simple SOFR, Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR, the Term SOFR Reference Rate, Adjusted Term SOFR or Term SOFR, or any component definition thereof or rates referred to in the definition thereof, or any alternative, successor or replacement rate thereto (including any Benchmark Replacement), including whether the composition or characteristics of any such alternative, successor or replacement rate (including any Benchmark Replacement) will be similar to, or produce the same value or economic equivalence of, or have the same volume or liquidity as, the Base Rate, Daily Simple SOFR, Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR, the Term SOFR Reference Rate, Adjusted Term SOFR or Term SOFR or any other Benchmark prior to its discontinuance or unavailability, or (b) the effect, implementation or composition of any Conforming Changes.  The Administrative Agent and its affiliates or other related entities may engage in transactions that affect the calculation of the Base Rate, Daily Simple SOFR, Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR, the Term SOFR Reference Rate, Adjusted Term SOFR or Term SOFR, any alternative, successor or replacement rate (including any Benchmark Replacement) or any relevant adjustments thereto, in each case, in a manner adverse to the Borrowers.  The Administrative Agent may select information sources or services in its reasonable discretion to ascertain the Base Rate, Daily Simple SOFR, Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR, the Term SOFR Reference Rate, Adjusted Term SOFR or Term SOFR or any other Benchmark, in each case pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, and shall have no liability to the Borrowers, any Lender or any other person or entity for damages of any kind, including direct or indirect, special, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, costs, losses or expenses (whether in tort, contract or otherwise and whether at law or in equity), for any error or calculation of any such rate (or component thereof) provided by any such information source or service.  The Administrative Agent will, in keeping with industry practice, continue using its current rounding practices in connection with the Base Rate, Daily Simple SOFR, Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR, the Term SOFR Reference Rate, Adjusted Term SOFR or Term SOFR.  In connection with the use or administration of Daily Simple SOFR and Term SOFR, the Administrative Agent will have the right to make Conforming Changes from time to time and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, any amendments implementing such Conforming Changes will become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document.  The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Administrative Borrower and the Lenders of the effectiveness of any Conforming Changes in connection with the use or administration of Daily Simple SOFR and Term SOFR.

 

 

 

ARTICLE II.  AMOUNT AND TERMS OF CREDIT

 

Section 2.1.  Amount and Nature of Credit.

 

(a)Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Lenders, during the Commitment Period and to the extent hereinafter provided, shall make Loans to the Borrowers, participate in Swing Loans made by the Swing Line Lender to the Borrowers, and issue or

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participate in Letters of Credit at the request of the Borrowers, in such aggregate amount as the Borrowers shall request pursuant to the Commitment; provided that in no event shall the aggregate principal amount of all Loans and Letters of Credit outstanding under this Agreement be in excess of the Total Commitment Amount.

 

(b)Each Lender, for itself and not one for any other, agrees to make Loans, participate in Swing Loans, and issue or participate in Letters of Credit, during the Commitment Period, on such basis that, immediately after the completion of any borrowing by the Borrowers or the issuance of a Letter of Credit, the aggregate outstanding principal amount of Loans made by such Lender (other than Swing Loans made by the Swing Line Lender), when combined with such Lender’s pro rata share, if any, of the Letter of Credit Exposure and the Swing Line Exposure, shall not be in excess of the Maximum Revolving Amount for such Lender.  Within each Specific Commitment, eachEach borrowing (other than Swing Loans which shall be risk participated on a pro rata basis) from the Lenders shall be made pro rata according to the respective Applicable Commitment Percentages of the Lenders.

 

(c)The Loans may be made as Revolving Loans as described in Section 2.2(a) hereof, as the Term Loan as described in Section 2.3 hereof and as Swing Loans as described in Section 2.2(c) hereof, and Letters of Credit may be issued in accordance with Section 2.2(b) hereof.

 

Section 2.2.  Revolving Credit Commitment.

 

(a)Revolving Loans.  Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, during the Commitment Period, the Revolving Lenders shall make a Revolving Loan or Revolving Loans to the Borrowers in such amount or amounts as the Administrative Borrower, through an Authorized Officer, may from time to time request, but not exceeding in aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding hereunder the Revolving Credit Commitment, when such Revolving Loans are combined with the Letter of Credit Exposure and the Swing Line Exposure.  The Borrowers shall have the option, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, to borrow Revolving Loans, maturing on the last day of the Commitment Period, by means of any combination of Base Rate Loans or EurodollarSOFR Loans.  Subject to the provisions of this Agreement, the Borrowers shall be entitled to borrow Revolving Loans, repay the same in whole or in part and re-borrow Revolving Loans hereunder at any time and from time to time during the Commitment Period.  The aggregate outstanding amount of all Revolving Loans shall be payable in full on the last day of the Commitment Period.

 

(b)Letters of Credit.

 

(i)Generally.  Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, during the Commitment Period, the Issuing Lender shall, in its own name, on behalf of the Revolving Lenders, issue such Letters of Credit for the account of a Borrower or a Guarantor of Payment, as the Administrative Borrower, through an Authorized Officer, may from time to time request.  The Administrative Borrower shall not request any Letter of Credit (and the Issuing Lender shall not be obligated to issue any Letter of Credit) if, after giving effect thereto, (A) the Letter of Credit Exposure would exceed the Letter of Credit Commitment, or (B) the Revolving Credit Exposure would exceed the Revolving

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Credit Commitment.  The issuance of each Letter of Credit shall confer upon each Lender the benefits and liabilities of a participation consisting of an undivided pro rata interest in the Letter of Credit to the extent of such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Commitment Percentage.

 

(ii)Request for Letter of Credit.  Each request for a Letter of Credit shall be delivered to the Administrative Agent (and to the Issuing Lender, if the Issuing Lender is a Lender other than the Administrative Agent) by an Authorized Officer not later than 11:00 A.M. (Eastern time) three (3) Business Days prior to the date of the proposed issuance of the Letter of Credit (or such shorter period as may be reasonably acceptable to the Issuing Lender).  Each such request shall be in a form acceptable to the Administrative Agent (and the Issuing Lender, if the Issuing Lender is a Lender other than the Administrative Agent) and shall specify the face amount thereof, whether such Letter of Credit is a commercial documentary or a standby Letter of Credit, the account party, the beneficiary, the requested date of issuance, amendment, renewal or extension, the expiry date thereof, and the nature of the transaction or obligation to be supported thereby.  Concurrently with each such request, the Borrowers, and any Guarantor of Payment for whose account the Letter of Credit is to be issued, shall execute and deliver to the Issuing Lender an appropriate application and agreement, being in the standard form of the Issuing Lender for such letters of credit, as amended to conform to the provisions of this Agreement if required by the Administrative Agent.  The Administrative Agent shall give the Issuing Lender and each Revolving Lender notice of each such request for a Letter of Credit.

 

(iii)Commercial Documentary Letters of Credit Fees.  With respect to each Letter of Credit that shall be a commercial documentary letter of credit and the drafts thereunder, whether issued for the account of a Borrower or a Guarantor of Payment, the Borrowers agree to (A) pay to the Administrative Agent, for the pro rata benefit of the Revolving Lenders, a non-refundable commission based upon the face amount of such Letter of Credit, which shall be paid quarterly in arrears, on each Regularly Scheduled Payment Date, in an amount equal to the aggregate sum of the Letter of Credit Fee for such Letter of Credit for each day of such quarter; (B) pay to the Administrative Agent, for the sole benefit of the Issuing Lender, an additional Letter of Credit fee, which shall be paid on each date that such Letter of Credit is issued, amended or renewed, at the rate of one-eighth percent (1/8%) of the face amount of such Letter of Credit; and (C) pay to the Administrative Agent, for the sole benefit of the Issuing Lender, such other issuance, amendment, renewal, negotiation, draw, acceptance, telex, courier, postage and similar transactional fees as are customarily charged by the Issuing Lender in respect of the issuance and administration of similar letters of credit under its fee schedule as in effect from time to time.

 

(iv)Standby Letters of Credit Fees.  With respect to each Letter of Credit that shall be a standby letter of credit and the drafts thereunder, if any, whether issued for the account of a Borrower or a Guarantor of Payment, the Borrowers agree to (A) pay to the Administrative Agent, for the pro rata benefit of the Revolving Lenders, a non-refundable commission based upon the face amount of such Letter of Credit, which shall be paid quarterly in arrears, on each Regularly Scheduled Payment Date, in an amount equal to the

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aggregate sum of the Letter of Credit Fee for such Letter of Credit for each day of such quarter; (B) pay to the Administrative Agent, for the sole benefit of the Issuing Lender, an additional Letter of Credit fee, which shall be paid on each date that such Letter of Credit is issued, amended or renewed at the rate of one-eighth percent (1/8%) of the face amount of such Letter of Credit; and (C) pay to the Administrative Agent, for the sole benefit of the Issuing Lender, such other issuance, amendment, renewal, negotiation, draw, acceptance, telex, courier, postage and similar transactional fees as are customarily charged by the Issuing Lender in respect of the issuance and administration of similar letters of credit under its fee schedule as in effect from time to time.

 

(v)Refunding of Letters of Credit with Revolving Loans.  Whenever a Letter of Credit shall be drawn, the Borrowers shall promptly reimburse the Issuing Lender for the amount drawn.  In the event that the amount drawn shall not have been reimbursed by the Borrowers within one Business Day of the date of the drawing of such Letter of Credit, at the sole option of the Administrative Agent (and the Issuing Lender, if the Issuing Lender is a Lender other than the Administrative Agent), the Borrowers shall be deemed to have requested a Revolving Loan, subject to the provisions of Sections 2.2(a) and 2.6 hereof (other than the requirement set forth in Section 2.6(d) hereof), in the amount drawn.  Such Revolving Loan shall be evidenced by the Revolving Credit Notes (or, if a Lender has not requested a Revolving Credit Note, by the records of the Administrative Agent and such Lender).  Each Revolving Lender agrees to make a Revolving Loan on the date of such notice, subject to no conditions precedent whatsoever.  Each Revolving Lender acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to make a Revolving Loan pursuant to Section 2.2(a) hereof when required by this Section 2.2(b)(v) shall be absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including, without limitation, the occurrence and continuance of a Default or Event of Default, and that its payment to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Issuing Lender, of the proceeds of such Revolving Loan shall be made without any offset, abatement, recoupment, counterclaim, withholding or reduction whatsoever and whether or not the Revolving Credit Commitment shall have been reduced or terminated.  The Borrowers irrevocably authorize and instruct the Administrative Agent to apply the proceeds of any borrowing pursuant to this Section 2.2(b)(v) to reimburse, in full (other than the Issuing Lender’s pro rata share of such borrowing), the Issuing Lender for the amount drawn on such Letter of Credit.  Each such Revolving Loan shall be deemed to be a Base Rate Loan unless otherwise requested by and available to the Borrowers hereunder.  Each Revolving Lender is hereby authorized to record on its records relating to its Revolving Credit Note (or, if such Revolving Lender has not requested a Revolving Credit Note, its records relating to Revolving Loans) such Revolving Lender’s pro rata share of the amounts paid and not reimbursed on the Letters of Credit.

 

(vi)Participation in Letters of Credit.  If, for any reason, the Administrative Agent (and the Issuing Lender if the Issuing Lender is a Revolving Lender other than the Administrative Agent) shall be unable to or, in the opinion of the Administrative Agent, it shall be impracticable to, convert any amount drawn under a Letter of Credit to a Revolving Loan pursuant to the preceding subsection, the Administrative Agent (and the Issuing Lender if the Issuing Lender is a Revolving Lender other than the Administrative Agent)

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shall have the right to request that each Lender fund a participation in the amount due with respect to such Letter of Credit, and the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Revolving Lender thereof (by facsimile or email (in each case confirmed by telephone) or telephone (confirmed in writing)).  Upon such notice, but without further action, the Issuing Lender hereby agrees to grant to each Revolving Lender, and each Revolving Lender hereby agrees to acquire from the Issuing Lender, an undivided participation interest in the amount due with respect to such Letter of Credit in an amount equal to such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Commitment Percentage of the principal amount due with respect to such Letter of Credit.  In consideration and in furtherance of the foregoing, each Revolving Lender hereby absolutely and unconditionally agrees, upon receipt of notice as provided above, to pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Issuing Lender, such Revolving Lender’s ratable share of the amount due with respect to such Letter of Credit (determined in accordance with such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Commitment Percentage).  Each Revolving Lender acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to acquire participations in the amount due under any Letter of Credit that is drawn but not reimbursed by the Borrowers pursuant to this Section 2.2(b)(vi) shall be absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including, without limitation, the occurrence and continuance of a Default or Event of  Default, and that each such payment shall be made without any offset, abatement, recoupment, counterclaim, withholding or reduction whatsoever and whether or not the Revolving Credit Commitment shall have been reduced or terminated.  Each Revolving Lender shall comply with its obligation under this Section 2.2(b)(vi) by wire transfer of immediately available funds, in the same manner as provided in Section 2.6 hereof with respect to Revolving Loans.  Each Revolving Lender is hereby authorized to record on its records such Revolving Lender’s pro rata share of the amounts paid and not reimbursed on the Letters of Credit.

 

(vii)Auto-Renewal Letters of Credit.  If the Administrative Borrower so requests, a Letter of Credit shall have an automatic renewal provision; provided that any Letter of Credit that has an automatic renewal provision must permit the Administrative Agent (or the Issuing Lender if the Issuing Lender is a Lender other than the Administrative Agent) to prevent any such renewal by giving prior notice to the beneficiary thereof not later than thirty (30) days prior to the renewal date of such Letter of Credit.  Once any such Letter of Credit that has automatic renewal provisions has been issued, the Revolving Lenders shall be deemed to have authorized (but may not require) the Administrative Agent (and the Issuing Lender) to permit at any time the renewal of such Letter of Credit to an expiry date not later than one year after the last day of the Commitment Period.

 

(viii)Letters of Credit Outstanding Beyond the Commitment Period.  If any Letter of Credit is outstanding upon the termination of the Commitment, then, prior to such termination, the Borrowers shall deposit with the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Issuing Lender, with respect to all outstanding Letters of Credit, either cash or a Supporting Letter of Credit, which, in each case, is (A) in an amount equal to one hundred five percent (105%) of the undrawn amount of the outstanding Letters of Credit, and (B) free and clear of all rights and claims of third parties.  The cash shall be deposited in an escrow account at a financial institution designated by the Issuing Lender.  The Issuing Lender shall be entitled to withdraw (with respect to the cash) or draw (with respect to the

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Supporting Letter of Credit) amounts necessary to reimburse the Issuing Lender for payments to be made under the Letters of Credit and any fees and expenses associated with such Letters of Credit, or incurred pursuant to the reimbursement agreements with respect to such Letters of Credit.  The Borrowers shall also execute such documentation as the Administrative Agent or the Issuing Lender may reasonably require in connection with the survival of the Letters of Credit beyond the Commitment or this Agreement.  After expiration of all undrawn Letters of Credit, the Supporting Letter of Credit or the remainder of the cash, as the case may be, shall promptly be returned to the Administrative Borrower.

 

(c)Swing Loans.

 

(i)Generally.  Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, during the Commitment Period, the Swing Line Lender shall make a Swing Loan or Swing Loans to the Borrowers in such amount or amounts as the Administrative Borrower, through an Authorized Officer, may from time to time request and to which the Swing Line Lender may agree; provided that the Administrative Borrower shall not request any Swing Loan if, after giving effect thereto, (A) the Revolving Credit Exposure would exceed the Revolving Credit Commitment, or (B) the Swing Line Exposure would exceed the Swing Line Commitment.  Each Swing Loan shall be due and payable on the Swing Loan Maturity Date applicable thereto.  Each Swing Loan shall be made in Dollars.

 

(ii)Refunding of Swing Loans.  If the Swing Line Lender so elects, by giving notice to the Administrative Borrower and the Revolving Lenders, the Borrowers agree that the Swing Line Lender shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to require that the then outstanding Swing Loans be refinanced as a Revolving Loan.  Such Revolving Loan shall be a Daily LIBORSimple SOFR Loan unless otherwise requested by and available to the Borrowers hereunder.  Upon receipt of such notice by the Administrative Borrower and the Revolving Lenders, the Borrowers shall be deemed, on such day, to have requested a Revolving Loan in the principal amount of such Swing Loan in accordance with Sections 2.2(a) and 2.6 hereof (other than the requirement set forth in Section 2.6(d) hereof).  Such Revolving Loan shall be evidenced by the Revolving Credit Notes (or, if a Revolving Lender has not requested a Revolving Credit Note, by the records of the Administrative Agent and such Revolving Lender).  Each Revolving Lender agrees to make a Revolving Loan on the date of such notice, subject to no conditions precedent whatsoever.  Each Revolving Lender acknowledges and agrees that such Revolving Lender’s obligation to make a Revolving Loan pursuant to Section 2.2(a) hereof when required by this Section 2.2(c)(ii) is absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including, without limitation, the occurrence and continuance of a Default or Event of Default, and that its payment to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Swing Line Lender, of the proceeds of such Revolving Loan shall be made without any offset, abatement, recoupment, counterclaim, withholding or reduction whatsoever and whether or not the Revolving Credit Commitment shall have been reduced or terminated.  The Borrowers irrevocably authorize and instruct the Administrative Agent to apply the proceeds of any borrowing pursuant to this Section 2.2(c)(ii) to repay in full such Swing Loan.  Each Revolving Lender is hereby authorized to record on its records relating to its Revolving Credit Note (or, if such Revolving Lender has not requested a Revolving Credit

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Note, its records relating to Revolving Loans) such Revolving Lender’s pro rata share of the amounts paid to refund such Swing Loan.

 

(iii)Participation in Swing Loans.  If, for any reason, the Swing Line Lender is unable to or, in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent, it is impracticable to, convert any Swing Loan to a Revolving Loan pursuant to the preceding Section 2.2(b)(ii), then on any day that a Swing Loan is outstanding (whether before or after the maturity thereof), the Administrative Agent shall have the right to request that each Lender fund a participation in such Swing Loan, and the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender thereof (by facsimile or email (in each case confirmed by telephone) or telephone (confirmed in writing)).  Upon such notice, but without further action, the Swing Line Lender hereby agrees to grant to each Lender, and each Lender hereby agrees to acquire from the Swing Line Lender, an undivided participation interest in the right to share in the payment of such Swing Loan in an amount equal to such Lender’s Applicable Commitment Percentage of the principal amount of such Swing Loan.  In consideration and in furtherance of the foregoing, each Lender hereby absolutely and unconditionally agrees, upon receipt of notice as provided above, to pay to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Swing Line Lender, such Lender’s ratable share of such Swing Loan (determined in accordance with such Lender’s Applicable Commitment Percentage).  Each Lender acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to acquire participations in Swing Loans pursuant to this Section 2.2(c)(iii) is absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including, without limitation, the occurrence and continuance of a Default or an Event of Default, and that each such payment shall be made without any offset, abatement, recoupment, counterclaim, withholding or reduction whatsoever and whether or not the Revolving Credit Commitment shall have been reduced or terminated.  Each Lender shall comply with its obligation under this Section 2.2(c)(iii) by wire transfer of immediately available funds, in the same manner as provided in Section 2.6 hereof with respect to Revolving Loans to be made by such Lender (with such Lender to receive interest on their funded participation at the applicable interest rate for such Swing Loans).

 

Section 2.3.  Term Loan Commitment.  Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Term Lenders shall make the Term Loan to the Borrowers on the Closing Date, in the amount of the Term Loan Commitment.  The Term Loan shall be payable in consecutive quarterly installments, in the amounts set forth in the table below, commencing March 31, 2019, and continuing on each Regularly Scheduled Payment Date thereafter, with the balance thereof payable in full on the Term Loan Maturity Date.[Reserved].  

 

Year

March 31

June 30

September 30

December 31

2019

$1,875,000

$1,875,000

$1,875,000

$1,875,000

2020

$2,812,500

$2,812,500

$2,812,500

$2,812,500

2021

$2,812,500

$2,812,500

$2,812,500

$2,812,500

2022

$3,750,000

$3,750,000

$3,750,000

$3,750,000

2023

$3,750,000

$3,750,000

$3,750,000

n/a

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The Administrative Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent, in accordance with the notice provisions of Section 2.6 hereof, whether the Term Loan will be a Base Rate Loan or one or more Eurodollar Loans.  The Term Loan may be a mixture of a Base Rate Loan and one or more Eurodollar Loans.  Once the Term Loan is made, any portion of the Term Loan repaid may not be re-borrowed.  The Term Loan Commitment shall terminate on the date that the Term Loan is made.

Section 2.4.  Interest.

 

(a)Revolving Loans.

(a)Interest on Revolving Loans.  The outstanding principal amount of each Revolving Loan shall bear interest at a fluctuating rate per annum that shall at all times be equal to (i) during such periods as such Revolving Loan is a Base Rate Loan, the Derived Base Rate, (ii) during such periods as such Revolving Loan is a Term SOFR Loan, the Derived Term SOFR Rate, and (iii) during such periods as such Revolving Loan is a Daily Simple SOFR Loan, the Derived Daily Simple SOFR Rate

 

(i)Base Rate Loan.  The Borrowers shall pay interest on the unpaid principal amount of a Revolving Loan that is a Base Rate Loan outstanding from time to time from the date thereof until paid at the Derived Base Rate for Revolving Loans from time to time in effect.  Interest on such Base Rate Loan shall be payable, commencing December 31, 2018, and continuing on each Regularly Scheduled Payment Date  thereafter and at the maturity thereof.

(ii)Eurodollar Loans.  The Borrowers shall pay interest on the unpaid principal amount of each Revolving Loan that is a Eurodollar Loan outstanding from time to time, with the interest rate to be fixed in advance on the first day of the Interest Period applicable thereto through the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto (but subject to changes in the Applicable Margin for Eurodollar Loans), at the Derived Eurodollar Rate for Revolving Loans.  Interest on such Eurodollar Loan shall be payable on each Interest Adjustment Date with respect to an Interest Period (provided that, if an Interest Period shall exceed three months, the interest must also be paid every three months, commencing three months from the beginning of such Interest Period).

(b)Swing Loans.  The Borrowers shall pay interest to the Administrative Agent, for the sole benefit of the Swing Line Lender (and any Lender that shall have funded a participation in such Swing Loan), on the unpaid principal amount of each Swing Loan outstanding from time to time from the date thereof until paid at the Derived Daily LIBORBase Rate from time to time in effect.  Interest on each Swing Loan shall be payable on the Swing Loan Maturity Date applicable thereto.  Each Swing Loan shall bear interest for a minimum of one day.

 

(c)Term Loan.Accrual and Payment of Interest.  The Borrowers shall pay interest on the unpaid principal amount of each Loan outstanding from time to time from the date thereof until paid: (i) in respect of each Base Rate Loan and SOFR Loan, on each Interest Payment Date and in the event of any conversion of any SOFR Loan prior to the end of the Interest Period therefor, accrued interest on such SOFR Loan shall be payable on the effective date of such conversion; and (ii) in respect of all Loans, at maturity (whether by acceleration or otherwise).

 

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(i)Base Rate Loan.  With respect to any portion of the Term Loan that is a Base Rate Loan, the Borrowers shall pay interest on the unpaid principal amount thereof outstanding from time to time from the date thereof until paid, commencing December 31, 2018, and continuing on each Regularly Scheduled Payment Date thereafter and on the Term Loan Maturity Date, at the Derived Base Rate for the Term Loan from time to time in effect.

(ii)Eurodollar Loans.  With respect to any portion of the Term Loan that is a Eurodollar Loan, the Borrowers shall pay interest on the unpaid principal amount of such Eurodollar Loan outstanding from time to time, with the interest rate to be fixed in advance on the first day of the Interest Period applicable thereto through the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto (but subject to changes in the Applicable Margin for Eurodollar Loans), at the Derived Eurodollar Rate for the Term Loan.  Interest on such Eurodollar Loan shall be payable on each Interest Adjustment Date with respect to an Interest Period (provided that, if an Interest Period shall exceed three months, the interest must also be paid every three months, commencing three months from the beginning of such Interest Period).

(d)Default Rate.  Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, if an Event of Default shall occur, upon the election of the Required Lenders (i) the principal of each Loan and the unpaid interest thereon shall bear interest, until paid, at the Default Rate, (ii) the fee for the aggregate undrawn amount of all issued and outstanding Letters of Credit shall be increased by two percent (2%) in excess of the rate otherwise applicable thereto, and (iii) in the case of any other amount not paid when due from the Borrowers hereunder or under any other Loan Document, such amount shall bear interest at the Default Rate; provided that, during an Event of Default under Section 8.1 or 8.11 hereof, the applicable Default Rate shall apply without any election or action on the part of the Administrative Agent or any Lender.

 

(e)Limitation on Interest.  In no event shall the rate of interest hereunder exceed the maximum rate allowable by law. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any Loan Document, the interest paid or agreed to be paid under the Loan Documents shall not exceed the maximum rate of non-usurious interest permitted by applicable Law (the “Maximum Rate”).  If the Administrative Agent or any Lender shall receive interest in an amount that exceeds the Maximum Rate, the excess interest shall be applied to the principal of the Loans or, if it exceeds such unpaid principal, refunded to the Administrative Borrower for distribution to the Borrowers, as appropriate.  In determining whether the interest contracted for, charged, or received by the Administrative Agent or a Lender exceeds the Maximum Rate, such Person may, to the extent permitted by applicable Law, (i) characterize any payment that is not principal as an expense, fee, or premium rather than interest, (ii) exclude voluntary prepayments and the effects thereof, and (iii) amortize, prorate, allocate, and spread in equal or unequal parts the total amount of interest throughout the contemplated term of the Obligations.

 

Section 2.5.  Evidence of Indebtedness.

 

(a)Revolving Loans.  Upon the request of a Revolving Lender, to evidence the obligation of the Borrowers to repay the portion of the Revolving Loans made by such Revolving Lender and to pay interest thereon, the Borrowers shall execute a Revolving Credit Note, payable to the order of such Revolving Lender in the principal amount equal to its Applicable Commitment

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Percentage of the Revolving Credit Commitment, or, if less, the aggregate unpaid principal amount of Revolving Loans made by such Revolving Lender; provided that the failure of a Revolving Lender to request a Revolving Credit Note shall in no way detract from the Borrowers’ obligations to such Revolving Lender hereunder.

 

(b)Swing Loans.  Upon the request of the Swing Line Lender, to evidence the obligation of the Borrowers to repay the Swing Loans and to pay interest thereon, the Borrowers shall execute a Swing Line Note, payable to the order of the Swing Line Lender in the principal amount of the Swing Line Commitment, or, if less, the aggregate unpaid principal amount of Swing Loans made by the Swing Line Lender; provided that the failure of the Swing Line Lender to request a Swing Line Note shall in no way detract from the Borrowers’ obligations to the Swing Line Lender hereunder.

 

(c)Term Loan.  Upon the request of a Term Lender, to evidence the obligation of the Borrowers to repay the portion of the Term Loan made by such Term Lender and to pay interest thereon, the Borrowers shall execute a Term Note, payable to the order of such Term Lender in the principal amount of its Applicable Commitment Percentage of the Term Loan Commitment; provided that the failure of such Term Lender to request a Term Note shall in no way detract from the Borrowers’ obligations to such Term Lender hereunder.

Section 2.6.  Notice of Loans and Credit Events; Funding of Loans.

 

(a)Notice of Loans and Credit Events.  The Administrative Borrower, through an Authorized Officer, shall provide to the Administrative Agent a Notice of Loan prior to (i) 11:00 A.M. (Eastern time) on the proposed date of borrowing of, or conversion of a Loan to, a Base Rate Loan, (ii) 11:00 A.M. (Eastern time) three Business Days prior to the proposed date of borrowing of, continuation of, or conversion of a Loan to, a EurodollarSOFR Loan, and (iii) 2:00 P.M. (Eastern time) on the proposed date of borrowing of a Swing Loan (or such later time as agreed to from time to time by the Swing Line Lender).  An Authorized Officer of the Administrative Borrower may verbally request a Loan so long as such verbal request is immediately followed by a Notice of Loan, and, if the Administrative Agent or any Lender provides funds or initiates funding based upon such verbal request, the Borrowers shall bear the risk with respect to any information regarding such funding that is later determined to have been incorrect.  The Borrowers shall comply with the notice provisions set forth in Section 2.2(b) hereof with respect to Letters of Credit.  Any Revolving Loans automatically funded into a disbursement account pursuant to a “sweep” cash arrangement between the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent shall not require the delivery of a Notice of Loan.

 

(b)Funding of Loans.  The Administrative Agent shall notify the appropriate Lenders of the date, amount and Interest Period (if applicable) promptly upon the receipt of a Notice of Loan (other than for a Swing Loan, or a Revolving Loan to be funded as a Swing Loan), and, in any event, by 2:00 P.M. (Eastern time) on the date such Notice of Loan is received.  On the date that the Credit Event set forth in such Notice of Loan is to occur, each such Lender shall provide to the Administrative Agent, not later than 3:00 P.M. (Eastern time), the amount in Dollars, in federal or other immediately available funds, required of it.  If the Administrative Agent shall elect to advance the proceeds of such Loan prior to receiving funds from such Lender, the Administrative Agent shall have the right, upon prior notice to the Administrative Borrower, to

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debit any account of one or more Borrowers or otherwise receive such amount from the Borrowers, promptly after demand, in the event that such Lender shall fail to reimburse the Administrative Agent in accordance with this subsection (b).  The Administrative Agent shall also have the right to receive interest from such Lender at the Federal Funds Effective Rate in the event that such Lender shall fail to provide its portion of the Loan on the date requested and the Administrative Agent shall elect to provide such funds.

 

(c)Conversion and Continuation of Loans.

 

(i)At the request of the Administrative Borrower to the Administrative Agent, subject to the notice and other provisions of this Agreement, the appropriate Lenders shall convert a Base Rate Loan or a Daily Simple SOFR Loan to one or more EurodollarTerm SOFR Loans at any time and shall convert a EurodollarTerm SOFR Loan to a Base Rate Loan or a Daily Simple SOFR Loan on any Interest Adjustment Date applicable thereto.  Swing Loans may be converted by the Swing Line Lender to Revolving Loans in accordance with Section 2.2(c)(ii) hereof.

 

(ii)At the request of the Administrative Borrower to the Administrative Agent, subject to the notice and other provisions of this Agreement, the appropriate Lenders shall continue one or more EurodollarTerm SOFR Loans as of the end of the applicable Interest Period as a new EurodollarTerm SOFR Loan with a new Interest Period.

 

(d)Minimum Amount.  Each request for:

 

(i)a Base Rate Loan or Daily Simple SOFR Loan shall be in an amount of not less than One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000), increased by increments of Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000);

 

(ii)a EurodollarTerm SOFR Loan shall be in an amount of not less than Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000), increased by increments of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000); and

 

(iii)a Swing Loan may be in any amount as may be agreed by the Swing Line Lender.

 

(e)Interest Periods.  The Borrowers shall not request that EurodollarTerm SOFR Loans be outstanding for more than six different Interest Periods at the same time.

 

Section 2.7.  Payment on Loans and Other Obligations.

 

(a)Payments Generally.  Each payment made hereunder or under any other Loan Document by a Credit Party shall be made without any offset, abatement, recoupment, counterclaim, withholding or reduction whatsoever.

 

(b)Payments from Borrowers.  All payments (including prepayments) to the Administrative Agent of the principal of or interest on each Loan or other payment, including but

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not limited to principal, interest, fees or any other amount owed by the Borrowers under this Agreement, shall be made in Dollars.  All payments described in this subsection (b) shall be remitted to the Administrative Agent, at the address of the Administrative Agent for notices referred to in Section 11.4 hereof for the account of the appropriate Lenders (or the Issuing Lender or the Swing Line Lender, as appropriate) not later than 1:00 P.M. (Eastern time) on the due date thereof in immediately available funds.  Any such payments received by the Administrative Agent (or the Issuing Lender or the Swing Line Lender) after 1:00 P.M. (Eastern time) shall be deemed to have been made and received on the next Business Day.

 

(c)Payments to Lenders.  Upon the Administrative Agent’s receipt of payments hereunder, the Administrative Agent shall immediately distribute to the appropriate Lenders (except with respect to Swing Loans, which shall be paid to the Swing Line Lender and any Lender that has funded a participation in the Swing Loans, or, with respect to Letters of Credit, certain of which payments shall be paid to the Issuing Lender) their respective ratable shares, if any, of the amount of principal, interest, and commitment and other fees received by the Administrative Agent for the account of such Lender.  Payments received by the Administrative Agent shall be delivered to the Lenders in immediately available funds.  Each Lender shall record any principal, interest or other payment, the principal amounts of Base Rate Loans, EurodollarSOFR Loans, Swing Loans and Letters of Credit, all prepayments and the applicable dates, including Interest Periods, with respect to the Loans made, and payments received by such Lender, by such method as such Lender may generally employ; provided that failure to make any such entry shall in no way detract from the obligations of the Borrowers under this Agreement or any Note.  The aggregate unpaid amount of Loans, types of Loans, Interest Periods and similar information with respect to the Loans and Letters of Credit set forth on the records of the Administrative Agent shall be rebuttably presumptive evidence with respect to such information, including the amounts of principal, interest and fees owing to each Lender.

 

(d)Timing of Payments.  Whenever any payment to be made hereunder, including, without limitation, any payment to be made on any Loan, shall be stated to be due on a day that is not a Business Day, such payment shall be made on the next Business Day and such extension of time shall in each case be included in the computation of the interest payable on such Loan; provided that, with respect to a EurodollarTerm SOFR Loan, if the next Business Day shall fall in the succeeding calendar month, such payment shall be made on the preceding Business Day and the relevant Interest Period shall be adjusted accordingly.

 

Section 2.8.  Prepayment.

 

(a)Right to Prepay.

 

(i)The Borrowers shall have the right at any time or from time to time to prepay, on a pro rata basis for all of the appropriate Lenders (except with respect to Swing Loans, which shall be paid to the Swing Line Lender and any Revolving Lender that has funded a participation in such Swing Loan), all or any part of the principal amount of the Loans then outstanding, as designated by the Administrative Borrower, representing the obligations under any Specific Commitment with the proceeds of such prepayment to be distributed on a pro rata basis to the holders of the Specific Commitment being prepaid..  

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Such payment shall include interest accrued on the amount so prepaid to the date of such prepayment and any amount payable under Article III hereof with respect to the amount being prepaid.  Prepayments of Base Rate Loans shall be without any premium or penalty.

 

(ii)The Borrowers shall have the right, at any time or from time to time, to prepay, for the benefit of the Swing Line Lender (and any Revolving Lender that has funded a participation in such Swing Loan), all or any part of the principal amount of the Swing Loans then outstanding, as designated by the Administrative Borrower, plus interest accrued on the amount so prepaid to the date of such prepayment.

 

(b)Notice of Prepayment.  The Administrative Borrower shall give the Administrative Agent irrevocable written notice of prepayment of (i) a Base Rate Loan or Swing Loan by no later than 11:00 A.M. (Eastern time) on the Business Day on which such prepayment is to be made, and (ii) a EurodollarSOFR Loan by no later than 1:00 P.M. (Eastern time) three Business Days before the Business Day on which such prepayment is to be made.  Swing Loans may be prepaid without advance notice if prepaid through a “sweep” cash management arrangement with the Administrative Agent.

 

(c)Minimum Amount for EurodollarTerm SOFR Loans.  Each prepayment of a EurodollarTerm SOFR Loan shall be in the principal amount of not less than the lesser of Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000) or the principal amount of such Loan, or, with respect to a Swing Loan, the principal balance of such Swing Loan, except in the case of a mandatory payment pursuant to Section 2.12 or Article III hereof.

 

Section 2.9.  Commitment and Other Fees.

 

(a)Commitment Fee.  The Borrowers shall pay to the Administrative Agent, for the ratable account of the Revolving Lenders, as a consideration for the Revolving Credit Commitment, a commitment fee, for each day from the ClosingFirst Amendment Effective Date through the last day of the Commitment Period, in an amount equal to (i) (A) the Maximum Revolving Amount at the end of such day, minus (B) the Revolving Credit Exposure at the end of such day, multiplied by (ii) the Applicable Commitment Fee Rate in effect on such day divided by three hundred sixty (360).  The commitment fee shall be payable quarterly in arrears, commencing on December 31, 2018September 30, 2022 and continuing on each Regularly Scheduled Payment Date thereafter, and on the last day of the Commitment Period.

 

(b)Administrative Agent Fee.  The Borrowers shall pay to the Administrative Agent, for its sole benefit, the fees set forth in the Administrative Agent Fee Letter.

 

Section 2.10.  Modifications to Commitment.

 

(a)Optional Reduction of Revolving Credit Commitment.  The Borrowers may at any time and from time to time permanently reduce in whole or ratably in part the Maximum Revolving Amount to an amount not less than the then existing Revolving Credit Exposure, by giving the Administrative Agent not fewer than five Business Days’ written notice of such reduction, provided that any such partial reduction shall be in an aggregate amount, for all of the Lenders, of

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not less than Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,500,000), increased in increments of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000).  The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Revolving Lender of the date of each such reduction and such Revolving Lender’s proportionate share thereof.  After each such partial reduction, the commitment fees payable hereunder shall be calculated upon the Maximum Revolving Amount as so reduced.  If the Borrowers reduce in whole the Revolving Credit Commitment, on the effective date of such reduction (the Borrowers having prepaid in full the unpaid principal balance, if any, of the Loans, together with all interest (if any) and commitment and other fees accrued and unpaid with respect thereto, and provided that no Letter of Credit Exposure or Swing Line Exposure shall exist), all of the Revolving Credit Notes shall be delivered to the Administrative Agent marked “Canceled” and the Administrative Agent shall redeliver such Revolving Credit Notes to the Administrative Borrower.  Any partial reduction in the Maximum Revolving Amount shall be effective during the remainder of the Commitment Period.  Upon each decrease of the Maximum Revolving Amount the Total Commitment Amount shall be decreased by the same amount.

 

(b)Increase in Commitment.  

 

(i)At any time during the Commitment Increase Period, the Borrowers may request that the Administrative Agent increase the Total Commitment Amount by (A) increasing the Maximum Revolving Amount, or (B) adding one or more additional term loan facilities to this Agreement (each an “Additional Term Loan Facility”) (which Additional Term Loan Facility shall be subject to subsection (c) below); provided that the aggregate amount of all increases made pursuant to this subsection (b) shall not exceed OneTwo Hundred Million Dollars ($100,000,000200,000,000).  Each such request for an increase shall be in an amount of at least Ten Million Dollars ($10,000,000), increased by increments of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000), and may be made by either  (1A) increasing, for one or more Lenders, with their prior written consent, their respective Revolving Credit Commitments, (2) adding a new commitment for one or more Lenders, with their prior written consent, with respect to the Additional Term Loan Facility, or (3B) including one or more Additional Lenders, each with a new commitment under the Revolving Credit Commitment or the Additional Term Loan Facility, as a party to this Agreement (each an “Additional Commitment” and, collectively, the “Additional Commitments”).

 

(ii)During the Commitment Increase Period, all of the Lenders agree that the Administrative Agent, in its sole discretion, may permit one or more Additional Commitments upon satisfaction of the following requirements: (A) each Additional Lender, if any, shall execute an Additional Lender Assumption Agreement, (B) each Additional Commitment from an Additional Lender, if any, shall be in an amount of Ten Million Dollars ($10,000,000), (C) the Administrative Agent shall provide to the Borrowers and each Lender a revised Schedule 1 to this Agreement, including revised Applicable Commitment Percentages for each of the Lenders, if appropriate, at least three Business Days prior to the date of the effectiveness of such Additional Commitments (each an “Additional Lender Assumption Effective Date”), and (D) the Borrowers shall execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders such replacement or additional Notes as shall be required by the Administrative Agent (if Notes have been requested by

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such Lender or Lenders).  The Lenders hereby authorize the Administrative Agent to execute each Additional Lender Assumption Agreement on behalf of the Lenders.  

 

(iii)On each Additional Lender Assumption Effective Date with respect to the Specific Commitment being increased, as appropriate, the Lenders shall make adjustments among themselves with respect to the Loans then outstanding and amounts of principal, interest, commitment fees and other amounts paid or payable with respect thereto as shall be necessary, in the opinion of the Administrative Agent, in order to reallocate among such Lenders such outstanding amounts, based on the revised Applicable Commitment Percentages and to otherwise carry out fully the intent and terms of this Section 2.10(b) (and the Borrowers shall pay to the Lenders any amounts that would be payable pursuant to Section 3.3 hereof if such adjustments among the Lenders would cause a prepayment of one or more Eurodollar Loans).  In connection therewith, it is understood and agreed that the Maximum Amount of any Lender will not be increased (or decreased except pursuant to subsection (a) above) without the prior written consent of such Lender.SOFR Loans).  The Borrowers shall not request any increase in the Total CommitmentMaximum Revolving Amount pursuant to this subsection (b) if a Default or an Event of Default shall then exist, or, after giving pro forma effect to any such increase, would exist.  At the time of any such increase, at the request of the Administrative Agent, the Credit Parties and the Lenders shall enter into an amendment to evidence such increase and to address related provisions as deemed necessary or appropriate by the Administrative Agent. Upon each increase of the Maximum Revolving Amount or addition of the Additional Term Loan Facility, the Total Commitment Amount shall be increased by the same amount.

 

(c)Additional Term Loan Facility.

(i)An Additional Term Loan Facility (A) shall rank pari passu in right of payment with the Revolving Loans and the Term Loan, (B) shall be fully secured on a pari passu basis with the Revolving Loans and the Term Loan, (C) shall not mature earlier than the Term Loan (but may have amortization prior to such date), (D) shall not have a weighted average life and maturity date shorter than that of the Term Loan, (E) shall be treated substantially the same as (and in any event no more favorably than) the Term Loan, including, without limitation, with respect to covenants, representations and warranties, events of default and other applicable terms and conditions, and (F) shall be subject to interest rates as determined by the Administrative Agent at the time of the exercise of such Additional Term Loan Facility and acceptable to all Lenders participating therein; provided that in the event the interest with respect to such Additional Term Loan Facility is greater than the then-current interest rates applicable to the Term Loan by fifty (50.00) basis points or more, then the interest for the Term Loan shall be increased to the extent necessary such that the interest on the Term Loan is fifty (50.00) basis points below such Additional Term Loan Facility.

(ii)An Additional Term Loan Facility may be added hereunder pursuant to an amendment or restatement (an “Additional Term Loan Facility Amendment”) of this Agreement and, as appropriate, the other Loan Documents, executed by the Borrowers, each Lender providing a commitment with respect to the Additional Term Loan Facility, each Additional Lender providing a commitment with respect to the Additional Term Loan Facility, and the Administrative Agent.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary,

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an Additional Term Loan Facility Amendment may, without the consent of any other Lenders, effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent, to effect the provisions of Section 2.10(b) and (c) hereof (including, without limitation, amendments to the definitions in this Agreement and Section 9.8 hereof for the purpose of treating such Additional Term Loan Facility pari passu with the other Loans).

Section 2.11.  Computation of Interest and Fees.  With the exception of Base Rate Loans, interest on Loans, Letter of Credit fees, Related Expenses and commitment and other fees and charges hereunder shall be computed on the basis of a year having three hundred sixty (360) days and calculated for the actual number of days elapsed.  With respect to Base Rate Loans, interest shall be computed on the basis of a year having three hundred sixty-five (365) days or three hundred sixty-six (366) days, as the case may be, and calculated for the actual number of days elapsed.

 

Section 2.12.  Mandatory Payments.

 

(a)Revolving Credit Exposure.  If, at any time, the Revolving Credit Exposure shall exceed the Revolving Credit Commitment, the Borrowers shall, as promptly as practicable, but in no event later than the next Business Day, pay an aggregate principal amount of the Revolving Loans sufficient to bring the Revolving Credit Exposure within the Revolving Credit Commitment.

 

(b)Swing Line Exposure.  If, at any time, the Swing Line Exposure shall exceed the Swing Line Commitment, the Borrowers shall, as promptly as practicable, but in no event later than the next Business Day, pay an aggregate principal amount of the Swing Loans sufficient to bring the Swing Line Exposure within the Swing Line Commitment.

 

(c)Mandatory Prepayments.  The Borrowers shall, until the Term Loan and each Additional Term Loan Facility (if any) is paid in full, make Mandatory Prepayments (each a “Mandatory Prepayment”) in accordance with the following provisions:  

(i)Sale of Assets.  Upon the sale or other disposition of any collateral securing the Secured Obligations by a Credit Party (permitted pursuant to Section 5.12 hereof) to any Person (other than a Credit Party) other than in the ordinary course of business, and, to the extent the proceeds of such sale or other disposition are in excess of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,500,000) during any fiscal year of the Universal Group and are not to be reinvested in fixed assets or other similar assets within one hundred eighty (180) days after such sale or other disposition (provided that if the applicable Credit Party has initiated, but not completed, such reinvestment, within such one hundred eighty (180) period, the applicable Credit Party shall have up to an additional ninety (90) days to complete such reinvestment), the Borrowers shall make a Mandatory Prepayment, on the date of such sale or other disposition, in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the Net Cash Proceeds of such sale or disposition.

(ii)Material Recovery Event.  Within ten (10) Business Days after the occurrence of a Material Recovery Event, the Administrative Borrower shall furnish to the Administrative Agent written notice thereof.  Within thirty (30) days after such Material Recovery Event (or such longer period as the Administrative Agent may agree in its reasonable discretion), the Administrative Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent

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of the Borrowers’ determination as to whether or not to replace, rebuild or restore the affected property (a “Material Recovery Determination Notice”).  If the Borrowers decide not to replace, rebuild or restore such property, or if the Borrowers have not delivered the Material Recovery Determination Notice within thirty (30) days after such Material Recovery Event, then the Net Cash Proceeds paid in connection with such Material Recovery Event, when received, shall be paid as a Mandatory Prepayment.  If the Borrowers decide to replace, rebuild or restore such property, then any such replacement, rebuilding or restoration must be (A) commenced within six months of the date of the Material Recovery Event, and (B) substantially completed within twelve (12) months of such commencement date or such longer period of time necessary to complete the work with reasonable diligence and approved in writing by the Administrative Agent, in its reasonable discretion, with such casualty insurance proceeds and other funds available to the appropriate Credit Parties for replacement, rebuilding or restoration of such property.  Any amounts of such insurance proceeds in connection with such Material Recovery Event not applied to the costs of replacement or restoration shall be applied as a Mandatory Prepayment.

(iii)Additional Indebtedness.  If, at any time, any of the Credit Parties shall incur Indebtedness other than Indebtedness permitted pursuant to Section 5.8 hereof (which Indebtedness not already permitted by Section 5.8 hereof shall not be incurred without the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders), the Borrowers shall make a Mandatory Prepayment, on the date that such Indebtedness is incurred, in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the Net Cash Proceeds of such Indebtedness.

(iv)Cure Amount.  With respect to any Cure Amount received by the Borrowers pursuant to Section 5.7(c) hereof, the Borrowers shall make a Mandatory Prepayment, on the date that such Cure Amount is received, in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of such Cure Amount.

(d)Application of Mandatory Prepayments.

(i)Involving a Company Prior to an Event of Default.  So long as no Event of Default shall exist, each Mandatory Prepayment required to be made pursuant to subsection (c) hereof shall be applied (A) first, on a pro rata basis among the Term Loan and each Additional Term Loan Facility (if any), until paid in full, and (B) second, to any outstanding Revolving Loans.

(ii)Involving a Company During the Continuance of an Event of Default.  If a Mandatory Prepayment is required to be made pursuant to subsection (c) above at the time that an Event of Default exists, then such Mandatory Prepayment shall be paid by the Administrative Borrower to the Administrative Agent to be applied to the following, on a pro rata basis among: (A) the Maximum Revolving Amount (with payments to be made in the following order: Revolving Loans, Swing Loans, and to be held by the Administrative Agent in a special account as security for any Letter of Credit Exposure pursuant to subsection (iii) hereof), (B) the unpaid principal balance of the Term Loan, and (C) the unpaid principal balance of each Additional Term Loan Facility (if any).

(iii)Involving Letters of Credit.  Any amounts to be distributed for application to a Revolving Lender’s liabilities with respect to any Letter of Credit Exposure as a result of a Mandatory Prepayment shall be held by the Administrative Agent in an interest bearing trust account (the “Special Trust Account”) as collateral security for such liabilities until a

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drawing on any Letter of Credit, at which time such amounts, together with interest accrued thereon, shall be released by the Administrative Agent and applied to such liabilities.  If any such Letter of Credit shall expire without having been drawn upon in full, the amounts held in the Special Trust Account with respect to the undrawn portion of such Letter of Credit, together with interest accrued thereon, shall be applied by the Administrative Agent in accordance with the provisions of subsections (i) and (ii) above.

(e)Mandatory Payments Generally.  Each Mandatory Prepayment made with respect to a Specific Commitment pursuant to subsection (a) or (c) (c)Application of Mandatory Prepayments.  Each prepayment required to be made pursuant to Section 2.10(a) hereof shall be applied in the following order: (i) first, to the outstanding Base Rate Loans, and (ii) second, to the outstanding Eurodollar Loans,Daily Simple SOFR Loans, and (iii) third, to the outstanding Term SOFR Loans; provided that, in each case, if the outstanding principal amount of any EurodollarTerm SOFR Loan shall be reduced to an amount less than the minimum amount set forth in Section 2.6(d)(ii) hereof as a result of such prepayment, then such EurodollarTerm SOFR Loan shall be converted into a Base Rate Loan on the date of such prepayment.  Any prepayment of a EurodollarTerm SOFR Loan pursuant to this Section 2.12 shall be subject to the prepayment provisions set forth in Article III hereof.  Each Mandatory Prepayment made with respect to the Term Loan and an Additional Term Loan Facility (if any) shall be applied to the payments of principal in the inverse order of their respective maturities.

 

Section 2.13.  Cash Collateral.  At any time that there shall exist a Defaulting Lender, within one Business Day following the written request of the Administrative Agent or the Issuing Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), the Borrowers shall Cash Collateralize the Issuing Lender’s Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender (determined after giving effect to Section 11.10(a)(iv) hereof and any Cash Collateral provided by such Defaulting Lender) in an amount not less than the Minimum Collateral Amount.  

 

(a)Grant of Security Interest.  The Borrowers, and to the extent provided by any Defaulting Lender, such Defaulting Lender, hereby grants to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Issuing Lender, and agrees to maintain, a first priority security interest in all such Cash Collateral as security for the Defaulting Lender’s obligation to fund participations in respect of the Letter of Credit Exposure, to be applied pursuant to subsection (b) below.  If, at any time, the Administrative Agent determines that Cash Collateral is subject to any right or claim of any Person other than the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Lender as herein provided, or that the total amount of such Cash Collateral is less than the Minimum Collateral Amount, the Borrowers will, promptly upon demand by the Administrative Agent, pay or provide to the Administrative Agent additional Cash Collateral in an amount sufficient to eliminate such deficiency (after giving effect to any Cash Collateral provided by such Defaulting Lender).

 

(b)Application.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, Cash Collateral provided under this Section 2.13 or Section 11.10 hereof in respect of Letters of Credit shall be applied to the satisfaction of the Defaulting Lender’s obligation to fund participations in respect of the Letter of Credit Exposure (including, as to Cash Collateral provided by a Defaulting Lender, any interest accrued on such obligation) for which the Cash Collateral was so provided, prior to any other application of such property as may otherwise be provided for herein.

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(c)Termination of Requirement.  Cash Collateral (or the appropriate portion thereof) provided to reduce the Issuing Lender’s Fronting Exposure shall no longer be required to be held as Cash Collateral pursuant to this Section 2.13 following (i) the elimination of the applicable Fronting Exposure (including by the termination of Defaulting Lender status of the applicable Lender), or (ii) the determination by the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Lender that there exists excess Cash Collateral; provided that (A) subject to Section 11.10 hereof, the Person providing Cash Collateral and the Issuing Lender may agree that Cash Collateral shall be held to support future anticipated Fronting Exposure or other obligations, and (B) the extent that such Cash Collateral was provided by the Borrowers, such Cash Collateral shall remain subject to any security interest granted pursuant to the Loan Documents.

 

Section 2.14.  Liability of Borrowers.

 

(a)Joint and Several Liability.  Each Borrower hereby authorizes the Administrative Borrower or any other Borrower to request Loans or Letters of Credit hereunder.  Each Borrower acknowledges and agrees that the Administrative Agent and the Lenders are entering into this Agreement at the request of each Borrower and with the understanding that each Borrower is and shall remain fully liable, jointly and severally, for payment in full of the Obligations and any other amount payable under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.  Each Borrower agrees that it is receiving or will receive a direct pecuniary benefit for each Loan made or Letter of Credit issued hereunder.

 

(b)Appointment of Administrative Borrower.  Each Credit Party hereby irrevocably appoints the Administrative Borrower as the borrowing agent and attorney-in-fact for all Credit Parties, which appointment shall remain in full force and effect unless and until the Administrative Agent shall have received prior written notice signed by each Borrower that such appointment has been revoked and that another Borrower has been appointed the Administrative Borrower.  Each Credit Party hereby irrevocably appoints and authorizes the Administrative Borrower to (i) provide the Administrative Agent with all notices with respect to Loans and Letters of Credit obtained for the benefit of any Borrower and all other notices and instructions under this Agreement, (ii) take such action as the Administrative Borrower deems appropriate on its behalf to obtain Loans and Letters of Credit, and (iii) exercise such other powers as are reasonably incidental thereto to carry out the purposes of this Agreement.  It is understood that the handling of the Collateral of the Credit Parties in a combined fashion, as more fully set forth herein, is done solely as an accommodation to the Borrowers in order to utilize the collective borrowing powers of the Credit Parties in the most efficient and economical manner and at their request, and that neither the Administrative Agent nor any Lender shall incur liability to any Credit Party as a result hereof.  Each Credit Party expects to derive benefit, directly or indirectly, from the handling of the Collateral in a combined fashion since the successful operation of each Credit Party is dependent on the continued successful performance of the integrated group.

 

(c)Maximum Liability of Each Borrower and Rights of Contribution.  Anything in this Agreement or any other Loan Document to the contrary notwithstanding, in no event shall the maximum liability of any Borrower (or other Credit Party) exceed the maximum amount that (after giving effect to the incurring of the obligations hereunder and to any rights to contribution of such

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Borrower (or Credit Party) from other Affiliates of such Borrower (or Credit Party)) would not render the rights to payment of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders hereunder void, voidable or avoidable under any applicable fraudulent transfer law (including with respect to Section 2.14(d) hereof).  The Borrowers hereby agree as among themselves that, in connection with the payments made hereunder, each Borrower shall have a right of contribution from each other Borrower in accordance with applicable law.  Such contribution rights shall be waived until such time as the Secured Obligations have been irrevocably paid in full, and no Borrower shall exercise any such contribution rights until the Secured Obligations have been irrevocably paid in full.

 

(d)Swap Obligations Keepwell Provision.  Each Borrower, that is an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act, hereby jointly and severally, absolutely, unconditionally and irrevocably, undertakes to provide such funds or other support as may be needed from time to time by each other Credit Party in order for such Credit Party to honor its obligations under the Loan Documents in respect of the Swap Obligations.  The obligations of each such Borrower under this Section 2.14(d) shall remain in full force and effect until all Secured Obligations are paid in full.  The Borrowers intend that this Section 2.14(d) constitute, and this Section 2.14(d) shall be deemed to constitute, a “keepwell, support, or other agreement” for the benefit of each other Credit Party for all purposes of Section 1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the Commodity Exchange Act.

 

(e)Waivers of Each Borrower.  In the event that any obligation of any Borrower under this Agreement is deemed to be an agreement by such Borrower to answer for the debt or default of another Credit Party or as an hypothecation of property as security therefor, each Borrower represents and warrants that (i) no representation has been made to such Borrower as to the creditworthiness of such other Credit Party, and (ii) such Borrower has established adequate means of obtaining from such other Credit Party on a continuing basis, financial or other information pertaining to such other Credit Party’s financial condition.  Each Borrower expressly waives, except as permitted by applicable Law and expressly required under this Agreement, diligence, demand, presentment, protest and notice of every kind and nature whatsoever, consents to the taking by the Administrative Agent and the Lenders of any additional security of another Credit Party for the obligations secured hereby, or the alteration or release in any manner of any security of another Credit Party now or hereafter held in connection with the Secured Obligations, and consents that the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and any other Credit Party may deal with each other in connection with such obligations or otherwise, or alter any contracts now or hereafter existing between them, in any manner whatsoever, including without limitation the renewal, extension, acceleration or changes in time for payment of any such obligations or in the terms or conditions of any security held.  The Administrative Agent and the Lenders are hereby expressly given the right, at their option, to proceed in the enforcement of any of the Secured Obligations independently of any other remedy or security they may at any time hold in connection with such obligations secured and it shall not be necessary for the Administrative Agent and the Lenders to proceed upon or against or exhaust any other security or remedy before proceeding to enforce their rights against such Borrower.  To the extent permitted by applicable Law, each Borrower further waives any right of subrogation, reimbursement, exoneration, contribution, indemnification, setoff or other recourse in respect of sums paid to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders by any other Credit Party until such time as the Commitment has been terminated and the Secured Obligations

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(other than contingent indemnification obligations to the extent no claim giving rise thereto has been asserted) have been repaid in full.

 

Section 2.15.  Extension of Term Loan Maturity Date or Commitment Period.

 

(a)The Borrowers may, by written notice to the Administrative Agent from time to time, request an extension (each, an “Extension”) of the Term Loan Maturity Date or the Commitment Period to the extended date specified in such notice. Such notice shall (i) set forth the amount that will be subject to the Extension (which shall be in minimum increments of Ten Million Dollars ($10,000,000) and a minimum amount of Twenty-Five Million Dollars ($25,000,000)), (ii) set forth the date on which such Extension is requested to become effective (which shall be not less than ten (10) Business Days nor more than sixty (60) days after the date of such Extension notice (or such longer or shorter periods as the Administrative Agent shall agree in its sole discretion)) and (iii) identify the Loans to which such Extension relates. Each Term Lender or Revolving Lender, as applicable, shall be offered an opportunity to participate in such Extension on a pro rata basis and on the same terms and conditions as each other applicable extending Lender pursuant to procedures established by, or reasonably acceptable to, the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Borrower.

 

(b)The following shall be conditions precedent to the effectiveness of any Extension: (i) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing immediately prior to and immediately after giving effect to such Extension, (ii) the representations and warranties set forth in Article VI hereof and in each other Loan Document shall be deemed to be made and shall be true and correct in all material respects on and as of the effective date of such Extension (except any representation or warranty that relates to an earlier date, shall be true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date), (iii) the Issuing Lender and the Swing Line Lender shall have consented to any Extension of the Revolving Credit Commitment, to the extent that such Extension provides for the issuance or extension of Letters of Credit or making of Swing Line Loans at any time during the extended period and (iv) the terms of the Loans subject to such Extension shall comply with paragraph (c) of this Section 2.15.

 

(c)The terms of each Extension shall be determined by the Borrowers and the applicable extending Lenders and set forth in an Extension Amendment; provided that (i) the final maturity date of any extended Loan shall be no earlier than the last day of the Commitment Period or the Term Loan Maturity Date, as applicable, (ii)(A) there shall be no scheduled amortization of the loans or reductions of commitments under any extended Revolving Loans and (B) the average life to maturity of the extended portion of the Term Loan shall be no shorter than the remaining average life to maturity of the non-extended portion of the Term Loan, (iii) the extended Loans will rank pari passu in right of payment and with respect to security with the non-extended Loans, as applicable, and the borrowers and guarantors of the extended Loans, as applicable, shall be the same as the Borrowers and Guarantors with respect to the non-extended Loans, as applicable, and (iv) the interest rate margin, rate floors, fees, original issue discount and premium applicable to the extended Loans shall be determined by the Administrative Agent, the Borrowers and the applicable extending Lenders.

 

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(d)In connection with any Extension, the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent and each applicable extending Lender shall execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent an Extension Amendment and such other documentation as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably specify to evidence the Extension. The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender as to the effectiveness of each Extension. Any Extension Amendment may, without the consent of any other Lender, effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers, to implement the terms of any such Extension, including any amendments necessary to establish a new class of loans, and such other technical amendments as may be necessary or appropriate in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers in connection with the establishment of such new class or tranche (including to preserve the pro rata treatment of the extended and non-extended Loans and to provide for the reallocation of outstanding Revolving Loans upon the expiration or termination of the commitments under any class or tranche), in each case on terms consistent with this Section 2.15.

 

Section 2.16.  Addition of a Borrower.  At the request of the Administrative Borrower (with at least seven days prior written notice to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders), a Domestic Subsidiary, the equity interests of which are one hundred percent (100%) owned, directly or indirectly, by Parent may become a Borrower hereunder, provided that all of the following requirements shall have been met to the satisfaction of the Administrative Agent:

 

(a)Borrower Assumption Agreement.  Each Borrower and such Domestic Subsidiary shall have executed and delivered to the Administrative Agent a fully executed a Borrower Assumption Agreement, prepared by the Administrative Agent, with such additional provisions as the Administrative Agent, in its reasonable discretion, may determine are necessary or appropriate.  The Administrative Agent is hereby authorized by the Lenders to enter into such Borrower Assumption Agreement on behalf of the Lenders.

 

(b)Notes as Requested.  Each Borrower and such Domestic Subsidiary shall have executed and delivered to (i) each Lender requesting a replacement Note or Notes such Lender’s replacement Note, and (ii) the Swing Line Lender a replacement Swing Line Note, if requested by the Swing Line Lender.

 

(c)Security Documents.  Such Domestic Subsidiary shall have executed and delivered to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Lenders, such Security Documents as may be deemed necessary by the Administrative Agent.

 

(d)Lien Searches.  With respect to the property owned or leased by such Domestic Subsidiary, the Borrowers shall have caused to be delivered to the Administrative Agent (i) the results of Uniform Commercial Code lien searches, satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, (ii) the results of federal and state tax lien and judicial lien searches and pending litigation and bankruptcy searches, in each case satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, and (iii) Uniform Commercial Code termination statements reflecting termination of (or, if agreed to by the Administration Agent, amendments of) all U.C.C. Financing Statements previously filed by any Person and not expressly permitted pursuant to Section 5.9 hereof.

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(e)Officer’s Certificate, Resolutions, Organizational Documents.  Such Domestic Subsidiary shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent an officer’s certificate (or comparable domestic document) certifying the names of the officers or members of such Domestic Subsidiary authorized to sign the Loan Documents, together with the true signatures of such officers and certified copies of (A) the resolutions of the board of directors (or comparable documents) of such Domestic Subsidiary evidencing approval of the execution, delivery and performance of the Loan Documents and the execution and performance of other Related Writings to which such Domestic Subsidiary is a party, and the consummation of the transactions contemplated thereby, and (B) the Organizational Documents of such Domestic Subsidiary.

 

(f)Good Standing or Full Force and Effect Certificates.  Such Domestic Subsidiary shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent a good standing certificate or full force and effect certificate, as the case may be, for such Domestic Subsidiary, issued on or about the date that such Domestic Subsidiary is to become a Domestic Subsidiary Borrower hereunder, by the Secretary of State in the state or states where such Domestic Subsidiary is incorporated or formed or qualified as a foreign entity.

 

(g)Legal Opinion.  Such Domestic Subsidiary shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent an opinion of counsel for such Domestic Subsidiary, in form and substance reasonable satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

(h)Insurance Certificates and Endorsements.  Such Domestic Subsidiary shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent certificates of insurance on ACORD 25 and 27 or 28 form or other form acceptable to the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion and proof of endorsements satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, providing for adequate personal property and liability insurance for each Company, with the Administrative Agent, on behalf of the Lenders, listed as lender’s loss payee and additional insured, as appropriate.

 

(i)Miscellaneous.  The Borrowers and such Domestic Subsidiary shall have provided to the Administrative Agent such other items and shall have satisfied such other conditions as may be reasonably required by the Administrative Agent (including, without limitation, a joinder to the Intercompany Subordination Agreement, if applicable).

 

ARTICLE III.  ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO


EURODOLLAR LOANS;ARTICLE III.  INCREASED CAPITALCOSTS; ILLEGALITY; INABILITY TO DETERMINE RATES; TAXES

 

Section 3.1.  Requirements of Law.

 

(a)If any Change in Law shall:

 

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(i)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 Lender (except any reserve requirement reflected in the Eurodollar Rateapplicable rate) or the Issuing Lender;

 

(ii)subject any Recipient to any Taxes (other than (A) Indemnified Taxes, (B) Taxes described in subparts (b) through (d) of the definition of Excluded Taxes and (C) Connection Income Taxes) on any Loan, Letter of Credit, or commitment or other obligation hereunder, or its deposits, reserves, other liabilities or capital attributable thereto; or

 

(iii)impose on any Lender or the Issuing Lender or the London interbank market any other condition, cost or expense (other than Taxes) affecting this Agreement or Loans made by such Lender or any Letter of Credit or participation therein;

 

and the result of any of the foregoing is to increase the cost to such Lender of making, converting into, continuing or maintaining Eurodollar Loans or issuing or participating in Letters of Credit, or to reduce any amount receivable hereunder in respect thereof, then, in any such case, the Borrowers shall pay to such Lender, promptly after receipt of a written request therefor, any additional amounts necessary to compensate such Lender for such increased cost or reduced amount receivable.  If any Lender becomes entitled to claim any additional amounts pursuant to this subsection (a), such Lender shall promptly notify the Administrative Borrower (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) of the event with reasonable detail by reason of which it has become so entitled.

 

(b)If any Lender shall have determined that, after the Closing Date, any Change in Law regarding capital adequacy or liquidity, or liquidity requirements, or in the interpretation or application thereof by a Governmental Authority or compliance by such Lender or any corporation controlling such Lender with any request or directive regarding capital adequacy or liquidity (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Authority shall have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s or such corporation’s capital as a consequence of its obligations hereunder, or under or in respect of any Letter of Credit, to a level below that which such Lender or such corporation could have achieved but for such Change in Law (taking into consideration the policies of such Lender or such corporation with respect to capital adequacy and liquidity), then from time to time, upon submission by such Lender to the Administrative Borrower (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) of a written request therefor (which shall include the method for calculating such amount and reasonable detail with respect to such calculation), the Borrowers shall promptly pay or cause to be paid to such Lender such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or such corporation for such reduction.

 

(c)For purposes of this Section 3.1 and Section 3.5 hereof, the Dodd-Frank Act, any requests, rules, guidelines or directives concerning capital adequacy promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, or the Basel Committee on Banking Regulations and Supervisory Practices (or any successor or similar authority) under Basel III, and any rules, regulations, orders, requests, guidelines and directives adopted, promulgated or implemented in connection with any

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of the foregoing, regardless of the date adopted, issued, promulgated or implemented, are deemed to have been introduced and adopted after the Closing Date.

 

(d)A certificate as to any additional amounts payable pursuant to this Section 3.1 submitted by any Lender to the Administrative Borrower (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.  In determining any such additional amounts, such Lender may use any method of averaging and attribution that it (in its sole discretion) shall deem applicable.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Borrowers shall not be required to compensate any Lender pursuant to this Section 3.1 for any amounts incurred more than two hundred seventy (270) days prior to the date that such Lender notifies the Administrative Borrower in writing of the amounts and of such Lender’s intention to claim compensation therefor; provided that, if the event giving rise to such additional amounts is retroactive, then the two hundred seventy (270) day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof. The obligations of the Borrowers pursuant to this Section 3.1 shall survive the termination of this Agreement and the payment of the Loans and all other amounts payable hereunder.   

 

Section 3.2.  Taxes.

 

(a)Payments Free of Taxes; Obligation to Withhold; Payments on Account of Taxes.

 

(i)Any and all payments by or on account of any obligation of any Credit Party under any Loan Document shall be made without deduction or withholding for any Taxes, except as required by applicable Laws.  If any applicable Laws (as determined in the reasonable discretion of the Administrative Agent) require the deduction or withholding of any Tax from any such payment by the Administrative Agent or a Credit Party, then the Administrative Agent or such Credit Party shall be entitled to make such deduction or withholding, taking into consideration the documentation to be delivered pursuant to subsection (e) below.

 

(ii)If any Credit Party or the Administrative Agent shall be required by the Code or any other applicable Laws to withhold or deduct any Taxes, including United States federal backup withholding, United States withholding taxes and non-United States withholding taxes, from any payment, then (A) such Credit Party or the Administrative Agent as required by the Code or such Laws shall withhold or make such deductions as are determined by it to be required taking into consideration the documentation it has received pursuant to subsection (e) below, (B) such Credit Party or the Administrative Agent, to the extent required by the Code or such Laws, shall timely pay the full amount withheld or deducted to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with the Code or such Laws, and (C) to the extent that the withholding or deduction is made on account of Indemnified Taxes, the sum payable by the applicable Credit Party shall be increased as necessary so that, after any required withholding or the making of all required deductions (including deductions and withholdings applicable to additional sums payable under this Section 3.2), the applicable Recipient receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such withholding or deduction been made.

 

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(b)Payment of Other Taxes by the Credit Parties.  Without limiting the provisions of subsection (a) above, the Credit Parties shall timely pay to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable Law, or, at the option of the Administrative Agent, timely reimburse it for the payment of, any Other Taxes.

 

(c)Tax Indemnifications.

 

(i)Each of the Credit Parties shall, and does hereby, jointly and severally indemnify each Recipient, and shall make payment in respect thereof within ten (10) days after demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes (including Indemnified Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section 3.2) payable or paid by such Recipient, or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to such Recipient, and any penalties, interest and reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority.  A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to the Administrative Borrower by a Lender or the Issuing Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), or by the Administrative Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender or the Issuing Lender, shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

 

(ii)Each Lender and the Issuing Lender shall, and does hereby, severally indemnify, and shall make payment in respect thereof within ten (10) days after demand therefor, (A) the Administrative Agent against any Indemnified Taxes attributable to such Lender or the Issuing Lender (but only to the extent that any Credit Party has not already indemnified the Administrative Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and, without limiting the obligation of the Credit Parties to do so), (B) the Administrative Agent and the Credit Parties, as applicable, against any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 11.9(d) hereof relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register, and (C) the Administrative Agent and the Credit Parties, as applicable, against any Excluded Taxes attributable to such Lender or the Issuing Lender, in each case, that are payable or paid by the Administrative Agent or a Credit Party in connection with any Loan Document, and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority.  A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to any Lender by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error.  Each Lender and the Issuing Lender hereby authorize the Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender or the Issuing lender, as the case may be, under this Agreement or any other Loan Document against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this subpart (ii).

 

(d)Evidence of Payments.  As soon as practicable after any payment of Taxes by any Credit Party to a Governmental Authority, as provided in this Section 3.2, the Borrowers shall deliver to the Administrative Agent the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of any return reporting such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

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(e)Status of Lenders; Tax Documentation.

 

(i)Any Lender that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments made under any Loan Document shall deliver to the Administrative Borrower and the Administrative Agent, at the time or times reasonably requested by the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation reasonably requested by the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding.  In addition, any Lender, if reasonably requested by the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable Law or reasonably requested by the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will enable the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding two sentences, the completion, execution and submission of such documentation (other than such documentation set forth in Section 3.2(e)(ii)(A), (ii)(B) and (ii)(D) below) shall not be required if, in the Lender’s reasonable judgment, such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense, or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender.

 

(ii)Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in the event that any Borrower is a U.S. Person,

 

(A)any Lender that is a U.S. Person shall deliver to the Administrative Borrower and the Administrative Agent on or prior to the date on which such Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable written request of the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed copies of IRS Form W-9 certifying that such Lender is exempt from U.S. federal backup withholding tax;

 

(B)any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Administrative Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent), whichever of the following is applicable:

 

(1)in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of an income tax treaty to which the United States is a party (y) with respect to payments of interest under any Loan Document, executed copies of IRS Form W-8BEN-E (or W-8BEN, as applicable) establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “interest” article of such tax treaty, and (z) with respect to any other applicable payments under any Loan Document, IRS Form W-8BEN-E (or W-8BEN, as applicable)  establishing an exemption from, or reduction of,

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U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “business profits” or “other income” article of such tax treaty;

 

(2)executed originals of IRS Form W-8ECI;

 

(3)in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under Section 881(c) of the Code, (y) a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit G-1 to the effect that such Foreign Lender is not a “bank” within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, a “10 percent shareholder” of such Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, or a “controlled foreign corporation” described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code (a “U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate”), and (z) executed copies of IRS Form W-8BEN-E (or W-8BEN, as applicable); or

 

(4)to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the beneficial owner, executed copies of IRS Form W-8IMY, accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI, IRS Form W-8BEN-E (or W-8BEN, as applicable), a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit G-2 or Exhibit G-3, IRS Form W-9, and other certification documents from each beneficial owner, as applicable; provided that if, the Foreign Lender is a partnership and one or more direct or indirect partners of such Foreign Lender are claiming the portfolio interest exemption, such Foreign Lender may provide a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate, substantially in the form of Exhibit G-4 hereto on behalf of each such direct and indirect partner;

 

(C)any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Administrative Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed copies or originals (as required) of any other form prescribed by applicable Law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in U.S. federal withholding Tax, duly completed, together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by applicable Law to permit the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made; and

 

(D)if a payment made to a Lender under any Loan Document would be subject to U.S. federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), such Lender shall deliver to the Administrative Borrower and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by Law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by applicable Law (including as prescribed by Section

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1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Administrative Borrower or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for the Administrative Borrower and the Administrative Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Lender has complied with such Lender’s obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment.  Solely for purposes of this subpart (D), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.

 

(iii)Each Lender agrees that if, any form or certification it previously delivered pursuant to this Section 3.2 expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect, it shall update such form or certification or promptly notify the Administrative Borrower and the Administrative Agent in writing of its legal inability to do so.

 

(f)Treatment of Certain Refunds.  Unless required by applicable Laws, at no time shall the Administrative Agent have any obligation to file for or otherwise pursue on behalf of a Lender or the Issuing Lender, or have any obligation to pay to any Lender or the Issuing Lender, any refund of Taxes withheld or deducted from funds paid for the account of such Lender or the Issuing Lender, as the case may be.  If any Recipient determines, in its sole but reasonable discretion, that it has received a refund of any Taxes as to which it has been indemnified by any Credit Party or with respect to which any Credit Party has paid additional amounts pursuant to this Section 3.2, it shall pay to such Credit Party an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made, or additional amounts paid, by such Credit Party under this Section 3.2 with respect to the Taxes giving rise to such refund); net of all out-of-pocket expenses (including Taxes) incurred by such Recipient, as the case may be, and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund), provided that each Credit Party, upon the request of the Recipient, agrees to repay the amount paid over to such Credit Party (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) to the Recipient in the event the Recipient is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this subsection (f), in no event will the applicable Recipient be required to pay any amount to such Credit Party pursuant to this subsection (f) the payment of which would place the Recipient in a less favorable net after-Tax position than such Recipient would have been in if the Tax subject to indemnification and giving rise to such refund had not been deducted, withheld or otherwise imposed and the indemnification payments or additional amounts with respect to such Tax had never been paid.  This subsection shall not be construed to require any Recipient to make available its tax returns (or any other information relating to its taxes that it deems confidential) to any Credit Party or any other Person.

 

(g)Survival.  Each party’s obligations under this Section 3.2 shall survive the resignation or replacement of the Administrative Agent or any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, a Lender or the Issuing Lender, the termination of the Commitment and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all other Obligations.

 

Section 3.3.  Funding LossesBreakage Compensation.  The Borrowers agree to indemnifyshall compensate each Lender, promptly after receipt of a upon its written request therefor, and to hold each Lender harmless from, any loss or expense that such Lender may sustain

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or incur as a consequence of (a) default by a Borrower in making a borrowing of, conversion into or continuation of Eurodollar Loans after such Borrower has given a notice (including a written or verbal notice that is subsequently revoked) requesting the same in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement, (b) default by a Borrower in making any prepayment of or conversion from Eurodollar Loans after such Borrower has given a notice (including a written or verbal notice that is subsequently revoked) thereof in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement, (c) the making of a prepayment of a Eurodollar(which request shall set forth the detailed basis for requesting and the method of calculating such compensation), for all reasonable losses, costs, expenses and liabilities (including, without limitation, any loss, cost, expense or liability incurred by reason of the liquidation or reemployment of deposits or other funds required by such Lender to fund its SOFR Loans) which such Lender may sustain in connection with any of the following: (a) if for any reason (other than a default by such Lender or the Administrative Agent) a borrowing of a SOFR Loans does not occur on a date specified therefor in a Notice of Loan or a continuation or conversion (whether or not withdrawn by a Borrower or deemed withdrawn pursuant to Section 3.5 hereof); (b) if any repayment, prepayment, conversion or continuation of any SOFR Loan occurs on a daydate that is not the last day of an Interest Period applicable thereto, (d) any conversion of a Eurodollar Loan to a Base Rate Loan on a day that is not ; (c) if any prepayment of any of its SOFR Loans is not made on any date specified in a notice of prepayment given by the Borrowers; (d) as a result of an assignment by a Lender of any SOFR Loan other than on the last day of anthe Interest Period applicable thereto, or (e) any compulsory assignment of such Lender’s interests, rights and obligations under this Agreement pursuant to Section 11.3(c) or 11.10 hereof.  Such indemnification shall be in an amount equal to the excess, if any, of (i) the amount of interest that would have accrued on the amounts so prepaid, or not so borrowed, converted or continued, for the period from the date of such prepayment or of such failure to borrow, convert or continue to the last day of such Interest Period (or, in the case of a failure to borrow, convert or continue, the Interest Period that would have commenced on the date of such failure) or the applicable Swing Loan Maturity Date in each case at the applicable rate of interest for such Loans provided for herein over (ii) the amount of interest (as reasonably determined by such Lender) that would have accrued to such Lender on such amount by placing such amount on deposit for a comparable period with leading banks in the appropriate London interbank market, along with any administration fee charged by such Lender.  A certificate as to any amounts payable pursuantpursuant to a request by the Borrower pursuant to Section 3.5 hereof or (e) as a consequence of (i) any other default by the Borrowers to repay or prepay any SOFR Loans when required by the terms of this Agreement or (ii) an election made pursuant to Section 3.5 hereof.  The written request of any Lender setting forth any amount or amounts that such Lender is entitled to receive pursuant to this Section 3.3 submittedshall be delivered to the Administrative Borrower (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) by any Lender, together with a reasonably detailed calculation and description of such amounts, and shall be conclusive absent manifest error.  The obligations of the Borrowers pursuant to this Section 3.3 shall survive the termination of this Agreement and the payment of the Loans and all other amounts payable hereunder.Borrowers shall pay such Lender the amount shown as due on any such request within ten (10) days after receipt thereof.

 

Section 3.4.  Change of Lending Office.  Each Lender agrees that, upon the occurrence of any event giving rise to the operation of Section 3.1, or 3.2(a)  or 3.2(c) hereof with respect to such Lender, it will, if requested by the Administrative Borrower, use reasonable efforts (subject to overall policy considerations of such Lender) to designate (or assign to) another lending office (or

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an Affiliate of such Lender, if practical for such Lender) for any Loans affected by such event with the object of avoiding the consequences of such event; provided, that such designation is made on terms that, in the sole judgment of such Lender, cause such Lender and its lending office(s) to suffer no economic, legal or regulatory disadvantage; and provided, further, that nothing in this Section 3.4 shall affect or postpone any of the obligations of any Borrower or the rights of any Lender pursuant to Section 3.1, 3.2(a) or 3.2(c) hereof.

 

Section 3.5.  EurodollarSOFR Rate Lending Unlawful; Inability to Determine Rate.

 

(a)If any Lender shall determine (which determination shall, upon notice thereof to the Administrative Borrower and the Administrative Agent, be conclusive and binding on the Borrowers) that, after the Closing Date, (i) the introduction of or any change in or in the interpretation of any Law makes it unlawful, or (ii) any Governmental Authority asserts that it is unlawful, for such Lender to make or continue any Loan as, or to convert (if permitted pursuant to this Agreement) any Loan into, a Eurodollar Loan, the obligations of such Lender to make, continue or convert into any such Eurodollar Loan shall, upon such determination, be suspended until such Lender shall notify the Administrative Agent that the circumstances causing such suspension no longer exist, and all outstanding Eurodollar Loans payable to such Lender shall automatically convert (if conversion is permitted under this Agreement) into a Base Rate Loan, or be repaid (if no conversion is permitted) at the end of the then current Interest Periods with respect thereto or sooner, if required by Law or such assertion.

(a)If the Administrative Agent determines that any applicable Law has made it unlawful, or that any Governmental Authority has asserted that it is unlawful, for a Lender or its applicable lending office to make, maintain or fund Loans whose interest is determined by reference to Daily Simple SOFR, Term SOFR or SOFR, or to determine or charge interest rates based upon Daily Simple SOFR, Term SOFR or SOFR, then, upon notice thereof to the Administrative Borrower, (a) any obligation of Lenders to make or continue SOFR Loans or to convert Base Rate Loans to SOFR Loans shall be suspended, and (b) the Base Rate shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the Adjusted Term SOFR component of Base Rate, in each case until the Administrative Agent notifies the Administrative Borrower that the circumstances giving rise to such determination no longer exist.  Upon receipt of such notice, (i) the Borrowers shall, upon demand from the Administrative Agent, prepay or, if applicable, convert all SOFR Loans to Base Rate Loans (and in such case the Base Rate shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the Adjusted Term SOFR component of Base Rate), (A) on the Interest Payment Date therefor, if the Administrative Agent may lawfully continue to maintain such SOFR Loans to such day, or immediately, if the Administrative Agent may not lawfully continue to maintain such SOFR Loans or (B) on the last day of the Interest Period therefor if the Administrative Agent may lawfully continue to maintain such SOFR Loans to such day, or immediately, if the Administrative Agent may not lawfully continue to maintain such SOFR Loans and (ii) the Administrative Agent shall during the period of such suspension compute the Base Rate without reference to the Adjusted Term SOFR component thereof until it is no longer illegal for the Administrative Agent to determine or charge interest rates based upon Daily Simple SOFR or Term SOFR.  Upon any such conversion, the Borrowers shall also pay any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.3 hereof.

 

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(b)If the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders determine that for any reason adequate and reasonable means do not exist for determining the Eurodollar Rate for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed Eurodollar Loan, or that the Eurodollar Rate for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed Eurodollar Loan does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to the Lenders of funding such Loandetermines (which determination shall be conclusive and binding on the Borrowers) that “Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR” or “Adjusted Term SOFR” cannot be determined pursuant to the definition thereof other than due to a Benchmark Transition Event, the Administrative Agent will promptly so notify the Administrative Borrower and each Lender.  Thereafter, the.  Upon notice thereof by the Administrative Agent to the Administrative Borrower, (i) any obligation of the Lenders to make or maintain such Eurodollar Loancontinue SOFR Loans or to convert Base Rate Loans to SOFR Loans shall be suspended, (ii) all SOFR Loans shall be immediately converted to Base Rate Loans (and in such case the Base Rate shall be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the Adjusted Term SOFR component of Base Rate) and (iii) the component of Base Rate based upon the Adjusted Term SOFR will not be used in any determination of Base Rate until the Administrative Agent (upon the instruction of the Required Lenders) revokes such notice.  Upon receipt of such notice, the Administrative BorrowerBorrowers may revoke any pending request for a borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of such Eurodollar LoanSOFR Loans or, failing that, will be deemed to have converted such request into a request for a borrowing of a Base Rate LoanLoans in the amount specified therein.  Upon any such conversion, the Borrowers shall also pay any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.3 hereof.

 

(c)Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) that (i) the circumstances set forth in Section 3.5(b) hereof have arisen and such circumstances are unlikely to be temporary, (ii) Thomson Reuters or Bloomberg (or any Person that takes over the administration of such rate) discontinues its administration and publication of interest settlement rates for deposits in Dollars, or (iii) the supervisor for the administrator of the interest settlement rate described in Section 3.5(b) hereof or a Governmental Authority having jurisdiction over the Administrative Agent has made a public statement identifying a specific date after which such interest settlement rate shall no longer be used for determining interest rates for loans, then the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Borrower shall seek to jointly agree upon an alternate rate of interest to the Eurodollar Rate that gives due consideration to the then prevailing market convention for determining a rate of interest for syndicated loans in the United States at such time, and the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers shall enter into an amendment to this Agreement to reflect such alternate rate of interest and such other related changes to this Agreement as may be applicable.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 11.3 hereof, such amendment shall become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement so long as the Administrative Agent shall not have received, within five Business Days of the date notice of such alternate rate of interest is provided to the Lenders, a written notice from the Required Lenders stating that such Required Lenders object to such amendment.  Until an alternate rate of interest shall be determined in accordance with this Section 3.5(c), (y) any request pursuant to this Agreement that requests the conversion to, or continuation of, any Eurodollar Loan shall be ineffective and any such Eurodollar Loan shall be continued as or converted to, as the case may be, a Base Rate Loan, and (z) if any request is made for a Eurodollar Loan, such Loan shall be made as a Base Rate Loan.  If the alternate rate of interest determined pursuant to this Section

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3.5(c) shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for the purposes of this Agreement.

(c)If the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive and binding on the Borrowers) that “Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR” or “Adjusted Term SOFR” cannot be determined pursuant to the definition thereof as a result of a Benchmark Transition Event, the Administrative Agent will promptly so notify the Administrative Borrower, and the provisions of Section 3.8 hereof shall be applicable.  Upon notice thereof by the Administrative Agent to the Administrative Borrower , (i) any obligation of the Lenders to make or continue SOFR Loans or to convert Base Rate Loans to SOFR Loans shall be suspended, (ii) all SOFR Loans shall be immediately converted to Base Rate Loans (and in such case the Base Rate shall be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the Adjusted Term SOFR component of Base Rate) and (iii) the component of Base Rate based upon Adjusted Term SOFR will not be used in any determination of Base Rate.  Upon receipt of such notice, the Borrowers may revoke any pending request for a borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of SOFR Loans or, failing that, will be deemed to have converted such request into a request for Base Rate Loans in the amount specified therein.  Unless and until the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers have amended this Agreement to provide for a Benchmark Replacement in accordance with Section 3.8 hereof, all Loans shall be Base Rate Loans.  

 

Section 3.6.  Replacement of Lenders.  The Administrative Borrower shall be permitted to replace any Lender that requests reimbursement for amounts owing pursuant to Section 3.1, 3.2(a) or 3.2(c) hereof, or asserts its inability to make a EurodollarSOFR Loan pursuant to Section 3.5 hereof; provided that (a) such replacement does not conflict with any Law, (b) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing at the time of such replacement, (c) prior to any such replacement, such Lender shall have taken no action under Section 3.4 hereof so as to eliminate the continued need for payment of amounts owing pursuant to Section 3.1, 3.2(a) or 3.2(c) hereof or, if it has taken any action, such request has still been made, (d) the replacement financial institution shall purchase, at par, all Loans and other amounts owing to such replaced Lender on or prior to the date of replacement and assume all commitments and obligations of such replaced Lender, (e) the appropriate Borrowers shall be liable to such replaced Lender under Section 3.3 hereof if any EurodollarTerm SOFR Loan owing to such replaced Lender shall be purchased other than on the last day of the Interest Period relating thereto, (f) the replacement Lender, if not already a Lender, shall be satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, (g) the replaced Lender shall be obligated to make such replacement in accordance with the provisions of Section 11.9 hereof (provided that the Borrowers (or the succeeding Lender, if such Lender is willing) shall be obligated to pay the assignment fee referred to therein), and (h) until such time as such replacement shall be consummated, the appropriate Borrowers shall pay all additional amounts (if any) required pursuant to Section 3.1, 3.2(a)  or 3.2(c) hereof, as the case may be; provided that a Lender shall not be required to make any such assignment if, prior thereto, as a result of a waiver by such Lender or otherwise, the circumstances entitling the Borrowers to replace such Lender cease to apply.

 

Section 3.7.  Discretion of Lenders as to Manner of Funding.  Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, each Lender shall be entitled to fund and maintain its funding of all or any part of such Lender’s Loans in any manner such Lender deems to be appropriate; it being understood, however, that for the purposes of this Agreement all

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determinations hereunder shall be made as if such Lender had actually funded and maintained each EurodollarTerm SOFR Loan during the applicable Interest Period for such Loan through the purchase of deposits having a maturity corresponding to such Interest Period and bearing an interest rate equal to the Eurodollar RateAdjusted Term SOFR for such Interest Period.

 

Section 3.8.  Permanent Inability to Determine Rate; Benchmark Replacement.

 

(a)Benchmark Replacement.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, upon the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event, the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers may amend this Agreement to replace the then-current Benchmark with a Benchmark Replacement. Any such amendment with respect to a Benchmark Transition Event will become effective at 5:00 p.m. on the fifth (5th) Business Day after the Administrative Agent has posted such proposed amendment to all Lenders and the Borrowers so long as the Administrative Agent has not received, by such time, written notice of objection to such amendment from Lenders comprising the Required Lenders. No replacement of the then-current Benchmark with a Benchmark Replacement pursuant to this Section 3.8 hereof will occur prior to the applicable Benchmark Transition Start Date. Unless and until a Benchmark Replacement is effective in accordance with this clause (a), all Loans shall be converted into Base Rate Loans in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.5 hereof.  

 

(b)Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes.  In connection with the use, administration, adoption or implementation of a Benchmark Replacement, the Administrative Agent will have the right to make Conforming Changes from time to time and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, any amendments implementing such Conforming Changes will become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

 

(c)Notices; Standards for Decisions and Determinations.  The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Administrative Borrower and the Lenders of the implementation of any Benchmark Replacement and the effectiveness of any Conforming Changes.  The Administrative Agent will notify the Administrative Borrower of the removal or reinstatement of any tenor of a Benchmark. Any determination, decision or election that may be made by the Administrative Agent or Lenders pursuant to this Section 3.8, including any determination with respect to a tenor, rate or adjustment or of the occurrence or non-occurrence of an event, circumstance or date and any decision to take or refrain from taking any action, will be conclusive and binding absent manifest error and may be made in its or their sole discretion and without consent from any other party hereto, except, in each case, as expressly required pursuant to this Section 3.8.

 

(d)Unavailability of Tenor of Benchmark.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, at any time (including in connection with the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement), (i) if any then-current Benchmark is a term rate (including the Term SOFR Reference Rate) and either (A) any tenor for such Benchmark is not displayed on a screen or other information service that publishes such rate from time to time as selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion or (B) the administrator of such Benchmark or the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark has provided a public statement or publication of information announcing that any tenor for such Benchmark is

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not or will not be representative or in compliance with or aligned with the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Principles for Financial Benchmarks, then the Administrative Agent may modify the definition of “Interest Period” (or any similar or analogous definition) for any Benchmark settings at or after such time to remove such unavailable, non-representative, non-compliant or non-aligned tenor and (ii) if a tenor that was removed pursuant to clause (i) above either (A) is subsequently displayed on a screen or information service for a Benchmark (including a Benchmark Replacement) or (B) is not, or is no longer, subject to an announcement that it is not or will not be representative or in compliance with or aligned with the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Principles for Financial Benchmarks for a Benchmark (including a Benchmark Replacement), then the Administrative Agent may modify the definition of “Interest Period” (or any similar or analogous definition) for all Benchmark settings at or after such time to reinstate such previously removed tenor.

 

(e)Benchmark Unavailability Period.  Upon the Administrative Borrower’s receipt of notice of the commencement of a Benchmark Unavailability Period, the Borrowers may revoke any request for the applicable SOFR Loan of, conversion to or continuation of SOFR Loans to be made, converted or continued during any Benchmark Unavailability Period and, failing that, the Borrowers will be deemed to have converted any such request into a request for a borrowing of or conversion to Base Rate Loans. During any Benchmark Unavailability Period or at any time that a tenor for the then-current Benchmark is not an Available Tenor, the component of Base Rate based upon Adjusted Term SOFR (or then-current Benchmark) will not be used in any determination of Base Rate.

 

 

ARTICLE IV.  CONDITIONS PRECEDENT

 

Section 4.1.  Conditions to Each Credit Event.  The obligation of the Lenders, the Issuing Lender and the Swing Line Lender to participate in any Credit Event shall be conditioned, in the case of each Credit Event, upon the following:

 

(a)all conditions precedent as listed in Section 4.2 hereof required to be satisfied prior to the first Credit Event shall have been satisfied prior to or as of the first Credit Event;

 

(b)the Administrative Borrower shall have submitted a Notice of Loan (other than for any Loans automatically funded into a disbursement account pursuant to a “sweep” cash arrangement between Borrower and Lender), or, with respect to a Letter of Credit, complied with the provisions of Section 2.2(b) hereof, and otherwise complied with Section 2.6 hereof;

 

(c)no Default or Event of Default shall then exist or immediately after such Credit Event would exist; and

 

(d)each of the representations and warranties contained in Article VI hereof shall be true and correct in all material respects (or, as to any representations and warranties which are subject to a materiality or Material Adverse Effect qualifier, true and correct in all material respects) as if made on and as of the date of such Credit Event, except to the extent that any thereof expressly relate to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct in all material

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respects (or, as to any representations and warranties which are subject to a materiality or Material Adverse Effect qualifier, true and correct in all respects) as of such earlier date.

 

Each request by the Administrative Borrower or any other Borrower for a Credit Event shall be deemed to be a representation and warranty by the Borrowers as of the date of such request as to the satisfaction of the conditions precedent specified in subsections (c) and (d) above.  Notwithstanding the failure to satisfy the conditions precedent set forth in this Section 4.1, unless otherwise directed by the Required Lenders, the Administrative Agent may, but shall have no obligation to, continue to make Loans, and the Issuing Lender may, but shall have no obligation to, issue, amend, renew or extend, or cause to be issued, amended, renewed or extended, any Letter of Credit for the ratable account and risk of the Lenders from time to time, if the Administrative Agent believes that making such Loans or issuing, amending, renewing or extending, or causing the issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of, any such Letter of Credit is in the best interests of the Lenders.

 

Section 4.2.  Conditions to the First Credit Event.  The Borrowers shall cause the following conditions to be satisfied on or prior to the Closing Date.  The obligation of the Lenders, the Issuing Lender and the Swing Line Lender to participate in the first Credit Event is subject to the Borrowers satisfying each of the following conditions prior to or concurrently with such Credit Event:

 

(a)Notes as Requested.  The Borrowers shall have executed and delivered to (i) each Revolving Lender requesting a Revolving Credit Note such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Credit Note, (ii) each Term Lender requesting a Term Note such Term Lender’s Term Note, and (iii) the Swing Line Lender the Swing Line Note, if requested by the Swing Line Lender.

 

(b)Guarantor Documents.  Each Guarantor of Payment shall have executed and delivered to the Administrative Agent (i) a Guaranty of Payment, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, and (ii) a Security Agreement and such other documents or instruments, as may be required by the Administrative Agent to create or perfect the Liens of the Administrative Agent in the assets of such Guarantor of Payment, all to be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

(c)Pledge Agreements.  Parent and each Borrower and Guarantor of Payment that has a Subsidiary shall have (i)  executed and delivered to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Lenders, a Pledge Agreement, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, with respect to the Pledged Securities, (ii) executed and delivered to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Lenders, appropriate transfer powers for each of the Pledged Securities that are certificated, and (iii) delivered to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Lenders, the Pledged Securities (to the extent such Pledged Securities are certificated) of the Borrowers and Domestic Subsidiaries.

 

(d)Intellectual Property Security Agreements.  Each Borrower and Guarantor of Payment that owns federally registered intellectual property shall have executed and delivered to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Lenders, an Intellectual Property Security

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Agreement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders.

 

(e)Collateral Access Agreements.  The Borrowers shall have delivered a Collateral Access Agreement for the location of the applicable Credit Parties located at 12755 E. Nine Mile, Warren, Michigan, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders.

 

(f)Intercompany Subordination Agreement. The Borrowers shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent an executed Intercompany Subordination Agreement.

 

(g)Delivery of Pledged Notes.  With respect to any Pledged Notes, each Credit Party, as appropriate, has executed an appropriate endorsement on (or separate from) each such Pledged Note and has deposited such Pledged Note with the Administrative Agent.

 

(h)Lien Searches.  With respect to the property owned or leased by each Borrower and Guarantor of Payment, and any other property securing the Obligations, the Borrowers shall have caused to be delivered to the Administrative Agent (i) the results of Uniform Commercial Code lien searches, satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, (ii) except as otherwise provided for in Section 4.3(c) hereof, the results of federal and state tax lien and judicial lien searches and pending litigation and bankruptcy searches, in each case satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, and (iii) Uniform Commercial Code termination statements reflecting termination of (or, if agreed to by the Administration Agent, amendments of) all U.C.C. Financing Statements previously filed by any Person and not expressly permitted pursuant to Section 5.9 hereof.

 

(i)Officer’s Certificate, Resolutions, Organizational Documents.  The Borrowers shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent an officer’s certificate (or comparable domestic or foreign documents) certifying the names of the officers of each Credit Party authorized to sign the Loan Documents, together with the true signatures of such officers and certified copies of (i) the resolutions of the board of directors (or comparable domestic or foreign documents) of such Credit Party evidencing approval of the execution, delivery and performance of the Loan Documents and the execution, delivery and performance of other Related Writings to which such Party is a party, and the consummation of the transactions contemplated thereby, and (ii) the Organizational Documents of such Credit Party.

 

(j)Good Standing and Full Force and Effect Certificates.  The Borrowers shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent a good standing certificate or full force and effect certificate (or comparable document, if neither certificate is available in the applicable jurisdiction), as the case may be, for each Credit Party, issued on or about the Closing Date by the Secretary of State in the state or states where such Credit Party is incorporated or formed or qualified as a foreign entity.

 

(k)Legal Opinion.  The Borrowers shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent an opinion or opinions of counsel for each Credit Party, in each case in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders.

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(l)Insurance Certificates.  The Borrowers shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent certificates of insurance on ACORD 25 and 27 or 28 form or other form acceptable to the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion, in each case satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, providing for adequate personal property and liability insurance for each Credit Party, with the Administrative Agent, on behalf of the Lenders, listed as lender’s loss payee and additional insured, as appropriate.

 

(m)Financial Reports.  The Borrowers shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent (i) an audited Consolidated balance sheet of Parent as of the end of the most recently completed fiscal year ended at least ninety (90) days prior to the Closing Date and the related audited Consolidated statements of income and cash flows of Parent for the two fiscal years most recently ended, and (ii) unaudited Consolidated balance sheet of Parent as of the end of each subsequent fiscal quarter ended at least fifty (50) days prior to the Closing Date and the related unaudited Consolidated statements of income and cash flows of Parent for the fiscal quarter then ended (prepared on the same basis as the statements referred to in the preceding clause (i)), in each case in accordance with GAAP.

 

(n)Pro-Forma Projections.  The Borrowers shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent pro forma projections (including a pro forma closing balance sheet, pro forma statements of income and cash flows) for Parent and its Subsidiaries for the five fiscal years after the Closing Date and quarterly projections for the first four fiscal quarters after the Closing Date, including assumptions used in preparing the forecast financial statements, reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

(o)Advertising Permission Letter.  The Borrowers shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent an advertising permission letter, authorizing the Administrative Agent to publicize the transaction and specifically to use the names of the Borrowers in connection with “tombstone” advertisements in one or more publications selected by the Administrative Agent.

 

(p)Administrative Agent Fee Letter, Closing Fee Letter and Other Fees.  The Borrowers shall have (i) executed and delivered to the Administrative Agent, the Administrative Agent Fee Letter and paid to the Administrative Agent, for its sole account, the fees stated therein, (ii) executed and delivered to the Administrative Agent, the Closing Fee Letter and paid to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Lenders, the fees stated therein, and (iii) paid all documented reasonable out-of-pocket legal fees and expenses of the Administrative Agent in connection with the preparation and negotiation of the Loan Documents.

 

(q)Existing Credit Agreement.  The Borrowers shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent an executed payoff letter with respect to (i) the credit facility among certain of the Credit Parties and PNC Bank, and (ii) the credit facility among certain of the Credit Parties and Comerica Bank, and, in each case, shall have terminated such agreement which termination shall be deemed to have occurred upon payment in full of all of the Indebtedness (other than any terms that expressly provide the termination thereof) outstanding thereunder  and termination of the commitments established therein.

 

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(r)Closing Certificate.  The Borrowers shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders an officer’s certificate certifying that, as of the Closing Date, (i)  no Default or Event of Default exists or immediately after the first Credit Event will exist, (ii) each of the representations and warranties contained in Article VI hereof are true and correct as of the Closing Date, and (iii) no Material Adverse Effect has occurred since December 31, 2017.

 

(s)Letter of Direction.  The Borrowers shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent a letter of direction authorizing the Administrative Agent, on behalf of the Lenders, to disburse the proceeds of the Loans, which letter of direction includes the authorization to transfer funds under this Agreement and the wire instructions that set forth the locations to which such funds shall be sent.

 

(t)No Material Adverse Effect.  No Material Adverse Effect, in the commercially reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent, shall have occurred since December 31, 2017.

 

(u)KYC Information.  Upon the reasonable request of any Lender at least three (3) days prior to the Closing Date, the Borrowers shall have provided to such Lender (i) the documentation and other information so requested in connection with applicable “know your customer” and anti-money-laundering rules and regulations, including the PATRIOT Act, and (ii) if any Credit Party qualifies as a “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, a Beneficial Ownership Certification, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

(v)Miscellaneous.  The Borrowers shall have provided to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders such other items and shall have satisfied such other conditions as may be reasonably required by the Administrative Agent or the Lenders.

 

Section 4.3.  Post-Closing Conditions.  On or before each of the dates specified in this Section 4.3 (unless a longer period is agreed to in writing by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion), the Borrowers shall satisfy each of the following items specified in the subsections below:

 

(a)Control Agreements.  No later than ninety (90) days after the Closing Date, the Borrowers shall deliver to the Administrative Agent an executed Control Agreement, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, for each Deposit Account and each Securities Account maintained by a Borrower or Guarantor of Payment.

 

(b)Collateral Access Agreements.  No later than ninety (90) days after the Closing Date, the Borrowers shall deliver a Collateral Access Agreement, each in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, for (i) the chief executive office of each Borrower and Guarantor of Payment not otherwise delivered pursuant to Section 4.2(e) hereof; and (ii) each other location of a Borrower or Guarantor of Payment where any of the collateral securing any part of the Obligations is located, unless (A) such location is owned by the Credit Party that owns the collateral located there, or (B) a Collateral Access Agreement would not otherwise be required pursuant to Section 5.21(e) hereof.

 

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(c)Lien Searches.  No later than ten (10) days after the Closing Date, the Borrowers shall deliver to the Administrative Agent the results of those certain federal and state tax lien and judicial lien searches and pending litigation and bankruptcy searches identified as outstanding as of the Closing Date, in each case satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

(d)Insurance Endorsements.  No later than thirty (30) days after the Closing Date, the Borrowers shall deliver to the Administrative Agent proof of endorsements to insurance policies satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, providing for adequate personal property and liability insurance for each Credit Party, with the Administrative Agent, on behalf of the Lenders, listed as lender’s loss payee and additional insured, as appropriate.

 

(f)Foreign Pledge Securities.  No later than fort-five (45) days after the Closing Date, the Borrowers shall deliver to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Lenders, the Pledged Securities (to the extent such Pledged Securities are certificated) of applicable Foreign Subsidiaries.

 

 

ARTICLE V.  COVENANTS

 

Section 5.1.  Insurance.  Each Credit Party shall at all times maintain insurance upon its Inventory, Equipment and other personal and real property (including, if applicable, insurance required by the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994) in such form, written by such companies, in such amounts, for such periods, and against such risks as may be reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, with provisions reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent for, with respect to Credit Parties, payment of all losses thereunder to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Lenders, and such Credit Party as their interests may appear (with lender’s loss payable and additional insured endorsements, as appropriate, in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Lenders), and, if required by the Administrative Agent during the occurrence of an Event of Default, the Borrowers shall deposit the policies with the Administrative Agent.  Any such policies of insurance shall provide for no fewer than thirty (30) days prior (or ten (10) days in the case of non-payment) written notice of cancellation to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders.  Any sums received by the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Lenders, in payment of insurance losses, returns, or unearned premiums under the policies shall be applied as set forth in Section 2.12(c) and (d) hereofmay, at the option of the Administrative Agent, be applied upon the Obligations whether or not the same is then due and payable, or may be delivered to the Companies for the purpose of replacing, repairing, or restoring the insured property. The Administrative Agent is hereby authorized to act as attorney-in-fact for the Credit Parties, after the occurrence of an Event of Default, in obtaining, adjusting, settling and canceling such insurance and indorsing any drafts.  In the event of failure to provide such insurance as herein provided, the Administrative Agent may, at its option, provide such insurance and the Borrowers shall pay to the Administrative Agent, upon demand, the cost thereof.  Should the Borrowers fail to pay such sum to the Administrative Agent upon demand, interest shall accrue thereon, from the date of demand until paid in full, at the Default Rate.  Within ten (10) days of the Administrative Agent’s written request, the Borrowers shall furnish to the Administrative Agent such information about the insurance of the Credit Parties as the Administrative Agent may

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from time to time reasonably request, which information shall be prepared in form and detail reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and certified by a Financial Officer.

 

Section 5.2.  Money Obligations.  Each Credit Party shall pay in full (a) prior in each case to the date when penalties would attach, all taxes, assessments and governmental charges and levies (except only those so long as and to the extent that the same shall be contested in good faith by appropriate and timely proceedings and for which adequate provisions have been established in accordance with GAAP) for which it may be or become liable or to which any or all of its properties may be or become subject; (b) all of its material wage obligations to its employees in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (29 U.S.C. §§ 206‑207) or any comparable provisions; and (c) all of its other material obligations calling for the payment of money (except only those so long as and to the extent that the same shall be contested in good faith and for which adequate provisions have been established in accordance with GAAP) before such payment becomes overdue.

 

Section 5.3.  Financial Statements and Information.

 

(a)Quarterly Financials.  The Borrowers shall deliver to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, within forty-five (45) days after the end of each quarterly period of each fiscal year of Parent, balance sheets of the Parent and its Subsidiaries as of the end of such period and statements of income (loss), stockholders’ equity and cash flow for the quarter and fiscal year to date periods, all prepared on a Consolidated basis, together with a consolidating schedule for the Borrowers and the Guarantors of Payment (in each case accordance with GAAP), in form and detail satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders and certified by a Financial Officer.

 

(b)Annual Audit Report.  The Borrowers shall deliver to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, within ninety (90) days after the end of each fiscal year of Parent, an annual audit report of Parent and its Subsidiaries for that year (which report shall include balance sheets and statements of income (loss), stockholders’ equity and cash-flow for that period) prepared on a Consolidated basis, together with a consolidating schedule for the Borrowers and the Guarantors of Payment (in each case in accordance with GAAP), with such consolidating schedules certified by an unqualified opinion of an independent public accountant satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, all in form and detail satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders.

 

(c)Compliance Certificate.  The Borrowers shall deliver to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, concurrently with the delivery of the financial statements set forth in subsections (a) and (b) above, a Compliance Certificate.

 

(d)Management Reports.  The Borrowers shall deliver to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, concurrently with the delivery of the quarterly and annual financial statements set forth in subsections (a) and (b) above, a copy of any management report, letter or similar writing furnished to the Companies by the accountants in respect of the systems, operations, financial condition or properties of the Companies.

 

(e)Pro-Forma Projections.  The Borrowers shall deliver to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, within forty-five (45) days after the end of each fiscal year of Par