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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): May 5, 2020

 

TRIPADVISOR, INC.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

Delaware

001-35362

80-0743202

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

 

 

400 1st Avenue

Needham, MA 02494

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(781) 800-5000

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, 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

 

TRIP

 

Nasdaq

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 a Material Definitive Agreement

On May 5, 2020, Tripadvisor, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), Tripadvisor Holdings, LLC, a Massachusetts limited liability company (“Holdings”), and Tripadvisor LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Tripadvisor”), entered into the Second Amendment (the “Second Amendment”), among the Company, Holdings, Tripadvisor, the other Borrowers party thereto, the Lenders party thereto, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent and London Agent, BofA Securities, Inc., BMO Capital Markets Corp., BNP Paribas Securities Corp., SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., and U.S. Bank National Association, as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners; Bank of America, N.A., BMO Capital Markets Corp., BNP Paribas Securities Corp., SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. and U.S. Bank National Association, as Co-Syndication Agents; and Barclays Bank PLC, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Co-Documentation Agents. The Second Amendment modifies the Credit Agreement dated as of June 26, 2015 (as amended by the First Amendment dated May 12, 2017 and the Second Amendment, the “Amended Credit Agreement”), among the Company, Holdings, Tripadvisor, the other Borrowers from time to time party thereto, the Lenders from time to time party thereto, the Administrative Agent and London Agent. All defined terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning ascribed to them in the Amended Credit Agreement.  

The Second Amendment, among other things:

 

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suspends the leverage ratio covenant for each fiscal quarter ending after the effective date of the Second Amendment and ending prior to September 30, 2021 (or such earlier date as may be elected by the Company in its sole discretion) (such period, the “Leverage Covenant Holiday”);

 

 

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adds a minimum liquidity covenant, which requires that the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries to maintain $150,000,000 of unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments less deferred merchant payables plus available revolver capacity, and which shall apply solely during the Leverage Covenant Holiday;

 

 

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increases the interest rate margins applicable to revolving loans outstanding and increases the commitment fee on unused revolving commitments, in each case, during any period commencing with the effective date of the Second Amendment and through the Leverage Covenant Holiday; and

 

 

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decreases the aggregate amount of revolving loan commitments available under the Amended Credit Agreement from $1.2 billion to $1.0 billion.

 

In connection with the Second Amendment and as collateral to secure the obligations of the Company and its subsidiaries under the Amended Credit Agreement, the Company and certain of its subsidiaries have pledged, and granted security interests and liens in and on, substantially all of their respective tangible and intangible assets (including accounts receivable, contract rights and other general intangibles, intellectual property, inventory, equipment, goods, instruments and equity interests and other investment property, and intercompany indebtedness), in each case, subject to customary exceptions. The foregoing pledges, security interests and liens will remain in effect until the Collateral Release Date (as defined in the Amendment).

The Amended Credit Agreement includes restrictions on the ability of the Company and its subsidiaries to incur additional indebtedness, repurchase shares, and make investments, dispositions, dividends and other payments, with certain exceptions as more specifically described in the Amended Credit Agreement.  

The Amended Credit Agreement contains customary events of default. If an event of default occurs and is continuing, then, among other things, the lenders may declare any outstanding obligations under the Amended Credit Agreement to be immediately due and payable and exercise rights and remedies against the collateral.

Except as amended by the Second Amendment, the remaining terms of the Credit Agreement remain in full force and effect. The foregoing description of the Second Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Second Amendment filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 2.02.

Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On May 7, 2020, Tripadvisor, Inc. issued a press release announcing its preliminary financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. Tripadvisor, Inc. also posted a letter to shareholders from Stephen Kaufer, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Ernst Teunissen, Chief Financial Officer, on the “Investor Relations” section of its website at http://ir.Tripadvisor.com/events-and-presentations. The full text of this press release and letter are furnished as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Pursuant to General Instruction B.2. to Form 8-K, the information set forth in Items 2.02 and Exhibit 99.1 and 99.2 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise

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subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall they be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

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

See the discussion set forth in Item 1.01, “Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement,” of this Current Report on Form 8-K, which discussion is incorporated herein by this reference.

 

Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit

  

 

Number

  

Description

 

 

 

10.1

 

Second Amendment, dated as of May 5, 2020, by and among Tripadvisor, Inc., Tripadvisor Holdings, LLC, Tripadvisor LLC, the other Borrowers party thereto, the Lenders party thereto, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent and London Agent, BofA Securities, Inc., BMO Capital Markets Corp., BNP Paribas Securities Corp., SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., and U.S. Bank National Association, as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners; Bank of America, N.A., BMO Capital Markets Corp., BNP Paribas Securities Corp., SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. and U.S. Bank National Association, as Co-Syndication Agents; and Barclays Bank PLC, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Co-Documentation Agents.

99.1

  

Press Release of Tripadvisor, Inc. dated May 7, 2020.

 

 

 

99.2

  

Q1 2020 Shareholders Letter dated May 7, 2020.

 

 

 

104

 

Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

 

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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 hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 


TRIPADVISOR, INC.

 

 

 

 

Date: May 7, 2020

 

By:

/S/ ERNST TEUNISSEN

 

 

 

Ernst Teunissen

 

 

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

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Exhibit 10.1

 

EXECUTION VERSION

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT dated as of May 5, 2020 (this “Amendment”), to the CREDIT AGREEMENT dated as of June 26, 2015 (as amended as of May 12, 2017, the “Credit Agreement”), among TRIPADVISOR, INC., TRIPADVISOR HOLDINGS, LLC, TRIPADVISOR LLC, the other BORROWERS party thereto, the LENDERS party thereto, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as Administrative Agent, and J.P. MORGAN EUROPE LIMITED, as London Agent.

WHEREAS, the Lenders have agreed to extend credit to the Borrowers under the Credit Agreement on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth therein;

WHEREAS, Section 9.02(b) of the Credit Agreement permits Parent to enter into waivers, amendments or modifications to the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents with the consent of the relevant Lenders as required pursuant to the terms thereof;

WHEREAS, Parent has requested that the Credit Agreement and certain other Loan Documents be amended or entered into, as the case may be, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein;

WHEREAS, the parties hereto are willing to amend the Credit Agreement on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein, and the Lenders party hereto constitute the Required Lenders under the Credit Agreement; and

WHEREAS, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., BofA Securities, Inc., BMO Capital Markets Corp., BNP Paribas Securities Corp., SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. and U.S. Bank National Association have been appointed to act as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners for this Amendment (in such capacities, the “Amendment Arrangers”).

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual agreements herein contained and other good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency and receipt of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:

SECTION 1.  Defined Terms.  Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein (including in the recitals hereto) have the meanings assigned to them in the Credit Agreement or the Amended Credit Agreement (as defined below), as applicable.

SECTION 2.  European Tranche Revolving Commitments.  Effective as of the Second Amendment Effective Date, and contemporaneously with effectiveness of this Amendment, and without any further action of any Person, the aggregate amount of the European Tranche Revolving Commitments in effect immediately prior to the Second Amendment Effective Date is hereby reduced to US$1,000,000,000, with such reduction made ratably among the European Tranche Revolving Lenders in accordance with their respective European Tranche Revolving Commitments in effect immediately prior to the

 


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Second Amendment Effective Date.  The Lenders party hereto hereby waive any notice requirements under the Credit Agreement in respect of such reduction.

SECTION 3.  Amendment of Credit Agreement.  Effective as of the Second Amendment Effective Date:

(a)   The Credit Agreement (excluding, except as set forth below, all Schedules and Exhibits thereto, each of which shall remain as in effect immediately prior to the Second Amendment Effective Date) is hereby amended by inserting the language indicated in double underlined text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: underlined text) in Exhibit A hereto and by deleting the language indicated by strikethrough text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: stricken text) in Exhibit A hereto (the Credit Agreement, as so amended, being referred to as the “Amended Credit Agreement”).

(b)  Each of Schedules 2.01, 3.13, 6.01, 6.02, 6.07 and 9.12 to the Credit Agreement is hereby amended and restated in its entirety to be in the form of Schedules 2.01, 3.12, 6.01, 6.02, 6.07 and 9.12 hereto, respectively.

(c)  A new Schedule 6.12 is hereby added to the Credit Agreement in the form of Schedule 6.12 hereto.

(d)  Exhibit D to the Credit Agreement is hereby amended and restated in its entirety to be in the form of Exhibit D hereto.

(e)  New Exhibits I and J are hereby added to the Credit Agreement in the form of Exhibits I and J hereto, respectively.

(f)  JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. shall be the successor in interest to J.P. Morgan Europe Limited in its capacity as the London Agent, subject to the rights of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. set forth in the definition of the term “London Agent” in the Amended Credit Agreement.

SECTION 4.  Restated Guarantee Agreement.  Each Lender party hereto hereby authorizes and consents to the amendment and restatement, on and as of the Second Amendment Effective Date, of the Guarantee Agreement to be in the form of Exhibit B hereto (the Guarantee Agreement, as so amended and restated, being referred to as the “Restated Guarantee Agreement”).

SECTION 5.  Representations and Warranties.  Parent and each Borrowing Subsidiary represents and warrants to the Lenders that:

(a)  This Amendment has been duly executed and delivered by Parent and such Borrowing Subsidiary and constitutes (assuming due execution by the parties hereto other than Parent and the Borrowing Subsidiaries) a legal, valid and binding obligation of Parent or such Borrowing Subsidiary, as the case may be, enforceable in accordance with its terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other

 


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laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and subject to general principles of equity, regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law.

(b)  The representations and warranties of the Loan Parties set forth in the Credit Agreement, as amended hereby (assuming, for this purpose, that the representation and warranty set forth in Section 3.04(b) of the Credit Agreement, as amended hereby, excludes any event, condition or circumstance that is disclosed in (i) Parent’s audited annual financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 filed on Form 10-K with the SEC or (ii) any publicly available press releases of Parent or publicly available filings by Parent with the SEC released or filed after December 31, 2019 and prior to the date hereof, in each case excluding any such disclosure under the caption “Risk Factors” and any other disclosure that is cautionary, predictive or forward-looking in nature) and the other Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects (or, in the case of any such representation or warranty already qualified as to materiality, in all respects) on and as of the Second Amendment Effective Date with the same effect as if made on and as of such date (except in the case of any such representation and warranty that expressly relates to a prior date, in which case such representation and warranty were true and correct in all material respects on and as of such prior date (or, in the case of any such representation or warranty already qualified as to materiality, in all respects on and as of such prior date)).

(c)  As of the Second Amendment Effective Date, no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.

SECTION 6.  Effectiveness.  This Amendment shall become effective as of the first date (the “Second Amendment Effective Date”) on which:

(a)  Amendment. The Administrative Agent shall have signed a counterpart of this Amendment, and the Administrative Agent or its counsel shall have received from Parent, each Borrowing Subsidiary, the London Agent and the Required Lenders either (i) a counterpart of this Amendment signed on behalf of such party or (ii) written evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (which may include facsimile transmission or other electronic imaging, including DocuSign, of a signed signature page of this Amendment) that such party has signed a counterpart of this Amendment.

(b)  Restated Guarantee Agreement. The Administrative Agent shall have signed a counterpart of the Restated Guarantee Agreement, and the Administrative Agent or its counsel shall have received from Parent and each Designated Subsidiary either (i) a counterpart of the Restated Guarantee Agreement signed on behalf of such party or (ii) written evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (which may include facsimile transmission or other electronic imaging, including DocuSign, of a signed signature page of the Restated Guarantee Agreement) that such party has signed a counterpart of the Restated Guarantee Agreement.

(c)  Collateral Agreement. The Administrative Agent shall have signed a counterpart of the Collateral Agreement, substantially in the form of Exhibit C hereto, and the Administrative Agent or its counsel shall have received from Parent and each Designated Subsidiary either (i) a counterpart of the Collateral Agreement signed on behalf

 


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of such party or (ii) written evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (which may include facsimile transmission or other electronic imaging, including DocuSign, of a signed signature page of the Collateral Agreement) that such party has signed a counterpart of the Collateral Agreement.

(d)  IP Collateral Agreements. The Administrative Agent shall have signed a counterpart of a Patent and Trademark Security Agreement and a Copyright Security Agreement (each as defined in the Collateral Agreement) and the Administrative Agent or its counsel shall have received from each applicable Loan Party either (i) a counterpart of each of such Patent and Trademark Security Agreement and such Copyright Security Agreement signed on behalf of such party or (ii) written evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (which may include facsimile transmission or other electronic imaging, including DocuSign, of a signed signature page of this Amendment) that such party has signed a counterpart of each of such Patent and Trademark Security Agreement and such Copyright Security Agreement.

(e)  Perfection Certificate. The Administrative Agent shall have received, with respect to Parent and each Designated Subsidiary, a completed Perfection Certificate (as defined in the Collateral Agreement), dated as of the Second Amendment Effective Date and signed by a Financial Officer of Parent, together with all attachments contemplated hereby.

(f)  Guarantee and Collateral Requirement. Without limiting the conditions set forth above or the discretion of the Administrative Agent set forth in the definition of such term, the Guarantee and Collateral Requirement shall have been satisfied.

(g)  Secretary’s Certificates and Good Standing Certificates. The Administrative Agent shall have received such documents and certificates as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request relating to the organization, existence and good standing of each Loan Party, the authorization of this Amendment and/or the other Loan Documents to be entered into in connection with this Amendment by each Loan Party party hereto or thereto and other legal matters relating to the Loan Parties and this Amendment and the other Loan Documents, all in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.

(h)  Officer’s Certificate. The Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate, dated as of the Second Amendment Effective Date and signed by a Financial Officer of Parent, confirming that (i) the representations and warranties set forth in Section 5 hereof are true and correct in all material respects (or, in the case of any such representation or warranty under the Credit Agreement already qualified as to materiality, in all respects) on and as of the Second Amendment Effective Date (except in the case of any such representation and warranty that expressly relates to a prior date, in which case such representation and warranty were true and correct in all material respects on and as of such prior date (or, in the case of any such representation or warranty already qualified as to materiality, in all respects on and as of such prior date)) and (ii) as of the Second Amendment Effective Date, no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.

 


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(i)  Legal Opinions. The Administrative Agent shall have received a favorable written opinion (addressed to the Administrative Agent, the Lenders as of the Second Amendment Effective Date and the Issuing Banks and dated the Second Amendment Effective Date) of each of (i) Goodwin Procter LLP, counsel for Parent and the Borrowing Subsidiaries and (ii) in-house counsel for Parent, in each case in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.

(j)  Fee and Expenses. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent and an Amendment Arranger shall have received all fees due and payable on or prior to the Second Amendment Effective Date pursuant to any fee letter entered into in connection with this Amendment and, to the extent invoiced prior to the Second Amendment Effective Date, reimbursement or payment of all out-of-pocket expenses (including fees, charges and disbursements of counsel) required to be reimbursed or paid under the Credit Agreement or any engagement letter entered into in connection with this Amendment.

(k)  Accrued Interest and Fees. The Administrative Agent shall have received, for the account of each Lender and each Issuing Bank party to the Credit Agreement immediately prior to the effectiveness of this Amendment, all interest and fees accrued but unpaid under the Credit Agreement in respect of periods prior to the Second Amendment Effective Date.

The Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrowers, the Lenders and the Issuing Banks of the Second Amendment Effective Date and such notice shall be conclusive and binding.

SECTION 7.  Effect of this Amendment.  (a) Except as expressly set forth herein, this Amendment shall not by implication or otherwise limit, impair, constitute a waiver of, or otherwise affect the rights and remedies of the Agents, the Issuing Banks or the Lenders under the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document, and shall not alter, modify, amend or in any way affect any of the terms, conditions, obligations, covenants or agreements contained in the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document, all of which are ratified and affirmed in all respects and shall continue in full force and effect.  Nothing herein shall be deemed to entitle any Loan Party to any other consent to, or any other waiver, amendment, modification or other change of, any of the terms, conditions, obligations, covenants or agreements contained in the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document in similar or different circumstances.

(b)  On and after the Second Amendment Effective Date, each reference in the Credit Agreement to “this Agreement”, “herein”, “hereunder”, “hereto”, “hereof” and words of similar import shall refer to the Credit Agreement as amended hereby, and each reference to the Credit Agreement in any other Loan Document shall be deemed to be a reference to the Credit Agreement as amended hereby.  This Amendment shall constitute a “Loan Document” for all purposes of the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents.

(c)  It is agreed that the Amendment Arrangers and their respective Related Parties shall be entitled to the benefits of Section 9.03(b) of the Credit Agreement, Section 4.03 of the Restated Guarantee Agreement and Section 5.03 of the Collateral Agreement with respect to the arrangement of this Amendment, the preparation, execution and delivery

 


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of this Amendment and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby to the same extent as the Arrangers and their Related Parties are entitled to the benefits of such Section in respect of the arrangement of the credit facility under the Credit Agreement and the other matters referred to in such Section.

(d)  Each Lender and Issuing Bank, by delivering its signature page to this Amendment shall be deemed to have acknowledged receipt of, and consented to and approved, each Loan Document and each other document required to be delivered to, or be approved by or satisfactory to, the Administrative Agent or the Lenders on or prior to the Second Amendment Effective Date.

SECTION 8.  Applicable Law.  THIS AMENDMENT SHALL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

SECTION 9.  Counterparts; Execution.  This Amendment may be executed in counterparts (and by different parties hereto on different counterparts), each of which shall constitute an original but all of which, when taken together, shall constitute a single instrument.  Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Amendment by facsimile or other electronic transmission (including DocuSign) shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart hereof.

SECTION 10.  Headings.  Section headings used herein are for convenience of reference only, are not part of this Amendment and shall not affect the construction of, or be taken into consideration in interpreting, this Amendment.

SECTION 11.  Incorporation by Reference.  The provisions of Sections 9.06(b), 9.07, 9.09(b), 9.09(c), 9.09(d) and 9.10 of the Amended Credit Agreement are hereby incorporated by reference as if set forth in full herein, mutatis mutandis.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Amendment to be duly executed by their respective authorized officers as of the date first above written.

TRIPADVISOR, INC.

by:

 

/s/ Ernst Teunissen

 

Name:Ernst Teunissen

Title: Treasurer

 

 

TRIPADVISOR HOLDINGS, LLC

 

by:

 

/s/ Ernst Teunissen

 

Name:Ernst Teunissen

Title:Manager and Treasurer

 

 

TRIPADVISOR LLC

by:

 

/s/ Ernst Teunissen

 

Name:Ernst Teunissen

Title:Manager and Treasurer

 


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JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., individually and as Administrative Agent, London Agent, Issuing Bank and Swingline Lender,

by:

 

/s/ Bruce S. Borden

 

Name: Bruce S. Borden

Title: Executive Director

 

 

 

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LENDER SIGNATURE PAGE TO

SECOND AMENDMENT TO

THE CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 26, 2015

OF TRIPADVISOR, INC.

 

 

 

 

Bank of America, N.A., as Lender

by:

 

/s/ Laura L. Olson

 

Name:   Laura L. Olson

Title:     Vice President

 

 

 

 

 

 


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LENDER SIGNATURE PAGE TO

SECOND AMENDMENT TO

THE CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 26, 2015

OF TRIPADVISOR, INC.

 

 

 

BMO HARRIS BANK N.A. (WITH EACH LENDER THAT IS ALSO AN ISSUING BANK EXECUTING BOTH IN ITS CAPACITY AS A LENDER AND AS AN ISSUING BANK

by:

 

/s/ Christina Boyle

 

Name:   Christina Boyle

Title:     Managing Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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LENDER SIGNATURE PAGE TO

SECOND AMENDMENT TO

THE CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 26, 2015

OF TRIPADVISOR, INC.

 

 

BNP Paribas:

by:

 

/s/ Barbara Nash

 

Name:   Barbara Nash

Title:     Managing Director

 

 

 

by:

 

/s/ Maria Mulic

 

Name:   Maria Mulic

Title:     Managing Director

 

 

 


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LENDER SIGNATURE PAGE TO

SECOND AMENDMENT TO

THE CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 26, 2015

OF TRIPADVISOR, INC.

 

 

TRUIST BANK, as successor by merger to SunTrust Bank

by:

 

/s/ Paige Scheper

 

Name:   Paige Scheper

Title:     Vice President

 

 

 


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LENDER SIGNATURE PAGE TO

SECOND AMENDMENT TO

THE CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 26, 2015

OF TRIPADVISOR, INC.

 

 

Name of Institution (with each Lender that is also an Issuing Bank executing both in its capacity as a Lender and as an Issuing Bank):

by:  U.S. Bank National Association

 

 

 

/s/ Lukas Coleman

 

Name:   Lukas Coleman

Title:     Vice President

 

 

 


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LENDER SIGNATURE PAGE TO

SECOND AMENDMENT TO

THE CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 26, 2015

OF TRIPADVISOR, INC.

 

 

Name of Institution (with each Lender that is also an Issuing Bank executing both in its capacity as a Lender and as an Issuing Bank):

BARCLAYS BANK PLC

 

 

 

/s/ Martin Corrigan

 

Name:   Martin Corrigan

Title:     Vice President

 

 


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LENDER SIGNATURE PAGE TO

SECOND AMENDMENT TO

THE CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 26, 2015

OF TRIPADVISOR, INC.

 

 

 

MORGAN STANLEY BANK, N.A., as a Lender

by:

 

/s/ Jake Dowden

 

Name:   Jake Dowden

Title:     Authorized Signatory

 

 

 


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LENDER SIGNATURE PAGE TO

SECOND AMENDMENT TO

THE CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 26, 2015

OF TRIPADVISOR, INC.

 

 

Name of Institution (with each Lender that is also an Issuing Bank executing both in its capacity as a Lender and as an Issuing Bank):

by:  Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

 

 

 

/s/ Alicia Kachmarik

 

Name:   Alicia Kachmarik

Title:     Director

 

 


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LENDER SIGNATURE PAGE TO

SECOND AMENDMENT TO

THE CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 26, 2015

OF TRIPADVISOR, INC.

 

 

MUFG BANK, LTD.:

by:  

 

 

 

/s/ Marlon Mathews

 

Name:   Marlon Mathews

Title:     Director

 

 

 


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LENDER SIGNATURE PAGE TO

SECOND AMENDMENT TO

THE CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 26, 2015

OF TRIPADVISOR, INC.

 

 

CITIBANK, N.A.

by:  

 

 

/s/ Keith Lukasavich

 

Name:   Keith Lukasavich

Title:     Vice President & Managing Director

 


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EXHIBIT A

 

Amendments to Credit Agreement


 


 

EXHIBIT A

MARKED VERSION REFLECTING CHANGES

PURSUANT TO FIRSTSECOND AMENDMENT

ADDED TEXT SHOWN UNDERSCORED

DELETED TEXT SHOWN STRIKETHROUGH

 

CREDIT AGREEMENT

dated as of

June 26, 2015,

as amended as of May 12, 2017 and

as further amended as of May 5, 2020,

among

TRIPADVISOR, INC.,

TRIPADVISOR HOLDINGS, LLC,

TRIPADVISOR LLC
,

and

The
the other BORROWERS Party Heretofrom time to time party hereto,

Thethe LENDERS Party Hereto,from time to time party hereto

and

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
as Administrative Agent
,

and

J.P. MORGAN EUROPE LIMITED,
as
London Agent

 

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., MERRILL LYNCH, PIERCE, FENNER & SMITH INCORPORATEDBOFA SECURITIES, INC., BMO CAPITAL MARKETS CORP., BNP PARIBAS SECURITIES CORP., SUNTRUST ROBINSON HUMPHREY, INC. and

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners

 

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., BMO CAPITAL MARKETS CORP., BNP PARIBAS SECURITIES CORP., SUNTRUST ROBINSON HUMPHREY, INC. and U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

as Co-Syndication Agents

 

BARCLAYS BANK PLC, MORGAN STANLEY SENIOR FUNDING, INC. and

WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

as Co-Documentation Agents

 

 

 

 


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

ARTICLE I

Definitions

SECTION 1.01.Defined Terms1

SECTION 1.02.Classification of Loans and Borrowings4051

SECTION 1.03.Terms Generally4051

SECTION 1.04.Accounting Terms; GAAP; Pro Forma Calculations4152

SECTION 1.05.Currency Translation4253

SECTION 1.06.Interest Rates; LIBOR Notification54

SECTION 1.07.Divisions55

SECTION 1.08.Most Favored Nation Provision55

ARTICLE II

The Credits

SECTION 2.01.Commitments4356

SECTION 2.02.Loans and Borrowings4456

SECTION 2.03.Requests for Borrowings4457

SECTION 2.04.Borrowing Subsidiaries4658

SECTION 2.05.Swingline Loans4659

SECTION 2.06.Letters of Credit4861

SECTION 2.07.Funding of Borrowings5669

SECTION 2.08.Interest Elections5669

SECTION 2.09.Termination and Reduction of Commitments; Increase of Revolving Commitments5871

SECTION 2.10.Repayment of Loans; Evidence of Debt6174

SECTION 2.11.Prepayment of Loans6174

SECTION 2.12.Fees6375

SECTION 2.13.Interest6477

SECTION 2.14.Alternate Rate of Interest6577

SECTION 2.15.Increased Costs6679

SECTION 2.16.Break Funding Payments6881

SECTION 2.17.Taxes6982

SECTION 2.18.Payments Generally; Pro Rata Treatment; Sharing of Set-offs7487

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SECTION 2.19.Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders7689

SECTION 2.20.Defaulting Lenders7791

SECTION 2.21.Incremental Term Loans7993

ARTICLE III

Representations and Warranties

SECTION 3.01.Organization; Powers8195

SECTION 3.02.Authorization; Enforceability8295

SECTION 3.03.Governmental Approvals; No Conflicts8295

SECTION 3.04.Financial Condition; No Material Adverse Change8296

SECTION 3.05.Properties8396

SECTION 3.06.Litigation and Environmental Matters8397

SECTION 3.07.Compliance with Laws and Agreements8397

SECTION 3.08.Investment Company Status8397

SECTION 3.09.Taxes8397

SECTION 3.10.ERISA8497

SECTION 3.11.Disclosure8497

SECTION 3.12.Guarantee Requirement84

SECTION 3.13.Subsidiaries8498

SECTION 3.143.13.Use of Proceeds; Margin Regulations8498

SECTION 3.153.14.Borrowing Subsidiaries8598

SECTION 3.163.15.Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions8599

SECTION 3.173.16.EEAAffected Financial Institutions8599

SECTION 3.17.Collateral Matters99

ARTICLE IV

Conditions

SECTION 4.01.OriginalSecond Amendment Effective Date85100

SECTION 4.02.Each Credit Event87100

SECTION 4.03.Credit Events in Respect of Each Borrowing Subsidiary87100

ARTICLE V

Affirmative Covenants

SECTION 5.01.Financial Statements and Other Information89102

SECTION 5.02.Notices of Material Events90104

SECTION 5.03.Existence; Conduct of Business91104

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SECTION 5.04.Payment of Tax Liabilities91104

SECTION 5.05.Maintenance of Properties; Insurance91104

SECTION 5.06.Books and Records; Inspection Rights91105

SECTION 5.07.Compliance with Laws91105

SECTION 5.08.Guarantee and Collateral Requirement105

SECTION 5.09.Further Assurances92106

ARTICLE VI

Negative Covenants

SECTION 6.01.Indebtedness92107

SECTION 6.02.Liens94112

SECTION 6.03.Sale/Leaseback Transactions96115

SECTION 6.04.Fundamental Changes; Business Activities96116

SECTION 6.05.Restricted Payments97116

SECTION 6.06.Transactions with Affiliates97118

SECTION 6.07.Restrictive Agreements98119

SECTION 6.08.Asset Dispositions99120

SECTION 6.09.Use of Proceeds and Letters of Credit; Margin Regulations102125

SECTION 6.10.Leverage Ratio102126

SECTION 6.11.Minimum Liquidity126

SECTION 6.12.Investments and Acquisitions126

SECTION 6.13.Maintenance of Borrowing Subsidiaries as Wholly Owned Subsidiaries103129

ARTICLE VII

Events of Default

SECTION 7.01.Events of Default103129

SECTION 7.02.CAM Exchange105132

ARTICLE VIII

The Agents

ARTICLE IX

Miscellaneous

SECTION 9.01.Notices111140

SECTION 9.02.Waivers; Amendments112142

SECTION 9.02A.Certain Agreements144

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SECTION 9.03.Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver114145

SECTION 9.04.Successors and Assigns116147

SECTION 9.05.Survival120151

SECTION 9.06.Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness; Issuing Banks121152

SECTION 9.07.Severability122153

SECTION 9.08.Right of Setoff122153

SECTION 9.09.Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Consent to Service of Process123153

SECTION 9.10.WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL124155

SECTION 9.11.Headings124155

SECTION 9.12.Confidentiality124155

SECTION 9.13.Interest Rate Limitation125156

SECTION 9.14.Release of Guarantees 126 and Collateral157

SECTION 9.15.Conversion of Currencies126158

SECTION 9.16.USA Patriot Act Notice127Certain Notices 159

SECTION 9.17.No Fiduciary Relationship127159

SECTION 9.18.Non-Public Information127159

SECTION 9.19.Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEAAffected Financial Institutions128160

SECTION 9.20.Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs160

 


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SCHEDULES:

Schedule 2.01

Commitments

Schedule 2.06

Initial Issuing Bank LC Commitment

Schedule 2.06A

Existing Letters of Credit

Schedule 3.133.12

Subsidiaries

Schedule 6.01

Existing Indebtedness

Schedule 6.02

Existing Liens

Schedule 6.07

Existing Restrictions

Schedule 6.12

Existing Investments

Schedule 9.12

Participant Confidentiality Restricted List

 

 

EXHIBITS:

 

Exhibit A

Form of Assignment and Assumption

Exhibit B

Form of Borrowing Request

Exhibit C-1

Form of Borrowing Subsidiary Agreement

Exhibit C-2

Form of Borrowing Subsidiary Termination

Exhibit D

Form of Compliance Certificate

Exhibit E

[Reserved]

Exhibit F

Form of Interest Election Request

Exhibit G

Form of Issuing Bank Agreement

Exhibit H-1

Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate for Foreign Lenders that are not Partnerships for U.S. Federal Income

Exhibit H-2

Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate for Non-U.S. Participants that are not Partnerships for U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes

Exhibit H-3

Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate for Non-U.S. Participants that are Partnerships for U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes

Exhibit H-4

Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate for Foreign Lenders that are Partnerships for U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes

Exhibit I

Form of Global Intercompany Note

Exhibit J

Form of Supplemental Perfection Certificate

 

 

 

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CREDIT AGREEMENT dated as of June 26, 2015, as amended as of May 12, 2017 and as further amended as of May 5, 2020, among TRIPADVISOR, INC., a Delaware corporation; TRIPADVISOR HOLDINGS, LLC, a Massachusetts limited liability company; TRIPADVISOR LLC, a Delaware limited liability company; the other BORROWERS from time to time party hereto; the LENDERS from time to time party hereto; and JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as Administrative Agent; and J.P. MORGAN EUROPE LIMITED, as London Agent.

The parties hereto agree as follows:

ARTICLE I

Definitions

SECTION 1.01.Defined Terms.  As used in this Agreement, the following terms have the meanings specified below:

ABR”, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, shall bear interest at a rate determined by reference to the Alternate Base Rate.

“Acquisition” means any acquisition, or series of related acquisitions (including pursuant to any merger or consolidation), of property that constitutes (a) assets comprising all or substantially all of a division, business or operating unit or product line of any Person or (b) all or substantially all of the Equity Interests in a Person.

Adjusted LIBO Rate” means, with respect to any Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in US Dollars for any Interest Period, an interest rate per annum (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the next 1/161/100 of 1.00%1% (with 0.005% being rounded up)) equal to the product of (a) the LIBO Rate for US Dollars for such Interest Period multiplied by (b) the Statutory Reserve Rate.

Administrative Agent” means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., in its capacity as administrative agent hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, and its successors in such capacity as provided in Article VIII, or such Affiliates or branches thereof as it shall from time to time designate by notice to Parent and the Lenders for the purpose of performing any of its obligations hereunder or under any other Loan Document.

Administrative Questionnaire” means an Administrative Questionnaire in a form supplied by the Administrative Agent.

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

 


EXHIBIT A

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

Affiliated Holders” means, with respect to any specified natural person, (a) such specified natural person’s parents, spouse, siblings, descendants, step children, step grandchildren, nieces and nephews and their respective spouses, (b) the estate, legatees and devisees of such specified natural person and each of the Persons referred to in clause (a) of this definition, and (c) any company, partnership, trust or other entity or investment vehicle Controlled by such specified natural person or any of the Persons referred to in clause (a) or (b) of this definition or the holdings of which are for the primary benefit of such specified natural person or any of the Persons referred to in clause (a) or (b) of this definition.  

Agents” means the Administrative Agent and the London Agent.

Agreement” means this Credit Agreement.

Agreement Currency” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.15(b).

Aggregate European Tranche Revolving Commitment” means, at any time, the sum of the European Tranche Revolving Commitments of all the European Tranche Revolving Lenders at such time.

Aggregate European Tranche Revolving Exposure” means, at any time, the sum of the European Tranche Revolving Exposures of all the European Tranche Revolving Lenders at such time; provided that for purposes of this definition, the European Tranche Share of the Swingline Exposure of the European Tranche Revolving Lender that is also the Swingline Lender shall be determined disregarding the proviso set forth in the definition of the term European Tranche Revolving Exposure.

Aggregate US Tranche Revolving Commitment” means, at any time, the sum of the US Tranche Revolving Commitments of all the US Tranche Revolving Lenders at such time.

Aggregate US Tranche Revolving Exposure” means, at any time, the sum of the US Tranche Revolving Exposures of all the US Tranche Revolving Lenders at such time; provided that for purposes of this definition, the US Tranche Share of the Swingline Exposure of the US Tranche Revolving Lender that is also the Swingline Lender shall be determined disregarding the proviso set forth in the definition of the term US Tranche Revolving Exposure.

Alternate Base Rate”  means, for any day, a rate per annum equal to the greatest of (a) the Prime Rate in effect on such day, (b) the New York Fed BankNYFRB Rate in effect on such day plus 1/2½ of 1.00% per annum and (c) the Adjusted LIBO Rate on such day (or, if such day is not a Business Day, the immediately preceding Business Day) for a deposit in US Dollars with a maturity of one month plus 1.00% per

 


EXHIBIT A

annum; provided that the Alternate Base Rate shall not be less than 2.00% per annum.  For purposes of clause (c) above, the Adjusted LIBO Rate on any day shall be based on the applicable Screen Rate (or, if such Screen Rate is not available for a maturity of one month with respect to US Dollars but is available for periods both longer and shorter than such period, the Interpolated Screen Rate) at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, on such day for deposits in US Dollars with a maturity of one month; provided that if such rate shall be less than zero1.00%, such rate shall be deemed to be zero1.00%.  If the Alternate Base Rate is being used as an alternate rate of interest pursuant to Section 2.14, then for purposes of clause (c) above the Adjusted LIBO Rate shall be deemed to be 1.00%.  Any change in the Alternate Base Rate due to a change in the Prime Rate, the New York Fed BankNYFRB Rate or the Adjusted LIBO Rate shall be effective from and including the effective date of such change in the Prime Rate, the New York Fed BankNYFRB Rate or the Adjusted LIBO Rate, as the case may be.

Alternative Currency” means Euro, Sterling and any other currency (other than US Dollars) that is freely available, freely transferable and freely convertible into US Dollars and in which dealings in deposits are carried on in the London interbank market; provided that at the time of the issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit denominated in a currency other than US Dollars, Euro or Sterling, such other currency is reasonably acceptable to the Applicable Agent and the Issuing Bank in respect of such Letter of Credit.

“Annualized Basis” means, when used in reference to any calculation of the Leverage Ratio:

(a) solely in calculating the Leverage Ratio for purposes of determining actual, but not pro forma, compliance with the covenant set forth in Section 6.10 as of the last day of any fiscal quarter of Parent ending on or after the Financial Covenant Changeover Date and prior to the last day of the third consecutive fiscal quarter of Parent ending after the Financial Covenant Changeover Date, that Consolidated EBITDA used in the denominator thereof be calculated on an annualized basis (i) for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of Parent ending on the Financial Covenant Changeover Date, using Consolidated EBITDA for the fiscal quarter of Parent ending on the Financial Covenant Changeover Date multiplied by four, (ii) for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of Parent ending on the last day of the first fiscal quarter of Parent ending after the Financial Covenant Changeover Date, using Consolidated EBITDA for the period of two consecutive fiscal quarters of Parent ending on such date multiplied by two and (iii) for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of Parent ending on the last day of the second fiscal quarter of Parent ending after the Financial Covenant Changeover Date, using Consolidated EBITDA for the period of three consecutive fiscal quarters of Parent ending on such date multiplied by 4/3; and

(b) to the extent that the terms of this Agreement require (including any such requirement that is to be determined on a pro forma basis) compliance

 


EXHIBIT A

with any Leverage Ratio test (including Section 6.10) as a condition to taking any action under this Agreement (but not, for the avoidance of doubt, for purposes of determining actual compliance with the covenant set forth in Section 6.10 or for purposes of the definition of the term “Applicable Rate”) as of the last day of any fiscal quarter of Parent ending on or after the Financial Covenant Changeover Date and prior to the last day of the third consecutive fiscal quarter of Parent ending after the Financial Covenant Changeover Date, that Consolidated EBITDA used in the denominator thereof be calculated (i) for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of Parent ending on the Financial Covenant Changeover Date, using Consolidated EBITDA for such four consecutive fiscal quarters of Parent (and not on an annualized basis), (ii) for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of Parent ending on the last day of the first fiscal quarter of Parent ending after the Financial Covenant Changeover Date, using Consolidated EBITDA for the period of two consecutive fiscal quarters of Parent ending on such date multiplied by two and (iii) for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of Parent ending on the last day of the second fiscal quarter of Parent ending after the Financial Covenant Changeover Date, using Consolidated EBITDA for the period of three consecutive fiscal quarters of Parent ending on such date multiplied by 4/3.

Anti-Corruption Laws” means all laws, rules, and regulations of any jurisdiction applicable to Parent or any of its Subsidiaries (or, as such term is used in the definition of the term “Liberty Successor”, to Liberty Successor) from time to time concerning or relating to bribery or corruption, including the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977.

Applicable Agent” means (a) with respect to a Loan or Borrowing denominated in US Dollars or any Letter of Credit, and with respect to any payment hereunder that does not relate to a particular Loan or Borrowing, the Administrative Agent and (b) with respect to a Loan or Borrowing denominated in any Alternative Currency, the London Agent.

Applicable Creditor” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.15(b).

Applicable Rate” means, for any day, (a) with respect to any ABR Revolving Loan, Swingline Loan or Eurocurrency Revolving Loan, or with respect to the commitment fees payable hereunder, as the case may be, the applicable rate per annum set forth in the table below under the caption “ABR Spread”, “Eurocurrency Spread” or “Commitment Fee Rate”, as the case may be, based upon the Leverage Ratio as of the end of the fiscal year or fiscal quarter of Parent for which consolidated financial statements have theretofore been most recently delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b), provided that until the date of the delivery of the consolidated financial statements pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b) as of and for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2015, the Applicable Rate shall be based on the rates per annum set forth in Level 1, and (b) with respect to any Incremental Term Loan, the rate or rates per annum set forth in the applicable Incremental Facility Agreement; provided that with respect to any ABR Revolving Loan, Swingline Loan or Eurocurrency Revolving Loan, or

 


EXHIBIT A

with respect to the commitment fees payable hereunder, as the case may be, (i) notwithstanding the foregoing but subject to clause (ii) below, prior to the third Business Day following the first delivery of a Compliance Certificate pursuant to Section 5.01(c) demonstrating compliance with the covenant set forth in Section 6.10 in respect of the fiscal year or fiscal quarter of Parent most recently ended on or after the Financial Covenant Changeover Date for which the consolidated financial statements of Parent have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b), the “Applicable Rate” for any day shall mean (A) 1.25% per annum with respect to any ABR Revolving Loan or Swingline Loan and 2.25% per annum with respect to any Eurocurrency Revolving Loan and  (B) with respect to the commitment fees payable hereunder, 0.50% per annum and (ii) in the event the Leverage Condition shall have been satisfied as of the end of the fiscal year or fiscal quarter of Parent ended on or after September 30, 2020 for which the consolidated financial statements of Parent have been most recently delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b), then, on the third Business Day following the delivery of the related Compliance Certificate pursuant to Section 5.01(c) demonstrating such satisfaction, the provisions of clause (i) above shall cease to apply until the third Business Day following the next delivery of the consolidated financial statements of Parent pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b); provided further that in the event Parent has not delivered any consolidated financial statements required to be delivered by it pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b), then the provisions of clause (ii) above shall cease to apply from and after the date such consolidated financial statements were required to have been so delivered and until the third Business Day following the date such consolidated financial statements are so delivered.

Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Leverage Ratio

≤1.50

>1.50 and ≤2.50

>2.50 and ≤3.00

> 3.00

Commitment Fee Rate

0.15%

0.20%

0.25%

0.30%

Eurocurrency Spread

1.25%

1.50%

1.75%

2.00%

ABR Spread

0.25%

0.50%

0.75%

1.00%

 

For purposes of the foregoing, each change in the Applicable Rate resulting from a change in the Leverage Ratio shall be effective during the period commencing on and including the third Business Day following the date of delivery to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b) of the consolidated financial statements, and the related Compliance Certificate required to be delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(c) in respect of such consolidated financial statements, indicating such change and ending on the date immediately preceding the effective date of the next such change.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Applicable Rate shall be based on the rates per annum set forth in Level 4 if Parent shall fail to deliver the consolidated financial statements required to be delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b), or any Compliance Certificate required to be delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(c), within the time periods specified herein for such delivery, during the period commencing on and including the

 


EXHIBIT A

day of the occurrence of a Default resulting from such failure and until the delivery thereof.

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

Arrangers” means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (or any other registered broker-dealer wholly-owned by Bank of America Corporation to which all or substantially all of Bank of America Corporation’s or any of its subsidiaries’ investment banking, commercial lending services or related businesses may be transferred following the date hereof)BofA Securities, Inc., BMO Capital Markets Corp., BNP Paribas Securities Corp., SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. and U.S. Bank National Association, in their capacities as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners for the credit facilities provided for herein.

Assignment and Assumption” means an assignment and assumption entered into by a Lender and an Eligible Assignee (with the consent of any Person whose consent is required by Section 9.04), and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in the form of Exhibit A or any other form (including electronic records generated by the use of an Electronic System) approved by the Administrative Agent.

Attributable Debt” means, with respect to any Sale/Leaseback Transaction, the present value (discounted at the rate set forth or implicit in the terms of the lease included in such Sale/Leaseback Transaction) of the total obligations of the lessee for rental payments (other than amounts required to be paid on account of taxes, maintenance, repairs, insurance, assessments, utilities, operating and labor costs and other items that do not constitute payments for property rights) during the remaining term of the lease included in such Sale/Leaseback Transaction (including any period for which such lease has been extended).  In the case of any lease that is terminable by the lessee upon payment of a penalty, the Attributable Debt shall be the lesser of the Attributable Debt determined assuming termination on the first date such lease may be terminated (in which case the Attributable Debt shall also include the amount of the penalty, but no rent shall be considered as required to be paid under such lease subsequent to the first date upon which it may be so terminated) or the Attributable Debt determined assuming no such termination.

Bail-In Action” means, as to any EEA Financial Institution, the exercise of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by an applicable EEA Resolution Authority in respect of any liability of such EEAany Affected 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 or, regulation, rule or requirement for such EEA Member Country from time to time that is described in the

 


EXHIBIT A

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).

Bankruptcy Code” means Title 11 of the United States Code.

Bankruptcy Event” means, with respect to any Person, that such Person becomes the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, or has had a receiver, conservator, trustee, administrator, custodian, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with the reorganization or liquidation of its business appointed for it, or, in the good faith determination of the Administrative Agent, has taken any action in furtherance of, or indicating its consent to, approval of, or acquiescence in, any such proceeding or appointment, provided that (a) a Bankruptcy Event shall not result solely by virtue of any ownership interest, or the acquisition of any ownership interest, in such Person by a Governmental Authority, so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Person 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 Person (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made by such Person, and (b) a Bankruptcy Event shall not result solely by virtue of an Undisclosed Administration.

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

“Benefit Plan” means (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” means, with respect to any Person, an “affiliate” (as such term is defined under, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. § 1841(k)) of such Person.

“Board of Governors” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States of America.

Borrower DTTP Filing” means an HMRC’s Form DTTP2, duly completed and filed by the applicable UK Loan Party, within the applicable time limit, which contains the scheme reference number and jurisdiction of tax residence provided by the applicable Lender to Parent and the London Agent.

Borrowers” means Parent and the Borrowing Subsidiaries.

Borrowing” means (a) Loans of the same Class, Type and currency, made, converted or continued on the same date and to the same Borrower and, in the case

 


EXHIBIT A

of Eurocurrency Loans, as to which a single Interest Period is in effect, or (b) a Swingline Loan.

Borrowing Minimum” means (a) in the case of a Borrowing denominated in US Dollars, US$5,000,000, (b) in the case of a Borrowing denominated in Euro, €5,000,000 and (c) in the case of a Borrowing denominated in Sterling, £5,000,000.

Borrowing Multiple” means (a) in the case of a Borrowing denominated in US Dollars, US$1,000,000, (b) in the case of a Borrowing denominated in Euro, €1,000,000 and (c) in the case of a Borrowing denominated in Sterling, £1,000,000.

Borrowing Request” means a written request by or on behalf of a Borrower for a Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.03 or 2.05, as applicable, which shall be, in the case of any such written request, in the form of Exhibit B or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.

Borrowing Subsidiary” means, at any time, (a) TripAdvisor LLC, (b) TripAdvisor Holdings and (c) any Subsidiary that has been designated by Parent as a Borrowing Subsidiary pursuant to Section 2.04, other than any Subsidiary that has ceased to be a Borrowing Subsidiary as provided in Section 2.04.

Borrowing Subsidiary Agreement” means a Borrowing Subsidiary Agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit C-1.

Borrowing Subsidiary Termination” means a Borrowing Subsidiary Termination substantially in the form of Exhibit C-2.

Business Day” means any day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks in New York City are authorized or required by law to remain closed; provided that (a) when used in connection with a Eurocurrency Loan denominated in any currency or a Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency, the term “Business Day” shall also exclude any day on which banks are not open for dealings in deposits denominated in such currency in the London interbank market or any day on which banks in London are not open for general business and (b) when used in connection with a Eurocurrency Loan denominated in Euro, the term “Business Day” shall also exclude any day on which the Trans-European Automated Real-Time Gross Settlement Express Transfer (TARGET2) payment system is not open for the settlement of payments in Eurothat is not a TARGET Day or on any day on which banks in London are not open for general business.

CAM Exchange” means the exchange of the Revolving Lenders’ interests provided for in Section 7.02.

CAM Exchange Date” means the first date on which there shall occur (a) any event referred to in Section 7.01(h) or 7.01(i) in respect of Parent or (b) an acceleration of Loans pursuant to Section 7.01.

 


EXHIBIT A

CAM Percentage” means, with respect to each Revolving Lender, a fraction, expressed as a decimal, of which (a) the numerator shall be the sum of the US Dollar Equivalents (determined on the CAM Exchange Date on the basis of Exchange Rates on such date) of the aggregate Designated Obligations owed to such Revolving Lender (whether or not at the time due and payable) and (b) the denominator shall be the sum of the US Dollar Equivalents (as so determined) of the aggregate Designated Obligations owed to all the Revolving Lenders (whether or not at the time due and payable).

Capital Lease Obligations” of any Person means the obligations of such Person to pay rent or other amounts under any lease of (or other arrangement conveying the right to use) real or personal property, or a combination thereof, which obligations are required to be classified and accounted for as capital leases on a balance sheet of such Person under GAAP, and the amount of such obligations shall be the capitalized amount thereof determined in accordance with GAAP.  For purposes of Section 6.02 only, a Capital Lease Obligation shall be deemed to be secured by a Lien on the property being leased and such property shall be deemed to be owned by the lessee.

Capped Adjustments” means (a) any additions to Consolidated EBITDA pursuant to clause (a)(vi) of the definition of such term and (b) any Pro Forma Capped Adjustments.

“Cash Management Services” means cash management and related services provided to Parent or any Subsidiary, including treasury, depository, foreign exchange, return items, overdraft, controlled disbursement, cash sweeps, zero balance arrangements, merchant stored value cards, e-payables, electronic funds transfer, interstate depository network and automatic clearing house transfer (including the Automated Clearing House processing of electronic funds transfers through the direct Federal Reserve Fedline system) services and credit cards, credit card processing services, credit and debit card payment processing services, debit cards, stored value cards, virtual cards (including single use virtual card accounts) and commercial cards (including so-called “‘purchase cards”, “procurement cards” or “p-cards”) arrangements.

CFC” means any Subsidiary that is a “controlled foreign corporation” (within the meaning of Section 957(a) of the Code).  

CFC Domestic Holdco” means any Domestic Subsidiary that has no material assets other than (a) Equity Interests in and/or debt securities of one or more CFCs and (b) cash and cash equivalents and other assets being held on a temporary basis or otherwise incidental to the holding of assets described in clause (a).

Change in Control” means (a) the acquisition of “beneficial ownership” (as defined in Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Exchange Act and the rules of the SEC thereunder as in effect on the date hereof), directly or indirectly, by any Person or group (within the meaning of the Exchange Act and the rules of the SEC thereunder as in effect on the date hereof), other than the Permitted Holders (or a group Controlled by Permitted

 


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Holders), of shares representing more than 35% of the total voting power represented by the issued and outstanding capital stock of Parent (the “Total Voting Power”), unless either (ai) the Permitted Holders beneficially own a majority of the Total Voting Power or (bii) if the Permitted Holders beneficially own less than a majority of the Total Voting Power, the Total Voting Power represented by the shares beneficially owned by the Permitted Holders exceeds the Total Voting Power represented by shares beneficially owned by such acquiring Person or group or (b) the occurrence of any “change in control”, “change in control triggering event” or similar event, however denominated, with respect to Parent under and as defined in any indenture or other agreement or instrument evidencing, governing the rights of the holders of or otherwise relating to any Material Indebtedness of Parent or any Subsidiary (other than any Material Indebtedness that, upon the occurrence of such “change in control”, “change in control triggering event” or similar event, automatically converts into or exchanges for Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Equity Interests) in Parent (and cash in lieu of fractional shares)), to the extent such occurrence would result in such Material Indebtedness becoming due prior to its scheduled maturity or would enable or permit (with or without the giving of notice, but after giving effect to any grace period applicable thereto) the holder or holders of such Material Indebtedness or any trustee or agent on its or their behalf to cause such Material Indebtedness to become due, or to require the prepayment, repurchase, redemption or defeasance thereof, prior to its scheduled maturity (in each case, other than solely by causing such Material Indebtedness to convert into or be exchanged for Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Equity Interests) in Parent (and cash in lieu of fractional shares)).  

Change in Law” means the occurrence, after the date of this Agreement, of any of the following: (a) the adoption or taking effect of any rule, regulation, treaty or other law, (b) any change in any rule, regulation, treaty or other law or in the administration, interpretation, implementation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority or (c) the making or issuance of any request, rule, 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 Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith or in the implementation by any Governmental Authority thereof 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, promulgated or issued.

Charges” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.13.

Class”, when used in reference to (a) any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are US Tranche Revolving Loans, European Tranche Revolving Loans, Swingline Loans or Incremental Term Loans of any Series, (b) any Commitment, refers to whether such Commitment is a US Tranche Revolving Commitment, European Tranche Revolving Commitment or Incremental

 


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Term Commitment of any Series and (c) any Lender, refers to whether such Lender has a Loan or Commitment of a particular Class.

Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

“Collateral” means any and all assets, whether personal, tangible or intangible, on which Liens are purported to be granted pursuant to the Security Documents as security for the Obligations.

“Collateral Agreement” means the Collateral Agreement dated as of the Second Amendment Effective Date, among Parent, the Subsidiaries party thereto and the Administrative Agent, together with all supplements thereto.

“Collateral Release Date” means the date on which the Liens on all the Collateral granted to the Administrative Agent under the Security Documents are released pursuant to Section 9.14(c).

Combined Tranche Percentage” means, at any time, with respect to any Revolving Lender, the percentage of the total Revolving Commitments represented by such Lender’s Revolving Commitments at such time; provided that, for purposes of Section 2.20 when any Revolving Lender shall be a Defaulting Lender, the “Combined Tranche Percentage” shall mean, with respect to any Revolving Lender, the percentage of the total Revolving Commitments (disregarding any Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Commitment) represented by such Lender’s Revolving Commitment.  If all the Revolving Commitments have terminated or expired, the Combined Tranche Percentages shall be determined based upon the Revolving Commitments most recently in effect, giving effect to any assignments.

Commitment” means a European Tranche Revolving Commitment, a US Tranche Revolving Commitment, an Incremental Term Commitment of any Series or any combination thereof, as the context requires.  

Commitment Decrease” means any reduction of the Revolving Commitments of any Class pursuant to Section 2.09(b).

Commitment Increase” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.09(d)(i).

Commitment Letter” means that certain Commitment Letter dated June 10, 2015, among Parent, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., Bank of America, N.A., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, BNP Paribas, BNP Paribas Securities Corp., SunTrust Bank, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Royal Bank of Canada, RBC Capital Markets, Barclays Bank PLC, U.S. Bank National Association, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

 


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“Commodity Exchange Act” means the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.) and any successor statute, and any regulations promulgated thereunder.

Communications” means, collectively, any notice, demand, communication, information, document or other material provided by or on behalf of any Loan Party pursuant to any Loan Document or the transactions contemplated therein that is distributed to any Agent, any Lender or any Issuing Bank by means of electronic communications pursuant to Section 9.01, including through Electronic Systems.

Compliance Certificate” means a Compliance Certificate in the form of Exhibit D or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.

Consolidated EBITDA” means, for any period, Consolidated Net Income for such period plus (a) without duplication and to the extent deducted in determining such Consolidated Net Income, the sum of (i) consolidated interest expense for such period, (ii) consolidated income tax expense for such period, (iii) all amounts attributable to depreciation and amortization for such period (excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, amortization expense attributable to a prepaid cash item that was paid in a prior period), (iv) all losses for such period on sales or dispositions of assets or attributable to discontinued operations, in each case, outside the ordinary course of business, (v) any non-cash charges, costs or expenses for such period, including goodwill and intangible asset impairment charges (excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, any write-down of accounts receivable or any additions to bad debt expense) and non-cash costs and expenses incurred pursuant to any management equity plan, stock option plan or any other stock subscription or shareholder agreement resulting from the grant of stock options or other equity-based incentives to any director, officer or employee of Parent or any of the Subsidiaries or incurred pursuant to other stock-settled obligations, (vi) any restructuring and similar unusual, non-recurring charges, accruals, reserves, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, severance, relocation or lease termination costs, integration costs, entry into new markets and other business optimization expenses and any one-time expense relating to enhanced accounting function or other transaction costs) for such period, provided that the amount of charges, costs and expenses added back pursuant to this clause (vi) for such period, together with the aggregate amount of all other Capped Adjustments for such period, shall not exceed 15% of Consolidated EBITDA for such period determined prior to giving effect to any addback for any Capped Adjustments, (vii) other extraordinary, unusual or non-recurring charges, costs and expenses for such period (it being understood that items of the type referred to in clause (vi) may only be added back pursuant to clause (vi) and not this clause (vii)), (viii) charges for such period recognized on changes in the fair value of contingent consideration payable by, and non-cash charges for such period recognized on changes in the fair value of the noncontrolling interest in any acquiree acquired by, Parent or any Subsidiary in any business combination, (ix) any currency translation losses (including any currency hedging losses) for such period and (x) any fees and expenses for such period associated with acquisitions, business combinations, other investments, or dispositions of assets outside the ordinary course of business, and issuances or amendments of equity or debt that are not prohibited by this Agreement, including,

 


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without limitation, the credit facilities established under this Agreement; provided that any cash payment made with respect to any non-cash items added back in computing Consolidated EBITDA for any prior period pursuant to clause (v) above (or that would have been added back had this Agreement been in effect during such prior period) shall be subtracted in computing Consolidated EBITDA for the period in which such cash payment is made; and minus (b) without duplication and to the extent included in determining such Consolidated Net Income, (i) all gains for such period on sales or dispositions of assets or attributable to discontinued operations, in each case, outside the ordinary course of business, (ii) all gains for such period arising from business combinations, including, without limitation, gains on a “bargain purchase” and gains recognized on changes in the fair value of contingent consideration payable by, and gains recognized on changes in the fair value of the noncontrolling interest in any acquiree acquired by, Parent or any Subsidiary in connection therewith, (iii) any extraordinary, unusual or non-recurring gains or income for such period, (iv) any currency translation gains (including any currency hedging gains) for such period and (v) any non-cash items of income for such period that represent the reversal of any accrual of charges, reserves, accruals, costs or expenses referred to in clauses (a)(v), (a)(vi) or (a)(vii) above (other than any charges, reserves, accruals, costs or expenses referred to in clauses (a)(v), (a)(vi) or (a)(vii) above that reduced Consolidated Net Income in any prior period and were not added back in calculating Consolidated EBITDA for such period), all determined on a consolidated basis for Parent and the Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP.  In the event any Subsidiary shall be a Subsidiary that is not a Wholly Owned Subsidiary, all amounts added back in computing Consolidated EBITDA for any period pursuant to clause (a) above, and all amounts subtracted in computing Consolidated EBITDA pursuant to clause (b) above, to the extent such amounts are, in the reasonable judgment of a Financial Officer of Parent, attributable to such Subsidiary, shall be reduced by the portion thereof that is attributable to the noncontrolling interest in such Subsidiary.  For the purposes of calculating Consolidated EBITDA for any period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of Parent (each, a “Reference Period”) for the purposes of any determination of the Leverage Ratio, if during such Reference Period (or, in the case of pro forma calculations, during the period from the last day of such Reference Period to and including the date as of which such calculation is made) Parent or any Subsidiary shall have made a Material Disposition or Material Acquisition, Consolidated EBITDA for such Reference Period shall be calculated after giving pro forma effect thereto as if such Material Disposition or Material Acquisition had occurred on the first day of such Reference Period. Notwithstanding the foregoing, but subject to the immediately preceding sentence, solely in determining the Leverage Ratio for the purposes and the fiscal quarters of Parent set forth in the definition of the term “Annualized Basis”, Consolidated EBITDA shall be calculated on an Annualized Basis as and to the extent set forth in the definition of such term.

Consolidated Funded Debt” means, as of any date, the sum for Parent and the Subsidiaries, without duplication, of (a) all Indebtedness of the type referred to in clause (a) or (b) of the definition of such term, (b) all disbursements or payments under letters of credit or letters of guaranty in respect of which such Person is an account party, if such disbursements or payments have not been reimbursed within three days (it being understood that contingent obligations in respect of letters of credit and bank guarantees

 


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shall not constitute Consolidated Funded Debt), (c) all purchase money Indebtedness of such Person, including under clause (c) or (d) of the definition of such term (but excluding any earnout or other contingent payment obligations in connection with any acquisition or business combination), and (d) all Capital Lease Obligations of such Person.  The Consolidated Funded Debt of any Person shall include, without duplication, the Consolidated Funded Debt of any other Person (including any partnership in which such Person is a general partner) to the extent such Person is liable therefor as a result of such Person’s ownership interest in or other relationship with such other Person (including a Guarantee thereof), except to the extent the terms of such Consolidated Funded Debt provide that such Person is not liable therefor.

Consolidated Net Funded Debt” means, as of any measurement date, (a) Consolidated Funded Debt as of such date minus (b) the lesser of (i) the sum of (A) the excess, if any, of (x) Unrestricted Cash of Parent and its Domestic Subsidiaries as of such date over (y) Deferred Merchant Payables of Parent and its Domestic Subsidiaries as of such date plus (B) 70% of the excess, if any, of (x) Unrestricted Cash of Foreign Subsidiaries of Parent as of such date over (y) Deferred Merchant Payables of Foreign Subsidiaries of Parent as of such date and (ii) US$700,000,000.

Consolidated Net Income” means, for any period, the net income or loss of Parent and the Subsidiaries for such period determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP (after giving effect, for the avoidance of doubt, to the elimination of intercompany accounts in accordance with GAAP); provided that there shall be excluded the income or loss of any Subsidiary that is not a Wholly Owned Subsidiary to the extent such income or loss is attributable to the noncontrolling interest in such Subsidiary.

Consolidated Revenues” means, for any period, the aggregate revenues of Parent and the Subsidiaries, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP.

Consolidated Total Assets” means, at any time, the consolidated total assets of Parent and the Subsidiaries, as such amount would appear on a consolidated balance sheet of Parent prepared as of such date 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, or the dismissal or appointment of the management, of a Person, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise.  “Controlling” and “Controlled” have meanings correlative thereto.

“Covered Entity” means (a) a “covered entity” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 252.82(b), (b) a “covered bank” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 47.3(b), or (c) a “covered FSI” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 382.2(b).

 


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“Covered Party” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.20.

Default” means any event or condition that constitutes an Event of Default or that upon notice, lapse of time or both would, unless cured or waived, become an Event of Default.

“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 any Revolving Lender that (a) shall have failed to fund its applicable Tranche Percentage of any Revolving Borrowing for two or more Business Days after the date such Borrowing is required, in accordance with the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein, to be funded by Lenders hereunder, unless such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and Parent in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s good faith determination that a condition precedent to funding (specifically identified in such writing, including, if applicable, by reference to a specific Default) has not been satisfied, (b) shall have failed to fund any portion of its participation in any LC Disbursement or Swingline Loan within two Business Days after the date on which such funding is to occur hereunder, (c) shall have failed to pay to the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or the Swingline Lender any other amount required to be paid by it within two Business Days after the day on which such payment is required to be made hereunder, (d) shall have notified the Administrative Agent (or shall have notified Parent, the Swingline Lender or any Issuing Bank, which shall in turn have notified the Administrative Agent) in writing that it does not intend or is unable to comply with its funding obligations under this Agreement, or shall have made a public statement to the effect that it does not intend or is unable to comply with such funding obligations in accordance with the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein (unless such writing or public statement indicates that such position is based on such Lender’s good-faith determination that a condition precedent (specifically identified in such writing or public statement, including, if applicable, by reference to a specific Default) to funding a Loan cannot be satisfied) or its funding obligations generally under other credit or similar agreements to which it is a party, (e) shall have failed (but not for fewer than three Business Days) after a written request by the Administrative Agent, an Issuing Bank or the Swingline Lender made in good faith to provide a certification in writing that it will comply with its obligations (and is financially able to meet such obligations) to make Loans and fund participations in LC Disbursements and Swingline Loans hereunder, provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (e) upon the Administrative Agent’s, such Issuing Bank’s or the Swingline Lender’s receipt of such certification in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent,  (f) has become the subject of a Bankruptcy Event or (g) has, or has a direct or indirect Lender Parent that has, become the subject of a Bail-In Action.  

Deferred Merchant Payables” means, as of any date, the “deferred merchant payables” (or any substantively similar line item caption), as such amount would appear on a consolidated balance sheet of Parent prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP.

 


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“Designated Cash Management Obligations” means the due and punctual payment and performance of all obligations of Parent and any Subsidiary in respect of any Cash Management Services provided to Parent or any Subsidiary that are (a) owed to the Administrative Agent, an Arranger or an Affiliate of any of the foregoing, or to any Person that, at the time such obligations were incurred, was the Administrative Agent, an Arranger or an Affiliate of any of the foregoing, (b) owed on the Second Amendment Effective Date to a Person that is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender as of the Second Amendment Effective Date or (c) owed to a Person that is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender at the time such obligations are incurred, including, in each case, obligations with respect to fees, costs, expenses and indemnities, whether primary, secondary, direct, contingent, fixed or otherwise (including obligations accruing, at the rate specified therein, or incurred during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or other similar proceeding, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in such proceeding); provided that, other than any such obligations owing to the Administrative Agent or an Affiliate thereof in respect of Cash Management Services provided pursuant to arrangements existing on the Second Amendment Effective Date (as amended from time to time), such obligations in respect of Cash Management Services have been designated as “Designated Cash Management Obligations” by written notice from Parent to the Administrative Agent in form and detail reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

Designated Obligations” means Obligations consisting of the principal of and interest on outstanding Revolving Loans and Swingline Loans, reimbursement obligations in respect of LC Disbursements (including interest accrued thereon) and fees payable to the Revolving Lenders.

Designated Subsidiary” means each Subsidiary that is (a) a Borrowing Subsidiary, (b) a Material Subsidiary or (c) an obligor (including pursuant to a Guarantee) under any Material Indebtedness of Parent or any Domestic Subsidiary, in each case other than (i) except in the case of clause (c) above, any Specified Foreign Subsidiary, (ii) any Subsidiary whose Guarantee of the Obligations has been released pursuant to Section 9.14 and (iii) TripAdvisor Securities Corporation, a Massachusetts securities corporation (“TSC”), so long as (A) TSC shall be prohibited or restricted (including any restriction requiring consent or approval of any Governmental Authority), as a matter of applicable Massachusetts law, from becoming a Subsidiary Loan Party or otherwise satisfying the Guarantee and Collateral Requirement without losing its status as a Massachusetts security corporation, (B) TSC does not own any assets other than de minimis assets relating to its organization and existence and cash, Permitted Investments, securities and similar financial assets, provided that the fair value of such cash, Permitted Investments, securities and similar financial assets shall not exceed US$300,000,000 in the aggregate at any time (provided that in determining fair value of such assets, (x) any appreciation in the value of any Permitted Investments and (y) any dividends, distributions or other payments received by TSC with respect to such Permitted Investments, in each case since the last day of the fiscal quarter of Parent most recently ended and with no carryover from any fiscal quarter of Parent prior to such most recently ended fiscal quarter, shall be disregarded), (C) TSC shall have no Indebtedness (including

 


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no Guarantee of any Indebtedness) and (D) TSC shall not engage in any business or activities other than ownership of the Permitted Investments and other assets referred to in clause (B) above and activities incidental thereto, and provided that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this definition, each Subsidiary that directly or indirectly owns any Equity Interests in TSC shall be deemed to be a Designated Subsidiary.

“Designated Swap Obligations” means the due and punctual payment and performance of all obligations of Parent and the Subsidiaries under each Swap Agreement that (a) is with a counterparty that is, or was on the Second Amendment Effective Date, the Administrative Agent, an Arranger or an Affiliate of any of the foregoing, whether or not such counterparty shall have been the Administrative Agent, an Arranger or an Affiliate of any of the foregoing at the time such Swap Agreement was entered into, (b) is in effect on the Second Amendment Effective Date with a counterparty that is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender as of the Second Amendment Effective Date or (c) is entered into after the Second Amendment Effective Date with a counterparty that is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender at the time such Swap Agreement is entered into, including, in each case, obligations with respect to payments for early termination, fees, costs, expenses and indemnities, whether primary, secondary, direct, contingent, fixed or otherwise (including obligations accruing, at the rate specified therein, or incurred during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or other similar proceeding, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in such proceeding); provided that, if such obligations are owing to any Person other than the Administrative Agent or an Affiliate thereof (or, in the case of such obligations owing to the Administrative Agent or an Affiliate thereof, are owing under any Swap Agreement entered into after the Second Amendment Effective Date), such obligations shall be “Designated Swap Obligations” only if so designated by written notice from Parent to the Administrative Agent in form and detail reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

Disqualified Equity Interest” means, with respect to any Person, any Equity Interest in such Person that by its terms (or by the terms of any security into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable, either mandatorily or at the option of the holder thereof), or upon the happening of any event or condition:

(a)

matures or is mandatorily redeemable (other than solely for Equity Interests in such Person that do not constitute Disqualified Equity Interests and cash in lieu of fractional shares of such Equity Interests), whether pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise;

(b)

is convertible or exchangeable, either mandatorily or at the option of the holder thereof, for Indebtedness or Equity Interests (other than solely for Equity Interests in such Person that do not constitute Disqualified Equity Interests and cash in lieu of fractional shares of such Equity Interests); or

(c)

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shares of such Equity Interests) or is required to be repurchased by such Person or any of its Affiliates, in whole or in part, at the option of the holder thereof;

in each case, on or prior to the date 180 days after the latest Maturity Date (determined as of the date of issuance thereof or, in the case of any such Equity Interest outstanding on the date hereof, as of the date hereof); provided, however, that (i) an Equity Interest in any Person that would not constitute a Disqualified Equity Interest but for terms thereof giving holders thereof the right to require such Person to redeem or purchase such Equity Interest upon the occurrence of an “asset sale” or a “change of control” shall not constitute a Disqualified Equity Interest if any such requirement becomes operative only after repayment in full of all the Loans and all other Loan Document Obligations that are accrued and payable, the cancellation or expiration of all Letters of Credit and the termination of the Commitments and (ii) an Equity Interest in any Person that is issued to any employee or to any plan for the benefit of employees or by any such plan to such employees shall not constitute a Disqualified Equity Interest solely because it may be required to be repurchased by such Person or any of its subsidiaries in order to satisfy applicable statutory or regulatory obligations or as a result of such employee’s termination, death or disability.

Documentation Agents” means Barclays Bank PLC, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, in their capacities as co-documentation agents for the credit facilities provided for herein.

Domestic Subsidiary” means a Subsidiary incorporated or organized under the laws of the United States of America, any State thereof or the District of Columbia; provided that, other than for purposes of the definition of CFC Domestic Holdco, any Subsidiary that would otherwise constitute a Domestic Subsidiary and is CFC Domestic Holdco shall be deemed not to be a Domestic Subsidiary.

EEA Financial Institution” means (a) any credit institution or investment firm established in any EEA Member Country that is subject to the supervision of an EEA Resolution Authority, (b) any entity established in an EEA Member Country that is a parent of an institution described in clause (a) above or (c) any financial institution established in an EEA Member Country that is a subsidiary of an institution described in clause (a) or (b) above 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.

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provided that such approval may be limited or rescinded by the Administrative Agent at any time by notice to Parent.

“Electronic Signature” means an electronic sound, symbol or process attached to, or associated with, a contract or other record and adopted by a Person with the intent to sign, authenticate or accept such contract or record.

Electronic System” means any electronic system, including e-mail, e-fax, Intralinks®, ClearPar®, Debt Domain, Syndtrak and any other substantially similar Internet or extranet-based site, whether such electronic system is owned, operated or hosted by the Agents or any Issuing Bank and any of their respective Related Parties or any other Person, providing for access to data protected by passcodes or other security system.

Eligible Assignee” means (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of a Lender, (c) an Approved Fund and (d) any other Person, other than, in each case, (i) a natural person, (ii) a Defaulting Lender or a Lender Parent thereof or (iii) Parent, any Subsidiary or any other Affiliate of Parent.

Environmental Laws” means all laws, rules, regulations, codes, ordinances, orders, decrees, judgments, injunctions, notices or binding agreements issued, promulgated or entered into by or with any Governmental Authority, relating in any way to the environment, preservation or reclamation of natural resources, the management, release or threatened release of any toxic or hazardous substance, material or waste, or to health and safety matters.

Environmental Liability” means any liability, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of environmental remediation, fines, penalties or indemnities), of Parent or any Subsidiary directly or indirectly resulting from or based upon (a) violation of any Environmental Law, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage, treatment or disposal of any Hazardous Materials, (c) exposure to any Hazardous Materials, (d) the presence,  release or threatened release of any Hazardous Materials or (e) any contract, agreement or other consensual arrangement pursuant to which liability is assumed or imposed with respect to any of the foregoing.

Equity Interests” means shares of capital stock, partnership interests, membership interests in a limited liability company, beneficial interests in a trust or other equity ownership interests in a Person, and any warrants, options or other rights entitling the holder thereof to purchase or acquire any such equity interest; provided that Indebtedness that is convertible into or exchangeable for Equity Interests in Parent (and cash in lieu of fractional shares) and/or cash (in an amount determined by reference to the price of such Equity Interests) shall not, prior to the date of conversion or exchange thereof, constitute Equity Interests in Parent.

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ERISA Affiliate” means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) that, together with Parent, is treated as a single employer under Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code or, solely for purposes of Section 302 of ERISA and Section 412 of the Code, is treated as a single employer under Section 414(m) or 414(o) of the Code.

ERISA Event” means (a) any reportable event (within the meaning of Section 4043 of ERISA or the regulations issued thereunder) with respect to a Plan, other than an event for which the 30-day notice period is waived; (b) a failure by any Plan to satisfy the minimum funding standard (within the meaning of Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA) applicable to such Plan, whether or not waived; (c) the filing pursuant to Section 412(d) of the Code or Section 302(c) of ERISA of an application for a waiver of the minimum funding standard with respect to any Plan; (d) a determination that any Plan is, or is expected to be, in at-risk status (within the meaning of Section 430(i)(4) of the Code or Section 303(i)(4) of ERISA); (e) the incurrence by Parent or any ERISA Affiliate of any liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to the termination of any Plan; (f) the receipt by Parent or any ERISA Affiliate from the PBGC or a plan administrator of any notice relating to an intention to terminate any Plan or Plans or to appoint a trustee to administer any Plan; (g) the incurrence by Parent or any ERISA Affiliate of any liability with respect to the withdrawal or partial withdrawal from any Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (h) the receipt by Parent or any ERISA Affiliate of any notice, or the receipt by any Multiemployer Plan from Parent or any ERISA Affiliate of any notice, concerning the imposition of Withdrawal Liability or a determination that a Multiemployer Plan is, or is expected to be, insolvent (within the meaning of Title IV of ERISA) or in “endangered” or “critical” status (within the meaning of Section 432 of the Code or Section 305 of ERISA); (i) the occurrence of a non-exempt “prohibited transaction” (within the meaning of Section 4975 of the Code or Section 406 of ERISA) concerning any Plan and with respect to which Parent or any ERISA Affiliate is a “disqualified person” (within the meaning of Section 4975 of the Code) or a party in interest (within the meaning of Section 406 of ERISA) or could otherwise be liable; or (j) any other event or condition with respect to a Plan or Multiemployer Plan that could result in liability of Parent or any ERISA Affiliate.

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

EURIBO Rate” means, with respect to any Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in Euro for any Interest Period, the applicable Screen Rate as of the Specified Time on the Quotation Date.

Euro” or “€” means the lawful currency of the member states of the European Union that have adopted a single currency in accordance with applicable law or treaty.

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rate determined by reference to (a) in the case of Loans or Borrowings denominated in US Dollars, the Adjusted LIBO Rate, (b) in the case of Loans or Borrowings denominated in Sterling, the LIBO Rate or (c) in the case of Loans or Borrowings denominated in Euro, the EURIBO Rate.

European Tranche” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of the term “Tranche”.

European Tranche Percentage” means, at any time, with respect to any European Tranche Revolving Lender, the percentage of the total European Tranche Revolving Commitments represented by such Lender’s European Tranche Revolving Commitment at such time.  If the European Tranche Revolving Commitments have terminated or expired, the European Tranche Percentages shall be determined based upon the European Tranche Revolving Commitments most recently in effect, giving effect to any assignments.

European Tranche Revolving Commitment” means, with respect to each Lender, the commitment, if any, of such Lender to make European Tranche Revolving Loans and to acquire participations in Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans, expressed as an amount representing the maximum aggregate permitted amount of such Lender’s European Tranche Revolving Exposure hereunder, as such commitment may be (a) reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to Section 2.09 and (b) reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to assignments by or to such Lender pursuant to Section 9.04.  The initial amount of each Lender’s European Tranche Revolving Commitment is set forth on Schedule 2.01 or in the Assignment and Assumption or the Incremental Facility Agreement pursuant to which such Lender shall have assumed or provided its European Tranche Revolving Commitment, as applicable.  The aggregate amount of the Lenders’ European Tranche Revolving Commitments as of the FirstSecond Amendment Effective Date is US$1,200,000,0001,000,000,000.

European Tranche Revolving Exposure” means, at any time, the sum of (a) the aggregate principal amount of the European Tranche Revolving Loans denominated in US Dollars outstanding at such time, (b) the sum of the US Dollar Equivalents of the aggregate principal amounts of the European Tranche Revolving Loans denominated in Euro or Sterling outstanding at such time, (c) the European Tranche Share of the LC Exposure at such time and (d) the European Tranche Share of the Swingline Exposure at such time.   The European Tranche Revolving Exposure of any Lender at any time shall be such Lender’s European Tranche Percentage of the total European Tranche Revolving Exposure at such time, adjusted to give effect to any reallocation under Section 2.20 of the LC Exposure and the Swingline Exposure of Defaulting Lenders in effect at such time; provided that in the case of the Lender that is the Swingline Lender, its European Tranche Revolving Exposure shall be (i) determined without giving effect to clause (d) above and (ii) increased by the full amount of its Swingline Exposure determined in accordance with the definition of such term.

European Tranche Revolving Lender” means a Lender with a European Tranche Revolving Commitment or European Tranche Revolving Exposure.

 


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European Tranche Revolving Loan” means a Loan made pursuant to Section 2.01(b).  Each European Tranche Revolving Loan denominated in US Dollars shall be an ABR Loan or a Eurocurrency Loan, and each European Tranche Revolving Loan denominated in Euro or Sterling shall be a Eurocurrency Loan.

European Tranche Share” means, at any time, a percentage determined by dividing the aggregate amount of the European Tranche Revolving Commitments at such time by the aggregate amount of the Revolving Commitments at such time.

Events of Default” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 7.01.

Exchange Act” means the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Exchange Rate” means, on any daydate of determination, for purposes of determining the US Dollar Equivalent of any currency other than US Dollars, the rate at which such other currency may be exchanged into US Dollars at the time of determination on such day as set forth on the applicable Reuters World Currency Page.  In the event that such rate does not appear on the applicable Reuters World Currency Page, the Exchange Rate shall be determinedlast provided (either by publication or as may otherwise be provided to the Applicable Agent) by the applicable Reuters source on the Business Day (determined based on New York City time) immediately preceding such day of determination (or, if a Reuters source ceases to be available or Reuters ceases to provide such rate of exchange, as last provided by reference to such other publicly available information service for displayingthat provides such rate of exchange ratesat such time as mayshall be agreed uponselected by the Applicable Agent and Parent, or, in the absence of such an agreement, the Exchange Rate shall instead be the arithmetic average of the spot rates of exchange of the Applicable Agent in the market where its foreign currency exchange operations in respect of such currency are then being conducted, at or about such time as the Applicable Agent shall elect after determining that such rates shall be the basis for determining the Exchange Rate, on such date for the purchase of US Dollars for delivery two Business Days later; provided that if at the time of any such determination, for any reason, no such spot rate is being quoted, the Applicable Agent may use any reasonable method it deems appropriate to determine such rate, and such determination shall be conclusive absent demonstrable errorfrom time to time in its reasonable discretion).  Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this definition or the definition of “US Dollar Equivalent”, each Issuing Bank may, solely for purposes of computing the fronting fees owed to it under Section 2.12(b), compute the US Dollar Equivalentamounts of the LC ExposureExposures attributable to Letters of Credit issued by it by reference to exchange rates determined using any reasonable method customarily employed by it for such purpose.  For the avoidance of doubt, any exchange rate used will be with no mark-up or spread added.

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Excluded Subsidiaries” means (a) any Subsidiary that is organized under the laws of the People’s Republic of China or Taiwan, and (b) any Subsidiary that is the direct holding company of any Subsidiary referred to in clause (a) above, so long as such holding company has no material assets, liabilities or operations other than those relating to such Subsidiary.

“Excluded Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Subsidiary Loan Party, any Designated Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, all or a portion of the Guarantee by such Subsidiary Loan Party of, or the grant by such Subsidiary Loan Party of a security interest to secure, such Designated Swap Obligation (or any Guarantee thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof) by virtue of such Subsidiary Loan Party’s failure for any reason to constitute an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act (determined after giving effect to any “keepwell, support or other agreement”, as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act, that supports the obligations of such Subsidiary Loan Party and any and all Guarantees of such Subsidiary Loan Party’s Swap Obligations by the other Loan Parties) at the time the Guarantee of such Subsidiary Loan Party becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligations or such Swap Obligations become secured by such security interest.

Excluded Taxes” means, with respect to any Recipient, (a) any income or franchise Taxes (i) that are imposed on (or measured by) such Recipient’s net income by the jurisdiction under the laws of which such Recipient is organized or in which its principal office is located or, in the case of any Lender, the jurisdiction in which its applicable lending office is located or (ii) that are Other Connection Taxes, (b) any branch profits Taxes or any similar Tax imposed by any jurisdiction described in clause (a) above (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any jurisdiction imposing Taxes described in clause (a)(ii) above), (c) in the case of a Lender (other than an assignee pursuant to a request by Parent under Section 2.19(b)) or an Issuing Bank, any withholding Tax (including backup withholding) that is imposed (other than solely as a result of the operation of the CAM Exchange) by the United States of America or the United Kingdom (excluding (x) the portion of United Kingdom withholding Taxes with respect to which the applicable Lender is entitled to claim a reduction under an income tax treaty, and (y) United Kingdom withholding Taxes on payments made by any guarantor under any Guarantee of the Obligations) on payments by any Borrower or any other Loan Party on amounts payable to or for the account of such Lender or Issuing Bank pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which such Lender becomes a party to this Agreement (or designates a new lending office) or such Issuing Bank becomes an “Issuing Bank” under this Agreement, except, in the case of any Lender, to the extent that such Lender (or its assignor, if any) was entitled, at the time of designation of a new lending office (or assignment), to receive additional amounts from any Borrower or any other Loan Party with respect to such withholding Tax pursuant to Section 2.17(a), (d) any Tax that is imposed as a result of such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 2.17(f) or 2.17(g) (except to the extent described in Section 7.02(b)) and (e) any US

 


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Federal withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA, including as a result of such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 2.17(f) or 2.17(g).

Existing Credit Agreement” means the Creditthis Agreement dated as of December 20, 2011, as amended, among Parent, the other borrowers from time to time party thereto, the lenders from time to time party thereto, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent and J.P. Morgan Europe Limited, as London agentin effect immediately prior to the Second Amendment Effective Date.

Existing Letters of Credit” means each letter of credit issued for the account of any Borrower under the Existing Credit Agreement” (as defined in this Agreement immediately prior to giving effect to the Second Amendment) that is (a) outstanding on the Original Effective Date and (b) listed on Schedule 2.06A.

FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the date of this Agreement (or any amended and successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with) and any current or future regulations promulgated thereunder or official interpretations thereof and, any “intergovernmental agreements” in connection withagreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code and any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement, treaty or convention among Governmental Authorities and implementing such Sections of the foregoingCode.

Federal Funds Effective Rate” means, for any day, the rate calculated by the New York FedNYFRB based on such day’s federal funds transactions by depository institutions (as determined in such manner as the New York Fed shall be set forth on its public websitethe NYFRB Website from time to time) and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the New York FedNYFRB as the effective federal funds effective rate; provided that if such rate shallwould be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for all purposes of this Agreement.

“Financial Covenant Changeover Date” means the earlier of (a) the last day of the fiscal quarter of Parent ending on September 30, 2021 and (b) at the election of Parent in its sole discretion, the last day of any fiscal quarter of Parent ending prior to September 30, 2021 that has been designated by Parent as the “Financial Covenant Changeover Date” in a Financial Covenant Changeover Date Notice delivered to the Administrative Agent.

“Financial Covenant Changeover Date Notice” means a written notice delivered by Parent to the Administrative Agent pursuant to which Parent designates the last day of any fiscal quarter of Parent ending prior to September 30, 2021 as the “Financial Covenant Changeover Date”; provided that (a) any such notice must be delivered together with the Compliance Certificate delivered pursuant to Section 5.1(c) with respect to the fiscal year or fiscal quarter of Parent ending on the Financial Covenant Changeover Date designated in such notice, which Compliance Certificate shall demonstrate that the Leverage Ratio for

 


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purposes of the covenant set forth in Section 6.10 does not exceed 3.50 to 1.00 as of the Financial Covenant Changeover Date so designated, (b) only one such notice may delivered under this Agreement and (c) any such notice shall be irrevocable.

Financial Officer” means, with respect to any Person, the chief financial officer, principal accounting officer, treasurer or controller of such Person; provided that, when such term is used in reference to any document executed by, or a certification of, a Financial Officer, the secretary or assistant secretary of such Person shall have delivered an incumbency certificate to the Administrative Agent as to the authority of such individual.

First Amendment” means that certain First Amendment, dated as of May 12, 2017, to this Agreement.

First Amendment Effective Date” means May 12, 2017.

“Foreign Currency Overnight Rate” means, for any day, with respect to any currency (a) a rate per annum equal to the London interbank offered rate as administrated by ICE Benchmark Administration (or any other Person that takes over the administration of such rate) for overnight deposits in such currency as displayed on the Reuters screen page that displays such rate (currently LIBOR01 or LIBOR02) (or, in the event such rate does not appear on a page of the Reuters screen, on the appropriate page of such other commercially available information service that publishes such rate as shall be selected by the Applicable Agent or the applicable Issuing Bank, as applicable, from time to time) at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, on such day or (b) if the rate referred to above is not available for such currency, a rate per annum at which overnight deposits in such currency would be offered on such day in the applicable offshore interbank market, as such rate is determined by the Applicable Agent or the applicable Issuing Bank, as applicable, by such means as the Applicable Agent or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, shall determine to be reasonable.

Foreign Lender” means any Lender that is organized under the laws of a jurisdiction other than the United States of America, any State thereof or the District of Columbia.

Foreign Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is incorporated or organized other than under the laws of the United States of America, any State thereof or the District of Columbia.

GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America, as in effect, subject to Section 1.04, from time to time.

General Basket Excess Amount” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.08(lb)(xii).

“Global Intercompany Note” means the Global Intercompany Note, substantially in the form of Exhibit I, together with all supplements thereto.

 


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Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States of America, any other nation or any political subdivision thereof, whether state or local, and any agency, 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 body exercising such powers or functions, such as the European Union or the European Central Bank).

Guarantee” of or by any Person (the “guarantor”) means any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of the guarantor guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other obligation of any other Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of the guarantor, direct or indirect, (a) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness or other obligation or to purchase (or to advance or supply funds for the purchase of) any security for the payment thereof, (b) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the owner of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment thereof (including pursuant to any “synthetic lease” financing), (c) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness or other obligation or (d) as an account party in respect of any letter of credit or letter of guaranty issued to support such Indebtedness or other obligation; provided that the term “Guarantee” shall not include endorsements for collection or deposit in the ordinary course of business.  For the avoidance of doubt, any expression by Parent or any Subsidiary of an intent to continue to provide financial support to any of its subsidiaries made in a management representation letter delivered in connection with an audit of the financial statements of such subsidiary, so long as such expression of intent does not create any binding obligation, contingent or otherwise, on Parent or such Subsidiary to provide such support, shall not be deemed to be a Guarantee.  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.  

Guarantee Agreement” means the Amended and Restated Guarantee Agreement dated as of June 26, 2015Second Amendment Effective Date, among Parent, the Designated Subsidiaries party thereto and the Administrative Agent, together with all supplements thereto.

Guarantee and Collateral Requirement” means the requirement that :

(a)the Administrative Agent shall have received from Parent and each Designated Subsidiary (ai) in the case of Parent and each Person that wasis a Designated Subsidiary on the OriginalSecond Amendment Effective Date, a counterpart of the Guarantee Agreement, duly executed and delivered on behalf of such Person, or (bii) in the case of any Person that becomes a Designated Subsidiary after the OriginalSecond Amendment Effective Date, a supplement to the

 


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Guarantee Agreement, in the form specified therein, duly executed and delivered on behalf of such Person;

(b)the Administrative Agent shall have received from Parent and each Designated Subsidiary (i) in the case of Parent and each Person that is a Designated Subsidiary on the Second Amendment Effective Date, a counterpart of the Collateral Agreement, duly executed and delivered on behalf of such Person, together with such documents and opinions asor (ii) in the case of any Person that becomes a Designated Subsidiary after the Second Amendment Effective Date, a supplement to the Collateral Agreement, in the form specified therein, duly executed and delivered on behalf of such Person; provided that in the case of any Designated Subsidiary that is a Foreign Subsidiary, such Designated Subsidiary shall instead execute and deliver counterparts of one or more other Security Documents customary for the jurisdiction of organization of such Designated Subsidiary and in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and Parent;

(c)in the case of any Person that becomes a Designated Subsidiary after the Second Amendment Effective Date, the Administrative Agent mayshall have received, to the extent reasonably request, including (if so requested) by the Administrative Agent, documents, opinion of counsel and opinionscertificates with respect to such Designated Subsidiary of the type referred to in Sections 4.01(b6(e), 6(g) and 4.016(fi) of the Second Amendment;

(d)the Administrative Agent shall, with respect to such Designated Subsidiary within 30 days (or such longer period as the Administrative Agent may agree to in writing) of such Person becoming a Designated Subsidiary.the extent required by the Collateral Agreement, have received (i) certificates or other instruments representing all certificated Equity Interests owned by each Loan Party, together with undated stock powers or other instruments of transfer with respect thereto endorsed in blank, and (ii) all promissory notes owned by each Loan Party, together with undated instruments of transfer with respect thereto endorsed in blank;

(e)within 30 days after the Second Amendment Effective Date (or such later date as the Administrative Agent may agree to in writing), the Administrative Agent shall have received from Parent the Global Intercompany Note, duly executed and delivered by Parent, each Designated Subsidiary and each other Subsidiary party thereto, together with an undated instrument of transfer with respect thereto endorsed in blank; and

(f)all documents and instruments, including Uniform Commercial Code financing statements, required by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent to be filed, registered or recorded to create the Liens intended to be created by the Security Documents and perfect such Liens to the extent required by, and with the priority required by, the

 


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Security Documents, shall have been filed, registered or recorded or delivered to the Administrative Agent for filing, registration or recording.

Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything to the contrary contained herein or in any other Loan Document:

(i)no Loan Party shall be required to take any action with respect to the creation or perfection of pledges of or security interests in, or the obtaining of title insurance, legal opinions or other deliverables with respect to, particular assets of the Loan Parties, if and for so long as the Administrative Agent and Parent reasonably agree that the cost of creating or perfecting such pledges or security interests in such assets, or obtaining such title insurance, legal opinions or other deliverables in respect of such assets, shall be excessive in relation to the benefit to be afforded to the Lenders therefrom;

(ii)the Administrative Agent may grant extensions of time for the creation and perfection of security interests in or the obtaining of title insurance, legal opinions or other deliverables with respect to particular assets where it determines that such action cannot be accomplished without undue effort or expense by the time or times at which it would otherwise be required to be accomplished by this Agreement or the Security Documents;

(iii)nothing in this definition shall require the creation or perfection of pledges of or security interests in any Excluded Asset;

(iv)no Loan Party shall be required to enter into control agreements with respect to, or otherwise take any action with respect to the creation or perfection of any security interest by “control” (or similar arrangements) over, commodities accounts, securities accounts, deposit accounts, futures accounts, other bank accounts, cash and cash equivalents and accounts related to the clearing, payment processing and similar operations of the Loan Parties;

(v)no Loan Party shall be required to obtain any landlord, mortgagee or bailee waivers, estoppels, collateral access agreements or similar third party agreements;

(vi)no Loan Party shall be required to obtain any mortgages in respect of real property; and

(vii)no Loan Party shall be required to (A) take any action to create or perfect pledges of, or security interests in, any asset under the laws of any jurisdiction other than the United States of America, any State thereof or the District of Columbia (including any Equity Interests issued by any Subsidiary or other Person organized under the laws of any such jurisdiction), (B) execute any Security Document governed under the laws of any jurisdiction other than the United States of America, any State thereof or the District of Columbia or (C) make any filing or recording, or conduct any Lien or other search, in any jurisdiction other than the United States of America, any State thereof or the

 


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District of Columbia, in each case, other than with respect to any Foreign Subsidiary that is a Subsidiary Loan Party; provided that (x) no such Foreign Subsidiary shall be required to take any action described in clause (A), (B) or (C) above in respect of any assets of such Foreign Subsidiary in any jurisdiction other than the jurisdiction of organization of such Foreign Subsidiary and (y) with respect to any such Foreign Subsidiary, the requirements of this definition, the Guarantee Agreement and the Security Documents may be modified as shall be reasonably agreed by the Administrative Agent and Parent.

Hazardous Materials” means all explosive or radioactive substances or wastes and all hazardous or toxic substances, wastes or other pollutants, including petroleum or petroleum distillates, asbestos or asbestos containing materials, polychlorinated biphenyls, radon gas, infectious or medical wastes and all other substances or wastes of any nature regulated pursuant to any Environmental Law.

HMRC” means H.M. Customs and Revenue.

HMRC DT Treaty Passport scheme” means the Board of H.M. Revenue and Customs Double Taxation Treaty Passport scheme.

“IBA” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 1.06.

Increase Effective Date” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.09(d)(i).

Increasing Lender” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.09(d)(i).

Incremental Amount” means, as of any date of determination with respect to any Commitment Increase or any Incremental Term Loans, an amount that, after giving pro forma effect to such Commitment Increase or such Incremental Term Loans and the use of proceeds thereof (but without netting the cash proceeds thereof and assuming, solely for purposes of this determination, that the excess, if any, of (a) the entire amount of all the Commitment Increases established since the Original Effective Date (including such Commitment Increase), less (b) the entire amount of all the Commitment Decreases effected since the Original Effective Date, is fully funded as Loans), would not result in the Leverage Ratio, determined as of the last day of the fiscal quarter of Parent then most recently ended, exceeding (i) prior to the Financial Covenant Changeover Date, a Leverage Ratio of 3.50 to 1.00, and (ii) on and after the Financial Covenant Changeover Date, the maximum Leverage Ratio applicable on such date of determination pursuant to Section 6.10 (giving effect, if applicable, to any increase thereto becoming effective on such date of determination pursuant to Section 6.10).

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Incremental Revolving Lenders and/or Incremental Term Lenders, establishing a Commitment Increase or Incremental Term Commitments and effecting such other amendments hereto and to the other Loan Documents as are contemplated by Section 2.21(c).

Incremental Lender” means an Incremental Revolving Lender or an Incremental Term Lender or any combination thereof, as the case may be.

Incremental Revolving Lender” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.09(d)(i).

Incremental Term Commitment” means, with respect to any Lender, the commitment, if any, of such Lender, established pursuant an Incremental Facility Agreement and Section 2.21, to make Incremental Term Loans of any Series hereunder, expressed as an amount representing the maximum principal amount of the Incremental Term Loans of such Series to be made by such Lender, subject to any increase or reduction pursuant to the terms and conditions hereof.  The initial amount of each Lender’s Incremental Term Commitment of any Series, if any, is set forth in the Incremental Facility Agreement or the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender shall have established or assumed its Incremental Term Commitment of such Series.

Incremental Term Lender” means a Lender with an Incremental Term Commitment or an Incremental Term Loan.

Incremental Term Loan” means a loan made by an Incremental Term Lender to Parent pursuant to Section 2.21.

Incremental Term Maturity Date” means, with respect to the Incremental Term Loans of any Series to be made pursuant to any Incremental Facility Agreement, the final maturity date specified in such Incremental Facility Agreement with respect thereto, which date shall not be prior to the Revolving Maturity Date.

Indebtedness” of any Person means, without duplication, (a) all obligations of such Person for borrowed money, (b) all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or similar instruments, (c) all obligations of such Person under conditional sale or other title retention agreements relating to property acquired by such Person, (d) all obligations of such Person in respect of the deferred purchase price of property or services, (e) all Indebtedness of others secured by (or for which the holder of such Indebtedness has an existing right, contingent or otherwise, to be secured by) any Lien on property owned or acquired by such Person, whether or not the Indebtedness secured thereby has been assumed, (f) all Guarantees by such Person of Indebtedness of others, (g) all Capital Lease Obligations and all Synthetic Lease Obligations of such Person, (h) all obligations, contingent or otherwise, of such Person as an account party in respect of letters of credit and letters of guaranty, (i) all Disqualified Equity Interests in such Person, valued, as of the date of determination, at the maximum aggregate amount that would be payable upon maturity, redemption, repayment or

 


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repurchase thereof (or of Disqualified Equity Interests or Indebtedness into which such Disqualified Equity Interests are convertible or exchangeable), (j) all Securitization Transactions of such Person and (k) all obligations, contingent or otherwise, of such Person in respect of bankers’ acceptances.  The Indebtedness of any Person shall include the Indebtedness of any other Person (including any partnership in which such Person is a general partner) to the extent such Person is liable therefor as a result of such Person’s ownership interest in or other relationship with such other Person, except to the extent the terms of such Indebtedness provide that such Person is not liable therefor.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, Indebtedness of any Person shall not include (i) trade payables, (ii) endorsements of checks, bills of exchange and other instruments for deposit or collection in the ordinary course of business and (iii) customer deposits and advances, and interest payable thereon, in the ordinary course of business in accordance with customary trade terms and other obligations incurred in the ordinary course of business through credit on an open account basis customarily extended to such Person in connection with the purchase of goods or services.

Indemnified Taxes” means Taxes other than (a) Excluded Taxes and (b) Other Taxes.

Indemnitee” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.03(b).  

Initial Borrowings” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.09(d)(ii).

“Intellectual Property” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Collateral Agreement.

Interest Election Request” means a written request by or on behalf of a Borrower to convert or continue a Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.08, which shall be, in the case of any such written request, in the form of Exhibit F or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.

Interest Payment Date” means (a) with respect to any ABR Loan (other than a Swingline Loan), the first Business Day following the last day of each March, June, September and December, (b) with respect to any Eurocurrency Loan, the last day of the Interest Period applicable to the Borrowing of which such Loan is a part and, in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing with an Interest Period of more than three months’ duration, each day prior to the last day of such Interest Period that occurs at intervals of three months’ duration after the first day of such Interest Period and (c) with respect to any Swingline Loan, the day that such Loan is required to be repaid.

Interest Period” means, with respect to any Eurocurrency Borrowing, the period commencing on the date of such Borrowing and ending on the numerically corresponding day in the calendar month that is one, two (other than in the case of Borrowings denominated in Euro), three or six months (or, with the consent of each Lender participating therein, twelve months) thereafter, as the applicable Borrower (or Parent on its behalf) may elect; provided that (a) if any Interest Period would end on a

 


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day other than a Business Day, such Interest Period shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day unless such next succeeding Business Day would fall in the next calendar month, in which case such Interest Period shall end on the next preceding Business Day, and (b) any Interest Period that commences on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the last calendar month of such Interest Period) shall end on the last Business Day of the last calendar month of such Interest Period.  For purposes hereof, the date of a Borrowing initially shall be the date on which such Borrowing is made and thereafter shall be the effective date of the most recent conversion or continuation of such Borrowing.

Interpolated Screen Rate” means, with respect to any Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in any currency for any Interest Periodperiod, a rate per annum which results from interpolating on a linear basis between (a) the applicable Screen Rate for the longest maturity for which a Screen Rate is available that is shorter than such Interest Periodperiod and (b) the applicable Screen Rate for the shortest maturity for which a Screen Rate is available that is longer than such Interest Periodperiod, in each case as of the Specified Time on the Quotation Datetime the Interpolated Screen Rate is required to be determined in accordance with the other provisions hereof; provided that the Interpolated Screen Rate shall in no event be less than 1.00%.  

“Investment” means, with respect to a specified Person, any Equity Interests, evidences of Indebtedness or other securities (including any option, warrant or other right to acquire any of the foregoing) of, or any capital contribution or loans or advances (other than advances made in the ordinary course of business that would be recorded as accounts receivable on the balance sheet of the specified Person prepared in accordance with GAAP) to, Guarantees of any Indebtedness or other obligations of, or any other investment (including any investment in the form of transfer of property for consideration that is less than the fair value thereof (as reasonably determined by Parent)) in, any other Person that are held or made by the specified Person.  The amount, as of any date of determination, of (a) any Investment in the form of a loan or an advance shall be the principal amount thereof outstanding on such date, without any adjustment for write-downs or write-offs (including as a result of forgiveness of any portion thereof) with respect to such loan or advance after the date thereof, (b) any Investment in the form of a Guarantee shall be determined in accordance with the definition of the term “Guarantee”, (c) any Investment  in the form of a purchase or other acquisition for value of any Equity Interests, evidences of Indebtedness or other securities of any Person shall be the fair value (as reasonably determined by Parent) of the consideration therefor (including any Indebtedness assumed in connection therewith), plus the fair value (as so determined) of all additions, as of such date of determination, thereto, and minus the amount, as of such date of determination, of any portion of such Investment repaid to the investor in cash as a repayment of principal or a return of capital, as the case may be, but without any other adjustment for increases or decreases in value of, or write-ups, write-downs or write-offs with respect to, such Investment after the time of such Investment, (d) any Investment (other than any Investment referred to in clause (a), (b) or (c) above) in the form of a transfer of Equity Interests or other property by the investor to the

 


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investee, including any such transfer in the form of a capital contribution, shall be the fair value (as reasonably determined by Parent) of such Equity Interests or other property as of the time of such transfer (less, in the case of any investment in the form of transfer of property for consideration that is less than the fair value thereof, the fair value (as so determined) of such consideration as of the time of the transfer), minus the amount, as of such date of determination, of any portion of such Investment repaid to the investor in cash as a return of capital, but without any other adjustment for increases or decreases in value of, or write-ups, write-downs or write-offs with respect to, such Investment after the time of such transfer, and (e) any Investment (other than any Investment referred to in clause (a), (b), (c) or (d) above) in any Person resulting from the issuance by such Person of its Equity Interests to the investor shall be the fair value (as reasonably determined by Parent) of such Equity Interests at the time of the issuance thereof.

“IP Collateral Agreements” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Collateral Agreement.

IRS” means the US Internal Revenue Service.

ISP” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the “International Standby Practices 1998” published by the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice, Inc. (or such later version thereof as may be in effect at the time of issuance).

Issuing Bank” means each of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and any other Lender that has entered into an Issuing Bank Agreement, each in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, and its successors in such capacity as provided in Section 2.06(i).  Each Issuing Bank may, in its discretion, arrange for one or more Letters of Credit to be issued by Affiliates of such Issuing Bank, in which case the term “Issuing Bank” shall include any such Affiliate with respect to Letters of Credit issued by such Affiliate (it being agreed that such Issuing Bank shall, or shall cause such Affiliate to, comply with the requirements of Section 2.06 with respect to such Letters of Credit).

Issuing Bank Agreement” means an agreement among Parent, the Administrative Agent and a financial institution pursuant to which such financial institution agrees to act as an Issuing Bank hereunder, in the form of Exhibit G or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion.

Judgment Currency” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.15(b).

LC Commitment” means, as to any Issuing Bank, the maximum permitted amount of the LC Exposure that may be attributable to Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank.  The initial amount of each Issuing Bank’s LC Commitment is set forth on Schedule 2.06 or in such Issuing Bank’s Issuing Bank Agreement.  The LC Commitment of any Issuing Bank may be increased or reduced by written agreement between such Issuing Bank and Parent, provided that a copy of such written agreement shall have been delivered to the Administrative Agent.

 


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LC Disbursement” means a payment made by an Issuing Bank pursuant to a Letter of Credit.  The amount of any LC Disbursement made by an Issuing Bank in an Alternative Currency and not reimbursed by the applicable Borrower shall be determined as set forth in Section 2.06(e) or 2.06(l), as applicable.

LC Exchange Rate” means, on any daydate of determination, with respect to US Dollars in relation to any Alternative Currency, the rate at which US Dollars may be exchanged into such Alternative Currency, on such day as set forth at approximately 12:00 noon,last provided (either by publication or as may otherwise be provided to the Administrative Agent) by the applicable Reuters source on the Business Day (determined based on New York City time, on) immediately preceding such day on the applicableof determination (or, if a Reuters World Currency Page.  In the event that such rate does not appear on the applicable Reuters World Currency Page, the LC Exchange Rate shall be determinedsource ceases to be available or Reuters ceases to provide such rate of exchange, as last provided by reference to such other publicly available information service for displayingthat provides such rate of exchange ratesat such time as mayshall be agreed uponselected by the ApplicableAdministrative Agent and Parent or, in the absence of such agreement, the LC Exchange Rate shall instead be the arithmetic average of the spot rates of exchange of the Applicable Agent in the market where its foreign currency exchange operations in respect of such currency are then being conducted, at or about 11:00 a.m., London time, on such date for the purchase of such Alternative Currency with US Dollars for delivery two Business Days later; provided that if at the time of any such determination, for any reason, no such spot rate is being quoted, the Applicable Agent, after consultation with Parent, may use any reasonable method it deems appropriate to determine such rate, and such determination shall be conclusive absent demonstrable errorfrom time to time in its reasonable discretion).  For the avoidance of doubt, any exchange rate used will be with no mark-up or spread added.

LC Exposure” means, at any time, the sum of (a) the aggregate of the US Dollar Equivalents (based on the applicable Exchange Rates) of the undrawn amounts of all outstanding Letters of Credit at such time plus (b) the aggregate of the US Dollar Equivalents (based on the applicable Exchange Rates) of all LC Disbursements that have not yet been reimbursed by or on behalf of the applicable Borrower at such time.  The LC Exposure of any Revolving Lender at any time shall be its Combined Tranche Percentage of the total LC Exposure at such time, adjusted (without duplication) to give effect to any reallocation under Section 2.20 of the LC Exposure of Defaulting Lenders in effect at such time.

LC Participation Calculation Date” means, with respect to any LC Disbursement made by any Issuing Bank or any refund of a reimbursement payment made by any Issuing Bank to any Borrower, in each case in a currency other than US Dollars, (a) the date on which such Issuing Bank shall advise the Applicable Agent that it purchased with US Dollars the currency used to make such LC Disbursement or refund or (b) if such Issuing Bank shall not advise the Applicable Agent that it made such a purchase, the date on which such LC Disbursement or refund is made.

 


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Lender Parent” means, with respect to any Lender, any Person in respect of which such Lender is a subsidiary.

Lenders” means the Persons listed on Schedule 2.01 and any other Person that shall have become a party hereto pursuant to an Incremental Facility Agreement or an Assignment and Assumption, other than any such Person that ceases to be a party hereto pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption.  Unless the context otherwise requires, the term “Lenders” includes the Swingline Lender.

Letter of Credit” means any letter of credit issued pursuant to this Agreement and the Existing Letters of Credit, other than any such letter of credit that shall have ceased to be a “Letter of Credit” outstanding hereunder pursuant to Section 9.05.

“Leverage Condition” shall be satisfied if the Leverage Ratio as of the end of the most recently ended fiscal year or fiscal quarter of Parent for which consolidated financial statements of Parent have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b) is not greater than 3.50:1.00.

Leverage Ratio” means, on any measurement date, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Net Funded Debt as of such date to (b) Consolidated EBITDA for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of Parent ended on such date (or, if such date is not the last day of a fiscal quarter of Parent, ended most recently prior to such date).

Liberty Successor” means any Person that is a successor of Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, including any Person spun or otherwise separated out of Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings (or any similar successor of any such Liberty Successor); provided that (a) no Person or group (within the meaning of the Exchange Act and the rules of the SEC thereunder as in effect on the date hereof), other than the Permitted Holders (disregarding for this purpose clause (b) of the definition of such term), is the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Exchange Act and the rules of the SEC thereunder as in effect on the date hereof), directly or indirectly, of more than 50% of the total voting power represented by the issued and outstanding capital stock (or equivalent Equity Interests) of such Liberty Successor, (b) such Liberty Successor is not a Sanctioned Person, (c) the transaction or transactions pursuant to which such Liberty Successor shall have become such a successor does not violate any Anti-Corruption Laws applicable to such Liberty Successor or any Sanctions applicable to such Liberty Successor and (d) each of the Administrative Agent and each Lender shall have received all documentation and other information reasonably requested by it in writing that it reasonably determines is required by United States or foreign bank regulatory authorities under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the Patriot Act, with respect to such Liberty Successor.  

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LIBO Rate” means, with respect to any Eurocurrency Borrowing (other than any such Borrowing denominated in Euro) for any Interest Period, the applicable Screen Rate as of the Specified Time on the Quotation Date.

Lien” means, with respect to any asset, (a) any mortgage, deed of trust, lien, pledge, hypothecation, encumbrance, charge or security interest in, on or of such asset and (b) the interest of a vendor or a lessor under any conditional sale agreement, capital lease or title retention agreement (or any financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing) relating to such asset.

Limited Conditionality Acquisition” means any acquisition (including pursuant to a merger or consolidation)Acquisition by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries (other than any Excluded Subsidiaries) of all or substantially all of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests in, or all or substantially all of the assets of (or of assets constituting a business unit, line of business or division of) any Person (a) that is not prohibited by this Agreement and (b) for which Parent has determined in good faith that limited conditionality is reasonably necessary.

Limited Conditionality Acquisition Agreement” means, with respect to any Limited Conditionality Acquisition, the definitive agreement entered into by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries (other than any Excluded Subsidiary) in respect thereof.

Limited Conditionality Acquisition Incremental Term Loans” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21(c).

“Liquidity” means, as of any date, (a) (i) Unrestricted Cash of Parent and its Wholly Owned Subsidiaries (other than any Excluded Subsidiary) as of such date, less (ii) Deferred Merchant Payables as of such date plus (b) so long as the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.02 are capable of being satisfied as of such date, the excess, if any, of (i) the total Commitments in effect on such date over (ii) the total Revolving Credit Exposures as of such date.

“Loan Document Obligations” means (a) the due and punctual payment by the Borrowers of (i) the principal of and premium, if any, and interest (including interest accruing, at the rate specified herein, during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or other similar proceeding, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in such proceeding) on all Loans, when and as due, whether at maturity, by acceleration, upon one or more dates set for prepayment or otherwise, and (ii) each payment required to be made by any Borrower under any Loan Document in respect of any Letter of Credit, when and as due, including payments in respect of reimbursement of disbursements, interest thereon (including interest accruing, at the rate specified herein, during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or other similar proceeding, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in such proceeding) and obligations to provide cash collateral, and (b) the due and punctual payment or performance by the Borrowers of all other monetary obligations under this Agreement and by Parent, any Borrowing Subsidiary and any other Subsidiary Loan Party of all other monetary

 


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obligations under any other Loan Document to which it is a party, including fees, costs, expenses and indemnities, whether primary, secondary, direct, contingent, fixed or otherwise (including monetary obligations accruing, at the rate specified herein or therein, or incurred during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or other similar proceeding, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in such proceeding).

Loan Documents” means (a) this Agreement, the Guarantee Agreement, the Collateral Agreement, the other Security Documents, the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, the Borrowing Subsidiary Agreements, the Borrowing Subsidiary Terminations, the Incremental Facility Agreements, any promissory notes delivered pursuant to Section 2.10(e) and any other document or agreement that is designated by Parent and the Administrative Agent as a “Loan Document” and (b) except for purposes of Section 9.02, any letter of credit applications referred to in Section 2.06(a), the Issuing Bank Agreements and each written agreement (if any) between Parent and any Issuing Bank regarding such Issuing Bank’s LC Commitment; provided that from and after the Collateral Release Date, the term “Loan Documents” shall not (except for purposes of Section 9.03) include the Collateral Agreement, the other Security Documents and any other security agreement, instrument or document executed or delivered in connection with the granting of any security interest pursuant to any Security Document.

Loan Parties” means Parent and the Subsidiary Loan Parties.

Loans” means the loans made by the Lenders to the Borrowers pursuant to this Agreement.

Local Time” means (a) with respect to a Loan or Borrowing denominated in US Dollars or any Letter of Credit, New York City time, (b) with respect to a Loan or Borrowing denominated in Euro, FrankfurtBrussels time, and (c) with respect to a Loan or Borrowing denominated in Sterling, London time.

London Agent” means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., J.P. Morgan Europe Limited, or any other Affiliate or branch of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., that JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. shall have designated for the purpose of acting in such capacity hereunder.

Majority in Interest” means, at any time, (a) when used in reference to Revolving Lenders, Lenders having Revolving Credit Exposures and unused Revolving Commitments representing more than 50% of the sum of the total Revolving Credit Exposures and the total unused Revolving Commitment at such time, (b) when used in reference to Revolving Lenders of any Class, Lenders having Revolving Credit Exposures and unused Revolving Commitments of such Class representing more than 50% of the sum of the total Revolving Credit Exposures and the total unused Revolving Commitment of such Class at such time and (c) when used in reference to the Incremental Term Lenders of any Class, Lenders holding outstanding Incremental Term Loans of such Class representing more than 50% of all Incremental Term Loans of such

 


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Class outstanding at such time.  For purposes of this definition, the Swingline Exposure of any Revolving Lender that is the Swingline Lender shall be deemed to exclude that portion of its Swingline Exposure that exceeds its Combined Tranche Percentage of the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Swingline Loans, and the unused Revolving Commitment of any Class of such Lender shall be determined without regard to any such excess amount.

Material Acquisition” means any acquisition of property or series of related acquisitions of propertyAcquisition that involves consideration in excess of 10% of Consolidated EBITDA for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of Parent ended most recently prior to the date of such acquisitionAcquisition.

Material Adverse Effect” means a material adverse effect on (a) the business, results of operations, assets or financial condition of Parent and the Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, (b) the ability of the Loan Parties, taken as a whole, to perform their obligations under the Loan Documents or (c) the rights of or benefits available to the Agents or the Lenders under the Loan Documents, taken as a whole.

Material Disposition” means any sale, transfer or other disposition of property or series of related sales, transfers or other dispositions of property that yields gross proceeds to Parent and the Subsidiaries in excess of 10% of Consolidated EBITDA for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of Parent ended most recently prior to the date of such sale, transfer or other disposition.

Material Indebtedness” means Indebtedness (other than the Loans, Letters of Credit and Guarantees under the Loan Documents), or obligations in respect of one or more Swap Agreements, of any one or more of Parent and the Subsidiaries in an aggregate principal amount exceeding US$100,000,000.  For purposes of determining Material Indebtedness, the “amount” of the obligations of Parent or any Subsidiary in respect of (a) any Swap Agreement at any time shall be the maximum aggregate principal amount (giving effect to any netting agreements) that Parent or such Subsidiary would be required to pay if such Swap Agreement were terminated at such time and (b) any Securitization Transaction shall be determined as set forth in the definition of such term.

Material Subsidiary” means (a) for the purposes of the definition of “Designated Subsidiary”, at any time, each Subsidiary (excluding any Specified Foreign Subsidiary) other than any such Subsidiaries that (i) together with their own subsidiaries, do not represent more than 10% for any such Subsidiary (other than any Specified Foreign Subsidiary), or more than 10% in the aggregate for all such Subsidiaries (other than Specified Foreign Subsidiaries), of either (A) Consolidated Total Assets or (B) Consolidated Revenues of Parent and the Subsidiaries as of the end of or for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of Parent most recently ended prior to such time and (ii) do not own Equity Interests or Indebtedness (other than de minimis Indebtedness) of any Material Subsidiary; provided that with respect to this clause (a) each Borrowing Subsidiary shall in any event be a Material Subsidiary and no Excluded Subsidiary shall be a Material Subsidiary; and (b) for all other purposes herein and in any other Loan Document, at any time, each Subsidiary, other than Subsidiaries that (i) together with

 


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their own subsidiaries, do not represent more than 10% for any such Subsidiary, or more than 10% in the aggregate for all such Subsidiaries, of either (A) Consolidated Total Assets or (B) Consolidated Revenues of Parent and the Subsidiaries as of the end of or for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of Parent most recently ended prior to such time and (ii) do not own Equity Interests or Indebtedness (other than de minimis Indebtedness) of any Material Subsidiary; provided that with respect to this clause (b) each Borrowing Subsidiary shall in any event be a Material Subsidiary and no Excluded Subsidiary shall be a Material Subsidiary.

Maturity Date” means the Revolving Maturity Date or the Incremental Term Maturity Date, as the context requires.  

Maximum Rate” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.13.

Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. andor any successor to its rating agency business.

“MNPI” means material information concerning Parent, any Subsidiary or any Affiliate of any of the foregoing, or any of their securities, that has not been disseminated in a manner making it available to investors generally, within the meaning of Regulation FD under the Exchange Act.  For purposes of this definition, “material information” means information concerning Parent, any Subsidiary or other Affiliate of Parent, any Subsidiary or any Affiliate of any of the foregoing, or any of their securities, that could reasonably be expected to be material for purposes of the United States Federal and State securities laws.

Multiemployer Plan” means a multiemployer plan, as defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA, that is or has been maintained, sponsored or contributed to by Parent or any ERISA Affiliate.

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

“Non-Increasing Lender” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.09(d)(i).

New York FedNYFRB” means the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

New York Fed BankNYFRB Rate” means, for any day, the greater of (a) the Federal Funds Effective Rate in effect on such day and (b) the Overnight Bank Funding Rate in effect on such day (or for any day that is not a Business Day, for the immediately preceding Business Day); provided that if bothnone of such rates are not published for any day that is a Business Day, the term “New York Fed BankNYFRB Rate” means the rate quoted for such day for a federal funds transaction quoted at 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on such day received by the Administrative Agent from a Federalfederal funds broker of recognized standing selected by it; provided further that if any of the foregoing rates shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.

 


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

Non-Increasing Lender” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.09(d)(i).

Obligations” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Guarantee Agreement.NYFRB Website” means the website of the NYFRB at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source.

“Obligations” means (a) the Loan Document Obligations, (b) the Designated Cash Management Obligations and (c) the Designated Swap Obligations, excluding, with respect to any Subsidiary Loan Party, Excluded Swap Obligations.

OECD” means the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Original Effective Date” means June 26, 2015.

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 a connection 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, or engaged in any other transaction pursuant to, or enforced, any Loan Document, or sold or assigned an interest in any Loan Document).

Other Taxes” means any and all present or future stamp, court, documentary, recording, filing or similar Taxes arising from any payment made under any Loan Document or from the execution, delivery or enforcement of, or otherwise with respect to, any 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 2.19).

Overnight Bank Funding Rate” means, for any day, the rate comprised of both overnight federal funds and overnight Eurodollar borrowings by U.S.-managed banking offices of depository institutions (as such composite rate shall be determined by the New York FedNYFRB as set forth on its public website from time to timethe NYFRB Website) and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the New York FedNYFRB as an overnight bank funding rate (from and after such date as the New York Fed shall commence to publish such composite rate); provided that if such rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.

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Partial Transfer” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.08(kb)(xi).

Partial Transfer Asset Amount” means, for any Partial Transfer Subsidiary, the product of (a) the applicable Partial Transfer Percentage and (b) the aggregate book value of all the assets of such Partial Transfer Subsidiary, determined as of the end of the fiscal quarter of Parent ending on or most recently prior to the date of the Partial Transfer.

Partial Transfer EBITDA Amount” means, for any Partial Transfer Subsidiary, the product of (a) the applicable Partial Transfer Percentage and (b) the portion of the Consolidated EBITDA for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of Parent ended on or most recently prior to the date of the Partial Transfer that is attributable to such Partial Transfer Subsidiary.

Partial Transfer Parent Subsidiary” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.08(kb)(xi).

Partial Transfer Percentage” means, with respect to any Partial Transfer Subsidiary, the percentage of the aggregate equity value of the applicable Partial Transfer Parent Subsidiary held by Persons other than Parent or any Subsidiary as a result of any Partial Transfer made in reliance on Section 6.08(kb)(xi), in each case determined immediately after giving effect to such Partial Transfer.

Partial Transfer Spin-Off Subsidiary” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.08(kb)(xi).

Partial Transfer Subsidiaries” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.08(kb)(xi).

Participant” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(c)(i).

Participant Register” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(c)(iii).

PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation referred to and defined in ERISA and any successor entity performing similar functions.

“Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction” means any call or capped call option on Parent’s Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Equity Interests) purchased by Parent or any Borrowing Subsidiary that is a Domestic Subsidiary from a leading dealer in the relevant market (the “Hedge Provider”) in connection with the issuance of any Permitted Convertible Indebtedness; provided that the purchase price for such Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction, less the proceeds received by Parent from the sale of any related Permitted Warrant Transaction, does not exceed the net proceeds received by Parent from the sale of such Permitted Convertible Indebtedness issued in connection with the Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction; provided further that such call option is a Swap Agreement and will be

 


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entered into between Parent or any Borrowing Subsidiary that is a Domestic Subsidiary and the Hedge Provider under or otherwise pursuant to an ISDA Master Agreement and there shall be no “Credit Support Annex”, “Credit Support Document”, “Credit Support Provider”, security, Guarantee or other credit support with respect thereto, in each case provided by Parent or any Subsidiary or any of their respective Affiliates.

Permitted Charitable Contributions” means charitable contributions (as defined in Section 170(c) of the Code, whether in the form of cash, securities or other property and without regard to whether such charitable contributions are deductible for income tax purposes) made by Parent or any Subsidiary, whether directly (including to a donor advised fund) or through one or more Affiliates, and any binding commitment with respect thereto; provided that the aggregate amount of such contributions made by Parent and the Subsidiaries during any fiscal year of Parent may not exceed the sum of (a) US$5,000,000 and (b) 2.0% of the consolidated operating income before amortization of Parent and the Subsidiaries for such fiscal year.

“Permitted Convertible Indebtedness” means Indebtedness that (a) is either (i) a debt security issued by Parent or any Borrowing Subsidiary that is a Domestic Subsidiary which is convertible into or exchangeable for Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Equity Interests) in Parent (and cash in lieu of fractional shares) and/or cash (in an amount determined by reference to the price of such Equity Interests) or (ii) sold as units with call options, warrants or rights to purchase (or substantially equivalent derivative transactions) that are exercisable for Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Equity Interests) in Parent and/or cash (in an amount determined by reference to the price of such Equity Interests), (b) is unsecured, (c) is not Guaranteed by any Subsidiary other than Domestic Subsidiaries that are Subsidiary Loan Parties, (d) will not have a stated maturity earlier than 91 days after the latest Maturity Date in effect on the date of the incurrence of such Indebtedness and (e) has no scheduled amortization or principal payments and does not require any mandatory redemptions or payments of principal prior to the day 91 days after the latest Maturity Date in effect on the date of the incurrence of such Indebtedness, other than customary payments upon a change of control or fundamental change event (it being understood that a holder’s option to convert any such Indebtedness into, or exchange any such Indebtedness for, Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Equity Interests) in Parent (and cash in lieu of fractional shares) and/or cash (in an amount determined by reference to the price of such Equity Interests) shall not be considered a required mandatory redemption or payment of principal).

Permitted Encumbrances” means:

(a)

Liens imposed by law for taxes that are not yet due or are being contested in compliance with Section 5.04;

(b)

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Liens), setoff rights and other like Liens imposed by law (or contract, to the extent that such contractual Liens are similar in nature and scope to such Liens imposed by law), arising in the ordinary course of business and securing obligations that (i) are not overdue by more than 30 days or (ii) are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings; provided that (A) Parent or a Subsidiary, as applicable, has set aside on its books adequate reserves with respect thereto in accordance with GAAP, (B) such contest effectively suspends collection of the contested obligation and the enforcement of any Lien securing such obligation and (C) the failure to make payment pending such contest could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect;

(c)

pledges and deposits made (i) in the ordinary course of business in compliance with workers’ compensation, disability, unemployment insurance and other similar plans or programs and other social security laws or regulations and (ii) in respect of letters of credit, bank guarantees or similar instruments issued for the account of Parent or any Subsidiary in the ordinary course of business supporting obligations referred to in clause (i) above;

(d)

pledges and deposits made (i) to secure the performance of bids, trade contracts, leases, statutory obligations, surety and appeal bonds, performance bonds and other obligations of a like nature (including deposits in respect of tax assessments (or in respect of any performance bonds posted in connection therewith) that are required to be made by the assessing municipalities prior to the commencement of litigation challenging such assessments), in each case in the ordinary course of business and (ii) in respect of letters of credit, bank guarantees or similar instruments issued for the account of Parent or any Subsidiary in the ordinary course of business supporting obligations referred to in clause (i) above;

(e)

judgment liens in respect of judgments that do not constitute an Event of Default under Section 7.01(k);

(f)

easements, zoning restrictions, rights-of-way and similar encumbrances on real property imposed by law or arising in the ordinary course of business that do not secure any monetary obligations and do not materially detract from the value of the affected property or interfere with the ordinary conduct of business of Parent or any Subsidiary;

(g)

Liens that are contractual rights of set-off;

(h)

deposits of cash, cash equivalents and Permitted Investments and other cash equivalents with a trustee or a similar representative made to defease or to satisfy and discharge any debt securities; and

(i)

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provided that, except as set forth in clauses (c)(ii), (d)(ii) and (h) above, the term “Permitted Encumbrances” shall not include any Lien securing Indebtedness.

Permitted Holders” means any one or more of (a) Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, (b) a Liberty Successor, (c) John C. Malone or Gregory B. Maffei, (d) each of the respective Affiliated Holders of the persons referred to in clause (c) of this definition and (e) any Affiliates of one or more of the Persons referred to in clause (a), (b), (c) or (d) of this definition.

Permitted Investments” means:

(a)

direct obligations of the United States of America (including U.S. Treasury bills, notes and bonds) that are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States of America;

(b)

direct obligations of any agency of the United States of America that are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States of America and direct obligations of United States of America government-sponsored enterprises (including the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation) that are rated the same as direct obligations of the United States of America;

(c)

direct obligations of, and obligations fully guaranteed by, any State of the United States of America that, on the date of acquisition, are rated investment grade by Moody’s or by S&P, including any such obligations that are in the form of general obligation and revenue notes and bonds, insured bonds (including all insured bonds having, on the date of acquisition, a credit rating of Aaa by Moody’s and AAA by S&P) and refunded bonds (reissued bonds collateralized by U.S. Treasury securities);

(d)

Indebtedness of any county or other local governmental body within the United States of America having, on the date of acquisition, a credit rating of Aaa by Moody’s andor AAA by S&P, or Auction Rate Securities, Tax-Exempt Commercial Paper or Variable Rate Demand Notes issued by such bodies that is, on the date of acquisition, rated at least A3/P-1/VMIG-1 by Moody’s andor A-/A-1/SP-1 by S&P;

(e)

non-US Dollar denominated indebtedness of other sovereign countries having, on the date of acquisition, a credit rating of Aaa by Moody’s andor AAA by S&P;

(f)

non-US Dollar denominated indebtedness of government agencies having, on the date of acquisition, a credit rating of Aaa by Moody’s andor AAA by S&P;

(g)

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TBA (“To-Be-Announced”) basis must have a settlement date of less than three months from date of purchase;

(h)

collateralized mortgage obligations of the United States of America and/or any agency thereof that are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States of America;

(i)

commercial paper issued by any corporation or bank having a maturity of nine months or less and having, on the date of acquisition, a credit rating of at least P1 or the equivalent thereof from Moody’s and A1 or the equivalent thereof from S&P;

(j)

money market investments, bankers acceptances, certificates of deposit, notes or time deposits and other like instruments, in each case issued by any domestic bank that has a combined capital and surplus and undivided profits of not less than US$500,000,000;

(k)

money market investments, deposits, bankers acceptances, certificates of deposit, notes and other like instruments, in each case directly guaranteed by any commercial bank organized under the laws of the Republic of Singapore, the People’s Republic of China, the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the Republic of Indonesia or of a member nation of the European Union or the OECD which has a combined capital and surplus and undivided profits of not less than US$500,000,000, denominated in US Dollars, Sterling, Euro, Canadian Dollars, Australian Dollars, Norwegian Kroner, Swiss Francs, Japanese Yen, Singapore Dollars, Renminbi, Brazilian Reals, Russian Rubles, Indian Rupees or Indonesian Rupiahs;

(l)

direct obligations of corporations, banks or financial entities and agencies, including medium term notes (MTN) and bonds, structured notes and Eurodollar/Yankee notes and bonds, in each case having, on the date of acquisition, a credit rating of at least Baa1 from Moody’s or BBB+ from S&P;

(m)

repurchase and reverse repurchase agreements for securities described in clauses (a) through (c) above with a financial institution described in clause (j) or (k) above;

(n)

asset-backed securities that are, on the date of acquisition, rated BBB+ by S&P or Baa1 by Moody’s;

(o)

money market funds and mutual funds consisting primarily of investments described in clauses (a) through (n) above, in each case having a credit rating of at least Aaa from Moody’s or AAA from S&P, and in each case having at least US$500,000,000 of assets under management; and

(p)

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investments and approved in writing by the Administrative Agent (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned).

“Permitted Structured Repurchase Transaction” means any forward purchase or accelerated share repurchase transaction relating to Parent’s Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Equity Interests) for which Parent or any Borrowing Subsidiary that is a Domestic Subsidiary is the purchaser, a call or capped call option relating to Parent’s Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Equity Interests) purchased by Parent or any Borrowing Subsidiary that is a Domestic Subsidiary, and/or a put or put spread option relating to Parent’s Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Equity Interests) sold by Parent or any Borrowing Subsidiary that is a Domestic Subsidiary and/or any other structured equity repurchase transaction similar to any of the foregoing in respect of Parent’s Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Equity Interests), in each case (a) presented to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders by Parent and to which the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders have consented and (b) entered into by Parent or any Borrowing Subsidiary that is a Domestic Subsidiary with a leading dealer in the market in respect of such transactions (each, a “Structured Repurchase Dealer”); provided that such transaction is a Swap Agreement and will be entered into between Parent or any Borrowing Subsidiary that is a Domestic Subsidiary and a Structured Repurchase Dealer under or otherwise pursuant to an ISDA Master Agreement and there shall be no “Credit Support Annex”, “Credit Support Document”, “Credit Support Provider”, security, Guarantee or other credit support with respect thereto, in each case provided by Parent or any Subsidiary or any of their respective Affiliates.

“Permitted Warrant Transaction” means any call option, warrant or contractual right to purchase Parent’s Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Equity Interests) sold by Parent or any Borrowing Subsidiary that is a Domestic Subsidiary to the Hedge Provider substantially concurrently with any purchase by Parent or any Borrowing Subsidiary that is a Domestic Subsidiary of a related Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction from the Hedge Provider for which the strike price (or the analogous term defined therein) is greater than the strike price (or the analogous term defined therein) for the Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction; provided that such call option, warrant or contractual right will be entered into between Parent or any Borrowing Subsidiary that is a Domestic Subsidiary and the Hedge Provider under or otherwise pursuant to an ISDA Master Agreement and there shall be no “Credit Support Annex”, “Credit Support Documentation”, “Credit Support Provider”, security, Guarantee or other credit support with respect thereto, in each case, provided by Parent or any Subsidiary or any of their respective Affiliates.

Person” means any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, association, company, partnership, Governmental Authority or other entity.

 


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Plan” means any employee pension benefit plan (other than a Multiemployer Plan) subject to the provisions of Title IV of ERISA or Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA that is maintained, sponsored or contributed to by Parent or any ERISA Affiliate.

Prime Rate” means the rate of interest per annum publicly announced from time to time by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.last quoted by The Wall Street Journal as the “Prime Rate” in the United States of America or, if The Wall Street Journal ceases to quote such rate, the highest per annum interest rate published by the Board of Governors in Federal Reserve Statistical Release H.15 (519) (Selected Interest Rates) as itsthe “bank prime loan” rate in effect at its principal office in New York Cityor, if such rate is no longer quoted therein, any similar rate quoted therein (as determined by the Administrative Agent) or any similar release by the Board of Governors (as determined by the Administrative Agent).  Each change in the Prime Rate shall be effective from and including the date such change is publicly announced or quoted as being effective.

Priority Indebtedness” means, as of any date, without duplication, (a) the aggregate principal amount of all Indebtedness then outstanding in reliance on Section 6.01(pb)(xvii), (b) the aggregate principal amount of all Indebtedness of the Loan Parties then outstanding that is secured by Liens permitted under Section 6.02(lb)(xiii), (c) the aggregate amount of Attributable Debt under all Sale/Leaseback Transactions then outstanding and (d) the aggregate amount of all Securitization Transactions then outstanding.

Pro Forma Capped Adjustments” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 1.04(b).

“PTE” means a prohibited transaction class exemption issued by the U.S. 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).

“QFC Credit Support” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.20.

Quotation Date” means (a) with respect to any currency (other than Sterling and Euro) for any Interest Period, two Business Days prior to the first day of such Interest Period, (b) with respect to Sterling for any Interest Period, the first day of such Interest Period and (c) with respect to Euro for any Interest Period, the day two TARGET Days before the first day of such Interest Period, in each case unless market practice differs in the Relevant Interbank Market for any currency, in which case the Quotation Date for such currency shall be determined by the Applicable Agent in accordance with market practice for such loans priced by reference to rates quoted in the Relevant Interbank Market (and if quotations would normally be given by leading

 


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banks for such loans priced by reference to rates quoted in the Relevant Interbank Market on more than one day, the Quotation Date shall be the last of those days).

Recipient” means any Agent, any Lender and any Issuing Bank.

Reference Period” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of the term “Consolidated EBITDA”.

Register” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(b)(iv).

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

Relevant Interbank Market” means (a) with respect to any currency (other than Euros), the London interbank market, and (b) with respect to Euros, the European interbank market.

Required Lenders” means, at any time, Lenders having Revolving Credit Exposures, Incremental Term Loans and unused Commitments representing more than 50% of the sum of the total Revolving Credit Exposures, outstanding Incremental Term Loans and unused Commitments at such time.  For purposes of this definition, the Swingline Exposure of any Revolving Lender that is the Swingline Lender shall be deemed to exclude that portion of its Swingline Exposure that exceeds its Combined Tranche Percentage of the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Swingline Loans, and the unused Revolving Commitment of any such Lender shall be determined without regard to any such excess amount.

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

Restricted Payment” means any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property) with respect to any Equity Interests in Parent or any Subsidiary, or any payment or distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property), including any sinking fund or similar deposit, on account of the purchase, redemption, retirement, acquisition, exchange, conversion, cancellation or termination of any such Equity Interests in Parent or any Subsidiary; provided that, with respect to any conversion or exchange of Indebtedness that is convertible into or exchangeable for Equity Interests in Parent (and cash in lieu of fractional shares) and/or cash in an amount determined by reference to the price of such Equity Interests, (a) payments and distributions in Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Equity Interests) in Parent (and of cash in lieu of fractional shares) shall not constitute a Restricted Payment and (b) payments of cash in an amount determined by reference to the price of such Equity Interests shall constitute a Restricted Payment.

“Reuters” means Thomson Reuters Corporation, a corporation incorporated under and governed by the Business Corporations Act (Ontario), Canada, Refinitiv or, in each case, a successor thereto.

 


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Revolving Availability Period” means the period from and including the Original Effective Date to but excluding the earlier of the Revolving Maturity Date and the date of termination of the Revolving Commitments.

Revolving Commitment” means a European Tranche Revolving Commitment or a US Tranche Revolving Commitment or any combination thereof, as the context requires.  The aggregate amount of the Lenders’ Revolving Commitments as of the FirstSecond Amendment Effective Date is US$1,200,000,0001,000,000,000.

Revolving Credit Exposure” means, with respect to any Revolving Lender at any time, the sum at such time of such Lender’s US Tranche Revolving Exposure and European Tranche Revolving Exposure; provided that for purposes of this definition, the Swingline Exposure of any Lender that is the Swingline Lender shall be deemed to exclude that portion of its Swingline Exposure that exceeds its Combined Tranche Percentage of the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Swingline Loans.

Revolving Lender” means a European Tranche Revolving Lender or a US Tranche Revolving Lender or any combination thereof, as the context requires.

Revolving Loan” means a European Tranche Revolving Loan or a US Tranche Revolving Loan or any combination thereof, as the context requires.

Revolving Maturity Date” means the date that is five years after the First Amendment Effective Date.

S&P” means Standard & Poor’sS&P Global Ratings Group, a division of S&P Global Inc., andor any successor to its rating agency business.

Sale/Leaseback Transaction” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.03.

Sanctioned Country” means, at any time, a country, region or territory which is itself, or whose government is, the subject or target of any Sanctions (as of the FirstSecond Amendment Effective Date, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria).

Sanctioned Person” means, at any time, (a) any Person listed in any Sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury or the U.S. Department of State, or by the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any European Union member state or Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom, (b) any Person operating, organized or resident in a Sanctioned Country or (c) any Person owned or controlled by any such Person or Persons described in the foregoing clause (a) or (b).

Sanctions” means all economic or financial sanctions or trade embargoes imposed, administered or enforced from time to time by (a) the U.S. government, including those administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S.

 


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Department of the Treasury or the U.S. Department of State, or (b) the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any European Union member state or Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom.

Screen Rate” means (a) in respect of the LIBO Rate for any currency for any Interest Period or in respect of any determination of the Alternate Base Rate pursuant to clause (c) of the definition thereof, a rate per annum equal to the London interbank offered rate as administered by the ICE Benchmark Administration (or any other Person that takes over the administration of such rate) for deposits in suchthe applicable currency (for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period) with a term equivalent to the relevant period as displayed on the Reuters screen page that displays such rate (currently LIBOR01 or LIBOR02) (or, in the event such rate does not appear on a page of the Reuters screen, on the applicable page of such other information service that publishes such rate as shall be selected by the Applicable Agent from time to time), and (b) in respect of the EURIBO Rate for any Interest Period, the percentage per annum determined by the European Money Market Institute (or any other Person that takes over the administration of such rate) for such Interest Period as set forth on the Reuters screen page that displays such rate (currently EURIBOR01) (or, in the event such rate does not appear on a page of the Reuters screen, on the applicable page of such other information service that publishes such rate as shall be selected by the Applicable Agent from time to time); provided that (i) if, as to any currency, no Screen Rate shall be available for a particular Interest Period but Screen Rates shall be available for maturities both longer and shorter than such Interest Period, then the Screen Rate for such Interest Period shall be the Interpolated Screen Rate, and (ii) if any Screen Rate, determined as provided above, would be less than zero1.00%, such Screen Rate shall be deemed to be zero1.00% for all purposes of this Agreement.  

SEC” means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

“Second Amendment” means that certain Second Amendment, dated as of May 5, 2020, to this Agreement.

“Second Amendment Effective Date” means May 5, 2020.

“Secured Parties” means, collectively, (a) the Administrative Agent and the London Agent, (b) the Arrangers, (c) the Lenders, (d) the Issuing Banks, (e) each provider of Cash Management Services the obligations under which constitute Designated Cash Management Obligations, (f) each counterparty to any Swap Agreement the obligations under which constitute Designated Swap Obligations, (g) the beneficiaries of each indemnification obligation undertaken by any Loan Party under any Loan Document, (h) the holder of any other Obligation and (i) the successors and permitted assigns of any of the foregoing.

Securities Act” means the United States Securities Act of 1933.

Securitization Transaction” means any transfer by Parent or any Subsidiary of accounts receivable or interests therein (a) to a trust, partnership,

 


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corporation or other entity, which transfer is funded in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by the incurrence or issuance by the transferee or any successor transferee of Indebtedness, fractional undivided interests or securities that are to receive payments from, or that represent interests in, the cash flow derived from such accounts receivable or interests, or (b) directly, or indirectly through a special purpose vehicle, to one or more investors or other purchasers.  The amount of any Securitization Transaction shall be deemed at any time to be the aggregate principal or stated amount of the Indebtedness, fractional undivided interests or other securities referred to in the preceding sentence or, if there shall be no such principal or stated amount, the uncollected amount of the accounts receivable or interests therein transferred pursuant to such Securitization Transaction net of any such accounts receivable or interests therein that have been written off as uncollectible and/or any discount (but not in excess of the discount that would be usual and customary for securitization transactions of this type in light of the then prevailing market conditions) in the purchase price therefor.  For purposes of Section 6.02 only, a Securitization Transaction shall be deemed to be secured by a Lien on the accounts receivable or interests therein that are subject thereto, and such accounts receivable and interests shall be deemed to be assets of Parent and the Subsidiaries.

“Security Documents” means (a) the Collateral Agreement, (b) the IP Collateral Agreements and (c) each other security agreement or other instrument or document executed and delivered by or on behalf of any Loan Party pursuant to this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents in order to grant to, or perfect in favor of, the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, a Lien on any property of such Loan Party as security for the Obligations.

Series” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21(b).

“Specified Disposition” means any sale, transfer or other disposition of the assets, liabilities, operations and business of any of the lines of business identified in the Disclosure Letter dated the Second Amendment Effective Date and executed and delivered by Parent to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders on the Second Amendment Effective Date and/or the Equity Interests in Subsidiaries of Parent that comprise any such line of business.

Specified Foreign Subsidiary” means (a) any CFC, (b) any CFC Domestic Holdco and (c) any subsidiary of any CFC or any CFC Domestic Holdco.

Specified Time” means (a) with respect to the LIBO Rate, 11:00 a.m., London time, and (b) with respect to the EURIBO Rate, 11:00 a.m., FrankfurtBrussels time.

Statutory Reserve Rate” means a fraction (expressed as a decimal), the numerator of which is the number one and the denominator of which is the number one minus the aggregate of the maximum reserve (including any marginal, special, emergency or supplemental reserves) established by the Board of Governors to which the Administrative Agent is subject for eurocurrency funding (currently referred to as “Eurocurrency Liabilities” in Regulation D of the Board of Governors).  Such reserve

 


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percentages shall include those imposed pursuant to Regulation D of the Board of Governors.  Eurocurrency Loans shall be deemed to constitute eurocurrency funding and to be subject to such reserve requirements without benefit of or credit for proration, exemptions or offsets that may be available from time to time to any Lender under any applicable law, rule or regulation, including Regulation D.  The Statutory Reserve Rate shall be adjusted automatically on and as of the effective date of any change in any reserve percentage.

Sterling” or “£” means the lawful currency of the United Kingdom.

Subsequent Borrowings” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.09(d)(ii).

subsidiary” means, with respect to any Person (the “parent”) at any date, any corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association or other entity the accounts of which would be consolidated with those of the parent in the parent’s consolidated financial statements if such financial statements were prepared in accordance with GAAP as of such date, as well as any other corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association or other entity of which securities or other ownership interests representing more than 50% of the equity or more than 50% of the ordinary voting power or, in the case of a partnership, more than 50% of the general partnership interests are, as of such date, owned, controlled or held by the parent or one or more subsidiaries of the parent or by the parent and one or more subsidiaries of the parent.

Subsidiary” means any subsidiary of Parent. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth herein, The TripAdvisor Charitable Foundation, a non-profit Delaware corporation, shall not, for so long as it constitutes a charitable organization, be deemed to be a Subsidiary for purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.

Subsidiary Loan Party” means each Subsidiary that is a party to aboth the Guarantee Agreement and, prior to the Collateral Release Date, the Collateral Agreement.

“Supplemental Perfection Certificate” means a certificate in the form of Exhibit J or any other form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and Parent.

“Supported QFC” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.20.

Swap Agreement” means any agreement with respect to any swap, forward, future or derivative transaction or option or similar agreement involving, or settled by reference to, one or more rates, currencies, commodities, equity or debt instruments or securities, or economic, financial or pricing indices or measures of economic, financial or pricing risk or value or any similar transaction or any combination of these transactions, including any Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction, any Permitted Warrant Transaction or any Permitted Structured Repurchase Transaction; provided that no phantom stock or similar plan providing for payments

 


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only on account of services provided by current or former directors, officers, employees or consultants of Parent or the Subsidiaries shall be a Swap Agreement.

“Swap Obligation” means 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.

Swingline Exposure” means, at any time, the aggregate principal amount of all Swingline Loans outstanding at such time.  The Swingline Exposure of any Revolving Lender at any time shall be the sum of (a) its Combined Tranche Percentage of the aggregate principal amount of all Swingline Loans outstanding at such time (excluding, in the case of the Swingline Lender, Swingline Loans made by it that are outstanding at such time to the extent that the other Revolving Lenders shall not have funded their participations in such Swingline Loans), adjusted to give effect to any reallocation under Section 2.20 of the Swingline Exposure of Defaulting Lenders in effect at such time, and (b) in the case of the Swingline Lender, the aggregate principal amount of all Swingline Loans made by such Lender outstanding at such time to the extent that the other Revolving Lenders shall not have funded their participation in such Swingline Loans.

Swingline Lender” means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., in its capacity as lender of Swingline Loans hereunder.

Swingline Loan” means a Loan made pursuant to Section 2.05.

Syndication Agents” means Bank of America, N.A., BMO Capital Markets Corp., BNP Paribas Securities Corp., SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. and U.S. Bank National Association, in their capacities as co-syndication agents for the credit facilities provided for herein.

Synthetic Lease Obligations” of any Person means the obligations of such Person to pay rent or other amounts under any lease of (or other arrangement conveying the right to use) real or personal property, or a combination thereof, under a synthetic, off-balance sheet or tax retention lease, including any financing lease or other agreement for the use or possession of property creating obligations that do not appear on the balance sheet of such Person but which are characterized as the indebtedness of such Person for US tax purposes (without regard to accounting treatment), and the amount of such obligations shall be the capitalized amount thereof that would appear on a balance sheet of such Person under GAAP if such lease were accounted for as a capital lease.

TARGET Day” means any day on which both (a) the Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross Settlement Express Transfer (TARGET2) payment system (or, if such payment system ceases to be operative, such other payment system as shall be determined by the AdministrativeApplicable Agent to be a replacement therefor for purposes hereof) is open for the settlement of payments in Euro and (b) banks in London are open for general business.

 


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

Total Voting Power” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of the term “Change in Control”.

Tranche” means a Class of Revolving Commitments and extensions of credit thereunder.  For purposes hereof, each of the following comprises a separate Tranche:  (a) the US Tranche Revolving Commitments, the US Tranche Revolving Loans and participations in Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans attributable to the US Tranche Revolving Commitments and (b) the European Tranche Revolving Commitments, the European Tranche Revolving Loans and participations in Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans attributable to the European Tranche Revolving Commitments.  The categories of Revolving Commitments and extensions of credit described under clauses (a) and (b) above are referred to, respectively, as the “US Tranche” and the “European Tranche”.

Tranche Percentage” means, at any time, with respect to any Lender holding any Revolving Commitment or Revolving Loan under the US Tranche or the European Tranche, such Lender’s US Tranche Percentage or European Tranche Percentage, as applicable, at such time.

Transactions” means (a) the execution, delivery and performance by the Loan Parties of the Loan Documents, (b) the satisfaction of the Guarantee and Collateral Requirement and (c) the borrowing of Loans, the use of the proceeds thereof and the issuance of Letters of Credit hereunder.

TripAdvisor Holdings” means TripAdvisor Holdings, LLC, a Massachusetts limited liability company and a Wholly Owned Subsidiary.

TripAdvisor LLC” means TripAdvisor LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a Wholly Owned Subsidiary.

Type”, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether the rate of interest on such Loan, or on the Loans comprising such Borrowing, is determined by reference to the Adjusted LIBO Rate, the LIBO Rate, the EURIBO Rate or the Alternate Base Rate.

UCP” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits, International Chamber of Commerce Publication No. 600 (or such later version thereof as may be in effect at the time of issuance).

“UK Financial Institution” means any BRRD Undertaking (as such term is defined under the PRA Rulebook (as amended from 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

 


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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 Loan Party” means any Borrower or any other Loan Party (a) that is organized or formed under the laws of the United Kingdom or (b) payments from which under this Agreement or any other Loan Document are  from sources within the United Kingdom for United Kingdom income tax purposes and subject to withholding Taxes imposed by the laws of the United Kingdom.

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

Undisclosed Administration” means, with respect to any Lender, the appointment of an administrator or other similar supervisory official by a supervisory authority or regulator pursuant to the law of the country where such Lender is subject to home jurisdiction supervision if the applicable law of such country requires that such appointment not be publicly disclosed (and such appointment has not been publicly disclosed).

Unrestricted Cash” means, as of any date with respect to any Person, cash and, Permitted Investments and other cash equivalents directly owned on such date by such Person, as such amount would appear on a consolidated balance sheet of such Person prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP,; provided that (a) such cash and, Permitted Investments and other cash equivalents do not appear (and would not be required to appear) as “restricted” on a consolidated balance sheet of such Person prepared in accordance with GAAP and (b) such cash and, Permitted Investments and other cash equivalents are free and clear of all Liens, other than nonconsensual Permitted Encumbrances and Liens created under the Loan Documents.

US Dollar Equivalent” means, on any date of determination, (a) with respect to any amount in US Dollars, such amount, and (b) with respect to any amount in any currency other than US Dollars, the equivalent in US Dollars of such amount, determined by the Administrative Agent using the Exchange Rate or the LC Exchange Rate, as applicable, with respect to such currency in effect for such amount on such date.  The US Dollar Equivalent at any time of the amount of any Letter of Credit, LC Disbursement or Loan denominated in any currency other than US Dollars shall be the amount most recently determined as provided in Section 1.05(b).

US Dollars” or “US$” refers to lawful money of the United States of America.

US Person” means a “United States person” within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.

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US Tranche” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of the term “Tranche”.

US Tranche Percentage” means, at any time, with respect to any US Tranche Revolving Lender, the percentage of the total US Tranche Revolving Commitments represented by such Lender’s US Tranche Revolving Commitment at such time.  If the US Tranche Revolving Commitments have terminated or expired, the US Tranche Percentages shall be determined based upon the US Tranche Revolving Commitments most recently in effect, giving effect to any assignments.

US Tranche Revolving Commitment” means, with respect to each Lender, the commitment, if any, of such Lender to make US Tranche Revolving Loans and to acquire participations in Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans, expressed as an amount representing the maximum aggregate permitted amount of such Lender’s US Tranche Revolving Exposure hereunder, as such commitment may be (a) reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to Section 2.09 and (b) reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to assignments by or to such Lender pursuant to Section 9.04.  The initial amount of each Lender’s US Tranche Revolving Commitment is set forth on Schedule 2.01 or in the Assignment and Assumption or the Incremental Facility Agreement pursuant to which such Lender shall have assumed or provided its US Tranche Revolving Commitment, as applicable.  The aggregate amount of the Lenders’ US Tranche Revolving Commitments as of the FirstSecond Amendment Effective Date is zero.

US Tranche Revolving Exposure” means, at any time, the sum of (a) the aggregate principal amount of the US Tranche Revolving Loans outstanding at such time, (b) the US Tranche Share of the LC Exposure at such time and (c) the US Tranche Share of the Swingline Exposure at such time.  The US Tranche Revolving Exposure of any Lender at any time shall be such Lender’s US Tranche Percentage of the total US Tranche Revolving Exposure at such time, adjusted to give effect to any reallocation under Section 2.20 of the LC Exposure and Swingline Exposure of Defaulting Lenders in effect at such time; provided that in the case of the Lender that is the Swingline Lender, its US Tranche Revolving Exposure shall be (i) determined without giving effect to clause (c) above and (ii) increased by the full amount of its Swingline Exposure determined in accordance with the definition of such term.

US Tranche Revolving Lender” means a Lender with a US Tranche Revolving Commitment or US Tranche Revolving Exposure.

US Tranche Revolving Loan” means a Loan made pursuant to Section 2.01(b).  Each US Tranche Revolving Loan shall be an ABR Loan or a Eurocurrency Loan.

US Tranche Share” means, at any time, a percentage determined by dividing the aggregate amount of the US Tranche Revolving Commitments at such time by the aggregate amount of the Revolving Commitments at such time.

 


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USA Patriot Act” means the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (Title III of Pub. L. No. 107-56 (signed into law October 26, 2001)).

Wholly Owned Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary all the Equity Interests in which (other than directors’ qualifying shares and/or other nominal amounts of Equity Interests that are required under applicable law to be held by Persons other than Parent or the Wholly Owned Subsidiaries) are owned, directly or indirectly, by Parent.

Withdrawal Liability” means liability to a Multiemployer Plan as a result of a complete or partial withdrawal from such Multiemployer Plan, as such terms are defined in Part I of Subtitle E of Title IV of ERISA.

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 U.K. 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 such 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.

SECTION 1.02.Classification of Loans and Borrowings.  For purposes of this Agreement, Loans and Borrowings may be classified and referred to by Class (e.g., a “Revolving Loan” or “Revolving Borrowing”) or by Type (e.g., a “Eurocurrency Loan” or “Eurocurrency Borrowing”) or by Class and Type (e.g., a “Eurocurrency US Tranche Revolving Loan” or “Eurocurrency US Tranche Revolving Borrowing”).

SECTION 1.03.Terms Generally.  The definitions of terms herein shall apply equally to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined.  Whenever the context may require, any pronoun shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms.  The words “include”, “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation”.  The word “will” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word “shall”.  The words “asset” and “property” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect and to refer to any and all real and personal, tangible and intangible assets and properties, including cash, securities, accounts and contract rights.  The word “law” shall be construed as referring to all statutes, rules, regulations, codes and other laws (including official rulings and interpretations thereunder having the force of law or with which affected Persons customarily comply), and all judgments, orders, writs and decrees, of all Governmental Authorities.  Except as otherwise provided herein and unless the context requires otherwise, (a) any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document herein (including to this Agreement or any other Loan

 


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Document) shall be construed as referring to such agreement, instrument or other document as from time to time amended, supplemented or otherwise modified (subject to any restrictions on such amendments, supplements or modifications set forth herein), (b) any definition of or reference to any statute, rule or regulation shall be construed as referring thereto as from time to time amended, supplemented or otherwise modified (including by succession of comparable successor laws), (c) any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s successors and assigns (subject to any restrictions on assignment set forth herein) and, in the case of any Governmental Authority, any other Governmental Authority that shall have succeeded to any or all functions thereof, (d) the words “herein”, “hereof” and “hereunder”, and words of similar import, shall be construed to refer to this Agreement in its entirety and not to any particular provision hereof, (e) references herein to “the date hereof”, “the date of this Agreement” or words of similar import shall be deemed to refer to the Original Effective Date and (f) all references herein to Articles, Sections, Exhibits and Schedules shall be construed to refer to Articles and Sections of, and Exhibits and Schedules to, this Agreement.

SECTION 1.04.Accounting Terms; GAAP; Pro Forma Calculations.  (a)  Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all terms of an accounting or financial nature used herein shall be construed in accordance with GAAP as in effect from time to time; provided that (i) if Parent notifies the Administrative Agent that Parent requests an amendment to any provision hereof to eliminate the effect of any change occurring after the date hereof in GAAP or in the application thereof on the operation of such provision (or if the Administrative Agent notifies Parent that the Required Lenders request an amendment to any provision hereof for such purpose), regardless of whether any such notice is given before or after such change in GAAP or in the application thereof, then such provision shall be interpreted on the basis of GAAP as in effect and applied immediately before such change shall have become effective until such notice shall have been withdrawn or such provision amended in accordance herewith and (ii) notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, all terms of an accounting or financial nature used herein shall be construed, and all computations of amounts and ratios referred to herein shall be made, (A) without giving effect to any election under Accounting Standards Codification 825 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification having a similar result or effect and related interpretations) to value any Indebtedness of Parent or any Subsidiary at “fair value”, as defined therein, (B) without giving effect to any treatment of Indebtedness in respect of convertible debt instruments under Accounting Standards Codification 470-20 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification having a similar result or effect) to value any such Indebtedness in a reduced or bifurcated manner as described therein, and such Indebtedness shall at all times be valued at the full stated principal amount thereof, (C) without giving effect to any valuation of Indebtedness below its full stated principal amount as a result of application of Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Update No. 2015-03, it being agreed that Indebtedness shall at all times be valued at the full stated principal amount thereof, and (D) without giving effect to any change to GAAP occurring after the Original Effective Date in accounting for leases as a result of the implementation of  Financialadoption of any of the provisions set forth in the Accounting Standards Board ASU No.Update 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board in February 2016, or any other proposalsamendments to the Accounting Standards Codifications issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board

 


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in connection therewith, in each case to the extentif such implementationchange would require treating any lease (or similar arrangement conveying the recognition of right to -of-use) as a capital assets and lease where such lease (liabilities for leases or similar arrangement)agreements that would not have been required to be so treatedbe classified as capital leases under GAAP as in effect onprior to the Original Effective Date.

(b)All pro forma computations required to be made hereunder giving effect to any Material Acquisition, Material Disposition, restructuring, business optimization initiative or other transaction shall reflect on a pro forma basis such event and, to the extent applicable, the historical earnings and cash flows associated with the assets acquired or disposed of and any related incurrence or reduction of Indebtedness, all in accordance with Article 11 of Regulation S-X under the Securities Act, and, in the case of Material Acquisitions, Material Dispositions, restructurings and business optimization initiatives, may also reflect (i) any projected synergies or similar benefits (net of continuing associated expenses) expected to be realized as a result of such event to the extent such synergies or similar benefits would be permitted to be reflected in financial statements prepared in compliance with Article 11 of Regulation S-X under the Securities Act and (ii) any other demonstrable cost-savings and other adjustments (net of continuing associated expenses) not included in the foregoing clause (i) (including, without limitation, pro forma “run rate” cost savings, operating expense reductions and restructurings) that are reasonably identifiable and projected by Parent in good faith to result from actions that have been taken or with respect to which substantial steps have been taken or are expected to be taken (in the good faith determination of Parent) within 12 months after such Material Acquisitionevent is consummated or implemented and which are so set forth in a certificate of a Financial Officer of Parent; provided that (A) projected (and not yet realized) cost-savings and other adjustments may no longer be added pursuant to this paragraph after 18 months after the consummation or implementation of the applicable Material Acquisitionevent, (B) all adjustments pursuant to this paragraph will be without duplication of any amounts that are otherwise included or added back in computing Consolidated EBITDA in accordance with the definition of such term, (C) the aggregate additions to Consolidated EBITDA, for any period being tested, pursuant to clause (ii) above (the “Pro Forma Capped Adjustments”), together with the aggregate amount of all other Capped Adjustments for such period, shall not exceed 15% of Consolidated EBITDA for such period determined prior to giving effect to any addback for any Capped Adjustments and (D) if any cost savings or other adjustments included in any pro forma calculations based on the anticipation that such cost savings or other adjustments will be achieved within such 18-month period shall at any time cease to be reasonably anticipated by Parent to be so achieved, then, on and after such time, pro forma calculations required to be made hereunder shall not reflect such cost savings or other adjustments.

SECTION 1.05.Currency Translation.  (a)  For purposes of any determination under Section 6.01, 6.02, 6.03, 6.12, 7.01(f), 7.01(g) or 7.01(k), all amounts incurred, outstanding or proposed to be incurred or outstanding in currencies other than US

 


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Dollars shall be translated into US Dollars at currency exchange rates in effect on the date of such determination; provided that no Default or Event of Default shall arise as a result of any limitation set forth in US Dollars in Section 6.01, 6.02 or, 6.03 or 6.12 being exceeded solely as a result of changes in currency exchange rates from those rates applicable at the time or times Indebtedness, Liens or, Sale/Leaseback Transactions or Investments were initially consummated in reliance on the exceptions under such Sections.  For purposes of any determination under Sections 6.05 and 6.08, the amount of each payment, disposition or other applicable transaction denominated in a currency other than US Dollars shall be translated into US Dollars at the applicable currency exchange rate in effect on the date of the consummation thereof.  Such currency exchange rates shall be determined in good faith by Parent.  For purposes of SectionSections 6.10 and 6.11 and the related definitions, amounts in currencies other than US Dollars shall be translated into US Dollars at the currency exchange rates then most recently used in preparing Parent’s consolidated financial statements.

(b)(i)  The Administrative Agent shall determine the US Dollar Equivalent of any Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency as of the date of the issuance thereof and on the first Business Day of each calendar month on which such Letter of Credit is outstanding, in each case using the Exchange Rate in effect on the date of determination, and each such amount shall be the US Dollar Equivalent of such Letter of Credit until the next required calculation thereof pursuant to this Section.  The Administrative Agent shall in addition determine the US Dollar Equivalent of any Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency as provided in Sections 2.06(e) and 2.06(l).

(ii)The Applicable Agent shall determine the US Dollar Equivalent of any Borrowing denominated in an Alternative Currency on or about the date of the commencement of the initial Interest Period therefor and as of the date of the commencement of each subsequent Interest Period therefor, in each case using the Exchange Rate in effect on the date of determination, and each such amount shall, except as provided in the next sentence, be the US Dollar Equivalent of such Borrowing until the next required calculation thereof pursuant to this Section.  The Administrative Agent shall in addition determine the US Dollar Equivalent of any Revolving Borrowing denominated in an Alternative Currency as of the CAM Exchange Date, and such amount shall be the US Dollar Equivalent of such Revolving Borrowing for all purposes of Section 7.02.

(iii)The Applicable Agent may also determine the US Dollar Equivalent of any Borrowing or Letters of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency as of such other dates as such Applicable Agent shall determine, in each case using the Exchange Rate in effect on the date of determination, and each such amount shall be the US Dollar Equivalent of such Borrowing or Letter of Credit until the next calculation thereof pursuant to this Section.

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SECTION 1.06.Interest Rates; LIBOR Notification

.  The interest rate on a Loan denominated in US Dollars or any other applicable currency may be derived from an interest rate benchmark that is, or may in the future become, the subject of regulatory reform.  Regulators have signaled the need to use alternative benchmark reference rates for some of these interest rate benchmarks and, as a result, such interest rate benchmarks may cease to comply with applicable laws and regulations, may be permanently discontinued, and/or the basis on which they are calculated may change.  The London interbank offered rate is intended to represent the rate at which contributing banks may obtain short-term borrowings from each other in the London interbank market.  In July 2017, the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority announced that, after the end of 2021, it would no longer persuade or compel contributing banks to make rate submissions to the ICE Benchmark Administration (together with any successor to the ICE Benchmark Administration, the “IBA”) for purposes of the IBA setting the London interbank offered rate. As a result, it is possible that commencing in 2022, the London interbank offered rate may no longer be available or may no longer be deemed an appropriate reference rate upon which to determine the interest rate on Eurocurrency Loans. In light of this eventuality, public and private sector industry initiatives are currently underway to identify new or alternative reference rates to be used in place of the London interbank offered rate.  In the event that the London interbank offered rate is no longer available or in certain other circumstances as set forth in Section 2.14(b) of this Agreement, such Section 2.14(b) provides a mechanism for determining an alternative rate of interest.  The Administrative Agent will notify Parent, pursuant to Section 2.14(b), of any change to the reference rate upon which the interest rate on Eurocurrency Loans is based.  However, the Administrative Agent does not warrant or accept any responsibility for, and shall not have any liability with respect to, the administration, submission or any other matter related to the London interbank offered rate or other rates in the definition of “Screen Rate” or with respect to any alternative or successor rate thereto, or replacement rate thereof including, without limitation whether the composition or characteristics of any such alternative, successor or replacement reference rate, as it may or may not be adjusted pursuant to Section 2.14(b), will be similar to, or produce the same value or economic equivalence of, the Screen Rate or have the same volume or liquidity as did the applicable Screen Rate prior to its discontinuance or unavailability.

SECTION 1.07.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 and acquired on the first date of its existence by the holders of its Equity Interests at such time.

SECTION 1.08.Most Favored Nation Provision.  Prior to the Collateral Release Date, in the event any indenture or other agreement or instrument evidencing, governing the rights of the holders of or otherwise relating to any Indebtedness incurred by Parent or any Domestic Subsidiary that is a Subsidiary Loan

 


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Party in reliance on Section 6.01(a)(xviii) shall contain restrictive covenants, financial covenants and/or events of default that are more favorable, taken as a whole, to the holders of such Indebtedness than the restrictive covenants, financial covenants and/or events of default set forth in this Agreement (as determined by Parent in good faith) (other than restrictive covenants, financial covenants and events of default that are only applicable after the latest Maturity Date in effect on the date of the incurrence of such Indebtedness), then, in each case, this Agreement shall automatically be deemed to have been amended to incorporate such restrictive covenants, financial covenants and events of default, mutatis mutandis, as if set forth fully herein, without any further action required on the part of any Person; provided that, from and after the Collateral Release Date, any such incorporated restrictive covenant, financial covenant or event of default shall automatically cease to apply and shall be of no further force or effect hereunder or under any other Loan Document.  Parent shall give prompt written notice to the Administrative Agent of the effectiveness of any such indenture or other agreement or instrument, providing to the Administrative Agent true and complete copies thereof, and shall execute any and all further documents and agreements, including amendments hereto, and take all such further actions, as shall be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent to give effect to the provisions of this paragraph.  Prior to the Collateral Release Date, failure by Parent or any Subsidiary to observe or perform any such incorporated restrictive covenant or financial covenant shall constitute an Event of Default under Section 7.01(d).

ARTICLE II

The Credits

SECTION 2.01.Commitments.  (a)  Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each US Tranche Revolving Lender agrees to make from time to time during the Revolving Availability Period to the Borrowers Loans denominated in US Dollars in an aggregate principal amount that will not result in (i) such Lender’s US Tranche Revolving Exposure exceeding such Lender’s US Tranche Revolving Commitment or (ii) the Aggregate US Tranche Revolving Exposure exceeding the Aggregate US Tranche Revolving Commitment.  Within the foregoing limits and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Borrowers may borrow, prepay and reborrow US Tranche Revolving Loans.

(b)Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each European Tranche Revolving Lender agrees to make from time to time during the Revolving Availability Period to the Borrowers Loans denominated in US Dollars, Euro or Sterling in an aggregate principal amount that will not result in (i) such Lender’s European Tranche Revolving Exposure exceeding such Lender’s European Tranche Revolving Commitment or (ii) the Aggregate European Tranche Revolving Exposure exceeding the Aggregate European Tranche Revolving Commitment.  Within the foregoing limits and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Borrowers may borrow, prepay and reborrow European Tranche Revolving Loans.

 


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(c)Incremental Term Commitments of one or more Classes may be established as provided in Section 2.21, and the Incremental Term Loans thereunder shall be made in accordance with such Section.

SECTION 2.02.Loans and Borrowings.  (a)  Each Loan (other than a Swingline Loan) shall be made as part of a Borrowing consisting of Loans of the same Class, Type and currency made by the Lenders ratably in accordance with their respective Commitments of the applicable Class to the same Borrower.  Each Swingline Loan shall be made in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 2.05.  The failure of any Lender to make any Loan required to be made by it shall not relieve any other Lender of its obligations hereunder; provided that the Commitments of the Lenders are several and not joint and no Lender shall be responsible for any other Lender’s failure to make Loans as required.

(b)Subject to Section 2.14, each Borrowing shall be comprised (i) in the case of Borrowings (other than a Swingline Loan) denominated in US Dollars, entirely of ABR Loans or Eurocurrency Loans, as the applicable Borrower may request in accordance herewith, and (ii) in the case of Borrowings denominated in any other currency, entirely of Eurocurrency Loans.  Each Swingline Loan shall be an ABR Loan.  Each Lender at its option may make any Loan by causing any domestic or foreign branch or Affiliate of such Lender to make such Loan; provided that any exercise of such option shall not affect the obligation of the applicable Borrower to repay such Loan in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

(c)At the commencement of each Interest Period for any Eurocurrency Borrowing, such Borrowing shall be in an aggregate amount that is an integral multiple of the Borrowing Multiple and not less than the Borrowing Minimum; provided that a Eurocurrency Borrowing that results from a continuation of an outstanding Eurocurrency Borrowing may be in an aggregate amount that is equal to such outstanding Borrowing.  At the time that each ABR Borrowing is made, such Borrowing shall be in an aggregate amount that is an integral multiple of US$1,000,000 and not less than US$1,000,000; provided that an ABR Revolving Borrowing or, subject to Section 2.05, a Swingline Loan may be in an aggregate amount that is equal to the entire unused balance of the total Commitments of the applicable Class or that is required to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement as contemplated by Section 2.06(e).  Borrowings of more than one Type and Class may be outstanding at the same time; provided that there shall not at any time be more than a total of 10 (or such greater number as may be agreed to by the Administrative Agent) Eurocurrency Borrowings outstanding.

(d)Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the Borrowers shall not be entitled to request, or to elect to convert or continue, any Eurocurrency Borrowing if the Interest Period requested with respect thereto would end after the Maturity Date applicable thereto.

SECTION 2.03.Requests for Borrowings.  To request a Borrowing (other than a Swingline Loan), the applicable Borrower, or Parent on its behalf, shall notifysubmit

 


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a written Borrowing Request, signed by the applicable Borrower, or Parent on its behalf, to the Applicable Agent of such request (a) in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in US Dollars, not later than 11:00 a.m., New York City time, three Business Days before the date of the proposed Borrowing, (b) in the case of a Borrowing denominated in Euro or Sterling, not later than 11:00 a.m., London time, four Business Days before the date of the proposed Borrowing or (c) in the case of an ABR Borrowing, not later than 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on the date of the proposed Borrowing or, in the case of any Incremental Term Loans, such other time as may be specified therefor in the applicable Incremental Facility Agreement.  Each such Borrowing Request shall be made by Electronic Communication to the Applicable Agent of a written Borrowing Request signed by the applicable Borrower, or Parent on its behalf (or, in the case of any Borrowing denominated in US Dollars, by telephone notification, confirmed promptly by Electronic Communication to the Administrative Agent of a written Borrowing Request signed by the applicable Borrower, or Parent on its behalf).  Each such telephonic and written Borrowing Request shall be irrevocable (other than, subject to Section 2.16, in the case of a Borrowing Request for any Incremental Term Loans, where such Borrowing Request may be revoked by the applicable Borrower, or Parent on its behalf, prior to the making of the requested Incremental Term Loans) and shall specify the following information in compliance with Section 2.02:

(a)the Borrower requesting such Borrowing (or on whose behalf Parent is requesting such Borrowing);

(b)whether the requested Borrowing is to be a European Tranche Revolving Borrowing, a US Tranche Revolving Borrowing or a Borrowing of another Class;

(c)the aggregate amount and currency of the requested Borrowing;

(d)the date of such Borrowing, which shall be a Business Day;

(e)if denominated in US Dollars, whether such Borrowing is to be an ABR Borrowing or a Eurocurrency Borrowing;

(f)in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing, the initial Interest Period to be applicable thereto, which shall be a period contemplated by the definition of the term “Interest Period”, and the last day thereof; and

(g)the location and number of the account of the applicable Borrower to which funds are to be disbursed, which shall be reasonably satisfactory to the Applicable Agent, or, in the case of any ABR Revolving Borrowing requested to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement as provided in Section 2.06(e), the identity and the account of the Issuing Bank that had made such LC Disbursement.

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be (i) if denominated in US Dollars, an ABR Borrowing and (ii) if denominated in any other currency, a Eurocurrency Borrowing.  If no Interest Period is specified with respect to any requested Eurocurrency Borrowing, then the applicable Borrower shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month’s duration.  Promptly following receipt of a Borrowing Request in accordance with this Section, the Applicable Agent shall advise each Lender of the applicable Class of the details thereof and of the amount of such Lender’s Loan to be made as part of the requested Borrowing.

SECTION 2.04.Borrowing Subsidiaries.  (a) Parent may designate, subject to the provisions of this Section, any Wholly Owned Subsidiary (other than any Excluded Subsidiary or a Specified Foreign Subsidiary) as a Borrowing Subsidiary by delivery to the Administrative Agent of a Borrowing Subsidiary Agreement executed by such Subsidiary and Parent.  Promptly following receipt of any Borrowing Subsidiary Agreement, the Administrative Agent shall inform each Revolving Lender of the receipt thereof.  Unless any Revolving Lender shall inform the Administrative Agent within 10 Business Days (or, in the case of any such Subsidiary that is a Foreign Subsidiary, 15 Business Days) of the receipt of such notice that it is unlawful for such Revolving Lender to extend credit to such Subsidiary or that such Lender is restricted by internal policies of general applicability from extending credit to Persons organized or located in the jurisdiction in which such Subsidiary is organized or located, such Subsidiary shall for all purposes of this Agreement be a Borrowing Subsidiary and a party to this Agreement; provided that no Subsidiary shall become a Borrowing Subsidiary until each Revolving Lender shall have received all documentation and other information with respect to such Borrowing Subsidiary required by bank regulatory authorities under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the USA PATRIOTPatriot Act and the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, that shall have been requested by such Revolving Lender within the applicable period set forth above following its receipt of such Borrowing Subsidiary Agreement.

(b)Upon the execution by Parent and delivery to the Administrative Agent of a Borrowing Subsidiary Termination with respect to any Borrowing Subsidiary, such Subsidiary shall cease to be a Borrowing Subsidiary hereunder and a party to this Agreement; provided that no Borrowing Subsidiary Termination will become effective as to any Borrowing Subsidiary (other than to terminate such Borrowing Subsidiary’s right to make further Borrowings or obtain Letters of Credit under this Agreement) at a time when any principal of or interest on any Loan to such Borrowing Subsidiary or any Letter of Credit issued for the account of such Borrowing Subsidiary shall be outstanding hereunder.  Promptly following receipt of any Borrowing Subsidiary Termination, the Administrative Agent shall inform each Lender of the receipt thereof.

(c)(c) Each Borrowing Subsidiary hereby irrevocably appoints Parent as its agent for all purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, including (i) the giving and receipt of notices (including any Borrowing Request and any Interest Election Request) and (ii) the execution and delivery of all documents, instruments and certificates contemplated herein.  Each Borrowing Subsidiary hereby acknowledges that any amendment or other

 


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modification to this Agreement or any other Loan Document may be effected as set forth in Section 9.02, that no consent of such Borrowing Subsidiary shall be required to effect any such amendment or other modification and that such Borrowing Subsidiary shall be bound by this Agreement or any other Loan Document (if it is theretofore a party thereto) as so amended or modified.

SECTION 2.05.Swingline Loans.  (a)  Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Swingline Lender agrees to make Loans denominated in US Dollars to the Borrowers from time to time during the Revolving Availability Period in an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding that will not result in (i) the aggregate principal amount of the outstanding Swingline Loans exceeding US$40,000,000, (ii) any Lender’s US Tranche Revolving Exposure exceeding such Lender’s US Tranche Revolving Commitment, (iii) the Aggregate US Tranche Revolving Exposure exceeding the Aggregate US Tranche Revolving Commitment, (iv) any Lender’s European Tranche Revolving Exposure exceeding such Lender’s European Tranche Revolving Commitment or (v) the Aggregate European Tranche Revolving Exposure exceeding the Aggregate European Tranche Revolving Commitment; provided that the Swingline Lender shall not be required to make a Swingline Loan to refinance an outstanding Swingline Loan.  Within the foregoing limits and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Borrowers may borrow, prepay and reborrow Swingline Loans.

(b)To request a Swingline Loan, the applicable Borrower, or Parent on its behalf, shall notify the Administrative Agent of such request by telephone (promptly confirmed by Electronic Communication ofsubmit a written Borrowing Request, signed by the applicable Borrower, or by Parent on its behalf), to the Administrative Agent not later than 2:00 p.m., New York City time, on the day of a proposed Swingline Loan.  Each such telephonic and written Borrowing Request shall be irrevocable and shall specify the requested date (which shall be a Business Day) and the amount of the requested Swingline Loan.  The Administrative Agent will promptly advise the Swingline Lender of any such notice received from, or on behalf of, a Borrower.  The Swingline Lender shall make each Swingline Loan available to the applicable Borrower by means of a credit to the general deposit account of such Borrower with the Swingline Lender (or, in the case of a Swingline Loan requested to be made to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement as provided in Section 2.06(e), by remittance to the account of the applicable Issuing Bank identified in such Borrowing Request) by 3:30 p.m., New York City time, on the requested date of such Swingline Loan.

(c)The Swingline Lender may by written notice given to the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 noon, New York City time, on any Business Day require the Revolving Lenders to acquire participations on such Business Day in all or a portion of the Swingline Loans outstanding.  Such notice shall specify the aggregate principal amount of the Swingline Loans in which the Revolving Lenders will be required to participate.  Promptly upon receipt of such notice, the Administrative Agent will give notice thereof to each Revolving Lender, specifying in such notice such Lender’s Combined Tranche Percentage of such Swingline Loan or Loans.  Each Revolving Lender hereby absolutely and

 


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unconditionally agrees to pay, promptly upon receipt of notice as provided above (and in any event, if such notice is received by 12:00 noon, New York City time, on a Business Day, no later than 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on such Business Day and if received after 12:00 noon, New York City time, on a Business Day, no later than 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on the immediately succeeding Business Day), to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Swingline Lender, such Lender’s Combined Tranche Percentage of such Swingline Loan or Loans.  Each Revolving Lender acknowledges and agrees that, in making any Swingline Loan, the Swingline Lender shall be entitled to rely, and shall not incur any liability for relying, upon the representation and warranty of each Borrower deemed made pursuant to Section 4.02, unless, at least two Business Days prior to the time such Swingline Loan was made, the Majority in Interest of the Revolving Lenders shall have notified the Swingline Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) in writing that, as a result of one or more events or circumstances described in such notice, one or more of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.02 would not be satisfied if such Swingline Loan were then made (it being understood and agreed that, in the event the Swingline Lender shall have received any such notice, it shall have no obligation to make any Swingline Loan until and unless it shall be satisfied that the events and circumstances described in such notice shall have been cured or otherwise shall have ceased to exist).  Each Revolving Lender further acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to acquire participations in Swingline Loans pursuant to this paragraph is absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including the occurrence and continuance of a Default or any reduction or termination of the Revolving Commitments, and that each such payment shall be made without any offset, abatement, withholding or reduction whatsoever.  Each Revolving Lender shall comply with its obligation under this paragraph by wire transfer of immediately available funds, in the same manner as provided in Section 2.07 with respect to Loans made by such Lender (and Section 2.07 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the payment obligations of the Revolving Lenders pursuant to this paragraph), and the Administrative Agent shall promptly pay to the Swingline Lender the amounts so received by it from the Revolving Lenders.  The Administrative Agent shall notify the applicable Borrower of any participations in any Swingline Loan acquired pursuant to this paragraph, and thereafter payments in respect of such Swingline Loan shall be made to the Administrative Agent and not to the Swingline Lender.  Any amounts received by the Swingline Lender from a Borrower (or other Person on behalf of a Borrower) in respect of a Swingline Loan after receipt by the Swingline Lender of the proceeds of a sale of participations therein shall be promptly remitted to the Administrative Agent; any such amounts received by the Administrative Agent shall be promptly remitted by the Administrative Agent to the Revolving Lenders that shall have made their payments pursuant to this paragraph and to the Swingline Lender, as their interests may appear; provided that any such payment so remitted shall be repaid to the Swingline Lender or to the Administrative Agent, as applicable, if and to the extent such payment is required to be refunded to a Borrower for any reason.  The purchase of participations in a

 


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Swingline Loan pursuant to this paragraph shall not relieve a Borrower of any default in the payment thereof.

SECTION 2.06.Letters of Credit.  (a)  General.  Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Borrower may request the issuance ofany Issuing Bank to issue Letters of Credit for its own account, in a form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the applicablesuch Issuing Bank, at any time and from time to time during the Revolving Availability Period.  In the event of any inconsistency between the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the terms and conditions of any form of letter of credit application or other agreement submitted by a Borrower to, or entered into by a Borrower with, an Issuing Bank relating to any Letter of Credit, the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall control.  The Existing Letters of Credit will, for all purposes of this Agreement (including paragraphs (d) and (e) of this Section), be deemed to have been issued hereunder on the Original Effective Date and will, for all purposes of this Agreement, constitute Letters of Credit.  This SectionAn Issuing Bank shall not be construed to impose anunder any obligation upon any Issuing Bank to issue, amend or extend any Letter of Credit if (i) any order, judgment or decree of any Governmental Authority or arbitrator shall by its terms purport to enjoin or restrain such Issuing Bank from issuing, amending or extending such Letter of Credit, or any law applicable to such Issuing Bank or any request, rule, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over such Issuing Bank shall prohibit, or request that such Issuing Bank refrain from, the issuance of letters of credit generally or such Letter of Credit in particular or, in the case of any Borrowing Subsidiary designated as such after the date hereof, shall impose upon such Issuing Bank with respect to such Letter of Credit any restriction, reserve or capital or liquidity requirement, or shall impose upon such Issuing Bank any unreimbursed loss, cost or expense, in each case for which such Issuing Bank is not otherwise compensated hereunder, (ii) the issuance, amendment or extension of such Letter of Credit would violate one or more policies of general applicability of such Issuing Bank or (iii) such Letter of Credit is not of the type, or in the currency, approved for issuance by such Issuing Bank (with each Issuing Bank acknowledging that standby Letters of Credit are of the type approved for issuance by such Issuing Bank).

(b)Notice of Issuance, Amendment, Renewal, Extension; Certain Conditions.  To request the issuance of a Letter of Credit (or the amendment, renewal or extension of an outstanding Letter of Credit, other than an automatic renewalextension permitted pursuant tounder paragraph (c) of this Section), the applicable Borrower shall deliver by Electronic Communication to the applicablean Issuing Bank and the Administrative Agent (reasonably in advance of the requested date of issuance, amendment, renewal or extension) a notice requesting the issuance of a Letter of Credit, or identifying the Letter of Credit to be amended, renewed or extended, and specifying the date of issuance, amendment, renewal or extension (which shall be a Business Day), the date on which such Letter of Credit is to expire (which shall comply with paragraph (c) of this Section), the amount of such Letter of Credit, the currency in which such Letter of Credit is to be denominated (which shall be US Dollars or an Alternative Currency), the name and address of the beneficiary thereof and such other information as shall be

 


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necessary to enable the applicable Issuing Bank to prepare, amend, renew or extend such Letter of Credit.  If requested by the applicable Issuing Bank, the applicable Borrower also shall submit a letter of credit application on such Issuing Bank’s standard form in connection with any such request.  A Letter of Credit shall be issued, amended, renewed or extended only if (and upon each issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit the applicable Borrower shall be deemed to represent and warrant that), after giving effect to such issuance, amendment, renewal or extension (i) the LC Exposure shall not exceed US$15,000,000, (ii) any Lender’s US Tranche Revolving Exposure shall not exceed such Lender’s US Tranche Revolving Commitment, (iii) the Aggregate US Tranche Revolving Exposure shall not exceed the Aggregate US Tranche Revolving Commitment, (iv) any Lender’s European Tranche Revolving Exposure shall not exceed such Lender’s European Tranche Revolving Commitment, (v) the Aggregate European Tranche Revolving Exposure shall not exceed the Aggregate European Tranche Revolving Commitment and (vi) the portion of the LC Exposure attributable to Letters of Credit issued by any Issuing Bank shall not exceed the LC Commitment of such Issuing Bank.

(c)Expiration Date.  Each Letter of Credit shall by its terms expire at or prior to the close of business on the earlier of (i) the date 18 months after the date of the issuance of such Letter of Credit (or, in the case of any renewal or extension thereof, 13 months after such renewal or extension) and (ii) the date that is five Business Days prior to the Revolving Maturity Date; provided that any Letter of Credit may contain customary automatic renewalextension provisions agreed upon by the applicable Borrower and the applicable Issuing Bank pursuant to which the expiration date of such Letter of Credit shall automatically be extended for a period of up to 13 months (but not to a date later than the date set forth in clause (ii) above), subject to a right on the part of such Issuing Bank to prevent any such renewalextension from occurring pursuant to the terms of such Letter of Credit.

(d)Participations.  By the issuance of a Letter of Credit (or an amendment to a Letter of Credit increasing the amount thereof) and without any further action on the part of the applicable Issuing Bank or the Revolving Lenders, the Issuing Bank that is the issuer thereof hereby grants to each Revolving Lender, and each Revolving Lender hereby acquires from such Issuing Bank, a participation in such Letter of Credit equal to such Revolving Lender’s Combined Tranche Percentage of the aggregate amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit.  In consideration and in furtherance of the foregoing, each Revolving Lender hereby absolutely and unconditionally agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the applicable Issuing Bank, such Revolving Lender’s Combined Tranche Percentage of each LC Disbursement made by such Issuing Bank and not reimbursed by the applicable Borrower on the date due as provided in paragraph (e) of this Section, or of any reimbursement payment in respect of an LC Disbursement required to be refunded to aany Borrower for any reason.  Such payment by the Revolving Lenders shall be made (i) if the currency of the applicable LC Disbursement or reimbursement payment shall be US Dollars, then

 


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in US Dollars and (ii) subject to paragraph (l) of this Section, if the currency of the applicable LC Disbursement or reimbursement payment shall be an Alternative Currency, in US Dollars in an amount equal to the US Dollar Equivalent of such LC Disbursement or reimbursement payment, calculated by the Administrative Agent using the LC Exchange Rate on the applicable LC Participation Calculation Date.  Each Revolving Lender acknowledges and agrees that (A) its obligation to acquire participations pursuant to this paragraph in respect of Letters of Credit is absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including any amendment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit, the occurrence and continuance of a Default, any reduction or termination of the Revolving Commitments, any fluctuation in currency values, or any force majeure or other event that under any rule of law or uniform practices to which any Letter of Credit is subject (including Section 3.14 of the ISP or any successor publication of the International Chamber of Commerce) or similar terms of the Letter of Credit itself permits a drawing to be made under such Letter of Credit after the expiration thereof or of the Revolving Commitments and (iiB) each such payment shall be made without any offset, abatement, withholding or reduction whatsoever.  Each Revolving Lender further acknowledges and agrees that, in issuing, amending, renewing or extending any Letter of Credit, the applicable Issuing Bank shall be entitled to rely, and shall not incur any liability for relying, upon the representation and warranty of each Borrower deemed made pursuant to Section 4.02, unless, at least two Business Days prior to the time such Letter of Credit is issued, amended, renewed or extended (or, in the case of an automatic renewalextension permitted pursuant to paragraph (c) of this Section, at least two Business Days prior to the time by which the election not to renewextend must be made by the applicable Issuing Bank), the Majority in Interest of the Revolving Lenders shall have notified the applicable Issuing Bank (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) in writing that, as a result of one or more events or circumstances described in such notice, one or more of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.02 would not be satisfied if such Letter of Credit were then issued, amended, renewed or extended (it being understood and agreed that, in the event any Issuing Bank shall have received any such notice, it shall have no obligation to issue, amend, renew or extend any Letter of Credit until and unless it shall be satisfied that the events and circumstances described in such notice shall have been cured or otherwise shall have ceased to exist).

(e)Reimbursement.  If an Issuing Bank shall make any LC Disbursement in respect of a Letter of Credit, the applicable Borrower shall reimburse such LC Disbursement by paying to the Administrative Agent an amount in the currency of such LC Disbursement equal to such LC Disbursement not later than (i) if such Borrower shall have received notice of such LC Disbursement prior to 11:00 a.m., Local Time, on any Business Day, then 4:00 p.m., Local Time, on such Business Day or (ii) otherwise, 12:00 noon, Local Time, on the Business Day immediately following the day that such Borrower receives such notice; provided that, if such LC Disbursement is denominated in US Dollars and is not less than US$1,000,000, the applicable Borrower may, subject to the conditions to borrowing set forth herein, request in accordance with Section 2.03 or 2.05 that such payment

 


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be financed with an ABR Revolving Borrowing or a Swingline Loan in an equivalent amount and, to the extent so financed, such Borrower’s obligation to make such payment shall be discharged and replaced by the resulting ABR Revolving Borrowing or Swingline Loan.  If the applicable Borrower fails to make any such reimbursement payment when due, the applicable Issuing Bank shall give prompt notice and details thereof to the Administrative Agent, whereupon (A) if such payment relates to a Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency, automatically and with no further action required, the obligation of such Borrower to reimburse the applicable LC Disbursement shall be permanently converted into an obligation to reimburse the US Dollar Equivalent, calculated using the LC Exchange Rate on the applicable LC Participation Calculation Date, of such LC Disbursement and (B) in the case of each LC Disbursement, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Revolving Lender of the applicable LC Disbursement, the amount of the payment then due from such Borrower in respect thereof and such Revolving Lender’s Combined Tranche Percentage thereof, and each Revolving Lender shall pay in US Dollars to the Administrative Agent on the date such notice is received its Combined Tranche Percentage of the payment then due from such Borrower, in the same manner as provided in Section 2.07 with respect to Loans made by such Lender (and Section 2.07 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the payment obligations of the Lenders pursuant to this paragraph), and the Administrative Agent shall promptly pay to the applicable Issuing Bank the amounts so received by it from the Revolving Lenders.  Promptly following receipt by the Administrative Agent of any payment from a Borrower pursuant to this paragraph, the Administrative Agent shall distribute such payment to the applicable Issuing Bank or, to the extent that Revolving Lenders have made payments pursuant to this paragraph to reimburse such Issuing Bank, then to such Revolving Lenders and such Issuing Bank as their interests may appear.  Any payment made by a Revolving Lender pursuant to this paragraph to reimburse an Issuing Bank for any LC Disbursement (other than the funding of ABR Revolving Loans or a Swingline Loan as contemplated above) shall not constitute a Loan and shall not relieve the applicable Borrower of its obligation to reimburse such LC Disbursement.  If the applicable Borrower’s reimbursement of, or obligation to reimburse, any amounts in any Alternative Currency would subject the Administrative Agent, the applicable Issuing Bank or any Revolving Lender to any stamp duty, ad valorem charge or similar tax that would not be payable if such reimbursement were made or required to be made in US Dollars, such Borrower shall pay the amount of any such tax requested by the Administrative Agent, such Issuing Bank or such Revolving Lender.

(f)Obligations Absolute.  The obligation of each Borrower to reimburse LC Disbursements as provided in paragraph (e) of this Section is absolute, unconditional and irrevocable, and shall be performed strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement under any and all circumstances whatsoever and irrespective of (i) any lack of validity or enforceability of any Letter of Credit, this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or any term or provision herein or therein, (ii) any draft or other document presented under a Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent or invalid in any respect or any statement therein

 


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being untrue or inaccurate in any respect, (iii) payment by any Issuing Bank under a Letter of Credit against presentation of a draft or other document that does not comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit, (iv) any force majeure or other event that under any rule of law or uniform practices to which any Letter of Credit is subject (including Section 3.14 of the ISP or any successor publication of the International Chamber of Commerce) or similar terms of the Letter of Credit itself permits a drawing to be made under such Letter of Credit after the stated expiration date thereof or of the Commitments of any Class or (v) any other event or circumstance whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing, that might, but for the provisions of this Sectionparagraph, constitute a legal or equitable discharge of, or provide a right of setoff against, such Borrower’s obligations hereunder.  None of the Agents, the Lenders, the Issuing Banks or any of their respective Related Parties shall have any liability or responsibility by reason of or in connection with the issuance or transfer of any Letter of Credit, any payment or failure to make any payment thereunder (irrespective of any of the circumstances referred to in the preceding sentence), or any error, omission, interruption, loss or delay in transmission or delivery of any draft, notice or other communication under or relating to any Letter of Credit (including any document required to make a drawing thereunder), any error in interpretation of technical terms, any error in translation or any other act, failure to act or other event or circumstance; provided that the foregoing shall not be construed to excuse any Issuing Bank from liability to a Borrower to the extent of any direct damages (as opposed to special, indirect consequential or punitive damages, claims in respect of which are hereby waived by each Borrower to the extent permitted by applicable law) suffered by such Borrower that are caused by such Issuing Bank’s failure to exercise care when determining whether drafts and other documents presented under a Letter of Credit comply with the terms thereof.  The parties hereto expressly agree that, in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct on the part of an Issuing Bank (with such absence to be presumed for purposes of this Section 2.06 unless otherwise determined in a nonappealable judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction), suchapplicable Issuing Bank shall be deemed to have exercised care in each such determination unless a court of competent jurisdiction shall have determined by a final, nonappealable judgment that such Issuing Bank was grossly negligent or acted with willful misconduct in connection with such determination.  In furtherance of the foregoing and without limiting the generality thereof, the parties agree that, with respect to documents presented that appear on their face to be in substantial compliance with the terms of a Letter of Credit, the applicable Issuing Bank may, in its sole discretion, either accept and make payment upon such documents without responsibility for further investigation, regardless of any notice or information to the contrary, or refuse to accept and make payment upon such documents if such documents are not in strict compliance with the terms of such Letter of Credit.

(g)Disbursement Procedures.  The applicable Issuing Bank shall, promptlywithin the time allowed by applicable law or the specific terms of such Letter of Credit, following its receipt thereof, examine all documents purporting to represent a demand for payment under a Letter of Credit.  The

 


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applicable Issuing Bank shall promptly after such examination notify the Administrative Agent and the applicable Borrower by telephone (confirmed by email or facsimile)Electronic Communication of such demand for payment and whetherof such Issuing Bank hashaving made or will make an LC Disbursement thereunder; provided that any failure to give or delay in giving such notice shall not relieve the applicable Borrower of its obligation to reimburse such Issuing Bank and the Revolving Lenders with respect to any such LC Disbursement.

(h)Interim Interest.  If an Issuing Bank shall make any LC Disbursement, then, unless the applicable Borrower shall reimburse such LC Disbursement in full on the date such LC Disbursement is made, the unpaid amount thereof (determined in accordance with the definition thereof) shall bear interest, for each day from and including the date such LC Disbursement is made to but excluding the date that the applicable Borrower reimburses such LC Disbursement in full, (i) in the case of any LC Disbursement denominated in US Dollars, and at all times following the conversion to US Dollars of any LC Disbursement made in an Alternative Currency pursuant to paragraph (e) or (l) of this Section, at the rate per annum then applicable to ABR Revolving Loans and (ii) if such LC Disbursement is made in an Alternative Currency, at all times prior to its conversion to US Dollars pursuant to paragraph (e) or (l) of this Section, at a rate equal to the rate reasonably determined by the applicable Issuing Bank to be the cost to such Issuing Bank of funding such LC Disbursement (which may be deemed by the applicable Issuing Bank, at its election, to equal to the applicable Foreign Currency Overnight Rate) plus the Applicable Rate applicable to Eurocurrency Revolving Loans at such time; provided that, if the applicable Borrower fails to reimburse such LC Disbursement when due pursuant to paragraph (e) of this Section, then Section 2.13(c) shall apply.  Interest accrued pursuant to this paragraph shall be paid by the applicable Borrower to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the applicable Issuing Bank, except that interest accrued on and after the date of payment by any Revolving Lender pursuant to paragraph (e) of this Section to reimburse such Issuing Bank shall be paid by the applicable Borrower to the Administrative Agent for the account of such Revolving Lender to the extent of such payment, and shall be payable on demand or, if no demand has been made, on the date on which the applicable Borrower reimburses the applicable LC Disbursement in full.

(i)Replacement of an Issuing Bank.  An Issuing Bank may be replaced at any time by written agreement among Parent, the Administrative Agent, the replaced Issuing Bank and the successor Issuing Bank and execution and delivery by Parent, the Administrative Agent and the successor Issuing Bank of an Issuing Bank Agreement.  The Administrative Agent shall notify the Revolving Lenders of any such replacement of an Issuing Bank.  At the time any such replacement shall become effective, the Borrowerseach Borrower shall pay all unpaid fees payable by it that are accrued for the account of the replaced Issuing Bank pursuant to Section 2.12(b).  From and after the effective date of any such replacement, (i) the successor Issuing Bank shall have all the rights and obligations of an Issuing Bank under this Agreement with respect to Letters of Credit to be

 


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issued thereafter and (ii) references herein to the term “Issuing Bank” shall be deemed to refer to such successor or to any previous Issuing Bank, or to such successor and all previous Issuing Banks, as the context shall require.  After the replacement of an Issuing Bank hereunder, the replaced Issuing Bank shall remain a party hereto and shall continue to have all the rights and obligations of an Issuing Bank under this Agreement with respect to Letters of Credit issued by it prior to such replacement (including the right to receive fees under Section 2.12(b)), but shall not be required to issue additional Letters of Credit.

(j)Cash Collateralization.  If any Event of Default shall occur and be continuing, on the Business Day that Parent receives notice from the Administrative Agent or a Majority in Interest of the Revolving Lenders demanding the deposit of cash collateral pursuant to this paragraph, each Borrower shall deposit in an account with the Administrative Agent, in the name of the Administrative Agent and for the benefit of the Lenders and the Issuing Banks, an amount in cash in US Dollars equal to the total LC Exposure attributable to Letters of Credit issued for the account of such Borrower as of such date plus any accrued and unpaid interest thereon; provided that (i) amounts payable in respect of any Letter of Credit or LC Disbursement shall be payable in the currency of such Letter of Credit or LC Disbursement, except that LC Disbursements in an Alternative Currency in respect of which the applicable Borrower’s reimbursement obligations have been converted to obligations in US Dollars as provided in paragraph (e) or (l) of this Section and interest accrued thereon shall be payable in US Dollars, and (ii) the obligation to deposit such cash collateral shall become effective immediately, and such deposit shall become immediately due and payable, without demand or other notice of any kind, upon the occurrence of any Event of Default with respect to any Borrower or any Material Subsidiary described in Section 7.01(h) or 7.01(i).  The Borrowers shall also deposit cash collateral in US Dollars in accordance with this paragraph as and to the extent required by SectionSections 2.11(b) and 2.20.  Each such deposit shall be held by the Administrative Agent as collateral for the payment and performance of the obligations of the applicable Borrower under this Agreement.  The Administrative Agent shall have exclusive dominion and control, including the exclusive right of withdrawal, over such account.  Other than any interest earned on the investment of such deposits, which investments shall be in Permitted Investments and shall be made at the option and sole discretion of the Administrative Agent and at the applicable Borrower’s risk and expense, such deposits shall not bear interest.  Interest or profits, if any, on such investments shall accumulate in such account.  Moneys in such account shall be applied by the Administrative Agent to reimburse the Issuing Banks for LC Disbursements for which they have not been reimbursed, together with related fees, costs and customary processing charges, and, to the extent not so applied, shall be held for the satisfaction of the reimbursement obligations of the applicable Borrower for the LC Exposure at such time or, if the maturity of the Loans has been accelerated (but subject to the consent of (A) a Majority in Interest of the Revolving Lenders and (B) in the case of any such application at a time when any Revolving Lender is a Defaulting Lender (but only if, after giving effect thereto, the remaining cash collateral shall be less than the total LC Exposure of all the Defaulting

 


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Lenders), the consent of each Issuing Bank), be applied (prior to the Collateral Release Date, in accordance with Section 4.02 of the Collateral Agreement) to satisfy other obligationsObligations of the Borrowers under this Agreementapplicable Borrower.  If a Borrower is required to provideprovides an amount of cash collateral hereunder as a result of the occurrence of an Event of Default, such amount (to the extent not applied as aforesaid) shall be returned to such Borrower within three Business Days after all Events of Default have been cured or waived.  If any Borrower provides an amount of cash collateral pursuant to Section 2.11(b), such amount (to the extent not applied as aforesaid) shall be returned to such Borrower, upon request, to the extent that, after giving effect to such return, the Aggregate European Tranche Revolving Exposure would not exceed the Aggregate European Tranche Revolving Commitment, the Aggregate US Tranche Revolving Exposure would not exceed the Aggregate US Tranche Revolving Commitment and no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing.  If the Borrowers provide an amount of cash collateral hereunder pursuant to Section 2.20, such amount (to the extent not applied as aforesaid) shall be returned to the Borrowers, upon request of the Borrowers, to the extent that, after giving effect to such return, no Issuing Bank shall have any exposure in respect of any outstanding Letter of Credit that is not fully covered by the Revolving Commitments of the Non-Defaulting Lenders and/or the remaining cash collateral and no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing.

(k)Issuing Bank Reports.  Unless otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent, eachEach Issuing Bank shall, in addition to its notification obligations set forth elsewhere in this Section, report in writing to the Administrative Agent (i) on or prior to each Business Day on which such Issuing Bank issues, amends, renews or extends any Letter of Credit, the date of such issuance, amendment, renewal or extension, and the currency and aggregate face amount of the Letters of Credit issued, amended, renewed or extended by it and outstanding after giving effect to such issuance, amendment, renewal or extension (and whether the amount thereof shall have changed), it being understood that such Issuing Bank shall not effect any issuance, renewal, extension or amendment resulting in an increase in the amount of any Letter of Credit without first obtaining written confirmation from the Administrative Agent that such increase is then permitted under this Agreement, (ii) on each Business Day on which such Issuing Bank makes any LC Disbursement, the date, currency and amount of such LC Disbursement, (iii) on any Business Day on which a Borrower fails to reimburse an LC Disbursement required to be reimbursed to such Issuing Bank on such day, the date of such failure and the currency and amount of such LC Disbursement and (iv) on any other Business Day, promptly upon request, such other information as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request as to the Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank.

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otherwise pay to the Administrative Agent in respect of LC Disbursements made under any Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency (other than amounts in respect of which any Borrower has deposited cash collateral, if such cash collateral was deposited in the applicable currency), (ii) that the Revolving Lenders are at the time or become thereafter required to pay to the Administrative Agent (and the Administrative Agent is at the time or becomes thereafter required to distribute to the applicable Issuing Bank) pursuant to paragraph (e) of this Section in respect of unreimbursed LC Disbursements made under any Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency and (iii) of each Revolving Lender’s participation in any Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency under which an LC Disbursement has been made shall, automatically and with no further action required, be converted into the US Dollar Equivalent, calculated using the LC Exchange Rate on such date (or in the case of any LC Disbursement made after such date, on the date such LC Disbursement is made), of such amounts.  On and after such conversion, all amounts accruing and owed to the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or any Revolving Lender in respect of the obligations described in this paragraph shall accrue and be payable in US Dollars at the rates otherwise applicable hereunder.

(m)Communications with Beneficiaries.  Each Issuing Bank shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to provide advance notice to Parent of any formal communication by such Issuing Bank with any beneficiary under any Letter of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank with respect thereto, other than any such communication in the ordinary course of business or otherwise in accordance with the standard operating procedures of such Issuing Bank.

(n)LC Exposure Determination.  For all purposes of this Agreement, (i) the amount of a Letter of Credit that, by its terms or the terms of any document related thereto, provides for one or more automatic increases in the stated amount thereof shall be deemed to be the maximum stated amount of such Letter of Credit after giving effect to all such increases (other than any such increase consisting of the reinstatement of an amount previously drawn thereunder and reimbursed), whether or not such maximum stated amount is in effect at the time of determination and (ii) if on any date of determination a Letter of Credit has expired by its terms but any amount may still be drawn thereunder by reason of the operation of Article 29(a) of the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits, International Chamber of Commerce Publication No. 600 (or such later version thereof as may be in effect at the applicable time) or Rule 3.13 or Rule 3.14 of the ISP or similar terms of the Letter of Credit itself, or if compliant documents have been presented but not yet honored, such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be “outstanding” and “undrawn” in the amount so remaining available to be paid, and the obligations of the Borrowers and Revolving Lenders hereunder shall remain in full force and effect until the Issuing Banks and the Revolving Lenders shall have no further obligations to make any payments or disbursements under any circumstances with respect to any Letter of Credit.

 


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(o)Applicability of ISP and UCP. Unless otherwise expressly agreed by the Issuing Bank and the applicable Borrower when a Letter of Credit is issued (including any such agreement applicable to an Existing Letter of Credit), (i) the rules of the ISP shall apply to each standby Letter of Credit and (ii) the rules of the UCP shall apply to each commercial Letter of Credit.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Issuing Bank shall not be responsible to any Borrower for, and the Issuing Bank’s rights and remedies against the Borrowers or the other Loan Parties shall not be impaired by, any action or inaction of the Issuing Bank required or permitted under any law, order, or practice that is required or permitted to be applied to any Letter of Credit or this Agreement, including any law or order of a jurisdiction where the Issuing Bank or the beneficiary is located, the practice stated in the ISP or the UCP, as applicable, or in the decisions, opinions, practice statements, or official commentary of the ICC Banking Commission, the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade - International Financial Services Association (BAFT-IFSA), or the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice, whether or not any Letter of Credit chooses such law or practice.

(p)Letters of Credit Issued for Account of Subsidiaries.  Notwithstanding that a Letter of Credit issued or outstanding hereunder supports any obligations of, or is for the account of, a Subsidiary that is not a Borrower, or states that a Subsidiary that is not a Borrower is the “account party”, “applicant”, “customer”, “instructing party”, or the like of or for such Letter of Credit, and without derogating from any rights of the applicable Issuing Bank (whether arising by contract, at law, in equity or otherwise) against such Subsidiary in respect of such Letter of Credit, Parent (i) shall reimburse, indemnify and compensate the applicable Issuing Bank hereunder for such Letter of Credit (including to reimburse any and all drawings thereunder) as if such Letter of Credit had been issued solely for the account of Parent and (ii) irrevocably waives any and all defenses that might otherwise be available to it as a guarantor or surety of any or all of the obligations of such Subsidiary in respect of such Letter of Credit. Parent hereby acknowledges that the issuance of such Letters of Credit for its Subsidiaries inures to the benefit of Parent, and that Parent’s business derives substantial benefits from the businesses of such Subsidiaries.

SECTION 2.07.Funding of Borrowings.  (a)  Each Lender shall make each Loan to be made by it hereunder on the proposed date thereof by wire transfer of immediately available funds in the applicable currency by 12:00 noon, Local Time, to the account of the Applicable Agent most recently designated by it for such purpose by notice to the Lenders; provided that Swingline Loans shall be made as provided in Section 2.05.  The Applicable Agent will make such Loans available to the applicable Borrower by promptly crediting the amounts so received, in like funds, to an account of such Borrower designated by such Borrower in the applicable Borrowing Request; provided that ABR Revolving Loans made to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement as provided in Section 2.06(e) shall be remitted by the Administrative Agent to the applicable Issuing Bank specified in the applicable Borrowing Request.

 


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(b)Unless the Applicable Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the proposed date of any Borrowing that such Lender will not make available to the Applicable Agent such Lender’s share of such Borrowing, the Applicable Agent may assume that such Lender has made such share available on such date in accordance with paragraph (a) of this Section and may, in reliance on such assumption, make available to the applicable Borrower a corresponding amount.  In such event, if a Lender has not in fact made its share of the applicable Borrowing available to the Applicable Agent, then the applicable Lender and the applicable Borrower severally agree to pay to the Applicable Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to such Borrower to but excluding the date of payment to the Applicable Agent, at (i) in the case of such Lender, (A) if denominated in US Dollars, the greater of the New York Fed Bank RateNYFRB and a rate determined by the Applicable Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation and (B) if denominated in an Alternative Currency, the greater of the Foreign Currency Overnight Rate and a rate determined by the Applicable Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, or (ii) in the case of such Borrower, (A) if denominated in US Dollars, the interest rate applicable to ABR Loans of the applicable Class and (B) if denominated in an Alternative Currency, the interest rate applicable to the subject Loan.  If such Lender pays such amount to the Applicable Agent, then such amount shall constitute such Lender’s Loan included in such Borrowing.  If such Borrower and such Lender shall pay such interest to the Applicable Agent for the same or an overlapping period, the Applicable Agent shall promptly remit to such Borrower the amount of such interest paid by such Borrower for such period.  Any such payment by any Borrower shall be without prejudice to any claim such Borrower may have against a Lender that shall have failed to make such payment to the Applicable Agent.

SECTION 2.08.Interest Elections.  (a)  Each Borrowing initially shall be of the Type specified in the applicable Borrowing Request and, in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing, shall have an initial Interest Period as specified in such Borrowing Request or as otherwise provided in Section 2.03.  Thereafter, the applicable Borrower may elect to convert any such Borrowing denominated in US Dollars to a different Type or to continue any such Borrowing and, in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing, may elect Interest Periods therefor, all as provided in this Section.  The applicable Borrower may elect different options with respect to different portions of the affected Borrowing, in which case each such portion shall be allocated ratably among the Lenders holding the Loans comprising such Borrowing, and the Loans comprising each such portion shall be considered a separate Borrowing.  This Section shall not apply to Swingline Loans, which may not be converted or continued.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, no Borrower shall be permitted to change the currency of any Borrowing or to convert any Borrowing to a Type not available under the Class of Commitments pursuant to which such Borrowing was made.

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of such election by the time that a Borrowing Request would be required under Section 2.03 if such Borrower were requesting a Borrowing of the Type, and in the currency, resulting from such election to be made on the effective date of such election.  Each such Interest Election Request shall be irrevocable and shall be made by Electronic Communication to the Applicable Agent of a written Interest Election Request signed by such Borrower, or Parent on its behalf (or, in the case of any Borrowing denominated in US Dollars, by telephonic notification, confirmed promptly by email or facsimile to the Administrative Agent of a written Interest Election Request signed by such Borrower, or Parent on its behalf).  

(c)Each telephonic and written Interest Election Request shall specify the following information in compliance with Section 2.02:

(i)the Borrowing to which such Interest Election Request applies and, if different options are being elected with respect to different portions thereof, the portions thereof to be allocated to each resulting Borrowing (in which case the information to be specified pursuant to clauses (iii) and (iv) below shall be specified for each resulting Borrowing);

(ii)the effective date of the election made pursuant to such Interest Election Request, which shall be a Business Day;

(iii)whether the resulting Borrowing is to be an ABR Borrowing or a Eurocurrency Borrowing; and

(iv)if the resulting Borrowing is to be a Eurocurrency Borrowing, the Interest Period to be applicable thereto after giving effect to such election, which shall be a period contemplated by the definition of the term “Interest Period”.

If any such Interest Election Request requests a Eurocurrency Borrowing but does not specify an Interest Period, then the applicable Borrower shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month’s duration.

(d)(c) Promptly following receipt of an Interest Election Request, the Administrative Agent shall advise each Lender of the applicable Class of the details thereof and of such Lender’s portion of each resulting Borrowing.

(e)(d) If a Borrower fails to deliver a timely Interest Election Request with respect to a Eurocurrency Borrowing prior to the end of the Interest Period applicable thereto, then such Borrowing (i) if such Borrowing is denominated in US Dollars, shall be converted to an ABR Borrowing at the end of such Interest Period and (ii) if such Borrowing is denominated in an Alternative Currency, shall be continued as a Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in such currency with an Interest Period of one month’s duration.  

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Administrative Agent, at the request of a Majority in Interest of Lenders of any Class, has notified the applicable Borrower of the election to give effect to this sentence on account of such other Event of Default, then, in each such case, so long as such Event of Default is continuing (A) in the case of Borrowings denominated in US Dollars, no outstanding Borrowing of such Class may be converted to or continued as a Eurocurrency Borrowing and unless repaid, each Eurocurrency Borrowing of such Class shall be converted to an ABR Borrowing at the end of the Interest Period applicable thereto, and (B) in the case of Borrowings denominated in Alternative Currencies, unless repaid, each Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in such currency shall be continued as a Eurocurrency Borrowing with an Interest Period of one month’s duration.

SECTION 2.09.Termination and Reduction of Commitments; Increase of Revolving Commitments.  (a)  Unless previously terminated, the Revolving Commitments shall automatically terminate on the Revolving Maturity Date.  Incremental Term Commitments of any Class shall terminate as set forth in the applicable Incremental Facility Agreement.

(b)Parent may at any time terminate, or from time to time permanently reduce, the Commitments of any Class; provided that (i) each reduction of the Revolving Commitments of any Class shall be in an amount that is an integral multiple of US$1,000,000 and not less than US$5,000,000 and (ii) Parent shall not terminate or reduce the Revolving Commitments of any Class if, after giving effect to any concurrent prepayment of the Loans in accordance with Section 2.11, (A) any Lender’s US Tranche Revolving Exposure would exceed such Lender’s US Tranche Revolving Commitment, (B) the Aggregate US Tranche Revolving Exposure would exceed the Aggregate US Tranche Revolving Commitment, (C) any Lender’s European Tranche Revolving Exposure would exceed such Lender’s European Tranche Revolving Commitment or (D) the Aggregate European Tranche Revolving Exposure would exceed the Aggregate European Tranche Revolving Commitment.

(c)Parent shall notify the Administrative Agent of any election to terminate or reduce the Commitments under paragraph (b) of this Section at least three Business Days prior to the effective date of such termination or reduction, specifying such election and the effective date thereof.  Promptly following receipt of any such notice, the Administrative Agent shall advise the Lenders of the contents thereof.  Each such notice shall be made by Electronic Communication to the Applicable Agent of a written notice signed by Parent.  Each notice delivered by Parent pursuant to this Section shall be irrevocable; provided that a notice of termination or reduction of the Commitments of any Class delivered by Parent may state that such notice is conditioned upon the occurrence of one or more events specified therein, in which case such notice may be revoked by Parent (by notice to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the specified effective date) if such condition is not satisfied.  Any termination or reduction of the Commitments shall be permanent.  Each reduction of the Commitments of any Class shall be made

 


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ratably among the Lenders of such Class in accordance with their respective Commitments of such Class.

(d)Parent may from time to time request increases in the aggregate amount of Revolving Commitments under either Tranche pursuant to the provisions of this Section 2.09(d).

(i)Parent may, by written notice to the Administrative Agent (which shall promptly forward such notice to each Revolving Lender under the applicable Tranche), request that the total Revolving Commitments under either Tranche be increased (each, a “Commitment Increase”) by an amount for each increased Tranche of not less than US$25,000,000; provided that the aggregate amount of any such Commitment Increase on any date shall not exceed the Incremental Amount as of such date.  Each such notice shall set forth the amount of the requested Commitment Increase under each Tranche, and the date (the “Increase Effective Date”) on which such adjustment is requested to become effective (which shall be a Business Day not less than 10 Business Days (or such shorter period as may be agreed to by the Administrative Agent) or more than 30 days after the date of such notice).  Parent may arrange for one or more Eligible Assignees (each, an “Incremental Revolving Lender” with respect to such Tranche), which may include any Revolving Lender under either Tranche (each Revolving Lender so agreeing being an “Increasing Lender” with respect to such Tranche, and each Revolving Lender so declining being a “Non-Increasing Lender” with respect to such Tranche), to extend Revolving Commitments under the applicable Tranche or, in the case of any Revolving Lender, increase its Revolving Commitment under the applicable Tranche in an aggregate amount equal to the amount of the requested Commitment Increase under such Tranche; provided that (A) any Revolving Lender approached to provide any portion of any Commitment Increase may elect or decline, in its sole discretion, to provide such portion of such Commitment Increase, (B) each Incremental Revolving Lender shall be subject to the approval of the Administrative Agent, the Swingline Lender and each Issuing Bank (which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld or, delayed or conditioned), and (C) no Incremental Revolving Lender (including any Increasing Lender) may provide any portion of any Commitment Increase to the extent that, on the applicable Increase Effective Date such Person and its Affiliates, taken in the aggregate, would hold (x) more than 25% of the sum of the total outstanding Revolving Credit Exposure and total unused Revolving Commitments or (y) more than 25% of the sum of the total outstanding Revolving Credit Exposure, total unused Revolving Commitments, aggregate outstanding principal amount of Incremental Term Loans and total unused Incremental Term Commitments, in each case, determined on such Increase Effective Date immediately after giving effect to such Commitment Increase (and, if applicable, any Commitment Decrease made, and any Incremental Term Commitments established or Incremental Term Loans made, on such Increase Effective Date). Any Commitment Increase under any Tranche may be made in an amount less than the Commitment Increase requested by Parent if Parent is unable to arrange for, or chooses not to arrange for, Incremental Revolving Lenders for the full amount thereof.

 


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(ii)On the Increase Effective Date with respect to any Commitment Increase, (A) the aggregate principal amount of the Revolving Loans outstanding under each Tranche under which such Commitment Increase will become effective (the “Initial Borrowings” under such Tranche) immediately prior to giving effect to such Commitment Increase on the Increase Effective Date shall be deemed to be repaid, (B) after the effectiveness of such Commitment Increase, the Borrowers shall be deemed to have made new Revolving Borrowings under such Tranche (the “Subsequent Borrowings” under such Tranche) in an aggregate principal amount and in currency equal to the aggregate principal amount and currency of the Initial Borrowings under such Tranche and of the Types and for the Interest Periods specified in a Borrowing Request delivered to the Administrative Agent in accordance with Section 2.03, (C) each Revolving Lender under such Tranche shall pay to the Applicable Agent in same day funds in the applicable currency an amount equal to the difference, if positive, between (1) such Lender’s applicable Tranche Percentage (calculated after giving effect to such Commitment Increase) of the Subsequent Borrowings and (2) such Lender’s applicable Tranche Percentage (calculated without giving effect to such Commitment Increase) of the Initial Borrowings, (D) after the Applicable Agent receives the funds in the applicable currency specified in clause (C) above, the Applicable Agent shall pay to each Revolving Lender under such Tranche the portion of such funds that is equal to the difference, if positive, between (1) such Lender’s applicable Tranche Percentage (calculated without giving effect to such Commitment Increase) of the Initial Borrowings and (2) such Lender’s applicable Tranche Percentage (calculated after giving effect to such Commitment Increase) of the amount of the Subsequent Borrowings, (E) each Non-Increasing Lender and each Incremental Revolving Lender (including each Increasing Lender) shall be deemed to hold its applicable Tranche Percentage of each Subsequent Borrowing (each calculated after giving effect to such Commitment Increase) and (F) each applicable Borrower shall pay each Increasing Lender and each Non-Increasing Lender any and all accrued but unpaid interest on the Initial Borrowings.  The deemed payments made pursuant to clause (A) above in respect of each Eurocurrency Loan shall be subject to indemnification by the Borrowers pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.16 if the Increase Effective Date occurs other than on the last day of the Interest Period relating thereto and breakage costs result.

(iii)Commitment Increases and new Revolving Commitments created pursuant to this Section 2.09(d) shall become effective on the date specified in the original notice delivered by Parent pursuant to the first sentence of paragraph (d)(i) above; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, no increase in the Revolving Commitments under any Tranche (or in any Revolving Commitment of any Revolving Lender) or addition of an Incremental Revolving Lender shall become effective under this Section unless (A) on the Increase Effective Date for such increase, the conditions set forth in Sections 4.02(a) and 4.02(b) shall be satisfied (without giving effect to the parenthetical in Section 4.02(a), but, in each case, deeming all references therein to the date, time or effect of a Borrowing (or an issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of a Letter of Credit) to refer to the date, time and effect of such increase), (B) the Administrative Agent shall have

 


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received a certificate dated such Increase Effective Date and executed by a Financial Officer of Parent setting forth, in reasonable detail, the calculation of the Incremental Amount as of such date and confirming the satisfaction of the conditions in clause (A) above, (C) the Administrative Agent shall have received, to the extent reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, documents consistent with those delivered pursuant to Sections 4.01(b) and 4.01(f) to the Existing Credit Agreement as to the corporate power and authority of the applicable Borrowers to borrow hereunder after giving effect to such increase and related matters and (D) the Borrowers, each Incremental Revolving Lender and the Administrative Agent shall have executed and delivered an Incremental Facility Agreement to evidence the Revolving Commitment of such Incremental Revolving Lender under the applicable Tranche and/or its status as a Lender hereunder (which Incremental Facility Agreement shall in any event contain a representation by each such Incremental Revolving Lender that the requirements set forth in subclauses (x) and (y) of paragraph (d)(i)(C) above have been satisfied with respect to it).

SECTION 2.10.Repayment of Loans; Evidence of Debt.  (a)  Each Borrower hereby unconditionally promises to pay (i) to the Applicable Agent for the account of each Revolving Lender the then unpaid principal amount of each Revolving Loan of such Lender outstanding to such Borrower on the Revolving Maturity Date, (ii) to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Incremental Term Lender the then unpaid principal amount of each Incremental Term Loan of such Incremental Term Lender as provided in the applicable Incremental Facility Agreement and (iii) to the Swingline Lender the then unpaid principal amount of each Swingline Loan outstanding to such Borrower on the earlier of the Revolving Maturity Date and the fifth Business Day after such Swingline Loan is made; provided that on each date that a Revolving Borrowing denominated in US Dollars is made, each Borrower shall repay all Swingline Loans then outstanding to such Borrower, if any, and may use all or a portion of the proceeds of such Revolving Borrowing to fund such repayment.  The Borrowers will repay the principal amount of each Loan and the accrued interest thereon in the currency in which such Loan is denominated.

(b)Each Lender shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice an account or accounts evidencing the indebtedness of each Borrower to such Lender resulting from each Loan made by such Lender, including the amounts of principal and interest payable and paid to such Lender from time to time hereunder.

(c)The Agents shall maintain accounts in which they shall record (i) the amount of each Loan made hereunder, the Class and Type thereof and the Interest Period applicable thereto, (ii) the amount of any principal or interest due and payable or to become due and payable from each Borrower to each Lender hereunder and (iii) the amount of any sum received by the Agents hereunder for the account of the Lenders and each Lender’s share thereof.

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Lender or any Agent to maintain such accounts or any error therein shall not in any manner affect the obligation of the applicable Borrower to repay the Loans in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

(e)Any Lender may request that Loans of any Class made by it (including the interests and obligations of such Lender after giving effect to the CAM Exchange) be evidenced by a promissory note.  In such event, each applicable Borrower shall prepare, execute and deliver to such Lender a promissory note payable to such Lender and its registered assigns and in a form approved by the Administrative Agent.  Thereafter, the Loans evidenced by such promissory note and interest thereon shall at all times (including after assignment pursuant to Section 9.04) be represented by one or more promissory notes in such form payable to such payee and its registered assigns.

SECTION 2.11.Prepayment of Loans.  (a)  The Borrowers shall have the right at any time and from time to time to prepay any Borrowing in whole or in part, without any premium or penalty (but subject to Section 2.16) subject to prior notice in accordance with paragraph (c) of this Section.

(b)In the event and on each occasion that the sum of the Revolving Credit Exposures under any Tranche exceeds the sum of the Revolving Commitments under such Tranche, the Borrowers shall not later than the next Business Day prepay Revolving Borrowings under the applicable Tranche in an aggregate amount equal to such excess, and in the event that after such prepayment of Revolving Borrowings any such excess shall remain, the Borrowers shall deposit with the Administrative Agent cash in US Dollars in an amount equal to such excess as collateral forto be held by the reimbursement obligations of the Borrowers in respect of Letters of Credit under such TrancheAdministrative Agent in accordance with Section 2.06(j); provided that if such excess results from a change in currency exchange rates, such prepayment and deposit shall be required to be made not later than the fifth Business Day after the day on which the Administrative Agent shall have given Parent notice of such excess.  Any cash so deposited (and any cash previously deposited pursuant to this paragraph) with the Administrative Agent shall be held in an account over which the Administrative Agent shall have sole dominion and control, including exclusive rights of withdrawal.  Other than any interest earned on the investment of such deposits, which investment shall be in Permitted Investments and shall be made in the discretion of the Administrative Agent and at the Borrowers’ risk and expense, such deposits shall not bear interest.  Interest or profits, if any, on such investments shall accumulate in such account.  Moneys in such account shall be applied by the Administrative Agent to reimburse each Issuing Bank for the portion of LC Disbursements for which it has not been reimbursed that is allocable to such Tranche and, to the extent not so applied, shall be held for the satisfaction of the reimbursement obligations of the Borrowers for the LC Exposure allocable to such Tranche at such time or, if the maturity of the Loans has been accelerated (but subject to the consent of the Majority in Interest of Lenders under such Tranche), be applied to satisfy other obligations of the Borrowers under this Agreement.  If

 


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the Borrowers have provided cash collateral pursuant to this paragraph to secure the reimbursement obligations of the Borrowers in respect of Letters of Credit, then, so long as no Event of Default shall exist, such cash collateral shall be released to the Borrowers if so requested by Parent at any time if and to the extent that, after giving effect to such release, the aggregate amount of the Revolving Credit Exposures under the applicable Tranche would not exceed the aggregate amount of the Revolving Commitments under such Tranche.  Prepayments made under this paragraph shall be without any premium or penalty (but shall be subject to Section 2.16).

(c)The applicable Borrower, or Parent on its behalf, shall notify the Applicable Agent (and, in the case of prepayment of a Swingline Loan, the Swingline Lender) of any prepayment under this Section (i) in the case of prepayment of a Eurocurrency Borrowing, not later than 11:00 a.m., Local Time, four Business Days before the date of prepayment, (ii) in the case of prepayment of an ABR Borrowing, not later than 11:00 a.m., New York City time, one Business Day before the date of prepayment or (iii) in the case of prepayment of a Swingline Loan, not later than 12:00 noon, New York City time, on the date of prepayment; provided that in the case of any prepayment required to be made within one Business Day under paragraph (b) of this Section the applicable Borrower will give such notice as soon as practicable.  Each such notice shall be made by Electronic Communication to the Applicable Agent of a written notice signed by the applicable Borrower, or Parent on its behalf (or, in the case of any Borrowing denominated in US Dollars, by telephone notification, confirmed promptly by Electronic Communication to the Administrative Agent of a written notice signed by the applicable Borrower, or Parent on its behalf).  Each such telephonic and written notice shall be irrevocable and shall specify the prepayment date and the principal amount of each Borrowing or portion thereof to be prepaid; provided that a notice of optional prepayment delivered by or on behalf of any Borrower may state that such notice is conditioned upon the occurrence of one or more events specified therein, in which case such notice may be revoked by the applicable Borrower, or Parent on its behalf (by notice to the Applicable Agent prior to the required time of the specified prepayment) if such condition is not satisfied.  Promptly following receipt of any such notice relating to any Borrowing (other than a notice relating solely to Swingline Loans), the Administrative Agent shall advise the Lenders of the applicable Class of the contents thereof.  Each partial prepayment of any Borrowing shall be in an amount that would be permitted in the case of an advance of a Borrowing of the same Class, Type and in the same currency as provided in Section 2.02.  Each prepayment of a Borrowing shall be applied ratably to the Loans included in the prepaid Borrowing.  Prepayments shall be accompanied by accrued interest to the extent required by Section 2.13.

SECTION 2.12.Fees.  (a)  The Borrowers agree to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Lender a commitment fee, which shall accrue at the Applicable Rate on the daily unused amount of the Revolving Commitments of such Lender during the period from and including the FirstSecond Amendment Effective Date to but excluding the date on which the last of such Revolving

 


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Commitments terminates.  Accrued commitmentCommitment fees shall be payable in arrears on the first Business Day followingaccrued through and including the last day of March, June, September and December of each year shall be payable on the fifteenth day (or, if such day is not a Business Day, the next succeeding Business Day) following such last day and on the date on which the Revolving Commitments of any Class terminate, commencing on the first such date to occur after the FirstSecond Amendment Effective Date.  All commitment fees shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days and shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day).  For purposes of computing commitment fees, a Revolving Commitment of a Lender under any Tranche shall be deemed to be used to the extent of the outstanding Revolving Loans and LC Exposure of such Lender under such Tranche (and the Swingline Exposure of such Lender shall be disregarded for such purpose prior to the acquisition by such Lender of a participation therein pursuant to Section 2.05(c)).

(b)The Borrowers agree to pay (i) to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Lender a participation fee with respect to its participations in Letters of Credit, which shall accrue at the Applicable Rate used to determine the interest rate applicable to Eurocurrency Revolving Loans on the average daily amount of such Lender’s LC Exposure (excluding any portion thereof attributable to unreimbursed LC Disbursements), during the period from and including the FirstSecond Amendment Effective Date to but excluding the later of the date on which such Lender’s Revolving Commitments terminate and the date on which such Lender ceases to have any LC Exposure, and (ii) to each Issuing Bank a fronting fee, which shall accrue at the rate or rates per annum separately agreed upon between the Borrowers and such Issuing Bank on the daily LC Exposure attributable to Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank (excluding any portion thereof attributable to unreimbursed LC Disbursements), during the period from and including the FirstSecond Amendment Effective Date to but excluding the later of the date the LC Commitment of such Issuing Bank is reduced to zero and the date on which there ceases to be any LC Exposure attributable to Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank, as well as such Issuing Bank’s standard fees with respect to the issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit or processing of drawings thereunder.  Participation fees and fronting fees accrued through and including the last day of March, June, September and December of each year shall be payable on the thirdfifteenth day (or, if such day is not a Business Day, the next succeeding Business Day) following such last day, commencing on the first such date to occur after the FirstSecond Amendment Effective Date; provided that all such fees shall be payable on the date on which the Revolving Commitments terminate and any such fees accruing after the date on which the Revolving Commitments terminate shall be payable on demand.  Any other fees payable to any Issuing Bank pursuant to this paragraph shall be payable within 10 days after demand.  All participation fees and fronting fees shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days and shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day).

 


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(c)The Borrowers agree to pay to the Administrative Agent, for its own account, fees payable in the amounts and at the times separately agreed upon between the Borrowers (or any of them) and the Administrative Agent.

(d)All fees payable hereunder shall be paid on the dates due, in immediately available funds in US Dollars, to the Administrative Agent (or to the Issuing Banks, in the case of fees payable to them) for distribution, in the case of commitment fees and participation fees, to the Revolving Lenders entitled thereto.  Fees paid shall not be refundable under any circumstances.

SECTION 2.13.Interest.  (a)  The Loans comprising each ABR Borrowing (including each Swingline Loan) shall bear interest at the Alternate Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate.

(b)The Loans comprising each Eurocurrency Borrowing shall bear interest (i) in the case of any such Borrowing denominated in US Dollars, at the Adjusted LIBO Rate and (ii) in the case of any such Borrowing denominated in Sterling, at the LIBO Rate and (iii) in the case of any such Borrowing denominated in Euro, at the EURIBO Rate, in each case for the Interest Period in effect for such Borrowing, plus, in each case, the Applicable Rate.

(c)Notwithstanding the foregoing, if any principal of or interest on any Loan or any fee or other amount payable by any Borrower hereunder is not paid when due, whether at stated maturity, upon acceleration or otherwise, such overdue amount shall bear interest, after as well as before judgment, at a rate per annum equal to (i) in the case of overdue principal of any Loan, 2% per annum plus the rate otherwise applicable to such Loan as provided in the preceding paragraphs of this Section, (ii) in the case of any overdue interest on any Loan denominated in Sterling or Euro, 2% per annum plus the rate otherwise applicable to such Loan as provided in the preceding paragraphs of this Section or (iii) in the case of any overdue interest on any Loan denominated in US Dollars or any other overdue amount, 2% per annum plus the rate applicable to ABR Revolving Loans as provided in paragraph (a) of this Section.

(d)Accrued interest on each Loan shall be payable in arrears on each Interest Payment Date for such Loan and, in the case of Revolving Loans of any Class, upon termination of the Revolving Commitments of such Class; provided that (i) interest accrued pursuant to paragraph (c) of this Section shall be payable on demand, (ii) in the event of any repayment or prepayment of any Loan (other than a prepayment of an ABR Revolving Loan prior to the end of the Revolving Availability Period), accrued interest on the principal amount repaid or prepaid shall be payable on the date of such repayment or prepayment and (iii) in the event of any conversion of any Eurocurrency Loan prior to the end of the current Interest Period therefor, accrued interest on such Loan shall be payable on the effective date of such conversion.  All interest shall be payable in the currency in which the applicable Loan is denominated.

 


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(e)All interest hereunder shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days, except that (i) interest computed by reference to the Alternate Base Rate at times when the Alternate Base Rate is based on the Prime Rate and (ii) interest on Eurocurrency Loans denominated in Sterling shall be computed on the basis of a year of 365 days (or, in the case of clause (i) above, 366 days in a leap year), and in each case shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day).  The applicable Alternate Base Rate, Adjusted LIBO Rate, LIBO Rate or EURIBO Rate shall be determined by the Administrative Agent, and such determination shall be conclusive absent demonstrable error.

SECTION 2.14.Alternate Rate of Interest.  (a) If prior to the commencement of any Interest Period for a Eurocurrency Borrowing of any Class:

(i)(a) the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent demonstrable error) that adequate and reasonable means do not exist for ascertaining the Adjusted LIBO Rate, the LIBO Rate or the EURIBO Rate for such Interest Period; or

(ii)(b) the Administrative Agent is advised by a Majority in Interest of the Lenders of such Class that the Adjusted LIBO Rate, the LIBO Rate or the EURIBO Rate for such Interest Period will not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of making or maintaining their Loans included in such Borrowing for such Interest Period;

then the Administrative Agent shall give notice thereof to Parent and the Lenders of such Class by telephone or Electronic Communication as promptly as practicable thereafter and, until the Administrative Agent notifies Parent and the Lenders of such Class that the circumstances giving rise to such notice no longer exist, (iA) any Interest Election Request that requests the conversion of any Borrowing of such Class to, or continuation of any Borrowing of such Class as, a Eurocurrency Borrowing shall be ineffective, and, unless repaid, such Borrowing shall, if denominated in US Dollars, be madecontinued as or converted to an ABR Borrowing or, if denominated in an Alternative Currency, bear interest at such rate as the Administrative Agent shall determine (which determination shall be conclusive absent demonstrable error) adequately and fairly reflects the cost to the affected Lenders (or Lender) of making or maintaining their Loans (or its Loan) included in such Borrowing for such Interest Period plus the Applicable Rate (or, if the Administrative Agent determines that it is unable to make such a determination, shall be repaid on the last day of the current Interest Period applicable thereto), and (iiB) if any Borrowing Request requests a Eurocurrency Revolving Borrowing, such Borrowing shall, if denominated in US Dollars, be made as an ABR Borrowing or, if denominated in an Alternative Currency, bear interest at such rate as the Administrative Agent shall determine adequately and fairly reflects the cost to the affected Lenders (or Lender) of making or maintaining their Loans (or its Loan) included in such Borrowing for such Interest Period plus the Applicable Ratebe ineffective; provided that if the circumstances giving rise to such notice affect only one Type of Borrowings, then the other Type of Borrowings shall be permitted.

 


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(b)If at any time the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent demonstrable error and shall be evidenced by written notice to Parent), or Parent notifies the Administrative Agent that it has determined, that (i) the circumstances set forth in paragraph (a)(i) of this Section have arisen with respect to Loans of any Type and such circumstances are unlikely to be temporary or (ii) the circumstances set forth in paragraph (a)(i) of this Section have not arisen but either (w) the supervisor for the administrator of the applicable Screen Rate has made a public statement that the administrator of such Screen Rate is insolvent (and there is no successor administrator that will continue publication of such Screen Rate), (x) the administrator of the applicable Screen Rate has made a public statement identifying a specific date after which such Screen Rate will permanently or indefinitely cease to be published by it (and there is no successor administrator that will continue publication of such Screen Rate), (y) the supervisor for the administrator of the applicable Screen Rate has made a public statement identifying a specific date after which such Screen Rate will permanently or indefinitely cease to be published or (z) the supervisor for the administrator of the applicable Screen Rate or a Governmental Authority having jurisdiction over the Administrative Agent has made a public statement identifying a specific date after which the applicable Screen Rate may no longer be used for determining interest rates for loans, then, reasonably promptly following receipt of such notice by Parent or the Administrative Agent, as applicable, the Administrative Agent and Parent shall, at the option of Parent (in its sole discretion), (A) endeavor to establish an alternate rate of interest to the LIBO Rate or the EURIBO Rate, as applicable, that gives due consideration to the then prevailing market convention for determining a rate of interest for syndicated loans in the United States denominated in the applicable currency at such time and (B) 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 (it being understood that such amendment shall not reduce the Applicable Rate). Notwithstanding anything else herein, any definition of such alternate rate of interest shall provide that in no event shall such alternate rate of interest be less than 1.00% for the purposes of this Agreement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 9.02, 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 a copy of such amendment 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 paragraph (but, in the case of the circumstances described in clause (ii) above, only to the extent the applicable Screen Rate for such Interest Period is not available or published at such time on a current basis), clauses (A) and (B) of paragraph (a) of this Section shall be applicable.

 


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SECTION 2.15.Increased Costs.  (a)  If any Change in Law shall:

(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 such reserve requirement reflected in the Adjusted LIBO Rate) or any Issuing Bank;

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

(iii)subject any Recipient to any Taxes (other than (A) Indemnified Taxes, (B) Excluded Taxes and (C) Other Taxes) on its loans, loan principal, letters of credit, commitments or other obligations, or its deposits, reserves, other liabilities or capital attributable thereto;

and the result of any of the foregoing shall be to increase the cost to such Lender of making, converting to, continuing or maintaining any Loan (or of maintaining its obligation to make any Loan), to increase the cost to such Lender or such Issuing Bank of participating in, issuing or maintaining any Letter of Credit (or of maintaining its obligation to participate in or to issue any Letter of Credit), or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by such Lender, such Issuing Bank or other Recipient hereunder (whether of principal, interest or otherwise), then the Borrowers will pay to such Lender, such Issuing Bank or such other Recipient, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender, such Issuing Bank or such other Recipient, as the case may be, for such additional costs or expenses incurred or reduction suffered.

(b)If any Lender or any Issuing Bank determines that any Change in Law affecting such Lender or such Issuing Bank or any lending office of such Lender or such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s holding company, if any, regarding capital or liquidity requirements has had or would have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s capital or on the capital of such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s holding company, if any, as a consequence of this Agreement, the Commitments of or the Loans made by, or participations in Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans held by, such Lender, or the Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank, to a level below that which such Lender or such Issuing Bank or such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s holding company could have achieved but for such Change in Law (taking into consideration such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s policies and the policies of such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s holding company with respect to capital adequacy and liquidity), then from time to time the Borrowers will pay to such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or such Issuing Bank or such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s holding company for any such reduction suffered.

 


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(c)If the cost (including Taxes other than (i) Indemnified Taxes, (ii) Excluded Taxes and (iii) Other Taxes) to any Lender of making, converting to, continuing or maintaining any Loan to (or of maintaining its obligation to make any Loan), or the cost to any Lender or any Issuing Bank of participating in, issuing or maintaining any Letter of Credit issued for the account of any Borrowing Subsidiary (or of maintaining its obligation to participate in or issue any such Letter of Credit) is increased (or the amount of any sum received or receivable by any Lender or any Issuing Bank (or its applicable lending office) is reduced) by reason of the fact that such Borrowing Subsidiary is incorporated in, has its principal place of business in, or borrows from, a jurisdiction outside the United States of America, such Borrowing Subsidiary shall indemnify such Lender or such Issuing Bank from time to time for such increased cost incurred or reduction suffered.

(d)Without duplication of any reserve requirement reflected in the Adjusted LIBO Rate, Parent shall pay to each Lender (i) so long as such Lender shall be required by a central banking or financial regulatory authority with regulatory authority over such Lender to maintain reserves with respect to liabilities or assets consisting of or including funds or deposits obtained in the London or the European interbank market, additional interest on the unpaid principal amount of each Eurocurrency Loan equal to the actual costs of such reserves allocable to such Loan by such Lender (as determined by such Lender in good faith, which determination shall be conclusive absent demonstrable error), and (ii) so long as such Lender shall be required to comply with any reserve ratio requirement or analogous requirement of any other central banking or financial regulatory authority imposed in respect of the maintenance of the Commitments or the funding of the Eurocurrency Loans, such additional costs (expressed as a percentage per annum and rounded upwards, if necessary, to the nearest five decimal places) equal to the actual costs allocated to such Commitment or Loan by such Lender (as determined by such Lender in good faith, which determination shall be conclusive absent demonstrable error), which in each case shall be due and payable on each date on which interest is payable on such Loan; provided that Parent shall have received the certificate referred to in paragraph (e) of this Section with respect to such additional interest or costs from such Lender at least 10 Business Days prior to such date (and, in the event such certificate shall have been delivered after such time, then such additional interest or costs shall be due and payable as set forth in paragraph (e) of this Section).

(e)A certificate of a Lender or an Issuing Bank setting forth the amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Lender or such Issuing Bank or its holding company, as the case may be, as specified in paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) of this Section setting forth in reasonable detail the manner in which such amount or amounts have been determined, delivered to Parent shall be conclusive absent demonstrable error.  The Borrowers shall pay such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, the amount shown as due on any such certificate within 10 Business Days after receipt thereof.

 


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(f)Failure or delay on the part of any Lender or any Issuing Bank to demand compensation pursuant to this Section shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s right to demand such compensation; provided that the Borrowers shall not be required to compensate a Lender or an Issuing Bank pursuant to this Section for any increased or other costs or expenses incurred or reductions incurred more than 180 days prior to the date that such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, notifies Parent of the Change in Law or other circumstance giving rise to such increased or other costs or expenses or reductions and of such Lender’s or such Issuing Bank’s intention to claim compensation therefor; provided further that, if the Change in Law or other circumstance giving rise to such increased costs or expenses or reductions is retroactive, then the 180-day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof.

(g)If a Lender or an Issuing Bank determines, in its sole discretion, that it has received a refund of any amount as to which it has been indemnified by any Borrower pursuant to this Section, it shall pay over such refund to such Borrower (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made by such Borrower under this Section with respect to the events giving rise to such refund), net of all out-of-pocket expenses (including Taxes) of such Lender or such Issuing Bank and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund); provided that each Borrower, upon the request of such Lender or such Issuing Bank, agrees to repay the amount paid over to such Borrower (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) in the event such Lender or such Issuing Bank is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority.  This Section shall not be construed to require any Lender or any Issuing Bank to make available its accounting records (or any other information which it deems confidential) to any Borrower or any other Person.

SECTION 2.16.Break Funding Payments.  In the event of (a) the payment of any principal of any Eurocurrency Loan other than on the last day of an Interest Period applicable thereto (including as a result of an Event of Default), (b) the conversion of any Eurocurrency Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto, (c) the failure to borrow, convert, continue or prepay any Eurocurrency Loan on the date specified in any notice delivered pursuant hereto (regardless of whether such notice may be revoked hereunder and is revoked in accordance therewith) or (d) the assignment of any Eurocurrency Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto as a result of a request by the Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.19 or the CAM Exchange, then, in any such event, the Borrowers shall compensate each Lender for the loss, cost and expense attributable to such event.  In the case of a Eurocurrency Loan, such loss, cost or expense to any Lender shall be deemed to include an amount determined by such Lender to be the excess, if any, of (i) the amount of interest that would have accrued on the principal amount of such Loan had such event not occurred, at the Adjusted LIBO Rate, the LIBO Rate or the EURIBO Rate, as the case may be, that would have been applicable to such Loan, for the period from the date of such event to the last day of the then current Interest Period therefor (or, in the case of a failure to borrow, convert or continue, for the period that

 


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would have been the Interest Period for such Loan) over (ii) the amount of interest that would accrue on such principal amount for such period at the interest rate which such Lender would bid were it to bid, at the commencement of such period, for deposits in the applicable currency of a comparable amount and period from other banks in the Relevant Interbank Market.  The Borrowers shall also compensate each Lender for the loss, cost and expense attributable to any failure by a Borrower to deliver a timely Interest Election Request with respect to a Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in an Alternative Currency.  A certificate of any Lender setting forth any amount or amounts that such Lender is entitled to receive pursuant to this Section delivered to Parent shall be conclusive absent demonstrable error.  The Borrowers shall pay such Lender the amount shown as due on any such certificate within 20 days after receipt thereof.

SECTION 2.17.Taxes.  (a)  Any and all payments by or on account of any obligation of the Borrowers or any other Loan Party hereunder or under any other Loan Document shall be made free and clear of and without deduction or withholding for any Taxes, except as required by applicable law.  If any applicable law (as determined in the good faith discretion of an applicable withholding agent) requires the deduction or withholding of any Tax from any such payments by a withholding agent, then the applicable withholding agent shall be entitled to make such deduction or withholding and shall timely pay the full amount deducted or withheld to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law and, if such Tax is an Indemnified Tax or Other Tax (other than Excluded Taxes), then the sum payable by the Borrowers and the other Loan Parties shall be increased as necessary so that after such deduction or withholding has been made (including such deductions and withholdings applicable to additional sums payable under this Section 2.17(a)) the applicable Recipient receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deduction or withholding been made.

(b)In addition, the Borrowers and the other Loan Parties shall timely pay to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law, or at the option of any Agent timely reimburse it for the payment of, any Other Taxes.

(c)The Borrowers and the other Loan Parties shall indemnify each Recipient within 20 days after written demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes payable or paid by such Recipient, on or with respect to any payment by or on account of any obligation of any Borrower or any other Loan Party hereunder or under any other Loan Document (including Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section) and any penalties, interest and reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes or Other 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 Parent by a Lender or an Issuing Bank, or by any Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender or an Issuing Bank, shall be conclusive absent demonstrable error.

 


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(d)Each Lender severally agrees to indemnify each Agent, within 20 days after written demand therefor, for the full amount of any Taxes (but, in the case of Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes, only to the extent that the Borrowers and the other Loan Parties have not already indemnified such Agent for such Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes, and without limiting the obligation of the Borrowers and the other Loan Parties to do so) attributable to such Lender that are paid or payable by such Agent in connection with any Loan Document and any penalties, interest and reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto (other than any amounts for which such Agent has been reimbursed by the Borrowers or the other Loan Parties), whether or not such Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority.  In addition, each Lender shall severally indemnify the applicable Borrower for any Taxes paid or payable by such Borrower (and not deducted or withheld from any payment otherwise due hereunder to such Lender) as a result of the failure of such Lender to deliver, or as a result of the inaccuracy, inadequacy or deficiency of, any documentation required to be delivered by such Lender to the applicable Borrower pursuant to Section 2.17(f) or 2.17(g).  A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to the applicable Lender by an Agent or the applicable Borrower shall be conclusive absent demonstrable error.  Nothing herein shall prevent any Lender from contesting the applicability of any Taxes that it believes to have been incorrectly or illegally imposed or asserted by any Governmental Authority; provided that no such contest shall suspend the obligation of any Lender to pay amounts due to the Agents or the applicable Borrower as provided in the first and second sentences of this paragraph.

(e)As soon as practicable after any payment of Taxes by any Borrower or any other Loan Party to a Governmental Authority pursuant to this Section 2.17, such Borrower or any other Loan Party shall deliver to the Applicable Agent the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of the return reporting such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Applicable Agent.

(f)(i)  Any Lender that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding tax under the law of the jurisdiction in which an applicable Borrower or any other applicable Loan Party is located, or under any treaty to which such jurisdiction is a party, with respect to payments under this Agreement shall deliver to such Borrower or such other Loan Party and the Applicable Agent, at the time or times prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by such Borrower, such other Loan Party or the Applicable Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by such Borrower, such other Loan Party or the Applicable Agent as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate.  In addition, any Lender, if reasonably requested by an applicable Borrower, any other applicable Loan Party or any Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by law or reasonably requested by such Borrower, such other Loan Party or such Agent as will enable such Borrower, such other Loan Party or such Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to any withholding (including

 


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backup withholding) by such Borrower, such other Loan Party or such Agent or any information reporting requirements by such Borrower, such other Loan Party or such Agent.  In the case of an applicable Borrower or any other applicable Loan Party that, in each case, is a US Person or resident in the United Kingdom for United Kingdom tax purposes, (A) upon the reasonable request of such Borrower or such other Loan Party, or of any Agent, any Lender shall update any form or certification previously delivered pursuant to this Section 2.17(f) and (B) if any form or certification previously delivered pursuant to this Section 2.17(f) expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect with respect to a Lender, such Lender shall promptly (and in any event within 10 days after such expiration, obsolescence or inaccuracy) notify such Borrower or such other Loan Party and such Agent in writing of such expiration, obsolescence or inaccuracy and update the form or certification if it is legally eligible to do so.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the case of an applicable Borrower or any other applicable Loan Party that, in each case, is not a US Person or resident in the United Kingdom for United Kingdom tax purposes, the applicable Lender will not be subject to the requirements of this paragraph (f)(i) unless it has received written notice from such Borrower or such other Loan Party advising it of the availability of an exemption or reduction of withholding Tax under the laws of the jurisdiction in which such Borrower or such other Loan Party is located and containing all applicable documentation (together, if requested by such Lender, with a certified English translation thereof) required to be completed by such Lender in order to receive any such exemption or reduction, and such Lender is reasonably satisfied that it is legally able to provide such documentation to such Borrower or such other Loan Party.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the first two sentences of this paragraph (f)(i), the completion, execution and submission of such documentation (other than such documentation set forth in Section 2.17(f)(ii)(A)-(E) and 2.17(f)(iii)) 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)In furtherance of, and subject to the limitation set forth in, paragraph (f)(i) above, if an applicable Borrower or other applicable Loan Party is a US Person, any Lender (or if such Lender is disregarded as an entity separate from its owner for US Federal income Tax purposes, its sole owner) with respect to such Borrower or other Loan Party shall, if it is legally eligible to do so, deliver to such Borrower (or such other Loan Party) and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies reasonably requested by such Borrower (or such other Loan Party) and the Administrative Agent) on or prior to the date on which such Lender becomes a party hereto (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of such Borrower (or such other Loan Party) or the Administrative Agent), duly completed and executed copies of whichever of the following is applicable:

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(B)(1) with respect to payments of interest under any Loan Document, IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, US Federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “interest” article of such tax treaty and (2) with respect to any other applicable payments under any Loan Document, IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, US Federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “business profits” or “other income” article of such tax treaty;

(C)IRS Form W-8ECI;

(D)both (1) IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E and (2) a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit H-1, H-2, H-3 or H-4 (as applicable) to the effect that such Lender (or if such Lender is disregarded as an entity separate from its owner for US Federal income Tax purposes, its sole owner) is not (w) a “bank” within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, (x) a “10 percent shareholder” of the applicable Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code (y) a “controlled foreign corporation” described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code or (z) conducting a trade or business in the United States of America with which the relevant interest payments are effectively connected;

(E)(1) an IRS Form W-8IMY on behalf of itself and (2) the relevant forms prescribed in clauses (A), (B), (C), (D) and (F) of this paragraph (f)(ii) that would be required of each beneficial owner or partner if such beneficial owner or partner were a Lender; provided that if the Lender is a partnership and one or more of its partners are claiming the exemption for portfolio interest under Section 881(c) of the Code, such Lender may provide a certificate described in Section 2.17(f)(ii)(D) on behalf of such partners; or

(F)any other form prescribed by law as a basis for claiming exemption from, or a reduction of, US Federal withholding Tax together with such supplementary documentation necessary to enable such Borrower (or such other Loan Party) or the Administrative Agent to determine the amount of Tax (if any) required by law to be withheld.

(iii)If a payment made to a Lender under any Loan Document would be subject to US 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 an applicable Borrower or an applicable other Loan Party and the Administrative Agent, at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by such Borrower or such other Loan Party or the Administrative Agent, such documentation prescribed by applicable law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by such Borrower or such other

 


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Loan Party or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for such Borrower or such other Loan Party or the Applicable Agent to comply with its obligations under FATCA, to determine that such Lender has or has not complied with such Lender’s obligations under FATCA and, as necessary, to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment.  Solely for purposes of this Section 2.17(f)(iii), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.

(g)(i)  Subject to paragraph (g)(ii) below, each Lender and each UK Loan Party that makes a payment to such Lender shall cooperate in completing any procedural formalities necessary for such UK Loan Party to obtain authorization to make such payment without withholding or deduction for Taxes imposed under the laws of the United Kingdom.

(ii)(A) In the event any UK Loan Party shall become a party hereto, a Lender that is a party hereto as of the date such UK Loan Party becomes a party hereto and that (x) holds a passport under the HMRC DT Treaty Passport scheme and (y) wishes such scheme to apply to this Agreement, shall provide its scheme reference number and its jurisdiction of tax residence to such UK Loan Party and the London Agent promptly thereafter; and

(B)in the event any UK Loan Party shall become a party hereto, a Lender that becomes a Lender hereunder after the date such UK Loan Party becomes a party hereto and that (x) holds a passport under the HMRC DT Treaty Passport scheme and (y) wishes such scheme to apply to this Agreement, shall provide its scheme reference number and its jurisdiction of tax residence to such UK Loan Party and the London Agent promptly thereafter; and

(C)upon satisfying the requirements of either clause (A) or (B) above, such Lender shall have satisfied its obligation under paragraph (g)(i) above.

(iii)If a Lender has confirmed its scheme reference number and its jurisdiction of tax residence in accordance with paragraph (g)(ii) above, the UK Loan Parties shall make a Borrower DTTP filing with respect to such Lender, and shall promptly provide such Lender with a copy of such filing; provided that if:

(A)any UK Loan Party making a payment to such Lender has not made a Borrower DTTP Filing in respect of such Lender; or

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(2)HMRC has not given such UK Loan Party authority to make payments to such Lender without a deduction for tax within 60 days of the date of such Borrower DTTP Filing;

and in each case, such UK Loan Party has notified that Lender in writing of the occurrence of any event specified in clause (1) or (2) above, then such Lender and such UK Loan Party shall cooperate in completing any additional procedural formalities necessary for such UK Loan Party to obtain authorization to make that payment without withholding or deduction for Taxes imposed under the laws of the United Kingdom.

(iv)If a Lender has not confirmed its scheme reference number and jurisdiction of tax residence in accordance with paragraph (g)(ii) above, no UK Loan Party shall make a Borrower DTTP Filing or file any other form relating to the HMRC DT Treaty Passport scheme in respect of that Lender’s Commitment(s) or its participation in any Loan unless the Lender otherwise agrees.

(v)Each UK Loan Party shall, promptly on making a Borrower DTTP Filing, deliver a copy of such Borrower DTTP Filing to the London Agent for delivery to the relevant Lender.

(vi)Each Lender shall notify Parent and the London Agent if it determines in its sole discretion that it is ceases to be entitled to claim the benefits of an income tax treaty to which the United Kingdom is a party with respect to payments made by any UK Loan Party hereunder.

(h)If any Recipient determines, in its sole discretion exercised in good faith, that it has received a refund or credit of any Taxes as to which it has been indemnified by any Loan Party or with respect to which any Loan Party has paid additional amounts pursuant to this Section 2.17, it shall pay over such refund or credit to such Loan Party (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made, or additional amounts paid, by such Loan Party under this Section 2.17 with respect to the Taxes giving rise to such refund or credit), net of all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses (including Taxes) of such Recipient and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund); provided that such Loan Party, upon the request of such Recipient, agrees to repay the amount paid over to such Loan Party (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) to such Recipient in the event such Recipient is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this paragraph (h), in no event will the indemnified party be required to pay any amount to an indemnifying party pursuant to this paragraph (h) the payment of which would place the indemnified party in a less favorable net after-Tax position than the indemnified party 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 Section shall not be construed to require any Recipient to make

 


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available its Tax returns (or any other information relating to its Taxes which it deems confidential) to any Loan Party or any other Person.

(i)Survival. Each party’s obligations under this Section shall survive the resignation or replacement of the Administrative Agent or any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, a Lender, the termination of the Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.

(j)(i) Issuing Banks.  For purposes of Sections 2.17(d), 2.17(f) and 2.17(g), the term “Lender” shall be deemed to include each Issuing Bank.

SECTION 2.18.Payments Generally; Pro Rata Treatment; Sharing of Set-offs.  (a)  The Borrowers shall make each payment required to be made by them hereunder or under any other Loan Document (whether of principal, interest, fees or reimbursement of LC Disbursements, or of amounts payable under Section 2.15, 2.16 or 2.17, or otherwise) prior to the time expressly required hereunder or under such other Loan Document for such payment (or, if no such time is expressly required, prior to 12:00 noon, Local Time), on the date when due, in immediately available funds, without any rights to set-off, recoupment or counterclaim.  Any amounts received after such time on any date may, in the discretion of the Applicable Agent, be deemed to have been received on the next succeeding Business Day for purposes of calculating interest thereon.  All such payments shall be made to the Applicable Agent to the applicable account specified by it from time to time to Parent for such purpose, except payments to be made directly to an Issuing Bank or the Swingline Lender as expressly provided herein shall be so made and except that payments pursuant to Sections 2.15, 2.16, 2.17 and 9.03 shall be made directly to the Persons entitled thereto and payments pursuant to other Loan Documents shall be made to the Persons specified therein.  The Applicable Agent shall distribute any such payments received by it for the account of any other Person to the appropriate recipient promptly following receipt thereof.  If any payment under any Loan Document shall be due on a day that is not a Business Day, the date for payment shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day, and, in the case of any payment accruing interest, interest thereon shall be payable for the period of such extension.  Except as otherwise provided herein, (i) all payments of principal, interest or reimbursement obligations in respect of any Loan or Letter of Credit shall be made in the currency of such Loan or Letter of Credit and (ii) all other payments under each Loan Document (including all fees) shall be made in US Dollars.  Any payment required to be made by any Agent hereunder shall be deemed to have been made by the time required if such Agent shall, at or before such time, have taken the necessary steps to make such payment in accordance with the regulations or operating procedures of the clearing or settlement system used by such Agent to make such payment.

(b)If at any time insufficient funds are received by and available to the Applicable Agent to pay fully all amounts of principal, unreimbursed LC Disbursements, interest and fees then due hereunder, such funds shall be applied (i) first, towards payment of interest and fees then due hereunder, ratably among the parties entitled thereto in accordance with the amounts of interest and fees then due to such parties, and (ii) second, towards payment of principal and unreimbursed LC

 


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Disbursements then due hereunder, ratably among the parties entitled thereto in accordance with the amounts of principal and unreimbursed LC Disbursements then due to such parties.

(c)If any Lender shall, by exercising any right of set-off or counterclaim or otherwise, obtain payment in respect of any principal of or interest on any of its Loans or participations in LC Disbursements or Swingline Loans resulting in such Lender receiving payment of a greater proportion of the aggregate amount of its Loans and participations in LC Disbursements and Swingline Loans and accrued interest thereon than the proportion received by any other Lender, then the Lender receiving such greater proportion shall purchase (for cash at face value) participations in the Loans and participations in LC Disbursements and Swingline Loans of other Lenders to the extent necessary so that the benefit of all such payments shall be shared by the Lenders ratably in accordance with the aggregate amount of principal of and accrued interest on their respective Loans and participations in LC Disbursements and Swingline Loans; provided that (i) if any such participations are purchased and all or any portion of the payment giving rise thereto is recovered, such participations shall be rescinded and the purchase price restored to the extent of such recovery, without interest, and (ii) the provisions of this paragraph shall not be construed to apply to any payment made by any Borrower pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement (for the avoidance of doubt, as in effect from time to time) or any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment of or sale of a participation in any of its Loans or participations in LC Disbursements or Swingline Loans to any assignee or Participant, other than to Parent or any Subsidiary or Affiliate thereof (as to which the provisions of this paragraph shall apply).  It is acknowledged and agreed that the foregoing provisions of this paragraph reflect an agreement entered into solely among the Lenders (and not any Loan Party) and no consent of any Loan Party shall be required with respect to any action taken by the Lenders pursuant to such provisions.  Each Borrower agrees, to the extent it may effectively do so under applicable law, that any Lender acquiring a participation pursuant to the foregoing arrangements may exercise against each Borrower rights of set-off and counterclaim with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were a direct creditor of such Borrower, as the case may be, in the amount of such participation.

(d)Unless the Applicable Agent shall have received notice from any Borrower prior to the date on which any payment is due to the Applicable Agent for the account of the Lenders or an Issuing Bank hereunder that such Borrower will not make such payment, the Applicable Agent may assume that such Borrower has made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may, in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to the Lenders or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, the amount due.  In such event, if such Borrower has not in fact made such payment, then each of the Lenders or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, severally agrees to repay to the Applicable Agent forthwith on demand the amount so distributed to such Lender or Issuing Bank with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is distributed to it to but excluding the

 


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date of payment to the Applicable Agent, at (i) if such amount is denominated in US Dollars, the greater of the New York Fed Bank RateNYFRB and a rate determined by the Applicable Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, and (ii) if such amount is denominated in an Alternative Currency, the greater of the Foreign Currency Overnight Rate and a rate determined by the Applicable Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.

(e)If any Lender shall fail to make any payment required to be made by it hereunder to or for the account of any Agent, any Issuing Bank or the Swingline Lender, then each Agent may, in its discretion (notwithstanding any contrary provision hereof), (i) apply any amounts thereafter received by such Agent for the account of such Lender to satisfy such Lender’s obligations in respect of such payment until all such unsatisfied obligations have been discharged or (ii) hold any such amounts in a segregated account as cash collateral for, and application to, any future funding obligations of such Lender pursuant to this Agreement (including pursuant to Sections 2.05(c), 2.06(d), 2.06(e), 2.07(b), 2.17(d), 2.18(d) and 9.03(c), in each case in such order as shall be determined by such Agent in its discretion.

(f)In the event that any financial statements delivered under Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b), or any certificate delivered under Section 5.01(c), shall prove to have been materially inaccurate, and such inaccuracy shall have resulted in the payment of any interest or fees at rates lower than those that were in fact applicable for any period (based on the actual Leverage Ratio), then, if such inaccuracy is discovered prior to the termination of the Commitments and the repayment in full of the principal of all Loans and the reduction of the LC Exposure to zero, the Borrowers shall pay to the Administrative Agent, for distribution to each Lender, the accrued interest or fees that should have been paid to such Lender but were not paid as a result of such misstatement.

SECTION 2.19.Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders.  (a)  If any Lender requests compensation under Section 2.15, or if any Borrower is required to pay any additional amount to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 2.17, then such Lender shall use reasonable efforts to designate a different lending office for funding or booking its Loans hereunder or to assign and delegate its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices, branches or Affiliates, if, in the reasonable judgment of such Lender, such designation or assignment (i) would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 2.15 or 2.17, as the case may be, in the future and (ii) would not subject such Lender to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be disadvantageous to such Lender.  The Borrowers hereby agree to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender in connection with any such designation or assignment and delegation.

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(iii) any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender or (iv) any Lender has failed to consent to a proposed waiver, amendment or other modification that under Section 9.02 requires the consent of all the Lenders (or all the affected Lenders or all the Lenders of an affected Class) and with respect to which the Required Lenders (or, in circumstances where Section 9.02 requires the consent of all of the Lenders of an affected Class, a Majority in Interest of the Lenders of the affected Class) shall have granted their consent, then Parent may, at its sole expense and effort, upon notice to such Lender and the Administrative Agent, require such Lender to assign and delegate, without recourse (in accordance with and subject to the restrictions contained in Section 9.04), all its interests, rights  (other than any right to payment pursuant to Section 2.15 or 2.17) and obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents (or, in the case of any such assignment and delegation resulting from a failure to provide a consent as a Lender of an affected Class, all its interests, rights (other than any right, to payment pursuant to Section 2.15 or 2.17) and obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as a Lender of such affected Class) to an Eligible Assignee that shall assume such obligations (which may be another Lender, if a Lender accepts such assignment); provided that (A) Parent shall have received the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent (and, in the case of any assignment that would require consent of any Issuing Bank or the Swingline Lender under Section 9.04, the consent of such Issuing Bank or the Swingline Lender, as the case may be), which consent shall not unreasonably be withheld, delayed or conditioned, (B) such Lender shall have received payment of an amount equal to the outstanding principal of its Loans and, if applicable, participations in LC Disbursements and Swingline Loans, accrued interest thereon, accrued fees and all other amounts payable to it hereunder (if applicable, in each case only to the extent such amounts relate to its interest as a Lender of a particular Class), from the assignee (to the extent of such outstanding principal and accrued interest and fees) or a Borrower (in the case of all other amounts), (C) in the case of any such assignment resulting from a claim for compensation under Section 2.15 or payments required to be made pursuant to Section 2.17, such assignment will result in a reduction in such compensation or payments, (D) in the case of any such assignment resulting from the failure to provide a consent, the assignee shall have given such consent and, as a result of such assignment and any contemporaneous assignments and consents, the applicable waiver, amendment or other modification can be effected and (E) such assignment does not conflict with applicable law.  A Lender shall not be required to make any such assignment and delegation if, prior thereto, as a result of a waiver by such Lender or otherwise, the circumstances entitling Parent to require such assignment and delegation cease to apply.  Each party hereto agrees that an assignment required pursuant to this paragraph may be effected pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption executed by Parent, the Administrative Agent and the assignee and that the Lender required to make such assignment need not be a party thereto.

SECTION 2.20.Defaulting Lenders.  (a)  Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, if any Revolving Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then the following provisions shall apply for so long as any such Revolving Lender is a Defaulting Lender:

 


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(i)no commitment fee shall accrue on the unused amount of any Revolving Commitment of such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.12(a);

(ii)the Revolving Commitments and Revolving Credit Exposures of each Defaulting Lender shall be disregarded in determining whether the Required Lenders or any other requisite Lenders have taken any action hereunder or under any other Loan Document (including any consent to any waiver, amendment or other modification pursuant to Section 9.02); provided, however, that any waiver, amendment or other modification that, disregarding the effect of this clause (ii), requires the consent of all Lenders or of all Lenders affected thereby shall, except as otherwise provided in Section 9.02, continue to require the consent of such Defaulting Lender in accordance with the terms hereof;

(iii)if any Swingline Exposure or any LC Exposure exists at the time such Revolving Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then:

(A)the Swingline Exposure and LC Exposure of such Defaulting Lender (other than (1) any portion of such Swingline Exposure (x) referred to in clause (b) of the definition of such term or (y) with respect to which such Defaulting Lender shall have funded its participation as contemplated by Section 2.05(c) and (2) any portion of such LC Exposure attributable to unreimbursed LC Disbursements with respect to which such Defaulting Lender shall have funded its participation as contemplated by Sections 2.06(d) and 2.06(e)) shall be reallocated among the Non-Defaulting Lenders in accordance with their respective Combined Tranche Percentages, but only to the extent that, after giving effect to such reallocation, the sum of all Non-Defaulting Lenders’ US Tranche Revolving Exposures would not exceed the Aggregate US Tranche Revolving Commitment and the sum of all Non-Defaulting Lenders’ European Tranche Revolving Exposures would not exceed the Aggregate European Tranche Revolving Commitment;

(B)if the reallocation described in clause (A) above cannot, or can only partially, be effected, the Borrowers shall within one Business Day following notice by the Administrative Agent (1) first, prepay the portion of such Defaulting Lender’s Swingline Exposure (other than any portion thereof referred to in the parenthetical in such clause (A)) that has not been reallocated and (B) second, cash collateralize for the benefit of the Issuing Banks the portion of such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure (other than any portion thereof referred to in the parenthetical in such clause (A)) that has not been reallocated in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 2.06(j) for so long as such LC Exposure is outstanding;

(C)if the Borrowers cash collateralize any portion of such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure pursuant to clause (B) above, the Borrowers shall not be required to pay participation fees to such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.12(b) with respect to such portion of such

 


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Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure for so long as such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure is cash collateralized;

(D)if any portion of the LC Exposure of such Defaulting Lender is reallocated pursuant to clause (A) above, then the fees payable to the Revolving Lenders pursuant to Sections 2.12(a) and 2.12(b) shall be adjusted to give effect to such reallocation; and

(E)if all or any portion of such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure is neither reallocated nor cash collateralized pursuant to clause (A) or (B) above, then, without prejudice to any rights or remedies of any Issuing Bank or any other Lender hereunder, all participation fees payable under Section 2.12(b) with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure shall be payable to the Issuing Banks (and allocated among them ratably based on the amount of such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure attributable to Letters of Credit issued by each Issuing Bank) until and to the extent that such LC Exposure is reallocated and/or cash collateralized; and

(iv)so long as such Revolving Lender is a Defaulting Lender, the Swingline Lender shall not be required to fund any Swingline Loan and no Issuing Bank shall be required to issue, amend, renew or extend any Letter of Credit, unless, in each case, it is satisfied that the related exposure and the Defaulting Lender’s then outstanding Swingline Exposure (other than the portion of such Swingline Exposure referred to in clause (b) of the definition of such term) or LC Exposure, as applicable, will be fully covered by the Revolving Commitments of the Non-Defaulting Lenders and/or cash collateral provided by the BorrowerBorrowers in accordance with this Section, and participating interests in any such funded Swingline Loan or in any such issued, amended, renewed or extended Letter of Credit will be allocated among the Non-Defaulting Lenders in a manner consistent with Section 2.20(a)(iii)(A) (and such Defaulting Lender shall not participate therein).

(b)In the event the Administrative Agent, the Swingline Lender, each Issuing Bank and Parent shall have agreed that a Revolving Lender that is a Defaulting Lender has adequately remedied all matters that caused such Lender to become a Defaulting Lender, then (i) such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender for all purposes hereof, (ii) the obligations of the Revolving Lenders to purchase participations in Swingline Loans under Section 2.05(c) and the participations of the Lenders in Letters of Credit under Section 2.06(d) shall be readjusted to be determined on the basis of the Lenders’ Combined Tranche Percentages and (iiiii) such Lender shall purchase at par such of the Revolving Loans under the applicable Tranche of the other Revolving Lenders under such Tranche as the Administrative Agent shall determine to be necessary in order for the Revolving Loans to be held by the Revolving Lenders in accordance with their applicable Tranche Percentages, whereupon such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender (but shall not be entitled to receive any fees that ceased to

 


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accrue during the period when it was a Defaulting Lender and all amendments, waivers or other modifications effected without its consent in accordance with the provisions of Section 9.02 and this Section 2.20 during such period shall be binding on it).

(c)No Commitment of any Revolving Lender shall be increased or otherwise affected and, except as otherwise expressly provided in this Section, performance by the Borrowers of their obligations hereunder and under the other Loan Documents shall not be excused or otherwise modified, as a result of the operation of this Section.  The rights and remedies against a Defaulting Lender under this Section are in addition to other rights and remedies that the Borrowers, the Agents, the Swingline Lender, any Issuing Bank or any Non-Defaulting Lender may have against such Defaulting Lender (and, for the avoidance of doubt, each Non-Defaulting Lender shall have a claim against any Defaulting Lender for any losses it may suffer as a result of the operation of this Section).

SECTION 2.21.Incremental Term Loans.  (a)  Parent may, by written notice to the Administrative Agent, request the establishment of Incremental Term Commitments, provided that the aggregate amount of Incremental Term Commitments established on any date shall not exceed the Incremental Amount on such date.  Each such notice shall set forth (i) the amount of the requested Incremental Term Commitments (which, subject to the foregoing proviso, shall be at least US$50,000,000 unless otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent) and (ii) the date on which such Incremental Term Commitments are requested to be effective (which shall be a Business Day not less than 10 Business Days (or such shorter period as may be agreed to by the Administrative Agent) or more than 30 days after the date of such notice).  Any Lender approached to provide any Incremental Term Commitment may elect or decline, in its sole discretion, to provide such Incremental Term Commitment, and any Person that Parent proposes to become an Incremental Term Lender, if such Person is not then a Lender, must be an Eligible Assignee and must be approved by the Administrative Agent (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed); provided that no Person may provide any Incremental Term Commitment to the extent that, on the date of effectiveness thereof or the making of any Incremental Term Loans thereunder, such Person and its Affiliates, taken in the aggregate, would hold more than 25% of the sum of the total outstanding Revolving Credit Exposure, total unused Revolving Commitments, aggregate outstanding principal amount of Incremental Term Loans and total unused Incremental Term Commitments, in each case, determined on such date immediately after giving effect to the effectiveness of such Incremental Term Commitments (and, if applicable, any Commitment Increase or Commitment Decrease made on such date).

(b)The terms and conditions of any Incremental Term Commitments and the Incremental Term Loans to be made thereunder shall be as set forth in the applicable Incremental Facility Agreement; provided that (i) no Incremental Term Maturity Date shall be earlier than the Revolving Maturity Date in effect on the date of incurrence of such Incremental Term Loans, (ii) the scheduled amortization installments with respect thereto may not be more frequent than quarterly and the aggregate annual amount of scheduled amortization with

 


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respect to any Incremental Term Loans may not exceed 10% of the original principal amount of such Incremental Term Loans (it being understood that, subject to this clause (ii), the amortization schedule applicable to (and the effect thereon of any prepayments of) any Incremental Term Loans shall be determined by Parent and the applicable Incremental Term Lenders, (iii) covenants and events of default applicable to any Incremental Term Commitments or Incremental Term Loan shall be identical to those applicable to the Revolving Commitments and the Revolving Loans, other than any such covenants and events of default applicable after the Revolving Maturity Date in effect on the date of incurrence of such Incremental Term Loans, and (iv) except for the terms referred to above and subject to paragraph (c) of this Section, to the extent the terms of any Incremental Term Loans (other than interest rates (whether fixed or floating), interest margins, benchmark rate floors, upfront fees, original issue discounts and prepayment terms (including “no call” terms and other restrictions thereon) and premiums) are not consistent with those of the Revolving Loans, such differences shall be acceptable to the Administrative Agent (such acceptance not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed).  Any Incremental Term Commitments established pursuant to an Incremental Facility Agreement that have identical terms and conditions, and any Incremental Term Loans made thereunder, shall be designated as a separate series (each a “Series”) of Incremental Term Commitments and Incremental Term Loans for all purposes of this Agreement.

(c)The Incremental Term Commitments of any Series shall be effected pursuant to an Incremental Facility Agreement executed and delivered by Parent, each Incremental Term Lender providing such Incremental Term Commitments and the Administrative Agent (which Incremental Facility Agreement shall in any event to contain a representation by each such Incremental Term Lender that the requirements set forth in the proviso of the last sentence of paragraph (a) above have been satisfied with respect to it); provided that no Incremental Term Commitments shall become effective unless (i) on the date of the effectiveness thereof, the conditions set forth in Sections 4.02(a) and 4.02(b) shall be satisfied (without giving effect to the parenthetical in Section 4.02(a), but, in each case, deeming all references therein to the date, time or effect of a Borrowing (or an issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of a Letter of Credit) to refer to the date, time and effect of effectiveness of such Incremental Term Commitments and the making of Incremental Term Loans thereunder and giving effect thereto and the use of proceeds thereof on a pro forma basis), provided that, in the case of Incremental Term Commitments established for the primary purpose of financing, in whole or in part, any Limited Conditionality Acquisition (such Incremental Term Commitments, and Incremental Term Loans thereunder, being collectively referred to as “Limited Conditionality Acquisition Incremental Term Loans”), the condition set forth in this clause (i) may be waived or modified in a manner determined by Parent and the Incremental Term Lenders providing such Incremental Term Commitments, as set forth in the applicable Incremental Facility Agreement, provided further that, in any event, (A) on the date the applicable Limited Conditionality Acquisition Agreement becomes effective, no Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would have resulted therefrom, (B) on the date of

 


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effectiveness of such Incremental Term Commitments or the making of Incremental Term Loans thereunder, no Event of Default under Section 7.01(a), 7.01(b) 7.01(h) or 7.01(i) shall have occurred and be continuing or would result therefrom after giving effect thereto and the use of proceeds thereof on a pro forma basis and (C) on the date of effectiveness of such Incremental Term Commitments or the making of Incremental Term Loans thereunder, customary “SunGard” representations and warranties (with such representations and warranties to be reasonably determined by the applicable Incremental Term Lenders and the Administrative Agent) shall be true and correct in all material respects (in all respects if qualified by materiality) immediately prior to, and immediately after giving effect to, the effectiveness of such Incremental Term Commitments, the making of the Incremental Term Loans thereunder and the use of proceeds thereof, (ii) the Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate dated as of such date and executed by a Financial Officer of Parent setting forth, in reasonable detail, the calculation of the Incremental Amount as of such date and confirming the satisfaction of the condition in clause (A) above and (iii) the Administrative Agent shall have received documents consistent with those delivered pursuant to Sections 4.01(b) and 4.01(f) to the Existing Credit Agreement in connection therewith.  Each Incremental Facility Agreement may, without the consent of any Lender, effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the opinion of the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, to give effect to the provisions of this Section, including any amendments necessary to treat the applicable Incremental Term Commitments and Incremental Term Loans as a new Class of Commitments and Loans hereunder.

ARTICLE III

Representations and Warranties

Each of Parent and each Borrowing Subsidiary represents and warrants to the Lenders (it being agreed that the representation and warranty set forth in Section 3.17 shall cease to be made or deemed made after the Collateral Release Date) that:

SECTION 3.01.Organization; Powers.  Parent and each Subsidiary is duly organized, validly existing and (to the extent the concept is applicable in such jurisdiction) in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its organization, except (other than in the case of any Loan Party) where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, has all requisite power and authority to carry on its business as now conducted and, except where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, is qualified to do business in, and is in good standing in, every jurisdiction where such qualification is required.

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organizational and, if required, stockholder or other equityholder action.  This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by Parent and each Borrowing Subsidiary and constitutes (assuming due execution by the parties hereto other than Parent and the Borrowing Subsidiaries), and each other Loan Document to which any Loan Party is or is to be a party, when executed and delivered by such Loan Party, will constitute (assuming due execution by the parties thereto other than Parent and the Subsidiaries), a legal, valid and binding obligation of Parent, such Borrower or such Loan Party (as the case may be), enforceable in accordance with its terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and subject to general principles of equity, regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law.

SECTION 3.03.Governmental Approvals; No Conflicts.  The Transactions (a) do not require any consent or approval of, registration or filing with or any other action by any Governmental Authority, except those that have been obtained or are in full force and effect (b) will not violate any (i) applicable law or regulation or any order of any Governmental Authority or (ii) the charter, by-laws or other organizational documents of Parent or any of the Subsidiaries, (c) will not violate or result (alone or with notice or lapse of time, or both) in a default under any indenture or other material agreement or instrument binding upon Parent or any of the Subsidiaries or its assets, or require any payment to be made by Parent or any of the Subsidiaries thereunder and (d) except for Liens created under the Loan Documents, will not result in the creation or imposition of, or in an obligations to create, any Lien (other than any Lien created pursuant to the Loan Documents) on any asset of Parent or any of the Material Subsidiaries, except, in the case of clauses (a), (b)(i) and (c) above, as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

SECTION 3.04.Financial Condition; No Material Adverse Change.  (a)  Parent has heretofore furnished to the Lenders, through inclusion in an Annual Report on Form 10-K or Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC, a consolidated balance sheet and consolidated statements of operations, cash flows and, with respect to the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, changes in investedstockholders’ equity and comprehensive income (loss) of Parent and the Subsidiaries (i) as of the end of and for the fiscal year ended December 31, 20162019, reported on by KPMG LLP, independent registered public accounting firm, and (ii) as of the end of and for the fiscal quarter  (other than in the case of the statement of cash flows) and the portion of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017.  Such financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position and results of operations and cash flows of Parent and the consolidated Subsidiaries as of such date and for such period in accordance with GAAP, subject to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes in the case of the statements referred to in clause (ii) above.

(b)There has not occurred since December 31, 20162019, any event, condition or circumstance that has had or would reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on the business, results of operations, assets or financial condition of Parent and the Subsidiaries, taken as a whole; provided that the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects thereof on the business, results of

 


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operations, assets and financial condition of Parent and the Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, shall be disregarded for purposes of this paragraph to the extent disclosed (including as effects or potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic) in the Lender Presentation dated April 2020 and provided to the Lenders on April 22, 2020.

(c)Except as disclosed in the financial statements referred to above or the notes thereto, after giving effect to the Transactions, none of Parent or the Subsidiaries has, as of the FirstSecond Amendment Effective Date, any material contingent liabilities.

SECTION 3.05.Properties.  (a)  Each of Parent and the Subsidiaries has good title to, or valid leasehold interests in, all its real and personal property material to its business, except for minor defects in title that do not interfere with its ability to conduct its business as currently conducted or to utilize such properties for their intended purposes and except as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(b)Each of Parent and the Subsidiaries owns, or is licensed to use, all trademarks, tradenames, copyrights, patents and other intellectual property material to its business, except for intellectual property the failure to own or license which, individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, and the use thereof by Parent and the Subsidiaries does not infringe upon the rights of any other Person, except for any such infringements that, individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

SECTION 3.06.Litigation and Environmental Matters.  (a)  There are no actions, suits or proceedings by or before any arbitrator or Governmental Authority pending against or, to the knowledge of Parent or any Borrowing Subsidiary, threatened in writing against or affecting Parent or any of the Subsidiaries (i) as to which there is a reasonable possibility of an adverse determination and that, if adversely determined, would reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to result in a Material Adverse Effect or (ii) that involve any of the Loan Documents or the Transactions.

(b)Except with respect to matters that, individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, neither Parent nor any of the Subsidiaries (i) has failed to comply with any Environmental Law or to obtain, maintain or comply with any permit, license or other approval required under any Environmental Law, (ii) has become subject to any Environmental Liability, (iii) has received written notice of any claim with respect to any Environmental Liability or (iv) knows of any basis reasonably likely to result in any Environmental Liability.

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other instruments binding upon it or its property, except where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.  No Default has occurred and is continuing.

SECTION 3.08.Investment Company Status.  Neither Parent nor any of the Subsidiariesother Loan Party is an “investment company” as defined in, or subject to regulation under, the Investment Company Act of 1940.

SECTION 3.09.Taxes.  Each of Parent and the Subsidiaries has timely filed or caused to be filed all Tax returns and reports required to have been filed and has paid or caused to be paid all Taxes required to have been paid by it, except (a) Taxes that are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which Parent or such Subsidiary, as applicable, has set aside on its books reserves with respect thereto in accordance with GAAP or (b) to the extent that the failure to do so would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

SECTION 3.10.ERISA.  Except as would not reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to result in a Material Adverse Effect, (a) each Plan is in compliance with the applicable provisions of ERISA, the Code, and other Federal or stateState laws and, in each case, the regulations thereunder and (b) no ERISA Event has occurred or is reasonably expected to occur.  The excess of the present value of all accumulated benefit obligations under each Plan (based on assumptions used for purposes of Accounting Standards Codification Topic 715), if any, over the fair market value of the assets of such Plan, would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

SECTION 3.11.Disclosure.  The reports, financial statements, certificates and other written factual information furnished by or on behalf of any Loan Party to any Agent or any Lender in connection with the negotiation of this Agreement or any other Loan Document or delivered hereunder or thereunder (as modified or supplemented by other information theretofore so furnished), taken as a whole, do not contain any material misstatement of fact or omit to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading as of the date furnished; provided that (a) with respect to projected financial information, Parent and the Borrowing Subsidiaries represent and warrant only that such information was prepared in good faith based upon assumptions believed by them to be reasonable at the time and (b) with respect to the consolidated financial statements of Parent delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b), Parent and the Borrowing Subsidiaries represent and warrant only that such financial statements will, when delivered, present fairly in all material respects the financial position and results of operations and cash flows of Parent and the Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis as of the end of and for the periods covered thereby in accordance with GAAP, subject to, in the case of such financial statements delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(b), normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes.

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SECTION 3.12.SECTION 3.13. Subsidiaries.  Schedule 3.133.12 sets forth, as of the OriginalSecond Amendment Effective Date, the name and jurisdiction of organization of, and the percentage of each class of Equity Interests owned by Parent or any Subsidiary in, each Subsidiary and identifies, as of the OriginalSecond Amendment Effective Date, each Designated Subsidiary and each Material Subsidiary.

SECTION 3.13.SECTION 3.14. Use of Proceeds; Margin Regulations.  None of Parent or the Subsidiaries is engaged or will engage, principally or as one of its important activities, in the business of purchasing or carrying margin stock (within the meaning of Regulation U of the Board of Governors), or extending credit for the purpose of purchasing or carrying margin stock.  The proceeds of the Loans and the Letters of Credit have been and will be used solely for the general corporate purposes of Parent and the Subsidiaries, including working capital, capital expenditures and acquisitionsAcquisitions.  No part of the proceeds of any Loan have been or will be used, whether directly or indirectly, for any purpose that entails a violation of any of the Regulations of the Board of Governors, including Regulations T, U and X.

SECTION 3.14.SECTION 3.15. Borrowing Subsidiaries.  Each Borrowing Subsidiary is subject to civil and commercial law with respect to its obligations under this Agreement, and the execution, delivery and performance by such Borrowing Subsidiary of the applicable Borrowing Subsidiary Agreement, this Agreement and, the Guarantee Agreement and the applicable Security Documents constitute and will constitute private and commercial acts rather than public or governmental acts.  Each Borrowing Subsidiary that is a Foreign Subsidiary has validly given its consent to be sued in respect of its obligations under the Borrowing Subsidiary Agreement, this Agreement and, the Guarantee Agreement and the applicable Security Documents.  Each Borrowing Subsidiary that is a Foreign Subsidiary has waived every immunity (sovereign or otherwise) to which it or any of its properties would otherwise be entitled from any legal action, suit or proceeding, from jurisdiction of any court or from setoff or any legal process (whether service or notice, attachment prior to judgment, attachment in aid of execution of judgment, execution of judgment or otherwise) under the laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation in respect of its obligations under the Borrowing Subsidiary Agreement, this Agreement and, the Guarantee Agreement and the applicable Security Documents.  The waiver by such Borrowing Subsidiary described in the immediately preceding sentence is legal, valid and binding on such Borrowing Subsidiary.

SECTION 3.15.SECTION 3.16. Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions.  Parent has implemented and maintains in effect policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance by Parent, its Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions, and Parent, its Subsidiaries and, to the knowledge of Parent, their respective directors, officers, employees and agents, are in compliance with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions in all material respects. None of (a) Parent, any Subsidiary or, to the knowledge of Parent, any of their respective directors, officers or employees, or (b) to the knowledge of Parent, any agent of Parent or any Subsidiary that will act in any capacity in connection with or benefit from the credit facility established hereby, is a Sanctioned Person.  No Borrowing, issuance of a

 


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Letter of Credit or use of the proceeds of any Borrowing or any Letter of Credit will result in a violation by any party hereto of Anti-Corruption Laws or application Sanctions.

SECTION 3.16.SECTION 3.17. EEA Financial Institutions.  No Loan Party is an EEA Financial Institution.Affected Financial Institutions.  No Loan Party is an Affected Financial Institution.

SECTION 3.17.Collateral Matters

.  (a) The Collateral Agreement, upon execution and delivery thereof by the parties thereto, will create in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties (as defined therein), a valid and enforceable security interest in the Collateral (as defined therein) and (i) when the Collateral constituting certificated securities (as defined in the Uniform Commercial Code) and required to be delivered to the Administrative Agent in accordance with the Collateral Agreement is delivered to the Administrative Agent, together with instruments of transfer duly endorsed in blank, the security interest created under the Collateral Agreement will constitute a fully perfected security interest in all right, title and interest of the Loan Parties party thereto in such Collateral, prior and superior in right to any other Person, except for rights secured by Liens permitted under Section 6.02(a) that have priority as a matter of law, and (ii) when Uniform Commercial Code financing statements (or equivalent) in appropriate form are filed in the applicable filing offices, the security interest created under the Collateral Agreement will constitute a fully perfected security interest in all right, title and interest