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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): April 24, 2023 (April 19, 2023)
Commission File Number: 1-35106


AMC Networks Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware27-5403694
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
11 Penn Plaza,
New York,
NY
10001
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

(212) 324-8500
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

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

Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock, par value $0.01 per shareAMCXTheNASDAQStock Market LLC
 

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))
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 April 19, 2023, AMC Networks Inc. (“AMC Networks”) entered into Amendment No. 2 (“Amendment No. 2”) to the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of July 28, 2017, as amended by that certain Amendment No. 1 to the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of February 8, 2021 (as amended by Amendment No. 2, the “Credit Agreement”), by and among AMC Networks and its subsidiary, AMC Network Entertainment LLC (“AMC Network Entertainment”), as the initial borrowers (the “Borrowers”), certain of AMC Networks’ subsidiaries, as restricted subsidiaries, the lenders party thereto and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent.

Amendment No. 2 (i) reduced the aggregate principal amount of the revolving loan commitments under the Credit Agreement from $500,000,000 to $400,000,000, (ii) replaced the interest rate based on London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) and related LIBOR-based mechanics applicable to borrowings under the Credit Agreement with an interest rate based on the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”) and related SOFR-based mechanics, (iii) increased AMC Networks’ ability to incur additional debt in the future to provide additional flexibility for future financings, including increasing the amount of the incremental debt basket to the greater of $1.2 billion and the amount that would not cause a senior secured leverage ratio to exceed 3.00 to 1.00 on a pro forma basis and (iv) made certain other modifications to the Credit Agreement.

Amendment No. 2 has been filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and the description of Amendment No. 2 contained herein is qualified in its entirety by reference to Amendment No. 2, which is incorporated herein by reference.


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

The information set forth in Item 1.01 above is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
10.1
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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 thereunto duly authorized.

 AMC Networks Inc.
Date:April 24, 2023 By:/s/ Anne G. Kelly
 Anne G. Kelly
 Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary


Document




AMENDMENT NO. 2
TO THE SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT
dated as of April 19, 2023
among
AMC NETWORKS INC.,
as the Company and an initial Borrower,
AMC NETWORK ENTERTAINMENT LLC,
as an initial Borrower,
CERTAIN SUBSIDIARIES OF THE COMPANY,
as Restricted Subsidiaries,
THE LENDERS PARTY HERETO,
and
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent
______________________________

BOFA SECURITIES, INC.,
and
JPMORGAN SECURITIES LLC,
as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners and Co-Documentation Agents
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
as Syndication Agent


























AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO THE SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT


This AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO THE SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT (this “Amendment”), dated as of April 19, 2023, is among AMC NETWORKS INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), AMC NETWORK ENTERTAINMENT LLC, a New York limited liability company (collectively with the Company, the “Borrower”), the Restricted Subsidiaries party hereto, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as Administrative Agent (in such capacity, the “Administrative Agent”) and the Collateral Agent , and each Lender party hereto. Terms used herein and not otherwise defined have the meaning set forth in the Credit Agreement, as amended by this Amendment (as so amended, the “Amended Credit Agreement”).
PRELIMINARY STATEMENTS:
(I)The Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and other parties named therein have entered into that certain Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of July 28, 2017, as amended by that certain Amendment No. 1 to the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of February 8, 2021 (and as the same may have been further amended, supplemented or otherwise modified prior to the date hereof, the “Credit Agreement”).
(II)The Borrower has requested, and the Lenders constituting each Lender under the Credit Agreement, upon the terms and conditions set forth herein, have agreed to enter into this Amendment to (i) reduce the aggregate principal amount of the existing Revolving Credit Commitments under the Credit Agreement by $100,000,000, which reduction shall be applied pro rata to the Revolving Credit Commitments of the Revolving Credit Lenders as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date (as defined below) and (ii) amend certain other provisions in the Credit Agreement as hereinafter set forth.
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and for other good and valuable consideration (the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged), the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:
Section 1.Amendments to Credit Agreement. The Credit Agreement is, effective as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date and subject to the satisfaction of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 3 hereof, hereby amended as follows:
(1)The Credit Agreement is hereby amended to delete the stricken text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: stricken text ) and to add the double-underlined text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: double-underlined text) as set forth in the pages of the Credit Agreement attached as Exhibit A hereto. For the avoidance of doubt, Exhibit A hereto intentionally excludes the exhibits and schedules to the Credit Agreement, which, except as expressly set forth in clause (b) below, are not being amended hereby.
(2)Each of Schedules 1.01(i), 1.01(ii), 1,01(iii), 2.01 and 2.03 is hereby amended and restated in its entirety to read as set forth on Exhibit B hereto.
Section 2.Conditions of Effectiveness to Amendment No. 2. Section 1 of this Amendment shall become effective on the date (the “Amendment No. 2 Effective Date”) when, and only when, the following conditions shall have been satisfied:
(1)The Administrative Agent shall have received counterparts of this Amendment executed by each Loan Party, and each Lender (or, as to any of the Lenders, written evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent that such Lender has executed this Amendment).
(2)The Borrower shall have paid all fees, charges and disbursements of counsel to the Administrative Agent to the extent required to be paid pursuant to Section 5 of this Amendment or Section 10.04 of the Credit Agreement and properly invoiced at least three (3) Business Days prior to or on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, plus such additional amounts of such fees, charges and disbursements as shall constitute its reasonable estimate of such fees, charges and disbursements incurred or to be incurred by it through the closing proceedings (provided, that such estimate shall not thereafter preclude a final settling of accounts between the Borrower and the Administrative Agent).




(3)The Administrative Agent and each Lender shall have received all documentation and other information required by regulatory authorities with respect to the Loan Parties reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent or such Lender under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the Patriot Act and Beneficial Ownership Regulation.
(4)Except as disclosed in the Company’s filings with the SEC made prior to the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, there shall not have occurred since December 31, 2021 any Materially Adverse Effect.
Section 3.Representations and Warranties. Each Loan Party represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders that:
(1)(i) The execution, delivery and performance by such party of this Amendment and the transactions contemplated hereby have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or other action and do not and will not: (A) violate any Law currently in effect (other than violations that, singly or in the aggregate, have not had and are not likely to have a Materially Adverse Effect), or any provision of any of the Company’s or the Restricted Subsidiaries’ respective organizational documents presently in effect; (B) conflict with or result in the breach of, or constitute a default or require any consent under, or require any payment to be made under (1) any Contractual Obligation to which the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries is a party or their respective properties may be bound or affected or (2) any order, injunction, writ or decree of any Governmental Authority or any arbitral award to which the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries or their respective properties are subject (in each case, other than any conflict, breach, default or required consent that, singly or in the aggregate, have not had and are not likely to have a Materially Adverse Effect); (C) require the approval or consent of, or filing or registration with, any (1) Governmental Authority or (2) any other third party, in the case of this clause (2) pursuant to any Contractual Obligation that is material to the business of the Company or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries; or (D) except as provided under any Loan Document, result in, or require, the creation or imposition of any Lien upon or with respect to any of the properties or assets now owned or hereafter acquired by the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries, and (ii) this Amendment has been duly executed and delivered by such party and this Amendment and the Amended Credit Agreement constitute a legal, valid and binding obligation of such party, enforceable against such party in accordance with its terms (except for limitations on enforceability under bankruptcy, reorganization, insolvency and other similar laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and limitations on the availability of the remedy of specific performance imposed by the application of general equitable principles).
(2)Both immediately before and immediately after the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, the representations and warranties of such Loan Party contained in the Credit Agreement and any other Loan Document are true and correct in all material respects; provided that, to the extent that such representations and warranties expressly refer to an earlier date, they shall be true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date.
(3)Both immediately before and immediately after the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.
Section 4.Reference to and effect on the Credit Agreement and the Loan Documents. (a) On and after the effectiveness of this Amendment, each reference in the Credit Agreement to “this Credit Agreement”, “hereunder”, “hereof” or words of like import referring to the Credit Agreement, and each reference in the Notes and each of the other Loan Documents to “the Credit Agreement”, “thereunder”, “thereof” or words of like import referring to the Credit Agreement, shall mean and be a reference to the Amended Credit Agreement.
(1)The Credit Agreement, as specifically amended by this Amendment, is and shall continue to be in full force and effect and is hereby in all respects ratified and confirmed. This Amendment is not intended to and shall not constitute a novation of the Credit Agreement. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Collateral Documents and all of the Collateral described therein do and shall continue to secure the payment of all Obligations of the Loan Parties under the Loan Documents, in each case as amended by this Amendment.
(2)The execution, delivery and effectiveness of this Amendment shall not, except as expressly provided herein, operate as a waiver of any right, power or remedy of any Lender or the Administrative Agent under any of the Loan Documents, nor constitute a waiver of any provision of any of the Loan Documents.
(3)Each Loan Party hereby (i) ratifies and reaffirms all of its payment and performance obligations, contingent or otherwise, under each of the Loan Documents to which it is a party, (ii) ratifies and reaffirms each grant of a lien on, or security interest in, its property made pursuant to the Loan Documents (including, without limitation, the grant of security made by such Loan Party pursuant to the Security Agreement) and confirms that such liens and security interests continue to secure the Obligations under the Loan Documents (including the Amended Credit Agreement), subject to the terms thereof and (iii) in the case of each Guarantor, ratifies and reaffirms its guaranty of the Obligations pursuant to the Guaranty.




(4)The provisions of Sections 10.04, 10.11, 10.13 (other than clause (a) thereof) and 10.15 of the Credit Agreement are hereby incorporated by reference as if set forth in full herein, mutatis mutandis.
(5)The headings of this Amendment are for purposes of reference only and shall not be deemed to limit, amplify or modify the terms of this Amendment, nor affect the meaning hereof.
Section 5.Costs and Expenses The Borrower agrees to pay all reasonable out-of-pocket costs and expenses of the Administrative Agent in connection with the preparation, execution, delivery and administration of this Amendment and the other instruments and documents to be delivered hereunder (including, without limitation, the reasonable fees and expenses of counsel for the Administrative Agent) in accordance with the terms of Section 10.04 of the Credit Agreement.
Section 6.Execution in Counterparts. This Amendment may be executed in any number of counterparts and by different parties hereto in separate counterparts, each of which when so executed shall be deemed to be an original and all of which taken together shall constitute but one and the same agreement. Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of (x) this Amendment and/or (y) any document, approval, consent, information, notice, certificate, request, statement disclosure or authorization related to this Amendment and/or the transactions contemplated hereby (each an “Ancillary Document”) that is an Electronic Signature (as defined below) transmitted by telecopy, e-mailed .pdf or any other electronic means that reproduces an image of an actual executed signature page shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Amendment or such Ancillary Document, as applicable. The words “execution,” “signed,” “signature,” “delivery,” and words of like import in or relating to this Amendment and/or any Ancillary Document shall be deemed to include Electronic Signatures, deliveries or the keeping of records in any electronic form (including deliveries by telecopy, emailed .pdf, or any other electronic means that reproduces an image of an actual executed signature page), each of which shall be of the same legal effect, validity or enforceability as a manually executed signature, physical delivery thereof or the use of a paper-based recordkeeping system as the case may be. For purposes of this Section 6, “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.
Section 7.Governing Law. This Amendment shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of the State of New York.
Section 8.WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. EACH PARTY HERETO HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AMENDMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY OR THEREBY (WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER THEORY). EACH PARTY HERETO (A) CERTIFIES THAT NO REPRESENTATIVE, AGENT OR ATTORNEY OF ANY OTHER PERSON HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH OTHER PERSON WOULD NOT, IN THE EVENT OF LITIGATION, SEEK TO ENFORCE THE FOREGOING WAIVER AND (B) ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT AND THE OTHER PARTIES HERETO HAVE BEEN INDUCED TO ENTER INTO THIS AMENDMENT AND THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MUTUAL WAIVERS AND CERTIFICATIONS IN THIS SECTION 8.
Section 9.Loan Document. This Amendment shall constitute and be deemed to be a Loan Document as defined in the Credit Agreement.
Section 10.Miscellaneous. Any Eurodollar Rate Loan (as defined in the Credit Agreement immediately prior to giving effect to this Amendment (the “Existing Credit Agreement”)) that is based on the Eurodollar Rate (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) that is outstanding as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date (“Existing LIBOR Rate Loans”) shall continue to bear interest at the Eurodollar Rate until the end of the current Interest Period applicable to such loans (in accordance with the terms of the Existing Credit Agreement), at which time, such Existing LIBOR Rate Loans shall automatically convert to SOFR Loans with a corresponding Interest Period. Any interest accrued on such Existing LIBOR Rate Loans prior to the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date will be payable to the Lenders on the relevant Interest Payment Date (as defined in the Credit Agreement immediately prior to giving effect to this Amendment).
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EXHIBIT A


FORM OF CREDIT AGREEMENT


(See attached.)



EXECUTION VERSION
Published CUSIP Number: 00164YAE7
Revolving Credit CUSIP Number: 00164YAF4
Term A Loan CUSIP Number: 00164YAG2

SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT
dated as of July 28, 2017
among
AMC NETWORKS INC.,
as the Company and an initial Borrower,
AMC NETWORK ENTERTAINMENT LLC,
as an initial Borrower,
CERTAIN SUBSIDIARIES OF THE COMPANY,
as Restricted Subsidiaries,
THE LENDERS PARTY HERETO,
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
as an L/C Issuer,
and
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
as Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent and an L/C Issuer
_________________________________________________
MERRILL LYNCH, PIERCE, FENNER & SMITH INCORPORATED
and
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners

THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA, THE BANK OF TOKYO-MITSUBISHI UFJ, LTD.,
BNP PARIBAS, CITIBANK, N.A., FIFTH THIRD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
MORGAN STANLEY SENIOR FUNDING, INC.,
TRUIST SECURITIES, INC.
and
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Joint Bookrunners and Co-Documentation Agents

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
as Syndication Agent

(as amended pursuant to Amendment No. 1, dated as of February 8, 2021, as further amended pursuant to Amendment No. 2, dated as of April 19, 2023)



TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
Article I

DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING MATTERS

Section 1.01 Certain Defined Terms..................................................................... 1
Section 1.02 Other Interpretive Provisions......................................................... 55
Section 1.03 Accounting Terms.......................................................................... 56
Section 1.04 Rounding........................................................................................ 57
Section 1.05 Times of Day.................................................................................. 57
Section 1.06 Letter of Credit Amounts............................................................... 57
Section 1.07 Currency Equivalents and Calculations Generally........................ 57
Section 1.08 Interest Rates; SOFR Notification................................................. 58
Section 1.09 Divisions........................................................................................ 59
Section 1.10 Cashless Roll.................................................................................. 59

Article II THE COMMITMENTS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS
Section 2.01 The Loans....................................................................................... 59
Section 2.02 Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Loans................. 60
Section 2.03 Letters of Credit............................................................................. 62
Section 2.04 Prepayments................................................................................... 70
Section 2.05 Termination or Reduction of Commitments.................................. 73
Section 2.06 Repayment of Loans...................................................................... 74
Section 2.07 Interest............................................................................................ 75
Section 2.08 Fees................................................................................................ 76
Section 2.09 Computation of Interest and Fees.................................................. 77
Section 2.10 Evidence of Debt............................................................................ 77
Section 2.11 Payments Generally; Administrative Agent’s Clawback.............. 78
Section 2.12 Sharing of Payments by Lenders................................................... 80
Section 2.13 Increase in Commitments.............................................................. 81
Section 2.14 Incremental Term Facility............................................................. 83
Section 2.15 Swingline Loans............................................................................. 85
Section 2.16 Cash Collateral; Defaulting Lenders.............................................. 88
Section 2.17 Borrower Agent............................................................................. 91
Section 2.18 Extension of Term Loans; Extension of Revolving Credit Loans. 91

Article III TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY
Section 3.01 Taxes.............................................................................................. 96
Section 3.02 Illegality......................................................................................... 98
Section 3.03 Alternate Rate of Interest............................................................... 99
Section 3.04 Increased Costs............................................................................ 102
Section 3.05 Compensation for Losses............................................................. 103
Section 3.06 Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders........................ 104
Section 3.07 Survival........................................................................................ 104

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Article IV GUARANTY
Section 4.01 Guaranty....................................................................................... 104
Section 4.02 Rights of Lenders......................................................................... 105
Section 4.03 Certain Waivers........................................................................... 105
Section 4.04 Obligations Independent.............................................................. 105
Section 4.05 Subrogation.................................................................................. 106
Section 4.06 Termination; Reinstatement......................................................... 106
Section 4.07 Subordination............................................................................... 106
Section 4.08 Stay of Acceleration..................................................................... 106
Section 4.09 Condition of Borrower................................................................. 106
Section 4.10 Limitation on Guaranty................................................................ 107
Section 4.11 Guaranty Supplements................................................................. 107
Section 4.12 Keepwell...................................................................................... 107

Article V CONDITIONS PRECEDENT
Section 5.01 Conditions of Initial Credit Extension......................................... 108
Section 5.02 Conditions to all Credit Extensions............................................. 111

Article VI REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
Section 6.01 Existence, Qualification and Power............................................. 112
Section 6.02 Subsidiaries; Affiliates; Loan Parties.......................................... 112
Section 6.03 Authority; No Conflict................................................................. 112
Section 6.04 Financial Condition...................................................................... 113
Section 6.05 Litigation, Compliance with Laws............................................... 113
Section 6.06 Titles and Liens............................................................................ 114
Section 6.07 Regulation U; Investment Company Act..................................... 114
Section 6.08 Taxes............................................................................................ 114
Section 6.09 Senior Debt.................................................................................. 114
Section 6.10 Full Disclosure............................................................................. 114
Section 6.11 No Default.................................................................................... 115
Section 6.12 Governmental and Third Party Approvals................................... 115
Section 6.13 Binding Agreements.................................................................... 115
Section 6.14 Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions........................................... 115
Section 6.15 No Affected Financial Institution................................................ 115
Section 6.16 ERISA Compliance...................................................................... 116
Section 6.17 Solvency....................................................................................... 116
Section 6.18 Casualty, Etc................................................................................ 116
Section 6.19 Collateral Documents................................................................... 116
Section 6.20 Environmental Compliance......................................................... 116

Article VII COVENANTS OF THE LOAN PARTIES
Section 7.01 Financial Statements and Other Information............................... 118
Section 7.02 Taxes and Claims......................................................................... 121
Section 7.03 Insurance...................................................................................... 121
Section 7.04 Maintenance of Existence; Conduct of Business......................... 121
Section 7.05 Maintenance of and Access to Properties.................................... 121
Section 7.06 Compliance with Applicable Laws.............................................. 121
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Section 7.07 Litigation...................................................................................... 122
Section 7.08 Subsidiaries.................................................................................. 122
Section 7.09 Books and Records...................................................................... 123
Section 7.10 Use of Proceeds............................................................................ 123
Section 7.11 Covenant to Guarantee Obligations and Give Security............... 124
Section 7.12 Further Assurances....................................................................... 125
Section 7.13 Designation as Senior Debt.......................................................... 125
Section 7.14 Maintenance of Ratings............................................................... 126
Section 7.15 Indebtedness................................................................................. 126
Section 7.16 Contingent Liabilities................................................................... 128
Section 7.17 Liens............................................................................................. 132
Section 7.18 Investments.................................................................................. 133
Section 7.19 Restricted Payments..................................................................... 136
Section 7.20 Transactions with Affiliates......................................................... 137
Section 7.21 Amendments of Certain Instruments........................................... 137
Section 7.22 Change in Nature of Business...................................................... 138
Section 7.23 Fundamental Changes.................................................................. 138
Section 7.24 Dispositions.................................................................................. 139
Section 7.25 Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions........................................... 141
Section 7.26 Adjusted Operating Income to Total Interest Expense................ 141
Section 7.27 Cash Flow Ratio........................................................................... 141

Article VIII EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES
Section 8.01 Events of Default......................................................................... 142
Section 8.02 Remedies upon Event of Default................................................. 145
Section 8.03 Application of Funds.................................................................... 146

Article IX THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT
Section 9.01 Appointment and Authority......................................................... 147
Section 9.02 Administrative Agent Individually.............................................. 147
Section 9.03 Duties of Administrative Agent; Exculpatory Provisions........... 149
Section 9.04 Reliance by Administrative Agent............................................... 149
Section 9.05 Delegation of Duties.................................................................... 150
Section 9.06 Resignation of Administrative Agent.......................................... 150
Section 9.07 Non‑Reliance on Administrative Agent and Other Lender Parties151
Section 9.08 No Other Duties, Etc.................................................................... 153
Section 9.09 Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim......................... 153
Section 9.10 Collateral and Guaranty Matters.................................................. 153
Section 9.11 Removal of Administrative Agent............................................... 154
Section 9.12 Certain ERISA Matters................................................................ 155
Section 9.13 Erroneous Payments..................................................................... 156

Article X MISCELLANEOUS
Section 10.01 Amendments, Etc......................................................................... 157
Section 10.02 Notices; Effectiveness; Electronic Communications................... 159
Section 10.03 No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies.............................................. 167
Section 10.04 Expenses; Limitation of Liability; Indemnity.............................. 167
Section 10.05 Payments Set Aside...................................................................... 169
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Section 10.06 Successors and Assigns................................................................ 170
Section 10.07 Right of Setoff.............................................................................. 175
Section 10.08 Interest Rate Limitation............................................................... 176
Section 10.09 Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness...................................... 176
Section 10.10 Survival of Representations and Warranties................................ 177
Section 10.11 Severability.................................................................................. 178
Section 10.12 Replacement of Lenders.............................................................. 178
Section 10.13 Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Etc................................................ 179
Section 10.14 Waiver of Jury Trial..................................................................... 179
Section 10.15 No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility.................................... 180
Section 10.16 USA PATRIOT Act Notice......................................................... 181
Section 10.17 No Liability of Members, Partners and Other Persons................ 181
Section 10.18 Authorization of Third Parties to Deliver Information and Discuss Affairs...........................................................................................................................181
Section 10.19 Additional Borrowers................................................................... 181
Section 10.20 Joint and Several Obligations; Express Waivers By Borrowers In Respect of Cross Guaranties and Cross Collateralization............ .................................................181
Section 10.21 Acknowledgments Relating to, and Effects of, the Amendment and Restatement of the First A&R Credit Agreement....................................................... 183
Section 10.22 Contractual Recognition of Bail-In.............................................. 184
Section 10.23 Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs.................. 184



SCHEDULES:
Schedule 1.01(i)    Restricted Subsidiaries
Schedule 1.01(ii)    Unrestricted Subsidiaries
Schedule 1.01(iii)    Guarantors
Schedule 1.01(iv)    Secured Hedge Agreements as of the Closing Date
Schedule 2.01    Commitments and Applicable Percentages
Schedule 2.03    L/C Commitments
Schedule 6.03    Required Consents and Regulatory Approvals
Schedule 6.05    Existing Litigation
Schedule 6.20    Environmental Compliance
Schedule 7.15    Existing Indebtedness
Schedule 7.17    Existing Liens
Schedule 7.18    Existing Investments
Schedule 7.20    Transactions with Affiliates
EXHIBITS:
EXHIBIT A-1    Form of Committed Loan Notice
EXHIBIT A-2    Form of Committed Loan Notice for Conversion or Continuation of Loans
EXHIBIT B-1    Form of Term A Note
EXHIBIT B-2    [Reserved]
EXHIBIT B-3    Form of Revolving Credit Note
EXHIBIT B-4    Form of Swingline Note
EXHIBIT C    Form of Compliance Certificate
EXHIBIT D-1    Form of Certificate as to Quarterly Financial Statements
EXHIBIT D-2    Form of Certificate as to Annual Financial Statements
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EXHIBIT E    Form of Opinion of General Counsel for the Borrower and the other Loan Parties
EXHIBIT F    Form of Opinion of Special New York Counsel to the Borrower and the other Loan Parties
EXHIBIT G    [Reserved]
EXHIBIT H    Form of Assignment and Assumption
EXHIBIT I    Form of Incremental Term Supplement
EXHIBIT J    Form of Loan Certificate
EXHIBIT K    Form of Guaranty Supplement



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SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT
This SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT is entered into as of July 28, 2017 (this “Credit Agreement”), among AMC NETWORKS INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), AMC NETWORK ENTERTAINMENT LLC, a New York limited liability company (collectively with the Company and each Additional Borrower (as defined below), the “Borrower”), the Restricted Subsidiaries identified herein, the lenders which are parties hereto, together with their respective successors and assigns, and JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent and an L/C Issuer.
R E C I T A L S
WHEREAS, the Company has requested that the Lenders provide revolving credit and term loans for the purposes set forth in Section 7.10, including the refinancing of, and repayment of amounts outstanding under, the First A&R Credit Agreement (such term and each other capitalized term used but not defined in these recitals having the meaning ascribed thereto in Article I of this Credit Agreement);
WHEREAS, the Revolving Credit Facility and the Term A Facility are to be made available by the Lenders in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Credit Agreement by the funding of the loans thereunder as set forth herein;
WHEREAS, each of the Guarantors expects to derive benefit, directly or indirectly, from the making of the loans under the Facilities;
WHEREAS, it is the intent of the parties hereto that this Credit Agreement not constitute a novation of the obligations and liabilities of the parties under the First A&R Credit Agreement, but that this Credit Agreement amend and restate in its entirety the First A&R Credit Agreement and re-evidence the obligations and liabilities of the Borrower outstanding thereunder, which shall be payable in accordance with the terms hereof; and

WHEREAS, the Lenders are willing to amend and restate the First A&R Credit Agreement and to make available the loans under the Facilities on the terms and conditions set forth herein.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements herein contained, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto amend and restate the First A&R Credit Agreement and covenant and agree as follows:
Article I

DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING MATTERS
Section 1.01Certain Defined Terms. As used herein, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
Activities” has the meaning given to such term in Section 9.02(b).
Additional Borrower” has the meaning given to such term in Section 10.19.
Adjusted Operating Income” means, for any period, the following for the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP: (i) aggregate operating revenues, minus (ii) aggregate operating
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expenses (including technical, programming, sales, selling, general administrative expenses and salaries and other compensation, in each case net of amounts allocated to Affiliates, but excluding depreciation and amortization (but, for the avoidance of doubt, depreciation and amortization will not include the amortization of programming expenses (films, series, shows and other content), which is treated as an operating expense), charges and credits relating to employee stock plans, and restructuring charges and credits, and, to the extent otherwise included in operating expenses, any losses resulting from a write-off or write-down of Investments by the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary in Affiliates), plus (iii) without duplication, Deferred Carriage Fee Amortization; provided, however, that for purposes of determining Adjusted Operating Income for any period (A) there shall be excluded all management fees accrued by the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary during such period unless such management fees are paid in cash during such period, (B) Adjusted Operating Income for such period shall be increased by the amount of management fees paid to the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary in cash in such period to the extent previously excluded pursuant to clause (A) above, (C) the amount of Adjusted Operating Income attributable to any non-wholly owned Restricted Subsidiary shall be included only to the extent of the Company’s direct or indirect economic interest in the Equity Interests of such non-wholly owned Restricted Subsidiary; provided, that the amount of Adjusted Operating Income attributable to all non-wholly owned Restricted Subsidiaries shall in no event exceed 10% of the total Adjusted Operating Income for such period, (D) solely to the extent subtracted in clause (ii) above, Adjusted Operating Income for such period shall be increased by the amount of loss or discount on sale of assets and any commissions, yield and other fees and charges, in each case, in connection with a Qualified Receivables Financing and (E) Adjusted Operating Income for such period shall be increased or reduced, as the case may be, by the Adjusted Operating Income of assets or businesses acquired or disposed of (provided that in each case it has an impact on Annual Adjusted Operating Income of at least $1,000,000) (including by means of any redesignation of any Subsidiary pursuant to Section 7.08(c)) by the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary on or after the first day of such period, determined on a pro forma basis reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (it being agreed that it shall be satisfactory to the Administrative Agent that such pro forma calculations may be based upon GAAP as applied in the preparation of the financial statements for the Company, delivered in accordance with Section 7.01 rather than as applied in the financial statements of the Person whose assets were acquired and may include, in the Company’s discretion, a reasonable estimate of savings resulting from any such acquisition or disposition (a) that have been realized, (b) for which the steps necessary for realization have been taken, or (c) for which the steps necessary for realization are reasonably expected to be taken within 12 months of the date of such acquisition or disposition), as though the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary acquired or disposed of such assets on the first day of such period. For purposes of this definition, operating revenues and operating expenses shall exclude any non-recurring, non-cash items in excess of $2,500,000. Adjusted Operating Income may also be adjusted to normalize an acceleration of programming expenses (films, series, shows and other content) required to be recognized in accordance with GAAP when the program’s useful life is shortened or otherwise changed from the originally projected useful life. Furthermore, to the extent the programs are abandoned and, to the extent that the amortization of such programming expenses are, in accordance with GAAP, required to be accelerated into the year of such impairment, the Company may treat such costs as being amortized over a period equal to the original projected useful life. In the event of any suspension of carriage by any party to an Affiliation Agreement during renewal negotiations of such Affiliation Agreement or upon the expiration or termination of, or during disputes under, such Affiliation Agreement, the Adjusted Operating Income calculation, for purposes of complying with the Financial Covenants (but not for any other purpose), may be adjusted (the “Carriage Suspension Adjustment”) to include the affiliation fee and advertising revenue attributable to the affected Affiliation Agreement from the corresponding period one year prior to each period during which such suspension of carriage continues, but in any event not to exceed three months,
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provided that the Carriage Suspension Adjustment shall be limited only to the affiliation fee and advertising revenue attributable to one Affiliation Agreement during any three-month period being tested.
Adjusted Term SOFR” means, for purposes of any calculation, the rate per annum equal to (i) Term SOFR for such calculation plus (ii) (a) in the case of Borrowings of Revolving Credit Loans and Term A Loans, 0.10% and (b) in the case of other Borrowings, the adjustment as set forth in the applicable Incremental Term Supplement or Extension Amendment; provided that if Adjusted Term SOFR as so determined shall ever be less than the Floor, then Adjusted Term SOFR shall be deemed to be the Floor.
Administrative Agent” means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., in its capacity as administrative agent for the Lenders hereunder and its successors in such capacity.
Administrative Agent’s Office” means the Administrative Agent’s address and, as appropriate, account as set forth in Section 10.02 or such other address or account as the Administrative Agent may from time to time notify to the Company and the Lenders.
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 U.K. Financial Institution.
Affiliate” means, as to any Person, any other Person which directly or indirectly controls, or is under common control with, or is controlled by, such Person. As used in this definition, “control” (including, with its correlative meanings, “controlled by” and “under common control with”) means possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of management or policies of a Person (whether through ownership of securities or partnership or other ownership interests, by contract or otherwise); provided that, in any event, any Person which owns directly or indirectly 10% or more of the securities having ordinary voting power for the election of directors or other governing body of a corporation or 10% or more of the partnership or other ownership interests of any other Person (other than as a limited partner of such other Person) will be deemed to control such corporation or other Person; and provided further that no individual shall be an Affiliate of a Person solely by reason of his or her being an officer, director, manager, member or partner of such Person, except in the case of a partner or member if his or her interests in such partnership or limited liability company, as applicable, shall qualify him or her as an Affiliate.
Affiliation Agreement” means any agreement between the Company or any of its Affiliates and a distributor pursuant to which such distributor agrees, among other things, to distribute and exhibit to its subscribers programming of the Company or such Affiliate, as the case may be.
Agent-Related Person” has the meaning given to such term in Section 10.04(d).
Agent’s Group” has the meaning given to such term in Section 9.02(b).
Aggregate Commitments” means the Commitments of all the Lenders.
AMC” means AMC Network Entertainment LLC, a New York limited liability company.
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AMCNI” means AMC Networks International LLC (formerly AMC Acquisition Company LLC), a Delaware limited liability company.
AMC Global” means AMC Global Holdings CV, a Dutch partnership.
Amendment No. 1” means that certain Amendment No. 1 to this Credit Agreement, dated as of the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date, among the Borrower, certain subsidiaries of the Company party thereto, the lenders party thereto and JPMCB, as Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent and an L/C issuer.
Amendment No. 1 Effective Date” means February 8, 2021.
Amendment No. 2” means that certain Amendment No. 2 to this Credit Agreement, dated as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, among the Borrower, certain subsidiaries of the Borrower party thereto, the Lenders party thereto and JPMCB, as Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent and an L/C Issuer.
Amendment No. 2 Effective Date” has the meaning given to such term in Amendment No. 2.
Ancillary Document” has the meaning given to such term in Section 10.09(b).
Annual Adjusted Operating Income” means, as of any date, Adjusted Operating Income for the period of four consecutive Quarters covered by the then most recent Compliance Certificate delivered to the Lenders pursuant to Section 7.01(d).
Annual Total Interest Expense” means, as of any date, Total Interest Expense for the period of four consecutive Quarters covered by the then most recent Compliance Certificate delivered to the Lenders pursuant to Section 7.01(d).
Anti-Corruption Laws” means all published laws, rules, and regulations of any jurisdiction applicable to the Company or its Subsidiaries from time to time concerning or relating to bribery or corruption.
Applicable Percentage” means (a) in respect of the Term A Facility, with respect to any Term A Lender at any time, the percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place) of the Term A Facility represented by (i) on or prior to the Closing Date, such Term A Lender’s Term A Commitment at such time and (ii) thereafter, the principal amount of such Term A Lender’s Term A Loans at such time, (b) in respect of any Incremental Term Facility, with respect to any Incremental Term Lender at any time, the percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place) of such Incremental Term Facility represented by the principal amount of such Incremental Term Lender’s Incremental Term Loans at such time and (c) in respect of the Revolving Credit Facility, with respect to any Revolving Credit Lender at any time, the percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place) of the Revolving Credit Facility represented by such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment at such time. If the commitment of each Revolving Credit Lender to make Revolving Credit Loans and the obligations of the L/C Issuers to make L/C Credit Extensions have been terminated pursuant to Section 8.02, or if the Revolving Credit Commitments have expired, then the Applicable Percentage of each Revolving Credit Lender in respect of the Revolving Credit Facility shall be determined based on the Applicable Percentage of such Revolving Credit Lender in respect of the Revolving Credit Facility most recently in effect, giving effect to any subsequent assignments. The initial Applicable Percentage of each Lender in respect of each Facility is set forth opposite the name of such Lender on Schedule 2.01 (or, in the case of any Incremental Term Lender, on Schedule I to an Incremental Term
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Supplement, if any) or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable.
Applicable Rate” means, (a) with respect to the Term A Facility and the Revolving Credit Facility, the applicable percentage per annum set forth in the table below determined by reference to the Cash Flow Ratio as set forth in the most recent Compliance Certificate received by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 7.01(d); provided, that for the period of six months after the Closing Date, the Applicable Rate with respect to the Term A Facility and the Revolving Credit Facility shall be 0.50% per annum for Base Rate Loans and 1.50% per annum for SOFR Loans:
Pricing LevelCash Flow RatioSOFR (Letters of Credit)Base Rate
1
<2.50:1.00
1.25%0.25%
2>2.50:100 but <4.00:1.001.50%0.50%
3≥4.00:1.00 but <5.00:1.001.75%0.75%
4≥5.00:1.00 but <5.75:1.002.00%1.00%
5≥5.75:1.002.25%1.25%

and (b) with respect to an Incremental Term Facility, the rate specified as such in the applicable Incremental Term Supplement.
Any increase or decrease in the Applicable Rate with respect to the Term A Facility and Revolving Credit Facility resulting from a change in the Cash Flow Ratio shall become effective as of the first Business Day immediately following the date a Compliance Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 7.01(d); provided, however, that if a Compliance Certificate is not delivered when due in accordance with such Section, then Pricing Level 5 shall apply in respect of the Term A Facility and the Revolving Credit Facility as of the first Business Day after the date on which such Compliance Certificate was required to have been delivered.
Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage” means with respect to any Revolving Credit Lender at any time, such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Percentage in respect of the Revolving Credit Facility at such time.
Appropriate Lender” means, at any time, (a) with respect to any of the Term A Facility, Revolving Credit Facility or Incremental Term Facility, if any, a Lender that has a Commitment with respect to such Facility or holds a Term A Loan, Revolving Credit Loan or Incremental Term Loan, if any, respectively, at such time, (b) with respect to the Swingline Sublimit, the Swingline Lender, and (c) with respect to the Letter of Credit Sublimit, (i) the L/C Issuers and (ii) if any Letters of Credit have been issued pursuant to Section 2.03(a), the Revolving Credit Lenders.
Approved Electronic Communications” means, for purposes of identifying all Communications which may be made on the Approved Electronic Platform, each Communication that any Loan Party is obligated to, or otherwise chooses to, provide to the Administrative Agent pursuant to any Loan Document or the transactions contemplated therein, including any financial statement, financial or other report, notice, request, certificate or other information material; provided, however, that, solely with respect to delivery of any such Communication by any Loan Party to the Administrative Agent and without limiting or otherwise affecting either the Administrative Agent’s right to effect delivery of such Communication by posting such Communication to the Approved Electronic Platform or the
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protections afforded hereby to the Administrative Agent in connection with any such posting, “Approved Electronic Communication” shall exclude (i) any notice of borrowing, letter of credit request, swingline loan request, notice of conversion or continuation, and any other notice, demand, communication, information, document or other material relating to a request for a new, or a conversion of an existing, Borrowing, (ii) any notice pursuant to Section 2.04(a) and Section 2.04(b) and any other notice relating to the payment of any principal or other amount due under any Loan Document prior to the scheduled date therefor, (iii) all notices of any Default or Event of Default and (iv) any notice, demand, communication, information, document or other material required to be delivered to satisfy any of the conditions set forth in Article V or any other condition to any Borrowing or other extension of credit hereunder or any condition precedent to the effectiveness of this Credit Agreement (provided that, for avoidance of doubt any such excluded Communication listed in clause (i) through clause (iv) may be made by electronic mail as provided in Section 10.02(b)(iv)).
Approved Electronic Platform” has the meaning given to such term in Section 10.02(d).
Approved Fund” means any Fund that is administered or managed by (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of a Lender or (c) an entity or an Affiliate of an entity that administers or manages a Lender.
Arrangement Fee Letters” means (i) the Arrangement Fee Letter, dated July 25, 2017, between the Company and Merrill Lynch, Pierce Fenner & Smith Incorporated and (ii) the Arrangement Fee Letter, dated July 25, 2017, between the Company and JPMCB.
Assignee Group” means two or more Eligible Assignees that are Affiliates of one another or two or more Approved Funds managed by the same investment advisor.
Assignment and Assumption” means an assignment and assumption entered into by a Lender and an Eligible Assignee (with the consent of any party whose consent is required by Section 10.06(b)(iii)), and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in substantially the form of Exhibit H or any other form (including electronic records generated by the use of an electronic platform) approved by the Administrative Agent.
Availability Period” means in respect of the Revolving Credit Facility, the period from and including the Closing Date to the earliest of (i) the Maturity Date for the Revolving Credit Facility, (ii) the date of termination of the Revolving Credit Commitments pursuant to Section 2.05, and (iii) the date of termination of the commitment of each Revolving Credit Lender to make Revolving Credit Loans and of the obligation of each L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions pursuant to Section 8.02.
Available Tenor” means, as of any date of determination and with respect to the then-current Benchmark, as applicable, any tenor for such Benchmark (or component thereof) or payment period for interest calculated with reference to such Benchmark (or component thereof), as applicable, that is or may be used for determining the length of an Interest Period for any term rate or otherwise, for determining any frequency of making payments of interest calculated pursuant to this Credit Agreement as of such date and not including, for the avoidance of doubt, any tenor for such Benchmark that is then-removed from the definition of “Interest Period” pursuant to clause (e) of Section 3.03.
Bail-In Action” means the exercise of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by the applicable Resolution Authority in respect of any liability of an Affected Financial Institution.
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Bail-In Legislation” means (a) with respect to any EEA Member Country implementing Article 55 of Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union, the implementing law, regulation rule or requirement for such EEA Member Country from time to time which is described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, Part I of the United Kingdom Banking Act 2009 (as amended from time to time) and any other Law applicable in the United Kingdom relating to the resolution of unsound or failing banks, investment firms or other financial institutions or their affiliates (other than through liquidation, administration or other insolvency proceedings).
Bank of America” means Bank of America, N.A., a national banking association.
Bankruptcy Code” means Title 11 of the United States Code entitled “Bankruptcy,” as now and hereafter in effect, or any successor statute.
Base Rate” means, for any day, a fluctuating rate per annum equal to the greatest of (a) the Prime Rate in effect on such day, (b) the Federal Funds Rate in effect on such day plus 0.50%, (c) Adjusted Term SOFR for an Interest Period of one (1) month as published two U.S. Government Securities Business Days prior to such day (or if such day is not a U.S. Government Securities Business Day, on the immediately preceding U.S. Government Securities Business Day) plus 1.00% and (d) 1.00%; provided that for the purpose of this definition, the Adjusted Term SOFR for any day shall be based on Term SOFR at approximately 6:00 a.m. New York City time on such day (or any amended publication time for Term SOFR, as specified by the SOFR Administrator in the Term SOFR methodology). If the Administrative Agent shall have determined (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) that it is unable to ascertain the Federal Funds Rate or Term SOFR for any reason, including the inability or failure of the Administrative Agent to obtain sufficient quotations in accordance with the terms of the definition thereof, the Base Rate shall be determined without regard to clause (b) or (c), as applicable, of the preceding sentence until the circumstances giving rise to such inability no longer exist. Any change in the Base Rate due to a change in the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Rate or Adjusted Term SOFR shall be effective on the effective date of such change in the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Rate or Adjusted Term SOFR, respectively. If the Base Rate is being used as an alternate rate of interest pursuant to Section 3.03 (for the avoidance of doubt, only until the Benchmark Replacement has been determined pursuant to Section 3.03(b), then the Base Rate shall be the greatest of clauses (a), (b) and (d) above and shall be determined without reference to clause (c) above.
“Base Rate Term SOFR Determination Day” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Term SOFR”.
Base Rate Loan” means a Revolving Credit Loan, Term A Loan, Swingline Loan or Incremental Term Loan, if any, that bears interest based on the Base Rate.
Benchmark” means, initially, Term SOFR; provided that if a Benchmark Transition Event and the related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred with respect to Term SOFR or the then-current Benchmark, then “Benchmark” means the applicable Benchmark Replacement to the extent that such Benchmark Replacement has replaced such prior benchmark rate pursuant to Section 3.03.
Benchmark Replacement” means, for any Available Tenor, the first alternative set forth in the order below that can be determined by the Administrative Agent for the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date:
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(1) the sum of (a) Daily Simple SOFR and (b) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment; and
(2) the sum of: (a) the alternate benchmark rate that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower (and that is administratively feasible as determined by the Administrative Agent) for the applicable Corresponding Tenor giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a replacement benchmark rate or the mechanism for determining such a rate by the Relevant Governmental Body or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a benchmark rate as a replacement to the then-current Benchmark for Dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time in the United States and (b) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment;
provided that, if such Benchmark Replacement as so determined pursuant to clauses (1) or (2) above would be less than the Floor, such Benchmark Replacement will be deemed to be the Floor for the purposes of this Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents.
Benchmark Replacement Adjustment” means, with respect to any replacement of the then-current Benchmark with an Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for any applicable Interest Period and Available Tenor for any setting of such Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement, the spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, (which may be a positive or negative value or zero) that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower for the applicable Corresponding Tenor giving due consideration to (a) any selection or recommendation of a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement by the Relevant Governmental Body on the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date and/or (b) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for Dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time.
Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes” means, with respect to either the use or administration of Term SOFR or the use, administration, adoption or implementation of any Benchmark Replacement, any technical, administrative or operational changes (including changes to the definition of “Base Rate”, the definition of “Business Day,” the definition of “U.S. Government Securities Business Day,” the definition of “Interest Period” or any similar or analogous definition (or the addition of a concept of “interest period”), timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest, timing of borrowing requests or prepayment, conversion or continuation notices, the applicability and length of lookback periods, the applicability of breakage provisions, and other technical, administrative or operational matters) that the Administrative Agent decides in its reasonable discretion may be appropriate to reflect the adoption and implementation of any such rate or to permit the use and administration thereof by the Administrative Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice (or, if the Administrative Agent decides in its reasonable discretion that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible) or if the Administrative Agent determines in its reasonable discretion that no market practice for the administration of any such rate exists, in such other manner of administration as (x) the Administrative Agent decides is reasonably necessary in connection with the administration of this Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents and (y) the Administrative Agent determines is administratively feasible.
Benchmark Replacement Date” means the earliest to occur of the following events with respect to the then-current Benchmark:
(a)    in the case of clause (a) or (b) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event”, the later of (i) the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced
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therein and (ii) the date on which the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) permanently or indefinitely ceases to provide all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof); or
(b)    in the case of clause (c) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event”, the first date on which such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) has been determined and announced by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) to be no longer representative; provided that such non-representativeness will be determined by reference to the most recent statement or publication referenced in such clause (c) and even if any Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) continues to be provided on such date.
For the avoidance of doubt, (i) if the event giving rise to the Benchmark Replacement Date occurs on the same day as, but earlier than, the Reference Time in respect of any determination, the Benchmark Replacement Date will be deemed to have occurred prior to the Reference Time for such determination and (ii) the “Benchmark Replacement Date” will be deemed to have occurred in the case of clause (a) or (b) with respect to any Benchmark upon the occurrence of the applicable event or events set forth therein with respect to all then-current Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof).
Benchmark Transition Event” means the occurrence of one or more of the following events with respect to the then-current Benchmark:
(a)     a public statement or publication of information by or on behalf of the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) announcing that such administrator has ceased or will cease to provide all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof), permanently or indefinitely; provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide any Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof);
(b)    a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof), the Federal Reserve Board, the NYFRB, the SOFR Administrator, an insolvency official with jurisdiction over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component), a resolution authority with jurisdiction over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component) or a court or an entity with similar insolvency or resolution authority over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component), which states that the administrator of such Benchmark (or such component) has ceased or will cease to provide all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) permanently or indefinitely; provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide any Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof); or
(c)    a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) announcing that all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) are no longer, or as of a specified future date will no longer be, representative.
For the avoidance of doubt, a “Benchmark Transition Event” will be deemed to have occurred with respect to any Benchmark if a public statement or publication of information
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set forth above has occurred with respect to each then-current Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof).
Benchmark Unavailability Period” means the period (if any) (a) beginning at the time that a Benchmark Replacement Date has occurred if, at such time, no Benchmark Replacement has replaced the then-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in accordance with Section 3.03 and (b) ending at the time that a Benchmark Replacement has replaced the then-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in accordance with Section 3.03.
Beneficial Ownership Certification” means a certification regarding beneficial ownership or control as required by the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.
Beneficial Ownership Regulation” means 31 C.F.R. § 1010.230.
Benefit Plan” means any of (a) an “employee benefit plan” (as defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA) that is subject to Title I of ERISA, (b) a “plan” as defined in Section 4975 of the Code to which Section 4975 of the Code applies, and (c) any Person whose assets include (for purposes of the Plan Asset Regulations or otherwise for purposes of Title I of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code) the assets of any such “employee benefit plan” or “plan”.
BHC Act Affiliate” of a party means an “affiliate” (as such term is defined under, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. 1841(k)) of such party.
Borrower” has the meaning given to such term in the preamble to this Credit Agreement.
Borrower Agent” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.17.
Borrowing” means a Revolving Credit Borrowing, Term A Borrowing, Swingline Borrowing or Incremental Term Borrowing, if any, as the context may require.
Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks are authorized to close under the Laws of, or are in fact closed in, the State of New York and, if such day relates to any SOFR Loan, shall also exclude any day which is not a U.S. Government Securities Business Day.
Cablevision” means Cablevision Systems Corporation, a Delaware corporation.
Capital Lease Obligations” means, as to any Person, the obligations of such Person to pay rent or other amounts under a Lease of (or other agreement conveying the right to use) real and/or personal property, which obligations are required to be classified and accounted for as a capital lease on a balance sheet of such Person under GAAP and, for purposes of this Credit Agreement, the amount of such obligations shall be the capitalized amount thereof, determined in accordance with GAAP; provided that, notwithstanding any changes adopted or required to be adopted by the Company after December 13, 2018 as a result of any actual or proposed update to accounting standards (including, in particular, Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-02 Leases (Topic 842), any successor proposal, any implementation thereof, any oral or public deliberations by the Financial Accounting Standards Board regarding the foregoing) or any other change in GAAP that requires or would require the obligations of a Person in respect of an operating lease or a Lease that would be treated as an operating lease on December 13, 2018 to be re-characterized as a capital lease, only obligations under Leases that would be classified as capital leases under GAAP as in effect on December 13, 2018 (whether or
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not such Leases were in effect) shall constitute Capital Lease Obligations for purposes of this definition.
Carriage Suspension Adjustment” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Adjusted Operating Income”.
Cash Collateral” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.03(g).
Cash Collateralize” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.03(g).
Cash Equivalents” means any of the following types of Investments, to the extent owned by the Company or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries free and clear of all Liens (other than Liens created under the Collateral Documents and other Liens permitted hereunder):
(a)    marketable, direct obligations of the United States of America maturing within 397 days of the date of purchase;
(b)    commercial paper outstanding at any time issued by any Person organized under the laws of any state of the United States of America, which Person shall have a consolidated net worth of at least $250,000,000 and shall conduct a substantial part of its business in the United States of America, maturing within 180 days from the date of the original issue thereof, and rated “P-1” or better by Moody’s, “A-1” or better by S&P or “F1” or better by Fitch;
(c)    fully collateralized repurchase agreements in such amounts and with such financial institutions having a rating of “Baa” or better from Moody’s, a rating of “A-” or better from S&P, or a rating of “BBB” or better from Fitch, as the Company may select from time to time;
(d)    certificates of deposit, banker’s acceptances and time deposits maturing within 397 days after the date of purchase, which are issued by any Lender or by a United States national or state bank or foreign bank having capital, surplus and undivided profits totaling more than $100,000,000, and having a rating of “Baa” or better from Moody’s, a rating of “A-” or better from S&P, or a rating of “BBB” or better from Fitch;
(e)    money market funds that (i) comply with the criteria set forth in SEC Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, (ii) are rated AAA by S&P and Aaa by Moody’s and (iii) have portfolio assets of at least $3,000,000,000;
(f)     repurchase obligations of any Lender or of any commercial bank satisfying the requirements of clause (d) of this definition, having a term of not more than thirty days, with respect to securities issued or fully guaranteed or insured by the United States government;
(g)    obligations of any State, commonwealth or territory of the United States or any political subdivision thereof for the payment of the principal and redemption price of and interest on which there shall have been irrevocably deposited the government obligations described in clause (a) of this definition maturing as to principal and interest at times and in amounts sufficient to provide such payment;
(h)     auction preferred stock rated in the highest short-term credit rating category by S&P, Moody’s or Fitch;
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(i)     securities with maturities of six months or less from the date of acquisition backed by standby letters of credit issued by any Lender or any commercial bank satisfying the requirements of clause (b) of this definition; or
(j)    money market mutual or similar funds that invest exclusively in assets satisfying the requirements of clauses (a) through (i) of this definition.
In the case of Investments made in a country outside the United States of America, Cash Equivalents shall also include (i) investments of the type and maturity described in clauses (a) through (j) above of foreign obligors, which Investments or obligors (or the parents of such obligors) have ratings described in such clauses or equivalent ratings from S&P, Moody’s or Fitch Ratings Inc. and (ii) other short term investments utilized by the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries in accordance with normal investment practices for cash management in investments analogous in such country to the foregoing investments in clauses (a) through (j) and in this paragraph.
Cash Flow Ratio” means, as of any date, the ratio of (i) the sum of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of all Net Debt outstanding on such date (determined on a consolidated basis) plus (but without duplication of Indebtedness supported by Letters of Credit) the aggregate undrawn face amount of all L/C Obligations outstanding on such date to (ii) Annual Adjusted Operating Income (and any change in such ratio as a result of a change in the amount of Indebtedness or Letters of Credit shall be effective as of the date such change shall occur and any change in such ratio as a result of a change in the amount of Annual Adjusted Operating Income shall be effective as of the date of receipt by the Administrative Agent of the Compliance Certificate delivered pursuant to Section 7.01(d), reflecting such change). Notwithstanding the foregoing, for purposes of calculating the Cash Flow Ratio, there shall be excluded from Net Debt, to the extent otherwise included as Net Debt, (A) any deferred or contingent obligation of the Company to pay the consideration for an Investment not prohibited by Section 7.18 to the extent such obligation can be satisfied with the delivery of Equity Interests of the Company and the Company covenants and agrees in a notice to the Administrative Agent that such obligation shall be satisfied solely by the delivery of such Equity Interests; (B) any deferred purchase price in connection with any acquisition not prohibited by Section 7.18 to the extent that the Company’s obligations in respect of such deferred purchase price consist solely of an agreement to deliver Equity Interests of the Company and the Company covenants and agrees in a notice to the Administrative Agent that such obligation shall be satisfied solely by the delivery of such Equity Interests; (C) all obligations under any Secured Hedge Agreement or Monetization Indebtedness; and (D)(x) all obligations under any Guarantee permitted under subparagraph (x) of Section 7.16 and (y) all obligations under any Guarantee not prohibited by Section 7.16 so long as the obligations under such Guarantees referred to in this clause (y) are payable, solely at the option of the Company, in Equity Interests of the Company and the Company covenants and agrees in a notice to the Administrative Agent that such obligation shall be satisfied solely by the delivery of such Equity Interests.
Cash Management Agreement” means any agreement to provide cash management services, including treasury, depository, overdraft, credit or debit card, electronic funds transfer and other cash management arrangements.
Cash Management Bank” means any Person that, (i) at the time it enters into a Cash Management Agreement, is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender, in its capacity as a party to such Cash Management Agreement, or (ii) on the Closing Date is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender and was also a “Lender” or an “Affiliate” of a “Lender,” under the Original Credit Agreement or the First A&R Credit Agreement, and on the Closing Date is a party to a Cash Management Agreement that qualified as a “Cash Management Agreement” under the Original
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Credit Agreement or the First A&R Credit Agreement, in its capacity as a party to such Cash Management Agreement.
Change in Law” means the occurrence, after the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date, of any of the following: (a) the adoption or taking effect of any law, rule, regulation or treaty, (b) any change in any law, rule, regulation or treaty or in the administration, interpretation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority or (c) the making or issuance of any request, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) by any Governmental Authority; provided, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (x) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith and (y) all requests, rules, guidelines or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a “Change in Law”, regardless of the date enacted, adopted or issued.
Chello Acquisition” means the acquisition by the Company and certain other parties of all of the equity interests and certain related loan receivables of Chello Zone Holdings Limited, an England and Wales company, and certain other entities pursuant to the Agreement for the Acquisition of The Chello Group, dated October 28, 2013.
Chello Company Holding Companies” means all Foreign Subsidiaries directly held by AMCNI on January 29, 2015.
Closing Date” means the first date all the conditions precedent in Section 5.01 are satisfied or waived in accordance with Section 10.01, which date shall be July 28, 2017.
Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
Collateral” means all of the “Collateral” referred to in the Collateral Documents and all of the other property that is or is intended under the terms of the Collateral Documents to be subject to Liens in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties.
Collateral Agent” means JPMCB in its capacity as collateral agent for the Lenders under the Collateral Documents and its successors in such capacity.
Collateral Documents” means, collectively, the Security Agreement, the Pledge Agreement, the Intellectual Property Security Agreement(s) and each of the other agreements, instruments or documents that creates or purports to create a Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties.
Committed Loan Notice” means a notice of (a) a Term A Borrowing, (b) a Revolving Credit Borrowing, (c) a Swingline Borrowing, (d) a conversion of Loans from one Type to the other, or (e) a continuation of SOFR Loans pursuant to Section 2.02(a), which, if in writing, shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A.
Commitment” means a Term A Commitment, Revolving Credit Commitment or Incremental Term Commitment, if any, as the context may require.
Commitment Fee” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.08(a).
Communications” means each notice, demand, communication, information, document and other material provided for hereunder or under any other Loan Document or
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otherwise transmitted between the parties hereto relating to this Credit Agreement, the other Loan Documents, any Loan Party or its Affiliates, or the transactions contemplated by this Credit Agreement or the other Loan Documents including, without limitation, all Approved Electronic Communications.
Compliance Certificate” means a certificate of a senior financial executive of the Company in substantially the form of Exhibit C.
Contractual Obligation” means, as to any Person, any provision of any security issued by such Person or of any agreement, instrument or other undertaking to which such Person is a party or by which it or any of its property is legally bound.
Control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of a Person, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise. “Controlling” and “Controlled” have meanings correlative thereto.
Copyright Licenses” means any agreement, whether written or oral, providing for the grant by or to a Person of any right under any Copyright.
Copyrights” means all copyrights in all works, now existing or hereafter created or acquired, all registrations and recordings thereof, and all applications in connection therewith, whether in the United States Copyright Office or in any similar office or agency of the United States, any state thereof or any other country or any political subdivision thereof, or otherwise.
Corresponding Tenor” with respect to any Available Tenor means, as applicable, either a tenor (including overnight) or an interest payment period having approximately the same length (disregarding business day adjustment) as such Available Tenor.
Covered Entity” means any of the following:
(i)a “covered entity” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 252.82(b);
(ii)a “covered bank” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 47.3(b); or
(iii)a “covered FSI” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 382.2(b).
Covered Party” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 10.23.
Credit Agreement” has the meaning given to such term in the preamble hereto.
Credit Extension” means each of the following: (a) a Borrowing and (b) an L/C Credit Extension.
Cumulative Adjusted Operating Income” means an amount, determined on the date of any proposed Restricted Payment, as applicable, equal to Adjusted Operating Income for the period from July 1, 2011 through the end of the most recently ended Quarter as to which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 7.01.
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Cumulative Interest Expense” means for the period from July 1, 2011 through the end of the most recently ended Quarter as to which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 7.01, the aggregate of the interest expense of the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP.
Daily Simple SOFR” means, for any day (a “SOFR Rate Day”), a rate per annum equal to SOFR for the day that is five (5) U.S. Government Securities Business Days prior to (i) if such SOFR Rate Day is a U.S. Government Securities Business Day, such SOFR Rate Day or (ii) if such SOFR Rate Day is not a U.S. Government Securities Business Day, the U.S. Government Securities Business Day immediately preceding such SOFR Rate Day, in each case, as such SOFR is published by the SOFR Administrator on the SOFR Administrator’s Website. Any change in Daily Simple SOFR due to a change in SOFR shall be effective from and including the effective date of such change in SOFR without notice to the Borrower.
Debt Instruments” means, collectively, the respective notes and debentures evidencing, and indentures and other agreements governing, any Indebtedness.
Debtor Relief Laws” means the Bankruptcy Code, and all other liquidation, conservatorship, bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, moratorium, rearrangement, receivership, insolvency, reorganization, or similar debtor relief Laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdictions from time to time in effect and affecting the rights of creditors generally.
Default” means any event or condition that constitutes an Event of Default or that, with the giving of any notice, the passage of time, or both, would be an Event of Default.
Default Rate” means (a) when used with respect to Obligations other than Letter of Credit Fees, an interest rate equal to (i) the Base Rate plus (ii) the Applicable Rate, if any, applicable to Base Rate Loans plus (iii) 2% per annum; provided, however, that with respect to a SOFR Loan, the Default Rate shall be an interest rate equal to the interest rate (including the Applicable Rate) otherwise applicable to such Loan plus 2% per annum and (b) when used with respect to Letter of Credit Fees, a rate equal to the Applicable Rate plus 2% per annum.
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, at any time, a Lender as to which the Administrative Agent has notified the Company that (i) such Lender has failed for three Business Days or more to comply with its obligations under this Credit Agreement to make a Loan or make a payment to any L/C Issuer in respect of an L/C Obligation or make a payment to the Swingline Lender in respect of a Swingline Loan (each a “funding obligation”) unless such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Company in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s good faith determination that one or more conditions precedent to funding (each of which conditions precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing) has not been satisfied, or (ii) such Lender has notified the Administrative Agent in writing, or has stated publicly, that it will not comply with any such funding obligation, or (iii) a Lender Insolvency Event has occurred and is continuing with respect to such Lender (provided that neither the reallocation of funding obligations provided for in Section 2.16(b) as a result of a Lender being a Defaulting Lender nor the performance by Non-Defaulting Lenders of such reallocated funding obligations shall by themselves cause the relevant Defaulting Lender to become a Non-Defaulting Lender). Any determination that a Lender is a Defaulting Lender under clauses (i) through (iii) above shall be made by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable
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discretion acting in good faith. The Administrative Agent will promptly send to all parties hereto a copy of any notice to the Company referred to above.
Deferred Carriage Fee Amortization” means amounts paid or payable to multichannel video programming distributors to obtain additional subscribers and/or guarantee carriage of certain programming services and are amortized as a reduction of revenue over the period of the related affiliation arrangement and determined in accordance with GAAP.
Defined Percentage” means 66%, but, if a Change in Law provides for an increase or decrease in the percentage of the total combined voting power of all classes of voting stock of a Foreign Subsidiary directly owned by a Domestic Subsidiary that may be pledged without being treated as an indirect pledge of such Foreign Subsidiary’s assets, then such percentage as provided by such Change in Law rounded down to the nearest whole number of percentage points.
Designated Borrower” has the meaning given to such term in Section 10.19.
Disposition” or “Dispose” means the sale, transfer, license, lease or other disposition (including any sale and leaseback transaction) of any property by any Person (or the granting of any option or other right to do any of the foregoing), including any sale, assignment, transfer or other disposal, with or without recourse, of any notes or accounts receivable or any rights and claims associated therewith; provided that the term Disposition specifically excludes the (i) sale, transfer, license, lease or other disposition of obsolete or worn out property, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, in the ordinary course of business, (ii) sale, transfer, license, lease or other disposition of receivables, inventory and other current assets in the ordinary course of business; (iii) sale, transfer, license, lease or other disposition of property by any Restricted Subsidiary to the Company or to another Restricted Subsidiary; provided that if the transferor of such property is a Guarantor, the transferee thereof must either be the Borrower or a Guarantor; (iv) sale, transfer, license, lease or other disposition of property permitted by Section 7.24(i) through (vii) and (x) through (xvi); and (v) sale, transfer, license, lease or other disposition of property involving property or assets having a fair market value of less than $50,000,000; provided, further, that transfers of assets of the type specified in the definition of “Receivables Financing” (or a fractional undivided interest therein), including by a Receivables Subsidiary in a Qualified Receivables Financing, shall not constitute a Disposition.
Dolan” means Charles F. Dolan.
Dolan Family Interests” means (i) any Dolan Family Member, (ii) any trusts for the benefit of any Dolan Family Members, (iii) any estate or testamentary trust of any Dolan Family Member for the benefit of any Dolan Family Members, (iv) any executor, administrator, conservator or legal or personal representative of any Person or Persons specified in clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) above to the extent acting in such capacity on behalf of any Dolan Family Member or Members and not individually, and (v) any corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other similar entity, in each case 80% of which is owned and controlled by any of the foregoing or combination of the foregoing.
Dolan Family Members” means Dolan, his spouse, his descendants and any spouse of any of such descendants.
Dollars” and “$”means lawful money of the United States of America.
Domestic Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is organized and existing under the laws of the United States or any state or commonwealth thereof or under the laws of the
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District of Columbia, except that (1) no Subsidiary of a Foreign Subsidiary shall be a Domestic Subsidiary, and (2) no Subsidiary of an Excluded Domestic Subsidiary shall be a Domestic Subsidiary.
EEA Financial Institution” means (a) any credit institution or investment firm established in any EEA Member Country which is subject to the supervision of an EEA Resolution Authority, (b) any entity established in an EEA Member Country which is a parent of an institution described in clause (a) of this definition, or (c) any financial institution established in an EEA Member Country which is a subsidiary of an institution described in clause (a) or (b) of this definition and is subject to the consolidated supervision of its parent.
EEA Member Country” means any member state of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
EEA Resolution Authority” means any body, public administrative authority or other Person entrusted with public administrative authority of any EEA Member Country (including any delegee) having responsibility for the resolution of any EEA Financial Institution.
Effective Yield” means, with respect to any Indebtedness, as of any date of determination, the effective yield on such Indebtedness, taking into account the applicable interest rate margins, any interest rate floors (subject to the proviso below) and all upfront or similar fees or original issue discount (amortized over the shorter of (x) the weighted average life to maturity of such Indebtedness and (y) four years) payable by the Borrower generally to all lenders providing such Indebtedness, but excluding (i) any arrangement, structuring, commitment, underwriting or other similar fees payable to any arranger (or affiliate thereof) in connection with the commitment or syndication of such Indebtedness and (ii) customary consent fees for an amendment paid generally to consenting lenders; provided, however, that (A) to the extent Adjusted Term SOFR (for a period of three months) or Base Rate (without giving effect to any floor specified in the definitions thereof) is less than any floor applicable to the Indebtedness in respect of which the Effective Yield is being calculated on the date on which the Effective Yield is determined, the amount of the resulting difference will be deemed added to the interest rate margin applicable to the relevant Indebtedness for purposes of calculating the Effective Yield and (B) to the extent that the Adjusted Term SOFR (for a period of three months) or Base Rate (without giving effect to any floor specified in the definitions thereof) is greater than any applicable floor on the date on which the Effective Yield is determined, the applicable floor will be disregarded in calculating the Effective Yield.
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.
Eligible Assignee” means (a) with respect to any assignment of any Revolving Credit Commitment or Revolving Credit Loan, (i) a Revolving Credit Lender, (ii) an Affiliate of a Revolving Credit Lender, and (iii) any other Person (other than a natural person or a holding company, investment vehicle or trust for, or owned and operated for the primary benefit of, a natural person) approved by (A) the Administrative Agent, (B) in the case of any assignment of a Revolving Credit Commitment, the Swingline Lender and each L/C Issuer, and (C) unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Company (each such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed), and (b) with respect to any assignment of any Term Commitment or Term Loan, (i) a Lender, (ii) an Affiliate of a Lender, (iii) an Approved Fund, (iv) any other Person (other than a natural person or a holding company, investment vehicle or trust for, or owned and operated for the primary benefit of, a natural person) approved by (A) the Administrative Agent, and (B) unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the
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Company (each such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed); provided, the Company shall be deemed to have approved of such Person unless it shall object thereto by written notice to the Administrative Agent within seven (7) Business Days after having received written notice thereof, and (v) with respect to any Term Loan, the Company or any of the Company’s Affiliates or Subsidiaries; provided that, (1) none of the Company or any of the Company’s Affiliates or Subsidiaries holding Term Loans shall have any right to (A) attend (including by telephone) any meeting or discussions (or portion thereof) among the Administrative Agent or any Lender to which representatives of the Company are not then present or (B) receive any information or material prepared by the Administrative Agent or any Lender or any communication by or among Administrative Agent and one or more Lenders, except to the extent such information or materials have been made available to the Company or its representatives, (2) any purchase of Term Loans by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries by assignment pursuant to Section 10.06 shall (x) be effected by an offer to purchase such Term Loans pro rata from each Term Lender of the applicable Term Facility in a manner reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, (y) result in such Term Loans being retired upon such assignment and (z) not be funded with a borrowing of Revolving Credit Loans, and (3) the aggregate principal amount of Term Loans purchased by assignment pursuant to Section 10.06 and held at any one time by any of the Company’s Affiliates (which are not required to be retired pursuant to clause (2) above) may not exceed 10% of the outstanding principal amount of all Term Loans under any Term Facility.
Environmental Laws” means any and all Federal, state, local, and foreign statutes, laws, regulations, ordinances, rules, judgments, orders, decrees, permits, concessions, grants, franchises, licenses, agreements or governmental restrictions relating to pollution and the protection of the environment or the release of any materials into the environment, including those related to hazardous substances or wastes, air emissions and discharges to waste or public systems.
Environmental Liability” means any liability (including any liability for damages, costs of environmental remediation, fines, penalties or indemnities), of the Company, any other Loan Party or any of their respective Subsidiaries 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 release or threatened release of any Hazardous Materials into the environment 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, with respect to any Person, any of the shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person, any of the warrants, options or other rights for the purchase or acquisition from such Person of shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person, any of the securities convertible into or exchangeable for shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person or warrants, rights or options for the purchase or acquisition from such Person of such shares (or such other interests), and any of the other ownership or profit interests in such Person (including partnership, member or trust interests therein), whether voting or nonvoting, and whether or not such shares, warrants, options, rights or other interests are outstanding on any date of determination.
ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended.
ERISA Affiliate” means, when used with respect to a Plan, ERISA, the PBGC or a provision of the Code pertaining to employee benefit plans, any Person that is a member of any
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group of organizations within the meaning of Section 414(b), (c), (m) or (o) of the Code of which the Company is a member.
EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule” means the document described as such and published by the Loan Market Association (or any successor Person) as in effect from time to time.
Event of Default” means any of the events described in Article VIII.
Event of Loss” means, with respect to any property, (i) the actual or constructive total loss of such property or the use thereof, resulting from destruction, damage beyond repair, or the rendition of such property permanently unfit for normal use from any casualty or similar occurrence whatsoever, (ii) the destruction or damage of a material portion of such property from any casualty or similar occurrence whatsoever under circumstances in which such damage cannot reasonably be expected to be repaired, or such property cannot reasonably be expected to be restored to its condition immediately prior to such destruction or damage, within 180 days after the occurrence of such destruction or damage, (iii) the condemnation, confiscation or seizure of, or requisition of title to or use of, any property, or (iv) in the case of any property located upon a leasehold, the termination or expiration of such leasehold.
Exchange” means a Disposition constituting any exchange of assets or properties for consideration consisting solely of other assets or properties, subject to the last sentence of this definition, and of comparable value and use to those assets or properties being exchanged, and having a value equal to the fair market value of those assets or properties being exchanged, including exchanges involving the transfer or acquisition (or both transfer and acquisition) of Equity Interests of a Person so long as substantially all of the Equity Interests of such Person are transferred or acquired, as the case may be (and such Person becomes a Restricted Subsidiary and a Guarantor hereunder). It is understood that exchanges of the kind described above as to which a portion of the consideration paid or received is in the form of cash or Cash Equivalents shall nevertheless constitute “Exchanges” for the purposes of this Credit Agreement so long as the aggregate consideration received by the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries in connection with such exchange represents fair market value for the assets or properties and cash or Cash Equivalents being transferred by the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries.
Excluded Domestic Subsidiary” means any Domestic Subsidiary substantially all the assets of which are Equity Interests in Foreign Subsidiaries. For the avoidance of doubt, AMCNI (or its successor) shall be an Excluded Domestic Subsidiary.
Excluded Indebtedness” has the meaning given to such term in Section 8.01(e).
Excluded Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Guarantor, any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, all or a portion of the Guaranty of such Guarantor of, or the grant by such Guarantor of a security interest to secure, such Swap Obligation (or any Guaranty thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof) by virtue of such Guarantor’s failure for any reason to constitute an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act (determined after giving effect to Section 4.12 and any other “keepwell, support or other agreement” for the benefit of such Guarantor and any and all guarantees of such Guarantor’s Swap Obligations by other Loan Parties) at the time the Guaranty of such Guarantor or the grant of such security interest becomes effective with respect to such related Swap Obligation. If a Swap Obligation arises under a master agreement governing more than one swap, such exclusion shall apply only to the
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portion of such Swap Obligation that is attributable to swaps for which such Guaranty or security interest is or becomes illegal in accordance with this definition.
Excluded Taxes” means, with respect to the Administrative Agent, any Lender, any L/C Issuer or any other recipient of any payment to be made by or on account of any obligation of the Borrower hereunder, (a) any taxes imposed on or measured by its overall net income (however denominated), branch profits taxes, and franchise taxes imposed on it (in lieu of net income taxes), as a result of a present or former connection between such Administrative Agent, Lender or L/C Issuer, as the case may be, and the jurisdiction of the Governmental Authority imposing such tax or any taxing authority thereof or therein (other than any such connection arising solely from the Administrative Agent, such Lender or such L/C Issuer having executed, delivered or performed its obligations or received a payment under, or enforced, any Loan Document), (b) any Tax imposed pursuant to FATCA, and (c) in the case of a Foreign Lender (other than an assignee pursuant to a request by the Company under Section 10.12), any U.S. federal withholding tax that is imposed on amounts payable to such Foreign Lender at the time such Foreign Lender becomes a party hereto (or designates a new Lending Office) or is attributable to such Foreign Lender’s failure or inability (other than as a result of a Change in Law) to comply with Section 3.01(e), except to the extent that such Foreign 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 the Borrower with respect to such withholding tax pursuant to Section 3.01(a).
Existing Borrowings” has the meaning given to such term in Section 3.03(e).
Existing Revolver Tranche” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.18(b).
Existing Term Loan Tranche” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.18(a).
Extended Revolving Credit Commitments” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.18(b).
Extended Term Loans” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.18(a).
Extending Revolving Credit Lender” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.18(c).
Extending Term Lender” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.18(c).
Extension” means the establishment of an Extension Series by amending a Commitment or Loan pursuant to Section 2.18 and the applicable Extension Amendment.
Extension Amendment” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.18(d).
Extension Election” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.18(c).
Extension Minimum Condition” means a condition to consummating any Extension that a minimum amount (to be determined and specified in the relevant Extension Request, in the Borrower’s sole discretion) of any or all applicable classes be submitted for Extension.
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Extension Request” means any Term Loan Extension Request or a Revolver Extension Request, as the case may be.
Extension Series” means any Term Loan Extension Series or Revolver Extension Series, as the case may be.
Facility” means the Term A Facility, the Revolving Credit Facility or an Incremental Term Facility, if any, as the context may require.
FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the date of this Credit Agreement (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any regulations or official interpretations thereof, whether issued before or after the date of this Credit Agreement, any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code.
Federal Funds Rate” means, for any day, the rate per annum equal to the weighted average of the rates on overnight Federal funds transactions with members of the Federal Reserve System, as published by the NYFRB on the Business Day next succeeding such day; provided that (a) if such day is not a Business Day, the Federal Funds Rate for such day shall be such rate on such transactions on the next preceding Business Day as so published on the next succeeding Business Day, and (b) if no such rate is so published on such next succeeding Business Day, the Federal Funds Rate for such day shall be the average rate (rounded upward, if necessary, to a whole multiple of 1/100 of 1%) charged to JPMCB on such day on such transactions as determined by the Administrative Agent, provided, that if the Federal Funds Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed zero for purposes of this Credit Agreement.
Federal Reserve Board” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States of America.
Fee Letters” means the Arrangement Fee Letters and the JPMCB Fee Letter.
Financial Covenants” means the financial covenants applicable to the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries from time to time as set forth in Section 7.26 and 7.27.
First A&R Credit Agreement” means that certain Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of December 16, 2013, as amended by Amendment No. 1 to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of January 29, 2015, among the Borrower, certain subsidiaries of the Company party thereto, the lenders party thereto and JPMCB, as administrative agent, collateral agent and L/C issuer thereunder, as in effect immediately prior to the Closing Date.
Fitch” means Fitch Ratings Inc. and any successor thereto.
Floor” means (a) with respect to Borrowings of Revolving Credit Loans and Term A Loans, 0.00% per annum and (b) with respect to Borrowings of other Loans, the floor amount as set forth in the applicable Incremental Term Supplement or Extension Amendment.
Foreign Lender” means any Lender that is organized under the laws of a jurisdiction other than that in which the Borrower is resident for tax purposes. For purposes of this definition, the United States, each State thereof and the District of Columbia shall be deemed to constitute a single jurisdiction.
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Foreign Restricted Subsidiary” means a Restricted Subsidiary that is a Foreign Subsidiary.
Foreign Subsidiary” means a Subsidiary that is not a Domestic Subsidiary. For the avoidance of doubt, (1) any Subsidiary of a Foreign Subsidiary shall be a Foreign Subsidiary, and (2) any Subsidiary of AMCNI (or its successor) shall be a Foreign Subsidiary.
Fund” means any Person (other than a natural person) that is (or will be) engaged in making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its business.
GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States set forth in the opinions and pronouncements of the Accounting Principles Board and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and statements and pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board or such other principles as may be approved by a significant segment of the accounting profession in the United States, that are applicable to the circumstances as of the date of determination, consistently applied; provided, that, at any time after the Closing Date, the Company may elect to apply IFRS accounting principles in lieu of GAAP and, upon any such election, except as otherwise provided in Section 1.03(b), references herein to GAAP shall thereafter be construed to mean IFRS (and equivalent pronouncements) as in effect at the date of such election, except as otherwise provided in this Credit Agreement; provided further, that any calculation or determination in this Credit Agreement that requires the application of GAAP for periods that include Quarters ended prior to the adoption of IFRS shall remain as previously calculated or determined.
Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States or any other nation, or of any political subdivision thereof, whether state or local, and any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government (including any supra-national bodies such as the European Union or the European Central Bank).
Granting Lender” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.06(h).
Grantor” has the meaning given to such term in the Security Agreement.
Guarantees” has the meaning given to such term in Section 7.16.
Guarantors” means the Persons set forth on Schedule 1.01(iii) and each New Restricted Subsidiary required to become a Guarantor pursuant to Section 7.08. For the avoidance of doubt, no Foreign Subsidiary or Receivables Subsidiary is required to be or to become a Guarantor under the Loan Documents.
Guaranty” means the Guaranty made by the Guarantors under Article IV in favor of the Secured Parties.
Guaranty Supplement” has the meaning given to such term in Section 4.11.
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.
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Hedge Bank” means any Person that, (i) at the time it enters into a Secured Hedge Agreement, is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender, in its capacity as a party to such Secured Hedge Agreement, or (ii) on the Closing Date, is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender or was a “Lender” or an “Affiliate” of a “Lender,” under the Original Credit Agreement or the First A&R Credit Agreement, and on the Closing Date is a party to an interest rate hedge under the First A&R Credit Agreement that qualified as a “Secured Hedge Agreement” under the First A&R Credit Agreement, in its capacity as a party to such interest rate hedge.
Honor Date” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.03(c)(i).
IFRS” means the International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the International Accounting Standards Board.
IFC” means IFC TV LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.
Increase Effective Date” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.13(d).
Incremental Equivalent Debt” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.14(e).
Incremental Fixed Amount” means $1,200,000,000.
Incremental Leveraging Amount” means, with respect to any Leveraging Acquisition, the excess (if any) of (a) the Cash Flow Ratio computed on a pro forma basis after giving effect to the consummation of such Leveraging Acquisition and the incurrence of Indebtedness in connection therewith, calculated (i) as of the last day of the Quarter most recently ended prior to the date of consummation of such Leveraging Acquisition for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 7.01 and (ii) as if such Leveraging Acquisition was consummated on the first day of the 12-month period then ended and such Indebtedness was incurred on the last day of such period, over (b) the Cash Flow Ratio as set forth in the most recent Compliance Certificate received by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 7.01(d).
Incremental Ratio Amount” means an aggregate principal amount which, after giving pro forma effect to such incurrence (assuming any increased Revolving Credit Facility is fully drawn on the date of such increase) would not cause
(a)    with respect to an increase in Revolving Commitments, an increase in the Term A Facility, an Incremental Facility to be incurred on a pari passu basis or Incremental Equivalent Debt to be incurred on a pari passu basis, the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio to exceed 3.00 to 1.00 as of the date of the incurrence or increase;
(b)    with respect to an Incremental Term Facility to be incurred on a junior lien or unsecured basis or Incremental Equivalent Debt to be incurred on a junior lien or unsecured basis, the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio to exceed 3.00 to 1.00 as of the date of the incurrence; provided that solely for purposes of calculating the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio pursuant to this clause (b), all junior lien and unsecured Incremental Term Loans and Incremental Equivalent Debt shall be deemed to be secured on a pari passu basis with the Obligations for purposes of calculating the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio.
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Incremental Term Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of simultaneous Incremental Term Loans of the same Type and, in the case of SOFR Loans, having the same Interest Period made by each of the Incremental Term Lenders pursuant to Section 2.14.
Incremental Term Commitments” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.14(a).
Incremental Term Facility” means, any additional tranche of Incremental Term Commitments and Incremental Term Loans established pursuant to an Incremental Term Supplement.
Incremental Term Lender” means a Lender with an Incremental Term Commitment or an outstanding Incremental Term Loan.
Incremental Term Loan” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.14(a).
Incremental Term Note” means a promissory note made by the Borrower in favor of an Incremental Term Lender, evidencing Incremental Term Loans made by such Incremental Term Lender, substantially in the form attached to the Incremental Term Supplement.
Incremental Term Supplement” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.14(c).
Indebtedness” means, as to any Person, Capital Lease Obligations of such Person and other indebtedness of such Person for borrowed money (whether by loan or the issuance and sale of debt securities) or for the deferred purchase or acquisition price of property or services other than accounts payable and accrued expenses (other than for borrowed money) incurred in the ordinary course of business of such Person. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, such term shall include (a) when applied to the Borrower and/or any Restricted Subsidiary, all obligations of the Borrower and/or any Restricted Subsidiary under Swap Contracts and (b) when applied to the Borrower or any other Person, all Indebtedness of others Guaranteed by such Person provided that (i) obligations incurred using credit cards issued to the Company, its Restricted Subsidiaries or their respective employees and (ii) any obligations under or in respect of any Qualified Receivables Financing shall not constitute Indebtedness.
Indemnified Taxes means Taxes other than Excluded Taxes.
Indemnitee” has the meaning given to such term in Section 10.04(b).
Information” has the meaning given to such term in Section 10.02(f).
Intellectual Property” means the Copyrights, Copyright Licenses, Patents, Patent Licenses, Software, Trade Secrets, Trade Secret Licenses, Trademarks and Trademark Licenses of the Loan Parties.
Intellectual Property Security Agreement” means an Intellectual Property Security Agreement, between each Loan Party owning any Intellectual Property or applications for Intellectual Property and the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, and any similar security agreement or any security agreement supplement delivered pursuant to Section 7.08.
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Interest Payment Date” means, (a) as to any SOFR Loan, the last day of each Interest Period applicable to such Loan and the Maturity Date of the Facility under which such Loan was made; provided, however, that if any Interest Period for a SOFR Loan exceeds three months, the respective dates that fall every three months after the beginning of such Interest Period shall also be Interest Payment Dates and (b) as to any Base Rate Loan, the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December and the Maturity Date of the Facility under which such Loan was made.
Interest Period” means, as to each SOFR Loan, the period commencing on the date of such Borrowing and ending on the numerically corresponding day in the calendar month that is one, three or six months (or such lesser period (subject to availability) if agreed to by all affected Lenders) thereafter, as the Borrower may elect; provided that (a) if any Interest Period would end on a 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; provided, however, that an Interest Period shall be limited to the extent required under Section 2.02.

Investments” has the meaning given to such term in Section 7.18.
ISP” means the International Standby Practices (ISP98) International Chamber of Commerce Publication No. 590, as the same may be amended and as in effect from time to time.
Issuer Documents” means with respect to any Letter of Credit issued by any L/C Issuer, the Letter of Credit Application, and any other document, agreement and instrument entered into by such L/C Issuer and the Borrower or any Subsidiary or in favor of such L/C Issuer and relating to any such Letter of Credit.
Joint Lead Arrangers” means 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 Closing Date), in its capacity as the “left” lead arranger for the Facilities, and JPMCB.
JPMCB” means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., a national banking association.
JPMCB Fee Letter” means the letter agreement, dated June 30, 2011, between the Company and the Administrative Agent.
Laws” means, collectively, all international, foreign, Federal, state and local statutes, treaties, rules, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, codes and administrative or judicial precedents or authorities, including the interpretation or administration thereof by any Governmental Authority charged with the enforcement, interpretation or administration thereof, and all applicable administrative orders, directives, requests, licenses, authorizations and permits
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of, and agreements with, any Governmental Authority, in each case whether or not having the force of law.
L/C Advance” means, with respect to each Revolving Credit Lender, such Lender’s funding of its participation in any L/C Borrowing in accordance with its Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage.
L/C Borrowing” means an extension of credit resulting from a drawing under any Letter of Credit which has not been reimbursed on the date when made or refinanced as a Revolving Credit Borrowing.
L/C Commitment” means, with respect to any L/C Issuer, the aggregate face amount of Letters of Credit that such L/C Issuer has committed, in writing, to provide subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Credit Agreement. The L/C Commitments of the L/C Issuers as of the Closing Date are as set forth on Schedule 2.03.
L/C Credit Extension” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the issuance thereof or extension of the expiry date thereof, or the increase of the amount thereof.
L/C Issuer” means each of (i) JPMCB in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder or any successor issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, (ii) Bank of America in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder or any successor issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder and (iii) any other Lender reasonably acceptable to the Company and Administrative Agent that has agreed to act as an L/C Issuer hereunder.
L/C Obligations” means, as of any date of determination, the aggregate amount available to be drawn under all outstanding Letters of Credit plus the aggregate of all Unreimbursed Amounts, including all L/C Borrowings. For purposes of computing the amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.06. For all purposes of this Credit Agreement, 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 Rule 3.14 of the ISP, such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be “outstanding” in the amount so remaining available to be drawn.
Leases” means leases and subleases (excluding Capital Lease Obligations), licenses to use property, and easements.
Lender” means the banks or other financial institutions which are parties hereto, including the Swingline Lender and any Incremental Term Lender, together with their respective successors and assigns.
Lender Insolvency Event” means that (i) a Lender or its Lender Parent is insolvent, (ii) a Lender or its Lender Parent has become the subject of a Bail-In Action, or (iii) an event of the kind referred to in clause (g)(ii), (g)(v) or (h) of Section 8.01 occurs, excluding any Undisclosed Administration, with respect to such Lender or its Lender Parent (as if the references in such provisions to the Company or Significant Restricted Subsidiaries referred to such Lender or Lender Parent); provided that, for the avoidance of doubt, a Lender shall not be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of the ownership or acquisition of any Equity Interest in that Lender or any direct or indirect parent company thereof by a Governmental Authority so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Lender (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender.
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Lender Parent” means, with respect to a Lender, the bank holding company (as defined in Federal Reserve Board Regulation Y), if any, of such Lender, or any Person owning, beneficially or of record, directly or indirectly, a majority of the shares of such Lender.
Lender Party” means any Lender, any L/C Issuer or the Swingline Lender.
Lender Party Appointment Period” has the meaning given to such term in Section 9.06(a).
Lender-Related Person” has the meaning given to such term in Section 10.04(b).
Lending Office” means, as to any Lender, the office or offices of such Lender described as such in such Lender’s Administrative Questionnaire, or such other office or offices as a Lender may from time to time notify the Company and the Administrative Agent.
Letter of Credit” means any letter of credit issued hereunder. A Letter of Credit may be a commercial letter of credit or a standby letter of credit.
Letter of Credit Application” means an application and agreement for the issuance or amendment of a Letter of Credit in the form from time to time in use by the applicable L/C Issuer.
Letter of Credit Expiration Date” means the day that is seven days prior to the Maturity Date then in effect for the Revolving Credit Facility (or, if such day is not a Business Day, the next preceding Business Day).
Letter of Credit Fee” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.03(i).
Letter of Credit Sublimit” means an amount equal to $50,000,000. The Letter of Credit Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Revolving Credit Facility.
Leveraging Acquisition” means any Permitted Acquisition made in compliance with the terms of this Credit Agreement the consideration for which is funded in whole or in part with Indebtedness incurred by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in an aggregate principal amount in excess of $250,000,000.
Liabilities” means any losses, claims (including intraparty claims), demands, damages or liabilities of any kind.
Liens” has the meaning given to such term in Section 7.17.
Loan” means an extension of credit by a Lender to the Borrower under Article II in the form of a Term Loan, Swingline Loan or Revolving Credit Loan.
Loan Documents” means, collectively, (a) this Credit Agreement, (b) the Notes, (c) the Collateral Documents, (d) the Fee Letters, (e) each Issuer Document, (f) each Secured Hedge Agreement, (g) each Secured Cash Management Agreement, and (h) each Incremental Term Supplement, if any; provided that for purposes of the definition of “Materially Adverse Effect” and Articles V through IX and Section 10.01, “Loan Documents” shall not include Secured Hedge Agreements or Secured Cash Management Agreements.
Loan Parties” means, collectively, the Borrower and each Guarantor.
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Mandatory Borrowing” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.15(b).
Margin Stock” means “margin stock” as defined in Regulation U.
Materially Adverse Effect” means a materially adverse effect upon (i) the business, assets, financial condition or results of operations of the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries taken as a whole on a combined basis in accordance with GAAP, (ii) the ability of the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries taken as a whole to perform the Obligations hereunder or (iii) the legality, validity, binding nature or enforceability of this Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document or the validity, perfection, priority or enforceability of the security interest created, or purported to be created, by any of the Collateral Documents.
Maturity Date” means (a) with respect to the Revolving Credit Facility, February 8, 2026, (b) with respect to the Term A Facility, February 8, 2026 and (c) with respect to each Incremental Term Facility or Extension Series, if any, the date specified as such in the respective Incremental Term Supplement or Extension Amendment, as applicable.
Maximum Cash Flow Ratio” has the meaning given to such term in Section 7.27.
Maximum Rate” has the meaning given to such term in Section 10.08.
Monetization Indebtedness” means any Indebtedness of the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary thereof issued in connection with a Monetization Transaction; provided that, (i) on the date of its incurrence, the purchase price or principal amount of such Monetization Indebtedness does not exceed the fair market value of the securities that are the subject of such Monetization Transaction on such date and (ii) the obligations of the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries with respect to the purchase price or principal amount of such Monetization Indebtedness (x) may be satisfied in full by delivery of the securities that are the subject of such Monetization Transaction and any related options on such securities or any proceeds received by the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary thereof on account of such options; provided further, that if the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary no longer owns sufficient securities that were the subject of such Monetization Transaction and/or related options on such securities to satisfy in full the obligations of the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries under such Monetization Indebtedness, such Indebtedness shall no longer be deemed to be Monetization Indebtedness, and (y) are not secured by any Liens on any of the Company’s or its Restricted Subsidiaries’ assets other than the securities that are the subject of such Monetization Transaction and the related options on such securities.
Monetization Transaction” means a transaction pursuant to which (i) securities received pursuant to a Disposition or Exchange are sold, transferred or otherwise conveyed (including by way of a forward purchase agreement, prepaid forward sale agreement, secured borrowing or similar agreement) within 180 days of such Disposition or Exchange and (ii) the Company or its Restricted Subsidiaries receive (including by way of borrowing under Monetization Indebtedness) not less than 75% of the fair market value of such securities in the form of cash.
Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and any successor thereto.
Multiemployer Plan” means a Plan that is a multiemployer plan as defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA.
Net Cash Proceeds” means proceeds received by the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries in cash from (x) any Disposition or the incurrence, issuance or sale of
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Indebtedness or capital stock of the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries, in each case after deduction of the underwriting discounts and commissions in, the costs of, and any income, franchise, transfer or other tax liability arising from, such sale, Disposition, incurrence or issuance, (y) a capital contribution in respect of the common stock of any class of the Company to the Company by the holder thereof, or (z) any insurance, condemnation awards or other payment with respect to an Event of Loss, after deduction of the costs of, and any income, franchise, transfer or other tax liability arising therefrom. If any amount payable to the Company or any such Restricted Subsidiary in respect of any such incurrence or issuance shall be or become evidenced by any promissory note or other negotiable or non-negotiable instrument, the cash proceeds received on any such note or instrument shall constitute Net Cash Proceeds.
Net Debt” means, as to the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries as at any date of determination, the aggregate amount of all Indebtedness of the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries, less the aggregate amount of Qualified Cash of the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date in an aggregate amount not to exceed 75% of Adjusted Operating Income for the period of four consecutive Quarters covered by the then most recent Compliance Certificate delivered to the Lenders pursuant to Section 7.01(d).
New Restricted Subsidiary” means any New Subsidiary designated as a Restricted Subsidiary pursuant to Section 7.08(b) and any Unrestricted Subsidiary redesignated as a Restricted Subsidiary pursuant to Section 7.08(c).
New Subsidiary” means any Person that becomes a Subsidiary of the Company on or after the Closing Date.
New Unrestricted Subsidiary” means any New Subsidiary deemed an Unrestricted Subsidiary pursuant to Section 7.08(a).
Non-Defaulting Lender” means, at any time, a Lender that is not a Defaulting Lender.
Note” means a Term A Note, Revolving Credit Note, Swingline Note or Incremental Term Note, if any, as the context may require.
NYFRB” means the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
NYFRB Rate” means, for any day, the greater of (a) the Federal Funds Rate in effect on such day and (b) the Overnight 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 none of such rates are published for any day that is a Business Day, the term “NYFRB Rate” means the rate for a federal funds transaction quoted at 11:00 a.m. on such day received by the Administrative Agent from a federal funds broker of recognized standing selected by it; provided, further, that if any of the aforesaid rates as so determined shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Credit Agreement.
NYFRB’s Website” means the website of the NYFRB at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source.
Obligations” means all advances to, and debts, liabilities, obligations, covenants and duties of, any Loan Party arising under any Loan Document or otherwise with respect to any Loan or Letter of Credit, whether direct or indirect (including those acquired by assumption), absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising and including interest and fees that accrue after the commencement by or against any Loan Party or any
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Affiliate thereof of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Laws naming such Person as the debtor in such proceeding, regardless of whether such interest and fees are allowed claims in such proceeding.
OID” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.10(a).
Original Credit Agreement” means the Credit Agreement dated as of June 30, 2011 among AMC Networks Inc., as borrower, certain of its subsidiaries party thereto as guarantors, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent thereunder and the lenders from time to time party thereto.
Other Applicable Indebtedness” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.04(b).
Other Taxes” means all present or future stamp or documentary taxes or any other excise, property, mortgage recording or other similar taxes, charges or similar levies arising from any payment made hereunder or under any other Loan Document or from the execution, delivery or enforcement of, or otherwise with respect to, this Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document.
Outstanding Amount” means (a) with respect to Loans on any date, the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereof after giving effect to any borrowings and prepayments or repayments thereof occurring on such date and (b) with respect to any L/C Obligations on any date, the amount of such L/C Obligations on such date after giving effect to any L/C Credit Extension occurring on such date and any other changes in the aggregate amount of the L/C Obligations as of such date, including as a result of any reimbursements by the Borrower of Unreimbursed Amounts.
Overnight 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 NYFRB as set forth on the NYFRB’s Wesbite from time to time, and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the NYFRB as an overnight bank funding rate.
Participant” has the meaning given to such term in Section 10.06(d).
Participant Register” has the meaning given to such term in Section 10.06(d).
Patent Licenses” means all agreements, whether written or oral, providing for the grant by or to a Person of any right to manufacture, use or sell any invention covered by a Patent.
Patents” means (a) all letters patent of the United States or any other country, now existing or hereafter arising, and all improvement patents, reissues, reexaminations, patents of additions, renewals and extensions thereof, and (b) all applications for letters patent of the United States or any other country, now existing or hereafter arising, and all provisions, division, continuations and continuations-in-part and substitutes thereof.
Patriot Act” has the meaning given to such term in Section 10.16.
PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation or any entity succeeding to any or all of its functions under ERISA.
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Periodic Term SOFR Determination Day” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Term SOFR”.
Permitted Acquisition” means any acquisition (including by merger, amalgamation, consolidation or other form of combination) of all or substantially all of the assets of, or all or substantially all of the Equity Interests (other than directors’ qualifying shares) in, a Person or division, line of business or other business unit of a Person who will become, or which assets will become property of, a Restricted Subsidiary so long as (a) there is no Default or Event of Default both before and after giving pro forma effect to such acquisition and any incurrence of Indebtedness in connection therewith, (b) the Company would be in compliance, on a pro forma basis after giving effect to the consummation of such acquisition and any incurrence of Indebtedness in connection therewith (such pro forma basis to include, in the Company’s discretion, a reasonable estimate of savings resulting from any such acquisition (i) that have been realized, (ii) for which the steps necessary for realization have been taken, or (iii) for which the steps necessary for realization are reasonably expected to be taken within 12 months of the date of such acquisition, in each case, certified by the Company), with the Financial Covenants recomputed as of the last day of the most recently ended Quarter for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 7.01 and calculated as if such acquisition was consummated and such Indebtedness was incurred on the first day of the 12-month period then ended; provided, the Financial Covenants for purposes of determining such pro forma compliance, shall be determined in a manner to be more restrictive than the level otherwise applicable for the relevant test period by 0.25:1.00, (c) the acquired company or assets are in the same business as the Company and its subsidiaries or are in a line of business that is generally related to the lines of business conducted by the Company and its subsidiaries, (d) any acquired company and its subsidiaries (other than any subsidiary that shall be a Foreign Subsidiary) shall become Guarantors and pledge their assets to the Collateral Agent and (e) the Company shall have notified the Administrative Agent at least five Business Days prior to the consummation of such proposed acquisition, and shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent documents related to the proposed acquisition reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent.
Permitted Affiliate Payments” means payments under equity and other compensation incentive programs to employees and directors of the Borrower or any of its Affiliates in the ordinary course of business.
Permitted Debt” means any Indebtedness incurred, issued or sold by the Company after the Closing Date, and any Guarantees thereof issued by the Guarantors permitted pursuant to Section 7.16(viii), provided that:
(i)    such Indebtedness (A) shall be unsecured, (B) shall have a commercially reasonable interest rate (which rate shall be deemed commercially reasonable if such Indebtedness is sold by a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in an underwritten offering, in a private placement pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, or on a “best efforts” basis), (C) shall be neither (1) redeemable, payable or required to be purchased or otherwise retired or extinguished in whole or in part at a fixed or determinable date (whether by operation of a sinking fund or otherwise), at the option of any Person other than the Company or upon the occurrence of a condition other than a change of control (as defined in the Debt Instruments governing such Indebtedness) not solely within the control of the Company (such as a redemption required to be made out of future earnings) nor (2) convertible into any other Indebtedness or capital stock of the Company that may be so retired, extinguished or converted, in the case of clause (1) or (2) above, at any time before the date that is six months after the last Maturity Date applicable to the Facilities as in effect at the time of the incurrence, issuance or sale of such Indebtedness, (D) shall have a weighted average life to maturity equal to or greater
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than the weighted average life to maturity of the Facilities (assuming each of the Facilities had been entered into with a six month additional weighted life), (E) shall be issued subject to the demonstration of pro forma compliance after giving effect to such Indebtedness with the Financial Covenants recomputed as of the last day of the most recently ended Quarter for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 7.01 and calculated as if incurred on the first day of the 12-month period then ended, and (F) shall have terms and conditions no more restrictive or burdensome, taken as a whole, than the terms and conditions of the Senior Notes (whether or not the Senior Notes are outstanding at the date of such determination); and
(ii)    at the time of and immediately after giving effect to the incurrence, issuance or sale of such Indebtedness, no Default shall have occurred and be continuing, and the Company shall have so certified to the Administrative Agent;
and provided further, that the Company shall (a) prior to the issuance of any such Indebtedness, provide notice to the Administrative Agent of the proposed issuance thereof and of the use of the proceeds thereof and (b) as soon as available, provide to the Administrative Agent copies of the Debt Instruments governing such Indebtedness.
Permitted Global Reorganization” means the reorganization of the international operations of the Company so that: (i) all or substantially all of the Company’s ownership interests in its existing Foreign Subsidiaries are held directly or indirectly by AMCNI; (ii) all of the Company’s ownership interests in RMH GE and its subsidiaries are transferred (whether in one transaction or in a series of transactions) to AMCNI, with RMH GE and its subsidiaries (including each of the Sundance International Guarantors) becoming indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries of AMCNI; (iii) the Company’s ownership interests in the Chello Company Holding Companies directly held by AMCNI (whether in one transaction or in a series of transactions involving Loan Parties and/or non-Loan Parties) are transferred to AMC Global and RMH GE and/or their respective Subsidiaries; and (iv) certain intercompany loans entered into in connection with the Chello Acquisition are transferred (whether in one transaction or in a series of transactions involving the incurrence of loans owed by and between Loan Parties and/or non-Loan Parties), issued and restructured, with $400,000,000 of intercompany debt owed by AMC Global to RMH GE (or its predecessors or successors) being created.
Permitted Global Reorganization Note” means the promissory note, dated April 1, 2015, between RMH GE, as “Holder”, and AMC Global, as “Maker”, with an initial principal amount of $400,000,000.
Permitted Liens” means, with respect to any Person:
(i)     (a) pledges or deposits by such Person under workers’ compensation laws, unemployment insurance laws or other social security legislation, and deposits securing liability to insurance carriers under related insurance or self-insurance arrangements, (b) Liens incurred in the ordinary course of business securing insurance premiums or reimbursement obligations under insurance policies related to the items specified in the foregoing clause (a), or (c) obligations in respect of letters of credit or bank guarantees that have been posted by such Person to support the payment of the items set forth in clauses (a) and (b) of this clause (i);
(ii)     (a) deposits to secure the performance of bids, tenders, contracts (other than for borrowed money) or Leases to which such Person is a party, (b) deposits to secure public or statutory obligations of such Person, surety and appeal bonds, performance bonds and other obligations of a like nature, (c) deposits as security for
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contested taxes or import duties or for the payment of rent, and (d) obligations in respect of letters of credit or bank guarantees that have been posted by such Person to support the payment of items set forth in clauses (a) and (b) of this clause (ii);
(iii)     Liens consisting of pledges or deposits of cash or securities made by such Person as a condition to obtaining or maintaining any licenses issued to it by, or to satisfy other similar requirements of, any applicable Governmental Authority;
(iv)     Liens imposed by law, such as (a) carriers’, warehousemen’s and mechanics’ materialmen’s, landlords’, or repairmen’s Liens, or (b) other like Liens arising in the ordinary course of business securing obligations which are not overdue by more than 30 days or which if more than 30 days overdue, (1) the period of grace, if any, related thereto has not expired or which are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings; provided that a reserve or other appropriate provision shall have been made therefor as appropriate in accordance with GAAP, or (2) the aggregate principal outstanding amount of the obligations secured thereby does not exceed $5,000,000;
(v)     Liens arising out of judgments or awards not constituting an Event of Default;
(vi)     survey exceptions, encumbrances, easements or reservations of, or rights of others for rights of way, sewers, electric lines, telegraph and telephone lines and other similar purposes, or other restrictions or encumbrances as to the use of real properties or Liens incidental to the conduct of the business of such Person or to the ownership of its properties which do not in the aggregate materially impair their use in the ordinary operation of the business of such Person;
(vii)     any zoning, building or similar laws or rights reserved to or vested in any Governmental Authority;
(viii)     Liens created in the ordinary course of business and customary in the relevant industry with respect to the creation or licensing of content, and the components thereof, securing the obligations of any of the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries that do not constitute Indebtedness; provided that any such Lien shall attach solely to the content, or applicable component thereof, and the proceeds or products thereof, that is the subject to the arrangements giving rise to the underlying obligation;
(ix)     Liens for (a) taxes (other than property taxes), assessments, charges or other governmental levies not overdue by more than 30 days or which if more than 30 days overdue, (1) the period of grace, if any, related thereto has not expired or which are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings; provided that a reserve or other appropriate provision shall have been made therefor as appropriate in accordance with GAAP and (2) the aggregate principal outstanding amount of the obligations secured thereby does not exceed $10,000,000, and (b) property taxes not yet due and payable or which are being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings (and as to which all foreclosures and other enforcement proceedings shall have been fully bonded or otherwise effectively stayed);
(x)     Liens arising in the ordinary course of business by virtue of any contractual, statutory or common law provision relating to banker’s Liens, rights of set-off or similar rights and remedies covering deposit or securities accounts (including funds or other assets credited thereto and pooling and netting arrangements) or other funds maintained with a depository institution or securities intermediary;
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(xi)     restrictions on transfers of securities imposed by applicable securities laws;
(xii)     (a) any interest or title of a lessor, licensor or sublessor under any Lease, license or sublease entered into by such Person in the ordinary course of its business and covering only the assets so leased, licensed or subleased and (b) the rights reserved or vested in any other Person by the terms of any Lease, license, franchise, grant or permit held by such Person or by a statutory provision to terminate any such Lease, license, franchise, grant or permit or to require periodic payments as a condition to the continuance thereof;
(xiii)     assignments of insurance or condemnation proceeds provided to landlords (or their mortgagees) pursuant to the terms of any Lease and Liens or rights reserved in any Lease for rent or for compliance with the terms of such Lease;
(xiv)     Liens arising from precautionary UCC financing statement filings (or similar filings under applicable law) regarding Leases entered into by such Person in the ordinary course of business;
(xv)     Liens arising out of conditional sale, title retention, consignment, factoring or similar arrangements for sale of receivables or goods entered into by such Person not prohibited by this Credit Agreement; provided, that the aggregate outstanding amount of the obligations secured by Liens arising out of factoring or similar arrangements for the sale of receivables does not exceed $200,000,000 at any time;
(xvi)     Liens in favor of customs and revenue authorities arising as a matter of law to secure payment of customs duties in connection with the importation of goods in the ordinary course of business;
(xvii)     (a) Liens on assets of the type specified in the definition of “Receivables Financing” incurred in connection with a Qualified Receivables Financing, and (b) Liens securing obligations under or in respect of any Qualified Receivables Financing; and
(xviii)     additional Liens so long as the aggregate principal outstanding amount of the obligations secured thereby does not exceed $75,000,000 at any time.
For the avoidance of doubt (and to supplement Section 1.07), Liens on property and assets of the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries in a country outside the United States of America analogous in such country to the foregoing Permitted Liens described in clauses (i) through (xviii) of this definition shall also be Permitted Liens, subject to the foreign equivalent of the applicable Dollar limitation specified in the relevant clause.
Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness” means any Indebtedness issued in exchange for, or the net proceeds of which are used to extend, refinance, renew, replace, defease or refund (collectively, to “Refinance”), the Indebtedness being Refinanced (or previous refinancings thereof constituting Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness); provided, that (a) the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness does not exceed the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of the Indebtedness so Refinanced (plus unpaid accrued interest and premium thereon and underwriting discounts, fees, commissions and expenses), (b) the weighted average life to maturity of such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness is greater than or equal to the weighted average life to maturity of the Indebtedness being Refinanced, (c) the final maturity of such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness shall be no earlier than the date that is 91 days after the Maturity Date of the Term
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A Facility, (d) if the Indebtedness being Refinanced is subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations under this Credit Agreement, such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness shall be subordinated in right of payment to such Obligations on terms at least as favorable to the Lenders as those contained in the documentation governing the Indebtedness being Refinanced, (e) no Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness shall have different obligors than the Indebtedness being Refinanced and (f) if the Indebtedness being Refinanced is secured by any collateral (whether equally and ratably with, or junior to, the Secured Parties or otherwise), such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness may be secured by such collateral on terms no less favorable to the Secured Parties than those contained in the documentation governing the Indebtedness being Refinanced.
Person” means any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, association, company, partnership, Governmental Authority or other entity.
Plan” means, at any time, an employee pension benefit plan which is covered by Title IV of ERISA or subject to the minimum funding standards under Section 412 of the Code and is either (i) maintained by the Company or an ERISA Affiliate or (ii) a Multiemployer Plan to which the Company or an ERISA Affiliate is then making or accruing an obligation to make contributions or has within the preceding six plan years made contributions.
Plan Asset Regulations” means 29 CFR § 2510.3-101 et seq., as modified by Section 3(42) of ERISA, as amended from time to time.
Pledge Agreement” means that certain Second Amended and Restated Pledge Agreement, dated as of July 28, 2017, as amended, supplemented, modified or waived from time to time in accordance with the terms thereof, among certain Loan Parties and the Collateral Agent.
Pledged Debt” has the meaning given to such term in the Security Agreement.
Pledged Equity Interests” has the meaning given to such term in the Pledge Agreement.
Pledgor” has the meaning given to such term in the Pledge Agreement.
Prime Rate” means the rate of interest last quoted by The Wall Street Journal as the “Prime Rate” in the United States or, if The Wall Street Journal ceases to quote such rate, the highest per annum interest rate published by the Federal Reserve Board in Federal Reserve Statistical Release H.15 (519) (Selected Interest Rates) as the “bank prime loan” rate or, 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 Federal Reserve Board (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.
Prohibited Transaction” means a transaction that is prohibited under Section 4975 of the Code or Section 406 of ERISA and not exempt under Section 4975 of the Code or Section 408 of ERISA.
Product” means any motion picture, live event, film, music or video tape or other audio-visual work or episode thereof produced for theatrical, non-theatrical or television release or for exploitation in any other medium (including, without limitation, interactive media, multi-channel and digital platforms, stage plays, museum tours, theme parks or other location-based entertainment), in each case whether recorded on film, videotape, cassette, cartridge, disc or on
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or by any other means, method, process or device whether now known or hereafter devised, with respect to which the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries (1) is the copyright owner or (2) acquires an equity interest or distribution or sales agency rights.
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 10.23.
Qualified Cash” means, of any Person, all cash and Cash Equivalents of such Person in deposit or securities accounts.
Qualified ECP Guarantor” means, in respect of any Swap Obligation, each Loan Party that has total assets exceeding $10,000,000 at the time the relevant Guaranty or the relevant security interest becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation or such other person as constitutes an “eligible contract participant” under the Commodity Exchange Act or any regulations promulgated thereunder and can cause another person to qualify as an “eligible contract participant” at such time by entering into a keepwell under Section 1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the Commodity Exchange Act.
Qualified Receivables Financing” means any Receivables Financing that meets the following conditions:
(iv)the Borrower shall have determined in good faith that such Receivables Financing (including financing terms, covenants, termination events and other provisions) is in the aggregate economically fair and reasonable to the Borrower or the applicable Subsidiary, as the case may be;
(v)all sales of Receivables Financing Assets and related assets by the Borrower or the applicable Subsidiary (other than a Receivables Subsidiary) either to the applicable Receivables Subsidiary or directly to the applicable third-party financing providers (as the case may be) are made at fair market value (as determined in good faith by the Borrower); and
(vi)the financing terms, covenants, termination events and other provisions thereof shall be market terms (as determined in good faith by the Borrower) and may include Standard Undertakings;
provided that, the aggregate Receivables Net Investment outstanding under any Qualified Receivables Financing shall not exceed, at the time of any incurrence thereunder, $250.0 million; provided further that such amount shall be $125.0 million at any time when Revolving Credit Commitments or Term A Loans are then outstanding.
Quarter” means a fiscal quarterly period of the Company.
Receivables Financing” means any transaction or series of transactions that may be entered into by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries pursuant to which the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries may sell, assign, convey or otherwise transfer to any other Person, or may grant a security interest in, any Receivables Financing Assets (whether now existing or arising in the future) of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, and any assets related thereto including,
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without limitation, all collateral securing such Receivables Financing Assets, all contracts and all guarantees or other obligations in respect of such Receivables Financing Assets, proceeds of such Receivables Financing Assets and other assets which are customarily sold, assigned, conveyed, or transferred or in respect of which security interests are customarily granted in connection with asset securitization transactions or factoring transactions involving Receivables Financing Assets and any hedging agreements entered into by the Borrower or any such Subsidiary in connection with such Receivables Financing Assets.
Receivables Financing Assets” means any of the following assets (or interests therein) from time to time originated, acquired or otherwise owned by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary or in which the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary has any rights or interests, in each case, without regard to where such assets or interest are located: (1) receivables, payment obligations, installment contracts, and similar rights, whether currently existing or arising or estimated to arise in the future, and whether in the form of accounts, chattel paper, general intangibles, instruments or otherwise (including any drafts, bills of exchange or similar notes and instruments), (2) royalty and other similar payments made related to the use of trade names and other intellectual property, business support, training and other services, including without limitation licensing fees, lease payments and similar revenue streams relating to Product, (3) revenues related to distribution and merchandising of the products of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, (4) intellectual property rights relating to the generation of any of the foregoing types of assets, and (5) any other assets and property to the extent customarily included in securitization transactions or factoring transactions of the relevant type in the applicable jurisdictions (as determined by the Borrower in good faith).
Receivables Financing Fees” means distributions or payments made directly or by means of discounts with respect to any participation interests issued or sold in connection with, and all other fees paid to a Person that is not a Restricted Subsidiary in connection with, any Receivables Financing.
Receivables Financing Repurchase Obligation” means any obligation of a seller of Receivables Financing Assets in a Qualified Receivables Financing to repurchase Receivables Financing Assets arising as a result of a breach of a representation, warranty or covenant or otherwise, including as a result of a Receivables Financing Asset or portion thereof becoming subject to any asserted defense, dispute, dilution, off-set or counterclaim of any kind as a result of any action taken by, any failure to take action by or any other event relating to the seller.
Receivables Net Investment” means the aggregate cash amount paid by the lenders or purchasers under any Receivables Financing in connection with their purchase of, or the making of loans secured by, Receivables Financing Assets or interests therein, as the same may be reduced from time to time by collections with respect to such Receivables Financing Assets or otherwise in accordance with the terms of the documents and agreements evidencing, relating to or otherwise governing the Receivables Financing; provided, however, that, if all or any part of such Receivables Net Investment shall have been reduced by application of any distribution and thereafter such distribution is rescinded or must otherwise be returned for any reason, such Receivables Net Investment shall be increased by the amount of such distribution, all as though such distribution had not been made.
Receivables Subsidiary” means a Subsidiary that is a wholly-owned Subsidiary (or another Person formed for the purposes of engaging in Qualified Receivables Financing with the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries in which the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries makes an Investment and to which the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries transfers Receivables Financing Assets and related assets) which engages in no activities other than in connection with the financing of Receivables Financing Assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, all proceeds
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thereof and all rights (contractual or other), collateral and other assets relating thereto, and any business or activities incidental or related to such business and
(i)no portion of the Indebtedness or any other obligations (contingent or otherwise) of which (A) is guaranteed by the Borrower or any other Restricted Subsidiary (excluding guarantees of obligations (other than the principal of and interest on, Indebtedness) pursuant to Standard Undertakings), (B) is recourse to or obligates the Borrower or any other Restricted Subsidiary in any way other than pursuant to Standard Undertakings, or (C) subjects any property or asset of the Borrower or any other Restricted Subsidiary, directly or indirectly, contingently or otherwise, to the satisfaction thereof, other than pursuant to Standard Undertakings;
(ii)with which neither the Borrower nor any Restricted Subsidiary has any material contract, agreement, arrangement or understanding other than on terms which the Borrower reasonably believes to be no less favorable to the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary than those that might be obtained at the time from Persons that are not Affiliates of the Borrower (other than pursuant to Standard Undertakings); and
(iii)to which neither the Borrower nor any Restricted Subsidiary has any obligation to maintain or preserve such entity’s financial condition or cause such entity to achieve certain levels of operating results (other than pursuant to Standard Undertakings).
Reduction Amount” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.04(b)(vi).
Reference Time” with respect to any setting of the then-current Benchmark means (1) if such Benchmark is Term SOFR, 6:00 a.m. (New York City time) on the day that is two U.S. Government Securities Business Days preceding the date of such setting or (2) otherwise, the time determined by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion.
Register” has the meaning given to such term in Section 10.06(c).
Registered Public Accounting Firm” has the meaning given to such term by the Securities Laws and shall be independent of the Company as prescribed by the Securities Laws.
Regulation U” means Regulation U of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as the same may be amended or supplemented from time to time.
Related Parties” means, with respect to any Person, such Person’s Affiliates and the partners, directors, officers, employees, agents and advisors of such Person and of such Person’s Affiliates.
Relevant Governmental Body” means the Federal Reserve Board or the NYFRB, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the Federal Reserve Board or the NYFRB, or any successor thereto.
Reportable Event” means (i) any of the events set forth in Section 4043(c) (other than a Reportable Event as to which the provision of 30 days’ notice to the PBGC is waived under applicable regulations), 4062(e) or 4063(a) of ERISA or the regulations thereunder, (ii) a determination that any Plan is an “at risk” status within the meaning of Section 303 of ERISA and the failure to make the required funding to the Plan as provided by Section 303(i) of ERISA and (iii) any failure to make payments required by Section 430(j) of the Code if such failure continues for 30 days following the due date for any required installment.
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Request for Credit Extension” means (a) with respect to a Borrowing, conversion or continuation of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans, a Committed Loan Notice, and (b) with respect to an L/C Credit Extension, a Letter of Credit Application.
Required Incremental Term Lenders” means, as of any date of determination and as to any Incremental Term Facility, Incremental Term Lenders holding more than 50% of such Incremental Term Facility on such date; provided that the portion of such Incremental Term Facility held by any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Incremental Term Lenders.
Required Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Lenders holding more than 50% of the sum of the (a) Total Outstandings (with the aggregate amount of each Revolving Credit Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations being deemed “held” by such Revolving Credit Lender for purposes of this definition) and (b) aggregate unused Revolving Credit Commitments; provided that (i) the unused Revolving Credit Commitment of, and the portion of the Total Outstandings held or deemed held by, any Defaulting Lender, and (ii) the Loans held by the Company or any of its Affiliates or Subsidiaries, shall in each case be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Lenders.
Required Prepayment Date” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.04(b)(vii).
Required Revolving Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Revolving Credit Lenders holding more than 50% of the sum of the (a) Total Revolving Credit Outstandings (with the aggregate amount of each Revolving Credit Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations being deemed “held” by such Revolving Credit Lender for purposes of this definition) and (b) aggregate unused Revolving Credit Commitments; provided that the unused Revolving Credit Commitment of, and the portion of the Total Revolving Credit Outstandings held or deemed held by, any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Revolving Lenders.
Required Revolving/Term A Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Lenders (other than Incremental Term Lenders, if any) holding more than 50% of the sum of the (a) the Total Outstandings (with the aggregate amount of each Revolving Credit Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations being deemed “held” by such Revolving Credit Lender for purposes of this definition) less the Outstanding Amount of the Incremental Term Loans, if any, and (b) aggregate unused Revolving Credit Commitments; provided, that (i) the unused Revolving Credit Commitment of, and the portion of the Total Outstandings held or deemed held by, any Defaulting Lender (other than any Incremental Term Lender, if any), and (ii) the Loans held by the Company or any of its Affiliates or Subsidiaries, shall in each case be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Revolving/Term A Lenders.
Required Term A Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Term A Lenders holding more than 50% of the Term A Facility on such date; provided that (i) the portion of the Term A Facility held by any Defaulting Lender, and (ii) the Loans held by the Company or any of its Affiliates or Subsidiaries, shall in each case be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Term A Lenders.
Resolution Authority” means an EEA Resolution Authority or, with respect to any U.K. Financial Institution, a U.K. Resolution Authority.
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Responsible Officer” means the chief executive officer, president, chief financial officer, senior vice president-finance, chief accounting officer, controller, treasurer or assistant treasurer of a Loan Party. Any document delivered hereunder that is signed by a Responsible Officer of a Loan Party shall be conclusively presumed to have been authorized by all necessary corporate, partnership and/or other action on the part of such Loan Party and such Responsible Officer shall be conclusively presumed to have acted on behalf of such Loan Party.
Restricted Group Reporting Period (Cash Flow Statement)” means any Quarter or fiscal year of the Company if, as of the end of such period, the Unrestricted Subsidiary Adjusted Combined Revenues for the four Quarter period then ended exceed 20% of the amount equal to (i) the combined revenues of the Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries for the four Quarter period then ended minus (ii) the difference between (a) the combined revenues of the Unrestricted Subsidiaries for the four Quarter period then ended and (b) the Unrestricted Subsidiary Adjusted Combined Revenues for the four Quarter period then ended.
Restricted Group Reporting Period (Key Metrics)” means any Quarter or fiscal year of the Company if, as of the end of such period, the Unrestricted Subsidiary Adjusted Combined Revenues for the four Quarter period then ended exceed 15% of the amount equal to (i) the combined revenues of the Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries for the four Quarter period then ended minus (ii) the difference between (a) the combined revenues of the Unrestricted Subsidiaries for the four Quarter period then ended and (b) the Unrestricted Subsidiary Adjusted Combined Revenues for the four Quarter period then ended.
Restricted Group Reporting Period (Statement of Operations and Balance Sheet)” means any Quarter or fiscal year of the Company if, as of the end of such period, either (i) the combined revenues of the Unrestricted Subsidiaries exceed 15% of the combined revenues of the Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries for the four Quarter period then ended, or (ii) the aggregate amount of the assets of the Unrestricted Subsidiaries as recorded on the balance sheet of the Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries exceeds 15% of the aggregate amount of the assets of the Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries on such balance sheet.
Restricted Payments” means (i) direct or indirect distributions, dividends or other payments by the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary on account of (including, without limitation, sinking fund or other payments on account of the redemption, retirement, purchase or acquisition of) any general or limited partnership or joint venture interest in, or any capital stock of, the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary, as the case may be (whether made in cash, property or other obligations), other than any such distributions, dividends and other payments made by (a) a Restricted Subsidiary to the Company or another Loan Party on account of any such Equity Interests of the former held by the latter and (b) a Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party to another Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party on account of any such Equity Interests of the former held by the latter, and (ii) any prepayment of principal or interest on account of any Permitted Debt or any Indebtedness of the Company issued under the Senior Notes Indenture (other than (a) so long as no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, any prepayment of interest on account of any Permitted Debt or the Senior Notes, (b) any prepayment of principal or interest on account of any Indebtedness under the RNS Credit Agreement and RNS Notes and (c) any prepayment of principal on any Indebtedness being Refinanced with Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness.
Restricted Subsidiaries” means the Persons set forth on Schedule 1.01(i), AMC, each Additional Borrower, and any New Restricted Subsidiary, provided that any Restricted Subsidiary redesignated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary pursuant to and in compliance with Section 7.08(c) shall cease to be a Restricted Subsidiary.
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Restricting Information” has the meaning given to such term in Section 10.02(g).
Revolver Extension Request” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.18(b).
Revolver Extension Series” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.18(b).
Revolving Credit Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of simultaneous Revolving Credit Loans of the same Type and, in the case of SOFR Loans, having the same Interest Period made by each of the Revolving Credit Lenders pursuant to Section 2.01(b).
Revolving Credit Commitment” means, as to each Revolving Credit Lender, its obligation to (a) make Revolving Credit Loans to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.01(b), and (b) purchase participations in L/C Obligations, in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 2.01 attached to Amendment No. 2 under the caption “Revolving Credit Commitment” or opposite such caption in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable, as such amount may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with this Credit Agreement. On the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, the aggregate Revolving Commitments shall be $400,000,000.
Revolving Credit Facility” means, at any time, the aggregate amount of the Revolving Credit Lenders’ Revolving Credit Commitments at such time.
Revolving Credit Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that has a Revolving Credit Commitment or Revolving Credit Loan at such time.
Revolving Credit Loan” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.01(b); provided, that a Swingline Loan shall not constitute a Revolving Credit Loan.
Revolving Credit Note” means a promissory note made by the Borrower in favor of a Revolving Credit Lender evidencing Revolving Credit Loans made by such Revolving Credit Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit B-3.
Revolving/Term A Event of Default” means any Event of Default contained in clause (c) of Section 8.01, but only with respect to Sections 7.26 and 7.27.
RMH GE” means RMH GE Holdings I, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a Restricted Subsidiary.
RNS Credit Agreement” means that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of July 5, 2006, as amended, among Rainbow National Services, LLC, the guarantors named therein, Bank of America, as syndication agent, Credit Suisse (formerly Credit Suisse First Boston), Citicorp North America, Inc. and Wachovia Bank, National Association, as co-documentation agents, JPMCB, as administrative agent, and the other Loan Parties (as defined therein) party thereto.
RNS Indenture” means that certain Indenture, dated as of August 20, 2004, among The Bank of New York, Rainbow National Services, LLC, RNS Co-Issuer Corporation and the “Guarantors” (as defined therein) with respect to the RNS Notes.
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RNS Notes” means the 10-3/8% Senior Subordinated Notes Due 2014 issued pursuant to the terms and conditions of the RNS Indenture in the aggregate original principal amount of $325,000,000.
S&P” means S&P Global Ratings, a business unit of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, a subsidiary of S&P Global Inc., and any successor thereto.
Sanctioned Country” means, at any time, a country or territory which is the target of any Sanctions.
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, the U.S. Department of State, or by the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any EU member state, His Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom or any other relevant sanctions authority, (b) any Person operating, organized or resident in a Sanctioned Country or (c) any Person directly or indirectly owned 50% or more by, controlled by, or acting for the benefit or on behalf of, any such Person or Persons described in the foregoing clauses (a) or (b).
Sanctions” means economic or financial sanctions or trade embargoes imposed, administered or enforced from time to time by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury or the U.S. Department of State or the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any EU member state, His Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom or any other relevant sanctions authority.
SEC” means the Securities and Exchange Commission, or any Governmental Authority succeeding to any of its principal functions.
Secured Cash Management Agreement” means (i) any Cash Management Agreement that is entered into by and between one or more Loan Parties or non-Loan Party wholly owned Restricted Subsidiaries, on the one hand, and any Cash Management Bank, on the other hand, and (ii) any Cash Management Agreement with a Cash Management Bank entered into under the Original Credit Agreement or the First A&R Credit Agreement that remains outstanding on the Closing Date and that qualified as a Secured Cash Management Agreement under the Original Credit Agreement or the First A&R Credit Agreement.
Secured Hedge Agreement” means (i) any Swap Contract permitted under Article VII that is entered into by and between the Borrower and any Hedge Bank and that has been designated to the Administrative Agent in writing by such Hedge Bank as being a Secured Hedge Agreement for the purposes of the Loan Documents and (ii) any interest rate hedge with a Hedge Bank entered into under the Original Credit Agreement or the First A&R Credit Agreement that remains outstanding on the Closing Date and that qualified as a Secured Hedge Agreement under the Original Credit Agreement or the First A&R Credit Agreement, provided that such interest rate hedge has been identified on Schedule 1.01(iv) hereto as being a Secured Hedge Agreement for the purposes of the Loan Documents.
Secured Parties” means, collectively, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders, the L/C Issuers, the Hedge Banks, the Cash Management Banks, each co-agent or sub-agent appointed by the Administrative Agent from time to time pursuant to Section 9.05, and the other Persons the Obligations owing to which are or are stated to be secured by the Collateral under the terms of the Collateral Documents.
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Securities Laws” means the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and the applicable accounting and auditing principles, rules, standards and practices promulgated, approved or incorporated by the SEC or the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.
Security Agreement” means that certain Second Amended and Restated Security Agreement, dated as of July 28, 2017, as amended, supplemented, modified or waived from time to time in accordance with the terms thereof, among certain Loan Parties and the Collateral Agent.
Senior Notes” means (a) the 5.00% Senior Notes due 2024, issued pursuant to the Senior Notes Indenture (including the first supplemental indenture thereto) in the aggregate original principal amount of $1,000,000,000, (b) the 4.75% Senior Notes due 2025, issued pursuant to the Senior Notes Indenture (including the second supplemental indenture thereto) in the aggregate original principal amount of $800,000,000 and (c) the 4.25% Senior Notes due 2029, issued pursuant to the Senior Notes Indenture (including the third supplemental indenture thereto) in the aggregate original principal amount of $1,000,000,000 (the “2029 Senior Notes”).
Senior Notes Indenture” means that certain Indenture, dated as of March 30, 2016, as supplemented in accordance with the terms thereof, by and among the Company, the guarantors party thereto and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, with respect to the Senior Notes.
Senior Secured Leverage Ratio” means, as of any date, the ratio of (i) the Total Outstandings and the aggregate principal amount of outstanding Incremental Equivalent Debt that is secured on a pari passu basis with the Obligations on such date to (ii) Annual Adjusted Operating Income determined as of the last day of the month covered by the then most recent Compliance Certificate delivered to the Lenders pursuant to Section 7.01(d), a copy of which has been delivered to the Administrative Agent (and any change in such ratio as a result of a change in the amount of Total Outstandings and such Incremental Equivalent Debt shall be effective as of the date such change shall occur and any change in such ratio as a result of a change in the amount of Annual Adjusted Operating Income shall be effective as of the date of receipt by the Administrative Agent of the Compliance Certificate delivered pursuant to Section 7.01(d) reflecting such change).
Significant Company” means (i) each of AMCNI, AMC, IFC, WE and Sundance, and (ii) each other Restricted Subsidiary that directly or indirectly owns a material programming network that had $200 million or more in gross operating revenues for the period of four consecutive Quarters covered by the then most recent Compliance Certificate delivered to the Lenders pursuant to Section 7.01(d).
Significant Restricted Subsidiary” means a Restricted Subsidiary having (x) revenues in excess of $20,000,000 for the four Quarter period then ended or (y) assets in excess of $50,000,000 recorded on its most recent audited balance sheet.
SOFR” means, with respect to any Business Day, a rate per annum equal to the secured overnight financing rate for such Business Day published by the SOFR Administrator on the SOFR Administrator’s Website at approximately 8:00 a.m., New York City time, on the immediately succeeding Business Day.
SOFR Administrator” means the NYFRB (or a successor administrator of the secured overnight financing rate).
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SOFR Administrator’s Website” means the NYFRB’s Website, currently at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source for the secured overnight financing rate identified as such by the SOFR Administrator from time to time.
SOFR Borrowing” means a Borrowing comprised of SOFR Loans.
SOFR Loan” means any Loan bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to Adjusted Term SOFR (other than pursuant to clause (c) of the definition of “Base Rate”).
SOFR Rate Day” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Daily Simple SOFR”.
Software” means the intellectual property rights embodied in computer programs, computer applications, source code, object code and related documentation.
Solvent” and “Solvency” mean, with respect to any Person on any date of determination, that on such date (a) the fair value of the property of such Person is greater than the total amount of liabilities, including contingent liabilities, of such Person, (b) the present fair salable value of the assets of such Person is not less than the amount that will be required to pay the probable liability of such Person on its debts as they become absolute and matured, (c) such Person does not intend to, and does not believe that it will, incur debts or liabilities beyond such Person’s ability to pay such debts and liabilities as they mature and (d) such Person is not engaged in business or a transaction, and is not about to engage in business or a transaction, for which such Person’s property would constitute an unreasonably small capital. The amount of contingent liabilities at any time shall be computed as the amount that, in the light of all the facts and circumstances existing at such time, represents the amount that can reasonably be expected to become an actual or matured liability.
Solvency Certificate” means a certificate of a senior financial executive of the Company in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
SPC” has the meaning given to such term in Section 10.06(h).
Standard Undertakings” means representations, warranties, covenants, indemnities, reimbursement obligations, performance undertakings, guarantees of performance, and similar customary payment obligations entered into by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, whether joint and several or otherwise, which the Borrower has determined in good faith to be customary in a Receivables Financing including, without limitation, those relating to the servicing of the assets of a Receivables Subsidiary, it being understood that any Receivables Financing Repurchase Obligation shall be deemed to be a Standard Undertaking.
Spot Rate” has the meaning given to such term in Section 1.07.
Subordinated Debt” means any Indebtedness of any Loan Party that is subordinated to the Obligations of such Loan Party under the Loan Documents.
Subordinated Debt Documents” means all agreements, indentures and instruments pursuant to which any Subordinated Debt is issued, in each case as amended to the extent permitted under the Loan Documents.
Subsidiary” of a Person means a corporation, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company or other business entity of which a majority of the shares or securities or other interests having ordinary voting power for the election of directors or other governing body
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(other than securities or interests having such power only by reason of the happening of a contingency) are at the time beneficially owned, or the management of which is otherwise controlled, directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, or both, by such Person. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to a “Subsidiary” or to “Subsidiaries” shall refer to a Subsidiary or Subsidiaries of the Company.
Sundance” means SundanceTV LLC (formerly Sundance Channel L.L.C.), a Delaware limited liability company.
Sundance International Guarantors” means AMCNI, AMC/Sundance Channel Global Networks LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, AMC Networks International Asia-Pacific LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, and WE tv Asia LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.
Supported QFC” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 10.23.
Swap Contract” means (a) any and all rate swap transactions, basis swaps, credit derivative transactions, forward rate transactions, commodity swaps, commodity options, forward commodity contracts, equity or equity index swaps or options, bond or bond price or bond index swaps or options or forward bond or forward bond price or forward bond index transactions, interest rate options, forward foreign exchange transactions, cap transactions, floor transactions, collar transactions, currency swap transactions, cross-currency rate swap transactions, currency options, spot contracts, or any other similar transactions or any combination of any of the foregoing (including any options to enter into any of the foregoing), whether or not any such transaction is governed by or subject to any master agreement, and (b) any and all transactions of any kind, and the related confirmations, which are subject to the terms and conditions of, or governed by, any form of master agreement published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., any International Foreign Exchange Master Agreement, or any other master agreement (any such master agreement, together with any related schedules, a “Master Agreement”), including any such obligations or liabilities under any Master Agreement.
Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Guarantor, 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 Borrowing” means a borrowing of Swingline Loans made by the Swingline Lender pursuant to Section 2.15(a).
Swingline Lender” means any Lender or the Administrative Agent as agreed to at any time by the Company and such Lender or the Administrative Agent, in either case as designated in accordance with this Credit Agreement. The initial Swingline Lender shall be JPMCB.
Swingline Loans” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.01(c).
Swingline Note” means a promissory note made by the Borrower in favor of the Swingline Lender evidencing Swingline Loans made by the Swingline Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit B-4.
Swingline Sublimit” means $20,000,000. The Swingline Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Revolving Credit Facility.
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Taxes” means all present or future taxes, assessments or other charges (including withholdings) imposed by any Governmental Authority with authority to impose the same, including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.
Term A Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of simultaneous Term A Loans of the same Type and, in the case of SOFR Loans, having the same Interest Period made by each of the Term A Lenders pursuant to Section 2.01(a).
Term A Commitment” means, as to each Term A Lender, its obligation to make Term A Loans to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.01(a) in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Term A Lender’s name on Schedule 2.01 under the caption “Term A Commitment” or opposite such caption in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Term A Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable, as such amount may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with this Credit Agreement.
Term A Facility” means at any time (a) on or prior to the Closing Date, the aggregate amount of the Term A Commitments at such time and (b) thereafter, the aggregate principal amount of the Term A Loans of all Term A Lenders outstanding at such time.
Term A Lender” means (a) at any time on or prior to the Closing Date, any Lender that has a Term A Commitment at such time and (b) at any time after the Closing Date, any Lender that holds Term A Loans at such time.
Term A Loan” means an advance made by any Term A Lender under the Term A Facility.
Term A Note” means a promissory note made by the Borrower in favor of a Term A Lender evidencing Term A Loans made by such Term A Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit B-1.
Term Borrowing” means a Term A Borrowing or Incremental Term Borrowing, if any, as the context may require.
Term Commitment” means a Term A Commitment or Incremental Term Commitment, if any, as the context may require.
Term Facility” means, at any time, the Term A Facility or Incremental Term Facility, if any, as the context may require.
Term Lender” means, at any time, a Term A Lender or Incremental Term Lender, if any, as the context may require.
Term Loan” means a Term A Loan or Incremental Term Loan, if any, as the context may require.
Term Loan Extension Request” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.18(b).
Term Loan Extension Series” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.18(b).
Term SOFR” means,
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(a)    for any calculation with respect to a SOFR Loan and for any tenor comparable to the applicable Interest Period, the Term SOFR Reference Rate for a tenor comparable to the applicable Interest Period at approximately 6:00 a.m., New York City time, on the day (such day, the “Periodic Term SOFR Determination Day”) that is two (2) U.S. Government Securities Business Days prior to the first day of such Interest Period, as such rate is published by the SOFR Administrator; provided, however, that if as of 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on any Periodic Term SOFR Determination Day the Term SOFR Reference Rate for the applicable tenor has not been published by the SOFR Administrator and a Benchmark Replacement Date with respect to the Term SOFR Reference Rate has not occurred, then, so long as such day is otherwise a U.S. Government Securities Business Day, Term SOFR will be the Term SOFR Reference Rate for such tenor as published by the SOFR Administrator on the first preceding U.S. Government Securities Business Day for which such Term SOFR Reference Rate for such tenor was published by the SOFR Administrator so long as such first preceding U.S. Government Securities Business Day is not more than five (5) U.S. Government Securities Business Days prior to such Periodic Term SOFR Determination Day, and
(b)    for any calculation with respect to a Base Rate Loan on any day and for any tenor comparable to the applicable Interest Period, the Term SOFR Reference Rate for a tenor of one month at approximately 6:00 a.m., New York City time, on the day (such day, the “Base Rate Term SOFR Determination Day”) that is two (2) U.S. Government Securities Business Days prior to such day, as such rate is published by the SOFR Administrator; provided, however, that if as of 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on any Base Rate Term SOFR Determination Day the Term SOFR Reference Rate for the applicable tenor has not been published by the SOFR Administrator and a Benchmark Replacement Date with respect to the Term SOFR Reference Rate has not occurred, then, so long as such day is otherwise a U.S. Government Securities Business Day, Term SOFR will be the Term SOFR Reference Rate for such tenor as published by the SOFR Administrator on the first preceding U.S. Government Securities Business Day for which such Term SOFR Reference Rate for such tenor was published by the SOFR Administrator so long as such first preceding U.S. Government Securities Business Day is not more than five (5) U.S. Government Securities Business Days prior to such Base Rate Term SOFR Determination Day.
Term SOFR Reference Rate” means the forward-looking term rate based on SOFR.
Termination Event” means (i) a Reportable Event, (ii) the termination of a Plan, or the filing of a notice of intent to terminate a Plan, or the treatment of a Plan amendment as a termination under Section 4041(e) of ERISA, (iii) the institution of proceedings to terminate a Plan under Section 4042 of ERISA or (iv) the appointment of a trustee to administer any Plan under Section 4042 of ERISA.
Total Interest Expense” means, for any period, the sum of (i) the aggregate amount of interest accrued during such period in respect of Indebtedness (including the interest component of rentals in respect of Capital Lease Obligations) of the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries (determined on a consolidated basis), other than obligations under any Guarantee permitted under subparagraph (x) of Section 7.16, (ii) the aggregate amount of fees accrued in respect of the Letters of Credit hereunder during such period and (iii) the aggregate amount of Commitment Fees accrued hereunder during such period, but excluding commissions, discounts, yield and other fees and charges related to any Qualified Receivables Financing. For purposes of this definition, the amount of interest accrued in respect of Indebtedness for any period (A) shall be increased (to the extent not already treated as interest expense or income, as the case may be)
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by the excess, if any, of amounts payable by the Company and/or any Restricted Subsidiary arising under any interest rate Swap Contract during such period over amounts receivable by the Company and/or any Restricted Subsidiary thereunder (or reduced by the excess, if any, of such amounts receivable over such amounts payable) and interest on a Capital Lease Obligation shall be deemed to accrue at an interest rate reasonably determined by the Company to be the rate of interest implicit in such Capital Lease Obligation in accordance with GAAP and (B) shall be increased or reduced, as the case may be, by the amount of interest accrued during such period in respect of Indebtedness of the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary in respect of assets acquired or disposed of (including by means of any redesignation of any Subsidiary pursuant to Section 7.08(c)) by the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary on or after the first day of such period, determined on a pro forma basis reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (it being agreed that it shall be satisfactory to the Administrative Agent that such pro forma calculations may be based upon GAAP as applied in the preparation of the financial statements for the Company, delivered in accordance with Section 7.01 rather than as applied in the financial statements of the Person whose assets were acquired and may include, in the Company’s discretion, a reasonable estimate of savings resulting from any such acquisitions or dispositions, as though the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary acquired or disposed of such assets on the first day of such period).
Total Outstandings” means the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all Loans and all L/C Obligations.
Total Revolving Credit Outstandings” means the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all Revolving Credit Loans, Swingline Loans and L/C Obligations.
Trade Secrets” means all confidential and proprietary information, including, without limitation, know-how, trade secrets, inventions, research and development information, databases and data, pricing and cost information, business and marketing plans and customer and supplier lists and information.
Trade Secret Licenses” means any agreement, whether written or oral, providing for the grant by or to a Person of any right under a Trade Secret.
Trademark Licenses” means any agreement, whether written or oral, providing for the grant by or to a Person of any right to use any Trademark.
Trademarks” means all trademarks, trade names, corporate names, company names, business names, fictitious business names, service marks, elements of package or trade dress of goods or services, logos and other source or business identifiers, together with the goodwill associated therewith, now existing or hereafter adopted or acquired, all registrations and recordings thereof, and all application in connection therewith, whether in the United States Patent and Trademark Office or in any similar office or agency of the United States, any State thereof or any other country or any political subdivision thereof and all renewals thereof.
Type” means, with respect to a Loan, its character as a Base Rate Loan or a SOFR Loan.
UCC” has the meaning given to such term in the Security Agreement.
UCP” means the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits, 2007 revision, International Chamber of Commerce Publication No. 600, as the same may be amended and in effect from time to time.
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U.K. Financial Institutions” 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 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.
U.K. Resolution Authority” means the Bank of England or any other public administrative authority having responsibility for the resolution of any U.K. Financial Institution.
Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement” means the applicable Benchmark Replacement excluding the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment.
Undisclosed Administration” means in relation to a Lender the appointment of an administrator, provisional liquidator, conservator, receiver, trustee, custodian or other similar official by a supervisory authority or regulator under or based on the law in the country where such Lender is subject to home jurisdiction supervision if applicable law requires that such appointment is not to be publicly disclosed.
Unreimbursed Amount” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.03(c)(i).
Unrestricted Subsidiary Adjusted Combined Revenues” equals, for any period, on a combined basis, the aggregate (a) revenue of each Unrestricted Subsidiary for such period multiplied by (b) the percentage of the outstanding Equity Interests in such Unrestricted Subsidiary held, directly or indirectly, by the Company and the Restricted Subsidiaries as of the end of such period.
Unrestricted Subsidiaries” means the Persons set forth on Schedule 1.01(ii) and any New Unrestricted Subsidiaries; provided that any Unrestricted Subsidiary redesignated by the Company as a Restricted Subsidiary pursuant to and in compliance with Section 7.08(c) shall cease to be an Unrestricted Subsidiary.
U.S. Government Securities Business Day” means any day except for (a) a Saturday, (b) a Sunday or (c) a day on which the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association recommends that the fixed income departments of its members be closed for the entire day for purposes of trading in United States government securities.
U.S. Special Resolution Regime” has the meaning given to such term in Section 10.23.
Waivable Prepayment” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.04(b)(vii).
WE” means WE tv LLC (formerly WE: Women’s Entertainment LLC), a Delaware limited liability company.
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.
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Financial Institution or any contract or instrument under which that liability arises, to convert all or part of that liability into shares, securities or obligations of that Person or any other Person, to provide that any such contract or instrument is to have effect as if a right had been exercised under it or to suspend any obligation in respect of that liability or any of the powers under that Bail-In Legislation that are related to or ancillary to any of those powers.
Section 1.02Other Interpretive Provisions. With reference to this Credit Agreement and each other Loan Document, unless otherwise specified herein or in such other Loan Document:
(a)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.” Unless the context requires otherwise, (i) any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document (including any organization 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 or in any other Loan Document), (ii) any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s successors and assigns, (iii) the words “herein,” “hereof” and “hereunder,” and words of similar import when used in any Loan Document, shall be construed to refer to such Loan Document in its entirety and not to any particular provision thereof, (iv) all references in a Loan Document to Articles, Sections, Exhibits and Schedules shall be construed to refer to Articles and Sections of, and Exhibits and Schedules to, the Loan Document in which such references appear, (v) any reference to any law shall include all statutory and regulatory provisions consolidating, amending, replacing or interpreting such law and any reference to any law or regulation shall, unless otherwise specified, refer to such law or regulation as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time, and (vi) the words “asset” and “property” (except when used as accounting terms, in which case GAAP shall apply) shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect and to refer to any and all tangible and intangible assets and properties, including cash, securities, accounts and contract rights.
(b)In the computation of periods of time from a specified date to a later specified date, the word “from” means “from and including;” the words “to” and “until” each mean “to but excluding;” and the word “through” means “to and including.”
(c)Section headings herein and in the other Loan Documents are included for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document.
Section 1.03Accounting Terms. (a) Generally. All accounting terms not specifically or completely defined herein shall be construed in conformity with, and all financial data (including financial ratios and other financial calculations) required to be submitted pursuant to this Credit Agreement shall be prepared in conformity with, GAAP applied on a consistent basis, as in effect from time to time, applied in a manner consistent with that used in preparing the audited financial statements, except as otherwise specifically prescribed herein.
(a)Changes in GAAP. (i) If at any time any change in GAAP would affect the computation of any financial ratio or requirement set forth in any Loan Document, and either the Company or (x) in the case of any financial ratio applicable only to a Financial Covenant, the
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Applicable Rate or Section 2.08(a), the Required Revolving/Term A Lenders and (y) in the case of any other financial ratio, the Required Lenders, shall so request, the Administrative Agent, the applicable Lenders and the Company shall negotiate in good faith to amend such ratio or requirement to preserve the original intent thereof in light of such change in GAAP (subject to the approval of the Required Lenders or Required Revolving/Term A Lenders, as applicable); provided that, until so amended, (i) such ratio or requirement shall continue to be computed in accordance with GAAP prior to such change therein and (ii) the Company shall provide to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders financial statements and other documents required under this Credit Agreement or as reasonably requested hereunder setting forth a reconciliation between calculations of such ratio or requirement made before and after giving effect to such change in GAAP.
(i)The Company may at any time elect to apply IFRS accounting principles in lieu of GAAP, but prior to any such change shall notify the Administrative Agent of any intended change to the manner in which any financial statements shall be prepared. Following such notification, if requested by the Company or the Administrative Agent, the Company and the Administrative Agent shall negotiate in good faith to amend any computation of any financial ratio or requirement set forth in any Loan Document to preserve the original intent thereof in light of such change from GAAP to IFRS. Unless the Required Lenders shall have objected to such required amendments within 10 Business Days after the Lenders shall have been notified thereof by the Administrative Agent (it being agreed that the Administrative Agent shall give such notice promptly via the Approved Electronic Platform after reaching agreement with the Company with respect to such required amendments), such amendments shall become effective and shall be binding on all parties hereto; provided that, until so amended, (i) each such ratio or requirement shall continue to be computed in accordance with GAAP and (ii) the Company shall provide to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders financial statements and other documents required under this Credit Agreement or as reasonably requested hereunder setting forth a reconciliation between calculations of such ratio or requirement made before and after giving effect to such change to IFRS.
Section 1.04Rounding. Any financial ratios required to be maintained by the Company pursuant to this Credit Agreement shall be calculated by dividing the appropriate component by the other component, carrying the result to one place more than the number of places by which such ratio is expressed herein and rounding the result up or down to the nearest number (with a rounding-up if there is no nearest number).
Section 1.05Times of Day. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to times of day shall be references to Eastern time (daylight or standard, as applicable).
Section 1.06Letter of Credit Amounts. Unless otherwise specified herein, the amount of a Letter of Credit at any time shall be deemed to be the stated amount of such Letter of Credit in effect at such time; provided, however, that with respect to any Letter of Credit that, by its terms or the terms of any Issuer Document related thereto, provides for one or more automatic increases in the stated amount thereof, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be the maximum stated amount of such Letter of Credit after giving effect to all such increases, whether or not such maximum stated amount is in effect at such time.
Section 1.07Currency Equivalents and Calculations Generally. (a) Any amount specified in this Credit Agreement (other than in Articles II, IV and IX) or any of the other Loan Documents to be in Dollars shall also include the equivalent of such amount in any currency other than Dollars, such equivalent amount thereof in the applicable currency to be determined by the Administrative Agent at such time on the basis of the Spot Rate (as defined below) for the
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purchase of such currency with Dollars. For purposes of this Section 1.07, the “Spot Rate” for a currency means the rate determined by the Administrative Agent to be the rate quoted by the Person acting in such capacity as the spot rate for the purchase by such Person of such currency with another currency through its principal foreign exchange trading office at approximately 11:00 a.m. on the date two Business Days prior to the date of such determination; provided that the Administrative Agent may obtain such spot rate from another financial institution designated by the Administrative Agent if the Person acting in such capacity does not have as of the date of determination a spot buying rate for any such currency.
(b)Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, (x) with respect to any amounts incurred or transactions entered into (or consummated) in reliance on a provision of any Loan Document that does not require compliance with a financial ratio or test (including, without limitation, pro forma compliance with the Financial Covenants, any Cashflow Ratio test and/or any Senior Secured Leverage Ratio test) (such provision, a “Fixed Amount Basket” and any such amount incurred or transaction entered into (or consummated) in reliance on such provision, the “Fixed Amount”) substantially concurrently with any amounts incurred or transactions entered into (or consummated) in reliance on a provision of any Loan Document that requires compliance with any such financial ratio or test (such provision, an “Incurrence Based Basket” and any such amount incurred or transaction entered into (or consummated) in reliance on such provision, the “Incurrence Based Amounts”), it is understood and agreed that, for purposes of this Credit Agreement, the Fixed Amounts shall be disregarded in the calculation of the financial ratio or test applicable to the Incurrence Based Amounts in connection with such substantially concurrent incurrence, except that incurrences of Indebtedness and Liens constituting Fixed Amounts shall be taken into account for purposes of Incurrence Based Amounts other than Incurrence Based Amounts contained in Section 2.14 or Section 7.15 through Section 7.17, and (y) the Borrower may elect to utilize Incurrence Based Baskets prior to, and regardless of whether capacity exists under, any Fixed Amount Basket (including in any concurrent usage of both Incurrence Based Baskets and Fixed Amount Baskets) and if the Borrower does not make an election with respect to whether it is utilizing a Fixed Amount Basket or an Incurrence Based Basket, the Borrower shall be deemed to have elected to utilize the Incurrence Based Basket. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, with respect to any amounts incurred as or transactions entered into (or consummated) in reliance on a Fixed Amount or an Incurrence Based Amount, the Borrower may, at any time and from time to time, elect to re-classify all or any portion of such amount incurred or transactions entered into (or consummated) as either incurred or entered into or consummated under a Fixed Amount Basket (and as such would be re-classified as a Fixed Amount) or an Incurrence Based Basket (and as such would be re-classified as an Incurrence Based Amount) so long as such amount incurred or transaction entered into or consummated meets the applicable criteria at the time of re-classification (regardless of whether it met such criteria at the time of incurrence or entry or consummation).
Section 1.08Interest Rates; SOFR Notification. The Administrative Agent does not warrant or accept responsibility for, and shall not have any liability with respect to (a) the continuation of, administration of, submission of, calculation of or any other matter related to the Base Rate, the Term SOFR Reference Rate or Adjusted Term SOFR, or any component definition thereof or rates referred to in the definition thereof, or any alternative, successor or replacement rate thereto (including any Benchmark Replacement), including whether the composition or characteristics of any such alternative, successor or replacement rate (including any Benchmark Replacement) will be similar to, or produce the same value or economic equivalence of, or have the same volume or liquidity as, the Base Rate, the Term SOFR Reference Rate, Adjusted Term SOFR or any other Benchmark prior to its discontinuance or unavailability, or (b) the effect, implementation or composition of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes. The Administrative Agent and its respective Affiliates or other related entities may engage in transactions that affect the calculation of the Base Rate, the Term SOFR
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Reference Rate, Adjusted Term SOFR, any alternative, successor or replacement rate (including any Benchmark Replacement) or any relevant adjustments thereto, in each case, in a manner adverse to the Administrative Borrower. The Administrative Agent may select information sources or services in its reasonable discretion to ascertain the Base Rate, the Term SOFR Reference Rate, Adjusted Term SOFR or any other Benchmark, in each case pursuant to the terms of this Credit Agreement, and shall have no liability to the Borrower, any Lender or any other person or entity for damages of any kind, including direct or indirect, special, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, costs, losses or expenses (whether in tort, contract or otherwise and whether at law or in equity), for any error or calculation of any such rate (or component thereof) provided by any such information source or service.
The Administrative Agent shall not be under any obligation (i) to monitor, determine or verify the unavailability or cessation of Adjusted Term SOFR (or any other applicable benchmark), or whether or when there has occurred, or to give notice to any other transaction party of the occurrence of any termination date relating to Adjusted Term SOFR, (ii) to select, determine or designate any alternative rate, or other successor or replacement benchmark index, or whether any conditions to the designation of such a rate have been satisfied, (iii) to select, determine or designate any other modifier to any alternative rate or (iv) to determine whether or what alternative rate changes are necessary or advisable, if any, in connection with any of the foregoing. The Administrative Agent shall not be liable for any inability, failure or delay on its part to perform any of its duties set forth in this Credit Agreement as a result of the unavailability of Adjusted Term SOFR (or any other applicable benchmark) and absence of a designated replacement benchmark. 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 any alternate replacement index to Adjusted Term SOFR, including without limitation, whether the composition or characteristics of any such alternate replacement index to Adjusted Term SOFR will be similar to, or produce the same value or economic equivalence of, Adjusted Term SOFR or have the same volume or liquidity as did Adjusted Term SOFR prior to its discontinuance or unavailability.
Section 1.09Divisions. For all purposes under the Loan Documents, in connection with any division or plan of division under the laws of the State of Delaware (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 1.10Cashless Roll. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Credit Agreement, if agreed by the Borrower, any Lender may exchange, continue or rollover all or a portion of its Loans in connection with any refinancing, extension, loan modification or similar transaction permitted by the terms of this Credit Agreement, pursuant to a cashless settlement mechanism approved by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and such Lender.
Article II

THE COMMITMENTS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS
Section 1.01The Loans. (a) The Term A Borrowings. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Term A Lender severally agrees to make a single loan to the Borrower in Dollars on the Closing Date in an amount not to exceed such Term A Lender’s Term
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A Commitment and in an aggregate amount for all Term A Lenders not to exceed the aggregate amount of the Term A Commitments. Each Term A Borrowing shall consist of Term A Loans made simultaneously by the Term A Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentage of the Term A Facility. Amounts borrowed under this Section 2.01(a) and repaid or prepaid may not be reborrowed. Term A Loans may be Base Rate Loans or SOFR Loans, as further provided herein.
(a)The Revolving Credit Borrowings. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Revolving Credit Lender severally agrees to make loans (each such loan, a “Revolving Credit Loan”) to the Borrower in Dollars from time to time, on any Business Day during the Availability Period, in an aggregate amount not to exceed at any time outstanding the amount of such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment; provided, however, that after giving effect to any Revolving Credit Borrowing, (i) the Total Revolving Credit Outstandings shall not exceed the Revolving Credit Facility, and (ii) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Credit Loans of any Lender, plus such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations and Swingline Loans shall not exceed such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment. Within the limits of each Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment, and subject to the other terms and conditions hereof, the Borrower may borrow under this Section 2.01(b), prepay under Section 2.04, and reborrow under this Section 2.01(b). Revolving Credit Loans may be Base Rate Loans or SOFR Loans, as further provided herein.
(b)The Swingline Borrowings. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, including Section 2.15, the Swingline Lender, in its individual capacity, may in its sole discretion make revolving loans (each a “Swingline Loan” and, collectively, the “Swingline Loans”) to the Borrower from time to time, on any Business Day during the Availability Period, in an aggregate amount not to exceed at any time outstanding the Swingline Sublimit; provided, however, that after giving effect to any Swingline Borrowing, (i) the Total Revolving Credit Outstandings shall not exceed the Revolving Credit Facility and (ii) the sum of (A) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Swingline Loans plus (B) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Credit Loans of the Lender acting as Swingline Lender shall not exceed the Revolving Credit Commitment of such Lender. Amounts borrowed under this Section 2.01(c) and repaid or prepaid may be reborrowed in accordance with the provisions of this Credit Agreement.
Section 1.02Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Loans. (a) Each Term Borrowing, each Revolving Credit Borrowing, each conversion of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans from one Type to the other and each continuation of SOFR Loans shall be made upon the Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the Administrative Agent, which may be given by telephone or electronic transmission. Each such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 1:00 p.m. (i) three Business Days prior to the requested date of any Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of SOFR Loans or of any conversion of SOFR Loans to Base Rate Loans and (ii) on the requested date of any Borrowing of Base Rate Loans; provided, however, that notice of (x) the initial Borrowing of Base Rate Loans may be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 3:00 p.m. on the Closing Date and (y) any conversion of such initial Borrowing to SOFR Loans may be received by the Administrative Agent no later than 5:00 p.m. on the third Business Day prior to the requested date of conversion. Each notice by the Borrower pursuant to this Section 2.02(a) must be confirmed promptly by delivery to the Administrative Agent of a written Committed Loan Notice by facsimile or electronic transmission, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower. In the case of any discrepancies between a telephone notice or electronic transmission given pursuant to the first sentence of this Section 2.02(a) and the written Committed Loan Notice confirming such telephone notice or electronic transmission and delivered pursuant to the immediately preceding sentence, the telephone notice or electronic transmission shall be
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effective as understood in good faith by the Administrative Agent. Each Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of SOFR Loans shall be in a principal amount of $1,000,000 or a whole multiple of $500,000 in excess thereof. Except as provided in Section 2.03(c), each Borrowing of or conversion to Base Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof. Each Committed Loan Notice (whether given by telephone, electronic transmission or in writing) shall specify (i) whether the Borrower is requesting a Term A Borrowing, a Revolving Credit Borrowing or an Incremental Term Borrowing, if available, a conversion of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans from one Type to the other or a continuation of SOFR Loans, (ii) the requested date of the Borrowing, conversion or continuation, as the case may be (which shall be a Business Day), (iii) the principal amount of Loans to be borrowed, converted or continued, (iv) the Type of Loans to be borrowed or to which existing Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans are to be converted, and (v) if applicable, the duration of the Interest Period with respect thereto. If the Borrower fails to specify a Type of Loan in a Committed Loan Notice or if the Borrower fails to give a timely notice requesting a conversion or continuation, then the applicable Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans shall be made as, or converted to, Base Rate Loans. Any such automatic conversion to Base Rate Loans shall be effective as of the last day of the Interest Period then in effect with respect to the applicable SOFR Loans. If the Borrower requests a Borrowing of, conversion to, or continuation of SOFR Loans in any such Committed Loan Notice, but fails to specify an Interest Period, it will be deemed to have specified an Interest Period of one month.
(c)Following receipt of a Committed Loan Notice or a request or a deemed request by the Swingline Lender for repayment of any outstanding Swingline Loans under Section 2.15(b), the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender of the amount of its Applicable Percentage under the applicable Facility of the applicable Term A Loans, Revolving Credit Loans or Incremental Term Loans, if any, and if no timely notice of a conversion or continuation is provided by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Lender of the details of any automatic conversion to Base Rate Loans described in Section 2.02(a). In the case of a Term Borrowing or a Revolving Credit Borrowing, each Appropriate Lender shall make the amount of its Loan available to the Administrative Agent in immediately available funds at the Administrative Agent’s Office not later than (i) one hour after receipt of notice from the Administrative Agent on the Closing Date in the case of the initial Borrowing of Base Rate Loans (as long as such notice is received prior to 3:00 p.m. on such day) or (ii) 3:00 p.m. on the Business Day specified in the applicable Committed Loan Notice. Upon satisfaction of the applicable conditions set forth in Section 5.02 (and, (x) if such Borrowing is the initial Credit Extension, Section 5.01 and (y) if such Borrowing is the Incremental Term Borrowing, the applicable conditions set forth in the Incremental Term Supplement), the Administrative Agent shall make all funds so received available to the Borrower in like funds as received by the Administrative Agent either by (i) crediting the account of the Borrower on the books of JPMCB with the amount of such funds or (ii) wire transfer of such funds, in each case in accordance with instructions provided to (and reasonably acceptable to) the Administrative Agent by the Borrower; provided, however, that if, on the date a Committed Loan Notice with respect to a Revolving Credit Borrowing is given by the Borrower, there are L/C Borrowings outstanding, then the proceeds of such Revolving Credit Borrowing, first, shall be applied to the payment in full of any such L/C Borrowings, and second, shall be made available to the Borrower as provided above.
(d)Except as otherwise provided herein, a SOFR Loan may be continued or converted only on the last day of an Interest Period for such SOFR Loan. During the existence of a Default, the Administrative Agent may notify the Borrower that Loans may only be converted into or continued as Loans of certain specified Types and, thereafter, until no Default shall continue to exist, Loans may not be converted into or continued as Loans of any Type other than one or more of such specified Types.
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(e)The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Company and the Lenders of the interest rate applicable to any Interest Period for SOFR Loans upon determination of such interest rate. At any time that Base Rate Loans are outstanding, the Administrative Agent shall notify the Company and the Lenders of any change in JPMCB’s prime rate used in determining the Base Rate promptly following the public announcement of such change.
(f)After giving effect to all Term A Borrowings, all conversions of Term A Loans from one Type to the other, and all continuations of Term A Loans as the same Type, there shall not be more than 12 Interest Periods in effect in respect of the Term A Facility. After giving effect to all Revolving Credit Borrowings, all conversions of Revolving Credit Loans from one Type to the other, and all continuations of Revolving Credit Loans as the same Type, there shall not be more than 12 Interest Periods in effect in respect of the Revolving Credit Facility.
Section 1.03Letters of Credit. (a) The Letter of Credit Commitment.
(i) Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, (A) each L/C Issuer agrees, in reliance upon the agreements of the Revolving Credit Lenders set forth in this
Section 2.03, (1) from time to time on any Business Day during the period from the Closing Date until the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, to issue Letters of Credit for the account of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries, and to amend Letters of Credit previously issued by it, in accordance with Section 2.03(b), and (2) to honor drawings under the Letters of Credit; and (B) the Revolving Credit Lenders severally agree to participate in Letters of Credit issued for the account of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries and any drawings thereunder; provided that after giving effect to any L/C Credit Extension with respect to any Letter of Credit, (x) the Total Revolving Credit Outstandings shall not exceed the Revolving Credit Facility, (y) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Credit Loans of any Revolving Credit Lender, plus such Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations shall not exceed such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment, and (z) the Outstanding Amount of the L/C Obligations shall not exceed the Letter of Credit Sublimit. Each request by the Borrower for the issuance or amendment of a Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be a representation by the Borrower that the L/C Credit Extension so requested complies with the conditions set forth in the proviso to the preceding sentence. Within the foregoing limits, and subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Borrower’s ability to obtain Letters of Credit shall be fully revolving, and accordingly the Borrower may, during the foregoing period, obtain Letters of Credit to replace Letters of Credit that have expired or that have been drawn upon and reimbursed.
(i)No L/C Issuer shall issue any Letter of Credit if:
(A)the expiry date of such requested Letter of Credit would occur more than twelve months after the date of issuance, unless the Required Revolving Lenders have approved such expiry date;
(B)the expiry date of such requested Letter of Credit would occur after the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, unless all the Revolving Credit Lenders have approved such expiry date; or
(C)such Letter of Credit is to be denominated in a currency other than Dollars.
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(ii)No L/C Issuer shall be under any obligation to issue any Letter of Credit if:
(A)any order, judgment or decree of any Governmental Authority or arbitrator shall by its terms purport to enjoin or restrain such L/C Issuer from issuing such Letter of Credit, or any Law applicable to such L/C Issuer or any request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over such L/C Issuer shall prohibit, or request that such L/C Issuer refrain from, the issuance of letters of credit generally or such Letter of Credit in particular or shall impose upon such L/C Issuer with respect to such Letter of Credit any restriction, reserve or capital requirement (for which such L/C Issuer is not otherwise compensated hereunder) not in effect on the Closing Date, or shall impose upon such L/C Issuer any unreimbursed loss, cost or expense which was not applicable on the Closing Date and which such L/C Issuer in good faith deems material to it;
(B)the issuance of such Letter of Credit would violate one or more policies of such L/C Issuer generally applicable to the issuance of letters of credit;
(C)except as otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent and such L/C Issuer, such Letter of Credit is in an initial stated amount less than $100,000;
(D)such Letter of Credit contains any provisions for automatic reinstatement of the stated amount after any drawing thereunder;
(E)a default of any Lender’s obligations to fund under Section 2.03(c) exists or any Lender is at such time a Defaulting Lender hereunder, unless such L/C Issuer has entered into satisfactory arrangements with the Borrower or such Lender to eliminate such L/C Issuer’s risk with respect to such Lender; or
(F)after giving effect to such issuance, the aggregate face amount of Letters of Credit issued by such L/C Issuer would exceed such L/C Issuer’s L/C Commitment.
(iii)No L/C Issuer shall amend any Letter of Credit if such L/C Issuer would not be permitted at such time to issue such Letter of Credit in its amended form under the terms hereof.
(iv)No L/C Issuer shall be under any obligation to amend any Letter of Credit if (A) such L/C Issuer would have no obligation at such time to issue such Letter of Credit in its amended form under the terms hereof, or (B) the beneficiary of such Letter of Credit does not accept the proposed amendment to such Letter of Credit.
(v)Each L/C Issuer shall act on behalf of the Revolving Credit Lenders with respect to any Letters of Credit issued by it and the documents associated therewith, and such L/C Issuer shall have all of the benefits and immunities (A) provided to the Administrative Agent in Article IX with respect to any acts taken or omissions suffered by such L/C Issuer in connection with Letters of Credit issued by it or proposed to be issued by it and Issuer Documents pertaining to such Letters of Credit as fully as if the term “Administrative Agent” as used in Article IX included such L/C Issuer with respect
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to such acts or omissions, and (B) as additionally provided herein with respect to such L/C Issuer.
(g)Procedures for Issuance and Amendment of Letters of Credit. (i) Each Letter of Credit shall be issued or amended, as the case may be, upon the request of the Borrower delivered to the relevant L/C Issuer (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) in the form of a Letter of Credit Application, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower. Such Letter of Credit Application must be received by the relevant L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. at least two Business Days (or such later date and time as the Administrative Agent and the relevant L/C Issuer may agree in a particular instance in their sole discretion) prior to the proposed issuance date or date of amendment, as the case may be. In the case of a request for an initial issuance of a Letter of Credit, such Letter of Credit Application shall specify in form and detail satisfactory to the relevant L/C Issuer: (A) the proposed issuance date of the requested Letter of Credit (which shall be a Business Day); (B) the amount thereof; (C) the expiry date thereof; (D) the name and address of the beneficiary thereof; (E) the documents to be presented by such beneficiary in case of any drawing thereunder; (F) the full text of any certificate to be presented by such beneficiary in case of any drawing thereunder; and (G) such other matters as the relevant L/C Issuer may require. In the case of a request for an amendment of any outstanding Letter of Credit, such Letter of Credit Application shall specify in form and detail satisfactory to the relevant L/C Issuer (1) the Letter of Credit to be amended; (2) the proposed date of amendment thereof (which shall be a Business Day); (3) the nature of the proposed amendment; and (4) such other matters as the relevant L/C Issuer may require. Additionally, the Borrower shall furnish to the relevant L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent such other documents and information pertaining to such requested Letter of Credit issuance or amendment, including any Issuer Documents, as the relevant L/C Issuer or the Administrative Agent may require.
(vi)Promptly after receipt of any Letter of Credit Application, the relevant L/C Issuer will confirm with the Administrative Agent (by telephone, electronic transmission or in writing) that the Administrative Agent has received a copy of such Letter of Credit Application from the Borrower and, if not, such L/C Issuer will provide the Administrative Agent with a copy thereof. Unless the relevant L/C Issuer has received written notice from any Revolving Credit Lender, the Administrative Agent or any Loan Party, at least one Business Day prior to the requested date of issuance or amendment of the applicable Letter of Credit, that one or more applicable conditions contained in Article V shall not then be satisfied, then, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the relevant L/C Issuer shall, on the requested date, issue a Letter of Credit for the account of the Borrower (or the applicable Subsidiary) or enter into the applicable amendment, as the case may be, in each case in accordance with the relevant L/C Issuer’s usual and customary business practices. Immediately upon the issuance of each Letter of Credit, each Revolving Credit Lender shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, purchase from the relevant L/C Issuer a risk participation in such Letter of Credit in an amount equal to the product of such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage times the amount of such Letter of Credit.
(vii)Promptly after its delivery of any Letter of Credit or any amendment to a Letter of Credit to an advising bank with respect thereto or to the beneficiary thereof, the relevant L/C Issuer will also deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent a true and complete copy of such Letter of Credit or amendment.
(h)Drawings and Reimbursements; Funding of Participations. (i) Upon receipt from the beneficiary of any Letter of Credit of any notice of a drawing under such Letter
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of Credit, the relevant L/C Issuer shall notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent thereof. Not later than 11:00 a.m. on the date of any payment by an L/C Issuer under a Letter of Credit (each such date, an “Honor Date”), the Borrower shall reimburse the relevant L/C Issuer through the Administrative Agent in an amount equal to the amount of such drawing. If the Borrower fails to so reimburse such L/C Issuer by such time, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Revolving Credit Lender of the Honor Date, the amount of the unreimbursed drawing (the “Unreimbursed Amount”), and the amount of such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage thereof. In such event, the Borrower shall be deemed to have requested a Revolving Credit Borrowing of Base Rate Loans to be disbursed on the Honor Date in an amount equal to the Unreimbursed Amount, without regard to the minimum and multiples specified in Section 2.02 for the principal amount of Base Rate Loans, but subject to the amount of the unutilized portion of the Revolving Credit Commitments and the conditions set forth in Section 5.02 (other than the delivery of a Committed Loan Notice). Any notice given by an L/C Issuer or the Administrative Agent pursuant to this Section 2.03(c)(i) may be given by telephone or electronic transmission if immediately confirmed in writing; provided that the lack of such an immediate confirmation shall not affect the conclusiveness or binding effect of such notice.
(viii)Each Revolving Credit Lender shall upon any notice pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(i) make funds available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the relevant L/C Issuer at the Administrative Agent’s Office in an amount equal to its Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of the Unreimbursed Amount not later than 1:00 p.m. on the Business Day specified in such notice by the Administrative Agent, whereupon, subject to the provisions of Section 2.03(c)(iii), each Revolving Credit Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made a Base Rate Loan to the Borrower in such amount. The Administrative Agent shall remit the funds so received to the relevant L/C Issuer.
(ix)With respect to any Unreimbursed Amount that is not fully refinanced by a Revolving Credit Borrowing of Base Rate Loans because the conditions set forth in Section 5.02 cannot be satisfied or for any other reason, the Borrower shall be deemed to have incurred from the relevant L/C Issuer an L/C Borrowing in the amount of the Unreimbursed Amount that is not so refinanced, which L/C Borrowing shall be due and payable on demand (together with interest) and shall bear interest at the Default Rate. In such event, each Revolving Credit Lender’s payment to the Administrative Agent for the account of the relevant L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(ii) shall be deemed payment in respect of its participation in such L/C Borrowing and shall constitute an L/C Advance from such Lender in satisfaction of its participation obligation under this Section 2.03.
(x)Until each Revolving Credit Lender funds its Revolving Credit Loan or L/C Advance pursuant to this Section 2.03(c) to reimburse the relevant L/C Issuer for any amount drawn under any Letter of Credit, interest in respect of such Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of such amount shall be solely for the account of the relevant L/C Issuer.
(xi)Each Revolving Credit Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Credit Loans to the Borrower or L/C Advances to reimburse the relevant L/C Issuer for amounts drawn under Letters of Credit, as contemplated by this Section 2.03(c), shall be absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance, including (A) any setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right which such Lender may have against any L/C Issuer, the Borrower or any other Person for any reason whatsoever; (B) the occurrence or continuance of a Default, or (C) any other occurrence, event or condition, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing; provided, however, that each
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Revolving Credit Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Credit Loans pursuant to this Section 2.03(c) is subject to the conditions set forth in Section 5.02 (other than delivery by the Borrower of a Committed Loan Notice ). No such making of an L/C Advance shall relieve or otherwise impair the obligation of the Borrower to reimburse the relevant L/C Issuer for the amount of any payment made by such L/C Issuer under any Letter of Credit, together with interest as provided herein.
(xii)If any Revolving Credit Lender fails to make available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the relevant L/C Issuer any amount required to be paid by such Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.03(c) by the time specified in Section 2.03(c)(ii), such L/C Issuer shall be entitled to recover from such Lender (acting through the Administrative Agent), on demand, such amount with interest thereon for the period from the date such payment is required to the date on which such payment is immediately available to such L/C Issuer at a rate per annum equal to the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by such L/C Issuer in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation. A certificate of the relevant L/C Issuer submitted to any Revolving Credit Lender (through the Administrative Agent) with respect to any amounts owing under this Section 2.03(c)(vi) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
(i)Repayment of Participations. (i) At any time after an L/C Issuer has made a payment under any Letter of Credit and has received from any Revolving Credit Lender such Lender’s L/C Advance in respect of such payment in accordance with Section 2.03(c), if the Administrative Agent receives for the account of such L/C Issuer any payment in respect of the related Unreimbursed Amount or interest thereon (whether directly from the Borrower or otherwise, including proceeds of Cash Collateral applied thereto by the Administrative Agent), the Administrative Agent will distribute to such Lender its Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage thereof (appropriately adjusted, in the case of interest payments, to reflect the period of time during which such Lender’s L/C Advance was outstanding) in the same funds as those received by the Administrative Agent.
(ii)    If any payment received by the Administrative Agent for the account of an L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(i) is required to be returned under any of the circumstances described in Section 10.05 (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by such L/C Issuer in its discretion), each Revolving Credit Lender shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of such L/C Issuer its Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage thereof on demand of the Administrative Agent, plus interest thereon from the date of such demand to the date such amount is returned by such Lender, at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Rate from time to time in effect. The obligations of the Lenders under this clause shall survive the payment in full of the Obligations and the termination of this Credit Agreement.
(j)Obligations Absolute. The obligation of the Borrower to reimburse the relevant L/C Issuer for each drawing under each Letter of Credit issued by it and to repay each L/C Borrowing shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable, and shall be paid strictly in accordance with the terms of this Credit Agreement under all circumstances, including the following:
(i)any lack of validity or enforceability of such Letter of Credit, this Credit Agreement, or any other Loan Document;
(ii)the existence of any claim, counterclaim, setoff, defense or other right that the Borrower or any Subsidiary may have at any time against any beneficiary or any
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transferee of such Letter of Credit (or any Person for whom any such beneficiary or any such transferee may be acting), any L/C Issuer or any other Person, whether in connection with this Credit Agreement, the transactions contemplated hereby or by such Letter of Credit or any agreement or instrument relating thereto, or any unrelated transaction;
(iii)any draft, demand, certificate or other document presented under such Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent, invalid or insufficient in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect; or any loss or delay in the transmission or otherwise of any document required in order to make a drawing under such Letter of Credit;
(iv)any payment by the relevant L/C Issuer under such Letter of Credit against presentation of a draft or certificate that does not strictly comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit; or any payment made by the relevant L/C Issuer under such Letter of Credit to any Person purporting to be a trustee in bankruptcy, debtor-in-possession, assignee for the benefit of creditors, liquidator, receiver or other representative of or successor to any beneficiary or any transferee of such Letter of Credit, including any arising in connection with any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law; or
(v)any other circumstance or happening whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing, including any other circumstance that might otherwise constitute a defense available to, or a discharge of, the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries.
The Borrower shall promptly examine a copy of each Letter of Credit and each amendment thereto that is delivered to it and, in the event of any claim of noncompliance with the Borrower’s instructions or other irregularity, the Borrower will immediately notify the applicable L/C Issuer. The Borrower shall be conclusively deemed to have waived any such claim against such L/C Issuer and its correspondents unless such notice is given as aforesaid.
(k)Role of L/C Issuers. Each Lender and the Borrower agree that, in paying any drawing under a Letter of Credit, the relevant L/C Issuer shall not have any responsibility to obtain any document (other than any sight draft, certificates and documents expressly required by the Letter of Credit) or to ascertain or inquire as to the validity or accuracy of any such document or the authority of the Person executing or delivering any such document. None of the L/C Issuers, the Administrative Agent, any of their respective Related Parties nor any correspondent, participant or assignee of any L/C Issuer shall be liable to any Lender for (i) any action taken or omitted in connection herewith at the request or with the approval of the Revolving Credit Lenders or the Required Revolving Lenders, as applicable; (ii) any action taken or omitted in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct; or (iii) the due execution, effectiveness, validity or enforceability of any document or instrument related to any Letter of Credit or Issuer Document. The Borrower hereby assumes all risks of the acts or omissions of any beneficiary or transferee with respect to its use of any Letter of Credit; provided, however, that this assumption is not intended to, and shall not, preclude the Borrower’s pursuing such rights and remedies as it may have against the beneficiary or transferee at law or under any other agreement. None of the L/C Issuers, the Administrative Agent, any of their respective Related Parties nor any correspondent, participant or assignee of any L/C Issuer shall be liable or responsible for any of the matters described in clauses (i) through (v) of Section 2.03(e); provided, however, that anything in such clauses to the contrary notwithstanding, the Borrower may have a claim against an L/C Issuer, and such L/C Issuer may be liable to the Borrower, to the extent, but only to the extent, of any direct, as opposed to consequential or exemplary, damages suffered by the Borrower which the Borrower proves were caused by such L/C Issuer’s willful misconduct or gross negligence as determined in a final and non-appealable judgment by
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a court of competent jurisdiction or such L/C Issuer’s willful failure to pay under any Letter of Credit after the presentation to it by the beneficiary of a sight draft and certificate(s) strictly complying with the terms and conditions of a Letter of Credit. In furtherance and not in limitation of the foregoing, each L/C Issuer may accept documents that appear on their face to be in order, without responsibility for further investigation, regardless of any notice or information to the contrary, and no L/C Issuer shall be responsible for the validity or sufficiency of any instrument transferring or assigning or purporting to transfer or assign a Letter of Credit or the rights or benefits thereunder or proceeds thereof, in whole or in part, which may prove to be invalid or ineffective for any reason.
(l)Cash Collateral. Section 2.04, Section 2.16 and Section 8.02 set forth certain requirements to deliver Cash Collateral hereunder. For purposes of this Section 2.03, Section 2.04, Section 2.16, Section 8.02 and Section 8.03, “Cash Collateralize” means, in respect of an obligation, to provide and pledge (as a first priority perfected security interest) cash collateral (“Cash Collateral”) in Dollars, at a location and pursuant to documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and, in the case of any L/C Obligations to be Cash Collateralized, the relevant L/C Issuer. Derivatives of such term have corresponding meanings. The Borrower hereby grants to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the L/C Issuers and the Lenders, a security interest in all such cash, deposit accounts and all balances therein and all proceeds of the foregoing. Cash Collateral shall be maintained in blocked, non-interest bearing deposit accounts at JPMCB. If at any time the Administrative Agent determines that any funds held as Cash Collateral are subject to any right or claim of any Person other than the Administrative Agent or that the total amount of such funds is less than the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations, the Borrower will, forthwith upon demand by the Administrative Agent, pay to the Administrative Agent, as additional funds to be deposited as Cash Collateral, an amount equal to the excess of (x) such aggregate Outstanding Amount over (y) the total amount of funds, if any, then held as Cash Collateral that the Administrative Agent determines to be free and clear of any such right and claim. Upon the drawing of any Letter of Credit for which funds are on deposit as Cash Collateral, such funds shall be applied, to the extent permitted under applicable Laws, to reimburse the relevant L/C Issuer.
(m)Applicability of ISP and UCP. Unless otherwise expressly agreed by the relevant L/C Issuer and the Borrower when a Letter of Credit is issued, (i) the rules of the ISP shall apply to each standby Letter of Credit, and (ii) the rules of the UCP, as most recently published by the International Chamber of Commerce at the time of issuance shall apply to each commercial Letter of Credit.
(n)Letter of Credit Fees. The Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Credit Lender in accordance with its Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage a Letter of Credit Fee (the “Letter of Credit Fee”) for each Letter of Credit equal to the Applicable Rate times the daily amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit. For purposes of computing the daily amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.06. Letter of Credit Fees shall be (A) computed on a quarterly basis in arrears and (B) due and payable on the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, on the Letter of Credit Expiration Date and thereafter on demand. If there is any change in the Applicable Rate during any Quarter, the daily amount available to be drawn under each Letter of Credit shall be computed and multiplied by the Applicable Rate separately for each period during such Quarter that such Applicable Rate was in effect. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, upon the request of the Required Revolving Lenders, while any Event of Default exists, all Letter of Credit Fees shall accrue at the Default Rate.
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(o)Fronting Fee and Documentary and Processing Charges Payable to L/C Issuers. The Borrower shall pay directly to each L/C Issuer for its own account a fronting fee with respect to each Letter of Credit issued by it, at a rate per annum of 0.125%, computed on the daily amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit on a quarterly basis in arrears. Such fronting fee shall be due and payable on the tenth Business Day after the end of each March, June, September and December in respect of the most recently-ended quarterly period (or portion thereof, in the case of the first payment), commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, on the Letter of Credit Expiration Date and thereafter on demand. For purposes of computing the daily amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.06. In addition, the Borrower shall pay directly to each L/C Issuer for its own account the customary issuance, presentation, amendment and other processing fees, and other standard costs and charges, of such L/C Issuer relating to letters of credit as from time to time in effect. Such customary fees and standard costs and charges are due and payable on demand and are nonrefundable.
(p)Conflict with Issuer Documents. In the event of any conflict between the terms hereof and the terms of any Issuer Document, the terms hereof shall control.
(q)Letters of Credit Issued for Subsidiaries. Notwithstanding that a Letter of Credit issued or outstanding hereunder is in support of any obligations of, or is for the account of, a Subsidiary, the Borrower shall be obligated to reimburse the relevant L/C Issuer hereunder for any and all drawings under such Letter of Credit. The Borrower hereby acknowledges that the issuance of Letters of Credit for the account of Subsidiaries inures to the benefit of the Borrower, and that the Borrower’s business derives substantial benefits from the businesses of such Subsidiaries.
(r)Addition of an L/C Issuer. A Lender may become an additional L/C Issuer hereunder pursuant to a written agreement among the Company, the Administrative Agent and such Lender and such agreement shall specify such additional L/C Issuer’s L/C Commitment. The Administrative Agent shall notify the Revolving Credit Lenders of the addition of each additional L/C Issuer.
Section 1.04Prepayments.
(a)Optional. The Borrower may, upon notice to the Administrative Agent, at any time or from time to time voluntarily prepay the Term A Loans and Revolving Credit Loans in whole or in part without premium or penalty; provided that (A) such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. (I) three Business Days prior to any date of prepayment of SOFR Loans and (II) on the date of prepayment of Base Rate Loans; (B) any prepayment of SOFR Loans shall be in a principal amount of $1,000,000 or a whole multiple of $500,000 in excess thereof; and (C) any prepayment of Base Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof or, in each case, if less, the entire principal amount thereof then outstanding. Each such notice shall specify the date and amount of such prepayment, the Type(s) of Loans to be prepaid. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify each Lender of its receipt of each such notice, and of the amount of such Lender’s ratable portion of such prepayment (based on such Lender’s Applicable Percentage in respect of the relevant Facility). If such notice is given by the Borrower, the Borrower shall make such prepayment and the payment amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein. Any prepayment of a SOFR Loan shall be accompanied by all accrued interest on the amount prepaid, together with any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05. Each prepayment of the outstanding Loans pursuant to this Section 2.04(a) shall be applied to the principal repayment installments thereof as directed by the
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Company (and if not so directed, on a pro-rata basis), and each such prepayment shall be paid to the Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentages in respect of the applicable Facility.
(b)Mandatory. (i) If the Company or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries (A) Disposes of any property (other than any deemed Disposition referred to in Section 7.08(c)) or (B) suffers an Event of Loss, in each case, which results in the realization by such Person of Net Cash Proceeds, the Borrower shall prepay, immediately upon receipt thereof by such Person, an aggregate principal amount of Loans equal to 100% of such Net Cash Proceeds which, in the aggregate with any other Net Cash Proceeds described in this Section 2.04(b)(i) that have not been used to prepay the Loans pursuant to this Section 2.04(b)(i) or reinvested pursuant to the proviso set forth below, exceeds $150,000,000; provided, that, with respect to any Net Cash Proceeds described in this Section 2.04(b)(i), at the election of the Borrower (as notified by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the receipt of such Net Cash Proceeds), and so long as no Default shall have occurred and be continuing, the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary may reinvest all or any portion of such Net Cash Proceeds in operating assets so long as within 365 days after the receipt of such Net Cash Proceeds, such reinvestment shall have been consummated (as certified by the Company in writing to the Administrative Agent); provided, however, that any Net Cash Proceeds not so reinvested shall be immediately applied to the prepayment of the Loans as set forth in this Section 2.04(b)(i); and
(i)Upon the incurrence or issuance by the Company or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries of any Indebtedness (other than any Indebtedness expressly permitted to be incurred or issued pursuant to Section 7.15), the Borrower shall prepay an aggregate principal amount of Term A Loans and Revolving Credit Loans equal to 100% of all Net Cash Proceeds received therefrom immediately upon receipt thereof by the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary;
provided, in the case of each of clauses (i) and (ii) above, if at the time that any such prepayment would be required, the Company or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries shall be required to, or to offer to, repurchase or redeem or repay or prepay any Indebtedness (including any Incremental Facilities or Incremental Equivalent Debt) secured on a pari passu basis with or senior to the Obligations pursuant to the terms of the documentation governing such Indebtedness with the Net Cash Proceeds of such Disposition, Event of Loss or incurrence or issuance of Indebtedness (such Indebtedness required to be offered to be so repurchased, Other Applicable Indebtedness), then the Company (or any Restricted Subsidiary) may apply such Net Cash Proceeds on a pro rata basis (determined on the basis of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Term A Loans (but not the Revolving Loans) and Other Applicable Indebtedness at such time); provided, that if no Term A Loans subject to such mandatory prepayment requirement are outstanding or will be outstanding after the application of such prepayment, then the Company may apply all such Net Cash Proceeds after the repayment of such Term A Loans to repay the Other Applicable Indebtedness; provided, further, that the portion of such Net Cash Proceeds allocated to the Other Applicable Indebtedness shall not exceed the amount of such Net Cash Proceeds required to be allocated to the Other Applicable Indebtedness pursuant to the terms thereof, and the remaining amount, if any, of such Net Cash Proceeds shall be allocated to the Term A Loans and Revolving Loans (in accordance with the terms hereof); provided, further, that to the extent the holders of Other Applicable Indebtedness decline to have such Indebtedness repurchased or repaid with such Net Cash Proceeds, the declined amount of such Net Cash Proceeds shall promptly (and in any event within ten (10) Business Days after the date of such rejection) be applied to prepay the Term A Loans and Revolving Loans in accordance with the terms hereof (to the extent such Net Cash Proceeds would otherwise have been required to be so applied if such Other Applicable Indebtedness was not then outstanding).
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(ii)Each prepayment of Loans pursuant to Section 2.04(b)(i) shall be applied, first, ratably to the Term A Facility (to the principal repayment of installments thereof on a pro rata basis) and any Other Applicable Indebtedness, and, second, to the Revolving Credit Facility in the manner set forth in clause (vi) of this Section 2.04(b).
(iii)Each prepayment of Loans pursuant to Section 2.04(b)(ii) shall be applied, first, ratably, to the Term A Facility (to the principal repayment of installments thereof on a pro rata basis) and any Other Applicable Indebtedness and, second, to the Revolving Credit Facility in the manner set forth in clause (vi) of this Section 2.04(b).
(iv)If for any reason the Total Revolving Credit Outstandings at any time exceed the Revolving Credit Facility at such time, the Borrower shall immediately prepay Revolving Credit Loans, Swingline Loans or L/C Borrowings or Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations (other than the L/C Borrowings) in an aggregate amount equal to such excess.
(v)Prepayments of the Revolving Credit Facility made pursuant to this Section 2.04(b), first, shall be applied ratably to the L/C Borrowings and the Swingline Loans, second, shall be applied ratably to the outstanding Revolving Credit Loans, and, third, shall be used to Cash Collateralize the remaining L/C Obligations; and, in the case of prepayments of the Revolving Credit Facility required pursuant to clause (i) or (ii) of this Section 2.04(b), the amount remaining, if any, after the prepayment in full of all L/C Borrowings, Swingline Loans and Revolving Credit Loans outstanding at such time and the Cash Collateralization of the remaining L/C Obligations in full (the sum of such prepayment amounts, cash collateralization amounts and remaining amount being, collectively, the “Reduction Amount”) may be retained by the Borrower for use in the ordinary course of its business. Upon the drawing of any Letter of Credit that has been Cash Collateralized, the funds held as Cash Collateral shall be applied (without any further action by or notice to or from the Borrower or any other Loan Party) to reimburse the relevant L/C Issuer or the Revolving Credit Lenders, as applicable.
(vi)Anything contained herein to the contrary notwithstanding, in the event the Borrower is required to make, in accordance with Section 2.04(b)(i), an offer to purchase at par the outstanding Incremental Term Loans, if any (a “Waivable Prepayment”), not less than three Business Days prior to the date (the “Required Prepayment Date”) on which the Borrower is required to make such Waivable Prepayment, the Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent of the amount of such prepayment, and the Administrative Agent will promptly thereafter notify each Lender holding outstanding Incremental Term Loans of the amount of such Incremental Term Lender’s Applicable Percentage of such Waivable Prepayment and such Incremental Term Lender’s option to refuse such amount. Each such Incremental Term Lender may exercise such option to refuse such amount by giving written notice to the Company and the Administrative Agent of its election to do so on or before 1:00 p.m., New York City time, on the first Business Day prior to the Required Prepayment Date (it being understood that any Incremental Term Lender which does not notify the Company and the Administrative Agent of its election to exercise such option on or before 1:00 p.m., New York City time, on the first Business Day prior to the Required Prepayment Date shall be deemed to have elected, as of such date, not to exercise such option). On the Required Prepayment Date, the Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent the amount of the Waivable Prepayment, which amount shall be applied (i) in an amount equal to that portion of the Waivable Prepayment payable to those Lenders that have elected not to exercise such option (the “Non-Waiving Lenders”), to prepay the Incremental Term Loans held by such Non-Waiving Lenders (which prepayment shall be
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applied to the scheduled installments of principal of the Incremental Term Loans as specified by the Incremental Term Supplement), and (ii) in an amount equal to that portion of the Waivable Prepayment that otherwise would have been payable to Incremental Term Lenders that are not Non-Waiving Lenders, to prepay the Term A Loans and Revolving Credit Loans, which prepayment shall be further applied to the scheduled installments of principal of the Term A Loans and Revolving Credit Loans, as applicable, in accordance with Section 2.04(b)(iv).
Section 1.05Termination or Reduction of Commitments. (a) Optional. The Company may, upon notice to the Administrative Agent at any time, terminate the Revolving Credit Facility, the Swingline Sublimit or the Letter of Credit Sublimit, or from time to time permanently reduce the Revolving Credit Facility, the Swingline Sublimit or the Letter of Credit Sublimit, in each case without premium or penalty; provided that (i) any such notice shall be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. five Business Days prior to the date of termination or reduction, (ii) any such partial reduction shall be in an aggregate amount of $5,000,000 or any whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof and (iii) the Company shall not terminate or reduce (A) the Revolving Credit Facility if, after giving effect thereto and to any concurrent prepayments hereunder, the Total Revolving Credit Outstandings would exceed the Revolving Credit Facility, (B) the Swingline Sublimit if, after giving effect thereto, the Outstanding Amount of the Swingline Loans would exceed the Swingline Sublimit or (C) the Letter of Credit Sublimit if, after giving effect thereto, the Outstanding Amount of L/C Obligations not fully Cash Collateralized hereunder would exceed the Letter of Credit Sublimit.
(c)Mandatory. (i) The aggregate Term A Commitments shall be automatically and permanently reduced to $0.00 on the Closing Date immediately following the borrowing of the Term A Loans pursuant to Section 2.01(a).
(i)If after giving effect to any reduction or termination of Revolving Credit Commitments under this Section 2.05, the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swingline Sublimit exceeds the Revolving Credit Facility at such time, the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swingline Sublimit, as the case may be, shall be automatically reduced by the amount of such excess.
(ii)The Revolving Credit Facility shall be automatically and permanently reduced on each date on which the prepayment of Revolving Credit Loans outstanding thereunder is required to be made pursuant to Section 2.04(b)(i) or (ii) by an amount equal to the applicable Reduction Amount.
(d)Application of Commitment Reductions; Payment of Fees. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Lenders of any termination or reduction of the Letter of Credit Sublimit, Swingline Sublimit or the Revolving Credit Commitment under this Section 2.05. Upon any reduction of the Revolving Credit Commitments, unless otherwise permitted under this Section 2.05, the Revolving Credit Commitment of each Revolving Credit Lender shall be reduced by such Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of such reduction amount. All fees in respect of the Revolving Credit Facility accrued until the effective date of any termination of the Revolving Credit Facility shall be paid on the effective date of such termination.
(e)Termination of Defaulting Lender. The Company may terminate the unused amount of the Commitment of any Lender that is a Defaulting Lender upon not less than five Business Days’ prior notice to the Administrative Agent (which shall promptly notify the Lenders thereof), and in such event the provisions of Section 2.16(c) will apply to all amounts thereafter paid by the Borrower for the account of such Defaulting Lender under this Credit
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Agreement (whether on account of principal, interest, fees, indemnity or other amounts), provided that (i) no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing and (ii) such termination shall not be deemed to be a waiver or release of any claim the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, any L/C Issuer, the Swingline Lender or any Lender may have against such Defaulting Lender.
Section 1.06Repayment of Loans. (a) Term A Loans. The Borrower shall repay to the Term A Lenders the aggregate principal amount of all Term A Loans outstanding on the following dates in the respective amounts set forth opposite such dates (which amounts shall be reduced as a result of the application of prepayments in accordance with the order of priority set forth in Section 2.04):
DatePrincipal Amortization Payment
(shown as a % of Original Principal Amount)
DatePrincipal Amortization Payment
(shown as a % of Original Principal Amount)
March 31, 20210.00%Sept. 30, 20231.25%
June 30, 20210.00%Dec. 31, 20231.25%
Sept. 30, 20210.00%March 31, 20242.50%
Dec. 31, 20210.00%June 30, 20242.50%
March 31, 20221.25%Sept. 30, 20242.50%
June 30, 20221.25%Dec. 31, 20242.50%
Sept. 30, 20221.25%March 31, 20252.50%
Dec. 31, 20221.25%June 30, 20252.50%
March 31, 20231.25%Sept. 30, 20252.50%
June 30, 20231.25%Dec. 31, 20252.50%
February 8, 2026Outstanding Principal Amount
Total:100%

provided, however, that the final principal repayment installment of the Term A Loans shall be repaid on the Maturity Date for the Term A Facility and in any event shall be in an amount equal to the aggregate principal amount of all Term A Loans outstanding on such date; and provided further, that with the prior written consent of the Term A Lenders holding at least 10% of the outstanding Term A Loans, such consenting Term A Lenders can extend the amortization schedule and the maturity of their Term A Loans as agreed upon among such consenting Term A Lenders and the Company (with the new amortization schedule and Maturity Date thereafter applying to such Term A Loans), and the Borrower may pay additional interest or an extension fee to, and as agreed with, such consenting Term A Lenders with respect to such extension, without having any obligation to make any additional payments with respect to such extension to non-consenting Term A Lenders (and the pro rata payment provisions of Section 2.12 shall automatically be deemed adjusted to reflect the provisions of this Section).
(f)Revolving Credit Loans. The Borrower shall repay to the Revolving Credit Lenders on the Maturity Date for the Revolving Credit Facility the aggregate principal amount of all Revolving Credit Loans outstanding on such date. All L/C Borrowings and Swingline Loans then outstanding shall be due and payable on the Maturity Date for the Revolving Credit Facility; provided, that with the prior written consent of the Revolving Credit
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Lenders holding at least 10% of the sum of (i) the Total Revolving Credit Outstandings (with the aggregate amount of each Revolving Credit Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations being deemed “held” by such Revolving Credit Lender for purposes of this definition) and (ii) the aggregate unused Revolving Credit Commitments, such consenting Revolving Credit Lenders may extend the maturity of their Revolving Credit Commitments and Revolving Credit Loans as agreed upon among such consenting Revolving Credit Lenders and the Company (with such new Maturity Date thereafter applying to such Revolving Credit Commitments and Revolving Credit Loans), and the Borrower may pay an extension fee to, and as agreed with, such Revolving Credit Lenders with respect to such extension without having any obligation to make any additional payments with respect to such extension to non-consenting Revolving Credit Lenders, (and the pro rata payment provisions of Section 2.12 shall automatically be deemed adjusted to reflect the provisions of this Section).
(c) Incremental Term Loans. Any unpaid principal and interest of the Incremental Term Loans and any other outstanding Obligations under any of the Incremental Term Commitments shall be due and payable on the dates set forth in the applicable Incremental Term Supplement.
Section 1.07Interest. (a) Subject to the provisions of Section 2.07(b), (i) each SOFR Loan under a Facility shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof for each Interest Period at a rate per annum equal to Adjusted Term SOFR for such Interest Period plus the Applicable Rate for such Facility; and (ii) each Base Rate Loan under a Facility shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof from the applicable borrowing date at a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate for such Facility.
(g)(i) If any amount of principal of any Loan is not paid when due (without regard to any applicable grace periods), whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise, such amount shall thereafter bear interest at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.
(i)If any amount (other than principal of any Loan) payable by the Borrower under any Loan Document is not paid when due (without regard to any applicable grace periods), whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise, then upon the request of (x) in the case of any amount payable only to the Revolving Credit Lenders and/or the Term A Lenders, the Required Revolver/Term A Lenders and (y) in the case of any other amount, the Required Lenders, such amount shall thereafter bear interest at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.
(ii)Accrued and unpaid interest on past due amounts (including interest on past due interest) shall be due and payable upon demand.
(h)Interest on each Loan shall be due and payable in arrears on each Interest Payment Date applicable thereto and at such other times as may be specified herein. Interest hereunder shall be due and payable in accordance with the terms hereof before and after judgment, and before and after the commencement of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law.
Section 1.08Fees. In addition to certain fees described in Section 2.03(i) and (j) and in the Arrangement Fee Letters:
(a)Commitment Fee. The Company shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Credit Lender in accordance with its Applicable
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Revolving Credit Percentage, a commitment fee (the “Commitment Fee”) on the actual daily amount by which the Revolving Credit Facility exceeds the Total Revolving Credit Outstandings, at the applicable percentage per annum set forth below determined by reference to the Cash Flow Ratio as set forth in the most recent Compliance Certificate delivered to the Lenders pursuant to Section 7.01(d); provided, that until the first such Compliance Certificate is delivered to the Lenders following the Closing Date, the Commitment Fee shall be determined by reference to the Cash Flow Ratio (as defined in the First A&R Credit Agreement) as set forth in the most recent Compliance Certificate (as defined in the First A&R Credit Agreement) received by the Administrative Agent prior to the Closing Date pursuant to Section 7.01(d) of the First A&R Credit Agreement:
Cash Flow RatioCommitment Fee
<4.00:1.000.25%
≥4.00:1.00 but <5.00:1.000.25%
≥5.00:1.00 but <5.75:1.000.375%
≥5.75:1.000.50%

The commitment fee shall accrue at all times during the Availability Period, including at any time during which one or more of the conditions in Article V is not met, and shall be due and payable quarterly in arrears on the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such date to occur after the Closing Date, and on the last day of the Availability Period for the Revolving Credit Facility. The commitment fee shall be calculated quarterly in arrears.
(i)Other Fees. (i) The Company shall pay to the Administrative Agent and the applicable L/C Issuer for their own respective accounts fees in the amounts and at the times specified in the JPMCB Fee Letter and/or as mutually agreed in writing. Such fees shall not be refundable for any reason whatsoever.
(i)The Borrower shall pay to the Lenders (or the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Lenders) such fees as shall have been separately agreed upon in writing, to the Lenders and in the amounts and at the times so specified. Such fees shall not be refundable for any reason whatsoever.
(j)Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, during such period as a Lender is a Defaulting Lender, such Defaulting Lender shall not be entitled to any fees accruing during such period pursuant to Section 2.03(i) and this Section 2.08 (without prejudice to the rights of the Non-Defaulting Lenders in respect of such fees), provided that (a) to the extent that a portion of the L/C Obligations or the Outstanding Amount of Swingline Loans of such Defaulting Lender is reallocated to the Non-Defaulting Lenders pursuant to Section 2.16(b), such fees that would have accrued for the benefit of such Defaulting Lender shall instead accrue for the benefit of and be payable to such Non-Defaulting Lenders, pro rata in accordance with their respective Commitments, and (b) to the extent of any portion of such L/C Obligations or Outstanding Amount of Swingline Loans that cannot be so reallocated such fees shall instead accrue for the benefit of and be payable to the L/C Issuers and the Swingline Lender as their interests appear (and the pro rata payment provisions of Section 2.12 shall automatically be deemed adjusted to reflect the provisions of this Section); provided that if the Borrower Cash Collateralizes any portion of such Defaulting Lender’s L/C Obligations pursuant to Section 2.16(b), the Borrower shall not be required to pay any Commitment Fee or Letter of Credit Fees with
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respect to such Defaulting Lender’s L/C Obligations during the period such Defaulting Lender’s L/C Obligations are Cash Collateralized.
Section 1.09Computation of Interest and Fees. All computations of interest for Base Rate Loans when the Base Rate is determined by JPMCB’s “prime rate” shall be made on the basis of a year of 365 or 366 days, as the case may be, and actual days elapsed. All other computations of fees and interest shall be made on the basis of a 360-day year and actual days elapsed (which results in more fees or interest, as applicable, being paid than if computed on the basis of a 365-day year). Interest shall accrue on each Loan for the day on which the Loan is made, and shall not accrue on a Loan, or any portion thereof, for the day on which the Loan or such portion is paid, provided that any Loan that is repaid on the same day on which it is made shall, subject to Section 2.11(a), bear interest for one day. Each determination by the Administrative Agent of an interest rate or fee hereunder shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.
Section 1.10Evidence of Debt. (a) The Credit Extensions made by each Lender shall be evidenced by one or more accounts or records maintained by such Lender and by the Administrative Agent in the ordinary course of business. The accounts or records maintained by the Administrative Agent and each Lender shall be conclusive absent manifest error of the amount of the Credit Extensions made by the Lenders to the Borrower and the interest and payments thereon. Any failure to so record or any error in doing so shall not, however, limit or otherwise affect the obligation of the Borrower hereunder to pay any amount owing with respect to the Obligations. In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by any Lender and the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error. Upon the request of any Lender made through the Administrative Agent, the Borrower shall execute and deliver to such Lender (through the Administrative Agent) a Note, which shall evidence such Lender’s Loans in addition to such accounts or records. In the event such Note is issued with more than a de minimis amount of original issue discount (“OID”) as defined in the Code, the Borrower shall legend the Note by stating on its face that it was issued with OID in accordance with Treasury Regulations Section 1.1275-3(b). Each Lender may attach schedules to its Note and endorse thereon the date, Type (if applicable), amount and maturity of its Loans and payments with respect thereto.
(a)In addition to the accounts and records referred to in Section 2.10(a), each Lender and the Administrative Agent shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice accounts or records evidencing the purchases and sales by such Lender of participations in Letters of Credit. In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by the Administrative Agent and the accounts and records of any Lender in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error.
Section 1.11Payments Generally; Administrative Agent’s Clawback.
(a)
General. All payments to be made by the Borrower shall be made without condition or deduction for any counterclaim, defense, recoupment or setoff. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all payments by the Borrower hereunder shall be made to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the respective Lenders to which such payment is owed, at the Administrative Agent’s Office in Dollars and in immediately available funds not later than 2:00 p.m. on the date specified herein. The Administrative Agent will promptly distribute to each Lender its Applicable Percentage in respect of the relevant Facility (or other applicable share as provided herein) of such payment in like funds as received by wire transfer to such Lender’s Lending Office. All payments received by the Administrative Agent after 2:00 p.m. shall be deemed received on the next succeeding Business Day and any applicable interest or fee
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shall continue to accrue. If any payment to be made by the Borrower shall come due on a day other than a Business Day, payment shall be made on the next following Business Day, and such extension of time shall be reflected on computing interest or fees, as the case may be.
(a)(i) Funding by Lenders; Presumption by Administrative Agent. Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the proposed date of any Borrowing of SOFR Loans (or, in the case of any Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, prior to the time funds are due in accordance with Section 2.02(b)) that such Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent such Lender’s share of such Borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such share available on such date in accordance with Section 2.02 (or, in the case of a Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, that such Lender has made such share available in accordance with and at the time required by Section 2.02) and may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the Borrower a corresponding amount. In such event, if a Lender has not in fact made its share of the applicable Borrowing available to the Administrative Agent, then the applicable Lender and the Borrower severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount in immediately available funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to the Borrower to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at (A) in the case of a payment to be made by such Lender, the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, and (B) in the case of a payment to be made by the Borrower, the interest rate applicable to Base Rate Loans. If the Borrower and such Lender shall pay such interest to the Administrative Agent for the same or an overlapping period, the Administrative Agent shall promptly remit to the Borrower the amount of such interest paid by the Borrower for such period. If such Lender pays its share of the applicable Borrowing to the Administrative Agent, then the amount so paid shall constitute such Lender’s Loan included in such Borrowing. Any payment by the Borrower shall be without prejudice to any claim the Borrower may have against a Lender that shall have failed to make such payment to the Administrative Agent.
(i)Payments by Borrower; Presumptions by Administrative Agent. Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from the Company prior to the time at which any payment is due to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders or any L/C Issuer hereunder that the Borrower will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that the Borrower has made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may, in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to the Appropriate Lenders or the relevant L/C Issuer, as the case may be, the amount due. In such event, if the Borrower has not in fact made such payment, then each of the Appropriate Lenders or the relevant L/C Issuer, as the case may be, severally agrees to repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand the amount so distributed to such Lender or such L/C Issuer, in immediately available funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is distributed to it to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.
A notice of the Administrative Agent to any Lender or the Company with respect to any amount owing under this subsection (b) shall be conclusive, absent manifest error.
(b)Failure to Satisfy Conditions Precedent. If any Lender makes available to the Administrative Agent funds for any Loan to be made by such Lender as provided in the foregoing provisions of this Article II, and such funds are not made available to the Borrower by the Administrative Agent because the conditions to the applicable Credit Extension set forth in Article V are not satisfied or waived in accordance with the terms hereof, the Administrative
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Agent shall return such funds (in like funds as received from such Lender) to such Lender, without interest.
(c)Obligations of Lenders Several. The obligations of the Lenders hereunder to make Term Loans and Revolving Credit Loans, to fund participations in Letters of Credit and to make payments pursuant to Section 10.04(c) are several and not joint. The failure of any Lender to make any Loan, to fund any such participation or to make any payment under Section 10.04(c) on any date required hereunder shall not relieve any other Lender of its corresponding obligation to do so on such date, and no Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to so make its Loan, to purchase its participation or to make its payment under Section 10.04(c).
(d)Funding Source. Nothing herein shall be deemed to obligate any Lender to obtain the funds for any Loan in any particular place or manner or to constitute a representation by any Lender that it has obtained or will obtain the funds for any Loan in any particular place or manner.
(e)Insufficient Funds. If at any time insufficient funds are received by and available to the Administrative Agent to pay fully all amounts of principal, L/C Borrowings, interest and fees then due hereunder, such funds shall be applied (i) first, toward 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, toward payment of principal and L/C Borrowings then due hereunder, ratably among the parties entitled thereto in accordance with the amounts of principal and L/C Borrowings then due to such parties.
Section 1.12Sharing of Payments by Lenders. If any Lender shall, by exercising any right of setoff or counterclaim or otherwise, obtain payment in respect of (a) Obligations in respect of any of the Facilities due and payable to such Lender hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time in excess of its ratable share (according to the proportion of (i) the amount of such Obligations due and payable to such Lender at such time to (ii) the aggregate amount of the Obligations in respect of such Facilities due and payable to all Lenders hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time) of payments on account of the Obligations in respect of such Facilities due and payable to all Lenders hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time obtained by all the Lenders at such time or (b) Obligations in respect of any of such Facilities owing (but not due and payable) to such Lender hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time in excess of its ratable share (according to the proportion of (i) the amount of such Obligations owing (but not due and payable) to such Lender at such time to (ii) the aggregate amount of the Obligations in respect of such Facilities owing (but not due and payable) to all Lenders hereunder and under the other Loan Parties at such time) of payments on account of the Obligations in respect of the Facilities owing (but not due and payable) to all Lenders hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time obtained by all of the Lenders at such time then the Lender receiving such greater proportion shall (a) notify the Administrative Agent of such fact, and (b) purchase (for cash at face value) participations in the Loans and subparticipations in L/C Obligations of the other Lenders, or make such other adjustments as shall be equitable, so that the benefit of all such payments shall be shared by the Lenders ratably in accordance with the aggregate amount of Obligations in respect of the Facilities then due and payable to the Lenders or owing (but not due and payable) to the Lenders, as the case may be, provided that:
(i)if any such participations or subparticipations are purchased and all or any portion of the payment giving rise thereto is recovered, such participations or subparticipations shall be rescinded and the purchase price restored to the extent of such recovery, without interest; and
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(ii)the provisions of this Section shall not be construed to apply to (A) any payment made by the Borrower pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Credit Agreement or (B) any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment of or sale of a participation in any of its Loans or subparticipations in L/C Obligations to any assignee or participant.
Each Loan Party consents to the foregoing and 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 such Loan Party rights of setoff and counterclaim with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were a direct creditor of such Loan Party in the amount of such participation.
Section 1.13Increase in Commitments. (a) Request for Increase. Provided that no Default shall have occurred and be continuing at such time or would result therefrom, upon notice to the Administrative Agent (which shall promptly notify the Revolving Credit Lenders and the Term A Lenders, as applicable), the Company may request, from time to time, without the consent of any Lender, an increase in the Revolving Credit Facility or Term A Loans or both by an aggregate amount not exceeding, when taken together with all previous increases in the Revolving Credit Facility and Term A Loans pursuant to this Section 2.13 and all Incremental Term Facilities and Incremental Equivalent Debt pursuant to Section 2.14, in each case incurred after the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, the greater of (i) the Incremental Fixed Amount and (ii) the Incremental Ratio Amount; provided, any such request for an increase shall be in a minimum amount of $50,000,000. At the time of sending such notice, the Company (in consultation with the Administrative Agent) shall specify the time period within which each Revolving Credit Lender or Term A Lender, as applicable, is requested to respond (which shall in no event be less than 10 Business Days from the date of delivery of such notice to such Lenders by the Administrative Agent).
(a)Lender Elections to Increase. Each Revolving Credit Lender and Term A Lender, as applicable, shall notify the Administrative Agent within such time period whether or not it agrees to increase its Revolving Credit Commitment or Term A Commitment, respectively, and, if so, whether by an amount equal to, greater than, or less than its ratable portion (based on such Lender’s Applicable Percentage in respect of the Revolving Credit Facility or Term A Facility, respectively) of such requested increase. Any Revolving Credit Lender or Term A Lender not responding within such time period shall be deemed to have declined to increase its Revolving Credit Commitments or Term A Loans, respectively.
(b)Notification by Administrative Agent; Additional Lenders. The Administrative Agent shall notify the Company and each Revolving Credit Lender and Term A Lender, as applicable, of the Revolving Credit Lenders’ and Term A Lenders’ responses, as the case may be, to each request made hereunder. If the aggregate increase participated in by the existing Lenders is less than the requested increase, then to achieve the full amount of the requested increase, and subject to the approval of the Administrative Agent, the Company may also invite additional Eligible Assignees to become Revolving Credit Lenders or Term A Lenders, as applicable, pursuant to a joinder agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and its counsel.
(c)Effective Date and Allocations. If the Revolving Credit Facility or Term A Loans or both are increased in accordance with this Section, the Administrative Agent and the Company shall determine the effective date (the “Increase Effective Date”) and the final allocation of such increase. The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Company and the Revolving Credit Lenders and the Term A Lenders, including the proposed new lenders, as applicable, of the final allocation of such increase and the Increase Effective Date. Such
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amendment may be signed by the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Lenders and shall not require the consent of any Lender other than Lenders providing such increase.
(d)Conditions to Effectiveness of Increase. As a condition precedent to such increase, (1) the Company shall deliver to the Administrative Agent a certificate of each Loan Party dated as of the Increase Effective Date (in sufficient copies for each Lender) signed by a Responsible Officer of such Loan Party (i) certifying and attaching the resolutions adopted by such Loan Party approving or consenting to such increase, and (ii) in the case of the Company, certifying that, before and after giving effect to such increase, (A) the representations and warranties contained in Article VI and the other Loan Documents are true and correct on and as of the Increase Effective Date, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct as of such earlier date, and except that for purposes of this Section 2.13, the representations and warranties contained in subsections (a) and (b) of Section 6.04 shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to clauses (b) and (a), respectively, of Section 7.01, and (B) no Default exists or would result from such increase; (2) all fees and expenses of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders in connection with such increase shall have been paid on or prior to the Increase Effective Date; and (3) on such Increase Effective Date, on a pro forma basis after giving effect to any such increase in Loans, including any acquisitions consummated or payments of Indebtedness made with the proceeds thereof, and any acquisitions or dispositions after the first day of the most recently ended Quarter for which financial statements were delivered pursuant to Section 7.01 (such pro forma basis to include, in the Company’s discretion, a reasonable estimate of savings resulting from any such acquisition or disposition (A) that have been realized, (B) for which the steps necessary for realization have been taken, or (C) for which the steps necessary for realization are reasonably expected to be taken within 12 months of the date of such acquisition or disposition, in each case, certified by the Company) but prior to or simultaneous with the borrowing of any such increased Loans, the Company would be in compliance with the Financial Covenants, recomputed as of the last day of the most recently ended Quarter for which financial statements were delivered pursuant to Section 7.01 and calculated as if such transaction occurred on the first day of the 12-month period then ended.
(e)In the event of an increase in the Revolving Credit Commitment in accordance with this Section, on the Increase Effective Date, the Borrower shall borrow Revolving Credit Loans and prepay any outstanding Revolving Credit Loans from each Revolving Credit Lender (and pay any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05) to the extent necessary to keep the outstanding Revolving Credit Loans ratable among the Revolving Credit Lenders in accordance with their respective revised Applicable Revolving Credit Percentages arising from any nonratable increase in the Revolving Credit Commitments under this Section. Any additional Term A Loans shall be made by the Term A Lenders participating therein pursuant to the procedures set forth in Section 2.02.
(f)Conflicting Provisions. This Section shall supersede any provisions in Section 2.12 to the contrary.
Section 1.14Incremental Term Facility. (a) Request for Incremental Term Facility. Provided that no Default shall have occurred and be continuing at such time or would result therefrom, upon notice to the Administrative Agent, the Company may request, on one or more occasions, without the consent of any Lender, a separate tranche of commitments (“Incremental Term Commitments”) and loans (“Incremental Term Loans”) to be established under this Credit Agreement in an amount not exceeding, when taken together with the amount of any increase in the Revolving Credit Facilities (as if fully drawn on the date of determination of compliance hereunder) and Term A Loans incurred pursuant to Section 2.13 and all incurrences of Incremental Equivalent Debt, the greater of (i) the Incremental Fixed Amount and
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(ii) the Incremental Ratio Amount; provided that any such request for an Incremental Term Facility shall be in a minimum amount of $50,000,000.
(a)Incremental Term Lenders. The Company shall be entitled to elect, in its own discretion, Incremental Term Lenders from among the existing Lenders and any additional banks, financial institutions and other institutional lenders or investors, subject to the consent of (i) such proposed Incremental Term Lender and (ii) the Administrative Agent (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld), if such consent would be required under Section 10.06(b)(iii), for an assignment of loans or commitments, as applicable, to such Incremental Term Lender.
(b)Conditions to Effectiveness of Incremental Term Facility. As a condition precedent to the effectiveness of each Incremental Term Facility, (1) the Company, the Administrative Agent and the Incremental Term Lenders party thereto shall enter into a supplement or amendment to this Credit Agreement, which may be in the form attached as Exhibit I hereto or another form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent (an “Incremental Term Supplement”) setting forth the terms and conditions relating to such Incremental Term Facility, which shall be reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent (except to the extent that they are consistent with the provisos to this clause (c)); provided that, in any event, such Incremental Term Facility shall (i) not have a final maturity date earlier than the Maturity Date applicable to the Term A Facility or a weighted average life to maturity shorter than the weighted average life to maturity of the Term A Facility, (ii) be guaranteed only by the Guarantors hereunder, (iii) rank pari passu or junior in right of payment and of security with the Term A Facility, (iv) provide for the ability to participate on a pro rata basis or less than a pro rata basis (but not on a greater than pro rata basis except with respect to mandatory prepayments based on excess cash flow) in any voluntary or mandatory prepayments of the Term A Loans and (v) except as to pricing, interest rate margins, rate floors, discounts, fees, collateral, guarantees, premiums and prepayment or redemption provisions, some of which are addressed in other clauses of this Section 2.14(c), shall have terms and conditions not materially more restrictive (when taken as a whole) than the terms and conditions of this Agreement (when taken as a whole) (unless (x) such terms and conditions are applicable only to periods after the Maturity Date at such time or (y) the Lenders also receive the benefit of such more restrictive terms and conditions) (it being understood that, to the extent that any covenant, event of default, guarantee or other provision is added or modified for the benefit of any such Indebtedness, no consent shall be required by the Administrative Agent or any of the Lenders if such covenant, event of default or guarantee is also added or modified for the benefit of any corresponding Loans remaining outstanding after the issuance or incurrence of any such Indebtedness in connection therewith); provided, that the Borrower may, in its sole discretion, deliver a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Borrower to the Administrative Agent substantially concurrently with or up to one (1) Business Day prior to the incurrence of such Indebtedness, together with a reasonably detailed description of the material terms and conditions of such resulting Indebtedness or drafts of the documentation relating thereto, stating that the Borrower has determined in good faith that such terms and conditions satisfy the requirement in this clause (v), and such certificate shall be conclusive evidence that such terms and conditions satisfy the foregoing requirement, (2) the Company shall deliver to the Administrative Agent a certificate of each Loan Party dated as of the effective date of an Incremental Term Facility (in sufficient copies for each Lender) signed by a Responsible Officer of such Loan Party (i) certifying and attaching the resolutions adopted by such Loan Party approving or consenting to such Incremental Term Facility, and (ii) in the case of the Company, certifying that, before and after giving effect to such Incremental Term Facility, (A) the representations and warranties contained in Article VI and the other Loan Documents are true and correct on and as of such effective date, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct as of such earlier date, and except that for purposes of this Section 2.14, the
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representations and warranties contained in subsections (a) and (b) of Section 6.04 shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to clauses (b) and (a), respectively, of Section 7.01, and (B) no Default exists, and (3) all fees and expenses of the Administrative Agent and the Incremental Term Lenders in connection with such Incremental Term Facility shall have been paid on or prior to the effectiveness of such Incremental Term Facility. Upon the effective date of an Incremental Term Supplement, each lender thereunder shall become an Incremental Term Lender hereunder and such Incremental Term Supplement shall be deemed part of this Credit Agreement for all purposes thereafter. Any Incremental Term Supplement may, without the consent of any other Lenders, effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable opinion of the Borrower in consultation with the Administrative Agent, to effect the provisions of this Section 2.14. This Section 2.14 shall supersede any provisions in Section 10.01 to the contrary.
(c)Any Incremental Term Loans shall be made available to the Borrower as set forth in the applicable Incremental Term Supplement; provided that, on such date, on a pro forma basis after giving effect to such increase in Loans, including any acquisitions consummated or payments of Indebtedness made with the proceeds thereof, and any acquisitions or dispositions after the first day of the most recently ended Quarter for which financial statements were delivered pursuant to Section 7.01 (such pro forma basis to include, in the Company’s discretion, a reasonable estimate of savings resulting from any such acquisition or disposition (A) that have been realized, (B) for which the steps necessary for realization have been taken, or (C) for which the steps necessary for realization are reasonably expected to be taken within 12 months of the date of such acquisition or disposition, in each case, certified by the Company) but prior to or simultaneous with the borrowing of any Incremental Term Loans, the Company would be in compliance with the Financial Covenants, recomputed as of the last day of the most recently ended Quarter for which financial statements were delivered pursuant to Section 7.01 and calculated as if such transaction occurred on the first day of the 12-month period then ended.
(d)The Borrower may incur Indebtedness in the form of term loans or debt securities that is unsecured or secured by Liens on the Collateral that are pari passu or junior in priority with the Liens on the Collateral securing the Obligations (“Incremental Equivalent Debt”) in an amount not exceeding, when taken together with the amount of any increase in the Revolving Credit Facilities (as if fully drawn on the date of determination of compliance hereunder), Term A Loans incurred pursuant to Section 2.13 and all Incremental Term Facilities, the greater of (i) the Incremental Fixed Amount and (ii) the Incremental Ratio Amount; provided that, (i) such Indebtedness (other than customary bridge facilities that convert into Indebtedness that complies with this clause (i)) shall not have a final maturity date earlier than the latest maturity date applicable to the Term A Facility or a weighted average life to maturity shorter than the weighted average life to maturity of the Term A Facility, (ii) any Incremental Equivalent Debt may provide for the ability to participate on a pro rata basis or less than a pro rata basis (but not on a greater than pro rata basis except with respect to mandatory prepayments based on excess cash flow) in any voluntary or mandatory prepayments of the Term A Loans, (iii) any Incremental Equivalent Debt may be guaranteed only by the Guarantors guaranteeing the Facilities and (iv) any secured Incremental Equivalent Debt shall (A) rank pari passu or junior in right of payment and of security with the Term A Facility, (B) except as to pricing, interest rate margins, rate floors, discounts, fees, collateral, guarantees, premiums and prepayment or redemption provisions, some of which are addressed in other clauses of this Section 2.14(e), shall have terms and conditions not materially more restrictive (when taken as a whole) than the terms and conditions of this Agreement (when taken as a whole) (unless (w) in the case of Indebtedness in the form of notes or other debt securities, such terms and conditions are customary for similar Indebtedness in the form of notes or other debt securities in light of then-
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prevailing market conditions as of the time of incurrence thereof, (x) such terms and conditions are applicable only to periods after the Maturity Date at such time or (y) the Lenders also receive the benefit of such more restrictive terms and conditions) (it being understood that, to the extent that any covenant, event of default, guarantee or other provision is added or modified for the benefit of any such Indebtedness, no consent shall be required by the Administrative Agent or any of the Lenders if such covenant, event of default or guarantee is also added or modified for the benefit of any corresponding Loans remaining outstanding after the issuance or incurrence of any such Indebtedness in connection therewith); provided, that the Borrower may, in its sole discretion, deliver a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Borrower to the Administrative Agent substantially concurrently with or up to one (1) Business Day prior to the incurrence of such Indebtedness, together with a reasonably detailed description of the material terms and conditions of such resulting Indebtedness or drafts of the documentation relating thereto, stating that the Borrower has determined in good faith that such terms and conditions satisfy the requirement in this clause (B), and such certificate shall be conclusive evidence that such terms and conditions satisfy the foregoing requirement, (C) be subject to a customary intercreditor agreement reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the Company and (D) not be secured by any property or assets other than Collateral.
Section 1.15Swingline Loans.
(a)Swingline Borrowings.
(i)Notices; Disbursement. Whenever the Borrower desires a Swingline Borrowing hereunder it shall give irrevocable notice to the Swingline Lender not later than 1:00 p.m. on the date of the requested Swingline Borrowing in the form of a Committed Loan Notice. Subject to satisfaction of the conditions set forth herein, the Swingline Lender shall initiate the transfer of funds representing such Borrowing to the Borrower by 3:00 p.m. on the Business Day specified by the Borrower in the applicable Committed Loan Notice.
(ii)Minimum Amounts. Each Swingline Borrowing shall be in a minimum principal amount of $500,000 and integral multiples of $250,000, in excess thereof.
(b)Repayment of Swingline Loans. Each Swingline Borrowing shall be due and payable on the earliest of (i) 10 days from the date of such Borrowing, (ii) the date of the next succeeding Revolving Credit Borrowing, or (iii) the Maturity Date for the Revolving Credit Facility; provided, however, the Borrower may prepay any Swingline Borrowing prior to the date it is due upon notice to the Swingline Lender not later than 1:00 p.m. on the date of prepayment of such Borrowing. If such notice is given by the Borrower, the Borrower shall make such prepayment and the payment amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein, together with accrued interest to such date on the amount prepaid. If, and to the extent, any Swingline Loans shall be outstanding on the date of any Revolving Credit Borrowing, such Swingline Loans shall be repaid from the proceeds of such Revolving Credit Borrowing prior to any distribution of such proceeds to the Borrower. If, and to the extent, a Revolving Credit Borrowing is not requested prior to earlier of (A) the Maturity Date for the Revolving Credit Facility or (B) the last day of any such 10 day period from the date of any Swingline Borrowing, the Borrower shall be deemed to have requested a Base Rate Loan on the Business Day immediately preceding the Maturity Date for the Revolving Credit Facility or the last day of such 10 day period, as applicable, in the amount of the Swingline Loans then outstanding, the proceeds of which shall be used to repay the Swingline Lender for such Swingline Loans. In addition, the Swingline Lender may, at any time, in its sole discretion by written notice to the Company and the Administrative Agent, require repayment of its Swingline Loans by way of a Revolving Credit Loan, in which case the Borrower shall be deemed to have
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requested a Base Rate Loan of the Revolving Credit Loans in the amount of such Swingline Loans; provided, however, that any such demand shall be deemed to have been given one Business Day prior to the Maturity Date for the Revolving Credit Facility and upon the occurrence of any Event of Default described in Section 8.01(g) or 8.01(h) and also upon acceleration of the Obligations, whether on account of an Event of Default described in Section 8.01(g) or 8.01(h) or any other Event of Default, in accordance with the provisions of Section 8.02 following an Event of Default (each such Revolving Credit Loan made on account of any such deemed request therefor as provided herein being hereinafter referred to as a “Mandatory Borrowing”). Each Lender hereby irrevocably agrees to make its Applicable Percentage of such Revolving Credit Loans promptly upon any such request or deemed request on account of each Mandatory Borrowing in the amount and in the manner specified in the preceding sentence and on the same such date, notwithstanding (I) the amount of Mandatory Borrowing may not comply with the minimum amount for advances of Revolving Credit Loans otherwise required hereunder, (II) whether any conditions specified in Article V are then satisfied, (III) whether a Default then exists, (IV) failure for any such request or deemed request for Revolving Credit Loans to be made by the time otherwise required in Section 2.02, (V) the date of such Mandatory Borrowing, or (VI) any reduction in the Revolving Credit Commitment or termination of the Revolving Credit Commitment relating thereto immediately prior to such Mandatory Borrowing or contemporaneously therewith; provided, however, that no Lender shall be required to make such Revolving Credit Loans if, at the time that the Swingline Lender agreed to fund any requested Swingline Borrowing, the Swingline Lender had knowledge of the existence of a Default or such Mandatory Borrowing would cause a Lender to exceed its Revolving Credit Commitment. In the event that any Mandatory Borrowing cannot for any reason be made on the date otherwise required above (including, without limitation, as a result of the commencement of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Laws with respect to the Borrower or any other obligor hereunder), then each Revolving Credit Lender hereby agrees that it shall forthwith purchase (as of the date the Mandatory Borrowing would otherwise have occurred, but adjusted for any payments received from the Borrower on or after such date and prior to such purchase) from the Swingline Lender such participations in the outstanding Swingline Loans as shall be necessary to cause each such Revolving Credit Lender to share in such Swingline Loans ratably based upon its respective Applicable Percentage in respect of the Revolving Credit Facility (determined before giving effect to any termination of the Revolving Credit Commitment pursuant to Section 8.02), provided that (A) all interest payable on the Swingline Loans shall be for the account of the Swingline Lender until the date as of which the respective participation is purchased, and (B) at the time any purchase of participations pursuant to this sentence is actually made, the purchasing Lender shall be required to pay (to the extent not paid by the Borrower) to the Swingline Lender interest on the principal amount of participation purchased for each day from and including the day upon which the Mandatory Borrowing would otherwise have occurred but excluding the date of payment for such participation, at the rate equal to, if paid within two Business Days of the date of the Mandatory Borrowing, the Federal Funds Rate, and thereafter at a rate equal to the Base Rate.
(c)Interest on Swingline Loans. Swingline Loans shall bear interest at the simple per annum interest rate equal to the sum of (x) the Base Rate and (y) the Applicable Rate then in effect with respect to Base Rate Loans under the Revolving Credit Facility, computed on the basis of a year of 365/366 days for the actual number of days elapsed; provided, however, that (i) from and after any failure to make any payment of principal or interest in respect of any of the Loans hereunder when due (after giving effect to any applicable grace period), whether at scheduled or accelerated maturity or on account of any mandatory prepayment or (ii) while any Swingline Loans in which the Lenders have acquired participations pursuant to Section 2.15(b) remain outstanding, the principal of and, to the extent permitted by law, interest on, Swingline Loans shall bear interest, payable on demand, at the Default Rate. Interest on each
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Swingline Loan shall be payable in arrears on the date payment of such Swingline Loan is due pursuant to Section 2.15(b).
(d)Reporting. Unless the Swingline Lender is the Administrative Agent, the Swingline Lender shall provide to the Administrative Agent, on Friday of each week and on each date the Administrative Agent notifies the Swingline Lender that the Borrower has delivered a Committed Loan Notice or the Administrative Agent otherwise requests the same, an accounting for the outstanding Swingline Loans in form reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
(e)Termination of Swingline Loans; Designation of Swingline Lender. Unless a Default then exists, the Swingline Lender shall give the Borrower and the Administrative Agent at least seven days’ prior written notice before exercising its discretion herein not to make Swingline Loans. The Borrower must give ten days’ prior written notice to the Administrative Agent of any change in designation of the Swingline Lender. The replaced Swingline Lender shall continue to be a “Swingline Lender” for purposes of repayment of any Swingline Loans made prior to such replacement and outstanding after such replacement.
Section 1.16Cash Collateral; Defaulting Lenders. (a) If any Lender becomes, and during the period it remains, a Defaulting Lender, if any Letter of Credit or Swingline Loan is at the time outstanding, each L/C Issuer and the Swingline Lender, as the case may be, may (except, in the case of a Defaulting Lender, to the extent the Commitments have been reallocated pursuant to Section 2.16(b)), by notice to the Company and such Defaulting Lender through the Administrative Agent, require the Borrower to Cash Collateralize the obligations of the Borrower to such L/C Issuer and the Swingline Lender in respect of such Letter of Credit or Swingline Loan, as the case may be, in amount at least equal to the aggregate amount of the unallocated obligations (contingent or otherwise) of such Defaulting Lender in respect thereof, or to make other arrangements satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, and to the L/C Issuers and the Swingline Lender, as the case may be, in their reasonable discretion to protect them against the risk of non-payment by such Defaulting Lender.
(a)In addition to the other conditions precedent herein set forth, if any Lender becomes, and during the period it remains, a Defaulting Lender, no L/C Issuer will be required to issue any Letter of Credit or to amend any outstanding Letter of Credit, and the Swingline Lender will not be required to make any Swingline Loan, unless:
(i)in the case of a Defaulting Lender, the L/C Obligations and the Outstanding Amount of Swingline Loans of such Defaulting Lender is reallocated, as to outstanding and future Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans, to the Non-Defaulting Lenders as provided in clause (i) of Section 2.16(c), and
(ii)to the extent full reallocation does not occur as provided in clause (i) above, the Borrower Cash Collateralizes the obligations of the Borrower in respect of such Letter of Credit or Swingline Loan in an amount at least equal to the aggregate amount of the unallocated obligations (contingent or otherwise) of such Defaulting Lender in respect of such Letter of Credit or Swingline Loan, or makes other arrangements satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuers and the Swingline Lender in their reasonable discretion to protect them against the risk of non-payment by such Defaulting Lender, or
(iii)to the extent that neither reallocation nor Cash Collateralization occurs pursuant to clauses (i) or (ii), then in the case of a proposed issuance of a Letter of Credit or making of a Swingline Loan, by an instrument or instruments in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, and to the relevant L/C Issuer and the Swingline
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Lender, as the case may be, (i) the Borrower agrees that the face amount of such requested Letter of Credit or the principal amount of such requested Swingline Loan will be reduced by an amount equal to the unallocated, non Cash-Collateralized portion thereof as to which such Defaulting Lender would otherwise be liable, and (ii) the Non-Defaulting Lenders confirm, in their discretion, that their obligations in respect of such Letter of Credit or Swingline Loan shall be reduced on a pro rata basis in accordance with the Commitments of the Non-Defaulting Lenders, and that the pro rata payment provisions of Section 2.12 will be deemed adjusted to reflect this provision (provided that nothing in this clause (iii) will be deemed to increase the Commitment of any Lender, nor to constitute a waiver or release of any claim the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, any L/C Issuer, the Swingline Lender or any other Lender may have against such Defaulting Lender, nor to cause such Defaulting Lender to be a Non-Defaulting Lender).
(b)If a Lender becomes, and during the period it remains, a Defaulting Lender, the following provisions shall apply with respect to any outstanding L/C Obligations and any Outstanding Amount of Swingline Loans of such Defaulting Lender:
(i)the L/C Obligations and the Outstanding Amount of Swingline Loans of such Defaulting Lender will, upon notice by the Administrative Agent, and subject in any event to the limitation in the proviso below, automatically be reallocated (effective on the day such Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender) among the Non-Defaulting Lenders pro rata in accordance with their respective Commitments; provided that (a) the conditions set forth in Sections 5.02(a) and (b) are satisfied at the time of such reallocation (with such reallocation being deemed a Credit Extension for purposes of such conditions), (b) the sum of the total outstanding Revolving Credit Loans and Swingline Loans owed to each Non-Defaulting Lender and its total L/C Obligations may not in any event exceed the Commitment of such Non-Defaulting Lender as in effect at the time of such reallocation, (c) subject to Section 10.22, such reallocation will not constitute a waiver or release of any claim the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, any L/C Issuer, the Swingline Lender or any other Lender may have against such Defaulting Lender, and (d) neither such reallocation nor any payment by a Non-Defaulting Lender as a result thereof will cause such Defaulting Lender to be a Non-Defaulting Lender;
(ii)to the extent that any portion (the “unreallocated portion”) of the Defaulting Lender’s L/C Obligations and Outstanding Amounts of Swingline Loans cannot be so reallocated, whether by reason of the proviso in clause (i) above or otherwise, the Borrower will, not later than three Business Days after demand by the Administrative Agent, (a) Cash Collateralize the obligations of the Borrower to the L/C Issuers and the Swingline Lender in respect of such L/C Obligations or Outstanding Amounts of Swingline Loans, as the case may be, in an amount at least equal to the aggregate amount of the unreallocated portion of such L/C Obligations or Outstanding Amounts of Swingline Loans, (b) in the case of such Outstanding Amount of Swingline Loans prepay in full the unreallocated portion thereof, or (c) make other arrangements satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, and to the L/C Issuers and the Swingline Lender, as the case may be, in their reasonable discretion to protect them against the risk of non-payment by such Defaulting Lender; and
(iii)any amount paid by the Borrower for the account of a Defaulting Lender under this Credit Agreement (whether on account of principal, interest, fees, indemnity payments or other amounts) will not be paid or distributed to such Defaulting Lender, but shall instead be retained by the Administrative Agent in a segregated escrow account until (subject to Section 2.16(e)) the termination of the Commitments and payment in full of all obligations of the Borrower hereunder and will be applied by the Administrative
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Agent, to the fullest extent permitted by law, to the making of payments from time to time in the following order of priority:
first to the payment of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent under this Credit Agreement,
second to the payment of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to the L/C Issuers or the Swingline Lender (pro rata as to the respective amounts owing to each of them) under this Credit Agreement,
third to the payment of post-default interest and then current interest due and payable to the Non-Defaulting Lenders hereunder, ratably among them in accordance with the amounts of such interest then due and payable to them,
fourth to the payment of fees then due and payable to the Non-Defaulting Lenders hereunder, ratably among them in accordance with the amounts of such fees then due and payable to them,
fifth to pay principal and unreimbursed L/C Borrowings then due and payable to the Non-Defaulting Lenders hereunder ratably in accordance with the amounts thereof then due and payable to them,
sixth to the ratable payment of other amounts then due and payable to the Non-Defaulting Lenders, and
seventh after the termination of the Commitments and payment in full of all obligations of the Borrower hereunder, to pay amounts owing under this Credit Agreement to such Defaulting Lender or as a court of competent jurisdiction may otherwise direct.
(c)In furtherance of the foregoing, if any Lender becomes, and during the period it remains, a Defaulting Lender, each of the L/C Issuers and the Swingline Lender is hereby authorized by the Borrower (which authorization is irrevocable and coupled with an interest) to give, through the Administrative Agent, Committed Loan Notices pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(v) in such amounts and in such times as may be required to (i) reimburse an outstanding L/C Borrowing, (ii) repay an outstanding Swingline Loans, or (iii) Cash Collateralize the obligations of the Borrower in respect of outstanding Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans in an amount at least equal to the aggregate amount of the unallocated obligations (contingent or otherwise) of such Defaulting Lender in respect of such Letter of Credit or Swingline Loan.
(d)If the Company, the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuers and the Swingline Lender agree in writing that a Lender that is a Defaulting Lender should no longer be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender, the Administrative Agent will so notify the parties hereto, whereupon as of the effective date specified in such notice and subject to any conditions set forth therein (which may include arrangements with respect to any amounts then held in the segregated escrow account referred to in Section 2.16(c)), such Lender shall purchase at par such portions of the outstanding Loans of the other Lenders, and/or make such other adjustments, as the Administrative Agent may determine to be necessary to cause the Lenders to hold Loans on a pro rata basis in accordance with their respective Commitments, whereupon such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender and will be a Non-Defaulting Lender (and the L/C Obligations and Outstanding Amount of Swingline Loans of each Lender shall automatically be adjusted on a prospective basis to reflect the foregoing); provided that no adjustments shall be made
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retroactively with respect to fees accrued or payments made by or on behalf of the Borrower and applied as set forth in Section 2.16(c)(iii) while such Lender was a Defaulting Lender; and provided, further, that except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties, no change hereunder from Defaulting Lender to Non-Defaulting Lender shall constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from such Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender.
(e)If any Lender is a Defaulting Lender, the Company may, upon at least five Business Days’ written notice to the Administrative Agent (which shall then give prompt notice thereof to the relevant Lender), replace such Lender with an Eligible Assignee selected by the Company in accordance with Section 10.12; provided, however, that no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing at the time of such request and at the time of such assignment; provided, further, that the assigning Lender’s rights under Sections 3.01, 3.04 and 10.04, and its obligations under Section 10.04, shall survive such assignment as to matters occurring prior to the date of assignment.
Section 1.17Borrower Agent. Each Additional Borrower hereby designates the Company as its representative and agent (in such capacity, the “Borrower Agent”) for all purposes under the Loan Documents, including requests for Loans and Letters of Credit, designation of interest rates, delivery or receipt of communications, preparation and delivery of financial reports, receipt and payment of Obligations, requests for waivers, amendments or other accommodations, actions under the Loan Documents (including in respect of compliance with covenants), and all other dealings with the Administrative Agent, any L/C Issuer or any Lender. The Borrower Agent hereby accepts such appointment. The Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuers and the Lenders shall be entitled to rely upon, and shall be fully protected in relying upon, any notice or communication (including any notice of borrowing) delivered by Borrower Agent on behalf of any Borrower. The Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuers and the Lenders may give any notice or communication with a Borrower hereunder to the Borrower Agent on behalf of such Borrower. Each of the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuers and the Lenders shall have the right, in its discretion, to deal exclusively with the Borrower Agent for any or all purposes under the Loan Documents. Each Borrower agrees that any notice, election, communication, representation, agreement or undertaking made on its behalf by the Borrower Agent shall be binding upon and enforceable against it.
Section 1.18Extension of Term Loans; Extension of Revolving Credit Loans.
(a)Extension of Term Loans. The Borrower may at any time and from time to time request that all or a portion of the Term Loans of a given class or classes (each, an “Existing Term Loan Tranche”) be amended to extend the scheduled Maturity Date with respect to all or a portion of the Term Loans of such Existing Term Loan Tranche (any such Term Loans which have been so amended, “Extended Term Loans”) and to provide for other terms consistent with this Section 2.18. In order to establish any Extended Term Loans, the Borrower shall provide notice to the Administrative Agent (who shall promptly provide a copy of such notice to each of the Lenders under the applicable Existing Term Loan Tranche) (each, a “Term Loan Extension Request”) setting forth the proposed terms of the Extended Term Loans to be established, which shall (i) be identical as offered to each Lender under the same class in such Existing Term Loan Tranche (including as to the proposed interest rates and fees payable, but excluding any arrangement, structuring or other similar fees payable in connection therewith that are not generally shared with all relevant Lenders of such class) and offered pro rata to each Lender under the same class in such Existing Term Loan Tranche; (ii) except as to interest rates, fees, amortization, final maturity date, “AHYDO” payments, optional prepayments, premium, required prepayment dates and participation in prepayments, which shall, subject to clause (E) in the proviso below, be determined by the Borrower and the Extending Term Lenders and set forth
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in the relevant Term Loan Extension Request, reflecting market terms and conditions at the time of incurrence or issuance (as reasonably determined by the Borrower); (iii) all or any of the scheduled amortization payments of principal, if any, of the Extended Term Loans may be delayed to later dates than the scheduled amortization payments of principal of the Extended Term Loans of such Existing Term Loan Tranche, to the extent provided in the applicable Extension Amendment; provided, however, that at no time shall there be classes of Extended Term Loans hereunder which have more than three (3) different Maturity Dates; (iv) the Effective Yield with respect to the Extended Term Loans (whether in the form of interest rate margin, upfront fees, original issue discount or otherwise) may be different than the Effective Yield for the Term Loans of such Existing Term Loan Tranche, in each case, to the extent provided in the applicable Extension Amendment; (v) the Extension Amendment may provide for other covenants (as determined by the Borrower and the Lenders extending) and terms that apply solely to any period after the Maturity Date that is in effect on the effective date of the Extension Amendment (immediately prior to the establishment of such Extended Term Loans); and (vi) subject to clause (E) in the proviso below, Extended Term Loans may have prepayment terms (including call protection) as may be agreed by the Borrower and the Lenders thereof; provided, that, without limiting clause (E) in the proviso below, no Extended Term Loans may be optionally prepaid prior to the date on which all Terms Loans with an earlier final stated maturity date (including Term Loans under the Existing Term Loan Tranche from which they were amended) are repaid in full, unless such optional prepayment is accompanied by a pro rata optional prepayment of such other Terms Loans; provided, however, that (A) (i) no Default shall have occurred and be continuing at the time a Term Loan Extension Request is delivered to Lenders and (ii) the representations and warranties of the Borrower and each other Loan Party in Article VI hereof or any other Loan Document, or which are contained in any document furnished at any time under or in connection herewith or therewith, shall be true and correct, in all material respects, on and as of the date a Term Loan Extension Request is delivered to the Lenders with the same force and effect as if made on and as of such date, except to the extent that such representations and warranties expressly relate to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct, in all material respects, as of such earlier date, and except that for purposes of this Section 2.18(a), the representations and warranties contained in Section 6.04(a) and (b) shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to Section 7.01(b) and (a), respectively, (B) in no event shall the Maturity Date of any Extended Term Loans of a given Term Loan Extension Series at the time of the establishment thereof be earlier than the then Maturity Date of the Existing Term Loan Tranche, (C) the weighted average life to maturity of any Extended Term Loans of a given Term Loan Extension Series at the time of establishment thereof shall be no shorter (other than by virtue of amortization or prepayment of such Indebtedness prior to the incurrence of such Extended Term Loans) the remaining weighted average life to maturity of the applicable Existing Term Loan Tranche, (D) all documentation in respect of such Extension Amendment shall be consistent with the foregoing and (E) any Extended Term Loans may participate on a pro rata basis or less than a pro rata basis (but not greater than a pro rata basis) in any voluntary or mandatory repayments or prepayments of principal of Term Loans hereunder, in each case as specified in the respective Term Loan Extension Request. Any Extended Term Loans amended pursuant to any Term Loan Extension Request shall be designated a series (each, a “Term Loan Extension Series”) of Extended Term Loans for all purposes of this Credit Agreement; provided that any Extended Term Loans amended from an Existing Term Loan Tranche may, to the extent provided in the applicable Extension Amendment, be designated as an increase in any previously established class of Term Loans (in which case scheduled amortization with respect thereto shall be proportionately increased). Each request for Extended Term Loans proposed to be incurred under this Section 2.18 shall be in an aggregate principal amount that is not less than 50% of the applicable Class of Loans and Commitments and the Borrower may impose an Extension Minimum Condition with respect to any Term Loan Extension Request, which may be waived by the Borrower in its sole discretion.
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(b)Extension of Revolving Credit Commitments. The Borrower may at any time and from time to time request that all or a portion of the Revolving Credit Commitments of a given class or classes (each, an “Existing Revolver Tranche”) be amended to extend the Maturity Date with respect to all or a portion of any principal amount of such Revolving Credit Commitments (any such Revolving Credit Commitments which have been so amended, “Extended Revolving Credit Commitments”) and to provide for other terms consistent with this Section 2.18. In order to establish any Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, the Borrower shall provide a notice to the Administrative Agent (who shall provide a copy of such notice to each of the Lenders under the applicable Existing Revolver Tranche) (each, a “Revolver Extension Request”) setting forth the proposed terms of the Extended Revolving Credit Commitments to be established, which shall (x) be identical as offered to each Lender under the same class in such Existing Revolver Tranche (including as to the proposed interest rates and fees payable, but excluding any arrangement, structuring or other fees payable in connection therewith that are not generally shared with all relevant Lenders of such class) and offered pro rata to each Lender under the same class in such Existing Revolver Tranche and (y) except as to interest rates, fees, optional redemption or prepayment terms, final maturity, and after the final maturity date, any other covenants and provisions (which shall, subject to clause (iv) below, be determined by the Borrower and the Extending Revolving Credit Lenders and set forth in the relevant Revolver Extension Request), the Extended Revolving Credit Commitment extended pursuant to an Revolver Extension Request, and the related outstandings, shall be a Revolving Credit Commitment (or related outstandings, as the case may be) which shall reflect market terms and conditions at the time of the Extension (as determined by the Borrower): (i) the Maturity Date of the Extended Revolving Credit Commitments may be delayed to a later date than the Maturity Date of the Revolving Credit Commitments of such Existing Revolver Tranche, to the extent provided in the applicable Extension Amendment; provided, however, that at no time shall there be classes of Revolving Credit Commitments hereunder (including Extended Revolving Credit Commitments) which have more than three (3) different Maturity Dates, (ii) the Effective Yield, pricing, optional redemption or prepayment terms, with respect to extensions of credit under the Extended Revolving Credit Commitments (whether in the form of interest rate margin, upfront fees, OID or otherwise) may be different than the Effective Yield, pricing, optional redemption or prepayment terms, for extensions of credit under the Revolving Credit Commitments of such Existing Revolver Tranche, in each case, to the extent provided in the applicable Extension Amendment, (iii) the Extension Amendment may provide for other covenants (as determined by the Borrower and Lenders extending) and terms that apply solely to any period after the Maturity Date that is in effect on the effective date of the Extension Amendment (immediately prior to the establishment of such Extended Revolving Credit Commitments), and (iv) all borrowings under the applicable Revolving Credit Commitments (i.e., the Existing Revolver Tranche and the Extended Revolving Credit Commitments of the applicable Revolver Extension Series) and repayments thereunder shall be made on a pro rata basis (except for (I) payments of interest and fees at different rates on Extended Revolving Credit Commitments (and related outstandings), (II) repayments required upon the Maturity Date of the non-extending Revolving Credit Commitments and (III) repayments made in connection with a permanent repayment and termination of non-extended Revolving Credit Commitments); provided, further, that (A) (i) no Default shall have occurred and be continuing at the time a Revolver Extension Request is delivered to Lenders and (ii) the representations and warranties of the Borrower and each other Loan Party in Article VI hereof or any other Loan Document, or which are contained in any document furnished at any time under or in connection herewith or therewith, shall be true and correct, in all material respects, on and as of the date a Revolver Extension Request is delivered to the Lenders with the same force and effect as if made on and as of such date, except to the extent that such representations and warranties expressly relate to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct, in all material respects, as of such earlier date, and except that for purposes of this Section 2.18(b), the representations and warranties contained in Section 6.04(a) and (b) shall be deemed to refer to the most recent
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statements furnished pursuant to Section 7.01(b) and (a), respectively, (B) in no event shall the final maturity date of any Extended Revolving Credit Commitments of a given Revolver Extension Series at the time of establishment thereof be earlier than the then latest Maturity Date of any other Revolving Credit Commitments hereunder, and (C) all documentation in respect of such Extension Amendment shall be consistent with the foregoing. Any Extended Revolving Credit Commitments amended pursuant to any Revolver Extension Request shall be designated a series (each, a “Revolver Extension Series”) of Extended Revolving Credit Commitments for all purposes of this Agreement; provided that any Extended Revolving Credit Commitments amended from an Existing Revolver Tranche may, to the extent provided in the applicable Extension Amendment, be designated as an increase in any previously established class of Revolving Credit Commitments. Each request for a Revolver Extension Series of Extended Revolving Credit Commitments proposed to be incurred under this Section 2.18 shall be in an aggregate principal amount that is not less than 50% of the applicable Class of Loans and Commitments and the Borrower may impose an Extension Minimum Condition with respect to any Revolver Extension Request, which may be waived by the Borrower in its sole discretion.
(c)Extension Request. The Borrower shall provide the applicable Extension Request at least five (5) Business Days (or such shorter period as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent) prior to the date on which Lenders under the Existing Term Loan Tranche or Existing Revolver Tranche, as applicable, are requested to respond, and shall agree to such procedures, if any, as may be established by, or acceptable to, the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, in each case acting reasonably to accomplish the purposes of this Section 2.18. Subject to Section 3.06 or Section 10.12, no Lender shall have any obligation to agree to have any of its Term Loans of any Existing Term Loan Tranche amended into Extended Term Loans or any of its Revolving Credit Commitments amended into Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, pursuant to any Extension Request. Any Lender holding a Loan under an Existing Term Loan Tranche (each, an “Extending Term Lender”) wishing to have all or a portion of its Term Loans under the Existing Term Loan Tranche subject to such Extension Request amended into Extended Term Loans and any Revolving Credit Lender (each, an “Extending Revolving Credit Lender”) wishing to have all or a portion of its Revolving Credit Commitments under the Existing Revolver Tranche subject to such Extension Request amended into Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, shall notify the Administrative Agent (each, an “Extension Election”) on or prior to the date specified in such Extension Request of the amount of its Term Loans under the Existing Term Loan Tranche or Revolving Credit Commitments under the Existing Revolver Tranche, as applicable, which it has elected to request be amended into Extended Term Loans or Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable (subject to any minimum denomination requirements imposed by the Administrative Agent). In the event that the aggregate principal amount of Term Loans under the Existing Term Loan Tranche or Revolving Credit Commitments under the Existing Revolver Tranche, as applicable, in respect of which applicable Term Lenders or Revolving Credit Lenders, as the case may be, shall have accepted the relevant Extension Request exceeds the amount of Extended Term Loans or Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, requested to be extended pursuant to the Extension Request, Term Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, subject to Extension Elections shall be amended to Extended Term Loans or Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, on a pro rata basis (subject to rounding by the Administrative Agent, which shall be conclusive) based on the aggregate principal amount of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, included in each such Extension Election.
(d)Extension Amendment. Extended Term Loans and Extended Revolving Credit Commitments shall be established pursuant to an amendment (each, an “Extension Amendment”) to this Credit Agreement among the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, each Extending Term Lender or Extending Revolving Credit Lender, as applicable, providing an
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