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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 27, 2023

 

 

WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES, INC.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

Ohio

001-08399

31-1189815

(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

 

 

 

 

200 Old Wilson Bridge Road

 

Columbus, Ohio

 

43085

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (614) 438-3210

 

 

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

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

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

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


Title of each class

 

Trading
Symbol(s)

 


Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Shares, Without Par Value

 

WOR

 

The New York Stock Exchange

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 September 27, 2023 (the “Effective Date”), Worthington Industries, Inc. (the “Registrant”) amended and restated its existing five-year, revolving credit facility (provided under the Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of August 20, 2021 (as amended, the “Existing Credit Agreement”)). The aggregate commitments under the amended and restated revolving credit facility remain at $500 million. The final maturity of the revolving credit facility was extended from August 20, 2026 to September 27, 2028. The Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of the Effective Date (the “Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement”), was entered into among the Registrant, as a Borrower; PNC Bank, National Association, as a Lender, the Swingline Lender, an Issuing Bank and Administrative Agent; JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and Bank of America, N.A., as Lenders and Syndication Agents; U.S. Bank National Association, The Huntington National Bank, Fifth Third Bank, National Association, The Northern Trust Company, First National Bank of Pennsylvania and Goldman Sachs Bank USA, as Lenders (collectively with PNC Bank, National Association, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Citibank, N.A. and Bank of America, N.A., the “Lenders”); and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and BMO Harris Bank, N.A., each as a Departing Lender (the “Departing Lenders”); with Citibank, N.A., and The Huntington National Bank, serving as Co-Documentation Agents; and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., PNC Capital Markets LLC and BofA Securities, Inc. serving as Joint Bookrunners and Joint Lead Arrangers. The Departing Lenders were lenders under the Existing Credit Agreement, but each is no longer a lender under the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement. In addition, certain of the Lenders under the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement provide other banking services not specifically outlined in the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement to the Registrant, the subsidiaries of the Registrant and their respective joint ventures, in the ordinary course of their respective businesses.

 

Availability under Commitments

 

The Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement represents a syndicated unsecured revolving credit facility under which aggregate revolving credit commitments of $500 million will be available in U.S. Dollars. In addition, the Registrant may from time to time elect to increase the aggregate revolving credit commitments or enter into one or more tranches of term loans (in each case, subject to the consent of the Lenders who elect to make such loans), in minimum increments of $10 million, so long as, after giving effect thereto, the aggregate amount of such increases and all such incremental term loans does not exceed $300 million. The Existing Credit Agreement also provided for $500 million of availability and the incremental accordion facility under the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement is on the same terms as such facility was provided for under the Existing Credit Agreement.

 

The Registrant maintains the right under the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement to request from time to time that a foreign subsidiary of the Registrant be added to the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement as an additional borrower with the ability to request and receive loans from the Lenders. However, no more than five such requests may be made during the term of the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.

 

Maturity Date

 

The Existing Credit Agreement had been due to mature on August 20, 2026. The Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement extends the maturity date to September 27, 2028.

 

Use of Proceeds

 

The proceeds of the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement may be used to repay existing indebtedness and for working capital and other general corporate purposes, including capital expenditures and acquisitions. As of the close of business on the Effective Date, the Registrant had no borrowings under the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.

 

Letters of Credit

 

The Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement provides that up to $75 million of the available commitments may be used for letters of credit for the benefit of the Registrant, representing the same maximum available letter of credit commitments under the Existing Credit Agreement. On the Effective Date, the Registrant had no outstanding letters of credit issued under the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.

 

Borrowing Options

 

The Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement has several borrowing options: (i) ABR Borrowings, which may only be made in U.S. Dollars and shall bear interest at a rate determined by reference to the Alternate Base Rate described below; and (ii) Eurocurrency Borrowings, which may be made in U.S. Dollars or an Agreed Currency (as defined in the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement) and, with respect to Eurocurrency Borrowings made in U.S. Dollars, shall bear interest at a rate determined by reference to the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate (as defined in the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement) and, with respect to Eurocurrency Borrowings made in an Agreed Currency, shall bear interest at a rate agreed between the parties at such time. A margin is added to each of the Alternate Base Rate, the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate and such other applicable rate as agreed by


the parties pursuant to the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, as applicable, the amount of which is determined by the Registrant’s current consolidated total leverage ratio as of any such date of determination, ranging from 0.125% to 1.625%, as applicable. The Alternate Base Rate is a floating per annum rate of interest equal to the highest of (a) the Overnight Bank Funding Rate plus 0.50%, (b) the Prime Rate of PNC Bank, National Association, and (c) the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR plus 1.00% so long as the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR is offered, ascertainable and not unlawful (as each such term is defined in the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement) and, in all cases, is subject to a zero percent (0%) floor. The Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement contains customary benchmark replacement language.

 

Swingline Loans

 

As Swingline Lender, PNC Bank, National Association may make swingline loans to the Registrant in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $50 million. Swingline loans will bear interest at an interest rate agreed upon by the Registrant and PNC Bank, National Association.

 

Facility Fees

 

The Registrant agreed to pay (i) a facility fee on the commitments of the Lenders under the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement and (ii) a participation fee in connection with outstanding letters of credit (if any) under the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, in each case, at a rate determined by the Registrant’s current consolidated total leverage ratio on the date of any such determination. As of the Effective Date, each of the facility fee rate and the participation fee rate was 12.5 basis points. The Registrant is also obligated to pay under the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement a customary fronting fee of 0.125% of the face amount of each letter of credit issued from time to time under the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, as well as usual and customary administrative and syndication fees.

 

Covenants; Events of Default

 

The terms of the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement provide for customary representations and warranties, affirmative covenants and negative covenants of and on the Registrant and its subsidiaries, subject to negotiated carve-outs, all as provided in the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.

 

The Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement requires that the ratio (the “interest coverage ratio”), for the Registrant and its subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, of (i) Consolidated EBITDA (as defined in the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement) for four consecutive fiscal quarters of the Registrant, taken as a single accounting period, to (ii) Consolidated Interest Expense (as defined in the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement) for such period, not be less than 3.25 to 1.00 at the end of any fiscal quarter of the Registrant. In addition, the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement requires that the ratio, for the Registrant and its subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, of (a) Consolidated Indebtedness (as defined in the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement) to (b) Consolidated Indebtedness (as defined in the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement) plus Consolidated Net Worth (as defined in the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement), not be greater than 55% at the end of any fiscal quarter of the Registrant.

 

As previously announced, the Registrant plans to separate into two independent, publicly-traded companies (the “Planned Separation”). One company, Worthington Enterprises, will include the Registrant’s Consumer Products, Building Products and Sustainable Energy Solutions businesses. The other company, Worthington Steel, will be comprised of the Registrant’s Steel Processing business. The Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement permits the Planned Separation and the transactions to the Planned Separation by making appropriate exceptions to the applicable affirmative and negative covenants of the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement. Completion of the Planned Separation is subject to, among other things, general market conditions, finalization of the capital structure of the two companies, completion of steps necessary to qualify the Planned Separation as a tax-free transaction, receipt of regulatory approvals and final approval by the Registrant’s Board of Directors. The Registrant may, at any time and for any reason until the proposed transaction is complete, abandon the Planned Separation or modify or change its terms, including the individual businesses and components of each of the two companies. There can be no assurance regarding the ultimate timing of the Planned Separation or that the Planned Separation will ultimately occur.

 

The terms of the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement include customary events of default such as payment defaults; material inaccuracies in representations or warranties; covenant defaults; bankruptcy, insolvency or occurrence of similar events; cross-defaults to other material indebtedness; uninsured material judgments; the occurrence of a defined change of control of Registrant or a foreign subsidiary of the Registrant which becomes a borrower under the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement; material ERISA events; and any material provision of any Loan Document (as defined in the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement) ceases to be enforceable. Upon the occurrence and during the continuation of an event of default, the Lenders may, among other things, terminate their commitments under the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement and declare any of the then outstanding loans or letter of credit obligations to be due and payable immediately.

 


Summary; No Reliance

 

The foregoing description of the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full and complete terms of the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, which is included as Exhibit 4.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

 

The Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement is intended to provide readers with information regarding its terms and is not intended to provide any other factual or disclosure information about the Registrant or the other parties to the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement. The Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement contains representations, warranties and covenants by the parties thereto, and those representations, warranties and covenants: (1) were made solely for purposes of the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement and for the benefit of the parties specified therein; (2) have been qualified by disclosures that were made to the other parties in connection with the negotiation of the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, including being qualified by confidential disclosures made by one party to other parties for the purpose of allocating contractual risk among them that differ from those applicable to investors; (3) may apply standards of materiality in a way that is different from what may be viewed as material to readers or investors; (4) were made only as of the date of the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement or such other dates specified in the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement and are subject to more recent developments; and (5) may not describe the actual state of affairs as of the date they were made or at any other time. Investors should not rely on the representations, warranties and covenants in the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, or any description thereof, as characterizations of the actual state of facts or the condition of the Registrant or its subsidiaries. Investors should review the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement and the description thereof, not in isolation, but only in conjunction with the other information about the Registrant and its subsidiaries that the Registrant includes in reports, statements and other filings it makes with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Safe Harbor Statement

 

Selected statements contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K constitute “forward-looking statements,” as that term is used in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Act”). The Registrant wishes to take advantage of the Safe Harbor provisions included in the Act. Forward-looking statements reflect the Registrant’s current expectations, estimates or projections concerning future results or events. These statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking words or phrases such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “may,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “intend,” “plan,” “will,” “likely,” “estimate,” “project,” “position,” “strategy,” “target,” “aim,” “seek,” “foresee,” or other similar words or phrases. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements relating to: future or expected cash positions, liquidity and ability to access financial markets and capital; outlook, strategy or business plans; the intended separation (the “Planned Separation”) of the Registrant’s Steel Processing business (Worthington Steel) from the Registrant’s other businesses (Worthington Enterprises); the timing and method of the Planned Separation; the anticipated benefits of the Planned Separation; the expected financial and operational performance of, and future opportunities for, each of the two independent, publicly-traded companies following the Planned Separation; the tax treatment of the Planned Separation transaction; the leadership of each of the two independent, publicly-traded companies following the Planned Separation; the ever-changing effects of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic and the various responses of governmental and nongovernmental authorities thereto (such as fiscal stimulus packages, quarantines, shut downs and other restrictions on travel and commercial, social or other activities) on economies (local, national and international) and markets, and on our customers, counterparties, employees and third-party service providers; future or expected growth, growth potential, forward momentum, performance, competitive position, sales, volumes, cash flows, earnings, margins, balance sheet strengths, debt, financial condition or other financial measures; pricing trends for raw materials and finished goods and the impact of pricing changes; the ability to improve or maintain margins; expected demand or demand trends for the Registrant or its markets; additions to product lines and opportunities to participate in new markets; expected benefits from transformation and innovation efforts; the ability to improve performance and competitive position at the Registrant’s operations; anticipated working capital needs, capital expenditures and asset sales; anticipated improvements and efficiencies in costs, operations, sales, inventory management, sourcing and the supply chain and the results thereof; projected profitability potential; the ability to make acquisitions and the projected timing, results, benefits, costs, charges and expenditures related to acquisitions, joint ventures, headcount reductions and facility dispositions, shutdowns and consolidations; projected capacity and the alignment of operations with demand; the ability to operate profitably and generate cash in down markets; the ability to capture and maintain market share and to develop or take advantage of future opportunities, customer initiatives, new businesses, new products and new markets; expectations for Company and customer inventories, jobs and orders; expectations for the economy and markets or improvements therein; expectations for generating improving and sustainable earnings, earnings potential, margins or shareholder value; effects of judicial rulings; and other non-historical matters.

 

Because they are based on beliefs, estimates and assumptions, forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Any number of factors could affect actual results, including, without limitation, those that follow: obtaining final approval of the Planned Separation by the Registrant’s Board of Directors; the uncertainty of obtaining regulatory approvals in connection with the Planned Separation, including rulings from the Internal Revenue Service; the ability to satisfy the necessary closing conditions to complete the Planned Separation on a timely basis, or at all; the Registrant’s ability to successfully separate the two independent companies and realize the anticipated benefits of the Planned Separation; the effect of conditions in national and worldwide financial markets, including inflation, increases in interest rates


and economic recession, and with respect to the ability of financial institutions to provide capital; the risks, uncertainties and impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic – the duration, extent and severity of which are impossible to predict, including the possibility of future resurgence in the spread of COVID-19 or variants thereof – and the availability, effectiveness and acceptance of vaccines, and other actual or potential public health emergencies and actions taken by governmental authorities or others in connection therewith; the effect of national, regional and global economic conditions generally and within major product markets, including significant economic disruptions from COVID-19, the actions taken in connection therewith and the implementation of related fiscal stimulus packages; the impact of tariffs, the adoption of trade restrictions affecting the Registrant’s products or suppliers, a U.S. withdrawal from or significant renegotiation of trade agreements, the occurrence of trade wars, the closing of border crossings, and other changes in trade regulations or relationships; changing commodity prices and/or supply; product demand and pricing; changes in product mix, product substitution and market acceptance of the Registrant’s products; volatility or fluctuations in the pricing, quality or availability of raw materials (particularly steel), supplies, transportation, utilities, labor and other items required by operations (especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine); effects of sourcing and supply chain constraints; the outcome of adverse claims experience with respect to workers’ compensation, product recalls or product liability, casualty events or other matters; effects of facility closures and the consolidation of operations; the effect of financial difficulties, consolidation and other changes within the steel, automotive, construction and other industries in which the Registrant participates; failure to maintain appropriate levels of inventories; financial difficulties (including bankruptcy filings) of original equipment manufacturers, end-users and customers, suppliers, joint venture partners and others with whom the Registrant does business; the ability to realize targeted expense reductions from headcount reductions, facility closures and other cost reduction efforts; the ability to realize cost savings and operational, sales and sourcing improvements and efficiencies, and other expected benefits from transformation initiatives, on a timely basis; the overall success of, and the ability to integrate, newly-acquired businesses and joint ventures, maintain and develop their customers, and achieve synergies and other expected benefits and cost savings therefrom; capacity levels and efficiencies, within facilities, within major product markets and within the industries in which the Registrant participates as a whole; the effect of disruption in the business of suppliers, customers, facilities and shipping operations due to adverse weather, casualty events, equipment breakdowns, labor shortages, interruption in utility services, civil unrest, international conflicts (especially in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine), terrorist activities or other causes; changes in customer demand, inventories, spending patterns, product choices, and supplier choices; risks associated with doing business internationally, including economic, political and social instability (especially in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine), foreign currency exchange rate exposure and the acceptance of the Registrant’s products in global markets; the ability to improve and maintain processes and business practices to keep pace with the economic, competitive and technological environment; the effect of inflation, interest rate increases and economic recession, as well as potential adverse impacts as a result of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which may negatively impact the Registrant’s operations and financial results; deviation of actual results from estimates and/or assumptions used by the Registrant in the application of its significant accounting policies; the level of imports and import prices in the Registrant’s markets; the impact of environmental laws and regulations or the actions of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or similar regulators which increase costs or limit the Registrant’s ability to use or sell certain products; the impact of increasing environmental, greenhouse gas emission and sustainability regulations and considerations; the impact of judicial rulings and governmental regulations, both in the U.S. and abroad, including those adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other governmental agencies as contemplated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010; the effect of healthcare laws in the U.S. and potential changes for such laws, which may increase the Registrant’s healthcare and other costs and negatively impact the Registrant’s operations and financial results; the effects of tax laws in the U.S. and potential changes for such laws, which may increase the Registrant’s costs and negatively impact its operations and financial results; cyber security risks; the effects of privacy and information security laws and standards; and other risks described from time to time in the filings of the Registrant with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including those described in “Part I – Item 1A. – Risk Factors” of the Annual Report on Form 10-K of the Registrant for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2023. The Registrant notes these factors for investors as contemplated by the Act. It is impossible to predict or identify all potential risk factors. Consequently, you should not consider the foregoing list to be a complete set of all potential risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K are based on current information as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K, and the Registrant assumes no obligation to correct or update any such statements in the future, except as required by applicable law.

 

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

 

See the description in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, related to the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement entered into on the Effective Date, which description is incorporated herein by reference.

 


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(a) - (c) Not applicable.

 

(d) Exhibits:

 

The following exhibits are included with this Current Report on Form 8-K:

Exhibit No.

Description

4.1

Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of September 27, 2023, among Worthington Industries, Inc., as a Borrower; PNC Bank, National Association, as a Lender, the Swingline Lender, an Issuing Bank and Administrative Agent; JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and Bank of America, N.A., as Lenders and Syndication Agents; U.S. Bank National Association, The Huntington National Bank, Fifth Third Bank, National Association, The Northern Trust Company, First National Bank of Pennsylvania and Goldman Sachs Bank USA, as Lenders; and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and BMO Harris Bank, N.A., as the Departing Lenders; with Citibank, N.A. and The Huntington National Bank serving as Co-Documentation Agents; and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., PNC Capital Markets LLC and BofA Securities, Inc. serving as Joint Bookrunners and Joint Lead Arrangers

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SIGNATURES

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

 

 

 

WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES, INC.

 

 

 

 

Date:

September 28, 2023

By:

/s/Patrick J. Kennedy

 

 

 

Patrick J. Kennedy, Vice President -
General Counsel and Secretary

 


EXECUTION VERSION

 

 

 

 

 

Deal CUSIP 98181DAC0
Revolving Loan CUSIP 98181DAD8


 

FOURTH AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT


dated as of

September 27, 2023,

among

WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES, INC.

The Foreign Subsidiary Borrowers Party Hereto

The Lenders Party Hereto

PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
as Administrative Agent

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. and BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
as Syndication Agents

and

CITIBANK, N.A. and

THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK

as Documentation Agents

 

 

 

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
PNC CAPITAL MARKETS LLC and BOFA SECURITIES, INC.,
as Joint Bookrunners and Joint Lead Arrangers

 

 

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Table Of Contents

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ARTICLE I Definitions

5

Section 1.01.

Defined Terms

5

Section 1.02.

Classification of Loans and Borrowings

35

Section 1.03.

Terms Generally

35

Section 1.04.

Accounting Terms; GAAP; Pro Forma Calculations

36

Section 1.05.

Status of Obligations

37

Section 1.06.

Benchmark Replacement Notification

37

ARTICLE II The Credits

37

Section 2.01.

Commitments

37

Section 2.02.

Loans and Borrowings

38

Section 2.03.

Requests for Revolving Borrowings

38

Section 2.04.

Utilization of Commitments in a Foreign Currency

39

Section 2.05.

Swingline Loans

41

Section 2.06.

Letters of Credit

42

Section 2.07.

Funding of Borrowings

49

Section 2.08.

Interest Elections

50

Section 2.09.

Termination and Reduction of Commitments

51

Section 2.10.

Repayment of Loans; Evidence of Debt

52

Section 2.11.

Prepayment of Loans

52

Section 2.12.

Fees

53

Section 2.13.

Interest

54

Section 2.14.

Alternate Rate of Interest

55

Section 2.15.

Increased Costs

59

Section 2.16.

Break Funding Payments

60

Section 2.17.

Taxes

60

Section 2.18.

Payments Generally; Pro Rata Treatment; Sharing of Set‑offs

64

Section 2.19.

Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders

66

Section 2.20.

Expansion Option

67

Section 2.21.

[Intentionally Omitted]

68

Section 2.22.

Judgment Currency

68

Section 2.23.

Designation of Foreign Subsidiary Borrowers

69

Section 2.24.

Defaulting Lenders

70

Section 2.25.

Returned Payments

72

ARTICLE III Representations and Warranties

73

Section 3.01.

Organization

73

Section 3.02.

Financial Condition

73

 


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Section 3.03.

Litigation, Etc

73

Section 3.04.

Taxes

73

Section 3.05.

Authority

74

Section 3.06.

Other Defaults

74

Section 3.07.

Licenses, Etc

74

Section 3.08.

ERISA

74

Section 3.09.

Environmental Matters

74

Section 3.10.

Ownership of Property; Liens

74

Section 3.11.

Insurance

74

Section 3.12.

Subsidiaries

74

Section 3.13.

Margin Regulation; Investment Company Act

75

Section 3.14.

Disclosure

75

Section 3.15.

Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions

76

Section 3.16.

Affected Financial Institutions

76

Section 3.17.

Plan Assets; Prohibited Transactions

76

ARTICLE IV Conditions

76

Section 4.01.

Effective Date

76

Section 4.02.

Each Credit Event

78

Section 4.03.

Designation of a Foreign Subsidiary Borrower

78

ARTICLE V Affirmative Covenants

79

Section 5.01.

Information

79

Section 5.02.

Books and Records

81

Section 5.03.

Payment of Obligations

81

Section 5.04.

Compliance with Laws

81

Section 5.05.

Environmental Violations

81

Section 5.06.

ERISA Compliance

82

Section 5.07.

Maintenance of Properties

82

Section 5.08.

Maintenance of Insurance

82

Section 5.09.

Use of Proceeds

82

Section 5.10.

Existence; Conduct of Business

82

ARTICLE VI Negative Covenants

83

Section 6.01.

Limitation on Indebtedness of Restricted Subsidiaries

83

Section 6.02.

Restriction on Liens

83

Section 6.03.

Investments

84

Section 6.04.

Merger

85

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Section 6.05.

Dispositions

85

Section 6.06.

ERISA

85

Section 6.07.

Designation of Restricted and Unrestricted Subsidiaries

85

Section 6.08.

Change in Nature of Business

86

Section 6.09.

Transactions with Affiliates

86

Section 6.10.

Burdensome Agreements

86

Section 6.11.

Use of Proceeds

86

Section 6.12.

Governance Documents

87

Section 6.13.

Financial Covenants

87

Section 6.14.

Subordinated Indebtedness and Amendments to Subordinated Indebtedness Documents

87

ARTICLE VII Events of Default

87

ARTICLE VIII The Administrative Agent and JPMorgan

89

ARTICLE IX Miscellaneous

92

Section 9.01.

Notices

92

Section 9.02.

Waivers; Amendments

94

Section 9.03.

Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver

96

Section 9.04.

Successors and Assigns

97

Section 9.05.

Survival

101

Section 9.06.

Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness; Electronic Execution

101

Section 9.07.

Severability

102

Section 9.08.

Right of Setoff

102

Section 9.09.

Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Consent to Service of Process

103

Section 9.10.

WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL

104

Section 9.11.

Headings

104

Section 9.12.

Confidentiality

104

Section 9.13.

USA PATRIOT Act

105

Section 9.14.

Interest Rate Limitation

105

Section 9.15.

No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility

105

Section 9.16.

Several Obligations; Nonreliance; Violation of Law

106

Section 9.17.

Acknowledgment and Consent to Bail-In of Affected Financial Institutions

106

Section 9.18.

ERISA Matters

106

Section 9.19.

Erroneous Payments

107

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Section 9.20.

Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs

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ARTICLE X Cross-Guarantee

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ARTICLE XI

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Existing Credit Agreement

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Section 11.01.

Amendment and Restatement of Existing Credit Agreement

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SCHEDULES:

Departing Lender Schedule

Schedule 1.02 – Liens

Schedule 2.01 – Commitments

Schedule 3.12 – Restricted Subsidiaries

Schedule 6.03 – Existing Investments

Schedule 6.07 – Unrestricted Subsidiaries

EXHIBITS:

Exhibit A – Form of Assignment and Assumption

Exhibit B-1 – Form of Opinion of Company’s Counsel

Exhibit B-2 – Form of Opinion of General Counsel of Company

Exhibit C – Form of Increasing Lender Supplement

Exhibit D – Form of Augmenting Lender Supplement

Exhibit E – [Intentionally Omitted]

Exhibit F-1 – Form of Borrowing Request

Exhibit F-2 – Form of Swingline Loan Request

Exhibit G-1 – Form of Borrowing Subsidiary Agreement

Exhibit G-2 – Form of Borrowing Subsidiary Termination

Exhibit H-1 – Form of U.S. Tax Certificate (Foreign Lenders That Are Not Partnerships)

Exhibit H-2 – Form of U.S. Tax Certificate (Foreign Participants That Are Not Partnerships)

Exhibit H-3 – Form of U.S. Tax Certificate (Foreign Participants That Are Partnerships)

Exhibit H-4 – Form of U.S. Tax Certificate (Foreign Lenders That Are Partnerships)

 

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FOURTH AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) dated as of September 27, 2023, among WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES, INC., the FOREIGN SUBSIDIARY BORROWERS from time to time party hereto, the LENDERS from time to time party hereto, PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Administrative Agent, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as a Syndication Agent (in such capacity, “JPMorgan”) and BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as a Syndication Agent (together with JPMorgan, each a “Syndication Agent” and collectively, the “Syndication Agents”) and CITIBANK, N.A. and THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK, as Documentation Agents.

Preliminary Statement

WHEREAS, Worthington Industries, Inc., certain foreign subsidiary borrowers from time to time party thereto, certain of the Lenders and the Administrative Agent are parties to that certain Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of August 20, 2021 (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified prior to the effectiveness hereof, the “Existing Credit Agreement”); and

WHEREAS, Worthington Industries, Inc., the Lenders and the Administrative Agent have agreed to amend and restate the Existing Credit Agreement in its entirety.

NOW THEREFORE, for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and adequacy of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree that the Existing Credit Agreement is hereby amended and restated as follows:

ARTICLE I

Definitions

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

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

Active Restricted Subsidiary” means a Restricted Subsidiary having a net worth in excess of $1,000,000.

Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR Rate” means, with respect to any Loan, an interest rate per annum equal to the sum of (a) Daily Simple SOFR, plus (b) 0.10% per annum.

Adjusted Term SOFR Rate” means, with respect to any Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in Dollars for any Interest Period, an interest rate per annum equal to the sum of (a) the Term SOFR Rate for such Interest Period, plus (b) 0.10% per annum.

Administrative Agent” means PNC Bank, National Association (including its branches and affiliates), in its capacity as administrative agent for the Lenders hereunder.

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

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

 


 

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

Aggregate Commitment” means the aggregate of the Commitments of all of the Lenders, as reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to the terms and conditions hereof. As of the Effective Date, the Aggregate Commitment is $500,000,000.

Agreed Currencies” means (i) Dollars and (ii) any other currency that is (x) a lawful currency (other than Dollars) that is readily available, not restricted and freely transferable and convertible into Dollars and (y) agreed to by the Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank and each of the Lenders. Subject to Section 2.04(d), each Agreed Currency must be the lawful currency of the specified country. As of the Effective Date the only Agreed Currency shall be Dollars.

Alternate Base Rate” means, for any day, a fluctuating per annum rate of interest equal to the highest of (a) the Overnight Bank Funding Rate, plus 0.50%, (b) the Prime Rate, and (c) the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR Rate, plus 1.00% (so long as the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR Rate is offered, ascertainable and not unlawful). Any change in the Alternate Base Rate (or any component thereof) shall take effect at the opening of business on the day such change occurs. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (x) if the Alternate Base Rate as determined above would be less than zero percent (0.00%), such rate shall be deemed to be zero percent (0.00%) for purposes of this Agreement and (y) in the case of any event specified in Section 2.14(a) or Section 2.14(b), to the extent any such determination affects the calculation of the Alternate Base Rate, the definition hereof shall be calculated without reference to clause (c) until the circumstances giving rise to such event no longer exist.

Ancillary Document” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.06(b).

Anti-Corruption Laws” means all laws, rules, and regulations of any jurisdiction applicable to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries from time to time concerning or relating to bribery or corruption.

Applicable Percentage” means, with respect to any Lender, the percentage of the Aggregate Commitment represented by such Lender’s Commitment; provided that, in the case of Section 2.24 when a Defaulting Lender shall exist, “Applicable Percentage” shall mean the percentage of the Aggregate Commitment (disregarding any Defaulting Lender’s Commitment) represented by such Lender’s Commitment. If the Commitments have terminated or expired, the Applicable Percentages shall be determined based upon the Commitments most recently in effect, giving effect to any assignments and to any Lender’s status as a Defaulting Lender at the time of determination.

Applicable Rate” means, for any day, with respect to any Eurocurrency Revolving Loan or any ABR Revolving Loan or with respect to the facility fees payable hereunder, as the case may be, the applicable rate per annum set forth below under the caption “Eurocurrency Rate Spread”, “ABR Spread” or “Facility Fee Rate”, as the case may be, based upon the Total Leverage Ratio applicable on such date:

 

Total Leverage Ratio

Eurocurrency Rate Spread

ABR
Spread

 

Facility
Fee Rate

Category 1:

< 1.75 to 1.00

1.125%

0.125%

0.125%

Category 2:

> 1.75 to 1.00 but
< 2.50 to 1.00

1.225%

0.225%

0.150%

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Category 3:

> 2.50 to 1.00 but
< 3.25 to 1.00

1.425%

0.425%

0.200%

Category 4:

> 3.25 to 1.00

1.625%

0.625%

0.250%

 

For purposes of the foregoing,

 

(i) if at any time the Company fails to deliver the quarterly or annual financial statements or certificates required under this Agreement on or before the date such statements or certificates are due pursuant to Section 5.01, Category 4 shall be deemed applicable for the period commencing three (3) Business Days after the required date of delivery and ending on the date such statements or certificates are actually delivered, after which the Category shall be determined in accordance with the table above as applicable;

(ii) except as otherwise provided in the paragraph below, adjustments, if any, to the Category then in effect shall be effective on the date that the Administrative Agent has received the applicable financial statements and certificates pursuant to Section 5.01 for the most recently ended fiscal quarter or fiscal year of the Company (it being understood and agreed that each change in Category shall apply during the period commencing on the effective date of such change and ending on the date immediately preceding the effective date of the next such change);

(iii) notwithstanding the foregoing, Category 1 shall be deemed to be applicable until the Administrative Agent’s receipt of the applicable financial statements and certificates pursuant to Section 5.01 for the Company’s first fiscal quarter ending after the Effective Date (unless such financial statements demonstrate that Category 2, 3 or 4 should have been applicable during such period, in which case such other Category shall be deemed to be applicable during such period) and adjustments to the Category then in effect shall thereafter be effected in accordance with the preceding paragraphs; and

(iv) if, as a result of any restatement of or other adjustment to the financial statements of the Company or for any other reason, the Company or the Lenders determine that (i) the Total Leverage Ratio as calculated by the Company as of any applicable date was inaccurate and (ii) a proper calculation of the Total Leverage Ratio would have resulted in higher pricing for such period, the Company shall immediately and retroactively be obligated to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of the applicable Lenders, promptly on demand by the Administrative Agent (or, after the occurrence of an actual or deemed entry of an order for relief with respect to the Company under any Debtor Relief Law of the United States, automatically and without further action by the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the Issuing Bank), an amount equal to the excess of the amount of interest and fees that should have been paid for such period over the amount of interest and fees actually paid for such period. This paragraph shall not limit the rights of the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the Issuing Bank, as the case may be, under Section 2.06, Section 2.13 or Article VII. The Company’s obligations under this paragraph shall survive the termination of the Commitments and the repayment of all other Obligations hereunder.

Applicable Reference Rate” means, with respect to any Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in Dollars, the Term SOFR Rate, any Swingline Loans, Daily Simple SOFR, and for any other Agreed Currency, as agreed by the parties hereto at the time of the approval of such Agreed Currency.

Approved Fund” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04.

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

Augmenting Lender” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.20.

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

Available Tenor” means, as of any date of determination and with respect to the then-current Benchmark for any Agreed Currency, as applicable, (x) if the then current Benchmark for such Agreed Currency is a term rate or is based on a term rate, any tenor for such Benchmark (or component thereof) that is or may be used for determining the length of an Interest Period pursuant to this Agreement as of such date and not including, for the avoidance of doubt, any tenor for such Benchmark that is then-removed from the definition of “Interest Period” pursuant to Section 2.14(d)(iv), or (y) if the then current Benchmark for such Agreed Currency is not a term rate nor based on a term rate, any payment period for interest calculated with reference to such Benchmark pursuant to this Agreement as of such date. For the avoidance of doubt, the Available Tenor for Daily Simple SOFR is one month.

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.

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, regulation or rule applicable in the United Kingdom relating to the resolution of unsound or failing banks, investment firms or other financial institutions or their affiliates (other than through liquidation, administration or other insolvency proceedings).

Bankruptcy Event” means, with respect to any Person, (i) a court or governmental agency having appropriate jurisdiction shall enter a decree or order for relief in respect of such Person in an involuntary case under any Debtor Relief Law now or hereafter in effect, or appoint a receiver, liquidator, assignee, custodian, trustee, sequestrator or similar official of such Person or for any substantial part of its property or ordering the winding up or liquidation of its affairs, (ii) an involuntary case under any applicable Debtor Relief Law now or hereafter in effect is commenced against such Person and such petition remains unstayed and in effect for a period of 60 consecutive days, (iii) such Person shall commence a voluntary case under any applicable Debtor Relief Law now or hereafter in effect, or consent to the entry of an order for relief in an involuntary case under any such law, or consent to the appointment or taking possession by a receiver, liquidator, assignee, custodian, trustee, sequestrator or similar official of such Person or any substantial part of its property or make any general assignment for the benefit of creditors or (iv) such Person shall admit in writing its inability to pay its debts generally as they become due or any definitive action shall be taken by such Person in preparation for any of the aforesaid.

Benchmark” means, initially, with respect to any Eurocurrency Borrowing or Swingline Loan in any Agreed Currency, the Applicable Reference Rate; provided that if a Benchmark Transition Event and its related Benchmark Replacement Date has occurred with respect to the Applicable Reference Rate or the then-current Benchmark for such Agreed Currency, then “Benchmark” means the applicable

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Benchmark Replacement to the extent that such Benchmark Replacement has replaced such prior benchmark rate pursuant to Section 2.14(d)(i).

Benchmark Replacement” means, for any Available Tenor:

(a) for any Loan denominated in Dollars, the first alternative set forth in the order below that can be determined by the Administrative Agent for the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date:

(1) [reserved];

(2) the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR Rate; or

(3) the sum of: (A) the alternate benchmark rate that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Company as the replacement for the then-current Benchmark 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 for the then-current Benchmark for syndicated credit facilities denominated in the applicable Agreed Currency at such time and (B) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment; and

(b) for any Loan denominated in a Foreign Currency, the “Benchmark Replacement” shall mean the alternative set forth in clause (a)(3) above or such other replacement as agreed by the Company and the Lenders at the time such Foreign Currency is designated as an Agreed Currency hereunder.

provided that, if the Benchmark Replacement as determined pursuant to clause (a)(2) or (a)(3) above would be less than the Floor, the Benchmark Replacement will be deemed to be the Floor for the purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, and provided further, that any Benchmark Replacement shall be administratively feasible as determined by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion.

Benchmark Replacement Adjustment” means, with respect to any replacement of the then-current Benchmark with an 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 Company, giving due consideration to (A) any selection or recommendation of a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement by the Relevant Governmental Body or (B) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for syndicated credit facilities denominated in the applicable Agreed Currency at such time.

Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes” means, with respect to any Benchmark Replacement for any Agreed Currency, and/or any Eurocurrency Loan denominated in Dollars bearing interest based on the Term SOFR Rate or Daily Simple SOFR, any technical, administrative or operational changes (including changes to the definition of “Alternate Base Rate,” the definition of “Business Day,” the definition of “U.S. Government Securities Business Day,” the definition of “Interest Period,” timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest, timing of borrowing requests or prepayment, conversion or continuation notices, length of lookback periods, the applicability of breakage provisions, and other technical, administrative or operational matters) that the Administrative Agent decides may be appropriate to reflect the adoption and implementation of such Benchmark Replacement or

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specified Benchmark for such Agreed Currency and to permit the administration thereof by the Administrative Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice in the United States (or, if the Administrative Agent decides that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or if the Administrative Agent determines that no market practice in the United States for the administration of such Benchmark Replacement or specified Benchmark for such Agreed Currency exists, in such other manner of administration as the Administrative Agent decides is reasonably necessary in connection with the administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents).

Benchmark Replacement Date” means, with respect to any Benchmark for any Agreed Currency, the earliest to occur of the following events with respect to the then-current Benchmark for such Agreed Currency:

(1) in the case of clause (1) or (2) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the later of (a) the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein and (b) the date on which the administrator of such Benchmark for such Agreed Currency (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

(2) in the case of clause (3) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the date determined by the Administrative Agent, which date shall promptly follow the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein.

For the avoidance of doubt, (i) if the event giving rise to the Benchmark Replacement Date for any Agreed Currency 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 Agreed Currency for such determination and (ii) the “Benchmark Replacement Date” will be deemed to have occurred with respect to any Benchmark upon the occurrence of the applicable event or events set forth therein with respect to all then-current Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof).

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

(1) a public statement or publication of information by or on behalf of the administrator of such Benchmark for such Agreed Currency (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) announcing that such administrator has ceased or will cease to provide such Benchmark (or such component thereof) or, if such Benchmark is a term rate or is based on a term rate, all Available Tenors of such Benchmark for such Agreed Currency (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 for such Agreed Currency (or such component thereof);

(2) a public statement or publication of information by a Governmental Authority having jurisdiction over the Administrative Agent, the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark for such Agreed Currency (or the published component used in the calculation thereof), the Board, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Term SOFR Administrator, an insolvency official with jurisdiction over the administrator for such Benchmark for such Agreed Currency (or such component), a resolution authority with jurisdiction over the administrator for such Benchmark for such Agreed Currency (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 for such Agreed Currency (or such component) has ceased or will cease to provide such

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Benchmark for such Agreed Currency (or such component thereof) or, if such Benchmark is a term rate or is based on a term rate, all Available Tenors of such Benchmark for such Agreed Currency (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 such Benchmark for such Agreed Currency (or such component thereof) or, if such Benchmark is a term rate or is based on a term rate, any Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof); or

(3) a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark for such Agreed Currency (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) or an Governmental Authority having jurisdiction over the Administrative Agent announcing that such Benchmark for such Agreed Currency (or such component thereof) or, if such Benchmark is a term rate or is based on a term rate, all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) are not, or as of a specified future date will not be, representative.

For the avoidance of doubt, if such Benchmark is a term rate or is based on a term rate, a “Benchmark Transition Event” will be deemed to have occurred with respect to any Benchmark for any Agreed Currency if a public statement or publication of information set forth above has occurred in the case of clause (1) or (2) with respect to each then-current Available Tenor of such Benchmark for such Agreed Currency (or the published component used in the calculation thereof).

Benchmark Unavailability Period” means, with respect to any Benchmark and with respect to any Agreed Currency, the period (if any) (x) beginning at the time that a Benchmark Replacement Date has occurred if, at such time, no Benchmark Replacement for such Agreed Currency has replaced the then-current Benchmark for such Agreed Currency for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in accordance with Section 2.14(d) and (y) ending at the time that a Benchmark Replacement for such Agreed Currency has replaced the then-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in accordance with Section 2.14(d).

Beneficial Owner” shall mean, for each Borrower, each of the following: (a) each individual, if any, who, directly or indirectly, owns 25% or more of such Borrower’s Equity Interests; and (b) a single individual with significant responsibility to control, manage, or direct such Borrower.

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

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

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

Borrower” means the Company or any Foreign Subsidiary Borrower.

Borrowing” means (a) Revolving Loans of the same Type, made, converted or continued on the same date and, in the case of Eurocurrency Loans, as to which a single Interest Period is in effect or (b) a Swingline Loan.

Borrowing Request” means a Borrowing Request substantially in the form of Exhibit F-1.

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

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

Business Day” means any day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks in New York City are authorized or required by law to remain closed; provided that, when used in connection with an amount that bears interest at a rate based on SOFR or any direct or indirect calculation or determination of SOFR, the term “Business Day” means any such day that is also a U.S. Government Securities Business Day; provided further that, when used in connection with the Borrowings or LC Disbursements which are the subject of a borrowing, drawing, payment, reimbursement or rate selection are denominated in euro, the term “Business Day” shall exclude any day on which the TARGET2 payment system is not open for the settlement of payments in euro.

Capitalization” means Consolidated Indebtedness plus Consolidated Net Worth.

Capital Lease” of any Person means any lease of property (whether real, personal or mixed) by such Person as lessee which would, in accordance with GAAP, be required to be accounted for as a capital lease on the balance sheet of such Person.

 

Capital Lease Obligations” means, with respect to any Person, all obligations of such Person as lessee under Capital Leases, in each case taken at the amount thereof accounted for as liabilities in accordance with GAAP.

 

Cash Equivalents” means:

(i) securities issued or directly and fully guaranteed or insured by the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality thereof (provided that the full faith and credit of the United States of America is pledged in support thereof) having maturities of not more than twelve months from the date of acquisition;

(ii) Dollar-denominated certificates of deposit of (A) any Lender, (B) any United States commercial bank of recognized standing having capital and surplus in excess of $1,000,000,000 or (C) any bank whose (or whose parent company’s) short-term commercial paper rating from S&P is at least A‑1 or the equivalent thereof or from Moody’s is at least P-1 or the equivalent thereof (any such bank being an “Approved Lender”), in each case with maturities of not more than 270 days from the date of acquisition;

(iii) commercial paper and variable or fixed rate notes issued by any Approved Lender (or by the parent company thereof) or any variable rate notes issued by, or guaranteed by, any domestic corporation not an Affiliate of the Company rated A‑1 (or the equivalent thereof) or better by S&P or P-1 (or the equivalent thereof) or better by Moody’s and maturing within six months of the date of acquisition;

(iv) repurchase agreements with a bank or trust company (including any of the Lenders) or recognized securities dealer having capital and surplus in excess of $1,000,000,000 for direct obligations issued by or fully guaranteed by the United States of America in which the Company or one or more of its Subsidiaries shall have a perfected first priority security interest (subject to no other Liens) and having, on the date of purchase thereof, a fair market value of at least 100% of the amount of the repurchase obligations; and

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(v) Investments, classified in accordance with GAAP as current assets, in money market investment programs registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, which are administered by reputable financial institutions having capital of at least $1,000,000,000 and the portfolios of which are limited to Investments of the character described in the foregoing clauses (i) through (iv).

Certificate of Beneficial Ownership” means, for each Borrower (if any) that qualifies as a “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, a certificate in form and substance acceptable to the Administrative Agent (as amended or modified by the Administrative Agent from time to time in its sole discretion), certifying, among other things, the Beneficial Owner of such Borrower.

Change in Law” means the occurrence, after the date of this Agreement (or with respect to any Lender, if later, the date on which such Lender becomes a Lender), of any of the following: (a) the adoption or taking effect of any law, rule, regulation or treaty, (b) any change in any law, rule, regulation or treaty or in the administration, interpretation, implementation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority, or (c) compliance by any Lender or the Issuing Bank (or, for purposes of Section 2.15(b), by any lending office of such Lender or by such Lender’s or the Issuing Bank’s holding company, if any) with any request, rules, guideline, requirement or directive (whether or not having the force of law) of any Governmental Authority made or issued after the date of this Agreement; provided, however, that notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (i) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines, requirements or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith or in the implementation thereof, and (ii) all requests, rules, guidelines, requirements 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, issued or implemented.

Change of Control” means, with respect to any Person, an event or series of events by which:

(i) any “person” or “group” (within the meaning of Section 13(d) and 14(d) of the Exchange Act) (other than the spouses, siblings, descendants, spouses of any such siblings or descendants, trusts created exclusively for the benefit of such Persons, executors, administrators, guardians, or conservators of the estate of John H. McConnell, John P. McConnell, their respective Affiliates and Associates (as defined in Rule 12b-2 under the Exchange Act), or a group which the foregoing are a principal participant, or any profit sharing, employee stock ownership or other employee benefit plan of the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company or any trustee or fiduciary with respect to any such plan when acting in such capacity) has become the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Exchange Act, except that a Person shall be deemed to have “beneficial ownership” of all securities that any such Person has the right to acquire, whether such right is exercisable immediately or only after the passage of time), by way of merger, consolidation or otherwise, of 30% or more of the Equity Interests of such Person on a fully-diluted basis after giving effect to the conversion and exercise of all outstanding Equity Equivalents (whether or not such Equity Equivalents are then currently convertible or exercisable); or

(ii) during any period of 12 consecutive months, a majority of the members of the board of directors or other equivalent governing body of such Person cease to be composed of individuals (A) who were members of that board or equivalent governing body on the first day of such period, (B) whose election or nomination to that board or equivalent governing body was approved by individuals referred to in clause (ii)(A) above constituting at the time of such election or nomination at least a majority of that board or equivalent governing body or (C) whose election or nomination

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to that board or other equivalent governing body was approved by individuals referred to in clauses (ii)(A) and (B) above constituting at the time of such election or nomination at least a majority of that board or equivalent governing body.

Class”, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are Revolving Loans or Swingline Loans.

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

Commitment” means, with respect to each Lender, the commitment of such Lender to make Revolving Loans and to acquire participations in Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans hereunder, expressed as an amount representing the maximum aggregate amount of such Lender’s Revolving Credit Exposure hereunder, as such commitment may be (a) reduced or terminated from time to time pursuant to Section 2.09, (b) increased from time to time pursuant to Section 2.20 and (c) reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to assignments by or to such Lender pursuant to Section 9.04. The initial amount of each Lender’s Commitment is set forth on Schedule 2.01, or in the Assignment and Assumption or other documentation contemplated hereby pursuant to which such Lender shall have assumed its Commitment, as applicable.

Communications” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.01(d).

Company” means Worthington Industries, Inc., an Ohio corporation.

Computation Date” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.04.

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

Consolidated EBITDA” means, for any period, the sum of (i) Consolidated Net Income for such period plus (ii) an amount which, in the determination of Consolidated Net Income for such period, has been deducted for (A) Consolidated Interest Expense, (B) provisions for Federal, state, local and foreign income, value added and similar Taxes and (C) (1) depreciation, (2) amortization (including, without limitation, amortization of goodwill and other intangibles), (3) any writedown of goodwill, long-lived asset, or intangible asset impairment and (4) other non-cash expense, all determined in accordance with GAAP, minus (iii) an amount which, in the determination of Consolidated Net Income for such period, has been added for (A) interest income and (B) any non-cash income or non-cash gains, all as determined in accordance with GAAP. If the Company or any Subsidiary makes a material acquisition or divestiture, in either case to the extent permitted pursuant to this Agreement, during any period for which Consolidated EBITDA is measured, then for purposes of determining the Interest Coverage Ratio, Consolidated EBITDA shall be adjusted for the period of time prior to the date of such acquisition or divesture by adding the historical financial results for such period of the Person or assets acquired (without taking account of cost savings or others synergies unless approved by the Required Lenders) or deleting that portion of the financial results of the Company and its Consolidated Subsidiaries for such period attributable to the Person or assets divested, all as reasonably determined by the Company and certified to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders.

 

Consolidated Indebtedness” means at any date the Indebtedness of the Company and its Subsidiaries, determined on a consolidated basis as of such date.

 

Consolidated Interest Expense” means, for any period, the aggregate interest expense of the Company and its Subsidiaries for such period, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with

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GAAP, including, without duplication, the portion of any cash payments made or accrued in respect of Capital Lease Obligations allocable to interest expense.

 

Consolidated Net Income” means, for any period, the net income (or net loss) after Taxes of the Company and its Subsidiaries for such period, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP; provided that there shall be excluded from the calculation of Consolidated Net Income (i) the income (or loss) of any Person (referred to herein as “Person A”) in which any other Person (other than the Company or any of its Wholly-Owned Subsidiaries) has an ownership interest and which Person A would not be consolidated with the Company and its Subsidiaries in their consolidated financial statements if such statements were prepared for such period in accordance with GAAP, except to the extent that any such income is actually received by the Company or any of its Wholly-Owned Subsidiaries in the form of dividends or other distributions during such period and (ii) the income of any Subsidiary of the Company to the extent that the declaration or payment of dividends or similar distributions by that Subsidiary of that income is not at the time permitted by operation of the terms of its charter or any agreement, instrument, judgment, decree, order, statute, rule or governmental regulation applicable to that Subsidiary.

 

Consolidated Net Tangible Assets” means, as of any date of determination, the sum of the amounts that would appear on a consolidated balance sheet of the Company and its Subsidiaries for the total assets (less accumulated depletion, depreciation or amortization, allowances for doubtful receivables, other applicable reserves and other properly deductible items) of the Company and its Subsidiaries, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, after deducting therefrom, to the extent included in total assets, in each case as determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP (without duplication): (i) the aggregate amount of liabilities of the Company and its Subsidiaries which may properly be classified as current liabilities (including Taxes accrued as estimated); (ii) current Indebtedness and current maturities of long-term Indebtedness; (iii) minority interests in the Company’s subsidiaries held by Persons other than the Company or a wholly-owned Subsidiary of the Company; and (iv) unamortized debt discount and expenses and other unamortized deferred charges, goodwill, patents, trademarks, service marks, trade names, copyrights, licenses, organization or developmental expenses and other intangible items.

 

Consolidated Net Worth” means at any time the consolidated stockholders’ equity of the Company and its Subsidiaries calculated on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP as of such time .

Consolidated Subsidiary” means with respect to any Person at any date any Subsidiary of such Person or other entity the accounts of which would be consolidated with those of such Person in its consolidated financial statements if such statements were prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP.

 

Contractual Obligation” means, as to any Person, any provision of any material security issued by such Person or of any material agreement, instrument or other undertaking to which such Person is a party or by which it or any of its property is 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. The terms “Controlling” and “Controlled” have meanings correlative thereto.

Controlling Person” means, with respect any Person, the beneficial owner of a percentage of the voting power of the Equity Interests of any such Person sufficient to approve an action of any such Person which requires a simple majority of the owners of such Equity Interest to vote to approve any such action; provided that any such Person is a Consolidated Subsidiary of such Controlling Person.

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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.

Credit Event” means a Borrowing, the issuance of a Letter of Credit, an LC Disbursement or any of the foregoing.

Credit Party” means the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks, the Swingline Lender or any other Lender.

Daily Simple SOFR” means, for any day (a “SOFR Rate Day”), the interest rate per annum determined by the Administrative Agent (rounded upwards, at the Administrative Agent’s discretion, to the nearest 1/100th of 1%) equal to SOFR for the day (the “SOFR Determination Date”) that is 2 Business Days prior to (i) such SOFR Rate Day if such SOFR Rate Day is a Business Day or (ii) the Business Day immediately preceding such SOFR Rate Day if such SOFR Rate Day is not a Business Day, in each case, as such SOFR is published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (or a successor administrator of the secured overnight financing rate) on the website of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, currently at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source identified by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York or its successor administrator for the secured overnight financing rate from time to time. If Daily Simple SOFR as determined above would be less than the SOFR Floor, then Daily Simple SOFR shall be deemed to be the SOFR Floor. If SOFR for any SOFR Determination Date has not been published or replaced with a Benchmark Replacement by 5:00 p.m. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania time) on the second Business Day immediately following such SOFR Determination Date, then SOFR for such SOFR Determination Date will be SOFR for the first Business Day preceding such SOFR Determination Date for which SOFR was published in accordance with the definition of “SOFR”; provided that SOFR determined pursuant to this sentence shall be used for purposes of calculating Daily Simple SOFR for no more than 3 consecutive SOFR Rate Days. If and when Daily Simple SOFR as determined above changes, any applicable rate of interest based on Daily Simple SOFR will change automatically without notice to the Company, effective on the date of any such change.

Debtor Relief Laws” means the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, as amended, 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 of America or other applicable jurisdiction from time to time affecting the rights of creditors generally.

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

Defaulting Lender” means any Lender that (a) has failed, within two (2) Business Days of the date required to be funded or paid, to (i) fund any portion of its Loans, (ii) fund any portion of its participations in Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans or (iii) pay over to any Credit Party any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder, unless, in the case of clause (i) above, such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and JPMorgan in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s good faith determination that a condition precedent to funding (specifically identified and including the particular default, if any) has not been satisfied, (b) has notified the Company or any Credit Party in writing, or has made a public statement to the effect, that it does not intend or expect to comply with any of its funding obligations under this Agreement (unless such writing or public statement indicates that such position is based on such Lender’s good faith determination that a condition precedent (specifically identified and including the particular default, if any) to funding a Loan under this Agreement cannot be satisfied) or generally under other agreements in which it commits to extend credit, (c) has failed, within three (3)

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Business Days after request by a Credit Party, acting in good faith, to provide a certification in writing from an authorized officer of such Lender that it will comply with its obligations (and is financially able to meet such obligations) to fund prospective Loans and participations in then outstanding Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans under this Agreement, provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon such Credit Party’s receipt of such certification in form and substance satisfactory to it and the Administrative Agent, or (d) has become (or has a Parent that has become) the subject of (A) a Bankruptcy Event or (B) a Bail-In Action.

Departing Lender” means each lender under the Existing Credit Agreement that does not have a Commitment hereunder and is identified on the Departing Lender Schedule hereto.

Departing Lender Schedule” means the Schedule identifying each Departing Lender as of the Effective Date attached hereto and identified as such.

Derivatives Agreement” means (i) 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 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 (ii) 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.

Disposition” or “Dispose” means the sale, transfer, license or other disposition (including any Sale/Leaseback Transaction or any LLC Division) of any property by any Person, including any sale, assignment, transfer or other disposal, with or without recourse, of any notes, accounts receivable or payment intangible or any rights or claims associated therewith.

Disqualifying Event” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.04.

Documentation Agent” means each of Citibank, N.A. and The Huntington National Bank in its capacity as documentation agent for the credit facility evidenced by this Agreement.

Dollar Amount” means, with respect to any amount of any currency, the Equivalent Amount of such currency expressed in Dollars.

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

Domestic Subsidiary” means a Subsidiary organized under the laws of the United States of America, any state thereof or the District of Columbia.

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 clauses (a) or (b) of this definition and is subject to consolidated supervision with its parent.

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

EEA Resolution Authority” means any public administrative authority or any Person entrusted with public administrative authority of any EEA Member Country (including any delegee) having responsibility for the resolution of any EEA Financial Institution.

Effective Date” means the date on which the conditions specified in Section 4.01 are satisfied (or waived in accordance with Section 9.02).

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

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

Environmental Laws” means any current or future legal requirement of any Governmental Authority pertaining to (i) the protection of health, safety, and the environment, (ii) the conservation, management or use of natural resources and wildlife, (iii) the protection or use of surface water and groundwater or (iv) the management, manufacture, possession, presence, use, generation, transportation, treatment, storage, disposal, release, threatened release, abatement, removal, remediation or handling of, or exposure to, any hazardous or toxic substance or material and includes, without limitation, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, 42 USC 9601 et seq., Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 and Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendment of 1984, 42 USC 6901 et seq., Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended by the Clean Water Act of 1977, 33 USC 1251 et seq., Clean Air Act of 1966, as amended, 42 USC 7401 et seq., Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, 15 USC 2601 et seq., Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, 49 USC App. 1801 et seq., Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, as amended, 29 USC 651 et seq., Oil Pollution Act of 1990, 33 USC 2701 et seq., Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986, 42 USC 11001 et seq., National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 USC 4321 et seq., Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, as amended, 42 USC 300(f) et seq., any analogous implementing or successor law, and any amendment, rule, regulation, order or directive issued thereunder.

Environmental Liability” means any liability, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of environmental remediation, fines, penalties or indemnities), of the Company or any Subsidiary directly or indirectly resulting from or based upon (a) violation of any Environmental Law, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage, treatment or disposal of any Hazardous Materials, (c) exposure to any Hazardous Materials, (d) the 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 Equivalents” means with respect to any Person any rights, warrants, options, convertible securities, exchangeable securities, Indebtedness or other rights, in each case exercisable for or convertible or exchangeable into, directly or indirectly, Equity Interests of such Person or securities exercisable for or convertible or exchangeable into Equity Interests of such Person, whether at the time of issuance or upon the passage of time or the occurrence of some future event.

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Equity Interests” means all shares of capital stock, partnership interests (whether general or limited), limited liability company membership interests, beneficial interests in a trust and any other interest or participation that confers on a Person the right to receive a share of profits or losses, or distributions of assets, of an issuing Person, but excluding any debt securities convertible into such Equity Interests.

Equivalent Amount” of any currency at any date means at any time, as determined by the Administrative Agent (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) with respect to an amount of any currency (the “Reference Currency”) which is to be computed as an equivalent amount of another currency (the “Equivalent Currency”), the amount of such Equivalent Currency converted from such Reference Currency using the average spot rate quoted to the Administrative Agent (based on market rates then prevailing and available to the Administrative Agent) or the commercial market rate of exchange, as determined by the Administrative Agent, for the sale of such Equivalent Currency for such Reference Currency at a time determined by the Administrative Agent on the second Business Day immediately preceding the event for which such calculation is made.

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

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

ERISA Event” means (a) any “reportable event”, as defined in Section 4043 of ERISA or the regulations issued thereunder with respect to a Plan (other than an event for which the 30-day notice period is waived); (b) the failure to satisfy the “minimum funding standard” (as defined in Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA), whether or not waived; (c) the filing pursuant to Section 412(c) of the Code or Section 302(c) of ERISA of an application for a waiver of the minimum funding standard with respect to any Plan; (d) the incurrence by the Company or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to the termination of any Plan; (e) the receipt by the Company or any ERISA Affiliate from the PBGC or a plan administrator of any notice relating to an intention to terminate any Plan or Plans or to appoint a trustee to administer any Plan; (f) the incurrence by the Company or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any liability with respect to the withdrawal or partial withdrawal of the Company or any of its ERISA Affiliates from any Plan or Multiemployer Plan; or (g) the receipt by the Company or any ERISA Affiliate of any notice, or the receipt by any Multiemployer Plan from the Company or any ERISA Affiliate of any notice, concerning the imposition upon the Company or any of its ERISA Affiliates of Withdrawal Liability or a determination that a Multiemployer Plan is, or is expected to be, insolvent or in reorganization, within the meaning of Title IV of ERISA.

Erroneous Payment” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.19(a).

Erroneous Payment Deficiency Assignment” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.19(d).

Erroneous Payment Impacted Class” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.19(d).

Erroneous Payment Return Deficiency” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.19(d).

Erroneous Payment Subrogation Rights” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.19(d).

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

euro” and/or “EUR” means the single currency of the Participating Member States.

Eurocurrency”, when used in reference to a currency, means an Agreed Currency and when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, means that such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, bears interest at a rate determined by reference to the Eurocurrency Rate.

Eurocurrency Rate” means, with respect to any Eurocurrency Borrowing for any Interest Period denominated in Dollars, the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate, and for any other Agreed Currency, as agreed by the parties hereto at the time of the approval of such Agreed Currency.

Event of Default” has the meaning assigned to such term in Article VII.

Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and any successor statute thereto, together with the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

Excluded Taxes” means any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to a Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to a Recipient, (a) Taxes imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated), franchise Taxes, and branch profits Taxes, in each case, (i) imposed as a result of such Recipient being organized under the laws of, or having its principal office or, in the case of any Lender, its applicable lending office located in, the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (or any political subdivision thereof) or (ii) that are Other Connection Taxes, (b) in the case of a Lender, U.S. Federal withholding Taxes imposed on amounts payable to or for the account of such Lender with respect to an applicable interest in a Loan, Letter of Credit or Commitment pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which (i) such Lender acquires such interest in the Loan, Letter of Credit or Commitment (other than pursuant to an assignment request by any Borrower under Section 2.19(b)) or (ii) such Lender changes its lending office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 2.17, amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable either to such Lender’s assignor immediately before such Lender acquired the applicable interest in a Loan, Letter of Credit or Commitment or to such Lender immediately before it changed its lending office, (c) Taxes attributable to such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 2.17(f) and (d) any withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA.

Existing Credit Agreement” has the meaning set forth in the preliminary statements hereto.

Existing Loans” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.01.

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

Federal Funds Effective Rate” means, for any day, the rate per annum (based on a year of 360 days and actual days elapsed and rounded upward, if necessary, to the nearest 1/100th of 1%) announced by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (or any successor) on such day as being the weighted average of the rates on overnight federal funds transactions arranged by federal funds brokers on the previous trading day, as computed and announced by such Federal Reserve Bank (or any successor) in

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substantially the same manner as such Federal Reserve Bank computes and announces the weighted average it refers to as the “Federal Funds Effective Rate” as of the date of this Agreement; provided, if such Federal Reserve Bank (or its successor) does not announce such rate on any day, the “Federal Funds Effective Rate” for such day shall be the Federal Funds Effective Rate for the last day on which such rate was announced. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Federal Funds Rate Effective as determined under any method above would be less than zero percent (0.00%), such rate shall be deemed to be zero percent (0.00%) for purposes of this Agreement.

Floor” means the benchmark rate floor, if any, provided in this Agreement initially (as of the execution of this Agreement, the modification, amendment or renewal of this Agreement or otherwise) with respect to the Applicable Reference Rate or, if no floor is specified, zero.

Foreign Currencies” means Agreed Currencies other than Dollars.

Foreign Currency LC Exposure” means, at any time, the sum of (a) the Dollar Amount of the aggregate undrawn and unexpired amount of all outstanding Foreign Currency Letters of Credit at such time plus (b) the aggregate principal Dollar Amount of all LC Disbursements in respect of Foreign Currency Letters of Credit that have not yet been reimbursed at such time.

Foreign Currency Letter of Credit” means a Letter of Credit denominated in a Foreign Currency.

Foreign Currency Sublimit” means $0 as of the Effective Date.

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

Foreign Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary which is not a Domestic Subsidiary.

Foreign Subsidiary Borrower” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.23. As of the Effective Date and after giving effect to Section 11.02, there are no Foreign Subsidiary Borrowers.

GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America.

Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States of America, any other nation or any political subdivision thereof, whether state or local, and any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government (including any supra-national bodies such as the European Union or the European Central Bank) and any group or body charged with setting financial accounting or regulatory capital rules or standards (including the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Bank for International Settlements or the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision or any successor or similar authority to any of the foregoing).

Guaranty Obligation” means any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of any Person directly or indirectly guaranteeing any Indebtedness of any other Person and any obligation, direct or indirect, contingent or otherwise, of such Person (i) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness of such other Person (whether arising by virtue of partnership arrangements, or by agreement to keep-well, to purchase assets, goods, securities or services, to take-or-pay, or to maintain financial statement conditions or otherwise) or (ii) entered into for purposes of assuring

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in any other manner the obligee of such Indebtedness of the payment thereof or to protect such obligee against loss in respect thereof (in whole or in part); provided that the term “Guaranty Obligation” shall not include endorsements for collection or deposit in the ordinary course of business. The term “Guaranty” used as a verb has a corresponding meaning. The amount of any Guaranty Obligation hereunder shall (subject to any limitations set forth therein) be deemed to be an amount equal to the outstanding principal amount (or maximum principal amount, if larger) of the Indebtedness in respect of which such Guaranty Obligation is made.

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.

Hostile Acquisition” means (a) the acquisition of the Equity Interests of a Person through a tender offer or similar solicitation of the owners of such Equity Interests which has not been approved (prior to such acquisition) by the board of directors (or any other applicable governing body) of such Person or by similar action if such Person is not a corporation and (b) any such acquisition as to which such approval has been withdrawn.

Increasing Lender” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.20.

Incremental Term Loan” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.20.

Incremental Term Loan Amendment” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.20.

Indebtedness” of any Person means at any date, without duplication, (i) all obligations of such Person for borrowed money, (ii) all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or other similar instruments, (iii) all obligations of such Person to pay the deferred purchase price of property or services, except trade accounts payable arising in the ordinary course of business, (iv) all obligations of such Person as lessee that are capitalized in accordance with GAAP, (v) all Guaranty Obligations, (vi) all contingent or non-contingent obligations of such Person to reimburse any bank or other Person in respect of amounts paid or payable (currently or in the future, on a contingent or non-contingent basis) under a letter of credit or similar instrument, (vii) all obligations of such Person under conditional sale or other title retention agreements relating to property purchased by such Person to the extent of the value of such property (other than customary reservations or retentions of title under agreements with suppliers entered into in the ordinary course of business) and (viii) proceeds paid to such Person from asset securitization, synthetic sale/leaseback and other similar off balance sheet transactions.

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

Ineligible Institution” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(b).

 

Interest Coverage Ratio” means, for any period, the ratio of (i) Consolidated EBITDA of the Company and its Subsidiaries for such period to (ii) Consolidated Interest Expense of the Company and its Subsidiaries for such period.

 

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Interest Election Request” means a request by the applicable Borrower to convert or continue a Revolving Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.08, which, if written, shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit F-1.

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

Interest Period” means (i) with respect to any Eurocurrency Borrowing in Dollars, 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, in each case, subject to availability thereafter, as the applicable Borrower (or the Company on behalf of the applicable Borrower) may elect and (ii) with respect to any Borrowing in any Foreign Currency, the period commencing on the date of such Borrowing and ending on the numerically corresponding day in the calendar month that is one month thereafter; 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, in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing only, 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, (b) any Interest Period pertaining to a Eurocurrency Borrowing 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 and (c) no tenor that has been removed from this definition pursuant to Section 2.14(d) shall be available for specification in such Borrowing Request or Interest Election Request. For purposes hereof, the date of a Borrowing initially shall be the date on which such Borrowing is made and, in the case of a Revolving Borrowing, thereafter shall be the effective date of the most recent conversion or continuation of such Borrowing.

Investment” in any Person means (i) the acquisition (whether for cash, property, services, assumption of Indebtedness, securities or otherwise) of all or substantially all of the assets, Equity Interests, bonds, notes, debentures, time deposits or other securities of such other Person, (ii) any deposit with, or advance, loan or other extension of credit to or for the benefit of such Person (other than deposits made in connection with the purchase of equipment or inventory in the ordinary course of business) or (iii) any other capital contribution to or investment in such Person, including by way of Guaranty Obligations of any obligation of such Person, any support for a letter of credit issued on behalf of such Person incurred for the benefit of such Person or in the case of any Restricted Subsidiary of the Company, any release, cancellation, compromise or forgiveness in whole or in part of any Indebtedness owing by such Restricted Subsidiary.

IRS” means the United States Internal Revenue Service.

Issuing Bank” means each of PNC Bank, National Association and any other Lender from time to time designated by the Company as an Issuing Bank, with the consent of such Lender and the Administrative Agent, in their respective capacities as issuers of Letters of Credit hereunder, and their respective successors in such capacities as provided in Section 2.06(i). Each Issuing Bank may, in its discretion, arrange for one or more Letters of Credit to be issued by Affiliates of such Issuing Bank, in which case the term “Issuing Bank” shall include any such Affiliate with respect to Letters of Credit issued by such Affiliate.

Issuing Bank Sublimit” means, as of the Effective Date, (i) $50,000,000 in the case of PNC Bank, National Association and (ii) if at any time after the Effective Date a new Issuing Bank is

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designated, with respect to such Issuing Bank, such amount as shall be agreed in writing between such Issuing Bank and the Company, with notice of such Issuing Bank Sublimit being provided to the Administrative Agent prior to giving effect thereto; provided, that the aggregate Issuing Bank Sublimit of all Issuing Banks shall not exceed $75,000,000 at any time (the “Letter of Credit Sublimit”); provided, further that any Issuing Bank shall be permitted at any time to (x) increase its Issuing Bank Sublimit (subject to the Letter of Credit Sublimit) upon providing five (5) days’ prior written notice thereof to the Administrative Agent and the Company or (y) reduce its Issuing Bank Sublimit with the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent and the Company.

Joint Lead Arrangers” means each of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and PNC Capital Markets LLC, BofA Securities, Inc., and their respective successors in such capacities.

JPMorgan” has the meaning assigned to such term in the lead-in to this Agreement.

LC Collateral Account” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.06(c).

LC Disbursement” means a payment made by an Issuing Bank pursuant to a Letter of Credit.

LC Exposure” means, at any time, the sum of (a) the aggregate undrawn Dollar Amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit at such time plus (b) the aggregate Dollar Amount of all LC Disbursements that have not yet been reimbursed by or on behalf of the Company at such time. The LC Exposure of any Lender at any time shall be its Applicable Percentage of the total LC Exposure at such time.

Lenders” means the Persons listed on Schedule 2.01 and any other Person that shall have become a Lender hereunder pursuant to Section 2.20 or pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption, other than any such Person that ceases to be a party hereto pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption. Unless the context otherwise requires, the term “Lenders” includes the Swingline Lender. For the avoidance of doubt, the term “Lenders” excludes any Departing Lenders.

Letter of Credit” means any letter of credit issued pursuant to this Agreement.

Liabilities” means any losses, claims (including intraparty claims), demands, damages or liabilities of any kind.

Lien” means, with respect to any asset, any mortgage, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, deposit arrangement, encumbrance, lien (statutory or other), charge, or preference, priority or other security interest or preferential arrangement of any kind or nature whatsoever (including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement, any financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing, and the filing of any financing statement under the Uniform Commercial Code or comparable laws of any jurisdiction), including the interest of a purchaser of accounts receivable, chattel paper, payment intangibles or promissory notes. Solely for the avoidance of doubt, the filing of a Uniform Commercial Code financing statement that is a protective lease filing in respect of an operating lease that does not constitute a security interest in the leased property or otherwise give rise to a Lien does not constitute a Lien solely on account of being filed in a public office.

LLC Division” means, in the event a Borrower is a limited liability company, (a) the division of any such Borrower into two or more newly formed limited liability companies (whether or not such Borrower is a surviving entity following any such division) pursuant to Section 18-217 of the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act or any similar provision under any similar act governing limited liability

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companies organized under the laws of any other State or Commonwealth or of the District of Columbia, or (b) the adoption of a plan contemplating, or the filing of any certificate with any applicable Governmental Authority that results or may result in, any such division.

Loan Documents” means this Agreement, each Borrowing Subsidiary Agreement, each Borrowing Subsidiary Termination, any promissory notes issued pursuant to Section 2.10(e), any Letter of Credit applications and any and all other agreements, instruments, documents and certificates identified in Section 4.01 executed and delivered to, or in favor of, the Administrative Agent, JPMorgan or any Lenders in connection with the commercial lending facility made available hereunder. Any reference in this Agreement or any other Loan Document to a Loan Document shall include all appendices, exhibits or schedules thereto, and all amendments, restatements, supplements or other modifications thereto, and shall refer to this Agreement or such Loan Document as the same may be in effect at any and all times such reference becomes operative.

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

Material Adverse Change” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 3.02(b).

Material Adverse Effect” means an effect on the business, financial condition, assets or liabilities of the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries, considered on a consolidated basis, which, when combined on a cumulative basis with other changes in the business, financial condition, assets and liabilities of the Company and its Consolidated Subsidiaries, considered on a consolidated basis: (i) would have a material adverse effect on the ability of any Borrower to perform its obligations under the Loan Documents or (ii) would result in a material adverse change in the financial condition of the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries, considered on a consolidated basis.

Maturity Date” means September 27, 2028.

Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc.

Multiemployer Plan” means a multiemployer plan as defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA.

Obligations” means all unpaid principal of and accrued and unpaid interest on the Loans, all LC Exposure, all accrued and unpaid fees and all expenses, reimbursements, indemnities and other obligations and indebtedness (including interest and fees accruing during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or other similar proceeding, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in such proceeding) of the Borrowers arising or incurred under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents, or in respect of any of the Loans made or reimbursement or other obligations incurred or any of the Letters of Credit or other instruments at any time evidencing any thereof.

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

Other Taxes” means all present or future stamp, court or documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes that arise from any payment made under, from the execution, delivery,

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performance, enforcement or registration of, from the receipt or perfection of a security interest under, or otherwise with respect to, any Loan Document, except any such Taxes that are Other Connection Taxes imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 2.19).

Overnight Bank Funding Rate” means for any day, the rate comprised of both overnight federal funds and overnight eurocurrency borrowings by U.S.-managed banking offices of depository institutions, as such composite rate shall be determined by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (“NYFRB”), as set forth on its public website from time to time, and as published on the next succeeding Business Day as the overnight bank funding rate by the NYFRB (or by such other recognized electronic source (such as Bloomberg) selected by the Bank for the purpose of displaying such rate); provided, that if such day is not a Business Day, the Overnight Bank Funding Rate for such day shall be such rate on the immediately preceding Business Day; provided, further, that if such rate shall at any time, for any reason, no longer exist, a comparable replacement rate determined by the Administrative Agent at such time (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error). If the Overnight Bank Funding Rate determined as above would be less than zero percent (0.00%), then such rate shall be deemed to be zero percent (0.00%). The rate of interest charged shall be adjusted as of each Business Day based on changes in the Overnight Bank Funding Rate without notice to the Company.

Parent” means, with respect to any Lender, any Person as to which such Lender is, directly or indirectly, a subsidiary.

Participant” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04.

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

Participating Member State” means any member state of the European Union that adopts or has adopted the euro as its lawful currency in accordance with legislation of the European Union relating to economic and monetary union.

Patriot Act” means the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, Public Law 107-56 as the same has been, or shall hereafter be, renewed, extended, amended or replaced.

Payment Date” means (a) the date that is fifteen (15) days after the first day of each calendar quarter after the date hereof and (b) the Maturity Date, or any earlier date to which the Maturity Date may be accelerated.

Payment Office” of the Administrative Agent means, for each Foreign Currency, the office, branch, affiliate or correspondent bank of the Administrative Agent for such currency as specified from time to time by the Administrative Agent to the Company and each Lender.

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

Permitted Acquisition” means any acquisition (whether by purchase, merger, consolidation or otherwise but excluding in any event a Hostile Acquisition) or series of related acquisitions by the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary of (i) all or substantially all the assets of, (ii) all or substantially all the Equity Interests in, or (iii) such amount of assets or Equity Interests as allows the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary to become a Controlling Person in, a Person, or division or line of business of a Person, if, at the time of and immediately after giving effect thereto, (a) no Default has occurred and is continuing or would arise after giving effect thereto, (b) the Company is in compliance, on

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a pro forma basis, with the covenants contained in Section 6.13 recomputed as of the last day of the most recently ended fiscal quarter of the Company for which financial statements are available, as if such acquisition (and any related incurrence or repayment of Indebtedness, with any new Indebtedness being deemed to be amortized over the applicable testing period in accordance with its terms) had occurred on the first day of each relevant period for testing such compliance, (c) the representations and warranties of the Borrowers set forth in this Agreement and all other Loan Documents are true and correct, except to the extent that the same specifically relate to an earlier date and (d) in the case of an acquisition or merger involving the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary, the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary is the surviving entity of such merger and/or consolidation.

Permitted Investments” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.03.

Permitted Liens” means:

(i) Liens securing the payment of Taxes and special assessments, either not yet due or the validity of which is being contested by the Person being charged in good faith by appropriate proceedings, and as to which it has set aside on its books adequate reserves to the extent required by GAAP;

(ii) deposits or Liens securing property under workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and social security laws, or to secure the performance of bids, tenders, contracts (other than for the repayment of borrowed money) or leases, or to secure statutory obligations or surety or appeal bonds, or to secure indemnity, performance or other similar bonds in the ordinary course of business;

(iii) Liens imposed by law, such as carriers’, warehousemen’s or mechanics’ liens and liens of landlords or mortgagees of landlords arising by operation of law on property located on leased premises, incurred by it in good faith in the ordinary course of business;

(iv) Liens incurred in connection with the lease or acquisition of fixed or capital assets limited to the specific assets acquired with such lease or financing or Capital Lease Obligation (subject to the acquisition of such assets and incurrence of such debt being otherwise permitted by the terms of this Agreement);

(v) Liens existing on the date of this Agreement securing Indebtedness outstanding on the date of this Agreement and set forth on Schedule 1.02;

(vi) any Lien existing on any asset of any Person at the time such Person becomes a Subsidiary of the Company and not created in contemplation of such event;

(vii) any Lien on any asset of any Person existing at the time such Person is merged or consolidated with or into the Company or a Subsidiary and not created in contemplation of such event;

(viii) any Lien existing on any asset prior to the acquisition thereof by the Company or a Subsidiary and not created in contemplation of such event;

(ix) any Lien arising out of the refinancing, extension, renewal or refunding of any Indebtedness secured by any Lien permitted by any of the foregoing clauses (iv), (v), (vi), (vii) or (viii) of this definition; provided that such Indebtedness is not increased and is not secured by any additional assets;

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(x) Liens incidental to the conduct of the business of the Company or its Subsidiaries or the ownership of their respective assets which (i) do not secure Indebtedness, (ii) do not secure any obligation, or related series of obligations, in an amount exceeding $50,000,000 and (iii) do not in the aggregate materially detract from the value of its assets or materially impair the use thereof in the operation of the business of the Company or its Subsidiaries;

(xi) any attachment Lien being contested in good faith and by proceedings promptly initiated and diligently conducted, unless the attachment giving rise thereto will not, within sixty days after the entry thereof, have been discharged or fully bonded or will not have been discharged within sixty days after the termination of any such bond;

(xii) any judgment Lien, unless (a) the judgment it secures will not, within sixty days after the entry thereof, have been discharged or execution thereof stayed pending appeal, or will not have been discharged within sixty days after the expiration of any such stay or (b) the judgment it secures would result in an Event of Default under Section 7(h);

(xiii) easements, rights-of-way, zoning restrictions and other restrictions, charges or encumbrances not materially interfering with the ordinary conduct of the business;

(xiv) any Lien on property of a Subsidiary securing Indebtedness of such Subsidiary owing to Company or a Restricted Subsidiary;

(xv) Liens to banks arising from the issuance of letters of credit issued by such banks (“issuing banks”) on the following: (a) any and all shipping documents, warehouse receipts, policies or certificates of insurance and other document accompanying or relative to drafts drawn under any credit, and any draft drawn thereunder (whether or not such documents, goods or other property be released to or upon the order of the Company or any Subsidiary under a security agreement or trust or bailee receipt or otherwise), and the proceeds of each and all of the foregoing; (b) the balance of every deposit account, now or at any time hereafter existing, of the Company or any Subsidiary with the issuing banks, and any other claims of the Company or any Subsidiary against the issuing banks; and all property claims and demands and all rights and interests therein of the Company or any Subsidiary and all evidences thereof and all proceeds thereof which have been or at any time will be delivered to or otherwise come into the issuing bank’s possession, custody or control, or into the possession, custody or control of any bailee for the issuing bank or of any of its agents or correspondents for the account of the issuing bank, for any purpose, whether or not the express purpose of being used by the issuing bank as collateral security or for the safekeeping or for any other or different purpose, the issuing bank being deemed to have possession or control of all of such property actually in transit to or from or set apart for the issuing bank, any bailee for the issuing bank or any of its correspondents for others acting in its behalf, it being understood that the receipt at any time by the issuing bank, or any of its bailees, agents or correspondents, or other security, of whatever nature, including cash, will not be deemed a waiver of any of the issuing bank’s rights or power hereunder; (c) all property shipped under or pursuant to or in connection with any credit or drafts drawn thereunder or in any way related thereto, and all proceeds thereof; (d) all additions to and substitutions for any of the property enumerated above in this subsection;

(xvi) any Lien on accounts of the Company or any Subsidiary (which accounts arise in the ordinary course of business) in connection with the sale or purported sale of accounts to an Unrestricted Subsidiary or a bankruptcy-remote entity that purchases receivables in the ordinary course of its business; and

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(xvii) Liens to secure Indebtedness permitted pursuant to Section 6.01(iii).

Permitted Spinoff” means the Disposition (or series of related Dispositions) by the Company and its Subsidiaries of all of the Company’s and its Subsidiaries’ steel processing business; provided that at the time of such Disposition (or series of related Dispositions) and immediately after giving effect (including giving effect on a pro forma basis) thereto, (a) no Event of Default then exists or would result therefrom and (b) the Company is in pro forma compliance with the financial covenants set forth in Section 6.13.

Permitted Spinoff Transactions” means any corporate restructurings, reorganizations, board re-compositions, formations, conversions, contributions, incurrence of Indebtedness, Dispositions, Restricted Payments and other transactions completed and/or consummated, in each case, solely for the purpose of consummating the Permitted Spinoff and permitted hereunder.

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

Plan” means any employee pension benefit plan (other than a Multiemployer Plan) subject to the provisions of Title IV of ERISA or Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA, and in respect of which the Company or any ERISA Affiliate is (or, if such plan were terminated, would under Section 4069 of ERISA be deemed to be) an “employer” as defined in Section 3(5) of ERISA.

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.

PNC” means PNC Bank, National Association.

Prime Rate” means the interest rate per annum announced from time to time by the Administrative Agent at its Principal Office as its then prime rate, which rate may not be the lowest or most favorable rate then being charged to commercial borrowers or others by the Administrative Agent and may not be tied to any external rate of interest or index. Any change in the Prime Rate shall take effect at the opening of business on the day such change is announced.

Principal Office” means the main banking office of the Administrative Agent in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

Proceeding” means any claim, litigation, investigation, action, suit, arbitration or administrative, judicial or regulatory action or proceeding in any jurisdiction.

 

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.

 

Recipient” means (a) the Administrative Agent, (b) any Lender, (c) any Issuing Bank and (d) JPMorgan, as applicable.

Reference Time” with respect to any setting of the then-current Benchmark for any Agreed Currency means (1) if such Benchmark is the Term SOFR Reference Rate, 5:00 a.m. (Chicago time) on the day that is two U.S. Government Securities Business Days preceding the date of such setting, and (2) otherwise, the time determined by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion.

Register” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04.

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Regulation D, O, S-T, T, U or X” means Regulation D, O, S-T, T, U or X, respectively, of the Board as amended, or any successor regulation, in each case together with all interpretations of staff opinions issued in connection therewith.

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

Relevant Governmental Body” means (a) with respect to a Benchmark Replacement in respect of Loans denominated in Dollars, the Board or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the Board or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or any successor thereto, and (b) with respect to a Benchmark Replacement in respect of Loans denominated in any Foreign Currency, (1) the central bank for the Agreed Currency in which such Benchmark Replacement is denominated or any central bank or other supervisor which is responsible for supervising either (A) such Benchmark Replacement or (B) the administrator of such Benchmark Replacement or (2) any working group or committee officially endorsed or convened by (A) the central bank for the Agreed Currency in which such Benchmark Replacement is denominated, (B) any central bank or other supervisor that is responsible for supervising either (i) such Benchmark Replacement or (ii) the administrator of such Benchmark Replacement, (C) a group of those central banks or other supervisors or (D) the Financial Stability Board or any part thereof.

Required Lenders” means, at any time, Lenders having Revolving Credit Exposures and unused Commitments representing more than 50% of the sum of the total Revolving Credit Exposures and unused Commitments at such time.

Requirement of Law” means, with respect to any Person, (a) the charter, articles or certificate of organization or incorporation and bylaws or operating, management or partnership agreement, or other organizational or governing documents of such Person and (b) any statute, law (including common law), treaty, rule, regulation, code, ordinance, order, decree, writ, judgment, injunction or determination of any arbitrator or court or other Governmental Authority (including Environmental Laws), in each case applicable to or binding upon such Person or any of its property or to which such Person or any of its property is subject.

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

Responsible Officer” means the chief executive officer, president, chief financial officer, treasurer or assistant treasurer of the Company. Any document delivered hereunder that is signed by a Responsible Officer of the Company shall be conclusively presumed to have been authorized by all necessary corporate, partnership and/or other action on the part of the Company and such Responsible Officer shall be conclusively presumed to have acted on behalf of the Company.

Restricted Payment” means (i) any dividend or other distribution, direct or indirect, on account of any class of Equity Interests or Equity Equivalents of the Company or any Subsidiary, now or hereafter outstanding, (ii) any redemption, retirement, sinking fund or similar payment, purchase or other acquisition for value, direct or indirect, of any class of Equity Interests or Equity Equivalents of the Company or any Subsidiary, now or hereafter outstanding or (iii) any payment made to retire, or to obtain the surrender of, any Equity Interests or Equity Equivalents of or now or hereafter outstanding.

Restricted Subsidiary” means with respect to any Person at any date any Subsidiary of such Person or other entity the accounts of which would be consolidated with those of such Person in its

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consolidated financial statements if such statements were prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP, excluding, with respect to the Company at any date, all Unrestricted Subsidiaries designated as such pursuant to Section 6.07.

Revolving Credit Exposure” means, with respect to any Lender at any time, the sum of the outstanding principal amount of such Lender’s Revolving Loans, its LC Exposure and its Swingline Exposure at such time.

Revolving Loan” means a Loan made pursuant to Section 2.01.

S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, a Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC business.

Sanctioned Country” means, at any time, a country, region or territory which is itself, or whose government is, the subject or target of comprehensive Sanctions (at the time of this Agreement, the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic, the Crimea, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson Regions of Ukraine, Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria).

Sanctioned Person” means, at any time, any Person subject to or the target of any Sanctions, including (a) any Person listed in any Sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by the U.S. government, including by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Commerce, or by the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any European Union member state, His Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom or other relevant Sanctions authority applicable to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, (b) any Person located, organized or resident in a Sanctioned Country, (c) any Person owned or controlled by any such Person or Persons described in the foregoing clauses (a) or (b) (including, without limitation for purposes of defining a Sanctioned Person, as ownership and control may be defined and/or established in and/or by any applicable laws, rules, regulations, or orders).

Sanctions” means all economic or financial sanctions, trade embargoes or similar restrictions imposed, administered or enforced from time to time by (a) the U.S. government, including those administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury or the U.S. Department of State, or (b) the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any European Union member state, His Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom or other relevant Sanctions authority applicable to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries.

Sale/Leaseback Transaction” means any direct or indirect arrangement with any Person or to which any such Person is a party providing for the leasing to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries of any property, whether owned by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries as of the Effective Date or later acquired, which has been or is to be sold or transferred by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to such Person or to any other Person from whom funds have been, or are to be, advanced by such Person on the security of such property.

SEC” means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

Secondary Term SOFR Conversion Date” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(d)(vii).

Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and any successor statute thereto, together with the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

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SOFR” means, with respect to any Business Day, a rate per annum equal to the secured overnight financing rate as administered by the SOFR Administrator.

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

SOFR Determination Date” has the meaning assigned to it in the definition of “Daily Simple SOFR”.

SOFR Floor” means a rate of interest per annum equal to 0.00 basis points (0.00%).

Subordinated Indebtedness” means any Indebtedness of the Company or any Subsidiary the payment of which is or will be subordinated to payment of the obligations under the Loan Documents in a manner reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

Subordinated Indebtedness Documents” means any document, agreement or instrument evidencing any Subordinated Indebtedness or entered into in connection with any Subordinated Indebtedness.

Subsidiary” means with respect to any Person any corporation, partnership, limited liability company, association or other business entity of which (i) if a corporation, more than 50% of the total voting power of stock entitled (without regard to the occurrence of any contingency) to vote in the election of directors, managers or trustees thereof is at the time owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by that Person or one or more of the other Subsidiaries of that Person or a combination thereof, or (ii) if a partnership, limited liability company, association or business entity other than a corporation, more than 50% of the partnership or other similar ownership interests thereof is at the time owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by that Person or one or more Subsidiaries of that Person or a combination thereof. For purposes hereof, a Person or Persons shall be deemed to have more than 50% ownership interest in a partnership, limited liability company, association or other business entity if such Person or Persons shall be allocated more than 50% of partnership, association or other business entity gains or losses or shall be or control the managing director, manager or a general partner of such partnership, association or other business entity. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any Person that is not included as a “Consolidated Subsidiary” under GAAP shall not be a Subsidiary hereunder. Unless otherwise expressly provided, all references herein to a “Subsidiary” shall mean a Subsidiary of the Company.

Swingline Commitment” means $50,000,000.

Swingline Exposure” means, at any time, the aggregate principal amount of all Swingline Loans outstanding at such time. The Swingline Exposure of any Lender at any time shall be the sum of (a) its Applicable Percentage of the total Swingline Exposure at such time other than with respect to any Swingline Loans made by such Lender in its capacity as the Swingline Lender and (b) the aggregate principal amount of all Swingline Loans made by such Lender as the Swingline Lender outstanding at such time (less the amount of participations funded by the other Lenders in such Swingline Loans).

Swingline Lender” means PNC Bank, National Association, in its capacity as lender of Swingline Loans hereunder.

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

Swingline Loan Request” means a Swingline Loan Request substantially in the form of Exhibit F-2.

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Syndication Agent” has the meaning assigned to such term in the lead-in to this Agreement.

TARGET2” means the Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross Settlement Express Transfer (TARGET2) payment system (or, if such payment system ceases to be operative, such other payment system (if any) reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent to be a suitable replacement) for the settlement of payments in euro.

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

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

Term SOFR Determination Date” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of Term SOFR Rate.

Term SOFR Rate” shall mean, with respect to any Eurocurrency Borrowing, for any Interest Period, the interest rate per annum determined by the Administrative Agent (rounded upwards, at the Administrative Agent’s discretion, to the nearest 1/100th of 1%) equal to the Term SOFR Reference Rate for a tenor comparable to such Interest Period, as such rate is published by the Term SOFR Administrator on the day (the “Term SOFR Determination Date”) that is two (2) Business Days prior to the first day of such Interest Period. If the Term SOFR Reference Rate for the applicable tenor has not been published or replaced with a Benchmark Replacement by 5:00 p.m. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania time) on the Term SOFR Determination Date, then the Term SOFR Reference Rate, for purposes of clause (A) in the preceding sentence, shall be the Term SOFR Reference Rate for such tenor on the first Business Day preceding such Term SOFR Determination Date for which such Term SOFR Reference Rate for such tenor was published in accordance herewith, so long as such first preceding Business Day is not more than three (3) Business Days prior to such Term SOFR Determination Date. If the Term SOFR Rate, determined as provided above, would be less than the SOFR Floor, then the Term SOFR Rate shall be deemed to be the SOFR Floor. The Term SOFR Rate shall be adjusted automatically without notice to the Borrower on and as of the first day of each Interest Period.

Term SOFR Reference Rate” shall mean the forward-looking term rate based on SOFR.

Total Leverage Ratio” means the ratio, determined as of the end of each fiscal quarter of the Company, of (i) Consolidated Indebtedness as of such date to (ii) Consolidated EBITDA for the period of four (4) consecutive fiscal quarters of the Company ending with the end of such fiscal quarter, all calculated for the Company and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP.

Total Revolving Credit Exposure” means, the sum of the outstanding principal amount of all Lenders’ Revolving Loans, their LC Exposure and their Swingline Exposure at such time; provided, that clause (a) of the definition of Swingline Exposure shall only be applicable to the extent Lenders shall have funded their respective participations in the outstanding Swingline Loans.

Transactions” means the execution, delivery and performance by the Borrowers of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, the borrowing of Loans and other credit extensions, the use of the proceeds thereof and the issuance of Letters of Credit hereunder.

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

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

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

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

U.S. Government Securities Business Day” means any day except for (a) a Saturday or Sunday or (b) 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. Tax Compliance Certificate” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.17(f)(ii)(B)(3).

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

Unrestricted Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary which would otherwise be a Consolidated Subsidiary, but which has been designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary by the Company pursuant to the provisions of Section 6.07.

Wholly-Owned Subsidiary” means, with respect to any Person at any date, any Subsidiary of such Person all of the shares of capital stock or other ownership interests of which (except directors' qualifying shares) are at the time directly or indirectly owned by such Person. Unless otherwise expressly provided, all references herein to a “Wholly-Owned Subsidiary” shall mean a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of the Company.

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

Withholding Agent” means any Borrower and the Administrative Agent.

Worthington Receivables” means Worthington Receivables Corporation, a Delaware corporation established as a “special purpose entity” for the Company’s trade receivables securitization facility.

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,

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

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

Section 1.03. Terms Generally. The definitions of terms herein shall apply equally to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined. Whenever the context may require, any pronoun shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms. The words “include”, “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation”. The word “will” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word “shall”. The word “law” shall be construed as referring to any international, foreign, Federal, state or local statute, treaty, rule, guideline, regulation, ordinance, code, or administrative or judicial precedent or authority, including the interpretation or administration thereof by any Governmental Authority charged with the enforcement, interpretation or administration thereof, and all applicable administrative orders, directed duties, requests, licenses, authorizations and permits of, and agreements with, any Governmental Authority, in each case whether or not having the force of law. Unless the context requires otherwise (a) any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document herein shall be construed as referring to such agreement, instrument or other document as from time to time amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified (subject to any restrictions on such amendments, restatements, supplements or modifications set forth herein), (b) any definition of or reference to any statute, rule or regulation shall be construed as referring thereto as from time to time amended, supplemented or otherwise modified (including by succession of comparable successor laws), (c) any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s successors and assigns (subject to any restrictions on assignment set forth herein) and, in the case of any Governmental Authority, any other Governmental Authority that shall have succeeded to any or all functions thereof, (d) the words “herein”, “hereof” and “hereunder”, and words of similar import, shall be construed to refer to this Agreement in its entirety and not to any particular provision hereof, (e) all references herein to Articles, Sections, Exhibits and Schedules shall be construed to refer to Articles and Sections of, and Exhibits and Schedules to, this Agreement, (f) the words “asset” and “property” 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 and (g) unless otherwise specified, all references herein to times of day shall be references to Eastern time.

Section 1.04. Accounting Terms; GAAP; Pro Forma Calculations. (a) Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all terms of an accounting or financial nature shall be construed in accordance with GAAP, as in effect from time to time; provided that, if the Company notifies the Administrative Agent and JPMorgan that the Company requests an amendment to any provision hereof to eliminate the effect of any change occurring after the date hereof in GAAP or in the application thereof on the operation of such provision (or if the Administrative Agent notifies the Company that the Required Lenders request an amendment to any provision hereof for such purpose), regardless of whether any such notice is given before or after such change in GAAP or in the application thereof, then such provision shall be interpreted on the basis of GAAP as in effect and applied immediately before such change shall have become effective until such notice shall have been withdrawn or such provision amended in accordance herewith. Notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, all terms of an accounting or financial

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nature used herein shall be construed, and all computations of amounts and ratios referred to herein shall be made (i) without giving effect to any election under Accounting Standards Codification 825-10-25 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification or Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) to value any Indebtedness or other liabilities of the Company or any Subsidiary at “fair value”, as defined therein and (ii) without giving effect to any treatment of Indebtedness in respect of convertible debt instruments under Accounting Standards Codification 470-20 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification or Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) to value any such Indebtedness in a reduced or bifurcated manner as described therein, and such Indebtedness shall at all times be valued at the full stated principal amount thereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything to the contrary set forth herein, the definitions set forth in the Loan Documents and any financial or other covenant calculations required by the Loan Documents shall be computed to exclude any change to lease accounting rules from those in effect pursuant to Accounting Standards Codification 840 (Leases) and other related lease accounting guidance as in effect on February 16, 2018.

(b) All pro forma computations required to be made hereunder giving effect to any acquisition or disposition, or issuance, incurrence or assumption of Indebtedness, or other transaction shall in each case be calculated giving pro forma effect thereto (and, in the case of any pro forma computation made hereunder to determine whether such acquisition or disposition, or issuance, incurrence or assumption of Indebtedness, or other transaction is permitted to be consummated hereunder, to any other such transaction consummated since the first day of the period covered by any component of such pro forma computation and on or prior to the date of such computation) as if such transaction had occurred on the first day of the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters ending with the most recent fiscal quarter for which financial statements shall have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(b) or 5.01(c) (or, prior to the delivery of any such financial statements, ending with the last fiscal quarter included in the financial statements referred to in Section 3.04(a)), and, to the extent applicable, to the historical earnings and cash flows associated with the assets acquired or disposed of (but without giving effect to any synergies or cost savings) and any related incurrence or reduction of Indebtedness, all in accordance with Article 11 of Regulation S-X under the Securities Act. If any Indebtedness bears a floating rate of interest and is being given pro forma effect, the interest on such Indebtedness shall be calculated as if the rate in effect on the date of determination had been the applicable rate for the entire period (taking into account any Derivatives Agreement applicable to such Indebtedness).

Section 1.05. Status of Obligations. In the event that the Company or any other Borrower shall at any time issue or have outstanding any Subordinated Indebtedness, the Company shall take or cause such other Borrower to take all such actions as shall be necessary to cause the Obligations to constitute senior indebtedness (however denominated) in respect of such Subordinated Indebtedness and to enable the Administrative Agent and the Lenders to have and exercise any payment blockage or other remedies available or potentially available to holders of senior indebtedness under the terms of such Subordinated Indebtedness. Without limiting the foregoing, the Obligations are hereby designated as “senior indebtedness” and as “designated senior indebtedness” and words of similar import under and in respect of any indenture or other agreement or instrument under which such Subordinated Indebtedness is outstanding and are further given all such other designations as shall be required under the terms of any such Subordinated Indebtedness in order that the Lenders may have and exercise any payment blockage or other remedies available or potentially available to holders of senior indebtedness under the terms of such Subordinated Indebtedness.

Section 1.06. Benchmark Replacement Notification. Section 2.14(d) of this Agreement provides a mechanism for determining an alternative rate of interest in the event that the Term SOFR Rate or Daily Simple SOFR (or, to the extent approved pursuant to the definition of Agreed Currency, any other Eurocurrency Rate) is no longer available or in certain other circumstances. The Administrative Agent does not warrant or accept any responsibility for and shall not have any liability with respect to, the

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administration, submission or any other matter related to the Term SOFR Rate, Term SOFR Reference Rate, any other rate constituting a Eurocurrency Rate, or Daily Simple SOFR or with respect to any alternative or successor rate thereto, or replacement rate therefor.

ARTICLE II

The Credits

Section 2.01. Commitments. Prior to the Effective Date, certain loans may have been made to the Company under the Existing Credit Agreement, and which may remain outstanding as of the date of this Agreement (such outstanding loans, if any, being hereinafter referred to as the “Existing Loans”). Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, each Borrower and each of the Lenders agree that on the Effective Date, any Existing Loans under the Existing Credit Agreement shall be deemed to be Revolving Loans under this Agreement that have been made to the Company, and the terms of the Existing Loans shall be restated in their entirety and shall be evidenced by this Agreement. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Lender agrees to make Revolving Loans to the Borrowers in Agreed Currencies from time to time during the Availability Period in an aggregate principal amount that will not result in (a) subject to Sections 2.04 and 2.11(b), the Dollar Amount of such Lender’s Revolving Credit Exposure exceeding such Lender’s Commitment, (b) subject to Sections 2.04 and 2.11(b), the Dollar Amount of the Total Revolving Credit Exposure exceeding the Aggregate Commitment or (c) subject to Sections 2.04 and 2.11(b), the Dollar Amount of the total outstanding Revolving Loans and LC Exposure, in each case denominated in Foreign Currencies, exceeding the Foreign Currency Sublimit. Within the foregoing limits and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Borrowers may borrow, prepay and reborrow Revolving Loans.

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

(b) Subject to Section 2.14, each Revolving Borrowing shall be comprised entirely of ABR Loans or Eurocurrency Loans as the relevant Borrower may request in accordance herewith; provided that each ABR Loan shall only be made in Dollars. Each Swingline Loan shall be a Loan bearing an interest rate as set forth in Section 2.13(c). Each Lender at its option may make any Loan by causing any domestic or foreign branch or Affiliate of such Lender to make such Loan (and in the case of an Affiliate, the provisions of Sections 2.14, 2.15, 2.16 and 2.17 shall apply to such Affiliate to the same extent as to such Lender); provided that any exercise of such option shall not affect the obligation of the relevant Borrower to repay such Loan in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. No Borrowing made in an Agreed Currency may be converted into an ABR Loan or a Eurocurrency Loan denominated in another currency.

(c) At the commencement of each Interest Period for any Eurocurrency Revolving Borrowing, such Borrowing shall be in an aggregate amount that is an integral multiple of $1,000,000 and not less than $5,000,000; provided that such limitations shall not apply to Borrowings in Foreign Currencies. At the time that each ABR Revolving Borrowing is made, such Borrowing shall be in an aggregate amount that is an integral multiple of $500,000 and not less than $1,000,000; provided that an ABR Revolving Borrowing may be in an aggregate amount that is equal to the entire unused balance of the Aggregate Commitment or that is required to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement as contemplated by Section 2.06(e). Each Swingline

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Loan shall be in an amount that is not less than $100,000. Borrowings of more than one Type and Class may be outstanding at the same time; provided that there shall not at any time be more than a total of ten (10) Eurocurrency Revolving Borrowings outstanding.

(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, no Borrower shall be entitled to request, or to elect to convert or continue, any Borrowing if the Interest Period requested with respect thereto would end after the Maturity Date.

Section 2.03. Requests for Revolving Borrowings. To request a Revolving Borrowing, the applicable Borrower, or the Company on behalf of the applicable Borrower, shall notify the Administrative Agent of such request (a) by irrevocable written notice (via a written Borrowing Request in a form approved by the Administrative Agent and signed by the applicable Borrower, or the Company on behalf of the applicable Borrower, promptly followed by telephonic confirmation of such request) in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing, not later than 11:00 a.m., three (3) Business Days (in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in Dollars) or by irrevocable written notice (via a written Borrowing Request in a form approved by the Administrative Agent and signed by such Borrower, or the Company on its behalf) not later than four (4) Business Days (in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in a Foreign Currency), in each case before the date of the proposed Borrowing or (b) by telephone in the case of an ABR Borrowing, not later than 11:00 a.m. on the date of the proposed Borrowing; provided that any such notice of an ABR Revolving Borrowing to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement as contemplated by Section 2.06(e) may be given not later than 10:00 a.m. on the date of the proposed Borrowing. Each such telephonic Borrowing Request shall be irrevocable and shall be confirmed promptly by hand delivery or telecopy to the Administrative Agent of a written Borrowing Request in a form approved by the Administrative Agent and signed by the applicable Borrower, or the Company on behalf of the applicable Borrower. Each such telephonic and written Borrowing Request shall specify the following information in compliance with Section 2.02:

(i) the aggregate principal amount of the requested Borrowing;

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

(iii) whether such Borrowing is to be an ABR Borrowing or a Eurocurrency Borrowing;

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

(v) the location and number of the applicable Borrower’s account to which funds are to be disbursed, which shall comply with the requirements of Section 2.07.

If no election as to the Type of Revolving Borrowing is specified, then, in the case of a Borrowing denominated in Dollars, the requested Revolving Borrowing shall be an ABR Borrowing. If no Interest Period is specified with respect to any requested Eurocurrency Revolving Borrowing, then the relevant Borrower shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month’s duration. Promptly following receipt of a Borrowing Request in accordance with this Section, the Administrative Agent shall advise each Lender of the details thereof and of the amount of such Lender’s Loan to be made as part of the requested Borrowing.

Section 2.04. Utilization of Commitments in a Foreign Currency.

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(a) Determination of Dollar Amounts. The Administrative Agent will determine the Dollar Amount of:

(i) each proposed Eurocurrency Borrowing and Letter of Credit, on the requested borrowing date or date of issuance, as the case may be, and each outstanding Eurocurrency Borrowing as of the last day of each Interest Period,

(ii) the LC Exposure as of the last day of each calendar month, and

(iii) all outstanding Credit Events on and as of the last Business Day of each calendar quarter and, during the continuation of an Event of Default, on any other Business Day elected by the Administrative Agent in its discretion or upon instruction by the Required Lenders.

Each day upon or as of which the Administrative Agent determines Dollar Amounts as described in the preceding clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) is herein described as a “Computation Date” with respect to each Credit Event for which a Dollar Amount is determined on or as of such day.

(b) Foreign Currency Amounts. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, the Administrative Agent may, with respect to notices by any Borrower for Loans in a Foreign Currency or voluntary prepayments of less than the full amount of a Borrowing in a Foreign Currency, engage in reasonable rounding of the Foreign Currency amounts requested to be loaned or repaid, and any Borrower’s request or notice shall thereby be deemed to reflect such rounded amounts.

(c) Requests for Additional Agreed Currencies. The Borrowers may deliver to the Administrative Agent a written request that Loans hereunder also be permitted to be made in any lawful currency other than Dollars, provided that such currency is readily available and freely transferable and convertible into Dollars and available in the applicable interbank deposit market. After receipt of any such request, the Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Lenders thereof. The Administrative Agent and each Lender may accept such request in their sole discretion. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Borrowers of the acceptance or rejection by the Administrative Agent and each of the Lenders of the Borrowers’ request. The requested currency shall be approved as an Agreed Currency hereunder only if the Administrative Agent and all of the Lenders approve of the Borrowers’ request, and subject to the effectiveness of any amendment or restatement of this Agreement, executed by the Borrowers, each Lender, JPMorgan and the Administrative Agent, as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable opinion of JPMorgan or the Administrative Agent, to effect the provisions of this Section 2.04(c). If, after the designation by the Administrative Agent and the Lenders at the request of any Borrower of any currency as an Agreed Currency, currency control or other exchange regulations are imposed in the country in which such currency is issued with the result that different types of such currency are introduced, such country’s currency is, in the determination of the Administrative Agent, no longer readily available or freely traded and convertible into Dollars (a “Disqualifying Event”), then the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Lenders and the Borrowers, and such country’s currency shall no longer be an Agreed Currency until such time as the Disqualifying Event(s) no longer exist, but in any event within five (5) Business Days of receipt of such notice from the Administrative Agent, the Borrowers shall repay all Loans in such currency to which the Disqualifying Event applies or convert such Loan into Loans in Dollars or another Agreed Currency, subject to the other terms contained in Articles II and IV.

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(d) European Monetary Union. If any Agreed Currency ceases to be lawful currency of the nation issuing the same and is replaced by the euro and the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders shall so request in a notice delivered to the Borrowers, then any amount payable hereunder by any party hereto in such Agreed Currency shall instead be payable in the euro and the amount so payable shall be determined by translating the amount payable in such Agreed Currency to the euro at the exchange rate established by that nation for the purpose of implementing the replacement of the relevant Agreed Currency by the euro (and the provisions governing payments in Agreed Currencies in this Agreement shall apply to such payment in the euro as if such payment in the euro were a payment in an Agreed Currency). Prior to the occurrence of the event or events described in the preceding sentence, each amount payable hereunder in any Agreed Currency will, except as otherwise provided herein, continue to be payable only in that currency.

The Company agrees, at the request of any Lender, to compensate such Lender for any loss, cost, expense or reduction in return that such Lender shall reasonably determine shall be incurred or sustained by such Lender as a result of the replacement of any Agreed Currency by the euro and that would not have been incurred or sustained but for the transactions provided for herein. A certificate of any Lender setting forth such Lender's determination of the amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Lender shall be delivered to the Company and shall be conclusive absent manifest error so long as such determination is made on a reasonable basis. The Company shall pay such Lender the amount shown as due on any such certificate within ten (10) days after receipt thereof.

Section 2.05. Swingline Loans. (a) Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Swingline Lender may make (but shall not be required to make) Swingline Loans in Dollars to the Company from time to time during the Availability Period, in an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding that will not result in (i) the aggregate principal amount of outstanding Swingline Loans exceeding the Swingline Commitment, (ii) the Swingline Lender’s Revolving Credit Exposure exceeding its Commitment or (iii) the Dollar Amount of the Total Revolving Credit Exposure exceeding the Aggregate Commitment; provided that the Swingline Lender shall not be required to make a Swingline Loan to refinance an outstanding Swingline Loan. Within the foregoing limits and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Company may borrow, prepay and reborrow Swingline Loans.

(b) To request a Swingline Loan, the Company shall notify the Administrative Agent of such request by telephone (confirmed by telecopy of a Swingline Loan Request), not later than 2:00 p.m. on the day of a proposed Swingline Loan, it being understood that the Administrative Agent may rely on the authority of any individual making such telephonic request without the necessity of receipt of such written telecopy. Each such notice shall be irrevocable and shall specify the requested date (which shall be a Business Day) and principal amount of the requested Swingline Loan, which shall not be less than $100,000. The Administrative Agent will promptly advise the Swingline Lender of any such notice received from the Company. The Swingline Lender shall make each Swingline Loan to the Company by wire transfer to the Company’s bank account specified in the Swingline Loan Request (or, in the case of a Swingline Loan made to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement as provided in Section 2.06(e), by remittance to the relevant Issuing Bank) by 4:00 p.m. on the requested date of such Swingline Loan, unless the Administrative Agent shall have notified the Swingline Lender that any applicable condition specified in Article IV hereof has not been satisfied.

(c) The Swingline Lender may by written notice given to the Administrative Agent on any Business Day require the Lenders to acquire participations on such Business Day in all or a portion of the Swingline Loans outstanding. Such notice shall specify the aggregate amount of Swingline Loans in which Lenders will participate. Promptly upon receipt of such notice, the Administrative Agent will give notice thereof to each Lender, specifying in such notice such

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Lender’s Applicable Percentage of such Swingline Loan or Loans. Each Lender hereby absolutely and unconditionally agrees, upon receipt of notice as provided above, to pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Swingline Lender (whether or not the conditions specified in Article IV hereof are then satisfied), such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of such Swingline Loan or Loans, which payment shall be due by the time the Swingline Lender requests (which shall not be earlier than 3:00 p.m. on the Business Day next after the date the Lenders receive such notice from the Administrative Agent). Each Lender acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to acquire participations in Swingline Loans pursuant to this paragraph is absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including the occurrence and continuance of a Default or reduction or termination of the Commitments, and that each such payment shall be made without any offset, abatement, withholding or reduction whatsoever. Each Lender shall comply with its obligation under this paragraph by wire transfer of immediately available funds, in the same manner as provided in Section 2.07 with respect to Loans made by such Lender (and Section 2.07 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the payment obligations of the Lenders), and the Administrative Agent shall promptly pay to the Swingline Lender the amounts so received by it from the Lenders. The Administrative Agent shall notify the Company of any participations in any Swingline Loan acquired pursuant to this paragraph, and thereafter payments in respect of such Swingline Loan shall be made to the Administrative Agent and not to the Swingline Lender. Any amounts received by the Swingline Lender from the Company (or other party on behalf of the Company) in respect of a Swingline Loan after receipt by the Swingline Lender of the proceeds of a sale of participations therein shall be promptly remitted to the Administrative Agent; any such amounts received by the Administrative Agent shall be promptly remitted by the Administrative Agent to the Lenders that shall have made their payments pursuant to this paragraph and to the Swingline Lender, as their interests may appear; provided that any such payment so remitted shall be repaid to the Swingline Lender or to the Administrative Agent, as applicable, if and to the extent such payment is required to be refunded to the Company for any reason. The purchase of participations in a Swingline Loan pursuant to this paragraph shall not relieve the Company of any default in the payment thereof.

(d) The Swingline Lender may be replaced at any time by written agreement among the Company, the Administrative Agent, the replaced Swingline Lender and the successor Swingline Lender. The Administrative Agent shall notify the Lenders of any such replacement of the Swingline Lender. At the time any such replacement shall become effective, the Company shall pay all unpaid interest accrued for the account of the replaced Swingline Lender pursuant to Section 2.13(c). From and after the effective date of any such replacement, (x) the successor Swingline Lender shall have all the rights and obligations of the replaced Swingline Lender under this Agreement with respect to Swingline Loans made thereafter and (y) references herein to the term “Swingline Lender” shall be deemed to refer to such successor or to any previous Swingline Lender, or to such successor and all previous Swingline Lenders, as the context shall require. After the replacement of the Swingline Lender hereunder, the replaced Swingline Lender shall remain a party hereto and shall continue to have all the rights and obligations of a Swingline Lender under this Agreement with respect to Swingline Loans made by it prior to its replacement, but shall not be required to make additional Swingline Loans.

(e) Subject to the appointment and acceptance of a successor Swingline Lender (for the avoidance of doubt, in accordance with Section 2.05(d) above), the Swingline Lender may resign as Swingline Lender at any time upon thirty days’ prior written notice to the Administrative Agent, the Company and the Lenders, in which case, the Swingline Lender shall be replaced in accordance with Section 2.05(d) above.

Section 2.06. Letters of Credit. (a) General. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Company may request the issuance of Letters of Credit denominated in Agreed Currencies

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for its own account, in a form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the relevant Issuing Bank, at any time and from time to time during the Availability Period. In the event of any inconsistency between the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the terms and conditions of any form of letter of credit application or other agreement submitted by the Company to, or entered into by the Company with, an Issuing Bank relating to any Letter of Credit, the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall control. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, no Issuing Bank shall have an obligation hereunder to issue, and shall not issue, any Letter of Credit the proceeds of which would be made available to any Person (A) to fund any activity or business of or with any Sanctioned Person, or in any country or territory that, at the time of such funding, is the subject of any Sanctions or (B) in any manner that would result in a violation of any Sanctions by any party to this Agreement.

(b) Notice of Issuance, Amendment, Renewal, Extension; Certain Conditions. To request the issuance of a Letter of Credit (or the amendment, renewal or extension of an outstanding Letter of Credit), the Company shall, by 10:00 a.m. at least five Business Days prior to the proposed date of issuance (or such later date in advance of the proposed date of issuance as the relevant Issuing Bank may agree in its sole discretion), hand deliver or telecopy (or transmit by electronic communication, if arrangements for doing so have been approved by the relevant Issuing Bank) to the relevant Issuing Bank and the Administrative Agent (reasonably in advance of the requested date of issuance, amendment, renewal or extension) a notice requesting the issuance of a Letter of Credit, or identifying the Letter of Credit to be amended, renewed or extended, and specifying the date of issuance, amendment, renewal or extension (which shall be a Business Day), the date on which such Letter of Credit is to expire (which shall comply with paragraph (c) of this Section), the amount of such Letter of Credit, the Agreed Currency applicable thereto, the name and address of the beneficiary thereof and such other information as shall be necessary to prepare, amend, renew or extend such Letter of Credit. If requested by the relevant Issuing Bank, the Company also shall submit a letter of credit application on such Issuing Bank’s standard form in connection with any request for a Letter of Credit. Unless the relevant Issuing Bank shall have received notice from any Lender, the Administrative Agent or any Borrower, at least one day prior to the requested date of issuance, amendment or extension of the applicable Letter of Credit, that one or more applicable conditions in Article IV hereof are not satisfied, then subject to the terms and conditions hereof, a Letter of Credit shall be issued, amended, renewed or extended only if (and upon issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of each Letter of Credit the Company shall be deemed to represent and warrant that), after giving effect to such issuance, amendment, renewal or extension (i) subject to Sections 2.04 and 2.11(b), the Dollar Amount of the LC Exposure shall not exceed $75,000,000, (ii) subject to Sections 2.04 and 2.11(b), the Dollar Amount of the Total Revolving Credit Exposure shall not exceed the Aggregate Commitment, (iii) subject to Sections 2.04 and 2.11(b), the Dollar Amount of the total outstanding Revolving Loans and LC Exposure, in each case denominated in Foreign Currencies, shall not exceed the Foreign Currency Sublimit and (iv) subject to Sections 2.04 and 2.11(b), no Lender’s Revolving Credit Exposure shall exceed the Dollar Amount of its Commitment. Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything to the contrary contained herein, no Issuing Bank shall be obligated to issue or modify any Letter of Credit if, immediately after giving effect thereto, the outstanding LC Exposure in respect of all Letters of Credit issued by such Person and its Affiliates would exceed such Issuing Bank’s Issuing Bank Sublimit. Without limiting the foregoing and without affecting the limitations contained herein, it is understood and agreed that the Company may from time to time request that an Issuing Bank issue Letters of Credit in excess of its individual Issuing Bank Sublimit in effect at the time of such request, and each Issuing Bank agrees to consider any such request in good faith. In the event an Issuing Bank agrees to issue Letters of Credit in excess of its individual Issuing Bank Sublimit, it shall provide written notice thereof to the Administrative Agent and any other Issuing Bank. Any Letter of Credit so issued by an Issuing Bank in excess of its individual Issuing Bank Sublimit then in effect shall nonetheless constitute a Letter of Credit for all purposes of the Credit Agreement,

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and shall not affect the Issuing Bank Sublimit of any other Issuing Bank, subject to the limitations on the aggregate LC Exposure set forth in clause (i) of this Section 2.06(b). The Issuing Bank shall provide a copy of the issued Letter of Credit to the Administrative Agent within five Business Days after the issuance of such Letter of Credit.

(c) Expiration Date. Each Letter of Credit shall expire at or prior to the close of business on the earlier of (i) the date one year after the date of the issuance of such Letter of Credit (or, in the case of any renewal or extension thereof, one year after such renewal or extension) and (ii) the date that is five (5) Business Days prior to the Maturity Date; provided, however, that the expiry date of a Letter of Credit may be up to one (1) year later than the fifth Business Day prior to the Maturity Date if the Company has posted on or before the fifth Business Day prior to the Maturity Date cash collateral in an account with the Administrative Agent, in the name of the Administrative Agent and for the benefit of the Lenders (the “LC Collateral Account”) on terms and conditions satisfactory to the applicable Issuing Bank, JPMorgan and the Administrative Agent in an amount equal to 105% of the face amount of such Letter of Credit. The Borrowers hereby grant for the benefit of the Issuing Banks a security interest in all cash collateral pledged pursuant to this section or otherwise in this Agreement.

(d) Participations. By the issuance of a Letter of Credit (or an amendment to a Letter of Credit increasing the amount thereof) and without any further action on the part of the Issuing Banks or the Lenders, each Issuing Bank hereby grants to each Lender, and each Lender hereby acquires from each Issuing Bank, a participation in such Letter of Credit equal to such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the aggregate Dollar Amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit. In consideration and in furtherance of the foregoing, each Lender hereby absolutely and unconditionally agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the relevant Issuing Bank, such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of each LC Disbursement made by such Issuing Bank and not reimbursed by the Company on the date due as provided in paragraph (e) of this Section, or of any reimbursement payment required to be refunded to the Company for any reason. Each Lender acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to acquire participations pursuant to this paragraph in respect of Letters of Credit is absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including any amendment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit or the occurrence and continuance of a Default or reduction or termination of the Commitments, and that each such payment shall be made without any offset, abatement, withholding or reduction whatsoever.

(e) Reimbursement. If an Issuing Bank shall make any LC Disbursement in respect of a Letter of Credit, the Company shall reimburse such LC Disbursement by paying to the Administrative Agent in Dollars the Dollar Amount equal to such LC Disbursement, calculated as of the date such Issuing Bank made such LC Disbursement (or if such Issuing Bank shall so elect in its sole discretion by notice to the Company, in such other Agreed Currency which was paid by such Issuing Bank pursuant to such LC Disbursement in an amount equal to such LC Disbursement) not later than 12:00 noon on the date that such LC Disbursement is made, if the Company shall have received notice of such LC Disbursement prior to 10:00 a.m. on such date, or, if such notice has not been received by the Company prior to such time on such date, then not later than 12:00 noon on the Business Day immediately following the day that the Company receives such notice, if such notice is not received prior to such time on the day of receipt; provided that, if such LC Disbursement is not less than the Dollar Amount of $1,000,000, the Company may, subject to the conditions to borrowing set forth herein, request in accordance with Section 2.03 or 2.05 that such payment be financed with an ABR Revolving Borrowing or Swingline Loan in an equivalent Dollar Amount of such LC Disbursement and, to the extent so financed, the Company’s obligation to make such payment shall be discharged and replaced by the resulting ABR Revolving Borrowing or

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Swingline Loan. If the Company fails to make such payment when due, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Lender of the applicable LC Disbursement, the payment then due from the Company in respect thereof and such Lender’s Applicable Percentage thereof. Promptly following receipt of such notice, each Lender shall pay to the Administrative Agent its Applicable Percentage of the payment then due from the Company, in the same manner as provided in Section 2.07 with respect to Loans made by such Lender (and Section 2.07 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the payment obligations of the Lenders), and the Administrative Agent shall promptly pay to the relevant Issuing Bank the amounts so received by it from the Lenders. Promptly following receipt by the Administrative Agent of any payment from the Company pursuant to this paragraph, the Administrative Agent shall distribute such payment to the relevant Issuing Bank or, to the extent that Lenders have made payments pursuant to this paragraph to reimburse such Issuing Bank, then to such Lenders and such Issuing Bank as their interests may appear. Any payment made by a Lender pursuant to this paragraph to reimburse an Issuing Bank for any LC Disbursement (other than the funding of ABR Revolving Loans or a Swingline Loan as contemplated above) shall not constitute a Loan and shall not relieve the Company of its obligation to reimburse such LC Disbursement.

(f) Obligations Absolute. The Company’s obligation to reimburse LC Disbursements as provided in paragraph (e) of this Section shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable, and shall be performed strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement under any and all circumstances whatsoever including the following circumstances:

(i) any lack of validity or enforceability of any Letter of Credit or this Agreement, or any term or provision therein;

(ii) payment by any Issuing Bank or any of its Affiliates under a Letter of Credit against presentation of a demand, draft, certificate or other document that does not comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit;

(iii) any claim of breach of warranty that might be made by any Borrower or any Lender against any beneficiary of a Letter of Credit, or the existence of any claim, set-off, recoupment, counterclaim, crossclaim, defense or other right which any Borrower or any Lender may have at any time against a beneficiary, successor beneficiary any transferee or assignee of any Letter of Credit or the proceeds thereof (or any Persons for whom any such transferee may be acting), any Issuing Bank or any of its Affiliates or any Lender or any other Person, whether in connection with this Agreement, the transactions contemplated herein or any unrelated transaction (including any underlying transaction between any Borrower or its Subsidiaries and the beneficiary for which any Letter of Credit was procured);

(iv) the lack of power or authority of any signer of (or any defect in or forgery of any signature or endorsement on) or the form of or lack of validity, sufficiency, accuracy, enforceability or genuineness of any draft, demand, instrument, certificate or other document presented under or in connection with any Letter of Credit, or any fraud or alleged fraud in connection with any Letter of Credit, or the transport of any property or provision of services relating to a Letter of Credit, or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect, in each case even if any Issuing Bank or any of its Affiliates has been notified thereof;

(v) the solvency of, or any acts or omissions by, any beneficiary of any Letter of Credit, or any other Person having a role in any transaction or obligation relating to a Letter

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of Credit, or the existence, nature, quality, quantity, condition, value or other characteristic of any property or services relating to a Letter of Credit;

(vi) any failure by any Issuing Bank or any of its Affiliates to issue any Letter of Credit in the form requested by any Borrower, unless such Issuing Bank has received written notice from such Borrower of such failure within three Business Days after such Issuing Bank shall have furnished such Borrower and the Administrative Agent a copy of such Letter of Credit and such error is material and no drawing has been made thereon prior to receipt of such notice;

(vii) any adverse change in the business, assets, financial condition or operations of the Company and its Consolidated Subsidiaries, considered as a whole;

(viii) any breach of this Agreement or any other Loan Document by any party thereto;

(ix) the occurrence or continuance of an Bankruptcy Event with respect to any Borrower;

(x) the fact that an Event of Default or a Default shall have occurred and be continuing;

(xi) the fact that the Maturity Date shall have passed or this Agreement or the Commitments hereunder shall have been terminated; and

(xii) any other event or circumstance whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing, that might, but for the provisions of this Section, constitute a legal or equitable discharge of, or provide a right of setoff against, the Company’s obligations hereunder, any set-off, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right which such Lender may have against any Issuing Bank or any of its Affiliates, any Borrower or any other Person for any reason whatsoever, or which any Borrower may have against any Issuing Bank or any of its Affiliates, any Lender or any other Person for any reason whatsoever.

Except as otherwise provided, and subject to the specific limitations set forth, in this Agreement, each Borrower, as to any Letter of Credit issued for the account of such Borrower, hereby agrees to protect, indemnify, pay and save harmless the Issuing Banks and any of their respective Affiliates that has issued a Letter of Credit from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, liabilities, costs, Taxes (solely to the extent that such Taxes represent losses, claims or damages arising from any non-Tax claim) and related expenses, including the fees, charges and disbursements of any outside counsel, which such Issuing Bank or any of its Affiliates may incur or be subject to as a consequence, direct or indirect, of the issuance of any Letter of Credit, other than as a result of (A) the gross negligence or willful misconduct of such Issuing Bank as determined by a final non-appealable judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction or (B) the wrongful dishonor by such Issuing Bank or any of such Issuing Bank's Affiliates of a proper demand for payment made under any Letter of Credit, except if such dishonor resulted from any act or omission, whether rightful or wrongful, of any present or future de jure or de facto government or Governmental Authority.

As between any Borrower and any Issuing Bank, or any Issuing Bank's Affiliates, such Borrower assumes all risks of the acts and omissions of, or misuse of the Letters of Credit by, the respective beneficiaries of such Letters of Credit. In furtherance and not in limitation of the foregoing, no Issuing Bank shall be responsible for any of the following, including any losses or damages to any Borrower or

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other Person or property relating therefrom: (i) the form, validity, sufficiency, accuracy, genuineness or legal effect of any document submitted by any party in connection with the application for an issuance of any such Letter of Credit, even if it should in fact prove to be in any or all respects invalid, insufficient, inaccurate, fraudulent or forged (even if the relevant Issuing Bank or its Affiliates shall have been notified thereof); (ii) the validity or sufficiency of any instrument transferring or assigning or purporting to transfer or assign any such 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; (iii) the failure of the beneficiary of any such Letter of Credit, or any other party to which such Letter of Credit may be transferred, to comply fully with any conditions required in order to draw upon such Letter of Credit or any other claim of any Borrower against any beneficiary of such Letter of Credit, or any such transferee, or any dispute between or among any Borrower and any beneficiary of any Letter of Credit or any such transferee; (iv) errors, omissions, interruptions or delays in transmission or delivery of any messages, by mail, cable, telegraph, telex or otherwise, whether or not they be in cipher; (v) errors in interpretation of technical terms; (vi) any loss or delay in the transmission or otherwise of any document required in order to make a drawing under any such Letter of Credit or of the proceeds thereof; (vii) the misapplication by the beneficiary of any such Letter of Credit of the proceeds of any drawing under such Letter of Credit; or (viii) any consequences arising from causes beyond the control of any Issuing Bank or its Affiliates, as applicable, including any act or omission of any Governmental Authority, and none of the above shall affect or impair, or prevent the vesting of, any of any Issuing Bank's or its Affiliates rights or powers hereunder. Nothing in the preceding sentence shall relieve any Issuing Bank from liability for such Issuing Bank's gross negligence or willful misconduct in connection with actions or omissions described in such clauses (i) through (viii) of such sentence. In no event shall any Issuing Bank or its Affiliates be liable to any Borrower for any indirect, consequential, incidental, punitive, exemplary or special damages or expenses (including without limitation attorneys' fees), or for any damages resulting from any change in the value of any property relating to a Letter of Credit.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, each Issuing Bank and each of its Affiliates (i) may rely on any oral or other communication believed in good faith by such Issuing Bank or such Affiliate to have been authorized or given by or on behalf of the applicant for a Letter of Credit, (ii) may honor any presentation if the documents presented on their face substantially comply with the terms and conditions of the relevant Letter of Credit; (iii) may honor a previously dishonored presentation under a Letter of Credit, whether such dishonor was pursuant to a court order, to settle or compromise any claim of wrongful dishonor, or otherwise, and shall be entitled to reimbursement to the same extent as if such presentation had initially been honored, together with any interest paid by such Issuing Bank or its Affiliate; (iv) may honor any drawing that is payable upon presentation of a statement advising negotiation or payment, upon receipt of such statement (even if such statement indicates that a draft or other document is being delivered separately), and shall not be liable for any failure of any such draft or other document to arrive, or to conform in any way with the relevant Letter of Credit; (v) may pay any paying or negotiating bank claiming that it rightfully honored under the laws or practices of the place where such bank is located; and (vi) may settle or adjust any claim or demand made on such Issuing Bank or its Affiliate in any way related to any order issued at the applicant's request to an air carrier, a letter of guarantee or of indemnity issued to a carrier or any similar document and honor any drawing in connection with any Letter of Credit that is the subject of such order, notwithstanding that any drafts or other documents presented in connection with such Letter of Credit fail to conform in any way with such Letter of Credit.

In furtherance and extension and not in limitation of the specific provisions set forth above, any action taken or omitted by any Issuing Bank or its Affiliates under or in connection with the Letters of Credit issued by it or any documents and certificates delivered thereunder, if taken or omitted in good faith, shall not put any Issuing Bank or its Affiliates under any resulting liability to any Borrower or any Lender.

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(g) Disbursement Procedures. Each Issuing Bank shall, promptly following its receipt thereof, examine all documents purporting to represent a demand for payment under a Letter of Credit. Each Issuing Bank shall promptly notify the Administrative Agent and the Company by telephone (confirmed by telecopy) of such demand for payment and whether such Issuing Bank has made or will make an LC Disbursement thereunder; provided that any failure to give or delay in giving such notice shall not relieve the Company of its obligation to reimburse such Issuing Bank and the Lenders with respect to any such LC Disbursement.

(h) Interim Interest. If an Issuing Bank shall make any LC Disbursement, then, unless the Company shall reimburse such LC Disbursement in full on the date such LC Disbursement is made, the unpaid amount thereof shall bear interest, for each day from and including the date such LC Disbursement is made to but excluding the date that the Company reimburses such LC Disbursement, at the rate per annum then applicable to ABR Revolving Loans; provided that, if the Company fails to reimburse such LC Disbursement when due pursuant to paragraph (e) of this Section, then Section 2.13(d) shall apply. Interest accrued pursuant to this paragraph shall be for the account of the relevant Issuing Bank, except that interest accrued on and after the date of payment by any Lender pursuant to paragraph (e) of this Section to reimburse an Issuing Bank shall be for the account of such Lender to the extent of such payment.

(i) Replacement and Resignation of Issuing Bank.

(i) An Issuing Bank may be replaced at any time by written agreement among the Company, the Administrative Agent, the replaced Issuing Bank and the successor Issuing Bank. The Administrative Agent shall notify the Lenders of any such replacement of an Issuing Bank. At the time any such replacement shall become effective, the Company shall pay all unpaid fees accrued for the account of the replaced Issuing Bank pursuant to Section 2.12(b). From and after the effective date of any such replacement, (i) the successor Issuing Bank shall have all the rights and obligations of the Issuing Banks under this Agreement with respect to Letters of Credit to be issued thereafter and (ii) references herein to the term “Issuing Bank” shall be deemed to refer to such successor or to any previous Issuing Bank, or to such successor and all previous Issuing Banks, as the context shall require. After the replacement of an Issuing Bank hereunder, the replaced Issuing Bank shall remain a party hereto and shall continue to have all the rights and obligations of an Issuing Bank under this Agreement with respect to Letters of Credit then outstanding and issued by it prior to such replacement, but shall not be required to issue additional Letters of Credit.

(ii) An Issuing Bank may resign as an Issuing Bank at any time upon thirty days’ prior written notice to the Administrative Agent, the Company and the Lenders; provided, that at any time there is only one Issuing Bank, the resignation of such Issuing Bank shall be subject to the appointment and acceptance of a replacement Issuing Bank in accordance with Section 2.06(i)(i) above; provided, further, that at any time there are multiple Issuing Banks that each wish to resign as an Issuing Bank contemporaneously, no such resignation shall take effect until the appointment and acceptance of at least one replacement Issuing Bank in accordance with Section 2.06(i)(i) above; provided, further, that no Issuing Bank may resign pursuant to the foregoing unless, after giving effect to any such resignation, the obligations of the Issuing Banks to issue or maintain Letters of Credit hereunder are at least $50,000,000 in the aggregate. Notwithstanding any resignation of an Issuing Bank, any Letters of Credit then outstanding and issued by it shall remain outstanding until the expiration thereof; provided, that no such Letter of Credit may be renewed (including pursuant to any automatic renewal provision contained therein), extended or otherwise

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amended to expire upon a date later than the expiry date of such Letter of Credit as of the date of the resignation of the applicable Issuing Bank.

(j) Cash Collateralization. If any Event of Default shall occur and be continuing, on the Business Day that the Company receives notice from the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders (or, if the maturity of the Loans has been accelerated, Lenders with LC Exposure representing greater than 50% of the total LC Exposure) demanding the deposit of cash collateral pursuant to this paragraph, the Company shall deposit in the LC Collateral Account an amount in Dollars in cash equal to 105% of the Dollar Amount of the LC Exposure as of such date plus any accrued and unpaid interest thereon; provided that the obligation to deposit such cash collateral shall become effective immediately, and such deposit shall become immediately due and payable, without demand or other notice of any kind, upon the occurrence of any Event of Default with respect to the Company described in clause (e) or (f) of Article VII. For the purposes of this paragraph, the Dollar Amount of the Foreign Currency LC Exposure shall be calculated on the date notice demanding cash collateralization is delivered to the Company. The Company also shall deposit cash collateral pursuant to this paragraph as and to the extent required by Section 2.11(b). Such deposit shall be held by the Administrative Agent as collateral for the payment and performance of the Obligations. The Administrative Agent shall have exclusive dominion and control, including the exclusive right of withdrawal, over such account. Other than any interest earned on the investment of such deposits, which investments shall be made at the option and sole discretion of the Administrative Agent and at the Company’s risk and expense, such deposits shall not bear interest. Interest or profits, if any, on such investments shall accumulate in such account. Moneys in such account shall be applied by the Administrative Agent to reimburse the Issuing Banks for LC Disbursements for which they have not been reimbursed and, to the extent not so applied, shall be held for the satisfaction of the reimbursement obligations of the Company for the LC Exposure at such time or, if the maturity of the Loans has been accelerated (but subject to the consent of Lenders with LC Exposure representing greater than 50% of the total LC Exposure), be applied to satisfy other Obligations. If the Company is required to provide an amount of cash collateral hereunder as a result of the occurrence of an Event of Default, such amount (to the extent not applied as aforesaid) shall be returned to the Company within three (3) Business Days after all Events of Default have been cured or waived.

Section 2.07. Funding of Borrowings. (a) Each Lender shall make each Loan to be made by it hereunder on the proposed date thereof by wire transfer of immediately available funds (i) in the case of Loans denominated in Dollars, by 2:00 p.m., to the account of the Administrative Agent most recently designated by it for such purpose by notice to the Lenders and (ii) in the case of each Loan denominated in a Foreign Currency, by 2:00 p.m., in the city of the Administrative Agent’s Payment Office for such currency and at such Payment Office for such currency; provided that Swingline Loans shall be made as provided in Section 2.05. The Administrative Agent will make such Loans available to the relevant Borrower by promptly crediting the amounts so received, in like funds, to (x) an account of the Company maintained with the Administrative Agent in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and designated by the Company in the applicable Borrowing Request, in the case of Loans denominated in Dollars and (y) an account of such Borrower in the relevant jurisdiction and designated by such Borrower in the applicable Borrowing Request, in the case of Loans denominated in a Foreign Currency; provided that ABR Revolving Loans made to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement as provided in Section 2.06(e) shall be remitted by the Administrative Agent to the relevant Issuing Bank.

(b) Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the proposed date of any Borrowing that such Lender will not make available to the 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 paragraph (a) of this Section

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and may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the relevant 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 such Borrower severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to such Borrower to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at (i) in the case of such Lender, the greater of the Federal Funds Effective Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation or (ii) in the case of such Borrower, the interest rate applicable to ABR Loans. If such Lender pays such amount to the Administrative Agent, then such amount shall constitute such Lender’s Loan included in such Borrowing.

Section 2.08. Interest Elections. (a) Each Revolving Borrowing initially shall be of the Type specified in the applicable Borrowing Request and, in the case of a Eurocurrency Revolving Borrowing, shall have an initial Interest Period as specified in such Borrowing Request. Thereafter, the relevant Borrower may elect to convert such Borrowing to a different Type or to continue such Borrowing and, in the case of a Eurocurrency Revolving Borrowing, may elect Interest Periods therefor, all as provided in this Section. A Borrower may elect different options with respect to different portions of the affected Borrowing, in which case each such portion shall be allocated ratably among the Lenders holding the Loans comprising such Borrowing, and the Loans comprising each such portion shall be considered a separate Borrowing. This Section shall not apply to Swingline Borrowings, which may not be converted or continued.

(b) To make an election pursuant to this Section, a Borrower, or the Company on its behalf, shall notify the Administrative Agent of such election (by telephone or irrevocable written notice in the case of a Borrowing denominated in Dollars or by irrevocable written notice (via an Interest Election Request in a form approved by the Administrative Agent and signed by such Borrower, or the Company on its behalf) in the case of a Borrowing denominated in a Foreign Currency) by the time that a Borrowing Request would be required under Section 2.03 if such Borrower were requesting a Revolving Borrowing of the Type resulting from such election to be made on the effective date of such election. Each such telephonic Interest Election Request shall be irrevocable and shall be confirmed promptly by hand delivery or telecopy to the Administrative Agent of a written Interest Election Request in a form approved by the Administrative Agent and signed by the relevant Borrower, or the Company on its behalf. Notwithstanding any contrary provision herein, this Section shall not be construed to permit any Borrower to (i) change the currency of any Borrowing, (ii) elect an Interest Period for Eurocurrency Loans that does not comply with Section 2.02(d) or (iii) convert any Borrowing to a Borrowing of a Type not available under such Borrowing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(e) If the relevant Borrower fails to deliver a timely Interest Election Request with respect to a Eurocurrency Revolving Borrowing prior to the end of the Interest Period applicable thereto, then, unless such Borrowing is repaid as provided herein, at the end of such Interest Period (i) in the case of a Borrowing denominated in Dollars, such Borrowing shall be converted to an ABR Borrowing and (ii) in the case of a Borrowing denominated in a Foreign Currency in respect of which the applicable Borrower shall have failed to deliver an Interest Election Request prior to the third (3rd) Business Day preceding the end of such Interest Period, such Borrowing shall automatically continue as a Eurocurrency Borrowing in the same Agreed Currency with an Interest Period of one month unless such Eurocurrency Borrowing is or was repaid in accordance with Section 2.11. Notwithstanding any contrary provision hereof, if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and the Administrative Agent, at the request of the Required Lenders, so notifies the Company, then, so long as an Event of Default is continuing (i) no outstanding Revolving Borrowing denominated in Dollars may be converted to or continued as a Eurocurrency Borrowing, (ii) unless repaid, each Eurocurrency Revolving Borrowing denominated in Dollars shall be converted to an ABR Borrowing at the end of the Interest Period applicable thereto and (iii) unless repaid, each Eurocurrency Revolving Borrowing denominated in a Foreign Currency shall automatically be continued as a Eurocurrency Borrowing with an Interest Period of one month.

(f) The Company may call the Administrative Agent on or before the date on which an Interest Election Request is to be delivered to receive an indication of the rates and the applicable currency exchange rates then in effect, but it is acknowledged that such projection shall not be binding on the Administrative Agent or the Lenders nor affect the rate of interest which thereafter is actually in effect when the election is made.

Section 2.09. Termination and Reduction of Commitments. (a) Unless previously terminated, the Commitments shall terminate on the Maturity Date.

(b) The Company may at any time terminate, or from time to time reduce, the Commitments; provided that (i) each reduction of the Commitments shall be in an amount that is an integral multiple of $5,000,000 and not less than $1,000,000 and (ii) the Company shall not terminate or reduce the Commitments if, after giving effect to any concurrent prepayment of the Loans in accordance with Section 2.11, the Dollar Amount of the Total Revolving Credit Exposure would exceed the Aggregate Commitment.

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(c) The Company shall notify the Administrative Agent of any election to terminate or reduce the Commitments under paragraph (b) of this Section at least five (5) Business Days prior to the effective date of such termination or reduction, specifying such election and the effective date thereof. Promptly following receipt of any notice, the Administrative Agent shall advise the Lenders of the contents thereof. Each notice delivered by the Company pursuant to this Section shall be irrevocable; provided that a notice of termination of the Commitments delivered by the Company may state that such notice is conditioned upon the effectiveness of other credit facilities, in which case such notice may be revoked by the Company (by notice to the Administrative Agent prior to, or by 10:00 a.m. on, the specified effective date) if such condition is not satisfied. Any termination or reduction of the Commitments shall be permanent. Each reduction of the Commitments shall be made ratably among the Lenders in accordance with their respective Commitments. The Borrowers shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders on the date of each termination or reduction of the Commitments any fees accrued through the date of such termination or reduction on the amount of the Commitments so terminated or reduced.

Section 2.10. Repayment of Loans; Evidence of Debt. (a) (i) Each Borrower hereby unconditionally promises to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender the then unpaid principal amount of each Revolving Loan made to such Borrower on the Maturity Date in the currency of such Loan, together with all outstanding interest thereon and (ii) the Company hereby unconditionally promises to pay to the Swingline Lender the then unpaid principal amount of each Swingline Loan, together with all outstanding interest thereon, on demand by the Swingline Lender.

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

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

(d) The entries made in the accounts maintained pursuant to paragraph (b) or (c) of this Section shall be prima facie evidence of the existence and amounts of the obligations recorded therein; provided that the failure of any Lender or the Administrative Agent to maintain such accounts or any error therein shall not in any manner affect the obligation of any Borrower to repay the Loans in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

(e) Any Lender may request that Loans made by it to any Borrower be evidenced by a promissory note; provided that if any Lender so requests a promissory note, the Borrowers will issue a promissory note to each Lender. In such event, the relevant Borrower shall prepare, execute and deliver to each Lender a promissory note payable to the order of such Lender (or, if requested by such Lender, to such Lender and its registered assigns) and in a form approved by the Administrative Agent. Thereafter, the Loans evidenced by such promissory note and interest thereon shall at all times (including after assignment pursuant to Section 9.04) be represented by one or more promissory notes in such form payable to the order of the payee named therein (or, if any such promissory note is a registered note, to such payee and its registered assigns).

Section 2.11. Prepayment of Loans.

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(a) Any Borrower shall have the right at any time and from time to time to prepay any Borrowing in whole or in part, subject to prior notice in accordance with the provisions of this Section 2.11(a). The applicable Borrower, or the Company on behalf of the applicable Borrower, shall notify the Administrative Agent (and, in the case of prepayment of a Swingline Loan, the Swingline Lender) by telephone (confirmed by telecopy) of any prepayment hereunder (i) in the case of prepayment of a Eurocurrency Revolving Borrowing, not later than three (3) Business Days (in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in Dollars) or four (4) Business Days (in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in a Foreign Currency), in each case before the date of prepayment or (ii) in the case of prepayment of an ABR Revolving Borrowing or a Swingline Loan, not later than 12:00 noon on the date of prepayment. Each such notice shall be irrevocable and shall specify the prepayment date and the principal amount of each Borrowing or portion thereof to be prepaid; provided that, if a notice of prepayment is given in connection with a conditional notice of termination of the Commitments as contemplated by Section 2.09, then such notice of prepayment may be revoked if such notice of termination is revoked in accordance with Section 2.09. Promptly following receipt of any such notice relating to a Revolving Borrowing, the Administrative Agent shall advise the Lenders of the contents thereof. Each partial prepayment of any Revolving Borrowing shall be in an amount that would be permitted in the case of an advance of a Revolving Borrowing of the same Type as provided in Section 2.02. Each prepayment of a Revolving Borrowing shall be applied ratably to the Loans included in the prepaid Borrowing. Prepayments shall be accompanied by (i) accrued interest to the extent required by Section 2.13 and (ii) break funding payments pursuant to Section 2.16.

(b) If at any time, (i) other than as a result of fluctuations in currency exchange rates, (A) the sum of the aggregate principal Dollar Amount of all of the Revolving Credit Exposures (calculated, with respect to those Credit Events denominated in Foreign Currencies, as of the most recent Computation Date with respect to each such Credit Event) exceeds the Aggregate Commitment or (B) the sum of the aggregate principal Dollar Amount of all of the outstanding Revolving Credit Exposures denominated in Foreign Currencies (the “Foreign Currency Exposure”) (so calculated), as of the most recent Computation Date with respect to each such Credit Event, exceeds the Foreign Currency Sublimit or (ii) solely as a result of fluctuations in currency exchange rates, the Foreign Currency Exposure, as of the most recent Computation Date with respect to each such Credit Event, exceeds 105% of the Foreign Currency Sublimit, the Borrowers shall in each case immediately repay Borrowings or cash collateralize LC Exposure in an account with the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.06(j), as applicable, in an aggregate principal amount sufficient to cause (x) the aggregate Dollar Amount of all Revolving Credit Exposures (so calculated) to be less than or equal to the Aggregate Commitment and (y) the Foreign Currency Exposure to be less than or equal to the Foreign Currency Sublimit, as applicable.

Section 2.12. Fees. (a) The Company agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender a facility fee in Dollars, which shall accrue at the Applicable Rate on the daily amount of the Commitment of such Lender (whether used or unused) during the period from and including the Effective Date to but excluding the date on which such Commitment terminates; provided that, if such Lender continues to have any Revolving Credit Exposure after its Commitment terminates, then such facility fee shall continue to accrue on the daily amount of such Lender’s Revolving Credit Exposure from and including the date on which its Commitment terminates to but excluding the date on which such Lender ceases to have any Revolving Credit Exposure. Accrued facility fees shall be payable quarterly in arrears on each Payment Date, commencing on the first such date to occur after the date hereof; provided that any facility fees accruing after the date on which the Commitments terminate shall be payable on demand. All facility fees shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days and shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day).

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(b) The Company agrees to pay (i) to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender a participation fee with respect to its participations in Letters of Credit, which shall accrue at the same Applicable Rate used to determine the interest rate applicable to Eurocurrency Revolving Loans on such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the face amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit during the period from and including the Effective Date to but excluding the later of the date on which such Lender’s Commitment terminates and the date on which such Lender ceases to have any LC Exposure and (ii) to each Issuing Bank for its own account a fronting fee, which shall accrue at the rate of 0.125% per annum on the face amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit issued by each Issuing Bank during the period from and including the Effective Date to but excluding the later of the date of termination of the Commitments and the date on which there ceases to be any LC Exposure, as well as each Issuing Bank’s standard fees and commissions with respect to the issuance, amendment, cancellation, negotiation, maintenance, transfer, presentment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit or processing of drawings thereunder. Unless otherwise specified above, participation fees and fronting fees shall be payable quarterly in arrears on each Payment Date, commencing on the first such date to occur after the date hereof; provided that any such fees accruing after the date on which the Commitments terminate shall be payable on demand. Any other fees payable to the Issuing Banks pursuant to this paragraph shall be payable on demand. All participation fees and fronting fees shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days and shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day). Participation fees and fronting fees shall be paid in Dollars.

(c) The Company agrees to pay to (i) the Administrative Agent, for its own account, fees payable in the amounts and at the times separately agreed upon between the Company and the Administrative Agent and (ii) JPMorgan, for its own account, fees payable in the amounts and at the times separately agreed upon between the Company and JPMorgan.

(d) All fees payable hereunder shall be paid on the dates due, in Dollars (except as otherwise expressly provided in this Section 2.12) and immediately available funds, to the Administrative Agent (or to the Issuing Banks or JPMorgan, in the case of fees payable to them) for distribution, in the case of facility fees and participation fees, to the Lenders. Fees paid shall not be refundable under any circumstances.

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

(b) The Loans comprising each Eurocurrency Borrowing shall bear interest at the applicable Eurocurrency Rate for the Interest Period in effect for such Borrowing plus the Applicable Rate.

(c) The Loans comprising each Swingline Loan shall bear interest at the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR Rate plus the Applicable Rate then in effect for a Eurocurrency Borrowing.

(d) Notwithstanding the foregoing, upon the occurrence and continuance of any Event of Default, all outstanding amounts shall bear interest, after as well as before judgment, at a rate per annum equal to (i) in the case of principal of any Loan, 2% plus the rate otherwise applicable to such Loan as provided in the preceding paragraphs of this Section or (ii) in the case of any other amount, 2% plus the rate applicable to ABR Loans as provided in paragraph (a) of this Section. Each Borrower acknowledges that the increase in rates referred to in this Section 2.13(d) reflects, among other things, the fact that such Loans or other amounts have become a substantially greater risk given their default status and that the Lenders are entitled to additional compensation for such

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risk; and all such interest shall be payable by the Borrowers upon demand by the Administrative Agent.

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

(f) All computations of interest for Alternate Base Rate Loans (including Alternate Base Rate Loans determined by reference to Daily Simple SOFR) 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 or, in the case of interest in respect of Loans denominated in Agreed Currencies as to which market practice differs from the foregoing, in accordance with such market practice. The applicable Borrower may call the Administrative Agent on or before the date on which a Borrowing Request is to be delivered to receive an indication of the rates then in effect, but it is acknowledged that such projection shall not be binding on the Administrative Agent or the Lenders nor affect the rate of interest which thereafter is actually in effect when the election is made.

(g) The Company shall pay to each Lender (i) as long as such Lender shall be required to maintain reserves with respect to liabilities or assets consisting of or including eurocurrency funds or deposits, additional interest on the unpaid principal amount of each Loan under the Eurocurrency Rate equal to the actual costs of such reserves allocated to such Loan by such Lender (as determined by such Lender in good faith, which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error), and (ii) as long as such Lender shall be required to comply with any reserve ratio requirement under Regulation D or under any similar, successor or analogous requirement of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (or any successor) or any other central banking or financial regulatory authority imposed in respect of the maintenance of the Commitments or the funding of the Loans under the Eurocurrency Rate, such additional costs (expressed as a percentage per annum and rounded upwards, if necessary, to the nearest five decimal places) equal to the actual costs allocated to such Commitment or Loan by such Lender (as determined by such Lender in good faith, which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error), which in each case shall be due and payable on each date on which interest is payable on such Loan; provided that in each case the Company shall have received at least ten days’ prior notice (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) of such additional interest or costs from such Lender. If a Lender fails to give notice ten days prior to the relevant Interest Payment Date, such additional interest or costs shall be due and payable ten days from receipt of such notice. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, the Company shall only be required to pay such additional costs to the same extent and in the same manner that such additional costs are being assessed against and paid by similarly situated borrowers.

Section 2.14. Alternate Rate of Interest.

(a) Unascertainable; Increased Costs. If, on or prior to the first day of an Interest Period (or, in the case of clause (iii), prior to advancing any Swingline Loan):

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(i) the Administrative Agent shall have determined (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) (x) that by reason of circumstances affecting any applicable offshore interbank market for the applicable Agreed Currency, the “Applicable Reference Rate” (whether in Dollars or a Foreign Currency) cannot be determined pursuant to the definition thereof, including, without limitation, because the Applicable Reference Rate for the applicable Agreed Currency is not available or published on a current basis or (y) a fundamental change has occurred in the foreign exchange or interbank markets with respect to such Foreign Currency (including, without limitation, changes in national or international financial, political or economic conditions or currency exchange rates or exchange controls), or

(ii) the Required Lenders determine that for any reason in connection with any request for a Eurocurrency Borrowing (whether denominated in Dollars or a Foreign Currency) or a conversion thereto or a continuation thereof that (A) solely with respect to Eurocurrency Borrowings denominated in a Foreign Currency, deposits in such Foreign Currency are not available to any Lender in connection with such Borrowing or being offered to banks in the applicable offshore interbank market for the applicable Foreign Currency, amount and Interest Period (if applicable) of such Borrowing, or (B) the applicable Eurocurrency Rate (including the Term SOFR Rate) for any requested Agreed Currency or Interest Period (if applicable) with respect to a proposed Borrowing does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of funding, establishing or maintaining such Borrowing during the applicable Interest Period,

(iii) the Administrative Agent shall have determined (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) that Daily Simple SOFR cannot be determined pursuant to the definition thereof or the Required Lenders determine that for any reason in connection with any request for a Swingline Loan that Daily Simple SOFR with respect to a Swingline Loan Request does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of funding, establishing or maintaining such Swingline Loan during the applicable Interest Period,

then the Administrative Agent shall have the rights specified in Section 2.14(c).

(b) Illegality. If at any time any Lender shall have determined that the making, maintenance or funding of any Loan to which a Eurocurrency Rate or Daily Simple SOFR applies, has been made impracticable or unlawful by compliance by such Lender in good faith with any law or any interpretation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority or with any request or directive of any such Governmental Authority (whether or not having the force of law), then the Administrative Agent shall have the rights specified in Section 2.14(c).

(c) Administrative Agent's and Lenders’ Rights. In the case of any event specified in Section 2.14(a) above, the Administrative Agent shall promptly so notify the Lenders and the Company thereof, and in the case of an event specified in Section 2.14(b) above, such Lender shall promptly so notify the Administrative Agent thereof, and the Administrative Agent shall promptly send copies of such notice to the other Lenders and the Company. Upon such date as shall be specified in such notice (which shall not be earlier than the date such notice is given), the obligation of (A) the Lenders, in the case of such notice given by the Administrative Agent, or (B) such Lender, in the case of such notice given by such Lender, to allow the applicable Borrower to select, convert to, or renew a Eurocurrency Borrowing or select an Agreed Currency (as applicable) shall be suspended until the Administrative Agent shall have later notified the Company, or such Lender shall have later notified the Administrative Agent, of the Administrative Agent's or such Lender's, as the case may be, determination that the circumstances giving rise to such previous determination no longer exist. If at any time the Administrative Agent makes a determination under Section 2.14(a) and any Borrower has previously notified the Administrative Agent of its selection of,

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conversion to or renewal of a Eurocurrency Borrowing and such interest rate has not yet gone into effect, such notification shall be deemed to provide for selection of, conversion to or renewal of the Alternate Base Rate otherwise available with respect to such Loans. If any Lender notifies the Administrative Agent of a determination under Section 2.14(b), the Company shall, subject to the Borrowers' obligations under Section 2.16, as to any Loan of the Lender to which the Eurocurrency Rate or Daily Simple SOFR applies, on the date specified in such notice either convert such Loan to the Alternate Base Rate otherwise available with respect to such Loan or prepay such Loan in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Absent due notice from the Company of conversion or prepayment, such Loan shall automatically be converted to the Alternate Base Rate otherwise available with respect to such Loan upon such specified date.

(d) Benchmark Replacement Setting.

(i) Benchmark Replacement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, if a Benchmark Transition Event and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred prior to the Reference Time in respect of any setting of the then-current Benchmark for any Agreed Currency, then (x) if a Benchmark Replacement is determined in accordance with clause (a)(2) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement” for such Benchmark Replacement Date, such Benchmark Replacement will replace such Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in respect of such Benchmark setting and subsequent Benchmark settings without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document and (y) if a Benchmark Replacement is determined in accordance with clause (a)(3) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement” for such Benchmark Replacement Date, such Benchmark Replacement will replace such Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in respect of any Benchmark setting at or after 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the fifth (5th) Business Day after the date notice of such Benchmark Replacement is provided to the Lenders without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document so long as the Administrative Agent has not received, by such time, written notice of objection to such Benchmark Replacement from Lenders comprising the Required Lenders.

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

(iii) Notices; Standards for Decisions and Determinations. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Company and the Lenders of (A) any occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event and its related Benchmark Replacement Date, (B) the implementation of any Benchmark Replacement, (C) the effectiveness of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes, (D) the removal or reinstatement of any tenor of a Benchmark pursuant to paragraph (v) below and (E) the commencement or conclusion of any Benchmark Unavailability Period. Any determination, decision or election that may be made by the Administrative Agent or, if applicable, any Lender (or group of Lenders) pursuant to this Section titled “Benchmark Replacement Setting,” including any

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determination with respect to a tenor, rate or adjustment or of the occurrence or non-occurrence of an event, circumstance or date and any decision to take or refrain from taking any action or any selection, will be conclusive and binding absent manifest error and may be made in its or their sole discretion and without consent from any other party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document, except, in each case, as expressly required pursuant to this Section titled “Benchmark Replacement Setting.”

(iv) Unavailability of Tenor of Benchmark. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, at any time (including in connection with the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement) and for Eurocurrency Borrowings in any Agreed Currency, (A) if the then-current Benchmark is a term rate (including Term SOFR or the Applicable Reference Rate) and either (1) any tenor for such Benchmark is not displayed on a screen or other information service that publishes such rate from time to time as selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion or (2) the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark has provided a public statement or publication of information announcing that any tenor for such Benchmark is or will be no longer representative, then the Administrative Agent may modify the definition of “Interest Period” (or any similar or analogous definition) for any Benchmark settings at or after such time to remove such unavailable or non-representative tenor and (B) if a tenor that was removed pursuant to clause (A) above either (1) is subsequently displayed on a screen or information service for a Benchmark (including a Benchmark Replacement) or (2) is not, or is no longer, subject to an announcement that it is or will no longer be representative for a Benchmark (including a Benchmark Replacement), then the Administrative Agent may modify the definition of “Interest Period” (or any similar or analogous definition) for all Benchmark settings at or after such time to reinstate such previously removed tenor.

(v) Benchmark Unavailability Period. Upon the Company’s receipt of notice of the commencement of a Benchmark Unavailability Period, a Borrower may revoke any request for a Loan bearing interest based on the Eurocurrency Rate or Daily Simple SOFR, as applicable, or conversion to or continuation of Loans bearing interest based on the Eurocurrency Rate to be made, converted or continued during any Benchmark Unavailability Period and, failing that, (A) (1) in the case of any request for a Eurocurrency Borrowing in Dollars or any Swingline Loan, the applicable Borrower will be deemed to have converted any such request into a request for a Loan or conversion to Loans bearing interest under the Alternate Base Rate and (2) in the case of any request for a Eurocurrency Borrowing in a Foreign Currency, then such request shall be ineffective and (B)(1) any outstanding affected Eurocurrency Borrowings or Swingline Loans denominated in Dollars will be deemed to have been converted into Loans bearing interest under the Alternate Base Rate at the end of the applicable Interest Period and (2) any outstanding affected Eurocurrency Borrowings denominated in a Foreign Currency, at the Borrower’s election, shall either (I) be converted into Loans bearing interest under the Base Rate Option denominated in Dollars (in an amount equal to the Dollar Amount of such Foreign Currency) at the end of the applicable Interest Period or (II) be prepaid at the end of the applicable Interest Period in full; provided that if no election is made by the applicable Borrower by the earlier of (x) the date that is three Business Days after receipt by the Company of such notice and (y) the last day of the current Interest Period for the applicable Eurocurrency Borrowing, such Borrower shall be deemed to have elected clause (I) above. During any Benchmark Unavailability Period or at any time that a tenor for the then-current Benchmark is not an Available Tenor, the component of the Alternate Base Rate based

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upon the then-current Benchmark or such tenor for such Benchmark, as applicable, will not be used in any determination of the Alternate Base Rate.

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

(i) impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve, special deposit, liquidity or similar requirements (including any compulsory loan requirement, insurance charge or other assessment) against assets of, deposits with or for the account of, or credit extended by, any Lender or any Issuing Bank;

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

(iii) subject any Recipient to any Taxes (other than (A) Indemnified Taxes, (B) Taxes described in clauses (b) through (d) of the definition of Excluded Taxes and (C) Connection Income Taxes) on its loans, loan principal, letters of credit, commitments, or other obligations, or its deposits, reserves, other liabilities or capital attributable thereto;

and the result of any of the foregoing shall be to increase the cost to such Lender or such other Recipient of making, continuing, converting into or maintaining any Loan or of maintaining its obligation to make any such Loan (including, without limitation, pursuant to any conversion of any Borrowing denominated in an Agreed Currency into a Borrowing denominated in any other Agreed Currency) or to increase the cost to such Lender, such Issuing Bank or such other Recipient of participating in, issuing or maintaining any Letter of Credit (including, without limitation, pursuant to any conversion of any Borrowing denominated in an Agreed Currency into a Borrowing denominated in any other Agreed Currency) or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by such Lender, such Issuing Bank or such other Recipient hereunder, whether of principal, interest or otherwise (including, without limitation, pursuant to any conversion of any Borrowing denominated in an Agreed Currency into a Borrowing denominated in any other Agreed Currency), then the applicable Borrower will pay to such Lender, such Issuing Bank or such other Recipient, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender, such Issuing Bank or such other Recipient, as the case may be, for such additional costs incurred or reduction suffered; provided, in each case, that such Lender, such Issuing Bank or such other Recipient has requested such payments from similarly situated borrowers.

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

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(c) A certificate of a Lender or an Issuing Bank setting forth the amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Lender or such Issuing Bank or its holding company, as the case may be, as specified in paragraph (a) or (b) of this Section shall be delivered to the Company and shall be conclusive absent manifest error. The Company shall pay, or cause the other Borrowers to pay, such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, the amount shown as due on any such certificate within ten (10) days after receipt thereof.

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

Section 2.16. Break Funding Payments. In the event of (a) the payment of any principal of any Eurocurrency Loan other than on the last day of an Interest Period applicable thereto (including as a result of an Event of Default or as a result of any prepayment pursuant to Section 2.11), (b) the conversion of any Eurocurrency Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto, (c) the failure to borrow, convert, continue or prepay any Eurocurrency Loan on the date specified in any notice delivered pursuant hereto (regardless of whether such notice may be revoked under Section 2.11(a) and is revoked in accordance therewith) or (d) the assignment of any Eurocurrency Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto as a result of a request by the Company pursuant to Section 2.19, then, in any such event, the Borrowers shall compensate each Lender for the loss, cost and expense attributable to such event; provided, that the Borrowers shall not be required to compensate the Lenders in accordance with the foregoing if the loss, cost or expense is incurred as a result of (i) the requirement of the Administrative Agent on the Borrowers to prepay or convert any Eurocurrency Loan other than on the last day of an Interest Period applicable thereto or (ii) the failure to borrow, convert or continue any Eurocurrency Loan on the date specified in any notice because such notice is deemed to be a request to borrow, convert or continue an ABR Loan under Section 2.14(d). A certificate of any Lender setting forth any amount or amounts that such Lender is entitled to receive pursuant to this Section, as determined in good faith by such Lender (which determination may include such assumptions, allocations of costs and expenses and averaging or attribution methods as such Lender shall deem reasonable) to be necessary to indemnify such Lender for such loss, cost or expense, shall be delivered to the applicable Borrower and shall be conclusive absent manifest error. The applicable Borrower shall pay such Lender the amount shown as due on any such certificate within ten (10) days after receipt thereof.

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

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(b) Payment of Other Taxes by the Borrowers. The relevant Borrower shall timely pay to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law, or at the option of the Administrative Agent timely reimburse it for, Other Taxes.

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

(d) Indemnification by the Borrowers. The Borrowers shall indemnify each Recipient, within 10 days after demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes (including Indemnified Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section) payable or paid by such Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to such Recipient and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to the relevant Borrower by a Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), or by the Administrative Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender, shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

(e) Indemnification by the Lenders. Each Lender shall severally indemnify the Administrative Agent, within 10 days after demand therefor, for (i) any Indemnified Taxes attributable to such Lender (but only to the extent that any Borrower has not already indemnified the Administrative Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and without limiting the obligation of the Borrowers to do so), (ii) any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 9.04(c) relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register and (iii) any Excluded Taxes attributable to such Lender, in each case, that are payable or paid by the Administrative Agent in connection with any Loan Document, and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to any Lender by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Each Lender hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender under any Loan Document or otherwise payable by the Administrative Agent to the Lender from any other source against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this paragraph (e).

(f) Status of Lenders.

(i) Any Lender that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments made under any Loan Document shall deliver to the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent, at the time or times reasonably requested by the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation reasonably requested by the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding. In addition, any Lender, if reasonably requested by the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent as will enable the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding two sentences, the completion, execution and submission of such documentation (other than such documentation set forth in Section 2.17(f)(ii)(A), (ii)(B)

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and (ii)(D) below) shall not be required if in the Lender’s reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender. Notwithstanding the submission of such documentation claiming a reduced rate of or exemption from U.S. Federal withholding tax, the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent shall be entitled to withhold United States Federal income taxes at the full 30% withholding rate if in its reasonable judgment it is required to do so under the due diligence requirements imposed upon a withholding agent under § 1.1441-7(b) of the United States Income Tax Regulations. Further, the Administrative Agent is indemnified under § 1.1461-1(e) of the United States Income Tax Regulations against any claims and demands of any Lender or assignee or participant of a Lender for the amount of any tax it deducts and withholds in accordance with regulations under § 1441 of the Code.

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

(D) if a payment made to a Lender under any Loan Document would be subject to U.S. Federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), such Lender shall deliver to such Borrower and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by such Borrower or the Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by applicable law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by such Borrower or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for such Borrower and the Administrative Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Lender has complied with such Lender’s obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment. Solely for purposes of this clause (D), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.

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

(g) Treatment of Certain Refunds. If any party determines, in its sole discretion exercised in good faith, that it has received a refund of any Taxes as to which it has been indemnified pursuant to this Section 2.17 (including by the payment of additional amounts pursuant to this Section 2.17), it shall pay to the indemnifying party an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made under this Section 2.17 with respect to the Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all out-of-pocket expenses (including Taxes) of such indemnified party and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund). Such indemnifying party, upon the request of such indemnified party, shall repay to such indemnified party the amount paid over pursuant to this paragraph (g) (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) in the event that such indemnified party is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this paragraph (g), in no event will the indemnified

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party be required to pay any amount to an indemnifying party pursuant to this paragraph (g) the payment of which would place the indemnified party in a less favorable net after-Tax position than the indemnified party would have been in if the indemnification payments or additional amounts giving rise to such refund had never been paid. This paragraph shall not be construed to require any indemnified party to make available its Tax returns (or any other information relating to its Taxes that it deems confidential) to the indemnifying party or any other Person.

(h) Survival. Each party’s obligations under this Section 2.17 shall survive the resignation or replacement of the Administrative Agent or any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, a Lender, the termination of the Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all obligations under any Loan Document.

(i) Issuing Bank. For purposes of this Section 2.17, the term “Lender” includes each Issuing Bank and the term “applicable law” includes FATCA.

(j) Certain FATCA Matters. For purposes of determining withholding taxes imposed under the FATCA, from and after the Effective Date, the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent shall treat (and the Lenders hereby authorize the Administrative Agent to treat) the Agreement as not qualifying as a “grandfathered obligation” within the meaning of § 1.1471-2(b)(2)(i) of the United States Income Tax Regulations.

Section 2.18. Payments Generally; Pro Rata Treatment; Sharing of Set‑offs.

(a) Each Borrower shall make each payment required to be made by it hereunder (whether of principal, interest, fees or reimbursement of LC Disbursements, or of amounts payable under Section 2.15, 2.16 or 2.17, or otherwise) prior to (i) in the case of payments denominated in Dollars by the Company, 2:00 p.m. and (ii) in the case of payments denominated in a Foreign Currency, 12:00 noon, in the city of the Administrative Agent’s Payment Office for such currency, in each case on the date when due, without presentment, demand, protest or notice of any kind, all of which are hereby expressly waived by the Borrowers, in immediately available funds, without set-off, counterclaim or other deduction of any nature. Any amounts received after such time on any date may, in the discretion of the Administrative Agent, be deemed to have been received on the next succeeding Business Day for purposes of calculating interest thereon. All such payments shall be made (i) in the same currency in which the applicable Credit Event was made (or where such currency has been converted to euro, in euro) and (ii) to the Administrative Agent at its Principal Office or, in the case of a Credit Event denominated in a Foreign Currency, the Administrative Agent’s Payment Office for such currency, except payments to be made directly to the Issuing Banks or Swingline Lender as expressly provided herein and except that payments pursuant to Sections 2.15, 2.16, 2.17 and 9.03 shall be made directly to the Persons entitled thereto. The Administrative Agent shall distribute any such payments denominated in the same currency received by it for the account of any other Person to the appropriate recipient promptly following receipt thereof. If any payment hereunder shall be due on a day that is not a Business Day, the date for payment shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day, and, in the case of any payment accruing interest, interest thereon shall be payable for the period of such extension.

(b) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section, if, after the making of any Credit Event in any Foreign Currency, currency control or exchange regulations are imposed in the country which issues such currency with the result that the type of currency in which the Credit Event was made (the “Original Currency”) no longer exists or any Borrower is not able to make payment to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders in such Original Currency, the Required Lenders may at their option permit such payment to be made (i) at and to a different

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location, subsidiary, affiliate or correspondent of Administrative Agent, or (ii) in the Dollar Amount or (iii) in the Dollar Amount of such other currency (freely convertible into Dollars) as the Required Lenders may solely at their option designate. Upon any events described in (i) through (iii) of the preceding sentence, the Borrowers shall make such payment and each Borrower agrees to hold each Lender harmless from and against any loss incurred by any Lender arising from the cost to such Lender of any premium, any costs of exchange, the cost of hedging and covering the Foreign Currency in which such Loan was originally made, and from any change in the value of Dollars, or such other currency, in relation to the Foreign Currency that was due and owing. Such loss shall be calculated for the period commencing with the first day of the Interest Period for such Loan and continuing through the date of payment thereof. Without prejudice to the survival of any other agreement of the parties hereunder, the Borrowers' obligations under this clause (b) shall survive termination of this Agreement.

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

(d) At the election of the Administrative Agent, all payments of principal, interest, LC Disbursements, fees, premiums, reimbursable expenses (including, without limitation, all reimbursement for fees and expenses pursuant to Section 9.03), and other sums payable under the Loan Documents, may be paid from the proceeds of Borrowings made hereunder whether made following a request by a Borrower (or the Company on behalf of a Borrower) pursuant to Section 2.03 or a deemed request as provided in this Section or may be deducted from any deposit account of such Borrower maintained with the Administrative Agent. Each Borrower hereby irrevocably authorizes (i) the Administrative Agent to make a Borrowing for the purpose of paying each payment of principal, interest and fees as it becomes due hereunder or any other amount due under the Loan Documents and agrees that all such amounts charged shall constitute Loans (including Swingline Loans) and that all such Borrowings shall be deemed to have been requested pursuant to Sections 2.03, 2.04 or 2.05, as applicable and (ii) the Administrative Agent to charge any deposit account of the relevant Borrower maintained with the Administrative Agent for each payment of principal, interest and fees as it becomes due hereunder or any other amount due under the Loan Documents.

(e) If any Lender shall, by exercising any right of set-off or counterclaim or otherwise, obtain payment in respect of any principal of or interest on any of its Revolving Loans or participations in LC Disbursements or Swingline Loans resulting in such Lender receiving payment of a greater proportion of the aggregate amount of its Revolving Loans and participations in LC Disbursements and Swingline Loans and accrued interest thereon than the proportion received by any other Lender, then the Lender receiving such greater proportion shall purchase (for cash at face value) participations in the Revolving Loans and participations in LC Disbursements and Swingline Loans of other Lenders to the extent necessary so that the benefit of all such payments shall be shared by the Lenders ratably in accordance with the aggregate amount of principal of and accrued interest on their respective Revolving Loans and participations in LC Disbursements and Swingline Loans; provided that (i) if any such participations are purchased and all or any portion of the payment giving rise thereto is recovered, such participations shall be rescinded and the purchase price restored to the extent of such recovery, without interest, and (ii) the provisions of this paragraph shall not be construed to apply to any payment made by any Borrower pursuant to and

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in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement or any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment of or sale of a participation in any of its Loans or participations in LC Disbursements and Swingline Loans to any assignee or participant, other than to the Company or any Subsidiary or Affiliate thereof (as to which the provisions of this paragraph shall apply). Each Borrower 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 Borrower rights of set-off and counterclaim with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were a direct creditor of such Borrower in the amount of such participation.

(f) Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from the relevant Borrower prior to the date on which any payment is due to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders or the Issuing Banks hereunder that such Borrower will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Borrower has made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may, in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to the Lenders or the Issuing Banks, as the case may be, the amount due. In such event, if such Borrower has not in fact made such payment, then each of the Lenders or the Issuing Banks, 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 Issuing Bank 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 Effective Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.

(g) If any Lender shall fail to make any payment required to be made by it pursuant to Section 2.05(c), 2.06(d) or (e), 2.07(b), 2.18(e) or 9.03(c), then the Administrative Agent may, in its discretion (notwithstanding any contrary provision hereof), (i) apply any amounts thereafter received by the Administrative Agent for the account of such Lender and for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, the Swingline Lender or any Issuing Bank to satisfy such Lender’s obligations under such Sections until all such unsatisfied obligations are fully paid and/or (ii) hold any such amounts in a segregated account as cash collateral for, and application to, any future funding obligations of such Lender under such Sections; in the case of each of (i) and (ii) above, in any order as determined by the Administrative Agent in its discretion.

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

(b) If (i) any Lender requests compensation under Section 2.15, (ii) any Borrower is required to pay any additional amount to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 2.17 or (iii) any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then the Company may, at its sole expense and effort, upon notice to such Lender and the Administrative Agent, require such Lender to assign and delegate, without recourse (in accordance with and subject to the restrictions contained in Section 9.04), all its interests, rights and obligations under the Loan Documents to an assignee (other than an Ineligible Institution) that shall assume such obligations

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(which assignee may be another Lender, if a Lender accepts such assignment); provided that (i) the Company shall have received the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent (and if a Commitment is being assigned, the Issuing Banks), which consent shall not unreasonably be withheld, (ii) such Lender shall have received payment of an amount equal to the outstanding principal of its Loans and participations in LC Disbursements and Swingline Loans, accrued interest thereon, accrued fees and all other amounts payable to it hereunder, from the assignee (to the extent of such outstanding principal and accrued interest and fees) or the Company (in the case of all other amounts) and (iii) in the case of any such assignment resulting from a claim for compensation under Section 2.15 or payments required to be made pursuant to Section 2.17, such assignment will result in a reduction in such compensation or payments. A Lender shall not be required to make any such assignment and delegation if, prior thereto, as a result of a waiver by such Lender or otherwise, the circumstances entitling the Company to require such assignment and delegation cease to apply.

Section 2.20. Expansion Option. The Company may from time to time elect to increase the Commitments or enter into one or more tranches of term loans (each an “Incremental Term Loan”), in each case in minimum increments of $10,000,000 so long as, after giving effect thereto, the aggregate amount of such increases and all such Incremental Term Loans does not exceed $300,000,000. The Company may arrange for any such increase or tranche to be provided by one or more Lenders (each Lender so agreeing to an increase in its Commitment, or to participate in such Incremental Term Loans, an “Increasing Lender”), or by one or more new banks, financial institutions or other entities (other than an Ineligible Institution) (each such new bank, financial institution or other entity, an “Augmenting Lender”), which agree to increase their existing Commitments, or to participate in such Incremental Term Loans, or extend Commitments, as the case may be; provided that (i) each Augmenting Lender shall be subject to the approval of the Company, JPMorgan and the Administrative Agent, (ii) no Augmenting Lender shall be an Ineligible Institution and (iii)(x) in the case of an Increasing Lender, the Company and such Increasing Lender execute an agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit C hereto, and (y) in the case of an Augmenting Lender, the Company and such Augmenting Lender execute an agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit D hereto. No consent of any Lender (other than the Lenders participating in the increase or any Incremental Term Loan) shall be required for any increase in Commitments or Incremental Term Loan pursuant to this Section 2.20. Increases and new Commitments and Incremental Term Loans created pursuant to this Section 2.20 shall become effective on the date agreed by the Company, JPMorgan, the Administrative Agent and the relevant Increasing Lenders or Augmenting Lenders, and the Administrative Agent shall notify each Lender thereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no increase in the Commitments (or in the Commitment of any Lender) or tranche of Incremental Term Loans shall become effective under this paragraph unless, (i) on the proposed date of the effectiveness of such increase or Incremental Term Loans, (A) the conditions set forth in paragraphs (a) and (b) of Section 4.02 shall be satisfied or waived by the Required Lenders and the Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate to that effect dated such date and executed by a Responsible Officer of the Company and (B) the Company shall be in compliance (on a pro forma basis) with the covenants contained in Section 6.13 and (ii) the Administrative Agent shall have received documents consistent with those delivered on the Effective Date as to the corporate power and authority of the Borrowers to borrow hereunder after giving effect to such increase. On the effective date of any increase in the Commitments or any Incremental Term Loans being made, (i) each relevant Increasing Lender and Augmenting Lender shall make available to the Administrative Agent such amounts in immediately available funds as the Administrative Agent shall determine, for the benefit of the other Lenders, as being required in order to cause, after giving effect to such increase and the use of such amounts to make payments to such other Lenders, each Lender’s portion of the outstanding Revolving Loans of all the Lenders to equal its Applicable Percentage of such outstanding Revolving Loans, and (ii) except in the case of any Incremental Term Loans, the Borrowers shall be deemed to have repaid and reborrowed all outstanding Revolving Loans as of the date of any increase in the Commitments (with such reborrowing to consist of the Types of Revolving Loans, with related Interest Periods if applicable,

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specified in a notice delivered by the applicable Borrower, or the Company on behalf of the applicable Borrower, in accordance with the requirements of Section 2.03). The deemed payments made pursuant to clause (ii) of the immediately preceding sentence shall be accompanied by payment of all accrued interest on the amount prepaid and, in respect of each Eurocurrency Loan, shall be subject to indemnification by the Borrowers pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.16 if the deemed payment occurs other than on the last day of the related Interest Periods. The Incremental Term Loans (a) shall rank pari passu in right of payment with the Revolving Loans, (b) shall not mature earlier than the Maturity Date (but may have amortization prior to such date) and (c) shall be treated substantially the same as (and in any event no more favorably than) the Revolving Loans; provided that (i) the terms and conditions applicable to any tranche of Incremental Term Loans maturing after the Maturity Date may provide for material additional or different financial or other covenants or prepayment requirements applicable only during periods after the Maturity Date and (ii) the Incremental Term Loans may be priced differently than the Revolving Loans. Incremental Term Loans may be made hereunder pursuant to an amendment or restatement (an “Incremental Term Loan Amendment”) of this Agreement and, as appropriate, the other Loan Documents, executed by the Borrowers, each Increasing Lender participating in such tranche, each Augmenting Lender participating in such tranche, if any, JPMorgan and the Administrative Agent. The Incremental Term Loan Amendment may, without the consent of any other Lenders, effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable opinion of JPMorgan or the Administrative Agent, to effect the provisions of this Section 2.20. Nothing contained in this Section 2.20 shall constitute, or otherwise be deemed to be, a commitment on the part of any Lender to increase its Commitment hereunder, or provide Incremental Term Loans, at any time. In connection with any increase of the Commitments or Incremental Term Loans pursuant to this Section 2.20, any Augmenting Lender becoming a party hereto shall (1) execute such documents and agreements as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request and (2) in the case of any Augmenting Lender that is organized under the laws of a jurisdiction outside of the United States of America, provide to the Administrative Agent, its name, address, tax identification number and/or such other information as shall be necessary for the Administrative Agent to comply with “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including without limitation, the Patriot Act.

Section 2.21. [Intentionally Omitted].

Section 2.22. Judgment Currency. If for the purposes of obtaining judgment in any court it is necessary to convert a sum due from any Borrower hereunder in the currency expressed to be payable herein (the “specified currency”) into another currency, the parties hereto agree, to the fullest extent that they may effectively do so, that the rate of exchange used shall be that at which in accordance with normal banking procedures the Administrative Agent could purchase the specified currency with such other currency at the Administrative Agent’s Principal Office on the Business Day preceding that on which final, non‑appealable judgment is given. The obligations of each Borrower in respect of any sum due to any Lender or the Administrative Agent hereunder shall, notwithstanding any judgment in a currency other than the specified currency, and whether pursuant to a judgment or otherwise, be discharged only to the extent that on the Business Day following receipt by such Lender or the Administrative Agent (as the case may be) of any sum adjudged to be so due in such other currency such Lender or the Administrative Agent (as the case may be) may in accordance with normal, reasonable banking procedures purchase the specified currency with such other currency. If the amount of the specified currency so purchased is less than the sum originally due to such Lender or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, in the specified currency, each Borrower agrees, to the fullest extent that it may effectively do so, as a separate obligation and notwithstanding any such judgment, to indemnify such Lender or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, against such loss, and if the amount of the specified currency so purchased exceeds (a) the sum originally due to any Lender or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, in the specified currency and (b) any amounts shared with other Lenders as a result of allocations of such excess as a disproportionate

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payment to such Lender under Section 2.18, such Lender or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, agrees to remit such excess to such Borrower.

Section 2.23. Designation of Foreign Subsidiary Borrowers. The Company may from time to time request that a Foreign Subsidiary be added to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as an additional Borrower with the ability to request and receive Loans from the Lenders (each, a “Foreign Subsidiary Borrower”). No more than five (5) requests shall be delivered during the term of this Agreement. Each such request shall be delivered in writing to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders and shall specify the name of such Foreign Subsidiary, such Foreign Subsidiary’s jurisdiction of organization, and the Business Day on which the Company would like such joinder to be given effect. Such request shall be delivered at least thirty (30) days prior to the date on which the Company wishes to join such Foreign Subsidiary Borrower hereto. The Administrative Agent and the Lenders, subsequent to their receipt of such request, may ask the Company for additional information related to the proposed Foreign Subsidiary Borrower in their respective reasonable discretion. Taxes resulting from payments to any Lender by any such Foreign Subsidiary Borrower shall not be treated as Indemnified Taxes to the extent that Taxes resulting from such payment would have been Excluded Taxes if such payments had been made by the Company. In addition, no Lender shall be required to make Loans to such Foreign Subsidiary Borrower if such Lender shall have given notice to the Administrative Agent and the Company within fifteen (15) Business Days after its receipt of the request to join such Foreign Subsidiary Borrower hereto that such Lender has determined in good faith that it would be subject, in making Loans to such Foreign Subsidiary Borrower, to (i) regulatory or legal limitations or restrictions, (ii) material internal operations burdens or (iii) material financial disadvantage arising out of or attributable to the location or jurisdiction of organization of such Foreign Subsidiary Borrower or the nature of its activities. If all of the Lenders inform the Administrative Agent and the Company that they are subject to such regulatory, legal or other burdens or limitations and restrictions or are otherwise disadvantaged as described above, then such Foreign Subsidiary Borrower shall not be joined hereto. If only a subset of the Lenders are unable to make Loans to such Foreign Subsidiary Borrower as a result of the foregoing, then the Administrative Agent and JPMorgan shall have the right to adjust (including, without limitation, tranching hereof) the provisions of Article II and the other terms and conditions of this Agreement as they may reasonably determine to enable the Lenders that are able to make Loans to such Foreign Subsidiary Borrower without becoming subject to any such regulatory or any legal restriction or limitation or such burden or financial disadvantage, and without causing the Company or any Foreign Subsidiary Borrower to incur any such disadvantages of its own (including any such disadvantage in the form of being required to indemnify Lenders for withholding payments including Taxes), to make Loans available to such Foreign Subsidiary Borrower on a non-pro rata basis with Lenders that are not so able, with such adjustments to be made in a manner that, to the extent practicable, are reasonably equitable to all the Lenders. In order to join a Foreign Subsidiary Borrower hereto, the Company shall cause the delivery or satisfaction of the following to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders at least ten (10) Business Days prior to the date on which the Company has requested that such joinder be given effect: (i) a Borrowing Subsidiary Agreement executed by the Company, the applicable Foreign Subsidiary Borrower, JPMorgan and the Administrative Agent, in form and substance reasonably acceptable to each of them, pursuant to which such Foreign Subsidiary Borrower shall agree to be bound by the terms and conditions hereof and shall be entitled to request and receive Loans hereunder and (ii) all other conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.03. Upon satisfaction of the requirements set forth in this Section 2.23, the applicable Foreign Subsidiary Borrower shall for all purposes of this Agreement be a party to this Agreement until the Company shall have executed and delivered to the Administrative Agent a Borrowing Subsidiary Termination with respect to such Subsidiary, whereupon such Subsidiary shall cease to be a Foreign Subsidiary Borrower and a party to this Agreement. The Company, JPMorgan and the Administrative Agent may enter into an amendment hereto, in form and substance reasonably acceptable to each of them, to give further effect to the addition of such Foreign Subsidiary Borrower hereto, and the Lenders authorize JPMorgan and the Administrative Agent to enter into such an amendment; provided, however, that such amendment shall be technical and ministerial in

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nature and shall be focused solely on appropriately inserting the Foreign Subsidiary Borrower into this Agreement and the other Loan Documents. The Company shall guarantee the Obligations of each Foreign Subsidiary Borrower pursuant to Article X. Each Foreign Subsidiary that is or becomes a Foreign Subsidiary Borrower pursuant hereto hereby irrevocably appoints the Company as its agent for all purposes relevant to this Agreement and each related document, including service of process. For the avoidance of doubt, no Lender shall be required to make any Loans to any Foreign Subsidiary Borrower if in contravention of applicable laws. Notwithstanding any other provision herein or in the other Loan Documents, (i) each Foreign Subsidiary Borrower shall only be liable for the Obligations incurred by it, (ii) no Foreign Subsidiary Borrower shall have any liability whatsoever for the payment of any Obligations of any other Borrower, and (iii) no payments received from any Foreign Subsidiary Borrower shall be applied by the Administrative Agent or any Lender to any Obligation of any other Borrower. The liability of each Foreign Subsidiary Borrower shall be several and not joint with the Obligations of any other Borrower.

Section 2.24. Defaulting Lenders. Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then the following provisions shall apply for so long as such Lender is a Defaulting Lender:

(a) fees shall cease to accrue on the Commitment of such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.12(a);

(b) any payment of principal, interest, fees or other amounts received by the Administrative Agent for the account of such Defaulting Lender (whether voluntary or mandatory, at maturity, pursuant to Article VII or otherwise) or received by the Administrative Agent from a Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 9.08 shall be applied at such time or times as may be determined by the Administrative Agent as follows: first, to the payment of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent hereunder; second, to the payment on a pro rata basis of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to any Issuing Bank or Swingline Lender hereunder; third, to cash collateralize the LC Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender in accordance with 2.06(j); fourth, as the Company may request (so long as no Default or Event of Default exists), to the funding of any Loan in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has failed to fund its portion thereof as required by this Agreement, as determined by the Administrative Agent; fifth, if so determined by the Administrative Agent and the Company, to be held in a deposit account and released pro rata in order to (x) satisfy such Defaulting Lender’s potential future funding obligations with respect to Loans under this Agreement and (y) cash collateralize the future LC Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender with respect to future Letters of Credit issued under this Agreement, in accordance with Section 2.06(j); sixth, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Lenders, the Issuing Bank or Swingline Lender as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender, the Issuing Bank or Swingline Lender against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; seventh, so long as no Default or Event of Default exists, to the payment of any amounts owing to any Borrower as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by such Borrower against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender's breach of its obligations under this Agreement; and eighth, to such Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that if (x) such payment is a payment of the principal amount of any Loans or LC Disbursement in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has not fully funded its appropriate share, and (y) such Loans were made or the related Letters of Credit were issued at a time when the conditions specified in Section 4.02 were satisfied or waived, such payment shall be applied solely to pay the Loans of, and LC Disbursements owed to, all non-Defaulting Lenders on a pro rata basis prior to being applied to the payment of any Loans of, or LC Disbursements owed to, such Defaulting Lender until such time as all Loans and funded and unfunded participations in LC Disbursements and

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Swingline Loans are held by the Lenders pro rata in accordance with the Commitments without giving effect to clause (d) of this Section 2.24. Any payments, prepayments or other amounts paid or payable to a Defaulting Lender that are applied (or held) to pay amounts owed by a Defaulting Lender or to post cash collateral pursuant to this Section 2.24(b) shall be deemed paid to and redirected by such Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto.

(c) the Commitment and Revolving Credit Exposure of such Defaulting Lender shall not be included in determining whether the Required Lenders have taken or may take any action hereunder (including any consent to any amendment, waiver or other modification pursuant to Section 9.02); provided this clause (c) shall not apply to the vote of a Defaulting Lender in the case of an amendment, waiver or other modification requiring the consent of such Lender or each Lender affected thereby;

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

(i) all or any part of the Swingline Exposure and LC Exposure of such Defaulting Lender shall be reallocated among the non-Defaulting Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentages but only to the extent the sum of all non-Defaulting Lenders’ Revolving Credit Exposures plus such Defaulting Lender’s Swingline Exposure and LC Exposure does not exceed the total of all non-Defaulting Lenders’ Commitments;

(ii) if the reallocation described in clause (i) above cannot, or can only partially, be effected, the Company shall within one (1) Business Day following notice by the Administrative Agent (x) first, prepay such Swingline Exposure and (y) second, cash collateralize for the benefit of the relevant Issuing Bank only the Borrowers’ obligations corresponding to such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure (after giving effect to any partial reallocation pursuant to clause (i) above) in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 2.06(j) for so long as such LC Exposure is outstanding;

(iii) if the Company cash collateralizes any portion of such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure pursuant to clause (ii) above, the Borrowers shall not be required to pay any fees to such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.12(b) with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure during the period such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure is cash collateralized;

(iv) if the LC Exposure of the non-Defaulting Lenders is reallocated pursuant to clause (i) above, then the fees payable to the Lenders pursuant to Section 2.12(b) shall be adjusted in accordance with such non-Defaulting Lenders’ Applicable Percentages; and

(v) if all or any portion of such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure is neither reallocated nor cash collateralized pursuant to clause (i) or (ii) above, then, without prejudice to any rights or remedies of the Issuing Banks or any other Lender hereunder, all facility fees that otherwise would have been payable to such Defaulting Lender (solely with respect to the portion of such Defaulting Lender’s Commitment that was utilized by such LC Exposure) and letter of credit fees payable under Section 2.12(b) with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure shall be payable to the relevant Issuing Bank until and to the extent that such LC Exposure is reallocated and/or cash collateralized; and

(e) so long as such Lender is a Defaulting Lender, the Swingline Lender shall not be required to fund any Swingline Loan and the Issuing Banks shall not be required to issue, amend

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or increase any Letter of Credit, unless it is satisfied that the related exposure and the Defaulting Lender’s then outstanding LC Exposure will be 100% covered by the Commitments of the non-Defaulting Lenders and/or cash collateral will be provided by the Company in accordance with Section 2.24(d), and participating interests in any such newly made Swingline Loan or any newly issued or increased Letter of Credit shall be allocated among non-Defaulting Lenders in a manner consistent with Section 2.24(d)(i) (and such Defaulting Lender shall not participate therein).

If (i) a Bankruptcy Event or a Bail-In Action with respect to a Parent of any Lender shall occur following the date hereof and for so long as such event shall continue or (ii) the Swingline Lender or any Issuing Bank has a good faith belief that any Lender has defaulted in fulfilling its obligations under one or more other agreements in which such Lender commits to extend credit, the Swingline Lender shall not be required to fund any Swingline Loan and no Issuing Bank shall be required to issue, amend or increase any Letter of Credit, unless the Swingline Lender or the relevant Issuing Bank, as the case may be, shall have entered into arrangements with the Company or such Lender, satisfactory to the Swingline Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, to defease any risk to it in respect of such Lender hereunder.

In the event that the Administrative Agent, JPMorgan, the Company, the Swingline Lender and each Issuing Bank each agrees that a Defaulting Lender has adequately remedied all matters that caused such Lender to be a Defaulting Lender, then the Swingline Exposure and LC Exposure of the Lenders shall be readjusted to reflect the inclusion of such Lender’s Commitment and on such date such Lender shall purchase at par such of the Loans of the other Lenders (other than Swingline Loans) as the Administrative Agent shall determine may be necessary in order for such Lender to hold such Loans in accordance with its Applicable Percentage.

Section 2.25. Returned Payments. If, after receipt of any payment which is applied to the payment of all or any part of the Obligations (including a payment effected through exercise of a right of setoff), the Administrative Agent or any Lender is for any reason compelled to surrender such payment or proceeds to any Person because such payment or application of proceeds is invalidated, declared fraudulent, set aside, determined to be void or voidable as a preference, impermissible setoff, or a diversion of trust funds, or for any other reason (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the Administrative Agent or such Lender in its discretion), then the Obligations or part thereof intended to be satisfied shall be revived and continued and this Agreement shall continue in full force as if such payment or proceeds had not been received by the Administrative Agent or such Lender. The provisions of this Section 2.25 shall be and remain effective notwithstanding any contrary action which may have been taken by the Administrative Agent or any Lender in reliance upon such payment or application of proceeds. The provisions of this Section 2.25 shall survive the termination of this Agreement.

ARTICLE III
Representations and Warranties

Each Borrower represents and warrants to the Lenders that:

Section 3.01. Organization. The Company and each of its Active Restricted Subsidiaries is a corporation duly organized and in good standing, if applicable, under the laws of the state of its incorporation, is duly qualified in all jurisdictions where required by the conduct of its business or ownership of its assets, except where the failure to so qualify would not have a Material Adverse Effect, and has the power and authority to own and operate its assets and to conduct its business as is now done.

Section 3.02. Financial Condition.

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(a) Audited Financial Statements. The consolidated balance sheet of the Company and its Consolidated Subsidiaries as of May 31, 2023 and the related consolidated statements of income and cash flows for the fiscal year then ended, reported on by KPMG LLP and set forth in the Company’s 2023 Form 10-K, a copy of which has been delivered to each of the Lenders, fairly present, in conformity with GAAP, the consolidated financial position of the Company and its Consolidated Subsidiaries as of such date and their consolidated results of operations and cash flows for such fiscal year.

(b) Material Adverse Change. Since May 31, 2023, except as reflected in the Company’s filings with the SEC prior to the Effective Date, there has been no change in the business, assets, financial condition or operations of the Company and its Consolidated Subsidiaries, considered as a whole, that would materially and adversely affect the Company’s ability to perform any of its respective obligations under this Agreement or the other Loan Documents (a “Material Adverse Change”), and no event or development has occurred which could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

(c) Post-Closing Financial Statements. The financial statements delivered to the Lenders pursuant to Section 5.01(a)(i), (a)(iii), (b) and (c), if any, (i) have been prepared in accordance with GAAP (except as may otherwise be permitted under Section 5.01(a), (b) and (c)) and (ii) present fairly (on the basis disclosed in the footnotes to such financial statements, if any) the consolidated financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the Company and its Consolidated Subsidiaries as of the respective dates thereof and for the respective periods covered thereby.

Section 3.03. Litigation, Etc. As of the date hereof, there are no actions, suits, proceedings or governmental investigations pending, or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened against the Company or any of its Subsidiaries which, in the reasonable judgment of the Company, would result in a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 3.04. Taxes. The Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries have filed all United States Federal income tax returns and all other material tax returns which are required to be filed by them and have paid all Taxes due pursuant to such returns or pursuant to any assessment received by the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary except such taxes, if any, as are being contested in good faith and as to which adequate reserves have been provided in accordance with GAAP. The charges, accruals and reserves on the books of the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries in respect of Taxes or other governmental charges are, in the opinion of the Company, adequate.

Section 3.05. Authority. Each Borrower has full power and authority to enter into the transactions provided for in this Agreement. The documents to be executed by it in connection with this Agreement, when executed and delivered by it will constitute the legal, valid and binding obligations of it enforceable in accordance with their respective terms except as such enforceability may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, reorganization, insolvency, moratorium or similar laws in effect from time to time affecting the rights of creditors generally and except as such enforceability may be subject to general principles of equity (regardless of whether such enforceability is considered in a proceeding at law or in equity).

Section 3.06. Other Defaults. There does not now exist any material default or violation by any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary of the Company of or under any of the terms, conditions or obligations of: (i) its Articles or Certificate of Incorporation and Regulations or Bylaws, as applicable, (ii) any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, franchise, permit, contract, agreement, or other instrument to which it is a party or by which it is bound or (iii) any law, regulation, ruling, order, injunction, decree, condition or other requirement applicable to or imposed upon it by any law or by any governmental authority, court

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or agency; and the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the other Loan Documents will not result in any such default or violation. As used herein, a material default or violation will mean one which would result in a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 3.07. Licenses, Etc. The Company and each of its Restricted Subsidiaries has obtained any and all licenses, permits, franchises, or other governmental authorizations necessary for the ownership of its properties and the conduct of its business, except where failure to obtain any such item would not cause a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 3.08. ERISA. The Company and each of its Subsidiaries is in compliance with the applicable provisions of ERISA, the related applicable provisions of the Code and other Federal and state laws and the regulations and published interpretations thereunder, to the extent necessary to avoid a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 3.09. Environmental Matters. The Company and its Subsidiaries are in material compliance with Environmental Laws and neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries are subject to any liability or obligation under any Environmental Laws which would have a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 3.10. Ownership of Property; Liens. The Company and each Restricted Subsidiary has good record and marketable title in fee simple to, or valid leasehold interests in, all real property necessary or used in the ordinary conduct of its business, except for such defects in title as would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect. As of the Effective Date, the property of the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries is subject to no Liens, other than Liens permitted by Section 6.02.

Section 3.11. Insurance. The properties of the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries are insured with responsible insurance companies against loss or damage from hazards and the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries maintain public liability insurance, all in amounts reasonably consistent with the Company’s current practices.

Section 3.12. Subsidiaries. Schedule 3.12 sets forth a complete and accurate list as of the Effective Date of all Restricted Subsidiaries of the Company. Schedule 3.12 sets forth as of the Effective Date the jurisdiction of formation of each such Restricted Subsidiary, and for each Restricted Subsidiary which is not a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of the Company, the number of authorized shares of each class of Equity Interests of each such Restricted Subsidiary, the number of outstanding shares of each class of Equity Interests, the number and percentage of outstanding shares of each class of Equity Interests of each such Restricted Subsidiary owned (directly or indirectly) by any Person and the number and effect, if exercised, of all Equity Equivalents with respect to Equity Interests of each such Restricted Subsidiary.

Section 3.13. Margin Regulation; Investment Company Act.

(a) None of the Company and its Subsidiaries is engaged principally, or as one of its important activities, in the business of extending credit for the purpose of purchasing or carrying “margin stock” within the meaning of Regulation U. No part of the Letters of Credit or proceeds of the Loans will be used, directly, or indirectly, for the purpose of purchasing or carrying any “margin stock” within the meaning of Regulation U. If requested by any Lender or the Administrative Agent, the Company will furnish to the Administrative Agent and each Lender a statement to the foregoing effect in conformity with the requirements of FR Form U-1 referred to in Regulation U. No indebtedness being reduced or retired out of the proceeds of the Loans was or will be incurred for the purpose of purchasing or carrying any margin stock within the meaning of Regulation U or any “margin security” within the meaning of Regulation T. “Margin stock” within

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the meaning of Regulation U does not constitute more than 25% of the value of the consolidated assets of the Company and its Consolidated Subsidiaries. None of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement (including the direct or indirect use of the proceeds of the Loans) will violate or result in a violation of the Securities Act, as amended, the Exchange Act or regulations issued pursuant thereto, or Regulation T, U or X.

(b) None of the Company and its Subsidiaries is subject to regulation under the Federal Power Act or the Investment Company Act of 1940, each as amended. In addition, none of the Company and its Subsidiaries is (i) an “investment company” registered or required to be registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended or (ii) controlled by such a company.

(c) No director, executive officer or principal holder of any Equity Interest of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is a director, executive officer or principal shareholder of any Lender. For the purposes hereof, the terms “director”, “executive officer” and “principal shareholder” (when used with reference to any Lender) have the respective meanings assigned thereto in Regulation O.

Section 3.14. Disclosure.

(a) No statement, information, report, representation, or warranty made by any Borrower in any Loan Document or furnished to the Administrative Agent or any Lender by or on behalf of any Borrower as required by any Loan Document contains any untrue statement of a material fact or omits any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading in any material respect.

(b) Only to the extent a Borrower qualifies as a “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, each Certificate of Beneficial Ownership executed and delivered to the Administrative Agent and Lenders for each Borrower that qualifies as such on or prior to the date of this Agreement, as updated from time to time in accordance with this Agreement, is accurate, complete and correct as of the date hereof and as of the date any such update is delivered. Each Borrower acknowledges and agrees that each Certificate of Beneficial Ownership, if applicable, is one of the Loan Documents.

Section 3.15. Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions. The Company and each of its Subsidiaries has implemented and maintains in effect policies and procedures designed to reasonably ensure compliance by the Company, its Subsidiaries and, to the knowledge of the Company and its Subsidiaries, their respective directors, officers and employees with Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions, and none of the Company, its Subsidiaries and, to the knowledge of the Company and its Subsidiaries, their respective officers, employees and directors, are in violation of any Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions in any material respect and are not knowingly engaged in any activity that would reasonably be expected to result in any Borrower being designated as a Sanctioned Person. None of (a) the Company, any Subsidiary or, to the knowledge of the Company or any Subsidiary, any of their respective directors, officers or employees, or (b) to the knowledge of the Company or any Subsidiary, any agent of the Company or any Subsidiary that will act on its behalf in any capacity in connection with or benefit from the credit facility established hereby, is a Sanctioned Person. No Borrowing or Letter of Credit, use of proceeds, Transaction or other transaction contemplated by this Agreement or the other Loan Documents will violate Anti-Corruption Laws or Sanctions.

Section 3.16. Affected Financial Institutions. No Borrower is an Affected Financial Institution.

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Section 3.17. Plan Assets; Prohibited Transactions. None of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is an entity deemed to hold “plan assets” (within the meaning of the Plan Asset Regulations), and neither the execution, delivery nor performance of the Transactions, including the making of any Loan and the issuance of any Letter of Credit hereunder, will give rise to a non-exempt prohibited transaction under Section 406 of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code.

ARTICLE IV

Conditions

Section 4.01. Effective Date. The initial Credit Event hereunder shall not occur until the date on which each of the following conditions is satisfied (or waived in accordance with Section 9.02):

(a) The Administrative Agent (or its counsel) shall have received (i) from each party hereto (including each Departing Lender, unless the Company shall have replaced such Departing Lender with a Lender party to this Agreement pursuant to Section 9.02(d) of the Existing Credit Agreement) either (A) a counterpart of this Agreement signed on behalf of such party or (B) written evidence satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (which may include telecopy or electronic transmission of a signed signature page of this Agreement) that such party has signed a counterpart of this Agreement and (ii) duly executed copies of the Loan Documents and such other legal opinions and certificates (and all required attachments thereto) as the Administrative Agent or JPMorgan shall reasonably request in connection with the Transactions, all in form and substance satisfactory to JPMorgan, the Administrative Agent and its counsel.

(b) The Administrative Agent and JPMorgan shall have received a favorable written opinion (addressed to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders and dated the Effective Date) of each of (i) Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, counsel for the Company, substantially in the form of Exhibit B-1 and (ii) the General Counsel of the Company, substantially in the form of Exhibit B-2, in each case, covering such other matters relating to the Borrowers, the Loan Documents or the Transactions as JPMorgan or the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request. The Company hereby requests such counsel to deliver such opinions.

(c) The Lenders shall have received (i) satisfactory audited consolidated financial statements of the Company for the two most recent fiscal years ended prior to the Effective Date as to which such financial statements are available, (ii) satisfactory unaudited interim consolidated financial statements of the Company for each quarterly period ended subsequent to the date of the latest financial statements delivered pursuant to clause (i) of this paragraph as to which such financial statements are available and (iii) satisfactory financial statement projections through and including the Company’s 2028 fiscal year, together with such information as the Administrative Agent, JPMorgan and the Lenders shall reasonably request (including, without limitation, a detailed description of the assumptions used in preparing such projections).

(d) The Lenders shall have received such documents and certificates as JPMorgan, the Administrative Agent or its counsel may reasonably request relating to the organization, existence and good standing (if applicable) of the initial Borrowers, the authorization of the Transactions and any other legal matters relating to such Borrowers, the Loan Documents or the Transactions, all in form and substance satisfactory to JPMorgan, the Administrative Agent and its counsel.

(e) The Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate, dated the Effective Date and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Company, confirming compliance with the conditions set forth in paragraphs (a) and (b) of Section 4.02.

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(f) Each Departing Lender shall have received payment in full of all of its outstanding “Obligations” owing under the Existing Credit Agreement (other than obligations to pay fees and expenses with respect to which the Company has not received an invoice and contingent indemnity obligations and other contingent obligations owing to it under the “Loan Documents” as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement).

(g) The Administrative Agent and JPMorgan shall have received evidence reasonably satisfactory to each of them that all governmental and third party approvals necessary or, in the discretion of the Administrative Agent and JPMorgan, advisable in connection with the Transactions and the continuing operations of the Company and its Subsidiaries have been obtained and are in full force and effect.

(h) (i) The Administrative Agent and JPMorgan shall have received evidence reasonably satisfactory to them that the Administrative Agent, JPMorgan and the Joint Lead Arrangers shall have received all fees and other amounts due and payable on or prior to the Effective Date, including, to the extent invoiced, reimbursement or payment of all out-of-pocket expenses required to be reimbursed or paid by the Company hereunder, and (ii) the Administrative Agent shall have received payment, for the account of the applicable “Lenders” and other parties to the Existing Credit Agreement, of (x) the principal amount of all outstanding “Swingline Loans” (if any) and all outstanding and unreimbursed “LC Disbursements” (if any), in each case, under the Existing Credit Agreement, (y) the principal amount of all outstanding “Loans” (if any) under the Existing Credit Agreement owing to any “Lender” under the Existing Credit Agreement that is not a party hereto and (z) all accrued and unpaid interest and fees payable pursuant to the Existing Credit Agreement.

(i) (x) The Administrative Agent and JPMorgan shall have received, at least five days prior to the Effective Date, all documentation and other information regarding each Borrower requested in connection with applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the Patriot Act, to the extent requested in writing of the Company at least 10 days prior to the Effective Date and (y) only to the extent any Borrower qualifies as a “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, at least five days prior to the Effective Date, any Lender that has requested, in a written notice to the Company at least 10 days prior to the Effective Date, a Certificate of Beneficial Ownership in relation to any Borrower shall have received such Certificate of Beneficial Ownership (provided that, upon the execution and delivery by such Lender of its signature page to this Agreement, the condition set forth in this clause (y) shall be deemed to be satisfied).

The Administrative Agent shall notify the Company and the Lenders of the Effective Date, and such notice shall be conclusive and binding.

Section 4.02. Each Credit Event. The obligation of each Lender to make a Loan on the occasion of any Borrowing, and of each Issuing Bank to issue, amend, renew or extend any Letter of Credit, is subject to the satisfaction of the following conditions:

(a) The representations and warranties of the Borrowers set forth in this Agreement and all other Loan Documents shall be true and correct in all material respects (or in all respects if the applicable representation and warranty is qualified by Material Adverse Effect or any other materiality qualifier) on and as of the date of such Borrowing or the date of issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of such Letter of Credit, as applicable, except to the extent that the same specifically relate to an earlier date (which representations and warranties shall be true and correct in all material respects (or in all respects if the applicable representation and warranty is qualified

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by Material Adverse Effect or any other materiality qualifier) on and as of the specific dates or times referred to therein).

(b) At the time of and immediately after giving effect to such Borrowing or the issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of such Letter of Credit, as applicable, no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing.

Each Borrowing and each issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of a Letter of Credit shall be deemed to constitute a representation and warranty by the Borrowers on the date thereof as to the matters specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Section.

Section 4.03. Designation of a Foreign Subsidiary Borrower. The designation of a Foreign Subsidiary Borrower pursuant to Section 2.23 is subject to the condition precedent that the Company or such proposed Foreign Subsidiary Borrower shall have furnished or caused to be furnished to the Administrative Agent and JPMorgan:

(a) Copies, certified by the Secretary or Assistant Secretary of such Subsidiary, of its Board of Directors’ resolutions (and resolutions of other bodies, if any are deemed necessary by JPMorgan or counsel for the Administrative Agent) approving the Borrowing Subsidiary Agreement and any other Loan Documents to which such Subsidiary is becoming a party and such documents and certificates as JPMorgan, the Administrative Agent or its counsel may reasonably request relating to the organization, existence and good standing of such Subsidiary;

(b) An incumbency certificate, executed by the Secretary or Assistant Secretary of such Subsidiary, which shall identify by name and title and bear the signature of the officers of such Subsidiary authorized to request Borrowings hereunder and sign the Borrowing Subsidiary Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which such Subsidiary is becoming a party, upon which certificate the Administrative Agent, JPMorgan and the Lenders shall be entitled to rely until informed of any change in writing by the Company or such Subsidiary;

(c) Opinions of counsel to such Subsidiary, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to JPMorgan, the Administrative Agent and its counsel, with respect to the laws of its jurisdiction of organization and such other matters as are reasonably requested by JPMorgan or counsel to the Administrative Agent and addressed to the Administrative Agent, JPMorgan and the Lenders;

(d) To the extent requested by any Lender, promissory notes for each Lender, and any other instruments and documents reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent or JPMorgan;

(e) All compliance certificates, borrowing requests and other similar deliverables as required for the Company under Sections 5.01 and 5.02;

(f) All documentation and other information reasonably requested by the Lenders or the Administrative Agent under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the Patriot Act and, only to the extent a Borrower is a “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, the Beneficial Ownership Regulation; and

(g) Such other similar or related agreements, documents and instruments reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent and JPMorgan, and not otherwise inconsistent with the terms hereof.

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ARTICLE V

Affirmative Covenants

Until the Commitments have expired or been terminated and the principal of and interest on each Loan and all fees payable hereunder shall have been paid in full and all Letters of Credit shall have expired, terminated or been cash-collateralized pursuant to Section 2.06 and all LC Disbursements shall have been reimbursed, the Company covenants and agrees with the Lenders that:

Section 5.01. Information. The Company will furnish, or cause to be furnished, to the Administrative Agent and each of the Lenders:

(a) Certain SEC Filings and Shareholder Reports. As soon as available, and in any event within 14 days of the filing or distribution thereof, (i) copies of all periodic reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, (ii) copies of all current reports on Form 8-K, and (iii) its annual reports to its shareholders (in all cases as filed with the SEC).

(b) Annual Financial Statements. If the Company is not required to file 10-K filings with the SEC or does not file the same within 90 days after the end of each fiscal year, as soon as available, and in any event within 90 days after the end of each fiscal year of the Company, a consolidated balance sheet and income statement of the Company and its Consolidated Subsidiaries, as of the end of such fiscal year, and the related consolidated statements of operations and retained earnings and cash flows for such fiscal year, setting forth in comparative form consolidated figures for the preceding fiscal year, all such financial statements to be in reasonable form and detail and audited by independent certified public accountants of recognized national standing reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and accompanied by an opinion of such accountants (which shall not be subject to any qualifications or exceptions as to the scope of the audit nor to any qualifications or exceptions not reasonably acceptable to the Required Lenders) to the effect that such consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with GAAP and present fairly in accordance with GAAP the consolidated financial position and consolidated results of operations and cash flows of the Company and its Consolidated Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP consistently applied (except for changes with which such accountants concur).

(c) Quarterly Financial Statements. If the Company is not required to file 10-Q filings with the SEC or does not file the same within 45 days after the end of each fiscal year, as soon as available, and in any event within 45 days after the end of each of the first three fiscal quarters in each fiscal year of the Company, a consolidated balance sheet of the Company and its Consolidated Subsidiaries as of the end of such fiscal quarter, together with related consolidated statements of operations and retained earnings and cash flows for such fiscal quarter and the then elapsed portion of such fiscal year, setting forth in comparative form consolidated figures for the corresponding periods of the preceding fiscal year, all such financial statements to be in form and detail and reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, and accompanied by a certificate of the chief financial officer of the Company to the effect that such quarterly financial statements have been prepared in accordance with GAAP and present fairly in accordance with GAAP in all material respects the consolidated financial position and consolidated results of operations and cash flows of the Company and its Consolidated Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP consistently applied, subject to changes resulting from normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes required by GAAP.

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(d) Officer’s Certificate. At the time of delivery of the financial statements provided for in Sections 5.01(a), 5.01(b) and 5.01(c) above, a certificate of the chief financial officer of the Company (i) demonstrating compliance with the financial covenants contained in Section 6.13 and setting forth a calculation of the Total Leverage Ratio, in each case, by calculation thereof as of the end of the fiscal period covered by such financial statements, (ii) stating that no Default or Event of Default exists, or if any Default or Event of Default does exist, specifying the nature and extent thereof and what action the Company proposes to take with respect thereto, and (iii) stating whether, since the date of the most recent financial statements delivered hereunder, there has been any material change in the GAAP applied in the preparation of the financial statements of the Company and its Consolidated Subsidiaries, and, if so, describing such change.

(e) Reports. Promptly after the same are available, copies of each annual report, proxy or financial statement or other report or communication sent to the stockholders of the Company, and copies of all annual, regular, periodic and special reports and registration statements which the Company may file or be required to file with the SEC under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, and not otherwise required to be delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant hereto.

(f) Notices. Prompt notice of: (i) the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default; (ii) breach or non-performance of, or any default under, a material Contractual Obligation of the Company or any Subsidiary; (iii) any dispute, litigation, investigation, proceeding or suspension between the Company or any Subsidiary and any Governmental Authority; (iv) the commencement of, or any material development in, any litigation or proceeding affecting the Company or any Subsidiary, including pursuant to any applicable Environmental Law; (v) the occurrence of any ERISA Event and (vi) any material change in accounting policies or financial reporting practice by the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary; provided that in the case of the events set forth in clauses (ii) through (v), of this subsection (f), any such event has had, or the Company reasonably expects such event will have, a Material Adverse Effect. Each notice pursuant to this Section 5.01(f) shall (i) be accompanied by a statement of a Responsible Officer of the Company setting forth details of the occurrence referred to therein and stating what action the Company has taken and proposes to take with respect thereto and (ii) describe with particularity any and all provisions of this Agreement or other Loan Document that have been breached.

(g) Other Information. With reasonable promptness upon request therefor, (a) (i) confirmation of the accuracy of the information set forth in the most recent Certificate of Beneficial Ownership if provided to the Administrative Agent and Lenders pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, (ii) only to the extent a Borrower qualifies as a “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, a new Certificate of Beneficial Ownership, in form and substance acceptable to the Administrative Agent and each Lenders, when the individual(s) to be identified as a Beneficial Owner have changed, and (iii) such other information and documentation as may reasonably be requested by the Administrative Agent or any Lender from time to time for purposes of compliance by the Administrative Agent or such Lender with applicable laws (including without limitation the Patriot Act and other “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations), and any policy or procedure implemented by the Administrative Agent or such Lender to comply therewith, and (b) such other information regarding the business, properties or financial condition of the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary as the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders may reasonably request.

Section 5.02. Books and Records. The Company will, and will cause each of its Restricted Subsidiaries to, maintain proper books of account and other records and enter therein complete and accurate entries and records of all of its transactions and give representatives of the Administrative Agent, at the Lenders’ expense, reasonable access thereto at all reasonable times, including permission to examine, copy

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and make abstracts from any of such books and records and such other information as it may from time to time reasonably request. In addition, it will be available to the Lenders, or cause its officers to be available from time to time upon reasonable notice to discuss the status of the Loans, its business and any statements, records or documents furnished or made available to the Lenders in connection with this Agreement.

Section 5.03. Payment of Obligations. The Company will, and will cause each of its Restricted Subsidiaries to, pay and discharge as the same shall become due and payable, all its obligations and liabilities the non-payment of which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, including: (i) material Taxes, assessments, charges, levies and other similar material liabilities imposed upon it, its income, profits, property or business, except those which currently are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which it has set aside reserves or made other adequate provision with respect thereto; and (ii) all lawful claims which, if unpaid, would by law become a Lien upon its property which is not a Permitted Lien.

Section 5.04. Compliance with Laws. The Company will, and will cause each of its Restricted Subsidiaries to, comply in all material respects with all laws and regulations applicable to each of them and to the operation of their respective businesses, including without limitation those relating to environmental and health matters, and do all things necessary to maintain, renew and keep in full force and effect all rights, permits, licenses, certificates, satisfactory clearances and franchises necessary to enable them to continue their respective businesses, to the extent its failure to comply with or do any of the foregoing could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 5.05. Environmental Violations. The Company will promptly notify the Administrative Agent of any violation by it or any of its Subsidiaries of any Environmental Law to the extent such violation would, in the reasonable judgment of the Company, have a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 5.06. ERISA Compliance. To the extent necessary to prevent a Material Adverse Effect, the Company will, and will cause each of its Subsidiaries to, comply in all material respects with the applicable provisions of ERISA, the applicable related provisions of the Code and other Federal and state laws.

Section 5.07. Maintenance of Properties. The Company will, and will cause each of its Restricted Subsidiaries to, (i) maintain, preserve and protect all of its material properties and equipment necessary in the operation of its business in good working order and condition, ordinary wear and tear excepted, and (ii) make all necessary repairs thereto and renewals and replacements thereof, except in each case where the failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect (it being understood and agreed that this Section 5.07 shall not prohibit or restrict the Permitted Spinoff and Permitted Spinoff Transactions).

Section 5.08. Maintenance of Insurance. The Company will, and will cause each of its Restricted Subsidiaries to, maintain insurance with responsible insurance companies against loss or damage from hazards and the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries will maintain public liability insurance, all in amounts reasonably consistent with the Company’s current practice.

Section 5.09. Use of Proceeds.

(a) The proceeds of the Loans and Letters of Credit will be used to repay indebtedness and for working capital and other general corporate purposes of the Company and its Subsidiaries, including, without limitation, capital expenditures or acquisitions, not in contravention of any law or of any Loan Document. No part of the proceeds of any Loan and no Letter of Credit will be

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used, whether directly or indirectly, for any purpose that entails a violation of any of the regulations of the Board, including Regulations T, U and X.

(b) No Borrower will request any Borrowing or Letter of Credit, and no Borrower shall use, and shall ensure that its Subsidiaries and its or their respective directors, officers, employees and agents shall not use, the proceeds of any Borrowing or Letter of Credit (a) in furtherance of an offer, payment, promise to pay, or authorization of the payment or giving of money, or anything else of value, to any Person in violation of any Anti-Corruption Laws, (b) for the purpose of funding, financing or facilitating any activities, business or transaction of or with any Sanctioned Person, or in any Sanctioned Country, to the extent such activities, businesses, or transactions would be prohibited by Sanctions if conducted by a corporation incorporated in the United States of America, or (c) in any manner that would result in the violation of any Sanctions applicable to any party hereto.

Section 5.10. Existence; Conduct of Business. The Company will, and will cause each of its Restricted Subsidiaries to, (i) do or cause to be done all things necessary to preserve, renew and keep in full force and effect its legal existence, (ii) do or cause to be done all things necessary to preserve, renew and keep in full force and effect the rights, qualifications, licenses, permits, privileges, franchises, governmental authorizations and intellectual property rights necessary to the conduct of its business, and (iii) m