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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): October 30, 2019
KAISER ALUMINUM CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
 
 
 
 
 
Delaware
 
1-09447
 
94-3030279
(State or Other Jurisdiction
 
(Commission
 
(I.R.S. Employer
of Incorporation)
 
File Number)
 
Identification No.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
27422 Portola Parkway,
Suite 200
 
 
 
Foothill Ranch,
California
 
 
92610-2831
 
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)

(949614-1740
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
KALU
Nasdaq Global Select Market
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR 240.12b-2).
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 standard provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
 
 





Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On October 30, 2019, Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (the “Company”) and certain subsidiaries of the Company (collectively with the Company, the “Borrowers”) entered into a Credit Agreement with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (“Wells Fargo”), as administrative agent, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (“JPMorgan Chase”), as joint lead arrangers and as joint book runners, and the other financial institutions party thereto (the “Credit Agreement”). The Credit Agreement provides a commitment of $375 million (of which up to a maximum of $20 million may be utilized for letters of credit), with a maturity date of the earlier of (a) February 15, 2024, if by that date the scheduled maturity date of the Company’s 5.875% senior unsecured notes due 2024 has not been extended to a date not earlier than 90 days after October 30, 2024, repaid in full, or refinanced on terms mutually satisfactory to the Borrowers and Wells Fargo, and (b) October 30, 2024.
    
Under the Credit Agreement, the Company is able to borrow from time to time an aggregate amount equal to the lesser of $375 million and a borrowing base comprised of (a) 90% of eligible accounts receivable in which the account debtor is an investment-grade domestic account debtor, less the amount, if any, of the dilution reserve, (b) 85% of eligible accounts receivable in which the account debtor is a domestic account debtor, but not an investment-grade domestic account debtor, less the amount, if any, of the dilution reserve, (c) the lesser of (i) 85% of eligible accounts receivable in which the account debtor is not a domestic account debtor, less the amount, if any, of the dilution reserve and (ii) an amount equal to 25% of the lesser of (A) maximum revolver amount or (B) borrowing base, (d) the lesser of (i) the product of 75% multiplied by the value of eligible inventory and (ii) the product of 85% multiplied by the net recovery percentage identified in the most recent acceptable appraisal of inventory, multiplied by the value of eligible inventory, (e) certain eligible machinery and equipment, and (f) at the option of the Company, 100% of eligible cash, (g) less certain reserves, all as specified in the Credit Agreement.

At maturity, all principal amounts outstanding under the Credit Agreement will be due and payable. Borrowings under the Credit Agreement bear interest at a rate equal to either a base prime rate or LIBOR, plus, in each case, a specified variable percentage determined by reference to the then-remaining borrowing availability under the Credit Agreement. The initial LIBOR applicable margin is 125 basis points. The Company will also pay a monthly commitment fee equal to 0.25% per annum multiplied by the result of (i) the aggregate amount of revolver commitments, less (ii) the average revolver usage during the immediately preceding month. The Credit Agreement may, subject to certain conditions and the agreement of lenders thereunder, be increased up to $575 million.

Amounts owed under the Credit Agreement may be accelerated upon the occurrence of various events of default set forth in the Credit Agreement, including, without limitation, the failure to make principal or interest payments when due and breaches of covenants, representations and warranties set forth in the Credit Agreement. The Credit Agreement places restrictions on the ability of the Company and certain of its subsidiaries to, among other things, grant liens, engage in mergers, sell assets, incur debt, enter into sale and leaseback transactions, make investments, undertake transactions with affiliates, prepay and repurchase debt, pay dividends and repurchase shares. In addition, if certain minimum availability thresholds are not met, as specified in the Credit Agreement, the Company and its domestic operating subsidiaries will not permit their fixed charge coverage ratio on a consolidated basis to be less than 1.0 to 1.0. The Credit Agreement is secured by a first priority lien on substantially all of the accounts receivable and inventory, certain specified equipment, and certain other assets and proceeds relating thereto of the Company and its domestic operating subsidiaries.

By entering the Credit Agreement, the Company is refinancing and replacing its existing amended and restated Revolving Credit Facility, dated as of December 1, 2015, with JPMorgan Chase, as administrative agent.

The preceding description of the Credit Agreement is a summary and is qualified in its entirety by the Credit Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.

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

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






Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
(d)
Exhibits.
 
 
 
Exhibit
 
 
Number
 
Description
10.1
 
101.INS
 
XBRL Instance Document - the instance document does not appear in the Interactive Data File because its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.
101.SCH
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema.
101.CAL
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation.
101.DEF
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition.
101.LAB
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label.
101.PRE
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation.
104
 
Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101).





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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KAISER ALUMINUM CORPORATION
(Registrant)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
 
/s/ Cherrie I. Tsai
 
 
 
 
Cherrie I. Tsai
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Date: November 4, 2019



Exhibit
 

CREDIT AGREEMENT

by and among

WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Administrative Agent,

WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, and
JPMORGAN CAHSE BANK, N.A.,
as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Book Runners,

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

THE LENDERS THAT ARE PARTIES HERETO,
as the Lenders,

and
KAISER ALUMINUM CORPORATION,
KAISER ALUMINUM INVESTMENTS COMPANY,
KAISER ALUMINUM FABRICATED PRODUCTS, LLC,
KAISER ALUMINUM WASHINGTON, LLC,
and
THOSE ADDITIONAL PERSONS THT ARE JOINED AS A PARTY HERETO,
as Borrowers

Dated as of October 30, 2019
 




Table of Contents

 
 
 
Page

1.
DEFINITIONS AND CONSTRUCTION
1

 
1.1
Definitions
1

 
1.2
Accounting Terms
42

 
1.3
Code
42

 
1.4
Construction
42

 
1.5
Time References
43

 
1.6
Schedules and Exhibits
43

 
1.7
Divisions
43

2.
LOANS AND TERMS OF PAYMENT
43

 
2.1
Revolving Loans
43

 
2.2
[Reserved]
44

 
2.3
Borrowing Procedures and Settlements
45

 
2.4
Payments; Reductions of Commitments; Prepayments
51

 
2.5
Promise to Pay; Promissory Notes
55

 
2.6
Interest Rates and Letter of Credit Fee: Rates, Payments, and Calculations
55

 
2.7
Crediting Payments
57

 
2.8
Designated Account
57

 
2.9
Maintenance of Loan Account; Statements of Obligations
57

 
2.10
Fees
57

 
2.11
Letters of Credit
58

 
2.12
LIBOR Option
66

 
2.13
Capital Requirements
69

 
2.14
Incremental Facilities
70

 
2.15
Joint and Several Liability of Borrowers
71

3.
CONDITIONS; TERM OF AGREEMENT
75

 
3.1
Conditions Precedent to Effectiveness
75

 
3.2
Conditions Precedent to all Extensions of Credit
75

 
3.3
Maturity
75

 
3.4
Effect of Maturity
75

 
3.5
Early Termination by Borrowers
75

4.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
75

 
4.1
Organization; Powers
76

 
4.2
Authorization; Enforceability
76

 
4.3
Governmental Approvals; No Conflicts
76




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Table of Contents
(continued)

 
 
 
Page

 
4.4
Financial Conditions; No Material Adverse Change
76

 
4.5
Properties
77

 
4.6
Litigation and Environmental Matters
77

 
4.7
Compliance with Laws and Agreements
77

 
4.8
Governmental Regulation
77

 
4.9
Taxes
77

 
4.10
ERISA
77

 
4.11
Disclosure
78

 
4.12
Material Agreements
78

 
4.13
Solvency
78

 
4.14
Insurance
78

 
4.15
Capitalization and Subsidiaries
79

 
4.16
Security Interest in Collateral
79

 
4.17
Employment Matters
79

 
4.18
Federal Reserve Regulations
79

 
4.19
Use of Proceeds
79

 
4.20
OFAC; Sanctions; Anti-Corruption Laws; Anti-Money Laundering Laws
79

 
4.21
Common Enterprise
80

 
4.22
Patriot Act
80

 
4.23
Eligible Accounts; Eligible Inventory; Eligible M&E
80

 
4.24
Location of Inventory and M&E
80

 
4.25
Inventory Records
80

 
4.26
Hedge Agreements
80

5.
AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS
81

 
5.1
Financial Statements; Borrowing Base and Other Information
81

 
5.2
Notices and Material Events
84

 
5.3
Existence; Conduct of Business
85

 
5.4
Payment of Obligations
85

 
5.5
Maintenance of Properties
85

 
5.6
Books and Records; Inspection Rights
85

 
5.7
Compliance with Law
85

 
5.8
Use of Proceeds
86

 
5.9
Insurance
86


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Table of Contents
(continued)

 
 
 
Page

 
5.10
Environmental Covenant
87

 
5.11
Appraisals
87

 
5.12
Field Examinations
87

 
5.13
Depository Banks
88

 
5.14
Additional Collateral; Further Assurances
88

 
5.15
[Reserved]
89

 
5.16
Location of Inventory and M&E; Chief Executive Office
89

 
5.17
OFAC; Sanctions; Anti-Corruption Laws; Anti-Money Laundering Laws
89

 
5.18
Post-Closing Obligations
89

6.
NEGATIVE COVENANTS
89

 
6.1
Indebtedness
89

 
6.2
Liens
91

 
6.3
Fundamental Changes
92

 
6.4
Investments, Loans, Advances, Guarantees and Acquisitions
92

 
6.5
Asset Sales
93

 
6.6
Sales and Leaseback Transactions
94

 
6.7
Hedge Agreements
94

 
6.8
Restricted Payments; Certain Payments of Indebtedness
94

 
6.9
Transactions with Affiliates
95

 
6.10
Restrictive Agreements
95

 
6.11
Amendment of Material Documents
96

 
6.12
Inventory or M&E with Bailees
96

7.
FINANCIAL COVENANTS
96

 
7.1
Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio
96

8.
EVENTS OF DEFAULT
96

9.
RIGHTS AND REMEDIES
98

 
9.1
Rights and Remedies
98

 
9.2
Remedies Cumulative
99

10.
WAIVERS; INDEMNIFICATION
99

 
10.1
Demand; Protect; etc
99

 
10.2
The Lender Group's Liability for Collateral
99

 
10.3
Indemnification
99

11.
NOTICES
100


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Table of Contents
(continued)


 
 
 
Page

12.
CHOICES OF LAW AND VENUE; JURY TRIAL WAIVER; JUDICIAL REFERENCE PROVISION
101

13.
ASSIGNMENTS AND PARTICIPATIONS; SUCCESSORS
104

 
13.1
Assignment and Participations
104

 
13.2
Successors
108

14.
AMENDMENTS; WAIVERS
108

 
14.1
Amendments and Waivers
108

 
14.2
Replacement of Certain Lenders
110

 
14.3
No Waivers; Cumulative Remedies
111

15.
AGENT; THE LENDER GROUP
111

 
15.1
Appointment and Authorization of Agent
111

 
15.2
Delegation of Duties
112

 
15.3
Liability of Agent
112

 
15.4
Reliance by Agent
112

 
15.5
Notice of Default and Event of Default
113

 
15.6
Credit Decision
113

 
15.7
Costs and Expenses; Indemnification
113

 
15.8
Agent in Individual Capacity
114

 
15.9
Successor Agent
114

 
15.10
Lender in Individual Capacity
115

 
15.11
Collateral Matters
115

 
15.13
Restrictions on Actions by Lenders; Sharing of Payments
117

 
15.13
Agency for Perfection
117

 
15.14
Payments by Agent to the Lenders
118

 
15.15
Concerning the Collateral and Related Loan Documents
118

 
15.16
Field Examination Reports; Confidentiality; Disclaimers by Lenders; Other Reports and Information
118

 
15.17
Several Obligations; No Liability
119

 
15.18
Joint Lead Arrangers, Joint Book Runners, and Syndication Agent
119

 
15.19
Certain ERISA Matters
119

16.
WITHHOLDING TAXES
120

 
16.1
Payments
120

 
16.2
Exemptions
121

 
16.3
Reductions
122


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Table of Contents
(continued)

 
 
 
Page

 
16.4
Refunds
123

17.
GENERAL PROVISIONS
123

 
17.1
Effectiveness
123

 
17.2
Section Headings
123

 
17.3
Interpretation
123

 
17.4
Severability of Provisions
124

 
17.5
Bank Product Providers
124

 
17.6
Debtor-Creditor Relationship
124

 
17.7
Counterparts; Electronic Execution
124

 
17.8
Revival and Reinstatement of Obligations; Certain Waivers
125

 
17.9
Confidentiality
125

 
17.10
Survival
127

 
17.11
Patriot Act; Due Diligence
127

 
17.12
Integration
127

 
17.13
KAC as Agent for Borrower
127

 
17.14
Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions
128

 
17.15
Ackowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs
128



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EXHIBITS AND SCHEDULES
Exhibit A-1    Form of Assignment and Acceptance
Exhibit B-1    Form of Borrowing Base Certificate
Exhibit B-2    Form of Bank Product Provider Agreement
Exhibit C-1    Form of Compliance Certificate
Exhibit L-1    Form of LIBOR Notice
Exhibit J-1    Form of Joinder
Exhibit P-1    Form of Perfection Certificate


Schedule A-1    Agent’s Account
Schedule A-2    Authorized Persons
Schedule C-1    Commitments
Schedule D-1    Designated Account
Schedule E-1    Existing Letters of Credit
Schedule 1.1(b)    Designated Account Debtors
Schedule 1.1(c)    Significant Subsidiaries
Schedule 1.1(d)    Reliance Account Debtors
Schedule 3.1    Conditions Precedent
Schedule 4.5(a)    Real Property    
Schedule 4.5(b)    Intellectual Property
Schedule 4.6    Disclosed Matters
Schedule 4.12    Material Agreements
Schedule 4.14    Insurance
Schedule 4.15    Capitalization and Subsidiaries
Schedule 4.24    Location of Inventory and M&E
Schedule 6.1(a)(ii)    Existing Indebtedness
Schedule 6.1(a)(v)    Existing Purchase Money Debt and Finance Lease Obligations
Schedule 6.2    Existing Liens
Schedule 6.4    Existing Investments
Schedule 6.10    Existing Restrictions










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Credit Agreement
This Credit Agreement is entered into as of October 30, 2019, by and among the lenders identified on the signature pages hereof (each of such lenders, together with its successors and permitted assigns, is referred to hereinafter as a “Lender”, as that term is hereinafter further defined), Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, a national banking association, as administrative agent for each member of the Lender Group and the Bank Product Providers (in such capacity, together with its successors and assigns in such capacity, “Agent”), Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, a national banking association, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., a national banking association, as joint lead arrangers (in such capacity, together with their successors and assigns in such capacity, the “Joint Lead Arrangers”) and as joint book runners (in such capacity, together with their successors and assigns in such capacity, the “Joint Book Runners”), Bank of America, N.A., a national banking association, as syndication agent (in such capacity, together with its successors and assigns in such capacity, the “Syndication Agent”), Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“KAC”), Kaiser Aluminum Investments Company, a Delaware corporation (“KAIC”), Kaiser Aluminum Fabricated Products, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“KAFP”), Kaiser Aluminum Washington, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“KAW”), and those additional Persons that are joined as a party hereto by executing the form of Joinder attached hereto as Exhibit J-1 (each, together with KAC, KAIC, KAFP, and KAW, a “Borrower” and individually and collectively, jointly and severally, the “Borrowers”).
The parties agree as follows:
1.
DEFINITIONS AND CONSTRUCTION.

1.1    Definitions. As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the following definitions:

Acceptable Appraisal” means, with respect to an appraisal of Inventory or M&E, the most recent appraisal of such property received by Agent (a) from an appraisal company satisfactory to Agent, (b) the scope and methodology (including, to the extent relevant, any sampling procedure employed by such appraisal company) of which are satisfactory to Agent, and (c) the results of which are satisfactory to Agent, in each case, in Agent’s Permitted Discretion.
Account” means an account (as that term is defined in the Code).
Account Debtor” means any Person who is obligated on an Account, chattel paper, or a general intangible.
Account Party” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 2.11(h) of this Agreement.
Accounting Changes” means changes in accounting principles required by the promulgation of any rule, regulation, pronouncement or opinion by the Financial Accounting Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (or successor thereto or any agency with similar functions).
Administrative Borrower” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 17.13 of this Agreement.
Administrative Questionnaire” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 13.1(a) of this Agreement.
Affected Lender” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 2.13(b) of this Agreement.

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Affiliate” means, as applied to any Person, any other Person who controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with, such Person. For purposes of this definition, “control” means the possession, directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, of the power to direct the management and policies of a Person, whether through the ownership of Equity Interests, by contract, or otherwise; provided, that for purposes of the definition of Eligible Accounts and Section 6.9 of this Agreement: (a) if any Person owns directly or indirectly 10% or more of the Equity Interests having ordinary voting power for the election of directors or other members of the governing body of a Person or 10% or more of the partnership or other ownership interests of a Person (other than as a limited partner of such Person), then both such Persons shall be Affiliates of each other, (b) each director (or comparable manager) of a Person shall be deemed to be an Affiliate of such Person, and (c) each partnership in which a Person is a general partner shall be deemed an Affiliate of such Person.
Agent” has the meaning specified therefor in the preamble to this Agreement.
Agent-Related Persons” means Agent, together with its Affiliates, officers, directors, employees, attorneys, and agents.
Agent’s Account” means the Deposit Account of Agent identified on Schedule A-1 to this Agreement (or such other Deposit Account of Agent that has been designated as such, in writing, by Agent to Borrowers and the Lenders).
Agent’s Liens” means the Liens granted by each Loan Party or its Subsidiaries to Agent under the Loan Documents and securing the Obligations.
Agreement” means this Credit Agreement, as amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.
Anti-Corruption Laws” means the FCPA, the U.K. Bribery Act of 2010, as amended, and all other applicable laws and regulations or ordinances concerning or relating to bribery, money laundering or corruption in any jurisdiction in which any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries or Affiliates is located or is doing business.
Anti-Money Laundering Laws” means the applicable laws or regulations in any jurisdiction in which any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries or Affiliates is located or is doing business that relates to money laundering, any predicate crime to money laundering, or any financial record keeping and reporting requirements related thereto.
Applicable Margin” means, as of any date of determination and with respect to Base Rate Loans or LIBOR Rate Loans, as applicable, the applicable margin set forth in the following table that corresponds to the Average Excess Availability of Borrowers for the most recently completed quarter; provided, that for the period from the Closing Date through and including December 31, 2019, the Applicable Margin shall be set at the margin in the row styled “Level II”; provided further, that any time an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Applicable Margin shall be set at the margin in the row styled “Level II”:
Level
Average Excess Availability
Applicable Margin for Base Rate Loans (the “Revolving Loan Base Rate Margin”)
Applicable Margin for LIBOR Rate Loans (the “Revolving Loan LIBOR Rate Margin”)
I
≥ 40% of the
Maximum Revolver Amount
0.25 percentage points
1.25 percentage points
II
< 40% of the
Maximum Revolver Amount
0.50 percentage points
1.50 percentage points


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The Applicable Margin shall be re-determined as of the first day of each quarter.
Application Event” means the occurrence of (a) a failure by Borrowers to repay all of the Obligations in full on the Maturity Date, or (b) an Event of Default and the election by Agent or the Required Lenders to require that payments and proceeds of Collateral be applied pursuant to Section 2.4(b)(iii) of this Agreement.
Assignee” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 13.1(a) of this Agreement.
Assignment and Acceptance” means an Assignment and Acceptance Agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit A-1 to this Agreement.
Authorized Person” means any one of the individuals identified as an officer of a Borrower on Schedule A-2 to this Agreement, or any other individual identified by Administrative Borrower as an authorized person and authenticated through Agent’s electronic platform or portal in accordance with its procedures for such authentication.
Availability” means, as of any date of determination, the amount that Borrowers are entitled to borrow as Revolving Loans under Section 2.1 of this Agreement (after giving effect to the then outstanding Revolver Usage).
Available Increase Amount” means, as of any date of determination, an amount equal to the result of (a) $200,000,000, minus (b) the aggregate principal amount of Increases to the Revolver Commitments previously made pursuant to Section 2.14 of this Agreement.
Average Excess Availability” means, with respect to any period, the sum of the aggregate amount of Excess Availability for each day in such period (as calculated by Agent as of the end of each respective day) divided by the number of days in such period.
Average Revolver Usage” means, with respect to any period, the sum of the aggregate amount of Revolver Usage for each day in such period (calculated as of the end of each respective day) divided by the number of days in such period.
Bail-In Action” means the exercise of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by the applicable EEA Resolution Authority in respect of any liability of an EEA Financial Institution.
Bail-In Legislation” means, 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 for such EEA Member Country from time to time which is described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule.
Bank Product” means any one or more of the following financial products or accommodations extended to any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries by a Bank Product Provider: (a) credit cards (including

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commercial cards (including so-called “purchase cards”, “procurement cards” or “p-cards”)), (b) payment card processing services, (c) debit cards, (d) stored value cards, (e) Cash Management Services, or (f) transactions under Hedge Agreements.
Bank Product Agreements” means those agreements entered into from time to time by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries with a Bank Product Provider in connection with the obtaining of any of the Bank Products.
Bank Product Collateralization” means providing cash collateral (pursuant to documentation reasonably satisfactory to Agent) to be held by Agent for the benefit of the Bank Product Providers (other than the Hedge Providers) in an amount determined by Agent as sufficient to satisfy the reasonably estimated credit exposure, operational risk or processing risk with respect to the then existing Bank Product Obligations (other than Hedge Obligations).
Bank Product Obligations” means (a) all obligations, liabilities, reimbursement obligations, fees, or expenses owing by each Loan Party and its Subsidiaries to any Bank Product Provider pursuant to or evidenced by a Bank Product Agreement and irrespective of whether for the payment of money, whether direct or indirect, absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising, (b) all Hedge Obligations, and (c) all amounts that Agent or any Lender is obligated to pay to a Bank Product Provider as a result of Agent or such Lender purchasing participations from, or executing guarantees or indemnities or reimbursement obligations to, a Bank Product Provider with respect to the Bank Products provided by such Bank Product Provider to a Loan Party or its Subsidiaries.
Bank Product Provider” means any Lender or any of its Affiliates, including each of the foregoing in its capacity, if applicable, as a Hedge Provider; provided, that no such Person (other than Wells Fargo or its Affiliates) shall constitute a Bank Product Provider with respect to a Bank Product unless and until Agent receives a Bank Product Provider Agreement from such Person (a) on or prior to the Closing Date (or such later date as Agent shall agree to in writing in its sole discretion) with respect to Bank Products provided on or prior to the Closing Date, or (b) on or prior to the date that is 10 days after the provision of such Bank Product to a Loan Party or its Subsidiaries (or such later date as Agent shall agree to in writing in its sole discretion) with respect to Bank Products provided after the Closing Date; provided further, that if, at any time, a Lender ceases to be a Lender under this Agreement (prior to the payment in full of the Obligations), then, from and after the date on which it so ceases to be a Lender hereunder, neither it nor any of its Affiliates shall constitute Bank Product Providers and the obligations with respect to Bank Products provided by such former Lender or any of its Affiliates shall no longer constitute Bank Product Obligations.
Bank Product Provider Agreement” means an agreement in substantially the form attached hereto as Exhibit B-2 to this Agreement, in form and substance satisfactory to Agent, duly executed by the applicable Bank Product Provider, the applicable Loan Parties, and Agent.
Bank Product Reserves” means, as of any date of determination, those reserves that Agent deems necessary or appropriate to establish (based upon the Bank Product Providers’ determination of the liabilities and obligations of each Loan Party and its Subsidiaries in respect of Bank Product Obligations) in respect of Bank Products then provided or outstanding.
Bankruptcy Code” means title 11 of the United States Code, as in effect from time to time.
Base Rate” means the greatest of (a) the Federal Funds Rate plus ½%, (b) the LIBOR Rate (which rate shall be calculated based upon an Interest Period of one month and shall be determined on a daily basis), plus one percentage point, and (c) the rate of interest announced, from time to time, within Wells Fargo at its principal office in San Francisco as its “prime rate”, with the understanding that the “prime

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rate” is one of Wells Fargo’s base rates (not necessarily the lowest of such rates) and serves as the basis upon which effective rates of interest are calculated for those loans making reference thereto and is evidenced by the recording thereof after its announcement in such internal publications as Wells Fargo may designate (and, if any such announced rate is below zero, then the rate determined pursuant to this clause (c) shall be deemed to be zero).
Base Rate Loan” means each portion of the Revolving Loans that bears interest at a rate determined by reference to the Base Rate.
Base Rate Margin” means the Revolving Loan Base Rate Margin.
Benchmark Replacement” means the sum of: (a) the alternate benchmark rate (which may include Term SOFR) that has been selected by Agent and Administrative Borrower giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a replacement 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 rate of interest as a replacement to the LIBOR Rate for Dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities and (b) the Benchmark Replacement Adjustment; provided, that if the Benchmark Replacement as so determined would be less than zero, the Benchmark Replacement shall be deemed to be zero for the purposes of this Agreement.
Benchmark Replacement Adjustment” means, with respect to any replacement of the LIBOR Rate with an Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for each applicable Interest Period, 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 Agent and Administrative Borrower giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of the LIBOR Rate with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement by the Relevant Governmental Body or (ii) 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 the LIBOR Rate with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for Dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time.
Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes” means, with respect to any Benchmark Replacement, any technical, administrative or operational changes (including changes to the definition of “Base Rate”, the definition of “Interest Period”, timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest and other administrative matters) that Agent decides, after consultation with Administrative Borrower, may be appropriate to reflect the adoption and implementation of such Benchmark Replacement and to permit the administration thereof by Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice (or, if Agent decides that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or if Agent determines that no market practice for the administration of the Benchmark Replacement exists, in such other manner of administration as Agent decides is reasonably necessary in connection with the administration of this Agreement).
Benchmark Replacement Date” means the earlier to occur of the following events with respect to the LIBOR Rate:
(a)    in the case of clause (a) or (b) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the later of (i) the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein and (ii) the date on which the administrator of the LIBOR Rate permanently or indefinitely ceases to provide the LIBOR Rate; or


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(b)    in the case of clause (c) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein.

Benchmark Transition Event” means the occurrence of one or more of the following events with respect to the LIBOR Rate:
(a)     a public statement or publication of information by or on behalf of the administrator of the LIBOR Rate announcing that such administrator has ceased or will cease to provide the LIBOR Rate, permanently or indefinitely, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide the LIBOR Rate;

(b)    a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of the LIBOR Rate, the Federal Reserve System of the United States (or any successor), an insolvency official with jurisdiction over the administrator for the LIBOR Rate, a resolution authority with jurisdiction over the administrator for the LIBOR Rate or a court or an entity with similar insolvency or resolution authority over the administrator for the LIBOR Rate, which states that the administrator of the LIBOR Rate has ceased or will cease to provide the LIBOR Rate permanently or indefinitely, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide the LIBOR Rate; or

(c)    a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of the LIBOR Rate announcing that the LIBOR Rate is no longer representative.

Benchmark Transition Start Date” means (a) in the case of a Benchmark Transition Event, the earlier of (i) the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date and (ii) if such Benchmark Transition Event is a public statement or publication of information of a prospective event, the 90th day prior to the expected date of such event as of such public statement or publication of information (or if the expected date of such prospective event is fewer than 90 days after such statement or publication, the date of such statement or publication), and (b) in the case of an Early Opt-in Election, the date specified by Agent or the Required Lenders, as applicable, by notice to Administrative Borrower, Agent (in the case of such notice by the Required Lenders) and the Lenders.
Benchmark Unavailability Period” means, if a Benchmark Transition Event and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred with respect to the LIBOR Rate and solely to the extent that the LIBOR Rate has not been replaced with a Benchmark Replacement, the period (x) beginning at the time that such Benchmark Replacement Date has occurred if, at such time, no Benchmark Replacement has replaced the LIBOR Rate for all purposes hereunder in accordance with Section 2.12(e) and (y) ending at the time that a Benchmark Replacement has replaced the LIBOR Rate for all purposes hereunder pursuant to Section 2.12(e).
Beneficial Ownership Certification” means a certification regarding beneficial ownership as required by the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.
Beneficial Ownership Regulation” means 31 C.F.R. § 1010.230.
Benefit Plan” means any of (a) an “employee benefit plan” (as defined in ERISA) that is subject to Title I of ERISA, (b) a “plan” as defined in and subject to Section 4975 of the IRC, or (c) any Person whose assets include (for purposes of Section 3(42) of ERISA 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”.

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Board of Directors” means, as to any Person, the board of directors (or comparable managers) of such Person, or any committee thereof duly authorized to act on behalf of the board of directors (or comparable managers).
Board of Governors” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States (or any successor).
Borrower” and “Borrowers” have the respective meanings specified therefor in the preamble to this Agreement.
Borrower Materials” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 17.9(c) of this Agreement.
Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of Revolving Loans made on the same day by the Lenders (or Agent on behalf thereof), or by Swing Lender in the case of a Swing Loan, or by Agent in the case of an Extraordinary Advance.
Borrowing Base” means, as of any date of determination, the result of:
(a)    90% of the amount of Eligible Accounts with respect to which the Account Debtor is an Investment-Grade Domestic Account Debtor, less the amount, if any, of the Dilution Reserve, plus

(b)    85% of the amount of Eligible Accounts with respect to which the Account Debtor is a Domestic Account Debtor but not an Investment-Grade Domestic Account Debtor, less the amount, if any, of the Dilution Reserve, plus

(c)    the lesser of
 
(i)85% of the amount of Eligible Accounts with respect to which the Account Debtor is not a Domestic Account Debtor, less the amount, if any, of the Dilution Reserve, and
 
(ii)an amount equal to 25% of the Line Cap, plus

(d)    the lesser of

(i)the product of 75% multiplied by the value (calculated at the lower of cost or market on a first-in-first-out basis consistent with Borrowers’ historical accounting practices or, subject to verification by Agent or a field examiner pursuant to an Acceptable Appraisal, on a weighted-average basis) of Eligible Inventory at such time, and

(ii)the product of 85% multiplied by the Net Recovery Percentage identified in the most recent Acceptable Appraisal of Inventory, multiplied by the value (calculated at the lower of cost or market on a basis consistent with Borrowers’ historical accounting practices or, subject to verification by Agent or a field examiner pursuant to an Acceptable Appraisal, on a weighted-average basis) of Eligible Inventory (such determination may be made as to different categories of Eligible Inventory based upon the Net Recovery Percentage applicable to such categories) at such time, plus

(e)    the PP&E Component; plus

(f)    at the option of Administrative Borrower, 100% of Eligible Cash; provided, that anything to the contrary in this Agreement notwithstanding, the portion of the Borrowing Base comprised of Eligible Cash may be adjusted, based on Agent’s Permitted Discretion, on a daily basis to reflect the aggregate amount of Eligible Cash as of the open of business on each Business Day as verified by Agent

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(which verification may be by receipt by Agent from the applicable Lender or Borrowers of screenshots of each website of each applicable deposit bank or securities intermediary describing the balance in each applicable account holding Eligible Cash); minus

(g)    the aggregate amount of Reserves, if any, established by Agent from time to time under Section 2.1(c) of this Agreement;
Borrowing Base Certificate” means a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit B-1 to this Agreement, which such form of Borrowing Base Certificate may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time (including without limitation, changes to the format thereof), as approved by Agent in Agent’s sole discretion.
Business Day” means any day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or other day on which banks are authorized or required to close in the state of New York, except that, if a determination of a Business Day shall relate to a LIBOR Rate Loan, the term “Business Day” also shall exclude any day on which banks are closed for dealings in Dollar deposits in the London interbank market.
Capital Expenditures” means, without duplication, any actual cash expenditure for any purchase or other acquisition of any asset which would be classified as a fixed or capital asset on a consolidated balance sheet of KAC and its Subsidiaries prepared in accordance with GAAP.
Cash Dominion Event” means the occurrence of either of the following: (a) the occurrence and continuance of any Event of Default, or (b) Excess Availability is less than the greater of (i) 10.0% of the Line Cap, and (ii) $30,000,000 for 5 consecutive Business Days.
Cash Dominion Period” means the period commencing after the occurrence of a Cash Dominion Event and continuing until the date when (a) no Event of Default shall exist and be continuing, and (b) Excess Availability is greater than the greater of (i) 10.0% of the Line Cap, and (ii) $30,000,000 for 30 consecutive days.
Cash Equivalents” means (a) marketable direct obligations issued by, or unconditionally guaranteed by, the United States or issued by any agency thereof and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States, in each case maturing within one year from the date of acquisition thereof, (b) marketable direct obligations issued or fully guaranteed by any state of the United States or any political subdivision of any such state or any public instrumentality thereof maturing within one year from the date of acquisition thereof and, at the time of acquisition, having one of the two highest ratings obtainable from either Standard & Poor’s Rating Group (“S&P”) or Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. (“Moody’s”), (c) commercial paper maturing no more than one year from the date of creation thereof and, at the time of acquisition, having a rating of at least A-2 from S&P or at least P-2 from Moody’s, (d) certificates of deposit, time deposits, overnight bank deposits or bankers’ acceptances maturing within one year from the date of acquisition thereof issued by any bank organized under the laws of the United States or any state thereof or the District of Columbia or any United States branch of a foreign bank having at the date of acquisition thereof combined capital and surplus of not less than $1,000,000,000, (e) Deposit Accounts maintained with (i) any bank that satisfies the criteria described in clause (d) above, or (ii) any other bank organized under the laws of the United States or any state thereof so long as the full amount maintained with any such other bank is insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, (f) repurchase obligations of any commercial bank satisfying the requirements of clause (d) of this definition or of any recognized securities dealer having combined capital and surplus of not less than $1,000,000,000, having a term of not more than seven days, with respect to securities satisfying the criteria in clauses (a) or (d) above, (g) debt securities with maturities of six months or less from the date of acquisition backed by standby letters of credit issued by any commercial bank satisfying the criteria described in clause (d) above, and (h) Investments in money market

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funds substantially all of whose assets are invested in the types of assets described in clauses (a) through (g) above.
Cash Management Services” means any cash management or related services including treasury, depository, return items, overdraft, controlled disbursement, merchant store value cards, e-payables services, electronic funds transfer, interstate depository network, automatic clearing house transfer (including the Automated Clearing House processing of electronic funds transfers through the direct Federal Reserve Fedline system) and other cash management arrangements.
Change in Control” means (a) the acquisition of ownership, directly or indirectly, beneficially or of record, by any Person or group (within the meaning of the Exchange Act and the rules of the SEC thereunder as in effect on the date hereof), of Equity Interests representing more than 45% of the aggregate ordinary voting power represented by the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of KAC; (b) occupation of a majority of the seats (other than vacant seats) on the board of directors of KAC by Persons who were not (i) directors of KAC on the date of this Agreement, (ii) nominated or appointed by the board of directors of KAC or (iii) approved by the Board of Directors of KAC as director candidates prior to their election; or (c) the acquisition of direct or indirect Control of any of the Loan Parties (other than KAC) by any Person or group (within the meaning of the Exchange Act and the rules of the SEC thereunder as in effect on the Closing Date) other than KAC.
Change in Law” means the occurrence after the date of this Agreement of: (a) the adoption or effectiveness of any law, rule, regulation, judicial ruling, judgment or treaty, (b) any change in any law, rule, regulation, judicial ruling, judgment or treaty or in the administration, interpretation, implementation or application by any Governmental Authority of any law, rule, regulation, guideline or treaty, or (c) the making or issuance by any Governmental Authority of any request, rule, guideline or directive, whether or not having the force of law; provided, that notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, (i) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith, and (ii) all requests, rules, guidelines or directives concerning capital adequacy 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 shall, in each case, be deemed to be a “Change in Law,” regardless of the date enacted, adopted or issued.
Closing Date” means the date on which Agent sends Borrowers a written notice that each of the conditions precedent set forth on Schedule 3.1 to this Agreement either have been satisfied or have been waived.
Code” means the New York Uniform Commercial Code, as in effect from time to time.
Collateral” means all assets and interests in assets and proceeds thereof now owned or hereafter acquired by any Loan Party or its Subsidiaries in or upon which a Lien is granted by such Person in favor of Agent or the Lenders under any of the Loan Documents.
Collateral Access Agreement” means a landlord waiver, bailee letter, or acknowledgement agreement of any lessor, warehouseman, processor, consignee, or other Person in possession of, having a Lien upon, or having rights or interests in any Loan Party’s or its Subsidiaries’ books and records, Equipment, or Inventory, in each case, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent.
Collections” means, all cash, checks, notes, instruments, and other items of payment (including insurance proceeds, cash proceeds of asset sales, rental proceeds and tax refunds).

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Commitment” means, with respect to each Lender, its Revolver Commitment, and, with respect to all Lenders, their Revolver Commitments, in each case as such Dollar amounts are set forth beside such Lender’s name under the applicable heading on Schedule C-1 to this Agreement or in the Assignment and Acceptance pursuant to which such Lender became a Lender under this Agreement, as such amounts may be reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to assignments made in accordance with the provisions of Section 13.1 of this Agreement.
Commodity Exchange Act” means the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.), as amended from time to time, and any successor statute.
Commodity Swap Agreement” means any Hedge Agreement involving or settled by reference to one or more commodities.
Compliance Certificate” means a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit C-1 to this Agreement delivered by the chief financial officer or treasurer of Administrative Borrower to Agent.
Confidential Information” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 17.9(a) of this Agreement.
Control Agreement” means a control agreement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent, executed and delivered by a Loan Party or one of its Subsidiaries, Agent, and the applicable securities intermediary (with respect to a Securities Account) or bank (with respect to a Deposit Account).
Covenant Testing Period” means a period (a) commencing on the last day of the Fiscal Month of Borrowers most recently ended prior to a Covenant Trigger Event for which Borrowers are required to deliver to Agent monthly, quarterly, or annual financial statements pursuant to Section 5.1 of this Agreement, and (b) continuing through and including the first day after such Covenant Trigger Event that Excess Availability has equaled or exceeded the greater of (i) 10% of the Line Cap, and (ii) $30,000,000 for 30 consecutive days.
Covenant Trigger Event” means if at any time Excess Availability is less than the greater of (i) 10% of the Line Cap, and (ii) $30,000,000.
Default” means an event, condition, or default that, with the giving of notice, the passage of time, or both, would be an Event of Default.
Defaulting Lender” means any Lender that (a) has failed to (i) fund all or any portion of its Loans within two Business Days of the date such Loans were required to be funded hereunder unless such Lender notifies Agent and Administrative Borrower in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s determination that one or more conditions precedent to funding (each of which conditions precedent, together with any applicable Default or Event of Default, shall be specifically identified in such writing) has not been satisfied, or (ii) pay to Agent, Issuing Bank, or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder (including in respect of its participation in Letters of Credit) within two Business Days of the date when due, (b) has notified any Borrower, Agent or Issuing Bank in writing that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations hereunder, or has made a public statement to that effect (unless such writing or public statement relates to such Lender’s obligation to fund a Loan hereunder and states that such position is based on such Lender’s determination that a condition precedent to funding (which condition precedent, together with any applicable Default or Event of Default, shall be specifically identified in such writing or public statement) cannot be satisfied), (c) has failed, within three Business Days after written request by Agent or Administrative Borrower, to confirm in writing to Agent and Administrative Borrower that it will comply with its prospective funding obligations hereunder (provided,

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that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon receipt of such written confirmation by Agent and Administrative Borrower), or (d) has, or has a direct or indirect parent company that has, (i) become the subject of any Insolvency Proceeding, (ii) had appointed for it a receiver, custodian, conservator, trustee, administrator, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with reorganization or liquidation of its business or assets, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other state or federal regulatory authority acting in such a capacity, or (iii) become the subject of a Bail-in Action; provided, that a Lender shall not be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of the ownership or acquisition of any equity interest in that Lender or any direct or indirect parent company thereof by a Governmental Authority so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Lender (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender. Any determination by Agent that a Lender is a Defaulting Lender under any one or more of clauses (a) through (d) above shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error, and such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender upon delivery of written notice of such determination to Administrative Borrower, Issuing Bank, and each Lender.
Defaulting Lender Rate” means (a) for the first three days from and after the date the relevant payment is due, the Base Rate, and (b) thereafter, the interest rate then applicable to Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans (inclusive of the Base Rate Margin applicable thereto).
Deposit Account” means any deposit account (as that term is defined in the Code).
Designated Account” means the Deposit Account of Administrative Borrower identified on Schedule D-1 to this Agreement (or such other Deposit Account of Administrative Borrower located at Designated Account Bank that has been designated as such, in writing, by Borrowers to Agent).
Designated Account Bank” has the meaning specified therefor in Schedule D-1 to this Agreement (or such other bank that is located within the United States that has been designated as such, in writing, by Borrowers to Agent).
Dilution” means, as of any date of determination, a percentage, based upon the experience of the immediately prior 12 months, that is the result of dividing the Dollar amount of (a) bad debt write-downs, discounts, advertising allowances, credits, or other dilutive items with respect to Borrowers’ Accounts during such period, by (b) Borrowers’ billings with respect to Accounts during such period.
Dilution Reserve” means, as of any date of determination, an amount sufficient to reduce the advance rate against Eligible Accounts by the extent to which Dilution is in excess of 5%.
Disclosed Matters” means the actions, suits and proceedings and the environmental matters disclosed in Schedule 4.6.
Disqualified Indebtedness” means any Indebtedness for borrowed money with any bond, note, indenture or similar instrument issued, assumed or acquired in connection with an acquisition if the instrument governing such Indebtedness or other obligation (a) has a scheduled maturity date earlier than 90 days after the Maturity Date or (b) requires any Loan Party to make any scheduled or mandatory payments of principal or to otherwise purchase or redeem, or make sinking fund or other similar payments with respect to, such Indebtedness earlier than 90 days after the Maturity Date; provided that the amount of such Indebtedness under this clause (b) shall be the aggregate principal amount of all such scheduled or mandatory payments, purchases, redemptions, or sinking fund or other similar payments required to be made earlier than 90 days after the Maturity Date.

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Dollars” or “$” means United States dollars.
Domestic Account Debtor” means an Account Debtor that is organized (or whose parent entity is organized) under the laws of the United States, any state thereof, or the District of Columbia.
Drawing Document” means any Letter of Credit or other document presented for purposes of drawing under any Letter of Credit, including by electronic transmission such as SWIFT, electronic mail, facsimile or computer generated communication.
Early Opt-in Election” means the occurrence of:
(a)    (i) a determination by Agent or (ii) a notification by the Required Lenders to Agent (with a copy to Administrative Borrower) that the Required Lenders have determined that Dollar‑denominated syndicated credit facilities being executed at such time, or that include language similar to that contained in Section 2.12(e) are being executed or amended, as applicable, to incorporate or adopt a new benchmark interest rate to replace the LIBOR Rate, and

(b)    (i) the election by Agent or (ii) the election by the Required Lenders to declare that an Early Opt-in Election has occurred and the provision, as applicable, by Agent of written notice of such election to Administrative Borrower and the Lenders or by the Required Lenders of written notice of such election to Agent.

EBITDA” means, for the Borrowers and the Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, for any period, in each case as determined in accordance with GAAP, Net Income for such period, plus (a) to the extent deducted in determining Net Income for such period, (i) Interest Expense, (ii) expense for income taxes, (iii) depreciation, (iv) amortization, (v) extraordinary losses incurred, (vi) Mark-to-Market Losses, (vii) Salaried VEBA Expense, (viii) any other non-cash charges except to the extent that any such non-cash charges (A) could reasonably be expected to result in a cash payment during the term of this Agreement or (B) represent amortization of a prepaid cash item paid in a prior period, and (ix) any expense or charge related to the transactions contemplated hereby and any equity issuance, investment, acquisition (whether or not such acquisition has been or will be consummated), disposition, recapitalization or the incurrence of Indebtedness permitted to be incurred hereunder including a refinancing thereof (whether or not successful) and any amendment or modification to the terms of any such transactions, in each case, deducted in computing net income, minus (b) to the extent included in determining Net Income, (i) benefit for income taxes, (ii) extraordinary gains realized, (iii) Mark-to-Market Profits and (iv) Salaried VEBA Benefits.
EDGAR” means the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval System (or any successor system).
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.
EEA Member Country” means any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.

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EEA Resolution Authority” means any public administrative authority or any person entrusted with public administrative authority of any EEA Member Country (including any delegee) having responsibility for the resolution of any EEA Financial Institution.
Eligible Accounts” means, at any time, the Accounts of the Borrowers which Agent determines in its Permitted Discretion are eligible as the basis for (a) the extension of Revolving Loans and Swing Loans and (b) the issuance of Letters of Credit hereunder. Without limiting Agent’s discretion provided herein, Eligible Accounts shall not include any Account:
(a)    which is not subject to a first-priority perfected security interest in favor of Agent (for the benefit of the Lender Group and the Bank Product Providers);

(b)    which is subject to any Lien other than (i) a Lien in favor of Agent (for the benefit of the Lender Group and the Bank Product Providers) or (ii) a Permitted Encumbrance which does not have priority over the Lien in favor of Agent (for the benefit of the Lender Group and the Bank Product Providers);

(c)    which is unpaid (i) in the case of an Investment‑Grade Domestic Account Debtor, more than 180 days after the date of the original invoice therefor (or more than 60 days after the original due date therefor), or (ii) in the case of any other Account Debtor, more than 120 days after the date of the original invoice therefor (or more than 60 days after the original due date therefor);

(d)    which is owing by an Account Debtor for which more than 50% of the Accounts owing from such Account Debtor and its Affiliates are ineligible under this Agreement (other than as a result of the operation of clause (e) below);

(e)    which is owing by an Account Debtor to the extent that the aggregate amount of Accounts owing from such Account Debtor and its Affiliates to all the Borrowers exceeds 25% (or, solely in the case of the Reliance Account Debtors and Investment-Grade Domestic Account Debtors, 35%) of the aggregate amount of Eligible Accounts of all the Borrowers, provided that (i) any such percentage as applied to a particular Account Debtor or group of Affiliated Account Debtors will be subject to reduction by Agent in its Permitted Discretion if the creditworthiness of such Account Debtor or group of Affiliated Account Debtors deteriorates, and (ii) in each such case, only those Accounts owing by such Account Debtor or group of Affiliated Account Debtors that are in excess of 25% or other percentage then applicable thereto (or 35% or other percentage then applicable thereto in the case of the Reliance Account Debtors and Investment-Grade Domestic Account Debtors) of the aggregate amount of Eligible Accounts as set forth in the most recent Borrowing Base Certificate delivered hereunder shall be deemed ineligible as a result of this clause (e);

(f)    with respect to which any (i) covenant has been breached in any material respect or (ii) representation or warranty is not true in all material respects, in each case to the extent contained in this Agreement or the Guaranty and Security Agreement; provided that each such representation and warranty shall be true and correct in all respects to the extent it is already qualified by a materiality standard;

(g)    which (i) does not arise from the sale of goods or performance of services in the ordinary course of business; (ii) is not evidenced by an invoice or other documentation reasonably satisfactory to Agent which has been sent to the Account Debtor; (iii) represents a progress billing; (iv) is contingent upon the applicable Borrower’s completion of any further performance (other than product returns in the ordinary course of business); (v) represents a guaranteed sale, sale-and-return, sale on approval, consignment, cash-on-delivery or any other repurchase or return basis (excluding Accounts that are subject to returns in the ordinary course of business); (vi) represents a sale on a bill-and-hold; provided that such Account shall be deemed eligible if (A) the applicable Account Debtor with respect to such

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Account has delivered an agreement (in form and substance acceptable to Agent) among such Account Debtor, the applicable Borrower and Agent, pursuant to which such Account Debtor unconditionally agrees to accept delivery of such goods and waives any rights of set-off with respect to such Account or (B) such Account Debtor unconditionally agrees to pay in cash for such Account in the event that such Account Debtor elects not to take delivery); and (vii) relates to payments of interest;

(h)    for which the goods giving rise to such Account have not been shipped to the Account Debtor or for which the services giving rise to such Account have not been performed by such Borrower (other than bill-and-hold Accounts which satisfy the requirements set forth in the proviso to clause (g)(vi) above); provided, however, that this clause (h) shall not exclude portions of Accounts relating to “capacity reservation fees”;

(i)    with respect to which any check or other instrument of payment has been returned uncollected for any reason;

(j)    which is owed by an Account Debtor which (i) has applied for, suffered or consented to the appointment of any receiver, custodian, trustee or liquidator of its assets; (ii) has had possession of all or a material part of its property taken by any receiver, custodian, trustee or liquidator; (iii) is subject to an Insolvency Proceeding; (iv) has admitted in writing its inability, or is generally unable to, pay its debts as they become due; (v) is not Solvent; or (vi) has ceased operation of its business; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, Agent may determine, in its Permitted Discretion, that post-petition Accounts owing by an Account Debtor that is a debtor-in-possession under Federal bankruptcy laws shall not be deemed ineligible;

(k)    which is owed by any Account Debtor which has sold all or a substantially all of its assets;

(l)    which is owed by an Account Debtor which (i) does not maintain its chief executive office in the United States, the United Kingdom or Canada or (ii) is not organized under applicable law of the United States, any state of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada or any province of Canada unless, in either case, such Account is (A) backed by a Letter of Credit acceptable to Agent which is in the possession of, and is directly drawable by, Agent, (B) owed by an Account Debtor that has been approved by Agent in its Permitted Discretion or (C) owed by an Account Debtor listed on Schedule 1.1(b), as such schedule may be amended from time to time by the Administrative Borrower with the consent of the Required Lenders; provided that with respect to clauses (B) and (C), the aggregate amount of such Accounts owed by all such Account Debtors in the aggregate shall not exceed 25% of the aggregate amount of Eligible Accounts;

(m)    which is owed in any currency other than Dollars, euros, British pound sterling, Canadian dollars or any other currency specified by Agent in its Permitted Discretion; provided that the amount of all such Accounts payable in euros, British pound sterling, Canadian dollars or any other currency specified by Agent shall not exceed $15,000,000 in the aggregate; and provided, further, that, with respect to Accounts owed in any currency other than Dollars, the value of such Accounts for purposes of calculating the Borrowing Base shall be expressed in Dollars as of the date of the applicable Borrowing Base Certificate, each such value to be calculated on a basis acceptable to Agent in its Permitted Discretion;

(n)    which is owed by (i) the government (or any department, agency, public corporation, or instrumentality thereof) of any country other than the United States unless such Account is backed by a Letter of Credit acceptable to Agent which is in the possession of Agent, or (ii) the government of the United States, or any department, agency, public corporation, or instrumentality thereof, unless the Federal Assignment of Claims Act of 1940, as amended (31 U.S.C. § 3727 et seq. and 41 U.S.C. § 15 et

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seq.), and any other steps necessary to perfect the Lien of Agent in such Account have been complied with to Agent’s satisfaction;

(o)    which is owed by any Affiliate, employee, officer, director, agent or stockholder of any Borrower;

(p)    which is owed by an Account Debtor or any Affiliate of such Account Debtor to which any Borrower is indebted, but only to the extent of such indebtedness or is subject to any security, deposit, progress payment, retainage or other similar advance made by or for the benefit of an Account Debtor, in each case to the extent thereof;

(q)    which is subject to any counterclaim, deduction, defense, setoff or dispute but only to the extent of any such counterclaim, deduction, defense, setoff or dispute;

(r)    which is evidenced by any promissory note, chattel paper, or instrument;

(s)    which is (i) owed by an Account Debtor located in any jurisdiction which requires filing of a “Notice of Business Activities Report” or other similar report in order to permit such Borrower to seek judicial enforcement in such jurisdiction of payment of such Account, unless such Borrower has filed such report or qualified to do business in such jurisdiction or (ii) owed by an Account Debtor that is a Sanctioned Person;

(t)    with respect to which such Borrower has made any agreement with the Account Debtor for any reduction thereof, other than discounts and adjustments given in the ordinary course of business, or any Account which was partially paid and such Borrower created a new receivable for the unpaid portion of such Account;

(u)    which does not comply in all material respects with the requirements of all applicable laws and regulations, whether federal, state or local, including without limitation the Federal Consumer Credit Protection Act, the Federal Truth in Lending Act and Regulation Z of the Board;

(v)    which is for goods that have been sold under a purchase order or pursuant to the terms of a contract or other agreement or understanding (written or oral) that indicates or purports that any Person other than such Borrower has or has had an ownership interest in such goods, or which indicates any party other than such Borrower as payee or remittance party; or

(w)    which Agent otherwise determines in its Permitted Discretion is unacceptable for any reason whatsoever.

In determining the amount of an Eligible Account, the face amount of an Account may, in Agent’s Permitted Discretion, be reduced by, without duplication, to the extent not reflected in such face amount, (i) the amount of all accrued and actual discounts, claims, credits or credits pending, promotional program allowances, price adjustments, finance charges or other allowances (including any amount that such Borrower may be obligated to rebate to an Account Debtor pursuant to the terms of any agreement or understanding (written or oral)) and (ii) the aggregate amount of all cash received in respect of such Account but not yet applied by such Borrower to reduce the amount of such Account.
Eligible Cash” means unrestricted cash of a Borrower held in a Deposit Account maintained in the United States with a member of the Lender Group as security for the Obligations, and in which Agent has a first-priority perfected security interest and which is subject to a Control Agreement.

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Eligible Inventory” means, at any time, the Inventory of a Borrower which Agent determines in its Permitted Discretion is eligible as the basis for (i) the extension of Revolving Loans and Swing Loans and (ii) the issuance of Letters of Credit hereunder. Without limiting Agent’s discretion provided herein, Eligible Inventory shall not include any Inventory:
(a)    which is not subject to a first-priority perfected Lien in favor of Agent (for the benefit of the Lender Group and the Bank Product Providers);

(b)    which is subject to any Lien other than (i) a Lien in favor of Agent (for the benefit of the Lender Group and the Bank Product Providers) and (ii) a Permitted Encumbrance which does not have priority over the Lien in favor of Agent (for the benefit of the Lender Group and the Bank Product Providers);

(c)    which is, in Agent’s opinion, applying its Permitted Discretion, slow moving, obsolete, unmerchantable, defective, unfit for sale, not salable at prices approximating at least the cost of such Inventory in the ordinary course of business or unacceptable due to age, type, category and/or quantity;

(d)    with respect to which any covenant has been breached in any material respect or representation or warranty is not true in all material respects, in each case to the extent contained in this Agreement or the Guaranty and Security Agreement (provided that each such representation and warranty shall be true and correct in all respects to the extent it is already qualified by a materiality standard) and which does not conform in any material respect to all standards imposed by any Governmental Authority;

(e)    in which any Person other than such Borrower shall (i) have any direct or indirect ownership, interest or title to such Inventory or (ii) be indicated on any purchase order or invoice with respect to such Inventory as having or purporting to have an interest therein;

(f)    which constitutes packaging and shipping material or stores (provided that such stores may be deemed eligible in Agent’s Permitted Discretion upon receipt of an Acceptable Appraisal with respect to such stores), displays or display items, bill-and-hold goods, goods that are returned or marked for return, repossessed goods, defective or damaged goods, goods held on consignment, or goods which are not of a type held for sale in the ordinary course of business;

(g)    other than Inventory not in excess of $15,000,000 at any time, which is (i) not located at one of the locations in the continental United States or Canada set forth on Schedule 4.24 to this Agreement (as such Schedule 4.24 may be amended from time to time in accordance with Section 4.24) (or in-transit from one such location to another such location), or (ii) in-transit to or from a location of a Borrower (other than in-transit from one location set forth on Schedule 4.24 to this Agreement to another location set forth on Schedule 4.24 to this Agreement (as such Schedule 4.24 may be amended from time to time in accordance with Section 4.24));

(h)    which is located in any location leased by such Borrower unless (i) the lessor has delivered to Agent a Collateral Access Agreement or (ii) a Landlord Reserve with respect to such facility has been established by Agent in its Permitted Discretion, but without duplication of any Landlord Reserves pursuant to any other provision of this Agreement;

(i)    which is located in any third party warehouse or is in the possession of a bailee (other than a third party processor) unless (i) such warehouseman or bailee has delivered to Agent a Collateral Access Agreement and such other documentation as Agent may require in its Permitted Discretion (provided that up to $15,000,000 of such Inventory may be included in the Borrowing Base even if Collateral Access Agreements and such other documentation as Agent may require have not been

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obtained with respect to such Inventory) or (ii) an appropriate Reserve has been established by Agent in its Permitted Discretion;

(j)    which is being processed offsite at a third party location or outside processor, or is in-transit to or from said third party location or outside processor; provided that Inventory located at a third-party processor shall not be ineligible pursuant to this clause (j) if the applicable third-party processor has entered into, on terms reasonably satisfactory to Agent, a Collateral Access Agreement or such other documentation as Agent may reasonably require;

(k)    which is the subject of a consignment by such Borrower as consignor or which any Borrower has placed on consignment with another Person (other than a Person that is a third party processor of such Inventory, in which case such Inventory may be included as Eligible Inventory to the extent provided in clause (j) above);

(l)    which contains or bears any intellectual property rights licensed to such Borrower unless Agent is satisfied, in its Permitted Discretion, that it may sell or otherwise dispose of such Inventory without (i) infringing the rights of such licensor, (ii) violating any contract with such licensor, or (iii) incurring any liability with respect to payment of royalties other than royalties incurred pursuant to sale of such Inventory under the current licensing agreement;

(m)    for which reclamation rights have been asserted by the seller;

(n)    which has been acquired from a Sanctioned Person; or

(o)    which Agent otherwise determines in its Permitted Discretion is unacceptable for any reason whatsoever.

Eligible M&E” means M&E owned by a Borrower and located in the United States, which satisfies each of the following requirements:
(a)    the applicable Borrower has good and marketable title to the M&E;

(b)    the full purchase price for the M&E has been paid by the applicable Borrower;

(c)    the M&E is located on premises owned or leased by the applicable Borrower (provided that with respect to M&E that is located at a leased facility, either (i) Agent shall have received a Collateral Access Agreement in form and substance acceptable to Agent and it is segregated or otherwise separately identifiable from equipment of others, if any, stored on the premises or (ii) Agent shall have implemented a Landlord Reserve, but without duplication of any Reserves for rent pursuant to any other provision of this Agreement or any deduction of rent as a portion of liquidation costs in determining the NOLV of such M&E);

(d)    the M&E is in good repair and working order;

(e)    the M&E is not subject to any agreement which restricts the ability of the applicable Borrower to use, sell, transport or dispose of the M&E or which restricts Agent’s ability to take possession of, sell or otherwise dispose of the M&E;

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(g)    Agent has received an Acceptable Appraisal with respect to the M&E setting forth the NOLV of the M&E;

Agent has a perfected first-priority Lien on the M&E subject to no other Liens, except Liens permitted under Section 6.2 hereof that are subordinate and junior to the Lien in favor of Agent; and

(h)    Agent has not determined, in its Permitted Discretion, that such M&E is ineligible.

Environmental Action” means any written complaint, summons, citation, notice, directive, order, claim, litigation, investigation, judicial or administrative proceeding, judgment, letter, or other written communication from any Governmental Authority, or any third party involving violations of Environmental Laws or releases of Hazardous Materials (a) from any assets, properties, or businesses of any Borrower, any Subsidiary of any Borrower, or any of their predecessors in interest, (b) from adjoining properties or businesses, or (c) from or onto any facilities which received Hazardous Materials generated by any Borrower, any Subsidiary of any Borrower, or any of their predecessors in interest.
Environmental Laws” means all laws, rules, regulations, codes, ordinances, orders, decrees, judgments, injunctions, notices or binding agreements issued, promulgated or entered into by any Governmental Authority, relating in any way to the environment, preservation or reclamation of natural resources, the management, release or threatened release of any Hazardous Material or to health and safety matters.
Environmental Liability” means any liability, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of environmental remediation, fines, penalties or indemnities), of any Borrower or any Subsidiary directly or indirectly resulting from or based upon (a) any 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.
Equipment” means equipment (as that term is defined in the Code).
Equity Interests” means, with respect to a Person, all of the shares, options, warrants, interests, participations, or other equivalents (regardless of how designated) of or in such Person, whether voting or nonvoting, including capital stock (or other ownership or profit interests or units), preferred stock, or any other “equity security” (as such term is defined in Rule 3a11-1 of the General Rules and Regulations promulgated by the SEC under the Exchange Act).
ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, and any successor statute thereto.
ERISA Affiliate” means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) that, together with a Loan Party, is treated as a single employer under Section 414(b) or Section 414(c) of the IRC and, solely for purposes of Section 412 of the IRC, Section 414(m) and Section 414(o) of the IRC.
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 existence with respect to any Plan of a failure to satisfy any applicable minimum funding standard in the IRC or ERISA (sufficient to give rise to a Lien under Section 430 of the IRC or Section 303 of ERISA), whether or not waived; (c) the filing pursuant to Section 412(c) of the IRC or Section 302(c)

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of ERISA of an application for a waiver of the minimum funding standard with respect to any Plan; (d) the incurrence by any Loan Party or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any material liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to the termination of any Plan; (e) the taking of any steps by any Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate to terminate any Plan or the receipt by any Loan Party 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 any Loan Party or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any material liability with respect to the withdrawal or partial withdrawal from any Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (g) the receipt by any Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate of any notice concerning the imposition of Withdrawal Liability or a determination that a Multiemployer Plan is, or is expected to be, insolvent, within the meaning of Title IV of ERISA; or (h) the incurrence by any Loan Party of any other material liability under Title IV of ERISA.
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.
Event of Default” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 8 of this Agreement.
Excess Availability” means, as of any date of determination, the amount equal to Availability minus without duplication of any Reserves imposed against the Borrowing Base or the Maximum Revolver Amount, Reserves.
Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as in effect from time to time.
Excluded Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Loan Party, any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, all or a portion of the guaranty of such Loan Party of (including by virtue of the joint and several liability provisions of Section 2.15), or the grant by such Loan Party of a security interest to secure, such Swap Obligation (or any guaranty thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof) by virtue of such Loan Party’s failure for any reason to constitute an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act and the regulations thereunder at the time the guaranty of such Loan Party or the grant of such security interest becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation. If a Swap Obligation arises under a master agreement governing more than one swap, such exclusion shall apply only to the portion of such Swap Obligation that is attributable to swaps for which such guaranty or security interest is or becomes illegal.
Excluded Taxes” means (i) any Tax imposed on the net income or net profits of any Tax Indemnitee (including any franchise Taxes or branch profits Taxes), in each case (A) imposed by the jurisdiction (or by any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof) in which such Tax Indemnitee is organized or the jurisdiction (or by any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof) in which such Tax Indemnitee’s principal office is located in, or, in the case of a Lender, in which its applicable lending office is located or (B) that are Other Connection Taxes, (ii) withholding Taxes that would not have been imposed but for a Tax Indemnitee’s failure to comply with the requirements of Section 16.2 of this Agreement, (iii) any United States federal withholding Taxes that would be imposed on amounts payable to a Foreign Lender based upon the applicable withholding rate in effect at the time such Foreign Lender becomes a party to this Agreement (or designates a new lending office, other than a designation made at the request of a Loan Party), except that Excluded Taxes shall not include (A) any amount that such Foreign Lender (or its assignor, if any) was previously entitled to receive pursuant to Section 16.1 of this Agreement, if any, with respect to such withholding Tax at the time such Foreign Lender becomes a party to this Agreement (or designates a new lending office), and (B) additional United States federal withholding Taxes that may be imposed after the time such Foreign Lender becomes a party to this Agreement (or designates a new lending office), as a result of a change in law, rule, regulation, treaty, order or other decision or other Change in

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Law with respect to any of the foregoing by any Governmental Authority, and (iv) any United States federal withholding taxes imposed under FATCA.
Existing Credit Facility” means Borrowers’ existing credit facility governed by that certain Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of December 1, 2015, by and among KAC, KAIC, KAFB, and KAW (among others), as borrowers, the lenders party thereto, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, and the other related loan documentation.
Existing Letters of Credit” means those letters of credit described on Schedule E-1 to this Agreement.
Extraordinary Advances” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 2.3(d)(iii) of this Agreement.
FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the IRC, 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), and (a) any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, (b) any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the IRC, and (c) any intergovernmental agreement entered into by the United States (or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules, or practices adopted pursuant to any such intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection therewith).
FCPA” means the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder.
Federal Funds Rate” means, for any period, a fluctuating interest rate per annum equal to, for each day during such period, the weighted average of the rates on overnight Federal funds transactions with members of the Federal Reserve System, as published on the next succeeding Business Day by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or, if such rate is not so published for any day which is a Business Day, the average of the quotations for such day on such transactions received by Agent from three Federal funds brokers of recognized standing selected by it (and, if any such rate is below zero, then the rate determined pursuant to this definition shall be deemed to be zero).
Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Website” means the website of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source.
Fee Letter” means that certain fee letter, dated as of even date with this Agreement, among Borrowers and Agent, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent.
Finance Lease Obligations” of any Person means the obligations of such Person to pay rent or other amounts under any lease of (or other arrangement conveying the right to use) real or personal property, or a combination thereof, which obligations are required to be classified and accounted for as finance leases on a balance sheet of such Person under GAAP, and the amount of such obligations shall be the capitalized amount thereof determined in accordance with GAAP.
Financial Officer” means the chief financial officer, principal accounting officer, treasurer, assistant treasurer or controller of a Borrower, or any other Person who performs a function similar to any of the foregoing and has been identified in writing to Agent as a “Financial Officer” hereunder.
Fiscal Month” means any of the monthly accounting periods of the Borrowers and the Subsidiaries.

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Fiscal Quarter” means any of the quarterly accounting periods of the Borrowers and the Subsidiaries, ending on March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31 of each year.
Fiscal Year” means any of the annual accounting periods of the Borrowers and the Subsidiaries ending on December 31 of each year.
Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio” means the ratio, determined as of the end of any period, of (a) EBITDA for the period of determination minus Net Capital Expenditures for such period of determination, to (b) Fixed Charges for such period of determination, all calculated for the Borrowers and the Subsidiaries (other than Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties and do not meet the conditions set forth in the first proviso to Section 5.14(a)) on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP.
Fixed Charges” means, for the Borrowers and the Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, with reference to any period, without duplication, cash Interest Expense paid during such period, plus scheduled principal payments on Indebtedness (including rent or other payments on Finance Lease Obligations other than imputed interest components thereof) made during such period, plus, income taxes paid in cash during such period (or less cash payments received with respect to income taxes during such period), plus dividends or other distributions paid in cash to holders of Equity Interests in KAC in respect thereof during such period.
Flood Laws” means the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, and related laws, rules and regulations, including any amendments or successor provisions.
Flow of Funds Agreement” means a flow of funds agreement, dated as of even date with this Agreement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent, executed and delivered by Borrowers and Agent.
Foreign Lender” means any Lender or Participant that is not a United States person within the meaning of IRC section 7701(a)(30).
Funding Date” means the date on which a Borrowing occurs.
Funding Losses” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 2.12(b)(ii) of this Agreement.
GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles as in effect from time to time in the United States, consistently applied.
Governing Documents” means, with respect to any Person, the certificate or articles of incorporation, by-laws, or other organizational documents of such Person.
Governmental Authority” means the government of any nation or any political subdivision thereof, whether at the national, state, territorial, provincial, county, municipal or any other level, 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).
Guarantee” of or by any Person (the “guarantor”) means any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of the guarantor guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other obligation of any other Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of the guarantor, direct or indirect, (a) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply

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funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness or other obligation or to purchase (or to advance or supply funds for the purchase of) any security for the payment thereof, (b) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the owner of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment thereof, (c) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness or other obligation or (d) as an account party in respect of any letter of credit or letter of guaranty issued to support such Indebtedness or obligation; provided that the term “Guarantee” shall not include endorsements for collection or deposit in the ordinary course of business. The amount of any Guarantee of any guarantor shall be deemed to be the lower of (i) an amount equal to the stated or determinable amount of the primary obligation in respect of which such Guarantee is made and (ii) the maximum amount for which such guarantor may be liable pursuant to the terms of the instrument embodying such Guarantee.
Guarantor” means (a) each Person that guaranties all or a portion of the Obligations, including any Person that is a “Guarantor” under the Guaranty and Security Agreement, and (b) each other Person that becomes a guarantor after the Closing Date.
Guaranty and Security Agreement” means a guaranty and security agreement, dated as of even date with this Agreement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent, executed and delivered by each of the Loan Parties to Agent.
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.
Hedge Agreement” means a “swap agreement” as that term is defined in Section 101(53B)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code.
Hedge Obligations” means any and all obligations or liabilities, whether absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising, of each Loan Party and its Subsidiaries arising under, owing pursuant to, or existing in respect of Hedge Agreements entered into with one or more of the Hedge Providers.
Hedge Provider” means any Bank Product Provider that is a party to a Hedge Agreement with a Loan Party or its Subsidiaries or otherwise provides Bank Products under clause (f) of the definition thereof; provided, that if, at any time, a Lender ceases to be a Lender under this Agreement (prior to the payment in full of the Obligations), then, from and after the date on which it ceases to be a Lender thereunder, neither it nor any of its Affiliates shall constitute Hedge Providers and the obligations with respect to Hedge Agreements entered into with such former Lender or any of its Affiliates shall no longer constitute Hedge Obligations.
Increase” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 2.14.
Increase Date” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 2.14.
Increase Joinder” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 2.14.
Increased Reporting Event” means if at any time Excess Availability is less than the greater of (a) 12.5% of the Line Cap, and (b) $37,500,000.

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Increased Reporting Period” means the period commencing after the continuance of an Increased Reporting Event for five consecutive Business Days and continuing until the date when no Increased Reporting Event has occurred for 30 consecutive days.
Indebtedness” as to any Person means, without duplication, (a) all obligations of such Person for borrowed money or with respect to deposits or advances of any kind (other than “capacity reservation fees” arising in the ordinary course of business), (b) all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or similar instruments, (c) all obligations of such Person upon which interest charges are customarily paid, (d) all obligations of such Person under conditional sale or other title retention agreements relating to property acquired by such Person, (e) all obligations of such Person in respect of the deferred purchase price of property or services (excluding current accounts payable, expense accruals and deferred compensation items incurred in the ordinary course of business), (f) all Indebtedness of others secured by (or for which the holder of such Indebtedness has an existing right, contingent or otherwise, to be secured by) any Lien on property owned or acquired by such Person, whether or not the Indebtedness secured thereby has been assumed, provided that, if such Person has not assumed such obligations, then the amount of Indebtedness of such Person for purposes of this clause (f) shall be equal to the lesser of the amount of the obligations of the holder of such obligations and the fair market value of the assets of such Person which secure such obligations; (g) all Guarantees by such Person of Indebtedness of others, (h) all Finance Lease Obligations of such Person, (i) all obligations, contingent or otherwise, of such Person as an account party in respect of letters of credit and letters of guaranty, (j) all obligations, contingent or otherwise, of such Person in respect of bankers’ acceptances, (k) obligations under any liquidated earn-out; (l) all Swap Obligations of such Person (with the amount of Indebtedness attributable to Swap Obligations of such Person for purposes of this definition being equal to the Net Mark-to-Market Exposure with respect thereto); and (m) any other Off-Balance Sheet Liability. The Indebtedness of any Person shall include the Indebtedness of any other entity (including any partnership in which such Person is a general partner) to the extent such Person is liable therefor as a result of such Person’s ownership interest in or other relationship with such entity, except to the extent the terms of such Indebtedness provide that such Person is not liable therefor.
Indemnified Liabilities” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 10.3 of this Agreement.
Indemnified Person” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 10.3 of this Agreement.
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 Loan Party under any Loan Document, and (b) to the extent not otherwise described in the foregoing clause (a), Other Taxes.
Insolvency Proceeding” means any proceeding commenced by or against any Person under any provision of the Bankruptcy Code or under any other state or federal bankruptcy or insolvency law, assignments for the benefit of creditors, formal or informal moratoria, compositions, extensions generally with creditors, or proceedings seeking reorganization, arrangement, or other similar relief.
Interest Expense” means, with reference to any period, total interest expense, calculated on a consolidated basis for the Company and the Subsidiaries (including all commissions, discounts and other fees and charges owed with respect to letters of credit and bankers’ acceptance financing) for such period in accordance with GAAP .
Interest Period” means, with respect to each LIBOR Rate Loan, a period commencing on the date of the making of such LIBOR Rate Loan (or the continuation of a LIBOR Rate Loan or the conversion of a Base Rate Loan to a LIBOR Rate Loan) and ending 1, 2, 3, or 6 months thereafter; provided, that (a) interest shall accrue at the applicable rate based upon the LIBOR Rate from and including the first day

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of each Interest Period to, but excluding, the day on which any Interest Period expires, (b) any Interest Period that would end on a day that is not a Business Day shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day unless such Business Day falls in another calendar month, in which case such Interest Period shall end on the next preceding Business Day, (c) with respect to an Interest Period that begins on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period), the Interest Period shall end on the last Business Day of the calendar month that is 1, 2, 3, or 6 months after the date on which the Interest Period began, as applicable, and (d) Borrowers may not elect an Interest Period which will end after the Maturity Date.
Inventory” means inventory (as that term is defined in the Code).
Inventory Reserves” means, as of any date of determination, (a) Landlord Reserves in respect of Inventory, and (b) those reserves that Agent deems necessary or appropriate, in its Permitted Discretion and subject to Section 2.1(c), to establish and maintain (including reserves for slow moving Inventory and Inventory shrinkage) with respect to Eligible Inventory, Availability, or the Maximum Revolver Amount, including based on the results of appraisals.
Investment” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 6.4 of this Agreement.
Investment-Grade Domestic Account Debtor” means an Account Debtor (a) that is organized (or whose direct or indirect parent entity is organized) under the laws of the United States, any state thereof, or the District of Columbia, and (b) that is rated (or whose direct or indirect parent entity is rated) BBB- or better by S&P or Baa3 or better by Moody’s.
IRC” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as in effect from time to time.
ISP” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the International Standby Practices 1998 (International Chamber of Commerce Publication No. 590) and any version or revision thereof accepted by the Issuing Bank for use.
Issuer Document” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, a letter of credit application, a letter of credit agreement, or any other document, agreement or instrument entered into (or to be entered into) by a Borrower in favor of Issuing Bank and relating to such Letter of Credit.
Issuing Bank” means Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., a national banking association, or any other Lender that, at the request of Borrowers and with the consent of Agent, agrees, in such Lender’s sole discretion, to become an Issuing Bank for the purpose of issuing Letters of Credit pursuant to Section 2.11 of this Agreement, and Issuing Bank shall be a Lender.
Joinder” means a joinder agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit J-1 to this Agreement.
Joint Book Runners” has the meaning set forth in the preamble to this Agreement.
Joint Lead Arrangers” has the meaning set forth in the preamble to this Agreement.
KAC 2024 Notes” means the up to $375,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.875% senior unsecured notes due 2024 issued by KAC.
Landlord Reserve” means, as to each location at which a Borrower has Inventory, M&E, or books and records located and as to which a Collateral Access Agreement has not been received by Agent, a reserve in an amount equal to 3 months’ rent, storage charges, fees or other amounts under the lease or

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other applicable agreement relative to such location or, if greater and Agent so elects, in its Permitted Discretion, the number of months’ rent, storage charges, fess or other amounts for which the landlord, bailee, warehouseman or other property owner will have, under applicable law, a Lien in the Inventory or M&E of such Borrower to secure the payment of such amounts under the lease or other applicable agreement relative to such location.
Lender” has the meaning set forth in the preamble to this Agreement, shall include Issuing Bank and the Swing Lender, and shall also include any other Person made a party to this Agreement pursuant to the provisions of Section 13.1 of this Agreement and “Lenders” means each of the Lenders or any one or more of them.
Lender Group” means each of the Lenders (including Issuing Bank and the Swing Lender) and Agent, or any one or more of them.
Lender Group Expenses” means all (a) costs or expenses (other than Taxes, which shall be governed by Section 16, but including insurance premiums) required to be paid by any Loan Party or its Subsidiaries under any of the Loan Documents that are paid, advanced, or incurred by the Lender Group, (b) documented out-of-pocket fees or charges paid or incurred by Agent in connection with the Lender Group’s transactions with each Loan Party and its Subsidiaries under any of the Loan Documents, including, photocopying, notarization, couriers and messengers, telecommunication, public record searches, filing fees, recording fees, publication, real estate surveys, real estate title policies and endorsements, and environmental audits, (c) Agent’s customary fees and charges imposed or incurred in connection with any background checks or OFAC/PEP searches related to any Loan Party or its Subsidiaries, (d) Agent’s customary fees and charges (as adjusted from time to time) with respect to the disbursement of funds (or the receipt of funds) to or for the account of any Borrower (whether by wire transfer or otherwise), together with any out-of-pocket costs and expenses incurred in connection therewith, (e) customary charges imposed or incurred by Agent resulting from the dishonor of checks payable by or to any Loan Party, (f) reasonable, documented out-of-pocket costs and expenses paid or incurred by the Lender Group to correct any default or enforce any provision of the Loan Documents, or during the continuance of an Event of Default, in gaining possession of, maintaining, handling, preserving, storing, shipping, selling, preparing for sale, or advertising to sell the Collateral, or any portion thereof, irrespective of whether a sale is consummated, (g) field examination, appraisal, and valuation fees and expenses of Agent related to any field examinations, appraisals, or valuation to the extent of the fees and charges (and up to the amount of any limitation) provided in Sections 2.10, 5.11, and 5.12 of this Agreement, (h) Agent’s and Lenders’ reasonable, documented costs and expenses (including reasonable and documented attorneys’ fees and expenses) relative to third party claims or any other lawsuit or adverse proceeding paid or incurred, whether in enforcing or defending the Loan Documents or otherwise in connection with the transactions contemplated by the Loan Documents, Agent’s Liens in and to the Collateral, or the Lender Group’s relationship with any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, (i) Agent’s reasonable and documented costs and expenses (including reasonable and documented attorneys’ fees and due diligence expenses) incurred in advising, structuring, drafting, reviewing, administering (including travel, meals, and lodging), syndicating (including reasonable costs and expenses relative to CUSIP, DXSyndicate™, SyndTrak or other communication costs incurred in connection with a syndication of the loan facilities), or amending, waiving, or modifying the Loan Documents, and (j) Agent’s and each Lender’s reasonable and documented costs and expenses (including reasonable and documented attorneys, accountants, consultants, and other advisors fees and expenses) incurred in terminating, enforcing (including attorneys, accountants, consultants, and other advisors fees and expenses incurred in connection with a “workout,” a “restructuring,” or an Insolvency Proceeding concerning any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries or in exercising rights or remedies under the Loan Documents), or defending the Loan Documents, irrespective of whether a lawsuit or other adverse proceeding is brought, or in taking any enforcement action or any Remedial Action with respect to the Collateral.

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Lender Group Representatives” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 17.9 of this Agreement.
Lender-Related Person” means, with respect to any Lender, such Lender, together with such Lender’s Affiliates, officers, directors, employees, attorneys, and agents.
Letter of Credit” means a letter of credit (as that term is defined in the Code) issued by Issuing Bank.
Letter of Credit Collateralization” means either (a) providing cash collateral (pursuant to documentation reasonably satisfactory to Agent (including that Agent has a first priority perfected Lien in such cash collateral), including provisions that specify that the Letter of Credit Fees and all commissions, fees, charges and expenses provided for in Section 2.11(k) of this Agreement (including any fronting fees) will continue to accrue while the Letters of Credit are outstanding) to be held by Agent for the benefit of the Revolving Lenders in an amount equal to 105% of the then existing Letter of Credit Usage, (b) delivering to Agent documentation executed by all beneficiaries under the Letters of Credit, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent and Issuing Bank, terminating all of such beneficiaries’ rights under the Letters of Credit, or (c) providing Agent with a standby letter of credit, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent, from a commercial bank acceptable to Agent (in its sole discretion) in an amount equal to 105% of the then existing Letter of Credit Usage (it being understood that the Letter of Credit Fee and all fronting fees set forth in this Agreement will continue to accrue while the Letters of Credit are outstanding and that any such fees that accrue must be an amount that can be drawn under any such standby letter of credit).
Letter of Credit Disbursement” means a payment made by Issuing Bank pursuant to a Letter of Credit.
Letter of Credit Exposure” means, as of any date of determination with respect to any Lender, such Lender’s participation in the Letter of Credit Usage pursuant to Section 2.11(e) on such date.
Letter of Credit Fee” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 2.6(b) of this Agreement.
Letter of Credit Indemnified Costs” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 2.11(f) of this Agreement.
Letter of Credit Related Person” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 2.11(f) of this Agreement.
Letter of Credit Sublimit” means $20,000,000.
Letter of Credit Usage” means, as of any date of determination, the sum of (a) the aggregate undrawn amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit, plus (b) the aggregate amount of outstanding reimbursement obligations with respect to Letters of Credit which remain unreimbursed or which have not been paid through a Revolving Loan.
LIBOR Deadline” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 2.12(b)(i) of this Agreement.
LIBOR Notice” means a written notice in the form of Exhibit L-1 to this Agreement.
LIBOR Option” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 2.12(a) of this Agreement.

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LIBOR Rate” means the rate per annum as published by ICE Benchmark Administration Limited (or any successor page or other commercially available source as the Agent may designate from time to time) as of 11:00 a.m., London time, two Business Days prior to the commencement of the requested Interest Period, for a term, and in an amount, comparable to the Interest Period and the amount of the LIBOR Rate Loan requested (whether as an initial LIBOR Rate Loan or as a continuation of a LIBOR Rate Loan or as a conversion of a Base Rate Loan to a LIBOR Rate Loan) by Borrowers in accordance with this Agreement (and, if any such published rate is below zero, then the LIBOR Rate shall be deemed to be zero). Each determination of the LIBOR Rate shall be made by the Agent and shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error.
LIBOR Rate Loan” means each portion of a Revolving Loan that bears interest at a rate determined by reference to the LIBOR Rate.
LIBOR Rate Margin” means the Revolving Loan LIBOR Rate Margin.
Lien” means any mortgage, deed of trust, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, charge, deposit arrangement, encumbrance, easement, lien (statutory or other), security interest, or other security arrangement and any other preference, priority, or preferential arrangement of any kind or nature whatsoever, including any conditional sale contract or other title retention agreement, the interest of a lessor under a finance lease and any synthetic or other financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing.
Line Cap” means, as of any date of determination, the lesser of (a) the Maximum Revolver Amount, and (b) the Borrowing Base as of such date of determination.
Loan” means any Revolving Loan, Swing Loan, or Extraordinary Advance made (or to be made) hereunder.
Loan Account” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 2.9 of this Agreement.
Loan Documents” means this Agreement, the Control Agreements, any Borrowing Base Certificate, the Fee Letter, the Guaranty and Security Agreement, any Issuer Documents, the Letters of Credit, any Mortgages, the Patent Security Agreement, the Trademark Security Agreement, any note or notes executed by Borrowers in connection with this Agreement and payable to any member of the Lender Group, and any other instrument or agreement entered into, now or in the future, by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries and any member of the Lender Group in connection with this Agreement (but specifically excluding Bank Product Agreements).
Loan Party” means any Borrower or any Guarantor.
M&E” means all Equipment (as defined in the Code) that constitutes machinery, equipment, and rolling stock (in each case, other than fixtures (unless otherwise agreed by Agent), tooling, or any equipment subject to special perfection requirements under federal law).
M&E Reserves” means, as of any date of determination, (a) Landlord Reserves in respect of M&E, and (b) those reserves that Agent deems necessary or appropriate, in its Permitted Discretion and subject to Section 2.1(c), to establish and maintain with respect to Eligible M&E, the PP&E Component, Availability, or the Maximum Revolver Amount, including based on the results of appraisals.
Margin Stock” as defined in Regulation U of the Board of Governors as in effect from time to time.

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Mark-to-Market Losses” means, with respect to any Person as of any date of determination, all non-cash unrealized losses recorded in the income of such Person arising from Hedge Agreement transactions or other transactions relating to financial instruments.
Mark-to-Market Profits” means with respect to any Person as of any date of determination, all non-cash unrealized gains or profits recorded in the income of such Person arising from Hedge Agreement transactions or other transactions relating to financial instruments.
Material Adverse Effect” means a material adverse effect on (a) the business, assets, property, operations, prospects or condition, financial or otherwise of the Loan Parties, taken as a whole; (b) the ability of the Loan Parties, taken as a whole, to perform any of their obligations under the Loan Documents to which they are a party; (c) the Collateral, the Agent’s Liens (for the benefit of the Lender Group and the Bank Product Providers) on the Collateral, or the priority of such Liens; or (d) the rights of or benefits available to Agent or any other member of the Lender Group under the Loan Documents.
Material Indebtedness” means (a) the Indebtedness under the KAC 2024 Notes, and (b) any other Indebtedness (other than the Loans and Letters of Credit) or obligations in respect of one or more Hedge Agreements, of any one or more of the Loan Parties and the Subsidiaries of any Loan Party in an aggregate principal amount exceeding $50,000,000. For purposes of determining Material Indebtedness, the “obligations” of any Loan Party or Subsidiary in respect of any Hedge Agreement at any time shall be the Net Mark-to-Market Exposure that such Loan Party or Subsidiary would be required to pay if such Hedge Agreement were terminated at such time.
Maturity Date” means the earliest to occur of the following: (a) February 15, 2024, if by that date the scheduled maturity date of the KAC 2024 Notes has not been extended to a date not earlier than 90 days after the Scheduled Maturity Date, repaid in full, or refinanced or replaced on terms mutually satisfactory to Borrowers and Agent; and (b) the Scheduled Maturity Date.
Maximum Revolver Amount” means $375,000,000, decreased by the amount of reductions in the Revolver Commitments made in accordance with Section 2.4(c) of this Agreement and increased by the amount of any Increase made in accordance with Section 2.14 of this Agreement.
Moody’s” has the meaning specified therefor in the definition of Cash Equivalents.
Mortgages” means, individually and collectively, one or more mortgages, deeds of trust, or deeds to secure debt, executed and delivered by a Loan Party or one of its Subsidiaries in favor of Agent, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent, that encumber any Real Property.
Multiemployer Plan” means a multiemployer plan as defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA, to which any Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate makes or is obligated to make contributions.
Net Capital Expenditures” means, with respect to any Person and any period, as of any date of determination, the total Capital Expenditures of such period minus that portion of such Capital Expenditures that (a) are financed with Indebtedness described in Section 6.1(a)(v) and 6.1(a)(xiv), and (b) are financed with insurance proceeds received in respect of any casualty, provided such insurance proceeds are reinvested in assets of a substantially similar nature as those subject to any such casualty.
Net Income” means, for any period, the consolidated net income (or loss) of KAC and the Subsidiaries, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP; provided that there shall be excluded (a) the income (or deficit) of any Person accrued prior to the date it becomes a Subsidiary or is merged into or consolidated with KAC or any of the Subsidiaries; (b) the income (or deficit) of any Person

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(other than a Subsidiary) in which KAC or any of the Subsidiaries has an ownership interest, except to the extent that any such income is actually received by KAC or such Subsidiary in the form of dividends or similar distributions; and (c) the undistributed earnings of any Subsidiary to the extent that the declaration or payment of dividends or similar distributions by such Subsidiary is not at the time permitted by the terms of any contractual obligation (other than under any Loan Document) or Requirement of Law applicable to such Subsidiary.
Net Mark-to-Market Exposure” means with respect to any Person, as of any date of determination, the excess (if any) of all unrealized losses over all unrealized profits of such Person arising from Hedge Agreement transactions. As used in this definition, “unrealized losses” means the fair market value of the cost to such Person of replacing such Hedge Agreement transactions as of the date of determination (assuming the Hedge Agreement transactions were to be terminated as of the date), and “unrealized profits” means the fair market value of the gain to such Person of replacing such Hedge Agreement transactions as of the date of determination (assuming such Hedge Agreement transactions were to be terminated as of that date).
Net Proceeds” means, if in connection with (a) an asset disposition, cash proceeds received by any Loan Party net of (i) commissions, attorneys’ fees, accountants’ fees, investment banking fees and other reasonable and customary transaction costs, fees and expenses properly attributable to such transaction and payable by such Loan Party in connection therewith (in each case, paid to non-Affiliates of such Loan Party); (ii) taxes actually payable in respect thereof and reasonable estimates of taxes actually payable with respect to such transaction in the tax year of such transaction or in the following tax year; (iii) amounts payable to holders of senior Liens on such asset (to the extent such Liens constitute Permitted Liens), if any; (iv) an appropriate reserve for income taxes in accordance with GAAP established in connection therewith; and (v) amounts escrowed or reserved against indemnification obligations or purchase price adjustments; provided, however, that Net Proceeds shall not include any such amounts so received by such Loan Party in respect of any asset disposition made in any Fiscal Year until the aggregate amount of cash received by all Loan Parties in respect of asset dispositions during such Fiscal Year exceeds $15,000,000 (excluding cash received in connection with dispositions described in Section 6.5(a)), in which case Net Proceeds shall constitute solely such amounts in excess thereof; or (b) the issuance or incurrence of Indebtedness, cash proceeds net of attorneys’ fees, investment banking fees, accountants’ fees, underwriting discounts and commissions and other customary fees and expenses actually incurred in connection therewith; or (c) an equity issuance, cash proceeds net of underwriting discounts and commissions and other reasonable costs paid to non-Affiliates in connection therewith, provided, however, that Net Proceeds shall not include any cash received in connection with the exercise of stock options granted to employees or directors of any Loan Party or any of the Subsidiaries.
Net Recovery Percentage” means, as of any date of determination, the percentage of the book value of Borrowers’ Inventory that is estimated to be recoverable in an orderly liquidation of such Inventory net of all associated costs and expenses of such liquidation, such percentage to be determined as to each category of Inventory and to be as specified in the most recent Acceptable Appraisal of Inventory.
NOLV” means, as of any date of determination, with respect to Eligible M&E of any Person, the value of such Eligible M&E that is estimated to be recoverable in an orderly liquidation of such Eligible M&E, net of all associated costs and expenses of such liquidation, as determined based upon the most recent Acceptable Appraisal of M&E; provided that if such Acceptable Appraisal does not provide the
costs and expenses of such liquidation on an item by item basis, then costs and expenses of liquidation for each item of Eligible M&E will be such amount as determined by Agent in its Permitted Discretion.
Non-Consenting Lender” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 14.2(a) of this Agreement.

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Non-Defaulting Lender” means each Lender other than a Defaulting Lender.
Obligations” means (a) all loans (including the Revolving Loans (inclusive of Extraordinary Advances and Swing Loans)), debts, principal, interest (including any interest that accrues after the commencement of an Insolvency Proceeding, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in whole or in part as a claim in any such Insolvency Proceeding), reimbursement or indemnification obligations with respect to Letters of Credit (irrespective of whether contingent), premiums, liabilities (including all amounts charged to the Loan Account pursuant to this Agreement), obligations (including indemnification obligations), fees (including the fees provided for in the Fee Letter), Lender Group Expenses (including any fees or expenses that accrue after the commencement of an Insolvency Proceeding, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in whole or in part as a claim in any such Insolvency Proceeding), guaranties (including the “Guarantied Obligations” under and as defined in the Guaranty and Security Agreement), and all covenants and duties of any other kind and description owing by any Loan Party arising out of, under, pursuant to, in connection with, or evidenced by this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents and irrespective of whether for the payment of money, whether direct or indirect, absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising, and including all interest not paid when due and all other expenses or other amounts that any Loan Party is required to pay or reimburse by the Loan Documents or by law or otherwise in connection with the Loan Documents, and (b) all Bank Product Obligations; provided that, anything to the contrary contained in the foregoing notwithstanding, the Obligations of any Loan Party shall exclude such Loan Party’s Excluded Swap Obligations. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Obligations of Borrowers under the Loan Documents include the obligation to pay (i) the principal of the Revolving Loans, (ii) interest accrued on the Revolving Loans, (iii) the amount necessary to reimburse Issuing Bank for amounts paid or payable pursuant to Letters of Credit, (iv) Letter of Credit commissions, fees (including fronting fees) and charges, (v) Lender Group Expenses, (vi) fees payable under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents, and (vii) indemnities and other amounts payable by any Loan Party under any Loan Document. Any reference in this Agreement or in the Loan Documents to the Obligations shall include all or any portion thereof and any extensions, modifications, renewals, or alterations thereof, both prior and subsequent to any Insolvency Proceeding.
OFAC” means The Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Off-Balance Sheet Liability” of a Person means (a) any repurchase obligation or liability of such Person with respect to accounts or notes receivable sold by such Person, (b) any indebtedness, liability or obligation under any so-called “synthetic lease” transaction entered into by such Person, or (c) any indebtedness, liability or obligation arising with respect to any other transaction which is the functional equivalent of or takes the place of borrowing but which does not constitute a liability on the balance sheets of such Person.
Originating Lender” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 13.1(e) of this Agreement.
Other Connection Taxes” means, with respect to any Tax Indemnitee, Taxes imposed as a result of a present or former connection between any such Tax Indemnitee and the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (other than connections arising from such Tax Indemnitee 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 or Loan Document).
Other Taxes” means all present or future stamp, court, excise, value added, or documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes that arise from any payment made under, from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, from the receipt or perfection of a security interest

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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 14.2).
Overadvance” means, as of any date of determination, that the Revolver Usage is greater than any of the limitations set forth in Section 2.1 or Section 2.11 of this Agreement.
Participant” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 13.1(e) of this Agreement.
Participant Register” has the meaning set forth in Section 13.1(i) of this Agreement.
Patent Security Agreement” has the meaning specified therefor in the Guaranty and Security Agreement.
Patriot Act” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 4.22 of this Agreement.
Payment Condition” means, with respect to any proposed action on any date, a condition that is satisfied if (a) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would result after giving effect to such action and (b) (i) after giving effect to such proposed action, Excess Availability calculated on a Pro Forma Basis is greater than the greater of (A) 17.5% of the Line Cap, and (B) $52,500,000, or (ii) both (A) after giving effect to such proposed action, Excess Availability calculated on a Pro Forma Basis is greater than the greater of (1) 15% of the Line Cap, and (2) $45,000,000, and (B) the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio, calculated on a Pro Forma Basis (with the amount of any prepayments of Indebtedness made during such period and the amount of any Investments in joint ventures for such period being deemed to be Fixed Charges for such pro forma calculation) after giving effect to such proposed action for the period of four consecutive Fiscal Quarters ending on the last day of the most recently ended Fiscal Quarter of KAC for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.1, is greater than 1.10 to 1.00.
PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation referred to and defined in ERISA and any successor entity performing similar functions.
Perfection Certificate” means a certificate in the form of Exhibit P-1 to this Agreement.
Permitted Acquisition” means any acquisition by any Loan Party in a transaction that satisfies each of the following requirements:
(a)    such acquisition is not a hostile or contested acquisition;

(b)    the business acquired in connection with such acquisition (i) is not located in any country or jurisdiction in which (A) in accordance with Requirements of Law binding on U.S. Persons (including the regulations promulgated by the OFAC), U.S. Persons are prohibited from engaging in business or (B) any Lender would, in accordance with its internal policies, be prohibited from extending credit, and (ii) is not primarily engaged, directly or indirectly, in any material line of business other than the businesses in which the Loan Parties are engaged on the Closing Date and any business activities that are substantially similar, related or incidental thereto;

(c)    both before and after giving effect to such acquisition and the Loans (if any) requested to be made in connection therewith, each of the representations and warranties in the Loan Documents is true and correct in all material respects; provided that either (i)(A) each such representation and warranty shall be true and correct in all respects to the extent it is already qualified by a materiality standard and (B) any such representation or warranty which relates to a specified prior date shall be true and correct (subject to the aforementioned materiality standards) as of such earlier date; or (ii) to the extent

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the Lenders have been notified in writing by the Administrative Borrower that any representation or warranty is not correct, the Required Lenders have explicitly waived in writing compliance with such representation or warranty;

(d)    as soon as available, but not less than ten days prior to closing of such acquisition, the Administrative Borrower has provided Agent (i) notice of such acquisition and (ii) a copy of all business and financial information reasonably requested by Agent including pro forma financial statements, statements of cash flow, and Availability projections;

(e)    if the Accounts and Inventory acquired in connection with such acquisition are proposed to be included in the determination of the Borrowing Base and would, if so included, constitute 10% or more of the Borrowing Base, Agent shall have conducted an audit and field examination of such Accounts and Inventory to its satisfaction prior to such inclusion;

(f)    the Payment Condition is satisfied;

(g)    if such acquisition is an acquisition of the Equity Interests of a Person, such acquisition is structured so that the Person so acquired shall become a wholly-owned Subsidiary of a Loan Party and, if required pursuant to Section 5.14(a), a Loan Party pursuant to the terms of this Agreement; provided that if such Person does not become a Loan Party or if the acquisition is of Equity Interests of a Person in connection with a joint venture, then the Payment Condition must be satisfied;

(h)    if such acquisition involves a merger or consolidation involving a Loan Party, such Loan Party shall be the surviving entity;

(i)    if such acquisition is an acquisition of assets, the acquisition is structured so that a Loan Party shall acquire such assets;

(j)    if such acquisition is an acquisition of Equity Interests, such acquisition will not result in any violation of Regulation U;

(k)    no Loan Party shall, as a result of or in connection with any such acquisition, assume or incur any direct or contingent liabilities (whether relating to environmental, tax, litigation, or other matters) that at the time of such acquisition could be reasonably expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;

(l)    in connection with an acquisition of the Equity Interests of any Person that becomes a Loan Party, all Liens on property of such Person (other than Liens in favor of Agent (for the benefit of the Lender Group and the Bank Product Providers) securing the Obligations and any Liens that would constitute Permitted Liens) shall be terminated unless the Lenders in their sole discretion consent otherwise, and in connection with an acquisition of the assets of any Person by a Loan Party, all Liens on such assets (other than Liens in favor of Agent (for the benefit of the Lender Group and the Bank Product
Providers) securing the Obligations and any Liens that would constitute Permitted Liens) shall be terminated;

(m)    the Administrative Borrower shall certify in reasonable detail to the Lenders those calculations it is relying on pursuant to clause (f) and clause (g), as applicable, in making any determination therein; and

(n)    no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing at the time such acquisition is consummated or after giving effect thereto.


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Permitted Commodity Swap Agreement” means any Commodity Swap Agreement that (a) involves or is settled with respect to electricity, natural gas, diesel fuel, aluminum, alumina, bauxite or other mineral or metal used in the business of the Borrowers or the Subsidiaries, and (b) is entered into in the ordinary course of business of the Loan Parties to hedge against fluctuations in the price of electricity, natural gas, diesel fuel, aluminum, alumina, bauxite or other minerals or metals used in the business of the Borrowers or the Subsidiaries and not for speculative purposes.
Permitted Discretion” means a determination made in the exercise of reasonable (from the perspective of a secured asset-based lender) business judgment.
Permitted Encumbrances” means:
(a)    Liens imposed by law for Taxes that are not yet due or are being contested in compliance with Section 5.4;

(b)    landlord’s, carrier’s, warehousemen’s, workmen’s, vendor’s, consignor’s, mechanics’, materialmen’s, repairmen’s and other like Liens imposed by law, arising in the ordinary course of business and securing obligations that are not overdue by more than 30 days or are being contested in compliance with Section 5.4;

(c)    Liens incurred or pledges and deposits made in the ordinary course of business in compliance with workers’ compensation laws, unemployment insurance, governmental insurance and other social security laws or regulations;

(d)    Liens granted and deposits and other investments made to secure the performance of tenders, bids, contracts (other than for the repayment of Indebtedness), leases, statutory obligations, surety and appeal bonds, performance bonds and other obligations of a like nature, in each case in the ordinary course of business;

(e)    Liens incurred to secure appeal bonds and judgment and attachment liens in respect of judgments that do not constitute an Event of Default under clause (k) of Section 8;

(f)    easements, zoning restrictions, rights-of-way covenants, consents, reservations, mineral leases, encroachments, variations and zoning laws, ordinances, other restrictions and rights reserved to or vested in any municipality or government or proper authority to control or regulate any real property of the Loan Parties, charges or encumbrances (whether or not recorded) and interest of ground lessors, minor defects and irregularities in the title to any real property, which do not interfere materially with the ordinary conduct of the business of the Loan Parties, and which do not materially detract from the value of the property to which they attach or materially impair the use thereof to the Loan Parties;

(g)    purchase money Liens (including finance leases) upon or in any property acquired or held in the ordinary course of business to secure the purchase price of such property solely for
the purpose of financing the acquisition of such property to the extent such purchase money Liens secure Indebtedness incurred in accordance with Section 6.1(a)(v);

(h)    pledges or deposits in the ordinary course to secure leases entered into in the ordinary course of business;

(i)    pledges and deposits of cash and Permitted Investments with a commodity broker or dealer for the purpose of margining or securing the obligations of any Loan Party or Significant Subsidiary under a Permitted Commodity Swap Agreement;
 

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(j)    any interest of a consignor in goods held by any Loan Party or Significant Subsidiary on consignment provided that such goods are held on consignment in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practices; and

(k)    extensions, renewals, or replacements of any Lien referred to in clauses (a) through (j) above; provided that the principal amount of the obligation secured thereby is not increased and that any such extension, renewal or replacement is limited to the property encumbered thereby;

provided, that the term “Permitted Encumbrances” shall not include any Lien securing Indebtedness.
Permitted Investments” means:
(a)    direct obligations of, or obligations the principal of and interest on which are unconditionally guaranteed by, the United States (or by any agency thereof to the extent such obligations are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States);
(b)    investments in commercial paper having, at such date of acquisition, a rating of at least “A-2” or the equivalent thereof from S&P or of at least “P-2” or the equivalent thereof from Moody’s;

(c)    investments in certificates of deposit, overnight bank deposits, bankers acceptances and time deposits (including eurodollar time deposits) issued or guaranteed by or placed with (i) any domestic office of Agent or the bank with whom the Loan Parties maintain their cash management system; provided that if such bank is not a Lender hereunder, such bank shall have entered into an agreement with Agent pursuant to which such bank shall have waived all rights of setoff and confirmed that such bank does not have, nor shall it claim, a security interest therein, or (ii) any domestic office of any other commercial bank of recognized standing organized under the laws of the United States or any State thereof that has a combined capital and surplus and undivided profits of not less than $250,000,000 and is the principal bank of a bank holding company having a long-term unsecured debt rating of at least “A-2” or the equivalent thereof from S&P or at least “P-2” or the equivalent thereof from Moody’s;

(d)    investments in repurchase obligations with a term of not more than seven days for underlying securities of the types described in clause (a) above entered into with any office of a bank or trust company meeting the qualifications specified in clause (c) above;

(e)    investments in securities with maturities of one year or less from the date of acquisition issued or fully guaranteed by any state, commonwealth or territory of the United States, by any political subdivision or taxing authority of any such state, commonwealth or territory or by any foreign government, the securities of which state, commonwealth, territory, political subdivision, taxing authority or foreign government (as the case may be) are rated at least A by S&P or A by Moody’s;

(f)    investments in securities with maturities of six months or less from the date of acquisition backed by standby letters of credit issued by any Lender or any commercial bank organized under the laws of the United States or any state thereof having combined capital and surplus of not less than $500,000,000;

(g)    investments in money market funds or similar funds substantially all the assets of which are comprised of securities of the types described in clauses (a) through (f) above;

(h)    investments in money market funds that (i) comply with the criteria set forth in SEC Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, (ii) are rated AAA by S&P or Aaa by Moody’s and (iii) have portfolio assets of at least $5,000,000,000;


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(i)    auction rate floaters and similar short term (one to sixty day maturities) gilt edge investments in pools of bonds whose income is exempt from federal taxation, which are issued by entities that are rated in the highest rating category of S&P and/or Moody’s ratings; and

(j)    investments in debt securities or debt instruments with a rating of BBB- or higher by S&P or Baa3 or higher by Moody’s or the equivalent of such rating by such rating organization, or, if no rating of S&P or Moody’s then exists, the equivalent of such rating by any other nationally recognized securities rating agency, but excluding any debt securities or instruments constituting loans or advances among KAC and its Subsidiaries, in an aggregate amount not to exceed $250,000,000 at any time.

Permitted Lien” means any Lien permitted pursuant to Section 6.2.
Person” means natural persons, corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, general partnerships, limited liability partnerships, joint ventures, trusts, land trusts, business trusts, or other organizations, irrespective of whether they are legal entities, and governments and agencies and political subdivisions thereof.
Plan” means any employee pension benefit plan as defined in Section 3(2) of ERISA (other than a Multiemployer Plan) that is maintained or is contributed to (or required to be contributed to) by any Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate and is either subject to the provisions of Title IV of ERISA or Section 412 of the IRC or Section 302 of ERISA.
Platform” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 17.9(c) of this Agreement.
Post-Increase Revolver Lenders” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 2.14 of this Agreement.
PP&E Component” means, as of any date of determination, an amount equal to the product of the PP&E Percentage multiplied by the lesser of (i) the product of 85% multiplied by the NOLV of Eligible M&E, as such NOLV is identified in the most recent Acceptable Appraisal of M&E at such time, and (ii) $75,000,000. In the event of a voluntary or involuntary sale or disposition of any Eligible M&E (including as a result of a casualty or condemnation), the PP&E Component shall automatically be reduced by the amount of the PP&E Component attributable to the Eligible M&E sold or disposed of (based upon the most recent Borrowing Base Certificate delivered by Borrowers to Agent). Not more than two times after the Closing Date, upon request of the Borrowers, the NOLV of Eligible M&E may be reset subject to receipt by Agent of a new Acceptable Appraisal.
PP&E Percentage” means, as of any date of determination, the percentage equal to the result of (a) 100% minus (b) the percentage obtained by dividing the number of full Fiscal Quarters elapsed since the Closing Date by 40.
Pre-Increase Revolver Lenders” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 2.14 of this Agreement.
Prepayment Event” means:
(a)    any sale, transfer or other disposition of any property or asset that forms a part of the Collateral of any Loan Party, other than dispositions described in Section 6.5(a);

(b)    any casualty or other insured damage to, or any taking under power of eminent domain or by condemnation or similar proceeding of, any property or asset of any Loan Party forming a part of the Collateral;
    

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(c)    the issuance by the Company of any Equity Interests in exchange for cash, and explicitly excluding issuance of common stock of the Company or other Equity Interests (i) in connection with the conversion or settlement of stock options or warrants or (ii) pursuant to a merger permitted by Section 6.3 or a Permitted Acquisition; or

(d)    the incurrence by any Loan Party of any Indebtedness, other than Indebtedness permitted under Section 6.1 or permitted by the Required Lenders.

Pro Forma Basis” means, with respect to any test hereunder in connection with any event, that such test shall be calculated after giving effect on a pro forma basis (which pro forma presentation shall treat all cash consideration given, and the amount of Disqualified Indebtedness assumed, acquired or issued, in connection with such event as having been paid in cash at the time of making such event) for the period of such calculation to (a) such event as if it happened on the first day of such period or (b) the incurrence of any Indebtedness by KAC or any Subsidiary in connection with such event and any incurrence, repayment, issuance or redemption of other Indebtedness of KAC or any Subsidiary occurring at any time subsequent to the last day of the Test Period and on or prior to the date of determination, as if such incurrence, repayment, issuance or redemption, as the case may be, occurred on the first day of the Test Period.
Pro Rata Share” means, as of any date of determination:
(a)    with respect to a Lender’s obligation to make all or a portion of the Revolving Loans, with respect to such Lender’s right to receive payments of interest, fees, and principal with respect to the Revolving Loans, and with respect to all other computations and other matters related to the Revolver Commitments or the Revolving Loans, the percentage obtained by dividing (i) the Revolving Loan Exposure of such Lender, by (ii) the aggregate Revolving Loan Exposure of all Lenders,

(b)    with respect to a Lender’s obligation to participate in the Letters of Credit, with respect to such Lender’s obligation to reimburse Issuing Bank, and with respect to such Lender’s right to receive payments of Letter of Credit Fees, and with respect to all other computations and other matters related to the Letters of Credit, the percentage obtained by dividing (i) the Revolving Loan Exposure of such Lender, by (ii) the aggregate Revolving Loan Exposure of all Lenders; provided, that if all of the Revolving Loans have been repaid in full and all Revolver Commitments have been terminated, but Letters of Credit remain outstanding, Pro Rata Share under this clause shall be the percentage obtained by dividing (A) the Letter of Credit Exposure of such Lender, by (B) the Letter of Credit Exposure of all Lenders,

(c)    [reserved], and

(d)    with respect to all other matters and for all other matters as to a particular Lender (including the indemnification obligations arising under Section 15.7 of this Agreement), the percentage obtained by dividing (i) the Revolving Loan Exposure of such Lender, by (ii) the aggregate Revolving Loan Exposure of all Lenders, in any such case as the applicable percentage may be adjusted by assignments permitted pursuant to Section 13.1; provided, that if all of the Loans have been repaid in full and all Commitments have been terminated, Pro Rata Share under this clause shall be the percentage obtained by dividing (A) the Letter of Credit Exposure of such Lender, by (B) the Letter of Credit Exposure of all Lenders.

Projections” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 5.1(a)(v) of this Agreement.
Property” means any interest in any kind of property or asset, whether real, personal or mixed, tangible or intangible.

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Protective Advances” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 2.3(d)(i) of this Agreement.
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.
Public Lender” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 17.9(c) of this Agreement.
Real Property” means any estates or interests in real property now owned or hereafter acquired by any Loan Party or one of its Subsidiaries and the improvements thereto.
Receivable Reserves” means, as of any date of determination, those reserves that Agent deems necessary or appropriate, in its Permitted Discretion and subject to Section 2.1(c), to establish and maintain (including Landlord Reserves for books and records locations and reserves for rebates, discounts, warranty claims, and returns) with respect to the Eligible Accounts, Availability, or the Maximum Revolver Amount.
Record” means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form.
Register” has the meaning set forth in Section 13.1(h) of this Agreement.
Registered Loan” has the meaning set forth in Section 13.1(h) of this Agreement.
Related Fund” means any Person (other than a natural person) that is engaged in making, purchasing, holding or investing in bank loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course and that is administered, advised or managed by (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of a Lender, or (c) an entity or an Affiliate of an entity that administers, advises or manages a Lender.
Relevant Governmental Body” means the Board of Governors and/or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the Board of Governors and/or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York or any successor thereto.
Reliance Account Debtors” means each Account Debtor that is listed on Schedule 1.1(d).
Remedial Action” means all actions taken to (a) clean up, remove, remediate, contain, treat, monitor, assess, evaluate, or in any way address Hazardous Materials in the indoor or outdoor environment, (b) prevent or minimize a release or threatened release of Hazardous Materials so they do not migrate or endanger or threaten to endanger public health or welfare or the indoor or outdoor
environment, (c) restore or reclaim natural resources or the environment, (d) perform any pre-remedial studies, investigations, or post-remedial operation and maintenance activities, or (e) conduct any other actions with respect to Hazardous Materials required by Environmental Laws.
Replacement Lender” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 2.13(b) of this Agreement.
Report” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 15.16 of this Agreement.
Required Lenders” means, at any time, Lenders having or holding more than 50% of the aggregate Revolving Loan Exposure of all Lenders; provided, that (i) the Revolving Loan Exposure of any Defaulting Lender shall be disregarded in the determination of the Required Lenders, and (ii) at any time there are two or more Lenders (who are not Affiliates of one another or Defaulting Lenders), “Required Lenders” must include at least two Lenders (who are not Affiliates of one another).

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Requirement of Law” means, as to any Person, the Governing Documents of such Person and any law, treaty, rule or regulation or determination of an arbitrator or a court or other Governmental Authority, 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.
Reserves” means, as of any date of determination, Inventory Reserves, M&E Reserves, Receivable Reserves, Bank Product Reserves, and those other reserves that Agent deems necessary or appropriate, in its Permitted Discretion and subject to Section 2.1(c), to establish and maintain (including reserves with respect to (a) sums that any Loan Party or its Subsidiaries are required to pay under any Section of this Agreement or any other Loan Document (such as taxes, assessments, insurance premiums, or, in the case of leased assets, rents or other amounts payable under such leases) and has failed to pay, and (b) amounts owing by any Loan Party or its Subsidiaries to any Person to the extent secured by a Lien on, or trust over, any of the Collateral (other than a Permitted Lien), which Lien or trust, in the Permitted Discretion of Agent likely would have a priority superior to the Agent’s Liens (such as Liens or trusts in favor of landlords, warehousemen, carriers, mechanics, materialmen, laborers, or suppliers, or Liens or trusts for ad valorem, excise, sales, or other taxes where given priority under applicable law) in and to such item of the Collateral) with respect to the Borrowing Base, Availability, or the Maximum Revolver Amount.
Restricted Payment” means any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property) with respect to any Equity Interests in KAC or any Subsidiary, or any payment (whether in cash, securities or other property), including any sinking fund or similar deposit, on account of the purchase, redemption, retirement, acquisition, conversion, cancellation or termination of any such Equity Interests in KAC.
Revolver Commitment” means, with respect to each Revolving Lender, its Revolver Commitment, and, with respect to all Revolving Lenders, their Revolver Commitments, in each case as such Dollar amounts are set forth beside such Revolving Lender’s name under the applicable heading on Schedule C-1 to this Agreement or in the Assignment and Acceptance or Increase Joinder pursuant to which such Revolving Lender became a Revolving Lender under this Agreement, as such amounts may be reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to assignments made in accordance with the provisions of Section 13.1 of this Agreement, and as such amounts may be decreased by the amount of reductions in the Revolver Commitments made in accordance with Section 2.4(c) hereof.
Revolver Usage” means, as of any date of determination, the sum of (a) the amount of outstanding Revolving Loans (inclusive of Swing Loans and Protective Advances), plus (b) the amount of the Letter of Credit Usage.
Revolving Lender” means a Lender that has a Revolving Loan Exposure or Letter of Credit Exposure.
Revolving Loan Base Rate Margin” has the meaning set forth in the definition of Applicable Margin.
Revolving Loan Exposure” means, with respect to any Revolving Lender, as of any date of determination (a) prior to the termination of the Revolver Commitments, the amount of such Lender’s Revolver Commitment, and (b) after the termination of the Revolver Commitments, the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Revolving Loans of such Lender.
Revolving Loan LIBOR Rate Margin” has the meaning set forth in the definition of Applicable Margin.

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Revolving Loans” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 2.1(a) of this Agreement.
S&P” has the meaning specified therefor in the definition of Cash Equivalents.
Salaried VEBA Benefit” means any non-cash benefit or gain recorded in the income statement of the Borrowers related to the Salaried VEBA Trust.
Salaried VEBA Expense” means any non-cash expense recorded in the income statement of the Borrowers related to the Salaried VEBA Trust.
Salaried VEBA Trust” means the trust that provides benefits to certain eligible retirees and their surviving spouses and eligible dependents of Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation who were salaried employees.
Sanctioned Person” means (a) any Person named on the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons maintained by OFAC, OFAC’s consolidated Non-SDN list or any other Sanctions-related list maintained by any Governmental Authority, (b) any Person located, organized or resident in a Sanctioned Territory, or (c) any Person directly or indirectly 50% or more owned or controlled (individually or in the aggregate) by, otherwise controlled by, or acting on behalf of any such Person or Persons described in clauses (a) and (b) above.
Sanctioned Territory” means a country or territory or a government of a country or territory that is the subject of territory-wide, comprehensive Sanctions, including, as of the date of this Agreement, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and the Crimea Region of Ukraine.
Sanctions” means individually and collectively, respectively, any and all economic sanctions, trade sanctions, financial sanctions, sectoral sanctions, secondary sanctions, trade embargoes anti-terrorism laws and other sanctions laws, regulations or embargoes, including those imposed, administered or enforced from time to time by: (a) the United States of America, including those administered by OFAC, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Commerce, or through any existing or future executive order, (b) the United Nations Security Council, (c) the European Union or any European Union member state, (c) Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom, or (d) any other Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over any member of Lender Group or any Loan Party or any of their respective Subsidiaries or Affiliates.
Scheduled Maturity Date” means October 30, 2024.
SEC” means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and any successor thereto.
Securities Account” means a securities account (as that term is defined in the Code).
Settlement” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 2.3(e)(i) of this Agreement.
Settlement Date” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 2.3(e)(i) of this Agreement.
Significant Subsidiary” means each domestic Subsidiary of the Company that:
(a)    is listed on Schedule 1.1(c);

(b)    accounted for at least 5% of consolidated revenues of the Company and the Subsidiaries from sales to third parties for the four Fiscal Quarters of the Company ending on the last day

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of the last Fiscal Quarter of the Company immediately preceding the date as of which any such determination is made; or

(c)    has assets (other than assets which are eliminated in consolidation) which represent at least 5% of the consolidated assets of the Company and the Subsidiaries as of the last day of the last Fiscal Quarter of the Company immediately preceding the date as of which any such determination is made,

all of which, with respect to clauses (b) and (c), shall be as included in the consolidated financial statements of KAC for the applicable fiscal period, or as of the date, in question.
SOFR” with respect to any day means the secured overnight financing rate published for such day by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, as the administrator of the benchmark, (or a successor administrator) on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Website.
Solvent” means, with respect to any Person as of any date of determination, that (a) at fair valuations, the sum of such Person’s debts (including contingent liabilities) is less than all of such Person’s assets, (b) such Person is not engaged or about to engage in a business or transaction for which the remaining assets of such Person are unreasonably small in relation to the business or transaction or for which the property remaining with such Person is an unreasonably small capital, (c) such Person has not incurred and does not intend to incur, or reasonably believe that it will incur, debts beyond its ability to pay such debts as they become due (whether at maturity or otherwise), and (d) such Person is “solvent” or not “insolvent”, as applicable within the meaning given those terms and similar terms under applicable laws relating to fraudulent transfers and conveyances. For purposes of this definition, the amount of any contingent liability at any time shall be computed as the amount that, in light of all of the facts and circumstances existing at such time, represents the amount that can reasonably be expected to become an actual or matured liability (irrespective of whether such contingent liabilities meet the criteria for accrual under Statement of Financial Accounting Standard No. 5).
Standard Letter of Credit Practice” means, for Issuing Bank, any domestic or foreign law or letter of credit practices applicable in the city in which Issuing Bank issued the applicable Letter of Credit or, for its branch or correspondent, such laws and practices applicable in the city in which it has advised, confirmed or negotiated such Letter of Credit, as the case may be, in each case, (a) which letter of credit practices are of banks that regularly issue letters of credit in the particular city, and (b) which laws or letter of credit practices are required or permitted under ISP or UCP, as chosen in the applicable Letter of Credit.
Subordinated Indebtedness” of a Person means any Indebtedness of such Person the payment of which is subordinated to payment of the Obligations to the written satisfaction of Agent.
Subsidiary” of a Person means a corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other entity in which that Person directly or indirectly owns or controls the Equity Interests having ordinary voting power to elect a majority of the Board of Directors of such corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other entity.
Supermajority Lenders” means, at any time, Revolving Lenders having or holding more than 66‑2/3% of the aggregate Revolving Loan Exposure of all Revolving Lenders; provided, that (i) the Revolving Loan Exposure of any Defaulting Lender shall be disregarded in the determination of the Supermajority Lenders, and (ii) at any time there are two or more Revolving Lenders (who are not Affiliates of one another), “Supermajority Lenders” must include at least two Revolving Lenders (who are not Affiliates of one another or Defaulting Lenders).

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Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Loan Party, any obligation to pay or perform under any agreement, contract or transaction that constitutes a “swap” within the meaning of section 1a(47) of the Commodity Exchange Act.
Swing Lender” means Wells Fargo or any other Lender that, at the request of Borrowers and with the consent of Agent agrees, in such Lender’s sole discretion, to become the Swing Lender under Section 2.3(b) of this Agreement.
Swing Loan” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 2.3(b) of this Agreement.
Swing Loan Exposure” means, as of any date of determination with respect to any Lender, such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the Swing Loans on such date.
Syndication Agent” has the meaning set forth in the preamble to this Agreement.
Tax Indemnitee” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 16.1 of this Agreement.
Tax Lender” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 14.2(a) of this Agreement.
Taxes” means any taxes, levies, imposts, duties, fees, assessments or other charges of whatever nature now or hereafter imposed by any jurisdiction or by any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein, and all interest, penalties or similar liabilities with respect thereto.
Term SOFR” means the forward-looking term rate based on SOFR that has been selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body.
Test Period” means the most recent period of 12 consecutive full Fiscal Months immediately preceding each date (taken as one accounting period) in respect of which KAC has delivered the financial statements referred to in Section 5.1(a)(i), 5.1(a)(ii), or 5.1(a)(iii).
Trademark Security Agreement” has the meaning specified therefor in the Guaranty and Security Agreement.
Transactions” means the execution, delivery and performance by each of the Loan Parties of each Loan Document to which it is a party, the borrowing of Loans and other credit extensions, the use of the proceeds thereof and the issuance of Letters of Credit hereunder.
UCP” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits 2007 Revision, International Chamber of Commerce Publication No. 600 and any version or revision thereof accepted by Issuing Bank for use.
Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement” means the Benchmark Replacement excluding the Benchmark Replacement Adjustment.
United States” means the United States of America.
Unused Line Fee” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 2.10(b) of this Agreement.
Voidable Transfer” has the meaning specified therefor in Section 17.8 of this Agreement.
Wells Fargo” means Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, a national banking association.

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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 1 of Subtitle E of Title IV of ERISA.
Write-Down and Conversion Powers” means, 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.
1.2    Accounting Terms. All accounting terms not specifically defined herein shall be construed in accordance with GAAP; provided, that if Administrative Borrower notifies Agent that Borrowers request an amendment to any provision hereof to eliminate the effect of any Accounting Change occurring after the Closing Date or in the application thereof on the operation of such provision (or if Agent notifies Administrative Borrower 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 Accounting Change or in the application thereof, then Agent and Borrowers agree that they will negotiate in good faith amendments to the provisions of this Agreement that are directly affected by such Accounting Change with the intent of having the respective positions of the Lenders and Borrowers after such Accounting Change conform as nearly as possible to their respective positions immediately before such Accounting Change took effect and, until any such amendments have been agreed upon and agreed to by the Required Lenders, the provisions in this Agreement shall be calculated as if no such Accounting Change had occurred. When used herein, the term “financial statements” shall include the notes and schedules thereto. Whenever the term “Borrowers” is used in respect of a financial covenant or a related definition, it shall be understood to mean the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, unless the context clearly requires otherwise. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, (a) all financial statements delivered hereunder shall be prepared, and all financial covenants contained herein shall be calculated, without giving effect to any election under the Statement of Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Accounting Standards Codification Topic 825 (or any similar accounting principle) permitting a Person to value its financial liabilities or Indebtedness at the fair value thereof, and (b) the term “unqualified opinion” as used herein to refer to opinions or reports provided by accountants shall mean an opinion or report that is (i) unqualified, and (ii) does not include any explanation, supplemental comment, or other comment concerning the ability of the applicable Person to continue as a going concern or concerning the scope of the audit.

1.3    Code. Any terms used in this Agreement that are defined in the Code shall be construed and defined as set forth in the Code unless otherwise defined herein; provided, that to the extent that the Code is used to define any term herein and such term is defined differently in different Articles of the Code, the definition of such term contained in Article 9 of the Code shall govern.

1.4    Construction. Unless the context of this Agreement or any other Loan Document clearly requires otherwise, references to the plural include the singular, references to the singular include the plural, the terms “includes” and “including” are not limiting, and the term “or” has, except where otherwise indicated, the inclusive meaning represented by the phrase “and/or.” The words “hereof,” “herein,” “hereby,” “hereunder,” and similar terms in this Agreement or any other Loan Document refer to this Agreement or such other Loan Document, as the case may be, as a whole and not to any particular provision of this Agreement or such other Loan Document, as the case may be. Section, subsection, clause, schedule, and exhibit references herein are to this Agreement unless otherwise specified. Any reference in this Agreement or in any other Loan Document to any agreement, instrument, or document shall include all alterations, amendments, changes, extensions, modifications, renewals, replacements, substitutions, joinders, and supplements, thereto and thereof, as applicable (subject to any restrictions on such alterations, amendments, changes, extensions, modifications, renewals, replacements, substitutions, joinders, and supplements set forth herein). The words “asset” and “property” shall be construed to have the same

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meaning and effect and to refer to any and all tangible and intangible assets and properties. Any reference herein or in any other Loan Document to the satisfaction, repayment, or payment in full of the Obligations shall mean (a) the payment or repayment in full in immediately available funds of (i) the principal amount of, and interest accrued and unpaid with respect to, all outstanding Loans, together with the payment of any premium applicable to the repayment of the Loans, (ii) all Lender Group Expenses that have accrued and are unpaid regardless of whether demand has been made therefor, and (iii) all fees or charges that have accrued hereunder or under any other Loan Document (including the Letter of Credit Fee and the Unused Line Fee) and are unpaid, (b) in the case of contingent reimbursement obligations with respect to Letters of Credit, providing Letter of Credit Collateralization, (c) in the case of obligations with respect to Bank Products (other than Hedge Obligations), providing Bank Product Collateralization, (d) the receipt by Agent of cash collateral in order to secure any other contingent Obligations for which a claim or demand for payment has been made on or prior to such time or in respect of matters or circumstances known to Agent or a Lender at such time that are reasonably expected to result in any loss, cost, damage, or expense (including attorneys’ fees and legal expenses), such cash collateral to be in such amount as Agent reasonably determines is appropriate to secure such contingent Obligations, (e) the payment or repayment in full in immediately available funds of all other outstanding Obligations (including the payment of any termination amount then applicable (or which would or could become applicable as a result of the repayment of the other Obligations) under Hedge Agreements provided by Hedge Providers) other than (i) unasserted contingent indemnification Obligations, (ii) any Bank Product Obligations (other than Hedge Obligations) that, at such time, are allowed by the applicable Bank Product Provider to remain outstanding without being required to be repaid or cash collateralized, and (iii) any Hedge Obligations that, at such time, are allowed by the applicable Hedge Provider to remain outstanding without being required to be repaid, and (f) the termination of all of the Commitments of the Lenders. Any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s successors and assigns. Any requirement of a writing contained herein or in any other Loan Document shall be satisfied by the transmission of a Record.

1.5    Time References. Unless the context of this Agreement or any other Loan Document clearly requires otherwise, all references to time of day refer to Central standard time or Central daylight saving time, as in effect in Chicago, Illinois, on such day. For purposes of the computation of a period of time from a specified date to a later specified date, unless otherwise expressly provided, the word “from” means “from and including” and the words “to” and “until” each means “to and including”; provided, that with respect to a computation of fees or interest payable to Agent or any Lender, such period shall in any event consist of at least one full day.

1.6    Schedules and Exhibits. All of the schedules and exhibits attached to this Agreement shall be deemed incorporated herein by reference.

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

2.LOANS AND TERMS OF PAYMENT.

2.1    Revolving Loans.

(a)    Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and during the term of this Agreement, each Revolving Lender agrees (severally, not jointly or jointly and severally) to make revolving

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loans (“Revolving Loans”) to Borrowers in an amount at any one time outstanding not to exceed the lesser of:

(i)    such Lender’s Revolver Commitment, and

(ii)    such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of an amount equal to the lesser of:

(A)
the amount equal to (1) the Maximum Revolver Amount, less (2) the sum of (y) the Letter of Credit Usage at such time, plus (z) the principal amount of Swing Loans outstanding at such time, and

(B)
the amount equal to (1) the Borrowing Base as of such date (based upon the most recent Borrowing Base Certificate delivered by Borrowers to Agent, as adjusted for Reserves established by Agent in accordance with Section 2.1(c)), less (2) the sum of (x) the Letter of Credit Usage at such time, plus (y) the principal amount of Swing Loans outstanding at such time.

(b)    Amounts borrowed pursuant to this Section 2.1 may be repaid and, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, reborrowed at any time during the term of this Agreement. The outstanding principal amount of the Revolving Loans, together with interest accrued and unpaid thereon, shall constitute Obligations and shall be due and payable on the Maturity Date or, if earlier, on the date on which they otherwise become due and payable pursuant to the terms of this Agreement. No portion of any Loan will be funded or held with “plan assets,” as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor Regulation found at 29 C.F.R. Section 2510.3--101, as modified by Section 3(42) of ERISA.

(c)    Anything to the contrary in this Section 2.1 notwithstanding, Agent shall have the right (but not the obligation) at any time, in the exercise of its Permitted Discretion, to establish and increase or decrease Reserves against the Borrowing Base, Availability, or the Maximum Revolver Amount; provided, that Agent shall notify Borrowers at least 3 Business Days prior to the date on which any such reserve is to be established or increased; provided further, that (A) the Borrowers may not obtain any new Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans) or Letters of Credit to the extent that such Revolving Loan (including Swing Loans) or Letter of Credit would cause an Overadvance after giving effect to the establishment or increase of such Reserve as set forth in such notice; (B) no such prior notice shall be required for changes to any Reserves resulting solely by virtue of mathematical calculations of the amount of the Reserve in accordance with the methodology of calculation set forth in this Agreement or previously utilized; and (C) no such prior notice shall be required during the continuance of any Event of Default and (D) no such prior notice shall be required with respect to any Reserve established in respect
of any Lien that has priority over Agent’s Liens on the Collateral. The amount of any Reserve established by Agent, and any changes to the eligibility criteria set forth in the definitions of Eligible Accounts, Eligible Inventory, and Eligible M&E, as applicable, shall have a reasonable relationship to the event, condition, other circumstance, or fact that is the basis for such reserve or change in eligibility and shall not be duplicative of any other reserve established and currently maintained or eligibility criteria.

(d)    Anything to the contrary in this Agreement notwithstanding, the portion of the Borrowing Base comprised of Eligible Cash may be adjusted, based on Agent’s Permitted Discretion, on a daily basis to reflect the aggregate amount of Eligible Cash as of the open of business on each business day as verified by Agent (which verification may be by receipt by Agent from the applicable Lender or Borrowers of screenshots of each website of each applicable deposit bank or securities intermediary describing the balance in each applicable account holding Eligible Cash).

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2.3    Borrowing Procedures and Settlements.

(a)    Procedure for Borrowing Revolving Loans. Each Borrowing shall be made by a written request by an Authorized Person delivered to Agent (which may be delivered through Agent’s electronic platform or portal) and received by Agent no later than 12:00 noon (i) on the Business Day that is the requested Funding Date in the case of a request for a Swing Loan, (ii) on the Business Day that is one Business Day prior to the requested Funding Date in the case of a request for a Base Rate Loan, and (iii) on the Business Day that is three Business Days prior to the requested Funding Date in the case of all other requests, specifying (A) the amount of such Borrowing, and (B) the requested Funding Date (which shall be a Business Day); provided, that Agent may, in its sole discretion, elect to accept as timely requests that are received later than 12:00 noon on the applicable Business Day. All Borrowing requests which are not made on-line via Agent’s electronic platform or portal shall be subject to (and unless Agent elects otherwise in the exercise of its sole discretion, such Borrowings shall not be made until the completion of) Agent’s authentication process (with results satisfactory to Agent) prior to the funding of any such requested Revolving Loan.

(b)    Making of Swing Loans. In the case of a Revolving Loan and so long as any of (i) the aggregate amount of Swing Loans made since the last Settlement Date, minus all payments or other amounts applied to Swing Loans since the last Settlement Date, plus the amount of the requested Swing Loan does not exceed the greater of 10% of the Maximum Revolver Amount and $37,500,000, or (ii) Swing Lender, in its sole discretion, agrees to make a Swing Loan notwithstanding the foregoing limitation, Swing Lender shall make a Revolving Loan (any such Revolving Loan made by Swing Lender pursuant to this Section 2.3(b) being referred to as a “Swing Loan” and all such Revolving Loans being referred to as “Swing Loans”) available to Borrowers on the Funding Date applicable thereto by transferring immediately available funds in the amount of such Borrowing to the Designated Account. Each Swing Loan shall be deemed to be a Revolving Loan hereunder and shall be subject to all the terms and conditions (including Section 3) applicable to other Revolving Loans, except that all payments (including interest) on any Swing Loan shall be payable to Swing Lender solely for its own account. Subject to the provisions of Section 2.3(d)(ii), Swing Lender shall not make and shall not be obligated to make any Swing Loan if Swing Lender has actual knowledge that (i) one or more of the applicable conditions precedent set forth in Section 3 will not be satisfied on the requested Funding Date for the applicable Borrowing, or (ii) the requested Borrowing would exceed the Availability on such Funding Date. Swing Lender shall not otherwise be required to determine whether the applicable conditions precedent set forth in Section 3 have been satisfied on the Funding Date applicable thereto prior to making any Swing Loan. The Swing Loans shall be secured by Agent’s Liens, constitute Revolving Loans and Obligations, and bear interest at the rate applicable from time to time to Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans.

(c)    Making of Revolving Loans.

(i)    In the event that Swing Lender is not obligated to make a Swing Loan, then after receipt of a request for a Borrowing pursuant to Section 2.3(a)(i), Agent shall notify the Lenders by telecopy, telephone, email, or other electronic form of transmission, of the requested Borrowing; such notification to be sent on the Business Day that is (A) in the case of a Base Rate Loan, at least one Business Day prior to the requested Funding Date, or (B) in the case of a LIBOR Rate Loan, prior to 12:00 noon at least three Business Days prior to the requested Funding Date. If Agent has notified the Lenders of a requested Borrowing on the Business Day that is one Business Day prior to the Funding Date, then each Lender shall make the amount of such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the requested Borrowing available to Agent in immediately available funds, to Agent’s Account, not later than 12:00 noon on the Business Day that is the requested Funding Date. After Agent’s receipt of the proceeds of such Revolving Loans from the Lenders, Agent shall make the proceeds thereof available to Borrowers on the applicable Funding Date by transferring immediately available funds equal to such proceeds received by Agent to the Designated

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Account; provided, that subject to the provisions of Section 2.3(d)(ii), no Lender shall have an obligation to make any Revolving Loan, if (1) one or more of the applicable conditions precedent set forth in Section 3 will not be satisfied on the requested Funding Date for the applicable Borrowing unless such condition has been waived, or (2) the requested Borrowing would exceed the Availability on such Funding Date.

(ii)    Unless Agent receives notice from a Lender prior to 10:30 a.m. on the Business Day that is the requested Funding Date relative to a requested Borrowing as to which Agent has notified the Lenders of a requested Borrowing that such Lender will not make available as and when required hereunder to Agent for the account of Borrowers the amount of that Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the Borrowing, Agent may assume that each Lender has made or will make such amount available to Agent in immediately available funds on the Funding Date and Agent may (but shall not be so required), in reliance upon such assumption, make available to Borrowers a corresponding amount. If, on the requested Funding Date, any Lender shall not have remitted the full amount that it is required to make available to Agent in immediately available funds and if Agent has made available to Borrowers such amount on the requested Funding Date, then such Lender shall make the amount of such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the requested Borrowing available to Agent in immediately available funds, to Agent’s Account, no later than 12:00 noon on the Business Day that is the first Business Day after the requested Funding Date (in which case, the interest accrued on such Lender’s portion of such Borrowing for the Funding Date shall be for Agent’s separate account). If any Lender shall not remit the full amount that it is required to make available to Agent in immediately available funds as and when required hereby and if Agent has made available to Borrowers such amount, then that Lender shall be obligated to immediately remit such amount to Agent, together with interest at the Defaulting Lender Rate for each day until the date on which such amount is so remitted. A notice submitted by Agent to any Lender with respect to amounts owing under this Section 2.3(c)(ii) shall be conclusive, absent manifest error. If the amount that a Lender is required to remit is made available to Agent, then such payment to Agent shall constitute such Lender’s Revolving Loan for all purposes of this Agreement. If such amount is not made available to Agent on the Business Day following the Funding Date, Agent will notify Administrative Borrower of such failure to fund and, upon demand by Agent, Borrowers shall pay such amount to Agent for Agent’s account, together with interest thereon for each day elapsed since the date of such Borrowing, at a rate per annum equal to the interest rate applicable at the time to the Revolving Loans composing such Borrowing.

(d)    Protective Advances and Optional Overadvances.

(i)    Any contrary provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document notwithstanding (but subject to Section 2.3(d)(iv)), at any time (A) after the occurrence and during the continuance of a Default or an Event of Default, or (B) that any of the other applicable conditions precedent set forth in Section 3 are not satisfied, Agent hereby is authorized by Borrowers and the Lenders, from time to time, in Agent’s sole discretion, to make Revolving Loans to, or for the benefit of, Borrowers, on behalf of the Revolving Lenders, that Agent, in its Permitted Discretion, deems necessary or desirable (1) to preserve or protect the Collateral, or any portion thereof, or (2) to enhance the likelihood of repayment of the Obligations (other than the Bank Product Obligations) (the Revolving Loans described in this Section 2.3(d)(i) shall be referred to as “Protective Advances”). Notwithstanding the foregoing, the aggregate amount of all Protective Advances outstanding at any one time shall not exceed the greater of 10% of the Maximum Revolver Amount and $37,500,000.

(ii)    Any contrary provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document notwithstanding, the Lenders hereby authorize Agent or Swing Lender, as applicable, and either Agent or Swing Lender, as applicable, may, but is not obligated to, knowingly and intentionally, continue to make Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans) to Borrowers notwithstanding that an Overadvance exists or would be created thereby, so long as (A) after giving effect to such Revolving Loans, the outstanding Revolver Usage does not exceed the Borrowing Base by the greater of 10% of the Maximum Revolver

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Amount and $37,500,000, and (B) subject to Section 2.3(d)(iv) below, after giving effect to such Revolving Loans, the outstanding Revolver Usage (except for and excluding amounts charged to the Loan Account for interest, fees, or Lender Group Expenses) does not exceed the Maximum Revolver Amount. In the event Agent obtains actual knowledge that the Revolver Usage exceeds the amounts permitted by this Section 2.3(d), regardless of the amount of, or reason for, such excess, Agent shall notify the Lenders as soon as practicable (and prior to making any (or any additional) intentional Overadvances (except for and excluding amounts charged to the Loan Account for interest, fees, or Lender Group Expenses) unless Agent determines that prior notice would result in imminent harm to the Collateral or its value, in which case Agent may make such Overadvances and provide notice as promptly as practicable thereafter), and the Lenders with Revolver Commitments thereupon shall, together with Agent, jointly determine the terms of arrangements that shall be implemented with Borrowers intended to reduce, within a reasonable time, the outstanding principal amount of the Revolving Loans to Borrowers to an amount permitted by the preceding sentence. In such circumstances, if any Lender with a Revolver Commitment objects to the proposed terms of reduction or repayment of any Overadvance, the terms of reduction or repayment thereof shall be implemented according to the determination of the Required Lenders.

(iii)    Each Protective Advance and each Overadvance (each, an “Extraordinary Advance”) shall be deemed to be a Revolving Loan hereunder, except that no Extraordinary Advance shall be eligible to be a LIBOR Rate Loan. Prior to Settlement of any Extraordinary Advance, all payments with respect thereto, including interest thereon, shall be payable to Agent solely for its own account. Each Revolving Lender shall be obligated to settle with Agent as provided in Section 2.3(e) (or Section 2.3(g), as applicable) for the amount of such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of any Extraordinary Advance. The Extraordinary Advances shall be repayable on demand, secured by Agent’s Liens, constitute Obligations hereunder, and bear interest at the rate applicable from time to time to Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans. The provisions of this Section 2.3(d) are for the exclusive benefit of Agent, Swing Lender, and the Lenders and are not intended to benefit Borrowers (or any other Loan Party) in any way.

(iv)    Notwithstanding anything contained in this Agreement or any other Loan Document to the contrary, (A) no Extraordinary Advance may be made by Agent if such Extraordinary Advance would cause the aggregate principal amount of Extraordinary Advances outstanding to exceed an amount equal to the greater of 10% of the Maximum Revolver Amount and $37,500,000, and (B) no Extraordinary Advance may be made by Agent if such Extraordinary Advance would cause the aggregate Revolver Usage to exceed the Maximum Revolver Amount or any Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the Revolver Usage to exceed such Lender’s Revolver Commitments; provided that Agent may make Extraordinary Advances in excess of the limitation set forth in the preceding clause (B) (but subject to the other limitations set forth in this Section 2.3(d)) so long as such Extraordinary Advances that cause the aggregate Revolver Usage to exceed the Maximum Revolver Amount or a Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the Revolver Usage to exceed such Lender’s Revolver Commitments are for Agent’s sole and separate account and not for the account of any Lender. No Lender shall have an obligation to settle with Agent for such Extraordinary Advances that cause the aggregate Revolver Usage to exceed the Maximum Revolver Amount or a Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the Revolver Usage to exceed such Lender’s Revolver Commitments as provided in Section 2.3(e) (or Section 2.3(g), as applicable).

(e)    Settlement. It is agreed that each Lender’s funded portion of the Revolving Loans is intended by the Lenders to equal, at all times, such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the outstanding Revolving Loans. Such agreement notwithstanding, Agent, Swing Lender, and the other Lenders agree (which agreement shall not be for the benefit of Borrowers) that in order to facilitate the administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, settlement among the Lenders as to the Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans and Extraordinary Advances) shall take place on a periodic basis in accordance with the following provisions:


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(i)    Agent shall request settlement (“Settlement”) with the Lenders on a weekly basis, or on a more frequent basis if so determined by Agent in its sole discretion (1) on behalf of Swing Lender, with respect to the outstanding Swing Loans, (2) for itself, with respect to the outstanding Extraordinary Advances, and (3) with respect to any Loan Party’s or any of their Subsidiaries’ payments or other amounts received, as to each by notifying the Lenders by telecopy, telephone, or other similar form of transmission, of such requested Settlement, no later than 2:00 p.m. on the Business Day immediately prior to the date of such requested Settlement (the date of such requested Settlement being the “Settlement Date”). Such notice of a Settlement Date shall include a summary statement of the amount of outstanding Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans and Extraordinary Advances) for the period since the prior Settlement Date. Subject to the terms and conditions contained herein (including Section 2.3(g)): (y) if the amount of the Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans and Extraordinary Advances) made by a Lender that is not a Defaulting Lender exceeds such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans and Extraordinary Advances) as of a Settlement Date, then Agent shall, by no later than 2:00 p.m. on the Settlement Date, transfer in immediately available funds to a Deposit Account of such Lender (as such Lender may designate), an amount such that each such Lender shall, upon receipt of such amount, have as of the Settlement Date, its Pro Rata Share of the Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans and Extraordinary Advances), and (z) if the amount of the Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans and Extraordinary Advances) made by a Lender is less than such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans and Extraordinary Advances) as of a Settlement Date, such Lender shall no later than 2:00 p.m. on the Settlement Date transfer in immediately available funds to Agent’s Account, an amount such that each such Lender shall, upon transfer of such amount, have as of the Settlement Date, its Pro Rata Share of the Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans and Extraordinary Advances). Such amounts made available to Agent under clause (z) of the immediately preceding sentence shall be applied against the amounts of the applicable Swing Loans or Extraordinary Advances and, together with the portion of such Swing Loans or Extraordinary Advances representing Swing Lender’s Pro Rata Share thereof, shall constitute Revolving Loans of such Lenders. If any such amount is not made available to Agent by any Lender on the Settlement Date applicable thereto to the extent required by the terms hereof, Agent shall be entitled to recover for its account such amount on demand from such Lender together with interest thereon at the Defaulting Lender Rate.

(ii)    In determining whether a Lender’s balance of the Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans and Extraordinary Advances) is less than, equal to, or greater than such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the Revolving Loans (including Swing Loans and Extraordinary Advances) as of a Settlement Date, Agent shall, as part of the relevant Settlement, apply to such balance the portion of payments actually received in good funds by Agent with respect to principal, interest, fees payable by Borrowers and allocable to the Lenders hereunder, and proceeds of Collateral.

(iii)    Between Settlement Dates, Agent, to the extent Extraordinary Advances or Swing Loans are outstanding, may pay over to Agent or Swing Lender, as applicable, any payments or other amounts received by Agent, that in accordance with the terms of this Agreement would be applied to the reduction of the Revolving Loans, for application to the Extraordinary Advances or Swing Loans. Between Settlement Dates, Agent, to the extent no Extraordinary Advances or Swing Loans are outstanding, may pay over to Swing Lender any payments or other amounts received by Agent, that in accordance with the terms of this Agreement would be applied to the reduction of the Revolving Loans, for application to Swing Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the Revolving Loans. If, as of any Settlement Date, payments or other amounts of the Loan Parties or their Subsidiaries received since the then immediately preceding Settlement Date have been applied to Swing Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the Revolving Loans other than to Swing Loans, as provided for in the previous sentence, Swing Lender shall pay to Agent for the accounts of the Lenders, and Agent shall pay to the Lenders (other than a Defaulting Lender if Agent has implemented the provisions of Section 2.3(g)), to be applied to the outstanding Revolving Loans of such Lenders, an amount such that each such Lender shall, upon receipt of such amount, have, as of such Settlement Date, its Pro

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Rata Share of the Revolving Loans. During the period between Settlement Dates, Swing Lender with respect to Swing Loans, Agent with respect to Extraordinary Advances, and each Lender with respect to the Revolving Loans other than Swing Loans and Extraordinary Advances, shall be entitled to interest at the applicable rate or rates payable under this Agreement on the daily amount of funds employed by Swing Lender, Agent, or the Lenders, as applicable.

(iv)    Anything in this Section 2.3(e) to the contrary notwithstanding, in the event that a Lender is a Defaulting Lender, Agent shall be entitled to refrain from remitting settlement amounts to the Defaulting Lender and, instead, shall be entitled to elect to implement the provisions set forth in Section 2.3(g).

(f)    Notation. Consistent with Section 13.1(h), Agent, as a non-fiduciary agent for Borrowers, shall maintain a register showing the principal amount and stated interest of the Revolving Loans owing to each Lender, including the Swing Loans owing to Swing Lender, and Extraordinary Advances owing to Agent, and the interests therein of each Lender, from time to time and such register shall, absent manifest error, conclusively be presumed to be correct and accurate.

(g)    Defaulting Lenders.

(i)    Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 2.4(b)(iii), Agent shall not be obligated to transfer to a Defaulting Lender any payments made by Borrowers to Agent for the Defaulting Lender’s benefit or any proceeds of Collateral that would otherwise be remitted hereunder to the Defaulting Lender, and, in the absence of such transfer to the Defaulting Lender, Agent shall transfer any such payments (A) first, to Agent to the extent of any Extraordinary Advances that were made by Agent and that were required to be, but were not, paid by Defaulting Lender, (B) second, to Swing Lender to the extent of any Swing Loans that were made by Swing Lender and that were required to be, but were not, paid by the Defaulting Lender, (C) third, to Issuing Bank, to the extent of the portion of a Letter of Credit Disbursement that was required to be, but was not, paid by the Defaulting Lender, (D) fourth, to each Non-Defaulting Lender ratably in accordance with their Commitments (but, in each case, only to the extent that such Defaulting Lender’s portion of a Revolving Loan (or other funding obligation) was funded by such other Non-Defaulting Lender), (E) fifth, in Agent’s sole discretion, to a suspense account maintained by Agent, the proceeds of which shall be retained by Agent and may be made available to be re-advanced to or for the benefit of Borrowers (upon the request of Borrowers and subject to the conditions set forth in Section 3.2) as if such Defaulting Lender had made its portion of Revolving Loans (or other funding obligations) hereunder, and (F) sixth, from and after the date on which all other Obligations have been paid in full, to such Defaulting Lender in accordance with tier (M) of Section 2.4(b)(iii). Subject to the foregoing, Agent may hold and, in its discretion, re-lend to Borrowers for the account of such Defaulting Lender the amount of all such payments received and retained by Agent for the account of such Defaulting Lender. Solely for the purposes of voting or consenting to matters with respect to the Loan Documents (including the calculation of Pro Rata Share in connection therewith) and for the purpose of calculating the fee payable under Section 2.10(b), such Defaulting Lender shall be deemed not to be a “Lender” and such Lender’s Commitment shall be deemed to be zero; provided, that the foregoing shall not apply to any of the matters governed by Section 14.1(a)(i) through (iii). The provisions of this Section 2.3(g) shall remain effective with respect to such Defaulting Lender until the earlier of (y) the date on which all of the Non-Defaulting Lenders, Agent, Issuing Bank, and Borrowers shall have waived, in writing, the application of this Section 2.3(g) to such Defaulting Lender, or (z) the date on which such Defaulting Lender makes payment of all amounts that it was obligated to fund hereunder, pays to Agent all amounts owing by Defaulting Lender in respect of the amounts that it was obligated to fund hereunder, and, if requested by Agent, provides adequate assurance of its ability to perform its future obligations hereunder (on which earlier date, so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, any remaining cash collateral held by Agent pursuant to Section 2.3(g)(ii) shall be released to Borrowers). The operation of this Section 2.3(g) shall not

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be construed to increase or otherwise affect the Commitment of any Lender, to relieve or excuse the performance by such Defaulting Lender or any other Lender of its duties and obligations hereunder, or to relieve or excuse the performance by any Borrower of its duties and obligations hereunder to Agent, Issuing Bank, or to the Lenders other than such Defaulting Lender. Any failure by a Defaulting Lender to fund amounts that it was obligated to fund hereunder shall constitute a material breach by such Defaulting Lender of this Agreement and shall entitle Borrowers, at their option, upon written notice to Agent, to arrange for a substitute Lender to assume the Commitment of such Defaulting Lender, such substitute Lender to be reasonably acceptable to Agent. In connection with the arrangement of such a substitute Lender, the Defaulting Lender shall have no right to refuse to be replaced hereunder, and agrees to execute and deliver a completed form of Assignment and Acceptance in favor of the substitute Lender (and agrees that it shall be deemed to have executed and delivered such document if it fails to do so) subject only to being paid its share of the outstanding Obligations (other than Bank Product Obligations, but including (1) all interest, fees, and other amounts that may be due and payable in respect thereof, and (2) an assumption of its Pro Rata Share of its participation in the Letters of Credit); provided, that any such assumption of the Commitment of such Defaulting Lender shall not be deemed to constitute a waiver of any of the Lender Groups’ or Borrowers’ rights or remedies against any such Defaulting Lender arising out of or in relation to such failure to fund. In the event of a direct conflict between the priority provisions of this Section 2.3(g) and any other provision contained in this Agreement or any other Loan Document, it is the intention of the parties hereto that such provisions be read together and construed, to the fullest extent possible, to be in concert with each other. In the event of any actual, irreconcilable conflict that cannot be resolved as aforesaid, the terms and provisions of this Section 2.3(g) shall control and govern.

(ii)    If any Swing Loan or Letter of Credit is outstanding at the time that a Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender then:

(A)
such Defaulting Lender’s Swing Loan Exposure and Letter of Credit Exposure shall be reallocated among the Non-Defaulting Lenders in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Shares but only to the extent (x) the sum of all Non-Defaulting Lenders’ Pro Rata Share of Revolver Usage plus such Defaulting Lender’s Swing Loan Exposure and Letter of Credit
Exposure does not exceed the total of all Non-Defaulting Lenders’ Revolver Commitments and (y) the conditions set forth in Section 3.2 are satisfied at such time;

(B)
if the reallocation described in clause (A) above cannot, or can only partially, be effected, Borrowers shall within one Business Day following notice by the Agent (x) first, prepay such Defaulting Lender’s Swing Loan Exposure (after giving effect to any partial reallocation pursuant to clause (A) above), and (y) second, cash collateralize such Defaulting Lender’s Letter of Credit Exposure (after giving effect to any partial reallocation pursuant to clause (A) above), pursuant to a cash collateral agreement to be entered into in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agent, for so long as such Letter of Credit Exposure is outstanding; provided, that Borrowers shall not be obligated to cash collateralize any Defaulting Lender’s Letter of Credit Exposure if such Defaulting Lender is also Issuing Bank;

(C)
if Borrowers cash collateralize any portion of such Defaulting Lender’s Letter of Credit Exposure pursuant to this Section 2.3(g)(ii), Borrowers shall not be required to pay any Letter of Credit Fees to Agent for the account of such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.6(b) with respect to such cash collateralized portion of such Defaulting Lender’s Letter of Credit Exposure during the period such Letter of Credit Exposure is cash collateralized;

(D)
to the extent the Letter of Credit Exposure of the Non-Defaulting Lenders is reallocated pursuant to this Section 2.3(g)(ii), then the Letter of Credit Fees payable to the Non-Defaulting Lenders

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pursuant to Section 2.6(b) shall be adjusted in accordance with such Non-Defaulting Lenders’ Letter of Credit Exposure;

(E)
to the extent any Defaulting Lender’s Letter of Credit Exposure is neither cash collateralized nor reallocated pursuant to this Section 2.3(g)(ii), then, without prejudice to any rights or remedies of Issuing Bank or any Lender hereunder, all Letter of Credit Fees that would have otherwise been payable to such Defaulting Lender under Section 2.6(b) with respect to such portion of such Letter of Credit Exposure shall instead be payable to Issuing Bank until such portion of such Defaulting Lender’s Letter of Credit Exposure is cash collateralized or reallocated;

(F)
so long as any Lender is a Defaulting Lender, the Swing Lender shall not be required to make any Swing Loan and Issuing Bank shall not be required to issue, amend, or increase any Letter of Credit, in each case, to the extent (x) the Defaulting Lender’s Pro Rata Share of such Swing Loans or Letter of Credit cannot be reallocated pursuant to this Section 2.3(g)(ii), or (y) the Swing Lender or Issuing Bank, as applicable, has not otherwise entered into arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Swing Lender or Issuing Bank, as applicable, and Borrowers to eliminate the Swing Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s risk with respect to the Defaulting Lender’s participation in Swing Loans or Letters of Credit; and

(G)
Agent may release any cash collateral provided by Borrowers pursuant to this Section 2.3(g)(ii) to Issuing Bank and Issuing Bank may apply any such cash collateral to the payment of such Defaulting Lender’s Pro Rata Share of any Letter of Credit Disbursement that is not reimbursed by Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.11(d). Subject to Section 17.14, no reallocation hereunder shall constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder against a Defaulting Lender arising from that Lender having become a Defaulting Lender, including any claim of a Non-Defaulting Lender as a result of such Non-Defaulting Lender’s increased exposure following such reallocation.

(h)    Independent Obligations. All Revolving Loans (other than Swing Loans and Extraordinary Advances) shall be made by the Lenders contemporaneously and in accordance with their Pro Rata Shares. It is understood that (i) no Lender shall be responsible for any failure by any other
Lender to perform its obligation to make any Revolving Loan (or other extension of credit) hereunder, nor shall any Commitment of any Lender be increased or decreased as a result of any failure by any other Lender to perform its obligations hereunder, and (ii) no failure by any Lender to perform its obligations hereunder shall excuse any other Lender from its obligations hereunder.

2.4    Payments; Reductions of Commitments; Prepayments.

(a)    Payments by Borrowers.

(i)    Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all payments by Borrowers shall be made to Agent’s Account for the account of the Lender Group and shall be made in immediately available funds, without set off or counterclaim, no later than 2:00 p.m. on the date specified herein; provided that, for the avoidance of doubt, any payments deposited into a Controlled Account shall be deemed not to be received by Agent on any Business Day unless immediately available funds have been credited to Agent’s Account prior to 2:00 p.m. on such Business Day. Any payment received by Agent in immediately available funds in Agent’s Account later than 2:00 p.m. shall be deemed to have been received (unless Agent, in its sole discretion, elects to credit it on the date received) on the following Business Day and any applicable interest or fee shall continue to accrue until such following Business Day.

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Agent may assume that Borrowers have made (or will make) such payment in full to Agent on such date in immediately available funds and Agent may (but shall not be so required), in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to each Lender on such due date an amount equal to the amount then due such Lender. If and to the extent Borrowers do not make such payment in full to Agent on the date when due, each Lender severally shall repay to Agent on demand such amount distributed to such Lender, together with interest thereon at the Defaulting Lender Rate for each day from the date such amount is distributed to such Lender until the date repaid.

(b)    Apportionment and Application.

(i)    So long as no Application Event has occurred and is continuing and except as otherwise provided herein with respect to Defaulting Lenders, all principal and interest payments received by Agent shall be apportioned ratably among the Lenders (according to the unpaid principal balance of the Obligations to which such payments relate held by each Lender) and all payments of fees and expenses received by Agent (other than fees or expenses that are for Agent’s separate account or for the separate account of Issuing Bank) shall be apportioned ratably among the Lenders having a Pro Rata Share of the type of Commitment or Obligation to which a particular fee or expense relates.

(ii)    Subject to Section 2.4(b)(v) and Section 2.4(e), all payments to be made hereunder by Borrowers shall be remitted to Agent and all such payments, and all proceeds of Collateral received by Agent, shall be applied, so long as no Application Event has occurred and is continuing and except as otherwise provided herein with respect to Defaulting Lenders, to reduce the balance of the Revolving Loans outstanding and, thereafter, to Borrowers (to be wired to the Designated Account) or such other Person entitled thereto under applicable law.

(iii)    At any time that an Application Event has occurred and is continuing and except as otherwise provided herein with respect to Defaulting Lenders, all payments remitted to Agent and all proceeds of Collateral received by Agent shall be applied as follows:
(A)
first, to pay any Lender Group Expenses (including cost or expense reimbursements) or indemnities then due to Agent under the Loan Documents and to pay interest and principal on Extraordinary Advances that are held solely by Agent pursuant to the terms of Section 2.3(d)(iv), until paid in full,

(B)
second, to pay any fees or premiums then due to Agent under the Loan Documents, until paid in full,

(C)
third, to pay interest due in respect of all Protective Advances, until paid in full,

(D)
fourth, to pay the principal of all Protective Advances, until paid in full,

(E)
fifth, ratably, to pay any Lender Group Expenses (including cost or expense reimbursements) or indemnities then due to any of the Lenders under the Loan Documents, until paid in full,

(F)
sixth, ratably, to pay any fees or premiums then due to any of the Lenders under the Loan Documents, until paid in full,

(G)
seventh, to pay interest accrued in respect of the Swing Loans, until paid in full,

(H)
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(I)
ninth, ratably, to pay interest accrued in respect of the Revolving Loans (other than Protective Advances and Swing Loans), until paid in full,

(J)
tenth, ratably

(1)
ratably, to pay the principal of all Revolving Loans (other than Protective Advances and Swing Loans), until paid in full,

(2)
to Agent, to be held by Agent, for the benefit of Issuing Bank (and for the ratable benefit of each of the Lenders that have an obligation to pay to Agent, for the account of Issuing Bank, a share of each Letter of Credit Disbursement), as cash collateral in an amount up to 105% of the Letter of Credit Usage (to the extent permitted by applicable law, such cash collateral shall be applied to the reimbursement of any Letter of Credit Disbursement as and when such disbursement occurs and, if a Letter of Credit expires undrawn, the cash collateral held by Agent in respect of such Letter of Credit shall, to the extent permitted by applicable law, be reapplied pursuant to this Section 2.4(b)(iii), beginning with tier (A) hereof),

(3)
ratably, up to the amount (after taking into account any amounts previously paid pursuant to this clause (3) during the continuation of the applicable Application Event) of the most recently established Bank Product Reserve, which amount was established prior to the occurrence of, and not in contemplation of, the subject Application Event, to (I) the Bank Product Providers based upon amounts then certified by each applicable Bank Product Provider to Agent (in form and substance satisfactory to Agent) to be due and payable to such Bank Product Provider on account of Bank Product Obligations (but not in excess of the Bank Product Reserve established for the Bank Product Obligations of such Bank Product Provider), and (II) with any balance to be paid to Agent, to be held by Agent, for the ratable benefit of the Bank Product Providers, as cash collateral (which cash collateral may be released by Agent to the applicable Bank Product Provider and applied by such Bank Product Provider to the payment or reimbursement of any amounts due and payable
with respect to Bank Product Obligations owed to the applicable Bank Product Provider as and when such amounts first become due and payable and, if and at such time as all such Bank Product Obligations are paid or otherwise satisfied in full, the cash collateral held by Agent in respect of such Bank Product Obligations shall be reapplied pursuant to this Section 2.4(b)(iii), beginning with tier (A) hereof,

(K)
eleventh, ratably, to the Bank Product Providers (other than Defaulting Lenders) on account of all amounts then due and payable in respect of Bank Product Obligations, with any balance to be paid to Agent, to be held by Agent, for the ratable benefit of the Bank Product Providers, as cash collateral (which cash collateral may be released by Agent to the applicable Bank Product Provider and applied by such Bank Product Provider to the payment or reimbursement of any amounts due and payable with respect to Bank Product Obligations owed to the applicable Bank Product Provider as and when such amounts first become due and payable and, if and at such time as all such Bank Product Obligations are paid or otherwise satisfied in full, the cash collateral held by Agent in respect of such Bank Product Obligations shall be reapplied pursuant to this Section 2.4(b)(iii), beginning with tier (A) hereof)

(L)
twelfth, to pay any other Obligations other than Obligations owed to Defaulting Lenders,

(M)
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(N)
fourteenth, to Borrowers (to be wired to the Designated Account) or such other Person entitled thereto under applicable law.

(iv)    Agent promptly shall distribute to each Lender, pursuant to the applicable wire instructions received from each Lender in writing, such funds as it may be entitled to receive, subject to a Settlement delay as provided in Section 2.3(e).

(v)    In each instance, so long as no Application Event has occurred and is continuing, Section 2.4(b)(ii) shall not apply to any payment made by Borrowers to Agent and specified by Borrowers to be for the payment of specific Obligations then due and payable (or prepayable) under any provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

(vi)    For purposes of Section 2.4(b)(iii), “paid in full” of a type of Obligation means payment in cash or immediately available funds of all amounts owing on account of such type of Obligation, including interest accrued after the commencement of any Insolvency Proceeding, default interest, interest on interest, and expense reimbursements, irrespective of whether any of the foregoing would be or is allowed or disallowed in whole or in part in any Insolvency Proceeding.

(vii)    In the event of a direct conflict between the priority provisions of this Section 2.4 and any other provision contained in this Agreement or any other Loan Document, it is the intention of the parties hereto that such provisions be read together and construed, to the fullest extent possible, to be in concert with each other. In the event of any actual, irreconcilable conflict that cannot be resolved as aforesaid, if the conflict relates to the provisions of Section 2.3(g) and this Section 2.4, then the provisions of Section 2.3(g) shall control and govern, and if otherwise, then the terms and provisions of this Section 2.4 shall control and govern.

(c)    Reduction of Commitments.

(i)    Revolver Commitments. The Revolver Commitments shall terminate on the Maturity Date or earlier termination thereof pursuant to the terms of this Agreement. Borrowers may reduce the Revolver Commitments, without premium or penalty, to an amount not less than the sum
of (A) the Revolver Usage as of such date, plus (B) the principal amount of all Revolving Loans not yet made as to which a request has been given by Borrowers under Section 2.3(a), plus (C) the amount of all Letters of Credit not yet issued as to which a request has been given by Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.11(a). Each such reduction shall be in an amount which is not less than $25,000,000 (unless the Revolver Commitments are being reduced to zero and the amount of the Revolver Commitments in effect immediately prior to such reduction are less than $25,000,000), shall be made by providing not less than ten Business Days prior written notice to Agent, and shall be irrevocable. The Revolver Commitments, once reduced, may not be increased. Each such reduction of the Revolver Commitments shall reduce the Revolver Commitments of each Lender proportionately in accordance with its ratable share thereof. In connection with any reduction in the Revolver Commitments prior to the Maturity Date, if any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries owns any Margin Stock, Borrowers shall deliver to Agent an updated Form U-1 (with sufficient additional originals thereof for each Lender), duly executed and delivered by the Borrowers, together with such other documentation as Agent shall reasonably request, in order to enable Agent and the Lenders to comply with any of the requirements under Regulations T, U or X of the Board of Governors.

(d)    Optional Prepayments.

(i)    Revolving Loans. Borrowers may prepay the principal of any Revolving Loan at any time in whole or in part, without premium or penalty.

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(i)    Borrowing Base. If, at any time, (A) the Revolver Usage on such date exceeds (B) the lesser of (x) the Borrowing Base reflected in the Borrowing Base Certificate most recently delivered by Borrowers to Agent, or (y) the Maximum Revolver Amount, in all cases as adjusted for Reserves established by Agent in accordance with Section 2.1(c), then Borrowers shall immediately prepay the Obligations in accordance with Section 2.4(f)(i) in an aggregate amount equal to the amount of such excess.

(ii)    Prepayment Event. During a Cash Dominion Period, in the event and on each occasion that any Net Proceeds are received by or on behalf of any Loan Party in respect of any Prepayment Event, Borrowers shall, immediately after such Net Proceeds are received by any Loan Party, prepay the Obligations in accordance with Section 2.4(f)(i) in an aggregate amount equal to 100% of such Net Proceeds to the extent that such Obligations are then outstanding.

(f)    Application of Payments.

(i)    Each prepayment pursuant to Section 2.4(e)(i) shall, (1) so long as no Application Event shall have occurred and be continuing, be applied, first, to the outstanding principal amount of the Revolving Loans until paid in full, and second, to cash collateralize the Letters of Credit in an amount equal to 105% of the then outstanding Letter of Credit Usage, and (2) if an Application Event shall have occurred and be continuing, be applied in the manner set forth in Section 2.4(b)(iii).

2.5    Promise to Pay; Promissory Notes.

(a)    Borrowers agree to pay the Lender Group Expenses on the earlier of (i) the first day of the month following the date on which the applicable Lender Group Expenses were first incurred, or (ii) the date on which demand therefor is made by Agent (it being acknowledged and agreed that any charging of such costs, expenses or Lender Group Expenses to the Loan Account pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.6(d) shall be deemed to constitute a demand for payment thereof for the purposes of this subclause (ii)). Borrowers promise to pay all of the Obligations (including principal, interest, premiums, if any, fees, costs, and expenses (including Lender Group Expenses)) in full on the Maturity Date or, if earlier, on the date on which the Obligations (other than the Bank Product Obligations) become due and payable pursuant to the terms of this Agreement. Borrowers agree that their obligations contained in the first sentence of this Section 2.5(a) shall survive payment or satisfaction in full of all other Obligations.

(b)    Any Lender may request that any portion of its Commitments or the Loans made by it be evidenced by one or more promissory notes. In such event, Borrowers shall execute and deliver to such Lender the requested promissory notes payable to such Lender (or its registered assigns) in a form furnished by Agent and reasonably satisfactory to Borrowers. Thereafter, the portion of the Commitments and Loans evidenced by such promissory notes and interest thereon shall at all times be represented by one or more promissory notes in such form payable to the payee named therein (or its registered assigns).

2.6    Interest Rates and Letter of Credit Fee: Rates, Payments, and Calculations.

(a)    Interest Rates. Except as provided in Section 2.6(c) and Section 2.12(d), all Obligations (except for undrawn Letters of Credit) that have been charged to the Loan Account pursuant to the terms hereof shall bear interest as follows:

(i)    if the relevant Obligation is a LIBOR Rate Loan, at a per annum rate equal to the LIBOR Rate plus the LIBOR Rate Margin, and

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(b)    Letter of Credit Fee. Borrowers shall pay Agent (for the ratable benefit of the Revolving Lenders), a Letter of Credit fee (the “Letter of Credit Fee”) (which fee shall be in addition to the fronting fees and commissions, other fees, charges and expenses set forth in Section 2.11(k)) that shall accrue at a per annum rate equal to the LIBOR Rate Margin multiplied by the average amount of the Letter of Credit Usage during the immediately preceding month.

(c)    Default Rate. (i) Automatically upon the occurrence and during the continuation of an Event of Default under clause (h) or clause (i) of Section 8 and (ii) upon the occurrence and during the continuation of any other Event of Default (other than an Event of Default under clause (h) or clause (i) of Section 8), at the direction of Agent or the Required Lenders, and upon written notice by Agent to Borrowers of such direction (provided, that such notice shall not be required for any Event of Default under clause (a) or clause (b) of Section 8), (A) all Loans and all Obligations (except for undrawn Letters of Credit) that have been charged to the Loan Account pursuant to the terms hereof shall bear interest at a per annum rate equal to two percentage points above the per annum rate otherwise applicable thereunder, and (B) the Letter of Credit Fee shall be increased to two percentage points above the per annum rate otherwise applicable hereunder.

(d)    Payment. Except to the extent provided to the contrary in Section 2.10, Section 2.11(k), or Section 2.12(a), (i) all interest and all other fees payable hereunder or under any of the other Loan Documents (other than Letter of Credit Fees) shall be due and payable, in arrears, on the first day of each month, (ii) all Letter of Credit Fees payable hereunder, and all fronting fees and all commissions, other fees, charges and expenses provided for in Section 2.11(k) shall be due and payable, in arrears, on the first Business Day of each month, and (iii) all costs and expenses payable hereunder or under any of the other Loan Documents, and all other Lender Group Expenses shall be due and payable on the earlier of (x) with respect to Lender Group Expenses outstanding as of the Closing Date, the Closing Date, and (y) otherwise, the earlier of (A) the first day of the month following the date on which the applicable costs, expenses, or Lender Group Expenses were first incurred, or (B) the date on which
demand therefor is made by Agent (it being acknowledged and agreed that any charging of such costs, expenses or Lender Group Expenses to the Loan Account pursuant to the provisions of the following sentence shall be deemed to constitute a demand for payment thereof for the purposes of this subclause (B)). Borrowers hereby authorize Agent, from time to time without prior notice to Borrowers, to charge to the Loan Account (A) on the first day of each month, all interest accrued during the prior month on the Revolving Loans hereunder, (B) on the first Business Day of each month, all Letter of Credit Fees accrued or chargeable hereunder during the prior month, (C) as and when incurred or accrued, all fees and costs provided for in Section 2.10(a) or (c), (D) on the first day of each month, the Unused Line Fee accrued during the prior month pursuant to Section 2.10(b), (E) as and when due and payable, all other fees payable hereunder or under any of the other Loan Documents, (F) on the Closing Date and thereafter as and when incurred or accrued, all other Lender Group Expenses, and (G) as and when due and payable all other payment obligations payable under any Loan Document or any Bank Product Agreement (including any amounts due and payable to the Bank Product Providers in respect of Bank Products). All amounts (including interest, fees, costs, expenses, Lender Group Expenses, or other amounts payable hereunder or under any other Loan Document or under any Bank Product Agreement) charged to the Loan Account shall thereupon constitute Revolving Loans hereunder, shall constitute Obligations hereunder, and shall initially accrue interest at the rate then applicable to Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans (unless and until converted into LIBOR Rate Loans in accordance with the terms of this Agreement).

(e)    Computation. All interest and fees chargeable under the Loan Documents shall be computed on the basis of a 360-day year, in each case, for the actual number of days elapsed in the period during which the interest or fees accrue. In the event the Base Rate is changed from time to time hereafter, the rates of interest hereunder based upon the Base Rate automatically and immediately shall be increased or decreased by an amount equal to such change in the Base Rate.


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(f)    Intent to Limit Charges to Maximum Lawful Rate. In no event shall the interest rate or rates payable under this Agreement, plus any other amounts paid in connection herewith, exceed the highest rate permissible under any law that a court of competent jurisdiction shall, in a final determination, deem applicable. Borrowers and the Lender Group, in executing and delivering this Agreement, intend legally to agree upon the rate or rates of interest and manner of payment stated within it; provided, that anything contained herein to the contrary notwithstanding, if such rate or rates of interest or manner of payment exceeds the maximum allowable under applicable law, then, ipso facto, as of the date of this Agreement, Borrowers are and shall be liable only for the payment of such maximum amount as is allowed by law, and payment received from Borrowers in excess of such legal maximum, whenever received, shall be applied to reduce the principal balance of the Obligations to the extent of such excess.

2.7    Crediting Payments. The receipt of any payment item by Agent shall not be required to be considered a payment on account unless such payment item is a wire transfer of immediately available funds made to Agent’s Account or unless and until such payment item is honored when presented for payment. Should any payment item not be honored when presented for payment, then Borrowers shall be deemed not to have made such payment. Anything to the contrary contained herein notwithstanding, any payment item shall be deemed received by Agent only if it is received into Agent’s Account on a Business Day on or before 2:00 p.m. If any payment item is received into Agent’s Account on a non-Business Day or after 2:00 p.m. on a Business Day (unless Agent, in its sole discretion, elects to credit it on the date received), it shall be deemed to have been received by Agent as of the opening of business on the immediately following Business Day.

2.8    Designated Account. Agent is authorized to make the Revolving Loans, and Issuing Bank is authorized to issue the Letters of Credit, under this Agreement based upon telephonic or other instructions received from anyone purporting to be an Authorized Person or, without instructions, if pursuant to Section 2.6(d). Borrowers agree to establish and maintain the Designated Account with the Designated Account Bank for the purpose of receiving the proceeds of the Revolving Loans requested by Borrowers and made by Agent or the Lenders hereunder. Unless otherwise agreed by Agent and Borrowers, any Revolving Loan or Swing Loan requested by Borrowers and made by Agent or the Lenders hereunder shall be made to the Designated Account.

2.9    Maintenance of Loan Account; Statements of Obligations. Agent shall maintain an account on its books in the name of Borrowers (the “Loan Account”) on which Borrowers will be charged with all Revolving Loans (including Extraordinary Advances and Swing Loans) made by Agent, Swing Lender, or the Lenders to Borrowers or for Borrowers’ account, the Letters of Credit issued or arranged by Issuing Bank for Borrowers’ account, and with all other payment Obligations hereunder or under the other Loan Documents, including, accrued interest, fees and expenses, and Lender Group Expenses. In accordance with Section 2.7, the Loan Account will be credited with all payments received by Agent from Borrowers or for Borrowers’ account. Agent shall make available to Borrowers monthly statements regarding the Loan Account, including the principal amount of the Revolving Loans, interest accrued hereunder, fees accrued or charged hereunder or under the other Loan Documents, and a summary itemization of all charges and expenses constituting Lender Group Expenses accrued hereunder or under the other Loan Documents, and each such statement, absent manifest error, shall be conclusively presumed to be correct and accurate and constitute an account stated between Borrowers and the Lender Group unless, within 30 days after Agent first makes such a statement available to Borrowers, Borrowers shall deliver to Agent written objection thereto describing the error or errors contained in such statement.

2.10    Fees.

(a)    Certain Fees. Borrowers shall pay to Agent, for the account of Agent, as and when due and payable under the terms of the Fee Letter, the fees set forth in the Fee Letter.


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(b)    Unused Line Fee. Borrowers shall pay to Agent, for the ratable account of the Revolving Lenders, an unused line fee (the “Unused Line Fee”) in an amount equal to 0.25% per annum multiplied by the result of (i) the aggregate amount of the Revolver Commitments, less (ii) the Average Revolver Usage during the immediately preceding month (or portion thereof), which Unused Line Fee shall be due and payable, in arrears, on the first day of each month from and after the Closing Date up to the first day of the month prior to the date on which the Obligations are paid in full and on the date on which the Obligations are paid in full.

(c)    Field Examination and Other Fees. Subject to any limitations set forth in Sections 5.11 and 5.12, Borrowers shall pay to Agent, field examination, appraisal, and valuation fees and charges, as and when incurred or chargeable, as follows (i) a fee of $1,000 per day, per examiner, plus out-of-pocket expenses (including travel, meals, and lodging) for each field examination of any Loan Party or its Subsidiaries performed by or on behalf of Agent, and (ii) the fees, charges or expenses paid or incurred by Agent if it elects to employ the services of one or more third Persons to appraise the Collateral, or any portion thereof.

2.11    Letters of Credit.

(a)    Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, upon the request of Borrowers made in accordance herewith, and prior to the Maturity Date, Issuing Bank agrees to issue a requested standby Letter of Credit or a sight commercial Letter of Credit for the account of Borrowers. By submitting a request to Issuing Bank for the issuance of a Letter of Credit, Borrowers shall be deemed to have requested that Issuing Bank issue the requested Letter of Credit. Each request for the issuance of a Letter of Credit, or the amendment, renewal, or extension of any outstanding Letter of Credit, shall be (i) irrevocable and made in writing by an Authorized Person, (ii) delivered to Agent and Issuing Bank via telefacsimile or other electronic method of transmission reasonably acceptable to Agent and Issuing Bank and reasonably in advance of the requested date of issuance, amendment, renewal, or extension, and (iii) subject to Issuing Bank’s authentication procedures with results satisfactory to Issuing Bank. Each such request shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent and Issuing Bank and (i) shall specify (A) the amount of such Letter of Credit, (B) the date of issuance, amendment, renewal, or extension of such Letter of Credit, (C) the proposed expiration date of such Letter of Credit, (D) the name and address of the beneficiary of the Letter of Credit, and (E) such other information (including, the conditions to drawing, and, in the case of an amendment, renewal, or extension, identification of the Letter of Credit to be so amended, renewed, or extended) as shall be necessary to prepare, amend, renew, or extend such Letter of Credit, and (ii) shall be accompanied by such Issuer Documents as Agent or Issuing Bank may request or require, to the extent that such requests or requirements are consistent with the Issuer Documents that Issuing Bank generally requests for Letters of Credit in similar circumstances. Issuing Bank’s records of the content of any such request will be conclusive. Anything contained herein to the contrary notwithstanding, Issuing Bank may, but shall not be obligated to, issue a Letter of Credit that supports the obligations of a Loan Party or one of its Subsidiaries in respect of x) a lease of real property, or (y) an employment contract.

(b)    Issuing Bank shall have no obligation to issue a Letter of Credit if any of the following would result after giving effect to the requested issuance:

(i)    the Letter of Credit Usage would exceed the Letter of Credit Sublimit, or

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(iii)    the Letter of Credit Usage would exceed the Borrowing Base at such time less the outstanding principal balance of the Revolving Loans (inclusive of Swing Loans) at such time.

(c)    In the event there is a Defaulting Lender as of the date of any request for the issuance of a Letter of Credit, Issuing Bank shall not be required to issue or arrange for such Letter of Credit to the extent (i) the Defaulting Lender’s Letter of Credit Exposure with respect to such Letter of Credit may not be reallocated pursuant to Section 2.3(g)(ii), or (ii) Issuing Bank has not otherwise entered into arrangements reasonably satisfactory to it and Borrowers to eliminate Issuing Bank’s risk with respect to the participation in such Letter of Credit of the Defaulting Lender, which arrangements may include Borrowers cash collateralizing such Defaulting Lender’s Letter of Credit Exposure in accordance with Section 2.3(g)(ii). Additionally, Issuing Bank shall have no obligation to issue or extend a Letter of Credit if (A) any order, judgment, or decree of any Governmental Authority or arbitrator shall, by its terms, purport to enjoin or restrain Issuing Bank from issuing such Letter of Credit, or any law applicable to Issuing Bank or any request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over Issuing Bank shall prohibit or request that Issuing Bank refrain from the issuance of letters of credit generally or such Letter of Credit in particular, (B) the issuance of such Letter of Credit would violate one or more policies of Issuing Bank applicable to letters of credit generally, or (C) if amounts demanded to be paid under any Letter of Credit will not or may not be in United States Dollars.

(d)    Any Issuing Bank (other than Wells Fargo or any of its Affiliates) shall notify Agent in writing no later than the Business Day prior to the Business Day on which such Issuing Bank issues any Letter of Credit. In addition, each Issuing Bank (other than Wells Fargo or any of its Affiliates) shall, on the first Business Day of each week, submit to Agent a report detailing the daily undrawn amount of each Letter of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank during the prior calendar week. Borrowers
and the Lender Group hereby acknowledge and agree that all Existing Letters of Credit shall constitute Letters of Credit under this Agreement on and after the Closing Date with the same effect as if such Existing Letters of Credit were issued by Issuing Bank at the request of Borrowers on the Closing Date. Each Letter of Credit shall be in form and substance reasonably acceptable to Issuing Bank, including the requirement that the amounts payable thereunder must be payable in Dollars. If Issuing Bank makes a payment under a Letter of Credit, Borrowers shall pay to Agent an amount equal to the applicable Letter of Credit Disbursement on the Business Day such Letter of Credit Disbursement is made and, in the absence of such payment, the amount of the Letter of Credit Disbursement immediately and automatically shall be deemed to be a Revolving Loan hereunder (notwithstanding any failure to satisfy any condition precedent set forth in Section 3) and, initially, shall bear interest at the rate then applicable to Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans. If a Letter of Credit Disbursement is deemed to be a Revolving Loan hereunder, Borrowers’ obligation to pay the amount of such Letter of Credit Disbursement to Issuing Bank shall be automatically converted into an obligation to pay the resulting Revolving Loan. Promptly following receipt by Agent of any payment from Borrowers pursuant to this Section 2.11(d), Agent shall distribute such payment to Issuing Bank or, to the extent that Revolving Lenders have made payments pursuant to Section 2.11(e) to reimburse Issuing Bank, then to such Revolving Lenders and Issuing Bank as their interests may appear.

(e)    Promptly following receipt of a notice of a Letter of Credit Disbursement pursuant to Section 2.11(d), each Revolving Lender agrees to fund its Pro Rata Share of any Revolving Loan deemed made pursuant to Section 2.11(d) on the same terms and conditions as if Borrowers had requested the amount thereof as a Revolving Loan and Agent shall promptly pay to Issuing Bank the amounts so received by it from the Revolving Lenders. By the issuance of a Letter of Credit (or an amendment, renewal, or extension of a Letter of Credit) and without any further action on the part of Issuing Bank or the Revolving Lenders, Issuing Bank shall be deemed to have granted to each Revolving Lender, and each Revolving Lender shall be deemed to have purchased, a participation in each Letter of Credit issued by Issuing Bank, in an amount equal to its Pro Rata Share of such Letter of Credit, and each such Revolving Lender agrees to pay to Agent, for the account of Issuing Bank, such Revolving Lender’s Pro Rata Share of any Letter of

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Credit Disbursement made by Issuing Bank under the applicable Letter of Credit. In consideration and in furtherance of the foregoing, each Revolving Lender hereby absolutely and unconditionally agrees to pay to Agent, for the account of Issuing Bank, such Revolving Lender’s Pro Rata Share of each Letter of Credit Disbursement made by Issuing Bank and not reimbursed by Borrowers on the date due as provided in Section 2.11(d), or of any reimbursement payment that is required to be refunded (or that Agent or Issuing Bank elects, based upon the advice of counsel, to refund) to Borrowers for any reason. Each Revolving Lender acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to deliver to Agent, for the account of Issuing Bank, an amount equal to its respective Pro Rata Share of each Letter of Credit Disbursement pursuant to this Section 2.11(e) shall be absolute and unconditional and such remittance shall be made notwithstanding the occurrence or continuation of an Event of Default or Default or the failure to satisfy any condition set forth in Section 3. If any such Revolving Lender fails to make available to Agent the amount of such Revolving Lender’s Pro Rata Share of a Letter of Credit Disbursement as provided in this this Section 2.11, such Revolving Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender and Agent (for the account of Issuing Bank) shall be entitled to recover such amount on demand from such Revolving Lender together with interest thereon at the Defaulting Lender Rate until paid in full.

(f)    Each Borrower agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless each member of the Lender Group (including Issuing Bank and its branches, Affiliates, and correspondents) and each such Person’s respective directors, officers, employees, attorneys and agents (each, including Issuing Bank, a “Letter of Credit Related Person”) (to the fullest extent permitted by law) from and against any and all claims, demands, suits, actions, investigations, proceedings, liabilities, fines, costs, penalties, and damages, and all reasonable fees and disbursements of attorneys, experts, or consultants and all other costs and expenses actually incurred in connection therewith or in connection with the enforcement of this indemnification (as and when they are incurred and irrespective of whether suit is brought), which may be incurred by or awarded against any such Letter of Credit Related Person (other than Taxes, which shall be governed by Section 16) (the “Letter of Credit Indemnified Costs”), and which arise out of or in connection with, or as a result of:

(i)    any Letter of Credit or any pre-advice of its issuance;

(ii)    any transfer, sale, delivery, surrender or endorsement (or lack thereof) of any Drawing Document at any time(s) held by any such Letter of Credit Related Person in connection with any Letter of Credit;

(iii)    any action or proceeding arising out of, or in connection with, any Letter of Credit (whether administrative, judicial or in connection with arbitration), including any action or proceeding to compel or restrain any presentation or payment under any Letter of Credit, or for the wrongful dishonor of, or honoring a presentation under, any Letter of Credit;

(iv)    any independent undertakings issued by the beneficiary of any Letter of Credit;

(v)    any unauthorized instruction or request made to Issuing Bank in connection with any Letter of Credit or requested Letter of Credit, or any error, omission, interruption or delay in such instruction or request, whether transmitted by mail, courier, electronic transmission, SWIFT, or any other telecommunication including communications through a correspondent;

(vi)    an adviser, confirmer or other nominated person seeking to be reimbursed, indemnified or compensated;

(vii)    any third party seeking to enforce the rights of an applicant, beneficiary, nominated person, transferee, assignee of Letter of Credit proceeds or holder of an instrument or document;


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(viii)    the fraud, forgery or illegal action of parties other than the Letter of Credit Related Person;

(ix)    any prohibition on payment of any amount payable by Issuing Bank to a beneficiary or transferee beneficiary of a Letter of Credit arising out of Anti-Corruption Laws, Anti-Money Laundering Laws, or Sanctions;

(x)    Issuing Bank’s performance of the obligations of a confirming institution or entity that wrongfully dishonors a confirmation;

(xi)    any foreign language translation provided to Issuing Bank in connection with any Letter of Credit;

(xii)    any foreign law or usage as it relates to Issuing Bank’s issuance of a Letter of Credit in support of a foreign guaranty including the expiration of such guaranty after the related Letter of Credit expiration date and any resulting drawing paid by Issuing Bank in connection therewith; or

(xiii)    the acts or omissions, whether rightful or wrongful, of any present or future de jure or de facto governmental or regulatory authority or cause or event beyond the control of the Letter of Credit Related Person;

provided, that such indemnity shall not be available to any Letter of Credit Related Person claiming indemnification under clauses (i) through (xiii) above to the extent that such Letter of Credit Indemnified Costs may be finally determined in a final, non-appealable judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction to have resulted directly from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Letter of Credit Related Person claiming indemnity. Borrowers hereby agree to pay the Letter of Credit Related Person claiming indemnity on demand from time to time all amounts owing under this Section 2.11(f). If and to the extent that the obligations of Borrowers under this Section 2.11(f) are unenforceable for any reason, Borrowers agree to make the maximum contribution to the Letter of Credit Indemnified Costs permissible under applicable law. This indemnification provision shall survive termination of this Agreement and all Letters of Credit.

(g)    The liability of Issuing Bank (or any other Letter of Credit Related Person) under, in connection with or arising out of any Letter of Credit (or pre-advice), regardless of the form or legal grounds of the action or proceeding, shall be limited to direct damages suffered by Borrowers that are caused directly by Issuing Bank’s gross negligence or willful misconduct in (i) honoring a presentation under a Letter of Credit that on its face does not at least substantially comply with the terms and conditions of such Letter of Credit, (ii) failing to honor a presentation under a Letter of Credit that strictly complies with the terms and conditions of such Letter of Credit, or (iii) retaining Drawing Documents presented under a Letter of Credit. Borrowers’ aggregate remedies against Issuing Bank and any Letter of Credit Related Person for wrongfully honoring a presentation under any Letter of Credit or wrongfully retaining honored Drawing Documents shall in no event exceed the aggregate amount paid by Borrowers to Issuing Bank in respect of the honored presentation in connection with such Letter of Credit under Section 2.11(d), plus interest at the rate then applicable to Base Rate Loans hereunder. Borrowers shall take action to avoid and mitigate the amount of any damages claimed against Issuing Bank or any other Letter of Credit Related Person, including by enforcing its rights against the beneficiaries of the Letters of Credit. Any claim by Borrowers under or in connection with any Letter of Credit shall be reduced by an amount equal to the sum of (x) the amount (if any) saved by Borrowers as a result of the breach or alleged wrongful conduct complained of, and (y) the amount (if any) of the loss that would have been avoided had Borrowers taken all reasonable steps to mitigate any loss, and in case of a claim of wrongful dishonor, by specifically and timely authorizing Issuing Bank to effect a cure.


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(h)    Borrowers are responsible for the final text of the Letter of Credit as issued by Issuing Bank, irrespective of any assistance Issuing Bank may provide such as drafting or recommending text or by Issuing Bank’s use or refusal to use text submitted by Borrowers. Borrowers understand that the final form of any Letter of Credit may be subject to such revisions and changes as are deemed necessary or appropriate by Issuing Bank, and Borrowers hereby consent to such revisions and changes not materially different from the application executed in connection therewith. Borrowers are solely responsible for the suitability of the Letter of Credit for Borrowers’ purposes. If Borrowers request Issuing Bank to issue a Letter of Credit for an affiliated or unaffiliated third party (an “Account Party”), (i) such Account Party shall have no rights against Issuing Bank; (ii) Borrowers shall be responsible for the application and obligations under this Agreement; and (iii) communications (including notices) related to the respective Letter of Credit shall be among Issuing Bank and Borrowers. Borrowers will examine the copy of the Letter of Credit and any other documents sent by Issuing Bank in connection therewith and shall promptly notify Issuing Bank (not later than three (3) Business Days following Borrowers’ receipt of documents from Issuing Bank) of any non-compliance with Borrowers’ instructions and of any discrepancy in any document under any presentment or other irregularity. Borrowers understand and agree that Issuing Bank is not required to extend the expiration date of any Letter of Credit for any reason. With respect to any Letter of Credit containing an “automatic amendment” to extend the expiration date of such Letter of Credit, Issuing Bank, in its sole and absolute discretion, may give notice of nonrenewal of such Letter of Credit and, if Borrowers do not at any time want the then current expiration date of such Letter of Credit to be extended, Borrowers will so notify Agent and Issuing Bank at least 30 calendar days before Issuing Bank is required to notify the beneficiary of such Letter of Credit or any advising bank of such non-extension pursuant to the terms of such Letter of Credit.

(i)    Borrowers’ reimbursement and payment obligations under this Section 2.11 are absolute, unconditional and irrevocable and shall be performed strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement under any and all circumstances whatsoever, including:

(i)    any lack of validity, enforceability or legal effect of any Letter of Credit, any Issuer Document, this Agreement, or any Loan Document, or any term or provision therein or herein;

(ii)    payment against presentation of any draft, demand or claim for payment under any Drawing Document that does not comply in whole or in part with the terms of the applicable Letter of Credit or which proves to be fraudulent, forged or invalid in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect, or which is signed, issued or presented by a Person or a transferee of such Person purporting to be a successor or transferee of the beneficiary of such Letter of Credit;

(iii)    Issuing Bank or any of its branches or Affiliates being the beneficiary of any Letter of Credit;

(iv)    Issuing Bank or any correspondent honoring a drawing against a Drawing Document up to the amount available under any Letter of Credit even if such Drawing Document claims an amount in excess of the amount available under the Letter of Credit;

(v)    the existence of any claim, set-off, defense or other right that any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries may have at any time against any beneficiary or transferee beneficiary, any assignee of proceeds, Issuing Bank or any other Person;

(vi)    Issuing Bank or any correspondent honoring a drawing upon receipt of an electronic presentation under a Letter of Credit requiring the same, regardless of whether the original Drawing Documents arrive at Issuing Bank’s counters or are different from the electronic presentation;


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(vii)    any other event, circumstance or conduct whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing that might, but for this Section 2.11(i), constitute a legal or equitable defense to or discharge of, or provide a right of set-off against, any Borrower’s or any of its Subsidiaries’ reimbursement and other payment obligations and liabilities, arising under, or in connection with, any Letter of Credit, whether against Issuing Bank, the beneficiary or any other Person; or

(viii)    the fact that any Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing;

provided, that subject to Section 2.11(f) above, the foregoing shall not release Issuing Bank from such liability to Borrowers as may be finally determined in a final, non-appealable judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction against Issuing Bank following reimbursement or payment of the obligations and liabilities, including reimbursement and other payment obligations, of Borrowers to Issuing Bank arising under, or in connection with, this Section 2.11 or any Letter of Credit.
(j)    Without limiting any other provision of this Agreement, Issuing Bank and each other Letter of Credit Related Person (if applicable) shall not be responsible to Borrowers for, and Issuing Bank’s rights and remedies against Borrowers and the obligation of Borrowers to reimburse Issuing Bank for each drawing under each Letter of Credit shall not be impaired by:
(i)    honor of a presentation under any Letter of Credit that on its face substantially complies with the terms and conditions of such Letter of Credit, even if the Letter of Credit requires strict compliance by the beneficiary;
(ii)    honor of a presentation of any Drawing Document that appears on its face to have been signed, presented or issued (A) by any purported successor or transferee of any beneficiary or other Person required to sign, present or issue such Drawing Document or (B) under a new name of the beneficiary;
(iii)    acceptance as a draft of any written or electronic demand or request for payment under a Letter of Credit, even if nonnegotiable or not in the form of a draft or notwithstanding any requirement that such draft, demand or request bear any or adequate reference to the Letter of Credit;
(iv)    the identity or authority of any presenter or signer of any Drawing Document or the form, accuracy, genuineness or legal effect of any Drawing Document (other than Issuing Bank’s determination that such Drawing Document appears on its face substantially to comply with the terms and conditions of the Letter of Credit);
(v)    acting upon any instruction or request relative to a Letter of Credit or requested Letter of Credit that Issuing Bank in good faith believes to have been given by a Person authorized to give such instruction or request;
(vi)    any errors, omissions, interruptions or delays in transmission or delivery of any message, advice or document (regardless of how sent or transmitted) or for errors in interpretation of technical terms or in translation or any delay in giving or failing to give notice to any Borrower;
(vii)    any acts, omissions or fraud by, or the insolvency of, any beneficiary, any nominated person or entity or any other Person or any breach of contract between any beneficiary and any Borrower or any of the parties to the underlying transaction to which the Letter of Credit relates;

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(viii)    assertion or waiver of any provision of the ISP or UCP that primarily benefits an issuer of a letter of credit, including any requirement that any Drawing Document be presented to it at a particular hour or place;
(ix)    payment to any presenting bank (designated or permitted by the terms of the applicable Letter of Credit) claiming that it rightfully honored or is entitled to reimbursement or indemnity under Standard Letter of Credit Practice applicable to it;
(x)    acting or failing to act as required or permitted under Standard Letter of Credit Practice applicable to where Issuing Bank has issued, confirmed, advised or negotiated such Letter of Credit, as the case may be;
(xi)    honor of a presentation after the expiration date of any Letter of Credit notwithstanding that a presentation was made prior to such expiration date and dishonored by Issuing Bank if subsequently Issuing Bank or any court or other finder of fact determines such presentation should have been honored;
(xi)    dishonor of any presentation that does not strictly comply or that is fraudulent, forged or otherwise not entitled to honor; or
(xii)    honor of a presentation that is subsequently determined by Issuing Bank to have been made in violation of international, federal, state or local restrictions on the transaction of business with certain prohibited Persons.
(k)    Borrowers shall pay immediately upon demand to Agent for the account of Issuing Bank as non-refundable fees, commissions, and charges (it being acknowledged and agreed that any charging of such fees, commissions, and charges to the Loan Account pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.6(d) shall be deemed to constitute a demand for payment thereof for the purposes of this Section 2.11(k)): (i) a fronting fee which shall be imposed by Issuing Bank equal to 0.125% per annum multiplied by the average amount of the Letter of Credit Usage during the immediately preceding month, plus (ii) any and all other customary commissions, fees and charges then in effect imposed by, and any and all expenses incurred by, Issuing Bank, or by any adviser, confirming institution or entity or other nominated person, relating to Letters of Credit, at the time of issuance of any Letter of Credit and upon the occurrence of any other activity with respect to any Letter of Credit (including transfers, assignments of proceeds, amendments, drawings, renewals or cancellations).

(l)    If by reason of (x) any Change in Law, or (y) compliance by Issuing Bank or any other member of the Lender Group with any direction, request, or requirement (irrespective of whether having the force of law) of any Governmental Authority or monetary authority including, Regulation D of the Board of Governors as from time to time in effect (and any successor thereto):
        
(i)    any reserve, deposit, or similar requirement is or shall be imposed or modified in respect of any Letter of Credit issued or caused to be issued hereunder or hereby, or any Loans or obligations to make Loans hereunder or hereby, or

(ii)    there shall be imposed on Issuing Bank or any other member of the Lender Group any other condition regarding any Letter of Credit, Loans, or obligations to make Loans hereunder, and the result of the foregoing is to increase, directly or indirectly, the cost to Issuing Bank or any other member of the Lender Group of issuing, making, participating in, or maintaining any Letter of Credit or to reduce the amount receivable in respect thereof, then, and in any such case, Agent may, at any time

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within a reasonable period after the additional cost is incurred or the amount received is reduced, notify Borrowers, and Borrowers shall pay within 30 days after demand therefor, such amounts as Agent may specify to be necessary to compensate Issuing Bank or any other member of the Lender Group for such additional cost or reduced receipt, together with interest on such amount from the date of such demand until payment in full thereof at the rate then applicable to Base Rate Loans hereunder; provided, that (A) Borrowers shall not be required to provide any compensation pursuant to this Section 2.11(l) for any such amounts incurred more than 180 days prior to the date on which the demand for payment of such amounts is first made to Borrowers, and (B) if an event or circumstance giving rise to such amounts is retroactive, then the 180-day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof. The determination by Agent of any amount due pursuant to this Section 2.11(l), as set forth in a certificate setting forth the calculation thereof in reasonable detail, shall, in the absence of manifest or demonstrable error, be final and conclusive and binding on all of the parties hereto.

(m)    Each standby Letter of Credit shall expire not later than the date that is 12 months after the date of the issuance of such Letter of Credit; provided, that any standby Letter of Credit may provide for the automatic extension thereof for any number of additional periods each of up to one year in duration; provided further, that with respect to any Letter of Credit which extends beyond the Maturity Date, Letter of Credit Collateralization shall be provided therefor on or before the date that is five Business Days prior to the Maturity Date. Each commercial Letter of Credit shall expire on the earlier of (i) 120 days after the date of the issuance of such commercial Letter of Credit and (ii) five Business Days prior to the Maturity Date.

(n)    If (i) any Event of Default shall occur and be continuing, or (ii) Availability shall at any time be less than zero, then on the Business Day following the date when the Administrative Borrower receives notice from Agent or the Required Lenders (or, if the maturity of the Obligations has been accelerated, Revolving Lenders with Letter of Credit Exposure representing greater than 50% of the total Letter of Credit Exposure) demanding Letter of Credit Collateralization pursuant to this Section 2.11(n) upon such demand, Borrowers shall provide Letter of Credit Collateralization with respect to the then existing Letter of Credit Usage. If Borrowers fail to provide Letter of Credit Collateralization as required by this Section 2.11(n), the Revolving Lenders may (and, upon direction of Agent, shall) advance, as Revolving Loans the amount of the cash collateral required pursuant to the Letter of Credit Collateralization provision so that the then existing Letter of Credit Usage is cash collateralized in accordance with the Letter of Credit Collateralization provision (whether or not the Revolver Commitments have terminated, an Overadvance exists or the conditions in Section 3 are satisfied).

(o)    Unless otherwise expressly agreed by Issuing Bank and Borrowers when a Letter of Credit is issued (including any such agreement applicable to an Existing Letter of Credit), (i) the rules of the ISP shall apply to each standby Letter of Credit, and (ii) the rules of the UCP shall apply to each commercial Letter of Credit.

(p)    Issuing Bank shall be deemed to have acted with due diligence and reasonable care if Issuing Bank’s conduct is in accordance with Standard Letter of Credit Practice or in accordance with this Agreement.

(q)    In the event of a direct conflict between the provisions of this Section 2.11 and any provision contained in any Issuer Document, it is the intention of the parties hereto that such provisions be read together and construed, to the fullest extent possible, to be in concert with each other. In the event of any actual, irreconcilable conflict that cannot be resolved as aforesaid, the terms and provisions of this Section 2.11 shall control and govern.


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(r)    The provisions of this Section 2.11 shall survive the termination of this Agreement and the repayment in full of the Obligations with respect to any Letters of Credit that remain outstanding.

(s)    At Borrowers’ costs and expense, Borrowers shall execute and deliver to Issuing Bank such additional certificates, instruments and/or documents and take such additional action as may be reasonably requested by Issuing Bank to enable Issuing Bank to issue any Letter of Credit pursuant to this Agreement and related Issuer Document, to protect, exercise and/or enforce Issuing Banks’ rights and interests under this Agreement or to give effect to the terms and provisions of this Agreement or any Issuer Document. Each Borrower irrevocably appoints Issuing Bank as its attorney-in-fact and authorizes Issuing Bank, without notice to Borrowers, to execute and deliver ancillary documents and letters customary in the letter of credit business that may include but are not limited to advisements, indemnities, checks, bills of exchange and issuance documents. The power of attorney granted by the Borrowers is limited solely to such actions related to the issuance, confirmation or amendment of any Letter of Credit and to ancillary documents or letters customary in the letter of credit business. This appointment is coupled with an interest.

2.12    LIBOR Option.

(a)    Interest and Interest Payment Dates. In lieu of having interest charged at the rate based upon the Base Rate, Borrowers shall have the option, subject to Section 2.12(b) below (the “LIBOR Option”) to have interest on all or a portion of the Revolving Loans be charged (whether at the time when made (unless otherwise provided herein), upon conversion from a Base Rate Loan to a LIBOR Rate Loan, or upon continuation of a LIBOR Rate Loan as a LIBOR Rate Loan) at a rate of interest based upon the LIBOR Rate. Interest on LIBOR Rate Loans shall be payable on the earliest of (i) the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto; provided, that subject to the following clauses (ii) and (iii), in the case of any Interest Period greater than three months in duration, interest shall be payable at three-month intervals after the commencement of the applicable Interest Period and on the last day of such Interest Period), (ii) the date on which all or any portion of the Obligations are accelerated pursuant to the terms hereof, or (iii) the date on which this Agreement is terminated pursuant to the terms hereof. On the last day of each applicable Interest Period, unless Borrowers have properly exercised the LIBOR Option with respect thereto, the interest rate applicable to such LIBOR Rate Loan automatically shall convert to the rate of interest then applicable to Base Rate Loans of the same type hereunder. At any time that an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, at the written election of Agent or the Required Lenders, Borrowers no longer shall have the option to request that Revolving Loans bear interest at a rate based upon the LIBOR Rate.

(b)    LIBOR Election.

(i)    Borrowers may, at any time and from time to time, so long as Borrowers have not received a notice from Agent (which notice Agent may elect to give or not give in its discretion unless Agent is directed to give such notice by the Required Lenders, in which case, it shall give the notice to Borrowers), after the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, to terminate the right of Borrowers to exercise the LIBOR Option during the continuance of such Event of Default, elect to exercise the LIBOR Option by notifying Agent prior to 12:00 noon at least three Business Days prior to the commencement of the proposed Interest Period (the “LIBOR Deadline”). Notice of Borrowers’ election of the LIBOR Option for a permitted portion of the Revolving Loans and an Interest Period pursuant to this Section 2.12 shall be made by delivery to Agent of a LIBOR Notice received by Agent before the LIBOR Deadline. Promptly upon its receipt of each such LIBOR Notice, Agent shall provide a copy thereof to each of the affected Lenders.

(ii)    Each LIBOR Notice shall be irrevocable and binding on Borrowers. In connection with each LIBOR Rate Loan, each Borrower shall indemnify, defend, and hold Agent and the Lenders harmless against any loss, cost, or expense actually incurred by Agent or any Lender as a result of

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(A) the payment or required assignment of any principal of any LIBOR Rate Loan other than on the last day of an Interest Period applicable thereto (including as a result of an Event of Default), (B) the conversion of any LIBOR Rate Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto, or (C) the failure to borrow, convert, continue or prepay any LIBOR Rate Loan on the date specified in any LIBOR Notice delivered pursuant hereto (such losses, costs, or expenses, “Funding Losses”). A certificate of Agent or a Lender delivered to Borrowers setting forth in reasonable detail any amount or amounts that Agent or such Lender is entitled to receive pursuant to this Section 2.12 shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Borrowers shall pay such amount to Agent or the Lender, as applicable, within 30 days of the date of its receipt of such certificate. If a payment of a LIBOR Rate Loan on a day other than the last day of the applicable Interest Period would result in a Funding Loss, Agent may, in its sole discretion at the request of Borrowers, hold the amount of such payment as cash collateral in support of the Obligations until the last day of such Interest Period and apply such amounts to the payment of the applicable LIBOR Rate Loan on such last day, it being agreed that Agent has no obligation to so defer the application of payments to any LIBOR Rate Loan and that, in the event that Agent does not defer such application, Borrowers shall be obligated to pay any resulting Funding Losses.

(iii)    Unless Agent, in its sole discretion, agrees otherwise, Borrowers shall have not more than 10 LIBOR Rate Loans in effect at any given time. Borrowers may only exercise the LIBOR Option for proposed LIBOR Rate Loans of at least $5,000,000.

(c)    Conversion; Prepayment. Borrowers may convert LIBOR Rate Loans to Base Rate Loans or prepay LIBOR Rate Loans at any time; provided, that in the event that LIBOR Rate Loans are converted or prepaid on any date that is not the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto, including as a result of any prepayment through the required application by Agent of any payments or proceeds of Collateral in accordance with Section 2.4(b) or for any other reason, including early termination of the term of this Agreement or acceleration of all or any portion of the Obligations pursuant to the terms hereof, each Borrower shall indemnify, defend, and hold Agent and the Lenders and their Participants harmless against any and all Funding Losses in accordance with Section 2.12(b)(ii).

(d)    Special Provisions Applicable to LIBOR Rate.

(i)    The LIBOR Rate may be adjusted by Agent with respect to any Lender on a prospective basis to take into account any additional or increased costs to such Lender of maintaining or obtaining any eurodollar deposits or increased costs (other than Taxes which shall be governed by Section 16), in each case, due to changes in applicable law occurring subsequent to the commencement of the then applicable Interest Period, including any Changes in Law and changes in the reserve requirements imposed by the Board of Governors, which additional or increased costs would increase the cost of funding or maintaining loans bearing interest at the LIBOR Rate. In any such event, the affected Lender shall give Borrowers and Agent notice of such a determination and adjustment and Agent promptly shall transmit the notice to each other Lender and, upon its receipt of the notice from the affected Lender, Borrowers may, by notice to such affected Lender (A) require such Lender to furnish to Borrowers a statement setting forth in reasonable detail the basis for adjusting such LIBOR Rate and the method for determining the amount of such adjustment, or (B) repay the LIBOR Rate Loans of such Lender with respect to which such adjustment is made (together with any amounts due under Section 2.12(b)(ii)).

(ii)    Subject to the provisions set forth in Section 2.12(e) below, in the event that any change in market conditions or any Change in Law shall at any time after the date hereof, in the reasonable opinion of any Lender, make it unlawful or impractical for such Lender to fund or maintain LIBOR Rate Loans or to continue such funding or maintaining, or to determine or charge interest rates at the LIBOR Rate, such Lender shall give notice of such changed circumstances to Agent and Borrowers and Agent promptly shall transmit the notice to each other Lender and (A) in the case of any LIBOR Rate Loans

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of such Lender that are outstanding, the date specified in such Lender’s notice shall be deemed to be the last day of the Interest Period of such LIBOR Rate Loans and interest upon the LIBOR Rate Loans of such Lender thereafter shall accrue interest at the rate then applicable to Base Rate Loans, and (B) Borrowers shall not be entitled to elect the LIBOR Option until such Lender determines that it would no longer be unlawful or impractical to do so.

(e)    Effect of Benchmark Transition Event.

(i)    Benchmark Replacement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, upon the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, Agent and Administrative Borrower may amend this Agreement to replace the LIBOR Rate with a Benchmark Replacement. Any such amendment with respect to a Benchmark Transition Event will become effective at 5:00 p.m. on the fifth (5th) Business Day after Agent has posted such proposed amendment to all Lenders and Administrative Borrower so long as Agent has not received, by such time, written notice of objection to such amendment from Lenders comprising the Required Lenders. Any such amendment with respect to an Early Opt-in Election will become effective on the date that Lenders comprising the Required Lenders have delivered to Agent written notice that such Required Lenders accept such amendment. No replacement of the LIBOR Rate with a Benchmark Replacement pursuant to this Section 2.12(e) will occur prior to the applicable Benchmark Transition Start Date.

(ii)    Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes. In connection with the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement, Agent, in consultation with Administrative Borrower, 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.

(iii)    Notices; Standards for Decisions and Determinations. Agent will promptly notify Administrative Borrower and the Lenders of (1) any occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, and its related Benchmark Replacement Date and Benchmark Transition Start Date, (2) the implementation of any Benchmark Replacement, (3) the effectiveness of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes and (4) the commencement or conclusion of any Benchmark Unavailability Period. Any determination, decision or election that may be made by Agent or Lenders pursuant to this Section 2.12(e), including any determination with respect to a tenor, rate or adjustment or of the occurrence or non-occurrence of an event, circumstance or date and any decision to take or refrain from taking any action, will be conclusive and binding absent manifest error and may be made in its or their sole discretion and without consent from any other party hereto, except, in each case, as expressly required pursuant to this Section 2.12(e).

(iv)    Benchmark Unavailability Period. Upon Administrative Borrower’s receipt of notice of the commencement of a Benchmark Unavailability Period, Administrative Borrower may revoke any request for a Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of LIBOR Rate Loans to be made, converted or continued during any Benchmark Unavailability Period and, failing that, Administrative Borrower will be deemed to have converted any such request into a request for a Borrowing of or conversion to Base Rate Loans. During any Benchmark Unavailability Period, the component of the Base Rate based upon the LIBOR Rate will not be used in any determination of the Base Rate.

(f)    No Requirement of Matched Funding. Anything to the contrary contained herein notwithstanding, neither Agent, nor any Lender, nor any of their Participants, is required actually to acquire eurodollar deposits to fund or otherwise match fund any Obligation as to which interest accrues at the LIBOR Rate.


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2.13    Capital Requirements.

(a)    If, after the date hereof, Issuing Bank or any Lender determines that (i) any Change in Law regarding capital, liquidity or reserve requirements for banks or bank holding companies, or (ii) compliance by Issuing Bank or such Lender, or their respective parent bank holding companies, with any guideline, request or directive of any Governmental Authority regarding capital adequacy or liquidity requirements (whether or not having the force of law), has the effect of reducing the return on Issuing Bank’s, such Lender’s, or such holding companies’ capital or liquidity as a consequence of Issuing Bank’s or such Lender’s commitments, Loans, participations or other obligations hereunder to a level below that which Issuing Bank, such Lender, or such holding companies could have achieved but for such Change in Law or compliance (taking into consideration Issuing Bank’s, such Lender’s, or such holding companies’ then existing policies with respect to capital adequacy or liquidity requirements and assuming the full utilization of such entity’s capital) by any amount deemed by Issuing Bank or such Lender to be material, then Issuing Bank or such Lender may notify Borrowers and Agent thereof. Following receipt of such notice, Borrowers agree to pay Issuing Bank or such Lender on demand the amount of such reduction of return of capital as and when such reduction is determined, payable within 30 days after presentation by Issuing Bank or such Lender of a statement in the amount and setting forth in reasonable detail Issuing Bank’s or such Lender’s calculation thereof and the assumptions upon which such calculation was based (which statement shall be deemed true and correct absent manifest error). In determining such amount, Issuing Bank or such Lender may use any reasonable averaging and attribution methods. Failure or delay on the part of Issuing Bank or any Lender to demand compensation pursuant to this Section 2.13 shall not constitute a waiver of Issuing Bank’s or such Lender’s right to demand such compensation; provided, that Borrowers shall not be required to compensate Issuing Bank or a Lender pursuant to this Section 2.13 for any reductions in return incurred more than 180 days prior to the date that Issuing Bank or such Lender notifies Borrowers of such Change in Law giving rise to such reductions and of such Lender’s intention to claim compensation therefor; provided further, that if such claim arises by reason of the Change in Law that is retroactive, then the 180-day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof.

(b)    If Issuing Bank or any Lender requests additional or increased costs referred to in Section 2.11(l) or Section 2.12(d)(i) or amounts under Section 2.13(a) or sends a notice under Section 2.12(d)(ii) relative to changed circumstances (such Issuing Bank or Lender, an “Affected Lender”), then, at the request of Administrative Borrower, such Affected Lender shall use reasonable efforts to promptly designate a different one of its lending offices or to assign its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices or branches, if (i) in the reasonable judgment of such Affected Lender, such designation or assignment would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 2.11(l), Section 2.12(d)(i) or Section 2.13(a), as applicable, or would eliminate the illegality or impracticality of funding or maintaining LIBOR Rate Loans, and (ii) in the reasonable judgment of such Affected Lender, such designation or assignment would not subject it to any material unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be materially disadvantageous to it. Borrowers agree to pay all reasonable out-of-pocket costs and expenses incurred by such Affected Lender in connection with any such designation or assignment. If, after such reasonable efforts, such Affected Lender does not so designate a different one of its lending offices or assign its rights to another of its offices or branches so as to eliminate Borrowers’ obligation to pay any future amounts to such Affected Lender pursuant to Section 2.11(l), Section 2.12(d)(i) or Section 2.13(a), as applicable, or to enable Borrowers to obtain LIBOR Rate Loans, then Borrowers (without prejudice to any amounts then due to such Affected Lender under Section 2.11(l), Section 2.12(d)(i) or Section 2.13(a), as applicable) may, unless prior to the effective date of any such assignment the Affected Lender withdraws its request for such additional amounts under Section 2.11(l), Section 2.12(d)(i) or Section 2.13(a), as applicable, or indicates that it is no longer unlawful or impractical to fund or maintain LIBOR Rate Loans, may designate a different Issuing Bank or substitute a Lender or prospective Lender, in each case, reasonably acceptable to Agent to purchase the Obligations owed to such

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Affected Lender and such Affected Lender’s commitments hereunder (a “Replacement Lender”), and if such Replacement Lender agrees to such purchase, such Affected Lender shall assign to the Replacement Lender its Obligations and commitments, and upon such purchase by the Replacement Lender, which such Replacement Lender shall be deemed to be “Issuing Bank” or a “Lender” (as the case may be) for purposes of this Agreement and such Affected Lender shall cease to be “Issuing Bank” or a “Lender” (as the case may be) for purposes of this Agreement.

(c)    Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the protection of Sections 2.11(l), 2.12(d), and 2.13 shall be available to Issuing Bank and each Lender (as applicable) regardless of any possible contention of the invalidity or inapplicability of the law, rule, regulation, judicial ruling, judgment, guideline, treaty or other change or condition which shall have occurred or been
imposed, so long as it shall be customary for issuing banks or lenders affected thereby to comply therewith. Notwithstanding any other provision herein, neither Issuing Bank nor any Lender shall demand compensation pursuant to this Section 2.13 if it shall not at the time be the general policy or practice of Issuing Bank or such Lender (as the case may be) to demand such compensation in similar circumstances under comparable provisions of other credit agreements, if any.

2.14    Incremental Facilities.

(a)    At any time during the period from and after the Closing Date through but excluding the date that is the Maturity Date, at the option of Borrowers (but subject to the conditions set forth in Section 2.14(b) below), the Revolver Commitments and the Maximum Revolver Amount may be increased by an amount in the aggregate for all such increases of the Revolver Commitments and the Maximum Revolver Amount not to exceed the Available Increase Amount (each such increase, an “Increase”). Agent shall invite each Lender to increase its Revolver Commitments (it being understood that no Lender shall be obligated to increase its Revolver Commitments) in connection with a proposed Increase at the interest margin proposed by Borrowers, and if sufficient Lenders do not agree to increase their Revolver Commitments in connection with such proposed Increase, then Agent or Borrowers may invite any prospective lender who is reasonably satisfactory to Agent and Borrowers to become a Lender in connection with a proposed Increase. Any Increase shall be in an amount of at least $25,000,000 and integral multiples of $5,000,000 in excess thereof. In no event may the Revolver Commitments and the Maximum Revolver Amount be increased pursuant to this Section 2.14 on more than two occasions in the aggregate for all such Increases. Additionally, for the avoidance of doubt, it is understood and agreed that in no event shall the aggregate amount of the Increases to the Revolver Commitments exceed $200,000,000.

(b)    Each of the following shall be conditions precedent to any Increase of the Revolver Commitments and the Maximum Revolver Amount in connection therewith:

(i)    Agent or Borrowers have obtained the commitment of one or more Lenders (or other prospective lenders) reasonably satisfactory to Agent and Borrowers to provide the applicable Increase and any such Lenders (or prospective lenders), Borrowers, and Agent have signed a joinder agreement to this Agreement (an “Increase Joinder”), in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent, to which such Lenders (or prospective lenders), Borrowers, and Agent are party,

(ii)    each of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 3.2 are satisfied,

(iii)    in connection with any Increase, if any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries owns or will acquire any Margin Stock, Borrowers shall deliver to Agent an updated Form U-1 (with sufficient additional originals thereof for each Lender), duly executed and delivered by the Borrowers, together with such other documentation as Agent shall reasonably request, in order to enable Agent and the Lenders to comply with any of the requirements under Regulations T, U or X of the Board of Governors,


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(iv)    Borrowers have delivered to Agent updated pro forma Projections (after giving effect to the applicable Increase) for the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries evidencing compliance on a pro forma basis with Section 7 for the 12 months (on a month-by-month basis) immediately following the proposed date of the applicable Increase, and

(v)    the interest rate margins with respect to the Revolving Loans to be made pursuant to the increased Revolver Commitments shall be the same as the interest rate margin applicable to Revolving Loans hereunder immediately prior to the applicable Increase Date (as defined below).

(c)    Unless otherwise specifically provided herein, all references in this Agreement and any other Loan Document to Revolving Loans shall be deemed, unless the context otherwise requires, to include Revolving Loans made pursuant to the increased Revolver Commitments and Maximum Revolver Amount pursuant to this Section 2.14.

(d)    Each of the Lenders having a Revolver Commitment prior to the Increase Date (the Pre-Increase Revolver Lenders) shall assign to any Lender which is acquiring a new or additional Revolver Commitment on the Increase Date (the “Post-Increase Revolver Lenders”), and such Post-Increase Revolver Lenders shall purchase from each Pre-Increase Revolver Lender, at the principal amount thereof, such interests in the Revolving Loans and participation interests in Letters of Credit on such Increase Date as shall be necessary in order that, after giving effect to all such assignments and purchases, such Revolving Loans and participation interests in Letters of Credit will be held by Pre-Increase Revolver Lenders and Post-Increase Revolver Lenders ratably in accordance with their Pro Rata Share after giving effect to such increased Revolver Commitments.

(e)    The Revolving Loans, Revolver Commitments, and Maximum Revolver Amount established pursuant to this Section 2.14 shall constitute Revolving Loans, Revolver Commitments, and Maximum Revolver Amount under, and shall be entitled to all the benefits afforded by, this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, and shall, without limiting the foregoing, benefit equally and ratably from any guarantees and the security interests created by the Loan Documents. Borrowers shall take any actions reasonably required by Agent to ensure and demonstrate that the Liens and security interests granted by the Loan Documents continue to be perfected under the Code or otherwise after giving effect to the establishment of any such new Revolver Commitments and Maximum Revolver Amount.

2.15    Joint and Several Liability of Borrowers.

(a)    Each Borrower is accepting joint and several liability hereunder and under the other Loan Documents in consideration of the financial accommodations to be provided by the Lender Group under this Agreement, for the mutual benefit, directly and indirectly, of each Borrower and in consideration of the undertakings of the other Borrowers to accept joint and several liability for the Obligations.

(b)    Each Borrower, jointly and severally, hereby irrevocably and unconditionally accepts, not merely as a surety but also as a co-debtor, joint and several liability with the other Borrowers, with respect to the payment and performance of all of the Obligations (including any Obligations arising under this Section 2.15), it being the intention of the parties hereto that all the Obligations shall be the joint and several obligations of each Borrower without preferences or distinction among them. Accordingly, each Borrower hereby waives any and all suretyship defenses that would otherwise be available to such Borrower under applicable law.
        
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will make such payment with respect to, or perform, such Obligations until such time as all of the Obligations are paid in full, and without the need for demand, protest, or any other notice or formality.

(d)    The Obligations of each Borrower under the provisions of this Section 2.15 constitute the absolute and unconditional, full recourse Obligations of each Borrower enforceable against each Borrower to the full extent of its properties and assets, irrespective of the validity, regularity or enforceability of the provisions of this Agreement (other than this Section 2.15(d)) or any other circumstances whatsoever.

(e)    Without limiting the generality of the foregoing and except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement, each Borrower hereby waives presentments, demands for performance, protests and notices, including notices of acceptance of its joint and several liability, notice of any Revolving Loans, or any Letters of Credit issued under or pursuant to this Agreement, notice of the occurrence of any Default, Event of Default, notices of nonperformance, notices of protest, notices of dishonor, notices of acceptance of this Agreement, notices of the existence, creation, or incurring of new or additional Obligations or other financial accommodations or of any demand for any payment under this Agreement, notice of any action at any time taken or omitted by Agent or Lenders under or in respect of any of the Obligations, any right to proceed against any other Borrower or any other Person, to proceed against or exhaust any security held from any other Borrower or any other Person, to protect, secure, perfect, or insure any security interest or Lien on any property subject thereto or exhaust any right to take any action against any other Borrower, any other Person, or any collateral, to pursue any other remedy in any member of the Lender Group’s or any Bank Product Provider’s power whatsoever, any requirement of diligence or to mitigate damages and, generally, to the extent permitted by applicable law, all demands, notices and other formalities of every kind in connection with this Agreement (except as otherwise provided in this Agreement), any right to assert against any member of the Lender Group or any Bank Product Provider, any defense (legal or equitable), set-off, counterclaim, or claim which each Borrower may now or at any time hereafter have against any other Borrower or any other party liable to any member of the Lender Group or any Bank Product Provider, any defense, set-off, counterclaim, or claim, of any kind or nature, arising directly or indirectly from the present or future lack of perfection, sufficiency, validity, or enforceability of the Obligations or any security therefor, and any right or defense arising by reason of any claim or defense based upon an election of remedies by any member of the Lender Group or any Bank Product Provider including any defense based upon an impairment or elimination of such Borrower’s rights of subrogation, reimbursement, contribution, or indemnity of such Borrower against any other Borrower. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, each Borrower hereby assents to, and waives notice of, any extension or postponement of the time for the payment of any of the Obligations, the acceptance of any payment of any of the Obligations, the acceptance of any partial payment thereon, any waiver, consent or other action or acquiescence by Agent or Lenders at any time or times in respect of any default by any Borrower in the performance or satisfaction of any term, covenant, condition or provision of this Agreement, any and all other indulgences whatsoever by Agent or Lenders in respect of any of the Obligations, and the taking, addition, substitution or release, in whole or in part, at any time or times, of any security for any of the Obligations or the addition, substitution or release, in whole or in part, of any Borrower. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, each Borrower assents to any other action or delay in acting or failure to act on the part of any Agent or Lender with respect to the failure by any Borrower to comply with any of its respective Obligations, including any failure strictly or diligently to assert any right or to pursue any remedy or to comply fully with applicable laws or regulations thereunder, which might, but for the provisions of this Section 2.15 afford grounds for terminating, discharging or relieving any Borrower, in whole or in part, from any of its Obligations under this Section 2.15, it being the intention of each Borrower that, so long as any of the Obligations hereunder remain unsatisfied, the Obligations of each Borrower under this Section 2.15 shall not be discharged except by performance and then only to the extent of such performance. The Obligations of each Borrower under this Section 2.15 shall not be diminished or rendered unenforceable by any winding up, reorganization, arrangement, liquidation, reconstruction or similar

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proceeding with respect to any other Borrower or any Agent or Lender. Each of the Borrowers waives, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the benefit of any statute of limitations affecting its liability hereunder or the enforcement hereof. Any payment by any Borrower or other circumstance which operates to toll any statute of limitations as to any Borrower shall operate to toll the statute of limitations as to each of the Borrowers. Each of the Borrowers waives any defense based on or arising out of any defense of any Borrower or any other Person, other than payment of the Obligations to the extent of such payment, based on or arising out of the disability of any Borrower or any other Person, or the validity, legality, or unenforceability of the Obligations or any part thereof from any cause, or the cessation from any cause of the liability of any Borrower other than payment of the Obligations to the extent of such payment. Agent may, at the election of the Required Lenders, foreclose upon any Collateral held by Agent by one or more judicial or nonjudicial sales or other dispositions, whether or not every aspect of any such sale is commercially reasonable or otherwise fails to comply with applicable law or may exercise any other right or remedy Agent, any other member of the Lender Group, or any Bank Product Provider may have against any Borrower or any other Person, or any security, in each case, without affecting or impairing in any way the liability of any of the Borrowers hereunder except to the extent the Obligations have been paid.

(f)    Each Borrower represents and warrants to Agent and Lenders that such Borrower is currently informed of the financial condition of Borrowers and of all other circumstances which a diligent inquiry would reveal and which bear upon the risk of nonpayment of the Obligations. Each Borrower further represents and warrants to Agent and Lenders that such Borrower has read and understands the terms and conditions of the Loan Documents. Each Borrower hereby covenants that such Borrower will continue to keep informed of Borrowers’ financial condition and of all other circumstances which bear upon the risk of nonpayment or nonperformance of the Obligations.

(g)    The provisions of this Section 2.15 are made for the benefit of Agent, each member of the Lender Group, each Bank Product Provider, and their respective successors and assigns, and may be enforced by it or them from time to time against any or all Borrowers as often as occasion therefor may arise and without requirement on the part of Agent, any member of the Lender Group, any Bank Product Provider, or any of their successors or assigns first to marshal any of its or their claims or to exercise any of its or their rights against any Borrower or to exhaust any remedies available to it or them against any Borrower or to resort to any other source or means of obtaining payment of any of the Obligations hereunder or to elect any other remedy. The provisions of this Section 2.15 shall remain in effect until all of the Obligations shall have been paid in full or otherwise fully satisfied. If at any time, any payment, or any part thereof, made in respect of any of the Obligations, is rescinded or must otherwise be restored or returned by Agent or any Lender upon the insolvency, bankruptcy or reorganization of any Borrower, or otherwise, the provisions of this Section 2.15 will forthwith be reinstated in effect, as though such payment had not been made.

(h)    Each Borrower hereby agrees that it will not enforce any of its rights that arise from the existence, payment, performance or enforcement of the provisions of this Section 2.15, including rights of subrogation, reimbursement, exoneration, contribution or indemnification and any right to participate in any claim or remedy of Agent, any other member of the Lender Group, or any Bank Product Provider against any Borrower, whether or not such claim, remedy or right arises in equity or under contract, statute or common law, including the right to take or receive from any Borrower, directly or indirectly, in cash or other property or by set-off or in any other manner, payment or security solely on account of such claim, remedy or right, unless and until such time as all of the Obligations have been paid in full in cash. Any claim which any Borrower may have against any other Borrower with respect to any payments to any Agent or any member of the Lender Group hereunder or under any of the Bank Product Agreements are hereby expressly made subordinate and junior in right of payment, without limitation as to any increases in the Obligations arising hereunder or thereunder, to the prior payment in full in cash of the Obligations and, in the event of any insolvency, bankruptcy, receivership, liquidation, reorganization or other similar

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proceeding under the laws of any jurisdiction relating to any Borrower, its debts or its assets, whether voluntary or involuntary, all such Obligations shall be paid in full in cash before any payment or distribution of any character, whether in cash, securities or other property, shall be made to any other Borrower therefor. If any amount shall be paid to any Borrower in violation of the immediately preceding sentence, such amount shall be held in trust for the benefit of Agent, for the benefit of the Lender Group and the Bank Product Providers, and shall forthwith be paid to Agent to be credited and applied to the Obligations and all other amounts payable under this Agreement, whether matured or unmatured, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, or to be held as Collateral for any Obligations or other amounts payable under this Agreement thereafter arising. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, no Borrower may exercise any rights of subrogation, contribution, indemnity, reimbursement or other similar rights against, and may not proceed or seek recourse against or with respect to any property or asset of, any other Borrower (the “Foreclosed Borrower”), including after payment in full of the Obligations, if all or any portion of the Obligations have been satisfied in connection with an exercise of remedies in respect of the Equity Interests of such Foreclosed Borrower whether pursuant to this Agreement or otherwise.

(i)    Each of the Borrowers hereby acknowledges and affirms that it understands that to the extent the Obligations are secured by Real Property located in California, the Borrowers shall be liable for the full amount of the liability hereunder notwithstanding the foreclosure on such Real Property by trustee sale or any other reason impairing such Borrower’s right to proceed against any other Loan Party. In accordance with Section 2856 of the California Civil Code or any similar laws of any other applicable jurisdiction, each of the Borrowers hereby waives until such time as the Obligations have been paid in full:

(i)    all rights of subrogation, reimbursement, indemnification, and contribution and any other rights and defenses that are or may become available to the Borrowers by reason of Sections 2787 to 2855, inclusive, 2899, and 3433 of the California Civil Code or any similar laws of any other applicable jurisdiction;

(ii)    all rights and defenses that the Borrowers may have because the Obligations are secured by Real Property located in California, meaning, among other things, that: (A) Agent, the other members of the Lender Group, and the Bank Product Providers may collect from the Borrowers without first foreclosing on any real or personal property collateral pledged by any Loan Party, and (B) if Agent, on behalf of the Lender Group, forecloses on any Real Property pledged as Collateral by any Loan Party, (1) the amount of the Obligations may be reduced only by the price for which that collateral is sold at the foreclosure sale, even if the collateral is worth more than the sale price, and (2) the Lender Group may collect from the Loan Parties even if, by foreclosing on any such Real Property pledged as Collateral, Agent or the other members of the Lender Group have destroyed or impaired any right the Borrowers may have to collect from any other Loan Party, it being understood that this is an unconditional and irrevocable waiver of any rights and defenses the Borrowers may have because the Obligations are secured by Real Property (including any rights or defenses based upon Sections 580a, 580d, or 726 of the California Code of Civil Procedure or any similar laws of any other applicable jurisdiction); and

(iii)    all rights and defenses arising out of an election of remedies by Agent, the other members of the Lender Group, and the Bank Product Providers, even though that election of remedies, such as a nonjudicial foreclosure with respect to security for the Obligations, has destroyed the Borrowers’ rights of subrogation and reimbursement against any other Loan Party by the operation of Section 580d of the California Code of Civil Procedure or any similar laws of any other applicable jurisdiction or otherwise.


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3.    CONDITIONS; TERM OF AGREEMENT.

3.1    Conditions Precedent to Effectiveness. The effectiveness of this Agreement is subject to the fulfillment, to the satisfaction of Agent and each Lender, of each of the conditions precedent set forth on Schedule 3.1 to this Agreement.

3.2    Conditions Precedent to all Extensions of Credit. The obligation of the Lender Group (or any member thereof) to make any Revolving Loans hereunder (or to extend any other credit hereunder) at any time shall be subject to the following conditions precedent:

(a)    the representations and warranties of each Loan Party or its Subsidiaries contained in this Agreement or in the other Loan Documents shall be true and correct in all material respects (except that such materiality qualifier shall not be applicable to any representations and warranties that already are qualified or modified by materiality in the text thereof) on and as of the date of such extension of credit, as though made on and as of such date (except to the extent that such representations and warranties relate solely to an earlier date, in which case such representations and warranties shall be true and correct in all material respects (except that such materiality qualifier shall not be applicable to any representations and warranties that already are qualified or modified by materiality in the text thereof) as of such earlier date); and

(b)    no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing on the date of such extension of credit, nor shall either result from the making thereof.

3.3    Maturity. The Commitments shall continue in full force and effect for a term ending on the Maturity Date (unless terminated earlier in accordance with the terms hereof).

3.4    Effect of Maturity. On the Maturity Date, all commitments of the Lender Group to provide additional credit hereunder shall automatically be terminated and all of the Obligations (other than Hedge Obligations) immediately shall become due and payable without notice or demand and Borrowers shall be required to repay all of the Obligations (other than Hedge Obligations) in full. No termination of the obligations of the Lender Group (other than payment in full of the Obligations and termination of the Commitments) shall relieve or discharge any Loan Party of its duties, obligations, or covenants hereunder or under any other Loan Document and Agent’s Liens in the Collateral shall continue to secure the Obligations and shall remain in effect until all Obligations have been paid in full. When all of the Obligations have been paid in full, Agent will, at Borrowers’ sole expense, execute and deliver any termination statements, lien releases, discharges of security interests, and other similar discharge or release documents (and, if applicable, in recordable form) as are reasonably necessary to release, as of record, Agent’s Liens and all notices of security interests and liens previously filed by Agent.

3.5    Early Termination by Borrowers. Borrowers have the option, at any time upon ten Business Days prior written notice to Agent, to repay all of the Obligations in full and terminate the Commitments. The foregoing notwithstanding, (a) Borrowers may rescind termination notices relative to proposed payments in full of the Obligations with the proceeds of third party Indebtedness if the closing for such issuance or incurrence does not happen on or before the date of the proposed termination (in which case, a new notice shall be required to be sent in connection with any subsequent termination), and (b) Borrowers may extend the date of termination at any time with the consent of Agent (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed).

4.    REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.

In order to induce the Lender Group to enter into this Agreement, each Borrower makes the following representations and warranties to the Lender Group which shall be true, correct, and complete,

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in all material respects (except that such materiality qualifier shall not be applicable to any representations and warranties that already are qualified or modified by materiality in the text thereof), as of the Closing Date, and shall be true, correct, and complete, in all material respects (except that such materiality qualifier shall not be applicable to any representations and warranties that already are qualified or modified by materiality in the text thereof), as of the date of the making of each Revolving Loan (or other extension of credit) made thereafter, as though made on and as of the date of such Revolving Loan (or other extension of credit) (except to the extent that such representations and warranties relate solely to an earlier date, in which case such representations and warranties shall be true and correct in all material respects (except that such materiality qualifier shall not be applicable to any representations and warranties that already are qualified or modified by materiality in the text thereof) as of such earlier date), and such representations and warranties shall survive the execution and delivery of this Agreement:
4.1    Organization; Powers. Each of the Loan Parties is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its organization, has all requisite power and authority to carry on its business as now conducted and, except where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, is qualified to do business in, and is in good standing in, every jurisdiction where such qualification is required.
4.2    Authorization; Enforceability. The Transactions are within each Loan Party’s organizational powers and have been duly authorized by all necessary organizational actions and, if required, actions by equity holders. The Loan Documents to which each Loan Party is a party have been duly executed and delivered by such Loan Party and each constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of such Loan Party, enforceable in accordance with its terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and subject to general principles of equity, regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law.
4.3    Governmental Approvals; No Conflicts. The Transactions (a) do not require any consent or approval of, registration or filing with, or any other action by, any Governmental Authority, except such as have been obtained or made and are in full force and effect and except for filings necessary to perfect Liens created pursuant to the Loan Documents; (b) will not violate any Requirement of Law applicable to any Loan Party; (c) will not violate or result in a default under any material indenture, agreement or other instrument binding upon any Loan Party or its assets, or give rise to a right under any such material indenture, agreement or other instrument (other than a Loan Document) to require any payment to be made by any Loan Party; and (d) will not result in the creation or imposition of any Lien on any asset of any Loan Party, except Liens created pursuant to the Loan Documents.
4.4    Financial Condition; No Material Adverse Change.
(a)    KAC has heretofore furnished to the Lender Group copies of, or has provided Agent with an electronic link to the copies that have been made available through its website or that have been filed with the SEC via EDGAR, its consolidated balance sheet and statements of income, stockholders equity and cash flows (i) as of and for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Fiscal Years, audited by Deloitte & Touche LLP, independent public accountants, and (ii) as of and for the Fiscal Quarter ended June 30, 2019. Such financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations and cash flows of KAC and the Subsidiaries as of such dates and for such periods in accordance with GAAP, subject to year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes in the case of the statements referred to in clause (ii).

(b)    No event, change or condition has occurred that has had, or could reasonably be expected to have, a Material Adverse Effect, since December 31, 2018.


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4.5    Properties.

(a)    As of the Closing Date, Schedule 4.5(a) sets forth the address of each parcel of material real property that is owned or leased by each Loan Party. Each of such leases and subleases is valid and enforceable in accordance with its terms and is in full force and effect, and, to the knowledge of the Loan Parties, no material default by any party to any such lease or sublease exists. Except as set forth on Schedule 4.5(a), each of the Loan Parties has good and indefeasible title to, or valid leasehold interests in, all its material real and personal property, free of all Liens other than Permitted Liens.

(b)    Each of the Loan Parties owns, or is licensed to use, all material trademarks, tradenames, copyrights, patents and other intellectual property necessary to its business as currently conducted, a correct and complete list of which, as of the date of this Agreement, is set forth on Schedule 4.5(b), and the use thereof by the Loan Parties does not infringe in any material respect upon the rights of any other Person, and the Loan Parties’ rights thereto are not subject to any licensing agreement or similar arrangement.

4.6    Litigation and Environmental Matters.

(a)    Except for the Disclosed Matters, there are no actions, suits or proceedings by or before any arbitrator or Governmental Authority pending against or, to the knowledge of any of the Loan Parties, threatened against or affecting the Loan Parties (i) which could reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to result in a Material Adverse Effect (other than the Disclosed Matters) or (ii) that involve this Agreement or the Transactions.

(b)    Except for the Disclosed Matters, (i) no Loan Party has received notice of any claim with respect to any Environmental Liability or knows of any basis for any Environmental Liability and (ii) and except with respect to any other matters that, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, no Loan Party (A) has failed to comply with any Environmental Law or to obtain, maintain or comply with any permit, license or other approval required under any Environmental Law or (B) has become subject to any Environmental Liability.

4.7    Compliance with Laws and Agreements. Each of the Loan Parties, to its knowledge, is in compliance with all Requirements of Law applicable to it or its property and all indentures, agreements and other instruments binding upon it or its property, except where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

4.8    Governmental Regulation. No Loan Party nor any of the Subsidiaries is an “investment company” as defined in, or subject to regulation under, the Investment Company Act of 1940.

4.9    Taxes. Each of the Loan Parties has timely filed or caused to be filed all federal and all state and other material Tax returns and reports required to have been filed and has paid or caused to be paid all Federal and all state and other material Taxes required to have been paid by it, except Taxes that are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which such Loan Party has set aside on its books adequate reserves. No tax Liens (other than Permitted Encumbrances) have been filed and no claims are being asserted with respect to any such Taxes.

4.10    ERISA. No ERISA Event has occurred or is reasonably expected to occur that, when taken together with all other such ERISA Events for which liability is reasonably expected to occur, could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. Except as would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, the present value of all accumulated benefit obligations under each Plan (based on the assumptions used for purposes of Accounting Standards Update No. 715) did not, as of

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the date of the most recent financial statements reflecting such amounts, exceed the fair market value of the assets of each such Plan.

4.11    Disclosure. Each Loan Party has disclosed to the Lenders all agreements, instruments and corporate or other restrictions to which it or any Subsidiary is subject, and all other matters known to it, that, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. None of the other reports, financial statements, certificates or other information furnished by or on behalf of any Loan Party to Agent or any Lender in connection with the negotiation of this Agreement or any other Loan Document (as modified or supplemented by other information so furnished), when taken as a whole, contains any material misstatement of fact or omits to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided that, with respect to projected financial information, (a) the Borrowers represent only that such information was prepared in good faith based upon assumptions believed to be reasonable at the time delivered and, if such projected financial information was delivered prior to the Closing Date, as of the Closing Date, and (b) it is understood and agreed that uncertainty is inherent in any forecasts or projections and no assurances can be given by the Loan Parties of the future achievement of such performance. The information included in the Beneficial Ownership Certification most recently provided to Agent under this Agreement is true and correct in all respects.

4.12    Material Agreements. As of the Closing Date, all material agreements and contracts to which any Loan Party is a party or is bound and which, under Requirements of Law, would be required to be filed with the SEC, are either (a) filed as exhibits to, or incorporated by reference in, the reports of KAC that were filed with the SEC, prior to the Closing Date, or (b) are listed on Schedule 4.12. No Loan Party is in default in the performance, observance or fulfillment of any of the obligations, covenants or conditions contained in (i) any material agreement to which it is a party or (ii) any agreement or instrument evidencing or governing Indebtedness, except where such defaults, individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

4.13    Solvency.

(a)    Both before and immediately after the consummation of the Transactions to occur on the Closing Date, and as of the date of the making of each Revolving Loan (or other extension of credit) made thereafter, each Loan Party is Solvent. The amount of contingent liabilities at any time shall be computed as the amount that, in light of all facts and circumstances existing at such time, represents the amount that can reasonably be expected to become an actual or matured liability.

(b)    No Loan Party intends to, or will permit any of the Subsidiaries to, and no Loan Party believes that it or any of the Subsidiaries will, incur debts beyond its ability to pay such debts as they mature, taking into account the timing of and amounts of cash to be received by it or any such Subsidiary and the timing of the amounts of cash to be payable on or in respect of its Indebtedness or the Indebtedness of any such Subsidiary.

(c)    No transfer of property is being made by any Loan Party and no obligation is being incurred by any Loan Party in connection with the Transactions with the intent to hinder, delay, or defraud either present or future creditors of such Loan Party.

4.14    Insurance. Schedule 4.14 sets forth a description of all insurance maintained by or on behalf of the Loan Parties as of the Closing Date. All policies of insurance of any kind or nature owned by or issued to any of the Loan Parties, including without limitation, policies of life, fire, theft, product liability, public liability, property damage, other casualty, employee fidelity, workers’ compensation, employee health and welfare, title, property and liability insurance are in full force and effect and are of a nature and provide such coverage as is customarily carried by companies of the size and character of the Loan Parties.


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4.15    Capitalization and Subsidiaries. Schedule 4.15 (as updated from time to time by KAC) sets forth (a) a correct and complete list of the name and relationship to KAC of each and all of the other Loan Parties, (b) a true and complete listing of each class of each of the Loan Parties’ authorized Equity Interests (other than KAC’s), of which all of such issued shares are validly issued, outstanding, fully paid and non-assessable, and owned beneficially and of record by the Persons identified on Schedule 4.15, and (c) the type of entity of each Loan Party. All of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of a Subsidiary owned by any Loan Party have been duly authorized and issued and are fully paid and non-assessable (to the extent such concepts are relevant with respect to such ownership interests).

4.16    Security Interest in Collateral. The provisions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents create legal and valid Liens on all the Collateral in favor of Agent (for the benefit of the Lender Group and the Bank Product Providers ) and such Liens constitute perfected and continuing Liens on the Collateral, securing the Obligations, enforceable against the applicable Loan Party, and having priority over all other Liens on the Collateral except in the case of (a) Permitted Liens, to the extent any such Permitted Liens would have priority over the Liens in favor of Agent (for the benefit of the Lender Group and the Bank Product Providers ), pursuant to any Requirement of Law or any applicable agreement that is permitted hereunder and (b) Liens on personal Property perfected only by possession (including possession of any certificate of title) to the extent Agent has not obtained or does not maintain possession of such Collateral.

4.17    Employment Matters. There are no strikes, lockouts or slowdowns against any Loan Party or any of the Subsidiaries pending or, to the knowledge of the Loan Parties, threatened. The hours worked by and payments made to employees of any Loan Party or any of the Subsidiaries have not been in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act or any other applicable Federal, state, local or foreign law dealing with such matters. All payments due from and payable by any Loan Party in accordance with Requirements of Law, on account of wages and employee health and welfare insurance and other benefits, have been paid at or within such time as required by such Requirements of Law, or, to the extent required by such Requirements of Law, accrued as a liability on the books of such Loan Party.

4.18    Federal Reserve Regulation. Neither any Loan Party nor any of 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 any Margin Stock. No part of the proceeds of any Loan or Letter of Credit has been used or will be used, whether directly or indirectly, to purchase or carry any Margin Stock or to extend credit to others for any purpose that entails a violation of any of the Regulations of the Board of Governors, including Regulations T, U and X.

4.19    Use of Proceeds. The proceeds of the Loans have been used and will be used, whether directly or indirectly as set forth in Section 5.8.

4.20    OFAC; Sanctions; Anti-Corruption Laws; Anti-Money Laundering Laws. No Loan Party nor any of its Subsidiaries is in violation of any Sanctions. No Loan Party nor any of its Subsidiaries nor, to the knowledge of such Loan Party, any director, officer, employee, agent or Affiliate of such Loan Party or such Subsidiary (a) is a Sanctioned Person , (b) has any assets located in Sanctioned Territories, or (c) derives revenues from investments in, or transactions with Sanctioned Persons or Sanctioned Territories, in each case in violation of Sanctions. Each of the Loan Parties and its Subsidiaries has implemented and maintains in effect policies and procedures designed to promote compliance with all Sanctions, Anti-Corruption Laws and Anti-Money Laundering Laws. Each of the Loan Parties and its Subsidiaries, and to the knowledge of each such Loan Party, each director, officer, employee, agent and Affiliate of each such Loan Party and each such Subsidiary, is in compliance with all Sanctions, Anti-Corruption Laws and Anti-Money Laundering Laws. No proceeds of any Loan made or Letter of Credit issued hereunder will be used to fund any operations in, finance any investments or activities in, or make any payments to, a Sanctioned

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Person or a Sanctioned Territory in any manner that would result in a violation of any Sanctions, Anti-Corruption Law or Anti-Money Laundering Law by any Person (including any Lender, Bank Product Provider, or other individual or entity participating in any transaction).

4.21    Common Enterprise. The successful operation and condition of each of the Loan Parties is dependent on the continued successful performance of the functions of the group of the Loan Parties as a whole and the successful operation of each of the Loan Parties is dependent on the successful performance and operation of each other Loan Party. Each Loan Party expects to derive benefit (and its Board of Directors has determined that it may reasonably be expected to derive benefit), directly and indirectly, from (a) successful operations of each of the other Loan Parties and (b) the credit extended by the Lender Group to the Borrowers hereunder, both in their separate capacities and as members of the group of companies. Each Loan Party has determined that execution, delivery, and performance of this Agreement and any other Loan Documents to be executed by such Loan Party is within its purpose, will be of direct and indirect benefit to such Loan Party, and is in its best interest.

4.22    Patriot Act. To the extent applicable, each Loan Party is in compliance, in all material respects, with the (a) Trading with the Enemy Act, as amended, and each of the foreign assets control regulations of the United States Treasury Department (31 CFR, Subtitle B, Chapter V, as amended) and any other enabling legislation or executive order relating thereto, and (b) Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA Patriot Act of 2001, as amended) (the “Patriot Act”).
    
4.23    Eligible Accounts; Eligible Inventory; Eligible M&E. As to each Account that is identified by Borrowers as an Eligible Account in a Borrowing Base Certificate submitted to Agent, such Account is not excluded as ineligible by virtue of one or more of the excluding criteria (other than any Agent-discretionary criteria) set forth in the definition of Eligible Accounts. As to each item of Inventory that is identified by Borrowers as Eligible Inventory in a Borrowing Base Certificate submitted to Agent, such Inventory is not excluded as ineligible by virtue of one or more of the excluding criteria (other than any Agent-discretionary criteria) set forth in the definition of Eligible Inventory. As to each item of M&E that is identified by Borrowers as Eligible M&E in a Borrowing Base Certificate submitted to Agent, such M&E is not excluded as ineligible by virtue of one or more of the excluding criteria (other than any Agent-discretionary criteria) set forth in the definition of Eligible M&E.

4.24    Location of Inventory and M&E. The Inventory and M&E of Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries is not stored with a bailee, warehouseman, or similar party except as set forth on, and is located only at, or in-transit between, the locations identified on, Schedule 4.24 to this Agreement (as such Schedule may be updated pursuant to Section 5.16).

4.25    Inventory Records. Each Loan Party keeps correct and accurate records itemizing and describing the type, quality, and quantity of its and its Subsidiaries’ Inventory and the book value thereof.

4.26    Hedge Agreements. On each date that any Hedge Agreement is executed by any Hedge Provider, each Loan Party satisfies all eligibility, suitability and other requirements under the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. § 1, et seq., as in effect from time to time) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission regulations.


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5.    AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS.

Each Borrower covenants and agrees that, until the termination of all of the Commitments and payment in full of the Obligations:

5.1    Financial Statements; Borrowing Base and Other Information.

(a)    The Borrowers will furnish to Agent (for delivery to each Lender):

(i)    on or before the date upon which KAC’s annual report on Form 10-K is required to be filed with the SEC (and in any event within 105 days after the end of each Fiscal Year), KAC’s (i) audited consolidated balance sheet and related statements of income, stockholders’ equity and cash flows, showing the financial condition of KAC and the Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis as of the close of such Fiscal Year and the results of their operations during such Fiscal Year, such consolidated financial statements to be audited for KAC and the Subsidiaries by Deloitte & Touche LLP or other independent public accountants of recognized national standing and accompanied by an audit opinion of such accountants (without (A) a “going concern” or like qualification, exception or explanatory paragraph and (B) any qualification or exception as to the scope of such audit) and to be certified by a Financial Officer of KAC to the effect that such consolidated financial statements fairly present the financial condition and results of operations of KAC and the Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, and (ii) unaudited consolidating balance sheet and related unaudited consolidating statements of income as of the close of the fourth Fiscal Quarter and as of the close of such Fiscal Year, all such consolidating financial statements showing separately the financial condition of KAC, the Borrowers other than KAC (as a single group) and the Subsidiaries which are not Borrowers (as a single group); provided, however, that any document required to be delivered pursuant to this Section 5.1(a)(i) shall be deemed to have been furnished to Agent if the Borrowers have provided Agent with a link to such documents that have been made available through their website or that have been filed with the SEC via EDGAR;

(ii)    on or before the date upon which KAC’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q is required to be filed with the SEC (and in any event within 50 days after the end of each of the first three Fiscal Quarters of KAC), KAC’s (i) unaudited consolidated balance sheets and related unaudited statements of income, stockholders’ equity and cash flows, showing the financial condition of KAC and the Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis as of the close of such Fiscal Quarter and the results of their operations during such Fiscal Quarter and the then elapsed portion of the applicable Fiscal Year, certified by a Financial Officer of KAC as fairly presenting the financial condition and results of operations of KAC and the Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, subject to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes, and (ii) unaudited consolidating balance sheet and related unaudited consolidating statements of income as of the close of such Fiscal Quarter, all such consolidating financial statements showing separately the financial condition of KAC, the Borrowers other than KAC (as a single group) and the Subsidiaries which are not Borrowers (as a single group); provided that any document required to be delivered pursuant to this Section 5.1(a)(ii) shall be deemed to have been furnished to Agent if the Borrowers have provided Agent with a link to such documents that have been made available through their website or that have been filed with the SEC via EDGAR;

(iii)    if an Increased Reporting Period is in effect, as soon as available, but no more than 30 days after the end of each Fiscal Month, the unaudited consolidated balance sheet as of the close of such Fiscal Month and related unaudited consolidated statements of income and cash flow of KAC and the Subsidiaries during such Fiscal Month and the Fiscal Year to date period;

(iv)    (i) concurrently with any delivery of financial statements under Section 5.1(a)(i), 5.1(a)(ii), or 5.1(a)(iii) above, a Compliance Certificate (i) certifying, in the case of the financial statements delivered under Section 5.1(a)(ii) or 5.1(a)(iii), as presenting fairly in all material

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respects the financial condition and results of operations of KAC and the Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP consistently applied, subject to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes, (ii) certifying as to whether a Default or Event of Default has occurred and, if a Default or Event of Default has occurred, specifying the details thereof and any action taken or proposed to be taken with respect thereto, and (iii) certifying, in the case of the financial statements delivered under Section 5.1(a)(ii) or 5.1(a)(iii), during any Covenant Testing Period, compliance with Section 7.1;

(v)    as soon as available, but in any event not more than 90 days after the end of each Fiscal Year, a copy of the plan and forecast (including a projected consolidated balance sheet, income statement and funds flow statement) of KAC on a consolidated basis for each month of the then current Fiscal Year (the “Projections”) in form reasonably satisfactory to Agent;

(vi)    as soon as available, but in any event (1) if Revolver Usage at all times during the Fiscal Quarter most recently ended is not greater than 35% of the Line Cap, within 15 days after the end of each Fiscal Quarter, (2) if Revolver Usage at any time during the Fiscal Month most recently ended is greater than 35% of the Line Cap, within 15 days of the end of such Fiscal Month, or (3) if an Increased Reporting Period is in effect, within three Business Days of the end of each calendar week (it being understood that a calendar week ends on Sunday), as of the last day of the immediately preceding Fiscal Quarter, Fiscal Month, or calendar week, as the case may be, a Borrowing Base Certificate which calculates the Borrowing Base as of the end of applicable period then ended, together with supporting information in connection therewith, together with any additional reports with respect to the Borrowing Base as Agent may reasonably request (provided that delivery of the Borrowing Base Certificate through the Agent’s electronic platform or portal, subject to Agent’s authentication process, by such other electronic method as may be approved by Agent from time to time in its sole discretion, or by such other electronic input of information necessary to calculate the Borrowing Base as may be approved by Agent from time to time in its sole discretion, shall in each case be deemed to satisfy the obligation of Borrowers to deliver such Borrowing Base Certificate, with the same legal effect as if such Borrowing Base Certificate had been manually executed by Borrowers and delivered to Agent);

(vii)    as soon as available, but in any event (1) in the case of each of the following other than clause (vii)(F) below, if Revolver Usage at all times during the Fiscal Quarter most recently ended is not greater than 35% of the Line Cap, within 15 days after the end of each Fiscal Quarter, (2) in the case of each of the following, if Revolver Usage at any time during the Fiscal Month most recently ended is greater than 35% of the Line Cap, within 15 days of the end of such Fiscal Month, or (3) in the case of clauses (vii)(A), (vii)(B), and (vii)(F) below, if an Increased Reporting Period is in effect, within three Business Days of the end of each calendar week (it being understood that a calendar week ends on Sunday), as of the applicable period then ended, all delivered electronically in a text formatted file acceptable to Agent:

(A)
a detailed aging of the Borrowers’ Accounts (1) including all invoices aged by invoice date and due date and (2) reconciled to the Borrowing Base Certificate delivered as of such date prepared in a manner reasonably acceptable to Agent, together with a summary specifying the name, address, and balance due for each Account Debtor;

(B)
a schedule detailing the Borrowers’ Inventory, in form satisfactory to Agent, (1) by location (showing Inventory in transit, any Inventory located with a third party under any consignment, bailee arrangement, or warehouse agreement), by class (raw material, work-in-process and finished goods), which Inventory shall be valued at the lower of cost (determined on a first-in, first-out basis or, subject to verification by Agent or a field examiner pursuant to an Acceptable

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Appraisal, on a weighted-average basis) or market and (2) reconciled to the Borrowing Base Certificate delivered as of such date;

(C)
a summary of categories of Accounts excluded from Eligible Accounts and Inventory excluded from Eligible Inventory;

(D)
a reconciliation of the Borrowers’ Accounts and Inventory between the amounts shown in the Borrowers’ general ledger and financial statements and the reports delivered pursuant to clauses (vii)(A) and (vii)(B) above;

(E)
a schedule identifying any items of Equipment (and their respective NOLV) that during such period ceased to be included in the PP&E Component; and

(F)
in connection with any transfer, usage, or other disposition by the Loan Parties of cash constituting Eligible Cash constituting 10% or more of the Borrowing Base reflected in the most recently delivered Borrowing Base Certificate, which transfer, usage, or other disposition results in such cash ceasing to be Eligible Cash, an updated calculation of the portion of the Borrowing Base comprised of Eligible Cash that reflects such transfer, usage, or other disposition;

(viii)    promptly upon request by Agent in its Permitted Discretion:

(A)
a list of all customer addresses, delivered electronically in a text formatted file acceptable to Agent;

(B)
for the day specified in such request, a detailed calculation of the amount of Eligible Cash as of the end of such day;

(C)
for each applicable period specified in such request, an Account roll-forward, in a format acceptable to Agent in its discretion, tied to the beginning and ending account receivable balances of Borrowers’ general ledger;

(D)
a description of all claims, offsets, or disputes then asserted by Account Debtors with respect to each Borrower's Accounts;

(E)
a summary aging, by vendor, of each Loan Party’s accounts payable and any book overdraft and an aging, by vendor, of any held checks;

(F)
a detailed report regarding each Loan Party’s and its Subsidiaries' cash and Cash Equivalents, including an indication of which amounts constitute Eligible Cash;

(G)
a report regarding each Loan Party’s and its Subsidiaries’ accrued, but unpaid, ad valorem taxes;

(H)
a Perfection Certificate or a supplement to the Perfection Certificate (provided, that so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, Agent shall not request a Perfection Certificate or a supplement to the Perfection Certificate more than once per Fiscal Quarter);

(I)
copies of purchase orders and invoices for Inventory and Equipment acquired by any Loan Party or its Subsidiaries;

(J)
copies of invoices together with corresponding shipping and delivery documents, and credit memos together with corresponding supporting documentation, with respect to invoices and credit memos in excess of an amount determined in the sole discretion of Agent;

(K)
any change in the information provided in the Beneficial Ownership Certification that would result in a change to the list of beneficial owners identified in parts (c) or (d) of such certification; and

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(L)
in connection with any sales or dispositions by the Loan Parties of assets (other than Eligible Cash) included in the Borrowing Base after the date that the Borrowers delivered the most recently delivered Borrowing Base Certificate, an updated Borrowing Base Certificate that reflects the removal of the applicable assets from the Borrowing Base;

(ix)    promptly after any Borrower obtains knowledge thereof, notice of a material portion of Eligible Accounts, Eligible Inventory or Eligible M&E, as the case may be, becoming ineligible under the Borrowing Base;

(x)    promptly after the same become publicly available, copies of all periodic and other reports, proxy statements and other materials filed by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary with the SEC, or any Governmental Authority succeeding to any or all of the functions of the SEC, or with any national securities exchange, as the case may be; provided that any documents required to be delivered pursuant to this Section 5.1(a)(x) shall be deemed to have been delivered on the date on which KAC provides Agent a link to where such documents were filed electronically via EDGAR or such documents have been made publicly available on its website; and

(xi)    promptly following any request therefor, such other information regarding the operations, business affairs and financial condition of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary, or compliance with the terms of this Agreement, as Agent or any Lender, acting through Agent, may reasonably request.

(b)    The Borrowers will use commercially reasonable efforts in cooperation with Agent to facilitate and implement a system of electronic collateral reporting in order to provide electronic reporting of each of the applicable items set forth in this Section 5.1.

5.2    Notices of Material Events.

(a)    The Borrowers will furnish to Agent (for delivery to each Lender) prompt written notice of the following:

(i)    the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default (which notice shall be delivered no later than five Business Days after any Loan Party has any knowledge thereof);

(ii)    receipt of any notice of any governmental investigation or any governmental or other litigation or proceeding commenced or threatened against any Loan Party that (i) could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, (ii) contests any tax, fee, assessment, or other governmental charge in excess of $15,000,000, or (iii) involves any product recall;

(iii)    any Lien (other than Permitted Liens) or claim made or asserted against Collateral having a value in excess of $5,000,000;

(iv)    any loss, damage, or destruction to the Collateral having a book value of $15,000,000 or more, whether or not covered by insurance;

(v)    any and all default notices received under or with respect to any leased location or public warehouse where Collateral is located (which shall be delivered within two Business Days after receipt thereof);

(vi)    the occurrence of any ERISA Event that, alone or together with any other ERISA Events that have occurred, could reasonably be expected to result in liability of the Loan Parties in an aggregate amount exceeding $15,000,000;


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(vii)    receipt of any notice by a holder of any Material Indebtedness that any event of default exists with respect thereto; and

(viii)    any other development, including as a result of any work stoppage, strike or other labor dispute, that results in, or could reasonably be expected to result in, a Material Adverse Effect.

(b)    Each notice delivered under this Section 5.2 shall be accompanied by a statement of a Financial Officer or other executive officer of the Administrative Borrower setting forth in reasonable detail the details of the event or development requiring such notice and any action taken or proposed to be taken with respect thereto.

5.3    Existence; Conduct of Business. Each Loan Party will (a) do or cause to be done all things necessary to preserve, renew and keep in full force and effect its legal existence and the rights, qualifications, licenses, permits, franchises, governmental authorizations, intellectual property rights, licenses and permits material to the conduct of its business, and maintain all requisite authority to conduct its business in each jurisdiction in which its business is conducted, except (i) if (A) in the reasonable business judgment of KAC, it is in the best economic interest of the Loan Parties, taken as a whole, not to preserve and maintain such rights, privileges, qualifications, permits, licenses and franchises, and (B) such failure to preserve the same could not, in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, and (ii) as otherwise permitted in connection with sales of assets permitted by Section 6.5; and (b) carry on and conduct its business in substantially the same manner and in substantially the same fields of enterprise as it is presently conducted.

5.4    Payment of Obligations. Each Loan Party will pay or discharge all Material Indebtedness and all other material liabilities and obligations, including material Taxes, before the same shall become delinquent or in default, except where (a) the validity or amount thereof is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings, (b) such Loan Party has set aside on its books adequate reserves with respect thereto in accordance with GAAP and (c) the failure to make payment pending such contest could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

5.5    Maintenance of Properties. Each Loan Party will keep and maintain all property material to the conduct of its business in good working order and condition, ordinary wear and tear excepted.

5.6    Books and Records; Inspection Rights. Each Loan Party will (a) keep proper books of record and account in accordance with GAAP in which full, true and correct entries are made of all dealings and transactions in relation to its business and activities and (b) permit any representatives designated by Agent or any Lender (including employees of Agent, any Lender or any consultants, accountants, lawyers and appraisers retained by Agent), upon reasonable prior notice, to visit during regular business hours and inspect its properties, to examine and make extracts from its books and records for the purpose of verifying the accuracy of the various reports delivered by the Loan Parties to Agent, and to discuss its affairs, finances and condition with its officers and independent accountants, all at such reasonable times and as often as reasonably requested. The Loan Parties acknowledge that Agent, after exercising its rights of inspection, may prepare and distribute to the Lenders certain Reports pertaining to the Loan Parties’ assets for internal use by Agent and the Lenders.

5.7    Compliance with Laws. Each Loan Party will comply in all material respects all Requirements of Law applicable to it or its property, except any of the foregoing relating to Environmental Laws, which compliance is subject to Section 5.10.


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5.8    Use of Proceeds.

(a)    The proceeds of the Loans and Letters of Credit will be used only (i) to repay amounts outstanding under the Existing Credit Facility, (ii) for general corporate purposes (including Permitted Acquisitions and, subject to the restrictions contained in Section 6.8, repurchases of shares of common stock of KAC) of the Loan Parties in the ordinary course of business and (iii) to pay any related transaction costs, fees and expenses. No part of the proceeds of any Loan and no Letter of Credit will be used, whether directly or indirectly, (i) to purchase or carry any such Margin Stock or (ii) to extend credit to others for the purpose of purchasing or carrying any such Margin Stock, in either case, in any manner or for any purpose that violates any of the Regulations of the Board of Governors, including Regulations T, U and X.

(b)    No part of the proceeds of any Loan and no Letter of Credit will be used, whether directly or indirectly, to make any payments to a Sanctioned Person, to fund any investments, loans or contributions in, or otherwise make such proceeds available to, a Sanctioned Territory or a Sanctioned Person, to fund any operations, activities or business of a Sanctioned Territory or of or with a Sanctioned Person, in each case in violation of Sanctions, or in any other manner that would result in a violation of Sanctions by any Person. No part of the proceeds of any Loan and no Letter of Credit will be used, whether directly or indirectly, 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 Sanctions, Anti-Corruption Laws or Anti-Money Laundering Laws.

5.9    Insurance.

(a)    Each Loan Party will maintain with financially sound and reputable carriers acceptable to Agent in its Permitted Discretion (including, consistent with past practice, insurance companies affiliated with KAC), insurance with respect to their properties and business in such amounts, of such character and against such risks acceptable to Agent in its Permitted Discretion and as are usually maintained by companies engaged in the same or similar business or having comparable properties, and in any case having a coverage which is not materially less than the insurance of such type maintained by the Loan Parties on the Closing Date. All property insurance covering Collateral maintained by the Loan Parties shall name Agent as sole loss payee. All liability insurance maintained by the Loan Parties shall name Agent as additional insured. All such property and liability insurance shall further provide for at least 30 days’ prior written notice (10 days’ prior written notice with respect to cancellation for non-payment of premium or at the request of the insured) to Agent of the cancellation thereof. The Loan Parties will furnish to the Lenders, promptly upon request of Agent, information in reasonable detail as to the insurance so maintained. Within five Business Days (or such longer period as may be agreed to by Agent in its sole discretion) after the Closing Date, the Loan Parties shall furnish to Agent insurance certificates for the liability and property insurance policies naming Agent as additional insured and lender’s loss payee, as applicable, and within 30 days (or such longer period as may be agreed to by Agent in its sole discretion) after the Closing Date, the Loan Parties shall furnish to Agent endorsements to the liability and property insurance policies naming Agent as additional insured and lender’s loss payee, as applicable.

(b)    If at any time the area in which any Real Property that is subject to a Mortgage is located is designated a “flood hazard area” in any Flood Insurance Rate Map published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (or any successor agency), obtain flood insurance in such total amount and on terms that are satisfactory to Agent and all Lenders from time to time, and otherwise comply with the Flood Laws or as is otherwise satisfactory to Agent and all Lenders.


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5.10    Environmental Covenant. Each Loan Party will:

(a)    use and operate all of their respective facilities and properties in material compliance with all Environmental Laws, keep all necessary permits, approvals, certificates, licenses, and other authorizations required by applicable Environmental Laws relating to environmental matters in effect from time to time, and remain in material compliance therewith, and handle all Hazardous Materials in material compliance with all applicable Environmental Laws;
(b)    do the following:

(i)    as soon as possible and in any event not later than 15 Business Days after any Loan Party becomes aware of the receipt thereof, notify Agent and provide copies of all written claims, complaints, notices, or inquiries by a Governmental Authority, or any Person which has commenced a legal proceeding against any of the Loan Parties, relating to material non-compliance by any of the Loan Parties with, or material potential liability of any of the Loan Parties under, Environmental Laws; and

(ii)    with reasonable diligence cure all environmental defects and conditions which are the subject of any actions and proceedings against any of the Loan Parties relating to compliance with Environmental Laws, except to the extent such actions and proceedings (or the obligation of any of the Loan Parties to cure such defects and conditions) are stayed or are being contested by any of the Loan Parties or in good faith by appropriate proceedings; and

(c)    provide such information, access and certifications which Agent may reasonably request from time to time to evidence compliance with this Section 5.10.

5.11    Appraisals. At any time that Agent requests, the Loan Parties will provide Agent with Acceptable Appraisals or updates thereof of their Inventory and Equipment, such Acceptable Appraisals and updates to include, without limitation, information required by applicable Requirements of Law. The Borrowers shall reimburse Agent for all reasonable charges, costs and expenses related to all such appraisals; provided, that so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing during a calendar year, Borrowers shall not be obligated to reimburse Agent (i) for any inventory appraisals in such calendar year if Revolver Usage at all times during such calendar year does not exceed 15% of the Line Cap, (ii) for more than 1 inventory appraisal in such calendar year if Revolver Usage at any time during such calendar year exceeds 15% of the Line Cap (increasing to 2 inventory appraisals if an Increased Reporting Event has occurred during such calendar year), (iii) subject to the other terms of this Section 5.11, for any equipment appraisals in such calendar year if Revolver Usage at all times during such calendar year does not exceed 15% of the Line Cap, and (iv) subject to the other terms of this Section 5.11, for more than 1 equipment appraisal in such calendar year if Revolver Usage at any time during such calendar year exceeds 15% of the Line Cap (increasing to 2 equipment appraisals if an Increased Reporting Event has occurred during such calendar year), in each case, except for appraisals conducted in connection with a proposed Permitted Acquisition (whether or not consummated); and provided, further, that there shall be no limitation on the number or frequency of appraisals that shall be at the sole expense of the Borrowers if any Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing. The Borrowers shall reimburse Agent for all reasonable charges, costs and expenses related to the initial appraisals of the M&E included in the PP&E Component and to any appraisal of M&E of the kind described in the definition of “PP&E Component” in connection with a Borrower-requested reset of the NOLV of Eligible M&E.

5.12    Field Examinations. At any time that Agent requests, the Loan Parties will allow Agent to conduct field examinations or updates thereof to ensure the adequacy of Collateral included in any Borrowing Base and related reporting and control systems, and prepared on a basis satisfactory to Agent, such field examinations and updates to include, without limitation, information required by applicable Requirements of Law. The Borrowers shall reimburse Agent for all reasonable charges, costs and expenses

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related to all such field examinations; provided that so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing during a calendar year, Borrowers shall not be obligated to reimburse Agent for more than 1 field examination in such calendar year (increasing to 2 field examinations if an Increased Reporting Event has occurred during such calendar year), except for field examinations conducted in connection with a proposed Permitted Acquisition (whether or not consummated); and provided, further, that there shall be no limitation on the number or frequency of field examinations that shall be at the sole expense of the Borrowers if any Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing.

5.13    Depository Banks. Each of the Loan Parties will maintain one or more of the Lenders or other banks that are acceptable to Agent as its principal depository bank, including for the maintenance of operating, administrative, cash management, collection activity, and other deposit accounts for the conduct of its business.

5.14    Additional Collateral; Further Assurances.

(a)    Subject to applicable Requirements of Law, each Loan Party shall cause each of its domestic Significant Subsidiaries formed or acquired after the date of this Agreement to become a Loan Party by executing a Joinder. Upon execution and delivery of a Joinder, each such Person (i) if intended to become a Borrower, shall automatically become a Borrower hereunder and thereupon shall have all of the rights, benefits, duties, and obligations in such capacity under the Loan Documents and (ii) will grant Liens to Agent (for the benefit of the Lender Group and the Bank Product Providers ) in any property of such Loan Party which constitutes Collateral. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a Subsidiary is acquired through a Permitted Acquisition such Subsidiary shall not be required to become a Loan Party so long as KAC delivers notice to Agent prior to the Permitted Acquisition that such acquired Subsidiary would not become a Loan Party; provided, that each Subsidiary so acquired that does not become a Loan Party shall not be included in the calculation of the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for any period if such Subsidiary, together with all other Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties, account for greater than 15% of the consolidated EBITDA of KAC and its Subsidiaries for such period.

(b)    Without limiting the foregoing, each Loan Party will execute and deliver, or cause to be executed and delivered, to Agent such documents, agreements and instruments (including policies of title insurance, flood certification documentation or other documentation with respect to all Real Property owned in fee and subject to a Mortgage), and will take or cause to be taken such further actions (including the filing and recording of financing statements and other documents and such other actions or deliveries of the type required by Section 3.1, as applicable), which may be required by law or which Agent may, from time to time, reasonably request to carry out the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and to ensure perfection and priority of the Liens created or intended to be created by the Loan Documents, all at the expense of the Borrowers.

(c)    Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement (including this Section 5.14) or in any other Loan Document, (i) Agent shall not accept delivery of any Mortgage from any Loan Party unless each of the Lenders has received 45 days’ prior written notice thereof and Agent has received confirmation from each Lender that such Lender has completed its flood insurance diligence, has received copies of all flood insurance documentation and has confirmed that flood insurance compliance has been completed as required by the Flood Laws or as otherwise satisfactory to such Lender and (ii) Agent shall not accept delivery of any joinder to any Loan Document with respect to any Subsidiary of any Loan Party that is not a Loan Party, if such Subsidiary that qualifies as a “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation unless such Subsidiary has delivered a Beneficial Ownership Certification in relation to such Subsidiary and Agent has completed its Patriot Act searches, OFAC/PEP searches and customary individual background checks for such Subsidiary, the results of which shall be satisfactory to Agent.


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(d)    Any document, agreement, or instrument executed or issued pursuant to this Section 5.14 shall constitute a Loan Document.

5.15    [Reserved].

5.16    Location of Inventory and M&E; Chief Executive Office. Each Loan Party will keep (a) its Inventory and M&E only at the locations identified on Schedule 4.24 to this Agreement (provided that Borrowers may amend Schedule 4.24 to this Agreement so long as such amendment occurs by written notice to Agent not less than ten days prior to the date on which such Inventory or M&E is moved to such new location and so long as Agent has consented to such amendment and such new location is within the continental United States), and (b) their respective chief executive offices only at the locations identified on Schedule 7 to the Guaranty and Security Agreement. Each Loan Party will use its commercially reasonable efforts to obtain Collateral Access Agreements for each of the locations identified on Schedule 7 to the Guaranty and Security Agreement and Schedule 4.24 to this Agreement.

5.17    OFAC; Sanctions; Anti-Corruption Laws; Anti-Money Laundering Laws. Each Loan Party will, and will cause each of its Subsidiaries to comply with all applicable Sanctions, Anti-Corruption Laws and Anti-Money Laundering Laws. Each of the Loan Parties and its Subsidiaries shall implement and maintain in effect policies and procedures designed to promote compliance by the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and Affiliates with all Sanctions, Anti-Corruption Laws and Anti-Money Laundering Laws.

5.18    Post-Closing Obligations. Within 30 days after the Closing Date (or such later date as Agent may agree in writing), the Loan Parties will deliver to Agent each of the following documents, in form and substance satisfactory to Agent, duly executed and delivered: (a) a master intercompany demand note between the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries, and (b) an intercompany subordination agreement between Agent and the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries.

6.    NEGATIVE COVENANTS.

Each Borrower covenants and agrees that, until the termination of all of the Commitments and the payment in full of the Obligations:

6.1    Indebtedness.

(a)    No Loan Party will create, incur or suffer to exist any Indebtedness, except:

(i)    the Obligations;

(ii)    Indebtedness existing on the Closing Date hereof and set forth in Schedule 6.1(a)(ii), and extensions, renewals and replacements of any such Indebtedness in accordance with Section 6.1(a)(vi) hereof;

(iii)    Indebtedness of any Loan Party to any other Loan Party; provided that such Indebtedness shall be subordinated to the Obligations on terms reasonably satisfactory to Agent;

(iv)    Guarantees by any Loan Party of Indebtedness of any other Loan Party or any Subsidiary; provided that (i) the Indebtedness so Guaranteed is permitted by this Section 6.1, (ii) Guarantees by any Loan Party of Indebtedness of any Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party shall be subject to Section 6.4 and (iii) Guarantees permitted under this Section 6.1(a)(iv) shall be subordinated to the Obligations of the applicable Loan Party on the same terms to the extent that the Indebtedness so Guaranteed is subordinated to the Obligations;

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(v)    Indebtedness of any Loan Party set forth in Schedule 6.1(a)(v) that was incurred to finance the acquisition, construction or improvement of any fixed or capital assets (whether or not constituting purchase money Indebtedness), including Finance Lease Obligations and any Indebtedness assumed in connection with the acquisition of any such assets or secured by a Lien on any such assets prior to the acquisition thereof, and extensions, renewals and replacements of any such Indebtedness in accordance with Section 6.1(a)(vi) hereof;
(vi)    Indebtedness which represents an extension, refinancing, replacement or renewal (such Indebtedness being so extended, refinanced, replaced or renewed being referred to herein as the “Refinance Indebtedness”) of any of the Indebtedness described in Sections 6.1(a)(ii), 6.1(a)(v) and 6.1(a)(xv) hereof (such Indebtedness being referred to herein as the “Original Indebtedness”); provided that (A) such Refinance Indebtedness does not increase the principal amount of the Original Indebtedness (except in an amount equal to any prepayment premiums, fees or similar amounts payable in respect of the Original Indebtedness) or increase the interest rate thereof above then-prevailing market rates as determined in good faith by KAC, (B) any Liens securing such Refinance Indebtedness are not extended to any additional property of any Loan Party unless such Lien otherwise constitutes a Permitted Encumbrance, (C) no Loan Party that is not originally obligated with respect to such Original Indebtedness is required to become obligated with respect thereto, (D) such Refinance Indebtedness does not result in a shortening of the average weighted maturity of such Original Indebtedness, (E) the terms of such Refinance Indebtedness other than fees, interest, and other economic terms are not less favorable, when taken as a whole, to the obligor thereunder than the terms of such Original Indebtedness and (F) if such Original Indebtedness was subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations, then the terms and conditions of the Refinance Indebtedness must include subordination terms and conditions that are at least as favorable to Agent and the Lenders as those that were applicable to such Original Indebtedness;
(vii)    Indebtedness owed to any Person providing workers’ compensation, health, disability or other employee benefits or property, casualty or liability insurance, pursuant to reimbursement or indemnification obligations to such Person, in each case incurred in the ordinary course of business;
(viii)    Indebtedness in respect of performance bonds, bid bonds, appeal bonds, surety bonds and similar obligations, in each case provided in the ordinary course of business;
(ix)    Indebtedness in respect of obligations pursuant to any Permitted Commodity Swap Agreement;
(x)    Indebtedness in respect of advance payments by customers under purchase contracts in the ordinary course of business by the applicable Loan Party;
(xi)    Indebtedness owed to any Lender or Affiliate thereof in respect of any Banking Services Obligations;
(xii)    Indebtedness incurred by any Loan Party under Hedge Agreements entered into in accordance with Section 6.7;
(xiii)    the endorsement, in the ordinary course of collection, of negotiable instruments payable to it or its order;
(xiv)    Indebtedness secured by non-working capital assets of any Person that becomes a Loan Party after the date hereof pursuant to a Permitted Acquisition or other Investment permitted under this Agreement; provided that (i) such Indebtedness exists at the time such Person becomes a Subsidiary and is not created in contemplation of or in connection with such Person becoming a

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Subsidiary and (ii) the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness permitted by this clause (xiv) shall not exceed $100,000,000 at any time outstanding;
(xv)    other Indebtedness incurred after the Closing Date in an aggregate principal amount, together with the aggregate consideration for all sale and leaseback transactions consummated after the Closing Date, not exceeding $200,000,000 at any time outstanding; provided that to the extent any such Indebtedness is secured by any property or assets of the Loan Parties, (x) such security shall not attach to all or any part of the Collateral and (y) to the extent reasonably requested by Agent, the holders of such secured Indebtedness shall enter into an intercreditor agreement with respect thereto;
(xvi)    Indebtedness owing from a Loan Party to another Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party so long as such Indebtedness is unsecured and subordinated to the Obligations on terms reasonably satisfactory to Agent; and
(xvii)    unsecured Indebtedness in an unlimited amount, so long as at the time any such unsecured Indebtedness is incurred the Payment Condition is satisfied.
(b)    The amounts permitted by Sections 6.1(a)(ii) and 6.1(a)(xv) shall not include those obligations under operating leases that are required to be capitalized on the balance sheet as a liability, in accordance with GAAP.

6.2    Liens.

(a)    No Loan Party will create, incur, assume or permit to exist any Lien on any Collateral, or assign or sell any income or revenues (including accounts receivable) or rights in respect of any thereof, except:

(i)    Liens created pursuant to any Loan Document;

(ii)    Permitted Encumbrances;
    
(iii)    any Lien on any Collateral existing on the Closing Date and set forth in Schedule 6.2; provided that (i) such Lien shall not apply to any other property or asset forming a part of the Collateral and (ii) such Lien shall secure only those obligations which it secures on the date hereof and extensions, renewals and replacements thereof that do not increase the outstanding principal amount thereof;

(iv)    any Lien existing on any Collateral (other than Accounts, Inventory and Equipment) prior to the acquisition thereof by any Loan Party, including as a result of merger or consolidation with any Loan Party that is permitted pursuant to Section 6.3, or existing on any Collateral (other than Accounts and Inventory) of any Person that becomes a Loan Party after the date hereof prior to the time such Person becomes a Loan Party; provided that (i) such Lien is not created in contemplation of or in connection with such acquisition, merger or consolidation or such Person becoming a Loan Party and (ii) such Lien shall secure only those obligations which it secures on the date of such acquisition or the date such Person becomes a Loan Party and extensions, renewals and replacements thereof that do not increase the outstanding principal amount thereof;

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(vi)    Liens securing a judgment for the payment of money and not constituting an Event of Default under clause (k) of Section 8; and

(vii)    Liens on Equipment not constituting Collateral; provided that such Equipment is clearly identified as not being included in the Borrowing Base and clearly identified as Equipment that does not constitute Collateral.

(b)    Notwithstanding the foregoing, none of the Permitted Liens may at any time attach to any Borrower’s Accounts or Inventory, other than those permitted under clause (a) of the definition of Permitted Encumbrance, Section 6.2(a)(i) above and, in the case of Inventory only, Liens of landlords and warehousemen that arise in the ordinary course of business under the Requirements of Law and secure obligations not overdue by more than 30 days or are being contested in compliance with Section 5.4.

6.3    Fundamental Changes.

(a)    No Loan Party will merge into or consolidate with any other Person, or permit any other Person to merge into or consolidate with it, or liquidate or dissolve, except that, if at the time thereof and immediately after giving effect thereto no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing (i) any Loan Party may dissolve, merge or liquidate with or into any other Loan Party and (ii) Subsidiary may merge into any Loan Party in a transaction in which such Loan Party is the surviving corporation.

(b)    No Loan Party will change its classification/status for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

(c)    No Loan Party will, and no Loan Party will permit any of its Subsidiaries to, modify or change its fiscal year or its method of accounting (other than as may be required to conform to GAAP).

6.4    Investments, Loans, Advances, Guarantees and Acquisitions.

(a)    No Loan Party will purchase, hold or acquire (including pursuant to any merger) any Equity Interests, evidences of indebtedness or other securities (including any option, warrant or other right to acquire any of the foregoing) of, make or permit to exist any loans or advances to, Guarantee any obligations of, or make or permit to exist any investment or any other interest in, any other Person, or purchase or otherwise acquire (in one transaction or a series of transactions) any assets of any other Person constituting a business unit, whether through purchase of assets, merger or otherwise, or make a deposit or advance payment for any such purchase, holding, acquisition or other transaction (all the foregoing, “Investments”), except:

(i)    Permitted Investments;

(ii)    Investments in existence on the date of this Agreement and described in Schedule 6.4, together with modifications, extensions and renewals thereof;

(iii)    Investments by the Loan Parties in Equity Interests in their respective Subsidiaries;

(iv)    loans or advances made by any Loan Party to any other Loan Party; provided that the amount of such loans and advances made by Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties shall be subordinated to the Obligations on terms reasonably satisfactory to Agent;

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(vi)    loans or advances made by a Loan Party to its employees in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practices for travel and entertainment expenses, relocation costs and similar purposes up to a maximum of $5,000,000 in the aggregate at any one time outstanding;

(vii)    subject to Section 7 of the Guaranty and Security Agreement, notes payable, or stock or other securities issued by Account Debtors to a Loan Party pursuant to negotiated agreements with respect to settlement of such Account Debtor’s Accounts in the ordinary course of business, consistent with past practices;

(viii)    Investments in the form of Hedge Agreements permitted by Section 6.7;

(ix)    Investments of any Person existing at the time such Person becomes a Loan Party or consolidates or merges with a Loan Party (including in connection with a Permitted Acquisition) so long as such investments were not made in contemplation of such Person becoming a Loan Party or of such merger;

(x)    Investments received in connection with the dispositions of assets permitted by Section 6.5;

(xi)    Permitted Acquisitions and down payments or escrow deposits made in respect of a transaction that would be a Permitted Acquisition; provided that on the date any such down payment or escrow deposit is made, the Payment Condition must be satisfied;

(xii)    loans or advances to directors, officers or employees of any Loan Party, the proceeds of which are concurrently used to purchase Equity Interests in a Loan Party;

(xiii)    advances and loans to, and Investments in, any Subsidiary or Affiliate of the Loan Parties in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practices, so long as the Payment Condition is satisfied;

(xiv)    Investments in the form of advance payments in connection with any Permitted Commodity Swap Agreement;

(xv)    contribution payments made to the Salaried VEBA Trusts pursuant to an agreement between the Salaried VEBA Trust and KAC;

(xvi)    Investments constituting deposits described in clauses (c) and (d) of the definition of the term “Permitted Encumbrances”; and

(xvii)    other Investments (other than acquisitions) so long as the Payment Condition is satisfied.

(b)    The average maturity for the Permitted Investments of the Loan Parties, taken as a whole, shall not exceed 36 months from the date of acquisition thereof.

6.5    Asset Sales. No Loan Party will sell, transfer, lease or otherwise dispose of any asset, including any Equity Interest owned by it, except:

(a)    sales, transfers and dispositions of (i) Inventory in the ordinary course of business, and (ii) used, obsolete, worn out or surplus equipment or property in the ordinary course of business;

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(c)    sales, transfers and dispositions of accounts receivable in connection with the compromise, settlement or collection thereof;

(d)    sales, transfers and dispositions of Permitted Investments;

(e)    sale and leaseback transactions permitted by Section 6.6;

(f)    dispositions resulting from any casualty or other insured damage to, or any taking under power of eminent domain or by condemnation or similar proceeding of, any property or asset of any Loan Party;

(g)    non-exclusive licenses of intellectual property in the ordinary course of business;

(h)    transfer of assets as a contribution to a joint venture so long as such contribution constitutes an Investment permitted by Section 6.4(a)(xvii); provided that the asset so transferred is not part of the Borrowing Base at the time of such contribution; and

(i)    sales, transfers and other dispositions of assets (other than the sale of Equity Interests that would result in a Change in Control) that are not permitted by any other part of this Section 6.5, provided