Exhibit 10.1

 

 

 

CREDIT AGREEMENT

 

dated as of January 31, 2019

 

by and among

 

PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODUCTS CORPORATION and MACDERMID, INCORPORATED,
as Borrowers,

 

THE GUARANTORS FROM TIME TO TIME PARTY HERETO,

 

The Lenders AND L/C ISSUERS FROM TIME TO TIME Party HeretO,

 

BARCLAYS BANK PLC,
as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent

 

and

 

CREDIT SUISSE LOAN FUNDING LLC,

as Syndication Agent

 

 

 

CREDIT SUISSE LOAN FUNDING LLC, BARCLAYS BANK PLC, UBS SECURITIES LLC, HSBC SECURITIES (USA) INC., CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS INC., DEUTSCHE BANK SECURITIES INC., GOLDMAN SACHS BANK USA, NOMURA SECURITIES INTERNATIONAL, INC. and WELLS FARGO SECURITIES, LLC,
as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

    Page
     
ARTICLE I DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS 1
     
1.01 Defined Terms 1
1.02 Other Interpretive Provisions 50
1.03 Accounting Terms 50
1.04 Rounding 51
1.05 References to Agreements and Laws 51
1.06 Times of Day 51
1.07 Letter of Credit Amounts 51
1.08 Conversion of Foreign Currencies 51
1.09 Divisions 52
1.10 Limited Condition Transactions 52
     
ARTICLE II THE COMMITMENTS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS 53
     
2.01 The Loans 53
2.02 Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Loans 53
2.03 Letters of Credit 55
2.04 [Reserved] 63
2.05 Prepayments 63
2.06 Termination or Reduction of Commitments 67
2.07 Repayment of Loans 67
2.08 Interest 68
2.09 Fees 68
2.10 Computation of Interest and Fees 69
2.11 Evidence of Indebtedness 69
2.12 Payments Generally 70
2.13 Sharing of Payments 71
2.14 Incremental Facilities 72
2.15 Defaulting Lender 75
2.16 Extension of Term Loans and Revolving Credit Commitments 79
     
ARTICLE III TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY 82
     
3.01 Taxes 82
3.02 Illegality 83
3.03 Inability to Determine Rates 84
3.04 Increased Cost and Reduced Return; Capital Adequacy; Reserves on Eurocurrency Rate Loans 85
3.05 Funding Losses 86
3.06 Matters Applicable to all Requests for Compensation. 86
3.07 Pro Rata Treatment 86
3.08 Survival 87

 

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ARTICLE IV GUARANTY 87
     
4.01 The Guaranty 87
4.02 Obligations Unconditional 87
4.03 Reinstatement 88
4.04 Certain Additional Waivers 88
4.05 Remedies 88
4.06 Rights of Contribution 88
4.07 Guarantee of Payment; Continuing Guarantee 89
4.08 Keepwell 89
     
ARTICLE V CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO CREDIT EXTENSIONS 89
     
5.01 Conditions to Initial Credit Extension 89
5.02 Conditions to all Credit Extensions 91
     
ARTICLE VI REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES 92
     
6.01 Existence, Qualification and Power; Compliance with Laws 92
6.02 Authorization; No Contravention 92
6.03 Governmental Authorization; Other Consents 92
6.04 Binding Effect 92
6.05 Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect 93
6.06 Litigation 93
6.07 No Default 93
6.08 Properties 93
6.09 Environmental Compliance 94
6.10 Insurance 95
6.11 Taxes 95
6.12 ERISA Compliance 95
6.13 Subsidiaries; Equity Interests 96
6.14 Margin Regulations; Investment Company Act 96
6.15 Disclosure 96
6.16 Compliance with Laws 97
6.17 Intellectual Property; Licenses, Etc. 97
6.18 Solvency 97
6.19 Casualty, Etc. 97
6.20 Perfection, Etc. 97
6.21 Swap Obligations 97
6.22 Labor Matters 98
6.23 OFAC and Anti-Corruption Laws 98
6.24 Senior Indebtedness 98
     
ARTICLE VII AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS 99
     
7.01 Financial Statements 99
7.02 Certificates; Other Information 100
7.03 Notices 101
7.04 Payment of Obligations 101
7.05 Preservation of Existence, Etc. 102
7.06 Maintenance of Properties 102
7.07 Maintenance of Insurance 102
7.08 Compliance with Laws 102

 

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7.09 Books and Records 102
7.10 Inspection Rights 102
7.11 Use of Proceeds 103
7.12 Additional Guarantees and Collateral 103
7.13 Compliance with Environmental Laws 106
7.14 Further Assurances 106
7.15 Collateral and Guarantee Limitations 106
7.16 Credit Rating 107
7.17 Post-Closing Matters 107
7.18 OFAC and Anti-Corruption Laws 108
     
ARTICLE VIII NEGATIVE COVENANTS 108
     
8.01 Liens 108
8.02 Indebtedness 110
8.03 Fundamental Changes 114
8.04 Dispositions 115
8.05 Restricted Payments 116
8.06 Change in Nature of Business 118
8.07 Transactions with Affiliates 118
8.08 Burdensome Agreements 119
8.09 Use of Proceeds 120
8.10 Financial Covenant 120
8.11 Amendments of Organization Documents and Certain Other Agreements 121
8.12 Accounting Changes 122
8.13 Sale and Leaseback Transactions 122
8.14 No Other “Designated Senior Indebtedness” 122
     
ARTICLE IX EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES 122
     
9.01 Events of Default 122
9.02 Remedies Upon Event of Default 124
9.03 Application of Funds 125
     
ARTICLE X THE AGENTS AND THE ARRANGERS 126
     
10.01 Appointment and Authority 126
10.02 Delegation of Duties 126
10.03 Rights as a Lender 126
10.04 Exculpatory Provisions 126
10.05 Reliance by Agents 127
10.06 Non-Reliance on Agents and Other Lenders 128
10.07 Resignation of Agent 128
10.08 Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim 128
10.09 Collateral and Guaranty Matters 129
10.10 No Other Duties, Etc. 130
10.11 Certain ERISA Matters 130

 

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ARTICLE XI MISCELLANEOUS 131
     
11.01 Amendments, Etc. 131
11.02 Notices and Other Communications; Facsimile Copies 133
11.03 No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies 135
11.04 Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver 135
11.05 Payments Set Aside 136
11.06 Successors and Assigns 137
11.07 Confidentiality 142
11.08 Setoff 143
11.09 Interest Rate Limitation 143
11.10 Counterparts 143
11.11 Integration 143
11.12 Survival of Representations and Warranties 143
11.13 Severability 144
11.14 Tax Forms 144
11.15 Replacement of Lenders 145
11.16 Governing Law 146
11.17 Binding Effect 147
11.18 Waiver of Right to Trial by Jury 147
11.19 USA PATRIOT Act Notice 147
11.20 Waiver of Notice of Termination 147
11.21 Headings 147
11.22 Joint and Several Obligations 148
11.23 Judgment Currency 149
11.24 Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions 149

 

SCHEDULES    
     
1.01(a) Existing Letters of Credit  
1.01(c) Mortgaged Properties  
1.01(d) Existing Investments  
1.01(e) Dormant Subsidiaries  
1.01(f) Subsidiary Guarantors  
1.01(g) Immaterial Subsidiaries  
2.01 Commitments and Pro Rata Shares  
6.06 Litigation  
6.09 Environmental Matters  
6.12 ERISA  
6.13 Subsidiaries  
6.17 Intellectual Property Matters  
6.22 Labor Matters  
7.17 Post-Closing Matters  
8.01(c) Existing Liens  
8.02 Existing Indebtedness  
8.04 Certain Dispositions  
11.02 Administrative Agent’s Office, Certain Addresses for Notices  

 

EXHIBITS

 

A Assignment and Assumption
B Committed Loan Notice
C Compliance Certificate
D Solvency Certificate

 

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E Perfection Certificate
F Pledge and Security Agreement
G Subsidiary Joinder Agreement
H-1 Term Loan Note
H-2 Revolving Credit Note
I Prepayment Notice

 

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CREDIT AGREEMENT

 

This Credit Agreement is entered into as of January 31, 2019 by and among Platform Specialty Products Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“PSP”), MacDermid, Incorporated, a Connecticut corporation (“MacDermid”), the Guarantors from time to time party hereto, the lenders from time to time party hereto (collectively, the “Lenders” and, individually, a “Lender”), the L/C Issuers from time to time party hereto and Barclays Bank PLC, as administrative agent (in such capacity and together with its successors, the “Administrative Agent”) and collateral agent (in such capacity and together with its successors, the “Collateral Agent”) and Credit Suisse Loan Funding LLC, as syndication agent (in such capacity, the “Syndication Agent”).

 

WHEREAS, PSP has requested that, substantially simultaneously with the consummation of the Arysta Sale, (a) the Term Loan Lenders extend Initial Term Loans in an aggregate principal amount of $750,000,000, (b) the Revolving Credit Lenders provide Initial Revolving Credit Commitments in an aggregate principal amount of $330,000,000 and (c) the L/C Issuers agree to issue Letters of Credit in an aggregate amount available to be drawn not in excess of the Letter of Credit Sublimit; and

 

WHEREAS, the Lenders and the L/C Issuers are willing to provide such extensions of credit, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

 

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements herein contained, the parties hereto covenant and agree as follows:

 

ARTICLE I
DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS

 

1.01       Defined Terms. As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:

 

2022 Senior Notes” means those certain 6.50% senior notes due 2022 denominated in Dollars issued pursuant to the terms of the 2022/2023 Senior Notes Indenture.

 

2022/2023 Senior Notes Indenture” means that certain Indenture, dated February 2, 2015, among PSPC Escrow Corp., Computershare Trust Company, N.A., as trustee, and Société Générale Bank & Trust, as paying agent, registrar and transfer agent for the 2023 Senior Notes, governing the 2022 Senior Notes and the 2023 Senior Notes, as amended by that certain First Supplemental Indenture, dated February 13, 2015, among PSP, the Initial Guarantors named therein, Computershare Trust Company, N.A., as trustee, and Société Générale Bank & Trust, as paying agent, registrar and transfer agent, and as further amended by that certain Second Supplemental Indenture, dated May 20, 2015, that certain Third Supplemental Indenture, dated January 26, 2016, and that certain Fourth Supplemental Indenture, dated April 13, 2016, each as among PSP, each of the subsidiaries of PSP identified as a “Subsequent Guarantor” on the signature pages thereto, the other guarantors named therein, Computershare Trust Company, N.A., as trustee, and Société Générale Bank & Trust, as paying agent, registrar and transfer agent.

 

2023 Senior Notes” means those certain 6.00% senior notes due 2023 denominated in Euros issued pursuant to the terms of the 2022/2023 Senior Notes Indenture.

 

2025 Senior Notes” means those certain 5.875% senior notes due 2025 denominated in Dollars issued pursuant to the terms of the 2025 Senior Notes Indenture.

 

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2025 Senior Notes Indenture” means that certain Indenture, dated November 24, 2017, among PSP, the guarantors named therein and Computershare Trust Company, N.A., as trustee for the 2025 Senior Notes.

 

Acquired Entity” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Permitted Acquisition”.

 

Acquired Indebtedness” means with respect to any specified Person (i) Indebtedness of any other Person existing at the time such other Person is merged with or into or became a Subsidiary of such specified Person, provided such Indebtedness is not incurred (x) in connection with, or in contemplation of, such other Person merging with or into, or becoming a Subsidiary of, such specified Person or (y) for purposes of financing the acquisition of such other Person; and (ii) Indebtedness that is secured by a Lien encumbering any asset acquired by such specified Person.

 

Additional Borrower” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).

 

Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate” means, for any Interest Period, an interest rate per annum equal to the greater of (a) 0.00% per annum and (b) the product of (A) the Eurocurrency Rate in effect for such Interest Period and (B) Statutory Reserves.

 

Administrative Agent” has the meaning specified in the preamble hereto.

 

Administrative Agent’s Office” means the Administrative Agent’s address and, as appropriate, account as set forth on Schedule 11.02, or such other address or account as the Administrative Agent may from time to time notify PSP and the Lenders.

 

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

 

Advisory Agreement” means the Advisory Services Agreement, dated as of October 31, 2013 between PSP and Mariposa Capital, LLC.

 

Affiliate” means, with respect to any Person, another Person (other than, in the case of the Loan Parties, a Subsidiary of such Person) that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, Governs or is Governed by or is under common Governance with the Person specified. “Govern” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of a Person, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise. “Governing” and “Governed” have meanings correlative thereto.

 

Agent Parties” has the meaning specified in Section 11.02(c).

 

Agents” has the meaning specified in Section 10.01(b).

 

Agreement” means this Credit Agreement.

 

Alternate Currency LIBO Rate” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Eurocurrency Rate”.

 

Alternative Currency” means, (x) with respect to Revolving Credit Loans, Yen, Euros and Pounds Sterling and (y) with respect to a New Term Loan Facility, Euros and Pounds Sterling.

 

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Anti-Corruption Laws” means the (i) United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, (ii) the United Kingdom Bribery Act of 2010 and any applicable anti-bribery or anti-corruption related provisions and/or anti-bribery, and corruption and/or anti-money laundering laws of any jurisdiction in which a Borrower conducts business.

 

Anticipated Cure Deadline” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 8.10(b).

 

Applicable Rate” means (a) with respect to any Initial Term Loan that is (i) a Eurocurrency Rate Loan, 2.25% per annum and (ii) a Base Rate Loan, 1.25% per annum, (b) with respect to any Revolving Credit Loan that is (i) a Eurocurrency Rate Loan, 2.25% per annum and (ii) a Base Rate Loan, 1.25% per annum, (c) with respect to the Letter of Credit Fees, 2.25% per annum and (d) with respect to the Commitment Fees, (i) until delivery of a Compliance Certificate for the first full fiscal quarter ending after the Closing Date, 0.50% per annum and (ii) at any time thereafter, (x) 0.50% per annum if the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio as of the most recent determination date is greater than 1.50 to 1.00 or (y) 0.375% per annum if the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio as of the most recent determination date is less than or equal to 1.50 to 1.00.

 

Approved Fund” has the meaning specified in Section 11.06(g).

 

Approved Member State” means each of the following: Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

 

Arrangers” means Credit Suisse Loan Funding LLC, Barclays Bank PLC, UBS Securities LLC, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Nomura Securities International, Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC.

 

Arysta Sale” means the sale by PSP of its agricultural solutions business, which consists of Arysta LifeScience Inc. and its subsidiaries, to UPL Corporation Ltd. or an Affiliate thereof.

 

Arysta Sale Agreement” means the Share Purchase Agreement dated July 20, 2018 by and between PSP, as the seller, and UPL Corporation Ltd. as the purchaser.

 

Asset Sale” means the Disposition (by way of merger, casualty, condemnation or otherwise) by PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries to any Person other than a Loan Party of (a) any Equity Interests of any Restricted Subsidiary (other than directors’ qualifying shares and employee options granted in the ordinary course of business) or (b) any other assets of PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, including Equity Interests of any Person that is not a Subsidiary (other than (i) inventory disposed of in the ordinary course of business or the disposition of excess, damaged, obsolete, worn out or no longer needed assets, scrap and Cash Equivalents, (ii) dispositions between Restricted Subsidiaries permitted by Section 8.04(c), clause (c) of the definition of “Permitted Intercompany Transaction” with respect to dispositions or acquisitions of any Subsidiary of a Borrower that is not a Loan Party or clause (d) of the definition of “Permitted Intercompany Transaction” relating to Dispositions with respect to any Excluded Subsidiary), (iii) dispositions permitted by Section 8.04(h) and dispositions of non-core assets acquired in connection with any Permitted Acquisition or Investment permitted hereunder and (iv) any Permitted Sale Leaseback Transaction); provided that any asset sale or series of related asset sales described above having a value not in excess of $5,000,000 in any single transaction or series of related transactions shall be deemed not to be an “Asset Sale” for purposes of this Agreement and provided further that the Arysta Sale shall not be deemed to be an “Asset Sale” for purposes of this Agreement.

 

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Assignee Group” means, with respect to any Lender, such Lender’s Affiliates and Approved Funds with respect to such Lender.

 

Assignment and Assumption” means an Assignment and Assumption substantially in the form of Exhibit A or such other form approved by the Administrative Agent.

 

Attorney Costs” means and includes all reasonable fees, expenses and disbursements of any law firm or other external counsel.

 

Attributable Indebtedness” means, on any date, (a) in respect of any capital lease of any Person, the capitalized amount thereof that would appear on a balance sheet of such Person prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP and (b) in respect of any Synthetic Lease Obligation, as of any date of determination, the total obligation (discounted to present value at the rate of interest implicit in the lease included in such transaction) of the lessee for rental payments (other than accounts required to be paid on account of property taxes, maintenance, repairs, insurance, assessments, utilities, operating and labor costs and other items which do not constitute payments for property rights) during the remaining portion of the term (including extensions which are at the sole option of the lessor) of the lease included in such transaction (in the case of any lease which is terminable by the lessee upon the payment of a penalty, such rental obligation shall also include the amount of such penalty, but no rent shall be considered as required to be paid under such lease subsequent to the first date upon which it may be so terminated).

 

Audited Financial Statements” means the audited consolidated balance sheet of PSP and its then Restricted Subsidiaries for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2017, December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015 and the related consolidated statements of income or operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows for such fiscal year of PSP and its then Restricted Subsidiaries, including the notes thereto.

 

Auto-Renewal Letter of Credit” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(b)(iii).

 

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Available Amount” means, on any date of determination (the “Reference Date”), an amount (which shall not be less than zero) determined on a cumulative basis equal to the sum of (without duplication): an amount equal to (i) $100,000,000 plus (ii) Net Cash Proceeds from any sale or issuance of Equity Interests of PSP (excluding Disqualified Stock) to the extent such Net Cash Proceeds are received by PSP after the Closing Date (other than any Net Cash Proceeds (x) from any Cure Amount, (y) to the extent such Net Cash Proceeds have been used to build any other basket for the incurrence of Indebtedness or the making of any Investment or Restricted Payment or (z) from the sale of any Equity Interests to any employee, director, officer, manager or consultant of PSP, any direct or indirect parent of PSP and any Subsidiary of PSP), plus (iii) Net Cash Proceeds of Indebtedness and Disqualified Stock of PSP, in each case, issued after the Closing Date, which has been exchanged or converted into Equity Interests (excluding Disqualified Stock) of PSP (other than with respect to any such exchange or conversion involving the sale or issuance of Equity Interests to any employee, director, officer, manager or consultant of PSP, any direct or indirect parent of PSP and any Subsidiary of PSP), plus (iv)(x) the cumulative amount of Excess Cash Flow for all fiscal years of PSP completed after the Closing Date (commencing with the fiscal year ending on December 31, 2019) and prior to the Reference Date minus (y) the portion of such Excess Cash Flow that has been (or will be) after the Closing Date and on or prior to the Reference Date required to be offered to prepay the Loans in accordance with Section 2.05(b) (without giving effect to any dollar-for-dollar reduction in respect of voluntary prepayments of the Loans as therein provided), plus (v) to the extent not (A) included in Consolidated Net Income or (B) already reflected as a return of capital with respect to such Investment for purposes of determining the amount of such Investment, the aggregate amount of all cash dividends and other cash distributions received by any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary from any Unrestricted Subsidiaries during the period from and including the Business Day immediately following the Closing Date and prior to the Reference Date in respect of Investments made by the Borrowers or any Restricted Subsidiary in reliance on the Available Amount, plus (vi) to the extent not (A) included in Consolidated Net Income or (B) already reflected as a return of capital with respect to such Investment for purposes of determining the amount of such Investment, the Investments of the Borrowers and their Restricted Subsidiaries in any Unrestricted Subsidiary that has been re-designated as a Restricted Subsidiary or that has been merged or consolidated with or into any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiaries (up to the lesser of (x) the fair market value (as determined in good faith by PSP) of the investments of the Borrowers and their respective Restricted Subsidiaries in such Unrestricted Subsidiary at the time of such re-designation or merger or consolidation and (y) the fair market value (as determined in good faith by PSP) of the original investments by the Borrowers and their Restricted Subsidiaries in such Unrestricted Subsidiary) plus (vii) to the extent not (A) included in Consolidated Net Income, (B) already reflected as a return of capital with respect to such Investment for purposes of determining the amount of such Investment or (C) required to be applied to prepay the Loans in accordance with Section 2.05(b), the aggregate amount of all Net Cash Proceeds received by the Borrowers or any of their Restricted Subsidiaries in connection with the sale, transfer or other Disposition of its ownership interest in any Unrestricted Subsidiary, to the extent that the original Investments in such Unrestricted Subsidiary were made in reliance on the Available Amount plus (viii) the aggregate amount of Retained Declined Proceeds plus (ix) to the extent not (A) included in Consolidated Net Income, (B) already reflected as a return of capital with respect to such Investment for purposes of determining the amount of such Investment or (C) duplicative of any amount added pursuant to clause (ii) above that is attributable to such proceeds, the aggregate net cash proceeds received from the Arysta Sale pursuant to the Arysta Sale Agreement in excess of $4,050,000,000 without taking into effect debt paydowns or incurrence of new debt and related financing transactions to the extent received on or prior to the date that is twelve months after the Closing Date minus (x) the sum, without duplication, of the aggregate amount of Restricted Payments made pursuant to Section 8.05(k) after the Closing Date and on or prior to the Reference Date.

 

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.

 

Base Rate” means for any day a fluctuating rate per annum equal to the highest of (a) the Federal Funds Effective Rate in effect on such day plus ½ of 1.00%, (b) the Prime Rate in effect on such day and (c) the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate determined on such day (or if such day is not a Business Day, the immediately preceding Business Day) for a Eurocurrency Rate Loan with a one-month Interest Period plus 1.00%.

 

Base Rate Loan” means a Loan that bears interest based on the Base Rate.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Borrower Materials” has the meaning specified in Section 7.02.

 

Borrower Notice” has the meaning specified in Section 7.12(b)(iv).

 

Borrowers” means PSP, MacDermid and each Additional Borrower (and each, a “Borrower”).

 

Borrowing” means each of a Term Loan Borrowing or a Revolving Credit Borrowing, as the context may require.

 

Business Day” means (a) any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks are authorized to close under the Laws of, or are in fact closed in, the state where the Administrative Agent’s Office is located and, if such day relates to any Eurocurrency Rate Loan, on which dealings in Dollar deposits are conducted by and between banks in the London interbank eurocurrency market and (b)(i) when such term is used for the purposes of determining the date on which the Eurocurrency Rate is determined for any Term Loan denominated in Euros or Pounds Sterling for any Interest Period therefor and for purposes of determining the first and last day of any Interest Period, a Target Operating Day or a day of the year on which banks are not required or authorized to close in New York; and (ii) for notices, determinations, fundings and payments in connection with any Term Loan denominated in Euros or Pounds Sterling, a Target Operating Day or a day of the year on which banks are not required or authorized to close in New York.

 

Capital Expenditures” means, for any period, with respect to any Person, without duplication (a) the net additions to property, plant and equipment and other capital expenditures of such Person and its consolidated subsidiaries that are (or should be) set forth in a consolidated statement of cash flows of such Person for such period prepared in accordance with GAAP and (b) capital lease obligations incurred by such Person and its consolidated subsidiaries during such period.

 

Cash Collateralize” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(g).

 

Cash Equivalents” means any of the following types of Investments, to the extent owned by the Borrowers or any of their Restricted Subsidiaries free and clear of all Liens:

 

(a)          (i) readily marketable obligations issued or directly and fully guaranteed or insured by the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality thereof having maturities of not more than 360 days from the date of acquisition thereof; provided that the full faith and credit of the United States of America is pledged in support thereof; (ii) securities issued by any state or municipality within the United States of America (or, in the case of securities arising from student loans, approved by any such state or municipality) that are rated “A-2” or better by S&P or “P-2” or better by Moody’s or the equivalent rating from any other nationally recognized rating agency; and (iii) securities issued or fully guaranteed or insured by any Approved Member State, or an agency or instrumentality thereof (provided, that the full faith and credit of the applicable Approved Member State is pledged in support of those securities) and having maturities of not more than one year;

 

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(b)          time deposits with, or insured certificates of deposit or bankers’ acceptances of, any commercial bank that (i) (A) is a Lender or (B) is organized under the laws of the United States of America, any state thereof or the District of Columbia or is the principal banking subsidiary of a bank holding company organized under the laws of the United States of America, any state thereof or the District of Columbia, and is a member of the Federal Reserve System, (ii) issues (or the parent of which issues) commercial paper rated as described in clause (c) of this definition and (iii) has combined capital and surplus of at least $250,000,000, in each case with maturities of not more than one year from the date of acquisition thereof;

 

(c)          commercial paper issued by any Person organized under the laws of any state of the United States of America and rated at least “Prime-1” (or the then equivalent grade) by Moody’s or at least “A-1” (or the then equivalent grade) by S&P, in each case with maturities of not more than 270 days from the date of acquisition thereof; and

 

(d)          Investments classified in accordance with GAAP as Current Assets of PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, in money market investment programs registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, which are administered by financial institutions that have the highest rating obtainable from either Moody’s or S&P, and the portfolios of which are limited solely to Investments of the character, quality and maturity described in clauses (a), (b) and (c) of this definition.

 

Change of Control” means, an event or series of events by which:

 

(a)          a “person” or “group” (as such terms are used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, but excluding (x) any employee benefit plan of such Person or its subsidiaries, and any Person or entity acting in its capacity as trustee, agent or other fiduciary or administrator of any such plan and (y) Martin E. Franklin and/or his Affiliates) becomes the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, except that a person or group shall be deemed to have “beneficial ownership” of all securities that such person or group has the fully vested right to acquire, whether such right is exercisable immediately or only after the passage of time (such right, an “option right”)), directly or indirectly, of 50% of the equity securities of PSP entitled to vote for members of the board of directors or equivalent governing body of such Person on a fully-diluted basis (and taking into account all such securities that such person or group has the right to acquire pursuant to any option right);

 

(b)          MacDermid or any Additional Borrower shall cease to be a Wholly-Owned Restricted Subsidiary of PSP; or

 

(c)          any change of control (or similar event, however denominated) with respect to PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries shall occur under any indenture or agreement to which PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries is a party, the effect of which is to cause Indebtedness having an aggregate principal amount (including undrawn committed or available amounts and including amounts owing to all creditors under any combined or syndicated credit arrangement) in excess of the Threshold Amount after taking into account any amount paid or payable under Section 2.05(b) to (i) be demanded or to become due or to be repurchased, prepaid, defeased or redeemed (automatically or otherwise) prior to its stated maturity date, or (ii) become subject to the requirement that PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries make an offer to repurchase, prepay, defease or redeem such Indebtedness prior to its stated maturity date, other than for the avoidance of doubt, with respect to the 2022 Senior Notes and the 2023 Senior Notes.

 

Class”, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are Revolving Credit Loans or Term Loans and, when used in reference to any Commitment, refers to whether such Commitment is a Revolving Credit Commitment or Term Loan Commitment.

 

Closing Date” means January 31, 2019.

 

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Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time (unless as specifically provided otherwise).

 

Collateral” means all of the “Collateral” or “Pledged Collateral” referred to in the Collateral Documents, the Mortgaged Property and all of the other property and assets that are or are intended under the terms of the Collateral Documents to be subject to Liens in favor of the Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties.

 

Collateral Agent” has the meaning specified in the preamble hereto.

 

Collateral Documents” means, collectively, the Pledge and Security Agreement, the Mortgages, the Intellectual Property Security Agreements, or other similar agreements delivered to the Collateral Agent and the Lenders pursuant to Section 7.12, and each of the other agreements, instruments or documents that creates or purports to create a Lien in favor of the Collateral Agent for the benefit of any Secured Party.

 

Commitment” means, with respect to any Lender, such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment and Term Loan Commitment.

 

Commitment Fee” has the meaning specified in Section 2.09(a).

 

Committed Loan Notice” means a notice of (a) a Borrowing, (b) a conversion of Loans from one Type to the other, or (c) a continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans, pursuant to Section 2.02(a), which, if in writing, shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit B or such other form approved by the Administrative Agent.

 

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.

 

Compliance Certificate” means a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit C or such other form approved by the Administrative Agent and acceptable to PSP.

 

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Consolidated EBITDA” means, for any period, Consolidated Net Income for such period plus (a) without duplication and to the extent deducted in determining such Consolidated Net Income, the sum of (i) Consolidated Interest Charges for such period, (ii) consolidated income tax expense for such period (including any franchise taxes imposed in lieu of income taxes and any income taxes that would be payable if the entity were to become a taxable entity for purposes of federal, state or local income taxes), (iii) all amounts attributable to depreciation and amortization for such period (including those related to any Receivables Facility), (iv) any non-cash charges, expenses or losses (including, but not limited to, non-cash rent expense, impairment of goodwill or other intangible assets and exchange rate losses) of PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period (excluding any such charge, expense or loss incurred that constitutes an accrual of or a reserve for cash charges for any future period or an amortization of a prepaid cash expense paid in a prior period or writeoff or writedown of reserves with respect to current assets); provided, however, that cash payments made in such period or in any future period in respect of such non-cash items (excluding any non-cash items to the extent representing an accrual for a future cash expenditure) shall be subtracted from Consolidated Net Income in calculating Consolidated EBITDA in the period when such payments are made, (v) any extraordinary, unusual, or non-recurring cash charges or expenses for such period (including business optimization expenses, restructuring charges, integration, acquisition and disposition (or potential acquisition or disposition) related costs (whether incurred prior to, or after, the consummation of any such acquisition)) and severance, retention bonuses, separation payments or other similar one time compensation payments made to employees of PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries or made in connection with a Permitted Acquisition, (vi) deferred compensation, stock-option or employee benefits-based and other equity-based compensation expenses for such period, (vii) transaction fees and expenses in connection with the Transactions for such period and the tender offer and/or redemption of the 2022 Senior Notes and the 2023 Senior Notes, (viii) transaction fees, costs and expenses during such period in connection with any investment (including any Permitted Acquisition), Disposition, recapitalization or issuance of Equity Interests and incurrence of Indebtedness or similar transactions, in each case, to the extent permitted under this Agreement and whether or not such investment, Disposition, recapitalization, issuance of Equity Interests or Indebtedness or acquisition shall have been consummated, (ix) losses or price adjustments to the extent reimbursable by third parties in connection with any Permitted Acquisition, as determined in good faith by PSP, for such period; provided, however, that if the Administrative Agent, acting reasonably, determines in such period or the immediately succeeding period that such losses or price adjustments, or any portion thereof (which, in each case, were included in Consolidated EBITDA in such period or such immediately preceding period pursuant to this clause (ix)), are no longer reimbursable or are not likely to be reimbursed, then such losses, or any portion thereof, shall be subtracted from Consolidated Net Income in calculating Consolidated EBITDA in each such applicable period, (x) unrealized losses in respect of Obligations under Swap Contracts during such period, (xi) any loss or expense during such period from a disposition or discontinued operations or any loss or expense incurred in connection with the disposal of a business or product line, whether or not treated as discontinued operations in accordance with GAAP (or if not in accordance with GAAP as otherwise reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent) and whether or not such disposition or discontinuance shall have been consummated or completed, (xii) fees paid during such period in accordance with the Advisory Agreement as in effect on the Closing Date, (xiii) non-cash charges or amounts recorded in connection with purchase accounting for such period (including any applicable to future Permitted Acquisitions), (xiv) non-cash purchase accounting adjustments during such period relating to the writedown of deferred revenue (whether billed or unbilled) that are the result of accounting for any acquisition, (xv) fees, costs and expenses incurred under this Agreement for such period, (xvi) the cumulative effect of a change in accounting principles for such period and to the extent permitted by Section 1.03(b), (xvii) expenses during such period in connection with the settlement of any litigation or claim involving PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, (xviii) debt discount and debt issuance costs, fees, charges, commissions or other related or similar costs during such period, in each case incurred in connection with Indebtedness permitted to be incurred hereunder (whether or not such Indebtedness has been incurred), (xix) the amount of net cost savings, operating expense reductions, other operating improvements or initiatives and acquisition synergies projected by the Borrowers in good faith to be realized during such period (calculated on a Pro Forma Basis as though such items had been realized on the first day of such period) as a result of actions taken or to be taken in connection with any established cost reduction program, restructuring, acquisition, operation change, initiative or disposition by PSP or any Restricted Subsidiary, net of the amount of actual benefits realized during such period that are otherwise included in the calculation of Consolidated EBITDA from such actions, provided that (A) a duly completed certificate signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrowers shall be delivered to the Administrative Agent together with the Compliance Certificate required to be delivered pursuant to Section 7.02(a), certifying that (x) such cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies are reasonably expected and factually supportable as determined in good faith by PSP, and (y) such actions are to be taken within 24 months after the consummation or initiation, as the case may be, of the relevant action, which is expected to result in such cost savings, expense reductions or synergies, (B) no cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies shall be added pursuant to this clause (xix) to the extent duplicative of any expenses or charges otherwise added to Consolidated EBITDA, whether through a pro forma adjustment or otherwise, for such period, (C) projected amounts (and not yet realized) may no longer be added in calculating Consolidated EBITDA pursuant to this clause (xix) to the extent occurring more than eight full fiscal quarters after the specified action taken in order to realize such projected cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies and (D) the aggregate amount of add backs made pursuant to this clause (xix) shall not exceed an amount equal to 20% of Consolidated EBITDA for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters most recently ended prior to the determination date (without giving effect to any adjustments pursuant to this clause (xix)), (xx) the amount of any expense related to minority interests, (xxi) any loss resulting from the payment of earn-out obligations, (xxii) any non-cash expenses or charges recorded in accordance with GAAP relating to currency valuation of foreign denominated debt, and any non-cash expenses or charges recorded in accordance with GAAP relating to equity interests issued to non-employees in exchange for services provided in connection with any acquisition or business arrangement (in each case, including any such transaction undertaken but not completed), (xxiii) expenses and charges related to the incurrence of the 2025 Senior Notes, any refinancing of the Existing Senior Notes, the Arysta Sale and amending or incurring additional financings in connection therewith, (xxiv) the amount of any dividends paid in cash to Series A preferred stockholders of PSP and (xxv) any net payments made to UPL Corporation Ltd. after the Closing Date in connection with the Arysta Sale, including any Purchase Price Adjustment (as defined in the Arysta Sale Agreement) and minus (b) without duplication (i) to the extent included in determining such Consolidated Net Income, any extraordinary, unusual, or non-recurring gains or income and all non-cash items of income or gains for such period, all determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, (ii) unrealized gains in respect of Obligations under Swap Contracts, (iii) any gains resulting from the payment of earn-out obligations and (iv) any net proceeds received after the Closing Date in connection with the Arysta Sale, including any Purchase Price Adjustments; provided that solely for purposes of calculating the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio, the Total Net Leverage Ratio and the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for any period (A) the Consolidated EBITDA of any Acquired Entity acquired by any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiaries pursuant to a Permitted Acquisition during such period shall be included on a Pro Forma Basis for such period (assuming the consummation of such acquisition and the incurrence or assumption of any Indebtedness in connection therewith occurred as of the first day of such period) and (B) the Consolidated EBITDA of any Person or line of business sold or otherwise disposed of by any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiaries during such period shall be excluded for such period (assuming the consummation of such sale or other disposition and the repayment of any Indebtedness in connection therewith occurred as of the first day of such period).

 

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Consolidated First Lien Indebtedness” means Consolidated Indebtedness that is secured by a first priority Lien (other than Permitted Liens) on assets of any Borrower or Restricted Subsidiary.

 

Consolidated Indebtedness” means, at any time, the aggregate amount of Indebtedness of PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries outstanding at such time, in the amount that would be reflected on a balance sheet prepared at such time on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP.

 

Consolidated Interest Charges” means, for any period, the sum of, without duplication, (a) the interest expense (including imputed interest expense in respect of capital lease obligations and Synthetic Lease Obligations) of PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP (including, for the avoidance of doubt, (i) any amounts of premium or penalty payable in connection with the payment of make-whole amounts or other prepayment premiums payable in connection with any Indebtedness of PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, and (ii) all commissions, discounts and other fees and charges owed in respect of interest rates to the extent such net costs are allocable to such period in accordance with GAAP) plus (b) any interest accrued during such period in respect of Indebtedness of PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries that is required to be capitalized rather than included in consolidated interest expense for such period in accordance with GAAP and minus (c) any consolidated interest income of such Persons for such period, in each case as recorded by PSP pursuant to GAAP. For purposes of the foregoing, interest expense shall be determined after giving effect to any net payments made or received by PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries with respect to interest rate Swap Contracts.

 

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Consolidated Net Income” means, for any period, for PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, the net income (including, without duplication, interest income but excluding extraordinary gains and extraordinary losses, including such extraordinary items set forth in the definition of Consolidated EBITDA) of PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period determined before any reduction in respect of preferred stock dividends and any amounts attributable to minority interests in PDH; provided that there shall be excluded (a) the income or loss of any Person accrued prior to the date it becomes a Restricted Subsidiary or is merged into or consolidated with any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary or the date that such Person’s assets are acquired by any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries; provided, however, that such income or loss of such Person shall be included for such period to the extent Consolidated Net Income and Consolidated EBITDA are being calculated on a Pro Forma Basis in accordance with this Agreement, (b) the income of any Person (other than a Restricted Subsidiary) in which any other Person (other than a Borrower or a Wholly-Owned Restricted Subsidiary or any director holding qualifying shares in accordance with applicable law) has an interest, except to the extent of the amount of dividends or other distributions actually paid to a Borrower or a Wholly-Owned Restricted Subsidiary by such Person during such period, and (c) any net unrealized gain or loss (after any offset) resulting in such period from obligations in respect of Hedge Agreements or other derivative instruments and the application of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 133. For the avoidance of doubt, cash amounts used by PSP or its Subsidiaries to make purchases of debt (including, without limitation, purchases of Term Loans) shall not reduce Consolidated Net Income, nor will any non-cash gain associated with the cancellation of such purchased debt increase Consolidated Net Income.

 

Consolidated Senior Secured Debt” means, as at any date of determination, the aggregate principal amount of Consolidated Indebtedness outstanding on such date that is secured by a Lien (other than Permitted Liens) on assets of any Borrower or Restricted Subsidiary.

 

Consolidated Total Assets” means, as of any date, the total assets of PSP and its consolidated Restricted Subsidiaries, determined in accordance with GAAP, as set forth on the consolidated balance sheet of PSP as of such date.

 

Contractual Obligation” means, as to any Person, any provision of any security issued by such Person or of any agreement, instrument or other undertaking to which such Person is a party or by which it or any of its property is bound.

 

Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness” means (a) Permitted Equal Priority Refinancing Debt, (b) Permitted Junior Priority Refinancing Debt or (c) Permitted Unsecured Refinancing Debt; provided that, in each case, such Indebtedness is incurred to refinance, in whole or in part, existing Term Loans (“Refinanced Debt”); provided, further, that (i) the final maturity date of any such Indebtedness, (x) in the case of any Permitted Equal Priority Refinancing Debt, shall be no earlier than the maturity date of the Refinanced Debt and (y) in the case of any Permitted Junior Priority Refinancing Debt and/or any Permitted Unsecured Refinancing Debt, shall be at least 91 days beyond the final maturity date for the Refinanced Debt, (ii) the weighted average life to maturity of any such Indebtedness shall be no shorter than the weighted average life to maturity of the Refinanced Debt, (iii) there shall be no obligors in respect of any such Indebtedness that are not Loan Parties, (iv) the covenants, events of default and other terms and conditions of such Indebtedness (excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, interest rates, margins and floors, fees, funding discounts, original issue discounts and prepayment or redemption premiums and terms) are, when taken as a whole, substantially identical in all material respects to, or less favorable to the persons providing any such Indebtedness than, those applicable to the Refinanced Debt (other than covenants, events of default and other terms and conditions applicable only to periods after the Latest Maturity Date), (v) except to the extent otherwise permitted under this Agreement (subject to a dollar-for-dollar usage of any other basket set forth in Section 8.02, if applicable), such Indebtedness shall not have a greater principal amount (or shall not have a greater accreted value, if applicable) than the principal amount of the Refinanced Debt plus accrued interest, fees and premiums (if any) thereon and fees and expenses associated with the refinancing and (vi) such Refinanced Debt shall be repaid, defeased or satisfied and discharged on a dollar-for-dollar basis, and all accrued interest, fees and premiums (if any) in connection therewith which shall also be paid, substantially concurrently with the date such Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness is issued, incurred or obtained (but excluding any non-material fees, charges, expenses or reimbursements, which may be paid when due prior to or after such date), in each case, in accordance with this Agreement.

 

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Credit Extension” means each of the following: (a) a Borrowing and (b) an L/C Credit Extension.

 

Cure Amount” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 8.10(b).

 

Cure Right” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 8.10(b).

 

Current Assets” means, at any time, the consolidated current assets (other than (i) cash and Cash Equivalents and (ii) the current portion of current and deferred Taxes) of PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP.

 

Current Liabilities” means, at any time, the consolidated current liabilities of PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries at such time in accordance with GAAP, but excluding, without duplication, (a) the current portion of any long-term Indebtedness and any accrued interest thereon (other than interest expense that is past due and unpaid), (b) outstanding Revolving Credit Loans and any accrued interest thereon (other than interest expense that is past due and unpaid) and (c) the current portion of current and deferred Taxes.

 

Customary Intercreditor Agreement” means (a) in connection with the incurrence of Indebtedness intended to be secured by Liens (other than Permitted Liens) on the Collateral ranking equal in priority to the Liens on the Collateral securing the Obligations (but without regard to the control of remedies), at the option of PSP and the Administrative Agent acting together in good faith, a customary intercreditor agreement, in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and PSP, which agreement shall provide that the Liens on the Collateral securing such Indebtedness shall rank equal in priority to the Liens on the Collateral securing the Obligations (but without regard to the control of remedies) and (b) in connection with the incurrence of Indebtedness secured by Liens (other than Permitted Liens) on the Collateral ranking junior to the Liens on the Collateral securing the Obligations, at the option of PSP and the Administrative Agent acting together in good faith, a customary intercreditor agreement, in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers, which agreement shall provide that the Liens on the Collateral securing such Indebtedness shall rank junior to the Liens on the Collateral securing the Obligations.

 

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

 

Default” means any event or condition that constitutes an Event of Default or that, with the giving of any notice, the passage of time, or both, would be an Event of Default.

 

Default Rate” means an interest rate equal to (a) the Base Rate plus (b) the Applicable Rate applicable to Base Rate Loans plus (c) 2.0% per annum; provided, however, that with respect to a Eurocurrency Rate Loan, the Default Rate shall be an interest rate equal to the interest rate (including any Applicable Rate) otherwise applicable to such Loan plus 2.0% per annum, in each case to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.

 

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Defaulting Lender” means, subject to Section 2.15(b), 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 the Administrative Agent and PSP in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s good faith determination that one or more conditions precedent to funding (each of which conditions precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing) has not been satisfied, or (ii) pay to the Administrative Agent, any L/C Issuer 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 PSP, the Administrative Agent or any L/C Issuer 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 good faith determination that a condition precedent to funding (which condition precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing or public statement) cannot be satisfied), (c) has failed, within three Business Days after written request by the Administrative Agent or PSP, to confirm in writing to the Administrative Agent and PSP that it will comply with its prospective funding obligations hereunder (provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon receipt of such written confirmation by the Administrative Agent and PSP), or (d) has, or has a direct or indirect parent company that has, (i) become the subject of a proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law or any applicable bankruptcy law, (ii) had appointed for it a receiver, custodian, conservator, trustee, administrator, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with reorganization or liquidation of its business or assets, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other state or federal regulatory authority acting in such a capacity or (iii) become the subject of a Bail-in Action; provided that a Lender shall not be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of the ownership or acquisition of any Equity Interest in that Lender or any direct or indirect parent company thereof by a Governmental Authority so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Lender (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender. Any determination by the Administrative Agent that a Lender is a Defaulting Lender under clauses (a) through (d) above shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error, and such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender (subject to Section 2.15(b)) upon delivery of written notice of such determination to PSP, each L/C Issuer and each Lender.

 

Defaulting Revolving Credit Lender” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.15(a)(iv)(C).

 

Designation Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.16(e).

 

Disclosed Litigation” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.06.

 

Disposition” or “Dispose” means the sale, transfer, license, lease or other disposition (including any sale and leaseback transaction) of any property by any Person, including any sale, assignment, transfer or other disposal, with or without recourse, of any notes or accounts receivable or any rights and claims associated therewith.

 

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Disqualified Stock” means, with respect to any Person, any Equity Interest that, by its terms (or by the terms of any security into which it is convertible, or for which it is exchangeable, in each case at the option of the holder of the Equity Interest), or upon the happening of any event (other than any event solely within the control of the issuer thereof), matures or is mandatorily redeemable, pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise, or redeemable at the option of the holder of the Equity Interest, in whole or in part, on or prior to the date that is 91 days after the Latest Maturity Date; provided, however, that only the portion of the Equity Interest that so mature or are mandatorily redeemable, are so convertible or exchangeable, so accrue dividends, or are so redeemable at the option of the holder thereof prior to such date shall be deemed to be Disqualified Stock; provided further, however, that if such Equity Interests are issued to any employee or to any plan for the benefit of employees of PSP or its Restricted Subsidiaries or by any such plan to such employees, such Equity Interests shall not constitute Disqualified Stock solely because they may be required to be repurchased by PSP in order to satisfy applicable statutory or regulatory obligations or as a result of such employee’s termination, death or disability; provided further, however, that any class of Equity Interests in such person that by its terms authorizes such person to satisfy its obligations thereunder by delivery of Equity Interests that are not Disqualified Stock shall not be deemed to be Disqualified Stock. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, any Equity Interest that would constitute Disqualified Stock solely because the holders of the Equity Interest have the right to require a Borrower to repurchase such Equity Interest upon the occurrence of a change of control or an asset sale will not constitute Disqualified Stock if the terms of such Equity Interest provide that such Borrower may not repurchase or redeem any such Equity Interest pursuant to such provisions unless such repurchase or redemption complies with Section 8.05.

 

Distribution Amount” has the meaning set forth in Section 8.05(a).

 

Dollar” and “$” mean lawful money of the United States.

 

Dollar Equivalent” means, on the applicable Valuation Date, (a) with respect to any amount denominated in Dollars, such amount and (b) with respect to any amount denominated in an Alternative Currency, the equivalent in Dollars of such amount, determined by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 1.08 using the applicable Exchange Rate with respect to such Alternative Currency at the time in effect on the Valuation Date under the provisions of such Section 1.08.

 

Domestic Subsidiary” means any Restricted Subsidiary that is organized under the laws of any political subdivision of the United States.

 

Dutch Auction” means an auction conducted by PSP or one of its Restricted Subsidiaries in order to purchase Term Loans of any Tranche in accordance with the procedures as may be agreed to between the Administrative Agent and PSP.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Eligible Assignee” has the meaning set forth in Section 11.06(g).

 

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EMU” means Economic and Monetary Union as contemplated in the Treaty on European Union.

 

EMU Legislation” means the legislative measures of the European Union for the introduction of, changeover to or operation of the Euro in one or more member states, being in part legislative measures to implement EMU.

 

Environmental Claim” means any investigation, notice, notice of violation, claim, action, suit, proceeding, demand, abatement order or other order or directive, by any Governmental Authority or any other Person, arising (i) pursuant to or in connection with any actual or alleged violation of any Environmental Law, (ii) in connection with any Environmental Liability, or (iii) in connection with any actual or alleged damage, injury, threat or harm to natural resources or the environment.

 

Environmental Laws” means any and all Laws, judgments, orders, decrees, permits, concessions, grants, franchises, agreements or governmental restrictions relating to pollution, the protection of human health or the environment, or the Release of any Hazardous Materials into the environment, including those related to hazardous materials, substances or wastes (including the exposure thereto), air emissions and discharges to waste or public systems.

 

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

 

Environmental Permit” means any permit, approval, registration, identification number, license or other authorization required under any Environmental Law.

 

Equity Interests” means, with respect to any Person, all of the shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person, all of the warrants, options or other rights for the purchase or acquisition from such Person of shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person, all of the securities convertible into or exchangeable for shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person or warrants, rights or options for the purchase or acquisition from such Person of such shares (or such other interests), and all of the other ownership or profit interests in such Person (including, without limitation, partnership, member or trust interests therein), whether voting or nonvoting, and whether or not such shares, warrants, options, rights or other interests are outstanding on any date of determination.

 

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

 

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

 

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ERISA Event” means (a) a Reportable Event with respect to a Pension Plan; (b) a withdrawal by any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from a Pension Plan during a plan year in which it was a substantial employer (as defined in Section 4001(a)(2) of ERISA) or a cessation of operations that is treated as such a withdrawal under Section 4062(e) of ERISA; (c) a complete or partial withdrawal by any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from a Multiemployer Plan or notification that a Multiemployer Plan is in “insolvency” (within the meaning of Section 4245 of ERISA), or “endangered” or “critical” status (within the meaning of Section 432 of the Code or Section 305 of ERISA); (d) the filing of a notice of intent to terminate, the treatment of a Plan amendment as a termination under Sections 4041 or 4041A of ERISA, or the commencement of proceedings by the PBGC to terminate a Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (e) an event or condition which constitutes grounds under Section 4042 of ERISA for the termination of, or the appointment of a trustee to administer, any Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (f) the imposition of any liability under Title IV of ERISA, other than for PBGC premiums due but not delinquent under Section 4007 of ERISA, upon any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate; (g) the failure to meet the minimum funding standard of Section 412 or 430 of the Code or Sections 302 or 303 of ERISA with respect to any Pension Plan (whether or not waived in accordance with Section 412(c) of the Code or Section 302(c) of ERISA) or the failure to make by its due date a required installment under Section 430(j) of the Code with respect to any Pension Plan or the failure to make any required contribution to a Multiemployer Plan; (h) a determination that any Pension Plan is, or is expected to be in “at-risk” status (as defined in Section 303(i) of ERISA or Section 430(i) of the Code); (i) the assertion of a material claim (other than routine individual claims for benefits) against any Plan other than a Multiemployer Plan or the assets thereof, or against any Loan Party or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates in connection with any Plan; (j) receipt from the IRS of notice of the failure of any Pension Plan (or any other Plan intended to be qualified under Section 401(a) of the Code) to qualify under Section 401(a) of the Code, or the failure of any trust forming part of any Pension Plan to qualify for exemption from taxation under Section 501(a) of the Code; (k) any other event or condition with respect to any Plan that would reasonably be expected to result in material liability of the Loan Parties, taken as a whole; or (l) the imposition of a lien under Section 430(k) of the Code or Section 303(k) of ERISA with respect to any Pension Plan.

 

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

 

Euro” or “” shall mean the single currency of the European Union as constituted by the Treaty on European Union and as referred to in the EMU Legislation

 

EURIBO Rate” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of “Eurocurrency Rate”.

 

Eurocurrency Liabilities” has the meaning specified in Section 3.04(c).

 

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Eurocurrency Rate” means for any Interest Period: (A) as to any Eurocurrency Rate Loan denominated in Dollars, (i) the rate per annum determined by the Administrative Agent to be the offered rate which appears on the page of the Reuters Screen which displays the London interbank offered rate administered by ICE Benchmark Administration Limited (such page currently being the LIBOR01 page) (the “US LIBO Rate”) for deposits (for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period) with a term equivalent to such Interest Period in Dollars, determined as of approximately 11:00 a.m. (London, England time), two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period, or (ii) in the event the rate referenced in the preceding clause (i) does not appear on such page or service or if such page or service shall cease to be available, the rate determined by the Administrative Agent to be the offered rate on such other page or other service which displays the US LIBO Rate for deposits (for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period) with a term equivalent to such Interest Period in Dollars, determined as of approximately 11:00 a.m. (London, England time) two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period; provided that if US LIBO Rates are quoted under either of the preceding clauses (i) or (ii), but there is no such quotation for the Interest Period elected, the US LIBO Rate shall be equal to the Interpolated Rate; provided, further, that if any such rate determined pursuant to the preceding clauses (i) or (ii) is below zero, the Eurocurrency Rate will be deemed to be zero, (B) as to any Eurocurrency Rate Loan denominated in Euros, (i) the rate per annum determined by the Administrative Agent to be the offered rate which appears on the page of the Reuters Screen which displays the European interbank offered rate administered by the Banking Federation of the European Union (such page currently being the EURIBOR01) (the “EURIBO Rate”) for deposits (for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period) with a term equivalent to such Interest Period in Dollars, determined as of approximately 11:00 a.m. (Brussels, Belgium time), two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period, or (ii) in the event the rate referenced in the preceding clause (i) does not appear on such page or service or if such page or service shall cease to be available, the rate determined by the Administrative Agent to be the offered rate on such other page or other service which displays the EURIBO Rate for deposits (for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period) with a term equivalent to such Interest Period in Dollars, determined as of approximately 11:00 a.m. (London, England time) two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period; provided that if EURIBO Rates are quoted under either of the preceding clauses (i) or (ii), but there is no such quotation for the Interest Period elected, the EURIBO Rate shall be equal to the Interpolated Rate; provided, further, that if any such rate determined pursuant to the preceding clauses (i) or (ii) is below zero, the Eurocurrency Rate will be deemed to be zero and (C) as to any Eurocurrency Rate Loan denominated in an Alternative Currency other than Euros, (i) the rate per annum determined by the Administrative Agent to be the offered rate which appears on the page of the Reuters Screen which displays the London interbank offered rate administered by ICE Benchmark Administration Limited (the “Alternate Currency LIBO Rate”) for deposits (for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period) with a term equivalent to such Interest Period in such Alternate Currency, determined as of approximately 11:00 a.m. (London, England time), two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period, or (ii) in the event the rate referenced in the preceding clause (i) does not appear on such page or service or if such page or service shall cease to be available, the rate determined by the Administrative Agent to be the offered rate on such other page or other service which displays the Alternate Currency LIBO Rate for deposits (for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period) with a term equivalent to such Interest Period in such Alternate Currency, determined as of approximately 11:00 a.m. (London, England time) two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period; provided that if Alternate Currency LIBO Rates are quoted under either of the preceding clauses (i) or (ii), but there is no such quotation for the Interest Period elected, the Alternate Currency LIBO Rate shall be equal to the Interpolated Rate; provided, further, that if any such rate determined pursuant to the preceding clauses (i) or (ii) is below zero, the Eurocurrency Rate will be deemed to be zero.

 

Eurocurrency Rate Loan” means a Loan that bears interest at a rate based on the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate.

 

Event of Default” has the meaning specified in Section 9.01.

 

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Excess Cash Flow” means, for any fiscal year of PSP, (a) the sum, without duplication, of (i) Consolidated EBITDA for such fiscal year and (ii) reductions to noncash working capital of PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such fiscal year (i.e., the decrease, if any, in Current Assets minus Current Liabilities from the beginning to the end of such fiscal year) including any realized and unrealized losses relating to mark-to-market of amounts denominated in foreign currencies resulting from the application of FASB ASC 830 (including realized and unrealized losses from exchange rate fluctuations on intercompany balances and balance sheet items, net of realized and unrealized gains from related Hedge Agreements) (excluding any changes in working capital due to the effects of purchase accounting adjustments)) minus (b) the sum, without duplication, of (i) the amount of any taxes paid in cash by PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries with respect to such fiscal year (including any franchise taxes imposed in lieu of income taxes), (ii) Consolidated Interest Charges with respect to such fiscal year paid in cash, (iii) the amount of any Capital Expenditures and the cash used during such period for investments (including any Permitted Acquisition) made by PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries, in each case, to the extent permitted under this Agreement (whether or not such Capital Expenditure, investment or acquisition shall have been consummated) and that are made in cash during such fiscal year, except to the extent financed with the proceeds of Indebtedness, equity issuances, casualty proceeds, condemnation proceeds or other proceeds that would not be included in Consolidated EBITDA, (iv) permanent repayments of Indebtedness, including any premium, make-whole or penalty payments paid in respect of such Indebtedness (other than Voluntary Prepayments and mandatory prepayments of the Loans under Section 2.05(b)) made in cash by PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries during such fiscal year, but only to the extent that the Indebtedness so prepaid by its terms cannot be reborrowed or redrawn and such prepayments do not occur in connection with a refinancing of all or any portion of such Indebtedness, (v) the cash amounts added back to Consolidated EBITDA during such fiscal year pursuant to the definition of such term (excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, amounts added back to Consolidated EBITDA pursuant to clauses (a)(i) and (ii) in the definition thereof to the extent such amounts are otherwise deducted from Excess Cash Flow pursuant to this clause (b)), (vi) additions to noncash working capital with respect to such fiscal year (i.e., the increase, if any, in Current Assets minus Current Liabilities from the beginning to the end of such fiscal year) including any realized and unrealized gains relating to mark-to-market of amounts denominated in foreign currencies resulting from the application of FASB ASC 830 (including realized and unrealized gains from exchange rate fluctuations on intercompany balances and balance sheet items, net of realized and unrealized losses from related Hedge Agreements), (vii) cash earnout and royalty payments made during such fiscal year to former owners of Acquired Entities that were not deducted as expenses in determining Consolidated Net Income, (viii) the aggregate amount of Restricted Payments made in cash during such fiscal year in accordance with Section 8.05(a), (ix) the aggregate amount of any fees and expenses paid in cash during such fiscal year in connection with any Indebtedness permitted to be incurred pursuant to Section 8.02 (whether or not consummated), (x) the aggregate amount of any dividends paid in cash to Series A preferred stockholders of PSP during such fiscal year and (xi) the amount of cash payments made in respect of pensions and other postemployment benefits paid during such fiscal year, to the extent not deducted as expenses in determining Consolidated Net Income. The working capital adjustment in clause (a)(ii) or (b)(vi) above, as applicable, shall include (x) with respect to any Permitted Acquisition of or by a Restricted Subsidiary consummated during such fiscal year, the amount by which the noncash working capital attributable to such Restricted Subsidiary as of the date of the consummation of such acquisition exceeds (or is less than) the noncash working capital attributable to such Restricted Subsidiary as of the end of such fiscal year and (y) with respect to any disposition of a Restricted Subsidiary (or disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of a Restricted Subsidiary or a line of business of a Restricted Subsidiary) consummated during such fiscal year, the amount by which the noncash working capital attributable to such Restricted Subsidiary as of the beginning of such fiscal year exceeds (or is less than) the noncash working capital attributable to such Restricted Subsidiary as of the date of consummation of such disposition.

 

Exchange Rate” means on any day, with respect to any Alternative Currency, the rate at which such Alternative Currency may be exchanged into Dollars, as set forth at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) on such day on the Bloomberg Key Cross-Currency Rates Page for such Alternative Currency. In the event that such rate does not appear on any Bloomberg Key Cross-Currency Rates Page, the Exchange Rate shall be determined by reference to such other publicly available service for displaying exchange rates as may be agreed upon by the Administrative Agent and PSP, or, in the absence of such agreement, such Exchange Rate shall instead be the arithmetic average of the spot rates of exchange of the Administrative Agent in the market where its foreign currency exchange operations in respect of such Alternative Currency are then being conducted, at or about 10:00 a.m. (London time) on such date for the purchase of Dollars for delivery two Business Days later; provided that, if at the time of any such determination, for any reason, no such spot rate is being quoted, the Administrative Agent, after consultation with PSP, may use any reasonable method it deems appropriate to determine such rate, and such determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

 

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Excluded Assets” has the meaning specified in the Pledge and Security Agreement.

 

Excluded Domestic Subsidiary” means any Domestic Subsidiary that is disregarded as a separate entity for U.S. federal income tax purposes and owns no material assets other than the Equity Interests of one or more Foreign Subsidiaries (held directly or indirectly through one or more disregarded entities).

 

Excluded Subsidiary” means (i) any Immaterial Subsidiary, (ii) any Unrestricted Subsidiary, (iii) any Excluded Domestic Subsidiary, (iv) any Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary (for so long as such Subsidiary remains a Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary), (v) any Subsidiary with respect to which PSP and the Administrative Agent reasonably agree that the cost and/or burden of providing a guaranty of the Obligations outweighs the benefits accruing to the Lenders, (vi) any subsidiary listed on Schedule 1.01(e) as of the Closing Date, (vii) any Receivables Subsidiary, and (viii) solely in the case of any obligation under any secured hedging agreement that constitutes a “swap” within the meaning of section 1(a)(47) of the Commodity Exchange Act, any subsidiary that is not an “Eligible Contract Participant” as defined under the Commodity Exchange Act (after giving effect to the “keepwell provisions”).

 

Excluded Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Guarantor, (a) as it relates to all or a portion of the Guarantee of such Guarantor, any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, such Swap Obligation (or any Guarantee thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof) by virtue of such Guarantor’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 Guarantee of such Guarantor becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation or (b) as it relates to all or a portion of the grant by such Guarantor of a security interest, any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, such Swap Obligation (or such security interest in respect thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof) by virtue of such Guarantor’s failure for any reason to constitute an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act and the regulations thereunder at the time the security interest of such Guarantor 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 Guarantee or security interest is or becomes illegal.

 

Existing Credit Agreement” means the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of August 6, 2014, by and among PSP and MacDermid as US Borrowers (as defined therein), the other borrowers party thereto, the guarantors party thereto, the lenders party thereto and Barclays Bank PLC, as administrative agent and collateral agent, as amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time prior to the Closing Date.

 

Existing Credit Agreement Refinancing” means the repayment in full of the Indebtedness of the Borrowers and their Subsidiaries under the Existing Credit Agreement and the termination and release of all commitments, security interests and guarantees in connection therewith.

 

Existing Letters of Credit” means the letters of credit set forth on Schedule 1.01(a) hereto.

 

Existing Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.16(a).

 

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Existing Revolving Credit Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.16(a).

 

Existing Revolving Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.16(a).

 

Existing Revolving Tranche” has the meaning specified in Section 2.16(a).

 

Existing Senior Notes” means, collectively, the 2022 Senior Notes, the 2023 Senior Notes and the 2025 Senior Notes.

 

Existing Term Loan Tranche” has the meaning specified in Section 2.16(a).

 

Existing Term Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.16(a).

 

Existing Tranche” has the meaning specified in Section 2.16(a).

 

Extended Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.16(a).

 

Extended Revolving Credit Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.16(a).

 

Extended Revolving Credit Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.16(a).

 

Extended Revolving Credit Tranche” has the meaning specified in Section 2.16(a).

 

Extended Term Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.16(a).

 

Extended Term Tranche” has the meaning specified in Section 2.16(a).

 

Extended Tranche” has the meaning specified in Section 2.16(a).

 

Extending Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.16(b).

 

Extension” has the meaning specified in Section 2.16(b).

 

Extension Amendment” has the meaning specified in Section 2.16(c).

 

Extension Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.16(c).

 

Extension Election” has the meaning specified in Section 2.16(b).

 

Extension Request” has the meaning specified in Section 2.16(a).

 

Extension Request Deadline” has the meaning specified in Section 2.16(b).

 

Facility” means each of (a) the Initial Term Loan Facility, (b) any New Term Loan Facility, (c) the Initial Revolving Credit Facility and (d) any New Revolving Credit Facility, as the context may require.

 

Factoring Agreement” means an agreement by and between a Borrower or a Subsidiary of a Borrower and a Factoring Company pursuant to which a Borrower or such Subsidiary shall, pursuant to customary terms for the size and type of transaction involved, sell, transfer and assign its rights, title and interests in certain accounts receivable, specifically identified therein, to a Factoring Company.

 

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Factoring Company” means any counterparty to any Factoring Agreement to whom a Borrower or any Subsidiary of a Borrower sells, transfers and assigns its right, title and interests in certain accounts receivable pursuant to the terms of such Factoring Agreement.

 

FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the date of this Agreement (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof and any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code.

 

Federal Funds Effective Rate” means, for any day, the rate calculated by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York based on such day’s federal funds transactions by depository institutions (as determined in such manner as the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shall set forth on its public website from time to time) and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as the federal funds effective rate; provided, that if the Federal Funds Effective Rate for any day is less than zero, the Federal Funds Effective Rate for such day will be deemed to be zero.

 

First-Tier Foreign Subsidiary” means any Foreign Subsidiary that is owned directly by a Loan Party.

 

First Lien Net Leverage Ratio” means, as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Consolidated First Lien Indebtedness as of such date minus the unrestricted cash and Cash Equivalents of the Borrowers and their Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date to (b) Consolidated EBITDA for the period of the four fiscal quarters most recently ending on such date.

 

Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio” means, as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Consolidated EBITDA for the period of the four fiscal quarters most recently ending on such date to (b) Fixed Charges for the period of the four fiscal quarters most recently ending on such date.

 

Fixed Charges” means, for any period, the sum of (1) the cash portion of Consolidated Interest Charges for such period, (2) all cash dividends or other distributions paid (excluding items eliminated in consolidation) on any series of preferred stock during such period; and (3) all cash dividends or other distributions paid or accrued (excluding items eliminated in consolidation) on any series of Disqualified Stock during such period; provided that, solely for purposes of calculating the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for any period, (i) the cash portion of Consolidated Interest Charges attributable to any Indebtedness repaid during such period shall be excluded for such period (assuming such Indebtedness had been repaid immediately prior to the beginning of such period) and (ii) the cash portion of Consolidated Interest Charges attributable to any Indebtedness incurred during such period shall be annualized for such period (assuming such Indebtedness had been incurred on the first day of such period).

 

Flood Laws” has the meaning specified in Section 7.12(b)(iv).

 

Foreign Government Scheme or Arrangement” has the meaning specified in Section 6.12(d).

 

Foreign Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 11.14(a).

 

Foreign Plan” has the meaning specified in Section 6.12(d).

 

Foreign Subsidiary” means any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Domestic Subsidiary.

 

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

 

Fronting Exposure” means, at any time there is a Defaulting Lender, with respect to each L/C Issuer, such Defaulting Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the L/C Obligations with respect to Letters of Credit issued by such L/C Issuer other than L/C Obligations as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Lenders or cash collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof.

 

Fully Satisfied” means, with respect to the Obligations as of any date, that, as of such date, (a) all principal of and interest accrued to such date which constitute Obligations shall have been irrevocably paid in full in cash, (b) all fees, expenses and other amounts then due and payable which constitute Obligations shall have been irrevocably paid in cash, (c) all outstanding Letters of Credit shall have been (i) terminated, (ii) fully irrevocably Cash Collateralized or (iii) secured by one or more letters of credit on terms and conditions, and with one or more financial institutions, reasonably satisfactory to the applicable L/C Issuer and (d) the Commitments shall have expired or been terminated in full.

 

Fund” has the meaning specified in Section 11.06(g).

 

GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States set forth in the opinions and pronouncements of the Accounting Principles Board and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and statements and pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board or such other principles as may be approved by a significant segment of the accounting profession in the United States, that are applicable to the circumstances as of the date of determination, consistently applied.

 

Govern” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Affiliate.”

 

Governmental Authority” means any nation or government, any state or other political subdivision thereof, any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, administrative tribunal, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government including, without limitation, any agency of the European Union or similar monetary or multinational authority.

 

Granting Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 11.06(b)(vii).

 

Guarantee” means, as to any Person, (a) any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of such Person guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other obligation payable or performable by another Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of such Person, direct or indirect, (i) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness or other obligation, (ii) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment or performance of such Indebtedness or other obligation, (iii) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity or level of income or cash flow of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness or other obligation, or (iv) entered into for the purpose of assuring in any other manner the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment or performance thereof or to protect such obligee against loss in respect thereof (in whole or in part), or (b) any Lien on any assets of such Person securing any Indebtedness or other obligation of any other Person, whether or not such Indebtedness or other obligation is assumed by such Person (or any right, contingent or otherwise, of any holder of such Indebtedness to obtain any such Lien). The amount of any Guarantee shall be deemed to be an amount equal to the stated or determinable amount of the related primary obligation, or portion thereof, in respect of which such Guarantee is made or, if not stated or determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof as determined by the guaranteeing Person in good faith. The term “Guarantee” as a verb has a corresponding meaning.

 

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Guarantors” means a collective reference to the Subsidiary Guarantors and, except with respect to their own respective Obligations, the Borrowers; provided that the Guarantors shall not include any Excluded Subsidiaries.

 

Guaranty” means, collectively, the Guaranty made by the Guarantors in favor of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders pursuant to Article IV.

 

Hazardous Materials” means any material, substance or waste that is listed, regulated, or otherwise defined as hazardous, toxic, radioactive, a pollutant or a contaminant (or words of similar regulatory intent or meaning) under applicable Environmental Law, or which could give rise to liability under any Environmental Law, including, but not limited to, all explosive or radioactive substances or wastes, petroleum or petroleum distillates, asbestos or asbestos-containing materials, polychlorinated biphenyls, radon gas, infectious or medical wastes and pesticides.

 

Hedge Bank” means any Person that is an Agent, Arranger, Lender or any Affiliate of any of the foregoing, in each case, at the time the applicable Secured Hedge Agreement is entered into, irrespective of whether such Person ceases to be an Agent, Arranger, Lender or any Affiliate of any of the foregoing after entering into the applicable Secured Hedge Agreement.

 

Honor Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(c)(i).

 

Immaterial Subsidiary” means each Restricted Subsidiary designated as such by the Borrowers to the Administrative Agent in writing that meets all of the following criteria calculated on the Pro Forma Basis by reference to the most recently delivered set of financial statements delivered pursuant to Section 7.01(a): (a) the consolidated total assets of such Restricted Subsidiary and its subsidiaries which qualify as Restricted Subsidiaries as of the date of such financial statements, do not exceed an amount equal to 5.0% of the Consolidated Total Assets of PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date; and (b) the consolidated total assets of all Immaterial Subsidiaries and their respective subsidiaries, taken as a whole, as of the date of such financial statements, do not exceed an amount equal to 10.0% of the Consolidated Total Assets of the Borrowers and their Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date. As of the Closing Date, the Borrowers designate each of the Restricted Subsidiaries listed on Schedule 1.01(g) hereto as Immaterial Subsidiaries.

 

Increased Amount Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).

 

Incremental Amendment” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).

 

Incremental Commitment” means any commitment made by a lender to provide all or any portion of an Incremental Facility or Incremental Loans.

 

Incremental Facilities” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(a).

 

Incremental Loans” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(a).

 

Incremental Revolving Credit Facility” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(a).

 

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Incremental Revolving Credit Loans” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(a).

 

Incremental Term Facility” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(a).

 

Incremental Term Loans” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(a).

 

Indebtedness” means, as to any Person at a particular time, without duplication, all of the following:

 

(a)          all obligations of such Person for borrowed money and all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes, loan agreements, convertible securities (to the extent that they have put provisions that are exercisable during the term of this Agreement) or other similar instruments;

 

(b)          all direct or contingent obligations of such Person arising under letters of credit (including standby and commercial), bankers’ acceptances, bank guaranties, surety bonds and similar instruments;

 

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

 

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

 

(e)          capital leases and Synthetic Lease Obligations; and

 

(f)          all Guarantees of such Person in respect of any of the foregoing;

 

if and to the extent that any of the foregoing Indebtedness (other than Guarantees, Letters of Credit and Swap Obligations) would appear as a liability upon a balance sheet (excluding the footnotes thereto) of such Person prepared in accordance with GAAP.

 

For all purposes hereof, the Indebtedness of any Person shall include the Indebtedness of any partnership or joint venture (other than a joint venture that is itself a corporation or limited liability company) in which such Person is a general partner or a joint venturer, unless such Indebtedness is expressly made non-recourse to such Person. The amount of any capital lease or Synthetic Lease Obligation as of any date shall be deemed to be the amount of Attributable Indebtedness in respect thereof as of such date. Notwithstanding the foregoing, however, Indebtedness shall not include any obligations under (i) The Austria Plan, MacDermid Retirement Indemnity Plans, MacDermid Profit Sharing and Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Alent Germany GmbH Jubilee, Alpha Assembly Solutions Germany GmbH Jubilee, Alpha Assembly Solutions Germany GmbH Pension, MacDermid Enthone GmbH ATZ, MacDermid Cannings GmbH, MacDermid Enthone GmbH Jubilee, MacDermid Enthone GmbH Pension, Italy MacDermid TFR, MPSMS – Seniority Premium, MPSMS – Severance Termination, Alent Taiwan, Taiwan Former Enthone Plan, The MacDermid Chemical Taiwan LTD Defined Benefit Pension Plan, Alent, Inc. US Central SERP, The MacDermid Incorporated All Employees Pension Plan, The MacDermid Supplement Executive Retirement Plan, The MacDermid, Incorporated Retiree Medical/Dental Plan, MacDermid Retiree Medical, Anion MacDermid Brazil, Alent, Inc. Postretirement Welfare Plan, MacDermid Incorporated Retiree Health Plan, Nippon MacDermid Co., Ltd., any Foreign Plan, Foreign Government Scheme or Arrangement or another employee benefit plan.

 

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Indemnitee” has the meaning specified in Section 11.04(b).

 

Information” has the meaning specified in Section 11.07.

 

Informational Website” has the meaning specified in Section 7.02.

 

Initial Availability Period” means the period from and including the Closing Date to but excluding the earliest of (a) the Initial Revolving Credit Maturity Date, (b) the date of termination of the Initial Revolving Credit Commitments pursuant to Section 2.06 and (c) the date of termination of the commitment of each Initial Revolving Credit Lender to make Initial Revolving Credit Loans and of the obligation of each L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions pursuant to Section 9.02.

 

Initial Revolving Credit Commitments” means, as to each Initial Revolving Credit Lender, its obligation to (a) make Initial Revolving Credit Loans to a Borrower pursuant to Section 2.01 and (b) purchase participations in L/C Obligations, in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Initial Revolving Credit Lender’s name on Schedule 2.01 or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Revolving Credit Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable, as such amount may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with this Agreement. The aggregate amount of Initial Revolving Credit Commitments on the Closing Date is $330,000,000.

 

Initial Revolving Credit Facility” means the Initial Revolving Credit Commitments and the extensions of credit made thereunder.

 

Initial Revolving Credit Lenders” means, at any time, any Revolving Credit Lender that has an Initial Revolving Credit Commitment or an outstanding Initial Revolving Credit Loan at such time.

 

Initial Revolving Credit Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.01.

 

Initial Revolving Credit Maturity Date” means, with respect to any Initial Revolving Credit Loan, the earlier of (i) the date that is five years after the Closing Date, which date is January 31, 2024, and (ii) the date of termination in whole of the Initial Revolving Credit Commitments and the Letter of Credit Commitments pursuant to Section 2.06 or 9.02.

 

Initial Term Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.01.

 

Initial Term Loan Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that has an Initial Term Loan Commitment or an outstanding Initial Term Loan at such time.

 

Initial Term Loan Commitment” means, as to each Term Loan Lender, its obligation to make Term Loans to the Borrowers (i) pursuant to Section 2.01 in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Term Loan Lender’s name on Schedule 2.01 under the caption “Initial Term Loan Commitment”, (ii) in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Term Loan Lender becomes a party hereto and (iii) pursuant to Section 2.14 in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding not to exceed the amount agreed to by such Term Loan Lender in compliance with Section 2.14, as applicable, as such amount may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with this Agreement. The aggregate amount of Initial Term Loan Commitments on the Closing Date is $750,000,000.

 

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Initial Term Loan Facility” means the Initial Term Loan Commitments and the Initial Term Loans made thereunder.

 

Initial Term Loan Maturity Date” means the date that is seven years after the Closing Date, which date is January 31, 2026.

 

Intellectual Property Security Agreement” means each Patent Security Agreement, Trademark Security Agreement and Copyright Security Agreement to be executed and delivered by a Loan Party, substantially in the form of Exhibits A, B and C to the Pledge and Security Agreement, respectively, or such other form approved by the Administrative Agent.

 

Interest Payment Date” means, (a) as to any Loan other than a Base Rate Loan, the last day of each Interest Period applicable to such Loan and in the case of any Term Loans, the applicable Term Loan Maturity Date, or in the case of Revolving Credit Loans, the applicable Revolving Credit Maturity Date; provided, however, that if any Interest Period for a Eurocurrency Rate Loan exceeds three months, the respective dates that fall every three months after the beginning of such Interest Period shall also be Interest Payment Dates; and (b) as to any Base Rate Loan, the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December and in the case of any Term Loans, the applicable Term Loan Maturity Date, or in the case of Revolving Credit Loans, the applicable Revolving Credit Maturity Date.

 

Interest Period” means, as to (a) each Term Loan that is a Eurocurrency Rate Loan, the period commencing on the date such Eurocurrency Rate Loan is disbursed or converted to or continued as a Eurocurrency Rate Loan and ending on the date one, two, three or six months thereafter (or twelve months, if agreed to by all applicable Term Loan Lenders) and (b) each Revolving Credit Loan that is a Eurocurrency Rate Loan, the period commencing on the date such Eurocurrency Rate Loan is disbursed or converted to or continued as a Eurocurrency Rate Loan and ending on the date one, two, three or six months thereafter (or one week, two weeks or twelve months, if agreed to by all applicable Revolving Credit Lenders; provided that each Revolving Credit Lender shall be deemed to have agreed to the selection of any one-week or two-week Interest Period unless such Revolving Credit Lender shall object in writing to the Administrative Agent within one Business Day after receiving notice of such selection), in each case, as selected by any Borrower in its Committed Loan Notice; provided that:

 

(i)          any Interest Period that would otherwise 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;

 

(ii)         any 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) shall end on the last Business Day of the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period; and

 

(iii)        no Interest Period shall extend beyond, in the case of any Term Loans, the applicable Term Loan Maturity Date, or in the case of Revolving Credit Loans, the applicable Revolving Credit Maturity Date.

 

Interpolated Rate” means, in relation to the US LIBO Rate, EURIBO Rate or Alternate Currency LIBO Rate, as applicable, the rate which results from interpolating on a linear basis between:

 

(i)          the applicable US LIBO Rate, EURIBO Rate or Alternate Currency LIBO Rate, as applicable, for the longest period (for which that US LIBO Rate, EURIBO Rate or Alternate Currency LIBO Rate, as applicable, is available) which is less than the Interest Period of that Loan; and

 

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(ii)         the applicable US LIBO Rate, EURIBO Rate or Alternate Currency LIBO Rate, as applicable, for the shortest period (for which that US LIBO Rate, EURIBO Rate or Alternate Currency LIBO Rate, as applicable, is available) which exceeds the Interest Period of that Loan,

 

in each case, as of 11:00 a.m. (London, England time) two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period of that Loan.

 

Investment” means, as to any Person, any direct or indirect acquisition or investment by such Person, whether by means of (a) the purchase or other acquisition of capital stock or other securities of another Person, (b) a loan, advance or capital contribution to, Guarantee or assumption of debt of, or purchase or other acquisition of any other debt or equity participation or interest in, another Person, including any partnership or joint venture interest in such other Person, or (c) the purchase or other acquisition (in one transaction or a series of transactions) of assets of another Person that constitute a business unit. For purposes of covenant compliance, the amount of any Investment shall be the amount actually invested, without adjustment for subsequent increases or decreases in the value of such Investment.

 

IRS” means the United States Internal Revenue Service.

 

Issuer Documents” means with respect to any Letter of Credit, the Letter of Credit Application and any other document, agreement and instrument entered into by the applicable L/C Issuer and any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary or in favor of the applicable L/C Issuer and relating to such Letter of Credit.

 

Judgment Currency” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 11.23(a).

 

Judgment Currency Conversion Date” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 11.23(a).

 

Latest Maturity Date” shall mean, at any date, the latest maturity date of all classes of Loans or Commitments that are outstanding on such date.

 

Laws” means, collectively, all international, foreign, Federal, state and local laws, statutes, treaties, rules, regulations or any 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 Real Property or personal property or to which such person or any of its property of any nature is subject.

 

L/C Advance” means, with respect to each Revolving Credit Lender, such Lender’s funding of its participation in any L/C Borrowing in accordance with its Pro Rata Share.

 

L/C Borrowing” means an extension of credit resulting from a drawing under any Letter of Credit which has not been reimbursed on the date when made or refinanced as a Revolving Credit Borrowing.

 

L/C Credit Extension” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the issuance thereof or extension of the expiry date thereof, or the renewal or increase of the amount thereof.

 

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L/C Issuer” means as the context may require, each of Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch, Barclays Bank PLC, UBS AG, Stamford Branch, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Citibank, N.A., Deutsche Bank AG New York, Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Nomura Corporate Funding Americas, LLC and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and any other Revolving Credit Lender that may become an L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 2.03(m), with respect to Letters of Credit issued by such Revolving Credit Lender. Any L/C Issuer may, in its discretion, arrange for one or more Letters of Credit to be issued by affiliated or unaffiliated financial institutions of such L/C Issuer, in which case the term “L/C Issuer” shall include any such affiliated or unaffiliated financial institutions of such L/C Issuer with respect to Letters of Credit issued by such affiliated or unaffiliated financial institutions of such L/C Issuer.

 

L/C Obligations” means, as at any date of determination, the aggregate undrawn amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit plus the aggregate of all Unreimbursed Amounts, including all L/C Borrowings.

 

LCA Election” means PSP’s election to exercise its right to designate any acquisition (or similar Investment) as a Limited Condition Acquisition pursuant to the terms hereof.

 

LCA Test Date” means the date on which the definitive agreement for any such Limited Condition Acquisition is entered into.

 

Leases” means any and all leases, subleases, tenancies, options, concession agreements, rental agreements, occupancy agreements, franchise agreements, access agreements and any other agreements (including all amendments, extensions, replacements, renewals, modifications and/or guarantees thereof), whether or not of record and whether now in existence or hereafter entered into, affecting the use or occupancy of all or any portion of any Real Property.

 

Lender” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto and, as the context requires, includes the L/C Issuers.

 

Lender Counterparty” means any Person that is an Agent, Arranger or Lender or any Affiliate of any of the foregoing, in each case, at the time the applicable Secured Treasury Management Agreement is entered into, irrespective of whether such Person ceases to be an Agent, Arranger, Lender or any Affiliate of any of the foregoing after entering into the applicable Secured Treasury Management Agreement.

 

Lending Office” means, as to any Lender, the office or offices of such Lender described as such in such Lender’s Administrative Questionnaire, or such other office or offices as a Lender may from time to time notify PSP and the Administrative Agent.

 

Letter of Credit” means any letter of credit issued hereunder and shall include the Existing Letters of Credit. A Letter of Credit shall be a standby letter of credit.

 

Letter of Credit Application” means an application and agreement for the issuance or amendment of a Letter of Credit in the form from time to time in use by the applicable L/C Issuer.

 

Letter of Credit Commitment” means the commitment of the L/C Issuers to issue Letters of Credit pursuant to Section 2.03.

 

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Letter of Credit Expiration Date” means the day that is five Business Days prior to the Initial Revolving Credit Maturity Date (or, if such day is not a Business Day, the next preceding Business Day).

 

Letter of Credit Fee” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(i).

 

Letter of Credit Sublimit” means an amount equal to $100,000,000. The Letter of Credit Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Revolving Credit Facility.

 

Lien” means any mortgage, deed of trust, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, deposit arrangement, encumbrance, lien (statutory or other), charge, or preference, priority or other security interest or preferential arrangement of any kind or nature whatsoever (including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement, any easement, right of way or other encumbrance on title to Real Property, and any financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing).

 

Limited Condition Transaction” shall mean any (i) acquisition or Investment by one or more of the Borrowers or any Restricted Subsidiary of or in any assets, business or Person permitted by this Agreement or (ii) repayment or redemption of, or offer to purchase, any indebtedness permitted by this Agreement, in each case the consummation of which is not conditioned on the availability of, or on obtaining, third party financing.

 

Loan” means an extension of credit by a Lender to any Borrower under Article II in the form of a Term Loan or a Revolving Credit Loan.

 

Loan Documents” means, collectively, this Agreement, each Note, each Issuer Document, each joinder agreement referred to in Section 2.14, each Subsidiary Joinder Agreement and the Collateral Documents.

 

Loan Parties” means, collectively, the Borrowers and the Guarantors.

 

MacDermid” has the meaning specified in the preamble hereto.

 

Majority Facility Lenders” means (a) with respect to the Term Loan Facility, the holders of a majority of the aggregate unpaid principal amount of the Term Loan Commitments and Term Loans outstanding under the Term Loan Facility and (b) with respect to the Revolving Credit Facility, the holders of a majority of the sum of (i) the unused portion of the Revolving Credit Commitments then in effect and (ii) the Total Outstandings at such time.

 

Market Capitalization” means, with respect to the making of any Restricted Payment, an amount equal to the product of (a) the total number of issued and outstanding shares of common Equity Interests of PSP on the date of declaration of such Restricted Payment multiplied by (b) the arithmetic mean of the closing prices per share of such Equity Interests on the principal securities exchange on which such Equity Interests are listed for the 30 consecutive trading days immediately preceding the date of declaration of such Restricted Payment.

 

Material Adverse Effect” means (a) a material adverse change in, or a material adverse effect upon, the operations, business, properties, liabilities (actual or contingent) or condition (financial or otherwise) of PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries taken as a whole; (b) a material impairment of the rights and remedies of the Administrative Agent or any Lender under any Loan Document; or (c) a material adverse effect upon the legality, validity, binding effect or enforceability against any Loan Party of any Loan Document to which it is a party.

 

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Material Real Property” means any parcel of Real Property now or hereafter owned in fee by any Loan Party that, together with any improvements thereon, individually has a fair market value of at least $5,000,000 as at (i)(x) the Closing Date, for Real Property owned as of the Closing Date or (y) the date of acquisition for Real Property acquired after the Closing Date, in each case as reasonably estimated in good faith by PSP or (ii) the time of any material improvement on such Real Property described in clause (i)(y); provided that “Material Real Property” shall not include the property located at 244–256 Culver Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304 for so long as such property is located in an area that has been identified by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development as an area having special flood hazards within the meaning of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968.

 

Maximum Rate” has the meaning specified in Section 11.09.

 

MFN Adjustment” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(d).

 

Minimum Collateral Amount” means, at any time, (a) with respect to cash collateral consisting of cash or deposit account balances, an amount equal to 103% of the Fronting Exposure of any L/C Issuer with respect to Letters of Credit issued and outstanding at such time and (b) for purposes of Section 2.15, an amount reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent and the applicable L/C Issuer.

 

Minimum Eurocurrency Borrowing Amount” means, (i) with respect to Section 2.02(a)(2), a principal amount equal to the Dollar Equivalent of $2,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof and (ii) with respect to Section 2.05(a)(ii), a principal amount equal to the Dollar Equivalent of $1,000,000 or a whole multiple of $500,000 in excess thereof.

 

Minimum Extension Condition” has the meaning specified in Section 2.16(e).

 

Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and any successor thereto.

 

Mortgage” means an agreement, including, but not limited to, a fee mortgage, deed of trust, deeds to secure debt, assignment of rents and leases or any other document, creating and evidencing a Lien on a Mortgaged Property and delivered pursuant to Section 7.12, as may be amended, modified, supplemented, extended and/or consolidated from time to time, which shall be in form reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, with such schedules and including such provisions as shall be necessary to conform such document to applicable local or foreign law or as shall be customary under applicable local or foreign law.

 

Mortgaged Property” means (a) each owned Material Real Property located in the United States of America and identified as a “Mortgaged Property” on Schedule 1.01(c) and (b) each Material Real Property located in the United States of America, if any, owned by any Loan Party and which shall be subject to a Mortgage delivered after the Closing Date pursuant to Section 7.12.

 

Multiemployer Plan” means any employee benefit plan of the type described in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA, to which any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate makes or is obligated to make contributions, or during the preceding six plan years, has made or been obligated to make contributions.

 

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Net Cash Proceeds” means, (a) with respect to any Asset Sale, Recovery Event or Permitted Sale Leaseback Transaction, the excess, if any, of (i) the sum of cash and Cash Equivalents received therefrom (including any cash or Cash Equivalents received by way of deferred payment pursuant to, or by monetization of, a note receivable or otherwise, but only as and when so received) over (ii) the sum of (A) the principal amount of any Indebtedness that is secured by such asset and that is required to be repaid in connection with the sale thereof (other than Indebtedness under the Loan Documents), (B) the out-of-pocket expenses incurred by any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in connection therewith and (C) income taxes reasonably estimated to be actually payable as a result of any gain recognized in connection therewith; provided, however, that, if (x) the Borrowers shall deliver a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Borrowers to the Administrative Agent at the time of receipt thereof setting forth the Borrowers’ intent to reinvest such proceeds to acquire, maintain, develop, construct, improve, upgrade or repair productive assets of a kind then used or usable in the business of the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries (including, without limitation, through a Permitted Investment or Permitted Acquisition) within (1) 360 days of receipt of such proceeds or (2) if the Borrowers enter into a legally binding commitment to reinvest such proceeds within 360 days following receipt thereof, within the earlier of 180 days following the date such legally binding commitment is entered into and the date on which such legally binding commitment terminates or is abandoned without the consummation of the reinvestment contemplated thereby (such applicable period described in clause (1) or (2), the “Reinvestment Period”) and (y) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and shall be continuing at the time of such certificate or at the proposed time of the application of such proceeds, such proceeds shall not constitute Net Cash Proceeds except to the extent not so used at the end of the Reinvestment Period, at which time such proceeds shall be deemed to be Net Cash Proceeds; provided, further, that any proceeds of such a Recovery Event (from settlement of insurance or otherwise) shall be remitted to the Borrowers so long as such proceeds are not deemed to be Net Cash Proceeds; and (b) with respect to any issuance or disposition of Indebtedness, the cash proceeds thereof, net of all taxes and reasonable and customary fees, commissions, costs and other expenses incurred by the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries in connection therewith.

 

New Incremental Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).

 

New Revolving Credit Facility” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(a) of this Agreement.

 

New Term Loan Commitments” mean the commitments in respect of any New Term Loan Facility.

 

New Term Loan Facility” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(a) of this Agreement.

 

New Term Loan Maturity Date” means the maturity date or expiration date of any New Term Loan.

 

New Term Loans” means any advance made by a Lender under a New Term Loan Facility.

 

NFIP” has the meaning specified in Section 7.12(b)(iv).

 

Non-Consenting Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 11.01.

 

Non-Excluded Taxeshas the meaning specified in Section 3.01(a).

 

Non-Extending Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.16(d).

 

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Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary all of the Equity Interests in which (except directors’ qualifying shares and as a result of the PDH Minority Interest) are not, at the time, directly or indirectly owned by PSP, other than any Subsidiary that becomes a Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary after the Closing Date as a result of (A) the Disposition or issuance of Equity Interests of such Subsidiary, in either case, to a Person that is an Affiliate, (B) any transaction entered into primarily for the purpose of such Subsidiary ceasing to constitute a Guarantor or (C) the Disposition or issuance of Equity Interest of such Subsidiary for less than the fair market value of such shares (as reasonably determined by the Borrower).

 

Nonrenewal Notice Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(b)(iii).

 

Note” or “Notes” means the Term Loan Notes and/or the Revolving Credit Notes, individually or collectively, as appropriate.

 

Obligation Currency” has the meaning specified in Section 11.23(a).

 

Obligations” means (a) all advances to, and debts, liabilities, obligations, covenants and duties of, any Loan Party arising under (i) any Loan Document or otherwise with respect to any Loan or Letter of Credit, whether direct or indirect (including those acquired by assumption), absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising including the obligation to pay principal, interest, Letter of Credit commissions, charges, expenses, fees, attorneys’ fees and disbursements, indemnities and other amounts payable by any Loan Party under any Loan Document and including interest and fees that accrue after the commencement by or against any Loan Party or any Affiliate thereof of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Laws naming such Person as the debtor in such proceeding, regardless of whether such interest and fees are allowed claims in such proceeding, (ii) any Secured Hedge Agreement and (iii) any Secured Treasury Management Agreement and (b) the obligation of any Loan Party to reimburse any amount in respect of any of the foregoing that any Lender, in its reasonable sole discretion, may elect to pay or advance on behalf of such Loan Party. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, the “Obligations” shall not include any Excluded Swap Obligations.

 

OFAC” means the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Treasury Department or the U.S. Department of State.

 

OID” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Yield”.

 

option right” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Change of Control”.

 

Organization Documents” means, (a) with respect to any corporation, the certificate or articles of incorporation and the bylaws (or equivalent or comparable constitutive documents with respect to any non-U.S. jurisdiction); (b) with respect to any limited liability company, the certificate or articles of formation or organization and operating agreement; and (c) with respect to any partnership, joint venture, trust or other form of business entity, the partnership, joint venture or other applicable agreement of formation or organization and any agreement, instrument, filing or notice with respect thereto filed in connection with its formation or organization with the applicable Governmental Authority in the jurisdiction of its formation or organization and, if applicable, any certificate or articles of formation or organization of such entity.

 

Other Taxes” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(b).

 

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Outstanding Amount” means (i) with respect to Revolving Credit Loans on any date, the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereof after giving effect to any borrowings and prepayments or repayments of Revolving Credit Loans occurring on such date and (ii) with respect to any L/C Obligations on any date, the amount of such L/C Obligations on such date after giving effect to any L/C Credit Extension occurring on such date and any other changes in the aggregate amount of the L/C Obligations as of such date, including as a result of any reimbursements of outstanding unpaid drawings under any Letters of Credit or any reductions in the maximum amount available for drawing under Letters of Credit taking effect on such date.

 

Participant” has the meaning specified in Section 11.06(d).

 

Participant Register” has the meaning specified in Section 11.06(d).

 

Patriot Act” has the meaning specified in Section 11.19.

 

Paying Agent” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07.

 

PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation or any successor thereto.

 

PDH” means Platform Delaware Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation.

 

PDH Minority Interest” means up to 5% of the Equity Interests of PDH held by Tartan Holdings, LLC and others.

 

Pension Plan” means any “employee pension benefit plan” (as such term is defined in Section 3(2) of ERISA), other than a Multiemployer Plan, that is subject to either Title IV of ERISA or Section 412 of the Code and is sponsored or maintained by any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate or to which any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate contributes or has an obligation to contribute, or in the case of a multiple employer or other plan described in Section 4064(a) of ERISA, has made contributions at any time during the immediately preceding six plan years.

 

Perfection Certificate” means the Pre-Closing UCC Diligence Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit E or such other form approved by the Administrative Agent.

 

Permitted Acquisition” means the acquisition by any Borrower or any Wholly-Owned Restricted Subsidiary of all or substantially all the assets of a Person or line of business of such Person, or of not less than 50.1% of the outstanding Equity Interests of a Person (referred to herein as the “Acquired Entity”); provided that (i) the Acquired Entity shall be a going concern and shall be in a similar line of business (or one reasonably ancillary or complementary thereto, or which is a reasonable extension, development or expansion thereof, including, but not limited to, any line of business in the specialty chemicals market) as that of the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries as conducted during the current and most recently concluded calendar year; (ii)(A) no Event of Default or Default shall have occurred and be continuing both immediately before and immediately after the execution of the acquisition agreement by the relevant Restricted Group member and applicable seller(s), and (B) at the time of such transaction, PSP shall be in Pro Forma Compliance with the financial covenant set forth in Section 8.10 (whether or not such covenant is then applicable); provided, that if the Borrowers would not be in Pro Forma Compliance at the time of such transaction, then the foregoing requirement to so be in Pro Forma Compliance shall not be required so long as the aggregate amount of the consideration paid in connection with such acquisition of an Acquired Entity that does not become a Guarantor and any related acquisitions of an Acquired Entity that does not become a Guarantor pursuant to clause (e) of the definition of “Permitted Investments” (including Indebtedness of the Acquired Entity that is assumed by or on behalf of the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries for any such purchase or other acquisition of an entity that does not become a Guarantor (including by way of merger) when aggregated with the total cash and noncash consideration (calculated on the same basis) paid by or on behalf of the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries for all other purchases and other acquisitions made by the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries after the Closing Date of entities that do not become Guarantors (including by way of merger)), shall not exceed the greater of (x) $460,000,000 and (y) 100% of the cumulative Consolidated EBITDA for all fiscal years of PSP completed after the Closing Date and prior to the date of such Permitted Acquisition; (iii) upon the consummation of such Permitted Acquisition, the Acquired Entity shall be a Restricted Subsidiary, (iv) PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries shall not incur or assume any Indebtedness in connection with such acquisition, except as permitted by Section 8.02; and (v) PSP shall comply, and shall cause the Acquired Entity to comply, with the applicable provisions of Sections 7.12 and 7.14 and the Collateral Documents.

 

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Permitted Equal Priority Refinancing Debt” means any secured Indebtedness incurred by any Loan Party in the form of one or more series of senior secured notes, bonds or debentures; provided that (a) such Indebtedness is secured by Liens on all or a portion of the Collateral on an equal priority basis with the Liens on the Collateral securing the Obligations (but without regard to the control of remedies) and is not secured by any property or assets of any Loan Party other than the Collateral, (b) such Indebtedness satisfies the applicable requirements set forth in the provisos to the definition of “Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness”, (c) such Indebtedness is not at any time guaranteed by any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party and (d) the holders of such Indebtedness (or their representative) and the Administrative Agent and/or Collateral Agent shall become parties to a Customary Intercreditor Agreement providing that the Liens on the Collateral securing such obligations shall rank equal in priority to the Liens on the Collateral securing the Obligations (but without regard to the control of remedies).

 

Permitted Intercompany Transaction” means (a) a merger or consolidation solely of one or more Subsidiaries of PSP (provided that, (x) if one of such Subsidiaries is a Loan Party, the result of such merger or consolidation is that the surviving entity is a Loan Party, (y) if one of the Subsidiaries is a Restricted Subsidiary, the result of such merger or consolidation is that the surviving entity is a Restricted Subsidiary and (z) if one of such Subsidiaries is an Additional Borrower, the result of such merger or consolidation is that the surviving entity is an Additional Borrower); (b) a transaction consisting of the acquisition (which may, without limitation, occur through the liquidation and/or dissolution of a Subsidiary) of (i) all or substantially all of the Equity Interests of any Subsidiary of PSP, (ii) all or substantially all of the assets of any Subsidiary of the Borrowers or (iii) all or substantially all of the assets constituting the business of a division, branch or other unit operation of any Subsidiary of the Borrowers, in each case, by any one or more Loan Parties (provided, that if the transaction consists of the acquisition of the Equity Interests, assets or business of a division, branch or other unit or operation of an Additional Borrower, the acquiring party shall be either a Borrower or an Additional Borrower); (c) a transaction consisting of the acquisition (which may, without limitation, occur through the liquidation and/or dissolution of such Subsidiary) of (i) all or substantially all of the Equity Interests of any Subsidiary of the Borrowers that is not a Loan Party, (ii) all or substantially all of the assets of any Subsidiary of the Borrowers that is not a Loan Party, (iii) all or substantially all of the assets constituting the business of a division, branch or other unit operation of any Subsidiary of the Borrowers that is not a Loan Party or (iv) any other similar intercompany transaction by any one or more Subsidiaries of the Borrowers that is consented to by the Administrative Agent and is not materially adverse to the Lenders as reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion; provided that, (x) if the transaction consists of the acquisition of Equity Interests, assets or business of a division, branch or other unit or operation of a Subsidiary that is a Restricted Subsidiary, the acquiring party shall be a Borrower, an Additional Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary and (y) after giving effect to any transaction described in clauses (a) through (c), the Borrowers shall comply with Section 7.12 to the extent applicable and (d) the liquidation, wind up, dissolution, deregistration or similar action with respect to any Excluded Subsidiary.

 

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Permitted Investments” means:

 

(a)       Investments outstanding as of the Closing Date (such Investments in excess of $10,000,000 are set forth on Schedule 1.01(d));

 

(b)      (i) Investments by the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries existing on the Closing Date in the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries and (ii) additional Investments by the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries in the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries; provided that (A) if such Investment shall be in the form of an investment in Equity Interests, any such Equity Interests held by a Loan Party shall be pledged pursuant to the Pledge and Security Agreement (subject to the limitation referred to in the proviso of Section 7.12(a)(iii) in the case of any First-Tier Foreign Subsidiary or Excluded Domestic Subsidiary), (B) the aggregate amount of Investments under this clause (b)(ii) by Loan Parties in Restricted Subsidiaries that are not Subsidiary Guarantors (other than (1)(x) investments in Equity Interests and (y) intercompany loans and advances, in each case, from a Loan Party to a Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Subsidiary Guarantor the proceeds of which are used solely to finance a Permitted Acquisition and (2) intercompany loans and advances from a Loan Party in Restricted Subsidiaries that are not Subsidiary Guarantors having a term not exceeding 90 days (inclusive of any roll over or extensions of terms)) shall not exceed the sum of (I) the greater of (x) $180,000,000 and (y) 40% of Consolidated EBITDA as of the last day of the last Test Period for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 7.01 at any time outstanding plus (II) an amount equal to any reduction in the amount of Investments by Loan Parties in Restricted Subsidiaries that are not Subsidiary Guarantors set forth in clause (b)(i) above after the Closing Date, and (C) if such Investment shall be in the form of a loan or advance, such loan or advance shall be unsecured, and, in the case of a loan or advance owed by a Loan Party to a Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party, shall be subordinated to the Obligations on terms reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and, if such loan or advance shall be made by a Loan Party, shall be evidenced by a promissory note and such promissory note shall be pledged to the Collateral Agent for the ratable benefit of the Secured Parties pursuant to the Pledge and Security Agreement;

 

(c)       deposits with, or time deposits with, including certificates of deposits issued by, (i) any office located in the United States of any bank or trust company that is organized under the laws of the United States or any state thereof and has capital surplus and undivided profits aggregating at least $100,000,000, (ii) any Lender or (iii) any foreign bank for which S&P or Moody’s issues a rating of “A” or higher and which has capital surplus and undivided profits aggregating at least $100,000,000;

 

(d)       Investments held by PSP or any Restricted Subsidiary in the form of Cash Equivalents;

 

(e)       Permitted Acquisitions;

 

(f)        Investments permitted pursuant to Section 8.02, 8.03, 8.05 or 8.07;

 

(g)       Investments consisting of Permitted Swap Obligations;

 

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(h)       intercompany loans and advances to PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries pursuant to Section 8.02(e); provided that such intercompany loans and advances (i) shall be made for the purposes, and shall be subject to all the applicable limitations set forth in, Section 8.02(e) and (ii) shall be unsecured and subordinated to the Obligations on terms reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

 

(i)        advances, loans or extensions of credit to customers and suppliers or to employees, in the ordinary course of business by any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries;

 

(j)        other Investments in an aggregate amount not to exceed the greater of (x) $225,000,000 and (y) 50% of Consolidated EBITDA as of the last day of the last Test Period for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 7.01 at any time outstanding;

 

(k)       Investments in a Receivables Subsidiary or relating to a Factoring Agreement that, in the good faith determination of PSP are necessary or advisable to effect any Receivables Facility or Factoring Agreement incurred in compliance with Section 8.02 hereof or any transaction in connection therewith; provided that such Investment is in the form of a contribution of accounts receivable and the proceeds thereof and other assets customarily transferred in connection therewith or as equity; and

 

(l)        Investments in joint ventures engaged in any similar line of business (or one reasonably ancillary or complementary thereto, including, but not limited to, anything in the specialty chemicals market) in an aggregate amount, taken together with all other Investments made pursuant to this clause (l) that are at that time outstanding, not to exceed the greater of $50 million and 10% of Consolidated Total Assets.

 

For all purposes of this Agreement, the amount of any Investment shall be the original costs of such Investment plus the cost of all additions thereto, without adjustments for increases or decreases in value, write-ups, write-downs or write-offs with respect to such Investment, reduced by (without duplication of any reduction as a result of such Investment (or any portion thereof) deemed to no longer be outstanding as of any date) any dividend, distribution, interest payment, return of capital, repayment or other amount received in cash by PSP or a Restricted Subsidiary in respect of such Investment.

 

Permitted Junior Priority Refinancing Debt” means secured Indebtedness incurred by any Loan Party in the form of one or more series of junior lien secured notes, bonds or debentures or junior lien secured loans; provided that (a) such Indebtedness is secured by all or a portion of the Collateral on a junior priority basis to the Liens on the Collateral securing the Obligations and is not secured by any property or assets of any Loan Party other than the Collateral, (b) such Indebtedness satisfies the applicable requirements set forth in the provisos in the definition of “Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness” (provided that such Indebtedness may be secured by a Lien on the Collateral that ranks junior to the Liens on the Collateral securing the Obligations, notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained in the definition of “Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness”), (c) the holders of such Indebtedness (or their representative) and the Administrative Agent and/or the Collateral Agent shall become parties to a Customary Intercreditor Agreement providing that the Liens on the Collateral securing such obligations shall rank junior to the Liens on the Collateral securing the Obligations and (d) such Indebtedness is not at any time guaranteed by any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party.

 

Permitted Liens” means:

 

(a)       in the case of Real Property, easements, restrictions, exceptions, reservations or defects which, individually or in the aggregate, (a) do not materially interfere with the ordinary conduct of the business of PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries at such Real Property and (b) do not materially affect the value thereof;

 

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(b)       non-consensual Liens, if contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and appropriate reserves are maintained, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, with respect thereto;

 

(c)       pledges or deposits to secure obligations under workmen’s compensation, employment and unemployment insurance and other social security legislation or similar legislation or to secure performance in connection with bids, tenders and contracts (other than contracts for the payment of borrowed money) to which any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries is a party;

 

(d)       deposits to secure public or statutory obligations of any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries;

 

(e)        materialmen’s, landlords’, warehousemens’, mechanics’, carriers’, workmen’s or similar Liens arising in the ordinary course of business, or deposits of cash or United States obligations to obtain the release of such Liens;

 

(f)        deposits to secure surety or performance bonds and other obligations of a like nature or appeal bonds in proceedings to which any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries is a party;

 

(g)       Liens for Taxes not yet due and payable or being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings with adequate reserves on the books of any Borrower or the applicable Restricted Subsidiary with respect thereto in accordance with GAAP;

 

(h)       Leases, subleases or licenses of properties owned, leased or licensed by any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, in each case, entered into in the ordinary course of business so long as such Leases, subleases and licenses are subordinate in all respects to the Liens granted and evidenced by the Collateral Documents and do not, individually or in the aggregate, (i) interfere in any material respect with the ordinary conduct of the business of any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, or (ii) materially impair the use (for its intended purposes) or the value of the property subject thereto;

 

(i)        Liens solely on any cash earnest money deposits made by PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in connection with any letter of intent or purchase agreement permitted hereunder;

 

(j)        Liens in favor of customs and revenue authorities arising as a matter of law to secure payment of customs duties in connection with the importation of goods in the ordinary course of business;

 

(k)       licenses of patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and other intellectual property rights granted by any Borrowers or any Restricted Subsidiary in the ordinary course of business, which do not interfere in any material respect with the business of any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries;

 

(l)        easements, rights-of-way, restrictions, encroachments, protrusions and other similar encumbrances and minor title defects affecting Real Property which, in the aggregate, do not in any case materially interfere with the ordinary course of the business of PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries;

 

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(m)      judgment Liens securing judgments not constituting an Event of Default under Article IX;

 

(n)       Liens arising by virtue of deposits made in the ordinary course of business to secure liability for premiums to, including obligations in respect of Letters of Credit or bank Guarantees for the benefit of insurance carriers;

 

(o)       bankers, liens, rights of setoff and other similar Liens on deposits in one or more accounts maintained by any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, in each case, granted in the ordinary course of business in favor of the bank or banks with which such accounts are maintained, securing amounts owing to such bank with respect to cash management and operating account arrangements, including those involving pooled accounts and netting arrangements;

 

(p)       Liens in favor of Foreign Plans arising in the ordinary course of business; and

 

(q)       Liens in favor of any Borrower or any other Guarantor; and

 

(r)        Liens granted by any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party in favor of any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party.

 

Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness” means Indebtedness issued or incurred (including by means of the extension or renewal of existing Indebtedness) to the extent used to refinance, refund, extend, renew or replace existing Indebtedness (“Refinanced Indebtedness”); provided that (a) the principal amount of such refinancing, refunding, extending, renewing or replacing Indebtedness is not greater than the principal amount of such Refinanced Indebtedness plus the amount of any premiums or penalties and accrued and unpaid interest paid thereon and reasonable fees and expenses, in each case associated with such refinancing, refunding, extension, renewal or replacement, (b) such refinancing, refunding, extending, renewing or replacing Indebtedness has a final maturity that is no sooner than, and a weighted average life to maturity that is no shorter than, such Refinanced Indebtedness, (c) if such Refinanced Indebtedness or any Guarantees thereof are subordinated to the Obligations, such refinancing, refunding, extending, renewing or replacing Indebtedness and any Guarantees thereof remain so subordinated and shall have a lien priority no greater than the priority of the liens securing the Refinanced Indebtedness to the Liens securing the Obligations in accordance with, and otherwise subject to, the terms of a Customary Intercreditor Agreement, (d) if any Loan Party is an obligor in respect of such Refinanced Indebtedness immediately prior to such refinancing, refunding, extending, renewing or replacing, any obligors in respect of such refinancing, refunding, extending, renewing or replacing Indebtedness must either (x) be a Loan Party or (y) have been an obligor in respect of such Refinanced Indebtedness immediately prior to such refinancing, refunding, extending, renewing or replacing and (e) such refinancing, refunding, extending, renewing or replacing Indebtedness contains covenants and events of default and is benefited by Guarantees, if any, which, taken as a whole, are determined in good faith by a Responsible Officer of the Borrowers to not be materially less favorable to the Borrowers or the applicable Restricted Subsidiary and the than the covenants and events of default or Guarantees, if any, in respect of such Refinanced Indebtedness.

 

Permitted Sale Leaseback Transaction” has the meaning specified in Section 8.13.

 

Permitted Swap Obligations” means all obligations (contingent or otherwise) of any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary existing or arising under Swap Contracts, provided that such obligations are (or were) entered into by such Person in the ordinary course of business for the purpose of directly mitigating risks associated with liabilities, commitments or assets held or reasonably anticipated by such Person, or changes in the value of securities issued by such Person in conjunction with a securities repurchase program not otherwise prohibited hereunder, and not for purposes of speculation or taking a “market view”.

 

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Permitted Unsecured Refinancing Debt” means unsecured Indebtedness incurred by any Loan Party in the form of one or more series of senior unsecured notes, bonds or debentures or loans; provided that (a) such Indebtedness satisfies the applicable requirements set forth in the provisos in the definition of “Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness” and (b) such Indebtedness is not at any time guaranteed by any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party.

 

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

 

Plan” means any “employee benefit plan” (as such term is defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA), other than a Multiemployer Plan, that is established by any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries or, with respect to any such plan that is subject to Section 412 of the Code or Title IV of ERISA, any ERISA Affiliate, in any case, that is not a Foreign Plan.

 

Platform” has the meaning specified in Section 7.02.

 

Pledge and Security Agreement” means the Pledge and Security Agreement, dated as of the Closing Date, executed by each of the Loan Parties and the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the holders of the Obligations, in substantially the form of Exhibit F, as may be further amended or modified from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof.

 

Pledged Collateral” has the meaning assigned to it in the Pledge and Security Agreement.

 

Pounds Sterling” and the symbol “£” means the lawful currency of the United Kingdom.

 

primary obligor” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Guarantee”.

 

Prime Rate” means the rate of interest last quoted by The Wall Street Journal as the “Prime Rate” in the U.S. or, if The Wall Street Journal ceases to quote such rate, the highest per annum interest rate published by the Federal Reserve Board in Federal Reserve Statistical Release H.15 (519) (Selected Interest Rates) as the “bank prime loan” rate or, if such rate is no longer quoted therein, any similar rate quoted therein (as determined by the Administrative Agent) or any similar release by the Federal Reserve Board (as determined by the Administrative Agent).

 

Pro Forma Basis” means, with respect to compliance with any test or covenant hereunder, compliance with such covenant or test after giving effect to any proposed incurrence of Indebtedness, Permitted Acquisition, Asset Sale (which relates to assets meeting the definition of clause (c) of the definition of “Investments”), the making of any Restricted Payment, Investment, Disposition or any designation of any Restricted Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary or any Subsidiary Redesignation (including pro forma adjustments arising out of events which are directly attributable to the proposed transaction, are factually supportable and are expected to have a continuing impact, in each case which adjustments (a) are based on reasonably detailed written assumptions reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and (b) are certified by a Responsible Officer of PSP as having been prepared in good faith based upon reasonable assumptions) or other payment or event subject to a test or covenant hereunder using, for purposes of determining such compliance, the historical financial statements of all entities or assets so acquired, sold or otherwise tested hereunder, or to be acquired, sold or tested hereunder, and the consolidated financial statements of PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries which shall be reformulated as if such transaction or other event subject to testing, and any other such transactions or events subject to testing that have been consummated or occurred during the period, and any Indebtedness or other liabilities incurred in connection with any such Permitted Acquisitions had been consummated and incurred at the beginning of such period.

 

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Pro Forma Compliance” means, at any date of determination, that PSP shall be in pro forma compliance with the covenant set forth in Section 8.10 to the extent (unless otherwise stated herein to the contrary) that such covenant shall be applicable to PSP at such time, as of the last day of the most recent fiscal quarter end (computed on the basis of (a) balance sheet amounts as of the most recently completed fiscal quarter, and (b) income statement amounts for the most recently completed period of four consecutive fiscal quarters, in each case, for which financial statements shall have been delivered to the Administrative Agent and calculated on a Pro Forma Basis in respect of the event giving rise to such determination).

 

Pro Forma Financial Statements” means a pro forma consolidated balance sheet and related pro forma consolidated income statement of PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries as of and for the 12-month period ending on the last day of the most recently completed four-fiscal quarter period ended for which Unaudited Financial Statements or Audited Financial Statements have been delivered, prepared after giving effect to the Transactions and the tender offer and/or redemption of the 2022 Senior Notes and the 2023 Senior Notes as if such transactions had occurred as of such date (in the case of such balance sheet) or at the beginning of such period (in the case of such statement of income).

 

Pro Rata Share” means, (a) with respect to each Term Loan Lender at any time, a percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place) of the principal amount of the Term Loans or any Tranche of Term Loans, as the case may be, funded by such Term Loan Lender and (b) with respect to each Revolving Credit Lender with respect to the Revolving Credit Loans, or any Tranche thereof, at any time, a percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place), the numerator of which is the amount of the Revolving Credit Commitment of such Revolving Credit Lender at such time and the denominator of which is the amount of the Total Revolving Credit Commitments at such time; provided that if the commitment of each Revolving Credit Lender to make Loans and the obligation of each L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions have been terminated pursuant to Section 9.02, then the Pro Rata Share of each Revolving Credit Lender shall be determined based on the Pro Rata Share of such Revolving Credit Lender immediately prior to such termination and after giving effect to any subsequent assignments made pursuant to the terms hereof. The initial Pro Rata Share of each Lender is set forth opposite the name of such Lender on Schedule 2.01 or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable.

 

property” means any right, title or interest in or to property or assets of any kind whatsoever, whether real, personal or mixed and whether tangible or intangible and including Equity Interests or other ownership interests of any Person and whether now in existence or owned or hereafter entered into or acquired, including all Real Property.

 

PSP” has the meaning specified in the preamble hereto.

 

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 in Section 7.02.

 

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Qualified ECP Guarantor” means, in respect of any Swap Obligations, each Loan Party that has total assets exceeding $10,000,000 at the time the relevant Guarantee or grant of the relevant security interest becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation or such other person as constitutes an “eligible contract participant” under the Commodity Exchange Act or any regulations promulgated thereunder and can cause another person to qualify as an “eligible contract participant” at such time by entering into a keepwell under Section 1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the Commodity Exchange Act.

 

Real Property” means, collectively, all right, title and interest (including any leasehold, mineral or other estate) in and to any and all parcels of or interests in Real Property owned, leased or operated by any Person, whether by lease, license or other means, together with, in each case, all easements, hereditaments and appurtenances relating thereto, all improvements and appurtenant fixtures and equipment, all general intangibles and contract rights and other property and rights incidental to the ownership, lease or operation thereof.

 

Receivables Facility” means any of one or more receivables financing facilities, as amended, supplemented, modified, extended, renewed, restated or refunded from time to time, the Obligations of which are non-recourse (except for customary representations, warranties, covenants and indemnities made in connection with such facilities) to PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries (other than a Receivables Subsidiary) pursuant to which PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries sells its accounts receivable to either (a) a Person that is not a Restricted Subsidiary or (b) a Receivables Subsidiary that in turn sells its accounts receivable to a Person that is not a Restricted Subsidiary.

 

Receivables Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary formed for the purpose of, and that solely engages only in one or more Receivables Facilities and other activities reasonably related thereto.

 

Recovery Event” means any settlement of or payment in respect of any property or casualty insurance claim or any taking under power of eminent domain or by condemnation or similar proceeding of or relating to any property or asset of PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries (excluding, in each case, business interruption insurance claims) provided that any recovery event described above having a value not in excess of $5,000,000 in any single transaction or series of related transactions shall be deemed not to be a “Recovery Event” for purposes of this Agreement.

 

Reference Date” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Available Amount”.

 

Refinanced Debt” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness.”

 

Refinanced Indebtedness” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness.”

 

Refinancing Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(a).

 

Refinancing Incremental Term Loans” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.14(a).

 

Register” has the meaning set forth in Section 11.06(c).

 

Regulation” means the Council of the European Union Regulation No. 1346/2000 on Insolvency Proceedings.

 

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Reinvestment Period” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Net Cash Proceeds”.

 

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

 

Release” means any release, spill, emission, leaking, pumping, pouring, injection, escaping, deposit, disposal, discharge, dispersal, dumping, leaching or migration of Hazardous Materials into or through the indoor or outdoor environment (including the abandonment or disposal of any barrels, containers or other closed receptacles containing any Hazardous Materials), including the movement of any Hazardous Materials through the air, soil, surface water or groundwater.

 

Reportable Event” means any of the events set forth in Section 4043(c) of ERISA, other than events for which the 30-day notice period has been waived.

 

Repricing Transaction” means the prepayment, refinancing, substitution or replacement of all or a portion of the Initial Term Loans with the incurrence by any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary of any new or replacement tranche of term loans bearing interest at an “effective” interest rate (with the comparative determinations to be made by the Administrative Agent consistent with generally accepted financial practices, after giving effect to, among other factors, margin, interest rate floors, upfront or similar fees or original issue discount shared with all providers of such financing, but excluding the effect of any arrangement, structuring, syndication or other fees payable in connection therewith that are not shared with all providers of such bank loans, and without taking into account any fluctuations in the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate) that is less than the “effective” interest rate (as determined by the Administrative Agent on the same basis) of such Initial Term Loans, including as may be effected through any amendment to this Agreement relating to the “effective” interest rate of such Initial Term Loans.

 

Request for Credit Extension” means (a) with respect to a Borrowing, conversion or continuation of Loans, a Committed Loan Notice and (b) with respect to an L/C Credit Extension, a Letter of Credit Application.

 

Required Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Lenders having more than 50% of the sum of (a) the Term Loans, (b) the Total Outstandings (with the aggregate amount of each Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations being deemed “held” by such Lender for purposes of this definition) and (c) the aggregate unused Revolving Credit Commitments; provided that the unused Revolving Credit Commitment of, and the portion of the Total Outstandings held or deemed held by, any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Lenders.

 

Required Prepayment Percentage” means (a) in the case of any Asset Sale or Recovery Event, 100% or, if on the date of the applicable prepayment, the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio is less than or equal to 1.75 to 1.00 but greater than 1.25 to 1.00, 50%, or if on the date of the applicable prepayment, the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio is less than or equal to 1.25 to 1.00, 0%; (b) in the case of any issuance or other incurrence of Indebtedness (except as incurred pursuant to Section 8.02), 100%; (c) in the case of any Excess Cash Flow, 50%, or, if on the date of the applicable prepayment, the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio is less than or equal to 3.00 to 1.00 but greater than 2.50 to 1.00, 25%, or if on the date of the applicable prepayment, the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio is less than or equal to 2.50 to 1.00, 0%; and (d) in the case of any Permitted Sale Leaseback Transaction, 100%.

 

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

 

Restricted Group” means, collectively, PSP and the Restricted Subsidiaries.

 

Restricted Payment” means (a) any dividend or other payment or distribution (except dividends or distributions payable solely in shares of such Person’s common stock or to any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries) with respect to any capital stock or other Equity Interest of PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, or any payment (whether in cash, securities or other property), including any sinking fund or similar deposit, on account of the purchase, redemption, retirement, defeasance, acquisition, cancellation or termination of any such capital stock or other Equity Interest (other than any such capital stock or other Equity Interests owned by any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries), or on account of any return of capital to the stockholders, partners or members (or the equivalent Persons thereof) of any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, (b) any Investment other than a Permitted Investment and (c) any prepayment, redemption, purchase, defeasance or other satisfaction prior to the scheduled maturity thereof in any manner, or payment in violation of any applicable subordination terms, in each case, with respect to (i) any Indebtedness that is secured by a second priority Lien on the assets of PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries and (ii) any Indebtedness that is subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations.

 

Restricted Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary of PSP that is not an Unrestricted Subsidiary.

 

Retained Declined Proceeds” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(b)(vii).

 

Revolving Credit Borrowing” means an Initial Revolving Credit Borrowing or any borrowing under any Extended Revolving Credit Tranche consisting of simultaneous Revolving Credit Loans of the same Type and, in the case of Eurocurrency Rate Loans, having the same Interest Period.

 

Revolving Credit Commitment” means the Initial Revolving Credit Commitment and any Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, as the context may require, and “Revolving Credit Commitments” means all of them, collectively.

 

Revolving Credit Facility” means the Initial Revolving Credit Facility and any Extended Revolving Credit Facility, as the context may require.

 

Revolving Credit Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that has a Revolving Credit Commitment or an outstanding Revolving Credit Loan at such time.

 

Revolving Credit Loan” means the Initial Revolving Credit Loans and any Extended Revolving Credit Loans, as the context may require.

 

Revolving Credit Maturity Date” means, with respect to any Initial Revolving Credit Loan, the Initial Revolving Credit Maturity Date, and with respect to any Revolving Credit Loan under any Extended Revolving Credit Tranche, the earlier of the maturity date set forth in the applicable Extension Amendment and the date of termination in whole of the Extended Revolving Credit Commitments in respect of such Extended Revolving Credit Tranche and the Letter of Credit Commitments pursuant to Section 2.06 or 9.02.

 

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Revolving Credit Note” has the meaning specified in Section 2.11(a).

 

S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. and any successor thereto.

 

Sanctioned Country” means any country or territory that may, from time to time, be the target of Sanctions (presently, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, or the Crimea region of Ukraine).

 

“Sanctioned Person” means any Person that is the target of Sanctions, including: (a) any Person listed in any list of designated Persons maintained by OFAC or other applicable U.S. or non-U.S. authority under Sanctions; (b) any Person 50% or more owned or, where relevant under applicable Sanctions, controlled by any such Person or Persons or acting for or on behalf of such Person; or (c) any person organized or ordinarily resident in a Sanctioned Country.

 

Sanctions” means comprehensive economic or financial sanctions or trade embargoes imposed, administered or enforced from time to time by (a) the U.S. government, including those administered by the OFAC, or (b) the United Nations Security Council, the European Union or Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom.

 

SEC” means the Securities and Exchange Commission, or any Governmental Authority succeeding to any of its principal functions.

 

Second Lien Indebtedness” has the meaning specified in Section 8.01(h).

 

Section 2.16 Additional Amendment” has the meaning specified in Section 2.16(c).

 

Secured Hedge Agreement” means any Swap Contract that is entered into by and between any Loan Party and any Hedge Bank.

 

Secured Parties” means, collectively, the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent, the Syndication Agent, the Lenders, the L/C Issuers, the Hedge Banks, the Lender Counterparties, each co-agent or sub-agent appointed by the Agents from time to time pursuant to Section 10.01(b) and any other Persons the Obligations owing to which are or are purported to be secured by the Collateral under the terms of the Collateral Documents.

 

Secured Treasury Management Agreement” any Treasury Management Agreement that is entered into by and between any Loan Party and any Lender Counterparty.

 

Senior Secured Net Leverage Ratio” means as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Senior Secured Debt as of such date minus the unrestricted cash and Cash Equivalents of PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date to (b) Consolidated EBITDA for the period of the four fiscal quarters most recently ending on such date.

 

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Significant Subsidiary” means, at any date of determination, any Restricted Subsidiary that, either individually or together with its subsidiaries which qualify as Restricted Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, has (a) revenues in an amount equal to at least 10% of the consolidated revenues of PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries for the most recently completed fiscal quarter for which the Lenders have received financial statements of PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries pursuant to Section 7.01(a) or 7.01(b), (b) assets in an amount equal to at least 10% of the Consolidated Total Assets of PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries as of the last day of the most recently completed fiscal quarter for which the Lenders have received financial statements of PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries pursuant to Section 7.01(a) or 7.01(b), or (c) earnings in an amount equal to at least 10% of the consolidated net earnings of PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries for the most recently completed fiscal quarter for which the Lenders have received financial statements of PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries pursuant to Section 7.01(a) or 7.01(b), in each case determined in accordance with GAAP for such period.

 

Solvent” and “Solvency” mean, with respect to any Person on any date of determination, that on such date (a) the fair value of the property of such Person is greater than the total amount of liabilities, including, without limitation, contingent liabilities, of such Person, (b) the present fair salable value of the assets of such Person is not less than the amount that will be required to pay the probable liability of such Person on its debts as they become absolute and matured, (c) such Person does not intend to, and does not believe that it will, incur debts or liabilities beyond such Person’s ability to pay such debts and liabilities as they mature and (d) such Person is not engaged in business or a transaction, and is not about to engage in business or a transaction, for which such Person’s property would constitute an unreasonably small capital. The amount of contingent liabilities at any time shall be computed as the amount that, in the light of all the facts and circumstances existing at such time, represents the amount that can reasonably be expected to become an actual or matured liability.

 

SPC” has the meaning specified in Section 11.06(b)(vii).

 

Specified Existing Tranche” has the meaning specified in Section 2.16(a).

 

Statutory Reserves” means a fraction (expressed as a decimal), the numerator of which is the number one and the denominator of which is the number one minus the aggregate of the maximum reserve percentages (including any marginal, special, emergency or supplemental reserves) expressed as a decimal established by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States of America and any other banking authority, domestic or foreign, to which the Administrative Agent or any Lender (including any branch, Affiliate or other fronting office making or holding a Loan) is subject for eurocurrency funding (currently referred to as “Eurocurrency Liabilities” in Regulation D of the Board). Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be deemed to constitute eurocurrency funding and to be subject to such reserve requirements without benefit of or credit for proration, exemptions or offsets that may be available from time to time to any Lender under such Regulation D or any comparable regulation. Statutory Reserves shall be adjusted automatically on and as of the effective date of any change in any reserve percentage.

 

Subsidiary” of a Person means a corporation, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company or other business entity of which a majority of the shares of securities or other interests having ordinary voting power for the election of directors or other governing body (other than securities or interests having such power only by reason of the happening of a contingency) are at the time beneficially owned, or the management of which is otherwise controlled, directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, or both, by such Person. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to a “Subsidiary” or to “Subsidiaries” shall refer to a Subsidiary or Subsidiaries of the Borrowers.

 

Subsidiary Guarantor” means, collectively, the Restricted Subsidiaries listed on Schedule 1.01(f) and each other Restricted Subsidiary that shall be required to execute and deliver a Subsidiary Joinder Agreement pursuant to Section 7.12.

 

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Subsidiary Joinder Agreement” means a joinder agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit G or such other form approved by the Administrative Agent, executed and delivered by a Restricted Subsidiary in accordance with the provisions of Section 7.12.

 

Subsidiary Redesignation” has the meaning set forth in the definition “Unrestricted Subsidiary”.

 

Survey” means a survey of any Mortgaged Property (and all improvements thereon) which is (a) (i) prepared by a surveyor or engineer licensed to perform surveys in the jurisdiction where such Mortgaged Property is located, (ii) dated (or redated) not earlier than six months prior to the date of delivery thereof unless there shall have occurred within six months prior to such date of delivery any exterior construction on the site of such Mortgaged Property or any easement, right of way or other interest in the Mortgaged Property has been granted or become effective through operation of law or otherwise with respect to such Mortgaged Property which, in either case, can be depicted on a survey, in which events, as applicable, such survey shall be dated (or redated) after the completion of such construction or if such construction shall not have been completed as of such date of delivery, not earlier than 20 days prior to such date of delivery, or after the grant or effectiveness of any such easement, right of way or other interest in the Mortgaged Property, (iii) certified by the surveyor (in a manner reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent) to the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent and the Title Company, (iv) complying in all material respects with the minimum detail requirements of the American Land Title Association as such requirements are in effect on the date of preparation of such survey and (v) sufficient for the Title Company to remove all standard survey exceptions from the title insurance policy (or commitment) relating to such Mortgaged Property and issue the endorsements of the type required by Section 7.12(b) or (b) otherwise reasonably acceptable to the Collateral Agent.

 

Swap Contract” means (a) any and all rate swap transactions, basis swaps, credit derivative transactions, forward rate transactions, commodity swaps, commodity options, forward commodity contracts, equity or equity index swaps or options, bond or bond price or bond index swaps or options or forward bond or forward bond price or forward bond index transactions, interest rate swaps and options, forward foreign exchange transactions, cap transactions, floor transactions, collar transactions, currency swap transactions, cross-currency rate swap transactions, currency options, spot contracts, or any other similar transactions or any combination of any of the foregoing (including any options to enter into any of the foregoing), whether or not any such transaction is governed by or subject to any master agreement, and (b) any and all transactions of any kind, and the related confirmations, which are subject to the terms and conditions of, or governed by, any form of master agreement published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., any International Foreign Exchange Master Agreement, or any other master agreement (any such master agreement, together with any related schedules, a “Master Agreement”), including any such obligations or liabilities under any Master Agreement.

 

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

 

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

 

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Syndication Agent” has the meaning specified in the preamble hereto.

 

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

 

Target Operating Day” means any date that is not (a) a Saturday or Sunday, (b) Christmas Day or New Year’s Day or (c) any other day on which the Trans-European Real-time Gross Settlement Express Transfer payment system (or any successor settlement system) is not operating (as determined by the Administrative Agent).

 

Tax Compliance Certificate” has the meaning specified in Section 11.14(a).

 

Taxes” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(a).

 

Term Loan” means an Initial Term Loan, a New Term Loan and/or an Extended Term Loan, as the context may require.

 

Term Loan Borrowing” means a Borrowing comprised of Initial Term Loans or New Term Loans, as the context may require.

 

Term Loan Commitment” means an Initial Term Loan Commitment or a New Term Loan Commitment, as the context may require.

 

Term Loan Facility” means the Initial Term Loan Facility or any New Term Loan Facility, as the context may require.

 

Term Loan Lender” means an Initial Term Loan Lender or a Lender in respect of a New Term Loan Facility, as the context may require.

 

Term Loan Maturity Date” means the Initial Term Loan Maturity Date, the New Term Loan Maturity Date or, with respect to any Extended Term Loan, the maturity date set forth in the applicable Extension Amendment, as the case may be.

 

Term Loan Note” has the meaning specified in Section 2.11(a).

 

Test Period” means a period of four consecutive fiscal quarters.

 

Threshold Amount” means $100,000,000.

 

Title Company” means Chicago Title Insurance Company or any other title insurance company as shall be retained by Borrowers and reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.

 

Title Policy” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 7.12(b)(i).

 

Total Net Leverage Ratio” shall mean, on any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Indebtedness on such date minus the unrestricted cash and Cash Equivalents of the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date to (b) Consolidated EBITDA for the period of four fiscal quarters most recently ending on such date.

 

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Total Outstandings” means the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all Revolving Credit Loans and all L/C Obligations.

 

Total Revolving Credit Commitment” means, at any time, the aggregate amount of the Revolving Credit Commitments, as in effect at such time. The Total Revolving Credit Commitment on the Closing Date is $330,000,000.

 

Tranche” means (a) with respect to Term Loans or commitments, refers to whether such Term Loans or commitments are (1) Initial Term Loans or Initial Term Loan Commitments, (2) New Term Loans with the same terms and conditions made on the same day and increased from time to time or (3) Extended Term Loans (of the same Extension Series) and (b) with respect to Revolving Credit Loans or commitments, refers to whether such Revolving Credit Loans or commitments are (1) Initial Revolving Credit Commitments or Initial Revolving Credit Loans or (2) Extended Revolving Credit Loans or Extended Revolving Credit Commitments (of the same Extension Series).

 

Transactions” means (a) the borrowing of the Loans on the Closing Date, (b) the Arysta Sale and (c) the Existing Credit Agreement Refinancing and the payment of fees, costs and expenses in connection therewith.

 

Treasury Management Agreement” means any agreement governing the provision of treasury or cash management services, including deposit accounts, pool accounts, funds transfer, automated clearinghouse, zero balance accounts, returned check concentration, controlled disbursement, lockbox, account reconciliation, credit cards and reporting and trade finance services.

 

Triggering Event” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 8.10(a).

 

Type” means, with respect to a Loan, its character as a Base Rate Loan or a Eurocurrency Rate Loan.

 

Unaudited Financial Statements” means the unaudited consolidated balance sheet of PSP and its then Restricted Subsidiaries for the fiscal quarters ended March 31, 2018, June 30, 2018 and September 30, 2018 and each subsequent fiscal quarter ended at least 45 days prior to the Closing Date, and the related consolidated statements of income or operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows for such fiscal quarter of PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries.

 

Uniform Commercial Code” and “UCC” mean (i) the Uniform Commercial Code as the same may from time to time be in effect in the State of New York or (ii) the Uniform Commercial Code (or similar code or statute) of another jurisdiction, to the extent it may be required to apply to any item or items of Collateral. References in this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to specific sections of the Uniform Commercial Code are based on the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in the State of New York on the Closing Date. In the event such Uniform Commercial Code is amended or another Uniform Commercial Code described in clause (ii) is applicable, such section reference shall be deemed to be references to the comparable section in such amended or other Uniform Commercial Code.

 

United States” and “U.S.” mean the United States of America.

 

Unreimbursed Amount” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.03(c)(i).

 

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Unrestricted Subsidiary” means (a) any Subsidiary of PSP designated by PSP as an Unrestricted Subsidiary hereunder by written notice to the Administrative Agent; provided that PSP shall only be permitted to so designate an Unrestricted Subsidiary after the Closing Date and so long as (i) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would result therefrom, (ii) immediately after giving effect to such designation, PSP shall be in Pro Forma Compliance with the financial covenant set forth in Section 8.10 (whether or not such covenant is then applicable), (iii) such Unrestricted Subsidiary shall be capitalized (to the extent capitalized by PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries) through Investments as permitted by, and in compliance with, Section 8.05, (iv) without duplication of clause (iii), any assets owned by such Unrestricted Subsidiary at the time of the initial designation thereof shall be treated as Investments pursuant to Section 8.05, and (v)  PSP shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent a certificate executed by a Responsible Officer of PSP, certifying compliance with the requirements of preceding clauses (i) through (v), and containing the calculations required by the preceding clause (ii) and (b) any Subsidiary of an Unrestricted Subsidiary. PSP may designate any Unrestricted Subsidiary to be a Restricted Subsidiary for purposes of this Agreement by written notice to the Administrative Agent (each, a “Subsidiary Redesignation”); provided that (A) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would result therefrom, (B) immediately after giving effect to such Subsidiary Redesignation, PSP shall be in Pro Forma Compliance with the financial covenant set forth in Section 8.10 (whether or not such covenant is then applicable), (C) any Indebtedness of the applicable Subsidiary and any Liens encumbering its property existing as of the time of such Subsidiary Redesignation shall be deemed newly incurred or established, as applicable, at such time, (D) PSP shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent a certificate executed by a Responsible Officer of PSP, certifying compliance with the requirements of preceding clauses (A) and (B), and containing the calculations required by the preceding clause (B). Notwithstanding the foregoing, any Unrestricted Subsidiary that has been re-designated a Restricted Subsidiary may not be subsequently re-designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary. No Unrestricted Subsidiary shall own any intellectual property that is used in and material to the operation of the business of any of the Loan Parties. No Borrower may be designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary. Notwithstanding any provision of the Loan Documents, actions taken directly by an Unrestricted Subsidiary will not be deemed to have been taken, directly or indirectly, by PSP or any Restricted Subsidiary.

 

US Borrower” means any Borrower that is treated as a United States person within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.

 

US LIBO Rate” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of “Eurocurrency Rate”.

 

Valuation Date” means (i) in connection with borrowing any Revolving Credit Loan, the date two Business Days prior to the making, continuing or converting of any Revolving Credit Loan and (ii) in connection with the repayment of any Revolving Credit Loan, the date of such repayment.

 

Voluntary Prepayment” means a prepayment of principal of Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.05(a) in any year to the extent that such prepayment reduces the scheduled installments of principal due in respect of Term Loans as set forth in Section 2.07 in any subsequent year.

 

Wholly-Owned Restricted Subsidiary” means any Restricted Subsidiary all of the Equity Interests in which (except directors’ qualifying shares and as a result of the PDH Minority Interest) are, at the time, directly or indirectly owned by PSP.

 

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.

 

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Yen” and the symbol “¥” means the lawful currency of Japan.

 

Yield” means, with respect to any Term Loan or New Term Loan, as the case may be, on any date of determination as reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent in consultation with PSP and consistent with generally accepted financial practices, the sum of (x) any interest rate margin applicable to such Indebtedness and (y) if such Indebtedness is initially issued at a discount or the lenders making the same receive up-front fees (other than customary arrangements and commitment fees and, if applicable, consent fees for amendments) directly or indirectly from or on behalf of the borrower thereunder for doing so (the amount of such discount or fee, expressed as a percentage of the applicable Indebtedness, being referred to herein as “OID”), the amount of such OID divided by the lesser of (A) the average life to maturity of such Indebtedness and (B) four.

 

Yield Differential” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(d).

 

1.02       Other Interpretive Provisions.  With reference to this Agreement and each other Loan Document, unless otherwise specified herein or in such other Loan Document:

 

(a)       The meanings of defined terms are equally applicable to the singular and plural forms of the defined terms.

 

(b)       (i)        The words “herein,” “hereto,” “hereof” and “hereunder” and words of similar import when used in any Loan Document shall refer to such Loan Document as a whole and not to any particular provision thereof.

 

            (ii)       Article, Section, Exhibit and Schedule references are to the Loan Document in which such reference appears.

 

            (iii)      The term “including” is by way of example and not limitation.

 

            (iv)      The term “documents” includes any and all instruments, documents, agreements, certificates, notices, reports, financial statements and other writings, however evidenced, whether in physical or electronic form.

 

(c)        In the computation of periods of time from a specified date to a later specified date, the word “from” means “from and including;” the words “to” and “until” each mean “to but excluding;” and the word “through” means “to and including.”

 

(d)       Section headings herein and in the other Loan Documents are included for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

 

1.03       Accounting Terms. (a) All accounting terms not specifically or completely defined herein shall be construed in conformity with, and all financial data (including financial ratios and other financial calculations) required to be submitted pursuant to this Agreement shall be prepared in conformity with, GAAP applied on a consistent basis, as in effect from time to time, applied in a manner consistent with that used in preparing the Audited Financial Statements, except as otherwise specifically prescribed herein.

 

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(b)       If at any time any change in GAAP would affect the computation of any financial ratio or requirement set forth in any Loan Document, and either PSP or the Required Lenders shall so request, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and PSP shall negotiate in good faith to amend such ratio or requirement to preserve the original intent thereof in light of such change in GAAP (subject to the approval of the Required Lenders); provided that, until so amended, (i) such ratio or requirement shall continue to be computed in accordance with GAAP prior to such change therein and (ii) PSP shall provide to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders financial statements and other documents required under this Agreement or as reasonably requested hereunder setting forth a reconciliation between calculations of such ratio or requirement made before and after giving effect to such change in GAAP. Any change in GAAP occurring after, but not including, December 31, 2018 that would require on or after January 1, 2019 a lease liability of PSP for operating leases to be treated as a capital lease or an on-balance sheet asset or on-balance sheet liability shall be disregarded for the purposes of determining Indebtedness and any financial ratio or compliance or covenant requirement contained in any Loan Document.

 

1.04       Rounding. Any financial ratios required to be maintained by PSP pursuant to this Agreement shall be calculated by dividing the appropriate component by the other component, carrying the result to one place more than the number of places by which such ratio is expressed herein and rounding the result up or down to the nearest number (with a rounding-up if there is no nearest number).

 

1.05       References to Agreements and Laws. Unless otherwise expressly provided herein, (a) references to Organization Documents, agreements (including the Loan Documents) and other contractual instruments shall be deemed to include all subsequent amendments, restatements, extensions, supplements and other modifications thereto, but only to the extent that such amendments, restatements, extensions, supplements and other modifications are not prohibited by any Loan Document; and (b) references to any Law shall include all statutory and regulatory provisions consolidating, amending, replacing, supplementing or interpreting such Law.

 

1.06       Times of Day. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to times of day shall be references to Eastern time (daylight or standard, as applicable).

 

1.07       Letter of Credit Amounts. Unless otherwise specified herein, the amount of a Letter of Credit at any time shall be deemed to be the available amount of such Letter of Credit at such time; provided, however, that with respect to any Letter of Credit that, by its terms or the terms of any Issuer Document related thereto, provides for one or more automatic increases in the stated amount thereof, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be the maximum available amount of such Letter of Credit after giving effect to all such increases, whether or not such maximum amount may be drawn immediately at such time.

 

1.08       Conversion of Foreign Currencies.

 

(a)       Consolidated Indebtedness. Consolidated Indebtedness denominated in any currency other than Dollars shall be calculated using the Dollar Equivalent thereof as of the date of the applicable financial statements on which such Consolidated Indebtedness is reflected.

 

(b)       Dollar Equivalents. The Administrative Agent shall determine the Dollar Equivalent of any amount as of each Valuation Date (whether to determine compliance with any covenants specified herein or otherwise), and a determination thereof by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Such determination shall become effective as of such Valuation Date. The Administrative Agent may, but shall not be obligated to, rely on any determination made by any Loan Party in any document delivered to the Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent may determine or redetermine the Dollar Equivalent of any amount on any date either in its reasonable discretion or upon the reasonable request of any Lender or L/C Issuer.

 

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(c)       Rounding-Off. The Administrative Agent may set up appropriate rounding off mechanisms or otherwise round-off amounts hereunder to the nearest higher or lower amount in whole Dollar or cent to ensure amounts owing by any party hereunder or that otherwise need to be calculated or converted hereunder are expressed in whole Dollars or in whole cents, as may be necessary or appropriate.

 

1.09       Divisions. Any reference herein to a merger, transfer, consolidation, amalgamation, consolidation, assignment, sale, disposition or transfer, or similar term, shall be deemed to apply to a division of or by a limited liability company, or an allocation of assets to a series of a limited liability company (or the unwinding of such a division or allocation), as if it were a merger, transfer, consolidation, amalgamation, consolidation, assignment, sale or transfer, or similar term, as applicable, to, of or with a separate Person. Any division of a limited liability company shall constitute a separate Person hereunder (and each division of any limited liability company that is a Subsidiary, Restricted Subsidiary, Unrestricted Subsidiary, joint venture or any other like term shall also constitute such a Person or entity). 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.

 

1.10       Limited Condition Transactions. For purposes of (a) determining compliance with any provision of this Agreement which requires the calculation of the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio, the Senior Secured Net Leverage Ratio, the Total Net Leverage Ratio or the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio, (b) testing availability under any basket (including any basket measured as a percentage of Consolidated EBITDA or Consolidated Total Assets) or (c) determining compliance with the accuracy of any representations and warranties or the absence of any Default or Event of Default, in each case, in connection with a Limited Condition Transaction, if PSP makes an LCA Election, the date of determination for calculation of any such ratios or baskets shall be deemed to be the LCA Test Date and if, after giving pro forma effect to the Limited Condition Transaction and the other transactions to be entered into in connection therewith (including any incurrence of Indebtedness and the use of proceeds thereof) as if they had occurred at the beginning of the most recent test period ending prior to the LCA Test Date, PSP or any Restricted Subsidiary could have taken such action on the relevant LCA Test Date in compliance with such ratio or basket, such ratio or basket shall be deemed to have been complied with. For the avoidance of doubt, if PSP has made an LCA Election and any of the ratios or baskets for which compliance was determined or tested as of the LCA Test Date are exceeded as a result of fluctuations in any such ratio or basket, including fluctuations in Consolidated EBITDA or Consolidated Total Assets of PSP or the target Person(s) subject to such Limited Condition Transaction, at or prior to the consummation of the relevant transaction or action, such baskets or ratios will not be deemed to have been exceeded as a result of such fluctuations. If PSP has made an LCA Election for any Limited Condition Transaction, then in connection with any subsequent calculation of any ratio or basket availability with respect to any other Permitted Acquisition or Investment on or following the relevant LCA Test Date and prior to the earlier of (i) the date on which such Limited Condition Transaction is consummated or (ii) the date that the definitive agreement for such Limited Condition Transaction is terminated or expires without consummation of such Limited Condition Transaction, any such ratio or basket (other than, in the period prior to funding of a Permitted Acquisition or Investment financed with any Incremental Facilities, any basket measured as a percentage of Consolidated EBITDA) shall be calculated on a Pro Forma Basis assuming such Limited Condition Transaction and other transactions in connection therewith (including any incurrence of Indebtedness and the use of proceeds thereof) have been consummated.

 

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ARTICLE II
THE COMMITMENTS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS

 

2.01       The Loans.

 

Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Term Loan Lender severally agrees to make term loans (each such loan, an “Initial Term Loan”) to a Borrower on the Closing Date in Dollars in an aggregate amount of up to such Term Loan Lender’s Term Loan Commitment. Amounts repaid or prepaid in respect of Term Loans may not be reborrowed. Term Loans may be Base Rate Loans or Eurocurrency Rate Loans, as further provided herein. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Initial Revolving Credit Lender severally agrees to make revolving loans (each such loan, an “Initial Revolving Credit Loan”) in Dollars or an Alternative Currency to a Borrower from time to time, on any Business Day during the Initial Availability Period, in an aggregate amount up to, at any time outstanding, such Initial Revolving Credit Lender’s Initial Revolving Credit Commitment; provided, however, that after giving effect to any Revolving Credit Borrowing, the Total Outstandings shall not exceed the Total Revolving Credit Commitments. Within the limits of each Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment, and subject to the other terms and conditions hereof, a Borrower may borrow under this Section 2.01, prepay under Section 2.05, and reborrow under this Section 2.01. Revolving Credit Loans may be Base Rate Loans or Eurocurrency Rate Loans, as further provided herein. Each Revolving Credit Borrowing (including any deemed Revolving Credit Borrowings made pursuant to Section 2.03) shall be allocated pro rata among the outstanding Tranches of Revolving Credit Commitments.

 

2.02       Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Loans.

 

(a)       (1) Except as set forth below in clause (2) with respect to Revolving Credit Loans that are Eurocurrency Rate Loans and New Term Loans, in each case denominated in a currency other than Dollars, each Borrowing, each conversion of Loans from one Type to the other, and each continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be made upon any Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the Administrative Agent; provided that such notice may state that such notice is conditioned upon the receipt of proceeds of any refinancing facilities, the effectiveness of other credit facilities or the consummation of an acquisition or sale, in which case such notice may be revoked by the Borrower by notice to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the specified effective date if such condition is not satisfied. Each such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than (i) 12:00 p.m. on the second Business Day prior to the date of the proposed Loans in the case of Eurocurrency Rate Loans or (ii) 11:00 a.m. on the same Business Day of the proposed Loans in the case of Base Rate Loans. The applicable Borrower shall deliver such notice to the Administrative Agent in the form of a written Committed Loan Notice, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the applicable Borrower. Each Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $2,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof. Except as provided in Section 2.03(c), each Borrowing of or conversion to Base Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $2,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof. Each Committed Loan Notice shall specify (i) whether such Borrower is requesting a Borrowing of Term Loans, a Revolving Credit Borrowing, a conversion of Loans from one Type to the other, or a continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans, (ii) the requested date of the Borrowing, conversion or continuation, as the case may be (which shall be a Business Day), (iii) the principal amount of Loans to be borrowed, converted or continued and location of the account to which funds are to be disbursed, (iv) the Type of Loans to be borrowed or to which existing Tranche are to be converted, (v) if such Borrowing is a Revolving Credit Borrowing, whether such Borrowing is in Dollars, Yen, Pounds Sterling or Euro and (vi) if applicable, the duration of the Interest Period with respect thereto. If such Borrower fails to specify a Type of Loan in a Committed Loan Notice or if such Borrower fails to give a timely notice requesting a conversion or continuation, then Loans (other than Loans denominated in an Alternative Currency) shall be made as, or converted to, Base Rate Loans. Any such automatic conversion to Base Rate Loans shall be effective as of the last day of the Interest Period then in effect with respect to the applicable Eurocurrency Rate Loans. If such Borrower fails to specify an Interest Period with respect to a Eurocurrency Rate Loan, it will be deemed to have specified an Interest Period of one month.

 

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(2)       Each Borrowing and each continuation of Revolving Credit Loans that are Eurocurrency Rate Loans and New Term Loans, in each case denominated in a currency other than Dollars, shall be made upon any Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the Administrative Agent. Each such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 p.m. on the fourth Business Day prior to the date of the proposed borrowing or continuation of such Eurocurrency Rate Loans; provided, that in the case of a Borrowing or continuation of Revolving Credit Loans in Yen, such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 2:00 p.m. on the fourth Business Day prior to the date of the proposed borrowing or continuation of such Eurocurrency Rate Loans. Each Borrowing of or continuation of such Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount that is not less than the Minimum Eurocurrency Borrowing Amount.

 

(b)       Following receipt of a Committed Loan Notice, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each applicable Lender of the amount of its Pro Rata Share of the applicable Loans, and if no timely notice of a conversion or continuation is provided by the applicable Borrower, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Lender of the details of any automatic conversion to Base Rate Loans described in Section 2.02(a). Each Lender shall make the amount of its Loan available to the Administrative Agent in immediately available funds at the Administrative Agent’s Office not later than 1:00 p.m. on the Business Day specified in the applicable Committed Loan Notice. Upon satisfaction of the applicable conditions set forth in Section 5.02, the Administrative Agent shall make all funds so received available to the applicable Borrower in like funds as received by the Administrative Agent by wire transfer of such funds, in accordance with instructions provided to the Administrative Agent by such Borrower in the Committed Loan Notice.

 

(c)       Except as otherwise provided herein, a Eurocurrency Rate Loan may be continued or converted only on the last day of an Interest Period for such Eurocurrency Rate Loan. Upon notice PSP from the Administrative Agent given at the request of the Required Lenders, during the existence of a Default, Loans may not be requested as, converted to or continued as Eurocurrency Rate Loans without the consent of the Required Lenders; provided, however, that Revolving Credit Loans may be continued as Eurocurrency Rate Loans with an Interest Period of one month.

 

(d)       The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Borrowers and the Lenders of the interest rate applicable to any Interest Period for Eurocurrency Rate Loans upon determination of such interest rate. The determination of the Eurocurrency Rate and the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error. At any time that Base Rate Loans are outstanding, the Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrowers and the Lenders of any change in the Prime Rate used in determining the Base Rate promptly following the announcement of such change.

 

(e)       After giving effect to all Borrowings, all conversions of Loans from one Type to the other, and all continuations of Loans as the same Type, there shall not be more than 10 Interest Periods in effect.

 

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(f)        The failure of any Lender to make the Loan to be made by it as part of any Borrowing shall not relieve any other Lender of its obligation, if any, hereunder to make its Loan on the date of such Borrowing, but no Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to make the Loan to be made by such other Lender on the date of any Borrowing.

 

2.03       Letters of Credit.

 

(a)           The Letter of Credit Commitment.

 

(i)       Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, (A) each L/C Issuer agrees, in reliance upon (among other things) the agreements of the other Revolving Credit Lenders set forth in this Section 2.03, (1) from time to time on any Business Day during the period from the Closing Date until 30 days prior to the Initial Revolving Credit Maturity Date (or, if such day is not a Business Day, the next preceding Business Day), to issue Letters of Credit denominated in Dollars for the account of each Borrower, and to amend or extend Letters of Credit previously issued by it, in accordance with Section 2.03(b), and (2) to honor drawings under the Letters of Credit; and (B) the Revolving Credit Lenders severally agree to participate in Letters of Credit issued for the account of each Borrower or any of its Wholly-Owned Restricted Subsidiaries on a pro rata basis in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Share of the Total Revolving Credit Commitments; provided that, on the Closing Date, the aggregate amount of any Existing Letters of Credit shall be reallocated among the Revolving Credit Lenders so that, after giving effect thereto, the Revolving Credit Lenders shall share ratably participations in such Letters of Credit in accordance with their Pro Rata Share of the Revolving Credit Commitment (after giving effect to any L/C Credit Extension and expiration of any Letter of Credit on the Closing Date); provided, further, that any Letter of Credit issued on behalf of any Restricted Subsidiary of PSP shall be issued naming PSP as the account party on any such Letter of Credit, but such Letter of Credit may contain a statement that it is being issued for the benefit of such Restricted Subsidiary; provided, further, that no L/C Issuer shall be obligated to make any L/C Credit Extension with respect to any Letter of Credit, and no Revolving Credit Lender shall be obligated to participate in any Letter of Credit if, as of the date of such L/C Credit Extension, (w) the amount available to be drawn under Letters of Credit issued by such L/C Issuer would exceed such L/C Issuer’s Pro Rata Share of the Letter of Credit Sublimit, (x) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Credit Loans of any Revolving Credit Lender plus such Revolving Credit Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations would exceed such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment, (y) the Total Outstandings would exceed the Total Revolving Credit Commitments or (z) the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations would exceed the Letter of Credit Sublimit. Each request by a Borrower for the issuance or amendment of a Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be a representation by a Borrower that the L/C Credit Extension so requested complies with the conditions set forth in the first proviso in the preceding sentence. Within the foregoing limits, and subject to the terms and conditions hereof, each Borrower’s ability to obtain Letters of Credit shall be fully revolving, and accordingly each such Borrower may, during the foregoing period, obtain Letters of Credit to replace Letters of Credit that have expired or that have been drawn upon and reimbursed. All Existing Letters of Credit shall be deemed to have been issued pursuant hereto, and from and after the Closing Date shall be subject to and governed by the terms and conditions hereof.

 

(ii)      No L/C Issuer shall be under any obligation to issue any Letter of Credit if:

 

(A)       any order, judgment or decree of any Governmental Authority or arbitrator shall by its terms purport to enjoin or restrain such L/C Issuer from issuing such Letter of Credit, or any Law applicable to such L/C Issuer or any request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over such L/C Issuer shall prohibit, or request that such L/C Issuer refrain from, the issuance of letters of credit generally or such Letter of Credit in particular or shall impose upon such L/C Issuer with respect to such Letter of Credit any restriction, reserve or capital requirement (for which such L/C Issuer is not otherwise compensated hereunder) not in effect on the Closing Date, or shall impose upon such L/C Issuer any unreimbursed loss, cost or expense which was not applicable on the Closing Date and which such L/C Issuer in good faith deems material to it;

 

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(B)       subject to Section 2.03(b)(iii), the expiry date of such requested Letter of Credit would occur more than 12 months after the date of issuance or last extension (or as otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent and such L/C Issuer);

 

(C)        the expiry date of such requested Letter of Credit would occur after the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, unless all of the Lenders have approved such expiry date or the L/C Issuer has approved such expiry date and such requested Letter of Credit has been Cash Collateralized by the applicant requesting such Letter of Credit in accordance with Section 2.03(g) at least five Business Days prior to the Letter of Credit Expiration Date;

 

(D)        the issuance of such Letter of Credit would violate one or more policies of such L/C Issuer;

 

(E)        except as otherwise agreed by the applicable L/C Issuer, such Letter of Credit is in an initial stated amount less than $100,000;

 

(F)        any Lender is at such time a Defaulting Lender hereunder, unless such L/C Issuer has entered into satisfactory arrangements with the Borrowers or such Lender to eliminate such L/C Issuer’s risk with respect to such Lender or reallocate such risk pursuant to Section 2.15(a)(v); or

 

(G)        if it is determined that the applicant or the account party or the beneficiary of the Letter of Credit is considered an “affiliate” of L/C Issuer as such term is defined in Regulation W of the Federal Reserve.

 

(iii)     No L/C Issuer shall be under any obligation to amend any Letter of Credit if (A) such L/C Issuer would have no obligation at such time to issue such Letter of Credit in its amended form under the terms hereof or (B) the beneficiary of such Letter of Credit does not accept the proposed amendment to such Letter of Credit.

 

(iv)     Each L/C Issuer shall act on behalf of the Revolving Credit Lenders with respect to any Letters of Credit issued by it and the documents associated therewith, and each L/C Issuer shall have all of the benefits and immunities (A) provided to the Agents in Article X with respect to any acts taken or omissions suffered by such L/C Issuer in connection with Letters of Credit issued by it or proposed to be issued by it and Issuer Documents pertaining to such Letters of Credit as fully as if the term “Agents” as used in Article X included the L/C Issuers with respect to such acts or omissions, and (B) as additionally provided herein with respect to the L/C Issuers.

 

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(b)           Procedures for Issuance and Amendment of Letters of Credit; Auto-Renewal Letters of Credit.

 

(i)       Each Letter of Credit shall be issued or amended, as the case may be, upon the request of each Borrower delivered to the applicable L/C Issuer (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) in the form of a Letter of Credit Application and including agreed-upon draft language for such Letter of Credit reasonably acceptable to the applicable L/C Issuer, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the applicable Borrower. Such Letter of Credit Application must be received by the applicable L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent not later than 1:00 p.m. at least three Business Days (or such later date and time as the applicable L/C Issuer may agree in a particular instance in its sole discretion) prior to the proposed issuance date or date of amendment, as the case may be; provided that with respect to any Letter of Credit to be requested to Nomura Corporate Funding Americas, LLC, such Letter of Credit Application must be received by Nomura Corporate Funding Americas, LLC not later than 1:00 p.m. at least five Business Days prior to the proposed issuance date of date of amendment, as the case may be. In the case of a request for an initial issuance of a Letter of Credit, such Letter of Credit Application shall specify in form and detail reasonably satisfactory to the applicable L/C Issuer: (A) the proposed issuance date of the requested Letter of Credit (which shall be a Business Day); (B) the amount and requested currency thereof and the absence of specification of currency shall be deemed a request for a Letter of Credit denominated in Dollars; (C) the expiry date thereof; (D) the name and address of the beneficiary thereof; (E) the documents to be presented by such beneficiary in case of any drawing thereunder; (F) the full text of any certificate to be presented by such beneficiary in case of any drawing thereunder; and (G) such other matters as the applicable L/C Issuer may reasonably require. In the case of a request for an amendment of any outstanding Letter of Credit, such Letter of Credit Application shall specify in form and detail satisfactory to the applicable L/C Issuer (A) the Letter of Credit to be amended; (B) the proposed date of amendment thereof (which shall be a Business Day); (C) the nature of the proposed amendment; and (D) such other matters as the applicable L/C Issuer may reasonably require. Additionally, the Borrowers shall furnish to the applicable L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent such other documents and information pertaining to such requested Letter of Credit issuance or amendment, including any Issuer Documents, as the applicable L/C Issuer or the Administrative Agent may reasonably require.

 

(ii)      Promptly after receipt of any Letter of Credit Application, the applicable L/C Issuer will confirm with the Administrative Agent (in writing) that the Administrative Agent has received a copy of such Letter of Credit Application from the applicable Borrower and, if not, such L/C Issuer will provide the Administrative Agent with a copy thereof. Upon receipt by such L/C Issuer of confirmation from the Administrative Agent that the requested issuance or amendment is permitted in accordance with the terms hereof, then, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, such L/C Issuer shall, on the requested date, issue a Letter of Credit for the account of such Borrower or enter into the applicable amendment, as the case may be, in each case in accordance with such L/C Issuer’s usual and customary business practices. Immediately upon the issuance of each Letter of Credit, each Revolving Credit Lender shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, purchase from the applicable L/C Issuer a risk participation in such Letter of Credit in an amount equal to the product of such Lender’s Pro Rata Share times the amount of such Letter of Credit.

 

(iii)     If any Borrower so requests in any applicable Letter of Credit Application, the applicable L/C Issuer may, in its sole and absolute discretion, agree to issue a Letter of Credit that has automatic renewal provisions (each, an “Auto-Renewal Letter of Credit”); provided that any such Auto-Renewal Letter of Credit must permit the applicable L/C Issuer to prevent any such renewal at least once in each 12-month period (commencing with the date of issuance of such Letter of Credit) by giving prior notice to the beneficiary thereof not later than a day (the “Nonrenewal Notice Date”) in each such 12-month period to be agreed upon at the time such Letter of Credit is issued. Unless otherwise directed by the applicable L/C Issuer, the Borrowers shall not be required to make a specific request to such L/C Issuer for any such renewal. Once an Auto-Renewal Letter of Credit has been issued, the Revolving Credit Lenders shall be deemed to have authorized (but may not require) the applicable L/C Issuer to permit the renewal of such Letter of Credit at any time to an expiry date not later than the Letter of Credit Expiration Date (or any later date if the Borrowers have agreed to Cash Collateralize such Letter of Credit prior to the Letter of Credit Expiration Date for such Letter of Credit); provided, however, that the applicable L/C Issuer (A) shall have no obligation to permit any such extension if such L/C Issuer has determined that it would have no obligation at such time to issue such Letter of Credit in its renewed form under the terms hereof (by reason of the provisions of Section 2.03(a)(ii) or otherwise), and (B) shall not permit any such extension if it has not received notice (in writing) on or before the day that is five Business Days before the Nonrenewal Notice Date (1) from the Administrative Agent that the Majority Facility Lenders in respect of the Revolving Credit Facility have elected not to permit such renewal or (2) from the Administrative Agent, any Revolving Credit Lender or any Borrower that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in Section 5.02 is not then satisfied and in each such case directing the L/C Issuer not to permit such extension.

 

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(iv)     Promptly after its delivery of any Letter of Credit or any amendment to a Letter of Credit to an advising bank with respect thereto or to the beneficiary thereof, the applicable L/C Issuer will also deliver to the applicable Borrower and the Administrative Agent a true and complete copy of such Letter of Credit or amendment.

 

(c)           Drawings and Reimbursements; Funding of Participations.

 

(i)       Upon receipt from the beneficiary of any Letter of Credit of a compliant drawing under such Letter of Credit, the applicable L/C Issuer shall notify the applicable Borrower and the Administrative Agent thereof. Not later than 1:00 p.m. on the date immediately following any payment by the applicable L/C Issuer under a Letter of Credit (such date, an “Honor Date”), such Borrower shall reimburse such L/C Issuer through the Administrative Agent in an amount equal to the amount of such drawing for a Letter of Credit issued on its behalf. If such Borrower fails to so reimburse the applicable L/C Issuer by such time, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Revolving Credit Lender of the Honor Date, the amount of the unreimbursed drawing (the “Unreimbursed Amount”), and the amount of such Revolving Credit Lender’s Pro Rata Share thereof. In such event, such Borrower shall be deemed to have requested a Revolving Credit Borrowing of Base Rate Loans to be disbursed on the Honor Date in an amount equal to the Unreimbursed Amount, without regard to the minimum and multiples specified in Section 2.02 for the principal amount of Base Rate Loans, but subject to the amount of the unutilized portion of the Revolving Credit Commitments and the conditions set forth in Section 5.02 (other than the delivery of a Committed Loan Notice). Any notice given by the applicable L/C Issuer or the Administrative Agent pursuant to this Section 2.03(c)(i) must be in writing; provided that the lack of such an immediate confirmation shall not affect the conclusiveness or binding effect of such notice.

 

(ii)      Each Revolving Credit Lender (including the Lender acting as the applicable L/C Issuer) shall upon any notice pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(i) make funds available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the applicable L/C Issuer at the Administrative Agent’s Office in an amount equal to its Pro Rata Share of the Unreimbursed Amount not later than 1:00 p.m. on the Business Day specified in such notice by the Administrative Agent, whereupon, subject to the provisions of Section 2.03(c)(iii), each Revolving Credit Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made a Base Rate Loan to such Borrower in such amount. The Administrative Agent shall remit the funds so received to the applicable L/C Issuer.

 

(iii)     With respect to any Unreimbursed Amount that is not fully refinanced by a Revolving Credit Borrowing of Base Rate Loans because the conditions set forth in Section 5.02 cannot be satisfied or for any other reason, the applicable Borrower shall be deemed to have incurred from the applicable L/C Issuer an L/C Borrowing in the amount of the Unreimbursed Amount that is not so refinanced, which L/C Borrowing shall be due and payable on demand (together with interest) and shall bear interest at the Default Rate. In such event, each Revolving Credit Lender’s payment to the Administrative Agent for the account of such L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(ii) shall be deemed payment in respect of its participation in such L/C Borrowing and shall constitute an L/C Advance from such Lender in satisfaction of its participation obligation under this Section 2.03.

 

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(iv)     Until each Revolving Credit Lender funds its Revolving Credit Loan or L/C Advance pursuant to this Section 2.03(c) to reimburse the applicable L/C Issuer for any amount drawn under any Letter of Credit, interest in respect of such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of such amount shall be solely for the account of such L/C Issuer.

 

(v)      Each Revolving Credit Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Credit Loans or L/C Advances to reimburse the applicable L/C Issuer for amounts drawn under Letters of Credit, as contemplated by this Section 2.03(c), shall be absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance, including (A) any setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right which such Lender may have against such L/C Issuer, any Borrower or any other Person for any reason whatsoever; (B) the occurrence or continuance of a Default, or (C) any other occurrence, event or condition, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing; provided, however, that each Revolving Credit Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Credit Loans pursuant to this Section 2.03(c) is subject to the conditions set forth in Section 5.02 (other than delivery by any Borrower of a Committed Loan Notice) and that the obligations of the Borrowers pursuant to this Section 2.03(c) shall survive termination of this Agreement and the payment of the Loans and all other amounts payable hereunder. No such making of an L/C Advance shall relieve or otherwise impair the obligation of the Borrowers to reimburse the applicable L/C Issuer for the amount of any payment made by such L/C Issuer under any Letter of Credit issued to such Borrower, together with interest as provided herein.

 

(vi)     If any Revolving Credit Lender fails to make available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the applicable L/C Issuer any amount required to be paid by such Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.03(c) by the time specified in Section 2.03(c)(ii), such L/C Issuer shall be entitled to recover from such Revolving Credit Lender (acting through the Administrative Agent), on demand, such amount with interest thereon for the period from the date such payment is required to the date on which such payment is immediately available to such L/C Issuer at a rate per annum equal to the greater of the Federal Funds Effective Rate and a rate determined by such L/C Issuer in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by such L/C Issuer in connection with the foregoing. If such Revolving Credit Lender pays such amount (with interest and fees as aforesaid), the amount so paid shall constitute such Lender’s Revolving Credit Loan included in the relevant Borrowing or L/C Advance in respect of the relevant L/C Borrowing, as the case may be. A certificate of the applicable L/C Issuer submitted to any Revolving Credit Lender (through the Administrative Agent) with respect to any amounts owing under this Section 2.03(c)(vi) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

 

(d)           Repayment of Participations.

 

(i)       At any time after the applicable L/C Issuer has made a payment under any Letter of Credit and has received from any Revolving Credit Lender such Lender’s L/C Advance in respect of such payment in accordance with Section 2.03(c), if the Administrative Agent receives for the account of the L/C Issuer any payment in respect of the related Unreimbursed Amount or interest thereon (whether directly from any Borrower or otherwise, including proceeds of Cash Collateral applied thereto by the Administrative Agent), the Administrative Agent will distribute to such Revolving Credit Lender its Pro Rata Share thereof (appropriately adjusted, in the case of interest payments, to reflect the period of time during which such Lender’s L/C Advance was outstanding) in the same funds as those received by the Administrative Agent.

 

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(ii)       If any payment received by the Administrative Agent for the account of the L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(i) is required to be returned under any of the circumstances described in Section 11.05 (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the applicable L/C Issuer in its discretion), each Revolving Credit Lender shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of such L/C Issuer its Pro Rata Share thereof on demand of the Administrative Agent, plus interest thereon from the date of such demand to the date such amount is returned by such Revolving Credit Lender, at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Effective Rate from time to time in effect. The obligations of the Revolving Credit Lenders under this clause shall survive the payment in full of the Obligations and the termination of this Agreement.

 

(e)           Obligations Absolute. The obligation of each Borrower to reimburse the applicable L/C Issuer for each drawing under each Letter of Credit issued on behalf of such Borrower and to repay each such L/C Borrowing shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable, and shall be paid strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement under all circumstances, including the following:

 

(i)       any lack of validity or enforceability of such Letter of Credit, this Agreement, or any other agreement or instrument relating thereto;

 

(ii)      the existence of any claim, counterclaim, setoff, defense or other right that any Borrower may have at any time against any beneficiary or any transferee of such Letter of Credit (or any Person for whom any such beneficiary or any such transferee may be acting), the applicable L/C Issuer or any other Person, whether in connection with this Agreement, the transactions contemplated hereby or by such Letter of Credit or any agreement or instrument relating thereto, or any unrelated transaction;

 

(iii)     any draft, demand, certificate or other document presented under such Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent, invalid or insufficient in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect; or any loss or delay in the transmission or otherwise of any document required in order to make a drawing under such Letter of Credit;

 

(iv)     any payment by the applicable L/C Issuer under such Letter of Credit against presentation of a draft or certificate that does not strictly comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit; or any payment made by such L/C Issuer under such Letter of Credit to any Person purporting to be a trustee in bankruptcy, debtor-in-possession, assignee for the benefit of creditors, liquidator, receiver or other representative of or successor to any beneficiary or any transferee of such Letter of Credit, including any arising in connection with any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law;

 

(v)      any exchange, release or non-perfection of any Collateral, or any release or amendment or waiver of or consent to departure from the Guaranty or any other guarantee, for all or any of the Obligations of any Borrower in respect of such Letter of Credit; or

 

(vi)     any other circumstance or happening whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing, including any other circumstance that might otherwise constitute a defense available to, or a discharge of, any Borrower.

 

Any Borrower shall promptly examine a copy of each Letter of Credit and each amendment thereto that is delivered to it and, in the event of any claim of non-compliance with PSP’s instructions or other irregularity, PSP will promptly, upon knowledge, notify the applicable L/C Issuer. PSP shall be conclusively deemed to have waived any such claim against the applicable L/C Issuer and its correspondents unless such notice is given as aforesaid.

 

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(f)            Role of L/C Issuers. Each Lender and each Borrower agree that, in paying any drawing under a Letter of Credit, the applicable L/C Issuer shall not have any responsibility to obtain any document (other than any sight draft, certificates and documents expressly required by the Letter of Credit) or to ascertain or inquire as to the validity or accuracy of any such document or the authority of the Person executing or delivering any such document. None of the applicable L/C Issuer, the Administrative Agent, any of their respective Related Parties nor any of the respective correspondents, participants or assignees of such L/C Issuer shall be liable to any Lender for (i) any action taken or omitted in connection herewith at the request or with the approval of the Lenders or the Required Lenders, as applicable; (ii) any action taken or omitted in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct (as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and non-appealable judgment); or (iii) the due execution, effectiveness, validity or enforceability of any document or instrument related to any Letter of Credit or Letter of Credit Application. Each Borrower hereby assumes all risks of the acts or omissions of any beneficiary or transferee with respect to its use of any Letter of Credit; provided, however, that this assumption is not intended to, and shall not, preclude any Borrower’s pursuing such rights and remedies as it may have against the beneficiary or transferee at law or under any other agreement. None of the applicable L/C Issuer, the Administrative Agent, any of their respective Related Parties, nor any of the respective correspondents, participants or assignees of such L/C Issuer, shall be liable or responsible for any of the matters described in clauses (i) through (vi) of Section 2.03(e); provided, however, that anything in such clauses to the contrary notwithstanding, a Borrower may have a claim against such L/C Issuer, and such L/C Issuer may be liable to such Borrower, to the extent, but only to the extent, of any direct, as opposed to consequential or exemplary, damages suffered by such Borrower which such Borrower proves were caused by such L/C Issuer’s willful misconduct or gross negligence (as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and non-appealable judgment) or such L/C Issuer’s willful failure to pay under any Letter of Credit after the presentation to it by the beneficiary of documents strictly complying with the terms and conditions of a Letter of Credit. In furtherance and not in limitation of the foregoing, the applicable L/C Issuer may accept documents that appear on their face to be in order, without responsibility for further investigation, regardless of any notice or information to the contrary, and such L/C Issuer shall not be responsible for the validity or sufficiency of any instrument transferring or assigning or purporting to transfer or assign a Letter of Credit or the rights or benefits thereunder or proceeds thereof, in whole or in part, which may prove to be invalid or ineffective for any reason.

 

(g)           Cash Collateral. Upon the request of the Administrative Agent, (i) if the applicable L/C Issuer has honored any full or partial drawing request under any Letter of Credit and such drawing has resulted in an L/C Borrowing, or (ii) if, as of the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, any L/C Obligation for any reason remains outstanding, the Borrowers shall, in each case, immediately Cash Collateralize the then Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations (in an amount equal to 103% of such Outstanding Amount determined as of the date of such L/C Borrowing or the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, as the case may be). For purposes of this Section 2.03, Section 2.05 and Section 9.02(c), “Cash Collateralize” means to pledge and deposit with or deliver to the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the L/C Issuers and the Revolving Credit Lenders, as collateral for the L/C Obligations, cash or deposit account balances pursuant to documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent and such L/C Issuer (which documents are hereby consented to by the Revolving Credit Lenders) or to otherwise backstop (with a letter of credit on customary terms or otherwise) such L/C Obligations to the applicable L/C Issuer’s and the Administrative Agent’s reasonable satisfaction. Derivatives of such term have corresponding meanings. The Borrowers hereby grant to the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the L/C Issuers and the Revolving Credit Lenders, a security interest in all such cash, deposit accounts and all balances therein and all proceeds of the foregoing. Cash Collateral shall be maintained in blocked deposit accounts with the Collateral Agent. If at any time the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent determines that any funds held as Cash Collateral are subject to any right or claim of any Person other than the Collateral Agent or that the total amount of such funds is less than 103% of the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations, the Borrowers will, forthwith upon demand by the Collateral Agent, pay to the Collateral Agent, as additional funds to be deposited and held in the deposit accounts with the Collateral Agent as aforesaid, an amount equal to the excess of (a) 103% of such aggregate Outstanding Amount over (b) the total amount of funds, if any, then held as Cash Collateral that the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent determines to be free and clear of any such right and claim. Upon the drawing of any Letter of Credit for which funds are on deposit as Cash Collateral, such funds shall be applied, to the extent permitted under applicable law, to reimburse the applicable L/C Issuer.

 

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(h)           Applicability of ISP98. Unless otherwise expressly agreed by the applicable L/C Issuer and the Borrowers, when a Letter of Credit is issued (including any such agreement applicable to an Existing Letter of Credit), the rules of the “International Standby Practices 1998” published by the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice (or such later version thereof as may be in effect at the time of issuance) shall be stated therein to apply to each Letter of Credit.

 

(i)            Letter of Credit Fees. The Borrowers shall pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of each Revolving Credit Lender in accordance with its Pro Rata Share, a Letter of Credit fee (the “Letter of Credit Fee”) for each Letter of Credit equal to the Applicable Rate times the daily maximum amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit. For purposes of computing the daily amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.07. Such letter of credit fees shall be computed on a quarterly basis in arrears. Letter of Credit Fees shall be (i) due and payable on the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, on the date on which the Revolving Credit Commitment of each Revolving Credit Lender shall be terminated as provided herein, on the Letter of Credit Facility Expiration Date and thereafter on demand and (ii) computed on a quarterly basis in arrears. If there is any change in the Applicable Rate during any quarter, the daily maximum amount of each Letter of Credit shall be computed and multiplied by the Applicable Rate separately for each period during such quarter that such Applicable Rate was in effect.

 

(j)            Fronting Fee and Documentary and Processing Charges Payable to L/C Issuers. The Borrowers shall pay directly to the applicable L/C Issuer, for its own account, a fronting fee with respect to each Letter of Credit at a rate per annum equal to 0.125% unless as otherwise agreed with such L/C Issuer, computed on the daily amount available to be drawn under each Letter of Credit on a quarterly basis in arrears. Such fronting fees shall be due and payable on the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December in respect of the most recently-ended quarterly period (or portion thereof, in the case of the first payment), commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, on the date on which the Revolving Credit Commitments shall be terminated as provided herein, on the Letter of Credit Facility Expiration Date and thereafter on demand. For purposes of computing the daily amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.07. In addition, the Borrowers shall pay directly to the applicable L/C Issuer for its own account the customary issuance, presentation, amendment and other processing fees, and other standard costs and charges, of such L/C Issuer relating to letters of credit as from time to time in effect. Such customary fees and standard costs and charges are due and payable within five Business Days of demand and are nonrefundable.

 

(k)           Conflict with Issuer Documents. In the event of any conflict between the terms hereof and the terms of any Issuer Document, the terms hereof shall control.

 

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(l)            Resignation or Removal of L/C Issuers. Any L/C Issuer may resign at any time by giving 30 days’ prior written notice to the Administrative Agent, the Revolving Credit Lenders and the Borrowers. Any L/C Issuer may be removed at any time by written agreement among the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent and such L/C Issuer; provided that such L/C Issuer shall not be required to execute or deliver any written agreement if such L/C Issuer has no Letters of Credit or reimbursement obligations with respect thereto outstanding. At the time such removal or resignation shall become effective, the Borrowers shall pay all accrued and unpaid fees pursuant to Section 2.03(j). After the resignation or removal of any L/C Issuer hereunder, such L/C Issuer shall remain a party hereto and shall continue to have all the rights and obligations of an L/C Issuer under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents with respect to Letters of Credit issued by it prior to such resignation or removal, but shall not be required, and shall be discharged from its obligations, to issue additional Letters of Credit or to extend or increase the amount of Letters of Credit then outstanding.

 

(m)          Additional L/C Issuers. The Borrowers may, at any time and from time to time, designate one or more additional Revolving Credit Lenders to act as an L/C Issuer under the terms of this Agreement with the consent of the Administrative Agent (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld) and such Revolving Credit Lender. Any Revolving Credit Lender so designated shall be deemed to be an “L/C Issuer” (in addition to being a Revolving Credit Lender) in respect of Letters of Credit issued or to be issued by such Revolving Credit Lender, and, with respect to such Letters of Credit, the term “L/C Issuer” shall thereafter apply to the other L/C Issuers and such Revolving Credit Lender. The acceptance of any designation as an L/C Issuer hereunder by a Revolving Credit Lender shall be evidenced by an agreement entered into by such Revolving Credit Lender, in a form satisfactory to the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent, and, from and after the effective date of such agreement, (i) such Revolving Credit Lender shall have all the rights and obligations of an L/C Issuer under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and (ii) references herein and in the other Loan Documents to the term “L/C Issuer” shall be deemed to refer to such Revolving Credit Lender in addition to any other L/C Issuers, as the context shall require.

 

2.04        [Reserved].

 

2.05        Prepayments.

 

(a)           Optional. (i) Except as set forth in clause (ii) below with respect to Revolving Credit Loans and New Term Loans denominated in a currency other than Dollars, the Borrowers may, upon notice to the Administrative Agent, at any time or from time to time voluntarily prepay any Tranche or Tranches of Loans in whole or in part without premium or penalty (other than as set forth in Section 2.05(a)(iv)); provided that (1) such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. (A) three Business Days prior to any date of prepayment of Eurocurrency Rate Loans, and (B) one Business Day prior to the date of prepayment of Base Rate Loans; (2) any prepayment of Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $1,000,000 or a whole multiple of $500,000 in excess thereof; and (3) any prepayment of Base Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $1,000,000 or a whole multiple of $500,000 in excess thereof or, in each case, if less, the entire principal amount thereof then outstanding. Each such notice shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit I and shall specify the date and amount of such prepayment, the Class, Tranche(s) and the Type(s) of Loans to be prepaid, and if Eurocurrency Rate Loans are to be prepaid, the Interest Period(s) of such Loans (except that if the class of Loans to be prepaid includes both Base Rate Loans and Eurocurrency Rate Loans, absent direction by the Borrowers, the applicable prepayment shall be applied first to Base Rate Loans to the full extent thereof before application to Eurocurrency Rate Loans, in each case in a manner that minimizes the amount payable by the Borrowers in respect of such prepayment pursuant to Section 3.05). The Administrative Agent will promptly notify each applicable Lender of its receipt of each such notice and of the amount of such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of such prepayment, if any. If such notice is given by PSP, the Borrowers shall make such prepayment and the payment amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein. Any prepayment of a Eurocurrency Rate Loan shall be accompanied by all accrued interest thereon, together with any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05.

 

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(ii)        Any Borrower may, upon notice to the Administrative Agent, at any time or from time to time voluntarily prepay Revolving Credit Loans and New Term Loans or any Tranche or Tranches thereof denominated in a currency other than Dollars in whole or in part without premium or penalty (other than as set forth in Section 2.05(a)(iv)); provided that such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 p.m. four Business Days prior to any date of prepayment of Eurocurrency Rate Loans (or such shorter time as the Administrative Agent may approve in its reasonable discretion). Each prepayment of Revolving Credit Loans or New Term Loans denominated in a currency other than Dollars that are Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount that is not less than the Minimum Eurocurrency Borrowing Amount, or, if less, the entire principal amount thereof then outstanding.

 

(iii)       The Borrowers may voluntarily prepay any Tranche of Term Loans selected by PSP; provided that, other than with respect to any optional prepayment made solely with the proceeds of long-term Indebtedness permitted to be incurred under Section 8.02 (including Refinancing Incremental Term Loans), if the Tranche of Term Loans selected by PSP has a final maturity date that is later than the final maturity date of any other Tranche of Term Loans then outstanding, then such optional prepayment shall be made on a pro rata basis among the Tranche of Term Loans selected by PSP and each such other earlier-maturing Tranche of Term Loans. Optional prepayments of any Tranche of Term Loans selected by PSP shall be applied on a pro rata basis in direct order of maturity to the remaining scheduled installments of principal due in respect of such Tranche of Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.07. Optional prepayments of any Tranche of Revolving Credit Loans selected by PSP shall be made on a pro rata basis among the outstanding Revolving Credit Loans of such Tranche.

 

(iv)       In the event that, on or prior to the date that is six months after the Closing Date, any Borrower (x) prepays, refinances, substitutes or replaces any Initial Term Loans in connection with a Repricing Transaction (including, for avoidance of doubt, any prepayment made pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(iii) that constitutes a Repricing Transaction), or (y) effects any amendment of this Agreement resulting in a Repricing Transaction with respect to the Initial Term Loans, as applicable, the Borrowers shall pay to the Administrative Agent, for the ratable account of each of the applicable Term Loan Lenders, (I) in the case of clause (x), a prepayment premium of 1.00% of the aggregate principal amount of the Initial Term Loans so prepaid, refinanced, substituted or replaced and (II) in the case of clause (y), a fee equal to 1.00% of the aggregate principal amount of the applicable Initial Term Loans outstanding immediately prior to such amendment. Such amounts shall be due and payable on the date of effectiveness of such Repricing Transaction. As a condition to effectiveness of any assignment pursuant to the parenthetical set forth in the first sentence of Section 11.15 in respect of any amendment of this Agreement effective on or prior to the date that is six months after the Closing Date, the Borrowers shall pay to the applicable non-consenting Term Loan Lender a premium equal to the premium that would apply if such Term Loan Lender’s Initial Term Loans being assigned were being prepaid and subject to the premium set forth in this Section 2.05(a) for such Initial Term Loans.

 

(b)           Mandatory. (i)  In the event of any termination of any Tranche of Revolving Credit Commitments, the Borrowers shall, on the date of such termination, repay or prepay all outstanding Revolving Credit Loans of such Tranche and replace all outstanding Letters of Credit and/or Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations in a cash collateral account established with the Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties in the manner described in Section 2.03(g). If for any reason the Outstanding Amount of Revolving Credit Loans of any Tranche of Revolving Credit Commitments at any time exceeds the amount of Revolving Credit Commitments of such Tranche then in effect, the Borrowers shall immediately prepay all outstanding Revolving Credit Loans of such Tranche and/or Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations in an aggregate amount equal to such excess; provided, however, that the Borrowers shall not be required to Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations pursuant to this Section 2.05(b)(i) unless, after the prepayment in full of the Revolving Credit Loans of the applicable Tranche, the Total Outstandings exceeds the Total Revolving Credit Commitments then in effect. Mandatory prepayments of any Tranche of Revolving Credit Loans shall be made on a pro rata basis among the outstanding Revolving Credit Loans of such Tranche.

 

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(ii)        Not later than the fifth Business Day following the completion of any Asset Sale or Permitted Sale Leaseback Transaction and/or not later than the tenth Business Day following the occurrence of any Recovery Event and, in each case, the receipt of Net Cash Proceeds resulting therefrom by any Loan Party or any Restricted Subsidiary, PSP shall apply the Required Prepayment Percentage of such Net Cash Proceeds received with respect thereto to prepay outstanding Term Loans and/or Cash Collateralize Letters of Credit in accordance with Section 2.05(b)(vi) provided that such prepayment shall only be required under this clause (ii) if the net amount required to be prepaid in any fiscal year is greater than or equal to $25,000,000. For the avoidance of doubt, no prepayments shall be required in connection with the Arysta Sale at any time before or after the Closing Date.

 

(iii)       In the event that any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary shall receive Net Cash Proceeds from the issuance or incurrence of any Indebtedness of any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, in each case, that is not permitted pursuant to Section 8.02, the Borrowers shall, substantially simultaneously with (and in any event not later than the fifth Business Day next following) the receipt of such Net Cash Proceeds by such Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary, apply an amount equal to the Required Prepayment Percentage of such Net Cash Proceeds to prepay outstanding Loans and/or Cash Collateralize Letters of Credit in accordance with Section 2.05(b)(vi).

 

(iv)       Commencing with the fiscal year ending on December 31, 2019, no later than 90 days after the end of each fiscal year of PSP, the Borrowers shall prepay outstanding Loans and/or Cash Collateralize Letters of Credit in accordance with Section 2.05(b)(vi), in an aggregate principal amount equal to the Required Prepayment Percentage of Excess Cash Flow for the fiscal year then ended less the aggregate amount of all Voluntary Prepayments during such fiscal year; provided that such prepayment shall only be required under this clause (iv) if the net amount required to be prepaid in any fiscal year is greater than or equal to $25,000,000.

 

(v)        PSP shall deliver to the Administrative Agent, at the time of each prepayment required under this Section 2.05(b), (i) a certificate signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrowers setting forth in reasonable detail the calculation of the amount of such prepayment and (ii) to the extent practicable, at least three Business Days prior written notice of any prepayment pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(i) and at least ten Business Days prior written notice of any prepayment pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(ii), (iii) or (iv) (and, in each case, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender). Each notice of prepayment shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit I and shall specify the prepayment date, the Class, Tranche and Type of each Loan being prepaid and the principal amount of each Loan (or portion thereof) to be prepaid. All prepayments of Borrowings pursuant to this Section 2.05 shall be subject to Section 3.05, but shall otherwise be without premium or penalty.

 

(vi)       Mandatory prepayments under Sections 2.05(b)(ii), (iii) and (iv) shall be applied:

 

first, to prepay outstanding Term Loans on a pro rata basis (in accordance with the respective outstanding principal amounts thereof) to the full extent thereof (and the corresponding accrued and unpaid interest and fees on the principal amount of Term Loans so prepaid), subject to the provisions of sub-paragraph (viii) below and any re-offer described therein;

 

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second, at any time when there shall be no Term Loans outstanding, to prepay outstanding Revolving Credit Loans on a pro rata basis among the relevant Tranches of Revolving Credit Loans to the full extent thereof (and the corresponding accrued and unpaid interest and fees on the principal amount of Revolving Credit Loans so prepaid), with no corresponding reduction of the Revolving Credit Commitments; and

 

third, at any time when there shall be no Term Loans outstanding, to Cash Collateralize any outstanding Letters of Credit (up to an aggregate amount equal to 103% of the aggregate undrawn face amount of all such Letters of Credit) as described in Section 2.03(g), with no corresponding reduction of the Revolving Credit Commitments;

 

with any remaining amounts being retained by the Borrowers to be used in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement.

 

(vii)      Mandatory prepayments of outstanding Term Loans under this Agreement shall be applied pro rata against the remaining scheduled installments of principal due in respect of the Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.07. Such mandatory prepayments shall be applied on a pro rata basis to the then outstanding Term Loans being prepaid irrespective of whether such outstanding Term Loans are Base Rate Loans or Eurocurrency Rate Loans; provided that if no Lenders decline a given mandatory prepayment of the Term Loans as described below, then, with respect to such mandatory prepayment, the amount of such mandatory prepayment shall be applied in the case of the applicable principal amount of such Tranche of the Term Loans being so prepaid, first to Term Loans that are Base Rate Loans to the full extent thereof before application to Term Loans that are Eurocurrency Rate Loans in a manner that minimizes the amount of any payments required to be made by the Borrowers pursuant to Section 3.05. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, any Term Loan Lender may elect, by notice to the Administrative Agent by facsimile at least eight Business Days prior to the applicable prepayment date, to decline all of any prepayment of its Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(ii), (iii) or (iv), in which case the aggregate amount of the prepayment that would have been applied to prepay such Term Loans but was so declined shall be retained by the Borrowers (such retained amounts, the “Retained Declined Proceeds”) to be used in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement.

 

(c)           Prepayments to Include Accrued Interest, Etc. All prepayments (other than prepayments of Revolving Credit Loans that are Base Rate Loans that are not made in connection with the termination or permanent reduction of the Revolving Credit Commitments) under this Section 2.05 shall be made together with (i) accrued and unpaid interest to the date of such prepayment on the principal amount so prepaid and (ii) in the case of any such prepayment of a Eurocurrency Rate Loan on a date other than the last day of an Interest Period therefor, any amounts owing in respect of such Eurocurrency Rate Loan pursuant to Section 3.05.

 

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2.06       Termination or Reduction of Commitments

 

(a)           Optional. PSP may, upon notice to the Administrative Agent (provided that such notice may state that such notice is conditioned upon the receipt of proceeds of any refinancing facilities, the effectiveness of other credit facilities or the consummation of an acquisition or sale, in which case such notice may be revoked by the Borrower by notice to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the specified effective date if such condition is not satisfied), terminate the unused portion of the Letter of Credit Sublimit, the unused Revolving Credit Commitments or the unused Term Loan Commitments, or from time to time permanently reduce the unused portion of the Letter of Credit Sublimit, the unused Revolving Credit Commitments or the unused Term Loan Commitment; provided that (i) any such notice shall be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 p.m. three Business Days prior to the date of termination or reduction (or such shorter period as the Administrative Agent may determine in its sole discretion), (ii) any such partial reduction shall be in an aggregate amount of $1,000,000 or any whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof and (iii) the Borrowers shall not terminate or reduce the unused portion of the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the unused Revolving Credit Commitments if, after giving effect thereto and to any concurrent prepayments hereunder, the Total Outstandings at any time would exceed the Total Revolving Credit Commitments then in effect. Optional reductions of the unused Revolving Credit Commitments shall be made on a pro rata basis among the outstanding Tranches of Revolving Credit Commitments.

 

(b)           Mandatory. (i) Unless previously terminated in accordance with the terms hereof, (1) the Initial Term Loan Commitments shall automatically terminate at 5:00 p.m. on the Closing Date, (2) the Initial Revolving Credit Commitments shall automatically terminate on the Initial Revolving Credit Maturity Date and (3) the Commitments in respect of any Tranche of New Term Loans shall automatically terminate on the maturity date set forth in the applicable Incremental Amendment or other document reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, the applicable Borrower(s) and the applicable New Term Loan Lender(s).

 

(ii)        If after giving effect to any reduction or termination of unused Commitments under this Section 2.06, the Letter of Credit Sublimit exceeds the amount of the Total Revolving Credit Commitments, the Letter of Credit Sublimit shall be automatically reduced by the amount of such excess.

 

(c)           Application of Commitment Reductions; Payment of Fees. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Lenders of any termination or reduction of the unused portions of the Letter of Credit Sublimit, the unused Revolving Credit Commitments or the unused Term Loan Commitments under this Section 2.06. Upon any reduction of unused Revolving Credit Commitments or unused Term Loan Commitments, the Revolving Credit Commitments or Term Loan Commitments, as applicable, of each Lender shall be reduced by such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the amount by which the applicable Facility is reduced. Optional reductions of the unused Revolving Credit Commitments shall be made on a pro rata basis among the outstanding Tranches of Revolving Credit Commitments. All Commitment Fees accrued until the effective date of any termination of the Total Revolving Credit Commitments shall be paid on the effective date of such termination.

 

2.07       Repayment of Loans.

 

(a)            (i)        Initial Term Loans. On the last Business Day of each fiscal quarter of the Borrowers commencing with the fiscal quarter ending on March 31, 2019, the Borrowers shall pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Initial Term Loan Lenders, a principal amount of the Initial Term Loans (as adjusted from time to time pursuant to Sections 2.05 and 2.06(b)) equal to 1.00% per annum of the aggregate principal amount of the Initial Term Loans as of the Closing Date. To the extent not previously paid, prepaid, refinanced, substituted or replaced, all Initial Term Loans shall be due and payable on the Initial Term Loan Maturity Date, together with accrued and unpaid interest and fees on the principal amount to be paid up to but excluding the date of payment. All repayments pursuant to this Section 2.07(a) shall be subject to Section 3.05, but shall otherwise be without premium or penalty.

 

(b)           Revolving Credit Loans. The Borrowers shall repay to the Administrative Agent for the ratable account of the Revolving Credit Lenders on the applicable Revolving Credit Maturity Date the aggregate principal amount of all Revolving Credit Borrowings outstanding on such date.

 

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2.08       Interest.

 

(a)           Subject to the provisions of Section 2.08(b) and Section 2.10, (i) each Eurocurrency Rate Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof for each Interest Period at a rate per annum equal to the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate for such Interest Period plus the Applicable Rate; and (ii) each Base Rate Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof from the applicable borrowing date at a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate.

 

(b)           If any amount payable by any Borrower under any Loan Document is not paid when due (without regard to any applicable grace periods), whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise, such amount shall thereafter bear interest at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws. Furthermore, upon the request of the Required Lenders, while any Event of Default exists, the Borrowers shall pay interest on the principal amount of all outstanding Obligations hereunder at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws. Accrued and unpaid interest on past due amounts (including interest on past due interest) shall be due and payable upon demand.

 

(c)           Interest on each Loan shall be due and payable in arrears on each Interest Payment Date applicable thereto and at such other times as may be specified herein. Interest hereunder shall be due and payable in accordance with the terms hereof before and after judgment, and before and after the commencement of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law.

 

2.09       Fees.

 

In addition to certain fees described in Sections 2.03(i) and (j):

 

(a)           Commitment Fees. The Borrowers shall pay to the Administrative Agent (x) for the account of each Revolving Credit Lender in accordance with its Pro Rata Share, (i) a commitment fee equal to the Applicable Rate times the average daily unused amount of the Revolving Credit Commitments of such Revolving Credit Lender during the preceding quarter (or other period commencing with and including the Closing Date or ending with but excluding the applicable Revolving Credit Maturity Date or the date on which the Commitments of such Revolving Credit Lender shall expire or be terminated) (the “Commitment Fee”); provided, however, that any Commitment Fee accrued with respect to any of the Revolving Credit Commitments of a Defaulting Lender during the period prior to the time such Lender became a Defaulting Lender and unpaid at such time shall not be payable by the Borrowers so long as such Lender shall be a Defaulting Lender except to the extent that the Commitment Fee shall otherwise have been due and payable by the Borrowers prior to such time; provided, further, that no Commitment Fee shall accrue on any of the Commitments of a Defaulting Lender so long as such Lender shall be a Defaulting Lender. The Commitment Fee shall accrue at all times during the Initial Availability Period (and thereafter so long as any Revolving Credit Loans or L/C Obligations remain outstanding), including at any time during which one or more of the conditions in Article V is not met, and shall be due and payable quarterly in arrears on the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such date to occur after the Closing Date, and to but excluding the last day of the Initial Availability Period (and, if applicable, thereafter on demand). The Commitment Fee shall be calculated quarterly in arrears. For the avoidance of doubt, for purposes of computing the Commitment Fee, Revolving Credit Commitments shall be deemed to be used to the extent of the Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Credit Loans and the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations.

 

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(b)           Other Fees. (i) The Borrowers shall pay to the Agents for their own respective accounts such fees as shall have been separately agreed upon in writing in the amounts and at the times so specified. Such fees shall be fully earned when paid and shall not be refundable for any reason whatsoever.

 

(ii)        The Borrowers shall pay to the Lenders such fees as shall have been separately agreed upon in writing in the amounts and at the times so specified. Such fees shall be fully earned when paid and shall not be refundable for any reason whatsoever.

 

2.10       Computation of Interest and Fees. All computations of interest for Base Rate Loans in respect of which the rate of interest is calculated on the basis of the Prime Rate shall be made on the basis of a year of 365 or 366 days, as the case may be, and actual days elapsed. All other computations of fees and interest shall be made on the basis of a 360-day year and actual days elapsed (which results in more fees or interest, as applicable, being paid than if computed on the basis of a 365-day year). Interest shall accrue on each Loan for the day on which the Loan is made, and shall not accrue on a Loan, or any portion thereof, for the day on which the Loan or such portion is paid, provided that any Loan that is repaid on the same day on which it is made shall, subject to Section 2.12(a), bear interest for one day. Each determination by the Administrative Agent of an interest rate or fee hereunder shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.

 

2.11       Evidence of Indebtedness. (a) The Credit Extensions made by each Lender shall be evidenced by one or more accounts or records maintained by such Lender and by the Administrative Agent in the ordinary course of business. The accounts or records maintained by the Administrative Agent and each Lender shall be conclusive absent manifest error of the amount of the Credit Extensions made by the Lenders to the Borrowers and the interest and payments thereon. Any failure to so record or any error in doing so shall not, however, limit or otherwise affect the obligation of the Borrowers hereunder to pay any amount owing with respect to the Obligations. In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by any Lender and the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error. Upon the request of any Lender made through the Administrative Agent, the Borrowers so notified shall execute and deliver to such Lender (through the Administrative Agent) a Note, which shall evidence such Lender’s Loans in addition to such accounts or records. Each such Note shall (i) in the case of Term Loans, be in the form of Exhibit H-1 (a “Term Loan Note”) and (ii) in the case of Revolving Credit Loans, be in the form of Exhibit H-2 (a “Revolving Credit Note”). Each Lender may attach schedules to its Note and endorse thereon the date, Type (if applicable), amount and maturity of its Loans and payments with respect thereto.

 

(b)           In addition to the accounts and records referred to in Section 2.11(a), each Lender and the Administrative Agent shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice accounts or records evidencing the purchases and sales by such Lender of participations in Letters of Credit. In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by the Administrative Agent and the accounts and records of any Lender in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error.

 

(c)           Entries made in good faith by the Administrative Agent in the Register pursuant to Section 2.11(b), and by each Lender in its account or accounts pursuant to Section 2.11(a), shall be prima facie evidence of the amount of principal and interest due and payable or to become due and payable from the Borrowers to, in the case of the Register, each Lender and, in the case of such account or accounts, such Lender, under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, absent manifest error; provided that the failure of the Administrative Agent or such Lender to make an entry, or any finding that an entry is incorrect, in the Register or such account or accounts shall not limit or otherwise affect the obligations of the Borrowers under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.

 

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2.12       Payments Generally.

 

(a)           All payments to be made by the Borrowers shall be made without condition or deduction for any counterclaim, defense, recoupment or setoff. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all payments by the Borrowers hereunder shall be made to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the respective Lenders to which such payment is owed, at the Administrative Agent’s Office in the relevant currency, as the case may be, and in immediately available funds not later than 2:00 p.m. on the date specified herein. The Administrative Agent shall distribute any such payments received by it for the account of any other person to the appropriate recipient promptly following receipt thereof in like funds as received by wire transfer to such Lender’s Lending Office. All payments received by the Administrative Agent after 2:00 p.m. may be deemed in the Administrative Agent’s sole discretion received on the next succeeding Business Day and any applicable interest or fees shall continue to accrue thereon. Except as otherwise provided herein, if any payment to be made by the Borrowers shall come due on a day other than a Business Day, payment shall be made on the next following Business Day, and such extension of time shall be reflected in computing interest or fees, as the case may be; provided, however, that, if such extension would cause payment of interest on or principal of Eurocurrency Rate Loans to be made in the next succeeding calendar month, such payment shall be made on the immediately preceding Business Day.

 

(b)           (i) Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the proposed date of any Borrowing of Eurocurrency Rate Loans (or, in the case of any Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, prior to 12:00 noon on the date of such Borrowing) that such Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent such Lender’s share of such Borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such share available on such date in accordance with Section 2.02 (or, in the case of a Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, that such Lender has made such share available in accordance with and at the time required by Section 2.02) and may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the Borrowers a corresponding amount. In such event, if a Lender has not in fact made its share of the applicable Borrowing available to the Administrative Agent, then the applicable Lender and the applicable Borrower severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount in immediately available funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to the Borrowers to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at (A) in the case of a payment to be made by such Lender, the greater of the Federal Funds Effective Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the Administrative Agent in connection with the foregoing, and (B) in the case of a payment to be made by the Borrowers, the interest rate applicable to Base Rate Loans. If the Borrowers and such Lender shall pay such interest to the Administrative Agent for the same or an overlapping period, the Administrative Agent shall promptly remit to the Borrowers the amount of such interest paid by the Borrowers for such period. If such Lender pays its share of the applicable Borrowing to the Administrative Agent, then the amount so paid shall constitute such Lender’s Loan included in such Borrowing. Any payment by the Borrowers shall be without prejudice to any claim the Borrowers may have against a Lender that shall have failed to make such payment to the Administrative Agent.

 

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(ii)        Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from the Borrowers prior to the time at which any payment is due to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders or the L/C Issuers hereunder that the Borrowers will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that the Borrowers have made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may, in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to the Lenders or the L/C Issuers, as the case may be, the amount due. In such event, if the Borrowers have not in fact made such payment, then each of the Lenders or the L/C Issuers, as the case may be, severally agrees to repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand the amount so distributed to such Lender or the L/C Issuer, in immediately available funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is distributed to it to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at the greater of the Federal Funds Effective Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.

 

A notice of the Administrative Agent to any Lender or the Borrowers with respect to any amount owing under this Section 2.12(b) shall be conclusive, absent manifest error.

 

(c)           If any Lender makes available to the Administrative Agent funds for any Loan to be made by such Lender as provided in the foregoing provisions of this Article II, and such funds are not made available to the Borrowers by the Administrative Agent because the conditions to the applicable Credit Extension set forth in Article V are not satisfied or waived in accordance with the terms hereof, the Administrative Agent shall return such funds (in like funds as received from such Lender) to such Lender, without interest.

 

(d)           The obligations of the Lenders hereunder to make Loans, to fund participations in Letters of Credit and to make payments pursuant to Section 11.04(c) are several and not joint. The failure of any Lender to make any Loan, to fund any such participation or to make any payment under Section 11.04(c) on any date required hereunder shall not relieve any other Lender of its corresponding obligation to do so on such date, and no Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to so make its Loan, to purchase its participation or make its payment under Section 11.04(c).

 

(e)           Nothing herein shall be deemed to obligate any Lender to obtain the funds for any Loan in any particular place or manner or to constitute a representation by any Lender that it has obtained or will obtain the funds for any Loan in any particular place or manner.

 

(f)            The Borrowers hereby authorize each Lender, if and to the extent payment owed to such Lender is not made when due hereunder or, in the case of a Lender, under the Note held by such Lender, to charge from time to time against any or all of the Borrowers’ accounts with such Lender any amount so due.

 

(g)           Whenever any payment received by the Administrative Agent under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents is insufficient to pay in full all amounts due and payable to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders under or in respect of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents on any date, such payment shall be distributed by the Administrative Agent and applied by the Administrative Agent and the Lenders in the order of priority set forth in Section 9.03.

 

2.13       Sharing of Payments. If, other than as expressly provided elsewhere herein, any Lender shall obtain on account of the Loans or any Tranche of the Loans made by it, or the participations in L/C Obligations, any payment (whether voluntary, involuntary, through the exercise of any right of setoff, or otherwise) in excess of its ratable share (or other share contemplated hereunder) thereof, such Lender shall immediately (a) notify the Administrative Agent of such fact, and (b) purchase from the other Lenders such participations in the Loans or any Tranche of Loans made by them and/or such sub-participations in the participations in L/C Obligations held by them, as the case may be, as shall be necessary to cause such purchasing Lender to share the excess payment in respect of such Loans or such participations, as the case may be, pro rata with each of them (or other share contemplated hereunder); provided, however, that if all or any portion of such excess payment is thereafter recovered from the purchasing Lender under any of the circumstances described in Section 11.05 (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the purchasing Lender in its discretion), such purchase shall to that extent be rescinded and each other Lender shall repay to the purchasing Lender the purchase price paid therefor, together with an amount equal to such paying Lender’s ratable share (according to the proportion of (i) the amount of such paying Lender’s required repayment to (ii) the total amount so recovered from the purchasing Lender) (or other share contemplated hereunder) of any interest or other amount paid or payable by the purchasing Lender in respect of the total amount so recovered, without further interest thereon. The Borrowers agrees that any Lender so purchasing a participation from another Lender may, to the fullest extent permitted by law, exercise all its rights of payment (including the right of setoff, but subject to Section 11.08) with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were the direct creditor of the Borrowers in the amount of such participation. The Administrative Agent will keep records (which shall be conclusive and binding in the absence of manifest error) of participations purchased under this Section 2.13 and will in each case notify the Lenders following any such purchases or repayments. Each Lender that purchases a participation pursuant to this Section shall from and after such purchase have the right to give all notices, requests, demands, directions and other communications under this Agreement with respect to the portion of the Obligations purchased to the same extent as though the purchasing Lender were the original owner of the Obligations purchased.

 

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2.14       Incremental Facilities.

 

(a)           The Borrowers or any Guarantor or, solely in the case of a New Term Loan Facility denominated in an Alternative Currency, any Restricted Subsidiary that is organized in a jurisdiction that is acceptable to the Administrative Agent (any such Guarantor or Restricted Subsidiary for so long as loans or commitments remain outstanding under the applicable Incremental Facility, an “Additional Borrower”) may, by written notice to the Administrative Agent, request the establishment of one or more new tranches of term facilities denominated in Dollars, an Alternative Currency or any other currency agreed to by the applicable Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders providing such New Term Loan Facility (each, a “New Term Loan Facility”) and/or increase the principal amount of the Term Loans, any Incremental Term Loans or any Extended Term Loans by requesting new term loan commitments to be added to such Loans (together with any New Term Loan Facility, an “Incremental Term Facility” and, any Loans made pursuant to an Incremental Term Facility, “Incremental Term Loans”) and/or request the establishment of one or more new tranches of Revolving Credit Commitments (each, a “New Revolving Credit Facility”) and/or request an increase in any Tranche of Revolving Credit Commitments (together with any New Revolving Credit Facility, an “Incremental Revolving Credit Facility” and, together with any Incremental Term Facility, “Incremental Facilities” and, the loans thereunder, “Incremental Revolving Credit Loans” and, together with any Incremental Term Loans, “Incremental Loans”); provided that no existing Lender will have an obligation to make any Incremental Facility, nor will the Borrower have any obligation to approach any existing Lenders to provide any Incremental Facility, in an aggregate amount not in excess of the sum of (x) the greater of (i) $460,000,000 (or a principal amount equal to the Dollar Equivalent of $460,000,000) and (ii) 100% of Consolidated EBITDA as of the last day of the last Test Period for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 7.01 at any time outstanding, less any amount of Indebtedness incurred pursuant to clause (x)(i) of Section 8.02(p) and (y) an unlimited amount if, after giving effect to the incurrence of such amount, (i) in case of Incremental Facilities that are secured on a pari passu basis with the Obligations, the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio is less than or equal to 3.50 to 1.00 on a Pro Forma Basis, (ii) in case of Incremental Facilities that are secured on a junior basis to the Obligations, the Senior Secured Net Leverage Ratio is less than or equal to 5.00 to 1.00 on a Pro Forma Basis and (iii) in case of Incremental Facilities that are unsecured, the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio is less than or equal to 2.00 to 1.00 on a Pro Forma Basis (in each case, assuming (A) the Indebtedness being incurred as of such date of determination would be included in the definition of Consolidated Indebtedness, whether or not such Indebtedness would otherwise be included and (B) any Incremental Revolving Credit Facilities are fully drawn) and, in each instance, for an amount not less than $5,000,000 (or a principal amount equal to the Dollar Equivalent of $5,000,000) individually (or such lesser amount which shall be approved by the Administrative Agent); provided that Incremental Facilities (1) shall be incurred pursuant to clause (y) above prior to utilization of any capacity pursuant to clause (x) above, (2) amounts incurred in reliance on clause (x) above concurrently with amounts incurred in reliance on clause (y) above shall not be included as Indebtedness in the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio, the Senior Secured Net Leverage Ratio or the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio, as applicable, for purposes of calculating any amounts that may be incurred pursuant to clause (y) above on the same day and (3) if all or any portion of any Incremental Facility was originally incurred or issued in reliance on clause (x) above and thereafter such amount could have been incurred pursuant to clause (y) above, such amount of such Incremental Facility shall be reclassified, as the applicable Borrower may elect from time to time, as having been incurred pursuant to clause (y) above and thereafter shall not count as utilization of clause (x) above; provided, further, that, notwithstanding the foregoing or anything to the contrary set forth herein, (1) Incremental Term Loans may be incurred without regard to any of the foregoing limits to the extent that the Net Cash Proceeds of such Incremental Term Loans are used on or about the date of incurrence to permanently prepay and refinance Term Loans of any Tranche selected by the applicable Borrower on a dollar-for-dollar basis, and any such Incremental Term Loans (the “Refinancing Incremental Term Loans”) shall be deemed to have been incurred pursuant to this proviso, and (2) New Revolving Credit Facilities may be incurred without regard to the foregoing limits to the extent that such New Revolving Credit Facilities are used on or about the date of incurrence to refinance and permanently reduce Revolving Credit Commitments of any Tranche selected by Borrower on a dollar-for-dollar basis, and any such Revolving Credit Commitments thereunder (the “Refinancing Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments”) shall be deemed to have been incurred pursuant to this proviso. Each such notice shall specify (i) the date (each, an “Increased Amount Date”) on which the applicable Borrower proposes that the applicable Incremental Facility shall be effective, which shall be a date not less than 10 Business Days after the date on which such notice is delivered to the Administrative Agent (or such shorter period otherwise agreed to by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion), (ii) the identity of each Lender or Affiliate or other Person that is consented to by the Administrative Agent (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld) and by the L/C Issuer to the extent such consent, if any, would be required under Section 11.06 for an assignment of Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments (any such Affiliate or other Person, a “New Incremental Lender”) to whom the Borrowers propose any portion of such Incremental Facility be allocated and the amounts of such allocations and (iii) whether such Incremental Facility is to be an Incremental Term Facility or Incremental Revolving Credit Facility. Such Incremental Facility shall become effective as of such Increased Amount Date; provided that (A) no Event of Default or Default shall exist on such Increased Amount Date before or after giving effect to such Incremental Facility (except that, with respect to this clause (A), solely to the extent the proceeds of such Incremental Facility are being or will be used to finance a Limited Condition Transaction and if agreed to by the lenders providing such Incremental Facility, such condition shall be that no Event of Default under Section 9.01(a), (f) or (g) hereunder shall exist), (B) both before and after giving effect to such Incremental Facility, each of the conditions set forth in Section 5.02 shall be satisfied and all fees and expenses owing in respect of such increase to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders have been paid (except, solely to the extent the proceeds of such Incremental Facility are being or will be used to finance a Limited Condition Transaction and if agreed to by the lenders providing such Incremental Facility, (x) with respect to Section 5.02(a), such Incremental Facility shall only be subject to customary “funds certain provisions” and (y) with respect to Section 5.02(b), such condition shall be that no Event of Default under Section 9.01(a), (f) or (g) hereunder shall exist); (C) any Incremental Facility provided by any New Incremental Lender shall be effected pursuant to one or more joinder agreement (an “Incremental Amendment”) in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and executed and delivered by a Borrower (or Additional Borrower, if applicable) and the Administrative Agent, each of which shall be recorded in the Register; and (D) the Borrowers shall deliver or cause to be delivered any legal opinions or other documents reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent in connection with any such transaction.

 

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(b)           The creation or provision of any Incremental Facility or Incremental Loan (and, in connection therewith, any amendment to the terms of this Agreement that is necessary or appropriate to implement the provisions thereof or that is favorable to the then-existing Lenders, in each case, as reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion) shall not require the approval of any existing Lender other than any existing Lender providing all or part of any Incremental Commitment.

 

(c)           The terms and provisions of any New Revolving Credit Facility (other than pricing, maturity and fees) shall be, except as otherwise set forth herein or in the joinder agreement set forth in Section 2.14(a), substantially identical to the existing Revolving Credit Facility; provided that, (i) no New Revolving Credit Facility shall mature earlier than, or require any scheduled amortization or mandatory commitment reduction prior to, the Revolving Credit Maturity Date of any Tranche of Revolving Credit Loans (or, in the case of Refinancing Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments, the final maturity date of the Tranche of Revolving Credit Commitments that are being refinanced), (ii) any guarantor of any New Revolving Credit Facility shall also be a Guarantor; provided, that, in the event any New Revolving Credit Facility is incurred by a Foreign Subsidiary of PSP, such New Revolving Credit Facility shall be permitted to be guaranteed by persons that are not Guarantors so long as such New Term Loan Facility is subject to customary collateral allocation arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, (iii) if secured, such New Revolving Credit Facility shall not be secured by any assets that do not constitute Collateral and may not be secured pursuant to security documentation that is materially more restrictive, when taken as a whole, to the Loan Parties than the Loan Documents; provided, that, in the event any New Term Loan Facility is incurred by a Foreign Subsidiary of PSP, such New Term Loan Facility shall be permitted to be secured by assets in accordance with Section 7.12, which assets may or may not also secure the Obligations but which shall be subject to customary collateral allocation arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and (iv) each New Revolving Credit Facility shall rank pari passu or junior in right of payment and pari passu or junior with respect to security with the Obligations or may be unsecured (and to the extent subordinated in right of payment or security, shall be subject to intercreditor arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent).

 

(d)           The terms and provisions of any Incremental Term Loans shall be, if such Incremental Term Loans are not Initial Term Loans, except as otherwise set forth herein or in the joinder agreement set forth in Section 2.14(a), substantially identical to the Initial Term Loans, as applicable; provided that, except as otherwise set forth herein or in the joinder agreement set forth in clause (a), then (i) the weighted average life to maturity of any New Term Loan Facility shall be no shorter than the weighted average life to maturity such refinanced Tranche of the Term Loans, (or, in the case of any New Term Loans that are Refinancing Incremental Term Loans, the weighted average life to maturity of the Tranche of Term Loans that are being refinanced), (ii) the final maturity date with respect to any New Term Loans shall be no earlier than the maturity date of such refinanced Tranche (or, in the case of any New Term Loans that are refinancing Incremental Term Loans, the final maturity date of the Tranche of Term Loans that are being refinanced), (iii) if the Yield on any New Term Loans incurred no later than 12 months after the Closing Date exceeds by more than 50 basis points (the amount of such excess above 50 basis points being referred to herein as the “Yield Differential”) the Applicable Rate then in effect for any Term Loans, then the Applicable Rate then in effect for Term Loans shall automatically be increased by the Yield Differential, effective upon the making of the New Term Loans (and if the margins on the New Term Loans are subject to a leveraged-based pricing grid, appropriate increases to the Applicable Rates for the Term Loans, consistent with the foregoing, shall be made) (this clause (iii), the “MFN Adjustment”), (iv) any guarantor of any New Term Loan Facility shall also be a Guarantor; provided, that, in the event any New Term Loan Facility is incurred by a Foreign Subsidiary of PSP, such New Term Loan Facility shall be permitted to be guaranteed by persons that are not Guarantors so long as such New Term Loan Facility is subject to customary collateral allocation arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, (v) if secured, such New Term Loan Facility shall not be secured by any assets that do not constitute Collateral and may not be secured pursuant to security documentation that is more restrictive to the Loan Parties than the Loan Documents; provided, that, in the event any New Term Loan Facility is incurred by a Foreign Subsidiary of PSP, such New Term Loan Facility shall be permitted to be secured by assets in accordance with Section 7.12, which assets may or may not also secure the Obligations but which shall be subject to customary collateral allocation arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, (vi) each New Term Loan Facility shall rank pari passu or junior in right of payment and pari passu or junior with respect to security with the Obligations or may be unsecured (and to the extent subordinated in right of payment or security, shall be subject to intercreditor arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent) and (vii) any New Term Loan Facility may be denominated in Euros or Pounds Sterling so long as (A) the borrower thereunder is a Restricted Subsidiary that is organized in a jurisdiction that is acceptable to the Administrative Agent and (B) such New Term Loan Facility is subject to guarantee, collateral and collateral allocation arrangements that are reasonably satisfactory to PSP and the Administrative Agent. Each joinder agreement referred to in Section 2.14(a) may, without the consent of any other Lenders, effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, as reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion, to effect the provision of this Section 2.14.

 

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(e)           Each of the parties hereto hereby agrees that the Administrative Agent may take any and all action as may be reasonably necessary to ensure that all Incremental Loans that are to be additional Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans, as applicable, and when originally made, are included in each Borrowing of outstanding Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans, as applicable, on a pro rata basis. This may be accomplished at the discretion of the Administrative Agent by requiring each outstanding Eurocurrency Rate Loan to be converted into a Base Rate Loan on the date of each such Incremental Loan, or by allocating a portion of each such Incremental Loan to each outstanding applicable Eurocurrency Rate Loans on a pro rata basis, even though as a result thereof such Incremental Loan may effectively have a shorter Interest Period than the Loans included in the Borrowing of which they are a part (and notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement that would prohibit such an initial Interest Period). Any conversion of Eurocurrency Rate Loans to Base Rate Loans made pursuant to the preceding sentence shall be subject to Section 3.05. If any Incremental Loans is to be allocated to an existing Interest Period for a Eurocurrency Rate Loan then, subject to Section 2.08(b), the interest rate applicable to such Incremental Loan for the remainder of such Interest Period shall equal the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate for a period approximately equal to the remainder of such Interest Period (as determined by the Administrative Agent two Business Days before the date such Incremental Loan is made) plus the Applicable Rate then in effect. In addition, to the extent any Incremental Term Loans are to be additional Term Loans, the applicable scheduled amortization payments under Section 2.07 required to be made after the making of such Incremental Term Loans shall be ratably increased by the aggregate principal amount of such Incremental Term Loans.

 

(f)            Prior to the Increased Amount Date, if the Restricted Subsidiary incurring the Incremental Facility is an Additional Borrower, (i) such Subsidiary shall deliver to the Lenders providing the Incremental Facility (including any New Incremental Lender) and the Administrative Agent, such documentation and other information reasonably requested by such Lenders or the Administrative Agent for purposes of complying with all necessary “know-your-customer” or other similar checks under all applicable laws and regulations and no written objection submitted by any of the Lenders or the Administrative Agent within five (5) Business Days of the date of receipt of such documentation and other information shall have been given by such Lenders or the Administrative Agent and (ii) if such Additional Borrower is a Foreign Subsidiary, the Administrative Agent may amend this Agreement (which amendments may include, without limitation, Section 3.01 and the definition of “Non-Excluded Taxes”) and the other Loan Documents to include such Subsidiary as an Additional Borrower hereunder, which amendment must be mutually agreed to by the Administrative Agent, PSP, the applicable Additional Borrower, and the Lenders providing the Incremental Facility but without the consent of any other Lender (provided that no such amendment shall materially adversely affect the rights of any Lender that has not consented to such amendment); provided that neither the Administrative Agent nor any Lender shall be materially adversely affected by the addition of such Additional Borrower. Any obligations in respect of borrowings by any Borrower or any Additional Borrower under this Agreement will constitute “Obligations” for all purposes of the Loan Documents. If the Incremental Facility is incurred in a currency other than Dollars, this Agreement may be amended to reflect such new currency hereunder, which amendment must be mutually agreed to by the Administrative Agent and PSP.

 

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(g)           For the avoidance of doubt, no amendment, waiver or consent pursuant to Section 11.01 shall impose any greater restriction on the ability of any Lender to assign any of its rights or obligations hereunder with respect to any New Term Loan Facility without the written consent of the holders of a majority of the aggregate unpaid principal amount of such Term Loan Commitments and New Term Loans outstanding under such New Term Loan Facility

 

(h)           Any Incremental Facility that is secured on a junior lien basis to the Obligations or is unsecured shall be established pursuant to separate documentation from the Loan Documents.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, the provisions of Section 2.13 shall not be construed to apply to any Incremental Loans in accordance with this Section 2.14.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, any prepayment of Loans with the proceeds received in connection with the incurrence of Incremental Term Loans pursuant to this Section 2.14 shall be deemed an optional prepayment under Section 2.05(a).

 

2.15       Defaulting Lender. (a) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then the following provisions shall apply for so long as such Lender is a Defaulting Lender:

 

(i)         Waivers and Amendments. Such Defaulting Lender’s right to approve or disapprove any amendment, waiver or consent with respect to this Agreement shall be restricted as set forth in the definition of Required Lenders and in Section 11.01.

 

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(ii)        Defaulting Lender Waterfall. Any payment of principal, interest, fees or other amounts received by the Administrative Agent for the account of such Defaulting Lender (whether voluntary or mandatory, at maturity, pursuant to Article VII or otherwise) or received by the Administrative Agent from a Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 11.08 shall be applied at such time or times as may be determined by the Administrative Agent as follows: first, to the payment of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent hereunder; second, to the payment on a pro rata basis of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to the L/C Issuers hereunder; third, to cash collateralize the L/C IssuersFronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender in accordance with Section 2.15(d); fourth, as the Borrowers may request (so long as no Default or Event of Default exists), to the funding of any Loan in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has failed to fund its portion thereof as required by this Agreement, as determined by the Administrative Agent; fifth, if so determined by the Administrative Agent and PSP, to be held in a deposit account and released pro rata in order to (x) satisfy such Defaulting Lender’s potential future funding obligations with respect to Loans under this Agreement and (y) cash collateralize the L/C Issuers’ future Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender with respect to future Letters of Credit issued under this Agreement, in accordance with Section 2.15(d); sixth, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Lenders or the L/C Issuers as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender or the L/C Issuers against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; seventh, so long as no Default or Event of Default exists, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Borrowers as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by the Borrowers against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; and eighth, to such Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that if (x) such payment is a payment of the principal amount of any Loans or L/C Borrowing in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has not fully funded its appropriate share, and (y) such Loans were made or the related Letters of Credit were issued at a time when the conditions set forth in Section 5.02 were satisfied or waived, such payment shall be applied solely to pay the Loans of, and L/C Borrowings owed to, all non-Defaulting Lenders on a pro rata basis prior to being applied to the payment of any Loans of, or L/C Borrowings owed to, such Defaulting Lender until such time as all Loans and L/C Exposure are held by the Lenders pro rata in accordance with the Commitments under the applicable Facility without giving effect to Section 2.15(a)(v). Any payments, prepayments or other amounts paid or payable to a Defaulting Lender that are applied (or held) to pay amounts owed by a Defaulting Lender or to post cash collateral pursuant to this Section 2.15(a)(ii) shall be deemed paid to and redirected by such Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto.

 

(iii)       Subject to Section 11.06(b)(viii) hereof, the failure of any Defaulting Lender to make the Loan to be made by it as part of any Borrowing shall constitute a material breach by such Defaulting Lender of this Agreement and, to the extent such Defaulting Lender fails to cure the default pursuant to Section 2.15(b) hereof within five Business Days shall entitle the Borrowers to replace the Defaulting Lender with one or more substitute Lenders, and the Defaulting Lender shall have no right to refuse to be replaced hereunder. The notice from the Borrowers to the Administrative Agent and such Defaulting Lender being replaced shall specify an effective date for such replacement, which date shall be at least two Business Days, but not later than 15 Business Days, after the date such notice is given. Prior to the effective date of such replacement, the Defaulting Lender shall execute and deliver an Assignment and Acceptance, subject only to the Defaulting Lender being repaid its share of the outstanding Obligations without any premium or penalty of any kind whatsoever. If the Defaulting Lender shall refuse or fail to execute and deliver any such Assignment and Acceptance prior to the effective date of such replacement, the Defaulting Lender shall be deemed to have executed and delivered such Assignment and Acceptance. The replacement of any Defaulting Lender shall be made in accordance with the terms of Section 11.15.

 

(iv)       Certain Fees. (A) No Defaulting Lender shall be entitled to receive any Commitment Fee for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender (and the Borrowers shall not be required to pay any such fee that otherwise would have been required to have been paid to that Defaulting Lender).

 

             (B)       Each Revolving Credit Lender that is a Defaulting Lender shall be entitled to receive Letter of Credit Fees for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender only to the extent allocable to its Pro Rata Share of the available amount of Letters of Credit for which it has provided cash collateral pursuant to Section 2.15(d).

 

             (C)       With respect to any Letter of Credit Fees not required to be paid to any Revolving Credit Lender that is a Defaulting Lender (as “Defaulting Revolving Credit Lender”) pursuant to clause (B) above, the Borrowers shall (x) pay to each non-Defaulting Revolving Credit Lender that portion of any such fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Revolving Credit Lender with respect to such Defaulting Revolving Credit Lender’s obligation to fund participations in respect of Letters of Credit that have been reallocated to such non-Defaulting Revolving Credit Lender pursuant to Section 2.15(a)(v) below, (y) pay to each L/C Issuer the amount of any such fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Revolving Credit Lender to the extent allocable to such L/C Issuer’s Fronting Exposure to such Defaulting Revolving Credit Lender and (z) not be required to pay the remaining amount of any such fee.

 

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(v)        Reallocation of Participations to Reduce Fronting Exposure. All or any part of such Defaulting Revolving Credit Lender’s obligation to fund participations in respect of Letters of Credit shall be reallocated among the non-Defaulting Revolving Credit Lenders in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Shares (calculated without regard to such Defaulting Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment) but only to the extent that (x) the conditions set forth in Section 5.02 are satisfied at the time of such reallocation (and, unless the Borrowers shall have otherwise notified the Administrative Agent at such time, the Borrowers shall be deemed to have represented and warranted that such conditions are satisfied at such time), and (y) the Outstanding Amount of each non-Defaulting Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Loans and L/C Obligations (with the aggregate amount of each Revolving Credit Lender’s funded participations in L/C Obligations (prior to giving effect to such reallocation) being deemed ‘held’ by such Revolving Credit Lender for this purpose) do not exceed the Revolving Credit Commitment of such non-Defaulting Revolving Credit Lender. Subject to Section 11.23, 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.

 

(vi)     Cash Collateral. If the reallocation described in clause (v) above cannot, or can only partially, be effected, the Borrowers shall, without prejudice to any right or remedy available to it hereunder or under law, cash collateralize any L/C Issuer’s Fronting Exposure (after giving effect to any partial reallocation pursuant to clause (v) above) in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 2.15(d) for so long as such Obligations are outstanding.

 

(b)           Defaulting Lender Cure. If the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent and each L/C Issuer agree in writing that a Lender is no longer a Defaulting Lender, the Administrative Agent will so notify the parties hereto, whereupon as of the effective date specified in such notice and subject to any conditions set forth therein (which may include arrangements with respect to any cash collateral), that Lender will, to the extent applicable, purchase at par that portion of outstanding Loans of the other Lenders or take such other actions as the Administrative Agent may determine to be necessary to cause the Loans and funded and unfunded participations in Letters of Credit to be held pro rata by the Lenders in accordance with the Commitments under the applicable Facility (without giving effect to Section 2.15(a)(v)), whereupon such Lender will cease to be a Defaulting Lender; provided that no adjustments will be made retroactively with respect to fees accrued or payments made by or on behalf of any Borrower while that Lender was a Defaulting Lender; provided, further, that except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties, no change hereunder from Defaulting Lender to Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from that Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender.

 

(c)           New Letters of Credit. So long as any Revolving Credit Lender is a Defaulting Lender, no L/C Issuer shall be required to issue, extend, renew or increase any Letter of Credit unless it is satisfied that it will have no Fronting Exposure after giving effect thereto (determined after giving effect to Section 2.15(a)(v) and any cash collateral provided by such Defaulting Lender).

 

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(d)           Cash Collateral. (i) At any time that there shall exist a Defaulting Lender, within one Business Day following the written request of the Administrative Agent or any L/C Issuer (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) the Borrowers shall cash collateralize such L/C Issuer’s Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender (determined after giving effect to Section 2.15(a)(v) and any cash collateral provided by such Defaulting Lender) in an amount not less than the Minimum Collateral Amount.

 

(ii)        The Borrowers, and to the extent provided by any Defaulting Revolving Credit Lender, such Defaulting Revolving Credit Lender, hereby grant to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of each L/C Issuer, and agrees to maintain, a first priority security interest in all such cash collateral as security for the Defaulting Revolving Credit Lender’s obligation to fund participations in respect of Letters of Credit, to be applied pursuant to clause (iii) below. If at any time the Administrative Agent determines that cash collateral is subject to any right or claim of any Person other than the Administrative Agent and such L/C Issuer as herein provided (other than Permitted Liens), or that the total amount of such cash collateral is less than the Minimum Collateral Amount, the Borrowers will, promptly upon demand by the Administrative Agent, pay or provide to the Administrative Agent additional cash collateral in an amount sufficient to eliminate such deficiency (after giving effect to any cash collateral provided by the Defaulting Revolving Credit Lender).

 

(iii)       Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, cash collateral provided under this Section 2.15 in respect of Letters of Credit shall be applied to the satisfaction of the Defaulting Revolving Credit Lender’s obligation to fund participations in respect of Letters of Credit (including, as to cash collateral provided by a Defaulting Revolving Credit Lender, any interest accrued on such obligation) for which the cash collateral was so provided, prior to any other application of such property as may otherwise be provided for herein.

 

(iv)       Cash collateral (or the appropriate portion thereof) provided to reduce any L/C Issuer’s Fronting Exposure shall no longer be required to be held as cash collateral pursuant to this Section 2.15 following (i) the elimination of the applicable Fronting Exposure (including by the termination of Defaulting Lender status of the applicable Lender), or (ii) the determination by the Administrative Agent and such L/C Issuer that there exists excess cash collateral; provided that, subject to this Section 2.15 the Person providing cash collateral and such L/C Issuer may agree that cash collateral shall be held to support future anticipated Fronting Exposure or other obligations; provided, further, that to the extent that such cash collateral was provided by a Borrower, such cash collateral shall remain subject to the security interest granted pursuant to the Loan Documents.

 

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2.16       Extension of Term Loans and Revolving Credit Commitments.

 

(a)           The Borrowers may at any time and from time to time request that all or a portion of the (i) Term Loans of one or more Tranches existing at the time of such request (each, an “Existing Term Loan Tranche”, and the Term Loans of such Tranche, the “Existing Term Loans”) or (ii) Revolving Credit Commitments and Revolving Credit Loans of one or more Tranches existing at the time of such request (each, an “Existing Revolving Tranche” and together with the Existing Term Loan Tranches, each an “Existing Tranche”, and the Revolving Credit Commitments of such Existing Revolving Tranche, the “Existing Revolving Credit Commitments”, and the Revolving Credit Loans of such Existing Revolving Tranche, the “Existing Revolving Loans” and, together with the Existing Term Loans, the “Existing Loans”), in each case, be converted to extend the scheduled maturity date(s) of any payment of principal with respect to all or a portion of any principal amount of any Existing Tranche (any such Existing Tranche which has been so extended, an “Extended Term Tranche” or “Extended Revolving Credit Tranche”, as applicable, and each an “Extended Tranche”, and the Term Loans, Revolving Credit Commitments or Revolving Credit Loans, as applicable, of such Extended Tranches, the “Extended Term Loans”, “Extended Revolving Credit Commitments” or “Extended Revolving Credit Loans”, as applicable and, collectively, the “Extended Loans”) and to provide for other terms consistent with this Section 2.16; provided that (i) no Event of Default pursuant to Section 9.01(a), (f) or (g) shall have occurred and be continuing at the time of such extension or would exist after giving effect to such extension, (ii) any such request shall be made by PSP to all Lenders within any one or more Tranches of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments and Revolving Credit Loans, as applicable, (whether under one or more Tranches) on a pro rata basis (based on the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the applicable Term Loans or on the aggregate Revolving Credit Commitments within any one or more Tranches, as applicable) and (iii) any applicable Minimum Extension Condition shall be satisfied unless waived by the Borrowers in its sole discretion. In order to establish any Extended Tranche, the Borrowers shall provide a notice to the Administrative Agent (who shall provide a copy of such notice to each of the Lenders of the applicable Existing Tranche) (an “Extension Request”) setting forth the proposed terms of the Extended Tranche to be established, which terms shall be substantially similar, when taken as a whole, to those applicable to the Existing Tranche from which they are to be extended (the “Specified Existing Tranche”), except (x) all or any of the final maturity dates of such Extended Tranches may be delayed to later dates than the final maturity dates of the Specified Existing Tranche, (y) (A) the interest margins with respect to the Extended Tranche may be higher or lower than the interest margins for the Specified Existing Tranche and/or (B) additional fees may be payable to the Lenders providing such Extended Tranche in addition to or in lieu of any increased margins contemplated by the preceding clause (A) and (z) in the case of an Extended Term Tranche, so long as the weighted average life to maturity of such Extended Tranche would be no shorter than the remaining weighted average life to maturity of the Specified Existing Tranche, amortization rates with respect to the Extended Term Tranche may be higher or lower than the amortization rates for the Specified Existing Tranche, in each case to the extent provided in the applicable Extension Amendment; provided that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 2.16 or otherwise, assignments and participations of Extended Tranches shall be governed by the same or, at the Borrowers’ discretion, more restrictive assignment and participation provisions applicable to Initial Term Loans or Initial Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, set forth in Section 11.06. No Lender shall have any obligation to agree to have any of its Existing Loans converted into an Extended Tranche pursuant to any Extension Request. Any Extended Tranche shall constitute a separate Tranche of Loans from the Specified Existing Tranches and from any other Existing Tranches (together with any other Extended Tranches so established on such date).

 

(b)           The Borrowers shall provide the applicable Extension Request at least ten (10) Business Days (or such shorter period as the Administrative Agent may agree in its reasonable discretion) prior to the date on which Lenders under the applicable Existing Tranche or Existing Tranches are requested to respond. Any Lender (an “Extending Lender”) wishing to have all or a portion of its Specified Existing Tranche converted into an Extended Tranche shall notify the Administrative Agent (each, an “Extension Election”) on or prior to the date specified in such Extension Request of the amount of its Specified Existing Tranche that it has elected to convert into an Extended Tranche. In the event that the aggregate amount of the Specified Existing Tranche subject to Extension Elections exceeds the amount of Extended Tranches requested pursuant to the Extension Request, the Specified Existing Tranches subject to Extension Elections shall be converted to Extended Tranches on a pro rata basis based on the amount of Specified Existing Tranches included in each such Extension Election. In connection with any extension of Loans pursuant to this Section 2.16 (each, an “Extension”), the Borrowers shall agree to such procedures regarding timing, rounding and other administrative adjustments to ensure reasonable administrative management of the credit facilities hereunder after such Extension, as may be established by, or acceptable to, the Administrative Agent, in each case acting reasonably to accomplish the purposes of this Section 2.16. The Borrowers may amend, revoke or replace an Extension Request pursuant to procedures reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent at any time prior to the date (the “Extension Request Deadline”) on which Lenders under the applicable Existing Term Loan Tranche or Existing Term Loan Tranches are requested to respond to the Extension Request. Any Lender may revoke an Extension Election at any time prior to 5:00 p.m. on the date that is two Business Days prior to the Extension Request Deadline, at which point the Extension Request becomes irrevocable (unless otherwise agreed by Borrower). The revocation of an Extension Election prior to the Extension Request Deadline shall not prejudice any Lender’s right to submit a new Extension Election prior to the Extension Request Deadline.

 

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(c)           Extended Tranches shall be established pursuant to an amendment (an “Extension Amendment”) to this Agreement (which may include amendments to provisions related to maturity, interest margins or fees referenced in clauses (x) and (y) of Section 2.16(a), or, in the case of Extended Term Tranches, amortization rates referenced in clause (z) of Section 2.16(a), or amendments to any other terms (including representations and warranties, conditions, prepayments, covenants or events of default) that are necessary or appropriate to implement the provisions thereof or that are favorable to the then-existing Lenders, as reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion, and which, in each case, except to the extent expressly contemplated by the last sentence of this Section 2.16(c) and notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in Section 11.01, shall not require the consent of any Lender other than the Extending Lenders with respect to the Extended Tranches established thereby and any L/C Issuers with respect to the Extended Tranches established thereby) executed by the Loan Parties, the Administrative Agent, the Extending Lenders with respect to the Extended Tranches and any L/C Issuers with respect to the Extended Tranches. Subject to the requirements of this Section 2.16 and without limiting the generality or applicability of Section 11.01 to any Section 2.16 Additional Amendments, any Extension Amendment may provide for additional terms and/or additional amendments other than those referred to or contemplated above (any such additional amendment, a “Section 2.16 Additional Amendment”) to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents; provided that such Section 2.16 Additional Amendments do not become effective prior to the time that such Section 2.16 Additional Amendments have been consented to (including, without limitation, pursuant to consents applicable to holders of any Extended Tranches provided for in any Extension Amendment) by such of the Lenders, Loan Parties and other parties (if any) as may be required in order for such Section 2.16 Additional Amendments to become effective in accordance with Section 11.01; provided, further, that no Extension Amendment may provide for (i) any Extended Tranche to be secured by any Collateral or other assets of any Loan Party that does not also secure the applicable Existing Tranches or be guaranteed by any Person other than the Guarantors and (ii) so long as any Existing Term Loan Tranches are outstanding, any mandatory prepayment provisions that do not also apply to the Existing Term Loan Tranches (other than Existing Term Loan Tranches secured on a junior basis by the Collateral or ranking junior in right of payment, which shall be subject to junior prepayment provisions) on a pro rata or otherwise more favorable basis. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 11.01, any such Extension Amendment may, without the consent of any other Lenders, effect such amendments to any Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable judgment of PSP and the Administrative Agent, to effect the provisions of this Section 2.16; provided that the foregoing shall not constitute a consent on behalf of any Lender to the terms of any Section 2.16 Additional Amendment. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, on any date on which any Existing Tranche is converted to extend the related scheduled maturity date(s) in accordance with Section 2.16(a) (an “Extension Date”), in the case of the Specified Existing Tranche of each Extending Lender, the aggregate principal amount of such Specified Existing Tranche shall be deemed reduced by an amount equal to the aggregate principal amount of Extended Tranche so converted by such Lender on such date, and such Extended Tranches shall be established as a separate Tranche from the Specified Existing Tranche and from any other Existing Tranches (together with any other Extended Tranches so established on such date).

 

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(d)           If, in connection with any proposed Extension Amendment, any Lender declines to consent to the applicable extension on the terms and by the deadline set forth in the applicable Extension Request (each such other Lender, a “Non-Extending Lender”) then the Borrowers may, on notice to the Administrative Agent and the Non-Extending Lender, replace such Non-Extending Lender by causing such Lender to (and such Lender shall be obligated to) assign pursuant to Section 11.06 (with the assignment fee and any other costs and expenses to be paid by the Borrowers in such instance) all of its rights and obligations under this Agreement to one or more assignees; provided that neither the Administrative Agent nor any Lender shall have any obligation to the Borrowers to find a replacement Lender; provided, further, that the applicable assignee shall have agreed to provide Extended Loans on the terms set forth in such Extension Amendment; provided, further, that all obligations of the Borrowers owing to the Non-Extending Lender relating to the Existing Loans so assigned shall be paid in full by the assignee Lender to such Non-Extending Lender concurrently with such Assignment and Assumption. In connection with any such replacement under this Section 2.16, if the Non-Extending Lender does not execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent a duly completed Assignment and Assumption by the later of (A) the date on which the replacement Lender executes and delivers such Assignment and Assumption and (B) the date as of which all obligations of the Borrowers owing to the Non-Extending Lender relating to the Existing Loans so assigned shall be paid in full by the assignee Lender to such Non-Extending Lender, then such Non-Extending Lender shall be deemed to have executed and delivered such Assignment and Assumption as of such date and PSP shall be entitled (but not obligated) to execute and deliver such Assignment and Assumption on behalf of such Non-Extending Lender.

 

(e)           Following any Extension Date, with the written consent of PSP, any Non-Extending Lender may elect to have all or a portion of its Existing Loans deemed to be an Extended Loan under the applicable Extended Tranche on any date (each date a “Designation Date”) prior to the maturity date of such Extended Tranche; provided that such Lender shall have provided written notice to PSP and the Administrative Agent at least ten (10) Business Days prior to such Designation Date (or such shorter period as the Administrative Agent may agree in its reasonable discretion); provided, further, that no greater amount shall be paid by or on behalf of PSP or any of its Affiliates to any such Non-Extending Lender as consideration for its extension into such Extended Tranche than was paid to any Extended Lender as consideration for its Extension into such Extended Tranche. Following a Designation Date, the Existing Loans held by such Lender so elected to be extended will be deemed to be Extended Loans of the applicable Extended Tranche, and any Existing Loans held by such Lender not elected to be extended, if any, shall continue to be “Existing Loans” of the applicable Tranche.

 

With respect to all Extensions consummated by the Borrowers pursuant to this Section 2.16, (i) such Extensions shall not constitute optional or mandatory payments or prepayments for purposes of Sections 2.05(a) and (b) and (ii) no Extension Request is required to be in any minimum amount or any minimum increment, provided that PSP may elect to specify as a condition (a “Minimum Extension Condition”) to consummating any such Extension that a minimum amount (to be determined and specified in the relevant Extension Request in the Borrowers’ sole discretion and may be waived by the Borrowers) of Existing Loans of any or all applicable Tranches be extended. The Administrative Agent and the Lenders hereby consent to the transactions contemplated by this Section 2.16 (including, for the avoidance of doubt, payment of any interest, fees or premium in respect of any Extended Loans on such terms as may be set forth in the relevant Extension Request) and hereby waive the requirements of any provision of this Agreement (including, without limitation, Sections 2.05(a) and (b) and 2.07) or any other Loan Document that may otherwise prohibit any such Extension or any other transaction contemplated by this Section 2.16.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, the provisions of Section 2.13 shall not be construed to apply to any Extension in accordance with this Section 2.16.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, any prepayment of Loans with the proceeds received in connection with the incurrence of Term Loans and Revolving Credit Commitments pursuant to this Section 2.16 shall be deemed an optional prepayment under Section 2.05(a).

 

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ARTICLE III
TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY

 

3.01       Taxes.

 

(a)           Except as required by applicable law, any and all payments by or on behalf of any Loan Party to or for the account of the Administrative Agent or any Lender under any Loan Document shall be made free and clear of and without deduction for any and all present or future taxes, duties, levies, imposts, deductions, assessments, fees, withholdings (including back-up withholding) or similar charges imposed by any Governmental Authority, and all interest, penalties or other liabilities with respect thereto (hereinafter referred to as “Taxes”), excluding, in the case of the Administrative Agent and each Lender, (A) taxes imposed on or measured by its overall net income, and franchise taxes imposed on it (in lieu of net income taxes), in each case, by the jurisdiction (or any political subdivision thereof) under the Laws of which the Administrative Agent or such Lender, as the case may be, is organized, maintains a lending office, or is subject to tax by virtue of any present or former connection (other than solely having executed, delivered, performed its obligations, received or perfected a security interest under, received payments under, engaged in any other transaction pursuant to or enforced the Loan Documents, or sold or assigned an interest in any Loan or Loan Document), (B) branch profits taxes imposed by a jurisdiction described under clause (A) above, (C) in the case of a Foreign Lender with respect to a US Borrower (other than an assignee pursuant to a request by the Borrowers under Section 11.15), any United States federal withholding tax that is imposed on amounts payable to such Foreign Lender under the law applicable at the time such Lender becomes a party to this Agreement (or designates a new lending office) except to the extent that such Lender (or its assignor, if any) was entitled, immediately before designation of a new lending office (or assignment), to receive additional amounts with respect to such withholding tax pursuant to this Section 3.01, (D) taxes attributable to the failure to comply with Section 11.14 and (E) any U.S. federal withholding taxes imposed under FATCA (all such non-excluded taxes, duties, levies, imposts, deductions, assessments, fees, withholdings or similar charges, interest, penalties and other liabilities being hereinafter referred to as “Non-Excluded Taxes”). Notwithstanding the foregoing, if any Taxes are required to be deducted from or in respect of any sum payable under any Loan Document to the Administrative Agent or any Lender, (i) such Loan Party shall make such deductions, (ii) such Loan Party shall pay the full amount deducted to the relevant taxation authority or other authority in accordance with applicable Laws, (iii) if such Tax is a Non-Excluded Tax, the sum payable by the Loan Party shall be increased as necessary so that after making all required deductions (including deductions applicable to additional sums payable under this Section 3.01), each of the Administrative Agent and such Lender receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deductions been made on account of Non-Excluded Taxes and (iv) as soon as practicable after the date of such payment, such Loan Party shall furnish to the Administrative Agent (which shall forward the same to such Lender) or Lender (as the case may be) the original or a certified copy of a receipt evidencing payment thereof to the extent such a receipt is issued therefor, or other written proof of payment thereof that is reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

(b)           In addition, each Loan Party agrees to pay any and all present or future stamp, court or documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar taxes and any other excise or property taxes or charges or similar levies which arise from any payment made under any Loan Document or from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, or otherwise with respect to, any Loan Document, excluding any such taxes imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 11.15) (hereinafter referred to as “Other Taxes”).

 

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(c)           Each Loan Party agrees to indemnify the Administrative Agent and each Lender for (i) the full amount of any Non-Excluded Taxes and Other Taxes (including any Non-Excluded Taxes or Other Taxes imposed or asserted by any jurisdiction on amounts payable under this Section 3.01) payable or paid by the Administrative Agent and such Lender or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to such party and (ii) any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, in each case whether or not such Non-Excluded Taxes or Other Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority, except for any interest and penalties with respect to Non-Excluded Taxes or Other Taxes to the extent such Non-Excluded Taxes or Other Taxes are determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and nonappealable judgment to have resulted from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Administrative Agent or such Lender. Payment under this Section 3.01(c) shall be made within 30 days after the date such Lender or the Administrative Agent makes a demand therefor. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to the Loan Party by a Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), or by the Administrative Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender, shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

 

(d)           If any Lender is entitled to a refund, as determined by such Lender in its sole discretion exercised in good faith (including any credit in lieu of a refund) of any Taxes with respect to which it has been indemnified pursuant to this Section 3.01 (including by the payment of additional amounts pursuant to this Section 3.01), such Lender shall pay over such refund to the applicable Loan Party (but only to the extent of additional amounts paid by the Loan Party under this Section 3.01 with respect to the Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all out-of-pocket expenses of such Lender and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund); provided, that the Loan Party, upon the request of such Lender, agrees to repay the amount paid over to such Loan Party (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) to such Lender in the event such Lender is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this paragraph (d), in no event will the indemnified party be required to pay any amount to an indemnifying party pursuant to this paragraph (d) the payment of which would place the indemnified party in a less favorable net after-Tax position than the indemnified party would have been in if the Tax subject to indemnification and giving rise to such refund had not been deducted, withheld or otherwise imposed and the indemnification payments or additional amounts with respect to such Tax had never been paid. This paragraph shall not be construed to require any Lender to make available its tax returns (or any other information relating to its Taxes which it deems confidential) to any Loan Party or any other Person.

 

3.02       Illegality. If any Lender determines that any Law has made it unlawful, or that any Governmental Authority has asserted that it is unlawful, for any Lender or its applicable Lending Office to make, maintain or fund Eurocurrency Rate Loans, or to determine or charge interest rates based upon the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate, or any Governmental Authority has imposed material restrictions on the authority of such Lender to purchase or sell, or to take deposits of, Dollars or any Alternative Currency in the applicable interbank market then, on notice thereof by such Lender to the Borrowers through the Administrative Agent, (i) any obligation of such Lender to make or continue Eurocurrency Rate Loans in the affected currency or currencies or to convert Base Rate Loans to Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be suspended until such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers that the circumstances giving rise to such determination no longer exist. Upon receipt of such notice, each Loan Party shall, upon demand from such Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), prepay such Eurocurrency Rate Loans or, if applicable and such Loans are denominated in Dollars, convert all Eurocurrency Rate Loans of such Lender to Base Rate Loans, either on the last day of the Interest Period therefor, if such Lender may lawfully continue to maintain such Eurocurrency Rate Loans to such day, or immediately, if such Lender may not lawfully continue to maintain such Eurocurrency Rate Loans. Upon any such prepayment or conversion, the applicable Loan Party shall also pay accrued interest on the amount so prepaid or converted. Each Lender agrees to designate a different Lending Office if such designation will avoid the need for such notice and will not, in the good faith judgment of such Lender, otherwise be materially disadvantageous to such Lender.

 

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3.03        Inability to Determine Rates.

 

(a)          If the Required Lenders reasonably determine that (i) for any reason adequate and reasonable means do not exist for determining the Eurocurrency Rate or the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed Eurocurrency Rate Loan (including because the LIBO Rate is not available or published on a current basis), (ii) they are unable to obtain matching deposits in the London inter-bank market at or about 11:00 a.m. (London time) on the second Business Day before the making of a Borrowing in sufficient amounts to fund their respective Loans as a part of such Borrowing during its Interest Period or (iii) the Eurocurrency Rate or the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate for any Interest Period for such Loans will not adequately reflect the cost to such Required Lenders of making, funding or maintaining their respective Eurocurrency Rate Loans for such Interest Period, the Administrative Agent will promptly so notify PSP and each Lender. Thereafter, the obligation of the Lenders to make or maintain Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be suspended until the Administrative Agent (upon the instruction of the Required Lenders) revokes such notice. Upon receipt of such notice, the Borrowers may revoke any pending request for a Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans or, failing that, in the case of Eurocurrency Rate Loans will be deemed to have converted such request into a request for a Committed Borrowing of Base Rate Loans in Dollars in (or, in the case of any applicable Loan in an Alternative Currency, in an amount equal to the Dollar Equivalent thereof) the amount specified therein.

 

(b)          Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement or the other Loan Documents, if at any time (i) there ceases to exist a LIBO Rate or other interbank rate in the London market regulated or otherwise overseen or authorized by the ICE Benchmark Administration or U.K. Financial Conduct Authority for interest periods greater than one Business Day or (ii) the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) that the circumstances set forth in clause (i) of Section 3.03(a) have arisen and such circumstances are unlikely to be temporary or (iii) the circumstances in clause (i) of Section 3.03(a) have not arisen but the supervisor for the administrator of the US LIBO Rate, EURIBO Rate or Alternate Currency LIBO Rate or a Governmental Authority having jurisdiction over the Administrative Agent has made a public statement identifying a specific date after which the US LIBO Rate, EURIBO Rate or Alternate Currency LIBO Rate shall no longer be used for determining interest rates for loans, then the Administrative Agent and PSP or the applicable Borrower shall endeavor to promptly establish an alternate rate of interest to the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate that gives due consideration to the then prevailing market convention for determining a rate of interest for fixed periods for syndicated loans in the United States at such time (it being agreed that such rate shall at no time be less than 0.00% per annum), and shall enter into an amendment to this Agreement to reflect such alternate rate of interest and such other related changes as may be applicable which are agreed by PSP or the applicable Borrower and the Administrative Agent at such time. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Loan Documents such amendment shall become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to Loan Documents so long as the Administrative Agent shall not have received, within five Business Days of the date notice of such alternate rate of interest is provided to the Lenders, a written notice from the Required Lenders stating that they object to such amendment.

 

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3.04        Increased Cost and Reduced Return; Capital Adequacy; Reserves on Eurocurrency Rate Loans.

 

(a)          If any Lender determines that as a result of the introduction of or any change in or in the interpretation of any Law, in each case after the Closing Date, or such Lender’s compliance therewith, there shall be any increase in the cost to such Lender of agreeing to make or making, funding or maintaining Eurocurrency Rate Loans or (as the case may be) issuing or participating in Letters of Credit, or a reduction in the amount received or receivable by such Lender in connection with any of the foregoing (excluding for purposes of this Section 3.04(a) any such increased costs or reduction in amount resulting from (i) Non-Excluded Taxes or Other Taxes, in each case, addressed by Section 3.01, (ii) changes in the basis of taxation of overall net income or overall gross income by the United States or any foreign jurisdiction or any political subdivision of either thereof under the Laws of which such Lender is organized or has its Lending Office, and (iii) reserve requirements contemplated by Section 3.04(c)), then from time to time upon demand of such Lender (with a copy of such demand to the Administrative Agent), the Borrowers shall pay to such Lender such additional amounts as will compensate such Lender for such increased cost or reduction.

 

(b)          If any Lender determines that the introduction of any Law regarding capital adequacy or liquidity or any change therein or in the interpretation thereof, in each case after the Closing Date, or compliance by such Lender (or its Lending Office) therewith, has the effect of reducing the rate of return on the capital of such Lender or any corporation controlling such Lender as a consequence of such Lender’s obligations hereunder (taking into consideration its policies with respect to capital adequacy and such Lender’s desired return on capital), then from time to time upon demand of such Lender (with a copy of such demand to the Administrative Agent), the Borrowers shall pay to such Lender such additional amounts as will compensate such Lender for such reduction.

 

(c)          The Borrowers shall pay to each Lender, as long as such Lender shall be required to maintain reserves with respect to liabilities or assets consisting of or including Eurocurrency funds or deposits (currently known as “Eurocurrency Liabilities”), additional interest on the unpaid principal amount of each Eurocurrency Rate Loan equal to the actual costs of such reserves allocated to such Loan by such Lender (as determined by such Lender in good faith, which determination shall be conclusive), which shall be due and payable on each date on which interest is payable on such Loan, provided the Borrowers shall have received at least 15 days’ prior notice (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) of such additional interest from such Lender. If a Lender fails to give notice 15 days prior to the relevant Interest Payment Date, such additional interest shall be due and payable 15 days from receipt of such notice.

 

(d)          Failure or delay on the part of any Lender, any L/C Issuer or the Administrative Agent to demand compensation pursuant to this Section 3.04 shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s, such L/C Issuer’s or the Administrative Agent’s right to demand such compensation; provided that the Borrowers shall not be under any obligation to compensate any Lender, any L/C Issuer or the Administrative Agent under Section 3.04(a) or (b) for increased costs or reductions with respect to any period prior to the date that is 120 days prior to such request if such Lender, such L/C Issuer or the Administrative Agent knew or could reasonably have been expected to know of the circumstances giving rise to such increased costs or reductions and of the fact that such circumstances would result in a claim for increased compensation by reason of such increased costs or reductions; provided, further, that the foregoing limitation shall not apply to any increased costs or reductions arising out of the retroactive application of any change in law within such 120-day period. The protection of this Section 3.04 shall be available to each Lender, each L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent regardless of any possible contention of the invalidity or inapplicability of the change in law that shall have occurred or been imposed.

 

(e)          Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, for purposes of this Section 3.04, (x) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith and (y) all requests, rules, guidelines or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a “change in law” or “change in the interpretation of law”, regardless of the date enacted, adopted or issued.

 

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3.05        Funding Losses. Upon demand of any Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) from time to time, the Borrowers shall promptly compensate such Lender for and hold such Lender harmless from any loss, cost or expense incurred by it as a result of:

 

(a)          any continuation, conversion, payment or prepayment of any Loan other than a Base Rate Loan on a day other than the last day of the Interest Period for such Loan (whether voluntary, mandatory, automatic, by reason of acceleration, or otherwise);

 

(b)          any failure by any Borrower (for a reason other than the failure of such Lender to make a Loan) to prepay, borrow, continue or convert any Loan other than a Base Rate Loan on the date or in the amount notified by any Borrower;

 

(c)          any assignment of a Eurocurrency Rate Loan on a day other than the last day of the Interest Period therefor as a result of a request by any Borrower pursuant to Section 11.15; or

 

(d)          any payment by the Borrowers of the principal of or interest on any Revolving Credit Loan (or interest due thereon) denominated in a different currency from the currency in which the applicable Revolving Credit Loan is denominated;

 

including any loss of anticipated profits and any loss or expense arising from the liquidation or reemployment of funds obtained by it to maintain such Loan or from fees payable to terminate the deposits from which such funds were obtained. The Borrowers shall also pay any customary administrative fees charged by such Lender in connection with the foregoing.

 

For purposes of calculating amounts payable by the Borrowers to the Lenders under this Section 3.05, each Lender shall be deemed to have funded each Eurocurrency Rate Loan made by it at the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate for such Loan by a matching deposit or other borrowing in the London interbank eurocurrency market for a comparable amount and for a comparable period, whether or not such Eurocurrency Rate Loan was in fact so funded.

 

3.06        Matters Applicable to all Requests for Compensation.

 

(a)          A certificate of the Administrative Agent or any Lender claiming compensation under this Article III and setting forth the additional amount or amounts to be paid to it hereunder and the calculation thereof in reasonable detail shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error. In determining such amount, the Administrative Agent or such Lender may use any reasonable averaging and attribution methods.

 

(b)          Upon any Lender’s making a claim for compensation under Section 3.01 or 3.04, the Borrowers may replace such Lender in accordance with Section 11.15.

 

3.07        Pro Rata Treatment. Except as required under Section 3.02 or otherwise in this Agreement, each Borrowing, each payment or prepayment of principal of any Borrowing, each payment of interest on the Loans, each payment of the Commitment Fees, each reduction of the Term Loan Commitments or Revolving Credit Commitments and each conversion of any Borrowing to or continuation of any Borrowing as a Borrowing of any Type shall be allocated pro rata among the Lenders within the Tranche or particular Borrowing being paid or prepaid, as the case may be, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, in accordance with their respective applicable Commitments (or, if such Commitments shall have expired or been terminated, in accordance with the respective principal amounts of their outstanding Loans). Each Lender agrees that in computing such Lender’s portion of any Borrowing to be made hereunder, the Administrative Agent may, in its discretion, round each Lender’s percentage of such Borrowing to the next higher or lower whole dollar amount.

 

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3.08        Survival. All of the Borrowers’ obligations under this Article III shall survive termination of the Term Loan Commitments, the Total Revolving Credit Commitments and repayment of all other Obligations hereunder.

 

ARTICLE IV
GUARANTY

 

4.01        The Guaranty. (a) Each of the Guarantors hereby jointly and severally guarantees to the Administrative Agent, for the ratable benefit of the Secured Parties, as hereinafter provided, as primary obligor and not as surety, the prompt payment of the Obligations in full when due (whether at stated maturity, as a mandatory prepayment, by acceleration, as a mandatory cash collateralization or otherwise) strictly in accordance with the terms thereof. The Guarantors hereby further agree that if any of the Obligations are not paid in full when due (whether at stated maturity, as a mandatory prepayment, by acceleration, as a mandatory cash collateralization or otherwise), the Guarantors will, jointly and severally, promptly pay the same, without any demand or notice whatsoever, and that in the case of any extension of time of payment or renewal of any of the Obligations, the same will be promptly paid in full when due (whether at extended maturity, as a mandatory prepayment, by acceleration, as a mandatory cash collateralization or otherwise) in accordance with the terms of such extension or renewal.

 

(b)          Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained herein or in any other of the Loan Documents, the obligations of each Guarantor under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall be limited to an aggregate amount equal to the largest amount as will result in such obligations with respect hereto and thereto not constituting a fraudulent transfer or conveyance after giving full effect to the liability under such guarantee set forth in Article IV hereof and its related contribution rights but before taking into account any liabilities under any other guarantee by such Guarantor.

 

4.02        Obligations Unconditional. (a) The obligations of the Guarantors under Section 4.01(a) are joint and several, absolute and unconditional, irrespective of the value, genuineness, validity, regularity or enforceability of any of the Loan Documents or any other agreement or instrument referred to therein, or any substitution, release, impairment or exchange of any other guarantee of or security for any of the Obligations, and, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, irrespective of any other circumstance whatsoever which might otherwise constitute a legal or equitable discharge or defense of a surety or guarantor, it being the intent of this Section 4.02(a) that the obligations of the Guarantors hereunder shall be absolute and unconditional under any and all circumstances. Each Guarantor agrees that such Guarantor, as applicable, shall have no right of subrogation, indemnity, reimbursement or contribution against any Loan Party for amounts paid under this Article IV until such time as the Obligations have been paid in full.

 

(b)          Without limiting the generality of Section 4.02(a), it is agreed that, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the occurrence of any one or more of the following shall not alter or impair the liability of any Guarantor hereunder which shall remain absolute and unconditional as described above:

 

(i)          at any time or from time to time, without notice to any Guarantor, the time for any performance of or compliance with any of the Obligations shall be extended, or such performance or compliance shall be waived;

 

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(ii)         any of the acts mentioned in any of the provisions of any of the Loan Documents or any other agreement or instrument referred to in the Loan Documents shall be done or omitted;

 

(iii)        the maturity of any of the Obligations shall be accelerated, or any of the Obligations shall be modified, supplemented or amended in any respect, or any right under any of the Loan Documents or any other agreement or instrument referred to in the Loan Documents shall be waived or any other guarantee of any of the Obligations or any security therefor shall be released, impaired or exchanged in whole or in part or otherwise dealt with; or

 

(iv)         any of the Obligations shall be determined to be void or voidable (including, without limitation, for the benefit of any creditor of any Guarantor) or shall be subordinated to the claims of any Person (including, without limitation, any creditor of any Guarantor).

 

(c)          With respect to its obligations hereunder, each Guarantor hereby expressly waives diligence, presentment, demand of payment, protest and all notices whatsoever, and any requirement that the Administrative Agent or any Lender exhaust any right, power or remedy or proceed against any Person under any of the Loan Documents or any other agreement or instrument referred to in the Loan Documents or against any other Person under any other guarantee of, or security for, any of the Obligations.

 

4.03        Reinstatement. The obligations of the Guarantors under this Article IV shall be automatically reinstated if and to the extent that for any reason any payment by or on behalf of any Person in respect of the Obligations is rescinded or must be otherwise restored by any holder of any of the Obligations whether as a result of any proceedings in bankruptcy or reorganization or otherwise, and each Guarantor agrees that it will indemnify the Arrangers, the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent, the Syndication Agent, each L/C Issuer and each Lender on demand for all reasonable costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable fees and expenses of counsel) incurred by such Persons in connection with such rescission or restoration, including any such reasonable costs and expenses incurred in defending against any claim alleging that such payment constituted a preference, fraudulent transfer or similar payment under any bankruptcy, insolvency or similar law.

 

4.04        Certain Additional Waivers. Each Guarantor agrees that such Guarantor shall have no right of recourse to security for the Obligations except through the exercise of rights of subrogation pursuant to Section 4.02 and through the exercise of rights of contribution pursuant to Section 4.06.

 

4.05        Remedies. The Guarantors agree that, to the fullest extent permitted by law, as between the Guarantors on the one hand, and the Administrative Agent, for the ratable benefit of the Secured Parties on the other hand, the Obligations may be declared to be forthwith due and payable as provided in Section 9.02 (and shall be deemed to have become automatically due and payable in the circumstances provided in Section 9.02) for purposes of Section 4.01(a) notwithstanding any stay, injunction or other prohibition preventing such declaration (or preventing the Obligations from becoming automatically due and payable) as against any other Person and that, in the event of such declaration (or the Obligations being deemed to have become automatically due and payable), the Obligations (whether or not due and payable by any other Person) shall forthwith become due and payable by the Guarantors for purposes of Section 4.01(a).

 

4.06        Rights of Contribution. The Guarantors hereby agree as among themselves that, in connection with payments made hereunder, each Guarantor shall have a right of contribution from each other Guarantor with respect to the Obligations in accordance with applicable Law. Such contribution rights shall be subordinate and subject in right of payment to the Obligations until such time as the Obligations have been Fully Satisfied, and none of the Guarantors shall exercise any such contribution rights until the Obligations have been paid in full.

 

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4.07        Guarantee of Payment; Continuing Guarantee. The guarantee given by the Guarantors in this Article IV is a guaranty of payment and not of collection, is a continuing guarantee, and shall apply to all Obligations, whenever arising.

 

4.08        Keepwell. Each Qualified ECP Guarantor hereby jointly and severally absolutely, unconditionally and irrevocably undertakes to provide such funds or other support as may be needed from time to time by each other Loan Party to honor all of its obligations under this Guaranty in respect of Swap Obligations (provided, however, that each Qualified ECP Guarantor shall only be liable under this Section 4.08 for the maximum amount of such liability that can be hereby incurred without rendering its obligations under this Section 4.08, or otherwise under this Guaranty, as it relates to such Loan Party, voidable under applicable law relating to fraudulent conveyance or fraudulent transfer, and not for any greater amount). The obligations of each Qualified ECP Guarantor under this Section shall remain in full force and effect until a Discharge of Guaranteed Obligations. Each Qualified ECP Guarantor intends that this Section 4.08 constitute, and this Section 4.08 shall be deemed to constitute, a “keepwell, support, or other agreement” for the benefit of each other Loan Party for all purposes of Section 1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the Commodity Exchange Act.

 

ARTICLE V
CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO CREDIT EXTENSIONS

 

5.01        Conditions to Initial Credit Extension. The obligation of each Lender to honor any Request for Credit Extension on the Closing Date is subject to the following conditions precedent:

 

(a)          The Administrative Agent shall have received from each Loan Party that is a party hereto a counterpart of this Agreement signed on behalf of such party.

 

(b)          The Administrative Agent shall have received: (i) from the Loan Parties, executed counterparts of the applicable Collateral Agreement, (ii) from the Borrowers, a Note executed by the Borrowers for each Lender that requests such a Note, (iii) with respect to each Loan Party, UCC-1 financing statements, as applicable, in a form appropriate for filing in the state of organization or formation, the jurisdiction in which its chief executive office is located or the jurisdiction in which its assets are located, as the case may be, of such Loan Party or for any Loan Party that is a Foreign Subsidiary, the District of Columbia, (iv) executed Intellectual Property Security Agreements as required pursuant to the Pledge and Security Agreement, (v) delivery of stock certificates for certificated Equity Interests that constitutes Collateral, together with appropriate instruments of transfer endorsed in blank, and (vi) all agreements or instruments representing or evidencing the Collateral accompanied by instruments of transfer and stock powers undated and endorsed in blank.

 

(c)          The Administrative Agent shall have received a customary closing certificate from a secretary, assistant secretary or similar officer or authorized representative of each Loan Party that is a party hereto, in each case, certifying as to (i) resolutions duly adopted by the board of directors (or equivalent governing body) of each such Loan Party authorizing the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement (and the Loan Documents or other documents executed in connection herewith or therewith), (ii) the accuracy and completeness of copies of the certificate or articles of incorporation, association or organization (or memorandum of association or other equivalent thereof) of each such Loan Party certified by the relevant authority of the jurisdiction of organization of each such Loan Party and copies of the by-laws or operating, management, partnership or similar agreement of each such Loan Party and that such documents or agreements have not been amended (except as otherwise attached to such certificate and certified therein as being the only amendments thereto as of such date), (iii) incumbency (to the extent applicable) and specimen signatures of each officer, director or authorized representative executing any Loan Document on behalf of each such Loan Party and (iv) the good standing (or subsistence or existence) of each such Loan Party from the Secretary of State (or similar official) of the state or other jurisdiction of such Loan Party’s organization (to the extent relevant and available in the jurisdiction of organization of such Loan Party).

 

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(d)          The Borrowers shall have paid or caused to have been paid to the Administrative Agent and the Collateral Agent all reasonable out-of-pocket costs and expenses of the Administrative Agent required in connection with this Agreement, including expenses associated with the arrangement, negotiation and preparation of this Agreement, and the reasonable and documented fees, disbursements and other charges of Latham & Watkins LLP.

 

(e)          The Administrative Agent shall have received the executed legal opinions of (i) Kane Kessler P.C., counsel to PSP and, to the limited extent New York law is applicable, the other Loan Parties party hereto, as customary for transactions of this type, and (ii) local counsel to the Loan Parties party hereto, as customary for transactions of this type.

 

(f)           Each Lender shall have received, if requested at least five Business Days in advance of the Closing Date, a Note, payable to the order of such Lender, duly executed by the applicable Borrower.

 

(g)          To the extent requested at least 10 Business Days prior to the Closing Date, the Lenders shall have received (i) all documentation and other information required by bank regulatory authorities under applicable “know-your-customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including, without limitation, the Patriot Act, and (ii) a Beneficial Ownership Certification in relation to any Borrower that qualifies as a “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, in each case, at least five Business Days prior to the Closing Date.

 

(h)          The Administrative Agent shall have received a Request for Credit Extension prior to (i) 12:00 noon, New York City time, one Business Day prior to the Closing Date in the case of Base Rate Loans and (ii) 12:00 p.m., New York City time, three Business Days prior to the Closing Date in the case of Eurocurrency Rate Loans (in each case, or such shorter period as may be agreed to by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion) requesting that each Lender make the Loans on the requested funding date and specifying the amount to be borrowed.

 

(i)           The Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate from a financial officer of PSP substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit D, to the effect that, immediately before and after giving effect to the Transactions contemplated hereby, PSP and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, are Solvent.

 

(j)           The Administrative Agent shall have received confirmation that the conditions set forth in Sections 5.02(a) and (b) have been met.

 

(k)          The Administrative Agent shall have received the Audited Financial Statements, the Unaudited Financial Statements and the Pro Forma Financial Statements.

 

(l)           The Arrangers shall have received all fees due and payable by a Borrower on the Closing Date as separately agreed to by such parties and a Borrower shall have paid or, substantially concurrently with the initial Credit Extension, shall pay on the Closing Date any other fees separately agreed that are due and payable on the Closing Date.

 

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(m)         The Administrative Agent shall have received reasonably satisfactory evidence that, prior to or substantially simultaneously with the initial Credit Extension, the Existing Credit Agreement Refinancing shall have been consummated.

 

(n)          Prior to or substantially contemporaneously with the initial Credit Extension, the Arysta Sale shall have been consummated.

 

For purposes of determining compliance with the conditions specified in this Section 5.01, each Lender that has signed this Agreement shall be deemed to have consented to, approved or accepted or to be satisfied with, each document or other matter required thereunder to be consented to or approved by or acceptable or satisfactory to a Lender.

 

5.02        Conditions to all Credit Extensions. The obligation of each Lender to honor any Request for Credit Extension (other than a Committed Loan Notice requesting only a conversion of Loans to the other Type, or a continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans) is subject to the following conditions precedent:

 

(a)          The representations and warranties of each Loan Party contained in Article VI or any other Loan Document shall be true and correct in all material respects on and as of the date of such Credit Extension, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date; provided that any representation and warranty that is qualified as to “materiality”, “Material Adverse Effect” or similar language shall be true and correct (after giving effect to any qualification therein) in all respects on such respective dates.

 

(b)          No Default shall exist, or would result from such proposed Credit Extension or from the application of the proceeds therefrom.

 

(c)          The Administrative Agent and, if applicable, the L/C Issuer shall have received a Request for Credit Extension in accordance with the requirements hereof.

 

(d)          Solely with respect to any Credit Extension under the Revolving Credit Facility, if as of the date of such Credit Extension and after giving effect thereto, the Total Outstandings (excluding Letters of Credit which have been Cash Collateralized in accordance with this Agreement) shall exceed 30.0% of the Total Revolving Credit Commitments, the financial covenant set forth in Section 8.10(a) shall be satisfied, calculated at the time of such Credit Extension by looking back to the last day of the prior fiscal quarter to determine if PSP would have been in compliance with the financial covenant set forth in Section 8.10(a) as of such fiscal quarter end as if the financial covenant had been tested for such fiscal quarter (after giving pro forma effect to such Credit Extension).

 

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ARTICLE VI
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

 

Each Loan Party jointly and severally represents and warrants to the Arrangers, the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent, the L/C Issuers and the Lenders (as of the date such Loan Party becomes a Loan Party and each date such Loan Party is deemed to make such representations and warranties thereafter) that:

 

6.01        Existence, Qualification and Power; Compliance with Laws. Each Loan Party (a) is duly organized or formed, validly existing and in good standing (to the extent such concepts are applicable in such Loan Party’s jurisdiction of organization) under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation or organization, (b) has all requisite power and authority and all requisite governmental licenses, authorizations, consents and approvals to (i) own or lease its assets and carry on its business (except, in the case of any Loan Party other than the Borrowers, to the extent that failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect) and (ii) execute, deliver and perform its obligations under the Loan Documents and each other agreement or instrument contemplated hereby or thereby to which it is a party, (c) is duly qualified and is licensed and in good standing under the Laws of each jurisdiction where its ownership, lease or operation of properties or the conduct of its business requires such qualification or license, and (d) is in compliance with all Laws (including the Act); except in each case referred to in clause (b)(i), (c) or (d), to the extent that failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

6.02        Authorization; No Contravention. The execution, delivery and performance by each Loan Party of each Loan Document to which such Person is or is to be a party, and the consummation of the Transactions (only to the extent such Loan Party was a Loan Party on the effective date thereof) are within such Loan Party’s corporate or other powers, have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or other organizational action, and do not and will not (a) contravene the terms of any of such Person’s Organization Documents; (b)(I) conflict with or result in any breach or contravention of any material Contractual Obligation to which such Person is a party or affecting such Person or the properties of such Person or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, or (II) conflict with or result in any breach or contravention of, or the creation of any material Lien under, or require any material payment to be made under (i) any Contractual Obligation to which such Person is a party or affecting such Person or the properties of such Person or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries or (ii) any order, injunction, writ or decree of any Governmental Authority or any arbitral award to which such Person or its property is subject; or (c) violate any Law that would adversely affect the rights of the Lenders, the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent under the Loan Documents. No Loan Party or any Restricted Subsidiary is in violation of any Law or in breach of any such Contractual Obligation, the violation or breach of which could be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

6.03        Governmental Authorization; Other Consents. No approval, consent, exemption, authorization, or other action by, or notice to, or filing (other than security filings and those for which such approval, consent, exemption, authorization has been obtained or such action has been taken or notice or filing made) with, any Governmental Authority or any other Person is necessary or required, except, in each case, to the extent that failure to obtain or file the same, as applicable, could not be reasonably expected to have a Material Adverse Effect in connection with (i) the execution, delivery or performance by, or enforcement against, any Loan Party of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or for the consummation of the Transactions (to the extent such Loan Party was a Loan Party on the effective date thereof), (ii) the grant by any Loan Party of the Liens granted by it pursuant to the Collateral Documents, (iii) the perfection or maintenance of the Liens created under the Collateral Documents (including the first priority nature thereof) or (iv) the exercise by the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent or any Lender of its rights under the Loan Documents or the remedies in respect of the Collateral pursuant to the Collateral Documents.

 

6.04        Binding Effect. This Agreement has been, and each other Loan Document, when delivered hereunder, will have been, duly executed and delivered by each Loan Party that is party hereto and thereto. This Agreement constitutes, and each other Loan Document when so delivered will constitute, a legal, valid and binding obligation of such Loan Party, enforceable against each Loan Party that is party hereto and thereto in accordance with its terms, except to the extent that enforceability thereof may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium other similar laws generally affecting creditors’ rights and by equitable principles (regardless of whether enforcement is sought in equity or at law).

 

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6.05        Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect. (a) The Audited Financial Statements and the Unaudited Financial Statements delivered to the Administrative Agent (i) were prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein; (ii) fairly present, in all material respects, the financial condition of the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries as of the date thereof and their results of operations for the period covered thereby in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein; and (iii) show all material indebtedness and other liabilities, direct or contingent, of the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries as of the date thereof, including liabilities for taxes, material commitments and Indebtedness, to the extent required by GAAP; subject, in the case of the Unaudited Financial Statements, to (x) the absence of footnote disclosures and other presentation items and (y) changes resulting from normal year-end adjustments, which would not be material in the aggregate.

 

(b)          The Pro Forma Financial Statements have been prepared in good faith, based on assumptions believed by PSP to be reasonable as of the date of delivery thereof, and present fairly in all material respects on a pro forma basis the estimated financial position of PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries which were not sold in connection with the Arysta Sale as at the 12-month period ending September 30, 2018 and their estimated results of operations for the periods covered thereby, assuming that the Transactions had actually occurred at such date or at the beginning of the periods covered thereby.

 

(c)          No event, change or condition has occurred since December 31, 2017, that has had, or could reasonably be expected to have, a Material Adverse Effect.

 

6.06        Litigation. There are no actions, suits, proceedings, claims or disputes pending or, to the knowledge of the Loan Parties after due and diligent investigation, threatened or contemplated, at law, in equity, in arbitration or before any Governmental Authority, by or against any Loan Party or any Restricted Subsidiary or against any of their properties or revenues that (a) purport to affect or pertain to this Agreement, any other Loan Document or the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or (b) except as specifically disclosed on Schedule 6.06 (the “Disclosed Litigation”), either individually or in the aggregate, if determined adversely, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

6.07        No Default. Neither any Loan Party nor any Restricted Subsidiary is in default under or with respect to, or a party to, any Contractual Obligation that could, either individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. No Default has occurred and is continuing or would result from the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any other Loan Document

 

6.08        Properties. (a) Except as would not have a Material Adverse Effect, each Loan Party and each Restricted Subsidiary have good record, valid and marketable title in fee simple to, or valid leasehold interests in (to the extent such ownership or leasing concepts are applicable to such property in the jurisdiction in which it resides), all Material Real Property necessary in the ordinary conduct of its business, free and clear of all Liens except for Permitted Liens and defects in title as could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. The property of each Loan Party and each of its Restricted Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, (i) is in good operating order, condition and repair (ordinary wear and tear excepted) and (ii) constitutes all the property which is necessary for the business and operations of the Loan Parties as presently conducted except to the extent that any failure would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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(b)          Section II.E to the Perfection Certificate dated the Closing Date contains, in all material respects, a true and complete list of each interest in Material Real Property located in the United States (i) owned by PSP as of the Closing Date and (ii) leased, subleased or otherwise occupied or utilized by PSP, as lessee, sublessee, franchisee or licensee, as of the Closing Date.

 

(c)          No Mortgage encumbers improved Real Property that is located in an area that has been identified by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development as an area having special flood hazards within the meaning of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 unless flood insurance available under such Act has been obtained in accordance with Section 7.07.

 

6.09        Environmental Compliance. (a) Each Loan Party and each Restricted Subsidiary conduct in the ordinary course of business a review of the effect of existing Environmental Laws, Environmental Liabilities and Environmental Claims on their respective businesses, operations and properties, and as a result thereof such Loan Party has reasonably concluded that, except as specifically disclosed in Schedule 6.09, compliance with such Environmental Laws or any Environmental Claims could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(b)          Except as otherwise set forth on Schedule 6.09 or otherwise would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, Hazardous Materials have not been Released and are not present at, on, under, in, or about any of the properties currently or formerly owned, leased or operated by any Loan Party or any Restricted Subsidiary in a quantity, manner or condition which could reasonably be expected to (i) require investigation, removal, or remediation by any Loan Party under Environmental Law or otherwise give rise to Environmental Liability of any Loan Party, (ii) interfere with any Loan Party’s continued operations or (iii) impair the fair saleable value of any Collateral.

 

(c)          Except as otherwise set forth on Schedule 6.09, all Hazardous Materials generated, used, treated, handled or stored at, or transported to or from, any property currently owned or operated by any Loan Party or any Restricted Subsidiary have been properly stored, handled, recycled, re-used or disposed of in a manner not reasonably expected to cause a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(d)          Except as otherwise set forth on Schedule 6.09, neither any Loan Party nor any Restricted Subsidiary is subject to any pending or threatened Environmental Claims or Environmental Liabilities which could, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(e)          Each Loan Party and each Restricted Subsidiary are in compliance with, and possesses all Environmental Permits required pursuant to, Environmental Laws, except to the extent such non-compliance or failure to possess could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(f)           No Loan Party or Restricted Subsidiary has entered into or agreed to any consent decree, order, or settlement or other agreement, or is subject to any judgment, decree, or order or other agreement, in any judicial, administrative, arbitral, or other forum for dispute resolution, relating to compliance with Environmental Law or any Environmental Liability that individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(g)          No Loan Party or Restricted Subsidiary has assumed or retained, by contract or operation of law, any Environmental Liabilities of any kind, whether fixed or contingent, known or unknown that individually or in the aggregate can reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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6.10        Insurance. The properties of the Loan Parties and the Restricted Subsidiaries are insured with financially sound and reputable insurance companies not Affiliates of any Loan Party, in such amounts, with such deductibles and covering such risks as are customarily carried by companies engaged in similar businesses and owning similar properties in localities where the applicable Loan Party or Restricted Subsidiary operates, provided that no coverage in respect of terrorism shall be required. As of the Closing Date, such insurance is in full force and effect and all premiums have been duly paid.

 

6.11        Taxes. Each Loan Party and each Restricted Subsidiary have filed all material Federal, state, foreign and other tax returns and reports required to be filed, and have paid all material Federal, state, foreign and other taxes, assessments, fees and other material governmental charges levied or imposed upon them or their properties, income or assets otherwise due and payable, except those which are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted and for which adequate reserves have been provided in accordance with GAAP. There is no proposed tax assessment against any Loan Party or any Restricted Subsidiary that would, if made, have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

6.12        ERISA Compliance. (a) Each Plan is in compliance in all material respects with the applicable provisions of ERISA, the Code and other Federal or state Laws and the Borrowers and all applicable ERISA Affiliates have performed in all material respects their obligations with respect to each Plan. Each Plan that is intended to qualify under Section 401(a) of the Code has received a favorable determination letter from the IRS or an application for such a letter is currently being processed by the IRS with respect thereto and each trust related to such plan has been determined to be exempt under 501(a) of the Code and, to the knowledge of the Loan Parties, nothing has occurred which would prevent, or cause the loss of, such qualification. Each Loan Party and each ERISA Affiliate have made all required contributions to each Plan subject to Section 412 or 430 of the Code (except where such would not result in material liability), and no application for a funding waiver or an extension of any amortization period pursuant to Section 412 of the Code or Section 303 of ERISA has been made with respect to any Plan.

 

(b)          There are no pending or, to the best knowledge of the Loan Parties, threatened claims, actions or lawsuits, or action by any Governmental Authority, with respect to any Plan that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. There has been no non-exempt prohibited transaction or violation of the fiduciary responsibility rules with respect to any Plan that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(c)          Except as set forth on Schedule 6.12 or as could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect: (i) no ERISA Event has occurred or is reasonably expected to occur; (ii) no Loan Party nor any ERISA Affiliate has incurred, or reasonably expects to incur, any liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to any Pension Plan (other than premiums due and not delinquent under Section 4007 of ERISA); (iii) no Loan Party nor any ERISA Affiliate has incurred, or reasonably expects to incur, any liability (and no event has occurred which, with the giving of notice under Section 4219 of ERISA, would result in such liability) under Section 4201 or 4243 of ERISA with respect to a Multiemployer Plan; (iv) no Loan Party nor any ERISA Affiliate has engaged in a transaction that could reasonably be expected to be subject to Sections 4069 or 4212(c) of ERISA; (v) as of the most recent valuation date for any Pension Plan that precedes the Closing Date, the amount of unfunded benefit liabilities (as defined in Section 4001(a)(18) of ERISA), individually or in the aggregate for all Pension Plans (excluding for purposes of such computation any Pension Plans with respect to which assets exceed benefits liabilities) was zero; (vi) as of the most recent valuation date that precedes the Closing Date for each Multiemployer Plan for which the actuarial report is available, the potential liability of the Loan Parties and their respective ERISA Affiliates for a complete withdrawal from such Multiemployer Plan (within the meaning of Section 4203 of ERISA), when aggregated with such potential liability for a complete withdrawal from all Multiemployer Plans, based on information available pursuant to section 4221(e) of ERISA was zero; and (vii) except to the extent required under Section 4980B of the Code or any applicable state or local law, no Plan provides health or welfare benefits (through the purchase of insurance or otherwise) for any retired or former employee of any Loan Parties or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates.

 

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(d)          With respect to each scheme or arrangement mandated by a government other than the United States (a “Foreign Government Scheme or Arrangement”) and with respect to each employee benefit plan maintained or contributed to by any Loan Party or any Restricted Subsidiary that is not subject to United States law (a “Foreign Plan”) except as could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect:

 

(A)         Any and all employer and employee contributions due and required by law or by the terms of any Foreign Government Scheme or Arrangement or any Foreign Plan have been made in all material respects, or, if applicable, accrued, in accordance with normal accounting practices.

 

(B)         Each Foreign Plan required to be registered has been registered and has been maintained in good standing with applicable regulatory authorities and is in compliance in all material respects with applicable law.

 

6.13        Subsidiaries; Equity Interests. As of the Closing Date, no Loan Party (to the extent such Loan Party was a Loan Party on the Closing Date) has any Subsidiaries other than those specifically disclosed in Schedule 6.13, and all of the outstanding Equity Interests in such Subsidiaries have been validly issued, are fully paid and non-assessable and are directly or indirectly owned by a Loan Party (except for certain immaterial director’s qualifying shares and as a result of the PDH Minority Interest) free and clear of all Liens except those created under the Collateral Documents and as otherwise disclosed in Schedule 6.13. All of the outstanding Equity Interests in each Loan Party and its Subsidiaries have been validly issued, are fully paid and non-assessable (to the extent such concepts are applicable in such Loan Party’s jurisdiction of organization).

 

6.14        Margin Regulations; Investment Company Act. (a) The Borrowers are not engaged, nor will they engage, principally or as one of their important activities, in the business of purchasing or carrying margin stock (within the meaning of Regulation U issued by the FRB), or extending credit for the purpose of purchasing or carrying margin stock and no proceeds of any Borrowings or drawings under any Letter of Credit will be used to purchase or carry any margin stock or to extend credit to others for the purpose of purchasing or carrying any margin stock.

 

(b)          No Loan Party, nor any Person Governing any Loan Party, nor any Restricted Subsidiary is or is required to be registered as an “investment company” under the Investment Company Act of 1940. Neither the making of any Loan, nor the issuance of any Letters of Credit, nor the application of the proceeds or repayment thereof by any Borrower, nor the consummation of the other transactions contemplated by the Loan Documents, will violate any provision of any such Act or any rule, regulation or order of the SEC thereunder.

 

6.15        Disclosure. (a) Each Loan Party has disclosed to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders all agreements, instruments and corporate or other restrictions to which it or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries 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. All written information heretofore furnished by any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries to the Administrative Agent or any Lender for purposes of or in connection with this Agreement, the Transactions or any other transaction contemplated hereby is, and all such information hereafter furnished by or on behalf of any Loan Party to the Administrative Agent or any Lender will be, true and accurate in all material respects on the date as of which such information is stated or certified.

 

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(b)          As of the Closing Date, the information included in the Beneficial Ownership Certification, if applicable, is true and correct in all material respects.

 

6.16        Compliance with Laws. Except as otherwise provided in the representations above, each Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary is in compliance in all material respects with the requirements of all Laws and all orders, writs, injunctions and decrees applicable to it or to its properties, except in such instances in which (a) such requirement of Law or order, writ, injunction or decree is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted or (b) the failure to comply therewith, either individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

6.17        Intellectual Property; Licenses, Etc. Each Loan Party and each Restricted Subsidiary own, or possess the right to use, all of the trademarks, service marks, trade names, copyrights, patents and all other intellectual property rights that are used in the operation of the business of the Borrowers and Restricted Subsidiaries, except to the extent that individually, or, in the aggregate, it could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. To the best knowledge of each Loan Party, no slogan or other advertising device, product, process, method, substance, part or other material now employed by any Loan Party or any Restricted Subsidiary infringes upon any rights held by any other Person except where such infringement could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Except as disclosed on Schedule 6.17, no claim or litigation regarding any of the foregoing is pending or, to the best knowledge of each Loan Party, threatened, which, either individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

6.18        Solvency. Immediately after the consummation of the Transactions to occur on the Closing Date and immediately following the making of each Loan and after giving effect to the application of proceeds of each Loan, PSP and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, are Solvent.

 

6.19        Casualty, Etc. Neither the business nor the properties of any Loan Party or any Restricted Subsidiary are affected by any fire, explosion, accident, strike, lockout or other labor dispute, drought, storm, hail, earthquake, embargo, act of God or of the public enemy or other casualty (whether or not covered by insurance) that could be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

6.20        Perfection, Etc. Except as permitted under the Collateral Documents, all filings and other actions necessary to perfect and protect the security interest in the Collateral created under the Collateral Documents have been duly made or taken and are in full force and effect, and the Collateral Documents create in favor of the Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties a valid and, together with such filings and other actions, perfected first priority security interest in the Collateral (subject to Liens permitted under the Loan Documents), securing the payment of the Obligations, and all filings and other actions necessary to perfect and protect such security interest have been duly taken. The Loan Parties are the legal and beneficial owners of the Collateral free and clear of any Lien, except for the liens and security interests created or permitted under the Loan Documents.

 

6.21        Swap Obligations. Neither the Borrowers nor any Restricted Subsidiaries have incurred any outstanding obligations under any Swap Contracts, other than Permitted Swap Obligations.

 

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6.22        Labor Matters. As of the Closing Date, there are no strikes, lockouts or slowdowns against PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries pending or, to the knowledge of PSP, threatened. Except as provided on Schedule 6.22, the hours worked by and payments made to employees of the Borrowers and the Restricted 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, except for such violations that could not reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to result in a Material Adverse Effect. All payments due from PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, or for which any claim may be made against PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, on account of wages and employee health and welfare insurance and other benefits, have been paid or accrued as a liability on the books of PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, except for such failures that could not reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to result in a Material Adverse Effect. The consummation of the Transactions will not give rise to any right of termination or right of renegotiation on the part of any union under any collective bargaining agreement to which PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries is bound.

 

6.23        OFAC and Anti-Corruption Laws.

 

(a)          Neither of the Borrowers nor their Subsidiaries, nor their respective directors, officers or, to the knowledge of the Borrower and their Subsidiaries, their employees or agents, is (i) a Sanctioned Person; (ii) operating, organized or ordinarily resident in a Sanctioned Country; or (iii) engaged, directly or knowingly indirectly, in dealings or transactions involving Sanctioned Persons or Sanctioned Countries, in each of clauses (i), (ii), and (iii), such that would cause the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries to be in violation of Sanctions except to the extent that any such violation would not reasonably be expected to cause a Material Adverse Effect.  The Borrowers and their Subsidiaries will not use the proceeds of the Loans, or lend, contribute or otherwise make available such proceeds to any subsidiary, joint venture partner, or other Person to fund activities or business of or with any Sanctioned Person or Sanctioned Country in violation of Sanctions.

 

(b)          The Borrowers, their Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers and employees and, to the knowledge of the Borrowers and their Subsidiaries, their agents, are and for the past five years have been in material compliance with Sanctions, except to the extent that failure to comply would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(c)          Except to the extent disclosed in any public filing by PSP with the Securities and Exchange Commission prior to the Closing Date or otherwise as would not reasonably be expected to cause a Material Adverse Effect, the Borrowers, their Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents of the Borrowers and its Subsidiaries, have taken no action in the past five years, directly or indirectly, that would result in violation of the Anti-Corruption Laws.

 

(d)          No part of the proceeds of the loans will be used by the Borrowers or any of its Subsidiaries in violation of Anti-Corruption Laws.

 

(e)          The Borrowers and their Subsidiaries have instituted and will continue to maintain policies and procedures designed to promote compliance with applicable Anti-Corruption Laws to the extent required in each relevant jurisdiction, except (solely with respect to jurisdictions located outside of the United States) to the extent such failure would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

 

6.24        Senior Indebtedness. The Obligations under the Facilities constitute “senior debt”, “senior indebtedness”, “guarantor senior debt”, “senior secured financing” and “designated senior indebtedness” (or any comparable term) under the documentation for all Indebtedness that is subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations (if applicable).

 

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ARTICLE VII
AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS

 

So long as any Lender shall have any Commitment hereunder, any Loan or other Obligation hereunder, other than contingent indemnification obligations for which no claim has been asserted, which is accrued and payable shall remain unpaid or unsatisfied, or any Letter of Credit shall remain outstanding, each Loan Party shall, and shall (except in the case of the covenants set forth in Sections 7.01, 7.02, 7.03 and 7.11) cause each Restricted Subsidiary to:

 

7.01        Financial Statements. Deliver to the Administrative Agent, who will deliver the same to each Lender, in form and detail reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent:

 

(a)          within 90 days after the end of each fiscal year of PSP, a consolidated balance sheet of PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries as at the end of such fiscal year, and the related consolidated statements of income or operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows for such fiscal year, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the previous fiscal year, all in reasonable detail and prepared in accordance with GAAP, audited and accompanied by (i) a report and opinion of an independent certified public accountant of nationally recognized standing reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, which report and opinion shall be prepared in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and shall not be subject to any “going concern” or like qualification or exception (other than any such exception or explanatory paragraph that is expressly solely with respect to, or expressly resulting solely from, an upcoming maturity date under the Facilities that is scheduled to occur within one year from the time such report and opinion are delivered) or any qualification or exception as to the scope of such audit that would be material to PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries, taken as a whole and (ii) to the extent filed with the SEC, a copy of the attestation report filed with the SEC of such independent certified public accountant of nationally recognized standing as to PSP’s internal controls pursuant to Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley;

 

(b)          within 60 days after the end of each of the first three fiscal quarters of each fiscal year of PSP, a consolidated balance sheet of PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries as at the end of such fiscal quarter, and the related consolidated statements of income or operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows for such fiscal quarter and for the portion of PSP’s fiscal year then ended, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the corresponding fiscal quarter of the previous fiscal year and the corresponding portion of the previous fiscal year, all in reasonable detail and certified by a Responsible Officer of PSP as fairly presenting the financial condition, results of operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows of PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP, subject only to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes; and

 

(c)          no later than 90 days after the end of each fiscal year of PSP, a detailed consolidated budget for such fiscal year (including a projected consolidated balance sheet and related statements of projected operations and cash flows as of the end of and for such following fiscal year and setting forth the assumptions used for purposes of preparing such budget) in form that is either (i) consistent with past practice of PSP or (ii) reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and, promptly when available, any material revisions to such budget.

 

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7.02        Certificates; Other Information. Deliver to the Administrative Agent, in form and detail satisfactory to the Administrative Agent:

 

(a)          concurrently with the delivery of the financial statements referred to in Sections 7.01(a) and (b), a duly completed Compliance Certificate signed by a Responsible Officer of PSP, which shall, among other things, (i) specify whether a Triggering Event has occurred during the preceding fiscal quarter, (ii) in the case of a certificate delivered with the financial statements required by Section 7.01(a) above, beginning with the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019, set forth PSP’s calculation of Excess Cash Flow and in reasonable detail the Available Amount as at the end of the fiscal year to which such financial statements relates and (iii) a list of each Subsidiary of a Borrower that identifies such Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary or an Unrestricted Subsidiary as of the date of delivery of such Compliance Certificate or a confirmation that there is no change in such information since the later of the Closing Date and the date of the last such list;

 

(b)          promptly upon receipt thereof, copies of all notices, requests and other documents received by a Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary under or pursuant to any indenture, loan or credit or similar agreement, in each case, that is material, regarding or related to any breach or default by any party thereto or any other event that could have a Material Adverse Effect and copies of any amendment, modification or waiver of any provision of any instrument, indenture, loan or credit or similar agreement and, from time to time upon request by the Administrative Agent, such information and reports regarding such instruments, indentures and loan and credit and similar agreements as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request;

 

(c)          promptly after the assertion or occurrence thereof, written notice of any Environmental Claim against, of any Environmental Liability incurred by, or of any non-compliance by, any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary with any Environmental Law or Environmental Permit that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;

 

(d)          promptly, such additional information regarding the business, financial or corporate affairs of any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, or compliance with the terms of the Loan Documents, as the Administrative Agent or any Lender may from time to time reasonably request, including with respect to applicable “know-your-customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations (including the Act); and

 

(e)          simultaneously with the delivery of each set of consolidated financial statements referred to in Sections 7.01(a) and 7.01(b) above, the related consolidating financial statements reflecting the adjustments necessary to eliminate the accounts of Unrestricted Subsidiaries (if any) from such consolidated financial statements if material.

 

The Borrowers hereby acknowledge that (a) the Administrative Agent will make available to the Lenders and the L/C Issuers materials and/or information provided by or on behalf of any Borrower hereunder (collectively, the “Borrower Materials”) by posting the Borrower Materials on IntraLinks or another similar electronic system (the “Platform”) and (b) certain of the Lenders may be “public-side” Lenders (i.e., Lenders that do not wish to receive material non-public information with respect to the Borrowers or their Subsidiaries or their respective securities) (each, a “Public Lender”). The Borrowers hereby agree that (w) all Borrower Materials that are to be made available to Public Lenders shall be clearly and conspicuously marked “PUBLIC” which, at a minimum, shall mean that the word “PUBLIC” shall appear prominently on the first page thereof; (x) by marking Borrower Materials “PUBLIC,” the Borrowers shall be deemed to have authorized the Administrative Agent and the Lenders to treat such Borrower Materials as not containing any material non-public information with respect to the Borrowers or their Subsidiaries or their respective securities for purposes of United States federal and state securities laws (provided, however, that to the extent such Borrower Materials constitute Information, they shall be treated as set forth in Section 11.07); (y) all Borrower Materials marked “PUBLIC” are permitted to be made available through a portion of the Platform designated as “Public Investor;” and (z) the Administrative Agent shall be entitled to treat any Borrower Materials that are not marked “PUBLIC” as being suitable only for posting on a portion of the Platform not marked as “Public Investor.” Notwithstanding the foregoing, the following Borrower Materials shall be deemed to be marked “PUBLIC”, unless the Borrowers notify the Administrative Agent promptly that any such document contains material non-public information: (1) the Loan Documents, (2) notification of changes in the terms of the Facilities and (3) all information delivered pursuant to Sections 7.01(a) and (b) and Section 7.02(a).

 

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Each document required to be delivered pursuant to Section 7.01(a) or (b) shall be deemed to have been delivered on the date on which PSP posts such document on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or on the PSP website (each of the foregoing, an “Informational Website”) so long as PSP notifies the Administrative Agent immediately upon posting to such Informational Website.

 

7.03        Notices. Promptly notify the Administrative Agent and each Lender:

 

(a)          within 10 days after any Responsible Officer of PSP obtains knowledge of the occurrence of any Default;

 

(b)          within 10 days after any Responsible Officer of PSP obtains knowledge of any matter that has resulted or could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect;

 

(c)          of the occurrence of or the reasonably expected occurrence of any ERISA Event that could reasonably be expected to result in liability to any Loan Party in excess of the Threshold Amount and provide a written notice specifying the nature thereof, what action the Loan Party or its ERISA Affiliates has taken, is taking or proposes to take with respect thereof and, when known, any action taken or threatened by the IRS, the U.S. Department of Labor or the PBGC with respect thereto and with reasonable promptness, copies of the following to the extent requested by the Administrative Agent: (i) each Schedule B (Actuarial Information) to the annual report (Form 5500 Series) filed by Loan Parties or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates with the IRS with respect to each Pension Plan; and (ii) copies of such other documents or governmental reports or filings relating to any Plan as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request;

 

(d)          of all notices received by the Loan Parties and any of their respective ERISA Affiliates from a Multiemployer Plan concerning an ERISA Event that could reasonably be anticipated to have a Material Adverse Effect and provide copies of such notices; and

 

(e)          the filing or commencement of, or any written threat or written notice of intention of any Person to file or commence, any action, suit or proceeding, whether at law or in equity or by or before any arbitrator or Governmental Authority, against PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries that could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Each notice pursuant to this Section 7.03 shall be accompanied by a statement of a Responsible Officer of PSP setting forth details of the occurrence referred to therein and stating what action the Borrowers have taken and proposes to take with respect thereto. Each notice pursuant to Section 7.03(a) shall describe with particularity any and all provisions of this Agreement and any other Loan Document that have been breached.

 

7.04        Payment of Obligations. Pay and discharge as the same shall become due and payable, all its obligations and liabilities, including all material tax liabilities, assessments and governmental charges or levies upon it or its properties or assets, unless the same are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted and adequate reserves in accordance with GAAP are being maintained by the Borrowers or any Restricted Subsidiary unless such liabilities, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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7.05        Preservation of Existence, Etc. (a) Preserve, renew and maintain in full force and effect its legal existence and good standing under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its organization except in a transaction permitted by Section 8.03 or 8.04; provided, however, that the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries may cause to occur or consummate any merger or consolidation permitted under Section 8.03 or dissolution permitted under Section 8.04(e); (b) take all reasonable action to maintain all rights, privileges, permits, licenses and franchises necessary in the normal conduct of its business, except to the extent that failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; and (c) preserve or renew all of its registered patents, trademarks, trade names and service marks, the non-preservation of which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

7.06        Maintenance of Properties. Maintain, preserve and protect all of its material properties and equipment useful and necessary in the operation of its business in good working order and condition, ordinary wear and tear excepted, unless such failure to maintain, preserve and protect such properties and equipment could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

7.07        Maintenance of Insurance. (a) Maintain with financially sound and reputable insurance companies not Affiliates of any Loan Party, insurance with respect to its properties and business against loss or damage of the kinds customarily insured against by Persons engaged in the same or similar business, of such types and in such amounts as are customarily carried under similar circumstances by such other Persons, provided that insurance coverage in respect of terrorism shall not be required. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries may self-insure with respect to such risks with respect to which companies of established reputation engaged in the same general line of business in the same general area usually self-insure.

 

(b)          With respect to each Mortgaged Property, obtain flood insurance in such total amount reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and as otherwise sufficient to comply in all material respects with all applicable rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to the Flood Laws, if at any time the area in which any improvements located on any Mortgaged Property is designated a “flood hazard area” in any Flood Insurance Rate Map published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (or any successor agency), and otherwise comply with the National Flood Insurance Program as set forth in the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, as amended from time to time.

 

7.08        Compliance with Laws. Comply in all material respects with the requirements of all Laws and all orders, writs, injunctions and decrees applicable to it or to its business or property, except in such instances in which (a) such requirement of Law or order, writ, injunction or decree is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted; or (b) the failure to comply therewith could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

7.09        Books and Records. Maintain proper books of record and account, in which full, true and correct entries, in all material respects, in conformity with GAAP consistently applied shall be made of all financial transactions and matters involving the assets and business of PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, as the case may be.

 

7.10        Inspection Rights. Permit representatives and independent contractors of the Administrative Agent and, upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, each Lender to visit and inspect any of its properties, to examine its corporate, financial and operating records, and make copies thereof or abstracts therefrom, and to discuss its affairs, finances and accounts with its officers, employees and independent public accountants, all at such reasonable times during normal business hours and as often as may be reasonably desired, upon reasonable advance notice to PSP.

 

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7.11        Use of Proceeds. Use the proceeds of the Initial Term Loans incurred on the Closing Date solely to (a) refinance in full the Existing Credit Agreement, (b) repay, redeem, retire or defease all or a portion of the Existing Senior Notes, (c) to pay fees and expenses related to the Transactions, (d) to repurchase Equity Interests of PSP, (e) to fund Permitted Acquisitions and (f) for general working capital. The Borrowers will use the proceeds of the Revolving Credit Loans made (i) on the Closing Date, to pay fees and expenses related to the Transactions (with any remaining amounts borrowed to be used for general corporate purposes) in an aggregate amount not to exceed $50,000,000 and (ii) thereafter, for general corporate purposes. The Borrowers shall be entitled to request the issuance of Letters of Credit to support payment obligations incurred in the ordinary course of business by the Borrowers or the Restricted Subsidiaries.

 

7.12        Additional Guarantees and Collateral. (a) Upon the formation or acquisition of any new direct or indirect Restricted Subsidiary (other than an Excluded Subsidiary; provided that (i) any Subsidiary Redesignation resulting in an Unrestricted Subsidiary becoming a Restricted Subsidiary and (ii) any Excluded Subsidiary ceasing to be an Excluded Subsidiary but remaining a Restricted Subsidiary shall be deemed to constitute the acquisition of a Restricted Subsidiary for all purposes of this Section 7.12) by any Loan Party, the Borrowers shall, in each case, at the Borrowers’ sole expense:

 

(i)          within 60 days after such formation or acquisition (or such longer period as may be agreed to by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion), cause each such Subsidiary, and cause each direct and indirect parent of such Subsidiary (if it has not already done so), to duly execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent (i) a Subsidiary Joinder Agreement or such other joinder agreement, in each case, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, guaranteeing the Borrowersobligations under the Loan Documents, (ii) a joinder to the Pledge and Security Agreement in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, (iii) Uniform Commercial Code financing statements in the state of incorporation or formation of each such Subsidiary in order to, with respect to such Subsidiary, perfect and protect the first priority liens and security interests created under the Pledge and Security Agreement, certificates, if any, representing the Pledged Collateral referred to in the Pledge and Security Agreement accompanied by undated stock powers, endorsements and/or transfer powers, as applicable, executed in blank and evidence that all other actions that the Administrative Agent may deem reasonably necessary in order to perfect and protect the liens and security interests created under the Pledge and Security Agreement and the Intellectual Property Security Agreements have been taken, subject to the terms thereof, (iv) the results of a recent Lien and judgment search in each relevant jurisdiction with respect to such Subsidiary, which such search shall reveal no Liens on any of the assets of such Subsidiary except for Liens expressly permitted by Section 8.01 or other Liens reasonably acceptable to the Collateral Agent and except for Liens to be discharged on or prior to such Subsidiary’s execution of the documents referred to in this clause (i), pursuant to documentation reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent, (v) such certificates of resolutions or other action, incumbency certificates and/or other certificates of Responsible Officers of such Subsidiary as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require evidencing the identity, authority and capacity of each Responsible Officer thereof authorized to act as a Responsible Officer in connection with this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which such Subsidiary is a party or is to be a party and (vi) such documents and certifications as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require to evidence that such Subsidiary is duly organized or formed, and that such Subsidiary is validly existing and in good standing in its state of incorporation or formation (or such other security documents in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent);

 

(ii)         within 60 days after such formation or acquisition (or such longer period as may be agreed to by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion), deliver to the Administrative Agent, upon the request of the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion, a signed copy of a favorable opinion with respect to such Subsidiary, addressed to the Administrative Agent and the other Secured Parties, of counsel for the Loan Parties reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, and

 

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(iii)        at any time and from time to time, promptly execute and deliver any further instruments and documents and take all such other action as the Collateral Agent may deem reasonably necessary in obtaining the full benefits of, or in perfecting and preserving the Liens of, the Collateral Documents;

 

provided, that each Loan Party shall cause (A) 100% (or such lesser amount held by the Loan Party) of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of each Domestic Subsidiary (other than any Excluded Domestic Subsidiary) and (B) 65% (or such lesser amount held by the Loan Party) of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests entitled to vote (within the meaning of Treas. Reg. Section 1.956-2(c)(2)) and 100% (or such lesser amount held by the Loan Party) of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests not entitled to vote (within the meaning of Treas. Reg. Section 1.956-2(c)(2)) in each First-Tier Foreign Subsidiary and Excluded Domestic Subsidiary to be subject at all times to a perfected Lien in favor of the Collateral Agent for the benefit of the applicable Secured Parties pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Collateral Documents and Customary Intercreditor Agreement, together with any filings and deliveries reasonably necessary in connection therewith to perfect the security interests therein, all in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent;

 

(b)          Within 90 days (or such longer period as may be agreed to by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion) of the acquisition of either Material Real Property or a Restricted Subsidiary which holds Material Real Property and is contemplated to become a Loan Party hereunder, promptly grant to the Collateral Agent a security interest in and Mortgage on each Material Real Property owned in fee (or such other similar ownership interest as recognized by local law) by such Loan Party as is acquired by such Loan Party after the Closing Date, as additional security for the Obligations, in each case, unless the Administrative Agent determines in its reasonable discretion that, with respect to any such property that is located in an area that has been identified by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development as an area having special flood hazards within the meaning of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, the costs of creating or perfecting such security interests are excessive in relation to the benefits accruing to the Lenders. Such Mortgages shall be granted pursuant to documentation reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to the Administrative Agent and the Collateral Agent and shall constitute valid and enforceable perfected Liens subject only to Permitted Liens, Liens pursuant to Section 8.01(g) or other Liens reasonably acceptable to the Collateral Agent. Such Mortgages or instruments related thereto shall be duly recorded or filed in such manner and in such places as are required by law to establish, perfect, preserve and protect the Liens in favor of the Collateral Agent required to be granted pursuant to the Mortgages and all taxes, fees and other charges payable in connection therewith shall be paid in full. With respect to each Mortgage, except as may be agreed to by Collateral Agent, in its reasonable discretion, the applicable Subsidiary shall deliver:

 

(i)          a mortgagee’s policy of title insurance, if available, (or marked up unconditional signed title insurance commitment or pro forma for such insurance having the effect of a policy of title insurance) insuring the Lien of such Mortgage as a valid first mortgage Lien on the Mortgaged Property and fixtures described therein in the amount equal to 110% of the fair market value of such Mortgaged Property and fixtures (but not to exceed 100% of the fair market value of such Mortgaged Property in jurisdictions that impose mortgage or intangibles recording tax), which fair market value is delivered to the Collateral Agent in writing by a Responsible Officer of the applicable Loan Party, which policy (or marked up unconditional signed title insurance commitment or pro forma for such insurance having the effect of a policy of title insurance) (each, a “Title Policy”) shall (A) be issued by the Title Company, (B) to the extent necessary and available, include such reinsurance arrangements (with provisions for direct access, if necessary) as shall be reasonably acceptable to the Collateral Agent, (C) name the Collateral Agent and each of the other Secured Parties as insureds thereunder, (D) be in the form of ALTA Loan Policy - 1970 (Amended 10/17/70 and 10/17/84) (or equivalent policies) where available, (E) contain a “tie-in” or “cluster” endorsement, if available under applicable law (i.e., policies which insure against losses regardless of location or allocated value of the insured property up to a stated maximum coverage amount), (F) have been supplemented by such endorsements and affirmative coverage as shall be reasonably requested by the Collateral Agent (including, but not limited to, endorsements on matters relating to usury, first loss, last dollar, zoning (unless the cost of obtaining such zoning endorsement is prohibitive or Collateral Agent receives a zoning letter reasonably acceptable to Collateral Agent), contiguity, revolving credit/future advance, doing business, non-imputation, public road access, survey, variable rate, environmental lien, subdivision, mortgage recording tax, separate tax lot and so-called comprehensive coverage over covenants and restrictions), and (G) contain no exceptions to title other than Permitted Liens and other exceptions reasonably acceptable to the Collateral Agent;

 

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(ii)         Surveys with respect to each Mortgaged Property, other than as agreed by the Administrative Agent or the Title Company;

 

(iii)        an opinion of counsel for the Loan Parties (which counsel shall be reasonably satisfactory to Collateral Agent) in each state in which a Mortgaged Property is located with respect to the enforceability of the form(s) of Mortgages to be recorded in such state and such other matters as Collateral Agent may reasonably request, in each case in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Collateral Agent; and

 

(iv)         a completed standard “life of loan” flood hazard determination form for each Mortgaged Property, and if the property is located in an area designated by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (or any successor agency) as having special flood or mud slide hazards, (A) a notification to the Borrowers (“Borrower Notice”) and (if applicable) notification to the Borrowers that flood insurance coverage under the National Flood Insurance Program (“NFIP”) created by the U.S. Congress pursuant to the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 and the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004 (collectively, the “Flood Laws”) is not available because the applicable community does not participate in the NFIP, (B) documentation evidencing the Borrowers’ receipt of the Borrower Notice (e.g., countersigned Borrower Notice, return receipt of certified U.S. Mail, or overnight delivery), and (C) if Borrower Notice is required to be given and flood insurance is available in the community in which the property is located, a copy of one of the following: the flood insurance policy, the Borrowers’ application for a flood insurance policy plus proof of premium payment, a declaration page confirming that flood insurance has been issued, or such other evidence of flood insurance reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent and in compliance with the Flood Laws.

 

Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement or any Loan Document to the contrary, the Loan Parties shall not be required to (i) execute and deliver to the Collateral Agent Mortgages with respect to (A) any fee owned real property other than a Material Real Property; (B) secure any portion of the Revolving Credit Facility with a mortgage on Material Real Property located in New York State; and (C) any leasehold rights or interests in real property, or (ii) pledge or grant security interests in any of their property or assets if, in the reasonable judgment of Collateral Agent, the costs of creating or perfecting such pledges or security interests in such property or assets are excessive in relation to the benefits to the Secured Parties.

 

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(c)          With respect to any Collateral acquired after the Closing Date or, in the case of inventory or equipment, any material Collateral moved after the Closing Date by any Loan Party (other than any Collateral described in Section 7.12(a) or Section 7.12(b)) as to which the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, does not have a first priority perfected security interest, promptly (and, in any event, within 10 Business Days following the date of such acquisition (or such longer period as may be agreed to by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion)) (i) execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent and the Collateral Agent such amendments to the Pledge and Security Agreement or such other Collateral Documents as the Collateral Agent deems necessary or advisable to grant to the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, a security interest in such Collateral and (ii) take all actions necessary or advisable to grant to, or continue on behalf of, the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, a perfected first priority security interest in such Collateral, including the filing of UCC financing statements in such jurisdictions as may be required by the Pledge and Security Agreement or by law or as may be requested by the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent.

 

7.13        Compliance with Environmental Laws. (a) Comply, and cause all lessees and other Persons operating or occupying its properties to comply, in all material respects, with all applicable Environmental Laws and Environmental Permits; (b) obtain and renew all Environmental Permits necessary for its operations and properties; (c) take any and all actions necessary to (i) cure any violation of applicable Environmental Laws and (ii) cure and have dismissed with prejudice any Environmental Claim against Company or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries and discharge any obligations it may have to any Person thereunder; and (d) if required by Environmental Law, conduct any investigation, study, sampling and testing, and undertake any cleanup, removal, remedial or other action necessary to remove and clean up all Hazardous Materials from any of its current or former properties, in accordance with the requirements of all Environmental Laws; except in each case of clauses (a), (b), (c) and/or (d) above, where such non-compliance, failure to obtain Environmental Permits, Environmental Claims or requirements of Environmental Law does not or could not be reasonably expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; provided, however, that no Loan Party nor any of its Restricted Subsidiaries shall be required to undertake any such compliance, to obtain any such Environmental Permits, to cure any such Environmental Claims or to perform any such cleanup, removal, remedial or other action to the extent that its obligation to do so is being contested in good faith and by proper proceedings and appropriate financial reserves are being maintained with respect to such circumstances.

 

7.14        Further Assurances. (a) Promptly upon request by the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent, (i) correct any material defect or error that may be discovered in any Loan Document or in the execution, acknowledgment, filing or recordation thereof, and (ii) do, execute, acknowledge, deliver, record, re-record, file, re-file, register and re-register any and all such further acts, deeds, certificates, assurances and other instruments as the Administrative Agent or Collateral Agent may reasonably require from time to time in order to implement the provisions of the Loan Documents.

 

(b)          Each Loan Party shall (and PSP shall procure that each member of the Restricted Group shall) take all such action as is available to it (including making all filings and registrations) as may be necessary for the purpose of creation, perfection, protection or maintenance of any Lien conferred or intended to be conferred on the Collateral Agent or the Secured Parties by or pursuant to the Loan Documents.

 

7.15        Collateral and Guarantee Limitations.

 

(a)          Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Article IV, Sections 7.12 and 7.14, the requirements of such Sections shall not apply to any assets or new Subsidiary created or acquired after the Closing Date, as applicable, if, in the judgment of the Administrative Agent, the costs of creating or perfecting such pledges or security interests in such assets (including any mortgage, stamp or other similar tax) are (taking into account the present and future direct and indirect cost and/or burden to the Restricted Group) excessive in relation to the benefits accruing to the Lenders.

 

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(b)          Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Sections 7.12 and 7.14 or any Loan Document, no Excluded Subsidiary or Foreign Subsidiary shall be deemed or be obligated to guarantee the Obligations of a US Borrower or any Subsidiary Guarantor that is a Domestic Subsidiary or provide collateral therefor, and no pledge shall be required with respect to more than 65% of the voting Equity Interests and 100% of the nonvoting Equity Interests of any such person as provided in Section 7.12(a) above to a US Borrower to secure the Obligations of a US Borrower or any Subsidiary Guarantor that is a Domestic Subsidiary.

 

(c)          Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Sections 7.12 and 7.14 or any Loan Document, no Loan Party shall be deemed to be required under any Loan Document to pledge or otherwise provide as collateral or security the Equity Interests of an Unrestricted Subsidiary to secure the Obligations of a Loan Party.

 

(d)          Sections 7.12 and 7.14 or any Loan Document need not be satisfied with respect to any Excluded Assets. In addition, the Collateral and Guarantee requirement and the provisions of the Loan Documents shall not require any account control agreements, lockbox arrangements or the taking of any other actions to perfect by control any security interest in any deposit accounts, securities accounts or commodities accounts.

 

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, the Pledge and Security Agreement or any other Loan Document, (i) the Administrative Agent may grant extensions of time for or waivers of the requirements of creating or perfecting security interests in or the obtaining of title insurance, legal opinions, appraisals, flood insurance and surveys with respect to particular assets (including extensions beyond the Closing Date for the perfection of security interests in the assets of the Loan Parties on such date) where it reasonably determines, in consultation with PSP, that perfection or obtaining of such items cannot be accomplished without undue effort or expense by the time or times at which it would otherwise be required by this Agreement or the other Loan Documents, (ii) Liens required to be granted from time to time pursuant to this Agreement and the Pledge and Security Agreement shall be subject to exceptions and limitations set forth in the Pledge and Security Agreement and (iii) the Administrative Agent and PSP may make such modifications to the Mortgages, and execute and/or consent to such easements, covenants, rights of way or similar instruments (and Administrative Agent may agree to subordinate the lien of any Mortgage to any such easement, covenant, right of way or similar instrument of record or may agree to recognize any tenant pursuant to an agreement in a form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent), as are reasonable or necessary and otherwise permitted by this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.

 

7.16        Credit Rating. The Borrowers at all times use commercially reasonable efforts to cause to be maintained (a) a corporate rating for the Borrowers from S&P, (b) a corporate family rating for the Borrowers from Moody’s and (c) a rating for each of the Facilities from each of S&P and Moody’s.

 

7.17        Post-Closing Matters. PSP shall, and shall cause each of its Restricted Subsidiaries to, take all necessary actions to satisfy the requirements set forth on Schedule 7.17 within such periods as specified on such schedule or such longer period as agreed by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion.

 

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7.18        OFAC and Anti-Corruption Laws. The Borrowers agrees that so long as any amount payable by any Borrower hereunder remains unpaid or the Commitments have not been terminated, the Borrowers will, and will cause each the Restricted Subsidiaries to, unless the Required Lenders shall otherwise consent in writing:

 

(a)          use the proceeds of the Loans in accordance with Section 7.11, but in no event for any purpose that would be contrary to Section 6.23; and

 

(b)          furnish to the Lenders such other information respecting the condition, operations or business, financial or otherwise, of the Borrowers or any of Subsidiary as any Lender, through the Administrative Agent, may from time to time reasonably request (including any information that any Lender reasonably requests in order to comply with its obligations under any “know-your-customer” or anti-money laundering laws or regulations, including the Patriot Act and the Beneficial Ownership Regulation).

 

ARTICLE VIII
NEGATIVE COVENANTS

 

So long as any Lender shall have any Commitment hereunder, any Loan or other Obligation hereunder, other than contingent indemnification obligations for which no claim has been asserted, which is accrued and payable shall remain unpaid or unsatisfied, or any Letter of Credit shall remain outstanding, no Loan Party shall, nor shall it permit any Restricted Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly:

 

8.01        Liens. Create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Lien upon any of its property, assets or revenues, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, or sign or file or suffer to exist under the Uniform Commercial Code of any jurisdiction a financing statement that names the Loan Party or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries as debtor, or sign or suffer to exist any security agreement authorizing any secured party thereunder to file such financing statement, or assign any accounts or other right to receive income, other than the following:

 

(a)          Liens pursuant to (i) any Loan Document and (ii) any document governing any Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness; provided that in the case of this clause (ii), (a) such Liens do not extend to any assets that are not Collateral and (b) the applicable parties to such Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness (or a representative thereof on behalf of such holders) shall have entered into with the Administrative Agent and/or the Collateral Agent a Customary Intercreditor Agreement, which agreement shall provide either that the Liens on the Collateral securing such Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness shall have either (x) the same priority ranking as the Liens on the Collateral securing the Obligations (but without regard to control of remedies) or (y) shall rank junior to the Liens on the Collateral securing the Obligations; without any further consent of the Lenders, the Administrative Agent and the Collateral Agent shall be authorized to negotiate, execute and deliver on behalf of the Secured Parties any Customary Intercreditor Agreement or any amendment (or amendment and restatement) to the Collateral Documents or a Customary Intercreditor Agreement to the extent necessary to effect the provisions contemplated by this Section 8.01(a)(ii);

 

(b)          Permitted Liens;

 

(c)          Liens existing on the Closing Date and listed on Schedule 8.01(c) and any replacements, modifications, renewals or extensions thereof, provided that the property covered thereby is not increased in any material respect and the amount not increased or the direct or any contingent obligor changed and any replacement, modification, renewal or extension of the obligations secured or benefited thereby is permitted by Section 8.02(c);

 

(d)          Liens securing Factoring Agreements and Receivables Facilities incurred pursuant to Section 8.02 hereof in an aggregate amount up to the greater of (x) $250,000,000 and (y) 55% of Consolidated EBITDA at any time outstanding;

 

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(e)          Liens securing Indebtedness permitted by Section 8.02(m);

 

(f)          Liens securing Indebtedness or any other obligations in an aggregate amount up to the greater of (i) $185,000,000 and (ii) 40% of Consolidated EBITDA as of the last day of the last Test Period for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 7.01 at any time outstanding;

 

(g)         (A) Liens securing Indebtedness that is permitted by Section 8.02(g); provided that (i) such security interests are incurred, and the Indebtedness secured thereby is created, within 120 days after such acquisition (or construction), (ii) the Indebtedness secured thereby, at the time of incurrence thereof, does not exceed the lesser of the cost or the fair market value of such real property, improvements or equipment at the time of such acquisition (or construction) and (iii) such security interests do not apply to any other property or assets of PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries (other than the proceeds of the property or assets subject to such security interests) and (B) any Lien securing the renewal, extension, refinancing or refunding of any such Indebtedness without a change in the assets subject to such Lien and to the extent that such renewal, refinancing or refunding is permitted by Section 8.02(g) and (C) Liens arising out of Permitted Sale Leaseback Transactions permitted under Section 8.13, so long as such Liens attach only to the property sold and being leased in such transaction and any accessions and additions thereto or proceeds and products thereof and related property;

 

(h)         Liens granted to secure Indebtedness permitted by Section 8.02 (the “Second Lien Indebtedness”) which Liens are junior to the Liens securing the Obligations; provided that (i) on the date such Second Lien Indebtedness is incurred, the Senior Secured Net Leverage Ratio on a consolidated basis for PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries’ most recently ended four full fiscal quarters for which internal financial statements are available immediately preceding the date on which such Second Lien Indebtedness is incurred shall not exceed 5.00 to 1.00, determined on a Pro Forma Basis (including a pro forma application of the net proceeds therefrom), as if the Second Lien Indebtedness had been incurred at the beginning of such four quarter period and (ii) the agent, trustee or similar person party to such Second Lien Indebtedness shall enter into a Customary Intercreditor Agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

 

(i)          Liens securing Indebtedness permitted by Section 8.02(p), so long as the agent, trustee or similar Person party to such Indebtedness shall enter into a Customary Intercreditor Agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

 

(j)          Liens existing on assets acquired by PSP or any of its Subsidiaries pursuant to any Permitted Acquisition; provided that (i) such Liens secure Indebtedness permitted pursuant to Section 8.02 and (ii) such Liens attach at all times only to the same assets to which such Liens attached (and after-acquired property that is affixed or incorporated into the property covered by such Lien), and secure only the same Indebtedness or obligations that such Liens secured immediately prior to such Permitted Acquisition (or any Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof);

 

(k)         Liens under any escrow arrangement holding the proceeds of any Indebtedness incurred in accordance with Section 8.02 to finance a Permitted Acquisition or other transaction; provided, that such Liens shall terminate and otherwise be discharged upon the consummation of the applicable Permitted Acquisition or other transaction;

 

(l)          Liens arising from UCC financing statements filings regarding operating leases or consignment of goods entered into by PSP and its Restricted Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business;

 

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(m)         in the case of any Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary or joint venture, any put and call arrangements or restrictions on disposition related to its Equity Interests set forth in its organizational documents or any related joint venture or similar agreement; and

 

(n)          Liens securing Permitted Swap Obligations in an aggregate amount up to $25,000,000.

 

For purposes of determining compliance with this Section 8.01, (A) a Lien securing an item of Indebtedness need not be permitted solely by reference to one category of permitted Liens (or any portion thereof) described in Sections 8.01(a) through (n) but may be permitted in part under any combination thereof and (B) in the event that a Lien securing an item of Indebtedness (or any portion thereof) meets the criteria of one or more of the categories of permitted Liens (or any portion thereof) described in Sections 8.01(a) through (l), the Borrowers may, in their sole discretion, classify or reclassify, or later divide, classify or reclassify (as if incurred at such later time), such Lien securing such item of Indebtedness (or any portion thereof) in any manner that complies with this Section 8.01 and will be entitled to only include the amount and type of such Lien or such item of Indebtedness secured by such Lien (or any portion thereof) in one of the above clauses and such Lien securing such item of Indebtedness (or portion thereof) will be treated as being incurred or existing pursuant to only such clause or clauses (or any portion thereof) without giving pro forma effect to such item (or portion thereof) when calculating the amount of Liens or Indebtedness that may be incurred pursuant to any other clause. In addition, with respect to any Lien securing Indebtedness that was permitted to secure such Indebtedness at the time of the incurrence of such Indebtedness, such Lien shall also be permitted to secure any increased amount of such Indebtedness.

 

8.02        Indebtedness. Directly or indirectly, create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Indebtedness, in the case of the Borrowers, issue any shares of Disqualified Stock or, in the case of any Restricted Subsidiary, issue any shares of Disqualified Stock or preferred stock, except:

 

(a)          Indebtedness under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness incurred to refinance (in whole or in part) such Indebtedness;

 

(b)          [reserved];

 

(c)          Indebtedness (including, without limitation, credit lines) outstanding on the Closing Date and listed on Schedule 8.02 and any Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness incurred to refinance such Indebtedness;

 

(d)          Indebtedness consisting of Guarantees of the Borrowers or any Restricted Subsidiaries with respect to (i) Indebtedness of any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiary to the extent that such Indebtedness is permitted to be incurred pursuant to this Section 8.02 (other than this Section 8.02(d)) and (ii) Indebtedness of any Person that is not a Restricted Subsidiary, provided that the aggregate principal amount of such Indebtedness shall not at any time exceed $50,000,000 (without giving effect to any write-offs or write-downs of such Indebtedness);

 

(e)          intercompany loans (i) between the Loan Parties, (ii) from an Immaterial Subsidiary to a Loan Party, in each case, so long as the payee with respect to such intercompany loans is Solvent, both before and after giving effect thereto, (iii) from any Loan Party to an Immaterial Subsidiary to the extent such loans are permitted under clause (b) of the definition of “Permitted Investments” and subordinated to the Obligations on terms reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, (iv) between Restricted Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties, (v) from a Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party to a Loan Party to the extent such loans are permitted under clause (b) of the definition of “Permitted Investments”) and (vi) from a Loan Party to a Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party to the extent such loans are permitted under clause (b) of the definition of “Permitted Investments”.

 

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(f)          Indebtedness consisting of Permitted Swap Obligations;

 

(g)          (i) capital lease obligations, mortgage financings, industrial revenue bonds or purchase money obligations, in each case, incurred for the purpose of financing all or any part of the purchase price or cost of design, development, construction or improvement of property, plant or equipment used in the business of any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, in an aggregate principal amount, including all Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness incurred to refund, refinance or replace any Indebtedness incurred pursuant to this Section 8.02(g), not to exceed the greater of (x) $140,000,000 and (y) 30% of Consolidated EBITDA as of the last day of the last Test Period for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 7.01 at any time outstanding and (ii) any Indebtedness incurred by PSP or a Restricted Subsidiary arising from any Permitted Sale Leaseback Transaction that is permitted under Section 8.13 and Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof;

 

(h)          Acquired Indebtedness in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed the greater of (x) $180,000,000 and (y) 40% of Consolidated EBITDA as of the last day of the last Test Period for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 7.01 at any time outstanding (and any Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof);

 

(i)          Indebtedness arising from the honoring by a bank or other financial institution of a check, draft or similar instrument drawn against insufficient funds in the ordinary course of business, provided, however, that such Indebtedness is extinguished within five Business Days of its incurrence;

 

(j)          Indebtedness consisting of the financing of insurance premiums in the ordinary course of business in an amount not to exceed $20,000,000 at any time outstanding;

 

(k)         Indebtedness of Foreign Subsidiaries in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed the greater of (x) $225,000,000 and (y) 50% of Consolidated EBITDA as of the last day of the last Test Period for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 7.01 at any time outstanding;

 

(l)          the incurrence of additional Indebtedness (including Acquired Indebtedness) by (A) any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries or (B) Persons that are acquired by or merged or amalgamated with or into any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and in each case, incurred to finance a Permitted Acquisition or any other acquisition of any Acquired Entity by any Borrower or any Wholly-Owned Restricted Subsidiary; provided, in each case, that, at the time such additional Indebtedness is incurred, the Total Net Leverage Ratio on a consolidated basis for the Borrowers and their Restricted Subsidiaries’ most recently ended four full fiscal quarters for which internal financial statements are available immediately preceding the date on which such additional Indebtedness is incurred shall not exceed 5.00 to 1.00, in each case, determined on a Pro Forma Basis (including a pro forma application of the net proceeds therefrom), as if the additional Indebtedness had been incurred at the beginning of such four-quarter period; provided that, solely with respect to the incurrence of additional Indebtedness in the form of customary term loans or high-yield notes (other than Acquired Indebtedness), such additional Indebtedness (1) will have a maturity date that is no earlier than the date that is six months after the Term Loan Maturity Date, (2) does not provide for any required, scheduled or mandatory prepayment on account of principal (including amortization or otherwise, but excluding a customary offer to redeem or repay with asset sale proceeds or following a Change of Control) prior to the Term Loan Maturity Date and (3) has terms (other than with respect to pricing, premiums, optional prepayment or redemption terms and maturity), when taken as a whole, that are not more favorable to the holders thereof than those applicable to the holders of Term Loans;

 

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(m)         Indebtedness in an amount not to exceed $25,000,000 outstanding at any one time for the repurchase, redemption, acquisition or retirement of Equity Interests of PSP held in a Plan or otherwise held by employees or independent contractors;

 

(n)          Indebtedness (in addition to the allowances in the other subsections of this Section 8.02) in an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding not to exceed the greater of (x) $225,000,000 and (y) 50% of Consolidated EBITDA as of the last day of the last Test Period for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 7.01 at any time outstanding; provided that the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries shall not be permitted to incur additional Indebtedness under this Section 8.02(n) during the existence of an Event of Default or if an Event of Default would occur after giving effect to the incurrence of such Indebtedness;

 

(o)          unsecured Indebtedness issued or incurred by any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary; provided that (i) such Indebtedness include a maturity date that is no earlier than the date that is 365 days after the Latest Maturity Date, (ii) such Indebtedness does not provide for any required, scheduled or mandatory prepayment on account of principal (including amortization or otherwise, but excluding a customary offer to redeem or repay with asset sale proceeds or following a Change of Control) prior to the date that is 365 days after the Latest Maturity Date, (iii) after giving effect to such incurrence and the application of proceeds therefrom, no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would result therefrom, (iv) at the time such unsecured Indebtedness is incurred or issued, as applicable, the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio is less than or equal to 2.00 to 1.00 on a Pro Forma Basis (in each case, assuming (a) the Indebtedness being incurred as of such date of determination would be included in the definition of Consolidated Indebtedness, whether or not such Indebtedness would otherwise be included, and (b) any Incremental Revolving Credit Facilities are fully drawn) and (v) the terms and provisions of the documentation governing such Indebtedness are not more restrictive, when taken as a whole, on the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries than the terms and provisions of this Agreement;

 

(p)          (i) additional Indebtedness (including Acquired Indebtedness) of any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary; provided that (A) immediately prior to and after giving effect thereto, no Default or Event of Default shall exist or result therefrom, (B) such additional Indebtedness (1) will not mature prior to the date that is six months after the Term Loan Maturity Date, (2) has no scheduled amortization or payments of principal prior to the Term Loan Maturity Date and (3) has terms (other than with respect to pricing, premiums, optional prepayment or redemption terms and maturity), when taken as a whole, that are not more favorable to the holders thereof than those applicable to the holders of Term Loans, (C) to the extent such additional Indebtedness consists of term loans secured on a pari passu basis with the Obligations, such additional Indebtedness shall be subject to the MFN Adjustment as if such additional Indebtedness were a New Term Loan Facility and (D) after giving effect to the incurrence or issuance of such additional Indebtedness on the date thereof, either (x) the principal amount of such Indebtedness shall not exceed the greater of (i) $460,000,000 (or a principal amount equal to the Dollar Equivalent of $460,000,000) less the amount of Incremental Facilities and/or Incremental Loans incurred pursuant to Section 2.14(a)(x) and (ii) an unlimited amount if, after giving effect to the incurrence of such Indebtedness, (X) if such Indebtedness is secured on a pari passu basis with the Obligations, the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio is less than or equal to 3.50 to 1.00 on a Pro Forma Basis, (Y) if such Indebtedness is secured on a junior basis to the Obligations, the Senior Secured Net Leverage Ratio is less than or equal to 5.00 to 1.00 on a Pro Forma Basis and (Z) if such Indebtedness is unsecured, the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio is less than or equal to 2.00 to 1.00 on a Pro Forma Basis (in each case, assuming (a) the Indebtedness being incurred as of such date of determination would be included in the definition of Consolidated Indebtedness, whether or not such Indebtedness would otherwise be included, and (b) any Incremental Revolving Credit Facilities are fully drawn) or (y) all of the Net Cash Proceeds (or such lesser amount that would permit the remaining Indebtedness to be permitted hereunder) of any such Indebtedness are used on the date of incurrence to permanently prepay and refinance Term Loans on a dollar-for-dollar basis;

 

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(ii)         Guarantee Obligations of any Subsidiary Guarantor in respect of such Indebtedness of the Borrowers under this clause (p); or

 

(iii)        Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness to the extent incurred to refinance such Indebtedness under this clause (p);

 

(q)          Indebtedness arising under any performance or surety bond or obligations in respect of letters of credit related thereto, in each case entered into in the ordinary course of business;

 

(r)          Indebtedness arising under Factoring Agreements and/or in respect of any Receivables Facilities in an aggregate outstanding principal amount not to exceed the greater of (x) $250,000,000 and (y) 55% of Consolidated EBITDA;

 

(s)          Indebtedness of the Borrowers and/or any Restricted Subsidiary (i) pursuant to tenders, statutory obligations, bids, leases, governmental contracts, trade contracts, surety, stay, customs, appeal, performance and/or return of money bonds or other similar obligations incurred in the ordinary course of business and (ii) in respect of letters of credit, bank guaranties, surety bonds, performance bonds or similar instruments to support any of the foregoing items; and

 

(t)          Contingent liabilities in respect of any indemnification obligation, adjustment of purchase price, earn-out, non-compete, or similar obligation of the Borrowers or the applicable Loan Party incurred in connection with the consummation of one or more Permitted Acquisitions or Dispositions permitted hereunder or any acquisition or disposition consummated prior to the Closing Date.

 

Further, for purposes of determining compliance with this Section 8.02, (A) Indebtedness need not be permitted solely by reference to one category of permitted Indebtedness (or any portion thereof) described in this Section 8.02 but may be permitted in part under any combination thereof and (B) in the event that an item of Indebtedness (or any portion thereof) meets the criteria of one or more of the categories of permitted Indebtedness (or any portion thereof) described in this Section 8.02, the Borrowers may, in their sole discretion, classify or reclassify, or later divide, classify or reclassify (as if incurred at such later time), such item of Indebtedness (or any portion thereof) in any manner that complies with this Section 8.02 and will be entitled to only include the amount and type of such item of Indebtedness (or any portion thereof) in one of the above clauses (or any portion thereof) and such item of Indebtedness (or any portion thereof) shall be treated as having been incurred or existing pursuant to only such clause or clauses (or any portion thereof) without giving pro forma effect to such item (or portion thereof) when calculating the amount of Indebtedness that may be incurred pursuant to any other clause; provided, that all Indebtedness outstanding on the Closing Date under this Agreement shall at all times be deemed to have been incurred pursuant to clause (a) of this Section 8.02. In addition, with respect to any Indebtedness that was permitted to be incurred hereunder on the date of such incurrence, any Increased Amount of such Indebtedness shall also be permitted hereunder after the date of such incurrence.

 

Accrual of interest or dividends, the accretion of accreted value, the accretion or amortization of original issue discount, the payment of interest in the form of additional Indebtedness and the payment of dividends in the form of additional Disqualified Stock or preferred stock, as applicable, will in each case not be deemed to be an incurrence of Indebtedness or Disqualified Stock or preferred stock for purposes of this Section 8.02.

 

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For the avoidance of doubt, for the purposes of this Section 8.02, the term “Indebtedness” shall be deemed to include, in the case of the Borrowers, the issuance of any shares of Disqualified Stock or, in the case of any Restricted Subsidiaries, the issuance of any shares of Disqualified Stock or preferred stock, in each case, to the extent that any of the foregoing would appear as a liability upon a balance sheet (excluding the footnotes thereto) of such Person prepared in accordance with GAAP.

 

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 8.02, Foreign Subsidiaries may not incur Indebtedness or issue Disqualified Stock or preferred stock in the aggregate pursuant to Section 8.02(k), (l), (n), (o) or (p) if, after giving pro forma effect to such incurrence or issuance (including pro forma application of the net proceeds therefrom), the aggregate amount thereof incurred or issued pursuant thereto at any one time outstanding shall exceed the greater of $600,000,000 and 7.0% of Consolidated Total Assets of the Foreign Subsidiaries as of such date.

 

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section 8.02, the maximum amount of Indebtedness that the Borrowers or any Restricted Subsidiary may incur pursuant to this Section 8.02 shall not be deemed to be exceeded solely as a result of fluctuations in exchange rates or currency values.

 

8.03        Fundamental Changes. Merge into or consolidate with any other Person, or permit any other Person to merge into or consolidate with it, or Dispose of (whether in one transaction or in a series of transactions) all or substantially all of the assets of the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, taken as a whole, to any other Person, except that, so long as no Default exists or would result therefrom:

 

(a)          Any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary may merge with or acquire another Person, through a stock, asset or any other similar transaction, which is in the business of specialty chemicals or any related business and related equipment (or any business reasonably ancillary or complementary thereto) if (i) such Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary is the surviving entity, (ii) such acquisition is friendly and is done with the recommendation of the acquiree’s board of directors or similar governing body and (iii) such acquisition constitutes a Permitted Acquisition;

 

(b)         any Restricted Subsidiary may merge with a Loan Party or a Wholly-Owned Restricted Subsidiary if (i) such Loan Party or such Wholly-Owned Restricted Subsidiary, as the case may be, is the surviving entity of such merger (provided that, if such merger involves (x) a Subsidiary Guarantor, the surviving entity of such merger shall be a Subsidiary Guarantor and (y) any Borrower, the surviving entity of such merger shall be the Borrower) and (ii) immediately after giving effect to such merger, no Default shall have occurred or be continuing;

 

(c)         PSP or any of its Subsidiaries may enter a Permitted Intercompany Transaction;

 

(d)         any Restricted Subsidiary may merge or consolidate with any other Person in order to effect an Investment permitted pursuant to Section 8.05 (other than Investments permitted pursuant to clause (f) of the definition of “Permitted Investments”); provided that the continuing or surviving Person shall be a Restricted Subsidiary (and, if such merger or consolidation involves a Borrower, the continuing or surviving Person shall be such Borrower) and shall have complied with the applicable provisions of Sections 7.12 and 7.14 and the Collateral Documents;

 

(e)         any Immaterial Subsidiary may be liquidated or dissolved; and

 

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(f)          PSP may effect the Arysta Sale.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, it is understood and agreed that at any time PDH may merge with and/or into PSP or MacDermid (so long as PSP or MacDermid, as the case may be, is the continuing or surviving Person in such merger) or another Loan Party, as the case may be, and nothing herein shall be deemed to prohibit or otherwise limit such merger.

 

8.04        Dispositions. Make any Disposition, except:

 

(a)          Dispositions of obsolete or worn out property, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, in the ordinary course of business;

 

(b)          Dispositions of inventory in the ordinary course of business;

 

(c)          Dispositions (i) by any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to any Loan Party and (ii) by any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party to another Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party;

 

(d)         other Dispositions (i) for fair market value and for consideration at least 75% of which is cash or Cash Equivalents; provided that such Cash Equivalents shall mature within 180 days after the date of such Disposition, (ii) the proceeds of which shall be reinvested into the business of the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries, including through a Permitted Investment or Permitted Acquisition, within the Reinvestment Period or applied in accordance with Section 2.05 if and to the extent required thereby and (iii) so long as the Loan Parties are in Pro Forma Compliance;

 

(e)          the dissolution of any Restricted Subsidiary that (i) is not a Loan Party and (ii) is not material to the business of the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries, taken as a whole;

 

(f)           Dispositions set forth on Schedule 8.04;

 

(g)          other Dispositions in an aggregate amount not to exceed $25,000,000 during any fiscal year;

 

(h)          any issuance or sale of Equity Interests in, or sale of Indebtedness or other securities of, an Unrestricted Subsidiary;

 

(i)           Mergers and consolidations permitted by Section 8.03;

 

(j)           the lease or sublease of Real Property not constituting Indebtedness and not constituting a sale and leaseback transaction;

 

(k)          assignments, licenses, sublicenses, leases and subleases of intellectual property in the ordinary course of business, which do not interfere in any material respect with the business of any Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries;

 

(l)           Dispositions in connection with Factoring Agreements and/or Receivables Facilities permitted by Section 8.02;

 

(m)         Dispositions of cash and cash equivalents in the ordinary course of business;

 

(n)          the granting of Liens permitted pursuant to Section 8.01;

 

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(o)          Dispositions constituting the Arysta Sale;

 

(p)          terminations or unwinds of derivative transactions; and

 

(q)          Dispositions constituting Restricted Payments permitted by Section 8.05 and Dispositions constituting Permitted Investments.

 

8.05        Restricted Payments. Declare or make, directly or indirectly, any Restricted Payment, except:

 

(a)          so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would result therefrom, any Loan Party may repurchase its Equity Interests owned by employees of such Loan Party (or held by any Plans maintained by the foregoing) or make payments to employees of PSP or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries upon termination of employment in connection with the exercise of stock options, stock appreciation rights or similar equity incentives or equity based incentives pursuant to management incentive plans or other Plans or in connection with the death or disability of such employees in an aggregate amount not to exceed $10,000,000 in any fiscal year (excluding any net repurchases or payments over issuances of such Equity Interests in such fiscal year to such employees) plus (x) the amount of net proceeds of any key-man life insurance policies received during such fiscal year and (y) the amount of any cash bonuses otherwise payable to members of management, directors or consultants that are foregoing in return for the receipt of Equity Interests (the “Distribution Amount”); provided, that the amount of permitted distributions pursuant to this Section 8.05(a) shall be increased by (A) the unused Distribution Amount for the immediately preceding fiscal year less (B) an amount equal to the unused Distribution Amount carried forward to such preceding fiscal year;

 

(b)          the redemption, retirement or defeasance of any Indebtedness PSP or any Restricted Subsidiaries with the Net Cash Proceeds from an incurrence of Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness;

 

(c)          the payment of any dividend or distribution by a Restricted Subsidiary to the holders of its Equity Interests on a pro rata basis;

 

(d)          so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would result therefrom, dividends or distributions by PSP at the times due and in an amount necessary to make payments in accordance with and to the extent permitted by Section 8.07(f);

 

(e)          dividends or distributions payable in Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Stock) of any Borrower;

 

(f)          so long as no Event of Default or Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would result therefrom, PDH. may repurchase its Equity Interests owned by Tartan Holdings, LLC, or PSP and a Loan Party may purchase such Equity Interests of PDH, in each case, ultimately in exchange for Equity Interests of PSP;

 

(g)          in addition to the foregoing and following Restricted Payments, any Loan Party may make additional Restricted Payments to any other Loan Party;

 

(h)          repurchases of Equity Securities deemed to occur upon the “cashless exercise” of stock options or warrants or upon the vesting of restricted stock units if such Equity Securities represents the exercise price of such options or warrants or represents withholding taxes due upon such exercise or vesting shall be permitted;

 

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(i)          [reserved];

 

(j)          so long as no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would result therefrom, Restricted Payments in an aggregate amount at any time outstanding not to exceed the greater of (x) $185,000,000 and (y) 40% of Consolidated EBITDA as of the last day of the last Test Period for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 7.01 at any time outstanding;

 

(k)         so long as no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would result therefrom, Restricted Payments in an aggregate amount not to exceed an amount (which shall not be less than zero) equal to the portion, if any, of the Available Amount on the date of such election that the Borrowers elect to apply to this Section 8.05(k), which election shall be specified in a written notice of a Responsible Officer of PSP calculating in reasonable detail the amount of Available Amount immediately prior to such election and the amount thereof elected to be so applied;

 

(l)          so long as no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would result therefrom, prepayments, redemptions, purchases, defeasances, or other satisfactions prior to the scheduled maturity thereof with respect to the Indebtedness permitted to be secured under Section 8.01(h) in an aggregate amount not to exceed $100,000,000;

 

(m)        so long as no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would result therefrom, Restricted Payments by the Borrowers or any Restricted Subsidiary to the holders of its Equity Interests in an aggregate amount per annum not to exceed 5.0% of Market Capitalization;

 

(n)         additional Restricted Payments if, after giving effect thereto, the Total Net Leverage Ratio is less than or equal to 3.50 to 1.00 on a Pro Forma Basis; provided that no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would result therefrom;

 

(o)         to pay customary salary, bonus, severance and other benefits payable to current or former directors, officers, members of management, managers, employees or consultants of any parent company (or any immediate family member of any of the foregoing) to the extent such salary, bonuses, severance and other benefits are attributable and reasonably allocated to the operations of PSP and/or the Restricted Subsidiaries, in each case, so long as such parent company applies the amount of any such Restricted Payment for such purpose;

 

(p)         to tender, redeem and/or make an asset sale offer with respect to the remainder of the 2022 Senior Notes and the 2023 Senior Notes; and

 

(q)         any payments in connection with the Arysta Sale, including, but not limited to, any Purchase Price Adjustment, as defined in the Arysta Sale Agreement.

 

Further, for purposes of determining compliance with this Section 8.05, (A) Restricted Payments need not be permitted solely by reference to one category of permitted Restricted Payments (or any portion thereof) described in this Section 8.05 above or Permitted Investments described in the definition thereof but may be permitted in part under any combination thereof and (B) in the event that a Restricted Payment (or any portion thereof) or Permitted Investment meets the criteria of one or more of the categories of permitted Restricted Payments (or any portion thereof) described in this Section 8.05 above or Permitted Investment, the Borrowers may, in their sole discretion, classify or reclassify, or later divide, classify or reclassify (as if incurred at such later time), such Restricted Payment (or any portion thereof) in any manner that complies with this Section 8.05 or falls within the definition of a Permitted Investment and will be entitled to only include the amount and type of such Restricted Payment (or any portion thereof) in one of the above clauses (or any portion thereof) or within the definition of Permitted Investment (or any portion thereof) and such Restricted Payment (or any portion thereof) or Permitted Investment shall be treated as having been incurred or existing pursuant to only such clause or clauses (or any portion thereof) without giving pro forma effect to such item (or portion thereof) when calculating the amount of the Restricted Payment that may be incurred pursuant to any other clause.

 

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8.06        Change in Nature of Business. Engage in any material line of business substantially different from those lines of business conducted by the Borrowers and Restricted Subsidiaries on the Closing Date or any business substantially related or incidental thereto or reasonably ancillary or complementary thereto, including, but not limited to, any line of business in the specialty chemicals market.

 

8.07        Transactions with Affiliates. Enter into any transaction of any kind involving aggregate consideration in excess of $5,000,000 with any Affiliate of any Borrower, whether or not in the ordinary course of business, other than on fair and reasonable terms substantially as favorable to such Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiaries as would be obtainable by such Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiaries at such time in a comparable arm’s length transaction with a Person other than an Affiliate, provided that the foregoing restriction shall not apply to:

 

(a)          participation by any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in, or effecting any transaction in connection with, any joint enterprise or other joint arrangement with any Affiliate if such Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary, as applicable, participates in the ordinary course of its business and on a basis no less advantageous than the basis on which such Affiliate participates;

 

(b)          loans and other transactions among the Loan Parties to the extent permitted by this Article VIII;

 

(c)          any payment from any Restricted Subsidiary to any Borrower;

 

(d)          intercompany Indebtedness permitted under Section 8.02, Restricted Payments permitted under Section 8.05 and Permitted Investments;

 

(e)          compensation arrangements with directors and employees entered into in the ordinary course of business;

 

(f)          fees may be paid (and expenses may be reimbursed) pursuant to and in accordance with the Advisory Agreement as such agreement is in effect on the Closing Date, as amended; or

 

(g)         issuance of Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Stock) of PSP;

 

(h)         customary agreements, covenants and restrictions contained in agreements relating to the sale of assets or Equity Interests of Subsidiaries of the Borrowers;

 

(i)          transactions between a Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries and any person, a director of which is also a director of a Borrower or any direct or indirect parent company of a Borrower; provided, however, that (A) such director abstains from voting as a director of such Borrower or such direct or indirect parent company, as the case may be, on any matter involving such other person and (B) such person is not an Affiliate of a Borrower for any reason other than such director’s acting in such capacity;

 

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(j)          transactions for the purchase or sale of goods, equipment, products, parts and services entered into in the ordinary course of business;

 

(k)         transactions pursuant to any Factoring Agreements permitted under Section 8.02;

 

(l)          sales of accounts receivable, or participations therein, in connection with any Receivables Facility permitted under Section 8.02; or

 

(m)        so long as no Event of Default or Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would result therefrom, fees may be paid (and expenses may be reimbursed) pursuant to and in accordance with the Advisory Agreement as such agreement is in effect on the Closing Date.

 

8.08        Burdensome Agreements. Enter into or permit to exist any Contractual Obligation (other than this Agreement, any other Loan Document, the 2022/2023 Senior Notes Indenture, the 2025 Senior Note Indenture or any Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness incurred to refinance any such Indebtedness) that limits the ability (i) except as permitted under Section 8.01 or the documentation governing any Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness, of any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to create, incur, assume or suffer to exist Liens on property of such Person to secure the Obligations or any refinancing thereof or (ii) of any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to pay dividends or other distributions with respect to any of its Equity Interests or to make or repay loans or advances, in each case, to any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary or to Guarantee Indebtedness of any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary; provided that the foregoing restrictions in this Section 8.08 shall not apply to:

 

(a)          customary restrictions and conditions contained in agreements relating to the sale of a Restricted Subsidiary or Unrestricted Subsidiary pending such sale; provided that such restrictions and conditions apply only to the Restricted Subsidiary or Unrestricted Subsidiary (or any Equity Interests therein) that is to be sold and such sale is permitted hereunder;

 

(b)          customary restrictions and conditions contained in any trading, netting, operating, construction, service, supply, purchase, sale or other agreement to which the Borrowers or any Restricted Subsidiaries are a party and was entered into in the ordinary course of business; provided that such agreement prohibits the encumbrance of solely the property or assets of such Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary that are the subject to such agreement;

 

(c)          Contractual Obligations which impose (x) restrictions described in clause (i) above, but only to the extent that such restrictions do not materially adversely affect the value of the Collateral granted to secure the Obligations or (y) restrictions described in clause (ii) above, but only to the extent that such restrictions do not materially adversely affect the consolidated cash position of the Loan Parties;

 

(d)          any agreement or other instrument (including an instrument governing Indebtedness) of a Person acquired by any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in existence at the time of such acquisition or at the time it merges with or into any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary or assumed in connection with the acquisition of assets from such Person (but, in any such case, not created in contemplation thereof), which encumbrance or restriction is not applicable to any Person, or the properties or assets of any Person, other than the Person and its Subsidiaries, or the property or assets of the Person and its Subsidiaries, so acquired or the property or assets so assumed;

 

(e)          any restrictions created in connection with any Factoring Agreement or Receivables Facility incurred pursuant to Section 8.02 that, in the good faith determination of PSP are necessary or advisable to effect the transactions contemplated under such Factoring Agreement or Receivables Facility;

 

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(f)          any contractual encumbrances or restrictions imposed by any amendments, modifications, restatements, renewals, increases, supplements, refundings, replacements or refinancings of the agreements referred to in Section 8.08(d); provided that such amendments, modifications, restatements, renewals, increases, supplements, refundings, replacements or refinancings are, in the good faith judgment of the Borrowers, not materially more restrictive with respect to such encumbrance and other restrictions taken as a whole than those prior to such amendment, modification, restatement, renewal, increase, supplement, refunding, replacement or refinancing;

 

(g)          customary restrictions on leases, subleases, licenses or sublicenses or sales otherwise permitted hereby so long as such restrictions relate to the assets subject thereto;

 

(h)          customary provisions in joint venture agreements and other similar agreements applicable to joint ventures permitted under this Agreement;

 

(i)          customary provisions restricting assignment of any agreement entered into in the ordinary course of business;

 

(j)          restrictions on cash or other deposits under contracts entered into in the ordinary course of business;

 

(k)         Contractual Obligations which arise under applicable laws or any applicable rule, regulation or order;

 

(l)          any agreement or instrument governing Equity Interests of any Person that is acquired;

 

(m)        restrictions and conditions on any Restricted Subsidiary organized in jurisdictions where such restrictions are customary, including the People’s Republic of China, or any state or other political subdivision thereof; or

 

(n)         any provisions in the 2022/23 Senior Note Indenture, 2025 Senior Note Indenture and any indentures similar thereto in connection with Indebtedness permitted hereunder, and any Contractual Obligations relating thereto.

 

8.09        Use of Proceeds. Use the proceeds of any Credit Extension, whether directly or indirectly, and whether immediately, incidentally or ultimately, to purchase or carry margin stock (within the meaning of Regulation U of the FRB) or to extend credit to others for the purpose of purchasing or carrying margin stock or to refund Indebtedness originally incurred for such purpose.

 

8.10        Financial Covenant. (a) Solely in respect of the Revolving Credit Facility, permit the First Lien Net Leverage Ratio as of the last day of any such fiscal quarter of PSP to exceed 5.00 to 1.00 provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, the financial covenant set forth in this Section 8.10 shall be tested as of the last day of any such fiscal quarter only in the event that, on the last day of such fiscal quarter, the Total Outstandings (excluding Letters of Credit which have been Cash Collateralized in accordance with this Agreement) is greater than 30.0% of the Total Revolving Credit Commitments (such occurrence, a “Triggering Event”).

 

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(b)          Right to Cure. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in Section 9.01 or 9.02, in the event that the Borrowers fail to comply with the requirements of the financial covenant set forth in Section 8.10(a) at any time when PSP is required to comply with such financial covenant, pursuant to the terms thereof, then (A) until the expiration of the tenth Business Day subsequent to the date the relevant financial statements are required to be delivered pursuant to Section 7.01 (a) or (b) (the last day of such period being the “Anticipated Cure Deadline”), PSP shall have the right to issue or obtain a contribution to its equity (which shall be in the form of common equity or otherwise in a form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent) for cash (the “Cure Right”), and upon the receipt by PSP of such cash (the “Cure Amount”), pursuant to the exercise PSP of such Cure Right, the calculation of Consolidated EBITDA as used in the financial covenant set forth in Section 8.10(a) shall be recalculated giving effect to the following pro forma adjustments:

 

(i)          Consolidated EBITDA shall be increased, solely for the purpose of measuring the financial covenant set forth in Section 8.10(a) and not for any other purpose under this Agreement (including but not limited to determining the availability or amount of any covenant baskets or carve-outs (including the determination of the Available Amount) or determining the Applicable Rate), by an amount equal to the Cure Amount; provided that (1) the receipt by PSP of the Cure Amount pursuant to the Cure Right shall be deemed to have no other effect whatsoever under this Agreement (including but not limited to determining the availability or amount of any covenant baskets or carve-outs or determining the Applicable Rate) and (2) no Cure Amount shall reduce Indebtedness (including as unrestricted cash or Cash Equivalents of the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries) on a Pro Forma Basis for the applicable fiscal quarter for which such Cure Amount was contributed for purposes of calculating the financial covenant set forth in Section 8.10(a);

 

(ii)         If, after giving effect to the foregoing recalculations, the Borrowers shall then be in compliance with the requirements of the financial covenant set forth in Section 8.10(a), the Borrowers shall be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of the financial covenant set forth in Section 8.10(a) as of the relevant date of determination with the same effect as though there had been no failure to comply therewith at such date, and the applicable breach or default of the financial covenant set forth in Section 8.10(a) that had occurred shall be deemed cured for the purposes of this Agreement; and

 

(iii)        (B) upon receipt by the Administrative Agent of written notice, on or prior to the Anticipated Cure Deadline, that the Borrowers intend to exercise the Cure Right in respect of a fiscal quarter, the Lenders shall not be permitted to accelerate Loans held by them or to exercise remedies against the Collateral on the basis of a failure to comply with the requirements of the financial covenant set forth in Section 8.10(a), unless such failure is not cured pursuant to the exercise of the Cure Right on or prior to the Anticipated Cure Deadline. For the avoidance of doubt, the Borrower shall not be able to obtain any Credit Extension hereunder until receipt by the Administrative Agent of the Cure Amount.

 

Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (i) in each four consecutive fiscal-quarter period there shall be at least two fiscal quarters in respect of which the Cure Right is not exercised, (ii) there can be no more than five fiscal quarters in respect of which the Cure Right is exercised during the term of this Agreement and (iii) for purposes of this Section 8.10(b), the Cure Amount utilized shall be no greater than the minimum amount required to remedy the applicable failure to comply with the financial covenant set forth in Section 8.10(a).

 

8.11        Amendments of Organization Documents and Certain Other Agreements. Amend, modify or otherwise alter (a) any of its Organization Documents in any manner that would conflict with its obligations under the Loan Documents or (b) the instrument or agreement governing any Indebtedness that is subordinated to the Obligations if such amendment, modification or alteration is in violation of the Customary Intercreditor Agreement entered into with respect thereto.