Exhibit 10.2

 

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

ABL CREDIT AGREEMENT

 

Dated as of May 7, 2019

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

 

U.S. WELL SERVICES, LLC,

as the Borrower,

 

the GUARANTORS party hereto from time to time,

 

and

 

U.S. WELL SERVICES, INC.,

as Parent,

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,

as Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lender and L/C Issuer,

THE OTHER LENDERS PARTY HERETO

 

and

 

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,

as Sole Lead Arranger and Sole Bookrunner

__________________________________________________________________________

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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Article I

DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS1

 

 

1.01

Defined Terms1

 

 

1.02

Other Interpretive Provisions36

 

 

1.03

Accounting Terms37

 

 

1.04

Rounding38

 

 

1.05

Times of Day38

 

 

1.06

Letter of Credit Amounts38

 

 

1.07

Currency Equivalents Generally38

 

 

1.08

Uniform Commercial Code39

 

 

1.09

LIBOR Amendment39

 

Article II

THE COMMITMENTS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS40

 

 

2.01

The Loans40

 

 

2.02

Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Loans40

 

 

2.03

Letters of Credit42

 

 

2.04

Swing Line Loans51

 

 

2.05

Prepayments54

 

 

2.06

Termination or Reduction of Commitments54

 

 

2.07

Repayment of Loans55

 

 

2.08

Interest55

 

 

2.09

Fees56

 

 

2.10

Computation of Interest and Fees57

 

 

2.11

Evidence of Debt57

 

 

2.12

Payments Generally; Administrative Agent’s Clawback57

 

 

2.13

Sharing of Payments by Lenders59

 

 

2.14

Increase in Commitments60

 

 

2.15

Cash Collateral62

 

 

2.16

Defaulting Lenders63

 

 

2.17

Protective Advances64

 

 

2.18

Overadvances64

 

Article III

TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY64

 

 

3.01

Taxes64

 

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3.02

Illegality68

 

 

3.03

Inability to Determine Rates69

 

 

3.04

Increased Costs; Capital Adequacy69

 

 

3.05

Compensation for Losses71

 

 

3.06

Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders72

 

 

3.07

Survival72

 

Article IV

CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO CREDIT EXTENSIONS72

 

 

4.01

Conditions of Initial Credit Extension72

 

 

4.02

Conditions to all Credit Extensions75

 

 

4.03

Post-Closing Date Conditions76

 

Article V

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES76

 

 

5.01

Existence, Qualification and Power76

 

 

5.02

Authorization; No Contravention76

 

 

5.03

Governmental Authorization; Other Consents77

 

 

5.04

Binding Effect77

 

 

5.05

Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect77

 

 

5.06

Litigation78

 

 

5.07

No Default78

 

 

5.08

Ownership of Property; Liens; Investments78

 

 

5.09

Environmental Compliance78

 

 

5.10

Insurance79

 

 

5.11

Taxes79

 

 

5.12

ERISA Compliance79

 

 

5.13

Subsidiaries; Equity Interests; Loan Parties80

 

 

5.14

Margin Regulations; Investment Company Act80

 

 

5.15

Disclosure81

 

 

5.16

Compliance with Laws81

 

 

5.17

Intellectual Property; Licenses, Etc81

 

 

5.18

Solvency81

 

 

5.19

Casualty, Etc82

 

 

5.20

Labor Matters82

 

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5.21

Collateral Documents82

 

 

5.22

Sanctions Concerns82

 

 

5.23

EEA Financial Institutions82

 

Article VI

AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS82

 

 

6.01

Financial Statements; Borrowing Base Certificate82

 

 

6.02

Certificates; Other Information84

 

 

6.03

Notices86

 

 

6.04

Payment of Obligations87

 

 

6.05

Preservation of Existence, Etc87

 

 

6.06

Maintenance of Properties87

 

 

6.07

Maintenance of Insurance87

 

 

6.08

Compliance with Laws88

 

 

6.09

Books and Records88

 

 

6.10

Inspection Rights88

 

 

6.11

Use of Proceeds89

 

 

6.12

Covenant to Guarantee Obligations and Give Security89

 

 

6.13

Compliance with Environmental Laws91

 

 

6.14

Preparation of Environmental Reports92

 

 

6.15

Further Assurances92

 

 

6.16

Compliance with Terms of Leaseholds92

 

 

6.17

Material Contracts93

 

 

6.18

Administration of Deposit Accounts93

 

 

6.19

Designation and Conversion of Restricted and Unrestricted Subsidiaries; Covenants With Respect to Unrestricted Subsidiaries93

 

Article VII

NEGATIVE COVENANTS94

 

 

7.01

Liens95

 

 

7.02

Indebtedness97

 

 

7.03

Investments99

 

 

7.04

Fundamental Changes100

 

 

7.05

Dispositions101

 

 

7.06

Restricted Payments102

 

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7.07

Change in Nature of Business103

 

 

7.08

Transactions with Affiliates103

 

 

7.09

Burdensome Agreements103

 

 

7.10

Use of Proceeds104

 

 

7.11

Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio104

 

 

7.12

Amendments of Organization Documents104

 

 

7.13

Accounting Changes104

 

 

7.14

Prepayments, Etc. of Indebtedness104

 

 

7.15

Amendment, Etc of Indebtedness104

 

 

7.16

Sanctions104

 

Article VIII

EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES105

 

 

8.01

Events of Default105

 

 

8.02

Remedies upon Event of Default107

 

 

8.03

Application of Funds108

 

Article IX

ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT109

 

 

9.01

Appointment and Authority109

 

 

9.02

Rights as a Lender109

 

 

9.03

Exculpatory Provisions110

 

 

9.04

Reliance by Administrative Agent111

 

 

9.05

Delegation of Duties111

 

 

9.06

Resignation of Administrative Agent112

 

 

9.07

Non-Reliance on Administrative Agent and Other Lenders113

 

 

9.08

No Other Duties, Etc113

 

 

9.09

Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim; Credit Bidding113

 

 

9.10

Collateral and Guaranty Matters115

 

 

9.11

Secured Cash Management Agreements and Secured Hedge Agreements116

 

 

9.12

Certain ERISA Matters116

 

Article X

MISCELLANEOUS117

 

 

10.01

Amendments, Etc117

 

 

10.02

Notices; Effectiveness; Electronic Communications119

 

 

10.03

No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies; Enforcement121

 

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10.04

Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver122

 

 

10.05

Payments Set Aside124

 

 

10.06

Successors and Assigns124

 

 

10.07

Treatment of Certain Information; Confidentiality129

 

 

10.08

Right of Setoff130

 

 

10.09

Interest Rate Limitation130

 

 

10.10

Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness131

 

 

10.11

Survival of Representations and Warranties131

 

 

10.12

Severability131

 

 

10.13

Replacement of Lenders131

 

 

10.14

Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Etc132

 

 

10.15

Waiver of Jury Trial133

 

 

10.16

No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility134

 

 

10.17

Electronic Execution of Assignments and Certain Other Documents134

 

 

10.18

USA PATRIOT Act135

 

 

10.19

Keepwell135

 

 

10.20

Credit Inquiries135

 

 

10.21

Performance of the Borrower’s Obligations135

 

 

10.22

Waivers by the Borrower135

 

 

10.23

ENTIRE AGREEMENT136

 

 

10.24

Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions136

 

 

10.25

Intercreditor Agreement137

 

 

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SCHEDULES

 

1.01(a)

Commitments and Applicable Percentages

1.01(c)

Eligible Accounts

5.13

Subsidiaries and Other Equity Investments; Loan Parties

6.12

Guarantors

6.18

Deposit Accounts

7.01

Existing Liens

7.02

Existing Indebtedness

7.03

Investments

8.02(h)

Certain Litigation

10.02

Administrative Agent’s Office, Certain Addresses for Notices

 

 

EXHIBITS

 

Form of

A

Revolving Credit Loan Notice

B

Swing Line Loan Notice

C

Note

D

Compliance Certificate

E

Assignment and Assumption

F

Notice of Loan Prepayment

G

Secured Party Designation Notice

H

Letter of Credit Report

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U.S. Tax Compliance Certificates

J

Borrowing Base Certificate

 

 

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ABL CREDIT AGREEMENT

This ABL CREDIT AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) is entered into as of May 7, 2019 among U.S. Well Services, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Borrower”), each Guarantor from time to time party hereto, U.S. Well Services, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Parent”), each lender from time to time party hereto (collectively, the “Lenders” and individually, a “Lender”), and BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as Administrative Agent, a Swing Line Lender and an L/C Issuer.

PRELIMINARY STATEMENTS:

The Borrower has requested that the Lenders provide a revolving credit facility in the initial amount of $75,000,000, and the Lenders have agreed to lend, and the L/C Issuers have agreed to issue letters of credit, in each case on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein.

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

Article I
DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS

1.01Defined Terms

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

ABL Priority Collateral” has the meaning given such term in the Intercreditor Agreement (it being understood and agreed that any time the Term Loan Credit Agreement is not in effect, the term “ABL Priority Collateral” shall mean all Collateral).

Account” has the same meaning as defined in the UCC, including all rights to payment for goods sold or leased, or for services rendered.

Account Debtor” means a Person obligated under an Account, Chattel Paper or General Intangible.

Acquisition” means the acquisition, directly or indirectly, by any Person of (a) at least a majority of the Equity Interests of another Person, (b) all or substantially all of the assets of another Person or (c) all or substantially all of a line of business or division of another Person, in each case (i) whether or not involving a merger or a consolidation with such other Person and (ii) whether in one transaction or a series of related transactions.

Acquisition Consideration means, in connection with any Acquisition, the total cash and noncash consideration (including the fair market value of all Equity Interests issued or transferred to the sellers thereof, all indemnities, earnouts and other contingent payment obligations to, and the aggregate amounts paid or to be paid under noncompete, consulting and other affiliated agreements with, the sellers thereof, all write-downs of property and reserves for liabilities with respect thereto and all assumptions of debt, liabilities and other obligations in connection therewith) paid by or on behalf of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for such Acquisition.

 


 

Administrative Agent means Bank of America in its capacity as administrative agent under any of the Loan Documents, or any successor administrative agent.

Administrative Agent’s Office” means the Administrative Agent’s address and, as appropriate, account as set forth on Schedule 10.02, or such other address or account as the Administrative Agent may from time to time notify to the Borrower and the Lenders.

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

Aggregate Commitments” means the Commitments of all the Lenders.  As of the Closing Date, the Aggregate Commitments are $75,000,000.

Agreement” means this ABL Credit Agreement.

Anti-Terrorism Law” means any law relating to terrorism or money laundering, including the Patriot Act.

Applicable Fee Rate” means, at any time, a per annum rate equal to (a) 0.375% if average daily Revolving Credit Usage was less than 50% of the Aggregate Commitments during the previous calendar quarter, or (b) 0.250% if average daily Revolving Credit Usage was greater than 50% of the Aggregate Commitments during such quarter.

Applicable Percentage” means, with respect to any Lender at any time, the percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place) of the Aggregate Commitments represented by such Lender’s Commitment at such time, subject to adjustment as provided in Section 2.16.  If the commitment of each Lender to make Loans and the obligation of each L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions have been terminated pursuant to Section 8.02, or if the Commitments have expired, then the Applicable Percentage of each Lender in respect of the Aggregate Commitments shall be determined based on the Applicable Percentage of such Lender in respect of the Aggregate Commitments most recently in effect, giving effect to any subsequent assignments.  The initial Applicable Percentage of each Lender is set forth opposite the name of such Lender on Schedule 1.01(a) or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable.

Applicable Rate” means (i) from the Closing Date to August 3, 2019, 0.75% per annum for Base Rate Loans and 1.75% per annum for LIBOR Loans and Letter of Credit Fees and (ii) thereafter, the applicable percentage per annum set forth below for each fiscal quarter (each an “Applicable Quarter”) determined by reference to the average daily Availability as a percentage of the Borrowing Base during the fiscal quarter immediately preceding such Applicable Quarter (as to each Applicable Quarter, the “Reference Quarter”) as determined by the Administrative Agent based on the Borrowing Base Certificates delivered by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent:

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Applicable Rate

Pricing Level

Average Daily Availability as a Percentage of the Borrowing Base

LIBOR Rate

Revolving Credit Loans & Letter of Credit Fee

Base Rate

1

≥66%

1.50%

0.50%

2

≥33% but <66%

1.75%

0.75%

3

<33%

2.00%

1.00%

 

Any increase or decrease in the Applicable Rate for any Applicable Quarter resulting from a change in the average daily Availability for the applicable Reference Quarter shall become effective as of the first day of the first calendar month in the Applicable Quarter.  If the Administrative Agent is unable to calculate average daily Availability for any Reference Quarter due to the Borrower’s failure to deliver any Borrowing Base Certificate when required pursuant to Section 6.01(e), then, at the option of the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders, Pricing Level 3 shall apply during the Applicable Quarter until the first day of the calendar month following delivery of such Borrowing Base Certificate.

Approved Fund” means any Fund that is administered or managed by (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of the Lender or (c) an entity or an Affiliate of an entity that administers or manages the Lender.

Arranger” means Bank of America in its capacity as lead arranger and bookrunner.

Assignment and Assumption” means an assignment and assumption entered into by a Lender and an Eligible Assignee (with the consent of any party whose consent is required by Section 10.06(b)), and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in substantially the form of Exhibit E or any other form (including an electronic documentation form generated by use of an electronic platform) approved by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion.

Attributable Indebtedness” means, on any date, (a) in respect of any Capitalized 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 as in effect on December 31, 2017, (b) in respect of any Synthetic Lease Obligation, the capitalized amount of the remaining lease or similar payments under the relevant lease or other applicable agreement or instrument that would appear on a balance sheet of such Person prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP as in effect on December 31, 2017 if such lease or other agreement or instrument were accounted for as a Capitalized Lease and (c) all Synthetic Debt of such Person.

Audited Financial Statements” means the audited consolidated balance sheet of Parent and its Subsidiaries for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, and the related consolidated statements of income or operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows for such fiscal year of Parent and its Subsidiaries, including the notes thereto.

Availability” means, at any time, an amount equal to (a) the Borrowing Base minus (b) the Outstanding Amount.

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Availability Period means the period from and including the Closing Date to the earliest of (i) the Maturity Date, (ii) the date of termination of the Commitments pursuant to Section 2.06, and (iii) the date of termination of the commitment of each Lender to make Revolving Credit Loans and of the obligation of each L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions pursuant to Section 8.02.

Availability Reserve” means the sum (without duplication) of (a) the Bank Product Reserve; (b) Rent and Charges Reserve, (c) the Dilution Reserve; (d) all accrued Royalties, whether or not then due and payable by any Loan Party; (e) the aggregate amount of liabilities secured by Liens upon the ABL Priority Collateral that are senior to Administrative Agent’s Liens (but imposition of any such reserve shall not waive an Event of Default arising therefrom); and (f) such additional reserves, in such amounts and with respect to such matters, as Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion may elect to impose from time to time; provided that unless an Event of Default exists and is continuing (in which case no notice shall be required and any changes shall take effect immediately), no change in respect of a new category of additional reserves shall take effect until the third (3rd) Business Day following delivery by Administrative Agent of written notification to the Borrower of such new category (during which period Administrative Agent shall be available to discuss any such proposed new reserve category with the Borrower and Borrower may take such action as may be required to eliminate the event, condition or matter that is the basis for such new category).

Bail-In Action” means the exercise of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by the applicable EEA Resolution Authority in respect of any liability of an EEA Financial Institution.

Bail-In Legislation” means, with respect to any EEA Member Country implementing Article 55 of Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union, the implementing law for such EEA Member Country from time to time which is described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule.

Bank of America” means Bank of America, N.A. and its successors.

Bank Product” means any of the following products, services or facilities extended to the Borrower or a Subsidiary of the Borrower by a Lender or any of its Affiliates: (a) services under Cash Management Agreements; (b) products under Swap Contracts; and (c) other banking products or services, other than Letters of Credit.

Bank Product Reserve” means the aggregate amount of reserves established by Administrative Agent from time to time in its Permitted Discretion in respect of Secured Bank Product Obligations.

Base Rate” means for any day a fluctuating rate per annum equal to the highest of (a) the Federal Funds Rate plus 1/2 of 1%, (b) the Prime Rate, and (c) LIBOR for a 30 day interest period as of such day plus 1.00%; provided that in no event shall the Base Rate be less than zero.

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

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Beneficial Ownership Certification” means a certification regarding beneficial ownership as required by the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Administrative Agent.

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

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

Borrower” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.

Borrower Materials” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.

Borrowing” means a Revolving Credit Borrowing or a Swing Line Borrowing, as the context may require.

Borrowing Base” means, on any date of determination, an amount equal to the lesser of (a) the Aggregate Commitments; or (b) the sum, without duplication, of the following:

(i)85% of the Value of Eligible Accounts, plus

(ii)the lesser of (A) 80% of the Value of Eligible Unbilled Accounts or (B) $15,000,000, minus

(iii)the Availability Reserve.

No Borrowing Base calculation shall include the ABL Priority Collateral acquired in a Permitted Acquisition or otherwise outside the ordinary course of business until completion of applicable field examinations reasonably satisfactory to Administrative Agent (which shall not be included in the limits provided in Section 6.10(b)).

Borrowing Base Certificate” means a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit J or in such other form as is reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, by which the Borrower certifies the calculation of the Borrowing Base.

Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks are authorized to close under the Laws of, or are in fact closed in, the state where the Administrative Agent’s Office is located and, if such day relates to any LIBOR Loan, means any such day that is also a London Banking Day.

Capital Expenditures” means, with respect to any Person for any period, any expenditure in respect of the purchase or other acquisition of any fixed or capital asset; provided that Capital Expenditures shall not include any such expenditures relating to Capitalized Leases, purchase money obligations or Synthetic Lease Obligations, in each case, permitted pursuant to Section 7.02(f) or any such expenditures incurred in connection with Permitted Acquisitions permitted

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pursuant to Section 7.03(i).  For purposes of this definition, the purchase price of equipment that is purchased simultaneously with the trade-in of existing equipment or with insurance proceeds shall be included in Capital Expenditures only to the extent of the amount by which such purchase price exceeds the credit granted by the seller of such equipment for the equipment being traded in at such time or the amount of such insurance proceeds, as the case may be.

Capitalized Leases” means all leases that have been or should be, in accordance with GAAP, recorded as capitalized leases.

Cash Collateralize” means to pledge and deposit with or deliver to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, L/C Issuers or the Swing Line Lenders (as applicable) and the Lenders, as collateral for L/C Obligations or Obligations in respect of Swing Line Loans, or obligations of Lenders to fund participations in respect of either thereof (as the context may require), (a) cash or deposit account balances, (b) backstop letters of credit entered into on terms, from issuers and in amounts satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the applicable L/C Issuer, and/or (c) if the L/C Issuers or Swing Line Lenders benefitting from such collateral shall agree in its sole discretion, other credit support, in each case pursuant to documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to (x) the Administrative Agent and (y) the L/C Issuers, or the Swing Line Lenders (as applicable). Cash Collateral shall have a meaning correlative to the foregoing and shall include the proceeds of such cash collateral and other credit support.

Cash Dominion Trigger Period” means the period (a) commencing on the day that (i) an Event of Default occurs, or (ii) Availability is less than the greater of (x) 12.5% of the Borrowing Base or (y) $9,375,000, and (b) continuing until, during each of the preceding 30 consecutive days, no Default or Event of Default has existed and Availability has at all times exceeded the greater of (i) 12.5% of the Borrowing Base and (ii) $9,375,000.

Cash Equivalents” means any of the following types of Investments, to the extent owned by Parent or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries free and clear of all Liens (other than Liens created under the Collateral Documents and other Liens permitted hereunder):

(a)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;

(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 $1,000,000,000, in each case with maturities of not more than 180 days from the date of acquisition thereof;

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(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 180 days from the date of acquisition thereof; and

(d)Investments, classified in accordance with GAAP as current assets of Parent 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 comprised of least 95% of Investments of the character, quality and maturity described in clauses (a), (b) and (c) of this definition.

Cash Management Agreement” means any agreement to provide cash management services, including treasury, depository, overdraft, credit or debit card, electronic funds transfer and other cash management arrangements.

Cash Management Bank” means any Person in its capacity as a party to a Cash Management Agreement that, (a) at the time it enters into a Cash Management Agreement, is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender, or (b) at the time it (or its Affiliate) becomes a Lender, is a party to a Cash Management Agreement, in each case, in its capacity as a party to such Cash Management Agreement (even if such Person ceases to be a Lender or such Person’s Affiliate ceased to be a Lender); provided, however, that for any of the foregoing to be included as a “Secured Cash Management Agreement” on any date of determination by the Administrative Agent, the applicable Cash Management Bank (other than the Administrative Agent or an Affiliate of the Administrative Agent) must have delivered a Secured Party Designation Notice to the Administrative Agent prior to such date of determination.

CERCLA” means the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. § 9601 et seq.).

CERCLIS” means the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Information System maintained by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

CFC” means a Person that is a controlled foreign corporation under Section 957 of the Code.

Change in Law” means the occurrence, after the Closing Date, of any of the following: (a) the adoption or taking effect of any law, rule, regulation or treaty, (b) any change in any law, rule, regulation or treaty or in the administration, interpretation, implementation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority or (c) the making or issuance of any request, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) by any Governmental Authority, provided that notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (i) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines, or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith and (ii) all requests, rules, guidelines or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to

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Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a “Change in Law”, regardless of the date enacted, adopted or issued.

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

(a)any “person” or “group” (as such terms are used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Exchange Act, but excluding 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 or excluding the Permitted Holders) becomes the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Exchange Act, except that a person or group shall be deemed to have “beneficial ownership” of all securities that such person or group has the right to acquire, whether such right is exercisable immediately or only after the passage of time (such right, an “option right”)), on a fully-diluted basis and voting as one class, directly or indirectly, of over 35% of the equity securities of Parent entitled to vote for members of the board of directors or equivalent governing body of Parent 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); or

(b) During any period of 12 consecutive months, occupation of a majority of the seats (other than vacant seats) on the board of directors of the Parent ceases to be composed of individuals who were (x) directors of the Parent on the date of this Agreement or nominated or appointed by the board of directors of the Parent, (y) appointed by directors so nominated or appointed or (z) directors nominated or appointed by Crestview pursuant to that certain Subscription Agreement, dated July 13, 2018, entered into among the Parent, Crestview and certain other parties thereto (as in effect on the Closing Date); or

(c)[Reserved]

(d)a “change of control” or any comparable term under, and as defined in, any of the Term Loan Documents shall have occurred.

Closing Date” means the first date all the conditions precedent in Section 4.01 are satisfied or waived in accordance with Section 10.01.

Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and any successor statute.

Collateral” means all of the “Collateral” referred to in the Collateral Documents and all of the other property that is or is intended under the terms of the Collateral Documents to be subject to Liens in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties.

Collateral Documents” means, collectively, the Security Agreement, Security Agreement Supplements, security agreements, pledge agreements, landlord’s agreements, control agreements or other similar agreements delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 4.01 and Section 6.12, and each of the other agreements, instruments or documents that creates or purports to create a Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties.

Commitment” means, as to each Lender, its obligation to (a) make Revolving Credit Loans to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.01, (b) purchase participations in L/C Obligations, and (c) purchase participations in Swing Line Loans, in an aggregate principal amount at any one

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time outstanding not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Lenders name on Schedule 1.01(a) under the caption Commitment or opposite such caption in the Assignment and Assumption or joinder agreement pursuant to which such Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable, as such amount may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with this Agreement.

Commodity Exchange Act” means the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.), as amended from time to time, and any successor statute.

Compliance Certificate” means a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit D.

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

Consolidated EBITDA” means, at any date of determination, an amount equal to Consolidated Net Income of Parent and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis for the most recently completed Measurement Period plus (a) without duplication, the following to the extent deducted in calculating such Consolidated Net Income: (i) Consolidated Interest Charges, (ii) the provision for federal, state, local and foreign income taxes (including franchise taxes, other taxes measured by income and imposed in lieu of income taxes and similar taxes) payable, (iii) depreciation and amortization expense (including amortization of intangibles, but excluding amortization of prepaid cash expenses that were paid in a prior Measurement Period), (iv) impairment (other than any impairment in respect of Collateral) and other expenses reducing such Consolidated Net Income which do not represent a cash item in such period or any future period, (v) stock-based compensation expenses which do not represent a cash item in such period or any future period (in each case of or by Parent and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such Measurement Period), (vi) the write-off of unamortized deferred financing, legal and accounting costs in connection with the refinancing of any existing indebtedness on the Closing Date, (vii) prepayment premiums, redemption premiums, fees, and other amounts expensed in connection with the redemption or prepayment of any existing indebtedness on the Closing Date; (viii) with respect to any Investment or capital expenditure permitted hereunder in Frac Fleets made after the Closing Date, the actual non-capitalized cash costs associated with deploying such Frac Fleets for utilization in respect of a customer contract; provided that the aggregate amount of addbacks pursuant to this clause (viii) shall not to exceed $1,500,000 for each Frac Fleet during the term of this Agreement, (ix) investment banker fees (y) in the case of transactions which are not consummated, not to exceed $2,500,000 per annum and $5,000,000 during the terms of this Agreement and (z) in the case of transactions which are consummated, without limit, (x) travel and expense reimbursements of board members and cash fees paid to independent members of the Loan Parties’ boards of directors, in all cases in an aggregate amount not to exceed $1,000,000 per annum, (xi) extraordinary or non-recurring losses not to exceed (y) $2,500,000 in any consecutive four Fiscal Quarter period or (z) $5,000,000 in the aggregate, (xii) costs, fees, and expenses incurred in connection with (y) any amendment or supplement to, or modification of, the Term Loan Credit Agreement or any Term Loan Document or (z) this Agreement or any other Loan Document and any amendment, restatement or supplement to, or modification thereof, (xiii) any reasonable and customary fees, expenses, charges or losses (other than depreciation or amortization expense) related to any public or private sale of Qualified Capital Stock of Parent or options, warrants or rights with respect to its Qualified Capital Stock (other than sales made to any

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Subsidiary of Parent and sales of Disqualified Capital Stock) made for cash after the Closing Date, any Material Acquisitions, any Material Dispositions or the incurrence of Indebtedness permitted to be incurred under this Agreement (including a refinancing thereof), in each case regardless of whether successful, and including such fees, expenses, charges or losses related to (a) the Indebtedness under this Agreement and the Term Loan Agreement and (b) any amendment or other modification of the Loan Documents and the Term Loan Documents, in each case, deducted (and not added back) in computing such Consolidated Net Income; provided that the amounts added pursuant to this clause subclause (xiii), together with any amounts added pursuant to subclause (xii), shall not in the aggregate exceed, in any Measurement Period, 15% of Consolidated EBITDA for such Measurement Period (prior to giving effect to the addbacks pursuant to this subclause (xiii) and subclause (xii)), and (xiv) the amount of any restructuring charge or reserve, integration cost or other business optimization expense during such Measurement Period and severance costs; provided that the amounts added pursuant to this clause subclause (xiv), together with any amounts added pursuant to subclause (xiii) above, shall not in the aggregate exceed, in any Measurement Period, 15% of Consolidated EBITDA for such Measurement Period (prior to giving effect to the addbacks pursuant to subclause (xii) and this subclause (xiv)), and minus (b) the following to the extent included in calculating such Consolidated Net Income: (i) federal, state, local and foreign income tax credits and (ii) all non-cash items increasing Consolidated Net Income (in each case of or by Parent and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such Measurement Period).  Consolidated EBITDA shall be calculated for each Measurement Period, on a Pro Forma Basis, after giving effect to, without duplication, any Material Acquisition (as defined below) and any Material Disposition (as defined below) and, at the Borrowers election, any other Acquisition or Disposition, in each case, made during each period commencing on the first day of such period to and including the date of such transaction (the Reference Period) as if such Acquisition or Disposition and any related incurrence or repayment of Indebtedness occurred on the first day of the Reference Period.  As used in this definition, Material Acquisition means any Acquisition with Acquisition Consideration of $3,000,000 or more and Material Disposition means any Disposition resulting in net sale proceeds of $3,000,000 or more.

Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio” means the ratio, determined on a consolidated basis for Parent and its Restricted Subsidiaries for the most recent Measurement Period of (a) Consolidated EBITDA minus Capital Expenditures (except those financed with borrowed money other than Revolving Credit Loans or Equity Proceeds) and cash taxes paid, to (b) Consolidated Fixed Charges.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, for the purposes of calculating the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio and the components thereof, all Unrestricted Subsidiaries and their Subsidiaries (including their assets, liabilities, income, losses, cash flows, and the elements thereof) shall be excluded, except for any cash dividends or distributions actually paid by any Unrestricted Subsidiary or any of its Subsidiaries to a Loan Party, which shall be deemed to be income to such Loan Party when actually received by it.

Consolidated Fixed Charges” means the sum of Consolidated Interest Charges (other than payment-in-kind or amortization of fees and other non-cash items treated as interest in accordance with GAAP), scheduled principal payments and voluntary prepayments made on borrowed money (including purchase money Indebtedness, Attributable Indebtedness and the deferred purchase price of property or services), and Restricted Payments (including Permitted Seller Payments) made other than Restricted Payments permitted pursuant to Section 7.06(h).

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Consolidated Interest Charges means, for any Measurement Period, the sum of (a) all interest, premium payments, debt discount, fees, charges and related expenses in connection with borrowed money (including capitalized interest) or in connection with the deferred purchase price of assets, in each case to the extent treated as interest in accordance with GAAP, (b) all interest paid or payable with respect to discontinued operations and (c) the portion of rent expense under Capitalized Leases that is treated as interest in accordance with GAAP, in each case, of or by Parent and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis for the most recently completed Measurement Period.

Consolidated Net Income” means, at any date of determination, the net income (or loss) of Parent and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis for the most recently completed Measurement Period; provided that Consolidated Net Income shall exclude (a) extraordinary gains and extraordinary losses for such Measurement Period, (b) the net income of any Restricted Subsidiary during such Measurement Period to the extent that the declaration or payment of dividends or similar distributions by such Restricted Subsidiary of such income is not permitted by operation of the terms of its Organization Documents or any agreement, instrument or Law applicable to such Restricted Subsidiary during such Measurement Period, except that Parent’s equity in any net loss of any such Restricted Subsidiary for such Measurement Period shall be included in determining Consolidated Net Income, (c) any income (or loss) for such Measurement Period of any Person if such Person is not a Restricted Subsidiary, except that Parent’s equity in the net income of any such Person for such Measurement Period shall be included in Consolidated Net Income up to the aggregate amount of cash actually distributed by such Person during such Measurement Period to Parent or a Restricted Subsidiary as a dividend or other distribution (and in the case of a dividend or other distribution to a Restricted Subsidiary, such Restricted Subsidiary is not precluded from further distributing such amount to the Borrower as described in clause (b) of this proviso), and (d) the effects of non-cash adjustments in such Person’s consolidated financial statements pursuant to GAAP resulting from the application of “fresh start accounting” implemented in accordance with FASB ASC 852.

Consolidated Tangible Assets” means, with respect to any Person as of any date, the amount which, in accordance with GAAP, would be set forth under the caption “Total Assets” (or any like caption) on a consolidated balance sheet of such Person and its consolidated Subsidiaries, less all assets that are considered to be intangible assets under GAAP, including customer lists, goodwill, computer software, copyrights, trade names, trademarks, patents, franchises, licenses, unamortized deferred charges, unamortized debt discount and capitalized research and development costs.

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.

Control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of a Person, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise.  “Controlling” and “Controlled” have meanings correlative thereto.

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

Crestview” means Crestview Partners III GP, L.P., Crestview III USWS, L.P. and Crestview III USWS TE, LLC.

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 (a) when used with respect to Obligations other than Letter of Credit Fees, an interest rate equal to (i) the Base Rate plus (ii) the Applicable Rate applicable to Base Rate Loans plus (iii) 2% per annum; provided, however, that with respect to a LIBOR 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% per annum and (b) when used with respect to Letter of Credit Fees, a rate equal to the Applicable Rate plus 2% per annum.

Defaulting Lender” means, subject to Section 2.16(b), any Lender that (a) has failed to (i) fund all or any portion of its Loans within two (2) Business Days of the date such Loans were required to be funded hereunder unless such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Borrower in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s determination that one or more conditions precedent to funding (each of which conditions precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing) has not been satisfied, or (ii) pay to the Administrative Agent, any L/C Issuer, any Swing Line Lender or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder (including in respect of its participation in Letters of Credit or Swing Line Loans) within two (2) Business Days of the date when due, (b) has notified the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the applicable L/C Issuer or the applicable Swing Line Lender in writing that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations hereunder, or has made a public statement to that effect (unless such writing or public statement relates to such Lender’s obligation to fund a Loan hereunder and states that such position is based on such Lender’s determination that a condition precedent to funding (which condition precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing or public statement) cannot be satisfied), (c) has failed, within three (3) Business Days after written request by the Administrative Agent or the Borrower, to confirm in writing to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower 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 the Borrower), 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, (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) becomes subject to a Bail-In Action;

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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 any one or more of clauses (a) through (d) above, and the effective date of such status, shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error, and such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender (subject to Section 2.16(b)) as of the date established therefor by the Administrative Agent in a written notice of such determination, which shall be delivered by the Administrative Agent to the Borrower, each L/C Issuer, each Swing Line Lender and each other Lender promptly following such determination.

Delaware LLC means any limited liability company organized or formed under the laws of the State of Delaware.

Delaware Divided LLC” means any Delaware LLC which has been formed upon consummation of a Delaware LLC Division.

Delaware LLC Division” means the statutory division of any Delaware LLC into two or more Delaware LLCs pursuant to Section 18-217 of the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act.

Designated Jurisdiction” means any country or territory that is the target of a Sanction.

Dilution Percent” means the percent, determined for the Borrower’s most recent fiscal quarter, equal to (a) bad debt write-downs or write-offs, discounts, returns, promotions, credits, credit memos and other dilutive items with respect to Accounts, divided by (b) gross sales.

Dilution Reserve” means the aggregate amount of reserves in an amount equal to the Value of the Eligible Accounts multiplied by 1.0% for each percentage point (or portion thereof) that the Dilution Percent exceeds 5.0%.

Disqualified Capital Stock” means any Equity Interest which, by its terms (or by the terms of any security into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable), or upon the happening of any event, (a) matures (excluding any maturity as the result of an optional redemption by the issuer thereof) or is mandatorily redeemable for any consideration other than solely an Equity Interest in such Person (which would constitute Qualified Capital Stock), pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise, or is redeemable at the option of the holder thereof for any consideration other than solely an Equity Interest in such Person (which would constitute Qualified Capital Stock) at the option of the holder thereof, in whole or in part on or prior to the date that is 181 days after the earlier of the Maturity Date and payment in full of the Obligations, (b) is convertible into or exchangeable (unless at the sole option of the issuer thereof) for (i) debt securities or (ii) any Equity Interests other than Qualified Capital Stock, or (c) contains any repurchase obligation  at the option of the holder thereof on or prior to the date that is 181 days after the earlier of the Maturity Date and payment in full of the Obligations.

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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 and including any disposition of property to a Delaware Divided LLC pursuant to a Delaware LLC Division.

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

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

Dominion Account” means a special account established by the Borrower or any Guarantor at Bank of America or another bank reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, over which the Administrative Agent has exclusive control for withdrawal purposes.

Earn Out Obligation” means those contingent obligations of any Loan Party incurred in favor of a seller (or other third party entitled thereto) under or with respect to any Permitted Acquisition.

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

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

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

Eligible Account” means an Account owing to a Loan Party that arises in the ordinary course of business from the rendition of services, is invoiced and payable in Dollars and is deemed by the Administrative Agent, in its Permitted Discretion, to be an Eligible Account.  Without limiting the foregoing, no Account shall be an Eligible Account if (a) it is unpaid for more than 60 days after the original due date, or more than 90 days after the original invoice date; (b) 50% or more of the Accounts owing by the Account Debtor are not Eligible Accounts under the foregoing clause; (c) when aggregated with other Accounts owing by the same Account Debtor or affiliated Account Debtors, it exceeds (i) solely if the Account Debtor is (x) listed on Schedule 1.1(c) attached hereto or (y) is an Account Debtor whose corporate credit rating or senior debt rating, is BBB- or higher by S&P’s or Baa3 or higher by Moody’s 35% of the aggregate Eligible Accounts and (ii) otherwise, 20% of the aggregate Eligible Accounts (or such higher percentage as the Administrative Agent may establish for such Account Debtor from time to time) to the extent the obligations owing by such Account Debtor are in excess of such percentage; (d) any representation or warranty contained herein or in the Security Agreement with respect to such Account has been breached, or any covenant contained herein or in the Security Agreement with respect to such

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Account has been breached; (e) it is owing by a creditor or supplier, or is otherwise subject to a potential offset, counterclaim, dispute, deduction, discount, recoupment, reserve, defense, chargeback, credit or allowance (but ineligibility shall be limited to the amount thereof); (f) an Insolvency Proceeding has been commenced by or against the Account Debtor; or the Account Debtor has failed, has suspended or ceased doing business, is liquidating, dissolving or winding up its affairs, is not Solvent, or is subject to Sanctions or any specially designated nationals list maintained by OFAC; or such Loan Party is not able to bring suit or enforce remedies against the Account Debtor through judicial process; (g) the Account Debtor is organized or has its principal offices or assets outside the United States or Canada, unless the Administrative Agent shall have consented to such Account Debtor or the Account is supported by a letter of credit (delivered to and directly drawable by the Administrative Agent) or credit insurance reasonably satisfactory in all respects to the Administrative Agent; (h) it is owing by a Governmental Authority, unless the Account Debtor is the United States government or any department, agency or instrumentality thereof and the Account has been assigned to the Administrative Agent in compliance with the federal Assignment of Claims Act; (i) it is not subject to a duly perfected, first priority Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent, or is subject to any other Lien other than Liens that are permitted by Section 7.01(c); (j) the goods giving rise to it have not been delivered to the Account Debtor, the services giving rise to it have not been accepted by the Account Debtor, or it otherwise does not represent a final sale; (k) it is evidenced by Chattel Paper or an Instrument of any kind, or has been reduced to judgment; (l) it arises from a sale of goods, from a sale to an Affiliate, from a sale on a cash-on-delivery, credit card, bill-and-hold, sale-or-return, sale-on-approval, consignment, or other repurchase or return basis, or from a sale for personal, family or household purposes; (m) it represents a progress billing or retainage, or relates to services for which a performance, surety or completion bond or similar assurance has been issued; or (n) it includes a billing for interest, fees or late charges, but ineligibility shall be limited to the extent thereof.  In calculating delinquent portions of Accounts under clauses (a) and (b), credit balances more than 90 days old will be excluded.

Eligible Assignee” means any Person that meets the requirements to be an assignee under Section 10.06(b)(iii) and (iv) (subject to such consents, if any, as may be required under Section 10.06(b)(iii)).

Eligible Unbilled Account” means an Account owing to a Loan Party which would qualify as an Eligible Account except that the invoice with respect thereto has not yet been submitted to the Account Debtor, so long as the period following the date on which such Loan Party recognizes such Account in its books and records and prior to the date of the issuance of the invoice with respect thereto is not more than 30 days.

Environmental Laws” means any and all federal, state, local, and foreign statutes, laws, regulations, ordinances, rules, judgments, orders, decrees, permits, concessions, grants, franchises, licenses, agreements or governmental restrictions relating to pollution and the protection of the environment or the release of any materials into the environment, including those related to hazardous substances or wastes, air emissions and discharges to waste or public systems.

Environmental Liability” means any liability, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of environmental remediation, fines, penalties or indemnities), of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any of their respective Subsidiaries directly or indirectly

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resulting from or based upon (a) violation of any Environmental Law, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage, treatment or disposal of any Hazardous Materials, (c) exposure to any Hazardous Materials, (d) the release or threatened release of any Hazardous Materials into the environment or (e) any contract, agreement or other consensual arrangement pursuant to which liability is assumed or imposed with respect to any of the foregoing.

Environmental Permit” means any permit, approval, 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 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 (provided, however, that debt securities that are or by their terms may be convertible or exchangeable into or for Equity Interests shall not constitute Equity Interests prior to conversion or exchange thereof).

Equity Proceeds” means cash proceeds from the issuance of Qualified Capital Stock.

ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended.

ERISA Affiliate” means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) under common control with the Borrower within the meaning of 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).

ERISA Event” means (a) a Reportable Event with respect to a Pension Plan; (b) the withdrawal of the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from a Pension Plan subject to Section 4063 of ERISA during a plan year in which such entity 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 the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from a Multiemployer Plan; (d) the filing of a notice of intent to terminate or the treatment of a Pension Plan amendment as a termination under Section 4041 or 4041A of ERISA; (e) the institution by the PBGC of proceedings to terminate a Pension Plan; (f) any 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; (g) the determination that any Pension Plan is considered an at-risk plan or a plan in endangered or critical status within the meaning of Sections 430, 431 and 432 of the Code or Sections 303, 304 and 305 of ERISA; or (h) 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 the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate.

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

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Event of Default” has the meaning specified in Section 8.01.

Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Excluded Accounts” means an account exclusively used for tax withholding, payroll, payroll taxes, employee benefits (including workers’ compensation, unemployed insurance or other forms of governmental insurance or benefits).

Excluded Property” shall have the meaning set forth in the Security Agreement.

Excluded Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Guarantor, any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, all or a portion of the Guaranty of such Guarantor of, or the grant by such Guarantor of a security interest to secure, such Swap Obligation (or any Guaranty thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof) by virtue of such Guarantor’s failure for any reason to constitute an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act (determined after giving effect to Section 10.19 and any other “keepwell, support or other agreement” for the benefit of such Guarantor and any and all guarantees of such Guarantor’s Swap Obligations by other Loan Parties) at the time the Guaranty of such Guarantor, or a grant by such Guarantor of a security interest, becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation.  If a Swap Obligation arises under a master agreement governing more than one swap, such exclusion shall apply only to the portion of such Swap Obligation that is attributable to swaps for which such Guaranty or security interest is or becomes excluded in accordance with the first sentence of this definition.

Excluded Taxes” means, with respect to any Recipient of any payment to be made by or on account of any obligation of the Borrower hereunder, (a) Taxes imposed on or measured by its overall net income (however denominated), franchise Taxes, and branch profits Taxes, in each case, (i) imposed as a result of such Recipient being organized under the laws of, or having its principal office or, in the case of any Lender, its applicable lending office located in, the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (or any political subdivision thereof) or (ii) that are Other Connection Taxes (b) in the case of a Lender, any United States withholding Tax that is imposed on amounts payable to or for the account of such Lender pursuant to the Laws in effect on the date on which (i) such Lender acquires an interest in the Loan or Commitment, or (ii) such Lender designates a new Lending Office, except to the extent that such Lender (or its assignor, if any) was entitled, at the time of designation of a new Lending Office (or assignment), to receive additional amounts from the Borrower with respect to such withholding Tax pursuant to Section 3.01(a), (c) Taxes attributable to such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 3.01(e), and (d) any U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed by FATCA.

FASB ASC” means the Accounting Standards Codification of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

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.

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Federal Funds Rate” means, for any day, (a) the weighted average per annum interest rate on overnight federal funds transactions with members of the Federal Reserve System on the applicable day (or the preceding Business Day, if the applicable day is not a Business Day), as published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on the next Business Day; or (b) if the rate is not so published, the average per annum rate (rounded up to the nearest 1/8 of 1%) charged to Bank of America on the applicable day on such transactions, as determined by the Administrative Agent; provided, that in no event shall the Federal Funds Rate be less than zero.

Financial Covenant Trigger Period” means the period (a) commencing on the day that Availability is less than the greater of (i) 10.0% of the Borrowing Base or (ii) $7,500,000, and (b) continuing until, during each of the preceding 30 consecutive days, (i) Availability has at all times exceeded the greater of (x) 10.0% of the Borrowing Base and (y) $7,500,000.

Financial Officer” means the chief executive officer, chief financial officer, treasurer or controller.

Foreign Lender” means any Lender that is not a U.S. Person.

Frac Fleet” means all equipment, vehicles, labor and materials used to perform hydraulic fracturing services as part of the exploration and production of oil, natural gas and related products.

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, (a) with respect to the L/C Issuers, such Defaulting Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the outstanding L/C Obligations 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, (b) with respect to the Swing Line Lenders, such Defaulting Lender’s Applicable Percentage of Swing Line Loans other than Swing Line Loans as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Lenders or Cash Collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof and (c) with respect to the Administrative Agent, such Defaulting Lender’s Applicable Percentage of Protective Advances other than Protective Advances as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Lenders or Cash Collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof.

Fund” means any Person (other than a natural person) that is (or will be) engaged in making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its activities.

GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States set forth from time to time 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 agencies with similar functions of comparable stature and authority within the accounting profession) including, without limitation, the FASB Accounting Standards Codification, that are applicable to the circumstances as of the date of determination, consistently applied and subject to Section 1.03.

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Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States or any other nation, or of any political subdivision thereof, whether state or local, and any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government (including any supra-national bodies such as the European Union or the European Central Bank).

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.

Guarantors” means, collectively, the entities listed on Schedule 6.12 and each other Domestic Subsidiary of the Parent (other than another Borrower) that shall be required to execute and deliver a guaranty or guaranty supplement pursuant to Section 6.12 and with respect to the payment and performance by each Specified Loan Party of its obligations under its Guaranty with respect to all Swap Obligations, the Borrower.

Guaranty” means the Guaranty made by the Guarantors in favor of the Secured Parties, together with each other guaranty and guaranty supplement delivered pursuant to Section 6.12.

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

Hedge Bank” means any Person in its capacity as a party to Swap Contract that, (a) at the time it enters into an interest rate Swap Contract not prohibited under Article VI or VII, is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender, or (b) at the time it (or its Affiliate) becomes a Lender, is a party to Swap Contract not prohibited under Article VI or VII, in each case, in its capacity as a party to

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such Swap Contract (even if such Person ceases to be a Lender or such Person’s Affiliate ceased to be a Lender); provided, in the case of a Secured Hedge Agreement with a Person who is no longer a Lender (or Affiliate of a Lender), such Person shall be considered a Hedge Bank only through the stated termination date (without extension or renewal) of such Secured Hedge Agreement and provided further that for any of the foregoing to be included as a “Secured Hedge Agreement” on any date of determination by the Administrative Agent, the applicable Hedge Bank (other than the Administrative Agent or an Affiliate of the Administrative Agent) must have delivered a Secured Party Designation Notice to the Administrative Agent prior to such date of determination.

Holdco” means USWS Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.

Immaterial Domestic Subsidiary” means any Domestic Subsidiary that (i) does not own any ABL Priority Collateral, (ii) generates less than 2.5% of Consolidated EBITDA for the Measurement Period most recently ended for which financial statements of the Borrower are available, and (iii) owns net assets that have an aggregate fair market value of less than 2.5% of Consolidated Tangible Assets of the Borrower as of the end of the fiscal quarter most recently ended.

Indebtedness” means, as to any Person at a particular time, without duplication, all of the following, whether or not included as indebtedness or liabilities in accordance with GAAP:

(a)all obligations of such Person for borrowed money and all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes, loan agreements or other similar instruments;

(b)the maximum amount of 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; provided that Indebtedness shall not include such Person’s obligations with respect to any letter of credit to the extent that such obligations are cash collateralized;

(c)net obligations of such Person under any Swap Contract;

(d)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 and not past due for more than 120 days (unless being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings for which reserves and other appropriate provisions, if any, required by GAAP shall have been made));

(e)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; provided that, if such indebtedness is limited in recourse, then the amount of such indebtedness for purposes of this Agreement will not exceed the fair market value of such property;

(f)all Attributable Indebtedness with respect to Capitalized Leases and Synthetic Lease Obligations of such Person and all Synthetic Debt of such Person;

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(g)all Disqualified Capital Stock; and

(h)all Guarantees of such Person in respect of any of the foregoing.

(i)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 net obligation under any Swap Contract on any date shall be deemed to be the Swap Termination Value thereof as of such date.

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

Indemnitees” has the meaning specified in Section 10.04(b).

Information” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07.

Insolvency Proceeding” means any case or proceeding commenced by or against a Person under any state, federal or foreign law for, or any agreement of such Person to, (a) the entry of an order for relief under the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, or any other insolvency, debtor relief or debt adjustment law; (b) the appointment of a receiver, trustee, liquidator, administrator, conservator or other custodian for such Person or any part of its property; or (c) an assignment or trust mortgage for the benefit of creditors.

Interest Payment Date” means, (a) as to any LIBOR Loan, the last day of each Interest Period applicable to such Loan and the Maturity Date and (b) as to any Base Rate Loan or Swing Line Loan, the first day of each April, July, October and January and the Maturity Date.

Interest Period” means, as to each LIBOR Loan, the period commencing on the date such LIBOR Loan is disbursed or converted to or continued as a LIBOR Loan and ending on the date one, two or three months thereafter (in each case, subject to availability), as selected by the Borrower in its Revolving Credit Loan Notice; provided that:

(a)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;

(b)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

(c)no Interest Period shall extend beyond the Maturity Date.

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 Equity Interests of

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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 interest in, another Person, or (c) an Acquisition.  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.

Intercreditor Agreement” means an Intercreditor Agreement among the Administrative Agent, the Term Loan Agent and the Loan Parties, each in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, as the same may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time

IP Rights” has the meaning specified in Section 5.17.

IRS” means the United States Internal Revenue Service.

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

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 an L/C Issuer and the Borrower (or any Subsidiary) or in favor of an L/C Issuer and relating to such Letter of Credit.

Laws” means, collectively, all international, foreign, federal, state and local statutes, treaties, rules, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, codes and administrative or judicial precedents or authorities, including the interpretation or administration thereof by any Governmental Authority charged with the enforcement, interpretation or administration thereof, and all applicable administrative orders, directed duties, requests, licenses, authorizations and permits of, and agreements with, any Governmental Authority, in each case whether or not having the force of law.

L/C Advance” means, with respect to each Lender, such Lender’s funding of its participation in any L/C Borrowing in accordance with its Applicable Percentage.

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

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

L/C Issuer” means each of Bank of America in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, or any additional issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder selected by the Borrower and acceptable to the Administrative Agent.

L/C Obligations” means, as at any date of determination, the aggregate amount available to be drawn under all outstanding Letters of Credit plus the aggregate of all Unreimbursed Amounts, including all L/C Borrowings.  For purposes of computing the amount available to be

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drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.06.  For all purposes of this Agreement, if on any date of determination a Letter of Credit has expired by its terms but any amount may still be drawn thereunder by reason of the operation of Rule 3.14 of the ISP, such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be “outstanding” in the amount so remaining available to be drawn.

Lender” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto and, as the context requires, includes any Swing Line Lender.

Lending Office” means, as to any Lender, the office or offices of such Lender described on Schedule 10.02 or such other office or offices as a Lender may from time to time notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.

Letter of Credit” means any standby letter of credit issued hereunder.

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 an L/C Issuer.

Letter of Credit Expiration Date” means the day that is seven days prior to the Maturity Date then in effect (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(h).

Letter of Credit Report” means a certificate substantially the form of Exhibit H or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion.

Letter of Credit Sublimit” means an amount equal to $25,000,000.  The Letter of Credit Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Aggregate Commitments.

LIBOR” means the per annum rate of interest (rounded up to the nearest 1/8th of 1%) determined by the Administrative Agent at or about 11:00 a.m. (London time) two Business Days prior to an Interest Period, for a term equivalent to such period, equal to the London interbank offered rate, or comparable or successor rate approved by the Administrative Agent, as published on the applicable Reuters screen page (or other commercially available source designated by the Administrative Agent from time to time); provided that any comparable or successor rate shall be applied by the Administrative Agent, if administratively feasible, in a manner consistent with market practice; and provided further, that in no event shall LIBOR be less than zero.

LIBOR Loan” means a Loan that bears interest based on LIBOR or each set of Loans bearing interest based on LIBOR having a common length and commencement of Interest Period, as context requires.

LIBOR Screen Rate” has the meaning specified in Section 1.09.

LIBOR Successor Rate” has the meaning specified in Section 1.09.

LIBOR Successor Rate Conforming Changes” means with respect to any proposed LIBOR Successor Rate, any conforming changes to this Agreement, including changes to Base

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Rate, Interest Period, timing and frequency of determining rates and payments of reasonable interest and other administrative matters as may be appropriate, in the Administrative Agent’s discretion in consultation with the Borrower, to reflect the adoption of such LIBOR Successor Rate and to permit its administration by the Administrative Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice (or, if the Administrative Agent determines that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or that no market practice for the administration of such LIBOR Successor Rate exists, in such other manner of administration as the Administrative Agent reasonably determines in consultation with the Borrower).  Such changes shall provide that the LIBOR Successor Rate cannot be less than zero for purposes of this Agreement.

License” means any license or agreement under which a Loan Party is authorized to use IP Rights in connection with any manufacture, marketing, distribution or disposition of the ABL Priority Collateral, any use of property or any other conduct of its business.

Lien” means any mortgage, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, deposit arrangement, encumbrance, lien (statutory or other), charge, or preference, priority or other security interest or preferential arrangement in the nature of a security interest 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).

Lien Waiver” means an agreement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, by which, for any books and records of any Loan Party located on leased premises, the lessor waives or subordinates any Lien it may have on such Collateral, and agrees to permit the Administrative Agent to enter upon the premises and remove such Collateral or to use the premises to store or dispose of such Collateral.

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

Loan Documents” means, collectively, (a) this Agreement, (b) the Notes, (c) the Guaranty, (d) the Collateral Documents, (e) the Intercreditor Agreement, (f) each Issuer Document, (g) any arrangements entered into by any L/C Issuer and the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.03(a)(iii), and (h) any agreement creating or perfecting rights in Cash Collateral pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.15 of this Agreement.

Loan Parties” means, collectively, the Borrower and each Guarantor.

London Banking Day” means any day on which dealings in Dollar deposits are conducted by and between banks in the London interbank eurodollar market.

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 financial condition of the Borrower or Parent 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 of the ability of the Loan Parties, taken as a whole, to perform their obligations

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under the Loan Documents; 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.

Material Contract” means, with respect to any Person, any agreement or instrument to which such Person is a party (other than the Loan Documents) (a) that is deemed to be a material contract under any securities law applicable to such Person, including the Securities Act of 1933, (b) that relates to Indebtedness of such Person with an aggregate principal amount in excess of $10,000,000 or (c) for which breach, termination, nonperformance or failure to renew could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

Material Loan Party” shall mean (a) the Borrower, (b) the Guarantors and (c) any Restricted Subsidiary that (i) owns any Collateral, (ii) generates more than 5.0% of Consolidated EBITDA for the Measurement Period most recently ended for which financial statements of Parent and its Subsidiaries are available or (iii) owns net assets that have an aggregate fair market value of 5.0% or more of Consolidated Tangible Assets of the Borrower as of the end of the previous fiscal quarter.

Maturity Date” means (a) the earlier of May 7, 2024 and (b) the date that 91st day prior to the maturity date of the Term Loan Indebtedness; provided, however, that in each case, if such date is not a Business Day, the Maturity Date shall be the next preceding Business Day

Measurement Period” means, at any date of determination, (a) the most recently completed four fiscal quarters of Parent if a Monthly Financial Reporting Trigger Period is not then in effect and has not been in effect for the preceding 30 days or (b) at any other time, the most recently completed twelve calendar months.

Minimum Collateral Amount” means, at any time, (a) with respect to Cash Collateral consisting of cash or deposit account balances provided to reduce or eliminate Fronting Exposure during any period when a Lender constitutes a Defaulting Lender, an amount equal to 103% of the Fronting Exposure of the L/C Issuer with respect to Letters of Credit issued and outstanding at such time, (b) with respect to Cash Collateral consisting of cash or deposit account balances provided in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.15(a)(i) or (a)(ii), an amount equal to 103% of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations, and (c) otherwise, an amount determined by the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer in their reasonable discretion.

Monthly Financial Reporting Trigger Period” means the period (a) commencing on the day that Availability is less than the greater of (i) 12.5% of the Borrowing Base or (ii) $9,375,000, and (b) continuing until, during each of the preceding 30 consecutive days, Availability has at all times exceeded the greater of (i) 12.5% of the Borrowing Base or (ii) $9,375,000.

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

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

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Multiple Employer Plan” means a Plan which has two or more contributing sponsors (including the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate) at least two of whom are not under common control, as such a plan is described in Section 4064(a) of ERISA.

Non-Consenting Lender” means any Lender that does not approve any consent, waiver or amendment that (a) requires the approval of all Lenders or all affected Lenders in accordance with the terms of Section 10.01 and (b) has been approved by the Required Lenders.

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

Note” means a promissory note made by the Borrower in favor of a Lender evidencing Revolving Credit Loans, made by such Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit C.

Notice of Loan Prepayment” means a notice of prepayment with respect to a Loan, which shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit F or such other form as may be approved by the Administrative Agent (including any form on an electronic platform or electronic transmission system as shall be approved by the Administrative Agent), appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer.

NPL” means the National Priorities List under CERCLA.

Obligations” means all advances to, and debts, liabilities, obligations, covenants and duties of, any Loan Party arising under any Loan Document or otherwise with respect to any Loan, Letter of Credit, Protective Advance, Secured Cash Management Agreement or Secured Hedge Agreement, in each case whether direct or indirect (including those acquired by assumption), absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising and including interest and fees that accrue after the commencement by or against any Loan Party or any 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; provided that Obligations of a Guarantor shall exclude any Excluded Swap Obligations with respect to such Guarantor.

OFAC” means the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the United States Department of the Treasury.

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 Connection Taxes” means, with respect to any Recipient, Taxes imposed as a result of a present or former connection between such Recipient and the jurisdiction imposing such Tax

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(other than connections arising from such Recipient having executed, delivered, become a party to, performed its obligations under, received payments under, received or perfected a security interest under, engaged in any other transaction pursuant to or enforced any Loan Document, or sold or assigned an interest in any Loan or Loan Document).

Other Taxes” means all present or future stamp, court or documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes that arise from any payment made under, from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, from the receipt or perfection of a security interest under, or otherwise with respect to, any Loan Document, except any such Taxes that are Other Connection Taxes imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 3.06(b)).

Outstanding Amount” means (a) with respect to Loans on any date, the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereof after giving effect to any borrowings and prepayments or repayments of the Loans, as the case may be, occurring on such date, and (b) with respect to any L/C Obligations on any date, the amount of such L/C Obligations on such date after giving effect to any L/C Credit Extension occurring on such date and any other changes in the aggregate amount of the L/C Obligations as of such date, including as a result of any reimbursements by the Loan Parties of Unreimbursed Amounts.

Overadvance” means the amount by which Total Outstandings exceed the Borrowing Base at any time.

Parent” means U.S. Wells, Inc., a Delaware corporation.

Participant” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(d).

Participant Register” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(d).

Patriot Act” means the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, Pub. L. No. 107-56, 115 Stat. 272 (2001).

Payment Conditions” means, in the case of Acquisitions, Investments, prepayments of Indebtedness and Restricted Payments, that no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would result therefrom and the following:

(a)either:

(i)Availability shall be higher than the greater of (A) 17.5% of the Borrowing Base and (B) $13,125,000, in each case on a pro forma basis for each day during the consecutive 30-day period immediately preceding such transaction and after giving effect thereto as though such Acquisition, Investment, Restricted Payment or prepayment of Indebtedness (and any Loans being requested to fund any part thereof) had been made on the first day of such 30-day period; or

(ii)both (A) the Pro Forma Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio after giving effect to such transaction shall be greater than 1.25 to 1.00 for the most recently

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reported Measurement Period, and (B) Availability shall be higher than the greater of (1) 15.0% of the Borrowing Base and (2) $11,250,000, in the case of this subclause (B) on a pro forma basis for each day during the consecutive 30-day period immediately preceding such transaction and after giving effect thereto as though such Acquisition, Investment, Restricted Payment or prepayment of Indebtedness (and any Loans being requested to fund any part thereof) had been made on the first day of such 30-day period;

(b)delivery to Administrative Agent at least three (3) Business Days and not more than five (5) Business Days prior to the date of the proposed Acquisition, Investment, Restricted Payment or prepayment of Indebtedness of a certificate signed by a Financial Officer of the Borrower giving notice of the intent to consummate such Acquisition, prepayment of Indebtedness, Investment, Restricted Payment or prepayment of Indebtedness and certifying compliance with the applicable foregoing conditions (including calculations of Availability and Borrowing Base for the applicable days and, if applicable, of the Pro Forma Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio).

PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

Pension Act” means the Pension Protection Act of 2006.

Pension Funding Rules” means the rules of the Code and ERISA regarding minimum required contributions (including any installment payment thereof) to Pension Plans and set forth in, with respect to plan years ending prior to the effective date of the Pension Act, Section 412 of the Code and Section 302 of ERISA, each as in effect prior to the Pension Act and, thereafter, Section 412, 430, 431, 432 and 436 of the Code and Sections 302, 303, 304 and 305 of ERISA.

Pension Plan” means any employee pension benefit plan (including a Multiple Employer Plan or a Multiemployer Plan) that is maintained or is contributed to by the Borrower and any ERISA Affiliate and is either covered by Title IV of ERISA or is subject to the minimum funding standards under Section 412 of the Code.

Perfection Certificate” shall have the meaning set forth in the Security Agreement.

Permitted Acquisition” means, with respect to the Borrower or any Guarantor, (i) any Acquisition by such Person for which the Acquisition Consideration consists solely of Qualified Capital Stock or Equity Proceeds or any combination of Qualified Capital Stock and Equity Proceeds of the Borrower, so long as no Default or Event of Default exists at the time of such Acquisition and the Acquisition could not reasonably be expected to cause a Default or Event of Default immediately after giving effect thereto, or (ii) any other Acquisition by such Person that satisfies each of the following requirements:

(a)no Default or Event of Default exists and the Acquisition could not reasonably be expected to cause a Default or Event of Default immediately after giving effect thereto;

(b)the Acquisition is not hostile;

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(c)the lines of business of the Person to be (or the property of which is to be) so purchased or otherwise acquired shall be substantially the same lines of business as one or more of the principal businesses of the Borrower and their Subsidiaries in the ordinary course;

(d)the requirements of Section 6.12 are satisfied;

(e)the Payment Conditions are satisfied before and after giving effect thereto; and

(f)the Borrower shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent and each Lender, at least five Business Days prior to the date on which any such Acquisition is to be consummated, a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Borrower, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders, certifying that all of the foregoing requirements have been satisfied or will be satisfied on or prior to the date on which such Acquisition is consummated.

Permitted Discretion” means a determination made in good faith and in the exercise of commercially reasonable (from the perspective of a secured asset-based lender) business judgment.

Permitted Holders” means Crestview, Regiment Capital Special Situations Fund V, L.P., and David J. Matlin, together with their respective Affiliates.

Permitted Seller Payment” means aggregate cash distributions by Parent or its Subsidiaries to the former members of a limited liability company acquired by Parent or its Subsidiaries through an Acquisition and required to be paid under a tax receivable agreement or similar arrangement.

Permitted Tax Distributions” means dividends or other distributions paid from time to time (which may be estimated and paid no more frequently than quarterly) by Borrower to the holders of its Equity Interests (and, in turn, by such holders to the respective holders of their Equity Interests) not to exceed in the aggregate in any fiscal year an amount equal to the federal and state income taxes of the holders of Borrower’s Equity Interests which are attributable to the taxable income of Borrower and its Subsidiaries reasonably estimated in good by the Borrower.

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 within the meaning of Section 3(3) of ERISA (including a Pension Plan), maintained for employees of the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate or any such Plan to which the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate is required to contribute on behalf of any of its employees.

Platform” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.

Prime Rate” means the rate of interest announced by Bank of America from time to time as its prime rate.  Such rate is set by Bank of America on the basis of various factors, including its costs and desired return, general economic conditions and other factors, and is used as a reference point for pricing some loans, which may be priced at, above or below such rate.  Any change in

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such rate publicly announced by Bank of America shall take effect at the opening of business on the day specified in the announcement.

Pro Forma Basis” means on a basis in accordance with GAAP and Regulation S X and otherwise reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

Pro Forma Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio” means the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio, redetermined on a pro forma basis to include the prepayment of Indebtedness or Restricted Payment, as applicable, as a Consolidated Fixed Charge.

Protective Advances” has the meaning specified in Section 2.17.

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 6.02.

Qualified Capital Stock” of any Person means any capital stock of such person that is not Disqualified Capital Stock; provided that such capital stock shall not be deemed Qualified Capital Stock to the extent sold or owed to a Subsidiary of such person or financed, directly or indirectly, using funds (1) borrowed from such person or any Subsidiary of such person until and to the extent such borrowing is repaid or (2) contributed, extended, guaranteed or advanced by such person or any Subsidiary of such person (including, without limitation, in respect of any employee stock ownership or benefit plan).  Unless otherwise specified, Qualified Capital Stock refers to Qualified Capital Stock of Parent.

Qualified ECP Guarantor” means, at any time, each Loan Party with total assets exceeding $10,000,000 or that qualifies at such time as an “eligible contract participant” under the Commodity Exchange Act and can cause another Person to qualify as an “eligible contract participant” at such time under Section 1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the Commodity Exchange Act.

Recipient” means (a) any Lender, (b) any L/C Issuer and (c) the Administrative Agent, as applicable.

Register” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(c).

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

Removal Effective Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.06.

Rent and Charges Reserve” means a reserve at least equal to three months rent and other charges that could be payable to any such Person on any locations where books and records of a Loan Party are located, unless it has executed a Lien Waiver.  Rent payable under Capitalized Leases will not be included in the Rent and Charges Reserve.

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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.

Request for Credit Extension” means (a) with respect to a Revolving Credit Borrowing, conversion or continuation of Revolving Credit Loans, a Revolving Credit 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, two or more unaffiliated Lenders holding more than 50% of the sum of the (a) Total Outstandings (with the aggregate amount of each Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans being deemed “held” by such Lender for purposes of this definition) and (b) aggregate unused Commitments; provided that the unused 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.

Resignation Effective Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.06.

Responsible Officer” means (i) a Financial Officer of a Loan Party, (ii) solely for purposes of the delivery of incumbency certificates pursuant to Section 4.01, the secretary or any assistant secretary of a Loan Party and (iii) solely for purposes of notices given pursuant to Article II, any other officer or employee of the applicable Loan Party so designated by any of the foregoing officers in a notice to the Administrative Agent or any other officer or employee of the applicable Loan Party designated in or pursuant to an agreement between the applicable Loan Party and the Administrative Agent.  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 Payment” means any (i) dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property) with respect to any capital stock or other Equity Interest of any Person or any of its Subsidiaries, (ii) 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, or on account of any return of capital to any Person’s stockholders, partners or members (or the equivalent of any thereof), or any option, warrant or other right to acquire any such dividend or other distribution or payment or (iii) any Permitted Seller Payment.

Restricted Subsidiary” means any direct or indirect Domestic Subsidiary of Parent that is not an Unrestricted Subsidiary.

Revolving Credit Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of simultaneous Revolving Credit Loans of the same Type and, in the case of LIBOR Loans, having the same Interest Period made by each of the Lenders pursuant to Section 2.01.

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

Revolving Credit Loan Notice” means a notice of (a) a Revolving Credit Borrowing, (b) a conversion of Loans from one Type to the other, or (c) a continuation of LIBOR Loans, pursuant

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to Section 2.02(a), which, if in writing, shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A, or such other form as may be approved by the Administrative Agent (including any form on an electronic platform or electronic transmission system, including electronic mail, as shall be approved by the Administrative Agent), appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower.

Revolving Credit Usage” means the sum of (a) the Outstanding Amount of Revolving Credit Loans plus (b) the Outstanding Amount of L/C Obligations.

Royalties” means all royalties, fees, expense reimbursement and other amounts payable by a Loan Party under a License.

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

Sanction” means any sanction administered or enforced by the United States Government (including, without limitation, OFAC), the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, Her Majesty’s Treasury or other relevant sanctions authority.

Scheduled Unavailability Date” has the meaning specified in Section 1.09.

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

Secured Bank Product Obligations” means all debt, obligations and other liabilities owing under Secured Cash Management Agreements and Secured Hedge Agreements; provided that Secured Bank Product Obligations of a Loan Party shall not include the Excluded Swap Obligations of such Loan Party.

Secured Cash Management Agreement” means any Cash Management Agreement that is entered into by and between the Borrower or any Subsidiary and any Cash Management Bank which has delivered a Secured Party Designation Notice.

Secured Hedge Agreement” means any interest rate Swap Contract permitted under Article VII that is entered into by and between the Borrower or any Subsidiary and any Hedge Bank which has delivered a Secured Party Designation Notice.

Secured Parties” means, collectively, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders, the L/C Issuers, the Hedge Banks, the Cash Management Banks, each co-agent or sub-agent appointed by the Administrative Agent from time to time pursuant to Section 9.05, and the other Persons the Obligations owing to which are or are purported to be secured by the Collateral under the terms of the Collateral Documents.

Secured Party Designation Notice” means a notice from any Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit G, (a) describing the Secured Cash Management Agreement or Secured Hedge Agreement and setting forth the maximum amount to be secured by the Collateral and the methodology to be used in calculating such amount and (b) agreeing to be bound by Section 9.11.

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Security Agreement” means that certain Guarantee and Collateral Agreement dated as of the Closing Date, as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, executed by each of the Loan Parties in favor of the Administrative Agent.

Security Agreement Supplement” means the form of supplement attached to the Security Agreement as Annex I.

Solvent” and “Solvency” mean, with respect to any Person and its subsidiaries, when taken as a whole on a consolidated basis, on any date of determination, after taking into account all other payments made by, and indemnification payments from, and reimbursement and contribution obligations of, any other Persons with respect thereto, that on such date (a) the fair value of the property of such Person and its consolidated subsidiaries is greater than the total amount of liabilities, including contingent liabilities, of such Person and its consolidated subsidiaries, (b) the present fair saleable value of the assets of such Person and its consolidated subsidiaries is not less than the amount that will be required to pay the probable liability of such Person and its consolidated subsidiaries on its debts as they become absolute and matured, (c) such Person and its consolidated subsidiaries do not intend to, and does not believe that it will, incur debts or liabilities beyond such Person’s and its consolidated subsidiaries’ ability to pay such debts and liabilities as they mature, (d) such Person and its consolidated subsidiaries is not engaged in business or a transaction, and is not about to engage in business or a transaction, for which such Person’s and its consolidated subsidiaries’ property would constitute an unreasonably small capital, and (e) such Person and its consolidated subsidiaries is able to pay its debts and liabilities, contingent obligations and other commitments as they mature in the ordinary course of business.  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.

Specified Loan Party” means any Loan Party that is not an “eligible contract participant” under the Commodity Exchange Act (determined prior to giving effect to Section 10.19).

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 Borrower.

Super Majority Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, two or more unaffiliated Lenders holding more than 66 2/3% of the sum of the (a) Total Outstandings (with the aggregate amount of each Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans being deemed “held” by such Lender for purposes of this definition) and (b) aggregate unused Commitments; provided that the unused 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 Super Majority Lenders.

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

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

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).

Swing Line Borrowing” means a borrowing of a Swing Line Loan pursuant to Section 2.04.

Swing Line Lender” means Bank of America, in its capacity as provider of Swing Line Loans, and, at the request of the Borrower and subject to the consent of the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion, any other swing line lender that agrees to act as a provider of Swing Line Loans, or, in each case, any successor swing line lender hereunder acceptable to the Administrative Agent.

Swing Line Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.04(a).

Swing Line Loan Notice” means a notice of a Swing Line Borrowing pursuant to Section 2.04(b), which, if in writing, shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit B or such other form as approved by the Administrative Agent (including any form on an electronic platform or electronic transmission system as shall be approved by the Administrative Agent), appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower.

Swing Line Sublimit” means, with respect to each Swing Line Lender, an amount equal to the lesser of (a) the amount set forth on Schedule 1.01(a) with respect to such Lender as its

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Swing Line Sublimit (as updated from time to time) and (b) the Aggregate Commitments.  The Swing Line Sublimits are part of, and not in addition to, the Aggregate Commitments.

Synthetic Debt” means, with respect to any Person as of any date of determination thereof, all obligations of such Person in respect of transactions entered into by such Person that are intended to function primarily as a borrowing of funds (including any minority interest transactions that function primarily as a borrowing) but are not otherwise included in the definition of “Indebtedness” or as a liability on the consolidated balance sheet of such Person and its Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP.

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 (including sale and leaseback transactions), in each case, creating obligations that do not appear on the balance sheet of such Person but which, upon the application of any Debtor Relief Laws to such Person, would be characterized as the indebtedness of such Person (without regard to accounting treatment).

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

Term Loan Agent” means the “Administrative Agent” as defined in the Term Loan Credit Agreement.

Term Loan Credit Agreement” means an institutional term loan credit in the form of a term in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, as such agreement may be refinanced, refunded, renewed or extended from time to time.

Term Loan Documents” means the “Loan Documents” as defined in the Term Loan Credit Agreement.

Term Loan Indebtedness” means the Indebtedness incurred pursuant to the Term Loan Credit Agreement.

Term Loan Priority Collateral” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Intercreditor Agreement.

Total Outstandings” means (a) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all Loans (including Protective Advances) and all L/C Obligations less (b) the amount of L/C Obligations which are Cash Collateralized pursuant to Section 2.15(b).

Total Swing Line Sublimit” means an amount equal to the aggregate Swing Line Sublimit. The Total Swing Line Sublimit is a part of, and not in addition to, the Aggregate Commitments.

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

UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in the State of New York; provided that, if perfection or the effect of perfection or non-perfection or the priority of any

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security interest in any Collateral is governed by the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in a jurisdiction other than the State of New York, “UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect from time to time in such other jurisdiction for purposes of the provisions hereof relating to such perfection, effect of perfection or non-perfection or priority.

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

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

Unrestricted Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary which Parent has designated in writing to the Administrative Agent to be an Unrestricted Subsidiary pursuant to Section 6.19(b) and each Subsidiary thereof.

U.S. Loan Party” means any Loan Party that is organized under the laws of one of the states of the United States of America and that is not a CFC.

U.S. Person” means any Person that is a “United States person” as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.

U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(e)(ii).

Value” means, for an Account, its face amount, net of any returns, rebates, discounts (calculated on the shortest terms), credits, allowances or Taxes (including sales, excise or other taxes) that have been or could properly be claimed by the Account Debtor or any other Person.

Weekly BBC Trigger Period” means the period (a) commencing on the day that (i) an Event of Default occurs, or (ii) for a period of 5 consecutive Business Days, Availability is less than the greater of (x) 12.5% of the Borrowing Base or (y) $9,375,000 and (b) continuing until, during each of the preceding 30 consecutive days, no Event of Default has existed and Availability has at all times exceeded the greater of (i) 12.5% of the Borrowing Base and (ii) $9,375,000.

Write-Down and Conversion Powers” means, with respect to any EEA Resolution Authority, the write-down and conversion powers of such EEA Resolution Authority from time to time under the Bail-In Legislation for the applicable EEA Member Country, which write-down and conversion powers are described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule.

1.02Other Interpretive Provisions

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

(a)The definitions of terms herein shall apply equally to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined.  Whenever the context may require, any pronoun shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms.  The words “include,” “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation.” The word “will” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word “shall.” Unless the context requires otherwise, (i) any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document (including the Loan Documents and any Organization Document) shall be construed as referring to such agreement, instrument or other document as from time to time amended, modified, extended, restated, replaced or supplemented from time to time (subject to any

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restrictions on such amendments, supplements or modifications set forth herein or in any other Loan Document), (ii) any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s successors and assigns, (iii) the words “hereto,” “herein,” “hereof” and “hereunder,” and words of similar import when used in any Loan Document, shall be construed to refer to such Loan Document in its entirety and not to any particular provision thereof, (iv) all references in a Loan Document to Articles, Sections, Preliminary Statements, Exhibits and Schedules shall be construed to refer to Articles and Sections of, and Preliminary Statements, Exhibits and Schedules to, the Loan Document in which such references appear, (v) any reference to any law shall include all statutory and regulatory rules, regulations, orders and provisions consolidating, amending, replacing or interpreting such law and any reference to any law or regulation shall, unless otherwise specified, refer to such law or regulation as amended, modified, extended, restated, replaced or supplemented from time to time, and (vi) the words “asset” and “property” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect and to refer to any and all tangible and intangible assets and properties, including cash, securities, accounts and contract rights.

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

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

1.03Accounting Terms

.  (a) Generally.  All accounting terms not specifically or completely defined herein shall be construed in conformity with, and all financial data (including financial ratios and other financial calculations) required to be submitted pursuant to this 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.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, for purposes of determining compliance with any covenant (including the computation of any financial covenant) contained herein, Indebtedness of the Parent and its Subsidiaries shall be deemed to be carried at 100% of the outstanding principal amount thereof, and the effects of FASB ASC 825 and FASB ASC 470-20 on financial liabilities shall be disregarded.  

(b)Changes in GAAP.  If at any time any change in GAAP would affect the computation of any financial ratio or requirement set forth in any Loan Document, and either the Borrower or the Required Lenders shall so request, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Borrower 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) the Borrower 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.  Notwithstanding any provision contained herein or any other Loan Document, any lease (or similar arrangement) that would have been characterized, classified or reclassified as an operating lease in accordance with GAAP prior to the date of Parent’s adoption of ASC 842 (or

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any other ASC having a similar result or effect) (and related interpretations) (whether or not such lease was in effect on such date) shall not constitute an obligation under a Capital Lease, and any such lease shall be, for all purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, treated as though it were reflected on Parent’s consolidated financial statements in the same manner as an operating lease would have been reflected prior to Parent’s adoption of ASC 842.

(c)Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities.  All references herein to consolidated financial statements of Parent and its Subsidiaries or to the determination of any amount for the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis or any similar reference shall, in each case, be deemed to include each variable interest entity that the Loan Parties is required to consolidate pursuant to FASB ASC 810 as if such variable interest entity were a Subsidiary as defined herein.

(d)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, disposition 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, joint venture or any other like term shall also constitute such a Person or entity).

1.04Rounding

.  Any financial ratios required to be maintained by the Loan Parties 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).

1.05Times of Day

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

1.06Letter of Credit Amounts

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

1.07Currency Equivalents Generally.

(a)Any amount specified in this Agreement (other than in Articles II and IX) or any of the other Loan Documents to be in Dollars shall also include the equivalent of such amount in any currency other than Dollars, such equivalent amount thereof in the applicable currency to be determined by the Administrative Agent at such time on the basis of the Spot Rate (as defined below) for the purchase of such currency with Dollars.  For purposes of this Section 1.07, the “Spot

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Rate” for a currency means the rate determined by the Administrative Agent to be the rate quoted by the Person acting in such capacity as the spot rate for the purchase by such Person of such currency with another currency through its principal foreign exchange trading office at approximately 10:00 a.m. on the date two Business Days prior to the date of such determination; provided that the Administrative Agent may obtain such spot rate from another financial institution designated by the Administrative Agent if the Person acting in such capacity does not have as of the date of determination a spot buying rate for any such currency.

(b)The Administrative Agent does not warrant or accept responsibility for, nor shall the Administrative Agent have any liability with respect to, the administration, submission or any other matter related to any rate used in determining LIBOR or with respect to any comparable or successor rate thereto.

1.08Uniform Commercial Code

.  Terms relating to Collateral used and not otherwise defined herein that are defined in the UCC shall have the meanings set forth in the UCC, as applicable and as the context requires.

1.09LIBOR Amendment

.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement or any other Loan Documents, if the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error), or the Loan Parties or Required Lenders notify the Administrative Agent (with, in the case of the Required Lenders, a copy to the Loan Parties) that the Loan Parties or the Required Lenders (as applicable) have determined, that:

(a)adequate and reasonable means do not exist for ascertaining LIBOR for any applicable Interest Period, because the LIBOR quote on the applicable screen page (or other source) used by the Administrative Agent to determine LIBOR (“LIBOR Screen Rate”) is not available or published on a current basis and such circumstances are unlikely to be temporary; or

(b)the administrator of the LIBOR Screen Rate or a Governmental Authority having jurisdiction over the Administrative Agent has made a public statement identifying a specific date (“Scheduled Unavailability Date”) after which LIBOR or the LIBOR Screen Rate shall no longer be made available, or used for determining the interest rate of loans; or

(c)syndicated loans currently being executed, or that include language similar to that contained in this Section, are being executed or amended (as applicable) to incorporate or adopt a new benchmark interest rate to replace LIBOR;

then, reasonably promptly after such determination by the Administrative Agent or receipt by the Administrative Agent of such notice, as applicable, the Administrative Agent and the Borrower may amend this Agreement to replace LIBOR with an alternate benchmark rate (including any mathematical or other adjustments to the benchmark (if any) incorporated therein), giving due consideration to any evolving or then existing convention for similar Dollar denominated syndicated credit facilities for such alternative benchmarks (“LIBOR Successor Rate”), together with any proposed LIBOR Successor Rate Conforming Changes and the amendment shall be effective at 5:00 p.m. on the fifth Business Day after the Administrative Agent posts the amendment to all Lenders and Borrower unless, prior to such time, the Required Lenders notify the Administrative Agent in writing that they do not accept the amendment.

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If no LIBOR Successor Rate has been determined and the circumstances under clause (a) above exist or the Scheduled Unavailability Date has occurred, the Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders.  Thereafter, (i) the obligation of Lenders to make or maintain LIBOR Loans shall be suspended (to the extent of the affected LIBOR Loans or Interest Periods), and (ii) the LIBOR component shall no longer be used in determining Base Rate.  Upon receipt of such notice, the Borrower may revoke any pending request for funding, conversion or continuation of a LIBOR Loan (to the extent of the affected LIBOR Loans or Interest Periods) or, failing that, will be deemed to have requested a Base Rate Loan.

Article II
THE COMMITMENTS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS

2.01The Loans

.  Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Lender severally agrees to make loans (each such loan, a “Revolving Credit Loan”) to the Borrower from time to time, on any Business Day during the Availability Period, in an aggregate amount not to exceed at any time outstanding the amount of such Lender’s Commitment; provided, however, that after giving effect to any Revolving Credit Borrowing, (i) the Total Outstandings shall not exceed the Borrowing Base, and (ii) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Credit Loans of any Lender, plus such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations, plus such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all Swing Line Loans shall not exceed such Lender’s Commitment.  Within the limits of the Borrowing Base, and subject to the other terms and conditions hereof, the 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 LIBOR Loans, as further provided herein; provided, however, any Revolving Credit Borrowings made on the Closing Date or any of the three (3) Business Days following the Closing Date shall be made as Base Rate Loans unless the Borrower delivers a funding indemnity letter reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent not less than three (3) Business Days prior to the date of such Revolving Credit Borrowing.

2.02Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Loans

.  (a) Each Revolving Credit Borrowing, each conversion of Revolving Credit Loans from one Type to the other, and each continuation of LIBOR Loans shall be made upon the Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the Administrative Agent, which may be given by: (i) telephone or (ii) a Revolving Credit Loan Notice.  Each such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. (i) three Business Days prior to the requested date of any Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of LIBOR Loans or of any conversion of LIBOR Loans to Base Rate Loans, and (ii) on the requested date of any Borrowing of Base Rate Loans.  Each telephonic notice by the Borrower pursuant to this Section 2.02(a) must be confirmed promptly by delivery to the Administrative Agent of a written Revolving Credit Loan Notice, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower.  Each Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of LIBOR Loans shall be in a principal amount of $5,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof.  Except as provided in Sections 2.03(c) and 2.04(c), each Borrowing of or conversion to Base Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof.  Each Revolving Credit Loan Notice and each telephonic notice shall specify (i) whether the Borrower is requesting a Revolving Credit Borrowing, a conversion of Revolving Credit Loans from one Type to the other, or a continuation of LIBOR Loans, (ii) the requested date of the Borrowing, conversion or continuation, as the case may be (which shall be a

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Business Day), (iii) the principal amount of Loans to be borrowed, converted or continued, (iv) the Type of Loans to be borrowed or to which existing Revolving Credit Loans are to be converted and (v) if applicable, the duration of the Interest Period with respect thereto.  If the Borrower fails to specify a Type of Loan in a Revolving Credit Loan Notice or if the Borrower fails to give a timely notice requesting a conversion or continuation, then the Revolving Credit Loans shall be made as, or converted to, Base Rate Loans.  Any such automatic conversion to Base Rate Loans shall be effective as of the last day of the Interest Period then in effect with respect to the applicable LIBOR Loans.  If the Borrower requests a Borrowing of, conversion to, or continuation of LIBOR Loans in any such Revolving Credit Loan Notice, but fails to specify an Interest Period, it will be deemed to have specified an Interest Period of one month.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, a Swing Line Loan may not be converted to a LIBOR Loan.

(b)Following receipt of a Revolving Credit Loan Notice, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender of the amount of its Applicable Percentage of the Revolving Credit Loans, and if no timely notice of a conversion or continuation is provided by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Lender of the details of any automatic conversion to Base Rate Loans described in Section 2.02(a).  In the case of a Revolving Credit Borrowing, 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 12:00 noon on the Business Day specified in the applicable Revolving Credit Loan Notice.  Upon satisfaction of the applicable conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (and, if such Borrowing is the initial Credit Extension, Section 4.01), the Administrative Agent shall make all funds so received available to the Borrower in like funds as received by the Administrative Agent either by (i) crediting the account of the Borrower on the books of Bank of America with the amount of such funds or (ii) wire transfer of such funds, in each case in accordance with instructions provided to (and reasonably acceptable to) the Administrative Agent by the Borrower; provided however, that if, on the date a Revolving Credit Loan Notice with respect to a Revolving Credit Borrowing is given by the Borrower, there are L/C Borrowings outstanding, then the proceeds of such Revolving Credit Borrowing, first, shall be applied to the payment in full of any such L/C Borrowings, and second, shall be made available to the Borrower as provided above.

(c)Except as otherwise provided herein, a LIBOR Loan may be continued or converted only on the last day of an Interest Period for such LIBOR Loan.  During the existence of an Event of Default, no Loans may be requested as, converted to or continued as LIBOR Loans without the consent of the Required Lenders.

(d)The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of the interest rate applicable to any Interest Period for LIBOR Loans upon determination of such interest rate.  At any time that Base Rate Loans are outstanding, the Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrower and the Lenders of any change in Bank of America’s prime rate used in determining the Base Rate promptly following the public announcement of such change.

(e)After giving effect to all Revolving Credit Borrowings, all conversions of Revolving Credit Loans from one Type to the other, and all continuations of Revolving Credit Loans as the same Type, there shall not be more than five (5) Interest Periods in effect with respect to LIBOR Loans.

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2.03Letters of Credit

.  (a) The Letter of Credit Commitment.  (i) Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, (A) each L/C Issuer agrees, in reliance upon the agreements of the Lenders set forth in this Section 2.03, (1) from time to time on any Business Day during the period from the Closing Date until the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, to issue Letters of Credit for the account of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries, and to amend 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 Lenders severally agree to participate in Letters of Credit issued for the account of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries and any drawings thereunder; provided that after giving effect to any L/C Credit Extension with respect to any Letter of Credit, (w) the Total Outstandings shall not exceed the Borrowing Base, (x) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Credit Loans of any Lender, plus such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations, plus such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all Swing Line Loans shall not exceed such Lender’s Commitment, and (y) the Outstanding Amount of the L/C Obligations shall not exceed the Letter of Credit Sublimit. Each request by the Borrower for the issuance or amendment of a Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be a representation by the Borrower that the L/C Credit Extension so requested complies with the conditions set forth in the proviso to the preceding sentence.  Within the foregoing limits, and subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Borrower’s ability to obtain Letters of Credit shall be fully revolving, and accordingly the Borrower may, during the foregoing period, obtain Letters of Credit to replace Letters of Credit that have expired or that have been drawn upon and reimbursed.  

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

(A)subject to Section 2.03(b)(iii), the expiry date of the requested Letter of Credit would occur more than twelve months after the date of issuance or last extension, unless the Required Lenders have approved such expiry date; or

(B)the expiry date of the requested Letter of Credit would occur after the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, unless all the Lenders have approved such expiry date.

(iii)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 the applicable L/C Issuer from issuing the Letter of Credit, or any Law applicable to the applicable 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 the Letter of Credit in particular or shall impose upon the applicable L/C Issuer with respect to the 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 the applicable 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)the issuance of the Letter of Credit would violate one or more policies of the applicable L/C Issuer applicable to letters of credit generally;

(C)except as otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent and the applicable L/C Issuer, the Letter of Credit is in an initial stated amount less than $500,000;

(D)the Letter of Credit is to be denominated in a currency other than Dollars;

(E)any Lender is at that time a Defaulting Lender, unless the applicable L/C Issuer has entered into arrangements, including the delivery of Cash Collateral, satisfactory to such L/C Issuer (in its sole discretion) with the Borrower or such Lender to eliminate such L/C Issuer’s actual or potential Fronting Exposure (after giving effect to Section 2.16(a)(iv)) with respect to the Defaulting Lender arising from either the Letter of Credit then proposed to be issued or that Letter of Credit and all other L/C Obligations as to which such L/C Issuer has actual or potential Fronting Exposure, as it may elect in its sole discretion; or

(F)the Letter of Credit contains any provisions for automatic reinstatement of the stated amount after any drawing thereunder.

(iv)No L/C Issuer shall amend any Letter of Credit if such L/C Issuer would not be permitted at such time to issue the Letter of Credit in its amended form under the terms hereof.

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

(vi)Each L/C Issuer shall act on behalf of the 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 Administrative Agent in Article IX with respect to any acts taken or omissions suffered by any L/C Issuer in connection with Letters of Credit issued by it or proposed to be issued by it and Issuer Documents pertaining to such Letters of Credit as fully as if the term “Administrative Agent” as used in Article IX included the L/C Issuers with respect to such acts or omissions, and (B) as additionally provided herein with respect to the L/C Issuers.

(b)Procedures for Issuance and Amendment of Letters of Credit; Auto-Extension Letters of Credit.  (i) Each Letter of Credit shall be issued or amended, as the case may be, upon the request of the Borrower delivered to the applicable L/C Issuer (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) in the form of a Letter of Credit Application, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower.  Such Letter of Credit Application may be sent by fax transmission, by United States mail, by overnight courier, by electronic transmission using the system provided by the applicable L/C Issuer, by personal delivery or by any other means acceptable to such L/C Issuer.  Such Letter of Credit Application must be received by the

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applicable L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent not later than 10:00 a.m. at least two Business Days (or such later date and time as the Administrative Agent and the applicable L/C Issuer may agree in a particular instance in their sole discretion) prior to the proposed issuance date or date of amendment, as the case may be.  In the case of a request for an initial issuance of a Letter of Credit, such Letter of Credit Application shall specify in form and detail 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 thereof; (C) the expiry date thereof; (D) the name and address of the beneficiary thereof; (E) the documents to be presented by such beneficiary in case of any drawing thereunder; (F) the full text of any certificate to be presented by such beneficiary in case of any drawing thereunder; (G) the purpose and nature of the requested Letter of Credit; and (H) 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 reasonably satisfactory to the applicable L/C Issuer (1) the Letter of Credit to be amended; (2) the proposed date of amendment thereof (which shall be a Business Day); (3) the nature of the proposed amendment; and (4) such other matters as the applicable L/C Issuer may require.  Additionally, the Borrower 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 such 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 (by telephone or in writing) that the Administrative Agent has received a copy of such Letter of Credit Application from the Borrower and, if not, such L/C Issuer will provide the Administrative Agent with a copy thereof.  Unless the applicable L/C Issuer has received written notice from any Lender, the Administrative Agent or any Loan Party, at least one Business Day prior to the requested date of issuance or amendment of the applicable Letter of Credit, that one or more applicable conditions contained in Article IV shall not then be satisfied, 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 the Borrower (or the applicable Subsidiary) 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 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 Applicable Percentage times the amount of such Letter of Credit.

(iii)If the 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 extension provisions (each, an “Auto-Extension Letter of Credit”); provided that any such Auto-Extension Letter of Credit must permit such L/C Issuer to prevent any such extension at least once in each twelve-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 “Non-Extension Notice Date”) in each such twelve-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 Borrower shall not be required to make a specific request to such L/C Issuer for any such extension.  Once an Auto-Extension

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Letter of Credit has been issued, the Lenders shall be deemed to have authorized (but may not require) the applicable L/C Issuer to permit the extension of such Letter of Credit at any time to an expiry date not later than the Letter of Credit Expiration Date; provided, however, that such L/C Issuer shall not permit any such extension if (A) such L/C Issuer has determined that it would not be permitted, or would have no obligation at such time to issue such Letter of Credit in its revised form (as extended) under the terms hereof (by reason of the provisions of clause (ii) or (iii) of Section 2.03(a) or otherwise), or (B) it has received notice (which may be by telephone or in writing) on or before the day that is seven Business Days before the Non-Extension Notice Date (1) from the Administrative Agent that the Required Lenders have elected not to permit such extension or (2) from the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the Borrower that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in Section 4.02 is not then satisfied, and in each such case directing such L/C Issuer not to permit such extension.

(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 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 any notice of a drawing under such Letter of Credit, the applicable L/C Issuer shall notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent thereof.  Not later than 10:00 a.m. on the date of any payment by the applicable L/C Issuer under a Letter of Credit (each such date, an “Honor Date”); provided that the Borrower has received notice of such drawing by 10:00 a.m. on such Honor Date (and if notice is received after 10:00 a.m., then on the next Business Day following such receipt), the Borrower shall reimburse such L/C Issuer through the Administrative Agent in an amount equal to the amount of such drawing.  If the Borrower fails to so reimburse the applicable L/C Issuer by such time, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender of the Honor Date, the amount of the unreimbursed drawing (the “Unreimbursed Amount”), and the amount of such Lender’s Applicable Percentage thereof.  In such event, the Borrower shall be deemed to have requested a Revolving Credit Borrowing of Base Rate Loans to be disbursed on the Honor Date in an amount equal to the Unreimbursed Amount, without regard to the minimum and multiples specified in Section 2.02 for the principal amount of Base Rate Loans, but subject to the amount of the unutilized portion of the Commitments and the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (other than the delivery of a Revolving Credit Loan Notice).  Any notice given by the applicable L/C Issuer or the Administrative Agent pursuant to this Section 2.03(c)(i) may be given by telephone if immediately confirmed in writing; provided that the lack of such an immediate confirmation shall not affect the conclusiveness or binding effect of such notice.

(ii)Each Lender shall upon any notice pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(i) make funds available (and the Administrative Agent may apply Cash Collateral provided for this purpose) for the account of the applicable L/C Issuer at the Administrative Agent’s Office in an amount equal to its Applicable Percentage of the Unreimbursed Amount not later than 12:00 noon on the Business Day specified in such notice by the Administrative Agent, whereupon, subject to the provisions of Section 2.03(c)(iii), each Lender that so makes

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funds available shall be deemed to have made a Base Rate Loan to the Borrower in such amount.  The Administrative Agent shall remit the funds so received to such 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 4.02 cannot be satisfied or for any other reason, the 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 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.

(iv)Until each 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 Applicable Percentage of such amount shall be solely for the account of such L/C Issuer.

(v)Each 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, the Borrower or any other Person for any reason whatsoever; (B) the occurrence or continuance of a Default, or (C) any other occurrence, event or condition, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing; provided, however, that each Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Credit Loans pursuant to this Section 2.03(c) is subject to the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (other than delivery by the Borrower of a Revolving Credit Loan Notice).  No such making of an L/C Advance shall relieve or otherwise impair the obligation of the Borrower to reimburse the applicable L/C Issuer for the amount of any payment made by such L/C Issuer under any Letter of Credit, together with interest as provided herein.

(vi)If any 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), then, without limiting the other provisions of this Agreement, such L/C Issuer shall be entitled to recover from such Lender (acting through the Administrative Agent), on demand, such amount with interest thereon for the period from the date such payment is required to the date on which such payment is immediately available to such L/C Issuer at a rate per annum equal to the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by such L/C Issuer in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by such L/C Issuer in connection with the foregoing.  If such 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 Revolving Credit Borrowing or L/C Advance in respect of the relevant L/C Borrowing, as the case may be.  A certificate of such L/C Issuer

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submitted to any 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 Lender such Lender’s L/C Advance in respect of such payment in accordance with Section 2.03(c), if the Administrative Agent receives for the account of such L/C Issuer any payment in respect of the related Unreimbursed Amount or interest thereon (whether directly from the Borrower or otherwise, including proceeds of Cash Collateral applied thereto by the Administrative Agent), the Administrative Agent will distribute to such Lender its Applicable Percentage thereof in the same funds as those received by the Administrative Agent.

(ii)If any payment received by the Administrative Agent for the account of the applicable L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(i) is required to be returned under any of the circumstances described in Section 10.05 (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by such L/C Issuer in its discretion), each Lender shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of such L/C Issuer its Applicable Percentage thereof on demand of the Administrative Agent, plus interest thereon from the date of such demand to the date such amount is returned by such Lender, at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Rate from time to time in effect.  The obligations of the Lenders under this clause shall survive the payment in full of the Obligations and the termination of this Agreement.

(e)Obligations Absolute.  The obligation of the Borrower to reimburse each L/C Issuer for each drawing under each Letter of Credit and to repay each L/C Borrowing shall be jointly and severally, 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 Loan Document;

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

(iii)any draft, demand, endorsement, certificate or other document presented under or in connection with 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)waiver by any L/C Issuer of any requirement that exists for such L/C Issuer’s protection and not the protection of the Borrower or any waiver by any L/C Issuer which does not in fact materially prejudice the Borrower;

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(v)honor of a demand for payment presented electronically even if such Letter of Credit requires that demand be in the form of a draft;

(vi)any payment made by any L/C Issuer in respect of an otherwise complying item presented after the date specified as the expiration date of, or the date by which documents must be received under, such Letter of Credit if presentation after such date is authorized by the UCC or the ISP, as applicable;

(vii)any payment by any 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 any L/C Issuer under such Letter of Credit to any Person purporting to be a trustee in bankruptcy, debtor-in-possession, assignee for the benefit of creditors, liquidator, receiver or other representative of or successor to any beneficiary or any transferee of such Letter of Credit, including any arising in connection with any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law; or

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

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

(f)Role of L/C Issuers.  Each Lender and the Borrower agree that, in paying any drawing under a Letter of Credit, no L/C Issuer shall have any responsibility to obtain any document (other than any sight draft, certificates and documents expressly required by the Letter of Credit) or to ascertain or inquire as to the validity or accuracy of any such document or the authority of the Person executing or delivering any such document.  None of the L/C Issuer, the Administrative Agent, any of their respective Related Parties nor any correspondent, participant or assignee of the 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; or (iii) the due execution, effectiveness, validity or enforceability of any document or instrument related to any Letter of Credit or Issuer Document.   Borrower hereby assumes all risks of the acts or omissions of any beneficiary or transferee with respect to its use of any Letter of Credit; provided, however, that this assumption is not intended to, and shall not, preclude the Borrower’s pursuing such rights and remedies as it may have against the beneficiary or transferee at law or under any other agreement.  None of the L/C Issuers, the Administrative Agent, any of their respective Related Parties nor any correspondent, participant or assignee of the L/C Issuers shall be liable or responsible for any of the matters described in clauses (i) through (viii) of Section 2.03(e); provided, however, that anything in such clauses to the contrary notwithstanding, the Borrower may have a claim against any L/C Issuer, and any L/C Issuer may be liable to the Borrower, to the extent, but only to the extent, of any direct, as opposed to consequential or exemplary, damages suffered by the Borrower which the Borrower proves, as determined by a

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final nonappealable judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction, were caused by such L/C Issuer’s willful misconduct or gross negligence or such L/C Issuer’s willful failure to pay under any Letter of Credit after the presentation to it by the beneficiary of a sight draft and certificate(s) strictly complying with the terms and conditions of a Letter of Credit.  In furtherance and not in limitation of the foregoing, any 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.  Each L/C Issuer may send a Letter of Credit or conduct any communication to or from the beneficiary via the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (“SWIFT”) message or overnight courier, or any other commercially reasonable means of communicating with a beneficiary.

(g)Applicability of ISP.  Unless otherwise expressly agreed by the applicable L/C Issuer and the Borrower when a Letter of Credit is issued, the rules of the ISP shall apply to each Letter of Credit.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, no L/C Issuer shall be responsible to the Borrower for, and each L/C Issuer’s rights and remedies against the Borrower shall not be impaired by, any action or inaction of any L/C Issuer required or permitted under any law, order, or practice that is required or permitted to be applied to any Letter of Credit or this Agreement, including the Law or any order of a jurisdiction where such L/C Issuer or the beneficiary is located, the practice stated in the ISP or in the decisions, opinions, practice statements, or official commentary of the ICC Banking Commission, the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade - International Financial Services Association (BAFT-IFSA), or the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice, whether or not any Letter of Credit chooses such law or practice.

(h)Letter of Credit Fees.  The Loan Parties shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender in accordance, subject to Section 2.16, with its Applicable Percentage a Letter of Credit fee (the “Letter of Credit Fee”) for each Letter of Credit equal to the Applicable Rate times the daily amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit.  For purposes of computing the daily amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.06.  Letter of Credit Fees shall be (i) due and payable on the first day of each April, July, October and January, commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, on the Letter of Credit Expiration Date and thereafter on demand and (ii) computed on a quarterly basis in arrears.  If there is any change in the Applicable Rate during any quarter, the daily amount available to be drawn under each Letter of Credit shall be computed and multiplied by the Applicable Rate separately for each period during such quarter that such Applicable Rate was in effect.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, upon the request of the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders while any Event of Default exists (or automatically upon the occurrence of an Event of Default under Section 8.01(a) or Section 8.01(f)), all Letter of Credit Fees shall accrue at the Default Rate.

(i)Fronting Fee and Documentary and Processing Charges Payable to L/C Issuers.  The Borrower shall pay directly to the applicable L/C Issuer for its own account a fronting fee with respect to each Letter of Credit, equal to 0.125% per annum on the stated amount of each Letter of Credit issued by it, which fee shall be payable upon the issuance of such Letter of Credit and at

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the time of each renewal or extension of each Letter of Credit, computed on the daily amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit on a quarterly basis in arrears.  Such fronting fee shall be due and payable on the first Business Day after the end of each March, June, September and December in respect of the most recently-ended quarterly period (or portion thereof, in the case of the first payment), commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, on the Letter of Credit Expiration Date and thereafter on demand.  For purposes of computing the daily amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.06.  In addition, the Borrower shall pay directly to 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 on demand and are nonrefundable.

(j)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.

(k)L/C Issuer Reports to the Administrative Agent.  Unless otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent, each L/C Issuer shall, in addition to its notification obligations set forth elsewhere in this Section, provide the Administrative Agent a Letter of Credit Report, as set forth below:

(i)reasonably prior to the time that such L/C Issuer issues, amends, renews, increases or extends a Letter of Credit, the date of such issuance, amendment, renewal, increase or extension and the stated amount of the applicable Letters of Credit after giving effect to such issuance, amendment, renewal or extension (and whether the amounts thereof shall have changed);

(ii)on each Business Day on which such L/C Issuer makes a payment pursuant to a Letter of Credit, the date and amount of such payment;

(iii)on any Business Day on which the Borrower fails to reimburse a payment made pursuant to a Letter of Credit required to be reimbursed to such L/C Issuer on such day, the date of such failure and the amount of such payment;

(iv)on any other Business Day, such other information as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request as to the Letters of Credit issued by such L/C Issuer; and

(v)for so long as any Letter of Credit issued by an L/C Issuer is outstanding, such L/C Issuer shall deliver to the Administrative Agent (A) on the last Business Day of each calendar month, (B) at all other times a Letter of Credit Report is required to be delivered pursuant to this Agreement, and (C) on each date that (1) an L/C Credit Extension occurs or (2) there is any expiration, cancellation and/or disbursement, in each case, with respect to any such Letter of Credit, a Letter of Credit Report appropriately completed with the information for every outstanding Letter of Credit issued by such L/C Issuer.

(l)Letters of Credit Issued for Subsidiaries.  Notwithstanding that a Letter of Credit issued or outstanding hereunder is in support of any obligations of, or is for the account of, a Subsidiary, the Borrower shall be obligated to reimburse the applicable L/C Issuer hereunder for

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any and all drawings under such Letter of Credit.  The Borrower hereby acknowledges that the issuance of Letters of Credit for the account of Subsidiaries inures to the benefit of the Borrower, and that the Borrower’s business derives substantial benefits from the businesses of such Subsidiaries.

2.04Swing Line Loans

.  (a) The Swing Line.  Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Swing Line Lender may in its sole discretion, in reliance upon the agreements of the other Lenders set forth in this Section 2.04, make loans (each such loan, a “Swing Line Loan”) to the Borrower from time to time on any Business Day during the Availability Period in an aggregate amount not to exceed at any time outstanding the amount of its Swing Line Sublimit, notwithstanding the fact that such Swing Line Loans, when aggregated with the Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of Revolving Credit Loans and L/C Obligations of the Lender acting as Swing Line Lender, may exceed the amount of such Lender’s Commitment; provided however, that (i) after giving effect to any Swing Line Loan, (A) the Total Outstandings shall not exceed the Borrowing Base at such time, (B) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Credit Loans of any Lender at such time, plus such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations at such time, plus such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all Swing Line Loans at such time shall not exceed such Lender’s Commitment and (C) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all Swing Line Loans at any time shall not exceed the Total Swing Line Sublimit, and provided further that the Borrower shall not use the proceeds of any Swing Line Loan to refinance any outstanding Swing Line Loan, (ii) no Swing Line Lender shall be under any obligation to make any Swing Line Loan if it shall determine (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) that it has, or by such Credit Extension may have, Fronting Exposure and (iii) no Swing Line Lender shall make any Swing Line Loan unless the conditions specified in Section 4.02 have been satisfied on and as of the date the applicable Swing Line Loan is to be made.  Within the foregoing limits, and subject to the other terms and conditions hereof, the Borrower may borrow under this Section 2.04, prepay under Section 2.05, and reborrow under this Section 2.04.  Each Swing Line Loan shall bear interest only at a rate based on the Base Rate.  Immediately upon the making of a Swing Line Loan, each Lender shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, purchase from the applicable Swing Line Lender a risk participation in such Swing Line Loan in an amount equal to the product of such Lender’s Applicable Percentage times the amount of such Swing Line Loan.

(b)Borrowing Procedures.  Each Swing Line Borrowing shall be made upon the Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the applicable Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent, which may be given by: (i) telephone or (ii) a Swing Line Loan Notice.  Each such notice must be received by the applicable Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 noon on the requested borrowing date, and shall specify (i) the amount to be borrowed, which shall be a minimum of $100,000, and (ii) the requested borrowing date, which shall be a Business Day.  Each such telephonic notice must be confirmed promptly by delivery to the applicable Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent of a written Swing Line Loan Notice, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower.  Promptly after receipt by the applicable Swing Line Lender of any telephonic Swing Line Loan Notice, the applicable Swing Line Lender will confirm with the Administrative Agent (by telephone or in writing) that the Administrative Agent has also received such Swing Line Loan Notice and, if not, the applicable Swing Line Lender will notify the Administrative Agent (by telephone or in writing) of the

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contents thereof.  Unless the applicable Swing Line Lender has received notice (by telephone or in writing) from the Administrative Agent (including at the request of any Lender) prior to 1:00 p.m. on the date of the proposed Swing Line Borrowing (A) directing such Swing Line Lender not to make such Swing Line Loan as a result of the limitations set forth in the first proviso to the first sentence of Section 2.04(a), or (B) that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in Article IV is not then satisfied, then, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the applicable Swing Line Lender will, not later than 2:00 p.m. on the borrowing date specified in such Swing Line Loan Notice, make the amount of its Swing Line Loan available to the Borrower.

(c)Refinancing of Swing Line Loans.  (i) Each Swing Line Lender at any time in its sole and absolute discretion may request, on behalf of the Borrower (which hereby irrevocably authorizes each Swing Line Lender to so request on its behalf), that each Lender make a Base Rate Loan in an amount equal to such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the amount of Swing Line Loans then outstanding.  Such request shall be made in writing (which written request shall be deemed to be a Revolving Credit Loan Notice for purposes hereof) and in accordance with the requirements of Section 2.02, without regard to the minimum and multiples specified therein for the principal amount of Base Rate Loans, but subject to the unutilized portion of the Aggregate Commitments and the conditions set forth in Section 4.02.  The applicable Swing Line Lender shall furnish the Borrower with a copy of the applicable Revolving Credit Loan Notice promptly after delivering such notice to the Administrative Agent.  Each Lender shall make an amount equal to its Applicable Percentage of the amount specified in such Revolving Credit Loan Notice available to the Administrative Agent in immediately available funds (and the Administrative Agent may apply Cash Collateral available with respect to the applicable Swing Line Loan) for the account of the applicable Swing Line Lender at the Administrative Agent’s Office not later than 12:00 noon on the day specified in such Revolving Credit Loan Notice, whereupon, subject to Section 2.04(c)(ii), each Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made a Base Rate Loan to the Borrower in such amount.  The Administrative Agent shall remit the funds so received to the applicable Swing Line Lender.

(ii)If for any reason any Swing Line Loan cannot be refinanced by such a Revolving Credit Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.04(c)(i), the request for Base Rate Loans submitted by the applicable Swing Line Lender as set forth herein shall be deemed to be a request by such Swing Line Lender that each of the Lenders fund its risk participation in the relevant Swing Line Loan and each Lender’s payment to the Administrative Agent for the account of the applicable Swing Line Lender pursuant to Section 2.04(c)(i) shall be deemed payment in respect of such participation.

(iii)If any Lender fails to make available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the applicable Swing Line Lender any amount required to be paid by such Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.04(c) by the time specified in Section 2.04(c)(i), the applicable Swing Line Lender shall be entitled to recover from such Lender (acting through the Administrative Agent), on demand, such amount with interest thereon for the period from the date such payment is required to the date on which such payment is immediately available to the applicable Swing Line Lender at a rate per annum equal to the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the applicable Swing Line Lender in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the applicable

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Swing Line Lender in connection with the foregoing.  If such 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 Revolving Credit Borrowing or funded participation in the relevant Swing Line Loan, as the case may be.  A certificate of the applicable Swing Line Lender submitted to any Lender (through the Administrative Agent) with respect to any amounts owing under this clause (iii) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

(iv)Each Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Credit Loans or to purchase and fund risk participations in Swing Line Loans pursuant to this Section 2.04(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 the applicable Swing Line Lender, the Borrower or any other Person for any reason whatsoever, (B) the occurrence or continuance of a Default, (C) the existence of an Overadvance or (D) any other occurrence, event or condition, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing; provided, however, that each Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Credit Loans pursuant to this Section 2.04(c) is subject to the conditions set forth in Section 4.02.  No such funding of risk participations shall relieve or otherwise impair the obligation of the Borrower to repay Swing Line Loans, together with interest as provided herein.

(d)Repayment of Participations.  (i) At any time after any Lender has purchased and funded a risk participation in a Swing Line Loan, if the applicable Swing Line Lender receives any payment on account of such Swing Line Loan, such Swing Line Lender will distribute to such Lender its Applicable Percentage thereof in the same funds as those received by such Swing Line Lender.

(ii)If any payment received by the applicable Swing Line Lender in respect of principal or interest on any Swing Line Loan is required to be returned by such Swing Line Lender under any of the circumstances described in Section 10.05 (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by such Swing Line Lender in its discretion), each Lender shall pay to the applicable Swing Line Lender its Applicable Percentage thereof on demand of the Administrative Agent, plus interest thereon from the date of such demand to the date such amount is returned, at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Rate.  The Administrative Agent will make such demand upon the request of the applicable Swing Line Lender.  The obligations of the Lenders under this clause shall survive the payment in full of the Obligations and the termination of this Agreement.

(e)Interest for Account of Swing Line Lender.  Each Swing Line Lender shall be responsible for invoicing the Borrower for interest on such Swing Line Lender’s Swing Line Loans (provided that any failure of a Swing Line Lender to provide an invoice for interest on Swing Line Loans shall not release the Borrower from its obligation to pay such interest).  Until each Lender funds its Base Rate Loan or risk participation pursuant to this Section 2.04 to refinance such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of any Swing Line Loan, interest in respect of such Applicable Percentage shall be solely for the account of the applicable Swing Line Lender.

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(f)Payments Directly to Swing Line Lender.  The Borrower shall make all payments of principal and interest in respect of the Swing Line Loans directly to the applicable Swing Line Lender.

2.05Prepayments

.  (a) Optional.  (i) The Borrower may, upon notice to the Administrative Agent pursuant to delivery to the Administrative Agent of a Notice of Loan Prepayment, at any time or from time to time voluntarily prepay Revolving Credit Loans in whole or in part without premium or penalty subject to Section 3.05; provided that (A) such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 10:00 a.m. (x) three Business Days prior to any date of prepayment of LIBOR Loans and (y) on the date of prepayment of Base Rate Loans; (B) any prepayment of LIBOR Loans shall be in a principal amount of $5,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof; and (C) any prepayment of Base Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof or, in each case, if less, the entire principal amount thereof then outstanding.  Each such notice shall specify the date and amount of such prepayment and the Type(s) of Loans to be prepaid and, if LIBOR Loans are to be prepaid, the Interest Period(s) of such Loans.  The Administrative Agent will promptly notify each Lender of its receipt of each such notice, and of the amount of such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of such prepayment.  If such notice is given by the Borrower, the Borrower shall make such prepayment and the payment amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein.  Any prepayment of a LIBOR Loan shall be accompanied by all accrued interest on the amount prepaid, together with any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05.  Subject to Section 2.16, each such prepayment shall be applied to the Revolving Credit Loans of the Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentages.

(ii)The Borrower may, upon notice to the applicable Swing Line Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), at any time or from time to time, voluntarily prepay Swing Line Loans in whole or in part without premium or penalty; provided that (A) such notice must be received by the applicable Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 noon on the date of the prepayment, and (B) any such prepayment shall be in a minimum principal amount of $100,000.  Each such notice shall specify the date and amount of such prepayment.  If such notice is given by the Borrower, the Borrower shall make such prepayment and the payment amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein.  Any prepayment of principal shall be accompanied by all accrued interest on the amount prepaid.

(b)Mandatory.  Subject to Section 2.18, if for any reason an Overadvance exists at any time, the Borrower shall immediately prepay Revolving Credit Loans, Swing Line Loans and L/C Borrowings and/or Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations (other than the L/C Borrowings) in an aggregate amount equal to such excess.

2.06Termination or Reduction of Commitments

.  The Borrower may, upon notice to the Administrative Agent, terminate the Aggregate Commitments, the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Total Swing Line Sublimit, or from time to time permanently reduce the Aggregate Commitments, the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Total Swing Line Sublimit; provided that (i) any such notice shall be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 10:00 a.m. five Business Days prior to the date of termination or reduction, (ii) any such partial reduction shall be in an aggregate amount of $10,000,000 or any whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof and

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(iii) the Borrower shall not terminate or reduce (A) the Aggregate Commitments if, after giving effect thereto and to any concurrent prepayments hereunder, the Total Outstandings would exceed the Borrowing Base, (B) the Letter of Credit Sublimit if, after giving effect thereto, the Outstanding Amount of L/C Obligations not fully Cash Collateralized hereunder would exceed the Letter of Credit Sublimit, or (C) the Total Swing Line Sublimit if, after giving effect thereto and to any concurrent prepayments hereunder, the Outstanding Amount of Swing Line Loans would exceed the Total Swing Line Sublimit or the Outstanding Amount of Swing Line Loans owing to any Swing Line Lender would exceed such Swing Line Lender’s Swing Line Sublimit.  The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Lenders of any termination or reduction of the Letter of Credit Sublimit, Swing Line Sublimit or the Aggregate Commitments under this Section 2.06.  Upon any reduction of the Aggregate Commitments, the Commitment of each Lender shall be reduced by such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of such reduction amount.  Upon any reduction of the Total Swing Line Sublimit, each Swing Line Lender’s Swing Line Sublimit shall be reduced pro rata by an amount equal to such reduction amount.  All fees accrued until the effective date of any termination of the Aggregate Commitments shall be paid on the effective date of such termination.

2.07Repayment of Loans

.  (a) Revolving Credit Loans.  The Borrower shall repay to the Lenders on the Maturity Date the aggregate principal amount of all Revolving Credit Loans outstanding on such date.

(b)Swing Line Loans.  The Borrower shall repay each Swing Line Loan on the earlier to occur of (i) the date ten (10) Business Days after such Loan is made and (ii) the Maturity Date.

(c)Protective Advances.  The Borrower shall repay each Protective Advance on the earlier to occur of (i) written demand therefor by the Administrative Agent and (ii) the Maturity Date.

(d)Dominion Account.  Borrower shall take all necessary steps to ensure that all payments on Accounts or otherwise relating to ABL Priority Collateral are made directly to a Dominion Account (or a lockbox relating to a Dominion Account).  If Borrower or Subsidiary receives cash or payment items with respect to any ABL Priority Collateral, it shall hold same in trust for Administrative Agent and promptly (not later than the next Business Day) deposit same into a Dominion Account.    During any Cash Dominion Trigger Period if the Administrative Agent elects to implement cash dominion, the ledger balance in each Dominion Account as of the end of a Business Day shall be applied to the Obligations at the beginning of the next Business Day.  If a credit balance results from such application, it shall not accrue interest in favor of the Loan Parties and shall be made available to the Borrower as long as no Default or Event of Default exists.  At all times when a Cash Dominion Trigger Period is not in effect, Borrower shall have unrestricted access to amounts in Deposit Accounts.

2.08Interest

.  (a) Subject to the provisions of Section 2.08(b), (i) each LIBOR Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof for each Interest Period at a rate per annum equal to LIBOR for such Interest Period plus the Applicable Rate; (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; and (iii) each

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Swing Line 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)(i)If any amount of principal of any Loan is not paid when due (without regard to any applicable grace periods), whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise, such amount shall thereafter bear interest at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.

(ii)If any amount (other than principal of any Loan) payable by the Borrower under any Loan Document is not paid when due (without regard to any applicable grace periods), whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise, then upon the request of the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders such amount shall thereafter bear interest at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.

(iii)Upon the request of the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders, while any Event of Default exists or automatically upon the occurrence of an Event of Default under Section 8.01(a) or Section 8.01(f), the Borrower 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.

(iv)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.

2.09Fees

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(a)Certain Fees. The Borrower shall pay the fees described in Sections 2.03(h) and (i).

(b)Commitment Fee.  The Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender in accordance with its Applicable Percentage, a commitment fee equal to the Applicable Fee Rate times the actual daily amount by which the Aggregate Commitments exceed the Revolving Credit Usage, subject to adjustment as provided in Section 2.16.  The commitment fee shall accrue at all times during the Availability Period, including at any time during which one or more of the conditions in Article IV is not met, and shall be due and payable quarterly in arrears on the first day of each April, July, October and January, commencing with the first full quarter to occur after the Closing Date, and on the last day of the Availability Period.  The commitment fee shall be calculated quarterly in arrears, and if there is any change in the Applicable Fee Rate during any quarter, the actual daily amount shall be computed and multiplied by the Applicable Fee Rate separately for each period during such quarter that such Applicable Fee Rate was in effect.

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2.10Computation of Interest and Fees

.  (a) All computations of interest for Base Rate Loans (excluding Base Rate Loans determined by reference to LIBOR) shall be made on the basis of a year of 365 or 366 days (in the case of a leap year), 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.

2.11Evidence of Debt

.  (a) The Credit Extensions made by each Lender shall be evidenced by one or more accounts or records maintained by such Lender and by the Administrative Agent in the ordinary course of business.  The accounts or records maintained by the Administrative Agent and each Lender shall be conclusive absent manifest error of the amount of the Credit Extensions made by the Lenders to the Borrower and the interest and payments thereon.  Any failure to so record or any error in doing so shall not, however, limit or otherwise affect the obligation of the Borrower hereunder to pay any amount owing with respect to the Obligations.  In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by any Lender and the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error.  Upon the request of any Lender made through the Administrative Agent, the Borrower shall execute and deliver to such Lender (through the Administrative Agent) a Note, which shall evidence such Lender’s Loans in addition to such accounts or records.  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 and Swing Line Loans.  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.

2.12Payments Generally; Administrative Agent’s Clawback

.  (a) General.  All payments to be made by the Borrower shall be made free and clear and without condition or deduction for any counterclaim, defense, recoupment or setoff.  Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all payments by the Borrower hereunder shall be made to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the respective Lenders to which such payment is owed, at the Administrative Agent’s Office in Dollars and in immediately available funds not later than 1:00 p.m. on the date specified herein.  The Administrative Agent will promptly distribute to each Lender its Applicable Percentage (or other applicable share as provided herein) of such payment in like funds as received by wire transfer to such Lender’s Lending Office.  All payments received by the Administrative Agent after 1:00 p.m. shall be deemed received on the next succeeding Business Day and any applicable interest or fee shall continue to accrue.  If any payment to be made by the Borrower shall come due on a day other than a Business Day, payment shall be made

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on the next following Business Day, and such extension of time shall be reflected on computing interest or fees, as the case may be.

(b)(i)Funding by Lenders; Presumption by Administrative Agent.  Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the proposed date of any Borrowing of LIBOR Loans (or, in the case of any Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, prior to 12:00 p.m. (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 Borrower a corresponding amount.  In such event, if a Lender has not in fact made its share of the applicable Borrowing available to the Administrative Agent, then the applicable Lender and the Borrower severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount in immediately available funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to the Borrower to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at (A) in the case of a payment to be made by such Lender, the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, 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 Borrower, the interest rate applicable to Base Rate Loans.  If the Borrower and such Lender shall pay such interest to the Administrative Agent for the same or an overlapping period, the Administrative Agent shall promptly remit to the Borrower the amount of such interest paid by the Borrower for such period.  If such Lender pays its share of the applicable Borrowing to the Administrative Agent, then the amount so paid shall constitute such Lender’s Loan included in such Borrowing.  Any payment by the Borrower shall be without prejudice to any claim the Borrower may have against a Lender that shall have failed to make such payment to the Administrative Agent.

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

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

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(c)Failure to Satisfy Conditions Precedent.  If any Lender makes available to the Administrative Agent funds for any Loan to be made by such Lender as provided in the foregoing provisions of this Article II, and such funds are not made available to the Borrower by the Administrative Agent because the conditions to the applicable Credit Extension set forth in Article IV 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)Obligations of Lenders Several.  The obligations of the Lenders hereunder to make Revolving Credit Loans, to fund participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans and to make payments pursuant to Section 10.04(c) are several and not joint.  The failure of any Lender to make any Loan, to fund any such participation or to make any payment under Section 10.04(c) on any date required hereunder shall not relieve any other Lender of its corresponding obligation to do so on such date, and no Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to so make its Loan, to purchase its participation or to make its payment under Section 10.04(c).

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

(f)Insufficient Funds.  If at any time insufficient funds are received by and available to the Administrative Agent to pay fully all amounts of principal, L/C Borrowings, interest and fees then due hereunder, such funds shall be applied (i) first, toward payment of interest and fees then due hereunder, ratably among the parties entitled thereto in accordance with the amounts of interest and fees then due to such parties, and (ii) second, toward payment of principal and L/C Borrowings then due hereunder, ratably among the parties entitled thereto in accordance with the amounts of principal and L/C Borrowings then due to such parties.

2.13Sharing of Payments by Lenders

.  If any Lender shall, by exercising any right of setoff or counterclaim or otherwise, obtain payment in respect of (a) Obligations due and payable to such Lender hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time in excess of its ratable share (according to the proportion of (i) the amount of such Obligations due and payable to such Lender at such time to (ii) the aggregate amount of the Obligations due and payable to all Lenders hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time) of payments on account of the Obligations due and payable to all Lenders hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time obtained by all the Lenders at such time or (b) Obligations owing (but not due and payable) to such Lender hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time in excess of its ratable share (according to the proportion of (i) the amount of such Obligations owing (but not due and payable) to such Lender at such time to (ii) the aggregate amount of the Obligations owing (but not due and payable) to all Lenders hereunder and under the other Loan Parties at such time) of payment on account of the Obligations owing (but not due and payable) to all Lenders hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time obtained by all of the Lenders at such time then, in each case under clause (a) and (b) above, the Lender receiving such greater proportion shall (a) notify the Administrative Agent of such fact, and (b) purchase (for cash at face value) participations in the Revolving Credit Loans and subparticipations in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans of the other Lenders, or make such other adjustments as shall be equitable, so that the benefit of all such payments shall be shared by the Lenders ratably in accordance with the

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aggregate amount of Obligations then due and payable to the Lenders or owing (but not due and payable) to the Lenders, as the case may be, provided that:

(i)if any such participations or subparticipations are purchased and all or any portion of the payment giving rise thereto is recovered, such participations or subparticipations shall be rescinded and the purchase price restored to the extent of such recovery, without interest; and

(ii)the provisions of this Section shall not be construed to apply to (A) any payment made by or on behalf of the Borrower pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement (including the application of funds arising from the existence of a Defaulting Lender), (B) the application of Cash Collateral provided for in Section 2.15, or (C) any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment of or sale of a participation in any of its Loans or subparticipations in L/C Obligations or Swing Line Loans to any assignee or participant, other than an assignment to the Borrower or any Subsidiary or Affiliate thereof (as to which the provisions of this Section shall apply).

The Borrower consents to the foregoing and agrees, to the extent it may effectively do so under applicable law, that any Lender acquiring a participation pursuant to the foregoing arrangements may exercise against the Borrower rights of setoff and counterclaim with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were a direct creditor of the Borrower in the amount of such participation.

2.14Increase in Commitments.

(a)Request for Increase.  Provided there exists no Default, upon notice to the Administrative Agent (which shall promptly notify the Lenders), the Borrower may from time to time request an increase in the Aggregate Commitments to an amount up to but not exceeding (giving effect to all such increases) $150,000,000; provided that (i) any such request for an increase shall be in a minimum amount of $5,000,000 (or such lesser amount that permits compliance with Section 2.14(e)(iv)) and (ii) the Borrower may make a maximum of five (5) such requests.  At the time of sending such notice, the Borrower (in consultation with the Administrative Agent) shall specify the time period within which each Lender is requested to respond (which shall in no event be less than ten Business Days from the date of delivery of such notice to the Lenders).

(b)Lender Elections to Increase.  Each Lender shall notify the Administrative Agent within such time period whether or not it agrees to increase its Commitment and, if so, whether by an amount equal to, greater than, or less than its Applicable Percentage of such requested increase.  Any Lender not responding within such time period shall be deemed to have declined to increase its Commitment.

(c)Notification by Administrative Agent; Additional Lenders.  The Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrower and each Lender of the Lenders’ responses to each request made hereunder.  Subject to the approval of the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuers and the Swing Line Lenders (which approvals shall not be unreasonably withheld), the Borrower may also invite additional Eligible Assignees to become Lenders pursuant to a joinder agreement in form and

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substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and its counsel, which invitation may be made concurrently with the notice required by Section 2.14(a).

(d)Effective Date and Allocations.  If the Aggregate Commitments are increased in accordance with this Section, the Administrative Agent and the Borrower shall determine the effective date (the “Revolving Credit Increase Effective Date”) and the final allocation of such increase.  The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of the final allocation of such increase and the Revolving Credit Increase Effective Date.

(e)Conditions to Effectiveness of Increase.  Any such increase shall be subject to the following additional conditions: (i) the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent a certificate of each Loan Party dated as of the Revolving Credit Increase Effective Date (in sufficient copies for each Lender) signed by a Responsible Officer of such Loan Party (x) certifying and attaching the resolutions adopted by such Loan Party approving or consenting to such increase, and (y) in the case of the Borrower, certifying that, before and after giving effect to such increase, (A) the representations and warranties contained in Article V and the other Loan Documents are true and correct on and as of the Revolving Credit Increase Effective Date, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct as of such earlier date, and except that for purposes of this Section 2.14, the representations and warranties contained in subsections (a) and (b) of Section 5.05 shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to clauses (a) and (b), respectively, of Section 6.01, and (B) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing as of the date of such notice given in accordance with Section 2.14(a) and both immediately before and after giving effect thereto as of the Revolving Credit Increase Effective Date; (ii) the increase in Aggregate Commitments shall be on the same terms and conditions as this Agreement (except with respect to upfront or similar fees payable to the Lenders providing such increase and arrangement fees), including benefiting from the same guarantees and secured by the same liens and Collateral; (iii) the increase in Aggregate Commitments, to the extent arising from the admission of an Eligible Assignee as a Lender, shall be effected pursuant to one or more joinder agreements executed and delivered by the Borrower, the new Lender(s) and the Administrative Agent, each of which shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; (iv) neither the funding of such increase (assuming that the Aggregate Commitments as so increased are fully drawn) nor the existence of the Liens securing the same would exceed 95% of any applicable limitation under the Term Loan Documents or any other agreement governing material Indebtedness for borrowed money of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries; (v) the Borrower shall pay all reasonable and documented out-of-pocket fees and expenses in connection with the increase in Aggregate Commitments, including payments required pursuant to Section 3.05 in connection with the increase; and (vi) the Borrower shall have delivered all customary agreements, certificates, opinions and other customary documents reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent in connection with such increase.  The Borrower shall prepay any Revolving Credit Loans outstanding on the Revolving Credit Increase Effective Date (and pay any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05) to the extent necessary to keep the outstanding Revolving Credit Loans ratable with any revised Applicable Percentages arising from any nonratable increase in the Commitments under this Section, and the Borrower may use advances from Lenders having new or increased Commitments for such prepayment.

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(f)Conflicting Provisions.  This Section shall supersede any provisions in Section 2.13 or 10.01 to the contrary.

2.15Cash Collateral.

(a)Certain Credit Support Events.  Upon the request of the Administrative Agent or any L/C Issuer (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 Borrower shall, in each case, immediately Cash Collateralize the then Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations.  At any time that there shall exist a Defaulting Lender, immediately upon the request of the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuers or the Swing Line Lenders, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent Cash Collateral in an amount not less than the applicable Minimum Collateral Amount (determined in the case of Cash Collateral provided pursuant to clause (ii) above, after giving effect to Section 2.16(a)(iv) and any Cash Collateral provided by the Defaulting Lender).

(b)Voluntary Cash Collateralization of Letters of Credit.  Upon prior notice to the Administrative Agent and any L/C Issuer, the Borrower or any other Loan Party may, in its discretion and at any time, Cash Collateralize all or a portion of the Outstanding Amount of L/C Obligations.

(c)Grant of Security Interest.  All Cash Collateral (other than credit support not constituting funds subject to deposit) shall be maintained in blocked deposit accounts at Bank of America which, in the case of Cash Collateral provided by any Loan Party, shall be interest bearing deposit accounts.  The Borrower shall pay on demand therefor from time to time all customary account opening, activity and other administrative fees and charges in connection with the maintenance and disbursement of Cash Collateral.  The Borrower, and to the extent provided by any Lender, such Lender, hereby grant to (and subjects to the control of) the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuers and the Lenders (including the Swing Line Lenders), and agrees to maintain, a first priority security interest in all such cash, deposit accounts and all balances therein, and all other property so provided as the ABL Priority Collateral pursuant hereto, and in all proceeds of the foregoing, all as security for the obligations to which such Cash Collateral may be applied pursuant to Section 2.15(d).  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 as herein provided, or that the total amount of such Cash Collateral is less than the Minimum Collateral Amount, the Borrower or the relevant Defaulting Lender 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.

(d)Application.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, Cash Collateral provided under any of this Section 2.15 or Sections 2.03, 2.04, 2.05, 2.06, 2.16 or 8.02 in respect of Letters of Credit or Swing Line Loans shall be held and applied to the satisfaction of the specific L/C Obligations, Swing Line Loans, obligations to fund participations therein (including, as to Cash Collateral provided by a Defaulting Lender, any interest accrued on such obligation) and other obligations for which the Cash Collateral was so provided, prior to any other application of such property as may be provided for herein.

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(e)Release.  Cash Collateral (or the appropriate portion thereof) provided to reduce Fronting Exposure or to secure other obligations shall be released promptly following (i) the elimination of the applicable Fronting Exposure or other obligations giving rise thereto (including by the termination of Defaulting Lender status of the applicable Lender (or, as appropriate, its assignee following compliance with Section 10.06(b)(vi))), or (ii) the Administrative Agent’s good faith determination that there exists excess Cash Collateral; provided, however, (w) any such release shall be without prejudice to, and any disbursement or other transfer of Cash Collateral shall be and remain subject to, any other Lien conferred under the Loan Documents and the other applicable provisions of the Loan Documents, (x) that Cash Collateral furnished by or on behalf of a Loan Party shall not be released during the continuance of a Default or Event of Default (and following application as provided in this Section 2.15 may be otherwise applied in accordance with Section 8.03), and (y) the Person providing Cash Collateral and the L/C Issuers or Swing Line Lenders, as applicable, may agree that Cash Collateral shall not be released but instead held to support future anticipated Fronting Exposure or other obligations.

2.16Defaulting Lenders

.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement:

(a)Waivers and Amendments.  A 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 Section 10.01.

(b)Reallocation of Payments and Applicable Percentages.  For purposes of determining Lenders’ obligations or rights to fund, participate in or receive collections with respect to Loans and Letters of Credit (including existing Swing Line Loans, Protective Advances and L/C Obligations), the Administrative Agent may in its discretion reallocate Applicable Percentages by excluding a Defaulting Lender’s Commitments and Loans from the calculation of thereof.

(c)Payments; Fees.  The Administrative Agent may, in its discretion, receive and retain any amounts payable to a Defaulting Lender under the Loan Documents, and a Defaulting Lender shall be deemed to have assigned to the Administrative Agent such amounts until all Obligations owing to the Administrative Agent, non-Defaulting Lenders and other Secured Parties have been paid in full.  The Administrative Agent may use such amounts to cover the Defaulting Lender’s defaulted obligations, to Cash Collateralize such Lender’s Fronting Exposure, to readvance the amounts to the Borrower or to repay Obligations.  A Lender shall not be entitled to receive any fees accruing hereunder while it is a Defaulting Lender and its unfunded Commitment shall be disregarded for purposes of calculating the commitment fee under Section 2.09(b).  If any L/C Obligations owing to a Defaulting Lender are reallocated to other Lenders, fees attributable to such L/C Obligations under Section 2.03(h) shall be paid to such Lenders.  The Administrative Agent shall be paid all fees attributable to L/C Obligations that are not reallocated.

(d)Defaulting Lender Cure.  If the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lenders and the L/C Issuers agree in writing in their sole discretion that a Defaulting 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

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such other actions as the Administrative Agent may determine to be necessary to cause the Revolving Credit Loans and funded and unfunded participations in Letters of Credit, Swing Line Loans and Protective Advances to be held on a pro rata basis by the Lenders in accordance with their Applicable Percentages (without giving effect to Section 2.16(b)), whereupon that 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 the Borrower while that Lender was a Defaulting Lender; and provided, further, that except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties, no change hereunder from Defaulting Lender to Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from that Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender.

2.17Protective Advances

.  The Administrative Agent shall be authorized, in its discretion, at any time that any condition in Section 4.02 is not satisfied, to make Base Rate Loans (“Protective Advances”) (a) up to an aggregate amount of $10,000,000 outstanding at any time, if the Administrative Agent deems such Loans necessary or desirable to preserve or protect Collateral, or to enhance the collectability or repayment of Obligations, as long as such Loans do not cause Total Outstandings to exceed the Aggregate Commitments; or (b) to pay any other amounts chargeable to the Loan Parties under any Loan Documents, including interest, costs, fees and expenses.  Lenders shall participate in Protective Advances outstanding from time to time in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentages.  The Required Lenders may at any time revoke the Administrative Agent’s authority to make further Protective Advances under clause (a) by written notice to the Administrative Agent.  Absent such revocation, the Administrative Agent’s determination that funding of a Protective Advance is appropriate shall be conclusive.  No funding of a Protective Advance shall constitute a waiver by the Administrative Agent or the Lenders of any Event of Default relating thereto.  No Loan Party shall be a beneficiary of this Section 2.17  nor authorized to enforce any of its terms.

2.18Overadvances

.  Any Overadvance shall be repaid by the Borrower on demand by the Administrative Agent, and shall constitute an Obligation secured by the Collateral, entitled to all benefits of the Loan Documents.  The Administrative Agent may require the Lenders to fund Base Rate Loans that cause or constitute an Overadvance and to forbear from requiring the Borrower to cure an Overadvance, as long as the total Overadvance does not exceed 10% of the Borrowing Base and does not continue for more than 30 consecutive days without the consent of Required Lenders.  In no event shall Loans be required that would cause Total Outstandings to exceed the Aggregate Commitments.  No funding or sufferance of an Overadvance shall constitute a waiver by the Administrative Agent or the Lenders of the Event of Default caused thereby.

Article III
TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY

3.01Taxes

.  (a) Payments Free of Taxes; Obligation to Withhold; Payments on Account of Taxes.  (i) Any and all payments by or on account of any obligation of the Borrower hereunder or under any other Loan Document shall to the extent permitted by applicable Laws be made free and clear of and without reduction or withholding for any Taxes.  If, however, applicable Laws require an applicable withholding agent to withhold or deduct any Tax, such Tax shall be withheld or deducted in accordance with such Laws as determined by the Borrower or the

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Administrative Agent, as the case may be, upon the basis of the information and documentation to be delivered pursuant to subsection (e) below.

(ii)If any applicable withholding agent shall be required by applicable Law to withhold or deduct any Taxes, including both United States federal backup withholding and withholding Taxes, from any payment, then (A) such withholding agent shall withhold or make such deductions as are determined by such withholding agent to be required based upon the information and documentation it has received pursuant to subsection (e) below, (B) such withholding agent shall timely pay the full amount withheld or deducted to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable Law, and (C) if such Tax subject to withholding or deduction is an Indemnified Tax, the sum payable by the Borrower shall be increased as necessary so that after any required withholding or the making of all required deductions (including deductions applicable to additional sums payable under this Section) the applicable Recipient receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such withholding or deduction been made.

(b)Tax Indemnifications.  (i) Without limiting the provisions of subsection (a) or (b) above, the Borrower shall, and does hereby, indemnify each Recipient and shall make payment in respect thereof within 10 days after demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes (including Indemnified Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section) withheld or deducted by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent or paid by the applicable Recipient and any penalties, interest and reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority.  The Borrower shall also, and does hereby, indemnify the Administrative Agent, and shall make payment in respect thereof within 10 days after demand therefor, for any amount which a Lender or an L/C Issuer for any reason fails to pay indefeasibly to the Administrative Agent as required by clause (ii) of this subsection.  A certificate as to the amount of any such payment or liability delivered to the Borrower by a Recipient (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), or by the Administrative Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender or an L/C Issuer, shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

(c)Payment of Other Taxes by the Borrower.  Without limiting the provisions of subsection (a) above, the Borrower shall timely pay any Other Taxes to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable Law, or at the option of the Administrative Agent timely reimburse it for the payment of any Other Taxes.  (i) Without limiting the provisions of subsection (a) or (b) above, each Lender and each L/C Issuer shall, and does hereby, indemnify the Administrative Agent, and shall make payment in respect thereof within 10 days after demand therefor, against any and all Taxes and any and all related losses, claims, liabilities, penalties, interest and expenses (including the fees, charges and disbursements of any counsel for the Administrative Agent) incurred by or asserted against the Administrative Agent by any Governmental Authority as a result of the failure by such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be, to deliver, or as a result of the inaccuracy, inadequacy or deficiency of, any documentation required to be delivered by such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be, to the Administrative Agent pursuant to subsection (e).  Each Lender and each L/C Issuer hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be, under this Agreement or any other Loan Document against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this clause (ii).

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(d)Evidence of Payments.  Upon request by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, after any payment of Taxes by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent to a Governmental Authority as provided in this Section 3.01, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent or the Administrative Agent shall deliver to the Borrower, as the case may be, the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of any return required by Laws to report such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be.

(e)Status of Lenders; Tax Documentation.  (i) Any Lender that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments made under any Loan Document shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, at the time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding.  In addition, any Lender, if reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable Law or reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will enable the Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding two sentences, the completion, execution and submission of such documentation (other than such documentation set forth in Section 3.01(e)(ii)(A), (B) and (D) below) shall not be required if in the Lender’s reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender.

(ii)Without limiting the generality of the foregoing,

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

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

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

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article of such tax treaty and (y) with respect to any other applicable payments under any Loan Document, IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “business profits” or “other income” article of such tax treaty;

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

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

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

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

(D)if a payment made to a Recipient under any Loan Document would be subject to U.S. federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Recipient were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), such Recipient shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by Law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent such documentation

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prescribed by applicable Law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for the Borrower and the Administrative Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Recipient has complied with such Recipient’s obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment.  Solely for purposes of this clause (D), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.

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

(f)Treatment of Certain Refunds.  Unless required by applicable Laws, at no time shall the Administrative Agent have any obligation to file for or otherwise pursue on behalf of a Lender or an L/C Issuer, or have any obligation to pay to any Lender or any L/C Issuer, any refund of Taxes withheld or deducted from funds paid for the account of such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be.  If the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any L/C Issuer determines, in its sole discretion, that it has received a refund of any Taxes or Other Taxes as to which it has been indemnified by the Borrower or with respect to which the Borrower has paid additional amounts pursuant to this Section, it shall pay to the Borrower an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made, or additional amounts paid, by the Borrower under this Section with respect to the Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the Administrative Agent, such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be, and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund), provided that the Borrower, upon the request of the Administrative Agent, such Lender or such L/C Issuer, agrees to repay the amount paid over to the Borrower (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) to the Administrative Agent, such Lender or such L/C Issuer in the event the Administrative Agent, such Lender or such L/C Issuer is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority.  This subsection shall not be construed to require the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any L/C Issuer to make available its Tax returns (or any other information relating to its Taxes that it deems confidential) to the Borrower or any other Person.

(g)[Reserved].

(h)Survival.  Each party’s obligations under this Section 3.01 shall survive the resignation or replacement of the Administrative Agent or any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, a Lender or an L/C Issuer, the termination of the Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all other Obligations.

3.02Illegality

.  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 Loans whose interest is determined by reference to LIBOR, or to determine or charge interest rates based upon LIBOR, or any Governmental Authority has imposed material restrictions on the authority of such Lender to purchase or sell, or to take deposits of, Dollars in the London interbank market, then, on notice thereof by such Lender

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to the Borrower through the Administrative Agent, (i) any obligation of such Lender to make or continue LIBOR Loans or to convert Base Rate Loans to LIBOR Loans shall be suspended, and (ii) if such notice asserts the illegality of such Lender making or maintaining Base Rate Loans the interest rate on which is determined by reference to the LIBOR component of the Base Rate, the interest rate on which Base Rate Loans of such Lender shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the LIBOR component of the Base Rate, in each case until such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Borrower that the circumstances giving rise to such determination no longer exist.  Upon receipt of such notice, (x) the Borrower shall, upon demand from such Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), prepay or, if applicable, convert all LIBOR Loans of such Lender to Base Rate Loans (the interest rate on which Base Rate Loans of such Lender shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the LIBOR component of the Base Rate), either on the last day of the Interest Period therefor, if such Lender may lawfully continue to maintain such LIBOR Loans to such day, or immediately, if such Lender may not lawfully continue to maintain such LIBOR Loans and (y) if such notice asserts the illegality of such Lender determining or charging interest rates based upon LIBOR, the Administrative Agent shall during the period of such suspension compute the Base Rate applicable to such Lender without reference to the LIBOR component thereof until the Administrative Agent is advised in writing by such Lender that it is no longer illegal for such Lender to determine or charge interest rates based upon LIBOR. Upon any such prepayment or conversion, the Borrower shall also pay accrued interest on the amount so prepaid or converted.

3.03Inability to Determine Rates

.  The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders if, in connection with any Loan or request with respect to a Loan, (a) the Administrative Agent determines that (i) Dollar deposits are not being offered to banks in the London interbank eurodollar market for the applicable Loan amount or Interest Period, or (ii) adequate and reasonable means do not exist for determining LIBOR for the Loan or Interest Period (including with respect to calculation of the Base Rate); or (b) the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders determine for any reason that LIBOR for the Interest Period does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to Lenders of funding or maintaining the Loan.  Thereafter, the Lenders’ obligations to make or maintain affected LIBOR Loans and utilization of the LIBOR component (if affected) in determining Base Rate shall be suspended until the Administrative Agent determines (or is instructed by the Required Lenders) to withdraw the notice.  Upon receipt of such notice, the Borrower may revoke any pending request for funding, conversion or continuation of a LIBOR Loan or, failing that, will be deemed to have requested a Base Rate Loan, and the Administrative Agent may (or shall upon request by the Required Lenders) immediately convert any affected LIBOR Loan to a Base Rate Loan and/or disregard the use of LIBOR in determining Base Rate.

3.04Increased Costs; Capital Adequacy

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

(i)impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve, liquidity, special deposit, compulsory loan, insurance charge or similar requirement against assets of, deposits with or for the account of, or credit extended or participated in by, any Lender (except any reserve requirement reflected in calculating LIBOR) or any L/C Issuer;

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

(iii)impose on any Lender or any L/C Issuer or the London interbank market any other condition, cost or expense affecting this Agreement or LIBOR Loans made by such Lender or any Letter of Credit or participation therein;

and the result of any of the foregoing shall be to increase the cost to such Lender of making, converting to, continuing or maintaining any Loan the interest on which is determined by reference to LIBOR (or of maintaining its obligation to make any such Loan), or to increase the cost to such Lender or such L/C Issuer of participating in, issuing or maintaining any Letter of Credit (or of maintaining its obligation to participate in or to issue any Letter of Credit), or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by such Lender or such L/C Issuer hereunder (whether of principal, interest or any other amount) then, upon request of such Lender or such L/C Issuer, the Borrower will pay to such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be, for such additional costs incurred or reduction suffered.

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

(c)Certificates for Reimbursement.  A certificate of a Lender or an L/C Issuer setting forth the amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Lender or such L/C Issuer or its holding company, as the case may be, as specified in subsection (a) or (b) of this Section and delivered to the Borrower shall be conclusive absent manifest error.  The Borrower shall pay such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be, the amount shown as due on any such certificate within 10 days after receipt thereof.

(d)Delay in Requests.  Failure or delay on the part of any Lender or any L/C Issuer to demand compensation pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s or such L/C Issuer’s right to demand such compensation, provided that the Borrower shall not be required to compensate a Lender or an L/C Issuer pursuant to the

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foregoing provisions of this Section for any increased costs incurred or reductions suffered more than 180 days prior to the date that such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be, notifies the Borrower of the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions and of such Lender’s or such L/C Issuer’s intention to claim compensation therefor (except that, if the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions is retroactive, then the 180-day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof).

(e)Reserves on LIBOR Loans.  The Borrower shall pay to each Lender, (i) as long as such Lender shall be required to maintain reserves with respect to liabilities or assets consisting of or including Eurocurrency funds or deposits (currently known as “Eurocurrency liabilities”), additional interest on the unpaid principal amount of each LIBOR 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) and (ii) as long as such Lender shall be required to comply with any reserve ratio requirement or analogous requirement of any central banking or financial regulatory authority imposed in respect of the maintenance of the Commitments or the funding of the Loans, such additional costs (expressed as a percentage per annum and rounded upwards, if necessary, to the nearest five decimal places) equal to the actual costs allocated to such Commitment or Loan by such Lender (as determined by such Lender in good faith, which determination shall be conclusive), which shall be due and payable on each date on which interest is payable on such Loan, provided the Borrower shall have received at least 10 days’ prior notice (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) of such additional interest from such Lender.  If a Lender fails to give notice 10 days prior to the relevant Interest Payment Date, such additional interest shall be due and payable 10 days from receipt of such notice.

3.05Compensation for Losses

.  Upon demand of any Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) from time to time, the Borrower 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 LIBOR 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 the Borrower (for a reason other than the failure of such Lender to make a Loan) to prepay, borrow, continue or convert any LIBOR Loan on the date or in the amount notified by the Borrower; or

(c)any assignment of a LIBOR Loan on a day other than the last day of the Interest Period therefor as a result of a request by the Borrower pursuant to Section 10.13;

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 Borrower shall also pay any customary administrative fees charged by such Lender in connection with the foregoing.

For purposes of calculating amounts payable by the Borrower to the Lenders under this Section 3.05, each Lender shall be deemed to have funded each LIBOR Loan made by it at LIBOR for such Loan by a matching deposit or other borrowing in the London interbank eurodollar market

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for a comparable amount and for a comparable period, whether or not such LIBOR Loan was in fact so funded.

3.06Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders

.  (a) Designation of a Different Lending Office.  If any Lender requests compensation under Section 3.04, or the Borrower is required to pay any additional amount to any Lender, any L/C Issuer, or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender or any L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 3.01, or if any Lender gives a notice pursuant to Section 3.02, then such Lender or such L/C Issuer shall, as applicable, use reasonable efforts to designate a different Lending Office for funding or booking its Loans hereunder or to assign its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices, branches or affiliates, if, in the judgment of such Lender or such L/C Issuer, such designation or assignment (i) would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 3.01 or 3.04, as the case may be, in the future, or eliminate the need for the notice pursuant to Section 3.02, as applicable, and (ii) in each case, would not subject such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be, to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be disadvantageous to such Lender or such L/C Issuer, as the case may be.  The Borrower hereby agree to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender or any L/C Issuer in connection with any such designation or assignment.

(b)Replacement of Lenders.  If any Lender requests compensation under Section 3.04, or if the Borrower is required to pay any additional amount to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 3.01, the Borrower may replace such Lender in accordance with Section 10.13.

3.07Survival

.  All of the Borrower’s obligations under this Article III shall survive termination of the Aggregate Commitments, repayment of all other Obligations hereunder, and resignation of the Administrative Agent.

Article IV
CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO CREDIT EXTENSIONS

4.01Conditions of Initial Credit Extension

.  The obligation of each L/C Issuer and each Lender to make its initial Credit Extension hereunder is subject to satisfaction of the following conditions precedent:

(a)The Administrative Agent’s receipt of the following, each of which shall be originals or telecopies (followed promptly by originals) unless otherwise specified, each properly executed by a Responsible Officer of the signing Loan Party, each dated the Closing Date (or, in the case of certificates of governmental officials, a recent date before the Closing Date) and each in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and each of the Lenders:

(i)executed counterparts of this Agreement and the Guaranty, sufficient in number for distribution to the Administrative Agent, each Lender and the Borrower;

(ii)a Note executed by the Borrower in favor of each Lender requesting a Note;

(iii)the Intercreditor Agreement, duly executed by each of the parties thereto;

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(iv)the Security Agreement, duly executed by each Loan Party, together with:

(A)proper financing statements in form appropriate for filing under the UCC in all jurisdictions that the Administrative Agent may deem necessary or reasonably desirable in order to perfect the Liens created under the Security Agreement, covering the Collateral described in the Security Agreement,

(B)UCC and Lien searches and other evidence satisfactory to the Administrative Agent that Liens in favor of the Administrative Agent are the only Liens upon the Collateral, except Liens permitted under Section 7.01,

(C)evidence of the completion of all other actions, recordings and filings of or with respect to the Security Agreement that the Administrative Agent may deem necessary or desirable in order to perfect the Liens created thereby,

(D)the Account Control Agreements (as defined in the Security Agreement) required pursuant to the Security Agreement and duly executed by the appropriate parties, and

(E)evidence that all other action that the Administrative Agent may deem necessary or desirable in order to perfect the Liens created under the Security Agreement has been taken (including receipt of duly executed payoff letters and UCC-3 termination statements);

(v)such certificates of resolutions or other action, incumbency certificates and/or other certificates of Responsible Officers of each Loan Party as the Administrative Agent may 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 Loan Party is a party or is to be a party;

(vi)such documents and certifications as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require to evidence that each Loan Party is duly organized or formed, and that the Borrower and each Guarantor is validly existing, in good standing and qualified to engage in business in each jurisdiction where its ownership, lease or operation of properties or the conduct of its business requires such qualification, except to the extent that failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;

(vii)a favorable written opinion of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP addressed to the Administrative Agent and each Lender, as to the matters concerning the Loan Parties and the Loan Documents as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request;

(viii)a certificate signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower certifying (A) that the conditions specified in Sections 4.02(a) and (b) have been satisfied, (B) that, after giving effect to the issuance or deemed issuance of any Letters of Credit on the Closing Date, any additional Credit Extension on the Closing Date, the payment by the Borrower of all fees and expenses due hereunder and all payments due on the Closing Date, Revolving Credit Usage shall not exceed $20,000,000, and (C) that attached to such

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certificate are true and correct calculations evidencing satisfaction of the conditions described in clause (B) above;

(ix)a Borrowing Base Certificate as of March 31, 2019;

(x)a financial forecast of Parent and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis prepared by management of Parent, including consolidated balance sheets and statements of income or operations and cash flows of Parent and its Subsidiaries on a quarterly basis for each of Parent’s fiscal years 2019 through and including 2024;

(xi)for the month ended March 31, 2019, a consolidated balance sheet of Parent and its Subsidiaries as at the end of such month, and the related consolidated statements of income or operations, changes in shareholders’ equity, and cash flows for such month, all in reasonable detail, certified by a Financial Officer of Parent as fairly presenting in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows of Parent and its Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP, subject only to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes;

(xii)a certificate from the Borrower attesting to the Solvency of each Material Loan Party before and after giving effect to entering into this Agreement and any repayment or incurrence of Indebtedness on the Closing Date and the payment of fees and expenses in connection therewith, from its chief financial officer;

(xiii)evidence that all insurance required to be maintained pursuant to the Loan Documents has been obtained and is in effect, and endorsements naming the Administrative Agent, on behalf of the Lenders, as an additional insured or loss payee, as the case may be, under all insurance policies maintained with respect to the assets and properties of the Loan Parties that constitute Collateral;

(xiv)duly executed payoff letters  with respect to the existing indebtedness under each of the first lien credit agreement and the second lien credit agreement, together with all related release instruments and attachments thereto, in each case in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

(xv)[Reserved]; and

(xvi)if applicable, a duly executed Letter of Credit Application for each Letter of Credit requested to be issued on the Closing Date, together with all other documents and information pertaining to such requested Letter of Credit issuance as the L/C Issuer or the Administrative Agent may reasonably require.

(b)(i) All fees required to be paid to the Administrative Agent and any L/C Issuer on or before the Closing Date shall have been paid and (ii) all fees required to be paid to the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Lenders on or before the Closing Date shall have been paid.

(c)Unless waived by the Administrative Agent, the Borrower shall have paid all reasonable and documented fees, charges and disbursements of counsel to the Administrative Agent (directly to such counsel if requested by the Administrative Agent) to the extent invoiced

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two days prior to the Closing Date, plus such additional amounts of such fees, charges and disbursements as shall constitute its reasonable estimate of such fees, charges and disbursements incurred or to be incurred by it through the closing proceedings (provided that such estimate shall not thereafter preclude a final settling of accounts between the Borrower and the Administrative Agent).

(d)[reserved].

(e)All consents, licenses, approvals, waivers, acknowledgements and other agreements required in connection with the execution, delivery and performance by such Loan Party, and the validity against such Loan Party, of the Loan Documents to which it is a party shall be in full force and effect.

(f)The Borrower shall have provided, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and each Lender, all documentation and other information as the Administrative Agent or any Lender deems appropriate in connection with applicable “know your customer” and anti-money-laundering rules and regulations, including the Patriot Act and Beneficial Ownership Regulation.  If the Borrower or any other Loan Party qualifies as a “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, it shall deliver a Beneficial Ownership Certification to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders upon request.

Without limiting the generality of the provisions of the last paragraph of Section 9.03, for purposes of determining compliance with the conditions specified in this Section 4.01, 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 unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from such Lender prior to the proposed Closing Date specifying its objection thereto.

4.02Conditions to all Credit Extensions

.  The obligation of each Lender to honor any Request for Credit Extension (other than a Revolving Credit Loan Notice requesting only a conversion of Revolving Credit Loans to the other Type, or a continuation of LIBOR Loans) is subject to the following conditions precedent:

(a)The representations and warranties of the Borrower and each other Loan Party contained in Article V or any other Loan Document, or which are contained in any document furnished at any time under or in connection herewith or therewith, shall be true and correct in all material respects on and as of the date of such Credit Extension, except to the extent that (i) such representations and warranties are qualified by materiality or reference to “Material Adverse Effect”, in which case such representations and warranties shall be true and correct in all respects, and (ii) that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct in all material respects (without duplication of any materiality qualification applicable thereto) as of such earlier date; provided that for purposes of this Section 4.02, the representations and warranties contained in Sections 5.05(a) and (b) shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to Sections 6.01(a) and (b), respectively.

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

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

Each Request for Credit Extension (other than a Revolving Credit Loan Notice requesting only a conversion of Revolving Credit Loans to the other Type or a continuation of LIBOR Loans) submitted by the Borrower shall be deemed to be a representation and warranty that the conditions specified in Sections 4.02(a) and (b) have been satisfied on and as of the date of the applicable Credit Extension.

4.03Post-Closing Date Conditions

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(a)Within 90 days after the Closing Date or such longer time as the Administrative Agent permits in its sole discretion, the Borrower shall close any Deposit Accounts maintained at Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and transfer all funds therein to an account of the Borrower maintained by the Administrative Agent and provide evidence of such closure to the Administrative Agent, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

(b)Within 45 days after Closing or such longer time as the Administrative Agent permits in its sole discretion, the Borrower shall delivered updated endorsements on its insurance policies reflecting the Lender’s requested changes.

Article V
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

Parent and the Borrower represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders that:

5.01Existence, Qualification and Power

.  Each Loan Party and each of its Restricted Subsidiaries (a) is duly organized or formed, validly existing and, as applicable, in good standing 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 and (ii) execute, deliver and perform its obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is a party, and (c) is duly qualified and is licensed and, as applicable, 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; except in each case referred to in clause (b)(i) or (c), to the extent that failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.  As of the Closing Date, all information included in any Beneficial Ownership Certification is true and complete in all respects.

5.02Authorization; 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 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) conflict with or result in any breach or contravention of, under, or require any payment to be made under 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, except for conflicts, breaches or contraventions that could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, (c) violate any Law or any order, injunction, writ or decree of any Governmental Authority or any arbitral award to

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which such Person or its property is subject, except for violations that could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect; or (d) result in the creation or imposition of any Lien on any property of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary except Liens created under the Loan Documents.

5.03Governmental Authorization; Other Consents

.  No approval, consent, exemption, authorization, or other action by, or notice to, or filing with, any Governmental Authority or any other Person is necessary or required in connection with (a) the execution, delivery or performance by, or enforcement against, any Loan Party of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, (b) the grant by any Loan Party of the Liens granted by it pursuant to the Collateral Documents, (c) the perfection or continuance of the Liens created under the Collateral Documents (including the first priority nature thereof with respect to the ABL Priority Collateral) or (d) the exercise by the Administrative Agent or any Lender of its rights under the Loan Documents or the remedies in respect of the Collateral pursuant to the Collateral Documents, except for the authorizations, approvals, actions, notices and filings which (i) have been duly obtained, taken, given or made and are in full force and effect, (ii) are required by the Loan Documents or (iii) in the case of any authorization, approval, action, notice or filing from or with a Person other than a Governmental Authority, the failure to have could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

5.04Binding 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 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 thereto in accordance with its terms except as such enforcement may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency or similar Laws of general application relating to the enforcement of creditors’ rights and by general principles of equity.

5.05Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect

.  (a) The Audited Financial Statements (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 Parent and its 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 or describe all material indebtedness and other liabilities, direct or contingent, of Parent and its Subsidiaries as of the date thereof, including liabilities for taxes, material commitments and Indebtedness.

(b)Since the date of the Audited Financial Statements, there has been no event or circumstance, either individually or in the aggregate, that has had or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(c)The consolidated forecasted balance sheet, statements of income and cash flows of Parent and its Subsidiaries delivered pursuant to Section 4.01 or Section 6.01(c) were prepared in good faith on the basis of the assumptions stated therein, which assumptions were fair in light of the conditions existing at the time of delivery of such forecasts, and represented, at the time of delivery, Parent’s best estimate of its future financial condition and performance, recognizing that

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there are industry-wide risks normally associated with the types of business conducted by Parent and its Subsidiaries and that Parent does not warrant that such forecasts and estimates will ultimately prove to have been accurate.

5.06Litigation

.  There are no actions, suits, proceedings, claims or disputes pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened or contemplated, at law, in equity, in arbitration or before any Governmental Authority, by or against the Borrower or any of their Subsidiaries or against any of their properties or revenues that (a) purport to affect or pertain to this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or (b) either individually or in the aggregate, if determined adversely, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

5.07No Default

.  Neither any Loan Party nor any Restricted Subsidiary thereof 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.

5.08Ownership of Property; Liens; Investments

.  Each Loan Party and each of its Restricted Subsidiaries has good title to, or valid leasehold interests in, all of their respective property necessary or used in the ordinary conduct of its business, except for Liens to secure the Term Loan Priority Collateral, liens otherwise permitted under Section 7.01 hereof and such defects in title as could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

5.09Environmental Compliance

.  (a) The Loan Parties and their respective Subsidiaries conduct in the ordinary course of business a review of the effect of existing Environmental Laws and claims alleging potential liability or responsibility for violation of any Environmental Law on their respective businesses, operations and properties, and as a result thereof the Borrower has reasonably concluded that such Environmental Laws and claims could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(b)None of the properties currently owned or operated or, to the knowledge of any Loan Party, formerly owned or operated, by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries is listed or proposed for listing on the NPL or on the CERCLIS or any analogous foreign, state or local list or is adjacent to any such property.  Except as in accordance in all material respects with the requirements of all Environmental Laws: (i) there are no and never have been any underground or above-ground storage tanks or any surface impoundments, septic tanks, pits, sumps or lagoons in which Hazardous Materials are being or have been treated, stored or disposed on any property currently owned or operated by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries or, to the best of the knowledge of the Loan Parties, on any property formerly owned or operated by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries and (ii) Hazardous Materials have not been released, discharged or disposed of on any property currently or formerly owned or operated by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries.  Except as could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to cause a Material Adverse Effect, there is no asbestos or asbestos-containing material on any property currently owned or operated by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries.

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(c)Neither any Loan Party nor any of its Subsidiaries is undertaking, and has not completed, either individually or together with other potentially responsible parties, any investigation or assessment or remedial or response action relating to any actual or threatened release, discharge or disposal of Hazardous Materials at any site, location or operation, either voluntarily or pursuant to the order of any Governmental Authority or the requirements of any Environmental Law except for any investigations, assessments or remedial or response actions not reasonably expected to result in any material liability to any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries.  All Hazardous Materials generated, used, treated, handled or stored at, or transported to or from, any property currently or formerly owned or operated by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries have been disposed of in accordance with the requirements of all Environmental Laws in all material respects and in a manner not reasonably expected to result in material liability to any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries.

(d)The Borrower and its Subsidiaries have obtained all Environmental Permits necessary for the ownership and operation of its properties and assets and the conduct of its business except where the failure to do so could, either individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in material liability to any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries.  Except where the failure to do so could not, either individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to cause a Material Adverse Effect, the Borrower and each of its Subsidiaries have been and are in compliance with all terms and conditions of such Environmental Permits.  There are no pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened, claims against the Borrower or any Subsidiary under any Environmental Laws and neither the Borrower nor any Subsidiary has received any written notice of alleged non-compliance with applicable Environmental Laws or Environmental Permits which could, in each case, either individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to (i) cause a Material Adverse Effect or (ii) result in material liability to any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries.

5.10Insurance

.  The properties of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries are insured with financially sound and reputable insurance companies not Affiliates of the Borrower, in such amounts (after giving effect to any self-insurance compatible with the following standards), 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 Borrower or the applicable Restricted Subsidiary operates.

5.11Taxes

.  Parent and its Restricted Subsidiaries have filed all federal, state and other material Tax returns and reports required to be filed, and have paid all federal, state and other material Taxes, assessments, fees and other 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 Parent or any Restricted Subsidiary that would, if made, have a Material Adverse Effect.  Neither any Loan Party nor any Subsidiary thereof is party to any Tax sharing agreement.

5.12ERISA Compliance.

(a)There are no pending or, to the best knowledge of the Borrower, threatened claims, actions or lawsuits, or action by any Governmental Authority, with respect to any Plan that could

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reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.  There has been no prohibited transaction or violation of the fiduciary responsibility rules with respect to any Plan that has resulted or could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

(b)Except as could not, either individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to cause a Material Adverse Effect: (i) no ERISA Event has occurred, and neither the Borrower nor any ERISA Affiliate is aware of any fact, event or circumstance that could reasonably be expected to constitute or result in an ERISA Event with respect to any Pension Plan; (ii) the Borrower and each ERISA Affiliate has met all applicable requirements under the Pension Funding Rules in respect of each Pension Plan, and no waiver of the minimum funding standards under the Pension Funding Rules has been applied for or obtained; (iii) as of the most recent valuation date for any Pension Plan, the funding target attainment percentage (as defined in Section 430(d)(2) of the Code) is 60% or higher and neither the Borrower nor any ERISA Affiliate knows of any facts or circumstances that could reasonably be expected to cause the funding target attainment percentage for any such plan to drop below 60% as of the most recent valuation date; (iv) neither the Borrower nor any ERISA Affiliate has incurred any liability to the PBGC other than for the payment of premiums, and there are no premium payments which have become due that are unpaid; (v) neither the Borrower nor any ERISA Affiliate has engaged in a transaction that could be subject to Section 4069 or Section 4212(c) of ERISA; (vi) no Pension Plan has been terminated by the plan administrator thereof nor by the PBGC, and no event or circumstance has occurred or exists that could reasonably be expected to cause the PBGC to institute proceedings under Title IV of ERISA to terminate any Pension Plan; and (vii) the Borrower and each ERISA Affiliate have maintained each Plan (other than a Multiemployer Plan) in compliance with the applicable provisions of ERISA, the Code and other federal or state laws.

5.13Subsidiaries; Equity Interests; Loan Parties

.  As of the Closing Date, no Loan Party has any Subsidiaries other than those specifically disclosed in Part (a) of Schedule 5.13, and all of the outstanding Equity Interests in such Subsidiaries have been validly issued, are fully paid and non-assessable (if applicable) and are owned by a Loan Party in the amounts specified on Part (a) of Schedule 5.13 free and clear of all Liens except those permitted under Section 7.01.  As of the Closing Date, no Loan Party has any equity investments in any other corporation or entity other than those specifically disclosed in Part (b) of Schedule 5.13.  Set forth on Part (c) of Schedule 5.13 is a complete and accurate list of all Loan Parties, showing as of the Closing Date (as to each Loan Party) the jurisdiction of its incorporation, the address of its principal place of business or chief executive office (as applicable) and its U.S. taxpayer identification number or, in the case of any non-U.S. Loan Party that does not have a U.S. taxpayer identification number, its unique identification number issued to it by the jurisdiction of its incorporation.  

5.14Margin Regulations; Investment Company Act

.  (a) The Borrower is not engaged and will not engage, principally or as one of its 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.  Following the application of the proceeds of each Borrowing or drawing under each Letter of Credit, not more than 25% of the value of the assets (either of the Borrower only or of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis) subject to the provisions of Section 7.01 or Section 7.05 or subject to any restriction contained in any agreement or instrument between the Borrower and any Lender or any

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Affiliate of any Lender relating to Indebtedness and within the scope of Section 8.01(e) will be margin stock.

(b)Neither the Borrower nor any Person Controlling the Borrower, or any Subsidiary is or is required to be registered as an “investment company” under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

5.15Disclosure

.  The Borrower has disclosed to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders all written agreements, instruments and corporate or other restrictions to which it or any of its Subsidiaries or any other Loan Party 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.  No written report, financial statement, certificate or other information furnished by or on behalf of any Loan Party to the Administrative Agent or any Lender in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby and the negotiation of this Agreement or delivered hereunder or under any other Loan Document (in each case as modified or supplemented by other information so furnished), when taken as a whole, contains any material misstatement of fact or omits to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not materially misleading; provided that, with respect to projections, budgets, estimates and other forward looking statements, the Borrower represents only that such information was prepared in good faith based upon assumptions believed to be reasonable at the time, recognizing that there are industry-wide risks normally associated with the types of business conducted by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries and that the Borrower does not warrant that such projections, budgets, estimates and other forward looking statements will ultimately prove to have been accurate.

5.16Compliance with Laws

.  Each Loan Party and each Restricted Subsidiary thereof 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.

5.17Intellectual Property; Licenses, Etc

. The Borrower and each of its Restricted Subsidiaries own, or possess the right to use, all of the trademarks, service marks, trade names, copyrights, patents, patent rights, franchises, licenses and other intellectual property rights (collectively, “IP Rights”) that are reasonably necessary for the operation of their respective businesses, without conflict with the rights of any other Person to the extent such conflict could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.  To the best knowledge of the Borrower, no slogan or other advertising device, product, process, method, substance, part or other material now employed, or now contemplated to be employed, by the Borrower or any of their Restricted Subsidiaries infringes upon any rights held by any other Person.  No claim or litigation regarding any of the foregoing is pending or, to the best knowledge of the Borrower, threatened, which, either individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

5.18Solvency

.  Each Material Loan Party is, together with its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, Solvent.

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5.19Casualty, Etc

. Neither the businesses nor the properties of any Loan Party or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries 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, either individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

5.20Labor Matters

.  There are no collective bargaining agreements or Multiemployer Plans covering the employees of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries as of the Closing Date and neither the Borrower nor any Restricted Subsidiary have suffered any strikes, walkouts, work stoppages or other material labor difficulty within the last five years.

5.21Collateral Documents

.  The provisions of the Collateral Documents are effective to create in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties a legal, valid and enforceable first priority Lien (subject to Liens permitted by Section 7.01) on all right, title and interest of the respective Loan Parties in the ABL Priority Collateral described therein and with respect to the Term Loan Priority Collateral a legal, valid and enforceable Lien.  Except for filings contemplated hereby and by the Collateral Documents and for such other action completed on or promptly after the Closing Date, no filing or other action will be necessary to perfect or protect such Liens.

5.22Sanctions Concerns

.  No Loan Party, nor any Subsidiary, nor, to the knowledge of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries, any director, officer, employee, agent, affiliate or representative thereof, is an individual or entity that is, or is owned or controlled by any individual or entity that is, (a) currently the subject or target of any Sanctions or (b) located, organized or resident in a Designated Jurisdiction.

5.23EEA Financial Institutions

.  No Loan Party is an EEA Financial Institution.

Article VI
AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS

So long as any Lender shall have any Commitment hereunder, any Loan or other Obligation hereunder shall remain unpaid or unsatisfied, or any Letter of Credit shall remain outstanding, Parent shall, and shall (except in the case of the covenants set forth in Sections 6.01, 6.02, 6.03 and 6.11) cause each Restricted Subsidiary to:

6.01Financial Statements; Borrowing Base Certificate

.  Deliver to the Administrative Agent for delivery to each Lender, in form and detail reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent:

(a)as soon as available, but in any event within 90 days after the end of each fiscal year of Parent (or, if earlier, 15 days after the date required to be filed with the SEC (without giving effect to any extension permitted by the SEC) (commencing with the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019), a consolidated balance sheet of Parent and its Subsidiaries as at the end of such fiscal year, and the related consolidated statements of income or operations, changes in 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 a report and opinion of an independent certified public accountant of

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nationally recognized standing, 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 or any qualification or exception as to the scope of such audit other than with respect to, or resulting from, (i) an upcoming maturity date or (ii) any potential inability to satisfy any financial covenant on a future date or for a future period;

(b)as soon as available, but in any event within 45 days after the end of each of the first three fiscal quarters of each fiscal year of Parent (or, if earlier, 5 days after the date required to be filed with the SEC (without giving effect to any extension permitted by the SEC (commencing with the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2019)), a consolidated balance sheet of Parent and its Subsidiaries as at the end of such fiscal quarter, and the related consolidated statements of income or operations, changes in shareholders’ equity, and cash flows for such fiscal quarter and for the portion of the Loan Parties’ 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, certified by  a Financial Officer of the Loan Parties as fairly presenting in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows of Parent and its Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP, subject only to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes;

(c)if there are any Unrestricted Subsidiaries as of the end of any fiscal period covered by the financial statements referred to in Section 6.01(a) or (b), concurrently with the delivery of such financial statements, internally prepared consolidating financial statements reconciling the financial condition of Parent’s Restricted Subsidiaries and Unrestricted Subsidiaries, in a format reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, certified by a Financial Officer of Parent as presenting fairly in all material respects the financial condition and results of operations of the Restricted Subsidiaries and Unrestricted Subsidiaries of Parent in accordance with GAAP;

(d)if a Monthly Financial Reporting Trigger Period is in effect, as soon as available, but in any event within 30 days after the end of each month, a consolidated balance sheet of Parent and its Subsidiaries as at the end of such month, and the related consolidated statements of income or operations, changes in shareholders’ equity, and cash flows for such month and for the portion of Parent’s fiscal year then ended, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the corresponding month of the previous fiscal year and the corresponding portion of the previous fiscal year, all in reasonable detail, certified by  a Financial Officer of Parent as fairly presenting in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows of Parent and its Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP, subject only to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes;

(e)in connection with the delivery of financial statements referred to in Section 6.01(a), a financial forecast of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries on a consolidated and, if there are any Unrestricted Subsidiaries, consolidating basis prepared by management of Parent, in form reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, including consolidated and, if there are any Unrestricted Subsidiaries, consolidating balance sheets and statements of income or operations and cash flows of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries on a quarterly basis for the immediately following fiscal year (including the fiscal year in which the Maturity Date occurs);

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(f)a Borrowing Base Certificate along with the reporting required in Section 5.10(b) of the Security Agreement, prepared as of the end of the applicable period, as soon as available, but in any event (i) when no Weekly BBC Trigger Period is in effect, not later than 20 days after the end of each month and (ii) when a Weekly BBC Trigger Period is in effect, not later than 3 Business Days after the end of each week.  All calculations of Availability in any Borrowing Base Certificate shall originally be made by the Borrower and certified by a Financial Officer of the Borrower, provided that the Administrative Agent may from time to time review and adjust any such calculation (A) to reflect its reasonable estimate of declines in value of any ABL Priority Collateral, due to collections received in the Dominion Accounts or otherwise; and (B) to the extent the calculation is not made in accordance with this Agreement or does not accurately reflect the Availability Reserve.

As to any information contained in materials furnished pursuant to Section 6.02(d), the Borrower shall not be separately required to furnish such information under Section 6.01(a) or (b) above, but the foregoing shall not be in derogation of the obligation of the Borrower to furnish the information and materials described in Sections 6.01(a) and (b) above at the times specified therein.

6.02Certificates; Other Information

.  Deliver to the Administrative Agent for delivery to each Lender, in form and detail reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent:

(a)concurrently with the delivery of the financial statements referred to in Section 6.01(a), a certificate of its independent certified public accountants certifying such financial statements and stating that in making the examination necessary therefor no knowledge was obtained of any Default under the financial covenants set forth herein or, if any such Default shall exist, stating the nature and status of such event;

(b)concurrently with the delivery of the financial statements referred to in Sections 6.01(a), (b) and (c), a duly completed Compliance Certificate, including a calculation of the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio whether or not the financial covenant is being tested at such time, signed by a Financial Officer of the Borrower(which delivery may, unless the Administrative Agent, or a Lender requests executed originals at least three Business Days prior to the applicable deadline for delivery thereunder, be by electronic communication including fax or email and shall be deemed to be an original authentic counterpart thereof for all purposes);

(c)promptly after any request by the Administrative Agent or any Lender, copies of any detailed audit reports, management letters or written recommendations submitted to the board of directors (or the audit committee of the board of directors) of any Loan Party by independent accountants in connection with the accounts or books of any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, or any audit of any of them;

(d)promptly after the same are available, copies of each annual report, proxy or financial statement or other report or communication sent to the stockholders of Parent, and copies of all annual, regular, periodic and special reports and registration statements which Parent may file or be required to file with the SEC under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, or with any national securities exchange, and in any case not otherwise required to be delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant hereto;

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(e)promptly after the furnishing thereof, copies of any written statement or report furnished to any holder of debt securities of any Loan Party or of any of its Restricted Subsidiaries pursuant to the terms of the Term Loan Documents or any indenture, loan or credit or similar agreement with respect to Indebtedness in excess of $10,000,000 (other than this Agreement or the Term Loan Agreement) and not otherwise required to be furnished to the Lenders pursuant to Section 6.01 or any other clause of this Section 6.02;

(f)in connection with the delivery of financial statements under Section 6.1(a) (or such later period as the Administrative Agent may agree in its discretion), a report summarizing the insurance coverage (specifying type, amount and carrier) in effect for each Loan Party and its Restricted Subsidiaries and containing such additional information as the Administrative Agent, or any Lender through the Administrative Agent, may reasonably specify;

(g)promptly, and in any event within five Business Days after receipt thereof by Parent or any Loan Party or any Restricted Subsidiary thereof, copies of each written notice or other correspondence received from the SEC (or comparable agency in any applicable non-U.S. jurisdiction) concerning any investigation or possible investigation or other inquiry by such agency regarding financial or other operational results of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof;

(h)[Reserved];

(i)promptly after the assertion or occurrence thereof, notice of any action or proceeding against or of any noncompliance by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries with any Environmental Law or Environmental Permit that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; and

(j)promptly, such additional information regarding the business, financial, legal or corporate affairs of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof, or compliance with the terms of the Loan Documents, as the Administrative Agent or any Lender may from time to time reasonably request, including without limitation, information for purposes of compliance with applicable “know your customer” and anti-money-laundering rules and regulations, including, without limitation, the Patriot Act and the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.

Documents required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or (b) or Section 6.02(d), (e) or (i)  or (to the extent any such documents are included in materials otherwise filed with the SEC) may be delivered electronically and if so delivered, shall be deemed to have been delivered on the date (i) on which the Parent or the Borrower posts such documents, or provides a link thereto on the Internet at the website address listed on Schedule 10.02; or (ii) on which such documents are posted on the Borrower’s behalf on an Internet or intranet website, if any, to which each Lender and the Administrative Agent have access (whether a commercial, third-party website or whether sponsored by the Administrative Agent); provided that: (i) the Borrower shall deliver paper copies of such documents to the Administrative Agent or any Lender following a request to the Borrower to deliver such paper copies until a written request to cease delivering paper copies is given by the Administrative Agent or such Lender and (ii) the Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent and each Lender (by fax transmission or e-mail) of the posting of any such documents and provide to the Administrative Agent by electronic mail electronic versions (i.e., soft copies) of such documents.  The Administrative Agent shall have no obligation to request the delivery of or to

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maintain paper copies of the documents referred to above, and in any event shall have no responsibility to monitor compliance by the Borrower with any such request by a Lender for delivery, and each Lender shall be solely responsible for requesting delivery to it or maintaining its copies of such documents.

The Borrower hereby acknowledges that (a) the Administrative Agent and/or the Arranger will make available to the Lenders and the L/C Issuers materials and/or information provided by or on behalf of the Borrower hereunder (collectively, “Borrower Materials”) by posting the Borrower Materials on IntraLinks, Debt Domain, Syndtrak, ClearPar, or another similar electronic system (the “Platform”) and (b) certain of the Lenders (each, a “Public Lender”) may have personnel who do not wish to receive material non-public information with respect to the Borrower or its Affiliates, or the respective securities of any of the foregoing, and who may be engaged in investment and other market-related activities with respect to such Persons’ securities.  The Borrower hereby agrees that it will use commercially reasonable efforts to identify that portion of the Borrower Materials that may be distributed to the Public Lenders and that (w) all such Borrower Materials 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 Borrower shall be deemed to have authorized the Administrative Agent, the Arranger, the L/C Issuers and the Lenders to treat such Borrower Materials as not containing any material non-public information (although it may be sensitive and proprietary) with respect to the Borrower or its 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 10.07); (y) all Borrower Materials marked “PUBLIC” are permitted to be made available through a portion of the Platform designated “Public Side Information;” and (z) the Administrative Agent and the Arranger 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 designated “Public Side Information”.

6.03Notices

.  Promptly notify the Administrative Agent and each Lender:

(a)of the occurrence of any Default;

(b)(i) the breach or non-performance of, or any default under, a Contractual Obligation of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary; (ii) any dispute, litigation, investigation, proceeding or suspension between the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary and any Governmental Authority; (iii) the commencement of, or any material development in, any litigation or proceeding affecting the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, including pursuant to any applicable Environmental Laws, (iv) or any other matter, in each case, that has resulted or could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect;

(c)the commencement of, or any material development in, any investigation, litigation or proceeding affecting the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary pursuant to any applicable Environmental Laws which could, either individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in material liability to any Loan Party or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries;

(d)of the occurrence of any ERISA Event;

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(e)of any material change in accounting policies or financial reporting practices by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof, including any determination by the Borrower referred to in Section 2.10(b); and

(f)notice of receipt by a Loan Party of a fee for the early termination of any contract with a customer.

Each notice pursuant to Section 6.03 shall be accompanied by a statement of a Responsible Officer of the Borrower setting forth details of the occurrence referred to therein and stating what action the Borrower has taken and proposes to take with respect thereto.  Each notice pursuant to Section 6.03(a) shall describe with particularity any and all provisions of this Agreement and any other Loan Document that have been breached.

6.04Payment of Obligations

.  Pay and discharge as the same shall become due and payable, all its 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 Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary.

6.05Preservation of Existence, Etc.

  (a) Preserve, renew and maintain in full force and effect the Borrower’s and the Material Loan Parties’ legal existence and good standing under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its organization except in a transaction permitted by Section 7.04 or 7.05; (b) take all reasonable action to maintain all rights, privileges, permits, licenses and franchises necessary or desirable 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.

6.06Maintenance of Properties

.  (a) Maintain, preserve and protect all of its material properties and equipment necessary in the operation of its business in good working order and condition, ordinary wear and tear excepted; (b) make all necessary repairs thereto and renewals and replacements thereof except where the failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; and (c) use the standard of care typical in the industry in the operation and maintenance of its facilities.

6.07Maintenance of Insurance

.  (a) Maintain insurance with respect to the Collateral, covering casualty, hazard, theft, malicious mischief, flood and other risks, in amounts, with endorsements and with financially sound and reputable insurers of such types, on such terms and in such amounts (including deductibles, co-insurance and self-insurance, if adequate reserves are maintained with respect thereto) as is customary in the case of entities of established reputations engaged in the same or a similar business and similarly situated. In connection with the delivery of financial statements under Section 6.1(a), the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent certificates evidencing its insurance policies.  Unless the Administrative Agent shall agree otherwise, each policy shall include reasonably satisfactory endorsements that (i) provide for not less than 30 days prior notice to the Administrative Agent of termination, lapse or cancellation of such insurance (10 days prior notice in connection to the Administrative Agent of termination, lapse or cancellation due to non-payment) and (ii) with respect to insurance

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covering Collateral, name the Administrative Agent as loss payee.  If the Borrower fails to provide and pay for any insurance, the Administrative Agent may, within 5 days after providing notice to the Borrower, at its option, but shall not be required to, procure the insurance and charge the Borrower therefor.  The Borrower agrees to deliver to the Administrative Agent, promptly as rendered, copies of all reports made to insurance companies.  Unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Loan Parties may settle, adjust or compromise any insurance claim, as long as the proceeds are delivered to the Administrative Agent.  Unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Administrative Agent shall be authorized to settle, adjust and compromise such claims.

(b)In addition to the insurance required under clause (a) with respect to Collateral, maintain insurance with financially sound and reputable insurers, with respect to the properties and business of the Loan Parties, of such type, in such amounts, and with such coverages and deductibles as are at the time of placing such insurance customary for companies similarly situated engaged in similar businesses and which are available at commercially reasonable rates.

6.08Compliance with Laws

.  Comply in all material respects with the requirements of all Laws (including Anti-Terrorism 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 (other than failure to comply with Anti-Terrorism Laws) therewith could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

6.09Books and Records

.  (a) 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 the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary, as the case may be; and (b) maintain such books of record and account in material conformity with all applicable requirements of any Governmental Authority having regulatory jurisdiction over the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary, as the case may be.

6.10Inspection Rights

.  (a) Permit representatives and independent contractors of the Administrative Agent and 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 directors, officers, 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 the Borrower; provided, however, that when an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Administrative Agent  (or any of its respective representatives or independent contractors) may do any of the foregoing at the expense of the Borrower at any time during normal business hours and without advance notice.

(b)Subject to the reimbursement limitations contained in the next sentence, at any time upon the Administrative Agent’s reasonable request, the Loan Parties will allow the Administrative Agent (or its designee) to conduct field examinations to ensure the adequacy of Collateral included in any Borrowing Base and related reporting and control systems, and prepared on a basis reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, such field examinations to include,

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without limitation, information required by applicable Law.  The Borrower shall reimburse the Administrative Agent for all reasonable and documented out-of-pocket charges, costs and expenses (including a reasonable per diem field examination charge) related thereto with respect to no more than one such field examination during each calendar year; provided that if Availability is at any time less than the greater of (i) 20.0% of the Borrowing Base and (ii) $15,000,000, the Borrower shall reimburse the Administrative Agent for all reasonable and documented out-of-pocket charges, costs and expenses (including a reasonable per diem field examination charge) incurred in connection with a second such field examination during such calendar year (without any obligation on the part of the Administrative Agent to conduct such examination); and provided, further, that when an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, there shall be no limitation on the number or frequency of field examinations that shall be at the sole expense of the Borrower. For the purposes of clarity, any field examination commenced when an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing may be completed at the Borrower’s sole expense notwithstanding the cessation of such Event of Default.  The Secured Parties shall have no duty to any Loan Party to make any inspection, nor to share any results of any inspection, appraisal or report with any Loan Party.  The Borrower acknowledges that all inspections, appraisals and reports are prepared by the Administrative Agent and/or the Lenders are for their purposes, and the Borrower shall not be entitled to rely upon them.

6.11Use of Proceeds

.  Use the proceeds of the Credit Extensions (i) to refinance certain existing indebtedness and to pay related costs and expenses, (ii) to issue standby or commercial Letters of Credit, (ii) to finance working capital needs and for other general corporate purposes, including the financing of Permitted Acquisitions, Investments permitted by Section 7.03 and any other use permitted by the Loan Documents in each case not in contravention of any Law or of any Loan Document.

6.12Covenant to Guarantee Obligations and Give Security

.  (a) With respect to (x) any Person that becomes a direct or indirect Subsidiary after the Closing Date (other than a CFC, a Subsidiary that is held directly or indirectly by a CFC, any Immaterial Domestic Subsidiary created or acquired after the Closing Date and any Unrestricted Subsidiary), (y) any Immaterial Domestic Subsidiary that ceases to be an Immaterial Domestic Subsidiary and (z) any Subsidiary that is designated as a Restricted Subsidiary in accordance with Section 6.19(c), then the Borrower shall, at the Borrower’s expense:

(i)within 30 days (or such longer time as the Administrative Agent may agree in its discretion) after such formation, acquisition, ceasing to be an Immaterial Domestic Subsidiary or designation as a Restricted Subsidiary (or such longer period as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion), cause 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 a guaranty or guaranty supplement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, guaranteeing the other Loan Parties’ obligations under the Loan Documents,

(ii)within 30 days (or such longer time as the Administrative Agent may agree in its discretion) after such formation, acquisition, ceasing to be an Immaterial Domestic Subsidiary or designation as a Restricted Subsidiary (or such longer period as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion), cause such Subsidiary and each

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direct and indirect parent of such Subsidiary (if it has not already done so) to duly execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent a Security Agreement Supplement and other security and pledge agreements, as specified by and in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (including delivery of other instruments of the type specified in Section 4.01(a)(iv)), securing payment of all the Obligations of such Subsidiary or such parent, as the case may be, under the Loan Documents and constituting Liens on all such property (other than Excluded Properties) purported to be subject to such Collateral Document,

(iii)within 30 days (or such longer time as the Administrative Agent may agree in its discretion) after such formation, acquisition, ceasing to be an Immaterial Domestic Subsidiary or designation as a Restricted Subsidiary (or such longer period as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion), cause such Subsidiary and each direct and indirect parent of such Subsidiary (if it has not already done so) to take whatever action (including the filing of UCC financing statements, the giving of notices and the endorsement of notices on title documents) may be necessary or advisable in the opinion of the Administrative Agent to vest in the Administrative Agent (or in any representative of the Administrative Agent designated by it) valid and subsisting Liens on the properties purported to be subject to the Security Agreement Supplement and security and pledge agreements delivered pursuant to this Section 6.12, enforceable against all third parties in accordance with their terms, and

(iv)within 60 days (or such longer time as the Administrative Agent may agree in its discretion) after such formation, acquisition, ceasing to be an Immaterial Domestic Subsidiary or designation as a Restricted Subsidiary (or such longer period as may be agreed 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, addressed to the Administrative Agent and the other Secured Parties, of counsel for the Loan Parties reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent as to the matters contained in clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) above, and as to such other matters as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request.

(b)Upon the acquisition of any property by any Loan Party of a type that is intended to be Collateral, if such property, in the reasonable judgment of the Administrative Agent, shall not already be subject to a perfected security interest in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties, then the Borrower shall, at the Borrower’s expense:

(i)within 30 days (or such longer time as the Administrative Agent may agree in its discretion) after such acquisition (or such longer period as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion), furnish to the Administrative Agent a description of the property so acquired in detail satisfactory to the Administrative Agent,

(ii)within 30 days (or such longer time as the Administrative Agent may agree in its discretion) after such acquisition (or such longer period as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion), (A) cause the applicable Loan Party to duly execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent Security Agreement Supplements and other security and pledge agreements, as specified by and in form and substance reasonably

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satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, securing payment of all the Obligations of the applicable Loan Party under the Loan Documents and constituting Liens on all such personal properties and (B) cause the applicable Loan Party to take whatever action (including the filing of UCC financing statements, the giving of notices and the endorsement of notices on title documents) may be necessary or advisable in the opinion of the Required Lenders to vest in the Administrative Agent (or in any representative of the Administrative Agent designated by it) valid and subsisting Liens on such property, enforceable against all third parties, and

(iii)within 60 days (or such longer time as the Administrative Agent may agree in its discretion) after such acquisition (or such longer period as may be agreed 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, addressed to the Administrative Agent and the other Secured Parties, of counsel for the Loan Parties reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent as to the matters contained in clause (ii) above and as to such other matters as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request.

(c)At any time upon the written request of the Administrative Agent, promptly execute and deliver any and all further instruments and documents and take all such other action as the Administrative Agent may reasonably deem necessary or desirable in obtaining the full benefits of, or (as applicable) in perfecting and preserving the Liens of, such guaranties, Security Agreement Supplements and other security and pledge agreements.

(d)Upon any other Domestic Subsidiary that is a Restricted Subsidiary becoming a guarantor of the Term Loan Indebtedness, such Person shall be deemed to be a “Guarantor” for purposes of this Agreement and the Borrower shall promptly cause such Person to duly execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent a guaranty or guaranty supplement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, guaranteeing the other Loan Parties’ obligations under the Loan Documents and to deliver such other Loan Documents and take such other actions specified in clause (a) above within the time frames specified therein.

(e)Notwithstanding the foregoing, if, as of the end of any fiscal quarter, the Immaterial Domestic Subsidiaries collectively (i) generated more than 5% of Consolidated EBITDA for the Measurement Period most recently ended for which financial statements of the Parent and its Restricted Subsidiaries are available or (ii) own net assets that have an aggregate fair market value equal to or greater than 5.0% of Consolidated Tangible Assets of the Parent and its Restricted Subsidiaries, then in each case the Borrower shall cause one or more of such Immaterial Domestic Subsidiaries to execute a joinder agreement (or agreements) such that after giving effect thereto, (A) all such remaining Immaterial Domestic Subsidiaries that are not Guarantors generated less than 5% of Consolidated EBITDA for such Measurement Period and (B) the total net assets owned by all such remaining Immaterial Domestic Subsidiaries that are not Guarantors will have an aggregate fair market value of less than 5.0% of the Consolidated Tangible Assets of the Parent and its Restricted Subsidiaries.

6.13Compliance with Environmental Laws

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applicable Environmental Laws and Environmental Permits; obtain and renew all Environmental Permits necessary for its operations and properties; and 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 properties, in accordance with the requirements of all Environmental Laws in all material respects; provided, however, that neither the Loan Parties nor any of their Restricted Subsidiaries shall be required to undertake 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 reserves are being maintained with respect to such circumstances in accordance with GAAP.

6.14Preparation of Environmental Reports

.  At the request of the Required Lenders during the occurrence and continuance of an Event of Default, provide to the Lenders within 60 days (or such longer period as the Administrative Agent may agree in its sole discretion) after such request, at the expense of the Borrower, an environmental site assessment report for any of its properties described in such request, prepared by an environmental consulting firm reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, indicating the presence or absence of Hazardous Materials and the estimated cost of any compliance, removal or remedial action in connection with any Hazardous Materials on such properties.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, if the Administrative Agent reasonably determines at any time that a material risk exists that any such report will not be provided within the time referred to above, the Administrative Agent may retain an environmental consulting firm to prepare such report at the expense of the Borrower, and the Borrower hereby grants and agrees to cause any Restricted Subsidiary that owns any property described in such request to grant at the time of such request to the Administrative Agent, the Lenders, such firm and any agents or representatives thereof an irrevocable non-exclusive license, subject to the rights of tenants, to enter onto their respective properties to undertake such an assessment.

6.15Further Assurances

.  Promptly upon the reasonable request by the Administrative Agent, or any Lender through the Administrative Agent, (a) correct any material defect or error that may be discovered in any Loan Document or in the execution, acknowledgment, filing or recordation thereof, and (b) 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 any Lender through the Administrative Agent, may reasonably require from time to time in order to (i) carry out more effectively the purposes of the Loan Documents, (ii) to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Law, subject any Loan Party’s or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries’ properties, assets, rights or interests to the Liens now or hereafter intended to be covered by any of the Collateral Documents, (iii) perfect and maintain the validity, effectiveness and priority of any of the Collateral Documents and any of the Liens intended to be created thereunder and (iv) assure, convey, grant, assign, transfer, preserve, protect and confirm more effectively unto the Secured Parties the rights granted or now or hereafter intended to be granted to the Secured Parties under any Loan Document or under any other instrument executed in connection with any Loan Document to which any Loan Party or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries is or is to be a party, and cause each of its Restricted Subsidiaries to do so.

6.16Compliance with Terms of Leaseholds

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Restricted Subsidiaries is a party, keep such leases in full force and effect and not allow such leases to lapse or be terminated or any rights to renew such leases to be forfeited or cancelled, notify the Administrative Agent of any default by any party with respect to such leases and cooperate with the Administrative Agent in all respects to cure any such default, and cause each of its Restricted Subsidiaries to do so, except, in any case, where the failure to do so, either individually or in the aggregate, could not be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.

6.17Material Contracts

.  Perform and observe all the terms and provisions of each Material Contract to be performed or observed by it, maintain each such Material Contract in full force and effect, enforce each such Material Contract in accordance with its terms, take all such action to such end as may be from time to time requested by the Administrative Agent and, upon request of the Administrative Agent, make to each other party to each such Material Contract such demands and requests for information and reports or for action as any Loan Party or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries is entitled to make under such Material Contract, and cause each of its Restricted Subsidiaries to do so, except, in any case, where the failure to do so, either individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

6.18Administration of Deposit Accounts

.  Section V of the Perfection Certificate sets forth all deposit accounts maintained by the Loan Parties, including all Dominion Accounts. The Loan Parties shall take all actions necessary to establish all deposit account with Bank of America (other than Excluded Accounts and except as provided in the Intercreditor Agreement).  The applicable Loan Party shall be the sole account holder of each deposit account (other than Excluded Accounts) and shall not allow any other Person (other than Administrative Agent or the Term Loan Agent to the extent required under the Term Loan Credit Agreement) to have control over such deposit accounts or any property deposited therein.  The Borrower shall promptly notify the Administrative Agent of any opening or closing of a deposit account (other than an Excluded Account) by any Loan Party and, with the consent of Administrative Agent, will amend Section V of the Perfection Certificate to reflect same.

6.19Designation and Conversion of Restricted and Unrestricted Subsidiaries; Covenants With Respect to Unrestricted Subsidiaries.

(a)Unless designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary in accordance with Section 6.19(b), any Person that becomes a Subsidiary of Parent or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries shall be classified as a Restricted Subsidiary.

(b)The Borrower may designate, by written notification thereof to the Administrative Agent, any Restricted Subsidiary, including a newly formed or newly acquired Subsidiary, as an Unrestricted Subsidiary if (i) prior, and immediately after giving effect, to such designation (including after giving effect to the reclassification of any Investments in, Indebtedness of, and/or Liens on the assets of, such Subsidiary), no Default or Event of Default exists, (ii) such designation is deemed to be an Investment in an Unrestricted Subsidiary in an amount equal to the fair market value as of the date of such designation of the Borrower’s direct and indirect ownership interest in such Subsidiary and such Investment would be permitted to be made at the time of such designation under Section 7.03, (iii) immediately after giving effect to such designation, the Total Outstandings shall not exceed the lesser of (x) the Aggregate Commitments of the Lenders and (y) the Borrowing Base (after giving effect to the removal from the Borrowing Base of any of such Restricted

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Subsidiary’s Accounts which were included in the Borrowing Base immediately prior to such designation), and (iv) such Subsidiary is not a “restricted subsidiary” or a guarantor with respect to the Term Loan Documents.  Except as provided in this Section 6.19(b), no Restricted Subsidiary may be designated or redesignated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary.

(c)The Borrower may designate any Unrestricted Subsidiary to be a Restricted Subsidiary if after giving effect to such designation, (i) the representations and warranties of the Loan Parties and such Restricted Subsidiary contained in each of the Loan Documents with respect to such Restricted Subsidiary are true and correct in all material respects on and as of such date as if made on and as of the date of such redesignation (or, if stated to have been made expressly as of an earlier date, were true and correct as of such date), (ii) no Default would be caused by such designation, and (iii) the applicable Loan Party and such Restricted Subsidiary each comply with the applicable requirements under Section 6.12, at which time such Subsidiary shall cease to be an “Unrestricted Subsidiary” and shall become a “Restricted Subsidiary” for purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents without any amendment, modification or other supplement to any of the foregoing.  Any such designation shall be treated as a recovery of the applicable Loan Party’s Investment in such Unrestricted Subsidiary in an amount equal to the lesser of the fair market value at such time of the applicable Loan Party’s direct and indirect ownership interest in such Subsidiary or the amount of the applicable Loan Party’s Investment previously made in (and not previously recovered from) such Unrestricted Subsidiary.

(d)The Loan Parties:

(i)will cause the management, business and affairs of Parent and its Restricted Subsidiaries to be conducted in such a manner (including, without limitation, by keeping separate books of account, furnishing separate balance sheets and income statements of Unrestricted Subsidiaries to creditors and potential creditors thereof (to the extent required hereunder) and by not permitting assets of Unrestricted Subsidiaries to be commingled with those of the Loan Parties) so that each Unrestricted Subsidiary will be treated as an entity separate and distinct from the Loan Parties and their Restricted Subsidiaries;

(ii)will cause each Unrestricted Subsidiary to refrain from maintaining its assets in such a manner that would make it costly or difficult to segregate, ascertain or identify as its individual assets from those of any other Loan Party;

(iii)will not, and will not permit any other Loan Party to, incur, assume, guarantee or be or become liable for any Indebtedness of any of the Unrestricted Subsidiaries except to the extent permitted by this Agreement; and

(iv)the Loan Parties will not permit any Unrestricted Subsidiary to hold any Equity Interest in, or any Indebtedness of, any Loan Party or any Restricted Subsidiary.

Article VII
NEGATIVE COVENANTS

So long as any Lender shall have any Commitment hereunder, any Loan or other Obligation hereunder shall remain unpaid or unsatisfied, or any Letter of Credit shall remain outstanding, Parent shall not, nor shall it permit any Restricted Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly:

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7.01Liens

.  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, to the knowledge of any Loan Party, suffer to exist under the UCC of any jurisdiction a financing statement that names Parent or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries as debtor, or assign any accounts or other right to receive income, other than the following:

(a)Liens pursuant to any Loan Document;

(b)Liens existing on the date hereof and listed on Schedule 7.01 and any renewals, refinancing, refunding, replacement or extensions thereof, provided that (i) the property covered thereby is not changed, (ii) the amount secured or benefited thereby is not increased except as contemplated by Section 7.02(d), (iii) the direct or any contingent obligor with respect thereto is not changed, and (iv) any renewal or extension of the obligations secured or benefited thereby is permitted by Section 7.02(d);

(c)Liens for Taxes not yet due or which are being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted, if adequate reserves with respect thereto are maintained on the books of the applicable Person in accordance with GAAP;

(d)carriers’, landlord’s, warehousemen’s, mechanics’, materialmen’s, repairmen’s, laborer’s, or other like Liens arising in the ordinary course of business which do not secure Indebtedness for borrowed money and which are not overdue for a period of more than 90 days or which are being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted, if adequate reserves with respect thereto are maintained on the books of the applicable Person;

(e)pledges or deposits in the ordinary course of business in connection with workers’ compensation, self-insurance obligations, unemployment insurance and other social security legislation, other than any Lien imposed by ERISA;

(f)Liens on deposits to secure the performance of bids, tenders, trade contracts and leases (other than Indebtedness), statutory obligations, surety and appeal bonds, performance bonds and other obligations of a like nature incurred in the ordinary course of business;

(g)easements, rights-of-way, restrictions and other similar encumbrances affecting real property which, in the aggregate, are not substantial in amount, and which do not in any case materially detract from the value of the property subject thereto or materially interfere with the ordinary conduct of the business of the applicable Person;

(h)Liens securing judgments for the payment of money not constituting an Event of Default under Section 8.01(h);

(i)Liens securing Indebtedness permitted under Section 7.02(f) including such Liens outstanding on the date hereof; provided that (i) such Liens do not at any time encumber any property other than the property financed by such Indebtedness and (ii) the Indebtedness secured thereby does not exceed the cost or fair market value, whichever is lower, of the property being acquired on the date of acquisition;

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(j)Leases, subleases, licenses and sublicenses with respect to the assets or properties of any Loan Party or any Restricted Subsidiary, in each case entered into in the ordinary course of such Persons business so long as such leases do not apply to Collateral or 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 Loan Party or any Restricted Subsidiary or (ii) materially impair the use (for its intended purposes) or the value of the property subject thereto;

(k)Liens arising out of conditional sale, title retention, consignment or similar arrangements for the sale of goods entered into by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in the ordinary course of business;

(l)Liens on property of the Borrower and the Guarantors securing Indebtedness permitted under Section 7.02(g), subject to the Intercreditor Agreement;

(m)Liens on property of a Person existing at the time such Person is acquired or merged into or consolidated with the Borrower or any Guarantor or becomes a Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower; provided that such Liens were not created in contemplation of such merger, consolidation or Investment and do not extend to any assets other than those of the Person merged into or consolidated with the Borrower or such Guarantor or acquired by the Borrower or such Guarantor, and the applicable Indebtedness secured by such Lien is permitted under Section 7.02(j);

(n)rights of setoff or bankers’ liens upon deposits of funds in favor of banks or other depository institutions, solely to the extent incurred in connection with the maintenance of such deposit accounts in the ordinary course of business;

(o)in connection with any Indebtedness permitted under Section 7.02(o), Liens solely on the proceeds received or to be received by any Loan Party in connection with the termination of any insurance policy financed by such Indebtedness;

(p)Liens solely on any cash earnest money deposits made by a Loan Party in connection with any letter of intent or purchase agreement with respect to a Permitted Acquisition;

(q)Liens arising from precautionary UCC financing statements regarding, and any interest or title of a licensor, lessor or sublessor under, any operating lease;

(r)Liens arising from UCC financing statements filed solely for obligations arising from the deferred purchase price of property or services (x) not overdue by more than 120 days and incurred in the ordinary course of such Person’s business or (y) being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings for which reserves and other appropriate provisions, if any, required by GAAP shall have been made; and

(s)other Liens incident to the ordinary course of business that are not incurred in connection with the incurrence of any Indebtedness in respect of an aggregate amount of obligations with a value not to exceed $500,000 at any one time outstanding.

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7.02Indebtedness

.  Create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Indebtedness, except:

(a)obligations (contingent or otherwise) existing or arising under any interest rate Swap Contract, provided that (i) such obligations are (or were) entered into by such Person to hedge against (including cap, collar, or exchange) interest rates or foreign exchange rates, which are incurred in the ordinary course of business and not for speculative purposes and (ii) such Swap Contract does not contain any provision exonerating the non-defaulting party from its obligation to make payments on outstanding transactions to the defaulting party;

(b)Indebtedness among the Loan Parties and their wholly owned Restricted Subsidiaries, which Indebtedness shall (i) be on terms (including subordination terms) reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and (ii) be otherwise permitted under the provisions of Section 7.03;

(c)Indebtedness under the Loan Documents;

(d)Indebtedness outstanding on the date hereof and listed on Schedule 7.02 and any refinancing, refunding, replacement, renewal or extension, in whole or in part, of the foregoing; provided that (i) the amount of such Indebtedness is not increased at the time of such refinancing, refunding, renewal, or extension except by an amount equal to a reasonable premium or other reasonable amount paid, and fees and expenses reasonably incurred, in connection with such refinancing, refunding, renewal, or extension, (ii) the stated maturity date of such refinancing, refunding, renewing or extending Indebtedness is no earlier than six months after the Maturity Date, and (iii) the refinanced debt is retired in full on the issuance date of the refinancing debt;

(e)Guarantees of any Loan Party or any Restricted Subsidiary in respect of Indebtedness otherwise permitted hereunder of any Loan Party;

(f)Indebtedness with respect to the extent and in the amounts permitted under Section 5.02(b)(iii) and (v) of the Term Loan Credit Agreement;

(g)(x) the Term Loan Indebtedness incurred in connection with the Term Loan Credit Agreement provided that the aggregate principal amount of such Indebtedness shall not exceed $275,000,000 at any time outstanding, so long as (i) the Term Loan Agent on behalf of the Secured Parties (as defined in the Term Loan Credit Agreement) has entered into the Intercreditor Agreement, (ii) the Term Loan Secured Parties are granted a first priority Lien solely in the Term Loan Priority Collateral and the Excluded ABL Collateral (as defined in the Intercreditor Agreement) and (iii) such Secured Parties are granted a second priority Lien solely in the ABL Priority Collateral and (y) any refinancings, refundings, renewals or extensions thereof permitted by the Intercreditor Agreement, provided with respect to this clause (y) that (A) the amount of such Indebtedness is not increased at the time of such refinancing, refunding, renewal, or extension except by an amount equal to a reasonable premium or other reasonable amount paid, and fees and expenses reasonably incurred, in connection with such refinancing, refunding, renewal, or extension, (B) immediately prior to and after giving effect to the issuance of such Indebtedness, there would be no Default under this Agreement, (C) such Indebtedness’ scheduled maturity is no earlier than ninety-one (91) days after the Maturity Date, (D) such Indebtedness does not require

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any scheduled repayments, defeasance or redemption (or sinking fund therefor) of any principal amount thereof prior to maturity; provided that, for the avoidance of doubt, this clause (D) shall not prohibit customary high yield indenture provisions requiring offers to repurchase in connection with asset sales (such offer not exceeding 100% of the outstanding principal balance of such Indebtedness) or any change of control (such offer not exceeding 101% of the outstanding principal balance of such Indebtedness) and provisions regarding prepayment from the net cash proceeds of certain debt issuances, casualty events, extraordinary receipts, tax receipts and equity issuances, in each case, only to the extent not required to be applied first to the Obligations pursuant to the terms of the Loan Documents, (E) no indenture or other agreement governing such Indebtedness contains (1) maintenance financial covenants or (2) covenants or events of default that are more restrictive in any material respect on the Borrower or any of their Restricted Subsidiaries than then applicable market terms and conditions for comparable issuers and issuances, (F) if secured, such Indebtedness shall not be secured by a first lien on any of the ABL Priority Collateral and the administrative agent or trustee therefor shall have entered into an Intercreditor Agreement with the Administrative Agent in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to it and (G) the aggregate principal amount of such Indebtedness does not exceed $275,000,000;

(h)Indebtedness in respect of workers’ compensation claims, unemployment insurance, employee compensation and benefits, self-insurance obligations, performance bonds, surety appeal or similar bonds and completion guarantees provided by any Loan Party or a Restricted Subsidiary in the ordinary course of its business;

(i)Indebtedness in respect of (i) self-insurance obligations or completion, bid, performance, appeal or surety bonds issued for the account of the Borrower or any wholly-owned Restricted Subsidiary in the ordinary course of business, including guarantees or obligations of the Borrower or any wholly-owned Restricted Subsidiary with respect to letters of credit supporting such self-insurance, completion, bid, performance, appeal or surety obligations (in each case other than for an obligation for money borrowed) or (ii) obligations represented by letters of credit for the account of the Borrower or any wholly-owned Restricted Subsidiary, as the case may be, in order to provide security for workers’ compensation claims;

(j)indemnification, adjustment of purchase price, earn-out or similar obligations (including without limitation any Earn Out Obligations), in each case, incurred or assumed in connection with any Permitted Acquisition or disposition of any business or assets of the Borrower or any wholly-owned Restricted Subsidiary or Equity Interests of a wholly-owned Restricted Subsidiary, other than guarantees of Indebtedness incurred by any person acquiring all or any portion of such business, assets or Equity Interests for the purpose of financing or in contemplation of any such Permitted Acquisition; provided that (i) any amount of such obligations included on the face of the balance sheet of the Borrower or any wholly-owned Restricted Subsidiary shall not be permitted under this clause (j) unless such obligation arises with respect to a Permitted Acquisition approved by all Lenders and (ii) in the case of a disposition, the maximum aggregate liability in respect of all such obligations outstanding under this clause (j) shall at no time exceed the gross proceeds actually received by the Borrower and the wholly-owned Restricted Subsidiaries in connection with such disposition;

(k)[Reserved];

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(l)Indebtedness of Loan Parties arising from endorsing negotiable instruments for collection in the ordinary course of business;

(m)Indebtedness of the Loan Parties consisting of take-or-pay obligations contained in supply arrangements in the ordinary course of business;

(n)Indebtedness of the  Loan Parties under company debit cards, stored value cards, commercial cards or cash management services incurred in the ordinary course of business in an amount not to exceed $500,000 in the aggregate at any time outstanding;

(o)Indebtedness owing to any insurance company in connection with the financing of insurance premiums in the ordinary course of business;

(p)Indebtedness in the form of obligations for the deferred purchase price of property or services incurred in the ordinary course of business which are not yet due and payable or are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which adequate reserves in accordance with GAAP have been established; and

(q)Indebtedness of the Loan Parties 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, so long as such Indebtedness (i) does not exceed $100,000 at any time outstanding or (ii) is extinguished within 10 Business Days of receipt of notice from the applicable financial institution of such occurrence;

(r)(vii)non-current pay, non-amortizing, unsecured and subordinated junior debt with a maturity date beyond the Maturity Date and which is subordinated in right of payment in full to the Obligations, subject to execution by such junior debt lenders of a subordination agreement in a form as may be acceptable to the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion; and

(s)unsecured Indebtedness incurred in the ordinary course of business not otherwise permitted under this Section 7.02 in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $500,000 at any time outstanding.

7.03Investments

.  Make or hold any Investments, except:

(a)Investments held by the Parent and its Restricted Subsidiaries in the form of (A) Cash and Cash Equivalents, (B) direct obligations of the United States of America (including obligations issued or held in book-entry form on the books of the Department of the Treasury of the United States of America) or obligations the timely payment of the principal and interest on which are fully guaranteed by the United States of America and (C) certificates of deposit fully insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in national, state or foreign commercial banks whose outstanding long term debt is rated at least A or the equivalent by S&P or Moody’s;

(b)expenditures in respect of purchase money Indebtedness and Capital Leases permitted by Section 7.02;

(c)to the extent constituting Investments, transactions permitted under Sections 7.02 and 7.05;

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(d)advances to officers, directors and employees of the Loan Parties and their Restricted Subsidiaries in an aggregate amount not to exceed $500,000 at any time outstanding, for travel, entertainment, relocation and analogous ordinary business purposes;

(e)Investments by and among Loan Parties in other Loan Parties;

(f)Investments (i) consisting of extensions of credit in the nature of accounts receivable or notes receivable arising from the grant of trade credit in the ordinary course of business, (ii) Investments received in satisfaction or partial satisfaction thereof from financially troubled account debtors to the extent reasonably necessary in order to prevent or limit loss or (iii) advances made in connection with the purchase of goods or services in the ordinary course of business;

(g)Guarantees permitted by Section 7.02;

(h)Investments existing on the date hereof (other than those referred to in Section 7.03(c)(i)) and identified on Schedule 7.03 or otherwise set forth on Schedule 7.03;

(i)the Borrower and the Guarantors may (by purchase or merger) consummate Permitted Acquisitions; provided that, in the case of a merger or consolidation, the  Borrower or a Guarantor, as applicable, is the surviving entity;

(j)to the extent constituting Investments, Investments in contracts and agreements (including, without limitation, interest rate Hedge Agreements), including prepaid deposits and expenses thereunder, to the extent permitted under the Loan Documents;

(k)[Reserved]; and

(l)other Investments; provided that the Payment Conditions with respect to each such Investments are satisfied before and after giving effect to such Investment.

7.04Fundamental Changes

.  Merge, dissolve, liquidate, consolidate with or into another Person, or Dispose of (whether in one transaction or in a series of transactions) all or substantially all of its assets (whether now owned or hereafter acquired) to or in favor of any Person, except that, so long as no Default exists or would result therefrom:

(a)(i) a Loan Party may merge with one or more of its Restricted Subsidiaries, provided that the Loan Party shall be the continuing or surviving Person, and (ii) any of its Restricted Subsidiaries may merge with any of its other Restricted Subsidiaries provided that if any of such Restricted Subsidiaries is a Guarantor, a Guarantor shall be the surviving Person;

(b)any Guarantor may Dispose of all or substantially all of its assets (upon voluntary liquidation or otherwise) to the Borrower or to another Guarantor;

(c)any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Guarantor may dispose of all or substantially all its assets (including any Disposition that is in the nature of a liquidation) (i) to the Borrower or another Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party or (ii) to a Loan Party; and

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(d)the Borrower or any Guarantor may merge or consolidate with any Person in accordance with Section 7.03(i); and

(e)(i) any Loan Party (other than Parent or the Borrower) may dissolve; provided that the assets thereof are transferred to or become the property of another Loan Party and (ii) any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party may dissolve; provided that the assets thereof are transferred to or become the property of a Loan Party or another Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party.

7.05Dispositions

.  Make any Disposition or enter into any agreement to make any Disposition, except:

(a)sales, transfers or other dispositions in the ordinary course of its business of Property that is surplus, obsolete, defective, worn-out, damaged, or that individually or in the aggregate is not reasonably necessary for the continued operation of any Loan Party, which, in the case of any such sale, transfer or disposition exceeding $1,000,000.00 in value, shall be so certified by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower and agreed by the Administrative Agent;

(b)Dispositions of inventory in the ordinary course of business in connection with services provided to a customer;

(c)Dispositions of property by any Restricted Subsidiary to the Borrower, to any wholly-owned Restricted Subsidiary; provided that if the transferor of such property is a Guarantor, the transferee thereof must either be  Borrower or a Guarantor;

(d)Dispositions permitted by Section 7.04;

(e)sales, transfers or other dispositions of assets, so long as such assets are exchanged for like-kind (replacement) assets or the proceeds of such sales, transfers or other dispositions are applied contemporaneously to acquire like-kind (replacement) property (which, in each case, will become Collateral);

(f)Dispositions of any Term Loan Priority Collateral to the extent permitted under the Term Loan Credit Agreement;

(g)sales and issuances of Equity Interests in the Parent and Holdings;

(h)the liquidation, sale or use of Cash and Cash Equivalents; and

(i)sales or non-exclusive grants of licenses or sublicenses to use the patents, trade secrets, know-how and other intellectual property, and licenses, leases or subleases of other assets, of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to the extent not materially interfering with the business of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary.

provided, however, that any Disposition pursuant to Section 7.05(a) through Section 7.05(g) (other than Dispositions to a Loan Party) shall be for fair market value.

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Notwithstanding the above Section 7.05(a) through Section 7.05(g), without the prior written consent of Administrative Agent which shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed, the Loan Parties shall not sell or otherwise dispose of any inventory other than a sale or consumption of inventory in connection with services provided to a customer.

7.06Restricted Payments

.  Declare or make, directly or indirectly, any Restricted Payment, or incur any obligation (contingent or otherwise) to do so, except:

(a)each Restricted Subsidiary may make Restricted Payments to a Loan Party, any Restricted Subsidiaries of the Borrower that are Guarantors and any other Person that owns a direct Equity Interest in such Restricted Subsidiary, ratably according to their respective holdings of the type of Equity Interest in respect of which such Restricted Payment is being made;

(b)Parent or any of its Subsidiaries may make payments in respect of Swap Contracts permitted by the terms of this Agreement, to the counterparties thereof;

(c)[Reserved];

(d)the Loan Parties may make Restricted Payments with the proceeds received from the substantially concurrent issue of Qualified Capital Stock;

(e)[Reseved];

(f)so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing at the time of any such action or would result therefrom, (A) the redemption, repurchase or other acquisition or retirement for value of Equity Interests of the Parent held by officers, directors or employees or former officers, directors or employees (or their transferees, estates or beneficiaries under their estates), either upon any such individual’s death or disability; provided that in any case, that the aggregate cash consideration paid for all such redemptions, repurchases or other acquisitions or retirements shall not exceed $1,000,000 during any calendar year (with unused amounts in any calendar year being carried forward to the next succeeding calendar year) and (B)(i) repurchases, redemptions or other acquisitions or retirements for value of Equity Interests deemed to occur upon the exercise of stock options, warrants, rights to acquire Equity Interests or other convertible securities to the extent such Equity Interests represent a portion of the exercise or exchange price thereof and (ii) any repurchases, redemptions or other acquisitions or retirements for value of Equity Interests made in lieu of withholding Taxes in connection with any exercise or exchange of stock options, warrants or other similar rights; provided that in any case, that the aggregate repurchases, redemptions or other acquisitions or retirements shall not exceed $100,000 in the aggregate;

(g)the payment of cash in lieu of fractional Equity Interests in an amount not to exceed $100,000;

(h)Permitted Tax Distributions;

(i)so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing at the time of any such action or would result therefrom, payments or distributions to dissenting stockholders

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pursuant to applicable Law in connection with a merger, consolidation or transfer of assets that complies with the provisions of Section 7.04;

(j)the Parent may declare and pay dividends with respect to its Equity Interests payable solely in Qualified Capital Stock; and

(k)So long as the Payment Conditions are satisfied with respect thereto, Restricted Payments not otherwise allowed to be made in clauses (a) through (j) above.

7.07Change in Nature of Business

.  Engage in any material line of business substantially different from those lines of business conducted by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries on the Closing Date, any other business or businesses in the hydraulic fracturing and related oilfield services industry and other businesses reasonably related or ancillary thereto.

7.08Transactions with Affiliates

.  Enter into any transaction of any kind with any Affiliate of the Loan Parties, whether or not in the ordinary course of business, other than on fair and reasonable terms substantially as favorable, taken as a whole, to the Loan Parties or such Restricted Subsidiary as would be obtainable by the Loan Parties or such Restricted Subsidiary at the 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) transactions solely between or among the Loan Parties, (b) compensation to, and the terms of any employment contracts with, individuals who are officers, managers or directors of the Loan Parties in the ordinary course of business (including any indemnity provided for the benefit of directors (or comparable managers) of such Loan Parties, provided that, to the extent such approval is required, such compensation is approved by such Loan Party’s board of directors (or equivalent governing body), (c) any issuances of securities or other payments, awards or grants in cash, securities or otherwise pursuant to, or the funding of, employment agreements, stock options and stock ownership plans in each case, as permitted by this Agreement, (d) Restricted Payments permitted pursuant to Section 7.06.

7.09Burdensome Agreements

.  Enter into or permit to exist any Contractual Obligation (other than this Agreement, any other Loan Document, the Term Loan Credit Agreement or any Term Loan Document) that (a) limits the ability (i) of any Restricted Subsidiary to make Restricted Payments to the Borrower or any Guarantor or to otherwise transfer property to or invest in the Borrower or any Guarantor, except for any agreement in effect (A) on the date hereof and set forth on Schedule 7.09 or (B) at the time any Person becomes a Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower, so long as such agreement was not entered into solely in contemplation of such Person becoming a Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower, (ii) of any Restricted Subsidiary to Guarantee the Obligations or (iii) of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to create, incur, assume or suffer to exist Liens on its property to secure the Obligations; provided, however, that (x) this clause (iii) shall not prohibit any negative pledge incurred or provided in favor of any holder of Indebtedness permitted under Section 7.02(f) solely to the extent any such negative pledge relates to the property financed by or the subject of such Indebtedness or customary restrictions on assignment, encumbrances or subletting in leases and other contracts and (y) this clause (iii) and the preceding clause (i) shall not prohibit customary restrictions and conditions contained in agreements relating to the sale of a Loan Party or an asset pending such sale, provided that such restrictions and conditions apply only to such Loan Party or such asset that is to be sold

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and such sale is permitted under this Agreement; or (b) requires the grant of a Lien to secure an obligation of such Person if a Lien is granted to secure the Obligations.

7.10Use 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.

7.11Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio

.  Permit the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio as of the end of any Measurement Period to be less than 1.00 to 1.00 while a Financial Covenant Trigger Period is in effect, commencing with the most recent Measurement Period for which financial statements were, or were required to be, delivered hereunder prior to the commencement of the Financial Covenant Trigger Period.

7.12Amendments of Organization Documents

.  Amend any of its Organization Documents in a manner which could materially and adversely affect the interests of the Administrative Agent or the Lenders.

7.13Accounting Changes

.  Make any change in (a) its accounting policies or reporting practices, except as required by GAAP, or (b) its fiscal year.

7.14Prepayments, Etc. of Indebtedness

.  Prepay, redeem, purchase or defease in any manner, or make any payment in violation of any subordination terms of, any Indebtedness, except (a) the prepayment of the Credit Extensions in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, (b) regularly scheduled payments of principal of Indebtedness set forth on Schedule 7.02, (c) mandatory prepayments or redemptions of the Term Loan Indebtedness as required under the Term Loan Indebtedness Documents as in effect on the date hereof, (d) refinancings, refundings, extensions or renewals of Indebtedness to the extent such refinancing, refunding, extension or renewal is permitted by Sections 7.02(d) or 7.02(g)(ii), as applicable, (e) the conversion to or exchange for Equity Interests of convertible or exchangeable debt securities, and customary payments in cash in lieu of fractional shares in connection therewith, and (f) other prepayments or redemptions with respect to Indebtedness not otherwise permitted pursuant to this Section 7.14; provided that, in the case of this clause (f), the applicable Payment Conditions are satisfied before and after giving effect thereto.

7.15Amendment, Etc of Indebtedness

.

(a)Amend, modify or change in any manner any term or condition of the Term Loan Documents in a manner materially adverse to the Lender except as provided in the Intercreditor Agreement.

7.16Sanctions

.  Directly or indirectly, use any Credit Extension or the proceeds of any Credit Extension, or lend, contribute or otherwise make available such Credit Extension or the proceeds of any Credit Extension to any Person, to fund any activities of or business with any Person, or in any Designated Jurisdiction, that, at the time of such funding, is the subject of Sanctions, or in any other manner that will result in a violation by any Person (including any Person

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participating in the transaction, whether as Lender, Arranger, Administrative Agent, L/C Issuer, Swing Line Lender, or otherwise) of Sanctions.

Article VIII
EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES

8.01Events of Default

.  Any of the following shall constitute an Event of Default:

(a)Non-Payment.  The Borrower or any other Loan Party fail to (i) pay when and as required to be paid herein, any amount of principal of any Loan or any L/C Obligation or deposit any funds as Cash Collateral in respect of L/C Obligations, or (ii) pay within three days after the same becomes due, any interest on any Loan or on any L/C Obligation, or any fee due hereunder, or (iii) pay within five days after the same becomes due, any other amount payable hereunder or under any other Loan Document; or

(b)Specific Covenants.  (i) The Borrower or any other Loan Party fails to perform or observe any term, covenant or agreement contained in any of Section 6.01, 6.02(a), 6.02(b), 6.03(a), 6.03(b), 6.05, 6.07, 6.10, 6.11, 6.12, 6.14, 6.19 or Article VII or (ii) the Borrower or any other Loan Party fails to perform or observe any term, covenant or agreement contained in Section 6.02 (other than Section 6.02(a) and 6.02(b)) or Section 6.03 (other than Section 6.03(a) and 6.03(b)) and such failure continues for 5 days; or

(c)Other Defaults.  Any Loan Party fails to perform or observe any other covenant or agreement (not specified in Section 8.01(a) or (b) above) contained in any Loan Document on its part to be performed or observed and such failure continues for 30 days; or

(d)Representations and Warranties.  Any representation, warranty, certification or statement of fact made or deemed made by or on behalf of the Borrower or any other Loan Party herein, in any other Loan Document, or in any document delivered in connection herewith or therewith shall be incorrect or misleading in any material respect when made or deemed made; or

(e)Cross-Default.  (i) Any Loan Party or any Restricted Subsidiary thereof (A) fails to make any payment when due (whether by scheduled maturity, required prepayment, acceleration, demand, or otherwise) in respect of any Indebtedness or Guarantee (other than Indebtedness hereunder and Indebtedness under Swap Contracts) 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) of more than $10,000,000 (including the Term Loan Indebtedness), or (B) fails to observe or perform any other agreement or condition relating to any such Indebtedness (other than secured Indebtedness that becomes due as a result of the voluntary sale or transfer, casualty or condemnation of the assets securing such Indebtedness) or Guarantee or contained in any instrument or agreement evidencing, securing or relating thereto, or any other event occurs, the effect of which default or other event under this clause (B) is to cause, or to permit the holder or holders of such Indebtedness or the beneficiary or beneficiaries of such Guarantee (or a trustee or agent on behalf of such holder or holders or beneficiary or beneficiaries) to cause, with the giving of notice if required, such Indebtedness to be demanded or to become due or to be repurchased, prepaid, defeased or redeemed (automatically or otherwise), or an offer to repurchase, prepay, defease or redeem such Indebtedness to be made, prior to its

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stated maturity, or such Guarantee to become payable or cash collateral in respect thereof to be demanded; or (ii) there occurs under any Swap Contract an Early Termination Date (as defined in such Swap Contract) resulting from (A) any event of default under such Swap Contract as to which a Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof is the Defaulting Party (as defined in such Swap Contract) or (B) any Termination Event (as so defined) under such Swap Contract as to which a Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof is an Affected Party (as so defined); or

(f)Insolvency Proceedings, Etc.  Any Loan Party or any Restricted Subsidiary thereof institutes or consents to the institution of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law, or makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors; or applies for or consents to the appointment of any receiver, trustee, custodian, conservator, liquidator, rehabilitator or similar officer for it or for all or any material part of its property; or any receiver, trustee, custodian, conservator, liquidator, rehabilitator or similar officer is appointed without the application or consent of such Person and the appointment continues undischarged or unstayed for 60 calendar days; or any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law relating to any such Person or to all or any material part of its property is instituted without the consent of such Person and continues undismissed or unstayed for 60 calendar days, or an order for relief is entered in any such proceeding; or

(g)Inability to Pay Debts; Attachment.  (i) Any Loan Party or any Restricted Subsidiary thereof becomes unable or admits in writing its inability or fails generally to pay its debts as they become due, or (ii) any writ or warrant of attachment or execution or similar process is issued or levied against all or any material part of the property of any such Person and is not released, vacated or fully bonded within 30 days after its issue or levy; or

(h)Judgments.  There is entered against any Loan Party or any Restricted Subsidiary thereof (i) a final judgment or order, either individually or in the aggregate, for the payment of money in excess of (i) $20,000,000, in the case of a final judgment or order in connection with any litigation listed on Schedule 8.01(h) or (ii) $20,000,000, in the case of any other judgment or order, in each case, shall be rendered against any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries by one or more Governmental Authorities, arbitral tribunals or other bodies having jurisdiction against such Loan Party and either (x) enforcement proceedings shall have been commenced by any creditor upon such judgment or order or (y) there shall be any period of sixty (60) consecutive days during which a stay of enforcement of such judgment or order, by reason of a pending appeal or otherwise, shall not be in effect or such judgment or order has not been otherwise discharged or satisfied within such sixty (60) day period; and provided, however, that any such judgment or order shall not give rise to an Event of Default under this Section 8.01(h) if and for so long as (A) the amount of such judgment or order in excess of the thresholds listed above is covered by a valid and binding policy of insurance in favor of such Loan Party or Subsidiary from an insurer that is rated at least “A” “XII” by A.M. Best Company, which policy covers full payment thereof and (B) such insurer has been notified, and has not denied the claim made for payment, of the amount of such judgment or order; or

(i)ERISA.  (i) An ERISA Event occurs with respect to a Pension Plan which has resulted or could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect or the imposition of a Lien on the assets of a Loan Party, or (ii) the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate fails to pay when due, after the expiration of any applicable grace period, any installment payment with respect to its withdrawal liability under Section 4201 of ERISA under a Multiemployer Plan and such

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failure to pay has resulted or could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect or the imposition of a Lien on the assets of a Loan Party; or

(j)Invalidity of Loan Documents.  Any provision of any Loan Document, at any time after its execution and delivery and for any reason other than as expressly permitted hereunder or thereunder or satisfaction in full of all the Obligations, ceases to be in full force and effect; or any Loan Party or any other Person contests in any manner the validity or enforceability of any provision of any Loan Document; or any Loan Party denies that it has any or further liability or obligation under any provision of any Loan Document, or purports to revoke, terminate or rescind any provision of any Loan Document; or

(k)Change of Control.  There occurs any Change of Control; or

(l)Collateral Documents.  Any Collateral Document after delivery thereof pursuant to Section 4.01 or 6.12 shall for any reason (other than pursuant to the terms thereof) cease to create a valid and perfected first priority Lien (subject to Liens permitted by Section 7.01) on Collateral consisting of Accounts of the type included in the Borrowing Base unless such occurrence results solely from action of the Administrative Agent or any Lender and involves no Default by the Borrower or any Guarantor hereunder or under any Collateral Document.

8.02Remedies upon Event of Default

.  If any Event of Default occurs and is continuing, the Administrative Agent shall, at the request of, or may, with the consent of, the Required Lenders, take any or all of the following actions:

(a)declare the commitment of each Lender to make Loans and any obligation of each L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions to be terminated, whereupon such commitments and obligation shall be terminated;

(b)declare the unpaid principal amount of all outstanding Loans, all interest accrued and unpaid thereon, and all other amounts owing or payable hereunder or under any other Loan Document to be immediately due and payable, without presentment, demand, protest or other notice of any kind, all of which are hereby expressly waived by the Borrower;

(c)require that the Borrower Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations (in an amount equal to the then Outstanding Amount thereof); and

(d)exercise on behalf of itself, the Lenders and the L/C Issuers all rights and remedies available to it, the Lenders and the L/C Issuers under the Loan Documents or applicable Law or equity;

provided, however, that upon the occurrence of an actual or deemed entry of an order for relief with respect to the Borrower under the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, the obligation of each Lender to make Loans and any obligation of each L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions shall automatically terminate, the unpaid principal amount of all outstanding Loans and all interest and other amounts as aforesaid shall automatically become due and payable, and the obligation of the Borrower to Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations as aforesaid shall automatically become effective, in each case without further act of the Administrative Agent or any Lender.

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8.03Application of Funds

.  After the exercise of remedies provided for in Section 8.02 (or after the Loans have automatically become immediately due and payable and the L/C Obligations have automatically been required to be Cash Collateralized as set forth in the proviso to Section 8.02), any amounts received on account of the Obligations shall, subject to the provisions of Sections 2.15 and 2.16, be applied by the Administrative Agent in the following order:

First, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting fees, indemnities, expenses and other amounts (including fees, charges and disbursements of counsel to the Administrative Agent and amounts payable under Article III) payable to the Administrat