Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS INC (Form: 8-K, Received: 03/09/2017 06:06:10)

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

 

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 9, 2017 (March 3, 2017)

 

REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

New York

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

 

000-19034

 

13-3444607

(Commission
File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

 

 

777 Old Saw Mill River Road, Tarrytown, New York

 

10591-6707

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (914) 847-7000

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instructions A.2. below):

 

o Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

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o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

 

 



 

Item 1.01.      Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

As reported in its Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “ SEC ”) on December 30, 2016, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“ Regeneron ” or the “ Company ”) previously entered into a purchase agreement (the “ Purchase Agreement ”) to purchase the Company’s existing corporate headquarters and other rentable area consisting of approximately 170 acres of predominately office buildings and laboratory space located in the towns of Mount Pleasant and Greenburgh, New York (the “ Facility ”) and engaged a financing provider to arrange a $720 million lease financing in connection therewith.  On March 3, 2017, Regeneron completed the contemplated lease financing, as described in greater detail below.  As part of such financing, the right to take title to the Facility under the Purchase Agreement was assigned to the Lessor (as defined below), the Lessor has become the legal owner of the Facility, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Regeneron has leased the Facility for a five-year term.  The rent payments under the Lease (as defined below) are expected to be lower than those under the Company’s previous leases for its corporate headquarters and to be immediately accretive to Regeneron’s earnings.  The lease financing does not constitute indebtedness for purposes of Regeneron’s Revolving Credit Facility (as defined below) and, therefore, the amounts outstanding under the lease financing are not included in the calculation of Regeneron’s total leverage ratio under the Revolving Credit Facility and do not reduce the amount that Regeneron can borrow under the Revolving Credit Facility based on the applicable financial covenants.

 

Participation Agreement

 

On March 3, 2017, Old Saw Mill Holdings LLC (the “ Lessee ”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Regeneron, entered into a participation agreement (the “ Participation Agreement ”) by and among the Lessee; Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent; BA Leasing BSC, LLC, as lessor (in such capacity, the “ Lessor ”); and the lenders party thereto from time to time (collectively, the “ Lenders ” and, together with the Lessor, the “ Participants ”). The Participation Agreement provides for a $720 million lease financing in connection with the acquisition by the Lessor of the Facility and the Lessee’s lease of the Facility from the Lessor.  On March 3, 2017, the right to take title to the Facility under the Purchase Agreement was assigned to the Lessor and the Participants advanced $720 million pursuant to the Participation Agreement, which was used to finance the purchase price for the Facility and to reimburse the Company for certain payments previously made by it pursuant to the Purchase Agreement. Upon consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Purchase Agreement, the Lessor has become the legal owner of the Facility.

 

Lease

 

On March 3, 2017, the Lessee also entered into a lease and remedies agreement (the “ Lease ”) with the Lessor, pursuant to which the Lessee has leased the Facility and certain related assets from the Lessor for a five-year term and granted a security interest in certain of its assets and rights to secure certain obligations under the Participation Agreement, the Lease, and certain related documents. Certain parts of the Facility are subleased from the Lessee by existing third-party tenants (collectively, the “ Subtenants ”). The Lease is a triple-net lease requiring the Lessee, among other things, to pay during the term of the Lease all maintenance, insurance, taxes, and other costs arising out of the use of the Facility (which are offset in part by payments received by the Lessee from the Subtenants). The Lessee is also required to make monthly payments of basic rent during the term of the Lease in an amount equal to the interest and yield payable to the Lenders on their outstanding loans and to the Lessor on its investment, respectively, the proceeds of which were used to fund the advances under the Participation Agreement. Such loans accrue interest, and the Lessor’s investment accrues yield, at a variable rate per annum based on the one-month London Interbank Offered Rate, plus an applicable margin that varies with the Company’s debt rating and total leverage ratio.

 

Guaranty

 

The Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries Regeneron Healthcare Solutions, Inc. and Regeneron Genetics Center LLC, on a joint and several basis, have guaranteed all of the Lessee’s obligations under the Participation Agreement, the Lease, and certain related documents pursuant to a guaranty, dated as of March 3, 2017 (the “ Guaranty ”), made by the Company and such subsidiaries, as the initial guarantors.

 

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Financial and Operating Covenants; Other Terms

 

The Participation Agreement, the Lease, and the Guaranty contain financial and operating covenants, which are substantially similar to the covenants set forth in the Credit Agreement, dated as of March 19, 2015 (as amended) (the “ Credit Agreement ”), by and among Regeneron, as a borrower and guarantor, certain subsidiaries of Regeneron party thereto as subsidiary borrowers, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, and the lenders and other financial institutions party thereto from time to time, governing Regeneron’s existing revolving credit facility (the “ Revolving Credit Facility ”), except for such matters specifically relating to the Facility or the lease financing nature of the transactions contemplated by the Participation Agreement. Financial covenants include a maximum total leverage ratio and a minimum interest expense coverage ratio. Operating covenants include, among other things, limitations on (i) the incurrence of indebtedness, (ii) liens on assets of the Company and its subsidiaries and liens on the Facility, (iii) certain fundamental changes and the disposition of assets by the Company and its subsidiaries, (iv) entering into affiliate transactions, and (v) the payment of dividends, distributions, and certain other restricted payments in respect of the capital stock of the Company and its subsidiaries (the “ Restricted Payments Covenant ”). Similar to the Credit Agreement, the Restricted Payments Covenant allows the Company, so long as no event of default exists, to make payments that would otherwise be restricted if at the time of the making of any such payment and immediately thereafter it meets a specified total leverage ratio requirement. The Participation Agreement, the Lease, and the Guaranty contain other customary covenants, representations and warranties, and events of default.  The Lease also includes certain early termination events relating to the occurrence of certain material events of loss or material environmental events relating to the Facility.

 

Maturity Date; Extension Option; Termination

 

The advances under the Participation Agreement mature, and all amounts outstanding thereunder will become due and payable in full, on March 3, 2022 (the “ Maturity Date ”). The term of the Lease also ends on the Maturity Date. The Participation Agreement and the Lease include an option for the Lessee to elect to extend the maturity date of the Participation Agreement and the term of the Lease for an additional five-year period, subject to the consent of all the Participants and certain other conditions. The Lessee also has the option prior to the end of the term of the Lease to (a) purchase the Facility by paying an amount equal to the outstanding principal amount of the Participants’ advances under the Participation Agreement, all accrued and unpaid interest and yield thereon, and all other outstanding amounts under the Participation Agreement, the Lease, and certain related documents or (b) sell the Facility to a third party on behalf of the Lessor, in each case, subject to certain terms and conditions set forth in the Participation Agreement and the Lease. Amounts advanced under the Participation Agreement and outstanding obligations under the Lease may be prepaid at any time without premium or penalty, subject to customary breakage costs.

 

Assignment of Existing Leases

 

In connection with the transactions described above, the leases relating to the parts of the Facility previously leased by the Company from BMR-Landmark at Eastview LLC (“ BMR ”) (including the Lease, dated as of December 21, 2006, as amended, and the Mt. Pleasant Lease , dated as of April 3, 2013, as amended (both of which were previously filed with the SEC)) have been assigned from BMR to the Lessee.  As a result of this assignment, such leases have become intercompany agreements and their financial impact will be eliminated in consolidation.

 

* * *

 

The foregoing description of the Participation Agreement, the Lease, and the Guaranty is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of such agreements, which are attached hereto as Exhibits 10.1, 10.2, and 10.3, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference.

 

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

 

On March 3, 2017, the Company and certain of its subsidiaries, as applicable, entered into the Participation Agreement, the Lease, and the Guaranty described under Item 1.01 above. The description of such agreements set forth in Item 1.01 above is incorporated herein by reference.

 

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Item 9.01.      Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

10.1

 

Participation Agreement, dated as of March 3, 2017, by and among Old Saw Mill Holdings LLC, as lessee; Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent; BA Leasing BSC, LLC, as lessor; and the lenders party thereto from time to time.

 

 

 

10.2

 

Lease and Remedies Agreement, dated as of March 3, 2017, between Old Saw Mill Holdings LLC, as lessee, and BA Leasing BSC, LLC, as lessor.

 

 

 

10.3

 

Guaranty, dated as of March 3, 2017, made by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Regeneron Healthcare Solutions, Inc. and Regeneron Genetics Center LLC, as the initial guarantors.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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

 

 

 

REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Joseph J. LaRosa

 

Joseph J. LaRosa

 

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

 

Date: March 9, 2017

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Number

 

Description

 

 

 

10.1

 

Participation Agreement, dated as of March 3, 2017, by and among Old Saw Mill Holdings LLC, as lessee; Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent; BA Leasing BSC, LLC, as lessor; and the lenders party thereto from time to time.

 

 

 

10.2

 

Lease and Remedies Agreement, dated as of March 3, 2017, between Old Saw Mill Holdings LLC, as lessee, and BA Leasing BSC, LLC, as lessor.

 

 

 

10.3

 

Guaranty, dated as of March 3, 2017, made by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Regeneron Healthcare Solutions, Inc. and Regeneron Genetics Center LLC, as the initial guarantors.

 

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Exhibit 10.1

 

EXECUTION VERSION

 

 

 

PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT

 

dated as of March 3, 2017

 

among

 

OLD SAW MILL HOLDINGS LLC,
as Lessee,

 

BA LEASING BSC, LLC,
as Lessor,

 

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
not in its individual capacity, except as expressly
stated herein, but solely as Administrative Agent,

 

The Lenders party hereto from time to time

 

 

 

BANC OF AMERICA LEASING & CAPITAL, LLC,
as Sole Lead Arranger

 

THE BANK OF TOKYO-MITSUBISHI UFJ, LTD.,
as Syndication Agent and Bookrunner

 

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
as Bookrunner

 

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Bookrunner

 



 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

SECTION

 

HEADING

 

PAGE

 

 

 

ARTICLE I

DEFINITIONS; INTERPRETATION

1

 

 

 

Section 1.1.

Definitions; Interpretation

1

 

 

 

ARTICLE II

DOCUMENT CLOSING DATE; ACQUISITION DATE

2

 

 

 

Section 2.1.

Effectiveness of Agreement

2

Section 2.2.

Lease of Leased Property

2

Section 2.3.

Participant Costs

2

 

 

 

ARTICLE III

FUNDING OF ADVANCES

2

 

 

 

Section 3.1.

Fundings

2

Section 3.2.

Payment of Participant Costs and Fees

3

Section 3.3.

Advance Request

3

Section 3.4.

Assignment of Purchase Option

4

 

 

 

ARTICLE IV

YIELD; INTEREST

4

 

 

 

Section 4.1.

Yield

4

Section 4.2.

Interest on Loans

4

Section 4.3.

Payments of Rent; and Payments and Prepayments of Funded Amounts

4

Section 4.4.

Fees

5

Section 4.5.

Obligations Several

5

Section 4.6.

Highest Lawful Rate

5

Section 4.7.

Renewal of Lease

6

 

 

 

ARTICLE V

CERTAIN INTENTIONS OF THE PARTIES

8

 

 

 

Section 5.1.

Nature of Transaction

8

Section 5.2.

Amounts Due Under Lease

9

Section 5.3.

Distribution

10

Section 5.4.

Adjustments

12

 

 

 

ARTICLE VI

CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO THE ADVANCE

13

 

 

 

Section 6.1.

Conditions Precedent to the Advance

13

 

 

 

ARTICLE VII

[OMITTED]

19

 

 

 

ARTICLE VIII

REPRESENTATIONS

19

 

 

 

Section 8.1.

Representations of the Participants

19

Section 8.2.

Representations of Lessee

20

 



 

Section 8.3.

Representations and Warranties of Administrative Agent

21

 

 

 

ARTICLE IX

COVENANTS OF LESSEE

22

 

 

 

Section 9.1.

Affirmative Covenants of Lessee

22

Section 9.2.

Negative Covenants of Lessee

22

 

 

 

ARTICLE X

OTHER COVENANTS AND AGREEMENTS

23

 

 

 

Section 10.1.

Covenants of the Administrative Agent and the Participants

23

 

 

 

ARTICLE XI

LESSEE’S RIGHT OF QUIET ENJOYMENT

25

 

 

 

ARTICLE XII

TRANSFERS OF PARTICIPANTS’ INTERESTS

25

 

 

 

Section 12.1.

Assignments

25

Section 12.2.

Participations

27

Section 12.3.

Withholding Taxes; Disclosure of Information; Pledge Under Regulation A

28

 

 

 

ARTICLE XIII

INDEMNIFICATION

30

 

 

 

Section 13.1.

Indemnification

30

Section 13.2.

Nonconformance

32

Section 13.3.

Proceedings in Respect of Claims

32

Section 13.4.

General Tax Indemnity

34

Section 13.5.

After Tax Basis

39

Section 13.6.

Intentionally Omitted

40

Section 13.7.

Environmental Indemnity

40

 

 

 

ARTICLE XIV

CONTINGENT LIBOR AND OTHER COSTS

41

 

 

 

Section 14.1.

LIBO Rate Lending Unlawful

41

Section 14.2.

Deposits Unavailable

41

Section 14.3.

Increased Costs, etc

42

Section 14.4.

Funding Losses

43

Section 14.5.

Increased Capital Costs

43

Section 14.6.

After Tax Basis

43

Section 14.7.

Applicability of Certain Sections

43

Section 14.8.

Funding Office

43

Section 14.9.

Replacement of Participants

44

 

 

 

ARTICLE XV

MISCELLANEOUS

45

 

 

 

Section 15.1.

Survival of Agreements

45

Section 15.2.

No Broker, Etc.

45

Section 15.3.

Notices

45

Section 15.4.

Counterparts

46

 

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Section 15.5.

Amendments

46

Section 15.6.

Obligations

48

Section 15.7.

Headings, Etc.

48

Section 15.8.

Parties in Interest

48

Section 15.9.

Governing Law

48

Section 15.10.

Severability

48

Section 15.11.

Further Assurances

48

Section 15.12.

Submission to Jurisdiction

49

Section 15.13.

Waiver of Jury Trial

49

Section 15.14.

Confidentiality

50

Section 15.15.

Limited Liability of Lessor

51

Section 15.16.

Limited Liability of Administrative Agent

51

Section 15.17.

Payment of Transaction Expenses and Other Costs

52

Section 15.18.

Reproduction of Documents

52

Section 15.19.

Role of Arranger

52

Section 15.20.

Retention of Consultants

53

Section 15.21.

Liability Limited

53

Section 15.22.

Deliveries to Participants

53

Section 15.23.

USA patriot Act Notice

53

Section 15.24.

No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility

53

 

 

 

ARTICLE XVI

THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT

54

 

 

 

Section 16.1.

Appointment

54

Section 16.2.

Delegation of Duties

54

Section 16.3.

Exculpatory Provisions

55

Section 16.4.

Reliance by Administrative Agent

55

Section 16.5.

Notice of Default

55

Section 16.7.

Administrative Agent in Its Individual Capacity

56

Section 16.8.

Successor Administrative Agent

56

Section 16.9.

Non-Reliance on Administrative Agent

57

Section 16.10.

Release of Collateral

57

 

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APPENDICES

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX 1

Definitions and Interpretation

 

 

 

SCHEDULES

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE I

Lessor Commitment

SCHEDULE II

Lenders’ Commitments

SCHEDULE III

Notice Information, Payment Offices and Applicable Lending Offices

SCHEDULE IV

Initial Subsidiary Guarantors

SCHEDULE 6.1(xi)

Governmental Actions; Filings and Recordings

 

 

 

EXHIBITS

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT A

Form of Advance Request

EXHIBIT B

Form of Lessee’s Document Closing Date Certificate

EXHIBIT C

Form of Parent Guarantor’s Document Closing Date Certificate

EXHIBIT D

Form of Guaranty

EXHIBIT E

Form of Assignment Agreement

EXHIBIT F-1

Form of Officer’s Certificate of Lessee

EXHIBIT F-2

Form of Officer’s Certificate of Parent Guarantor

EXHIBIT F-3

Form of Officer’s Certificate of Subsidiary Guarantor

 

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PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT

 

THIS PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT (this “ Participation Agreement ”), dated as of March 3, 2017, is entered into by and among OLD SAW MILL HOLDINGS LLC, a New York limited liability company, as Lessee (together with its successors and permitted assigns, in its capacity as Lessee, the “ Lessee ”); BA LEASING BSC, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, as Lessor (together with its successors and permitted assigns, in its capacity as Lessor, the “ Lessor ”); BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., not in its individual capacity, except as expressly stated herein, but solely as Administrative Agent (together with its successors and permitted assigns, in its capacity as Administrative Agent, the “ Administrative Agent ”), and the financial institutions listed on Schedule II hereto as Lenders (together with their permitted successors and assigns, each as a Lender under the Loan Agreement, a “ Lender , and collectively, the “ Lenders ”).

 

WITNESSETH:

 

A.                                    Lessee, Lessor, Administrative Agent and Lenders are entering into this Participation Agreement, the Lease and the other Operative Documents to finance the purchase of the Site and the Facility.

 

B.                                   Subject to the terms and conditions of this Participation Agreement and the other Operative Documents, on the Document Closing Date, among other things, (i) Lessor will acquire the Site and the Facility from the Sellers and (ii) Lessee and Lessor will enter into the Lease pursuant to which Lessor will lease to Lessee, and Lessee will lease from Lessor, the Leased Property pursuant to the Lease.

 

C.                                   Administrative Agent, using amounts funded by Participants, will provide the Advance on the Document Closing Date to pay Participant Costs (including the Purchase Price and payment of, and reimbursement to the Parent Guarantor of, the Deposit).

 

D.                                    To secure the repayment of the Funded Amounts and the other amounts due and payable by Lessee under the Operative Documents, the Administrative Agent, on behalf of the Participants, will have the benefit of a Lien on the Leased Property and the other Collateral.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual agreements contained in this Participation Agreement and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:

 

ARTICLE I
DEFINITIONS; INTERPRETATION

 

Section 1.1.                              Definitions; Interpretation .  Unless the context shall otherwise require, capitalized terms used and not defined herein shall have the meanings assigned thereto in Appendix 1 hereto for all purposes hereof; and the rules of interpretation set forth in Appendix 1 hereto shall apply to this Participation Agreement.

 



 

ARTICLE II
DOCUMENT CLOSING DATE; ACQUISITION DATE

 

Section 2.1.                              Effectiveness of Agreement .  This Participation Agreement shall be effective as of the earliest date (the “ Document Closing Date ”) on which all of the conditions precedent thereto set forth in Section 6.1 have been satisfied or waived by the applicable parties as set forth therein.

 

Section 2.2.                              Lease of Leased Property .  Subject to the conditions set forth in this Participation Agreement and pursuant to the terms hereof, on the Document Closing Date, (i) Lessee shall assign its right under the Purchase Agreement to Lessor and Lessor shall acquire the Site and the Facility from the Sellers, together with the Appurtenant Rights existing at such time and (ii) Lessor and Lessee will enter into the Lease pursuant to which Lessor shall lease to Lessee, and Lessee shall lease from Lessor, the Leased Property for the Term.

 

Section 2.3.                              Participant Costs .  Subject to the terms and conditions of this Participation Agreement, on the Document Closing Date, the Lessor shall make the Advance, the proceeds of which shall be used for the payment of Participant Costs.

 

ARTICLE III
FUNDING OF ADVANCES

 

Section 3.1.                              Fundings .  (a)  Amount of Fundings.   Subject to the terms and conditions of this Participation Agreement and in reliance on the representations and warranties of each of the parties hereto contained herein or made pursuant hereto, upon receipt of the Advance Request, on the Document Closing Date the Lessor shall, to the extent it has received amounts from the Participants, make the requested Advance and each Participant will fund its portion of the Advance, as and to the extent provided herein, in each case by making available to the Administrative Agent by wire transfer of immediately available funds in accordance with the instructions set forth in the Advance Request, an amount equal to (i) with respect to any Lender, the product of such Lender’s Commitment Percentage and the aggregate amount of the requested Advance and (ii) with respect to the Lessor, the product of Lessor’s Commitment Percentage and the aggregate amount of the requested Advance.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, (x) the Funding by each Participant on the Document Closing Date shall not exceed such Participant’s Commitment and (y) the Advance to be made by the Participants on the Document Closing Date, shall not exceed the Aggregate Commitment Amount.  No amounts paid or prepaid with respect to Lessor Amount or the Loans may be readvanced.

 

(b)                                   Notes and Lessor Amount .  Each Lender’s Loans shall be evidenced by a single Note issued to such Lender and repayable in accordance with, and with Interest accruing pursuant to, the terms of the Loan Agreement.  The Lessor Amount shall accrue Yield at the Yield Rate.  Each Lender is authorized and entitled to make notations on its Note in accordance with the Loan Documents, each of which notations shall constitute prima facie evidence of the accuracy of the information so noted, absent manifest error.

 

(c)                                   Funding .  The Advance required to be made by Lessor pursuant to any Operative

 

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Document shall be made by the Participants making the Funding directly to the Administrative Agent.  The Funding by the Participants to the Administrative Agent with respect to the Advance and the Advance by the Administrative Agent to any Person entitled to payments constituting Participant Costs shall be deemed to constitute the required Advance by the Participants.

 

(d)                                   Advances; Limitations and Limits .  (i) Pursuant to Section 3.2, the Advance shall be used solely to pay Participant Costs.

 

(ii)                           The Document Closing Date shall occur on or before March 3, 2017.  The Document Closing Date shall be a Business Day which is also a Payment Date, and there shall be no more than one Advance.  All remittances made by the Participants for the Funding of the Advance shall be made in immediately available federal funds by wire transfer to the Administrative Agent at the Administrative Agent’s Payment Office referred to in Schedule III hereto, as applicable, prior to 12:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the Document Closing Date.  Promptly upon the satisfaction (or waiver in accordance with Section 6.1) of the terms and conditions set forth in Section 6.1 of this Participation Agreement, Administrative Agent shall wire such funds received from the Participants on the Document Closing Date to the Persons entitled thereto and to such accounts as Lessee shall have indicated in the Advance Request.  Unless the Administrative Agent shall   have received notice from a Participant prior to the proposed Document Closing Date that such Participant will not make available to the Administrative Agent such Participant’s share of the Advance, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Participant has made or will make such share available on the Document Closing Date in accordance with this Section 3.1 and may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available a corresponding amount to the Lessee or other applicable recipient as directed by the Lessee.  In such event, if a Participant has not in fact made its share of the Advance available to the Administrative Agent, then the Administrative Agent shall be entitled to recover such corresponding amount on demand from such Participant, together with interest, at the Interest Rate or Yield Rate, as applicable, on such corresponding amount for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to the Lessee to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent and the interest owing by any Participant pursuant to this sentence shall be netted from the amount of Rent paid by the Lessee remaining, if any, after the payment of all amounts owing to the other Participants who made their share of the Advance available to the Administrative Agent.

 

Section 3.2.                              Payment of Participant Costs and Fees.

 

On the Document Closing Date, upon the satisfaction (or waiver in accordance with Section 6.1) of the terms and conditions set forth in Section 6.1 of this Participation Agreement, the Participants shall make the Advance in the amount specified in the Advance Request to pay the Purchase Price less the Deposit to the Sellers (or their designee) and pay the Deposit to the Parent Guarantor (to reimburse the Parent Guarantor for same).

 

Section 3.3.                              Advance Request .

 

At least three (3) Business Days prior to the Document Closing Date (but no later

 

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than 12:00 noon New York time on such date), Lessee shall deliver to Administrative Agent (which shall promptly forward a copy of the Advance Request to each Participant) an irrevocable written notice substantially in the form of Exhibit A (an “ Advance Request ”), setting forth:

 

(i)                          the proposed Document Closing Date;

 

(ii)                           statement of the amount of the requested Advance setting forth the amount of the Advance to be used to Fund (A) the Purchase Price less the Deposit, to Sellers and (B) the Deposit, to the Parent Guarantor (to reimburse the Parent Guarantor for same); and

 

(iii)                            a certification by Lessee that: (A) the aggregate amount to be Funded by the Participants on the Document Closing Date does not exceed the Aggregate Commitment Amount, and (B) wire transfer instructions for the disbursement of the appropriate amount of funds to Sellers, Lessee or to such other Persons as may be entitled to the Advance.

 

All documents and instruments required to be delivered on the Document Closing Date and in connection with the Advance pursuant to this Participation Agreement shall be delivered at the offices of Chapman and Cutler LLP, 595 Market Street, Suite 2600, San Francisco, California 94105-2839 , Attention:  Vincent W. Pelleriti, Esq. or at such other location as the Administrative Agent and Lessee may agree.  All documents and instruments required to be delivered subsequent to the Document Closing Date pursuant to this Participation Agreement shall be delivered to the Administrative Agent, or at such other location as the Administrative Agent, Required Participants, Lessor and Lessee may agree.

 

Section 3.4.                              Assignment of Purchase Agreement .  On the Document Closing Date, Lessee will enter into the Assignment of Purchase Agreement with the Lessor, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Lessor.

 

ARTICLE IV
YIELD; INTEREST

 

Section 4.1.                              Yield .  The amount of the Lessor Amount outstanding from time to time shall accrue Yield at the Yield Rate, calculated on the basis of a 360-day year using the actual number of days elapsed and, when the Yield Rate is based on an Alternate Base Rate, a 365 (or, if applicable, 366) day year basis, and, at all other times, a 360-day year basis.  If all or any portion of the Lessor Amount outstanding, any Yield payable thereon or any other amount payable hereunder shall not be paid when due (whether at stated maturity, acceleration thereof or otherwise), such overdue amount shall bear interest at a rate per annum which is equal to the Overdue Rate.

 

Section 4.2.                              Interest on Loans .  Each Loan shall accrue Interest computed and payable in accordance with the terms of the Loan Agreement.

 

Section 4.3.                              Payments of Rent; and Payments and Prepayments of Funded Amounts

 

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(a)  Notwithstanding any provisions in the Lease to the contrary, the Lessor hereby directs the Lessee to pay to the Administrative Agent the Rent from time to time payable under the Lease (other than Supplemental Rent that is payable to Persons other than Lessor, which the Lessor hereby directs the Lessee to make directly to the applicable Person entitled thereto).

 

(b)                                   In the event that the Lessee pays or causes to be paid the Lease Balance and all other amounts owing by Lessee to the Administrative Agent, if any, and/or the Participants under the Operative Documents (including, but without duplication, accrued and unpaid Rent) to the Lessor in connection with the Lessee’s purchase of the Leased Property in accordance with Section 15.1, 16.2(e) or 18.1 of the Lease or Article XIX of the Lease, the Lessor will prepay the entire outstanding principal amount of the Loans and the Lessor Amount.  Each Participant hereby acknowledges that its Loans or Lessor Amount, as the case may be, may be so prepaid without any prepayment premium or charge (other than Break Costs, if any).

 

Section 4.4.                              Fees .  Lessee agrees to pay the following fees (collectively, the “ Fees ”): (x) to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Participants, the Upfront Fees payable to the Participants on the Document Closing Date, (y) to Arranger, for its own account, the Arranger Fee payable to the Arranger on the Document Closing Date pursuant to, and in the amount set forth in, the Arranger Fee Letter, and (z) to the Administrative Agent, the period agency fees payable to the Administrative Agent pursuant to, and in the amounts and at the times set forth in, the Administrative Agent Fee Letter.

 

Section 4.5.                              Obligations Several .  The obligations of the Participants hereunder or elsewhere in the Operative Documents shall be several and not joint; and no Participant shall be liable or responsible for the acts or defaults of any other party hereunder or under any other Operative Document.

 

Section 4.6.                              Highest Lawful Rate .  It is the intention of the parties hereto to conform strictly to applicable usury laws, and, anything herein or in any other Operative Document to the contrary notwithstanding, the obligations of (x) Lessee to Lessor under this Participation Agreement, the Lease and the other Operative Documents, (y) Lessor to the Lenders under the Loan Agreement and the Notes and (z) either Lessee or Lessor or any other party under any other Operative Document shall, in each case, be subject to the limitation that payments of Interest or of other amounts constituting interest under Applicable Laws shall not be required to the extent that receipt thereof would be in excess of the Highest Lawful Rate or otherwise contrary to provisions of Applicable Laws applicable to the recipient limiting rates of interest which may be charged or collected by the recipient.  Accordingly, if the transactions or the amount paid or otherwise agreed to be paid for the use, forbearance or detention of money under this Participation Agreement, the Lease, the Loan Agreement, the Notes, the Lessor Amount or any other Operative Document would exceed the Highest Lawful Rate or otherwise be usurious under Applicable Laws (including without limitation the federal and state laws of the United States of America or of any other jurisdiction whose laws may be mandatorily applicable) with respect to the recipient of any such amount, then, in that event, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Participation Agreement, the Lease, the Loan Agreement, the Notes or any other Operative Document, it is agreed as follows as to the recipient of any such amount:

 

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(a)                         the provisions of this Section 4.6 shall govern and control over any other provision in this Participation Agreement, the Lease, the Loan Agreement, the Notes, the Lessor Amount and any other Operative Document, and each provision set forth therein is hereby so limited;

 

(b)                          the aggregate of all consideration which constitutes interest under Applicable Laws that is contracted for, charged or received under this Participation Agreement, the Lease, the Loan Agreement, the Notes or any other Operative Document shall under no circumstances exceed the maximum amount of interest allowed by Applicable Laws (such maximum lawful interest rate, if any, with respect to such recipient herein shall be called the “ Highest Lawful Rate ”), and all amounts owed under this Participation Agreement, the Lease, the Loan Agreement, the Notes and any other Operative Document shall be held subject to reduction and:  (i) the amount of interest which would otherwise be payable to the recipient under this Participation Agreement, the Lease, the Loan Agreement, the Notes or any other Operative Document shall be automatically reduced to the amount allowed under Applicable Laws, and (ii) any unearned interest paid in excess of the Highest Lawful Rate shall be credited to the payor by the recipient (or, if such consideration shall have been paid in full, refunded to the payor);

 

(c)                          all sums paid or agreed to be paid for the use, forbearance and detention of the money under this Participation Agreement, the Lease, the Loan Agreement, the Notes or any other Operative Document shall, to the extent permitted by Applicable Laws, be amortized, prorated, allocated and spread throughout the full term of such indebtedness until payment in full so that the actual rate of interest is uniform throughout the full term thereof; and

 

(d)                          if at any time the interest, together with any other fees, late charges and other sums payable pursuant to or in connection with this Participation Agreement, the Lease, the Loan Agreement, the Notes and any other Operative Document executed in connection herewith or therewith and deemed interest under Applicable Laws, exceeds that amount which would have accrued at the Highest Lawful Rate, the amount of interest and any such fees, charges and sums to accrue to the recipient of such interest, fees, charges and sums pursuant to the Operative Documents shall be limited, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Operative Documents, to that amount which would have accrued at the Highest Lawful Rate for the recipient, but any subsequent reductions, as applicable, shall not reduce the interest to accrue pursuant to the Operative Documents below the recipient’s Highest Lawful Rate until the total amount of interest payable to the recipient (including all consideration which constitutes interest) equals the amount of interest which would have been payable to the recipient (including all consideration which constitutes interest), plus the amount of fees which would have been received but for the effect of this Section 4.6.

 

Section 4.7.                              Renewal of Lease .  (a) Lessee may request in writing (the “Renewal Option Request” ) to the Administrative Agent, Lessor and each Participant pursuant to the Lease to renew the Term (the “Lease Renewal” ) for one additional five-year period commencing on the

 

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last day of the Base Term (a “Lease Renewal Term” ), and that the Maturity Date for the Loans and the Lessor Amount be correspondingly extended to the extended Expiration Date.  Such Renewal Option Request must be delivered in writing to Administrative Agent not later than one hundred eighty (180) days nor more than three hundred sixty-five (365) days prior to the expiration of the Base Term.  The Administrative Agent shall distribute a copy of the Renewal Option Request to each Participant, promptly after receipt thereof from the Lessee.  Each Participant will notify Administrative Agent (who shall promptly notify the Lessee) in writing of whether or not it has consented to such Renewal Option Request not later than forty-five (45) days after the date on which the Administrative Agent receives the Renewal Option Request (the “ Renewal Option Response Date ”).  Any failure by any Participant to so notify Administrative Agent by the Renewal Option Response Date will be deemed to be a non-consent by such Participant.  Each Participant’s determination with respect to the Renewal Option Request shall be a new credit determination and within such Participant’s sole and absolute discretion and may be conditioned upon such terms and conditions as shall be deemed appropriate by such Participant, which may include receipt of such financial information, documentation or other information or conditions as may be requested in writing by such Participant and the receipt of a satisfactory appraisal of the Leased Property.  It is a condition that all Participants consent to the renewal set forth in the Renewal Option Request for any renewal of the Lease to be effective.  Lessee shall have thirty (30) days after the Renewal Option Response Date (such time period being referred to as the “ Renewal Rescission Period ”) to irrevocably rescind the Renewal Option Request and elect not to extend the Term (a “ Renewal Rescission ”).  If Lessee exercises a Renewal Rescission, the Lease shall terminate on the last day of the Term and Lessee shall be deemed to have exercised the Purchase Option.  Any failure by Lessee to exercise a Renewal Rescission during the Renewal Rescission Period shall be deemed a waiver of the right of Lessee to effectuate a Renewal Rescission and, subject to Section 4.7(c), Lessee shall have been deemed to have accepted the Participants’ respective terms and conditions to their respective consents to the Renewal Option Request.

 

If consented to by all Participants pursuant to the preceding paragraph , Lessee, the Administrative Agent and the Participants shall proceed promptly to execute and deliver all such amendments and modifications to the Operative Documents as are necessary to set forth any terms and conditions relating to the Renewal Option not reflected in the Operative Documents and the renewal shall become effective as of the first date (the “Renewal Effective Date” ) on or after the Renewal Option Response Date on which all of the Participants shall have consented to such Lease Renewal; provided that on both the date of the Renewal Option Request and the Renewal Effective Date in addition thereto:  (w) each of the representations and warranties made by Lessee and each Guarantor in or pursuant to the Operative Documents shall be true and correct in all material respects as if made on and as of each such date (except to the extent any such representation or warranty specifically relates to an earlier date), (x) Lessee shall not have exercised the Purchase Option or Sale Option, (y) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, and (z) on each of such dates, Lessor shall have received a certificate of a Responsible Officer of Lessee as to the matters set forth in clauses (w), (x) and (y) above and (3) without duplication, the conditions set forth in Section 19.3 of the Lease shall have been satisfied as of the dates required therein.

 

(b)                                   Following the Renewal Effective Date, Lessee’s election of the Lease Renewal

 

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Term shall be undertaken pursuant to, and shall be subject to the terms and conditions set forth in, Section 19.1(a) of the Lease.

 

(c)                                   The Lessee shall have the right, but shall not be obligated, to replace any Participant that fails to consent to a Renewal Option Request pursuant to Section 4.7(a) or, as a condition to such consent, requires renewal terms that the Lessee has not accepted (any such Participant, a “ Non-Renewing Participant ”), in any such case, in accordance with the procedures provided in Section 14.9.  Any such replacement Participant shall have entered into an Assignment Agreement with such Non-Renewing Participant in accordance with the procedures provided in Section 14.9, effective on or before the Renewal Effective Date.  Prior to any Non-Renewing Participant being so replaced pursuant hereto, such Non-Renewing Participant may elect, in its sole discretion, by giving irrevocable notice thereof to the Administrative Agent and the Lessee, to become a consenting Participant pursuant to this Section 4.7 and/or to withdraw any of its renewal terms that the Lessee has not accepted.

 

ARTICLE V
CERTAIN INTENTIONS OF THE PARTIES

 

Section 5.1.                              Nature of Transaction .  It is the intention of the parties that:

 

(a)                         for all purposes, including GAAP, federal and all state and local income and transfer taxes, bankruptcy, insolvency, conservatorships and receiverships (including the substantive law upon which bankruptcy, conservatorship and insolvency and receivership proceedings are based), real estate and commercial law and UCC purposes:

 

(i)                           the Overall Transaction constitutes a secured lending transaction by the Participants to Lessee and preserves beneficial ownership in the Leased Property in Lessee, the Lessor holds only legal title to the Leased Property within the meaning of 11 U.S.C. Section 541(d), Lessee (and not the Lessor, the Administrative Agent or the other Participants) will be entitled to all tax benefits with respect to the Leased Property and other Collateral available to the owner of the Leased Property for tax purposes, the obligations of Lessee to pay Basic Rent shall be treated as payments of interest to the Participants, the payment by Lessee of any amounts (other than Basic Rent) in respect of the Lease Balance shall be treated as payments of principal to the Participants and, in the event Lessee purchases the Leased Property pursuant to the terms of the Lease and pays in full the Lease Balance and all other amounts outstanding under the Operative Documents, legal title to the Leased Property shall automatically vest in the Lessee; and

 

(ii)                           in order to secure the obligations of Lessee now existing or hereafter arising under the Lease or any of the other Operative Documents, the Lease, together with the other Security Instruments, creates a security interest or a lien, as the case may be, in the Leased Property and the other Collateral in favor of the Administrative Agent, and for the benefit of the Participants, to secure Lessee’s payment and performance of the Obligations; and

 

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(iii)                            the Security Instruments create Liens on and security interests in the Leased Property and the other Collateral, granted by Lessor or Lessee, as applicable, in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of all of the Participants to secure Lessor’s and Lessee’s payment and performance of their respective obligations under the Lease, the Loan Agreement, the Notes and other applicable Operative Documents.

 

Each of the parties hereto agrees that it will not, nor will it permit any Affiliate to at any time, take any action or fail to take any action with respect to the preparation, filing or audit of any income tax return, including an amended income tax return, to the extent that such action or such failure to take action would be inconsistent with the intention of the parties expressed in this Section 5.1.

 

Nevertheless, without limiting the foregoing agreement, each of the parties hereto acknowledges and agrees that none of the Lessee, the Participants, the Administrative Agent or Arranger has made any representations or warranties concerning the tax, accounting or legal characteristics of the Operative Documents or any aspect of the Overall Transaction and that such party has obtained and relied upon such tax, accounting and legal advice concerning the Operative Documents and the Overall Transaction as such party deems appropriate.

 

(b)                          Specifically, without limiting the generality of clause (a), the parties hereto intend and agree that in the event of any insolvency, conservatorship or receivership proceedings or matters or a petition under the United States bankruptcy laws, or any other applicable insolvency, conservatorship or receivership laws or statute of the United States of America or any State or Commonwealth thereof affecting Lessee, the Guarantors or any Participant or any collection actions, the transactions evidenced by the Operative Documents (including, without limitation, the Lease) constitute a financing made directly to Lessee by the Participants, as unrelated third party lenders, and that Lessor holds a fee interest in and title to the Leased Property to secure Lessee’s obligations to repay such financing to the Participants and all other amounts due under any of the Operative Documents and that Lessee retains the beneficial ownership of the Leased Property.

 

Section 5.2.                              Amounts Due Under Lease .  Anything else herein or elsewhere to the contrary notwithstanding, it is the intention of the Lessee and the Participants that:  (i) the amount and timing of installments of Basic Rent due and payable from time to time under the Lease shall be equal to the aggregate payments due and payable as Interest on the Loans and Yield on the Lessor Amount due on each Payment Date; (ii) if the Lessee elects the Early Termination Option, the Purchase Option or becomes obligated or otherwise elects to purchase the Leased Property under the Lease, the Loans, the Lessor Amount, all accrued and unpaid Interest and Yield thereon, any Fees and all other obligations of the Lessee owing to the Participants pursuant to the Operative Documents shall be paid in full by the Lessee; (iii) if the Lessee properly elects the Sale Option with respect to the Leased Property and subject to Articles XX and XXI of the Lease, the Lessee shall only be required to pay to the Administrative Agent the proceeds of the sale of the Leased Property, the Sale Option Recourse Amount with respect to the Leased Property and any amounts due pursuant to Section 20.2 of the Lease, together with

 

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all other amounts due and payable as Supplemental Rent, but subject to the right of the parties with respect to the Gross Proceeds as set forth at Section 5.3(d); and (iv) upon an Event of Default resulting in an acceleration of the Lessee’s obligations to purchase the Leased Property under the Lease, the amounts then due and payable by the Lessee under the Lease on a recourse basis shall include all amounts necessary to pay in full the Lease Balance and all other amounts owing by Lessee to the Administrative Agent, if any, and/or the Participants under the Operative Documents (including , but without duplication, accrued and unpaid Rent).

 

Section 5.3.                              Distribution .  (a) Each payment of Basic Rent to the extent attributable to Interest and Yield (and any payment of interest on overdue installments of Basic Rent) received by the Administrative Agent shall be distributed by the Administrative Agent to the Participants, in accordance with, and for application to, the amount of Interest and Yield then due on the Loans and the Lessor Amount, as well as any overdue Interest or Yield due to each Lender or Lessor (to the extent permitted by Applicable Laws); provided , however , until the Lessor Shortfall Amount has been reduced to zero, the Administrative Agent shall distribute Basic Rent attributable to Interest (and any payment of interest on overdue installments of Basic Rent) that is received by the Administrative Agent on a  on a pro rata basis, based on their respective shares of the Loan Balance, to the Lenders.

 

(b)                                   Any payment received by the Administrative Agent as a result of:

 

(i)                          the purchase of the Leased Property pursuant to the provisions of the Lease (including, but not limited to, Section 18.1 and 19.1 of the Lease), or

 

(ii)                           the payment of the Lease Balance or Purchase Amount pursuant to the Lease,

 

shall be distributed by the Administrative Agent in the following amounts and order of priority:

 

first , on a pro rata basis based on their respective shares of the Loan Balance, to the Lenders in an amount not to exceed the sum of (i) (A) the Lessor Shortfall Amount divided by (B) the Commitment Percentage with respect to the Lessor, minus (ii) the Lessor Shortfall Amount, for application to pay the Loan Balance owing to them;

 

second , on a pro rata basis, as applicable, based on their respective shares of the Participant Balance, to the Participants for application to pay in full the Lease Balance owing to them and all other amounts owing by Lessee to the Administrative Agent, if any, and/or the Participants under the Operative Documents (including, but without duplication, accrued and unpaid Rent); and

 

third , the balance, if any, of such payment or amounts remaining after the satisfaction of all the Lessee’s liabilities under the respective Operative Documents shall be promptly distributed to, or as directed by, the Lessee.

 

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Administrative Agent in accordance with Section 20.1(j) of the Lease upon the Lessee’s exercise of the Sale Option shall be distributed by the Administrative Agent in the following amounts and order of priority:

 

first , on a pro rata basis based on their respective shares of the Loan Balance, to the Lenders for application to pay in full the Loan Balance owing to them and all other amounts owing by Lessee to the Lenders under the Operative Documents (including, but without duplication, accrued and unpaid Rent); and

 

second , to the Lessor (and its designees) for application to pay in full the Lessor Balance and all other amounts owing by Lessee to the Lessor under the Operative Documents (including, but without duplication, accrued and unpaid Rent); and

 

third , the balance, if any, of such payment or amounts remaining after the satisfaction of all the Lessee’s liabilities under the respective Operative Documents shall be promptly distributed to, or as directed by, the Lessee.

 

(d)                                   Any payments received by the Administrative Agent as Gross Proceeds from the sale of the Leased Property pursuant to the Lessee’s exercise of the Sale Option pursuant to Article XX of the Lease or pursuant to Section 13.2 herein shall be distributed in the following order of priority:

 

first , to the extent not previously deducted therefrom, in an amount equal to the reasonable sales costs, expenses and related taxes incurred by Lessee, Lessor or Administrative Agent in connection with any sale of the Leased Property to the party that incurred such amount;

 

second , on a pro rata basis based on their respective shares of the Loan Balance, to the Lenders for application to pay in full the Loan Balance owing to them;

 

third , to the Lessor (and its designees) for application to pay in full the Lessor Balance plus all other amounts owing under the Operative Documents; and

 

fourth , the balance, if any, of such payment or amounts shall be promptly distributed to, or as directed by, the Lessee.

 

(e)                                   All payments of Supplemental Rent received by the Administrative Agent (excluding any amounts payable pursuant to the preceding provisions of this Section 5.3) shall be distributed promptly by the Administrative Agent upon receipt thereof to the Persons entitled thereto pursuant to the Operative Documents.

 

(f)                                   If, on any date, after an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, a payment is made of the proceeds from the sale of the Collateral or any part thereof or payments received and amounts realized by the Administrative Agent under the Operative Documents, then distributions of such amounts shall be made by the Administrative Agent in the following order of priority:

 

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first, to the extent not previously deducted therefrom, in an amount not to exceed the reasonable sales costs, expenses and taxes incurred by Lessor, Lessee or Administrative Agent in connection with any sale of the Leased Property,

 

second , on a pro rata basis based on their respective shares of the Participant Balance, to the Participants for application to pay in full the Lease Balance owing to them; and

 

third , the balance, if any, of such payment or amounts shall be promptly distributed to, or as directed by, the Lessee.

 

(g)                                    (i) Any payment received by the Administrative Agent for which no provision as to the application thereof is made in the Operative Documents or elsewhere in this Section 5.3 shall be distributed in accordance with Section 5.3(f).

 

(ii)                           Except as otherwise provided in Section 5.3(a), all payments received and amounts realized by the Administrative Agent under the Operative Documents or otherwise with respect to the Leased Property, or any proceeds thereof, to the extent received or realized at any time after an indefeasible payment in full of the Participant Balances of all Participants and all other amounts due and owing to the Participants, shall be distributed forthwith by the Administrative Agent in the order of priority set forth in Section 5.3(f), except that such payment shall be distributed omitting clause “first” of such Section 5.3(f).

 

(iii)                            Any payment received by the Administrative Agent for which provision as to the application thereof is made in an Operative Document, but not elsewhere in this Section 5.3, shall be distributed forthwith by the Administrative Agent to the Person and for the purpose for which such payment was made in accordance with the terms of such Operative Document.

 

(h)                                   Except to the extent clause (g) is applicable thereto, any amounts payable to the Administrative Agent as a result of a Casualty or Condemnation pursuant to the Lease shall be distributed as follows:  (x) if a Termination Notice shall have been given, all amounts that are to be applied to the purchase price of the Leased Property in accordance with Section 15.1(b) of the Lease shall be distributed by the Administrative Agent in accordance with Section 5.3(b); and (y) all amounts payable to the Lessee for the repair of damage caused by such Casualty or Condemnation in accordance with Section 14.1(a) of the Lease shall, except as otherwise provided in the Lease, be distributed to, or as directed by, the Lessee.

 

(i)                                    To the extent any payment made to any Participant, personally, is insufficient to pay in full the Participant Balance of such Participant, then each such payment which is payable to a Lender shall first be applied to accrued Interest and then to principal outstanding on the Loans and each such payment which is payable to Lessor shall first be applied to accrued Yield and then to the Lessor Amount, as applicable.

 

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receive any payment of all or part of its Loans or Lessor Amount, as applicable, or Interest or Yield thereon, as applicable, or receive any of the Collateral in respect thereof (whether voluntarily or involuntarily, by setoff, or otherwise), in an amount greater than the amount to which such Participant was entitled pursuant to Section 5.3, such Participant shall return such amount or Collateral to the Administrative Agent for distribution to the Person(s) entitled thereto in accordance with Section 5.3; provided, however , that if all or any portion of such excess payment or benefits is thereafter recovered from such Benefited Participant so that the excess payment or benefits returned by such Benefited Participant exceed the remaining excess payment or benefits held by such Benefited Participant, the excess payment or benefits, as applicable, returned by such Benefited Participant shall be restored to the Benefited Participant, to the extent of such recovery.

 

ARTICLE VI
CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO THE ADVANCE

 

Section 6.1.                              Conditions Precedent to the Advance .  The obligations of the Lessor (through the Administrative Agent) to make the Advance on the Document Closing Date and the obligation of the Lenders to make the related Funding of their Loans on the Document Closing Date and the effectiveness of the Operative Documents are subject to the satisfaction or waiver on or prior to the Document Closing Date of each of the following conditions precedent:

 

(i)                          Corporate Certificates.  (A) The Lessee shall have delivered to the Lessor and the Administrative Agent (1) a status certificate with respect to the Lessee’s existence in the State of New York from the Secretary of State of the State of New York, issued by such office no earlier than thirty (30) days prior to the Document Closing Date and (2) a Responsible Officer’s Certificate of Lessee substantially in the form of Exhibit F-1, attaching and certifying as to (x) the limited liability company authority for the execution, delivery and performance by Lessee of each Operative Document to which it is or will be a party, (y) its organizational documents, and (z) the incumbency and signature of persons authorized to execute and deliver on its behalf the Operative Documents to which it is a party, (B) the Parent Guarantor shall have delivered to the Lessor and the Administrative Agent (1) a status certificate with respect to the Parent Guarantor’s existence in the State of New York from the Secretary of State of the State of New York, issued by such office no earlier than thirty (30) days prior to the Document Closing Date and (2) a Responsible Officer’s Certificate of Parent Guarantor substantially in the form of Exhibit F-2, attaching and certifying as to (x) the corporate authority for the execution, delivery and performance by Parent Guarantor of each Operative Document to which it is or will be a party, (y) its organizational documents, and (z) the incumbency and signature of persons authorized to execute and deliver on its behalf the Operative Documents to which it is a party and (C) each Subsidiary Guarantor shall have delivered to the Lessor and the Administrative Agent (1) a good standing/status certificate with respect to such Subsidiary Guarantor from the Secretary of State (or similar public official) of such Subsidiary Guarantor’s jurisdiction of organization, issued by such office no earlier than thirty (30) days prior to the Document Closing Date and (2) a Responsible Officer’s Certificate of such Subsidiary Guarantor substantially in the form of Exhibit F-3, attaching and certifying as to (x) the corporate or

 

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other organizational authority for the execution, delivery and performance by such Subsidiary Guarantor of each Operative Document to which it is or will be a party, (y) its organizational documents and (z) the incumbency and signature of persons authorized to execute and deliver on its behalf the Operative Documents to which it is a party.

 

(ii)                           Opinions of Special Counsel to Parent Guarantor .  The Lessee shall have delivered to the Lessor and the Administrative Agent a legal opinion of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, special counsel to Parent Guarantor, which shall address such matters as may be reasonably required by the Lessor and the Administrative Agent with respect to the Lessee and the Guarantors, including without limitation, such local real estate matters as may be reasonably required by the Lessor and the Administrative Agent.

 

(iii)                            Document Closing Date Certificates.   Lessee shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent and the Lessor a certificate dated as of the Document Closing Date in the form of Exhibit B hereto.  Parent Guarantor shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent and the Lessor a certificate dated as of the Document Closing Date in the form of Exhibit C hereto.

 

(iv)                          Taxes.   All taxes (including any mortgage taxes), fees and other charges in connection with the execution, delivery, recording, filing and registration of the Operative Documents, if any, that are required to be paid by the Lessee or any Guarantor as of the Document Closing Date pursuant to any of the Operative Documents (including Transaction Expenses described in clause (f) or (g) of the definition thereof that are due and payable as of the Document Closing Date) shall have been paid by the Lessee or the Parent Guarantor or from the Advance, or provisions for such payment shall have been made by the Lessee or Parent Guarantor to the reasonable satisfaction of the Lessor and the Administrative Agent.

 

(v)                          Leased Property and Appraisal Matters .  The Lessor and the Administrative Agent shall have received an appraisal (the “ Appraisal ”) performed by the Appraiser, which Appraisal shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Participants.  The Appraisal shall meet the requirements of FIRREA.

 

(vi)                          Environmental Report .  At least five (5) Business Days prior to the Document Closing Date, an Environmental Audit with respect to the Site shall have been received by and be reasonably satisfactory in all material respects to the Lessor, and the Participants and the Administrative Agent shall have received a letter from the consultant performing the Environmental Audit which allows the Lessor to rely on such report.

 

(vii)                           Matters relating to the Site .

 

(A)                           The Deed shall be reasonably satisfactory to Lessor and have been transferred by the Sellers to the Lessor;

 

(B)                          Lessor and Administrative Agent shall have received evidence

 

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reasonably satisfactory to it that the Memorandum of Lease shall have been recorded with the appropriate Governmental Authorities, and the UCC Financing Statements shall have been or are being filed with the appropriate Governmental Authorities (or arrangements reasonably satisfactory to Lessor and Administrative Agent shall have been made for such recordations);

 

(C)                          Lessor and Administrative Agent shall have received evidence reasonably satisfactory to it that the Assignment of Leases shall have been recorded with the appropriate Governmental Authorities (and the issuance of the title insurance policies in Section 6.1(x) below shall be satisfactory evidence of the foregoing), and the UCC Financing Statements with respect to such Site shall have been filed with the appropriate Governmental Authorities (or arrangements reasonably satisfactory to Lessor and Administrative Agent shall have been made for such recordations); provided that the related conditions in this clause (C) shall be deemed to have been satisfied to the extent that such items are addressed (to the reasonable satisfaction of the Lessor and Administrative Agent) in the Title Policies delivered pursuant to Section 6.1(x) below; and

 

(D)                           Lessor shall have received evidence reasonably satisfactory to it that the Site is a separate and distinct tax parcel or parcels (other than with respect to the Home Depot Ground Lease).  All real estate Taxes imposed on, or with respect to the Site, have been paid to date, to the extent then due and payable.

 

(viii)                            Searches .  Lessor and Administrative Agent shall have received (A) as to Lessee, results of a search of the applicable UCC files maintained by the office of the secretary of state of the state in which Lessee is organized, dated not earlier than thirty (30) Business Days prior to the Document Closing Date, which results shall disclose no Liens on the assets of the Lessee other than Liens permitted by Section 9(b) of the Guaranty, and (B) as to the Site, results of a search of the applicable UCC files and any indices of Liens maintained by the appropriate county filing or recording office of the county in which such Site is located, dated not earlier than thirty (30) Business Days prior to the Document Closing Date, which results shall disclose no Liens on the Site other than Permitted Liens.

 

(ix)                          Survey .  Lessee shall have, or shall have caused to be, delivered and certified to Lessor, the Title Insurance Company and the Administrative Agent an ALTA survey of the Site (A) dated a date reasonably satisfactory to the Lessor, (B) in a form reasonably satisfactory to Lessor and the Title Insurance Company, (C) including any applicable flood zone designation with property annotations based on Federal Flood Insurance Rate Maps, (D) enabling the Title Insurance Company to delete any standard printing survey exception contained in the applicable Title Policy and to issue the Title Policies, (E) in accordance with the Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for Land Title Surveys jointly established and adopted by ALTA and the National Society of Professional Surveyors effective February 23, 2016, (F) showing the location of all improvements thereon (without limiting the generality of the foregoing, there shall be surveyed and shown or stated on such survey, as applicable, the following:  (v) the

 

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locations of any established building setback lines; (w) the lines of streets abutting the Site and the width thereof; (x) all access and other easements appurtenant to the Site necessary to use the Site; (y) all roadways, paths, driveways, easements, encroachments, overhanging projections and similar encumbrances affecting the Site, whether recorded, apparent from a physical inspection of the Site or otherwise known to the surveyor; (z) any encroachments on any adjoining property); (G) if the Site is described as being on a filed map, a legend relating the survey to said map and (H) a vicinity sketch showing the closest thoroughfare intersection.

 

(x)                          Title and Title Insurance .  Lessor and the Administrative Agent shall have received from the Title Insurance Company (i) an ALTA 2006 owner’s policy of title insurance (or an irrevocable commitment for the issuance thereof) with respect to the Leased Property (the “ Owner’s Policy ”), reasonably acceptable in form and substance to Lessor, insuring that Lessor has a good and marketable fee ownership interest in the Leased Property, subject in each case to such exceptions to title as are permitted under any of the Operative Documents, in an amount equal to the Aggregate Commitment Amount together with complete, legible copies of all recorded documents referenced as exceptions therein and (ii) an ALTA 2006 lender’s policy of title insurance (or an irrevocable commitment for the issuance thereof) with respect to the Site and the Facility (the “ Administrative Agent’s Policy”; together with the Owner’s Policy, the “ Title Policies ”), reasonably acceptable in form and substance to Participants, insuring the Lien created by the Assignment of Leases as a valid first priority Lien against the Leased Property, subject in each case to such exceptions to title as are permitted under any of the Operative Documents, in an amount equal to the Aggregate Commitment Amount together with complete, legible copies of all recorded documents referenced as exceptions therein.  The Title Policies shall be dated as of the Document Closing Date and, to the extent permitted under Applicable Laws, shall, as applicable:  ( v) contain affirmative endorsements as to mechanics’ liens, zoning, comprehensive coverage, encroachments, the nonviolation of covenants and restrictions, rights of access and survey matters, (x) delete survey exclusions, (y) contain endorsements regarding the effect of recharacterization, and (z) contain such other endorsements reasonably requested by the Participants.

 

(xi)                          Filings and Recordings .  All filings or recordings enumerated and described in Schedule 6.1(xi) shall have been made (or appropriate arrangements so to file shall have been made) in the appropriate places or offices.  All recording and filing fees and taxes with respect to any recordings or filings made pursuant to this Section 6.1(xi) shall have been paid in full by Lessee or from the Advance on or prior to such date, and satisfactory evidence thereof shall have been delivered to the Lessor and Administrative Agent, or arrangements for such payment shall have been made by Lessee to the reasonable satisfaction of Lessor.

 

(xii)                           Insurance .  Lessor shall have received (i) a report from the Insurance Consultant (or another insurance consultant reasonably acceptable to Lessor), in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Lessor, stating that the Facility and the Site will be properly and adequately insured pursuant to the requirements of the Lease and

 

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(ii) insurance (including, without limitation, any flood insurance required to be obtained by the Lessee under the Operative Documents) complying with, and to the extent required to be in place on the Document Closing Date pursuant to, the provisions of the Lease shall be in full force and effect in all material respects as evidenced by customary certificates of insurance, broker’s reports or insurance binders provided by the Lessee’s or the Parent Guarantor’s brokers to Lessor, all in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Lessor and the Administrative Agent.

 

(xiii)                            No Material Adverse Change .  Since September 30, 2016 and excluding any Disclosed Matters, there shall be no Closing Date Material Adverse Effect.

 

(xiv)                          Requirements of Law .  The Overall Transaction does not violate in any material respect any Applicable Laws and does not, in and of itself, subject any Participant to any material adverse regulatory prohibitions or constraints or cause any such Person to violate any Applicable Laws.

 

(xv)                         [Reserved.]

 

(xvi)                          No Default .  There shall not have occurred and be continuing any Default, Event of Default, Event of Loss, Specified Significant Environmental Event or Specified Material Environmental Violation, and no Default, Event of Default, Event of Loss Specified Significant Environmental Event or Specified Material Environmental Violation will have occurred and be continuing immediately after giving effect to the Advance Request.

 

(xvii)                           Subordination of Existing Lease . The Existing Lease shall have been subordinated to the Lease on terms reasonably acceptable to the Lessor and the Participants.

 

(xviii)                           Financial Statements.   Receipt by Lessor of (A) audited consolidated balance sheets and related consolidated statements of income and statements of cash flows of the Parent Guarantor and its consolidated subsidiaries for the most recently completed fiscal year ending more than ninety (90) days prior to the Document Closing Date, and (B) unaudited consolidated balance sheets and related consolidated statements of income and statements of cash flows for any quarterly interim period or periods (other than the fourth fiscal quarter of the Parent Guarantor’s fiscal year) of the Parent Guarantor and its consolidated subsidiaries ending more than forty-five (45) days prior to the Document Closing Date; provided that the requirements set forth in this paragraph may be fulfilled by the filing of the Parent Guarantor’s Annual Report on Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the applicable fiscal year (in the case of clause (A) above) and the Parent Guarantor’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the applicable fiscal quarter (in the case of clause (B) above).

 

(xix)                          Collateral Documents .  Lessor and Administrative Agent shall have received an executed copy of the Assignment of Purchase Agreement.

 

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(xx)                          Governmental Approvals .  Except as could not reasonably be expected to cause a Material Adverse Effect: (A) all Governmental Actions and other approvals, consents, licenses and easements  (but excluding any approvals of the subdivision of the parcel of real property of which the Site is a part) required to be taken, given or obtained, as the case may be, by or from any Governmental Authority or another Person, or by or from any trustee or holder of any indebtedness or obligation of Lessee or any Guarantor, that are necessary in connection with the performance of their respective obligations under the Operative Documents, and that are necessary to have been obtained prior to the Document Closing Date shall have been taken, given or obtained, as the case may be, shall be in full force and effect, and (B) the time for appeal with respect thereto shall have expired (or, if an appeal shall have been taken, the same shall have been dismissed) and shall not be subject to any pending proceedings or appeals (administrative, judicial or otherwise).

 

(xxi)                          Advance Request .  Lessor and the Administrative Agent shall have received a fully executed counterpart of the Advance Request, executed by the Lessee, in accordance with Section 3.3(a).

 

(xxii)                           Fees .  The Administrative Agent, the Participants and the Arranger shall have received all Fees due and payable pursuant to Section 4.4, or such payment will be made out of the requested Advance to the extent permitted pursuant to the terms hereof.

 

(xxiii)                           Representation and Warranties .  On the Document Closing Date, the representations and warranties of the Lessee and each Guarantor herein and in each of the other Operative Documents shall be true and correct in all material respects as though made on and as of such date, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date.

 

(xxiv)                          Litigation .  Except for Disclosed Matters, no action or proceeding shall have been instituted, nor to Lessee’s or Parent Guarantor’s knowledge, shall any action or proceeding be threatened, before any Governmental Authority, nor shall any order, judgment or decree have been issued or be reasonably expected to be proposed to be issued by any Governmental Authority (i) to set aside, restrain, enjoin or prevent the performance by Lessee or any Guarantor in any material respect of this Participation Agreement, any other Operative Document or any transaction contemplated as part of the Overall Transaction or (ii) that questions the validity of the Operative Documents or the rights or remedies of the Lessor or the Administrative Agent with respect to the Lessee, each Guarantor, the Leased Property or the other Collateral under the Operative Documents, and in each case as to clause (i) or clause (ii) above, for which there is a reasonable expectation of an adverse decision which would have or would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(xxv)                         [Reserved.]

 

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Participants on the Document Closing Date does not exceed the Aggregate Commitment Amount.

 

(xxvii)                          Transaction Expenses .  Lessee shall have paid or made arrangements to pay all applicable Transaction Expenses and other fees and expenses required to be paid or reimbursed by the Lessee on the Document Closing Date pursuant to the Arranger Fee Letter (to the extent invoiced at least three (3) Business Days prior to the Document Closing Date (or such later date as the Lessee may reasonably agree)).

 

(xxviii)                           Authorization, Execution and Delivery of Documents .  The Participation Agreement, the Guaranty, the Deed, the Assignment of Purchase Agreement, the Purchase Agreement, the Lease, the Memorandum of Lease, the Loan Agreement, the Notes, the Security Instruments and the Fee Letters shall have been duly authorized, executed and delivered by each of the other initial parties thereto, shall (to the extent the form and substance thereof shall not be prescribed hereby) be in form and substance satisfactory to each Participant and copies of an executed counterpart of each thereof (except for (i) the Notes, originals of which shall only be delivered to the applicable Lender and (ii) each Fee Letter, originals and copies of which shall only be delivered to the parties thereto) shall have been received by each of the Participants, the Administrative Agent and Lessor.  Each Lender shall have received an original, duly executed Note registered in such Lender’s name.  Each of the Operative Documents listed in this clause (xxviii) shall be in full force and effect as to all other initial parties thereto.

 

All documents and instruments required to be delivered on the Document Closing Date shall be delivered at the offices of Chapman and Cutler LLP, 595 Market Street, Suite 2600, San Francisco, California 94105-2839 , Attention:  Vincent W. Pelleriti, Esq., or at such other location as may be determined by the Lessor and the Lessee.

 

ARTICLE VII
[OMITTED]

 

ARTICLE VIII
REPRESENTATIONS

 

Section 8.1.                              Representations of the Participants .  As of the Document Closing Date (or, if later, the date of its execution of an Assignment Agreement or other joinder to this Participation Agreement), each Participant represents and warrants, severally and only as to itself, to the other Participants, the Administrative Agent, Lessee and the Guarantors that:

 

(a)                         Power and Authority .  Such Participant has the requisite power and authority to enter into and perform its obligations under the Operative Documents to which it is a party.

 

(b)                         Lessor Liens .  There are no Lessor Liens attributable to such Participant on the Lease, the Leased Property or any other Collateral.

 

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(c)                          Organization, etc .  Such Participant is a corporation, banking association, limited liability company or other organization validly organized and existing and in good standing under the laws of the State or jurisdiction of its creation.

 

(d)                         ERISA.   Such Participant is not and will not be making its Advances hereunder, and is not performing its obligations under the Operative Documents, with the assets of an “employee benefit plan” (as defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA), which is subject to Title I of ERISA or “plan” (as defined in Section 4975(e)(1) of the Code).

 

The making of the Loan or the advancing of Lessor Amount by a Participant on the Document Closing Date shall constitute an affirmation by such Participant of the preceding representations and warranties.

 

Section 8.2.                              Representations of Lessee .  Lessee, on behalf of itself and its Subsidiaries, represents and warrants to each of the other parties hereto as of the Document Closing Date, other than with respect Disclosed Matters, that:

 

(a)  Organization; Powers .  Each of the Lessee and its Material Subsidiaries is duly organized or incorporated, as the case may be, validly existing and in good standing (to the extent the concept is applicable in such jurisdiction) under the laws of the jurisdiction of its organization, has all requisite organizational power and authority to carry on its business as now conducted and, except where the failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, is qualified to do business in, and (to the extent the concept is applicable in such jurisdiction) is in good standing in, every jurisdiction where its ownership, lease or operation of properties or the conduct of its business requires such qualification.

 

(b)                                 Authorization; Enforceability.  The Operative Documents to which the Lessee is a party are within Lessee’s organizational powers and have been duly authorized by all necessary organizational actions and, if required, actions by equity holders.  The Operative Documents to which Lessee is a party have been duly executed and delivered by Lessee and constitute a legal, valid and binding obligation of Lessee, enforceable in accordance with its terms, subject to (i) applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, examinership, reorganization, moratorium or other laws affecting creditors’ rights generally, (ii) general principles of equity, regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law and (iii) requirements of reasonableness, good faith and fair dealing.

 

(c)                                 Governmental Approvals; No Conflicts .  The execution, delivery and performance by the Lessee of the Operative Documents to which the Lessee is a party (i) do not require any consent or approval of, registration or filing with, or any other action by, any Governmental Authority, except such as have been, or will be by the time required, obtained or made and are, or will be by the time required, in full force and effect, (ii) will not violate in any material respect any applicable material law or regulation or the charter, by-laws or other organizational documents of Lessee or any material order of any Governmental Authority binding upon Lessee or its assets, (iii) will not violate in any material respect or result in a default under any indenture, material agreement or other material instrument binding upon the Lessee or its assets, or give rise to a right thereunder to require any payment to be made by the

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Lessee, except, in the case of this clause (iii), for any such violations, defaults or rights that could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, and (iv) will not result in the creation or imposition of any Lien on any asset of the Lessee, other than Permitted Liens and requirements (if any) to provide cash collateral or deposits under any of the Operative Documents.

 

(d)                                 Location of Chief Executive Office and Principal Place of Business, etc .  As of the Document Closing Date, (i) the “location” (as such term is used in Section 9-307 of the Uniform Commercial Code) of the Lessee is the State of New York, (ii) the place where its records concerning the Leased Property and all documents relating to the Leased Property are kept is located in the towns of Mount Pleasant and Greenburgh, New York, and (iii) Old Saw Mill Holdings LLC is its true legal name as registered in the jurisdiction of its organization, its federal employer identification number is 81-5162016.

 

Section 8.3.                              Representations and Warranties of Administrative Agent .  Bank of America, N.A., in its individual capacity and not in its capacity as Administrative Agent (with the exception of the last sentence of clause (b) below, which representation and warranty is made by Bank of America, N.A. solely in its capacity as Administrative Agent), hereby represents and warrants to each of the other parties hereto that:

 

(a)                         Organization and Authority .  It is duly organized as a national banking association under the laws of the United States of America, and has the corporate power and authority to enter into and perform its obligations under the Operative Documents.

 

(b)                         Authorization; Binding Effect .  The Operative Documents to which Administrative Agent is or will be a party have been or will be, on the date required to be delivered hereby, duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Administrative Agent.  This Participation Agreement is, and each such other Operative Documents is, or, when so executed and delivered by the Administrative Agent will be, valid, legal and binding obligation of the Administrative Agent, enforceable against the Administrative Agent in accordance with their respective terms, except as enforcement may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other similar laws affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally and by general principles of equity.

 

(c)                          Non-Contravention .  Neither the execution and delivery by the Administrative Agent of the Operative Documents to which it is or will be a party, either in its individual capacity, or as Administrative Agent, or both, nor compliance with the terms and provisions thereof, conflicts with, results in a breach of, constitutes a default under (with or without the giving of notice or lapse of time or both), or violates any of the terms, conditions or provisions of:  (i) its charter documents or bylaws; (ii) any bond, debenture, note, mortgage, indenture, agreement, lease or other instrument to which it is now a party or by which it or its property, either in its individual capacity, or as Administrative Agent, or both, is bound or affected, where such conflict, breach, default or violation would be reasonably likely to materially and adversely affect the ability of the Administrative Agent, either in its individual capacity, or as Administrative Agent, or both, to perform its obligations under any Operative Document to which it is or will be a

 

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party, either in its individual capacity, or as Administrative Agent, or both; or (iii) any of the terms, conditions or provisions of any law, rule, regulation, order, injunction or decree of any Governmental Authority or any of the terms, conditions or provisions of any law, rule, regulation, order, injunction or decree of any Governmental Authority applicable to it in its individual capacity or as Administrative Agent, or both, where such conflict, breach, default or violation would be reasonably likely to materially and adversely affect the ability of the Administrative Agent, either in its individual capacity, or as Administrative Agent, or both, to perform its obligations under any Operative Document to which it is or will be a party.

 

(d)                         Absence of Litigation, etc .  There is no litigation (including derivative actions), arbitration or governmental proceedings pending or, to the best knowledge of the Administrative Agent, threatened against it which would be reasonably likely to adversely affect the Administrative Agent’s ability to perform its obligations under the Operative Documents to which it is or will be a party.

 

(e)                          Governmental Actions .  No action, consent or approval of, registration or filing with or any other action by any federal or Governmental Authority is or will be required by the Administrative Agent in connection with the Overall Transaction, except those which have been made or obtained or will be obtained on a timely basis in the ordinary course of the Administrative Agent’s business, and which are in full force and effect.

 

ARTICLE IX
COVENANTS OF LESSEE

 

Section 9.1.                              Affirmative Covenants of Lessee regarding Existence and Conduct of Business .  Until the Lease Balance has been paid in full, the Lessee shall (a) do or cause to be done all things necessary to preserve, renew and keep in full force and effect its legal existence and (b) take, or cause to be taken, all reasonable actions to preserve, renew and keep in full force and effect the rights, qualifications, licenses, permits, privileges, franchises, governmental authorizations and intellectual property rights material to the conduct of the business of the Lessee and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole and maintain all requisite authority to conduct its business in each jurisdiction in which its business is conducted, except, in the case of this clause (b), to the extent that failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect; provided that this Section 9.1 shall not prohibit any merger, consolidation, disposition, liquidation, dissolution or other transaction permitted under Section 9.2.

 

Section 9.2.                              Negative Covenants of Lessee regarding Fundamental Changes and Asset Sales.  The Lessee covenants and agrees with the Participants that, until the Lease Balance has been paid in full, the Lessee will not merge into or consolidate with any other Person, or permit any other Person to merge into or consolidate with it, or sell, transfer, lease or otherwise dispose of (in one transaction or in a series of transactions, including pursuant to a Sale and Leaseback Transaction) all or substantially all of the assets of the Lessee (taken as a whole) (whether now owned or hereafter acquired), or liquidate or dissolve, except that:

 

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(a)                                if at the time thereof and immediately after giving effect thereto no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, any Person (other than the Parent Guarantor or any of its Subsidiaries) may merge or consolidate with the Lessee; provided that any such merger or consolidation must result in the Lessee as the surviving entity (unless in connection therewith an Affiliate Transferee becomes the Lessee pursuant to Article VI of the Lease);

 

(b)                                 the Parent Guarantor or any of its Subsidiaries may merge or consolidate with the Lessee; provided that any such merger or consolidation must result in the Lessee as the surviving entity (unless in connection therewith an Affiliate Transferee becomes the Lessee pursuant to Article VI of the Lease);

 

(c)                                 the Lessee may enter into, terminate or modify leases, subleases, licenses and sublicenses of technology and other property (1) in the ordinary course of business (to the extent not prohibited by the Lease), (2) between or among the Parent Guarantor, the Lessee, any Subsidiary Guarantors and any of their Subsidiaries (or any combination thereof) (to the extent not prohibited by the Lease) or (3) as permitted by Article VI of the Lease;

 

(d)                                the Lessee may incur Liens permitted under Section 9(b) of the Guaranty; and

 

(e)                                 with respect to any rights, title or interest of the Lessee in the Collateral and the Purchase Agreement, leases, subleases, assignments and other transfers pursuant to or permitted by the Operative Documents, including the assignment of certain rights under the Purchase Agreement (including the right to take title to the Facility) pursuant to the Assignment of Purchase Agreement.

 

ARTICLE X
OTHER COVENANTS AND AGREEMENTS

 

Section 10.1.                              Covenants of the Administrative Agent and the Participants .  (a)  Lessor Liens. Each of the Participants (severally and not jointly with any other Participants), the Administrative Agent and Lessor hereby agrees that so long as this Participation Agreement is in effect it:

 

(i)                           will not create, incur, assume or suffer to exist a Lessor Lien attributable to it upon the Lease, the Leased Property or any other Collateral (other than as contemplated by any of the Operative Documents); and

 

(ii)                           will remove such Lessor Lien created or incurred by it and use its best efforts to remove Lessor Lien attributable to it assumed or suffered to exist by it upon the Lease, the Leased Property or any other Collateral (other than the Liens of the Security Instruments and such other Liens as are contemplated by any of the Operative Documents); provided , however , that any action taken pursuant to this clause (ii) shall not limit the Lessee’s rights or remedies under any of the Operative Documents.

 

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 Lease is in effect, Lessor shall not consent to or permit any amendment , waiver or other modification of the terms and provisions of the Loan Agreement, any Security Instrument or any Note, whether or not any Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, if any such amendment, waiver, modification or action would have the effect of increasing the obligations of Lessee or any Guarantor or decreasing or otherwise adversely affecting the rights or remedies of Lessee or any Guarantor, in each case without the prior written consent of Lessee or such Guarantor, as applicable, except that without such consent, Lessor may waive performance by Administrative Agent of obligations to Lessor, the non-performance of which does not adversely affect Lessee or any Guarantor.

 

(c)                                   Acceptance of Provisions of Lease .  The Participants and the Administrative Agent hereby acknowledge and accept the terms and conditions of the Lease, including Sections 15.2, 19.1, 19.2 and 20.1 of the Lease.

 

(d)                                   Depreciation . With respect to each taxable year or portion thereof that includes the Document Closing Date and ends on or prior to the Expiration Date except following an Event of Default and foreclosure, Lessor and each other Participant agrees that it shall not claim any federal, state or local tax attributes or benefits (including depreciation) relating to the Leased Property or otherwise claim ownership of the Leased Property for federal, state or local tax purposes unless required to do so by an appropriate taxing authority or after a clearly applicable change in Applicable Laws or as a protective response to a proposed adjustment by a Governmental Authority; provided , however , that, if Lessor or any Participant claims or intends to claim any such federal, state or local tax attributes or benefits or if it proposes to claim any such federal, state or local tax attributes or benefits as a protective response, such Person shall promptly notify Lessee thereof and shall permit Lessee to contest such requirement in a manner similar to the contest rights provided in, and subject to any applicable limitation to a contest contained in, Section 13.4(b).

 

(e)                                   Right of Set-Off .  Each of the Participants, the Lessor and the Administrative Agent, in its individual capacity, and each of Lessee and the Guarantors covenants as to itself, not jointly with any other Person, that it shall not exercise, or attempt to exercise, any right of setoff, banker’s lien, or the like, against any deposit account or property of any Guarantor or Lessee, or any of their Affiliates held or maintained by such Person without the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent, which shall base its decision to grant such consent solely upon a determination, upon the advice of the Administrative Agent’s counsel, that such exercise shall not adversely affect the right of any other Participant to resort to any other right or remedy as a result of the application of state law relating to Lender; provided that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any Operative Document, no such rights shall be exercised unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.

 

(f)                                   Release of Documents .  The Administrative Agent hereby agrees that, upon repayment in full of all Loans and Lessor Amount and all other amounts due and owing from Lessee under the Operative Documents to Administrative Agent and the Participants, the Administrative Agent shall, at Lessee’s sole cost and expense, execute and deliver to the Lessee a bill of sale, release of any Security Instrument, releases of all other Liens created by the Operative Documents and termination statements for any financing statements relating to the

 

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Leased Property or any of the Collateral which are then of record naming the Administrative Agent as secured party or assignee thereof.

 

(g)                                    Release of Liens . Administrative Agent hereby agrees with Lessee (so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing), the Lenders and Administrative Agent, except as otherwise expressly authorized or otherwise permitted under any of the Operative Documents, not to release the Lien of any of the Security Instruments on the Collateral.

 

(h)                                   Specified Tax Abatement Documents .  Subject to Section 8.3 of the Lease, the Administrative Agent and the Participants shall cooperate with the Lessee in connection with any existing or proposed Specified Tax Abatement Transaction and shall execute and deliver any Specified Tax Abatement Document as may be requested by Lessee from time to time.

 

(i)                                    Requested Information . From time to time at Lessee’s written request, Lessor shall provide (subject to Section 15.25) Lessee with information similar to the information provided by Lessor to Lessee on or before the Document Closing Date with respect to ownership and control of the Lessor, in any such case, to the extent requested for accounting purposes in connection with the Operative Documents and transactions contemplated hereby and thereby.

 

ARTICLE XI
LESSEE’S RIGHT OF QUIET ENJOYMENT

 

Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, the provisions of Section 4.1 of the Lease shall be applicable to the Participants and Administrative Agent under this Participation Agreement and each Participant and Administrative Agent hereby agrees to be bound by the provisions of such Section 4.1 of the Lease and to recognize the Lessee’s rights to purchase the Leased Property as set forth in the Lease.

 

ARTICLE XII
TRANSFERS OF PARTICIPANTS’ INTERESTS

 

Section 12.1.                              Assignments .

 

(a)                                  All or any part of the interest of any Lender in, to or under this Participation Agreement, the other Operative Documents, the Leased Property or the Notes may be assigned or transferred by such Lender at any time to any Person; provided , however , that (i) each such assignment shall be of a constant, and not a varying, percentage of all such rights and obligations under the Loan Agreement (if applicable to such Lender); (ii) unless both parties to the assignment are Participants immediately prior to giving effect to the assignment, the amount of the Commitment of the assigning Lender being assigned pursuant to each such assignment shall not be less than $5,000,000.00 (or if less, the entire amount of such Lender’s Loan Commitment) and shall be an integral multiple of $5,000,000.00 (or such Participant’s entire Commitment), (iii) each such assignment shall be to an Eligible Assignee, (iv) the Lessor shall have received from the assignee/transferee or the assignor/transferor of a transfer fee in the amount of $1,000.00; (v) each assignee or transferee shall have complied, as of the date of the transfer, with

 

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the delivery requirements of Section 12.3(a); (vi) each assignee or transferee shall (A) acknowledge in writing, addressed and delivered to each of the parties to this Participation Agreement, that the obligations to be performed by the assignor or transferor from and after the date of such transfer or assignment under this Participation Agreement and all other Operative Documents are its obligations, including the obligations imposed by this Section 12.1(a), the transferor and transferee Lender shall deliver to the Lessee, the Guarantors, the Administrative Agent and the Lessor an Assignment Agreement, each executed by the assignee or transferee and (B) represent and warrant to Lessor, the Guarantors, the Administrative Agent, each other Participant and the Lessee in writing each of the representations and warranties as set forth in Section 8.1 and that it has the requisite power and authority to accept such assignment or transfer and engage in the Overall Transaction; and (vii) to the extent required in the definition of “Eligible Assignee”, Lessee shall have provided its written consent (not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) which consent shall not be required during the existence of an Event of Default.

 

Any transfer or assignment made in violation of the above requirements shall not be effective against the other parties to this Participation Agreement until such requirements are satisfied.   Lessee shall not be responsible for any costs or expenses in connection with any such sale, assignment or other transfer.

 

(b)                                   All or any part of the Lessor Amount and the corresponding interests of the Lessor in, to or under the Leased Property and the other Collateral may be assigned or transferred by the Lessor at any time to any Person; provided , however , that (i) Lessor shall give written notice of such assignment and the name of the assignee to Lessee; (ii) the assignee or transferee shall be an Eligible Assignee and have complied, as of the date of the transfer, with the delivery requirements of Section 12.3(a); (iii) the assignee or transferee shall (A) acknowledge in writing, addressed and delivered to each of the parties to this Participation Agreement, that the obligations to be performed by the assignor or transferor from and after the date of such transfer or assignment under this Participation Agreement and all other Operative Documents are its obligations, including the obligations imposed by this Section 12.1(b), the transferor and transferee shall deliver to the Lessee, the Guarantors, the Administrative Agent and the Lessor an Assignment Agreement, each executed by the assignee or transferee) and (B) represent and warrant to Lessor, the Guarantors, Administrative Agent and the Lessee in writing each of the representations and warranties as set forth in Section 8.1 and that it has the requisite power and authority to accept such assignment or transfer and to engage in the Overall Transaction; (iv) to the extent required in the definition of “Eligible Assignee”, Lessee shall have provided its written consent (not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) which consent shall not be required during the existence of an Event of Default; and (v) unless the assignee to the assignment is a Lessor immediately prior to giving effect to the assignment, the amount of the Lessor Amount being assigned pursuant to such assignment shall not be less than $25,000,000.00 (or if less, the entire amount of the Lessor Amount) and shall be an integral multiple of $5,000,000.00 (or the Lessor Amount).

 

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connection with the Lease and (2) Lessee provides the Administrative Agent and the Lessor written notice of such determination within ten (10) Business Days of (A) Lessee’s receipt of the notice described in clause (i) of the immediately preceding paragraph and (B) Lessee’s receipt of all information needed regarding the proposed assignee as may be reasonably requested by Lessee or Lessee’s independent public accountants, which request shall be made within ten (10) Business Days after Lessee’s receipt of the notice described in clause (i) of the immediately preceding paragraph. In the event Lessee has objected in writing to the proposed assignee above, Lessee hereby agrees to use commercially reasonably efforts to cooperate with Lessor to restructure the proposed assignment or with Lessor’s efforts to find a replacement assignee which shall be an Eligible Assignee and which shall comply with the terms and conditions set forth above and to which Lessee shall not have objected in writing pursuant to the terms hereof. The parties hereto and any such assignee will execute such documents and make such filings and recordings as are reasonably requested by the Lessor or the Administrative Agent to maintain the interests of the parties, preserve, protect and perfect the interest of Administrative Agent and Lessor in the Leased Property and other Collateral.

 

Any transfer or assignment made in violation of the above requirements shall not be effective against the other parties to this Participation Agreement until such requirements are satisfied.

 

(c)                                   The Administrative Agent, acting solely for this purpose as an agent of the Lessee, shall maintain at one of its offices a copy of each Assignment Agreement delivered to it and a register for the recordation of the names and addresses of the Participants, and the Commitments of, and principal amounts (and stated interest) of the amounts owing to, each Participant pursuant to the terms hereof from time to time under this Participation Agreement or the other Operative Documents and the Collateral (including, without limitation, all or portion of the Rent owing to it) (the “ Register ”).  The entries in the Register shall be conclusive absent manifest error, and the Lessee, the Administrative Agent and the Participants shall treat each Person whose name is recorded in the Register pursuant to the terms hereof as a Participant hereunder for all purposes of this Participation Agreement and the other Operative Documents.  The Register shall be available for inspection by the Lessee and any Participant, at any reasonable time and from time to time upon reasonable prior notice.

 

Section 12.2.                              Participations .  Notwithstanding Section 12.1, any Participant may at any time sell to one or more commercial banks or other Persons (each of such commercial banks and other Persons being herein called a “ Sub-Participant ”) participating interests in all or a portion of its rights and obligations under this Participation Agreement or the other Operative Documents and the Collateral (including, without limitation, all or portion of the Rent owing to it) without the prior consent of the Lessee or the Administrative Agent; provided , however , that:

 

(a)                         no participation contemplated in this Section 12.2 shall relieve such Participant from its obligations hereunder or under any other Operative Document;

 

(b)                          such Participant shall remain solely responsible for the performance of its Commitment and such other obligations hereunder and under any Operative Documents;

 

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(c)                          the Lessee, Lessor and the Administrative Agent shall continue to deal solely and directly with such Participant in connection with such Participant’s rights and obligations under this Participation Agreement and each of the other Operative Documents;

 

(d)                          no Sub-Participant shall be entitled to require such Lender to take or refrain from taking any action hereunder or under any other Operative Document, except for matters requiring consent of all Participants or, as applicable, all Lenders; and

 

(e)                          the Lessee shall not be required to pay any amount under this Participation Agreement that is greater than the amount which it would have been required to pay had no participating interest been sold.

 

Each Participant that sells a participation shall, acting solely for this purpose as a non-fiduciary agent of the Lessee, maintain a register on which it enters the name and address of each Sub-Participant and the principal amounts (and stated interest) of each Sub-Participant’s interest in this Participation Agreement or the other Operative Documents and the Collateral (including, without limitation, all or portion of the Rent owing to it) (the “ Sub-Participant Register ”); provided that no Participant shall have any obligation to disclose all or any portion of the Sub-Participant Register (including the identity of any Sub-Participant or any information relating to a Participant’s interest in any commitments, loans, letters of credit or its other obligations under this Participation Agreement or the other Operative Documents and the Collateral (including, without limitation, all or portion of the Rent owing to it)) to any Person except to the extent that such disclosure is necessary to establish that such interest is in registered form under Section 5f.103-1(c) of the United States Treasury Regulations.  The entries in the Sub-Participant Register shall be conclusive absent manifest error, and such Participant shall treat each Person whose name is recorded in the Sub-Participant Register as the owner of such participation for all purposes of this Participation Agreement and the other Operative Documents notwithstanding any notice to the contrary.  For the avoidance of doubt, the Administrative Agent (in its capacity as Administrative Agent) shall have no responsibility for maintaining a Sub-Participant Register.

 

Section 12.3.                              Withholding Taxes; Disclosure of Information; Pledge Under Regulation A .  (a) If any Participant and any assignee or, or Sub-Participant in, any Note or Lessor Amount (each such assignee or participant, a “ Recipient ”) is organized under the laws of the United States of America or any State thereof, then such Recipient shall (i) furnish to the Lessor, the Administrative Agent and the Lessee in duplicate, for each taxable year of Recipient during the Term, a properly completed and executed Internal Revenue Service Form W-9 and any additional form (or such other form) as is necessary to claim complete exemption from United States withholding taxes on all payments hereunder, and (ii) provide to the Lessor, the Administrative Agent, the Guarantors and the Lessee a new Internal Revenue Service Form W-9 and any such additional form (or other such form) upon the expiration or obsolescence of any previously delivered form in accordance with applicable United States laws and regulations duly executed and completed by the Lessor or Recipient, as the case may be.

 

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Administrative Agent, the Guarantors and the Lessee in duplicate, for each taxable year of Recipient during the Term, a properly completed and executed Internal Revenue Service Form W-8 ECI, Internal Revenue Service Form W-8 BEN-E or Internal Revenue Service Form W-8 IMY, as applicable, and any additional form (or such other form) as is necessary to benefit from complete exemption from United States withholding taxes on all payments hereunder, (ii) provide to the Lessor, the Administrative Agent, the Guarantors and the Lessee a new Internal Revenue Service Form W-8 ECI, Internal Revenue Service Form W-8 BEN-E or Internal Revenue Service Form W-8 IMY, as applicable, and any such additional form (or such other form) upon the expiration or obsolescence of any previously delivered form duly executed and completed by such Recipient, and (iii) comply at all times with all applicable United States laws and regulations and all provisions of any applicable tax treaty with regard to such withholding tax exemption.

 

(c)                                   By its acceptance of an assignment of or participation in the interests, in whole or in part, of any Participant under this Participation Agreement, each assignee or Sub-Participant shall be deemed bound by the provisions set forth in this Article XII and to represent on the date it becomes a Recipient, that it is entitled to complete exemption from United States withholding taxes on all payments hereunder.

 

(d)                                  Subject to Section 15.14 hereof, the Administrative Agent or any Participant may, in connection with any assignment, participation or proposed assignment or participation permitted pursuant to this Article XII, disclose to the Recipient or proposed Recipient any information relating to the Lessee.

 

(e)                                      Anything in this Article XII to the contrary notwithstanding, any Participant may, without the consent of the Lessee, assign and pledge all or any portion of its interest in the Notes or this Participation Agreement to any Federal Reserve Bank as collateral security pursuant to Regulation A of the F.R.S. Board.

 

(f)                                     If a payment made to a Participant under any Operative Document would be subject to U.S. federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Participant 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 Participant shall deliver to the Lessee and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Lessee or the Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by applicable law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Lessee or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for the Lessee and the Administrative Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Participant has complied with such Participant’s obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment.  Solely for purposes of this clause (f), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the Document Closing Date.

 

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ARTICLE XIII
INDEMNIFICATION

 

Section 13.1.                              Indemnification .

 

(a)                                  General Indemnification .  Without limitation on the rights of any Indemnitee under any other indemnification set forth in this Article XIII, whether or not any of the transactions contemplated hereby shall be consummated, Lessee shall pay and assume liability for, and does hereby agree to indemnify, protect, defend, save and keep harmless each General Indemnitee from and against any and all Claims that may be imposed on, incurred by or asserted against such General Indemnitee (whether because of action or omission by such General Indemnitee), whether or not such Claim is covered by any other indemnification under this Article XIII or such General Indemnitee shall also be indemnified as to any such Claim by any other Person, and whether or not such Claim arises or accrues after the Expiration Date,

 

in each case under this Section 13.1(a), arising out of or in any way relating to:

 

(1)                          any of the Operative Documents, any of the transactions contemplated thereby or any investigation, litigation or proceeding in connection therewith, and any amendment, modification or waiver in respect thereof;

 

(2)                          the Leased Property, or any part thereof or interest therein;

 

(3)                          the purchase, manufacturing, mortgaging, design, construction, preparation, installation, inspection, delivery, non-delivery, acceptance, rejection, purchase, ownership, possession, rental, lease, sublease, repossession, maintenance, repair, alteration, modification, addition or substitution, storage, transfer of title, redelivery, use, financing, refinancing, operation, condition, sale (including, without limitation, any sale or other transfer pursuant to Sections 15.1 or 16.2 of the Lease or any sale or transfer pursuant to Articles XVIII, XX or XXI of the Lease), return or other disposition of all or any part of any interest in the Leased Property or the Site or the imposition of any Lien (or incurring of any liability to refund or pay over any amount as a result of any Lien) thereon, including, without limitation:  (i) Claims or penalties arising under the Purchase Agreement or any other agreements or obligations relating to the acquisition of the Site or from any violation of law or in tort (strict liability or otherwise) by Lessee, Administrative Agent, Lessor, any Participant or any other Person or with respect to the use, operation or maintenance of the Leased Property or the Site, (ii) loss of or damage to the environment (including, without limitation, investigation costs, cleanup costs, response costs, remediation and removal costs, costs of corrective action, costs of financial assurance, and all other damages, costs, fees and expenses, fines and penalties, including natural resource damages), or death or injury to any Person, and all expenses associated with the protection of wildlife, aquatic species, vegetation, flora and fauna, and any mitigating action required by or under any Environmental Laws, (iii) any Claim resulting from or related to latent or other defects in the Leased Property, whether or not discoverable, (iv) any Claims resulting from the existence or Release of any Hazardous Substance at or from the Leased Property or the Site, (v) any Claim resulting from or related to the purchase, acquisition, lease or transfer of the Leased Property, (vi) any Claim based upon a violation or alleged violation of the terms of any restriction, easement, condition or covenant or other matter affecting title to the Leased Property or

 

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the Site, (vii) the making of any Modifications in violation of any standards imposed by any insurance policies required to be maintained by the Lessee pursuant to the Lease which are in effect at any time with respect to the Leased Property or the Site or any part thereof, or (viii) any Claim for patent, trademark or copyright infringement;

 

(4)                          the offer, issuance, sale, transfer or delivery of the Notes or Lessor Amount in accordance with the terms of this Participation Agreement;

 

(5)                          any inaccuracy of any representation or warranty made by Lessee or any of its Subsidiaries in any Operative Document or any certificate delivered by it with respect to any of the Operative Documents;

 

(6)                          the transactions contemplated hereby or by any other Operative Document, in respect of the application of Parts 4 and 5 of Subtitle B of Title I of ERISA and any prohibited transaction described in Section 4975(c) of the Code other than as a result of a breach of the representation set forth in Section 8.1(d) hereof;

 

(7)                          the retaining or employment of any broker, finder or financial advisor by the Lessee to act on its behalf in connection with this Participation Agreement; or

 

(8)                          any other agreement entered into or assumed by Lessee or its Affiliate in connection with the Leased Property (including, in connection with each of the matters described in this Section 13.1 to which this indemnity shall apply, matters based on or arising from the negligence of any Participant Indemnitee or any General Indemnitee).

 

It is expressly understood and agreed that the indemnities provided for herein shall , except as otherwise provided herein, (i) survive the expiration or termination of and shall be separate and independent from any remedy under the Lease or any other Operative Document and (ii) continue to benefit a Participant that has been replaced pursuant to Section 14.9 hereof or a Lender whose interest is purchased pursuant to Section 2.10 of the Loan Agreement.

 

(b)                                   Exclusions from Indemnities .  Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Article XIII, Lessee shall not be obligated to indemnify a General Indemnitee under Section 13.1 and Lessor shall not be required to indemnify a Participant Indemnitee under Section 13.1(a) for any Claim to the extent that such Claim is attributable to: (i) criminal acts or the gross negligence or willful misconduct of such Indemnitee, as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final, non-appealable judgment; (ii) the breach by such Indemnitee of its representations and warranties in Section 8.1 or 8.3, as the case may be, or the breach by such Indemnitee of its covenants as set forth in this Participation Agreement or in any other Operative Document to which such Indemnitee is a party; (iii) any Claim resulting from the imposition of any Lessor Lien which such Indemnitee is responsible for discharging under the Operative Documents; (iv) acts occurring with respect to the Leased Property after any sale or taking possession pursuant to Section 16.2 of the Lease; or (v) acts occurring after the expiration or earlier termination of the Term, but, in the case of this clause (v), only to the extent not attributable to, relating to, or arising from, the Lessor’s ownership interests in the Leased Property); provided, however , that nothing in the foregoing clauses shall be deemed to exclude or limit any (x) Claim that Lessor or

 

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any Participant Indemnitee may have under any Operative Document or Applicable Laws for damages from the Lessee for breach by Lessee or the Guarantors of its representations or warranties made by it in any Operative Document or (y) any remedy under or right to damages pursuant to Article XVI of the Lease.

 

Section 13.2.                              Nonconformance .  If (a) Lessee elects the Sale Option, an Event of Default occurs, or Lessee returns the Leased Property to Lessor or Administrative Agent and (b) after paying to Lessor, for the benefit of the Participants, any amounts then due under the Operative Documents (including the Sale Option Recourse Amount), the Lease Balance shall not have been reduced to zero (0), then Lessee shall promptly pay no later than the earlier of Expiration Date and the date which is thirty (30) days following the delivery of the report described below, an amount (the “ Nonconformance Amount ”) not to exceed the shortfall which such report indicates is the result of extraordinary wear and tear to or excessive usage of the Leased Property, whether or not permitted under the Lease.  For purposes of making the determination provided for in this Section 13.2, Lessor shall cause to be delivered to Administrative Agent and Lessee within twenty (20) days of the occurrence of the event described in the first sentence of this Section 13.2 but in any event not less than ten (10) Business Days prior to the consummation of a sale of the Leased Property, at Lessee’s sole cost and expense, a report from an appraiser selected by the Required Participants and reasonably approved by Lessee, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Required Participants and using approved methods reasonably satisfactory to the Required Participants, concerning the extent to which the fact that the actual Fair Market Value of the Leased Property as of the date of determination is less than the Fair Market Value anticipated for such date in the Appraisal is due to any of the factors enumerated in the preceding sentence hereof.  Any Nonconformance Amounts payable by Lessee shall be distributed in accordance with Section 5.3(d).

 

Section 13.3.                              Proceedings in Respect of Claims .  With respect to any amount that the Lessee is requested by an Indemnitee to pay by reason of Section 13.1 or 13.2, such Indemnitee shall, if so requested by the Lessee and prior to any payment, submit such additional information to the Lessee as Lessee may reasonably request and which is in the possession of such Indemnitee to substantiate properly the requested payment.

 

In case any action, suit or proceeding shall be brought against any Indemnitee, such Indemnitee shall, within a reasonable period, notify the Lessee in writing of the commencement thereof; provided that failure to notify Lessee shall not alter such Indemnitee’s rights under this Section 13.3, except to the extent such failure precludes or materially impairs Lessee’s ability to conduct a defense, and the Lessee shall be entitled, at its expense, to participate in, and, to the extent that the Lessee desires to, assume and control the defense thereof through its own counsel, which shall be subject to the reasonable approval of such Indemnitee; provided , however , that the Lessee shall have acknowledged in writing its obligation to fully indemnify such Indemnitee in respect of such action, suit or proceeding and, at the request of the Indemnitee, provide an indemnity and, if requested by such Indemnitee, collateral security, reasonably satisfactory to the Indemnitee, and, the Lessee shall keep such Indemnitee fully appraised of the status of such action, suit or proceeding and shall provide such Indemnitee with all information with respect to such action, suit or proceeding as such Indemnitee shall reasonably request.  Lessee must indicate its election to assume such defense by written notice to the Indemnitee within ninety

 

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(90) days following receipt of Indemnitee’s notice of the Claim, or in the case of a third party claim which requires a shorter time for response then within such shorter period as specified in the Indemnitee’s notice of Claim; provided that such Indemnitee has given Lessee notice thereof.  Lessee shall not be entitled to assume and control the defense of any such action, suit or proceeding if and to the extent that, (A) in the reasonable opinion of such Indemnitee, (x) such action, suit or proceeding involves any risk of imposition of criminal liability or any material risk of imposition of material civil liability on such Indemnitee or will involve a material risk of the sale, forfeiture or loss of, or the creation of any Lien (other than a Permitted Lien) on the Leased Property unless, in the case of civil liability, the Lessee shall have posted a bond or other security reasonably satisfactory to the relevant Indemnitees in respect to such risk or (y) the control of such action, suit or proceeding would involve an actual or potential conflict of interest, (B) such proceeding involves Claims not fully indemnified by the Lessee which the Lessee and the Indemnitee have been unable to sever from the indemnified Claim(s), or (C) an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.  The Indemnitee may participate in a reasonable manner at its own expense and with its own counsel in any proceeding controlled by the Lessee in accordance with the foregoing.  The Lessee shall not enter into any settlement or other compromise with respect to any Claim which is entitled to be indemnified under Section 13.1 or 13.2, as applicable, without the prior written consent of the Indemnitee, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed in the case of a money settlement not involving an admission of liability of such Indemnitee.

 

The party controlling the defense shall consult in good faith with the other party and its counsel with respect to the defense and shall keep the non-controlling party reasonably informed as to the progress of the defense.  Each Indemnitee shall supply the Lessee with such information and documents reasonably requested by the Lessee as are necessary or advisable for the Lessee to participate in any action, suit or proceeding to the extent permitted by Section 13.1 or 13.2, as applicable, and Lessee shall reimburse the Indemnitee for the reasonable out-of-pocket expenses of supplying such information and documents.  Except during the occurrence of an Event of Default where Lessee or the Guarantors shall have failed to provide indemnity and, if requested by an Indemnitee, collateral security, both in form, substance and in such amounts reasonably satisfactory to each Indemnitee, no Indemnitee shall enter into any settlement or other compromise with respect to any Claim which is entitled to be indemnified under Section 13.1 or 13.2, as applicable, without the prior written consent of the Lessee, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, unless such Indemnitee waives its right to be indemnified under Section 13.1 or 13.2, as applicable, with respect to such Claim, does not admit any criminal liability or civil liability on behalf of the Lessee in connection with such Claim, and uses reasonable efforts to advise the Lessee on the status of proceedings from time to time during the pendency of such Claim.

 

Upon payment in full of any Claim by the Lessee pursuant to Section 13.1 or 13.2, as applicable, to or on behalf of an Indemnitee, the Lessee, without any further action, shall be subrogated to any and all claims that such Indemnitee may have relating thereto (other than claims in respect of insurance policies maintained by such Indemnitee at its own expense), and such Indemnitee shall execute such instruments of assignment and conveyance, evidence of claims and payment and such other documents, instruments and agreements as may be necessary to preserve any such claims and otherwise cooperate with the Lessee and give such further

 

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assurances as are necessary or advisable to enable the Lessee vigorously to pursue such claims.

 

Any amount payable to an Indemnitee pursuant to Section 13.1 or 13.2 shall be paid to such Indemnitee promptly, but in no event no later than thirty (30) days, after receipt of a written demand therefor from such Indemnitee, accompanied by a written statement describing in reasonable detail the basis for such indemnity and the computation of the amount so payable; provided that the foregoing shall not limit any obligation of the Lessee to indemnify an Indemnitee for costs and expenses incurred by such Indemnitee in contesting such Claim in accordance with the terms herein.

 

Section 13.4.                              General Tax Indemnity .

 

(a)                                  Indemnification .  Without limitation on the rights of any Tax Indemnitee under any other indemnification provision of this Article XIII, and the immediately preceding sentence, the Lessee shall pay and assume liability for, and does hereby agree to indemnify, protect and defend the Leased Property and all Tax Indemnitees, and hold it and them harmless against, all Impositions on an After Tax Basis.  It is expressly understood and agreed that the indemnities provided for in this Section 13.4 shall, except as otherwise provided herein, (i) survive the expiration or termination of and shall be separate and independent from any remedy under the Lease or any other Operative Document and (ii) continue to benefit a Participant that has been replaced pursuant to Section 14.9 hereof or a Lender whose interest is purchased pursuant to Section 2.10 of the Loan Agreement.

 

(b)                                   Contests .  If any claim shall be made against any Tax Indemnitee or if any proceeding shall be commenced against any Tax Indemnitee (including a written notice of such proceeding) for any Imposition as to which the Lessee may have an indemnity obligation pursuant to this Section 13.4, or if any Tax Indemnitee shall determine that any Imposition for which the Lessee may have an indemnity obligation pursuant to this Section 13.4 may be payable, such Tax Indemnitee shall promptly (and in any event, within twenty (20) days) notify the Lessee in writing ( provided that failure to so notify the Lessee within twenty (20) days shall not alter such Tax Indemnitee’s rights under this Section 13.4, except to the extent such failure precludes or materially adversely affects the ability to conduct a contest of any indemnified Taxes) and shall not take any action with respect to such claim, proceeding or Imposition without the written consent of the Lessee (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or unreasonably delayed) for thirty (30) days after the receipt of such notice by the Lessee; provided , however , that in the case of any such claim or proceeding, if such Tax Indemnitee shall be required by law or regulation to take action prior to the end of such thirty (30) day period, such Tax Indemnitee shall in such notice to the Lessee, so inform the Lessee, and such Tax Indemnitee shall not take any action with respect to such claim, proceeding or Imposition without the consent of the Lessee (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or unreasonably delayed) for ten (10) days after the receipt of such notice by the Lessee, unless the Tax Indemnitee shall be required by law or regulation to take action prior to the end of such ten (10) day period.

 

The Lessee shall be entitled for a period of thirty (30) days from receipt of such notice from the Tax Indemnitee (or such shorter period as the Tax Indemnitee has notified the Lessee is required by law or regulation for the Tax Indemnitee to commence such contest), to request in

 

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writing that such Tax Indemnitee contest the imposition of such Tax, at the Lessee’s expense.  If (x) such contest can be pursued in the name of the Lessee and independently from any other proceeding involving a Tax liability of such Tax Indemnitee for which the Lessee has not agreed to indemnify such Tax Indemnitee, (y) such contest must be pursued in the name of the Tax Indemnitee, but can be pursued independently from any other proceeding involving a Tax liability of such Tax Indemnitee for which the Lessee has not agreed to indemnify such Tax Indemnitee or (z) the Tax Indemnitee so requests, then the Lessee shall be permitted to control the contest of such claim; provided that in the case of a contest described in any of clause (x), (y) or (z), if the Tax Indemnitee determines in good faith that such contest by the Lessee could have a material adverse impact on the business or operations of the Tax Indemnitee and provides a written explanation to the Lessee of such determination, the Tax Indemnitee may elect to control or reassert control of the contest, and provided , that by taking control of the contest, Lessee acknowledges that it is responsible for the Imposition ultimately determined to be due by reason of such claim, and provided , further , that in determining the application of clauses (x) and (y) of the preceding sentence, each Tax Indemnitee shall take any and all reasonable steps to segregate claims for any Taxes for which the Lessee indemnifies hereunder from Taxes for which the Lessee is not obligated to indemnify hereunder, so that the Lessee can control the contest of the former.  In all other claims requested to be contested by the Lessee, the Tax Indemnitee shall control the contest of such claim, acting through counsel reasonably acceptable to the Lessee.  In no event shall the Lessee be permitted to contest (or the Tax Indemnitee required to contest) any claim, (A) if such Tax Indemnitee provides the Lessee with a legal opinion of independent counsel that such action, suit or proceeding involves a risk of imposition of criminal liability or will involve a material risk of the sale, forfeiture or loss of, or the creation of any Lien (other than a Permitted Lien) on the Leased Property or any part of any thereof unless the Lessee shall have posted and maintained a bond or other security reasonably satisfactory to the relevant Tax Indemnitee in respect to such risk, (B) if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, unless the Lessee shall have posted and maintained a bond or other security reasonably satisfactory to the relevant Tax Indemnitee in respect of the Taxes subject to such claim and any and all expenses for which the Lessee is responsible hereunder reasonably foreseeable in connection with the contest of such claim, (C) unless the Lessee shall have agreed to pay and shall pay to such Tax Indemnitee on demand all reasonable out-of-pocket costs, losses and expenses that such Tax Indemnitee may incur in connection with contesting such Imposition, including all reasonable legal, accounting and investigatory fees and disbursements as well as the Impositions which are the subject of such claim to the extent the contest is unsuccessful, or (D) if such contest shall involve the payment of the Tax prior to the contest, unless the Lessee shall provide to the Tax Indemnitee an interest-free advance in an amount equal to the Imposition that the Indemnitee is required to pay (with no additional net after-tax costs (including Taxes) to such Tax Indemnitee).  In addition for Tax Indemnitee controlled contests and claims contested in the name of the Tax Indemnitee in a public forum, no contest shall be required:  (A) unless the amount of the potential indemnity (taking into account all similar or logically related claims that have been or could be raised in any audit involving such Tax Indemnitee for which the Lessee may be liable to pay an indemnity under this Section 13.4(b)) exceeds $50,000 and (B) unless, if requested by the Tax Indemnitee, the Lessee shall have provided to the Tax Indemnitee an opinion of counsel selected by the Lessee (which may be in-house counsel, except, in the case of income taxes indemnified hereunder, which opinion shall be that of independent tax counsel selected by the Tax Indemnitee and reasonably acceptable to the Lessee) that a reasonable basis

 

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exists to contest such claim.  In no event shall a Tax Indemnitee be required to appeal an adverse judicial determination to the United States Supreme Court.

 

The party conducting the contest shall consult in good faith with the other party and its counsel with respect to the contest of such claim for Taxes (or claim for refund) but the decisions regarding what actions to be taken shall be made by the controlling party in its sole judgment; provided , however , that if the Tax Indemnitee is the controlling party and the Lessee recommends the acceptance of a settlement offer made by the relevant Governmental Authority and such Tax Indemnitee rejects such settlement offer then the amount for which the Lessee will be required to indemnify such Tax Indemnitee with respect to the Taxes subject to such offer shall not exceed the amount which it would have owed if such settlement offer had been accepted.  In addition, the controlling party shall keep the non-controlling party reasonably informed as to the progress of the contest, and shall provide the non-controlling party with a copy of (or appropriate excerpts from) any reports or claims issued by the relevant auditing agents or taxing authority to the controlling party thereof, in connection with such claim or the contest thereof.

 

Each Tax Indemnitee shall supply the Lessee with such information and documents reasonably requested by the Lessee as are necessary or advisable for the Lessee to participate in any action, suit or proceeding to the extent permitted by this Section 13.4(b), and the Lessee shall promptly reimburse such Indemnitee for the reasonable out-of-pocket expenses of supplying such information and documents.  Except during the occurrence of an Event of Default where Lessee and/or the Guarantors shall have failed to provide indemnity and, if requested by a Tax Indemnitee, collateral security, both in form, substance and in such amounts reasonably satisfactory to each Tax Indemnitee, no Tax Indemnitee shall enter into any settlement or other compromise or fail to appeal an adverse ruling with respect to any claim which is entitled to be indemnified under this Section 13.4 (and with respect to which contest is required under this Section 13.4(b)) without the prior written consent of the Lessee, unless such Tax Indemnitee waives its right to be indemnified under this Section 13.4 with respect to such claim.

 

Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, a Tax Indemnitee will not be required to contest (and the Lessee shall not be permitted to contest) a claim with respect to the imposition of any Tax if (i) such Tax Indemnitee shall waive its right to indemnification under this Section 13.4 with respect to such claim (and any claim with respect to such year or any other taxable year, the contest of which is materially adversely affected as a result of such waiver) or (ii) such Tax is the sole result of a claim of a continuing and consistent nature, which claim has previously been resolved against the relevant Tax Indemnitee (unless a change in law or facts has occurred since such prior adverse resolution and Lessee provides an opinion of independent tax counsel to the effect it is more likely than not that such change in law or facts will result in a favorable resolution of the claim at issue).

 

(c)                                   Payments .  (i)  To, or for the Account of, a Tax Indemnitee.   Any Imposition indemnifiable under this Section 13.4 shall be paid directly when due to the applicable taxing authority if direct payment is practicable and permitted.  If direct payment to the applicable taxing authority is not permitted or is otherwise not made, any amount payable to a Tax Indemnitee pursuant to this Section 13.4 shall be paid within thirty (30) days after receipt of a

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written demand therefor from such Tax Indemnitee, accompanied by a written statement describing in reasonable detail the amount so payable, but not before two (2) Business Days prior to the date that the relevant Taxes are due.  Any indemnification payments made pursuant to this Section 13.4 shall be made directly to the Tax Indemnitee entitled thereto in immediately available funds at such bank or to such account as specified by the Tax Indemnitee in written directions to the Lessee, or, if no such direction shall have been given, by check of the Lessee payable to the order of the Tax Indemnitee by certified mail, postage prepaid at its address as set forth in this Participation Agreement.  Upon the request of any Tax Indemnitee with respect to a Tax that the Lessee is required to pay, the Lessee shall furnish to such Tax Indemnitee the original or a certified copy of a receipt for the Lessee’s payment of such Tax or such other evidence of payment as is reasonably acceptable to such Tax Indemnitee.

 

(ii)                           To the Lessee .  (x) If any Tax Indemnitee actually shall realize a Tax benefit (whether by way of deduction, or use of a credit) with respect to a Tax not indemnifiable hereunder which, in the Tax Indemnitee’s reasonable determination, would not have been realized but for any Tax with respect to which the Lessee has reimbursed or indemnified such Tax Indemnitee pursuant to the Operative Documents, which benefit was not previously taken into account in determining the amount of the Lessee’s payment to such Tax Indemnitee, such Tax Indemnitee shall pay to the Lessee an amount equal to the amount of such Tax benefit, increased by any actual Tax savings realized by such Tax Indemnitee and net of any additional Taxes and any expenses related to obtaining the Tax benefit actually borne by such Tax Indemnitee as a result of such payment (a “ Grossed-Up Basis ”); provided , however , that as long as an Event of Default is continuing any such amounts may be applied against any amounts due and owing by Lessee under the Lease; provided further , however , that no Tax Indemnitee shall be required to pay to the Lessee any Tax benefit to the extent such payment would be greater than the amount of such Taxes in respect of which the reimbursement or indemnification was paid by the Lessee, reduced by all prior payments by such Tax Indemnitee under this Section 13.4(c)(ii)(x) in respect of such amount; any payment to the Lessee which is so limited shall, to the extent of such unpaid excess, be carried over and shall be available to offset any future obligations of the Lessee under this Section 13.4.  If such repaid Tax benefit is thereafter lost, the additional Tax payable shall be treated as a Tax indemnifiable hereunder without regard to the exclusions set forth in clauses (i) through (xi) of the definition of Impositions.

 

(y)                          Upon receipt by a Tax Indemnitee of a refund or the benefit of a credit which in the Tax Indemnitee’s reasonable determination was derived all or in part from any Taxes paid or indemnified against by the Lessee, which refund or credit was not previously taken into account in determining the amount of the Lessee’s payment to such Tax Indemnitee, such Tax Indemnitee shall pay to the Lessee, on a Grossed-Up Basis, an amount equal to the amount of such refund, plus any interest received by or credited to such Tax Indemnitee with respect to such refund; provided , however , that as long as an Event of Default is continuing any such amounts may be applied against any amounts due and owing by Lessee under the Lease; provided , further , however , that no Tax Indemnitee shall be required to pay to the Lessee any refund or credit to the extent such refund or

 

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credit is greater than the amount of Taxes in respect of which payment or indemnification was made by the Lessee, reduced by all prior payments by such Tax Indemnitee under this Section 13.4(c)(ii)(y) in respect of such amount.  If such repaid refund or credit is thereafter lost, the additional Tax payable shall be treated as a Tax indemnifiable hereunder without regard to the exclusions set forth in clauses (i) through (x) of the definition of Impositions.

 

(d)                                   Reports .  In the case of any report, return or statement required to be filed with respect to any Taxes that are subject to indemnification under this Section 13.4 and of which the Lessee has knowledge, the Lessee shall promptly notify the Tax Indemnitee of such requirement and, at the Lessee’s expense (i) if the Lessee is permitted (unless otherwise requested by the Tax Indemnitee) by Applicable Laws, timely file such report, return or statement in its own name or (ii) if such report, return or statement is required to be in the name of or filed by such Tax Indemnitee or the Tax Indemnitee otherwise requests that such report, return or statement be filed in the name of or by such Tax Indemnitee, the Lessee shall prepare such report, return or statement for filing by such Tax Indemnitee in such manner as shall be satisfactory to such Tax Indemnitee and send the same to the Tax Indemnitee for filing no later than fifteen (15) days prior to the due date therefor.  In any case in which the Tax Indemnitee will file any such report, return or statement, the Lessee shall, upon written request of such Tax Indemnitee, provide such Tax Indemnitee with such information as is reasonably necessary to allow the Tax Indemnitee to file such report, return or statement.

 

(e)                                   Withholding Taxes .  (i) Except as otherwise required by law, each payment to an Indemnitee under or contemplated by any Operative Document shall be free of Withholding Taxes (including any Withholding Taxes in respect of payments pursuant to this Section 13.4) and the Lessee agrees to indemnify, protect, defend and hold harmless the Tax Indemnitees against all such Withholding Taxes. If any such withholding is so required, the Lessee shall make the withholding and pay the amount withheld to the appropriate taxing authority before penalties attach thereto or interest accrues thereon. The Lessee shall forthwith pay the relevant Tax Indemnitee an amount that, after making all required deductions (including deductions applicable to additional sums payable under this Section), equals the amount that would have been paid if such withholding had not been required. Notwithstanding the first sentence of this Section 13.4(e), the Lessee shall not be required to make any additional payment to or on behalf of a Tax Indemnitee pursuant to this paragraph on account of:

 

(A)                           Withholding Taxes while they are being contested in accordance with Section 13.4(b), so long as such Tax Indemnitee shall be receiving all payments required to be made to it without reduction for any such Withholding Taxes;

 

(B)                          Withholding Taxes imposed on an assignee or transferee on the day of the assignment or transfer to the extent of the excess of such Withholding Taxes over the total amount of Withholding Taxes that would have been imposed on the transferor on the date of the transfer had there not been an assignment or transfer;

 

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(C)                          Withholding Taxes imposed on a Recipient to the extent of the excess of such Withholding Taxes over the total amount of the Withholding Taxes that would have been imposed had such Recipient not relocated its Applicable Lending Office after the date on which it became a Recipient;

 

(D)                           Withholding Taxes resulting from the gross negligence, willful misconduct, or fraud of the Tax Indemnitee or any of its Affiliates or the breach of the Operative Documents by the Tax Indemnitee including directing the Lessor to engage in any activity not permitted under the Operative Documents;

 

(E)                          Withholding Taxes imposed under the laws of any jurisdiction other than the United States, or any state or local jurisdiction thereof, or any jurisdiction where such Tax is imposed solely as a result of the Lessee making the payment from such jurisdiction;

 

(F)                          Withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA due to the failure of a Recipient to comply with the provisions of Section 12.3; and

 

(G)                           Withholding Taxes imposed on any Recipient that would have been imposed under then Applicable Law as of the date such Person becomes a Recipient.

 

If the Lessee pays any amount to a Tax Indemnitee with respect to Withholding Taxes required to be withheld by law but not subject to indemnity pursuant to this Section 13.4, such Tax Indemnitee shall reimburse the Lessee within thirty (30) days of written demand therefor for the amount so paid by the Lessee ; provided that, if such Tax Indemnitee fails to reimburse the Lessee within such thirty (30) days, such Tax Indemnitee shall thereafter be obligated to reimburse the Lessee for such amount together with interest on such amount at the Overdue Rate from the date such reimbursement was due until the date it is paid.

 

(ii)                           For purposes of this Section 13.4, it shall be assumed that the Lease constitutes a loan for United States federal income tax purposes (as is the parties’ intention).

 

(f)                                   Disclosure .  The parties agree that any party to this Participation Agreement (and each employee, representative, or other agent of such party) may disclose the tax aspects of the transactions contemplated by this Participation Agreement and the structural aspects of these transactions as they relate to such tax aspects without limitation of any kind on such disclosure.

 

Section 13.5.                              After Tax Basis .  If an Indemnitee shall not be entitled to a corresponding and equal deduction with respect to any payment or Tax which Lessee is required to pay or reimburse under any other provision of this Article XIII (each such payment or reimbursement under this Article XIII, an “ original payment ”) and which original payment constitutes income to such Indemnitee when accrued or received, then Lessee shall pay to, or for the account of, such Indemnitee on demand the amount of such original payment on an After Tax Basis.

 

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Section 13.6.                       [ Reserved .]

 

Section 13.7.                              Environmental Indemnity .  Without limitation of the other provisions of this Article XIII, Lessee hereby agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and defend each Indemnitee, in each case, from and against any and all Claims, losses, damages, liabilities, fines, penalties, charges, administrative and judicial proceedings (including informal proceedings) and orders, judgments, remedial action, requirements, enforcement actions of any kind, and all reasonable and documented costs and expenses incurred in connection therewith (including reasonable and documented attorneys’ and/or paralegals’ fees and expenses), including all costs incurred in connection with any investigation or monitoring of the condition of the Leased Property or any clean-up, remedial, removal or restoration work required or conducted by any Governmental Authority or required by Environmental Laws (collectively, “ Environmental Claims ”), arising in whole or in part, out of:

 

(a)                         the presence on, under or around the Leased Property or any portion thereof of any Hazardous Substance, or any Release of any Hazardous Substance on, under, from, onto or around the Leased Property or any portion thereof,

 

(b)                          any activity, including, without limitation, construction, carried on or undertaken on the Leased Property or any portion thereof or off the Leased Property, and whether by Lessee or any of its Affiliates or any predecessor in title or any employees, agents, sublessees, contractors or subcontractors of Lessee, any of its Affiliates or any predecessor in title, or any other Persons (including such Indemnitee), in connection with the investigation, handling, treatment, remediation, removal, storage, decontamination, clean-up, transport or disposal of any Hazardous Substance that at any time has been or is Released, located or present on, under or around, or that at any time has or may migrate, flow, percolate, diffuse or in any way move onto or under the Leased Property or any portion thereof, or any activity that aggravates, contributes to or exacerbates existing environmental conditions or results in a violation of existing deed restrictions,

 

(c)                          loss of or damage to any property or the environment arising from, or in any way related to, the Leased Property or Lessee or any of its Affiliates (including, without limitation, investigation costs, clean-up costs, response costs, remediation, restoration and removal costs, cost of corrective action, costs of financial assurance, fines and penalties and natural resource damages), or death or injury to any Person, and all expenses associated with the protection of wildlife, aquatic species, vegetation, flora and fauna, and any mitigating action required by or under Environmental Laws, in each case arising from, or in any way related to, the Leased Property, Lessee, any of its Affiliates or the Overall Transaction or any portion thereof,

 

(d)                          any claim concerning lack of compliance with Environmental Laws in connection with the Leased Property, or any act or omission causing an environmental condition that requires remediation or would allow any Governmental Authority to record a Lien against the Leased Property or any portion thereof, or

 

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(e)                          any residual contamination on or under any of the Leased Property, or affecting any natural resources, and any contamination of any property or natural resources arising in connection with the generation, use, handling, storage, transport or disposal of any such Hazardous Substance, in each case arising from, or in any way related to, the Leased Property, Lessee, any of its Affiliates, or the Overall Transaction or any portion thereof, and irrespective of whether any of such activities were or will be undertaken in accordance with Applicable Laws.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section 13.7, Lessee shall not be obligated to indemnify an Indemnitee under this Section 13.7 for any Claim (i) to the extent that such Claim is attributable to the gross negligence or willful misconduct of such Indemnitee, (ii) to the extent attributable to acts occurring after any sale or taking possession pursuant to Section 16.2 of the Lease or (iii) to the extent attributable to acts occurring after the expiration or earlier termination of the Term, but, in the case of this clause (iii), only to the extent not attributable to, arising from, or relating to, the Lessor’s ownership interests in the Leased Property.  It is expressly understood and agreed that the indemnities provided for in this Section 13.7 shall, except as otherwise provided herein, (i) survive the expiration or termination of and shall be separate and independent from any remedy under the Lease or any other Operative Document and (ii) continue to benefit a Participant that has been replaced pursuant to Section 14.9 hereof or a Lender whose interest is purchased pursuant to Section 2.10 of the Loan Agreement.

 

ARTICLE XIV

CONTINGENT LIBOR AND OTHER COSTS

 

Section 14.1.                          LIBO Rate Lending Unlawful.   If any Participant shall reasonably determine (which determination shall, upon notice thereof to the Lessee and the Participants, be conclusive and binding on the Lessee and which notice shall be withdrawn whenever the applicable circumstances no longer exist) that the introduction of or any change in or in the interpretation of any law makes it unlawful, or any central bank or other Governmental Authority asserts that it is unlawful, for such Participant to make available, continue or maintain any Loan or Lessor Amount that bears Interest or Yield based upon the LIBO Rate, as the case may be, the obligation of such Participant to make available, continue or maintain any such Loan or Lessor Amount, as the case may be, on a LIBO Rate basis shall, upon such determination, forthwith be suspended (unless such Participant determines in its sole discretion that it can continue to make any Loan or Lessor Amount based upon the LIBO Rate at one of its lending offices where such action would not be deemed unlawful) until such Participant shall notify the Lessee and Lessor that the circumstances causing such suspension no longer exist and, to the extent required by any such introduction of or change in or in the interpretation of any law, all Loans and Lessor Amount, as the case may be, of such Participant shall automatically bear Interest or accrue Yield at the Alternate Base Rate either (a) on the last day of the then current Interest Period applicable to such Loan or Lessor Amount, as the case may be, if such Participant may lawfully continue to maintain and fund such Loan or Lessor Amount, or (b) immediately if such Participant shall determine that it may not lawfully continue to maintain and fund such Loan or Lessor Amount, as the case may be, to such day thereto or sooner, if required by such law or assertion.

 

Section 14.2.                          Deposits Unavailable.  If any Participant shall have determined that:

 

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(a)                         Dollar deposits in the relevant amount and for the relevant Interest Period are not available to such Participant in its relevant market; or

 

(b)                         by reason of circumstances affecting such Participant’s relevant market, adequate means do not exist for ascertaining the LIBO Rate applicable to such Participant’s Loans or Lessor Amount,

 

then, upon notice from such Participant to the Lessee and the other Participants, (i) the obligations of the Participants to make available Loans or Lessor Amount on a LIBO Rate basis, as the case may be, shall be suspended and (ii) each outstanding Loan and Lessor Amount, as the case may be, of the affected Participant shall begin to bear Interest or accrue Yield at the Alternate Base Rate on the last day of the then current Interest Period applicable thereto.

 

Section 14.3.                          Increased Costs, etc.  If any change in, or the introduction, adoption, effectiveness, interpretation, reinterpretation or phase-in of any law or regulation, directive, guideline, decision or request (whether or not having the force of law) of any court, central bank, regulator or other Governmental Authority after the date hereof increases or would increase the cost other than in respect of Taxes, except for withholding taxes imposed as the result of any change in law, regulation or treaty first enacted, promulgated or signed after the Document Closing Date (and without limiting Lessee’s obligations pursuant to Sections 13.4, 13.5 or 14.6 hereof), to any Participant of, or reduces or would reduce the amount of any sum receivable by, such Participant in respect of making available, continuing or maintaining (or of its obligation to make available, continue or maintain) or prevents or would prevent any Participant from being legally entitled to a complete exemption from withholding as described in Section 12.3 with respect to, any Loans or Lessor Amount, as the case may be, then the Lessee shall from time to time, within thirty (30) days of demand by such Participant together with the certificate referred to below (with a copy of such demand and certificate to the Administrative Agent), pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of such Participant additional amounts sufficient to compensate such Participant for such increased cost; provided , that no Participant shall be entitled to demand such compensation more than ninety (90) days following the later of such Participant’s incurrence or sufferance thereof and such Participant’s actual knowledge of the event giving rise to such Participant’s rights under this section; provided further, however, that the foregoing provision shall in no way limit the right of any Participant to demand or receive such compensation to the extent that such compensation relates to the retroactive application of any law, regulation, guideline or request if such demand is made within ninety (90) days after the implementation of such retroactive law, interpretation, guideline or request.  A reasonably detailed certificate as to the nature and amount of such increased cost, submitted to the Lessee and the Administrative Agent by such Participant in good faith, shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (x) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith and (y) all requests, rules, guidelines or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a change in law, regardless of the date enacted, adopted or issued.

 

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Section 14.4.                          Funding Losses.   In the event any Participant shall incur any loss or out-of-pocket expense (including any Break Costs and any loss or out-of-pocket expense incurred by reason of the liquidation or reemployment of deposits or other funds acquired by such Participant to make available, continue or maintain any portion of the principal amount of any Loan or Lessor Amount, as the case may be, but in any such case excluding loss of anticipated profits) as a result of:

 

(a)                         any conversion or repayment or prepayment of the principal amount of any Loans or Lessor Amount, as the case may be, on a date other than the scheduled last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto, or

 

(b)                         any Loans or Lessor Amount, as the case may be, not being made in accordance with the Advance Request therefor (unless such failure to make such Loans or fund such Lessor Amount, as the case may be, constitutes a breach by the applicable Participant of its obligations under Article III),

 

then, upon the written notice of such Participant to the Lessee (with a copy to Lessor), the Lessee shall, within thirty (30) days after its receipt thereof, pay directly to such Participant as Supplemental Rent such amount (determined on the basis of such Participant’s standard practices) as will reimburse such Participant for such loss or out-of-pocket expense.  Such written notice (which shall include calculations in sufficiently reasonable detail to indicate the incurrence and amount of such loss and out-of-pocket expense) shall be presumed correct and binding on the Lessee absent demonstrable error.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, Lessee shall not be required to compensate a Participant pursuant to this Section for any amounts under this Section 14.4 incurred more than one hundred twenty (120) days prior to the date that such Participant notifies Lessee of such amount and of such Participant’s intention to claim compensation therefor.

 

Section 14.5.                          Increased Capital Costs .  If any Participant reasonably determines that compliance with any law or regulation or any guideline or request from any central bank or other Governmental Authority (whether or not having the force of law) issued, promulgated or made, as the case may be, after the date hereof affects or would affect the amount or liquidity of capital required or expected to be maintained by such Participant or any corporation controlling such Participant and that the amount or liquidity of such capital is increased by or based upon the existence of such Participant’s Commitment hereunder and other commitments of this type then, within thirty (30) days of demand by such Participant together with the certificate referred to below (with a copy of such demand and certificate to the Administrative Agent), the Lessee shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of such Participant, from time to time as specified by such Participant, additional amounts sufficient to compensate such Participant or such corporation in the light of such circumstances, to the extent that such Participant determines such increase in capital to be allocable to the existence of such Participant’s Commitment hereunder or the Fundings made by such Participant hereunder; provided , that no Participant shall be entitled to demand such compensation if more than ninety (90) days following the later of such Participant’s incurrence or sufferance thereof and such Participant’s actual knowledge of the event giving rise to such Participant’s rights under this section; provided further, however , that the foregoing proviso shall in no way limit the right of any Participant to demand or receive

 

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such compensation to the extent that such compensation relates to the retroactive application of any law, regulation, guideline or request described above if such demand is made within one hundred twenty (120) days after the implementation of such retroactive law, interpretation, guidelines or request.  A reasonably detailed certificate as to such amounts submitted to the Lessee and the Administrative Agent by such Participant in good faith shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (x) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith and (y) all requests, rules, guidelines or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a change in law, regardless of the date enacted, adopted or issued.

 

Section 14.6.      After Tax Basis .  Lessee shall pay all amounts owing under this Article XIV on an After Tax Basis.

 

Section 14.7.      Applicability of Certain Sections .  The provisions of Sections 14.1 through 14.6 are applicable to the Lessor and the Participants in connection with any funding or maintenance thereof by reference to the LIBO Rate, and not otherwise.

 

Section 14.8.      Funding Office .  If the Lessee is required to pay additional amounts to or for the account of any Participant pursuant to Sections 13.4, 14.1 to 14.3 or Section 14.5, to the extent applicable, then such Participant will agree to use reasonable efforts to reduce or eliminate any claim for compensation thereunder, including, without limitation, to change the jurisdiction of its Applicable Lending Office so as to eliminate or reduce any such additional payment which may thereafter accrue if such change, in the sole judgment of such Participant, is not otherwise disadvantageous to such Participant.

 

Section 14.9.        Replacement of Participants .  (a) If (i) any Participant shall make demand for payment under Section 14.3 or 14.5, or shall deliver any notice to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 14.1 resulting in the suspension of certain obligations of the Participants with respect to LIBO Rate Advances, (ii) any Participant is a Non-Renewing Participant, (iii) any Participant shall refuse to consent to any amendment, modification or waiver which has been approved by the Required Participants but can only become effective upon the consent of all Participants, all Lenders, each Participant affected thereby or each Lender affected thereby, as the case may be, or (iv) any Recipient becomes subject to a Withholding Tax or any other Tax in respect of which Lessee is required to pay additional amounts pursuant to Section 13.4, then within sixty (60) days of such demand, failure to consent or refusal, Lessee may elect to replace such Participant as a party to this Participation Agreement (or, if later with respect to any Non-Renewing Participant, prior to the Renewal Effective Date); provided that, concurrently with such replacement, (1) another Eligible Assignee designated by the Lessee shall agree, as of such date, to (x) purchase for cash all (but not less than all) of the outstanding Participant Balance of such Participant being replaced (other than amounts, if any, paid by the Lessee pursuant to subclause (2) below) pursuant to an Assignment Agreement and (y) become a Participant for all purposes under this Participation Agreement and to comply with the requirements of Section 12.1, and (2) Lessee shall pay to such Participant being replaced in same day funds on the day of

 

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such replacement (x) all interest, fees and other amounts then accrued but unpaid to such Participant by Lessee hereunder to and including the date of termination (other than amounts, if any, paid by the replacement Participant pursuant to subclause (1) above), and (y) an amount, if any, which would have been due to such Participant under Section 14.4 hereof if such Participant’s Loans and/or Lessor Amount had been prepaid rather than assigned.

 

(b)                                   The Administrative Agent and the Lessor hereby agree to reasonably cooperate with the Lessee, at Lessee’s sole cost and expense, in Lessee’s efforts to arrange one or more replacement Participants as contemplated by this Section 14.9.

 

ARTICLE XV
MISCELLANEOUS

 

Section 15.1.                              Survival of Agreements .  All covenants, agreements, representations and warranties in the Operative Documents made by the respective parties thereto and in the certificates or other instruments delivered in connection with or pursuant to any Operative Document shall be considered to have been relied upon by the other parties hereto and thereto and shall survive the execution and delivery of the Operative Documents and the making of the Advance, regardless of any investigation made by any such other party or on its behalf and notwithstanding that any party hereto or thereto may have had notice or knowledge of any default or incorrect representation or warranty at the time any credit is extended hereunder or thereunder, and shall continue in full force and effect until the Lease Balance has been paid in full and the Commitments have expired or been terminated.  The provisions of Article XIII and Sections 14.3, 14.4, 14.5, 15.15, 15.16 and 15.17 shall survive and remain in full force and effect regardless of the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby, the repayment of the Lease Balance, the expiration or termination of the Commitments or the termination of this Participation Agreement or any other Operative Document or any provision hereof or thereof.

 

Section 15.2.                              No Broker, Etc .  Except for Lessee’s and the Guarantors’ dealing with Banc of America Leasing & Capital, LLC, as the Arranger, each of the parties hereto represents to the others that it has not retained or employed the Arranger, or any broker, finder or financial advisor to act on its behalf in connection with this Participation Agreement, nor has it authorized the Arranger, or any broker, finder or financial adviser retained or employed by any other Person so to act, nor has it incurred any fees or commissions to which Lessor, Administrative Agent or any Participant might be subjected by virtue of their entering into the Overall Transaction.  Any party who is in breach of this representation shall indemnify and hold the other parties harmless from and against any liability arising out of such breach of this representation.

 

Section 15.3.                              Notices .  (a) Unless otherwise specified herein, all notices, requests, demands or other communications to or upon the respective parties hereto shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given and shall be effective:  (i) in the case of notice by letter, the earlier of when delivered to the addressee by hand or courier if delivered on a Business Day and, if not delivered on a Business Day, the first Business Day thereafter or on the third Business Day after depositing the same in the mails, registered or certified mail, postage prepaid, return receipt requested, (ii) in the case of a prepaid delivery to a reputable national overnight air courier service, on the Business Day following such date of delivery, and (iii) in the case of

 

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notice by facsimile or bank wire, when receipt is confirmed if delivered on a Business Day and, if not delivered on a Business Day, the first Business Day thereafter, addressed as provided on Schedule III hereto, or to such other address as any of the parties hereto may designate by written notice.   Notices delivered through Electronic Systems, to the extent provided in Section 15.3(b) below, shall be effective as provided in such Section 15.3(b).

 

(b)                                Notices and other communications to the Participants under the Operative Documents may be delivered or furnished by using Electronic Systems pursuant to procedures approved by the Administrative Agent.  The Administrative Agent or the Lessee may, in its discretion, agree to accept notices and other communications to it hereunder by electronic communications pursuant to procedures approved by it; provided that approval of such procedures may be limited to particular notices or communications.  Unless the Administrative Agent otherwise prescribes, (i) notices and other communications sent to an e-mail address shall be deemed received upon the sender’s receipt of an acknowledgement from the intended recipient (such as by the “return receipt requested” function, as available, return e-mail or other written acknowledgement), and (ii) notices or communications posted to an Internet or intranet website shall be deemed received upon the deemed receipt by the intended recipient, at its e-mail address as described in the foregoing clause (i), of notification that such notice or communication is available and identifying the website address therefor; provided that, for both clauses (i) and (ii) above, if such notice, email or other communication is not sent during the normal business hours of the recipient, such notice or communication shall be deemed to have been sent at the opening of business on the next business day for the recipient.

 

Section 15.4.                              Counterparts .  This Participation Agreement may be executed by the parties hereto in separate counterparts, each of which when so executed and delivered shall be an original, but all such counterparts shall together constitute but one and the same instrument.

 

Section 15.5.                              Amendments .  No Operative Document nor any of the terms thereof may be terminated, amended, supplemented, waived or modified without the written agreement or consent of Administrative Agent, Lessee and the Required Participants; provided , however , that Section 15.19 hereof may not be terminated, amended, supplemented, waived or modified without the written agreement or consent of the Arranger; and provided , further, that such termination, amendment, supplement, waiver or modification shall require the written agreement or consent of each Participant if such termination, amendment, supplement, waiver or modification would:

 

(a)                         modify any of the provisions of this Section 15.5, change the definition of “Required Participants” or modify or waive any provision of an Operative Document expressly requiring consent, approval or action by each Participant or each Affected Participant;

 

(b)                          amend, modify, waive or supplement any of the provisions of Sections 4.1, 4.2, 4.5, 4.7 and 5.3 hereof or Sections 2.5, 2.6 or 2.7 of the Loan Agreement or the definitions of “Applicable Margin”, “Interest Rate” or “Yield Rate”;

 

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Participant, including without limitation amounts payable pursuant to Article XIII (except that any Person may consent to any reduction, modification, amendment or waiver of any indemnity payable to it);

 

(d)                          modify, postpone, reduce or forgive, in whole or in part, any payment of Rent (other than pursuant to the terms of the Operative Documents), any Loan or Lessor Amount, the Lease Balance, the Loan Balance, Sale Option Recourse Amount, Recourse Amount, Permitted Development Area Release Payment, amounts due pursuant to Section 20.2 of the Lease, Interest or Yield, Upfront Fee (except that any Person may consent to any modification, postponement, reduction or forgiveness of any payment of any Fees payable to it or, subject to clause (c) above, any other amount payable to it under the Lease or this Participation Agreement), modify the definition or method of calculation of Rent (other than pursuant to the terms of the Operative Documents), Loans or Lessor Amounts, Lease Balance, Loan Balance, Lessor Balance, Sale Option Recourse Amount, Commitment, Participant Balance or any other definition which would affect the amounts to be advanced or which are payable under the Operative Documents;

 

(e)                          consent to any assignment of the Lease (other than any assignment or sublease permitted by Article VI of the Lease) by the Lessee releasing the Lessee from its obligations in respect of the payments of Rent, Loan Balance, Lessor Balance or Lease Balance or changing the absolute and unconditional character of such obligations;

 

(f)                         except as provided in the Operative Documents, (i) release of any Lien granted by the Lessee or the Lessor under the Operative Documents, (ii) release of any Guarantor under the Guaranty or release the Guaranty or (iii) modify Section 1 of the Guaranty, or modify or waive any obligation of the Guarantor that relates to an obligation of the Lessee expressly requiring consent, approval or action by each Participant or each Affected Participant; or

 

(g)                           amend, release or waive compliance with the terms of Section 16.1(h), (i) or (j) of the Lease; or

 

(h)                          increase the Aggregate Commitment Amount without the consent of each Participant.

 

Without limiting the foregoing, (1) no increase in the Commitment of any Participant shall occur without the consent of such Participant and (2) no amendment, supplement, waiver or modification to the Operative Documents (A) shall be effective with respect to the definitions of “Excepted Rights” and “Excepted Payments”, the Loan Agreement, the Assignment of Leases, Articles VI, IX, X, XI, XIII, XIX or XX of the Lease, Article XII of this Participation Agreement or any definitions used therein, unless Lessor has agreed to such amendment, supplement, waiver or modification or (B) which increases the Lessor’s obligations under the Operative Documents or adversely affect the Lessor’s rights or its interest under the Operative Documents or the Leased Property, without the Lessor’s prior written consent.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 15.5, any amendment or modification of the financial covenants in this Participation

 

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Agreement (or defined terms used in the financial covenants in this Participation Agreement) shall not constitute a reduction in the rate of interest or fees for purposes of this Section 15.5 even if the effect of such amendment or modification would be to reduce the rate of Interest or Yield or to reduce any fee payable under any of the Operative Documents.

 

Section 15.6.                              Obligations .  The Lessee shall pay, as Supplemental Rent, when due, all costs, expenses and other amounts (other than the principal and Interest on the Loans which are payable to the extent otherwise required by the Operative Documents) required to be paid by the Lessor to or on behalf of the Administrative Agent or the Lenders under the Loan Agreement and any Security Instrument.

 

Section 15.7.                              Headings, Etc .  The Table of Contents and headings of the various Articles and Sections of this Participation Agreement are for convenience of reference only and shall not modify, define, expand or limit any of the terms or provisions hereof.

 

Section 15.8.                              Parties in Interest .  Except as provided in Section 15.19 and as otherwise expressly provided herein, none of the provisions of this Participation Agreement is intended for the benefit of any Person except the parties hereto.  Except as otherwise specifically provided for in an Operative Document, the Lessee shall not assign or transfer any of its rights or obligations under the Operative Documents without the prior written consent of the Required Participants.

 

SECTION 15.9.                                 GOVERNING LAW .  THIS PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT SHALL IN ALL RESPECTS, EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN THE PROVISO, BE GOVERNED BY THE INTERNAL LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK AS TO ALL MATTERS OF CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY AND PERFORMANCE, WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICTS OF LAW PRINCIPLES, EXCEPT TITLE 14 OF ARTICLE 5 OF THE NEW YORK GENERAL OBLIGATIONS LAW; PROVIDED , HOWEVER , THAT WITH RESPECT TO THE CREATION, PERFECTION, EFFECT OF PERFECTION, PRIORITY AND ENFORCEMENT OF SECURITY INTERESTS AND LIENS IN THE LEASED PROPERTY AND COLLATERAL, SUCH MATTERS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK AND, TO THE EXTENT APPLICABLE, THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE OF SUCH STATE (INCLUDING THE CHOICE OF LAW RULES UNDER SUCH UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE).

 

Section 15.10.                             Severability .  Any provision of this Participation Agreement that is prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or unenforceability without invalidating the remaining provisions hereof, and any such prohibition or unenforceability in any jurisdiction shall not invalidate or render unenforceable such provision in any other jurisdiction.

 

Section 15.11.                             Further Assurances .  The parties hereto shall promptly cause to be taken, executed, acknowledged or delivered, at the reasonable expense of the Lessee, all such further acts, conveyances, documents and assurances as the other parties may from time to time reasonably request in writing in order to carry out more effectively the intent and purposes of this Participation Agreement and the other Operative Documents and the Overall Transaction, including, without limitation, to establish, preserve, protect and perfect the right, title and interest of Lessor and Administrative Agent in the Leased Property, the Lien of Lessor and

 

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Administrative Agent in the other Collateral, and/or any Participant’s rights under this Participation Agreement and the other Operative Documents (including, without limitation, the preparation, execution and filing of any and all UCC Financing Statements (including precautionary financing statements) and other filings or registrations which the parties hereto may from time to time reasonably request in writing to be filed or effected).  The Lessee, at its own expense and without the need of any prior request from any other party, shall take such action as may be necessary (including any action specified in the preceding sentence), or (if the Lessor shall so request) as so requested, in order to maintain and protect all Liens and security interests provided for hereunder or under any other Operative Document.

 

Section 15.12.                             Submission to Jurisdiction .  Each party hereto irrevocably and unconditionally:

 

(a)                         submits for itself and its property in any legal action or proceeding relating to this Participation Agreement or any other Operative Document, or for recognition and enforcement of any judgment in respect thereof, to the exclusive general jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and of any New York state court sitting in the borough of Manhattan, and appellate courts from any thereof;

 

(b)                          consents that any such action or proceedings may be brought to such courts, and waives any objection that it may now or hereafter have to the venue of any such action or proceeding in any such court or that such action or proceeding was brought in an inconvenient court and agrees not to plead or claim the same;

 

(c)                          agrees that service of process in any such action or proceeding may be effected by mailing a copy thereof by registered or certified mail (or any substantially similar form of mail), postage prepaid, to such party at its address set forth on Schedule III or at such other address of which the other parties hereto shall have been notified pursuant to Section 15.3; and

 

(d)                          agrees that nothing herein shall affect the right to effect service of process in any other manner permitted by law or shall affect the right that any Participant or the Administrative Agent may otherwise have to sue in any other jurisdiction.

 

SECTION 15.13.    WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL .  THE PARTIES HERETO VOLUNTARILY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS THEY MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT OF ANY LITIGATION BASED HEREON, OR ARISING OUT OF, UNDER, OR IN CONNECTION WITH, THIS PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER OPERATIVE DOCUMENT, OR ANY COURSE OF CONDUCT, COURSE OF DEALING, STATEMENTS (WHETHER VERBAL OR WRITTEN) OR ACTIONS OF ANY OF THE PARTIES HERETO AND THERETO.  THE PARTIES HERETO HEREBY AGREE THAT THEY WILL NOT SEEK TO CONSOLIDATE ANY SUCH LITIGATION WITH ANY OTHER LITIGATION IN WHICH A JURY TRIAL HAS NOT OR CANNOT BE WAIVED.  THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION 15.13 HAVE BEEN FULLY NEGOTIATED BY THE PARTIES

 

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HERETO AND SHALL BE SUBJECT TO NO EXCEPTIONS. EACH PARTY ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT IT HAS RECEIVED FULL AND SUFFICIENT CONSIDERATION FOR THIS PROVISION (AND EACH OTHER PROVISION OF EACH OTHER OPERATIVE DOCUMENT TO WHICH IT IS A PARTY) AND THAT THIS PROVISION IS A MATERIAL INDUCEMENT FOR EACH OTHER PARTY ENTERING INTO THIS PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT AND EACH OTHER OPERATIVE DOCUMENT.

 

Section 15.14.                             Confidentiality .  Each of the Participants, the Arranger and the Administrative Agent shall keep confidential, and shall not disclose, any information (other than information (a) publicly available other than as a result of a breach of this Section or (b) that becomes available to the Participants, the Arranger or the Administrative Agent on a non-confidential basis from a source other than a party hereto or Lessee, any Guarantor or any of their respective Related Parties) that it obtains about the Lessee, the Guarantors or their respective Affiliates or securities or the books and records of Lessee, the Guarantors or their respective Affiliates or relating to the Leased Property, except that such party may disclose such information (i) to the extent required by Applicable Laws, (ii) to its Affiliates and its and such Affiliates’ respective attorneys, auditors, accountants and other professional advisors (it being understood that the Persons to whom such disclosure is made will be informed of the confidential nature of such Information and instructed to keep such information confidential); provided that the disclosing Administrative Agent or Participant, as applicable, shall be responsible for compliance by such Persons with the provisions of this Section 15.14, (iii) in connection with the enforcement of its rights or remedies under the Operative Documents, (iv) to any participant, transferee, potential participant or potential transferee of such disclosing party’s interests permitted by the Operative Documents; provided such participant, transferee, potential participant or potential transferee agrees to the terms of this Section 15.14, and (v) to any federal or state banking authority or other regulatory authority having jurisdiction over such Participant, the Arranger or Administrative Agent or any of their respective Affiliates.

 

EACH OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT AND EACH PARTICIPANT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT SUCH INFORMATION REFERRED TO ABOVE FURNISHED TO IT PURSUANT TO ANY OF THE OPERATIVE DOCUMENTS MAY INCLUDE MATERIAL NON-PUBLIC INFORMATION CONCERNING THE LESSEE AND ITS RELATED PARTIES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SECURITIES, AND CONFIRMS THAT IT HAS DEVELOPED COMPLIANCE PROCEDURES REGARDING THE USE OF MATERIAL NON-PUBLIC INFORMATION AND THAT IT WILL HANDLE SUCH MATERIAL NON-PUBLIC INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THOSE PROCEDURES AND APPLICABLE LAW, INCLUDING FEDERAL AND STATE SECURITIES LAWS.

 

ALL INFORMATION, INCLUDING REQUESTS FOR WAIVERS AND AMENDMENTS, FURNISHED BY THE LESSEE OR THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT PURSUANT TO, OR IN THE COURSE OF ADMINISTERING, ANY OF THE OPERATIVE DOCUMENTS WILL BE SYNDICATE-LEVEL INFORMATION, WHICH MAY CONTAIN MATERIAL NON-PUBLIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE LESSEE, THE GUARANTORS AND THEIR RELATED PARTIES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE

 

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SECURITIES.  ACCORDINGLY, EACH PARTICIPANT REPRESENTS TO THE LESSEE AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT THAT IT HAS IDENTIFIED IN ITS ADMINISTRATIVE QUESTIONNAIRE A CREDIT CONTACT WHO MAY RECEIVE INFORMATION THAT MAY CONTAIN MATERIAL NON-PUBLIC INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS COMPLIANCE PROCEDURES AND APPLICABLE LAW, INCLUDING FEDERAL AND STATE SECURITIES LAWS.

 

Section 15.15.                             Limited Liability of Lessor .  The parties hereto agree that the Lessor shall have no personal liability whatsoever to Lessee, the Lenders, Administrative Agent or any of their respective successors and assigns for any Claim based on or in respect of this Participation Agreement or any of the other Operative Documents or arising in any way from the Overall Transaction; provided , however , that the Lessor shall be liable in its individual capacity:  (a) for its own willful misconduct or gross negligence (or negligence in the handling of funds), (b) for liabilities that may result from the inaccuracy or incorrectness of any representation or warranty made by it in this Participation Agreement or in any certificate or document delivered pursuant hereto, or from the failure of the Lessor to perform the covenants and agreements set forth in Section 10.1 hereof or any other breach by the Lessor of any of its other covenants or obligations hereunder or under any of the other Operative Documents, (c) any Lessor Lien attributable to it, (d) for any Tax based on, with respect to or measured by any income, fees, commission, compensation or other amounts received by it as compensation for services (including for acting as Lessor) or otherwise under, or as contemplated by, the Operative Documents and (e) as otherwise expressly provided in the Operative Documents; provided , further , in no event shall Lessor’s liability exceed its interest in the Facility (except that, notwithstanding this proviso, Lessor shall remain liable for actual damages caused by its gross negligence or willful misconduct).

 

Section 15.16.                             Limited Liability of Administrative Agent .  The parties hereto agree that Administrative Agent, in its individual capacity, shall have no personal liability whatsoever to Lessee, Lessor, the Lenders or any of their respective successors and assigns for any Claim based on or in respect of this Participation Agreement or any of the other Operative Documents or arising in any way from the Overall Transaction; provided , however , that Administrative Agent shall be liable in its individual capacity:  (a) for its own willful misconduct or gross negligence (or, to the extent Administrative Agent receives funds from any party hereto or any Guarantor, its negligence in the handling of funds) and, to each Participant for the breach of its obligations to such Participant in respect of the Operative Documents and the Leased Property, (b) for liabilities that may result from the incorrectness of any representation or warranty expressly made by it in this Participation Agreement or from its failure to perform the covenants and agreements set forth in this Participation Agreement or any other Operative Document, or (c) for any Tax based on or measured by any fees, commission or compensation received by it for actions contemplated by the Operative Documents.  It is understood and agreed that, except as provided in the preceding proviso, Administrative Agent shall have no personal liability under any of the Operative Documents as a result of acting pursuant to and consistent with any of the Operative Documents.

 

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Section 15.17.                             Payment of Transaction Expenses and Other Costs .

 

(a)                                  Transaction Expenses and Continuing Expenses .  Subject to clause (b) below, as and when any portion of Transaction Expenses becomes due and payable, including the continuing fees, expenses and disbursements (including reasonable and documented counsel fees) of Lessor, as Lessor under the Lease and Administrative Agent under the Operative Documents, such Transaction Expenses shall be paid by Lessee as Supplemental Rent.

 

(b)                                   Amendments, Supplements and Appraisal .  Without limitation of the foregoing, Lessee agrees to pay to the Participants and Administrative Agent all reasonable and documented out-of-pocket costs and expenses (limited, in the case of legal fees, to reasonable and documented legal fees and expenses of special counsel to Administrative Agent and Lessor) incurred by any of them in connection with:  (i) the considering, evaluating, investigating, negotiating and entering into or giving or withholding of any amendments or supplements or waivers or consents with respect to any Operative Document; (ii) any Event of Loss, Specified Significant Environmental Event or termination of the Lease or any other Operative Document; (iii) the negotiation and documentation of any restructuring or “workout”, whether or not consummated, of any Operative Document; (iv) the enforcement of the rights or remedies under the Operative Documents; or (v) any transfer by Lessor or a Participant of any interest in the Operative Documents during the continuance of an Event of Default.

 

Section 15.18.                             Reproduction of Documents .  This Participation Agreement, all documents constituting an Appendix, Schedule or Exhibit hereto, and all documents relating hereto received by a party hereto, including, without limitation:  (a) consents, waivers and modifications that may hereafter be executed; (b) documents received by the Participants or Lessor in connection with the receipt and/or acquisition of the Leased Property; and (c) financial statements, certificates, and other information previously or hereafter furnished to Lessor, Administrative Agent or any Participant may be reproduced by the party receiving the same by any photographic, photostatic, microfilm, micro-card, miniature photographic or other similar process.  Each of the parties hereto agrees and stipulates that, to the extent permitted by law, any such reproduction shall be admissible in evidence as the original itself in any judicial or administrative proceeding (whether or not the original is in existence and whether or not such reproduction was made by such party in the regular course of business) and that, to the extent permitted by law, any enlargement, facsimile or further reproduction of such reproduction shall likewise be admissible in evidence.  This Section 15.18 shall not prohibit the Lessee, the Guarantors or any other party hereto from contesting any such reproduction to the same extent that it could contest the original, or from introducing evidence to demonstrate the inaccuracy of any such reproduction.

 

Section 15.19.                             Role of Arranger .  Each party hereto acknowledges hereby that it is aware of the fact that Banc of America Leasing & Capital, LLC has acted as an “Arranger” with respect to the Overall Transaction.  The parties hereto acknowledge and agree that Arranger and its Affiliates, including Bank of America, N.A., have not made any representations or warranties concerning, and that they have not relied upon the Arranger as to, the tax, accounting or legal characterization or validity of (i) the Operative Documents or (ii) any aspect of the Overall Transaction.  The parties hereto acknowledge and agree that the Arranger has no duties, express or implied, under the Operative Documents in its capacity as Arranger.  The parties hereto further agree that Section 5.1, Section 15.2, Section 15.17(a) and this Section 15.19 are for the

 

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express benefit of the Arranger, and the Arranger shall be entitled to rely thereon as if it were a party hereto.

 

Section 15.20.                             Retention of Consultants .  In connection with any matters to be determined or resolved by an independent engineer, an independent environmental consultant or other third party expert, Administrative Agent is hereby authorized to retain any such third party consultant reasonably acceptable to Lessee, at Lessee’s reasonable cost and expense, in accordance with the terms of the Operative Document calling for or requiring the appointment of such third party consultant.

 

Section 15.21.                             Liability Limited .  No Participant shall have any obligation to any other Participant or to the Lessee, the Lessor or the Administrative Agent with respect to the Overall Transaction, except those obligations of such Participant expressly set forth in the Operative Documents or except as set forth in the instruments delivered in connection therewith, and no Participant shall be liable for performance by any other party hereto of such other party’s obligations under the Operative Documents, except as otherwise so set forth.

 

Section 15.22.                             Deliveries to Participants .  Lessee may fulfill its obligations hereunder and under each of the other Operative Documents to provide any item (other than any notices) to any Participant by providing sufficient copies of such item directly to the Administrative Agent, along with the costs of postage, with instructions to the Administrative Agent to deliver such item to such Participant; provided that this Section 15.22 shall not apply with respect to notices and other communications made pursuant to Section 15.3(b) hereof or the last paragraph of Section 8(a) or 8(b) of the Guaranty.

 

Section 15.23.                             USA Patriot Act Notice .  Each Participant that is subject to the Patriot Act hereby notifies Lessee, the Guarantors and Lessor that pursuant to the requirements of the Patriot Act, it is required to obtain, verify and record information that identifies Lessee, the Guarantors and Lessor, which information includes the name and address of Lessee, the Guarantors and Lessor and other information that will allow such Participant, as applicable, to identify Lessee and Lessor, as applicable, in accordance with the Patriot Act.

 

Section 15.24.                             No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility .  In connection with all aspects of each transaction contemplated hereby (including in connection with any amendment, waiver or other modification hereof or of any other Operative Document), the Lessee acknowledges and agrees that:  (i) (A) the services regarding this Participation Agreement provided by the Administrative Agent and the Participants are arm’s-length commercial transactions between the Lessee, on the one hand, and the Administrative Agent and the Participants, on the other hand, (B) Lessee has consulted its own legal, accounting, regulatory and tax advisors to the extent it has deemed appropriate, and (C) the Lessee is capable of evaluating, and understands and accepts, the terms, risks and conditions of the transactions contemplated hereby and by the other Operative Documents; (ii) (A) the Administrative Agent and each Participant is and has been acting solely as a principal and, except as expressly agreed in writing by the relevant parties, has not been, is not, and will not be acting as an advisor, agent or fiduciary for the Lessee or any other Person and (B) neither the Administrative Agent nor any Participant has any obligation to the Lessee or any of its Affiliates with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby except

 

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those obligations expressly set forth herein and in the other Operative Documents; and (iii) the Administrative Agent and the Participants and their respective Affiliates may be engaged in a broad range of transactions that involve interests that differ from those of the Lessee and its Affiliates, and neither the Administrative Agent, nor any Participant has any obligation to disclose any of such interests to the Lessee or any of its Affiliates.  To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Lessee hereby waives and releases any claims that it may have against the Administrative Agent, or any Participant with respect to any breach or alleged breach of agency or fiduciary duty in connection with any aspect of any transaction contemplated hereby.

 

Section 15.25.                             Certain Confidentiality Obligations of Lessee .  Lessee shall keep confidential, and shall not disclose, any information (other than information publicly available other than as a result of a breach of this Section) that it obtains about the Lessor pursuant to Section 10.1(i), except that Lessee may disclose such information (i) to the extent required by Applicable Laws, (ii) to its Affiliates and its and such Affiliates’ respective attorneys, auditors, accountants and other professional advisors (it being understood that the Persons to whom such disclosure is made will be informed of the confidential nature of such Information and instructed to keep such information confidential); provided that the Lessee shall be responsible for compliance by such Persons with the provisions of this Section 15.25, (iii) in connection with the enforcement of its rights or remedies under the Operative Documents, (iv) to any assignee or potential assignee of Lessee’s interests permitted by the Operative Documents; provided such assignee or potential assignee agrees to the terms of this Section 15.25, and (v) to any regulatory authority having jurisdiction over Lessee or any of its Affiliates.

 

ARTICLE XVI
THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT

 

Section 16.1.                              Appointment .  Each Participant hereby irrevocably designates and appoints the Administrative Agent as its agent under this Participation Agreement and the other Operative Documents, and each such Participant irrevocably authorizes the Administrative Agent, in such capacity, to take such action on its behalf under the provisions of this Participation Agreement and the other Operative Documents and to exercise such powers and perform such duties as are expressly delegated to the Administrative Agent by the terms of this Participation Agreement and the other Operative Documents, together with such other powers as are reasonably incidental thereto. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary elsewhere in this Participation Agreement, the Administrative Agent shall not have any duties or responsibilities, except those expressly set forth herein and in the other Operative Documents, or any fiduciary relationship with any Participant or any other party to the Operative Documents, and no implied covenants, functions, responsibilities, duties, obligations or liabilities shall be read into this Participation Agreement or any other Operative Document or otherwise exist against the Administrative Agent.

 

Section 16.2.                              Delegation of Duties .  The Administrative Agent may execute any of its duties under this Participation Agreement and the other Operative Documents by or through agents or attorneys-in-fact and shall be entitled to advice of counsel concerning all matters pertaining to such duties. The Administrative Agent shall not be responsible for the negligence or misconduct of agents or attorneys-in-fact selected by it with reasonable care.

 

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Section 16.3.                              Exculpatory Provisions .  Neither the Administrative Agent (in its capacity as such) nor any of its officers, directors, employees, agents, attorneys-in-fact or Affiliates shall be (a) liable for any action lawfully taken or omitted to be taken by it or such Person under or in connection with this Participation Agreement or any other Operative Document, except for its or such Person’s own willful misconduct or gross negligence (or negligence in the handling of funds) or (b) responsible in any manner to any Participant or any other party to the Operative Documents for any recitals, statements, representations or warranties made by the Lessor or the Lessee or the Guarantors or any officer thereof contained in this Participation Agreement or any other Operative Document or in any certificate, report, statement or other document referred to or provided for in, or received by the Administrative Agent under or in connection with, this Participation Agreement or any other Operative Document, or for the value, validity, effectiveness, genuineness, enforceability or sufficiency of this Participation Agreement or any other Operative Document or for any failure of the Lessor or the Lessee or the Guarantors to perform their respective obligations hereunder or thereunder. The Administrative Agent shall not be under any obligation to any Participant or any other party to the Operative Documents to ascertain or to inquire as to the observance or performance of any of the agreements contained in, or conditions of, this Participation Agreement or any other Operative Document, or to inspect the properties, books or records of the Lessor, the Guarantors or the Lessee.

 

Section 16.4.                              Reliance by Administrative Agent .  The Administrative Agent shall be entitled to rely, and shall be fully protected in relying, upon any Note, Lessor Amount, writing, resolution, notice, consent, certificate, affidavit, letter, facsimile message, statement, order or other document or other written communication believed by it to be genuine and correct and to have been signed, sent or made by the proper Person or Persons and upon advice and statements of legal counsel (including, without limitation, counsel to the Lessor or the Lessee), independent accountants and other experts selected by the Administrative Agent.  The Administrative Agent may deem and treat the payee of any Note or Lessor Amount as the owner thereof for all purposes unless a written notice of assignment, negotiation or transfer thereof shall have been filed with the Administrative Agent, in accordance with the Loan Agreement or this Participation Agreement, as applicable.  The Administrative Agent shall be fully justified in failing or refusing to take any action under this Participation Agreement or any other Operative Document unless it shall first receive the advice or concurrence of the Required Participants, or it shall first be indemnified to its reasonable satisfaction by the applicable Participants against any and all liability and expense which may be incurred by it by reason of taking or continuing to take any such action.  The Administrative Agent shall in all cases be fully protected in acting, or in refraining from acting, under this Participation Agreement and the other Operative Documents in accordance with a request of the Required Participants, and such request and any action taken or failure to act pursuant thereto shall be binding upon all the Participants and all future transferees.  Wherever in the Operative Documents the consent or approval of the Administrative Agent is required, in giving any such consent or approval the Administrative Agent may rely upon, or make its approval subject to, the directions of or consent or approval from the Required Participants.

 

Section 16.5.                              Notice of Default .  The Administrative Agent shall not be deemed to have knowledge or notice of the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default unless the Administrative Agent has received written notice from a Participant referring to this Participation

 

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Agreement, describing such Default or Event of Default and stating that such notice is a “notice of default”.  In the event that the Administrative Agent receives such a notice, the Administrative Agent shall promptly give notice thereof to the Participants, Lessor and the Lessee. The Administrative Agent shall take such action with respect to such Default or Event of Default as shall be directed by the Required Participants; provided , however , that unless and until the Administrative Agent shall have received such directions, the Administrative Agent may (but shall not be obligated to) take such action, or refrain from taking such action, with respect to such Default or Event of Default as it shall deem advisable in the best interests of the Participants , subject to any applicable terms of the Operative Documents.

 

Section 16.6.                              [ Reserved ] .

 

Section 16.7.                              Administrative Agent in Its Individual Capacity .  Each Participant acknowledges that Bank of America, N.A. is acting as Administrative Agent hereunder.  Bank of America, N.A. and its Affiliates may make loans to, issue letters of credit for the account of, accept deposits from, acquire equity interests in and generally engage in any kind of banking, trust, financial advisory, underwriting or other business with the Lessor, the Lessee and their Affiliates as though it was not the Administrative Agent hereunder and under the other Operative Documents and without notice to or consent of the Participants.  Each Participant acknowledges that, pursuant to such activities, Bank of America, N.A. or its Affiliates may receive information regarding the Lessee, the Guarantors, Lessor or their respective Affiliates (including information that may be subject to confidentiality obligations in favor of the Lessee, Lessor or their respective Affiliates) and acknowledges that such Persons shall be under no obligation to provide such information to them.

 

Section 16.8.                              Successor Administrative Agent .                  The Administrative Agent may resign at any time by giving thirty (30) days prior written notice thereof to the Participants and the Lessee and may be removed at any time with or without cause by the Required Participants.  Upon any such resignation or removal, the Required Participants shall have the right to appoint a successor Administrative Agent.  If no successor Administrative Agent shall have been so appointed by the Required Participants, and shall have accepted such appointment, within thirty (30) days after the retiring Administrative Agent’s giving of notice of resignation or the Required Participants’ removal of the retiring Administrative Agent, then the retiring Administrative Agent may, on behalf of the Participants, appoint a successor Administrative Agent, which shall be a commercial bank described in clause (i) or (ii) of the definition of Eligible Assignee with an office in New York, New York (or an Affiliate of any such bank) and have a combined capital and surplus of at least $150,000,000.  Upon the acceptance of any appointment as Administrative Agent hereunder by a successor Administrative Agent, such successor Administrative Agent shall thereupon succeed to and become vested with all the rights, powers, privileges and duties of the retiring Administrative Agent, and the retiring Administrative Agent shall be discharged from its duties and obligations under this Participation Agreement.  After any retiring Administrative Agent’s resignation or removal hereunder as Administrative Agent, the provisions of this Article XVI shall inure to its benefit as to any actions taken or omitted to be taken by it while it was Administrative Agent under this Participation Agreement.  Notwithstanding the foregoing if no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, then no successor Administrative Agent shall be appointed under this Section 16.8 without the prior

 

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written consent of the Lessee, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed.

 

Section 16.9.                              Non-Reliance on Administrative Agent .  Each Participant acknowledges that it has, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent or any of its Related Parties and based on such documents and information as it has deemed appropriate, made its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Participation Agreement. Each Participant also acknowledges that it will, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent or any of its Related Parties and based on such documents and information as it shall from time to time deem appropriate, continue to make its own decisions in taking or not taking action under or based upon this Participation Agreement, any other Operative Document or any related agreement or any document furnished hereunder or thereunder.

 

Section 16.10.                             Release of Collateral and Guarantors .  Administrative Agent and the Participants acknowledge and agree that Lessee shall be a third party beneficiary of Section 6.2 of the Loan Agreement with respect to the provisions set forth therein regarding the release of Liens and the Guaranty.

 

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[SIGNATURE PAGES FOLLOW]

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Participation Agreement to be duly executed by their respective officers or other authorized signatories thereunto duly authorized as of the day and year first above written.

 

 

OLD SAW MILL HOLDINGS LLC., as Lessee

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Dominick Agron

 

 

Name: Dominick Agron

 

 

Title: Treasurer

 

[Signature Page to Participation Agreement]

 



 

 

BA LEASING BSC, LLC, as Lessor

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Terri J. Preston

 

 

Name: Terri J. Preston

 

 

Title: Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Participation Agreement]

 



 

 

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., not in its individual capacity, except as expressly stated herein, but solely as Administrative Agent

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Aamir Saleem

 

 

Name: Aamir Saleem

 

 

Title: Vice President

 

[Lenders’ signature pages to the Participation Agreement
are on file with the Lessee and the Administrative Agent]

 

[Signature Page to Participation Agreement]

 



 

DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION

 

(a)                                  Interpretation .  In each Operative Document, unless a clear contrary intention appears:

 

(i)                          the definitions of terms herein or in any Operative Document shall apply equally to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined;

 

(ii)                           any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s successors and assigns (subject to any applicable restrictions on assignment set forth in the Operative Documents) and, in the case of any Governmental Authority, any other Governmental Authority that shall have succeeded to any or all functions thereof, and any reference to a Person in a particular capacity excludes such Person in any other capacity or individually;

 

(iii)                            whenever the context may require, any pronoun shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms;

 

(iv)                          any definition of or reference to any agreement (including any Operative Document), instrument or other document in any Operative Document shall be construed as referring to such agreement, instrument or other document as from time to time amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified (subject to any applicable restrictions on such amendments, restatements, supplements or modifications set forth in the Operative Documents);

 

(v)                          any definition of or reference to any statute, rule or regulation or any other Applicable Law shall be construed as referring thereto as from time to time amended, supplemented or otherwise modified (including by succession of comparable successor laws);

 

(vi)                          reference in any Operative Document to any Article, Section, Appendix, Schedule or Exhibit means such Article or Section of such Operative Document or Appendix, Schedule or Exhibit to such Operative Document;

 

(vii)                           the words “herein”, “hereof” and “hereunder”, and words of similar import in any Operative Document, shall be construed to refer to such Operative Document in its entirety and not to any particular provision of such Operative Document;

 

(viii)                           the words “include”, “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation”;

 

(ix)                          relative to the determination of any period of time, “from” means “from and including” and “to”, “until” and “through” means “to but excluding”;

 

(x)                                  the word “law” shall be construed as referring to all statutes, rules, regulations, codes and other laws (including official rulings and interpretations

 

APPENDIX 1
(to Participation Agreement)

 



 

thereunder having the force of law or with which affected Persons customarily comply), and all judgments, orders and decrees, of all Governmental Authorities; and

 

(xi)                               the word “will” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word “shall”.

 

(b)                                   Accounting Terms ; GAAP; Pro Forma Calculations.

 

(i)                                      Except as otherwise expressly provided in any Operative Document, all terms of an accounting or financial nature shall be construed in accordance with GAAP, as in effect from time to time; provided that, if the Parent Guarantor or Lessee notifies the Administrative Agent that the Lessee requests an amendment to any provision of any Operative Document to eliminate the effect of any change occurring after the Document Closing Date in GAAP or in the application thereof on the operation of such provision (or if the Administrative Agent notifies the Lessee that the Required Participants request an amendment to any provision of any Operative Document for such purpose), regardless of whether any such notice is given before or after such change in GAAP or in the application thereof, then such provision shall be interpreted on the basis of GAAP as in effect and applied immediately before such change shall have become effective until such notice shall have been withdrawn or such provision amended in accordance herewith.  Notwithstanding any other provision contained in any Operative Document, (x) all terms of an accounting or financial nature used in any Operative Document shall be construed, and all computations of amounts and ratios referred to in any Operative Document shall be made (1) without giving effect to any election under Accounting Standards Codification 825-10-25 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification or Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) to value any Indebtedness or other liabilities of the Parent Guarantor or Lessee or any Subsidiary at “fair value”, as defined therein, and (2) without giving effect to any treatment of Indebtedness in respect of convertible debt instruments under Accounting Standards Codification 470-20 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification or Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) to value any such Indebtedness in a reduced or bifurcated manner as described therein, and such Indebtedness shall at all times be valued at the full stated principal amount thereof and (y) notwithstanding any modification or interpretative change to GAAP after the Bank Credit Agreement Effective Date (including without giving effect to any treatment of leases under Accounting Standards Codification 842 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification or Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect)), any obligations relating to (1) a lease that was or would have been accounted for by such Person as an operating lease as of the Bank Credit Agreement Effective Date, (2) any Specified Lease Arrangements of such Person or (3) any lease or arrangement similar to any of the foregoing entered into after the Bank Credit Agreement Effective Date by such Person or an Affiliate thereof, in each case of the foregoing, shall be deemed to be obligations relating to an operating lease and shall not constitute Capital Lease Obligations under the Operative Documents.

 

(ii)                                   All pro forma computations required to be made under any Operative Document giving effect to any Acquisition or disposition, or issuance, incurrence or

 



 

assumption of Indebtedness, or other transaction shall in each case be calculated after giving pro forma effect thereto (and, in the case of any pro forma computation made under any Operative Document, to determine whether such Acquisition, disposition or issuance, incurrence or assumption of Indebtedness or other transaction is permitted to be consummated under the Participation Agreement or Guaranty) immediately after giving effect to such Acquisition, disposition or issuance, incurrence or assumption of Indebtedness (and to any other such transaction consummated since the first day of the period for which such pro forma computation is being made and on or prior to the date of such computation) as if such transaction had occurred on the first day of the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters ending with the most recent fiscal quarter for which financial statements shall have been delivered pursuant to Section 8(a)(i) or 8(a)(ii) of the Guaranty (or, prior to the delivery of any such financial statements, ending with the last fiscal quarter included in the financial statements delivered pursuant to Section 6.1(xviii) of the Participation Agreement), and, to the extent applicable, to the historical earnings and cash flows associated with the assets acquired or disposed of, any related incurrence or reduction of Indebtedness and any related cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies, all in accordance with (and, in the case of cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies, to the extent permitted by) Article 11 of Regulation S-X under the Securities Act; provided that no pro forma computation required to be made under any Operative Document shall make or result in any pro forma adjustment to Consolidated EBITDA for any Drug Acquisition or Exclusive License. If any Indebtedness bears a floating rate of interest and is being given pro forma effect, the interest on such Indebtedness shall be calculated as if the rate in effect on the date of determination had been the applicable rate for the entire period (taking into account any Swap Agreement applicable to such Indebtedness).

 

(c)                                   Conflict in Operative Documents .  If there is any conflict between any Operative Documents, such Operative Document shall be interpreted and construed, if possible, so as to avoid or minimize such conflict, but, to the extent (and only to the extent) of such conflict, (i) the Participation Agreement shall prevail and control or (ii) if such conflict is between the Lease and any other Operative Document other than the Participation Agreement, the Lease shall prevail and control.

 

(d)                                   Legal Representation of the Parties .  The Operative Documents were negotiated by the parties with the benefit of legal representation and any rule of construction or interpretation otherwise requiring the Operative Document to be construed or interpreted against any party shall not apply to any construction or interpretation hereof or thereof.

 

(e)                                   Defined Terms .  Unless a clear contrary intention appears, terms defined herein have the respective indicated meanings when used in each Operative Document.

 

“Accelerated Lessor Rent Amount” is defined in Section 3.1(c) of the Lease.

 

“Acceleration” is defined in Section 5.2(a) of the Loan Agreement.

 



 

“Acquisition” means (i) any acquisition (whether by purchase, merger, consolidation or otherwise) or series of related acquisitions by the Parent Guarantor or any Subsidiary of (a) all or substantially all the assets of (or all or substantially all the assets constituting a business unit, division, product line (including rights in respect of any drug or other pharmaceutical product) or line of business of) any Person, or (b) all or substantially all the Equity Interests in a Person or division or line of business of a Person, (ii) a Drug Acquisition or (iii) an Exclusive License to develop and commercialize a drug or other product line of any Person.

 

“Acquisition Holiday” is defined in Section 9(f) of the Guaranty.

 

“Administrative Agent” means Bank of America, N.A., in its capacity as administrative agent under the Participation Agreement, or any successor administrative agent pursuant to the terms of the Operative Documents.

 

Administrative Agent Fee Letter ” means the fee letter dated March 3, 2017, between Lessee and Administrative Agent.

 

Administrative Agent’s Policy ” is defined in Section 6.1(x ) of the Participation Agreement.

 

“Advance” means the advance by Lessor to the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Lessee, of amounts Funded by the Participants pursuant to Article III of the Participation Agreement.

 

Advance Request ” is defined in Section 3.3 of the Participation Agreement.

 

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

 

Affiliate Transferee ” is defined in Article VI of the Lease.

 

After Tax Basis ” means, with respect to any payment to be received (to the extent the receipt of such payment constitutes taxable income to such recipient), the amount of such payment increased so that, after deduction of the amount of all Taxes (including any Taxes payable by reason of inclusion of such amount in income otherwise excluded by the definition of Impositions, and assuming for this purpose that the recipient of such payment is subject to taxation at the highest Federal and applicable state and local marginal rates applicable to such recipient for the year in which such income is taxable) required to be paid by the recipient (less any tax savings , credits, deductions or other quantifiable tax benefits that are reasonably expected to be realized, utilizing the same tax rate assumptions as set forth in the immediately preceding parenthetical phrase, and the present value of any tax savings projected, utilizing the same tax rate assumptions as set forth in the immediately preceding parenthetical phrase, that are reasonably expected to be realized by the recipient as a result of the payment of the indemnified amount) with respect to the receipt by the recipient of such amounts, such increased payment (as so reduced) is equal to the payment otherwise required to be made.

 



 

“Aggregate Commitment Amount” means Seven Hundred Twenty Million Dollars ($720,000,000.00).

 

“ALTA” means the American Land Title Association or any successor thereto.

 

“Alternate Base Rate” means, on any date with respect to any Loan or Lessor Amount, a fluctuating rate of interest per annum equal to the higher of (A) the rate of interest most recently announced by Bank of America, N.A. in the United States from time to time as its “prime rate”, and (B) the Federal Funds Effective Rate most recently determined by Administrative Agent plus .50% per annum, plus the Applicable Margin.  If either of the aforesaid rates or their equivalent changes from time to time after the Document Closing Date, the Alternate Base Rate shall be automatically increased or decreased, if appropriate and as the case may be, without notice to Lessee or any Participant, effective from and including the effective date of such change.  The “prime rate” is a rate set by Bank of America, N.A. based upon various factors including Bank of America, N.A.’s 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 announced rate. Any change in such prime rate announced by Bank of America, N.A. shall take effect at the opening of business on the day specified in the public announcement of such change.

 

Annual Modification Cap ” is defined in Section 10.1(b) of the Lease.

 

“Anti-Corruption Laws” means the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder, and all similar laws, rules, and regulations of any jurisdiction applicable to Parent Guarantor or its Subsidiaries from time to time concerning or relating to bribery or corruption.

 

“Applicable Laws” means, collectively, all international, foreign, Federal, state and local statutes, treaties, rules, guidelines, regulations (including Environmental Laws), ordinances, codes and administrative or judicial precedents or authorities, including official rulings and interpretations thereof by any Governmental Authority charged with the enforcement, interpretation or administration thereof having the force of law or with which affected Persons customarily comply, and all applicable orders, judgments, directed duties, requests, licenses, authorizations and permits of, and agreements with, any Governmental Authority.

 

Applicable Lending Office ” means, for each Participant, the office , branch, affiliate or correspondent bank of such Participant set forth as the Applicable Lending Office for such Participant on Schedule III to the Participation Agreement, as applicable, or such other office, branch, affiliate or correspondent bank of such Participant (or of an Affiliate of such Participant) as such Participant may from time to time specify to the Administrative Agent and Lessee by written notice as the office from which its Loans or Lessor Amount, as applicable, and accruing Interest or Yield, as applicable, at the LIBO Rate are made available and maintained.

 

“Applicable Margin” means, for any day, with respect to the Loans and the Lessor Amount, as the case may be, the applicable rate per annum set forth below under the caption

 



 

“Applicable Margin for Loans” or “Applicable Margin for Lessor Amount”, as the case may be, based upon the Pricing Level applicable on such date:

 

PRICING LEVEL

 

APPLICABLE
MARGIN FOR LOANS

 

APPLICABLE MARGIN
FOR LESSOR AMOUNT

 

I.

 

1.375

%

1.675

%

II.

 

1.500

%

1.800

%

III.

 

1.625

%

1.925

%

IV.

 

1.750

%

2.050

%

 

For purposes hereof: (i) Pricing Level I and Ratings Level A are equivalent and correspond to each other, and they are the highest levels for purposes of this definition, (ii) Pricing Level II, Leverage Level 2 and Ratings Level B are equivalent and correspond to each other, and they are the second highest levels for purposes of this definition, (iii) Pricing Level III, Leverage Level 3 and Ratings Level C are equivalent and correspond to each other, and they are the third highest levels for purposes of this definition and (iv) Pricing Level IV, Leverage Level 4 and Ratings Level D are equivalent and correspond to each other, and they are the lowest levels for purposes of this definition.

 

At any time of determination, the Pricing Level shall be determined by reference to the higher of the Leverage Level and the Ratings Level then in effect (or if Ratings Level A is then in effect, solely by reference to Ratings Level A).

 

Leverage Level Determination

 

LEVERAGE
LEVEL

 

TOTAL LEVERAGE RATIO

1.

 

N/A

2.

 

< 1.00 to 1.00

3.

 

> 1.00 to 1.00 but < 2.00 to 1.00

4.

 

> 2.00 to 1.00

 

Unless Ratings Level A is then in effect, if at any time the Parent Guarantor fails to deliver the Financials on or before the date such Financials are due pursuant to Section 8(a ) of the Guaranty, Leverage Level 4 shall be deemed applicable for the period commencing three (3) Business Days after such required date of delivery and ending on the date which is three (3) Business Days after

 



 

such Financials are actually delivered, after which the Leverage Level shall be determined in accordance with this definition, as applicable.

 

Except as otherwise provided in the paragraph below or in the immediately preceding paragraph, adjustments, if any, to the Leverage Level then in effect shall be effective three (3) Business Days after the Administrative Agent has received the applicable Financials (it being understood and agreed that each change in Leverage Level shall apply during the period commencing on the effective date of such change and ending on the date immediately preceding the effective date of the next such change).

 

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in this definition, Leverage Level 2 shall be deemed to be applicable until the Administrative Agent’s receipt of the applicable financial statements for the Parent Guarantor’s first full fiscal quarter ending after the Document Closing Date and adjustments to the Leverage Level then in effect shall thereafter be effected in accordance with the terms of this definition.

 

Ratings Level Determination

 

RATINGS LEVEL

 

INDEX DEBT RATING
(S&P/MOODY’S)

A.

 

BBB+/Baa1 or higher

B.

 

BBB/Baa2

C.

 

BBB-/Baa3

D.

 

BB+/Ba1 or lower

 

For purposes of the foregoing, (i) if neither Moody’s nor S&P shall have in effect a rating for the Index Debt (other than by reason of the circumstances referred to in the last sentence of this definition), then such rating agency shall be deemed to have established a Ratings Level in Level D; (ii) if the ratings established or deemed to have been established by Moody’s and S&P for the Index Debt shall fall within different Ratings Levels, the Ratings Level shall be based on the higher of the two ratings unless one of the two ratings is two or more Ratings Levels lower than the other, in which case the Ratings Level shall be determined by reference to the Ratings Level next below that of the higher of the two ratings; (iii) if only one of S&P and Moody’s shall have in effect a rating for the Index Debt, the Ratings Level shall be determined by reference to the available rating; and (iv) if the ratings established or deemed to have been established by Moody’s and S&P for the Index Debt shall be changed (other than as a result of a change in the rating system of Moody’s or S&P), such change shall be effective as of the date on which it is first announced by the applicable rating agency, irrespective of when notice of such change shall have been furnished by the Parent Guarantor to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 8(a)(v)  of the Guaranty or otherwise. Each change in the Ratings Level shall apply during the period commencing on the effective date of such change and ending on the date immediately preceding the effective date of the next such change. If the rating system of Moody’s or S&P

 



 

shall change, or if either such rating agency shall cease to be in the business of rating corporate debt obligations, the Lessee and the Participants shall negotiate in good faith to amend this definition to reflect such changed rating system or the unavailability of ratings from such rating agency and, pending the effectiveness of any such amendment, the Ratings Level shall be determined by reference to the rating most recently in effect prior to such change or cessation.

 

“Appraisal” is defined in Section 6.1(v) of the Participation Agreement.

 

“Appraiser” means National Property Valuation Advisors, Inc., or any third party appraiser appointed as a successor thereto by the Lessor, which successor shall be a Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute and shall carry the “MAI” designation from the Appraisal Institute.

 

“Appurtenant Rights” means, with respect to the Site, (i) all agreements, easements, rights of way or use, rights of ingress or egress, privileges, appurtenances, tenements, and other rights and benefits at any time belonging or pertaining to the Site or the Improvements thereon, including, without limitation, the use of any streets, ways, alleys, vaults or strips of land adjoining, abutting, adjacent or contiguous to the Site and (ii) all permits, licenses and rights, whether or not of record, appurtenant to the Site, but in any such case, excluding any Excluded Property.

 

“Arranger ” means BALC, in its capacity as such.

 

Arranger Fee ” means the “Arrangement Fee” (as defined in the Arranger Fee Letter) payable to the Arranger pursuant to the Arranger Fee Letter.

 

Arranger Fee Letter ” means that certain Engagement Letter between the Arranger and Parent Guarantor dated December 29, 2016.

 

Assignment Agreement ” means an assignment and assumption agreement entered into by a Participant and an assignee or transferee (with the consent of any party whose consent is required by Section 12.1 of the Participation Agreement), and accepted by the Administrative Agent, substantially in the form of Exhibit E to the Participation Agreement or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent and the Lessee.

 

Assignment of Leases ” means that certain Amended, Restated and Consolidated Mortgage, Assignment of Leases and Security Agreement, dated as of March 3, 2017, by Lessor and Lessee in favor of Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Lenders.

 

Assignment of Purchase Agreement” means that certain Assignment of Right to Receive Deed , dated as of March 3, 2017, between Lessee and Lessor.

 

“BALC” means Banc of America Leasing & Capital, LLC.

 

Bank Credit Agreement ” means that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of March 19, 2015, among Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the Subsidiary Borrowers (as such term is

 



 

defined therein) party thereto from time to time, the lenders party thereto from time to time, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, and Bank of America, N.A. and U.S. Bank National Association, as co-syndication agents, as the same may be amended, restated, modified, supplemented, extended or replaced.

 

Bank Credit Agreement Effective Date ” means March 19, 2015.

 

Bank Credit Agreement Specified Loan Party ” means any borrower or guarantor under the Bank Credit Agreement that is (a) a Foreign Subsidiary, (b) a Domestic Foreign Holdco Subsidiary or (c) a Domestic Subsidiary whose Equity Interests are owned directly or indirectly by a CFC.

 

“Bankruptcy Code” means the Bankruptcy Code in Title 11 of the United States Code, as amended.

 

“Base Term” is defined in Section 2.3 of the Lease.

 

“Base Term Commencement Date” means the Document Closing Date.

 

“Basic Rent” means, for any Payment Date on which Basic Rent is due, an amount equal to the sum of the aggregate amount of Interest and Yield payable under the Operative Documents on such date on the Notes and the Lessor Amount in respect of the applicable Interest Period.

 

“Basic Rent Adjustment” is defined in Section 3.1(c) of the Lease.

 

“Beneficiary” and “Beneficiaries” is defined in Section 1 of the Guaranty.

 

“Benefitted Lender” is defined in Section 8.6 of the Loan Agreement.

 

“Borrower” means Lessor, in its capacity as borrower under the Loan Agreement.

 

“Break Costs” means an amount equal to the amount, if any, required to compensate Lessor or any Lender for any additional losses (including, without limitation, any loss, cost or expense incurred by reason of the liquidation or reemployment of deposits or funds acquired by Lessor or any Lender to fund its obligations under the Operative Documents, but excluding loss of anticipated profits) it may reasonably incur as a result of (w) the exercise by Lessor of the purchase option set forth in Section 2.10 of the Loan Agreement, (x) the Lessee’s payment of Basic Rent other than on a Payment Date, or (y) any conversion of the LIBO Rate during an Interest Period pursuant to and in accordance with the Operative Documents.  A statement as to the amount of such loss, cost or expense, prepared in good faith and in reasonable detail and submitted by Lessor or any Lender, as the case may be, to the Lessee, shall be presumed correct absent demonstrable error.

 

“Business Day” means (i) each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday which is not a day on which banks in New York, New York are generally authorized or obligated, by law or executive order, to close and (ii) relative to any determination of the LIBO

 



 

Rate, any day which is a Business Day under clause (i) and is also a day on which dealings in Dollars are carried on in the London interbank Eurodollar market.

 

“Capital Lease Obligations” of any Person means the obligations of such Person to pay rent or other amounts under any lease of (or other arrangement conveying the right to use) real or personal property, or a combination thereof, which obligations are required to be classified and accounted for as capital lease obligations on a balance sheet of such Person under GAAP, and the amount of such obligations shall be the capitalized amount thereof determined in accordance with GAAP.  The foregoing is subject to clause (b) of this Appendix 1 to the Participation Agreement.

 

“Casualty” means an event of damage or casualty relating to any portion of the Leased Property.

 

“CFC” means a Person that is a “controlled foreign corporation” within the meaning of section 957 of the Code.

 

“CFC Debt” means, with respect to any Person, any Indebtedness or accounts receivable that is owed, or treated as owed for United States federal income tax purposes, by any CFC to such Person.

 

“Change in Control” means (a) the acquisition of ownership, directly or indirectly, beneficially or of record, by any Person or “group” (within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules of the SEC thereunder, each as in effect on the Document Closing Date) of Equity Interests representing more than 50% of the aggregate ordinary voting power represented by the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of the Parent Guarantor; (b) within any period of 24 consecutive months, occupation of a majority of the seats (other than vacant seats) on the board of directors of the Parent Guarantor other than by individuals who were (i) directors at the beginning of such period, (ii) nominated by the board of directors of the Parent Guarantor or (iii) appointed (or, in the case of a vacancy, elected) by directors so nominated, in each case which nomination or appointment (or, in the case of a vacancy, election) to such board of directors was made by individuals referred to in the foregoing clauses (i), (ii) or (iii) constituting at the time of such nomination or appointment (or, in the case of a vacancy, election) at least a majority of such board; (c) the occurrence of a change in control, or other similar provision, as defined in any agreement or instrument evidencing any Material Indebtedness, that has triggered a default under or mandatory prepayment of such Material Indebtedness, which default or mandatory prepayment has not been waived in writing; (d) the Parent Guarantor ceases to (1) Control, directly or indirectly, Lessee or (2) own, directly or indirectly, 100% (other than (x) directors’ qualifying shares; (y) shares issued to foreign nationals to the extent required by applicable law; and (z) shares held by a Person on trust for, or otherwise where the beneficial interest is held by, the Parent Guarantor (directly or indirectly)) of the ordinary voting and economic interests in Lessee’s issued and outstanding Equity Interests; or (e) the Parent Guarantor ceases to (1) Control, directly or indirectly, any Subsidiary Guarantor that is also a borrower under the Bank Credit Agreement or (2) own, directly or indirectly, 100% (other than (x) directors’ qualifying shares; (y) shares issued to foreign nationals to the extent required by applicable law; and (z) shares held by a Person on trust for, or otherwise where the

 



 

beneficial interest is held by, the Parent Guarantor (directly or indirectly)) of the ordinary voting and economic interests in the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of any Subsidiary Guarantor that is also a borrower under the Bank Credit Agreement, in any such case of this subclause (e), unless (i) a notice of termination of such Subsidiary Guarantor as a borrower under the Bank Credit Agreement (x) has become effective with respect to such Subsidiary Guarantor in accordance with the Bank Credit Agreement, or (y) will become effective with respect to such Subsidiary Guarantor substantially concurrently with any transaction permitted by the Operative Documents pursuant to which such Subsidiary Guarantor ceases to be a wholly-owned Subsidiary of the Parent Guarantor or (ii) such event under this subclause (e) does not constitute or has been waived as a “change in control” under the Bank Credit Agreement.

 

“Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act” means the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000 (HR 1658), Pub. L. No. 106-185, 106th Cong. (2000), as amended.

 

“Claims” means any and all obligations, liabilities, losses, actions, suits, judgments, enforcement actions, proceedings, damages, penalties, fines, claims, demands, settlements, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable legal fees and expenses) of any nature whatsoever; provided , however , “Claims” shall not include Taxes.

 

Closing Date Material Adverse Effect ” means a material adverse effect on (a) the operations, financial condition or business of Parent Guarantor and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole, or (b) the ability of (i) Lessee to perform its material obligations under the Operative Documents (taken as a whole) or (ii) the Lessee and the Guarantors, taken as a whole, to perform their material obligations under the Operative Documents (taken as a whole).

 

“Code” means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

 

“Collaboration Arrangement” means any license, sublicense, lease, sublease, collaboration agreement or other profit-loss sharing arrangement relating to the discovery, research, development, manufacture or commercialization of any drug, product line or service.

 

“Collateral” means all of Lessee’s right, title and interest in (i) the Leased Property, (ii) the Purchase Agreement, (iii) contracts and warranties relating to the Leased Property, (iv) the Security Property, (v) any rights to rebates, offset or other warranty payments, or assignment under a purchase order, invoice or purchase agreement with any manufacturer of or contractor for any portion of the Collateral, (vi) all insurance policies required to be maintained pursuant to the Lease, and (vii) all products, excess successions, subleases, rents, issues, profits, products, returns, income and proceeds of and from any or all of the foregoing (including proceeds from any of the foregoing), and to the extent not otherwise included, all payments under insurance (whether or not Lessee is the loss payee thereof) or any indemnity, warranty or guarantee payable by reason of loss or damage to or otherwise with respect to any of the foregoing, in any such case, excluding any Excluded Property.

 

“Commitment” means (i) as to any Lender, its Loan Commitment, and (ii) as to Lessor, its Lessor Commitment.

 



 

Commitment Percentage ” means, (i) with respect to Lessor, the percentage of the Aggregate Commitment Amount represented by the Lessor Commitment (and the initial Commitment Percentage of the Lessor is set forth opposite Lessor’s name under the heading “Commitment Percentage (of the Aggregate Commitment Amount)” on Schedule I to the Participation Agreement) and (ii) with respect to any Lender, the percentage of the Aggregate Commitment Amount represented by such Lender’s Loan Commitment (and the initial Commitment Percentage of each Lender is set forth opposite such Lender’s name under the heading “Commitment Percentage (of the Aggregate Commitment Amount)” on Schedule II to the Participation Agreement), in each case, as such schedule may be amended or modified from time to time pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Participation Agreement.

 

Condemnation ” means any condemnation, requisition, confiscation, seizure or other taking or sale of the use or title to the Leased Property or any part thereof in, by or on account of any eminent domain proceeding or other action by any Governmental Authority under the power of eminent domain or otherwise or any transfer in lieu of or in anticipation thereof.  A Condemnation shall be deemed to have “occurred” on the earliest of the dates that use or title is taken or transferred.

 

“Consolidated EBITDA” means, with reference to any period and without duplication, an amount equal to (a) Consolidated Net Income, plus (b) to the extent deducted in determining Consolidated Net Income, (i) Consolidated Interest Expense, (ii) income tax expenses, (iii) depreciation, (iv) amortization, (v) non-cash charges, expenses or losses (including any non-cash charges attributable to impairment of goodwill or other intangible assets or impairment of long-lived assets and non-cash expenses related to equity-based compensation, benefits or incentives), (vi) extraordinary, non-recurring or unusual charges, expenses or losses (including, without limitation, with respect to restructuring activities, consolidations, integration, headcount reductions or other similar actions, including severance charges in respect of employee terminations) and in an aggregate amount not in excess of $50,000,000 during any such period, (vii) losses due to fluctuations in currency exchange rates, (viii) unrealized losses under Swap Agreements, (ix) net after-tax losses (including all fees and expenses or charges relating thereto) on any sale or disposition of any asset of the Parent Guarantor or any of its Subsidiaries outside of the ordinary course of business and net after-tax losses from discontinued operations, (x) net after-tax losses (including all fees and expenses or charges relating thereto) on the retirement or extinguishment of debt, (xi) write-off of non-cash deferred revenue in connection with purchase accounting adjustments applied in respect of any Acquisition (it being understood that such non-cash deferred revenue shall be recognized in such period(s) as it would have been recognized but for such Acquisition), (xii) out-of-pocket fees, expenses and other transaction costs paid to unaffiliated third parties in connection with any actual or proposed Acquisitions, merger, joint venture, Collaboration Arrangements, other investments, sales or dispositions of assets, incurrence of indebtedness and issuance of Equity Interests or other securities by the Parent Guarantor or any of its Subsidiaries, in each case, to the extent incurred within twelve (12) months of the completion or abandonment (as applicable) of such transactions and so long as such transactions are not prohibited under the Operative Documents and whether or not consummated, (xiii) charges or losses that are, or could reasonably be expected to be, reimbursed or covered by insurance policies or contractual indemnities and not disputed by the insurer or contractual indemnitor thereunder, in each case so long as such amounts are actually reimbursed

 



 

to the Parent Guarantor or applicable Subsidiary in cash within two (2) fiscal quarters after the related amount is first added to Consolidated EBITDA pursuant to this clause (xiii) (and if not so reimbursed within two (2) fiscal quarters, such amount shall be deducted from Consolidated EBITDA during the next applicable period), and (xiv) acquired in-process research and development expenditures, minus (c) to the extent included in Consolidated Net Income, (1) interest income, (2) income tax credits and refunds (to the extent not netted from income tax expense), (3) any cash payments made during such period in respect of items described in clauses (v) or (xi) above subsequent to the fiscal quarter in which the relevant non-cash expenses or losses were incurred, (4) non-cash or extraordinary, unusual or non-recurring income or gains, (5) gains due to fluctuations in currency exchange rates, (6) unrealized gains under Swap Agreements, (7) net after-tax gains (less all fees and expenses or charges relating thereto) on any sale or disposition of any asset of the Parent Guarantor or any of its Subsidiaries outside of the ordinary course of business and net after-tax gains from discontinued operations (without reduction on account of any amounts added back in clause (b)(ii) of this definition) and (8) any net after-tax gains (less and fees and expenses or charges related thereto) on the retirement or extinguishment of debt, all calculated for the Parent Guarantor and its Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP on a consolidated basis.  For the purposes of calculating Consolidated EBITDA for any period of four consecutive fiscal quarters (each such period, a “Reference Period” ), (i) if at any time during such Reference Period the Parent Guarantor or any Subsidiary shall have made any Material Disposition, the Consolidated EBITDA for such Reference Period shall be reduced by an amount equal to the Consolidated EBITDA (if positive) attributable to the property that is the subject of such Material Disposition for such Reference Period or increased by an amount equal to the Consolidated EBITDA (if negative) attributable thereto for such Reference Period, and (ii) if during such Reference Period the Parent Guarantor or any Subsidiary shall have made a Material Acquisition and the Consolidated EBITDA attributable to the property that is the subject of such Material Acquisition is positive for such Reference Period, Consolidated EBITDA for such Reference Period shall be calculated after giving pro forma effect thereto as if such Material Acquisition occurred on the first day of such Reference Period.  As used in this definition, “Material Acquisition” means any acquisition of property or series of related acquisitions of property by the Parent Guarantor or any Subsidiary that (a) constitutes (i) assets comprising all or substantially all or any significant portion of a business or operating unit of a business, or (ii) all or substantially all of the common stock or other Equity Interests of a Person, and (b) involves the payment of consideration by the Parent Guarantor and its Subsidiaries in excess of $25,000,000 (calculated to include the aggregate amount of Indebtedness assumed in connection with such acquisition); and “Material Disposition” means any sale, transfer or disposition of property of the Parent Guarantor or any Subsidiary or series of related sales, transfers, or dispositions of property of the Parent Guarantor or such Subsidiary (other than any Exclusive License or transactions between or among any of the Parent Guarantor, the Guarantors, or any of their Subsidiaries (or any combination thereof)) that yields gross cash proceeds to the Parent Guarantor or any of its Subsidiaries in excess of $25,000,000 in the aggregate on or prior to the consummation thereof (and which, for the avoidance of doubt, shall not include any royalty, earnout, contingent payment or any other deferred payment that may be payable thereafter).

 

“Consolidated Interest Expense” means, with reference to any period, the excess of (a) the interest expense (including without limitation interest expense under Capital Lease

 



 

Obligations that is treated as interest in accordance with GAAP) of the Parent Guarantor and its Subsidiaries calculated on a consolidated basis for such period with respect to all outstanding Indebtedness of the Parent Guarantor and its Subsidiaries allocable to such period in accordance with GAAP (including, without limitation, all commissions, discounts and other fees and charges owed with respect to letters of credit and bankers acceptance financing and net costs under interest rate Swap Agreements to the extent such net costs are allocable to such period in accordance with GAAP) minus (b) to the extent included in clause (a) above, (i) non-cash amounts attributable to amortization of financing costs paid in a previous period, (ii) non-cash amounts attributable to amortization of debt discounts or accrued interest payable in kind for such period, (iii)  any break funding payment made pursuant to the Bank Credit Agreement and (iv) any interest expense in respect of any Operating Lease, including any interest, yield, rent or break funding payment (or similar obligations) paid or payable pursuant to any Operative Documents.  In the event that the Parent Guarantor or any Subsidiary shall have completed a Material Acquisition or a Material Disposition since the beginning of the relevant period, Consolidated Interest Expense shall be determined for such period on a pro forma basis as if such acquisition or disposition, and any related incurrence or repayment of Indebtedness, had occurred at the beginning of such period.

 

“Consolidated Net Income” means, with reference to any period, the net income (or loss) of the Parent Guarantor and its Subsidiaries calculated in accordance with GAAP on a consolidated basis (without duplication) for such period; provided that there shall be excluded any income (or loss) of any Person other than the Parent Guarantor or a Subsidiary, but any such income so excluded may be included in such period or any later period to the extent of any dividends, distributions or other payments actually paid in cash (or to the extent converted into cash) in the relevant period to the Parent Guarantor or any wholly-owned Subsidiary of the Parent Guarantor.

 

“Consolidated Net Worth” means, as of the date of any determination thereof, the consolidated stockholders’ equity of the Parent Guarantor and its Subsidiaries calculated on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP.

 

“Consolidated Total Indebtedness” means at any date the sum, without duplication, of (a) the aggregate Indebtedness of the Parent Guarantor and its Subsidiaries (other than intercompany Indebtedness among the Parent Guarantor and its Subsidiaries) that is of a type that would be reflected on a consolidated balance sheet of the Parent Guarantor prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP, (b) the aggregate amount of Indebtedness of the Parent Guarantor and its Subsidiaries relating to the maximum drawing amount of all letters of credit outstanding and bankers acceptances and (c) Indebtedness of the type referred to in clause (a) or (b) above of another Person (other than the Parent Guarantor or any Subsidiary) guaranteed by the Parent Guarantor or any of its Subsidiaries; provided that Consolidated Total Indebtedness (i) shall not include obligations in respect of letters of credit, bankers acceptances and similar obligations to the extent of the amount of collateral provided therefor as cash and/or cash equivalents and (ii) shall be subject, in all respects, to the limitations and exclusions set forth in the definition of Indebtedness, including as to the calculation of the amount of any limited recourse guarantee under clause (c) above.

 



 

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

 

Controlled Substances Act ” means 21 U.S.C. ch. 13, §801 et seq ., known as the Controlled Substances Act, as amended.

 

Cumulative Basic Rent Adjustment ” shall mean, as of a particular date, the sum of the Basic Rent Adjustments which have actually occurred as of such date.

 

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

 

Deed ” means the special warranty deed, executed by the Sellers and dated the Document Closing Date with respect to the Facility and fixtures existing on the Leased Property, sufficient to convey to Lessor good and marketable fee simple title thereto free of all Liens, other than Permitted Liens.

 

“Default” means any Event of Default or any condition, occurrence or event which, after notice or lapse of time or both, would, unless cured or waived, constitute an Event of Default.

 

“Deposit” means $57,000,000, which is the aggregate amount of deposits paid by Parent Guarantor to Sellers pursuant to the Purchase Agreement.

 

Disclosed Matters ” means any event, circumstance, condition or other matter disclosed in the reports and other documents furnished to or filed with the SEC by the Parent Guarantor and that are publicly available on or prior to the Document Closing Date or described on any schedule to the Purchase Agreement or any Operative Document.

 

“Disinterested Director” means, with respect to any Person and transaction, a member of the board of directors (or similar governing body) of such Person who does not have any material direct or indirect financial interest in or with respect to such transaction.  It is understood and agreed that no such Person shall be deemed to have a material indirect financial interest if such Person would not be deemed to have an “indirect material interest” within the meaning of Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

 

“Disregarded Entity” means any entity treated as disregarded as an entity separate from its owner under Treasury Regulations Section 301.7701-3.

 

“Document Closing Date” is defined in Section 2.1 of the Participation Agreement.

 

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

 



 

“Domestic Foreign Holdco Subsidiary” means a Domestic Subsidiary (a) substantially all of the assets of which consist of the Equity Interests of one or more CFCs or CFC Debt or (b) that is a Disregarded Entity that holds Equity Interests of one or more CFCs or CFC Debt, in the case of clause (a) above, so long as such Domestic Subsidiary (i) does not conduct any substantial business or activities other than the ownership of such Equity Interests or CFC Debt (except for immaterial assets and activities reasonably related or ancillary thereto) and (ii) does not incur, and is not otherwise liable for, any material Indebtedness or other material liabilities (other than intercompany indebtedness permitted pursuant to Section 9(a)(iii) of the Guaranty and, if such Domestic Subsidiary is a borrower under the Bank Credit Agreement, Indebtedness permitted pursuant to Section 9(a)(xxi) of the Guaranty).

 

“Domestic Subsidiary” means a Subsidiary organized under the laws of a jurisdiction located in the United States of America.

 

“Drug Acquisition” means any acquisition (including any license or any acquisition of any license) solely or primarily of all or any portion of the rights in respect of one or more drugs or pharmaceutical products, whether in development or on the market (including related intellectual property), but not of Equity Interests in any Person or any operating business unit.

 

“Early Termination Option” means the Lessee’s option to purchase all, but not less than all, of the Leased Property in accordance with the provisions of Section 18.1 of the Lease.

 

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

 

“Eligible Assignee ” means (a) any Participant or Affiliate or Subsidiary of a Participant, (b) any Person that is a lender or Affiliate or Subsidiary of a lender under the Bank Credit Agreement at the time of the proposed assignment pursuant to Section 12.1 of the Participation Agreement, (c) any other commercial bank, in any case of this clause (c), that (i) is approved by the Lessee (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) and (ii) either is a bank organized or licensed under the laws of the United States of America or any State thereof or has agreed to provide the information listed in Section 12.3 of the Participation Agreement (to the extent that it may lawfully be a Participant) or (d) any other financial institution, leasing company or “accredited investor” (as defined in Regulation D), in any case of this clause (d), that (i) is approved by the Lessee (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed), (ii) is primarily engaged in making, purchasing or otherwise investing in commercial loans or lease transactions in the ordinary course of its business and (iii) either is organized or licensed under the laws of the United States of America or any State thereof or has agreed to provide the information listed in Section 12.3 of the Participation Agreement (to the extent that it may lawfully be a Participant); provided that (x) after the Document Closing Date, Lessee’s consent or approval is not required pursuant to clause (a) or (b) or, with respect to clause (c) or (d), during the existence and continuation of an Event of Default and (y) none of Lessee or any of its

 



 

Affiliates or Subsidiaries shall qualify as an Eligible Assignee; provided further that in no event shall an Eligble Assignee be a natural person.

 

Environmental Audit ” means a Phase I environmental site assessment (the scope and performance of which meets or exceeds ASTM Standard E1527-13 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments:  Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process or any updates thereto) of the Site and any other environmental assesments, reports or information reasonably requested by Lessor in writing to Lessee promptly prior to the Document Closing Date, including, if recommended or necessitated by the Phase I environmental site assessment , a Phase II environmental site assessment.

 

Environmental Claims ” is defined in Section 13.7 of the Participation Agreement.

 

Environmental Laws ” means any Applicable Law relating to pollution, protection of the environment, natural resources or wildlife, or the protection of human health and safety from or release of Hazardous Materials, including, without limitation, laws relating to (i) the Release or threatened Release of Hazardous Materials and (ii) the manufacture, processing, distribution, use, treatment, storage, disposal, transport or handling of Hazardous Materials.

 

“Environmental Violation” means, with respect to the Leased Property, any activity, occurrence or condition that violates or results in non-compliance with any Environmental Law.

 

“Equipment” means equipment, apparatus, fittings and personal property of every kind and nature whatsoever purchased, leased or otherwise acquired by the Lessor using amounts advanced by the Participants pursuant to the Participation Agreement and now or subsequently attached to, contained in or used or usable in any way in connection with any operation or letting of the Leased Property, including, but without limiting the generality of the foregoing, all screens, awnings, storm doors and windows, heating, electrical, switch gear, uninterrupted power supply, and mechanical equipment, lighting, switchboards, plumbing, ventilation, air conditioning and air-cooling apparatus, refrigerating and incinerating equipment, escalators, generators, elevators, loading and unloading equipment and systems, laundry equipment, cleaning systems (including window cleaning apparatus), communications systems (including satellite dishes and antennae), sprinkler systems and other fire prevention and extinguishing apparatus and materials, security systems, motors, engines, machinery, pipes, pumps, tanks, conduits, fittings and fixtures of every kind and description.

 

“Equity Interests” means shares of capital stock, partnership interests, membership interests in a limited liability company, beneficial interests in a trust or other equity ownership interests in a Person, and any warrants, options or other similar rights entitling the holder thereof to purchase or acquire any of the foregoing.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, (a) Permitted Convertible Notes, (b) Permitted Call Spread Swap Agreements and (c) any Indebtedness that is convertible into Equity Interests and/or cash by reference to the value (howsoever defined or determined) of Equity Interests shall not constitute Equity Interests.

 

“ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended from time to time.

 



 

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

 

“ERISA Event” means (a) any “reportable event,” as defined in Section 4043 of ERISA or the regulations issued thereunder with respect to a Plan (other than an event for which the 30-day notice period is waived); (b) the existence with respect to any Plan of an “accumulated funding deficiency” (as defined in Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA), whether or not waived; (c) the filing pursuant to Section 412(d) of the Code or Section 303(d) of ERISA of an application for a waiver of the minimum funding standard with respect to any Plan; (d) the incurrence by the Parent Guarantor or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to the termination of any Plan; (e) the receipt by the Parent Guarantor or any ERISA Affiliate from the PBGC or a plan administrator of any written notice relating to an intention to terminate any Plan or Plans or to appoint a trustee to administer any Plan; (f) the incurrence by the Parent Guarantor or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any liability with respect to the withdrawal or partial withdrawal of the Parent Guarantor or any of its ERISA Affiliates from any Plan or Multiemployer Plan; or (g) the receipt by the Parent Guarantor or any ERISA Affiliate of any written notice, or the receipt by any Multiemployer Plan from the Parent Guarantor or any ERISA Affiliate of any written notice, concerning the imposition upon the Parent Guarantor or any of its ERISA Affiliates of Withdrawal Liability or a determination that a Multiemployer Plan is, or is expected to be, insolvent or in reorganization, within the meaning of Title IV of ERISA.

 

“Event of Default” is defined at Section 16.1 of the Lease.

 

“Event of Loss” means any Significant Casualty or Significant Condemnation.

 

“Excepted Payments” means:  (a) all indemnity payments or payments under any guaranty (including indemnity payments made pursuant to Article XIII of the Participation Agreement) to which any Participant or any of their respective Affiliates, agents, officers, directors or employees is entitled pursuant to the Operative Documents; (b) any amounts (other than Basic Rent or amounts payable by Lessee pursuant to Section 15.2 of the Lease or Article XVI or XVIII of the Lease) payable under any Operative Document to reimburse the Lessor or any of its Affiliates (including the reasonable expenses of the Lessor or such Affiliates incurred in connection with any such payment) for performing or complying with any of the obligations of the Lessee under and as permitted by any Operative Document; (c) any amount payable to any Participant by any transferee permitted under the Operative Documents of the interest of any Participant as the purchase price of the Participant’s interest (or a portion thereof); (d) any insurance proceeds (or payments with respect to self-insured risks or policy deductibles) under liability policies; (e) any insurance proceeds under policies maintained by the Administrative Agent or any Participant in accordance with Section 13.4 of the Lease; (f) Transaction Expenses or Fees paid or payable to or for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, the Arranger or any Participant; (g) all right, title and interest of the Lessor to the Leased Property or any portion thereof or any other property to the extent any of the foregoing has been released from the Liens of the Security Instruments following the payment of the Purchase

 



 

Amount or Lease Balance, as applicable; and (h) any payments in respect of interest to the extent attributable to payments referred to in clauses (a) through (g) above.

 

“Excepted Rights” means the Lessor’s right (a) to receive from Parent Guarantor, Lessee or the Administrative Agent all notices, certificates, reports, filings, opinions of counsel, copies of all documents and all information which the Parent Guarantor and/or Lessee is permitted or required to give or furnish to the “Lessor” pursuant to the Lease or any other Operative Document, (b) to exercise the inspection rights provided for in Section 4.2 of the Lease, (c) to give any demand notice under Section 16.1 of the Lease and to demand payment from the Lessee under the Lease in default in respect thereof and to retain the right to cause the Lessee to take any action and execute and deliver such documents and assurances as the “Lessor” may from time to time reasonably request pursuant to Article XVI of the Lease and (d) Lessor’s rights under Section 15.5 of the Participation Agreement.

 

Excluded Property ” means (a) “Reserved Company Assets” and “Excluded Contracts” as such terms are defined in the Purchase Agreement, (b) computer software, (c) all furniture, furnishings, fixtures, equipment, vehicles, tools, and tangible personal property of every kind and description owned by or leased to (other than by the Lessee) any of the tenants, (d) any other personal property listed on Schedule 1.32 to the Purchase Agreement, (e) Lessee Property, (f)  any lease (other than a sublease of Leased Property), license, contract or agreement to which Lessee is a party or under which Lessee has rights, and any of its rights or interests thereunder, if and to the extent that a security interest (i) is prohibited by or in violation of any Applicable Law, or (ii) is prohibited by or in violation of any term, provision or condition of any such lease, license, contract or agreement or creates a right of termination in favor of any other party thereto other than the Lessee or any of its Subsidiaries (unless such Applicable Law, term, provision or condition would be rendered ineffective with respect to the creation of the security interest under the applicable Operative Documents pursuant to Sections 9-406, 9-407, 9-408 or 9-409 of the UCC (or any successor provision or provisions) of any relevant jurisdiction or any other applicable law (including the Bankruptcy Code) or principles of equity); provided , however , that, to the extent such lease, license, contract or agreement would otherwise constitute Collateral but for this clause (f), Collateral shall include (and such security interest shall attach) immediately at such time as the contractual or legal prohibition shall no longer be applicable thereto and to the extent severable, shall attach immediately to any portion of such lease, license, contract or agreement (that would otherwise constitute Collateral but for this clause (f)) not subject to the prohibitions specified in (i) or (ii) above; provided, further , that the exclusions referred to in this clause (f) shall not include any Proceeds of any such lease, license, contract or agreement that would otherwise constitute Collateral but for this clause (f) (to the extent such Proceeds do not otherwise constitute Excluded Property).

 

“Excluded Subsidiary” means (a) any Domestic Foreign Holdco Subsidiary, (b) any Domestic Subsidiary whose Equity Interests are owned directly or indirectly by a CFC, (c) any Subsidiary that is prohibited by applicable law or contractual obligations (other than any contractual obligation in favor of the Parent Guarantor or any of its Subsidiaries) existing on the Document Closing Date (or, in the case of any newly acquired Subsidiary, in existence at the time of acquisition but not entered into in contemplation thereof) from guaranteeing the Obligations or if guaranteeing the Obligations would require governmental (including

 



 

regulatory) consent, approval, license or authorization (unless such consent, approval, license or authorization has been obtained), (d) any captive insurance company and (e) any Domestic Subsidiary that , at the applicable time of determination, (i) does not constitute a Material Subsidiary, (ii) is not a borrower or guarantor under the Bank Credit Agreement at such time and (iii) is not required to be a guarantor under the Bank Credit Agreement at such time.

 

“Exclusive License” means any license to develop and commercialize a drug or other product line of any Person with a term greater than five (5) years and made on an exclusive basis.

 

“Existing Lease” means, collectively:

 

(a)                                  that certain Lease dated as of December 21, 2006, by and between BMR-Landmark at Eastview LLC and the Parent Guarantor, as amended by that certain First Amendment to Lease dated as of October 24, 2007, that certain Second Amendment to Lease dated as of September 30, 2008, that certain Third Amendment to Lease dated as of April 29, 2009, that certain Fourth Amendment to Lease dated as of December 3, 2009, that certain Fifth Amendment to Lease dated as of February 11, 2010, that certain Sixth Amendment to Lease dated as of June 4, 2010, that certain Seventh Amendment to Lease dated as of December 22, 2010, that certain Eighth Amendment to Lease dated as of August 1, 2011, that certain Ninth Amendment to Lease dated as of September 30, 2011, that certain Tenth Amendment to Lease dated as of October 25, 2012, that certain Eleventh Amendment to Lease dated as of April 3, 2013, that certain Twelfth Amendment to Lease dated as of May 31, 2013, that certain Thirteenth Amendment to Lease dated as of May 31, 2013, that certain Fourteenth Amendment to Lease dated as of October 25, 2013, that certain Fifteenth Amendment to Lease dated as of June 12, 2014, that certain Sixteenth Amendment to Lease dated as of June 30, 2015, that certain Seventeenth Amendment to Lease, dated as of August 10, 2015, that certain Eighteenth Amendment to Lease, dated as of March 3, 2017, and the Omnibus Lease Amendment, as the same may have been further assigned, amended, amended and restated, supplemented or modified from time to time, whereby Parent Guarantor leases certain premises from Lessee at 735, 745, 755, 765, 767 and 777 Old Saw Mill River Road in Tarrytown, New York;

 

(b)                                  that certain Mt. Pleasant Lease dated as of April 3, 2013, by and between BMR-Landmark at Eastview LLC and Parent Guarantor, as amended by that certain First Amendment to Mt. Pleasant Lease dated as of June 30, 2015, that certain Second Amendment to Mt. Pleasant Lease, dated as of March 3, 2017, and the Omnibus Lease Amendment, as the same may have been further assigned, amended, amended and restated, supplemented or modified from time to time, whereby Parent Guarantor leases certain premises from Lessee in the Mt. Pleasant Project known as Building 8 and Building 9 in Tarrytown, New York; and

 

(c)                                   that certain Amended and Restated Agreement of Lease dated as of October 28, 2009, by and between BMR-Landmark at Eastview LLC and Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., as amended by that certain First Amendment to Amended and Restated Agreement of Lease dated as of June 1, 2010, that certain Second Amendment to Amended and Restated Agreement of Lease dated as of November 19, 2010, that certain Third Amendment to Amended and Restated Agreement of Lease dated as of January 23, 2012, that certain Letter Agreement dated as of

 



 

February 6, 2012, that certain Fourth Amendment to Amended and Restated Agreement of Lease dated as of May 30, 2013, as amended by Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreement dated January 27, 2016, that certain Assignment and Assumption Agreement dated as of May 6, 2016 between Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Parent Guarantor, that certain Fifth Amendment to Amended and Restated Agreement of Lease dated as of May 6, 2016, that certain Sixth Amendment to Amended and Restated Agreement of Lease dated as of March 3, 2017, and the Omnibus Lease Amendment, as the same may have been further assigned, amended, amended and restated, supplemented or modified from time to time, whereby Parent Guarantor leases certain premises from Lessee at 771 Old Saw Mill River Road, Tarrytown, New York.

 

“Expiration Date” means the fifth anniversary of the Document Closing Date as such date may be renewed or otherwise extended pursuant to Section 4.7 of the Participation Agreement.

 

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

 

“Facility” means the office, laboratory and research and development campus commonly known as “Landmark at Eastview” installed on the Site, including all buildings, structures, fixtures, Equipment and other improvements of every kind related thereto existing at any time and from time to time (including those purchased with amounts advanced by the Participants pursuant to the Participation Agreement) on or under the Site, together with any and all easements, rights of way or use, rights of ingress or egress, privileges, benefits, and Appurtenant Rights, including streets, sidewalks, ways, alleys, vaults and strips of land adjoining, abutting, adjacent, appurtenant or contiguous to the Site, all paving, grading, utility pipes, fencing, conduits and lines, signs, retaining walls, lighting, electrical and drainage structures, parking areas and roadways, all Modifications and other additions to or changes in the Facility at any time, but in any such case, excluding any Excluded Property.

 

Fair Market Value ” means with respect to the Leased Property or any portion thereof, as of the date of the determination, the amount (which in any event shall not be less than zero) as determined by the Appraiser (or any other independent appraiser chosen by Lessor at the direction of the Administrative Agent and reasonably acceptable to Lessee) that would be paid in an arm’s-length transaction between an informed and willing buyer (other than a buyer currently in possession) and an informed and willing seller, under no compulsion to buy or sell, and neither of which is related to Lessor, Administrative Agent or Lessee or any Affiliate thereof, for the purchase of the Leased Property or such portion thereof, as applicable.  Such fair market value shall (a) be calculated assuming that the Leased Property is in the condition and state of repair required to be maintained by the terms of the Lease (unless such fair market value is being determined for purposes evaluating the items described in Section 5.3(d) or Section 13.2 of the Participation Agreement, in which case this assumption shall not be made) and (b) take into account the affect of any sublease of the Leased Property to any Person that is not an Affiliate of Lessee, to the extent such sublease is permitted pursuant to the Lease.

 

FATCA ” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code , as of the Document Closing Date (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 agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code.

 

“Federal Funds Effective Rate” means, for any day, the rate per annum equal to the weighted average of the rates on overnight Federal funds transactions with members of the Federal Reserve System, as published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on the Business Day next succeeding such day; provided that (a) if such day is not a Business Day and such rate is not so published for such day, the Federal Funds Effective Rate for such day shall be such rate on such transactions on the next preceding Business Day as so published on the next succeeding Business Day, and (b) if no such rate is so published on such next succeeding Business Day, the Federal Funds Effective Rate for such day shall be the average rate (rounded upward, if necessary, to the next whole multiple of 1/100 of 1%) charged to Bank of America, N.A. on such day on such transactions as determined by the Administrative Agent; provided that, if the Federal Funds Effective Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of the Operative Documents.

 

“Fee Letters” means, collectively, the Arranger Fee Letter and the Administrative Agent Fee Letter, and each a “Fee Letter”.

 

Fees ” is defined in Section 4.4 of the Participation Agreement.

 

Financial Officer ” means the chief financial officer, principal accounting officer, treasurer, assistant treasurer, senior vice president-finance or controller (or, if applicable, deputy controller) of the Lessee (or, as the context may require, a Guarantor).

 

Financials ” means the annual or quarterly financial statements of the Parent Guarantor and its consolidated Subsidiaries required to be delivered pursuant to Section 8(a)(i) or 8(a)(ii)  of the Guaranty and accompanying certificates required to be delivered pursuant to Section 8(a)(iii) of the Guaranty.

 

FIRPTA ” means a certification as to the nonforeign status for federal tax withholding purposes.

 

FIRREA ” means the Financial Institution Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989, as amended, and all regulations promulgated pursuant thereto.

 

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

 

Fund, ” “ Funded ” or “ Funding ” means the funding by a Participant of a portion of the principal under its Note or a portion of its Lessor Amount (as the case may be) constituting a portion of the Advance as described in Article III of the Participation Agreement.

 

Funding Indemnity Agreement ” means the Funding Indemnity Agreement, between Lessee and Administrative Agent, delivered in connection with the Advance.

 



 

GAAP ” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States , subject to clause (b) of this Appendix 1 to the Participation Agreement.

 

General Indemnitee ” or “ Tax Indemnitee ” means each Participant, the Administrative Agent (in its individual capacity and as agent), the Arranger, any additional, separate co-agent appointed in accordance with the terms of the Participation Agreement, and the respective Affiliates, successors, permitted assigns, permitted transferees, contractors, employees, officers, directors, shareholders, partners, participants (including, without limitation, any assignee or transferee permitted by Article XII of the Participation Agreement), representatives and agents of each of the foregoing Persons; provided, however, that in no event shall Lessee or any of its Affiliates be a General Indemnitee or Tax Indemnitee.

 

Governmental Action ” means all permits, authorizations, registrations, consents, approvals, waivers, exceptions, variances, orders, judgments, written interpretations, decrees, licenses, exemptions, publications, filings, comfort letters (to the extent any are in effect at the applicable time with respect to the applicable Person or property), no further action letters (to the extent any are in effect at the applicable time with respect to the applicable Person or property), environmental deed restrictions (to the extent any are in effect at the applicable time with respect to the applicable Person or property), notices to and declarations of or with, or required by, any Governmental Authority, or required by any Applicable Laws, and shall include, without limitation, all environmental and operating permits and licenses that are required for the ownership, occupancy, full use and operation of the Leased Property.

 

“Governmental Authority” means any federal, any state or other political subdivision thereof or any other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, regulatory or administrative functions of or pertaining to government.

 

“Gross Proceeds” is defined in Section 20.1(l) of the Lease.

 

“Grossed-Up Basis” is defined in Section 13.4(c)(ii) of the Participation Agreement.

 

Guarantee ” of or by any Person (the “ guarantor ”) means any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of the guarantor guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other obligation of any other Person (the “ primary obligor ”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of the guarantor, direct or indirect, (a) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness or other obligation or to purchase (or to advance or supply funds for the purchase of) any security for the payment thereof, (b) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the owner of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment thereof, (c) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness or other obligation or (d) as an account party in respect of any letter of credit or letter of guaranty issued to support such Indebtedness or obligation; provided, that the term “Guarantee” shall not include endorsements for collection or deposit in the ordinary course of business.  The amount of any Guarantee shall be deemed to be an amount equal to the lesser of (a) the stated or determinable amount of the primary payment obligation in respect of which such Guarantee is

 



 

made and (b) the maximum amount for which the guaranteeing Person may be liable pursuant to the terms of the instrument embodying such Guarantee, unless such primary payment obligation and the maximum amount for which such guaranteeing Person may be liable are not stated or determinable, in which case the amount of the Guarantee shall be such guaranteeing Person’s maximum reasonably possible liability in respect thereof as reasonably determined by the Parent Guarantor or Lessee in good faith.

 

“Guarantors” means, individually and collectively, the Parent Guarantor and the Subsidiary Guarantors.

 

Guaranty ” means that certain Guaranty substantially in the form of Exhibit D to the Participation Agreement (including any and all supplements thereto) and executed by the Parent Guarantor and each Subsidiary Guarantor party thereto from time to time and any other Person required pursuant to Article VI of the Lease in connection with an Affiliate Transferee, as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

 

Hazardous Materials ” means all explosive or radioactive substances or wastes and all hazardous or toxic substances, wastes or other pollutants, 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.

 

“Hazardous Substance” means any substance, waste or material that (i) is toxic, explosive, corrosive, flammable, infectious, radioactive, carcinogenic, mutagenic or otherwise hazardous by listing characteristic or definition under any Environmental Law including asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls, radon gas, petroleum, crude oil or any fraction thereof, petroleum derivatives, by products and other hydrocarbons or (ii) that is or becomes otherwise regulated pursuant to any Environmental Law.

 

“Highest Lawful Rate” is defined in Section 4.6(b) of the Participation Agreement.

 

Home Depot Ground Lease ” means that certain Ground Lease, dated September 7, 2006, by and between Eastview Holdings LLC and Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., as the same may be amended, restated, modified, supplemented, extended or replaced.

 

IFRS ” means the body of pronouncements issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (“ IASB ”), including International Financial Reporting Standards and interpretations approved by the IASB, International Accounting Standards and Standing Interpretations Committee interpretations approved by the predecessor International Accounting Standards Committee and adapted for use in the European Union.

 

“Impositions” means any and all liabilities, losses, expenses and costs of any kind whatsoever for fees, taxes, levies, imposts, duties, charges, assessments or withholdings of any nature whatsoever imposed by a Governmental Authority ( “Taxes” ) (including (i) real property taxes and personal property taxes on any property covered by the Lease that is classified by Governmental Authorities as personal property, and real estate or ad valorem taxes in the nature of property taxes; (ii) sales taxes, use taxes and other similar taxes (including rent taxes and

 



 

intangibles taxes); (iii) any excise taxes; (iv) real estate transfer taxes, conveyance taxes, mortgage taxes, intangible taxes, stamp taxes and documentary recording taxes and fees; (v) taxes that are or are in the nature of franchise, income, value added, gross receipts, privilege and doing business taxes, license and registration fees; and (vi) assessments on the Site or Facility, including all assessments for public improvements or benefits, whether or not such improvements are commenced or completed within the Term), and in each case all interest, additions to tax and penalties thereon, which at any time may be levied, assessed or imposed by any Federal, state or local authority upon or with respect to (a) any Tax Indemnitee, the Leased Property or any part thereof or interest therein, or the Lessee or any sublessee or user of the Leased Property; (b) the financing, refinancing, demolition, construction, substitution, subleasing, assignment, control, condition, servicing, maintenance, repair, ownership, possession, purchase, rental, lease, activity conducted on, delivery, insuring, use, operation, improvement, transfer, return or other disposition of the Leased Property or any part thereof or interest therein; (c) the Notes, Lessor Amount, or other indebtedness with respect to the Leased Property or any part thereof or interest therein or transfer thereof; (d) the rentals, receipts or earnings arising from the Leased Property or any part thereof or interest therein; (e) the Operative Documents or any payment made or accrued pursuant thereto; (f) the income or other proceeds received with respect to the Leased Property or any part thereof or interest therein upon the sale or disposition thereof; (g) any contract relating to the construction, acquisition or delivery of the Facility or any part thereof or interest therein; (h) the issuance of the Notes, (i) any transaction contemplated by Section 10.1(f) of the Participation Agreement; or (j) otherwise in connection with the Overall Transaction.

 

Notwithstanding anything in the first paragraph of this definition (except as provided in the final paragraph of this definition) the term “Impositions” shall not mean or include:

 

(i)                          Taxes and impositions imposed upon a Tax Indemnitee (other than Taxes that are, or are in the nature of, sales, use, value added, rental, transfer, property or ad valorem taxes with respect to the Leased Property or any sublease or other transfer thereof) that are imposed by any Governmental Authority and that are based upon or measured by the overall gross or net income or overall gross or net receipts (including, without limitation, any minimum taxes, income or capital gains taxes, or taxes on, measured by, with respect to, or in the nature of capital, net worth, excess profits, items of tax preference, capital stock, franchise, business privilege or doing business taxes or any taxes in the nature of an intangibles tax, an ad valorem tax or property tax imposed on a Participant, Sub-Participant, or any holder of a Note or Lessor Amount by reason of owning or holding a Note or Lessor Amount); provided that this clause (i) shall not be interpreted to prevent a payment from being made on an After Tax Basis if such payment is otherwise required to be so made;

 

(ii)                           any Tax or imposition to the extent, but only to such extent, it relates to any act, event or omission that occurs, or relates to a period, after the termination of the Lease (but not any Tax or imposition that relates to any period prior to the termination of the Lease with respect to the Leased Property to which such Tax or Imposition relates;

 



 

(iii)                            any Tax or imposition for so long as, but only for so long as, it is being contested in accordance with the provisions of Section 13.4(b) of the Participation Agreement, provided that the foregoing shall not limit the Lessee’s obligation under Section 13.4(b) of the Participation Agreement to advance to such Tax Indemnitee amounts with respect to Taxes or impositions that are being contested in accordance with Section 13.4(b) of the Participation Agreement or any expenses incurred by such Tax Indemnitee in connection with such contest;

 

(iv)                          any Taxes or impositions imposed upon a Tax Indemnitee with respect to any transfer, sale, financing or other disposition by such Tax Indemnitee of any interest in the Leased Property or any part thereof, or any interest therein or any interest or obligation under the Operative Documents or any Note or Lessor Amount, or from any sale, assignment, transfer or other disposition of any interest in a Tax Indemnitee or any Affiliate thereof, (other than any transfer in connection with (1) the exercise by the Lessee of its Early Termination Option or any termination option or other purchase of the Leased Property by the Lessee (including the Purchase Option) or the exercise by Lessee of the Sale Option, (2) the occurrence of an Event of Default, (3) a Casualty or Condemnation affecting the Leased Property or (4) any assignment, sublease, modification or addition of or to the Leased Property by the Lessee);

 

(v)                          any Taxes or impositions imposed on a Tax Indemnitee to the extent such Tax Indemnitee or its Affiliate actually receives the benefit of a credit (or otherwise has a reduction in a liability for Taxes) in respect thereof against Taxes that are not indemnified under the Participation Agreement (but only to the extent such credit is not taken into account in calculating the indemnity payment on an After Tax Basis);

 

(vi)                          any Taxes or impositions imposed against or payable by a Tax Indemnitee resulting from, or that would not have been imposed but for, the gross negligence or willful misconduct of such Tax Indemnitee or its Affiliates;

 

(vii)                           Taxes or impositions imposed on or payable by a Tax Indemnitee to the extent such Taxes or impositions would not have been imposed but for a breach by the Tax Indemnitee or any Affiliate thereof of any representations, warranties or covenants set forth in the Operative Documents (unless such breach is caused by the Lessee’s breach of its representations, warranties or covenants set forth in the Operative Documents);

 

(viii)                            Taxes or impositions to the extent resulting from such Tax Indemnitee’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 13.4(b) of the Participation Agreement, which failure precludes the ability to conduct a contest pursuant to Section 13.4(b) of the Participation Agreement (unless such failure is caused by the Lessee’s breach of its obligations under the Operative Documents); and

 

(ix)                          Taxes or impositions imposed on or with respect to or payable as a result of activities of a Tax Indemnitee or its Affiliate unrelated to the Overall Transaction.

 



 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the exclusions from the definition of “Impositions” set forth in clauses (i), (ii), (iv) and (ix) shall not apply (but the other exclusions shall apply) to any Taxes or any increase in Taxes imposed on a Tax Indemnitee net of any decrease in Taxes realized by such Tax Indemnitee, to the extent that such Tax increase or decrease would not have occurred if on the Document Closing Date the Participants had advanced funds to the Lessee in the form of a loan secured by the Leased Property in an amount equal to the Participant Costs funded on the Document Closing Date, with debt service for such loan equal to the Basic Rent payable on each Payment Date and a principal balance at the maturity of such loan in an amount equal to the then outstanding Loans and Lessor Amount at the end of the Term of the Lease.

 

Improvement ” is defined in Section 10.2(b) of the Lease.

 

Indebtedness ” of any Person means, without duplication, (a) all obligations of such Person for borrowed money, (b) the principal amount of all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or similar instruments, (c) all obligations of such Person under conditional sale or other title retention agreements relating to property acquired by such Person (excluding trade accounts payable incurred in the ordinary course of business), (d) all obligations of such Person in respect of the deferred purchase price of property or services (excluding current accounts payable incurred in the ordinary course of business), (e) all Indebtedness of others secured by (or for which the holder of such Indebtedness has an existing right, contingent or otherwise, to be secured by) any Lien on property owned or acquired by such Person, whether or not the Indebtedness secured thereby has been assumed; provided that, if such Person has not assumed or otherwise become liable in respect of such Indebtedness, such obligations shall be deemed to be in an amount equal to the lesser of (i) the amount of such Indebtedness and (ii) fair market value of such property at the time of determination (in the Parent Guarantor’s or Lessee’s good faith estimate), (f) all Guarantees by such Person of Indebtedness of others, (g) all Capital Lease Obligations of such Person, (h) all obligations, contingent or otherwise, of such Person as an account party in respect of letters of credit and letters of guaranty, (i) all obligations, contingent or otherwise, of such Person in respect of bankers’ acceptances and (j) all obligations of such Person under Sale and Leaseback Transactions.  The Indebtedness of any Person shall include the Indebtedness of any other entity (including any partnership in which such Person is a general partner) to the extent such Person is liable therefor by operation of law as a result of such Person’s ownership interest in such entity, except to the extent the terms of such Indebtedness provide that such Person is not liable therefor.  The amount of Indebtedness (including any Guarantees constituting Indebtedness) for which recourse is limited either to a specified amount or to an identified asset of such Person shall be deemed to be equal to the lesser of (x) such specified amount and (y) the fair market value of such identified asset as determined by such Person in good faith.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this definition, the term “Indebtedness” shall not include (i) deferred or prepaid revenue, (ii) purchase price holdbacks to satisfy warranty or other unperformed obligations of a seller, (iii) obligations arising under any Swap Agreement, (iv) contingent or deferred payment obligations (including, without limitation, any purchase price adjustments, indemnification obligations, reimbursement obligations, funding or investment commitments, or earnout, non-compete, consulting, royalty, milestone, option, development or other incentive payment obligations) with respect to (A) any Collaboration Arrangement or (B) any Acquisition, disposition, other acquisition of assets or other business

 



 

combination, (v) obligations arising under any Permitted Call Spread Swap Agreement , (vi) all obligations of such Person arising under any Tax Abatement Transaction, (vii) the Obligations and Liabilities, and (viii) all obligations of such Person under or relating to any Operating Lease.

 

Indemnitee ” means any of Lessor, a Participant Indemnitee, a General Indemnitee or a Tax Indemnitee, as applicable.

 

Index Debt ” means senior, unsecured, long-term indebtedness for borrowed money of the Parent Guarantor that is not guaranteed by any other person or entity or subject to any other credit enhancement.

 

Information Memorandum ” means that certain Confidential Information Memorandum, dated December 2016, relating to the Parent Guarantor and a lease financing of the Site, as amended and otherwise supplemented on January 27, 2017, and as may be further amended, supplemented or otherwise modified in writing prior to the Document Closing Date.

 

Insolvency Event ” means any Event of Default described in Section 16.1(h) or (i) of the Lease.

 

“Inspecting Parties” is defined in Section 4.2(a) of the Lease.

 

“Insurance Consultant” means A.J. Gallagher & Co. or any successor named by Lessor.

 

“Insurance Requirements” means all terms and conditions of any insurance policy required by Section 13.1 and Section 13.2 of the Lease to be maintained by the Lessee.

 

“Interest” means the interest accruing on the Loans as computed and payable in accordance with the terms of the Loan Agreement (including, without limitation, in accordance with Section 2.5 of the Loan Agreement).

 

“Interest Period” means the period commencing on (and including) the Document Closing Date and ending on (but excluding) the next succeeding Payment Date, and thereafter each period commencing on (and including) a Payment Date and ending on (but excluding) the next succeeding Payment Date.

 

“Interest Rate” means with respect to each Loan the interest rate calculated pursuant to Section 2.5(a) of the Loan Agreement.

 

“Investment Company Act” means the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

 

“Lease” means the Lease and Remedies Agreement, dated as of March 3, 2017, between the Lessor and the Lessee, as amended, supplemented or modified from time to time.

 

“Lease Balance” means, as of any date of determination, an amount equal to the sum, without duplication, of the Loan Balance with respect to each Lender and the Lessor Balance.

 



 

“Lease Renewal” is defined at Section 4.7(a) of the Participation Agreement.

 

“Lease Renewal Term” is defined at Section 4.7(a) of the Participation Agreement.

 

“Leased Property” means, collectively, (a) the Facility, (b) the Site, and (c) all other rights relating to the Site and/or the Facility conveyed to Lessor pursuant to that certain Bill of Sale from the Sellers dated as of March 3, 2017, but, in any such case, excluding Excluded Property.

 

“Leased Property Records” means those maintenance and other records relating to the maintenance and operation of the Leased Property in the possession of Lessee.

 

“Lenders” means, collectively, each of the financial institutions named on Schedule II to the Participation Agreement and any other Person that shall have become a Lender under the Loan Agreement and Participation Agreement pursuant to an Assignment Agreement or other documentation contemplated thereby, other than any such Person that ceases to be a party to the Loan Agreement and the Participation Agreement pursuant to an Assignment Agreement or as otherwise contemplated thereby.

 

“Lenders’ Policy” is defined in Section 6.1(x) of the Participation Agreement.

 

“Lessee” means Old Saw Mill Holdings LLC, a New York limited liability company, together with its successors and permitted assigns, in its capacity as Lessee under the Lease.

 

Lessee Property ” is defined in Section 10.2(d) of the Lease.

 

“Lessor” means BA Leasing BSC, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, as Lessor under the Lease.

 

“Lessor Amount” means, as of any date of determination, the aggregate amount of the Advance made by Lessor from its Lessor Commitment pursuant to Section 3.1 of the Participation Agreement, net of any distributions (other than distributions of Yield) with respect thereto.

 

“Lessor Balance” means, as of any date of determination, an amount equal to the sum of the outstanding Lessor Amount net of any distributions (other than distributions of Yield) with respect thereto, together with all accrued and unpaid Yield thereon.

 

“Lessor Commitment” means the commitment of the Lessor to make available the Lessor Commitment Amount.

 

“Lessor Commitment Amount” means the aggregate principal amount set forth on Schedule I of the Participation Agreement.

 

“Lessor Documents” means the Operative Documents to which Lessor is a party or is otherwise bound.

 



 

“Lessor Financing Statements” means UCC financing statements appropriately completed for filing in the applicable jurisdiction in order to protect the Lessor’s interest under the Lease to the extent the Lease is a security agreement.

 

“Lessor Lien” means any Lien, true lease or sublease or disposition or other transfer of title to or any interest in the Leased Property or rights in the Operative Documents arising as a result of (a) any claim against the Lessor, Administrative Agent or any Participant not resulting from the Overall Transaction or otherwise contemplated by the Operative Documents, (b) any act or omission of the Lessor, Administrative Agent or any Participant which is not required or permitted by the Operative Documents or is in violation of any of the terms of the Operative Documents, (c) any claim against Lessor, Administrative Agent or any Participant with respect to Taxes or Transaction Expenses against which Lessee is not required to indemnify the Lessor, Administrative Agent or any Participant, in its individual capacity, pursuant to Article XIII of the Participation Agreement, (d) any claim against the Lessor, Administrative Agent or any Participant arising out of any transfer by the Lessor or the Administrative Agent of all or any portion of the interest of the Lessor or the Administrative Agent in the Leased Property or the Operative Documents other than the transfer of title to or possession of the Leased Property by the Lessor pursuant to and in accordance with the Operative Documents, including pursuant to the exercise of remedies, or (e) any claim against any Participant arising out of any transfer by such Participant of any Note or Lessor Amount, or any interest therein, other than in accordance with the Participation Agreement and, in the case of a transfer of any Note, in accordance with the Loan Agreement.

 

“Lessor Shortfall Amount” is defined in Section 3.1(c) of the Lease.

 

“Liabilities ” is defined in Section 1 of the Guaranty.

 

“LIBO Rate” means, for any Interest Period at any time, the rate per annum equal to (i) the applicable London interbank offered rate per annum for deposits in Dollars appearing on Bloomberg LIBO Page (or any successor or substitute page or screen that displays such rate, or on the appropriate page of such other information service that publishes such rate as shall be selected by the Administrative Agent from time to time in its reasonable discretion) as of 11:00 a.m., London time, two (2) Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period, for deposits in the relevant currency (for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period) with a term equivalent to such Interest Period or (ii) if such rate is not available at such time for any reason, or if Bloomberg LIBOR Page or applicable successor or substitute screen or page is not available, the applicable LIBO Rate for the relevant Interest Period shall be the rate per annum determined by the Administrative Agent to be the arithmetic average of the rates at which Bank of America, N.A. offers to place deposits in U.S. dollars with first-class banks in the London interbank market at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) two (2) Business Days prior to the first day of such Interest Period, in the approximate amount of Bank of America, N.A.’s or its Affiliate’s relevant portion of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Notes and Lessor Amount and having a maturity approximately equal to such Interest Period.  In no event shall the LIBO Rate be less than zero (0).

 



 

Lien ” means , with respect to any asset, (a) any mortgage, deed of trust, lien, pledge, hypothecation, encumbrance, charge or security interest in, on or of such asset and (b) the interest of a vendor or a lessor under any conditional sale agreement, capital lease, ground lease, master lease or title retention agreement (or any financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing) relating to such asset.

 

“Loan Agreement” means the Loan Agreement dated as of March 3, 2017, between Lessor, as Borrower thereunder, Administrative Agent, and the Lenders, as amended, supplemented or modified from time to time.

 

“Loan Balance” means, as of any date of determination with respect to any Lender, the aggregate principal amount of Loans made by such Lender net of any distributions (other than distributions of Interest) with respect thereto (together with all accrued and unpaid Interest).

 

“Loan Commitment” means the commitments of the Lenders to make Loans to the Borrower on the Document Closing Date in an aggregate principal amount set forth on Schedule II to the Participation Agreement.

 

“Loan Documents” means the Loan Agreement and the Notes.

 

“Loans” means the Loans made by each Lender under and pursuant to Article II of the Loan Agreement.

 

“Material Acquisition ” is defined in the definition of Consolidated EBITDA.

 

“Material Adverse Effect” means a material adverse effect on (a) the operations, financial condition or business of Parent Guarantor and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole, (b) the ability of (i) Lessee to perform its material obligations under the Operative Documents (taken as a whole) or (ii) the Lessee and the Guarantors, taken as a whole, to perform their material obligations under the Operative Documents (taken as a whole), (c) the material rights or remedies of the Administrative Agent and the Participants under the Operative Documents, (d) the rights or interests of Administrative Agent, Lessor or the Lenders in the Leased Property or (e) the validity or priority of the Liens on the Collateral, taken as a whole.

 

Material Disposition ” is defined in the definition of Consolidated EBITDA.

 

“Material Domestic Subsidiary” means each Material Subsidiary that is a Domestic Subsidiary and not an Excluded Subsidiary.

 

“Material Environmental Violation” is defined in Section 14.3 of the Lease.

 

“Material Indebtedness” means Indebtedness (other than, for the avoidance of doubt, the Obligations or the obligations under the Guaranty), or obligations in respect of one or more Swap Agreements, of any one or more of the Lessee or any Guarantor in an aggregate principal amount exceeding $75,000,000.  For purposes of determining Material Indebtedness, the “principal amount” of the obligations of the Lessee or any Guarantor in respect of any Swap Agreement at

 



 

any time shall be the maximum aggregate amount (giving effect to any netting agreements) that the Lessee or any such Guarantor would be required to pay if such Swap Agreement were terminated at such time.

 

“Material Subsidiary” means each wholly-owned Subsidiary which, as of the most recent fiscal year of the Parent Guarantor (beginning with the fiscal year of the Parent Guarantor ending on or about December 31, 2015 or, if audited financial statements for the fiscal year of the Parent Guarantor ending on or about December 31, 2016 have been delivered pursuant to Section 6.1(xviii) of the Participation Agreement on or before the Document Closing Date, beginning with such fiscal year), for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters then ended, for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 8(a)(i) of the Guaranty, contributed greater than ten percent (10%) of Consolidated EBITDA for such period.

 

“Maturity Date” means the Expiration Date, as extended from time to time.

 

“Memorandum of Lease” means the Memorandum of Lease and Remedies Agreement in substantially the form of Exhibit B to the Lease to be executed, acknowledged and delivered to Administrative Agent pursuant to the Participation Agreement.

 

“Modifications” is defined in Section 10.1 of the Lease.

 

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

 

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

 

“Nonconformance Amount” is defined in Section 13.2 of the Participation Agreement.

 

Non -Renewing Participant ” is defined in Section 4.7(c) of the Participation Agreement.

 

Nonseverable ” means a Modification or part of a Modification which cannot be readily removed from the Leased Property without causing material damage to or materially impairing the Fair Market Value, utility, useful life or residual value thereof as set forth in the Appraisal delivered on or prior to the Document Closing Date.

 

“Notes” is defined in Section 2.3 of the Loan Agreement.

 

“Obligations” means all obligations (monetary or otherwise) of the Lessee arising under or in connection with any of the Operative Documents.

 

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

 

“Omnibus Lease Amendment” means that certain Omnibus Agreement Regarding Leases, dated as of March 3, 2017, by and between Lessee and the Parent Guarantor.

 



 

Operating Lease ” means any Specified Lease Arrangement or other arrangement that is accounted for as an operating lease for purposes of the Operative Documents pursuant to clause (b) of this Appendix 1 to the Participation Agreement.

 

“Operative Documents” means the following:

 

(a)                           the Participation Agreement;

 

(b)                           the Purchase Agreement;

 

(c)                            the Lease;

 

(d)                           the Loan Agreement;

 

(e)                            the Notes;

 

(f)                             the Security Instruments;

 

(g)                            the Administrative Agent Fee Letter and the Arranger Fee Letter (solely with respect to the provisions thereof relating to the Arranger Fee for purposes of Section 4.4 of the Participation Agreement);

 

(h)                           the Memorandum of Lease;

 

(i)                               the Guaranty;

 

(j)                              the Assignment of Purchase Agreement;

 

(k)                           the Funding Indemnity Agreement; and

 

(l)                               the Deed.

 

“Original Executed Counterpart” is defined in Section 25.9 of the Lease.

 

Original Payment ” is defined in Section 13.5 of the Participation Agreement.

 

Overall Transaction ” means , collectively, the execution, delivery and performance by each of the Lessee, the Guarantors and Participants of the Operative Documents to which such Person is a party, the Funding, the use of the proceeds thereof, the issuance of Notes under the Loan Agreement and the lease of the Leased Property by the Lessor to the Lessee.

 

Overdue Rate ” means , with respect to any Loan or Lessor Amount, the lesser of (i) the Alternate Base Rate for such Loan or Lessor Amount plus 2.0% per annum and (ii) the Highest Lawful Rate.

 

“Owner’s Policy” is defined in Section 6.1(x) of the Participation Agreement.

 



 

“Parent Guarantor” means Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a New York corporation.

 

“Participant Balance” means, with respect to any Participant as of any date of determination: (i) with respect to any Lender, the Loan Balance held by such Lender or (ii) with respect to Lessor, the Lessor Balance.

 

“Participant Costs” means the aggregate amount of the Purchase Price and reimbursement of the Deposit (to the extent not applied to the payment of the Purchase Price to the Sellers), subject to the Aggregate Commitment Amount.

 

“Participant Financing Statements” means UCC financing statements appropriately completed and executed for filing in the applicable jurisdiction in order to perfect a security interest in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Participants in the Lessee Collateral.

 

“Participant Indemnitee” means each Participant, the Administrative Agent (in its individual capacity and as agent), the Arranger, any additional, separate or co-agent appointed in accordance with the terms of the Participation Agreement, and their respective Affiliates, successors, permitted assigns, permitted transferees, contractors, employees, officers, directors, shareholders, partners, participants, representatives and agents of each of the foregoing Persons; provided, however, that in no event shall Lessee or any Guarantor or any of their Affiliates be a Participant Indemnitee.

 

“Participant” or “Participants” means, individually and collectively, as the context may require, the Lessor and the Lenders.

 

Participation Agreement ” means the Participation Agreement dated as of March 3, 2017 by and among the Lessee; the Lessor; the Lenders party thereto from time to time and the Administrative Agent, as amended, supplemented or modified from time to time.

 

Patriot Act ” means the USA PATRIOT Act (Title III of Pub. L. 107-56 (signed into law October 26, 2001)).

 

Payment Date ” means (a) the third (3rd) day of the month in which the Base Term Commencement Date occurs and the third (3rd) day of every month thereafter.  If the third (3rd) day of any month is not a Business Day, then the Payment Date shall be the next following Business Day, unless the result of such extension would carry such Payment Date into the next succeeding month, in which case such payment shall be made on the immediately preceding Business Day and (b) in any case, the Expiration Date (or, if applicable, the Termination Date).

 

“Payment Default” means the failure of Lessee to make any payment of (i) any amounts due pursuant to Sections 15.1, 18.1, 19.1(b) or 20.1 of the Lease when due and payable, or (ii) Basic Rent or, to the extent not subject to clause (i) above, any other amount required to be paid by Lessee pursuant to the Operative Documents when due and payable and, in any such case of this clause (ii), such failure shall continue unremedied for a period of five (5) Business Days.

 



 

Payment Office ” means the office of the Lessor or the Administrative Agent identified on Schedule III to the Participation Agreement as its Payment Office.

 

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

 

“Permitted 767 Improvements” means the Improvements described on Schedule C to the Lease.

 

“Permitted Call Spread Swap Agreement” means (a) any Swap Agreement (including, but not limited to, any bond hedge transaction or capped call transaction) pursuant to which the Parent Guarantor acquires an option requiring the counterparty thereto to deliver to the Parent Guarantor shares of common stock of the Parent Guarantor, the cash value of such shares or a combination thereof from time to time upon exercise of such option and (b) any Swap Agreement pursuant to which the Parent Guarantor issues to the counterparty thereto warrants to acquire common stock of the Parent Guarantor (whether such warrant is settled in shares, cash or a combination thereof), in each case entered into by the Parent Guarantor in connection with the issuance of Permitted Convertible Notes; provided that the terms, conditions and covenants of each such Swap Agreement shall be such as are customary for Swap Agreements of such type (as determined by the Board of Directors of the Parent Guarantor in good faith).

 

“Permitted Convertible Notes” means any unsecured notes issued by the Parent Guarantor that are convertible into common stock of the Parent Guarantor, cash or any combination thereof.

 

Permitted Developed Area Release Payment ” means Sixteen Million Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($16,600,000).

 

Permitted Developed Areas ” is defined in Section 10.3(b) of the Lease.

 

Permitted Development Projects ” means the work and development permitted under Sections 10.3(a) and 10.3(b) of the Lease.

 

Permitted Encumbrances ” means:

 

(a)                                  Liens imposed by law for Taxes that have not yet been paid (to the extent such non-payment does not violate Section 8(d) of the Guaranty) or are being contested in compliance with Section 8(d) of the Guaranty, and Liens for unpaid utility charges;

 

(b)                                  carriers’, warehousemen’s, mechanics’, materialmen’s, repairmen’s, supplier’s and other like Liens imposed by law, arising in the ordinary course of business and securing obligations that are not overdue by more than sixty (60) days or are being contested in compliance with Section 8(d) of the Guaranty;

 

(c)                                   pledges and deposits made in the ordinary course of business in connection with workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and other social security or retirement benefits

 



 

laws or regulations or employment laws, to secure liability to insurance carriers under insurance or self-insurance arrangements or to secure other public, statutory or regulatory obligations;

 

(d)                                  pledges and deposits to secure the performance of bids, trade contracts, government contracts, leases, statutory obligations, customer deposits and advances, surety, customs and appeal bonds, performance and completion bonds and other obligations of a like nature, in each case in the ordinary course of business, and Liens to secure letters of credit or bank guarantees supporting any of the foregoing;

 

(e)                                   judgment Liens in respect of judgments that do not constitute an Event of Default under Section 16.1(k) of the Lease or Liens securing appeal or surety bonds related to such judgments;

 

(f)                                    easements, zoning restrictions, rights-of-way and similar charges or encumbrances on real property imposed by law or arising in the ordinary course of business that do not secure any monetary obligations and do not materially detract from the value of the affected property or materially interfere with the ordinary conduct of business of the Parent Guarantor and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole;

 

(g)                                   any interest or title of a landlord, lessor or sublessor under any lease of real estate or any Lien affecting solely the interest of the landlord, lessor or sublessor;

 

(h)                                  leases, licenses, subleases or sublicenses (i) that are granted to others and do not adversely interfere in any material respect with the business of the Parent Guarantor and its Subsidiaries as conducted at the time granted, taken as a whole, (ii) between or among any of the Lessee, any Guarantor or any of their respective Subsidiaries (or any combination thereof) or (iii) granted to other Persons and permitted under Section 9(c) of the Guaranty;

 

(i)                                      purported Liens evidenced by the filing of precautionary UCC financing statements or similar filings relating to operating leases of personal property entered into by the Parent Guarantor or any of its Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business;

 

(j)                                     any interest or title of a licensor under any license or sublicense entered into by the Parent Guarantor or any Subsidiary as a licensee or sublicensee (i) existing on the Document Closing Date or (ii) in the ordinary course of its business;

 

(k)                                  with respect to any real property, immaterial title defects or irregularities that do not materially impair the use of such real property; and

 

(l)                                      Liens on real property, fixtures, equipment, other fixed or capital assets or other related assets in connection with a Tax Abatement Transaction in favor of the Related Municipal Party.

 

“Permitted Lien” means (a) the respective rights and interests of the parties to the Operative Documents, as provided in the Operative Documents, (b) Lessor Liens, (c) Liens for Taxes or utility charges that have not yet been paid (to the extent such non-payment does not

 



 

violate the Lease, the Participation Agreement or Section 8(d) of the Guaranty) or being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted, so long as (i) no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, (ii) such proceedings shall not involve any meaningful risk of the sale, forfeiture or loss of any of the Leased Property, the other Collateral, the Operative Documents, title thereto or any interest therein and shall not interfere with the use or disposition of the Leased Property, the other Collateral, the Operative Documents or the payment of Rent , (iii) such proceedings do not impair the perfection or priority of the Lien created by the Lease or the Security Instruments and (iv) the Lessee or the Parent Guarantor has set aside on its books adequate reserves in accordance with GAAP in respect of the Lien, (d) materialmen’s, mechanics’, workers’, repairmen’s, employees’, suppliers’ or other like Liens relating to the construction of any Improvements or in connection with any Modifications or arising in the ordinary course of business and securing obligations that are not overdue by more than sixty (60) days or being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings so long as (i) no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, (ii) such proceedings shall not involve any meaningful risk of the sale, forfeiture or loss of any of the Leased Property, the other Collateral, the Operative Documents, title thereto or any interest therein and shall not interfere with the use or disposition of the Leased Property, the other Collateral, the Operative Documents or the payment of Rent and (iii) such proceedings do not impair the perfection or priority of the Lien created by the Lease or the Security Instruments and, (e) Liens arising out of judgments or awards with respect to which appeals or other proceedings for review are being prosecuted in good faith and for the payment of which adequate reserves have been provided as required by GAAP or other appropriate provisions have been made, so long as such proceedings have the effect of staying the execution of such judgments or awards and satisfy the conditions for the continuation of proceedings set forth in Section 12.1 of the Lease, (f) the rights of any sublessee under a sublease permitted pursuant to and subject to the terms of the Lease, (g) easements, rights of way and other encumbrances permitted pursuant to Section 11.2 of the Lease, (h) Liens expressly permitted under the Purchase Agreement, (i) easements, zoning restrictions, rights-of-way and similar charges or other Liens imposed by law or arising in the ordinary course of business that do not secure any monetary obligations and do not materially detract from the value of the affected property or materially interfere with the ordinary conduct of business of the Parent Guarantor and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, (j) with respect to any real property, immaterial title defects or irregularities that do not materially impair the use of such real property, (k) Liens of any of the types referred to in clause (c), (d) or (e) above that have been bonded for not less than the full amount in dispute (or as to which other security arrangements satisfactory to the Lessor have been made), which bonding (or arrangements) shall comply with Applicable Laws, and has effectively stayed any execution or enforcement of such Liens, (l) Liens described on any of the Title Policies, (m) Liens on real property, fixtures, equipment, other fixed or capital assets or other related assets in connection with a Specified Tax Abatement Transaction in favor of the Related Municipal Party, (n) materialmen’s, mechanics’, workers’, repairmen’s, employees’, suppliers’ or other like Liens relating to the construction of any Improvements or in connection with any Modifications or arising in the ordinary course of business not exceeding (or, if less, attaching to Leased Property having a value not exceeding) $1,000,000 in the aggregate for this clause (n), and (o) Liens for Taxes that have not yet been paid securing obligations not exceeding (or, if less, attaching to Leased Property having a value not exceeding) $50,000 in the aggregate for this clause (o).

 



 

Permitted Modification ” is defined in Section 10.1(a) of the Lease.

 

Permitted Restructurings ” means a transaction or series of transactions pursuant to which direct and indirect Subsidiaries of the Parent Guarantor are converted, restructured or reorganized for tax planning or due to changes or potential changes in any relevant legal or regulatory framework, whether by (i) transfer, (ii) acquisition, (iii) contribution, (iv) merger, (v) consolidation, (vi) voluntary dissolution, (vii) liquidation, (viii) recapitalization, (ix) change in identity, form, place of organization, domicile or, to the extent relevant , centre of main interests (as that term is used in Article 3(1) of the Council of the European Union Regulation No. 1346/2000 on Insolvency Proceedings), or (x) otherwise, in each case the result of which may cause a direct or indirect sale, assignment or transfer of Equity Interests and/or other assets between and among the Parent Guarantor and/or various Subsidiaries of the Parent Guarantor, and in each case to the extent the Administrative Agent (acting in its reasonable credit judgment) approves such Permitted Restructuring.

 

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

 

Personalty ” is defined in Section 24.2(c) of the Lease.

 

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

 

“Priority Indebtedness” means (a) Indebtedness of the Parent Guarantor or any Subsidiary secured by any Lien on any asset(s) of the Parent Guarantor or any Subsidiary and (b) unsecured Indebtedness of any Subsidiary that is not a Bank Credit Agreement Specified Loan Party or a Subsidiary Guarantor, in each case owing to a Person other than the Parent Guarantor or any Subsidiary.

 

Purchase Agreement ” means the Purchase Agreement, dated as of December 30, 2016, between Sellers and Lessee (as assignee of Parent Guarantor) .

 

“Purchase Amount” means, as of any date of determination and without duplication, the sum of (a) the Lease Balance, plus (b) all other amounts owing by Lessee to the Administrative Agent, if any, and/or the Participants under the Operative Documents (including, but without duplication, accrued and unpaid Rent), plus (c) all Break Costs.

 

“Purchase Notice” means an irrevocable written notice by the Lessee delivered to the Lessor pursuant to Section 18.1 of the Lease, notifying the Lessor of the Lessee’s intention to exercise its Early Termination Option, and the proposed purchase date therefor.

 

“Purchase Option” is defined in Section 19.1(b) of the Lease.

 



 

Purchase Price ” means Seven Hundred Twenty Million Dollars ($720,000,000.00).

 

“PwC” means PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

 

Recipient ” is defined in Section 12.3 of the Participation Agreement.

 

“Related Municipal Party” means the industrial development agency or other Governmental Authority party to a Tax Abatement Transaction and, if applicable, any trustee or agent with respect to such Tax Abatement Transaction.

 

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

 

“Release” means any release, migrating, pumping, pouring, emptying, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, seepage, spill, leak, flow, discharge, disposal or emission of a Hazardous Substance into the environment, including, without limitation, ambient air, surface water, ground water or land.

 

“Renewal Effective Date” is defined at Section 4.7(a) of the Participation Agreement.

 

“Renewal Option” is defined in Section 19.1(a) of the Lease.

 

“Renewal Option Request” is defined at Section 4.7(a) of the Participation Agreement.

 

“Renewal Option Response Date” is defined at Section 4.7(a) of the Participation Agreement.

 

“Renewal Rescission” is defined in Section 4.7(a) of the Participation Agreement.

 

“Renewal Rescission Period” is defined in Section 4.7(a) of the Participation Agreement.

 

“Rent” means, collectively, the Basic Rent and the Supplemental Rent, in each case payable under the Lease.

 

Required Modification ” is defined in Section 10.1(a) of the Lease.

 

Required Participants ” means, at any time, the Participants whose aggregate Credit Exposures (as hereinafter defined) constitute more than 50% of the aggregate Credit Exposure of all Participants at such time.  For purposes of the preceding sentence, the term “ Credit Exposure ” as applied to (i) the Lessor shall mean the outstanding Lessor Amount owed to the Lessor at such time and (ii) each Lender shall mean the aggregate principal amount of Loans held by such Lender at such time net of any distributions (other than distributions of Interest) with respect thereto.

 



 

Responsible Officer ” means, relative to the Lessee or a Guarantor, as the context may require, the chief executive officer, president, a Financial Officer or chief legal officer of the Lessee or such Guarantor, as applicable, or any other Person designated by the Lessee or such Guarantor, as applicable, in writing to the Administrative Agent and reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.

 

Responsible Officer’s Certificate ” means a certificate signed by any Responsible Officer of the Lessee or a Guarantor, as the context may require, which certificate shall certify as true and correct the subject matter being certified to in such certificate.

 

Restricted Payment ” means (a) any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property) with respect to any Equity Interests in the Parent Guarantor or any Subsidiary, and (b) any payment (whether in cash, securities or other property), including any sinking fund or similar deposit, on account of the purchase, redemption, retirement, acquisition, cancellation or termination of any Equity Interests in the Parent Guarantor or any option, warrant or other similar right to acquire any such Equity Interests in the Parent Guarantor.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, and for the avoidance of doubt, any of the foregoing directly on account of any Permitted Convertible Notes or any Permitted Call Spread Swap Agreement, including (i) any issuance of, conversion of (including any cash payment upon conversion), or payment of any principal or premium on, or payment of any interest with respect to, or any other exercise of rights or performance of obligations under any Permitted Convertible Notes and (ii) any entry into, payment with respect to, or early unwind or settlement of, or any other exercise of rights or performance of obligations under any Permitted Call Spread Swap Agreement, in any such case, shall not constitute a Restricted Payment.

 

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

 

“Sale and Leaseback Transaction” means any sale or other transfer of any property or asset by any Person with the intent to lease such property or asset as lessee.

 

“Sale Option” is defined in Section 19.1(c) of the Lease.

 

“Sale Option Recourse Amount” means, as of any date of determination, the Lease Balance and all other amounts owing by Lessee to the Administrative Agent, if any, and/or the Participants under the Operative Documents (including, but without duplication, accrued and unpaid Rent).

 

“Sanctioned Country ” means, at any time, a country or territory which is itself the subject or target of any comprehensive Sanctions (which for purposes of illustration and clarification includes, as of the date of the Participation Agreement, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria).

 

“Sanctioned Person” means, at any time, (a) any Person listed in any Sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by OFAC or the U.S. Department of State, (b) any Person

 



 

operating, organized or resident in a Sanctioned Country or (c) any Person controlled by any such Person described in clause (a) or (b) above.

 

“Sanctions” means economic or financial sanctions or trade embargoes imposed, administered or enforced from time to time by the U.S. government, including those administered by OFAC or the U.S. Department of State.

 

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

 

Securities Act ” means the United States Securities Act of 1933.

 

Security Instruments ” means the Lease, the Assignment of Leases and the UCC Financing Statements.

 

Security Property ” is defined in Section 24.2(b) of the Lease.

 

Sellers ” means BMR-Landmark at Eastview LLC and BMR-Landmark Eastview IV LLC.

 

Significant Casualty ” means that the Leased Property shall suffer (i) damage or destruction if the resulting cost to repair or restore the Leased Property is in excess of $100,000,000 and cannot be restored prior to the Expiration Date or (ii) damage or destruction if the resulting cost to repair or restore the Leased Property is in excess of $250,000,000.

 

“Significant Condemnation” means that (i) (x) title to all or any material portion of the Leased Property shall be taken or appropriated by a Governmental Authority under the power of eminent domain or otherwise, (y) all or any material portion of the Leased Property shall be taken, confiscated, seized or requisitioned for use by any Governmental Authority under the power of eminent domain or otherwise, and such taking, confiscation, seizure or requisition for use pursuant to this clause (y) is for a period that exceeds one hundred eighty (180) consecutive days or, if less, the remaining portion of the Term, or (ii) as a result of any rule, regulation, order or other action by any Governmental Authority, the use of the Leased Property in commercial operation shall have been prohibited, directly or indirectly, for a period of sixty (60) consecutive days.

 

Significant Environmental Event” means an Environmental Violation the cost of remediation of which, in the reasonable judgment of an independent environmental consultant would exceed $1,000,000.

 

“Site ” means an approximately 150-acre parcel of real property and the Facility and other improvements thereon located in the towns of Mount Pleasant and Greenburgh, New York as more fully described in the Lease, including any Appurtenant Rights, but, in any such case, excluding Excluded Property.

 



 

“Specified Lease Arrangements ” means, to the extent any of the following constitute Capital Lease Obligations (but for the provisions set forth in clause (b) of this Appendix 1 to the Participation Agreement) or other obligations reflected as a liability on the consolidated balance sheet of the Parent Guarantor, (a) any obligations of the Parent Guarantor and its Subsidiaries owed to any Affiliates of the Parent Guarantor related to leases of assets (whether pursuant to a Sale and Leaseback Transaction or otherwise), (b) any arrangement similar to either of the Existing Leases identified in clause “(a)” or “(b)” of the definition thereof (each as in effect immediately prior to the date of the Purchase Agreement), (c) the Obligations and Liabilities and (d) any lease or other obligation that was or would have been categorized as “facility lease obligations” or “facility financing obligations” on the Parent Guarantor’s consolidated balance sheet as of the Bank Credit Agreement Effective Date.

 

“Specified Material Environmental Violation ” is defined in Section 14.3(b) of the Lease.

 

“Specified Significant Environmental Event” means (a) the occurrence of a Specified Material Environmental Violation but only to the extent and for so long as the Lessor shall have the right to terminate the Lease pursuant to Section 14.3(b) of the Lease due to such Specified Material Environmental Violation or (b) an Environmental Violation the cost of remediation of which, in the reasonable judgment of the Participants, after consultation with an independent environmental consultant and the Lessee, would exceed $25,000,000.

 

Specified Tax Abatement Documents ” means the documents evidencing each Specified Tax Abatement Transaction.

 

Specified Tax Abatement Transaction ” means any Tax Abatement Transaction with respect to all or any part of the Leased Property.

 

“Subject Contract” is defined in Section 24.2(b) of the Lease.

 

“Subject Leases” is defined in Section 24.2(b) of the Lease.

 

Sub-Participant ” is defined in Section 12.2 of the Participation Agreement.

 

“Subsidiary ” or “ subsidiary ” means, with respect to any Person (the “ parent ”) at any date, any corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association or other entity the accounts of which would be consolidated with those of the parent in the parent’s consolidated financial statements if such financial statements were prepared in accordance with GAAP as of such date, as well as any other corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association or other entity of which securities or other ownership interests representing more than 50% of the equity or more than 50% of the ordinary voting power or, in the case of a partnership, more than 50% of the general partnership interests are, as of such date, owned, Controlled or held. Unless otherwise qualified, all references to a “Subsidiary” or “subsidiary” in any Operative Document shall refer to a Subsidiary of the Parent Guarantor.

 



 

Subsidiary Guarantor ” means each Material Domestic Subsidiary that is a party to the Guaranty.  The Subsidiary Guarantors on the Document Closing Date are identified as such in Schedule IV attached to the Participation Agreement.

 

“Supplemental Rent” means all amounts, liabilities and obligations for the payment of money (other than Basic Rent) which Lessee assumes or agrees to pay or is otherwise obligated to pay under the Lease or any other Operative Document (whether or not designated as Supplemental Rent) to Lessor, Administrative Agent or any other Person, including, without limitation, Break Costs, any Sale Option Recourse Amount, any Lease Balance and all rent and other amounts payable under the Lease.

 

“Swap Agreement” means any agreement with respect to any swap, forward, future or derivative transaction or option or similar agreement involving, or settled by reference to, one or more rates, currencies, commodities, equity or debt instruments or securities, or economic, financial or pricing indices or measures of economic, financial or pricing risk or value or any similar transaction or any combination of these transactions; provided that no phantom stock or similar plan providing for payments only on account of services provided by current or former directors, officers, employees or consultants of the Parent Guarantor, Lessee or any Subsidiary shall be a Swap Agreement.

 

“Tax Abatement Documents” means the documents evidencing each Tax Abatement Transaction.

 

“Tax Abatement Transaction” means a transaction between the Parent Guarantor, Lessee and/or any Subsidiary, on the one hand, and a Related Municipal Party, on the other hand (and, if applicable, other Person(s)), entered into for the purposes of reducing certain of the Parent Guarantor’s, Lessee’s and/or any Subsidiary’s Tax liabilities through (a) the sale, other transfer, lease or license to such Related Municipal Party of title to or an interest in real property, fixtures, equipment, other fixed or capital assets or other related assets of the Parent Guarantor, Lessee or such Subsidiary, (b) the granting to such Related Municipal Party of Liens on real property, fixtures, equipment, other fixed or capital assets or other related assets of the Parent Guarantor, Lessee or such Subsidiary, (c) a Sale and Leaseback Transaction or other transfer and licensing arrangement between the Parent Guarantor, Lessee and/or any Subsidiary, on the one hand, and such Related Municipal Party, on the other hand (and, if applicable, such other Person(s)), with respect to real property, fixtures, equipment, other fixed or capital assets or other related assets of the Parent Guarantor, Lessee or such Subsidiary, (d) any PILOT agreement or (e) any combination of the foregoing or through arrangements similar thereto.

 

“Tax Indemnitee” is defined in the definition of General Indemnitee.

 

“Taxes” is defined in the definition of Impositions.

 

“Term” is defined in Section 2.3 of the Lease.

 

“Termination Date” is defined in Section 15.2 of the Lease.

 



 

“Termination Notice” is defined in Section 15.1(a) of the Lease.

 

“Title Insurance Company” means (i) Chicago Title Insurance Company and First American Title Insurance Company with respect to the Administrative Agent’s Policy and (ii) Chicago Title Insurance Company, First American Title Insurance Company, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company with respect to the Owner’s Policy, and, in each case, their successors or another national title insurance company selected by Lessee and reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

“Title Policies” is defined in Section 6.1(x) of the Participation Agreement.

 

Total Leverage Ratio ” is defined in Section 9(f) of the Guaranty.

 

Transaction Expenses ” means all reasonable costs and expenses incurred in connection with the preparation, execution and delivery of the Operative Documents and the transactions contemplated by the Operative Documents , including, without limitation:

 

(a)                                  the Arranger Fee (which shall be payable if and only if the Advance is made and the transactions contemplated by the Operative Documents are consummated) payable to BALC and BALC’s reasonable and documented out-of-pocket costs and expenses, including the costs and expenses incurred by BALC, with respect to any syndication and any other reasonable and documented out-of-pocket expenses of Arranger in connection with the consummation of the Overall Transaction;

 

(b)                                  the reasonable and documented fees and expenses of Chapman and Cutler LLP, special counsel to the Lessor;

 

(c)                            the initial fees and reasonable and documented out-of-pocket expenses of each of Lessor and Administrative Agent incurred in connection with the consummation of the Overall Transaction;

 

(d)                                  all applicable reasonable and documented appraisal fees and reasonable and documented expenses incurred in connection with the Appraisal;

 

(e)                            search fees, recording fees, filing fees and Taxes incurred in connection with Lien searches and the filing of UCC Financing Statements, Memorandum of Lease and any and all mortgages, deeds of trust or other Operative Documents;

 

(f)                             any title fees, premiums and escrow costs and other expenses relating to title insurance incurred in connection with the Advance as contemplated by the Operative Documents, and any reasonable and documented expenses incurred for the inspection of the site;

 

(g)                            reasonable and documented costs and expenses for the survey of the Site;

 



 

(h)                           reasonable and documented costs and expenses for the review of the environmental reports of the Site by Lessor;

 

(i)                               the Fees payable to Administrative Agent; and

 

(j)                              the reasonable and documented fees and expenses of the Insurance Consultant.

 

UCC Financing Statements ” means collectively the Participant Financing Statements and the Lessor Financing Statements.

 

Uniform Commercial Code ” and “ UCC ” means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect from time to time in any applicable jurisdiction.

 

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

 

Upfront Fee ” means an amount payable to the Administrative Agent, for the account of each Participant, on the Document Closing Date, equal to (A) (i) 15 basis points (0.15%) if the commitment provided by such Participant (on a combined basis with all affiliates of such Participant) during syndication prior to the Document Closing Date is less than $50,000,000, (ii) 20 basis points (0.20%) if the commitment provided by such Participant (on a combined basis with all affiliates of such Participant) during syndication prior to the Document Closing Date is equal to or greater than $50,000,000 but less than $100,000,000 or (iii) 30 basis points (0.30%) if the commitment provided by such Participant (on a combined basis with all affiliates of such Participant) during syndication prior to the Document Closing Date is equal to or greater than $100,000,000, multiplied by, in each such case, (B) the final allocated Commitment of such Participant (to the extent actually funded on the Document Closing Date).

 

wholly-owned Subsidiary ” means a Subsidiary with respect to which 100% of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests are owned directly or indirectly by the Parent Guarantor (other than (x) directors’ qualifying shares; (y) shares issued to foreign nationals to the extent required by applicable law; and (z) shares held by a Person on trust for, or otherwise where the beneficial interest is held by, the Parent Guarantor (directly or indirectly)).

 

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

 

Withholding Taxes ” means Taxes arising under the laws of any national, municipal or local government, political subdivision or taxing authority of the United States or any other jurisdiction imposed or collected by way of withholding (regardless of whether such taxes may also be imposed upon or collected from the recipient of a payment), and fines, interest, penalties or other additions thereto, thereon, in lieu thereof or for non-collection or in respect thereof.

 



 

“Yield” means, with respect to each Interest Period, the product of (a) the Yield Rate for such Interest Period and (b) the aggregate Lessor Amount outstanding, as determined for the applicable Interest Period in accordance with Section 4.1 of the Participation Agreement.

 

“Yield Rate” means, with respect to any Interest Period (A) the sum of the LIBO Rate for such Interest Period, plus the Applicable Margin for the Lessor Amount, and (B) if the provisions of Section 14.1 or Section 14.2 of the Participation Agreement for such Interest Period shall apply, the Alternate Base Rate.

 



 

LESSOR COMMITMENT

 

LESSOR

 

LESSOR
COMMITMENT

 

COMMITMENT PERCENTAGE
(OF THE AGGREGATE COMMITMENT
AMOUNT)

 

BA LEASING BSC, LLC

 

$

72,000,000

 

10

%

 

SCHEDULE I
(to Participation Agreement)

 



 

LENDERS’ COMMITMENTS

 

LENDERS

 

LOAN
COMMITMENT

 

COMMITMENT
PERCENTAGE
(OF THE AGGREGATE
LOAN COMMITMENT
AMOUNT)

 

COMMITMENT
PERCENTAGE
(OF THE AGGREGATE
COMMITMENT
AMOUNT)

 

BA Leasing BSC, LLC

 

$

153,000,000

 

23.61

%

21.25

%

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.

 

$

95,000,000

 

14.66

%

13.19

%

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

 

$

95,000,000

 

14.66

%

13.19

%

U.S. Bank National Association

 

$

95,000,000

 

14.66

%

13.19

%

Fifth Third Bank

 

$

65,000,000

 

10.03

%

9.03

%

Citibank, N.A.

 

$

40,000,000

 

6.17

%

5.56

%

Goldman Sachs Bank USA

 

$

40,000,000

 

6.17

%

5.56

%

The Northern Trust Company

 

$

15,000,000

 

2.31

%

2.08

%

PNC Equipment Finance, LLC

 

$

25,000,000

 

3.86

%

3.47

%

Citizens Bank, N.A.

 

$

25,000,000

 

3.86

%

3.47

%

TOTAL:

 

$

648,000,000

 

100

%

90

%

 

SCHEDULE II
(to Participation Agreement)

 



 

NOTICE INFORMATION, PAYMENT OFFICES
AND APPLICABLE LENDING OFFICES

 

[A copy of Schedule III to the Participation Agreement
is on file with the Lessee and the Administrative Agent]

 

SCHEDULE III
(to Participation Agreement)

 



 

INITIAL SUBSIDIARY GUARANTORS

 

REGENERON HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS, INC., a New York corporation

 

REGENERON GENETICS CENTER LLC, a Delaware limited liability company

 

SCHEDULE IV
(to Participation Agreement)

 



 

GOVERNMENTAL ACTIONS; FILINGS AND RECORDINGS AS OF DOCUMENT CLOSING DATE

 

1.                                       Recordation of the following instruments and documents in the Office of the County Clerk of the County of Westchester, New York:

 

a.                                       the Deed;

b.                                       the Memorandum of Lease;

c.                                        the Assignment of Leases;

d.                                       the Subordination Agreement by and among Lessee and Parent Guarantor in favor of Administrative Agent dated March 3, 2017

 

2.                                       Filing of a UCC-1 financing statement in the Office of the County Clerk of the County of Westchester, New York, naming Lessee as debtor, Administrative Agent (as Administrative Agent for the Lenders), as total assignee secured party, and Lessor, as assignor secured party.

 

3.                                       Filing of a UCC-1 financing statement in the office of the Secretary of State of the State of New York, naming Lessee as debtor, Administrative Agent (as Administrative Agent for the Lenders), as total assignee secured party, and Lessor, as assignor secured party.

 

4.                                       Filing of a UCC-1 financing statement in the Office of the County Clerk of the County of Westchester, New York, naming Lessor as debtor and Administrative Agent (as Administrative Agent for the Lenders) as secured party.

 

5.                                       Filing of a UCC-1 financing statement in the office of the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware, naming Lessor as debtor and Administrative Agent (as Administrative Agent for the Lenders) as secured party.

 

SCHEDULE 6.1(xi)
(to Participation Agreement)

 



 

FORM OF ADVANCE REQUEST

 

TO:                            BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., not in its individual capacity, except as expressly stated in the Participation Agreement (as defined below), but solely as Administrative Agent (in such capacity, the “ Administrative Agent ”) under the Participation Agreement to be dated on or about March 3, 2017 among the Administrative Agent, BA LEASING BSC, LLC, as Lessor, OLD SAW MILL HOLDINGS LLC, a New York limited liability company, as Lessee, and the financial institutions listed on Schedule II thereto, as Lenders (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time pursuant thereto, the “ Participation Agreement ”).  All capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings assigned to them in Appendix 1 to the Participation Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires.

 

FROM:        OLD SAW MILL HOLDINGS LLC

 

Date:                   February 28, 2017

 

RE:                            Advance Request

 

1.               This Advance Request is delivered pursuant to Section 3.3 of the Participation Agreement.

 

2.               The proposed Advance Date is March 3, 2017.

 

3.               The undersigned hereby requests an Advance in the amount of $720,000,000, to be used to Fund:

 

(a)          The Purchase Price (less the reimbursement of the Deposit referred to below) in the amount of $663,000,000; and

 

(b)          The Deposit in the amount of $57,000,000 (to reimburse Parent Guarantor for same).

 

4.               Lessee hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to disburse from the proceeds of the Advance requested hereby to Fund the Purchase Price (less the reimbursement of the Deposit referred to above) directly to Chicago Title Insurance Company.

 

5.               The undersigned requests that the Advance be sent by wire transfer in accordance with the payment instructions set forth on Schedule 1 attached hereto.

 

[Remainder of page intentionally left blank.]

 

EXHIBIT A
(to Participation Agreement)

 



 

 

OLD SAW MILL HOLDINGS LLC, as Lessee

 

 

 

By:

 

 

Name:

 

 

Title:

 

 



 

SCHEDULE 1
TO ADVANCE REQUEST

 

A.  WIRE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARENT GUARANTOR

 

PAYEE:

 

Bank:

 

Address:

 

ABA Routing No:

 

Account No:

 

Reference:

 

 

B.  WIRE INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHICAGO TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY

 

PAYEE:

 

Bank:

 

Address:

 

ABA Routing No:

 

Account No:

 

Reference:

 

Attn:

 

 



 

FORM OF LESSEE’S DOCUMENT CLOSING DATE CERTIFICATE

 

DATED AS OF MARCH 3, 2017

 

TO:                            Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent

BA Leasing BSC, LLC, as Lessor

 

This Document Closing Date Certificate is delivered to you pursuant to Section 6.1(iii) of the Participation Agreement (the “ Participation Agreement ”), dated as of the date hereof, among Old Saw Mill Holdings LLC, a New York limited liability company, as Lessee (“ Lessee ”), BA Leasing BSC, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, as Lessor, Bank of America, N.A., not in its individual capacity, except as expressly stated therein, but solely as Administrative Agent, and the financial institutions listed on Schedule II thereto.  All capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings assigned to them in Appendix 1 to the Participation Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires.

 

The undersigned, in his capacity as a Responsible Officer of the Lessee, is duly authorized and hereby certifies, in such capacity and on behalf of the Lessee and not in any personal capacity, to the Lessor and Administrative Agent that as of the date hereof:

 

1.                           The Advance requested by the Company to be made on the date hereof complies with the limitations and conditions set forth in Section 3.1(d) of the Participation Agreement. All of the conditions set forth in Article VI of the Participation Agreement are fully satisfied as of the date hereof (or waived in accordance with the Operative Documents) and will be fully satisfied upon or substantially concurrently with the Funding of the Advance (or waived in accordance with the Operative Documents), in any such case, except to the extent satisfaction of any such condition is subject to the discretion or control of the Administrative Agent any Participant and/or their Related Parties.

 

2.                           Each and every representation and warranty of the Lessee contained in each Operative Document to which it is a party is true and correct in all material respects on and as of the Document Closing Date, except to the extent such representation or warranty specifically refers to an earlier date, in which case such representation or warranty is true and correct in all material respects on and as of such earlier date.

 

3.                           No Default, Event of Default, Event of Loss, Specified Significant Environmental Event or Specified Material Environmental Violation has occurred and is continuing, and no Default, Event of Default, Event of Loss, Specified Significant Environmental Event or Specified Material Environmental Violation will have occurred and be continuing immediately after giving effect to the Advance Request.

 

EXHIBIT B
(to Participation Agreement)

 



 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have signed my name as a duly authorized Responsible Officer of Lessee on the date first written above.

 

 

OLD SAW MILL HOLDINGS LLC

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

 

Title:

 

 



 

FORM OF PARENT GUARANTOR’S DOCUMENT CLOSING DATE CERTIFICATE

 

DATED AS OF MARCH 3, 2017

 

TO:                            Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent

BA Leasing BSC, LLC, as Lessor

 

This Document Closing Date Certificate is delivered to you pursuant to Section 6.1(iii) of the Participation Agreement (the “Participation Agreement” ), dated as of the date hereof, among Old Saw Mill Holdings LLC, a New York limited liability company, as Lessee ( “Lessee” ), BA Leasing BSC, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, as Lessor, Bank of America, N.A., not in its individual capacity, except as expressly stated therein, but solely as Administrative Agent, and the financial institutions listed on Schedule II thereto, and in connection with that certain Guaranty (the “Guaranty” ), dated as of the date hereof, executed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a New York corporation (the “ Parent Guarantor ”).  All capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings assigned to them in Appendix 1 to the Participation Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires.

 

The undersigned, in his capacity as a Responsible Officer of the Parent Guarantor, is duly authorized and hereby certifies, in such capacity and on behalf of the Parent Guarantor and not in any personal capacity, to the Lessor and Administrative Agent that as of the date hereof:

 

1.                                       Each and every representation and warranty of each Guarantor contained in each Operative Document to which it is a party is true and correct in all material respects on and as of the Document Closing Date, except to the extent such representation or warranty specifically refers to an earlier date, in which case such representation or warranty is true and correct in all material respects on and as of such earlier date.

 

2.                                       No Default, Event of Default, Event of Loss, Specified Significant Environmental Event or Specified Material Environmental Violation has occurred and is continuing, and no Default, Event of Default, Event of Loss, Specified Significant Environmental Event or Specified Material Environmental Violation will have occurred and be continuing immediately after giving effect to the Advance Request.

 

EXHIBIT C
(to Participation Agreement)

 



 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have signed my name as a duly authorized Responsible Officer of Parent Guarantor on the date first written above.

 

 

REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

Name:

 

Title:

 



 

FORM OF GUARANTY

 

( See attached ).

 

EXHIBIT  D
(to Participation Agreement)

 



 

 

GUARANTY

 

dated as of March 3, 2017

 

made by

 

REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.,
as Parent Guarantor,

 

and

 

The Subsidiary Guarantors party hereto from time to time

 

 



 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

SECTION

 

HEADING

 

PAGE

Section 1.

 

Guarantee

 

1

Section 2.

 

Guarantor’s Obligations Unconditional

 

3

Section 3.

 

Waiver of Subrogation

 

7

Section 4.

 

Reasonableness and Effect of Waivers

 

7

Section 5.

 

Transfers by Beneficiaries

 

8

Section 6.

 

No Waiver by Beneficiaries

 

8

Section 7.

 

Guarantor Representations and Warranties

 

8

Section 8.

 

Guarantor Affirmative Covenants

 

14

Section 9.

 

Guarantor Negative Covenants

 

19

Section 10.

 

Successors and Assigns

 

30

Section 11.

 

Severability

 

30

Section 12.

 

Submission to Jurisdiction; Service of Process

 

30

Section 13.

 

Notices

 

30

Section 14.

 

Amendment

 

31

Section 15.

 

Governing Law; Waiver of Jury Trial

 

31

Section 16.

 

No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility

 

31

Section 17.

 

Releases; Termination of Guaranty

 

32

Section 18.

 

Contribution with Respect to Liabilities

 

33

 

SCHEDULES

 

SCHEDULE 7(a)

Subsidiaries

SCHEDULE 9(a)

Existing Indebtedness

SCHEDULE 9(b)

Existing Liens

 

ANNEXES AND EXHIBITS

 

ANNEX I

Form of Guaranty Supplement

 



 

GUARANTY

 

THIS GUARANTY (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, this “ Guaranty ”), dated as of March 3, 2017, is made by (i) REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., a New York corporation (the “ Parent Guarantor ”), (ii) each of the undersigned Subsidiaries (as hereinafter defined) of the Parent Guarantor (the “ Initial Subsidiary Guarantors ” and together with Parent Guarantor, the “ Initial Guarantors ”) and (iii) any additional Subsidiaries of the Parent Guarantor which become parties to this Guaranty by executing a supplement hereto in the form attached as Annex I (collectively with the Initial Subsidiary Guarantors, the “ Subsidiary Guarantors ” and together with Parent Guarantor, the “ Guarantors ”) in favor of (a) each Participant (as hereinafter defined) and (b) the Administrative Agent (as hereinafter defined), for the benefit of itself and the other Beneficiaries (as hereinafter defined).

 

W I T N E S S E T H:

 

WHEREAS, Old Saw Mill Holdings LLC, a New York limited liability company, as Lessee (together with its successors and permitted assigns, in its capacity as Lessee, “ Lessee ”), BA Leasing BSC LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, as Lessor ( together with its successors and permitted assigns, in its capacity as Lessor, Lessor ”), the Lenders party thereto and Bank of America, N.A., not in its individual capacity, except as expressly stated therein, but solely as Administrative Agent (together with its successors and permitted assigns, in its capacity as Administrative Agent, the “ Administrative Agent ”) have entered into that certain Participation Agreement, dated as of March 3, 2017 (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “ Participation Agreement ”; unless otherwise defined herein or the context hereof otherwise requires, terms which are defined or defined by reference in the Participation Agreement shall have the same meanings when used herein as such terms have therein); and

 

WHEREAS, it is a condition precedent to the consummation by the Participants (as hereinafter defined) of the Overall Transaction to be consummated on the Document Closing Date that the Initial Guarantors execute and deliver this Guaranty; and

 

WHEREAS, each Subsidiary Guarantor is an affiliate of Lessee, and Lessee and each Subsidiary Guarantor is a direct or indirect wholly-owned Subsidiary of Parent Guarantor and it is in the best interests of Parent Guarantor and each Subsidiary Guarantor that the Overall Transaction and the Document Closing Date occur;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged by each Guarantor, each Guarantor hereby agrees as follows:

 

Section 1. Guarantee .  Each Guarantor, jointly and severally, hereby irrevocably and unconditionally guarantees to (i) each Participant, for the benefit of itself and its Related Parties that are Beneficiaries (as hereinafter defined), and (ii) the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of itself and the other Beneficiaries (a) the full and prompt payment when due, whether by

 



 

acceleration or otherwise, and at all times thereafter, and (b) the full and prompt performance when due of all of the Liabilities (as hereinafter defined) (or, in the case of such guarantee to each Participant, all of the Liabilities owed to such Participant and its Related Parties that are Beneficiaries), including, interest or yield on any such Liabilities, whether accruing before or after any bankruptcy or insolvency case or proceeding involving Lessee or any other Person, and, if interest or yield on any portion of such obligations ceases to accrue by operation of law by reason of the commencement of such case or proceeding, including such interest and yield as would have accrued on any such portion of such obligations if such case or proceeding had not commenced.  Each Guarantor further agrees to pay all expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees actually incurred and legal expenses) paid or incurred by any Beneficiary in endeavoring to collect the Liabilities, or any part thereof, and in enforcing this Guaranty, subject to the limitations set forth in Section 15.17 of the Participation Agreement (including with respect to attorneys’ fees).  The term “ Beneficiaries ,” as used herein, shall mean each of Lessor, Administrative Agent, each other Participant and each other Indemnitee.  The term “ Liabilities, ” as used herein, shall mean all of the following, in each case howsoever created, arising or evidenced, whether direct or indirect, joint or several, absolute or contingent, or now or hereafter existing, or due or to become due:  all Rent (including, but not limited to Basic Rent and Supplemental Rent), Lease Balance, Purchase Amount, Sale Option Recourse Amount, indemnities and all additional amounts and other sums at any time due and owing, and required to be paid, in each case of the foregoing, by Lessee under the terms of the Lease, the Participation Agreement or any other Operative Document and all other obligations, covenants and agreements to be performed by Lessee under the Lease, the Participation Agreement or any other Operative Document (whether or not Lessee, any Guarantor or any other Person shall be relieved or released from any or all liability or obligations under any thereof, except on account of the full and indefeasible payment and performance of all Liabilities).

 

In any action or proceeding involving any state corporate law, or any state or federal bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or any other law affecting the rights of creditors generally, if the obligations of any Guarantor under this Guaranty would otherwise be held or determined to be void, invalid or unenforceable, or subordinated to the claims of any other creditors, on account of the amount of its liability under this Guaranty, then, notwithstanding any other provision hereof to the contrary, the amount of such liability shall, without any further action by such Guarantor or any other Person, be automatically limited and reduced to the highest amount which is valid and enforceable as determined in such action or proceeding.

 

Each Guarantor agrees that upon the occurrence of an Event of Default described in Section 16.1(h) or (i) of the Lease, the Guarantors will pay to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Beneficiaries, forthwith the full amount which would be payable hereunder by the Guarantors as if all Liabilities were then due and payable.

 

This Guaranty shall in all respects be an absolute and unconditional guaranty of payment and performance (and not of collection), and shall remain in full force and effect until the full and indefeasible payment and performance of all of the Liabilities and Guarantors’ obligations hereunder (notwithstanding, without limitation, the dissolution of Guarantors).  The liability of Guarantors hereunder may be enforced without the Beneficiaries being required to resort to any

 

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other right, remedy or security; provided that any such enforcement shall be subject to any applicable grace or notice and cure period and shall be in accordance with Section 5.2 of the Loan Agreement and 16.2 of the Lease; provided, further, that, if an Acceleration has not occurred and a Payment Default exists under clause (ii) of such definition with respect to amounts owed to any Participant or its Related Parties that are Beneficiaries (other than a Payment Default with respect to (x) Basic Rent or (y) amounts owed to all Lenders or all Participants), then such Participant may demand payment hereunder for such amounts.

 

The obligations of Guarantor are independent of any obligations of Lessor, Administrative Agent, any Participant or any other Person under any of the Operative Documents.  Each and every Event of Default under any of the Operative Documents with respect to the Liabilities shall give rise to a separate claim and cause of action hereunder, and separate claims or suits may be made and brought, as the case may be, hereunder as each such Event of Default occurs (subject to the provisos at the end of the immediately preceding paragraph).

 

Lessor and/or Administrative Agent on behalf of itself and the Beneficiaries may, from time to time at its discretion and without notice to any Guarantor, but subject to the provisions of the Operative Documents, take any or all of the following actions:  (a) retain or obtain a lien upon or a security interest in any property to secure any of the Liabilities or any obligation hereunder; (b) retain or obtain the primary or secondary obligation of any obligor or obligors, in addition to the Guarantors, with respect to any of the Liabilities; (c) extend or renew for one or more periods (regardless of whether longer than the original period), alter or exchange any of the Liabilities, or release or compromise any obligation of any Guarantor hereunder or any obligation of any nature of any other obligor with respect to any of the Liabilities (including, without limitation, Lessee); (d) release or fail to perfect its lien upon or security interest in, or impair, surrender, release or permit any substitution or exchange for, all or any part of any property securing any of the Liabilities or any obligation hereunder, or extend or renew for one or more periods (regardless of whether longer than the original period) or release, compromise, alter or exchange any obligations of any nature of any obligor with respect to any such property; and (e) resort to any Guarantor for payment of any of the Liabilities, regardless of whether Lessor, any Lender or any other Person shall have resorted to any property securing any of the Liabilities or any obligation hereunder or shall have proceeded against any other obligor primarily or secondarily obligated with respect to any of the Liabilities (all of the actions referred to in this paragraph being hereby expressly waived by each Guarantor).

 

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, amounts paid or collected under this Guaranty shall be subject to Section 5.3 of the Participation Agreement, except to the extent otherwise expressly provided in any other applicable provision of the Participation Agreement.

 

Section 2. Guarantor’s Obligations Unconditional .  Guarantors’ obligations hereunder are independent of Lessee’s obligations under the Lease and the other Operative Documents or in respect of any other Person, and the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Beneficiaries, may enforce any of its rights hereunder independently of any other right or remedy that it or any other Beneficiary may at any time hold with respect to the Liabilities or any security or other

 

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guaranty therefor.  Such obligations shall be absolute and unconditional, shall not be subject to any counterclaim, setoff, deduction (other than deductions or withholdings in respect of Taxes that are permitted by the Operative Documents), diminution, abatement, recoupment, suspension, deferment, reduction or defense (other than full and indefeasible payment and performance of all of the Liabilities), whether based upon any claim that Lessee, Guarantor or any other Person may have against any Beneficiary or any other Person or otherwise, and shall remain in full force and effect without regard to, and shall not be released, discharged or in any way affected by, any circumstance or condition whatsoever (other than full and indefeasible payment and performance of all of the Liabilities or as otherwise expressly permitted by Section 17) (whether or not any Guarantor or any other Person shall have any knowledge or notice thereof) including, without limitation, any of the following:

 

(A)                                subject to the terms of the Lease and the other Operative Documents, any amendment, modification, addition, deletion, supplement or renewal to or of or other change in the Liabilities or any Operative Document or any of the agreements referred to in any thereof, or any other instrument or agreement applicable to any Operative Document or any of the parties to such agreements, or to the Leased Property, or any assignment, mortgage or transfer thereof or of any interest therein, or any furnishing or acceptance of additional security for, guaranty of or right of offset with respect to, any of the Liabilities; or the failure of any security or the failure of any Beneficiary to perfect or insure any interest in any collateral;

 

(B)                                any failure, omission or delay on the part of Lessee, any Beneficiary or any other Guarantor to conform or comply with any term of any instrument or agreement referred to in clause (A) above;

 

(C)                                any waiver, consent, extension, indulgence, compromise, release or other action or inaction under or in respect of any instrument, agreement, guaranty, right of offset or security referred to in clause (A) above or any obligation or liability of Lessee or any Beneficiary or any other Person, or any exercise or non-exercise by any Beneficiary or any other Person of any right, remedy, power or privilege under or in respect of any such instrument, agreement, guaranty, right of offset or security or any such obligation or liability;

 

(D)                                any bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, arrangement, readjustment, composition, liquidation or similar proceeding with respect to Lessee, any Beneficiary, any Guarantor or any other guarantor or obligor of any Liabilities or any of their respective properties, or any action taken by any trustee, receiver or court in any such proceeding;

 

(E)                                 subject to Sections 15.15 and 15.16 of the Participation Agreement, any limitation on the liability or obligations of any Person (including, without limitation, Lessee) under any Operative Document, the Liabilities, any collateral security for the Liabilities, any other guaranty of the Liabilities or any discharge, termination, cancellation, frustration, irregularity, invalidity or unenforceability, in whole or in part, of

 

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any of the foregoing or any other agreement, instrument, guaranty or security referred to in clause (A) above or any term of any thereof (other than any such discharge, termination or cancellation as a result of full and indefeasible payment and performance of all of the Liabilities);

 

(F)                                  any defect in the title, compliance with specifications, condition, design, operation or fitness for use of, or any damage to or loss or destruction of, or any interruption or cessation in the use of the Leased Property by Lessee or any other Person for any reason whatsoever (including, without limitation, any governmental prohibition or restriction, condemnation, requisition, seizure or any other act on the part of any governmental or military authority, or any act of God or of the public enemy) regardless of the duration thereof (even though such duration would otherwise constitute a frustration of a lease), whether or not resulting from accident and whether or not without fault on the part of Lessee or any other Person;

 

(G)                                any merger or consolidation of Lessee or any Guarantor into or with any other Person, or any sale, lease or transfer of any of the assets of Lessee or any Guarantor to any other Person, except as otherwise expressly provided by Section 17;

 

(H)                               any change in the ownership of any shares of capital stock of Lessee or any Guarantor or any corporate change in Lessee or any Guarantor, except as otherwise expressly provided by Section 17;

 

(I)                                    any recovery of judgment against Lessee, or by any levy of any writ or process of execution under any such judgment (except to the extent such recovery indefeasibly reduces the Liabilities);

 

(J)                                    any legal characterization of the obligations created by the Lease and the other Operative Documents as a lease, a secured financing or otherwise;

 

(K)                                absence of any notice to, or knowledge of, Guarantors of the existence or occurrence of any of the foregoing clauses (A) through (J); or

 

(L)                                 any other occurrence or circumstance whatsoever, whether similar or dissimilar to the foregoing, and any other circumstance that might otherwise constitute a legal or equitable defense or discharge of the liabilities of a guarantor or surety or that might otherwise limit recourse against the Guarantors (other than full and indefeasible payment and performance of all of the Liabilities or as otherwise expressly permitted by Section 17).

 

The obligations of the Guarantors set forth herein constitute the full recourse obligations of the Guarantors enforceable against them on a joint and several basis to the full extent of all their respective assets and properties, notwithstanding any provision in the Lease or any other Operative Documents.

 

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Each Guarantor waives any and all notice of the creation, renewal, extension or accrual of any of the Liabilities and notice of or proof of reliance by any Beneficiary upon this Guaranty or acceptance of this Guaranty, and the Liabilities, and any of them, shall conclusively be deemed to have been created, contracted or incurred in reliance upon this Guaranty; provided that the foregoing shall not constitute a waiver of any notice specifically required to be given to such Guarantor by any Beneficiary under any of the Operative Documents.  Each Guarantor unconditionally waives, to the extent permitted by law:  (a) acceptance of this Guaranty and proof of reliance by any Beneficiary hereon; (b) notice of any of the matters referred to in clauses (A) through (L) above (other than any notice specifically required to be given to such Guarantor by any Beneficiary under any of the Operative Documents), or any right to consent or assent to any thereof (except to the extent the consent of such Guarantor with respect thereto is specifically required under any of the Operative Documents); (c) all notices that may be required by statute, rule of law or otherwise, now or hereafter in effect, to preserve intact any rights against Guarantor, including, without limitation, any demand, presentment, protest, proof or notice of nonpayment under any Operative Document, and notice of default or any failure on the part of Lessee to perform and comply with any covenant, agreement, term or condition of any Operative Document (in any such case, other than any notice specifically required to be given to such Guarantor by any Beneficiary under any of the Operative Documents); (d) any right to the enforcement, assertion or exercise against Lessee of any right, power, privilege or remedy conferred in any Operative Document or otherwise; (e) any requirement of diligence on the part of any Person; (f) any requirement of any Beneficiary to take any action whatsoever, to exhaust any remedies or to mitigate the damages resulting from a default by any Person under any Operative Document; (g) any notice of any sale, transfer or other disposition by any Person of any right under, title to or interest in any Operative Document or the Leased Property; and (h) any other circumstance whatsoever that might otherwise constitute a legal or equitable discharge, release or defense of a guarantor or surety, or that might otherwise limit recourse against any Guarantor (other than full and indefeasible payment and performance of all of the Liabilities or as otherwise expressly permitted by Section 17).

 

Each Guarantor agrees that this Guaranty shall be automatically reinstated if and to the extent that for any reason any payment under any Operative Document by or on behalf of itself or Lessee is rescinded or must be otherwise disgorged or restored by any Beneficiary whether as a result of any proceedings in bankruptcy or reorganization or otherwise.

 

Each Guarantor further agrees that, without limiting the generality of this Guaranty, if an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing and any Beneficiar