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

FORM 8-K

 CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 28, 2023
 
ZoomInfo Technologies Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
001-39310
87-3037521
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

805 Broadway Street, Suite 900, Vancouver, Washington 98660
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (800) 914-1220
 
Not applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Title of each class
Trading Symbol
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Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
ZI
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐



Item 1.01    Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
First Lien Credit Agreement Amendment
On February 28, 2023, ZoomInfo LLC (the “Borrower”) entered into an amendment (the “Credit Agreement Amendment”), by and among the Borrower, ZoomInfo Technologies LLC, as the co-borrower (the “Co-Borrower”), ZoomInfo Midco LLC (“Holdings”), the other guarantors party thereto, each lender and L/C issuer party thereto, and Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., as administrative agent, collateral agent and L/C issuer, to the Borrower’s existing first lien credit agreement, dated as of February 1, 2019, by and among the Borrower, the Co-Borrower, Holdings, the lenders from time to time party thereto and Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., as administrative agent, collateral agent and L/C issuer (as amended by that certain Amendment No. 1 to First Lien Credit Agreement, dated as of February 19, 2020, as further amended by that certain Amendment No. 2 to First Lien Credit Agreement, dated as of February 2, 2021, as further amended by that certain Amendment No. 3 to First Lien Credit Agreement, dated as of July 20, 2021, as further amended by that certain Amendment No. 4 to First Lien Credit Agreement, dated as of December 30, 2022, and as further amended by the Credit Agreement Amendment, the “First Lien Credit Agreement”), that provided for, among other things, (i) an extension of the scheduled maturity date of payment with respect to the principal amount of certain existing revolving credit commitments and existing revolving credit loans to February 28, 2028, (ii) an extension of the scheduled maturity date of payment with respect to the principal amount of the existing term loans to February 28, 2030, and (iii) the repricing of the first lien term loan facility.
Amounts drawn under the first lien term loan facility will bear interest, at the Borrower’s option, at a percentage per annum equal to 1.75% per annum for Base Rate Loans or 2.75% per annum for SOFR Loans, plus a credit spread adjustment of 0.10%.
The foregoing description of the Credit Agreement Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the document, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 2.03    Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information set forth in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference in this Item 2.03.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)     Exhibits.
Exhibit No.Description
10.1
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Signatures
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


ZoomInfo Technologies Inc.
Date: March 2, 2023
By:     /s/ Anthony Stark     
Name:  Anthony Stark
Title:   General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Document
Exhibit 10.1
Execution Version
AMENDMENT NO. 5 TO FIRST LIEN CREDIT AGREEMENT
AMENDMENT NO. 5, dated as of February 28, 2023 (this “Amendment”), by and among ZOOMINFO LLC (f/k/a DISCOVERORG, LLC), a limited liability company organized under the laws of Delaware (the “Borrower”), ZOOMINFO TECHNOLOGIES LLC, a limited liability company organized under the laws of Delaware (the “Co-Borrower”), ZOOMINFO MIDCO LLC (f/k/a DISCOVERORG MIDCO, LLC), a limited liability company organized under the laws of Delaware (“Holdings”), each of the Guarantors party hereto and MORGAN STANLEY SENIOR FUNDING, INC. (“MSSF”), as Administrative Agent (in such capacity, the “Administrative Agent”), Collateral Agent, and L/C Issuer, and each other Lender and L/C Issuer party hereto, to the First Lien Credit Agreement, dated as of February 1, 2019, among the Borrower, Holdings, the Administrative Agent, and each lender from time to time party thereto (as amended by that certain Amendment No. 1 to First Lien Credit Agreement, dated as of February 19, 2020, as further amended by that certain Amendment No. 2 to First Lien Credit Agreement, dated as of February 2, 2021, as further amended by that certain Amendment No. 3 to First Lien Credit Agreement, dated as of July 20, 2021, as further amended by that certain Amendment No. 4 to First Lien Credit Agreement, dated as of December 30, 2022, and as further amended, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time through the date hereof, the “Credit Agreement” and the Credit Agreement, as amended by this Amendment, the “Amended Credit Agreement”). Capitalized terms not otherwise defined in this Amendment have the same meanings as specified in the Credit Agreement or the Amended Credit Agreement, as the context may require.
W I T N E S S E T H:
WHEREAS, the Borrowers desire to amend the Credit Agreement on the terms set forth herein;
WHEREAS, Section 2.19(c) of the Credit Agreement provides that the Loan Parties, the Extended Loans Agent and the Extending Lenders may establish Extended Tranches pursuant to an amendment to the Credit Agreement;
WHEREAS, (i) MSSF has been appointed as the left lead arranger and bookrunner for this Amendment (in such capacities, the “Amendment No. 5 Lead Arranger”), (ii) each of MSSF, Barclays Bank PLC and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. has been appointed as a joint lead bookrunning manager (the “Amendment No. 5 Joint Lead Bookrunning Managers”) and (iii) each of BofA Securities, Inc., Goldman Sachs Bank USA and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC has been appointed as a joint bookrunner (the “Amendment No. 5 Joint Bookrunners” and together with the Amendment No. 5 Lead Arranger and the Amendment No. 5 Joint Lead Bookrunning Managers, collectively, the “Amendment No. 5 Arrangers”);
WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 2.19(a) of the Credit Agreement, the Borrowers have requested that (i) the Term Loans outstanding under the Credit Agreement immediately prior to the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date (as defined below) (comprising, for the avoidance of doubt, the Initial Term Loans and the 2021-1 Incremental First Lien Term Loans) (the “Existing Term Loans”; the Term Lenders thereunder immediately prior to the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, the “Existing Term Lenders”) be converted to extend the scheduled maturity date of payment with respect to the principal amount of such Existing Term Loans and (ii) the

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Revolving Credit Commitments (the “Existing Revolving Credit Commitments”) and the Revolving Credit Loans made pursuant thereto (the “Existing Revolving Credit Loans”) outstanding under the Credit Agreement immediately prior to the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date (the Revolving Credit Lenders thereunder immediately prior to the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, the “Existing Revolving Credit Lenders” and together with the Existing Term Lenders, collectively, the “Existing Lenders”) be converted to extend the scheduled maturity date of payment with respect to the principal amount of such Existing Revolving Credit Commitments and Existing Revolving Credit Loans;
WHEREAS, (i) each Existing Term Lender that executes and delivers a consent to this Amendment (each, a “Consenting Existing Term Lender”) and each Existing Revolving Credit Lender that executes and delivers a consent to this Amendment (each, a “Consenting Existing Revolving Credit Lender” and together with the Consenting Existing Term Lenders, collectively, the “Consenting Existing Lenders”) substantially in the form of the applicable consent attached as Exhibit B hereto (an “Extending Lender Consent”) shall be a party to this Amendment on the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date and (ii) each Person identified on Schedule I hereto (the “Replacement Extended Term Commitments Schedule”) as a Term Lender that executes and delivers a counterpart signature page to this Amendment (each, a “Replacement Extending Term Lender” and together with each Consenting Existing Lender, collectively, the “Amendment No. 5 Extending Lenders”; the Existing Terms Loans of the Consenting Existing Term Lenders converted pursuant to this Amendment, the “Extended Term Loans”; the Existing Revolving Credit Commitments of the Consenting Existing Revolving Credit Lenders converted pursuant to this Amendment, the “Extended Revolving Credit Commitments”; the Existing Revolving Credit Loans of the Consenting Existing Revolving Credit Lenders converted pursuant to this Amendment, the “Extended Revolving Credit Loans”; and the Extended Revolving Credit Loans together with the Extended Term Loans, collectively, the “Extended Loans”) shall, in each case, be an additional Lender and a party to this Amendment on the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date;
WHEREAS, each Existing Term Lender that (x) does not execute and deliver an Extending Lender Consent to the Administrative Agent on or prior to 12:00 p.m. (New York City time) on February 17, 2023 (the “Consent Deadline”) or (y) otherwise affirms in writing to the Administrative Agent its intention to not consent to this Amendment or to not become a Consenting Existing Term Lender pursuant hereto (each, a “Non-Consenting Lender”) shall, in accordance with Section 2.19(e) of the Credit Agreement, assign and delegate, without recourse (in accordance with Section 10.07 of the Credit Agreement), all of its interests, rights and obligations under the Credit Agreement and the related Loan Documents in respect of its Existing Term Loans to the applicable Replacement Extending Term Lender that shall assume such interests, rights and obligations pursuant to and as specified in the applicable Assignment and Assumption in respect of such Existing Term Loans of such Non-Consenting Lender (each such Assignment and Assumption, an “Extension Amendment Assignment”), as further set forth in this Amendment.
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WHEREAS, (i) if a Consenting Existing Lender elects the “Consent and Cashless Extension Option” on its Extending Lender Consent (such Consenting Existing Lender, a “Cashless Extending Lender”), such Cashless Extending Lender will have all of its Existing Term Loans, Existing Revolving Credit Commitments and/or Existing Revolving Credit Loans, as applicable, converted to Extended Term Loans, Extended Revolving Credit Commitments and Extended Revolving Credit Loans, as applicable, effective as of the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date and (ii) if a Consenting Existing Term Lender elects the “Consent and Post-Closing Settlement Option” on its Extending Lender Consent, the aggregate principal amount of such Consenting Existing Term Lender’s Existing Term Loans, will be assigned to MSSF (in such capacity, the “Assignee Extending Lender”) on the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date immediately prior to the conversion of the Existing Term Loans to Extended Term Loans provided for herein (it being understood that no Assignment and Assumption shall be required to be executed and delivered by such Consenting Existing Term Lender to effect such assignment) and following the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, such Consenting Existing Term Lender (or its designated Affiliate (other than any Disqualified Institution)) shall purchase by assignment, from the Assignee Extending Lender, Extended Term Loans in an equal principal amount as the amount of Existing Term Loans assigned by such Consenting Existing Lender on the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date;
WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of Sections 2.19 and 10.01 of the Credit Agreement, the Loan Parties, the Administrative Agent and the Amendment No. 5 Extending Lenders (which, upon the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, shall constitute Required Lenders) wish to amend the Credit Agreement pursuant to this Amendment as set forth herein;
NOW, THEREFORE, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:
ARTICLE I
Amendments
Section 1.1.Amendments; Existing Loans.
(a)Amendments. Subject to satisfaction (or waiver) of the conditions set forth in Article III hereof, on the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, the parties hereto agree that the Credit Agreement shall be amended to delete the stricken text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: stricken text) and to add the double-underlined text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: double-underlined text) as set forth in the document attached as Exhibit A hereto.
(b)Term Loans.
i.On the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, (x) each Consenting Existing Term Lender shall have all of its Existing Term Loans (or in the case of the Assignee Extending Lender, all the Existing Term Loans immediately after giving effect to the assignments from any Consenting Existing Term Lender that elected the “Consent and Post-Closing Settlement Option” on its Extending Lender Consent) automatically converted to Extended Term Loans for all purposes under the Amended Credit Agreement, and such Extended Term Loans shall be outstanding under the Amended Credit Agreement on the terms and conditions set forth therein
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and (y) each Replacement Extending Term Lender shall make Extended Term Loans to the Borrowers on the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date in the principal amount of such Replacement Extending Term Lender’s Extended Term Commitment set forth opposite such Replacement Extending Term Lender’s name on the Replacement Extended Term Commitments Schedule.
ii.Pursuant to Section 2.19 of the Credit Agreement, with effect from and including the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, the Assignee Extending Lender (solely with respect to any Existing Term Loans assigned to it), each Cashless Extending Lender holding Existing Term Loans, and each Replacement Extending Term Lender have each elected to become an Amendment No. 5 Extending Lender and holder of an Extended Term Loan and shall be a party to this Amendment and the Amended Credit Agreement with all of the rights and obligations of a “Lender” and an “Extending Lender” under the Amended Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents.
iii.Each of the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent hereby consents to the election by each Consenting Existing Term Lender to convert its Existing Term Loans into Extended Term Loans. To the extent not already a Lender, each Replacement Extending Term Lender agrees that effective on and at all times after the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, such Replacement Extending Term Lender will be bound by all obligations and have all rights of a Lender. Each of the parties hereto acknowledges and agrees that (x) this Amendment constitutes an Extension Amendment with respect to the establishment of the Extended Term Loans provided by the Consenting Existing Term Lenders and (y) the Extended Term Loans provided by the Consenting Existing Term Lenders and the Replacement Extending Term Lenders constitute Extended Term Loans (as defined in the Credit Agreement) incurred in accordance with Section 2.19 of the Credit Agreement. The proceeds of such Extended Term Loans provided by the Replacement Extending Term Lenders will be used on the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date to refinance all of the Existing Term Loans held by Non-Consenting Lenders.
(c)Revolving Credit Loans.
i.On the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, each Consenting Existing Revolving Credit Lender shall have all of its Existing Revolving Credit Commitments and Existing Revolving Credit Loans automatically converted to Extended Revolving Credit Commitments and Extended Revolving Credit Loans, respectively, for all purposes under the Amended Credit Agreement, and such Extended Revolving Credit Commitments and Extended Revolving Credit Loans shall be outstanding under the Amended Credit Agreement on the terms and conditions set forth therein.
ii.Pursuant to Section 2.19 of the Credit Agreement, with effect from and including the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, each Cashless Extending Lender holding Existing Revolving Credit Commitments and Existing Revolving Credit Loans has elected to become an Amendment No. 5 Extending Lender and holder of an Extended Revolving Credit Commitment and Extended Revolving Credit Loan and shall be a party to this Amendment and the Amended Credit Agreement with all of the rights and obligations of a “Lender” and an “Extending Lender” under the Amended Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents.
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iii.Each of the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent hereby consents to the election by each Consenting Existing Revolving Credit Lender to convert its Existing Revolving Credit Commitments into Extended Revolving Credit Commitments and its Existing Revolving Credit Loans into Extended Revolving Credit Loans. Each of the parties hereto acknowledges and agrees that (x) this Amendment constitutes an Extension Amendment with respect to the establishment of the Extended Revolving Credit Commitments and Extended Revolving Credit Loans provided by the Consenting Existing Revolving Credit Lenders and (y) the Extended Revolving Credit Commitments provided by the Consenting Existing Revolving Credit Lenders constitute Extended Revolving Commitments (as defined in the Credit Agreement) incurred in accordance with Section 2.19 of the Credit Agreement.
iv.The L/C Issuers are signing this Amendment to consent, and hereby consent, to the applicable Extending Lenders continuing as Revolving Credit Lenders pursuant to this Amendment.
v.Notwithstanding anything in the Credit Agreement to the contrary, (x) any Letter of Credit outstanding on the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date shall be deemed to be outstanding under the Amended Credit Agreement as of the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, and (y) all outstanding L/C Credit Extensions and participations in such Letters of Credit shall be automatically reallocated among the Revolving Credit Lenders (including, for this purpose, Extending Lenders) under the Amended Credit Agreement in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Shares of the Existing Revolving Tranche and Extended Revolving Tranche as of the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date.
vi.On the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, all of the Existing Revolving Credit Commitments and Existing Revolving Credit Loans of any Existing Revolving Credit Lender that is not a Consenting Existing Revolving Credit Lender shall constitute 2023 Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments and 2023 Non-Extended Revolving Credit Loans under the Amended Credit Agreement and, in each case, shall continue to be in effect and outstanding under the Amended Credit Agreement on the terms and conditions set forth therein.
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(d)Non-Consenting Lenders. The Borrowers hereby give notice to each Non-Consenting Lender that, immediately prior to the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, such Non-Consenting Lender shall, pursuant to Section 2.19(e) of the Credit Agreement, execute and deliver or be deemed to have executed and delivered a counterpart of the applicable Extension Amendment Assignment (including by the Borrowers executing and delivering such Extension Amendment Assignment on behalf of such Non-Consenting Lender in accordance with Section 2.19(e) of the Credit Agreement) and shall in accordance therewith assign and delegate, without recourse (in accordance with Section 10.07 of the Credit Agreement), all of its interests, rights and obligations under the Credit Agreement and the related Loan Documents in respect of its Existing Term Loans. Pursuant to each Extension Amendment Assignment, each Non-Consenting Lender shall sell and assign the principal amount of its Existing Term Loans as set forth therein (which shall be consistent with the Replacement Extended Term Commitments Schedule) to the Replacement Extending Term Lender(s) under the applicable Extension Amendment Assignment, upon the consent and acceptance by the applicable Replacement Extending Term Lender(s) and either (x) such Non-Consenting Lender or (y) the Borrowers on behalf of such Non-Consenting Lender. Each Replacement Extending Term Lender shall be deemed to have consented to this Amendment with respect to such purchased and assigned Existing Term Loans at the time of such assignment, and upon the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, all such assigned Existing Term Loans shall become Extended Term Loans. To the extent required pursuant to Section 10.07 of the Credit Agreement, each of the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers hereby consents to each assignment of the Existing Term Loans of each Non-Consenting Lender to the applicable Replacement Extending Term Lender(s) pursuant to this Section 1.1(d).
(e)Extension Request. The Administrative Agent acknowledges and agrees that this Amendment constitutes an Extension Request pursuant to Section 2.19(a) of the Credit Agreement.
ARTICLE II
Each Loan Party party hereto represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent that:
Section 1.1.Existence, Qualification and Power; Compliance with Laws. Each Loan Party and each of the Restricted Subsidiaries (subject, in the case of clause (c), to the Legal Reservations and Section 2.3) (a) is a Person duly organized, formed or incorporated, validly existing and in good standing (to the extent such concept is applicable in the relevant jurisdiction) under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation or organization, (b) has all requisite power and authority to (i) own or lease its assets and carry on its business and (ii) execute and deliver this Amendment and perform its obligations under this Amendment and under the Amended Credit Agreement, (c) is duly qualified and is authorized to do business and in good standing (to the extent such concept is applicable in the relevant jurisdiction) under the Laws of each jurisdiction where its ownership, lease or operation of properties or the conduct of its business requires such qualification and (d) has all requisite governmental licenses, authorizations, consents and approvals to operate its business as currently conducted; except in each case referred to in clauses (a) (other than with respect to the Borrowers), (b)(i), (b)(ii) (other than with respect to the Borrowers), (c) and (d), to the extent that any failure to be so or to have such would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.
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Section 1.2.Authorization; No Contravention. The execution and delivery of this Amendment and performance by each Loan Party of this Amendment and the Amended Credit Agreement, are within such Loan Party’s corporate or other powers, have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or other organizational action and do not (a) contravene the terms of any of such Person’s Organization Documents or (b) violate any Law; except in each case to the extent that such contravention or violation would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.
Section 1.3.Governmental Authorization; Other Consents. No approval, consent, exemption, authorization or other action by, or notice to, or filing with, any Governmental Authority or any other Person is necessary or required in connection with (a) the execution, delivery, performance by, or enforcement against, any Loan Party of this Amendment or any other Loan Document, or for the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Amendment, (b) the grant by any Loan Party of the Liens granted by it pursuant to the Collateral Documents or (c) the perfection or maintenance of the Liens created under the Collateral Documents, except for (w) filings and registrations necessary to perfect the Liens on the Collateral granted by the Loan Parties consisting of UCC financing statements, filings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and/or the United States Copyright Office (if there are any patents, registered trademarks, registered copyrights, or applications for any of the foregoing) and Mortgages, (x) the approvals, consents, exemptions, authorizations, actions, notices and filings which have been duly obtained, taken, given or made and are in full force and effect, (y) those approvals, consents, exemptions, authorizations or other actions, notices or filings set out in the Collateral Documents and (z) those approvals, consents, exemptions, authorizations or other actions, notices or filings, the failure of which to obtain or make would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.
Section 1.4.Binding Effect. This Amendment has been duly executed and delivered by each Loan Party (to the extent such concept is applicable in the relevant jurisdiction and subject, in each case, to the Legal Reservations and Section 2.3). Subject to the Legal Reservations, this Amendment constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of each Loan Party party hereto, enforceable against each such Loan Party in accordance with its terms.
ARTICLE III

Conditions to Effectiveness
Section 1.1.Conditions Precedent. This Amendment shall become effective on the date (the “Amendment No. 5 Effective Date”) on which the following conditions precedent are satisfied:
(a)this Amendment shall have been executed and delivered by the Borrower, the Co-Borrower, each of the other Loan Parties, the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuers, the Amendment No. 5 Extending Lenders providing Extended Term Loans, Extended Revolving Credit Commitments and/or Extended Revolving Credit Loans, as the case may be, in an aggregate principal amount equal to 100% of the Existing Term Loans, Existing Revolving Credit Commitments and Existing Revolving Credit Loans, respectively (which, upon the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, shall constitute Required Lenders);
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(b)(i) all costs, fees, expenses (including, without limitation, legal fees and expenses of Latham & Watkins LLP, the counsel to the Administrative Agent), in each case solely to the extent required to be paid pursuant to Section 10.04 of the Amended Credit Agreement and (ii) all fees due and payable to the Amendment No. 5 Arrangers, each for its own account, pursuant to each fee letter entered into in connection with the Engagement Letter (as defined below) by and among the Borrowers and certain of the Amendment No. 5 Arrangers and (iii) all fees due and payable to (A) the Amendment No. 5 Lead Arranger, for the account of each Amendment No. 5 Extending Lender providing Extended Revolving Credit Commitments and (B) each Amendment No. 5 Joint Bookrunner, for its own account, in each case, pursuant to that certain Amended and Restated Engagement Letter, dated as of February 28, 2023, by and among the Borrowers and the Amendment No. 5 Arrangers (the “Engagement Letter”) shall, in each case, have been paid to the extent due (and, in the case of expenses, invoiced in reasonable detail at least three (3) Business Days prior to the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date);
(c)after giving effect to this Amendment, (i) the representations and warranties of the Borrowers and each other Loan Party contained in Article V of the Credit Agreement, Article II hereunder and each other Loan Document are true and correct in all material respects (and in all respects if any such representation or warranty is already qualified by materiality) on and as of the Amendment No. 5 Effective 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 (and in all respects if any such representation or warranty is already qualified by materiality) as of such earlier date, and (ii) no Default or Event of Default shall exist, or would result immediately after giving effect to the provisions of this Amendment. A Responsible Officer of the Borrowers shall have delivered a certificate to the Administrative Agent certifying as to the matters set forth in the foregoing clauses (i) and (ii);
(d)the Administrative Agent shall have received a solvency certificate executed by the chief financial officer or similar officer, director or authorized signatory of Holdings (after giving effect to the transactions contemplated by this Amendment) substantially in the form attached as Exhibit G to the Amended Credit Agreement;
(e)the Administrative Agent shall have received (i) such customary resolutions or other action of the Borrowers, Holdings and each other Loan Party as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require evidencing the authority and capacity of each Responsible Officer thereof authorized to act as a Responsible Officer in connection with this Amendment, (ii) with respect to the Borrowers, Holdings and each other Loan Party, such documents and certifications (including incumbency certificates, Organization Documents and, if applicable, good standing certificates) as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require to evidence that each of the Borrowers, Holdings and each other Loan Party is duly organized or formed, and that each of the Borrowers, Holdings and each other Loan Party is validly existing and in good standing and (iii) to the extent applicable in the relevant jurisdiction, bring down good standing certificates of the Borrowers, Holdings and each other Loan Party dated as of a recent date;
(f)the Administrative Agent shall have received an opinion of Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP, counsel to the Loan Parties, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; and
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(g)Holdings, the Borrowers and each of the Subsidiary Guarantors shall have provided the documentation and other information reasonably requested in writing at least ten (10) Business Days prior to the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date by the Amendment No. 5 Extending Lenders as they reasonably determine is required by United States regulatory authorities in connection with applicable “know your customer” and anti-money-laundering rules and regulations, including, without limitation, the PATRIOT Act and the Beneficial Ownership Regulation (including such documentation and information with respect to the Co-Borrower), in each case at least three (3) Business Days prior to the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date (or such shorter period as the Administrative Agent shall otherwise agree).
ARTICLE IV

Miscellaneous
Section 1.1.Continuing Effect; No Other Amendments or Waivers; Effect of the Amendment.
(a)Except as expressly set forth herein, this Amendment shall not by implication or otherwise limit, impair, constitute a waiver of or otherwise affect the rights and remedies of the Lenders or the Agents under the Credit Agreement, the Amended Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document, and shall not alter, modify, amend or in any way affect any of the terms, conditions, obligations, covenants or agreements contained in the Credit Agreement, the Amended Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document, or any other provision of the Credit Agreement, the Amended Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document, all of which are hereby ratified and affirmed in all respects and shall continue in full force and effect. Except as expressly amended, modified or waived hereby, the provisions of the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents are and shall remain in full force and effect in accordance with their terms. The parties hereto acknowledge and agree that the amendment of the Credit Agreement pursuant to this Amendment and all other Loan Documents amended and/or executed and delivered in connection herewith shall not constitute a novation of the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents as in effect prior to the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date. This Amendment shall constitute a “Loan Document” for all purposes of the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents. All references to the Credit Agreement in any document, instrument, agreement, or writing shall from and after the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date be deemed to refer to the Credit Agreement as amended hereby, and, as used in the Credit Agreement, the terms “Agreement,” “herein,” “hereafter,” “hereunder,” “hereto” and words of similar import shall mean, from and after the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, the Credit Agreement as amended hereby.
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Section 1.2.Counterparts. Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Amendment by telecopy, emailed pdf or any other electronic means that reproduces an image of the actual executed signature page shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Amendment. The words “execution,” “signed,” “signature,” “delivery,” and words of like import in or relating to any document to be signed in connection with this Amendment and the transactions contemplated hereby shall be deemed to include any electronic signatures or the keeping of records in electronic form, each of which shall be of the same legal effect, validity or enforceability as a manually executed signature, physical delivery thereof or the use of a paper-based recordkeeping system, as the case may be, to the extent and as provided for in any applicable law, including the Federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, the New York State Electronic Signatures and Records Act, or any other similar state laws based on the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act. The Administrative Agent may also require that any such documents and signatures delivered by telecopy, emailed pdf or any other electronic means be confirmed by a manually-signed original thereof; provided that the failure to request or deliver the same shall not limit the effectiveness of any document or signature delivered by telecopy, emailed pdf or any other electronic means.
Section 1.3.GOVERNING LAW. THIS AMENDMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO THE CONFLICTS OF LAWS PRINCIPLES THEREOF, BUT INCLUDING SECTION 5-1401 OF THE NEW YORK GENERAL OBLIGATIONS LAW.
Section 1.4.Reaffirmation. Each Loan Party hereto expressly acknowledges the terms of this Amendment and reaffirms, as of the date hereof and on the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, that its guarantee of the Obligations under the Subsidiary Guaranty and the Holdings Guaranty and its grant of Liens on the Collateral to secure the Obligations pursuant to each Collateral Document to which it is a party, in each case, continues in full force and effect and extends to the obligations of the Loan Parties under the Loan Documents (including the Credit Agreement as amended by this Amendment) subject to any limitations set out in the Credit Agreement (as so amended) and any other Loan Document applicable to that Loan Party. Neither the execution, delivery, performance or effectiveness of this Amendment nor the modification of the Credit Agreement effected pursuant hereto: (i) impairs the validity, effectiveness or priority of the Liens granted pursuant to any Loan Document, and such Liens continue unimpaired with the same priority to secure repayment of all Obligations, whether heretofore or hereafter incurred; or (ii) requires that any new filings be made or other action be taken to perfect or to maintain the perfection of such Liens.
Section 1.5.Loan Document and Integration. This Amendment is a Loan Document, and together with the other Loan Documents, incorporates all negotiations of the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof and is the final expression and agreement of the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof.
Section 1.6.Headings. Section headings contained in this Amendment are included herein for convenience of reference only and shall not constitute a part of this Amendment for any other purposes.
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Section 1.7.Waiver of Jury Trial. EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO IRREVOCABLY WAIVES TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING WITH RESPECT TO THIS AMENDMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT.
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        IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Amendment to be duly executed as of the date first written above.

ZOOMINFO MIDCO LLC, as Holdings


By: /s/ Anthony Stark
Name: Anthony Stark    
Title: Vice President and Secretary



ZOOMINFO LLC, as the Borrower


By: /s/ Anthony Stark
Name: Anthony Stark    
Title: Vice President and Secretary



ZOOMINFO TECHNOLOGIES LLC, as the Co-Borrower


By: /s/ Anthony Stark
Name:    Anthony Stark
Title: Vice President and Secretary

[ZoomInfo – Signature Page to Amendment No. 5]



CLICKAGY LLC, as a Guarantor


By: /s/ Anthony Stark
Name: Anthony Stark    
Title: Vice President and Secretary



NEVERBOUNCE, LLC, as a Guarantor


By: /s/ Anthony Stark
Name: Anthony Stark    
Title: Vice President and Secretary

[ZoomInfo – Signature Page to Amendment No. 5]




DATANYZE, LLC, as a Guarantor


By: /s/ Anthony Stark
Name: Anthony Stark    
Title: Vice President and Secretary



DISCOVERORG ACQUISITION (KOMIKO), LLC, as a Guarantor


By: /s/ Anthony Stark
Name: Anthony Stark    
Title: Vice President and Secretary



ZOOMINFO APOLLO LLC, as a Guarantor


By: /s/ Anthony Stark
Name: Anthony Stark    
Title: Vice President and Secretary



EVERSTRING TECHNOLOGY, LLC, as a Guarantor


By: /s/ Anthony Stark
Name: Anthony Stark    
Title: Vice President and Secretary



ZOOMINFO FINANCE CORP., as a Guarantor


By: /s/ Anthony Stark
Name: Anthony Stark    
Title: Vice President and Secretary


ZOOMINFO RUBY LLC, as a Guarantor


By: /s/ Anthony Stark
Name: Anthony Stark    
Title: Vice President and Secretary


[ZoomInfo – Signature Page to Amendment No. 5]



COMPARABLY LLC, as a Guarantor


By: /s/ Anthony Stark
Name: Anthony Stark    
Title: Vice President and Secretary



ZOOMINFO RAZOR LLC, as a Guarantor


By: /s/ Anthony Stark
Name: Anthony Stark    
Title: Vice President and Secretary


[ZoomInfo – Signature Page to Amendment No. 5]




MORGAN STANLEY SENIOR FUNDING, INC., as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent
By: /s/ Andrew Earls
Name: Andrew Earls    
Title: Authorized Signatory

[ZoomInfo – Signature Page to Amendment No. 5]



MORGAN STANLEY SENIOR FUNDING, INC., as a Replacement Extending Term Lender, L/C Issuer and Extending Lender
By: /s/ Andrew Earls
Name: Andrew Earls    
Title: Authorized Signatory


[ZoomInfo – Signature Page to Amendment No. 5]



OTHER EXTENDING LENDER SIGNATURE PAGES ON FILE WITH ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT
[ZoomInfo – Signature Page to Amendment No. 5]


Schedule I
Replacement Extended Term Commitments Schedule
Replacement Extending Term LenderExtended Term Commitment
Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc.$54,713,912.94





Exhibit A
Amended Credit Agreement
[Attached]


Exhibit A - Amendment No. 5 to Credit Agreement
PUBLISHED DEAL CUSIP NO. 25471YAE2
INITIAL TERM LOANS CUSIP NO. 25471YAF9
REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY CUSIP NO. 25471YAG7
FIRST LIEN CREDIT AGREEMENT
Dated as of February 1, 2019

(as amended by that certain Amendment no. 1 to First Lien Credit Agreement dated as of February 19, 2020,
as further amended by that certain Amendment no. 2 to First Lien Credit Agreement dated as of February 2, 2021,
as further amended by that certain Amendment no. 3 to First Lien Credit Agreement dated as of July 20, 2021,
as further amended by that certain Amendment no. 4 to First Lien Credit Agreement dated as of December 30, 2022, and
as further amended by that certain Amendment no. 5 to First Lien Credit Agreement dated as of February 28, 2023)


among

ZOOMINFO LLC (f/k/a DISCOVERORG, LLC),
as the Borrower,

ZOOMINFO TECHNOLOGIES LLC,
as the Co-Borrower,

ZOOMINFO MIDCO, LLC (f/k/a DiscoverOrg Midco, LLC),
as Holdings,

MORGAN STANLEY SENIOR FUNDING, INC.,
as Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent and a L/C Issuer,

and

The Other Lenders and L/C Issuers Party Hereto
___________________________________________________


MORGAN STANLEY SENIOR FUNDING, INC.,
BARCLAYS BANK PLC

and

ANTARES CAPITAL LP,
as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners





TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
ARTICLE I. Definitions and Accounting Terms
Section 1.01    Defined Terms
Section 1.02    Other Interpretive Provisions
Section 1.03    Accounting Term
Section 1.04    Rounding
Section 1.05    References to Agreements and Laws
Section 1.06    Times of Day
Section 1.07    Timing of Payment or Performance
Section 1.08    Currency Equivalents Generally
Section 1.09    Letter of Credit Amounts
Section 1.10    Pro Forma Calculations
Section 1.11    Calculation of Baskets
Section 1.12    Divisions
ARTICLE II. The Commitments and Credit Extensions
Section 2.01    The Loans
Section 2.02    Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Loans
Section 2.03    Letters of Credit
Section 2.04    [Reserved]
Section 2.05    Prepayments
Section 2.06    Termination or Reduction of Commitments
Section 2.07    Repayment of Loans
Section 2.08    Interest
Section 2.09    Fees
Section 2.10    Computation of Interest and Fees; Retroactive Adjustments of Applicable Rate
Section 2.11    Evidence of Indebtedness
Section 2.12    Payments Generally; Administrative Agent’s Clawback
Section 2.13    Sharing of Payments
Section 2.14    Incremental Facilities
Section 2.15    Incremental Equivalent Debt
Section 2.16    Cash Collateral
Section 2.17    Defaulting Lenders
Section 2.18    Specified Refinancing Debt
Section 2.19    Extension of Term Loans and Revolving Credit Commitments.
Section 2.20    Permitted Debt Exchanges
Section 2.21    Additional Currencies
Section 2.22    Joint and Several Liability
ARTICLE III. Taxes, Increased Costs Protection and Illegality
Section 3.01    Taxes
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Section 3.02    [Reserved]
Section 3.03    Illegality
Section 3.04    Inability to Determine Rates
Section 3.05    Increased Cost and Reduced Return; Capital Adequacy and Liquidity Requirements
Section 3.06    Funding Losses
Section 3.07    Matters Applicable to All Requests for Compensation
Section 3.08    Replacement of Lenders under Certain Circumstances
ARTICLE IV. Conditions Precedent to Credit Extensions
Section 4.01    Conditions to the Initial Credit Extension on the Closing Date
Section 4.02    Conditions to All Credit Extensions
ARTICLE V. Representations and Warranties
Section 5.01    Existence, Qualification and Power; Compliance with Laws
Section 5.02    Authorization; No Contravention
Section 5.03    Governmental Authorization; Other Consents
Section 5.04    Binding Effect
Section 5.05    Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect
Section 5.06    Litigation
Section 5.07    Use of Proceeds
Section 5.08    Ownership of Property; Liens
Section 5.09    Environmental Compliance
Section 5.10    Taxes
Section 5.11    Employee Benefits Plans
Section 5.12    Subsidiaries; Capital Stock
Section 5.13    Margin Regulations; Investment Company Act
Section 5.14    Disclosure
Section 5.15    Compliance with Laws
Section 5.16    Intellectual Property; Licenses, Etc.
Section 5.17    Solvency
Section 5.18    Perfection, Etc.
Section 5.19    Sanctions; OFAC
Section 5.20    Anti-Corruption Laws
ARTICLE VI. Affirmative Covenants
Section 6.01    Financial Statements
Section 6.02    Certificates; Other Information
Section 6.03    Notices
Section 6.04    Payment of Taxes
Section 6.05    Preservation of Existence, Etc.
Section 6.06    Maintenance of Properties
Section 6.07    Maintenance of Insurance
Section 6.08    Compliance with Laws
Section 6.09    Books and Records
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Section 6.10    Inspection Rights
Section 6.11    Use of Proceeds
Section 6.12    Covenant to Guarantee Obligations and Give Security
Section 6.13    Compliance with Environmental Laws
Section 6.14    Further Assurances
Section 6.15    Maintenance of Ratings
Section 6.16    Post-Closing Undertakings
Section 6.17    No Change in Line of Business
Section 6.18    Transactions with Affiliates.
Section 6.19    Lender Conference Calls
ARTICLE VII. Negative Covenants
Section 7.01    Indebtedness
Section 7.02    Limitations on Liens
Section 7.03    Fundamental Changes
Section 7.04    Asset Sales
Section 7.05    Restricted Payments
Section 7.06    Burdensome Agreements
Section 7.07    Accounting Changes
Section 7.08    Financial Covenant
Section 7.09    Holding Company
Section 7.10    Restriction on IP Rights.
ARTICLE VIII. Events of Default and Remedies
Section 8.01    Events of Default
Section 8.02    Remedies Upon Event of Default
Section 8.03    Right to Cure
Section 8.04    Application of Funds
ARTICLE IX. Administrative Agent and Other Agents
Section 9.01    Appointment and Authorization of Agents.
Section 9.02    Delegation of Duties
Section 9.03    Liability of Agents.
Section 9.04    Reliance by Agents
Section 9.05    Notice of Default
Section 9.06    Credit Decision; Disclosure of Information by Agents
Section 9.07    Indemnification of Agents
Section 9.08    Agents in Their Individual Capacities
Section 9.09    Successor Agents
Section 9.10    Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim
Section 9.11    Collateral and Guaranty Matters
Section 9.12    Other Agents; Arranger and Managers
Section 9.13    Secured Cash Management Agreements and Secured Hedge Agreements
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Section 9.14    Appointment of Supplemental Agents, Incremental Arrangers, Incremental Equivalent Debt Arrangers and Specified Refinancing Agents
Section 9.15    Intercreditor Agreement
Section 9.16    Withholding Tax
Section 9.17    Certain ERISA Matters
ARTICLE X. Miscellaneous
Section 10.01    Amendments, Etc.
Section 10.02    Notices; Electronic Communications
Section 10.03    No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies; Enforcement
Section 10.04    Expenses
Section 10.05    Indemnification by the Borrower
Section 10.06    Payments Set Aside
Section 10.07    Successors and Assigns
Section 10.08    Confidentiality
Section 10.09    Setoff
Section 10.10    Interest Rate Limitation
Section 10.11    Counterparts
Section 10.12    Integration; Effectiveness
Section 10.13    Survival of Representations and Warranties
Section 10.14    Severability
Section 10.15    Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Etc.
Section 10.16    Service of Process
Section 10.17    Waiver of Right to Trial by Jury
Section 10.18    Binding Effect
Section 10.19    No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility
Section 10.20    Affiliate Activities.
Section 10.21    Electronic Execution of Assignments and Certain Other Documents
Section 10.22    USA PATRIOT Act
Section 10.23    Judgment Currency
Section 10.24    Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of Affected Financial Institutions
Section 10.25    Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs

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SCHEDULES
1        Guarantors
1.01(e)    Contracts Prohibiting Subsidiary Guarantees
2.01        Commitments and Pro Rata Shares
5.03    Governmental Authorizations; Other Consents
5.08        Material Real Property
5.12        Subsidiaries and Other Equity Investments
5.16        Intellectual Property Matters
6.16        Post-Closing Undertakings
7.01        Closing Date Indebtedness
7.02        Closing Date Liens
7.05        Closing Date Investments
10.02        Administrative Agent’s Office, Certain Addresses for Notices
EXHIBITS
Form of
A-1    Committed Loan Notice
A-2    Request for L/C Credit Extension
B-1    Term Note
B-2    Revolving Credit Note
C    Compliance Certificate
D-1    Assignment and Assumption
D-2    Affiliate Lender Assignment and Assumption
D-3    Administrative Questionnaire
E-1    Holdings Guaranty
E-2    Subsidiary Guaranty
F    Security Agreement
G    Solvency Certificate
H    Intercompany Subordination Agreement
I-1    U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate
I-2    U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate
I-3    U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate
I-4    U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate
J    Optional Prepayment of Loans
K    First Lien/Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement
L    Perfection Certificate


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This FIRST LIEN CREDIT AGREEMENT is entered into as of February 1, 2019, among ZOOMINFO LLC (f/k/a DISCOVERORG, LLC), a Delaware limited liability company (the “Borrower”), ZOOMINFO TECHNOLOGIES LLC, a limited liability company organized under the laws of Delaware (the “Co-Borrower”), ZOOMINFO MIDCO, LLC (f/k/a DiscoverOrg Midco, LLC), a Delaware limited liability company (“Holdings”), each lender from time to time party hereto (collectively, the “Lenders” and individually, a “Lender”), each L/C Issuer party hereto, MORGAN STANLEY SENIOR FUNDING, INC. (“Morgan Stanley”), BARCLAYS BANK PLC and ANTARES CAPITAL LP, as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners and MORGAN STANLEY, as Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent and a L/C Issuer.
PRELIMINARY STATEMENTS
Pursuant to the Stock Purchase Agreement, dated February 1, 2019 (together with all exhibits, annexes and schedules and other attachments thereto, collectively, as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified in accordance with the terms thereof, the “Acquisition Agreement”), by and among GHP ZoomInfo Investor LLC, the Sellers (as defined therein), Zoom Information Inc., DiscoverOrg Holdings, LLC and Zebra Acquisition Corporation, a Delaware corporation and an indirect Subsidiary of the Borrower (“Zebra”), Zebra will acquire (the “Acquisition”), directly or indirectly, all of the outstanding equity interests of Zoom Information, Inc. and its direct and indirect subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”) as set forth in the Acquisition Agreement.
In connection with the transactions contemplated by the Acquisition Agreement, the Borrower has requested that, upon the satisfaction (or waiver by the Arrangers) in full of the conditions precedent set forth in the applicable provisions of Article IV below, the applicable Lenders (a) make term loans to the Borrower in an aggregate principal amount of $865,000,000 under the Initial Term Commitment and (b) make available to the Borrower a $100,000,000 revolving credit facility for the making, from time to time, of revolving loans and the issuance, from time to time, of letters of credit, in each case on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in this Agreement.
In consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements herein contained, the parties hereto covenant and agree as follows:
ARTICLE 1.
Definitions and Accounting Terms
Section 1.0aDefined Terms. As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:
2021-1 Incremental First Lien Term Commitments” has the meaning assigned to such term in the recitals to Amendment No. 3.
2021-1 Incremental First Lien Term Loan Lender” has the meaning assigned to such term in the recitals to Amendment No. 3.
2021-1 Incremental First Lien Term Loans” has the meaning assigned to such term in the recitals to Amendment No. 3.
2023 Existing Revolving Credit Commitments” means the Revolving Credit Commitments outstanding immediately prior to the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date.
2023 Existing Revolving Credit Lender” means any Lender that has a Revolving Credit Commitment and/or a Revolving Credit Loan immediately prior to the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date.
2023 Existing Revolving Credit Loans” means the Revolving Credit Loans outstanding immediately prior to the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date.
2023 Existing Term Lender” means any Lender that has a Term Loan immediately prior to the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date.
2023 Existing Term Loans” means the Term Loans outstanding immediately prior to the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date.
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2023 Extended Revolving Credit Commitments” means any Revolving Credit Commitments that, on the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, a 2023 Existing Revolving Credit Lender has elected to extend the scheduled maturity date(s) of any payment of principal of and convert in accordance with Amendment No. 5. The aggregate principal amount of the 2023 Extended Revolving Credit Commitments as of the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date is $213,000,000.
2023 Extended Revolving Credit Facility” means, at any time, the aggregate amount of the 2023 Extended Revolving Credit Lenders’ 2023 Extended Revolving Credit Commitments at such time.
2023 Extended Revolving Credit Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that holds 2023 Extended Revolving Credit Commitments and/or 2023 Extended Revolving Credit Loans at such time.
2023 Extended Revolving Credit Loans” means any Revolving Credit Loans that, on the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, a 2023 Existing Revolving Credit Lender has elected to extend the scheduled maturity date(s) of any payment of principal of and convert in accordance with Amendment No. 5. The aggregate principal amount of the 2023 Extended Revolving Credit Loans as of the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date is $0.
2023 Extended Term Commitments” means Term Commitments in respect of any 2023 Extended Term Loans immediately prior to the initial funding thereof.
2023 Extended Term Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that holds 2023 Extended Term Loans at such time.
2023 Extended Term Loans” means, collectively, (a) any Term Loans that, on the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, a 2023 Existing Term Lender has elected to extend the scheduled maturity date(s) of any payment of principal of and convert in accordance with Amendment No. 5 and (b) any Term Loans made by a Replacement Extending Lender (as defined in Amendment No. 5) provided in accordance with Amendment No. 5. The aggregate principal amount of 2023 Extended Term Loans as of the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date is $600,000,000.
2023 Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments” means any Revolving Credit Commitments that, on the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, a 2023 Existing Revolving Credit Lender has elected not to extend the scheduled maturity date(s) of any payment of principal of and convert in accordance with Amendment No. 5. The aggregate principal amount of the 2023 Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments as of the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date is $37,000,000.
2023 Non-Extended Revolving Credit Facility” means, at any time, the aggregate amount of the 2023 Non-Extended Revolving Credit Lenders’ 2023 Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments at such time.
2023 Non-Extended Revolving Credit Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that holds 2023 Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments and/or 2023 Non-Extended Revolving Credit Loans at such time.
2023 Non-Extended Revolving Credit Loans” means any Revolving Credit Loans that, on the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, a 2023 Existing Revolving Credit Lender has elected not to extend the scheduled maturity date(s) of any payment of principal of and convert in accordance with Amendment No. 5. The aggregate principal amount of the 2023 Non-Extended Revolving Credit Loans as of the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date is $0.
Acquired Indebtedness” means, with respect to any specified Person, (a) Indebtedness of any other Person existing at the time such other Person is merged, amalgamated or consolidated with or into or becomes a Restricted Subsidiary of such specified Person, whether or not such Indebtedness is Incurred in connection with, or in contemplation of, such other Person merging, amalgamating or consolidating with or into, or becoming a Restricted Subsidiary of, such specified Person and (b) Indebtedness secured by a Lien encumbering any asset acquired by such specified Person.
Acquisition” has the meaning specified in the Preliminary Statements of this Agreement.
Acquisition Agreement” has the meaning specified in the Preliminary Statements of this Agreement.
Adjusted Cash” means the amount of unrestricted cash after giving effect to unrealized gains and losses under (and as determined by) any currency Swap Contracts in place at the time of determination (but only with respect to the then-elapsed portion of the current monthly or quarterly (as applicable under the relevant Swap Contract) calculation period thereunder).
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Adjusted Term SOFR” means, for purposes of any calculation, the rate per annum equal to (a) Term SOFR for such calculation, plus (b) the Term SOFR Adjustment; provided that if Adjusted Term SOFR as so determined shall ever be less than the Floor, then Adjusted Term SOFR shall be deemed to be the Floor.
Administrative Agent” means Morgan Stanley acting through such of its Affiliates or branches as it may designate, in its capacity as administrative agent under any of the Loan Documents, or any successor administrative agent permitted by the terms hereof.
Administrative Agent’s Office” means the Administrative Agent’s address and, as appropriate, account as set forth on Schedule 10.02 or such other address or account as the Administrative Agent may from time to time notify the Borrower and the Lenders.
Administrative Questionnaire” means an Administrative Questionnaire in substantially the form of Exhibit D-3 or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.
Affected Financial Institution” means (a) any EEA Financial Institution or (b) any UK Financial Institution.
Affiliate” of any specified Person means any other Person directly or indirectly controlling or controlled by or under direct or indirect common control with such specified Person. For purposes of this definition, “control” (including, with correlative meanings, the terms “controlling,” “controlled by” and “under common control with”), as used with respect to any Person, means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of such Person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by agreement or otherwise.
Affiliate Lender Assignment and Assumption” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(i).
Affiliate Lenders” means, collectively, the Sponsors and their respective Affiliates (other than any Natural Person, Holdings, the Borrower and any of Holdings’ or the Borrower’s respective Subsidiaries).
Affiliate Transaction” has the meaning specified in Section 6.18(a).
Agency Fee Letter” means the Agency Fee Letter, dated January 15, 2019, by and between Morgan Stanley and the Borrower.
Agent-Related Distress Event” means, with respect to the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent or any Person that directly or indirectly controls the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent (each, a “Distressed Agent-Related Person”), a voluntary or involuntary case with respect to such Distressed Agent-Related Person under any Debtor Relief Law is commenced, or a custodian, conservator, receiver or similar official is appointed for such Distressed Agent-Related Person or any substantial part of such Distressed Agent-Related Person’s assets, or such Distressed Agent-Related Person makes a general assignment for the benefit of creditors or is otherwise adjudicated as, or determined by any Governmental Authority having regulatory authority over such Distressed Agent-Related Person to be, insolvent or bankrupt; provided, that an Agent-Related Distress Event shall not be deemed to have occurred solely by virtue of the ownership or acquisition of any Equity Interests in the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent or any Person that directly or indirectly controls the Administrative Agent by a Governmental Authority or an instrumentality thereof, so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide the Administrative Agent or Collateral Agent with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit the Administrative Agent or Collateral Agent (or such Governmental Authority or instrumentality) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent.
Agent-Related Persons” means each Agent, together with its Related Parties.
Agents” means, collectively, the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent, the Arrangers, the Incremental Arrangers and the Supplemental Agents (if any).
Aggregate Commitments” means the Commitments of all the Lenders.
Agreement” means this first lien credit agreement.
Agreement Currency” has the meaning specified in Section 10.23.
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All-in Yield” means, with respect to any Indebtedness, the yield of such Indebtedness, whether in the form of interest rate, margin, OID, upfront fees, index floors or otherwise, in each case payable by the Borrower generally to lenders, provided that OID and upfront fees shall be equated to interest rate assuming a four-year life to maturity and shall not include arrangement fees, structuring fees, ticking fees, commitment fees, unused line fees, underwriting fees and any amendment and similar fees (regardless of whether paid in whole or in part to the relevant lenders); provided that if the Adjusted Term SOFR in respect of any Indebtedness in the form of syndicated term loans of a like currency with the applicable Initial Term Loans includes an index floor greater than the one applicable to such Initial Term Loans, such increased amount shall be equated to All-in Yield for purposes of determining the All-in Yield of such Indebtedness.
Amendment No. 1” means Amendment No. 1 to this Agreement, dated as of February 19, 2020.
Amendment No. 1 Arranger” means Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., as lead arranger and joint bookrunner in connection with Amendment No. 1.
Amendment No. 1 Consent” has the meaning assigned to such term in the recitals to Amendment No. 1.
Amendment No. 1 Effective Date” means February 19, 2020, the date of effectiveness of Amendment No. 1.
Amendment No. 2” means Amendment No. 2 to this Agreement, dated as of February 2, 2021.
Amendment No. 2 Arranger” has the meaning assigned to such term in the recitals to Amendment No. 2.
Amendment No. 2 Consent” has the meaning assigned to such term in the recitals to Amendment No. 2.
Amendment No. 2 Effective Date” means February 2, 2021, the date of effectiveness of Amendment No. 2.
Amendment No. 3” means Amendment No. 3 to this Agreement, dated as of July 20, 2021.
Amendment No. 3 Effective Date” means July 20, 2021, the date of effectiveness of Amendment No. 3.
Amendment No. 3 Arranger” has the meaning assigned to such term in the recitals to Amendment No. 3.
Amendment No. 5” means Amendment No. 5 to this Agreement, dated as of February 28, 2023.
Amendment No. 5 Arranger” has the meaning assigned to such term in the recitals to Amendment No. 5.
Amendment No. 5 Effective Date” means February 28, 2023, the date of effectiveness of Amendment No. 5.
Anticipated Cure Deadline” has the meaning specified in Section 8.03(a).
Anti-Corruption Laws” has the meaning specified in Section 5.20.
Applicable Commitment Fee” means a percentage per annum equal to (a) from the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date until the first Business Day that immediately follows the date on which a Compliance Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 6.02(a) in respect of the first full fiscal quarter ending after the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, 0.375% per annum, and (b) thereafter, the applicable percentage per annum set forth below, as determined by reference to Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio, as set forth in the most recent Compliance Certificate received by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 6.02(a):
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Applicable Commitment Fee
Pricing LevelConsolidated First Lien Net
Leverage Ratio
Applicable
Commitment Fee
1Equal to or less than 3.90:1.000.125%
2Equal to or less than 4.40:1.00 and greater than 3.90:1.000.250%
3Greater than 4.40:1.000.375%

Any increase or decrease in the Applicable Commitment Fee resulting from a change in the Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio shall become effective as of the first Business Day immediately following the date the applicable Compliance Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 6.02(a); provided, however, that “Pricing Level 3” shall apply without regard to the Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio (x) at any time after the date on which any annual or quarterly financial statement was required to have been delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or Section 6.01(b) but was not delivered (or the Compliance Certificate related to such financial statements was required to have been delivered pursuant to Section 6.02(a) but was not delivered), commencing with the first Business Day immediately following such date and continuing until the first Business Day immediately following the date on which such financial statements (or, if later, the Compliance Certificate related to such financial statements) are delivered, or (y) at the election of the Majority Lenders under the Revolving Credit Facility under the applicable Revolving Tranche at such time, at all times if an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing.
Applicable Discount” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Dutch Auction.”
Applicable Intercreditor Arrangements” means customary intercreditor arrangements that are reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (provided that, in the case of Indebtedness secured by Liens on a junior basis to the Facilities, the First Lien/Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement shall be deemed satisfactory).
Applicable Rate” means:
(a)with respect to the Term Loans, from and after the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, a percentage per annum equal to 2.75% per annum for SOFR Loans and 1.75% per annum for Base Rate Loans;
(b)a percentage per annum equal to, with respect to the Revolving Credit Loans, (i) from the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date until the first Business Day that immediately follows the date on which a Compliance Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 6.02(a) in respect of the first full fiscal quarter ending after the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, 2.25% per annum for SOFR Loans and 1.25% per annum for Base Rate Loans and (iii) thereafter, the applicable percentage per annum set forth below, as determined by reference to the Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio, as set forth in the then most recent Compliance Certificate received by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 6.02(a):
Applicable Rate
Pricing Level
Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio
SOFR LoansBase Rate Loans
1
Greater than 4.40:1.00
2.25%1.25%
2
Equal to or less than 4.40:1.00
2.00%1.00%

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Any increase or decrease in the Applicable Rate resulting from a change in the Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio shall become effective as of the first Business Day immediately following the date a Compliance Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 6.02(a); provided, however, that “Pricing Level 1” for the table set forth in clause (b) above shall apply without regard to the Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio (x) at any time after the date on which any annual or quarterly financial statement was required to have been delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or Section 6.01(b) but was not delivered (or the Compliance Certificate related to such financial statements was required to have been delivered pursuant to Section 6.02(a) but was not delivered), commencing with the first Business Day immediately following such date and continuing until the first Business Day immediately following the date on which such financial statements (or, if later, the Compliance Certificate related to such financial statements) are delivered, or (y) at the election of the Majority Lenders under the applicable Tranche at such time, at all times if an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing.
Appropriate Lender” means, at any time, (a) with respect to either the Term Facility or the Revolving Credit Facility, a Lender that has a Commitment with respect to such Facility or holds a Term Loan or a Revolving Credit Loan, respectively, at such time, (b) with respect to the Letter of Credit Sublimit, (i) each L/C Issuer and (ii) if any Letters of Credit have been issued pursuant to Section 2.03(a), the Revolving Credit Lenders, (c) with respect to any New Term Facility, a Lender that holds a New Term Loan at such time, (d) with respect to any New Revolving Facility, a Lender that holds a New Revolving Loan or has a Commitment with respect to such New Revolving Facility at such time, and (e) with respect to any Specified Refinancing Debt, a Lender that holds Specified Refinancing Term Loans or Specified Refinancing Revolving Loans.
Approved Fund” means any Fund that is administered, advised or managed by (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of a Lender or (c) an entity or an Affiliate of an entity that administers, advises or manages a Lender and controls such Lender.
Arrangers” means each of Morgan Stanley, Barclays Bank PLC and Antares Capital LP, in their respective capacities as exclusive joint lead arrangers and bookrunners.
Asset Sale” means:
(c)the sale, conveyance, transfer or other disposition (whether in a single transaction or a series of related transactions) of property or assets of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, or
(d)the issuance or sale of Equity Interests (other than preferred stock and Disqualified Stock of Restricted Subsidiaries issued in compliance with Section 7.01 and directors’ qualifying shares or shares or interests required to be held by foreign nationals or other third parties to the extent required by applicable law) of any Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower (other than to the Borrower or another Restricted Subsidiary) (whether in a single transaction or a series of related transactions),
(each of the foregoing referred to in this definition as a “Disposition”). Notwithstanding the preceding, none of the following items will be deemed to be an Asset Sale:
(a)a sale, exchange or other disposition of cash, Cash Equivalents or Investment Grade Securities, or of obsolete, damaged, unnecessary, unsuitable or worn out equipment or other assets in the ordinary course of business, or dispositions of property no longer used, useful or economically practicable to maintain in the conduct of the business of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries (including allowing any registrations or any applications for registration of any intellectual property or other intellectual property rights to lapse or become abandoned);
(b)any Disposition in compliance with the provisions of Sections 7.03 and 7.04;
(c)any Restricted Payment that is permitted to be made, and is made, pursuant to Section 7.05 (including pursuant to any exceptions provided for in the definition of “Restricted Payment”) or any Permitted Investment;
(d)any Disposition of assets or issuance or sale of Equity Interests of any Restricted Subsidiary, in a single transaction or series of related transactions, with an aggregate Fair Market Value of less than or equal to the greater of $25,000,000 and 15% of Four Quarter Consolidated EBITDA;
(e)any transfer or Disposition of property or assets or issuance or sale of Equity Interests by a Restricted Subsidiary to the Borrower or by the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary to another Restricted Subsidiary;
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(f)the creation of any Lien permitted under this Agreement;
(g)any issuance, sale, pledge or other disposition of Equity Interests in, or Indebtedness or other securities of, an Unrestricted Subsidiary;
(h)the sale, lease, assignment, license or sublease of inventory, equipment, accounts receivable, notes receivable or other current assets held for sale in the ordinary course of business or the conversion of accounts receivable and related assets to notes receivable or dispositions of accounts receivable and related assets in connection with the collection or compromise thereof;
(i)the lease, assignment, license, sublicense or sublease of any real or personal property in the ordinary course of business;
(j)a sale, assignment or other transfer of Receivables Assets, or participations therein, and related assets (i) to a Receivables Subsidiary in a Qualified Receivables Financing or (ii) to any other Person in a Qualified Receivables Factoring;
(k)a sale, assignment or other transfer of Receivables Assets, or participations therein, and related assets by a Receivables Subsidiary in a Qualified Receivables Financing;
(l)any exchange of assets for Related Business Assets (including a combination of Related Business Assets and a de minimis amount of cash or Cash Equivalents) of comparable or greater market value than the assets exchanged, as determined in good faith by the Borrower;
(m)(i) non-exclusive licenses, sublicenses or cross-licenses of intellectual property, other intellectual property rights or other general intangibles and (ii) exclusive licenses, sublicenses or cross-licenses of intellectual property, other intellectual property rights or other general intangibles in the ordinary course of business of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries of the Borrower;
(n)any transfer in a Sale/Leaseback Transaction of any property acquired or built after the Closing Date; provided that such sale is for at least Fair Market Value (as determined on the date on which a definitive agreement for such Sale/Leaseback Transaction was entered into);
(o)the surrender or waiver of obligations of trade creditors or customers or other contract rights that were incurred in the ordinary course of business of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower, including pursuant to any plan of reorganization or similar arrangement upon the bankruptcy or insolvency of any trade creditor or customer or compromise, settlement, release or surrender of a contract, tort or other litigation claim, arbitration or other disputes;
(p)Dispositions arising from foreclosures, condemnations, eminent domain, seizure, nationalization or any similar action with respect to assets, dispositions of property subject to casualty events;
(q)Dispositions of Investments (including Equity Interests) in joint ventures to the extent required by, or made pursuant to customary buy/sell arrangements or rights of first refusal between, the joint venture parties set forth in joint venture arrangements and similar binding arrangements;
(r)to the extent allowable under Section 1031 of the Code, any exchange of like property (excluding any boot thereon) for use in a Similar Business;
(s)the issuance of directors’ qualifying shares and shares issued to foreign nationals to the extent required by applicable law;
(t)Dispositions of property to the extent that (i) such property is exchanged for credit against the purchase price of similar replacement property that is purchased within 90 days of such disposition or (ii) the proceeds of such Asset Sale are applied within 90 days of such disposition to the purchase price of such replacement property (which replacement property is purchased within 90 days of such disposition);
(u)a sale or transfer of equipment receivables, or participations therein, and related assets;
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(v)any Dispositions in connection with the Transactions;
(w)(i) the Disposition of assets acquired pursuant to any Permitted Investment, which assets are not used or useful to the core or principal business of Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries; and (ii) the Disposition of assets that are necessary or advisable, in the good faith judgment of Borrower, in order to obtain the approval of any Governmental Authority to consummate or avoid the prohibition or other restrictions on the consummation of any Permitted Investment or acquisition; and
(x)any Dispositions permitted by a Borrower Substitution Event.
For the avoidance of doubt, the unwinding of Swap Contracts shall not be deemed to constitute an Asset Sale.
Assignee Group” means two or more Eligible Assignees that are Affiliates of one another or two or more Approved Funds managed by the same investment advisor.
Assignment and Assumption” means an Assignment and Assumption substantially in the form of Exhibit D-1, or otherwise in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.
Auction Amount” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Dutch Auction.”
Auction Notice” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Dutch Auction.”
Auto-Renewal Letter of Credit” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(c)(iii).
Available Tenor” means, as of any date of determination and with respect to the then-current Benchmark, as applicable, (x) if such Benchmark is a term rate, any tenor for such Benchmark (or component thereof), that is or may be used for determining the length of an Interest Period pursuant to this Agreement or (y) otherwise, any payment period for interest calculated with reference to such Benchmark (or component thereof) that is or may be used for determining any frequency of making payments of interest calculated with reference to such Benchmark pursuant to this Agreement, in each case, as of such date and not including, for the avoidance of doubt, any tenor for such Benchmark that is then-removed from the definition of “Interest Period” pursuant to Section 3.09(d).
Bail-In Action” means the exercise of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by the applicable Resolution Authority in respect of any liability of an Affected Financial Institution.
Bail-In Legislation” means, (a) with respect to any EEA Member Country implementing Article 55 of Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union, the implementing law, regulation rule or requirement for such EEA Member Country from time to time which is described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, Part I of the United Kingdom Banking Act 2009 (as amended from time to time) and any other law, regulation or rule applicable in the United Kingdom relating to the resolution of unsound or failing banks, investment firms or other financial institutions or their affiliates (other than through liquidation, administration or other insolvency proceedings).
Base Rate” means, for any day, a fluctuating rate per annum equal to the highest of (a) the Federal Funds Rate on such day plus 1/2 of 1%, (b) the Prime Lending Rate on such day, (c) the Adjusted Term SOFR for a one month tenor plus 1%, and (d) 1.00% per annum. If the Administrative Agent shall have determined (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) that it is unable to ascertain the Federal Funds Rate for any reason, including the inability or failure of the Administrative Agent to obtain sufficient quotations in accordance with the terms of the definition thereof, the Base Rate shall be determined without regard to clause (a) above until the circumstances giving rise to such inability no longer exist.
Base Rate Loan” means a Loan that bears interest based on the Base Rate.
Base Rate Term SOFR Determination Day” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Term SOFR”.
Benchmark” means, initially, the Term SOFR Reference Rate; provided that if a Benchmark Transition Event has occurred with respect to the Term SOFR Reference Rate or the then-current Benchmark, then “Benchmark” means the applicable Benchmark Replacement to the extent that such Benchmark Replacement has replaced such prior benchmark rate pursuant to Section 3.09(a).
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Benchmark Replacement” means, with respect to any Benchmark Transition Event, the first alternative set forth in the order below that can be determined by the Administrative Agent for the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date:
(a) the sum of (i) Daily Simple SOFR and (ii) 0.10% (10 basis points) and/or
(b) the sum of: (i) the alternate benchmark rate that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower giving due consideration to (A) any selection or recommendation of a replacement benchmark rate or the mechanism for determining such a rate by the Relevant Governmental Body and/or (B) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a benchmark rate as a replacement to the then-current Benchmark for Dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities and (ii) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment.
If the Benchmark Replacement as determined pursuant to clause (a) or (b) above would be less than the Floor, the Benchmark Replacement will be deemed to be the Floor for the purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.
Benchmark Replacement Adjustment” means, with respect to any replacement of the then-current Benchmark with an Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement, the spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, (which may be a positive or negative value or zero) that has been selected by the Borrower and the Administrative Agent giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement by the Relevant Governmental Body and/or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for Dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities of the applicable currency at such time and/or (iii) the making of appropriate adjustments to (A) preserve pricing in effect at the time of selection of such Benchmark Replacement Rate and (B) for the duration and time for determination of the Benchmark Replacement Rate in relation to any applicable Interest Period.
Benchmark Replacement Date” means a date and time determined by the Administrative Agent, which date shall be no later than the earliest to occur of the following events with respect to the then-current Benchmark:
(a)    in the case of clause (a) or (b) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the later of (i) the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein and (ii) the date on which the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) permanently or indefinitely ceases to provide all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof); or
(b)    in the case of clause (c) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the first date on which such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) has been determined and announced by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) to be non-representative; provided that such non-representativeness will be determined by reference to the most recent statement or publication referenced in such clause (c) and even if any Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) continues to be provided on such date.
For the avoidance of doubt, the “Benchmark Replacement Date” will be deemed to have occurred in the case of clause (a) or (b) with respect to any Benchmark upon the occurrence of the applicable event or events set forth therein with respect to all then-current Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof).
Benchmark Transition Event” means the occurrence of one or more of the following events with respect to the then-current Benchmark:
(a)    a public statement or publication of information by or on behalf of the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) announcing that such administrator has ceased or will cease to provide all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof), permanently or indefinitely; provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide any Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof);
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(b)    a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof), the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, an insolvency official with jurisdiction over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component), a resolution authority with jurisdiction over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component) or a court or an entity with similar insolvency or resolution authority over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component), which states that the administrator of such Benchmark (or such component) has ceased or will cease to provide all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) permanently or indefinitely; provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide any Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof); or
(c)    a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) announcing that all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) are not, or as of a specified future date will not be, representative.
For the avoidance of doubt, a “Benchmark Transition Event” will be deemed to have occurred with respect to any Benchmark if a public statement or publication of information set forth above has occurred with respect to each then-current Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof).
Benchmark Unavailability Period” means, the period (if any) (a) beginning at the time that a Benchmark Replacement Date has occurred if, at such time, no Benchmark Replacement has replaced the then-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in accordance with Section 3.09 and (b) ending at the time that a Benchmark Replacement has replaced the then-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in accordance with Section 3.09.
beneficial owner” has the meaning given to that term in Rule 13d-3 and Rule 13d-5 under the Exchange Act, in each case as in effect on the date hereof, except that in calculating the beneficial ownership of any particular “person” (as that term is used in Section 13(d)(3) of the Exchange Act, as in effect on the date hereof), such “person” will not be deemed to have beneficial ownership of any securities that such “person” has the right to acquire or vote only upon the happening of any future event or contingency (including the passage of time) that has not yet occurred. The terms “beneficial ownership,” “beneficially owns” and “beneficially owned” have a corresponding meaning.
Beneficial Ownership Certification” means a certification regarding beneficial ownership required by the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.
Beneficial Ownership Regulation” means 31 C.F.R. § 1010.230.
Benefit Plan” means any of (a) an “employee benefit plan” (as defined in ERISA) that is subject to Title I of ERISA, (b) a “plan” as defined in and subject to Section 4975 of the Code or (c) any Person whose assets include (for purposes of ERISA Section 3(42) or otherwise for purposes of Title I of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code) the assets of any such “employee benefit plan” or “plan.”
Board of Directors” means as to any Person, the board of directors, board of managers, sole member or managing member or other governing body of such Person, or if such Person is owned or managed by a single entity or has a general partner, the board of directors, board of managers, sole member or managing member or other governing body of such entity or general partner, or in each case, any duly authorized committee thereof, and the term “directors” means members of the Board of Directors.
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Borrower” means (i) on or after the Closing Date, but prior to a Borrower Substitution Event, the entity specified in the introductory paragraph to this Agreement (the “Previous Borrower”) and (ii) on and after a Borrower Substitution Event, the Co-Borrower, which shall become the sole Borrower and shall no longer be referred to as the “Co-Borrower” under, or pursuant to, this Agreement and the other Loan Documents; provided that (a) Holdings shall directly own 100% of the Equity Interests of the Co-Borrower, (b) the Previous Borrower shall assign to the Co-Borrower, and the Co-Borrower shall expressly assume, all the obligations of the Previous Borrower under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents pursuant to a supplement hereto or thereto in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, the Previous Borrower and the Co-Borrower, (c) if reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, a customary opinion of counsel covering matters reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent shall be delivered on behalf of the Co-Borrower to the Administrative Agent, (d) except for Capital Stock and assets of Immaterial Subsidiaries owned by the Previous Borrower, but not the Co-Borrower, substantially all assets of the Previous Borrower and the Subsidiary Guarantors that constituted or would have constituted Collateral prior to such substitution shall remain Collateral and shall remain subject to Liens thereon securing the Obligations that are valid and enforceable to the same extent as such Liens were valid and enforceable prior to such substitution, (e)(i) no Event of Default shall occur and be continuing at the time of such substitution and such substitution shall not result in any Event of Default and (ii) such substitution shall not result in any material adverse tax consequences in the aggregate, to the Lenders or, individually, to the Administrative Agent, as reasonably determined by the Co-Borrower, (f) if reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, (i) the Loan Parties shall execute and deliver amendments, supplements and other modifications to all Loan Documents, instruments and agreements executed in connection therewith necessary to perfect and protect the liens and security interests in the Collateral of the Co-Borrower, in each case in form and substance substantially consistent with the instruments and agreements previously delivered in respect thereof or reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; provided that, with the consent of the Administrative Agent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned, delayed or denied), such amendments, supplements, modifications, instruments and/or agreements may be executed and delivered following such substitution and shall not constitute a condition to the effectiveness of the Co-Borrower’s substitution for the Previous Borrower and (ii) the Loan Parties shall execute and deliver any documentation reasonably necessary to comply with the local law requirements of the applicable jurisdiction; provided, further, that if each of the foregoing is satisfied, the Previous Borrower shall be automatically released of all its obligations as “Borrower” under the Loan Documents and any reference to “Borrower” in the Loan Documents shall refer to the Co-Borrower. In addition, in the event the Borrower consummates any merger, amalgamation or consolidation in accordance with Section 7.03, the surviving Person in such merger, amalgamation or consolidation shall be deemed to be the “Borrower” for all purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.”
Borrower Materials” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.
Borrower Parties” means the collective reference to the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, and “Borrower Party” means any one of them.
Borrower Substitution Event” means, the delivery by the Borrower and the Co-Borrower to the Administrative Agent, (i) no later than ten (10) Business Days (or such shorter period as the Administrative Agent may agree in its reasonable discretion) prior to such event, of written notice stating that the Borrower desires to assign and transfer all of its rights and obligations under this Agreement and under the other Loan Documents to the Co-Borrower and (ii) on the proposed date of consummation of such substitution, the conditions set forth in the proviso to the definition of the term “Borrower” and, if applicable, “Holdings” shall have been satisfied and the Co-Borrower shall deliver a certificate of a Responsible Officer with respect to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in clauses (a), (d) and (e) of the definition of “Borrower” and, if applicable, “Holdings”.
Borrowing” means a Revolving Credit Borrowing or a Term Borrowing, as the context may require.
Business Day” means any day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or other day that is a legal holiday under the laws of the State of New York or is a day on which banking institutions in such state are authorized or required by Law to close. “Capital Stock” means:
(a)in the case of a corporation or company, corporate stock or share capital;
(b)in the case of an association or business entity, any and all shares, interests, participations, rights or other equivalents (however designated) of corporate stock;
(c)in the case of a partnership or limited liability company, partnership or membership interests (whether general or limited); and
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(d)any other interest or participation that confers on a Person the right to receive a share of the profits and losses of, or distributions of assets of, the issuing Person (it being understood and agreed, for the avoidance of doubt, that “cash-settled phantom appreciation programs” in connection with employee benefits that do not require a dividend or distribution shall not constitute Capital Stock).
Capitalized Lease Obligation” means at the time any determination thereof is to be made, the amount of the liability in respect of a capital lease that would at such time be required to be capitalized and reflected as a liability on a balance sheet (excluding the footnotes thereto) in accordance with GAAP.
Cash-Capped Incremental Facility” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).
Cash Collateralize” means to pledge and deposit with or deliver to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Administrative Agent or L/C Issuer (as applicable) and the Lenders, as collateral for L/C Obligations or obligations of Lenders to fund participations in respect of either thereof (as the context may require), cash, Cash Equivalents (if reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the applicable L/C Issuer) or deposit account balances (in the case of L/C Obligations in the respective currency or currencies in which the applicable L/C Obligations are denominated, unless otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent or L/C Issuer benefiting from such collateral) or, if the Administrative Agent or L/C Issuer benefiting from such collateral shall agree in its sole discretion, other credit support (including by backstop with a letter of credit satisfactory to the applicable L/C Issuer or by being deemed reissued under another agreement acceptable to the applicable L/C Issuer), in each case pursuant to documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to (a) the Administrative Agent and (b) the applicable L/C Issuer (which documents are hereby consented to by the Lenders). “Cash Collateral” shall have a meaning correlative to the foregoing and shall include the proceeds of such cash collateral and other credit support.
Cash Contribution Amount” means the aggregate amount of cash contributions made to the capital of the Borrower or any Subsidiary Guarantor (other than from Holdings or a Restricted Subsidiary) and designated as a “Cash Contribution Amount” as described in the definition of “Contribution Indebtedness.”
Cash Equivalents” means:
(e)Dollars, the national currency of any participating member state of the European Union (as it is constituted on the Closing Date) and, with respect to any Non-U.S. Subsidiaries, the national currency of any jurisdiction in which such Non-U.S. Subsidiary is organized or has operations and other currencies held by such Non-U.S. Subsidiary in the ordinary course of business;
(f)securities issued or directly guaranteed or insured by the government of the United States, the United Kingdom or any participating member state of the European Union (as it is constituted on the Closing Date) or any agency or instrumentality thereof in each case with maturities not exceeding two years from the date of acquisition;
(g)money market deposits, certificates of deposit, time deposits and eurodollar time deposits with maturities of two years or less from the date of acquisition, bankers’ acceptances, in each case with maturities not exceeding two years, and overnight bank deposits, in each case with any commercial bank having capital and surplus in excess of $250,000,000 in the case of domestic banks or $100,000,000 in the case of foreign banks or that is a Lender;
(h)repurchase obligations for underlying securities of the types described in clauses (2) and (3) above and clause (6) below entered into with any financial institution or securities dealers of recognized national standing meeting the qualifications specified in clause (3) above;
(i)commercial paper or variable or fixed rate notes issued by a corporation or other Person (other than an Affiliate of the Borrower) rated at least “A-2” or “P-2” or the equivalent thereof by Moody’s or S&P (or reasonably equivalent ratings of another internationally recognized ratings agency) and in each case maturing within two years after the date of acquisition;
(j)readily marketable direct obligations issued by any state, commonwealth or territory of the United States of America or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof having an Investment Grade Rating from either Moody’s or S&P (or reasonably equivalent ratings of another internationally recognized ratings agency) in each case with maturities not exceeding two years from the date of acquisition;
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(k)Indebtedness issued by Persons (other than the Sponsors) with a rating of “A” or higher from S&P or “A-2” or higher from Moody’s (or reasonably equivalent ratings of another internationally recognized ratings agency) in each case with maturities not exceeding two years from the date of acquisition, and marketable short-term money market and similar securities having a rating of at least “A-2” or “P-2” from either S&P or Moody’s (or reasonably equivalent ratings of another internationally recognized ratings agency);
(l)investment funds investing at least 95% of their assets in investments of the types described in clauses (1) through (7) above and (9) and (10) below;
(m)Investments with average maturities of 12 months or less from the date of acquisition in money market funds rated AAA- (or the equivalent thereof) or better by S&P or Aaa3 (or the equivalent thereof) or better by Moody’s (or reasonably equivalent ratings of another internationally recognized ratings agency); and
(n)in the case of investments by any Non-U.S. Subsidiary or investments made in a country outside the United States of America, other investments of comparable tenor and credit quality to those described in the foregoing clauses (1) through (9) customarily utilized in the countries where such Non-U.S. Subsidiary is located or in which such investment is made.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Cash Equivalents shall include amounts denominated in currencies other than those set forth in clause (1) above; provided that such amounts are converted into any currency listed in clause (1) as promptly as practicable and in any event within ten Business Days following the receipt of such amounts.
Cash Management Agreement” means any agreement or arrangement to provide Cash Management Services to Holdings, the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary.
Cash Management Bank” means any Person that (a) at the time it enters into a Cash Management Agreement, is a Lender or an Agent or an Affiliate of a Lender or an Agent, (b) in the case of any Cash Management Agreement in effect on or prior to the Closing Date, is, as of the Closing Date or within 45 days thereafter, a Lender or an Agent or an Affiliate of a Lender or an Agent and a party to a Cash Management Agreement or (c) within 45 days after the time it enters into the applicable Cash Management Agreement, becomes a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender or an Agent, in each case, in its capacity as a party to such Cash Management Agreement.
Cash Management Services” means any of the following to the extent not constituting a line of credit (other than an overnight draft facility that is not in default); automated clearing house transactions, treasury and/or cash management services, including, without limitation, treasury, depository, overdraft, credit, purchasing or debit card, non-card e-payable services, electronic funds transfer, treasury management services (including controlled disbursement services, overdraft automatic clearing house fund transfer services, return items and interstate depository network services), other demand deposit or operating account relationships, foreign exchange facilities, and merchant services.
Casualty Event” means any event that gives rise to the receipt by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary of any casualty insurance proceeds or condemnation awards or that gives rise to a taking by a Governmental Authority in respect of any equipment, fixed assets or real property (including any improvements thereon) to replace, restore or repair, or compensate for the loss of, such equipment, fixed assets or real property.
CERCLA” means the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980.
CERCLIS” means the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System maintained by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
A “Change of Control” will be deemed to occur if:
(a)at any time, Holdings ceases to own, directly, beneficially, 100% of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of the Borrower; or
(b)at any time prior to the consummation of a Qualified IPO, the Permitted Holders, taken together, shall cease to beneficially own (within the meaning of Rule 13d-5 under the Exchange Act as in effect on the date hereof), directly or indirectly, at least 50.1% of the Voting Stock (measured by reference to ordinary voting power) of Holdings (determined on a fully diluted basis); or
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(c)at any time after the consummation of a Qualified IPO, any person or “group” (within the meaning of Rule 13d-5 under the Exchange Act as in effect on the date hereof, but excluding any employee benefit plan and any person or entity acting in its capacity as trustee, agent or other fiduciary or administrator of any such plan), other than one or more Permitted Holders, acquires beneficial ownership of both (i) more than 35% of the Voting Stock (measured by reference to ordinary voting power) of Holdings (determined on a fully diluted basis) and (ii) more than the percentage of Voting Stock (measured by reference to ordinary voting power) of Holdings that is at the time beneficially owned, directly or indirectly, by the Permitted Holders, taken together; or
(d)the sale, lease or transfer, in one or a series of related transactions, of all or substantially all of the assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, to any Person other than one or more Permitted Holders or the Borrower or a Subsidiary Guarantor; or
(e)at any time, a Change of Control (as defined in the Second Lien Credit Agreement) shall have occurred.
Change of Law” means any change in a Law, double Tax treaty, published practice or published concession or in the administration, interpretation, implementation or application thereof of any relevant Governmental Authority which, in each case, occurs after the date of this Agreement or, if later, after the date on which the relevant Lender acquired the relevant interest in the Loan or Commitment (as applicable).
Closing Date” means February 1, 2019.
Co-Borrower” means, from and after the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, ZoomInfo Technologies LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a wholly-owned direct or indirect Subsidiary of the Borrower.
Code” means the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time.
Collateral” means all of the “Collateral” (or similar term) referred to in the Collateral Documents and all of the other property and assets that are or are required under the terms of the Collateral Documents to be subject to Liens in favor of the Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties.
Collateral Agent” means Morgan Stanley, acting through such of its Affiliates or branches as it may designate, in its capacity as collateral agent under any of the Loan Documents, or any successor collateral agent or sub-agent permitted by the terms hereof.
Collateral Documents” means, collectively, the Security Agreement, the Intellectual Property Security Agreement, the Mortgages (if any), each of the mortgages, collateral assignments, Security Agreement Supplements, Intellectual Property Security Agreement Supplements, security agreements, pledge agreements or other similar agreements delivered to the Collateral Agent pursuant to Section 6.12, Section 6.14 or Section 6.16, and each of the other agreements, instruments or documents that creates or purports to create a Lien in favor of the Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties.
Commitment” means a Term Commitment and/or a Revolving Credit Commitment, as the context may require.
Committed Loan Notice” means a notice of (a) a Term Borrowing, (b) a Revolving Credit Borrowing, (c) a conversion of Loans from one Type to another or (d) a continuation of SOFR Loans, pursuant to Section 2.02(a), which, if in writing, shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A-1.
Commodity Exchange Act” means the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. §§ 1 et. seq.), as amended from time to time, and any successor statute.
Company” has the meaning specified in the Preliminary Statements of this Agreement.
Company Competitor” means any Person that competes with the business of Holdings, the Borrower and their respective direct and indirect Subsidiaries from time to time.
Compliance Certificate” means a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit C or such other form as may be agreed between the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.
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Conforming Changes” means, with respect to either the use or administration of Term SOFR or the use, administration, adoption or implementation of any Benchmark Replacement, any technical, administrative or operational changes (including changes to the definition of “Base Rate,” the definition of “Business Day,” the definition of “U.S. Government Securities Business Day,” the definition of “Interest Period” or any similar or analogous definition (or the addition of a concept of “interest period”), timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest, timing of borrowing requests or prepayment, conversion or continuation notices, the applicability and length of lookback periods, the applicability of Section 3.06 and other technical, administrative or operational matters) that the Administrative Agent decides may be appropriate to reflect the adoption and implementation of any such rate or to permit the use and administration thereof by the Administrative Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice (or, if the Administrative Agent decides that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or if the Administrative Agent determines that no market practice for the administration of any such rate exists, in such other manner of administration as the Administrative Agent decides is reasonably necessary in connection with the administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents).
Consolidated Cash Interest Expense” means, with respect to any Person for any period, without duplication, the cash interest expense (including that attributable to any Capitalized Lease Obligation), net of cash interest income, with respect to Indebtedness of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, other than non-recourse Indebtedness, including commissions, discounts and other fees and charges owed with respect to letters of credit and bankers’ acceptance financing and net cash costs under hedging agreements (other than in connection with the early termination thereof); excluding, in each case:
(i)    amortization of deferred financing costs, debt issuance costs, commissions, fees and expenses and any other amounts of non-cash interest (including as a result of the effects of acquisition method accounting or pushdown accounting),
(ii)    interest expense attributable to the movement of the mark-to-market valuation of obligations under Swap Obligations or other derivative instruments,
(iii)    costs associated with incurring or terminating Swap Contracts and cash costs associated with breakage in respect of hedging agreements for interest rates,
(iv)    commissions, discounts, yield, make-whole premium and other fees and charges (including any interest expense) incurred in connection with any non-recourse Indebtedness,
(v)    “additional interest” owing pursuant to a registration rights agreement with respect to any securities,
(vi)    any payments with respect to make-whole premiums or other breakage costs of any Indebtedness, including any Indebtedness issued in connection with the Transactions,
(vii)    penalties and interest relating to Taxes,
(viii)    accretion or accrual of discounted liabilities not constituting Indebtedness,
(ix)    interest expense attributable to Holdings resulting from push-down accounting,
(x)    any expense resulting from the discounting of Indebtedness in connection with the application of recapitalization or purchase accounting,
(xi)    any interest expense attributable to the exercise of appraisal rights and the settlement of any claims or actions (whether actual, contingent or potential) with respect thereto in connection with the Transactions, any acquisition or Investment, and
(xii)    annual agency fees paid to any trustees, administrative agents and collateral agents with respect to any secured or unsecured loans, debt facilities, debentures, bonds, commercial paper facilities or other forms of Indebtedness (including any security or collateral trust arrangements related thereto), including the Second Lien Credit Agreement.
For purposes of this definition, interest on a Capitalized Lease Obligation will be deemed to accrue at an interest rate reasonably determined by such Person to be the rate of interest implicit in such Capitalized Lease Obligation in accordance with GAAP.
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Consolidated Current Assets” means, with respect to any Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, all assets of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis that, in accordance with GAAP, would be classified as current assets on the balance sheet of a company conducting a business the same as or similar to that of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, after deducting appropriate and adequate reserves therefrom in each case in which a reserve is proper in accordance with GAAP, but excluding (i) cash, (ii) Cash Equivalents, (iii) Swap Contracts to the extent that the mark-to-market Swap Termination Value would be reflected as an asset on the consolidated balance sheet of such Person, (iv) deferred financing fees, (v) amounts related to current or deferred taxes (but excluding assets held for sale, loans (permitted) to third parties, pension assets, deferred bank fees and derivative financial instruments) (so long as the items described in clauses (iv) and (v) are non-cash items), (vi) in the event that a Qualified Receivables Factoring or Qualified Receivables Financing is accounted for off balance sheet, (x) gross accounts receivable comprising part of the receivables and other related assets subject to such Qualified Receivables Factoring or Qualified Receivables Financing, as applicable, minus (y) collection by such Person against the amounts sold pursuant to clause (x) and (vii) the effects of adjustments pursuant to GAAP resulting from the application of recapitalization accounting or purchase accounting, as the case may be, in relation to the Transactions or any consummated acquisition.
Consolidated Current Liabilities” means, with respect to any Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, all liabilities in accordance with GAAP that would be classified as current liabilities on the consolidated balance sheet of such Person, but excluding (a) the current portion of Indebtedness (including the Swap Termination Value of any Swap Contracts) to the extent reflected as a liability on the consolidated balance sheet of such Person, (b) the current portion of interest, (c) accruals for current or deferred taxes based on income or profits, (d) accruals of any costs or expenses related to restructuring reserves or severance, (e) deferred revenue, (f) escrow account balances, (g) the current portion of pension liabilities, (h) liabilities in respect of unpaid earn-outs, (i) amounts related to derivative financial instruments and assets held for sale, (j) any L/C Obligations or Revolving Credit Loans and any letter of credit obligations, swing line loans or revolving loans under any other revolving credit facility (k) the current portion of other long-term liabilities and (l) the effects of adjustments pursuant to GAAP resulting from the application of recapitalization accounting or purchase accounting, as the case may be, in relation to the Transactions or any consummated acquisition.
Consolidated EBITDA” means, with respect to any Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis for any period, the Consolidated Net Income of such Person for such period:
(a)increased, in each case (other than with respect to clauses (k), (l) and (n) below) to the extent deducted and not added back or excluded in calculating such Consolidated Net Income (and without duplication), by:
(i) the provision for taxes based on income, profits or capital, including federal, state, franchise, excise, property and similar taxes and foreign withholding taxes paid or accrued, including giving effect to any penalties and interest with respect thereto, and state taxes in lieu of business fees (including business license fees) and payroll tax credits, income tax credits and similar credits and including an amount equal to the amount of tax distributions actually made to the holders of Equity Interests of such Person or its Restricted Subsidiaries or any direct or indirect parent of such Person or its Restricted Subsidiaries in respect of such period (in each case, to the extent attributable to the operations of such Person and its Subsidiaries), which shall be included as though such amounts had been paid as income taxes directly by such Person or its Restricted Subsidiaries; plus
(ii) Consolidated Interest Expense; plus
(iii) all depreciation and amortization charges and expenses, including amortization or expense recorded for upfront payments related to any contract signing and signing bonus and incentive payments; plus
(iv) the amount of any interest expense consisting of Subsidiary income attributable to minority equity interests of third parties in any Restricted Subsidiary of such Person that is not a Wholly Owned Restricted Subsidiary of such Person; plus
(v) the amount of management, board of director, monitoring, consulting, transaction and advisory fees (including termination fees) and related indemnities, charges and expenses paid or accrued to or on behalf of any direct or indirect parent of the Borrower or any of the Permitted Holders, in each case, to the extent permitted by Section 6.18; plus
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(vi) earn-out obligations incurred in connection with any acquisition or other Investment and paid or accrued during the applicable period, including any mark to market adjustments; plus
(vii) all payments, charges, costs, expenses, accruals or reserves in connection with the rollover, acceleration or payout of equity interests held by any future, present or former director, officer, employee, manager, consultant or independent contractor of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries and all losses, charges and expenses related to payments made to holders of options, cash-settled appreciation rights, awards under any successor plans of the Company’s option or equity plans or other derivative equity interests in the common equity of such Person or any direct or indirect parent of the Borrower in connection with, or as a result of, any distribution being made to equityholders of such Person or any of its direct or indirect parents, which payments are being made to compensate such holders as though they were equityholders at the time of, and entitled to share in, such distribution; plus
(viii) all non-cash losses, charges and expenses, including any write-offs or write-downs; provided that if any such non-cash loss, charge or expense represents an accrual or reserve for potential cash items in any future four-fiscal quarter period, (i) such Person may determine not to add back such non-cash loss, charge or expense in the period for which Consolidated EBITDA is being calculated and (ii) to the extent such Person does decide to add back such non-cash loss, charge or expense, the cash payment in respect thereof in such future four-fiscal quarter period will be subtracted from Consolidated EBITDA for such future four-fiscal quarter period; plus
(ix) all costs and expenses in connection with pre-opening and opening and closure and/or consolidation of facilities; plus
(x) restructuring charges, accruals or reserves and business optimization expense, including any restructuring costs and integration costs incurred in connection with the Transactions and any other acquisitions, start-up costs (including entry into new market/channels and new service offerings), costs related to the closure, relocation, reconfiguration and/or consolidation of facilities and costs to relocate employees, integration and transaction costs, retention charges, severance, contract termination costs, recruiting and signing bonuses and expenses, future lease commitments, systems establishment costs, systems, facilities or equipment conversion costs, excess pension charges and consulting fees, expenses attributable to the implementation of costs savings initiatives, costs associated with tax projects/audits, expenses relating to any decommissioning or reconfiguration of fixed assets for alternative uses and costs consisting of professional consulting or other fees relating to any of the foregoing; plus
(xi) Pro Forma Cost Savings, it being understood that amounts added back pursuant to this clause (k), together with any amounts added back pursuant to the first proviso set forth in the definition of “Pro Forma Basis”, “Pro Forma Compliance” and “Pro Forma Effect” (other than, in each case, in relation to the Transactions or adjustments calculated in accordance with Regulation S-X) shall not exceed 25% of the Consolidated EBITDA for such period calculated before giving effect to the add-backs set forth in this clause (k) or such definitions but after giving effect to any add-backs in relation to the Transactions or adjustments calculated in accordance with Regulation S-X; plus
(xii) amounts included in the EBITDA reconciliations set forth in the confidential information memorandum and the lender presentation dated January 16, 2019 or amounts of similar nature to those listed therein, without duplication, to the extent adjustments of such nature continue to be applicable during the period in which Consolidated EBITDA is being calculated; provided that any such adjustments that consist of reductions in costs and other operating improvements or synergies shall be calculated in accordance with, and satisfy the requirements specified in, the definition of “Pro Forma Basis”; plus
(xiii) the amount of loss or discount on sale of receivables and related assets to the Receivables Subsidiary in connection with a Receivables Financing; plus
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(xiv) with respect to any joint venture of such Person or any Restricted Subsidiary thereof that is not a Restricted Subsidiary, an amount equal to (i) such Person’s or such Restricted Subsidiary’s proportionate share of the net income of such joint venture that is excluded from Consolidated Net Income as a result of clause (h)(i) of the definition of Consolidated Net Income and (ii) the proportion of those items described in clauses (a), (b) and (c) above relating to such joint venture corresponding to such Person’s and the Restricted Subsidiaries’ proportionate share of such joint venture’s Consolidated Net Income (determined as if such joint venture were a Restricted Subsidiary) solely to the extent Consolidated Net Income was reduced thereby; plus
(xv) [reserved];
(xvi) charges consisting of income attributable to minority interests and noncontrolling interests of third parties in any non-wholly owned Restricted Subsidiary, excluding cash distributions in respect thereof;
(b)decreased (without duplication and to the extent increasing such Consolidated Net Income for such period) by (i) non-cash gains or income, excluding any non-cash gains that represent the reversal of any accrual of, or cash reserve for, anticipated cash charges that were deducted (and not added back) in the calculation of Consolidated EBITDA for any prior period ending after the Closing Date and (ii) the amount of any minority interest income consisting of a Subsidiary loss attributable to minority equity interest of third parties in any non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary (to the extent not deducted from Consolidated Net Income for such period);
(c)increased (with respect to losses) or decreased (with respect to gains) by, without duplication, any net realized gains and losses relating to (i) amounts denominated in foreign currencies resulting from the application of FASB ASC 830 (including net realized gains and losses from exchange rate fluctuations on intercompany balances and balance sheet items, net of realized gains or losses from related Swap Contracts (entered into in the ordinary course of business or consistent with past practice)) or (ii) any other amounts denominated in or otherwise trued-up to provide similar accounting as if it were denominated in foreign currencies;
(d)increased (with respect to losses) or decreased (with respect to gains) by, without duplication, any gain or loss relating to Swap Contracts (excluding Swap Contracts entered into in the ordinary course of business or consistent with past practice); and
(5)    increased (with respect to any positive change) or decreased (with respect to any negative change) by any positive or negative change in short-term deferred revenue;
provided, that the Borrower may, in its sole discretion, elect to not make any adjustment for any item pursuant to the foregoing clauses (1) through (5) above if any such item individually is less than $750,000 in any fiscal quarter.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Consolidated EBITDA (a) for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2018, shall be deemed to be $41,115,315.07, (b) for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2018, shall be deemed to be $40,847,916.37, (c) for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2018, shall be deemed to be $37,457,753.74 and (d) for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2018, shall be deemed to be $54,984,014.82 as may be subject to addbacks and adjustments (without duplication) pursuant to clauses (1) through (5) above.
Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio” means, as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Funded First Lien Indebtedness of the Borrower Parties (less the amount of Adjusted Cash and unrestricted Cash Equivalents of the Borrower Parties), in each case, calculated on a Pro Forma Basis to (b) Consolidated EBITDA of the Borrower Parties for such Test Period, calculated on a Pro Forma Basis.
Consolidated Funded First Lien Indebtedness” means Consolidated Funded Indebtedness that is secured by a Lien on the Collateral on an equal priority basis (but without regard to control of remedies) with the Liens on the Collateral securing the Obligations; provided that such Consolidated Funded First Lien Indebtedness is not (i) expressly subordinated pursuant to a written agreement in right of payment to the Obligations or (ii) secured by Liens on the Collateral that are expressly junior to the Liens securing the Obligations. For the avoidance of doubt, Consolidated Funded First Lien Indebtedness shall not include Capitalized Leases.
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Consolidated Funded Indebtedness” means all Indebtedness of the type described in clauses (a)(i), (a)(ii) (but excluding surety bonds, performance bonds or other similar instruments), (a)(iv) and clause (b) (in respect of Indebtedness of the type described in clauses (a)(i), (a)(ii) (but excluding Indebtedness constituting surety bonds, performance bonds or other similar instruments) and (a)(iv)) of the definition of “Indebtedness”, of a Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, in an amount that would be reflected on a balance sheet prepared as of such date on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP (but (x) excluding the effects of any discounting of Indebtedness resulting from the application of purchase accounting in connection with the Transactions or any acquisition and (y) any Indebtedness that is issued at a discount to its initial principal amount shall be calculated based on the entire stated principal amount thereof, without giving effect to any discounts or upfront payments), excluding obligations in respect of letters of credit (including Letters of Credit), bank guarantees and guarantees on first demand, in each case, except to the extent of unreimbursed amounts thereunder. For the avoidance of doubt, it is understood that obligations (i) under Swap Contracts, Cash Management Services, and any Receivables Financing or Factoring Transaction or (ii) owed by Unrestricted Subsidiaries, do not constitute Consolidated Funded Indebtedness.
Consolidated Funded Senior Secured Indebtedness” means Consolidated Funded Indebtedness that is secured by a Lien on the Collateral; provided that such Consolidated Funded Indebtedness is not expressly subordinated pursuant to a written agreement in right of payment to the Obligations.
Consolidated Interest Expense” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the sum, without duplication, of:
(a)the aggregate interest expense of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, calculated on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, to the extent such expense was deducted (and not added back) in computing Consolidated Net Income (including pay in kind interest payments, amortization of original issue discount, the interest component of Capitalized Lease Obligations and net payments and receipts (if any) pursuant to interest rate Swap Contracts (other than in connection with the early termination thereof) but excluding any non-cash interest expense attributable to the movement in the mark-to-market valuation of Indebtedness, Swap Contracts or other derivative instruments, all amortization and write-offs of deferred financing fees, debt issuance costs, commissions, discounts, fees and expenses and expensing of any bridge, commitment or other financing fees, costs of surety bonds, charges owed with respect to letters of credit, bankers’ acceptances or similar facilities, all discounts, commissions, fees and other charges associated with any Receivables Financing or Factoring Transaction, and any expense resulting from the discounting of Indebtedness in connection with the application of recapitalization or purchase accounting); plus
(b)consolidated capitalized interest of the referent Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, whether paid or accrued; less
(c)interest income of the referent Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period;
provided that (a) when determining Consolidated Interest Expense in respect of any four-quarter period ending prior to the first anniversary of the Closing Date, Consolidated Interest Expense will be calculated by multiplying the aggregate Consolidated Interest Expense accrued since the Closing Date by 365 and then dividing such product by the number of days from and including the Closing Date to and including the last day of such period and (b) in the case of any Person that became a Restricted Subsidiary of such Person after the commencement of such four-quarter period, the interest expense of such Person paid in cash prior to the date on which it became a Restricted Subsidiary of such Person will be disregarded. For purposes of this definition, interest on Capitalized Lease Obligations will be deemed to accrue at the interest rate reasonably determined by such Person to be the rate of interest implicit in such Capitalized Lease Obligations in accordance with GAAP.
Consolidated Net Income” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the aggregate of the net income (or loss) of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, calculated on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP and before any reduction in respect of Preferred Stock dividends; provided that (without duplication):
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(d)all net after-tax extraordinary, nonrecurring, infrequent, exceptional or unusual gains, losses, income, expenses and charges, in each case as determined in good faith by such Person, and in any event including, without limitation, all restructuring, severance, relocation, retention and completion bonuses or payments, consolidation, integration or other similar charges and expenses, contract termination costs, system establishment charges, conversion costs, start-up or closure or transition costs, expenses related to any reconstruction, decommissioning, recommissioning or reconfiguration of fixed assets for alternative uses, fees, expenses or charges relating to curtailments, settlements or modifications to pension and post-retirement employee benefit plans in connection with the Transactions or any acquisition or Permitted Investment, expenses associated with strategic initiatives, facilities shutdown and opening costs, and any fees, expenses, charges or change in control payments related to the Transactions or any acquisition or Permitted Investment (including any transition-related expenses (including retention or transaction-related bonuses or payments) incurred before, on or after the Closing Date), will be excluded;
(e)all (i) losses, charges and expenses relating to the Transactions, (ii) transaction fees, costs and expenses incurred in connection with any contemplated equity issuances, investments, acquisitions, dispositions, recapitalizations, mergers, amalgamations, option buyouts and the Incurrence, modification or repayment of Indebtedness permitted to be Incurred under this Agreement (including any Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof) or any amendments, waivers or other modifications under the agreements relating to such Indebtedness or similar transactions (in each case, whether or not consummated), and (iii) without duplication of any of the foregoing, non-operating or non-recurring professional fees, costs and expenses for such period will be excluded;
(f)all net after-tax income, loss, expense or charge from abandoned, closed or discontinued operations and any net after-tax gain or loss on the disposal of abandoned, closed or discontinued operations (and all related expenses) other than in the ordinary course of business (as determined in good faith by such Person) will be excluded;
(g)all net after-tax gain, loss, expense or charge attributable to business dispositions and asset dispositions, including the sale or other disposition of any Equity Interests of any Person, other than in the ordinary course of business (as determined in good faith by such Person), will be excluded;
(h)all net after-tax income, loss, expense or charge attributable to the early extinguishment, conversion or cancellation of Indebtedness, Swap Contracts or other derivative instruments (including deferred financing costs written off and premiums paid) will be excluded;
(i)all non-cash gains, losses, expenses or charges attributable to the movement in the mark-to-market valuation of Indebtedness, Swap Contracts or other derivative instruments will be excluded;
(j)any non-cash or unrealized currency translation or foreign currency transaction gains and losses related to changes in currency exchange rates (including, without limitation, remeasurements of Indebtedness and any net loss or gain resulting from (i) Swap Contracts for currency exchange risk and (ii) intercompany Indebtedness), will be excluded;
(k)(i) the net income for such period of any Person that is not the referent Person or a Restricted Subsidiary of the referent Person or that is accounted for by the equity method of accounting, will be included only to the extent of the amount of dividends or distributions or other payments that are paid in or converted into cash or that, as reasonably determined by a responsible financial or accounting officer of the referent Person or a Restricted Subsidiary of the referent Person, could have been paid in or converted into (subject, in the case of a dividend or other distribution or return on investment to a Restricted Subsidiary, to the limitations contained in clause (v) below), cash with respect to such equity ownership to the referent Person or a Restricted Subsidiary thereof in respect of such period; and (ii) without duplication, the net income for such period will include any ordinary course dividends or distributions or other payments paid in cash (or converted into cash) with respect to such equity ownership received from any such Person during such period in excess of the amounts included in subclause (i) above;
(l)the cumulative effect of a change in accounting principles and changes as a result of the adoption or modification of accounting policies will be excluded;
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(m)the effects of purchase accounting, fair value accounting or recapitalization accounting adjustments (including the effects of such adjustments pushed down to the referent Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries) resulting from the application of purchase accounting, fair value accounting or recapitalization accounting (including in the inventory, property and equipment, software, goodwill, intangible assets, in-process research and development, deferred revenue and debt line items), and the amortization, write-down or write-off of any amounts thereof, net of taxes, will be excluded;
(n)all non-cash impairment charges and asset write-ups, write-downs and write-offs, in each case pursuant to GAAP, and the amortization of intangibles arising from the application of GAAP will be excluded;
(o)all non-cash expenses realized in connection with or resulting from equity or equity-linked compensation plans, employee benefit plans or agreements or post-employment benefit plans or agreements, or grants or sales of stock, stock appreciation or similar rights, stock options, restricted stock, preferred stock, stock appreciation, awards under any successor plans of the Company’s option or equity plans or other similar rights will be excluded;
(p)any costs or expenses incurred in connection with the payment of dividend equivalent rights to holders of equity-based incentive awards pursuant to any management equity plan, stock option plan or any other management or employee benefit plan or agreement or post-employment benefit plan or agreement will be excluded;
(q)accruals and reserves for liabilities or expenses that are established or adjusted as a result of the Transactions within 24 months after the Closing Date will be excluded;
(r)all amortization and write-offs of deferred financing fees, debt issuance costs, commissions, fees and expenses, costs of surety bonds, charges owed with respect to letters of credit, bankers’ acceptances or similar facilities, and expensing of any bridge, commitment or other financing fees (including in connection with a transaction undertaken but not completed), will be excluded;
(s)all discounts, commissions, fees and other charges (including interest expense) associated with any Receivables Financing or Factoring Transaction will be excluded;
(t)(i) the non-cash portion of “straight-line” rent expense will be excluded and (ii) the cash portion of “straight-line” rent expense that exceeds the amount expensed in respect of such rent expense will be included;
(u)expenses and lost profits with respect to liability or casualty events or business interruption will be disregarded to the extent covered by insurance and actually reimbursed, or, so long as such Person has made a determination that there exists reasonable evidence that such amount will in fact be reimbursed by the insurer, but only to the extent that such amount (i) has not been denied by the applicable carrier in writing and (ii) is in fact reimbursed within 365 days of the date on which such liability was discovered or such casualty event or business interruption occurred (with a deduction for any amounts so added back that are not reimbursed within such 365-day period); provided that any proceeds of such reimbursement when received will be excluded from the calculation of Consolidated Net Income to the extent the expense or lost profit reimbursed was previously disregarded pursuant to this clause (r);
(v)losses, charges and expenses that are covered by indemnification or other reimbursement provisions in connection with any asset disposition will be excluded to the extent actually reimbursed, or, so long as such Person has made a determination that a reasonable basis exists for indemnification or reimbursement, but only to the extent that such amount is in fact indemnified or reimbursed within 365 days of such determination (with a deduction in the applicable future period for any amount so added back to the extent not so indemnified or reimbursed within such 365 days);
(w)non-cash charges or income relating to increases or decreases of deferred tax asset valuation allowances will be excluded;
(x)cash dividends or returns of capital from Investments (such return of capital not reducing the ownership interest in the underlying Investment), in each case received during such period, to the extent not otherwise included in Consolidated Net Income for that period or any prior period subsequent to the Closing Date will be included;
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(y)solely for the purpose of determining the amount available for Restricted Payments under clause (c) of the first paragraph of Section 7.05, and without duplication of provisions under clause (c) of the first paragraph of Section 7.05 with respect to cash dividends or returns on Investments, the net income (or loss) for such period of any Restricted Subsidiary (other than the Borrower or a Guarantor) will be excluded to the extent that the declaration or payment of dividends or similar distributions by that Restricted Subsidiary is not at the date of determination permitted without any prior governmental approval (which has not been obtained) or, directly or indirectly, by the operation of its charter or any agreement, instrument, judgment, decree, order, statute, rule or governmental regulation applicable to that Restricted Subsidiary or its stockholders, unless such restriction with respect to the payment of dividends or similar distributions has been legally waived; provided that Consolidated Net Income of such Person will be increased by the amount of dividends or other distributions or other payments actually paid in cash (or to the extent converted into cash) to such Person or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in respect of such period, to the extent not already included therein (subject, in the case of a dividend to another Restricted Subsidiary (other than a Guarantor), to the limitation contained in this clause (v));
(z)any Initial Public Company Costs will be excluded;
(aa)any (i) severance or relocation costs or expenses, (ii) one-time non-cash compensation charges, (iii) the costs and expenses related to employment of terminated employees, or (iv) costs or expenses realized in connection with or resulting from stock appreciation or similar rights, stock options or other rights of officers, directors and employees, in each case of such Person or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, shall be excluded; and
(ab)any non-cash interest expense and non-cash interest income, in each case to the extent there is no associated cash disbursement or receipt, as the case may be, before the latest maturity date of any then outstanding Term Loan Tranche, shall be excluded;
provided that the Borrower may, in its sole discretion, elect to not make any adjustment for any item pursuant to clauses (a) through (y) above if any such item individually is less than $750,000 in any fiscal quarter.
For the purpose of Section 7.05 only, there shall be excluded from Consolidated Net Income any income arising from the sale or other disposition of Restricted Investments, from repurchases or redemptions of Restricted Investments, from repayments of loans or advances which constituted Restricted Investments or from any dividends, repayments of loans or advances or other transfers of assets from Unrestricted Subsidiaries, in each case to the extent such amounts increase the amount of Restricted Payments permitted under such covenant pursuant to clauses (c)(v) or (c)(vi) of the first paragraph thereof.
Consolidated Net Tangible Assets” means the aggregate amount of assets (including deferred tax assets (without reducing such deferred tax assets by deferred tax liabilities), and less applicable reserves and other properly deductible items) after deducting therefrom all goodwill, trade names, trademarks, patents, unamortized debt discount and expense, investments and other like intangibles, all as set forth in the most recent consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, determined on a Pro Forma Basis.
Consolidated Senior Secured Net Leverage Ratio” means, as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Funded Senior Secured Indebtedness of the Borrower Parties (less the amount of Adjusted Cash and unrestricted Cash Equivalents of the Borrower Parties), in each case, calculated on a Pro Forma Basis to (b) Consolidated EBITDA of the Borrower Parties for such Test Period, calculated on a Pro Forma Basis.
Consolidated Total Assets” means the total consolidated assets of Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, as shown on the most recent consolidated balance sheet of Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, determined on a Pro Forma Basis.
Consolidated Total Net Leverage Ratio” means, as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Funded Indebtedness of the Borrower Parties as of such date (less the amount of Adjusted Cash and unrestricted Cash Equivalents of the Borrower Parties), calculated on a Pro Forma Basis to (b) Consolidated EBITDA of the Borrower Parties for such Test Period, calculated on a Pro Forma Basis.
Contingent Obligations” means, with respect to any Person, any obligation of such Person guaranteeing any leases, dividends or other obligations that do not constitute Indebtedness (“primary obligations”) of any other Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, including, without limitation, any obligation of such Person, whether or not contingent:
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(a)to purchase any such primary obligation or any property constituting direct or indirect security therefor,
(b)to advance or supply funds:
(i) for the purchase or payment of any such primary obligation; or
(ii) to maintain working capital or equity capital of the primary obligor or otherwise to maintain the net worth or solvency of the primary obligor; or
(c)to purchase property, securities or services primarily for the purpose of assuring the owner of any such primary obligation of the ability of the primary obligor to make payment of such primary obligation against loss in respect thereof.
Contract Consideration” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(b)(i).
Contractual Obligation” means, as to any Person, any provision of any security issued by such Person or of any agreement, loan agreement, indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, lease, instrument or other undertaking to which such Person is a party or by which it or any of its property is bound.
Contribution Indebtedness” means Indebtedness of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in an aggregate principal amount not greater than the aggregate amount of cash contributions (other than Excluded Contributions or any proceeds of the Preferred Equity) made to the capital of the Borrower (other than Cure Equity) or any Restricted Subsidiary (other than, in the case of such Restricted Subsidiary, contributions by the Borrower or any other Restricted Subsidiary to its capital) after the Closing Date and designated as a Cash Contribution Amount.
Control Investment Affiliate” means, as to any Person, any other Person that (a) directly or indirectly, is in control of, is controlled by, or is under common control with, such Person and (b) is organized by such Person primarily for the purpose of making equity investments in one or more companies.
Controlled Non-U.S. Subsidiary” means any direct or indirect Subsidiary of the Borrower that is (or is a Subsidiary of) a “controlled foreign corporation” within the meaning of Section 957 of the Code.
Credit Agreement” means (i) this Agreement and (ii) whether or not this Agreement remains outstanding, if designated by the Borrower to be included in the definition of “Credit Agreement,” one or more (A) debt facilities, indentures or commercial paper facilities providing for revolving credit loans, term loans, notes, debentures, receivables financing (including through the sale of receivables to lenders or to special purpose entities formed to borrow from lenders against such receivables) or letters of credit, (B) debt securities, notes, mortgages, guarantees, collateral documents, indentures or other forms of debt financing (including convertible or exchangeable debt instruments or bank guarantees or bankers’ acceptances), or (C) instruments or agreements evidencing any other Indebtedness, in each case, with the same or different borrower(s) or issuer(s) and, in each case, as amended, supplemented, modified, extended, restructured, renewed, refinanced, restated, increased (provided that such increase in borrowings is permitted under this Agreement), replaced or refunded in whole or in part from time to time and whether by the same or any other agent, lender or investor or group of lenders or investors.
Credit Extension” means each of the following: (a) a Borrowing and (b) an L/C Credit Extension.
Cumulative Retained Excess Cash Flow Amount” means at any date, an amount (which shall not be less than zero in the aggregate) determined on a cumulative basis equal to the aggregate cumulative sum of the Retained Percentage of Excess Cash Flow for all Excess Cash Flow Periods ending after the Closing Date and prior to such date.
Cure Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 8.03(a).
Cure Equity” has the meaning specified in Section 8.03(a).
Cure Right” has the meaning specified in Section 8.03(a).
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Daily Simple SOFR” means, for any day, SOFR, with the conventions for this rate (which will include a lookback) being established by the Administrative Agent in accordance with the conventions for this rate selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body for determining “Daily Simple SOFR” for syndicated business loans; provided that, if the Administrative Agent reasonably decides in consultation with the Borrower that any such convention is not administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent, then the Administrative Agent in consultation with the Borrower may establish another convention in its reasonable discretion.
Debt Fund Affiliate” means any Affiliate of any Sponsor (other than Holdings and its Subsidiaries) that is primarily engaged in, or advises funds or other investment vehicles that are engaged in, making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans, bonds and similar extensions of credit or securities in the ordinary course and with respect to which such Sponsor does not, directly or indirectly, possess the power to direct or cause the direction of the investment policies of any such Affiliate. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall a Natural Person be a Debt Fund Affiliate.
Debtor Relief Laws” means the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, and all other liquidation, conservatorship, bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, moratorium, rearrangement, receivership, insolvency, judicial management, 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.
Declining Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(c).
Default” means any event or condition that constitutes an Event of Default or that, with the giving of any notice, the passage of time, or both, would be an Event of Default.
Default Rate” means an interest rate equal to (after as well as before judgment), (a) with respect to any overdue principal for any Loan, the applicable interest rate for such Loan plus 2.00% per annum (provided that with respect to SOFR Loans, the determination of the applicable interest rate is subject to Section 2.02(c) to the extent that SOFR Loans may not be converted to, or continued as, SOFR Loans, pursuant thereto) and (b) with respect to any other overdue amount, including overdue interest, the interest rate applicable to Base Rate Loans that are Initial Term Loans plus 2.00% per annum, in each case, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.
Defaulting Lender” means, subject to Section 2.17(b), any Lender that (a) has failed to perform any of its funding obligations hereunder, including in respect of its Loans or participations in respect of Letters of Credit within three Business Days of the date required to be funded by it hereunder, (b) has notified the Borrower or the Administrative Agent that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations or has made a public statement to that effect with respect to its funding obligations hereunder or, solely with respect to a Revolving Credit Lender, under other agreements generally in which it commits to extend credit, (c) has failed, within three Business Days after reasonable request by the Administrative Agent, to confirm in a manner satisfactory to the Administrative Agent that it will comply with its funding obligations (provided that the Administrative Agent shall request such confirmation upon reasonable request from any L/C Issuer; provided further that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon receipt of such confirmation by the Administrative Agent) or (d) has, or has a direct or indirect parent company that has, other than via an Undisclosed Administration, (i) become the subject of a proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law, (ii) had a receiver, conservator, trustee, administrator, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with reorganization or liquidation of its business or a custodian appointed for it, (iii) taken any action in furtherance of, or indicated its consent to, approval of or acquiescence in any such proceeding or appointment or (iv) become the subject of a Bail-In Action; provided that no Lender shall be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of (x) the ownership or acquisition by a Governmental Authority of any Equity Interest in that Lender or any direct or indirect parent company thereof so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Lender (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender, or (y) the occurrence of any of the events described in clause (d)(i), (d)(ii) or (d)(iii) of this definition which in each case has been dismissed or terminated prior to the date of this Agreement. Any determination by the Administrative Agent (or the Required Lenders to the extent that the Administrative Agent is a Defaulting Lender) that a Lender is a Defaulting Lender under any one or more of clauses (a) through (d) above shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error, and such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender (subject to Section 2.17(b)) upon delivery of written notice of such determination to the Administrative Agent, the Borrower, each L/C Issuer and each Lender, as applicable.
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Designated Non-Cash Consideration” means the Fair Market Value of non-cash consideration received by the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries in connection with an Asset Sale that is so designated as Designated Non-Cash Consideration pursuant to a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Borrower, less the amount of cash or Cash Equivalents received in connection with a subsequent sale of or collection on such Designated Non-Cash Consideration.
Designated Preferred Stock” means Preferred Stock of Holdings or any Parent Holding Company, as applicable (other than Excluded Equity), that is issued after the Closing Date for cash and is so designated as Designated Preferred Stock, pursuant to an officer’s certificate of the Borrower, on the issuance date thereof, the cash proceeds of which are contributed to the capital of the Borrower (if issued by Holdings or any Parent Holding Company) and excluded from the calculation set forth in clause (c) of the first paragraph of Section 7.05.
Discount Range” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Dutch Auction.”
Disposition” or “Dispose” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Asset Sale.”
Disqualified Institution” means (a) each person identified as a “Disqualified Institution” on a list delivered to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower in writing on or prior to January 30, 2019 and, (x) after January 30, 2019, but prior to the Closing Date, with the consent of the Arrangers (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) and (y) on and after the Closing Date, as such list may be updated with the Administrative Agent’s consent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), (b) any Company Competitor identified on a list delivered to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower in writing from time to time and (c) as to any entity referenced in each of clauses (a) and (b) above (the “Primary Disqualified Institution”), any of such Primary Disqualified Institution’s Affiliates identified in writing to the Administrative Agent from time to time or otherwise readily identifiable as such solely by name, but excluding any Affiliate that is primarily engaged in, or that advises funds or other investment vehicles that are engaged in, making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans, bonds and similar extensions of credit or securities in the ordinary course and with respect to which the Primary Disqualified Institution does not, directly or indirectly, possess the power to direct or cause the direction of the investment policies of such entity; provided that any additional designation permitted by the foregoing shall not apply retroactively to any prior assignment or participation to any Lender or Participant. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any list of Disqualified Institutions shall only be required to be available to any Lender or Participant or prospective Lender or Participant on the Platform or another similar electronic system (i) to the extent the Borrower desires to prevent any such Disqualified Institution from being a Lender or Participant or (ii) upon written request by such Lender or Participant or prospective Lender or Participant. For the purpose of clauses (a) and (b) in the previous sentence, such list shall be made available to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 10.02 and any additions, deletions or other modifications to the list of Disqualified Institutions shall become effective within 3 Business Days after delivery to the Administrative Agent (or, in the case of clause (a)(y) in the previous sentence, after the Administrative Agent’s consent thereto).
Disqualified Stock” means, with respect to any Person, any Equity Interests of such Person that, by its terms (or by the terms of any security into which it is convertible or for which it is puttable, redeemable or exchangeable), in each case, at the option of the holder thereof or upon the happening of any event:
(d)matures or is mandatorily redeemable, pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise (other than as a result of a change of control or asset sale; provided that any purchase requirement triggered thereby may not become operative until compliance with, in the case of an asset sale, the provisions of Section 7.04 or, in the case of a change of control, the repayment in full of the Obligations),
(e)is convertible or exchangeable for Indebtedness or Disqualified Stock, or
(f)is redeemable at the option of the holder thereof, in whole or in part,
in each case prior to the date that is 91 days after the Latest Maturity Date of the Term Loans at the time of issuance of the respective Disqualified Stock; provided that only the portion of Equity Interests that so matures or is mandatorily redeemable, is so convertible or exchangeable or is so redeemable at the option of the holder thereof prior to such date shall be deemed to be Disqualified Stock; provided, further, that if such Equity Interests are issued to any employee or to any plan for the benefit of employees of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries or a direct or indirect parent of the Borrower or by any such plan to such employees, such Equity Interests shall not constitute Disqualified Stock solely because it may be required to be repurchased by the Borrower or its Subsidiaries or a direct or indirect parent of the Borrower in order to satisfy applicable statutory or regulatory obligations or as a result of such employee’s termination, death or disability; provided, further, that any class of Equity Interests of such Person that by its terms authorizes such Person to satisfy its obligations thereunder by delivery of Equity Interests that are not Disqualified Stock shall not be deemed to be Disqualified Stock.
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Dollar” and “$” mean lawful money of the United States.
Dutch Auction” means an auction (an “Auction”) conducted by Holdings or one of its Subsidiaries in order to purchase any Term Loans under a Tranche (the “Purchase”) in accordance with the following procedures or such other procedures as may be agreed to between the Administrative Agent and the Borrower:
(a)Notice Procedures. In connection with any Auction, the Borrower shall provide notification to the Administrative Agent (for distribution to the Appropriate Lenders) of the Term Loans under such Tranche that will be the subject of the Auction (an “Auction Notice”). Each Auction Notice shall be in a form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and shall specify (i) the total cash value of the bid, in a minimum amount of $10,000,000 with minimum increments of $2,000,000 in excess thereof (the “Auction Amount”) and (ii) the discounts to par, which shall be expressed as a range of percentages of the par principal amount of the Term Loans under such Tranche at issue (the “Discount Range”), representing the range of purchase prices that could be paid in the Auction.
(b)Reply Procedures. In connection with any Auction, each applicable Lender may, in its sole discretion, participate in such Auction by providing the Administrative Agent with a notice of participation (the “Return Bid”) which shall be in a form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and shall specify (i) a discount to par that must be expressed as a price (the “Reply Discount”), which must be within the Discount Range, and (ii) a principal amount of the applicable Loans such Lender is willing to sell, which must be in increments of $2,000,000 or in an amount equal to such Lender’s entire remaining amount of the applicable Loans (the “Reply Amount”). Lenders may only submit one Return Bid per Auction. In addition to the Return Bid, each Lender wishing to participate in such Auction must execute and deliver, to be held in escrow by the Administrative Agent, an assignment and acceptance agreement in a form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.
(c)Acceptance Procedures. Based on the Reply Discounts and Reply Amounts received by the Administrative Agent, the Administrative Agent, in consultation with the Borrower, will determine the applicable discount (the “Applicable Discount”) for the Auction, which shall be the lowest Reply Discount for which Holdings or its Subsidiary, as applicable, can complete the Auction at the Auction Amount; provided that, in the event that the Reply Amounts are insufficient to allow Holdings or its Subsidiary, as applicable, to complete a purchase of the entire Auction Amount (any such Auction, a “Failed Auction”), Holdings or such Subsidiary shall either, at its election, (i) withdraw the Auction or (ii) complete the Auction at an Applicable Discount equal to the highest Reply Discount. Holdings or its Subsidiary, as applicable, shall purchase the applicable Loans (or the respective portions thereof) from each applicable Lender with a Reply Discount that is equal to or greater than the Applicable Discount (“Qualifying Bids”) at the Applicable Discount; provided that if the aggregate proceeds required to purchase all applicable Loans subject to Qualifying Bids would exceed the Auction Amount for such Auction, Holdings or its Subsidiary, as applicable, shall purchase such Loans at the Applicable Discount ratably based on the principal amounts of such Qualifying Bids (subject to adjustment for rounding as specified by the Administrative Agent). Each participating Lender will receive notice of a Qualifying Bid as soon as reasonably practicable but in no case later than five Business Days from the date the Return Bid was due.
(d)Additional Procedures. After being initiated by an Auction Notice, Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries, as applicable, may withdraw an Auction in their sole and absolute discretion at any time. Furthermore, in connection with any Auction, upon submission by a Lender of a Qualifying Bid, such Lender will be obligated to sell the entirety or its allocable portion of the Reply Amount, as the case may be, at the Applicable Discount. The Purchase shall be consummated pursuant to and in accordance with Section 10.07 and, to the extent not otherwise provided herein, shall otherwise be consummated pursuant to procedures (including as to timing, rounding and minimum amounts, Interest Periods, and other notices by Holdings or such Subsidiary, as applicable) reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower.
ECF Prepayment Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(b)(i).
EEA Financial Institution” means (a) any credit institution or investment firm established in any EEA Member Country which is subject to the supervision of an EEA Resolution Authority, (b) any entity established in an EEA Member Country which is a parent of an institution described in clause (a) of this definition, or (c) any financial institution established in an EEA Member Country which is a subsidiary of an institution described in clauses (a) or (b) of this definition and is subject to consolidated supervision with its parent.
EEA Member Country” means any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.
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EEA Resolution Authority” means any public administrative authority or any person entrusted with public administrative authority of any EEA Member Country (including any delegee) having responsibility for the resolution of any EEA Financial Institution.
Eligible Assignee” means any Person that meets the requirements to be an assignee under Section 10.07(b) (subject to receipt of such consents, if any, as may be required for the assignment of the applicable Loan and/or Commitments to such Person under Section 10.07(b)(iii)).
Engagement Letter” means the Engagement Letter, dated January 15, 2019, by and between Morgan Stanley, Barclays Bank PLC, Antares Holdings LP, Antares Capital LP and the Borrower.
Enterprise Transformative Event” means any merger, acquisition, amalgamation, investment, dissolution, liquidation, consolidation or disposition that is either (a) not permitted by the terms of the Loan Documents immediately prior to the consummation of such transaction or (b) if permitted by the terms of the Loan Documents immediately prior to the consummation of such transaction, would not provide Holdings and its Restricted Subsidiaries with adequate flexibility under the Loan Documents for the continuation and/or expansion of their combined operations following such consummation, as reasonably determined by the Borrower acting in good faith.
Environment” means ambient air, indoor air, surface water, groundwater, drinking water, land surface, sediments, and subsurface strata and natural resources such as wetlands, flora and fauna.
Environmental Laws” means any and all applicable federal, state, local and foreign statutes, laws, including common law, regulations, ordinances, rules, judgments, orders, decrees, permits, concessions, grants, franchises, licenses or governmental restrictions relating to pollution, the protection of the Environment and human health and safety (to the extent relating to exposure to Hazardous Materials), including those related to Hazardous Materials, air emissions and discharges to public pollution control systems.
Environmental Liability” means any liability (including any liability for damages, costs of environmental remediation, monitoring or oversight by a Governmental Authority, fines, penalties or indemnities) directly or indirectly resulting from or based upon (a) any actual or alleged violation of any Environmental Law, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage or treatment of any Hazardous Materials, (c) human exposure to any Hazardous Materials, (d) the Release or threatened Release of any Hazardous Materials into the Environment or (e) any contract, agreement or other binding consensual arrangement pursuant to which liability is assumed or imposed with respect to any of the foregoing.
Environmental Permit” means any permit, approval, identification number, license or other authorization required under any Environmental Law.
Equity Interests” means Capital Stock and all warrants, options or other rights to acquire Capital Stock (but excluding any Capital Stock that arises only by reason of the happening of a contingency that is outside the control of the holder of such Capital Stock or any debt security that is convertible into, or exchangeable for, Capital Stock).
Equity Issuance” means any issuance by any Person to any other Person of (a) its Equity Interests for cash, (b) any of its Equity Interests pursuant to the exercise of options or warrants, (c) any of its Equity Interests pursuant to the conversion of any debt securities to equity or (d) any options or warrants relating to its Equity Interests.
Equity Offering” means any public or private sale on or after the Closing Date of Capital Stock or Preferred Stock of the Borrower or any direct or indirect parent of the Borrower, as applicable (other than Disqualified Stock), other than:
(1) public offerings with respect to the Borrower’s or such direct or indirect parent’s common stock registered on Form S-4 or Form S-8 or successor form thereto;
(2) issuances to any Subsidiary of the Borrower; and
(3) any such public or private sale that constitutes an Excluded Contribution or Refunding Capital Stock.

ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
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ERISA Affiliate” means any Person who together with any Loan Party is treated as a single employer within the meaning of Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code (and Sections 414(m) and (o) of the Code for purposes of provisions relating to Section 412 of the Code) or Section 4001 of ERISA.
ERISA Event” means (a) a Reportable Event with respect to a Plan; (b) the withdrawal of any Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate from a Plan subject to Section 4063 of ERISA during a plan year in which such entity was a “substantial employer” (as defined in Section 4001(a)(2) of ERISA) or a cessation of operations that is treated as such a withdrawal under Section 4062(e) of ERISA; (c) a complete or partial withdrawal by any Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate from a Multiemployer Plan or notification that a Multiemployer Plan is insolvent (within the meaning of Section 4245 of ERISA); (d) the filing of a written notice of intent to terminate or the treatment of a Plan amendment as a termination under Section 4041 or 4041A of ERISA, respectively, (e) the institution by the PBGC of proceedings to terminate a Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (f) an event or condition which constitutes grounds under Section 4042 of ERISA for the termination of, or the appointment of a trustee to administer, any Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (g) the determination that any Plan is considered an at-risk plan within the meaning of Section 430 of the Code or Section 303 of ERISA; (h) the determination that any Multiemployer Plan is considered a plan in “endangered”, “critical”, or “critical and declining” status within the meaning of Section 432 of the Code or Section 305 of ERISA; (i) the imposition of any liability under Title IV of ERISA, other than for PBGC premiums due but not delinquent under Section 4007 of ERISA, upon any Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate; (j) the conditions for the imposition of a Lien under Section 430(k) of the Code or Section 303(k) of ERISA shall have been met with respect to any Plan; (k) the occurrence of a nonexempt prohibited transaction (within the meaning of Section 4975 of the Code or Section 406 of ERISA) which could reasonably be expected to result in liability to a Loan Party with respect to any Plan; or (l) any Foreign Benefit Event.
Erroneous Payment” has the meaning specified in Section 9.18(a).
Erroneous Payment Deficiency Assignment” has the meaning specified in Section 9.18(d).
Erroneous Payment Impacted Class” has the meaning specified in Section 9.18(d).
Erroneous Payment Return Deficiency” has the meaning specified in Section 9.18(d).
Erroneous Payment Subrogation Rights” has the meaning specified in Section 9.18(d).
EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule” means the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule published by the Loan Market Association (or any successor person), as in effect from time to time.
Event of Default” has the meaning specified in Section 8.01.
Excess Cash Flow” means, with respect to any Excess Cash Flow Period, an amount, not less than zero, equal to:
(e)the sum, without duplication (in each case, for the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis), of:
(i) Consolidated Net Income of the Borrower Parties for such Excess Cash Flow Period; plus
(ii) all non-cash charges, losses and expenses (including, without limitation, taxes) of such Person or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries that were deducted in calculating such Consolidated Net Income (provided, in each case, that if any non-cash charge represents an accrual or reserve for cash items in any future period, the cash payment in respect thereof in such future period shall be subtracted from Excess Cash Flow in such future period); plus
(iii) an amount equal to the sum of (A) the decrease in Working Capital of such Person during such period (measured as the excess, if any, of Working Capital at the beginning of such Excess Cash Flow Period minus Working Capital at the end of such Excess Cash Flow Period), if any, plus (B) the decrease in long-term accounts receivable of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries, if any (other than any such decreases contemplated by clauses (A) and (B) of this clause (xiv) that are (x) directly attributable to acquisitions and/or dispositions of a Person or business unit by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries during such period, (y) as a result of the reclassification of items from short-term to long-term or vice versa or (z) the application of recapitalization or purchase accounting); plus
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(iv) all amounts referred to in clauses (b)(i), (b)(ii) and (b)(iv) below to the extent funded with the proceeds of the issuance or the incurrence of Indebtedness (other than proceeds of revolving loans) and the sale or issuance of Equity Interests; minus
(f)the sum, without duplication (in each case, for the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis), of:
(i) repayments, prepayments, repurchases, redemptions and other cash payments made with respect to the principal of any Indebtedness (including principal representing capitalized interest) or the principal component of any Capitalized Lease Obligations of such Person or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries during such period (excluding (A) repayments and prepayments of Indebtedness deducted from the amount of Term Loans required to be prepaid pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(i)(3) and (B) voluntary and mandatory prepayments of Term Loans, Second Lien Loans and any Pari Passu Indebtedness deducted from the amount of Term Loans required to be prepaid pursuant to clauses (1), (2) and (4) of Section 2.05(b)(i)(B), but including all premium, make-whole or penalty payments paid in cash (to the extent such payments are not expensed during such period or are not deducted in calculating Consolidated Net Income and such payments are not otherwise prohibited under this Agreement) and all repayments with respect to revolving Indebtedness to the extent accompanied by a corresponding reduction in commitments); provided that, with respect to any mandatory prepayment of Indebtedness (other than, for the avoidance of doubt, Term Loans), such prepayments shall only be deducted pursuant to this clause (i) to the extent not deducted in the computation of net proceeds in respect of the asset disposition or condemnation giving rise thereto; minus
(ii) cash payments made by such Person or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries during such period in respect of Restricted Payments (excluding Restricted Payments made pursuant to clause (c)(i) of the first paragraph of Section 7.05 and pursuant to clauses (2), (3), (7), (9), (18), (22) and (23) of the second paragraph of Section 7.05 (other than such Restricted Payments made to pay interest expense for Qualified Holding Company Indebtedness or any other Indebtedness of Holdings or any Parent Holding Company); provided that cash payments in respect of clause (23) will be included under this clause (ii) to the extent the applicable cash payments utilized for any Restricted Payment thereunder resulted in an increase to Consolidated Net Income during such Excess Cash Flow Period (and only to the extent of such increase)); minus
(iii) (A) cash payments made by such Person or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries during such period in respect of Taxes (including distributions to any Parent Holding Company in respect of Taxes), to the extent such payments exceed the amount of tax expense deducted in calculating such Consolidated Net Income, and (B) cash payments that such Person or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries will be required to make in respect of Taxes (including distributions to any Parent Holding Company in respect of Taxes) within 180 days after the end of such period; provided that amounts described in this clause (B) will not reduce Excess Cash Flow in subsequent periods, and, to the extent not paid, will increase Excess Cash Flow in the subsequent period; minus
(iv) (A) cash payments made by such Person or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries during such period in respect of Investments (including, without limitation, any acquisitions and acquisitions of intellectual property) or made pursuant to Section 7.05 (other than any of the foregoing reducing mandatory prepayments of the Term Loans pursuant to clauses (6) or (7) of Section 2.05(b)(i)(B)) and (B) cash payments that such Person or any Restricted Subsidiaries has committed to make or is required to make in respect of Investments (including, without limitation, any acquisitions and acquisitions of intellectual property) or made pursuant to Section 7.05 or capital expenditures to be consummated (other than committed Investments and other Investments reducing mandatory prepayments of the Term Loans pursuant to clauses (6) or (7) of Section 2.05(b)(i)(B)) within 365 days after the end of such period pursuant to binding obligations entered into prior to or during such period; provided that amounts described in clause (B) will not reduce Excess Cash Flow in subsequent periods, and, to the extent not paid, will increase Excess Cash Flow in the subsequent period; minus
(v) all cash payments and other cash expenditures made by such Person or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries during such period (other than capital expenditures reducing mandatory prepayments of the Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(i)(B)(5)) (A) with respect to items that were excluded in the calculation of such Consolidated Net Income pursuant to clauses (a) through (y) of the definition of “Consolidated Net Income” or (B) that were not expensed during such period in accordance with GAAP; minus
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(vi) all non-cash credits or gains included in calculating such Consolidated Net Income (including insured or indemnified losses referred to in clauses (r) and (s) of the definition of “Consolidated Net Income” to the extent not reimbursed in cash during such period); minus
(vii) an amount equal to the sum of (A) the increase in the Working Capital of such Person during such period (measured as the excess, if any, of Working Capital at the end of such Excess Cash Flow Period minus Working Capital at the beginning of such Excess Cash Flow Period), if any, plus (B) the increase in long-term accounts receivable of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries, if any; minus
(viii) cash payments made in satisfaction of noncurrent liabilities (excluding payments of Indebtedness for borrowed money) not made directly or indirectly using proceeds, payments or any other amounts available from events or circumstances that were not included in determining Consolidated Net Income during such period; minus
(ix) to the extent not deducted in arriving at Consolidated Net Income, cash fees, expenses and purchase price adjustments incurred in connection with the Transactions, any acquisition consummated before or after the Closing Date or any Permitted Investment, Equity Issuance or debt issuance, dispositions, repayment of indebtedness, refinancing transactions (including any amendments) (whether or not consummated) and any Restricted Payment made to pay any of the foregoing incurred by Holdings (other than those reducing mandatory prepayments of the Term Loans pursuant to clauses (6) or (7) of Section 2.05(b)(i)(B)); minus
(x) the amount of cash payments made in respect of pensions and other postemployment benefits in such period to the extent not deducted in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income; minus
(xi) cash payments made by such Person or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries during such period in respect of items for which an accrual or reserve was established in a prior period, in each case to the extent such payments are not expensed during such period or are not deducted in calculating Consolidated Net Income; minus
(xii) cash expenditures in respect of Swap Obligations during such period to the extent not deducted in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income.
Excess Cash Flow Period” means any fiscal year of the Borrower, commencing with the fiscal year ending on December 31, 2020.
Exchange Act” means the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations of the SEC promulgated thereunder.
Exchange Agent” means (a) the Administrative Agent or (b) any other financial institution or advisor employed by the Borrower (whether or not an Affiliate of the Administrative Agent), after consultation with the Administrative Agent, to act as an arranger in connection with any Permitted Debt Exchange pursuant to Section 2.20; provided that the Borrower shall not designate the Administrative Agent as the Exchange Agent without the written consent of the Administrative Agent (it being understood that the Administrative Agent shall be under no obligation to agree to act as the Exchange Agent); provided, further, that none of the Borrower nor any of its Affiliates may act as the Exchange Agent.
Exchange Rate” means on any day with respect to any currency other than Dollars, the rate at which such currency may be exchanged into Dollars in the London foreign exchange market at or about 11:00 a.m. London time (or New York City time, as applicable) on a particular day as displayed by ICE Data Services as the “ask price”, or as displayed on such other information service which publishes that rate of exchange from time to time in place of ICE Data Services (or if such service ceases to be available, the equivalent of such amount in dollars as determined by reference to such other publicly available service for displaying exchange rates as may be agreed upon by the Administrative Agent and Borrower, or, in the absence of such agreement, such Exchange Rate shall instead be the arithmetic average of the spot rates of exchange of the Administrative Agent in the market where its foreign currency exchange operations in respect of such currency are then being conducted, at or about 10:00 a.m. (New York City time) on such date for the purchase of Dollars for delivery two Business Days later.
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Excluded Accounts” means (1) payroll, healthcare and other employee wage and benefit accounts, (2) tax accounts, including, without limitation, sales tax accounts, (3) escrow, defeasance and redemption accounts, (4) fiduciary or trust accounts, (5) disbursement accounts and (6) the funds or other property held in or maintained for such purposes in any such account described in clauses (1) through (5).
Excluded Contributions” means the Net Cash Proceeds and Cash Equivalents, or the Fair Market Value of other assets, received by the Borrower after the Closing Date (other than any proceeds of the Preferred Equity) from:
(a)contributions to its common equity capital, and
(b)the sale of Capital Stock (other than Excluded Equity) of the Borrower,
in each case designated as Excluded Contributions pursuant to an officer’s certificate of a Responsible Officer, or that are utilized to make a Restricted Payment pursuant to clause (2) of the second paragraph of Section 7.05. Excluded Contributions will be excluded from the calculation set forth in clause (c) of the first paragraph of Section 7.05.
Excluded Equity” means (i) Disqualified Stock, (ii) any Equity Interests issued or sold to a Restricted Subsidiary or any employee stock ownership plan or trust established by Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries or a direct or indirect parent of Holdings (to the extent such employee stock ownership plan or trust has been funded by Holdings or any Subsidiary or a direct or indirect parent of Holdings) and (iii) any Equity Interest that has already been used or designated (x) as (or the proceeds of which have been used or designated as) a Cash Contribution Amount, Designated Preferred Stock, an Excluded Contribution or Refunding Capital Stock, or (y) to increase the amount available under clause (5)(a) of the second paragraph under Section 7.05 or clause (14) of the definition of “Permitted Investments” or is proceeds of Indebtedness referred to in clause (14)(b) of the second paragraph in Section 7.05.
Excluded Information” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(j).
Excluded Property” means, with respect to any Loan Party or any direct or indirect Subsidiary of such Loan Party, (a) (1) any fee-owned real property not constituting Material Real Property and any real property leasehold or subleasehold interests and (2) any portion of Material Real Property that contains improvements located in an area identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (or any successor agency) as a “special flood hazard area”, (b) motor vehicles and other assets subject to certificates of title to the extent a Lien thereon cannot be perfected by filing a UCC financing statement, (c) assets to the extent a security interest in such assets would result in material adverse tax consequences (including, without limitation, as a result of any law or regulation in any applicable jurisdiction similar to Section 956 of the Code), or material adverse regulatory consequences, in each case, as reasonably determined by the Borrower in writing to the Collateral Agent, (d) pledges of, and security interests in, certain assets, in favor of the Collateral Agent which are prohibited by applicable Law; provided, that (i) any such limitation described in this clause (d) on the security interests granted under the Collateral Documents shall only apply to the extent that any such prohibition could not be rendered ineffective pursuant to the UCC or any other applicable Law or principles of equity and shall not apply (where the UCC is applicable) to any proceeds or receivables thereof, the assignment of which is expressly deemed effective under the UCC notwithstanding such prohibition and (ii) in the event of the termination or elimination of any such prohibition contained in any applicable Law, a security interest in such assets shall be automatically and simultaneously granted under the applicable Collateral Documents and such asset shall be included as Collateral, (e) any governmental licenses (but not the proceeds thereof) or state or local franchises, charters and authorizations, to the extent security interests in favor of the Collateral Agent in such licenses, franchises, charters or authorizations are prohibited or restricted thereby, in each case, except to the extent such prohibition is unenforceable after giving effect to the applicable anti-assignment provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code of any applicable jurisdiction and other than proceeds and receivables thereof, the assignment of which is expressly deemed effective under the Uniform Commercial Code of any applicable jurisdiction notwithstanding such prohibition; provided that (i) any such limitation described in this clause (e) on the security interests granted shall only apply to the extent that any such prohibition or restriction could not be rendered ineffective pursuant to the Uniform Commercial Code of any applicable jurisdiction or any other applicable Law or principles of equity and (ii) in the event of the termination or elimination of any such prohibition or restriction contained in any applicable license, franchise, charter or authorization, a security interest in such licenses, franchises, charters or authorizations shall be automatically and simultaneously granted under the applicable Collateral Documents and such licenses, franchises, charters or authorizations shall be included as Collateral, (f) Equity Interests in (A) any Person (other than the Borrower and Wholly Owned Restricted Subsidiaries of the Borrower) to the extent and for so long as the pledge thereof in favor of the Collateral Agent is not permitted by the terms of such Person’s joint venture agreement or other applicable Organization Documents; provided, that such prohibition exists on the Closing Date or at the time such Equity Interests are acquired (so long as such prohibition did not arise in contemplation of the Closing Date or such acquisition), (B) any not-for-profit
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Subsidiary, (C) any captive insurance Subsidiary, (D) any special purpose securitization vehicle (or similar entity), including any Receivables Subsidiary, (E) any Unrestricted Subsidiary, (F) any Person which is acquired after the date hereof to the extent and for so long as such Equity Interests are pledged in respect of Acquired Indebtedness and such pledge constitutes a Permitted Lien and (G) any Person that is an Excluded Subsidiary pursuant to clause (e) of the definition of “Excluded Subsidiary”, (g) any lease, license or other agreement or any property subject to a purchase money security interest, Capitalized Lease Obligation or similar arrangement in each case permitted to be incurred under this Agreement, to the extent that a grant of a security interest therein would violate or invalidate such lease, license or agreement or purchase money arrangement or create a right of termination in favor of any other party thereto (other than a Loan Party or their Wholly Owned Subsidiaries), in each case, except to the extent such prohibition is unenforceable after giving effect to the applicable anti-assignment provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code of any applicable jurisdiction, other than proceeds and receivables thereof, the assignment of which is expressly deemed effective under the Uniform Commercial Code of any applicable jurisdiction notwithstanding such prohibition, (h) “intent-to-use” trademark applications prior to the filing of a “Statement of Use” or “Amendment to Allege Use” filing, (i) any assets sold pursuant to a Qualified Receivables Factoring or Qualified Receivables Financing or other factoring or receivables arrangement permitted hereunder, (j) any assets of (including Equity Interests held by) (A) any Controlled Non-U.S. Subsidiary or any direct or indirect Subsidiary of a Controlled Non-U.S. Subsidiary, (B) any FSHCO, (C) any not-for-profit Subsidiary, (D) any captive insurance Subsidiary or (E) any special purpose securitization vehicle (or similar entity), including any Receivables Subsidiary, (k) Margin Stock, (l) cash to secure letter of credit reimbursement obligations to the extent such letters of credit are permitted by this Agreement, (m) Excluded Accounts, and (n) Voting Stock in excess of 65% of the Voting Stock of any Controlled Non-U.S. Subsidiary or of any FSHCO. Other assets shall be deemed to be “Excluded Property” if the Administrative Agent and the Borrower agree in writing that the cost or other consequences of obtaining or perfecting a security interest in such assets is excessive in relation to either the value of such assets as Collateral or to the benefit of the Lenders of the security afforded thereby. Notwithstanding anything herein or the Collateral Documents to the contrary, Excluded Property shall not include any Proceeds (as defined in the UCC), substitutions or replacements of any Excluded Property (unless such Proceeds, substitutions or replacements would otherwise constitute Excluded Property referred to above).
Excluded Subsidiary” means any direct or indirect Subsidiary of the Borrower that is (a) an Unrestricted Subsidiary, (b) not wholly owned by the Borrower or one or more Wholly Owned Restricted Subsidiaries of the Borrower, (c) an Immaterial Subsidiary that is designated in writing to the Administrative Agent as such by the Borrower, (d) a FSHCO or Controlled Non-U.S. Subsidiary (or any direct or indirect Subsidiary of a FSHCO or Controlled Non-U.S. Subsidiary), (e) established or created pursuant to clause (14)(g) of the second paragraph of Section 7.05 and meeting the requirements of the proviso thereto; provided that such Subsidiary shall only be an Excluded Subsidiary for the period immediately prior to such acquisition, (f) a Non-U.S. Subsidiary, (g) a Subsidiary that is prohibited by applicable Law from guaranteeing the Facilities, or which would require governmental (including regulatory) consent, approval, license or authorization to provide a guarantee unless, such consent, approval, license or authorization has been received, (h) a Subsidiary that is prohibited from guaranteeing the Facilities by any Contractual Obligation in existence on the Closing Date (but not entered into in contemplation thereof) and is listed on Schedule 1.01(e) hereto and for so long as any such Contractual Obligation exists (or, in the case of any newly-acquired Subsidiary, in existence at the time of acquisition thereof but not entered into in contemplation thereof and for so long as any such Contractual Obligation exists), (i) a Subsidiary with respect to which a guarantee by it of the Facilities would result in material adverse tax consequences to Holdings, the Borrower, or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, as reasonably determined by the Borrower and notified to the Administrative Agent, (j) any Receivables Subsidiary, (k) not-for-profit subsidiaries, (l) Subsidiaries that are special purpose entities, (m) captive insurance subsidiaries and (n) any other Subsidiary with respect to which, in the reasonable judgment of the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, the cost or other consequences (including adverse tax consequences) of guaranteeing the Facilities would be excessive in view of the benefits to be obtained by the Lenders therefrom; provided that if a Subsidiary executes the Subsidiary Guaranty as a “Subsidiary Guarantor,” then it shall not constitute an “Excluded Subsidiary” (unless released from its obligations under the Subsidiary Guaranty as a “Subsidiary Guarantor” in accordance with the terms hereof and thereof); provided, further, that no Subsidiary of the Borrower shall be an Excluded Subsidiary if such Subsidiary is a guarantor with respect to any Refinancing Notes or any Incremental Equivalent Debt, in each case, with an aggregate outstanding principal amount in excess of $40,000,000.
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Excluded Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Guarantor, (a) any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, all or a portion of the Guarantee of such Guarantor of, or the grant by such Guarantor of a security interest to secure, such Swap Obligation (or any Guarantee thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation, or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof) (i) by virtue of such Guarantor’s failure to constitute an “eligible contract participant,” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act and the regulations thereunder (determined after giving effect to any applicable keepwell, support, or other agreement for the benefit of such Guarantor), at the time the guarantee of (or grant of such security interest by, as applicable) such Guarantor becomes or would become effective with respect to such Swap Obligation or (ii) in the case of a Swap Obligation that is subject to a clearing requirement pursuant to section 2(h) of the Commodity Exchange Act, because such Guarantor is a “financial entity,” as defined in section 2(h)(7)(C) the Commodity Exchange Act, at the time the guarantee of (or grant of such security interest by, as applicable) such Guarantor becomes or would become effective with respect to such Swap Obligation or (b) any other Swap Obligation designated as an “Excluded Swap Obligation” of such Guarantor as specified in any agreement between the relevant Loan Parties and Hedge Bank applicable to such Swap Obligation.
Excluded Taxes” means any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to a Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to a Recipient: (a) Taxes imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated), franchise Taxes, and branch profits Taxes, in each case, (i) imposed as a result of such Recipient being organized under the laws of, or having its principal office or, in the case of any Lender, its applicable Lending Office located in, the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (or any political subdivision thereof) or (ii) that are Other Connection Taxes, (b) in the case of a Lender, any U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed pursuant to a Law in effect on the date on which such Lender becomes a party hereto (other than any Lender becoming a party hereto pursuant to a request by any Loan Party under Section 3.08) or changes its Lending Office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 3.01, additional amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable either to such Lender’s assignor immediately before such Lender became a party hereto or to such Lender immediately before it changes its Lending Office, (c) Taxes attributable to such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 3.01(h) and (d) any Taxes imposed under FATCA.
Executive Order” means Executive Order No. 13224 of September 23, 2001, entitled Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism (66 Fed. Reg. 49079 (2001)).
Existing Borrower Credit Agreements” means (a) that certain First Lien Credit Agreement, dated as of August 25, 2017 (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time prior to the Closing Date), by and among the Borrower, certain affiliates of the Borrower party thereto, the lenders party thereto, and Antares Capital LP, as administrative agent and collateral agent and (b) that certain Second Lien Credit Agreement, dated as of August 25, 2017 (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time prior to the Closing Date), by and among the Borrower, certain affiliates of the Borrower party thereto, the lenders party thereto, and Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc., as administrative agent and collateral agent.
Existing Company Credit Agreement” means that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of August 11, 2017 (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time prior to the Closing Date), by and among the Company, the lenders party thereto, and Crescent Direct Lending, LLC, as agent.
Existing Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(a).
Existing Notes” means $100,000,000 in senior subordinated notes of Holdings due 2024 issued on September 21, 2017 pursuant to that certain Senior Subordinated Note Purchase Agreement (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time prior to the Closing Date).
Existing Revolving Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(a).
Existing Revolving Tranche” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(a).
Existing Term Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(a).
Existing Term Tranche” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(a).
Existing Tranche” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(a).
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Extendable Bridge Loans/Interim Debt” means customary “bridge” loans, escrow or other similar arrangements which by their terms will be converted into loans or other Indebtedness that have, or extended such that they have, a maturity date later than the Latest Maturity Date of all Term Loan Tranches then in effect.
Extended Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(a).
Extended Loans Agent” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(a).
Extended Revolving Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(a).
Extended Revolving Tranche” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(a).
Extended Term Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(a).
Extended Term Tranche” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(a).
Extended Tranche” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(a).
Extending Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(b).
Extension” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(b).
Extension Amendment” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(c).
Extension Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(d).
Extension Election” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(b).
Extension Request” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(a).
Extension Request Deadline” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(b).
Facility” means the Term Facilities, the Revolving Credit Facility or the Letter of Credit Sublimit, as the context may require.
Factoring Transaction” means any transaction or series of transactions that may be entered into by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary pursuant to which the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary may sell, convey, assign or otherwise transfer Receivables Assets (which may include a backup or precautionary grant of security interest in such Receivables Assets so sold, conveyed, assigned or otherwise transferred or purported to be so sold, conveyed, assigned or otherwise transferred) to any Person that is not a Restricted Subsidiary; provided that any such person that is a Subsidiary meets the qualifications in clauses (1) through (3) of the definition of “Receivables Subsidiary”.
Failed Auction” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Dutch Auction.”
Fair Market Value” means, with respect to any asset or property, the price that could be negotiated in an arm’s-length, free market transaction, for cash, between a willing seller and a willing and able buyer, neither of whom is under undue pressure or compulsion to complete the transaction (as determined in good faith by the senior management or the Board of Directors of the Borrower, Holdings or any Parent Holding Company, whose determination will be conclusive for all purposes under the Loan Documents).
FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the date of this Agreement (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any current or future Treasury regulations or official administrative interpretations thereof, any agreements entered into pursuant to current Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code (or any amended or successor version described above) and any intergovernmental agreements implementing the foregoing (together with any Laws implementing such agreements).
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Federal Funds Rate” means, for any day, the rate per annum calculated by the NYFRB based on such day’s federal funds transactions by depositary institutions, as determined in such manner as the NYFRB shall set forth on its public website from time to time, and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the NYFRB as the effective federal funds rate, provided that if the Federal Funds Rate as so determined would be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to zero for the purposes of this Agreement.
Financial Covenant” has the meaning specified in Section 7.08.
Financial Covenant Event of Default” has the meaning specified in Section 8.01(b).
First Lien/Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement” means the First Lien/Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement, dated as of the Closing Date, substantially in the form of Exhibit K, or otherwise in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
Fitch” means Fitch Ratings, Inc. or any successor to the rating agency business thereof.
Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio” means, with respect to any Person as of any date, the ratio of (1) Consolidated EBITDA of such Person for the most recently ended Test Period immediately preceding the date on which such calculation of the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio is made, calculated on a Pro Forma Basis for such period to (2) the Fixed Charges of such Person for such period calculated on a Pro Forma Basis. In the event that the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries Incurs or redeems or repays any Indebtedness (other than in the case of revolving credit borrowings or revolving advances under any Qualified Receivables Financing or other receivables financing unless the related commitments have been terminated and such Indebtedness has been permanently repaid and has not been replaced) or issues or redeems Preferred Stock or Disqualified Stock subsequent to the commencement of the period for which the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio is being calculated but prior to, substantially simultaneously with or in connection with, the event for which the calculation of the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio is made, then the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio shall be calculated on a Pro Forma Basis.
Fixed Charges” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the sum of (without duplication):
(c)Consolidated Cash Interest Expense of such Person for such period, and
(d)the product of (a) all cash dividend payments (excluding items eliminated in consolidation) on any series of Preferred Stock or Disqualified Stock of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period and (b) a fraction, the numerator of which is one and the denominator of which is one minus the then current combined federal, state and local statutory tax rate of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries, expressed as a decimal, in each case, on a consolidated basis and in accordance with GAAP.
Fixed GAAP Date” means the Closing Date; provided that at any time and from time to time after the Closing Date, the Borrower may by written notice to the Administrative Agent elect to change the Fixed GAAP Date to be the date specified in such notice, and upon such notice, the Fixed GAAP Date shall be such date for all periods beginning on and after the date specified in such notice.
Fixed GAAP Terms means (a) the definitions of the terms “Capitalized Lease Obligation,” “Consolidated Cash Interest Expense,” “Consolidated Interest Expense,” “Consolidated Current Assets,” “Consolidated Current Liabilities,” “Consolidated Net Income,” “Consolidated Net Tangible Assets,” “Consolidated Total Assets,” “Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio,” “Consolidated Total Net Leverage Ratio,” “Consolidated Senior Secured Net Leverage Ratio,” “Consolidated Funded Indebtedness,” “Consolidated Funded First Lien Indebtedness,” “Consolidated Funded Senior Secured Indebtedness,” “Consolidated EBITDA,” “Fixed Charges,” “Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio,” “Fourth Quarter Consolidated EBITDA” and “Indebtedness,” (b) all defined terms in this Agreement to the extent used in or relating to any of the foregoing definitions, and all ratios and computations based on any of the foregoing definitions, and (c) any other term or provision of this Agreement that, at the Borrower’s election, may be specified by the Borrower by written notice to the Administrative Agent from time to time; provided that the Borrower may elect to remove any term from constituting a Fixed GAAP Term.
Floor” means a rate of interest equal to 0.00%.
Foreign Benefit Event” means, with respect to any Foreign Plan, (a) the existence of unfunded liabilities in excess of the amount permitted under any applicable Law, or in excess of the amount that would be permitted absent a waiver from a Governmental Authority, (b) the failure to make the required contributions or payments, under any applicable Law, on or before the due date for such contributions or payments, (c) the receipt of a notice by a
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Governmental Authority relating to the intention to terminate any such Foreign Plan or to appoint a trustee or similar official to administer any such Foreign Plan, or alleging the insolvency of any such Foreign Plan, (d) the incurrence of any liability by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries under applicable Law on account of the complete or partial termination of such Foreign Plan or the complete or partial withdrawal of any participating employer therein or (e) the occurrence of any transaction that is prohibited under any applicable Law and that would reasonably be expected to result in the incurrence of any liability by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, or the imposition on the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries of, any fine, excise tax or penalty resulting from any noncompliance with any applicable Law.
Foreign Casualty Event” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.05(b)(viii).
Foreign Disposition” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.05(b)(viii).
Foreign Plan” means any pension plan, benefit plan, fund (including any superannuation fund) or other similar program established, maintained or contributed to by a Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries primarily for the benefit of employees employed and residing outside the United States (other than plans, funds or other similar programs that are maintained exclusively by a Governmental Authority), and which plan is not subject to ERISA or the Code.
Four Quarter Consolidated EBITDA” means as of any date of determination with respect to any Test Period, Consolidated EBITDA of the Borrower Parties for such Test Period, in each case on a Pro Forma Basis.
FRB” or “Federal Reserve Board” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States.
Fronting Exposure” means, at any time there is a Defaulting Lender, with respect to an L/C Issuer, such Defaulting Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the outstanding L/C Obligations (other than L/C Obligations as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Non-Defaulting Lenders or Cash Collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof).
FSHCO” means any direct or indirect Subsidiary of the Borrower, substantially all of the assets of which consist of Equity Interests and/or indebtedness in one or more Controlled Non-U.S. Subsidiaries and/or one or more other FSHCOs.
Fund” means any Person (other than a natural person) that is (or will be) engaged in making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its business.
GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (for private companies unless the Administrative Agent receives notice otherwise from the Borrower) as in effect on the Fixed GAAP Date (for purposes of the Fixed GAAP Terms) and as in effect from time to time (for all other purposes of the Agreement), including those set forth in the opinions and pronouncements of the Accounting Principles Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and statements and pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board or in such other statements by such other entity as approved by a significant segment of the accounting profession (but excluding the policies, rules and regulations of the SEC applicable only to public companies); provided that the Borrower may at any time elect by written notice to the Administrative Agent to use IFRS in lieu of GAAP for financial reporting purposes and, upon any such notice, references herein to GAAP shall thereafter be construed to mean (a) for periods beginning on and after the date specified in such notice, IFRS as in effect on the date specified in such notice (for purposes of the Fixed GAAP Terms) and as in effect from time to time (for all other purposes of this Agreement) and (b) for prior periods, GAAP as defined in the first sentence of this definition without giving effect to the proviso thereto. All ratios and computations based on GAAP contained in this Agreement shall be computed in conformity with GAAP.
Governmental Authority” means any nation or government, any state or other political subdivision thereof, any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, administrative tribunal, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government, including any applicable supranational bodies (such as the European Union or the European Central Bank).
Granting Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(g).
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Guarantee” means, as to any Person, without duplication, (a) any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of such Person guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other monetary obligation payable or performable by another Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any Obligation of such Person, direct or indirect, (i) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness or other monetary obligation, (ii) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other monetary obligation of the payment or performance of such Indebtedness or other monetary obligation, (iii) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity or level of income or cash flow of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness or other monetary obligation or (iv) entered into for the purpose of assuring in any other manner the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other monetary obligation of the payment or performance thereof or to protect such obligee against loss in respect thereof (in whole or in part) or (b) any Lien on any assets of such Person securing any Indebtedness or other monetary obligation of any other Person, whether or not such Indebtedness or other monetary obligation is assumed by such Person (or any right, contingent or otherwise, of any holder of such Indebtedness to obtain any such Lien); provided that the term “Guarantee” shall not include endorsements for collection or deposit, in either case in the ordinary course of business, or customary or reasonable indemnity obligations in effect on the Closing Date, or entered into in connection with any acquisition or Disposition of assets permitted under this Agreement (other than such obligations with respect to Indebtedness). The amount of any Guarantee shall be deemed to be an amount equal to the stated or determinable amount of the related primary obligation, or portion thereof, in respect of which such Guarantee is made or, if not stated or determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof as determined by the guaranteeing Person in good faith. The term “Guarantee” as a verb has a corresponding meaning.
Guarantors” means, collectively, Holdings, the Borrower and, as of the Closing Date, the Subsidiaries of the Borrower listed on Schedule 1 and each other Subsidiary of the Borrower that executes and delivers a Guaranty or guaranty supplement pursuant to the Guaranty, Section 6.12 or 6.16, which for the avoidance of doubt, shall include the Co-Borrower (other than with respect to its own obligations) prior to a Borrower Substitution Event, unless any such Subsidiary of the Borrower has ceased to be a Guarantor pursuant to the terms hereof.
Guaranty” means, collectively, the Holdings Guaranty and the Subsidiary Guaranty.
Hazardous Materials” means all explosive or radioactive substances or wastes, contaminants, pollutants and hazardous or toxic substances, materials or wastes, including petroleum or petroleum distillates, asbestos or asbestos-containing materials, toxic mold, polychlorinated biphenyls, radon gas, infectious or medical wastes and all other toxic substances, materials or wastes of any nature regulated pursuant to any Environmental Law.
Hedge Bank” means any Person that (i) at the time it enters into a Swap Contract, is a Lender or an Agent or an Affiliate of a Lender or an Agent, (ii) within 45 days after the time it enters into a Swap Contract, becomes a Lender or an Agent or an Affiliate of a Lender or an Agent, or (iii) with respect to Swap Contracts in effect as of the Closing Date, is, as of the Closing Date or within 45 days after the Closing Date, a Lender or an Agent or an Affiliate of a Lender or an Agent, in each case, in its capacity as a party to such Swap Contract.
Holdings” means (i) on or after the Closing Date, the entity specified in the preamble to this Agreement or (ii) after the Closing Date, including as a result of a Borrower Substitution Event, any other Person or Persons (“New Holdings”) that is a Subsidiary of (or are Subsidiaries of) Holdings or of any direct or indirect parent of Holdings (or the previous New Holdings, as the case may be) (“Previous Holdings”); provided that (a) New Holdings shall directly own 100% of the Equity Interests of the Borrower, (b) Previous Holdings shall assign to New Holdings, and New Holdings shall expressly assume, all the obligations of Previous Holdings under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents pursuant to a supplement hereto or thereto in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, (c) if reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, a customary opinion of counsel covering matters reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent shall be delivered on behalf of the Borrower to the Administrative Agent, (d) (i) all Capital Stock of the Borrower and substantially all of the other assets of Previous Holdings shall be contributed or otherwise transferred, directly or indirectly, to New Holdings and pledged to secure the Obligations and (ii) all Capital Stock and substantially all other assets of the Borrower and the Subsidiary Guarantors (including all assets owned by Subsidiary Guarantors that constituted or would have constituted Collateral prior to such substitution shall remain Collateral and shall remain subject to Liens thereon securing the Obligations that are valid and enforceable to the same extent as such Liens were valid and enforceable prior to such substitution, (e) (i) no Event of Default shall occur and be continuing at the time of such substitution and such substitution shall not result in any Event of Default and (ii) such substitution shall not result in any material adverse tax consequences in the aggregate, to the Lenders or, individually, to the Administrative Agent, as reasonably determined by the Co-Borrower, (f) the Administrative Agent shall have received at least ten (10) Business Days’ prior written notice (or such shorter period as the Administrative Agent may agree in its reasonable discretion) of the proposed transaction and Previous Holdings,
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New Holdings and the Borrower shall promptly and in any event at least three (3) Business Days’ prior to the consummation of the transaction provide all information any Lender or any Agent may reasonably request to satisfy its “know your customer” and other similar requirements necessary for such Person to comply with its internal compliance and regulatory requirements with respect to the proposed successor New Holdings, (g) New Holdings shall be an entity organized or existing under the laws of (i) the United States, any state thereof or the District of Columbia, (ii) the Cayman Islands, (iii) Bermuda, (iv) Luxembourg, (v) the Netherlands, (vi) England and Wales or (vii) any other jurisdiction permitted by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion, (h) if reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, (i) the Loan Parties shall execute and deliver amendments, supplements and other modifications to all Loan Documents, instruments and agreements executed in connection therewith necessary to perfect and protect the liens and security interests in the Collateral of New Holdings, in each case in form and substance substantially consistent with the instruments and agreements previously delivered in respect thereof or reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; provided that, with the consent of the Administrative Agent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned, delayed or denied), such amendments, supplements, modifications, instruments and/or agreements may be executed and delivered following such substitution and shall not constitute a condition to the effectiveness of New Holdings’ substitution for Previous Holdings and (ii) the Loan Parties shall execute and deliver any documentation reasonably necessary to comply with the local law requirements of the applicable jurisdiction and (i) the Borrower shall deliver a certificate of a Responsible Officer with respect to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in clauses (a), (d), (e) and (g) of this definition; provided, further, that if each of the foregoing is satisfied, Previous Holdings shall be automatically released of all its obligations as “Holdings” under the Loan Documents and any reference to “Holdings” in the Loan Documents shall refer to New Holdings.
Holdings Guaranty” means the Holdings Guaranty made by Holdings in favor of the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Secured Parties, substantially in the form of Exhibit E-1.
Honor Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(d)(i).
IFRS” means the International Financial Reporting Standards as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board.
Immaterial Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary of the Borrower that, as of the date of the most recent financial statements required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or (b), does not have (a) assets (when combined with the assets of all other Immaterial Subsidiaries, after eliminating intercompany obligations) in excess of 5.0% of Consolidated Net Tangible Assets or (b) Consolidated EBITDA (when combined with the Consolidated EBITDA of all other Immaterial Subsidiaries, after eliminating intercompany obligations) for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters ending on such date in excess of 5.0% of the Consolidated EBITDA of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries for such period; provided that, (x) at all times prior to the first delivery of financial statements pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or (b), this definition shall be applied based on the financial information set forth in the confidential information memorandum and the lender presentation dated January 16, 2019 and (y) any Subsidiary existing on the Closing Date that (1) is not a Guarantor on the Closing Date or (2) is not required to become a Guarantor pursuant to the requirements of Section 6.16, shall not, in each case, be deemed to be an “Immaterial Subsidiary” for purposes of the definition of “Excluded Subsidiary” and the requirements of Section 6.12.
Increase Effective Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(c).
Incremental Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).
Incremental Arranger” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).
Incremental Equivalent Debt” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(a).
Incremental Equivalent Debt Arranger” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(a).
Incremental Equivalent Debt Documents” means, collectively, the indentures, credit agreements, facilities agreements or other similar agreements pursuant to which any Incremental Equivalent Debt is incurred, together with all instruments and other agreements in connection therewith, as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time in accordance with the terms thereof, but only to the extent permitted under the terms of the Loan Documents.
Incremental Revolving Credit Commitment Increase Lenders” has the meaning assigned to such term in the recitals to Amendment No. 2.
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Incremental Revolving Credit Increase Commitment” has the meaning assigned to such term in the recitals to Amendment No. 2.
Incur” or “incur” means, with respect to any Indebtedness, Capital Stock or Lien, to issue, assume, guarantee, incur or otherwise become liable for such Indebtedness, Capital Stock or Lien, as applicable; provided that any Indebtedness, Capital Stock or Lien of a Person existing at the time such Person becomes a Subsidiary (whether by merger, amalgamation, consolidation, acquisition or otherwise) shall be deemed to be Incurred by such Person at the time it becomes a Subsidiary.
Indebtedness” means, with respect to any Person, without duplication:
(a)the principal of any indebtedness of such Person, whether or not contingent, (i) in respect of borrowed money, (ii) evidenced by bonds, notes, debentures or similar instruments or letters of credit or bankers’ acceptances (or, without duplication, reimbursement agreements in respect thereof), (iii) representing the deferred and unpaid purchase price of any property, (iv) in respect of Capitalized Lease Obligations or (v) representing any Swap Contracts, in each case, if and to the extent that any of the foregoing Indebtedness (other than letters of credit and Swap Contracts) would appear as a liability on a balance sheet (excluding the footnotes thereto) of such Person prepared in accordance with GAAP;
(b)to the extent not otherwise included, any guarantee by such Person of the Indebtedness of another Person (other than by endorsement of negotiable instruments for collection in the ordinary course of business); and
(c)to the extent not otherwise included, Indebtedness of another Person secured by a Lien on any asset owned by such Person (whether or not such Indebtedness is assumed by such Person); provided, however, that the amount of such Indebtedness will be the lesser of: (a) the Fair Market Value of such asset on the date such Indebtedness was Incurred or, at the option of such Person at such date of determination, and (b) the amount of such Indebtedness of such other Person.
The term “Indebtedness” (x) shall not include any lease, concession or license of property (or guarantee thereof) that would be considered an operating lease under GAAP as in effect on the Closing Date in accordance with Fixed GAAP Terms, (y) shall not include any prepayments of deposits received from clients or customers in the ordinary course of business or consistent with past practices, or obligations under any license, permit or other approval (or guarantees given in respect of such obligations) Incurred prior to the Closing Date or in the ordinary course of business or consistent with past practices and (z) shall not include Indebtedness of Holdings or any Parent Holding Company appearing on the balance sheet of the Borrower solely by reason of push-down accounting.
Notwithstanding the above provisions, in no event shall the following constitute Indebtedness:
(i) Contingent Obligations Incurred in the ordinary course of business or consistent with past practices;
(ii) obligations under or in respect of Receivables Financings;
(iii) any balance that constitutes a trade payable, accrued expense or similar obligation to a trade creditor, in each case Incurred in the ordinary course of business;
(iv) intercompany liabilities that would be eliminated on the consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries;
(v) prepaid or deferred revenue arising in the ordinary course of business;
(vi) Cash Management Services;
(vii) in connection with the purchase by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary of any business, any post-closing payment adjustments to which the seller may become entitled to the extent such payment is determined by a final closing balance sheet or such payment depends on the performance of such business after the closing; provided, however, that, at the time of closing, the amount of any such payment is not determinable and, to the extent such payment thereafter becomes fixed and determined, the amount is paid in a timely manner;
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(viii) obligations, to the extent such obligations would otherwise constitute Indebtedness, under any agreement that has been defeased or satisfied and discharged pursuant to the terms of such agreement;
(ix) for the avoidance of doubt, any obligations in respect of workers’ compensation claims, early retirement or termination obligations, deferred compensatory or employee or director equity plans, pension fund obligations or contributions or similar claims, obligations or contributions or social security or wage taxes;
(x) Capital Stock (other than Disqualified Stock of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries and Preferred Stock of a Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party); or
(xi) indebtedness that constitutes “Indebtedness” merely by virtue of a pledge of an Investment (without any accompanying guaranty) in an Unrestricted Subsidiary.
Indemnified Liabilities” has the meaning specified in Section 10.05.
Indemnified Taxes” means (a) all Taxes, other than Excluded Taxes, imposed on or with respect to any payment made by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party under any Loan Document and (b) to the extent not otherwise described in (a), all Other Taxes.
Indemnitees” has the meaning specified in Section 10.05.
Independent Financial Advisor” means an accounting, appraisal or investment banking firm or consultant, in each case of nationally recognized standing that is, in the good faith determination of the Borrower, qualified to perform the task for which it has been engaged.
Information” has the meaning specified in Section 10.08.
Initial Public Company Costs” means, as to any Person, costs relating to compliance with the provisions of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act (or similar regulations applicable in other listing jurisdictions), as applicable to companies with equity securities held by the public, costs associated with, or in anticipation of, or preparation for, compliance with the requirements of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 (or similar non-U.S. regulations) and the rules and regulations promulgated in connection therewith (or similar regulations applicable in other listing jurisdictions), the rules of national securities exchange companies with listed equity, directors’ compensation, fees and expense reimbursement, costs relating to investor relations, shareholder meetings and reports to shareholders, directors’ and officers’ insurance and other executive costs, legal and other professional fees, and listing fees, in each case to the extent arising solely by virtue of the initial listing of such Person’s equity securities on a national securities exchange (or similar non-U.S. exchange); provided that any such costs arising from the costs described above in respect of the ongoing operation of such Person as a listed equity or its listed debt securities following the initial listing of such Person’s equity securities or debt securities, respectively, on a national securities exchange (or similar non-U.S. exchange) shall not constitute Initial Public Company Costs.
Initial Term Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of simultaneous Initial Term Loans of the same Type and, in the case of SOFR Loans, having the same Interest Period made by each of the Initial Term Lenders pursuant to Section 2.01(a), in each case, on the Closing Date.
Initial Term Commitment” means, as to each Initial Term Lender, its obligation to make Initial Term Loans to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.01(a) in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Initial Term Lender’s name on Schedule 2.01 under the caption “Initial Term Commitment” as such amount may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with this Agreement. As of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, the aggregate amount of the Initial Term Commitments is $400,000,000.
Initial Term Lender” means (a) at any time on or prior to the Closing Date, any Lender that has an Initial Term Commitment at such time and (b) at any time after the Closing Date, any Lender that holds Initial Term Loans at such time.
Initial Term Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.01(a).
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Intellectual Property Security Agreement” means, collectively, the intellectual property security agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit B to the Security Agreement, dated the date of this Agreement, together with each other intellectual property security agreement or Intellectual Property Security Agreement Supplement executed and delivered pursuant to Section 6.12, Section 6.14 or Section 6.16.
Intellectual Property Security Agreement Supplement” means, collectively, any intellectual property security agreement supplement entered into in connection with, and pursuant to the terms of, any Intellectual Property Security Agreement.
Intercompany Subordination Agreement” means an intercompany subordination agreement, in substantially the form of Exhibit H hereto, or otherwise in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
Interest Payment Date” means, (a) as to any SOFR Loan, the last day of each Interest Period therefor and, in the case of any Interest Period of more than three months’ duration, each day prior to the last day of such Interest Period that occurs at three month intervals after the first day of such Interest Period, and the Maturity Date; and (b) as to any Base Rate Loan, the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December, and the Maturity Date of the Facility under which such Loan was made, commencing March 31, 2019.
Interest Period” means, as to any SOFR Borrowing, the period commencing on the date of such SOFR Borrowing and ending on the numerically corresponding day in the calendar month that is one (1), three (3) or six (6) months thereafter or, to the extent consented to by all Appropriate Lenders, twelve (12) months thereafter (or such shorter period as may be agreed to by all Lenders of the applicable Tranche) (in each case, subject to the availability thereof) as the Borrower may elect, as selected by the Borrower in a Committed Loan Notice; provided that:
(a)if any Interest Period would end on a day other than a Business Day, such Interest Period shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day unless such next succeeding Business Day would fall in the next calendar month, in which case such Interest Period shall end on the next preceding Business Day;
(b)any Interest Period that begins on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the last calendar month of such Interest Period) shall end on the last Business Day of the last calendar month of such Interest Period;
(c)no Interest Period shall extend beyond the scheduled Maturity Date of the Facility under which such Loan was made; and
(d)no tenor that has been removed from this definition pursuant to Section 3.09(d) shall be available for specification in such Committed Loan Notice unless and until such tenor is reinstated pursuant to Section 3.09(d). For purposes hereof, the date of a Loan or Borrowing initially shall be the date on which such Loan or Borrowing is made and thereafter shall be the effective date of the most recent conversion or continuation of such Loan or Borrowing.
Investment” means, with respect to any Person, (i) all investments by such Person in other Persons (including Affiliates) in the form of (a) loans (including guarantees of Indebtedness), (b) advances or capital contributions (excluding accounts receivable, credit card and debit card receivables, trade credit and advances or other payments made to customers, dealers, suppliers and distributors and payroll, commission, travel and similar advances to officers, directors, managers, employees consultants and independent contractors made in the ordinary course of business), and (c) purchases or other acquisitions for consideration of Indebtedness, Equity Interests or other securities issued by any such other Person and (ii) investments that are required by GAAP to be classified on the balance sheet of the Borrower in the same manner as the other investments included in clause (i) of this definition to the extent such transactions involve the transfer of cash or other property; provided that Investments shall not include, in the case of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, intercompany loans, advances, or Indebtedness having a term not exceeding 364 days (inclusive of any roll-over or extensions of terms) and made in the ordinary course of business. If the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary sells or otherwise disposes of any Equity Interests of any Restricted Subsidiary, or any Restricted Subsidiary issues any Equity Interests, in either case, such that, after giving effect to any such sale or disposition, such Person is no longer a Subsidiary of the Borrower, the Borrower shall be deemed to have made an Investment on the date of any such sale or other disposition equal to the Fair Market Value of the Equity Interests of and all other Investments in such Restricted Subsidiary retained. In no event shall a guarantee of an operating lease of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary be deemed an Investment. For purposes of the definition of “Unrestricted Subsidiary” and Section 7.05:
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(a)“Investments” shall include the portion (proportionate to the Borrower’s equity interest in such Subsidiary) of the Fair Market Value of the net assets of a Subsidiary of the Borrower at the time that such Subsidiary is designated an Unrestricted Subsidiary; provided, however, that upon a redesignation of such Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary, the Borrower shall be deemed to continue to have a permanent “Investment” in an Unrestricted Subsidiary in an amount (if positive) equal to:
(i) the Borrower’s “Investment” in such Subsidiary at the time of such redesignation less
(ii) the portion (proportionate to the Borrower’s equity interest in such Subsidiary) of the Fair Market Value of the net assets of such Subsidiary at the time of such redesignation; and
(b)any property transferred to or from an Unrestricted Subsidiary shall be valued at its Fair Market Value at the time of such transfer.
The amount of any Investment outstanding at any time (including for purposes of calculating the amount of any Investment outstanding at any time under any provision of Section 7.05 and otherwise determining compliance with such covenant) shall be the original cost of such Investment (determined, in the case of any Investment made with assets of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, based on the Fair Market Value of the assets invested and without taking into account subsequent increases or decreases in value), reduced by any dividend, distribution, interest payment, return of capital, repayment or other amount received in cash by the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary in respect of such Investment and shall be net of any Investment by such Person in the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary.
Investment Grade Rating” means a rating equal to or higher than Baa3 (or the equivalent) by Moody’s and BBB- (or the equivalent) by S&P, or an equivalent rating by any other Rating Agency.
Investment Grade Securities” means:
(c)securities issued or directly guaranteed or insured by the U.S. government or any agency or instrumentality thereof (other than Cash Equivalents),
(d)securities that have an Investment Grade Rating, but excluding any debt securities or instruments constituting loans or advances among the Borrower and its Subsidiaries,
(e)investments in any fund that invests at least 95.0% of its assets in investments of the type described in clauses (1) and (2) above and clause (4) below which fund may also hold immaterial amounts of cash pending investment and/or distribution, and
(f)corresponding instruments in countries other than the United States customarily utilized for high quality investments and in each case with maturities not exceeding two years from the date of acquisition.
IP Rights” has the meaning specified in Section 5.16.
IRS” means the United States Internal Revenue Service.
ISDA” has the meaning specified in Section 3.04(b)(i)(C).
ISDA Definitions” means the 2006 ISDA Definitions published by ISDA or any successor thereto, as amended or supplemented from time to time, or any successor definitional booklet for interest rate derivatives published from time to time by ISDA or such successor thereto.
ISP” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the “International Standby Practices 1998” published by the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice, Inc. (or such later version thereof as may be in effect at the time of issuance and to which such Letter of Credit is subject).
Issuer Documents” means with respect to any Letter of Credit, the Letter of Credit Application, and any other document, agreement and instrument entered into by the applicable L/C Issuer and the Borrower (or, if applicable, a Restricted Subsidiary) or in favor of such L/C Issuer and relating to such Letter of Credit.
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Joint Venture” means any joint venture or similar arrangement (in each case, regardless of legal formation), including but not limited to collaboration arrangements, profit sharing arrangements or other contractual arrangements.
Judgment Currency” has the meaning specified in Section 10.23.
Junior Financing” has the meaning specified in Section 7.05.
Junior Financing Documentation” means any documentation governing any Junior Financing.
JV Distribution” means, at any time, 50% of the aggregate amount of all cash dividends or distributions received by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries as a return on an Investment in a Permitted Joint Venture during the period from the Closing Date through the end of the fiscal quarter most recently ended immediately prior to such date for which financial statements are internally available; provided that the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries are not required to reinvest such dividends or distributions in the Permitted Joint Venture.
Latest Maturity Date” means, at any date of determination, the latest maturity or expiration date applicable to any Term Loan Tranche or Revolving Tranche at such time under this Agreement, in each case as extended in accordance with this Agreement from time to time.
Laws” means, collectively, all applicable international, foreign, federal, state and local statutes, treaties, rules, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, codes and administrative or judicial precedents or authorities, including the interpretation or administration thereof by any Governmental Authority charged with the enforcement, interpretation or administration thereof, and all applicable administrative orders, directed duties, requests, licenses, authorizations and permits of, and agreements with, any Governmental Authority.
L/C Advance” means, with respect to each Revolving Credit Lender, such Lender’s funding of its participation in any L/C Borrowing in accordance with its applicable Pro Rata Share.
L/C Borrowing” means an extension of credit resulting from a drawing under any Letter of Credit which has not been reimbursed by the Borrower on the date required under Section 2.03(d)(i) or refinanced as a Revolving Credit Borrowing.
L/C Credit Extension” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the issuance thereof or extension of the expiry date thereof, or the renewal or increase of the amount thereof.
L/C Issuer” means (a) each of Morgan Stanley and Barclays Bank PLC, each in their capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder (it being understood that none of the L/C Issuers identified in this clause (a) shall be obligated to issue any letters of credit hereunder other than standby letters of credit), and (b) any other Lender reasonably acceptable to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned) that agrees to issue Letters of Credit pursuant hereto, in each case in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, or any successor issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, and in each case, applicable Affiliates; provided that any Revolving Lender may provide bank guarantees, bond agreements and other such arrangements under this Agreement, in each case, as agreed in such Revolving Lender’s sole discretion.
L/C Obligations” means, as at any date of determination, the aggregate amount available to be drawn under all outstanding Letters of Credit plus the aggregate of all Unreimbursed Amounts, including all L/C Borrowings. For purposes of computing the amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.09. For all purposes of this Agreement, if on any date of determination a Letter of Credit has expired by its terms but (a) any amount may still be drawn thereunder by reason of the operation of Rule 3.13 or Rule 3.14 of the ISP, such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be “outstanding” in the amount so remaining available to be drawn, or (b) any drawing was made thereunder on or before the last day permitted thereunder and such drawing has not been honored or refused by the applicable L/C Issuer, such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be “outstanding” in the amount of such drawing.
Legal Reservations” means:
(a)the principle that equitable remedies may be granted or refused at the discretion of a court, the limitation of enforcement by laws relating to insolvency, bankruptcy, liquidation, judicial management, reorganization, court schemes, moratoria, administration and other laws generally affecting the rights of creditors and similar principles or limitations under the laws of any applicable jurisdiction;
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(b)the time barring of claims under applicable limitation laws, the possibility that an undertaking to assume liability for or indemnify a person against non-payment of stamp duty may be void and defenses of set-off or counterclaim and similar principles or limitations under the laws of any applicable jurisdiction;
(c)any general principles, reservations or qualifications, in each case as to matters of law as set out in any legal opinion delivered to the Administrative Agent in connection with any provision of any Loan Document;
(d)the principle that any additional interest imposed under any relevant agreement may be held to be unenforceable on the grounds that it is a penalty and thus void;
(e)the principle that in certain circumstances security granted by way of fixed charge may be characterized as a floating charge or that security purported to be constituted by way of an assignment may be recharacterized as a charge;
(f)the principle that a court may not give effect to an indemnity for legal costs incurred by an unsuccessful litigant;
(g)the principle that the creation or purported creation of security over any contract or agreement which is subject to a prohibition against transfer, assignment or charging may be void, ineffective or invalid and may give rise to a breach entitling the contracting party to terminate or take any other action in relation to such contract or agreement;
(h)provisions of a contract being invalid or unenforceable for reasons of oppression or undue influence; and
(i)similar principles, rights and defenses under the laws of any relevant jurisdiction.
Lender” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph to this Agreement and, as the context requires, includes each L/C Issuer.
Lending Office” means, as to any Lender, the office or offices or branch of such Lender or any of its Affiliates described as such in such Lender’s Administrative Questionnaire, or such other office or offices or as a Lender or any of its Affiliates may from time to time notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.
Letter of Credit” means any letter of credit issued, renewed, extended or amended hereunder. A Letter of Credit may be a commercial letter of credit or a standby letter of credit.
Letter of Credit Application” means an application and agreement for the issuance or amendment of a Letter of Credit in the form from time to time in use by the applicable L/C Issuer, together with a request for L/C Credit Extension, substantially in the form of Exhibit A-2 hereto.
Letter of Credit Expiration Date” means, subject to Section 2.03(a)(ii)(C), the day that is five (5) Business Days prior to the scheduled Maturity Date then in effect for the Revolving Credit Facility (or, if such day is not a Business Day, the next preceding Business Day).
Letter of Credit Sublimit” means an amount equal to $10,000,000. The Letter of Credit Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Revolving Credit Facility.
Lien” means, with respect to any asset, any mortgage, lien, pledge, hypothecation, charge, security interest, preference, priority or encumbrance of any kind in respect of such asset, whether or not filed, recorded or otherwise perfected under applicable law (including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement, any lease in the nature thereof, any option or other agreement to sell or give a security interest in and any filing of or agreement to give any financing statement under the Uniform Commercial Code (or equivalent or similar statutes) of any jurisdiction); provided that in no event shall an operating lease or an agreement to sell be deemed to constitute a Lien.
LLC Agreement” means that certain fourth amended and restated limited liability company agreement, dated on or about the Closing Date, among DiscoverOrg Holdings, LLC and the Members (as defined therein), as the same may be amended, restated, modified or supplemented from time to time.
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Loan” means an extension of credit by a Lender to the Borrower or the Co-Borrower under Article II in the form of a Term Loan, an Extended Term Loan, a Revolving Credit Loan, an Extended Revolving Commitment or a Specified Refinancing Revolving Loan.
Loan Documents” means, collectively, (i) this Agreement, (ii) the Notes, (iii) the Guaranty, (iv) the Collateral Documents, (v) the Intercompany Subordination Agreement, (vi) the First Lien/Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement and any other intercreditor agreement required to be entered into pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, (vii) the Agency Fee Letter, (viii) any agreement creating or perfecting rights in Cash Collateral pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.16 of this Agreement, (ix) any Refinancing Amendment, (x) Amendment No. 1, (xi) Amendment No. 2 and (xii) Amendment No. 3.
Loan Parties” means, collectively, Holdings, the Borrower, the Co-Borrower and each other Guarantor.
London Banking Day” means any day on which dealings in Dollar deposits are conducted by and between banks in the London interbank market.
Majority Lenders” of any Tranche means those Non-Defaulting Lenders which would constitute the Required Lenders under, and as defined in, this Agreement if all outstanding Obligations of the other Tranches under this Agreement were repaid in full and all Commitments with respect thereto were terminated.
Management Agreements” means those certain services agreements or monitoring agreements between the Borrower or any of its Affiliates, on the one hand, and the Sponsors, on the other hand, entered into after the Closing Date to the extent such services agreements or monitoring agreements would not result in the payment of management, monitoring, advisory or similar fees in an amount per annum reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and disclosed to the Administrative Agent in advance of the entry into such agreements, in each case as the same may be amended, restated, modified or replaced, from time to time, so long as no such amendment, modification or replacement is not more disadvantageous to the Lenders in any material respect than any initial applicable services agreement or monitoring agreement disclosed to the Administrative Agent.
Margin Stock” has the meaning assigned to such term in Regulation U of the FRB as from time to time in effect.
Market Capitalization” means an amount equal to (i) the total number of issued and outstanding shares of Equity Interests of the Borrower (or any successor entity) or any direct or indirect parent of the Borrower on the date of the declaration or making of the relevant Restricted Payment multiplied by (ii) the arithmetic mean of the closing prices per share of such Equity Interests for the 30 consecutive trading days immediately preceding the date of declaration or making of such Restricted Payment.
Material Adverse Effect” means (a) a material adverse effect on the business, assets, property, liabilities (actual or contingent), financial condition or results of operations of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, (b) a material adverse effect on the ability of the Loan Parties (taken as a whole) to perform their respective obligations under the Loan Documents or (c) a material adverse effect on the rights or remedies of the Agents or the Lenders under the Loan Documents (taken as a whole).
Material Real Property” means (i) with respect to any parcel of real property owned in fee by a Loan Party and located in the United States on the Closing Date, the real property described on Schedule 5.08 and (ii) with respect to any parcel of real property acquired by a Loan Party after the Closing Date, any parcel of real property (other than (x) a parcel with a Fair Market Value of less than $7,500,000 or (y) a parcel constituting Excluded Property) owned in fee by a Loan Party and located in the United States; provided, however, that one or more parcels owned in fee by a Loan Party and located adjacent to, contiguous with, or in close proximity to, and comprising one property with a common street address, may, in the reasonable discretion of the Administrative Agent, be deemed to be one parcel for the purposes of this definition.
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Maturity Date” means: (a) with respect to the 2023 Extended Revolving Credit Facility, the earlier of (i) the fifth anniversary of the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date (which, for the avoidance of doubt, shall be February 28, 2028) and (ii) the date of termination in whole of the 2023 Extended Revolving Credit Commitments pursuant to Section 2.06(a) or 8.02; (b) with respect to the 2023 Non-Extended Revolving Credit Facility, the earlier of (i) the date that is 91 days prior to the seventh anniversary of the Closing Date (which, for the avoidance of doubt, shall be November 2, 2025) and (ii) the date of termination in whole of the 2023 Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments pursuant to Section 2.06(a) or 8.02; and (c) with respect to the Term Loans, the earliest of (i) the seventh anniversary of the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date (which, for the avoidance of doubt, shall be February 28, 2030, (ii) the date of termination in whole of the Term Commitments pursuant to Section 2.06(a) prior to any Term Borrowing and (iii) the date that the Term Loans are declared due and payable pursuant to Section 8.02; provided that the reference to Maturity Date with respect to (i) Term Loans and Revolving Credit Commitments that are the subject of an Extension pursuant to Section 2.19 and (ii) Term Loans and Revolving Credit Commitments that are incurred pursuant to Section 2.14 or 2.18 shall, in each case, be the final maturity date as specified in the loan modification documentation, incremental documentation, or specified refinancing documentation, as applicable thereto.
Maximum Leverage Requirement” means, with respect to any request made in reliance on this definition under Article II for an increase in any Revolving Tranche or any Term Loan Tranche, for a New Revolving Facility, for a New Term Facility or for the incurrence of Incremental Equivalent Debt, the requirement that, on a Pro Forma Basis, after giving effect to the incurrence of any such increase, such new Facility or such Incremental Equivalent Debt (and, in each case, after giving effect to any acquisition consummated concurrently therewith and all other appropriate pro forma adjustment events and calculated as if any increase in any Revolving Tranche or any New Revolving Facility were fully drawn on the effective date thereof but without giving effect to the cash proceeds of such Indebtedness then being incurred), (a) for any such Indebtedness that is secured by the Collateral on a pari passu basis with the applicable Term Loans, the Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio for such Test Period, in each case on a Pro Forma Basis, does not exceed 4.90:1.00; (b) for any such Indebtedness that is secured by the Collateral on a pari passu or junior basis to the Second Lien Loans, the Consolidated Senior Secured Net Leverage Ratio for such Test Period, in each case on a Pro Forma Basis, does not exceed 7.00:1.00; and (c) for any such Indebtedness that is unsecured or subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations, the Consolidated Total Net Leverage Ratio for such Test Period, in each case on a Pro Forma Basis, does not exceed 7.00:1.00.
Maximum Rate” has the meaning specified in Section 10.10.
MFN Provision” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(f).
Minimum Extension Condition” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(g).
Minimum Tender Condition” has the meaning specified in Section 2.20(b).
Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. or any successor to the rating agency business thereof.
Morgan Stanley” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph to this Agreement.
Mortgage” means, collectively, the deeds of trust, trust deeds and mortgages in respect of Mortgaged Properties made by the Loan Parties in favor or for the benefit of the Collateral Agent on behalf of the Lenders in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, in each case as the same may be amended, amended and restated, extended, supplemented, substituted or otherwise modified from time to time.
Mortgaged Properties” means the parcels of real property identified on Schedule 5.08 and any other Material Real Property with respect to which a Mortgage is required pursuant to Section 6.12.
Multiemployer Plan” means a “multiemployer plan” as defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA, to which any Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate makes or is obligated to make contributions.
Natural Person” means (a) any natural person or (b) a holding company, investment vehicle or trust for, or owned and operated for the primary benefit of a natural person.
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Net Cash Proceeds” means:
(a)with respect to the Disposition of any asset by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries (other than any Disposition of any Receivables Assets in a Qualified Receivables Factoring or Qualified Receivables Financing) or any Casualty Event, the excess, if any, of (i) the sum of cash and Cash Equivalents received in connection with such Disposition or Casualty Event (including any cash or Cash Equivalents received by way of deferred payment pursuant to, or by monetization of, a note receivable or otherwise, but only as and when so received and, with respect to any Casualty Event, any insurance proceeds or condemnation awards in respect of such Casualty Event received by or paid to or for the account of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries and including any proceeds received as a result of unwinding any related Swap Contract in connection with any related transaction) over (ii) the sum of:
(1)the principal amount of any Indebtedness that is secured by a Lien on the asset subject to such Disposition or Casualty Event and that is repaid in connection with such Disposition or Casualty Event (other than (x) Indebtedness under the Loan Documents and (y), if such asset constitutes Collateral, any Indebtedness secured by such asset with a Lien ranking pari passu with or junior to the Lien securing the Obligations, together with any applicable premiums, penalties, interest or breakage costs),
(2)the fees and out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary in connection with such Disposition or Casualty Event (including attorneys’ fees, accountants’ fees, investment banking fees, survey costs, title insurance premiums, and related search and recording charges, transfer taxes, deed or mortgage recording taxes, other customary expenses and brokerage, consultant and other customary fees actually incurred in connection therewith),
(3)all taxes paid or reasonably estimated to be payable in connection with such Disposition or Casualty Event (or any tax distribution made as a result of or in connection with such Disposition or Casualty Event) and any repatriation costs associated with receipt or distribution by the applicable taxpayer of such proceeds,
(4)any costs associated with unwinding any related Swap Contract in connection with such transaction,
(5)any reserve for adjustment in respect of (x) the sale price of the property that is the subject of such Disposition established in accordance with GAAP and (y) any liabilities associated with such property and retained by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries after such Disposition, including pension and other post-employment benefit liabilities and liabilities related to environmental matters or against any indemnification obligations associated with such transaction, and it being understood that “Net Cash Proceeds” shall include, without limitation, any cash or Cash Equivalents (i) received upon the Disposition of any non-cash consideration received by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in any such Disposition and (ii) upon the reversal (without the satisfaction of any applicable liabilities in cash in a corresponding amount) of any reserve described in this clause (E),
(6)in the case of any Disposition or Casualty Event by a Restricted Subsidiary that is a joint venture or other non-Wholly Owned Restricted Subsidiary, the pro rata portion of the Net Cash Proceeds thereof (calculated without regard to this clause (F)) attributable to the minority interests and not available for distribution to or for the account of Holdings or a Wholly Owned Restricted Subsidiary as a result thereof; and
(7)any amounts used to repay or return any customer deposits required to be repaid or returned as a result of any Disposition or Casualty Event; and
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(b)with respect to the incurrence or issuance of any Indebtedness by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, the excess, if any, of (i) the sum of the cash received in connection with such incurrence or issuance and in connection with unwinding any related Swap Contract in connection therewith over (ii) the investment banking fees, underwriting discounts and commissions, premiums, expenses, accrued interest and fees related thereto, taxes reasonably estimated to be payable and other out-of-pocket expenses and other customary expenses, incurred by the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary in connection with such incurrence or issuance and any costs associated with unwinding any related Swap Contract in connection therewith and, in the case of Indebtedness of any Non-U.S. Subsidiary, deductions in respect of withholding taxes that are or would otherwise be payable in cash if such funds were repatriated to the United States.
New Loan Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).
New Revolving Commitment” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).
New Revolving Facility” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).
New Revolving Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).
New Term Commitment” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).
New Term Facility” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).
New Term Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).
Non-Consenting Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 3.08(c).
Non-Defaulting Lender” means any Lender other than a Defaulting Lender.
Non-Extending Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(e).
Non-Guarantor Subsidiary” means any Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower that is not a Guarantor.
Non-Loan Party” means any Subsidiary of the Borrower that is not a Loan Party.
Non-U.S. Lender” means a lender that is not a U.S. Person.
Non-U.S. Subsidiary” means any direct or indirect Subsidiary of the Borrower that is not a U.S. Subsidiary.
Note” means a Term Note or a Revolving Credit Note, as the context may require.
Notes” has the meaning assigned to such term in the recitals to Amendment No. 2.
Notes Indenture” has the meaning assigned to such term in the recitals to Amendment No. 2.
NPL” means the National Priorities List under CERCLA.
NYFRB” means the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
NYFRB’s Website” means the website of the NYFRB at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source.
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Obligations” means all advances to, and debts, liabilities, obligations, covenants and duties of, the applicable Loan Party arising under any Loan Document or otherwise with respect to any Loan, Letter of Credit, Secured Cash Management Agreement or Secured Hedge Agreement, in each case whether direct or indirect (including those acquired by assumption), absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising and including interest and fees that accrue after the commencement by or against the applicable Loan Party of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Laws naming such Person as the debtor in such proceeding, regardless of whether such interest and fees are allowed claims in such proceeding; provided that (a) obligations of the applicable Loan Party under any Secured Cash Management Agreement or Secured Hedge Agreement shall be secured and guaranteed pursuant to the Collateral Documents only to the extent that, and for so long as, the other Obligations are so secured and guaranteed, (b) any release of Collateral or Guarantors effected in the manner permitted by this Agreement shall not require the consent of holders of obligations under Secured Hedge Agreements or Secured Cash Management Agreements and (c) the Obligations with respect to any Guarantor shall not include Excluded Swap Obligations of such Guarantor. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Obligations of the Loan Parties under the Loan Documents include (a) the obligation to pay principal, interest, Letter of Credit commissions, charges, expenses, fees, indemnities and other amounts payable by the applicable Loan Party under any Loan Document and (b) the obligation of the applicable Loan Party to reimburse any amount in respect of any of the foregoing pursuant to Section 10.04.
OFAC” shall have the meaning specified in the definition of Sanctions Laws and Regulations.
OID” means original issue discount.
Organization Documents” means (a) with respect to any corporation, the certificate or articles of incorporation and the bylaws, (b) with respect to any limited liability company, the certificate or articles of formation or organization and operating or limited liability company agreement and (c) with respect to any partnership, joint venture, trust or other form of business entity, the partnership, joint venture, trust or other applicable agreement of formation or organization and any agreement, instrument, filing or notice with respect thereto filed in connection with its formation or organization with the applicable Governmental Authority in the jurisdiction of its formation or organization and, if applicable, any certificate or articles of formation or organization of such entity.
Other Connection Taxes” means, with respect to any Recipient, Taxes imposed as a result of a present or former connection between such Recipient and the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (other than connections arising from such Recipient having executed, delivered, become a party to, performed its obligations under, received payments under, received or perfected a security interest under, engaged in any other transaction pursuant to or enforced any Loan Document, or sold or assigned an interest in any Loan or Loan Document).
Other LC” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(c)(v).
Other Taxes” means all present or future stamp, court or documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes that arise from any payment made under, from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, from the receipt or perfection of a security interest under, or otherwise with respect to, any Loan Document, except any such Taxes that are Other Connection Taxes that are imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 3.08).
Outstanding Amount” means: (a) with respect to the Term Loans, Revolving Credit Loans and Specified Refinancing Revolving Loans on any date, the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereof after giving effect to any borrowings and prepayments or repayments of the Term Loans, Revolving Credit Loans (including any refinancing of outstanding unpaid drawings under Letters of Credit or L/C Credit Extensions as a Revolving Credit Borrowing) and Specified Refinancing Revolving Loans, as the case may be, occurring on such date; and (b) with respect to any L/C Obligations on any date, the principal amount of such L/C Obligations on such date after giving effect to any L/C Credit Extension occurring on such date and any other changes in the aggregate principal amount of the L/C Obligations as of such date, including as a result of any reimbursements of outstanding unpaid drawings under any Letters of Credit (including any refinancing of outstanding unpaid drawings under Letters of Credit or L/C Credit Extensions as a Revolving Credit Borrowing) or any reductions in the maximum principal amount available for drawing under Letters of Credit taking effect on such date.
Parent Holding Company” means any direct or indirect parent entity of Holdings which holds directly or indirectly 100% of the Equity Interest of Holdings and which does not hold Capital Stock in any other Person (except for any other Parent Holding Company).
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Pari Passu Indebtedness” means:
(c)with respect to the Borrower, any Indebtedness that ranks pari passu in right of payment to the applicable Loans; and
(d)with respect to any Guarantor, its guarantee of the Obligations and any Indebtedness that ranks pari passu in right of payment to such Guarantor’s guarantee of the Obligations.
Participant” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(d).
Participant Register” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(m).
PATRIOT Act” has the meaning specified in Section 10.22.
Payment Block” means any of the circumstances described in Section 2.05(b)(viii) and (ix).
Payment Recipient” has the meaning specified in Section 9.18(a).
PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
Pension Funding Rules” means the rules of the Code and ERISA regarding minimum required contributions (including any installment payment thereof) to Plans and set forth in Section 412, 430, 431, 432 and 436 of the Code and Sections 302, 303, 304 and 305 of ERISA.
Perfection Certificate” means the Perfection Certificate executed and delivered by the Loan Parties party thereto, substantially in the form of Exhibit L.
Perfection Exceptions” means that no Loan Party shall be required to (i) enter into control agreements with respect to, or otherwise perfect any security interest by “control” (or similar arrangements) over commodities accounts, securities accounts, deposit accounts, futures accounts, other bank accounts, cash and cash equivalents and accounts related to the clearing, payment processing and similar operations of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, (ii) perfect the security interest in the following other than by the filing of a UCC financing statement: (1) letter-of-credit rights (as defined in the UCC), (2) commercial tort claims (as defined in the UCC), (3) Fixtures (as defined in the UCC), except to the extent that the same are Equipment (as defined in the UCC) or are related to real property covered or intended by the Loan Documents to be covered by a Mortgage and (4) Assigned Agreements (as defined in the Security Agreement), (iii) send notices to account debtors or other contractual third-parties unless an Event of Default has not been cured or waived and is continuing and the Administrative Agent has exercised its acceleration rights pursuant to Section 8.02 of this Agreement, (iv) enter into any security documents to be governed by the law of any jurisdiction in which assets are located other than the United States, any state thereof or the District of Columbia or (v) deliver landlord waivers, estoppels or collateral access letters.
Perfection Requirements” means the making of appropriate registrations, filings, endorsements, notarizations, stamping and/or notifications of the Collateral Documents and/or the Collateral created thereunder; provided that, in respect of the Borrower, Holdings, or any Guarantor listed on Schedule 1 or contemplated to be delivered pursuant to Schedule 6.16, such Perfection Requirements shall be limited to the extent set forth as a perfection requirement with respect to the applicable Loan Party in any legal opinion delivered in connection with the accession of such Persons.
Periodic Term SOFR Determination Day” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Term SOFR”.
Permitted Asset Swap” means the purchase and sale or exchange of Related Business Assets or a combination of Related Business Assets and cash or Cash Equivalents between Holdings or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries and another Person; provided that such purchase and sale or exchange must occur within 90 days of each other and any cash or Cash Equivalents received must be applied in accordance with Section 7.04.
Permitted Debt” has the meaning specified in Section 7.01.
Permitted Debt Exchange” has the meaning specified in Section 2.20(a).
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Permitted Debt Exchange Notes” means Indebtedness in the form of unsecured, first lien, second lien or other junior lien notes; provided that such Indebtedness (i) satisfies the Permitted Other Debt Conditions, (ii) the covenants of such Indebtedness are, taken as a whole, not more restrictive to the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries than those contained in the Loan Documents (taken as a whole) (except for (x) covenants or other provisions applicable only to periods after the Maturity Date of the applicable Facility existing at the time of incurrence or issuance of such Permitted Debt Exchange Notes and (y) any financial maintenance covenant to the extent such covenant is also added for the benefit of the lenders under the applicable Facility, without further Lender approval or voting requirement) or otherwise are customary for similar debt securities in light of then-prevailing market conditions at the time of issuance (as determined by Borrower in good faith (provided that, at Borrower’s option, delivery of a certificate of a Responsible Officer of Borrower to the Administrative Agent in good faith at least five Business Days prior to the incurrence of such Indebtedness, together with a reasonably detailed description of the material terms and conditions of such Indebtedness or drafts of the documentation relating thereto, stating that Borrower has determined in good faith that such terms and conditions satisfy the requirement set out in this clause (ii), shall be conclusive evidence that such terms and conditions satisfy such requirement unless the Administrative Agent provides notice to Borrower of its objection during such five Business Day period (including a reasonable description of the basis upon which it objects)) at the time of incurrence or issuance of such Permitted Debt Exchange Notes, (iii) does not mature prior to the Latest Maturity Date of the Term Loans (other than Extendable Bridge Loans/Interim Debt), (iv) such Indebtedness is not at any time guaranteed by any Person other than Loan Parties, and (v) to the extent secured, such Indebtedness is not secured by property other than the Collateral and the Liens securing such Indebtedness shall be subject to Applicable Intercreditor Arrangements and the security agreements governing such Liens shall be substantially the same as of the Collateral Documents (with such differences as are reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent).
Permitted Debt Exchange Offer” has the meaning specified in Section 2.20(a).
Permitted Holders” means each of (a) the Sponsors, (b) managers and members of management of the Borrower (or any Permitted Parent (other than clause (c) of the definition thereof)) or its Subsidiaries that have ownership interests in the Borrower (or such Permitted Parent (other than clause (c) of the definition thereof)), (c) any other beneficial owner in the common equity of the Borrower (or such Permitted Parent (other than clause (c) of the definition thereof)) as of the Closing Date, (d) any group (within the meaning of Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Exchange Act) of which any of the Persons described in clause (a), (b) or (c) above are members; provided that, without giving effect to the existence of such group or any other group, any of the Persons described in clauses (a), (b) and (c), collectively, beneficially own Voting Stock representing 50% or more of the total voting power of the Voting Stock of the Borrower (or any Permitted Parent (other than clause (c) of the definition thereof)) then held by such group and (e) any Permitted Parent.
Permitted Investments” means:
(a)any Investment in cash and Cash Equivalents or Investment Grade Securities and Investments that were Cash Equivalents or Investment Grade Securities when made;
(b)any Investment in the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary;
(c)any Investments by Subsidiaries that are not Restricted Subsidiaries in other Subsidiaries that are not Restricted Subsidiaries;
(d)any Investment by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in a Person that is primarily engaged in a Similar Business if as a result of such Investment (a) such Person becomes a Restricted Subsidiary, or (b) such Person, in one transaction or a series of related transactions, is merged, consolidated or amalgamated with or into, or transfers or conveys all or substantially all of its assets to, or is liquidated into, the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary (and any Investment held by such Person that was not acquired by such Person in contemplation of so becoming a Restricted Subsidiary or in contemplation of such merger, consolidation, amalgamation, transfer, conveyance or liquidation);
(e)any Investment in securities or other assets received in connection with an Asset Sale made pursuant to Section 7.04 or any other Disposition of assets not constituting an Asset Sale;
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(f)any Investment (x) existing on the Closing Date and listed on Schedule 7.05, (y) made pursuant to binding commitments in effect on the Closing Date and listed on Schedule 7.05 or (z) that replaces, refinances, refunds, renews, modifies, amends or extends any Investment described under either of the immediately preceding clauses (x) or (y); provided that any such Investment is in an amount that does not exceed the amount replaced, refinanced, refunded, renewed, modified, amended or extended, except as contemplated pursuant to the terms of such Investment in existence on the Closing Date or as otherwise permitted under this definition or otherwise under Section 7.05;
(g)loans and advances to, or guarantees of Indebtedness of, employees, directors, officers, managers, consultants or independent contractors in an aggregate amount, taken together with all other Investments made pursuant to this clause (7) that are at the time outstanding, not in excess of $15,000,000 outstanding at any one time in the aggregate;
(h)loans and advances to officers, directors, employees, managers, consultants and independent contractors for business related travel and entertainment expenses, moving and relocation expenses and other similar expenses, in each case in the ordinary course of business;
(i)any Investment (x) acquired by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries (a) in exchange for any other Investment or accounts receivable held by the Borrower or any such Restricted Subsidiary in connection with or as a result of a bankruptcy, workout, reorganization or recapitalization by the Borrower or any such Restricted Subsidiary of such other Investment or accounts receivable, or (b) as a result of a foreclosure or other remedial action by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries with respect to any Investment or other transfer of title with respect to any Investment in default and (y) received in compromise or resolution of (A) obligations of trade creditors or customers that were incurred in the ordinary course of business of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, including pursuant to any plan of reorganization or similar arrangement upon the bankruptcy or insolvency of any trade creditor or customer, or (B) litigation, arbitration or other disputes;
(j)Swap Contracts and Cash Management Services permitted under Section 7.01(j), including any payments in connection with the termination thereof;
(k)any Investment by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in a Similar Business (other than an Investment in an Unrestricted Subsidiary) in an aggregate amount, taken together with all other Investments made pursuant to this clause (11) that are at the time outstanding, not to exceed the greater of (x) $75,000,000 and (y) 43% of Four Quarter Consolidated EBITDA; provided, however, that if any Investment pursuant to this clause (11) is made in any Person that is not a Restricted Subsidiary at the date of the making of such Investment and such Person becomes a Restricted Subsidiary after such date, such Investment shall thereafter be deemed to have been made pursuant to clause (2) above and shall cease to have been made pursuant to this clause (11) for so long as such Person continues to be a Restricted Subsidiary;
(l)additional Investments by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in an aggregate amount, taken together with all other Investments made pursuant to this clause (12) that are at the time outstanding, not to exceed the greater of (x) $80,000,000 and (y) 45% of Four Quarter Consolidated EBITDA; provided, however, that if any Investment pursuant to this clause (12) is made in any Person that is not a Restricted Subsidiary at the date of the making of such Investment and such Person becomes a Restricted Subsidiary after such date, such Investment shall thereafter be deemed to have been made pursuant to clause (2) above and shall cease to have been made pursuant to this clause (12) for so long as such Person continues to be a Restricted Subsidiary;
(m)any transaction to the extent it constitutes an Investment that is permitted and made in accordance with the provisions of Section 6.18(b) (except transactions described in clause (2), (3), (4), (9), (13), (14) or (28) of such Section 6.18(b));
(n)Investments the payment for which consists of Equity Interests (other than Excluded Equity or any proceeds of the Preferred Equity) of the Borrower or any direct or indirect parent of the Borrower, as applicable; provided, however, that such Equity Interests will not increase the amount available for Restricted Payments under clause (c) of the first paragraph of Section 7.05;
(o)Investments consisting of the leasing, licensing, sublicensing or contribution of intellectual property in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to joint marketing arrangements with other Persons;
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(p)Investments consisting of purchases or acquisitions of inventory, supplies, materials and equipment or purchases, acquisitions, licenses, sublicenses or leases or subleases of intellectual property, or other rights or assets, in each case in the ordinary course of business;
(q)any Investment in a Receivables Subsidiary or any Investment by a Receivables Subsidiary in any other Person in connection with a Qualified Receivables Financing, including Investments of funds held in accounts permitted or required by the arrangements governing such Qualified Receivables Financing or any related Indebtedness;
(r)Investments consisting of (v) Liens permitted under Section 7.02, (w) Indebtedness (including guarantees) permitted under Section 7.01, (x) mergers, amalgamations, consolidations and transfers of all or substantially all assets permitted under Section 7.03, (y) Asset Sales permitted under Section 7.04, or (z) Restricted Payments permitted under Section 7.05;
(s)guarantees of Indebtedness permitted to be Incurred under Section 7.01 and obligations relating to such Indebtedness and guarantees (other than guarantees of Indebtedness) in the ordinary course of business;
(t)advances, loans or extensions of trade credit in the ordinary course of business by the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries;
(u)Investments consisting of purchases and acquisitions of assets or services in the ordinary course of business;
(v)Investments in the ordinary course of business consisting of Uniform Commercial Code Article 3 endorsements for collection or deposit and Uniform Commercial Code Article 4 customary trade arrangements with customers;
(w)intercompany current liabilities owed to Unrestricted Subsidiaries or joint ventures Incurred in the ordinary course of business in connection with the cash management operations of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries;
(x)Investments in joint ventures of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in an aggregate amount, taken together with all other Investments made pursuant to this clause (24) that are at the time outstanding, not to exceed the greater of (x) $20,000,000 and (y) 12% of Four Quarter Consolidated EBITDA; provided that the Investments permitted pursuant to this clause (24) may, at the Borrower’s option, be increased by the amount of JV Distributions, without duplication of dividends or distributions increasing amounts available pursuant to clause (c) of the first paragraph of Section 7.05;
(y)the Transactions (including payment of the purchase consideration under the Acquisition Agreement);
(z)accounts receivable, security deposits and prepayments and other credits granted or made in the ordinary course of business and any Investments received in satisfaction or partial satisfaction thereof from financially troubled account debtors and others, including in connection with the bankruptcy or reorganization of, or settlement of delinquent accounts and disputes with or judgments against, such account debtors and others, in each case in the ordinary course of business;
(aa)Investments acquired as a result of a foreclosure by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary with respect to any secured Investments or other transfer of title with respect to any secured Investment in default;
(ab)Investments resulting from pledges and deposits that are Permitted Liens;
(ac)acquisitions of obligations of one or more officers or other employees of any direct or indirect parent of the Borrower, the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower in connection with such officer’s or employee’s acquisition of Equity Interests of any direct or indirect parent of the Borrower, so long as no cash is actually advanced by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to such officers or employees in connection with the acquisition of any such obligations;
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(ad)guarantees of operating leases (for the avoidance of doubt, excluding Capitalized Lease Obligations) or of other obligations that do not constitute Indebtedness, in each case, entered into by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in the ordinary course of business;
(ae)Investments consisting of the redemption, purchase, repurchase or retirement of any Equity Interests permitted by Section 7.05;
(af)non-cash Investments made in connection with tax planning and reorganization activities;
(ag)Investments made pursuant to obligations entered into when the Investment would have been permitted hereunder so long as such Investment when made reduces the amount available under the clause under which the Investment would have been permitted; and
(ah)Investments made in the ordinary course of business in connection with obtaining, maintaining or renewing client and customer contracts and loans or advances made to, and guarantees with respect to obligations of, distributors, suppliers, licensors and licensees in the ordinary course of business.
Permitted Joint Venture” means, with respect to any specified Person, a joint venture in any other Person engaged in a Similar Business in respect of which the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary beneficially owns at least 35% of the shares of Equity Interests of such Person.
Permitted Liens” means, with respect to any Person:
(ai)Liens Incurred in connection with workers’ compensation laws, unemployment insurance laws or similar legislation, or in connection with bids, tenders, contracts (other than for the payment of Indebtedness) or leases to which such Person is a party, or to secure public or statutory obligations of such Person or to secure surety, stay, customs or appeal bonds to which such Person is a party, or as security for contested taxes or import duties or for the payment of rent, in each case Incurred in the ordinary course of business;
(aj)Liens imposed by law, such as carriers’, warehousemen’s, landlords’, materialmen’s, repairman’s, construction contractors’, mechanics’ or other like Liens, in each case for sums not yet overdue by more than sixty (60) days or being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings or other Liens arising out of judgments or awards against such Person with respect to which such Person shall then be proceeding with an appeal or other proceedings for review (or which, if due and payable, are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which adequate reserves are being maintained, to the extent required by GAAP) or with respect to which the failure to make payment could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect as determined in good faith by management of the Borrower or a direct or indirect parent of the Borrower;
(ak)Liens for Taxes, assessments or other governmental charges or levies (i) which are not yet overdue for thirty (30) days or not yet due or payable, (ii) which are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which adequate reserves are being maintained to the extent required by GAAP, or for property Taxes on property such Person or one of its Subsidiaries has determined to abandon if the sole recourse for such Tax, assessment, charge, levy or claim is to such property or (iii) with respect to which the failure to make payment could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect as determined in good faith by management of the Borrower or a direct or indirect parent of the Borrower;
(al)Liens in favor of the issuers of performance and surety bonds, bid, indemnity, warranty, release, appeal or similar bonds or with respect to regulatory requirements or letters of credit or bankers’ acceptances issued and completion of guarantees provided for, in each case, pursuant to the request of and for the account of such Person in the ordinary course of its business;
(am)survey exceptions, encumbrances, ground leases, easements or reservations of, or rights of others for, licenses, rights-of-way, servitudes, sewers, electric lines, drains, telegraph and telephone and cable television lines, gas and oil pipelines and other similar purposes, reservations of rights, or zoning, building codes or other restrictions (including, without limitation, minor defects or irregularities in title and similar encumbrances) as to the use of real properties or Liens incidental to the conduct of the business of such Person or to the ownership of its properties which do not in the aggregate materially adversely interfere with the ordinary conduct of the business of such Person;
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(an)Liens Incurred to secure obligations in respect of Indebtedness permitted to be Incurred pursuant to Section 7.01(a) or (d) and obligations secured ratably thereunder; provided that, in the case of Liens securing Indebtedness permitted to be incurred pursuant to Section 7.01(d), such Lien extends only to the assets and/or Capital Stock the acquisition, lease, construction, repair, replacement or improvement of which is financed thereby and any replacements, additions and accessions thereto and any income or profits thereof; provided further that individual financings provided by a lender may be cross collateralized to other financings provided by such lender or its affiliates;
(ao)Liens of the Borrower or any of the Guarantors existing on the Closing Date and listed on Schedule 7.02 and any modifications, replacements, renewals or extensions thereof; provided that (i) the Lien does not extend to any additional property other than (A) after-acquired property that is affixed or incorporated into the property covered by such Lien or (B) proceeds and products thereof; provided that individual financings provided by a lender may be cross collateralized to other financings provided by such lender or its affiliates and (ii) the modification, replacement, renewal, extension or refinancing of the obligations secured or benefited by such Liens (if such obligations constitute Permitted Debt);
(ap)Liens on assets of, or Equity Interests in, a Person at the time such Person becomes a Subsidiary; provided, however, that such Liens are not created or Incurred in connection with, or in contemplation of, such other Person becoming such a Subsidiary; provided, further, that such Liens are limited to all or a portion of the assets (and improvements on such assets) that secured (or, under the written arrangements under which the Liens arose, could secure) the obligations to which such Liens relate; provided, further, that for purposes of this clause (8), if a Person becomes a Subsidiary, any Subsidiary of such Person shall be deemed to become a Subsidiary of the Borrower, and any property or assets of such Person or any Subsidiary of such Person shall be deemed acquired by the Borrower at the time of such merger, amalgamation or consolidation;
(aq)Liens on assets at the time the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary acquired the assets, including any acquisition by means of a merger, amalgamation or consolidation with or into the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary; provided, however, that such Liens are not created or Incurred in connection with, or in contemplation of, such acquisition; provided, further, that such Liens are limited to all or a portion of the property or assets (and improvements on such property or assets) that secured (or, under the written arrangements under which the Liens arose, could secure) the obligations to which such Liens relate; provided, further, that for purposes of this clause (9), if, in connection with an acquisition by means of a merger, amalgamation or consolidation with or into the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, a Person other than the Borrower or Restricted Subsidiary is the successor company with respect thereto, any Subsidiary of such Person shall be deemed to become a Subsidiary of the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary, as applicable, and any property or assets of such Person or any such Subsidiary of such Person shall be deemed acquired by the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary, as the case may be, at the time of such merger, amalgamation or consolidation;
(ar)Liens securing Indebtedness or other obligations of the Borrower or a Subsidiary Guarantor owing to the Borrower or another Subsidiary Guarantor permitted to be Incurred in accordance with Section 7.01(i);
(as)Liens securing Swap Contracts Incurred in accordance with Section 7.01(j);
(at)Liens on specific items of inventory or other goods and proceeds of any Person securing such Person’s obligations in respect of bankers’ acceptances or letters of credit entered into in the ordinary course of business issued or created for the account of such Person to facilitate the purchase, shipment or storage of such inventory or other goods;
(au)leases, subleases, licenses, sublicenses, occupancy agreements or assignments of or in respect of real or personal property;
(av)Liens arising from, or from Uniform Commercial Code financing statement filings regarding, operating leases or consignments entered into by the Borrower and the Guarantors in the ordinary course of business;
(aw)Liens in favor of the Borrower or any Subsidiary Guarantor;
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(ax)(i) Liens on Receivables Assets and related assets, or created in respect of bank accounts into which only the collections in respect of Receivables Assets have been, sold, conveyed, assigned or otherwise transferred or purported to be so sold, conveyed, assigned or otherwise transferred in connection with a Qualified Receivables Factoring and/or Qualified Receivables Financing and (ii) Liens securing Indebtedness or other obligations of any Receivables Subsidiary;
(ay)deposits made or other security provided in the ordinary course of business to secure liability to insurance carriers or under self-insurance arrangements in respect of such obligations;
(az)Liens on the Equity Interests of Unrestricted Subsidiaries;
(ba)grants of intellectual property, software and other technology licenses;
(bb)judgment and attachment Liens not giving rise to an Event of Default pursuant to Section 8.01(f), (g) or (h) and notices of lis pendens and associated rights related to litigation being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which adequate reserves have been made;
(bc)Liens arising out of conditional sale, title retention, consignment or similar arrangements for the sale of goods entered into in the ordinary course of business;
(bd)Liens Incurred to secure Cash Management Services and other “bank products” (including those described in Sections 7.01(j) and (w));
(be)Liens to secure any refinancing, refunding, extension, renewal or replacement (or successive refinancings, refundings, extensions, renewals or replacements) as a whole, or in part, of any Indebtedness secured by any Lien referred to in clause (7), (8), (9), (11), (24) or (25) of this definition; provided, however, that (x) such new Lien shall be limited to all or part of the same property that secured (or, under the written arrangements under which the original Lien arose, could secure) the original Lien (plus any replacements, additions, accessions and improvements on such property), (y) the Indebtedness secured by such Lien at such time is not increased to any amount greater than the sum of (A) the outstanding principal amount or, if greater, committed amount of the Indebtedness described under clause (7), (8), (9), (11), (24) or (25) of this definition at the time the original Lien became a Permitted Lien, and (B) an amount necessary to pay any Refinancing Expenses related to such refinancing, refunding, extension, renewal or replacement and (z)(A) any amounts Incurred under this clause (23) as refinancing indebtedness of clause (24) of this definition hereunder shall be secured to the same extent, including with respect to any subordination provisions, and subject to Applicable Intercreditor Arrangements, and (B) any amounts incurred under this clause (23) as refinancing indebtedness of clause (25) of this definition shall reduce the amount available under such clause (25);
(bf)Liens securing Pari Passu Indebtedness permitted to be Incurred pursuant to Section 7.01 if at the time of any Incurrence of such Pari Passu Indebtedness and after giving Pro Forma Effect thereto (i) with respect to any such Pari Passu Indebtedness that will be secured by a Lien on the Collateral on a first lien “equal and ratable” basis with the Liens securing the Obligations, the Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio would be less than or equal to 4.90 to 1.00 or (ii) with respect to any such Pari Passu Indebtedness that will be secured by a Lien on the Collateral on a “junior” basis to the Liens securing the Obligations, the Consolidated Senior Secured Net Leverage Ratio would be less than or equal to 7.00 to 1.00; provided that such Indebtedness shall be secured by the Collateral on a first lien “equal and ratable” basis with the Liens securing the Obligations or on a “junior” basis to the Liens securing the Obligations (in each case pursuant to Applicable Intercreditor Arrangements);
(bg)other Liens securing obligations the principal amount of which does not exceed the greater of (x) $60,000,000 and (y) 35% of Four Quarter Consolidated EBITDA at any one time outstanding;
(bh)Liens on the Equity Interests or assets of a joint venture to secure Indebtedness of such joint venture Incurred pursuant to Section 7.01(u);
(bi)Liens on equipment of the Borrower or any Guarantor granted in the ordinary course of business to the Borrower’s or such Guarantor’s client at which such equipment is located;
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(bk)Liens on property or assets used to redeem, repay, defease or to satisfy and discharge Indebtedness; provided that such redemption, repayment, defeasance or satisfaction and discharge is not prohibited by this Agreement and that such deposit shall be deemed for purposes of Section 7.05 (to the extent applicable) to be a prepayment of such Indebtedness;
(bl)Liens in favor of customs and revenue authorities arising as a matter of law to secure payment of customs duties in connection with the importation and exportation of goods in the ordinary course of business;
(bm)Liens (i) of a collection bank arising under Section 4-210 of the Uniform Commercial Code, or any comparable or successor provision, on items in the course of collection; (ii) attaching to pooling, commodity trading accounts or other commodity brokerage accounts Incurred in the ordinary course of business; and (iii) in favor of banking or other financial institutions or entities, or electronic payment service providers, arising as a matter of law encumbering deposits (including the right of set-off) and which are within the general parameters customary in the banking or finance industry;
(bn)Liens that are contractual rights of set-off (i) relating to the establishment of depository relations with banks or other Persons not given in connection with the issuance of Indebtedness; (ii) relating to pooled deposit or sweep accounts of the Borrower or any Guarantor to permit satisfaction of overdraft or similar obligations Incurred in the ordinary course of business of the Borrower and the Guarantors; or (iii) relating to purchase orders and other agreements entered into with customers of the Borrower or any Guarantor in the ordinary course of business;
(bo)any encumbrance or restriction (including put and call arrangements) with respect to Equity Interests of any joint venture or similar arrangement pursuant to any joint venture or similar agreement;
(bp)Liens on insurance policies and the proceeds thereof securing the financing of the premiums with respect thereto;
(bq)Liens on vehicles or equipment of the Borrower or any Guarantor granted in the ordinary course of business;
(br)Liens on assets of Non-Loan Parties securing Indebtedness Incurred in accordance with Section 7.01(t);
(bs)Liens disclosed by the title insurance policies delivered on or subsequent to the Closing Date and any replacement, extension or renewal of any such Liens (so long as the Indebtedness and other obligations secured by such replacement, extension or renewal Liens are permitted by this Agreement); provided that such replacement, extension or renewal Liens do not cover any property other than the property that was subject to such Liens prior to such replacement, extension or renewal;
(bt)Liens arising solely by virtue of any statutory or common law provision or customary business provision relating to banker’s liens, rights of set-off or similar rights;
(bu)(a) Liens solely on any cash earnest money deposits made by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in connection with any letter of intent or other agreement in respect of any Permitted Investment, (b) Liens on advances of cash or Cash Equivalents in favor of the seller of any property to be acquired in a Permitted Investment to be applied against the purchase price for such Investment and (c) Liens on cash collateral in respect of letters of credit entered into in the ordinary course of business;
(bv)the prior rights of consignees and their lenders under consignment arrangements entered into in the ordinary course of business;
(bw)Liens on securities that are the subject of repurchase agreements constituting Cash Equivalents under clause (4) of the definition thereof;
(bx)Liens encumbering reasonable customary initial deposits and margin deposits and similar Liens attaching to commodity trading accounts or other brokerage accounts Incurred in the ordinary course of business and not for speculative purposes;
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(by)rights reserved or vested in any Person by the terms of any lease, license, franchise, grant or permit held by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries or by a statutory provision, to terminate any such lease, license, franchise, grant or permit, or to require annual or periodic payments as a condition to the continuance thereof;
(bz)restrictive covenants affecting the use to which real property may be put; provided that such covenants are complied with;
(ca)security given to a public utility or any municipality or governmental authority when required by such utility or authority in connection with the operations of that Person in the ordinary course of business;
(cb)zoning by-laws and other land use restrictions, including, without limitation, site plan agreements, development agreements and contract zoning agreements;
(cc)Liens on cash proceeds of Indebtedness (and related escrow accounts) in connection with the issuance of such Indebtedness into (and pending the release from) a customary escrow arrangement, to the extent such Indebtedness is incurred in compliance with Section 7.01; and
(cd)Liens on property constituting Collateral securing obligations issued or incurred under (i) any Refinancing Notes and the Refinancing Notes Indentures related thereto, and (ii) any Incremental Equivalent Debt and the Incremental Equivalent Debt Documents related thereto and, in each case, any Permitted Refinancings thereof (or successive Permitted Refinancings thereof); provided that such Liens are subject to customary Applicable Intercreditor Arrangements.
For all purposes hereunder, (w) a Lien need not be Incurred solely by reference to one category of Permitted Liens described in this definition but may be Incurred under any combination of such categories (including in part under one such category and in part under any other such category), (x) in the event that a Lien (or any portion thereof) meets the criteria of one or more of such categories of Permitted Liens, the Borrower shall, in its sole discretion, classify or reclassify such Lien (or any portion thereof) in any manner that complies with this definition, (y) in the event that a portion of the Indebtedness secured by a Lien could be classified as secured in part pursuant to clause (6) (solely with respect to Indebtedness Incurred pursuant to the Ratio-Based Incremental Facility) or clause (24) above (giving effect to the Incurrence of such portion of such Indebtedness), the Borrower, in its sole discretion, may classify such portion of such Indebtedness (and any obligations in respect thereof) as having been secured pursuant to clause (6) (solely with respect to Indebtedness Incurred pursuant to the Ratio-Based Incremental Facility) or clause (24) above and thereafter the remainder of the Indebtedness as having been secured pursuant to one or more of the other clauses of this definition and (z) in the event that a portion of the Indebtedness secured by a Lien could be classified as secured in part pursuant to clause (6) (solely with respect to Indebtedness Incurred pursuant to the Ratio-Based Incremental Facility) or clause (24) above (giving effect to the Incurrence of such portion of such Indebtedness), any calculation of the Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio or the Consolidated Senior Secured Net Leverage Ratio on such date of determination shall not include any such Indebtedness (and shall not give effect to any netting of Indebtedness from the proceeds thereof) to the extent secured pursuant to any such other clause of this definition.
Permitted Other Debt Conditions” means that such applicable Indebtedness does not mature or have scheduled amortization payments of principal and is not subject to mandatory redemption, repurchase, prepayment or sinking fund obligations (except (w) customary offers or obligations to repurchase, repay or redeem upon a change of control, asset sale, casualty or condemnation event or initial public offering, (x) maturity payments and customary mandatory prepayments for Extendable Bridge Loans/Interim Debt, (y) special mandatory redemptions in connection with customary escrow arrangements and customary acceleration rights after an event of default or (z) “AHYDO” payments), in each case prior to the Latest Maturity Date at the time such Indebtedness is incurred.
Permitted Parent” means (a) any direct or indirect parent of the Borrower so long as a Permitted Holder pursuant to clause (a), (b), (c) or (d) of the definition thereof holds 50% or more of the Voting Stock of such direct or indirect parent of the Borrower, (b) Holdings, so long as it constitutes a Permitted Holder pursuant to clause (a), (b), (c) or (d) of the definition thereof, and (c) any Public Company (or Wholly Owned Subsidiary of such Public Company) to the extent and until such time as any Person or group (other than a Permitted Holder under clause (a), (b), (c) or (d) of the definition thereof) is deemed to be or become a beneficial owner of Voting Stock of such Public Company representing more than 50% of the total voting power of the Voting Stock of such Public Company.
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Permitted Refinancing” means, with respect to any Person, any modification, amendment, refinancing, refunding, renewal, replacement, exchange or extension of any Indebtedness of such Person; provided that (a) the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) thereof does not exceed the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of the Indebtedness so modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced, exchanged or extended except by an amount necessary to pay Refinancing Expenses, in connection with such modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal, replacement, exchange or extension and by an amount equal to any existing commitments unutilized thereunder; (b) other than with respect to Indebtedness under Section 7.01(d) or with respect to the initial maturity date for Extendable Bridge Loans/Interim Debt, such modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal, replacement, exchange or extension has a final maturity date equal to or later than the final maturity date of, and has a Weighted Average Life to Maturity equal to or greater than the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of, the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced, exchanged or extended; (c) if the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced, exchanged or extended is subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations, such modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal, replacement, exchange or extension is subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations on subordination terms, taken as a whole, as favorable in all material respects to the Lenders (including, if applicable, as to collateral) as those subordination terms contained in the documentation governing the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced, exchanged or extended or otherwise acceptable to the Administrative Agent; (d) if the Indebtedness being modified, amended, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced, exchanged or extended is (i) unsecured, such modification, amendment, refinancing, refunding, renewal, replacement, exchange or extension is unsecured, or (ii) if secured by Liens on the Collateral, such modification, refinancing, refunding, replacement, renewal or extension is secured to the same extent, including with respect to any subordination provisions, and subject to Applicable Intercreditor Arrangements; (e) the terms and conditions (including, if applicable, as to collateral) of any such modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced, exchanged or extended (other than to the extent permitted by any other clause of this definition or with respect to interest rate, optional prepayment premiums and optional redemption provisions) Indebtedness are, either (i) substantially identical to or less favorable to the investors providing such Permitted Refinancing, taken as a whole, than the terms and conditions of the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced, exchanged or extended, or (ii) when taken as a whole (other than interest rate, prepayment premiums and redemption provisions), not more restrictive to the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries than those set forth in this Agreement or are customary for similar indebtedness in light of then-prevailing market conditions at the time of incurrence (provided that, at the Borrower’s option, delivery of a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Borrower to the Administrative Agent in good faith at least five Business Days prior to the incurrence of such Indebtedness, together with a reasonably detailed description of the material terms and conditions of such Indebtedness or drafts of the documentation relating thereto, stating that the Borrower has determined in good faith that such terms and conditions satisfy the requirement set out in this clause (e), shall be conclusive evidence that such terms and conditions satisfy such requirement unless the Administrative Agent provides notice to the Borrower of its objection during such five Business Day period (including a reasonable description of the basis upon which it objects)), in each case, except for terms and conditions only applicable to periods after the Latest Maturity Date; (f) such modification, amendment, refinancing, refunding, renewal, replacement, exchange or extension is incurred by the Person who is or would have been permitted to be the obligor or guarantor (or any successor thereto) on the Indebtedness being modified, amended, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced or extended (it being understood that the roles of such obligors as a borrower or a guarantor with respect to such obligations may be interchanged); and (g) at the time thereof, other than with respect to Indebtedness under Section 7.01(d) and Section 7.01(j), no Event of Default under Sections 8.01(f) or (g) shall have occurred and be continuing.
Person” means any individual, corporation, company, partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, association, joint stock company, trust, unincorporated organization, government (or any agency or political subdivision thereof) or any other entity.
Plan” means any “employee benefit plan” (other than a Multiemployer Plan) within the meaning of Section 3(3) of ERISA that is maintained or is contributed to by a Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate and is subject to Title IV of ERISA or the minimum funding standards under Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA.
Platform” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.
Pledged Debt” means “Pledged Debt” (or similar term) as defined in the Security Agreement and each other applicable Collateral Document.
Pledged Interests” means “Pledged Interests” (or similar term) as defined in the Security Agreement and each other applicable Collateral Document.
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Preferred Equity” means approximately $215,000,000 in initial aggregate liquidation preference of perpetual preferred equity securities of DiscoverOrg Holdings, LLC issued on or prior to the Closing Date pursuant to that certain Series A Unit Purchase Agreement dated as of the date hereof and having the terms set forth in the LLC Agreement as of the date hereof.
Preferred Stock” means any Equity Interest with preferential right of payment of dividends or upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up.
Prepayment Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(c).
Prepayment-Based Incremental Facility” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).
Prepayment Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(c).
Previous Borrower” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Borrower.”
Primary Disqualified Institution” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Disqualified Institution.”
“Prime Rate” or “Prime Lending Rate” means, for any day, the rate of interest last per annum determined from time to time by the Administrative Agent as its prime rate in effect at its principal office in New York City and notified to the Borrower. The Prime Rate is a rate set by the Administrative Agent based upon various factors, including the Administrative Agent’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 rate. The Prime Rate is a reference rate and does not necessarily represent the lowest or best rate actually charged to any customer. The Administrative Agent or any Lender may make commercial loans or other loans at rates of interest at, above or below the Prime Rate. Any change in the Prime Rate shall take effect at the opening of business on the day specified in the public announcement of such change.
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Pro Forma Basis,” “Pro Forma Compliance” and “Pro Forma Effect” mean, with respect to the calculation of any test, financial ratio, basket or covenant under this Agreement, including the Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio, the Consolidated Total Net Leverage Ratio, Consolidated Senior Secured Net Leverage Ratio and the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio and the calculation of Consolidated Cash Interest Expense, Consolidated Net Tangible Assets, Consolidated Interest Expense, Consolidated Total Assets, Consolidated Net Income, Consolidated EBITDA and Four Quarter Consolidated EBITDA, of any Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries, as of any date, that pro forma effect will be given to the Transactions, any Specified Transactions, any acquisition, merger, amalgamation, consolidation, Investment, any issuance, Incurrence, assumption or repayment or redemption of Indebtedness (including Indebtedness issued, Incurred or assumed or repaid or redeemed as a result of, or to finance, any relevant transaction and for which any such test, financial ratio, basket or covenant is being calculated), any issuance or redemption of Preferred Stock or Disqualified Stock, all sales, transfers and other dispositions or discontinuance of any Subsidiary, line of business, division, segment or operating unit, any operational change (including the entry into any material contract or arrangement) or any designation of a Restricted Subsidiary to an Unrestricted Subsidiary or of an Unrestricted Subsidiary to a Restricted Subsidiary, in each case that have occurred during the four consecutive fiscal quarter period of such Person being used to calculate such test, financial ratio, basket or covenant (the “Reference Period”), or subsequent to the end of the Reference Period but prior to such date or prior to or substantially simultaneously with the event for which a determination under this definition is made (including (i) any such event occurring at a Person who became a Restricted Subsidiary of the subject Person or was merged, amalgamated or consolidated with or into the subject Person or any other Restricted Subsidiary of the subject Person after the commencement of the Reference Period and (ii) with respect to any proposed Investment or acquisition of the subject Person for which committed financing is or is sought to be obtained, the event for which a determination under this definition is made may occur after the date upon which the relevant determination or calculation is made), in each case, as if each such event occurred on the first day of the Reference Period; provided that (x) pro forma effect will be given to reasonably identifiable and quantifiable pro forma cost savings or expense reductions related to operational efficiencies (including the entry into or renegotiation of any material contract or arrangement), strategic initiatives or purchasing improvements and other cost savings, improvements or synergies, in each case, that have been realized, or are reasonably expected to be realized, by such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries based upon actions to be taken (1) with respect to the Transactions, within twenty-four (24) months after the consummation of the Closing Date and (2) with respect to any adjustments other than those related to the Transactions, within eighteen (18) months after the consummation of the action, in each case, as if such cost savings, expense reductions, improvements and synergies occurred (or were realized) on the first day of the Reference Period and (y) no amount shall be added back pursuant to this definition to the extent duplicative of amounts that are otherwise included in computing Consolidated EBITDA for such Reference Period; provided further, that any amounts given pro forma effect pursuant to clause (x) above and clause (k) of the definition of “Consolidated EBITDA” (other than, in each case, in relation to the Transactions or adjustments calculated in accordance with Regulation S-X) shall not exceed 25% of the Consolidated EBITDA for any Reference Period calculated before giving effect to the add-backs set forth in such clause (x) above and clause (k) of the definition of “Consolidated EBITDA” but after giving effect to any add-backs in relation to the Transactions or adjustments calculated in accordance with Regulation S-X.
For purposes of making any computation referred to above:
(ce)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 for which a determination under this definition is made had been the applicable rate for the entire period (taking into account any Swap Contracts applicable to such Indebtedness if such Swap Contracts has a remaining term in excess of 12 months);
(cf)interest on a Capitalized Lease Obligation shall be deemed to accrue at an interest rate reasonably determined by a responsible financial or accounting officer, in his or her capacity as such and not in his or her personal capacity, of the Borrower or a direct or indirect parent of the Borrower to be the rate of interest implicit in such Capitalized Lease Obligation in accordance with GAAP;
(cg)interest on Indebtedness that may optionally be determined at an interest rate based upon a factor of a prime or similar rate, a Term SOFR Reference Rate or other rate, shall be deemed to have been based upon the rate actually chosen, or, if none, then based upon such optional rate chosen as the Borrower may designate;
(ch)interest on any Indebtedness under a revolving credit facility or a Qualified Receivables Financing computed on a pro forma basis shall be computed based upon the average daily balance of such Indebtedness during the applicable period; and
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(ci)to the extent not already covered above, any such calculation may include adjustments calculated in accordance with Regulation S-X.
Any pro forma calculation may include, without limitation, (1) adjustments calculated in accordance with Regulation S-X, (2) adjustments calculated to give effect to any Pro Forma Cost Savings and (3) all adjustments of the nature included in the EBITDA reconciliations set forth in the confidential information memorandum and the lender presentation dated January 16, 2019, to the extent such adjustments, without duplication, continue to be applicable to the Reference Period; provided that any such adjustments that consist of reductions in costs and other operating improvements or synergies shall be calculated in accordance with, and satisfy the requirements specified in, the definition of “Pro Forma Cost Savings.”
Pro Forma Cost Savings” means, without duplication of any amounts referenced in the definition of “Pro Forma Basis,” an amount equal to the amount of cost savings, operating expense reductions, operating improvements (including the entry into, amendment or renegotiation of any material contract or arrangement) and synergies, in each case, projected in good faith to be realized (calculated on a pro forma basis as though such items had been realized on the first day of such period) as a result of actions taken or to be taken by the Borrower (or any successor thereto) or any Restricted Subsidiary, net of the amount of actual benefits realized or expected to be realized during such period that are otherwise included in the calculation of Consolidated EBITDA from such actions; provided that such cost savings, operating expense reductions, operating improvements and synergies are reasonably identifiable (as determined in good faith by a responsible financial or accounting officer, in his or her capacity as such and not in his or her personal capacity, of the Borrower (or any successor thereto) or of any direct or indirect parent of the Borrower) and are reasonably anticipated to result from actions taken or to be taken within (1) with respect to the Transactions, within twenty-four (24) months after the Closing Date and (2) with respect to any adjustments other than the Transactions, within eighteen (18) months after the consummation of any change that is, in each case, expected to result in such cost savings, expense reductions, operating improvements or synergies; provided that no cost savings, operating expense reductions, operating improvements and synergies shall be added pursuant to this definition to the extent duplicative of any expenses or charges otherwise added to Consolidated Net Income or Consolidated EBITDA, whether through a pro forma adjustment, add back, exclusion or otherwise, for such period.
Pro Rata Share” means, with respect to each Lender and any Facility or all the Facilities or any Tranche or all the Tranches (as the case may be) at any time, a fraction (expressed as a percentage, carried out to the ninth decimal place, and subject to adjustment as provided in Section 2.17), the numerator of which is the amount of the Commitments of such Lender under the applicable Facility or the Facilities or Tranche or Tranches (and, in the case of any Term Loan Tranche after the applicable borrowing date and without duplication, the outstanding principal amount of Term Loans under such Tranche, of such Lender, at such time) at such time and the denominator of which is the amount of the Aggregate Commitments under the applicable Facility or the Facilities or Tranche or Tranches at such time (and, in the case of any Term Loan Tranche and without duplication, the outstanding principal amount of Term Loans under such Tranche, at such time); provided that if the commitment of each Lender to make Loans and the obligation of each L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions have been terminated pursuant to Section 8.02, then the Pro Rata Share of each Lender shall be determined based on the Pro Rata Share of such Lender immediately prior to such termination and after giving effect to any subsequent assignments made pursuant to the terms hereof. The initial Pro Rata Share of each Lender is set forth opposite the name of such Lender on Schedule 2.01 or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender became a party hereto, as applicable.
PTE” means a prohibited transaction class exemption issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, as any such exemption may be amended from time to time.
Public Company” means any Person with a class or series of Voting Stock that is traded on a stock exchange or in the over-the-counter market.
Public Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.
Public Side Information” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.
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Qualified Holding Company Indebtedness” means Indebtedness of Holdings (A) that is not subject to any Guarantee by any Subsidiary of Holdings (other than a Subsidiary as provided for under clause (i) of the proviso in Section 7.09 of this Agreement), (B) that has no scheduled amortization or scheduled payments of principal and is not subject to mandatory redemption, repurchase, prepayment or sinking fund obligation, in each case, other than at the final maturity of such Indebtedness (it being understood that such Indebtedness may have mandatory prepayment, repurchase or redemption provisions satisfying the requirements of clause (C) below), (C) that has mandatory prepayment, repurchase or redemption, covenant, default and remedy provisions customary for senior notes (or no more restrictive than is customary) of an issuer that is the parent of a borrower under senior secured credit facilities, and in any event, with respect to covenant, default and remedy provisions, no more restrictive (taken as a whole) than those set forth in this Agreement (other than provisions customary for senior notes of a holding company, including (x) customary assets sale, change of control provisions and customary acceleration rights after an event of default, (y) customary “AHYDO” payments and (z) special mandatory redemptions in connection with customary escrow arrangements and customary acceleration rights after an event of default) and (D) if such Indebtedness is secured, it shall only be secured by assets of any Parent Holding Company (other than Holdings) and any Subsidiary of Holdings that is not prohibited from guaranteeing such Indebtedness as provided in clause (A) of this definition; provided that, at Holdings’ option, delivery of a certificate of a Responsible Officer to the Administrative Agent at least five Business Days (or such shorter period as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent) prior to the incurrence of such Indebtedness, together with a reasonably detailed description of the material terms and conditions of such Indebtedness or drafts of the documentation relating thereto, stating that Holdings has reasonably determined in good faith that such terms and conditions satisfy the foregoing requirement shall be conclusive evidence that such terms and conditions satisfy the foregoing requirement unless the Administrative Agent notifies Holdings within such five Business Day period that it disagrees with such determination (including a reasonably detailed description of the basis upon which it disagrees); provided, further, that any such Indebtedness shall constitute Qualified Holding Company Indebtedness only if immediately after giving effect to the issuance or incurrence thereof and the use of proceeds thereof, no Event of Default under Section 8.01(f) or (g) shall have occurred and be continuing.
Qualified IPO” means the consummation of an offering (on either a primary or secondary basis) of the common Equity Interests of Holdings or any Parent Holding Company (other than an offering pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-8) resulting in such Equity Interests being listed on a nationally-recognized stock exchange in the applicable jurisdiction.
Qualified Receivables Factoring” means any Factoring Transaction that meets the following conditions:
(cj)such Factoring Transaction is non-recourse to, and does not obligate, the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, or their respective properties or assets (other than Receivables Assets) in any way other than pursuant to Standard Securitization Undertakings,
(ck)all sales, conveyances, assignments and/or contributions of Receivables Assets by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary are made at Fair Market Value in the context of a Factoring Transaction (as determined in good faith by the Borrower), and
(cl)such Factoring Transaction (including financing terms, covenants, termination events (if any) and other provisions thereof) is on market terms at the time such Factoring Transaction is first entered into (as determined in good faith by the Borrower) and may include Standard Securitization Undertakings.
The grant of a security interest in any accounts receivable of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries (other than a Receivables Subsidiary) to secure any Credit Agreement shall not be deemed a Qualified Receivables Factoring.
Qualified Receivables Financing” means any Receivables Financing that meets the following conditions:
(cm)all sales, conveyances, assignments and/or contributions of Receivables Assets by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to any Receivables Subsidiary are made at Fair Market Value in the context of a Receivables Financing (as determined in good faith by the Borrower), and
(cn)the financing terms, covenants, termination events and other provisions thereof shall be on market terms at the time such Receivables Financing is first entered into (as determined in good faith by the Borrower) and may include Standard Securitization Undertakings.
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The grant of a security interest in any accounts receivable of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries (other than a Receivables Subsidiary) to secure any Credit Agreement shall not be deemed a Qualified Receivables Financing.
Qualified Reporting Subsidiary” has the meaning specified in Section 6.01.
Qualifying Bids” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Dutch Auction.”
Rating Agency” means (1) each of Fitch, Moody’s and S&P and (2) if Moody’s or S&P ceases to rate the Facilities for reasons outside of the Borrower’s control, a “nationally recognized statistical rating organization” within the meaning of Section 3 under the Exchange Act selected by Borrower or any direct or indirect parent of the Borrower as a replacement agency for Moody’s or S&P, as the case may be.
Ratio Acquisitions Debt” has the meaning specified in clause (o) of the second paragraph of Section 7.01.
Ratio Debt” has the meaning specified in the first paragraph of Section 7.01.
Ratio-Based Incremental Facility” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).
Receivables Assets” means accounts receivable (whether now existing or arising in the future) of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, and any assets related thereto including, without limitation, all collateral securing such accounts receivable, all contracts and all guarantees or other payment support obligations (including, without limitation, letters of credit, promissory notes or trade credit insurance) in respect of such accounts receivable, proceeds of such accounts receivable and other assets which are customarily transferred or in respect of which security interests are customarily granted in connection with non-recourse, asset securitization or factoring transactions involving accounts receivable and any Swap Contracts entered into by the Borrower or any such Subsidiary in connection with such accounts receivable.
Receivables Fees” means distributions or payments made directly or by means of discounts with respect to any participation interest issued or sold in connection with, and other fees paid to a Person that is not a Restricted Subsidiary in connection with, any Receivables Financing or Factoring Transaction.
Receivables Financing” means any transaction or series of transactions that may be entered into by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries pursuant to which the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries may sell, contribute, convey, assign or otherwise transfer Receivables Assets to (a) a Receivables Subsidiary (in the case of a transfer by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries), and (b) any other Person (in the case of a transfer by a Receivables Subsidiary), which in either case, may include a backup or precautionary grant of security interest in such Receivables Assets so sold, contributed, conveyed, assigned or otherwise transferred).
Receivables Repurchase Obligation” means (i) any obligation of a seller of receivables in a Qualified Receivables Factoring or Qualified Receivables Financing to repurchase receivables arising as a result of a breach of a representation, warranty or covenant or otherwise, including as a result of a receivable or portion thereof becoming subject to any asserted defense, dispute, off-set or counterclaim of any kind as a result of any action taken by, any failure to take action by or any other event relating to the seller or (ii) any right of a seller of receivables in a Qualified Receivables Factoring or Qualified Receivables Financing to repurchase defaulted receivables for the purposes of claiming sales tax bad debt relief.
Receivables Subsidiary” means a Wholly Owned Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower (or another Person formed for the purposes of engaging in a Qualified Receivables Financing with the Borrower and/or one or more of its Restricted Subsidiaries (including, a special purpose securitization vehicle (or similar entity)) in which the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower or a direct or indirect parent of the Borrower makes an Investment (or which otherwise owes to the Borrower or one of its Restricted Subsidiaries any deferral of part of the purchase price of the Receivables Assets for the purpose of credit enhancement given under the Qualified Receivables Financing) and to which the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower or a direct or indirect parent of the Borrower sells, conveys, assigns or otherwise transfers Receivables Assets (which may include a backup or precautionary grant of security interest in such Receivables Assets sold, conveyed, assigned or otherwise transferred or purported to be so sold, conveyed, assigned or otherwise transferred)) which engages in no activities other than in connection with the purchase, acquisition or financing of Receivables Assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries or a direct or indirect parent