Second Amended and Restated Performance Undertaking Agreement, dated as of October 16, 2020, executed by AmerisourceBergen Corporation, as performance guarantor
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SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED PERFORMANCE UNDERTAKING
THIS SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED PERFORMANCE UNDERTAKING (this “Undertaking”), dated as of October 16, 2020, is executed by AmerisourceBergen Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Performance Guarantor”), in favor of Amerisource Receivables Financial Corporation, a Delaware corporation (together with its successors and assigns, “Recipient”). This Undertaking amends and restates that certain Amended and Restated Performance Undertaking, dated as of December 2, 2004, by the Performance Guarantor and after the date hereof, all references in any Transaction Document to the Performance Undertaking shall be deemed references to this Undertaking.
1. AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation (“ABDC”) and ASD Specialty Healthcare, LLC (each of the foregoing, an “Originator” and collectively, the “Originators”) and Recipient have entered into an Amended and Restated Receivables Sale Agreement, dated as of October 16, 2020 (as amended, restated or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Sale Agreement”), pursuant to which each Originator, subject to the terms and conditions contained therein, is selling and/or contributing its right, title and interest in its accounts receivable to Recipient.
2. Performance Guarantor owns one hundred percent (100%) of the capital stock of each Originator and Recipient, and each Originator, and accordingly, Performance Guarantor has and is expected to continue to receive substantial direct and indirect benefits from its sale or contribution of receivables to Recipient pursuant to the Sale Agreement (which benefits are hereby acknowledged).
3. As an inducement for Recipient to acquire the Originators’ accounts receivable pursuant to the Sale Agreement, Performance Guarantor has agreed to guaranty the due and punctual performance by each Originator of its obligations under the Sale Agreement, as well as the Servicing Related Obligations (as hereinafter defined).
4. Performance Guarantor wishes to guaranty the due and punctual performance by each Originator of its obligations to Recipient under or in respect of the Sale Agreement and the Servicing Related Obligations (as hereinafter defined), as provided herein.
NOW, THEREFORE, Performance Guarantor hereby agrees as follows:
Section 1. Definitions. Capitalized terms used herein and not defined herein shall have the respective meanings assigned thereto in the Sale Agreement or the Receivables Purchase Agreement (as hereinafter defined). In addition:
“Guaranteed Obligations” means, collectively: (a) all covenants, agreements, terms, conditions and indemnities to be performed and observed by each Originator under and pursuant to the Sale Agreement and each other document executed and delivered by each Originator pursuant to the Sale Agreement, including, without limitation, the due and punctual payment of all sums which are or may become due and owing by each Originator under the Sale Agreement, whether for fees, expenses (including counsel fees), indemnified amounts or otherwise, whether upon any termination or for any other reason and (b) all obligations of ABDC (i) as Servicer under the Amended and Restated Receivables Purchase Agreement, dated as of April 29, 2010, by and among Recipient, as Seller, AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation, as Servicer, the various Purchaser Groups from time to time party thereto, and MUFG Bank, Ltd. (f/k/a The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.), as Administrator (as amended, restated or otherwise modified, the “Receivables Purchase Agreement” and, together with the Sale Agreement, the “Agreements”) or (ii) which arise pursuant to Sections 8.2, 8.3 or 13.3(a) of the Receivables Purchase Agreement as a result of its termination as Servicer (all such obligations under this clause (b), collectively, the “Servicing Related Obligations”).
Section 2. Guaranty of Performance of Guaranteed Obligations. Performance Guarantor hereby guarantees to Recipient, the full and punctual payment and performance by each Originator of its Guaranteed Obligations. This Undertaking is an absolute, unconditional and continuing guaranty of the full and punctual performance of all Guaranteed Obligations of each Originator under the Agreements and each other document executed and delivered by each Originator pursuant to the Agreements and is in no way conditioned upon any requirement that Recipient first attempt to collect any amounts owing by any Originator to Recipient, the Administrator, any Purchaser Agent or any Purchaser from any other Person or resort to any collateral security, any balance of any deposit account or credit on the books of Recipient, the Administrator, any Purchaser Agent or any Purchaser in favor of such Originator or any other Person or other means of obtaining payment. Should any Originator default in the payment or performance of any of its Guaranteed Obligations, Recipient (or its assigns) may cause the immediate performance by Performance Guarantor of the Guaranteed Obligations and cause any payment Guaranteed Obligations to become forthwith due and payable to Recipient (or its assigns), without demand or notice of any nature (other than as expressly provided herein), all of which are hereby expressly waived by Performance Guarantor. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Undertaking is not a guarantee of the collection of any of the Receivables and Performance Guarantor shall not be responsible for any Guaranteed Obligations to the extent the failure to perform such Guaranteed Obligations by any Originator results from Receivables being uncollectible on account of the insolvency, bankruptcy or lack of creditworthiness of the related Obligor; provided that nothing herein shall relieve any Originator from performing in full its Guaranteed Obligations under the Agreements or Performance Guarantor of its undertaking hereunder with respect to the full performance of such duties.
Section 3. Performance Guarantor’s Further Agreements to Pay. Performance Guarantor further agrees, as the principal obligor and not as a guarantor only, to pay to Recipient (and its assigns), forthwith upon demand in funds immediately available to Recipient, all reasonable costs and expenses (including court costs and reasonable legal expenses) incurred or expended by Recipient in connection with the Guaranteed Obligations, this Undertaking and the
enforcement thereof, together with interest on amounts recoverable under this Undertaking from the time when such amounts become due until payment, at a rate of interest (computed for the actual number of days elapsed based on a 360 day year) equal to the Prime Rate of MUFG Bank, Ltd. plus 2% per annum, such rate of interest changing when and as such Prime Rate changes.
Section 4. Waivers by Performance Guarantor. Performance Guarantor waives notice of acceptance of this Undertaking, notice of any action taken or omitted by Recipient (or its assigns) in reliance on this Undertaking, and any requirement that Recipient (or its assigns) be diligent or prompt in making demands under this Undertaking, giving notice of any Amortization Event, other default or omission by any Originator or asserting any other rights of Recipient under this Undertaking. Performance Guarantor warrants that it has adequate means to obtain from each Originator, on a continuing basis, information concerning the financial condition of such Originator, and that it is not relying on Recipient to provide such information, now or in the future. Performance Guarantor also irrevocably waives all defenses (i) that at any time may be available in respect of the Guaranteed Obligations by virtue of any statute of limitations, valuation, stay, moratorium law or other similar law now or hereafter in effect or (ii) that arise under the law of suretyship, including impairment of collateral. Recipient (and its assigns) shall be at liberty, without giving notice to or obtaining the assent of Performance Guarantor and without relieving Performance Guarantor of any liability under this Undertaking, to deal with each Originator and with each other party who now is or after the date hereof becomes liable in any manner for any of the Guaranteed Obligations, in such manner as Recipient in its sole discretion deems fit, and to this end Performance Guarantor agrees that the validity and enforceability of this Undertaking, including without limitation, the provisions of Section 7 hereof, shall not be impaired or affected by any of the following: (a) any extension, modification or renewal of, or indulgence with respect to, or substitutions for, the Guaranteed Obligations or any part thereof or any agreement relating thereto at any time; (b) any failure or omission to enforce any right, power or remedy with respect to the Guaranteed Obligations or any part thereof or any agreement relating thereto, or any collateral securing the Guaranteed Obligations or any part thereof; (c) any waiver of any right, power or remedy or of any Termination Event, Amortization Event, or default with respect to the Guaranteed Obligations or any part thereof or any agreement relating thereto; (d) any release, surrender, compromise, settlement, waiver, subordination or modification, with or without consideration, of any other obligation of any person or entity with respect to the Guaranteed Obligations or any part thereof; (e) the enforceability or validity of the Guaranteed Obligations or any part thereof or the genuineness, enforceability or validity of any agreement relating thereto or with respect to the Guaranteed Obligations or any part thereof; (f) the application of payments received from any source to the payment of any payment obligations of any Originator or any part thereof or amounts which are not covered by this Undertaking even though Recipient (or its assigns) might lawfully have elected to apply such payments to any part or all of the payment obligations of such Originator or to amounts which are not covered by this Undertaking; (g) the existence of any claim, setoff or other rights which Performance Guarantor may have at any time against any Originator in connection herewith or any unrelated transaction; (h) any assignment or transfer of the Guaranteed Obligations or any part thereof; or (i) any failure on the part of any Originator to perform or comply with any term of the Agreements or any other document executed in connection therewith or delivered thereunder, all whether or not Performance Guarantor shall
have had notice or knowledge of any act or omission referred to in the foregoing clauses (a) through (i) of this Section 4.
Section 5. Unenforceability of Guaranteed Obligations Against Originators. Notwithstanding (a) any change of ownership of any Originator or the insolvency, bankruptcy or any other change in the legal status of any Originator; (b) the change in or the imposition of any law, decree, regulation or other governmental act which does or might impair, delay or in any way affect the validity, enforceability or the payment when due of the Guaranteed Obligations; (c) the failure of any Originator or Performance Guarantor to maintain in full force, validity or effect or to obtain or renew when required all governmental and other approvals, licenses or consents required in connection with the Guaranteed Obligations or this Undertaking, or to take any other action required in connection with the performance of all obligations pursuant to the Guaranteed Obligations or this Undertaking; or (d) if any of the moneys included in the Guaranteed Obligations have become irrecoverable from the applicable Originator for any other reason other than final payment in full of the payment obligations in accordance with their terms, this Undertaking shall nevertheless be binding on Performance Guarantor. This Undertaking shall be in addition to any other guaranty or other security for the Guaranteed Obligations, and it shall not be rendered unenforceable by the invalidity of any such other guaranty or security. In the event that acceleration of the time for payment of any of the Guaranteed Obligations is stayed upon the insolvency, bankruptcy or reorganization of an Originator or for any other reason with respect to such Originator, all such amounts then due and owing with respect to the Guaranteed Obligations under the terms of the Agreements, or any other agreement evidencing, securing or otherwise executed in connection with the Guaranteed Obligations, shall be immediately due and payable by Performance Guarantor.
Section 6. Representations, Warranties and Covenants. Performance Guarantor hereby represents and warrants to, and covenants with, Recipient that:
(a) Existence and Standing. Performance Guarantor is a corporation duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of its state of incorporation. Performance Guarantor is duly qualified to do business and is in good standing as a foreign corporation, and has and holds all corporate power and all governmental licenses, authorizations, consents and approvals required to carry on its business in each jurisdiction in which its business is conducted except where the failure to so qualify or so hold could not reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on its financial conditions or results of operations.
(b) Authorization, Execution and Delivery; Binding Effect. The execution and delivery by Performance Guarantor of this Undertaking, and the performance of its obligations hereunder, are within its corporate powers and authority and have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action on its part. This Undertaking has been duly executed and delivered by Performance Guarantor. This Undertaking constitutes the legal, valid and binding obligation of Performance Guarantor enforceable against Performance Guarantor in accordance with its terms, except as such enforcement may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or other similar laws relating to or limiting creditors’ rights generally and by
general principles of equity (regardless of whether enforcement is sought in a proceeding in equity or at law).
(c) No Conflict; Government Consent. The execution and delivery by Performance Guarantor of this Undertaking, and the performance of its obligations hereunder, do not contravene or violate (i) its certificate or articles of incorporation or by-laws, (ii) any law, rule or regulation applicable to it, (iii) any restrictions under any agreement, contract or instrument to which it is a party or by which it or any of its property is bound, or (iv) any order, writ, judgment, award, injunction or decree binding on or affecting it or its property, and do not result in the creation or imposition of any Lien on assets of Performance Guarantor or its Subsidiaries (except as created hereunder) except, in any case, where such contravention or violation could not reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on its financial conditions or results of operations or result in rendering any indebtedness evidenced thereby due and payable prior to its maturity or result in the creation or imposition of any Lien pursuant to the terms of any such instrument or agreement upon any property (now owned or hereafter acquired).
(d) Financial Statements. The consolidated financial statements of Performance Guarantor and its consolidated Subsidiaries dated as of December 31, 2002 and March 31, 2003 heretofore delivered to Recipient have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles consistently applied and fairly present in all material respects the consolidated financial condition and results of operations of Performance Guarantor and its consolidated Subsidiaries as of such dates and for the periods ended on such dates. Since the later of (i) March 31, 2003 and (ii) the last time this representation was made or deemed made, no event has occurred which would or could reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on its financial conditions or results of operations.
(e) Taxes. Performance Guarantor has timely filed or caused to be filed all tax returns and reports required to have been filed and has paid or caused to be paid all taxes required to have been paid by it, except (i) any taxes that are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which Performance Guarantor has set aside on its books adequate reserves or (ii) to the extent that the failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on its financial conditions or results of operations.
(f) Litigation and Contingent Obligations. Except as disclosed in the filings made by Performance Guarantor with the Securities and Exchange Commission, there are no actions, suits or proceedings pending or, to the best of Performance Guarantor’s knowledge threatened against or affecting Performance Guarantor or any of its properties, in or before any court, arbitrator or other body, that could reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on (i) the business, properties, condition (financial or otherwise) or results of operations of Performance Guarantor and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole, (ii) the ability of Performance Guarantor to perform its obligations under this Undertaking, or (iii) the validity or enforceability of any of this Undertaking or the rights or remedies of Recipient hereunder. Performance Guarantor does not have any material Contingent Obligations not provided for or disclosed in the financial statements referred to in Section 6(d).
(g) Financial Covenant. Performance Guarantor shall comply at all times with the covenant set forth in Section 6.05 of the Credit Agreement (without giving effect to any amendment, waiver, termination, supplement or other modification thereof unless consented to by the Administrator and the Required Purchaser Agents).
Section 7. Subrogation; Subordination. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, until the Guaranteed Obligations are paid in full Performance Guarantor: (a) will not enforce or otherwise exercise any right of subrogation to any of the rights of Recipient, the Administrator, any Purchaser Agent or any Purchaser against any Originator, (b) hereby waives all rights of subrogation (whether contractual, under Section 509 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, at law or in equity or otherwise) to the claims of Recipient, the Administrator, each Purchaser Agent and each Purchaser against any Originator and all contractual, statutory or legal or equitable rights of contribution, reimbursement, indemnification and similar rights and “claims” (as that term is defined in the Federal Bankruptcy Code) which Performance Guarantor might now have or hereafter acquire against any Originator that arise from the existence or performance of Performance Guarantor’s obligations hereunder, (c) will not claim any setoff, recoupment or counterclaim against any Originator in respect of any liability of Performance Guarantor to such Originator and (d) waives any benefit of and any right to participate in any collateral security which may be held by Recipient, the Administrator, any Purchaser Agent or any Purchaser. The payment of any amounts due with respect to any indebtedness of any Originator now or hereafter owed to Performance Guarantor is hereby subordinated to the prior payment in full of all of the Guaranteed Obligations. Performance Guarantor agrees that, after the occurrence of any default in the payment or performance of any of the Guaranteed Obligations, Performance Guarantor will not demand, sue for or otherwise attempt to collect any such indebtedness of any Originator to Performance Guarantor until all of the Guaranteed Obligations shall have been paid and performed in full. If, notwithstanding the foregoing sentence, Performance Guarantor shall collect, enforce or receive any amounts in respect of such indebtedness while any obligations are still unperformed or outstanding, such amounts shall be collected, enforced and received by Performance Guarantor as trustee for Recipient (and its assigns) and be paid over to Recipient (or its assigns) on account of the Guaranteed Obligations without affecting in any manner the liability of Performance Guarantor under the other provisions of this Undertaking. The provisions of this Section 7 shall be supplemental to and not in derogation of any rights and remedies of Recipient under any separate subordination agreement which Recipient may at any time and from time to time enter into with Performance Guarantor.
Section 8. Termination of Performance Undertaking. Performance Guarantor’s obligations hereunder shall continue in full force and effect until all Aggregate Unpaids are finally paid and satisfied in full and the Receivables Purchase Agreement is terminated; provided that this Undertaking shall continue to be effective or shall be reinstated, as the case may be, if at any time payment or other satisfaction of any of the Guaranteed Obligations is rescinded or must otherwise be restored or returned upon the bankruptcy, insolvency, or reorganization of any Originator or otherwise, as though such payment had not been made or other satisfaction occurred, whether or not Recipient (or its assigns) is in possession of this Undertaking. No invalidity, irregularity or unenforceability by reason of the federal bankruptcy code or any
insolvency or other similar law, or any law or order of any government or agency thereof purporting to reduce, amend or otherwise affect the Guaranteed Obligations shall impair, affect, be a defense to or claim against the obligations of Performance Guarantor under this Undertaking.
Section 9. Effect of Bankruptcy. This Performance Undertaking shall survive the insolvency of any Originator and the commencement of any case or proceeding by or against any Originator under the Federal Bankruptcy Code or other federal, state or other applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization statutes. No automatic stay under the Federal Bankruptcy Code with respect to any Originator or other federal, state or other applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization statutes to which any Originator is subject shall postpone the obligations of Performance Guarantor under this Undertaking.
Section 10. Setoff. Regardless of the other means of obtaining payment of any of the Guaranteed Obligations, Recipient (and its assigns) is hereby authorized at any time and from time to time, without notice to Performance Guarantor (any such notice being expressly waived by Performance Guarantor) and to the fullest extent permitted by law, to set off and apply any deposits and other sums against the obligations of Performance Guarantor under this Undertaking, whether or not Recipient (or any such assign) shall have made any demand under this Undertaking and although such obligations may be contingent or unmatured.
Section 11. Taxes. All payments to be made by Performance Guarantor hereunder shall be made free and clear of any deduction or withholding. If Performance Guarantor is required by law to make any deduction or withholding on account of tax or otherwise from any such payment, the sum due from it in respect of such payment shall be increased to the extent necessary to ensure that, after the making of such deduction or withholding, Recipient receive a net sum equal to the sum which it would have received had no deduction or withholding been made.
Section 12. Further Assurances. Performance Guarantor agrees that it will from time to time, at the request of Recipient (or its assigns), provide information relating to the business and affairs of Performance Guarantor as Recipient may reasonably request. Performance Guarantor also agrees to do all such things and execute all such documents as Recipient (or its assigns) may reasonably consider necessary or desirable to give full effect to this Undertaking and to perfect and preserve the rights and powers of Recipient hereunder.
Section 13. Successors and Assigns. This Performance Undertaking shall be binding upon Performance Guarantor, its successors and permitted assigns, and shall inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by Recipient and its successors and assigns. Performance Guarantor may not assign or transfer any of its obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of each of Recipient, the Administrator and each Purchaser Agent. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing sentence, Recipient may assign or otherwise transfer the Agreements, any other documents executed in connection therewith or delivered thereunder or any other agreement or note held by them evidencing, securing or otherwise executed in connection with the Guaranteed Obligations, or sell participations in any interest therein, to any other entity or other Person, and such other entity or other Person shall thereupon become vested, to the extent set forth in the
agreement evidencing such assignment, transfer or participation, with all the rights in respect thereof granted to the beneficiaries herein.
Section 14. Amendments and Waivers. No amendment or waiver of any provision of this Undertaking nor consent to any departure by Performance Guarantor therefrom shall be effective unless the same shall be in writing and signed by Recipient, the Administrator, each Purchaser Agent and Performance Guarantor. No failure on the part of Recipient to exercise, and no delay in exercising, any right hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof; nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right hereunder preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right.
Section 15. Notices. All notices and other communications provided for hereunder shall be made in writing and shall be addressed as follows: if to Performance Guarantor, at the address set forth beneath its signature hereto, and if to Recipient, at the addresses set forth beneath its signature hereto, or at such other addresses as each of Performance Guarantor or any Recipient may designate in writing to the other. Each such notice or other communication shall be effective (1) if given by telecopy, upon the receipt thereof, (2) if given by mail, three (3) Business Days after the time such communication is deposited in the mail with first class postage prepaid or (3) if given by any other means, when received at the address specified in this Section 15.
Section 16. GOVERNING LAW. THIS UNDERTAKING SHALL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNAL LAWS (AND NOT THE LAW OF CONFLICTS) OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
Section 17. CONSENT TO JURISDICTION. EACH OF PERFORMANCE GUARANTOR AND RECIPIENT HEREBY IRREVOCABLY SUBMITS TO THE NON-EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF ANY UNITED STATES FEDERAL OR NEW YORK STATE COURT SITTING IN THE BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN IN ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS UNDERTAKING, THE AGREEMENTS OR ANY OTHER DOCUMENT EXECUTED IN CONNECTION THEREWITH OR DELIVERED THEREUNDER AND EACH OF PERFORMANCE GUARANTOR AND RECIPIENT HEREBY IRREVOCABLY AGREES THAT ALL CLAIMS IN RESPECT OF SUCH ACTION OR PROCEEDING MAY BE HEARD AND DETERMINED IN ANY SUCH COURT AND IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY OBJECTION IT MAY NOW OR HEREAFTER HAVE AS TO THE VENUE OF ANY SUCH SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING BROUGHT IN SUCH A COURT OR THAT SUCH COURT IS AN INCONVENIENT FORUM.
Section 18. Bankruptcy Petition. Performance Guarantor hereby covenants and agrees that, prior to the date that is one year and one day after the payment in full of all outstanding senior Indebtedness of Conduit Purchaser, it will not institute against, or join any other Person in instituting against, Conduit Purchaser any bankruptcy, reorganization, arrangement, insolvency or liquidation proceedings or other similar proceeding under the laws of the United States or any state of the United States.
Section 19. Miscellaneous. This Undertaking constitutes the entire agreement of Performance Guarantor with respect to the matters set forth herein. The rights and remedies herein provided are cumulative and not exclusive of any remedies provided by law or any other agreement, and this Undertaking shall be in addition to any other guaranty of or collateral security for any of the Guaranteed Obligations. The provisions of this Undertaking are severable, and in any action or proceeding involving any state corporate law, or any state or federal bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or other law affecting the rights of creditors generally, if the obligations of Performance Guarantor hereunder would otherwise be held or determined to be avoidable, invalid or unenforceable on account of the amount of Performance Guarantor’s liability under this Undertaking, then, notwithstanding any other provision of this Undertaking to the contrary, the amount of such liability shall, without any further action by Performance Guarantor or Recipient, be automatically limited and reduced to the highest amount that is valid and enforceable as determined in such action or proceeding. Any provisions of this Undertaking which are prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or unenforceability without invalidating the remaining provisions hereof, and any such prohibition or unenforceability in any jurisdiction shall not invalidate or render unenforceable such provision in any other jurisdiction. Unless otherwise specified, references herein to “Section” shall mean a reference to sections of this Undertaking.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Performance Guarantor has caused this Undertaking to be executed and delivered as of the date first above written.
By: /s/ J.F. Quinn
Name: J.F. Quinn
Title: Senior Vice President & Corporate Treasurer
Address: AmerisourceBergen Corporation
1300 Morris Drive
Chesterbrook, PA 19087
Attention: Jack Quinn