EX-10.1 2 a2021q310-qexx1001.htm EX-10.1 Document
LIBOR TRANSITION AMENDMENT
THIS LIBOR TRANSITION AMENDMENT (this “Agreement”), dated as of September 20, 2021 (the “Amendment Effective Date”), is entered into between BLACKBAUD, INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Borrower”), and Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent (the “Administrative Agent”).
WHEREAS, the Borrower, the lenders from time to time party thereto (the “Lenders”), and the Administrative Agent have entered into that certain Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of October 30, 2020 (as amended, restated, amended and restated, modified, extended, restated, replaced, or supplemented from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”);
WHEREAS, certain loans and/or other extensions of credit (the “Loans”) under the Credit Agreement denominated in Sterling (the “Impacted Currency”) accrue or are permitted to accrue interest, fees, commissions or other amounts based on the London Interbank Offered Rate as administered by the ICE Benchmark Administration (“LIBOR”) in accordance with the terms of the Credit Agreement; and
WHEREAS, applicable parties under the Credit Agreement have determined in accordance with the Credit Agreement that LIBOR for the Impacted Currency should be replaced with a successor rate in accordance with Section 4.8(c) of the Credit Agreement and, in connection therewith, the Administrative Agent has determined that certain conforming changes are necessary or advisable.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual covenants contained herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:
1. Defined Terms. Capitalized terms used herein but not otherwise defined herein (including on any Appendix attached hereto) shall have the meanings provided to such terms in the Credit Agreement, as amended by this Agreement.
2. Agreement. Notwithstanding any provision of the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document to the contrary, the parties hereto hereby agree that the terms set forth on Appendix A shall apply solely with respect to the Impacted Currency. For the avoidance of doubt, to the extent provisions in the Credit Agreement apply to the Impacted Currency and such provisions are not specifically addressed by Appendix A, the provisions in the Credit Agreement shall continue to apply to the Impacted Currency.
3. Conflict with Loan Documents. In the event of any conflict between the terms of this Agreement and the terms of the Credit Agreement or the other Loan Documents, the terms hereof shall control.
4. Conditions Precedent. This Agreement shall become effective on the fifth (5th) Business Day after receipt by the Administrative Agent of counterparts of this Agreement, properly executed by the Borrower and the Administrative Agent but only to the extent that Lenders comprising the Required Lenders have not by 5:00 p.m. New York time on such date provided written notice to the Administrative Agent that such Required Lenders object to this Agreement.
5. Payment of Expenses. The Borrower agrees to reimburse the Administrative Agent for all reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of the Administrative Agent in connection with the
preparation, execution and delivery of this Agreement, including all reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of counsel to the Administrative Agent (paid directly to such counsel if requested by the Administrative Agent).
(a) The Loan Documents, and the obligations of the Borrower under the Loan Documents, are hereby ratified and confirmed and shall remain in full force and effect according to their terms. This Agreement is a Loan Document.
(b) The Borrower (i) acknowledges and consents to all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, (ii) affirms all of its obligations under the Loan Documents, (iii) agrees that this Agreement and all documents executed in connection herewith do not operate to reduce or discharge its obligations under the Loan Documents, (iv) agrees that the Security Documents continue to be in full force and effect and are not impaired or adversely affected in any manner whatsoever, (v) confirms its grant of security interests pursuant to the Security Documents to which it is a party as Collateral for the Obligations, and (vi) acknowledges that all Liens granted (or purported to be granted) pursuant to the Security Documents remain and continue in full force and effect in respect of, and to secure, the Obligations.
(c) The Borrower represents and warrants that as of the date hereof:
(i) The execution, delivery and performance by such Person of this Agreement is within such Person’s organizational powers and has been duly authorized by all necessary organizational, partnership, member or other action, as applicable, as may be necessary or required.
(ii) This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by such Person, and constitutes a valid and binding obligation of such Person, enforceable against it in accordance with the terms hereof, except as may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium, or similar state or federal debtor relief laws affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally and by general principles of equity.
(iii) The execution and delivery by such Person of this Agreement and performance by such Person of this Agreement have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or other organizational action, and do not and will not (i) contravene the terms of its certificate or articles of incorporation or organization or other applicable constitutive documents, (ii) conflict with or result in any breach or contravention of, or the creation of any lien under, or require any payment to be made under (x) any contractual obligation to which such Person is a party or affecting such Person or the properties of such Person or any subsidiary thereof or (y) any order, injunction, writ or decree of any governmental authority or any arbitral award to which such Person or any subsidiary thereof or its property is subject or (c) violate any law.
(iv) Immediately before and immediately after giving effect to this Agreement, (A) all representations and warranties of such Person set forth in the Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects (and in all respects if any such representation or warranty is already qualified by materiality (after giving effect to such materiality qualification)) on and as of the Amendment Effective Date (except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in
which case they were true and correct in all material respects (and in all respects if any such representation or warranty is already qualified by materiality (after giving effect to such materiality qualification)) as of such earlier date), and (B) no Event of Default exists.
(d) This Agreement may be in the form of an electronic record (in “.pdf” form or otherwise) and may be executed using electronic signatures, which shall be considered as originals and shall have the same legal effect, validity and enforceability as a paper record. This Agreement may be executed in as many counterparts as necessary or convenient, including both paper and electronic counterparts, but all such counterparts shall be one and the same Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, the authorization under this paragraph may include, without limitation, use or acceptance by the Administrative Agent of a manually signed Agreement which has been converted into electronic form (such as scanned into “.pdf” format), or an electronically signed Agreement converted into another format, for transmission, delivery and/or retention.
(e) Any provision of this Agreement held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such illegality, invalidity or unenforceability without affecting the legality, validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions hereof and the illegality, invalidity or unenforceability of a particular provision in a particular jurisdiction shall not invalidate or render unenforceable such provision in any other jurisdiction.
(f) The terms of the Credit Agreement with respect to governing law, submission to jurisdiction, waiver of venue and waiver of jury trial are incorporated herein by reference, mutatis mutandis, and the parties hereto agree to such terms.
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Each of the parties hereto has caused a counterpart of this Agreement to be duly executed and delivered as of the date first above written.
BLACKBAUD, INC., as a Borrower
|By:||/s/ Thomas E. Griffin|
|Name:||Thomas E. Griffin|
|Title:||VP Finance, Treasury|
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
as Administrative Agent
|By:||/s/ Liliana Claar|
TERMS APPLICABLE TO ALTERNATIVE CURRENCY LOANS
1. Defined Terms. The following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:
“Alternative Currency” means Sterling.
“Alternative Currency Daily Rate” means, for any day, with respect to any extension of credit under the Credit Agreement denominated in Sterling, the rate per annum equal to SONIA determined pursuant to the definition thereof plus the SONIA Adjustment; provided, that, if any Alternative Currency Daily Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed zero for purposes of this Agreement. Any change in an Alternative Currency Daily Rate shall be effective from and including the date of such change without further notice.
“Alternative Currency Daily Rate Loan” means a Loan that bears interest at a rate based on the definition of “Alternative Currency Daily Rate.” All Alternative Currency Daily Rate Loans must be denominated in an Alternative Currency.
“Alternative Currency Loan” means an Alternative Currency Daily Rate Loan.
“Applicable Rate” means the Applicable Rate, Applicable Margin or any similar or analogous definition in the Credit Agreement.
“Borrowing” means a Committed Borrowing, Borrowing, or any similar or analogous definition in the Credit Agreement.
“Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks are authorized to close under the laws of, or are in fact closed in, the state where the Administrative Agent’s Office is located; provided that
(a) if such day relates to any interest rate settings as to an Alternative Currency Loan denominated in Sterling, means a day other than a day banks are closed for general business in London because such day is a Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday under the laws of the United Kingdom; and
(b) if such day relates to any fundings, disbursements, settlements and payments in a currency other than euro in respect of an Alternative Currency Loan denominated in a currency other than euro, or any other dealings in any currency other than Euro to be carried out pursuant to this Agreement in respect of any such Alternative Currency Loan (other than any interest rate settings), means any such day on which banks are open for foreign exchange business in the principal financial center of the country of such currency.
“Committed Loan Notice” means a Committed Loan Notice, Loan Notice, Borrowing Notice, Continuation/Conversion Notice, or any similar or analogous definition in the Credit Agreement, and such term shall be deemed to include the Committed Loan Notice attached hereto as Exhibit A.
“Conforming Changes” means, with respect to the use, administration of or any conventions associated with SONIA or any proposed Successor Rate for any currency, any
conforming changes to the definitions of “SONIA”, “Interest Period”, timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest and other technical, administrative or operational matters (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the definition of “Business Day”, timing of borrowing requests or prepayment, conversion or continuation notices and length of lookback periods) as may be appropriate, in the discretion of the Administrative Agent, to reflect the adoption and implementation of such applicable rate(s) and to permit the administration thereof by the Administrative Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice for such currency (or, if the Administrative Agent determines that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or that no market practice for the administration of such rate for such currency exists, in such other manner of administration as the Administrative Agent determines is reasonably necessary in connection with the administration of this Agreement and any other Loan Document).
“Interest Payment Date” means, as to any Alternative Currency Daily Rate Loan, the last Business Day of each month and the applicable maturity date set forth in the Credit Agreement.
“Revaluation Date” means, with respect to any Loan, each of the following: (a) each date of a Borrowing of an Alternative Currency Loan, (b) with respect to an Alternative Currency Daily Rate Loan, each Interest Payment Date, and (c) such additional dates as the Administrative Agent shall determine or the Required Lenders shall require.
“SONIA” means, with respect to any applicable determination date, the Sterling Overnight Index Average Reference Rate published on the fifth Business Day preceding such date on the applicable Reuters screen page (or such other commercially available source providing such quotations as may be designated by the Administrative Agent from time to time); provided however that if such determination date is not a Business Day, SONIA means such rate that applied on the first Business Day immediately prior thereto.
“SONIA Adjustment” means, with respect to SONIA, 0.0326% per annum.
“Type” means, with respect to a Loan, its character as a Base Rate Loan, a Eurocurrency Rate Loan, or an Alternative Currency Daily Rate Loan.
2. Terms Applicable to Alternative Currency Loans. From and after the Amendment Effective Date, the parties hereto agree as follows:
(a) Alternative Currencies. (i) No Alternative Currency shall be considered a currency for which there is a published LIBOR Rate, and (ii) any request for a new Loan denominated in an Alternative Currency, or to continue an existing Loan denominated in an Alternative Currency, shall be deemed to be a request for a new Loan bearing interest at the Alternative Currency Daily Rate; provided, that, to the extent any Loan bearing interest at the Eurocurrency Rate is outstanding on the Amendment Effective Date, such Loan shall continue to bear interest at the Eurocurrency Rate until the end of the current Interest Period or payment period applicable to such Loan unless, in the case of a Loan that bears interest at a daily floating rate, such daily floating rate is no longer representative or being made available, in which case such Loan shall bear interest at the applicable Alternative Currency Daily Rate immediately upon the effectiveness of this Agreement.
(b) References to Eurocurrency Rate and Eurocurrency Rate Loans in the Credit Agreement and Loan Documents.
(i) References to the Eurocurrency Rate and Eurocurrency Rate Loans in provisions of the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents that are not specifically addressed herein (other than the definitions of Eurocurrency Rate and Eurocurrency Rate Loan) shall be deemed to include Alternative Currency Daily Rates, and Alternative Currency Loans, as applicable.
(ii) For purposes of any requirement for the Borrower to compensate Lenders for losses in the Credit Agreement resulting from any continuation, conversion, payment or prepayment of any Alternative Currency Loan on a day other than the last day of any Interest Period (as defined in the Credit Agreement), references to the Interest Period (as defined in the Credit Agreement) shall be deemed to include any relevant interest payment date or payment period for an Alternative Currency Loan.
(c) Interest Rates. The Administrative Agent does not warrant, or accept responsibility, nor shall the Administrative Agent have any liability with respect to the administration, submission or any other matter related to the rates in the definition of “Alternative Currency Daily Rate”, or with respect to any rate (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the selection of such rate and any related spread or other adjustment) that is an alternative or replacement for or successor to any such rate or the effect of any of the foregoing, or of any Conforming Changes.
(d) Revaluation Dates. The Administrative Agent shall determine the Dollar Amount amounts of Borrowings and Loans denominated in Alternative Currencies. Such Dollar Amount shall become effective as of such Revaluation Date and shall be the Dollar Amount of such amounts until the next Revaluation Date to occur.
(e) Borrowings of Alternative Currency Loans. In addition to any other borrowing requirements set forth in the Credit Agreement:
(i) Alternative Currency Loans. Each Borrowing of Alternative Currency Loans shall be made upon the Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the Administrative Agent, which may be given by (A) telephone or (B) a Committed Loan Notice; provided that any telephonic notice must be confirmed immediately by delivery to the Administrative Agent of a Committed Loan Notice. Each such Committed Loan Notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. (Eastern time) three Business Days (or five Business Days in the case of a Special Notice Currency) prior to the requested date of any Borrowing. Each Borrowing of Alternative Currency Loans shall be in a principal amount of the Dollar Amount of $5,000,000 or a whole multiple of the Dollar Amount of $1,000,000 in excess thereof. Each Committed Loan Notice shall specify (i) whether the Borrower is requesting a Borrowing, (ii) the requested date of the Borrowing, as the case may be (which shall be a Business Day), (iii) the currency and principal amount of Loans to be borrowed or continued, and (iv) the Type of Loans to be borrowed. If the Borrower fails to specify a currency in a Loan Notice requesting a Borrowing, then the Loans so requested shall be made in Dollars. If the Borrower fails to specify a Type of Loan in a Committed Loan Notice, then the applicable Loans shall be made as Base Rate Loans denominated in Dollars. Except as otherwise specified in the Credit Agreement, no Alternative Currency Loan may be converted into or continued as a Loan denominated in a different currency, but instead must be repaid in the original currency of such Alternative Currency Loan and reborrowed in the other currency.
(ii) Conforming Changes. With respect to any Alternative Currency Daily Rate or Alternative Currency Term Rate, the Administrative Agent will have the right to make additional Conforming Changes from time to time and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, in the Credit Agreement or in any other Loan Document, any amendments implementing such additional Conforming Changes will become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement, the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document; provided, that, with respect to any such amendment effected, the Administrative Agent shall post each such amendment implementing such Conforming Changes to the Borrower and the Lenders reasonably promptly after such amendment becomes effective.
(iii) Committed Loan Notice. For purposes of a Borrowing of Alternative Currency Loans, the Borrower shall use the Committed Loan Notice attached hereto as Exhibit A.
(i) Subject to the provisions of the Credit Agreement with respect to default interest, each Alternative Currency Daily Rate Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof from the applicable borrowing date at a rate per annum equal to the Alternative Currency Daily Rate plus the Applicable Rate.
(ii) Interest on each Alternative Currency Loan shall be due and payable in arrears on each Interest Payment Date applicable thereto and at such other times as may be specified the Credit Agreement. Interest hereunder shall be due and payable in accordance with the terms hereof before and after judgment, and before and after the commencement of any proceeding under any debtor relief law.
(g) Computations. All computations of interest for Alternative Currency Loans shall be made on the basis of a year of 365 or 366 days, as the case may be, and actual days elapsed, or, in the case of interest in respect of Alternative Currency Loans as to which market practice differs from the foregoing, in accordance with such market practice. Interest shall accrue on each Alternative Currency Loans for the day on which the Alternative Currency Loans is made, and shall not accrue on an Alternative Currency Loans, or any portion thereof, for the day on which the Alternative Currency Loans or such portion is paid, provided that any Alternative Currency Loans that is repaid on the same day on which it is made shall, subject to the terms of the Credit Agreement, bear interest for one day. Each determination by the Administrative Agent of an interest rate or fee hereunder shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.
(h) Successor Rates. The provisions in the Credit Agreement addressing the replacement of a current Successor Rate for a currency shall be deemed to apply to Alternative Currency Loans and SONIA and the related defined terms shall be deemed to include Sterling.
FORM OF COMMITTED LOAN NOTICE
(Alternative Currency Loans)
TO: Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent
RE: Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of October 30, 2020, by and among Blackbaud, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), certain Subsidiaries of the Company from time to time party thereto as subsidiary borrowers (the “Subsidiary Borrowers” and, together with the Company, each a “Borrower” and collectively the “Borrowers”), the Lenders and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Swingline Lender and an Issuing Lender (as amended, restated, amended and restated, modified, extended, restated, replaced, or supplemented from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”; capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings set forth in the Credit Agreement)
The undersigned hereby requests (select one):
☐ A Borrowing of Alternative Currency Loans
1. On (the “Credit Extension Date”).
2. In the amount of [$] in the following currency: Sterling.
3. Comprised of: ☐ Alternative Currency Daily Rate Loans
[The Revolving Credit Loan(s) requested herein complies with the proviso to the first sentence of Section [2.1(a)/2.1(b)] of the Credit Agreement.]1
[The undersigned Borrower hereby represents and warrants that the conditions specified in Section 5.2 of the Credit Agreement shall be satisfied on and as of the date of the Credit Extension Date.]2
Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this notice by fax transmission or other electronic mail transmission (e.g. “pdf” or “tif”) shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this notice.
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1 Include this sentence in the case of a Revolving Credit Loan.
2 Include this sentence in the case of request for an Extension of Credit.