(b) the Note Purchase Agreement, as amended by this First Amendment, constitutes the legal, valid and binding obligation, contract and agreement of the Company enforceable against it in accordance with its terms, except as enforcement may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws or equitable principles relating to or limiting creditors’ rights generally;
(c) the execution, delivery and performance by the Company of this First Amendment (i) has been duly authorized by all requisite corporate action and, if required, shareholder action, (ii) does not require the consent or approval of any governmental or regulatory body or agency and (iii) will not (A) violate (1) any provision of law, statute, rule or regulation or the Company’s certificate of incorporation or bylaws, (2) any order of any court or any rule, regulation or order of any other agency or government binding upon the Company or (3) any provision of any material indenture, agreement or other instrument to which the Company is a party or by which its properties or assets are or may be bound, including, without limitation, the Credit Agreement, or (B) result in a breach or constitute (alone or with due notice or lapse of time or both) a default under any indenture, agreement or other instrument referred to in clause (iii)(A)(3) of this Section 2.1(c);
(d) as of the date hereof and after giving effect to this First Amendment, no Default or Event of Default has occurred which is continuing;
(e) neither the Company nor any of its Affiliates has paid or agreed to pay any fees or other consideration, or given any additional security or collateral, or shortened the maturity or average life of any Indebtedness or permanently reduced any borrowing capacity, in each case, in favor of or for the benefit of any creditor of the Company, any Subsidiary or any Affiliate, in connection with the changes contemplated by or similar in nature to the changes in this First Amendment; and
(f) all the representations and warranties contained in Section 5 of the Note Purchase Agreement are true and correct in all material respects with the same force and effect as if made by the Company on and as of the date hereof.
SECTION 3. CONDITIONS TO EFFECTIVENESS OF THIS FIRST AMENDMENT.
Section 3.1. This First Amendment shall not become effective until, and shall become effective when, each and every one of the following conditions shall have been satisfied:
(a) executed counterparts of this First Amendment, duly executed by the Company, the Subsidiary Guarantors and the holders of at least 51% of the outstanding principal of the Notes, shall have been delivered to the Noteholders;