equitable or otherwise, which Borrower may now have with respect to Borrowers obligations under the Loan Agreement (as amended hereby), the Existing Notes (as amended hereby), and the other documents related thereto to which Borrower is a party.
7. Acknowledgments Regarding Collateral. Borrower acknowledges, certifies and agrees that (i) all of the Collateral described in the Loan Agreement, including, without limitation, the Pledged Stock, currently secures and shall continue to secure all of the Obligations, (ii) Lenders security interests in and liens on the Collateral have been duly perfected and are fully enforceable against Borrower and the property encumbered thereby, and (iii) there has been no interruption, cessation, or other lapse of the aforesaid security interests and liens of Lender in the Collateral.
8. No Waiver by Lender, Etc. Notwithstanding the agreement of Lender to enter into this Amendment and to amend the Loan Agreement and the Existing Notes as set forth herein, Borrower acknowledges and agrees that, by so agreeing to enter into this Amendment, except as specifically set forth in this Amendment, Lender shall not be deemed to have waived (or to be estopped from asserting) any provisions of the Loan Agreement (as amended hereby), the Existing Notes (as amended hereby), or any other document related thereto, including without limitation, any existing or future Default thereunder and, if Borrower now or at any time in the future shall be in breach of any of the provisions of the Loan Agreement, any Existing Note, or any other document related thereto or if any Default has occurred and is continuing, Lender shall be entitled to withhold further Loans under the Loan Agreement at any time and to exercise any of its other default rights and remedies thereunder or under any other document related thereto, from time to time, upon, if applicable, notice to Borrower, and that no failure or delay on the part of Lender in exercising any right or remedy under the Loan Agreement, any Existing Note, or under any other document related thereto, and no course of dealing with Borrower, on the one hand, and Lender, on the other hand, shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right or remedy under the Loan Agreement, under any Existing Note, or under any other document related thereto preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right or remedy hereunder or thereunder.
9. Release of Claims. In consideration of the matters set forth in this Amendment, Borrower, for itself and on behalf of its legal representatives, successors and assigns, hereby fully, finally and irrevocably releases Lender, and its officers, representatives, agents, attorneys, employees, predecessors, successors and assigns (collectively, the Released Parties), from any and all defenses (other than payment or performance), affirmative defenses, claims, counterclaims, offsets, cross-claims, damages, demands, actions and causes of action of any kind or nature existing as of the date of this Amendment or based on facts or circumstances arising at any time up through and including the date of this Amendment, whether known or unknown and whenever and howsoever arising, relating to the Loan Agreement, the Existing Notes, the liabilities and obligations of Borrower thereunder, the other Obligations, or the other documents related thereto, or any of them, or any past relationship between Borrower and Lender. In addition, Borrower hereby agrees not to commence, join in, prosecute, or participate in any suit or other proceeding in a position adverse to that of any of the Released Parties arising directly or indirectly from any of the foregoing matters.