Renewal Revolving Promissory Note between Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. and Frost Bank, dated March 31, 2020
RENEWAL REVOLVING PROMISSORY NOTE
(Floating Rate Revolving Line of Credit)
$25,000,000.00March 31, 2020
For value received, GUARANTY BANCSHARES, INC., a Texas corporation, as principal ("Borrower"), promises to pay to the order of FROST BANK, a Texas state bank ("Lender") at P.O. Box 34746, San Antonio, Texas 78265, or at such other address as Lender shall from time to time specify in writing, the principal sum of TWENTY FIVE MILLION AND NO/I 00 DOLLARS ($25,000,000.00), or so much that may be advanced from time to time, in legal and lawful money of the United States of America, with interest on the outstanding principal from the date advanced until paid at the rate set out below. Interest shall be computed on a per annum basis of a year of 360 days and for the actual number of days elapsed, unless such calculation would result in a rate greater than the highest rate permitted by applicable law, in which case interest shall be computed on a per annum basis of a year of 365 days or 366 days in a leap year, as the case may be.
1.Payment Terms. Interest shall be due and payable quarterly as it accrues on the 15th day of January, April, July, and October of each year, beginning July 15, 2020, and continuing regularly and quarterly thereafter until March 31, 2021, when the entire amount hereof, principal and accrued interest then remaining unpaid, shall be then due and payable; interest being calculated on the unpaid principal each day principal is outstanding and all payments made credited to any collection costs and late charges, to the discharge of the interest accrued and to the reduction of the principal, in such order as Lender shall determine.
2.Late Charge. If a payment is made more than l O days after it is due, Borrower will be charged, in addition to interest, a delinquency charge of (i) 5% of the unpaid portion of the regularly scheduled payment, or (ii) $250.00, whichever is less. Additionally, upon maturity of this Note, if the outstanding principal balance (plus all accrued but unpaid interest) is not paid within 10 days of the maturity date, Borrower will be charged a delinquency charge of (i) 5% of the sum of the outstanding principal balance (plus all accrued but unpaid interest), or (ii) $250.00, whichever is less. Borrower agrees with Lender that the charges set forth herein are reasonable compensation to Lender for the handling of such late payments.
3.Interest Rate. Interest on the outstanding and unpaid principal balance hereof shall be computed at a per annum rate equal to the lesser of (a) a rate equal to the Prime Rate or (b) the highest rate permitted by applicable law, but in no event shall interest contracted for, charged or received hereunder plus any other charges in connection herewith which constitute interest exceed the maximum interest permitted by applicable law, said rate to be effective prior to maturity (however such maturity is brought about). The term "Prime Rate," as used herein, shall mean the maximum "Latest" "U.S." prime rate of interest per annum published from time to time in the Money Rates section of The Wall Street Journal (US Edition) or in any successor publication to The Wall Street Journal; provided, however, in no event shall the Prime Rate be less than 3.50%. Borrower understands that the Prime Rate may not be the best, lowest, or most favored rate of Lender or The Wall Street Journal, and any representation or warranty in that regard is expressly disclaimed by Lender. Borrower acknowledges that (i) if more than one U.S. prime rate is published at any time by The Wall Street Journal, the highest of such prime rates shall constitute the Prime Rate hereunder, and (ii) if at any time The Wall Street Journal ceases to publish a U.S. prime rate, Lender shall have the right to select a substitute rate that Lender determines, in the exercise of its reasonable commercial discretion, to be comparable to such prime rate, and the substituted rate as so selected, upon the sending of written notice thereof to Borrower, shall constitute the Prime Rate hereunder. Upon each increase or decrease hereafter in the Prime Rate, the rate of interest upon the unpaid principal balance hereof shall be increased or decreased by the same amount as the increase or decrease in the Prime Rate, such increase or decrease to become effective as of the day of each such change in the Prime Rate and without notice to Borrower or any other person.
4.Default Rate. For so long as any event of default exists under this Note or under any of the other Loan Documents (as defined herein), regardless of whether or not there has been an acceleration of the indebtedness evidenced by this Note, and at all times after the maturity of the indebtedness evidenced by this
Note (whether by acceleration or otherwise), and in addition to all other rights and remedies of Lender hereunder, interest shall accrue at the rate stated above plus five percent (5%) per annum, but in no event in excess of the highest rate permitted by applicable law, and such accrued interest shall be immediately due and payable. Borrower acknowledges that it would be extremely difficult or impracticable to determine Lender's actual damages resulting from any event of default, and such accrued interest is a reasonable estimate of those damages and does not constitute a penalty.
5.Revolving Line of Credit. Under the Loan Agreement dated as of March 31, 2017 between Borrower and Lender, as amended by that certain First Amendment to Loan Agreement dated as of March 31, 2018, that certain Second Amendment to Loan Agreement dated as of March 31, 2019, and that certain Third Amendment to Loan Agreement dated of even date herewith (the "Loan Agreement"), Borrower may request advances and make payments hereunder from time to time, provided that it is understood and agreed that the aggregate principal amount outstanding from time to time hereunder shall not at any time exceed $25,000,000.00. The unpaid balance of this Note shall increase and decrease with each new advance or payment hereunder, as the case may be. This Note shall not be deemed terminated or canceled prior to the date of its maturity, although the entire principal balance hereof may from time to time be paid in full. Borrower may borrow, repay and re-borrow hereunder. All payments and prepayments of principal or interest on this Note shall be made in lawful money of the United States of America in immediately available funds, at the address of Lender indicated above, or such other place as the holder of this Note shall designate in writing to Borrower. If any payment of principal or interest on this Note shall become due on a day which is not a Business Day (as hereinafter defined), such payment shall be made on the next succeeding Business Day and any such extension of time shall be included in computing interest in connection with such payment. As used herein, the term "Business Day" shall mean any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or any other day on which commercial banks in the State of Texas are authorized to close or are in fact closed. The books and records of Lender shall be prima facie evidence of all outstanding principal of and accrued and unpaid interest on this Note.
6.Prepayment. Borrower reserves the right to prepay, prior to maturity, all or any part of the principal of this Note without penalty. Any prepayments shall be applied first to accrued interest and then to principal. Borrower will provide written notice to the holder of this Note of any such prepayment of all or any part of the principal at the time thereof. All payments and prepayments of principal or interest on this Note shall be made in lawful money of the United States of America in immediately available funds, at the address of Lender indicated above, or such other place as the holder of this Note shall designate in writing to Borrower. All partial prepayments of principal shall be applied to the last installments payable in their inverse order of maturity.
7.Default. It is expressly provided that upon default in the punctual payment of any indebtedness evidenced by this Note or any part hereof, as the same shall become due and payable, or upon the occurrence of an event of default specified in any of the other Loan Documents (as defined herein), the holder of this Note may, at its option, without further notice or demand, (i) declare the outstanding principal balance of and accrued but unpaid interest on this Note at once due and payable, (ii) refuse to advance any additional amounts under this Note, (iii) foreclose all liens securing payment hereof, (iv) pursue any and all other rights, remedies and recourses available to the holder hereof, including but not limited to any such rights, remedies or recourses under the Loan Documents, at law or in equity, or (v) pursue any combination of the foregoing; and in the event default is made in the prompt payment of this Note when due or declared due, and the same is placed in the hands of an attorney for collection, or suit is brought on same, or the same is collected through probate, bankruptcy or other judicial proceedings, then the Borrower agrees and promises to pay all costs of collection, including reasonable attorney's fees.
8.Joint and Several Liability: Waiver. Each maker, signer, surety and endorser hereof, as well as all heirs, successors and legal representatives of said parties, shall be directly and primarily, jointly and severally, liable for the payment of all indebtedness hereunder. Lender may release or modify the obligations of any of the foregoing persons or entities, or guarantors hereof, in connection with this Note without affecting the obligations of the others. All such persons or entities expressly waive presentment and demand for payment, notice of default, notice of intent to accelerate maturity, notice of acceleration of maturity, protest, notice of protest, notice of dishonor, and all other notices and demands for which waiver is not prohibited by law, and diligence in the collection hereof; and agree to all renewals, extensions, indulgences, partial payments, releases or exchanges of collateral, or taking of additional collateral, with or without notice, before or after maturity. No delay or omission of Lender in exercising any right hereunder shall be a waiver of such right or any other right under this Note.
9.No Usury Intended: Usury Savings Clause. In no event shall interest contracted for, charged or received hereunder, plus any other charges in connection herewith which constitute interest, exceed the maximum interest permitted by applicable law. The amounts of such interest or other charges previously paid to the holder of the Note in excess of the amounts permitted by applicable law shall be applied by the holder of the Note to reduce the principal of the indebtedness evidenced by the Note, or, at the option of the holder of the Note, be refunded. To the extent permitted by applicable law, determination of the legal maximum amount of interest shall at all times be made by amortizing, prorating, allocating and spreading in equal parts during the period of the full stated term of the loan and indebtedness, all interest at any time contracted for, charged or received from the Borrower hereof in connection with the loan and indebtedness evidenced hereby, so that the actual rate of interest on account of such indebtedness is uniform throughout the term hereof.
Security. This Note has been executed and delivered pursuant to the Loan Agreement. This Note, the Loan Agreement, and all other documents evidencing, securing, governing, guaranteeing and/or pertaining to this Note, including but not limited to those documents described above, are collectively referred to as the "Loan Documents." The holder of this Note is entitled to the benefits and security provided in the Loan Documents.
Texas Finance Code. In no event shall Chapter 346 of the Texas Finance Code (which regulates certain revolving loan accounts and revolving tri-party accounts) apply to this Note. To the extent that Chapter 303 of the Texas Finance Code is applicable to this Note, the "weekly ceiling" specified in such article is the applicable ceiling; provided that, if any applicable law permits greater interest, the law permitting the greatest interest shall apply.
12.Governing Law, Venue. This Note is being executed and delivered, and is intended to be performed in the State of Texas. Except to the extent that the laws of the United States may apply to the terms hereof, the substantive laws of the State of Texas shall govern the validity, construction, enforcement and interpretation of this Note. In the event of a dispute involving this Note or any other instruments executed in connection herewith, the undersigned irrevocably agrees that venue for such dispute shall lie in any court of competent jurisdiction in Bexar County, Texas.
13.Captions. The captions in this Note are inserted for convenience only and are not to be used to limit the terms herein.
14.Renewal and Extension. This Note is given in renewal and extension, but not extinguishment, of all amounts left owing and unpaid on that certain Renewal Revolving Promissory Note dated March 31, 2019 executed and delivered by Borrower and payable to the order of Lender in the original principal amount of $25,000,000.00.
BORROWER:GUARANTY BANCSHARES, INC.
By:/s/ Ty Abston
Ty Abston, President