This JOINDER AGREEMENT (this Joinder), dated as of January 3, 2018 to the Credit Agreement dated as of September 30, 2011 (as amended and restated on March 7, 2014, as further amended on October 30, 2014, as further amended and restated on June 28, 2017 and as further amended, restated, supplemented, or otherwise modified and in effect from time to time, the Credit Agreement) among HCA INC., a Delaware corporation (the Parent Borrower), each Subsidiary Borrower listed on the signature pages thereto (the Subsidiary Borrowers and together with the Parent Borrower, the Borrowers), the lending institutions from time to time parties thereto (each a Lender and, collectively, the Lenders), BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Swingline Lender and Letter of Credit Issuer and the other agents party thereto. Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Credit Agreement.
Section 9.11 of the Credit Agreement provides that each Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower that is required to become a party to the Credit Agreement pursuant to Section 9.11 of the Credit Agreement shall become a Subsidiary Borrower, with the same force and effect as if originally named therein as a Subsidiary Borrower therein, for all purposes of the Credit Agreement upon execution and delivery by such Subsidiary of an instrument in the form of this Joinder. Each undersigned Subsidiary (each, a New Subsidiary Borrower and collectively, the New Subsidiary Borrowers) is executing this Joinder in accordance with the requirements of the Credit Agreement to become a Subsidiary Borrower under the Credit Agreement in order to induce the Lenders and the Letter of Credit Issuer to make additional Extensions of Credit and as consideration for Extensions of Credit previously made.
Accordingly, the Administrative Agent and each New Subsidiary Borrower agree as follows:
SECTION 1. In accordance with Section 9.11 of the Credit Agreement, each New Subsidiary Borrower by its signature below becomes a Subsidiary Borrower under the Credit Agreement with the same force and effect as if originally named therein as a Subsidiary Borrower and each New Subsidiary Borrower hereby (a) agrees to all the terms and provisions of the Credit Agreement applicable to it as a Subsidiary Borrower thereunder and (b) represents and warrants that the representations and warranties made by it as a Subsidiary Borrower thereunder are true and correct in all material respects (except that any representation and warranty that is qualified as to materiality or Material Adverse Effect shall be true and correct in all respects) on and as of the date hereof. Each reference to a Subsidiary Borrower in the Credit Agreement shall be deemed to include each New Subsidiary Borrower. The Credit Agreement is hereby incorporated herein by reference.
SECTION 2. Each New Subsidiary Borrower represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent and the other Secured Parties that this Joinder has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by it and constitutes its legal, valid and binding obligation, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms.
SECTION 3. This Joinder may be executed by one or more of the parties to this Joinder on any number of separate counterparts (including by facsimile or other electronic transmission), and all of said counterparts taken together shall be deemed to constitute one and the same instrument. A set of the copies of this Joinder signed by all the parties shall be lodged with the Administrative Agent and Borrowers. This Joinder shall become effective as to each New Subsidiary Borrower when the Administrative Agent shall have received counterparts of this Joinder that, when taken together, bear the signatures of such New Subsidiary Borrower and the Administrative Agent.