EX-10.1 8 a19-16523_6ex10d1.htm EX-10.1
AMENDMENT NO. 3
Dated as of August 7, 2019
Dated as of March 1, 2017
THIS AMENDMENT NO. 3 (this Amendment) is made as of August 7, 2019 by and among Mesa Laboratories, Inc., a Colorado corporation (the Borrower), the financial institutions listed on the signature pages hereof and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent (the Administrative Agent), under that certain Credit Agreement dated as of March 1, 2017 by and among the Borrower, the other Loan Parties from time to time party thereto, the Lenders and the Administrative Agent (as further amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the Credit Agreement). Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined herein shall have the respective meanings given to them in the Credit Agreement.
WHEREAS, the Borrower has requested that the requisite Lenders and the Administrative Agent agree to make certain amendments to the Credit Agreement; and
WHEREAS, the Borrower, the Lenders party hereto and the Administrative Agent have so agreed on the terms and conditions set forth herein;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises set forth above, the terms and conditions contained herein, and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Borrower, the Lenders party hereto and the Administrative Agent hereby agree to enter into this Amendment.
1. Amendments to the Credit Agreement. Effective as of the date of satisfaction of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 2 below, the parties hereto agree that the Credit Agreement is hereby amended to delete the stricken text (indicated in the same manner as the following example:
stricken text) and to add the double-underlined text (indicated in the same manner as the following example: double-underlined text) as set forth on Exhibit A hereto (the Amended Credit Agreement).
2. Conditions of Effectiveness. The effectiveness of this Amendment is subject to the satisfaction of the following conditions precedent:
(a) The Administrative Agent shall have received counterparts of this Amendment duly executed by the Borrower, the Required Lenders and the Administrative Agent.
(b) The Administrative Agent shall have received payment of its reasonable and documented out-of-pocket expenses (including reasonable out-of-pocket fees and expenses of counsel for the Administrative Agent) in connection with this Amendment.
3. Representations and Warranties of the Borrower. The Borrower hereby represents and warrants as follows:
(a) This Amendment and the Amended Credit Agreement constitute legal, valid and binding obligations of the Borrower, enforceable in accordance with their terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other laws affecting creditors rights generally and subject to general principles of equity, regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law.
(b) As of the date hereof and after giving effect to the terms of this Amendment, (i) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and (ii) the representations and warranties of the Loan Parties set forth in the Loan Documents are true and correct with the same effect as though made on and as of the date hereof (it being understood and agreed that any representation or warranty which by its terms is made as of a specified date is true and correct only as of such specified date).
4. Reference to and Effect on the Credit Agreement.
(a) Upon the effectiveness hereof, each reference to the Credit Agreement in the Credit Agreement or any other loan document shall mean and be a reference to the Amended Credit Agreement.
(b) The Credit Agreement and all other documents, instruments and agreements executed and/or delivered in connection therewith shall remain in full force and effect and are hereby ratified and confirmed.
(c) Except with respect to the subject matter hereof, the execution, delivery and effectiveness of this Amendment shall not operate as a waiver of any right, power or remedy of the Administrative Agent or the Lenders, nor constitute a waiver of any provision of the Credit Agreement or any other documents, instruments and agreements executed and/or delivered in connection therewith.
(d) This Amendment is a Loan Document.
5. Governing Law. This Amendment shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the law of the State of New York.
6. Headings. Section headings in this Amendment are included herein for convenience of reference only and shall not constitute a part of this Amendment for any other purpose.
7. Counterparts. This Amendment may be executed by one or more of the parties hereto on any number of separate counterparts, and all of said counterparts taken together shall be deemed to constitute one and the same instrument. Signatures delivered by facsimile or PDF shall have the same force and effect as manual signatures delivered in person.
[Signature Pages Follow]
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Amendment has been duly executed as of the day and year first above written.
MESA LABORATORIES, INC.,
as the Borrower
/s/ John Sakys
Chief Financial Officer
Signature Page to Amendment No. 3 to
Credit Agreement dated as of March 1, 2017
Mesa Laboratories, Inc.
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
individually as a Lender and as Administrative Agent
/s/ Kristin L. Gubler
Kristin L. Gubler
Signature Page to Amendment No. 3 to
Credit Agreement dated as of March 1, 2017
Mesa Laboratories, Inc.
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as a Lender
/s/ Teddy Koch
Signature Page to Amendment No. 3 to
Credit Agreement dated as of March 1, 2017
Mesa Laboratories, Inc.
Amendments to Credit Agreement
Incorporating Amendment No. 1, dated January 12, 2018 and
Amendment No. 2, dated June 4, 2019
dated as of
March 1, 2017
MESA LABORATORIES, INC.,
The other Loan Parties Party Hereto,
The Lenders Party Hereto
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
as Administrative Agent
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
as Sole Bookrunner and Sole Lead Arranger
Capital Expenditures means, without duplication, any expenditure or commitment to expend money for any purchase or other acquisition of any asset which would be classified as a fixed or capital asset on a consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries prepared in accordance with GAAP.
Capital Lease Obligations of any Person means the obligations of such Person to pay rent or other amounts under any lease of (or other arrangement conveying the right to use) real or personal property, or a combination thereof, which obligations are required to be classified and accounted for as capital lease obligations on a balance sheet of such Person under GAAP, and the amount of such obligations shall be the capitalized amount thereof determined in accordance with GAAP.
Change in Control means (a) the acquisition of ownership, directly or indirectly, beneficially or of record, by any Person or group (within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules of the SEC thereunder as in effect on the date hereof), of Equity Interests representing more than 50% of the aggregate ordinary voting power represented by the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of the Borrower; (b) occupation at any time of a majority of the seats (other than vacant seats) on the board of directors of the Borrower by Persons who were neither (i) directors of the Borrower on the date of this Agreement nor (ii) nominated or appointed by the board of directors of the Borrower; or (c) the acquisition of direct or indirect Control of the Borrower by any Person or group; or (d) the occurrence of a change in control, or other similar provision, as defined in any agreement or instrument evidencing any Material Indebtedness (triggering a default or mandatory prepayment, which default or mandatory prepayment has not been waived in writing), including, without limitation, the occurrence of a fundamental change or similar event, howsoever defined, under any indenture governing any Permitted Convertible Notes.
Change in Law means the occurrence after the date of this Agreement (or, with respect to any Lender, such later date on which such Lender becomes a party to this Agreement) of any of the following: (a) the adoption of or taking effect of any law, rule, regulation or treaty, (b) any change in any law, rule, regulation or treaty or in the administration, interpretation, implementation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority or (c) compliance by any Lender or the Issuing Bank (or, for purposes of Section 2.15(b), by any lending office of such Lender or by such Lenders or the Issuing Banks holding company, if any) with any request, rules, guideline, requirement or directive (whether or not having the force of law) of any Governmental Authority made or issued after the date of this Agreement; provided that, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (x) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines, requirements or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith or in the implementation thereof, and (y) all requests, rules, guidelines, requirements or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the U.S. or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a Change in Law, regardless of the date enacted, adopted, issued or implemented.
Charges has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.18.
Chase means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., a national banking association, in its individual capacity, and its successors.
Class, when used in reference to (a) any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are Revolving Loans, Term Loans or Swingline Loans, (b) any Commitment, refers to whether such Commitment is a Revolving Commitment or a Term Loan Commitment and (c) any Lender, refers to whether such Lender is a Revolving Lender or a Term Lender.
Electronic Signature means an electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to, or associated with, a contract or other record and adopted by a Person with the intent to sign, authenticate or accept such contract or record.
Electronic System means any electronic system, including e-mail, e-fax, Intralinks®, ClearPar®, Debt Domain, Syndtrak and any other Internet or extranet-based site, whether such electronic system is owned, operated or hosted by the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Bank and any of its respective Related Parties or any other Person, providing for access to data protected by passcodes or other security system.
Environmental Laws means all laws, rules, regulations, codes, ordinances, orders, decrees, judgments, injunctions, notices or binding agreements issued, promulgated or entered into by any Governmental Authority, relating in any way to the environment, preservation or reclamation of natural resources, the management, Release or threatened Release of any Hazardous Material or to health and safety matters.
Environmental Liability means any liability, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of environmental remediation, fines, penalties or indemnities), of the Borrower or any Subsidiary directly or indirectly resulting from or based upon (a) any violation of any Environmental Law, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage, treatment or disposal of any Hazardous Materials, (c) any exposure to any Hazardous Materials, (d) the Release or threatened Release of any Hazardous Materials into the environment or (e) any contract, agreement or other consensual arrangement pursuant to which liability is assumed or imposed with respect to any of the foregoing.
Equity Interests means shares of capital stock, partnership interests, membership interests in a limited liability company, beneficial interests in a trust or other equity ownership interests in a Person, and any warrants, options or other rights entitling the holder thereof to purchase or acquire any of the foregoing; provided that any debt security that is convertible into or exchangeable for any capital stock of the Borrower (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any Permitted Convertible Notes) shall not constitute Equity Interests.
ERISA means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended from time to time.
ERISA Affiliate means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) that, together with the Borrower, is treated as a single employer under Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code or, solely for purposes of Section 302 of ERISA and Section 412 of the Code, is treated as a single employer under Section 414 of the Code.
ERISA Event means (a) any reportable event, as defined in Section 4043 of ERISA or the regulations issued thereunder, with respect to a Plan (other than an event for which the 30 day notice period is waived); (b) the failure to satisfy the minimum funding standard (as defined in Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA), whether or not waived; (c) the filing pursuant to Section 412(c) of the Code or Section 302(c) of ERISA of an application for a waiver of the minimum funding standard with respect to any Plan; (d) the incurrence by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of any liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to the termination of any Plan; (e) the receipt by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from the PBGC or a plan administrator of any notice relating to an intention to terminate any Plan or Plans or to appoint a trustee to administer any Plan; (f) the incurrence by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of any liability with respect to the withdrawal or partial withdrawal of the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from any Plan or Multiemployer Plan; or (g) the receipt by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of any notice, or the receipt by any Multiemployer Plan from the Borrower or any
Federal Funds Effective Rate means, for any day, the rate calculated by the NYFRB based on such days federal funds transactions by depository institutions (as determined in such manner as the NYFRB shall set forth on its public website from time to time) and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the NYFRB as the federal funds effective rate. For the avoidance of doubt, if the Federal Funds Effective Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.
Financial Officer means the chief financial officer, principal accounting officer, treasurer or controller of the Borrower.
Financial Statements has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.01.
Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio means, for any period, the ratio of (a) the sum of (i) Consolidated EBITDA for such period, minus (ii) Taxes paid in cash during such period, minus (iii) Unfinanced Capital Expenditures during such period, minus (iv) Restricted Payments made in cash during such period, to (b) the sum of (i) Consolidated Interest Expense for such period plus (ii) scheduled principal payments on Indebtedness actually made during such period, plus (iii) without duplication of the foregoing clause (b)(ii), any other principal payments in respect of Permitted Convertible Notes actually made during such period.
Foreign Lender means (a) if the Borrower is a U.S. Person, a Lender that is not a U.S. Person, and (b) if the Borrower is not a U.S. Person, a Lender that is resident or organized under the laws of a jurisdiction other than that in which the Borrower is resident for tax purposes.
Foreign Subsidiary means any Subsidiary which is not a Domestic Subsidiary.
Funding Account has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 4.01(h).
GAAP means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America.
Governmental Authority means the government of the U.S., any other nation or any political subdivision thereof, whether state or local, and any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government.
Guarantee of or by any Person (the guarantor) means any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of the guarantor guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other obligation of any other Person (the primary obligor) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of the guarantor, direct or indirect, (a) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness or other obligation or to purchase (or to advance or supply funds for the purchase of) any security for the payment thereof, (b) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the owner of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment thereof, (c) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness or other obligation or (d) as an account party in respect of any letter of credit or letter of guaranty issued to support such Indebtedness or obligation; provided that the term Guarantee shall not include endorsements for collection or deposit in the ordinary course of business.
Guaranteed Obligations means (i) with respect to the Borrower, the Specified Ancillary Obligations and (ii) with respect to any Subsidiary Guarantor, the Secured Obligations, and, in each case, all costs and expenses including, without limitation, all court costs and reasonable attorneys and
its discretion, arrange for one or more Letters of Credit to be issued by its Affiliates, in which case the term Issuing Bank shall include any such Affiliate with respect to Letters of Credit issued by such Affiliate (it being agreed that such Issuing Bank shall, or shall cause such Affiliate to, comply with the requirements of Section 2.06 with respect to such Letters of Credit). At any time there is more than one Issuing Bank, all singular references to the Issuing Bank shall mean any Issuing Bank, either Issuing Bank, each Issuing Bank, the Issuing Bank that has issued the applicable Letter of Credit, or both (or all) Issuing Banks, as the context may require.
Issuing Bank Sublimit means, as of the Effective Date, (i) $2,500,000, in the case of Chase and (ii) in the case of any other Issuing Bank, such amount as shall be designated to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower in writing by such Issuing Bank; provided that any Issuing Bank shall be permitted at any time to increase or reduce its Issuing Bank Sublimit upon providing five (5) days prior written notice thereof to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower.
Joinder Agreement means a Joinder Agreement in substantially the form of Exhibit F.
LC Collateral Account has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.06(j).
LC Disbursement means any payment made by an Issuing Bank pursuant to a Letter of Credit.
LC Exposure means at any time, the sum of (a) the aggregate undrawn amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit at such time plus (b) the aggregate amount of all LC Disbursements that have not yet been reimbursed by or on behalf of the Borrower at such time. The LC Exposure of any Revolving Lender at any time shall be its Applicable Percentage of the aggregate LC Exposure at such time.
Lenders means the Persons listed on the Commitment Schedule and any other Person that shall have become a Lender hereunder pursuant to Section 2.09 or an Assignment and Assumption or other documentation contemplated hereby, other than any such Person that ceases to be a Lender hereunder pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption or other documentation contemplated hereby. Unless the context otherwise requires, the term Lenders includes the Swingline Lender and the Issuing Bank.
Letters of Credit means the letters of credit issued pursuant to this Agreement, including the Existing Letters of Credit, and the term Letter of Credit means any one of them or each of them singularly, as the context may require.
Leverage Ratio means, on any date, the ratio of (a) the sum of (i) Consolidated Total Funded Indebtedness on such date, minus (ii) Unrestricted Cash in excess of $10,000,000 on such date to (b) Consolidated EBITDA for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters ended on or most recently prior to such date.
LIBO Rate means, with respect to any Eurodollar Borrowing for any applicable Interest Period or for any ABR Borrowing, the London interbank offered rate as administered by ICE Benchmark Administration (or any other Person that takes over the administration of such rate) for dollars for a period equal in length to such Interest Period as displayed on page LIBOR01 of the Reuters screen that displays such rate or, in the event such rate does not appear on a Reuters page or screen, on any successor or substitute page on such screen that displays such rate, or on the appropriate page of such other information service that publishes such rate from time to time as shall be selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion (in each case, the LIBO Screen Rate) at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two (2) Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period; provided that, (x) if the LIBO Screen Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for the purposes
$5,000,000 for such single Acquisition and (ii) when taken together with the aggregate consideration paid in respect of all other Permitted Acquisitions consummated in reliance upon this proviso, does not exceed $10,000,000 during the term of this Agreement;
(f) if such Acquisition is an acquisition of the Equity Interests of a Person, such Acquisition is structured so that the acquired Person shall become a wholly-owned Subsidiary of a Loan Party pursuant to the terms of this Agreement;
(g) if such Acquisition is an acquisition of assets, such Acquisition is structured so that a Loan Party shall acquire such assets;
(h) if such Acquisition is an acquisition of Equity Interests, such Acquisition will not result in any violation of Regulation U;
(i) if such Acquisition involves a merger or a consolidation involving any Loan Party, such Loan Party shall be the surviving entity (provided that any such merger or consolidation involving the Borrower shall result in the Borrower as the surviving entity);
(j) no Loan Party shall, as a result of or in connection with any such Acquisition, assume or incur any direct or contingent liabilities (whether relating to environmental, tax, litigation, or other matters) that could have a Material Adverse Effect;
(k) in connection with an Acquisition of the Equity Interests of any Person, all Liens on any property of such Person shall be terminated unless the Administrative Agent and the Lenders in their sole discretion consent otherwise, and in connection with an Acquisition of the assets of any Person, all Liens on such assets shall be terminated;
(l) all actions required to be taken with respect to any newly acquired or formed wholly-owned Subsidiary of a Loan Party required under Section 5.13 shall have been taken; and
(m) the Borrower shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent the final executed documentation relating to such Acquisition promptly following the consummation thereof.
Permitted Convertible Notes means any unsecured notes, and unsecured notes issued in exchange therefor, by the Borrower that are convertible into shares or units of Equity Interests of the Borrower or cash or any combination of cash and Equity Interests; provided that Permitted Convertible Notes may only be issued so long as (i) both immediately prior to and after giving effect (including on a pro forma basis) thereto, (A) no Default or Event of Default shall exist or would result therefrom and (B) the Borrower is in compliance (on a pro forma basis) with the financial covenants set forth in Section 6.12, (ii) such Permitted Convertible Notes mature after, and do not require any scheduled amortization or other scheduled payments of principal prior to, the date that is 181 days after the latest Maturity Date in effect at such time (it being understood that neither (x) any provision requiring an offer to purchase or a right to call such Permitted Convertible Notes at, as of, or after, a designated date or otherwise as a result of change of control, asset sale, other fundamental change or other event nor (y) any early conversion of such Permitted Convertible Notes in accordance with the terms thereof shall violate the foregoing restriction), (iii) such Permitted Convertible Notes are not guaranteed by any Subsidiary of the Borrower, (iv) the covenants applicable to such Permitted Convertible Notes are not more onerous or more restrictive in any material respect (taken as a whole) than the applicable covenants set forth in this Agreement (as reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent) (for the avoidance of doubt, the conversion related provisions of the Permitted Convertible Notes shall not be applicable for this clause (iv)) and (v) any cross-default or cross-acceleration event of default (each howsoever defined) provision
contained therein that relates to indebtedness or other payment obligations of any Loan Party (such indebtedness or other payment obligations, a Cross-Default Reference Obligation) contains a cure period of at least thirty (30) calendar days (after written notice to the issuer of such Permitted Convertible Notes by the trustee or to such issuer and such trustee by holders of at least 25% in aggregate principal amount of such Permitted Convertible Notes then outstanding) before a default, event of default, acceleration or other event or condition under such Cross-Default Reference Obligation results in an event of default under such cross-default or cross-acceleration provision.
Permitted Encumbrances means:
(a) Liens imposed by law for Taxes that are not yet due or are being contested in compliance with Section 5.04;
(b) carriers, warehousemens, mechanics, materialmens, repairmens and other like Liens imposed by law, arising in the ordinary course of business and securing obligations that are not overdue by more than thirty (30) days or are being contested in compliance with Section 5.04;
(c) pledges and deposits made in the ordinary course of business in compliance with workers compensation, unemployment insurance and other social security laws or regulations;
(d) deposits to secure the performance of bids, trade contracts, leases, statutory obligations, surety and appeal bonds, performance bonds and other obligations of a like nature, in each case in the ordinary course of business;
(e) judgment Liens in respect of judgments that do not constitute an Event of Default under clause (k) of Article VII; and
(f) easements, zoning restrictions, rights-of-way and similar encumbrances on real property imposed by law or arising in the ordinary course of business that do not secure any monetary obligations and do not materially detract from the value of the affected property or interfere with the ordinary conduct of business of the Borrower or any Subsidiary;
provided that the term Permitted Encumbrances shall not include any Lien securing Indebtedness, except with respect to clause (e) above.
Permitted Investments means:
(a) direct obligations of, or obligations the principal of and interest on which are unconditionally guaranteed by, the U.S. (or by any agency thereof to the extent such obligations are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S.), in each case maturing within one year from the date of acquisition thereof;
(b) investments in commercial paper maturing within 270 days from the date of acquisition thereof and having, at such date of acquisition, the highest credit rating obtainable from S&P or from Moodys;
(c) investments in certificates of deposit, bankers acceptances and time deposits maturing within 180 days from the date of acquisition thereof issued or guaranteed by or placed with, and money market deposit accounts issued or offered by, any domestic office of any commercial bank organized
Specified Property means each of (i) the property located at 12100 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228 and (ii) the property located at 625 Zoot Way, Bozeman, MT 59718.
Statement has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.18(g).
Statutory Reserve Rate means a fraction (expressed as a decimal), the numerator of which is the number one and the denominator of which is the number one minus the aggregate of the maximum reserve percentage (including any marginal, special, emergency or supplemental reserves) established by the Board to which the Administrative Agent is subject with respect to the Adjusted LIBO Rate, for eurocurrency funding (currently referred to as Eurocurrency Liabilities in Regulation D of the Board). Such reserve percentages shall include those imposed pursuant to such Regulation D of the Board. Eurodollar Loans shall be deemed to constitute eurocurrency funding and to be subject to such reserve requirements without benefit of or credit for proration, exemptions or offsets that may be available from time to time to any Lender under such Regulation D of the Board or any comparable regulation. The Statutory Reserve Rate shall be adjusted automatically on and as of the effective date of any change in any reserve percentage.
Subordinated Indebtedness of a Person means any Indebtedness of such Person, the payment of which is subordinated to payment of the Secured Obligations to the written satisfaction of the Administrative Agent.
subsidiary means, with respect to any Person (the parent) at any date, any corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association or other entity the accounts of which would be consolidated with those of the parent in the parents consolidated financial statements if such financial statements were prepared in accordance with GAAP as of such date, as well as any other corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association or other entity (a) of which securities or other ownership interests representing more than 50% of the equity or more than 50% of the ordinary voting power or, in the case of a partnership, more than 50% of the general partnership interests are, as of such date, owned, controlled or held, or (b) that is, as of such date, otherwise Controlled, by the parent or one or more subsidiaries of the parent or by the parent and one or more subsidiaries of the parent.
Subsidiary means any direct or indirect subsidiary of the Borrower or of any other Loan Party, as applicable.
Subsidiary Guarantor means the Borrowers Material Domestic Subsidiaries party hereto as Subsidiary Guarantors as of the Effective Date and any other Material Domestic Subsidiary that becomes a party to this Agreement pursuant to a Joinder Agreement.
Swap Agreement means any agreement with respect to any swap, forward, spot, future, credit default or derivative transaction or option or similar agreement involving, or settled by reference to, one or more rates, currencies, commodities, equity or debt instruments or securities, or economic, financial or pricing indices or measures of economic, financial or pricing risk or value or any similar transaction or any combination of these transactions; provided that no phantom stock or similar plan providing for payments only on account of services provided by current or former directors, officers, employees or consultants of the Borrower or the Subsidiaries shall be a Swap Agreement; provided further that any debt security that is convertible into or exchangeable for any capital stock of the Borrower (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any Permitted Convertible Notes) shall not constitute a Swap Agreement.
Swap Agreement Obligations means any and all obligations of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries, whether absolute or contingent and howsoever and whensoever created, arising, evidenced or acquired (including all renewals, extensions and modifications thereof and substitutions therefor),
Type, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether the rate of interest on such Loan, or on the Loans comprising such Borrowing, is determined by reference to the Adjusted LIBO Rate, or the Alternate Base Rate.
UCC means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect from time to time in the State of New York or in any other state, the laws of which are required to be applied in connection with the issue of perfection of security interests.
Unfinanced Capital Expenditures means, for any period, Capital Expenditures made in cash during such period which are not financed from the proceeds of any Indebtedness (other than the Revolving Loans or Swingline Loans; it being understood and agreed that, to the extent any Capital Expenditures are financed with Revolving Loans or Swingline Loans, such Capital Expenditures shall be deemed Unfinanced Capital Expenditures). For avoidance of doubt, through and including the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2017, up to $18,000,000 in the aggregate of construction costs with respect to the property located at 625 Zoot Way, Bozeman, MT 59718 that are paid or reimbursed with proceeds of any Indebtedness will not be considered Unfinanced Capital Expenditures hereunder.
Unliquidated Obligations means, at any time, any Secured Obligations (or portion thereof) that are contingent in nature or unliquidated at such time, including any Secured Obligation that is: (i) an obligation to reimburse a bank for drawings not yet made under a letter of credit issued by it; (ii) any other obligation (including any guarantee) that is contingent in nature at such time; or (iii) an obligation to provide collateral to secure any of the foregoing types of obligations.
Unrestricted Cash means, at any time, the aggregate amount of unrestricted cash maintained by the Borrower and its Domestic Subsidiaries that are Loan Parties at such time in deposit accounts that are (i) located in the United States and (ii) not subject to any Liens other than Liens arising under the Loan Documents and Liens permitted under Section 6.02(f).
U.S. means the United States of America.
U.S. Person means a United States person within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.
U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.17(f)(ii)(B)(3).
USA PATRIOT Act means the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.
Withdrawal Liability means liability to a Multiemployer Plan as a result of a complete or partial withdrawal from such Multiemployer Plan, as such terms are defined in Part I of Subtitle E of Title IV of ERISA.
Write-Down and Conversion Powers means, with respect to any EEA Resolution Authority, the write-down and conversion powers of such EEA Resolution Authority from time to time under the Bail-In Legislation for the applicable EEA Member Country, which write-down and conversion powers are described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule.
SECTION 1.02. Classification of Loans and Borrowings. For purposes of this Agreement, Loans may be classified and referred to by Class (e.g., a Revolving Loan) or by Type (e.g., a Eurodollar Loan) or by Class and Type (e.g., a Eurodollar Revolving Loan). Borrowings also may be
weighted maturity of such Original Indebtedness, (v) the terms of such Refinance Indebtedness are not less favorable to the obligor thereunder than the original terms of such Original Indebtedness and (vi) if such Original Indebtedness was subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations or any of the other Secured Obligations, then the terms and conditions of such Refinance Indebtedness must include subordination terms and conditions that are at least as favorable to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders as those that were applicable to such Original Indebtedness;
(g) Indebtedness owed to any Person providing workers compensation, health, disability or other employee benefits or property, casualty or liability insurance, pursuant to reimbursement or indemnification obligations to such Person, in each case incurred in the ordinary course of business;
(h) Indebtedness of any Loan Party in respect of performance bonds, bid bonds, appeal bonds, surety bonds and similar obligations, in each case provided in the ordinary course of business;
(i) Indebtedness of any Person that becomes a Subsidiary after the date hereof; provided that (i) such Indebtedness exists at the time such Person becomes a Subsidiary and is not created in contemplation of or in connection with such Person becoming a Subsidiary and (ii) the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness permitted by this clause (j), together with any Refinance Indebtedness in respect thereof permitted by clause (f) above, shall not exceed $2,500,000 at any time outstanding;
(j) other unsecured Indebtedness in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding $5,000,000 at any time outstanding
(k) Permitted Convertible Notes in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding $200,000,000 at any time outstanding.
SECTION 6.02. Liens. No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, create, incur, assume or permit to exist any Lien on any property or asset now owned or hereafter acquired by it, or assign or sell any income or revenues (including Accounts) or rights in respect of any thereof, except:
(a) Liens created pursuant to any Loan Document;
(b) Permitted Encumbrances;
(c) any Lien on any property or asset of the Borrower or any Subsidiary existing on the date hereof and set forth in Schedule 6.02; provided that (i) such Lien shall not apply to any other property or asset of the Borrower or any Subsidiary and (ii) such Lien shall secure only those obligations which it secures on the date hereof and extensions, renewals and replacements thereof that do not increase the outstanding principal amount thereof;
(d) Liens on fixed or capital assets acquired, constructed or improved by the Borrower or any Subsidiary; provided that (i) such Liens secure Indebtedness permitted by Section 6.01(e), (ii) such Liens and the Indebtedness secured thereby are incurred prior to or within 90 days after such acquisition or the completion of such construction or improvement, (iii) the Indebtedness secured thereby does not exceed the cost of acquiring, constructing or improving such fixed or capital assets and (iv) such Liens shall not apply to any other property or assets of the Borrower or any Subsidiary;
(e) any Lien existing on any property or asset prior to the acquisition thereof by the Borrower or any Subsidiary or existing on any property or asset of any Person that becomes a Loan Party after the date hereof prior to the time such Person becomes a Loan Party; provided that (i) such Lien is not created in contemplation of or in connection with such acquisition or such Person becoming a Loan
(b) investments in existence on the date hereof and described in Schedule 6.04;
(c) investments made by the Borrower and the Subsidiaries in Equity Interests in their respective Subsidiaries, provided that (i) any such Equity Interests held by a Loan Party shall be pledged pursuant to the Security Agreement (subject to the limitations applicable to Equity Interests of a Material Foreign Subsidiary referred to in Section 5.13) and (ii) the aggregate amount of investments by Loan Parties in Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties (together with outstanding intercompany loans permitted under Section 6.04(d) and outstanding Guarantees permitted under Section 6.04(e)) shall not exceed $5,000,000 at any time outstanding (in each case determined without regard to any write-downs or write-offs);
(d) loans or advances made by any Loan Party to any Subsidiary and made by any Subsidiary to a Loan Party or any other Subsidiary, provided that (i) any such loans and advances made by a Loan Party shall be evidenced by a promissory note pledged pursuant to the Security Agreement and (ii) the amount of such loans and advances made by Loan Parties to Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties (together with outstanding investments permitted under Section 6.04(c) and outstanding Guarantees permitted under Section 6.04(e)) shall not exceed $5,000,000 at any time outstanding (in each case determined without regard to any write-downs or write-offs);
(e) Guarantees constituting Indebtedness permitted by Section 6.01 (other than Permitted Convertible Notes), provided that the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness of Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties that is Guaranteed by any Loan Party (together with outstanding investments permitted under clause (ii) to the proviso to Section 6.04(c) and outstanding intercompany loans permitted under clause (ii) to the proviso to Section 6.04(d)) shall not exceed $5,000,000 at any time outstanding (in each case determined without regard to any write-downs or write-offs);
(f) loans or advances made by a Loan Party to its employees on an arms-length basis in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practices for travel and entertainment expenses, relocation costs and similar purposes up to a maximum of $250,000 in the aggregate at any one time outstanding;
(g) notes payable, or stock or other securities issued by Account Debtors to a Loan Party pursuant to negotiated agreements with respect to settlement of such Account Debtors Accounts in the ordinary course of business, consistent with past practices;
(h) investments in the form of Swap Agreements permitted by Section 6.07;
(i) investments of any Person existing at the time such Person becomes a Subsidiary of the Borrower or consolidates or merges with the Borrower or any Subsidiary (including in connection with a Permitted Acquisition), so long as such investments were not made in contemplation of such Person becoming a Subsidiary or of such merger;
(j) investments received in connection with the disposition of assets permitted by Section 6.05;
(k) investments constituting deposits described in clauses (c) and (d) of the definition of the term Permitted Encumbrances;
(l) Permitted Acquisitions; and
within 90 days after the Borrower or such Subsidiary acquires or completes the construction of such fixed or capital asset.
SECTION 6.07. Swap Agreements. No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, enter into any Swap Agreement, except (a) Swap Agreements entered into to hedge or mitigate risks to which the Borrower or any Subsidiary has actual exposure (including, without limitation, commodity or foreign currency exchange exposure) (other than those in respect of Equity Interests of the Borrower or any Subsidiary), and (b) Swap Agreements entered into in order to effectively cap, collar or exchange interest rates (from floating to fixed rates, from one floating rate to another floating rate or otherwise) with respect to any interest-bearing liability or investment of the Borrower or any Subsidiary.
SECTION 6.08. Restricted Payments; Certain Payments of Indebtedness.
(a) No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, declare or make, or agree to declare or make, directly or indirectly, any Restricted Payment, or incur any obligation (contingent or otherwise) to do so, except:
(i) the Borrower may declare and pay dividends with respect to its common stock payable solely in additional shares of its common stock, and, with respect to its preferred stock, payable solely in additional shares of such preferred stock or in shares of its common stock;
(ii) Subsidiaries may declare and pay dividends ratably with respect to their Equity Interests;
(iii) consistent with past practice, the Borrower may make Restricted Payments pursuant to and in accordance with stock option plans or other benefit plans for management or employees of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries; and
(iv) consistent with past practice and subject to any increases approved by the board of directors of the Borrower, the Borrower may declare and pay cash dividends with respect to its Equity Interests so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or shall result therefrom after giving pro forma effect thereto; provided, that if such cash dividends are funded with Indebtedness permitted hereunder, the Borrower shall be in compliance with the financial covenants set forth in Section 6.12 both before and immediately after giving effect (including giving effect on a pro forma basis) to the payment of such dividends and the incurrence of such Indebtedness.
(b) No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, make or agree to pay or make, directly or indirectly, any payment or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property) of or in respect of principal of or interest on any Indebtedness, or any payment or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property), including any sinking fund or similar deposit, on account of the purchase, redemption, retirement, acquisition, cancellation or termination of any Indebtedness, except:
(i) payment of Indebtedness created under the Loan Documents;
(ii) payment of regularly scheduled interest and principal payments as and when due in respect of any Indebtedness permitted under Section 6.01, other than (x) payments in respect of Subordinated Indebtedness prohibited by the subordination provisions thereof and (y) payments in respect of Permitted Convertible Notes;
(iii) refinancings of Indebtedness to the extent permitted by Section 6.01;
(iv) payment of secured Indebtedness that becomes due as a result of the voluntary sale or transfer of the property or assets securing such Indebtedness to the extent such sale or transfer is permitted by the terms of Section 6.05
(v) with respect to any Permitted Convertible Notes, (x) the Borrower shall be permitted to make regularly scheduled non-default interest, coupon payments or additional interest expressly required by the terms thereof, (y) the Borrower may convert or exchange such Permitted Convertible Notes for any Equity Interests of the Borrower (together with cash in lieu of any fractional interest in any unit of such Equity Interests) pursuant to the terms of such Permitted Convertible Notes and (z) so long as at the time thereof and immediately after giving effect (including on a pro forma basis) thereto (1) no Default or Event of Default exists or would result therefrom and (2) the Borrower is in compliance (on a pro forma basis) with the financial covenants contained in Section 6.12, the Borrower may repurchase, retire, redeem, acquire, cancel, terminate or defease such Permitted Convertible Notes pursuant to its terms (including, without limitation, the payment of cash in lieu of stock for the principal amount and/or conversion premium associated with such Permitted Convertible Notes, upon conversion of such Permitted Convertible Notes) in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed the original principal amount thereof, plus interest; provided that the Borrower shall not use the proceeds of any Loans for any payment, repurchase, retirement, redemption, acquisition, cancellation, termination or defeasance permitted under this Section 6.08(b)(v).
SECTION 6.09. Transactions with Affiliates. No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, sell, lease or otherwise transfer any property or assets to, or purchase, lease or otherwise acquire any property or assets from, or otherwise engage in any other transactions with, any of its Affiliates, except (a) transactions that (i) are in the ordinary course of business and (ii) are at prices and on terms and conditions not less favorable to such Loan Party or such Subsidiary than could be obtained on an arms-length basis from unrelated third parties, (b) transactions between or among the Loan Parties not involving any other Affiliate, (c) any investment permitted by Sections 6.04(c) or 6.04(d), (d) any Indebtedness permitted under Section 6.01(c), (e) any Restricted Payment permitted by Section 6.08 and any other transaction permitted by Section 6.08(b)(v), (f) loans or advances to employees permitted under Section 6.04(f), (g) the payment of reasonable fees to directors of the Borrower or any Subsidiary who are not employees of the Borrower or any Subsidiary, and compensation and employee benefit arrangements paid to, and indemnities provided for the benefit of, directors, officers or employees of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business and (h) any issuances of securities or other payments, awards or grants in cash, securities or otherwise pursuant to, or the funding of, employment agreements, stock options and stock ownership plans approved by the Borrowers board of directors.
SECTION 6.10. Restrictive Agreements. No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly enter into, incur or permit to exist any agreement or other arrangement that prohibits, restricts or imposes any condition upon (a) the ability of such Loan Party or any Subsidiary to create, incur or permit to exist any Lien upon any of its property or assets (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any real property), or (b) the ability of any Subsidiary to pay dividends or other distributions with respect to any Equity Interests or to make or repay loans or advances to the Borrower or any other Subsidiary or to Guarantee Indebtedness of the Borrower or any other Subsidiary; provided that (i) the foregoing shall not apply to restrictions and conditions imposed by any Requirement of Law or by any Loan Document, (ii) the foregoing shall not apply to restrictions and conditions existing on the date hereof identified on Schedule 6.10 (but shall apply to any extension or renewal of, or any amendment or modification expanding the scope of, any such restriction or condition), (iii) the foregoing shall not apply to customary restrictions and conditions contained in agreements relating to the sale of a Subsidiary pending such sale, provided such restrictions and conditions apply only to the Subsidiary that is to be sold and such sale is permitted hereunder, (iv) clause (a) of the foregoing shall not apply to restrictions or conditions imposed by any agreement relating to secured Indebtedness permitted by this Agreement if
(d) any Loan Party shall fail to observe or perform any covenant, condition or agreement contained in Section 5.02(a), 5.03 (with respect to a Loan Partys existence), 5.08, 5.13 or 5.14, or in Article VI or in Article X;
(e) any Loan Party shall fail to observe or perform any covenant, condition or agreement contained in this Agreement (other than those specified in clause (a), (b) or (d)), and such failure shall continue unremedied for a period of thirty (30) days after the earlier of any Loan Partys knowledge of such breach or notice thereof from the Administrative Agent (which notice will be given at the request of any Lender);
(f) any Loan Party or any Subsidiary shall fail to make any payment (whether of principal or interest and regardless of amount) in respect of any Material Indebtedness, when and as the same shall become due and payable;
(g) any event or condition occurs that results in any Material Indebtedness becoming due prior to its scheduled maturity or that enables or permits (with or without the giving of notice, the lapse of time or both) the holder or holders of any Material Indebtedness or any trustee or agent on its or their behalf to cause any Material Indebtedness to become due, or to require the prepayment, repurchase, redemption or defeasance thereof, prior to its scheduled maturity; provided that this clause (g) shall not apply to (i) secured Indebtedness that becomes due as a result of the voluntary sale or transfer of the property or assets securing such Indebtedness to the extent such sale or transfer is permitted by the terms of Section 6.05
;, (ii) any requirement to deliver cash or equity securities upon conversion of Permitted Convertible Notes, (iii) any provision requiring an offer to purchase or a right to call Permitted Convertible Notes at, as of, or after, a designated date or otherwise as a result of change of control, asset sale, other fundamental change or other event or (iv) any early conversion of, or right of a holder thereof to early convert, Permitted Convertible Notes in accordance with the terms thereof;
(h) an involuntary proceeding shall be commenced or an involuntary petition shall be filed seeking (i) liquidation, reorganization or other relief in respect of a Loan Party or Subsidiary or its debts, or of a substantial part of its assets, under any federal, state or foreign bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or similar law now or hereafter in effect or (ii) the appointment of a receiver, trustee, custodian, sequestrator, conservator or similar official for any Loan Party or any Subsidiary or for a substantial part of its assets, and, in any such case, such proceeding or petition shall continue undismissed for sixty (60) days or an order or decree approving or ordering any of the foregoing shall be entered;
(i) any Loan Party or any Subsidiary shall (i) voluntarily commence any proceeding or file any petition seeking liquidation, reorganization or other relief under any federal, state or foreign bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or similar law now or hereafter in effect, (ii) consent to the institution of, or fail to contest in a timely and appropriate manner, any proceeding or petition described in clause (h) of this Article, (iii) apply for or consent to the appointment of a receiver, trustee, custodian, sequestrator, conservator or similar official for such Loan Party or Subsidiary of any Loan Party or for a substantial part of its assets, (iv) file an answer admitting the material allegations of a petition filed against it in any such proceeding, (v) make a general assignment for the benefit of creditors or (vi) take any action for the purpose of effecting any of the foregoing;
(j) any Loan Party or any Subsidiary shall become unable, admit in writing its inability, or publicly declare its intention not to, or fail generally, to pay its debts as they become due;
(k) one or more judgments for the payment of money in an aggregate amount in excess of $2,500,000 shall be rendered against any Loan Party, any Subsidiary or any combination thereof and the same shall remain undischarged for a period of thirty (30) consecutive days during which execution shall