(d) Release. The Borrower and each Guarantor, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates and the successors, assigns, heirs and representatives of each of the foregoing (collectively, the Releasors) hereby absolutely and unconditionally releases and forever discharges the Administrative Agent, in all capacities, whether as an agent, Lender or otherwise, and each Lender, and any and all participants, parent entities, subsidiary entities, affiliated entities, insurers, indemnitors, successors and assigns thereof, together with all of the present and former directors, officers, managers, agents, attorneys and employees of any of the foregoing (collectively, the Released Parties), from (x) any and all liabilities, obligations, duties, responsibilities, promises or indebtedness of any kind of the Released Parties to the Releasors or any of them except for the obligations of the Released Parties under the Loan Papers, and (y) any and all claims, demands or causes of action of any kind, nature or description, whether arising in law or equity or upon contract or tort or under any state or federal law or otherwise, which the Releasors or any of them has had, now have or have made claim to have against any such person for or by reason of any act, omission, event, contract, liability, indebtedness, claim, circumstance, matter of any kind, cause or thing known to the Borrower arising from the beginning of time to and including the date of this Amendment, whether such claims, demands and causes of action are matured or unmatured, provided further that the Borrower and each Guarantor hereby represents and warrants that as of the date hereof to its knowledge no such claims, demands or causes or action exist. For purposes of the release contained in this clause (d), any reference to any Releasor shall mean and include, as applicable, such Releasors successors and assigns, including, without limitation, any receiver, trustee or debtor-in-possession, acting on behalf of such person. As to each and every claim released hereunder, Borrower and each Guarantor hereby represents that it has received the advice of legal counsel with regard to the releases contained herein and agrees to waive, to the extent permitted by law, any common law or statutory rule or principle that could affect the validity or scope or any other aspect of such release.
(e) Special California Provisions. The Borrower and each Guarantor, with the advice of competent California counsel, by executing this Amendment and executing any other Loan Papers in connection herewith, freely, irrevocably and unconditionally:
(i) waives all rights of subrogation, reimbursement, indemnification and contribution and any other rights and defenses (other than payment) that are or may become available to the Borrower and each Guarantor by reason of Sections 2787 to 2855, inclusive, 2899 and 3433, of the California Civil Code;
(ii) agrees that the Borrower and each Guarantor will not assert any of the foregoing defenses (other than payment) in any action or proceeding which the Administrative Agent or any Lender may commence to enforce its rights under the Loan Papers;
(iii) acknowledges and agrees that the rights and defenses (other than payment) waived by the Borrower and each Guarantor hereunder include any right or defense (other than payment) that the Borrower or any Guarantor may have or be entitled to assert based upon or arising out of any one or more of the following: Sections 580a, 580b, 580d or 726 of the California Code of Civil Procedure or Sections 2809, 2810, 2819, 2839, 2845, 2847, 2848, 2849, 2850, 2899 and 3433 of the California Civil Code;
(iv) acknowledges and agrees that the Administrative Agent and Lenders are relying on this waiver in entering into this Amendment and other Loan Papers, and that this waiver is a material part of the consideration which the Administrative Agent and Lenders are receiving for making the loans to the Borrower evidenced by the Loan Papers; and
(v) acknowledges and agrees that the Borrower and each Guarantor intends the foregoing to be express waivers of each and every one of said specific rights and/or defenses (other than payment) as contemplated under California Civil Code Section 2856.
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