New Lender Agreement, dated as of April 8, 2019, by and among NRP (Operating) LLC and the lenders party thereto

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EX-10.2 3 a2019form8-krcfamendment102.htm EXHIBIT 10.2 Exhibit
Exhibit 10.2


This New Lender Agreement (this “Agreement”) dated as of April 8, 2019 is among NRP (Operating) LLC (the “Borrower”), Citibank, N.A., in its capacity as administrative agent (the “Administrative Agent”) under the Credit Agreement described below, and Frost Bank (the “New Lender”). Capitalized terms used herein without definition have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Credit Agreement.

A.    Pursuant to Section 2.18 of the Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of June 16, 2015 (as it may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”) among the Borrower, the Lenders from time to time party thereto and the Administrative Agent, the Borrower has the right, subject to the terms and conditions thereof, to effectuate from time to time an increase in the total Tranche B Commitments under the Credit Agreement by offering to Lenders and other bank and financial institutions the opportunity to participate in all or a portion of the increased Tranche B Commitments.
B.    The Borrower has given notice to the Administrative Agent of its intention to increase the total Tranche B Commitments pursuant to such Section 2.18 by $12,000,000.00 and the Administrative Agent is willing to consent thereto.
C.    The New Lender desires to become a Tranche B Revolving Lender under the Credit Agreement and extend Revolving Loans to the Borrower in accordance with the terms thereof.
Accordingly, the parties hereto agree as follows:
SECTION 1.    Loan Documents. The New Lender hereby acknowledges receipt of copies of the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents.
SECTION 2.    Joinder to Credit Agreement. By executing and delivering this Agreement, the New Lender hereby agrees (i) to become a party to the Credit Agreement as a Lender and a Tranche B Revolving Lender, in each case, as defined therein and (ii) to be bound by all the terms, conditions, representations, and warranties of the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents applicable to Lenders and Tranche B Revolving Lenders, and all references to the Lenders and Tranche B Revolving Lenders in the Loan Documents shall be deemed to include the New Lender. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the New Lender hereby agrees to make Revolving Loans to the Borrower from time to time during the Availability Period in an aggregate principal amount that will not result in the New Lender’s Revolving Credit Exposure exceeding its Commitment. The Tranche B Commitment of the New Lender shall be $12,000,000.00.
SECTION 3.    Consent. The Administrative Agent hereby consents to the participation of the New Lender in the increased Tranche B Commitment.
SECTION 4.    Representation and Warranties of the Borrower. The Borrower represents and warrants as follows:
(a)    The execution, delivery and performance by the Borrower of this Agreement are within the Borrower’s corporate powers, have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action

on the part of the Borrower and do not contravene (i) the Borrower’s articles of incorporation or by-laws or (ii) any indenture, loan agreement or other similar agreement or instrument binding on the Borrower.
(b)    No authorization, consent or approval of any Governmental Authority is required for the valid execution, delivery and performance by the Borrower of this Agreement.
(c)    This Agreement constitutes a valid and binding agreement of the Borrower enforceable against the Borrower in accordance with its terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or similar laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and equitable principles of general applicability.
(d)    The aggregate amount of the Tranche B Commitments under the Credit Agreement, including any increases pursuant to Section 2.18 thereof, does not exceed $150,000,000.
(e)    No Default, Event of Default or Material Adverse Effect has occurred and is continuing.
SECTION 5.    Effectiveness. This Agreement shall become effective upon the receipt by the Administrative Agent of the following:
(a)    Counterparts of, or telecopied signature pages of, this Agreement executed by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the New Lender;
(b)    An Administrative Questionnaire in the form supplied by the Administrative Agent, duly completed by the New Lender;
(c)    If the New Lender is a Foreign Lender, any documentation required to be delivered by the New Lender pursuant to Section 2.15 of the Credit Agreement, duly completed and executed by the New Lender;
(d)    If requested by the Administrative Agent, a certified copy of the resolutions of the Board of Directors of the Borrower approving the increase in the Commitment and this Agreement in a form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent; and
(e)    If requested by the Administrative Agent, a legal opinion from counsel to the Borrower in a form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.
SECTION 6.    New Lender Credit Decision. The New Lender acknowledges that it has, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent or any other Lender and based on the financial statements referred to in Section 3.05 of the Credit Agreement or the most recent financial statements delivered pursuant to Section 5.01 thereof and such other documents and information as it has deemed appropriate, made its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Agreement and to agree to the various matters set forth herein. The New Lender also acknowledges that it will, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent or any other Lender and based on such documents and information as it shall deem appropriate at the time, continue to make its own credit decisions in taking or not taking action under the Credit Agreement.

SECTION 7.    Governing Law. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to any choice of law provision that would require the application of the law of another jurisdiction.
SECTION 8.    Execution in Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts and by different parties hereto in separate counterparts and may be delivered in original or facsimile form, each of which when so executed and delivered shall be deemed to be an original and all of which taken together shall constitute one and the same agreement.
SECTION 9.    Expenses. The Borrower shall pay all reasonable costs and expenses of the Administrative Agent within ten Business Days notice thereof in connection with the preparation, negotiation, execution and delivery of this Agreement, including, without limitation, the reasonable fees and out-of-pocket expenses of counsel for the Administrative Agent with respect thereto.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be executed by their respective officers thereunder duly authorized, as of the date first above written.
a Delaware limited liability company
/s/ Christopher J. Zolas
Name: Christopher J. Zolas
Title: Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

a national banking association
/s/ Akshay Kulkarni
Name: Akshay Kulkarni
Title: Director and Vice President

Frost Bank,
a Texas State Bank
/s/ Lane Dodds
Name: Lane Dodds
Title: Senior Vice President