SECTION 14. Guarantors’ Acknowledgment and Agreement. Although the Guarantors party hereto have been informed of the matters set forth herein and have agreed to the same, each such Guarantor understands, acknowledges and agrees that none of the Secured Parties has any obligations to inform such Guarantor of such matters in the future or to seek its acknowledgment or agreement to future amendments, restatements, supplements, changes, modifications, waivers or consents, and nothing herein shall create such a duty.
SECTION 15. Release.
(a) As of the date of this Waiver, each Loan Party Obligor, for itself and on behalf of its successors, assigns, Subsidiaries and such Loan Party Obligor’s and its Subsidiaries’ officers, directors (and any equivalent governing body), employees, agents, representatives, advisors, consultants, accountants and attorneys, and any Person acting for or on behalf of, or claiming through it (collectively, the “Releasing Persons”), hereby waives, releases, remises and forever discharges each Secured Party, each of their respective Affiliates and successors in title, and past, present and future officers, directors, employees, limited partners, general partners, investors, attorneys, assigns, subsidiaries, shareholders, trustees, agents and other professionals of the foregoing entities and all other Persons and entities to whom any Secured Party would be liable if such Persons were found to be liable to such Releasing Persons (each a “Releasee” and collectively, the “Releasees”), from any and all past, present and future claims, suits, liens, lawsuits, amounts paid in settlement, debts, deficiencies, disbursements, demands, obligations, liabilities, causes of action, damages, losses, costs and expenses of any kind or character, whether based in equity, law, contract, tort, implied or express warranty, strict liability, criminal or civil statute or common law (each a “Claim” and collectively, the “Claims”), whether known or unknown, fixed or contingent, direct, indirect, or derivative, asserted or unasserted, matured or unmatured, foreseen or unforeseen, past or present, liquidated or unliquidated, suspected or unsuspected, which such Releasing Persons ever had from the beginning of the world until (and including) the date hereof, against any such Releasing Person which relates, directly or indirectly, to the Facility Agreement, any other Loan Document, any Equity Document, the Stock owned by any Releasee or to any acts or omissions of any such Releasee with respect to the Facility Agreement, any other Loan Document, any Equity Document, or any Stock owned by any Releasee, or to the lender-borrower relationship evidenced by the Facility Agreement and the other Loan Documents (including as modified hereby, as applicable) or the Stock holder relationship evidenced by the Equity Documents.
(b) As to each and every Claim released hereunder, each Loan Party Obligor hereby agrees, represents and warrants that it has received the advice of legal counsel with regard to the releases contained herein, and having been so advised, specifically waives the benefit of the provisions of Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California which provides as follows:
“A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
(c) As to each and every Claim released hereunder, each Loan Party Obligor also waives the benefit of each other similar provision of applicable federal, state or foreign law (including without limitation the laws of the State of New York), if any, pertaining to general releases after having been advised by legal counsel to such Loan Party Obligor with respect thereto.