EX-10.1 2 exhibit10_1.htm EXHIBIT 10.1_SECOND AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AND SECURITY AGREEMENT exhibit10_1.htm
Exhibit 10.1
THIS SECOND AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AND SECURITY AGREEMENT (the “Amendment”), dated as of February 28, 2011, is entered into by and among PHYSICIANS FORMULA, INC., a New York corporation (“Company”), and WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (“Wells Fargo”), acting through its Wells Fargo Business Credit operating division.
A.           Company and Wells Fargo are parties to a Credit and Security Agreement dated November 6, 2009 (as amended by the First Amendment to Credit and Security Agreement dated June 29, 2010, and the letter agreement dated December 21, 2010, and as further amended, restated or modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”).  Capitalized terms used in this Amendment have the meanings given to them in the Credit Agreement unless otherwise specified in this Amendment.
B.           Company has requested that the Credit Agreement be further amended, and Wells Fargo is willing to agree to such amendment pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth herein.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and of the mutual covenants and agreements herein contained, it is agreed as follows:
1. Amendment to Credit Agreement.  Section 5.2 of the Credit Agreement is amended to read in its entirety as follows:
“(a)           “Minimum Book Net Worth.  Company shall maintain its Book Net Worth during each period set forth below in an amount not less than the amount set forth below:
Month Ending
Minimum Book Net Worth
December 31, 2010 $46,500,000
 January 31, 2011  $46,500,000
February 28, 2011  $46,500,000
March 31, 2011   $48,000,000
April 30, 2011  $47,500,000
 May 31, 2011   $47,500,000
 June 30, 2011   $47,500,000
 July 31, 2011   $47,000,000
 August 31, 2011   $47,000,000
 September 30, 2011   $47,000,000
 October 31, 2011   $47,250,000
 November 30, 2011   $46,750,000
 December 31, 2011   $48,000,000
 January 31, 2012   $48,000,000
 February 29, 2012   $48,000,000

(b)           Minimum Adjusted EBITDA.
(i)           Company shall achieve Adjusted EBITDA each fiscal quarter, for the twelve-month period then ended, of not less than the amount set forth below for each such period:   
12-Month Period Ending
Minimum Adjusted EBITDA
December 31, 2010 $8,950,000
March 31, 2011   $4,854,000
 June 30, 2011   $2,340,000
 September 30, 2011   $1,971,000
 December 31, 2011   $5,979,000
(ii)           In addition to the immediately preceding clause (i), Company shall achieve Adjusted EBITDA exceeding $1.00 for each two consecutive calendar quarter period, commencing with the quarter ending March 31, 2011, and continuing to be tested as of the end of each calendar quarter thereafter.
(c)           Capital Expenditures.  Company shall not incur or contract to incur Capital Expenditures of more than $4,500,000 for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2011.
(d)           Future Financial Covenants.  With respect to future periods not covered by the foregoing Sections 5.2(a), (b), and (c), Company and Wells Fargo agree to negotiate in good faith to establish, no later than April 30, 2012, minimum Book Net Worth, minimum Adjusted EBITDA, and maximum Capital Expenditures requirements for such future periods through the Maturity Date.”
2. No Other Changes.  Except as explicitly amended by this Amendment or the other Loan Documents delivered in connection with this Amendment, all of the terms and conditions of the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall remain in full force and effect and shall apply to any advance or letter of credit thereunder.  This Amendment shall be deemed to be a “Loan Document” (as defined in the Credit Agreement).
3. Accommodation Fee.  [Intentionally Omitted].

4. Conditions Precedent.  This Amendment shall be effective when Wells Fargo shall have received a duly executed original hereof, together with each of the following, each in substance and form acceptable to Wells Fargo in its sole discretion and duly executed by all relevant parties:
4.1 An Acknowledgment and Agreement of Guarantors and Pledgors set forth at the end of this Amendment;
4.2 An Acknowledgment from Mill Road Capital, L.P. and Company; and
4.3 Such other matters as Wells Fargo may require.
5. Representations and Warranties.  Company hereby represents and warrants to Wells Fargo as follows:
5.1 Company has all requisite power and authority to execute this Amendment and any other agreements or instruments required hereunder and to perform all of its obligations hereunder, and this Amendment and all such other agreements and instruments have been duly executed and delivered by Company and constitute the legal, valid and binding obligation of Company, enforceable in accordance with their respective terms, except as enforceability may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally and general equit able principles (whether enforcement is sought by proceedings in equity or at law).
5.2 The execution, delivery and performance by Company of this Amendment and any other agreements or instruments required hereunder have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action and do not (i) require any authorization, consent or approval by any governmental department, commission, board, bureau, agency or instrumentality, domestic or foreign, (ii) violate any provision of any law, rule or regulation or of any order, writ, injunction or decree presently in effect, having applicability to Company, or the articles of incorporation or by-laws of Company, or (iii) result in a breach of or constitute a default under any indenture or loan or credit a greement or any other material agreement, lease or instrument to which Company is a party or by which Company or its properties may be bound or affected.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Company represents and warrants that (a) the Consent in Lieu of a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors, dated November 6, 2009, adopted by the Company’s board of directors and certified to Wells Fargo pursuant to the Officer’s Certificate, dated November 6, 2009 (as supplemented by the Supplemental Secretary’s Certificate, dated November 16, 2009, the “Officer’s Certificate”), continues in full force and effect, (b) the certificate of incorporation and bylaws of Company, which were certified and delivered to Wells Fargo pursuant to the Officer’s Certificate, continue in full force and effect and have not been amended or otherwise modified, and (c) the officers and agents of Comp any who were certified to Wells Fargo pursuant to the Officer’s Certificate as being authorized to sign and to act on behalf of Company continue to be so authorized.
5.3 Except as set forth on the schedules attached as Annex A hereto, all of the representations and warranties contained in Section 4 and Exhibit D of the Credit Agreement are true and correct in all material respects on and as of the date hereof as though made on and as of such date, except to the extent that such representations and warranties relate solely to an earlier date (in which case such representations and warranties continue to be true and correct as of such earlier date).

6. References.  All references in the Credit Agreement to “this Agreement” shall be deemed to refer to the Credit Agreement as amended hereby; and any and all references in the other Loan Documents to the Credit Agreement shall be deemed to refer to the Credit Agreement as amended hereby.
7. No Waiver.  The execution of this Amendment and the acceptance of all other agreements and instruments related hereto shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any Default or Event of Default under the Credit Agreement or a waiver of any breach, default or event of default under any Security Document or other document held by Wells Fargo, whether or not known to Wells Fargo and whether or not existing on the date of this Amendment.
8. Release.  Company and each of the Persons signing the Acknowledgement and Agreement of Guarantors and Pledgors (such Persons, the “Guarantors”) set forth below hereby absolutely and unconditionally release and forever discharge Wells Fargo, and any and all participants, parent corporations, subsidiary corporations, affiliated corporations, insurers, indemnitors, successors and assigns thereof, together with all of the present and former directors, officers, agents and employees of any of the foregoing, from any and all claims, demands or causes of action of any kind, nature or descr iption relating to the Credit Agreement, other Loan Documents, or related transactions, whether arising in law or equity or upon contract or tort or under any state or federal law or otherwise, which Company or any Guarantor has had, now has or has made claim to have against any such person for or by reason of any act, omission, matter, cause or thing whatsoever 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 or known or unknown.  It is the intention of the Company and the Guarantors in executing this release that the same shall be effective as a bar to each and every claim, demand and cause of action specified and in furtherance of this intention Company and each Guarantor waives and relinquishes all rights and benefits under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of the State of California, which provides:
The parties acknowledge that each may hereafter discover facts different from or in addition to those now known or believed to be true with respect to such claims, demands, or causes of action and agree that this instrument shall be and remain effective in all respects notwithstanding any such differences or additional facts.

9. Costs and Expenses.  Company agrees to pay all reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel to Wells Fargo for the services performed by such counsel in connection with the preparation of this Amendment and the documents and instruments incidental hereto.  Company hereby agrees that Wells Fargo may, at any time or from time to time in its sole discretion and without further authorization by Company, make a loan to Company under the Credit Agreement, or apply the proceeds of any loan, for the purpose of paying any such reasonable fees and disbursements.
10. Miscellaneous.  This Amendment may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which when so executed and delivered shall be deemed an original and all of which counterparts, taken together, shall constitute one and the same instrument.  Transmission by facsimile or “pdf” file of an executed counterpart of this Amendment shall be deemed to constitute due and sufficient delivery of such counterpart.  Any party hereto may request an original counterpart of any party delivering such electronic counterpart.  This Amendment and the rights and obligations of the parties hereto shall be construed in accordance with, and governed by, the laws of the State of California.  In the event of any conflict between this Amendment and the Credit Agreement, the terms of this Amendment shall govern.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Amendment to be duly executed as of the date first above written.
  By:  /s/ Gary Whitaker   
  Name:  Gary Whitaker   
  Title  Authorized Signatory   
  By:  /s/ Jeff Rogers   
  Name:  Jeff Rogers   
  Title:  President