Shareholders Loan Agreement, dated as of July 14, 2021, between the Company and Weichai America Corp
SHAREHOLDERS LOAN AGREEMENT
dated as of
July 14, 2021
POWER SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC.,
WEICHAI AMERICA CORP.,
This SHAREHOLDERS LOAN AGREEMENT dated as of July 14, 2021 (this Loan Agreement), between POWER SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC., a Delaware corporation, as Borrower (the Borrower), and WEICHAI AMERICA CORP., an Illinois corporation, as Lender (the Lender).
The Borrower desires to borrow up to an aggregate principal amount of US$25,000,000 from the Lender for supplementing working capital in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Loan Agreement.
The Lender, which owns 51.3% of the total issued shares of capital stock of the Borrower, is willing to make available the Loan (as defined below) to the Borrower in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Loan Agreement.
SECTION 1. Defined Terms. As used in this Loan Agreement, the following terms have the meanings specified below:
Applicable Law means, as to any Person, all applicable laws binding upon such Person or to which such a Person is subject.
Borrowing Request means a request for a Loan in substantially the form attached hereto as Exhibit A.
Business Day means any day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or other day that is a legal holiday under the laws of the United States, Hong Kong and Peoples Republic of China or is a day on which banking institutions in such jurisdictions are authorized or required by law to close.
Credit Agreement means that certain Amended and Restated Uncommitted Revolving Credit Agreement dated as of March 26, 2021 (as the same may be further amended, supplemented or otherwise modified, renewed or replaced from time to time), among others, the Borrower, the Senior Lenders, and Standard Chartered Bank.
Debtor Relief Laws means the Bankruptcy Code of the United States of America, and all other liquidation, conservatorship, bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, moratorium, rearrangement, receivership, insolvency, reorganization, or similar debtor relief laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdictions from time to time in effect.
Discharge of Senior Bank Obligations means the payment in full in cash of all of the Senior Bank Obligations and there exists no claim subject to indemnification by the Borrower or any other Loan Party (as defined in the Credit Agreement) under the Senior Loan Documents.
Distribution means, with respect to any indebtedness, obligation or security, (a) any payment or distribution by any Person of cash, securities or other property, by set-off or otherwise, on account of such indebtedness, obligation or security, (b) any redemption, purchase or other acquisition of such indebtedness, obligation or security by any Person or (c) the granting of any lien or security interest to or for the benefit of the holders of such indebtedness, obligation or security in or upon any property of any Person.
Dollar and $ mean lawful money of the United States.
Event of Default has the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 5 of this Loan Agreement.
Facility Amount has the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 2.1.1. of this Loan Agreement.
Interest Period has the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 2.5.2. of this Loan Agreement.
LIBOR means the offered rate per annum for deposits of Dollars that appears on Reuters Screen LIBOR Page as of 11:00 A.M. (London, England time) one (1) Business Day prior to the first date of the Interest Period for which an interest rate is to be determined. If such page or service ceases to be available, the Lender may specify another page or service displaying the relevant rate after consultation with the Borrower and a term equivalent to the relevant Interest Period, or if there is no equivalent term the next longest term closest to the relevant Interest Period, for value on the first day of that period. If such rate is less than zero, LIBOR shall be deemed to be zero and if no such rate is displayed or if a market disruption event occurs or any market circumstances prevail such that it is impossible to determine a rate, the rate shall be the cost of the Lenders funds.
Loan means a loan by the Lender to the Borrower under this Loan Agreement.
Loan Documents means this Loan Agreement and any other agreements, instruments or documents executed in connection herewith.
Material Adverse Effect means a material adverse effect on (i) the business operations or financial condition of the Borrower, or (ii) the ability of the Borrower to repay the Loan or otherwise perform its obligations under the Loan Documents.
Maturity Date means May 20, 2022.
Person means any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, association, company, partnership, governmental authority or other entity.
Senior Bank Obligations means all Obligations (as defined in the Credit Agreement), including, without limitation, all advances to, and debts, liabilities, obligations, covenants and duties of, the Borrower arising under the Senior Loan Documents or otherwise with respect to any loan under the Senior Loan Documents, whether direct or indirect (including those acquired by assumption), absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising and including interest and fees that accrue after the commencement by or against the Borrower or any affiliate thereof of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Laws naming the Borrower or any affiliate thereof as the debtor in such proceeding, regardless of whether such interest and fees are allowed claims in such proceeding.
Senior Bank Discharge Notice means a written notice executed by Standard Chartered Bank confirming that the Discharge of Senior Bank Obligations has occurred.
Senior Lender means each Lender party to the Credit Agreement from time to time.
Senior Loan Documents means the Credit Agreement, each Loan Document under and as defined in the Credit Agreement and all other agreements, documents and instruments executed from time to time in connection therewith, as the same may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from to time.
Standard Chartered Bank mean Standard Chartered Bank, in its capacity as administrative agent under the Credit Agreement.
Subordinated Obligations shall mean all principal, interest and other amounts owing by the Borrower to the Lender under this Loan Agreement.
LOANS AND BORROWINGS
SECTION 2.1. Loans and Purpose.
At the request of the Borrower, the Lender has established, as of the date hereof, a loan facility in favor of the Borrower in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Loan Agreement with a maximum principal amount at any one time outstanding up to Twenty Five Million Dollars (US$25,000,000) (the Facility Amount); provided, however, that no provision of this Loan Agreement shall be deemed to require the Lender to advance any Loan to the Borrower at any time. At any time that the Borrower desires the Lender to advance a Loan hereunder, the Borrower may request the same, and such Loan may be made in the Lenders sole discretion.
2.1.2. Purpose. All Loan proceeds shall be used for supplementing working capital of the Borrower.
SECTION 2.2. Borrowing Requests.
2.2.1. Borrowing Request. The Borrower shall notify the Lender in writing for each Loan ten (10) Business Days in advance. Each such notice shall be in the form of a Borrowing Request, appropriately completed and signed by an authorized officer of the Borrower.
2.2.2. Content of Borrowing Requests. Each Borrowing Request for a Loan pursuant to this Section shall specify the following information in substantially the form of Exhibit A hereto: (i) the aggregate amount of the requested Loan; (ii) the date of such Loan (which shall be a
Business Day); (iii) the location and number of the Borrowers account to which funds are to be disbursed; and (iv) any other information as the Lender may reasonably request in connection with such Loan. The Lender shall assess each Borrowing Request and decide whether or not to approve such Borrowing Request. If a Borrowing Request is approved, the Lender shall make the amount of the Loan available to the Borrower on the proposed date thereof. If a Borrowing Request is not approved, the Lender shall notify the Borrower within 3 Business Days after receipt of the applicable Borrowing Request.
The Borrower may draw down the Loan in one lump sum or in installments, upon the Lenders approval of the Borrowing Request; provided, however, that:
the aggregate principal amount drawn under this Loan Agreement shall not exceed the Facility Amount;
if the Borrower elects to borrow an amount less than the Facility Amount, the minimum amount of each Loan shall be $5,000,000 and integral multiples of $5,000,000 in excess thereof; and
amounts repaid or prepaid may not be reborrowed by the Borrower.
SECTION 2.3. Prepayments. Subject to Section 2.8, the Borrower may prepay at any time and from time to time, in whole or in part, upon ten (10) Business Days prior written notice to the Lender, the outstanding principal balance of the Loan. All prepayments shall include accrued and unpaid interest on the principal amount being prepaid to the date of prepayment.
SECTION 2.4. Repayment of Loans. Subject to Section 2.8, the Borrower shall repay to the Lender the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Loan, together with accrued and unpaid interest and any other amount owing under this Loan Agreement and the Loan Documents on the Maturity Date.
SECTION 2.5. Interest.
Interest Rates. Each Loan shall bear interest from the date of drawdown at a rate per annum equal to the applicable LIBOR as at the date of drawdown, plus 4.5% per annum. Interest shall be calculated on the basis of actual number of days elapsed over a year of 365 days.
Interest Period. Interest periods shall be for 3 months (each an Interest Period).
Interest Payment Date. Subject to Section 2.8, in relation to each Loan, accrued and unpaid interest shall be payable on the Maturity Date.
SECTION 2.6. Expenses. The Borrower shall pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by the Lender in connection with the negotiation, drafting, filing, registration, or recording of this Loan Agreement.
SECTION 2.7. Obligation. Subject to Section 2.8, the Borrower hereby unconditionally promises to pay to the Lender, in Dollars in immediately available funds, all principal, interest and other amounts owing under this Loan Agreement when such amounts are due and payable hereunder, without counterclaim, deduction, setoff or other reduction for any reason.
SECTION 2.8. Subordination to Senior Bank Obligations. The Borrower and the Lender hereby covenant and agree, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Loan Agreement, that the payment of any and all of the Subordinated Obligations, shall be subordinate and subject in right and time of payment to the prior payment in full in cash of the Senior Bank Obligations and the occurrence of the Discharge of Senior Bank Obligations. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Loan Agreement, the Borrower hereby agrees that it may not make, and the Lender hereby agrees that it will not accept, any Distribution with respect to the Subordinated Obligations until it has received a Senior Bank Discharge Notice. Prior to receipt of a Senior Bank Discharge Notice, if any Distribution on account of the Subordinated Obligations is received by Lender, such Distribution shall not be commingled with any of the assets of Lender, shall be held in trust by Lender for the benefit of Standard Chartered Bank and the Senior Lenders and shall be promptly paid over to Standard Chartered Bank.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
The Borrower represents and warrants to the Lender that:
SECTION 3.1. Existence, Qualification and Power. The Borrower (a) is duly incorporated, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation, and (b) has all requisite power and authority and all requisite governmental licenses, authorizations, consents and approvals to execute, deliver and perform its obligations under this Loan Agreement.
SECTION 3.2. Authorization; No Contravention. The execution and delivery and performance by the Borrower of this Loan Agreement and the Loan Documents have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or other organizational action, and do not and will not (i) contravene any provisions of any Applicable Law to which it or any of its assets or revenues are subject; or (ii) conflict with, or result in any breach of any of the terms of, or constitute a default under, any material agreement or other instrument to which it is a party; or (iii) result in the creation or imposition of or oblige it to create any security interest other than as permitted under the terms of this Loan Agreement on any of its undertaking, assets, rights or revenues.
SECTION 3.3. Enforceability. This Loan Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by the Borrower and constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Borrower, enforceable against the Borrower in accordance with its terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, moratorium or other Applicable Laws affecting creditors rights generally and by general principles of equity.
SECTION 3.4. No Material Adverse Effect; No Default. The Borrower is not in default under or with respect to any contractual obligation that, either individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. No Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would result from the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Loan Agreement.
SECTION 3.5. Litigation. There is no legal action or proceeding pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened, against the Borrower, before any court or administrative agency which would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
AFFIRMATIVE AND NEGATIVE COVENANTS
SECTION 4. Affirmative and Negative Covenants. The Borrower covenants and agrees with the Lender that, so long as this Loan Agreement shall remain in effect or the principal of or interest on the Loan or any other amount payable in connection herewith shall be unpaid, unless the Lender otherwise consents in writing, the Borrower shall:
provide to the Lender within thirty (30) days of the end of each calendar month with monthly financial statements for such month;
furnish the Lender prompt written notice upon its becoming aware of the filing or commencement of, or any threat or notice of intention of any person to file or commence, any action, suit or proceeding, whether at law or in equity or by or before any governmental authority, against it which would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect or in a material impairment of the ability of the Borrower to perform any of its obligations under this Loan Agreement; and
not use any loan proceeds to pay any legal expenses where the invoice or budget from a vendor for a matter is in excess of US $500,000 in the aggregate.
EVENTS OF DEFAULT
SECTION 5. Events of Default.
In case of the occurrence of any of the following events (each, an Event of Default):
the Borrower defaults in the payment of (i) when due, any principal of the Loan, whether at maturity, by acceleration or otherwise and (ii) within three (3) Business Days when due, any interest on the Loan, whether at maturity, by acceleration or otherwise;
any representation or warranty made or deemed made by the Borrower hereunder is false or misleading in any material respect as of the time made or deemed made or furnished, which is not remedied within thirty (30) days after the Lender has notified the Borrower in writing of the same;
the Borrower defaults in the performance or observance of any other covenant or agreement under this Loan Agreement and such default continues for a period of thirty (30) days after written notice from the Lender;
the Borrower passes a resolution to dissolve, wind-up or liquidate itself;
any case, proceeding or other action against the Borrower is commenced seeking an order for relief against it as debtor or to adjudicate it as bankrupt or insolvent, or seeking reorganization, arrangement, adjustment, liquidation, dissolution or composition of it or its debts under any Debtor Relief Law, and such case, proceeding or other action results in the entry of an order for relief against it that is not fully stayed or dismissed within sixty (60) days after the entry thereof; or
the Borrower generally fails to pay its debts as they become due or admits in writing its inability to pay its debts, or makes a general assignment for the benefit of creditors; or the Borrower commences any case, proceeding or other action seeking an order for relief on its behalf as debtor or adjudicating it a bankrupt or insolvent, or seeking reorganization, arrangement, adjustment, liquidation, dissolution or composition of it or its debts under any law relating to bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or relief of debtors or seeking appointment of a receiver, trustee, custodian or other similar official for it or for all or any substantial part of its property; or the Borrower takes any corporate action to authorize or in contemplation of any of the actions set forth above in this paragraph (f).
Then, and in every such event, the Lender shall in addition to all other rights and remedies available to it be entitled by written (including facsimile) notice to the Borrower to terminate this Loan Agreement and to declare any outstanding principal of and all accrued and unpaid interest accrued on the Loan and all other liabilities accrued hereunder to be forthwith due and payable, and the same shall thereupon become immediately due and payable without presentment, demand, protest or further notice of any kind, all of which are hereby expressly waived by the Borrower, anything contained herein to the contrary notwithstanding.
SECTION 6.1. Governing Law. This Loan Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois. Each party hereto irrevocably waives any objection which it may now or hereafter have to the laying of the venue of any proceedings in the courts of Illinois and any claim that any such proceedings have been brought in an inconvenient forum and further irrevocably agrees that a judgement in any proceedings brought in the State courts of Illinois shall be conclusive and binding upon the relative party and may be enforced in the courts of any other jurisdiction, in each case to the fullest extent permitted by Applicable Law. EACH OF BORROWER AND LENDER HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RESPECTIVE RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL OF ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION BASED UPON OR ARISING OUT OF THIS LOAN AGREEMENT.
SECTION 6.2. Entire Agreement; Amendments; Invalidity. This Loan Agreement and the other Loan Documents constitute the entire agreement and understanding of the parties, and supersede and replace in their entirety any prior discussions, agreements, etc., all of which are merged herein and therein. None of the terms of this Loan Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents may be amended or otherwise modified except by an instrument executed by each of the Borrower and the Lender; provided that Section 2.8 of this Loan Agreement shall not be amended without the consent of Standard Chartered Bank. If any provision or part of a provision of this Loan Agreement or its application to either party, shall be, or be found by any authority of competent jurisdiction to be, invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect the other provisions or parts of such provisions of this Loan Agreement, all of which shall remain in full force and effect.
SECTION 6.3. No Third Party Beneficiary. This Loan Agreement shall not be construed so as to confer any right or benefit upon any person or entity other than the parties to this Loan Agreement and their respective successors and assigns; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, Standard Chartered Bank shall be an express third party beneficiary of Section 6.2 hereof.
SECTION 6.4. Indemnification; Expenses.
(a) The Borrower shall indemnify the Lender, and its directors, officers, employees, and agents (each such person being called an Indemnitee) against, and hold each Indemnitee harmless from, any and all losses, claims, damages, liabilities and related reasonable expenses (including the reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of any counsel for any Indemnitee), incurred by any Indemnitee or asserted against any Indemnitee by any third party or by the Borrower arising out of or as a result of (i) the Lender being party to this Loan Agreement, any other Loan Document or any agreement or instrument contemplated hereby or thereby, the performance by the parties hereto of their respective obligations hereunder or thereunder or the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, (ii) any Loan or the use or proposed use of proceeds therefrom, or (iii) any actual or prospective claim, litigation, investigation or proceeding relating to any of the foregoing, whether based on contract, tort or any other theory, whether brought by a third party or by the Borrower, and regardless of whether any Indemnitee is a party thereto, provided that such indemnity shall not, as to any Indemnitee, be available to the extent that such losses, claims, damages, liabilities or related expenses are determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to have resulted from the gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct of such Indemnitee.
(b) Subject to Section 2.8, the Borrower agrees to pay to the Lender, within thirty (30) days after written demand (which shall include reasonable documentation), any and all reasonable costs, expenses, and fees incurred by the Lender including, without limitation, the reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of counsel for the Lender in connection with the collection, enforcement, preservation or protection of its rights in connection with this Loan Agreement and the other Loan Documents, including its rights under this Section, or in connection with the Loans made. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, payments in respect of amounts claimed by the Lender under this Section 6.4 shall be due and payable on the Maturity Date.
SECTION 6.5. Notice. All notices or communications required to be given under this Loan Agreement shall be in writing an shall be served personally, sent by email, or delivered by overnight courier service to the addresses set forth below:
To the Borrower:
Address: Power Solutions International, Inc.
201 Mittel Dr., Wood Dale, IL 60191
Attention: Chief Financial Officer
Email address: ***@***
To the Lender:
Address: Weichai America Corp.
3100 Golf Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Attention: Sidong Shao
Email address: ***@***
SECTION 6.6. Headings. The headings of the sections of this Loan Agreement are for convenience only and shall not control or affect the meaning or construction of any provision of this Loan Agreement.
SECTION 6.7. Counterparts. This Loan Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall constitute an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute but one instrument. Counterparts may be delivered via facsimile, electronic mail (including pdf) or other transmission method and any counterpart so delivered shall be deemed to be as effective as an original signature page delivered manually.
[Signature page follows.]
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Loan Agreement to be duly executed by their respective authorized officers as of the day and year first above written.
POWER SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC.,
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
WEICHAI AMERICA CORP.,
The undersigned, being a duly elected and acting authorized officer of POWER SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC., a Delaware corporation (the Borrower), does hereby request that the Lender make a Loan, in the aggregate amount of $ on , 20 , the proceeds of which shall be transferred pursuant to the following instructions:
Account Name: Power Solutions International, Inc.
In support of this Borrowing Request, the Borrower hereby certifies to Weichai America Corp., an Illinois corporation (the Lender), in connection with the SHAREHOLDERS LOAN AGREEMENT, dated as of July , 2021 between the Borrower and the Lender (the Loan Agreement; with other capitalized terms used below having the meanings ascribed thereto in the Loan Agreement) that:
1. Each of the representations and warranties of the Borrower contained in the Loan Agreement and the Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects (except that any representation and warranty that is qualified as to materiality or Material Adverse Effect shall be true and correct in all respects) as of the date the Loan is made (other than any such representations or warranties that, by their terms, refer to a date other than such dates in which case such representations and warranties were true and correct in all material respects (except that any representation and warranty that is qualified as to materiality or Material Adverse Effect shall be true and correct in all respects) on and as of such earlier date); and
2. At the time of, and immediately after giving effect to, such Loan, no Event of Default or event or condition which upon notice, lapse of time or both would constitute an Event of Default, has occurred and is continuing.
Dated: , 202
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