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LIBOR Transition Amendment, dated April 6, 2022, to Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, by and among Qorvo, Inc., as the Borrower, and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent
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EX-10.39 9 qorvo-libortransitionamend.htm EX-10.39 Document
LIBOR TRANSITION AMENDMENT
THIS LIBOR TRANSITION AMENDMENT (this “Agreement”), dated as of April 6, 2022 (the “Amendment Effective Date”), is entered into among QORVO, INC, a Delaware corporation (the “Borrower”) and BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as administrative agent (the “Administrative Agent”).
WHEREAS, the Borrower, certain Subsidiaries of the Borrower party thereto as guarantors (the “Guarantors”), the lenders from time to time party thereto, (the “Lenders”), and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lender and L/C Issuer, have entered into that certain Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of September 29, 2020 (as amended, modified, extended, restated, replaced, or supplemented from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”);
WHEREAS, certain loans and/or other extensions of credit (the “Loans”) under the Credit Agreement incur or are permitted to incur interest, fees, commissions or other amounts based on the London Interbank Offered Rate as administered by the ICE Benchmark Administration (“LIBOR”) in accordance with the terms of the Credit Agreement; and
WHEREAS, applicable parties under the Credit Agreement have determined in accordance with the Credit Agreement that LIBOR should be replaced with a successor rate in accordance with the Credit Agreement and, in connection therewith, the Administrative Agent has determined that certain conforming changes are necessary or advisable.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual covenants contained herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:
1.Defined Terms. Capitalized terms used herein but not otherwise defined herein (including on any Appendix attached hereto) shall have the meanings provided to such terms in the Credit Agreement, as amended by this Agreement.
2.Agreement. Notwithstanding any provision of the Credit Agreement or any other document related thereto (the “Loan Documents”) to the contrary, the parties hereto hereby agree that the terms set forth on Appendix A shall apply to Loans. For the avoidance of doubt, to the extent any provisions in the Credit Agreement are not specifically addressed by Appendix A, such provisions in the Credit Agreement shall continue to apply.
3.Conflict with Loan Documents. In the event of any conflict between the terms of this Agreement and the terms of the Credit Agreement or the other Loan Documents, the terms hereof shall control.
4.Conditions Precedent. This Agreement shall become effective upon receipt by the Administrative Agent of counterparts of this Agreement, properly executed by the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.
5.Payment of Expenses. The Borrower agrees to reimburse the Administrative Agent for all reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of the Administrative Agent in connection with the preparation, execution and delivery of this Agreement, including all reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of counsel to the Administrative Agent (paid directly to such counsel if requested by the Administrative Agent).
(a)The Loan Documents, and the obligations of the Loan Parties under the Loan Documents, are hereby ratified and confirmed and shall remain in full force and effect according to their terms. This Agreement is a Loan Document.
(b)The Borrower, on behalf of itself and on behalf of each other Loan Party, (i) acknowledges and consents to all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, (ii) affirms all of its obligations under the Loan Documents and (iii) agrees that this Agreement and all documents executed in connection herewith do not operate to reduce or discharge its obligations under the Loan Documents.
(c)The Borrower represents and warrants that:
(i)It has taken all necessary action to authorize the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement.
(ii)This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by such Loan Party and constitutes such Loan Party’s legal, valid and binding obligations, enforceable in accordance with its terms.
(iii)No approval, consent, exemption, authorization, or other action by, or notice to, or filing with, any Governmental Authority or any other Person is necessary or required in connection with the execution, delivery or performance by, or enforcement against, any Loan Party of this Agreement other than those that have already been obtained and are in full force and effect.
(iv)The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement does not (i) contravene the terms of any of such Loan Party’s Organization Documents, (ii) conflict with or result in any breach or contravention in any material respect of, or the creation of any Lien under (A) any material Contractual Obligation to which such Loan Party is a party or affecting such Loan Party or the properties of such Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries or (B) any material order, injunction, writ or decree of any Governmental Authority or any arbitral award to which such Loan Party or its property is subject, or (iii) violate any applicable material Law in any material respect.
(d)This Agreement may be in the form of an electronic record (in “.pdf” form or otherwise) and may be executed using electronic signatures, which shall be considered as originals and shall have the same legal effect, validity and enforceability as a paper record. This Agreement may be executed in as many counterparts as necessary or convenient, including both paper and electronic counterparts, but all such counterparts shall be one and the same Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, the authorization under this paragraph may include, without limitation, use or acceptance by the Administrative Agent of a manually signed Agreement which has been converted into electronic form (such as scanned into “.pdf” format), or an electronically signed Agreement converted into another format, for transmission, delivery and/or retention.
(e)Any provision of this Agreement held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such illegality, invalidity or unenforceability without affecting the legality, validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions hereof and the illegality, invalidity or unenforceability of a particular provision in a particular jurisdiction shall not invalidate or render unenforceable such provision in any other jurisdiction.
(f)The terms of the Credit Agreement with respect to governing law, submission to jurisdiction, waiver of venue and waiver of jury trial are incorporated herein by reference, mutatis mutandis, and the parties hereto agree to such terms.
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Each of the parties hereto has caused a counterpart of this Agreement to be duly executed and delivered as of the date first above written.
a Delaware corporation
By: /s/ Mark J. Murphy
Name: Mark J. Murphy
Title: Chief Financial Officer
LIBOR TRANSITION AMENDMENT
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
as Administrative Agent
By: /s/ Kelly Weaver
Name: Kelly Weaver
Title: Vice President
LIBOR TRANSITION AMENDMENT
TERMS APPLICABLE TO TERM SOFR LOANS
1.Defined Terms. The following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:
“Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks are authorized to close under the laws of, or are in fact closed in, the state where the Administrative Agent’s Office is located.
“CME” means CME Group Benchmark Administration Limited.
“Conforming Changes” means, with respect to the use, administration of or any conventions associated with SOFR or any proposed successor rate or Term SOFR, as applicable, any conforming changes to the definitions of “Base Rate”, “SOFR”, “Term SOFR” and “Interest Period”, timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest and other technical, administrative or operational matters (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the definitions of “Business Day” and “U.S. Government Securities Business Day”, timing of borrowing requests or prepayment, conversion or continuation notices and length of lookback periods) as may be appropriate, in the discretion of the Administrative Agent, to reflect the adoption and implementation of such applicable rate(s) and to permit the administration thereof by the Administrative Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice (or, if the Administrative Agent determines that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or that no market practice for the administration of such rate exists, in such other manner of administration as the Administrative Agent decides, in consultation with the Borrower is reasonably necessary in connection with the administration of this Agreement and any other Loan Document).
“Interest Payment Date” means, as to any Term SOFR Loan, the last day of each Interest Period applicable to such Loan and the applicable maturity date set forth in the Credit Agreement; provided, however, that if any Interest Period for a Term SOFR Loan exceeds three months, the respective dates that fall every three months after the beginning of such Interest Period shall also be Interest Payment Dates.
“Interest Period” means as to each Term SOFR Loan, the period commencing on the date such Term SOFR Loan is disbursed or converted to or continued as a Term SOFR Loan and ending on the date one, three or six months thereafter (in each case, subject to availability), as selected by the Borrower in its Loan Notice; provided that:
(a)any Interest Period that would otherwise end on a day that is not a Business Day shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day unless, in the case of a Term SOFR Loan, such Business Day falls in another calendar month, in which case such Interest Period shall end on the next preceding Business Day;
(b)any Interest Period pertaining to a Term SOFR Loan that begins on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period) shall end on the last Business Day of the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period; and
(c)no Interest Period shall extend beyond the Maturity Date.
“Loan Notice” means a Loan Notice as defined in the Credit Agreement, and such term shall be deemed to include the Loan Notice attached hereto as Exhibit A.
“SOFR” means the Secured Overnight Financing Rate as administered by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (or a successor administrator).
“SOFR Adjustment” means 0.10% (10 basis points) for an Interest Period of one month, 0.15% (15 basis points) for an Interest Period of three months and 0.25% (25 basis points) for an Interest Period of six months.
“Term SOFR” means:
(a)for any Interest Period with respect to a Term SOFR Loan, the rate per annum equal to the Term SOFR Screen Rate two U.S. Government Securities Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period with a term equivalent to such Interest Period; provided that if the rate is not published prior to 11:00 a.m. on such determination date then Term SOFR means the Term SOFR Screen Rate on the first U.S. Government Securities Business Day immediately prior thereto, in each case, plus the SOFR Adjustment for such Interest Period; and
(b)for any interest calculation with respect to a Base Rate Loan on any date, the rate per annum equal to the Term SOFR Screen Rate with a term of one month commencing that day;
provided that if the Term SOFR determined in accordance with either of the foregoing provisions (a) or (b) of this definition would otherwise be less than zero, the Term SOFR shall be deemed zero for purposes of this Agreement.
“Term SOFR Loan” means a Loan that bears interest at a rate based on clause (a) of the definition of Term SOFR.
“Term SOFR Screen Rate” means the forward-looking SOFR term rate administered by CME (or any successor administrator satisfactory to the Administrative Agent) and published on the applicable Reuters screen page (or such other commercially available source providing such quotations as may be designated by the Administrative Agent from time to time).
“Type” means, with respect to a Loan, its character as a Base Rate Loan or a Term SOFR Loan.
“U.S. Government Securities Business Day” means any Business Day, except any Business Day on which any of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, the New York Stock Exchange or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is not open for business because such day is a legal holiday under the federal laws of the United States or the laws of the State of New York, as applicable.
2.Terms Applicable to Term SOFR Loans. From and after the Amendment Effective Date, the parties hereto agree as follows:
(a)Generally. (i) Dollars shall not be considered a currency for which there is a published LIBOR rate and (ii) any request for a new Eurodollar Rate Loan, or to continue an existing Eurodollar Rate Loan, shall be deemed to be a request for a new Loan bearing interest at the Term SOFR; provided, that, to the extent any Loan bearing interest at the Eurodollar Rate is outstanding on the Amendment Effective Date, such Loan shall continue to bear interest at the Eurodollar Rate until the end of the current Interest Period or payment period applicable to such Loan.
(b)References to Eurodollar Rate and Eurodollar Rate Loans in the Credit Agreement and Loan Documents.
(i)References to the Eurodollar Rate and Eurodollar Rate Loans in provisions of the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents that are not specifically addressed herein (other than the definitions of Eurodollar Rate and Eurodollar Rate Loan) shall be deemed to include the Term SOFR and Term SOFR Loans, as applicable. In addition, references to the Eurodollar Rate in the definition of Base Rate in the Credit Agreement shall be deemed to refer to Term SOFR.
(ii)For purposes of any requirement for the Borrower to compensate Lenders for losses in the Credit Agreement resulting from any continuation, conversion, payment or prepayment of any Loan on a day other than the last day of any Interest Period (as defined in the Credit Agreement), references to the Interest Period (as defined in the Credit Agreement) shall be deemed to include any relevant interest payment date or payment period for a Term SOFR Loan.
(c)Interest Rates. The Administrative Agent does not warrant, nor accept responsibility, nor shall the Administrative Agent have any liability with respect to the administration, submission or any other matter related to any reference rate referred to herein or with respect to any rate (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the selection of such rate and any related spread or other adjustment) that is an alternative or replacement for or successor to any such rate (or any component of any of the foregoing) or the effect of any of the foregoing, or of any Conforming Changes. The Administrative Agent and its affiliates or other related entities may engage in transactions or other activities that affect any reference rate referred to herein, or any alternative, successor or replacement rate (or any component of any of the foregoing) or any related spread or other adjustments thereto, in each case, in a manner adverse to the Borrower. The Administrative Agent may select information sources or services in its reasonable discretion to ascertain any reference rate referred to herein or any alternative, successor or replacement rate (or any component of any of the foregoing), in each case pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, and shall have no liability to the Borrower, any Lender or any other person or entity for damages of any kind, including direct or indirect, special, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, costs, losses or expenses (whether in tort, contract or otherwise and whether at law or in equity), for any error or other action or omission related to or affecting the selection, determination, or calculation of any rate (or component thereof) provided by any such information source or service.
(d)Borrowings, Conversions, Continuations and Prepayments of Term SOFR Loans. In addition to any other borrowing or prepayment requirements set forth in the Credit Agreement:
(i)Term SOFR Loans. Each Borrowing, each conversion of Loans from one Type to the other, and each continuation of Term SOFR Loans shall be made upon the Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the Administrative Agent, which may be given by (A) telephone or (B) a Loan Notice; provided that any telephonic notice must be confirmed immediately by delivery to the Administrative Agent of a Loan Notice. Each such Loan Notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 p.m. (Noon) (Eastern time) (1) two Business Days prior to the requested date of any Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Term SOFR Loans or of any conversion of Term SOFR Loans to Base Rate Loans. Each Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Term SOFR Loans shall be in a principal amount of $5,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in
excess thereof. Each Loan Notice shall specify (i) whether the Borrower is requesting a Borrowing, a conversion of Loans from one Type to the other, or a continuation of Term SOFR Loans, (ii) the requested date of the Borrowing, conversion or continuation, as the case may be (which shall be a Business Day), (iii) the principal amount of Loans to be borrowed, converted or continued, (iv) the Type of Loans to be borrowed or to which existing Loans are to be converted, and (v) if applicable, the duration of the Interest Period with respect thereto. If the Borrower fails to specify a Type of Loan in a Loan Notice or if the Borrower fails to give a timely notice requesting a conversion or continuation, then the applicable Loans shall be made as, or converted to, Base Rate Loans. Any such automatic conversion to Base Rate Loans shall be effective as of the last day of the Interest Period then in effect with respect to the applicable Term SOFR Loans. If the Borrower requests a Borrowing of, conversion to, or continuation of Term SOFR Loans in any such Loan Notice, but fails to specify an Interest Period, it will be deemed to have specified an Interest Period of one month.
(ii)Conforming Changes. With respect to SOFR or Term SOFR, the Administrative Agent will have the right to make Conforming Changes from time to time and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, any amendments implementing such Conforming Changes will become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document; provided that, with respect to any such amendment effected, the Administrative Agent shall post each such amendment implementing such Conforming Changes to the Borrower and the Lenders reasonably promptly after such amendment becomes effective.
(iii)Loan Notice. For purposes of a Borrowing of Term SOFR Loans, or a continuation of a Term SOFR Loan, the Borrower shall use the Loan Notice attached hereto as Exhibit A.
(iv)Voluntary Prepayments of Term SOFR Loans. The Borrower may, upon notice to the Administrative Agent pursuant to delivery to the Administrative Agent of a Notice of Loan Prepayment, at any time or from time to time voluntarily prepay the Term SOFR Loans in whole or in part without premium or penalty (except as otherwise specified in the Credit Agreement); provided that such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 p.m. (Noon) (Eastern time) two Business Days prior to any date of prepayment of Term SOFR Loans.
(i)Subject to the provisions of the Credit Agreement with respect to default interest, each Term SOFR Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof from the applicable borrowing date at a rate per annum equal to the sum of the Term SOFR plus the Applicable Rate.
(ii)Interest on each Term SOFR Loan shall be due and payable in arrears on each Interest Payment Date applicable thereto and at such other times as may be specified the Credit Agreement. Interest hereunder shall be due and payable in accordance with the terms hereof before and after judgment, and before and after the commencement of any proceeding under any debtor relief law.
(f)Computations. All computations of interest for Base Rate Loans (including Base Rate Loans determined by reference to the Term SOFR) shall be made
on the basis of a year of 365 or 366 days, as the case may be, and actual days elapsed. All other computations of fees and interest with respect to Term SOFR Loans shall be made on the basis of a 360-day year and actual days elapsed (which results in more fees or interest, as applicable, being paid than if computed on the basis of a 365-day year). Interest shall accrue on each Loan for the day on which the Loan is made, and shall not accrue on a Loan, or any portion thereof, for the day on which the Loan or such portion is paid, provided that any Loan that is repaid on the same day on which it is made shall, subject to the provisions in the Credit Agreement addressing payments generally, bear interest for one day. Each determination by the Administrative Agent of an interest rate or fee hereunder shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.
(g)Successor Rates. The provisions in the Credit Agreement addressing the replacement of a current interest rate benchmark shall be deemed to apply to Term SOFR Loans and Term SOFR, as applicable.
FORM OF LOAN NOTICE
(Term SOFR Loans)
To: Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Reference is made to that certain Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of September 29, 2020 (as amended, restated, amended and restated, extended, supplemented or otherwise modified in writing from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), among Qorvo, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Borrower”), the Guarantors from time to time party thereto, the Lenders from time to time party thereto and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lender and L/C Issuer. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings given to them in the Credit Agreement.
The undersigned hereby requests (select one):
☐ A Borrowing of Term SOFR Loans that are Revolving Loans
☐ A conversion or continuation of Term SOFR Loans that are [Revolving Loans][Term Loan]
1. On _______________________ (a Business Day).
2. In the amount of $_________________________.
3. With an Interest Period of ____ month[s].
With respect to such Borrowing, the undersigned hereby represents and warrants that (i) such request complies with the applicable requirements of Section 2.01 of the Credit Agreement and (ii) each of the applicable conditions set forth in Section 5.02 of the Credit Agreement has been satisfied on and as of the date of such Borrowing.
Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Loan Notice by facsimile or other electronic imaging means (e.g., “pdf” or “tif”) shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Loan Notice.
a Delaware corporation