businesses; provided that in any event, Eligible Assignee shall not include (x) the Borrower or any Affiliate (which for this purpose shall not include the Administrative Agent or any of its branches or Affiliates engaged in the business of making commercial loans) thereof or (y) any Defaulting Lender.
Employee Benefit Plan shall mean any employee pension benefit plan (other than a Multiemployer Plan) subject to the provisions of Title IV of ERISA or Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA, sponsored, maintained or contributed to by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate.
Environmental Laws shall mean all former, current and future Federal, state, local and foreign laws (including common law), treaties, regulations, rules, ordinances, codes, decrees, judgments, directives, orders (including consent orders), and legally binding agreements in each case, relating to protection of the environment, natural resources, occupational health and safety or Hazardous Materials.
Environmental Liability shall mean all liabilities, obligations, damages, losses, claims, actions, suits, judgments, orders, fines, penalties, fees, expenses and costs (including administrative oversight costs, natural resource damages and remediation costs), whether contingent or otherwise, arising out of or relating to (a) compliance or non-compliance with any Environmental Law, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage, treatment, recycling, arrangement for disposal, or disposal of any Hazardous Materials, (c) exposure to any Hazardous Materials, (d) the presence or Release of any Hazardous Materials or (e) any contract, agreement or other consensual arrangement pursuant to which liability is assumed or imposed with respect to any of the foregoing.
Equity Interests shall mean shares of capital stock, partnership interests, membership interests in a limited liability company, beneficial interests in a trust or other equity interests in any person, and any option, warrant or other right entitling the holder thereof to purchase or otherwise acquire any such equity interest.
ERISA shall mean the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as the same may be amended from time to time.
ERISA Affiliate shall mean any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) that, together with the Borrower, is treated as a single employer under Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code, or, solely for purposes of Section 302 of ERISA and Section 412 of the Code, is treated as a single employer under Section 414 of the Code.
ERISA Event shall mean (a) any reportable event, as defined in Section 4043 of ERISA or the regulations issued thereunder, with respect to an Employee Benefit Plan (other than an event for which the 30-day notice period is waived), (b) a failure by any Employee Benefit Plan to meet the minimum funding standards (within the meaning of Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA) applicable to such Employee Benefit Plan, in each case whether or not waived, (c) the filing pursuant to Section 412(c) of the Code or Section 302(c) of ERISA, of an application for a waiver of the minimum funding standard with respect to any Employee Benefit Plan, (d) a determination that any Employee Benefit Plan is, or is expected to be, in at-risk status (as defined in Section 303(i)(4) of ERISA or Section 430(i)(4) of the Code), (e) the incurrence by the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to the termination of any Employee Benefit Plan or the withdrawal or partial withdrawal of the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates from any Employee Benefit Plan or Multiemployer Plan, (f) the receipt by the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates from the PBGC or a plan administrator of any notice relating to the intention to terminate any Employee Benefit Plan or Employee Benefit Plans or to appoint a trustee to administer any Employee Benefit Plan, (g) the receipt by the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any notice, or the receipt by any Multiemployer Plan from the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any notice, concerning the imposition of Withdrawal Liability or a determination that a