proceeding by or before any court or governmental agency, authority or body or any arbitrator involving the Sunnova Entities or, to the knowledge of such Sunnova Entity, any of their affiliates is or as of the Closing Date will be, as the case may be, in each case with respect to such money laundering laws, pending or, to the knowledge of the Sunnova Entities, threatened. Sunnova Energy represents that it has established an anti-money laundering program that is reasonably designed to ensure compliance with applicable U.S. laws, regulations, and guidance, including rules of self-regulatory organizations, relating to the prevention of money laundering, terrorist financing, and related financial crimes.
(ee) None of the Sunnova Entities is or as of the Closing Date will be, and, to the knowledge of such Sunnova Entity, no director, officer, agent, employee or affiliate of such Sunnova Entity is or as of the Closing Date will be, the target of any economic sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the United States Department of the Treasury (OFAC); and no Sunnova Entity will, in violation of applicable Sanctions, use, directly or indirectly, any of the proceeds of the offering of the Notes contemplated hereby, or lend, contribute or otherwise make available such proceeds to any subsidiary, joint venture partner or other person or entity, for the purpose of conducting business in or with, engaging in any transaction in or with, or financing the activities of, any country, person, or entity that is the target of any U.S. economic sanctions administered by OFAC.
(ff) No Sunnova Entity is and as of the Closing Date will be, and, to the knowledge of such Sunnova Entity, no director, officer, agent, employee, partner, or affiliate of a Sunnova Entity is or as of the Closing Date will be, aware of any action, and no Sunnova Entity has taken and as of the Closing Date will have taken, as the case may be, and, to the knowledge of such Sunnova Entity, no director, officer, agent, employee, partner or affiliate of a Sunnova Entity has taken or as of the Closing Date will have (i) taken, as the case may be, any action, directly or indirectly, that would result in a violation by such persons of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA) (15 U.S.C. § 78dd-1, et seq.) or any other applicable anti-bribery or anti-corruption laws, including, without limitation, making use of the mails or any means or instrumentality of interstate commerce corruptly in furtherance of an offer, payment, promise to pay or authorization of the payment of any money, or other property, gift, promise to give, or authorization of the giving of anything of value to any foreign official (as such term is defined in the FCPA) or any foreign political party or official thereof or any candidate for foreign political office, in each case in contravention of the FCPA or any other applicable anti-bribery or anti-corruption laws, (ii) used any funds for any unlawful contribution, gift, entertainment or other unlawful expense relating to political activity; (iii) made or taken an act in furtherance of an offer, promise or authorization of any direct or indirect unlawful payment or benefit to any foreign or domestic government or regulatory official or employee, including of any government-owned or controlled entity or of a public international organization, or any person acting in an official capacity for or on behalf of any of the foregoing, or any political party or party official or candidate for political office; or (iv) made, offered, agreed, requested or taken an act in furtherance of any unlawful bribe or other unlawful benefit, including, without limitation, any unlawful rebate, payoff, influence payment, kickback or other unlawful or improper payment or benefit. The Sunnova Entities and their affiliates have conducted their businesses in compliance with the FCPA and any other applicable anti-bribery or anti-corruption laws and Sunnova Energy has instituted, maintained and enforced, and will continue to maintain and enforce policies and procedures reasonably designed to promote and ensure compliance with all applicable anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws.
[***] = Certain information has been excluded from this exhibit because it is both not material and would likely cause competitive harm to the company if publicly disclosed.