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Joinder, Confirmation, Ratification, Commitment Increase and Amendment to Credit Agreement and Related Documents, dated as of November 4, 2019, by and among Vince, LLC, as the borrower, the guarantors named therein, Rebecca Taylor, Inc., Rebecca Taylor Retail Store, LLC, Parker Lifestyle, LLC, Parker Holding, LLC and Crystal Financial LLC, as administrative agent and collateral agent under 2018 Term Loan Facility Credit Agreement

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Exhibit 10.33

3114/21798-049 CURRENT/112137741v8

JOINDER, CONFIRMATION, RATIFICATION AND AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT AND RELATED DOCUMENTS

This Joinder, Confirmation, Ratification and Amendment to Credit Agreement and Related Documents (the “Agreement”) is made as of November 4, 2019, by and among VINCE, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, as borrower (in such capacity, the “Borrower”), the Guarantors (as defined in the Credit Agreement) party to the Credit Agreement before the effectiveness of this Agreement (the “Existing Guarantors”), REBECCA TAYLOR, INC., a New York corporation (“Rebecca Taylor”), REBECCA TAYLOR RETAIL STORE, LLC, a New York limited liability company (“RT Retail”), PARKER LIFESTYLE, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Parker Lifestyle”), PARKER HOLDING, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Parker”, and together with Rebecca Taylor, RT Retail and Parker Lifestyle, the “New Guarantors” and each individually, a “New Guarantor”) and CRYSTAL FINANCIAL LLC, as administrative agent and collateral agent under the Credit Agreement referred to below (the “Agent”), in consideration of the mutual covenants herein contained and benefits to be derived herefrom.  

 

W I T N E S S E T H

1.Reference is made to that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of August 21, 2018 (as amended, restated, amended and restated, extended, supplemented, or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”) by and among the Borrower, the Existing Guarantors party thereto (together with the Borrower, the “Existing Loan Parties”), the Lenders from time to time party thereto, and the Agent.

2.Reference is further made to that certain Guarantee and Collateral Agreement, dated as of August 21, 2018 (as amended, restated, amended and restated, extended, supplemented, or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Guarantee and Collateral Agreement”) by and among the Existing Loan Parties and the Agent, pursuant to which the Existing Loan Parties have granted to the Agent, for its benefit and for the benefit of the other Credit Parties, a lien on and a security interest in substantially all of their assets as collateral security for the payment and performance in full of all Secured Obligations (as defined therein).

3.Substantially concurrently herewith, the Borrower will acquire all of the issued and outstanding units of Parker and Rebecca Taylor pursuant to that certain Equity Purchase Agreement, dated as of November 4, 2019, by and between the Borrower, as purchaser, and Contemporary Lifestyle Group, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, as seller (the “Acquisition”);

4.The Borrower has advised the Agent that the Acquisition is a Permitted Acquisition and, pursuant to Section 6.11 of the Credit Agreement, the New Guarantors are required to provide a Facility Guaranty, to become a party to the Security Documents and to take such actions necessary or advisable to grant to the Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties a perfected security interest.  

NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby agreed by and among the Loan Parties and the Agent as follows:

 


 

1.Definitions.  Unless otherwise defined herein, all capitalized terms used herein shall have the meaning set forth in the Credit Agreement.

2.Joinder and Assumption of Obligations.  Effective as of the date of this Agreement, each New Guarantor hereby acknowledges that it has received and reviewed a copy of the Credit Agreement, the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement, and the other Loan Documents, and hereby:

(a)joins in the execution of, and becomes a party to the Credit Agreement, the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement, and the other Loan Documents as a Guarantor (and, in the case of the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement, a Grantor) thereunder, as indicated with its signature below;

(b)covenants and agrees to be bound by all covenants, agreements, liabilities and acknowledgments of a Guarantor under the Credit Agreement and a Grantor under the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement, as of the date hereof (other than covenants, agreements, liabilities and acknowledgments that relate solely to an earlier date), in each case, with the same force and effect as if such New Guarantor was a signatory to the Credit Agreement, the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement, and the other Loan Documents and was expressly named as a Guarantor (and, in the case of the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement, a Grantor) therein;

(c)makes all representations, warranties, and other statements of a Guarantor under the Credit Agreement (other than pursuant to Section 5.03(a)(i) of the Credit Agreement with respect to the good standing of Rebecca Taylor Design Limited), and the other Loan Documents and a Grantor under the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement, as of the date hereof (other than representations, warranties and other statements that relate solely to an earlier date), in each case, with the same force and effect as if the New Guarantor was a signatory to the Credit Agreement, the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement, and the other Loan Documents, and was expressly named as a Guarantor (and, in the case of the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement, a Grantor) therein; and

(d)assumes and agrees to perform all applicable duties and Obligations and Secured Obligations (as defined in the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement) of a Guarantor (on a joint and several basis with the other Loan Parties) and a Grantor (under the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement) under the Credit Agreement, the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement, and the other Loan Documents.

3.Grant of Security Interest.   Without limiting the generality of Section 2 hereof, each New Guarantor hereby grants to the Agent, for the benefit of the Credit Parties, a security interest in all of the Collateral (as defined in the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement) as collateral security for the prompt and complete payment and performance when due (whether at the stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise) of all Secured Obligations (as defined in the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement). Pursuant to any Requirement of Law, each New Guarantor authorizes the Agent to file or record financing statements and other filing or recording documents or instruments with respect to the Collateral without the signature of such New Guarantor in such form and such offices as the Agent reasonably determines appropriate to

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perfect the security interests of the Agent under this Agreement.  Each New Guarantor authorizes the Agent to use the collateral description “all assets” or words of similar effect in any such financing statements.

4.Amendments to Credit Agreement and Related Documents.  

(a)Any and all references in the Credit Agreement and any related documents to “Guarantor”, “Guarantors”, “Loan Party” and “Loan Parties” shall hereafter be deemed to include the New Guarantors.

(b)The schedules, exhibits, or annexes to the Credit Agreement are hereby updated with respect to the New Guarantors, as evidenced by the supplemental schedules, exhibits, or annexes annexed to this Agreement at Annex A.

(c)The schedules, exhibits, or annexes to the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement are hereby updated with respect to the New Guarantors, as evidenced by the supplemental schedules, exhibits, or annexes annexed to this Agreement at Annex B.

5.Confirmation and Ratification of Credit Agreement and other Loan Documents.

(a)Each Existing Loan Party hereby ratifies and confirms all of the terms and conditions of, and all of the warranties and representations set forth in, the Credit Agreement (other than pursuant to Section 5.03(a)(i) of the Credit Agreement with respect to the good standing of Rebecca Taylor Design Limited), the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement, and any other Loan Document, and each Existing Loan Party acknowledges and agrees that the Credit Agreement and Guarantee and Collateral Agreement, as amended by this Agreement, remain in full force and effect.

(b)Without in any manner limiting the foregoing clause 5(a), each Existing Loan Party hereby acknowledges, confirms and agrees that any and all Collateral previously pledged to the Agent shall continue to secure all Secured Obligations (as defined in the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement) of the Loan Parties at any time and from time to time outstanding under the Credit Agreement and any other agreement with Agent, as such Secured Obligations (as defined in the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement) have been, and may hereafter be, amended, restated, supplemented, increased or otherwise modified from time to time.

6.Conditions Precedent to Effectiveness.  This Agreement shall not be effective until each of the following conditions precedent have been fulfilled to the reasonable satisfaction of the Agent:

(a)This Agreement shall have been duly executed and delivered by the respective parties hereto, and shall be in full force and effect and shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agent.

(b)All action on the part of the New Guarantors and the other Loan Parties necessary for the valid execution, delivery and performance by the New Guarantors and the other Loan Parties of this Agreement and all other documentation, instruments, and

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agreements to be executed in connection herewith shall have been duly and effectively taken and evidence thereof reasonably satisfactory to the Agent shall have been provided to the Agent.

(c)The New Guarantors shall have delivered the following to the Agent, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agent:

(i)An officer’s certificate, dated as of the date hereof, certifying as to and (as applicable) attaching each New Guarantor’s organization documents (which to the extent filed with a Governmental Authority, shall be certified as of a recent date by such Governmental Authority), the resolutions of the governing body of each New Guarantor, the good standing, existence or its equivalent of each New Guarantor, and of the incumbency (including specimen signatures) of the Responsible Officers of each New Guarantor.

(ii)A supplemental Representations and Warranties Certificate with respect to the New Guarantors substantially in the form delivered to the Agent on the Closing Date.

(d)The Borrower shall have delivered to the Agent a certificate, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agent, certifying that the ABL Payment Conditions have been satisfied with respect to the Acquisition.

(e)The Agent shall have received an executed legal opinion of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, counsel to the Borrower and the New Guarantors, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agent.

(f)The Agent shall have received all documentation and other information required by regulatory authorities under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, with respect to the New Guarantors, including without limitation the PATRIOT Act.

(g)The Agent shall have received certificates of insurance for the insurance policies as required by Section 6.07 of the Credit Agreement.

(h)The Agent shall have received all documents and instruments, including Uniform Commercial Code financing statements, required by law or reasonably requested by the Agent to be filed, registered or recorded to create or perfect the first priority Liens on each New Guarantor’s assets to secure the Obligations intended to be created under the Credit Agreement and all such documents and instruments shall have been so filed, registered or recorded to the satisfaction of the Agent.

(i)The Agent shall have received a signature page to this Agreement executed by each Loan Party.

7.Conditions Subsequent.  The New Guarantors will deliver or cause to be delivered, or use commercially reasonable efforts to deliver or cause to be delivered, in each case, in accordance with and subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Credit

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Agreement, to the Agent, in form and substance satisfactory to the Agent, on or before the dates set forth below (which may be extended or waived in the Agent’s sole discretion):

(a)15 days after the date hereof, a supplement to Schedule 5.23 (Insurance) to the Credit Agreement;

(b)reasonably promptly following a request therefor, such Credit Card Notifications, Blocked Account Agreements, Collateral Access Agreements and other documents necessary or desirable (in the Agent’s sole discretion) to perfect the Agent’s security interest in the Collateral as the Agent may request, to the extent the Borrower is obliged to provide such Credit Card Notification, Blocked Account Agreement, Collateral Access Agreement or other document under the Credit Agreement.

Each Loan Party agrees that the failure to perform or comply with the covenants set forth in this Section 7 shall constitute an Event of Default under the Credit Agreement; provided that, with respect to Section 7(b), such failure shall only constitute an Event of Default to the extent failure to deliver such document pursuant to the terms of the Credit Agreement would constitute an Event of Default thereunder.

8.Borrowing Base.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the Intercreditor Agreement (including Section 9.1(a) thereof), the Agent and Lenders hereby consent to the ABL Agent’s use of its discretion to include or not to include certain of the New Guarantors’ In-Transit Inventory that does not constitute Eligible In-Transit Inventory because of a failure to satisfy the requirements of clause (iii) of the definition of Eligible In-Transit Inventory in the ABL Credit Agreement (such In-Transit Inventory, the “Specified In-Transit Inventory”) in the Borrowing Base as “Eligible In-Transit Inventory” for up to ninety (90) days following the date of the Acquisition.  The ABL Agent and ABL Lenders shall be deemed to be express third-party beneficiaries of the consent provided in this Section 8, and this Section 8 shall not be amended, modified or waived without the prior written consent of the ABL Agent.

9.Miscellaneous. Sections 10.04 (Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver), 10.10 (Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness), 10.12 (Severability), 10.14 (GOVERNING LAW), 10.15 (SUBMISSION TO JURISDICTION; WAIVERS) and 10.16 (Waivers of Jury Trial) of the Credit Agreement are incorporated herein mutatis mutandis.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be duly executed as a document under seal by their respective authorized officers as of the date first above written.

BORROWER:VINCE, LLC

 

By: /s/ David Stefko

Name:David Stefko

Title:Chief Financial Officer

 

EXISTING GUARANTORS:VINCE INTERMEDIATE HOLDING, LLC

 

 

By: /s/ David Stefko

Name:David Stefko

Title:Chief Financial Officer

vince HOLDING corp.

 

 

By: /s/ David Stefko

Name:David Stefko

Title:Chief Financial Officer

 

 

[Signature Page to Joinder, Confirmation, Ratification and Amendment of Credit Agreement]


 

NEW GUARANTORS:                            REBECCA TAYLOR, INC.

 

 

By: /s/Bruce Migliaccio

Name:Bruce Migliaccio

Title:Chief Financial Officer

PARKER HOLDING, LLC

 

 

By: /s/Bruce Migliaccio

Name:Bruce Migliaccio

Title:Chief Financial Officer

REBECCA TAYLOR RETAIL STORE, LLC

 

 

By: /s/Bruce Migliaccio

Name:Bruce Migliaccio

Title:Chief Financial Officer

PARKER LIFESTYLE, LLC

 

 

By: /s/Bruce Migliaccio

Name:Bruce Migliaccio

Title:Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Signature Page to Joinder, Confirmation, Ratification and Amendment of Credit Agreement]


 

 

AGENT:                            CRYSTAL FINANCIAL LLC

 

 

By: /s/Mirko Andric

Name:Mirko Andric

Title:Managing Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Signature Page to Joinder, Confirmation, Ratification and Amendment of Credit Agreement]


 

 

 

LENDERS:                            CRYSTAL FINANCIAL LLC

 

 

By: /s/Mirko Andric

Name:Mirko Andric

Title:Managing Director


CRYSTAL FINANCIAL SPV LLC

 

 

By: /s/Mirko Andric

Name:Mirko Andric

Title:Managing Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Signature Page to Joinder, Confirmation, Ratification and Amendment of Credit Agreement]


 

ANNEX A

Updated Schedules to Credit Agreement

 

See attached.

 

 

 


 

ANNEX B

Updated Schedules to Guarantee and Collateral Agreement

 

See attached.