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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 8, 2020

THE CHEFS’ WAREHOUSE, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

     
Delaware 001-35249 20-3031526

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

(Commission

File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

100 East Ridge Road

Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (203) 894-1345

 

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

  Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

  Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

     
Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 CHEF The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Preferred Stock Purchase Rights CHEF The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter). Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

On June 8, 2020, The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a sixth amendment (the “Sixth Amendment”) to its senior secured term loan credit agreement, originally dated as of June 22, 2016 (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified prior to the date of the Sixth Amendment, the “Existing Credit Agreement”), by and among the Company, Chefs’ Warehouse Parent, LLC, as borrower (“CW Parent”), Dairyland USA Corporation, as borrower (“Dairyland”, and together with CW Parent, the “Borrowers”), certain other subsidiaries of the Company, as guarantors, the lenders party thereto and Jefferies Finance LLC, as administrative agent and collateral agent, which, among other things, (i) extended the scheduled maturity date of a portion of the existing term loans under the Existing Credit Agreement from June 22, 2022 to June 22, 2025 (with a springing maturity date of June 22, 2024 if, as of such date, the Company’s 1.875% Convertible Senior Notes due 2024, have not been repaid or refinanced by debt having a maturity date not earlier than six months after June 22, 2025) by establishing a new tranche of term loans (the “Extended Term Loan Tranche,” and the loans thereunder, the “Extended Term Loans”) and converting a portion of the existing term loans into Extended Term Loans and (ii) increased the interest rate margin applicable to the Extended Term Loans by 2.00%. Although the Extended Term Loans initially had an aggregate principal amount of $206,963,095.72, the Borrowers completed a voluntary prepayment in the amount of $35,719,342.25 immediately after the establishment of the Extended Term Loan Tranche such that the aggregate principal amount of the Extended Term Loans is $171,243,753.47 after giving effect to such prepayment. All term loans under the Existing Credit Agreement that were not converted into Extended Term Loans in connection with the Sixth Amendment constitute a separate tranche (the loans thereunder, the “2016 Term Loans”) and retain the same maturity date and interest rate margin applicable to the term loans under the Existing Credit Agreement. Immediately after the effectiveness of the Sixth Amendment, the 2016 Term Loans consist of an aggregate principal amount of $31,165,852.60. In connection with the Sixth Amendment, the Borrowers paid a 50 basis point fee, equal to $856,218.77, to the consenting lenders to the Extended Term Loan Tranche.

 

The Company has customary corporate and commercial banking relationships with the lenders, administrative agent and collateral agent and their affiliates.

 

The foregoing description of the Sixth Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Sixth Amendment, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit
No.
  Description
10.1   Sixth Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated June 8, 2020, by and among Dairyland USA Corporation and Chefs’ Warehouse Parent, LLC, as borrowers, The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc., certain other subsidiaries, as guarantors, the lenders party thereto and Jefferies Finance LLC, as administrative agent and collateral agent.
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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

  THE CHEFS’ WAREHOUSE, INC.
     
  By: /s/ Alexandros Aldous
  Name:   Alexandros Aldous
  Title: General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Government Relations Officer

 

 

 

Date:   June 8, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 10.1

 

Execution Version

 

SIXTH AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT

 

This SIXTH AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT (this “Amendment”), dated as of June 8, 2020, by and among DAIRYLAND USA CORPORATION, a New York corporation (“Dairyland”), CHEFS’ WAREHOUSE PARENT, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (together with Dairyland, the “Borrowers”), THE CHEFS’ WAREHOUSE, INC., a Delaware corporation (“Holdings”), the other Loan Parties party hereto, the Lenders party hereto and Jefferies Finance LLC (“Jefferies”), as administrative agent for the Lenders (in such capacity, the “Administrative Agent”) and as collateral agent for the Secured Parties (in such capacity, the “Collateral Agent” or, as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent, the “Agents”).

W I T N E S S E T H:

WHEREAS, the Borrowers, Holdings, the other Loan Parties party thereto, certain Lenders party thereto and the Agents, among others, are parties to that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of June 22, 2016 (as amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time prior to the date hereof, the “Existing Credit Agreement”);

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Existing Credit Agreement, the Lenders (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) have extended credit in the form of Term Loans (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) (the “Existing Term Loans”) to the Borrowers pursuant to the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Existing Credit Agreement;

WHEREAS, pursuant to and in accordance with Section 9.02 of the Existing Credit Agreement, the Borrowers have requested that the Lenders amend, and the Lenders (including the Replacement Lenders (as defined below)) party hereto or to a Consent (as defined below) have agreed to so amend, the Existing Credit Agreement in the manner set forth in Section 2 hereof to, among other things, (i) extend the scheduled maturity date of all or a portion of the Existing Term Loans by establishing a new tranche of term loans (the “Extended Term Loans”) and (ii) amend certain other provisions of the Existing Credit Agreement;

WHEREAS, each Lender (including each Replacement Lender) that executes and delivers a lender consent in substantially the same form attached as Annex A hereto (or such other form as the Administrative Agent may approve) (a “Consent”) (each such Lender in such capacity, an “Extending Lender”, and all Extending Lenders collectively with each Lender party hereto (including the Replacement Lenders), the “Sixth Amendment Consenting Lenders”) will, by the fact of such execution and delivery, be deemed to have agreed to extend the scheduled maturity date of all of its Existing Term Loans, on the terms set forth herein;

WHEREAS, in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Amendment, the Borrowers have informed the Administrative Agent and the Lenders of their intent to make a voluntary prepayment (the “Sixth Amendment Prepayment”) pursuant to Section 2.11(a) of the Existing Credit Agreement in the amount of $35,719,342.25 (the “Sixth Amendment Prepayment Amount”); and

WHEREAS, the Extending Lenders collectively constitute the Required Lenders under the Existing Credit Agreement and consent to the Loan Parties entering into and authorize, instruct and direct the Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent to enter into this Amendment, to, among other things, (i) establish the new tranche of Extended Term Loans on the Sixth Amendment Date and (ii) amend certain other provisions of the Existing Credit Agreement as set forth herein.

   

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual agreements herein contained and other good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency and receipt of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto, intending to be legally bound hereby, agree as follows:

1.       Defined Terms. Unless otherwise defined herein, capitalized terms used herein shall have the respective meanings ascribed thereto in the Existing Credit Agreement, as amended hereby (the “Amended Credit Agreement”).

2.       Amendments. Subject to the satisfaction (or waiver) of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 7 below, the Existing Credit Agreement is hereby amended to delete the stricken text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: stricken text) and to add the underlined text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: underlined text) as set forth in the pages attached hereto as Annex B.

3.       Establishment of Extended Term Loans.

(a) Subject to the satisfaction (or waiver) of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 7 below, there is hereby established under the Amended Credit Agreement a new tranche of Term Loans (such Term Loans, collectively, the “2020 Extended Term Loans”) having the terms set forth in this Amendment and the Amended Credit Agreement, and all references in the Amended Credit Agreement to Term Loans shall include, without limitation, the 2020 Extended Term Loans. The 2020 Extended Term Loans shall be denominated in Dollars.

(b) Each Extending Lender that executes and delivers to the Administrative Agent a Consent on or prior to 12:00 noon (New York City time) on June 4, 2020 (the “Consent Deadline”) irrevocably agrees to convert on the Sixth Amendment Date the aggregate principal amount of its Existing Term Loans set forth in the Administrative Agent’s Register as of the Consent Deadline (or, in the case of a Replacement Lender, the aggregate principal amount of Existing Term Loans purchased by such Replacement Lender pursuant to Section 8 below) into an equal principal amount of 2020 Extended Term Loans (such conversion, the “2020 Conversion”). On the Sixth Amendment Date, each Extending Lender, by execution and delivery of a Consent on or prior to the Consent Deadline, hereby agrees that the aggregate principal amount of Existing Term Loans held by such Extending Lender set forth in the Administrative Agent’s Register as of the Consent Deadline (or, in the case of a Replacement Lender, the aggregate principal amount of Existing Term Loans purchased by such Replacement Lender pursuant to Section 8 below) shall automatically (and without any further action on the part of any party to this Amendment or the Existing Credit Agreement) be converted into and reclassified to become an equal principal amount of 2020 Extended Term Loans. After giving effect to the 2020 Conversion, the aggregate principal amount of all such 2020 Extended Term Loans held by an Extending Lender shall equal the aggregate principal amount of Existing Term Loans held by such Extending Lender as set forth in the Administrative Agent’s Register as of the Consent Deadline (or, in the case of a Replacement Lender, the aggregate principal amount of Existing Term Loans purchased by such Replacement Lender pursuant to Section 8 below) immediately prior to the 2020 Conversion. All Existing Term Loans that are not converted into 2020 Extended Term Loans pursuant to the 2020 Conversion will, after giving effect to this Amendment, remain outstanding as Term Loans (the “2016 Term Loans”) with the maturity date and interest rate in effect immediately prior to the effectiveness of this Amendment and subject to the terms of the Amended Credit Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, the 2020 Conversion shall be effected prior to the Sixth Amendment Prepayment. On the Sixth Amendment Date, after giving effect to this Amendment but immediately prior to the Sixth Amendment Prepayment, the aggregate principal amount of 2020 Extended Term Loans and the aggregate principal amount of 2016 Term Loans shall be as set forth on Schedule 1 hereto. On the Sixth Amendment Date, after giving effect to this Amendment and the Sixth Amendment

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Prepayment, the aggregate principal amount of 2020 Extended Term Loans and the aggregate principal amount of 2016 Term Loans shall be as set forth on Schedule 2 hereto.

(c) On the Sixth Amendment Date, all accrued and unpaid interest owing by the Borrowers under the Existing Credit Agreement with respect to the outstanding Existing Term Loans that has accrued through but excluding the Sixth Amendment Date shall be paid in full in cash immediately prior to the 2020 Conversion.

(d) From and after the Sixth Amendment Date, interest shall accrue on the 2020 Extended Term Loans and the 2016 Term Loans at the interest rates provided for in the Amended Credit Agreement.

4.       Fees. On the Sixth Amendment Date, the Borrowers shall pay to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of (i) each Extending Term Lender (other than a Replacement Lender) who has delivered its Consent to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the Consent Deadline, a consent fee equal to 0.50% of the aggregate principal amount of Existing Term Loans of such Extending Term Lender outstanding under the Existing Credit Agreement immediately prior to the effectiveness of the Amendment and immediately after giving effect to the Sixth Amendment Prepayment and (ii) each Replacement Lender who has delivered its Consent to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the Consent Deadline, a consent fee equal to 0.50% of the aggregate principal amount of Existing Term Loans purchased by such Replacement Lender pursuant to Section 8 below, in each case, which fees shall be non-refundable and fully earned and payable on the Sixth Amendment Date.

5.       Representations and Warranties. In order to induce the other parties hereto to enter into this Amendment in the manner provided herein, each Loan Party represents and warrants to the other parties hereto that the following statements are true and correct:

(a) each of the representations and warranties contained in the Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects (provided that any representation or warranty that is qualified by materiality or Material Adverse Effect shall be true and correct in all respects) on and as of the Sixth Amendment Date except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct in all material respects (or, in the case of any representation or warranty qualified by materiality or Material Adverse Effect, in all respects) on and as of such earlier date;

(b) the transactions contemplated by this Amendment are within each Loan Party’s organizational powers and have been duly authorized by all necessary organizational actions and, if required, actions by equity holders;

(c) this Amendment has been duly executed and delivered by such Loan Party and constitute a legal, valid and binding obligation of such Loan Party, enforceable in accordance with its terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and subject to general principles of equity, regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law;

(d) the transactions contemplated by this Amendment (i) do not require any consent or approval of, registration or filing with, or any other action by, any Governmental Authority, except such as have been obtained or made and are in full force and effect and except for filings necessary to perfect Liens created pursuant to the Loan Documents, (ii) will not violate any Requirement of Law applicable to any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, (iii) will not violate or result in a default under any indenture, agreement or other instrument binding upon any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries or the assets of any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, or give rise to a right thereunder to require any payment to be made by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, and (iv) will not result in the creation or imposition of any

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Lien on any asset of any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, except Liens created pursuant to the Loan Documents, or subject to the Intercreditor Agreement, the ABL Loan Documents;

(e) as of the date hereof and immediately after giving effect to this Amendment, no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing; and

(f) as of the Sixth Amendment Date, the information included in the Beneficial Ownership Certification previously delivered by each Borrower to the Administrative Agent is true and correct in all respects.

6.       Additional Agreements.

(a) Each Person that executes and delivers a signature page to this Amendment in the capacity of a Replacement Lender irrevocably consents to the terms of this Amendment and the Amended Credit Agreement.

(b) The Borrowers will furnish to the Administrative Agent (i) the articles of incorporation of Qzina Specialty Foods (Ambassador), Inc., a California corporation (the “California Loan Party”), together with any amendments thereto adopted through the date of this Agreement, certified as of a recent date by the Secretary of State of the State of California, and (ii) a good standing certificate of the California Loan Party, certified as of a recent date by the Secretary of State of the State of California, in each case, within thirty (30) days of the date of this Agreement (or such later date as the Administrative Agent may agree in its sole discretion).

7.       Conditions to Effectiveness. The effectiveness of this Amendment is subject to the satisfaction (or waiver by the Administrative Agent, the Required Lenders and each Extending Lender) of the following conditions (the date on which all such conditions are so satisfied (or waived) is referred to herein as the “Sixth Amendment Date”):

(a) the Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate, dated the Sixth Amendment Date, executed by the President, a Vice President or a Financial Officer of the Borrower Representative, certifying that, as of the Sixth Amendment Date, (i) the representations and warranties contained in this Amendment and the other Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects (provided that any representation or warranty that is qualified by materiality or Material Adverse Effect shall be true and correct in all respects) on and as of such date except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct in all material respects (or, in the case of any representation or warranty qualified by materiality or Material Adverse Effect, in all respects) on and as of such earlier date; (ii) as of the Sixth Amendment Date and immediately after giving effect to this Amendment, no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing; and (iii) this Amendment is effected in accordance with the terms of the Existing Credit Agreement, the ABL Loan Documents and the Intercreditor Agreement;

(b) Holdings and the Borrowers shall have paid to the Administrative Agent all fees, costs and expenses due and payable under this Amendment (including under Sections 4 and 12 hereof) and, without duplication of any of the foregoing, under that certain Engagement Letter, dated as of May 26, 2020, by and between Jefferies and Holdings;

(c) the Borrowers shall have paid all accrued and unpaid interest on the Existing Term Loans pursuant to Section 3(c) hereof;

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(d) the Administrative Agent shall have received (x) Consents duly executed by Lenders collectively constituting at least the Required Lenders (without giving effect to the Non-Consenting Lender Replacement (as defined below)) and (y) counterparts of this Amendment duly executed by Holdings, the Borrowers, each other Loan Party, the Administrative Agent and each Replacement Lender;

(e) the Administrative Agent and each Sixth Amendment Consenting Lender shall have received, at least two Business Days prior to the Sixth Amendment Date, all documentation and other information required by regulatory authorities under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering laws, including, without limitation, the Act, to the extent requested at least four Business Days prior to the Sixth Amendment Date;

(f) the Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate (in form reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent) with respect to each Loan Party signed by the secretary or other Authorized Officer of such Loan Party and attaching and certifying to the accuracy of (i) the articles or certificate of organization or formation (or any comparable charter documents) of such Loan Party, (ii) the bylaws, operating agreements or other governing documents of such Loan Party, (iii) resolutions or consents of the governing bodies of such Loan Party, (iv) incumbencies evidencing the identity, authority and capacity of each Authorized Officer of such Loan Party authorized to act in connection with this Amendment and the other Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party or is to be a party upon the Sixth Amendment Date and (v) a certificate of good standing (or comparable certificate) with respect to such Loan Party issued by the secretary of state (or comparable government authority) of the jurisdiction of organization of such Loan Party;

(g) the Administrative Agent shall have received a favorable written opinion (addressed to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders and dated the Sixth Amendment Date) of Shearman & Sterling LLP, counsel to the Loan Parties in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent (and the Borrowers hereby request such counsel to deliver such opinion);

(h) the Borrowers shall have, substantially concurrently with and on the same day as the effectiveness of this Amendment, (i) made a voluntary prepayment pursuant to Section 2.11(a) of the Existing Credit Agreement in the amount of the Sixth Amendment Prepayment Amount, with such prepayment to be applied ratably to prepay 2020 Extended Term Loans outstanding on the Sixth Amendment Date (immediately after the effectiveness of this Amendment but immediately prior to giving effect to the Sixth Amendment Prepayment), and (ii) paid the accrued and unpaid interest on the Sixth Amendment Prepayment Amount of the 2020 Extended Term Loans so prepaid pursuant to Section 2.13(e) of the Existing Credit Agreement; and

(i) Liquidity (as defined in the Amended Credit Agreement) of the Loan Parties, as of the Sixth Amendment Date (immediately after giving effect to the Sixth Amendment Prepayment and the payment of all interest, fees and expenses required to paid hereunder on the Sixth Amendment Date), shall not be less than $35,000,000, as demonstrated in a compliance certificate signed by a Financial Officer of Holdings, attaching reasonably detailed calculations with respect thereto, and delivered to the Administrative Agent.

8.       Replacement Lenders. If any Lender under the Existing Credit Agreement has failed to deliver a Consent prior to the Consent Deadline (each such non-consenting Lender, a “Non-Consenting Lender”), and Lenders constituting the Required Lenders have so consented, then the Borrowers shall exercise their rights, effective as of the Sixth Amendment Date, to replace (such act of replacement, the “Non-Consenting Lender Replacement”) each such Non-Consenting Lender in accordance with Section 9.02(e) of the Existing Credit Agreement, and each such Non-Consenting Lender, upon receipt of an amount equal to the sum of (i) the principal amount of the outstanding Existing Term Loans of such Non-

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Consenting Lender and immediately prior to the effectiveness of this Amendment (but, for the avoidance of doubt, without any prepayment premium thereon), (ii) all interest, fees and other amounts accrued but unpaid to such Non-Consenting Lender by the Borrowers under the Existing Credit Agreement to and including the Sixth Amendment Date, including without limitation payments due to such Non-Consenting Lender under Sections 2.15 and 2.17 of the Existing Credit Agreement, and (iii) an amount, if any, equal to the payment which would have been due to such Non-Consenting Lender on the Sixth Amendment Date under Section 2.16 of the Existing Credit Agreement had the Loans of such Non-Consenting Lender been prepaid in full on the Sixth Amendment Date rather than sold to the replacement Lender, shall be deemed to have assigned all of its rights and obligations under the Existing Credit Agreement to one or more assignee Lenders (each of whom shall have consented to this Amendment by delivering a Consent to the Administrative Agent prior to the Consent Deadline (each such assignee Lender, to the extent of such assigned interest, a “Replacement Lender”)). Each Lender party hereto or to a Consent hereby waives any requirement of the Borrowers to deliver any notice to Administrative Agent and/or any Lender in connection with any assignment contemplated herein pursuant to Section 9.02(e) of the Existing Credit Agreement.

9.       GOVERNING LAW AND WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL.

(a) This Amendment shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York without regard to conflict of law principles (other than sections 5-1401 and 5-1402 of the New York General Obligations Law).

(b) To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, each Loan Party hereby irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of any New York State court or federal court sitting in the County of New York and the Borough of Manhattan in respect of any claim, suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to the provisions of this Amendment and irrevocably agree that all claims in respect of any such claim, suit, action or proceeding may be heard and determined in any such court and that service of process therein may be made by certified mail, postage prepaid, to your address set forth above. Each Loan Party hereby waives, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any objection that it may now or hereafter have to the laying of venue of any such claim, suit, action or proceeding brought in any such court, and any claim that any such claim, suit, action or proceeding brought in any such court has been brought in an inconvenient forum. Each of the parties hereto agrees that a final judgment in any such action or proceeding shall be conclusive and may be enforced in other jurisdictions by suit on the judgment or in any other manner provided by law. Nothing in this Amendment shall affect any right that the Agents or any Lender may otherwise have to bring any action or proceeding relating to this Amendment against any Loan Party or its properties in the courts of any jurisdiction.

(c) Each Loan Party hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waives, to the fullest extent it may legally and effectively do so, any objection which it may now or hereafter have to the laying of venue of any suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Amendment in any court referred to in paragraph (b) of this Section. Each of the parties hereto hereby irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the defense of an inconvenient forum to the maintenance of such action or proceeding in any such court.

(d) Each party to this Amendment irrevocably consents to service of process in the manner provided for notices in Section 9.01 of the Existing Credit Agreement. Nothing in this Amendment will affect the right of any party to this Amendment to serve process in any other manner permitted by law.

(e) EACH PARTY HERETO HEREBY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS

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AMENDMENT, THE AMENDED CREDIT AGREEMENT, ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY OR THEREBY (WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER THEORY). EACH PARTY HERETO (A) CERTIFIES THAT NO REPRESENTATIVE, AGENT OR ATTORNEY OF ANY OTHER PARTY HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH OTHER PARTY WOULD NOT, IN THE EVENT OF LITIGATION, SEEK TO ENFORCE THE FOREGOING WAIVER AND (B) ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT AND THE OTHER PARTIES HERETO HAVE BEEN INDUCED TO ENTER INTO THIS AMENDMENT BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MUTUAL WAIVERS AND CERTIFICATIONS IN THIS SECTION.

10.       Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness. This Amendment may be executed in counterparts (and by different parties hereto on different counterparts), each of which shall constitute an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute a single contract. This Amendment constitutes the entire contract among the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersede any and all previous agreements and understandings, oral or written, relating to the subject matter hereof. This Amendment shall become effective on the Sixth Amendment Date. Except as provided in Section 7, this Amendment shall become effective when it shall have been executed by the Administrative Agent and when the Administrative Agent shall have received counterparts hereof which, when taken together, bear the signatures of each of the other parties hereto, and thereafter shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns. Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Amendment by telecopy, e-mailed .pdf or any other electronic means that reproduces an image of the actual executed signature page shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Amendment. The words “execution,” “signed,” “signature,” “delivery,” and words of like import in or relating to any document to be signed in connection with this Amendment and the transactions contemplated hereby shall be deemed to include electronic signatures, deliveries or the keeping of records in electronic form, each of which shall be of the same legal effect, validity or enforceability as a manually executed signature, physical delivery thereof or the use of a paper-based recordkeeping system, as the case may be, to the extent and as provided for in any applicable law, including the Federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, the New York State Electronic Signatures and Records Act, or any other similar state laws based on the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act.

11.       Reference to and Limited Effect on the Existing Credit Agreement and the Other Loan Documents.

(a) On and after the Sixth Amendment Date, (x) each reference in the Amended Credit Agreement to “this Agreement”, “hereunder”, “hereof”, “herein” or words of like import referring to the Existing Credit Agreement, and (y) each reference in the other Loan Documents to the “Credit Agreement”, “thereunder”, “thereof”, “therein” or words of like import referring to the Existing Credit Agreement shall mean and be a reference to the Amended Credit Agreement.

(b) Except as specifically amended by this Amendment, the Existing Credit Agreement and each of the other Loan Documents shall remain in full force and effect and are hereby ratified and confirmed.

(c) The execution, delivery and performance of this Amendment shall not constitute a waiver of any provision of, or operate as a waiver of any right, power or remedy of the Agents or Lenders under, the Amended Credit Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents.

(d) Each Loan Party hereby (i) ratifies, confirms and reaffirms its liabilities, its payment and performance obligations (contingent or otherwise) and its agreements under the Existing Credit

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Agreement, the Amended Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents and (ii) acknowledges, ratifies and confirms that such liabilities, obligations and agreements constitute valid and existing Obligations under the Amended Credit Agreement, in each case, to the extent such Loan Party is a party thereto. In addition, each Loan Party hereby ratifies, confirms and reaffirms (i) the liens and security interests granted, created and perfected under the Collateral Documents and any other Loan Documents and (ii) that each of the Collateral Documents to which it is a party remain in full force and effect notwithstanding the effectiveness of this Amendment. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, each Loan Party further agrees (A) that any reference to “Obligations” contained in any Collateral Documents shall include, without limitation, the “Obligations” (as such term is defined in the Amended Credit Agreement) and (B) that the related guarantees and grants of security contained in such Collateral Documents shall include and extend to such Obligations. This Amendment shall not constitute a modification of the Existing Credit Agreement, except as specified under Section 2 hereto, or a course of dealing with the Agents or any Lender at variance with the Existing Credit Agreement such as to require further notice by any Agent or any Lender to require strict compliance with the terms of the Amended Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents in the future, except as expressly set forth herein. This Amendment contains the entire agreement among the Loan Parties and the Sixth Amendment Consenting Lenders contemplated by this Amendment. No Loan Party has any knowledge of any challenge to the Agent’s or any Lender’s claims arising under the Loan Documents or the effectiveness of the Loan Documents. The Agent and Lenders reserve all rights, privileges and remedies under the Loan Documents. Nothing in this Amendment is intended, or shall be construed, to constitute a novation or an accord and satisfaction of any of the Obligations, or otherwise with respect to the Existing Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document, or to constitute a mutual departure from the strict terms, provisions and conditions of the Existing Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document other than with respect to the amendments set forth in Section 2 hereof, or to modify, affect or impair the perfection, priority or continuation of the security interests in, security titles to or other Liens on any Collateral for the Obligations.

(e) Each Loan Party hereby acknowledges that it has reviewed the terms and provisions of this Amendment and consents to the amendment of the Existing Credit Agreement effected pursuant to this Amendment.

(f) Each Loan Party that is not a Borrower acknowledges and agrees that (i) notwithstanding the conditions to effectiveness set forth in this Amendment, such Loan Party is not required by the terms of the Existing Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document to consent to the amendments to the Existing Credit Agreement effected pursuant to this Amendment and (ii) nothing in the Amended Credit Agreement, this Amendment or any other Loan Document shall be deemed to require the consent of such Loan Party to any future amendments to the Amended Credit Agreement.

(g) The parties hereto acknowledge and agree that, for all purposes under the Amended Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents, this Amendment constitutes a “Loan Document” under and as defined in the Amended Credit Agreement.

12.       Expenses. The Borrowers and Holdings agree, jointly and severally, to pay on demand all reasonable out-of-pocket costs and expenses incurred by the Administrative Agent in connection with the preparation, negotiation and execution of this Amendment, including, without limitation, all attorney costs.

13.       Severability. Any provision of any this Amendment held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability without affecting the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions thereof; and the invalidity of a particular provision in a particular jurisdiction shall not invalidate such provision in any other jurisdiction.

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14.       Headings. Section headings used herein are for convenience of reference only, are not part of this Amendment and shall not affect the construction of, or be taken into consideration in interpreting, this Amendment.

15.       Conflicts. In the event of any conflict between the terms of this Amendment and the terms of the Amended Credit Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents, the terms of this Amendment shall govern.

[SIGNATURE PAGES FOLLOW]

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Amendment to be duly executed and delivered by their respective proper and duly authorized officers as of the day and year first written above.

 

 

  CHEFS’ WAREHOUSE PARENT, LLC,
as a Borrower
       
       
  By: /s/ Alexandros Aldous
    Name: Alexandros Aldous
    Title: General Counsel, Corporate
    Secretary and Chief Government Relations Officer
       
       
  DAIRYLAND USA CORPORATION,
as a Borrower
       
       
  By: /s/ Alexandros Aldous
    Name: Alexandros Aldous
    Title: General Counsel, Corporate
    Secretary and Chief Government Relations Officer

 

 

 

 

 

[SIGNATURE PAGE TO SIXTH AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT]

   

 

 

THE CHEFS’ WAREHOUSE MID ATLANTIC, LLC

BEL CANTO FOODS, LLC

THE CHEFS’ WAREHOUSE WEST COAST, LLC

THE CHEFS’ WAREHOUSE OF FLORIDA, LLC

THE CHEFS’ WAREHOUSE, INC.

MICHAEL’S FINER MEATS, LLC

MICHAEL’S FINER MEATS HOLDINGS, LLC

THE CHEFS’ WAREHOUSE MIDWEST, LLC

THE CHEFS’ WAREHOUSE PASTRY DIVISION, INC.

QZ ACQUISITION (USA), INC.

QZINA SPECIALTY FOODS NORTH AMERICA (USA), INC.

QZINA SPECIALTY FOODS, INC., a Florida corporation

QZINA SPECIALTY FOODS, INC., a Washington corporation

QZINA SPECIALTY FOODS (AMBASSADOR), INC.

CW LV REAL ESTATE LLC

ALLEN BROTHERS 1893, LLC

THE GREAT STEAKHOUSE STEAKS, LLC

DEL MONTE CAPITOL MEAT COMPANY HOLDINGS, LLC

DEL MONTE CAPITOL MEAT COMPANY, LLC

FELLS POINT HOLDINGS, LLC

FELLS POINT, LLC

CHEFS’ WAREHOUSE TRANSPORTATION, LLC

DAIRYLAND HP LLC

CAMBRIDGE, LLC

CAMBRIDGE PROTEIN HOLDINGS, LLC

DAIRYLAND PRODUCE, LLC

DAIRYLAND PRODUCE HOLDINGS, LLC

     
     
  By: /s/ Alexandros Aldous
    Name: Alexandros Aldous
    Title: General Counsel, Corporate
    Secretary and Chief Government Relations Officer

 

 

 

 

[SIGNATURE PAGE TO SIXTH AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT]

   

 

  JEFFERIES FINANCE LLC,
as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent
       
       
  By: /s/ Paul Chisholm
    Name: Paul Chisholm
    Title: Managing Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[SIGNATURE PAGE TO SIXTH AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT]

   

 

Sixth Amendment Consenting Lender Signature Pages on file with Administrative Agent

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

SCHEDULE 1

 

 

Term Loans Aggregate Principal Amount (prior to giving effect to the Sixth Amendment Prepayment)
2016 Term Loans $31,165,852.60
2020 Extended Term Loans $206,963,095.72
Total $238,128,948.32

 

 

 

   

 

SCHEDULE 2

 

 

Term Loans Aggregate Principal Amount (after giving effect to the Sixth Amendment Prepayment)
2016 Term Loans $31,165,852.60
2020 Extended Term Loans $171,243,753.47
Total $202,409,606.07

 

 

 

 

   

 

ANNEX A

 

FORM OF LENDER CONSENT

 

 

Reference is made to the Sixth Amendment (the “Amendment”) to that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of June 22, 2016 (as amended, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), by and among Dairyland USA Corporation, a New York corporation (“Dairyland”), Chefs’ Warehouse Parent, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (together with Dairyland, the “Borrowers”), The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Holdings”), the other Loan Parties party thereto, the lenders party thereto, and Jefferies Finance LLC, as administrative agent for the Lenders (in such capacity, the “Administrative Agent”) and as collateral agent for the Secured Parties (in such capacity, the “Collateral Agent” or, as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent, the “Agents”); capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the respective meanings assigned to such terms in the Amendment or in the Credit Agreement.

By signing below, the undersigned Lender hereby consents to the Amendment and irrevocably agrees to convert the aggregate principal amount of all of its Existing Term Loans set forth in the Administrative Agent’s Register as of the Consent Deadline into 2020 Extended Term Loans.

 

 

   
  as a Lender
     
     
  By:  
    Name:
    Title:
     
For Lenders requiring a second signature block:
     
  By:  
    Name:
    Title:

 

 

 

 

 

[Lender Consent to Sixth Amendment to Credit Agreement]

   

 

ANNEX B

 

AMENDED CREDIT AGREEMENT

 

[see attached]

 

   

 

Conformed throughANNEX B

First Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of September 14, 2016,

Second Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of September 1, 2017,

Third Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of December 13, 2017,

Fourth Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of November 16, 2018, and

Fifth Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of November 18, 2019

 

CREDIT AGREEMENT

dated as of

June 22, 2016

 

as amended by that certain First Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of September 14, 2016, that certain Second Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of September 1, 2017, that certain Third Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of December 13, 2017, that certain Fourth Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of November 16, 2018, that certain Fifth Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of November 18, 2019, and that certain Sixth Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of June 8, 2020

 

among

DAIRYLAND USA CORPORATION

 

and

 

CHEFS’ WAREHOUSE PARENT, LLC,
as Borrowers,

 

THE CHEFS’ WAREHOUSE, INC.


and


the other Loan Parties party hereto,

as Guarantors,

 

the Lenders party hereto,

JEFFERIES FINANCE LLC,
as Joint Lead Arranger and Joint Bookrunner, Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent,

 

and

BMO Capital Markets Corp.,
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

and
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC,
as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners
___________________________

   

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Article I Definitions 1
SECTION 1.01. Defined Terms 1
SECTION 1.02. Classification of Loans and Borrowings 2630
SECTION 1.03. Terms Generally 2730
SECTION 1.04. Accounting Terms; GAAP; Pro Forma Calculations; LCA Election 2730
SECTION 1.05. Status of Obligations 2932
SECTION 1.06. LIBOR Discontinuation. 2932
SECTION 1.07. Divisions. 33
Article II The Credits 3033
SECTION 2.01. Loans 3033
SECTION 2.02. Loans and Borrowings 3034
SECTION 2.03. Requests for Borrowings 3134
SECTION 2.04. [Intentionally Omitted] 3235
SECTION 2.05. [Intentionally Omitted] 3235
SECTION 2.06. [Intentionally Omitted] 3235
SECTION 2.07. Funding of Borrowings 3235
SECTION 2.08. Interest Elections 3236
SECTION 2.09. Termination and Reduction of Commitments 3337
SECTION 2.10. Repayment and Amortization of Loans; Evidence of Debt 3437
SECTION 2.11. Prepayment of Loans 3438
SECTION 2.12. Fees 3640
SECTION 2.13. Interest 3641
SECTION 2.14. Alternate Rate of Interest 3741
SECTION 2.15. Increased Costs 3742
SECTION 2.16. Break Funding Payments 3843
SECTION 2.17. Withholding of Taxes; Gross-Up. 3943
SECTION 2.18. Payments Generally; Allocation of Proceeds; Sharing of Set-offs 4247
SECTION 2.19. Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders 4448
SECTION 2.20. Defaulting Lenders 4549
SECTION 2.21. Returned Payments 4549
SECTION 2.22. Expansion Option 4549
Article III Representations and Warranties 4752
SECTION 3.01. Organization; Powers 4752
SECTION 3.02. Authorization; Enforceability 4752
SECTION 3.03. Governmental Approvals; No Conflicts 4852
SECTION 3.04. Financial Condition; No Material Adverse Change 4852
SECTION 3.05. Properties 4853
SECTION 3.06. Litigation and Environmental Matters 4953
SECTION 3.07. Compliance with Laws and Agreements 4953
SECTION 3.08. Investment Company Status; Margin Stock 4954
SECTION 3.09. Taxes 4954
SECTION 3.10. ERISA 4954

 

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SECTION 3.11. Disclosure 5054
SECTION 3.12. Material Agreements 5054
SECTION 3.13. Solvency 5054
SECTION 3.14. Insurance 5055
SECTION 3.15. Capitalization and Subsidiaries 5055
SECTION 3.16. Security Interest in Collateral 5155
SECTION 3.17. Employment Matters 5155
SECTION 3.18. Nature of Business; Permits and Licenses; Tradenames 5156
SECTION 3.19. Location of Bank Accounts 5256
SECTION 3.20. [Intentionally Omitted] 5256
SECTION 3.21. Customers and Suppliers 5256
SECTION 3.22. Affiliate Transactions 5256
SECTION 3.23. Common Enterprise 5257
SECTION 3.24. Foreign Assets Control Regulations and Anti-Money Laundering 5257
SECTION 3.25. Patriot Act 53 and Beneficial Ownership Regulation 57
SECTION 3.26. FDA Matters 5357
Article IV Conditions 5458
SECTION 4.01. Effective Date 5458
SECTION 4.02. Each Credit Event 5559
SECTION 4.03. Delayed Draw Term Loans 5560
Article V Affirmative Covenants 5660
SECTION 5.01. Financial Statements and Other Information 5661
SECTION 5.02. Notices of Material Events 5863
SECTION 5.03. Existence; Conduct of Business 5963
SECTION 5.04. Payment of Obligations 5963
SECTION 5.05. Maintenance of Properties 5964
SECTION 5.06. Books and Records; Inspection Rights 5964
SECTION 5.07. Compliance with Laws 5964
SECTION 5.08. Use of Proceeds 5964
SECTION 5.09. Insurance 6064
SECTION 5.10. Casualty and Condemnation 6065
SECTION 5.11. [Intentionally Omitted] 6065
SECTION 5.12. [Intentionally Omitted] 6065
SECTION 5.13. Additional Collateral; Further Assurances 6065
SECTION 5.14. Compliance with Certain Laws 6266
Article VI Negative Covenants 6266
SECTION 6.01. Indebtedness 6267
SECTION 6.02. Liens 6570
SECTION 6.03. Fundamental Changes 6772
SECTION 6.04. Investments, Loans, Advances, Guarantees and Acquisitions 6872
SECTION 6.05. Asset Sales 7075
SECTION 6.06. Sale and Leaseback Transactions 7176
SECTION 6.07. Swap Agreements 7176
SECTION 6.08. Restricted Payments; Certain Payments of Indebtedness 7176
SECTION 6.09. Transactions with Affiliates 7378
SECTION 6.10. Restrictive Agreements 7478

 

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SECTION 6.11. Amendment of Material Documents 7479
SECTION 6.12. Compliance with Certain Laws 7479
SECTION 6.13. Minimum Liquidity 79
Article VII Events of Default 7479
Article VIII The Administrative Agent AND THE COLLATERAL AGENT 7783
Article IX Miscellaneous 8086
SECTION 9.01. Notices 8086
SECTION 9.02. Waivers; Amendments 8287
SECTION 9.03. Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver 8489
SECTION 9.04. Successors and Assigns 8591
SECTION 9.05. Survival 8894
SECTION 9.06. Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness 8894
SECTION 9.07. Severability 8995
SECTION 9.08. Right of Setoff 8995
SECTION 9.09. Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Consent to Service of Process 8995
SECTION 9.10. WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL 9096
SECTION 9.11. Headings 9096
SECTION 9.12. Confidentiality 9096
SECTION 9.13. Several Obligations; Nonreliance; Violation of Law 9197
SECTION 9.14. USA PATRIOT Act 91 and Beneficial Ownership Regulation 97
SECTION 9.15. Disclosure 9297
SECTION 9.16. Appointment for Perfection 9297
SECTION 9.17. Interest Rate Limitation 9298
SECTION 9.18. No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility 9298
SECTION 9.19. Intercreditor Agreement 9398
SECTION 9.20. Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEAAffected Financial Institutions 9398
SECTION 9.21. Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs 99
SECTION 9.22. Certain ERISA Matters 100
Article X Loan GuarantY 93100
SECTION 10.01. Guaranty 93101
SECTION 10.02. Guaranty of Payment 94101
SECTION 10.03. No Discharge or Diminishment of Loan Guaranty 94101
SECTION 10.04. Defenses Waived 94102
SECTION 10.05. Rights of Subrogation 95102
SECTION 10.06. Reinstatement; Stay of Acceleration 95102
SECTION 10.07. Information 95102
SECTION 10.08. [Intentionally Omitted] 95102
SECTION 10.09. Taxes 95103
SECTION 10.10. Maximum Liability 96103
SECTION 10.11. Contribution 96103
SECTION 10.12. Liability Cumulative 96104
Article XI The Borrower Representative 97104
SECTION 11.01. Appointment; Nature of Relationship 97104
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SECTION 11.02. Powers 97104
SECTION 11.03. Employment of Agents 97104
SECTION 11.04. Notices 97104
SECTION 11.05. Successor Borrower Representative 97104
SECTION 11.06. Execution of Loan Documents 97104

 

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SCHEDULES:

 

Schedule 2.01(ab) TermDDTL Commitment Schedule
Schedule 2.01(b) DDTL Commitment Schedule
Schedule 3.05 Properties; Collateral Locations
Schedule 3.06 Litigation and Environmental Matters
Schedule 3.12 Material Agreements
Schedule 3.14 Insurance
Schedule 3.15 Capitalization and Subsidiaries
Schedule 3.18 Tradenames
Schedule 3.19 Bank Accounts
Schedule 3.22 Affiliate Transactions
Schedule 6.01 Existing Indebtedness
Schedule 6.02 Existing Liens
Schedule 6.04 Existing Investments
Schedule 6.10 Existing Restrictions
     
EXHIBITS:    
Exhibit A Form of Assignment and Assumption
Exhibit B Form of Increasing Lender Supplement
Exhibit C Form of Augmenting Lender Supplement
Exhibit D Closing Checklist
Exhibit E Form of Financials Certificate
Exhibit F Joinder Agreement
Exhibit G-1 U.S. Tax Certificate (For Foreign Lenders that are not Partnerships for U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)
Exhibit G-2 U.S. Tax Certificate (For Foreign Participants that are not Partnerships for U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)
Exhibit G-3 U.S. Tax Certificate (For Foreign Participants that are Partnerships for U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)
Exhibit G-4 U.S. Tax Certificate (For Foreign Lenders that are Partnerships for U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)

 

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CREDIT AGREEMENT dated as of June 22, 2016, (as it may be amended, restated or modified from time to time, this “Agreement”) among DAIRYLAND USA CORPORATION, a New York corporation (“Dairyland”) as a Borrower, CHEFS’ WAREHOUSE PARENT, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (together with Dairyland, collectively the “Borrowers” and each individually a “Borrower”) as a Borrower, the other Loan Parties party hereto, the Lenders party hereto, and JEFFERIES FINANCE LLC, as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent.

The parties hereto agree as follows:

Article I

Definitions

SECTION 1.01.      Defined Terms. As used in this Agreement, the following terms have the meanings specified below:

“1.875% Convertible Notes” means the 1.875% Convertible Senior Notes due 2024 issued by Holdings pursuant to an Indenture dated as of November 22, 2019, between Holdings and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee.

“2016 Term Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Lenders holding any 2016 Term Loans.

“2016 Term Loans” means (i) immediately prior to the effectiveness of the Sixth Amendment, the term loans made to the Borrowers on the Effective Date pursuant to the Original Credit Agreement and (ii) immediately upon and after the effectiveness of the Sixth Amendment and the 2020 Conversion, the term loans made to the Borrowers on the Effective Date pursuant to the Original Credit Agreement that are not converted into 2020 Extended Term Loans pursuant to the Sixth Amendment, which remain outstanding under this Agreement as of the Sixth Amendment Date, immediately after giving effect to the 2020 Conversion. As of the Sixth Amendment Date, after giving effect to the 2020 Conversion, the aggregate outstanding principal amount of 2016 Term Loans is $31,165,852.60.

“2020 Conversion” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the Sixth Amendment.

“2020 Extended Term Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Lenders holding any 2020 Extended Term Loans.

“2020 Extended Term Loans” means, immediately upon and after the effectiveness of the Sixth Amendment, the term loans made to the Borrowers on the Effective Date pursuant to the Original Credit Agreement and, pursuant to the Sixth Amendment and the 2020 Conversion, converted into “2020 Extended Term Loans” thereunder. As of the Sixth Amendment Date, after giving effect to the 2020 Conversion and the Sixth Amendment Prepayment (as defined in the Sixth Amendment), the aggregate outstanding principal amount of 2020 Extended Term Loans is $171,243,753.47.

ABL Agent” means (i) the Original ABL Agent and (ii) each administrative agent and/or collateral agent under any ABL Facility (other than the Original ABL Facility), including the successors and permitted assigns of each of the foregoing.

 1  

 

ABL Facility” means (i) the Original ABL Facility, as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified in accordance with the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement and (ii) each refinancing or replacement of any ABL Facility, in accordance with the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement.

ABL Loan” shall have the meaning assigned to the term “Loan” in the ABL Facility.

ABL Loan Documents” shall have the meaning assigned to the term “Loan Documents” in the ABL Facility.

ABL Obligations” shall have the meaning assigned to the term “Secured Obligations” in the ABL Facility.

ABL Priority Collateral” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the Intercreditor Agreement.

ABR”, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to a Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Alternate Base Rate.

Account” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Security Agreement.

Account Debtor” means any Person obligated on an Account.

Act” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.14.

Adjusted LIBOR Rate” means, with respect to any Eurodollar Borrowing for any Interest Period, the greater of (a) (i) an interest rate per annum (rounded upward, if necessary, to the next 1/100th of 1%) determined by the Administrative Agent to be equal to the LIBOR Rate for such Eurodollar Borrowing in effect for such Interest Period divided by (ii) 1 minus the Statutory Reserve Rate (if any) for such Eurodollar Borrowing for such Interest Period and (b) 0.00% per annum.

Administrative Agent” means Jefferies Finance LLC, in its capacity as administrative agent for the Lenders hereunder and any successor Administrative Agent appointed pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.

Administrative Questionnaire” means an administrative questionnaire in a form supplied by the Administrative Agent.

“Affected Financial Institution”: (a) any EEA Financial Institution or (b) any UK Financial Institution.

Affected Foreign Subsidiary” means any Foreign Subsidiary to the extent more than 66 2/3% of the voting Equity Interests of such Foreign Subsidiary being pledged to support the Secured Obligations could reasonably be expected to cause a Deemed Dividend Issue.

Affiliate” means, with respect to a specified Person, another Person that (i) directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, Controls or is Controlled by or is under common Control with the Person specified or (ii) with respect to any Loan Party or Subsidiary, has the power to vote, directly or indirectly, 10% or more of the Equity Interests of such specified Person. For purposes of the Loan Documents, Jefferies LLC and its Affiliates shall be deemed to be Affiliates of Jefferies Finance LLC and its Affiliates.

 2  

 

Agents” means, collectively, the Administrative Agent and the Collateral Agent.

Agreement” has the meaning ascribed to it in the preamble.

All-in-Yield” means, as to any Indebtedness, the effective yield applicable thereto calculated by the Administrative Agent in consultation with the Borrower Representative in a manner consistent with generally accepted financial practices, which shall include (a) interest rate margin and interest rate floors (subject to the proviso set forth below), (b) any amendment to the relevant interest rate margins and interest rate floors that became effective after the Effective Date but prior to the applicable date of determination and (c) original issue discount (based on, to the extent applicable, an assumed four-year average life to maturity) and upfront or similar fees paid by the Borrowers or any Loan Party, but shall exclude any customary arrangement, commitment, structuring, underwriting and similar fees that are not paid to all of the Lenders providing the applicable Incremental Facility; provided, however, if any such Indebtedness includes any interest rate floor that is greater than that applicable to the then-existing Term Loans and such floor is applicable to the then-existing Term Loans on the date of determination, such excess amount shall be equated to interest rate margin for determining the increase.

Alternate Base Rate” means, for any day, highest of (a) the Prime Rate, (b) the Federal Funds Effective Rate from time to time, plus 0.50%, (c) 1.00% and (d) the Adjusted LIBOR Rate for a one-month Interest Period plus 1.00%. If the Administrative Agent shall have determined in good faith (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) that it is unable to ascertain the Federal Funds Effective Rate or the applicable Adjusted LIBOR Rate for any reason, including the inability or failure of the Administrative Agent to obtain sufficient quotations in accordance with the terms of the definition thereof, the Alternate Base Rate shall be determined without regard to clause (b) or clause (d), as applicable, of the preceding sentence until the circumstances giving rise to such inability no longer exist. Any change in the Alternate Base Rate due to a change in the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Effective Rate or the then applicable Adjusted LIBOR Rate shall be effective on the effective date of such change in the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Effective Rate or the then applicable Adjusted LIBOR Rate, respectively. “Alternate Base Rate,” when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, is used when such Loan comprising such Borrowing is, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing are, bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Alternate Base Rate in accordance with the provisions of Article II.

Applicable Percentage” means, with respect to any Lender, (a) with respect to Delayed Draw Term Loans, a percentage equal to a fraction the numerator of which is such Lender’s DDTL Commitment and the denominator of which is the aggregate DDTL Commitments of all DDTL Lenders (if the DDTL Commitments have terminated or expired, the Applicable Percentages shall be determined based upon the DDTL Commitments most recently in effect, giving effect to any assignments) and, (b) with respect to the2016 Term Loans, a percentage equal to a fraction the numerator of which is such Lender’s outstanding principal amount of the 2016 Term Loans and the denominator of which is the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the 2016 Term Loans of all 2016 Term Lenders, (c) with respect to 2020 Extended Term Loans, a percentage equal to a fraction the numerator of which is such Lender’s outstanding principal amount of the Extended 2020 Term Loans and the denominator of which is the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the 2020 Extended Term Loans of all 2020 Extended Term Lenders, and (d) with respect to Term Loans other than Delayed Draw Term Loans, 2016 Term Loans and 2020 Extended Term Loans, a percentage equal to a fraction the numerator of which is such Lender’s outstanding principal amount of such Term Loans and the denominator of which is the aggregate outstanding principal amount of all such Term Loans; provided that, in the case of Section 2.20 when a Defaulting Lender shall exist, any such Defaulting Lender’s Commitment shall be disregarded in the calculations under clauses (a) and, (b), (c) and (d) above.

 3  

 

Applicable Pledge Percentage” means 100% but 65% in the case of a pledge by the Borrowers or any Domestic Subsidiary of its Equity Interests in an Affected Foreign Subsidiary or its Equity Interests in a FSHCO.

“Applicable Premium” means, with respect to the aggregate principal amount of 2020 Extended Term Loans being prepaid pursuant to Section 2.11(a) or Section 2.11(c) (or in connection with any amendment, modification or waiver of, or consent under, this Agreement resulting in any “Repricing Event” with respect to the 2020 Extended Term Loans), on any applicable prepayment date, the excess (to the extent positive) of (a) the present value at such prepayment date of (i) 101.00% of the aggregate principal amount of all such 2020 Extended Term Loans so prepaid on such date, plus (ii) all required remaining scheduled interest payments due on such prepaid 2020 Extended Term Loans to and excluding the first anniversary of the Sixth Amendment Date (excluding accrued but unpaid interest to, but excluding, the prepayment date) (assuming that for such period the prepaid 2020 Extended Term Loans will bear interest based on the Adjusted LIBOR Rate (or the applicable replacement index rate with respect thereto adopted pursuant to this Agreement) in effect for three-month Interest Periods as of the date of the applicable notice of prepayment (for the avoidance of doubt, subject to the interest rate “floor” set forth in the definition of Adjusted LIBOR Rate)), computed using a discount rate equal to the Applicable Treasury Rate at such prepayment date plus 50 basis points, over (b) the outstanding aggregate principal amount of such 2020 Extended Term Loans so prepaid on such applicable prepayment date, in each case, as calculated in a manner that is reasonably agreed between the Administrative Agent and the Borrower Representative.

Applicable Rate” means, (a) for any day from the Effective Date through the date immediately preceding the First Amendment Date, (i) with respect to any Eurodollar Loan, 4.75% per annum or (ii) with respect to any ABR Loan, 3.75% per annum, (b) for any day from the First Amendment Date through the day that immediately precedes the Closing Date Leverage Restoration Date, (i) with respect to any Eurodollar Loan, 5.75% per annum or (ii) with respect to any ABR Loan, 4.75% per annum, (c) for any day from the Closing Date Leverage Restoration Date through the day that immediately precedes the Third Amendment Date, (i) with respect to any Eurodollar Loan, 4.75% per annum or (ii) with respect to any ABR Loan, 3.75% per annum, (d) for any day from the Third Amendment Date through the day that immediately precedes the Fourth Amendment Date, (i) with respect to any Eurodollar Loan, 4.00% per annum or (ii) with respect to any ABR Loan, 3.00% per annum, and (e) from and after the Fourth Amendment Date, (i) with respect to any Eurodollar Loan that is a 2016 Term Loan, 3.50% per annum or, (ii) with respect to any ABR Loan that is a 2016 Term Loan, 2.50% per annum, (iii) with respect to any Eurodollar Loan that is a 2020 Extended Term Loan, 5.50% per annum or (iv) with respect to any ABR Loan that is a 2020 Extended Term Loan, 4.50% per annum.

“Applicable Treasury Rate” means the yield to maturity at the time of computation of United States Treasury securities with a constant maturity (as compiled and published in the most recent Federal Reserve Statistical Release H.15 (519) which has become publicly available at least two Business Days (but not more than five Business Days) prior to the applicable prepayment date (or, if such statistical release is not so published or available, any publicly available source of similar market data reasonably agreed between the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent)) most nearly equal to the period from the applicable prepayment date to the first anniversary of the Sixth Amendment Date; provided, however, that if the period from the applicable prepayment date to the first anniversary of the Sixth Amendment Date is not equal to the constant maturity of a United States Treasury security for which a weekly average yield is given, the Applicable Treasury Rate shall be obtained by linear interpolation (calculated to the nearest one-twelfth of a year) from the weekly average yields of United States Treasury securities for which such yields are given, except that if the period from the prepayment date to such applicable date is less than one year, the weekly

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average yield on actually traded United States Treasury securities adjusted to a constant maturity of one year shall be used.

Approved Fund” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(b).

Arrangers” means each of Jefferies Finance LLC (acting through any of its Affiliates as it deems appropriate), BMO Capital Markets Corp., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC in its capacity as joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner for the credit facilities evidenced by this Agreement.

Assignment and Assumption” means an assignment and assumption agreement entered into by a Lender and an assignee (with the consent of any party whose consent is required by Section 9.04), and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in the form of Exhibit A or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.

Augmenting Lender” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.22.

Authorized Officer” means, with respect to any Loan Party, the chief executive officer, the president, a Financial Officer or any other officer of such Loan Party with responsibility for the administration of the relevant portion of this Agreement.

Availability Period” means the period from and including the Effective Date to but excluding the earlier of the Maturity Date and the date of termination of the DDTL CommitmentsFirst Amendment Date.

Average Life” means, as of the date of determination, with respect to any Indebtedness, the quotient obtained by dividing (i) the sum of the products of (A) the numbers of years (calculated to the nearest one-twelfth) from the date of determination to the dates of each successive scheduled principal payment of such Indebtedness multiplied by (B) the amount of such payment by (ii) the sum of all such payments.

Bail-In Action” means the exercise of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by the applicable EEA Resolution Authority in respect of any liability of an EEAAffected Financial Institution.

Bail-In Legislation” means, (a) with respect to any EEA Member Country implementing Article 55 of Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union, the implementing law, regulation, rule or requirement for such EEA Member Country from time to time which is described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule. and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, Part I of the United Kingdom Banking Act 2009 (as amended from time to time) and any other law, regulation or rule applicable in the United Kingdom relating to the resolution of unsound or failing banks, investment firms or other financial institutions or their affiliates (other than through liquidation, administration or other insolvency proceedings).

Bankruptcy Event” means, with respect to any Person, such Person becomes the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, or has had a receiver, conservator, trustee, administrator, custodian, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with reorganization or liquidation of its business, appointed for it, or, in the good faith determination of the Administrative Agent, has taken any action in furtherance of, or indicating its consent to, approval of, or acquiescence in, any such proceeding or appointment; provided that a Bankruptcy Event shall not result solely by virtue of any ownership interest, or the acquisition of any ownership interest, in such Person by a Governmental Authority or instrumentality thereof; provided, further, that such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Person with

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immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Person (or such Governmental Authority or instrumentality), to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made by such Person.

Beneficial Owner” means, with respect to any U.S. Federal withholding Tax, the beneficial owner, for U.S. Federal income tax purposes, to whom such Tax relates.

Beneficial Ownership Certification” means a certification regarding beneficial ownership or control as required by the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.

Beneficial Ownership Regulation” means 31 C.F.R. § 1010.230.

“Benefit Plan” means any of (a) an “employee benefit plan” (as defined in ERISA) that is subject to Title I of ERISA, (b) a “plan” as defined in and subject to Section 4975 of the Code or (c) any Person whose assets include (for purposes of Section 3(42) of ERISA or otherwise for purposes of Title I of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code) the assets of any such “employee benefit plan” or “plan”.

“BHC Act Affiliate” of a party means an “affiliate” (as such term is defined under, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. 1841(k)) of such party.

Board” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States of America.

Borrower” or “Borrowers” each has the meaning assigned to such term in the preamble.

Borrower Representative” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 11.01.

Borrowing” means a Term Loan made, converted or continued on the same date and, in the case of Eurodollar Loans, as to which a single Interest Period is in effect.

Borrowing Request” means a request by the Borrower Representative for a Term Loan Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.03.

Business Day” means any day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks in New York City are authorized or required by law to remain closed; provided that, when used in connection with a Eurodollar Loan, the term “Business Day” shall also exclude any day on which banks are not open for dealings in Dollar deposits in the London interbank market.

Capital Expenditures” means, without duplication, any expenditure or commitment to expend money for any purchase or other acquisition of any asset which would be classified as a fixed or capital asset on a consolidated balance sheet of Holdings and its Subsidiaries prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Capital Lease Obligations” of any Person means the obligations of such Person to pay rent or other amounts under any lease of (or other arrangement conveying the right to use) real or personal property, or a combination thereof, in each case, which obligations are required to be classified and accounted for as capital leases on a balance sheet of such Person under GAAP, and the amount of such obligations shall be the capitalized amount thereof determined in accordance with GAAP.

Change in Control” means (a) the acquisition of ownership, directly or indirectly, beneficially or of record, by any Person or group (within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules

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of the SEC thereunder as in effect on the Effective Date) other than (i) Christopher Pappas, John Pappas, Dean Facatselis or Kay Facatselis, (ii) the officers, directors or management of Holdings as of the Effective Date or (iii) any corporation, limited liability company or partnership owned and controlled directly or directly by any Person or Persons described in clauses (i) and (ii), of Equity Interests representing more than 50% of the aggregate ordinary voting power represented by the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of Holdings or (b) Holdings shall cease to own and control all of the outstanding Equity Interests of any of the Borrowers on a fully diluted basis.

Change in Law” means the occurrence, after the Effective Date (or with respect to any Lender, if later, the date on which such Lender becomes a Lender), of any of the following: (a) the adoption or taking effect of any law, rule, regulation or treaty, (b) any change in any law, rule, regulation or treaty or in the administration, interpretation, implementation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority, or (c) the making or issuance of any request, rules, guideline, requirement or directive (whether or not having the force of law) by any Governmental Authority; provided however, that notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (i) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines, requirements and directives thereunder, issued in connection therewith or in implementation thereof, and (ii) all requests, rules, guidelines, requirements and directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a “Change in Law” regardless of the date enacted, adopted, issued or implemented.

Closing Date Leverage Restoration Date” means the first Business Day immediately following the date on which a Financials Certificate is delivered to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders pursuant to Section 5.01(c), demonstrating that the Total Leverage Ratio as of the last day of the most recent Fiscal Quarter for which financial statements shall have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b) does not exceed 4.90:1.00.

Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

Collateral” means any and all property owned by a Person that is covered by or purported to be covered by the Collateral Documents and any and all other property of any Loan Party, now existing or hereafter acquired, that may at any time be or become subject to a Lien in favor of the Collateral Agent, on behalf of itself and the Lenders and other Secured Parties, to secure the Secured Obligations; provided that “Collateral” shall not include any Excluded Assets or, for the avoidance of doubt, any of the Equity Interests in, or property or assets of, the Excluded Subsidiary.

Collateral Agent” means Jefferies Finance LLC, in its capacity as collateral agent for the Secured Parties and any successor Collateral Agent appointed pursuant to the terms of this Agreement and the Intercreditor Agreement.

Collateral Documents” means, collectively, the Security Agreement, the Mortgages, any short form intellectual property security agreement and all other agreements, instruments and documents executed in connection with this Agreement that are intended to create, perfect or evidence Liens to secure the Secured Obligations.

Commitment” means, with respect to each Lender, such Lender’s DDTL Commitment. The amount of each Lender’s Commitment is set forth on the Commitment Schedule, or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender shall have assumed its Commitment, as applicable.

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Commitment Schedule” means, collectively, Schedules Schedule 2.01(a) and (b) attached hereto.

Commodity Exchange Act” means the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.), as amended from time to time, and any successor statute.

Connection Income Taxes” means Other Connection Taxes that are imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated) or that are franchise Taxes or branch profits Taxes.

Control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of a Person, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise. “Controlling” and “Controlled” have meanings correlative thereto.

“Covered Entity” means any of the following:

(i)a “covered entity” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 252.82(b);
(ii)a “covered bank” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 47.3(b); or
(iii)a “covered FSI” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 382.2(b).

“Covered Party” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.21.

Credit Party” means the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent or any other Lender.

Cumulative Retained Excess Cash Flow Amount” means, as of any date, an amount not less than zero in the aggregate for any Excess Cash Flow Period, determined on a cumulative basis equal to the aggregate cumulative sum of the Retained Excess Cash Flow for all Excess Cash Flow Periods ending after the Effective Date and prior to such date minus the sum of (i) the aggregate amount of investments made in reliance on Section 6.04(r) in excess of $5,000,000, (ii) the aggregate amount of Restricted Payments made in reliance on Section 6.08(a)(iv) in excess of $5,000,000 and (iii) the aggregate amount of payments in respect of Subordinated Indebtedness made in reliance on Section 6.08(b)(xi), in each case prior to such date.

Dairyland” has the meaning ascribed to it in the preamble.

Dairyland HP” means Dairyland HP LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.

Dairyland HP Facility” means the premises at 200-240 Food Center Drive, Bronx, New York.

Dairyland HP Indebtedness” means the Indebtedness (including, without limitation, loans and Guarantees) incurred under the New Markets Tax Credit Financing.

DDTL Commitment” means (a) as to any DDTL Lender, the aggregate commitment of such DDTL Lender to make Delayed Draw Term Loans as set forth on Schedule 2.01(b) or in the most recent Assignment and Assumption or other documentation contemplated hereby executed by such DDTL Lender and (b) as to all DDTL Lenders, the aggregate commitment of all DDTL Lenders to make Delayed Draw Term Loans, which aggregate commitment shall be $50,000,000 on the date of this Agreement and which

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may be reduced or terminated from time to time in accordance with Section 2.09. After advancing all Delayed Draw Term Loans, each reference to a DDTL Lender’s DDTL Commitment shall refer to that DDTL Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the Delayed Draw Term Loans. As of the Sixth Amendment Date, the aggregate DDTL Commitments of all Lenders is $0.

DDTL Lender” means, as of any date of determination, a Lender with a DDTL Commitment or, if the DDTL Commitments have terminated or expired, a Lender with Delayed Draw Term Loans.

Deemed Dividend Issue” means, with respect to any Foreign Subsidiary, such Foreign Subsidiary’s accumulated and undistributed earnings and profits being deemed to be repatriated to Holdings or the applicable parent Domestic Subsidiary under Section 956 of the Code and the effect of such repatriation causing materially adverse tax consequences to Holdings or such parent Domestic Subsidiary, in each case as determined by the Borrower Representative in its commercially reasonable judgment acting in good faith and in consultation with its legal and tax advisors.

Default” means any event or condition which constitutes an Event of Default or which upon notice, lapse of time or both would, unless cured or waived, become an Event of Default.

“Default Right” has the meaning assigned to that term in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. §§ 252.81, 47.2 or 382.1, as applicable.

Defaulting Lender” means any Lender that (a) has failed, within two (2) Business Days of the date required to be funded or paid, to (i) fund any portion of its Loans or (ii)  pay over to any Credit Party any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder, unless, in the case of clause (i) above, such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s good faith determination that a condition precedent to funding (specifically identified and including the particular Default, if any) has not been satisfied; (b) has notified any Borrower or any Credit Party in writing, or has made a public statement, to the effect that it does not intend or expect to comply with any of its funding obligations under this Agreement (unless such writing or public statement indicates that such position is based on such Lender’s good faith determination that a condition precedent to funding a Loan under this Agreement (specifically identified and including the particular Default, if any) cannot be satisfied) or generally under other agreements in which it commits to extend credit; (c) has failed, within three (3) Business Days after request by a Credit Party, acting in good faith, to provide a certification in writing from an authorized officer of such Lender that it will comply with its obligations to fund prospective Loans; provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon such Credit Party’s receipt of such certification in form and substance satisfactory to it and the Administrative Agent or (d) has become the subject of (i) a Bankruptcy Event or (ii) a Bail-In Action.

Delayed Draw Term Loans” means the delayed draw term loans made by the DDTL Lenders to the Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.01(b).

Dollars” or “$” refers to lawful money of the United States of America.

Domestic Subsidiary” means a Subsidiary organized under the laws of a jurisdiction located in the United States of America.

EBITDA” means, for any period, Net Income for such period plus (a) without duplication and to the extent deducted in determining Net Income for such period, the sum of (i) Interest Expense for such period, (ii) income tax expense for such period net of tax refunds, (iii) all amounts attributable to depreciation and amortization expense for such period, (iv) any extraordinary non-cash charges for such period, (v) any other non-cash charges for such period (but excluding any non-cash charge in respect of an

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item that was included in Net Income in a prior period and any non-cash charge that relates to the write-down or write-off of inventory or accounts receivable), (vi) non-recurring fees, cash charges and other cash expenses made or incurred in connection with a completed Permitted Acquisition, (vii) non-recurring cash charges related to workers’ compensation claims, (viii) non-recurring fees, cash charges and other cash expenses, in an aggregate amount not to exceed $10,000,000 for any period of four (4) consecutive Fiscal Quarters and (ix) expected cost savings, operating expense reductions, other operating improvements and expense reductions and product margin synergies and product cost and other synergies (“Expected Cost Savings”) projected by the Borrower Representative in good faith to be realized as a result of any asset sale, merger or other business combination, acquisition, investment, disposition or divestiture, operating improvement and expense reductions, restructurings, cost saving initiatives, any similar initiative and/or specified transaction taken or to be taken by Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries, net of the amount of actual benefits realized during such period from such actions; provided that such cost savings, expense reductions, operating improvements and synergies are reasonably identifiable and factually supportable and are reasonably anticipated to be realized within 12 months after the change, acquisition, disposition or other transaction that is expected to result in such cost savings, expense reductions, or operating improvements and other synergies; provided, further, that the aggregate amount that can be added back in reliance on this clause (ix), shall not exceed 10% of EBITDA in any period (calculated before giving effect to any such add-backs and adjustments and which 10% cap shall not apply to amounts added back in reliance on any other clause in this definition of “EBITDA”), minus (b) without duplication and to the extent included in Net Income, any extraordinary gains and any non-cash items of income for such period, all calculated for Holdings and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP.

ECP” means an “eligible contract participant” as defined in Section 1(a)(18) of the Commodity Exchange Act or any regulations promulgated thereunder and the applicable rules issued by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and/or the SEC.

EEA Financial Institution” means (a) any credit institution or investment firm established in any EEA Member Country which is subject to the supervision of an EEA Resolution Authority, (b) any entity established in an EEA Member Country which is a parent of an institution described in clause (a) of this definition, or (c) any financial institution established in an EEA Member Country which is a subsidiary of an institution described in clauses (a) or (b) of this definition and is subject to consolidated supervision with its parent.

EEA Member Country” means any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.

EEA Resolution Authority” means any public administrative authority or any Person entrusted with public administrative authority of any EEA Member Country (including any delegee) having responsibility for the resolution of any EEA Financial Institution.

Effective Date” means the date on which the conditions specified in Section 4.01 are satisfied (or waived in accordance with Section 9.02).

Engagement LetterLetters” means, collectively, (a) that certain Amended and Restated Engagement Letter, dated June 2, 2016, among Holdings and the Arrangers, (b) that certain Engagement Letter, dated December 7, 2017, between Holdings and Jefferies Finance LLC, (c) that certain Engagement Letter, dated November 7, 2018, between Holdings and Jefferies Finance LLC, and (d) that certain Engagement Letter, dated May 26, 2020, between Holdings and Jefferies Finance LLC, in each case, as the same may be amended, supplemented, restated or otherwise modified from time to time.

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Enterprise Transformative Acquisition” means any merger, acquisition or investment by any Loan Party that either (a) is not permitted by the terms of the Loan Documents immediately prior to the consummation of such transaction or (b) if permitted by the terms of the Loan Documents immediately prior to the consummation of such transaction, would result in the Borrowers and its Subsidiaries having insufficient flexibility under the Loan Documents for the continuation and/or expansion of their combined operations following such consummation.

Environmental Laws” means all laws (including, without limitation, common law), rules, regulations, codes, ordinances, orders, decrees, judgments, injunctions, notices or binding agreements issued, promulgated or entered into by any Governmental Authority, relating in any way to the environment, preservation or reclamation of natural resources, the management, release or threatened release of any Hazardous Material or to public or worker health and safety matters.

Environmental Liability” means any liability, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of environmental remediation, fines, penalties or indemnities), of Holdings or any Subsidiary directly or indirectly resulting from or based upon (a) any violation of any Environmental Law, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage, treatment or disposal of any Hazardous Materials, (c) any exposure to any Hazardous Materials, (d) the release or threatened release of any Hazardous Materials into the environment 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” means shares of capital stock, partnership interests, membership interests in a limited liability company, beneficial interests in a trust or other equity ownership interests in a Person, and any warrants, options or other rights entitling the holder thereof to purchase or acquire any such equity interest. Notwithstanding the foregoing, neither Permitted Convertible Notes nor Permitted Call Spread Swap Agreements shall constitute Equity Interests.

ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended from time to time, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder from time to time in effect.

ERISA Affiliate” means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) that, together with a 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” means (a) any “reportable event”, as defined in Section 4043 of ERISA or the regulations issued thereunder with respect to a Plan (other than an event for which the 30-day notice period is waived); (b) the failure to satisfy the “minimum funding standard” (as defined in Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA), 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 Plan; (d) the incurrence by any Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to the termination of any Plan; (e) the receipt by any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from the PBGC or a plan administrator of any notice relating to an intention to terminate any Plan or Plans or to appoint a trustee to administer any Plan; (f) the incurrence by any Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any liability with respect to the withdrawal or partial withdrawal of any Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates from any Plan or Multiemployer Plan; or (g) the receipt by any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of any notice, or the receipt by any Multiemployer Plan from any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of any notice, concerning the imposition upon any Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates of Withdrawal Liability or a determination that a Multiemployer Plan is, or is expected to be, insolvent or in reorganization, within the meaning of Title IV of ERISA.

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EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule” means the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule published by the Loan Market Association (or any successor Person), as in effect from time to time.

Eurodollar”, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Adjusted LIBOR Rate.

Event of Default” has the meaning assigned to such term in Article VII.

Excess Cash Flow” means, without duplication, with respect to any Fiscal Year of Holdings and its Subsidiaries, (a) the sum of (i) EBITDA and (ii) the decrease, if any, in the Working Capital from the beginning of such period to the end of such period minus (b) the sum of (i) unfinanced Capital Expenditures, (ii) Fixed Charges (less any dividends or distributions paid in cash), (iii) the aggregate amount of non-cash adjustments to EBITDA for periods prior to the beginning of such period to the extent paid in cash by Holdings and Subsidiaries during such period, (iv) the aggregate amount actually paid in cash by Holdings and its Subsidiaries during such period (or contracted to be paid during such period and so paid prior to the date the prepayment required under Section 2.11(d) in respect of such Excess Cash Flow is paid) with internally generated cash on account of investments permitted by clause (l) of Section 6.04 and Restricted Payments permitted by clause (a)(x) of Section 6.08 and (v) the increase, if any, in the Working Capital from the beginning to the end of such period.

Excess Cash Flow Period” means each Fiscal Year of Holdings commencing with the Fiscal Year ending December 31, 2017, but in all cases for purposes of calculating the Cumulative Retained Excess Cash Flow Amount shall only include such Fiscal Years for which financial statements and a Financials Certificate have been delivered in accordance with Sections 5.01(a), 5.01(b) and 5.01(c) and for which any prepayments required by Section 2.11(d) (if any) have been made.

Excluded Assets” means (a) (i) any lease, license, contract, document, instrument or agreement to which any Loan Party is a party or (ii) property subject to a purchase money security interest, Capital Lease Obligation or similar arrangements permitted under this Agreement or the other Loan Documents, in the case of each of clauses (i) and (ii), to the extent that the creation of a Lien on such assets would, under the express terms thereof, violate or invalidate the terms of, or constitute a default under, such lease, license, contract, document, instrument, agreement, purchase money security interest, Capital Lease Obligation or similar arrangement or create a right of termination in favor of any other party thereto (other than a Loan Party) (other than to the extent (i) that any such term has been waived or (ii) any such term would be rendered ineffective pursuant to Sections 9-406, 9-408, 9-409 or other applicable provisions of the UCC of any relevant jurisdiction or any other applicable law (including bankruptcy laws) or principles of equity); provided that, immediately upon the ineffectiveness, lapse or termination of any such express term, such assets shall automatically cease to constitute “Excluded Assets”, (b) any Trademark (as defined in the Security Agreement) application filed on an intent to use basis until such time as a statement of use has been filed and accepted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, (c) any Equity Interests in any Subsidiary that is not a Pledge Subsidiary, (d) (i) any Equity Interests in any Affected Foreign Subsidiary or FSHCO representing more than 65% of the total voting Equity Interests in such Affected Foreign Subsidiary or FSHCO, (ii) Equity Interests which constitute margin stock (within the meaning of Regulation U of the Federal Reserve Board) and (iii) Equity Interests in any Person other than wholly-owned Subsidiaries, (e) any leasehold interest of Dairyland HP in the Dairyland HP Facility, (f) Fixtures (as defined in the Security Agreement) located at the Dairyland HP Facility, (g) rights and obligations in connection with the Master Operating Sublease, dated on April 26, 2012, between Dairyland and Dairyland HP, relating to the Dairyland HP Facility, as the same may be amended from time to time, (h) any real property leasehold interests of any Loan Party, (i) any real property owned by a Loan Party, unless such real property (i) has an individual fair market at any time of greater than $5,000,000 or (ii) is subject to a Mortgage, (j) any

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property of the Excluded Subsidiary and (k) motor vehicles, rolling stock or other assets subject to certificates of title (unless otherwise capable of perfection by filing of UCC financing statements); provided that, (x) “Excluded Assets” shall not include any proceeds, products, substitutions or replacements of Excluded Assets (unless such proceeds, products, substitutions or replacements would otherwise constitute Excluded Assets) and (y) the foregoing exclusions shall not apply to any asset or property of Holdings and its Subsidiaries on which a Lien has been granted in favor of the ABL Agent to secure the ABL Obligations.

Excluded Subsidiary” means each of (i) Dairyland HP, so long as such entity is a single purpose real estate holding entity and an obligor under the New Markets Tax Credit Financing and (ii) any Insurance Subsidiaries (including any trust established by any such Insurance Subsidiary as grantor pursuant to applicable insurance regulations).

Excluded Taxes” means any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to a Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to a Recipient: (a) Taxes imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated), franchise Taxes, and branch profits Taxes, in each case, (i) imposed by the United States or as a result of such Recipient being organized under the laws of, or having its principal office or, in the case of any Lender, its applicable lending office located in, the jurisdiction (or any political subdivision thereof) imposing such Tax (or any political subdivision thereof) or (ii) that are Other Connection Taxes; (b) in the case of a Lender, U.S. Federal withholding Taxes imposed on amounts payable to or for the account of such Lender with respect to an applicable interest in a Loan or Commitment pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which (i) such Lender acquires such interest in the Loan or Commitment (other than pursuant to an assignment request by the Borrowers under Section 2.19(b)) or (ii) such Lender changes its lending office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 2.17, amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable either to such Lender’s assignor immediately before such Lender acquired the applicable interest in a Loan or Commitment or to such Lender immediately before it changed its lending office; (c) Taxes attributable to such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 2.17(f); and (d) any U.S. Federal withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA.

FATCA” means (a) Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the Effective Date (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), (b) any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof and any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code and (c) any intergovernmental agreement between the U.S. and a non-U.S. jurisdiction which facilitates the implementation of any law or regulation referred to in clause (a) above and any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or official administrative practices adopted pursuant to any such intergovernmental agreement.

FDA” means the United States Food and Drug Administration, or any successor Governmental Authority.

FDC Act” means the United States Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 201 et seq.) as amended to date together with any rules or regulations promulgated thereunder.

Federal Funds Effective Rate” means, for any day, the weighted average of the rates on overnight federal funds transactions with members of the Federal Reserve System of the United States arranged by federal funds brokers, as published on the next succeeding Business Day by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or, if such rate is not so published for any day that is a Business Day, the average (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the next 1/100th of 1%) of the quotations for the day for such transactions received by the Administrative Agent from three federal funds brokers of recognized standing selected by it.

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Fee Letter” means that certain Fee Letter, dated as of June 22, 2016, by and among the Borrowers and Jefferies Finance LLC, as the same may be amended, supplemented, restated or otherwise modified from time to time.

Financial Officer” means, with respect to any Person(s), the chief financial officer, principal accounting officer, treasurer or controller of such Person(s).

Financials Certificate” means a certificate of a Financial Officer of Holdings in substantially the form of Exhibit E or such other form which is approved by the Administrative Agent from time to time in its reasonable discretion.

First Amendment” means the First Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of September 14, 2016, by and among the Borrowers, Holdings, the other Loan Parties party thereto, the Lenders party thereto, the Administrative Agent and the Collateral Agent.

First Amendment Consenting Lenders” means the Lenders party to the First Amendment that consented to the First Amendment no later than 3:00 p.m. (New York time) on September 9, 2016.

First Amendment Date” means the date on which all the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4 of the First Amendment shall have been satisfied in accordance with the terms thereof.

First Tier Foreign Subsidiary” means each Foreign Subsidiary with respect to which any one or more of the Loan Parties directly owns or Controls more than 50% of such Foreign Subsidiary’s issued and outstanding Equity Interests.

Fiscal Month” means any fiscal month in a Fiscal Year.

Fiscal Quarter” means each of four consecutive three-Fiscal Month periods in each Fiscal Year.

Fiscal Year” means the 52- or 53-week period ending in the month of December that Holdings uses for accounting and financial reporting purposes, which period does not necessarily conform to the calendar year. All references in the Loan Documents to the Fiscal Year shall be deemed to refer to the year end that Holdings actually uses for financial reporting purposes.

Fixed Charges” means, for any period, without duplication, cash Interest Expense, plus scheduled principal payments on Indebtedness actually made, plus expense for taxes paid in cash, plus Restricted Payments paid in cash, plus Capital Lease Obligation payments, plus cash payments (excluding cash payments financed solely with the proceeds of issuances of equity by Holdings) made in connection with any earn-out obligation relating to any acquisition, divestiture, merger or similar transaction that are not accounted for or reflected in the consolidated statements of operations of Holdings and its Subsidiaries provided pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b) hereof, plus any payments made in respect of the sinking fund requirement under the New Markets Tax Credit Financing, all calculated for Holdings and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP.

Food Security Act” means the Food Security Act of 1985, as the same now exists or may from time to time hereafter be amended, restated, modified, recodified or supplemented, together with all rules, regulations and interpretations thereunder or related thereto.

Foreign Lender” means (a) if a Borrower is a U.S. Person, a Lender, with respect to such Borrower, that is not a U.S. Person, and (b) if a Borrower is not a U.S. Person, a Lender, with respect to such Borrower,

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that is resident or organized under the laws of a jurisdiction other than that in which such Borrower is resident for tax purposes.

Foreign Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary which is not a Domestic Subsidiary.

Fourth Amendment” means that certain Fourth Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of November 16, 2018, by and among the Borrowers, Holdings, the other Loan Parties party thereto, the Lenders party thereto, the Administrative Agent and the Collateral Agent.

Fourth Amendment Date” means November 16, 2018.

FSHCO” means any Subsidiary that owns no material assets other than the Equity Interests of one or more “controlled foreign corporations” as defined in Section 957 of the Code.

GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America.

Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States of America, any other nation or, in each case, any political subdivision thereof, whether state or local, and any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government, including any central bank, stock exchange, regulatory body, arbitrator, public sector entity, supra-national entity (including the European Union and the European Central Bank) and any self-regulatory organization (including the National Association of Insurance Commissioners).

Governmental Permits” means all authorizations, approvals, licenses, registrations, certificates or exemptions issued by any Governmental Authority to Borrowers that are required or necessary for the development, manufacture, distribution, marketing, storage, transportation, use, or sale of the Loan Parties’ products.

Guarantee” of or by any Person (the “guarantor”) means any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of the guarantor guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other obligation of any other Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of the guarantor, direct or indirect, (a) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness or other obligation or to purchase (or to advance or supply funds for the purchase of) any security for the payment thereof, (b) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the owner of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment thereof, (c) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness or other obligation or (d) as an account party in respect of any letter of credit or letter of guaranty issued to support such Indebtedness or obligation; provided that the term Guarantee shall not include endorsements for collection or deposit in the ordinary course of business.

Guaranteed Obligations” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 10.01.

Hazardous Materials” means all explosive or radioactive substances or wastes and all hazardous or toxic substances, wastes or other pollutants, including petroleum or petroleum distillates, asbestos or asbestos containing materials, polychlorinated biphenyls, radon gas, infectious or medical wastes and all other substances or wastes of any nature regulated pursuant to any Environmental Law.

Holdings” means The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc., a Delaware corporation.

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Increasing Lender” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.22.

Incremental Cap” means the sum of (a) an amount equal to (x) $50,000,00035,000,000 plus (y) (B) the aggregate amount of all voluntary prepayments of the Term Loans (in the case of Term Loans consisting of Incremental Term Loans (or any refinancing thereof), solely to the extent incurred in reliance on this clause (a)), to the extent not funded with the proceeds of Indebtedness for borrowed money that matures on a date less than one year after the maturity date of such Term Loans being prepaid, minus (z) the principal amount of any Indebtedness incurred in reliance on Section 6.01(n) plus (b) an unlimited amount so long as (i) the Total Leverage Ratio would not exceed 4.90:1.00 calculated on a pro forma basis (including the application of the proceeds of any Incremental Facility) as of the last day of the most recent Fiscal Quarter for which financial statements shall have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b) (or, prior to the delivery of any such financial statements, as of the last Fiscal Quarter included in the financial statements referred to in Section 3.04(a)) and (ii) the Borrower Representative shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent a certificate of a Financial Officer of Holdings, setting forth reasonably detailed calculations demonstrating the satisfaction of the condition appearing in clause (i) above.

Incremental Term Loan” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.22.

Incremental Term Loan Amendment” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.22.

Indebtedness” of any Person means, without duplication, (a) all obligations of such Person for borrowed money, (b) all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or similar instruments, (c) all obligations of such Person upon which interest charges are customarily paid, (d) all obligations of such Person under conditional sale or other title retention agreements relating to property acquired by such Person, (e) all obligations of such Person in respect of the deferred purchase price of property or services (excluding current accounts payable incurred in the ordinary course of business), (f) all Indebtedness of others secured by (or for which the holder of such Indebtedness has an existing right, contingent or otherwise, to be secured by) any Lien on property owned or acquired by such Person, whether or not the Indebtedness secured thereby has been assumed, (g) all Guarantees by such Person of Indebtedness of others, (h) all Capital Lease Obligations of such Person, (i) all obligations, contingent or otherwise, of such Person as an account party in respect of letters of credit and letters of guaranty, (j) all obligations, contingent or otherwise, of such Person in respect of bankers’ acceptances, (k) all obligations of such Person under any liquidated earn-out and (l) any other Off-Balance Sheet Liability of such Person. The Indebtedness of any Person shall include the Indebtedness of any other Person (including any partnership in which such Person is a general partner) to the extent such Person is liable therefor as a result of such Person’s ownership interest in or other relationship with such entity, except to the extent the terms of such Indebtedness provide that such Person is not liable therefor; provided that Indebtedness shall not include earn out obligations relating to Permitted Acquisitions to the extent the conditions for payment thereof (other than the occurrence of a date certain) have not yet been satisfied. Notwithstanding the foregoing and for avoidance of doubt, obligations arising under any Permitted Call Spread Swap Agreement shall not be considered Indebtedness.

Indemnified Taxes” means (a) Taxes, other than Excluded Taxes, imposed on or with respect to any payment made by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party under any Loan Document and (b) to the extent not otherwise described in the foregoing clause (a) hereof, Other Taxes.

Insurance Subsidiary” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.04(s).

Intercreditor Agreement” means the Intercreditor Agreement, dated as of the Effective Date, by and among the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent, the ABL Agent and each of the Loan Parties

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party thereto, as amended, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time in accordance with the terms thereof.

Interest Election Request” means a request by the Borrower Representative to convert or continue a Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.07.

Interest Expense” means, for any period, total interest expense (including that attributable to Capital Lease Obligations) of Holdings and its Subsidiaries for such period with respect to all outstanding Indebtedness of Holdings and its Subsidiaries (including all commissions, discounts and other fees and charges owed with respect to letters of credit and bankers’ acceptances and net costs under Swap Agreements in respect of interest rates to the extent such net costs are allocable to such period in accordance with GAAP), calculated on a consolidated basis for Holdings and its Subsidiaries for such period in accordance with GAAP.

Interest Payment Date” means (a) with respect to any ABR Loan, the first Business Day of each calendar quarter and the applicable Maturity Date and (b) with respect to any Eurodollar Loan, the last day of the Interest Period applicable to the Borrowing of which such Loan is a part (and, in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing with an Interest Period of more than three months’ duration, each day prior to the last day of such Interest Period that occurs at intervals of three months’ duration after the first day of such Interest Period) and the applicable Maturity Date.

Interest Period” means, with respect to any Eurodollar Borrowing, the period commencing on the date of such Eurodollar Borrowing (including by continuation or conversion) and ending on the numerically corresponding day in the calendar month that is one, three or six months thereafter, or, to the extent consented to by each applicable Lender, twelve (12) months thereafter, in each case, as the Borrower Representative may elect; provided that (i) if any Interest Period would end on a day other than a Business Day, such Interest Period shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day unless such next succeeding Business Day would fall in the next calendar month, in which case such Interest Period shall end on the next preceding Business Day and (ii) any Interest Period pertaining to a Eurodollar Borrowing that commences on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the last calendar month of such Interest Period) shall end on the last Business Day of the last calendar month of such Interest Period. For purposes hereof, the date of a Borrowing initially shall be the date on which such Borrowing is made and thereafter shall be the effective date of the most recent conversion or continuation of such Borrowing.

Inventory” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Security Agreement.

IRS” means the United States Internal Revenue Service.

Joinder Agreement” means a Joinder Agreement in substantially the form of Exhibit F.

“Latest Maturity Date” means, as of any date of determination, the latest maturity date or termination date applicable to any Loan hereunder at such time.

Lenders” means the Persons listed on Schedules 2.01(a) and (b) and any other Person that shall have become a Lender hereunder pursuant to Section 2.22 or pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption, other than any such Person that ceases to be a party hereto pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption. For the avoidance of doubt, from and after the Sixth Amendment Date, “Lenders” shall include 2016 Term Lenders and 2020 Extended Term Lenders.

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LIBOR Rate” means, with respect to any Eurodollar Borrowing for any applicable Interest Period therefor, the rate per annum equal to the arithmetic mean (rounded to the nearest 1/100th of 1%) of the offered rates for deposits in Dollars with a term comparable to such Interest Period that appears on Reuters Screen LIBOR01 (or such other page as may replace such page on such service for the purpose of displaying the rates at which Dollar deposits are offered by leading banks in the London interbank deposit market as designated by the Administrative Agent from time to time) at approximately 11:00 a.m., London, England time, on the second full Business Day preceding the first day of such Interest Period; provided, however, that (i) if no comparable term for an Interest Period is available, the LIBOR Rate shall be determined using the weighted average of the offered rates for the two terms most nearly corresponding to such Interest Period and (ii) if Reuters Screen LIBOR01 shall at any time no longer exist, “LIBOR Rate” shall mean, with respect to each day during each Interest Period pertaining to Eurodollar Borrowings comprising part of the same Borrowing, the rate per annum equal to the rate at which the Administrative Agent is offered deposits in Dollars at approximately 11:00 a.m., London, England time, two Business Days prior to the first day of such Interest Period in the London interbank market for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period for the number of days comprised therein and in an amount comparable to its portion of the amount of such Eurodollar Borrowing to be outstanding during such Interest Period. “Reuters Screen LIBOR01” shall mean the display designated on the Reuters 3000 Xtra Page (or such other page as may replace such page on such service for the purpose of displaying the rates at which Dollar deposits are offered by leading banks in the London interbank deposit market).

Lien” means, with respect to any asset, (a) any mortgage, deed of trust or similar instrument, lien, pledge, hypothecation, encumbrance, charge or security interest in, on or of such asset, (b) the interest of a vendor or a lessor under any conditional sale agreement, capital lease or title retention agreement (or any financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing) relating to such asset and (c) in the case of securities, any purchase option, call or similar right of a third party with respect to such securities.

Limited Condition Acquisition” means any purchase or other acquisition, by merger, amalgamation, consolidation or otherwise, by the Borrowers or any Subsidiary thereof of Equity Interests in, or all or substantially all the assets of (or all or substantially all the assets constituting a business unit, division, product line or line of business of), any Person the consummation of which is not conditioned on the availability of, or on obtaining, third party financing.

“Liquidity” means, as of any date of determination, an amount equal to the sum of (i) all unrestricted (other than Liens granted under the ABL Loan Documents and the Loan Documents) cash and cash equivalents of the Loan Parties as of such date, plus (ii) Availability under and as defined in the ABL Facility as of such date.

“Liquidity Cure Amount” has the meaning assigned to such term in Article VII.

“Liquidity Cure Deadline” has the meaning assigned to such term in Article VII.

“Liquidity Cure Right” has the meaning assigned to such term in Article VII.

Loan Documents” means this Agreement, any promissory notes issued pursuant to this Agreement, the Collateral Documents, the Loan Guaranty, the Intercreditor Agreement, the Fee Letter and the Engagement LetterLetters. Any reference in this Agreement or any other Loan Document to a Loan Document shall include all appendices, exhibits or schedules thereto, and all amendments, restatements, supplements or other modifications thereto, and shall refer to this Agreement or such Loan Document as the same may be in effect at any and all times such reference becomes operative.

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Loan Guarantor” means each Loan Party.

Loan Guaranty” means Article X of this Agreement and each separate Guarantee, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, as it may be amended or modified and in effect from time to time.

Loan Parties” means Holdings, the Borrowers and the Borrowers’ Domestic Subsidiaries (other than the Excluded Subsidiary) who become a party to this Agreement pursuant to a Joinder Agreement or otherwise and their successors and assigns.

Loans” means the loans and advances made by the Lenders pursuant to this Agreement, including Term Loans and Delayed Draw Term Loans.

Material Adverse Effect” means a material adverse effect on (a) the business, assets, operations, properties or condition (financial or otherwise) of the Loan Parties taken as a whole, (b) the ability of any Loan Party to perform any of its obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is a party, (c) the Collateral, or the Collateral Agent’s Liens (on behalf of itself and the other Secured Parties) on the Collateral or the priority of such Liens, in each case, as to Collateral having an aggregate value in excess of $5,000,000, or (d) the rights of or benefits available to any Agent or the Lenders under any of the Loan Documents (other than with respect to Collateral having an aggregate value of $5,000,000 or less).

Material Indebtedness” means (i) Indebtedness (other than the Loans) or (ii) obligations in respect of one or more Swap Agreements, in each case of any one or more of Holdings and its Subsidiaries in an aggregate principal amount exceeding $10,000,000. For purposes of determining Material Indebtedness, the “principal amount” of obligations of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary in respect of any Swap Agreement at any time shall be the maximum aggregate amount (giving effect to any netting agreements) that such Loan Party or such Subsidiary would be required to pay if such Swap Agreement were terminated at such time.

Maturity Date” means June 22, 2022.

“Maturity Date” means (i) with respect to the 2016 Term Loans, June 22, 2022 and (ii) with respect to the 2020 Extended Term Loans, June 22, 2025; provided that the Maturity Date with respect to the 2020 Extended Term Loans shall be June 22, 2024 if, by June 22, 2024, any 1.875% Convertible Notes remain outstanding that have not either been repaid, repurchased or redeemed or refinanced with Indebtedness permitted hereunder having a maturity date not earlier than six months after June 22, 2025; provided, further that in the event all of the Obligations in respect of the 2016 Term Loans (other than contingent indemnification obligations for which no claim has been made) have been prepaid in full in accordance with the terms of this Agreement at any time prior to June 22, 2022, clause (i) of this definition shall be automatically deleted.

Maximum Liability” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 10.10.

“Minimum Liquidity Requirement” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.13.

“Minimum Liquidity Requirement Amount” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.13.

Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc.

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Mortgage Instruments” means such title reports, ALTA title insurance policies (with endorsements), evidence of zoning compliance, property insurance, flood certifications and flood insurance (and, if applicable FEMA form acknowledgements of insurance), opinions of counsel, ALTA surveys, appraisals, environmental assessments and reports, Phase I and Phase II studies, mortgage tax affidavits and declarations and other similar information and related certifications as are requested by, and in form and substance reasonably acceptable to, the Agents from time to time.

Mortgages” means any mortgage, deed of trust or other agreement which conveys or grants (or purports to convey or grant) a Lien in favor of the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Collateral Agent and the other Secured Parties, on real property of a Loan Party, including any amendment, modification or supplement thereto.

Multiemployer Plan” means a multiemployer plan as defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA.

Net Income” means, for any period, the consolidated net income (or loss) of Holdings and its Subsidiaries, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP; provided that there shall be excluded (a) (except as set forth in Sections 1.04(b)) the income (or deficit) of any Person accrued prior to the date it becomes a Subsidiary or is merged into or consolidated with Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries, (b) the income (or deficit) of any Person (other than a Subsidiary) in which Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries has an ownership interest, except to the extent that any such income is actually received by Holdings or such Subsidiary in the form of dividends or similar distributions and (c) the undistributed earnings of any Subsidiary to the extent that the declaration or payment of dividends or similar distributions by such Subsidiary is not at the time permitted by the terms of any contractual obligation (other than under any Loan Document) or Requirement of Law applicable to such Subsidiary.

Net Proceeds” means, with respect to any event, (a) the cash proceeds received in respect of such event including (i) any cash received in respect of any non-cash proceeds (including any cash payments received by way of deferred payment of principal pursuant to a note or installment receivable or purchase price adjustment receivable or otherwise, but excluding any interest payments), but only as and when received, (ii) in the case of a casualty, insurance proceeds and (iii) in the case of a condemnation or similar event, condemnation awards and similar payments, net of (b) the sum of (i) all reasonable fees and out-of-pocket expenses paid to third parties (other than Loan Parties and their Affiliates) in connection with such event, (ii) in the case of a sale, transfer or other disposition of an asset (including pursuant to a sale and leaseback transaction or a casualty or a condemnation or similar proceeding), the amount of all payments required to be made as a result of such event to repay Indebtedness (other than Loans) secured by such asset or otherwise subject to mandatory prepayment as a result of such event and (iii) the amount of all taxes paid (or reasonably estimated to be payable) and the amount of any reserves established to fund contingent liabilities reasonably estimated to be payable, in each case during the year that such event occurred or the next succeeding year and that are directly attributable to such event (as determined reasonably and in good faith by a Financial Officer of Borrower Representative).

New Markets Tax Credit Financing” means a secured credit facility provided by Commercial Lending II LLC, as a lender, to Dairyland HP, as borrower, entered into as of April 26, 2012, in an aggregate principal amount of $11,000,000, pursuant to the New Markets Tax Credit Program established as part of the Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000.

Non-Consenting Lender” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.02(e).

Non-Paying Guarantor” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 10.11.

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Non-Public Information” means information which has not been disseminated in a manner making it available to investors generally, within the meaning of Regulation FD promulgated by the SEC under the Securities Act and the Exchange Act.

Obligated Party” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 10.02.

Obligations” means, collectively, all unpaid principal of and all accrued and unpaid interest on the Loans, all accrued and unpaid fees and all expenses, reimbursements, indemnities and other obligations and indebtedness (including interest and fees accruing during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or other similar proceeding, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in such proceeding), obligations and liabilities of any of the Loan Parties to any of the Lenders, the Agents or any indemnified party, individually or collectively, direct or indirect, joint or several, absolute or contingent, matured or unmatured, liquidated or unliquidated, secured or unsecured, arising by contract, operation of law or otherwise, arising or incurred under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents or in respect of any of the Loans made or reimbursement or other obligations incurred or any of the instruments at any time evidencing any thereof.

Off-Balance Sheet Liability” of a Person means (a) any repurchase obligation or liability of such Person with respect to accounts or notes receivable sold by such Person, (b) any indebtedness, liability or obligation under any so-called “synthetic lease” transaction entered into by such Person, or (c) any indebtedness, liability or obligation arising with respect to any other transaction which is the functional equivalent of or takes the place of borrowing but which does not constitute a liability on the balance sheets of such Person (other than operating leases).

Original ABL Agent” means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., in its capacity as administrative agent under the Original ABL Facility.

Original ABL Facility” means that certain asset-based revolving credit facility of certain Loan Parties entered into with the ABL Agent and the lenders party thereto on the Effective Date with aggregate commitments in respect thereof not exceeding $75,000,000 on such date (as such commitments may be increased in accordance with the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement), the proceeds of which shall be used by the borrowers thereunder for working capital purposes.

“Original Credit Agreement” means this Agreement, amended, restated or otherwise modified from time to time prior to the Sixth Amendment Date.

Other Connection Taxes” means, with respect to any Recipient, Taxes imposed as a result of a present or former connection between such Recipient and the jurisdiction imposing such Taxes (other than a connection arising from such Recipient having executed, delivered, become a party to, performed its obligations under, received payments under, received or perfected a security interest under, engaged in any other transaction pursuant to, or enforced, any Loan Document, or sold or assigned an interest in any Loan Document).

Other Taxes” means all present or future stamp, court or documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes that arise from any payment made under, from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, from the receipt or perfection of a security interest under, or otherwise with respect to, any Loan Document, except any such Taxes that are Other Connection Taxes imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 2.19).

PACA” means the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, 1930, as amended, 7 U.S.C. Section 499a et seq., as the same now exists or may from time to time hereafter be amended, restated,

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modified, recodified or supplemented, together with all rules, regulations and interpretations thereunder or related thereto.

Parent” means, with respect to any Lender, the Person as to which such Lender is, directly or indirectly, a subsidiary.

Participant” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(c).

Participant Register” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(c).

Paying Guarantor” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 10.11.

PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation referred to and defined in ERISA and any successor entity performing similar functions.

Permitted Acquisition” means, any acquisition (whether by purchase, merger, consolidation or otherwise) or series of related acquisitions by any Loan Party (other than Holdings) of (i) all or substantially all the assets of or (ii) all or substantially all the Equity Interests in, a Person or division or line of business of a Person, if, at the time of and immediately after giving effect thereto: (1) subject to Section 1.04(c), no Event of Default under clauses (a), (b), (h), (i) or (j) has occurred and is continuing or would arise after giving effect thereto, (2) such Person or division or line of business is engaged in the same or a similar line of business as the Borrowers and the Subsidiaries or business reasonably related, complementary or ancillary thereto or a logical extension thereof (including, without limitation, food and beverage service, distribution, wholesale and retail), (3) all actions required to be taken with respect to such acquired or newly formed Subsidiary under Section 5.13 shall have been taken within the time periods set out therein, (4) (x) the Total Leverage Ratio would not exceed 4.90:1.00 calculated on a pro forma basis (as if such acquisition (and any related incurrence or repayment of Indebtedness, with any new Indebtedness being deemed to be amortized over the applicable testing period in accordance with its terms) had occurred on the first day of the relevant period) as of the last day of the most recent Fiscal Quarter for which financial statements shall have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b) (or, prior to the delivery of any such financial statements, as of the last Fiscal Quarter included in the financial statements referred to in Section 3.04(a)) and (y) with respect to any Permitted Acquisition for which the Acquisition Consideration (defined below) is at least $25,000,000, the Borrower Representative shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent a certificate of a Financial Officer of Holdings, setting forth reasonably detailed calculations demonstrating the satisfaction of the condition appearing in clause (x) above, (5) in the case of an acquisition in the form of a merger and/or consolidation involving a Loan Party (other than Holdings), a Loan Party is the surviving entity of such merger and/or consolidation and (6) the total consideration paid or payable (including all transaction costs, Indebtedness incurred, assumed and/or reflected on a consolidated balance sheet of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries after giving effect to such acquisition and the maximum amount of all deferred payments, including earnouts) (such amounts, collectively, the “Acquisition Consideration”) for all acquisitions consummated during the term of this Agreement where either (x) the target becomes a Subsidiary but not a Loan Party hereunder or (y) the acquired assets do not become Collateral shall not exceed $10,000,000 in the aggregate for all such acquisitions (in each case, after giving effect to any time periods contained in Section 5.13).

Permitted Call Spread Swap Agreements” means (a) any Swap Agreement (including, but not limited to, any bond hedge transaction or capped call transaction) pursuant to which Holdings acquires an option requiring the counterparty thereto to deliver to Holdings shares of common stock of Holdings, the cash value of such shares or a combination thereof from time to time upon exercise of such option and (b) any Swap Agreement pursuant to which Holdings issues to the counterparty thereto warrants to acquire common stock of Holdings (whether such warrant is settled in shares, cash or a combination thereof), in

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each case entered into by Holdings in connection with the issuance of Permitted Convertible Notes (other than Permitted Convertible Seller Notes); provided that (i) the terms, conditions and covenants of each such Swap Agreement shall be such as are customary for Swap Agreements of such type (as determined by the Board of Directors of Holdings in good faith) and (ii) in the case of clause (b) above, such Swap Agreement would be classified as an equity instrument in accordance with GAAP, and the settlement of such Swap Agreement does not require Holdings to make any payment in cash or cash equivalents that would disqualify such Swap Agreement from so being classified as an equity instrument.

Permitted Convertible Notes” means, collectively, (a) Permitted Convertible Seller Notes and (b) any other unsecured notes issued by Holdings that are convertible into common stock of Holdings, cash or any combination thereof; provided that, for purposes of clause (b) of this definition, the Indebtedness thereunder satisfies the following requirements: (i) both immediately prior to and after giving effect (including pro forma effect) to the incurrence of such Indebtedness, no Default or Event of Default shall exist or result therefrom, (ii) such Indebtedness matures after, and does not require any scheduled amortization or other scheduled payments of principal prior to, (A) with respect to such Indebtedness incurred prior to the Sixth Amendment Date, the date that is six (6) months after June 22, 2022 and (B) with respect to such Indebtedness incurred on or after the Sixth Amendment Date, the date that is six (6) months after the Latest Maturity Date (it being understood that neither (x) any provision requiring an offer to purchase such Indebtedness as a result of change of control or asset sale or other fundamental change nor (y) any early conversion of any Permitted Convertible Notes in accordance with the terms thereof shall violate the foregoing restriction), (iii) such Indebtedness is not guaranteed by any Subsidiary of Holdings other than the Loan Guarantors (which guarantees, if such Indebtedness is subordinated, shall be expressly subordinated to the Secured Obligations on terms not less favorable to the Lenders than the subordination terms of such Subordinated Indebtedness) and (iv) the covenants applicable to such Indebtedness are not more onerous or more restrictive in any material respect (taken as a whole) than the applicable covenants set forth in this Agreement.

Permitted Convertible Seller Notes” means, collectively, those certain Convertible Subordinated Non-Negotiable Promissory Notes, dated as of April 6, 2015, issued by Del Monte Capitol Meat Company, LLC (a subsidiary of Holdings) to each of (i) TJ Seafood, LLC evidencing Subordinated Indebtedness in the aggregate principal amount of $7,350,000 and (ii) T.J. Foodservice Co., Inc. evidencing Subordinated Indebtedness in an aggregate principal amount of $29,400,000 and in each case, that are convertible solely into common stock of Holdings.

Permitted Encumbrances” means:

(a)       Liens imposed by law for Taxes that are not yet delinquent or are being contested in compliance with Section 5.04;

(b)       carriers’, warehousemen’s, mechanics’, materialmen’s, repairmen’s and other like Liens imposed by law arising in the ordinary course of business and securing obligations that are not overdue by more than thirty (30) days or are being contested in compliance with Section 5.04;

(c)       pledges and deposits made in the ordinary course of business in compliance with workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and other social security laws or regulations;

(d)       deposits to secure the performance of bids, trade contracts, leases, statutory obligations, surety and appeal bonds, performance bonds and other obligations of a like nature, in each case in the ordinary course of business;

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(e)       judgment liens in respect of judgments that do not constitute an Event of Default under clause (k) of Article VII;

(f)       easements, zoning restrictions, rights-of-way and similar encumbrances on real property imposed by law or arising in the ordinary course of business of the Borrowers that do not secure any monetary obligations and do not materially detract from the value of the affected property or interfere with the ordinary conduct of business of any if Holdings or the Subsidiaries; and

(g)       Liens arising in the ordinary course of business in favor of, or claims or rights of any producer, grower or seller under PACA, the Food Security Act, PSA or other similar law, treaty, rule or regulation.

Permitted Holdings Dividends” means dividends paid by a Loan Party to Holdings:

(i) to the extent actually used substantially concurrently by Holdings to pay the same, in amounts necessary to pay (x) such franchise taxes and other fees required to maintain the legal existence of Holdings and (y) out-of-pocket legal, accounting and filing costs and other expenses in the nature of overhead in the ordinary course of business of Holdings; provided, that the aggregate amount of dividends paid under this clause (i) shall not to exceed $2,500,000 in any period of twelve consecutive months;

(ii) in amounts necessary to enable (x) Holdings to repurchase or redeem its Equity Interest or (y) Holdings or the holders of Holdings’ Equity Interests to pay withholding taxes due as a result of its ownership of Holdings or any other Loan Party; provided, that (x) the aggregate amount of such dividends shall not exceed $2,500,000 in any period of twelve consecutive months and (y) such dividend shall be actually used for a purpose set forth above substantially concurrently with the making of such dividend;

(iii) to the extent necessary to permit, and actually used substantially concurrently by, Holdings to discharge the consolidated Tax liabilities of the Loan Parties or Taxes attributable to the distributions used to pay such consolidated Tax liabilities; and

(iv) to the extent used substantially concurrently by Holdings to make payments in respect of Indebtedness permitted to be incurred by Holdings hereunder, which payments are permitted under Section 6.08(b).

Permitted Investments” means:

(a)       direct obligations of, or obligations the principal of and interest on which are unconditionally guaranteed by, the United States of America (or by any agency thereof to the extent such obligations are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States of America), in each case maturing within one year from the date of acquisition thereof;

(b)       investments in commercial paper maturing within 270 days from the date of acquisition thereof and having, at such date of acquisition, the highest credit rating obtainable from S&P or from Moody’s;

(c)       investments in certificates of deposit, banker’s acceptances and time deposits maturing within 180 days from the date of acquisition thereof issued or guaranteed by or placed with, and money market deposit accounts issued or offered by, any domestic office of any commercial bank organized under the laws of the United States of America or any State thereof which has a combined capital and surplus and undivided profits of not less than $500,000,000;

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(d)       fully collateralized repurchase agreements with a term of not more than thirty (30) days for securities described in clause (a) above and entered into with a financial institution satisfying the criteria described in clause (c) above; and

(e)       money market funds that (i) comply with the criteria set forth in SEC Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, (ii) are rated AAA by S&P and Aaa by Moody’s and (iii) have portfolio assets of at least $5,000,000,000.

Person” means any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, association, company, partnership, Governmental Authority or other entity.

Plan” means 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, and in respect of which any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate is (or, if such plan were terminated, would under Section 4069 of ERISA be deemed to be) an “employer” as defined in Section 3(5) of ERISA.

Platform” means Debt Domain, IntraLinks, SyndTrak or a substantially similar electronic transmission system.

Pledge Subsidiary” means (i) each Domestic Subsidiary (other than any Excluded Subsidiary) and (ii) each First Tier Foreign Subsidiary.

Prepayment Event” means:

(a)       any sale, transfer or other disposition (including pursuant to a sale and leaseback transaction) of any property or asset of any Loan Party (other than dispositions described in Section 6.05(i)); or

(b)       any casualty or other insured damage to, or any taking under power of eminent domain or by condemnation or similar proceeding of, any property or asset of any Loan Party; or

(c)       the incurrence by any Loan Party of any Indebtedness, other than Indebtedness permitted under Section 6.01, but in any event including any Indebtedness under Permitted Convertible Notes issued pursuant to Section 6.01(m).

Prime Rate” means, for any day, the “U.S. Prime Lending Rate” as published in The Wall Street Journal for such date; provided that if The Wall Street Journal ceases to publish for any reason such rate of interest, “Prime Rate” shall mean the prime lending rate as set forth on the Bloomberg page PRIMBB Index (or successor page) for such day (or such other service as determined by the Administrative Agent from time to time for purposes of providing quotations of prime lending interest rates); each change in the Prime Rate shall be effective on the date such change is effective. The prime rate is not necessarily the lowest rate charged by any financial institution to its customers.

Projections” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.01(e).

PSA” means the Packers and Stockyard Act of 1921, 7 U.S.C. 181, as the same now exists or may from time to time hereafter be amended, restated, modified, recodified or supplemented, together with all rules, regulations and interpretations thereunder or related thereto.

“PTE” means a prohibited transaction class exemption issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, as any such exemption may be amended from time to time.

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Public Lender” means any Lender that does not wish to receive Non-Public Information with respect to Holdings or its Subsidiaries or their respective securities.

“QFC” has the meaning assigned to the term “qualified financial contract” in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. 5390(c)(8)(D).

“QFC Credit Support” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.21.

Recipient” means, as applicable, (a) the Administrative Agent and (b) any Lender.

Register” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04.

Reinvestment Period” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.11(c).

Related Parties” means, with respect to any specified Person, such Person’s Affiliates and the respective directors, officers, employees, agents and advisors of such Person and such Person’s Affiliates.

“Repricing Event” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.12(e).

Required DDTL Lenders” means, at any time, Lenders then holding more than fifty percent (50%) of the sum of the aggregate DDTL Commitments then in effect, if any, plus the aggregate unpaid principal amount of the Delayed Draw Term Loans then outstanding.

Required Lenders” means, at any time, (a) Lenders then holding more than fifty percent (50%) of the sum of the aggregate DDTL Commitments then in effect, if any, plus the aggregate unpaid principal amount of the Loans then outstanding, or (b) if the DDTL Commitments have terminated, Lenders then holding more than fifty percent (50%) of the aggregate unpaid principal amount of the Loans then outstanding.

Requirement of Law” means, with respect to any Person, (a) the charter, articles or certificate of organization or incorporation and bylaws or other organizational or governing documents of such Person and (b) any statute, law (including common law), treaty, rule, regulation, code, ordinance, order, decree, writ, judgment, injunction or determination of any arbitrator or court or other Governmental Authority (including Environmental Laws), in each case applicable to or binding upon such Person or any of its property or to which such Person or any of its property is subject.

“Resolution Authority”: an EEA Resolution Authority or, with respect to any UK Financial Institution, a UK Resolution Authority.

Restricted Payment” means any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property) with respect to any Equity Interests in Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries to their Equity Interest holders in such capacity, or any payment (whether in cash, securities or other property), including any sinking fund or similar deposit, on account of the purchase, redemption, retirement, acquisition, cancellation or termination of any such Equity Interests in Holdings or its Subsidiaries or any option, warrant or other right to acquire any such Equity Interests in Holdings or its Subsidiaries, or any payment of management or similar fees to any Person. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and for the avoidance of doubt, (i) the conversion of (including any cash payment upon conversion), or payment of any principal or premium on, or payment of any interest with respect to, any Permitted Convertible Notes shall not constitute a Restricted Payment and (ii) any payment with respect to, or early unwind or settlement of, any Permitted Call Spread Swap Agreement shall not constitute a Restricted Payment.

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Retained Excess Cash Flow” means, with respect to any Fiscal Year of Holdings, (a) the Excess Cash Flow for such Fiscal Year minus (b) the aggregate prepayment amount payable by the Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.11(d) for such Fiscal Year.

S&P” means S&P Global Ratings, a Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC business, or any successor thereto.

Sale and Leaseback Transaction” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.06.

SEC” means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

Secured Obligations” means the Obligations.

Secured Parties” means the holders of the Secured Obligations from time to time and shall include (i) each Lender in respect of its Loans, (ii) the Agents and the Lenders in respect of all other present and future obligations and liabilities of the Borrowers and each Subsidiary of every type and description arising under or in connection with this Agreement or any other Loan Document, (iii) each indemnified party under Section 9.03 in respect of the obligations and liabilities of the Borrowers to such Person hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, and (iv) their respective successors and (in the case of a Lender, permitted) transferees and assigns.

Security Agreement” means that certain Pledge and Security Agreement (including any and all supplements thereto), dated as of the Effective Date, between the Loan Parties and the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, and any other pledge or security agreement entered into, after the Effective Date by any other Loan Party (as required by this Agreement or any other Loan Document) or any other Person and the Collateral Agent, as the same may be amended, supplemented, restated or otherwise modified from time to time.

Senior Secured Leverage Ratio” means, on any date, the ratio of (a) Total Net Indebtedness (other than Subordinated Indebtedness) that is secured by a Lien on any assets of Holdings or its Subsidiaries on such date to (b) EBITDA for the period of four (4) consecutive Fiscal Quarters ended on such date (or, if such date is not the last day of a Fiscal Quarter, ended on the last day of the Fiscal Quarter most recently ended prior to such date).

“Sixth Amendment” means that certain Sixth Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of June 8, 2020, by and among the Borrowers, Holdings, the other Loan Parties party thereto, the Lenders party thereto, the Administrative Agent and the Collateral Agent.

“Sixth Amendment Date” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Sixth Amendment.

Specified Earn-Out Payment” means any payment made by a Loan Party or any Subsidiary in respect of earn-out obligations arising pursuant to that certain Additional Earn-Out Agreement, dated as of April 6, 2015, by and among, inter alia, Holdings, T.J. Foodservice Co., Inc., TJ Seafood, LLC, and John DeBenedetti, as the Sellers’ Representative (as defined therein).

Statutory Reserve Rate” means, for any Interest Period for any Eurodollar Borrowing, the average maximum rate at which reserves (including any marginal, supplemental or emergency reserves) are required to be maintained during such Interest Period under Regulation D by member banks of the United States Federal Reserve System in New York City with deposits exceeding one billion Dollars against “Eurocurrency liabilities” (as such term is used in Regulation D). Eurodollar Borrowings shall be deemed to constitute Eurodollar liabilities and to be subject to such reserve requirements without benefit of or credit

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for proration, exceptions or offsets which may be available from time to time to any Lender under Regulation D.

Subordinated Indebtedness” of a Person means any Indebtedness of such Person (including seller notes) which is subordinated to the Secured Obligations on terms reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

subsidiary” means, with respect to any Person (the “parent”) at any date, any corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association or other entity the accounts of which would be consolidated with those of the parent in the parent’s consolidated financial statements if such financial statements were prepared in accordance with GAAP as of such date, as well as any other corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association or other entity (a) of which securities or other ownership interests representing more than 50% of the equity or more than 50% of the ordinary voting power or, in the case of a partnership, more than 50% of the general partnership interests are, as of such date, owned, controlled or held, or (b) that is, as of such date, otherwise Controlled by the parent or one or more subsidiaries of the parent or by the parent and one or more subsidiaries of the parent.

Subsidiary” means any direct or indirect subsidiary of Holdings.

“Supported QFC” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.21.

Swap Agreement” means any agreement with respect to any swap, forward, spot, future, credit default or derivative transaction or option or similar agreement involving, or settled by reference to, one or more rates, currencies, commodities, equity or debt instruments or securities, or economic, financial or pricing indices or measures of economic, financial or pricing risk or value or any similar transaction or any combination of these transactions; provided that no phantom stock or similar plan providing for payments only on account of services provided by current or former directors, officers, employees or consultants of the Borrowers or the Subsidiaries shall be a Swap Agreement.

Taxes” means any and all present or future taxes, levies, imposts, duties, deductions, withholdings, (including backup withholding), value added taxes, or any other goods and services, use or sales taxes, assessments, fees or other charges imposed by any Governmental Authority, including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.

Term Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Lenders holding any Term Loans.

Term Loan Commitment” means (a) as to any Term Lender, the aggregate commitment of such Term Lender to make Term Loans on the Effective Date as set forth on Schedule 2.01(a) or in the most recent Assignment and Assumption or other documentation contemplated hereby executed by such Term Lender and (b) as to all Term Lenders, the aggregate commitment of all Term Lenders to make Term Loans on the Effective Date, which aggregate commitment shall be $305,000,000 on the date of this Agreement. After advancing the Term Loan, each reference to a Term Lender’s Term Loan Commitment shall refer to that Term Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the Term Loans.

Term Loans” means the term loans made by the Term Lenders to the Borrowers on the Effective Date pursuant to Section 2.01(a),2016 Term Loans, the 2020 Extended Term Loans, the Delayed Draw Term Loans and the Incremental Term Loans.

“Testing Date” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.01(f).

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Third Amendment” means that certain Third Amendment to Credit Agreement dated as of December 13, 2017, by and among the Borrowers, Holdings, the other Loan Parties party thereto, the Lenders party thereto, the Administrative Agent and the Collateral Agent.

Third Amendment Date” shall mean the “Third Amendment Date” as defined in the Third Amendment.

Total Net Indebtedness” means, at any date, the aggregate principal amount of all Indebtedness of Holdings and its Subsidiaries at such date, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, but (x) excluding (i) the face amount of any issued and undrawn letters of credit and (ii) obligations under any Guarantee by Holdings’ Subsidiaries of the mortgage dated as of April 26, 2012 between Dairyland HP, as mortgagor, and Commercial Lending II LLC, as mortgagee with respect to the Dairyland HP Facility and (y) net of unrestricted (other than Liens granted under the ABL Loan Documents) cash and cash equivalents of the Loan Parties of up to $25,000,000. For purposes of determining Total Net Indebtedness, the Indebtedness of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary in respect of any Swap Agreement on any date of determination shall be the maximum aggregate amount (giving effect to any netting agreements) that such Loan Party or such Subsidiary would be required to pay if such Swap Agreement were terminated at such time.

Total Leverage Ratio” means, on any date, the ratio of (a) Total Net Indebtedness on such date to (b) EBITDA for the period of four (4) consecutive Fiscal Quarters ended on such date (or, if such date is not the last day of a Fiscal Quarter, ended on the last day of the Fiscal Quarter most recently ended prior to such date).

Transactions” means the execution, delivery and performance by the Loan Parties of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, the borrowing of Loans and other credit extensions (including the borrowing of ABL Loans and the issuance of letters of credit under the ABL Facility on the Effective Date), the use of the proceeds thereof and the repayment of the Indebtedness required hereunder.

Type”, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether the rate of interest on such Loan, or on the Loans comprising such Borrowing, is determined by reference to the Adjusted LIBOR Rate or the Alternate Base Rate.

UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect from time to time in the State of New York or any other state the laws of which are required to be applied in connection with the attachment, perfection or priority of, or remedies with respect to, any Agent’s or any Lender’s Lien on any Collateral.

“UK Financial Institution” means any BRRD Undertaking (as such term is defined under the PRA Rulebook (as amended form time to time) promulgated by the United Kingdom Prudential Regulation Authority) or any person falling within IFPRU 11.6 of the FCA Handbook (as amended from time to time) promulgated by the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority, which includes certain credit institutions and investment firms, and certain affiliates of such credit institutions or investment firms.

“UK Resolution Authority” means the Bank of England or any other public administrative authority having responsibility for the resolution of any UK Financial Institution.

Unliquidated Obligations” means, at any time, any Secured Obligations (or portion thereof) that are contingent in nature or unliquidated, including any Secured Obligation that is: (i) any other obligation (including any guarantee) that is contingent in nature; (ii) an indemnity or (iii) an obligation to provide collateral to secure any of the foregoing types of obligations.

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U.S.” means the United States of America.

U.S. Person” means a “United States person” within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.

“U.S. Special Resolution Regime” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.21.

U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.17(f)(ii)(B)(3).

Withdrawal Liability” means liability to a Multiemployer Plan as a result of a complete or partial withdrawal from such Multiemployer Plan, as such terms are defined in Part I of Subtitle E of Title IV of ERISA.

Withholding Agent” means each of the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent.

Working Capital” means, at any date, the excess of current assets of Holdings and its Subsidiaries on such date (excluding cash and Permitted Investments) over current liabilities of Holdings and its Subsidiaries on such date (excluding any ABL Loans and the current portion of any Indebtedness), all determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP.

Write-Down and Conversion Powers” means, (a) with respect to any EEA Resolution Authority, the write-down and conversion powers of such EEA Resolution Authority from time to time under the Bail-In Legislation for the applicable EEA Member Country, which write-down and conversion powers are described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule., and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, any powers of the applicable Resolution Authority under the Bail-In Legislation to cancel, reduce, modify or change the form of a liability of any UK Financial Institution or any contract or instrument under which that liability arises, to convert all or part of that liability into shares, securities or obligations of that person or any other person, to provide that any such contract or instrument is to have effect as if a right had been exercised under it or to suspend any obligation in respect of that liability or any of the powers under that Bail-In Legislation that are related to or ancillary to any of those powers.

SECTION 1.02.      Classification of Loans and Borrowings. For purposes of this Agreement, Loans and Borrowings may be classified and referred to by Type (e.g., a “Eurodollar Loan” or “Eurodollar Borrowing”).

SECTION 1.03.      Terms Generally. The definitions of terms herein shall apply equally to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined. Whenever the context may require, any pronoun shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms. The words “include”, “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation”. The word “will” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word “shall”. Unless expressly provided to the contrary or the context requires otherwise (a) any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document herein shall be construed as referring to such agreement, instrument or other document as from time to time amended, supplemented or otherwise modified (subject to any restrictions on such amendments, supplements or modifications set forth herein), (b) any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s successors and assigns, (c) the words “herein”, “hereof” and “hereunder”, and words of similar import, shall be construed to refer to this Agreement in its entirety and not to any particular provision hereof, (d) all references herein to Articles, Sections, Exhibits and Schedules shall be construed to refer to Articles and Sections of, and Exhibits and Schedules to, this Agreement, (e) any reference in any definition to the phrase “at any time” or “for any period” shall refer to the same time or period for all calculations or determinations within such definition, and (f) the words “asset” and

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“property” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect and to refer to any and all tangible and intangible assets and properties, including cash, securities, accounts and contract rights.

SECTION 1.04.      Accounting Terms; GAAP; Pro Forma Calculations; LCA Election. (a) Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all terms of an accounting or financial nature shall be construed in accordance with GAAP, as in effect from time to time; provided that, if after the Effective Date there occurs any change in GAAP or in the application thereof on the operation of any provision hereof and the Borrower Representative notifies the Administrative Agent that the Borrowers request an amendment to any provision hereof to eliminate the effect of such change in GAAP or in the application thereof (or if the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower Representative that the Required Lenders request an amendment to any provision hereof for such purpose), regardless of whether any such notice is given before or after such change in GAAP or in the application thereof, then such provision shall be interpreted on the basis of GAAP as in effect and applied immediately before such change shall have become effective until such notice shall have been withdrawn or such provision amended in accordance herewith. Notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, (i) all terms of an accounting or financial nature used herein shall be construed, and all computations of amounts and ratios referred to herein shall be made (x) without giving effect to any election under Accounting Standards Codification 825-10-25 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification or Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) to value any Indebtedness or other liabilities of Holdings or any Subsidiary at “fair value”, as defined therein and (y) without giving effect to any treatment of Indebtedness in respect of convertible debt instruments under Accounting Standards Codification 470-20 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification or Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) to value any such Indebtedness in a reduced or bifurcated manner as described therein, and such Indebtedness shall at all times be valued at the full stated principal amount thereof and (ii) any obligations relating to a lease that was accounted for by such Person as an operating lease as of the Effective Date and any similar lease entered into after the Effective Date by such Person (or any Subsidiary or Affiliate of such Person) shall be accounted for by such Person as an operating lease and not as Capital Lease Obligations.

(b)       All pro forma computations required to be made hereunder giving effect to any acquisition or disposition, or issuance, incurrence or assumption of Indebtedness, or other transaction shall in each case be calculated giving pro forma effect thereto (and, in the case of any pro forma computation made hereunder to determine whether such acquisition or disposition, or issuance, incurrence or assumption of Indebtedness, or other transaction is permitted to be consummated hereunder, to any other such transaction consummated since the first day of the period covered by any component of such pro forma computation and on or prior to the date of such computation) as if such transaction had occurred on the first day of the period of four consecutive Fiscal Quarters ending with the most recent Fiscal Quarter for which financial statements shall have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b) (or, prior to the delivery of any such financial statements, ending with the last Fiscal Quarter included in the financial statements referred to in Section 3.04(a)), and, to the extent applicable, to the historical earnings and cash flows associated with the assets acquired or disposed of) and any related incurrence or reduction of Indebtedness, all in accordance with Article 11 of Regulation S-X under the Securities Act. If any Indebtedness bears a floating rate of interest and is being given pro forma effect, the interest on such Indebtedness shall be calculated as if the rate in effect on the date of determination had been the applicable rate for the entire period (taking into account any Swap Agreement applicable to such Indebtedness).

(c)       Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement or any Loan Document to the contrary, in connection with any action being taken solely in connection with a Limited Condition Acquisition, for purposes of:

(i)       determining compliance with any provision of this Agreement which requires the calculation of Total Leverage Ratio or the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio;

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(ii)       determining compliance with representations, warranties, defaults or Events of Default upon consummation of such Limited Condition Acquisition; and

(iii)       testing availability under baskets set forth in this Agreement;

in each case, at the option of the Borrower Representative (the Borrower Representative’s election to exercise such option in connection with any Limited Condition Acquisition, an “LCA Election”), the date of determination of whether any such action is permitted hereunder shall be deemed to be the date the definitive agreements for such Limited Condition Acquisition are entered into (the “LCA Test Date”). If, on a pro forma basis after giving effect to such Limited Condition Acquisition and the other transactions to be entered into in connection therewith (including any incurrence of Indebtedness and the use of proceeds thereof) with such ratios and other provisions being calculated as if such Limited Condition Acquisition and other transactions had occurred at the beginning of the most recently ended period of four consecutive Fiscal Quarters (taken as one accounting period) for which financial statements shall have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b) (or, prior to the delivery of any such financial statements, as of the last Fiscal Quarter included in the financial statements referred to in Section 3.04(a)) ending prior to the LCA Test Date, the Borrowers could have taken such action on the relevant LCA Test Date in compliance with such ratio, default, Events of Default or basket, such ratio, default, Event of Default or basket shall be deemed to have been complied with for purposes of such Limited Condition Acquisition. For the avoidance of doubt, if the Borrower Representative has made an LCA Election and any of the ratios or baskets for which compliance was determined or tested as of the LCA Test Date are exceeded as a result of fluctuations in any such ratio or basket, including due to fluctuations in EBITDA of the Borrowers or the Person subject to such Limited Condition Acquisition, at or prior to the consummation of the relevant transaction or action, such baskets or ratios will not be deemed to have been exceeded as a result of such fluctuations, and such ratios and compliance with such conditions shall not be tested at the time of consummation of such Limited Condition Acquisition or related transactions. If the Borrower Representative has made an LCA Election for any Limited Condition Acquisition, then in connection with any subsequent calculation of any ratios, representations, warranties, defaults, Events of Default or basket availability with respect to the incurrence of Indebtedness or Liens, or the making of Restricted Payments, mergers, the conveyance, lease or other transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of the Borrowers and their Subsidiaries, the making of asset sales or dispositions, or the prepayment, redemption, purchase, defeasance or other satisfaction of Indebtedness on or following the relevant LCA Test Date and prior to the earlier of the date on which such Limited Condition Acquisition is consummated or the date that the definitive agreement for such Limited Condition Acquisition is terminated or expires without consummation of such Limited Condition Acquisition, any such ratios, representations, warranties, defaults, Events of Default or baskets shall be calculated on a pro forma basis assuming such Limited Condition Acquisition and other transactions in connection therewith (including any incurrence of Indebtedness and the use of proceeds thereof) have not been consummated until such time as the applicable Limited Condition Acquisition has actually closed (it being further understood that any Net Income and/or EBITDA therefrom shall not be included in determining Net Income or EBITDA, as applicable, in any such subsequent calculation until such Limited Condition Acquisition has actually closed).

 

SECTION 1.05.      Status of Obligations. In the event that any Loan Party shall at any time issue or have outstanding any Subordinated Indebtedness, such Loan Party shall take all such actions as shall be necessary to cause the Secured Obligations to constitute senior indebtedness (however denominated) in respect of such Subordinated Indebtedness and to enable the Administrative Agent and the Lenders to have and exercise any payment blockage or other remedies available or potentially available to holders of senior indebtedness under the terms of such Subordinated Indebtedness. Without limiting the foregoing, the Obligations are hereby designated as “senior indebtedness” and as “designated senior indebtedness” and words of similar import under and in respect of any indenture or other agreement or instrument under which such Subordinated Indebtedness is outstanding and are further given all such other

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designations as shall be required under the terms of any such Subordinated Indebtedness in order that the Lenders may have and exercise any payment blockage or other remedies available or potentially available to holders of senior indebtedness under the terms of such Subordinated Indebtedness.

SECTION 1.06.     LIBOR Discontinuation. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement or the other Loan Documents, if at any time there ceases to exist a LIBOR Rate or other interbank rate in the London market regulated or otherwise overseen or authorized by the ICE Benchmark Administration or U.K. Financial Conduct Authority for interest periods greater than one Business Day or the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) that (i) the circumstances set forth in Section 2.14 have arisen and such circumstances are unlikely to be temporary or (ii) the circumstances in Section 2.14 have not arisen but the supervisor for the administrator of the LIBOR Rate or a relevant Governmental Authority has made a public statement identifying a specific date after which the LIBOR Rate shall no longer be used for determining interest rates for loans (such specific date, the “Scheduled Unavailability Date”), then the Administrative Agent and the Borrower Representative shall endeavor to establish an alternate rate of interest to the LIBOR Rate that gives due consideration to the then prevailing market convention for determining a rate of interest for fixed periods for syndicated loans in the United States at such time for similarly situated borrowers, and shall enter into an amendment to the Loan Documents to reflect such alternate rate of interest and such other related changes as may be applicable which are agreed by the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent at such time; provided that, if such alternate rate of interest shall be less than zero percent, such rate shall be deemed to be zero percent for purposes of this Agreement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Loan Documents, such amendment shall become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to the Loan Documents (other than the written consent of the Administrative Agent and the Borrower Representative) so long as the Administrative Agent shall not have received, within five (5) Business Days of the date notice of such alternate rate of interest is provided to the Lenders, a written notice from the Required Lenders stating that they object to such amendment. If no such alternate rate has been determined and the circumstances set forth in Section 2.14 exist or the Scheduled Unavailability Date has occurred (as applicable), the Administrative Agent will promptly so notify the Borrower Representative and each Lender. Thereafter, (x) the obligation of the Lenders to make or maintain Eurodollar Loans shall be suspended (to the extent of the affected Eurodollar Loans or Interest Periods), and (y) the Adjusted LIBOR Rate component shall no longer be utilized in determining the Alternate Base Rate. Upon receipt of such notice, the Borrower Representative may revoke any pending request for a Loan of, conversion to or continuation of Eurodollar Loans (to the extent of the affected Eurodollar Loans or Interest Periods) or, failing that, will be deemed to have converted such request into a request for a Borrowing of ABR Loans (subject to clause (y) in the immediately preceding sentence) in the amount specified therein.

SECTION 1.07.     Divisions. For all purposes under the Loan Documents, in connection with any division or plan of division under Delaware law (or any comparable event under a different jurisdiction’s laws): (a) if any asset, right, obligation or liability of any Person becomes the asset, right, obligation or liability of a different Person, then it shall be deemed to have been transferred from the original Person to the subsequent Person, and (b) if any new Person comes into existence, such new Person shall be deemed to have been organized on the first date of its existence by the holders of its equity interests at such time.

Article II

The Credits

SECTION 2.01.      Loans. (a) Subject to the terms and conditions set forth hereinin the Original Credit Agreement, each Term Lender with a Term Loan Commitment (severally and not

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jointly) agrees to makeas defined in the Original Credit Agreement) on the Effective Date made a Term Loan in Dollars to the Borrowers on the Effective Date, in an amount equal to such Lender’s Term Loan Commitment by making immediately available funds available to the Administrative Agent’s designated account, not later than the time specified by the Administrative Agent. Amounts borrowed under this Section 2.01(a) are sometimes referred to herein as the “initial Term Loan.”(as defined in the Original Credit Agreement) on the Effective Date. On the Sixth Amendment Date, each 2020 Extended Term Lender converted the aggregate principal amount of its 2016 Term Loans into an equal principal amount of 2020 Extended Term Loans in accordance with the terms of the Sixth Amendment.

(b)       Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each DDTL Lender with a DDTL Commitment (severally and not jointly) agrees to make up to five (5) Delayed Draw Term Loans in Dollars to the Borrowers from time to time during the Availability Period, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed such Lender’s DDTL Commitment. Except as set forth in Section 4.03, any Delayed Draw Term Loan shall be on the same terms (including all-in pricing and maturity date) as, and pursuant to documentation applicable to, the initial Term Loan. The DDTL Commitment of each DDTL Lender shall be reduced by the aggregate amount of Delayed Draw Term Loans funded by such DDTL Lender. All Delayed Draw Term Loans, once funded shall become part of and be deemed to be of the same class as the initial Term Loan unless otherwise determined by the Administrative Agent. Each of the parties hereto hereby agrees that the Administrative Agent may, in consultation with the Borrower Representative, take any and all actions as may be reasonably necessary to ensure that all Delayed Draw Term Loans, when originally made or thereafter, are included in each Borrowing of outstanding initial Term Loans on a pro rata basis. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, this may be accomplished by requiring each outstanding Borrowing of the initial Term Loan that is a Eurodollar Loan to be converted into a Borrowing of the initial Term Loan that is an ABR Loan on the date of each such Delayed Draw Term Loan, or by allocating a portion of each such Delayed Draw Term Loan to each outstanding Borrowing of the initial Term Loan that is a Eurodollar Loan on a pro rata basis. Any conversion of Eurodollar Loans to ABR Loans required by the preceding sentence shall be subject to Section 2.16. In addition, each scheduled amortization payment under Section 2.10(a) with respect to then-existing Term Loans required to be made after the making of any Delayed Draw Term Loan shall be ratably increased by the aggregate principal amount of such Delayed Draw Term Loan for all Lenders on a pro rata basis to the extent necessary (including to avoid any reduction in the amortization payments to which the initial Term Lenders are entitled in respect of such Delayed Draw Term Loan). To the extent any installment under Section 2.10(a) that is scheduled to be made in respect of the initial Term Loans on any day shall have been reduced or eliminated due to the application thereto of a prepayment prior to the date on which a Delayed Draw Term Loan is funded, then notwithstanding the provisions of Section 2.18 hereof to the contrary, Lenders who hold such funded Delayed Draw Term Loans on such day shall be entitled to receive the entire portion of each payment of, or application to, the installment with respect to such funded Delayed Draw Term Loan scheduled to be made on such day.

(c)       Amounts repaid or prepaid in respect of Term Loans may not be reborrowed.

SECTION 2.02.      Loans and Borrowings. (a) Each Delayed Draw Term Loan shall be made as part of a Borrowing consisting of Delayed Draw Term Loans of the same class and Type made by the Lenders ratably in accordance with their respective DDTL Commitments of the applicable class. The failure of any Lender to make any Delayed Draw Term Loan required to be made by it shall not relieve any other Lender of its obligations hereunder; provided that the DDTL Commitments of the Lenders are several and no Lender shall be responsible for any other Lender’s failure to make Loans as required. The Loans shall amortize as set forth in Section 2.10.

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(b)       Subject to Section 2.14, each Borrowing shall be comprised entirely of ABR Loans or Eurodollar Loans as the Borrower Representative may request in accordance herewith.  Each Lender at its option may make any Eurodollar Loan by causing any domestic or foreign branch or Affiliate of such Lender to make such Loan (and in the case of an Affiliate, the provisions of Sections 2.15, 2.16 and 2.17 shall apply to such Affiliate to the same extent as to such Lender); provided that any exercise of such option shall not affect the obligation of the Borrowers to repay such Loan in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

(c)       At the commencement of each Interest Period for any Eurodollar Borrowing, such Borrowing shall be in an aggregate amount that is an integral multiple of $500,000 and not less than $1,000,000. ABR Borrowings may be in any amount. Borrowings of more than one Type and class may be outstanding at the same time; provided that there shall not at any time be more than a total of five (5) Eurodollar Borrowings outstanding at any time.

(d)       Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the Borrower Representative shall not be entitled to request, or to elect to convert or continue, any Borrowing if the Interest Period requested with respect thereto would end after the applicable Maturity Date.

SECTION 2.03.      Requests for Borrowings. To request a Borrowing, the Borrower Representative shall notify the Administrative Agent of such request either in writing (delivered by hand or facsimile) in a form approved by the Administrative Agent and signed by the Borrower Representative or by telephone not later than (a) in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing, 10:00 a.m., New York City time, three (3) Business Days before the date of the proposed Borrowing or (b) in the case of an ABR Borrowing, 10:00 a.m., New York City time, one Business Day before the date of the proposed Borrowing. Each such Borrowing Request shall be irrevocable and each telephonic Borrowing Request shall be confirmed promptly by hand delivery or facsimile to the Administrative Agent of a written Borrowing Request in a form approved by the Administrative Agent and signed by the Borrower Representative. Each Borrowing Request shall specify the following information:

(i)       the aggregate amount of the requested Borrowing and a breakdown of the separate wires comprising such Borrowing;

(ii)       the date of such Borrowing, which shall be a Business Day;

(iii)       whether such Borrowing is to be an ABR Borrowing or a Eurodollar Borrowing;

(iv)       in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing, the initial Interest Period to be applicable thereto, which shall be a period contemplated by the definition of the term “Interest Period”; and

(v)       the location and account number of the account to which funds are to be disbursed, which shall comply with the requirements of Section 2.07.

If no election as to the Type of Delayed Draw Term Loan Borrowing is specified, then the requested Borrowing shall be an ABR Borrowing. If no Interest Period is specified with respect to any requested Eurodollar Delayed Draw Term Loan Borrowing, then the Borrowers shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month’s duration. Promptly following receipt of a Borrowing Request in accordance with this Section, the Administrative Agent shall advise each Lender of the details thereof and of the amount of such Lender’s Loan to be made as part of the requested Borrowing.

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SECTION 2.04.      [Intentionally Omitted].

SECTION 2.05.      [Intentionally Omitted].

SECTION 2.06.      [Intentionally Omitted].

SECTION 2.07.      Funding of Borrowings. (a) Each Lender shall make each Loan to be made by such Lender hereunder on the proposed date thereof by wire transfer of immediately available funds by 11:00 a.m., New York City time, to the account of the Administrative Agent most recently designated by it for such purpose by notice to the Lenders in an amount equal to such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of such Loan; provided that Term Loans shall be made as provided in Section 2.01(a). The Administrative Agent will make such Loans available to the Borrowers by promptly crediting the amounts so received, in like funds, to one or more account(s) of the Borrowers designated in the Borrowing Request.

(b)       Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the proposed date of any Borrowing that such Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent such Lender’s share of such Borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such share available on such date in accordance with paragraph (a) of this Section and may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the Borrowers a corresponding amount. In such event, if a Lender has not in fact made its share of the applicable Borrowing available to the Administrative Agent, then the applicable Lender and the Borrowers severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to the Borrowers to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at (i) in the case of such Lender, the greater of the Federal Funds Effective Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation or (ii) in the case of the Borrowers, the interest rate applicable to ABR Loans. If such Lender pays such amount to the Administrative Agent, then such amount shall constitute such Lender’s Loan included in such Borrowing.

SECTION 2.08.      Interest Elections. (a) Each 2020 Extended Term Loan shall initially be deemed to be a Eurodollar Borrowing with an initial Interest Period equal to the remaining duration (as of the Sixth Amendment Date) of the Interest Period applicable to the Existing Term Loans (as defined in the Sixth Amendment) from which such 2020 Extended Term Loans were converted. Each 2016 Term Loan shall initially be deemed to be a Eurodollar Borrowing with the Interest Period in effect under the Original Credit Agreement immediately prior to the Sixth Amendment Date. Each other Borrowing initially shall be of the Type specified in the applicable Borrowing Request and, in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing, shall have an initial Interest Period as specified in such Borrowing Request. Thereafter, theThe Borrower Representative may subsequently elect to convert sucha Borrowing to a different Type or to continue such Borrowing and, in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing, may elect Interest Periods therefor, all as provided in this Section. The Borrower Representative may elect different options with respect to different portions of the affected Borrowing, in which case each such portion shall be allocated ratably among the Lenders holding the Loans comprising such Borrowing, and the Loans comprising each such portion shall be considered a separate Borrowing.

(b)       To make an election pursuant to this Section, the Borrower Representative shall notify the Administrative Agent of such election by telephone by (a) in the case of an election of a conversion to, or continuation of, a Eurodollar Borrowing, not later than 11:00 a.m., New York City time, three (3) Business Days before the date of the proposed election or (b) in the case of a conversion to an ABR Borrowing, not later than 11:00 a.m., New York City time, one (1) Business Day before the date of the proposed election. Each such telephonic Interest Election Request shall be irrevocable and shall be confirmed promptly by hand delivery or facsimile to the Administrative Agent of a written Interest Election

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Request in a form approved by the Administrative Agent and signed by the Borrower Representative. Notwithstanding any contrary provision herein, this Section shall not be construed to permit the Borrower Representative to elect an Interest Period for Eurodollar Loans that does not comply with Section 2.02.

(c)       Each telephonic and written Interest Election Request shall specify the following information in compliance with Section 2.02:

(i)       the Borrowing to which such Interest Election Request applies and, if different options are being elected with respect to different portions thereof, the portions thereof to be allocated to each resulting Borrowing (in which case the information to be specified pursuant to clauses (iii) and (iv) below shall be specified for each resulting Borrowing);

(ii)       the effective date of the election made pursuant to such Interest Election Request, which shall be a Business Day;

(iii)       whether the resulting Borrowing is to be an ABR Borrowing or a Eurodollar Borrowing; and

(iv)       if the resulting Borrowing is a Eurodollar Borrowing, the Interest Period to be applicable thereto after giving effect to such election, which shall be a period contemplated by the definition of the term “Interest Period”.

If any such Interest Election Request requests a Eurodollar Borrowing but does not specify an Interest Period, then the Borrowers shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month’s duration.

(d)       Promptly following receipt of an Interest Election Request, the Administrative Agent shall advise each Lender of the details thereof and of such Lender’s portion of each resulting Borrowing.

(e)       If the Borrower Representative fails to deliver a timely Interest Election Request with respect to a Eurodollar Borrowing prior to the end of the Interest Period applicable thereto, then, unless such Borrowing is repaid as provided herein, at the end of such Interest Period such Borrowing shall be converted to an ABR Borrowing. Notwithstanding any contrary provision hereof, if a Default has occurred and is continuing and the Administrative Agent, at the request of the Required Lenders, so notifies the Borrower Representative, then, so long as a Default is continuing (i) no outstanding Borrowing may be converted to or continued as a Eurodollar Borrowing and (ii) unless repaid, each Eurodollar Borrowing shall be converted to an ABR Borrowing at the end of the Interest Period applicable thereto.

SECTION 2.09.      Termination and Reduction of Commitments.

(a) Unless previously terminated, (i) the DDTL Commitments shall terminate on December 22, 2016 and (ii) all other Commitments shall terminate on the Maturity Date.

(a)       [Intentionally Omitted].

(b)       The Borrower Representative may at any time terminate, or from time to time reduce, the DDTL Commitments; provided that reduction of the DDTL Commitments shall be in an amount that is an integral multiple of $1,000,000 and not less than $5,000,000.

(c)       The Borrower Representative shall notify the Administrative Agent of any election to terminate or reduce the DDTL Commitments under paragraph (b) of this Section at least three (3)

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Business Days prior to the effective date of such termination or reduction, specifying such election and the effective date thereof. Promptly following receipt of any notice, the Administrative Agent shall advise the Lenders of the contents thereof. Each notice delivered by the Borrower Representative pursuant to this Section shall be irrevocable; provided that a notice of termination of the DDTL Commitments delivered by the Borrower Representative may state that such notice is conditioned upon the effectiveness of other credit facilities or other transactions specified therein, in which case such notice may be revoked by the Borrower Representative (by notice to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the specified effective date) if such condition is not satisfied. Any termination or reduction of the DDTL Commitments shall be permanent. Each reduction of the DDTL Commitments shall be made ratably among the Lenders in accordance with their respective DDTL Commitments.

SECTION 2.10.      Repayment and Amortization of Loans; Evidence of Debt. (a) (i) The Borrowers shall repay each 2016 Term Loan in quarterly installments, commencing on the last day of the calendar quarter during which such 2016 Term Loan is funded hereunder and continuing on the last day of each calendar quarter thereafter, and (ii) the Borrowers shall repay each 2020 Extended Term Loan in quarterly installments, commencing on the last day of the calendar quarter ending after the Sixth Amendment Date and continuing on the last day of each calendar quarter thereafter. Each such installment referenced in the immediately preceding sentence shall be in an amount equal to 0.25% of the aggregate principal amount of such Term Loan (as adjusted from time to time pursuant to Section 2.11(e) or otherwise under the Loan Documents). Notwithstanding the foregoing two sentences, all installment payments required under this Section 2.10(a) have been paid in full as of the Sixth Amendment Date. To the extent not previously paid, (i) all the then unpaid balances of all 2016 Term Loans shall be paid in full by the Borrowers on the Maturity Date applicable thereto and (ii) all the then unpaid balances of all 2020 Extended Term Loans shall be paid in full by the Borrowers on the Maturity Date applicable thereto.

(b)       Each Lender shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice an account or accounts evidencing the indebtedness of the Borrowers to such Lender resulting from each Loan made by such Lender, including the amounts of principal and interest payable and paid to such Lender from time to time hereunder.

(c)       The Administrative Agent shall maintain accounts in which it shall record (i) the amount of each Loan made hereunder, the class and Type thereof and the Interest Period applicable thereto, (ii) the amount of any principal or interest due and payable or to become due and payable from the Borrowers to each Lender hereunder and (iii) the amount of any sum received by the Administrative Agent hereunder for the account of the Lenders and each Lender’s share thereof.

(d)       The entries made in the accounts maintained pursuant to paragraphs (c) or (d) of this Section shall be prima facie evidence of the existence and amounts of the obligations recorded therein; provided that the failure of any Lender or the Administrative Agent to maintain such accounts or any error therein shall not in any manner affect the obligation of the Borrowers to repay the Loans in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

(e)       Any Lender may request that Loans made by it be evidenced by a promissory note. In such event, the Borrowers shall prepare, execute and deliver to such Lender a promissory note payable to such Lender (or, if requested by such Lender, to such Lender and its registered assigns) and in a form approved by the Administrative Agent.

SECTION 2.11.      Prepayment of Loans. (a) The Borrowers shall have the right at any time and from time to time to prepay any Borrowing in whole or in part, subject to prior notice in accordance with paragraph (f) of this Section.

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(b)       [Intentionally Omitted].

(c)       Subject to the Intercreditor Agreement, in the event and on each occasion that any Net Proceeds are received by or on behalf of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary in respect of any Prepayment Event, the Borrowers shall, within one (1) Business Day after such Net Proceeds are received by such Loan Party or Subsidiary, prepay the Obligations as set forth in Section 2.11(e) below in an aggregate principal amount equal to, in the case of any event described in clause (a), (b) or (c) of the definition of “Prepayment Event,” 100% of such Net Proceeds and; provided that, (x) in the case of any event described in clause (a) or (b), of the definition of the term “Prepayment Event,” no payment shall be due under this Section until (i) subject to clause (ii), the aggregate Net Proceeds received in connection with such Prepayment Events after the Effective Date exceed $10,000,000 and (ii) in any Fiscal Year, the aggregate Net Proceeds received in connection with such Prepayment Events during such Fiscal Year exceed $2,500,000 and (y) in the case of any event described in clause (b) of the definition of the term “Prepayment Event” (other than insurance and condemnation proceeds arising from casualty or losses to Inventory), if the Borrower Representative shall deliver to the Administrative Agent following the receipt of such Net Proceeds a certificate of a Financial Officer to the effect that the Loan Parties intend to apply the Net Proceeds from such event (or a portion thereof specified in such certificate), within 360 days after receipt of such Net Proceeds (such period of time, the “Reinvestment Period”), to acquire (or replace or rebuild) real property, equipment or other tangible assets (other than ABL Priority Collateral) to be used in the business of the Loan Parties, and certifying that no Default has occurred and is continuing, then no prepayment shall be required pursuant to this paragraph in respect of the Net Proceeds specified in such certificate; provided that, to the extent of any such Net Proceeds therefrom that have not been so applied or contractually committed by the end of the applicable Reinvestment Period (and, if so contractually committed in writing by the end of the applicable Reinvestment Period, applied within 180 days of the end of the applicable Reinvestment Period), a prepayment in accordance with Section 2.11(e) shall be promptly (and, in any event, within one (1) Business Day) required in an amount equal to the aggregate amount of such Net Proceeds that have not been so applied. If the precise amount of insurance or condemnation proceeds allocable to Inventory as compared to Equipment, Fixtures and real property is not otherwise determined, the allocation and application of those proceeds shall be determined by the Administrative Agent, in its reasonable judgment. Nothing in this clause (c) shall be deemed to be implied consent to any transaction underlying a Prepayment Event that is otherwise prohibited by the terms of this Agreement.

(d)       The Borrowers shall prepay the Obligations as set forth in Section 2.11(e) below on the date that is ten (10) days after the earlier of (i) the date on which Holdings’ and its Subsidiaries’ annual audited financial statements for the immediately preceding Fiscal Year are delivered pursuant to Section 5.01 and (ii) the date on which such annual audited financial statements were required to be delivered pursuant to Section 5.01, in an amount equal to (x) the ECF Percentage (as defined below) of the Loan Parties’ Excess Cash Flow for the immediately preceding Fiscal Year, commencing with the Fiscal Year ending December 31, 2017 minus (y) commencing with the Fiscal Year ending December 31, 2020, the aggregate amount of voluntary prepayments of the Term Loans made during such Fiscal Year pursuant to Section 2.11(a). Each Excess Cash Flow prepayment shall be accompanied by a certificate signed by a Financial Officer of the Borrower Representative certifying the manner in which Excess Cash Flow and the resulting prepayment were calculated, which certificate shall be in form and substance satisfactory to Administrative Agent. As used herein, “ECF Percentage” means (x) fifty percent (50%) if the Total Leverage Ratio as of the last day of applicable Excess Cash Flow Period is greater than or equal to 4.00 to 1.00, (y) twenty-five percent (25%) if the Total Leverage Ratio as of the last day of applicable Excess Cash Flow Period is generated was greater than or equal to 3.25:1.00 but less than 4.00 to 1.00 and (z) zero percent (0%) if the Total Leverage Ratio as of the last day of applicable Excess Cash Flow Period is less than 3.25:1.00. Each Excess Cash Flow prepayment shall be accompanied by a certificate signed by a Financial Officer certifying the manner in which Excess Cash Flow and the resulting

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prepayment were calculated, which certificate shall be in form and substance satisfactory to Administrative Agent.

(e)       All amounts prepaid pursuant to Section 2.11(c) and (d) shall be applied, pro rata, to prepay the 2016 Term Loans and the 2020 Extended Term Loans (to be applied to installments of theall such Term Loans in inverse order of maturity).

(f)       The Borrower Representative shall notify the Administrative Agent by telephone (confirmed by facsimile) of any prepayment hereunder not later than 10:00 a.m., New York City time, (A) in the case of prepayment of a Eurodollar Borrowing, three (3) Business Days before the date of prepayment, or (B) in the case of prepayment of an ABR Borrowing, one (1) Business Day before the date of prepayment; provided, that notwithstanding the foregoing, no notice shall be required for the making of the Sixth Amendment Prepayment (as defined in the Sixth Amendment) on the Sixth Amendment Date. Each such notice shall be irrevocable and shall(i) specify the prepayment date and the principal amount of each Borrowing or portion thereof to be prepaid and (ii) be irrevocable, except that such notice may be conditioned upon the effectiveness of other credit facilities or transactions on the specified prepayment date, in which case such notice may be revoked by the Borrower Representative (by notice to the Administrative Agent on or prior to such specified prepayment date) if such condition is not satisfied. Promptly following receipt of any such notice relating to a Borrowing, the Administrative Agent shall advise the Lenders of the contents thereof. Prepayments shall be accompanied by accrued interest to the extent required by Section 2.13, amounts due under Section 2.16 and the prepayment premiumpremiums referred to in SectionSections 2.12(b) and 2.12(e).

SECTION 2.12.      Fees. (a) The Borrowers agree to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each DDTL Lender with a DDTL Commitment a commitment fee in an aggregate amount equal to (i) the average daily principal amount of the DDTL Commitment of such DDTL Lender during the period from and including the Effective Date to but excluding the date on which the Lenders’ DDTL Commitments terminate multiplied by (ii) a percentage equal to 50% of the Applicable Rate with respect to Eurodollar Loans. Accrued commitment fees shall be payable in arrears on the last day of each calendar quarter (commencing on the first such date to occur after the Effective Date) and on the date on which the DDTL Commitments terminate. All commitment fees shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days and shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed.

(b) [intentionally omitted].

(b)       In the event that, prior to the second anniversary of the Sixth Amendment Date, the Borrowers (A) prepay any 2020 Extended Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.11(a), (B) prepay or refinance any 2020 Extended Term Loans, in each case, pursuant to Section 2.11(c) but solely in connection with a Prepayment Event referenced in clause (c) of the definition of “Prepayment Event”, or (C) effect any amendment, modification or waiver of, or consent under, this Agreement resulting in any “Repricing Event” with respect to the 2020 Extended Term Loans (it being understood and agreed for the avoidance of doubt that prepayments as a result of purchases or assignments made pursuant to Section 9.04 shall not be subject to this Section 2.12(b)), the Borrowers shall pay to the Administrative Agent, for the ratable account of each of the applicable 2020 Extended Term Lenders in the case of clauses (A) and (B), a premium, and in the case of clause (C), a fee, in each case, in an amount equal to: (i) in the event such prepayment or refinancing occurs prior to the first anniversary of the Sixth Amendment Date, the Applicable Premium or (ii) in the event that such prepayment or refinancing occurs on or after the first anniversary of the Sixth Amendment Date but prior to the second anniversary of the Sixth Amendment Date, 1.00% of the aggregate principal amount of the 2020 Extended Term Loans so prepaid or subject to such Repricing Event. All such amounts shall be due and payable on the date of the relevant prepayment

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pursuant to Sections 2.11(a) or 2.11(c) or the relevant amendment, modification, waiver or consent. For the avoidance of doubt, no prepayment premium or fee pursuant to this Section 2.12(b) shall be payable hereunder in connection with any prepayment or refinancing of 2020 Extended Term Loans (or any “Repricing Event” in respect of the 2020 Extended Term Loans) on or after the second anniversary of the Sixth Amendment Date.

(c)       The Borrowers agree to pay to the Administrative Agent, for its own account (as applicable), the fees payable under the Engagement LetterLetters as and when the same are due and such other fees in the amounts and at the times as are separately agreed upon between the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent, including those fees payable under the Fee Letter.

(d)       All fees payable hereunder shall be paid on the dates due, in immediately available funds, to the Administrative Agent for distribution, in the case of commitment fees and participation fees, to the Lenders. Fees paid shall not be refundable under any circumstances.

(e)       In the event that all or any portion of any Term Loan is subject to a Repricing Event (as defined below) prior to the six-month anniversary of the Fourth Amendment Date, the Borrowers shall pay a prepayment premium in connection with any such Repricing Event in an amount equal to 1.0% of the Term Loan subject to such Repricing Event. The term “Repricing Event” shall mean (i) any prepayment or repayment of a Term Loan with the proceeds of, or any conversion of such loans into, any new or replacement class of term loans bearing interest at an “effective” interest rate less than the “effective” interest rate applicable to such Term Loan (as such comparative rates are determined by the Administrative Agent) and (ii) any amendment that, directly or indirectly, reduces the “effective” interest rate applicable to a Term Loan (in each case in (i) and (ii), with original issue discount and upfront fees, which shall be deemed to constitute like amounts of original issue discount, being equated to interest margins in a manner consistent with generally accepted financial practice based on an assumed four-year life to maturity). No “Repricing Event” shall be deemed to occur in connection with any Change in Control or Enterprise Transformative Acquisition. For the avoidance of doubt, any Lender that is replaced pursuant to Section 2.19, Section 9.02(e) or otherwise in connection with any conversion or amendment effecting any Repricing Event shall be entitled to receive the foregoing prepayment premium, which shall be payable by the Borrowers.

SECTION 2.13.      Interest. (a) The Loans comprising each ABR Borrowing shall bear interest at the Alternate Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate.

(b)       The Loans comprising each Eurodollar Borrowing shall bear interest at the Adjusted LIBOR Rate for the Interest Period in effect for such Borrowing plus the Applicable Rate.

(c)       [Intentionally Omitted].

(d)       Notwithstanding the foregoing, during the occurrence and continuance of an Event of Default, the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders may, at their option, by notice to the Borrower Representative (which notice may be revoked at the option of the Required Lenders notwithstanding any provision of Section 9.02 requiring the consent of “each Lender affected thereby” for reductions in interest rates), declare that (i) all Loans shall bear interest at 2% plus the rate otherwise applicable to such Loans as provided in the preceding paragraphs of this Section or (ii) in the case of any other amount outstanding hereunder, such amount shall accrue at 2% plus the rate applicable to such fee or other obligation as provided hereunder; provided that no notice shall be required and the foregoing rates shall automatically take effect upon the occurrence of an Event of Default under clause (a), (h), (i) or (j) of Article VII.

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(e)       Accrued interest on each Loan (for ABR Loans, accrued through the last day of the prior calendar month) shall be payable in arrears on each Interest Payment Date for such Loan; provided that (i) interest accrued pursuant to paragraph (d) of this Section shall be payable on demand, (ii) in the event of any repayment or prepayment of any Loan, accrued interest on the principal amount repaid or prepaid shall be payable on the date of such repayment or prepayment and (iii) in the event of any conversion of any Eurodollar Loan prior to the end of the current Interest Period therefor, accrued interest on such Loan shall be payable on the effective date of such conversion.

(f)       All interest hereunder shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days, except that interest computed by reference to the Alternate Base Rate at times when the Alternate Base Rate is based on the Prime Rate shall be computed on the basis of a year of 365 days (or 366 days in a leap year), and in each case shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed. The applicable Alternate Base Rate, Adjusted LIBOR Rate or LIBOR Rate shall be determined by the Administrative Agent, and such determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

SECTION 2.14.      Alternate Rate of Interest. If prior to the commencement of any Interest Period for a Eurodollar Borrowing:

(a)       the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) that adequate and reasonable means do not exist for ascertaining the Adjusted LIBOR Rate or the LIBOR Rate, as applicable, for such Interest Period; or

(b)       the Administrative Agent is advised by the Required Lenders that the Adjusted LIBOR Rate or the LIBOR Rate, as applicable, for such Interest Period will not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders (or Lender) of making or maintaining their Loans (or its Loan) included in such Borrowing for such Interest Period;

then the Administrative Agent shall give notice thereof to the Borrower Representative and the Lenders by telephone or facsimile as promptly as practicable thereafter and, until the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower Representative and the Lenders that the circumstances giving rise to such notice no longer exist, (i) any Interest Election Request that requests the conversion of any Borrowing to, or continuation of any Borrowing as, a Eurodollar Borrowing shall be ineffective, and (ii) if any Borrowing Request requests a Eurodollar Borrowing, such Borrowing shall be made as an ABR Borrowing.

SECTION 2.15.      Increased Costs. (a) If any Change in Law shall:

(i)       impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve, special deposit, liquidity or similar requirement (including any compulsory loan requirement), insurance charge or other assessment against assets of, deposits with or for the account of, or credit extended by, any Lender (except any such reserve requirement reflected in the Adjusted LIBOR Rate);

(ii)       impose on any Lender or the London interbank market any other condition, cost or expense (other than Taxes) affecting this Agreement or Loans made by such Lender or any participation therein; or

(iii)       subject any Recipient to any Taxes (other than (A) Indemnified Taxes, (B) Taxes described in clauses (b) through (d) of the definition of Excluded Taxes and (C) Connection Income Taxes on its loans, loan principal, letters of credit, commitments, or other obligations, or its deposits, reserves, other liabilities or capital attributable thereto;

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and the result of any of the foregoing shall be to increase the cost to such Lender or such other Recipient of making, continuing, converting into or maintaining any Loan (or of maintaining its obligation to make any such Loan) or to increase the cost to such Lender or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by such Lender or such other Recipient hereunder (whether of principal, interest or otherwise), then the Borrowers will pay to such Lender or such other Recipient, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or such other Recipient, as the case may be, for such additional costs incurred or reduction suffered.

(b)       If any Lender determines that any Change in Law regarding capital or liquidity requirements has or would have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s capital or on the capital of such Lender’s holding company, if any, as a consequence of this Agreement or the Loans made by such Lender to a level below that which such Lender or such Lender’s holding company could have achieved but for such Change in Law (taking into consideration such Lender’s policies and the policies of such Lender’s holding company with respect to capital adequacy and liquidity), then from time to time the Borrowers will pay to such Lender such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or such Lender’s holding company for any such reduction suffered.

(c)       A certificate of a Lender setting forth the amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Lender or its holding company, as the case may be, as specified in paragraph (a) or (b) of this Section shall be delivered to the Borrower Representative and shall be conclusive absent manifest error. The Borrowers shall pay such Lender the amount shown as due on any such certificate within ten (10) days after receipt thereof.

(d)       Failure or delay on the part of any Lender to demand compensation pursuant to this Section shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s right to demand such compensation; provided that the Borrowers shall not be required to compensate a Lender pursuant to this Section for any increased costs or reductions incurred more than 180 days prior to the date that such Lender notifies the Borrower Representative of the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions and of such Lender’s intention to claim compensation therefor; provided, further, that if the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions is retroactive, then the 180-day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof.

SECTION 2.16.      Break Funding Payments. In the event of (a) the payment of any principal of any Eurodollar Loan other than on the last day of an Interest Period applicable thereto (including as a result of an Event of Default or as a result of any prepayment pursuant to Section 2.11), (b) the conversion of any Eurodollar Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto, (c) the failure to borrow, convert, continue or prepay any Eurodollar Loan on the date specified in any notice delivered pursuant hereto), or (d) the assignment of any Eurodollar Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto as a result of a request by the Borrower Representative pursuant to Section 2.19, then, in any such event, the Borrowers shall compensate each Lender for the loss, cost and expense attributable to such event. In the case of a Eurodollar Loan, such loss, cost or expense to any Lender shall be deemed to include an amount determined by such Lender to be the excess, if any, of (i) the amount of interest which would have accrued on the principal amount of such Eurodollar Loan had such event not occurred, at the Adjusted LIBOR Rate that would have been applicable to such Eurodollar Loan, for the period from the date of such event to the last day of the then current Interest Period therefor (or, in the case of a failure to borrow, convert or continue, for the period that would have been the Interest Period for such Eurodollar Loan), over (ii) the amount of interest which would accrue on such principal amount for such period at the interest rate which such Lender would bid were it to bid, at the commencement of such period, for Dollar deposits of a comparable amount and period from other banks in the eurodollar market. A certificate of any Lender setting forth any amount or amounts that such Lender is entitled to receive pursuant to this Section shall be delivered to the Borrower Representative and shall be conclusive

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absent manifest error. The Borrowers shall pay such Lender the amount shown as due on any such certificate within ten (10) days after receipt thereof.

SECTION 2.17.      Withholding of Taxes; Gross-Up.

(a)       Payments Free of Taxes. Any and all payments by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party under any Loan Document shall be made without deduction or withholding for any Taxes, except as required by applicable law. If any applicable law (as determined in the good faith discretion of an applicable withholding agent) requires the deduction or withholding of any Tax from any such payment by a withholding agent, then the applicable withholding agent shall be entitled to make such deduction or withholding and shall timely pay the full amount deducted or withheld to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law and, if such Tax is an Indemnified Tax, then the sum payable by the applicable Loan Party shall be increased as necessary so that after such deduction or withholding for Indemnified Taxes has been made (including such deductions and withholdings applicable to additional sums payable under this Section 2.17) the applicable Recipient receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deduction or withholding been made..

(b)       Payment of Other Taxes by the Borrowers. The Loan Parties shall timely pay to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law, or at the option of the Administrative Agent timely reimburse it for, Other Taxes.

(c)       Evidence of Payments. As soon as practicable after any payment of Taxes by any Loan Party to a Governmental Authority pursuant to this Section 2.17, such Loan Party shall deliver to the Administrative Agent the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of the return reporting such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

(d)       Indemnification by the Loan Parties. The Loan Parties shall jointly and severally indemnify each Recipient, within ten (10) days after demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes (including Indemnified Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section) payable or paid by such Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to such Recipient and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability, including a description of the basis for the indemnification claim to the extent reasonably available, delivered to any Loan Party by a Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), or by the Administrative Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender, shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

(e)       Indemnification by the Lenders. Each Lender shall severally indemnify the Administrative Agent, within ten (10) days after demand therefor, for (i) any Indemnified Taxes attributable to such Lender (but only to the extent that any Loan Party has not already indemnified the Administrative Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and without limiting the obligation of the Loan Parties to do so), (ii) any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 9.04(c) relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register and (iii) any Excluded Taxes attributable to such Lender, in each case, that are payable or paid by the Administrative Agent in connection with any Loan Document, and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to any Lender by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Each Lender hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender under any Loan Document or otherwise payable by the

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Administrative Agent to such Lender from any other source against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this paragraph (e).

(f)       Status of Lenders.

(i)       Any Lender that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments made under any Loan Document shall deliver to the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent, at the time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding. In addition, any Lender, if reasonably requested by the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent as will enable the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding two sentences, the completion, execution and submission of such documentation (other than such documentation set forth in Section 2.17(f)(ii)(A), (ii)(B) and (ii)(D) below) shall not be required if in the Lender’s reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender.

(ii)       Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in the event that any Borrower is a U.S. Person,

(A)       any Lender that is a U.S. Person shall deliver to the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent on or prior to the date on which such Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent), an executed IRS Form W-9 certifying that such Lender is exempt from U.S. Federal backup withholding tax;

(B)       any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent), whichever of the following is applicable:

(1) in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of an income tax treaty to which the United States is a party (x) with respect to payments of interest under any Loan Document, executed copies of IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable, establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. Federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “interest” article of such tax treaty and (y) with respect to any other applicable payments under any Loan Document, IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable, establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. Federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “business profits” or “other income” article of such tax treaty;

 

(2) in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming that its extension of credit will generate U.S. effectively connected income, executed copies of IRS Form W-8ECI;

 

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(3) in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under Section 881(c) of the Code, (x) a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit G-1 to the effect that such Foreign Lender is not a “bank” within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, a “10 percent shareholder” of a Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, or a “controlled foreign corporation” described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code (a “U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate”) and (y) executed copies of IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable; or

 

(4) to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the Beneficial Owner, executed copies of IRS Form W-8IMY, accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI, IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable, a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit G-2 or Exhibit G-3, IRS Form W-9, and/or other certification documents from each Beneficial Owner, as applicable; provided that if the Foreign Lender is a partnership and one or more direct or indirect partners of such Foreign Lender are claiming the portfolio interest exemption, such Foreign Lender may provide a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit G-4 on behalf of each such direct and indirect partner;

 

(C)       any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent), executed originals of any other form prescribed by applicable law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in U.S. Federal withholding Tax, duly completed, together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by applicable law to permit the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made; and

(D)       if a payment made to a Lender under any Loan Document would be subject to U.S. Federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), such Lender shall deliver to the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by applicable law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Lender has complied with such Lender’s obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment. Solely for purposes of this clause (D), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.

Each Lender agrees that if any form or certification it previously delivered expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect, it shall update such form or certification or promptly notify the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent in writing of its legal inability to do so.

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(g)       Treatment of Certain Refunds. If any party determines, in its sole discretion exercised in good faith, that it has received a refund of any Taxes as to which it has been indemnified pursuant to this Section 2.17 (including by the payment of additional amounts pursuant to this Section 2.17), it shall pay to the indemnifying party an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made under this Section 2.17 with respect to the Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all out-of-pocket expenses (including Taxes) of such indemnified party and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund). Such indemnifying party, upon the request of such indemnified party, shall repay to such indemnified party the amount paid over pursuant to this paragraph (g) (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) in the event that such indemnified party is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this paragraph (g), in no event will the indemnified party be required to pay any amount to an indemnifying party pursuant to this paragraph (g) the payment of which would place the indemnified party in a less favorable net after-Tax position than the indemnified party would have been in if the Tax subject to indemnification and giving rise to such refund had not been deducted, withheld or otherwise imposed and the indemnification payments or additional amounts giving rise to such refund had never been paid. This paragraph (g) shall not be construed to require any indemnified party to make available its Tax returns (or any other information relating to its Taxes that it deems confidential) to the indemnifying party or any other Person.

(h)       Survival. Each party’s obligations under this Section 2.17 shall survive the resignation or replacement of the Administrative Agent or any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, a Lender, the termination of the Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all obligations under any Loan Document.

(i)       Defined Terms. For purposes of this Section 2.17, the term “applicable law” includes FATCA.

SECTION 2.18.      Payments Generally; Allocation of Proceeds; Sharing of Set-offs. (a) The Borrowers shall make each payment required to be made by them hereunder (whether of principal, interest or fees, or of amounts payable under Section 2.15, 2.16 or 2.17, or otherwise) prior to 4:00 p.m., New York City time, on the date when due, in immediately available funds, without set-off or counterclaim. Any amounts received after such time on any date may, in the discretion of the Administrative Agent, be deemed to have been received on the next succeeding Business Day for purposes of calculating interest thereon. All such payments shall be made to the Administrative Agent at its offices at 520 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022, or to the account designated by Administrative Agent, except that payments pursuant to Section 2.15, 2.16, 2.17 and 9.03 shall be made directly to the Persons entitled thereto. The Administrative Agent shall distribute any such payments received by it for the account of any other Person to the appropriate recipient promptly following receipt thereof. If any payment hereunder shall be due on a day that is not a Business Day, the date for payment shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day, and, in the case of any payment accruing interest, interest thereon shall accrue and be payable for the period of such extension. All payments hereunder shall be made in Dollars.

(b)       Any proceeds of Collateral received by the Agents (i) not constituting (A) a specific payment of principal, interest, fees or other sum payable under the Loan Documents (which shall be applied as specified by the Borrowers) or (B) a mandatory prepayment (which shall be applied in accordance with Section 2.11), or (ii) after an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and the Administrative Agent so elects or the Required Lenders so direct, shall be applied, subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement, ratably first, to pay any fees, indemnities, or expense reimbursements including amounts then due to the Agents from the Borrowers, second, to pay any fees or expense reimbursements then due to the Lenders from the Borrowers, third, to pay interest then due and payable on the Loans ratably, fourth, to prepay principal on the Loans ratably (with amounts applied to the Term Loans

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applied to installments of such Loans in inverse order of maturity), and fifth, to the payment of any other Obligation due to the Agents or any Lender. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, unless so directed by the Borrower Representative, or unless a Default is in existence, neither the Administrative Agent nor any Lender shall apply any payment which it receives to any Eurodollar Loan of a class, except (a) on the expiration date of the Interest Period applicable thereto or (b) in the event, and only to the extent, that there are no outstanding ABR Loans of the same class and, in any such event, the Borrowers shall pay the break funding payment required in accordance with Section 2.16. The Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall have the continuing and exclusive right to apply and reverse and reapply any and all such proceeds and payments to any portion of the Obligations.

(c)       At the election of the Administrative Agent, all payments of principal, interest, fees, premiums, reimbursable expenses (including, without limitation, all reimbursement for fees and expenses pursuant to Section 9.03), and other sums payable under the Loan Documents, may be paid from the proceeds of Borrowings made hereunder whether made following a request by the Borrower Representative pursuant to Section 2.03 or a deemed request as provided in this Section or may be deducted from any deposit account of any Borrower maintained with the Administrative Agent. The Borrowers hereby irrevocably authorize (i) the Administrative Agent to make a Borrowing for the purpose of paying each payment of principal, interest and fees as it becomes due hereunder or any other amount due under the Loan Documents and agrees that all such amounts charged shall constitute Loans and that all such Borrowings shall be deemed to have been requested pursuant to Section 2.03 and (ii) the Administrative Agent to charge any deposit account of any Borrower maintained with the Administrative Agent for each payment of principal, interest and fees as it becomes due hereunder or any other amount due under the Loan Documents.

(d)       If, except as otherwise expressly provided herein, any Lender shall, by exercising any right of set off or counterclaim or otherwise, obtain payment in respect of any principal of or interest on any of its Loans resulting in such Lender receiving payment of a greater proportion of the aggregate amount of its Loans and accrued interest thereon than the proportion received by any other similarly situated Lender, then the Lender receiving such greater proportion shall purchase (for cash at face value) participations in the Loans of other Lenders to the extent necessary so that the benefit of all such payments shall be shared by all such Lenders ratably in accordance with the aggregate amount of principal of and accrued interest on their respective Loans; provided that (i) if any such participations are purchased and all or any portion of the payment giving rise thereto is recovered, such participations shall be rescinded and the purchase price restored to the extent of such recovery, without interest, and (ii) the provisions of this paragraph shall not be construed to apply to any payment made by the Borrowers pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement or any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment of or sale of a participation in any of its Loans to any assignee or participant, other than to the Borrowers or any Subsidiary or Affiliate thereof (as to which the provisions of this paragraph shall apply). The Borrowers consent to the foregoing and agree, to the extent they may effectively do so under applicable law, that any Lender acquiring a participation pursuant to the foregoing arrangements may exercise against the Borrowers rights of set-off and counterclaim with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were a direct creditor of the Borrowers in the amount of such participation.

(e)       Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from the Borrower Representative prior to the date on which any payment is due to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders hereunder that the Borrowers will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that the Borrowers have made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may, in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to the Lenders the amount due. In such event, if the Borrowers have not in fact made such payment, then each of the Lenders severally agrees to repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand the amount so distributed to such Lender with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is distributed to it to but excluding the date of payment to the

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Administrative Agent, at the greater of the Federal Funds Effective Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.

(f)       If any Lender shall fail to make any payment required to be made by it hereunder, then the Administrative Agent may, in its discretion (notwithstanding any contrary provision hereof), (i) apply any amounts thereafter received by the Administrative Agent for the account of such Lender to satisfy such Lender’s obligations hereunder until all such unsatisfied obligations are fully paid and/or (ii) hold any such amounts in a segregated account as cash collateral for, and application to, any future funding obligations of such Lender hereunder; application of amounts pursuant to clauses (i) and (ii) above shall be made in such order as may be determined by the Administrative Agent in its discretion.

SECTION 2.19.      Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders.

(a)       If any Lender requests compensation under Section 2.15, or if the Borrowers are required to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 2.17, then such Lender shall use reasonable efforts to designate a different lending office for funding or booking its Loans hereunder or to assign its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices, branches or affiliates, if, in the judgment of such Lender, such designation or assignment (i) would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 2.15 or 2.17, as the case may be, in the future and (ii) would not subject such Lender to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be disadvantageous to such Lender. The Borrowers hereby agree to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender in connection with any such designation or assignment.

(b)       If any Lender requests compensation under Section 2.15, or if the Borrowers are required to pay any additional amount to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 2.17, or if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then the Borrowers may, at their sole expense and effort, upon notice to such Lender and the Administrative Agent, require such Lender to assign and delegate, without recourse (in accordance with and subject to the restrictions contained in Section 9.04), all its interests, rights and obligations under this Agreement to an assignee that shall assume such obligations (which assignee may be another Lender, if a Lender accepts such assignment); provided that (i) the Borrowers shall have received the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent, which consent shall not unreasonably be withheld or delayed, (ii) such Lender shall have received payment of an amount equal to the outstanding principal of its Loans, accrued interest thereon, accrued fees and all other amounts payable to it hereunder, from the assignee (to the extent of such outstanding principal and accrued interest and fees) or the Borrowers (in the case of all other amounts) and (iii) in the case of any such assignment resulting from a claim for compensation under Section 2.15 or payments required to be made pursuant to Section 2.17, such assignment will result in a reduction in such compensation or payments. A Lender shall not be required to make any such assignment and delegation if, prior thereto, as a result of a waiver by such Lender or otherwise, the circumstances entitling the Borrowers to require such assignment and delegation cease to apply.

SECTION 2.20.      Defaulting Lenders. Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then the following provisions shall apply for so long as such Lender is a Defaulting Lender:

(a)       fees shall cease to accrue on the unfunded portion of the DDTL Commitment of such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.12(a); and

(b)       the DDTL Commitments or Loans of such Defaulting Lender shall not be included in determining whether the Required Lenders have taken or may take any action hereunder (including any

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consent to any amendment, waiver or other modification pursuant to Section 9.02); provided, that this clause (b) shall not apply to the vote of a Defaulting Lender in the case of an amendment, waiver or other modification requiring the consent of such Lender or each Lender affected thereby.

SECTION 2.21.      Returned Payments. If after receipt of any payment which is applied to the payment of all or any part of the Obligations, the Administrative Agent or any Lender is for any reason compelled to surrender such payment or proceeds to any Person because such payment or application of proceeds is invalidated, declared fraudulent, set aside, determined to be void or voidable as a preference, impermissible setoff, or a diversion of trust funds, or for any other reason, then the Obligations or part thereof intended to be satisfied shall be revived and continued and this Agreement shall continue in full force as if such payment or proceeds had not been received by the Administrative Agent or such Lender. The provisions of this Section 2.21 shall be and remain effective notwithstanding any contrary action which may have been taken by the Administrative Agent or any Lender in reliance upon such payment or application of proceeds. The provisions of this Section 2.21 shall survive the termination of this Agreement.

SECTION 2.22.      Expansion Option.

(a)       The Borrower Representative may from time to time, upon three Business Days’ notice (or such shorter period as the Administrative Agent accepts in its sole discretion) to the Administrative Agent (or such lesser notice as agreed to by the Administrative Agent), add one or more additional tranches of incremental term facilities and/or increase the principal amount of the Term Loans of any existing class by requesting new term loan commitments to provide such Term Loans (any such new tranche or increase, an “Incremental Facility” and any loans made pursuant to an Incremental Facility, “Incremental Term Loans”), in each case in minimum increments of $10,000,000, so long as, after giving effect thereto, the aggregate amount of all such Incremental Term Loans does not exceed the Incremental Cap. The Borrower Representative may arrange for any tranche or increase, as the case may be, to be provided by one or more Lenders (each Lender so agreeing to participate in such Incremental Term Loans, an “Increasing Lender”), or by one or more new banks, financial institutions or other entities (each such new bank, financial institution or other entity, an “Augmenting Lender”); provided that (i) each Augmenting Lender, shall be subject to the approval of the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent (such approvals not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) and (ii) (x) in the case of an Increasing Lender, the Borrower Representative and such Increasing Lender shall execute an agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit B hereto, and (y) in the case of an Augmenting Lender, the Borrower Representative and such Augmenting Lender shall execute an agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit C hereto. No consent of any Lender (other than the Lenders participating in such Incremental Term Loan) shall be required for any Incremental Term Loan pursuant to this Section 2.22. Incremental Term Loans created pursuant to this Section 2.22 shall become effective on the date agreed by the Borrower Representative, the Administrative Agent and the relevant Increasing Lenders or Augmenting Lenders, and the Administrative Agent shall notify each Lender thereof.

(b)       No Incremental Term Loans shall become effective under this Section unless, (i) on the proposed date of the effectiveness of such Incremental Term Loans, (x) no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or, in the case of a Permitted Acquisition or similar committed investment, no Event of Default under clauses (a), (b), (h), (i) or (j) of the definition thereof shall have occurred and be continuing; provided that in the case of a Limited Condition Acquisition, at the Borrower Representative’s option, such condition may be tested in accordance with Section 1.04(c) so long as at the time of the consummation of such Limited Condition Acquisition, no Event of Default under clauses (a), (b), (h), (i) or (j) of the definition thereof shall have occurred and be continuing, (y) the representations and warranties set forth in the Loan Documents shall be true and correct in all material respects (except in connection with a Permitted Acquisition or similar committed investment, which, if and only to the extent agreed by the Lenders providing such Incremental Term Loans, shall be subject to customary “SunGard” or “certain

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funds” conditionality), and (z) the Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate to the effect that the requirements of clauses (i)(x) and (i)(y) have been complied with dated such date and executed by a Financial Officer of the Borrower Representative and (ii) the Administrative Agent shall have received documents consistent with those delivered on the Effective Date as to the corporate power and authority of the Borrowers to borrow hereunder after giving effect to such Incremental Term Loans.

(c)       The Incremental Facilities shall be subject to the following provisions, as applicable:

(i)       the Incremental Term Loans (a) shall rank pari passu in right of payment and may rank pari passu or junior with respect to security with the Secured Obligations (subject, if applicable, to an intercreditor agreement reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent) or be unsecured, (b) if secured, may not be secured by any assets other than Collateral and (c) if guaranteed, may not be guaranteed by any Person who is not a Loan Party. Any Incremental Facility that is secured on a junior lien basis to the Secured Obligations will be documented in a separate facility and shall be subject to an intercreditor agreement reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, and any Incremental Facility that is unsecured will be documented in a separate facility;

(ii)       any Incremental Term Loans (a) ranking pari passu with respect to security with the Secured Obligations will not have (x) a maturity date earlier than the Latest Maturity Date or (y) a shorter Average Life than the remaining Average Life of the then-existing 2020 Extended Term Loans and (b) ranking junior with respect to security with Secured Obligations or which are unsecured will not have (x) a maturity date prior to the date that is 91 days after the Latest Maturity Date or (y) a shorter Average Life than the remaining Average Life of the then-existing 2020 Extended Term Loans;

(iii)       the All-in-Yield (and the components thereof) applicable to any Incremental Facility shall be determined by the applicable Increasing Lenders and Augmenting Lenders providing such Incremental Facility and the Borrower Representative; provided, that to the extent any Incremental Facility is entered into, the All-in-Yield in respect of any Incremental Facility that ranks pari passu in right of payment and security with the then-existing Loans shall not exceed the All-in-Yield for suchthe 2020 Extended Term Loans, as in effect on the date of the funding of such Incremental Facility, plus 0.50% per annum, unless the All-in-Yield then in effect for such then-existing 2020 Extended Term Loans and the then-existing 2016 Term Loans is increased by an amount equal to the difference between (A) the All-in-Yield in respect of such Incremental Facility and (B) the All-in-Yield for each of such then-existing 2020 Extended Term Loans, less 0.50% per annum in each case; provided that any increase in All-in-Yield of the then-existing Term Loans due to the increase in an Adjusted LIBOR Rate or Alternate Base Rate floor on any Incremental Term Loan shall be effected solely through an increase in any Adjusted LIBOR Rate or Alternate Base Rate floor applicable to such then-existing Term Loans;

(iv)       (A) all terms (other than with respect to margin, pricing, maturity or fees) applicable to any Incremental Facility shall be no more favorable (taken as a whole) to the Lenders providing such Incremental Facility than to the Lenders providing the then-existing Loans; provided that the terms and conditions applicable to any tranche of Incremental Term Loans maturing after the Latest Maturity Date may provide for material additional or different financial or other covenants or prepayment requirements applicable only during periods after the Latest Maturity Date; and

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(v)       any prepayment (other than voluntary prepayments under Section 2.11(a) and scheduled amortization payments) of Incremental Term Loans that are pari passu in right of payment and pari passu with respect to security with the then-existing Loans shall be made on a pro rata basis with the then-existing 2016 Term Loans and the then-existing 2020 Extended Term Loans, except that the Borrowers and the Lenders in respect of such Incremental Term Loans shall be permitted, in their sole discretion, to elect to prepay or receive, as applicable, any prepayments on a less than pro rata basis (but not on a greater than pro rata basis).

(d)       Incremental Term Loans may be made hereunder pursuant to an amendment or restatement (an “Incremental Term Loan Amendment”) of this Agreement and, as appropriate, the other Loan Documents, executed by the Borrowers, each Increasing Lender participating in such Incremental Facility, each Augmenting Lender participating in such Incremental Facility, if any, and the Administrative Agent. The Incremental Term Loan Amendment may, without the consent of any other Lenders, effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent, to effect the provisions of this Section 2.22. Nothing contained in this Section 2.22 shall constitute, or otherwise be deemed to be, a commitment on the part of any Lender to provide Incremental Term Loans at any time.

Article III

Representations and Warranties

Each Loan Party represents and warrants to the Lenders that:

SECTION 3.01.      Organization; Powers. Each Loan Party and its Subsidiaries is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its organization, has all requisite power and authority to carry on its business as now conducted and, except where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, is qualified to do business in, and is in good standing in, every jurisdiction where such qualification is required.

SECTION 3.02.      Authorization; Enforceability. The Transactions are within each Loan Party’s organizational powers and have been duly authorized by all necessary organizational actions and, if required, actions by equity holders. The Loan Documents to which each Loan Party is a party have been duly executed and delivered by such Loan Party and constitute a legal, valid and binding obligation of such Loan Party, enforceable in accordance with its terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and subject to general principles of equity, regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law.

SECTION 3.03.      Governmental Approvals; No Conflicts. The Transactions (a) do not require any consent or approval of, registration or filing with, or any other action by, any Governmental Authority, except such as have been obtained or made and are in full force and effect and except for filings necessary to perfect Liens created pursuant to the Loan Documents, (b) will not violate any Requirement of Law applicable to any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, (c) will not violate or result in a default under any indenture, agreement or other instrument binding upon any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries or the assets of any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, or give rise to a right thereunder to require any payment to be made by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, and (d) will not result in the creation or imposition of any Lien on any asset of any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, except Liens created pursuant to the Loan Documents, or subject to the Intercreditor Agreement, the ABL Loan Documents.

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SECTION 3.04.      Financial Condition; No Material Adverse Change. (a) Holdings has heretofore furnished to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders (i) the consolidated balance sheet and statements of income, stockholders equity and cash flows of Holdings and its consolidated Subsidiaries as of and for the Fiscal Year ended December 25, 2015, reported on by BDO USA, LLP, independent public accountants and (ii) the unaudited interim consolidated balance sheet of Holdings and its consolidated Subsidiaries dated March 25, 2016 and the related statements of income and cash flows for the three (3) fiscal months then ended. Such financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position and results of operations and cash flows of Holdings and its consolidated Subsidiaries as of such date and for such period in accordance with GAAP, subject to year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes in the case of the statements referred to in clause (ii) above.

(b)       Holdings has heretofore furnished to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders projected balance sheets, income statements and statements of cash flows of Holdings and its Subsidiaries for Fiscal Years 2016 through 2020. Such projections were prepared in good faith based upon assumptions believed to be reasonable at the time delivered and, if such projected financial information was delivered prior to the Effective Date, as of the Effective Date, and Holdings is not aware of any facts or information that would lead it to believe that such projections are incorrect or misleading in any material respect.

(c)       No event, change or condition has occurred that has had, or could reasonably be expected to have, a Material Adverse Effect, since December 25, 2015.

SECTION 3.05.      Properties. (a) As of the Effective Date, Schedule 3.05 sets forth the address of each parcel of real property that is owned or leased by each Loan Party (and indicates whether any such real property constitutes an Excluded Asset). Each of such leases and subleases is valid and enforceable in accordance with its terms and is in full force and effect, and no default by any party to any such lease or sublease exists. Each of the Loan Parties and its Subsidiaries has good and indefeasible title to, or valid leasehold interests in, all of its real and personal property, free of all Liens (other than those permitted by Section 6.02). All such property is in good working order and condition, ordinary wear and tear and damage by casualty excepted.

(b)       Each Loan Party and its Subsidiaries owns, or is licensed to use, all trademarks, tradenames, copyrights, patents and other intellectual property necessary to its business as currently conducted, a correct and complete list of which, as of the Effective Date, is set forth on Schedule 3.05, and the use thereof by each Loan Party and its Subsidiaries does not infringe upon the rights of any other Person, except for such infringements which, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, and, except as set forth on Schedule 3.05, each Loan Party’s rights thereto are not subject to any licensing agreement or similar arrangement. Schedule 3.05 sets forth a complete and accurate list of all intellectual property owned by each Loan Party as of the Effective Date. No slogan or other advertising device, product, process, method, substance, part or other material now employed, or now contemplated to be employed, by any Loan Party infringes upon or conflicts with any rights owned by any other Person, and no claim or litigation regarding any of the foregoing is pending or, to the knowledge of any Loan Party, threatened, except for such infringements and conflicts which could not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

SECTION 3.06.      Litigation and Environmental Matters. (a) Except as set forth on Schedule 3.06, there are no actions, suits or proceedings by or before any arbitrator or Governmental Authority (including, without limitation, the FDA) pending against or, to the knowledge of any Loan Party, threatened against or affecting any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries (i) as to which there is a reasonable possibility of an adverse determination and that, if adversely determined, could reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to result in a Material Adverse Effect or (ii) that involve the Loan Documents.

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(b)       Except for the matters disclosed on Schedule 3.06, (i) no Loan Party or any Subsidiary has received notice of any claim with respect to any Environmental Liability that, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in liability to the Loan Parties in excess of $10,000,000 in the aggregate and (ii) except with respect to any other matters that, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in liability to the Loan Parties in excess of $10,000,000 in the aggregate, no Loan Party nor any Subsidiary (1) has failed to comply with any Environmental Law or to obtain, maintain or comply with any permit, license or other approval required under any Environmental Law or (2) has become subject to any Environmental Liability or knows of any basis for any Environmental Liability.

SECTION 3.07.      Compliance with Laws and Agreements. Each Loan Party and its Subsidiaries is in compliance with all Requirements of Law applicable to it or its property and all indentures, agreements and other instruments binding upon it or its property, except where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. No Default has occurred and is continuing.

SECTION 3.08.      Investment Company Status; Margin Stock. No Loan Party or any Subsidiary is an “investment company” as defined in, or subject to regulation under, the Investment Company Act of 1940. No Loan Party or any Subsidiary is engaged in the business of extending credit for the purpose of, and no proceeds of any Loan or other extensions of credit hereunder will be used for the purpose of, buying or carrying margin stock (within the meaning of Regulation U of the Federal Reserve Board) or extending credit to others for the purpose of purchasing or carrying any such margin stock, in each case in contravention of Regulation T, U or X of the Federal Reserve Board.

SECTION 3.09.      Taxes. Each Loan Party and its Subsidiaries has timely filed or caused to be filed all Federal, state and other material Tax returns and other material reports required to have been filed and has paid or caused to be paid all Taxes required to have been paid by it, except Taxes that are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which such Loan Party or such Subsidiary, as applicable, has set aside on its books adequate reserves. No tax liens have been filed and no claims are being asserted with respect to any such taxes, other than Permitted Encumbrances.

SECTION 3.10.      ERISA. No ERISA Event has occurred or is reasonably expected to occur that, when taken together with all other such ERISA Events for which liability is reasonably expected to occur, could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. All minimum required contributions (within the meaning of Section 430 of the Code) have been timely made with respect to each Plan. Each employee benefit pension plan (within the meaning of Section 3(2) of ERISA) maintained or sponsored by a Loan Party, or under which a Loan Party has any liability, which is intended to be qualified under Section 401(a) of the Code, has received a favorable determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service with respect to such qualification, and, except as could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, no event or condition exists which could reasonably be expected to jeopardize such qualified status. Except as could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, no Loan Party has any obligation to provide post-retirement health care benefits to any individual other than as required under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, or other similar state law.

SECTION 3.11.      Disclosure. Each Loan Party has disclosed to the Lenders all agreements, instruments and corporate or other restrictions to which it or any of its Subsidiaries is subject, and all other matters known to it, that, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. None of the reports, financial statements, certificates or other information furnished by or on behalf of any Loan Party to the Administrative Agent or any Lender in connection with the negotiation of this Agreement or any other Loan Document (as modified or

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supplemented by other information so furnished) contains any material misstatement of fact or omits to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading in any material respect; provided that, with respect to projected financial information, the Loan Parties each represent only that such information was prepared in good faith based upon assumptions believed to be reasonable at the time delivered and, if such projected financial information was delivered prior to the Effective Date, as of the Effective Date.

SECTION 3.12.      Material Agreements. No Loan Party is in default in the performance, observance or fulfillment of any of the obligations, covenants or conditions contained in any agreement or contract listed on Schedule 3.12.

SECTION 3.13.      Solvency. (a) Immediately after the consummation of the Transactions to occur on the Effective Date, (i) the fair value of the assets of each Loan Party, at a fair valuation, will exceed its debts and liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise; (ii) the present fair saleable value of the property of each Loan Party will be greater than the amount that will be required to pay the probable liability of its debts and other liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, as such debts and other liabilities become absolute and matured; (iii) each Loan Party will be able to pay its debts and liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, as such debts and liabilities become absolute and matured; and (iv) no Loan Party will have unreasonably small capital with which to conduct the business in which it is engaged as such business is now conducted and is proposed to be conducted after the Effective Date.

(b)       No Loan Party intends to, or will permit any Subsidiary to, and no Loan Party believes that it or any Subsidiary will, incur debts beyond its ability to pay such debts as they mature, taking into account the timing of and amounts of cash to be received by it or any such Subsidiary and the timing of the amounts of cash to be payable on or in respect of its Indebtedness or the Indebtedness of any such Subsidiary.

SECTION 3.14.      Insurance. As of the Effective Date, Schedule 3.14 sets forth a description of all insurance maintained by or on behalf of the Loan Parties and the Subsidiaries, and all premiums due and owing in respect of such insurance have been paid. The Borrowers and Holdings believe that the insurance maintained by or on behalf of Holdings and its Subsidiaries is accurate.

SECTION 3.15.      Capitalization and Subsidiaries. Schedule 3.15 sets forth (a) a true and complete listing of each class of each Loan Party’s and Subsidiary’s authorized Equity Interests and the holders thereof; provided that with respect to Holdings, Schedule 3.15 only lists those holders owning at least 5% of the Equity Interests of Holdings as of the Effective Date, and (b) the type of entity and jurisdiction of organization of Holdings and each of its Subsidiaries. All of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of each Loan Party and the Subsidiaries have been duly authorized and issued and are fully paid and non-assessable and, except as set forth on Schedule 3.15, no holder of such Equity Interest is entitled to any preemptive, first refusal or other similar rights.

SECTION 3.16.      Security Interest in Collateral. The provisions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents create legal and valid Liens on all the Collateral in favor of the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Collateral Agent and the Secured Parties, and such Liens constitute perfected and continuing Liens on the Collateral, securing the Secured Obligations, enforceable against the applicable Loan Party and all third parties, and having priority over all other Liens on the Collateral except in the case of (a) Liens permitted by Section 6.02, to the extent any such Liens (to the extent permitted by Section 6.02) would have priority over the Liens in favor of the Collateral Agent pursuant to any applicable law or agreement, (b) Liens perfected only by possession (including possession of any certificate of title) to the extent the Collateral Agent has not obtained or does not maintain possession of such Collateral, (c) Liens

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on intellectual property perfected only by making filings with the applicable Governmental Authority to the extent such filings have not been made, (d) assets subject to certificates of title, (e) Excluded Assets, (f) letter-of-credit rights with respect to letters of credit in an amount, in each case, of less than $1,000,000 and (g) commercial tort claims having a value, in each case, of less than $1,000,000.

SECTION 3.17.      Employment Matters. As of the Effective Date, there are no strikes, lockouts or slowdowns against any Loan Party or any Subsidiary pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrowers, threatened. The hours worked by and payments made to employees of the Loan Parties and the Subsidiaries have not been in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act or any other applicable Federal, state, local or foreign law dealing with such matters, except to the extent the failure to so comply with such acts and laws could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. All payments due from any Loan Party or any Subsidiary, or for which any claim may be made against any Loan Party or any Subsidiary, on account of wages and employee health and welfare insurance and other benefits, have been paid or accrued as a liability on the books of the Loan Party or such Subsidiary.

SECTION 3.18.      Nature of Business; Permits and Licenses; Tradenames. (a) No Loan Party or Subsidiary is engaged in any business other than those engaged in on the Effective Date and those reasonably related, complementary or ancillary thereto or a logical extension thereof (including, without limitation, food and beverage service, distribution, wholesale and retail).

(b)       Each Loan Party has, and is in compliance with, all Governmental Permits and all permits, licenses, authorizations, approvals, entitlements and accreditations required for such Person lawfully to own, lease, manage or operate, or to acquire, each business currently owned, leased, managed or operated, or to be acquired, by such Person, except to the extent that the failure to have or be in compliance with all such Governmental Permits, permits, licenses, authorizations, approvals, entitlements and accreditations could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. No condition exists or event has occurred which, in itself or with the giving of notice or lapse of time or both, would result in the suspension, revocation, impairment, forfeiture or non-renewal of any such permit, license, authorization, approval, entitlement or accreditation, except that could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, and there is no claim that any thereof is not in full force and effect.

(c)       As of the Effective Date, Schedule 3.18 hereto sets forth a complete and accurate list of all trade names, business names or similar appellations used by each Loan Party or Subsidiary or any of their divisions or other business units during the past five years.

SECTION 3.19.      Location of Bank Accounts. As of the Effective Date, Schedule 3.19 sets forth a complete and accurate list of all deposit, checking and other bank accounts, all securities and other accounts maintained with any broker dealer and all other similar accounts maintained by or for the benefit of each Loan Party and Subsidiary, together with a description thereof (i.e., the bank or broker dealer at which such deposit or other account is maintained and the account number and the purpose thereof).

SECTION 3.20.      [Intentionally Omitted].

SECTION 3.21.      Customers and Suppliers. There exists no actual or, to the knowledge of any Loan Party, threatened termination, cancellation or limitation of, or modification to or change in, the business relationship between (1) any Loan Party, on the one hand, and any customer or any group thereof, on the other hand, whose agreements with any Loan Party are individually or in the aggregate material to the business or operations of such Loan Party, or (2) any Loan Party, on the one hand, and any material supplier thereof, on the other hand, except, under clauses (i) or (ii), as could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; and, to the knowledge of each Loan Party, there exists no present state of

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facts or circumstances that could give rise to or result in any such termination, cancellation, limitation, modification or change, except, in each case, as could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

SECTION 3.22.      Affiliate Transactions. Except as set forth on Schedule 3.22, as of the Effective Date, there are no existing or proposed agreements, arrangements, understandings, or transactions between any Loan Party and any of the officers, members, managers, directors, stockholders, parents, other interest holders, employees, or Affiliates (other than Subsidiaries) of any Loan Party or any members of their respective immediate families, and none of the foregoing Persons are directly or indirectly indebted to or have any direct or indirect ownership, partnership, or voting interest in any Affiliate of any Loan Party or any Person with which any Loan Party has a business relationship or which competes with any Loan Party (except that any such Persons may own stock in (but not exceeding 2.0% of the outstanding Equity Interests of) any publicly traded company that may compete with a Loan Party.

SECTION 3.23.      Common Enterprise. The successful operation and condition of each of the Loan Parties is dependent on the continued successful performance of the functions of the group of the Loan Parties as a whole and the successful operation of each of the Loan Parties is dependent on the successful performance and operation of each other Loan Party. Each Loan Party expects to derive benefit (and its board of directors or other governing body has determined that it may reasonably be expected to derive benefit), directly and indirectly, from (i) successful operations of each of the other Loan Parties and (ii) the credit extended by the Lenders to the Borrowers hereunder, both in their separate capacities and as members of the group of companies. Each Loan Party has determined that execution, delivery, and performance of this Agreement and any other Loan Documents to be executed by such Loan Party is within its purpose, in furtherance of its direct and/or indirect business interests, will be of direct and/or indirect benefit to such Loan Party, and is in its best interest.

SECTION 3.24.      Foreign Assets Control Regulations and Anti-Money Laundering. Each Loan Party and Subsidiary is and will remain in compliance in all material respects with all U.S. economic sanctions laws, executive orders and implementing regulations as promulgated by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), and all applicable anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing provisions of the Bank Secrecy Act and all regulations issued pursuant to it. No Loan Party and no Subsidiary or Affiliate of a Loan Party (i) is a Person designated by the U.S. government on the list of the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (the “SDN List”) with which a U.S. Person cannot deal with or otherwise engage in business transactions, (ii) is a Person who is otherwise the target of U.S. economic sanctions laws such that a U.S. Person cannot deal or otherwise engage in business transactions with such Person or (iii) is controlled by (including without limitation by virtue of such person being a director or owning voting shares or interests), or acts, directly or indirectly, for or on behalf of, any person or entity on the SDN List or a foreign government that is the target of U.S. economic sanctions prohibitions such that the entry into, or performance under, this Agreement or any other Loan Document would be prohibited under U.S. law.

SECTION 3.25.      Patriot Act and Beneficial Ownership Regulation. The Loan Parties, the Subsidiaries and each of their Affiliates are in compliance with (a) the Trading with the Enemy Act, and each of the foreign assets control regulations of the United States Treasury Department (31 CFR, Subtitle B Chapter V, as amended) and any other enabling legislation or executive order relating thereto, (b) the Act and (c) other federal or state laws relating to “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the Patriot Act and the Beneficial Ownership Regulation. No part of the proceeds of any Loan will be used directly or indirectly for any payments to any government official or employee, political party, official of a political party, candidate for political office, or anyone else acting in an official capacity, in order to obtain, retain or direct business or obtain any improper advantage, in violation of the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977.

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SECTION 3.26.      FDA Matters.

(a)       Except as noted in paragraph (b), Borrowers, their Subsidiaries and the operation of their respective food facilities in the United States are in compliance with and are not in violation of all applicable Requirements of Law (including the FDC Act), regulations, rules, standards, guidelines, policies, and orders administered or issued by the FDA or any comparable Governmental Authority (including, without limitation, as applicable, the Bioterrorism Act (21 CFR 1.326-1.368), prohibited cattle materials (21 CFR 189.5), import notification requirements (21 CFR 1.276-1.285)), except for failures to comply or violations that, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

(b)       Since December 25, 2015, no Governmental Authority has served notice on any Loan Party or its Subsidiaries that the business or the assets of the Loan Parties or their Subsidiaries, may be, or are in material violation of any Requirement of Law or the subject of any material investigation, except for violations or investigations that, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

(c)       Since December 25, 2015, no Loan Party or its Subsidiaries has received notice from any Governmental Authority nor does any Loan Party have any knowledge that there are any circumstances currently existing which would be reasonably likely to lead to any loss of or refusal to renew any material governmental licenses, permits, registrations, product registrations, Governmental Permits, approvals, authorizations related to the business and that the terms of all such licenses, permits, registrations, product registrations, governmental permits, approvals, and authorizations currently in force, except for any notice or circumstance that, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

(d)       The Loan Parties have no knowledge of any acts with respect to their food business or products that furnish a reasonable basis for a warning letter, untitled letter, Section 305 notice, or other similar communication from FDA or any Governmental Authority, except for any acts that, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

(e)       The Loan Parties have no knowledge of any existing obligation of a Loan Party arising under any administrative or regulatory action, FDA inspection, FDA warning letter, FDA notice of violation letter, or other notice, response or commitment made to or with FDA or any Governmental Authority with respect to their food and food product business, except for any acts that, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result a Material Adverse Effect.

Article IV

Conditions

SECTION 4.01.      Effective Date. The obligations of the Lenders to make Loans hereunder shall not become effective until the date on which each of the following conditions is satisfied (or waived in accordance with Section 9.02):

(a)       The Administrative Agent (or its counsel) shall have received (i) from each party hereto either (A) a counterpart of this Agreement signed on behalf of such party or (B) written evidence satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (which may include telecopy or electronic transmission of a signed signature page of this Agreement) that such party has signed a counterpart of this Agreement and (ii) duly executed copies of the other Loan Documents and such other legal opinions, certificates, documents, instruments and agreements as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request in connection with the

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Transactions, all in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and its counsel and as further described in the list of closing documents attached as Exhibit D.

(b)       The Administrative Agent shall have received a favorable written opinion (addressed to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders and dated the Effective Date) of Shearman & Sterling LLP and other applicable local counsel for the Loan Parties in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent. The Borrowers hereby request such counsel to deliver such opinion.

(c)       The Administrative Agent shall have received such documents and certificates as the Administrative Agent or its counsel may reasonably request relating to the organization, existence and good standing of the initial Loan Parties, the authorization of the Transactions and any other legal matters relating to such Loan Parties, the Loan Documents or the Transactions, all in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and its counsel and as further described in the list of closing documents attached as Exhibit D.

(d)       The Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate, dated the Effective Date and signed by the President, a Vice President or a Financial Officer of the Borrower Representative, certifying (i) that the representations and warranties contained in the Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects (provided that any representation or warranty that is qualified by materiality or Material Adverse Effect shall be true and correct in all respects) as of such date except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct in all material respects (or, in the case of any representation or warranty qualified by materiality or Material Adverse Effect, in all respects) as of such earlier date; and (ii) that no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing as of such date.

(e)       The Administrative Agent shall have (i) entered into the Intercreditor Agreement with the ABL Agent and the Loan Parties and (ii) received evidence reasonably satisfactory to it that (x) each of the conditions precedent (other than the effectiveness of this Agreement) for the effectiveness of the ABL Loan Documents has been satisfied and (y) the lenders under the ABL Loan Documents have committed to provide Holdings and/or its Subsidiaries with loans in an aggregate gross principal amount equal to $75,000,000 pursuant to the asset-based lending facility evidenced by the ABL Loan Documents. Each such ABL Loan Document shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

(f)       The Administrative Agent shall have received pay-off letters in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent in respect of (i) the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of April 17, 2013, by and among Dairyland USA Corporation, The Chefs’ Warehouse Mid-Atlantic, LLC, Bel Canto Foods, LLC, The Chefs’ Warehouse West Coast, LLC, and The Chefs’ Warehouse of Florida, LLC, as borrowers, the other loan parties thereto, the lenders party thereto, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent, as amended, and (ii) that certain Note Purchase and Guarantee Agreement dated as of April 17, 2013 by and among the Loan Parties party thereto and the purchasers named therein, in each case, confirming that all Liens upon any of the property of the Loan Parties constituting Collateral will be terminated concurrently with the payment of existing Indebtedness thereunder from the proceeds of the initial Borrowing and the initial borrowing under the ABL Facility on the Effective Date.

(g)       The Administrative Agent shall have received all fees and other amounts due and payable on or prior to the Effective Date, including, to the extent invoiced at least one (1) Business Day prior to the Effective Date, reimbursement or payment of all out-of-pocket expenses required to be reimbursed or paid by the Borrowers hereunder.

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The Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrower Representative and the Lenders of the Effective Date, and such notice shall be conclusive and binding.

SECTION 4.02.      Each Credit Event. The obligation of each Lender to make a Loan on the occasion of any Borrowing is subject to the satisfaction of the following conditions (unless waived or otherwise agreed by each such Lender):

(a)       Except as otherwise expressly contemplated by Sections 1.04(c) and 2.20, the representations and warranties of the Loan Parties contained in the Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects (provided that any representation or warranty that is qualified by materiality or Material Adverse Effect shall be true and correct in all respects) on and as of the date of such Borrowing, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct in all material respects (or, in the case of any representation or warranty qualified by materiality or Material Adverse Effect, in all respects) as of such earlier date.

(b)       Except as otherwise expressly contemplated by Sections 1.04(c) and 2.20, at the time of and immediately after giving effect to such Borrowing, no Default shall have occurred and be continuing.

The request for and acceptance of each Borrowing shall be deemed to constitute a representation and warranty by the Borrowers on the date thereof as to the matters specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Section.

SECTION 4.03.      Delayed Draw Term Loans. The obligation of each DDTL Lender to make a Delayed Draw Term Loan is subject to the satisfaction of the following conditions (in addition to those set forth in Section 4.02 above) (unless waived by the Required DDTL Lenders and the Required Lenders):

(a)       (i) the Total Leverage Ratio would not exceed 4.90:1.00 calculated on a pro forma basis (including the application of the proceeds of any Delayed Draw Term Loans) as of the last day of the most recent Fiscal Quarter for which financial statements shall have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b) (or, prior to the delivery of any such financial statements, as of the last Fiscal Quarter included in the financial statements referred to in Section 3.04(a)) and (ii) the Borrower Representative shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent a certificate of a Financial Officer of Holdings, setting forth reasonably detailed calculations demonstrating the satisfaction of the condition appearing in clause (i) above; and

(b)       the Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate, dated the date of the applicable Borrowing and signed by the President, a Vice President or a Financial Officer of the Borrower Representative, certifying (i) that, except as otherwise expressly contemplated by Sections 1.04(c), the representations and warranties contained in the Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects (provided that any representation or warranty that is qualified by materiality or Material Adverse Effect shall be true and correct in all respects) as of such date except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct in all material respects (or, in the case of any representation or warranty qualified by materiality or Material Adverse Effect, in all respects) as of such earlier date, (ii) that, except as otherwise expressly contemplated by Sections 1.04(c), no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing as of such date, (iii) that the proceeds from the applicable Borrowing shall be used in accordance with the terms of Section 5.08 and (iv) if applicable, as to the name of the target of, or the seller of the assets that are being acquired in connection with, the Permitted Acquisition being funded by such Delayed Draw Term Loans; and

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The request for and acceptance of each Delayed Draw Term Loan Borrowing shall be deemed to constitute a representation and warranty by the Borrowers on the date thereof as to the matters specified in this Section.

Article V

Affirmative Covenants

Until the DDTL Commitments have expired or been terminated and the principal of and interest on each Loan and all fees payable hereunder have been paid in full (other than contingent indemnification obligations for which no claim has been made), in any case, in a manner acceptable to Administrative Agent in its sole discretion, each Loan Party executing this Agreement covenants and agrees, jointly and severally with all of the other Loan Parties, with the Lenders that:

SECTION 5.01.      Financial Statements and Other Information. The Borrowers will furnish to the Administrative Agent and each Lender:

(a)       within ninety (90) days after the end of each Fiscal Year of Holdings and its Subsidiaries, its audited consolidated balance sheet and related statements of operations, stockholders’ equity and cash flows as of the end of and for Fiscal Year, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the previous Fiscal Year, all reported on by independent public accountants of recognized national standing selected by Holdings and reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (without a “going concern” or like qualification or exception and without any qualification or exception as to the scope of such audit) to the effect that such consolidated financial statements present fairly in all material respects the financial condition and results of operations of Holdings and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP consistently applied, accompanied by any management letter prepared by said accountants;

(b)       within forty-five (45) days after the end of each of the first three Fiscal Quarters of each Fiscal Year, its consolidated balance sheet and related statements of operations and consolidated statements of cash flows as of the end of and for such Fiscal Quarter and the then elapsed portion of such Fiscal Year, setting forth in comparative form the actual figures for the corresponding period or periods of (or, in the case of the balance sheet, as of the end of) the previous Fiscal Year;

(c)       concurrently with any delivery of financial statements under clause (a) or (b) above, a Financials Certificate (i) certifying, in the case of the financial statements delivered under clause (b), as presenting fairly in all material respects the financial condition and results of operations of Holdings and its consolidated Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP consistently applied, subject to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes, (ii) certifying as to whether a Default has occurred and, if a Default has occurred, specifying the details thereof and any action taken or proposed to be taken with respect thereto, (iii) stating whether any change in GAAP or in the application thereof has occurred since the date of the audited financial statements referred to in Section 3.04 and, if any such change has occurred, specifying the effect of such change on the financial statements accompanying such certificate and (iv) that is accompanied by updated versions of the Schedules to the Security Agreement, as required under Section 4.16 of the Security Agreement; provided that, if there have been no changes to any such Schedules since the previous updating thereof, it shall be indicated that there has been “no change” to the applicable Schedule(s);

(d)       with respect to each Fiscal Month that ends on or after the First Amendment Date and prior to the Closing Date Leverage Restoration Date, within thirty (30) days after the end of each of the first two Fiscal Months of each Fiscal Quarter, Holdings’ consolidated balance sheet and related statements of operations and consolidated statements of cash flows in the form prepared by management of Holdings

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as of the end of and for such Fiscal Month and the then elapsed portion of such Fiscal Year, setting forth in comparative form the actual figures for the corresponding period or periods of (or, in the case of the balance sheet, as of the end of) the previous Fiscal Year;

(e)       as soon as available but in any event no later than 30 days after the commencement of each Fiscal Year of Holdings, a copy of the plan and forecast (including a projected consolidated balance sheet, income statement and funds flow statement) of Holdings and its Subsidiaries for each Fiscal Quarter of such Fiscal Year (the “Projections”) in form reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (including the Fiscal Month end dates for such Fiscal Year);

(f) [Intentionally Omitted];

(f)       on the first Business Day after the end of each Fiscal Quarter of Holdings and its Subsidiaries (commencing with the Fiscal Quarter ending June 30, 2020), the Borrower Representative will deliver a report of Liquidity to the Administrative Agent (which report shall be promptly distributed by the Administrative Agent to the Lenders) consisting of a compliance certificate as to Liquidity, attaching reasonably detailed calculations with respect thereto, as of the last day of such Fiscal Quarter (each such date, a “Testing Date”); provided, however, if (i) Availability (as defined in the ABL Facility) on such Testing Date shall equal or exceed the Minimum Liquidity Requirement Amount or (ii) EBITDA for the Fiscal Quarter ending on such Testing Date shall equal or exceed $10,000,000, a compliance certificate shall not be required to be delivered for such Fiscal Quarter;

(g)       (i) promptly after the same become publicly available (but in no event later than one (1) Business Day after filing any quarterly reports), notice that any periodic and other reports, proxy statements and other materials have been filed by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary with the SEC, or any Governmental Authority succeeding to any or all of the functions of the SEC, or with any national securities exchange, or copies of any materials otherwise distributed by any Loan Party to its shareholders generally, as the case may be and (ii) promptly after the sending thereof, a copy of each financial statement, report, notice or proxy statement sent by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary to the ABL Agent under the ABL Facility;

(h)       promptly after submission to any Governmental Authority, all documents and information furnished to such Governmental Authority in connection with any investigation of any Loan Party other than routine inquiries by such Governmental Authority, except to the extent any such documents or information are subject to attorney-client privilege or attorney work-product privilege; provided, however, for the sake of clarity, it is the intent of the Loan Parties that the disclosure of such documents or information to the Administrative Agent or any Lender shall not, to the fullest extent permitted by law, be deemed to waive any attorney-client privilege, attorney work-product or other applicable legal privilege or immunity that could otherwise be asserted against any third parties that are not parties to this Agreement;

(i)       promptly upon receipt thereof, copies of all financial reports (including, without limitation, management letters), if any, submitted to any Loan Party by its auditors in connection with any annual or interim audit of the books thereof;

(j)       promptly following any reasonable request therefor, such other information regarding the operations, business affairs and financial condition of the Loan Parties or any Subsidiary, or compliance with the terms of this Agreement, as the Administrative Agent or any Lender may reasonably request; and

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(k)       promptly following any request therefor, information and documentation reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent or any Lender for purposes of compliance with applicable “know your customer” requirements under the PATRIOT Act, the Beneficial Ownership Regulation or other applicable anti-money laundering laws.

Documents required to be delivered pursuant to clauses (a), (b) and (g) of this Section 5.01 may be delivered electronically and if so delivered, shall be deemed to have been delivered on the date on which such documents are filed for public availability on the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering and Retrieval System; provided that the Borrower Representative shall notify (which may be by facsimile or electronic mail) the Administrative Agent of the filing of any such documents and provide to the Administrative Agent by electronic mail electronic versions (i.e., soft copies) of such documents. Notwithstanding anything contained herein, in every instance the Borrower Representative shall be required to provide paper copies of the Financials Certificates required by clause (c) of this Section 5.01 to the Administrative Agent.

SECTION 5.02.      Notices of Material Events. The Loan Parties will furnish to the Administrative Agent and each Lender prompt (but in any event within any time period that may be specified below) written notice of the following:

(a)       within three (3) Business Days after any Authorized Officer of a Loan Party knows of the occurrence of a Default, the occurrence of any Default;

(b)       the filing or commencement of any action, suit or proceeding by or before any arbitrator or Governmental Authority against or affecting any Loan Party or any Affiliate thereof in which the amount involved (not covered by an unaffiliated insurance carrier that has not denied coverage) is greater than $5,000,000 and that, if adversely determined, could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect;

(c)       any Lien (other than Liens permitted by Section 6.02) or claim made or asserted against any of the Collateral;

(d)       the occurrence of any ERISA Event that, alone or together with any other ERISA Events that have occurred, could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect;

(e)       within ten (10) days after receipt thereof, copies of any Form FDA-483 and all responses to Form FDA-483 observations; and

(f)       any other development that results in, or could reasonably be expected to result in, a Material Adverse Effect.

Each notice delivered under this Section shall be accompanied by a statement of a Financial Officer or other executive officer of the Borrower Representative setting forth the details of the event or development requiring such notice and any action taken or proposed to be taken with respect thereto.

SECTION 5.03.      Existence; Conduct of Business. Each Loan Party will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, (a) do or cause to be done all things necessary to preserve, renew and keep in full force and effect its legal existence and the rights, qualifications, licenses, permits, franchises, governmental authorizations, intellectual property rights, licenses and permits material to the conduct of its business, and maintain all requisite authority to conduct its business in each jurisdiction in which its business is conducted, in each case, except where the failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect; provided that the foregoing shall not prohibit any merger, consolidation, liquidation or dissolution permitted under Section 6.03, and (b) carry on and conduct its business in substantially the same manner and in

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substantially the same fields of enterprise (including, without limitation, food and beverage service, distribution, wholesale or retail) as it is on the Effective Date.

SECTION 5.04.      Payment of Obligations. Each Loan Party will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, pay or discharge all Material Indebtedness and all other material liabilities and obligations, including Taxes, before the same shall become delinquent or in default, except (a) where (i) the validity or amount thereof is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings, (ii) such Loan Party or Subsidiary has set aside on its books adequate reserves with respect thereto in accordance with GAAP and (iii) the failure to make payment pending such contest could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect or (b) with respect to Restricted Payments.

SECTION 5.05.      Maintenance of Properties. Each Loan Party will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, keep and maintain all tangible property material to the conduct of its business in good working order and condition, ordinary wear and tear and casualty excepted.

SECTION 5.06.      Books and Records; Inspection Rights. Each Loan Party will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, (a) keep proper books of record and account in which full, true and correct entries are made of all dealings and transactions in relation to its business and activities and (b) permit any representatives designated by either Agent or any Lender (including employees of either Agent, any Lender or any consultants, accountants, lawyers and appraisers retained by either Agent), upon reasonable prior notice and without unreasonable disruption to the business of the Loan Parties, to visit and inspect its properties, to examine and make extracts from its books and records, and to discuss its affairs, finances and condition with its officers and independent accountants, all at such reasonable times and as often as reasonably requested; provided that, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Loan Parties shall not be required to reimburse the Agents for more than two (2) such visits and inspections per calendar year. Each Loan Party acknowledges that either Agent, after exercising its rights of inspection, may prepare and distribute to the Lenders certain reports pertaining to Holdings and its Subsidiaries’ assets for internal use by the Agents and the Lenders.

SECTION 5.07.      Compliance with Laws. Each Loan Party will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, comply with all Requirements of Law applicable to it or its property, except where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

SECTION 5.08.      Use of Proceeds. The proceeds of the initial Term Loans will be used only to repay existing Indebtedness, pay transaction costs, fees and expenses associated with this Agreement and the Transactions, to pay for Capital Expenditures and Permitted Acquisitions and to fund the working capital needs, and for general corporate purposes of the Borrowers and their Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business. The proceeds of the Delayed Draw Term Loans will be used to pay for Permitted Acquisitions (including to repay existing Indebtedness in connection therewith). The proceeds of the Incremental Term Loans will be used to pay for Permitted Acquisitions (including to repay existing Indebtedness in connection therewith) and for general corporate purposes of the Borrowers and their Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business. No part of the proceeds of any Loan will be used, whether directly or indirectly, for any purpose that entails a violation of any of the Regulations of the Board, including Regulations T, U and X.

SECTION 5.09.      Insurance. Each Loan Party will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, maintain with financially sound and reputable third-party carriers having a financial strength rating of at least A- by A.M. Best Company (a) insurance in such amounts and against such risks (including loss or damage by fire and loss in transit; theft, burglary, pilferage, larceny, embezzlement, and other criminal activities; business interruption; and general liability) and such other hazards, in each case, after giving

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effect to any self-insurance programs, as is customarily maintained by companies of established repute engaged in the same or similar businesses operating in the same or similar locations and (b) all insurance required pursuant to the Collateral Documents; provided that Holdings, the Borrowers and their Subsidiaries may self-insure to the extent consistent with prudent business practice. The Borrowers will furnish to the Lenders, upon request of either Agent, information in reasonable detail as to the insurance so maintained and, on or prior to the Effective Date, certificates of insurance summarizing the insurance policies of the Loan Parties. Each such policy of insurance shall (i) in the case of each liability policy, name Collateral Agent on behalf of the Secured Parties as an additional insured thereunder as its interests may appear and (ii) in the case of each casualty insurance policy contain a loss payable clause or endorsement that names Collateral Agent, on behalf of the Secured Parties, as the loss payee thereunder and, to the extent available, provide for at least thirty (30) days’ prior written notice to Administrative Agent of any cancellation of such policy (or ten (10) days’ prior written notice in the case of cancellation for the failure to pay any premiums thereunder) provided that to the extent that the requirements of this sentence are not satisfied on the Effective Date, the Loan Parties may satisfy such requirements within ninety (90) days of the Effective Date (or such later date as the Administrative Agent may agree in its sole discretion). The Borrower Representative will furnish to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders prompt written notice of any casualty or other insured damage to any material portion of the Collateral or the commencement of any action or proceeding for the taking of any material portion of the Collateral or interest therein under power of eminent domain or by condemnation or similar proceeding.

SECTION 5.10.      Casualty and Condemnation. The Borrowers will (a) furnish to the Agents and the Lenders prompt written notice of any casualty or other insured damage to any material portion of the Collateral or the commencement of any action or proceeding for the taking of any material portion of the Collateral or interest therein under power of eminent domain or by condemnation or similar proceeding and (b) ensure that the Net Proceeds of any such event (whether in the form of insurance proceeds, condemnation awards or otherwise) are collected and applied in accordance with the applicable provisions of this Agreement and the Collateral Documents.

SECTION 5.11.      [Intentionally Omitted]

SECTION 5.12.      [Intentionally Omitted]

SECTION 5.13.      Additional Collateral; Further Assurances. (a) Each Borrower and each Subsidiary that is a Loan Party will cause each of its Domestic Subsidiaries that is not a FSHCO formed or acquired after the Effective Date and any Excluded Subsidiary at such time as it no longer constitutes an Excluded Subsidiary to become a Loan Party by executing a Joinder Agreement within thirty (30) days (or such later date as may from time to time be approved by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion, but in no event later than the date such Domestic Subsidiary becomes an obligor or guarantor in respect of the ABL Facility) of such formation, acquisition or disqualification as an Excluded Subsidiary (to the extent such Domestic Subsidiary remains in existence as of such thirtieth day), such Joinder Agreement to be accompanied by appropriate corporate resolutions, other corporate organizational and authorization documentation and legal opinions in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agents. Upon execution and delivery thereof, each such Person (i) shall automatically become a Loan Guarantor hereunder and thereupon shall have all of the rights, benefits, duties, and obligations in such capacity under the Loan Documents and (ii) will grant Liens to the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Collateral Agent and the other Secured Parties, in any property of such Loan Party which constitutes Collateral, including any real property owned by any Loan Party (other than Excluded Assets). Nothing in this Section 5.13 shall be construed as a consent to form or acquire any Subsidiary after the Effective Date that is not otherwise expressly permitted herein. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, no Foreign Subsidiary of any Loan Party and no FSHCO shall be required to become a Loan Party.

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(b)       Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, each Borrower and each Subsidiary that is a Loan Party will (i) cause 100% of the issued and outstanding non-voting Equity Interests and the Applicable Pledge Percentage of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of each Pledge Subsidiary to be subject at all times to a first priority, perfected Lien in favor of the Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties, to secure the Secured Obligations in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collateral Documents or such other security documents as the Collateral Agent shall reasonably request and (ii) deliver Mortgages and Mortgage Instruments with respect to real property owned by such Loan Party with a fair market value in excess of $5,000,000 (other than with respect to Excluded Assets) to the extent reasonably required by the Collateral Agent, (x) with respect to such real property owned on the Effective Date, within ninety (90) days after the Effective Date and (y) with respect to such real property acquired after the Effective Date, within ninety (90) days after the date such real property is acquired by a Loan Party.

(c)       Without limiting the foregoing, each Loan Party will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, execute and deliver, or cause to be executed and delivered, to the Collateral Agent such documents, agreements and instruments, and will take or cause to be taken such further actions (including the filing and recording of financing statements, fixture filings, mortgages, deeds of trust and other documents and such other actions or deliveries which may be required by any Requirement of Law or which the Collateral Agent may, from time to time, reasonably request to carry out the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and to ensure perfection and priority of the Liens created or intended to be created by the Collateral Documents, all in form reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and at the expense of the Loan Parties.

(d)       If any material assets are acquired by any Loan Party after the Effective Date (other than Excluded Assets or assets constituting Collateral under the Security Agreement that become subject to the Lien under the Security Agreement upon the acquisition thereof), the Borrower Representative will take, and cause each Subsidiary that is a Loan Party to take, such actions as shall be necessary or reasonably requested by the Collateral Agent to grant and perfect such Liens, including actions described in paragraph (c) of this Section, all at the expense of the Loan Parties.

(e)       If, at any time after the Effective Date any Subsidiary of Holdings that is not a Loan Party shall become party to a guaranty of, or grant a Lien on any assets (other than Excluded Assets) to secure, the ABL Obligations, any Subordinated Indebtedness or any other Material Indebtedness of Holdings or a Domestic Subsidiary, the Borrower Representative shall promptly notify the Administrative Agent thereof and, within ten (10) days thereof (or such later date as may be agreed upon by the Collateral Agent) cause such Subsidiary to comply with Section 5.13(a) and (b) (but without giving effect to the 30-day grace period provided in Section 5.13(a) and provided, that the grace period in Section 5.13(b)(ii) shall apply).

(f)       Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement or any other Loan Document, the Collateral Agent may grant extensions of time for, or waive the requirements to obtain, the creation or perfection of security interests in, or the obtaining of title insurance and surveys with respect to, particular assets (including extensions beyond the Effective Date for the perfection of security interests in the assets of the Loan Parties on such date) where it reasonably determines, in consultation with the Borrowers, that the cost, burden or consequence (including adverse Tax consequences) thereof is excessive in relation to the practical benefit afforded to the Lenders thereby.

SECTION 5.14.      Compliance with Certain Laws. Each Loan Party shall, and each Loan Party shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to, comply with the laws, regulations and executive orders referred to in Section 3.24 and 3.25.

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Article VI

Negative Covenants

Until the DDTL Commitments have expired or been terminated and the principal of and interest on each Loan and all fees, expenses and other amounts payable under any Loan Document have been paid in full (other than contingent indemnification obligations for which no claim has been made), in any case, in a manner acceptable to Administrative Agent in its sole discretion, each Loan Party executing this Agreement covenants and agrees, jointly and severally with all of the other Loan Parties, with the Lenders that:

SECTION 6.01.      Indebtedness. No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Indebtedness, except:

(a)       the Secured Obligations;

(b)       Indebtedness existing on the Effective Date and set forth in Schedule 6.01 and extensions, renewals and replacements of any such Indebtedness in accordance with clause (f) hereof;

(c)       Indebtedness of any Loan Party owing to any Subsidiary and of any Subsidiary owing to any Loan Party; provided that, (i) if such Indebtedness is owing by any Subsidiary to any Loan Party, such Indebtedness shall be evidenced by promissory notes or other instruments and such promissory notes or other instruments shall be pledged to the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, and have subordination terms satisfactory to the Collateral Agent and (ii) Indebtedness owing by any Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party to any Loan Party shall be subject to the limitations set forth in Section 6.04(d);

(d)       Guarantees by any Loan Party (other than Holdings) of Indebtedness of any other Loan Party (other than Holdings); provided that (i) the Indebtedness so Guaranteed is permitted by this Section 6.01, and (ii) Guarantees permitted under this clause (d) shall be subordinated to the Secured Obligations on the same terms as, and to the extent that, the Indebtedness so Guaranteed is subordinated to the Secured Obligations;

(e)       Indebtedness of any Borrower or any Subsidiary incurred to finance the acquisition, construction or improvement of any fixed or capital assets (whether or not constituting purchase money Indebtedness), including Capital Lease Obligations and any Indebtedness assumed in connection with the acquisition of any such assets or secured by a Lien on any such assets prior to the acquisition thereof, and extensions, renewals and replacements of any such Indebtedness in accordance with clause (f) hereof; provided that (i) such Indebtedness is incurred prior to or within ninety (90) days after such acquisition or the completion of such construction or improvement and (ii) the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness permitted by this clause (e) shall not exceed $10,000,000 at any time outstanding;

(f)       Indebtedness which represents an extension, refinancing or renewal (such Indebtedness being referred to herein as the “Refinancing Indebtedness”) of any of the Indebtedness described in clauses (b), (e) and (j) hereof (such Indebtedness being so extended, refinanced or renewed being referred to herein as the “Refinanced Indebtedness”); provided that (i) such Refinancing Indebtedness does not increase the principal amount or interest rate of the Refinanced Indebtedness, (ii) any Liens securing such Refinanced Indebtedness are not extended to any additional property of any Loan Party, (iii) no Loan Party that is not obligated with respect to repayment of such Refinanced Indebtedness is required to become obligated with respect to such Refinancing Indebtedness, (iv) such Refinancing Indebtedness does not result in a shortening of the average weighted maturity of such Refinanced

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Indebtedness, (v) the maturity date of such Refinancing Indebtedness is no earlier than the maturity date of such Refinanced Indebtedness, (vi) the terms of such Refinancing Indebtedness are not less favorable to the obligor thereunder than the original terms of such Refinanced Indebtedness and (vii) if such Refinanced Indebtedness was subordinated in right of payment to the Secured Obligations, then the terms and conditions of such Refinancing Indebtedness must include subordination terms and conditions that are at least as favorable to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders as those that were applicable to such Refinanced Indebtedness;

(g)       Indebtedness (i) owed to any Person providing workers’ compensation, health, disability or other employee benefits or property, casualty or liability insurance, pursuant to reimbursement or indemnification obligations to such Person, and (ii) consisting of the financing of insurance premiums, in each case incurred in the ordinary course of business;

(h)       Indebtedness of any Borrower or any Subsidiary in respect of performance bonds, bid bonds, statutory bonds, appeal bonds, surety bonds and similar obligations, in each case provided in the ordinary course of business;

(i)       Indebtedness of any Borrower or any Subsidiary in respect of netting services, overdraft protections and otherwise in connection with deposit accounts, so long as such Indebtedness is incurred in the ordinary course of business and is not outstanding for more than three (3) Business Days;

(j)       (i) unsecured Subordinated Indebtedness under any Permitted Convertible Seller Notes in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $36,750,000 at any time outstanding and (ii) other unsecured or Subordinated Indebtedness of the Borrowers or Holdings in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding (A) $30,000,000 at any time outstanding plus (B) an unlimited amount so long as (x) the Total Leverage Ratio would not exceed 4.90:1.00 calculated on a pro forma basis (including the application of the proceeds of any such Indebtedness) as of the last day of the most recent Fiscal Quarter for which financial statements shall have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b) (or, prior to the delivery of any such financial statements, as of the last Fiscal Quarter included in the financial statements referred to in Section 3.04(a)) and (y) the Borrower Representative shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent a certificate of a Financial Officer of Holdings, setting forth reasonably detailed calculations demonstrating the satisfaction of the condition appearing in clause (x) above; provided that such Indebtedness shall satisfy each of the following requirements: (1) such Indebtedness matures after, and does not require any scheduled amortization or other scheduled payments of principal prior to, (A) with respect to such Indebtedness incurred prior to the Sixth Amendment Date, the date that is 91 days after June 22, 2022 and (B) with respect to such Indebtedness incurred on or after the Sixth Amendment Date, the date that is 91 days after the Latest Maturity Date (it being understood that neither (x) any provision requiring an offer to purchase such Indebtedness as a result of change of control or asset sale or other fundamental change nor (y) any early conversion of any Permitted Convertible Notes in accordance with the terms thereof shall violate the foregoing restriction), (2) such Indebtedness is not guaranteed by any Subsidiary of Holdings other than the Loan Guarantors (which guarantees, if such Indebtedness is subordinated, shall be expressly subordinated to the Secured Obligations on terms not less favorable to the Lenders than the subordination terms of such Subordinated Indebtedness), (3) to the extent any such Indebtedness constitutes Subordinated Indebtedness, such Indebtedness shall be subject to the terms of a customary subordination agreement (and if such Indebtedness is secured, an intercreditor agreement) in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, and (4) to the extent any such Subordinated Indebtedness is secured by the Collateral, the Liens securing such Subordinated Indebtedness shall rank junior to the Liens securing the Secured Obligations; provided further that, for the avoidance of doubt, the amount available to the Borrowers or Holdings pursuant to clause (A) above shall be available at all times and shall not be subject to the ratio test described in clause (B) above and the

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Borrowers or Holdings may incur such Indebtedness under either clause (A) or (B) above in such order as they may elect in their sole discretion;

(k)       the Dairyland HP Indebtedness;

(l)       Indebtedness consisting of ABL Obligations to the extent such Indebtedness is in compliance with the Intercreditor Agreement; provided that in no event shall any obligor with respect to such Indebtedness not be a Loan Party hereunder;

(m)       Subordinated Indebtedness under Permitted Convertible Notes (other than Permitted Convertible Seller Notes) in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding $150,000,000 at any time outstanding;

(n)       Indebtedness incurred to finance Permitted Acquisitions after the Effective Date in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding at any time outstanding the aggregate principal amount set forth under clause (a) of the Incremental Cap (less the aggregate principal amount of any Incremental Term Loans incurred in reliance on clause (a) of the Incremental Cap); provided that (i) no Event of Default exists (or would result therefrom), (ii) if such Indebtedness is borrowed or issued by any Loan Party, it shall not be guaranteed by any Person that is not a Loan Party or secured by any assets other than the Collateral, (iii) such Indebtedness shall not have a shorter Average Life than the remaining Average Life of the then-existing Loans or a maturity date earlier than the(A) with respect to such Indebtedness incurred prior to the Sixth Amendment Date, June 22, 2022 and (B) with respect to such Indebtedness incurred on or after the Sixth Amendment Date, the Latest Maturity Date, (iv) such Indebtedness shall rank pari passu in right of payment with the Secured Obligations, (v) in the case of such Indebtedness of the Loan Parties that is secured on a pari passu basis with or junior basis to the Secured Obligations, (x) such Indebtedness shall be subject to an intercreditor agreement reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and (y) in the case of such Indebtedness that is in the form of loans that are secured on a pari passu basis with the Secured Obligations, the All-in-Yield for such loans shall be subject to the “most favored nation” requirements set forth in Section 2.22(b)(iii), as applicable; provided, further, that in the case of any such Indebtedness of the Loan Parties that is secured on a junior basis to the Secured Obligations, (i) such Indebtedness shall not have a shorter Average Life than the remaining Average Life of the Loans or a maturity date prior to, (A) with respect to such Indebtedness incurred prior to the Sixth Amendment Date, the date that is 91 days after June 22, 2022 and (B) with respect to such Indebtedness incurred on or after the Sixth Amendment Date, the date that is 91 days after the Latest Maturity Date and (ii) such Indebtedness shall not be guaranteed by any Person that is not a Loan Party and shall not be secured by any assets other than the Collateral unless, in each case, such Indebtedness was incurred in order to finance the acquisition of (x) a target that becomes a Subsidiary but not a Loan Party hereunder (in which case such target may guarantee such Indebtedness but not the Secured Obligations) or (y) assets that are “Excluded Assets” (in which case such assets may secure such Indebtedness but not the Secured Obligations); provided, further, that if such Indebtedness is unsecured, such Indebtedness shall not mature or require any scheduled amortization or scheduled payments of principal or be subject to any mandatory redemption, repurchase, repayment or sinking fund obligation (other than (x) payments as part of an “applicable high yield discount obligation” catch up payment, (y) customary offers to repurchase in connection with any change of control, asset disposition or casualty event and (z) customary acceleration rights after an event of default), in each case, prior to, (A) with respect to such Indebtedness incurred prior to the Sixth Amendment Date, the date that is 91 days after June 22, 2022 and (B) with respect to such Indebtedness incurred on or after the Sixth Amendment Date, the date that is 91 days after the Latest Maturity Date;

(o)       Indebtedness of any Person that becomes a Subsidiary, or is merged into or consolidated with a Subsidiary or Indebtedness assumed in connection with a Permitted Acquisition after

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the Effective Date, but only to the extent that (A) such Indebtedness existed at the time such Person became a Subsidiary or the assets subject to such Indebtedness were acquired, (B) such Indebtedness was not incurred in contemplation thereof and (C)(i) no Event of Default exists or would result from the consummation of such acquisition and (ii) (x) the Total Leverage Ratio would not exceed 4.90:1.00 calculated on a pro forma basis (as if such acquisition and related incurrence of Indebtedness had occurred on the first day of the relevant period and being deemed to be amortized over the applicable testing period in accordance with its terms) as of the last day of the most recent Fiscal Quarter for which financial statements shall have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b) (or, prior to the delivery of any such financial statements, as of the last Fiscal Quarter included in the financial statements referred to in Section 3.04(a)) and (y) with respect to any Permitted Acquisition for which the Acquisition Consideration is at least $25,000,000, the Borrower Representative shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent a certificate of a Financial Officer of Holdings, setting forth reasonably detailed calculations demonstrating the satisfaction of the condition appearing in clause (x) above;

(p)       Guarantees entered into in the ordinary course of business of a Loan Party and not in respect of Indebtedness for borrowed money;

(q)       Indebtedness representing deferred compensation to employees, directors or consultants incurred in the ordinary course of business;

(r)       to the extent constituting Indebtedness, Indebtedness of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary in respect of any Swap Agreements permitted under Section 6.07; and

(s)       other Indebtedness in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding $20,000,000 at any time outstanding.

SECTION 6.02.      Liens. No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, create, incur, assume or permit to exist any Lien on any property or asset now owned or hereafter acquired by it, except:

(a)       Liens created pursuant to any Loan Document;

(b)       Permitted Encumbrances;

(c)       any Lien on any property or asset of any Borrower or any Subsidiary existing on the Effective Date and set forth in Schedule 6.02 (including any extensions of any such Liens to the extent the Indebtedness is extended in accordance with Section 6.01); provided that (i) such Lien shall not apply to any other property or asset of such Borrower or Subsidiary and (ii) such Lien shall secure only those obligations which it secures on the Effective Date;

(d)       Liens on fixed or capital assets acquired, constructed or improved by any Borrower or any Subsidiary; provided that (i) such security interests secure Indebtedness permitted by Section 6.01(e), (ii) such security interests and the Indebtedness secured thereby are incurred prior to or within ninety (90) days after such acquisition or the completion of such construction or improvement, (iii) the Indebtedness secured thereby does not exceed 100% of the cost of acquiring, constructing or improving such fixed or capital assets and (iv) such security interests shall not apply to any other property or assets of such Borrower or Subsidiary or any other Borrower or Subsidiary;

(e)       any Lien existing on any property or asset (other than Accounts and Inventory) prior to the acquisition thereof by any Borrower or any Subsidiary or existing on any property or asset (other than Accounts and Inventory) of any Person that becomes a Loan Party after the Effective Date prior

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to the time such Person becomes a Loan Party; provided that (i) such Lien is not created in contemplation of or in connection with such acquisition or such Person becoming a Loan Party, as the case may be, (ii) such Lien shall not apply to any other property or assets of the Loan Party and (iii) the obligation secured by such Lien is permitted by Section 6.01 and such Lien shall secure only those obligations which it secures on the date of such acquisition (including any extensions or modifications of any such obligations permitted by Section 6.01) or the date such Person becomes a Loan Party, as the case may be;

(f)       Liens of a collecting bank arising in the ordinary course of business under Section 4-208 of the Uniform Commercial Code in effect in the relevant jurisdiction covering only the items being collected upon;

(g)       Liens arising out of Sale and Leaseback Transactions permitted by Section 6.06;

(h)       Liens granted by a Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party in favor of any Borrower or another Loan Party in respect of Indebtedness owed by such Subsidiary;

(i)       precautionary UCC financing statements filed in connection with operating leases or consignments;

(j)       non-exclusive licenses and sublicenses of intellectual property or leases or subleases of real property, in each case, granted to third parties in the ordinary course of business not interfering with or adversely affecting the business of the Loan Parties or their Subsidiaries;

(k)       Liens attaching solely to cash earnest money deposits in connection with any letter of intent or purchase agreement in connection with a Permitted Investment or Permitted Acquisition;

(l)       Liens in favor of customs and revenue authorities which secure payments of customs duties in connection with the importation of goods;

(m)       Liens (including the right of set-off) in favor of a bank or other depository institution arising as a matter of law encumbering deposits;

(n)       Liens on property with an aggregate value not exceeding $5,000,000 that is subject to conditional sale, title retention, consignment or similar arrangements;

(o)       Liens on the Dairyland HP Facility and any other assets of Dairyland HP that secure the Dairyland HP Indebtedness and related obligations under the New Markets Tax Credit Financing;

(p)       the Liens created pursuant to the ABL Loan Documents securing the ABL Obligations, so long as such Liens are subject to the Intercreditor Agreement and that any grantor of such Liens is a Loan Party hereunder;

(q)       Liens representing any interest of a sublessee arising by virtue of being granted a sublease permitted by Section 6.05(i);

(r)       Liens securing Indebtedness permitted by Section 6.01(n) or any Indebtedness incurred in connection with a permitted refinancing thereof, in each case so long as such Liens do not have priority to the corresponding Liens that secure the Secured Obligations;

(s)       Liens on insurance policies and the proceeds thereof securing the financing of the premiums with respect thereto; and

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(t)       other Liens securing obligations in an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding not to exceed $5,000,000; provided that in each case, if such Liens secure Indebtedness for borrowed money that is to be secured by the Collateral on a pari passu basis with, or junior basis to, the Liens that secure the Secured Obligations, the agent or other representative for the lenders or holders of any Indebtedness secured under this clause shall have become a party to the Intercreditor Agreement and/or another intercreditor agreement reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.

SECTION 6.03.      Fundamental Changes. (a) No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, merge into or consolidate with any other Person, or permit any other Person to merge into or consolidate with it, or liquidate or dissolve, except that, if at the time thereof and immediately after giving effect thereto no Event of Default shall have occurred or be continuing, (i) any Loan Party (other than Holdings) or Subsidiary thereof may merge into or consolidate with a Loan Party (other than Holdings) (so long as in the case of a merger or consolidation involving a Loan Party, a Loan Party shall be the surviving entity of such merger or consolidation); (ii) any Loan Party (other than Holdings or any Borrower) or Subsidiary of the Borrowers may liquidate or dissolve into a Loan Party; (iii) any Subsidiary of a Loan Party may merge into or consolidate with a Person that is not a Loan Party (so long as in the case of a merger or consolidation involving a Loan Party, a Loan Party shall be the surviving entity of such merger or consolidation); and (iv) any Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party may liquidate or dissolve if the Loan Party which owns such Subsidiary determines in good faith that such liquidation or dissolution is in the best interest of the Loan Party and is not materially disadvantageous to the Lenders; provided, that (x) any such merger or consolidation hereunder involving a Person that is not a wholly owned Subsidiary immediately prior to such merger or consolidation shall not be permitted unless also permitted by Section 6.04, (y) any such merger or consolidation hereunder involving a Borrower in respect of which such Borrower is not the surviving entity shall not be permitted unless (1) the surviving entity is another Borrower or (2) the surviving entity shall have (A) executed and delivered to the Administrative Agent its assumption of the due and punctual performance and observance of each covenant and condition of this Agreement and each other Loan Document to which any Borrower not surviving such transaction was a party and (B) caused to be delivered to the Administrative Agent an opinion of nationally recognized independent counsel, or other independent counsel reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, to the effect that all agreements or instruments effecting such assumption are enforceable in accordance with their terms and comply with the terms hereof, and (z) immediately after giving effect to any such merger, consolidation or other transaction hereunder, at least one (1) Borrower shall continue to remain in existence.

(b)       No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, engage in any business other than businesses of the type conducted by the Borrowers and their Subsidiaries on the Effective Date and businesses reasonably related thereto and logical extensions thereof.

(c)       The Loan Parties will not change the method of determining the Fiscal Year of Holdings and its Subsidiaries, unless Borrower Representative shall have given Administrative Agent at least 180 days’ prior notice thereof and the parties hereto shall have made appropriate changes to this Agreement (it being acknowledged and agreed that the date of the Fiscal Year end may change by up to ten (10) days from year to year).

(d)       Holdings shall not engage in any business activities or own any property other than (i) ownership of the Equity Interests of the Borrowers, (ii) activities and contractual rights incidental to maintenance of its corporate or organizational existence and status as a public company, (iii) undertaking any activities, exercising any of its contractual rights and performing any of its contractual obligations in connection with the incurrence by Holdings of Indebtedness that is permitted under this Agreement, and (iv) activities relating to the performance of its obligations under the Loan Documents and ABL Loan Documents to which it is a party.

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SECTION 6.04.      Investments, Loans, Advances, Guarantees and Acquisitions. No Loan Party will form any subsidiary after the Effective Date, or purchase, hold or acquire (including pursuant to any merger with any Person that was not a Loan Party and a wholly owned Subsidiary prior to such merger) any evidences of indebtedness or Equity Interest of, make or permit to exist any loans or advances to, Guarantee any obligations of, or make or permit to exist any investment or any other interest in, any other Person, or purchase or otherwise acquire (in one transaction or a series of transactions) any assets of any other Person constituting a business unit (whether through purchase of assets, merger or otherwise), or permit any Subsidiary to do any of the foregoing, except:

(a)       Permitted Investments, subject, to the extent required by the Security Agreement, to control agreements in favor of the Administrative Agent or otherwise subject to a perfected security interest in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Lenders and the other Secured Parties (subject to any grace periods in the Security Agreement for delivering such control agreements or otherwise perfecting such security interest);

(b)       investments in existence on the Effective Date and described in Schedule 6.04;

(c)       investments by Holdings in the Borrowers and investments by the Borrowers and the Subsidiaries in Equity Interests in their respective Subsidiaries that are Loan Parties; provided that any such Equity Interests shall be pledged in accordance with the Security Agreement (subject to any grace periods therein for perfecting such security interest);

(d)       loans or advances made by any Loan Party to any Subsidiary and made by any Subsidiary to any Loan Party; provided that, not more than an aggregate principal amount of $6,000,000 in loans and advances may be made and remain outstanding, at any time, by Loan Parties to Subsidiaries which are not Loan Parties;

(e)       Guarantees constituting Indebtedness permitted by Section 6.01;

(f)       loans or advances made by a Loan Party to its employees on an arms-length basis in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practices for travel and entertainment expenses, relocation costs and similar purposes up to a maximum of $2,500,000 in the aggregate at any one time outstanding;

(g)       subject to Sections 4.2(a) and 4.4 of the Security Agreement, notes payable, or stock or other securities issued by Account Debtors to a Loan Party pursuant to negotiated agreements with respect to settlement of such Account Debtor’s Accounts in the ordinary course of business, consistent with past practices;

(h)       investments in the form of Swap Agreements permitted by Section 6.07;

(i)       investments of any Person existing at the time such Person becomes a Subsidiary of a Borrower or consolidates or merges with a Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries, in either case, in accordance with the terms hereof (including in connection with a Permitted Acquisition) so long as such investments were not made in contemplation of such Person becoming a Subsidiary or of such merger;

(j)       investments received in connection with the dispositions of assets permitted by Section 6.05;

(k)       investments constituting deposits described in clauses (c) and (d) of the definition of the term “Permitted Encumbrances”;

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(l)       Permitted Acquisitions;

(m)       Indebtedness permitted pursuant to Section 6.01 or any Restricted Payment permitted pursuant to Section 6.08, in each case, to the extent such Indebtedness or Restricted Payment constitutes an investment;

(n)       any investments received in compromise or resolution of (x) obligations of trade creditors or customers incurred in the ordinary course of business of the Borrowers, including pursuant to any plan of reorganization or similar arrangement upon the bankruptcy or insolvency of any trade creditor or customer or (y) litigation, arbitration or other disputes with persons who are not Affiliates; provided, that any such investments shall be pledged in accordance with the Security Agreement (subject to any grace periods therein for perfecting such security interest);

(o)       receivables owing to the Borrowers or any of their respective Subsidiaries created in the ordinary course of business and payable or in accordance with customary trade terms;

(p)       to the extent the same constitute investments, inventory of non-Loan Parties held by the Borrowers for sale subject to consignment or similar arrangements;

(q)       investments in wholly-owned Domestic Subsidiaries that become Loan Parties in accordance with Section 5.13;

(r)       other investments and other acquisitions; provided that at the time any such investment or other acquisition is made, the aggregate outstanding amount of all investments made in reliance on this clause (r) together with the aggregate amount of all consideration paid in connection with all other acquisitions made in reliance on this clause (r) (including the aggregate principal amount of all Indebtedness assumed in connection with any such other acquisition), shall not exceed the sum of $5,000,000, plus the Cumulative Retained Excess Cash Flow Amount that is in effect immediately prior to the time of making of such investment or acquisition (provided that the use of the Cumulative Retained Excess Cash Flow Amount to make investments and acquisitions under this clause (r) shall be subject to (i) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would be caused by the making of such investment and (ii) (x) both prior to and after giving effect to such investment or acquisition, the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio shall not exceed 4.20:1.00 as of the last day of the most recent Fiscal Quarter for which financial statements shall have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b) (or, prior to the delivery of any such financial statements, as of the last Fiscal Quarter included in the financial statements referred to in Section 3.04(a)) and (y) the Borrower Representative shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent a certificate of a Financial Officer of Holdings, setting forth reasonably detailed calculations demonstrating the satisfaction of the condition appearing in clause (x) above);

(s)       (i) any investment in fixed income or other assets by any Subsidiary that is a so-called “captive” insurance company (each, an “Insurance Subsidiary”) in connection with its provision of insurance to Holdings, the Borrowers or any of their Subsidiaries, which investment is made in the ordinary course of business or consistent with industry practice of such Insurance Subsidiary or by reason of applicable law, rule, regulation or order, or that is required or approved by any regulatory authority having jurisdiction over such Insurance Subsidiary or its business, as applicable (including, without limitation, any such investments held by a trust established by such Insurance Subsidiary as grantor pursuant to applicable insurance regulations), (ii) to the extent the same constitutes investments, insurance arrangements provided by any Insurance Subsidiary (including any trust established by any such Insurance Subsidiary as grantor pursuant to applicable insurance regulations) to Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries and (iii) investments by any Insurance Subsidiary in any trust established by such Insurance Subsidiary as grantor pursuant to applicable insurance regulations; and

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(t)       (i) investments in Insurance Subsidiaries in an aggregate amount not to exceed $11,750,000 (as valued at cost at the time each such investment is made) and (ii) additional investments in Insurance Subsidiaries to the extent (x) reasonably necessary (as determined in good faith by the Borrower Representative) in connection with the Insurance Subsidiaries’ providing self-insurance to the Borrowers and their Subsidiaries or (y) required by Requirements of Law in connection with the provision of such insurance; provided that the aggregate amount of any investments described in clause (ii) of this Section 6.04(t) that shall have been made in any applicable fiscal period shall be disclosed in the Financials Certificate delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(c) in respect of such fiscal period.

SECTION 6.05.      Asset Sales. No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, sell, transfer, lease or otherwise dispose of any asset, including any Equity Interest owned by it or income or revenues (including accounts receivable) or rights in respect of any thereof, nor will any Borrower or any Subsidiary issue any additional Equity Interest (other than to another Borrower or another Subsidiary in compliance with Section 6.04), except:

(a)       sales, transfers and dispositions of (i) inventory in the ordinary course of business (including inventory held for sale pursuant to Section 6.04(p)), (ii) used, obsolete, worn out or surplus equipment or property in the ordinary course of business, (iii) securities of trade creditors or customers received pursuant to any dispute settlement, plan of reorganization or similar arrangement following the bankruptcy or insolvency of such trade creditor or customer and (iv) intellectual property that is no longer material to the conduct of the business of the Loan Parties;

(b)       sales, transfers and dispositions of assets to any Borrower or any other Loan Party;

(c)       sales, transfers and dispositions of accounts receivable in connection with the compromise, settlement or collection thereof;

(d)       sales, transfers and dispositions of Permitted Investments and other investments permitted by clauses (i) and (k) of Section 6.04;

(e)       Sale and Leaseback Transactions permitted by Section 6.06;

(f)       dispositions resulting from any casualty or other insured damage to, or any taking under power of eminent domain or by condemnation or similar proceeding of, any property or asset of any Borrower or any Subsidiary;

(g)       licenses and sublicenses of intellectual property granted in the ordinary course of business;

(h)       sales, transfers and other dispositions of assets (other than Equity Interests in a Subsidiary unless all Equity Interests in such Subsidiary are sold) that are not permitted by any other paragraph of this Section; and

(i)       subleases entered into in the ordinary course of business, to the extent that they do not materially interfere with the business of Holdings and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole;

provided that all sales, transfers, leases and other dispositions permitted hereby (other than those permitted by paragraphs (b) and (f) above and abandonment of intellectual property no longer material to the business of the Loan Parties) shall be made for fair value and for all cash consideration.

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SECTION 6.06.      Sale and Leaseback Transactions. No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, enter into any arrangement, directly or indirectly, whereby it shall sell or transfer any property, real or personal, used or useful in its business, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, and thereafter rent or lease such property or other property that it intends to use for substantially the same purpose or purposes as the property sold or transferred (a “Sale and Leaseback Transaction”), except for any such sale of any fixed or capital assets by the Borrowers or any Subsidiary that is approved by the Required Lenders, made for cash consideration in an amount not less than the fair value of such fixed or capital asset and consummated within ninety (90) days after the Borrowers or such Subsidiary acquire or complete the construction of such fixed or capital asset.

SECTION 6.07.      Swap Agreements. No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, enter into any Swap Agreement, except (a) Swap Agreements entered into to hedge or mitigate risks to which any Borrower or any Subsidiary has actual exposure (other than those in respect of Equity Interests of any Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries), (b) Swap Agreements entered into in order to effectively cap, collar or exchange interest rates (from floating to fixed rates, from one floating rate to another floating rate or otherwise) with respect to any interest-bearing liability or investment of any Borrower or any Subsidiary and (c) Permitted Call Spread Swap Agreements.

SECTION 6.08.      Restricted Payments; Certain Payments of Indebtedness. (a) No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, declare or make, or agree to pay or make, directly or indirectly, any Restricted Payment, or incur any obligation (contingent or otherwise) to do so, except, (x) any Loan Party may make a Permitted Holdings Dividend and (y) so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would result therefrom (including after giving effect thereto on a pro forma basis), (i) each of Holdings and the Borrowers may declare and pay dividends with respect to its common stock payable solely in additional shares of its common stock, and, with respect to its preferred stock, payable solely in additional shares of such preferred stock or in shares of its common stock, (ii) Subsidiaries may declare and pay dividends to the Borrowers, (iii) the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries may make Restricted Payments payable solely in the form of their Equity Interests pursuant to and in accordance with employment agreements, bonus plans, stock option plans, or other benefit plans for existing, new and former management, directors, employees and consultants of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries, (iv) Holdings and its Subsidiaries may make any other Restricted Payment, so long as the aggregate amount of all such Restricted Payments made pursuant to this clause (iv) during any Fiscal Year does not exceed the sum of $5,000,000 plus the Cumulative Retained Excess Cash Flow Amount that is in effect immediately prior to the time of making of such Restricted Payment (provided that the use of the Cumulative Retained Excess Cash Flow Amount to make Restricted Payments shall be subject to (A) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would be caused by the making of such Restricted Payment and (B) (x) both prior to and after giving effect to such Restricted Payment, the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio shall not exceed 3.25:1.00 as of the last day of the most recent Fiscal Quarter for which financial statements shall have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b) (or, prior to the delivery of any such financial statements, as of the last Fiscal Quarter included in the financial statements referred to in Section 3.04(a)) and (y) the Borrower Representative shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent a certificate of a Financial Officer of Holdings, setting forth reasonably detailed calculations demonstrating the satisfaction of the condition appearing in clause (x) above) and (v) Holdings may enter into, exercise its rights and perform its obligations under, Permitted Call Spread Swap Agreements.

(b)       No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, make or agree to pay or make, directly or indirectly, any payment or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property) of or in respect of principal of or interest on any Indebtedness, or any payment or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property), including any sinking fund or similar deposit, on account of the purchase, redemption, retirement, acquisition, cancellation or termination of any Indebtedness, except:

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(i)       payment of Indebtedness created under the Loan Documents;

(ii)       payment of regularly scheduled interest and principal payments as and when due in respect of any Indebtedness permitted under this Agreement, other than payments in respect of the Subordinated Indebtedness prohibited by the subordination provisions thereof;

(iii)       payment of intercompany Indebtedness incurred in accordance with Section 6.01;

(iv)       refinancings of Indebtedness to the extent permitted by Section 6.01;

(v)       payment of secured Indebtedness that becomes due as a result of the voluntary sale or transfer of the property or assets securing such Indebtedness so long as the proceeds of such sale are sufficient to repay such Indebtedness in full;

(vi)       payments made in respect of the sinking fund requirement under the New Markets Tax Credit Financing, so long as (i) after giving effect to such payment, the aggregate amount of all such payments does not exceed the then outstanding principal amount of the Dairyland HP Indebtedness, and (ii) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would be caused by such payment;

(vii)       prepayments or repayments with respect to the Dairyland HP Indebtedness, so long as no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would be caused by such payment;

(viii)       mandatory prepayments and voluntary repayments of Indebtedness under the ABL Facility to the extent not prohibited by the Intercreditor Agreement;

(ix)       issuance of Equity Interests, or making cash payments (in the case of any cash payments in respect of Permitted Convertible Seller Notes, so long as no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would be caused by such payment), in connection with or as part of the conversion, redemption, retirement, prepayment or cancellation of any Permitted Convertible Notes;

(x)       payment of regularly scheduled interest payments in respect of Permitted Convertible Seller Notes permitted pursuant to clause (i) of Section 6.01(j) hereof, so long as no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would be caused by such payment; and

(xi)       any other payments in respect of Subordinated Indebtedness, so long as (i) the aggregate amount of all payments made pursuant to this clause (xi) does not exceed the Cumulative Retained Excess Cash Flow Amount that is in effect immediately prior to the time of making such payment, (ii) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would be caused by such payment and (iii) (x) both prior to and after giving effect to such payment, the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio shall not exceed 3.25:1.00 as of the last day of the most recent Fiscal Quarter for which financial statements shall have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or 5.01(b) (or, prior to the delivery of any such financial statements, as of the last Fiscal Quarter included in the financial statements referred to in Section 3.04(a)) and (y) the Borrower Representative shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent a certificate of a Financial Officer of Holdings, setting forth reasonably detailed calculations demonstrating the satisfaction of the condition appearing in clause (x) above;

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provided, however, that no such payment or distribution shall be made in respect of the ABL Obligations in violation of the Intercreditor Agreement or in respect of any Subordinated Indebtedness in violation of the subordination provisions applicable thereto.

(c)       No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, make, directly or indirectly, any Specified Earn-Out Payment, unless no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would be caused by such Specified Earn-Out Payment.

(d)       Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section 6.08, from the First Amendment Date through the Closing Date Leverage Restoration Date,

(i)       no Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, declare or make, or agree to pay or make, directly or indirectly, any Restricted Payment, or incur any obligation (contingent or otherwise) to do so, that otherwise would be permitted under clauses (x) (solely in respect of Permitted Holdings Dividends described in clause (ii) of the definition thereof) or (y)(iv) of Section 6.08(a); and

(ii)        no Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, make or agree to pay or make, directly or indirectly, any payment or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property) of or in respect of principal of or interest on any Indebtedness, or any payment or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property), including any sinking fund or similar deposit, on account of the purchase, redemption, retirement, acquisition, cancellation or termination of any Indebtedness, that otherwise would be permitted under clauses (iv) (other than with respect to any refinancing of the NMTC Financing), (vii) (with respect to prepayments only), (ix) (other than with respect to the issuance of Equity Interests or the making of cash payments, in each case, upon conversion of the Permitted Convertible Seller Notes), and (xi) of Section 6.08(b).

SECTION 6.09.      Transactions with Affiliates. No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, sell, lease or otherwise transfer any property or assets to, or purchase, lease or otherwise acquire any property or assets from, or otherwise engage in any other transactions with, any of its Affiliates, except (a) transactions that (i) are in the ordinary course of business and (ii) are at prices and on terms and conditions not less favorable to such Loan Party or such Subsidiary than could be obtained on an arm’s-length basis from unrelated third parties, (b) transactions between or among any Borrower and any Subsidiary that is a Loan Party not involving any other Affiliate, (c) (i) transactions involving Insurance Subsidiaries and/or trusts established by Insurance Subsidiaries, including, without limitation, investments in Insurance Subsidiaries and/or trusts established by Insurance Subsidiaries, that are not prohibited by the terms of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and (ii) other transactions that are expressly permitted by the terms of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, (d) transactions set forth on Schedule 3.22; provided that any renewal or extension of the leases set forth on such schedule shall be, in the Borrower Representative’s reasonable discretion, on terms no less favorable to the Loan Parties than could be obtained on an arm’s-length basis from unrelated parties and (e) the Master Operating Sublease, dated on April 26, 2012, between Dairyland and Dairyland HP, relating to the Dairyland HP Facility, as the same may be amended from time to time.

SECTION 6.10.      Restrictive Agreements. No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly, enter into, incur or permit to exist any agreement or other arrangement that prohibits, restricts or imposes any condition upon (a) the ability of such Loan Party or Subsidiary to create, incur or permit to exist any Lien upon any of its property or assets, or (b) the ability of any Subsidiary to pay dividends or other distributions with respect to any Equity Interests or to make or repay loans or advances to any other Loan Party or Subsidiary or to Guarantee Indebtedness of any other Loan Party or Subsidiary; provided that (i) the foregoing shall not apply to restrictions and conditions imposed by law or

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by any Loan Document, (ii) the foregoing shall not apply to restrictions and conditions existing on the Effective Date identified on Schedule 6.10 (but shall apply to any extension or renewal of, or any amendment or modification expanding the scope of, any such restriction or condition), (iii) the foregoing shall not apply to customary restrictions and conditions contained in agreements relating to the sale of a Subsidiary pending such sale, provided such restrictions and conditions apply only to the Subsidiary that is to be sold and such sale is permitted hereunder, (iv) clause (a) of the foregoing shall not apply to restrictions or conditions imposed by any agreement relating to secured Indebtedness permitted by this Agreement if such restrictions or conditions apply only to the property or assets securing such Indebtedness as permitted by this Agreement, (v) clause (a) of the foregoing shall not apply to Excluded Assets and customary provisions in leases or licenses restricting the assignment thereof or the grant of a security interest therein, in each case, to the extent such provisions are required by the parties thereto and not bargained for by any Loan Party or Subsidiary, (vi) the foregoing shall not apply to restrictions and conditions contained in agreements relating to Permitted Convertible Notes (excluding Permitted Convertible Seller Notes), and (vii) the foregoing shall not apply to the ABL Loan Documents.

SECTION 6.11.      Amendment of Material Documents. No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, amend, modify or waive any of its rights under (a) any agreement relating to any Subordinated Indebtedness, except as not prohibited by the intercreditor agreement between the Administrative Agent and the holders of such Indebtedness, (b) its charter, articles or certificate of incorporation or organization, by-laws, operating, management or partnership agreement or other organizational or governing documents, in each case, to the extent any such amendment, modification or waiver would be adverse to the Lenders or (c) any ABL Loan Document, except to the extent not prohibited by the Intercreditor Agreement.

SECTION 6.12.      Compliance with Certain Laws. No Loan Party shall, and no Loan Party shall permit any of its Subsidiaries to fail to, comply with the laws, regulations and executive orders referred to in Section 3.24 and 3.25.

SECTION 6.13.      Minimum Liquidity. No Loan Party will permit Liquidity to be less than $35,000,000 (the “Minimum Liquidity Requirement Amount”) as of the last day of any Fiscal Quarter ending after the Sixth Amendment Date for which EBITDA is less than $10,000,000 (the “Minimum Liquidity Requirement”).

Article VII

Events of Default

If any of the following events (collectively, “Events of Default,” and, each, an “Event of Default”) shall occur:

(a)       the Borrowers shall fail to pay any principal of any Loan when and as the same shall become due and payable, whether at the due date thereof or at a date fixed for prepayment thereof or otherwise;

(b)       the Borrowers shall fail to pay any interest on any Loan or any fee or any other amount (other than an amount referred to in clause (a) of this Article) payable under this Agreement, when and as the same shall become due and payable, and such failure shall continue unremedied for a period of three (3) Business Days;

(c)       any representation or warranty made or deemed made by or on behalf of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary in, or in connection with, this Agreement or any other Loan Document or any

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amendment or modification hereof or thereof or waiver hereunder or thereunder, or in any report, certificate, financial statement or other document furnished pursuant to or in connection with this Agreement or any other Loan Document or any amendment or modification hereof or thereof or waiver hereunder or thereunder, shall prove to have been incorrect in any material respect when made or deemed made;

(d)       any Loan Party shall fail to observe or perform any covenant, condition or agreement contained in (i) Section 5.02(a), 5.03 (with respect to a Loan Party’s existence), or in Article VI of this Agreement or (ii) Article IV or VII of the Security Agreement; provided that a failure to comply with any Minimum Liquidity Requirement in Section 6.13 shall be subject to cure pursuant to the last paragraph of this Article VII;

(e)       any Loan Party shall fail to observe or perform any covenant, condition or agreement contained (i) in Section 5.08 or 5.10 of this Agreement, and such failure, if capable of being remedied, shall continue unremedied for a period of five (5) days, (ii) in Section 5.02 (other than clause (a)) of this Agreement, and such failure, if capable of being remedied, shall continue unremedied for a period of ten (10) days or (iii) in this Agreement (other than those specified in clause (a), (b), (d) or (e)(i) of this Article) or in the Security Agreement (other than those specified in clause (d) of this Article), and such failure in either case shall continue unremedied for a period of 30 days after the earlier of (x) an Authorized Officer of any Loan Party obtaining actual knowledge of such default and (y) notice thereof from the Administrative Agent to the Borrower Representative;

(f)       any Loan Party or any Subsidiary shall fail to make any payment (whether of principal, or interest, fees or any other amount and regardless of amount) in respect of the ABL Facility or any other Material Indebtedness, when and as the same shall become due and payable (after giving effect to any applicable grace periods);

(g)       after giving effect to any applicable grace periods with respect thereto, any event or condition occurs that results in the ABL Facility or any other Material Indebtedness becoming due prior to its scheduled maturity or that enables or permits the holder or holders of the ABL Facility or any Material Indebtedness or any trustee or agent on its or their behalf to cause any of the ABL Obligations or any Material Indebtedness, as applicable, to become due, or to require the prepayment, repurchase, redemption or defeasance thereof, prior to its scheduled maturity; provided that this clause (g) shall not apply to (x) secured Indebtedness that becomes due as a result of the voluntary sale or transfer of the property or assets securing such Indebtedness in accordance with the terms hereof so long as the proceeds of such sale are sufficient to repay such Indebtedness in full, (y) any redemption, repurchase, conversion or settlement with respect to any Permitted Convertible Notes pursuant to their terms unless such redemption, repurchase, conversion or settlement results from a default thereunder or an event of the type that constitutes an Event of Default or (z) any early payment requirement or unwinding or termination with respect to any Permitted Call Spread Swap Agreement;

(h)       (A) an involuntary proceeding shall be commenced or an involuntary petition shall be filed seeking (i) liquidation, reorganization or other relief in respect of a Loan Party or any Subsidiary of any Loan Party or its debts, or of a substantial part of its assets, under any Federal, state or foreign bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or similar law now or hereafter in effect or (ii) the appointment of a receiver, trustee, custodian, sequestrator, conservator or similar official for any Loan Party or any Subsidiary of any Loan Party or for a substantial part of its assets, and, in any such case, such proceeding or petition shall continue undismissed for sixty (60) days or an order or decree approving or ordering any of the foregoing shall be entered or (B) the occurrence of the event described in clause (h) of Article VIII of the ABL Facility (as in effect on the date hereof);

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(i)       (A) any Loan Party or any Subsidiary of any Loan Party shall (i) voluntarily commence any proceeding or file any petition seeking liquidation, reorganization or other relief under any Federal, state or foreign bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or similar law now or hereafter in effect, (ii) consent to the institution of, or fail to contest in a timely and appropriate manner, any proceeding or petition described in clause (h) of this Article, (iii) apply for or consent to the appointment of a receiver, trustee, custodian, sequestrator, conservator or similar official for such Loan Party or Subsidiary of any Loan Party or for a substantial part of its assets, (iv) file an answer admitting the material allegations of a petition filed against it in any such proceeding, (v) make a general assignment for the benefit of creditors or (vi) take any action for the purpose of effecting any of the foregoing or (B) the occurrence of the event described in clause (i) of Article VIII of the ABL Facility (as in effect on the date hereof);

(j)       any Loan Party or any Subsidiary of any Loan Party shall become unable, admit in writing its inability or fail generally to pay its debts as they become due;

(k)       (i) one or more judgments for the payment of money in an aggregate amount in excess of $25,000,000, including, without limitation, any such final order enforcing a binding arbitration decision, shall be rendered against any Loan Party, any Subsidiary of any Loan Party or any combination thereof and the same shall remain undischarged for a period of forty-five (45) consecutive days during which execution shall not be effectively stayed, or any action shall be legally taken by a judgment creditor to attach or levy upon any assets of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary of any Loan Party to enforce any such judgment; or (ii) any Loan Party or Subsidiary shall fail within forty-five (45) days to discharge one or more non-monetary judgments or orders which, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, which judgments or orders, in any such case, are not stayed on appeal or otherwise being appropriately contested in good faith by proper proceedings diligently pursued; provided, however, that no Event of Default shall occur under this clause (k) if and for so long as (i) the full amount of such judgment, order or award is covered by a valid and binding policy of insurance and (ii) such insurer has been notified of such judgment, and the amount thereof, and has not disputed or contested the claim made for payment of the full amount of such judgment, order or award under such policy;

(l)       an ERISA Event shall have occurred that when taken together with all other ERISA Events that have occurred, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;

(m)       a Change in Control shall occur;

(n)       the Loan Guaranty shall fail to remain in full force or effect or any action shall be taken to discontinue or to assert the invalidity or unenforceability of the Loan Guaranty, or any Loan Guarantor shall fail to comply with any of the terms or provisions of the Loan Guaranty to which it is a party, or any Loan Guarantor shall deny that it has any further liability under the Loan Guaranty to which it is a party, or shall give notice to such effect;

(o)       except as permitted by the terms of any Collateral Document, the Intercreditor Agreement or this Agreement, (i) any Collateral Document shall for any reason fail to create or keep created a valid security interest in any material portion of the Collateral purported to be covered thereby, or (ii) other than as a result of the failure of any Agent to take any action within its control to maintain perfection of the Liens created in favor of the Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties pursuant to the Loan Documents (excluding any action based on facts or circumstances for which the applicable Agent has not been notified in accordance with the provisions of the Loan Documents), any Lien securing any material portion of the Secured Obligations shall cease to be a perfected Lien having the priority required by the Loan Documents;

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(p)       except as permitted by the terms of any Collateral Document, any action shall be taken to discontinue or to assert the invalidity or unenforceability of any Collateral Document; or

(q)       (i) any material provision of any Loan Document for any reason ceases to be valid, binding and enforceable in accordance with its terms or (ii) any Loan Party shall challenge the enforceability of any Loan Document or shall assert in writing, or engage in any action or inaction based on any such assertion, that any provision of any of the Loan Documents has ceased to be or otherwise is not valid, binding and enforceable in accordance with its terms;

then, and in every such event (other than an event with respect to the Loan Parties described in clause (h) or (i) of this Article), and at any time thereafter during the continuance of such event, the Administrative Agent may, and at the request of the Required Lenders shall, by notice to the Borrower Representative, take either or both of the following actions, at the same or different times: (i) terminate the DDTL Commitments, whereupon the DDTL Commitments shall terminate immediately, and (ii) declare the Loans then outstanding to be due and payable in whole (or in part, in which case any principal not so declared to be due and payable may thereafter be declared to be due and payable), whereupon the principal of the Loans so declared to be due and payable, together with accrued interest thereon and all fees and other obligations of the Borrowers accrued hereunder, shall become due and payable immediately, without presentment, demand, protest or other notice of any kind, all of which are hereby waived by the Borrowers; and in case of any event with respect to the Loan Parties described in clause (h) or (i) of this Article, the DDTL Commitments shall automatically terminate and the principal of the Loans then outstanding, together with accrued interest thereon and all fees and other obligations of the Loan Parties accrued hereunder, shall automatically become due and payable, without presentment, demand, protest or other notice of any kind, all of which are hereby waived by the Loan Parties. Upon the occurrence and the continuance of an Event of Default, any Agent may, in accordance with and subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement, and at the request of the Required Lenders shall, exercise any rights and remedies provided to the Collateral Agent under the Loan Documents or at law or equity, including all remedies provided under the UCC.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein (including in the immediately preceding paragraph), if the Loan Parties shall fail to be in compliance with the Minimum Liquidity Requirement as of any Testing Date pursuant to Section 6.13, Holdings shall have the right (the “Liquidity Cure Right”) at any time on or prior to the fifteenth day after the applicable Testing Date (the “Liquidity Cure Deadline”) to issue Equity Interests (in the form of common stock of Holdings) for cash (any such cash amount so received, a “Liquidity Cure Amount”) and to distribute such Liquidity Cure Amount to the Borrowers in exchange for common stock of the Borrowers, and thereupon (a) the sum of all unrestricted (other than Liens granted under the ABL Loan Documents and the Loan Documents) cash and cash equivalents of the Loan Parties as of the applicable Testing Date shall be recalculated to reflect and include the Liquidity Cure Amount solely for purposes of determining compliance with the Minimum Liquidity Requirement pursuant to Section 6.13 and (b) Liquidity as of such Testing Date shall be recalculated giving effect to such increased amount. If after giving effect to the foregoing recalculation the Minimum Liquidity Requirement as of the applicable Testing Date pursuant to Section 6.13 would be satisfied, the Minimum Liquidity Requirement shall be deemed satisfied as of the applicable Testing Date with the same effect as though there had been no failure to comply therewith as of such date, and the applicable breach thereof (and purported or actual Event of Default or Default as a result of such breach) shall be deemed automatically waived and cured for such Testing Date. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (x) neither the Administrative Agent nor any Lender may exercise any rights or remedies on the basis of any actual or purported Event of Default under Section 6.13 (or any other Default as a result thereof) unless and until the Liquidity Cure Deadline has occurred without the Liquidity Cure Right having been exercised in accordance with the terms of this paragraph and (y) (i) the cash represented by the Liquidity Cure Amount must otherwise constitute unrestricted (other

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than Liens granted under the ABL Loan Documents and the Loan Documents) cash and cash equivalents of the Loan Parties and (ii) Holdings shall not exercise the Liquidity Cure Right more than five (5) times after the Sixth Amendment Date.

Article VIII

The Administrative Agent AND THE COLLATERAL AGENT

Each of the Lenders hereby irrevocably appoints Jefferies Finance LLC as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent hereunder and under each other Loan Document, and each of the Lenders authorizes each of the Agents to enter into the Intercreditor Agreement, on behalf of such Lender (each Lender hereby agreeing to be bound by the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement, as if it were a party thereto) and to take such actions on its behalf, including execution of the other Loan Documents, and on behalf of the Secured Parties and to exercise such powers as are delegated to the Agents by the terms hereof and the terms of the other Loan Documents, together with such actions and powers as are reasonably incidental thereto.

The financial institution serving as the Administrative Agent hereunder shall have the same rights and powers in its capacity as a Lender as any other Lender and may exercise the same as though it were not the Administrative Agent, and such institution and its Affiliates may accept deposits from, lend money to and generally engage in any kind of business with the Loan Parties or any Subsidiary or other Affiliate thereof as if it were not the Administrative Agent hereunder.

No Agent shall have any duties or obligations except those expressly set forth herein. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, (a) no Agent shall be subject to any fiduciary or other implied duties, regardless of whether a Default has occurred and is continuing, (b) no Agent shall have any duty to take any discretionary action or exercise any discretionary powers, except discretionary rights and powers expressly contemplated hereby that such Agent is required to exercise in writing as directed by the Required Lenders (or such other number or percentage of the Lenders as shall be necessary under the circumstances as provided in Section 9.02) or as otherwise set forth in the Intercreditor Agreement, and (c) except as expressly set forth herein, no Agent shall have any duty to disclose, and shall not be liable for the failure to disclose, any information relating to any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries that is communicated to or obtained by the financial institution serving as either Agent or any of its Affiliates in any capacity. No Agent shall be liable for any action taken or not taken by it with the consent or at the request of the Required Lenders (or such other number or percentage of the Lenders as shall be necessary under the circumstances as provided in Section 9.02) or in the absence of its own gross negligence or willful misconduct. No Agent shall be deemed to have knowledge of any Default unless and until written notice thereof is given to such Agent by the Borrower Representative or a Lender, and neither Agent shall be responsible for or have any duty to ascertain or inquire into (i) any statement, warranty or representation made in or in connection with this Agreement, (ii) the contents of any certificate, report or other document delivered hereunder or in connection herewith, (iii) the performance or observance of any of the covenants, agreements or other terms or conditions set forth herein, (iv) the validity, enforceability, effectiveness or genuineness of any Loan Document (other than the Intercreditor Agreement) or other instrument or document, (v) the creation, perfection or priority of Liens on the Collateral or the existence of the Collateral, or (vi) the satisfaction of any condition set forth in Article IV or elsewhere herein, other than to confirm receipt of items expressly required to be delivered to such Agent.

The Agents shall be entitled to rely upon, and shall not incur any liability for relying upon, any notice, request, certificate, consent, statement, instrument, document or other writing believed by it to be genuine and to have been signed or sent by the proper Person. The Agents also may rely upon any statement made to it orally or by telephone and believed by it to be made by the proper Person, and shall not incur any liability for relying thereon. The Agents may consult with legal counsel (who may be counsel for the

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Borrowers), independent accountants and other experts selected by it, and shall not be liable for any action taken or not taken by it in accordance with the advice of any such counsel, accountants or experts.

Either Agent may perform any and all its duties and exercise its rights and powers by or through any one or more sub-agents appointed by such Agent. The Agents and any such sub-agent may perform any and all its duties and exercise its rights and powers through their respective Related Parties. The exculpatory provisions of the preceding s shall apply to any such sub-agent and to the Related Parties of the Agents and any such sub-agent, and shall apply to their respective activities in connection with the syndication of the credit facilities provided for herein as well as activities as an Agent.

To the extent required by any Requirement of Law, the Administrative Agent may withhold from any payment to any Lender an amount equivalent to any withholding tax applicable to such payment. If the IRS or any other Governmental Authority asserts a claim that the Administrative Agent did not properly withhold tax from amounts paid to or for the account of any Lender for any reason, or the Administrative Agent has paid over to the IRS or other Governmental Authority applicable withholding tax relating to a payment to a Lender but no deduction has been made from such payment, such Lender shall indemnify the Administrative Agent fully for all amounts paid, directly or indirectly, by the Administrative Agent as a Tax or otherwise, including any penalties, additions to tax or interest and together with any and all expenses incurred, unless such amounts have been indemnified by the Borrowers or another Loan Party. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to any Lender by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Each Lender hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender under this Agreement or any other Loan Document against any amount due the Administrative Agent under this Article VIII. The agreements in this paragraph shall survive the resignation and/or replacement of the Administrative Agent, any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, a Lender, the repayment of the Loans, the expiration or termination of the DDTL Commitments or the termination of this Agreement or any provision hereof.

The Administrative Agent may resign at any time by notifying the Lenders and the Borrower Representative. Upon any such resignation, the Required Lenders shall have the right, in consultation with the Borrowers, to appoint a successor. If no successor shall have been so appointed by the Required Lenders and shall have accepted such appointment within thirty (30) days after the retiring Administrative Agent gives notice of its resignation, then the retiring Administrative Agent may, on behalf of the Lenders, appoint a successor Administrative Agent. Upon the acceptance of its appointment as Administrative Agent hereunder by a successor, such successor shall succeed to and become vested with all the rights, powers, privileges and duties of the retiring Administrative Agent, and the retiring Administrative Agent shall be discharged from its duties and obligations hereunder. The fees payable by the Borrowers to a successor Administrative Agent shall be the same as those payable to its predecessor unless otherwise agreed between the Borrowers and such successor. After the Administrative Agent’s resignation hereunder, the provisions of this Article, Section 2.17(d) and Section 9.03, as well as any exculpatory, reimbursement and indemnification provisions set forth in any other Loan Document, shall continue in effect for the benefit of such retiring Administrative Agent, its sub agents and their respective Related Parties in respect of any actions taken or omitted to be taken by any of them while it was acting as Administrative Agent. If no successor Administrative Agent has been appointed by the 30th day after the date such notice of resignation was given by the Administrative Agent, the Administrative Agent’s resignation shall become effective and the Required Lenders shall thereafter perform all the duties of the Administrative Agent hereunder and/or under any other Loan Document until such time, if any, as the Required Lenders appoint a successor Administrative Agent as provided above. Upon the acceptance of its appointment as Administrative Agent hereunder by a successor, such successor shall succeed to and become vested with all the rights, powers, privileges and duties of the retiring Administrative Agent, and the retiring (or retired) Administrative Agent shall be discharged from its duties and obligations under the Loan Documents. The fees payable by any Loan Party to a successor Administrative Agent shall be the same as those payable to its predecessor unless

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otherwise agreed between such Loan Party and such successor. The retiring (or retired) Administrative Agent shall remain indemnified to the extent provided in this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall continue in effect for the benefit of the retiring (or retired) Administrative Agent for all of its actions and inactions while serving as the Administrative Agent.

Each Lender acknowledges that it has, independently and without reliance upon either Agent or any other Lender and based on such documents and information as it has deemed appropriate, made its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Agreement. Each Lender also acknowledges that it will, independently and without reliance upon either Agent or any other Lender and based on such documents and information as it shall from time to time deem appropriate, continue to make its own decisions in taking or not taking action under or based upon this Agreement, any other Loan Document or related agreement or any document furnished hereunder or thereunder.

The Lenders are not partners or co-venturers, and no Lender shall be liable for the acts or omissions of, or (except as otherwise set forth herein in case of the Agents) authorized to act for, any other Lender. The Administrative Agent shall have the exclusive right on behalf of the Lenders to enforce the payment of the principal of and interest on any Loan after the date such principal or interest has become due and payable pursuant to the terms of this Agreement; provided that, the foregoing shall not limit or otherwise restrict the rights of the Lenders or any of their Affiliates pursuant to Section 9.08.

In its capacity, the Collateral Agent is a “representative” of the Secured Parties within the meaning of the term “secured party” as defined in the New York Uniform Commercial Code. Each Lender and the Administrative Agent authorizes the Collateral Agent to enter into each of the Collateral Documents to which it is a party and to take all action contemplated by such documents. Each Lender agrees that no Secured Party (other than the Collateral Agent) shall have the right individually to seek to realize upon the security granted by any Collateral Document, it being understood and agreed that such rights and remedies may be exercised solely by the Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties upon the terms of the Collateral Documents. In the event that any Collateral is hereafter pledged by any Person as collateral security for the Secured Obligations, the Collateral Agent is hereby authorized, and hereby granted a power of attorney, to execute and deliver on behalf of the Secured Parties any Loan Documents necessary or appropriate to grant and perfect a Lien on such Collateral in favor of the Collateral Agent on behalf of the Secured Parties. The Lenders and the Administrative Agent hereby authorize the Collateral Agent to release any Lien granted to or held by the Collateral Agent upon any Collateral (i) as described in Section 9.02(d); (ii) as permitted by, but only in accordance with, the terms of the applicable Loan Document; or (iii) if approved, authorized or ratified in writing by the Required Lenders, unless such release is required to be approved by all of the Lenders hereunder. Upon request by the Collateral Agent at any time, the Lenders and the Administrative Agent will confirm in writing the Collateral Agent’s authority to release particular types or items of Collateral pursuant hereto. Upon any sale or transfer of assets constituting Collateral which is permitted pursuant to the terms of any Loan Document, or consented to in writing by the Required Lenders or all of the Lenders, as applicable, and upon at least five (5) Business Days’ prior written request by the Borrower Representative to the Collateral Agent, the Collateral Agent shall (and is hereby irrevocably authorized by the Lenders and the Administrative Agent to) execute such documents as may be necessary to evidence the release of the Liens granted to the Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties herein or pursuant hereto upon the Collateral that was sold or transferred; provided, however, that (i) the Collateral Agent shall not be required to execute any such document on terms which, in the Collateral Agent’s opinion, would expose the Collateral Agent to liability or create any obligation or entail any consequence other than the release of such Liens without recourse or warranty, and (ii) such release shall not in any manner discharge, affect or impair the Secured Obligations or any Liens upon (or obligations of any Loan Party in respect of) all interests retained by any Loan Party, including (without limitation) the proceeds of the sale, all of which shall continue to constitute part of the Collateral.

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Article IX

Miscellaneous

SECTION 9.01.      Notices. (a) Except in the case of notices and other communications expressly permitted to be given by telephone (and subject to paragraph (b) below), all notices and other communications provided for herein shall be in writing and shall be delivered by hand or overnight courier service, mailed by certified or registered mail or sent by facsimile or e-mail, as follows:

(i)       if to any Loan Party, to the Borrower Representative at:

The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc.
100 East Ridge Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Attention: Alexandros Aldous
Telephone: (203) 894-1345, Ext. 10211
Facsimile: (203) 894-9108
E-mail: aaldous@chefswarehouse.com

With a copy to:

Shearman & Sterling LLP
599 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Attention: Gus Atiyah
Telephone: (212) 848-5227
Facsimile: (646) 848-5227
E-mail: Gus.Atiyah@Shearman.com

(ii)       if to the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent, to Jefferies Finance LLC via e-mail to JFIN.Admin@Jefferies.com; and

(iii)       if to any Lender, to it at its address or facsimile number set forth in its Administrative Questionnaire.

All such notices and other communications (i) sent by hand or overnight courier service, or mailed by certified or registered mail, shall be deemed to have been given when received or (ii) sent by facsimile or e-mail shall be deemed to have been given when sent; provided that if not given during normal business hours for the recipient, shall be deemed to have been given at the opening of business on the next Business Day for the recipient.

(b)       Notices and other communications to the Lenders hereunder may be delivered or furnished by electronic communications (including use of a Platform, e-mail and internet or intranet websites) pursuant to procedures approved by the Administrative Agent; provided that the foregoing shall not apply to notices pursuant to Article II or to compliance and no Default certificates delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(c) unless otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent and the applicable Lender. The Administrative Agent or the Borrower Representative (on behalf of the Loan Parties) may, in its discretion, agree to accept notices and other communications to it hereunder by electronic communications pursuant to procedures approved by it; provided that approval of such procedures may be limited to particular notices or communications. All such notices and other communications (a) sent to an e mail address shall be deemed received upon the sender’s receipt of an acknowledgement from the intended recipient (such as by

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the “return receipt requested” function, as available, return e mail or other written acknowledgement); provided that if not given during the normal business hours of the recipient, such notice or communication shall be deemed to have been given at the opening of business on the next Business Day for the recipient, and (b) posted to an Internet or intranet website shall be deemed received upon the deemed receipt by the intended recipient at its e mail address as described in the foregoing clause (b)(i) of notification that such notice or communication is available and identifying the website address therefor.

(c)       The Loan Parties and each Lender acknowledge that certain of the Lenders may be Public Lenders and, if documents or notices required to be delivered pursuant to Section 5.02 or otherwise are being distributed through a Platform, any document or notice that the Borrower has indicated contains Non-Public Information shall not be posted on that portion of the Platform designated for Public Lenders. The Borrower agrees to clearly designate all information provided to the Administrative Agent by or on behalf of the Loan Parties which is suitable to make available to Public Lenders. If the Borrower has not indicated whether a document or notice delivered pursuant to Section 5.02 or otherwise contains Non-Public Information, the Administrative Agent reserves the right to post such document or notice solely on that portion of the Platform designated for Lenders who wish to receive material non-public information with respect to Holdings, its Subsidiaries and their respective securities.

(d)       Public Side Information Contacts. Each Public Lender agrees to cause at least one individual at or on behalf of such Public Lender to have selected the “Private Side Information” or similar designation on the content declaration screen of the Platform in order to enable such Public Lender or its delegate, in accordance with such Public Lender’s compliance procedures and applicable Requirements of Law, including the U.S. Federal and state securities laws, to make reference to electronic communications that are not made available through the “Public Side Information” portion of the Platform and that may contain material non-public information with respect to the Borrower or its securities for purposes of the U.S. Federal or state securities laws. In the event that any Public Lender has elected for itself to not access any information disclosed through the Platform or otherwise, such Public Lender acknowledges that (i) the Agents and other Lenders may have access to such information and (ii) neither the Borrower nor any Agent or other Lender with access to such information shall have (x) any responsibility for such Public Lender’s decision to limit the scope of information it has obtained in connection with this Agreement and the other Loan Documents or (y) any duty to disclose such information to such electing Lender or to use such information on behalf of such electing Lender, and shall not be liable for the failure to so disclose or use such information.

(e)       Any party hereto may change its address or facsimile number for notices and other communications hereunder by notice to the other parties hereto.

SECTION 9.02.      Waivers; Amendments. (a) No failure or delay by the Administrative Agent or any Lender in exercising any right or power hereunder or under any other Loan Document shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any such right or power, or any abandonment or discontinuance of steps to enforce such right or power, preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right or power. The rights and remedies of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders hereunder and under any other Loan Document are cumulative and are not exclusive of any rights or remedies that they would otherwise have. No waiver of any provision of this Agreement or consent to any departure by any Loan Party therefrom shall in any event be effective unless the same shall be permitted by paragraph (b) of this Section, and then such waiver or consent shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the purpose for which given. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the making of a Loan shall not be construed as a waiver of any Default, regardless of whether the Administrative Agent or any Lender may have had notice or knowledge of such Default at the time.

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(b)       Except as provided in Section 2.22 with respect to an Incremental Term Loan Amendment, neither this Agreement nor any provision hereof may be waived, amended or modified except pursuant to an agreement or agreements in writing entered into by the Borrowers and the Required Lenders or by the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent with the consent of the Required Lenders; provided that no such agreement shall (i) increase the Commitment of any Lender without the written consent of such Lender (including any such Lender that is a Defaulting Lender), (ii) reduce or forgive the principal amount of any Loan or reduce the rate of interest thereon (it being agreed that the waiver of the default interest margin referred to in Section 2.13(d) shall only require the consent of Required Lenders), or reduce or forgive any interest or fees payable hereunder, without the written consent of each Lender (including any such Lender that is a Defaulting Lender) directly affected thereby, (iii) postpone any scheduled date of payment of the principal amount of any Loan (other than mandatory prepayments pursuant to Section 2.11), or any date for the payment of any interest or fees payable hereunder, or reduce the amount of, waive or excuse any such payment, or postpone the scheduled date of expiration of any Commitment, without the written consent of each Lender (including any such Lender that is a Defaulting Lender) directly affected thereby, (iv) change Section 2.18(b) or (d) in a manner that would alter the pro rata sharing of payments required thereby, without the written consent of each Lender, (v) change any of the provisions of this Section or the definition of “Required Lenders” or any other provision hereof specifying the number or percentage of Lenders (or Lenders of any class) required to waive, amend or modify any rights hereunder or make any determination or grant any consent hereunder, without the written consent of each Lender, (vi) release all or substantially all of the Loan Guarantors from their obligations under the Loan Guaranty without the written consent of each Lender, or (vii) except as provided in clause (d) of this Section or in any Collateral Document, release all or substantially all of the Collateral, without the written consent of each Lender; provided, further, that no such agreement shall amend, modify or otherwise affect the rights or duties of the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent, hereunder without the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent, as the case may be.

(c)       Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Agreement and any other Loan Document may be amended (or amended and restated) with the written consent of the Required Lenders, the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers (x) to add one or more credit facilities (in addition to the Incremental Term Loans pursuant to an Incremental Term Loan Amendment) to this Agreement and to permit extensions of credit from time to time outstanding thereunder and the accrued interest and fees in respect thereof to share ratably in the benefits of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents with the initial2016 Term Loans, 2020 Extended Term Loans, Delayed Draw Term Loans, Incremental Term Loans and the accrued interest and fees in respect thereof and (y) to include appropriately the Lenders holding such credit facilities in any determination of the Required Lenders and Lenders.

(d)       The Lenders hereby irrevocably authorize the Administrative Agent, at its option and in its sole discretion, to release any Liens granted to the Administrative Agent by the Loan Parties on any Collateral (i) upon the termination of the Commitments, payment and satisfaction in full in cash of all Secured Obligations (other than Unliquidated Obligations), and the cash collateralization of all Unliquidated Obligations in a manner satisfactory to each affected Lender, (ii) constituting property being sold or disposed of if the Loan Party disposing of such property certifies to the Administrative Agent that the sale or disposition is made in compliance with the terms of this Agreement (and the Administrative Agent may rely conclusively on any such certificate, without further inquiry), and to the extent that the property being sold or disposed of constitutes 100% of the Equity Interest of a Subsidiary, the Administrative Agent is authorized to release any Loan Guaranty provided by such Subsidiary, (iii) constituting property leased to a Loan Party under a lease which has expired or been terminated in a transaction permitted under this Agreement, or (iv) as required to effect any sale or other disposition of such Collateral in connection with any exercise of remedies of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders pursuant to Article VII. Except as provided in the preceding sentence, the Administrative Agent will not release any Liens on Collateral without the prior written authorization of the Required Lenders. Any such

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release shall not in any manner discharge, affect or impair the Obligations or any Liens (other than those expressly being released) upon (or obligations of the Loan Parties in respect of) all interests retained by the Loan Parties, including the proceeds of any sale, all of which shall continue to constitute part of the Collateral. If the Administrative Agent releases any Collateral in accordance with the foregoing, Administrative Agent agrees, at Borrowers’ sole expense, to prepare and deliver such documents as Borrower Representative may reasonably request to evidence such release.

(e)       If, in connection with any proposed amendment, waiver or consent requiring the consent of “each Lender” or “each Lender directly affected thereby,” the consent of the Required Lenders is obtained, but the consent of other necessary Lenders is not obtained (any such Lender whose consent is necessary but not obtained being referred to herein as a “Non-Consenting Lender”), then the Borrowers may elect to replace a Non-Consenting Lender as a Lender party to this Agreement; provided that, concurrently with such replacement, (i) another bank or other entity which is reasonably satisfactory to the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent shall agree, as of such date, to purchase for cash the Loans and other Obligations due to the Non-Consenting Lender pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption (or such other documentation reasonably acceptable to the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent) and to become a Lender for all purposes under this Agreement and to assume all obligations of the Non-Consenting Lender to be terminated as of such date and to comply with the requirements of clause (b) of Section 9.04 (provided that so long as the other requirements of this Section 9.02(e) are satisfied, the failure of any Non-Consenting Lender to execute an Assignment and Assumption (or such other documentation reasonably acceptable to the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent) shall not render such assignment and assumption invalid and the assignment effected thereby shall be in full force and effect and shall be recorded in the Register), and (ii) the Borrowers shall pay to such Non-Consenting Lender in same day funds on the day of such replacement (1) all interest, fees and other amounts then accrued but unpaid to such Non-Consenting Lender by the Borrowers hereunder to and including the date of termination, including without limitation payments due to such Non-Consenting Lender under Sections 2.15 and 2.17, and (2) an amount, if any, equal to the payment which would have been due to such Lender on the day of such replacement under Section 2.16 had the Loans of such Non-Consenting Lender been prepaid on such date rather than sold to the replacement Lender.

(f)       Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the Administrative Agent may, with the consent of the Borrower Representative only, amend, modify or supplement this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents to cure any ambiguity, omission, mistake, defect or inconsistency.

SECTION 9.03.      Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver. (a) The Borrowers shall pay (i) all reasonable documented out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the Agents and their Affiliates, including the reasonable and documented fees, charges and disbursements of one primary counsel and one additional counsel in each applicable jurisdiction for the Agents, in connection with the syndication and distribution (including, without limitation, via the internet or through a service such as Intralinks) of the credit facilities provided for herein, the preparation and administration of the Loan Documents or any amendments, modifications or waivers of the provisions of the Loan Documents (whether or not the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby shall be consummated), (ii) all documented out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the Agents or any Lender, including the fees, charges and disbursements of (x) one primary counsel and one additional counsel in each applicable jurisdiction for the Agents, (y) one additional counsel for all Lenders (other than the Agents) and (z) additional counsel in light of actual or potential conflicts of interest or the availability of different claims or defenses for the Administrative Agent or any Lender, in connection with the enforcement, collection or protection of its rights in connection with the Loan Documents, including its rights under this Section, or in connection with the Loans made hereunder, including all such documented out-of-pocket expenses incurred during any workout, restructuring or negotiations in respect of such Loans.

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(b)       The Borrowers shall, jointly and severally, indemnify the Agents, the Arrangers and each Lender, and each Related Party of any of the foregoing Persons (each such Person being called an “Indemnitee”) against, and hold each Indemnitee harmless from, any and all losses, claims, damages, penalties, incremental taxes, liabilities and related expenses, including the fees, charges and disbursements of any counsel for any Indemnitee, incurred by or asserted against any Indemnitee arising out of, in connection with, or as a result of (i) the negotiation, preparation, execution or delivery of the Loan Documents or any agreement or instrument contemplated thereby, the performance by the parties hereto of their respective obligations thereunder or the consummation of the Transactions or any other transactions contemplated hereby, (ii) any Loan or the use of the proceeds therefrom, (iii) any actual or alleged presence or release of Hazardous Materials on or from any property owned or operated by any Borrower or any of their Subsidiaries, or any Environmental Liability related in any way to any Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, (iv) the failure of the Borrowers to deliver to the Administrative Agent the required receipts or other required documentary evidence with respect to a payment made by the Borrowers for Taxes pursuant to Section 2.17, or (v) any actual or prospective claim, litigation, investigation or proceeding relating to any of the foregoing, whether based on contract, tort or any other theory 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, penalties, liabilities or related expenses are determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and nonappealable judgment to have resulted from the gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct of such Indemnitee. This Section 9.03(b) shall not apply with respect to Taxes other than any Taxes that represent losses or damages arising from any non-Tax claim.

(c)       To the extent that the Borrowers fail to pay any amount required to be paid by it to any Agent under paragraph (a) or (b) of this Section, each Lender severally agrees to pay to such Agent such Lender’s Applicable Percentage (determined as of the time that the applicable unreimbursed expense or indemnity payment is sought) of such unpaid amount (it being understood that the Borrowers’ failure to pay any such amount shall not relieve the Borrowers of any default in the payment thereof); provided that the unreimbursed expense or indemnified loss, claim, damage, penalty, liability or related expense, as the case may be, was incurred by or asserted against such Agent in its capacity as such.

(d)       To the extent permitted by applicable law, no Loan Party shall assert, and each hereby waives, any claim against any Indemnitee (i) for any damages arising from the use by others of information or other material obtained through telecommunications, electronic or other information transmission systems (including the Internet), or (ii) on any theory of liability, for special, indirect, consequential or punitive damages (as opposed to direct or actual damages) arising out of, in connection with, or as a result of, this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any agreement or instrument contemplated hereby or thereby, the Transactions, any Loan or the use of the proceeds thereof.

(e)       All amounts due under this Section shall be payable not later than fifteen (15) days after the Borrower Representative’s receipt of written demand therefor.

SECTION 9.04.      Successors and Assigns. (a) The provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns permitted hereby, except that (i) no Loan Party may assign or otherwise transfer any of its rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of each Lender (and any attempted assignment or transfer by any Loan Party without such consent shall be null and void) and (ii) no Lender may assign or otherwise transfer its rights or obligations hereunder except in accordance with this Section. Nothing in this Agreement, expressed or implied, shall be construed to confer upon any Person (other than the parties hereto, their respective successors and assigns permitted hereby, Participants (to the extent provided in paragraph (c) of this Section) and, to the extent expressly contemplated hereby, the Related Parties of each

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of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders) any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under or by reason of this Agreement.

(b)       (i) Subject to the conditions set forth in paragraph (b)(ii) below, any Lender may assign to one or more assignees all or a portion of its rights and obligations under this Agreement (including all or a portion of its DDTL Commitment and the Loans at the time owing to it) with the prior written consent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed) of:

(A)       the Borrower Representative; provided that (x) the Borrower Representative shall be deemed to have consented to any such assignment unless it shall object thereto by written notice to the Administrative Agent within ten (10) Business Days after having received notice thereof, (y) it shall not be unreasonable for the Borrower Representative to withhold its consent for assignments to any Person that is directly engaged in the primary business of distributing food products to business establishments, such as restaurants, country clubs, hotels, caterers, culinary schools and specialty food stores and (z) no consent of the Borrower Representative shall be required for an assignment to a Lender, an Affiliate of a Lender, an Approved Fund or, if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, any other Person; and

(B)       the Administrative Agent.

(ii)       Assignments shall be subject to the following additional conditions:

(A)       except in the case of an assignment to a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender or an assignment of the entire remaining amount of the assigning Lender’s DDTL Commitment or Loans of any class, the amount of the DDTL Commitment or Loans of the assigning Lender subject to each such assignment (determined as of the date the Assignment and Assumption with respect to such assignment is delivered to the Administrative Agent) shall not be less than $1,000,000 unless each of the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent otherwise consent; provided that no such consent of the Borrower Representative shall be required if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing;

(B)       each partial assignment shall be made as an assignment of a proportionate part of all the assigning Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement; provided that this clause shall not be construed to prohibit the assignment of a proportionate part of all the assigning Lender’s rights and obligations in respect of its DDTL Commitment or a class of Loans;

(C)       the parties to each assignment shall execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent an Assignment and Assumption (unless otherwise provided in Section 9.02(e) with respect to the replacement of a Non-Consenting Lender), together with a processing and recordation fee of $3,500; provided that the Administrative Agent may, in its sole discretion, elect to waive or reduce such processing fee in the case of any assignment; and

(D)       the assignee, if it shall not be a Lender, shall deliver to the Administrative Agent an Administrative Questionnaire in which the assignee designates one or more credit contacts to whom all the syndicate-level information (which may contain material non-public information about Loan Parties and their Related Parties or their respective securities) will be made available and who may receive such information in accordance with the assignee’s compliance procedures and applicable laws, including Federal and state securities laws; and

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(E)       In no event shall any Loan Party, any Affiliate of the Loan Parties or any natural person become a Lender hereunder.

For the purposes of this Section 9.04(b), the term “Approved Fund” has the following meaning:

Approved Fund” means any Person (other than a natural person) that is engaged in making, purchasing, holding or investing in bank loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its business and that is administered or managed by (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of a Lender or (c) an entity or an Affiliate of an entity that administers or manages a Lender.

(iii)       Subject to acceptance and recording thereof pursuant to paragraph (b)(iv) of this Section, from and after the effective date specified in each Assignment and Assumption the assignee thereunder shall be a party hereto and, to the extent of the interest assigned by such Assignment and Assumption, have the rights and obligations of a Lender under this Agreement, and the assigning Lender thereunder shall, to the extent of the interest assigned by such Assignment and Assumption, be released from its obligations under this Agreement (and, in the case of an Assignment and Assumption covering all of the assigning Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement, such Lender shall cease to be a party hereto but shall continue to be entitled to the benefits of Sections 2.15, 2.16, 2.17 and 9.03). Any assignment or transfer by a Lender of rights or obligations under this Agreement that does not comply with this Section 9.04 shall be treated for purposes of this Agreement as a sale by such Lender of a participation in such rights and obligations in accordance with paragraph (c) of this Section.

(iv)       The Administrative Agent, acting for this purpose as a non-fiduciary agent of the Borrowers, shall maintain at one of its offices a copy of each Assignment and Assumption delivered to it and a register for the recordation of the names and addresses of the Lenders, and the DDTL Commitment of, and principal amount of (and stated interest on) the Loans owing to, each Lender pursuant to the terms hereof from time to time (the “Register”). The entries in the Register shall be conclusive, and the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall treat each Person whose name is recorded in the Register pursuant to the terms hereof as a Lender hereunder for all purposes of this Agreement, notwithstanding notice to the contrary. The Register shall be available for inspection by the Borrowers and each Lender (with respect to any entry relating to such Lender’s Loans), at any reasonable time and from time to time upon reasonable prior notice. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, the Loans are intended to be treated as registered obligations for tax purposes and the right, title and interest of the Lenders in and to such Loans shall be transferable only in accordance with the terms hereof. This Section 9.04(b)(iv) shall be construed so that the Loans are at all times maintained in “registered form” within the meaning of Sections 163(f), 871(h)(2) and 881(c)(2) of the Code.

(v)       Upon its receipt of a duly completed Assignment and Assumption executed by an assigning Lender and an assignee, the assignee’s completed Administrative Questionnaire (unless the assignee shall already be a Lender hereunder), the processing and recordation fee referred to in paragraph (b) of this Section and any written consent to such assignment required by paragraph (b) of this Section, the Administrative Agent shall accept such Assignment and Assumption and record the information contained therein in the Register; provided that if either the assigning Lender or the assignee shall have failed to make any payment required to be made by it pursuant to Sections 2.07, 2.18(d) or 9.03(c), the Administrative Agent shall have no obligation to accept such Assignment and Assumption and record the information therein in the Register unless and until such payment shall have been made in full, together with all accrued interest thereon. No assignment shall be effective for purposes of this Agreement unless it has been recorded in the Register as provided in this paragraph.

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(c)       Any Lender may, without the consent of the Borrowers, the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent, sell participations to one or more banks or other entities (a “Participant”) in all or a portion of such Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement (including all or a portion of its DDTL Commitment and the Loans owing to it); provided that (A) such Lender’s obligations under this Agreement shall remain unchanged; (B) such Lender shall remain solely responsible to the other parties hereto for the performance of such obligations; (C) the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent and the other Lenders shall continue to deal solely and directly with such Lender in connection with such Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement and (D) no Affiliate of any Loan Party shall become a Participant. Any agreement or instrument pursuant to which a Lender sells such a participation shall provide that such Lender shall retain the sole right to enforce this Agreement and to approve any amendment, modification or waiver of any provision of this Agreement; provided that such agreement or instrument may provide that such Lender will not, without the consent of the Participant, agree to any amendment, modification or waiver described in the first proviso to Section 9.02(b) that affects such Participant. The Borrowers agree that each Participant shall be entitled to the benefits of Section 2.15, 2.16 and 2.17 (subject to the requirements and limitations therein, including the requirements under Section 2.17(f) (it being understood that the documentation required under Section 2.17(f) shall be delivered to the participating Lender)) to the same extent as if it were a Lender and had acquired its interest by assignment pursuant to paragraph (b) of this Section; provided that such Participant (A) agrees to be subject to the provisions of Section 2.18 and 2.19 as if it were an assignee under paragraph (b) of this Section; and (B) shall not be entitled to receive any greater payment under Section 2.15 or 2.17, with respect to any participation, than its participating Lender would have been entitled to receive, except to the extent such entitlement to receive a greater payment results from a Change in Law that occurs after the Participant acquired the applicable participation.

To the extent permitted by law, each Participant also shall be entitled to the benefits of Section 9.08 as though it were a Lender; provided such Participant agrees to be subject to Section 2.18(c) as though it were a Lender. Each Lender that sells a participation shall, acting solely for this purpose as a non-fiduciary agent of the Borrowers, maintain a register on which it enters the name and address of each Participant and the principal amounts (and stated interest) of each Participant’s interest in the Loans or other obligations under this Agreement (the “Participant Register”); provided that no Lender shall have any obligation to disclose all or any portion of the Participant Register to any Person (including the identity of any Participant or any information relating to a Participant’s interest in any DDTL Commitments, Loans or its other obligations under any Loan Document) except to the extent that such disclosure is necessary to establish that such DDTL Commitment, Loan or other obligation is in registered form under Section 5f.103 1(c) of the United States Treasury Regulations. The entries in the Participant Register shall be conclusive absent manifest error, and such Lender shall treat each person whose name is recorded in the Participant Register as the owner of such participation for all purposes of this Agreement notwithstanding any notice to the contrary.

(d)       Any Lender may at any time pledge or assign a security interest in all or any portion of its rights under this Agreement to secure obligations of such Lender, including without limitation any pledge or assignment to secure obligations to a Federal Reserve Bank, and this Section shall not apply to any such pledge or assignment of a security interest; provided that no such pledge or assignment of a security interest shall release a Lender from any of its obligations hereunder or substitute any such pledgee or assignee for such Lender as a party hereto.

SECTION 9.05.      Survival. All covenants, agreements, representations and warranties made by the Loan Parties in the Loan Documents and in the certificates or other instruments delivered in connection with or pursuant to this Agreement or any other Loan Document shall be considered to have been relied upon by the other parties hereto and shall survive the execution and delivery of the Loan Documents and the making of any Loans, regardless of any investigation made by any such other party or on its behalf and notwithstanding that the Administrative Agent or any Lender may have had notice or

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knowledge of any Default or incorrect representation or warranty at the time any credit is extended hereunder, and shall continue in full force and effect as long as the principal of or any accrued interest on any Loan or any fee or any other amount payable under this Agreement is outstanding and unpaid and so long as the DDTL Commitments have not expired or terminated. The provisions of Section 2.15, 2.16, 2.17 and 9.03 and Article VIII shall survive and remain in full force and effect regardless of the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby, the repayment of the Loans, the expiration or termination of the DDTL Commitments or the termination of this Agreement or any other Loan Document or any provision hereof or thereof.

SECTION 9.06.      Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts (and by different parties hereto on different counterparts), each of which shall constitute an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute a single contract. This Agreement, the other Loan Documents and any separate letter agreements with respect to fees payable to the Administrative Agent constitute the entire contract among the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersede any and all previous agreements and understandings, oral or written, relating to the subject matter hereof. This Agreement shall become effective on the Effective Date. Except as provided in Section 4.01, this Agreement shall become effective when it shall have been executed by the Administrative Agent and when the Administrative Agent shall have received counterparts hereof which, when taken together, bear the signatures of each of the other parties hereto, and thereafter shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns. Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Agreement by telecopy, e-mailed .pdf or any other electronic means that reproduces an image of the actual executed signature page shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Agreement. The words “execution,” “signed,” “signature,” “delivery,” and words of like import in or relating to any document to be signed in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby shall be deemed to include Electronic Signatures, deliveries or the keeping of records in electronic form, each of which shall be of the same legal effect, validity or enforceability as a manually executed signature, physical delivery thereof or the use of a paper-based recordkeeping system, as the case may be, to the extent and as provided for in any applicable law, including the Federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, the New York State Electronic Signatures and Records Act, or any other similar state laws based on the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act; provided that nothing herein shall require the Administrative Agent to accept electronic signatures in any form or format without its prior written consent.

SECTION 9.07.      Severability. Any provision of any Loan Document held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability without affecting the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions thereof; and the invalidity of a particular provision in a particular jurisdiction shall not invalidate such provision in any other jurisdiction.

SECTION 9.08.      Right of Setoff. If an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, each Lender and each of its Affiliates is hereby authorized at any time and from time to time, to the fullest extent permitted by law, to set off and apply any and all deposits (general or special, time or demand, provisional or final) at any time held and other obligations at any time owing by such Lender or Affiliate to or for the credit or the account of the Borrowers or any Loan Guarantor against any of and all the Secured Obligations held by such Lender, irrespective of whether or not such Lender shall have made any demand under the Loan Documents and although such obligations may be unmatured. No Lender shall exercise any such right of setoff without the prior consent of the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders. The applicable Lender shall notify the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent of such set-off or application; provided that any failure to give or any delay in giving such notice shall not affect the validity of any such set-off or application under this Section. The rights of each Lender under

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this Section are in addition to other rights and remedies (including other rights of setoff) which such Lender may have.

SECTION 9.09.      Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Consent to Service of Process. (a) This Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York without regard to conflict of law principles (other than sections 5-1401 and 5-1402 of the New York General Obligations Law).

(b)       To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, each Loan Party hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any New York State court or federal court sitting in the County of New York and the Borough of Manhattan in respect of any claim, suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to the provisions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and irrevocably agree that all claims in respect of any such claim, suit, action or proceeding may be heard and determined in any such court and that service of process therein may be made by certified mail, postage prepaid, to your address set forth above. Each Loan Party hereby waives, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any objection that it may now or hereafter have to the laying of venue of any such claim, suit, action or proceeding brought in any such court, and any claim that any such claim, suit, action or proceeding brought in any such court has been brought in an inconvenient forum. Each of the parties hereto agrees that a final judgment in any such action or proceeding shall be conclusive and may be enforced in other jurisdictions by suit on the judgment or in any other manner provided by law. Nothing in this Agreement or any other Loan Document shall affect any right that the Administrative Agent or any Lender may otherwise have to bring any action or proceeding relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document against any Loan Party or its properties in the courts of any jurisdiction.

(c)       Each Loan Party hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waives, to the fullest extent it may legally and effectively do so, any objection which it may now or hereafter have to the laying of venue of any suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document in any court referred to in paragraph (b) of this Section. Each of the parties hereto hereby irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the defense of an inconvenient forum to the maintenance of such action or proceeding in any such court.

(d)       Each party to this Agreement irrevocably consents to service of process in the manner provided for notices in Section 9.01. Nothing in this Agreement or any other Loan Document will affect the right of any party to this Agreement to serve process in any other manner permitted by law.

SECTION 9.10.      WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. EACH PARTY HERETO HEREBY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY OR THEREBY (WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER THEORY). EACH PARTY HERETO (A) CERTIFIES THAT NO REPRESENTATIVE, AGENT OR ATTORNEY OF ANY OTHER PARTY HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH OTHER PARTY WOULD NOT, IN THE EVENT OF LITIGATION, SEEK TO ENFORCE THE FOREGOING WAIVER AND (B) ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT AND THE OTHER PARTIES HERETO HAVE BEEN INDUCED TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MUTUAL WAIVERS AND CERTIFICATIONS IN THIS SECTION.

SECTION 9.11.      Headings. Article and Section headings and the Table of Contents used herein are for convenience of reference only, are not part of this Agreement and shall not affect the construction of, or be taken into consideration in interpreting, this Agreement.

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SECTION 9.12.      Confidentiality. Each of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders agrees to maintain the confidentiality of the Information (as defined below), except that Information may be disclosed (a) to its and its Affiliates’ directors, officers, employees and agents, including affiliates, accountants, legal counsel and other advisors (it being understood that the Persons to whom such disclosure is made will be informed of the confidential nature of such Information and instructed to keep such Information confidential), (b) to the extent requested by any regulatory authority, (c) to the extent required by Requirement of Law or by any subpoena or similar legal process, (d) to any other party to this Agreement, (e) in connection with the exercise of any remedies under this Agreement or any other Loan Document or any suit, action or proceeding relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document or the enforcement of rights hereunder or thereunder, (f) subject to an agreement containing provisions substantially the same as those of this Section, to (1) any assignee of or Participant in, or any prospective assignee of or Participant in, any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement or (2) any actual or prospective counterparty (or its advisors) to any swap or derivative transaction relating to the Loan Parties and their obligations, (g) on a confidential basis to (1) any rating agency in connection with rating Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries or the credit facility provided for herein or (2) the CUSIP Service Bureau or any similar agency in connection with the issuance and monitoring of CUSIP numbers with respect to the credit facility provided for herein, (h) with the consent of the Borrower Representative or (i) to the extent such Information becomes (1) publicly available other than as a result of a breach of this Section or (2) available to the Administrative Agent or any Lender on a non-confidential basis from a source other than the Borrowers. For the purposes of this Section, “Information” means all information received from the Borrowers relating to the Borrowers or their business, other than any such information that is available to the Administrative Agent or any Lender on a non-confidential basis prior to disclosure by the Borrowers and other than information pertaining to this Agreement routinely provided by arrangers to data service providers, including league table providers, that serve the lending industry; provided that, in the case of information received from the Borrowers after the Effective Date, such information is clearly identified at the time of delivery as confidential. Any Person required to maintain the confidentiality of Information as provided in this Section shall be considered to have complied with its obligation to do so if such Person has exercised the same degree of care to maintain the confidentiality of such Information as such Person would accord to its own confidential information.

EACH LENDER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT INFORMATION (AS DEFINED IN SECTION 9.12) FURNISHED TO IT PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT MAY INCLUDE MATERIAL NON-PUBLIC INFORMATION CONCERNING THE LOAN PARTIES, AND THEIR AFFILIATES AND THEIR RELATED PARTIES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SECURITIES, AND CONFIRMS THAT IT HAS DEVELOPED COMPLIANCE PROCEDURES REGARDING THE USE OF MATERIAL NON-PUBLIC INFORMATION AND THAT IT WILL HANDLE SUCH MATERIAL NON-PUBLIC INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THOSE PROCEDURES AND APPLICABLE LAW, INCLUDING FEDERAL AND STATE SECURITIES LAWS.

ALL INFORMATION, INCLUDING REQUESTS FOR WAIVERS AND AMENDMENTS, FURNISHED BY THE BORROWERS OR THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT PURSUANT TO, OR IN THE COURSE OF ADMINISTERING, THIS AGREEMENT WILL BE SYNDICATE-LEVEL INFORMATION, WHICH MAY CONTAIN MATERIAL NON-PUBLIC INFORMATION ABOUT LOAN PARTIES, THE LOAN PARTIES AND THEIR RELATED PARTIES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SECURITIES. ACCORDINGLY, EACH LENDER REPRESENTS TO THE BORROWERS AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT THAT IT HAS IDENTIFIED IN ITS ADMINISTRATIVE QUESTIONNAIRE A CREDIT CONTACT WHO MAY RECEIVE INFORMATION THAT MAY CONTAIN MATERIAL NON-PUBLIC INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS COMPLIANCE PROCEDURES AND APPLICABLE LAW, INCLUDING FEDERAL AND STATE SECURITIES LAWS.

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SECTION 9.13.      Several Obligations; Nonreliance; Violation of Law. The respective obligations of the Lenders hereunder are several and not joint and the failure of any Lender to make any Loan or perform any of its obligations hereunder shall not relieve any other Lender from any of its obligations hereunder. Each Lender hereby represents that it is not relying on or looking to any margin stock (as defined in Regulation U of the Board) for the repayment of the Borrowings provided for herein. Anything contained in this Agreement to the contrary notwithstanding, no Lender shall be obligated to extend credit to the Borrowers in violation of any Requirement of Law.

SECTION 9.14.      USA PATRIOT Act and Beneficial Ownership Regulation. Each Lender that is subject to the requirements of the USA Patriot Act (Title III of Pub. L. 107 56 (signed into law October 26, 2001)) (the “Act”) and the Beneficial Ownership Regulation hereby notifies the Borrowers that pursuant to the requirements of the Act and the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, it is required to obtain, verify and record information that identifies the Borrowers, which information includes the names and addresses of the Borrowers and other information that will allow such Lender to identify the Borrowers in accordance with the Act and the Beneficial Ownership Regulation. The Borrowers agree to cooperate with each Lender and provide true, accurate and complete information to such Lender in response to any such request.

SECTION 9.15.      Disclosure. Each Loan Party and each Lender hereby acknowledges and agrees that the Administrative Agent and/or its Affiliates from time to time may hold investments in, make other loans to or have other relationships with any of the Loan Parties and their respective Affiliates.

SECTION 9.16.      Appointment for Perfection. Each Lender (in its capacity as Lender and as a holder of any other Secured Obligations) hereby appoints each other Lender as its agent for the purpose of perfecting Liens, for the benefit of the Collateral Agent, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the other holders of Secured Obligations, in assets which, in accordance with Article 9 of the UCC or any other applicable law can be perfected only by possession or control. Should any Lender (other than the Collateral Agent) obtain possession or control of any such Collateral, such Lender shall notify the Collateral Agent thereof and, promptly upon the Collateral Agent’s request therefor, shall deliver such Collateral to the Collateral Agent or otherwise deal with such Collateral in accordance with the Collateral Agent’s instructions.

SECTION 9.17.      Interest Rate Limitation. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if at any time the interest rate applicable to any Loan, together with all fees, charges and other amounts which are treated as interest on such Loan under applicable law (collectively the “Charges”), shall exceed the maximum lawful rate (the “Maximum Rate”) which may be contracted for, charged, taken, received or reserved by the Lender holding such Loan in accordance with applicable law, the rate of interest payable in respect of such Loan hereunder, together with all Charges payable in respect thereof, shall be limited to the Maximum Rate and, to the extent lawful, the interest and Charges that would have been payable in respect of such Loan but were not payable as a result of the operation of this Section shall be cumulated and the interest and Charges payable to such Lender in respect of other Loans or periods shall be increased (but not above the Maximum Rate therefor) until such cumulated amount, together with interest thereon at the Federal Funds Effective Rate to the date of repayment, shall have been received by such Lender.

SECTION 9.18.      No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility. In connection with all aspects of each transaction contemplated hereby (including in connection with any amendment, waiver or other modification hereof or of any other Loan Document), each Loan Party acknowledges and agrees that: (i) (A) the arranging and other services regarding this Agreement provided by the Lenders are arm’s-length commercial transactions between the Loan Parties and their Affiliates, on the one hand, and the Lenders and their Affiliates, on the other hand, (B) the Loan Parties have consulted their own legal, accounting,

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regulatory and tax advisors to the extent it has deemed appropriate and (C) the Loan Parties are capable of evaluating, and each understands and accepts, the terms, risks and conditions of the transactions contemplated hereby and by the other Loan Documents; (ii) (A) each of the Lenders and their Affiliates is and has been acting solely as a principal and, except as expressly agreed in writing by the relevant parties, has not been, is not, and will not be acting as an advisor, agent or fiduciary for the Loan Parties or any of their Affiliates, or any other Person and (B) no Lender or any of its Affiliates has any obligation to the Loan Parties or any of their Affiliates with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby except, in the case of a Lender, those obligations expressly set forth herein and in the other Loan Documents; and (iii) each of the Lenders and their respective Affiliates may be engaged in a broad range of transactions that involve interests that differ from those of the Loan Parties and their Affiliates, and no Lender or any of its Affiliates has any obligation to disclose any of such interests to the Loan Parties or their Affiliates.  To the fullest extent permitted by law, each Loan Party hereby waives and releases any claims that it may have against each of the Lenders and their Affiliates with respect to any breach or alleged breach of agency or fiduciary duty in connection with any aspect of any transaction contemplated hereby.

SECTION 9.19.      Intercreditor Agreement. Each of the Lenders hereby acknowledges that it has received and reviewed the Intercreditor Agreement and agrees to be bound by the terms thereof as if such Lender was a signatory thereto. Each Lender (and each Person that becomes a Lender hereunder pursuant to Section 9.04) hereby (a) acknowledges that Jefferies Finance LLC is acting under the Intercreditor Agreement as the Term Loan Representative and Jefferies Finance LLC and its Affiliates is or may be a Lender hereunder and/or under the ABL Loan Documents and (b) waives any conflict of interest, now contemplated or arising hereafter, in connection therewith and agrees not to assert against the Administrative Agent any claims, cause of action, damages or liabilities of whatever kind or nature relating thereto. Each Lender (and each Person that becomes a Lender hereunder pursuant to Section 9.04) hereby authorizes and directs the Administrative Agent to enter into the Intercreditor Agreement on behalf of such Lender and agrees that the Administrative Agent may take such actions on its behalf as is contemplated by the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement.

SECTION 9.20.      Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEAAffected Financial Institutions. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any Loan Document or in any other agreement, arrangement or understanding among any such parties, each party hereto acknowledges that any liability of any EEAAffected Financial Institution arising under any Loan Document, to the extent such liability is unsecured, may be subject to the write-down and conversion powers of an EEAthe applicable Resolution Authority and agrees and consents to, and acknowledges and agrees to be bound by:

(a)       the application of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by an EEAthe applicable Resolution Authority to any such liabilities arising hereunder which may be payable to it by any party hereto that is an EEAAffected Financial Institution; and

(b)       the effects of any Bail-In Action on any such liability, including, if applicable:

(i)       a reduction in full or in part or cancellation of any such liability;

(ii)       a conversion of all, or a portion of, such liability into shares or other instruments of ownership in such EEAAffected Financial Institution, its parent entityundertaking, or a bridge institution that may be issued to it or otherwise conferred on it, and that such shares or other instruments of ownership will be accepted by it in lieu of any rights with respect to any such liability under this Agreement or any other Loan Document; or

(iii)       the variation of the terms of such liability in connection with the exercise of the write-down and conversion powers of any EEAthe applicable Resolution Authority.

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SECTION 9.21.      Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs. To the extent that the Loan Documents provide support, through a guarantee or otherwise, for Swap Agreements or any other agreement or instrument that is a QFC (such support “QFC Credit Support” and each such QFC a “Supported QFC”), the parties acknowledge and agree as follows with respect to the resolution power of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation under the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and Title II of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (together with the regulations promulgated thereunder, the “U.S. Special Resolution Regimes”) in respect of such Supported QFC and QFC Credit Support (with the provisions below applicable notwithstanding that the Loan Documents and any Supported QFC may in fact be stated to be governed by the laws of the State of New York and/or of the United States or any other state of the United States):

In the event a Covered Entity that is party to a Supported QFC (each, a “Covered Party”) becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime, the transfer of such Supported QFC and the benefit of such QFC Credit Support (and any interest and obligation in or under such Supported QFC and such QFC Credit Support, and any rights in property securing such Supported QFC or such QFC Credit Support) from such Covered Party will be effective to the same extent as the transfer would be effective under the U.S. Special Resolution Regime if the Supported QFC and such QFC Credit Support (and any such interest, obligation and rights in property) were governed by the laws of the United States or a state of the United States. In the event a Covered Party or a BHC Act Affiliate of a Covered Party becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime, Default Rights under the Loan Documents that might otherwise apply to such Supported QFC or any QFC Credit Support that may be exercised against such Covered Party are permitted to be exercised to no greater extent than such Default Rights could be exercised under the U.S. Special Resolution Regime if the Supported QFC and the Loan Documents were governed by the laws of the United States or a state of the United States. Without limitation of the foregoing, it is understood and agreed that rights and remedies of the parties with respect to a Defaulting Lender shall in no event affect the rights of any Covered Party with respect to a Supported QFC or any QFC Credit Support.

SECTION 9.22.      Certain ERISA Matters.

(a)       Each Lender (x) represents and warrants, as of the date such Person became a Lender party hereto, to, and (y) covenants, from the date such Person became a Lender party hereto to the date such Person ceases being a Lender party hereto, for the benefit of, the Administrative Agent and not, for the avoidance of doubt, to or for the benefit of the Borrowers or any other Loan Party, that at least one of the following is and will be true:

(i)       such Lender is not using “plan assets” (within the meaning of Section 3(42) of ERISA or otherwise) of one or more Benefit Plans with respect to such Lender’s entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Commitments or this Agreement,

(ii)       the transaction exemption set forth in one or more PTEs, such as PTE 84-14 (a class exemption for certain transactions determined by independent qualified professional asset managers), PTE 95-60 (a class exemption for certain transactions involving insurance company general accounts), PTE 90-1 (a class exemption for certain transactions involving insurance company pooled separate accounts), PTE 91-38 (a class exemption for certain transactions involving bank collective investment funds) or PTE 96-23 (a class exemption for certain transactions determined by in-house asset managers), is applicable with respect to such Lender’s entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Commitments and this Agreement,

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(iii)       (A) such Lender is an investment fund managed by a “Qualified Professional Asset Manager” (within the meaning of Part VI of PTE 84-14), (B) such Qualified Professional Asset Manager made the investment decision on behalf of such Lender to enter into, participate in, administer and perform the Loans, the Commitments and this Agreement, (C) the entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Commitments and this Agreement satisfies the requirements of sub-sections (b) through (g) of Part I of PTE 84-14 and (D) to the best knowledge of such Lender, the requirements of subsection (a) of Part I of PTE 84-14 are satisfied with respect to such Lender’s entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Commitments and this Agreement, or

(iv)       such other representation, warranty and covenant as may be agreed in writing between the Administrative Agent, in its sole discretion, and such Lender.

(b)       In addition, unless either (1) sub-clause (i) in the immediately preceding clause (a) is true with respect to a Lender or (2) a Lender has provided another representation, warranty and covenant in accordance with sub-clause (iv) in the immediately preceding clause (a), such Lender further (x) represents and warrants, as of the date such Person became a Lender party hereto, to, and (y) covenants, from the date such Person became a Lender party hereto to the date such Person ceases being a Lender party hereto, for the benefit of, the Administrative Agent and not, for the avoidance of doubt, to or for the benefit of the Borrowers or any other Loan Party, that the Administrative Agent is not a fiduciary with respect to the assets of such Lender involved in such Lender’s entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Commitments and this Agreement (including in connection with the reservation or exercise of any rights by the Administrative Agent under this Agreement, any Loan Document or any documents related hereto or thereto).

Article X

Loan GuarantY

SECTION 10.01.      Guaranty. Each Loan Guarantor hereby agrees that it is jointly and severally liable for, and, as a primary obligor and not merely as surety, absolutely and unconditionally guarantees to the Lenders, the prompt payment when due, whether at stated maturity, upon acceleration or otherwise, and at all times thereafter, of the Obligations and all costs and expenses, including, without limitation, all court costs and attorneys’ and paralegals’ fees (including allocated costs of in-house counsel and paralegals) and expenses paid or incurred by the Administrative Agent and the Lenders in endeavoring to collect all or any part of the Obligations from, or in prosecuting any action against, any Borrower, any Loan Guarantor or any other guarantor of all or any part of the Obligations (such costs and expenses, together with the Obligations, collectively the “Guaranteed Obligations”). Each Loan Guarantor further agrees that the Guaranteed Obligations may be extended or renewed in whole or in part without notice to or further assent from it, and that it remains bound upon its guarantee notwithstanding any such extension or renewal. All terms of this Loan Guaranty apply to and may be enforced by or on behalf of any domestic or foreign branch or Affiliate of any Lender that extended any portion of the Guaranteed Obligations.

SECTION 10.02.      Guaranty of Payment. This Loan Guaranty is a guaranty of payment and not of collection. Each Loan Guarantor waives any right to require the Administrative Agent or any Lender to sue any Borrower, any Loan Guarantor, any other guarantor, or any other Person obligated for all or any part of the Guaranteed Obligations (each, an “Obligated Party”), or otherwise to enforce its payment against any collateral securing all or any part of the Guaranteed Obligations.

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SECTION 10.03.      No Discharge or Diminishment of Loan Guaranty. (a) Except as otherwise provided for herein, the obligations of each Loan Guarantor hereunder are unconditional and absolute and not subject to any reduction, limitation, impairment or termination for any reason (other than the indefeasible payment in full in cash of the Guaranteed Obligations), including: (i) any claim of waiver, release, extension, renewal, settlement, surrender, alteration or compromise of any of the Guaranteed Obligations, by operation of law or otherwise; (ii) any change in the corporate existence, structure or ownership of any Borrower or any other Obligated Party liable for any of the Guaranteed Obligations; (iii) any insolvency, bankruptcy, reorganization or other similar proceeding affecting any Obligated Party or their assets or any resulting release or discharge of any obligation of any Obligated Party; or (iv) the existence of any claim, setoff or other rights which any Loan Guarantor may have at any time against any Obligated Party, the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any other Person, whether in connection herewith or in any unrelated transactions.

(b)       The obligations of each Loan Guarantor hereunder are not subject to any defense or setoff, counterclaim, recoupment or termination whatsoever by reason of the invalidity, illegality or unenforceability of any of the Guaranteed Obligations or otherwise, or any provision of applicable law or regulation purporting to prohibit payment by any Obligated Party, of the Guaranteed Obligations or any part thereof.

(c)       Further, the obligations of any Loan Guarantor hereunder are not discharged or impaired or otherwise affected by: (i) the failure of the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent or any Lender to assert any claim or demand or to enforce any remedy with respect to all or any part of the Guaranteed Obligations; (ii) any waiver or modification of or supplement to any provision of any agreement relating to the Guaranteed Obligations; (iii) any release, non-perfection or invalidity of any indirect or direct security for the obligations of any Borrower for all or any part of the Guaranteed Obligations or any obligations of any other Obligated Party liable for any of the Guaranteed Obligations; (iv) any action or failure to act by the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent or any Lender with respect to any collateral securing any part of the Guaranteed Obligations; or (v) any default, failure or delay, willful or otherwise, in the payment or performance of any of the Guaranteed Obligations, or any other circumstance, act, omission or delay that might in any manner or to any extent vary the risk of such Loan Guarantor or that would otherwise operate as a discharge of any Loan Guarantor as a matter of law or equity (other than the indefeasible payment in full in cash of the Guaranteed Obligations).

SECTION 10.04.      Defenses Waived. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, each Loan Guarantor hereby waives any defense based on or arising out of any defense of any Borrower or any Loan Guarantor or the unenforceability of all or any part of the Guaranteed Obligations from any cause, or the cessation from any cause of the liability of any Borrower or any Loan Guarantor, other than the indefeasible payment in full in cash of the Guaranteed Obligations. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, each Loan Guarantor irrevocably waives acceptance hereof, presentment, demand, protest and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any notice not provided for herein, as well as any requirement that at any time any action be taken by any Person against any Obligated Party, or any other Person. Each Loan Guarantor confirms that it is not a surety under any state law and shall not raise any such law as a defense to its obligations hereunder. The Collateral Agent may, at its election, foreclose on any Collateral held by it by one or more judicial or non-judicial sales, accept an assignment of any such Collateral in lieu of foreclosure or otherwise act or fail to act with respect to any collateral securing all or a part of the Guaranteed Obligations, compromise or adjust any part of the Guaranteed Obligations, make any other accommodation with any Obligated Party or exercise any other right or remedy available to it against any Obligated Party, without affecting or impairing in any way the liability of such Loan Guarantor under this Loan Guaranty except to the extent the Guaranteed Obligations have been fully and indefeasibly paid in cash. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, each Loan Guarantor waives any defense arising out of any such election even though that election may operate, pursuant to applicable law, to impair or

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extinguish any right of reimbursement or subrogation or other right or remedy of any Loan Guarantor against any Obligated Party or any security.

SECTION 10.05.      Rights of Subrogation. No Loan Guarantor will assert any right, claim or cause of action, including, without limitation, a claim of subrogation, contribution or indemnification, that it has against any Obligated Party, or any collateral, until the Loan Parties and the Loan Guarantors have fully performed all their obligations to the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent and the Lenders.

SECTION 10.06.      Reinstatement; Stay of Acceleration. If at any time any payment of any portion of the Guaranteed Obligations (including a payment effected through exercise of a right of setoff) is rescinded or must otherwise be restored or returned upon the insolvency, bankruptcy or reorganization of any Borrower or otherwise (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by a Secured Party in its discretion), each Loan Guarantor’s obligations under this Loan Guaranty with respect to that payment shall be reinstated at such time as though the payment had not been made and whether or not the Administrative Agent and the Lenders are in possession of this Loan Guaranty. If acceleration of the time for payment of any of the Guaranteed Obligations is stayed upon the insolvency, bankruptcy or reorganization of any Borrower, all such amounts otherwise subject to acceleration under the terms of any agreement relating to the Guaranteed Obligations shall nonetheless be payable by the Loan Guarantors forthwith on demand by the Administrative Agent.

SECTION 10.07.      Information. Each Loan Guarantor assumes all responsibility for being and keeping itself informed of the Borrowers’ financial condition and assets, and of all other circumstances bearing upon the risk of nonpayment of the Guaranteed Obligations and the nature, scope and extent of the risks that each Loan Guarantor assumes and incurs under this Loan Guaranty, and agrees that neither the Administrative Agent nor any Lender shall have any duty to advise any Loan Guarantor of information known to it regarding those circumstances or risks.

SECTION 10.08.      [Intentionally Omitted].

SECTION 10.09.      Taxes. Each payment of the Guaranteed Obligations will be made by each Loan Guarantor without withholding for any Taxes, unless such withholding is required by law. If any Loan Guarantor determines, in its sole discretion exercised in good faith, that it is so required to withhold Taxes, then such Loan Guarantor may so withhold and shall timely pay the full amount of withheld Taxes to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law. If such Taxes are Indemnified Taxes, then the amount payable by such Loan Guarantor shall be increased as necessary so that, net of such withholding (including such withholding applicable to additional amounts payable under this Section), the Administrative Agent or applicable Lender (as the case may be) receives the amount it would have received had no such withholding been made.

SECTION 10.10.      Maximum Liability. The provisions of this Loan Guaranty are severable, and in any action or proceeding involving any state corporate law, or any state, federal or foreign bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or other law affecting the rights of creditors generally, if the obligations of any Loan Guarantor under this Loan Guaranty would otherwise be held or determined to be avoidable, invalid or unenforceable on account of the amount of such Loan Guarantor’s liability under this Loan Guaranty, then, notwithstanding any other provision of this Loan Guaranty to the contrary, the amount of such liability shall, without any further action by the Loan Guarantors or the Administrative Agent or any Lender, be automatically limited and reduced to the highest amount that is valid and enforceable as determined in such action or proceeding (such highest amount determined hereunder being the relevant Loan Guarantor’s “Maximum Liability”). This Section with respect to the Maximum Liability of each Loan Guarantor is intended solely to preserve the rights of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders to the maximum extent not subject to avoidance under applicable law, and no Loan Guarantor nor any other

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Person shall have any right or claim under this Section with respect to such Maximum Liability, except to the extent necessary so that the obligations of any Loan Guarantor hereunder shall not be rendered voidable under applicable law. Each Loan Guarantor agrees that the Guaranteed Obligations may at any time and from time to time exceed the Maximum Liability of each Loan Guarantor without impairing this Loan Guaranty or affecting the rights and remedies of the Administrative Agent or the Lenders hereunder; provided that, nothing in this sentence shall be construed to increase any Loan Guarantor’s obligations hereunder beyond its Maximum Liability.

SECTION 10.11.      Contribution. In the event any Loan Guarantor (a “Paying Guarantor”) shall make any payment or payments under this Loan Guaranty or shall suffer any loss as a result of any realization upon any collateral granted by it to secure its obligations under this Loan Guaranty, each other Loan Guarantor (each a “Non-Paying Guarantor”) shall contribute to such Paying Guarantor an amount equal to such Non-Paying Guarantor’s “Contribution Percentage” of such payment or payments made, or losses suffered, by such Paying Guarantor. For purposes of this Article X, each Non-Paying Guarantor’s “Contribution Percentage” with respect to any such payment or loss by a Paying Guarantor shall be determined as of the date on which such payment or loss was made by reference to the ratio of (i) such Non-Paying Guarantor’s Maximum Liability as of such date (without giving effect to any right to receive, or obligation to make, any contribution hereunder) or, if such Non-Paying Guarantor’s Maximum Liability has not been determined, the aggregate amount of all monies received by such Non-Paying Guarantor from the Borrowers after the Effective Date (whether by loan, capital infusion or by other means) to (ii) the aggregate Maximum Liability of all Loan Guarantors hereunder (including such Paying Guarantor) as of such date (without giving effect to any right to receive, or obligation to make, any contribution hereunder), or to the extent that a Maximum Liability has not been determined for any Loan Guarantor, the aggregate amount of all monies received by such Loan Guarantors from the Borrowers after the Effective Date (whether by loan, capital infusion or by other means). Nothing in this provision shall affect any Loan Guarantor’s several liability for the entire amount of the Guaranteed Obligations (up to such Loan Guarantor’s Maximum Liability). Each of the Loan Guarantors covenants and agrees that its right to receive any contribution under this Loan Guaranty from a Non-Paying Guarantor shall be subordinate and junior in right of payment to the payment in full in cash of the Guaranteed Obligations. This provision is for the benefit of all of the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Loan Guarantors and may be enforced by any one, or more, or all of them in accordance with the terms hereof.

SECTION 10.12.      Liability Cumulative. The liability of each Loan Party as a Loan Guarantor under this Article X is in addition to and shall be cumulative with all liabilities of each Loan Party to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party or in respect of any obligations or liabilities of the other Loan Parties, without any limitation as to amount, unless the instrument or agreement evidencing or creating such other liability specifically provides to the contrary.

Article XI

The Borrower Representative

SECTION 11.01.      Appointment; Nature of Relationship. Holdings is hereby appointed by each of the Borrowers as its contractual representative (herein referred to as the “Borrower Representative” hereunder and under each other Loan Document, and each of the Borrowers irrevocably authorizes the Borrower Representative to act as the contractual representative of such Borrower with the rights and duties expressly set forth herein and in the other Loan Documents. The Borrower Representative agrees to act as such contractual representative upon the express conditions contained in this Article XI. The Administrative Agent and the Lenders, and their respective officers, directors, agents or employees,

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shall not be liable to the Borrower Representative or any Borrower for any action taken or omitted to be taken by the Borrower Representative or the Borrowers pursuant to this Section 11.01.

SECTION 11.02.      Powers. The Borrower Representative shall have and may exercise such powers under the Loan Documents as are specifically delegated to the Borrower Representative by the terms of each thereof, together with such powers as are reasonably incidental thereto. The Borrower Representative shall have no implied duties to the Borrowers, or any obligation to the Lenders to take any action thereunder except any action specifically provided by the Loan Documents to be taken by the Borrower Representative.

SECTION 11.03.      Employment of Agents. The Borrower Representative may execute any of its duties as the Borrower Representative hereunder and under any other Loan Document by or through authorized officers.

SECTION 11.04.      Notices. Each Borrower shall immediately notify the Borrower Representative of the occurrence of any Default hereunder describing such Default and stating that such notice is a “notice of default”. In the event that the Borrower Representative receives such a notice, the Borrower Representative shall give prompt notice thereof to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders. Any notice provided to the Borrower Representative hereunder shall constitute notice to each Borrower on the date received by the Borrower Representative.

SECTION 11.05.      Successor Borrower Representative. Upon the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent, the Borrower Representative may resign at any time, such resignation to be effective upon the appointment of a successor Borrower Representative. The Administrative Agent shall give prompt written notice of such resignation to the Lenders.

SECTION 11.06.      Execution of Loan Documents. The Borrowers hereby empower and authorize the Borrower Representative, on behalf of the Borrowers, to execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders the Loan Documents and all related agreements, certificates, documents, or instruments as shall be necessary or appropriate to effect the purposes of the Loan Documents, including, without limitation, the Financials Certificates. Each Borrower agrees that any action taken by the Borrower Representative or the Borrowers in accordance with the terms of this Agreement or the other Loan Documents, and the exercise by the Borrower Representative of its powers set forth therein or herein, together with such other powers that are reasonably incidental thereto, shall be binding upon all of the Borrowers.

 

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